The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 28, 1956, Page Page 3, Image 3

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    r.mdav. February 28, 1954
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ebraskan Sportt Reporter
A cold second half again plagued
,e Nebraska Comhuskers Satur
day night as they fell prey to the
Kansas Jayhawks 60 to 56.
Nebraska led 35-25 at the half
,nd seemed well on their way to
upsetting Phog Allen's Lincoln f are-
Led by J"1 Kubacki's set shoot
ing and Rex Ekwall's inside play,
the Huskers thoroughly outplayed
ty Kansans during the first half.
Chuck Smith's jump shot from
the side with 13 minutes gone in the
grst half knotted the score at 10
jH. Don Smidt followed with a
jong set shot which put Nebraska
ahead 12-10. The Huskers held on
to their lead although Gene Els
tun's foul shot with three minutes
left narrowed it to 27-25.
A pair of set shots by Kubacki
a basket each by Smith and
Smidt gave the Nebraskans their
half time margin.
A tight Kansas sone plus a pair
of Jawhawks by the name of Mau
rice King and Elstun helped spell
after-intermission disaster for the
Big Red.
These two Kansas forwards com
bined their talents to erase a ten
point deficit and take the lead in
just ten minutes of the second
half. From then on the Jayhawks
were in control.
Kubacki's foul shot and Ekwall's
tip in with 32 seconds left in the
contesj, making the score 58-56 was
the best the gap could be closed. A
Kansas stall in the last five minutes
of play was effective in keeping
the ball away from the Huskers.
Ekwall and Kubacki finished the
contest with 15 points each, while
King and Elstun led the victors
with 17 points apiece.
Nebraska will close its home sea
son Saturday night, playing host to
the Sooners from Oklahoma.
From The Sports Desk
(rears Horner
Sports Editor
Wonderful green years? . . .
As the basketball season heads into the twilight of another year,
I is evident that the Nebraska Comhuskers are heading for one of their
worst seasons in a long time. With only three games left, it seems that
fee best the Huskers can come out with is a 7-13 record.
Oklahoma seems to be the only team the Comhuskers will be
tble to down. Their other two games, one with Iowa SUe and one
ith Missouri are both on the road.
Though this editor stands behind the athletes and coaches at Ne
braska one-hundred per-cent, be can't help but take a pestemistic at
Cade. What reason or reasons lie behind the unsuccessful campaigns of
fee Huskers? I feel the answer is evident.
All's well . . .
Hy answer, lies in the fact that the Huskers haven't been able to
p out of state for talent. I don't mean to say that they should offer
txb prepster a new car or guarantee him the moon, but that they
&Gdd make their bids in other states like some of the other Big 7
At the University of Kansas, where basketball is a second nature,
fee Jajhawks have seven members who are non-Kansans. Other states
represented include Nebraska, THinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Okla
homa and New York.
leva State carries foreigners from Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado and
Sew York. Colorado has their roster dotted with players from Wyom
C, California, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Toe most talked about freshman in the history of the Big 7, Wilt
Qasberlain of Kansas, is a native of Pennsylvania.
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9 Ssi
Hugh Osmcra
. . . Senior miler from Lexington kans included Don Ficke in the
copped two first to give the Ne- 60-vard dash. Charles Gihson In
braska Comhuskers an easy 91-13 the 440, Bill Hawkins in the 60-yard
track win over the South Dakota high hurdles.
Sodaks- Bob Elwood won the two-mile
The win was the first of the run, Bill Marten the 60-yard low
year for the Nebraska thinclads. hurdles, and Nebraska took the
They have lost four. Osmera took mile relay,
blue ribbons in the 880 yard run In the field, Bernie Randolph
and the mile run. He ran the 880 won the pole vault, 'Larry Gaus
in the time of 2:03.1 and won the man the high jump, Leonard
mile with the time of 4:36.8. Rosen the shotput and Hawkins
Other winners for the Nebras- in the broad jump.
Uusher Yearlings Drop Postal fJee?
To Kansas Thinclads By Wi4Vh
In Intramural Play:
Tournament Play
Begins Wednesday
Id tram oral Editor
The long grind of intramural
basketball is finally nearing the
Freshmen competition
Mermen Cop
Tank Victory
Over Kansas
Nebraska copped seven firsts in
ten events to defeat the University
of Kansas 50-34 in a dual swimming
meet in the Coliseum, and salvage
something from a dismal sports
weekend. pmfW'zm-i
The win
broke a Husker
losing streak of
three consecu
tive contests.
Carl Boden
steiner, L i n
coln's gift to
Holly Lepley,
captured the
senior Gene
I feel that another program that should be initiated is the competi
Ka of freshmen of different schools.
Ey being able to compete among the other first-year men, the
frt&sea would be able to show more interest and desire. As it stands
Km, fcere can be no competition among other squads.
A proposal was offered by Louis Menze, the athletic director at
Ion Sate. He proposed that the freshmen be allowed to play five
kmc games. He felt that if passed, it would give the fans a better
dsnne tn sm the nrosnects for next vear.
duds, they would be allowed to play junior colleges and other smaS r , J""
a v. I tree styles ana
Back East, freshmen competition is a big thing. Uness a double
kader is beixg played that night, the first game is usually a contest
tesraea the schools freshmen teams.
