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SPORTS . grUCIU ^OjJUi Iz) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1952 ** ... ........ ..—. ■■ .-■■■ ■ 1 * . ' i iiia Marylam I tnarges Win, Lose, or Draw By FRANCIS STANN NORMALLY, THE GEE WHIZ department In basketball Is to be found elsewhere, but this young man, Jack Clune, is something special. He may be the best courtman in the his tory of the Naval Academy. Certainly he is the best in this area this season. Down at Annapolis they are thinking Clune should be Navy’s first All-America since Bill Shugart in 1947 and they may be right, although it is not characteristic of All America makers to tap a boy who still has two more varsity seasons ahead of him. But if basketball still is being played in 1952-3 and 1953-4, look for Clune in the front row. Jack Clune is 19 and hails from Jersey City, where he was taught to play basketball by a priest. When he scored 12 points the other afternoon against Pittsburgh, his 21.8 average fell • off but, nevertheless, he broke the Naval Academy’s.all-time scoring record. rr"eta SUnn His 338 points are eight more than Bill Wilson’s old mark and Jack still has six more games to play, including one tomorrow at Annapolis against Duke. y “Clune is potentially the best all-around scorer in college basketball today,” Ben Carnevale .says, and he knows whereof he speaks. Carnevale is Navy’s coach, a gifted young man who in less than eight seasons has established himself as one of the Nation’s best. BREAKING RECORDS is Clune’s cup of tea. He rewrote the record book at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, doing things like scoring 517 points in 29 games, etc. At the Naval Academy last season he set a plebe record of 263 points, a 17.5 average, with 112 field goals and 39 foul goals. The plebes won all of their 15 games. Pat Mahoney, Navy’s plebe coach, called the turn on Clune. “He'll move up to the varsity,’’ he said, “and I’ll bet he breaks every record in the books. He hasn’t played long, but he sure knows where that bucket is located.” As a varsity player, Clune is hotter than he was at St. Peter’s or as a plebe. • Five times this year he’s scored 30 or more points, each time breaking the Academy record. He bagged 30 against Dartmouth, 32 the next night against Har vard, 32 against Southern California in the Dixie Classic (with 14 field goals), 33 against VMI and 30 against Yale. He’s got four all-time Navy records already. As modern basketball players go, he’s not big. Six feet 2 inches, 179 pounds is all. But take Carnevale’s word for it, he can do everything ... handle the ball, set up plays, feed, and, of course, shoot. “HE’S THE SECOND BEST in the East right now,” Came vale claims. “Larry Hennessey, of Villanova is the only player I’ve seen who tops him. Clune’s a better all-around man than Dick Groat of Duke, in my opinion, because he can play both outside and on the pivot. Groat is primarily an outside map.” Things are looking up for Navy in basketball and Carnevale is the big reason. The fellow who was such an important cog in Howard Cann’s national championship New York U. team in 1934, and later a pro, is a winning coach. In two years at North Carolina and less than six at Navy, Carnevale has won 131 of 176 games, and from the looks of things now there’s no slack-off ' in sight. His current Navy team, which has won 12 of its 16 games so far, could be the youngest big college quintet in the country, 7 composed as it is of Clune, 19; Ed Hogan, 19; Don Lange, 21; Larry Wigley, 19, and Ken McCally, 18. Clune and Hogan are third classmen (sophomores) and the other three are only plebes. v Of the entire squad there is only one first classman, or senior, and he is Capt. Fritz Davis. Elected because of seniority, he plays less than anybody and has the lowest scoring average, which is somewhere around 1.8 points. But Davis, a fine foot ball player, is pretty happy about everything. “We think it’s great,” he says, talking of Clune’s achievements. “We’re doing our best to help him set those recprds. If one of us were doing it, he’d be in there helping us.” IT WAS FATHER RICHARD ENGLISH of St. Peter’s Prep who first coached Clune. “Father English taught me a lot,” Jack says. “I played under him for two years. My father didn’t know anything about the game and I had no older brothers, so I owe a great deal to Father English.” But there were others who helped to polish the young man’s style, some un . consciously. As an all-New Jersey scholastic choice, Clune was noted for his hook shot. But in college play he learned the hook was too slow. “It takes too long to get it away,” he explains. “I