The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 20, 1954
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NTNB Reb-Porker Rivalry One of South's Hottest High Scores, Upsets Featured Past Games FAYETTEVILLE — The torch of a. heated inter-state rivalrv will again be lit in Arkansas' capital city next Saturday as the roar-in' Rebels of Ole Miss meet the Razorbacks in the 18th contest of a series that dates back to 1BUB. Unique this year is that the game will count as an all important conference game for Mississippi while at the same time an Intersectionnl affair for Arkansas, it'll be a renewal of one of the south's most colorful series. A near-sellout crowd is anticipated. The 1908 Cardinals set the pace for the remainder of their warfare with a 33-0 win over the Rebels on the Arkansas campus. Since then, The undefeated Rebels of 1940 entered the game solid favorites to make Arkansas a sixth straight victim. Their rating held up through the third period which found Arkansas trailing, 20-7. Then the Porkers came flying back. A pass from Aubrey Meal to Estes McDoniel and a blocked punt by R. C. Pitts (to the one where Jay Lawhon scored) allowed Milt Sini- ington to kick three good conversions for a- 21-20 victory. An 18-0 rout by Ole Miss in 1941 separated the series from another wide-open scoring, emotion-packed upsets and even a forfeiture have figured to the series. Mississippi returned to the com- j close Bwne >n ^D^and Felice pliment to the fiery Hugo Bezdek =":" ™ adcied the point in a 7-6 For his first win with a 21-10 upset » *do d «£ ^ ilcd in 1913 (Bezdek's last year) at Lit- * * f , advantage wtih tie Rock. A year later Die Miss "P™.eot w a ns ^ ^ ^ marched off with a 13-7 vsctoiy again in Little Rock, only to send a letter of official forfeiture upon disclosure of the use of an ineligible and un-registereded player (who scored both Mississippi's TD's). The incident caused the cancellation of the 1915 contest and Bowl bound Arkansas — eventual co-champions of the Southwest — saw a 7-0 halftime lead slip away before an alert Rebel defense that cost a vital safety in the third quarter The Rebels then marched back after the kickoff to win a 9-7 upset. Victors over four conference champions in 1947, the Razornacks — led by Clyde Scott —.re-wrote MISSISSIPPI yiuveu u.a,, — - tne S"*' and startled Ole Miss, soil advantage could work both 19-14 the next year Scott out- wavs and In 1928 jolted a highly- starred Charlie Conerly with a 16- ?»^Srt HTiortacK team at Ox- yard TD, a Si-yard punt ^return to ford, 25-0. The game was the final home-and-home scrap and saw put off until 1924 the resumption of the series. The Razorbacks took a decisive 20-0 victory that year — especially important because it was ruled a Southwest Conference game for Arkansas. Two years later they met in Payetteville for the final time — Arkansas winning again, 21-6. Rebs Won in '28 Mississippi proved that the home winning 26-18 and 19-0 at Memphis. Then Came 9-7 Upset This turned out to be just .the calm before the storm, however, as two tremendous upsets of national importance were recorded at their next meetings. Cotton- the series stalled until 1931. Then, under new coaching staffs, the two schools opened a long-standing annual Memphis classic. The passing Porkers of Dwight Sloan and Jim Benton prevailed, 32-6 in the initial game in the Cotton Capital but Ole Miss came back in '38 to intercept two Razorback aerials and take the game, set up touchdown No. 2; and a 23-yard run and 40-yard pass for the deciding marker in the game's last two minutes of play. The Johnny Vaught-coached Rebels rose to national ranking in 1952 and again '53, adding to their long list of victims an undermanned Razorback team. Their series resumption at Little Rock saw Ole Miss roll unmolested, 347, in 1952 and again over a scrappy RazorbacK team, 28-0 last year. NCAA to Hear Report on Rules -Rules Infraction Committee May Break Silence of Meeting. By Ell TUNSTAU. NEW ORLEANS U>i—The report of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn's. Committee on Rule Infractions today may shatter the quiet of an otherwise routine three-day meeting:. Walter Byers, executive director of the NCAA, said the 18-member Executive Council of the .association heard the committee's report yesterday, but he would not disclose if any institutions were under investigation. The council has authority to discipline violators short of expulsion from the association. Changes Proposed The session today included committee reports behind closed doors. The council is meeting to lay plans for the association's 49lh annual convention in New York Jan. 5. Byers said "two or three amendments to the association's constitution or bylaws" would be recommended to the convention. One. he said, deals with tall preseason football practice. He said it would permit institutions to conduct players' physical examinations and take press photographs prior to the official Sept. 1 starting date. Would Bar Scrimmages A second amendment covers intercollegiate scrimmages between institutions before various seasons open, Byers said. It has been the practice of many institutions to hold scrimmages which were not counted as preseason practice sessions, particularly in areas where NCAA institutions were located close together. Byers said such sessions were, conducted with the knowledge and approval ol the NCAA. The proposed amendment would bar such sessions, he said, because Welter Title Is Up For Grabs Tonight Kid Gavilan Is 19-10 Favorite To Stop Johnny Saxton's Bid By Ml'RBAY ROSE PHILADELPHIA (AP). — Welterweight champion Kid Gavilan. predicts he'll Hnock out Johnny Saxlon tonight "if I hit him solid" and Saxton says, "I'm going to be the new champion." RESERVE HACKS — The Chicks have several fine lookinu reserves in their bull carrying department this year. Among them are this pair. ,-.tac-.