The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 14, 1955, Page Page 3, Image 3

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Friday, January 14, 1955
What's NU In Sports?
Cage Upsets frequent;
1954 Predictions Astray
ironic as it seems, the 1954-55
basketball season is following in
me exact footsteps of its prede'
cessor, football. If you can recall
the 1954 grid campaign, it was
filled with upsets from the open
wg game to the final gun. Not
to be outdone, the cage season
nas started on the same order.
Just last week Kentucky, rated
No. 1 in the polls, met unheralded
Georgia Tech. If beine the na
tional kingpin wasn't enough to
convince the cage fans that the
Wildcats would have little trouble
against the Engineers, then play
ing on their home court would
without a doubt cinch the argu
ment. The Kentuckians, for many
years the top team in the country,
hadn't lost a home tilt in 129
games. This string went all the
way back to 1943 when Ohio State
dumped the Wildcats 46-43. Since
then UK couldn't be touched on
their home boards. Last week
found the Georgia Tech five dis
regard all odds to defeat them
I am using this game only as
an example of the current cam
paign. Even the unknowns "have
a fighting chance this year. I be
lieve that two contributing fac
tors are the new free-throw rule
and the two halves system. Un
like the campaign of a year ago,
the games are now played under
two 20 minute halves instead of
the four quarter method. The big
factor, however, is the newly em
ployed bonus free-throw rule. Un
der this" plan, any player fouled
under a one-shot violation, will re
ceive a bonus shot if he makes
the first throw. If he should miss
his first toss, however, then the
ball goes into play immediately.
This could be the main stem for
the number of upsets already in
the young season.
A good example is the Iowa
State-Kansas clash at the Big
Seven tourney in December. The
Cyclones were able to down the
Jayhawks in the last half, be
cause of the new rule. This is
just one game, but the others
were under similar circumstances.
Skipping basketball for the mo
ment, lets turn our thought to the
sporting events of a year ago. In
the "recent issue of the Sporting
News, there appeared an article on
the predictions that went astray
for 1954. In January, coach Frank
Leahy made the statement that
he would remain at Notre Dame
as long as the school would have
him. He retired at the end of the
month. In that same month, Eddie
Stanky, manager of the St.Louis
Cardinals, made the statement that
his ballclub had improved so much
that they could go the whole way.
The Cards finished 25 games be
hind the New York Giants. Kid
Gavalin, the Cuban flash of the
boxing world, predicted he would
knock out Bobo Olson, fight for
another year, then retire from the
ring to become a dancer. Olson
turned the tables on the Kid. Gav
ilan also lost his welterweight title
to Johnny Saxton. In the all-star
NU On Road
Open Skeds
University of Nebraska's wrest
lers will make their debut this
week-end with two matches on for
eign mats. The Cornhusker mat
men meet Mankato State Teachers
at Mankato, Minn., Friday night
and go against the University of
Minnesota at Minneapolis, Satur
day. Coach Don Strasheim believes his
grapplers face the roughest sched
ule in Nebraska history. Three of
his matmen, Marshall Nelson,
Kimball -C123 pounds) Jim Owens
(130) and Don Beck, Fremont 137)
will be wrestling for the first time
in competition.
John Crancer, Lincoln, junior let
terman, will wrestle at 147; Arnold
Morton, Oberlin, Kan., junior let
terman at 175; Jerry Stark, Loomis,
junior, 167; Charles Bryant,
Omaha, senior letterman at 177
and Larry Goll, Blue Hill, senior
letterman will wrestle in the un
limited division.
University of Nebraska's swim
mers meet Kansas at Lawrence
Saturday in a dual meet. It will be
the Huskers' only meet in a 20
yard pool.
Swimmers making the trip will
include Hugh Barnard, Ann Arbor,
Mich.; Calvin Bentz, Hastings;
George Boomer, Lincoln; David
Gradwohl, Lincoln ; Richard
Hlidek, Omaha; Tom Houchen,
Lincoln; John B. Johnson, Hol
drege; Wyman Kenagy, Lincoln;
David Lynch, Lincoln; Gordon
Peterson, Auburn; Robert Sand
stedt, Lincoln; Dean L. Stoneman,
Lincoln; William Tagney, Omaha;
Richard Hill, Hastings.
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game, experts picked the National
National League over the Junior
circuit because of the NL power.
The American League downed the
National Leaguers with five homers
and an 11-9 margin.
In track and field events, John
Landy was picked over Roger
Bannister to win the Miracle Mile
run. Bannister emerged victor
from the classic with a 8:58.8 rec
ord, .8 seconds ahead of the Aus
tralian miler. Wes Santee, the
Kansas distance star, who pre
dicted four-minute miles for him
self every time he toured the
track, missed again.
Spike Brlggs, owner of the De
troit Tigers, said the Philadelphia
Athletics would never be at Kan
sas City. In the AL meeting, it
was Briggs who made the motion
to transfer the franchise.
