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Thursdoy, Moy 14, 1953
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
from The Sidelines
llushers Rank Second
following Spring Drills
With spring gridiron workouts all wrapped up, Big Seven ex
perts are picking Nebraska as a top contender to upset Oklahoma's
hopes to maintain supremacy as conference football champs next
fall , ,
The Sooners are ranked on top, while Coach Bill Glassford's
Cornhuskers are in second place in the pre-sea-gonal
Picked to battle for third place honors are
Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. Sixth and
seventh positions are again favored to go "to
Kansas State and Iowa State.
Without a doubt, Oklahoma must be con
sidered the team to beat for the Big Seven title.
The OU squad lacks several of its outstanding
players, including All-America selections of last
fall Tom Catlin, Eddie Crowder, Billy Vessels,
and Buck McPhail. But Coach Bud Wilkinson
always able to field a talented squad with plenty
of depth, will have a host of experienced and cap- Courtmy Sunday
able material ready to fill the gaps. Glassford
Quarterback Crowder figured to be even as great a loss to the
OU team as was Vessels, scatback who won the Heismann Award.
But this spring Wilkinson moved halfback Buddy Leake to the split
T engineer's post, and reports list the junior back as a worthy
successor to fill Crowder's shoes.
The rest of Oklahoma's backfield will be replaced by ex
perienced hands, with Max Boydston, former end, taking over Mc
Phail's fullback post, and Jack Ging, Merrill Green, Larry Grigg
and Gene Calame fighting for the halfback positions. '
Whether or not the Cornhuskers will prove deserving of their
gecond place label depends upon a number of things.
After utilizing only 20 spring practice sessions in initiating the
new single-wing offense, Coach Glassford's Huskers are still in the
process of gaining polish in play execution. Coupled with the fact
that last year's two-platoon system must be junked, this provokes
a major reshuffling problem.
"Aside from the fact that we've had to conform to a change of
NCAA rules and switched from the T to the single wing, we should
be stronger next fall," Glassford said Wednesday. "Our schedule
looks tougher, and the conference will again be strong, but with no
great injury or scholastic problems, we should be better off than
we were last fall. Team morale is very good," the Nebraska mentor
The NU coach is pleased with the backfield depth which will be
on hand next year. A host of lettermen will stand ready to answer
the call, especially in the halfback ranks.
Tailbacks John Bordogna and Rex Fischer will carry a big
share of the load in the running and passing departments. Fullback
strength is apparent, with veterans George Cifra, Ray Novak and
Jim Yeisley returning. Quarterbacks George Gohde and Dan Brown
will see a good deal of duty as blocking backs.
Other backfield letter-winners, who will join in the battle for
wingback and tailback assignments, are Max Kennedy, Jim Ceder
dahl. Bob Smith, Dennis Korinek and Dirkes Rolston. Frosh and
reserve help is available here, also.
Line depth is not so plentiful, a fact which troubles Glassford.
"We'll be able to field a couple of strong forward walls," he said,
"but a couple of injuries or ineligibilities at any line position would
be difficult to overcome."
Taking into consideration that all Big Seven schools will
strengthen their grid machines by next fall, we're hoping that the
Huskers won't, suffer from these problems. It's a-difficult assertion
to make, but we're backing up the prediction that rates Nebraska
No. 2 in the league. .
Nebraska Baseball Statistics (16 Games)
Plwcr Mb k Pel.
Dick McCormlck 5 8 t .400
Don Bcckar '. 14 8 B .3ST
ViraU GollKk ST IS 1 .3:11
Kay Norsk 48 IS 14 .S04
Jim CedardaM 5 IS IT .188
Jtrrjr Dana 4 14 IS .281
Knd 8nr 68 10 18 .868
Murray HackhaiM K.1 1 14 .2A4
IMrku Kolttoa .... 68 Ztt IS ,SS
OMn Helm 14 '4 8 .240
Pal Malletlt 11 t 8 .250
Vraa Hofmaltr 13 1 8 .231
Dtnnii Koiintk 15 8 8 .200
Dick Olson S 11 .200
frick Chriitoph IS T 8 .182
Cbarlw Wrlibt T 8 0 .000
Walter Flnka 8 0 0 .000
Bob Kremka 1 0 0 .000
Don Muenittr 0 .0 0 .000
Ntbratka Team 5AS 138 13.1 .278
Opponent i . . .829
Ray Novak 1
Fran Hofmaltr t
harki Wrliht .... 0
Dick McCormlck . . 0
Rob Kramkc 0
Pai Mallttta .,
McCormlck . , 0
Milliliter .... 0
M.llette ..... 14
T 118 .228 17T
IP' AB R
8b hr h b bb kb rbl m
00008 0 04
110180 12 8
1 8 0 6 13 0 18 14
110680 18 6
1 0 8 8 4 1 13 4
1 1.8 T IT 0 S 7
6 11 10 2T 86 4 104 85
0 11 8 19 87 3 7 120
ER BH BB BB 80 WP ERA
Hofmaier .... 0
rkrlttopk .... 10
FLAG HOPES ALIVE
Husker Baseballers Test
Buffs, Cyclones On Road
Beerline, Smith Set Marks
Big .Seven Standings
W L Pet.
