The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 01, 1951, Page PAGE 3, Image 3

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Thursday, February T, 1951
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Nebraska's Basketball Corn
huskers must either climb into
third place in the Big Seven
Standings or drop into the cel
lar as they travel to Ames for a
repeat performance with the Iowa
State Cyclones this Friday.
A Nebraska win over the
thus-far impotent Cyclones will
give the Scarlet a 2-2 record in
the league standings and boost
them from sixth into a tie for
third with Missouri. On the
ether hand, if the Cyclones use
their home court to advantage
and hand the Huskers their
third loss of the conference sea
son, the NU 1-3 record would
not match the Cyclone 2-5 record
and thus would drop into the
league cellar.
Try to Repeat .
Coach Harry Good's lads will
try to duplicate their 51-49 win
over the Cyclones that resulted
from their first meeting on the
Husker floor earlier in the year.
In that game Nebraska came
from a ten-point half-time de
ficit to nose out the Iowans in
the closing moments.
The Husker five may have to
do better this outing. The Ames
cour has proved to be a road
block for more than one club.
The Cyclones defeated a good
Oklahoma team there by a 48-44
score early in January.
The Nebraskans well remember
last year's engagement in Ames.
The "power-laden Nebraska co
champions were forced into an
overtime period before the Cy
clones were subdued, 56-54.
Three Skycrapers
Chief worry for the Huskers
31 Gridders
in Letters
Thirty-one University of Ne
braska fooball players won let
ters in the 1950 season, Coach
Bill Glassford announced.
Fourteen of the group gradu
ated. Seventeen have more com
petition but four of the return
ing veterans may be called to
Tom Harper, Omaha, goes into
service in June. Nick Adduci,
Chicago: Ron Clark, Ravenna
and Frank Simon, Eurchard, are
classified m 1-A. They are not
in the ROTC units which means
they oouJd be called before the
Taxi season starts.
The seventeen lettermen with
their military classification:
Nick Adduci, Chicago, 1A; Don
Boll, Scribner, ID; Carl Brasee,
Omaha, ID; Ron Clark. Raven
na. 1A; Richard Coll, Tekamah,
1A; Wayne Handsby, Hollywood,
Calif., ID; Tom Harper. Omaha,
1A; Ed Husmann. Ogallala,
Naval Reserve; Bob Mullen, Con
nellsville. Pa., 4A; George Pay
rich, Des Plaines, 111, 4A;
George Prochaska, Ulysses, ID;
Dick Regier, San Luis Obispo,
Calif. ID; Bob Reynolds. Grand
Island. ID; Verl Scotl, Mitchell,
ID; Frank S.mon, Burchard,
1A; Tony "Winey, Shelton, ID;
Bill Wingender, Omaha, ID.
The fourteen lettermen lost by
graduaton are Burt Bauer, Shu
bert, Don Bloom, Omaha; Jack
Carroll, McCook; Gerald Fergus
on, Scottsbluff; Dick Goeglein,
Linooln: Rex Hoy, Lincoln; Bill
Maxe, Brainerd, Minn.; Joe Mc
.GiU, Omaha; Bill Mueller, Oma
ha; Fran Nagle, West Lynn,
Mass.; Herb Reese, Omaha; Walt
Spellman, Omaha; Don Stras
heim, Kimball; Charles Toogood,
North Platte.
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will be three stringbean Iowans,
Jim Stange, 6 foot, 7 inches; Gay
Anderson and Sy Wilhelmi, both
6 foot, 5 inches tall. Stange and
Wilhelmi were both big thorns in
the side of the Nebraska effort
in their first meeting in Lincoln.
Stange netted 16 points while
Wilhelmi garnered 13 in that bat
tle. Altogether this troublesome
trio has amassed 459 points this
season, which is better than 30
points per game.
Goach Good is planning no
change in his starting five which
includes Bernie Akromis and
Jim Snyder at the forwards. Bob
Pierce at center, and Jim Buch
anan and Joe Good at the guard
positions. He will not name his
traveling squad, however, un
til the team has completed its
Wednesday night workout
Sooners Play
Ten Ball Games
Oklahoma's baseball team will
play ten games at Norman this
coming season, including two
with Minnesota of the Big Ten,
Coach Jack Baer has announced.