This could prove to be an im
portant week for the NU cage
squad. Two Kansas schools, KU
and K-State make appearances
here. If the Huskers could cop
both contests, they would be in
a good position. However, a Husk
er loss, could prove disastrous.
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PROBABLE LINEUPS sas State Tuesday night. The Corn- able to knot the score 31-31 at
Kinsa Nebraska huskers, whose victory was no halftime. With a minute and a
Maurice Kint 6-2 . F .. 8-4 Rex Ekwall ' , , . . , ,, , .
Gene Eistun 6-3 . .f e-m chuck smith fluke, were clearly superior, hold- half gone in the second half, K-
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John Parker 6-u u s . .6-10 Buei except for a short time at the Huskers soon clfmbed back on top
The hustling Huskers of Ne- beginning of the game and early to stay,
braska, with two conference vie- in the second half. The predominant factor in the
tories under their belts, are now Kansas State grabbed a quick 4-0 Nebraska victory again was hustle,
preparing to meet Kansas Univer- lead in the first two minutes, only Another important factor was the
sity Saturday in the Coliseum. The to relinquish it later. Trailing by tremendous job the Huskers did
Huskers' second Big Seven win 27-19 with five minutes remaining in keeping the ball from being
was a 69-59 upset of favored Kan- in the frst half, the Wldcats were thrown to the Wildcat centers. This
Tumblers Tumble Today
Gymnastic Team Opens Competition;
Gophers, 'Cats In Triangular Meet
The University of Nebraska
gymnastic squad will open its 1955
season today at 4:30 in the Physi
cal Education building. The tumb
lers will meet Minnesota and Kan
sas in the opener. No admission
will be charged for this event and
all are invited to watch the gym
nasts in action.
Coach Jake Geier has announced
the six starters for Friday's meet.
Danny Fogel, senior and captain
of the squad, is beginning his
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fourth year on the team. Don
Hodge, senior, is also starting his
fourth year of competition. Fogel
and Hodge began tumbling while
freshmen were still eligible for the
varsity squad. Bruce Riley is a
junior letterman entering his sec
ond year on the team. Bert Linn,
also a returning letterman, has
been with the gymnasts for two
years. Two sophomores, Erv Krist
and Wayne Strickler, are new
comers to the varsity squad and
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will be experiencing their first con
ference action tonight.
A standout on this year's team,
Bruce Riley, attended last year's
YMCA "Athlete of the year"
award dinner, where he was
nominated as the best tumbler in
the State of Nebraska.
After a successful season last
year, and with four1 returning let
termen, Coach Geier is looking for
ward to an even better season this
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J if U i J L
After EC-
almost completely nullified the
Kansas State offensive pattern.
Rex Ekwall, Willard Fagler,
Chuck Smith and Gus Renzelman
were very effective in keeping the
boards clear despite the Wildcats'
superior height. Ekwall came up
with a total of 17 rebounds, while
Fagler got 10.
It was strictly a team victory,
as was evidenced by the even
scoring. With Stan Matzke, Duane
Buel, Ekwall, Smith and Fagler
all hitting in double figures, the
Nebraska attack was very well
The Huskers hit 21 of 57 field
goal attempts for a 33 per cent
average, while K-State hit 20 of
73 attempts for 27 per cent. At the
free-throw line, Nebraska made 27
of 36 attempts, Kansas State 19 of
Kansas will be trying for their
first Big Seven victory of the sea
son. The Jayhawks are ndw trail
ing with a 0-2 record. The prob
able starting lineup will be:
Maurice King, 6-2, and Gene Els
tun, 6-3, forwards; Lew Johnson,
6-6, center; and John Parker,
5-1 114, and Dallas Dobbs, 5-11,
guards.- All these starters are soph
omores except Dobbs, who is a
junior. Dobbs, the leading scorer
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for the Jayhawks, has been side
lined by an injury, but is expected
to be ready for the Nebraska game.
Slight Change
Coach Jerry Bush has Juggled
his lineup slightly.
The five who carried most of the
load against Kansas State will be
present for the opening tip. How
ever, Stan Matzke has been shifted
to guard and Chuck Smith to for
ward. Rex Ekwall, Holmesville soph
omore, paces the Huskers la both
scoring and rebounds. He has
averaged 14 points per game and
has a total of 140 rebounds.
Stan Matzke with a 12.2 average
for 10 games is next in point mak
ing and Willard Fagler third with
11 points pet game in 11 starts.
After 11 games, the Huskers
have a 39.9 percentage in field goal
attempts with 270 out of 676 tries.
Pass And Hustle
Jerry Bush, University of Ne
braska basketball coach, has a way
of forcing his players to pass the
ball in practice.
He stuffs a basketball with rags.
It won't bounce o the only thing
possible to do with it is to throw it.
Improved ball handling, which
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