George Gipp

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Gipper's Family Seethes Over Exhumation

Paternity questions, and Gipp, put to rest, but not controversy

(Newser) - Ronald Reagan played George Gipp in a movie about the football star’s life, but now a furor has erupted over the exhumation of Gipp’s body, 87 years after his death, the New York Times reports. Relatives and residents of his Michigan hometown remain incensed about the televised removal... More »

ESPN Crew Films as Gipper Unearthed

Legendary Notre Dame athlete exhumed for DNA testing

(Newser) - Former Notre Dame football player George Gipp was exhumed recently to undergo DNA testing for an upcoming book on the legend’s life. Gipp, an All American, inspired the phrase “win one for the Gipper” after muttering it to coach Knute Rockne on his deathbed. ESPN was on hand... More »

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