found that often these college players would steal the ball out my hands before I could set up the hook shot. So I changed to a jump shot.” By “jump shot” he means jumping and using a one-hand push while in midair. Bud Palmer, who formerly played for the professional New York Knickerbockers and who now conducts telecasts of the Knicks, may be surprised to learn that he, too, played a part in young Clune’s development. It was Palmer with his jump shots who inspired the Navy star to change his style. Like most kids, Clune put Palmer on a pedestal. Like many another hero worshiper, Clune may—and in a short time—develop into a better player than his model. ORIGINALLY, CLUNE ASPIRED to go to Georgetown or Holy Cross. How Navy landed him is a deep secret which the Academy probably is entitled to keep. Perhaps the assurance that he’d be playing on a young team destined to go places had something to do with Clune’s decision. Carnevale’s kids do have an excellent chance of becoming Navy’s all-time best team. There isn’t a weak link in the regu lar chain and Navy is rich in reserves. And not all of the Middies are long-time stars, either. Clune has played only a comparatively short time and the No. 2 boy, Don Lange, never played basketball until he entered the Navy as an enlisted man. Lange, oldest man on the squad at 21, had been an outstanding swimmer but no basketball player. Now he is second to Clune in scoring and is the only man to top the Jerseyite in grabbing rebounds. Old-time Navy men with a yen for basketball already have honored Clune. Before he’s finished his first season of varsity ball they’ve got him on the Academy’s all-time team, which reads as follows: Ken Shugart, Adrian Back, Buzz Borries, Elliot Loughlin ... and Jack Clune. Bass Resigns as W&M Coach Due to Athletic'Uncertainty' •y th« Associated Pr*» WILLIAMSBURG. Va., Feb. 8. Marvin Bass, head football coach at William and Mary since a worts scandal led to a shakeup In the college’s athletic department last summer, disclosed today he has resigned. mid his resignation, given to President Alvin Duke Chand ler tb mid-January, is to become effective March 1. He gave the uncertainty of the athletic pro gram at William and tS.ary as the reason for his action and indicated he has no immediate plans for the future. The announcement came on the eve of a meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees, which un doubtedly will have Bass’ resigna t J tion before it at tomorrow’s ses sion. Bass took over the coaching duties here last August 18 after the resignation of Rube McCray as head coacjj and athletic di rector. Bass saw his team, using the iT-formation for the first season, go through a surprisingly success ful season, losing only to Virginia, Oklahoma and VMI and turning in upset victories over Wake Forest and Pennsylvania. Tonies' Game Postponed The St. Anthony’s-Alumni game, scheduled for tonight at DeMatha has been postponed until February 22 at Priory. ,♦ LaPierre to Have Pace-Setter tale In Baxter}® Front-Running Hjpya May Ixtend Wilrand Gehrmann Tomorrow Joe LaPierre of Georgetown is entered in the Baxter Mile at the New York AC games tomorrow night in Madison Square Garden, and while the Hoya runner hardly is expected to beat either Don Gehrmann or Fred Wilt, he may hold the key to the fastest indoor mile of the season. There even is a, chance the meet record of 4:07.4 may be broken. LaPierre’s place in the picture is that he is.a natural front-runner who likes to set the pace. |f he can draw either Oehrmann or Wilt along with him to a fast half or three-quarters, there’s a good chance the winner with better 4:08.4, best time of the indoor sea son thus far. That mark was by Gehrmann when he beat Wilt in Milwaukee a week ago. Tomorrow night’s test will be LaPierre’s second mile run of the season, and he should be in better shape than when he set the pace for the first half mile in the Boston Knights of Columbus games three weeks ago. He turned in a 2:04 half then, after which Wilt and Gehrmann took over, with Gehr mann winning in 4:09.3. Two-Mile Relay Team Entered. LaPierre is a tall runner with a very long stride that is not espe cially suited to indoor tracks. He is much better outdoors, and is regarded as one of the East’s chief hopes for an Olympic 1,500-meter berth. So long is his stride that he steps on any one in froni of him indoors, and he just naturally has to get out in front and run. He is in good condition now and his opponents know it, and they may be afraid to let him get too much of a lead. If Gehrmann and Wilt follow his fast pace, a 4:08 clock ing, or possibly even a fraction faster, is not out of the