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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 4, 1949)
By DAVE TAYLOR
Emerald Sports Editor
ell, we finally interrupted that string of conference vic
tories last Friday night as the Ducks came out on the short end
of 35-to-27 score with the UCLA Bruins. Now the question is
just why did the Ducks fall. One reason, undoubtedly the main
one, is the one head Coach Jim Aiken gave in an interview in
Portland while scouting the Oregon State-Cal game. The Web
foots got tangled up with a red-hot eleven woven around a pre
cision-timed main spring in the person of Ernie Johnson.
Loss of Nevills Hurt Ducks
However, the break that undoubtedly hurt the Ducks most
and of which the majority of the people on the campus who listen
ed to the game were unaware was the loss of Sam Nevills. Nevills,
big offensive right tackle of the Duck forward wall, was thrown
out of the game early in the first quarter for unnecessary rough
ness. He was replaced by Bob Roberts who is tremendous on de
fense, but has seen only limited action for the Ducks on offense.
“The loss of Nevills hurt us in our line play,” Aiken said
yesterday, “but how much no one can tell.” What more can
you add to that?
After Nevills’ expulsion from the game, the Webfoots match
ed touchdown for touchdown with the Bruins, completely out
scoring the hometown team considering the amount of time each
controlled the ball. Then late in the third quarter, the Uclan was
guilty of unnecessary roughness. The officials called the penalty
and brought Johnny McKay into a conference. After the expla
nation, McKay asked why the Bruin offender was not thrown
out as was Nevills. One official replied, “We don’t do that down
“What about our big tackle,” McKay returned?
“That decision was made in a moment of haste,” was the
Yes, a rather hasty decision, but one which possibly could
have spelled the difference between victory and vanquish in a
game that remained undecided until the final minute of play.
This is taking a bias stand, of course, but we can't help
Aiken s New Linemen Still Green
Another big reason for the Ducks’ defeat made itself appar
ent also Friday night. That is, you can’t lose men like Ted Me
lancl, Don Stanton, Brad Ecklund, Dick Wilkins, and Dan Gar
za from your starting line and expect the same performance from
the squad. It just isn’t possible, especially during the first few
games of the season. No man can build his confidence and ability
that fast. This year’s line is lacking only in experience to be com
pared with that of last year.
Scouting also had quite a bit to do with Friday’s results,
too. Time and again the Bruins would diagnose the Webfoot
offense, then bottle the play up for a loss. One play that was a
total loss throughout the game was Stelle on a quarterback
sneak, showing easily the effects of screwd scouting. This play
had netted well over 10 yards per try in the two previous games
However, one good thing that showed through the Uclan up
set was that Oregon has an aerial attack, although not with the
finesse of the Van Brocklin era, but one that is effective when
needed. Thank the Lord we had it Friday since the Ducks gross
ed only 69 yards against the Sanders' team which is a little less
than somewhat to score 27 points on.
Wiley Runs Lava Bears
Big Rog Wiley, who held Oregon’s basketball hopes above
the hoops last year on McArthur court hardwood, is now head
basketball coach at Bend high, where some mighty good hoop
teams have been originating during the past few years.
Top football defense man Ben Holcomb now holds the grid
iron reigns of North Bend. Reports are that Holcomb is having
trouble finding material enough to win games, but that he is
popular with fans and players alike.
Bulwark of Oregon’s defensive line last year, Jim Berwick is
now an assistant grid coach at Eugene high. Berwick’s line savy
is plenty, and fundamentals of line play are being concentrated
on in high schools more than in former years.
Oregon’s ever smiling and always popular intramural work
horse, Jimmie Yitti, is now head track coach at Vanport. Jim
rounded out his graduate work in PE last year and has plenty of
tfrack knowledge under his belt, as well as valuable experience.
In IM Football Action
Stan Ray vs Phi Kapps
Chi Psi vs Lambda Chi
Sherry Ross vs Campbell
SAM vs Fijis
Minturn vs SAE
Phi Psi vs Sigma Chi
Merrick vs Sig Eps
Phi Delts vs Phi Sigs
Four rampaging “sevens” main
tained their unbeaten status and
one was dropped from the winners’
circle of fourteen yesterday in in
tramural football action. Alpha
Tau Omega maintained their spot
less record with a 12-0 victory over
Delta Upsilon. Delta Tau Delta
roared to a vehement 31-7 win
over the Sigma Nu aggregation.
Tau Kappa Epsilon and Theta Chi
remained in the hotly-contested
race with 14-0 and 13-6 respective
wins over Omega Hall and Kappa
Sigma (which was previously un
defeated in pigskin action this
Other games Tuesday night
saw Sigma Phi Epsilon and Pi
Kappa Alpha take “1-0” wins
over Sederstrom Hall and Wesley
House which failed to field oppo
A scoreless deadlock between
Phi Kappa Alpha and Westminster
was decided by first downs, the
latter crew winning the game theo
retically ‘‘2-0”. In the only other
tilt of the afternoon Phi Sigma
Kappa toppled French Hall 20-0.
