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The Doily Nebraskan
Tuesday, January 7, 1953
At The Big Eight Basketball Tournament
Chamberlain Leads Kansas To Crown,
Cornhuskers Make It To Semi-Finals
BV BOB MARTEI.
With Wilt Chamberlain scoring
J8 points, the Kansas Jayhawks
defeated Kansas State 79-63 in the
Big Eight Pre-Season Basketball
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HUSKER SPARKPLUG Gary Reimers, Nebraska captain, will lead
his teammates against Big Eight foe in a hope that the Huskers
tan better last season's record. Reimers is a senior and one of the
club's leading scorers.
Three Husker G rap piers Earn
Victories To Gain AAU Title
By BOB MARTEL
Nine University of Nebraska
matmen displayed their talents in
the Midwest AAU Tournament
during the past Christmas vaca
tion. The tourney resulted in three
Huskers grabbing wrestling titles
thereby giving the unofficial Mid
West AAU Tourney to the Husk
iers. After the opening round had
Ished the Husker matmen had
garnered five wbis, four by de
visions while losing (our matchesy
two of these being by decisions j
Racking up the wins for the Soar
let were Gil Nielson, decision;
Ken McKee, decision; Bill La
fleur, decision; Pat Fitzgerald, de
cision; and Dan Brand, by pin
king his man in 3:53.
The losers in first round were
Ken Walton, decisioned; Mike
Tillotson, decisioned; Jim Novot
hy, decisioned; and Don Davis,
In the final round of the tourney
the Husker matmen proved their
wrestling superiority by winning
ttoree of five matiches, all three
coming via defeat of Omaha Uni
Gil Nielson, Husker senior from
Omaha North, started the victory
parade with a 4-0 decision over
Anffelo Cuva, Omaha U. fresh-
The University of Nebraska
freshman swimming team chalked
up its third straight postal meet
The Husker yearling tankmen
beat Grinnell College, 37-33. It was
the fourth straight win, including
the three postal meets and a win
last Saturday over the NU varsity.
400 yards Medley Relay 1. Grinnell
Hendrey, Lysne, Frank, Norman) 4:30.5;
J. Nebraska (Jack Fair, Joe Stocker,
Jerry Keown, Larry Converse 1 4:M.3.
220 yards Free Style 1. Roger Bosveld
N 2.32 4. 2.Dale Voss N, 2:37.4. 3.
Frank (G). 2:42. 4. Hendry (Gl. 2:42.
SO yards Free Style and M yards Free
1. Norman (G). :29.6. 2. Joe Gacusana
(N), :25.7. 3. Lyme (G), :32.2, 4. Larry
Haark (N). :28.1.
1 Mt. Diye (5 raqiiired 3 optional) 1.
Branch Walton (N), 2. Karl Filler (N).
100 yards BsSterflr 1. Frank (G).
1:09.7.' . Jerry Keown (N). 1:41.1. 1.
Robin Snider (N), 1:24.9.
loa yards Free Style 1. Norman (G).
:54.. 2. Larry Converse N), :57.1. 3.
Larry Haack, (N). 1:00.7. 4. Lever (G),
ZOO yards Back 1. Hendry (G), 2:33.2.
. Jack Fair (N), 2:35. 3. Roger Con
440 yards Free Style Tie Roller BosveM
(N, 5.42. Tie Dale Vosa (N), 5:42. J.
Palmer G). 6:10.
W yards Breast 1. Joe Stocker (N,
I:4S. 2. Lysne (G). 2:52.3. 3. Jack Fair
(Nl. 2:57.4. 4. Bowers (G). 3:16.5.
yards Free Relay Grinnell did not
report on time as their men were sick
so no points were recorded. Roser Bos
veld, Jerry Keown, Joe Gacusana, Larry
Converse) Nebraska, 4:05.7.
Wilt Sets Another
LAWRENCE, Kan. Wilt Cham
berlain's early-season bombard
ment '."".' he's averaging 32.2 . . .
has vaulted him to Kansas' all-time
lead in 30-point games. He now
lias reached or bettered that figure
in 24 of 37 starts, surpassing Clyde
Loveilette's old level of 21 games
In this circle. The Dipper's five
40-pointers also is one more than
Lovellette accumulated during his
1950-'51-'52 career here. Chamber
lain is the only player in confer
ence history to reach 50, inundata
ing Northwestern with 52 in his
college debut a year ago.
Tourney to gain their second con
secutive holiday crown.
The Wildcats were in the game
for the first half, but just couldn't
keep up with their Kansas rivals
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man, in the 115 pound weight di
vision. Then Ken McKee, Nebras
ka junior from Lincoln, decisioned
Chip Bowlcy, another Omaha U.
Pan Brand, Husker senior from
Bellevue, posted the night's only
fall. He needed only 19 second
to pin Bill Nicklos, another In
dian yearling, In the heavyweight)
The' two Huskers suffering de
feats were Bill Lafkur when he
was decisioned by Ellie Watkins
of Iowa State in the 165 pound
class and Pat Fitzgerald when he
fell before Ron Larsen, Omaha Y,
in the 175 weight division.
