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Monday, March 19, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Daily Nebrasfcan All-Tourney Team
FIRST TEAM PO S SECOND TEAM
Don Muenster Benson F Rod Bunger Hildreth
Bob Mackie Tech F Frank Trouba Holy Name
Marvin Nelson Holdrege C Doyle Fyfe David City
Norman Coufal David City G Gary Heinzle North Platte
John Neff Fremont G Sam Bell Chester
HONORABLE MENTION: Leonard Thomas Plain view; Ron Donahue
and Ben Thompson Fremont; Ron Smith Benson; Morgan Wells Axtell;
Glenn Brestel Dalton; Warren Price Wayne; Ned Eckman and Chuck Jensen
Closest Cage Tourney
Upsets Galore Spice
The 1951 basketball tourna
ment Is over.
So University students can go
back to their classes, their activ
ities, and their meeting places
without fear of being completely
annihilated by the prepsters.
The general caliber of high
school basketball was of a some
what lower caliber this year, ac
cording to the opinion of sports
Writers and the public.
There was no completely invin
cible team operating this year as
Most interesting experiment on
KU's early spring football card
will be trial of Aubrey Linville,
Salina co-captain-elect, at offen
A two-lettered end in his first
two seasons with the Jayhawks,
the lean speedster moved into
prominence late last year at de
fensive safety. He started the final
three games a tthis post turning
an auspicious debut against Okla
homa when he hung up 24 tackle
assists plus on singleton and a
pass interception in the furious
13-33 loss to the Sooners here.
Now with a capable crop of
ends upcoming and a shortage of
backs, Bossman J. V. Sikes hopes
to strengthen his squad by re
casting Linville. The deft wing
man always has been a swift,
slashing runner as a pass catcher
and Sikes hopes that he can im
prove enough on those qualities
to plug the thin secondary ranks.
Of course, he will continue at
Playing behind Bill Schaake,
the Hawkers' other co-captain
for 1951, Linville flagged four
passes last season for 104 yards.
Playing more frequently on at
tack as a sophomore in 1949, he
nailed 17 tosses for 276 yards,
good enought for sixth among the
Big Seven receivers, while scor
ing two touchdowns. -
He also will act as the corner
stone in a revamping of the Jay
hawks' secondary defense, which
was a sore spot through most of
1950. Center Merlin Gish, who led
the club with 81 assists and 36
unassisted tackles last season, is
returning at defensive center, and
also figures to hold his job. Hal
Cleavinger, Manhattan junior,
will be back at right half and is
expected to improve on a credit
able sophomore performance.
Two Regulars Gone
Two other defensive backfield
regulars, Linebacker Bill Mace,
and Halfback Fox Cashell, are
gone, the latter having enlisted
in the Marines. Galon Fiss, John
son fullback, and Jack Luschen,
Mission guard, saw considerable
action as linebackers last season,
and also are in the picture. John
Konek, rugged California, Pa.,
product, and the top all-around
back off last year's freshman
club, figures prominently in de
fensive plans also.
Sikes, and his expanded staff,
will greet a herd of 77 candidates
in Monday's opening practice.
Signing of Dan Edwards,
former Georgia ail-American,
brings the Jayhawker coaching
corps to eleven men this spring.
Edwards, an All-Pro selection last
season with the New York
Yankees, played under Sikes
when the latter was tutoring
wings at Athens. He and Dick
Tomlinson, former Hawker all
league guard and a professional
with Pittsburgh last season, plus
John Amberg ana jvwce Mcuorm
ach, last year's co-captains, wiU
serve only through the spring.
Sikes' regular staff includes
Pop Warner, line coach; Cliff
Kimsey, backfield coach; Wayne
Replogle, end coach; Don Fam
brough, assistant coach; Dean
Nesmith, trainer; Mike Getto, as
sistant coach; Hub Ulrich, assist
ant, and Otto Schnellbacher, as
sistant Getto and Schnellbacher
are part-time aides, the former
serving only in the Fall. Ulrich
doubles as head baseball coach
and thus will not be available for
Ballots for the All-Intramural
basketball teams are still com
ing in. Twenty-eight have been
received to date.
