was looking at an old Las Cruces Sun-News article dated 7 Feb 1941 .. the text follows .. BUT, what is interesting is the other article right next to it .. text is below:
Aggies Leave Today for Arizona Trip
Coaches Ju Johnston and Kermit Laabs left today with 10 New Mexico Aggies basketball squadmen for a three-game tour into Arizona. Tomorrow night the Aggies play Arizona State of Tempe at Tempe in a single game, then Monday and Tuesday nights the Aggies meet Flagstaff's Lumberjacks there.
Only one other Border Conference game is scheduled for this week-end, with New Mexico University playing Flagstaff a single game tomorrow night at Flagstaff.
Squard In Shape
Coach Johnston's traveling squad of 10 men is in good shape ready for the three-game invasion that should decide about where the Aggies will finish in the 1941 conference race.
A win over Tempe would boost the Aggies into third place ahead of the Bulldogs, while a clean sweep of the three games would put the Crimson quintet back in the contender class.
Takes Three Sophs
Three sophomores, James Cureton, Rex Dempsey and Earl Hathorne are making the trip.
Others on the squad are Angie Cunico, Leslie Fourde, Lea Gower, Chester Gibbs, Marvin Hoover, Otis Horton and Harold Vance.
After their return here Wednesday night, the Aggies can take it easy for nearly a week, for their next game will be against the Lobos of N. M. U., at Albuquerque, Feb. 18.
Next home games are with Tempe, Feb 20 and 21.
(the article next to it)
'Poor' Basketball Players Rest 69 Percent Of Games
Kansas City, Feb 7 (AP) -- Why pity the perspiring basketball player who rushes to and fro - actually he's resting 69 percent of the time.
Statistics kept by Tom Scott, coach of the Warrensburg, Mo., Teachers at the National Intercollegiate tournament last spring shown that the athlete is moving faster than a walk on 12 minutes, 59 seconds out the required 40 minutes to complete a game.
Scott's figures were compiled in the ever-present debate on the strenuonsity of the game since the elimination of the center jump increased the actual playing time and stepped up the action.
Even Scott was surprised to learn that the average athlete had more than 27 minutes to pat his hair in place or wave to that certain co-ed in section C.
The most active player in 15 different games served as a guinea pig. The most time any of them moved faster than a walk was 17 minutes, 25 seconds, the least 8 minutes and 48 seconds.
"Most spectators at a basketball game watch the ball rather than the individual," Scott said, "The ball moves with great rapidity and the spectator marvels at that ability of the players to keep going at such a clip."
"Ray Mitchell of the fast-breaking Tarkio, Mo., college five which won the 1940 National Intercollegiate title was very fast and appeared to be running all the time. He actually was out of a walk for a little more than 12 minutes in the game we timed him. That allowed him 28 minutes to walk or stand still."
Scott pointed out the minutes consumed in the time-out periods, at the free throw line or putting the ball back in play after an out-of-bounds were not charted. All are periods of relatively little action.
that is funny!