Education: Will to Win

After 90 years, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. had ample reason to be proud of itself. Named for Marcus Whitman, the missionary pioneer of Oregon Territory days, it had a fine old campus of broad lawns and red brick buildings, a small but earnest student body (770), high scholastic standing and a sprinkling of noted alumni (among them: U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas). Whitman took all that for granted. What it was after last week was a football team that could win games in its own league.

Whitman's football temperature had...

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