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September 25, 1967
KICKOFFSirs:Compliments are in order for Dan Jenkins for his fine article about the opening college football season (This Year the Fight Will Be in the Open, Sept. 11) and for his correct prediction of the No. 1 team, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.JERRY SHEARD Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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September 25, 1967

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Being a charter subscriber to SI and the "Ambassador of the Ohio State Buckeyes," I want to take issue with various statements in your recent article. If you think interest is diminishing in Ole Columbus Town, try to get a ticket to the Purdue encounter: If we ever eliminate the running track and sink the playing field 30 feet, the resultant 100,000-seat stadium will sell out for every stellar attraction.

Now that Jack Fullen has retired and Rose Bowl bans have been lifted, recruiting has provided the greatest frosh team assembled since Paul Brown's '42 wonders. Just for the record, Francis Schmidt was at the helm for seven years, with a 39-16-1 record.

For 35 years I have enjoyed the OSU hysteria, and nothing breeds interest like victory! Check our record over the years since the Little College in the Cornfield entered the Big Ten in 1912. It is blessed with successes!
Mansfield, Ohio

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