Sport: Black Market in Football

There was, for example, the short, happy life of Tom ("Shorty") McWilliams at Mississippi State. For one dazzling season in 1944, Freshman McWilliams, a swivel-hipped halfback, looked like the best up-&-coming player in Southeastern Conference history. No one was surprised when Shorty showed up on West Point's unbeatable 1945 team. There were plenty more like him; they turned up three deep at both West Point and Annapolis.

By last week the tide to the service academies had turned. When their civilian schools had whistled, the big names at Annapolis had run obediently...

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