Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 29, 1955 · Page 15
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PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND. MD.. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1955 FIFTEEN Quintets Seen Battling State For Title By FRANK McGUIRE North Carolina Coach CHAPEL HILL, N. C. - (NEA) You have .to give the pre-season favorite tag to North Carolina North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference . but should be of excitement before the season is concluded. . At least four other teams should be in position to challenge the nation- Frank McGuire ally ranked Wolfpack, which won 28 of 32 games last winter. Here is my pre-season rating: 1, North Carolina State; 2, North Carolina; 3, Duke; 4, Wake Forest; 5, Maryland; 6, Clemson; 7, Virginia; and 8, South Carolina. Duke, runner-up to State last season and the conference's representative in the National Collegiate A. A. eliminations, has all its key players back except Capt, Don Tobin. Wake Forest, though without All- America Dickie Hem- Blaik'Coach Of The Week 9 And Arnett Top INS Player NEW YORK—(INS)—Col. Earl H. (Red) Blaik, a meticulous football strategist who perpetrated the defeat of Navy by gambling, is International News Service's ric for the first time in four years again figures to have a strong club with its possession-type play. Tar Heels 'Better' North. Carolina should be 50 per cent, better with the addition of outstanding sophomore talent. Virginia, South Carolina and Clemson are building but are not ready to challenge State's three- year supremacy this season. /No conference boasts better individual talent than that which will be playing around the-ACC .this season. -State's Ron Shavlik ;and North Carolina's Lennie Rosenbluth are •• the principal All-Am. erican candidates. • . There are other outstanding performers in : Duke's Ronnie Mayer 'and Joe Belmont, Wake. Forest's Lowell (Lefty) Davis, Maryland's Bob Kessler, VirginiaV Bill Miller, State's Vic' Molodet and Phil .DiNardo, Clemson's Bill Yarborough and South Carolina's Benny Fannin-and Lee Collins. Shavlik, Rosenbluth and Hayer were on the All-Conference team Jast season, along with departed All-Americas Buzz Wilkinson of Virginia, and.Hemric. j .Newcomer's- 'Important* • Newcomers will play important roles around the conference, particularly at North Carolina. The Tar Heels lost only two men by graduation; but : have at least three sophs pushing for first-string jobs. •They are Joe Quigg, 6-9: Pete Brennan, 6-6; and Tommy-Kearns, 5-11: Each •averaged better than ;pbints per game with our best shnian -team in history last sea- •gonb'. ••.. •• . •,> .: ;V' : ' - %i).uke.'-.pqssesses -a trouble-maker $ui6-10 Tony Buhowsky, a sopho- ............ Fprest.has a replacement .;f6'i? Heniric-in Jack ' Williams, a •[Service returnee who was very Outstanding three seasons back. Maryland .Coach Bud Millikan has •on& of his, more promising prospects in sophomore Nick Davis. f^Clemson is relying on a couple f '' ^trahsfer^-students, Tom Camer- ifand Gene Seay: 6-6 Ed Brink- y, ineligible last season: and soph phenomenon Vince Yockel to bolster its team. The Atlantic ' Coast Conference will play excellent basketball. Coach of the Week. The INS panel of experts, in its final poll of the season, singled out he Army coach from a group of nominees which included Jess Hill of Southern California and Ed 3 rice of Texas. The experts also saluted these other "Best of the Week" performances: Game of .the Week— Army's come-from-behind 14-to-6 upset of Mavy. Player of the Week—Jon Arnett, Southern California halfback. Play of the Week — A 70-yard touchdown run by fullback Dick Gupton which gave Denver a controversial 6-to-3 victory and cost Wyoming the Skyline championship. Here's the evidence Considered by the board of East-West Shrine game scouts Berhie Bierman, Andy Kerr and Francis J. Powers; INS columnist Bob Considine, INS sports editor'John Barrington and sportscaster Harry Wismer: Coach of the Week Blaik, 30 years a coach, steered Army over 14 seasons to two national championships, six Eastern titles, five undefeated seasons and tnore. winning streaks of 32' and 28 games. But he was resigned to a mediocre, season this year after losing