Sport: Scuffling Cinderellas

"I hope that we will never again have an outstanding football team," said President Robert Gannon of Fordham University two years ago. Under his rigid de-emphasis program, the once-powerful Ram shrank to an emaciated shadow of its old self. Then Father Gannon left Fordham.

This fall there were signs of sprint-legged life on Fordham's playing field. Nobody paid particular attention when Fordham breezed through its early games against Kings Point (44-9) and Scranton (33-13), but when it bowled over Syracuse, 47-21, fans began to sit up and take notice. Then, fortnight ago, Fordham ran...

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