Sport: Boos & Catcalls

The 1951 football season, plagued by a succession of athletic scandals and disgraced by a sudden rash of dirty play, came to an end last week with a few final boos and catcalls. Among them: ¶The shaky Missouri Valley Conference seemed on the verge of breaking up for good over the case of Drake Halfback Johnny Bright. When conference officials refused to take any action in the slugging that broke his jaw (TIME, Nov. 5 et. seq.), Drake withdrew from the conference, was promptly followed by Bradley University (which has three players awaiting sentence in the basketball fix scandal).

¶The venerable Ivy...

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