his brilliant passing and running tandem of Pete Vann and Ail-American Tommy Bell. He made a desperate gamble in converting Ail-American end Don Holleder.to quarterback, a switch that drew much criticism throughout, the season and even was blamed. for losses to Michigan, Syracuse and Yale. Saturday the man who couldn't pass and his hard-charging teammate's ran Navy aground, 14 to 6. "I knew we were taking an awful chance in switching Holleder," Blaik said after the game, "but from the moment I started thinking about this year I figured it was the only chance we had to 'beat Navy." Blaik forgot to.mention the pep talk he gave Holleder on the sidelines when things weren't going t°o well in the second quarter or how he re-rigged his offense to stymie a six-man Navy line and his de- fense'to cbpe with the Middies' baffling attack -which featured two lalfbacks'as flankers on the pitchout play. Game of the Week The Army-Navy game was unique for many reasons, not leas the fact that the Cadets beat . polished Navy squad which had ;ost only to Notre Dame in eight previous games, and which was ready to accept a second straigh' bowl invitation. A ringside ..crowd of 102,000 in Philadelphia's- Municipal Stadiun and a nationwide television audi ence watched the Cadets triumph without completing a single pass the very weapon which the experts predicted would win the game— for Navy. Don Holleder, who played as an Ail-American end on the same field the year before quarterbacked such a bruising ground game that -Navy wa forced into six fumbles, three o them while in scoring position. Player of the Week A week earlier Southern Ca halfback Jon Arnett was cheate by an offside penalty of a 98-yar Pellegrini Picked On Leahy's Team Michigan State's Earl Morrall, who engineered one of Notre Dame's two defeats this season, earned the quarterback spot on Frank Leahy's 1955 All-America team. Leahy, whose weekly football prognostications have been aired on 176 television stations this fall, selected his all-star team for TV GUIDE Magazine. Joining Morrall in the backfielc are halfbacks Tommy McDonald of Oklahoma and Howard (Hopa- long) Cassady of Ohio State and fullback Don Schaefer of Notre Dame. •' In the line, the former Irish coach chose Ron Kramer of Michigan and Ron Beagle of Navy Tackles are Jim Parker of Ohio State and Hardiman Cureton o UCLA. At guard, Carl Nystrom o Michigan State and Pat Bisceglia f Notre Dame. Center is Mary and's Bob Pellegrini. Leahy arrived at his selections fter watching scores of games, in erson and on TV, arid consulting 0 other gridiron authorities. Bo 9 Sherman Named Loop's Coach Of Year RICHMOND. Va. tf) — Eugene Bo) Sherman, the gray-thatched, mild-mannered man who turned a oser into a winner at ; George Vashington, today was named the laMUiigiuii, tuua^ wao UOIIK.U U iw university 01 lowa wuu me ;>wv.i no place LUUIU uc luuuu iui Southern Conference's f o o t b a 11 cross country run yesterday byjare featured performers on the Coach of the Year. (covering the four-mile Michigan|19S5 Associated Press All-East foot- Sherman patiently took the pieces State University course in 19:57.4. ball team. and George Welsh, f his 1954 team that won only one f nine games, rubbed in the added •xperience, and produced a btern lefensive club that finished with a -4 record and gave league, cham- iion West Vir2ini3 its nsroicst in~ itnnugau oiait, «w** ».;»«- "-•'•••tmmifau mu o^a^u^*. raconference struggle. title with the University of Kansasj B ea gj e- a n All-America end last It's a rare occasion when a coach Second and Notre Dame and Newj season broke a small bone in his imiata To Play lissouri Valley ' ORLANDO, Fla. — (INS) — Mis ouri Valley of Marshall, Mo:, will jattle Juniata College of Hunting ion. Pa., in the Tangerine Bow ootball game at Orlando Jan. 2. Sophomores Star In Cross-Country Run At Michigan EAST LANSING. Mich. Ifl - A pair of sophomore speedsters are 1 likely to rewrite a lot of college distance records before their, running days are over. Charles (Deacon) Jones of the University of Iowa won the NCAA Two Middies Given Places On All-East By Tht Associated Press A one-handed end, a limping 165- pound quarterback, a "small college fullback and a player so versatile no place could be found for him But he