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by ALAN MAZZEI In The Maze SUBSCRIBE SEE "0" TO at the AND READ THE POLKA DOT AQUINAS 800 Mulberry St. -Scranton- Young Men Over 21 Years of Age Po. Liquor Control Board Card Required O'Toole's & Andres -WANTED - Page 11 For the past six years, the University of Scranton's participation in majorsport athletic competition has occurred exclusively on the basketball court. Without football in the fall and squash in the spring, our sports program has lived and died with basketball. The living has not been easy. In the first five seasons of this decade, our basketball teams performed to the larghetto tempo of 54 wins and 70 defeats. That ruth season proved particularly disheartening because it was to have been the tap-off to a new era of basketball power not known in Scranton since the 1930's. The reasons for such hope lay in the head of one man and in the body of another. The head belonged to new coach Nat Volpe; the body belonged to new player Rhett Jenkins. Together, they would surely produce instant success. Like a 10-14 record. Wait until last year. Now, the head owned four bright, bouncy bodies to combine with the remaining beautiful body. From the combination of those five bodies, there emerged an honest-to-goodness team, fully equipped to produce instant success. Like a 17-6 record. That was the tap-off. Enroute to that excellent record, the Royals displayed an exciting, fast-breaking offense. As expected, Jenkins, the lone senior on the team, led our scorers throughout the season. Not quite as expected was the support offered by a quartet of juniors, namely, Charlie vVitaconis, Bobby Moylan, Bob McGrath, and Dennis Melofchik. Today, the members of the quartet are a year older and wiser. They will comprise the nucleus of the new 1967 Royals. Before the inaugural contest in December, they must welcome a new member and thus become a harmonious quintet. Maestro Nat Volpe will begin formal organization of the quintet on October 15. Immediately, Coach Volpe will face a difficult task: that of trying to replace the graduated Jenkins, the fourth-leading scorer in University history and a marvelous all-around athlete. In a telephone interview earlier this month, Volpe discussed in detail the void left by Jenkins' departure. "Rhett is definitely the most difficult man to replace from last year's ball club. He was a great shooter and he did a good job off the boards. He could score all the points from all over the floor. I cannnot say that any individual from either last year's varsity or freshman team will replace him. However, with four returning veterans, I feel that they will be able to take up the slack. We have no individual to replace Rhett but the four returnees as a unit, can bring along the new fifth man. We have lost one indiVidual'but I e:l.1>ect team play to overcome that loss." Whe.n Vo!pe was asked to name possible candidates for the fifth spot in the sta~g lineup, he named three big men, six-foot, four-inch junior Ed Moroz, SIx-three sophomore Jerry Gibbons, and six-seven sophomore Dave Clauser. Of course, none of these boys will move uninterrupted into a start~ g berth. Volpe expects strong opposition from senior Tim Foley, juniors Jun Loughney and John Scott, and at least half-a-dozen sophomores, including Bob Germann, Gary Green, Fred Parise, Dan Mullin Bob Felix and Bob Steinberg. Volpe labelled Steinberg, a transfer studen~ from the University of M~land, as "a sleeper ... He can be valuable coming off the bench." . ThIS season, the Ro.yals will play their home games in a brand new gymnaSlUm, on an even bIgger playing area than the spacious Catholic Youth ~enter. ~V~th.this. in mind, Coach Volpe, a tireless, almost slave-driving phy: ICal ~onditIomng mstructor, will have his team running and performing calI: theu:s long before. October 15. Each day for three weeks prior to the initiat~ on or formal pracuce, every Royal will exercise himself into shape. In additlO~, three. days of each w.eek will be spent in intensive classroom sessions, durmg w~ch blackboard diagrams and discussions of defensive and offensive patterns will prepare every Royal for regular season play. "When we re-port for practice on October 15 we shall be able to run and to think a fortyminute game," said Coach Volpe, "or else." The varsity schedule this year will include 15 Middle Atlantic Conference games among the 22 total contests. Temple University and Delaware Valley College have been replaced on the schedule by Philadelphia Textile and Lo _ ola College of Baltimore.