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Friday, December 3, 1954
Big 7 Round-Up .
Rank As Earlv
As the 1954-55 basketball season
comes to its start, some surprises
may be in store for the cage fans.
The Big Seven may be in for some
revising this campaign.
In the past, either Kansas or
Kansas State has held the upper
hand, but this year may find a
strong crew of Missouri Tigers
making a bid for conference hon
ors. Returning to the Missouri
school is the same line-up that
caused much trouble for some
schools last year.
Included in the group is big Bob
Reiter, 6-8 pivot man, who carried
a 19.6 average last year to pace a
team with a so-so mark of 11-10
and a third place mark in the con
ference. Other starters returning
are Norm Stewart, junior guard,
Med Park, Gary Filbert, and Lloyd
Elmore. This was the same start-
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ing line-up that upset Kansas in
the Big Seven finale last year 76-
67 to dethrone the Jayhawk five
Not since Bob Stauffer and Bud
HeinneYnan stormed the courts for
Sparky Stalcups crew have the
Tigers been in contention.
Like Missouri, Colorado also has
their starting five back. The Buffs
finished in a tie with the Kansans
last year, and went on to the N.G
a.a. piay-ons where they were
dumped by Bradley. It was on this
basis that the Big Seven changed
the rule from the flip of the coin
on a tie to their present policy.
The five veterans, four seniors and
one sophomore make up the CU
starting five. At forwards will be
junior Mel Coffman and senior Bob
Jeangerard. The center Is Burdette
Haldorson and guards, Tom Har-
rold and Charlie Mock. Top reserve
strength seems to be Jim Ranglos
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George Hannah and Sam Morrison
Halderson led the Buffs in scoring
last year with a 16.7 mark. This
was good enough to lead the Big
Seven in conference play.
Kansas State will also attempt a
return to basketball supremecy In
the league with seven men re
turning to coach Tex Winter. Six
returnees from last years five that
finished with an 11-10 mark and
fourth in the conference are Ken
Poore, J. R. Snyder, Dick Stone,
Jim Smith, Jerry Jung, Roger Craf
and Gene Wilson, who was spark
for the Wildcats in the 1951-52 sea
son. Two big losses to KS via
graduation was Jesse Prisock and
Gene Stauffer. Winter, with much
optimism in his voice, says five
things that will be improved over
the preceding aggregation. More
speed, better ball handling, im
proved playmaking ability, better
defensive potential, and as good or
better outside shooting as last sea
Kansas, starting its 38th year
under the leadership of Dr. For
est C. (Phog) Allen, may find the
road hard with the loss of four of
its five btarters. Gone are Al Kel-
ley, B. H. Born, Harold Patterson
and Bill Heitholt. Only returning
regular is Dallas Dobbs. Other re
turning veterans include Harold
McElroy, Cris Divitch and Larry
Davenport, plus two fine looking
sophomores, Gene Elstun and Lew
Nebraska, with Jerrv Bush at the
helm, has five returning lettermen,
including three starters. Stan Matz
ke, Willard Fagler and Charlie
Smith, plus Gary Renzleman and
Duane Buel make up the nucleus.
Gone from the Husker quintet of
last year is Bill Johnson and Don
Weber, the No. 1 and No. 2 scor
ers on the squad.
Oklahoma and Iowa State will be
for some rough times this year.
Both cage squads lack the size or
experience. The Sooners have only
three veterans returning. Larry
Hamilton, Lester Lane and Lynn
Hart. This could be one of Bruce
Drakes worst years.
Iowa State's cage squad num
bered 17 when Barney Alleman,
two-year letterman reported to
Coach Bill Stranningan.
second gridder to transfer. Larry
Voetberg, sophomore, made the
switch last week. Both were ends
in football, and both will try for
forward posts in basketball.
Strannigan had asked Alleman
to take a rest to let his injured
ankle heal before reporting for
Jack Peterson, highly rated soph
omore, started getting back into
action late last week, too. Peter
son had pulled a leg muscle more
than two weeks and had missed
all scrimmage sessions in that
Strannigan continued to use four
veterans and a sophomore as his
starters, but figured he was get
ting improved play from several
other pandidates. The probable
starters based on play the first
three weeks of practice were for
wards Don DeKoster and Stan Frah
center Chuck Duncan, and Larry
guards. All but Thompson are
seniors while the Roland young
ster is a sophomore.
In addition to Peterson, Stranni
gan singled out Chuck Vogt, sopho
more, as pushing DeKoster and
Frahm, and center Bill Dale as
improving in every practice. Dale
is a junior from Lehigh.
was elected by
h i s teammates
to co-captain the
this season. The
is Willard Fag
ler, senior cen
ter from Har
vard. S t a n has
been a consist-
ant hustler in
his past three
years of com
petition. He has
the reputation of
being very fast
and has a good
eye for the bas
ket f r o m close
in or far out.