Missouri ....8 2 .800
Oklahoma 5 2 .714
Nebraska 7 3 .700
Iowa State 2 1 .667
Colorado 1 2 .333
Kansas 2 6 .250
Kansas State 1 10 .091
Following a two-game series
sweep over the Kansas State
Wildcats, the Nebraska baseball
team continues to hold its mathe
matical chance to win the Big
seven conference baseball flag.
With hopes high, Coach Tony
Shame's squad embarks Thursday
on a westward junket, attempting
to continue its present rapid pace
in the final stretch of the confer
ence title race. The Huskers play
two games at Boulder Friday and
Saturday, and wind up with an
other road series, at Iowa State
Colorado is currently in fifth
place in the league with one win
and two losses. The Buffs sport
an excellent non-conference rec
ord, however r- having won nine
straight early season victories.
Tod players for the Colorado
crew are Zack Jordan and Carroll
Ray Novak, pitcher-first Dase-
man lor the HusKers wno nas
been out of action with bursitis,
seems much improved and may
start on the moind against the
Buffaloes in the series opener.
By speeding to a 3:24.8 win in
the final event, the mile relay,
Thane Baker and Co. of Kansas
State swept to a 68-63 win over
the Cornhuskers in a Big Seven
track dual Wednesday.
Beta Sigs, ATO's Advance To
Fraternity Semi-Final Clashes
Pi Kaps, Coco Play Winners Thursday
Friday's game will be at 3 p.m.
and Saturday's at 10:30 a.m.
Third baseman Virgil Gottsch.
who hit five for 10 in the Kansas
State series Monday and Tuesday,
leads the Husker regulars at the
plate after 16 games. Gottsch is
hitting at a .3M cup.
Tops in total bases is center-
fielder Jim Cederdahl, with 33.
Cederdahl also leads in runs bat
ted iivwith 19.
Dirkes Rolston, the Cornhus
kers" diminutive shortstop, has
drawn the most walks, 17.
By BILL MUNDELL
Intramural Sporta Columnist
Fraternity intramural softball
set the stage for their, semi
final clashes Tuesday evening as
two more teams were eliminated
from the battle for the All-Unlf
versity championship. A one
hitter, a dramatic see-saw strug
gle and the bitter cold were the
main topics of conversation as the
Fraternity and Independent tour-
nies headed toward the home
The game of the day was Beta
Sigma Psi's 10-9 decision over
Phi Kappa Psi in the near-freez
ing temperature. The lead ex
changed hands six times before
the Beta Sigs pulled it out of
the fire in the bottom of the lat
inning with two runs.
Trailing 8-9 coming to bat for
their last time, the winners lash,
ioned two walks and a base-clear'
in? triple to produce their, via
tory. Harv Kroeller led off against
Bob Bnttin, Phi Psi chucker, by
flying out to shallow left but the
next two batters, Oliver High and
Owen Otto worked Brittin for
bases on balls.
Then up to the plate strode
Spike Dannehl, the Beta Sig
pitcher, and with a 1-1 count he
laced a fast ball off the knee of
Phi Psi third-baseman Bob Bach
man that bounded iar out oi
reach and High and Otto raced
home with the winning runs.
The Beta Sigs almost had the
game won in the top of the sixth.
Trailing 6-8, the Phi Psi's reached
Dannehl for two singles by Ink
Petersen and Gene Welch. Bach
man walked to load the bases
with two out and Brittin was
faced with a 1-2 count.
On the next pitch Brittin lofted
a high , pop-up to short center that
both shortstop High and center-
fielder Otto attempted to snag. It
appeared to be all over as the ball
settled in High's glove, but the
Phi Psi luck held out a moment
longer, and the slippery sphere
bounced back out and. the three
base-runners scored on the error.
It seemed the Beta Sig cause
was really lost in their half of
the sixth at Kroeller popped out.
Kroeller was so mad at High's
error, it was a miracle that he
even touched the ball, but cooler
heads prevailed and High, Otto
and Dannehl had the answer.
