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Vandy Lost On Long Trip:
Friday, December 21, 1956
By WALT BLORE
Vanderbilt'i Commodores, at
tempting a rugged three games
tn. one week will meet a parallel
tn the Nebraska Cornhuskers when
the Utter Journeys to Nashville,
Tennessee for the final game of
three on the road in one week.
Coach Bob Polk's boys met the
University of Texas cagers on
Monday and trimmed the Long
horns M-67. Again it was Ed Thym,
the Commodore Jumping jack that
paced the attack.
On Wednesday the Commodores
engaged the maplers from New
Mexico and came out on the long
end of an 81-59 score.
Gone from last year's squad that
banded the Huskers a 66-48 lick
ing is only one man. Back are
Al Rochelle who canned 22 against
the Huskers, Thym, Jo Gibbs and
Polk has had his squad strength
ened by the addition of Don Bates,
a soph, who going into this week
had SO points in thre games for
a 16.7 average. Bates is hitting a
good 49.8 of his shots from the
Thym had a 19.3 poinU per
game average and has connected
for a phenominal 48.1 from the
field. Rochelle rounds the scoring
for the three who have accounted
for more than 150 points in three
This is Polk's tenth season at
Vandy and it could well be cele
brated by a conference crown.
Polk invited out the most prom
ising group of sophomores in the
history of the school, according to
reports that have been coming out
Besides Thym, Bates, Gibbs,
Henry and Rochelle, the Commo
dores can call on a strong reserve
crew consisting of 6-4 Doug Yares,
5-4 Hub Hougland, and a pair of
seasoned performers at guard in
6-2 Bob Gregor and 5-8 Jim
Cornhusker coach, Jerry Bush,
will be counting on the same start
ing five that he has used all sea
son. After a satisfying victory over
previously undefeated Purdue and
a tcugh encounter with the Red
Raiders of Texas Tech, Bush will
have to call on the final reserve
of strength to overcome the ef
fects of over 2,000 miles of travel
The Bu&hmen first Journeyed to
Lafayette, Indiana on Monday to
encounter Purdue. Then to Lub
bock, Texas for the Thursday
game with Texas Tech. Finally it
will be back to Nashville, Tennes
see for the engagement with Van
dy. Don Smidt and Captain Rex Ek
wall have been the leaders with
hustling guards Jim Kubacki end
Gary Reimers and steadily im-
Huskers Edge Tech 67-66:
Smidf Sinks Game Winning
aslcei In Dying
Somebody had better think up
another award to give Don Smidt
when the Nebraska basketball
team returns from its present road
The 6-4 Junior from Helena,
Mont., canned a 40-foot fielder
with only three seconds left. This
gave the Hustling Huskers a nar
row 67-66 victory over the Red
Raiders from Texas Tech.
This is the second straight game
that Smidt has played an important
part. At Purdue Monday night,
he was high man for the night with
Thursday be had to take a back
seat to Gary Reimers in high point
totals as the Nebraska Star of the
Week poured through 24 in what
Scarlet and Cream coach Jerry
termed his best game. "Reimers
was great" said the Great White
The Huskers jumped to a 19-4
lead early in the game and main
tained the lead throughout the
game until the last minute when
the Red Raiders made a last ditch
attempt to pull one out of the fire.
That set the stage for Smidt's
beauty which cut the cords at the
same time the final gun went off.
Hi teammates promptly hoist
him on their shoulders and car
ried him to the dressing room.
The Cornhuskers lost Captain
Rex EkwaU early in the final 15
minutes and that gave the Lub
bock, Tex. boys a chance. They
pulled into the lead and appeared
to have it in the bag when the
roof fell to.
Nebraska showed the strait, of
tiresome road trip which will
com to an end in Nashville,
Term. Saturday night when the
Commodores of Vanderbilt enter
tain the Bushmen.
Reimers, who doubles as a com
bination outfielder-in-fielder during
the baseball season added to his
point total by hitting 12 of 13 free
The speedy Millard junior was
all over the floor on defense as
the point man in Bush's one three
one defense and turned in an ad
mirable Job of running the team
on offense. He and his running
mate, dead-eye Jim Kubacki were
in hair of the tailed Red Raiders
Ekwall turned in a sterling de
fensive perfomance until he depart
ed via the foul route.
Nebraska held a 64-50 lead with
six minutes left but saw it wilt
under the final Raider assault.
With eight seconds left, Tech
center Red wine missed a free toss
and the Huskers brought the ball
to the center line and set Smidt
The win was the fifth straight
for the Huskers and set a record
for consecutive wins in the three
years that Bush has been at the
Frosh Letter Winners
Bob Brandt, Roger Brrde, Doane Bucntel,
Ben Cacioppo, Jim Childers, MtchH Cock
ran, Darrril Conner. Ton Dealt, Raymond
Engei. Rex Engebretton, Pat Fitzgerald.
Bob Fleming. Duane Gotate. David Harm,
Clyde Hsskira, Eusrne Henry, den Hep
burn. Jim Hersenretter, Don Kamntka,
Gene Kobn, Bob Koenit. Hale Krercik.
