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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

March 14, 1955
March 14, 1955

Table of Contents
March 14, 1955

Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

Here Comes Casey
Soundtrack
Spectacle
Turkey Hunt
Tewksbury Bassets
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Motor Sports
Bowling
Horses
Anniversary
Two-Year-Olds
Acknowledgments
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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

RECORD BREAKERS

This is an article from the March 14, 1955 issue Original Layout

Jack Wardrop, freewheeling University of Michigan swimmer from Scotland, covered 220-yard free-style in 2:03.4, smashed world record for second time in two weeks, in Big Ten championships at Columbus, Ohio.

Al Wiggins of Ohio State churned 150-yard individual medley in 1:24.3 for new U.S. mark in same meet.

Al Ferrari, sharpshooting Michigan State forward, dropped in 21 foul shots for new Big Ten standard as Spartans beat Indiana 93-77 at East Lansing, Mich.

Furman, only major college team to average 90 points a game for three straight years, ended season with 95.2 mark for 27 games, bettered own record of 91.7 set last year.

Afsar Khan, 20-year-old Indian, swallowed glucose and vitamin tablets for nourishment, pedaled his bicycle four days, 19 hours, 20 minutes, claimed new world endurance record at Bombay.

BASKETBALL

San Francisco coasted past College of Pacific 67-57, Santa Clara 73-61 for 21st straight, year-end record of 23-1, became nation's No. 1 team in final AP poll.

Kentucky swept over Alabama 66-52, crushed Tennessee 104-61, won 16th Southeastern Conference title and NCAA bid. Grateful fans celebrated Coach Adolph Rupp's 25th anniversary at Kentucky, presented him with two-tone Cadillac.

North Carolina State put on pressure in second half, cooled off Duke 87-77, won Atlantic Coast Conference play-offs.

West Virginia's clowning Hot Rod Hundley scored 30 points, led Mountaineers to 58-48 overtime win over George Washington for Southern Conference tournament honors.

Iowa rallied in final minutes on points by Sharm Scheuerman and Deacon Davis, beat Minnesota 72-70, clinched Big Ten title when Gophers were upset by Wisconsin 78-72 at week's end.

Oregon State surprised UCLA 82-75, 83-64, captured Pacific Coast Conference play-off. Wade (Swede) Halbrook, big State center, got 60 points in two games.

Notre Dame upset Marquette 85-64, ended Warriors' 22-game winning streak. Jack Stephens scored 35 for Irish.

Colorado bowled over Missouri 66-57, outscored Nebraska 77-66, took first outright Big Seven championship.

Duquesne, top-seeded in NIT, suffered first half lethargy, recovered in time to beat St. Bonaventure 68-50 on scoring of Dick Ricketts and Si Green. Duquesne Coach Dudey Moore was rewarded with three-year contract.

St. Louis edged Houston 90-87, beat Oklahoma 71-59, tied Tulsa, 77-62 victor over Wichita, for Missouri Valley Conference crown. Conference committee sent Tulsa to NCAA, St. Louis to NIT.

Andrews AFB breezed past Quantico 87-74 for 43rd straight victory in unbeaten season, won mythical inter-service title. Cliff Hagan, former Kentucky All-America, paced Andrews with 25 points.

Tom Gola of La Salle was unanimous choice as last of major All-America teams appeared this week. Herewith a rough consensus of selections of AP, UP, INS, Collier's, Look (Look picked 10 men on first team). Picked on all five teams: Gola. Picked on four teams: Dick Ricketts and Si Green of Duquesne, Bill Russell of San Francisco. Picked on three teams: Dick Garmaker of Minnesota.

Syracuse Nationals beat Ft. Wayne, New York, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, ran winning streak to seven, clinched Eastern Division title in NBA. Knicks won three of four, held second place as slumping Boston Celtics stayed ahead of Warriors in battle for play-off berth.

Ft. Wayne lost to Boston 108-104 but took Western Division crown when second-place Minneapolis Lakers dropped game to Milwaukee.