Baer also said that Hank
Jones, the Sooners leading bats
man last year, may be scholasti
cally ineligible in 1951. Last year
Jones hit .349 to pace the Okla
homans. He also led in runs
batted in with 20, in hits with
30 and tied Shortstop Bob Steph
enson for the most extra base
hits with nine. Jones plays first
base, is a junior and hails from
Here is Oklahoma's 1951 sched
ule: March 2 W1 a Ttxu Christian. 1
Ml 22 (Til) at Baylor.
Uarrb 23. 24 F. Sati at Texas.
April I, 3 M, T) Mintwuot hrrr
April 13, 14 F, Sa( Kansas Slat
April 1$ 4M Oklahoma Agles lre.
April 1 W al Oklahoma Afrgri.
April 20. 21 F. Sn Missouri here.
May Tt at Oklntjonia A0e
May . W. Tin at Nebraska.
May 11. 12 F. Sail at Jtma Stale.
May 14. 15 ill. T at Colorado.
May I Sati Oklahoma Apfrj bere.
May 21. 23 M, T Kansas toe re.
Bic fiewa Confertwe frame.
Jack Gardner
Says 'No' to KS
Basketball Coach Jack Gard
ner of Kansas State college said
Tuesday that he would not con- !
athletic director, vacated by
Thurlo McCrady's resignation.
As mentor of the team which
is currently rated number seven
in the nation by the Associated
Press poll, Gardner faced a dif
ficult decision. The council asked
Gardner if he would take the di
rectorship and give up coaching.
In a statement to the council
Tuesday, Gardner gave his an
swer: "1 apprecite the confidence
of the council, but, after much
deliberation, I have decided to
remain in coaching."
Ag Men, Norris,
Cornhusker Win
Jack Llitteras potted five points
in the last minute and a half of
play to give Cornhusker Co-Op
a 26-23 win over Zeta Beta Tau
in their basketball game Tuesday
night. Until then the Zates had
led all the way with Arnie Stern
producing the baskets.
Stern topped the night's scor
ing with 31 while Hungerford
and Hefflefinger of the winning
Co-Op garnered seven apiece.
Unbeaten Norris House kept
Akromis Tops
Akromis was the big gun of the
Nebraska attack in that first
meeting between the two schools.
Bernie swished nine field goals
through the meshes to finish the
evening with 18 points. Buch
anan and Pierce, the two Hus
ker mainstays also were instru
mental in the ' Cyclone defeat.
Jim potted 15 counters and Bob
netted 11.
It will be the first contest for
the Huskers in almost three
weeks, the boys taking time out
from competition for final exam
inations. In their last outing the
Huskers took it on the chin from
the Colorado Buffs at Boulder
by a 51-45 score.
The Big Seven standings going
into the Husker-State fray are:
Kama. Stale 4 Iti
Kama 4 1 txt
MUwoarl t t II
Oklahoma, X 3 it
Cotorado I 3 13!
Nebraska 1 t 137
Ion Mate 1 a S8T
Standings for all games played
by the Big Seven schools to date
Kansas Stale 13 t l.Mit
Kuuu 11 3 Mi s?
Oklahoma im 7
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Coloraao 13 S63 M
From This Corner
Public Opinion
Commercialized Sports
SUM Sports Writer
The business of commercializ
ing aThletics during the last de
cade has been receiving much ad
verse criticism from most of the
sports writers and has arroused
the indignation of the public in
general. The substance of the
criticism and indignation can be
centered around the argument
that commercialized athletics is
substituting "all brawn and no
brain" as a main requisite for en
trance into colleges and univer
sities throughout the country.
According .to this argument,
colleges and universities are en
rolling and paying off a band of
"muscular baboons" for the pur
pose of winning games.
Not Necessarily
Of course, this argument can
be" torn to shreds on the grounds
that the athletes can be intellec-
tually matched against many
other students who exemplify
high scholastic achievement.
Therefore, to brand and catalog
the athletes as a lot character
ized by their lack of intelligence
is without justification.
However, public opinion per
sists and we have to reckon with
Therefore, let us assume that
commercialized athletics does
present a serious problem and as
such at must be done away with.
rolling along by crushing Delta
Sigma Pi by a 33-24 count. Al
Kramer was the big gun of the
Norris attack with 11 markers
while J. Babcock netted seven.
Creasman's four points was the
best showing of the losing Delta
Out Ag College way the big
game f the season thus far saw
Unbeaten Ag Men's Club "A"
dispose of powerful Ag Exten
sion Annex, The final score read
35-24 for the Ag Men and
stretched their win streak to four
No other cage games were
scheduled for Tuesday.
