The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 24, 1956 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 24, 1956
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1956 BLYTHEVIL1.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Utah ... Cage Closeup No. 2 New Utah Arena Is Gardner's Aim St. Francis of Brooklyn Goes Under 2nd Time By JIMMY BBESLIN SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — (NBA) The University of Utah last season made money on basketball - $25,000 — for the first time and captured its first Skyline Conference championship in 12 years. Cage enthusiasm in Salt Lake City is at an all-time high. As late as 1S52, however, nobody associated with the Utes cared about basketball except for a few who got Jack Gardner to. leave Kansas State and take over the coaching here. GARDNER BEGAN in December of 1953. One rough season and Utah and Gardner were off to the races. The good-looking, mild - talking coach, you see, didn't have. to wait for normal recruiting and time- consuming talent development. Instead, Gardner brought a made-to-order team with him. Gary Bergen, Kansas state's 6-8 star, transferred to Utah, as did Art Bunte, chunky Colorado shotmak- er. These two form the backbone of . Utah's resurgence. The National Collegiate Athletic Association stepped In on the transfers last April and reprimanded Gardner for "unethical and un- sportsmanlike conduct" surrounding them. Bunte and Bergen, in their fifth year of college as a result of the moves, haven't complained, however. Gardner ,it seems, had his eyes on more than Bergen when he left Kansas State. The National Col- legiat* Athletic Association pointed out he also had tried, to induce Jer-* ij Jung, 6-11, and Roger Craft, «-7, Bergen's teammates at K-State, to make the move with him. FIKST TO GO UNDER Gardner's program figures to be 9000-seat JACK GARDNER and one of his star transfers, Art Bunte, talk over Utah's chances for remainder of the Skyline race. Binar Nlelson Field House. For the kind of program Utah has embarked upon, nothing less than a 13,000 or ' «o capacity field house the kind Gardner saw erected »t Manhat- tun, Kan!.—will do the trick. You judge national powers In basketball these days by their build- Ing. Dayton and San Francisco, for example, are well up on the national rankings. Dayton can fit only 5,000 into its set-up and San Francisco used the Cow Palace, which isn't its own. Utah, you may be lure, won't be eaught dead in this situation If you give the school a little time. "You feel it all over," Gardner says. "People just won't stand still unless they get a big place to watch their basketball in." Gardner has gotten Utah's Quarterback Boosters Club to take an interest in basketball. He needs them became, as he points out, "the State of Utah doesn't grow enough tall boys. I've got to go ouslde the state to get the big boys you need." THIS, TOO, BROUGHT Qard- ner unfavorable publicity two years back, when he brought three New York City players to Salt Lake City. When two of them returned for the Christmas holidays, they were notified not to return. Gardner says the boys failed, but Lou Carnesecka of St. Ann's Academy, who coached two of the boys —John Fitzgerald and Fred KH- shewiti—says, "I'll never send that Leachville Cubs Are Rolling LEACHVILijE — The Leachville Junios won their second class A state tournament game here last night, socking Snmckover, 45-37. Kennett paced the Cubs with 16. Leachville meets powerful Marshall tonight at 9 Leachville E. Towel], 13 C. Towell, 12 Ward Kennett, Byrd, 2 16 Pos. P P C o G Sroackover Barbarbee, 22 Bugh, 2 Womack, 3 Barker, 8 Kinder, 2 Subs: Leachville—Ray, 2. Smackover—Sellars, Moore. State tournament results: Class A Junior Boyi First Round Jonesboro 47, Marianna 43 Leachville 51, Hoxie 36 Hopa 36, Russellville 26 Newport 43, Clinton 40. . . Second Round Marshall 42, Crossett 36 Leachville 45, Smackover 37 .. Class A Senior Girls First Round Emerson 56, Judsonia 30 ' Ashdown 55, Drew Central, Monticello 41. Texarkana 45, Star City 43 Bald Knob 45, Forrest City 44 Alma 11, Marked Tree 51 school another player." But Jack Gardner knows "where to look for superior high school players, and there are a lot of places. NEXT: You Louisville. find » home at Van Buren 57, Cabot 33 Quarterfinals Texarkana 42, Green Forest 33 Emerson ,47, England 29 .. Class B Junior Boys .. First Round Yellville 60, Banks 34 Dyess 55, Cord-Charlotte 44 Class B Senor Girls First Round Moro 40, Bradley 38 Bismarck 52, Van Cove 51 . Second Round Village 11, Holly Grove 44 Greenbrier 74, Gravette 54 Moro 47, Turrell 42 21st tor Harmon Girls The' Harrison High senior girl tucked away their 21st victory o the year here last night, pounding Golden High of Turrell, 32-23. High Harrison girls were Brown 17, and Jones, 13. By ED W1LKS The Associated Press The upset whammy still has its hold on the tournament clubs in college basketball with r- T-i i_l..» (l»A Ittoct iMftim St. Francis of Brooklyn the latest victim. The Terriers, who had won 18 straight before being turned under by St. Joseph's of Philadelphia last Saturday, lost their second straight last night in a discouraging 97-86 game against lona . Off what they showed againsl the aroused Gaels, now 8-13, the Terriers may well be the darkest darkhorse in the National Invitation Tourney since Black Beauty It was the sixth defeat in 13 games played by NIT and NCAA- bound teams this week, Xavier of Ohio, headed for the NTT. kept the postseason clubs above .500 by putting Eastern Kentucky in its place 93-72. The KentucMans had stunned another NIT entry, Louisville, by two points Tuesday. Solve Innis St. Francis, ranked 16th in the AP poll, never really got rolling against lona. The