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Tuesday, November 27, 195t
THE DAILY. NEBRASKAN
Huskers At Their Defensive
Best Against Sooners-Bill
By TOM BECKER
Sports Staff Writer
The boys, Coach Bill Glassford
said, probably played the best de
fensive game of the season.
"Our offensive was no threat
because Bordogna couldn't run
and the line didn't block any
body." On the first play of the game,
John Bordogna reiniured his
ankle and was forced to limp
throughout the rest of the game.
The team has tried hard all
season, Glassford stated, al
though they made mistakes.
Dennis Emanuel, Bill Scha
backer and the whole defensive
line should be commended, the
"Bob 'Moon' Mullen played
one of his best games of the sea
ion Saturday. He is a better line
backer4han tackle," Glassford de
clared Bob v Reynolds, Bordogna, Jim
Yiesley and Bill Giles are all on
the injury list. Glassford won't
know of the availability of these
boys until later in the week. (
At the weekly session of the
Quarterback club, Glassford read
"Every year has its winter,
And every year has its rain,
It's seven down and one week
to go in the Daily Nebraskan ex
pert race this year and sports ed
itor, Bob Banks, leads the field
with a .701 percentage.
Banks hit six of nine selec
tions this week to maintain his
lead over' sports staff writer
Arley Bondarin. Bondarin was
successful on a like number and
holds a .675 mark.
Arnie Stern, assistant buwiness
manager landed seven correct
games to slip into third place with
a .602 percentage. Stern's total L
now 51 winners and 77 losers.
A combination of Marshall
Kushner's, assistant sports edi
tor, continually surge and Jack
Cohen's continual slipping r-"-'t
provides the standings with a
tie for fourth place. Kuiiiaar
hit eight of nine predictions and
Cohen, business manager, six to
tie them with a .650 average.
Sports writers Ron Gibson and
Tom Becker battled to a tie for
fifth plage this week. Becker hit
eight to pull up from a four-way-tie
for twelfth place and Gibson
arrived from seventh with seven
Doug Wilcox, sports taff writer,
fell into eighth after holding fifth
position in last week's standings.
Wilcox came through with five
correct calls to share the spot
with editor Tom Rische. Both are
Dale Reynolds, ag editor, and
Shirley Murphy news editor,
are riding In a tic for eleventh
place with 597. It marks the
first time in the series of prog
nostication that any expert has
fallen below the .600 mark.
Don Pleper, managing editor, is
lone occupant in the cellar this
week after the teams threw him
for five losses and four wins.
Pieper has a .584 record.
The gap between the business
department and the sports staff
has been drawn even closer to
gether. Business has an overall
average of .656 while the sports
department possesses a .654 sea
The editorial department is
inking even lower after they
compiled 20 correct selections
in 36 attempts to bring their de-
partment total down to .600.
Tom Becker and Marshall
Kushner were chbsen experts of
the week after missing only the
Indiana-Purdue tussle. Dropping
averages will bear out the rug
gedness of last week's prognosti
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Sophomore tackle has been a standout on
But a time is always coming
When the birds go north again.
"When green leaves are on the
And green grass is on the plain,
When the elder's vein turns
And when the birds go north
"So 'tis sweetest to remember,
If their courage be on the wane,
That a time is always coming
When the birds go north again."
"It is my hope that the birds
do fly north again very soon," the
HusKer mentor added.
Glassford praised the Oklahoma
Sooner's team. He thought quar
terback Eddie Crowder and tackle
Jim Weatherall were outstanding.
iMeoraska goes into the Miami
game a three touchdown under
dog and faces the dubious honor
of possessing the worst record
since Nebraska started football in
Coach Glassford declared,
"nobody feels as bad as I do
about this season."
"We're using young kids,
freshmen and sophomores, who
have very little experience," he
The Huskers face the Miami
Hurricanes Friday nirht at
Coral Gables, Florida. Ibis will
mark the first time a Nebraska
football team played undsr the
If Reynolds and Bordogna are
unable to start, Jim Cederdahl,
Ray Novak, and Genres C.iira will
be deen man in the GlaKsfm-Hi
The Scarlet and Cream will
leave Lincoln Thursday, play Fri-
day night, and leave for Lincoln1
Coach Glassford will stay in
Miami for the rest of the Week
and then return to Lincoln and
undergo minor surgery
Miami has a 6-2 record for the
year. They lost to Tulane in the
opening game and to Kentucky.
