The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 20, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 17, 1966 Page: 5 of 6
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March 17. 1966
Russell Noll -- A Credit to McM
By TOMMY JORDAN points a game and scored 250 Star Conference Player of the
Russell Noll would bo the last Points durine thc year' Ycar award' Coach Kimbrc11 said-
pcrson in the world to expound Fate had a large part in de- "In setting the Conference scoring
on his basketball abilities. Per- termining where Russell would record Russell had to do this par-
haps it is this quality that makes attend college. If his uncle ticular thing with not only one
Resell the individual that he is. Oliver Bush had not been a long- boy trying to defense him. but
time associate of McMurry the wlln anywnere irom two to tnrce
big man from Colorado may never bovs on hlm- Wllh thii tvPc of
have come to Abilene to play ball defense ho was still able to set
Russell said "I looked over the all-time conference scoring
"Player of the Year" for the Lone other colleges who had offered lecord.
Star Conference and named to thc me a scholarship and I found that Coach
first team of the LSC basketball McMurry was the most friendly
A senior at McMurry College
and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rus-
sell S. Noll of Pueblo Colorado
Russell was recently named
school I had visited. I was
Kimbrell also added
"Russell is blessed with thc phy
sical strength and intelligence
m .i mcR-miwi i.-i..un pleased with Coach Kimbrell as
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season opened for the Indians
Russell one of the most talented
and prolific athletes to represent
Preston Vice ... I was pleased the bumps and hard knocks come
with the type of basketball play- his way. He is also blessed with
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S'averdyYwisredtneS ?f them inspired my career and competitive spirit which is typical
ri-i-ut.... ui t .u i can t tnanK mem ana my omer ui uu uuisiunuiny unuuius uu uht
his hopes of finishing his fourth
year with the Indians was ques-
tionable. One can quickly turn to Rus-
sell's past and understand why
ho was able to overcome the in-
juiy and pain that went with it to
teammates enough." the world. I have never seen
.. . . . Russell loose his composure of
Russell s sophomore year had to . -.
bc an encouraging one. He scored . '. . n ..
428 points and averaged 10.4 per
game. He continued breaking
records and adding to his basket-
has been at McMurry College.'
Russell will continue his phar
macy education at the University
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become the leading scorer of the .. J ' .. MnMrr rnii in iw iinu.
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Lone Star Conference in 19CG.
Although Russ began his bas-
Preston Vice in total points with ever if the opportunity arises
502 points and a 19.3 average. He Russell would like to play semi-
ketball career in junior high it WOs honorable mention All-Amcr- professional basketball. He said
was not until he was a sophomore iCa and co-captain of the team.
that his name began to appear in
the "records." As a sophomore
Russell averaged 14 points per
game and a total of 250 points.
As a junior he added another 3G0
noints and led his circuit with n
on ; .. w .. Games for an average
again high point man during his "oints Pcr gamc
senior year when he averaged 25
that basketball has been good to
litvi tin Vino nfirnot lile nnllrrtr
Russell completed his collegiate cducation and the game has
Murrell Gofer Lead
Tribe In '66 Season
Robert Dardon in action against East Texas State is a returning
lelterman and Captain of the tennis team.
Darden Heads Tennis Team
McMurry College has entered Matches that will be particul-
taught him how to get along with its third consecutive year in com- nr)y important to area tennis
people and has prepared him for petition with other schools in buffs wi be hcd whcn McMurry
the tasks he will face when he tennis. Last year's tennis coach mccts h-SU on April 4 and again
leaves college. He said "I hope Jim Henderson has been replac- on May n Tne Indjan wildcat
the hard knocks I have learned to ed by Ronnie Giles assistant to rernatci js 0 bc held on May 9
take while playing basketball Grant Teaff during the football
As for Russell earning the Lone will carry over in life and help season. KoDcrt uarcicn leaus me singles
mn nam a lfvinc for mv familv." Tl nmm nm nlnv.n. n t.nnw 'cam followed by Men ill Jlead-
This writer can think of no bet- -hedu.e this year with eighteen TlcSll w 11 pan off to form
ter tribute than the words Coach natc he. and 1 only three of these d WwJ pnn- ofMo form
Hershell Kimbrell uttered during J '" c. ZmZ while Bayouth and Headington
this interview. Kimbrell said Conference meet will be held in ' . ..
