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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 05:17 PM

2. Yeah, well

back in the 1950s so was the University of Wisconsin. I went to school with the boxing coach's sons. (I went to school with almost all the UW athletic coaches' kids because they all lived in our neighborhood at the time, those being the days before multi-million dollar paydays for them.) That all changed with the death of one of the team members, Charlie Mohr, following a match in the NCAA tournament in which he was knocked out. I remember that quite well. It was 1960.The faculty senate in Madison, of which my father was a member, voted to abolish the sport and the NCAA discontinued its tournament–citing the diminished number of schools participating–not long after.

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