Gerald McCaH, Chris Manrialardi. Dana
Mann. Cbarics Marasco, Max iUrtz, Joe
Doane Monaenoa, James Moore. An
thony Nocila. Don Olson. Don Patron,
John Ponseiro, Paul Sanaa. Jerry Schroe
der. Dale Siefkc. Dale Sterner, Charles
Stacey. David Swartr, Michael Tusfen.
Harry Tolly. William Tun int. Albert Vitoh),
Dout Wstkins. Norman Welsh, William
Welie. Gary Wetton. Clarence Wociman,
By BOB MAKTEL
NebnsJtts Sperts Beperter
What's year states?. .
Coach Jerry Bush's Cornhusker
basketball squad has been pick
ing up fans by the dozens in a
sort of snowballing style. These
"new" Nebraska fans are not new
In any sense of the word. They
are the people, who have stood
behind the scenes .and followed
the cagers via the newspapers.
They have been the last to com
pliment and the first to criticize.
Now that Bush has a squad that
is capable of posting a winning
season, the critics are popping
out to jump on the bandwagon.
This is a trait typical of Ne
braska sports fans. I have watched
the cycle operate in conjunction
with the local minor league base
ball club. In 1954 and 1955 the
Lincoln Chiefs bad a so-so ball
club. The attendance was very
poor and enthusiasm was at a
very, low ebb. In 1956, the Chiefs
werW fortunate in having an ex
cellent team. They also had a
great gate attraction in borne run
bitter Dick Stuart. Everyone was
a Chief fan.
It's a proven fact that every
body loves a winner, but the true
died in the wool sport fan sticks
by his favorites whether they win
or lose. The real sports fan lores
competitor first and a winner
If you art the type of person
who likes to make New Year reso
lutions, it might be well to tack
the following statement on your
"I resolve that I will attempt
to become a real sports fan in
1357. I will try to appreciate the
game. I will begin to realize that
an athletic event can be a good
garaa or match even though my
favorite team loses. I will try to
be full time fan not just a part
Attraction. . .
Tha Big Seven Tournament at
Kansas City from December 27 to
the 30th should be one of the
most interesting to years.
Big Seven basketball squads
lave had a great deal of success
as and Kansas State are rated
among the top ten teams in the
Take twe nationally rated clubs,
J .. i
four better than average teams,
one club which is improving stead
ily, an outstanding guest squad
and Wilt "The Stilt" Chamber
lain, throw them all into a tourna
ment and you have three days
of outstanding basketball. It looks
as though all attendance marks
for the holiday festival will be
shattered. Advance ticket sales in
dicate a new record in the mak
If you are going to be in the
Lincolnland area over the holi
days, remember to follow the
Huskers to Kansas City with Bill
King over KLIN.
Everything it an tlte Bp anil rp?
The Bobby Layne-Ed Meadows
incident that occurred in last
Sunday's Chicago Bear-Detroit Li
on football game has kicked off
a number of interesting discus
sion on the intimate phases of pro
The Associated Press broke a
story yesterday, claiming that
quarterbacks carry prices on their
heads. It seems that the Los An
geles Rams put up a monetary
reward for the player who would
"get the opposing signal caller.
This charge has been admitted
by some of the play for pay boys
and denied by others. Whether
this is true or not well probably
never know, but one thing we can
be sure of is that professional
football is plenty rough. A lot
rougher than any television screen
Ynletid; Greetings. . .
I would like to take this oppor
tunity on behalf of the tntire sports
staff; Walt Elore, Bob Wire, Stan
Widman, Gary Peterson, Bill Wil
son, George Koyer and fijyself,
to wish a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year to all of our
readers. - . .
We would also like to extend
Season Greetings to John Bent-
ley and Clark Gibbs cf the Ath
letic Publicity Department, Dick
Becker of the Journal, Don Bryant
of the Star, the entire University
coaching staff and all others who
have been so helpful and cooper
ative to us.
If you are driving home for the
holidays, remember to drive care
fully and while you're celebrating
I make the one for the road, coffee.
Kekraaka OFT Tes. Teek OFT
Ekwal 9-0 4 Wolfe t M
Arwood 0-10 Undenr'd 13-4 7
Doebl 1-3 i Gibson (Ml
Smidt i s-7 11 Wilaoa J 11 S
Parsons t 13 14 Kpy 2 IM) 4
Went M1 BUI S M 10
Howard M Scaling 2 2-1 C
KabarM S 1-1 II Myers 4-4 4
Ketmers 11-13 24 Comminis 4 2 4 10
Lynch S 3-4 13
Johnson O 21 2
Taiats 23-34 tt Totals S4 1S-2t
Scot by salves
Nebraska SS 31 67
Texas Tack 33 34-
proving soph Ron Parsons con
The Hustling Huskers won't
have much time for the Christmas
holidays. The Bushmen will return
home over the weekend before
they have to leave for Kansas City
and the Big Seven Tournament.
