Sport: Mid-Term Report

For close to 50 minutes it looked as if Navy's highly advertised footballers were in for a Pennsylvania dunking. Then they tied the score, and with just 25 seconds to play fired a last desperate shot. Bob ("Hunchy") Hoernschemeyer faked an end run, turned and heaved a pass; Tony Minisi—who was a flashy Penn freshman a year ago—got there just in time to outjump three Pennsylvania defenders for the winning (14-10-7) catch.

The Midshipmen hardly looked like one of the two teams voted most likely to succeed in 1945. Army, the experts' other pre-season...

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