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Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1954
Orwig, Bush, Lee
Rake NU Hopes
By HOWARD VANN
Sportsminded Nebraskans had many things to talk about this
ynsi summer as uiey reviewed the situation not, only at the Uni
versity but also on the national SCPIIP
Locally, fans saw the athletic set-up at the University take on
an entirely new look with four major personnel changes that took
First came Bill Orwig, the new athletic director from Michigan.
Bill had been a football coach at UM and the 1954-55 season is
the first one in seven years that he has not been on the football
practice field in some coaching capacity. He accompanied the '51
Michigan eleven to the Rose Bowl when Michigan came from
behind to beat California, 14-6. He knows football and can easily
understand the problems that a coach has to face. He is enthusi
astic about putting NU back into the national sportslight as soon as
The new head basketball mentor could easily be mistaken for
one of the players. His name is Jerry Bush, and he is one of the
most personable guys that you would ever want to meet. He comes
to us from Toledo. His own accomplishments as ail-American and
all-professional basketball player speak for themselves. One sign
of a good coach is how well he can teach and lead men. The
basketball players think he has both of these qualities.
Jerry Lee, a name familar to many Nebraskans, is the new
track coach. Jerry coached many Grand Island high school cham
pionship teams, and many boys that have come to NU from GI
have showed what coaching can do. Bob Reynolds is one example
of Lee's product.
Don Strasheim, already a member of the NU coaching staff,
is going to take over the duties of head wrestling coach.
Big Red Club
Along with the new grant-in-aid program, NU can look to the
future with a little more optimism, instead of scimping on a very
limited aid set-up. The Huskers adopted a more rounded program
to help the athletes through school. Athletics take a lot of time to
train for and this program allows the boy to devote the necessary
time to training without having to worry about financial troubles.
A full grant-in-aid consists of room, board, tuition, the loan of books
and the opportunity to work on a job for $15 a month.
The Miracle Mile
The four minute mile, only a dream in the '20's, was run four
times this summer. Probably the most memorable event was the
"miracle mile," ran in the Empire Games in Canada when Roger
Bannister and John Landy both ran the mile under four minutes.
It was nationally televised in the United States from Canada and
was truly a memorable event for those who saw it.
Subway Series Out
With Cleveland clinching the American League pennant, the
possibility of another all New York world series was eliminated.
Casey Stengel made a good race of it right down to the wire, but
"failed" in his attempt for six straight pennants. Even with the
tremendous hitting of the National League contender in the series,
It looks like the American League champions will take the world
championship again in less than seven games on superior pitching.
The players think that they have a good team. They have nothing
but the best to say about 'their backfield and although the line is
small compared to some of their opponents' lines, they still think
that they can win more games than the experts give them credit for.
The freshmen have been working out for over a week now
but the call is still out for any boys that want to try out for the
team. In their first contact work Jerry Brown, Jim Schwartz, Rodger
Van Haaften and Dick Prusia ran well for the backs and Dick
Klieber and Bob McIntyre stood out in the line.
Big Seven Shines
Missouri, representing the Big 'Seven Conference, went all the
way this summer in the College World Series held in Omaha. The
Tigers were the sentimental favorites, but no one actually expected
them to go all the way. Michigan appeared to be the powerhouse
that everyone had to beat. The Wolverines did come out with a
powerhouse but Missouri packed more pitching than the Big Ten
representative and went on to cop the title game from tiny Rollins
The Best In Sports
In closing my first column, I want to say that I will try my
best to bring you, the readers, the best in sports reading. I have a
tine sports staff working with me this year and along with the
new set-up in the athletic department comes a new set-up in your
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Willie Greenlaw has showed that
he likes to keep driving when
he gets the ball under his arm,
Slated for action this Saturday,
Willie should show some of the
power that everyone has been
talking about. Willie is just one
of the fine sophomore players
on this year's squad.
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Ron Clark, veteran NU gridder, has showed that he has not lost
has returned to the Nebraska any of the tricks that he had
football team after being away ZtlTv by break
i int0 the starting lme-ups m fall
from schl for two years. Ron practice.
Coach Jerry Lee announced that
there will be a meeting at 4:30,
Wednesday, September 22, at the
bleachers in the indoor stadium
for all men not participating in
football, but interested in cross
country and track and field any
time during the year.
