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    Tuesday, March 20, 195)
By Marshal Kushner
The Nebraska gym season is
ever as Nebraska's gmmnasts re
turned to Lincoln after receiving
two defeats at the hands of the
University of Iowa and the Il
linois Branch of the Navy Pier.
The Hawkeye squad tripped the
Huskers 52-44 in their dual meet
March 16. Everybody but Al Dun
avan put on his best performance
f the season for this meet Dun
Bvan had difficulties in the par
allel bars and rings in this meet.
The following day the Huskers
Journed to Chicago for the meet
with the Illinois outfit. The
Huskers reached their peak per
formance of the year in their fi
nal meet, however it wasn't
nough to defeat the high flying
Windy City crew.
The loss- to the Navy Pier team
was mainly through the absence
cf Husker Jerry Tubbs. Tubbs
tore many of his back muscles
in the Iowa meet. His points
would have been enough to over
come the 51-45 loss.
Best Meets
'In spite of the losses, these
were the two best meets of the
year," claimed Coach Jake Geier.
The boys were mentally set for
the meets and concencentrated
less on winning and more on
having a good time. Consequent
the competition was very en
joyable and the results were
very satisfactory."
In reviewing the accomplish
ments of the season, Coach Geier
comment". team members Al
Dunavan as the outstanding per
lormer of the year.
'Dunavan is one of the four
best gymnasts I've known," said
Coach Geier. He Tates Dunavan
with such ex-Husker gymnasts
as Eddie Reynolds, Leo Geier,
and Phil Sprague.
Dunavan was the high scorer
on the team this year. He col
lected 314 points which was over
392 points better than runner-up,
Jerry Tubbs.
Other point getters were Bob
Garwood, 80; Paul Hughes, 76;
Art Hillman, 76; Ed Craren, 69;
Ira Epstein, 38; and Bob Norton,
"It's unfortunate that we've
been out of town so much this
season," commented Geier.
Next year, however, the Husk
ers will be hosts of four meets
and this will give people an
opportunity to watch the team in
Next year's team w-ill have
plenty of experience behind it.
Hildretli Center
Is Scoring King
The ace center of the Class C
champion Hildreth team was the
1951 state high school tourna
ment scoring king.
Rodney Bunger potted 42
points in the final game of the
tourney, giving him a three
game total of 72 points.
Doyle Fyfe of David City gave
Bunger his closest competition
with a 58 point aggregate lor
the three games his Class B club
A snappy Fremont guard was
Tiext with a total of 57 points.
This performance was the best
in Class A.
Axtell was fired to a runnerup
berth in the Class D race by
Morgan Wells and his 52 tourna
ment points.
Sam Bell of Chester and Bob
Kremke of Millard followed
with 47 and 43 points respec
tively. Bell made his points in
two tourney games and Kremke
netted his in three performances.
The 43 point rampage of
Bunger was the top single game
production of the tournament.
The next best individual effort
was Bell's 29-point total in the
Polk game.
Omaha Holy Name's Frank
Trouba hit 26 for the next best
single-game performance. Neff's
23 against Scottsbluff topped 'the
Class A records.
Tractor Representative
To Address A.S.A.E.
James Jensen, John . Deere
Tractor Works representative
from Waterlo. Ia- Bpeak to
the American Society of Agricul
ture Engineers Wednesday eve
ning at 7:30 in room 313 of the
All of this years team except
Dunavan, Hillman, and Ed Cra
ren will return for more com
petition. Frosh
Geier indicated that there were
cmrnrfil rTVirmsiff freshman that
will be making their bids for a
team position, xom jviaa ana
Max Kennedy are two of the top
The outlook is even onsmer
Tirith th advent of the frosh
eligibility rule going into effect
next year, some promising mau
scnooiers wm oe neaumjj iui k
Cornhusker campus.
ThA Sanson's work is far from
over for the team. They will be
nmrtiiMj iit until the end of the
year in preparation for next year.
coacn u-eier exienas n invita
tion to any standent that would
interested in coming out for the
squad. Equipment will be fur
nished and preparation taken for
next years campaign.
