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Monday, December 10, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Gophers Roll Past
Husker Quintet 63-55
By RON GIBSON
A powerful Minnesota basket
ball team overpowered Coach
Harry Good's scrappy Husker cage
squad 63-55 at the Coliseum Sat
Center Ed Kalafat of the
Gophers led his mates to the
victory, piling: up 18 points to
take high point honors. Team
mate Dick Means, a former Lin
coln high basketeer, scored 13
points for second best.
Scoring leader for the Corn-
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was short-lived however, as
Coach Ozzie Cowles' Golden
Gophers went to work on the
Cornhuskers. Ed Kalafat, Bob
Gelle and Dick Means combined
to give the Gophers a nine to
four lead with' five minutes and
30 secondu gone in the fray.
During the first "period, the
Minnesotans drove basketward
time after time through the weak
Husker defense. The Goodmen
were unable to stem the hard.
charging Gophers, who controlled
tne boards almost comDletely in
the opening frame.
By Single Pin
Theta Chi, Phi Gamma Delta,
Sigma Nu, and Pioneer Co op
bowlers punched into the play
offs of the 1951-52 intramural
Theta Chi led by Jack Fuller
knocked Tau Kappa Epsilon out
of contention, 2222-1990. Fuller
bowled a 605, one pin short of
an intramural record for this
BILL JOHNSON ... 6-8 sophomore center had a eood night in
the rebound department against Minnesota.
huskers was Guard Jim Buchanan
with 13 points. Center Bill John
son and Forward Don Weber were
Sf "ond high with nine apiece,
i, ine Husker attack was stymied
at the start of the game by the hQ
Minnesotans. Good's charges
weren't able to score a field goal
until six minutes and 47 seconds
had gone by in the first quarter,
when Fred Seger drove in for a
Nebraska jumped into an
early lead as Cenier Bill John
son hit two free throws to put
the Scarlet out in front. The lead
Kalafat and Co. went on to
pile up a 22-10 first quarter
lead, as the big pivot man
scored eight points. Bob Gelle
had six, and Dick Means four
in the opening stanza.
The Huskers had only three
buckets in the first quarter, by
Snyder, Seger and Johnson. John
son hit three free tosses, and
Seger had one one-pointer.
For a while, it looked like the
second quarter was going to be a
carbon copy of the first, as the
Gophers prevented the Huskers
from scoring until four minutes
By RON GIBSON
Sports Staff Writer
With football out of the way except for the bowl games and
basketball just about to begin in earnest, the hot stove league is
going full blast. In view of this fact, today's Benchwarmer is abou'
Columbus, Ohio, is currently the scene of the minor league
convention. Already plenty of diamond dope has come out of the
sessions, including rumors of several "trades." There has been
much speculation about whether Joe DiMaggio will retire. And
there is a possibility that some rule changes might result from the
Probably the most talked-about "trade" is" the one which will
supposedly send Ted Williams of the Red Sox to the New York
Yankees, either for DiMag or, if the Yankee Clipper decides to re
tire, for some other Yank expendables. Another deal in the wind is
one which would allegedly send Williams to Detroit in a deal in
volving George Kell. Someone started the rumor that Williams might
go to Cleveland in exchange for Bob Lemon and Jim Hegan.
Has anyone thought of the possibility that Williams might stay
with the Red Sox?
Over in the National league, there has been almost as much
speculation over Stan Musial as there is in the American league
about Williams. The Dodgers reportedly want Stan the Man, and
they have reportedly offered the Cardinals Duke Snider, Carl
Furillo, and $16,000 for him. Although Fred Saigh, owner of the
St. Louis club, has become notorious for his trading tactics, we
don't believe he is foolish enough to accept this offer.
Also involved in this proposed Dodger-Cardinal deal is- a
possibility that the Giants might be included, making it a three
way swap. It is rumored that the Cards would send one of the
players acquired in the Musial deal to the Giants for Eddie Stanky,
who would then become manager of the Cardinals.
