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NO, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA CLAUS
Walter Bingham
December 12, 1960
The hapless Cavaliers, hoping to find a football victory in their stocking after 27 straight defeats, discovered, sadly, that South Carolina lacked the yuletide spirit
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December 12, 1960

No, Virginia, No Santa Claus

The hapless Cavaliers, hoping to find a football victory in their stocking after 27 straight defeats, discovered, sadly, that South Carolina lacked the yuletide spirit

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"I was scared all that beer would go to waste," said another player.

"Beer go to waste around here?" came the answer. "Buddy boy, you just don't know."

" Kansas State has sent us a telegram wishing us luck," said one boy.

"We better not fly over Lynchburg," Coach Voris said. "The alumni are likely to shoot us down."

There are nine seniors at Virginia and after three seasons they have had the joy of playing on a winning team exactly once in 30 games. The players are understandably cynical. Some time ago a Washington paper, as a public service, reprinted an account of the team's last football victory, the 15-12 win over Duke at Scott Stadium on September 27, 1958. After the game Coach Voris said: "It is the most important victory of my career." Unfortunately for poor Dick Voris, it still is.

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