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Wednesday, February 10, 1954
Shooting At Sports
Husker Cagers Musi Win
Against Kansas Saturday
By GARY FRANDSEN
It's rapidly nearing showdown time for Coach Harry Good's
University of Nebraska basketball team. Colorado's impressive
75-67 decision over the Huskers Monday leaves the Scarlet with
no other alternative if they have any desire whatsoever of staying
In the Big Seven scramble.
The "must" is a rugged assignment, especially since it in
volves Dr. Phog Allen's Kansas Jayhawks. To make matters even
more difficult than they already are, the probable do-or-die
skirmish will be run off in the Jayhawks back yard.
To whip the favored lads from Mt. Oread the Huskers' mis
takes must be kept to a bare minimum. Unnecessary fouls and
erratic passing must stay far away from the Hoch Auditorium
floor this Saturday night.
It's virtually no secret that a successful Nebraska offense !
rests almost entirely on the first five of Forwards Willard Fagler
and Don Weber, Center Bill Johnson, and Guards Fred Seger and
Charlie Smith, plus a lone reserve, versatile Stan Matzke.
THE HUSKER attack usually sputters when fouls erase sev
eral of the regulars from the lineup. Good will again more and
likely have to depend on the six "iron men" in an all-out attempt
to get the Scarlet back in the thick of the conference race.
Against the Buffs the "big six" went all the way with the
exception of a few seconds. Colroado, although their bench isn't
the strongest there is, didn't seem to bog down too much with
reserves like Jim Ranglos, Sammy Morrison and George Hannah
Saturday the Huskers will be again meeting a club with
auperior bench strength. Starting for Kansas will probably be
Harold Peterson (6-1) and Larry Davenport (6-2) at the forwards,
B.H. Born (6-9) at center and Dallas Dobbs (5-11) and Allen
Kelley (5-11) at the guards.
Allen has such capable replacements as Bill Heitholt (6-3),
Chris Divich (6-2), Bill Brainard (6-3) and Gary Padgett (6-2)
ready to go if any of the starting five Should falter. Another
excellent performer, Forward Jerry AlwrtS (6-5), has been
repeatedly hampered by the injury bugaboo.
AN ERRATIC display of passing which aided the Huskers in
having a frigid first quarter was the one thing that hurt the
Scarlet the most against Colorado. That, plus some nifty shooting
by Tom Harrold, Burdette Haldorson and Mel Coffman, gave the
aroused Buffe a lead that Nebraska could never quite overcome.
The shocking percentage of Colorado was amazing in the
early stages of the game. Coach Babe Lee's cagers connected the
first five cracks they had at the bucket. During the scoring spree
the classy Harrold cashed In on three jump shots and a layin
while Haldorson tallied with a short hook.
The Colorado defense was at its best most of the evening,
being especially effective aralnst Seger, the Nebraska captain.
It was very seldom when the 6-4 Omahan got a chance to ret off
his, favored one-handed jump or push shot from outcourt
It always seemed tljat when one of the visitors would have
his "cold spell" another would be ready to carry the load for
a while. Harrold, Haldorson, Coffman and Bob Jeangerard all
came through with thirteen points or more in pacing the balanced
But enough of the pas the big thing now is to concentrate
n defeating the JayhawKs this weekend. With a combination
f all the right factors the Huskers can be right back into the
middle of the turmoil in the spirited race for the Big Seven crown.
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Up And In
Courtesy Lincoln Star
Colorado's Burdette Haldor- conquest of the Huskers Mon-
son, a 6-7 center, goes high in day night. Also in the action
the air in an attempt to stop Bm Johnson (5 Colora-
a field goal by hard-driving "7 , u nn .iv.
Fred Seger of Nebraska. The do s Tom Harrold (11) and Don
action came in the Buffs' 75-67 Weber of Nebraska (11).
ATO's, Sig Eps, Phi Delts
All Win In l-M Cage Play
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' All-Big Seven
This is Allen Kelley, one of Big Seven and formed one of
the Kansas mainstays this sea- nation's finest brother acts
son. Considered one of the con- with graduated Dean Kelley.
ference's top ball hawks, Kel- He was the team's second high
ley can play either forward or scorer last season with 323
guard. Last year he made All- points in 25 games.
By FRANK SORENSON
Sports Staff Writer
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Tau
Omega, and Phi Delta Theta
posted important and impressive
wins Saturday on the Coliseum
ThA Sis Ens. current leaders
nf Tnffiie I. foueht .off a last
quarter rally by the fifth-place
Delts and went on to win 35-28.
Tho rnnrhlv nlaved Same saw
only the winner's Dave Brandon
and the loser's Dave Weber nit
ting the nets consistently. Bran
don swished in ten points v,nue
Weber was garnering nine.
Alpha Tan umega sporuns
7-1 record after losing earlier to
ih nnhtn Sic Ens. nipped at
the latter's heels by raUoping
over the Sir Alphs 63-21. Bon
Brown, the winner's high scoring
center, led all scoring by flipping
in 22 points while teammate Al
"Goose" Blessing managed 11.
Pat Lange led the losers with
Behind the scoring of Bill Giles
and BQ1 Ross, the Phi Delts re
tained the top spot in League II
by downing the Beta's 36-28.
Giles threw in 14 markers for
the winners while teammate Ross
had 10. Ron Smaha tallied 12 for
the threatening losers.
