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Aaj, February 5, 1953
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
Unbeaten Davey faces
est Jest Gavilan
By GLENN NELSON, Sports Editor
Charles P. Davey, B A , M.A. from Michigan State, has come a
long way in one year ot professional boxing but his tremendous
yearling record of 39 straight pro wins might be slashed severely
when he battles for world supremacy in the welterweight division
Th nndofpafivl rnrrot-tooDed southpaw will
have fight fans of the nation on the edge of their
chairs when he meets world welterweight cham
pion Kid Gavilan of Cuba in a title bout Feb. 11.
An audience of 20,000 will be at ringside at the
Chicago Stadium to witness the contest first
hand while a coast-to-coast television broadcast
allows the nation's boxing enthusiasts to view
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tivity on the Husker sports scene honors in the event uy flying over
nvC7 1 at Michigan State, he was NCAA champion fout
I times. He won the featherweight ciown in 1943,
"'J the lightweight title in 1946 and '47, and in 1948
Nelson captured the welterweight championship.
fhe left-hander was chosen the outstanding college boxer In
the nation and awarded the John S. Larowe trophy in his final
three years of inter-collegiate fighting.' He was also the first un
dergraduate to win the award more than once and holds an inter
collegiate record by winning titles in more than one weight division.
Davey turned professional in 1949, six years after Gavilan.
The 27-year-old world's welterweight champion began fighting at
the age of 12 in his native city of Palo Seco,, Cuba. Gavilan be
came an itinerant amateur until 1943. In 1946, Gavilan came to
the United States and became a favorite of boxing fans from coast
Davey is a stand-up boxer who combines amazing footwork
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his style is familiar to millions. His biggest fight was against1
former middleweight kine Rocky Graziano. Chuck danced around
and about the ex-champion completely bewildering Rocky. If he
can cast the same spell over Gavilan, Davey would become the first
champion in history to own a college degree.
fJvilm won the welteweight crown in May of 1951 and will
be defending it for the fifth time against Davey. Gavilan's style
is explosive. The champion throws punches faster than any boxer
active today and can hit from any position. His famed "bolo
punch" is a devastating weapon, his ability to take punishment awe
some, but stili more Important is the tremendous pride that Gavilan
has in the title. v
Davey thus faces his biggest test against Kid Gavilan. Whether
he can get a passing mark is up to the two judges, the referee ana
his fists. In this exam a straight 'A' doesn't count. Only a straight
left or right.
will be a triangular track meet
between Colorado, North Dakota
and Nebraska on the Husker in
The thinclads have been work
ing hard this week in an attempt
to gain their first win of the sea
son. In their first showing this
year, the trackmen were beaten
by Kansas State, 55-48. Al
though this was the first track loss
suffered by Nebraska to the Wild
cats in 18 years, there were stui
some bright spots, according to
Coach Ed Weir.
Wier had praise for many of his
field event men, especially for his
pole vaulters, Jim Hofstetter and
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CLIFF DALE . . . Coach Ed
Weir's strong group of shot
putters it led by junior weight
star Cliff Pale, who threw the
shot 49-3 last Saturday against
the Wildcat thinclads for a blue
Lutherans Drop Newman Club
To Snap Long Catholic String
By BILL MUNDELL the initial half with the Newman
Intramural Sports Columnist ites owning a 16-15 half time mar-
Newman Club came to the end. gin
of a long, long trail Monday eve
ning as they lost a 24-31 basket
ball game to the Lutheran Student
Association. It was the first regular-season
defeat for the Catho
lic cagers in four and a half years
and marked the end of the longest
regular-season streak in IM. bas
Beginning in the 1948-49 season
when Newman Club made its of
ficial entry into large-scale intra
murals, the Catholics have been
unbeatable during the regular
season. Only losse' during that
period came during the post-season
Although never capturing the
big one, the All-University title,
the Catholics have nailed down
. four I successive Interdenomina
tional crowns, one independnt
title and' finished the 1951 season
as the vurtber-two team in the
University. That year, they tum
V'i evprvnne extent the All-U
cnampion Geologists and that loss
came after two overtimes, 57-55,
Their over-all record for the five
years, including the four playoff
losses, one a year, js 40 wins and
four losses, prior to meeting the
It was 'S case of too much Har
lan Skinner for Newman Club as
the little Lutheran forward
pumped in over half the winning
total. 16 points. As it was the
Catholics stayed with the un
beaten LSA'ers for three quarters
and were not out of the contest
until the final two minutes.