BOXING

Joey Giardello, leading middleweight challenger, smashed stocky Peter Mueller unconscious at end of first round, knocked out groggy German import with powerful right in second at Milwaukee. Giardello's next big engagement is set for March 14 when he will stand trial on assault charges in Philadelphia.

Charles Humez of France, European middleweight champion, blasted Pierre Langlois to canvas twice with rapid-fire punches, scored fifth-round TKO in Paris, set sights on shot at Bobo Olson's crown.

Chico Vejar, 23-year-old NYU drama student, took veteran Billy Graham's best punches, outhustled onetime welterweight contender in fast 10-rounder, captured split decision in New York.

Johnny Saxton sidestepped No. 1 challenger Carmen Basilio, signed to defend welterweight title against hard-hitting Tony DeMarco April 1 at Boston Garden, winner to meet Basilio April 29 at Syracuse.

TRACK AND FIELD
Wes Santee of Kansas, fresh out of name competition, forgot about creating records, was content to coast to 30-yard victory in 4:10.4 Columbian Mile at K of C games in New York after receiving permission to report late to U.S. track team for Pan American games in Mexico City. Other K of C winners: Joe Gaffney of Shanahan A.C. broke on top, upset favored Mai Whitfield in blanket-finish 600-yard dash in 1:21.1; Ron Delany of Villanova edged Fordham's Tom Courtney in 1,000-yard run in fast 2:10.1; Art Bragg won 60-yard dash in 0:06.3; veteran Harrison Dillard tied meet record with 0:07.2 in 60-yard high hurdles; Horace Ashenfelter romped to easy win in two-mile race in 8:56.6; Bob Richards soared 15 feet 4½ inches for new meet record in pole vault; Vic Fritts leaped 6 feet 8 inches, won high jump.

HORSE RACING

St. Vincent, English-bred chestnut colt with English-born Johnny Longden up, fought off Determine and Gigantic in thrilling stretch duel, flashed home first by half-length in $115,900 San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita, Calif.

Stan, last year's grass champion, came up from last place with rush at urging of Jockey Johnny Adams, passed Capeador and Iceberg II, took grueling $63,400 Hialeah Turf Handicap at Hialeah Park, Fla.

Sea O'Erin, Hasty House Farms' strong 4-year-old, swept into lead at first turn, set blistering pace, outlasted Wise Margin and Spur On, won by neck in $62,900 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds.

Nashua, Belair Stud's juvenile champion of 1954, topped list of 125 nominees for richest Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs May 7. Among other notable entries: Blue Ruler, Boston Doge, Jean's Joe, Prince Noor, Royal Coinage, Saratoga, Summer Tan, Swaps, Trentonian.

COURT TENNIS

Albert (Jack) Johnson, 38-year-old U.S. champion, outfought James Dear of England seven sets to four in New York, took lead in first half of home-and-home series for world open title, prepared to meet Dear again in England late next month.

Alastair B. Martin of Glen Head, L.I. played with badly blistered left foot but overcame aggressive performance by tireless Northrup Knox 6-2, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, took U.S. amateur crown for seventh time at Philadelphia.

SWIMMING

Ohio State piled up 123 points, set four new records, captured seventh straight Big Ten title at Columbus, Ohio. Buckeyes were led by Hawaiian-born Yoshi Oyakawa, who lowered marks in 100-, 200-yard backstroke; Ford Konno, who cracked 440-yard free-style standard, won 1,500-meter free-style; Al Wiggins, who set U.S. record in 150-yard individual medley.

Oklahoma took early lead in Big Seven meet at Lincoln, Neb., stayed in front to take crown.

HOCKEY

Montreal Canadiens whipped Toronto and Boston, defeated and tied Chicago, held slender three-point lead over fast-moving Detroit Red Wings, who won three from New York and Chicago, in close National Hockey League race.

Canada's Penticton Vs stunned Russia 5-0 in final game, finished with perfect tournament record, gained world amateur championship at Krefeld, Germany. U.S. lost to Canada and Russia, tied twice, placed fourth.

Harvard trounced Yale 4-1, Princeton 5-2, joined St. Lawrence, Colorado College, Michigan, in NCAA tournament at Colorado Springs, Col.

