Third Down and a War to Go: The All-American 1942 Wisconsin Badgers

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The famous football season of 1942 was a thrilling final fling - the Wisconsin Badgers triumphed on the gridiron, but soon after would be serving their country in Okinawa, at the Battle of the Bulge, in aerial dogfights, and in POW camps. Not all of them came home. Wisconsin had a host of star players, including Pat Hit 'Em Again Harder, Elroy Crazylegs Hirsch, and two-time All-American Dave Schreiner, and they were coached by Harry Stuhldreher (one of Notre Dame's legendary Four Horsemen ). They won one version of the national championship, awarded by the Helms Foundation. Through extensive research and interviews, Terry Frei tells the stories of the 1942 Badgers with insight, humor, and respect.