Cornell Net Picks I.U. to win

Cornell Net Picks I.U. to win

Blair Gullion, Visiting in City, Watches Practice

Bloomington Daily Telephone

March 27, 1940

If Blair Gullion, Cornell University’s highly successful basketball coach, were a gambling man, he would stake his chips on Indiana to win the national championship, from the University of Kansas Saturday night at Kansas City. At least that was the way he felt as he watched Branch McCracken’s boys workout Tuesday afternoon at the Fieldhouse.”That’s the best team that I’ve seen all year,” said Gullion, “and it’s hard to see how Kansas will be able to beat them. Even though I havn’t seen Kansas play, I would favor Indiana. The team is exceptionally well balanced, has plenty of speed and agressiveness, and it is the best defensive aggregation I’ve ever seen in the state of Indiana, where offense is usually the keynote.”Gullion, who visiting in Bloomington with his brother-in-law, Henry Pearson, superintendent of buildings and grounds at Indiana University, has just completed his second year at Cornell where he went after several successful years at the University of Tennessee, where Gilbert Huffman, a brother of Vernon and Marvin, is now staring. Gillion’s team won seven and lost five games in the Ivy League this year, and defeated Ohio State among others. Gullion foremerly coached at Earlham of Richmond.