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SECTION 2 BASKETBALL THE COURIERJOUI&AL, LOUISVILLE, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER " A 195.1 SPORTS 7T5 1 Siiij e 0 i 9 OB .a By TOMMY FITZGERALD Realizing that all it takes these dajs to make a small college the equal of a large college in basketball is a 7-foot student body, Coach Peck Hickman of the University of Louisville emphasized yesterday that a coach is foolish to take any opponent lightly any more. That's why he has serious respect for Louisville's opening foe of the season. Kentucky Wesleyan, at 8:30 tonight at the Armory. "Basketbal' is the great democratic sport the great leveler," he said. "All the smaller colleges seem to be getting that extra-tall man and that's been a great equalizer. There are no small and large schools in basketball any more. You have to respect them all." He has an extra reason to regard the Panthers of Bullet Wilson with dignity. They knocked off his over-confident and lethargic Cardinals 68-60 in the opening game of the 1946-1SM7 season. That he can't forget. That's the only time the Panthers have whipped Louisville in 16 meetings during Hickman's nine-year coaching regime, but i, I i " 3 j Jtif site U. Ls Corky Cox . . . 5-10 IMiil Rollins ... 6-2 Oiuck Noble , , . 64 Chct Beam , . . 64 Vi Vlad Castevich . . . 6-3 Dick Keffer ... 6-1 Herb Harrah . . . 64 k 4f i-i W . Harry Hi lton , , 6-5 3 -.V W If 1 I f If - 1 v i - .4 i N ""Need Luck,' McGracken Says of I. U. Louisville Cager Earns A Place On First Squad Special to Tht Courier-Journal Bloomington, Ind., Nov. 29. For a coach who is sitting on top of the world with a chance to pick up another year's lease, Branch McCracken of Indiana University's defending Big Ten and N.CA.A. champions isn't feeling as secure as you might suppose. "People are sure setting a lot of high standards for us," he said, with a frown. "Sure we've got our first 10 back from last year, but have you taken a good look at our record last year? We won 17 out of 18 conference game3. Six of the 17 we won by an average of three points, one an overtime and another a double overtime. "If we had been dropping the close ones we lost one by two points our record would have been. 11-7, and that wouldn't have come close". They were close McCracken's misgivings are based on a three-pointer over Michigan, a three-pointer over Minnesota, a four-point victory over Illinois In a double overtime, a four-point margin over Northwestern, a later, overtime victory by two points over the same team and a two-point squeak over Wisconsin. The Hoosiers also cut it thin in the N.C.A.A. playoff, squeezing DePaul by two points and Kansas in the final by one. "No, sir," repeated McCracken, "you have to be lucky, as well as good, and we used up a lot ot luck last season." Coaching colleagues probably won't buy much of this argument, however. McCracken, who will start his 13th season as the Hoosier head man with a record of 196 victories in 258 games when the Hoosiers play host to Cincinnati here December 5,is picking up practically where he left off last season. Starters All Back Not only the starting five are back he'll also have his entire first 10 from last season, plus some sophomores wno may break into the lineup from time to time. Spearheading the assault will be the celebrated "o n e-t w o punch" of "Mr. Inside"-All-American Don Schlundt, the all-time Big Ten scoring champion, now an inch taller at 6-10 and his running mate, "Mr. Outside," 6-3 Bob Leonard, an All-American in his own right and the "quarterback" of the fastbreaking Hoosier offense. Dick Farley, a 6-4 forward who has earned the reputation of be-ing the Big Ten's most underrated player, is at one forward, and 6-5 Chuck Kraak, the re' bounding star who saved the Hoosiers with a 17-point