Sport: End of an Era

When Frank Leahy predicted that his Notre Dame team would drop several games this season, rival coaches laughed hollowly. Since its defeat by the Great Lakes Naval Training Station team in December 1945, Notre Dame had won 36 games, tied two (Army and Southern California), lost none. In its opener this year, Notre Dame won No. 37. It was the most memorable unbeaten streak since Fielding H. ("Hurry Up") Yost's "point-a-minute" Michigan teams took 55, tied one, between 1901 and 1905.*

Last weekend, Notre Dame was a solid 20-point favorite over once-beaten (by Texas, 34-26) Purdue. Coach Leahy recalled that two years...

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