« ••..»••: »!>:,*...> Bobby Bratlon (No. lt» and Norbcrt nlankonshlp. Both have Rood speed but lack game experience. (Courier N'ews T'lmto) Sports Roundup^ s AL Mourning the Athletics? Their potential in 1954 which finds them once again undefeated, ha:; been considered the greatest ever. NEW YORK If i— If there Is one ling a person learns over a long period of close association with the i .-ports scene il is that rich men get tired, remarkably quick of throw' ing their money into a losing ath- | letic venture. They don't think they will when they go into it. They are over stimulated at the time with the thought of doing something lor their home community «'Kl. at the same lime, ; being intimately associated with a i "lamorotiK new world which they j have known all their lives only from j some coaches feel that these scrimmages benefit the schools which conduct them while schools which do not follow the practice are al a disadvantage. a distance. Feu- Fortunate Ones A (ew fortunate ones, such as Del Webb and Dan Topping, who bought the rich Yankee empire at a distress sale for perhaps a quarter of Its real value, never have rausc to regret their action. They only make more money. Bill they are the rare exception, ant! HIP trail Is strewn with wealthy enthusiasts who were stricken by a deficit. A crowd of around 11,000 may pay nrouncl $80,00(1 for the twice- postponod 15-rouiul title bout In Convention Hall. It will be telecast coast to coast by CDS. Philadelphia and a 100- niile radius around the city, with the exception of New York, will be blacked out of the TV. Local stay- at-homes will get a radio broadcast. Starting lime is 10 p.m. EST. The 28-year-old Cuban, making his eighth title defense, radiated extreme confidence, as usual, as he moved Into town from his Summit, N. J., training camp. "timid rifillter" "Suxtou Is a pretty good fighter," salt! Ihe Kid from CawaRucy. "He's strong and likes to crowd. I throw plenty o( punches in him and we see what happens. If I hit him solid, he go." •••Cinvllnn is a great lighter," said the 24-yenr-ohl challenger from New York. "I'm not under- eslimatinl! him. Bui I'm confident I've got the strength and style to beat him." The odds, however, favor the All of which might help explai why a shocked .silence has reitsncil j over the American League the : two flays, .since it was announced eight wealthy Plnlauelphlans hud pnrcha.scd Ihe Athletics and saved them from being transported bodily out to Kansas City. Want All The Fuels A sort of numbness seems to have .set In on the. other club prc.sklpnt.s and spokesmen. They, along wllh League President Will HurrlclRC. say they want to Rft all the tacts they comment. Their reaction, rouithly Is that of a group ol men who have seen a colleague apparently saved from drowning and then kicked hack Into the water. A club executive who declined lo be quoted, .said this; "1 have no doubt they are all fliti fellows. Not one of them, though knows a thing In the world about running a bi^ league, club. Even with lire best of luck, I don't see how the Athletics can help lo,siiig money for another three to four years. 11 the deal Is approved will these men be wlllnu! lo plow u. more money for that length of time' I'm afraid'that 1 doubt It." champion at 19-10. Saxton said he wasn't worried over going 15 rounds for the first me. "I've trained hard and long for this one." the muscular Negro voungster said, "I've always had ilenty left after 10 rounds and I'm sure I'll be better over 15." Johnny has the style which has bothered Gavilan most In the past. He Is pantherish in his movements, nmc.hes very fast and presses his opponents persistently. Has 43-2-2 Record "Mnybo that style doesn't always please the fans," said Saxton. "Hut that's the way I win. I'm hot going to give him any punching room if I can help it." The crowding bulling style haa enabled Saxton to post a 43-2-2 record. His two defeats were by split decisions to Oil Turner and Del Flanagan. He has 19 kayos to his credit. Oavllan's record is 9H-14-4 with 27 knockouts. Neither ever has been stopped. This Is Gavilan's first fight In six months and his first title defense since he drubbed Johnny Bratlon in Chicago 11 months ago. A half year ago he dropped a 15- roilnd decision to middleweight champion Carl (Bobo) Olson. He claimed he fought that one With an Injured right hand. It was that Injury which forced the first postponement of his title lilt, with Saxton. The second timo he came down with a virus Infection imd the mumps the night before the scheduled Sept. 1 contetst. MINTMARKS A mlntmnrk Is placed on a ooln for assay purposes, so that officials will know Us place of origin in event it Is found to be of nonstandard weight or metal. 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