It was nip and tuck throughout
A poor third stanza saw them
drop behind, Skinner hitting six
points while Ned and Bill Luther
potted a pair. Going into the final
frame the Lutherans led, 23-19.
For Home Stand
The Iowa State basketball
team, current wonder team of the
Bie Seven, is back home for a
good long stay after a series of
road games which saw the Cy
clones win three and lose one.
Latest blast in that string was a
73-69 win over league-leading
Oklahoma at Norman. Road wins
were also scored over Nebraska
and Drake, while" Kansas State
edged out the nomadic Cyclones,
81-78, at Manhattan.
Coach Chick Sutherland's cagers
will meet Colorado here Saturday
in the first of a series of home
contests which will not end until
March 7 when the same Buffs
will be met at Boulder.
As the Cyclones settled down
at home they are tied for fifth
with Missouri with 2-3 records in
Big Seven play.
After dropping the first
The defending champs made one
last bid for victory during the
next seven minutes and managed
to creep to 21-24 while the win
ners played ball control. After the
three-minute -buzzer sounded,
however, the Catholics became
frantic in their attempts to gain
the ball and the victors padded
their victory margin.
Skinner's 16 points topped all
individual efforts vAile Ned
Luther added seven mrore to the
winning total. Dick Seibenaler led
the losing Newmans with six
the bar at 13 feet. Sommers just
barely brushed the bar at 13V3,
but he still ended up tied for sec
ond with a 12V4-foot performance.
The weightmen also gained rec
ognition as they swept the event
and blanked the Wildcats in that
division. Cliff Dale won the event
with a throw of 49-3. Paul Grimm
was second and Larry Smith third.
Quartermller Brien Hendrlck-
son, who was spiked during the
K-State meet, has recovered and
is ready to go full steam again.
When Nebraska meets Colorado
again in a dual meet April 6,
there will be some new faces in
the running events. Hobe Jones
and Wendell Cole will be eligible
for competition after April 1.
The Buffs received some bad
news when their number two
hurdler, Mark Metzger, pulled a
leg muscle and may miss the en
tire indoor season.
Distance men Lloyd Barlow and
Leroy Clark were also sitting out
practices because of the flu.
The lone bright spot for the
Buffs was the return of dashman
Ron Gray, a sure point getter in
the 60 yard sprint.
The meet gets under way at 4,
p.m. this Saturday on the indoor
track at the East Stadium. I
Five Husker Teams
Slated For Action
Five Hifsker varsity teams are
slated for action this weekend.
Al Partin's wrestlers meet Wis
consin Friday and Cornell (Ia.)
College Saturday on the road,
while the swimmers, gymnasts,
thinclads and basketballers are
host teams Saturday.
Web Emery's swimmers meet
Kansas at 3:30 p.m. Jake Geier's
gym team meets Kansas State and
North Dakota at 2 p.m., Ed Weir's
trackmen race North Dakota and
Kansas State at 4 p.m., and Harry
Good's cageis ;p off with Kansas
State at 7:30 p.m.
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Sophbmore quartermiler Brlcn
Hendrickson, who was spiked
during last week's dual loss to
Kansas' State, will be reaJy for
action when Coach Ed Weir's
thinclads s meet Colorado and
South Dakota Saturday after
noon in a triangular track meet.
Colorado Basketball Squad
Starting Conference Jaunt
Iowa State's rapidly-improving i them out of a last-place tie with
Meanwhile the Methodist Stu
House pulled into a tie for
..d place in league VIII with
Newman Club by handling Presby
House, 28-22. It was the fourth
win in five starts for the Metho
dists and was Presby's sixth
Presby took a 2-0 lead' on Mel
Brydl's lay-up with one minute
gone for the only Presby lead in
the game. Rich Satterfield hit two
straight for the victors and the
Methodists led the rest of the way.
Quarter scores were 7-2, 14-8, 17-
14, all for the winners.
The losers narrowed the gap to
two 18-20 with four minutes remain
oomos nt thft lonn season to Mis- ing but couldn't keep up the pres
.n1,r and Kansas the Cyclones sure. Satterfield and Ray Brooks
have done an about face and won of Presby shared scoring honors
four of five contests. One of the with eight apiece while arym nit
biggest home crowds in years is; for six for the losers and Dick
expected to be on hand Saturday Tyrell garnered five for the win-
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Cyclones are next on the list for
Colorado as the Buffs get back
into Big Seven basketball play
Saturday night at Ames.
