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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 23, 1948)
By GLENN GILLESPIE
Emerald Sports Editor
What’s there to say? The big boys have done their job, and
the wonderful and glorious Golden Bears from California will
represent the PCC in the Rose' Bowl January 1. Rally, Rally.
What’s there to do? A huge delegation at Tiny’s and other
campus establishments took care of that rather efficiently, af
ter University officials cooper
ated by dismissing 3 and 4 o'
The wave of enthusiasm and
confidence that enveloped the
campus after Oregon’s 10-0 vic
tory over Oregon State changed
to one of dejection and disap
pointment yesterday morning,
when the news was announced
over the radio. The mood chang
ed again, this time to one of typ
ical Oregon spirit. Next year,
maybe. Even this year, with a
bid to another bowl still in pros
mu u stm nuns, ana goes against our sense oi iairness.
great Oregon football team, one of the finest ever to represent
this University, has been slighted. How did it happen? And
more important, why did it happen?
Those questions remain unanswered. One or more schools
here in the Northwest deserted, bowing to the influential
Southern bloc. Ancient and rusty Conference machinery
ground out the verdict, leaving Oregon backers stunned and
It’s all over, and nothing can be done this year. Proper con
gratulations and condolences have been dispatched, the official
statements issued. Pacific Coast Conference Officialdom has
spoken, and the doors swing closed for another season.
It Really Isn't a Radical Policy ...
This is the time, PCC rule-makers, for action. It’s happen
ed this year, and the same situation will undoubtedly arise in
the future. Is it sound policy to permit ten conference repre
sentatives to select the Rose Bowl team when two schools are
tied? Isn’t this an unwise and antiquated policy, overdue for
a thorough revision?
This rule revision, an efficient dusting of moldy Confer
ence rule books, is necessary. A possible remedy is really
quite simple, PCC Rule-makers. Just copy the methods of
ten-year-old kids in their sand lot ball games. When two
teams of the same league or different leagues end the season
in a tie, a playoff game is held, winner take all.
Or take the high school interscholastic leagues. Playoff
games are held here, too. It really isn’t a radical policy, Mr. Rule
makers. They’ve been doing it for years, and it’s remarkable
how efficiently the system works . . .
A Truly Great Season for Oregon
Jim Aiken and his 1948 Oregon football team can stand back
and take a bow. Nothing but congratulations and high praise
is appropriate for the mighty Webfoots, the greatest team that
Aiken has ever coached.
The 10-0 “civil war” victory over the Aggies was a fitting
end for a remarkable season. It has been a football year of
“firsts”. This was the first undefeated Conference season
for Oregon since the PCC was organized in 1916. The 9-1
Duck record matches the 1933 mark, when Oregon tied for the
title. And the 1948 team can certainly be boosted as the finest
in University football history.
The Webfoot game against Oregon State can be classed as
one of the season’s best. Playing on a field covered with deep,
sticky mud, the Ducks proved their power to everyone present.
Norm Van Brocklin’s passing was hampered by field condi
tions, but he turned the game over to the backfield mudders.
Oregon’s statistical edge was impressive, as was the playing
of every Webfoot on the field.
And the Aggies weren’t taking things easy. Their coach
praised them for playing a top game. Oregon was simply too
A Lot of Money Wasted
It seems a shame that this all-important game had to be play
ed on such a miserable turf. Both'teams were slowed, but Ore
. gon took the handicap on Van Brocklin’s passing.
If the field condition was any indication of what to expect
in the future, the money spent to returf Bell field certainly
was wasted. The field resembled a flooded rice-paddy, see
ing double duty as a close-order drill field. . . .
No more football forecasts this year, and Duck Tracks closes
the prediction season with a .837 accuracy percentage. We hit
eight for eight last week, bringing the total to 67 right, 13 wrong,
and three ties.
Two Cape Lettermen
Five weeks of WAA intramural
volleyball play will be climaxed
this afternoon, when the teams
from Hendricks hall and Univer
sity house meet in the final play
off game to determine the WAA
The two teams were victors in
the semi-final games played Mon
day night, Hendricks beating Kap
pa Kappa Gamma and University
house defeating Delta Gamma in
two of the most hard-fought games
In the Kappa-Hendricks contest,
the teams were tied 11-all at half
time, but the Hendricks squad
squad surged ahead in the second
half to come through with a 22-19
victory. Kappa Kappa Gamma rep
resented league three and Hen
dricks led league 4.
In the game between winners of
leagues one and two, University
house overcame a 9-8 Delta Gam
ma lead at halftime, going on to
win 23-15. Delta Gamma will meet
the Kappas in a consolation
game to determine third and fourth
place playoff winners.
Just which team will win the
final game tonight is anybody’s
guess. Both University house and
Hendricks finished league play
with perfect records. University
won five games and Hendricks
four. The two squads will fight it
out for first and second place in
the playoff standings.
Tentative plans are being for
mulated for an all-star game to be
scheduled some time after Thanks
Duck Cagers Drill
(Continued from page four)
margin in a narrow 10-8 win. Sow
ers was high for the winners with
four with Switzer tallying the same
amount for the losers.
The final game went to the
“skins,” 14-6 with Coleman scoring
four points and Seeborg and Neel
ey tallying three each. Urban and
Cooper were high for the "shirts”
TWO DUCK LETTERMEN, one
scrambling lor a starting guard
post and the other on the dis
abled list. Kenny Seeborg (top)
will see plenty of back court ac
tion this year, while Jim Barteit
(bottom) is out with an injured
ankle suffered in practice.
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