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y Tuesday, October 14, 1952
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Reynolds1 Loss Great;
M Honeymoon Is Over
It's Hard To Believe . . .
I've just finished reading an excellent piece of journalistic
writing. The tribute paid to Bob Reynolds by Norris Anderson,
Sports Editor of the Lincoln Star, in his column, "A Farewell To
The Champ," will rank with the great sports writings. Thirty-nine
tnousana ians saw uoo gang-tackled on the five yard line; saw him
take himself from the game; saw him walk dejectedly to the field
house; then waited hopefully for his return. Unfortunately the full
etgnmcance 01 isoo's injury has not hit us. However when we
realize that Bob is a senior, will never return to the grid wars, and
will never again give Nebraska ians the thrill of watching his All
American performance, then will the true significance of Bob's ab
sence drive through to every Nebraskan's heart.
The. Honeymoon's Over . . .
Yes, the honeymoon's over. You might even say that Ne
braska will begin its season next Saturday against Penn State.
For in the next six games, the Cornhuskers, minus All-American
Bob Reynolds, will be definite underdogs. In Penn State, Colorado,
Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oklahoma, Nebraska will face
some of the top teams in the nation. There will be such problems
as stopping Jim Pollard of the Pennsylvania school, Zack Jordan
and Woody Sheltn of the Buffs, Jim Hook, Tony Scardino, and
Bill Kowekamp of Missouri, Gil Reich and Charley Hoag of Kan
sas, and Buck McPhail, Eddie Crowder, and Billy Vessels of Ok
lahoma. The Big Problem ...
It looks as though the way to beat Nebraska is to take to the
eir. So far this season, the yardage gained by Husker opponents has
been primarily in the air. The Nebraska ground defense has been
outstanding. However, there is one question in our mind. When
ever Kansas State attempted a pass play, they always had five men
across the scrimmage line eligible to receive a pass and usually one
did. The Scarlet "umbrella" defense just did not click. The Wild
cat passer always seemed to have enough protection. Whereas, when
Nebraska attempted a pass, there appeared to be only two or three
men down the field and no protection for the passer, rass deiense
should be number one on the Husker practice agenda this week in
an attempt to stop the vaunted Fenn State aerial game.
Unsung Star . . .
After four games and four Husker victories a new Scarlet
star has emerged on the Nebraska horizon. John Bordogna, Junior
quarterback from Turtle Creek, Pa., has jumped from last year's
mediocre performance to brilliance this season. His passinx and
running from the quarterback slot has sparked the Husker of
fense and may readily write his name on the list of All-Big Seven
performers and perhaps even All-American if he continues his
Color Galore . . .
No one can deny that the annual Band Day held last Saturday
was one of the most colorful features in the history of halftime mu
sical performances. Thirty-five hundred high school bandsmen took
the field during halftime to thrill the 39,000 fans in the stands
with their massed presentation of march music under the direction
of Don Lentz. Each of the 3,500 prepsters had an instrument that
was valued at ar minimum of $50.
From The Sidelines
St ar Editor Praises
Boh Reynolds' Career
(Editor's Note: The following article, a salute to Bobby Reynolds,
appeared in Monday's Lincoln Star. With tne permission or morris
Anderson, Sports Editor of The Star and past Sports Editor of The
Dally Nebraskan. we take nleasure In presenting this column for pub
lication on our page. We believe that it expresses the sentiment of
every Nebraska grid fan towards Bob Reynolds "me i;namp."j
A Farewell To The Champ
BOBBY Reynolds, Saturday's hero to all Nebraskans and an All
American to millions of Americans, passed almost unnoticed
from the collcfiiat football realm Saturday.
Only the prcssbox occupants knew at halftime of the Kansas
State-Nebraska game that Pobby Reynolds, greatest of all Husker
halfbacks, had played his last game. '
Even the scribes and announcers, battle-hardened to tragedy
on the field, seemed to sense ins impending
doom. You caught the first feeling of anxiety
. when Reynolds, ganged viciously on the five
yard line, came up rubbing his left shoulder
and gyrating his left arm.
Worried field glasses were trained on Rey
k u'nlkori nff fh field. There fol
lowed the same breathless rcene we saw at
Camp Curtis before the 1E51 season when Bobby
separated his rljjht shoulder.
A hurried gathering of doctors and trainers
round the All-Americnn. Scon his shirt came
off end the inspection began. By the long faces
and head shakes, you knew the injury was
When Ccach Bill Glassford suddenly emerged irom me nuaaie
end booted the 50-yard mnrker, we had that sinking feeling that
Bobby Reynolds hnd played his last game.