I have no intention oi nommg
back all around men next year,
ii i am onira tn strive for more
specialty work next year," said
Geier. This win maice it possioic
for more men to be on the team.
Results of the season:
Minnesota 63, Nebraska S3.
Denver U. 25.5, Nebraska 70.5.
Colorado U 52, Nebraska 44.
Colorado State 25.5, Nebraska
All College Meet: Colorado
54.5, Nebraska 36, Denver U, 15,
Colorado A and M 3.5 and Col
orado State 1.
Iowa U 52, Nebraska 44.
Illinois Pier 51, Nebraska 45.
Colorado A and M 44, Nebras
ka 88.
Denver U. 49, Nebraska 83.
Colorado U, 73.5, Nebraska 57.5.
Cavemen Shift
Talent to Water
In IM Tourney
Intramural water basketball got
underway last night.
This year the tournament has
been split into two divisions, the
shallow water and the deep water.
Two versions of the sport are
being played, the shallow water
and the deep water game. All
contests must be played accord
ing to schedule.
The deep water tournament
has been divided into three
leagues with six teams each. The
top three teams in each league
will get into the final playoffs.
Th chflUnar -water tournament
fine hppn divided into two leagues.
The top three teams in each
league will also play m tne nnais.
Teams are asked to watch the
uriain Hnnrri in the Phvsical Ed-
ucation building to keep posted
on the schedule.
The games on tap today, are A.
Rpta Si ems Psi at 4:30.
Beta Theta Pi vs. Phi Gamma
Delta at 5:00, and Delta xau
Delta vs. Phi Delta Theta at 5:30
in the shallow water tournament.
The deep water division lists
A. T. O. vs. Beta Sigma Psi at
4:30, Delta Sigma Phi vs. Sigma
Phi Epsilon at 5:00, and Delta
Upsilon vs. the Student Union at
IM Announces
'51 Badminton
The Intramural Department
has announced the schedule and
the rules for the All-University
1951 badminton tournament.
The tournament was divided
into eight leagues, and all match
es will be scheduled accordingly.
Players having bye rounds
must report for the game. If
conflicts develop in the schedule
participants may arrange to play
their matches early, or at a time
during the day when the courts
are available.
The University will provide
rackets, but players must fur
nish their own birds.
The winner of each match is
responsible for reporting the re
sults. All positions in each league
was done by lot. No players
have been seeded in positions or
tourney groups.
Players are advised to watch
the Physical Education building
bulletin board for dates of playing.
Sports Desk
By Bill Mundell
Sport Editor, Daily Nrbrtskta
Wdl. another State Hich School basketball tourney
has tmt us all through the mill again. Now for a week of
solid relaxation, attending classes.
Many of the basketball experts are complaining tnat
ihe calibre of basketball exhibited on the Coliseum floors
this year was much lower than in previous years. This may
be true or may not be, that isnt the important thing.
The one thing this years tour
ney had that no other playoff
has had in a very long time is
the closeness of competition and
of the contests. Two double-
overtime games in one afternoon
put us all in the classification of
"nervous wrecks."
Signs were more plentiful this
year than last At least half of
the competing teams brought
signs with them they either car
riei or hung them all over the
The most noticeable to appear
revealed themselves Thursday
during the Hastings - Benson
game. During the half the Ben
son cheerleaders carried a huge
banner bearing the words, 'Ben
son Bunnies." The sign was big
and was novel and drew a big
round of applause, but you
should have heard the place roar
when the partisan crowd saw
the Hastings pepsters break out
with a sign titled, '"Blister the
Our vote for the most unique
sign goes to Fremont who dis
played the sign, "'Knock out Tech.
A technical knockout."
Also in the realm of spirit,
there was again a wide variety
of cheering sections. All seem to
nave had what it takes, but some
stand out in my mind.