Nebraska will leave on Christ
mas day and spend the 26th pre
paring for their initial contest with
Michigan State. Also in the lower
bracket with the Huskers and Spar
tans will be Colorado and Missouri.
Does Professional football con
done roughness against key play
ers and is there a monetary re
ward for knocking them out of the
A former Los Angeles Ram star,
who declines to use his name, says
that from 1951 to 1953, every quar
terback in the National Football
League was a target and "the guy
who got the quarterback out of
the game got a jackpot that we
all donated to."
The player pools, the former
Ram said, usually ran about 40
dollars "with each player putting
in a buck or so."
The charge stems from the re
cent "crv foul" raised by the De
troit Lions -after their star Quar
terback Bob Layne was knocked
out of the Bear game by a bone
crushing tackle by Bruin Ed Meadows.
Winter Sports Schedule
Decern bar SMI
Febraary U. fj
March 1. S
March t. f
fanTJerWR at, RcifivEBJT
But 7 Pre-Season Toarnameal
at Kansas CtO. Missouri
Colorado tn Liner M:0) a.m.
Mankato St at Mankaeo, Kknv.
Minnesota at MinneapoBa
Varsity Freshman (4:00) a.m.
Colorado at Boulder
Kansas State in Lincoln (1:00) a.m.
Colorado SU at Greeley .
Minnesota to Lincoln (4:00) a.m.
Missouri at Columbia
Colorado at Boulder .
low Stata in Lincobt (2:00) a.m.
Iowa State in Lincoln (2:00) a.m.
Kansas Stata in Lincoln (7:10) a.m.
Kansas Stata at Manhattan
Kansas Stata at Manhattan
Colorado St. at Greeley
Doable Dual Colorado
Utah at Boolder
Kansas la Lincoln :0S) a m.
Colorado in Lincoln (2:00) p.m.
So. Dak. St. in Lincoln (t:30) P.m.
Navy Pier at Chicaga
Missouri in Lincoln (1:05) a.m.
Iowa St. Teachers at Cedar Falh)
Iowa State in Ames , t
Oklahoma in Lincoln " 0:003 .m.
Minnesota tn Lincoln (3:00) p.m.
Kansas 6U in Lincoln (2:00) p.m.
Kansas St. in Lincoln (1.05) pja.
Colorado A.M. at Ft. Co Dint
Colorado A.M. at Ft. Collins
Colorado Air Academy Triangular at Bomloer
Kansas at Lawrenca
Kansas Stata tn Lincoln tt.-OO) P.m.
Oklahoma at Norman
Bia 1 meet at Kansas City, Mo.
lows State in Lincoln (7:30) p.m.
Kansas in Lincoln (2:00) p.m.
AH-Collece Invitational at Manhattan. Kan.
Dual meets to be ficured with Colorado State
Mankaio, and Western Illinois Stata.
Oklahoma in Lincoln (t:tS) 9 .an,
Big 7 Meet at Norman. Oklahoma
Bis T Meet at Norman, Okie horns
Iowa Stata in Lincoln (t.-OS) pja,
NCAA at Annapolis, MA.
AAU at Bastings
Two Nebraskan's, guard Jim
Murphy and fullback Jerry Brown
were named to Colorado's all-opponent
Both men played an outstanding
game against the Buffalo, Brown
and Murphy being the standout on
the Cornhusker defense.
Murphy also came within three
votes of besting Jerry Tubbs for
the "Best Lineman" they have
faced all year.
In other balloting. Oklahoma's
Tommy McDonald was chosen as
the outstanding back and Oklaho
ma as the outstanding team the
Buff's were up against.
Five Sooners placed on their all-
opponent team and seven on their
Five Sooners placed on their all-
opponent team and seven on their
Big-S even all-opponent eleven.
Sooner Ed Gray was the only
unanimous choice for a spot on
Onlv members of the first two
Colorado units participated in the
The All-ODDonent Team in
cludes: Phil McHugh (Oregon)
and Don Stiller (Oklahoma) Ends.
Ed Gray (Oklahoma) and Frank
Caapla (Missouri) Tackles, Ed
Brown (Arizona) and JIM MUR
PHY (Nebraska) Guards. Jerry
Tubbs (Oklahoma) center, Jimmy
Hunter (Missouri) Quarterback,
Tommy McDonald (Oklahoma)
and Clendon Thomas (Oklahoma)
Halfbacks and JERRY BROWN
Th All-Conference onnenent
team includes: John Bell (Okla
homa) and Don Stiller- (Oklaho
ma) Ends, Ed Gray (Oklahoma)
and Frank Ciapla (Missouri)
Tackles, JIM MURPHY (Nebras
ka) and Bill Krisher (Oklahoma)
Guards, Jerry Tubbs (Oklahoma)
Outer, Jimmy Hunter (Missouri)
Quarterback, Tommy McDonald
(Oklahoma) and Clendon Thomas
(Oklahoma Halfbacks and JERRY
BROWN (Nebraska) Fullback.
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