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Wednesday, December 5, 1956
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Name Position Organization
Wayne Copes End , Mac Lean Howie
Squeak Allen End Dental College
Larry Wenzl Center Canfleld Home
Warren Houfek Guard Dental College
Phil Eyen .....Back Dental College
Chuck Jensen Back IIKcbcock House
Pick Cory Back Gustavson II
Joe Houfek End ... Canfleld House
Red Raymond .....End Phi Delta Phi
Lane Birklt Center Hitchcock House
Bill Tagney Guard Burnett House
Dick Reimers , Back Mae Lean
Loren Davidson Back Canfleld House
Charles Wright Back Phi Delta Phi
Star Of The Week:
The Dental College All Univer
sity runner-up placed 3 men on the
first unit of the All Independent
intramural football team. Phil Ey
en, Warren Houfek. and Squeak
Allen were the Dents named to
the honorary team. They are
Joined by Wayne Copes of Mae
Lean House, Larry Wenzl of Can
field, Chuck Jensen of Hitchcock,
and Dick Cory of Gustavson XL
Phil Eyen was a unanimous
choice on everyone oponent team.
This is the fourth year that Eyen
has been named to some honorary
intramural football team. Eyen
was a dangerous passed at any
time; he could also run and block.
Right behind Eyen in the back
field is Chuck Jensen. Jensen
sparked Hitchcock House to the
Selleck Quadrangle championship.
Jensen was also a triple-threater.
Rounding out the backfield is
Dick Cory. Cory was the one
bright spot for Gustavson II. His
play threw many a scare into
some cf the better teams.
Up front are four fine linemen.
Wayne Copee, a member of the
Fif Afmm Aft ULA
By BOB WIRZ
Staff Sports Writer
Jim Kubacki and Don Smidt
have been chosen by the Nebras-
kan as the first winter" "Stars of
the Week" for their fine play in
the two contests against UCLA
last week end.
The two juniors led the scoring
parade for Nebraska in those
games. Little "Kuba" netted 16
points Friday night as Jerry
Bush's crew dropped a 69-56 deci
sion. He was, as usual, hitting on
his two-handed over the head shot
from 25-30 feet out. Kubacki also
played an outstanding floor game
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and was continually bothering the
Uclan's on defense as well as on
' A S'10" 154 pounder from To
ledo, Ohio, Kubacki is one of the
,'; squad's hardest workers. He plays
' ; basketball almost every day wheth
er in season or not trying to im
prove his shooting and ball hand!'
Lut year as a sophomore Jim
teamed with Gary Reimers at the
guard posts as he is this year and
they did a very commendable job
Kubacki hit for 223 points last
season and was one of four play
ers who participated in all 23 con
tests. His point total was fourth
on the team which won only seven
of their games.
Bush plans on Kubacki for a lot
of action this season. The play-
maker of the squad, Kubacki is
well liked by the fans for his out
side shooting and ball handling
Kubacki, who also was outstand-
ing in high school, is in teachers
college at the university and will
probably coach after graduation
Kubacki doubles in the spring
as a baseball infielder on Tony
Sharpe's Cornhusker nine. He is
very good defensively and has a
good batting eye., He can play
second or short equally well and
at times last season even saw ac
tion in the outfield.
A fine student, he is liked well
Kubacki is one of four basket
ball squadsmen from Ohio. George
Swank, Jim Arwood, and Ron Par
sons also hail from Ohio.
Smidt, who like Kubacki was
starter last season, led the Husk
era in the second game at Los
Angeles as he scored 22 points
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runner-up team, but that should take little of the luster away from the
first victory of the season.
Bush has assembled a well-balanced team, most of whom are un
derclassmen. The first two teams have only three seniors which means
that if all the members of the outstanding frosh team return, the
Huskers will be a team to be feared in the conference.
Not only was the all-over team play improved, the spirit of the
fans, especially the students was a good sign.
Not long ago, this column blasted the student body as being fair
weather followers.. The sports editor of the Lincoln Journal also com
mented on it in a State of the Union article concerning Nebraska foot
If Monday night's spirit was an indication of things to come, then
Cornhuskers everywhere will be able to point with pride to the entire
school and not just the athletic teams.
While the subject of school spirit is being discussed, it might be
worthwhile to mention this report that came from Oklahoma.
A Cornhusker footballer told this corner that the night before the
Nebraska game, the Oklahoma pep squad rounded up the entire foot
ball team, the band, and the pep organizations for a pep rally that
ws attended by less than 100 students. Bud Wilkinson must be quite a
The winter sports teams swing into the campaign in the near future
for another season of desire. The desire stems from the fact that the
athletes have nothing else but the love of the sport attract them to
the teams. .
In spite of this, the Husker wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and
indoor track teams are expected to improve on their last year's per
formance. The only team that suffered heavy losses was the swim team. Hollie
Lepley reportedly has been tearing out his hair due to losses from in
eligibility and the armed forces. If you recall, last year the team was
composed of all underclassmen, and all hands were expected back. But
this fall found three lettermen not on the University rolls. ,
However, Lepley is his usual optimistic self and the Husker tank
team will undoubtedly give a good account of itself.
