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7 Mar 2014
8 Mar 2014
Oregon sports history
Dec. 16, 1960
Norm Monroe, a 6-1 sophomore transfer from Clark Junior College, becomes the first black to play basketball for Oregon State College coach Slats Gill.
Monroe enters a game against Arizona State with 8:40 remaining in the first half and scores one point.
The occasion merits one line at the end of the game story in the daily paper.
OSC wins 65-54, with Terry Baker, who had said he would skip the basketball season, making a surprise appearance but looking rusty, as he scores just two points.
In other sports news:
Penn State is a 10-point favorite over Oregon in the Liberty Bowl Wayne Petersen scores 14 points and Dave Kafoury has 13 to lead the Cleveland High Tribe over Lincoln 44-39 in PIL baskeball .. and "Tough" Tony Borne battles Shaq Thomas at Portland Armory, with each grappler winning a fall before the third fall is halted short of a decision.