Under the pieaent system, the Erst year of college basketball is
i dol one. Having to practice against the same men that you play in
a pose before the regular basketball tilt tends to add a disinteresting
Iglt to she sport.
Could tou imagine what would happen to ticket sales if the Kansas
hstonea team, widi the fabulous wat the StOt, would come to
LoreOn or any other conference schooL
Taert is sal a question in this editors mind why the freshmen foot
SmS team aid the freshmen track team have meets outside the
fcirac3; yet the basketball squad is faced with this unfortunate limitation.
I bone that the near future, the coaches and other members of
tt ctsdereace So awav with this pointless limitation and that the fresh- relay team which edged Nebraska,
nan be allowed to compete among ether schools. Whea this rule is Nebraska will entertain Kansas
&hs am, I feel that the Big 7 will be sSrengihcned one-bundred per-cent. .State in Lincoln March 3.
Ctmnar Lincota Stor
Cotter snagged the diving to lead
the Nebraskans. Tom Hoocben, Bill
Tagney, Paul Schorr and the 300
yd. medley relay team won the
other Husker firsts.
Kansas produced the only rec
ord breaker, however, as swimmer
coach Chuck Edwards lowered the
290 yd. individual medley mark to
Edwards also was responsible
for the other two Kansas firsts as
be won the 100 yd. free style and
anchored the Jaybawk 440 yd. free
end for teams which have not
qualified for the playoffs. Those
who have qualified still have a
long way to go.
Wednesday night the playoffs
swing into action. The top four
teams in each of the fifteen leagues
start play in the single elimina
tion tournament to select a overall
Other squads in the rank in
clude: Beta Sigma Psi-B, Corn
Borers, Navy ROTC, Phi K a p p a
Psi-B, Alpha Gamma Rbo-C and
MacLean-B. MacLean house in Sel
leek Quadrangle play has not suf
fered defeat with either team.
Many other top fives have also
had outstanding records over the
season. The playoffs which start
Wednesday will have some fast
and turious action witn 16 con
tests slated for the first day and
14 on tap for Thursday evening.
Only two contests are slated for
Friday but Saturday and Monday
of next week again have full
slates. The semi-finals are slated
for next Friday, March 9th, in the
Coliseum preceeding the semi
finals of the high school basket
ball tournament and the finals will
be played March 10th before the
the state finals.
Five courts will be used during
the playoffs. They are: The Ag Col
lege floor, 2 courts at the men's P.
building and two at the Coliseum.
Despite the fact that they copped
five firsts, the Nebraska freshmen
bowed to the Kansas yearlings in
a postal meet, 56V4-47V4. It was
their second postal reversal. They
bowed to the Colorado freshmen
earlier to the year. They tied Mis
souri in their other outing.
Keith Gardner put on his usual
one-man show by gaining four
firsts. He won the 60-yard dash
with a time of :06.S. In the 60
yard high hurdles, he won with
the clocking of :07.5 and broke
the tape with a time of :49.8
in the 440. He climaxed his twenty
point performance with a winning
leap of 22-11 in the broad jump.
Kansas earned two firsts from
their highly publicized freshman,
Wilt Chamberlin. The lanky Kan
san won the shot put with an ef
fort of 47-2 and came back to win
the high jump with a 6-5 mark.
KU's Bill Bidwell came as close
as anyone to beating the yearling
from Jamacia in the 60-yard dash
by tying Gardner. The Jayhawk
copped a first in the mile with Tom
Schroeder winning the long event
with a time of 4:26. Nebraska's
Frank Morrison took third in this
Sthroeder also took top honors
in the two-mile run with a time of
The Husker! Ken Pollard won
the pole vault with 12-10.
With Don House, Bob Miller,
Charles Wollaston and Gardner run
ning on the mile relay team, the
Comhuskers broke the tape with
a time of 3:28.6.
From all indications, three of the
outstanding freshmen competed in
This postal. Chamberlin and Gard
ner both gave indication of their
threat on the oval and another
KU yearling, Schroeder, looks like
the man to carry on the Jayhawks
domination of the distant events.
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Cost NU
Mat Win
Forfeits cost Nebraska their sec
ond straight wrestling contest in
the Coliseum last Saturday night.
Failure of the Huskers to offer
competition in the 123 and 137
pound classes handed Iowa Teach
ers a 21-13 victory.
In the matches in which they
participated, Nebraska broke even.
Captain Arnold Morton remained
undefeated in the 157-pound class
by decisioning Don Mortimer, 7-4.
Don Brand, sophomore heavy
weight who has ' showed promise
in losing a couple of close deci
sions, changed his luck by pin
ning John Roche in 1:23. Jim
Owens took Nebraska's other vic
tory by pinning Chuck Pinch in
Iowa Teachers added a pin by
Dick Formack in the 167 pound
class, and decisions by Dick Hea
ton and Ken Sayler to the ten
1 gratis points the forfeits had
given them to ice the victory.
Iowa State will host the Husk
er grapplers March 1 in Ames for
the next Nebraska action. Follow
ing Iowa State Nebraska will meet
the University of Colorado in the
Coliseum after the Nebraska-Oklahoma
basketball game. The Husk
ers then close their season with
the Big Seven meet at Ames, Iowa,
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