The athletic department also an
nounced that all students who plan
on trying out or participating in
any sport (not intramurals) must
have a physical examination be
fore equipment will be issued to
them. The last call for physical
exams will be on Tuesday, Sep
tember 28 at 7 p.m. in the field
house. These students include
those freshmen and uppermen go
ing out for wrestling, swimming,
gymnastics, tennis, basketball,
football, baseball, or track.
IM Managers Meeting
Scheduled For Tonight
By SHERIW NEFSKY
Intramural Sports Writer
The first intramural managers
meeting will be held Sept. 21 at
7 p.m. in the Physical Education
Managers for fraternity, church,
independent, dormitory units and
Ag College teams are urged by the
IM department to be present.
Among the topics to be discussed
will be the year's schedule and
The entry dates for the different
sports are as follows: Touch foot
ball, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m.; fall ten
nis, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m.; fall golf,
Sept. 24-25 and 26; basketball free
throws, Oct. 4th to the 8th, at 4
o'clock to 5:30 p.m.; cross country
run (lVsmiles), Oct. 2fith, at 5:15
and basketball and golf, Oct. 18th
This year .only singles in tennis
will be played during the fall sea
son. Doubles will be played in the
spring. All interested students may
enter, except those who are "N"
winners at the university. In the
line of playing equipment, each
player will furnish his own tennis
balls and rackets and have the
Each player must furnish three
new tennis balls for the tourney,
and at the end of each match,
the winner will retain the three
unused balls and the loser will
keep the three used balls.
The organization who wins the
championship will receive the team
will be presented with a medal, and
trophy. The individual champ
all finalists and semi-finalists will
Qualifying dates for the fall golf
tourney will be Sept. 25th and the
26th at 8 a.m. All regularly en
rolled male students are eligible to
play except those who have their
golf letters or those specifically
barred by Varsity coaches of other
In the basketball free throw elim
ination tournament all interested
students may enter the first round,
except basketball award winners.
Each man will complete 50 free
throws. He will wear basketball
shoes or shoot in his stocking feet.
A man may represent only one or
ganization. The men with the best
32 qualifying scores will be in the
first flight; all others will be ar
ranged in similar flights of 32 men.
The team championship will be
determined by points awarded in
the elimination tournaments.
At the end of the tournament a
team trophy will be awarded to
the organization winning the cham
pionship. To the individual cham
pion will go a medal, and certifi
cates will be given to finalists and
Comhusker Eleven Preparing
For Minnesota Tilt Saturday
The polishing process has be
gun In the camp of the Corn
huskers as Coach Bill Glassford's
University of Nebraska football
team prepares for the season's
opener' against Minnesota at
Minneapolis, Sept. 25.
Coach Glassford said that he
planned to try again the two-unit
plan, using his first string the first
quarter and substituting a new
team as the second quarter gets
Most of the rough work is out
of the way and the tapering pro
cess has begun. The only rough
work this week will be Wednesday.
The Nebraska lineup which will
face the Gophers is still In doubt.
As it stands at the moment, there
is but one sophomore, Willie Green
law of Portland, Me., getting the
call with the first string at right
Willie is a 194-pounder who pas
ses and kicks from the left side.
He has shown a slow-go pace
when carrying the ball which re
calls the style of running that
made Bobby Reynolds the nation's
top scorer tr. 1950, b record which
still holds with 157 points.
Greenlaw sets up biocks for his
mates just as Reynolds did, and
has the quick acceleration which
enables him to slide past tacklers
who, as will the spectators, mis
judge his speed.
The remainder of the tentative
backfield finds Dan Brown, a sen
ior from Sioux Falls, S. D., at
quarterback; Ron Clark, a senior
from Ravenna at left halfback and
John Edwards, North Platte jun
ior at fullback.
Clark lettered at Nebraska in
1949 and 1950. He returned this
summer after a 3-year service
tour with Uncle Sam.
Bob Smith, senior fullback from
Grand Island, will be ready for
this week's test. He was top aver
age ground gainer in 1953 with an
average of 5.2 on 136 carries.
