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Wednesday, December 10, 1952
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Cage Offense PJeeJs
Ml Control Emphasis
An Understatement . . .
In Tuesday's issue of The Daily Nebraskan, there appeared the
understatement of the year. The headline read, "Husker Cage
O'fense Must Improve Good." The lead sentence read, "It was def
initely typical first game." May we at this point heavily under
line th word definitely. For the most part, the biggest problem for
tho Huskers was control of the ball. Poor passes and very poor
ys nriDDiing sioppea many potential nusKer scores,
, not to speak of the high school type of aggressive
, play displayed by the Sodaks. Very seldom did
Huskers display an organized offense.
'4 However, we do believe the Huskers will
oe Diessea uus year witn capable nrst line re
serve strength. Behind the first five, com-
posed of Willie Fabler, Stan Matzke, Bill John
j son, Joe Good, and Fred Seger, will be an
equally potent quintet made up of Paul Fred
strom, and Don Weber, Gary Renielman, Ron
Smaha and Jerry Sandbulte. Watch for some
outstanding play by Weber and Sandbulte.
True we can't Judge by the performance of
the Huskers in one same against a weak team.
However, the real test will come against a national power at Min
neapolis, Saturday, in the form of the University of Minnesota. On
the side, we believe this year's team has great potential and will
definitely be heard from before the Big Seven race is over.
High Goals ...
This year's edition of the Nebraska cage squad will be faced
with a great number of almost uiyurmountable goals; not only in
outstanding oponents, but also in school records.
As far as individual records are concerned, Husker scorers
will be aiming for the three season point total mark of 821 points
set by Jim Buchanan. Buchanan also holds the record of 400
points scored in one season. Bob Pierce, with 29 points, holds
the record for the most points scored in one rame (against South
Dakota In 1951). The three remaining records are held by Mil
ton "Bus" Whitehead. "Bus" hit 12 of 17 field goals in one game,
meshed ten of ten free throws In one game, and with eleven, at
tempted the most free throws.
Team records are also very impressive. The greatest i.umber of
points scored in one game against Western Reserve when the
Huskers scored 83 counters. Against Iowa State in 1949, the Husk
ers scored 85 points In an overtime game. Also against Western Re
serve, Nebraska set a field goal record with 34. Against Idaho, in
1949, the Huskers made the most free throws, 26, artd also attempted
the most free throws, 42. Thirty-four fouls were the most com
mitted by a Husker opopnent in a regulation game.
Second Besf . . .
Nebraska's 1952 football record of five victories, four losses,
and one tie was the second best since the Cornhuskers 1940 Rose
Bowl team. In 1940 the Huskers had an 8-1 regular season rec
ord and then lost to Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Coach Bill Glass
ford's 1950 edition had the best post-Rose Bowl mark with six
wins, two defeats and a tie."
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SOPHOMORE STARTER . . . Stan Matxke, one of two soph reg
ulars on the Husker basketball team this season, will be counted
upon heavily Saturday night when Nebraska plays at Minneapolis.
Matzke was among the top five scorers last year for the Husker
team, lettering as a freshman. He will be starting against a Min
nesota team which has been picked as fifth In national rJre-season
S. Al MM't Cluk
, By BILL MUNDELL
Intramural Sports Columnist
Beta Theta Pi Joined the grow
ing ranks of All-University cham
pions Monday as the Beta splash
ers captured the 19S2-S3 Swim
ming title. The champs rang up
a total of 65 points in the nine
events, winning five and gaining
the top two individual perform
ers. Their nearest competitor was
Alpha Tan Omega which net
ted 52 points for runnerup spot.
Tim Anderson of the Betas was
named tops for his individual
performance during the meet.
Anderson's feats included the
winning of three events and es
tablishing one new meet record.
His victories were registered in
the CO and 100-yard ' freestyle
events and the 100-yard breast
stroke. He had previously set a
new mark in the breast-stroke
preliminaries with a blazing
1:12.2, although his winning time
la the finals was 1:18.2.
Dlok Hill was named runner
up in the Individual showings.
Hill walked away with two
firsts, Including one record and
swam with the third-place Beta
team In the 200-yard freestyle
relay. His Individual victories
were rung-up In the 220-yard
freestyle and the 75-yard Indi
vidual relay, his latter per
formance setting a new I-M
record by one-tenth of a second.
The other firsts in the All-U
meet were conned bv Bill Doucr
las of Sigma Nu in the 100-yard
backstroke and Gene Cotter of
Alpha Tau Omega in the diving.