The deadline for the votes has
been extended to Thursday of
this week because of the delay
of the All-University champion
ship game caused by the Phi Del
ta Theta protest
All members of all teams are
urged to get their votes in as
soon as possible. To make the
All-Star selections meaningful all
85 teams should select their all
opponent teams and send them
in. It is hoped, however, that at
least 75 team ballots will have
been received by Thursday.
Send your ballots immediate
ly or call your votes in to the
Sports Desk of the Daily Ne-braskan.
has been true of the Grand Is
land and Northeast crews of a
few seasons back.
But the competition was .much
keener and more closely contested
if seasonal records mean any
thing. And this probably made
up for the lack of any unde
Upsets, Upsets, Upsets
Upsets have been the feature of
the entire cage campaign. They
started during regular season
play, continued to pick up speed
in the regional contests, and came
to a zooming climax in the state
Millard was the only favorite
to come through with one of the
four titles. And its team had to go
all out to squelch a determined
Axtell crew by a 42-37 count for
the Class D crown.
The Class A monarch, Fremont,
continued to improved as the sea
son advanced. And the Tiger
reached their peak at state tour
ney time. They employed a blaz
ing fast break and a very ef
fective stall to win their crown.
David City Surprises.
The Class B champs, David
City, were not given a fighting
chance when the state carnival
began. But the Scouts complete
ly upset the dope-bucket by
knocking off favorites Omaha
Holy Name and Lincoln Teach
ers. They beat Wayne 60-55 for
the B trophy.
Hildreth made its move up to
Class C a successful one by tak
ing that league title away. The
Greyhounds defeated Chappell
in the final, 59-43.
A few of the amazing upsets in
the tourney were Newman
Grove's conquest of St. Joseph's
of Atkinson, the Holdrege vic
tory over highly favored Pawnee
City, . Lincoln High beating North
Platte in the opening round, and
Fremont's win in the finals over
Phi Delt Protest Upheld; .
Title Game Replay Ordered
Maybe Sigma Phi Epsilon is
the 1951 I-M fraternity "A" bas
ketball champion and maybe it
isn't. The trophy was taken back
from the Big Eps Friday and a
replay of .their .championship
game with Phi Delta Theta has
The Sig Eps downed the Phi
Delta in a startling upset 38-36 a
week ago to cop the coveted tro
phy and title, but the defeat
didn't satisfy the Phil Delts. A
Phil Delt protest was received
and honored by the I-M Depart
ment the next day and after sev
eral hours deliberation a replay
of the final game was ordered.
The Phi Delt protest centered
on a field-goal that was counted
for the Sig Eps in the first quar
ter. Sig Ep center Dave Brandon
was in the process of shooting
as the buzzer sounded ending the
first canto and the referee ruled
is as good. The rule concerning
that episode was believed to state
that if a shot was in the process
of being made when the quarter
ended, it would have to be coun
ted as good.
After the game, the rule was
found out to state that the shot
had to have left the shooter's
hands and in the air before the
end of the period or else the bas
ket would not count.
AROUND THE WOP...
To Start Soon
Intramural softball games will
begin on April 10. All team en
tries are due at room 102 in the
Physical Education building not
later than April 3 at 5 p.m.
If enough teams enter separate
leagues will be organized for fra
ternities, denominational, and in
Any man registered in school
is eligible to play except mem
bers of varsity baseball squads
and any men specifically barred
by varsity coaches of other sports.
Games will last six innings,
unless the teams mutually agree
to play shorter contests.
The Intramural Department
will furnish bats, game ball,
catcher's glove, and mask. They
may be checked out at the cage
in the Physical Education build
ing. No spiked shoes will be al
lowed. Anyone using them will
cause his team to automatically
forfeit the game.
Teams desiring to practice be
fore the schedule starts, or at
other times, should furnish their
own bats and balls.
Games will be played accord
ing to regular softball rules. If
needed, a special sheet of rules
will be circulated. Teams will
also forfeit games if at least six
players are not present.
