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The Olympic Dream

Us Olympic Committee

Published August 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781580000963
Paperback
80 pages
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In 1951 the University of San Francisco football team (The Dons) went undefeated and untied. Yet, despite being among the best college football teams of all time, the squad was not invited to play in a post season bowl game because two of its playersMoreIn 1951 the University of San Francisco football team (The Dons) went undefeated and untied. Yet, despite being among the best college football teams of all time, the squad was not invited to play in a post season bowl game because two of its players were African-American. The team was offered the chance to compete without the players, but they unanimously refused on principle.They were the magnificent eleven that no one had ever heard of. The team exhibited a roster of players and personnel that read like a whos who of gridiron heroes. This 51 team produced nine future NFL players- five made it to the Pro Bowl and three of those five were inducted into the Hall of Fame- the most ever from a single college team. Undefeated, Untied, and Uninvited goes behind the scenes to explore the successes and challenges as well as the unpredictable events that faced the Dons.