Sigma Nu and Alpha Tau Omega
Billy Vessels, Oklahoma's sen
sational halfback who won the
Heisman Trophy and the Cleve
land Touchdown Club award as
the nation's outstanding player
for the 1952 season, won another
honor this week.
The United Press poll of
sportswriters and broadcasters
as Player of the Year and Back
of the Tear.
With a total of 260 votes cast,
for Player of the Year, the
Sooner received 37 votes against
26 for Jack Scarbath, Maryland's
tricky quarterback; 23 for Don
Moomaw, UCLA linebacker; and
22 for Paul Giel, Minnesota half
back. He also won the Back of the
Tear title with a much more
overwhelming margin, retting
75 votes to 30 for Scarbath and
27 for Giel.
NU Cagers Travel To Mighty
Gopher Stronghold Saturday
By TOM BECKER iTen conference title and finish I field Gelle and Reed at forwards,
Snorts Staff Writer I fifth nationally. Kalafat at center and Mencel and
The Nebraska Cornhuskers willl In addition to Kalafat, the Ma- Benett at guards.
won the two relay events, tne
Nu's in the 130-yard medley re
lay and the Taus in the 200-yard
The Slg No trio or Bill Black.
Art Dobson and Ron Horst cap- i
tured the 150-yarder In the
time of 1:42.6, nine and a half
seconds shy of the record of
1:33.1 set in 1946 by Klnsie,
Helns and Campbell, Independ
ent swimmers Bob Sandstedt,
Bob Eno and Larry Jones took
second place in this event.
The Tau splashers won the 200-
yard freestyle relay in the time
of 1:54.2. The foursome com
posed of Cotter, Jack Trabert,)
Bob Stone and Norm Watkins
were 1.4 seconds off the meet
mark of 1:52.8 set in 1947 by
Kanamine, Hill, Lambert and
Craren. The Independent entry
was only a half-second behind
the winning Taus. Swimming in
this group were Larry Jones,
Dave Gradwohl, Jim Weeks and
Behind Hill's record-break
Ing performance In the 75-yard
individual medley came Jack
Naurhton of Presby House
while Hugh Barnard of Delta
Upsilon followed Hill In the
Barnard also eaptured second
behind Anderson In the ' 100
yard free while Anderson beat
out Douglas of Sigma Nu In the
breast-stroke and ATO Wat
kins in the 50-yard free.
Following Douglas in the back
stroke was Tau Scanlon and be
hind Cotter in the diving came
Don Hewitt, another ATO.
The complete results of the
four-day meet were:
150-yard Medley Relay
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travel to Minneapolis Saturday to
tangle with mighty Minnesota.
Nebraska slid past the South
Dakota Coyotes in the season
opener, 65-53, relying mostly
on reserve strength.
The Golden Gophers.i on the
other hand, swamped a highly
regarded Bradley, 79-63, and hit
Minnesota's big scoring threat
Is junior Ed Kalafat. The six
foot six-Inch center led the
Gopher scoring parade with 349
points last season to end ninth
in Big Ten scoring.
In pre-season polls, the North
men are scheduled to win the Big
roon and Gold has seven other
Robert Gelle, Charles Mencel,
Earl Johnson, Charles Bennett,
Glen Reed, John Wallerius and
Last year, Oze Cowles
quintet finished third in the
Western Conference behind Illi
nois and Iowa.
The Gophers piled up a sea
son's record of 15 wins and seven
losses, playing 14 conference
games arid eight non-ebnference
Coach Cowles will probably
Missouri's Bachfield Switch
Cue To Tiger Grid Success
ti. - a 4Vii hot r.narh Don run in the Kansas game, to nullify
Faurot is not opposed to change! Kansas first score just two plays
else his 1952 Missouri lootoaii earner.
team might never have charged
down the home stretch, winning
four of its last five games for a
second-place finish in the Big
For the past two years now,
Faurot has scorned a stand-pat
role when his offense lagged.
His '51 Tigers were getting no
where with their Split T attack,
an offense devised by the skip
per himself. So the skipper, sen
timent be hanged, took up with
new formation the spread,
. and Its passing threat Spread
aerials helped beat Nebraska
that year, and enabled the out
manned Tigers to count three
touchdowns against Oklahoma
and four times against Kansas
In i.t.uAii rimffl.
TVii. var. the Tieer coach used
both formations at the outset, but
again his offense stuttered. Strate
gist Faurot promptly changed his
hnrlrfiuld horses in mid-season, a
switch in personnel this time;
however, it actually meant a
turn to Split T ground operations;
except for a desperation passing,
game off the spread against wa-homa.
