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Fridoy, May 27, 1955
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Kappa Sigma, Industrial Arts
Move To All-University Finals
By ED KEMBLE 1 . ... .
Sports Staff Writer
Kappa Sigma and Industrial Arts
will tangle Fridav at 5
the Coliseum field for the All-Uni
versity softball championship. The
finale will feature pitching arms of
Arnie Boich and Norb Schuerman,
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ootn unaeieaieo. inis spring, and a
wealth of potential hitting power
on both sides of the ledeer
Both teams have run rough-shod
through all opposition in their re
spective leagues, with only a bit
more trouble encountered in the
Kappa SIg's Win
Kappa Sig's advanced the final
step to the big game with a 12-7
DU's Win Tennis,
Delta Upsilon copped both the
Intramural spring tennis doubles
tournament ' and the intramural
horseshoes tournament this week.
The DU's whipped Ag Men, 25
16, for the hosreshoes title. Third
place went to Alpha Gamma Rho.
Though results are incomplete
as yet in the tennis doubles
tourney, probable second and third
place teams, based on scores to
date,- are Delta Tau Delta and
Theta Xi, respectively.
win over FarmHouse, the League
A champs, Wednesday. FarmHouse
chucker Lowell Hummel gave up
9 hits and was troubled by wild
ness, ussuing 11 walks and hitting
4 batters. Schuerman fared con
siderably better as he was touched
for 7 hits but exhibited more control.
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CHUCK JENSEN . . . Husker
linksman, played his last golf
match in the Biz Seven Golf Tour
nament last Friday and Saturday.
Jensen was number one man on
the squad most of the season.
The League B kings did all their
scoring in the initial two innings.
In the first they tallied four times
as Adam Karavas banged a lead-
off single. Lauren Faist followed
wun anotner, Don Neimeier was
a hit batsman, Clint Webb walked,
Charles Dobry also got winged and
Carl Bodenstelner doubled
Karavas walked to open the Kap
pa Sig 2nd, Faist singled and Nie-
meier and Schuerman clouted hack
to-back home runs to temporarily
clear the base paths. Hurler Hum
mel quickly cluttered them up
again, though, hitting Rog Klep
inger and walking Webb.
Dobry followed with a single and
Bodensteiner walked, both finally
scoring as three more walks forced
them in. When the' smoke had
cleared, 8 runs were in
FarmHouse also had a big second
inning, pushing across five runs
on singles by Jim Feather, Frank
Morse and Marv Coffey, and a
homer by Bill Mannlein. Thev add
ed two more in the Sth as Dwight
Jundt and Jack Aschwege collect
Twelve Gustavson I hitters went
down swinging as Arnie Boich
and Industrial Arts chalked un a
9-1 win over the Selleck Ouadran
gle champs. Gus I scored its lone
run in the third innine on a walk
to Ryan Bloomquist and a single,
the Quad men's only hit. by Ken
IA countered twice in the first
as Ladd Hanscom on an error, and
Andy Loehr and John Edwards
Four more IA men crossed the
plate in the second when Lyle
Nannen get on on an error, Boich
doubled. Al Deines hit a sacrifice
fly, another Gus I miscue put Jim
Worth on and Phil Haas socked a
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Nebraska Tennis Team
Pictured above Is the Univer
sity tennis team, which finished
the season in the Big Seven
Tourney at Lawrence, last Fri
day and Saturday. Back row,
left to right, John Moran, John
Schroeder, George Fisk, Art
Weaver and Tom Stitt. Front
row, Brent Donnelsen, Richard
NabfMlua Photo By Le Rof Marqurdt
Kaufman, Ernie Turnwall and
Al Ford. Hayward Hawke and
Coach Ed Higganbotham, are
RILEY . . . "athlete of the
M Gymnast Given first HOY fomd
Bob Wagner was elected presi
dent 'and Jack Moore vice presi
dent at the annual N Club ban
quet Thursday evening in the Lin
Other officers selected were Bill
Wells, secretary treasurer; Harry
Johnson and Jack Braley, ser-geant-at-arms,
and Rex Ekwahl,
Student Week representative.
IM Bowling Tourney
Theta Chi, paced by the high
scoring of Keith Bauman, raced
over the intramural bowling field
to gain first place.
Initiates into the N Club were:
Football: Robert Berguin, Jack
Braley, Le Roy Butherus, Don
Erway, Don Hewitt, William Hol-
loran, Harry Johnson, Tom Kri
pal, William Taylor, John Mor
row and John Edwards.
