Sport: Doing for Dear Old Rutgers

Rutgers, with an assist from Princeton, began the game of football back in 1869, and has since had considerable cause to regret it. Save for 1876, which scarcely counts—Rutgers had a severely truncated schedule of one game that year—the Scarlet Knights have never gone through a season undefeated. Down through the years they scraped together a barely respectable record, just a shade over the .500 mark, and even when they did come close to a perfect season, they managed to blow their chances at the last moment. In 1960 they thundered undefeated into...

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