Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 16, 1947, Page 4, Image 4

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    Zone Draws Attention
As Bevo Battle Nears
With the memory of last week’s overtime loss to Oregon j
State still in their minds, the Webfoot cagers ran through a stiff
scrimmage Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the second
Beaver tussle in McArthur court tomorrow night. A capacity
crowd of 6,600 fans is expected for the first home appearance
of the Webfoots against their arch rivals from Corvallis.
Coach Hobby Hobson worked
his squad yesterday against a
zone defense, fully expecting
mentor Slats Gill to use that
system tjiis weekend. The Web
foots ran up 6i) points against
the Beavers last Saturday in
Corvallis, some of which was
against a zone.
It was the first time this year
that type of defense has been
thrown against the Oregons. It
proved effective, but the Ducks in
sist that they wilt be able to pene
trate any type of defense Gill
chooses to use Friday.
Same Starters
Hobson will probably use the
same starting five that has taken
the floor thus far this season, but
Forward Dick Wilkins and Guard
Reedy Berg have shown well in
early week workouts and both are
expected to see considerable action
against the Orangemen.
Captain Stan Williamson's 4(>
points in three conference games
establishes him as one of the
leading scorers in the league to
dale and high man on the squad
during conference play. Lanky
Ken Hays is next with 34 points
in a trio of games, followed by
Ed I»ick with 28, Roger Wiley
with 27, and A1 Popick with 24.
Dick contihues to lead the squad
in scoring with 158 in 14 games
and he is followed closely by Wil
liamson who has collected 157.
Hays has 149, Wiley 145, and
Popick 102.
Beavers Recovered
Releases from Corvallis report
that all of the Beavers have fully
recovered from the stomach flu
that hit the squad last week. Gill
will be able to start his regular
five consisting of Alex Peterson
and Cliff Crandall at forwards,
■Red Rocha at center, and Lew
DAN TORREY ... sensational Ore
gon State freshman, Is ticketed for
a lot of action at a guard spot to
morrow night when the Beavers in
vade McArthur court.
Beck and Morrie Silver at the
guard posts.
Freshman Dan Torrey is giving
Silver a run for his money, how
ever, and may crowd Oregon
State’s star transfer out of the
starting five.
Huskies Dump
Vandals Again
MOSCOW, Jan. 15 (AP)—The
University of Washington’s un
defeated basketball team tonight
completed a four-game conquest of
Idaho, trimming the hapless Van
dals Vandals 69 to 49 to move into
first place in the northern division,
Pacific Coast conference.
It was the Huskies’ 12th straight
victory and gave them a half-game
margin over idle Oregon State.
Vandals Lead Early
•The Vandals led most of the first
half, putting up their most effec
tive battle to date in defense of
their northern division title, but
the speed, shooting ability and ball
hawking of the Huskies proved too
much in the second half.
Jack Phoenix, the Vandals’ 6
foot 9-lnch center who sat through
last night’s game on the bench,
did not suit up tonight. |Coach Guy
Wicks said he had “no comment.”
Jack Nichols, Husky center,
opened the scoring with a field
goal in the first minute of play and
kept Washington within striking
Oliver Sees Rule Changes;
Lauds Aiken's Appointment
Hopes of a return to a more wide
open style of football were ex
pressed by Gerald A. (Tex) Oliver
yesterday as he reviewed the work
of the NCAA and American Foot*
bal Coaches association proceed
ings in New York last week.
Oliver, who resigned as Oregon
football coach last fall, was present
at the New York sessions and served
on the rules committee of the coach
es association. He was also elected
third vice-president of the associa
According to Oliver much discus
sion occurred over proposals to
eliminate the rule prohibiting the
defensive team from running with
fumbles and laterals that touch the
ground. Also considered was the
elimination of the rule declaring
the ball dead as soon as the ball car
rier’s knee touches the ground.
Pros ITse Changes
Both of these suggested modifi
cations have long been in effect in
professional football. The fumble
rule was introduced into college
football during the heyday of Pop
Warner and his wingback systems
|to favor ball handling.
The rule on the ball being dead
upon the runner’s knee touching
the ground <vas originally intro
duced to eliminate injuries result
ing from piling on the ball carrier.
Although neither of these propo
sals were accepted, it was Oliver’s
opinion that they would eventually
return to college football.
Rule changes which the coaches’
association did recommend to the
NCAA included a proposal declar
ing blocked kicks as dead as soon
as blocked on extra point,, and an
amendment bringing the ball in 20
yards from the sidelines instead of
the present 15 before putting the
ball in play.
Pleased With Aiken
Oliver also expressed his approv
al of the appointment of Jim Aiken,
former Nevada coach, as Oregon’s
grid mentor. While not being too
well acquainted with him personal
ly, Oliver was impressed with his
fine record, and has heard many
compliments in Aiken’s behalf. Aik
en also attended the New York ses
sions last week.