had to kick out like a sprinter at the finish line to end Curb Of 'Football Madness 9 Vrged By Michigan '-President DETROIT (#>)—Decrying preseason ratings of teams and players and emphasis on post-season bowl bids, the University of Michigan's president has called for a curb on what he terms "the accelerated madness" of college football. * ' —Dr.. Harlan H. Hatcher, Michi- Wolverines the Big Ten champion- ship'and a trip to the Rose Bowl. Ohio State won the conference just a yard and a tenth of a second Navy's one-two passing punch that ahead of Henry Kennedy of Mich- mac j" c the Midshipmen the No. l igan State, Jair-gaining team in. major college i ' ~ Michigan State won the team [football this season. gan president, told 700 at the annual U-M "football bust" last night: "I sincerely hope a way .s found L :rown and handed the bowl bid to i preserve the game in its proper ^ c ^ san state. OSU went last Jan. College setting, so that we won't L under Western Conference rules have to alter it — as I am sure no team may go lwo years - m ^f.. we will have to .do if our present cess ; on jther than a title-winner can cap- ure the No. .1 coaching honor in he 'balloting conducted, by the Southern Conference Sportswriters Assn. The last five winners of the annual plaque all produced title clubs. They included West Virginia's Art Lewis (twice*. Duke's Bill. Murray, Maryland's Jim Taum and Washington & Lee's feorge Barcley, now of North Carolina. . Obviously, the voters -this time :ook into consideration GW's talent and improvement with essentially the same team as last season. The schedule, too, must have carried weight, for two of the Colonials' losses were to .nationally-ranked Maryland and West Virginia in games in which GW made belter- than-expected stands. The Colonials also had to play eight of their nine games on foreign soils. This was Sherman's fourth season as head coach at George Washington and his overall record stands at a break-even 17-17-2. One of the.greatest football players in the history of Arkansas, Sherman York University tied for third. The performance by the pair was considered remarkable in that the 17th annual run was staged in 12-degree cold over an ice- glazed course and with wind gusts! an( j then covered with tape. left wrist just before the first game this year. He missed that one before he was fitted with a leather brace, which is laced tightly over his wrist from forearm to fingers up 1 to 37 miles per hour. In the Big Ten cross country championships, Kennedy was the winner and Jones chased him in. Kennedy also won the IC4A cross country meet and has the record two hands. Thus encumbered. Ronnie still managed to catch Welsh's passes so adeptly that Coach Eddie Erdelatz remarked: "Beagle with one hand is better than most ends with! course continues." Lose Big Ten Title Hatcher said he read "with sinking heart" magazine reports which rated Michigan No. 1 in the nation before it had played its first game this year and other articles which forecast conference championships and bowl bids months ahead. Michigan ended up with a 7 won, 2 lost record. A 17-0 loss to Ohio State in the final game cost the cession. Cites News Headlines Citing newspaper reports of last Saturday's games emphasizing bowl bids. Dr. Hatcher said:. " 'Coveted bids,' thej are called. Here's another: 'Army knocks , Navy out of Cotton Bowl.' And one says: 'Tennessee ruins Vanderbilt's bowl hopes.' "There was a time when football games were played to see who (Continued on Page 16) for the MSU course with 19:28.3— faster than the best NCAA time of 19:36.7. Jones finished .ahead of Kennedy in ,a mile at the Milw^ikee relays and in a two-mile run at Cleveland. But Kennedy beat out Jones in a mile at the Drake Relays. The bowl committee announced starred'at Henderson College in the heir selection last night. Missouri Valley, champion of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association, won eight and lost one ;ame this season. Juniata, with eight straight vic- ories, is undefeated in 23 games. ouchdown return of UCLA's open- ng kickoff. Saturday he faced another strong "avorite. This time he was not denied. The fleet back scored 23 points as the Trojans handed nighty Notre Dame its worst beat- ng in ten years—a 42-to-20 