The game is the first of a rough
trio of road games which finds
the Buffs at Iowa State, Nebraska
and Missouri in the next 10 days.
Colorado tuned up after a 12-
day layoff for final exams with
a 62-50 win over Colorado A&M
But the Cyclones showed great
imorovement over the weekend
as they passed Kansas State right
to the wire before dropping an
81-78 decision at Manhattan. Then
the Iowans followed up with a
73-69 conauest of Oklahoma at
Norman, a job Kansas, Missouri
and Colorado had been unable to
The Cyclones- also clipped Ne
braska at Lincoln, 78-60, for their
other league triumph in five
games. The Oklahoma win boosted
A major problem for the Buff
defense Saturday night will be
big (6-8) Delmar Diercks, the tal
ented Cyclone center who is cur
rently breezing along at a 21
point clip in conference competition.
Colorado Coach Bebe Lee rates
Diercks as one of the finest per
formers in the conference. Lee,
incidentally, has been impressed
with the Iowa State team since
the Kansas City pre-season tournament.
"They have good .height and
several good, fast boys who work
well from outside," says Lee.
"They dropped some tough games
early in the season but they'll be
awfully rough from here on out."
Buff hopes were boosted by the
performance of Bob Jeanerard
against Colorado A&M.' The 6-3
sophomore flashed the form he
showed at the season's outset
when he was a starter,
Bv HOWARD VANN
Assistant Sports Editor
Thi Kansas State Wildcats,
ranked fifth in the nation and
fovnwH tn win the Bie Seven
Conference basketball crown, in
vade the Coliseum Saturday nigni
for a clash wltn uoacn narry
Th Wo rot? for the smooth-
running Wildcat machine is Dick
Knostman, 6-6 center. Last sea
son Knostmann established him
self as the top scorer in K-State's
long history. Knostma ran up a
total of 390 points in 24 games
for an average of 16.3 per game.
While setting his records, Knost
man hit an amazing overall 68
per cent of his free throw at
tempts. He was second in the Big
Seven scoring race, just behind
Ail-American Clyde Lovellette of
Resides his snoring r e c o r d s.
Knostman was one of the 'Cats
inn rehoiinrlprs with 319 for the
season. He was named an All-
American and to the AH-tsig
Vr-nm TTnoKtinnn's over all per
formance, one would never think
that Dick has trouble with his
eves He has overcome a sight
handicap by wearing contact
team Is loaded with
potential All-Americans. Bob
Rousey, the Big seven s ouxsiana-
inir ennhnmnre two Vears ago. is
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nnur a cert inr anrl Is looking for
All-American honors along with
Knostman. Rousey naa a medi
ocre season last year as he was
lnv Ininries much of the
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time, but tms year ne nas gaiucu
back his sophomore xorrn ana is
Ana nf the Pats torj nlavers.
Jack Carby, a 6-7 lad who
has found the range tnis season,
and Jesse Priscock, 6-5, capably
honla trie fnrwnrr! slots. These
I two boys average 6-6 which gives
the whole front line enougn
height to control the backboards.
Along with Rousey as a play
maker, is a junior, Gene Stauffer,
who has one of the deadliest long
range shots in the league.
The last time Nebraska took a
Koclrof hull viptorv from the Wild-
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cats was in laou wnen iiu upsei
the rlone sheets. 65-63. During the
1950 season tne 'cats ran away
with the Big Seven Crown, nd
they won H again tne louowmg
Looking back a lew more years,
the Wilrifots were still gaining
national recognition. In 1948,
Kansas State finished fourth in
the NCAA play ad m 1951 they
went to the finals only to meet
defeat ot the hands of nowerful
Kentucky. Last season tho Wild
tats finished third in the' final
At the nresent time Nebraska is
tied for third place in the BipJ
Seven race witn tne Missouri iig
erc wi th a 2-2 record. Kansas
State has been beaten by Kansas
for ther only conference loss mis
The nornhuskers have been
working hard this week in pre
paration for the highly touted
Kansas aggregation. In their last
appearance, tne Husners peax
Missouri to pull into their third
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WILLARD FAGLER . . .
Gangly sophomore forward
Wlllard Faelur, who hit 22
points against Missouri In the
Huskers' last outing, will be
counted upon for heavy duty
In his start against Kansas
State Saturday night In the
Coliseum. Coach Harry Good's
cagers need a win to stay in the
Big Seven upper division.
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