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Friday February 25, 1955
1 By SAM JENSEN
The tale of a trackman who tied a record and came In second, low
scholarship by freshman athletes, the possible addition of a new foot
ball assistant and the condition of a well-liked
football coach just out of the hospital will be topics
of discussion today.
By the way, a reader of this column' (bringing
the total readership to at least two) commented
on the fact that this was a sports column that
didnt aound like a sports column due to the
absence of so called "sporta vernacular." But,
unless there are too many objections, we shall
continue to call a "track meet" a "track meet,"
not a "cinder contest." It's less confusing to
many readers and also less confusing to the writer.
Uniformed persons might think a "cinder contest"
was some sort of dry snowball fight.
frustration and hurdlers . . .
There are also frustrated athletes, so they say . . .
Take the case of Don Comstock, sophomore hurdler, who came In
two yards behind Oklahoma's Bob Derrick- In the running of the 60
yard low hurdles. The Sooner star broke the existing duel meet record
by covering the distance In :06.8, two tenths of a second under the
Comstock, although second, unofficially lied the existing record of
t07 set by Bill Smuts, Nebraska 1941 and Don Bedker, Nebraska, 1952.
For your Information the Big Seven record for the event Is :06.7 set
In an indoor meet in 1948 by Medill Gartiser of Missouri.
davis improving . . .
Backfield Coach Bob Davis Is now at home after a period in the
hospital. He is reported to be "improving slowly" from the injury
to his back which is described as chipped vertebrae.
Traction is being used on the injury which was caused several
years ago. One thing is fortunate, at least for Cornhusker football,
and that is the lay-up didnt occur during the grid season when Coach
Davis's services are usually in demand.
Columnists on the editorial page of the Nebraskan have mentioned
the appalling decline in scholarship this year among freshman men.
This decrease has had a startling effect in the athletic program.
An amazing number of frosh athletes have dropped, or been forced to
drop, out of school for scholastic reasons.
It is hard to place blame in any one spot, but the situation exists,
nevertheless. The before mentioned column pointed the finger at the
state's high schools.
Unless a supervisory program for studying and tutoring is effec
tively carried out, the abilities of these athletes and the time and
money of the University will be wasted.
Look for the announcement of the signing of Will Walls, assistant
coach at Louisiana State University, to fill the -vacancy left by Ray
Prochaska, former end coach.
Bill Orwig, Husker Athletic Director, has stated that hiring is up
to football coach Bill Glassford, but his approval is necessary. This
means that the Athletic Director still does the hiring and firing.
It looks as though Walls might be in need of a job since the
LSU's head coaching job is vacant and he has no assurance that the
LSU job will be open for him next fall. I could be wrong.
NU Trackmen Leave
For Indoor Tournev
Sixteen members of the Univer
sity track team left Friday morn
ing for Kansas City to compete in
the annual Big Seven Indoor Cham
pionships. This year's meet looms as a
three way battle between Kansas,
Oklahoma and Missouri for the
championship with Missouri the
favorite. Colorado looks good for
fourth place with Kansas State,
Iowa State and Nebraska battling
to escape the cellar.
The Husker best events are the
pole vault with Jim Hofstetter, and
ue ruga jump with Ray Kelly and
Merle BresteL Jon McWilliams and
Don Comstock are capable of pick
ing up points in a fast hurdle field.
Mcwiliiarns also has one of the
leading broad jump marks.
TJw Htmlrm fnaVina The trip: Pol vsoTt:
j mi nonmier, von Blank, Alaa Aden
High turn: Ft ay ltd ley. Merle Tfreniri
Broad 1vm: Jen WcWilliatro, Riy Kelley.
Hirt Hurdtat: McWfllwra, Warner Olson.
Low Hardle: McWilliams, Olson, Txm Com-
ftock. 440 yt dash: Hnen Hendnckaon
Chtfle Gibson, 880 yd duh: Bon Anderson
One-mile ran: Hmk Osmera. Two mile run:
Lee Carter. Relay: Commock, Onnera, An
derson, Gibson, Hendrickson.
Huskers Seek To Climb In Loop Ratings
With Victory Over ISC Saturday Wight
Bush To Start Fagler, Matzke, Buel, Smith, Eckwall
By MAX KRETTMAN
Sports Staff Writer '
Hoping to regain the winning
column after a heartbreaking loss
to Oklahoma last Monday, 78-76,
the Nebraska Cornhuskers will at
tempt to bring their conference
mark to 7-4 when they tangle with
the sixth place Iowa State Cyclones
tomorrow night at Ames. The
Huskers downed the Cyclones, 76-
63, in an earlier engagement.
For Nebraska, a victory would
be sweet revenge for the two point
Sooner setback. The Oklahomans,
down by 10 points, pulled off a
Husker Merrlwell finish to nip the
Nebraskans at the wire as their
big gun, Lester Lane, supplied th?
