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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 16, 1955)
Wednesday, March 16, 1955
By SAM JENSEN
Fool's Day ...
April 1 is the date, official or unofficial, for the opening of the
spring athletic program. The baseball, outdoor track, golf and tennis
warns wm swing into action around that date.
And though the advent of spring athletics comes
on April Fool's Day, it will be refreshing to be
concerned with spring sports in the springtime as
compared to fall and spring sports, football and
track, in the winter months.
Optimism Justified ...
Coach Glassford has expressed publicly his
optimism for next fall's grid squad on the basis
of past performances in spring practice.
The University coach quite possibly is the only
mentor to date that has commented favorably on
the prospects for the fall season. Most coaches
follow the example of former Notre Dame Coach Frank Leahy and
predict gloom and doom for years and years to come, of course,
including the ensuing fall.
The aftermath to the most vociferous expression of pessimism
is usually a somewhat successful season. If this is a consistent prece
dent, prospects for a successful season next fall are dim as long
as Coach Glassford says they are bright.
More Than Football . . .
A portion of last week's column dealt with Athletic Director
Bill Orwig's general comments on the University athletic program.
Included in the statements was an expression of his desire to expand
the grant-in-aid program to assist those participating in minor athletics
more specifically tennis, swimming, wrestling and golf.
Other schools in the Big Severn which support minor athletics to
a better degree financially include Iowa State and Oklahoma.
Orwig stated that as interest in a sport increases, financial aid
will also increase. This is sore of a "which came first, the chicken or
the egg" situation.
Coachis Straheim, Hamblett, Lepley and Higginbotham feel the
competition each year as top athletes in their relatively unknown
fields drift off to other schools. Track Coach Jerry Lee has only three
men under his tutelege receiving University aid.
It must be realized that a University athletic program includes
tennis as well as football and wrestling as well as basketball. Until
college athletics become fully professional, the purpose of college
sports should be aimed at development of the individual and not at
increased ticket sales.
Girls, Too ...
Since most of today's contents have been in a rather serious
almost morbid vein, I'll leave you with this thought. June Bierbower
was once sports editor of the Nebraskan. The present sports editor is
a male, Bruce Brugmann by name.
Halderson Unanimous Choice
Will Fagler, Rex Ekwall Picked
On Nebraskan Big Seven Team
THE NEBRASKAN ALL-BIG SEVEN TEAM
Bob Jeangerard Senior Colorado
Willard Fagler Senior Nebraska
Burdette Halderson Senior Colorado
Norm Stewart Junior Missouri
Lester Lane Senior Oklahoma
Rex Ekwall Sophomore Nebraska
Chuck Duncan Senior Iowa State
Bob Reiter Senior Missouri
Dallas Dobbs Junior Kansas
Gary Thomson Sophomore Iowa State
Honorable Mention: Tom Harrold, COLORADO ; Med Park, Lionel Smith MISSOURI; Pachin Vicens,
Dick Stone, Roger Craft, KANSAS STATE; Gene Elstun, KANSAS; LeRoy Bacher, Jim Peck, OKLAHOMA.
As the smoke from 1954-55 bas
ketball season slowly clears, the
Nebraskan staff takes on the task
cf selecting their 1955 All-Big 7
team. These five are the best ac
cording to the staff. Their selec
tion is based upon their perform
ance against the Nebraska Corn
huskers. At the forward spots on this
mythical five is Bob Jengerard
and Willard Fagler. Jeangerard
was one-half of the Colorado one-
AH Intramural managers are
urged to get their ballots in to the
Nebraskan sports desk as soon as
possible. Deadline is Friday at
5:00. AH A3, and C team man
agers are asked to submit an all
league team and the A and B
managers an all A and B team.
two punch that paced the Buffs to
a clear-cut conference title. Last
year CU shared laurels with the
Kansas Jayhawks. His accuracy
from the field and his good vork
on the boards gave him the nod.
