Sport: West Under East

"Now it's obvious that a college basket-ball team has no more place in a professional sports arena like Madison Square Garden than a Jew in Hitler's bathtub." Despite this caustic comment by the Nation's occasional sportswriter, "Left Wing," 18,000 spectators sardined into Garden seats to watch New York University play Purdue.

N. Y. U. had won 40 of its last 41 contests, earned a mythical No. i rating in the East. Fortnight ago it throttled. 41-to-26, the University of California, which by next week will have junketed 6,000 miles to display its talent. Purdue...

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