SKIING
University of Denver nosed out Dartmouth by 8.115 points, won NCAA title at North-field, Vt. Dartmouth's brilliant Chiharu Igaya took downhill and Alpine combined, slalom titles, injured ankle in fall, passed up jumping event won by Denver's Billy Olson. Red-cheeked Larry Damon of Vermont topped field in cross-country.

GOLF
Pat Lesser of Seattle made good use of accurate approach shots, downed Mary Ann Downey 3 and 2 in South Atlantic women's amateur at Ormond Beach, Fla.

FIELD TRIALS
Lone Survivor, Dr. E. R. Calame's veteran pointer, showed stamina, faultless manners and style in tough three-hour grind, pointed perfectly eight times, captured national bird dog title at Grand Junction, Tenn.

POLO
Cornell trailed in first period, scored 11 straight goals in next two quarters, romped over Yale 19-5 to take first national intercollegiate indoor championship since 1936.

CRICKET
England drew with Australia in final test match when time ran out at Sydney, won traditional "ashes" competition 3-1.

MILEPOSTS

MARRIED—Luis Miguel Dominguin, 29, retired Spanish matador whose name was once linked with Ava Gardner's; to pretty Lucia Bose, 24, Italian actress who was "Miss Italy of 1947," at Boulder City, Nev.

HONORED—Dan Parker, hard-hitting N.Y. Daily Mirror sports editor, columnist; voted special George Polk Memorial Award for "unremitting efforts to expose racketeering elements" in boxing.

HONORED—Dr. Forrest C (Phog) Allen, 69, longtime (38 years) University of Kansas basketball coach who has won or shared 31 conference titles, only college coach to win more than 750 games; by dedication of $2½ million, 17,000-seat fieldhouse named for him, at Lawrence, Kan.

HONORED—Tommy Milton, Dado Resta, Bob Burman; elected to Automobile Racing Hall of Fame.

DIED—Colonel John W. Wofford, 57, former Army equestrian star, U.S. Olympic coach in 1952, recently named coach of U.S. team for Pan American games; of cancer, at Rochester, Minn.

OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD

AUTO RACING

Lee Petty, Randleman, N.C., NASCAR 100-m. race, in 1:39.45, in 1954 Chrysler, Savannah, Ga.
Joe Garson, Eagle Rock, Calif., 100-lap AAA midget race, in 29:16.15, Fresno, Calif.

BASKETBALL
Wayland college, Plainview, Texas, over Omaha Commercial Extension, 30-21, women's natl. AAU title, St. Joseph, Mo.

BOXING

Bob Baker, 10-round decision over Rex Layne, heavyweights, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Julio Mederos, 5-round KO over Roland LaStarza, heavyweights, Miami, Fla.
Gus Rubicini, 10-round split decision over Pedro Gonzales, middleweights, Miami, Fla.
Pat Lowry, 10-round decision over pete Adams, middleweights, New York.
ISAAC Logart, 6-round TKO over Rocky Casillo, welterweights, Miami, Fla.
Keeny Teran, 10-round decision over Buddy Baggett, bantamweights, Hollywood, Calif.

GOLF
Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentina, Mexico Open, with 271, Mexico City.

HOCKEY

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Boston, over Duluth, 3-2, natl. pee wee championship, Boston

HORSE RACING

ROSEMARY B: $33,800 Black Helen Handicap, 1‚⅛ m., by 1½ lengths, in 1:49 2/5, Hialeah Pk., Fla. William Cook up.
KARIM: $22,400 Christopher J. Fitzgerald Handicap, 7 f., by head, in 1:22 1/5, Santa Anita, Calif. George Taniguchi up.

ROWING

(Founders Week regatta, Lakeland, Fla.)

Rollins college, over Florida Southern & University of Tampa, by 2 lengths, in 4:19 1/5.
Florida southern, over Women's Rowing Club of Philadelphia, by ¼ length, in 4:06 1/5 (girls' race).

