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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 19, 1949)
By DICK CRAMER
Emerald Co-Sports Editor
Oregon State fans who made the long trek to Seattle to see
their Beavers split a two game series with Art McLarney’s Hus
kies a couple of weeks back have been complaining since then
about the frigid atmosphere in Edmundson Pavilliqn.
That’s not referring to the Washington rooters, who rank
pretty close to Washington State and Oregon State as the most
rabid in the Northern Division. A Barometer sports writer was
considering instead the actual temperature. He said that the
home floor of the Huskies was not quite as cold as the Cow Pal
ace in San Francisco, but it gave it a close fight.
While not blaming the cold for the Beaver defeat, it was in
ferred that it played no small part. If it is close to being, (it was
around 40 degrees,) as cold as it was reported in the Cow Pal
ace, John Warren’s fast-improving cagers might be a little both
ered too. They liked the floor in the San Francisco court but
didn’t like the cold at all.
Cougars Being Boosted for Title
Washington State, before the Webfoots came to life against
Idaho, felt that Oregon would be a good bet for the Northern
Division cellar, at least according to the school paper, the Ever
green. And they also, hinted around that the Cougars might
sneak home with the title.
Could be. The Cougars have been doing very well so far, but
then, they have yet to move off their very friendly home court.
Coach Jack Friel figures his boys have the best defense in the
conference, which could well be true. But they still have to score
points to win, and without their own rooters behind them, they
might find that a little more difficult.
WSC has the best overall season’^record so far, as well as a
spotless slate in ND action. But that 17-1 record will be endan
gered when the Cougars move away from Pullman.
® vSFU is still rolling along in hot style, having lost only one
game in chalking up 14 wins. More and more the Don attack is
centering on pivotman Joe McNamee, who dunked in 38 points
against Santa Clara a couple of weeks back. But he’s beginning
to get some help from Don Lofgran, like McNamee, a 6-foot
6-inch lad. Lofgran outscored his teammate in the Nevada ser
ies, getting 36 tallies to McNamee's 31.
New PCC Hoop Coaches Doing Well
Some of the new hoop coaches in the PCC have gotten off to
pretty good starts. John Wooden, who was an All-American in
* his playing days, has started well at UCLA, despite a reported
shortage of material.
With a.squad built around Chuck Clustka and George Stan
ich and averaging 6-foot 3-inches, the Bruins figure to cause
Stanford, the co-favorites in the Southern Division, quite a bit
Whether they win any more games or not, Idaho’s Vandals
are another much-improved team. And we think the Vandals
have several more wins in their system. Coach Finley has
brought his quint to a high degree of effectiveness in his second
season at the Moscow school.
Rooks Loaded With Material
Oregon State is howling to the skies about their freshman
team, opponents for Don Ivirsch and his Duckling quint this Fri
day in Corvallis. The Rooks will boast a big height advantage
and on paper have it all over the I'rosh.
The key man in the Rook attack is Bob Edwards, a 6-foot
6-inch stringbean from Corvallis who was All-State last year.
Edwards paced the Spartans to the state title last spring and was
I rated one of the top prospects in the tourney.
Another highly-rated eager Paul Valenti has in tow is Jackie
Orr, who stands four inches above six feet. Orr, who hails from
Grants Pass, didn’t get to the state tournament, but was out
standing both for his scoring and ball handling ability.
Don White, who was second string on the tournament team,
is slated to open at one of the guard posts. A slim southpaw from
Washington High in Portland, White is a smooth ball handler
and a good set shot artist.
That’s just some of the Rook stars, and they have plenty
more. But don’t sell the Frosh short. They’ve been improving
rapidly, with the emphasis on team work. They surprised al
most everyone when they dumped a favored Oregon Tech quint
last Friday. Maybe they can repeat this F'ridav.
Leahy Quits as Athletic Head
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—Frank Leahy said today he would
step down this year as athletic di
rector at Notre Dame but would re
tain his position as head coach of
Leahy said his assistant, Ed
(Moose) Krause, probably would J
ouci-ccu nun as m 111t in uinxiur,
At the same time, Leahy said re
ports that he was considering ac
cepting an offer to coach a profes
sional football team were “abso
“I am very happy at Notre
Dame and I contemplate making
no change,” he said.
'B'Teams Dominate IM Action
For Second Consecutive Dav
3:50 Court 43 Chi Psi B vs Delta
Tau Delta B
4:35 Court 43 Minturn Hall B vs
Alpha Tau Omega B
5 :15 Court 43 Pi Kappa Phi B vs
Phi Delta Theta
“B” basketball teams held
sway for the second consecutive
day in the Intramural league as
five squads came through with
an equal number of victories,
most of which were marked by
The afternoon's play got un
der way with Phi Kappa Psi dis
posing of the Sherry Ross “B”
quintet in 32-16 fashion, and by
the day’s end Lambda Chi Alpha
had defeated Campbell Club 12-11,
Delta Upsilon had downed Pi Kappa
Alpha 18-13, Theta Chi had done
likewise to Stan Ray Hall by a 28
4 count, and Sigma Chi powered
Merrick Hall into submission, 42-19.
Sigma Hall Forfeits
A sixth game was forfeited to
Sigma Alpha Mu B's when Sigma
Hall failed to put in an appearance.
With Buss Ward hitting the
hoops for 15 points and Basil Koc
kos for 11, Phi Kappa Psi encount
ered little trouble in rolling to an
Sherry Ross trailed all the way,
and with the Phi Psi’s fast break
working successfully, never really
Lambda Chi Alpha had to go into
an overtime in order to pull out its
one-point triumph over Campbell
Ken Hanson turned in a master
ful performance for the victors,
sinking nine points, while Hanes
Wold was dipping in five for the los
It was an 11-11 affair at the end
of the regulation game, but Lambda
Chi Alpha was not to be denied and
came through with the win.
Pi Kappa Alpha, paced by seven
points thrown in by Ben Barton, put
on a spirited battle before falling
before a Delta Upsilon quintet that
plugged away steadily until it had
the verdict in the sack. •
Theta Chi Rolls
Making all their points in the
first half, Stan Ray Hall was belted
from pillar to post by a fired up
Theta Chi squad then walked off
with a lop-sided 28-4 triumph.
The Sigma Chi “B” club had an
easy go of it as they lumbered
their way to a 42-19 triumph over a
Merrick outfit that was never in
the ball game.
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