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Siras Strikes Out!
7 By BOBBY DECKER ; -
(Guest Sports Columnist) " "
Etras itrlkes out! . a
In the opinion of this staff writer, Don Straheim, sports writer
for the Lincoln Star, is completely off-base in bis press handling
of the Jim Cederdahl case. -
Strasheim has condemned Jim for his failure to participate in
spring-football drills now being held by coach Bill Glassford, He
has stated that "he is proud and happy that Jim Cederdahl will not
be out for early fall drills."
Mr. Strasheim bases his arpiment on an athletic department
rule making: it compulsory for all freshmen to come out for spring
drills. The basis for this rule is that tt (rives the coachinf staff
ample opportunity to Judge a boy's playing ability and select their
Jim Cederdahl wants to play football! .Thus far only the view
point of the Athletic Department has been voiced; however, a
glance at Jim Cederdahl's side of the story may cast a different
light on the case.
Jim states, "I am not quitting footbalL I still have the desire
to play the game. I am not out for football because I'm under
the impression that I was given permission some time ago to play
baseball. Therefore, as far as I'm concerned, I am not quitting
This is Jim's statement concerning his action for supposedly "quit
ting" the football squad. Jim states that he was promised (this
promise would naturally come from the athletic department) that
he could participate in both football and baseball at the University
of Nebraska. It was under this impression that he enrolled at
It was still under this Impression that he failed to report for
spring football drills. For his failure to report, he is now being
criticized for supposedly choosing baseball over football, and one
who considers himself better than his freshman teammates.
Now this poses the question, "Why wasn't the matter of this
promise given mention in previous stories concerning the case.
Jim's assertion cAnes only from a verbal agreement between Bill
Glassford, Mr. Cederdahl and Jim.
Here is the disheartening case where the athlete accepts an
agreement in good faith,' and when the bargain is broken by the
other party concerned, the athlete is forced to suffer.
This, in my opinion, is what is happening to Jim Cederdahl. Jim
was given two courses of action. He was forced to choose between
football and baseball, and when he chose baseball he was labeled
a traitor to "Cornhusker tradition" ... a "tradition" undefined by
Stamafter toKadition of which Strasheim refers? Does this
tradition refer only to one sport namely football, or does It per
tain to athletics as a whole at the University of Nebraska?
Why should Jim Cederdahl, who unquestionably has the ability to
participate in more than one sport, be curtailed in his efforts to
bring glory to the University and himself?
Of course as the athletic department has previously stated, they
are not curtailing Cederdahl's chance of participating to baseball.
As Strasheim stated. "Coach Bill Glassford has scheduled the
spring football practice early In an effort to all the athletes to
iSoktag at thta generous offer from Cederdahl's viewpoint, it is
not now as generous as a appears.
. vacahaii immvledffe knows that baseball is a
JSTulrto. muscle relaxation, while football requires the exact
oDDOSite A football player's muscles must be hard to stana xne
Kical contact encountered in scrimmage . For tms reason alone
K. 3. , , u ,.-ihiir oat in condition for baseball. He
JThSSSIa ! prlUnt day 'MX? io bVu7ve th Won.
"I be more tofn i sub aftej losing out on all those valuable
PI?CE statement is true, Bobby Reynold certainly has a good
imarination. and he was certainly no sub and I do believe that be
KlS to "present day" football after missing spring practice.
Again if The statement is true, could it not pertain just as well to
nrpsent dav baseball as well as present day football?
P How can Cederdahl be expected to make the baseball squad
afE mtastaj Taunost a month of practice in the diamond sport?
Undoubtedly Mr. Strasheim decided to overlook this fact as tt
PItof isVftoe1 baSall player with an abundance of natural ability
butrnen who Tare baseball-wise will tell you that it takes at least
a rnoth to get m Proper shape for baseball. After football drills
end ftE s rnoS Jim would note available, as baseball begins on
the very day football ends All Sports Day.
Jim has taken these facte into consideration, and since be had
the f vwbal agreement with Glassford decided to go out for baseball.
The whole, argument against Cederdahl, leaving out the verbal
eligible to compete in varsity spuiu iui w - - -
e.,5Di: jiSLrAM n ordinary freshman when it comes to the
lelrntog and application of the fundamentals of footbaU?
