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Remembering University of Nevada’s football player John Davies, Sundowner pledge hazing death from alcohol

Remembering John Davies: 42 years ago on October 12th, 1975, John Davies perished at Pyramid Lake following a drunken Nevada-Reno Sundowners hazing.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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