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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1952
By Bill Peacock
When Will Maryland Leave the SC?
THE BIG QUESTION AROUND College Park, Md., is when will
the University of Maryland drop out of the Southern Conference
It's president, Dr. Curly. Byrd, has said that the Terps aren't over
emphasizing athletics and a special legislature-appointed committee
has backed him. Therefore,; it seems safe to say that" Maryland isn't
going to stop the rebuilding program which has carried the Terps
from nowhere to the Number One position among the nation's foot
ball teams. - ' , ; - . : . : '. : .
The Terps are all dressed up with no place' to go, at least under
the present conference ruling. Shirley Povich, the widely-read col
umnist of The Washington Post, earlier said that Maryland is a cut
above the rest of the conference in athletics and advised the Terps
to get out while the conference .had "given them an excuse to leave.
But Byrd knows that such a step would be almost lethal to the
minor, or non-money-making, sports. It would be extremely diffi
cult to make much of a schedule for sports such as basketball, track,
toccer, wrestling, rifle, and-the like from schools outside, the con
ference. So for the time being at least, Maryland will stay in ' the
conference for the sake of the lesser sports.
Maryland has not overlooked the lesser sports during its build
up. It is the conference champion in track, with a fine team develop
ed on the newly improved track in the old Byrd Stadium, and
champion in soccer and has a very strong team in wrestling. The
Terp basketball team is one' of the best in years and can hold its
own with anyone in the conference.
Maryland Lost-Six SC Games
AS IT TURNED OUT, Maryland lost six conference games on
next year's schedule and only the game with Carolina was profitable.
The others were with West Virginia, George Washington, Washington
and Lee, South Carolina, and State, none of whom are in the same
class with them in football. " y ;
Instead, Maryland has one of the nation's most attractive sched
ules with games with Clemson, Boston Univsity, Alabama, arid
Mississippi in addition to the previously scheduled games with Mis
souri, Georgia, Navy, and LSU. Maryland may not be able to claim
the Southern Conference title, but its games with four Southeastern
Conference teams puts it in line for that conference's title. "
Maryland will be one of the best teams in the nation next year
with guard Bob Ward and fullback Ed Modzelewski being their only
serious losses. The tremendous depth was brought; to light in the
Sugar Bowl victory when Ed Fullerton, who had played almost ex
clusively oh defense, was one of the offensive stars of the game.
Maryland was the only school jo push the return to the old rule
of no freshmen playing varsity sports. It's not likely that any fresh
men will be able to break into Jim Tatum's lineup next, year and
prompted conference President Max Farrington to comment, "The"
old story of the Haves versus the Have Nots.' "' - .
- ' Farrington Is With The Presidents
FARRINGTON, DEAN OF MEN'S ACTIVITIES at George Wash
ington and one of. the. most influential men in, conference athletics, is
strongly behind the de-emphasisjnove of the presidents. He said from
his hme in Washingon, Di C, "The presidents sincerely believe that
football and athletics" should take their part in college life and not'
go overboard as they have done in the past in some instances."
Farrington continued, t'This 13 not popular, but they (the presi
dents) will continue. The - presidents of the schools who have been
to the bowls are the ones that are leading the campaign and they say
that it is simply not worth the headaches. .Who is better qualified
"to say than Duke, Washington and Lee, and North Carolina?"
"You'll step on somebody's corn when you're trying to treat a
leg, but if we don't treat the leg, athletics will lose out," Farring
ton said. He has no rigid outline for the cure of sports, but he feels
that the athlete must be a bona fide student.
"One important thing we must do is make sure the boy is a
legitimate student. This can be investigated and enforced and viola
tors can be suspended irom the conference. 1. The athlete must be a
normal student who entered school vith full credits, 2. he must be
making normal progress toward a degree; and 3. he must not . be
working for outside money while a freshman." ,
. "Banning bowls will not bring about de-emphasia by itself. But
most people have come to the conclusion that it is a part of the way.
The college presidents who met in Washington voted" unanimously
to ban bowl games. The agenda of 'the NCAA include studies of all
post season games. The committee studying them almost voted against
The conference will, cut spring practice short, probably to some
thing like 20 sessions in 28 days. The conference "will make a final
decision sometime after the NCAA meeting January 10-12 to see how
the other conferences will act.
Have Permission! .,
- The Carolina" football team will
play in the Orange Bowl next
year and has the conference's per
mission, something neither Mary
land nor Clemson were able to do.
The Tar Heels will plav Miami
University Novermber 29 in the
Orange Bowl. Miami is the only
new-comer to the 10-game . Caro
lina schedule. The Tar Heels will
play home games with Texas,
State, Wake Forest, Virginia, and
- South Carolina was. originally
left off the 1952 schedule but the
Gamecocks were added when
Maryland, originally on the sche
dule, was ruled out of conference
play, for accepting a Sugar Bowl
bid contrary to conference vote.
September 27 Texas, here.'
October 4 - Georgia, away;
11 State, here; 18 Wake Forest,
here; 25 Notre Dame, away.
November 1 Tennessee, away;
8 Virginia, here; 15, South Caro
lina, away; 22 Duke, here, 29
Miami, away. - -
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Team entries for basketball and
table tennis will close Friday. All
entries should be turned in to the
Intramural office, Room 315,
Woollen Gym. -
The basketball officials clinic
will be held today at 4 P.M. in
room 301-B, Woollen Gym.
Any student interested in re
jfereving , : intramural ba-lcetball
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