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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 54, Number 3 (Nov. 1952)

Lentz, Art
On Wisconsin in sports,   pp. 18-19


Page 19


   The Big Ten record books held the
 former mark at 88 yards as kicked by
 Dwight Eddleman of Illinois against
 Iowa in 1948. The NCAA record book
 briefly states that the best punt was one
 by Dick Crayne of Iowa for 102 yards
 against Indiana in 1934.
   A close check of newspaper play-by-
play accounts of that 1934 game show
that Iowa had the ball on its own two-
yard line when Crayne kicked. The big
Hawkeye, kicking from his end zone,
booted the ball out of bounds on the
Indiana 5. Since kicks are measured
from line of scrimmage to point of
down, Crayne's kick then should be
recorded as 93 yards.
   The 102-yards credited to Crayne
were figured from point of kick to point
of down. By this same token of meas-
urement, one would have to credit
O'Brien with 106 yards, since he stood
10 yards back from the scrimmage line,
just barely missing the goal posts with
his shoulder.
  The Encyclopedia of Sports edited
by Frank G. Menke reports a 110 yard
kick (with roll) after 78 yard flight in
air) to George Flavin, a Georgetown
halfback, in a 1921 game with Holy
Cross. This was obviously measured
from foot to finish.
  On this basis, O'Brien's kick is the
second best in the world, although offi-
cially it is the longest, when measured
from scrimmage line. What makes the
feat all the more remarkable was that
O'Brien was making his debut as a col-
legiate punter in the Iowa game.
   When Wisconsin lost a dual cross
 country meet 23-33 to Iowa on Oct.
 18, it marked the first defeat for the
 Badger harriers after 19 straight vic-
 tories, dating back to 1947.
   The Badger basketball games again
will be broadcast home and away by the
University athletic department. About
35 to 40 Wisconsin stations plan to
pickup the broadcasts which originate
over the state FM network.
                W
Basketball Is No. 1
Intramural Sport
   BASKETBALL is the No. 1 sport
at the University of Wisconsin accord-
ing to intramural participation figures
compiled by Prof. A. L. Masley, direc-
tor of the UW Physical Education for
Men intramural program.
  During the last school year, 1,782
students participated in intramural bas-
ketball on 147 teams. Softball was sec-
ond in popularity, with 1,651 players
on 107 teams, and football next with
1,294 players on 75 teams.
  Altogether 3,618 of the more than
9,000 male students participated in the
intramural program w h i c h included
nine sports for fraternity teams, five
for Residence Halls teams, and four for
independent teams.
  There were between 30 and 41 teams
in the nine fraternity sports-football,
volleyball, basketball, bowling, water
A WELL-BALANCED Badger basketball squad will include the able services of
Dick Cable, who
played regularly as a freshman last year. He's shown above scoring in one
of last year's
conference games.
NOVEMBER, 1952
polo, badminton, softball, tennis, and
golf-with volleyball and basketball
leading with 41 teams in each.
   In the five Residence Halls sports-
 football, volleyball, basketball, bowling,
 and  softball-there were 31    to 36
 teams, with a basketball lead of 36.
   In the four independent sports-vol-
 leyball, basketball, bowling, and soft-
 ball-the number of teams varied from
 19 to 70, with basketball again on top.
 Scholarships Earned
 By Student-Athletes
   OUTSTANDING WORK in the
 class room as well as in the field of
 sports has brought six special Univer-
 sity scholarships to as many mainstays
 of Badger grid and basketball teams.
   To Burton Hable of Bloomer went
a particularly high honor this summer
when he was chosen as the recipient of
the first Frank 0. Holt Memorial Schol-
arship of $300. Hable, a junior in the
UW School of Education who hopes to
become a teacher of history in a Wis-
consin high school, rang up an almost
perfect academic record during his first
three years at the University. This fall
he has been playing first string safety-
man in the defense football lineup. He
is from Bloomer.
   The Holt Scholarship Fund was es-
tablished in'1949 with an initial gift
of $1,000 from the Holt family, and
since that time friends and alumni have
contributed steadily to the fund until
its income is now sufficient to make the
first scholarship available.
. Four other football players-John T.
Dixon of Wisconsin Dells, Wendall 0.
Gulseth of Madison, Robert A. Ken-
nedy of Rhinelander, and Kenton A.
Peters of Glen Ellyn, Ill.-have re-
ceived David Nathan Schreiner Memo-
rial Scholarship awards of $150 each
for the 1952-53 school year. This is
the first year that income from the trust
fund established in honor of David
Schreiner, All-American end' in 1942
who was killed during World War II,
has been sufficient to grant four awards.
Scholarships have been awarded since
1947.
  Charles J. Siefert of Madison, an
outstanding student in the School of
Commerce and veteran guard on the
Badger basketball team, has received the
Harlan B. Rogers scholarship award of
$165, annually awarded to Wisconsin
athletes who are young men of good
moral character, of good standing as
scholars, and who show ability as lead-
ers. Siefert has had a 2.54 grade point
average.
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