With 1:05 left, Lane took pos
session and personally controlled
the ball for one full minute be
fore dropping in the tie-breaking
two points to reel off an NU loss.
The loss dropped the Cornhuskers
into a sole fourth place and made
the Cyclone tilt a must win to stay
within close distance of second or
ISC Coach Bill Strannigan will
open with Chuck Vogt and Stan
Frahm at forwards, Chuck Dun
can at center and Gary Thompson
and Larry Wetter at guards. Dun
can, the 6-6 senior pivot, is leading
the ISC scoring with a 22 point av
erage in 16 contests.
Sophomore Thompson has been
a big surprise for the ISC five,
averaging a respectable 16.5. The
little Cyclone guard was tabbed as
one of the Finest sophomores in the
Big Seven. Larry Wetter is an
other Iowan in the double figures.
He is averaging a solid 10.5.
In the conference, the Cyclones
have had the ups and downs, los
ing eight out of their first 10 con
ference tats. Only Nebraska and
Colorado remain on the ISC agen
da. Their two wins have come at
the expense of Kansas and Okla
homa. la the OU win, the Staters
broke a conference mark when
they ran past the down-trodden
For the Nebraskans, the same
line-up will probably be employed
for the ISC tilt that has carried
them through much of the season.
However Norm Coufal has been
making a bid to take over the
starting berth from Duane BueL
Against the Jayhawks, little Cou
fal held the KU big gun, Dallas
Dobbs, to a mere five points.
He did a good job of putting the
blanket of Lane, too. Willard Fag
ler, Stan Matzke, Rex EkwaS and
Chuck Smith will probably fill in
the starting five. Gary Renzleman
could be a possible starter in
place of Smith.
One more game remains on the
Nebraska schedule after the Cy
clone tilt. It will be a March 5
encounter with the league-leading
Colorado Buffs: The Huskers han
ded CU their only ioss when they
downed the Buffs, 84-77.
By BRUCE BRUGMANN
In Intramural Play
DU's Cop Tenth Straight
As Regular Play Closes
By DAN CAMPBELL
Sports Staff Writer
Intramural cage play came to a
climax this week after a season
of spirited competition. Several
leagues finished play Wednesday
and the rest wound up Thursday,
too late for The Nebraskan to
tabulate the results.
Tuesday the DU's came through
with their tenth straight win in
League 2, bumping Farm House,
43-28. Bill Edwards paced the vic
tors with 16 points. In League 9,
Dick Prusia hit 14 counters to lead
Avery to a 48-34 triumph over Ma
natt. The win gave Avery a 6-3
record, enough to tie for second
Keiser Nets 17
With Don Keiser netting 17, Phi
Epsilon Kappa edged Delta Theta
Pi. 44-S7 for their ninth win in ten
games. Another squad, the Geolo
gists, wound up with a similar rec
ord, coasting to a 65-28 rout of the
Delt Scrubs. Gary Heinzle, with 27,
and Jim Fitzgerald, with 22,
sparked the rockhounds.
Three games were featured in
League I Wednesday. The league
leading Phi Delts were pressed by
Sigma Chi before escaping 51-49.
The second-place ATO's cemented
their hold on the runner-up posi
tion with a 67-44 rout of the Beta's.
Big Bob Brown, up to his usual
form, dunked 22 for the ATO's.
With Charles Smith netting 16
points, the Delts cinched a place
in the touney with a 41-35 over
time victory at the expense of the
Three teams wound up the sea
son Wednesday without a blemish
on their records. The DU's routed
the AGR's, 55-34, for their 11th,
while Cornhusker Co-op edged
Norris House, S6-27, for their tenth
straight, and the Theta Xi's made
it nine for them with a 51-26
trouncing of Pi Kappa Phi.
The Theta Chrs took the runner-up
spot in League 4 from Pio
neer Co-op at the last minute Wed
nesday, slipping by the Pioneers
in a 52-51 thriller. Fred Long acre
spelled the difference, netting 26,
while Dave Ward paced the losers
Doran Jacobs and Len Singer,
with 21 and 17 points, led the
ZBT's to a 52-23 romp over the
Sammies in an unofficial contest.
FrMar, Feb. tS
S p.m. Court No. 1 Cornhusker Co-op
A w. Phi Kappa Psi A; Court No. 2 Pi
Kappa Phi -Aw Alpha Tau Omen A.
, Hatarday, Feb. t
t P.m. Court 'No. 1 Beu Sisma Psi
-Aw Delta Tao Delta - A; Court No. I
Delta Upsilon - An. Theta Chi - A.
2 p.m. Court No. 1 Pioneer Co-op -A
v Sigma Phi Epsilon - A; Court 2 Zeta
Beu Tau vs. Farm House A; Court S
Acacia vi. Phi Delta Theta -A.