Wasn't Jim as valuable or even more valuable than a lot of
the varsity backs? .BUI Stern said, "Jim Cederdahl is one of
iuc "' . . i. tu.t lim rmr seen."
the Dest iresnman ?T-JZ1m.mu. tfrf bv Bill
After viewing tne racw on -VT:i' ,;j" .;t;ic nf
Stern, could it be that Jim nas learnea . jhl U V oeriod
... " j, wi. v,mti. HotArminpd for the following falL
Tuesday, March 25, 1952
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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Dims To Kail April 9
The intramural Softball tourna
ment will begin on April 9. All
team entries are due in 102 of the
Phys Ed building not later" than
Tuesday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m.
Games will be played a sev
eral places to be announced at a
later date. No spikes will be al
lowed. Anyone playing with
spiked shoes will cause.an auto
matic forfeit of the game.
The department will furnish
bats, the game ball and catcher's
glove and mask. These mayN be
checked out at the Phys Ed build
All games will be six innings,
unless by mutual agreement the
teams decide on a shorter contest.
Each team must furnish one
are asked to have a representa
tive present. 1
1. Postponements or Cancellations
A. Due to the crowded schedule,
there will be no postponements of
B. Any of the games that can
not be played on account of rain
or field conamons win De can
celled. Games cancelled due to
weather conditions "may be
played" if the team managers de
sire to arrange for a Saturday
game or on some other available
field during the week.
C. Games will be cancelled by
the Intramural Office or Field
D. Games scheduled for the
competent umpire each game. Two I playoffs will be postponed should
umpires will alternate between conditions not permit playing of
balls and strikes and bases .each' any games,
ji. Ail intramural soltbali games
Any man In school Is eligible
for participation except all
members of the varsity baseball
squads and any men specifically
barred by varsity coaches of
The entire softball program will
be under the supervision of the
intramural department. Teams de
siring to practice before the sched
ule starts or at other times, should
furnish their own bats and balls.
If enough teams enter, separ
ate leagues will be established
lA the following classifications
(all eligible for final playoffs) :
1. Interfraternity league.
2. Independent league.
Regular soitbau rules will ap
ply. If needed, a special sheet of
rules will be circulated. Teams
must forfeit if at least six players
are not ready to, play.
A trophy will be awarded to the
championship fraternity. Intra'
mural medals to the winning to'
There will be a meeting of all
softball managers ' on Monday,
April 7 at 5:00 p.m. in Room
101 of the P. E. building. Teams
must be played by Saturday, May
17th. (Ruling or the University
2. Playoffs Of League Winners
A. Playoffs for the Intramural
Championship will begin tenta
tively on Wednesday, May 9th
Exact date will be announced
B. The best four (4) Fraternity
and Independent teams in each
league will qualify for the Playoff
A. Equipment for games at Ag
College will be checked out at the
northwest corner in the basement
of the Ag Activities Building.
B. Equipment for games on
Coliseum field will be checked out
at the Physical Education Build
ing Equipment Cage.
C. The two opposing managers
must go to the Equipment Check
out Cages to secure the game
equipment. Both managers will be
required to make a deposit in the
amount of $10.00 or equivalent,
NEITHER DEPOSIT will be re
turned until ALL EQUIPMENT is
checked In. Replacement cost will
be charged for all equipment un
necessarily damaged or broken or
A. Games will be forfeited If a
team does not have at least six
(6) men ready to play within five
(5) minutes of the scheduled time
of the game.
B. Any team forfeiting two (2)
games will automatically be drop
ped from the schedule or t'.e
1. Special Ground Rules
Governing All ' Fields Used
For Softball Games
A. Runners may advance one
base AT THEIR OWN RISK
on all overthrows on plays at first
base, third base, or home plate.
B. On wild pitches or passed
balls at home, the runner may
score AT HIS OWN RSK. This is
to apply on all diamonds whether
there is a backstop or not and
regardless of the distance of the
backstop from home plate.
C. Ground rules will be made
before each game, covering such
items as trees, fences or other
obstacles which might interfere
with players attempting to play
D. Games may be shortened to
less than six (6) innings by mana
gers of both teams agreeing be
fore the game begins, or in case
of darkness before the Inning be
gins. A full regulation game will
consist of six (6) innings. -
E. O F F IC I A L SOFTBALL
RULES WILL GOVERN IN ALL
GAMES, except in the above con
ditions or situations.
F. Teams using the Coliseum
field are asked to avoid climbing
over the snow fence surrounding
the Varsity baseball field. There
will be a man stationed behind the
fence to retrieve balls.
