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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 9, 1948)
/ By GLENN GILLESPIE
Emerald Sports Editor
Of eleven, games predicted last Saturday, eight turned out
right, two went the wrong way, and one thriller ended in a tie,
bringing our season’s total to 50 right, 13 wrong, and two tied,
a .793 accuracy percentage.
That's only a one-point rise from the .792 percentage last
week, but if things keep up, we’ll hit .800 yet.
Last week’s ball games certainly included a good collec
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Santa Clara’s 14-0 surprise over
the Nevada Wolf pack was one
of the biggest. Many people
maintained that Nevada was
overdue for a defeat, but the
forecasters who picked Santa
Clara were in the minority.
That game was one we mis
sed, and it was an upset. The
other one was all our fault, and
we should’ve known better.
The college of Pacific Tigers
defeated Montana 32-12 as ex
pected, since the Grizzlies were
rated as underdogs all the time.
The tie was Oregon States 26-all dealock with the Wash
ington State Cougars, which didn’t surprise too many people.
According to newspaper accounts, it was a thrilling struggle,
with both teams marching up and down field to rack up touch
downs almost at will.
That's how the wrong ones turned out, and as for the right
ones we’ll talk about the Oregon-Washington game in Seattle.
Duck-Husky Contest Satisfying
We cajled the Webfoots by 20. and they won by six. The
13-7 Duck victory was quite satisfying, nevertheless. The 33,
000 Oregon and Washington fans packed into Washington sta
dium saw two good football teams play a clean hard football
game. One team, the Huskies, played the best game of their
season, while the Webfoots turned an average, good-enough
Both squads had outstanding performers on the field Sat
urday. For Jim Aiken’s team, Norm Van Brocklin, Bob
Sanders, Woodley Lewis, George Bell, Dick Wilkins, Dan
Garza, DeWayne Johnson, Jim Berwick and Brad Ecklund
played inspired ball.
Sanders played a driving game at fullback, for one of his
best performances in an Oregon suit. The blond junior carried
the ball 14 times, gaining 78 yards for a 5.5 per-try average. Bell
carried nine times for 46 yards and an even five per-carry, while
Lewis tried 13 times and gained 65 yards, a 4.4 average.
Van Brocklin handled his team with skill, completed six of
18 passes, and kept the Huskies bottled up with corner kicks.
Johnson, Berwick, Ecklund 'Bears' on Defense
Johnson, Berwick, and Ecklund all played a steel-hard de
fensive game, making countless tackles behind the line and in
the secondary. Wilkins and Garza performed well on the re
ceiving end of Van Brocklin’s aerials, each scoring an Oregon
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keyed and ready to go, with Coach Howie Odell on the bench
for the first time this season. Anse McCullough’s quarter
backing was impressive.
Washington’s unit of swift, hard-running backs, includ
ing Brooks Biddle, Marsh Dallas, Jack Seth, Roland Kirkby,
and Gordy Hungar, all put on a good show which produced
yardage when it was needed.
The many Duck fans who traveled to the Seattle game,
and the others who stayed home for a radio version can be
proud of their team, and the Washington rooters can be equal
ly as proud of their footballers.
That Washington campus was really impressive, and has
undergone many changes brought on by an immense building
program. The class buildings are located quite a ways from the
houses, and Husky trackmen probably keep in shape by running
to eight o'clocks. The students were friendly to invading ‘fur
riiiers", and were courteous with directions. Seattle is a huge
place, and cryptic highway signs didn’t help any.
No Roof on Washington Stadium
AA ashington stadium seats more people than any structure
Oregon has to offer, but that’s about all we can say for it. It’s
a huge, horseshoe affair, concrete throughout, with temporary
bleachers at the open end.
Number one drawback is the lack of anything that resem
bles a roof, and players and spectators alike were lucky it didn t
raiu. Everyone nearly froze to death though, but it was worth
It to see a ball game in the cold sunshine. It was open-air foot
ball, and be sure to bring a blanket next time.
For 'Cat Tilt
Two fifteen minute scrimmages
were in order for varsity basketball
'aspirants yesterday afternoon, as
Coach John Warren sent his squad
through intensive drills, preparing
for the opening game with Willam
ette University December 1.
With several players having
dropped after the original turnout,
and a few others on the injured list,
the team is down to around 25 mem
bers, most of whom took part in
the Monday drill.
Top point-maker for the day was
6-foot Paul Sowers, Vanport trans
fer, who is making a strong bid for
a starting forward spot. In the
second scrimmage Sowers dunked
in 12 points while leading his mates
to a 28-6 win. He hit on 6 out of
11 shots at the basket.
