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    Fridoy, March 11, 1955
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tourney time
State Basketball Tournament time always brings a touch of color
to the University campus. High school students are always welcome
at their state university.
Last year's tourney was quite a spectacle with
Hastings and Syracuse loading the 32 team field.
Hastings took the "A" championship and Syracuse
copped class "C" honor. Scottsbluff and Lincoln
are the two teams returning to the Coliseum in the
league of the larger schools, the newly formed
class AA circuit.
Of the three most outstanding players in last
year's tourney, Cal Johnson, Lyle Nannen and Al
Graves, only one Is returning to the Coliseum.
Lincoln High's Graves is predicted to lead the
Links to the championship they missed in last
year's finals.
More "good luck" to all the teams, players and
rooters. May your stay be a pleasant one.
visit to orwig
This writer journeyed over to the office of Athletic Director Bill
Orwig the other day to have a chat with the University's sports chief.
Orwig will soon complete his first year in his present position.
He pointed to his calendar which was full of speaking engagements
for the early spring months. Concerning public relations, Orwig said
the University is making progress. Nebraska athletes are becoming
more interested in their state University.
Orwig said that the University's athletic plant and athletic program
are more than adequate and are on the level of the school's fine
educational system. Orwig said that when he talked to prep athletes,
he always emphasized the opportunity for education at the University.
minor athletic aid
Orwig said that he would very much like to be able to give grant-in-aid
support to those participating in minor athletics and this was
part of his plan for coming years. He said it
would be necessary to count this year's bills before
being too optimistic about more aid to athletes.
Grant-in-aids are now given to those participating
in football, basketball, track and baseball. Of the
109 grants available, 74 to go to football players.
The University Athletic Director was in favor
of the Big Seven Grant-in-Aid program as opposed
to plans which assisted athletes but were not made
open to the public. To be eligible for grant-in-aid
help, an athlete must have been in the upper two
thirds of his high school graduating class and be
eligible according to the University extracurricular
activity standards.
spring event
It is entirely possible, Orwig said, that suggested plans for a Uni
versity spring event could be worked in with the athletic department's
annual All-Sports Day held in the spring. The Athletic Director thought
that two of the best times to show off the University were diiring the
state Basketball Tournament and All-Sports Day.
Orwig said that he had found the people of the state and the
University to be very cooperative and that he was "having a good
time" in his position in the athletic department.
personal view
Personally, I find it quite refreshing t', find a person of Bill Orwig's
character heading the University's athletic program. He is well
qualified to represent the University at any time and realizes that
there is an academic program more Important thanathleticst
I have a great deal of confidence in a man who will try to sell
the University to athletes by emphasizing' the opportunity for education.
The athletic program of the University is an integral one, and
with Bill Orwig at the helm, I am sure that it will continue to take
Its proper and important place in Nebraska.
Bush Greets Cornhusker BB Fans
This wfO be my first Nebraska State Basketball Tournament and
I am certainly looking forward to seeing the games' and meeting
personally as many players, coaches and visitors as possible.
We here at the University feel that we have one of the finest
educational institutions In the country. And with the opportunity
male graduates have In participating In the Army, Air Corps and
Navy ROTC programs, It gives them the chance to finish their college
career without fear of being called Into the armed services.
The challenge of Big Seven competition la all forms of vanity
athletics, coupled with our outstanding intramural program, provides
an opportunity for the fullest mental and physical development.
I feel, too, that the University has created a more personal ele
ment in our student body and takes a great deal of pride in the
many areas in which a student can participate.
I hope your stay at Nebraska University to as pleasant as mine
thus far has been.
' Basketball Coach
Randolph Tops
Big 7 Frosh
Vaulting Mark
Bernie Randolph, freshman pole
vaulter, broke the Big Seven fresh
man pole vaulting mark with a
leap of 13 feet 6 inches in the
results of a frosh postal meet an
nounced Tuesday. .
A third in the mile and a fifth
place in the 2-mile event by Rob
ert Elwood, a fifth spot by Robert
Mclntyre and a fourth slot in the
mile relay gave the Nebraska
squad lO'i points for sixth place
in the meet-'
A posul meet is not an actual
competitive event. The results
from each school are sent in to
the Big Seven headquarters and
the places computed according to
the qualifying scores submitted.
Kansas received a large boost
to the title winning the first three
places in the two-mile.
In addition to Randolph's record
breaking vault four other marks
were set including a 6-4 58 in the
high Jump by Young of Iowa State;
a 23-2 58 in the broad jump by
Colorado's Monte Briddle; a 49-1
effort in the shot put by Al Oerter
of Kansas, and a 3:26.6 in the mile
relay by Colorado.
