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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1952)
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Kmarmld Sport* Editor
At tm> point, before discussing topics more pleasant, we
should like to offer condolences to those among you had the
misfortune to bet on Stanford. It certainly could not he said of
the Indians that they were anything lc- than perfect hosts. It
.appears that their approach to what in the dear dead days be
fore the war was called a classic, ua- sadly deficient in some
Perhaps they regarded football as just a game, and not the
grim painstaking science it has become, especially in a league
like the Big Ten, where a player just has to be a rather rugged
operator to survive. We doubt if there was any marked differ
ence between Illinois and Stanford in regard to material. The
men from the mid-west w'*re simply able to put out more of
what they had, and of course got more in return. In the clutch
they had what was necessary, and Stanford did not.
No Substitute for Victory
Tin- loss made it six in a row for the Rif* Ten, 1 >tjt there Is
nothing barring a Coast comeback. Tlie only thing they will
need to do is shelve any extensive de-emphasis plans they
might have, or else get the rest of the nation to accept them,
because it is necessary to he very, very realistic, and verv, very
determined to compete with teams like Illinois on even terms.
I here is no substitute for victorv in present-day big time
college football; with cold cadi from big gate receipts the
reward for winning.
And you have to spend money to make money, which puts
smaller school*, Oregon included, in something of a bind. One
solution, just tried by Loyola and USF, is to give your foot-:
balls to the intramural department and forget the whole thing.
New Seats for Students
Departing from such weighty topics. Athletic News Bureau
Director -Art Litchman was telling tis that the new bleachers
being built on the floor of McArthur Court will enable all Ore
gon students to have closeup seats to the basketball games for
the first time. The new addition of bOO seats increases the capa
city of the court to 8500; the fourth largest on the coast: You
will notice that they are curved to make use of the corners,
which is a trick that had been thought impossible with re
movable bleachers until a new way of building them was de
New Dope Book Out
Also rather interesting was the fact that the U of O ranked
twelfth in the nation in basketball attendance last year with
176,000. Another boost to our collective egos should be the
news that no other state west of the Rockies has two hoop
pavillions of over 8,000 seating capacity to match McArthur
Court and Gill Coliseum. Not even California, which is not
overly modest in claiming the biggest and best of nearly every
Litchman, one of the coast’s most respected publicity di
rectors. puts out a pocket si/ed “Duck Dope" book for every
major W'cbfoot sport. IIis basketball edition, just out, has a
nice yellow cover with a picture of Rill Borchcr on the cover.
In it. sportswriters can find nearly anything they want to know
about Oregon basketball.
One feature which is very informative is his racing form
tv pc comments on each Oregon hoopster. It goes like this,
starting with the forwards:
Bob Peterson, 6-5, All ND; top scorer, rebcunder. Keith
Farnum, 6-2, Improving, could help considerably. Mel Streeter,
6-4, Veteran reserve; has potential. Jim Vranizan, 6-4, Steady
replacement; may help. Ed Halberg. 6-5, May be out with in
juries. Ron Phillips, 6-1, Lacks size and experience. Doug
Rogers, 6-3, Must improve to help.
Centers: Chet Noe, 6-7, Talented; could be answer, llank
I’onneinan, 6-7, Improving steadily, could help.
Guards: Ken Hunt, 5-11, Steady veteran; fine shot. Ron
Bottler, 6-1, Frosh; could break in. Ken Wegner, 5-11, Soph;
fast, with talent. Barney Holland, 6-0, Soph; smart ball handler.
Bud Covey, 5-10, Soph; out last year. Bob Hawes, 6-0, Soph;
has good shot. Howard Page, 5-11, Frosh; fine floor man.
Larry Chamberlain, 5-10, Frosh; lacks experience.
And there you have the Oregon basketball team as per Art
Litchman’s “Duck Dope” book.
