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Oregon If Emerald
By GLENN GILLESPIE
Emerald Sports Editor
Oregon ancl Southern Methodist in the Cotton Bowl New
Year’s Day. It’s great news, and Oregon’s selection to partici
pate in the Dallas classic is fair tribute to Jim Aiken and his
1948 Webfoot team, true champions of the Pacific Coast Con
Shunned by their own conference in the Rose Bowl and
denied a playoff game with California, the Webfoots did a lit
tle dickering of their own on the side, coming up with one of
the nation’s biggest January 1 plums.
From a monetary standpoint, the Cotton Bowl, offering at
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ing school, is the most profit
able of. them all. And the flood
of national publicity devoted tc
Oregon’s quest for a bowl bid
will pay off in the future.
Matty Bell’s SMU Mustangs,
champions of the Southwest
Conference and one of the na
tion’s top-ranking teams, are
sure to provide tough opposi
tion for the Ducks. Missouri
was the only team able to defeat
Southern Methodist this year,
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Boasting- such outstanding stars as All-American Doak
Walker, Kyle Rote, and passer Gil Johnson, the Mustangs fig
ure to give Oregon a real ball game. Bell runs his team from
various versions of single and double wing formations, plus an
occasional play from the short punt formation.
Only scouting done by either school took place last Satur
day, when Aiken and Frank Zazula traveled to Dallas, Tex.,
for the SMU-Texas Christian game, which ended in a 7-7 tie.
Bell and his team will have the use of all films taken of Ore
gon games this year, to even things up.
Press reports and game accounts seem to indicate that John
son is cpiite a passer, so the game may turn out to be an all-out
aerial battle. When talk gets around to lines, SMU backers don’t
have much to say, but how they do build up that great back
Oregon Scout Zazula, after seeing the Mustangs in action
against Texas Christian, holds SMU in high regard, praising
their versatile offense and the playing of Walker.
Despite the distance to Dallas, quite a number of Oregon
fans are expected to be on hand for the game. Tickets are set at
a flat $4.80 price, but the transportation expense seems to be
the most prohibitive. Perhaps the highways will be jammed
with Texas-bound Ducks ove Christmas vacation, but we’ll bet
a lot of them will be using their thumb.
Webfoots Hold Own in "All" Selections
It’s time for All-America and All-Coast selections, and
though not all versions have been tabulated, this year’s Oregon
team has been well-represented. So far Norm Van Brocklin,
Dick Wilkins, Brad Ecklund, and Dan Garza are the Webfoots
so honored, in addition to honorable mentions received by other
Van Brocklin, already chosen on the INS “two platoon”
offensive dream team, is a good bet to land spots on other
“big” elevens. Ecklund and Wilkins also have good chances
for national consideration.
It's no practice for the Ducks until finals are over, with an
occasional light running session scheduled before then. The
players have been asked to stay in condition, and regular prac
tices will get underway during the vacation.
Big Rog Wiley Leads Webfoots
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and that 10 was high for the game.
Don was helped by Kenny Seeborg
and Will Urban, who had five and
four points respectively.
The losing quint was led by
Switzer with eight, Hawes with
six, and long-shot artist Mel
Krause with four.
The “Skins” led all the way in
winning the third game 24-18, with
honors evenly divided. Both teams
saw irequeni suosuiuuons, wun
no player scoring more than four
The winners led early 8-4, saw
their margin cut to 12-11, moved
into an 18-14 lead and coasted
home in front. Wiley, Don Peter
son, Dale Warberg, Leroy Coleman,
and Lynn Hamilton all had four for
the winners, with Bocchi, Rod
Slade, and Dick Unis scoring the
same number for the “shirts.”
NEW YORK, Nov. 30—The Or
ange Bowl picked Texas to oppose
Georgia at Miami January 1 and
programs were completed today in
two smaller bowls.
The Texas Longhorns, who have
won six games, lost three and tied
one, will be making a trip to their
third major bowl. They played in
the Sugar Bowl last year and in
the Cotton Bowl three times pre
With the Miami program set, the
four major bowl programs are now
Trinidad Junior college of Colo
rado accepted an invitation to meet
Northeastern (Okla) in the sec
ond annual Salt Bowl at'Hutchin
son, Kas., Saturday.
