Oct. 29, 1957

Over-eager – or, cheap-shot prone – players were responsible for Northeastern and Brandeis athletic programs to sever their relationship.

A Page 1 story in the Boston Globe opened with the plight of Brandeis University end Mike Long was out with two chipped teeth and a 42-stitch gash thanks to a hit by Northeastern one week earlier.

The two athletic directors then rushed to be the first to publicly proclaim that their four-year attachment as rivals in all sports had ended.

The 1957 team was the best in Brandeis’ brief history. The Judges went 6-1, including shutouts against Northeastern, UMass and UNH.

Brandeis dropped football in 1960, citing costs and the number of scholarships it would take away from other teams in its growing athletic program.

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