Stan is a senior
in the College of
stands 6' 2. Stan
can also double
at the guard
position. He was
the top scorer in
hitting for twen
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Huskers No Pushover
Especially As Underdogs
By HOWARD VANN
Some fans seem to chuckle at the statement, "Nebraska University
is going to play the Blue Devils from Duke in the Orange-Bowl." They
seem to think the Huskers will be beaten so badly the tie-up between
the Big Seven and the Atlantic Coast Conference could be terminated.
The Duke team is ranked fourteenth in the final AP standings just
released. The Huskers were never ranked higher than twentieth in
fact they even had to share that perch with two other elevens. By all
rights and records, Duke will be favored when they enter the New
Year's Day classic in Miami.
Now is the time to point out that the Huskers
were made underdogs in a majority of their con
tests this year, yet managed to come up with the
second best season since Coach Bill Glassford took
over the job at Nebraska. If we took a careful
analysis of the defeats that the Huskers incurred,
it would read like this.
Minnesota-The Gophers were giant killers this
year having one of their best years. Bob McNam
mara was named to many AU-American squads for
his excellent showing throughout the year. It's no
disgrace to lose to a team as powerful as Minne
sota. Kansas State This was a rough contest to lose.
The Huskers did not play their best ball of the year by far,
lost this tilt in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter.
Pittsburgh The Panthers were big. The loss could have been
attributed to a letdown after the win over KU or it could have been
that the Huskers were looking forward to the OU tilt the next week.
Anyway we lost, 21-7.
Oklahoma-Perfection. One word is enough to describe the Oakies
that warm Saturday afternoon down at Norman. Coach Bud Wilkinson
had said himself that the game against NU was his team's best show
ing of the season. A few costly errors in the second quarter turned
the tide against the Nebraskans. Up to this point midway in the
second quarter, the HUSKERS WERE THROWING THE SOONER
BACKS FOR LARGE LOSSES, but after that point, the overwhelming
score tells the story.
There are the four losses.
The Huskers won't forget what they said after the Oklahoma
win. They will make up for that defeat in the Orange Bowl. The
best tonic for a person sick over the Huskers going to Orange Bowl
is an NU win unexpected by many, but not thought impossible by
Win Initial Cage Games
By BOB ZUBER
Intramural Sports Writer
Among the first round intra
mural games, Sigma Alpha Epsi
Ion beat Delta Tau Delta, 37-35,
ATO beat the Sig Chis 61-35, the
Phi Gams lost to the Phi Delts
43-45 and Sigma Phi Epsilon edged
Phi Dchs Win
In other games, Tau Kappa Epsi
lon 31, Cornhusker Coop A, 45; Phi
Delt B 40, Phi Gamma Delta 33;
Beta B 41, Sig E B 32. Cornhusker
B won by forfeit over Beta Sig B.
Other games saw Delta Sigma Phi
32, Pioneer Coop 40; AGR B 11,
Phi Psi B 50; Tau Kappa Epsilon
B 9, Farm House B 43; Theta Xi
B 26, Alpha Gamma Sigma B 23;
DU B 31, Kappa Sig B 22; and
AGR C 34, DU C 22.
Fred Longacre scored 25 points
to lead Theta Chi to a 63-29 victory
over Norris House and Doran
Jacobs scored 13 points to lead a
Zeta Beta Tau 7-25 victory over
Alpha Gamma Sigma.
Longacre, playing his fourth
year for the Theta Chi's, played
hjs usual reliable game completely
dominating the backboards. He is
a two year repeater on the All
University basketball team. Jacobs
was on last season's third string,
In the ATO-Sig Chi game Wally
Reed led ATO scoring with 16
points while John Swanson scored
10. Bob Brown led the ATO re
bounding. In the Beta B-Sig Ep B game
Joe Wachter led the Beta attack
with 10 points, while John Fagan
and Dick Pickett rebcu-led on the
The schedule for the rest of this
week and early next week is as
Btifurday. December 4th
1 p.m. Court 1 l'rcshy House vs. Lu
theran House; 2 Beta Upsilon Mu vs. l'hl
2 p.m. Court 1 AT A. vs. Delta Theta
Phli 2 A.I.K.E. vs. Delta Alpha Thl.
3 P.m. Court 1 Navy ROTC vs. Vets;
2 Phi Delta Phi vs. Dubbers,
4 p.m. Court 1 Delta Tau Delta A vs.
Alpha Tau Omega A; 2 Thomas vs. Delta
Tuesday. December 7th
6:30 P.m. Court 1 Phi Gamma Delta
A vs. Sigma Alpha Kpsilon A; 2 Sigma
Nu A -vs. Alpha Gamma Kho A; 3 Alpha
Gamma Sigma A vs. lirown Palace A.