Bob Oberlin, senior center from
West Allis, Wis. and game cap
tain for the Minnesota contest, is
getting the call at the pivot posi
tion with Charlie Bryant, senior
from Omaha, and Bob Wagner,
senior from Linclon, at the
guards; Bill Holloran, senior from
Schuyler and Don Glantz, senior
from Central City, at the tackles;
Jack Braley, junior from Miles
City, Mont., and Andy Loehr, sen
ior from Turtle Creek, Pa., at
Coach Glassford's hope for a
two-unit assault may be realized
this season. He tried it a year
ago but the second unit collap
sed and he was forced to return to
his 11 top players, spelling them
as he could throughout the game.
One of the problems facing the
staff is to locate a place kicker.
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Center Bob Oberlin Is the top
place kicker but the staff has been
unable to find a snapperback who
can move In to relieve him. The
opener against Oregon a year ago
continues to haunt the Husker
staff. Three different centers snap
ped the ball back over the heads
of Dunters and all proved costly.
During Saturday's scrimage Bob
Smith ran well for the backfield
while Don Glantz was blocking
hard on the line.
Pictures of the scrimage dis
closed that the team ar a whole
was doing everything a little bet
ter than a week ago. The line was
starting faster and better, and the
defensive play was much improv
The team still plans a little
more work on pass defense beor
The team leaves Friday aftei
noon for their opening game a
gainst the Gophers.
New Financial Aid Program
Adopted For NU Athletes
By MAX KREITMAN
Sports Staff Writer
As the 1954-55 athletic season be
gins September 25, two new faces
will be seen In the Nebraska
sportslight. They are William Or
wig, who is assuming the position
of athletic director and Jerry
Bush, new head basketball men
tor. Orwig comes to Lincoln from
the University of Michigan and
Bush from Toledo U.
In addition to these two men,
another new policy is being added.
It is called the Grant-in-Aid fund
for Comhusker athletes. From this
athletic fund, there is hope of a
new era of champions at Nebraska.
The Cornhuskers are now in the
midst of building its athletic foun
dation back on a winning level. In
the past, they have tried to re
ceive the cream of the crop with
very little financial aid. But with
this form of scholarship being
used throughout the Big Seven,
Nebraska found that it could not
afford to operate under an inde
pendent system and still finish
high in Big Seven play.
The new policy fits right in with
the rebuilding work going on at
the University, They can now hope
to gain more of the abundance of
the high school crop and returns
they enjoyed during the pre-war
The scholarship has been highly
approved by the Chancellor, the
Board of Regents, and the Athletic
Director. The aid stays within
the limits of the Big Seven Confer
ence and the National Collegiate
One member of the athletic
board who has high hopes for this
new program is Orwig. The new
athletic director thinks that this
aid will draw the athletes that
can help the Comhusker cause.
All people who would be in
terested in writing sports for
the NEBRASKAN are asked to
contact Howard Vann at the
NEBRASKAN offices in the
basement of the student union
today at three o'clock. This is
a fine opportunity to meet the
braska athletic teams. Writers
with experience are especially
wanted but those without ex
perience are also welcome.
Orwig stated that for in athlete
to be eligible for this aid, he must
rank in the upper two-thirds of
class or earn a rank of at least
50 on tests for entering freshman
class of the institution on the A
C. E., the Ohio psychological ex
amination. Then, in order to con
tinue with the scholarship as an
upperclassman, the student must
have completed a minimum of 24
academic hours In the two pre
ceding semesters and have at least
60 per cent of his total credit
hours "C" or above. The distri
bution of 109 grants awarded will
be as follows:
74 for football; 20 for basketball;
12. for track;. 3 for baseball.
Bill Glassford, head football
mentor, beams at the acquisition
of the fund. In football, where 53
scholarships were offered in pre
vious years, now 74 may be given.
This figure represents a differ
ence of 19 more men who will be
able to participate. Basketball
coach Bush and baseball coach
Tony Sharpe both agreed that it
was a wonderful plan.
The consensus of opinion among
the athletic men on the campus,
is that Nebraska is on her way
back up to the top in Big Seven
First Meetings Set For
Gymnastic, Tennis Men
All varsity and freshmen tennis
players are to report to the Phy
sical Education Building, Thurs
day, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., for their
first meeting of the year.
MEN INTERESTED in gymnas
tics are to report to Coach Geier,
Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. in Room 104
of the P. E. Building.
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