The games will be played at
several places to be announced
The entire softball program
will be under the supervision of
the Intramural Department.
Trophies will be awarded to
the fraternity and denomination
champs. Intramural medals will
go to the winning independent
A meeting of all softball man
agers will be held on April 9 at
5:05 p.m. in room 101 of the
Physical Education building.
By Shirley Murphy
Kansas was the nation's only basketball team which faced
America's No. 1, 2, and 3 ranked fives during the regular playing
The Jayhawkers met Kentucky, rated tops, once; second
ranked Oklahoma A & M twice, and Kansas State, rated third, twice.
They won one of these engagements, the closing 37-27 victory over
A & M.
Coach Sparky Stalcup's 1950-51 quintet set a season record of
16 wins and 8 losses giving him his best mark over a five-year hitch
at Mizzou. They also set two scoring highs in the final high point
Bud Heineman, smallish lefthander, put one entry in the record
books by flipping 283 points through the hoop for a modern single-season
scoring effort. The Tigers rubbed out another point
peak as a team by collecting a 1251 point total.
When Frank Marks, Oklahoma's sophomore 167-pound wrestler
pinned Husker Al Johnson in 21 seconds with a double arm lock,
he set an all-time record for achieving the fastest fall ever scored
in the Oklahoma fieldhouse.
Russ Thomas, "Athlete of the Week" at Iowa State received
the honor because he swam away from all competition in three dis
tance events and paddled to first plac. This is the first time Thomas
has received the title and the sophonore flash deserved it
Spring Cage I
Without waiting for the consent
of Congress, Coach Bruce Drake
of Oklahoma will draft 18-year
olds when Sooner spring basket
ball drills start in Norman short
ly. Sophomores up from Coach Je
rome "Shocky" Needy's Boomer
squad will move increasingly into
the varsity picture as Drake al
most completely retools the 1951
Sooner squad which loses four
regulars, Captain Charles Pugs
ley, Marcus Freiberger, Doug
Lynn and Ted Owens, and also
two top reserves, Jim Terrell and
Drake will rush the following
18-year old freshmen into uni
form for the spring drills: Bob
waller, 6-6 tall and 205 pounds,
and Sterling Jones, 6-1 and 170,
from Oklahoma City Classen;
Robert Erwin, 6-1 and 175, Chick
asha; Joe McCrary, 3-4 and 195,
Oklahoma City Capitol Hill; Ollie
Whittern, 6-1 and 168, Maud;
Ji mPlunkett, 5-10Vi and 155,
Barnesville; Robert Layne, 6-4
and 175, Muskogee; Bill Kennedy,
6-2 and 175, Norman and Jackie
Cooper, 6-0 and 165, Yukon.
Two 19-year old freshmen from
Wellington, Kas., Ron Blue, 6-4
and Delwin "Dink' 'McEachern,
6-1 and 170, also figure heavily in
the Sooner coach s plans.
So do Merle McGuire. 6-3
and 175. who graduated from
Whittier, Calif., high school but
has lived in Oklahoma City,
Shawnee and Duncan, Okla., Bill
McGee, 6-4 and 185, an Oklahoma
City Classen grad who also lived
at Holdenville and had a year at
the University of Texas and Bill
Cummins, 5-11 and 165, a trans
Anyone interested in par
ticipating in intramural squash
are asked to enter at room 103
In the P E Building. If enough
interest is shown, a tourna
ment will be held.
MAIN FEATURES START
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The Geologists took one more
step towards the All-University
basketball championship Thurs
day, but. this time they were
pushed all the way. The Geology
crew defeated Denominational
champion, Newman Club, 55-53
Jn an overtime contest. The win
gave the rock-collectors the All
Unaffiliated crown, Just a step
from the AU-U title.
Newman Club went down to
defeat in the last 15 seconds of
the overtime period on a push
shot by Hal Bettenhausen from
about 15 feet out. Up until that
shot, it was anybody's game.