All that is lacking is whether or not the various entries can
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tContinued from pane jour)
I he Iowa tilt., for the Hawkeyes
broke the arena scoring record
with 86 points as compared to 72
for the Ducks. Iowa could not solve
the Oregon fast break in the first
hall, and led by only four talliea as
the intermlsseir. time found the
Kalher than trying to stop Ore
gon’s fast breaking tactics in the
latter part of the contest, the
llawkoyes displayed a break of
tile Uebfoots off the floor. A five
minute spurt in the third period
gave Iowa Its commanding lead,
and they kept going until they had
passed the previous scoring record
of US. Chuck Darling, the 6’8” Iowa
center, split the hoop tor 19 of his
total of 27 points in the game dur
ing the second half.
After losing three straight
games, the Ducks came to life
against, favored St. Mary’s and
eked out a close 58-50 victory.
Dick McLaughlin caged a free
throw with seconds to go in the
contest to knot the score at 56-56,
then guard Ken Wegner dribbled
the length of the court and layed
the ball in to hlatch the win for
IVterson Gets 19
The Gaels led only once in the
game, when they took an early
7-4 margin. Oregon had taken the
lead by the end of the first stanza,
arid by halftime the score had
reached 33-26, for the Ducks. St.
Mary's started to roll in the third
period anil continued to close the
gap until McLaughlin's gift toss
evened the count with seconds left.
Peterson garnered 19 points for
the Oregonians and played his
usual splendid game on the back
The Ducks continued their win
ning ways against College of Pa
cific at Stockton, downing the
Californians 71-62. Coach Bill Bor
chcr evidently had his charges in
the right mental condition for the
tilt, for they started fast and
gathered momentum as the game
College of Pacific never threat
ened during the game, trailing by
10 or 12 points all through the con
Minturn Leads IM Race;
Second: Theta Chi, SAE
By Bill Brandsness
Thf Intramural Sports program
will be ready to go bank into full
swing Monday afternoon, January
7. The winter term program will
include bowling, handball, basket
ball 'A', basketball 'B’ and track.
Minturn hall led all competition
in the fall term program. The lads
from Minturn collected first place
in football, first place in ‘A’ volley
ball and first place in 'B' volleyball
to walk away unchallenged with
first place honors and a total of
375 points. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
and Theta Chi pulled down a tie
for second place with 269 points
each. Beta Theta Pi grabbed fourth
place with 258 points and Sigma
Nu nailed down the fifth spot with
250 total points.
Minturn beat the Betas for the
football championship early in the
year. Just before exams they dump
ed SAE 15-11 and 15-3 for the 'A'
volleybail championship while the
Minturn Bs followed suit when
they beat Kappa Sigma 16-14 and
15-5 to earn the 75 points given to
the 'B' champion. ‘A’ champion
ships count 150 points.
When activities get underway
• Monday Minturn will have over 100
points advantage to ride on but
there will be more different sports
I during this term therefore the in
tramural program is still a wide
Everett Peery will handle the
‘A' and 'B' basketball games. 150
points will be given to the winner
i of the ‘A' championship and 75
j points will be given to the 'B' j
j winner. Handball will also be
handed by Peery and the Handball
champ will receive 75 points.
Bowling will be conductedl in the
j Student Union by the Student
■ Union officials. There is a fee for
j the teams entering of $31.50. Bowl- :
, ing was just voted into the intra
' mural program by the teams com- :
peting in the past couple days so
a fairly large turn cut is expected.
75 points will be awarded to the
Bill Bowerman will head the
track and field events which will
be worth 100 points to the winner.
During good weather the meets
will be run on a 300 yard track
that will be laid out on the fresh
man practice football field. On th<>
days when an outdoor meet would
be impossible duj to weather the
events will be held in the unfinish
ed area. The running events will in
clude 40-yard, 39" hurdles, 40-yard
dash, 3-4 mile run, and the four
man 120 yard shuttle relay. The
field events will include the 16
pound shot, high jump, broad jump,
and the pole vault which has just
been added to the field events this
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