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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 27, 1955)
Wednesday, April 27. 1955
The Sports Trail
By LEO SHERER JR.
Sports Staff Writer
It happens every spring. Somebody will yawn and
the Nebraska sunshine, squint at the Cornhuskers
baseball team and their winning ways and ask: 5
"Wonder what has got into this group of fel- !
lows who weren't expected to win many games?"
The rambling Huskers will entertain Iowa
State here this Friday and Saturday afternoon.
The Friday affair gets underway at 3 p.m. while
Saturday action is slated for 2 p.m. Tony Sharpe's
crew of determined demons have rolled over
Tulsa, 10-9 and 2-1, Texas, 18-15 and 16-14. Kansas
State, 13-2 and 15-0, Kansas 13-1 and Houston 8-4. j
The Houston team holds the only win over the j
Huskers by the score of 7-2.
All At Once ...
Anyone that is close to the Nebraska team will tell you that the
ttusicers are fielding well, hitting the ball at a fast pace and Coach
Tony Sharpe is receiving smooth pitching from a couple of newcomers
en tne mound.
The hitting department is anchored by veterans Jim Cederdahl
Don Brown, Bill Giles and Normal Coufal. These four are "seasoned'
performers and have all seen summer baseball action in fast semi
pro leagues throughout the state.
A steady trained infield under the watchful eye of boss Sharpe
has given the Huskers that defensive strength so much needed in the
strong Big Seven Conference race. Old hands who are having
good season so far with the glove are Dirkes Rolston, the speedy
second sacker, and Murray Backhaus, the veteran catcher, who is
aiso tutting the baseball well this spring.
Pitching Newcomers ...
A strong mound corps, headed by Fran Hormaier and improved
cy we surprise showing of yearlings Willie Greenlaw, the footballer.
and Roger Bottorff, the Lincoln sophomore, has shown at time signs
ci wings k come.
A Fine Chance . . .
If the Huskers can continue at the present pace of action and keep
that present spirit of "winning games more than anything else," Ne
braska could well be on the track to their first Big Seven Title in
several campaigns. Sharpe would probably snort at the thought so
tarfy in the season and say, "We havent even faced Missouri or Ok
lahoma yet so how can anyone talk about a cham
Need Support .
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ft Whether the Huskers give someone a run for
If f their money or not in the conference only time
C C ;V can teI1- Tony Sbarpe's crew is opening the home
iiuajr wiui a impressing o-i record ana
a good way to show the team that the students are
just as much for that treasured title is to show up
and back the Huskers. The brand of baseball is
at the finest, the weatherman should co-operate
and seating is plentiful so what's better than an
afternoon of fast college baseball at the field be
hind the Nebraska Field House?
Welcome Back ...
An old Nebraska workhorse is back. Ike Hamscora, the likable
Nebraska coach, has just recently recovered from a serious operation
and is now back at his post in the Cornbusker athletic plant. His
cneerrui smile and appealing personality are just two of tne many
fine qualities that have made him a favorite of the many thousands
of high school and college athletes that have ever had the privilege
of working under his coaching' surveillance. He's a credit to the
coaching field and we know that everyone is glad to see him back in
DEFINITION OF THE WEEK: "BEHOLD wrestling gVip used
Coortear Lincoln Star
The 'Fairer Side
Coeds Change From
Bridge To IM Togs
Sports Staff Writer
When attractive dressed -to-the-
minute coeds go out for a delight
ful and charming game of bridge,
that's routine. But when these same
ladies change suddenly from soph
isticated dress to care-free unpol
ished torn-boys, that's intramurals.
Tes, many a petite young coed
has let her hair down, buried her
family pride and gone out for
Softball, badminton or tennis .tour
naments which start into full swing
Can the Girl's Dorm successfully
defend their softbaH crown?
Which team can gain the badmin
ton championship? Who's tops in
the tennis field: These questions
are all being asked by interested
For the benefit of anyone who
has a tendency to forget, the new
entrance to the softbaH field is
across from the Elgin parking lot
on 16th Street.
The Wilson Hafl-Cornhusker Co
op team won the Co-rec volleyball
tournament by defeating the Alpha
OmicroQ Pi-Sigma Phi Epsilon
Too bad for all who had hoped
to rent a WAA bicycle this spring.
There just aren't any. Lawlors
gave us such a good price that
we couldn't afford to pass it up.
The Aquaquette Pageant is Thurs
day and Friday April 28-29, at the
Coliseum. The show theme is Aqua
Daily. The front page news in
cludes water ballet, a comic num
ber or two (for the funny paper
fans), novelty numbers with light
ing effects, special dancing rou
tines and uh the costumes do
include some good-looking bathing
Guaged financially to the end-
of-the-mohth bank account, the
show is well worth the nominal fee
of fifty cents. If you want to get
into the swim of things, don't miss
Double Hurdles Win
'Hoof Gibson Wins Nebraskan
Award For 'Sfar Of The Week
Doug 'Hott" Gibson sophomore
nurdler and javeline thrower on
the track team, has been selected
by The Nebraskan as the "Star of
The Week" on the strength of his
double win in the hurdles Friday
as the Huskers won their first
track meet of the year by defeat
Gibson, who didn't join the track
team until the basketball season
ended, is just starting to hit his
stride. He was having trouble get
ting used to the extra three inche
height of the college hurdles until
All Sports Day. "For the first
time," he said, "I felt right run
ning the college height hurdles."
