Sport: Champions' Champion

Before the 1952 football season began, Notre Dame's Coach Frank Leahy, a pluperfect pessimist, glumly predicted an "awful rough season" for his green team, made up mainly of sophomores. As it turned out, Notre Dame managed to make it even rougher on the opposition.

First the Fighting Irish tied Pennsylvania, the Ivy League champions. Then they licked Texas, Southwest Conference titleholders. Purdue, co-holder of the Big Ten title, was the next victim. Along the route, Leahy's green youngsters, seasoning up under one of the toughest schedules in the country, upset Oklahoma, the Big Seven...

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