question. Georgetown also is sending a 2-mile relay team of Dick Saun- i ders, Charlie Capozzoli, Dave Bo land and Carl Joyce. Chief com petition for Georgetown is expect ed from. Princeton, a team the Hoyas beat in the Boston AA games by 12 yards last week. Oth er Geofee town runners will be Don Stanehouse in the sprints and Ray Brophy in the 60-yard high hurdles. Hoya Record Imperiled. Another feature of the meet tomorrow night is the 2-mile race, and here, too, a fast race is due between Curt'Stone and Horace Ashenfelter. Stone scored over Ashenfelter in 9:06.6 in Boston, and now Ashenfelter promises a fast early pace in an effort to take the sting out of Stone’s late kick. Stone says he will take anything Ash throws his way, and if the duel develops as expected a sub nine-minute finish may be produced. Also aiming for a record is Manhattan College’s crack mile relay team. It has three meet records in five meets to date, and tomorrow night will be trying at the 3:17.2 indoor world record set by Georgetown in 1942. The Man hattan quartet already has marks of 3:18.4 and 3:17.6 on 11-lap tracks. Navy is sending an 11-man squad to the meet, including a mile relay team and a 2-mile relay team. Competing in indi vidual events for the Middies will be Jean Falgoust in the 1,000 yard run and Ira Kane in the 60 yard dash. Football Suspended At St. Bonaventure ly Itx Aneciottd Press CLEAN, N. Y.. Peb. 8.—St. Bonaventure University an nounced today it was suspending intercollegiate football, at least for 1952. The Very Rei. Juvenal Lalor, OFM, president of the university, said “ever increasing costs in every department and steadily de clining income” prompted the action. Father Juvenal did not say so directly, but the difficulty of get ting a satisfactory schedule, plus the loss of Head Coach Joe Bach to the Pittsburgh Steelers, un doubtedly contributed to the de cision. The 1952 schedule had not been announced, but it was generally believed the only definite games were with Syracuse, Dayton and Xavier. De Fazio to Meet Vejar In Garden Boot Tonight - •r the Auociated fmi NEW YORK, Feb. 8.—Johnny (Red) De Fazio has been fighting preliminary bouts in Madison Square Garden so often that he’s practically become a fixture in the big arena. But tonight the chunky Bayonne (N. J.) redhead realizes one of his chief ambitions—a main event. It doesn’t matter to Johnny that he’s rated a 3-to-l underdog against fast-punching Chico Vejar of Stamford, Conn., in the welter weight encounter. The energetic Jerseyite gets the full network radio and television treatment for his 10 pm. scrap. (The bout will he broadcast over radio station WMAL and telecast over station WNBW in Washington). r FIGHT TONIGHT—Maryland boxers Bnd Seymour (left) and Cal Quenstedt demonstrate the stance they will use In tonight's match with the University of South Carolina in Ritchie Coliseum at College Park. Seymour faces Pinckney Watson in a 132-pound bout and Heavyweight Quen stedt takes on Chuck Spann. South Carolina Boxers Favored In Match at Maryland Tonight Maryland’s boxing team will be host to South Carolina at Ritchie Coliseum at 8:15 tonight and all indications point to a victory for the visitors. Conquerors of Virginia, 5 Vi to 2 Vi, and winners over the Green ville (S. C.) YMCA team, 8-2, South Carolina’s leather-pushes are early favorites to win the Dixie Invitation Tournament this season and tonight’s match may be a gauge concerning Maryland’s chances in the tournament. Coach Frank Cronin, in charge of boxing at Maryland for the Scholastic Crackdown Finds 25 Athletes' Dropped in a Week Sy tho Associated Press NEW YORK, Feb. 8.—The new National Collegiate Athletic As sociation principle which requires athletes to .“make satisfactory progress toward a degree” seems to be showing results although it has been in effect less than a month. In the last week, as results of mid-year examinations came in, at least 25 varsity athletes at major colleges and universities were dropped from school or de clared ineligible for athletics be cause of scholastic deficiencies. The list probably is incomplete as these are only the ones whose names were mentioned in wire stories. Such procedure is normal when examination grades are posted and the new semester begins. But the attendant publicity isn’t nor mal. In past years the colleges were inclined to adopt a hush hush attitude when an athlete failed in his studies. Confirmation Delayed. Only about a year ago it took several days for sports writers to confirm that Vic Janowicz, Ohio State’s All-America football star, had flunked out. This year, possibly because of the NCAA academic principle or because the college