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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Thursday, November 20, 1952
More On De-emphasis ...
In !ast Thursday's Lineup we said we would add a second In
ttallmit on he subject oi athletic de-emphasls. Since that time,
a. great many things have nappened which cast new light on the
entire problem. It came in the form of the announcement by Presi
dent Cross of the University of Oklahoma, that Oklahoma would
defy Big Seven rules to play In the Orange Bowl jw"
t Miami, Florida, on New Years Day. p J
As we stated last week, two things have I (
been done by various conferences to de-empha- f f
kIes football. First, they have banned post- I "If
season bowl games (as did the Big Seven) and
second, they have abolished spring drills (as
the Big Seven hasn't done). Neither one of
these so-called solutions will do anything to
solve the problem of de-emphasis rather it will
enhance It and yon can look at the University
of Oklahoma for proof,
i We do not believe that the elimination of
will meet the problem however, neither do we .ase
think Oklahoma did right in defying the Big Seven rules. Rather
it Is another case of a college president displaying a two-faced at
titude toward the problem. They make small attempts to solve the
problem which they truly know are meaningless while on the other
hand they conduct vast programs of recruiting and subsidization to
maintain top ranking football teams.
Once every school is willing to abandon nation-wide recruiting
of football players and heavy subsidization of the same, then and
only then will college athletics reach their normal level and the
problem of de-emphasis will be solved.
We would like to go on record here that if Oklahoma wishes
to defy Big Seven ruling and play in a post-season bowl game,
then they should definitely be dropped from the conference. But
we must also point out that in adopting the bowl ban, the Big
Seven has written a silly and inefectual ruling which might ruin
Inflation Everywhere ...
In a little article In The Daily Nebraskan last week we ' iced
that several years ago. University students were permitted buy
athletic tickets which were valid for all sports, and these tickets
cost only $5. Today we received a release from the athletic depart
ment stating that students may buy their tickets for the remaining
Husker sports at a cost of $3. This added to the $5 students paid
for football tickets equals $8. I guess you just can't get away from
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LEADING SCOKER . . . Billy Vessels, Oklahoma's candidal tor
All-American honors, leads the Big Seven Conference in total
point scoring with 78, garnered on IS touchdowns. .In leading his
teammates to six victories so far this year. Vessels had churned
out 864 yards in 122 carries, tor the top mark in the conference.
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By CHUCK KLASEK (
AssisUnt Sports Editor
The Big Seven's little bubble of
piety has finally burst. The con
ference, which prided itself in
member cooperation and rule abi
dance has finally had its ego
tistical air blasted into small bits.
A short, tut power -laden
speech by the President of Okla
homa University last night to a
croup of demonstrating Sooner
students has shaken Big Seven
officials from their little dream
world. . w
In short. President Georre L.
Cross told the 200 students
gathered on his lawn that If the
Oklahoma football team decided
that they would want to partici
pate to post-season bowl
game, Oklahoma would defy '
Big Seven ruling and play in
the New Tear's Day contest
Cross revealed that Oklahoma
had received leelers from the
Orange Bowl committee at Miami,
Florida, and told the rallying stu
dents that "he would be perfectly
willing to go to Miami for the
New Year's event and take the
Last week Oklahoma refused a
Sugar Bowl bid after, the Big
Seven faculty committee refused
to lift its ban on post-season play.
Aa Inkling of the fact that
Oklahoma might accept a bowl
bid came forth in a news article
Tuesday in which Sooner coach.
Bud Wilkinson made the state
ment that he felt Bir Seven of
ficials would change their minds
and sanction post-season bowl
When Wilkinson made this
statement be well knew that the
Oklahoma board of regents had
turned the entire matter over to
President Cross and himself for
Actually Wilkinson's thought
behind his statement was that the
conference f a c u 1 ty committee
would first sanction Oklahoma's
trip to a bowl rather than have
them drop from the conference.
However, fr 0 m statements
made by various individuals
throughout the confirm", it
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Couftnr Lincol. Journal
WILKINSON . . . will leave the
actual decision of participation
in a post-season bowl game to
the Sooner football squad.
Should the players wish to go,
Oklahoma would be forced to
leave the Big Seven Conference.
appears as though Oklahoma
would not be "begged" to re
main In the Big Seven.