Fremont had the most cheer
leaders. They flooded the area
with nine. Scottsbluff bad the
best dressed cheerleaders. Oma
ha Benson had the best individ
ual cheerleaders. Some of those
gals appeared to be actually
touching their heads with their
feet when leaping. And the best
all-around cheering came, ; as
usual, from the home crowds of
Lincoln Northeast and Lincoln
high. Lucky foT our eardrums
that the two teams never met.
It was hard to imagine Tigers,
Indians, Blue Devils or "Wildcats
as some of the teams are named
appearing on the playing floor,
but it was no difficulty seeing
Greyhounds on the maples when
Hildreth took the floor. AH five
of the Class C champions' start
ing five looked like their school
name, sleek, tall and just the way
you imagine a basketball team
Bands came into their own
again this year. The home town
aggregations of the Links and
Rockets were overshadowed this
year. Fremont brought a unit
that could really make a march
stand up and go.
But there were swing bands,
too. The one I would have liked
to hear more of had to put their
instruments away after the first
day. The Syracuse cagers got
whipped by the C champ Hil
dreth, but their band, small as it
was, was second to none.
A sidelight on the Fremont
band was the fact that after ev
ery game they played "Goofus."
The words to the song go "Goo
fus has been lucky for me." It
sure was.
There were hats of all types,
sizes and shapes to be seen dur
ing the tourney. The David City
student managers watched the
games with a fez, derby and
clown's hat, respectively.
Practically all the Benson
rooters found green hats to their
Irish taste, especially on Satur-,
day, the 17th.
The Tech band director per
formed his chores in a sparkling
silver and green crown,
Tech put on the only halftone
entertainment outside of bands
during the tourney. A thinly
clad young lady who could
scarcely move with all the med
als on her chest, put on quite a
fancy baton-twirling exhibition,
Jim Clark of ChappelL one of
the C finalists, had one of the
most unique foul shots. Just be
fore letting fly, be would leap up
off the floor. He was good, too.
Hit a hundred percent
Cage fans got to see a beauti
ful stalling game when the Fre
mont cagers took the floor. Most
fans think of a high geared of
fense as the major asset in win
ning basketball games, but they
got to see differently last week.
Coaches are getting blamed for
losing several of the games in
this season's tournament Coach
Bill McCowin is still in the dis
cussions concerning his waiving
cl a free-throw in the waning
moments of the North Platte
game with Lincoln.
Holdrege coach, Clifford Bos
ley handed four points to Wayne
in their thrilling semi-final
match. Sitting near the Holdrege
bench I could observe Bosley's
coaching from the sidelines.
Twice in that game he distracted
his own players' attention so
Wayne swiped the ball and took
it down the floor easily for a
Coach Bob Faris of the cham
pion Fremonters is also up for
criticism. He spent the entire
action cursing the referees and
his players from the sidelines in
a language that we cannot print
In the close spots, it is lucky he
wasnt heard by the officials.
All in all, it was a very good
tourney. Upsets were the rule,
rather than the exception. No
body expected Fremont, David
City or Hildreth to come through.
Well, hardly anybody.
Dodger Hurler
Pitching Well
In Exhibitions
A Brooklyn Dodger freshman
pitcher, Chris Van Cuyk, is mak
ing a strong bid for a major
league berth on the pitching staff.
He is a towering left hander with
a lot of power.
Van Cuyk, who has been jour
neying back and forth between
the Dodgers and their numerous
farm clubs during the past two
years, turned in thorough pitch
ing performance in defeat Friday.
Independent All -Tourney Team
Aired Cristensen Alpha Sirs F Jerry Su-sheln Warriors
Don McArthur Phi Delta Phi F Hal Dcltrich PhOBpa 33
Jack Telkln Geologists C Clark Caley Stan
Ray Svehla Stars G... La Vera Hrura Alp&a Sirs
Bill Wenke Phi Delta Phi G Carlos Hanson City TMCA
HONORABLE MENTION: Ron Ohnoutka Geologists; Dan Switier Comets; Matt Law
ton Warriors; Howard Hansen Phi Alpha Delta; Bud Gerlach -Phi Delta Phi; Bob Green
City TMCA; Lee Korte Geologists,
Yeildsi, Tw
els T
Phi Delta Phi with two men
and the champion Geologists with
Jack Yelkin top the 1951 Inde
pendent AU-Toumey Team.