NOTICE: THE UNIVERSITY
DOES NOT PERMIT PLAYING
SOFTBALL OR BASEBALL ON
EITHER THE CITY CAMPUS OR
AG COLLEGE CAMPUS ON
Colorado Gridders Scrimmage
Three weeks of schooling be
hind them, Colorado's spring foot
ball forces undergo heavy!
achievement tests this weekend
Two extra-heavy game-condi
tion scrimmages have been lined
up by Coach Dal Ward to climax
20 days spring practice, the real
finale coming off here March 29,
when the varsity tangles with an
Ward and his staff are looking
for good things In the scrim
mages since this spring's drills
"were one of the most successful
Colorado has had in the past few
Three departments will rate
careful checking for on these three
will depend much of Colorado's
ranking next falL Tney are: of
fensive fullback, defensive backs
and offensive and defensive
Cederdahl to far from V "new" boy, and is his ability unknown to
ther?Arhahl' case Is not an Isolated one. Any boy who has
bebaen ab 1 ty and ha? played a year of varsity NPU-f
ta allowed to Play baseball just as sophomores Ire. For all
tactical purpose, u far as football is concerned these boys are
Emor since they have played a. much varsity ball a.
Dtuealto0?fe0Tbrov,e reasons, could the rule requiring all freshmen
to participate to spring drills be unjustly applied m the case of
Mr. Strasheim baa given a very biased opinion in WW to
Jim Crdcrdahl. He look, at the matter only from the standpoint
I rSbaU-not from the standpoint of Jim Cederdahl or baseball.
t m. Tunea. In regard to Jim', working hi. way up from
the -e wu!r U 1 o'uV mtod unfamiliar with prewnt day
'tlfSlrt. we are dismayed and angered
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H Ksnn tnnt HUSKer tUOl-H urn
-prOUO ana "ri: C- " rW fall drills "
IM Golf Meet Planned
By BOBBY DECREE
C nnPIC staff Writer
Campus golf hot-shots, start
loosening up those kinks!
If. been a long winter, but
the date ha. finally been set for
the intramural spring golf tour
nament The intramural depart
ment announced Monday tna
the first round if .cbeduled for
The tournament is planned to
be held at the Pioneer golf course.
The tourney win consist ol
holes of medal play, and the low
6 scores of each organization in
the first round of play will de
termine the placement f the or
ganization at the end of the nrsi
Every organisation may play
a. many men a. deaired. Man
ager, need not make formal en
try at Intramural headquarters,
but are re.pon.ioie w
their men at the golf course
ready to play at the scheduled
All nqn-affiliated man as well
as affiliated men are urged to par
ticipate. Men may participate as
individuals or as an organized
m with rhurch. club, co-op at
filiation, with team rosters on file
at the intramural headquarters.
Both team and Individual
championship, will be declared
In the tourney. The winning
team will receive a trophy, and
the individual champion will re
ceive an offUcal intramural
medal Certificate, of merit will
be awarded to a number of the
golfer, with the lowwt score,
The Intramural Department an
nounces that the spring golf sea
son lor 1931-oz scnooi year win
open on Saturday, May 3. All
golfers are urged to get into shape
as soon as the snow melts and hip
boots are no longer needed to get
around the course.
First round begins Saturday
May 3rd, starting at 7 a.m. to
8:30 a.m. at Pioneer golf course.
The second round will begin a
week later at the same location.
Every organization may play as
many men as desired, and intra
mural managers need not make
formal entry at intramural head
quarters just have your men at
the golf course ready to play at
the scheduled hours.
All non-affiliated . men are
welcome and urged to partici
pate. Participation can be ar
ranged either a. individual, or
as teams, with any affiliation
now registered at Intramural
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These spots were hard hit by
graduation as the Buffs lost Full
back Marvin Hodel, No. 1 run
ner the past three years, Tackle
Jack Jorgenson, an all-conference.
ail-American mention choice, and
Defensive Halfback Cliff Vande-
Of lesser concern, but still a
problem for the coaching staff is
the ends where all-conference
Chuck Mosher and Hilary John
son are gone.
Tackle spots are getting most of
the workover with four changes
popping up in the offensive align
ment. Regular B1H Allen shifted
back to his normal spot on the
left side of the line and three new
comers have been working at both
Roger Hunt ,a regular guard
from Colorado Springs, moved
into left tackle spot for blocking
purposes and defensive lineback
ers Don Greenwood and Lee Mar
shall set up shop on both offen
sive and defensive platoons.
Defense at those positions will
depend mostly on sophomores Bob
Morton and Jim Stander and jun
ior Bob Klamann who worked
there in reserve shifts last year
Morton, however, is through with
spring ball due to a broken hand
suffered last week in scrimmage.