Reynolds added to the suspicion with a last wistful look at
the playing field as Dr. Frank Stone and Trainer Jim Van Duesen
led him to the training room.
If the press box was silent during the closing minutes of the
half, you hardly heard a word after Iubllcist John Bentley an
nounced during the third quarter that Bobby had suffered a
EVEN as John made the announcement, we thought of a similar
press box scene at halftime at Norman, Okla., two years ago.
, Reynolds, then an 18-year-old sophomore, had just exploded
for three touchdowns in eight minutes cgainst mighty Oklahoma.
Never has an American gridiron, before or since, seen such electri
As the scribes, a bit winded by the showing, settled back at
halftime an astonishing thing took place. Every scribe, as if in
unison, began sending wires to Ted Smils, Associated Press sports
editor in New York City. .......
"Recommend that Bobby Reynolds, Nebraska halfback, be
named to the Associated Press All-American team," said the wires,
both from rartisan Nebraskans and Oklahomans who had been
boosting Bill Vessels. Bobby was named on that Associated Press
team and many others, became the Los Angeles Times "player of
the year" and was the cover boy on a hundred magaiines. Tet
his hatband never stretched one Iota.
If that spontaneous display by friend and foe alike two years
ago was a tribute to the fellow's greatness, the grlevious silence
Saturday was a monument. . .
Yet there will be no monument needed to extoll Bobby Rey
nolds' achievements when he moves In spirit to a permanent hall
ALL the gold end oil in the universe could not buy the priceless
legacy that Bobby Reynolds has left to the youth of Nebraska
and to Husker football. . w. .,.. . rham
He was an All-American m performance, to be true, a cham
pion of champions and forever master of the clutch. Bobby Rey
nolds best of all. would have been an All-American if he had
neVCHKJmorVSaiiv. a. long a. unselfish team spirit.' high
Mm.I self sacrifice, and a competitive heart that knew no bounds.
Tta 5 "re SmenU. Mister, that you don't build of stone or
tWl nd Bobbv Reynolds leaves them ail.
For the Huskers, Reynolds perhaps has sacrificed a major
leaguY baseball career and a bonus high In the thousands How
many men with Bobby's yen for baseball would have continued
Sail after that first shoulder separation? Look at Jackie
Jensen AMn Dark and a score of major leaguers who gave up the
gridiron before their collegiate eligibility expired.
For the team, he sacrificed All-Amerlcan honors this season
bv sCTvhriargely as a decoy and blocker in the first four games
-the easfest portion of the schedule when you pile up yards and
- points Those yards and points, in the long pull, spell All-
America. Huskers faCed that murderous last six foes was
Reynolds and the full Husker offensive to be unwrapped.
Well the wrapping came off prematurely and Penn State.
rinrafl Missouri Kansas, Minnesota and Oklahoma never will
. Sow whsfZ Reynolds, the fellow who does best against the
ifmnrrit foe. would have done.
H?s memory will burn through this season and many more.
however, unW that current "might have been" is obscured by
MS 2 STre Ss fnteTandlots, a football flying in
. fcarkVard before a proud father or at Memorial Stadium before
wZfiSSi the name'of Bobby Reynolds will live in glory.
Come on-do it like Bobby Reynolds used to do!
So long, Champ.
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CourtMT Lincoln Journal
INJURED HUSKER GUARD . . . Jerry Paulson, who received
a shoulder injury during the, K-State game, will definitely see
more action this season, although he may not be ready Saturday.
Paulson, who has started at offensive guard since his switch from
an end position, was formerly listed as a possible loss for the season.
By BART BROWN
Sports Staff Writer
Don Boll is a man who doesn't
live up to his nickname. Called
"Tiny", he is the largest man on
the squad, weighing 260 pounds,
and standing 6' V tall. Don
plays a mean tackle when he
gets fired up, but his easy-going
disposition makes it hard for
him to use all of his massive
physique to the greatest advan
Don didn't play football in
high school, and first started
playing when he was in the
Courtesy Lincoln Journal
marines. When he returned from
the Marine Corps, he entered
Nebraska and went out for foot
ball. He starred on the fresh
man team, being termed as one
of the finest tackle prospects
Nebraska had ever had.
He lived up to his reputation
as he played a rugged varsity
tackle during his sophomore
and junior years.