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Duane Svehla, a last second re
placement for Clarkson star Bob
Moore, scooped the ball from a
scrambled group- of arms and legs
and dunked in the ice-breaking
basket in the sudden death over
time game to best Hartington
58-56, in the opening round of the
Nebraska State Tournament.
Fans from the entire Coliseum
spilled onto the freshman court to
watch the evening's last battle, as
the Hartington and Clarkson quints
played a frenzied finale of "Free
throw, free throw, who's going to
make the free throw?" Olson of
Hartington hit a basket with 10
seconds left in regulation play to
send his team ahead, 55-54. But
Clarkson's Houfek was equal to
the pressure with but three seconds
remaining as he dunked his sec
ond shot to knot the game 55 all.
Missed Free Throws
In the first overtime period,
Hartington missed 7 of 8 free
tosses while the Red Devils were
missing 4 of 5. Lauda tied the
game for the last time with 11
Orwig Welcomes
Tourney Visitors
The Department of Intercollegi
ate Athletiqs is most happy to
serve again as host for the Ne
braska State High School Basket
ball Tournament.
Inasmuch as I am compara
tively new, having come to Ne
braska last April, this, will be my
first Nebraska State Tournament,
and I am looking forward enthusi
astically to a tremendous show.
I have seen and have been a part
of state tournaments in both Ohio
and Michigan, and so I can vividly
visualize the tremendous excite
ment and enthusiasm that goes on.
While you high school people
are here, I hope you will visit the
campus and Its various buildings
and Investigate its phases of aca
demic and student life.
To the competitors and students
who are supporting each of their
teams, good luck and good for-
.tune! I know that each of yon will
give your best and above all that
you wiU not forget that the real
price of admission is Good Sportsmanship.-
Director of Athletics
seconds left to set up Svehla's
winning shot.
Clarkson's full court press made
the first quarter a frenzied period
as the lead see-sawed back and
forth with Folkers hitting for 12
of Hartington's first quarter total
of 16. Moore nearly turned the
game into a two-man contest as he
scored 8 of Clarkson's first 13
Big Paul Robinson gave Folkers
able support as the second quar
ter saw Hartington pull away
early to the biggest lead of the
contest, 24-15. But Clarkson's press
ing tactics rattled leaders and the
gap" closed to 33-27 by halftime.
Red Devils Sport
The Red Devils spurted after
the rest period and with Moore
leading the way, climbed 14 points
to lead, 47-42, at the three-quarter
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But Gildersleeve sandwiched a
pair of long archers around Ol
son's swisher to regain the lead
for Hartington, 52-51 after Clark
son had abandoned its press in fa
vor of a collapsing zone to stop
the Folkers-Robinson duo. From
then on, it was a battle from the
free throw line until Svehla's win
ning tip in.
Folkers and Robinson scored 21
and 20 points respectively for Har
tington while Moore led the Clark
son attack.
Beaver Crossing
Superior height' was the deciding
factor as the stratospheric Chad
ron Prep quint eliminated a game
but outclassed Beaver Crossing
squad fro mthe Class C tourna
ment, 54-40.
Beaver Crossing could not score
from the outside at any time and
failed to riddle any holes in the
tight and tall Chadron Prep zone
defense. Falling behind the early
scoring barrage of the Eagles,
Beaver Crossing never seriously
threatened after the first four
minutes of play.
Sluggish First Half
Careless Chadron team gave the
eastern team many chances in the
sluggish first half, but Beaver
Crossing exhibited inability to hit
fro many angle and slumped, 27
17 at halftime.
The pace continued much the
same in the second half with the
rangy Westerners forcing Beaver
Crossing to attempt long jump
shots under heavy guarding. The
Prep defense prevented any con
sistent attempts for close-in shoot
ing, although John Rotter per
formed well out front and meshed
several long shots.
Prep completely dominated both
boards and once took eight con
secutive shots before Beaver could
manage to gain possession of the
Link Hits 28
Jim Link of Chadron dropped in
28 points from extremely 'lose
range to lead both teams ir. cor
ing. He received fine support
from Ed Kuska who displayed ac
curate shooting in his third consec
utive year of state tourney play.
- Allen Bottex,- Bob Eberspacher
and Dean Eikenhorst led the bal
anced Beaver Crossing attack
which was never quite adequate
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to compete with the cpnsistency
displayed by Archie Conn's quint.
