Sport: Col's Improbable Hero

The last time the University of California at Berkeley fielded a top-ranked football team was in 1958, when the Golden Bears went on to the Rose Bowl (and lost). Since then, the campus has been stirred up more by student rebellions than football victories. Now Chuck Muncie has changed all that. Playing with a combination of power and brains that left defenses wondering where he would strike next, the Cal tailback scored 14 touchdowns, averaged 132yds. rushing per game, and caught 37 passes for 354 yds. this season. He could well be the No....

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