Don was born and reared on
a farm near Scribner. He is a
senior in AG College. Last sum
mer he stayed in shape by
stacking hay in the Sand Hills
of Western Nebraska
By HOWARD VANN
Sports Staff Writer
Although the game last Satur
day was one of the roughest
played on the stadium turf in
many years, there were some out
standing defensive and offensive
One of the top performances
of the day came when Verl
Scott, playing with an aggra
vated shoulder, put a tackle on
K-State's top-flight back, Verl
Switzer, who was standing in
the Cornhusker end-ione wait
ing for a pass labeled TD. His
jarring tackle knocked the ball
out of Switzer's arms and saved
the day for Nebraska.
Everyone has heard of the ex
tression. "hitting a brick wall."
Nebraska has its own version of
a brick wall in Jerry Minnick.
Next time you are at a football
game, notice the line play of Min
nick. It is very seldom that you
will see the defensive left tackle
position unoccupied for the Corn'
At times the Nebraska pass
defense looked like a piece of
cheese-cloth with all of its
holes. But there were a couple
of bright spots. The first was
Bill Thayer's nice interception
of an Albacker pass, and the
second was Jim Sommers' inter
ception and runback of a Rain
Of course, John Bordogna's
management of the team after
Bob Reynolds was hurt could not
be surpassed. He ran and passed
like a true All-American.
This was the first game out
of four that George Mink, sticky
fingered end. for Nebraska, was
unable to snatch a pass out of
the air lanes. Mink was always
trying though as he showed the
hustle that has gotten him a
Bill Schabacker looked anything
but sick as he played his usual
fine defensive game at end. Bill
had been hospitalized earlier in
Nebraska had two beautiful
punts last game by Bordogna
and Reynolds. On both occa
sions the ball rolled dead with
in the five yard line of the Kan
By BILL MUNDELL
Intraumral Sports Columnist
Intramural touch-football com
pleted its second week of action
Friday and Saturday in competi
tion that saw four teams remain
undefeated while one dropped
from the select group.
The top game of the week
end was located In the fraternity
"B"tltle chase between two un
beaten outfits, Phi Kappa PsI
and Phi Gamma Delta. When
the smoke had cleared, the one
all-victorious team was Phi
Kappa Psi on the strength of a
The Phi PsI juniors counted
six points in each the second and
third quarters and added a safety
in the fourth to keep their rec
ord unblemished. George Grat
ton fired a touchdown pass to
Warner Olson for the first tally
and Ink Peterson carried the mail
across for the clincher.
Murl Maupin kept the Weeji
Fijis from being blanked with
a scoring dash late In the final
stanza. The loss dropped the
Phi Gams to third in league VI
behind the Phi Psi's and the DU
Bees, who gained their second
win of the year on forflet from
Pioneers Beat ZBT's
Pioneer House clinched a berth
in the coming playoffs by gal
loping to their third consecutive
league IV victory, 27-7, over Zeta
The Pioneers streaked to a
20-0 halftime margin and then
coasted to hand the Zetes their
third straight loss and all but
eliminate them frem any play
A 15-yard run by Jack Bussell
opened the game's scoring in the
first period. He combined with
Wes Beery for the extra point
pass-play. Beery teamed up with
Jim Tangdall for the second Pio
neer tally, taking the latter's toss
for a touchdown In a play that
covered 40 yards. Tangdall, him
self, settled the ZBT hash as just
berore the hail, he shot 55 yards
on an electrifying run to run the
count to 20-0.
The losers broke into the
scoring act in the third period
as R. Danty covered a Pioneer
fumble in the end-zone. Jay
Miller garnered the seventh
point. A 15-yard Tangdall to
Gene Bjorklin pass resulted in
the final Pioneer marker of the
day in the fourth stanza.