3 P.m. Court No. 1 Phi Kappa Psi
- B v. Alpha Gamma Siraa-B; Court 2
Theta Xi - A vv Beta Theta Pi - A;
Court S Farm Home - B a. Phi Gamma
Delta - B.
P.m. Court No. 1 Siema Phi Rmf-
Im-B . Theta Xi - B; Court 2 Hitch
cock -B Vf. Hrtchoclc-C.
Meatlar, Feb. S
7 p ni. Court No. 1 Nawr ROTC v
Am Wen - ; Court 2 Phi Delt Theta - C
vs Alpha Tau Omeea.
A Collece Freshmea Dent va. Luther
an S. A
Varsity Boucher- vs. Burnett -A.
Frosh Beta Upm'Io Mu vs. A Jokers.
6 P.m. Court No. 1 Delta Alnha Pi
vs. Baptist House; Court 2 Sisma Nu-C
vs. r arm House -C.
A t CoUete Guscavcoa -1 A v. Seatea
arrtty Ooloeists vs. Tnter-Varsity.
Frosh Ben's Boys vs. Newman Club.
9 p.m. Court No. 1 Alpha Gamma
Rfco -Cn. Sisma Chi - C
At Colleee Andrews - A vs. Gut II.
Varsity Delta Theta, Phi vs. Clippers.
Frosh Phi Eniloa Kappa vs. A G B
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The cage tussle with the Iowa
State Cyclones should be an in
teresting one for the Huskers Sat
urday night. Earlier in the Big
Seven campaign the Corn State
clan had journeyed to Lincoln with
prospects of an easy victory over
a struggling NU team, a team
which had gone down to three con
secutive defeats in the Kansas
City Tourney, including an 89-47
swamping by Colorado.
BUI Strannigan, the ISC basket
ball coach, even mentioned to
Jerry Bush the evening before the
game that "he- hated to play the
'chippies.' Give me a good team
to play against," he is reported to
have said, "and my boys will play
good ball." With the Amplication,
of course, that Nebraska would be
Chuck Duncan, the all-time high
scorer in Iowa State cage history.
etold me two weeks ago that the
Iowa State boys had considered
the gave very lightly. They had
watched the Huskers in action dur
ing ths Big Seven tournament and
did not worry in the least about
their Lincoln jaunt.
Perhaps this spirit was shared
by many Cornhusker fans. Things
seemed to look more gloomy than
even early seaso forecasts. I think
that after a resounding defeat by
Iowa, an unconvincing victory over
the University of South Dakota, a
fine but disregarded win over
Bradley and five straight defeats
by Alabama, Memphis State, Mis
souri, Colorado and Kansas Uni
versities, people began wondering
if the Huskers were going to play
patsy with the basketball through
the season. It looked to many as
if the young Bushmen would have
to do everything but deflate the
basketball to win games.
It took the Iowa State contest
before the home fans to show peo
ple that Nebraska could field a
team which could play good, bard
fought basketball basketball
which wouldn't win every game,
but fast-moving, colorful, well-
coached basketball which was fan
to watch. The Huskers trounced the
Cyclones in a convincing runaway,
As Jerry Bush said, "We had th
stuff. We had the same drive and
hustle we have now. But we just
weren't winning games."
And as Chuck Duncan said, "We
knew after we had left the Coli
seum that Monday night that we
had played a lousy game. But we
also knew that we had been beat
en by a good team. A good team
which we were not going to take so
lightly when we played them
A glance at the game crowds
might better tell the story of the
rise rl Husker basketball stock.
The first contest of the year with
the University of South Dakota
drew a mere 2,021 fans. The Iowa
State tilt did slightly better with
The Kansas State game ran 2,810
through the turnstiles. The Univer
sity of Kansas game drew 5,314.
The attendance slumped with ths
Missouri Northwest State College
game and the University Okla
homa, but rose to a near capacity
peak at 7,000 fans thronged to
watch the Huskers battle vainly
for a title shot with Missouri.
Now, however, the tables ara
turned. Nebraska moves to Ames
as the favorite. Iowa State is now
playing the role of giant killer. Ne
braska is trying to salvage a posi
tion in the first division. Iowa
State, firmly entrenched in the
cellar with Oklahoma, will be try
ing to revenge their earlier loss.
Perhaps the reverse of the coin
might be more completely pictured
in the call Jerry Bush sent to
Strannigan Thursday, chiding in
friendly coaching repartee, "Bill,
don't make it too rough on us fel
lows Saturday night ... And if
you do, just remember sometime
I'm going to have a team that will
really pour it on."
Orwig Refuses Germany
Job For FB Preparing
Bui Orwig, University athletic
director, has decided to remain on
home base this summer and pre
pare for the coining fall football
campaign despite an attractive of
fer to help direct athletic clinics
for the U-S. Armed Forces in Germany.
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