In his first meet, a dual against
Colorado, Gibson placed third in
both hurdle races and won the
javelin with a toss of 179' 9". This
was not a bad mark considering
it was the second time he had
thrown the spear this year.
Against Minnesota he tied the
meet mark of : 15.4 in the hishs.
despite hitting the next to last
hnrdle..He came back to win the
lows in 25.4, joining Minnesota
sprinter Harry Nash as the meet's
only double winners.
Gibson was a standout athlete
at Falls City High where he
earned four letters in basketball
and three each in track and foot
ball. He was an All State second
team selection in basketball and
a third team selection in football
his senior year.
Gibson started hurdling as a
sophomore and put the finishing
touches on a brilliant high school
athletic career by winning gold
medals in both the highs (14.9) and
lows (20.3) in the State High School
Gibson's biggest thrill in high
school came his senior year in
football when Falls City defeated
Nebraska City 38 to 12. Gibson,
who played quarterback on the
split-T, completed nine out of 10
passes and ran 81, 56 and 41 yards mer.
His biggest thrill as a Husker
came on All-Sports Day in 1954,
when, as a freshman, he started
for the varsity and scored 12 points
against the alums.
"Hoot" as his teammates call
him, got his nickname as a young
boy, because he was such a de
voted fan of the cowboy star "Hoot
Gibson gives much credit for his
success in athletics to Jack Mc
Intire, his high school coach, of
whom he says that "he really
made me work." He also learned
a lot about hurdling from Bill Haw
kins, Beatrice High School star
who enrolled at Nebraska and later
enlisted in the army.
Gibson also plays baseball and
will pitch and play shortstop for
the Falls City town team this sum'
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Gibson Skims Final Hurdle
Nebraska's Doug "Hoot" Gibson skims the final
hurdle enroute to a first place in the 120-high hurd
les in the Minnesota-Nebraska track duel Friday.
At right is Warner Olson of Nebraska, who took sec
ond place. Gibson, though he stumbled momentar
ily on the next to last hurdle, sped to a :15.4 mark
which tied the meet record set by Hanson of Min
nesota in 1939.
Huskers Sweep Kansas
Series With 11-0 Win
By BOB COOK
Firing from the portside, Husker
pitcher Fran Hofmaier faced a
minimum of 27 Kansas batters as
he shutout the Jayhawks with only
three scratch singles. The Corn
husker clan whitewashed the Jay
hawks 11 to 0 to sweep a two
game series with the Kansans and
run their loop record up to 4-0.
Nebraska's murderer's row con
tinued to shell opposing mound
corps as they amassed 15 hits dur
ing the onslaught. The Huskers
now stand 9-1 "or the season and
have scored in the double digits in
seven of these frays.
Hofmaier whiffed 12 in his sterl
ing appearance as he floolowed
the strikeout pattern set by team
mate Willie Greenlaw Monday who
fanned 17. Husker hopes are run
ning high now as only two hurlers
saw action in the series, both go
ing all the way for the win.
Coach Tony Sharpe's crew nailed
down a big five runs in their sixth
inning barrage of Jayhawk pitcher
Bill Dalton to glide on to victory.
Center fielder Jim Cederdahl
banged out four singles to take the
batting honors for the series. First
sacker Bill Giles and keys toner
Dirkes Rolston joined the hit pa
rade with 3 and 4-6 respectively.
In IM Play
ennis Team Wins Jensen Records 77 To Pace
& NU Linksmen Over Creighion
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By ED KEMBLE
Sports Staff Writer
Monday's intra-mural Softball ac
tivity saw everything from a tight
pitcher's duel to several wild slug
In the pitchers' duel Don Tilley
bested Fred Largen as Manatt
shut out Maclean, 2-0. Manatt
scored single runs in the first and
fourth innings to post the victory.
Hitchcock Wins Slugfest
Hitchcock nosed out Bessey, 14-
13, in one of the high scoring con
tests. Hitchcock's big innings were
the second, when they scored five
runs and the fifth, when six more
crossed the plate. Dick Pitner
hurled the win.
Jack Ward threw a four-hitter
at the Methodist Student House, as
Phi Epsilon Kappa whipped the
Selleck scored six runs in the
first inning on four walks, a triple
and Joel Johnson's home run, but
was blanked the rest of the way
and fell to Gustavson I, 8-6. Gus
I scored four times in the first,
once in the second, one in the
sixth and twice in the seventh for
their come-from-behind victory.
Sadowski and George homered
for Gus I. Walt Beddeo and Loren
Lindquist pitched for the winners,
with Doug Hunter on the mound
Delta Alpha Pi blasted the Bap
tist Student House, 19-9, in a game
which was called in the fourth in
ning. George Boomer was the win
In another bat .barrage Sig
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18-17. Bob Murphy pitched for Sig
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