SKIING

Betsy Snite, Norwich, Vt., USEASA women's Alpine combined, with 1.51 pts., Manchester, Vt.
U.S. armed forces, Hochgebirge Challenge Cup, Franconia, N.H.

(Natl. jr. championships, Whitefish, Mont.)

Penny Pitou, Gilford, N.H., girl's slalom, in 2:01, & downhill, in 1:12.2.
Frank Brown, McCall, Idaho, boy's slalom, in 1:50.3.

SPEED SKATING

(N. American indoor championships, Milwaukee)

Bill Disney, Pasadena, Calif., senior men's title, with 110 pts.
Mrs. Barbara Deschepper, Detroit, senior women's title, with 100 pts.

SQUASH RACQUETS

Roger Campbell, Princeton, over Ben Heckscher, 12-15, 17-16, 13-15, 15-7, 17-14, natl. intercollegiate championship, Annapolis, Md.
Janet Morgan and SHEILA SPEIGHT, England, over Mrs. John Carrott and Hilda Smith-Peterson, 15-8, 15-11, 15-8, U.S. women's doubles title, Philadelphia.

TENNIS
Tony Trabert, Cincinnati, over Vic Seixas, 6-4, 6-1, Midwinter Invitation, Buffalo, N.Y.

TRACK & FIELD

Michigan, Big 10 indoor title, with 67½ pts., E. Lansing, Mich.
Cornell, Heptagonal Games title, with 46½ pts., Ithaca, N.Y.

RESULTS OF 100 LEADING COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

EAST

Brooklyn 68—CCNY 65
Brown 79—Providence 78
Canisius 97—Siena 67
Colby 89—Maine 67
Columbia 65—Princeton 58
Columbia 75—Brown 68
Dartmouth 76—Cornell 62
Duquesne 68—St. Bon. 50
Harvard 68—Yale 53
Holy Cross 56—Dart. 52
Lafayette 101—Rutgers 69
Lafayette 83—St. Jos. 67
Manhattan 60—Fordham 55
NYU 56—CCNY 54
Niagara 80—Canisius 63
Penn 85—Penn St. 79
Princeton 65—Penn 47
R.I. 106—Yale 98
R.I. 100—Rutgers
83Seton Hall 83-Vill. 79
Syracuse 84—Canisius 68
Temple 87—Delaware 62
Williams 72—M'bury 55
Williams 53—Amherst 48

SOUTH & SOUTHWEST

Alabama 84—Auburn 80
Ariz. St. 104—Ariz. 103
Arkansas 110—TCU 89
Duke 83—S. Car. 67
Duke 90—Virginia 77
Geo. Wash. 80—G'town 67
Geo. Wash. 74—D'dson 36
Geo. Wash. 67—Richm'd 65
Georgia 69—Florida 61
Ga. Tech 88—Florida 68
Kentucky 66—Alabama 52
Kentucky 104—Tenn. 61
LSU 68—Miss. 65
Miss. St. 60—Miss. 56
N. Car. St. 101—Clemson 76
N. Car. St. 85—Wake F. 70
N. Car. St. 87—Duke 77
Rice 67—Texas A&M 52
Richmond 90—W. & M. 75
St. Louis 90—Houston 87
SMU 93—Texas 80
Tenn. 86—Auburn 77
Tex. Tech 94—Hard. S. 70
Tex. T. 87—N. Mex. A&M 58
Tex. W. 79—Tex. Tech 71
Tulane 78—Miss. St. 59
Tulane 82—LSU 53
Vanderbilt 78—Georgia 57
Virginia 68—Maryland 67
Wake F. 95—N. Car. 82
W. & L. 98—Virginia 89
W. & L 97—Furman 63
W. Va. 73—VMI 66
W. Va. 89—W. & L. 74
W. Va. 58—Geo. Wash. 48