Nebraska's Athletic Director,
George "Potsy" Clark said in his
opinion, Oklahoma should with
draw from the conference "if it
does not want
"It's up to the conference to
make rules and then follow them.
If a school doesn't intend to fol
low the rules, the logical thing to
do is to drop out," Clark said.
Franklin D. Murphy, Chan
cellor of the University of Kan
sas stated that as far as he was
concerned, "the bowl matter as
pertains to the Big Seven Con
ference b closed, at least until
Other Big Se school officials
expressed surpi at the Okla
homa action or wferred not to
make a comment.
In Norman, Wednesday, the
University of Oklahoma football
team scheduled a meeting to dis
cuss accepting a New Year's bowl
bid in defiance of Big Seven Con
ference ban, but indications were
that the athletes would vote down
Coach Bud Wilkinson said he
will talk over the situation with
them. University officials said
that following the team's vote, Dr.
George L. Cross, university presi-
Men's Dorm Is
A headline in the November 1!
issue of The Daily Nebraskan in
correctly read, "Phi Gamma Delta
Wins IM Wrestlinc Trophy." The
Men's Dorm won the trophy by
scoring 24 points. Phi Gamma
Delta had 22 points.
In 1947 the goal for All Uni
versity Fund was set at 813,200.
Thev money was donated to the
World Student Service Fund and
the Community Chest.
follow the dent, will make an official an
nouncement on Oklahoma's stand.
In Big 7 Rush
Statistics released by the Mis
souri Valley Intercollegiate Ath
letic Association show that sev
eral Nebraskans hold prominent
positions in Big Seven Confer
ence athletes. '
Quarterback J h o n n y Bor- j
dogna ranks fifth in rushing
with a net gain of 557 yards in
George CifraJ Boy Beynolds and
Rav Novak are ninth, tenth and
eleventh respectively in the rush
Cifra has netted 447 yards, Rey
nolds, 430 yards and Novak has
gained 342 yards. They are four
good reasons why Nebraska ranks
second in the conference in rush
ing with 2,978 yards net gain.
Oklahoma is urst wun .mi:
Bordogna is inira in me on
Seven in passing with 29 com
pletions in 73 attempts for 528
Duane Rankin has completed
three of five passes for 66 yards
End Andy Loehr is sixth in
pass receiving wnn zuu yaras in
seven snares. i
Jim Cederdahl ranks third in
punting with an average of ay
yards fOr 14 boots.
Eighth place goes to iteynojas
who has 17 punts and an aver
age of 35.8 yards.
Bill Thayer is tenth in punt
returns with a 5.3 average on 11
Bordogna is tied for fourth in
scoring with a total of 48 points
on eight touchdowns.
Phi Delts Club Phi Psi's For
Touch Football Championship
By BILL MUNDELL
Intramural Sports Columnist
Phi Delta Theta "B" success
fully defended their intramural
Bee football laurels Monday as
they thumped favored Phi Kappa
Psi "B" by a 20-7 score and thus
reign ss the 1952 I-M Bee champs.
The junior Phi Delts are thus the
second actual repeaters in this
year's chase and technically the
third. Sigma Phi Epsilon had pre
viously captured the fraternity
A" title for the second straight
year while the Mustangs, who in
body were the same men who
represented City YMCA in winr
ning the Independent title last
aeason, captured the 1952 Inde
The Phi Delt Bees turned on the
steam in the second quarter of the
championship fray to garner the
crown. Trailing 7-0, they potted
13 points in the second canto and
another 6even in the third to win.
The champions never saw
much of the pigskin during the
opening frame. They tarted the
game with the ball on their own
15 and two plays later found
themselves on their seven. A
uick-kick against a powerful
aouthwind rolled dead on the ;
jfhi Pat tan, nowever, and at
least they were -out of a hole.
The losers began to roll, bow
ever ss they did all of the first
stanza. Jack Ladds flipped to
Larry Andersen for 16 yards and
then rounded left end for another1
19 to put the ball on the Phi Delt
30. Two plays netted only six
yards and after a wild pass from
center had thrown them back 13
yards, Warner Olson punted out
on the Phi Delt 21.