upset. Arnett scored three touchdowns— on runs of ten and seven yards and a 67-yard pass play from Jim Contra tto — and kicked five; extra points. Play of the Week For 59 minutes and 53 seconds Denver and Wyoming fought a scoreless duel. Then quarterback Joe Mastrogiovanni booted a 17- yard field goal for Wyoming and the Cowboys kicked off to Denver with the game apparently in the bag. Halfback Max Willsey took the ball on his own 22 and, when trapped, lateraled to fullback Dick Gupton. Gupton romped 70 yards to the winning touchdown as time ran out and with John Watts on his back the last five yards. Wyoming athletic director Glenn Jacoby, whose school thus lost a share of the Skyline conference title with Colorado A •& M. protested that the field judge blew the ball dead before it was lateraled and that no official ever signalled the TD because there wasn't one within 40 yards of the goal'line. The extra point was waived because of the melee that followed. late '20s both as a back and a tackle. He began coaching in 1931 at his alma mater, ran up a 30-9 record, and then served for varying' periods as head coach at Arkansas A&M and Nashville (Ark.) High School, and as an assistant coach at The Citadel, Oklahoma City University and George Washington. Sherman's current George Washington club ranked ninth nationally 'in -total defense and fourth in forward pass defense. Only Florida and Maryland scored more than two touchdowns against it. Sherman topped a list that also ncluded The Citadel's John Sauer who produced his school's first winning team, in 13 yeans; West Vir ginia's Lewis, whose teem won the conference title for the third year in a row; Virginia Tech's Frank Moseley, and Davidson's Bill Dole Hollywood Plans Movie On Rocky HOLLYWOOD (tf> — Heavyweight hampion Rocky Marciano's manger, Al Weill, is in Hollywood ne- 'otiating for the filming of the tory of Rocky's life. It would be combination story of the Rock's '' Weill's. Weill "will be conferring several days with representatives of the Villiam Morris Agency on detaUs or the proposed picture. Weill told newsmen that since Marciano no longer is under con- ract with the International Box- ng Commission, "in the future ve'll box for whoever comes up vith the most money." He indicated Rocky might meet the winner of the Floyd Patterson-Jimmy Slade bout here Dec. 8, or the vicar between Nino Valdes and Bob Baker Dec. 7 in Cleveland. College Basketball By The Associated Press Bridgewater 91, William & Mary Nor folk 81 Louisiana College 69, Henderson (Ark State 68 Georgetown (Ky) 73, Lincoln Memoria ) ' , Antler .Tournament 1st Round Salem (WVa) 84, West Virginia Wesleyan 72 Davis & Elkins 91, Fairmont 81 60 The fullback is Charlie Sticka, the subject of anguished outcries when he left Trinity (Conn.) during his freshman year for a brief visit' to Notre Dame, where Trinity sup-, porters figured he might become] an All-America performer. Instead i he returned and lived up to his billing by leading Trinity to two undefeated seasons as a junior and] •enior. . i The versatile enigma is Army's] Ralph Chesnauskas, perhaps the! best all-around lineman in the Cast/ An All-America guard last year, Chesnauskas divided his time jetween- tackle and end this season, did well at both positions but not well enough to beat out the full- time performers. As an end he didn't have much chance against Beagle and big John Paluck of Pitt. As a tackle he couldn't outshine Phil Tarasovic of Yale or Tom Powell of Colgate. With sticka and Welsh in the back-field named today by the Associated Press Eastern ^election Board are Jimmy Brown from Syracuse and Lenny Moore of Penn State. In the middle of the line are guards Stan Slater of Army and Bill Meigs of Harvard, and center John Cenci, the anchor man of the powerful Pitt line. Tony Johnson Scores Eighth-Round TKO NEW YORK — (INS) — Light- heavyweight Tony Johnson scored an eighth-round technical knockout over fellow New Ycrker -Billy McNeece last night in a nationally- televised bout at the St. iNicholas Arena. Johnson, who outweighed his opponent by 2',4 pounds at an even 174. was awarded the TKO at 2:06 of the eighth round. Both had fpught to a draw last May 9 and McNeece was the 7-to-5 favorite. 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