Prolific Sam Bell rang up 23
points to lead the Sigma Chi's
to an impressive win over the
Sigma Nu's. The losers started
out strong, staying within five
points of the winners for three
periods. Then with Carr Trum
bull and Bell showing the way,
the Sig's came through with a
Three Lettermen Among
Husker Golf Candidates
Three lettermen are among workouts
the University of Nebraska golf
candidates expected to report to
Coach Bob Hamblet this week
to begin indoor worKoms in
preparation for the coming
The Huskers open here April
3 against Wichita University.
Hillcrest Country Club again
will be the site of Nebraska's
Highlighting the season will
be the annnal southern swing
into Oklahoma and Texas from
April 11 to 17, to be followed
by two matches per week
through the Big Seven Confer
ence championships at Boulder,
Colo, Msy 21-22.
Lettermen back from last
year's squad are Tom Tolen,
Ord, and Dick Lauer, Lincoln,
Chick Batwy, Lincoln, an award
winner previously, may return
to action this season after an
Tolen and Battey are seniors,
and Lauer a sophomore.
Other prospects" are Roger
Gohde, Lincoln, the No. 5 man
on last year's squad; J. Bene
dict, Jefferson, la.; Chuck Jen
sen, Pawnee City; Dick Ander
son, Fairbury. senior transfer
from Doane who was ineligible
last year; Jack Moore and Herb
Mayer, Grand Island: Dick
Beechner, Lincoln; Larry Krel
ger, North Platte, and Chick
In addition 11 freshmen have
indicated they will report for
Bill Johnson, the University of
Nebraska's 6-7 -center, is cur
rently leading the Big Seven in
the scoring department. Big Bill
has 134 points in 6 games for a
22.33 average. Included in the
scoring are 49 field goals and 36
Burdette Haldorson, the Jun
ior center from Colorado, is sec
ond on the scoring chart with
149 points scored in seven games.
This gave him a 21.8 average. In
their meeting Monday Johnson
ontscored his rival, 22 points to
Others high up on the list in
eludLes Lane, Oklahoma; Bob
Waller, Oklahoma; Bob Reiter,
Missouri; B. H. Born, Kansas;
and Fred Seger, Nebraska. Seger
has a 16.67 average having
scored 100 points in six games.
A third Husker, Don Weber, is
also high up on the ladder. Weber
has a 13.83 mark with 83 points
picked up in six contests.
Haldorson leads the conference
in field goals with 63 in 7 games
while Lane, the classy Oklahoma
guard, is tops in the free throw
department by hitting success
fully 40 out of 50 tries.
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This film depicts the real
life story of a Stewardess
her selection, her train
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FILM: "Scotty Wins er Wings"
TIME: 5:00 P.M. Thursday, February 11, 1954
PLACE: Love Library Audiroriurrt
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Big Seven regulations do not
permit intercollegiate competi
tion for frosh golfers, but
Hamblet indicated the Corn
husker yearlings will have an
intra-squad round-robin tourney
and will meet the varsity in a
Kansas Will Throw Two Top-Notch Pivots
At Nebraska's Johnson This Saturday
Kansas, next foe for the Corn-
huskers, is getting considerable
mileage out of a new post-man
who, by Big Seven standards,
shouldn t even be playing the position.
The lad is a needle-thin. 6-3,
170-pounder named Bill Brainard.
He hardly fits the physical pat
tern of conference pivot men, but
he has come along with such an
early-season rush, Jayhawker
foes no longer can relax wnen
B. H. Born, the 6-9 holdover All-
American, is whistled down on
FACT IS three of KU's last four
foes have found Brainard's multi
ple maneuvering out of the key
hole almost as much a problem as
Born's all-round talents.
Brainard, the Newton sopho
more rose from the ranks of the
nameless in the Big Seven tourna
ment finals against Oklahoma.
With Born forced out with a first-
half halter of four fouls, then
waived out of action with his
fifth late in the ..
came on to
spell the dif
ference in a
hard - earn e d
with 22 points, 14 of them on free
throws. The latter figure snapped
the university modern single
game record of 12 held joirttly
by Charlie Black, Clyde Lovellette
Two games later when Born
was sidelined with his fifth in
fraction just 2:46 into the third
period, Brainard delivered with 16
points as the Kansans galloped,
86-69, to bag their second confer
ence win. Against Oklahoma A&M
Tuesday night, Brainard furn
ished seven points in relief while
holding the Cowpokes' two giant
pivots. Bob Mattick (6-11), and
Ken Hendrick (6-6), to an aggre
gate of seven. '
Through the Missouri and A&M
games, the angular sophomore
strung together 13 consecutive
free throws, before missing his
fith Gallagher Hall attempt to fall
one short of Bob Kenney's record
in the 1952 NCAA-title year.
All this from a performer who
Coach Phog Allen originally
planned to retread at forward be
cause of his comparative lack of
loftand promising outside shoot
ing ability. Fact is, Brainard's
effort aeainst OU was his first
collegiate action from the post.
The Cornhuskers meanwhile
will counter with their own ace
pivot man. Bill Johnson who
many tab as the finest center to
perform for Nebraska since big
Bus Whitehead lead the Corn
huskers to a first place tie in
1949-50, will attempt to increase
his conference scoring lead
against the Jayhawks.
Nebraska lost its second
track meet of the season Tues
day night, dropping a close
56-48 decision to the invading
Kansas State crew. The Cats
held a slim 51-48 lead roing
into the final event, the mile
relay, and won that along: with
the meet. Jon McWilliams led
the Huskers with three aeo
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