Don Strashelm welcomes back four lettermen and several prom
ising sophomores fo the mat squad. The team had to pass up an early
dual before Christmas because of conflicting plans. The first match is
Jan. 10 at Mankato State Teachers.
Marsh Nelson, 123 pound grappler has the distinction of having
met the best in bis class. Dick Delgado, Oklahoma 123 man, pinned
Nelson in the first round of last winter's Big Seven Meet. At last report,
Delgado had advanced to the quarter-finals of the Olympics. Another
Oklahoman, Dan Hodge, is also a member of the Olympic mat squad
and has been doing quite well.
The intramural football season closed several weeks ago, but due
to the advertisers it was some time before the news of the champion
ship game reached the readers.
The All-Intramural selections will be presented during the week
with the All-University team to be featured on Friday. Many of the
independent teams failed to turn in their all opponent teams and as a
result the selection of independents has to be done by guess.
All it took was about five minutes of time to write down 14 names
on a piece of paper and turn the names in to the Nebrftskan office.
Due to a lack of playing fields,- there were less men participating
than before. There was no B league this year. If the situation is to con
tinue, one could.consider increasing the size of the teams to nine men.
Five linemen and four backs might produce more blockers and more
runs. The change would be for the good.
He scored 10 the first night and
did a very good job of rebound
ing on both occasions.
Smidt who hails from Helena,
Montana, is deadly with his set
shooting from the outside and can
maneuver very well under the bas
ket. Coach Bush depends on
"Smitty" quite a bit for both his
rebounding and scoring power.
At times the 6'4" 185 pounder
cannot be stopped as he has a
deadly eye for the hoop.
Smidt proved himself as a soph
omore when he scored 247 points
in 23 games. At this time there
was a bigger burden on his shoul
der as the team was without a
good big man. This season , with
Ron Parsons showing much
promise he should be able to re
lax more and therefore be a bit
Smidt is also a fine student and
is enrolled in Pre-Dentistry.
Kubacki and Smidt also played
large roles in last night's Husker
victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Kubacki scored 13 ooints and did
an excellent Job of ball handling
while Smidt added 7 points and
was one of the top rebounders in
Smidt came to Nebraska with
very high recommendations and
has proved to be every bit as good
as expected. Although now resid
ing in Montana, Smidt was already
familiar with Nebraska as he was
born in Hastings and lived there
for the early years of his life.
These two Huskers will be in
action next on Saturday night
when Nebraska entertains Michi
gan at the Coliseum. Bush may
call on his starting five for near
iron man roles in this contest as
the Wolverines will nossihlv h
the best team Nebraska has met
so far this season. Michigan is led
by All-American football and bas-
Ketoail player Ron Kramer.
The Star of the Week award
will be presented to some out
standing Husker athlete each week
Intramural Basketball Schedule
Thursday, December 6
Casey's Cagen vs. Dental Colleg ; 8-00 PE Ct 1
Geologists v. Phi Delta Phi 5 00 p'e' Ct! t
Barrells vs. Phi Epsilon Kappa 6 30 P E ' Ct 1
Chemist A vs. Navy, ROTC 6:30 P.e! Ct! I
Spastica vs. Baptist Housa 6:30 Varsity
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7:30 P.E. Ct 2
8:30 P.E. Ct. 1
S:30 P.E. Ct. X
.8:00 P.E. Ct. 1
.6:00 P.E. CU
Beta Sigma Psi B vs. Phi Gamm
A Street vs. Little House
Chemists A vs. Sam's Has Beens
Inter-Varsity vs. Methodist House
Phi Delt C vs. Sig Ep C
The Stingers vs. Park Avenua
Delta Sigma PI vs. Dtltxrta
Comhupsker B vs. Newman Club
Farm Housa C vs. Alpha Tau Omega C
Friday, December 7
Fairfield vs. Gustavson II
Seatoa I vs. Avery
Saturday, December 8
MacI.ean vs. Andrews i-txi . rt. i
Phi Delta Theta A vs. Beta Theta PI A ....1:00 P.E. CU 2
Gustavson I vs. Canfleld , 2:00 P.E. Ct. 1
Sigma Nu A va. Sigma Chi A 2:00 P.E. CU 2
Manatt vs. Seatoa II , ...3:00 P.E. CU 1
Kappa Sigma A vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon A 3:00 P.E. CU 2
deiieca vs. isoucner 4:00 P.E. Ct. 1
Phi Gamma Delta A vs. Phi Kappa Psi 4:00 P.E. CU S
Monday, December 10
Alpha Tan Omega A vs. Alpha Gamma Rho A 5:00 A g Colleg
Theta XI vs. Delta Upsilon A 5:00 P.E. CU 1
Cornhusker vs. Brown Palace 5:00 P.E. CU 2
As I See It
By WALT BLORE
Mortician for Sports Page
Shot down ...
It fought hard,
It battled against mighty oppon
But, here lies the Sports page,
Dead and buried by the advertising
No facts , . .
Journalism rules state that one
of the most important virtues of re
porting is getting the facts.
Today it is impossible to give
There isn't any room.