Originally, the '52 bacKiieia ana
Tony Scardino and Jim Hook, co
piloting from quarterback, Nick
Carras at left half, several not-quite-ready
entries at right hair,
and Bill Rowekamp, formerly of
West Point at fullback.
. Midway In the year, Faurot
decided that alignment wouldn t
do. In secret nractices before the
Iowa State rame, Scardino was
made the No. 1 quarterback,
Hook went to left half. Rowe
kamp to right half, and Carras
became the fullback.
This shuffle, intended primarily
to put the club's two best break
away threats at the halfbacks, al
most foundered in the first week
when Hook broke his nose in prac-(
tice. Wearing a plastic mask
the last five games, the Lees
Summit senior didn't miss an oi
fensive play. , ,
Best clue to the Tigers' new
found punch in latter starts was
contained in the team's final sta
Until the change, MImou
backs had been outrushed 1,101
yards to 702 (five games). At
the season's close, Missouri owns
a net rushing yardage of IJ60
1 9K9. fnr all foes.
On an individual dbsis, j
move paid off, too. Ru"
smartly from the halves, Hook and
' Rowekamp turned in two of tne
longest runs from scrimmage in
recent years. With Colorado
threatening to overtake Mizzou in
the game here, hook cancu
yards for a score that put the con
test beyond reach. Rowekamp
clipped off an 82 yard touchdown
Faurot's chief problems this
spring will be to find three
backfield starters for Hook,
Rowekamp and Carras, a set of
tackles to replace four graduat
ing seniors, and a new contin
gent of kickers. Among the
eighteen seniors, who finished
up this year, were Paul Fuchs,
the kickoff and conversion spe
cialist, and Bill Fessler, the
team's No. 1 punter.
EvpeDt at rieht tackle, where
Fuchs toiled for three years, the
entire Mizzou defensive platoon
will return intact barring any
losses from unforeseen circum
stances. Only four of the of
fensive regulars are again avail
ableend Jim Jennings, tacKie
Charlie Bull, center Loyd Brown
and quarterback Tony Scardino.
A f !
Coach Harry Good will prob
ably go along with Stan Matzke
and Willard Fagler, forwards;
Bill Johnson, center, and Fred
Seger and Joe Good at the
The Golden Gophers' home
floor is Williams Arena. The
Arena has a capacity of 18,025,
the largest college capacity in the
United States. .
In the record department, Jim
Mclntvre. lanky center who
Lplayed from 1946 to 1948, set four
records, we aunicea zia poms
in 12 conference games; netted
110 free throws, scored 580 points
during his three years in Big Ten
competition and 1,028 markers
against all teams during his three
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Main Feature Clock
Varsity: "Hangman's Knot,"
1:35, 3:34, 5:43. 7:47, 9:51.
State: "Cattle Town," 1:23, 4:12,
7:01, 9:50. "One Big Affair," 2:34,
Lovellette Still Sharp . . .
Big Clyde Lovellette is on
new scoring rampage in his first
year as center lor the Phillips
66ers. AAU cage squad.
Lovellette has played on a half
of each of the 66ers' 10 games this
season but has averaged 18.2
points. Lovellette and Chuck Dar
ling, former Iowa ace, alternate
at the post spot.
Cyclones Undefeated . . .
A second small college basket
ball team fell to the undefeated
Iowa State Cyclones Monday. Lit- are expected to act favorably on
tie Missouri State Teachers was a committee report which gives
Lincoln Civic Baseball Associa
tion officials must raise $25,000
by Friday if they wish to keep a
Western League team in Lincoln
De-Emphasis Hit . . .
Advocates of de-emphasis in
collegiate football received a
smashing blow as the Pacific
Coast Conference dons were
poised to lift some of their tight
est curbs against recruiting activi
ties. Conference faculty representa
tives meeting in Pasadena, Calif.,
the victim to the tune of 81-57
In winning the game, the Cy
clones set a new school - ring
record. The previous mam was
set against Simpson two years ago
when Iowa State scored 77 points.
$10 A Share . .
Citizens of Lincoln may now
become stockholders in the Lin
coln Independent Baseball Club
by purchasing shares at a cost of
$10 per certificate.
the PCC a "realistic" approach to
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"ONE BIG AFFAIR"
COACH HARRY GOOD ... His
cagers face their real test Sat
urday night at Minneapolis.
The Golden Gophers of Minne
sota, rated fifth in the nation in
pre-season polls, has won Its
first two games this season.
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