Gymnastics: Wayne Strickler,
Donald Langdon and Robert
Swimming: Hueh Barnard. Tom
Houchen, Wyman Kenagy, Robert
Sanstedt and Dean Stoneman.
Wrestling: Jack Bryans. Jim
Owens and Marshall Nelson.
Basketball: Arnold Boich. Rex
Ekwahl. William Roy. Bill Wells.
Edward Kaplan, Lloyd Castner
and Chuck Srrith.
Golf: Chuck Jensen.
Baseball: Dick Olson.
Coaches: Walter Millisan. Bob
Faris and John Kovatch.
By JIM O'HANLON
Sports Staff Writer-
The Nebraskan's first Athlete tf
the Year is Bruce Riley. Bruce,
whose home is in Omaha, is one
of the most outstanding gymnasts
in Nebraska history. This season
as a junior he was among the
leading gymnasts in the nation.
The versatile Riley was the spark
plug of Nebraska's powerful gym
nastic team. The Huskers posted
a 10-1 record. Bruce tallied 249
points in these matches.
But it was In the three big meets
at the end of the season that Riley
really proved his greatness.
In the All-College Invitational at
Denver, he scored more points
than any single team as he led Ne
braska to a smashing victory.
Bruce won three firsts, cne third
and a fourth for 66 points t Den
ver. Bruce was Nebraska's only entry
in the NCAA meet at Los Angeles.
Single-handedly, he scored enough
points to make Nebraska the ninth
place finisher in the nation.
Continuing his tremendous per
formances, Bruce placed in 10
events, winning two firsts in the
National YMCA meet at Dayton,
At this meet it was revealed to
Bruce by Pennsylvania Coach Gene
Wettstone that he was the only
gymnast in the country to use the
highly difficult "double fly away"
in his high bar routine. At both
the NCAA and the YMCA meets,
this routine brought standing ova
tions from the audience.
The Athlete of the Year enters
all gymnastic events. His best
events are the free exercise, high
bar, the parallel bars, and tum
bling. Husker Coach Jake Geier believes
that Riley will make his 1355 ac
complishments look small in his
senior year. His improvement has
been so rapid in the past two
years that he is almost certain to
be even higher among the nation's
gymnasts next season.
Twenty-six year old Riley is an
Army vet. He was a wrestler
in high school and did not take
up gymnastics seriously until he
entered college. He didn't really
start to show his great class until
he came back to school after two
years in the service.
Riley is without a doubt one
of the hardest working athletes in
Nebraska sports. In nis striving
for perfection, Br. 1 -rends many
extra hours working o t. He works
as hard during the off-season as
most athletes do during the regular
season. Coach Geier believes that
it is Bruce's "great determination
From The Pressbox
At Crucial Point
By BRUCE BRUGMANN
The University athletic perspective has reached a critical point.
This point resolves in the question, "Just how far does the athletic
department intend to go to produce winning n.c a".
Already Nebraska has naa to as ior ammuuuo rmmm
from its alumni to establish a scholarship fund to
attract other athletes.
The University has stepped up its recruiting j
croeram. including among others, a group of high
school football players from Pennsylvania.
Bill Orwig, University athletic director, is now
out looking for a track coach who not only is a
track coach, but a recruiter as well.
An athletic proposal to ease eligibility require
ments for all students but designed especially ior
athletes, was passed by the faculty senate. The
proposal makes it easier for the athletes to remain
The Husker athletic department, just as any other a hletic depart
ment at any other major university, has been caught ir i the web of
"eat or be eaten" dogma that has struck reason from the collegiate
ranks. . , . ,
Athletics today Is big business. Not only must teams win to please
the alumni and tibe people out-state, but they must win to keep the
businesses downtown happy.
Such a premium has been placed on winning that -ach must
not only be able to develop and train his "..jf "
rolled into one, a clever after-dinner spe aker public relations man
and advertisini promoter to draw promising high scnool talent into
the fold. , . . ...
Thus, every major school finds themselves in a vicious orbit,
each trying to outdo the other in the feverish recratrng race
If all coaches stopped recruiting, the scramble would level. But
this isn't likely. , ,
The NCAA could institute a regulation similar to the rule govern
ing baseball recruiting in which the. high school student cannot be
approached before he graduated. If enforced this mlgh
However. I think, the ultimate character of the ' WJ
rest, upon the athletes and their handtog whet, they IT through toe
University. An athlete, like any other University student, la first and
foremost working toward a degree. vm-Ur.a
It isn't hard to tell when someone isnt ter to
toward a degree. It isn't hard for a coach or an athletic director, ,U
he has the guts, to whip a man into shape fast. He has a tighter hold
on the athlete than any other administration official has on any other
student. And he can use this hold, that of holding a man from compe
tition, until he gets down to business.
