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After reigning as one of the great football powers of the early part of the century, Chicago began gradually to de-emphasize the sport, and by this time the end was more or less near. And after the 1939 season, which saw the Buckeyes torture the Maroons by a count of 61 to 0, Chicago's President Robert M. Hutchins pulled the plug, telling his students to concentrate on the Great Books instead. It was probably a wise choice.