Sport: It's Just a Game

The Drake University Athletic Council was hopping mad. Its members had just finished watching movies of the game with Oklahoma A. & M., and they showed how Drake Halfback Johnny Bright, the nation's leading ground gainer (and the first Negro ever to play at Stillwater, Okla.), was knocked out of the game. "Vicious, malicious and intentional," growled the Drake men. Nonsense, sputtered Oklahoma Coach Jennings Bryan Whit worth. "No boy was coached to slug you." But the play-by-play films showed a slugging that looked deliberate rather than absentminded.

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