Ii was his first half shooting
against NU that kept the Buffs on
Fagler, the Husker center, was
Pole Vaulting Record
Randolph Captures Nebraskan
Award For 'Star Of The Week'
By BRUCE BRUGMANN
Bernie Randolph, frosh pole
vaulter, own the fifth Nebraskan
Star of the Week Award on the
strength of his record-breaking
leap in the freshman Big Seven
postal meet announced last week.
Though Randolph made the jump
several weeks ago, the results
were not revealed until Thursday.
A slender lad with 145 pounds
packed on a 5 foot 11 inch frame,
Randolph soared over the crossbar
at 13 feet 6 inches to crack the
old yearling mark of IS feet hVt
inches and record one of the top
jumps by a freshman in the na
tion. On later attempts he barely mis
sed clearing 13 feet 11 inches. "I
guess I've always done some pole
vaulting," Randolph said in an in
terview Tuesday. "While still in
grade school, several of the neigh
borhood boys stole a bamboo pole
from the high school and rigged
up some vaulting equipment in
"We dug a hole in the grour.d for
the standards. For the other we
drove nails in the side of the ga
rage and draped the bar between
the building and the standard. It
shaky, but we must have cleared
over six feet."
The kangaroo sport is nothing
new for the Randolph family. Ted,
Bernie's older brother and a Uni
versity pole vaulter, captured three
Class B ribbons in state track
meets while at Ord, Nebr. He
was a big help to me," the younger
Randolph said, "not only because
of the help he could give me but be
cause I was always gunning for
"I always wanted to better his
old marks Bernie smiled. A ver
satile athlete at Lincoln High
School, Bernie played varsity bask
etball for two years and skimmed
the hurdles, jumped in the high
jump and broad jump and ran the
Fundamentals and defensive
skills were emphasized in foot
ball drills Tuesday as Business Ad
ministration College departmental
examinations cut a, good share of
players from-the practices.
Absent with varying injuries,
none serious, were Half backs Don
Comstock, Lyle Martin and Tack
les Eldon Hoeltksg and La Verne
NU Fencers To Enter
Three University fencers will en
ter, the NCAA championships at
East Lansing, Michigan, March
James Rogers of Lincoln, who
last year finished 11 and Rudolf
Link also of Lincoln, will enter in
the sabre and Douglas Henry of
Omaha will enter the foils.
legs on ths mile 880 relay during
the cinder campaign.
"My biggest sports thrill? Well,"
the black-thatched, 18 - year - old
replied, "that's easy. It was beat
ing Dick Knaub, the state record
holder in the pole vault, during the
state meet my senior year.
"I had been hearing of his prow
ess with the pole for three years. In
my junior year he beat me quite
badly but in my senior year I beat
him once during the season and
the last time by four inches in the
final contest of the year."
Randolph thinks he can clear
14 feet by the season's end. Each
year he has added a foot to his
altitude, notching a little over 10
feet his freshman year in high
school and climbing to a respect
able 13 plus his senior year.
, The Olympics next yeart "IH
have to add another foot," he
said. "I would have to get up
around 14 feet 6 inches to make
the team and there are a lot of
pole vaulters in the country that
can clear that height now."
Randolph has a different slant
on vaulting style. "Many jumpers,"
he said, "form a mental block at a
certain height and have trouble go
ing any higher after they reach
that height. I just 'ook at the bar
and forget how high it is from the
ground and jump. If you think you
can do it, you can sooner or later."
Bernie attributes much of his
success to Lincoln High Coach Har
old Scott. Scott's tutoring was "the
biggest break I ever had. He taught
me the technique of vaulting He
showed me the little things that u
make or break a vaulter how to
plant the pole, the swing, the take
off." Nebraska track coach Jerry Lee,
working Randolph on the horizon
tal bars and the scaling ropes to
build his arm and chest muscles,
aid "Bernie is a hard worker and
a fine competitor. I think hell hit
14 feet before the year is out. He
has a great future."
