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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1947)
By BERNIE HAMMERBECK
Another Tuesday and a little retrospect reveals that last
rveek was one of the most successful in the athletic history of
the school, at least in the number of wins and losses. Despite
the rosy record, however, the
wins caused a compartively
small amount of excitement.
First off, the Jayvees
won a pair of city league
games to cinch the second
half crown. And inasmuch as
they won the first half title
without a single loss, the
* league championship honors
were sent their way without
the necessity of a playoff.
Ted Schopf’s Frosh pro
ceeded on their victory trail
with three convincing wins,
soundly drubbing Medford, and
Lowell on Friday and University high on Saturday.
Coach Hobby Hobson’s varsity cagers pulled to within a
half-game of third place as they waltzed to a pair of wins over
the run-down Idaho Vandals.
And finally, but by no means of least importance, was a
pair of wins by Coach John Warren’s swimmers, Friday over
Idaho and Saturday over Washington State. That makes the
week's record read nine wins and no defeats. It certainly
sounds imposing, but the performances were nothing to write
Relay Dispute Hard to Judge
The disputed 400-vard relay event, which decided the WSC
swim meet, was the sort of thing which one hates to see, yet
must crop up from time to time. The Cougars, of course,
were very hitter about the whole affair, especially with the
outcome of the meet hanging in the balance. They also raised
_jtheir voices on several other issues, but from here it appears
they had little room to cry “homer” on the afternoon’s de
They were given the nod in the one really close race
of the day, the 440-yard free style, and were clearly out
classed in the diving event. In fact from the official’s table
behind the board, many of the dives appeared m4ich worse
than the marks actually given them by the judges.
The relay dispute was one which could be decided only
by the referee, Ness Knollin of the physical education depart
ment. Each contestant swims five laps in the 400-yard relay,
and the Cougars’ third man had a solid ten-yard lead upon
the completion of his third lap. The visitors’ anchorman got
mixed up at this point and dove into the water to begin his
final five laps. Confusion between the two Cougars followed,
and finally the third man continued on his way to complete
his two remaining laps, and the anchor man resumed his po
sition on the edge of the pool. The Cougars still finished
ahead of the Ducks despite the confusion, but they were dis
qualified because of the mixup. As a matter of interest, it
might be added that at the WSC pool each swimmer would
only swim four laps, the pool being longer than Oregon’s.
It was one of those situations where there is no rule
that actually covers the situation—that is, there is no rule
that says a man can’t jump in two laps too soon and then
get out again, and neither is there any rule that says he
If the third man had taken advantage of having his feet
on the bottom (it was the shallow end of the pool) and
launched himself forward when starting on the last two laps,
it would have been an obvious and definite foul. Confusion
clouded the entire mixup, however, and about the only con
clusion to be drawn is that judges and referees must be con
stantly on the alert for such situations to arise.
Harris Steps Into a Tough Role
Speculation is now ended as to who will fill the top spots
in the new University of Oregon athletic organization. Jim
Aiken is the football coach, and Leo Harris of Carmel, Cali
fornia will be the director of athletics. Mr. Harris faces a
tough job indeed in stepping into the McArthur court post. The
athletic organization is topheavy with a huge working project
for the athletes and no winning teams to draw in the loot at
the box office.
Harris’ salary was not announced, but it is understood
that there was some disagreement over this issue. The fact
that he accepted the post, however, should prove that he is
^really interested in athletics and ready to go to work. Many
have estimated his salary as from $7a00 on up to $9500. It is
very doubtful, however, if he will receive much, if any, more
than Grid Coach Aiken, who will knock down $7000.
K Sigs, Theta Chi, Betas, SX
Win in IM Hoop Tournament
Kappa Sigma 22, Signa Nu 20.
Theta Chi 29, Betas 27.
Sigma Chi 20, Fijis 16.
Beta Theta Pi 40, ATO 28.
By JERRY McNEVV
Kappa Sigma, Theta Chi, Beta
Theta Pi, and Sigma Chi were
victors in the opening games of
the LYI championship tourna
ment played yesterday. These
four teams advanced to the sec
ond round of hostilities to be
staged today beginning at 4 p.m.
Kappa Sigma had to come from
behind in the last moments of their
thrill-packed game with Sigma Nu
to win by two points, 22-20. The
contest started slow, with both
teams showing a tight defense.
There were no intramural
matches scheduled yesterday. As
a preview to this week’s matches
the Chi Psis will meet Sigma Chi
in a match scheduled for today.
The Legal Eagles meet the Phi
Delts Wednesday. Thursday Kap
pa Sigma meets Sigma Alpha Mu
in the first of the semi-final con
JACK PHOENIX . . . rangy center
of the Idaho Vandals who had a bad
weekend as his team lost two games
to Oregon’s Webfoots. Phoenix was
held to a meager total of two points
in the first game and did not play in
Oh My Achin'
Back — Does
My Car Squeak!
A “lube job”
with us is like
a new soun cl
11th and Hilyard
Harold Zurcher potted the only bas
ket of the first quarter to put Sig
ma Nu into a. lead they never re
linquished until the closing minutes
of the hard-fought fray. Bob Hen
drickson, Kappa Sigma fiery little
guard, tossed in four of his long
range specialties for eight points
but was topped by Zurcher who
counted ten for the losers.
Billy Hutchinson snagged the
rebound of his own missed free
throw and jumped high in the air
to score the winning basket dur
ing the three-minute overtime pe
riod to give Theta Chi a 29-27 win
over the Betas. It was another
tight contest. Bbtli teams had a
strong defense but repeatedly
missed good shots. The first quar
ter ended with the score knotted
5-5. The Betas lost two men via
the five personal fouls route. Art
Milne took scoring honors for the
game with 13 points tor the
Sigma Chi finally came out on
top 20-16 in their rough, rugged en
counter' with the Fijis. Both teams
were determined to win the bitter
struggle and didn’t seem to care if
they had to knock down a player
or two to gain possession of the
ball. The Fijis got off to an early 3-0
lead but Sigma Chi fought back to
knot the count and go out in front
Theta Chi vs. Kappa Sigma, 4 p.m.
Sigma Chi vs. Delta Upsilon, 4 p.m.
Beta Theta Pi vs. Kappa Sigma,
Sigma Nu vs. SAM, 4:45 p.m.
to stay at the start of the second
quarter. The losers came to within
three points of the leaders in the
last three minutes but couldn’t
overcome the Sigma Chi margin.
In today’s only B league contest,
another rough and tumble affair.
Beta Theta Pi downed the ATOs
40-28. Chuck Kitchel led the Betas
to victory with 10 points and stellar
floor play. The game lasted one hour
and forty minutes, and was a
pitched battle all the way. The ATO
quintet enjoyed a lead until late in.
the second quarter, when the Betas
began to click, and rolled to a 21-16
Indiana 69, Northwestern 43 .
Purdue 56, Michigan 45.
Oklahoma 63, Nebraska 49.
Notre Dame 80, De Paul 45.
North Carolina 53, South Caro
High Point 59, Western Carolina
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