"Thn hnel r-nmnlimont T Mn n.iv ADlIenC at the fair fMK lenniS "'
to Russell is-I have a son myself Center May 13 and 14.
career with a final burst of 434
points for a 22.8 aveiage. In his
four years with the Indians Noll
has collected 1780 points in 98
for an average of 18 2
- . u.. -u :- u. t :j. .u ..:.. f and if he can become anywhere Tennis'
Kiuiieu i.u.u uiu.Bu.is w wut ..u . u..u uj near the Qf boy RusseU February with five players corn.
Tennis workouts began early in
back from Jayton and Joe the year. He has the desire and
Cofer defensive specialist from ability we are looking for."
Borgcr were elected Cap- Another move which Coach
tain and Co-Captain respectively Teaff said paid off was moving
at the conclusion of spring drills Tommv Burrus from
last week. Murrell sat out the nnrl n nffonsivn tnrkln. r.nach Good luck Russell Noll!
1905 campaign last ycar with in- Teaff said "Tommy took to thc
juries while Cofer manned a de- j0D vvith a lot of desire and ag
I would be
And from the desk
defensive Sports Editor one last
fensive conner-back slot on the gressiveness and could make one i
Headhunting unit. of our better tackles."
The spring drills were climaxed joe Cofer the newly elected
with an intra-squad game on Co-Captain for the Warriors was
Thursday which saw the White moved to middle linebacker to fill
score a 24-0 victory over the the big gap left by the absence of !
Maroon. This final session cut Carlos Mainord defensive stand-
short the allotted time for spring out for the McMurryites last year. '
wotkouts and Coach Grant Teaff in watching Cofer perform at the
said "We cut out the last seven middlelinebacker slot Coach '
days of training because the boys Teaff said "The coaching staff
looked so good to the coaching was very pleased in what they
siuii uiui we uui'iuuu iu uivc uil-im saw uoier ao. it iooks iiKe ne
a little extra vacation." will fill Mainord's shoes very ade-
The Indian mentor stressed of- quately."
fensive because most of the de- The Tribe will be going after
fensive specialist were involved a power-packed offense when
in the track season. they take up the gridiron wars
"We were pretty well satisfied this fall. The presence of Gene
with some of the moves we made. Murrell at fullback and Mike
Offensively wo put Mike Cope- Copeland present a formidable Gen0 Murrell fullback from
land at fullback where he showed one-two punch at that slot. Jayton will head the Tribe as
up very well he has a long way Other players who showed up Captain in '66 grid season.
to go at that position but I am well this spring were: Roger
impressed with his work." Cope- Stansbury at split end: Chester
land showed great power during Dougherty at tight end; Gary Pit-
the scrimmage and signaled that tard at wingback; "Tally" Wind-
he will be going all out for the ham at defensive end and Gordon
Indians in the fall. Hubcnak at offensive center.
"Sidney McCowan who was in Defensively John Bently and
school this fall but did not par- King Graham showed improve-
ticipate in football and will be ment and had a very fine spring
classified as a freshman next fall training session.
very pleased and ing out for thc team. Robert
Darden a senior and thc elected
f Captain of thc team returns as
me an uugusi punu in 111c iiiuui
attack. Rounding out thc team
is "Nordic" Bayouth Bo Merrill
Jim Heathington and Danny
Pitzer. Darden Baymouth and
1 Merrill are returnees from last
year's team which won third in
1 the Lone Star Conference.
With the exception of Heathing-
ton Coach Ronnie Giles said
' "We have quite n bit of experi-
ence returning from last ycar"
McM has already met thc Abi
lene Christian squad and suffered
a 0-0 setback. The East Texas
State Lions visited the campus
this week-end and provided thc
I Indians with another disappoint-
ing showing to the tunc of G-0.
McMurry met the Cowboys from
Hardin-Simmons this past Mon-
day and were the loscis in a
match that wound up G-0.
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The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 20, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 17, 1966, newspaper, March 17, 1966; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth104007/m1/5/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.