perform-ance in the N.C.A.A. final, has first call on the other. At the other guard, it's Burke Scott, a six-foot floor man who's the terrier on defense. Poff, Scott Return Backing them up are five other proven lettermen: 6-3 for-ward Jim DeaKyne, Fortville; 6-1 forward Dick White, Terre Haute; 5-11 guard Phil Byers, Evansville; 6-1 guard Paul Poff, New Albany, and 6-11 center Lou Scott, whose return after a semester of ineligibility will take some pressure off Schlundt. The two top sophomore prospects are Wally Choice, a 6-4 forward from Montclair, N. J., who is given a chance of crashing the starting lineup, and guard Jim Phipps, a 5-lOMs product of Kokomo, who fits McCracken's specifications for a "little man." Other sophomores who have made the 20-man squad and add to the already considerable "bench" are: Forwards James Barley, 6-2, from Marion; Warren Fisher, 6-3, from Fort Wayne Northside; Bill "Pinky" Maetschke, 6-3, from New Albany; Clifford "Corky" Williamson',, 6-2, from Kokomo, and Frank Stemle, 6-2 Mi, from New Albany, and guards Roy "Neal" Skeeters. 5-10, from Louisville Manual; Sherrill Marginet, 5-11, from Fort Branch, and Charles Mead, 6-2V4, from Oak Park, 111. 13-year-old Girl Wins Two Events Auckland, New ZeaUnrt. Nov. 29 (AP) Beverly Welrel, 13, achieved- a broad J.u,77,of L7 ,eot 10 lnch Auckland Athletic Centre'a Chlldren'a Day. She then ran 100 yards in 11,5 aeconda. Olympla broad lump champion Yvette Wllllamt won her flint national broad Jumo title on the name ground (Ive year ago with leap of 11 feel tnchei. they've given his teams a few other scares and always have fought them all the way. Not taking any chances on his athletes entering this game in a sluggish state, he practiced them yesterday a rare Sunday workout. The players had been off for three days through Thanksgiving, stuffing themselves with turkey, and Peck didn't want to leave them .fattened up for any possible kill. 'Just Too Much Rebounding Strength for Us' Wesleyan opened its season Saturday night with a good game against powerful Western before losing 86-74. The Panthers stayed respectably close all the way, trailing 22-19, 39-30 and 61-51 at the end of the first three periods. "It was close all the way, but I think they just played around with us," Wilson commented yesterday. "Western's a powerful club, terrificaliy big. We fought our hearts out, but they just had too much rebounding strength for us." Wilson hasn't that 7-footer that great equalizer but he has a 6-9 sophomore in Jerry Hilton and a 6-7 freshman in Bob Moore. -. .v 4- , . , , ? ,V 1 r " f i T3 - - m- j f ' i Aitociattd Prtst WIrtphoto FLYING EAGLE Frank Zeigler, Philadelphia Eagle halfback, flies across the New York Giants' goal line after Giants' tackier Frank Gifford managed to bounce him off the ground near the two-yard line. The Giants won 37-28. Pro Football . . . Browns Tip Cards, Clinch East Title By The Associated Pre . Just as expected but not in quite the manner expected the Cleveland Browns clinched the Eastern Conference championship of the National Football League yesterday. The Browns defeated the hapless, but not so hopeless, Chicago Cardinals 27-16 for their 10th victory of the season without a defeat. For the Chi cago outfit, it was the ninth setback in a row with nary a victory a record in reverse. The Cards had one tie. But the way the game progressed, one would have thought the Cardinals were the champions. With a little more than five minutes remaining in the game, the Cards were ahead by 14-13. Then, in the fading moments, the Browns converted two breaks into two touchdowns. Penalty Helps The first came on a pass-interference penalty that gave the Browns a first down on their own 27. Had this not happened, they would have been forced to kick. As it turned out, Otto Graham completed three