There is another rumor involving other Cardinal players. The
Giants reportedly want the Redbirds' Max Lanier, a pitcher, and
outfielder Chuck Dierlng. In return, the Cards would get Stanky,
and possibly catcher Sal Yvars along with infielder Jack Lohrke.
In addition to this "deal" there is another trade brewing. The
Boston Braves were said to have been offered shortstop Granny
Hamner and pitcher Bubba Church by the Philadelphia Phillies
in exchange for pitcher Warren Spahn.
Some of these deals seem likely, others highly improbable.
However, some deals have already been consummated. Prob
ably the biggest buyer in the player market has been Bill Veeck
of the St. Louis Browns. Veeck's biggest deal so far has been the
acquiring of ex-Cardinal manager Marty Marion. Veeck signed
Mr. Shortstop to a three-year contract as a coach and a player
after Fred Salgh had refused to sign Marion for the '52 season. An
able Marion in the shortstop slot would give the Browns' young
Infield some experience.
The biggest deal from the standpoint of the number of players
Involved has been the Browns' three-for-five trade with the Chi
cago White Sox. The Brownies have also dealt outfielder Ken Wood
to the Red Sox for catcher Les Moss.
Next season the fans won't be able to tell the players with a
were gone in the frame. Gophers
Gerald Mitchell, Glen Reed and
John Wallerius got into the scor
ing column counting four points
among themselves. Dick Means
added two with a field goal.
Then the Huskers' Jim Bu
chanan got into the game in
earnest, as he scored five points
and gave his teammates the
spark they needed to perk them
up. Stan Matzke and Don
Weber scored three points
apiece, and Charlie Ott scored
on a free throw.
In the second quarter, Minne
sota scored nine points to Ne
braska's 12, and the two teams
went to the showers with the
Gophers leading 31-22 at half time.
The Gophers opened the sec
ond half scoring as Kalafat
dunked a lay-up. However, Bu
chanan's jump shot evened the
second half count.
Minnesota widened the gap to
40-24 on two buckets by Means,
one by Kalafat, and a free toss
by Gelle. Weber finally broke
the drouth for the Huskers as he
made good on two free throws
with five minutes and 45 sec
onds left in the third quarter.
Kalafat followed with two tip
ins to run the Gopher lead to 18
Charlie Ott, 6 foot seven inch
freshman potted a jump shot from
the free throw circle which was
followed by Weber's long two
hander to narrow the margin, 45
30. After the Gophers' Charlie
Mencel scored a fielder, Ott scored
a hook shot to run the count to
The Gophers took command
during the third quarter, as Kala
fat, Means and Mencel lead the
Minnesotans to a 56-38 margin as
the buzzer sounded. The rebound
ing of Weber and Ott featured the
Huskers play during the third
After Kalafat again opened
the Gopher scoring with a one
hander, the Scarlet and Cream
went to work in an effort to cut
the deficit. Roger Rosenquist,
freshman all-stater from Omaha
Tech, cashed two gift tosses, and
Johnson followed with a hook
shot to cut the lead to 16 points.
Then with the clock reading 7:06
big Kalafat fouled out and John
son made the free throw good. The
Cornhuskers now began to whittle
down the Gopher margin. How
ever, with thre minutes and 59
seconds remaining in the game,
Weber fouled out for the Huskers,
and the Gophers waived the free
throw and began to stall.
After 37 seconds of the stall,
Clarence Cook tied up Wencel
forcing a jump ball, but the
Husker could not take advan
tage of the break. With two
minutes to go, Cook fouled Wal
' lerius, who potted both free
throws to end the Gopher scor
ing for the evening.
Buchanan dunked a layin on a
fine feed from Fredstrom to run
the count to 63-51. Cook followed
with another lay-in at 1:23.
