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May 16, 1960
BASKETBALL—GEORGE SMITH, who rode to coaching prominence at U. of Cincinnati on Oscar Robertson's marvelous skills, will henceforth do his masterminding from athletic director's chair. Smith moved up to replace M. Charles Mileham (raised to assistant to Vice-President Ralph C. Bursiek), was in turn succeeded by his assistant, Ed Jucker, 42, who will assume almost impossible task of finding another Robertson.
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May 16, 1960

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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USC, over California, 80-51, for 91st straight dual meet victory, Los Angeles.

WRESTLING—DICK WILSON, 25-year-old Toledo U. senior who won 114.5-pound freestyle title week earlier, added Greco-Roman crown in Olympic trials at Ames, Iowa. Other winners: Larry Lauchle, Pittsburgh, 125.5 pounds; Lee Allen, Portland, Ore., 136.5 pounds; Ben Northrup, San Francisco, 147.5 pounds; Jack Grubbs, St. Louis, 160.5 pounds; Rudy Williams, Romulus, Mich., 174 pounds; Howard George, Watertown, N.Y., 191 pounds; Dale Lewis, Milwaukee, heavyweight.

MILEPOSTS DIED: VERN BICKFORD, 39, briefly starred Boston (later Milwaukee) Braves pitcher from 1948 until arm trouble ended career in 1954; of cancer, at Richmond, Va. Bickford won 66, lost 57, had his greatest season in 1950 when he pitched 312 innings, won 19 games, hurled no-hitter against then Brooklyn Dodgers.

DIED: JOHN REED KILPATRICK, 70, bluff, extroverted Yaleman, two-time (1909-1910) All-America end, soldier, builder, sportsman; of cancer, in New York. Kilpatrick became president of deficit-ridden Madison Square Garden in 1933, soon had it booming, in 1955 moved up to chairman of board to make way for James Norris. He also was president of N.Y. Rangers.

DIED: BILLY SHERIDAN, 70ish, longtime (40 years) wrestling coach at Lehigh, where his grapplers compiled 223-83-7 record in dual meets, won 13 Eastern team titles, five national and 59 Eastern individual championships; of leukemia, at Bethlehem, Pa.

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