The losers jumped to a first
inning 2-0 lead on hits by Bach
man and Don Frei, but ' four big
tallies in the second put the win
ners back on top for the moment.
Doubles by Rich Eggert and Les
Roberts featured this uprising.
The Phi Psi's put on a four-run
splurge of their own to retake the
lead in the third frame on singles
by Welch, Brittin and a triple by
Duane Rankin. A three-run fourth
put the Beta Sigs back on top
8-6 and set the stage for the fran
tic sixth inning,
Dannehl surrendered nine hits
while walking four. Brittin al
lowed but seven safeties, but eight
walks hurt his cause. Both struck
Welch, Brittin and Rankin each
collected a pair of hits while Rob
erts and Kroeller did likewise for
the Beta Sigs.
Alpha Tau Omega earned the
right to meet the Beta Sigs in th
fraternity semi-finals next Thurs
day as they rolled to a 7-2 victory
over Pioneer House behind th
one-hit hurling of Ken Kunes.
Only a scratch single by Harlan
"Lefty" Glancier in the third in
ning spolied Kunes endeavors at
a no-hitter. The Pioneers scored
both their tallies in the im
frame, both unearned as two Tau
errors shoved the game ' into a
temporary 2-2 tie.
The ATO's got their only earned
run of the fray in the second
canto as a pair of Uts by George
Gohde and Al Blessing, coupled
with a Pioneer miscue produced
the first two runs of the game.
Any hopes the Pioneers enter
tained were dashed in the fourth
frame as three errors and singles
by Dave Jones and Kunes pro
duced five unearned Tau runs and
The ATO's collected six singles
off Pioneer hurler, Bob Murphy.
Blessing and Kunes each drove in
two runs with their hits.
Wednesday's action saw the
semi-finals in the Independent
division between Navy ROTC and
Lutheran Student Association and
between defending champion Ag
Men's Club and Practical Arts.
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Three teams in the Western
league are nicknamed after In
diansthe Sioux City Soos. the
Wichita Indians, and the Lincoln
Chiefs. Many ball teams bear sim
ilar Indian names.
Hobe Jones turned in a double-
win performance on the cinders
for Nebraska, racing to a i:so.a
clocking in the 880-yard run and
winning the mile in 4:32.4,
Wendell Cole, Husker nurdlelpennant.
cio. rct ninno in three ace. skimmed the lzo-yara nigns
sprints, setting a new record in' in 14.8 and the 220-yard lows in
one and tying another, and an-,24.1 to be the other NU double-
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cnorea me nine iciaj j.i CHverv Moon'
clinching event. 1 Dan Tolman was second in the , "very ioon,
The Wildcat speed merchant highs and third in the lows. I'1"'
knocked 1.1 seconds off the 220-1 Other Nebraska winners were
yard dash record, streaking to a Charley Hunlcy, who won the
20.6 win over Husker Bricn Hen-javelin with a 177-1 Vi toss. Lloyd
drickson. He also won the 100 Lathrop of the Husker team was
and 440-yard dashes, tying the third.
dual mark in the century in a complete summary will ap
sizzling 9B performance. I j Fridays Daily Ncbraskan.
Two other dual standards fell, J
with Nebraskans taking credit for
Glenn Beerline leaped 25-5i
to establish a new record in the
broad Jump, and Larry Smith
spun the discus 151-8 to shatter
another field event mark.
Nebraska again was superior
in the field, while track depth
held the Huskers a breath from
the victor'! column.
Paul Grimm led a Scarlet slam
In the shot put, heaving the brass
ball 47-44. Cliff Dale and Smith
placed second and third, respec
tively. Dale was also second in
The Phillies played at a .658
percentage in the second half of
the 1952 National league season,
winninff 52 out of their last 79
games in a futile stand for the
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school, won the prep team title
and Harold Scholl of Central City
the individual championship in
the University of Nebraska's
home-course pentathalon in 1853.
Dick Knaub'of Scottsbluff was
second and Doyle Francis, Broken
Bow, third. No records were
broken by the 76 competing ath
letes whose marks wer forwarded
to Coach Ed Weir.
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Howard Debus of Lincoln still
holds the record in the individual
championships with a point total
of 5,931 scored in 1940. Mitchell,
in 1937, scored the' highest team
total with 18,118.
Babe's Homer Record
With les? than one-seventh of
the current season completed,
there seems to be a possibility
that one of the long standing rec
ords of major league baseball is
4- Ar,BKr. Th. hn.np run record
of Babe Ruth i the, one in the
After 21 ball games, Hoy Camp
anella of the Brooklyn Dodgers
v,a hsttj-d out a total of ten four-
masters. At this current rate,
Campanella should easily top the
record of 60 round trippers held
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