I think this is what Bill Orwig has set to do.
And with this, the last dispatch from the pressbox has been
Lack Of Football Savy Doesn't Deprive
Blonde Diver Or Mmfk
By DICK WATSON
Sports Staff Writer
Ann Nothnagel, a trim blonde
who stands but 51" and has never
played a quarter of football, is
one of the outstanding sports
personalities on the Husker cam
pus. The petite Miss from Lincoln,
a sophomore in Teachers College,
is one of the best women divers
in the country. She is the Mid
west AAU indoor and outdoor div
ing champion and has a good
chance for a berth on the 1956
She won her first Midwest AAU
title when she was 15 and has
now won it for five consecutive
years. She placed fifth in last
year's National AAU Champion
ships where she competed against
Olympic Champion Pat McCormick,
two time National Champion Paula
Jean Myers and the other out
standing divers in the country.
Miss Nothnagel began diving
when she was 12, but it was "just
a summer, pastime" until 1959 when
she started to take it seriously.
She began spending her summers
in Omaha where she could take
advantage of the Omaha Athletic
Club Pool and the coaching of
their director, Bill Ohearn, who
has been her coach for the past
five years. She spent part of last
summer In California where Pat
McCormick's husband and coach
gave her some valuable instruc
tion in platform diving.
"When diving from a platform,"
she xeplalned, "your takeoff is
like a tumbler. You don't get any
spring like you do from a diving
Surprisingly enough, her biggest
thrill came not from winning a
diving championship, but when she
went off the 35 foot tower in the
Los Angeles Olympic Stadium.
"It looks like a long way down,
and it seems like you're never go
ing to hit the water." she said,
Miss Nothnagel thinks her op
tional dives, half-gainer, half twist
layout with a front one and, one
half tuck (one dive) and gainer
one and one-half tuck are her most
polished dives. The reason is that
she gets to use these dives more
in open competition.
During the summer the shapely
blond competes in open events in
Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and
Minnesota. She plans to begin
workouts as soon as finals are
over, with her sights focused on the
National AAU Championships the
second week In August.
She is very grateful to Mr.
Fehrs, an Omaha implement deal
er, who has been her sponsor and
made possible many of her trips
the past three years. Since she
has gained national recognition
the Midwest AAU defrays part of
her expenses when she travels to
Miss Nothnagel plans to continue
cuving ior -a couple ot years or
as long as she enjoys it.
BRUCE RILEY, versatile Husk
er gymnast, receives the first
Nebraskan "Athlete of the Year"
award from Bruce Brugmann,
to better himself" that accounts
for his stellar performances. Geier
says "Bruce knows what he needs
to work on and spares nothing in
overcoming his faults. He is al
ways planning for the future."
As gymnastics is a minor sport
on the NU campus, it has not
been given much publicity in the
past. Bruce, however, is a great
promoter for the sport. Just his
presence at Nebraska draws many
high school gymnasts here. He
"lives and believes in his sport."
Bruce's coach has great praise
for his star pupil. "Wish I had a
dozen like him," says Geier, who
believes Bruce is the best he has
ever had. A wonderful trainer,
Bruce is quite mild and modest.
He was quite surprised when
told he had been picked as Athlete
of the Year. The popular star
is also a good cartoonist. He is
interested in music and literature,
and in his studies, as in his sports,
Bruce plans to coach when he
graduates. He hopes to get the
opportunity to coach gymnastics in
some high school in the state.
The Athlete of the Year was
chosen by the male members of
the Nebraskan staff to supplement
the Star of the Week series which
was inaugurated this spring.
Chosen for honorable mention
were Bob Smith, Bob Oberlin, Don
Glantz, Willie Greenlaw, and Dan
Brown, football; Charlie Bryant,
Mtbnukaa Photo By l Roy Mmomi
sports editor of The Nebraskan.
Riley, a junior, has one year
of eligibility remaining.
football and wrestling; Will Fagler
and Rex Ekwall, basketball; Cal
Bentz and Dave Gradwohl, swim
ming; Brien Hendrickson, r.ack;
Bill Giles, Fran Hogmaier, and
Don Brown, baseball; and Jack
Friday, May 27
Most Exciting Band
Featuring Sam Donahue
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