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by Vernon Finn Grinaker
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Chapter 4 -- The Depression Years

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1932-1933  | Football | M- Basketball | All Sports | Facilities |
Earl A. Moran, Basketball, Football 1930-1934
Carrol E. "Shorty" Malvey, Football, Basketball 1931-1934
Donald "Pat" Hilde, Basketball, Football 1930-1934

The 1932 football team established a 2 - 2 - 3 overall record and finished in fourth place in the MIAC at 1 - 1 - 3. Captain Figenshaw and Bob Fritz were named to the All-Conference team.

Starting lineup for the opening game was:
Hardean Bjerke LE Earl Moran QB
Ted Renne LT Eddie Dahl HB
Elmer Rostedt LG Bob Fritz HB
Paul Figenshaw C Ben Holter FB
Cornell Otteson RG Clifford Nick RE
Jack Johnson RT

The scores for that year were
Concordia 0 NDAC 6
Concordia 20 MSTC 6
Concordia 13 St. Olaf 0
Concordia 12 St. Thomas 18
Concordia 7 Macalester 7
Concordia 0 St. John's 0
Concordia 0 Gustavus 0

Nice weather for spring football allowed the team good practice conditions. Most of the time was spent on fundamentals. Along with the Rockne type of shift, Coach Cleve used the double
wing back shift and it seemed to work well. It enabled the offensive team to have a more deceptive attack and the opponents could not tell on which side of the line the play would come.(12)
 

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 1932-1933  | Football | M- Basketball | All Sports | Facilities |

The college faculty donated bleachers with a seating capacity of about 800 to the college for its football field. H.C. Nordlie suggested the idea of each member of the faculty donating $5 to the building fund. The bleachers were 160 feet long and had six rows. The additional seating increased the seating capacity to 1200 people and if the bleachers from the gymnasium were used, a crowd of 1800 could be accommodated.(11)
 

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1932-1933  | Football | M- Basketball | All Sports | Facilities |

The starting lineup for the 1932-1933 basketball team had Pat Hilde and Carroll Malvey at forwards, Eddie Dahl at center and Earl Moran and Hardean Bjerke at guards.

Season scores were:

Concordia 23 NDAC 39
Concordia St. Jame's College
Concordia 34 LaCrosse Teachers 47
Concordia 31 MSTC 25
Concordia 36 St. Thomas 41
Concordia 30 Macalester 37
Concordia 49 Jamestown 35
Concordia 27 MSTC 28
Concordia 34 MSTC 33
Concordia 36 Hamline 41
Concordia 33 St. John's 36
Concordia 32 Hamline 36
Concordia 24 Gustavus 25
Concordia 40 Augsburg 37
Concordia 36 St. Thomas 34
Concordia 31 Macalester 29

The team finished with a 5 - 8 overall record, 3 - 6 in the MIAC.

Chapter 4

1. Bogstad, Concordia College Through 50 Years, p. 177.
2. Concordian, January 20, 1922.
3. Concordian, January 19, 1923.
4. Concordian, March 13, 1931.
5. Concordian, November 6, 1931.
6. Concordian, November 20, 1931.
7. 1932 Cobber, p. 211-213.
8. Concordian, April 15, 1932.
9. Concordian, April 29, 1932.
10. Concordian, May 13, 1932.
11. Concordian, Nov. 4, 1932.
12. Concordian, May 6, 1933.
13. Concordian, Nov. 10, 1933.
14. Concordian, May 11, 1934.
15. Concordian, June 4, 1934.
16. Concordian, November 10, 1934.
17. Concordian, May 16, 1936.
18. Concordian, May 22, 1936.
19. Concordian, October 9, 1936.
20. Concordian, October 31, 1936.
21. Concordian, December 16, 1936.
22. Concordian, May 7, 1937.
23. Concordian, September 21, 1939.
24. Concordian, February 15, 1940.
25. Concordian, February 9, 1940.

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