The Catholics took command at
the start of the game and ran
up an early 8-3 lead on fielders
by Bill Griffin and Neil Campbell.
Jumpin' Jack Yelkin took over
for the Geologists at that point
and the count was knotted with
about three minuts to go in that
irame at 10-10.
Roh TCrnenlrA nrtllenod a nnimla
of goals for the Newmanites to
give mem me ieaa once more and
the Catholics weathered turn mnre
Geology baskets to hold a 16-14
XI i. A . . .
iirst quarter ieaa.
Yelkin hit two consecutive
fielders and Ron Ohnoiitka and
Don Mahacek each hit ont to give
tne geologists a big lead in the
second period. Jack Walentine
notched a couple for the Cath
olics to narrow the gap slightly,
but Yelkin had another one com
inc and the winners rode into in
termission time on the long end
oi a ;:9-23 score.
Geology kept right on moving
in mi tnira quarter on baskets
by Lee Korte and Mahacek and
about midway in that stanza they
held a 11-point 36-25 lead.
Catholics Take Over
And to keeD un with the rhnno-
ing aspect the contest had dis
played thus far. the Newman
Club once more took the offen
sive. Fifteen straight points fell
tnrougn the Catholic nets in that
flurry and the Geologists were
held to a big zero. Entering the
final canto the score stood 40-36,
Guard Camnhell and forward
Kroenke led the Newman assult
in that four minutes with able
assistance from Frank McCahe
who looped a couple of long one
Campbell added two more
Points to onen the fourth nimrter
and the Catholics appeared to be
on tne way.
But now, it was the other
teams turn. And Geoloev made
good use of that short space of
Yelkin, Korte and Mahacek
combined to lead the winners to
a tie score at" 46-4fi. Riff Tni
Griffin gave the Catholics the
lead once more with two perfect
hook shots and only two minutes
remained, unifin at this point,
however, drew his fifth foul and
retired with 17 points to his
With Griffin gone, the Geolog
ists iouna tneir opening and got
the necessary four points to send
fer from Cameron Junior Col
Stanley Grossman, play-maker
ae luxe irom Brooklyn. N. Y,
is the only returning regular
from this year's team along with
such active reserves as Sherm
Norton, John Rogers and Jack
Angel. Other reserves available
are Tom Churchill, jr., Joe Ow
ens, Howard Crawford, Norman
Fleshman and Sanford Borofsky.
Freshmen will be eligible in the
Big Seven starting enxt Septem
ber, and with so many positions
open at Oklahoma, several of the
new high school crop have an ex
cellent opportunity to play on
Drake's varsity next season.
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TWO MORE FOR YELKIN Center Jack Yelkin of the Ge
ologists goes high up for two of his twenty points as his team
cops the All-Unaffiliated title from Newman Club. Teammate
Ron Ohnautka (7) hopefully watches Yelkin's effort while Bill
Griffin (13), Neil Campbell (12) and Frank McCabe (0) of the
Catholics are too late to stop him. (Photo by Bob Sherwood.)
the contest into overtime. At the
end of regulation play the count
stood a 50-50.
Bob Kroenke had the answer
in the first of the three over
time minutes. He hooked a
phenominal shot through the
meshes and the Catholics were
again on top. Yelkin answered
a minute later with a two-pointer
himself and and the score was
Free Throws j
Jack Walntine gave the New
man Club its 53rd point on a
free toss and Korte matched that
with a toss from the foul line
to set the stage for Bettenhausen's
The Catholics tried in vain for
a tying fielder and the Geologists
took the ball and with it, victory.
Yelkin took top scoring honors
in the game as he potted an even
20 points for the winners. Team
mate Don Mahacek contributed
11 and Korte garnered nine more.
Griffin was high man for the
Newman Clubbers with 17.
Campbell was runnerup with 11
and Kroenke and Walentine each
The newly crowned All-Unaffiliated
champs will battle the
fraternity "A" titleholders r-e
firp day after Easter va" "
the '1-U championship. The first
chi is as yet undetermined
sine Jie Phi Delt protest of the
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