Yelkin was by far the outstand
ing individual of the Independent
playoffs and holds down the first
team center berth. Don McArthur
and Bill Wenke are the two men
representing Phi Delta Phi on the
first team.
The rest of the first team is
made up of Arved Christensen
of Alpha Sigma Phi and Ray Sve
hla of the Dorm A Stars.
Yelkin's stellar play in the
playoffs clinched him a spot on
the All-Tourney team almost
from the opening ray. That aft
ernoon. Jump in Jack netted a
new all-time individual scoring
record of 56 points.
McArthur and Wenke were the
lawyers' scoring punchy big Mac
under the hoops and Wenke from
far out McArthur also took good
care of the rebounding for the
Svehla almost led his underdog
Stars into the finals as they lost
a 47-48 heartbreaker to the Fiddle-de-fees.
Ray led his team in
scoring throughout the tourney
Pickers Hit
56 Percent;
Mundell Top
The all-over percentage of
the Daily Nebraskan prognosti
cators of the High School Tour
nament came out to 65 percent
Out of 178 games attempted, 115
were called correctly,1 pretty
good considering the mode of
Sports Editor Bill Mundell
took top honors among the seven
experts. Mundell tabbed 23 out
of 28 games correctly for an av
erage for the tourney of over 82
Sports Writer Shirley Murphy
came in second boasting a 68
percent average. Miss Murphy
correctly predicted the winners
in 19 games out of the 28.
Sports writer Buck Uhn took
third place. . Ulin got 16 out cf
24 for a 67 percent score.
The all-over chart for the
Exp. Attempted Correct Percent
Nelson .
Prize picks of the tourney were
Mundell's choice of David City
over Holy Name, Miss Murphy's
pick of Newman Grove over St
Joseph's of Atkinson, Banks' and
Mundell's tab of Fremont over
Omaha Tech and all but Nelson,
Warren and Kushner picking Fre
mont over Benson.
and sparked them to three wins
in four tries.
Christensen was one of th
smoothest ball players In the
playoffs. He kept the Alpha Sig
ma Phi aggregation to the play
offs until they met the champion
Geologists. Even then, the Alpha
Sigs gave them plenty of first
half trouble.
The second team sports men
from five teams. At the forward
positions are listed Harold Deit
rich of Phillips 33 and Jerry
Strasheim of the Warriors. At th
center post is Clark Caley of the
Dorm A Stars. La Vera Hruza of
the Alpha Sigs and Carlos Han
son of the City YMCA are at
The berths were assigned only
on playoff performance. The All
Intramural All-Star teams will
be out in a few days and will take
into consideration everybody who
gets a vote.
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Three Lettermen Return to
Bolster Husker Tennis Team
Three returning lettermen wfll
grace the lineup when Coach Ed
ward Higgenbethan fields his
1951 tennis team for the first
time. He will build his team
around these men plus some
freshman numeral winners and
returning members from the 1950
The returning lettermen are
Andy Bunten, junior from Chey
enne, Wyoming; Jamie Curran,
senior from Buenos Aires and
Robert Radin, senior from Vere
Beach, Florida.
At the start of last year's cam
paign Curran was the number
one man on the squad. However,
Radin defeated him in an intra
squad game and retained the
number one post for the remain
der of the season.
Bunten and Curran were im
proving steadily as a doubles
combination as the season pro
gressed. The numeral winners who
should provide added spark to
the team are sophomores Don
Bohmont, "Walt Weaver and Jim
Wells, all of Lincoln.