The first contest went to Bob
Don, Lynn Hamilton, Roger Wiley,
Ken Seeborg, Bob Lavey and Dale
Warberg over Jim Bocchi, Jerry
Switzer, Rod Slade, Don Peterson
and Leroy Coleman by a 26-14 mar
Big Wiley was the key man in
this contest, dominating both
boards and scoring six points. High
point honors went to Lavey, a two
year letterman guard, who account
ed for eight tallies.
Peterson paced the losers, setting
up plays and leading their scoring
with six counters.
With Sowers pacing them into
an 8-0 lead, the victors had little
worry in the second game, winding
up 22-points ahead of their oppon
The blond ex-Vanport ace was
also looking good with his ball
handling and work on the fast
break. His teammates were Will
Urban, who starred on both back
boards, Bom Amacher and Johnny
Neeley, both scored six points, Dick
Unis and Darrell Hawes.
The losers were paced by Art Mil
ne with four out of their six points,
Jack Keller getting the other two.
Other members of the team were
Paul Cooper, Roger Mockford, and
The first game of the year will
be with Willamette at Salem on De
cember 1, against a team that upset
the Webfoots early last season.
The majority of the same team
will be back, including the Johnson
brothers, Bob at forward and Jim
at center. Also returning will be
Ted Johnson, no relation to the
other two, who stars at guard. The
Bearcats have also picked up sev
eral outstanding players from Clark
Junior College, where the Johnson
brothers came from.
WAA V-Ball Games
Another week of WAA intramur
al volleyball opened Monday, with
Rebec house defeating Delta Delta
Delta 38-4, Hendricks hall winning
over Alpha Chi Omega 34-10, and
Sigma Kappa beating Zeta Tau Al
Victors in last Thursday’s games
were Gamma hall over Zeta hall,
Highland house over Kappa Alpha
Theta, and Alpha Gamma Delta on
a default when Gamma Phi Beta
failed to appear.
In the fourth week of competi
tion, Highland house is leading lea
gue one with three wins and one
loss. In league two, Susan Camp
bell hall leads with four wins, close
ly followed by University house
with three wins.
/-M Volley Ball Teams
Advance in Net Action
Delts vs. Tekes
Cherney vs. SAE
Legal Eagles vs. Hunter
Fizzeds vs .ATO
Wesley vs. Kappa Sig
PI Kappa Phi vs. Merrick
Action in IM volleyball leagues
was evenly divided yesterday, with
three games apiece.
In “B” league play, Beta Theta
Pi knocked off Theta Chi, SAE
blasted Stan Ray hall, and Phi
Kappa Psi edged out Campbell
“A” league victories were the
Sig Eps over Pi Kappa Alpha, Beta
Theta Pi over the Yeomen by a de
fault, and Lambda Chi Alpha over
Beta Over Theta Chi
With a consistent driving at
tack, Beta Theta Pi defeated a
slow-starting Theta Chi squad 15-4,
and 15-10. The Betas showed an
organized, point-making machine
which never was endangered by
Sigma Alpha Epsilon combined
its height and numerical advan
tage to flatten rugged Stan Ray
hall easily, 15-4 and 15-6. The
smaller vets dorm lads could only
find five men at game time.
Clubbers Lose Two
Although it started with but two
men and added a player here and
there until its roster was filled,
Phi Kappa- Psi squeezed by a tough
Campbell club sextet 15-12 and
The last round of this event was
a battle royal, with Campbell club
coming back to tie the count at 14
all, then move into the lead with
another point. However, the clothes
line serves of Marion Rappe proved
too difficult for the Co-op team to
handle as the Phi Psis moved on
in to win.
Sig Eps Victors
After spotting Pi Kappa Alpha
sizeable leads in both rounds, Sig
ma Phi Epsilon opened determined
point producing drives and an
nexed both by a 15-12 margin. Ip
the opener, the Sig Eps allowed
their opponent an 11-6 advantage
before coming to life, then almost
duplicated this in the finale by let
ting the Pi Kaps move to a 9-4
bulge before they were overhauled
Sherry Boss Down
Lambda Chi, with the able assist
ance of Tom Patton’s hard drives,
rolled over Sherry Ross 15-6 and
15-12. After tucking away the in
itial fray, Lambda Chi permitted
the hallmen to build up a 9-point
edge before they marked the score
column. Then brilliant setup plays
which Patton shot thmlgh the
Sherry Ross defense took their toll.
In the other game which was
scheduled yesterday, the Yeomen
handed Beta Theta Pi the game
when they failed to floor a team at
Sizes 10 to 13
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