The champs got one play. Steve
McKenzie rifled a pass to Keith
Glorfield that never reached its
goal. Andersen intercepted on the
Phi Delt 23 and scampered to the
14 and the Thi T&i's were off and
IjlSS tanned to Joe Smith for
12 yards to nndge the ball to the
two. Another Ladds' aerial was
a clear touchdown but was
dropped in the end-none, but
undismayed, the Phi Psi's grab
bed the six points as Ladds fired
to Andersen. The same two
flic' on the extra point and
the tally read 7-0. Thew we-e
the last moments of glory for
the losers with the exception of
a portion of the final quarter.
Taking over on their 15 and
with but one minute to play in
tho fb-Kt iwriod. the champs began
'a drive that was to carry 60 yards
to paydirt Mc-Kenzie flipped to
I Herb Meissner for 14 and two
lyards and ten more to Go.U K!
before the quarter ended to give
'them the ball on the Phi Psi 34.
I Changing directions posed no
'problem for the victors. With the
aa ot hio bark. McKenzie kept
'throwing and four passes later the.
Phi Delts bad six points, inaries
xiittrrf watered in the first for 18
yards, Glorfield the second for
three while Jim iteisEner em
Meissner took the last two for
seven and six yards. Meissner also
gathered in McKenzie's extra
point toss ana me score wn
ted et 7-7.
After the Phi rsTg were
forced to pnnt on their next
eries of downs, the Phi Delts
were off once more. Taking over
on their own 32, they needed
only three MeKemrie passes to
go the distance.
raif Canek was on the receiv
ing end of the first two, covering
t7 trA eieht vards while Meiss
ner captured the third and went
the rest of the way as the half
ended with the score reading 13-7.
The losers were sua botuea up
on their passing after play re
tter Phi Delt Meiss-.
iner returned a fourth-down Olson
127, the champs struck for tbeirj
The Big Seven Conference's top
offensive and defensive teams
tangle Saturday at Norman, Okla.,
in a same that could result in a
first-place tie for the loop football
Nebraska, No. 1 team aeien-
slvely and second in the circuit
offensively, opposes the powerful
Oklahoma Sooners, offensive lead
ers and second only to the Husk
ers in defense.
A Cornhusker victory, coupled
with a Missouri loss to Kansas
Saturday, would give the Nebras
kans a tie with the Sooners for the
Statistically, here is how the
Nebraska offense (nine
games) Rushing 257.7 yards
per game, passing 79, total of
fense average 336.7.
Oklahoma offense (eight
games) Rushing 293.1 yards,
passing 121.8, total offense aver
Nebraska defense (nine
games) Rushing 120.3, passing
103, total defense 223.3.
Oklahoma defense (eight
games) Rushing 111.9, passing
128.9. total defense 240.8.
Nebraska ranks eighth in the
nation in rushing offense this
week while Oklahoma is third in
rushmg offense and total offense.
Oklahoma will go into tne game
having the Big Seven's two lead
ing ground gainers and two top
scorers. Leading the league in in
dividual rushing are Billy Vessels
with 864 yards and Buck Mc
Phail with 786. Top scorers are
Vessels with 78 points and Buddy
Leake with 68.
The Sooners' Larry Grigg is
the circuit's leading punt re
turner with an average of 20.8
yards on seven returns; Mc
Phail is the No. 2 punter with
a 39.6 average on 18 kicks; Max
Boydston is the third best pass
receiver with 11 catches for 245
yards; and Eddie Crowder the
No. 6 passer with 21 comple
tions in 35 attempts for 463
Quarterback John Bordogna of
Nebraska is fifth in Big Seven
rushing with 557 yards; he ranks
... . . i . fit. t
third, among me passers wiui .v
completions in 73 attempts for
523 yards and is tied lor iourin
with Kansas' Bob Brandeberry in
scoring with 48 points. Husker
Jim Cederdahl is third in the loop
in punting with a 39-yard average
on 14 kicks and Andy Loehr is
sixth in pass receiving with zvv
yards on seven catches.
Probable Nebraska starting line
ups lor tne game:
Offense Andy Lenr ana
Ted Connor, ends; Jim Oliver
and Harvey Goth, tackles; Kay
Curtis and George Prochaska,
guards; Bob Oberlin, center;
Bordogna, quarterback; Bob
Reynolds and Dennis Korinek,
halfbacks; Ray Novak, fullback.