We give up . . .
Call in your armies, O mighty
business staff, we surrender.
Rec Swimming Set
For NU Women
Kecreational swimming time will
be provided for all women stu
dents Tuesday and Dec. 11 and 18
between 7 and 8 p.m. for a fee of
10 cents. Suits-and towels will be
Swimming permits will be re
quired for all except freshman
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WASH, DRY, FOLD
Drop It Off We Do Rest
Corner 16 & N
February 16 .
February 22, 21
March 1, 1
March 8. t
March 8. 9
Winter Sports Schedule
Big T Pre-Season Twrn anient
at Kansas, city, Missouri
at Los Angele
at Los Angele
in Lincoln 1
Kansas Stat '
Iowa State -Kansas
Double Dual Colorado
Utah at Boulder
So. Dak. St
Iowa St. Teachers
Colored A M
in Lincoln .
at Cedar Falls
in Lincoln -in
at Ft Collins
at ft fnllina
Colorado Air Academy Triangular at Boulder
xiansas' at Lawrence
Kansas State in Lincoln (2:00) p.
Oklahoma at Normaa
Big 7 meet at Kansas City. Mo.
Iowa Stat in Lincoln , (7:30) p.
Kansas in Lincoln (2:00) p.;
AU-Collega Invitational at Manhattan. Kan.
Dual meets to be figured with Colorado Stat.
Mankato, and Western Illinois Stat.
Oklahoma in Lincoln (8:09) P.i
Big 7 Meet at Konnan, Oklahoma
Big 7 Meet at Norman, Oklahoma
Iowa Stat in Lincoln (8:08) p.:
NCAA at Annapolis. 114.
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varsity baseball team, was one of
the finest ends In independent
play. His play was a major factor
in the success of Mac Lean's fine
season. Mac Lean finished second
in Selleck League play.
"Squeak" Allen is at the other
flank. He was on the receiving end
of many of Eyen's passes. He
was also a thorn in the opponent's
At center is Larry Wenzl. Larry
regularly played end, but is shifted
to center because of the brilliant
play of the other ends. Larry is a
former All Stater from Beatrice.
At the guard position is Warren
Houfek. Houfek was a stalwart on
both offense and defense.
Those named as second choices
are Red Raymond of the Law Col
lege, Joe Houfek of Canfleld
House, Lane Birle of Hitchcock,
Bill Tagney of ' Burnett House,
Dick Reimers of Mac Lean, Loren
Davidson of Canfield and Charles
Wright also of the Law College.
HONORABLE MENTION: Ends
Bill White, Canfield, Center-Bill
Vance, Canfield, Guard Don
Becker, Mac Lean, Backs Lyle
Eckhardt, Burnett, Al Steele, Can
field, and Ken Bowers, Manatt.
Big Seven Teams Down
In Monday's Successful
The Big Seven warmed up for
what should be a torrid confer
ence race back of Kansas' titans
by snagging 4 of 4 nonconference
games Tuesday night.
Nebraska led the parade with
a 67-43 decision over Iowa's Hawk
eyes, last year's NCAA runners
up. It will be a long time before
Coach Bucky Conners charges re
peat their high national standing
if their NU performance is any
indication. Iowa's sophomoric line
up was completely lost on the same
Phalanx. University Military
Fraternity, pledged 10 junior
FROTC students. The new pledges
are: Andris Kleinhoff. Dean Strv-
ker, Keith Turner, Varro Clarke,
Marvin Voff, James Hastert, Al
len Rosen, Larry Heesaker, Eldon
Beavers and Puris Vairogs.
Any member of Army, Navy,
Air Force or Marine Advanced
ROTC is eligible to join Phalanx.
Anyone interested should attend
the next meeting. Information will
be posted on all military bulletin
Phalanx is sponsoring a dinner
at 6:30 Friday at the Triangle-K
court with the smooth Cornhuskers.
Elsewhere, Iowa State took their
second straight decision. 92-73
over Houston, to save the blistered
Iowa State athletic situation some
what. Little Gary Thompson, 5'10"
oi court dynamite, pumped in 35
points for Iowa State.
At the other end of the height
scale, Wilt "The Stilt" Chamber.
lin lead Kansas past Northwest
ern with a rollicking 52 points.
Wilt, billed as the answer to Bill
Russell, lived up to-all advance
Kansas State, last year's con
ference champs, got into the swine
of things with a close 90-84 vic
tory over Texas Tech. Jack Parr,
last year the best sophomore in
the Big 'Seven, and Bob Boozer,
former Omaha Tech star, sparked
the Wildcats. Each had 27 Doints.
Colorado, figured to fight it out
with Nebraska and Oklahoma for
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the basement this year, surprised
strong Oregon State at Colorado
67-58. The Buffs unveiled a lot of
hustle and a good center, Jim
The overall strength of the Big
Seven points to the contention of
some sportswriters that it is the
strongest basketball conference in
the nation this year. With titans
like Kansas State, and Iowa State
around and traditionally strong
teams like Missouri and Colorado
in the running, Nebraska could
find itself out in the cold despite
the most balanced team in three
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