Terriers failed to set up a tight defense against the outside sets of Larry Blaney and Ralph Savarese in the first half and never did find out how to stop Joe Bernard!, who wound up with 38 points. lona solved the problem of St. Francis' highly regarded sopho- rr.ore rebounder, Al Innis, simply by drawing him away from the points, but got only three in the second half before Coach Dan Lynch called him to the bench and kept him there for the last 6 minutes of the game. Xavier hit 49 per cent of its shots and pulled away from Eastern Kentucky after the first 16 minutes. Davidson clinched the eighth and final berth for next week's Southern Conference championship tourney by eliminating Virginia Military 79-73 as Semi Mintz scored 25 and Hobby Cobbs 22. Virginia, outshot from the floor, beat Maryland at the free-throw line 29-12 to upset 'the Terps 73-60 for a sixth-place tie with South Carolina in the final Atlantic Coast standings. Oaklawn Park In Operation Tomorrow HOT SPRINGS, Ark. WJ—After a yeai of uncertainty, and plagued oy a siege of wet weather, Oaklawn Park will open its 31-day horse race meeting here tomorrow, A dispute over the horse racing franchise for this resort city delayed preparations for the annual meeting, and more than 15 inches Bootheel Tourney Begins Monday BRAGG CITY — The Class "M" Regional Tournament for medium- sized high schools of the Missouri Bootheel will start Monday at the gymnasium here. Portageville and Hornersville will clash in the opening game at 6 p.m. Monday. Other games Monday will match Bragg City against, Steele at 7:30 and Holoomb versus Deering at 9. Three preliminary games are on tap for Tuesday night. Hayti faces Senath at 6. Braggadocio battles If He Stays Awoke RogovinWillbeBig Winner for Phillies By JOE REICHLER n.RARWATF.R. Fla. fAPI — Manager Mayo Smith of the J-1..1-:- T~II~:II:A*. tu;»lrr. O«in! PnrtmMn Ampvipan Ti£3PUP i.i.r.^nvvM I r.iv. rid, ini i jimm&*-i ».*~ . ~ ~ Philadelphia Phillies thinks Saul Rogovin, American League discard, will be a big winner for the Phillies this year provided Saul can keep awake. field or during a game in my life At that, it will be all right with the understanding Mayo if the big righthander should doze off once in a while on the bench provided he pitches as he did after the Phillies signed him as a free agent last August. Rogovin is afflicted oy a rare malady commonly known as sleeping sickness. The 32-year-old Brooklyn - born pitcher can fall asleep at the drop of a baseball bat, whether in the clubhouse, dugout or on the mound. Saul kept his affliction a secret for a long time and more than once, after he'd dozed off during a tight game, he'd be given a verbal lashing by his manager for lack of interest. Embarrassment The day after he signed his Philly contract, Saul sought out Smith and told him of his malady, which had caused him untold embarrassment with the Tigers, White Sox and Orioles. "I can't keep it a secret any longer," Rogovin said. "This may be my last chance In the big leagues. I don't know what It is but I can be sitting on the bench during a game and suddenly my eyes would close tight—just like that—and I'd be fast asleep. Because of that I've been accused of many things, but I want you to know that I never loafed on a ball Cooter at 7:30 and Gideon goes against Cardwell at 9. Negro teams from Central of Hayti and Washington of Caruth- eryville will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Warden and Ross are scheduled for the last preliminary game at 7:30. Finals will be night, March 3. held Saturda It's just that I can't help myself I've gone to many doctors trying to find a cure for it, but no one has been able to give me edy." Smith recalled that incident very vividly today. "I told Saul I was glad he tolt me about it because if he hadn' and I caught him asleep on the bench I would have hit him ove the head with a bat. of rain soaked the track to slow I and Our Temper. training of the 1,000 thoroughbred! who are here. About 13,000 fans are expected for the opening day, when the >3,000 Inaugural Handicap will b« run. Fourteen horses, headed by Sir Tribal, a recent Import from Flor- ida's' Tropical Park, have been nominated for the Inaugural. Sir Tribal, trained by Steve Ippolito, will carry high weight of 118 pounds in the 5'/ 2 -furlong test for 4-year-olds and up. Others nominated for the race include such 'Veteran campaigners as French Bleu, Peu-A-Peu. Sty- runner, Streaking, Lucky William f. Tf 1 erever line JVentucKy bourbon is enjoyed the call is for ... S BROOK ^^•^^^ BRAND THE OLD SUNNY BROOK CO., DIVISION OF NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORP., IOUISV1LLE, KY. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY, 86 PROOF. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles — Johnny Summer lin, 194 1 /?. Detroit, outpoinlec young Jack. Johnson, 210'/ 2 , Lo Angeles, 10. ; j Boston — Walter Byars, 141% ! Boston, outpointed Bobby Murphy, j 146%, Boston, 10. ! New York (Sunnyslide Garden) —Rinzy Nocero, I58'/ 2 , Brooklyn, out-pointed Phil Rizzo, 158, Brooklyn, 8. Another Totum? RED ROCK, OklB., I/PI—Goose Ausbie, a 6-foot-3 basketball sensation for Crescent, Okla., Douglass High School, ran his four- game total to 216 points — a 54 point average — in last night's state regional tournament play. Despite the Negro ace's 30 points —the lowest of four games —Crescent fell to the Ponca City, Okla Attucks 17-74. In district play last week, Aus- ble dropped in 62 points as Crescent beat Mulhall, Okla. 112-36, 54 points' in defeating Arcadia Dunbar 105-50 and 70 points in defeating Meridian L'Ouverture 112-34. WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS .. . 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