With 25 seconds remaining, the
Gophers Gelle drve hard for the
bucket and was upended, landing
on his head on the maples. Al
though shaken up, he was not
With the foul being called on
Gelle, the Huskers took the ball
out of bounds, and with a few
seconds remaining, Buchanan
scored a long set shot to run the
final count to 63-55 in favor of
the Minnesota Gophers.
For the Cornhuskers, Bu
chanan was his usual steady self
in leading the Nebraska team.
The performance of sophomore
Weber was a bright spot in the
Husker attack. His rebounding
and shooting eye were a spark
ling feature throughout the
Coach Good commented after
the game, that he felt his boys did
quite well again a Big Ten Con
ference opponent of Minnesota's
standing. He said that the Gophers
had a team of very fine shooters.
Coach Good added that the
Huskers have a lot of work to
do to improve their individual
defense in preparation for the
next game which will be against
Northwest Missouri Teachers
next Tuesday at the Coliseum.
'B'ees Take 58-34
Victory From Offu
Coach Tony Shame's "B" team
showed a world of basketball
savvy as It downed the Offutt
Field basketball team 58-34 in a
game played at the Coliseum be
fore the Nebraska - Minnesota
After battling Offutt Field's
Airmen to a 14-14 first Quarter
Emmanuel Gains AP Mention
Dennis Emmanuel continues to
add to his laurels for his football
merits as he received honorable
mention on the Associated Press
all-American football team.
Emmanuel, sophomore stand
out from North Bend, was listed
as a defensive end and made the
team with five other Big Seven
Honorable mention went to
low State's offensive and defen
siv4 guard ace, Stan Campbell and
the league's top pass catching end, i
Mai Schmidt. i
The Missouri Tigers placed no;
less than three men on the AP
list. Junior Wren, swivel hipped
Bengal halfback, made the team
at the offensive halfback spot.
bill Fuchs, brother of the ex-all-Amerlcan
Bob, made the squad at the
linebacker position. The third
and final member selected
ended up as Don Faurot's sur
prise package of the year.
Little Ton Scardino, fiery
sophomore quarterback, was listed
on the offensive backfield. Scar
dino set a new Mizzou passing
record against the Oklahoma
Sooners this year.
A girl from out went name of
Said "Thee htckt at date bait
jutt don't rate, I
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I ain't K"in' at all,
Vote her fate, I relule, It to wait
for a mate.
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deadlock, the Nubbins found
themst lves and went on to rout
the Airmen, who were able to
score only 20 points in the last
High scorer for the Huskers was
Don, Muenster, former Omaha
Benson eager, who tallied 11
points. The Offutt Fielders high
point man was Mayo with eight
University of Illinois' cagers
are selected to win the Big Ten
championship this season and
finish second in the national rat
ings by the "1951-52 Basketball
Forecast" published in a recent
issue of Look magazine.
Oklahoma A&M is picked to
win the Missouri Valley title
and wind up third in the na
tion. The Big Seven crown will
go to Kansas, and Dayton and
Notre Dame will be the top in
dependents in the Midwest,
Kentucky is the choice to win
top national honors.
In the Big Ten, the finish should
see Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wis
consin, Michigan, Minnesota,
Michigan State, Northwestern,
Ohio State and Purduet in that
order. " '' ' ""'
Missouri Valley wind up will
have Oklahoma A&M, St. Louis,
Detroit, Wichita, Bradley, Drake,
Tulsa and Houston.
The Big Seven: Kansas,
Kansas State, Oklahoma, Mis
souri, Iowa State, Nebraska and
Here are the Look choices for
the national finish: 1 Ken
tucky; 2 Illinois; 3 Oklahoma
A&M; 4 Washington; 5 St.
John's; 6 Kansas; 7 St.
Louis; 8 North Carolina State;
9 Wyoming; 10 Holy Cross.
Commenting on the basketball
scandals, Look says: "Too many
coaches of corrupt teams helped
precipitate the mess by recruiting
willy-nilly. They regard onlv a
boy's basketball ability . . .