presidents have demanded that athletes should also be students, the in stitutions are rushing into print with the news when a star be comes ineligible. And they're giving out the news in wholesale lots, too. Brown, for instance came out last week with the word that Edward Sexton, center and captain-elect of the football team, and four hockey players had run afoul of academic deficiencies. Notre Dame dropped three var sity basketball players, Entee Shine, Don Strasser and John Stephens, from the squad just a few hours before an important game with Kentucky. They failed to maintain the athletes’ required average of 77. At Notre Dame the passing grade is 70, but stu dents taking part in extra-cur ruicular activities, including ath letics, must make better marks. Three Gridmen Dropped. At William and Mary. Willie; Clark. 6-foot-6 basketball center, and three football players were dropped from school for failure to make proper academic progress. One of the football players, Bruce Capps, was ineligible to play last fall, but Curtis Knight and Pat Reeves played. Illinois put three basketball re serves on the ineligible list along with Shot-putter and football Guard John Bauer. ’ < first time this year, has made one change in the lineup that held The Citadel to a 4-4 tie last week. Bud Seymour, a busy 132-pounder, will replace Dave Shaffer at that weight. Shaffer lost to Bill Gasque of The Citadel and Seymour has looked a trifle sharper this week. Real action is expected in the 125-pound bout between Mary land’s Jack Letzer and Allen George of South Carolina, and in the heavyweight encounter be tween Cal Quenstedt of Maryland and Chuck Spann of the visitors. The complete lineups: 125—Allen George (SC) vs. Jack Letzer. 132—Pinckney Watson (SC) vs. Bud Seymour. 139—Chuck Davis (SC) vs. Bob Theofleld. 147—Emmett Gurney (SC) vs. Gary Fisher. 156—Don Fortner (SC) vs. Bill Mclnnes. 165—Howard Collins (SC) vs. Ronnie Rhodes. 175—Jack Cassidy (SC) vs. Jim Stewart. Heavyweight — Chuck Spann (SC) vs. Calvin Quenstedt. Catholic University’s ring team, minus Heavyweight Pete Larsen and Light-heavy Cliff Sisler. in vades Syracuse tomorrow for its third match of the season. The Cardinals, beaten by Virginia, tied Penn State earlier this week, but figure to be in over their heads against the Orange. Coach Eddie LaFond hgs no re placement for Larsen, whose vic tory tied the Penn State match, but Ken Den Outer has been named for the 175-pound berth. Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Up Mighty Mo *T *•» Aliockrtld Prill PITTSBURGH, Feb. ' 8.—Ed (Mighty Mo) Modzelewski, All America fullback at, Maryland, signed today to play with the Steelers. Salary terms were not disclosed. Modzelewski. a native of nearby Natrona, was the Pittsburgh pro team’s first draft choice. The 23 year-old back chalked up 2,165 yards in 380 attempts in his three years at Maryland. He was named the outstanding player in the Sugar Bowl this year. Five years ago—Gil Dodds won the Hunter Mile at Boston in 4:08.9. _ TEST FOR YOURSELF ths -£fr-AW*Y ENGINE off tho ... DODGE! SEE IT AT Francis & Parsons Dodge-Plymouih Dealer NICHOLS AVE. <1 V ST., S. E. OPM (y* 'HI 9 — LU. 4-7400 t Colonials Meet VMI Tonight in Twin Bill & §s ’ At Fort MyerGym. George Washington will partici pate in an admission-free college service basketball double-header tonight at Port Myer, entertain ing VMI in a Southern Conference clash that GW must win to re tain its tournament hopes. Port Myer will meet Port Meade in the first game at 8 pm., with the GW game to follow. Port Myer officials stated that ample free parking is available near the gym. The Colonials play all other home games at Uline Arena, but were frozen out of there this week by the Ice Capades. Herschfleld Strengthens GW. Strengthened by the addition of Ken Herschfleld and in their home town, if not on their home court, the Colonials hope to re gain their stride against the Key dets. GW has a 7-5 Southern Conference record and is 9-6 for the season, while VMI has won two games and lost 14. GW won a previous meeting, 77-62. Dick Schnlttker’s Fort Meade Generals, who toave lost to only two service quintets all season, Indian town Gap and Fort Eustis, bring a season record of 21-7 to Fort Myer for a return engage ment. The Generals beat Fort Myer twice previously, 85-61 and (See BASKETBALL, Page C-3.) f $ ID Jfeiei! f HBNBUDGET PLAN ft tako as long as \6Monfhs1o1fy ( APPROVED i I Military I , -. ■' . ‘ i . Group to Decide Today Whether To Buy Bowie , Six December Dates ■ Bring Blast Against j Racing Commission Members of a syndicate which * had proposed purchasing the 1 Bowie race track were meeting ] today