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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1949)
By Tom King
• Emerald Sports Editor
Let’s take a quick whirl around the sports world, hitting all
- the high spots and assorted points in between :
No sooner does the basketball season start tailing off in readi
. ness for its annual trip to the mothballs than every sideline wise
acre from the breadth and girth of the countryside begins piec
ing together an All-Conference team for himself.
First one to give voice to the subject was Marlowe Branagan,
! jack-of-all trades on the Oregon Journal sports staff. Marlowe,
C who has been Fourth Estating for quite a number of years now.
sized up things and decided that Oregon State's Cliff Crandall
> was about the best player in the Northern Division.
Paging the Missing Mr. White
This gave us quite a jolt, for, from what we have heard. Mr.
. Crandall is having his troubles this year and actually is not as
- good as he was during the 1947-48 campaign.
However, it was only a mild tremor compared to what fol
/ lowed. Marlowe told us without batting an eyelash that the best
five cagers in the Northland were Ed Gayda of Washington
i_ State, Pres Brimhall of Idaho, Rog Wiley of Oregon, Bill Van
denburgh of Washington, and Crandall.
The absence of a certain name on that imposing list is quite
conspicious. Which is to say that the chap with the largest col
lection of pre-season buildups, one Samuel White, has been
r shunned, bypassed and otherwise mistreated.
White’s many talents are tied up somewhat because he has
- no really good player to whom to feed the ball.
He was tabbed to be the bellweather of that disappointing
• Washington squad, but, since his scoring total has dipped too,
the plaudits have been going to Yandenburgh. And Duck Coach
„ John Warren agrees. According to him, Yandenburgh hurt the
Webfoots more than did White in the recent Oregon-Husky
Washington Recruiters Work Overtime
. Furthermore, “Honest John” figures that, besides Wilev, the
ND's foremost performer is Gayda.
Moving around to other points on the sports compass, word
is out that the reason behind the Huskies’ dismal showing this
season is internal dissension.
Washington, incidentally, is running a strong first in the
' ND’s proselyting Derby. Reports are that the Huskies have
been pulling all stops in an effort to corral one of the lushest pig
' skin crops ever. Obviously backing it up is Athletic Director
* Harvey C. Cassil, who was noble minded enough to offer Ore
gon to part with some of its Cotton Bowl take, and progressive
. minded enough to talk down the pre-season PCC cage tourna
ment in San Francisco. The latter is only one of the finest ath
letic events on the slopes.
Conference Commissioner Vic Schmidt, however, has sens
. ed that something is rotten in places other than Denmark, and
the Huskies are headed for a heavy fine.
■ Matson Case: Is USF Playing It Straight?
Oregon has around a dozen or more Junior College transfers
* lined up for next Fall. Some are on the campus now, and all of
them have gilt-edged reputations. A couple of possibilities are
really in the “higher priced” brackets.
University of San Francisco officials are coming to the rescue
of themselves and Oilie Matson, who enrolled there despite al
legedly not having the scholastic rating necessary. Matson, foot
* ball and track phenom, was to enroll at Oregon, but the registrar
nixed the idea because of his grades. USF claims that Matson
has a “C-plus average” and that his subjects are “solid.” The big
Negro enrolled at USF after spending a year at SF City College,
- Avhere he made Junior College All-America. This could give the
- We know for certain that his high school grades very large
ly are composed of D’s and F’s, that he didn’t make above a C in
any course other than physical education, and that his decile
rating was 1, which is as low as it comes.
We also happen to know that one basketball star and two
football stars who couldn't matriculate at Oregon because of
grades are now at San Francisco.
This Should Make Someone Blush
- What’s the latest bait offered to a muchly-sought halfback:
a house and a Mercury car.
* NCAA Sanity Code? Phooey!
The same boy, Sherman White, who was refused service in
- a Eugene eatery because he is a Negro, received a tumultous
ovation from Southern fans when he stepped on the court in a
- recent Oklahoma A. & M.-LIU game. He was the first of his race
to play on the Stillwater, Okla. floor.
And down South in California, a Negro was accepted for en
rollment in Santa Clara University, the first one to be admitted
in more than 100 years. The fact that he happened to be an All
State fullback had nothing to do with it, of course.
Girls Chalk Up
IM Cage Wins
Hendricks hall ancl University
house swept to victory in their wo
mens basketball league finals last
night in two fierce battles between
Although Highland house Team
II had defeated the Hendricks aces
in Monday's game, they fell beneath
a 26-17 count by the dorm sharp
shooters, spearheaded by deadeye
Bonnie Gienger and Diane Hoeck,
with 13 and 12 points to the respec
tive credit. Lee Odland of Highland
sunk 9 pointers.
These two teams were thrown in
to a double playoff because neither
had been defeated twice, a neces
sary qualification for elimination
under tournament rules. Hendricks
had been undefeated before Monday
The red-hot shooting of Uni
House’s Harriet Minot led to the
downfall of a spirited Alpha Xi Del
ta squad, 25-13. Harriet accounted
for 17 of Uni’s 25 points. The Al
pha Xi’s were led by Nelda Vogel
with seven markers to her credit.
Finals between the winners of the
four leagues are scheduled for the
first part of next week. Finalists,
Hendricks in League I, University
house, League II; Wiki-Wiki, Lea
gue III; and Rebec house, League
IV, will use the remainder of this
week to practice for the grand
Fizzeds Down Theta Chi in Handball
The Fizzeds won a 3-to-0 victory
from Theta Chi in intramural hand
ball competition yesterday after
Ed Sanford siammed out decisive
21-0 and 21-4 matches over Bill!
Green to annex the first singles
while Jim Vitti wore down Roy
Baughman 21-15 and 21-12 the sec
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