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THE MAROON "For a Greater Loyola ESTABLISHED 1923 V0L.76 NO. 18 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1998 Days Gone By By TOMMY SANTORA Sports Editor The year was 1926. Loyola University's football SQUAD WENT UNDEFEATED. The 'Pack's running back Bucky "The Dixie Flyer" Moore rushed for more YARDS IN NINE GAMES THAN Red Grange did in 10. Thirteen years later, the RUSHING STOPPED. Loyola finished its 1939 football season 5-5. In response to the decline of the program, the Rev. Percy Roy, S.J., university president in 1939, issued a statement effectively killing the program. "The larger sums of money that have been spent annually on football can be augmented in the future and spent on the university's educational expansion with very great intelligence and physical benefits to the students and with greatly increased social service to the public." Loyola was losing $20,000 a year on the football program. What is now Bobet and Buddig Halls was then a lighted doubledecked football stadium with space for 16,000 spectators. Former Loyola running back Freddy "Boogie" Dykes, a 1941 graduate, remembers the days when Loyola's athletes played on athletic scholarships. "We had to play basketball in order to keep our football scholarships," he said. "We didn't know much about basketball. Those days, players went in and shot the ball underhand. Overhand shooting was considered showboating." Dykes said he supports the return of scholarships. "Most people today can't afford college. Scholarships are absolutely needed," he said. "Athletics is the backbone of school spirit." Loyola began to focus more on basketball after the death of the football program. "You were maybe looking at funding a team of 10 people with the gym already there," Dykes said. "During World War 11, basketball was big. We filled that gym. There was nothing else to do." Basketball player and 1942 graduate John Altobello said Loyola shifted its focus on sports because of economics. "When you win, you draw," Altobello said. "Basketball was a sport that you didn't lose money in." Quarterback Danny Lyons, a 1939 A Loyola football squad from the 1930s observes the game from the best seat in the house — the bench. A doubledecked stadium with a 16,000 capacity looms in the background. The football team went 88-70-11 in its 18 years of existence. The members of the team received athletic scholarships, which required each of them to play basketball after the football season was over. Courtesy of UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES Former Loyola running back Freddy "Boogie" Dykes was on the team when football ended due to a shortage of funds. Dykes ran for three touchdowns to highlight a win over Spring Hill in 1939. Staff photo by TOMMY SANTORA Changing A&S takes time, retreat, Swansbrough says By MICHAEL GIUSTI News Editor Changing the course of a university is much like changing the course of a supertanker. You must make a plan and chart a path. Only then can you wait for the gradual change to set in, said Robert Swansbrough, candidate for arts and sciences dean. In his meeting with students Tuesday afternoon, Swansbrough, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, stressed understanding the community before trying to change it. He said Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences needs changes. "I think the College of Arts and Sciences has kind of lagged behind what I have seen in terms of plans and [what I've] heard of what the business school is doing and what the law school is doing," he said. "There, my big concern is we will have to play catch-up." He said the biggest challenge for a dean coming into any situation is to provide the leadership and the direction necessary to form a strategic plan. Swansbrough said one way to gain Swansbrough talks with A&S faculty and staff during his campus visit Tuesday. A&S dean candidate profiles, See Pg. 3 Staff photo by CELESTE MARSHALL Knipfing fires BSU e-board after alleged fight at meeting By TOMMY SANTORA and ELIZABETH STUART Staff writers The Black Student Union executive board was fired following an altercation at an executive board meeting in the BSU office, according to Nathan Woods, former BSU president and communications senior. The altercation occurred two weeks ago. According to Woods, there was a heated argument between Ryan Holmes, music education sophomore, and Veronica Marrero, communications freshman. But accusations that Holmes struck Marrero are false, Woods said. Because of the internal problems, BSU met Wednesday afternoon to discuss solutions and the future of the organization. See FOOTBALL, Pg 4 See BSU, Pg. 5 See DEAN, Pg. 3 | Faculty members have mixed L« reactions to technology. ■rXjetifi Women get snubbed from GCAC tournament. Music professors join ■ to record CD. Page NO MAROON The Maroon will not appear next week because of mid-term exams. We will resume publication on March 20.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 76 No. 18|
|Publisher||Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)|
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