The Hurrirmes have declsioned
Purdue,' Hisnssippi, Florida,
Chattanooga, Washington and Lee,
Add Al Partin's wrestling squad
to the list of Husker athletic
tenms building for the future.
Partln simply doesn't have the
"guns" necessury to win the Big
Seven crown especially with na
tional collegiate wrestling champ
uKianoma in me conference race.
Graduation took a heavy toll of
last years squad that relied on a
strong finish to fashion a four
won, six lost, one tied dual meet
record. Gone are such valuable
point-getters as Lou Caniglla,
Harold Gilliland and Herb Reese.
Pfirtin will have as hard a time
finding replacements for this for
midable trio as Bill Glassford has
had in filling the spots vacated In
his Husker grid machine by Fran
Nagle, Charley Toogood and Don
To add to his woe is the fact
that Nebraska faces one of the
toughest schedules in the country.
Included on the list are the four
"giants' of college wrestling:
Oklahoma, Oklahoma A & M,
cornea (iowa; ana iowa Tea
Although some 40 boys have
been working out the past month,
Monday marked the beginning of
formal drills. Lettermen on hand
are Kenny Fisher, Dave Mackie
and Ed Lane. Harley Richardson
and Don Rauh have fallcQ to in
dicate whether or not they will
try for spots on the team. Pacing
the freshmen candidates at this
early stage are two Lincoln high
crads, Don Scan! on and Poug
One outstanding prospect has
already been lost to the Huskers.
He is John Scharf who was cut
down by an operntfon.
Several football players plan to
give wrestling a try. Big Don Boll
may emerge as the best of the lot,
at a heavyweight slot i
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Glassford's defensive platoon.
and Florida State. On Dec. 7 they
will tangle with Pittsburgh at
Miami is seeking its tenth
consecutive intersectional, win.
The Hurricanes topped Purdue,
7-0, in their only other inter
sectional win of the campaign.
Miami started playing inter
sectional contests in 1930, four
years after the school was
opened. That year, the Hurri
canes traveled to Atlantic City
and lost to Temple, 34-0, in the
Atlantic City Coliseum.
Since 1830, Miami has played
in 54 intersectional tussles. The
Hurricanes won 34, lost 17 and
three were deadlocked.
In 1945, 1946, and 1950 the
Hurricanes won all of thei in
tersectional games. The '45 and
'46 teams played in four and the
1950 squad won seven of seven.
The Friday night contest will
be the first clash between the
Huskers and the Hurricanes. Mi
ami will pay a return visit to
Lincoln in a couple of years.
The Hurricanes are coached by
Andy Gustavson, former back
field tutor for the West Point
Iowa State will open its 1951
52 basketball season at Ames Sat
urd?1v ni?nt. facing the Univer
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Coach Clayton (Chick) Slither
lu ,it nKely start the game
against the Coyotes with one
junior, two sophomores and two
seniors in the Jjneup, ,Not,one oi,
the starters was in the same open
ing spot a year ago against the
same team. Only Jim Stange was
a starter last year for the first
game and he was at guafd.
Sutherland has named Carl
(Dutch) Van Cleave and Jerry
(Cat) Davis as his starting for
wards. They were key members
of last year's unbeaten fresh
man squad. Stange has been
shifted to center.
Guards will be Sam Long
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By NITA HELMSTADTER
WAA Sports Columnist
From the Thanksgiving weather
hint that winter is not far oft,
the sport scene changes tennis
classes to badminton, canoeing to
ice 6kating, and the football team
migrates to Florida.
Nebraska coeds will begin prac
tice for intramural swimming in
spite of winter weather. The
meet will be held December 6, at
7-8:30 p.m. In order to participate
in the meet it is necessary that
each girl go to at least one of
the practices. The practices will
be held Tuesday nights from 8:05
to 8:35 p.m.
A swimming: permit, obtain
able at Student Health, hat,
clogs, and a dime for suit and
towel fee are required. The
speed events are the 50-yard
free style, 50-yard breast stroke,
50-yard back stroke, and the
75-yard medley in which three
girls swim 25 yards each. The
form events are sidestroke,
breast stroke, front crawl, back
crawl, and divine.