IM Football Standings
Fraternity 'A' Division
Alpha Tau Omega (2-1)
Sigma Phi Epsilon (2-1)
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (2-1)
Sigma Chi (1-2)
Delta Tau Delta (1-2)
Phi Delta Theta (1-2)
Phi Gamma Delta (3-0)
Phi Kappa Psi (3-0)
Beta Theta Pi (2-1)
Theta Xi (1-2)
Kappa Sigma (0-3)
Sigma Nu (0-3)
Delta Upsilon (3-0)
Beta Sigma Psi (3-0)
Delta Sigma Pi (2-1)
Alpha Gamma Rho (2-2)
Farm House (1-3)
Pi Kappa Phi (1-3)
Tau Kappa Epsilon (0-3)
Pioneer House (3-0)
Sigma Alpha Mu (1-1)
Cornhusker Co-op (1-1)
Theta Chi (1-2)
Zeta Beta Tau (0-3)
Fraternity 'B' Division
Sigma Chi (2-0)
Phi Delta Theta (2-0)
Sigma Phi Epsilon (1-1)
Delta Tau Delta (1-2)
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1-2)
Delta Tau Delta (1-2)
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1-2)'
Alpha Tau Omega (0-2)
Delta Upsilon (2-0)
Phi Kappa Psi (2-0)
Phi Gamma Delta (2-1)
Beta Theta Pi (0-2)
Sigma Nu (0-3)
University YMCA (2-0)
Newman Club (1-0)
Presby House (1-0)
Methodist House (0-2)
Ag YMCA (0-2)
Baptist House (0-2)
Navy ROTC (2-0)
Delta Sigma Pi (1-1)
Nebraska Co-op (0-1)
Ag Men's Club (0-2)
Rumbling Rama (0-2)
DU's, Beta Sigs Win
Delta Upsilon and Beta Sigma
Psi kept up with each other ih
the league III race by posing their
tnird consecutive wins. Both
looked impressive as they rocked
Alpha Gamma Rho and Farm
The DU's, behind the field
generalship and passing of Tom
Tolen, really went to town in
blistering the AGR's, 37-6. To
len figured in the scoring of
five DU touchdowns, passing for
four and counting the fifth himself.
The final outcome was settled
early as the victors ran up an
18-0 first-quarter bulge on three
Tolen passes. Dick Long was the
target for the first two, covering
25 and 50 yards while Ron Oven-
den gathered in a 15-Aarder for
It was 25-0 at intermission time
as Tolen again hit Long on a 30-
yard scoring punch and then ran
across for the point.
Ovenden heaved a perfect
strike to Gene Gray to boost the
DU's to 31-0 on a play that ate
up 40 yards and then flipped 20
yards to Tolen for the final
tally after taking a handoff
from the same Tolen.
Wayne Frost tallied the only
AGR score just before the final
DU strike as he took a 20-yard
aerial from Bob Anderson and
then sped another 20 to paydirt.
The Beta Sigs likewise struck
quickly in thumping Farm House
to the tune of 26-10. The victors
counted all their points in the
first half on four touchdowns and
a safety and then sat back and
beat off the Aggie try for a comeback.
Farm House grabbed two
points in the third stanza and
added another eight in the final
chucker to round out the game's
The Aggies had a bad weekend
Of it all the way around as they
wound up on the short end of a
Saturday game, also. Delta Sigma
Phi was their master this time by
a 6-0 count.
It was a scoreless battle for
over three periods before the
Delta Sigs struck for their game
winning tally. With the game
approaching a possible yardage
playoff, Delta Sig Darrell Ad
amson flipped a scoring pass to
Gene Eno and that was the
game. The loss practically erased
the Farm House playoff hopes.
brother Don on a 50-yard scoring
pass play that sent the victory to
Charles Wrobleski tallied the
game's first points as he boosted
Theta Chi to an early 6-0 lead,
taking a 20-yard pass from.
Jerry Miller. The Masons
charged right back and knotted '
the count as the Cunningham
boys combined on a 40-yard
Miller's second quarter pass sent
the indicator back in favor of the
losers, Ray Selk grabbing the ball
from 25 yards out and crossing the
double stripe. Wayne Lichtenberg
really sent the TC hopes soaring
as just before the half he pilfered
an Acacia aerial and returned 50
yards to paydirt.
Delts Drop SAE's
Delta Tau Delta "B" turned in
a major surprise by dropping
aigma Alpha Epsilon B by a 7-0
score. It was the first win of the
year for the junior Delts who had
appeared doomed for the league
A fourth-quarter tally decided
this contest, also. Bob Burns
took charge of the issue late in
the game and flipped the touch
down pass to Andy Hove and
the tossed to Jack Parris for
the extra point.
- Acasia Wins Thriller
Acacia climbed into the number
two spot in league IV by winning
a thrilling 20-18 struggle from
Theta Chi. The loss dropped the
Chi's into fifth place.
It was a torrid third-quarter
splurge that boosted the Masons
into the win. Trailing 6-18 in
the third stanza, the Acacians
began the long road back as
Dean Cunningham punched
across from the two-yard line
to make the score read 12-18.
Seconds later Mason Ralph
Nickel broke through the TC de
fenses and blocked a kick that re
sulted in a safety for the winners
and two more points. Cunningham
was back in the driver's seat again
before the end of the period and
this time he connected with
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