Defense Bill Schabacker
and Jerry Yeager, ends; Jerry
Minnick and Ed Husmann,
tackles; Max Kitzelman and
Don Boll, guards; Carl Brasee
and Veri Scott, linebackers; Dan
Brown and Bob Smith, half
backs, and Chuck Chamley
15! PiM 4rwm tnrf
2.VI2 lard, eime4 nuliia
272 Vard Ih rarf-tnt
2SI Km caM nfcia
112 Panra wtraiptt
4i I'lMm camelett
711 Yardi nme4 paMtng
II rum immepte kr
3(1X0 Total cam
Iti Kamtrin km
S5.7 Paul raM
S24 lardi aaaliu4
PlavCT TC G VI. KelJlvt.
Veislw 4 4 a.o
Cifra SS 441
Kortnri 4 fl It IM
ov f S lit Ut
Kmift 8 II.H t l7
Koraocaa 1 42 lit T
'1-liBMr IT 2 S M
( erdM 21 M T 7
ftolttoa 1 SO 6 44 2.8
Kaattla 4 S 11 -I t
Browa S S 1 .IS -5.3
Bad aait tc 1 0 30 -30
SAO 232 273 231 4.1
Op. S72 1357 274 1083 2.
No. Caught Vdi Return
Novak . .
Hmlla . .
5 1 Thayer
Z Novak 1
41 14(13 S3.T
... 6(1 200S 33.4
No. Vdi. Retain
6 ' 14
Bordotna ..... 73
Alt. Comp. Pet. Intc. TD 1 -d.
4 1 Opponent!
Novak . . .
Thayer . .
112 41 .300 14
163 74 .448 14
No. Caught Vrdi.
Radik 1 23
Curtii 1 13
Cederdahl 1 8
Hewitt 1 8
Cifra . .
Smith . .
23 593 23.7
...30 SIS 30.4
TD At Had Art. Mad TP
Bordogna S 0 0 48
Reynold! 4 20 15 1 48
INovak 4 0 0 84
fl Cifra 8 18
'I;Thayer X 0 18
J Korinek 1 3 8 COS
n Loehr 1 8 8 0 0 S
X Roltto .
J Smith . .
23 83 17 8
12 12 8 8
No. Vdt. Return
0 Reynold! 4
On Injured List
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AVAILABLILITY DOUBTFUL . . . Although Jim Teisley, sopho
more defensive whiz, had made rapid Improvement, he sttal re
main! on the donbtful list as far aa availability for Saturday's con
test with Oklahoma is concerned. Yeisley twisted a knee in pre
tice two weeks ago and since has missed the Minnesota and K&nsaa
Alain Feature dock
Varsity: "Iron Mistress," 1:09,
3:15, 5:21, 7:29, 9:33.
State: "Strange Fascination,"
2:12. 4:44. 7:16. 9:48. "Ladies
The intra-squad game between of the chorus," 1:11, 3:43, 6:15,
the freshman Red and White '8:47.
J; iteams has been rescheduled from
iM : Thursday to Friday. The game
win gei unaer way ai p.m. ui
Freshman coach Bob Faris and
assistant coach Al Partin will di
rect the two squads.
lo look right! Top qtuolity dry
cUaning! Bring your laundry
16th & N
"The Iron Mistress"
COLOR BY TECHNICOUm
HK.O HAAS Ct0 MOORE
"LADIES OF THE CHORUS"
McKenzie tossed :o lea is.ie
vfifr for 25 vards and then to
Capek for the touchdown and the
The Phi Psi's got one more time
to cheer. They showed their old
first-quarter form following the
final Phi Deit tally.
Takinr ever a their 15. they
drove 66 yards in U plays be
fore boerinf down. Ladds ctart
ed the ball rollinf with a two
yard thrust Into the line and
another 12 yards around right
end. He flipped one yard to
Dwhjbt Fritts and then chalked
up another ten throurh the
miArilc u the ouaTtcr ended.
A seven-yard loss failed to slow
them down as Ladds hit Fritts for
1 12 tnd Inky Petersen for seven
!to put the ball on the Phi Delt 15.
Olson took over the running
Ichores at this point and spun
Idown to the 15 and again to the
ten before the Phi Delts shoved
them back another ten yards as
Ladds was trapped trying to pass.
Two more Ladds runs for two
and 14 yards nudged the pigskin
in fh Phi Delt four, but that was
as far as they got John Carr, Phi
Delt lineman, DroKe xnrougn on
the next play and intercepted s
Phi Psi lateral and that was the
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Total ranhlnc ........ .-It 84
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