Homecoming — Past and Present
This football season promises to be one of the most interesting in
N.C.S.A.’s history. It is a turning point, as it were, for Pickle football
because retirements, trades, and the expansion draft have left the
team with only a handful of veterans. This year will be a year of
changes and rebuilding-one which will see new faces in positions
formerly held by familiar stars.
The most apparent and difficult position to be filled is that left by
coadiKjuarterback Andy Wood. After last year’s stunning victory over
the Winston-Salem State Big-Uns, Mr. Wood announced his plans to
retire from football and go to the west coast and be a m^vie swr,
whidi is a popular trend with stellar athletes these days. His
retirement marked the end of a brilliant career in which Mr. Wood s
team was defeated only one time. That defeat was dealt by the gold
and black of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, who will be this year s
The presence of Sebastian De Grazia and last year’s back up
quarterback Craig Kuentzel will also be sorely missed. On last rcTOrt.
DeGrazia was in the Washington area playing a lot of tennis, with ms
sights set on a future match with Billie Jean King. Kuentzel at the end
of last season, upon his request, was traded to the Qeveland Institute.
Another big position to be filled (Uterally) is offensive line. The ex
pansion draft took Larry Faw to the Broncos this season.
" But don’t get the idea that the Pickles are washed up. Dick Shor-
tridge, who for the past two years has been closely associated with the
team, has been named new head coach. He has a hard job and a great
tradition to uphold, but Dick is no newcomer to the game, ms name is
one of liie most feared and respected in football today, and if anyone
can fiU the bill, Dick Shortridge can. « ^ „
Seven year man Vincent Barbee was feared to have suffered a
shoulder separation in practice last week but the latest medical report
is that it was only a severe bruise and he promises to be as strong as
ever by November 3rd. SteamroUing Rocky Fulp, whose defense
played such an important part in last year’s victory over Wmston-
^lem State is back and sends a personal message the the Demon
Deacons to stay at home November 3rd unless they want to get hurt.
Other veterans who will be counted on for their usual ^lid per
formance are Ivey, Crazy Newsome, and the Sundance Kid. There are
some outstanding rookies whose names Coach Shortridge wishes not
to divulge so they will not have the added pressure of sportswriters
and the football public hounding them. . , ^ * *
Without hesitation Coach Shortridge echos Andy Wood s^tement
of last year: “It looks like we’re gonna have a mighty fme ball club.
And Dance, Frats, and Booze
OK all you N.C.S.A. Pickles-it’s that time of year agam,
Homeroming, which next to Friday nights is the bi^est event of toe
year. For those of you who don’t
October 28-November 3, has been declared GREEK WbliK.
GREEK WEEK kicked off last Sunday wito a
over Western Electric and with cheerleader tryouts. (I ve seen toe
cheerleaders toat have been chosen to root our pickles to victory and I
wart to teU yS toat of all the cheerleaders I’ve ever seen in my hfe,
toey certainly are some of toem.) On Monday night toere ^^e no
artfvittes^ed so you could get plenty of rest or whatever else you
needed to make it through toe big week.
Tuesday night was Rush Night which means it was re^y no
ferent from any otoer night, but for all of you who are interested in toe
fraternities and sororities we hope you enjoyed your visits and you u
be sure to come back now that you know toe way.
Moving across toe calendar we come to Wednesday - this afternoon
- when toere will be a pep rally and when toe sun dips beneato the
horizon we’ll have a bonfire up at Moore Stadium. The usual games of
Red Rover and Duck Duck Goose are slated. Sorry but toere’ll be no
Pushball - after last week’s casualty toe Pushball was taken out and
For you Pickles who found a fraternity or sorority Tuesday night
toat you want to join, your initiation will be Thursday night. (I’ve been
talking wito some of toe fraternity and sorority leaders and the
initiations should be loads of fun for everyone.) Initiation for sororities
will be to oblige a lonely footbaU player. Guys wishing to enter a
sorority havethe same requirement, so good luck girls and watch out
Friday night be sure to be in the Commons well for toe traditional
Homecoming Dance featuring toe one man band, back by popular
demand from last Spring’s Beaux Arts Ball - toe dynamic Dale
GREEK WEEK will be climaxed Saturday afternoon when toe
notorious Pickles square off against No. 1 seated Sigma Chi from toe
otoer side of town. Then toere’s toe Beer Blast for toose of you 18 and
over on Saturday night.
So toat’s toe line up for GREEK WEEK and we want all you artists
to really get into it and have a good ’ole time and be sure to come out
Saturday afternoon and root toose prepotent Pickles to victory over
toe Sigma Chi cucumbers.