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Hove, Arthur O. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 69, Number 3 (Dec. 1967)

Long, winless season ends,   pp. 20-23


Page 20


nations of Eastern art, including
priceless painted manuscripts and
scrolls, have been presented to the
University of Wisconsin by the Wat-
sons.
   Mrs. Watson is the former Elsa
 Jane Werner of Fond du Lac, Wis., a
 Wisconsin alumna. She holds a B. A.
 degree in English earned at Madison
 in 1936 and is a highly successful
 author of children's books. Mr. Wat-
 son is the former dean of the faculty
 at California Institute of Technology.
 Following retirement from Cal Tech,
 he became scientific adviser to the
 U. S. Ambassador to India. The
 couple is currently traveling in India,
 Mr. Watson under sponsorship of
 the Ford Foundation.
   Their gifts will be held and exhib-
ited in the Elvehjem Memorial Art
Center when Wisconsin's long awaited
museum is completed sometime in
1968.
UW President Honored
U   NIVERSITY of Wisconsin Pres.
     Fred Harvey Harrington has
been elected president of the Na-
tional Association of State Universi-
ties and Land Grant Colleges.
   The position makes him the No. 1
spokesman for higher education in
the nation, since the association is
composed of the 99 major public in-
stitutions located in all 50 states and
Puerto Rico, and traces its history
from 1887.
   These institutions teach almost a
third of the students in the nation
and award almost two-thirds of the
doctorate degrees each year. Dr. Har-
rington will serve as president-elect
of the association in 1967-68 and
will take office in November, 1968,
succeeding Pres. W. Clarke Wescoe
of the University of Kansas.
   Dr. Harrington has been UW pres-
ident since 1962. He joined the fac-
ulty in 1937 and his first adminis-
trative responsibility at the University
came as chairman of the history
department from 1952-55. He was
named University vice-president in
charge of academic affairs in July,
1958.
  A native of Watertown, N. Y., Dr.
Harrington received his-bachelor's de-
gree in history, with honors, from
Cornell University, and his master's
and Ph.D. degrees from N. Y. Univ.
20
Long, Winless Season Ends
T   HE LONG, long 1967 football
    season came to an end on Nov.
 25 when Wisconsin lost its final game
 of the campaign to Minnesota by a
 21-14 score.
   The Badgers' record for the year
 was 0-9-1. It was the first time since
 1889, when the Badgers were 0-2,
 that a Wisconsin team went through
 a season without a victory.
   Obviously it was a frustrating sea-
 son, filled with anguish and bitter
 disappointment for new head coach
 John Coatta and his young team.
 This 1967 squad was not a team that
 was long on talent, but one that had
 an incredible supply of heart as is
 evidenced by the fact that the Badg-
 ers were battling Minnesota, which
 wound up sharing the Big Ten title
 with Purdue and Indiana, right down
 to the wire in the last minute of sea-
 son play.
   This year's team will most cer-
tainly be remembered not because it
was a team that never won a game,
but certainly because it was the best
Wisconsin team that failed to get into
the win column. For example, at one
stretch of the season, the Badgers lost
four of five games by a total of 13
points, the other game being the
21-21 tie with Iowa. With a little
luck, Wisconsin could have won all
five games.
   The Badgers' Homecoming was
marred by a 17-13 loss to traditional
rival Northwestern. The game was
close as the score indicates and if the
Badgers had cashed in on a couple
of opportunities they would have
won the game.
  The Wildcats jumped off to what
seemed to be a commanding lead
when they scored two touchdowns in
the second quarter. Northwestern
utilized the quick kick to get them-
selves out of trouble and put the
Badgers on the spot more than once.
On the first occasion, Wildcat half-
back Chico Kurzawski got off a
booming 69-yard quick kick that put
the ball on the Wisconsin 21. A short
time later Northwestern intercepted a
John Ryan pass and drove in for a
touchdown with Kurzawski scoring
on a one-yard run. The Wildcats
mounted a 60-yard march later in
the second period; this drive cli-
maxed with a one-yard sneak by NU
quarterback Bill Melzer, a Clinton-
ville, Wis. product.
   Things looked a little hopeless at
 this point, but the Badgers came
 roaring back at the opening of the
 second half when Don Shaffner re-
 covered a Wildcat fumble on the
 opening kick off. The Badgers moved
 15 yards in six plays with fullback
 Wayne Todd leaping across the goal
 line from one yard out. Tom Schinke
 added the extra point.
   The score remained 14-7 until the
 final period when another quick kick
 put the Badgers deep in their own ter-
 ritory. Northwestern then recovered a
 Wisconsin fumble, but they had to
 settle for a 24-yard field goal by
 Dick Emmerich as the Wisconsin de-
 fense stiffened.
   By now, the clock was working in
the Wildcats' favor. Nevertheless, the
Badgers were coming on strong. They
marched 67 yards in 13 plays with
Todd again scoring the touchdown,
this time on a nine-yard burst over
the left side of his own line. (Todd
was the leading Wisconsin runner
for the day, accumulating 96 yards
in 18 carries.)
   The Badgers got the ball again
with 2:46 remaining in the game but
they failed to move and North-
western held on for the victory.
   The next week it was Indiana's
homecoming when the Badgers
traveled to Bloomington on Nov. 4.
Wisconsin almost tarnished the
Hoosiers' perfect record as they were
pushing toward the Indiana goal
when the final gun went off to give
Indiana a 14-9 'win.
  The game was one which saw the
Badgers come on strong as Indiana
faded. The Hoosiers got on the score-
board first when their talented sopho-
more quarterback Harry Gonso
passed 15 yards to John Isenbarger.
Wisconsin came back with 38 sec-
onds left in the half to add three
points when Tom Schinke booted a
27-yard field goal.
                Wisconsin Alumnus


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