No particular dive is neces
sary for that event, but there is
a minimum of three dives. No
girl can participate in more
than three swimming events and
the diving event.
WAA and the Mens' Physical
Education department are spon
soring a mixed doubles badminton
tournament which will begin
Wednesday. The tournament is
for those who already know how
to play. If girls do not know how
to play they can learn the game
Thursday at 7:30. Girls may sign
up for these tournaments in the
John Bright, Drake's brilliant
Negro halfback, has been named
the outstanding amateur athlete in
Iowa by the Iowa Associ.rtion of
the Amateur Athletic Union, it
was announced by JLes Renquist,
The choice as Iowa's top ama
teur makes Bright eligible for
consideration for the James E.
Sullivan Award for the outstand
ing amateur athlete in America.
Bright will be presented with an
AAU plaque at the All-City foot
ball banquet sponsored by the
Des Moines Quarterback club,
Bright ranks as the all-time top
ground gainer since the National
Collegiate Athletic Association
started its statistical bureau 14
years ago. He gained 5,903 yards
in his three years of play at
Drake. During his first two years
he led the nation in total yard
age, a leadership he gave up only
In 1950 he sat a one-year mark
of 2,400 total yards and became
the only player Jn NCAA history
to gain more than 1,000 yards both
passing and running in the same
Bright, who captained the 1951
Drake teams, has also won varsity
letters in basketball and track. He
is an outstanding softball pitcher
during the summer months.
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nOPPY McCUE, IRV THOSE AND GLENN REEELINE . . . This
trio will contribute greatly to the rise or fall of the Nebraska
Indoor track team with its broadjumping.
Zeta Beta Tau, Phi Gamma Delta Lead
Intramural Bowling League Standings
By MARSHALL KUSHNER
Assistant Sporfci Editor
Zeta Beta Tau and Phi Gamma
Delta are battling it out for the
leadership in the Monday league
of the intramural bowling pro
gram. The Zates and Fiji's have
compiled 12-3 records thus far in
Delta Theta Phi, law fra
ternity, leads the Tuesday
league standing with 11 wins
and 1 loss while Delta Upsilon
tops the Wednesday league with
10 wins and 2 losses. ,
Delta Sigma Pi tops the Friday
league with a record of 10-2 to
nudge the second place Beta Sigma
The Zate and Phi Gam keglers
continued their winning ways by
bouncing the Beta, Theta Pi and
Sigma Nu teams 3-0 respectively
For the ZBT win, it was
freshman Arley Bondarin lead
ing the way with a 521 series.
Sev Harkson and Bill Holm
quist led the Phi Gams with 527
and 526 eerie.
In dropping the Sigma Nu's the
Phi Gams had a high series of
2325, which is the second highest
recorded in intramural records
Sigma Alpha Epsilon outclassed
the Sigma Alpha Mu bowlers by
taking their series, 3-0. Sigma
Chi blasted the Delta Tau Delta
five 3-0 and kept the Delts from
gaining their first win in league
Monday League Standings
Team: W L
Zeta Beta Tau 12 3
Phi Gamma Delta . . 12 3
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 11 4
Sigma Nu 7 8
Sigma Alpha Mu . . 6 9
Beta Theta Pi 5 7
Sigma Chi 4 8
Delta Tau Delta 0 15
Delta Theta Phi continued to
march toward the Tuesday
league pennant as they set the
Alpha Kappa Psi bowling squad
down 3-0. The lawyers are 10
games up on their nearest
Methodist House, the nearest
rivals, bounced the Independent
Student association team 3-0.
Team: W L
Delta Theta Phi .... 11 1
Methodist House 6 6
Alpha Kappa Psi ... , 5 "7
I.S.A 2.. 10
The Delta Upsilon quintet of
bowlers pace the Wednesday
bowling league with 10 wins and
2 losses. The DU's tripped Delta
Chi, 2-1 to keep them atop the
league pile and put the Delta
Chi's in the cellar.
The Tau Kappa Epsilon
bowlers nudged the Kappa
Sigma keglers to take the ser
ies, 2-1. Ed Berg, Kappa Sig
ace, hit a 203 game to vainly
Lepley Chooses To Better
The success or failure of the
swimming team, said coach Home
Lepley, is measured on what the
coaching, practice, effort, and ac
complishment the swimmer shows
from the time he starts in early
fall, to the time he concludes
competition in early spring.
