The Nation: Loser Take All

"They don't know how to win," Coach Joseph Fink said of his young charges as the Friendsville Academy Foxes of Friendsville, Tenn., set a new record of sorts by losing their 119th basketball game in a row (TIME, March 6, 1972). That was a year ago, and it sometimes seemed that Coach Fink was literally correct, that the Friendsville Foxes would never win again. Last week, however, after spinning out their streak to 138 consecutive losses, the Foxes encountered a team almost equally consistent: St. Camillus Academy of Corbin, Ky., which had lost 48 in a row. In the epic clash...

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