Delta Tau Delta is fast becoming
the talk of the campus after their
lop-sided 31-7 victory over a com
pletely out-classed group of lads
from Sigma Nu. The hilltop set
displaying plenty of class and
speed made quick work of the
Sigs piling up a 19-7 advantage at
halftime. The winners scored six
pointers in the third and final
quarters to account for their
Some snappy signal calling ac
counted for the Delts large
score. Tricky plays plus an alert
defense kept the former champs
back on their heels for the larg
est part of the game.
Bob Adair showed considerable
finesse as a ball packer and passer
and John McBee, Doug Farrel, John
Lemmon, Bob Gitner, and George
Guldagger took part in the num
erous scoring plays.
Alpha Tau Omega laid Delta
Upsilon low last evening with a
12-0 shutout victor, '.
Tom Gurney scored the first
By Margaret Reid
Step a bit to one side, gents—it’s a women’s world !
As the school year actually gets into swing this week, so will
hundreds of sports-minded (and figure-minded) Oregon women,
with an eye to body building as well as at the coveted intramural
Everything from fun nights and carnivals to softball and
swimming are offered on the 1949-50 WAA sports calendar re
cently announced by President Bonnie Gienger.
As a result of last week’s house athletic maangers’ meet,
there was a mass move to the indoor courts yesterday for the
first intramural practice session. Season starters will be bad
minton and volleyball, with play-offs beginning October 24.
All women’s living organiaztions are invited to participate in
the intramural tournaments by signing up their “athletes” at
Gei linger gym. Though no previous experience is essential, ac
cording to the WAA’s printed pamphlet—it is advisable to pre
pare the team with a pep talk as to the difference between a “bir
die" and a volleyball. Three practices with a full team from each
participating house is required before October 24.
Big plans for Friday night’s co-recreation party are still
being organized. Here’s a chance for men and women in all
campus living organizations to meet informally.
v uucj uau aiiu uauminion courts
will be opened, as will the swim
ming pool, said WAA’s head oi
sports, Jay Frye. For those unin
clined toward the hardier sports
there will be music for square danc
Back to swimming, Amphibians
women’s swimming honorary, will
hold final tryouts for membership
Thursday, October 6. Noted foi
their perfect stroking and diving
ability, the group will again this
year present their annual watei
pageant fall term.
Since this is a place of learn
ing, the Evergreen and Cascade
Field Hockey clubs, now holding
4 O’clock practices every after
noon at Gerlinger field, invite all
University women interested in
out-of-door sports to get a club
and let swing. Again, previous
experience is not essential.
Now is the time to build up for
the long Oregon winter, so here's to
ATO touchdown at the half-way
point in the first quarter after
pulling down a long pass. Romping
Walt McClure, a pass snagging
end that would do any varsity,
squad justice, scored the second
six points midway in the second,
quarter. The two teams battled on
fairly even terms in the second
half with neither crew able to
break into the scoring column.
PHI KAPPS FALL
Westminster and Phi Kappa AW
pha both lacked the power to crack
over a score and the final result
of their tug-of-war was a tie ball
game. After adding the statistics,
the official nod went to the West*
minsters on a downs basis.
Ray Frank and Bill Galltnger.
teamed up to lead Tau Kappa
Epsilon to a 14-0 win over Ome
ga Hall. Bill Nelson blocked an
Omega punt for a safety and two
points to start off the scoring;
parade early in the first quarter.
The Frank to Gallinger comb®.»
paid dividends for the Tkes as did;
the fancy footwork of the T.K.
backs who took turns eating upy
CHI PSI 13-6
Although Kappa Sigma drew,
“first blood” the Theta Chis earner
back via the aerial route. Modified
“Jim Aiken” pas protection gave
the tossing man, Billy Hamilton,
plenty of time to find his receiver
and “nail him” approximately,
three out of four times. This type
of passing accounted for the twa
TDs and conversion.
A twenty yard aerial at the
first of the second quarter—Bill.
Hutchinson to Bob Gilbert ac
counted for the Chi’s initial si*
points. Hutchinson’s shuffel pass
to Ed Vannet recorded the extra,
An interception and four com*
pleted passes set the scene for?
another 20 yard aerial—Hutchin
son to Vannett—which tallied th®
second score. The conversion try.
failed and the first half and gam®
score read 13-7.
PHI PSI VICTOR
Phi Sigma Kappa scored thre®
TDs in the initial half and this wa»
well-enough to coast home victor
ious in a tussle with French Hall*
The first TD came on the firsts
play from scrimmage—a 50 yard
aerial from AI Thomas to Bob
Robson. The same combo ac
counted for the extra point.
Another “Thomas to Fennell’*
shuffel-pass play accounted for tha
third score shortly before the end;
of the half. The conversion trjj
failed and the score ended 20-0.
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