Todd C. Ream, Notre Dame Magazine | June 4, 2015
Like a child eagerly awaiting Christmas, Francis Wallace, Class of 1923 and the father of college football’s annual “Pigskin Preview,” was anticipating the release of a magazine carrying his most recent installment in that series. When he saw the issue, it was not the gift he was expecting.
Wallace’s yearly college picks first ran in The Saturday Evening Post in 1937. With the exception of the World War II years of 1943-45, the preview continued to run in the Post each fall through 1948. Wallace was then lured away by Collier’s. When that periodical folded in early 1957, Wallace had to find a new publisher for his now highly anticipated preview.
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