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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1943)
Bruins were hamstrung by Georgia’s growling Bulldogs, 9 to 0,
in the Rose Bowl grid gargantua at Pasadena while the West’s
club of no-stars were nipped ever so slightly by the East’s star
studded corporation, 13 to 12, in the Shrine tussle at Kezar.
It just wasn’t the West’s year. But at that both west
ern representatives put up a whale of a fight and prestige
was boosted instead of suffering despite the scores.
a Everyone figured, with the exception of those few intrepid
*'ucssers who would stick with the under-dog through thick
and thin and wager their last shekel on an upset even if Ohio
State played Kalamazoo Teachers, that UCLA would be swept
right out of the Arroyo Seco gridiron saucer and onto the street
Messrs. Franklin Sinkwich and Charles Trippi, plus a bevy
of other Bulldog pigskin prowlers, were just too much, august
prognosticators said, for Bre’r Bruin to cope with. The young
ster just didn't stand a Chinaman’s chance to even make the
rose festival headliner interesting.
Morrell Hears the Worst
Courageous Babe Horrell had heard with his tongue in his
cheek the same sort of banter at the outset of the season. UCLA
was no better than a lower division berth. And, dear readers,
what did the insignificant, little Bruin do, but overturn the ap
ple cart and walk off with championship honors, an atrocity
unheard of in Westwood circles.
Identical situation presented itself in the R. B. brush
_ New Year’s day. And with the right amount of breaks an
w other smashing upset might have been forthcoming. Now,
mind you, we aren’t endeavoring to steal any of the glory
from those swash-buckling Georgia lads. They were the
better team on the field that day. ..But still it was close,
nothing bordering on the calamitious avalanche which all
expected to see Bre’r Bruin be snowed under by.
It wasn't the headlined Mr. Sinkwich who scooped up most
of the honors, though Fragile Frankie smashed over for the
touchdown and also tossed a few of his famous short bullets.
Rather, tripping Trippi, the lad with mercury in fiis heels, was
the one who really kept the Uclans.in a dither with his gallop
around-here-plunge-through-there tactics. Trippi was named
by the sports writers in attendance, as the best man on the field.
Sinkwich's case has a touch of "Jurkovichism” about it, if
you get what we mean. Cursed with brittle bones in spite of
his hulking frame, Fleet Frankie has been susceptible to small
bumps and bruises which later develop into real hurts. Last
•fcar the Georgia All-American soared to fame with his glass
jaw firmly encased in a brace.
This year he was luckier. Until the latter part of the sea
son his battered body remained intact under the repeated bom
barding from enemy tacklers. Then, with Rose Bowl just out
of ear-shot, Frankie’s ankles started acting up. A week’s rest
was prescribed by Coach Wallace Butts in hopes that this would
mend hrankie’s ankles so that he could romp the greensward
unhampered, in the Rose Bowl classic.
But Frankie’s ankles were slow to mend. He played
against UCLA, yes. But he played on shear nerve, for the
love of the game, and because of the swarms of fans v/ho
scrambled into the Pasadena concrete arena just to see ev
erybody’s All-American, Frankie Sinkwich. One writer
said Sinkwich limped on one ankle only because it out
hurt the other.
All Set for Big Year
California’s Jurkovich was the same way. He bounded up
«*.»m his prep days to California Berkeley with prophesies a
ong long. Jolting Jim could moan over a 100-yard course in
9.7. He was shifty, driving, and the sky was the limit as to
what he would accomplish under the guidance of Stub Allison.
But those confounded injuries overhauled Jim, blight
ing his career. Last year, university officials had to ban
him from the game because of the continual brain concus
sions he would receive. Most of Jurk’s varsity grid min
utes were spent, prone, on the velvet of the grid floor after
a biff on the head.
This year, Jurk wasn’t much better off. When he was in
tact, he w as incomparable. But that happened, oh so seldom.
What's This? Hey Hobby!
From the ramblings of Boh Considine of IXS tame we spy
the following little notice which certainly is complimentary to
the least if not down-right surprising. Brother Considine
quotes basketball ratings, compiled by Dick Dunkel, national
expert, which he describes as much like football ratings.
Oregon is rated as NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE NA
Gordon's Stars Bow
To Furious UO Frosh
“TERRIBLE THOMAS” . . .
. . . Robiin, Oregon’s great halfback for three years, bowed out of
coilegiate football, playing a bang-up game against the East in
the Shrine struggle Friday.