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he was present for only two
Phi Delta Theta dropped the
Theta Chi team 2-1 to throw the
standings into a three way scrap
for the third place berth.
Team W L
Delta Upsilon 10 2
Tau Kappa Epsilon . . 7 5
Theta Chi 5 7
Kappa Sigma ....... 5 7
Phi Delta Theta ..... 5 7
Delta Chi 4 8
Delta Sigma Pi topped the
By RON GIBSON
Sports Staff Writer
There is an old Chinese proverb which reads "This, too, will
It simply means that no matter whether things are good or
bad, they will not stay that way forever.
Being a firm believer in old Chinese proverbs, The Bench-
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Courtesy Lincoln star, scarcer than the proverbial hens' teeth during
CEDERDAHL the 1951 season, Bill Glassford's young charges
have gained valuable experience which will serve them to good
advantage next year.
Imagine the potentialities the Cornhuskers will have with such
budding stars as Jim Cederdahl, Ray Novak, John Bordogna, Jerry
Minnick, Bill Schabacker, Dennis Emanuel and George Cifra all
having a year of varsity experience under their belts! And these are
not the only ones. The whole Scarlet and Cream squad is gaining
the know-how it needs to be a gridiron power.
Maybe next year Bill Glassford won't go hungry.
Now for some folderol about Saturday's tussle with the Okla
The big bad wolf wasn't so tough after all, even though Bud
Wilkinson's Sooners had little trouble in breezing past Nebraska
by a 27-0 score. The dopesters had predicted that the Oklahomans
would roll over the Huskers, and some "experts" were even going
so far as to predict a 40-point margin for Oklahoma.
But the spirited Cornhusker line rose to the occasion, and suc
ceeded in slowing down the highly-touted Oklahoma offensive
machine. Buck McPhail, who had been the nation's leading ball
carrier, saw his ground-gaining average take a drop. Unofficial
averages gave McPhail credit for 4.5 yards per carry, about half his
However, the Scarlet forwards were unable to stop completely
a backfield which ran behind the blocking of Jim Weatherall, Tom
Catlin, Roger Nelson, Jack Lockett and the other outstanding
Sooner forwards. With Dick Heatly and Buddy Leake carrying
the ball most of the way, Oklahoma moved efficiently down the
field. So efficient was their ground game that the Sooners seldom
took to the air, although they have a potent aerial attack.
Offensively, there were few bright spots for the Cornhuskers,
as the hard-charging Oklahoma line broke in on the Nebraska
backs time after time to spill them for losses. So effective was the
defensive play of Oklahoma's line that the Cornhuskers' rushing total
for the game was 17 yards.
And the Scarlet-shirted Huskers made mistakes again, for
givable errors which can be corrected by experience.
"This, too, will pass away."
Swimmer Over Record
"We only want boys who are
trying," Lepley stated. "There is
a lot of work to do."
Lepley felt that improvement
in a swimmer was more important
than the record of the team.
Iowa State, Oklahoma, and
Colorado always have good boys,
Coach iiepley said. It's hard this
early in the season to say who
will be the best in the Big Seven
The squad will be built around
ur lettermen, Buele Balderson,
rry Desmond, Pat Healy and
As the situation stands now,
ebraska will have a swimming
1am and that's about fill. Times
acorded so far will have to be
.mproved by several seconds.
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Sigma Alpha Mu "B" team 3-0
and continues to edge the Beta
Sigma Psi team. The Beta Sig
boys managed a 3-0 win from
the Pioneer Co-op to keep close
behind the leaders.
The Friday league is one of the
hottest races in the intramural
bowling set up this year as the
Delta Sigs have a 10-2 record and
the Beta Sigs 9-3.
Team: W L
Delta Sigma Pi 10 2
Beta Sigma Psi ..... . 9 3
Sigma Aloha Mu ... 1 8
Pioneer Co-op ....... 1 8
warmer is optimistically waiting for next fall,
when the 1951 football season will have passed
For next fall Bill Glassford's young Corn
huskers will be a year older. Their inexperience,
the inexperience which has led to the Huskers
dismal record this season, will have passed away.
' Add to this the fact that the team will lose
only four men by graduation, and you come up
with an experienced outfit which has winning
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