Hill Selected As
USC Mentor
Dr. Fred B. Fagg, Jr., Univer
sity of Southern California presi
dent, announced Tuesday that
their nationwide search for head
football coach had ended.
Jesse Hill, head track coach at
USC and one of the greatest all
around athletes in the school's
history was selected.
Among those considered for
the position were Paul Brown
of the Cleveland Browns, Ray El
liot, Illinois football mentor, and
Fritz Crisler, athletic director at
The job was vacated six weeks
ago by Jeff Cravath under al
umni pressure. Hill was engaged
for an "indefinite period," con
trary to the one year custom at
USC prior to Gravath's three
year contract.
Rifle Club to Meet
For Practice Shoot
Rifle club will meet from 4 to
6 p.m. Friday in the shooting
gallery of the Military and Naval
Science building.
The next two periods will be
practices! Rifle tournaments will
begin at the third meeting.
Everyone will shoot and keep his
own records.
To achieve this end, we must
find the source from where it
was put into motion and why.
Because the athlete is receiving
the most abuse from public op
inion, let us see whether or not
the shoe fits his foot.
Not the Athlete
Obviously, the athlete was not
in a position to exert the neces
sary pressure to start the ball
rolling. By vindicating the ath
lete, we must logically vindicate
the coaches, for they too did not
have the needed force.
If we elminate these two
groups, we isolate public opin
ion, which in the last analysis,
reflects the thinking of sports
writers, the alumni, spectators.
etc. At this group, the bell rings
loud and clear.
The public opinion served as
the force that pushed colleges
htowards commercializing their
athletics. Vhen local talent ran
dry and losses became the rule
rather than the exception, the
fly-by-night fans ranted and de
serted the cause.
To satisfy the victory-hungry
appetites and increase the gate
receipts, subsidation of athletes
was employed.
Spreads Fast
It had only to begin in a few
colleges in various sections and
then it spread lik a contagious
disease, involving every institu
tion of higher learning in the
country. Most of the schools fol
lowed along, while a few, like
Chicago university, dropped out
of competition.
To elminiate the apparent evil
as it now stands imposes a big
problem. It would appear that
in order to do so, the very na
ture of the spectators must
change from a hunger for vic
tories to a hunger for hard-fought
games, regardless of the outcome.
In any case, if the end of com
mercialized athletics is desire
able, then it is the burden of the
v?ry force that put it in motion
to make it extinct.
NEW RECORD .... Lee Alexander of Sigma
Epsilon streaks across the finish line ahead of
Hobe Jones of Alpha Tau Omega to establish
tisfier Timc
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Nebraska's indoor track crew,
after a surprisingly-easy 82-22
victory over Iowa State in last
Saturday's debut, entertain a
much tougher opponent this
weekend in the Buffaloes of Colo
rado. The meet will be held at the
indoor plant of Memorial Sta
dium Saturday night, with field
events scheduled to begin at 7
p. m. The track events will start
at 7:30
7:30 p. m.
The Huskers are admittedly
weax in me iwo-nuie ana snoi
put, only Soph Bob Krueger ex
pected to pick up points against
Colorado in the two-mile and the i
Nebraska trio of shot-putters
which include Lowell Nielson,
George P- haska, and Paul i
Grimm pre '.ng to be pressed
to place in event.
Coop,., and Kebl
Don Cooper, who soared to a
record-breaking 14'4!-2" in his
pet event, the pole vault, will
again limit his efforts to this
event in the Colorado dueL Col
laborating with Cooper in hopes
of bringing home a first and sec
ond this event will be Leonard
Kehl, who went 13"3" in the Iowa
State meet-
Lee Alexander will lead 60
yard dash men against the Buf
faloes. Alexander won this event
against the Cyclones 5n 6.4. He
will probably have to better this
time to win over Colorado's
Paso. Jacobs and Barehus will
also likely run in this event for
the Huskers.
Alexander will double in the
440 yard dash with Kehl and
Hobe Jones, ace middle-distance
threat who made bis varsity de
but last week with a 1:59.5 vic
tory in the 880 yard dash.
Jones will also run the 883
Saturday. Ken Jacobs and Dale
Schnackel are the other probable
starters in this event
The hurdles will be strength-
cned by the return of w endeli
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of 51.9 seconds for the 440-yard
the intramural track meet.
Tolman and Bruce Engel wCl
round out the Husker entries for
this event
Ken Jacobs will be out for an
other win in the mile run, but
will probably have to better hit
4:35.8 mark of last week to win.
Gene Yelkin and Jay Ziegler will
be pushing Jacobs all the way.
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