Sport: Confidence

Though football fans wondered about Coach Frank Leahy's future after Notre Dame's worst season in 17 years (4-4-1), his boss at Notre Dame was in no doubt. Last week, at the annual football dinner, President John J. Cavanaugh announced that Leahy was getting a "substantial" increase in salary (this year estimated at $15,000). Furthermore, in case anybody thought Notre Dame was going to 1) abandon big-time football, or 2) join in "the chicanery" of checkbook recruiting, he was mightily mistaken. "We are flatly and irreconcilably against paying football players directly or indirectly," said Father Cavanaugh.

"What will [Notre Dame players] get? They...

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