28 Varsity Players Listed
For Letters, 38 Freshmen
Varsity football growlers, some
28 in number, were granted let
ter awards for the 1942 season,
it was announced by Athletic
Manager Anse Cornell, upon the
recommendation of Coach John
Most of the 28 were listed on
the traveling squad for the
year. A minimum of 60 min
utes was required of the var
sity players for the block “O”
Thirty-eight freshmen were
listed for numeral awards by
Coach Cornell a number much
larger than usual. Requisites of
a freshman award is participa
tion in either of the Oregon State
The Varsity letter-winners:
Three-year awards, Dick Ashcorn,
Steve Bodner, Val Culwell, Bob
Davis, Roy Dyer, Ed Moshofsky,
Floyd Rhea, Tommy Roblin. Two
yehr awards, Chuck Elliott, Cliff
Giffin, Merritt Kufferman, Russ
Nowling, Ken Oliphant, Jim Shep
hard, Len Surles, Tom Terry.
First-year awards, Bill Bartles,
Ray Blatchley, Dick Brown, Bill
Davis, Scotty Deeds, George Du
gan, Roy Erickson, Harold Lloyd,
Bill Mayther, Bob Reynolds, Hen
ry Steers, Pete Torchia.
The Frosh numeral winners:
Dick Cooper, Vernon Wheeler,
John Munro, Harold Abelsen, Don
Stanton, Donald Martin, Joe Ol
son, Bill Bodner, Bill Murphy,
William Hanna, Bill Culbertson,
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HOPES die ...
. . . Cube lloiiingbery, coach of
the West’s Shrine team, saw his
boys drop a tight 13 to 12 game
to the East New Year’s.
TIOX !!!! Yes, Oregon. Oregon of Eugene. Arranger Dun
kel divulges our Wehfoots rank first with 73.6; while South
ern California places as runner-up with 73.4; Duquesne with
73.2, Indiana, 72.8. What do the decimal quotations mean?
Considine didn’t know, so we won't even enter a guess.
By MART POND
All but the benches were
thrown at Joe Gordon's All-Stars
Wednesday evening, by the Ore
gon freshman hoopsters as they
walloped the Stars, 67-43, in a re
turn match of the two teams on
McArthur court. The game, as it
progressed, became more and
more a story of a bunch of young
sters with too much run and
jump for' a team that did not
have the opportunity to see very
much of the leather sphere
through the course of the game.
Playing with a fervor not seen
on the Frosh squad before last
night’s contest, the Ducklings
succeeded nobly in tying the
Gordonites into minute knots,
with most of the large Oregon
squad seeing seme action.
Fast breaking on the part of
the two freshman guards, Bob
Caviness and John Miller, set the
ball up for the opening-minute
scores. Tall frosh Joe Coenenberg
dropped 10 large points through
the hoop during the first half
from his forward position, to
lead both teams for individual
during the initial half and make
him second highest scorer for the
evening, with 13 tallies.
sandness, Taylor Star
With a definitely slow starting
squad, the All-Stars tried des
perately to get back in the run
ning with long passes, which as a
matter of conversation, clicked.
Doc Taylor and Earl Sandness
kept the Frosh backboard and
basket mere than luke warm for
a few minutes before the close
of the first half, with spinning
hook shots and lay-in baskets.
But diminutive “Dutch” Simmons
continually outmaneuvered the
Stars’ defense and kept the Duck
lings in the lead. At the end of
the first half, the Oregons were
out in front of their opponents,
B;«fk to a fresh start at the
start of the second half the fresh
men dropped all pretense of hav
ing their Jpe creep up on them
any further, and a short sporster,
John Miller, raliied a new Frosh
team which took the floor at the
start of the second period, by ac
counting for two quick points.
Another speedster who continu
ally developed Oregon scores,
was Eugene’s own Bob Hodgins
who teamed with Joe Coenenbcrg
and Ken Hume under the Stars’
Sand ness Hits 3
The highlights of the All-Stars
was undoubtedly centered in a
tall red head, Earl Sandness, who
refused to watch his newly ac
quired basketball proteges (Ore
gon Frosh) steal every bit of ac
tion that was to be had. The tall
mentor even went as far as to
drop the ball through the basket
three times in a row before the
freshmen could take command.
Then his teammate Doc Taylor
hit the hemp with still another,
whereupon Mr. Miller and col
leagues took advantage of poor
passes that went ascue for the
Stars and continued in their race
for a scoring record.
Coordination in combination
that just couldn’t seem to go
wrong, the Freshmen under the
direction of high scorer, Dick
Crockett, who scored 13 for the
evening as an alternate for Dean
Sempert at center, widened the
gap between the two squads, be
cause of more miscues on the
pait of their rivals. The score
was running in but one direction
toward the finishing minutes of
the contest, until the Gordon
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