Three men vying for the full
back post may provide a toss-up
situation there next fall. Rated
even are letterman Ralph Curtis
and Bill Horton and Don Neary,
freshmen up from the B squad
Bright spots in the shortened
drills has been the offense head
lined by the runmig of freshmen
Carrol Hardy and Frank Bernard!,
Hardy was the Bulls" best run
ner, average-wise, last season ana
Bernardi is the Indiana transfer
ruled ineligible at the start of last
Both also have been taking shots
with the defensive platoon as the
entire coaching staff has been
hunting for double-duty perform
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Schedule FnraUhfd by Theater
Esquire: "One Foot in Heaven,"
Varsity: "Death of a Salesman,"
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in State Government
By MARSHALL KUSHNER
Scardino Did-Why Not Cederdahl?
Tonv Scardino. Missouri's flashy freshman halfback, is making
a strong bid for a starting position on the Tiger baseball team. Mis
souri's football team is going through spring football drills.
These facts are not especially revolutionary to some those
unaware of the present situation Nebraska's football (or is It base
ball?) star, Jim Cederdahl, finds himself involved in.
Cederdahl's athletic situation is similar to that of Scardino. but
Cederdahl is being denied the chance to play baseball because of the
compulsory rule forcing him to attend spring football sessions. He
may skip the grid drills and skip going out for varsity football next
The problem seems to He in the merits of the ruling stating
that all frosh must attend the spring practices. It does seem to us
that the rule is rather inconsistent with the athletic department
policy we quoted in our story when it "broke" In the Nebraskan
Rule No. 2 of the department policy states, "any student shall
have the rieht to choose his own sport and should not be induced to
play one sport to preference to another."
This rule would give Cederdahl the statutory emancipation
that he Would need to stay on the varsity squad. However, the rule
mentioned above apparently holds superior authenticity.
Jim Buchanan Selects Jim Buchanan
.Tim niirhnnan nickpd Jim Buchanan as a starter on his all-Big
Seven basketball team. (Why shouldn't he, every one else did!)
The only catch is that the Buchanan that did the picking Is a
sports staff writer for the Silver and Gold (the Colorado univer
sity campus paper).
Alnmr with Buchanan -(Nebraska's pride and joy) on the team
was Sherm Norton, Oklahoma; Clyde Lovellette, Kansas ; Bill Stauf
fer, Missouri; and Dick Knostman of Kansas State.
Along with making many all-conrerence teams, uucny nas
been named on many of the opposition's all-opponent teams. Colo
rado was the most recent school to vote Bucky the honor.
Also selected were Lovellette, Stauffer, Jesse Prisock, Kansas
State and Jim Ramstead of Stanford.
Oh, You Kansas Flippers
t latino i Tpvss Christien basketball team last Friday and
whipping St. Louis, the Kansas basketball team moved closer to the
cherished NCAA basketball title.
The game also marked a tie for most appearance, by a Big
Seven team in NCAA play for the Jayhawkers. The Oklahoma bas
ketball team shares the mark with three tournament performances.
ThA Sooners rem-esented the league to 1939, 1943 and 1947.
Kansas took over in 1940 and 1942. nn nt , ,
An interesting siaeiignt oi me oo-o ivansas vjuwij uva k
Horned Frogs is the fact that botn teams sporiea me laenucui
records in their respective comerences. eotn naa an n-i reuuiu.
The Horned Frogs lost a two-pointer to Arkansas while KU took e
17 point blasting from JacK uaraner s jv-oiaws huui-su.
It Isn't If You Won Or Lost . . .
Some wisenheimers were kidding Colorado's wrestling coach,
Ray Jenkins, about the entry of his team into the NCAA meet at
Fort Collins the latter part of this month.
"Why those bums won't even get past the first round," they
ChldYeah " replied Jenkins, "but it's a heckuva lot cheaper paying
the entry fee than buying regular tickets!" (The moral: The wisen
heimers ought to wise up and not be so wise.)
Thought Of The Week
It would truly be a tragedy If Jim Cederdahl were not a mem
ber of the Nebraska football team next falL In my opinion, Cederdahl
is to Lincoln as Bobby Reynolds is to Nebraska. .
chances considerably in 1951. j
When the University of Mis-j
souri's football teamplays Cali
fornia in Berkeley on Sept. 27, it
will be the Tigers' first grid
junket to the West Coast since the
1925 season when Southern Cali
fornia defeated Mizzoi:, 20-7, at
ers, lack of which hurt Colorado's; Los Angeles.
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