Whether the coaches have learned
anything from the scandals re
mains to be seen."
But despite these exposures.
Look reports "the big indoor
sport appears headed for an en
The game started out as a see
saw battle, with first the Airmen
and then the Nubbins going into
During the first quarter, Of
futt's Wright and Baker gave
their mates a 4-0 lead on two
field goals. The Sharpemen
fought back with fielders by
Muenster and Pat Mallete, and
with 9:04 remaining in the
opening canto, the count was
knotted up at 6-6.
The remainder of the first quar
ter was a nip-and-tuck battle, and
the frame ended as the Airmen's
Landwehr and Barden dumped in
two fielders apiece. These were
matched by Don Muenster's three
buckets and two free losses by Pat
Mallete and Muenster.
The second period saw the
Sharpemen pull away from their
opponents, as Lee Dobler scored
six points for high-point honors
in that quarter. The Nubbins'
Joe Carter, Bob Kremke, Chuck
Jensen and Murray Backhaus
also entered the scoring column
In the second frame.
The Airmen were able to garner
only six points to Nebraska s 18
and the halftime score was Ne
braska "B" 32, Offutt Field 20.
in the third quarter the Nubbins
went on widening the margin as
Chuck Jensen poured seven points
through the hoop to take scoring
honors for the quarter. He was
assisted by Fred Longacre and
Lee Dobler, who scored two points
apiece, as did Joe Carter and Sam
Offutt field scored nine points
In the third period, Mayo led
the way with four. Teammates
Whalen and Sundstrom scored
three and two respectively to
make the Airmen's third quarter
total. The count going into the
final period was Nebraska 48,
Offutt Field 29.
The last quarter was cut short
by the fact that the Varsity game
was due to get underway, but
Tony Sharpe's charges still man
aged to pour 10 points through
the net, and the Airmen were able
to hit for five.
Don Muenster got into the thick
of things again as he hit for two
points on a field goal in the early
minutes of the fourth quarter.
Ladd Hanscom added a free
throw, and Longacre also dunked
AQUATIC ACE . . . Buel Balderston, star backstroker and two year
letterman on the varsity swimming team, will captain Coach Hollie
Lepley's squad this year,
Freshman Hlidek Shows
Well In Swim Time Trials
Coach Hollie Lepley sent his
swimmers through time trials Fri
day, although he didn t seem
happy, he was far from discouraged.
Lepley praised the effort of
Dick Hlidek, calling him "the
best freshman on the team."
Hlidek sped to a 4:20 in the 300
yard breast stroke.
Lepley also commented on the
performance of freshman Cal
Bentz. "Bentz did very well in
the free style," the coach added.
Buel Balderston, veteran back
stroker, will captain the team.
One of the four returning let
termen, Jerry Desmond, broke his
wrist and will be out of action
for a while.
The 1952 Big Seven swim
ming meet will be held at the
Coliseum pool March 7-8, Coach
"If there are any Big Seven
champions on the Nebraska
squad," said Lepley, "they will be
entered in the NCAA meet at
Princeton University, Princeton,
Jan, 12 at Kansas.
Feb. 2 at Iowa State.
Feb. 8, Colorado and Kansas
Feb. 9, Colorado A. M. and Kan
Feb. 15, 16 at Colorado (tenta
tive). Feb. 22, Grinnell College, here.
Feb. 23, State high school meet.
Don Anderson, Buel Balder
son, Cal Bentz, Gene Cotter,
Jerry Desmond, Bill Douglas,
Dave Gradwohl, Jack Greer.
John Forsythe, Pat Helaey,
Hewitt, Dick Hlidek, Ron Kilb,
Lloyd Lathrop, Ed Lewis, Ho
Bob Peters, Gordon Peterson,
Bob Ryan, Pete Slusar, Hub
Stelzer, Bob Stone, Jon Wallace,
Lloyd Reed, and Bob Howey.
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