An College Theta Xi B vs. Cornhusker
Co-op B; Varsity Delia Sigma Phi vs.
Cornhusker Co-op A; Frosh l'hl Gamma
Delta U vs. bigma Alpha l'.psilon 13; btagc
1 I 9 """UK-oak,
Delta I'piilrxi B vi. Sigma Phi E Mil on B.
7:'tO p.m. Court 1 Beta Theta I'l A
v Kigma Chi A; 2 f-arm Houie A ft.
Delta Upiilon A; 3 I'l Kapp Phi A n.
Beta Sigma I'll A.
Ag College Tau Karma Kpsilon B .
Alpha Gamma '.mm li, Varsity Acacu
vi Norris House; Krmh l'hl DeDlta Theta
B vi. Sigma C hi U; Sugc Kappa feigma U
vs. J 'hi Kappa Pii U.
8::u p m. Court I Sigma Phi Epslloa K
vs. Phi Kappa Pil A; 2 Theta Xi A .
Sigma Alpha Mu; 3 Tau Kappa Epslloa A
vs. Thru Chi.
Ag College PI Kappa Phi B t. Bet
Sigma Psi B; Varsity Delta Tau Delu B
vs. Alpha Tau OOmega Ul Froah Beta
Theta Pi B va. Alpha Gamma Kho B.
Turn In Your
Every year at about this time,
after a new intramural football
champion has been crowned and
the season has been completed, an
all University intramural football
team is chosen. The time for the
selection of the team has arrived.
This year, as in past years, there
will undoubtedly be many differ
ing opinions of which athletes are
qualified to be placed on the team.
In order to be as fair as possible,
this reporter will select the imag
inary team from all-opponent
teams chosen by each individual
All team managers should send
a list of the all opponent team,
chosen by his team to The Nebras
kan not later than 5:00 p.m. Fri
day. In addition to this, recom
mendations for members from the
manager's own team should be in
cluded. Along with the All University
team, to be announced next week,
will be the final standings of the
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Win AP Mention
Six football players from Ne
braska colleges were named to the
Associated Press Little All-Ameri-
can football team.
Roger Higgins, Wayne tackle and
all-Nebraska College Conference
player, was named to the third
Five other players were giveri
honorable mention. Of these, four
are from the Nebraska College
Conference. They are:
Ken Clark, Peru fullback; Fred
Applegate, Peru center; Chuck
St i c k e 1 s, Hastings quarterback,
and Hilly Beck, Hastings end.
Wally Beck, star of the Seward
Concordia entry in the Central
Church College Conference, was
the only non-NCC player named. I
By DAN CAMPBELL
Sports Staff Writer
Jerry Bush's Cornhusker cage
squad looked promising Tuesday
as they defeated the scrappy
frosh, 69-57. In an additional 20
minute period after the regulation
game, the varsity ran the score
up to 103-76.
Coach Bush, without a "big
man," is initiating a new style to
compensate for this disadvantage.
The new attack features speed.
hustle and slick floor play.
Bush commented that the Husk
ers looked good in spots, but said,
"We'll get better and we'll give
somebody a rough time."
Stan Matzke, Lincoln co-captain,
was top man on the scoring to
tem pole. Matzke hit nine field
goals and two free throws for 20
Ekwal! Rebounds ''
Chuck Smith and Rex Ekwall
were very effective rebounders.
These three," along with Willard
Fagler and Norm Coufal, com-'
prised the starting five. However,
substitutions were frequent and
all members of the varsity saw
The freshman squad showed
considerable promise. They led
the varsity several times during
the first half and were not com
pletely subdued until the fourth
quarter, when the upper-classmen
started to pull away.
The frosh were led by sharp
shooters Jim Kubacki, who scored
13 points; Mark Thompson, with
12, and Gary Ruck, with 10.
Here's how they scored:
Varsltr (69) Fruhmea (XTi
Boich l 0-1 1 Arwood 0 0-0 1
Kckwall 1 3-5 1 Smidt 4 0-0 1
Smith 3 3-4 0 Hudson 0 0-1 1
Penzelm'n 3 2-3 2 Kuhackl 5 3-4 3
Fagler 5 1-2 2 Thorn 2 1-2 4
Gibson 3 0-1 0 I.ce 1 1-2 2
M.iuke 9 2-2 0 Nanneit 0 2-2 3
Wella 0 0-1 2 Thompson B 0-0 1
Roy 0 1-3 1 Reimeri 0 4-4 0
Doeble 1 O-l O Ruck 4 2-2 0
Puel 1 0-1 1 Tonu 0 0-0 1
Coufal 2 3-3 0
Totals 27 15-27 10 Totals 22 13-17 IS
Halftime score: Varsity 33, Freshmen 30.
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