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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 30, 1943)
Oregon’s 1943 swimming team is small and determined,
just as all the rest of Oregon’s championship swimming teams
have been; although, there is just a little bit of difference be
tween this year’s team and previous ones—in that the squad
is smaller. But, to make up for the comparatively small squad
Coach Mike Hoyman has breathed the fire of determination
into his team; a fire that will not be squelched by any water
that opposing swim teams may spray on it. This fire of deter
Kination has been present in all of Oregon’s swimming teams,
hich accounts for the number of aquatic trophies that Oregon
now has resting on her mantel.
But before we go into Oregon’s swimming record, let’s
take a squint at this team determination that is so obvious in
the-squad. In the first place this year's team has lost about 60
per cent of last year’s team, but the 1942 team was acclaimed
by sports writers everywhere to be the best in the nation, and
locally speaking, was the best swimming team that Oregon
ever had in its entire swimming history.
Lost Year's Record Hangs Heavy
Last year’s team is one of the factors that is responsible
for the boys’ attitude of not letting Oregon down. The boys
are going up to Corvallis today to meet their first compe
tition of the season, and they go up to hold up a mighty
good record—one that has never been equaled by any other
team in the northern division. .This fact, and the fact that
they have the best coach on the coast, and a venture can
be made, that he is the best even extending around the gulf,
^ and up the Atlantic coast, will help the boys to bring home
the honors that they are accustomed to bringing home.
Past Record Brilliant
Delving into the past record of the,Oregon swimming team
shows why the team has always been an ominous note in any
competitor's notebook. In the span of four years, 1934,-’35, ’36,
and '37, the Oregon team won three northern division cham
pionships; won the coast championship; won every dual meet
they competed in. to remain undefeated altogether in this type
of competition; and have broken about 60 records since 1933.
1'he Oregon team still holds about 25 records in Northern di
vision competition, Pacific coast conference competition, and
also national competition. Oregon has broken and still holds
more records than all the northern divisions team put togeth
er. They have had five men picked for All-American since
1933, which again is more men than all of the northern divis
ion teams put together.
Even California Writes
^ Last year was the one that really put the Oregon swim
ming team in the sporting world; a time when even the
California newspapers were saying a few things about a
team that hailed from the state of Oregon. At the begin
ning of the 1942 swim season the team looked dismally in
competent to match spray with the powerful-looking Ore
gon State teams, and the Husky contingent from Washing
ton. But the boys had the will to win, a requisite for any
man that swims on the team that Hoyman coaches, and they
came through in fine style. The first time Oregon met the
Beavers, they tubbed them 63 to 12, and the second meet,
■ 59 to 16. The latter meet was held in Oregon State’s pool,
and the Beavers couldn’t complain about slippery sides, or
the weather being too cold. Then Oregon dunked the
Washington Huskies 53 to 19. “This can’t be true,” was
the comment that emanated from the pens of the sports
scribes, but after the Ducks drubbed the San Jose State
college, and scalped Stanford, who had been the reigning
collegiate power in the southern division, to the tune of 49
to 25, the scribes sang another song. Then the Oregon team
went on to take the northern division championship by
storm, winning every first place that was available at the
time. They also walked away from the pool with 89 points,
54 more than their nearest rival.
This is the kind of a record that the 1943 team lias to live
up to, and the boys are bound and determined to do just that.
Since swimming has become a major sport at Oregon there has
been just one year that the Oregon team has placed lower than
first place, and that was in 1941 when they dropped to the
W ashington team in the dual meets and the northern division
Don't Like to Boast
This 1942 team was by far the best team in the nation,
"and following is a resume of the team’s record:
Won every first place in the northern division meet.
The score made was the greatest ever made by any other
team in the northern division.
In what may easily prove to
he one of the closest and most
interesting games of the current
intramural basketball tourney,
Theta Chi managed to squeeze
by an inspired, battling Sammie
quintet, 15 to 12.
This struggle was close and
low scoring from the opening tip
off till the final whistle, with no
man on either team managing
to score more than four points.
At half time everything was all
even with both teams having six
What may have been the turn
ing point of the game, and a real
break for Theta Chi was the loss
by the “Sammies” of Harry
Glickman early in the fourth
quarter on fouls. From that point
on, the Chis began edging into
the lead. Jim Gallagher, of Theta
Chi, aggravated an already in
jured ankle and had to retire
from the game.
SAM “A” (12) Thetas "A” (15)
Director, 1.F. 4, White
Buchwach, 2.... F. Childs
Glickman, 3.C. 2, Hall
Rotenburg, 3.... G. 4, Potts
Puziss, 3-.v.G. 4, Nesbitt
Barde.S. 1, Gallagher
Old teammates met yesterday
as rivals. The conditions were
slightly different from the days
last fall, but George Dugan and
Ed Moshofsky and the rest of
the DU boys met Dick Asiicom
and his Sigma hall proteges on
the basketball floor.
The fraternity boys got slight
ly the better of the deal, handing
Sigma a 20 to 11 loss. Dugan led
the DUs with eight points, while
Rogers and Ashcom got four
each for the hallmen.
Sigma Hall Delta Upsilon
“A” (11 “A” (20)
Rogers, 4.F.. 2, Cellavis
Kinersly.F. 6, Jones
Dumount, 1.C. 8, Dugan
Browning. G. Mann
Ashcom, 4.G. 4, Ginn
Fargher, 2.S. Moshofsky
As an anti-climax to a rugged
afternoon schedule, the law school
“B” quintet drubbed a listless Pi
Kappa Alpha team, 11 to 3. The
game was slow and the Pi Kap
team failed to show. Lav; school
led at half-time 5 to 1.
Law School Pi Kappa.
“B” (11) Alpha “B” (3)
TALLNESS KELPS . . .
. . . Roger Wiley; a deft hand and a long leg.
(Continued from page four)
was his diminutive teammate,
Bob Hodgins with 12 and then
State’s fine bail player, Franky
Roelandt, with an eleven points.
Fresh, 51 Rook, 43
Hume, 9.F.. 4, Love
Coenenberg, 13 F. 7, Konstad
Crockett.C. 7, Haney
Miller, 7.G. 11, Roelandt
Caviness, 8.G. 2, Widmer
Pupke.S. 4, Oberst
Hodgins, 12.S. 2, Waller
Hull.S. 3, Prather
Hamilton, 1.S. 2, Hobart
College enrollments are down
nearly 14 per cent from 1941, ac
cording to US office of education.
First time any team had more points than all the other
teams put together.
The meet itself was the fastest one ever held.
Oregon’s defeat of the San Francisco Olympic club
marked the first defeat this team had suffered, and they with
four All-American men on their team.
1 he team now is going up to Corvallis in somewhat the
same condition that last year’s team started with. Last year's
team, and almost all the previous teams, started the season with
a similar loss of good men and prospects of developing good
men being rather dark.
However tire one thing that has brought previous teams out
of the cellar to the pinnacle of the conference is the spirit and
determination to win that is so obvious in the Oregon team.
The Oregon swim team is going up to Corvallis today to live
uj) to the record set down by previous Oregon teams, and are
absolutely determined to show the other teams that Oregon
lias a swimming team, and one that will be hard to tip over—
SPEED PLUS . . .
. . . A1 Popiek is a promising
sophomore showing plenty of
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