passes for 55 yards and Ray Renfro hit right end for the score. ' Then with two minutes to play and the Browns on their own two, Graham took a deliberate safety, giving the Cards two points. The Browns thus got a free kick from the 20. The Cards moved back to their 49 but, with 10 seconds to go, quarterback Jimmy Root fumbled and Tommy James grabbed the ball and ran 37 yards for the final score. Meanwhile, the race for the Western Conference title moved a step closer , to being settled. The Los Angeies Rams were all but e 1 1 m i n a t e d when they dropped a 24-21 decision to the Chicago Bears. 49'ers Still In Race The San Francisco 49'ers, however, kept within striking distance of the Detroit Lions by whipping the Baltimore Colts 38-21. The Lions, who beat Green Bay last Thursday, have an 8-2 record, the 49'ers 7-3 and the Rams 6-3-1. Each has two games to play. In the other two games of the day, neither of which meant Pro Standings IASTIRN CONFERINCI Team W. L. T. Pet. Pts OP. Cleveland .... 10 0 O 1 fiflO 251) 106 Philadelphia ..631 Ml 310 178 Washington ... 4 1 .SS 185 S01 Pittabursn .... 0 .W 176 23J New York .... S 7 0 .300 149 1KB Chicago Cards. 0 9 1 .00 149 29t WESTERN CONFERENCE Team W. t. T. Pet. Pti. O P. letroit ' ISO .800 231 182 San Francltco. T J O .700 279 209 Loa Angelea . 3 1 Ml 28 21T Chicane Bean. 3 8 1 .333 m 255 Baltimore 1 T 0 .300 1B8 20 Green Bay .... 3 11 .222 169 237 SUNDAY'S RESULTS Cleveland 27, Chicago Cardinal! 18. Chicago Bean 24, Lou Angelea 21. New York 37, Philadelphia 2a. San Francltco 38, Baltimore 21. Washington 17. Pittsburgh 9. THII WEEK'S SCHEDULE Saturday Baltimore at Loa Angeles. Sunday , Chicago Beari at Detroit. Cireen Bay at San Francisco. . Ne York at Cleveland. Philadelphia at Washington. Pittsburgh at Chicago Carditis!!. anything in the race for the top, the Washington Redskins defeated the Pittsburgh Steelcrs Continued on Page 4, Column 5 Line Scores San Francisco 14 II 14 131 Baltimore 117 14 21 San Francisco scoring: Touchdowns Perry, Saltau 2, Wilson, Arenas. Conversions Soltau 5. Field goal Soltau. Baltimore scoring: Touchdowns Huivar, Embree, Edwards. Conversions Mc-Phail i. Philadelphia 7 7 14 I 21 New York 7 1 13 10-37 Philadelphia (coring: Touchdowns-Johnson 2, Zlegler, Williams, Conversions Walston 4. New York scoring: Touchdown Rote 3, Gifford, Price. Conversion Clay 4. Field goals, Clay, Washington 17 1 1917 Pittsburgh 2 11 7 I Washington leering: Touchdown Taylor, Rykovich. Conversions Durley 3, Field goal Dudley. Pittsburgh scoring: Touchdown Chand. nols. Conversion Bolkovac. Safety, Heath (tackled by Ferry In end xone). Rami 7 17 721 Bear 7 14 I J-24 Rama (coring: Touchdowns Younger 2, Fears. Conversions Agajarian 3 Bears scoring: Touchdowns Stone Mc Coll, Dooley. Conversion Blanda 3. Field goal, Blanda. Chicago .... I I 14 21 4 Cleveland I 10 I 1727 Chicago (coring: Touchdown Nagler, Root. Conversion Summerall 2. Safety-Graham (tackled By Watford In end lone) - Cleveland (coring: Touchdowns Jagade,. Kenrro, James, f ield goals liroza 1. con versions Groza 3. 1 5 ft) T. 4 rf$fcs iffvAw i,Hi Wrt jsV I Courier-Journal Photo FLY STARTERS Here are five of the starters for the "fly" team that will play in the Cub Bowl game Saturday afternoon at Parkway Field. They are Jackie Hulsmeyer, center; Bernie Crimmins, quarterback; Charlie Cundiff, right half; Tony Kerger, fullback; Sonny Neady, left half. Neither, though is a regular. His biggest starters are 6-5 Lewis Snowden. who scored 16 points against Western before fouling out in the third period, and 6-5 Harry Tibbs, one of two Louisville boys on the squad. Snowden is a forward and Tibbs plays center. Joe Roop, the other forward, is 6-5, but Wesleyan's two guards, 5-10 Tommy Witherspoon of Louisville and 5-8 Harvey Hackworth, are small. Witherspoon made 