Murray State college of Ken
tucky will play Sul Ross Teachers
of Alpine, Tex., in the Tangerine
Bowl at Orlando, Fla., January 1.
Fred Russell, sports editor of the
Nashville Banner, said Vanderbilt
may play Tulane in Mobile’s new
36,000 capacity stadium December
Here’s the lineup of the major
Cotton at Dallas — Southern
Methodist vs. Oregon.
Rose at Pasadena—California
Sugar at New Orleans—North
Carolina vs. Oklahoma.
Orange at Miami—Georgia vs.
Gator at Jacksonville — Clem
son vs. Missouri.
Dixie at Birmingham—Wake
Forest vs. Baylor.
Delta at Memphis—Oklahoma
A. & M. vs. William & Mary.
Sun at El Paso, Tex—West Vir
ginia vs. Texas Mines.
To Share in Two
1949 Bowl Tilts
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30—(AP)
—The University of Oregon will
share in financial returns of two
New Year’s Day bowl football
The Webfoots will receive a fat
pot—a reported $105,000—for play
ing Southern Methodist in the Cot
ton Bowl, and apparently will not
have to divide any of the money
with Pacific Coast conference
They will also share in the Rose
Bowl game receipts when Califor
nia and Northwestern play at
Conference Commissioner Victor
O. Schmidt, answering questions
at the football writers’ luncheon
today, said the matter of Oregon’s
Cotton Bowl revenues “has not
been discussed by the conference.”
In the Rose Bowl financial set
up, the Coast and Big Nine confer
ences split the net fifty-fifty. Cal
ifornia gets half of the conference
return, the conference office gets
$25,000, and the remainder is di
vided between the 10 members—in
cluding California and Oregon.
Schmidt emphasized that per
mission for Oregon to play at Dal
las came from the “unprecedented”
situation of California and Oregon
tying for the conference lead. This
undoubtedly “influenced” faculty
advisers in granting Oregon's re
quest to play in a rival bowl.
Schmidt had no comment to
make when it was pointed out that
conference schools might reap a
larger dividend, with no division by
playing in rival bowl games.
He again declined to say what
the vote count was in approving
the Oregon request.
I-M Volleyball 'Bees'
Finish Current Season
Yeomen vs Sig Eps
Sherry Ross vs Pi Kaps
Hunter vs Delts
Chemey vs Xekes
ATO vs Merrick
Wesley vs Frizzeds
Volley ball wound up its intra
mural competition in the “B" lea
gue yesterday, as two games were
forfeited and the other two went to
the expected favorites.
Results: Theta Chi and Sigma Phi
Epsilon were handed forfeits when
Stitzer and Hunter halls failed1 to
apper at game time. The Sammies
nosed out a stubborn DU team, and
Stan Ray hall drubbed the Phi Psis.
In the SAM-DU battle which
went into three rounds and took a
full hour and fifty minutes to play,
Sigma Alpha Mu finally came to life
in the last two rounds to turn back
the Delta Upsilon squad 16-18, 15
13, and 15-7.
The first stanza went to Delta
Upsilon, who had trailed all the way
and then knotted the score at 14-all.
After forcing the deuce count, DU
pushed across the necessary two
points to win 18-16.
SAM came back in the second
with a 6-0 lead before Delta Upsilon
could organize its defense. H»re
the DU lads poured on a sustained
drive which put them on the long
end of a 13-9 margin. At this point,1
the line-drive serves of Jerry Ginz
burg took their toll and gave the
round to Sigma Alpha Mu.
In the final round, the Sammies
again rolled up 6-point lead and'
coasted on to chalk up the victory
Stan Ray hall had an easy after
noon as it dumped Phi Kappa Psi:
with an avalanche of points and
take both ends of the contest 15-4t
and 15-10. Failure to serve consis
tently proved the downfall of the
Note to Williamson:
How About This System?'
WILLOUGHBY, O., Nov. 30 —
(AP)—How to pick football win
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Huntington
say they ask their daughter, Janice,
to repeat back one team of each
game and wrote that down. Then
they sent- her list to the Lake Coun
ty News Herald weekly football
The paper awarded Janice $25 to
day for picking 16 winners out of
20 games. She will be two years old
Order of 0 Meeting
An Order of the O meeting will
be held today at noon at the Sig
ma Phi Epsilon house. President’
Roger Wiley has requested that
all members be present.
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