Sport: Champions of the East

Coach Earl ("Red") Blaik did not resign when the cribbing scandals of 1951 stripped West Point of its football power; he began quietly to rebuild. Against Navy last week, fielding a team made up predominantly of yearlings (sophomores). Red Blaik put the deft, finishing touches on his reconstruction job.

There was more than the usual advance hullabaloo. Navy had crushed Army three years in a row. High-spirited West Pointers had kidnaped the Navy goat before the game (and returned him in some embarrassment on orders from "higher up." reportedly old West Pointer Ike Eisenhower).

But the Army, long-memoried from the worst beating it...

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