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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 16, 1943)
UO Pulls Surprise
As Get 3rd Straight
By FRED BECKWITH
Oregon’s varsity basketball team Friday night upset the
Washington State Cougars, 48-36 in the first of a two-game
Series of northern division basketball. The win came as a com
plete surprise as the Pullman crew were heavy favorites to
win the ball game.
lir.SKV HEAD . . .
. . . Edmund.-ion, Washing
ian’s age-old coach, starts liis
thirly-secolul year us Husky
lioop roach, predicting liis best
club since 193(3.
This Washington State-Oregon
hoop series which is going in full
blast at Pullman this weekend,
is what a bridge player would
term the “rubber” games.
Since Howard Hobson took over
the head coach’s office in the Ig
loo .six years ago, the Ducks and
•Tack Friel’s Cougars have been
waging some bitter, bitterly
olo.se battles. Furthermore neith
er team has been able to assume
much of a lead in the matter of
games won and lost.
The standings at present read
tr> wins for WSC, l-l triumphs for
Oregon. Things have been just
East year, it was a split
again, with each club carrying
off a pair of victories. Wash
ington State started off with a
Jiang in trouncing the Ducks
at Eugene by a nice, comfort
able margin. This advantage
was short-lived. The following
night, the Ducks fought back
into contention by grabbing a
That left things to bo decided
nt Pullman when Oregon trav
eled over the Inland Empire
route. Washington State again
forged into the fore by carving
out a victory, but Hobby's boys
\\vre soon to forget this reversal
in the glory of their own win the
So things were just back where
1 hey started.
Maybe at Pullman, something
definite can be decided this time.
Twenty-five professors of Hol
1 uni's University of Amsterdam
have been dismissed under Nazi
A new army is being construct
ed at University of Maryland.
The Ducks' victory left them ia
undisputed possession of first
place in the conference race. The
win marked Oregon's third con
secutive northern division tri
Cage Coach Howard “Hobby”
Hobson opened the ball game
with the same line-up that has
characterized the Green and
Gold's previous games: Wren and
Taylor, forwards; Wiley, center;
Newland and Kirsch, guards.
Jack Friers quintet was com
pletely subdued by a fast-break
ing Duck offensive style of play.
Freshman Uoger Wiley was es
pecially valuable to Oregon on
tip-offs, and tiie manner in
which he controlled the back
The winners!* were again cap
tained by Don Kirsch.
Tonight, the two ball clubs will
resume hostilities in chapter two
of their casaba rivalry.
Oregon has alieady bowled over
Idaho in a two-game series held
in Moscow this week.
Should the Ducks manage to
capture tonight’s fray with WSC,
they would stand in position for
a high bid in the conference stand
The Eugene institution's win
came as a complete surprise even
to her most ardent supporters.
The Cougars had. prior to
this game concluded a very suc
cessful eastern barnstorming;
tour. Among the victims of
their basketball road show was
the famed Bradley Tech quin
tet of Illinois.
Oregon has yet to open her
home series with northern division
opponents. Washington State was
considered to be one of the main
obstacles in the league scramble.
Should the “come-through kids”
whip the Cougars in tonight's for
ay. they will establish themselves
as a definite outfit to beat in the
northern division loop.
. . . Coach Jack Uriel, grizzled
veteran coach of 14 seasons, wore
a forlorn look after watching his
touted Cougar outfit takes one on
the chin from Oregon, 48-S6. The
Ducks’ brilliant victory rocked the
conference and definitely tabbed
our boys as ones to fear in the
struggle for the XD crown.
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BROTHER ACT IS NO MORE . . .
. . . The two Huestis boys, Gerry (left) and Ralph (right) provided a point-winning swim combination
last year for Coach Mike Hoyman. The brother act is no more, Gerry going into med school; but Ralph is
back, threatening to crack the breast-stroke mark held by Jack Dallas, ex-Oregcn All-American.
By NED LIEBMAN
In a rough and ragged game,
Theta Chi “A” league squad won
from the slightly bewildered Phi
Sigs, 311-10, in the first game of
yesterday's intramural basketball
Newbitt was the winners’ big
gun canning 17 points.
Neither team seemed to be able
to find the basket wdth any de
gree of consistency, especially the
Phi Sigs who found over half of
their shots spinning out of the
basket. Both squads were playing
rough ball and three of the The
ta Chis had three personals on
them at the eend of the game.
A blemish was inserted when
it was tound the timekeeper had
been running 8 minute quarters
instead of the usual five, partial
ly explaining the large score.
Canard club fought their
way to a 23-12 win over Chi
Vsi in the best game of the
day. It was a battle through
UCLA, USC Contest
For So. Division Lead
An almost exact duplication
of the football situation is being
enacted in the southern division
of the coast basketball confer
ence so far in this very young
season. For the big battle for
first place is a hotly contested
struggle between USC and
UCLA, both of whom fought with
equal fury to decide the Rose
Bowl issue last fall.
Both Los Angeles teams have
chalked up wins in their first ap
pearances, with California’s lanky
Bears taking it on the chin in
each case. Last week Southern
California belted the road-run
ning Bears from the Bay shores,
39 to 32. Alex Omaley, Troy's
dark-haired forward, and Jim
Seminoff, a great center, com
bined their efforts with 13 and 12
points, respectively, to pave the
way for the SC conquest.
UCLA Wins Too
The following night, Saturday,
Nibs Price and his Californians
moved crosstown to Westwood,
the hangout of their little Brain
brother. UCLA showed no better
hospitality for those travel-weary
Berkeleyites and hung one on the
Bears, 49 to 40.
Chuck Hanger, Cal's shot art
ist, once more tried to single
handedly pull the game out of
the fire for his teammates with
a great 10-point performance.
A young sophomore, Dick
West, more than offset Hang
er’s best efforts, firing home
18 points and inciting Marv
Lee and John Fryer to hoist in
California then diffidently
packed her duffel and hit for
home, with two black marks
against her already, and puzzling
as just how she could get back
into the running.
Indians Miss Pollard
Stanford sees its first action
of conference variety this week
end when the Trojans make
themselves known in Palo Alto.
The Indians saw their brightest
hopes dashed when Jim Pollard,
All-American forward as a sopho
more, joined the coast guard in
lieu of a draft beckon. Pollard was
a one-man scoring machine,
' broaching somewhat on Hank
Luisetti’s type, and would have
made the difference between a
top-notch Stanford club and just
a so-so outfit.
While Southern California is
in the Bay area, the Troymen
hop across to the Berkeley side
for a quick shot at the Golden
Bears. California fans who had
hoped for a reversal of the score
in this SC-Bear meeting were
doomed to discouragement when
the high-scoring Air. Hanger was
drafted this week.
out, the score being no indica
tion of the difference between
the two clubs.
Simpson and Murphy led the
clubbers with 10 and 7 points
apiece while Busterud and Heed
were the main scoring guns for
Sigma Nu “B“ won their open
ing game when they beat the Phi
Sig Bees, 29 to 4, in a combina
tion football, basketball, and soc
cer game. Both squads handled
the ball in an amateur-like m? \
ner with the Nus clearly havisg
the best of it as they controlled
the backboards at all times.
Scoring honors were evenly di
vided among the Snakemen,
Bailey, Mule, and Kemsey all get
ting their share. Lippy Lou Fel
sheim made all of the losers
points from his guard position.
Sigma N'u Phi Sigs
Canard Club Chi Psi
Murphy G. Rd(J
Theta Chi Phi Sig
The University of Notre Dame
was founded Nov. 27, 1842, by
the Very Rev. Edward Sorin, a