Other varsity squad members
include Bob Creek, junior from
Lincoln; Ray Colson, sophomore
from Lincoln; Al Dunavan, sen
ior from Beatrice; Bob Catterson,
junior from Lincoln; Duane Dei
tering, junior from Richmond,
Calif.; Jeff Delton, senior from
Lincoln; Frank Redman, junior
from Miami, Florida; William
Henkle, senior from Lincoln;
Wallace Reed, junior from Nor
folk; Dan Thompson, senior from
Lincoln; and John Schroeder,
junior from Omaha.
Wildcats and Tigers
Lead Nickname List
By Shirley Murphy
Oscar Fraley, United Press sports writer, -.polled the nick
names for college sports teams and discovered that the Wildcats
and Tigers lead the race with the Bulldogs just a few lengths be
hind. " : r '"
Big Seven teams UBe these nom de plumes, too. K-State is
less formerly called the Wildcats and Missouri sports the Tiger
title. For some reason the Big Seven hasn't any Bulldogs, but they
do have Jayhawkers, HuBkers, Sooners, Cyclones and Buffs.
The Wildcats were first named in 1915 by their football coach,
John Bender, because the players were light, fast and scrappy.
The name was forgotten the next year when the K-Staters were
dubbed 'Farmers'
""Wildcats" became the official name in 1920 ,when Charles
Bachman came to Manhattan from Northwestern university where
the athletic teams were called '"Wildcats." He christened his team
by that nickname and it has stuck ever since.
Fabulous Clyde Lovelette crashed all kinds of records in this
year's basketball season. In addition to his team scoring crown
with 648 points, which also went for a new school records, he
won two other team departmental titles during the 1950-51 season.
His field goal percentage of 44 was highest among the regu
lars, and he led all hands in the rebounding department with 2S7.
He hit 245 shots in 554 efforts from the floor to better last year's
mark by two percentage points.
Forward Bob Kenney won the team free throw title with 25
direct hits in 30 attempts for a percentage of 87. His front-line
mate, Bill Lienhard, topped the assist column with 58.
Baseball to Lean Heavily m
On Famous Sophomore Jinx
The legendary sophomore jinx
may play a leading role in the
major league pennant races this
The manner in which seven
freshmen stars react to it will
have a lot to .do with the final
success of their teams.
In the American league the
Cleveland Indians and the Bos
ton Red Sox could be affected
seriously by the second year
And in a similar manner the
second year hodoo may also work
for or against the National league
teams which figure to battle it
out for top honors. These teams
include the Boston Braves, the
Philadelphia Phillies, and the
Brooklyn Dodgers.
The second year major leaguers
who figure to make or break
their team's success are all play
ing in key positions.
In the Red Sox camp, Walt
Dropo, who as the rookie of the
year last year hit a solid .822,
smacked 34 homers and led the
league in runs batted in with
144, is the big question mark.
Providing he continues to main
tain the same pace this year,
Dropo could provide the spark
to lead the Red Sox to a pennant.
The Indians may get either
double strength or double trou
ble in the 1951 race from their
two star sophomores. They are
depending to a great extent on
the talents of Al Rosen and Luke
Easter. As a freshman, Rosen led
the American league in homers
with 37. The gigantic Easter
rapped out 28.
The Brooklyn Dodger's frosh
pitcher, 3an Eankhead, showed
promise last year with a S-4
record. The way ihe responds
when the going gets tough will
have a lot to do with the final
Brooklyn fate.
The Boston Brave1 hopes are
riding partially on the speedy
legs of Sammy Jethroe, who led
the league in stolen bases last
year with 55. They will need a
repeat performance from him if
they are to go all the way this
And the Phillies are again go
ing to have to put their main
accent on pitching. They have
two sophomore hurlers who will
have a big voice in the 1851 race.
Bob Miller had an 11-6 mark
last season while Bubba Church
won eight and lost six as the
Phils copped the National league
flag. Both men will have to come
through again. .
The biggest question is bow
many of them will produce
again. For this sophomore jinx
has asserted itself too often .since
baseball first became the number
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