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By MAX KREITMAN
Sports Staff Writer
without a doubt the most improved
player on the Husker squad, if not
in the conference. Playing at the
pivot, the 6-5 senior co-captain
paced the Huskers to a 9-11 season
and a 6-6 mark in the conference.
He closed out his NU career, scor
ing 285 points this year to lead the
Nebraskans in that department.
A unanimous choice at center is
Colorado's great pivot man Bur
dette Halderson. "Birdie" was the
other half of the Buffs scoring
threat and did yoeman work all
year. The 6-7 senior led the Big
7 in scoring last year.
At the guards are a pair of real
hustlers. Lester Lane and Norm
Stewart were key men in both
Oklahoma and Missouri scoring at
tacks. Lane, a pocket-size back
liner, led the Sooner scoring and
was the only bright spot in an
otherwise dismal season.
Lane was the leading scorer in
the Big Seven tourney at KC. He
is a senior. Norm Stewart, only
underclassman on the first team,
is one of the finest guards in Tiger
history. The 6-3 junior was the
mainstay all year in Missouri's at
tempt to gain the throne room.
They finished in second place.
Two seniors, one junior and a
pair of sophomores notched posi
tions on the Nebraskan second five.
At forwards on this group was Rex
Ekwall of Nebraska and Chuck
Duncan of Iowa State. Duncan
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paced the Cyclones to a fair sea
son and Ekwall's performance was
one of the Big Seven's best in a
yearling season. At the center is
Missouri's Bob Reiter and the
guards are Dallas Dobbs of Kan
sas and Gary Thomson of I-State.
In Mat Finals
Charlie Bryant, Nebraska's Big
Seven wrestling champion, will
compete in the NCAA champion
ships at Cornell University in
Ithaca, New York on March 25
Bryant won the conference title
in a match with Elmer May of
Iowa State last week at the Big
Seven wrestling tourney at Boul
der. His record for the year shows
13 victories against one defeat
These victories Include one over
John Winder of Iowa, the Big Tea
Coach Don Strashiem that his
competitive spirit wins most of
his matches. "His biggest assets
are extreme agility and quickness."
Bryant was an All Big Seven
Conference guard in footbalL He
was a member of Nebraska's
Orange Bowl team and he was
draft choice of the Green Bay
When asked which sport he likes
the best Charlie said, "When I
make a good solid block or tackle
I think football's the best. But
when winter comes and I pin a
tough wrestler, then I like wrestl
ing. They're both great."
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The 'Fairer Side"
PE Council Tortures
By PHIL CAST
Sports Staff Writer
Hear ye, hear ye last day to
turn in applications for WAA Coun
cil. The average for the appointive
positions is a 5 for the previous
two semesters. However, if you
have a 5 with hopes of it being
raised, turn in an application which
will be kept on file in case a re
placement is needed. And you never
knew who may be killed or tor
tured to death in the near future.
Be sure to come at the time you
signed up for your interview.
Since there were so few who signed
up for interviews Friday, those who
did try to re-sign for Thursday if
possible. If not, see Miss Mulvany
to arrange for a new time.
Crowning this literary achieve
ment, we have the Co-Rec sched
ule for tomorrow night: GAMMA
PHI BETA No. 1 and PHI DELTA
THETA, KAPPA DELTA No. 1 and
THETA XI, GIRLS DORM No. 2
and MENS DORM, PI BETA PHI
and PHI KAPPA PSI, ALPHA PHI
No. 1 and DELTA UPSILON,
KAPPA ALPHA THETA No. 2 and
DELTA TAU DELTA. The follow,
ing teams just might stick around
for the second game at 8:00.
THETAS and DELTS, KAPPA
DELTS and THETA XI, GAMMA
PHIS and PHI DELTS, GIRLS
DORM and MENS DORM.
Army ROTC will hold paradet
May 5 and May 19 instead of April
27, May 4, May 11 and May 18 at
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card for March 17th.
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