Sport: The Tie That Binds

All last year Yale's Nicholas John Kangas was an unnoticed, third-string freshman halfback. This year, still stubbornly trying to make the grade, Nick had carried the ball exactly four times for the Eli varsity. Coach Jordan Olivar could not seem to find a spot for the light (160 Ibs.), little (5 ft. 9 in.) scrapper. Only an act of desperation sent Nick into the big game with undefeated Dartmouth last week.

It was the third quarter, and Yale was losing 7-0. Its scat backs were slipping all over the rain-drenched turf; Quarterback Dick Winterbauer...

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