15 points against Western. Wesleyan has just about the same team that Louisville beat twice last spring 89-70 and 95-74. Louisville will unveil what could be one of its greatest teams. The Cardinals have all five starters and five reserevs back from last year's National Invitation 23 games. In addition, they have 6-9 John Prudhoe, lost last season because of a broken neck. He probably wil be at center tonight, with Chuck Noble, a veteran with All-American potentialities; Phil Rollins, Corky Cox and Chet Beam or Vlad Gastevich as the other probable starters. In a prelim, billed for 6:30, John Dromo's Louisville- freshmen are scheduled against the Columbus, Ind., A. C. Stars9 Win String Is Broken by 3-2 Grand Rapids Spoils Louisville Bid For 7tli Straight; Murphy Scores 2 By JIMMY BROWN The six-game winning streak of Louisville's Stars came to an end last night on the Armory ice, a 3-2 victim of a fast-skating Grand Rapids Rocket team. The score was the same by which Louisville defeated the Rockets Saturday night at Grand Rapids and both teams showed to some extent the effects of their hurry-up travel schedule However, the Rockets seemed a little more spirited than the Stars and their skating and passing were a little sharper. The Stars rallied strongly in the closing minutes, though, and had the crowd of 2,222 customers jumping at the finish. The defeat cost Louisville a chance to move into undisputed third place in the International League standings behind Cincinnati and Johnstown, who are deadlocked for first place with 23 points apiece. Grand Rapids Gains Instead Grand Rapids moved into the contending spot with a total of 21 points. Louisville is tied with Marion for fourth place with 20 points apiece. The Stars have won 10 games and lost the same number this season. The Stars, who have made a habit recently of winning the close ones, started out strong in quest of their seventh straight triumph. The game was only 38 seconds old when Billy Murphy took a pass from Frank Toyota and scored. Defenseman Bernie Hill also was credited with an assist on the play. Louisville held that slim lead until 16:50 when the Rockets' player-coach, Norm Grinke, took the puck.from Herb Schiller and dropped it past Guy LeClerc to tie the score 1-1. It stood that way as the period ended. Get Medium Shot Roger Maissoneauve sent a medium shot into the nets at 4:04 of the second period to grab Grand Rapids its first lead of the game. Schiller and Bob Turner were in on the assists. .Midway through the second period Louisville turned its best skating flurry of the game and it resulted in the tying goal. Murphy again was the scorer, and Toyota and Joe Shaw received credit for helping him. Again it lasted that way until the end of the period and the two teams entered the final 20 minutes deadlocked at 2-2. Lineups Louisville: Goal teClerci Defense McCabe, Hill, Nolan. Dalgleish: Forward Shaw, Murphy, Toyota, Marshall, Duran-ceau, SherbanrHouaton, Palmer, Calhoun. Crand Rapids: Goal Coxon; Defense I alio, Grinke, Turner: Forwards Golden, Turner, Wareckl, Papp, Schiller, Crawford, Maissoneauve, Warner. FIRST, PERIOD Scoring: .... Louisville Murphy (Hill, Toyolfll :3. Orand R a p I d ( Grinke (Schiller, Turner) 16:30. . , . , 4 Penalties Nolan and Turner (roughing) 4:40; Nolan and Lallo (fighting) 15:05. Save LeClerc 10, Coxon 3. SICOND PERIOD Louisville Murphy (Toyota, SJiaw) 12:50. Crand Rapldc-Maissoneauv (Schiller, Turner) 4:04. , Penalties Calhoun (tripping) 14:49: Popp (delaying game) 17:58. Save LeClerc 4, Coxon 5. THIRD PERIOD Orand Rapid Warner (Crawford, Grinke) 6:58. ,.... Penalties Maissoneauve (tripping) 1:52; Marshall (hookini) 14:16; Golden (hook-ing) 18:18. . ' Saves LeClere 11, Coxon 7. Tournament team that won 22 of Gordon Warnlr broke that, however, and . got what proved to be