Chadron Prep (54) Bearer Crossinc (40)
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Totala 19 16-23 14 Totalt 11 18-23-12
Minden Whippets
Blast Teachers
The Minden Whippets, unleash
ing a smooth fast break and a
leech like defense, staved off a
desperate Teachers High rally in
the closing quarter to salvage a
54-43 victory in the opening round
of the Class B state tournament
play at the Coliseum Thursday
Teachers trailed the red-hot Min
den clan at the end of the third
stanza, 33-28, but clamped a full
court press on the Whippet five
to whittle the count to nine points
with less than four minutes re
maining. Minden, capitalizing on
Tutor mistakes and using their
fast break to good ' advantage,
sprinted to a 20-16 lead at halftime
Glassford Greets
Tourney Followers
The Coaching Staff here at The
University of Nebraska along with
the other members of the Ath
letic Department want to take
this opportunity, through our fine
student newspaper, to welcome all
visiting boys from all over our
State in observing State cham
pions in basketball of all classes
here in ou? State.
We want all these boys to feel
free to call upon ns at any time
for information regarding football
or our scholarship program or any
other information which they would
like to have.
The welcome mat is out for yon,
and we hope that you will all de
cide to become Cornhuskers and
that your favorite team will be
State champions.
Football Coach
after a one point Teachers' High
bulge at the first quarter mark
Early in the second canto, Jim
Jacobs slammed in a jump shot
from the corner to whip the Min-
denites into a lead they never re
linquished. Kendall Peterson added
ike peoneirs
three straight long archers to push
the count to a healthy 18-11. Three
thefts resulting in layups by Bob
Knudsen, Dean Marsh and Dan
Arnold sealed the Tutor fate at the
halftime buzzer.
Jim Jacobs and Dan Arnold,
important cogs in the Minden scor
ing machine, fouled out early in
second half. A trio of quick buckets
by Larry Witt, Harry Huge and
Rollie Worster put the Tutors with
in calling distance but the Minden
ites held tenaciously to their com
manding lead, using a tight stall
and moving the ball for closein
For the Tutors Rollie Worster
gathered 21 points on eight baskets
from the field and five of 18 char
ity tosses. Bill Hunsaker added 12
to the losing cause. The Whippets,
displaying an evenly balanced
attack and snatching more than
their share of rebounds, unveiled a
quartette of ccorers with Dean
Marsh, 17, Dan Arnold, 11, Kendall
Peterson, 11, and Bob Knudsen, 8.
Chapped Wins
Led by the basket eye of Larry
White, Chappell blasted from a
one point half-time bulge to out
run a hard-scrapping Ainsworth
five, 58-51, and gain a final berth
against Minden, 54-43 victor in the
first round of the tourney.
Absorbing its first setback of the
basketball campaign, Ainsworth
just didn't have the guns to match
the scoring barrage of White, Dan
Howitt and Clayton Richman. Bill
Gabbert, playing a magnificent
game under the boards and add
ing 21 counters to his losing cause,
teamed with Georeg Haun and
Roger Brede to keep within shoot
ing distance of the Chappell quint.
Gabbert, connecting for nine
straight points in a first half
drive, brought the half-time count
to 24-23. After the rest period
three straight jump shots by
Brede kept the Ainsworth hopes
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flickering, but with 3:39 remain
ing in the third stanza White cut
loose with three jump shots, the
Tourney Pairings
Friday (Vanity Coart)
1:35 Scottsbluff vj. Omaha Tech
8:35 Lincoln vs. Crelsbton Prep
Friday (Varsity Coart)
12:00 Valentine vs. Omaha Holy Nam
7:00 York vs. Ogallala
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12:00 Brady vs. Dwight Assumption
7:00 Western vs. Nebraska Deal
Friday (Freshman Coart)
1:35 Hickman vs. Edison
8:35 Concord vs. Holstein
last a twisting, under the basket
beauty, to spurt the Buffaloes nito
a seven point lead.
White, while notching 22 points,
played a steady defensive game
and covered the boards well for
the Buffaloes. Dan Howitt, collect
ing four fouls early in the game,
added rebounding strength when
he was inserted into play again in
the last quarter.
Ainsworth (51) Chappell (58)
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Gabbert i M 2 Howitt 2 2-4 4
Little 10-0 0 Martens 1 3-5-2
Hurl ess 2 0-11 Miles 5 2-4 0
Haun 4 6-8 1 Norden 10-0 2
Brade 4 0-16 White 11 0-0 3
O'Hal'ran 1 0-1 1 Wellsandt 1 1-2 1
Richman 4 0-0 0
Totals 218-1610 Totalt 25 8-1511
Bentley Lauds
Tournament Spirit
Since the early 1920's we have
been watching teams come and
go in basketball's Big Show in Ne
braska, the annual State High
School Championships.
It is a privilege to help wel
come the 1955 players and coaches.
We congratulate each one of you
for a job well done. And as the
Big Show of 1955 opens, we say
good hunting to all of you.
We hope you young men will ba
Cornhuskers one of these days. .
Sports News Director
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