in New York and the most voluble member of the group, an j aroused Larry MacPhail, recom- , mended that they abandon the ] Idea. MacPhail conferred in New York ( with his partners, Donald Lillis, t financier, and Charles Simonelli, ‘ motion picture public relations , executive. They had taken an op- ! tion to buy control of Bpwie, but' the offer was conditional on ob- , taining favorable dates from the ; Maryland State Racing Comrnis- ( sion. MacPhail, incensed over six ue- . cember dates allotted Bowie by the Racing Commission yesterday, said: "We’re withdrawing. I’m not going to attempt to operate in December. The decision is not entirely up to me. but I will rec ommend that we not buy.” Wants Commission Investigated. The one-time storm center of baseball tossed in a suggestion that the racing commission should be investigated and said, as cur rently supervised, “Maryland rac ing is due for disaster.” MacPhail. who has been known to change his mind, may be con vinced by other members of his syndicate that the dates given Bowie—those which aroused his ire cover an 18-day_meeting from November 17 to December 6— aren’t so undesirable after all. Frank Small, jr., Racing Com mission chairman who was blasted by MacPhail, indicated future dates could be worked out to Mac Phail’s satisfaction. "The dates set are only for this year,” Small said. "We had hopes of Working out a plan for a future that all three tracks could have agreed upon. I’m sorry MacPhail feels the way he does.’' Says He Can Freese at Home, r? In addition to the late fall meet big, Bowie also was assigned a 15-day spring meeting, April li 30, with permission to run the meeting at Laurel. MacPhail had requested that arrangement be cause htt'didn’t want to operate at Bowie until he could make cer tain improvements. He said the plan had the approval of John Schapiro, Laurel president. MacPhail’s reaction to the De cember dates, though, was vio lent. "I can freeze at my Glen Angus Farm near Bel Air just as well as Bowie in December,” I*rry said. "I’m not losing any sleep over the situation. I just don’t give a damn.” MacPhail said that in all his talks on dates with Schapiro and (See BOWIE, Page C-2.) Greek Ship 6-5 Choice . In M'Lennan iy tho Associated Pros* MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 8.—Greek Ship, a giant-killing 3-year-old In 1950. is being ballyhooed as ‘the horse to beat” in tomorrow’s 125,000 McLennan Handicap and the $50,000 Widener February 23. These two stakes plus the color ful $50,000 Flamingo March 1 are the high lights of the booming Hialeah meeting. Greek Ship knocked them dead in ’50, but had trouble giVing away weight last year. He’U be asked to do the same trick tomorrow when he carries the top burden of 124 pounds. Still the Brook meade Stable's 5-year-old prob ably will be a 6-to-5 favorite off his smashing win in the Royal Palm Handicap. William G. Helis’ Spartan Valor, in with 118 pounds after two wins this winter, is the likely second choice over such as the veteran Three Rings, Alerted, Why Not Now, Oil Capitol, Yidlis and Saxony. At least 14 are expected to go. Same Field in Wldener. Practically the same field will compete in the Widener two weeks later. Already the fans ate looking toward the Flamingo as a wide open race. This major Florida prep for the Kentucky Derby has produced eight Derby winners. Several of the top hopefuls will never get- to the post in the Flamingo. Starmount Stable’s Primate, rated second only to Greentree’s Tom Fool in John B. Campbell’s 1952 Experimental Handicap, was set too far back by a coughing siege. Sub Fleet, Jet Master and prob ably Cajun, among the 1951 stars, also are out of the Flamingo for various reasons. The recent Bahamas Handicap pointed out some new Flamingo threats. Quiet Step, A-Pacopep and Do Report were home one two-three in one division of the Bahamas, while Trick Pilot won the other half. Blue Man Still Liked. If one had to name a favorite at this stage, it probably would be a stretch-running colt named Blue Man, owned by A. W. Abbott, an ice cream manufacturer from Rye, N. Y. Blue Man won five races, none of them stakes—as a juvenile and worked sensationally for the Bahamas. He disappoint ed, however, with a slow start and then raced wide. Abbott turned down a $100,000 oiler for the colt. Hill Prince, Windy City II Headliners at Santa Anita ARCADIA, Calif., Feb. 8 (JP).— C. T. Chenery’s Hill Prince launches his 1952 stakes campaign in one raos, and the Calumet Farm’s Hill Gail gets another crack at the Irish colt, Windy City H, in a feature for 3-year-olds in (See RACING, Page C-2.) 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