the deciding margin at 6:58 of the final period. His winning goal was a vicious slap from about 20 feet out that went whizzing between .LeClerc's legs. Picture is on Page 5. That was all the scoring, although the crowd still seemed to expect Louisville to pull out the victory in the same fashion they've been accustomed to m recent games. Coach Alex Wood pulled goalie Guy LeClerc out with 31 seconds left and the Stars seemed to have a big opportunity with one Rocket in the penalty. However, Grand Rapids was able to hold off the all-out Louisville effort. The Stars don't play again until Thursday night when the Marion Barons furnish the opposition at the Armory. Champ Com In fi Marciano To Appear On Bookmobile Show ' World heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano will make his first Louisville appearance on Kentuckiana's first major sports program in behalf of the Bookmobile Fund. The Fund is being raised to buy bookmobiles mobile libraries for rural, areas which can't aford them. mm l ...... l.M! . me coionm cnamp is noming open December zz, tor Louisville, Al Weill, his manager, revealed in a United Press dispatch from Manila, in the Philippines, last night. Marciano is on a tour of the Orient, but Weill indicated that he would be back in the United States before December 18. , Slated at Armory Paul Hughes, Bookmobile Fund official, has the Jefferson County Armory reserved for Tuesday, December 22, Maricano will be the referee of a wrestling exhibition between Stu Gibson, and either Argentina Rocca or Buddy Rogers, Sponsors are also seeking Mar- ciano's permission to give a box ing exhibition. Charley Jones', life-long friend of Weill, is negotiating with the Kentucky College Cuge Card Tonight Kentucky Wesleyan at Louisville. , Middle Tennessee at Morehead. Tuesday . Beliarmine at Hanover. Middle Tennessee at Eastern. Evansville at Murray. Union at Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bible Seminary at Georgetown. Wednesday Morehead at Louisville. Union at Xavier. Southeastern Louisiana at Kentucky Wesleyan. Friday Gustavu Adolphus at Western. Transylvania at Wittenberg, Saturday Georgetown at Louisville. Kentucky State at Beliarmine. Temple at Kentucky. Murray at Morehead. Eastern at Dayton. Southeastern Louisiana at Western. Uuttnvu Adolphus at Kentucky Wesleyan. Wittenberg at Berea. Other Colleges Tonight Roanoke at Hofstra, Tuesday-Ohio U. at Illinois. Butler at Wisconsin, Aclelphi at Fordharn, Roanoke at St. John's (Brooklyn), California at San Francisco. Wednesday Valparaiso at Purdue, King's Point at Brooklyn College, Loyola (Haitlmore) at St. John's (Brooklyn), American U. at Manhattan. Thursday Adelphi vs. Rio Grande and Lafayette vs. St. John' (Brooklyn) at New York (Garden). Friday Wisconsin at Marquette. Saturday Illinois at Oklahoma, Cincinnati at Indiana. Washington (St. Louis) at Iowa, Michigan at Pitt, Creighton at Michigan State, Minnesota at Nebraska, Western Michigan at Northwestern, Ohio State at Butler, Wabash at Purdue, Roanoke at Wagner. C.CN.Y. at Adelphi, Manhattan at Bridgeport. St. Mary's teal.) at California, Fordham va, Niagara and Canlsius vs. Syracuse at Buffalo, Penn vs. Delaware and Villanova vs. Lebanon Valley at Philadelphia, Boston College vs. St. Artsclm's and Providence, v. Rio Grande at Boston. . i Hockey Scores INTfRN ATIONAL LfAOUI Crand Rapids 3, Louisville I. Jnhnstown 3, Toledo 1. Troy i. Cincinnati 1. Fori Wayne 3, Marlon J. AMERICAN LIAOUJ Herhey 6, Providence S, ' Cleveland S, Buffalo 3. NATIONAL LtAOUl Boston I, Toronto 1. New York 2, Montreal 1. Detroit 8, Chicago 4. Cage Scores COLLICK St, Mary' (Mlnn.l 9.1. tora 14. Niagara 89, Assumplon (Ont.) 64. PROmSIONALS Syracuse 101, Baltimore 12, New York 69, Rochester 64. Fnrt Wayne 8,1, Philadelphia it. Minneapolis Si, Boston 82. L i at. Coach Hickman of II. L. , A Powell . . . 