Oliver refused to his discuss fu
ture plans saying an announcement
would have to wait until a later
Aiken Expected Today
distance throughout a long Idaho
Huskies Up at Half
After taking a 7 to 4 lead with
three minutes gone on counters by
Fred Quinn, Grant Hortensen and
John Evans, the Vandals held the
lead through most of the period.
With seven minutes left to play
Nichols and Bob Jorgensen started
a rally. Jorgensen gave the Hus
kies a 28 to 27 lead with two min
utes left. In the last minute Mer
lin Gilbertson and Sammy White
dropped in three field goals each
to give Washington a 34 to 28
halftime advantage.
The second half was all Wash
ington's as Jorgenson put on a
spectacular long shot demonstra
tion to .tally six field goals for the
period and take scoring honors
with 18 points.
Substitute Freely
In six minutes the Huskies ran
the lead' up to 46-34 and with eight
minutes to play the tired Vandals
were trailing 59 to 38. Then both
schools substituted complete teams
and the reserves finished the game.
Gilbertson and Nichols added
13 each to Washington’s total.
Evans had 13 for Idaho.
Washington (69) (49) Idaho
White (5).F. (13) Evans
Gilbertson (13) F... (6) Mortenson
Nichols (13) ....C_ (4) Carbaugh.
Jorgensen (18) G (9) Quinn
Taylor (5) .G. (4) Taylor
Substitutions: Washington, Ea
thorne (3), B. Eckmann (1), Van
denberg (4), Mallory (4), Roberts
(3), J. Eckmann, King. Idaho:
Dillard. Geisler (2), Gano (1),
Merrey, Ryan (2), Rainey, Walsh,
O'Connor (2), Fredekind (6), Chris
Cal-Stanford Series
On SD Hccp Slate
Southern Division
W. L. Pet.
California . 2 0 1.000
Stanford . 1 1 .500
U.C.L.A... 1 1 .500
U. S. C. 0 2 .000
This week the Stanford Indians
and the California Bears hold the
spotlight in the southern division
basketball race. The Golden Bears
of California play host to the pow
erful Stanford Indians at Berkeley
Friday and Saturday.
The Indians will have to play
heads-up ball if they intend to
knock California off the top rung of
the conference standings. Califor
nia toppled southern California
twice last week by soores of 42-38
and 53-47 to mak up its seventh and
eighth consecutive victories in con
ference competition over a two
year span.
ThevIndians filled the area with
question marks last week as they
split a pair of tussles with the pow
erful UCLA Bruins and may give
the defending conference champs
a stiff argument.
Army 56, Williams 50.
Navy 71, Gettysburg 39.
Chicago 59, Illinois Tech 32.
Rhode Island State 96, Brown 71.
Mississippi State 52, Mississippi
Colgate 59, Rochester 45.
Colby 52, Maine 45.
Vermont 64, Norwich 40.
Duke 65, Wak§ Forest 32.
Hampden Sydney 47, Randolph
Macon 45.
Will Be Introduced
At Game Tomorrow
Jim Aiken, newly-appointedjf
football coach for the Oregon Web
foots, is expected to arrive on the
University campus sometime to
day. He arrived in Portland late
yesterday where he stayed over
night with a friend and former
coaching colleague, Rube Betchel.
It is expected that Aiken will
contact President Harry K. New*
bum sometime this morning in
forming the president of the exact
time of arrival.
Plans Changed
It was originally planned to pre
sent Aiken at a press confernce
this afternoon, but when President
Newbum announced the appoint
ment earlier this week these plana
were changed.
According to the present pro
gram, Aiken will be introduced to
Oregon rooters during the Oregon
Oregon State game at McArthur
court tomorrow night.
With Aiken in the Oregon coach
ing role, Webfoot fans can be as
sured of a wide-open style of play
during the coming football cam
paign. He is known as a strict
fundamentalist on the gridiron and
stresses a strong passing attack.
Nevada Ranks High
During the 1946 season his Ne
vada Wolfpack eleven led the na
tion in passing and ranked third
nationally in total offense.
Aiken is known as an inspira
tional leader for his athletes, and
has won wide acclaim as a bril
liant speaker during off-gridiron
During his stay at Nevada ha
used both the T-formation and
single wing offense, and in his
three years at Akron relied on the
double wing.
Carnegie Tech 51, Case 43.
Columbia 50, Yale 39.
Texas 56, Southern Methodist 36.
Penn State 52, Bucknell 45.
Fordham 41, Villanova 39.
N. C. State 69, Clemson 21.
Georgia Tech 55, Auburn 42.
Cornell 39, Canisius 36.
Bates 61, Bowdoin 42.
Cincinnati 53, Miami (O.) 46.
South Carolina 62, The Citadel