A Team of Destiny: The Unforgettable Story of Indiana’s 1967 Big Ten Championship Season And the Rose Bowl of 1968

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AuthorHouse, Jun 7, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 120 pages
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By the mid 1960’s, Indiana University had hired its sixth football coach since 1945. The Hoosier’s reputation continued to erode. To the other Big Ten teams, the Hoosiers were patsies! And their new coach, John Pont, despite a good record at Yale and Miami (Ohio), had started his first two years at Indiana with a miserable two wins, sixteen losses and one tie. By the year 1967, Indiana had little thought of competing for the Big Ten Championship. It would be considered a successful campaign if Indiana had a .500 record and beat Purdue. What nobody expected was that Coach Pont and a determined group of veterans and sophomores would take the college football world by storm. With sophomores like quarterback Harry Gonso, running back John Isenbarger, pass catching whiz Jade Butcher, and a stout senior led defense Indiana would go undefeated in its first eight games before being surprised by Minnesota. Still, the Hoosiers went on to win their first Big Ten championship since 1945, beating Purdue to claim the Old Oaken Bucket, and play against the mighty Southern California Trojans in the Rose Bowl
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
4
Chapter 2
7
Chapter 3
8
Time Out
11
Chapter 4
13
Chapter 3
15
Chapter 5
16
Chapter 12
46
Chapter 9
47
Time Out
53
Chapter 10
56
Chapter 14
58
Chapter 11
61
Chapter 15
63
Chapter 16
65

Chapter 6
19
Chapter 4
21
Chapter 7
23
Chapter 5
25
Chapter 8
27
Chapter 9
31
Chapter 7
36
Chapter 10
37
Chapter 11
41
The Last Page
68
Chapter 12
69
Chapter 13
81
Chapter 14
87
Chapter 15
92
Chapter 16
94
The Last Page
99
Biography
101
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