6-3 Here rhamn.s -., foP the fight. Box- ing promoter Joe Brooks is work ing through his Madison Square Garden connections to see what can be done from that source. Jones Is Negotiating Marciano won the w o r 1 d ' s heavyweight championship from Joe Walcott by a knockout in the 13th round of their first meeting in 1952. In the return bout, Marciano won on a first-round knockout. Marciano knocked out Roland LaStarza in his most recent title defense. According to Weill, the champion next wili defend his world title in February or early March, down in Miami. Present plans call for him to start training right after he spends the Christmas- New Year holidays with family in Brockton, Mass. his f' V.. John Prudhoe . .'.'6-9. f 1 I ih iJ Bill Z , , sv l t 7 v Cliff York ... 64 ooowooooooooooOooooOooOoooooof Let a pair of Hickey-Freeman slacks lead you to good health ! And, on the way, you'll enjoy their perfection of fit! FOURTH AT WAINUT Reg, U.S. Pat. Off. el ii r leui For Gator Decision Likely After Bowl Talks In Florida Today By LARRY BOECK j A preview of next season's Kentucky-Auburn football game might take place in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. Auburn appears to be a cinch as one of the teams in the Jacksonville, Fla., bowl. And, according to reliable sources, Kentucky not only is mentioned strongly as an opponent for Auburn but, more than likely, it would accept such an invitation. Gator Bowl officials met yesterday and it was reported from Jacksonville that leading candidates are Auburn, Kentucky, Texas Tech and Ole Miss. The Gator Bowl has "felt out" Kentucky about playing in the fast-rising New Year's Day event, it was learned. . No Comment From U. K, Coach Paul Bryant and Athletic Director Bernie Shively of Kentucky would not. comment. But a source close to the situation said U. K. is giving "serious thought" to the matter of accepting or rejecting a bid and that "there is at least a 50-50 chance of this happening." If it does and Kentucky and Auburn are chosen the two Two minor howli decided on their teams yesterday. Texa$ West' ern and Mississippi Southern wer invited to the Sun Bowl at El Paso, Tex., on January I, ami both are expected to accept today, Uukersfield (Cal.) Junior collega and Northeastern Oklahoma A, & XI. were chosen for the Junior Rose Bowl at Pasadena Decern her 12. teams will get an early look at each other. Auburn is returning to U. K.'s football schedule next fall for the first time since 1935. Officially, Kentucky did not have a bid late last night. "Thera isn't any doubt that Kentucky is being strongly considered by the Gator Bowl people," our source revealed. "An Auburn-Kentucky game certainly would put the Gator Bowl in the position this season of possibly having the potentially best ball game insofar as the strength and records of both teams are concerned. . It's A 'Challenge "And I have a hunch the Kentucky boys would like to play Auburn as a challenge for them because, after all, Auburn bare-ly lost the Southeastern Conference championship to Alabama by the margin of that field goal Alabama kicked. Auburn's over-all record and so is Ken-tucky's is better than 'Bama's." Kentucky has a record of seven victories, two losses and one tie. Auburn's record is exactly tha same 7-2-1. Whether or not Kentucky gets an official invitation and whether the Wildcats accept it should be known today. , The Gator Bowl committee is to meet this morning at 10 o'clock and an an. nouncement is likely on one or both teams. , Should Kentucky go to the Gator Bowl, it would be the Wildcats' fifth appearance in a bowl under Coach Bryant. U. K. also has played in the Great Lakes, Orange, Sugar and Cotton Bowls. ftiohereeman CUSTOMIZED CLOTHES

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