· y Bessoi:' will be on a part-time basis this year with combined duties at South Catholic High School. He will join the University athletic staff on a full-time basis next year. Bessoir, a native of Jersey City, N.J., has established himself as one of Scranton's all- time basketball greats. As captain of the squad during the 1954-55 season, he set the school's rebounding record, hauling down 43 against King's College in Wilkes-Barre. That same year, Bob joined the exclusive thousand-point club (the other members are Bill VVitaconis, Ed Kazakavich, Joe Fitt, Jim Dooley, and Rhett Jenkins) and also received the Les Dickman Award as the team's most valuable player. THE AQUINAS SIC Fine Point 25C Appointed To Coach's Job WATERMAN·SIC PEN CDRi'. MILFORD. CONN. Despite fiendish torture dynamic BiC Duo writes first time, every time! BIC'S rugged pair of stick pens wins again in unending war against ball-point skip, clog and smear. Despite horrible punishment by mad scientists, DIC still writes first time, every time. And no wonder. BIC'S "Dyamite" Ball is the hardest metal made, encased in a solid brass nose cone. Will not skip, clog or smear no matter what devilish abuse is devised for them by sadistic students. Get the dynamic HIC Duo at your campus store now. On August 13, 1967, the University of Scranton Athletic Department announced the appointment of Robert Bessoir as head baseball coach and freshman basketball coach. Bessoir succeeds Bob Dougherty as baseball coach and Larry Dick as Frosh basketball coach. Bessoir Is better 10% to serve you SPORT COATS AND SUITS $19.95 to $49.95 Only young menI s specialty shop in th~ city ••• newly remodeled Discount on all Nationally Advertised Brands UNIVERSITY STUDENTS -ONLY-ARmin's Phys. Ed. Bu ilding Almost Completed September 20, 1967 The latest addition to the ever-expanding building boom of the University of Scranton is the nearly-completed $1,789,000 Physical Education Plant, located at Linden Street and Catlin Court. The building is being erected on land acquired from the Scranton Redevelopment Authority. Funds were supplied by a $592,110 Higher Education Facilities Act grant and a $1,206,660 university sontribution. A federal loan of $815,000 took care of some of the university funds. The plant consists of a three-level building with one full-size ground level and two lower levels, all with separate entrances and all following the natural slope of the Linden Street hill. The new facility will enable the University to inaugurate a new academic program in physical education and to add greater emphasis to intramural athletics. A large entrance foyer on Linden Street will be completely ultra-modern, providing space for student registrations, assembly of classes, and group meetings. The main floor, or gymnasium, will measure 163 feet long by 140 feet wide. Mercury vapor, fluorescent, and incandescent lighting systems are being installed. The movable bleacher seats will seat 4,500 people. The main floor will also provide three smaller courts for intramural bastekball and instructional classes. In addition, the main floor will be large enough to accommodate student assemblies and rainyday graduation exercises. The remaining ground floor area will contain cloak and service rooms, storage, toilets, administration offices, circulation, stairs, mechanical rooms, and instruction equipment storage. The first lower level, with entrance on the southeast side of the building, will contain locker rooms, shower room and toilet facilities for students and faculty, seminar and conference rooms, wrestling instructional class room, waiting room and lounge, faculty offices, laundry, storage, janitor, stairs, and circulations. The second lower level, with entrance on the Ridge Row side, will con t a i n weight-lifting instruction rooms, physiotherapy facilities, storages, mechanical rooms, electrical rooms, stairs, and circulations. The magnificent complex will include six large rooms for home and visiting teams, facuity offices, conference quarters, and specially equipped rooms for gymnasts, wrestlers, weightlifters, baseball players, cross-country runners, and golfers. Throughout the building are located some 2000 lockers of assorted sizes for use by the student body. Purchase of a locker will guarantee the availability of the generous physical education facilities. For the necessary sake of cleanliness and comfort, there will be available more than 200 showers and whirlpool baths, as well as a sun room and health room for sauna baths. Originally planned for completion in January, 1968, the physical education center is running several weeks ahead of schedule. Hopefully, the building will be ready for basketball occupancy somewhat before the opening of the court campaign in Decem-ber.
|Title||The Aquinas 1967-09-20|
|Description||Issue of the University of Scranton student newspaper, The Aquinas.|
|Volume and Issue||Vol. 40, No. 1|
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|Publisher||The University of Scranton|
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