Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 01, 1948, Page 5, Image 5

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Co-Sports Editor
J lie past Northern Division basketball campaign had severa
new recoids finding their way into the books. Webfoot center
Roger W iley set a league mark for attempted free throws with
* 113. Of these, the “Hot Dog” converted 67.
Washington s Jack Nichols became the first eager in history
. to capture both the Northern
and Southern Division scoring
crowns. Jack captured his first
laurels at. Southern California
in 1945, while his 263 points,
also a new record, captured the
ND crown this season. He est
* ablished a new mark for free
throws with 77, breaking the
old mark of 66, formerly held
by Oregon’s Laddie Gale set
in 1939.
Cliff Crandall of Oregon
State had the best gift toss av
* erage with 73 connections on
95 attempts. A teammate, Len
“ Rinearson tied with WSC s ^Norm Lowery for the most per-1
sonals with 57, one shy of the league standard.
Rinearson's Mark in Fewer Games
Since Rinearson garnered his fouls in only 15 games, that
makes his mark even more unique. Counting the playoff game
with Washington, the Aggie center wound up with 62 per
“ sonals. Maybe Slats Gill, OSC cage coach, overstepped himself
when he proclaimed that good players never make over tljree
_ fouls a game in boosting for such a rule.
Gill’s recent offers to coach at either UCLA or Minne
sota has Set the Oregon State campus buzzing, figuring
what the 0SC coach has to gain by such a move. Certainly
Gill could probably count upon mentoring the Beavers
<• until retirement at Corvallis. But perhaps the added pres
tige and also higher pay might have something to do
with Gill’s consideration of one of the offers.
Either UCLA or Minnesota affords more in the way of
material, and with a strong press in both sections, the Bruin
or Minnesota teams get more notoriety than do teams, partic
ularly from this area. Ex-Webfoot basketball head Howard
Hobson, often considered a fixture here, took a similar jump
* last season, with substantial increase in pay having much to
do with the change.
Bruins, Gophers Had Disappointing Seasons
Both UCLA and Minnesota haven’t been too pleased with
~ their recent hoop squads. The Bruins wound up the ’48 cam
- paign in the SD cellar, while the Gophers finished far down
on the Big Ten ladder, after being highly tabbed at the begin
- ning of the sfeason. For this, either school will probably make
a pretty strong bid to capture Gill’s talents.
, A1 Popick and Stan Williamson, just off the college
maples have been going great for the Portland professional
Indians. The Rose City pros captured the recent round
robin tourney, and now meet the winner of Seattle-Belling
ham for the league crown. The championship playoffs
■* will start Friday night i nthe best three-out-of-five series.
Since Popick and Williamson joined the Indians, they have
41 dropped but three contests. The watch-charm guards have un
doubtedly provided the wheels which have carried the Port
44 land professionals to the finals of the championship round.
Both have been consistently scoring 10 points or better, and
' turning in outstanding all-around performances.
Hole in One for Harris
Leo Harris, athletic director, came up with a new angle in
.. golf last week. He got the unusual hole-in-one, but certainly did
it the hard way. On the 135-yard seventh hole at the Eugene
. Country club, Harris slugged a 7-iron shot which very neatly
settled in the cup—on the fly! Incidentally he wound up with
a 40 three strokes over par.
Coming as somewhat of a surprise was the fact that
Nichols of Washington didn’t win the scoring crown on the
Coast. Instead a Montana sophomore Bob Cope copped the
honors with 509 points in 32 games, fifth highest in the
nation, to Nichols’ 507 in 34 contests. This fellow Cope
« must be quite a versatile lad as he’s now trying his luck at
throwing the javelin and hurling for the Grizzlies.
- Wiley’s 381 points was fifth highest in the list behind OSC’s
- Cliff Crandall with 388, and Cal’s Andy Wolfe with 386. Mon
tana also had the highest team average with 60.7 points per
game, while Southern Cal’s defense was tops, permitting only
44.9 markers per game.
Head football coach at Washington, Howie Odell, is cer
'tainly loading up with assistants. He recently had his helpers
' increased to seven. At this rate, the Huskies will soon have
'^.pnan to coach each position on the grid eleven.
Transfers Join Eleven
At least 21 grid hopefuls who
weren’t members of Oregon’s 1947
football team will be on hand for
spring practice when activities
start next Monday afternoon.
Five transfers from major col
leges will be out for the session.
Two of the five, Sam Neville, bul
ky tackle, and fleet-footed half
back Johnny McCay, were regu
lars at Purdue in 1946, and are ex
pected to be leading contenders
for starting spots on the Oregon
Two former Oregon letermen
will be out again this season, after
stretches in the service—Bob An
derson, starting end on the 1945
squad, and Bill Murphy, guard on
the 1946 eleven.
JCs Transfer
Fourteen gridmen from junior
colleges of California and Wash
ington have registered for the
spring school session Latest ad
dition to the roster is Bill Enzens
berger, hefty tackle from Marin
Junior college, California.
Eight of the riewcomers will
try out for backfield spots in the
Oregon grid machine, which lost
three lettermen from last season.
The others will help bolster the
, Duck line, which lost four letter
I men.
Jim Aiken Jr. will try out for a
halfback spot on the team this
year, although he was a quarter
back under his father at Nevada in
1946. A former Colorado A & M
center, Bus Newcomer, and Guard
Ray Lung from Fresno State
college, complete the roster.
Good Backs
Good ball-carrying prospects
loom in the junior college trans
fers. Woodley Lewis, Los Angeles
City college back, was one of the
top breakaway runners in the
Western States conference last
season. Tom Lyons missed most of
last season at Long Beach City
college because of an injury, but
as a prep senior he was named all
Southern California fullback.
Four other backfield candidates
are expected to give tough compet
ition to the holdovers. They are:
Jack Newell from Vanport, a for
mer Grant high of Portland star;
Paul Savage of Yakima; Russ
Haehl of Menlo, Cal.; and Jerry
Smith of Yuba City, Cal.
Seven linemen will turn out
from the junior college transfers,
five tackles and two centers. The
tackles are: Don Bryant, Olympia,
Wash; Gus Knickrehm, Long
Beach, Cal. Bill Winterringer,
Wenatchee, Wash.; Bob Neilson,
Santa Rosa, Cal.; and Norm
Yatchmenoff, Vallejo, Cal. The two
centers are Bob Anderson and Hal
Torgleson of Marin.
Big Turnout
With the transfers and the re
turning Oregon lettermen and
gridders up from the Frosh foot
ball team, at least 65 gridmen are
expected out for the 30-practice
spring workout.
Spring practice will close May
21 and 22 with the second annual
coaches’ clinic. The gridmen will
play an inter-squad game for the
coaches’ benefit.
If the weather is bad the opening
practice will be held off until it
clears. Under conference ruling
each school is allowed 30 workouts
during the spring, and it doesn’t
matter when they take them.
Oregon has won more baseball
pennants than any other Northern
Dvision team. The Ducks have won
eight. No other team has won more
than three.
Idaho has never finished above
third place in Northern Division
baseball play.
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