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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 5, 1949)
By Tom King
Emerald Sports Editor
We can't quite say that the end of the winter sports pro
gram deserves any great demonstration of fireworks, because
such joyous occasions are as a rule reserved for championship
However, nobody need go ar
o ti n d c r y i n g on anyone’s
In fact, about the only way
to tab the results of Oregon’s
two major athletic units for
the past term, basketball and
swimming, would be to dust
off an old reliable used by
For whenever an unsuspect
ing mentor is asked point-blank
what kind of.a team he will have
that season, the stock-answer is
a “representative” one.
Chicago University Reached the Depths
Now this, chumley, can mean several things. At Notre
Dame and Michigan it means a national championship. In times
past, at a school like Chicago U. (before the athletic program
there was given the ol‘ heave-ho), a representative team was
one that merely showed up for a contest.
Orgon’s place in the sun is somewhere between these ex
tremes, and, in recognition of its healthy prorgess within the
last few years, we might add that its place is certainly more
high than low.
Now, John Warren didn't win any championship with his
1948^49 basketball squad and John Borchardt doesn't have the
best tankmen in the north, either. But both were representative,
and very much so.
Plenty of Boys Champing at the Bit
Moreover, better things lie ahead.
Rog Wiley and Jim Bartelt, as well as Jerry Switzer, de
part, and they leave a few large-sized brogans to be filled on
the basketball squad. However, there are some pretty fair
country ball players just itching to step in and take over
where their predecessors left off.
Such individuals are the fast-improving Dale Warberg,
Don Peterson, Bob Amacher, Ken Seeborg, Lyn Hamilton,
Jack Keller, Bob Don, Bob Lavey, Paul Cooper. Dick Unis and
others. A couple of these gentlemen teamed with such regulars
as Will Urban. Paul Sowers and John Neeley will give the
Ducks a pretty sturdy framework from which to storm a few
heights, as the old hackneyed expression goes. A classy Frosh
team figures to send up a few scrappers too. _ _____
This is a pretty flashy cast of cagers, practically the same
group that proved a nuisance to many opponents this very
White, Gay da Stick Around for Another Year
Of course these other schools in the Northern Division
aren't squatting on their collective haunches by any means.
OSC loses Cliff Crandall; ditto Washington and Bill Vanden
burgh. But both Sammy White and Ed Gayda have another
year in the offing. All of which should make things interesting.
This year’s swimming team has already eclipsed several
Northern Division records, and in ’50 they should rub ’em out
by the bushels.
Washington, year in and year out, collects one of the most
formidable teams in the country, but it may well have to take a
rumble seat to Borchardt and his natators next winter. In other
words, Oregon will be right up there with the big boys.
Swimming Squad on Upgrade
Earl Walter, Bob Hiatt, Willie McCullough, George Moor
head and Bob Prowell are all seniors. But Louis Santos and lorn
Nekota in the sprints; Jim Stanley and Harry Lidas in diving,
Art Bavly and Rod Harmon in the breaststroke; Stan Hargrave
in the back; and Warren Braucher in the distance should take
up the slack.
They should take it up enough, in fact, to give the Ducks
one of their best outfits in quite a number of years.
ATO Holds Onto Lead in IM
With 542 While SX Second
Alpha Tau Omega maintained
its comprehensive intramural
sports leadership with 542 points,
but Sigma Chi, with “B" league
basketball crown and an “A” team
that entered the finals, cut the
pace setters’ advantage to a mere
six points by taking winter term
honors with 233.
Strange part of the whole point
system is that ATO has only one
championship to its credit, the “B”
volleyball title. However the lead
ers have had runner-up teams in
touch football and handball.
Organization Winter Total
Alpha Tau Omega .216 542
Sigma Chi .233 536
Delta Tau Delta .226 464
Phi Delta Theta .201 459
Seven Colleges Entered
In Ski Meet at Hoodoo
Vanport College and Portland i
University are heavy favorites to!
capture meet honors tomorrow
when seven college ski teams gath
er at Hoodoo Bowl for the Giant
Slalom Inter-Collegiate race spon
sored by the University of Oregon
The event begins at 10 a.m., and
at least seven different schools will
There may be more teams in the
race, as each school is allowed to
enter as many teams as it desires.
The Oregon ski club is entering
KENNY VAN DYKE from Van
port and Kenny Underdahl of Port
land University will be the main
contenders for top individual hon
ors, and are expected to pace their
teammates to good finishes. Both
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throw by Peterson and another
fielder by Harper, all before Ore
The two quints finish their regu
lar season tomorrow night at Cor
vallis in an anti-climatic ending.
For the Beavers, they have the
playoff tilts with the Southern Di
vision winner next Friday and Sat
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U of O Co-op
skiers are* in the class B.
Pacing Oregon’s entry in the
meet will probably be Jim and Tom
Donahue, and Matt Vranazan.
A ten-man squad left Eugene for
Hoodoo today, and plan to work
out this afternoon to select the fast
est five-man team.
A TROPHY for the winning team
has been donated by the Joe Gordon
Hardware Store, and pins will be
given to the fastest six skiers of
the meet by the ski club.
Besides the two Oregon teams
and the squads from Vanport and
Portland University, entries are
expected from Reed, Pacific, Wil
lamette, and Lewis and Clark.
Sigma Nu .174
Sigma Alpha Mu .212
Theta Chi .207
Chi Psi .168
Beta Theta Pi .174
Sigma Alpha Epsilon ....161
Kappa Sigma .159
Sigma Phi Epsilon .160
Lamda Chi Alpha .187
Phi Gamma Delta.145
McChesney hall .218
Campbell club .176
Phi Kappa Sigma .160
Pi Kappa Alpha .145
Minturn hall .118
Stan Ray hall .133
Nestor hall .143
Phi Sigma Kappa . 99
Pi Kappa Phi .133
Phi Kappa Psi .106
Tau Kappa Epsilon .132
Legal Eagles .148
Omega hall .112
Sherry Ross hall .108
Cherney hall .108
French hall .75
Merrick hall .108
Westminster . 50
Sigma hall . 50
Stitzer hall . 33
Hunter hall . 75
Agates . 62
Signify Nothing . 50
Sederstrom hall . 50
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