WEST

Bradley 69—Wichita 67
Bradley 90—Drake 73
Colorado 66—Missouri 57
Dayton 85—Seton Hall 67
Detroit 71—Wayne 69
Illinois 81—Michigan 75
Illinois 81—N'western 69
Indiana 84—Ohio St. 66
Iowa 72—Minnesota 70
Iowa St. 84—Oklahoma 71
J. Carr. 94—Seton Hall 90
Kansas 77—Kansas St. 67
Miami (O.) 77—Cinn. 71
Mich. St. 93—Indiana 77
Mich. St. 83—Michigan 68
Missouri 90—Kansas 71
N. Dame 72—DePaul 61
N. Dame 85—Marquette 64
Ohio U. 67—Toledo 59
Ohio U. 93—Marietta 90
Okla. A&M 38—Okla. 34
St. Louis 71—Okla. A&M 59
Tulsa 77—Wichita 62
Wichita 69—Okla. City 59
Wisconsin 75—Purdue 73
Wisconsin 78—Minn. 72

FAR WEST

Brig. Young 78—Denver 62
Brig. Young 74—N. Mex. 48
Colorado 77—Nebraska 66
Idaho St. 74—Seattle 65
Oregon St. 82—UCLA 75
Oregon St. 83—UCLA 64
San Fran. 67—Coll.-P. 57
San Fran. 73—Santa Cl. 61
San Jose St. 65—Coll.-P. 63
Santa Cl. 84—St. Mary's 72
Seattle 73—Idaho St. 69
Utah 85—N. Mex. 42
Utah 99—Denver 70
Utah St. 79—Montana 70
Wyoming 69—Colo. A&M 46

BASKETBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of the Associated Press writers' poll)

Team standings this week with points figured on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis (first-place votes in parentheses):

Points

1—San Francisco (67)

1,424

2—Kentucky (58)

1,358

3—La Salle (5)

1,043

4—North Carolina State (3)

788

5—Iowa (15)

734

6—Duquesne

605

7—Utah (4)

581

8—Marquette (4)

499

9—Dayton (3)

306

10—Oregon State (5)

286

RUNNERS-UP: 11, Minnesota 244; 12, Alabama (1) 151; 13, UCLA 131; 14, George Washington 114; 15, Colorado (1) 110.

PROFESSIONALS

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

EASTERN DIVISION

1. Syracuse
W-42; L-26
Pct.: .618

New York
105-102

Ft. Wayne
103-90
83-81

Milw.
99-96

Phila
107-101

2. New York
W-35; L-32
Pct.: .522

Syracuse
102-105

Milw.
103-89

Rochester
95-92
101-96

3. Boston
W-33; L-33
Pct.: .500

Ft. Wayne
98-118
108-104

Minn.
106-121

Phila.
89-95

4. Philadelphia
W-32; L-35
Pct.: .478

Milw.
101-84
88-91
78-75

Boston
95-89

Syracuse
101-107

WESTERN DIVISION

1. Ft. Wayne
W-42; L-27
Pct.: .609

Minn.
90-88

Boston
118-98
104-108

Syracuse
90-103
81-83

2. Minneapolis
W-37; L-31
Pct.: .544

Ft. Wayne
88-90

Rochester
76-83
107-104

Boston
121-106

Milw.
98-100

3. Rochester
W-27; L-42
Pct.: .391

Minn.
83-76
104-107

New York
92-95
96-101

4. Milwaukee
W-24; L-46
Pct.: .343

Phila.
84-101
91-88
75-78

New York
89-103

Syracuse
96-99

Minn.
100-98

Natl. Hockey League

1. Montreal
W-39; L-15; T-10
Pts.: 88

Toronto
3-2

Boston
4-1

Chicago
4-4, 4-2

2. Detroit
W-37; L-17; T-11
Pts.: 85

Chicago
6-1

New York
6-2, 2-1

3. Toronto
W-23; L-21; T-21
Pts.: 67

Montreal
2-3

Boston
2-2, 1-3

4. Boston
W-22; L-22; T-21
Pts.: 65

New York
2-1

Montreal
1-4

Toronto
2-2, 3-1

5. New York
W-14; L-34; T-17
Pts.: 45

Boston
1-2

Detroit
2-6, 1-2

6. Chicago
W-11; L-37 T-16
Pts.: 38

Detroit
1-6

Montreal
4-4, 2-4