The holiday tourney attracted a
surprising large field of 45 com
petitors. There were five schools;
represented in the AAU tourney.
These five included Wartburg, Io
wa State, Carleton, Cornell, Ne
braska and Omaha University.
With the holidays over the pro
teges of Bill Smith return to the
University to prep for their big
upcoming contest in that of Min
nesota January 11. The Gophers
are the defending Big Ten cham
pion. TTe Huskers can look to their
heavyweight wrestler to sup
ply he needed hustle in the up
coming event. The large senior
from Bellevue has posted six wins
so far during the pre-season con
tests. Dan has won the Iowa
Teachers invitational heavyweight
crown and the Midwest AAU tit
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WRESTLING CHAMP Senior Dan Brand of Bellevue is the star of
the 1957-58 Husker wrestling squad. Thus far this year Brand has
notched the Iowa Teachers Invitation and Midwest AAU heavy
weight wrestling crown. His next match k on Saturday when the
Huskers host the Minnesota Gophers.
Kansas State was handicapped
by the illness of Bob Boozer and
Hayden Abbot who were bit by the
flu bug. Boozer played part of the
first half but didn't return for sec
ond half action.
Chamberlain sot a new tourna
ment scoring record with 106
points In three games. The pre
vious high was 93 points which
Wilt set In the 1956 classic.
Iowa State knocked off the Corn
huskers 61-51 to gain third place.
Nebraska was plagued by frigid
shooting which saw them connect
with only 19 shots from the floor
out of 53 attempts and hit only 13 of
28 free throw tries.
Ron Baukol led the Cyclon scor
ers with 12 points. Don Smidt was
high for the Huskers with 14.
Nebraska started off tourney
competition with a win over the
Reimers, Smidt, Willie Firzpatrick
and Herschell Turner led the way
to the 74-64 triumph.
Reimers had 18 points, Smidt 17,
Fitzpatrlrk 16 and Turner 15 to
give Nebraska a balanced scoring
Lincoln sophomore Allen Graves
contributed much to the victory
with his battling under the boards.
. Nebraska took a tremendous
shellacking in the semi-final con
test when they bowed to Kansas
The Huskers went to the dress
ing room at halftime trailing only
42-35 but could manage only 22
points in the second half to Kansas
Bob Boozer was high man for
the Wildcats with 18 points while
Fitzpatrick topped Husker scor
ers with 16 markers.
The opening round victory was
only the Husker's fourth in 12 sea
sons. With Big Eight play having
opened last night, Nebraska now
faces the task of trying to come
up with a respectable record in
the toughest basketball conference
in the nation.
tie. Of these six wins posted thus
far by Brand, four of them have
been by falls. One of these wasi
the pinning of Bill Nickols of Oma
ha U. in 19 seconds during the
Gil Nielsen, Omaha, who has
been wrestling at 115 pounds but
will move into the 123 pound di
vision for duel meets has a 3-1
record and a Midwest AAU crown.
Ken McKee of Lincoln is 3-1 at
130 pounds which also includes a
Pat Fitzgerald of Boys Town
has a 3-2 record with runnerup
positions in both the Iowa Teach
ers and Midwest at 177 pounds.
Bill Lafleur, 167-poubder from
Madison, was the runnerup hi the
167-pound division in the Midwest
' The University of Nebraska
1957-58 Wrestling Schedule at Lin
coln: i Jan. 11 Minnesota U. 2:00 p.m.
i Jan. 17 Mankato State 7:30 p.m.
' Jan. 18 Oolo. St. Col. 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 8 Colorado U. 7:00 pm
Feb 27 Colo. Mines 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 Iowa Teachers 7:30 p.m.
i Feb. 1 Kansas State
Feb. 13 Iowa State College
Feb. 22 South Dakota State
March 8 Fort Hays
March 14-15 Big Eight Meet
March 28-29 N.C.A.A.
All home meets will be held In
the coliseum and weigh in time
is five hours before meet time
at the coliseum.
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Turner . . . leading rcbounder
Kansas 3 0
Kansas Slate 2 1
Iowa Slate 2 1
Oklahoma 2 1
Nebraska 1 2
Colorado ..l 2
Mlwmri 1 2
Princeton 0 3
Columbia, Mo. Nebraska out
shot Missouri from the floor
percentage wise Monday, but
led only once as they dropped
a 54-55 Big Eight Conference
decision to the Tigers.
Herschel Turner potted a lay
up for Nebraska with 5Va min
utes remaining to put the Husk
ers in front 41-40, but the lead
was short lived as Sonny Sie
bert hit a long shot for Mis
souri and the locals stayed in
Missouri's Cal Abrams was
high scorer with 15 points.
Smidt collected 10 for Nebraska.
Jack Landry, for the past year
rn assistant footoplf coach at the
University cf Nebraska, has re
signed, effective February 1st.
He will go into pnvats business
"The opportunity was too good
to pass," Landry said. "I've en
joyed my work here."
Athletic Director Bill Orwig ex
pressed regret ovr Landry's de
cision. "Jack has done a fin- jol) for
us and we wish him all the best
in his new undertaking," Orwig
A successor will be named some
time after the first of the year,
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all planned steps in my development.
"I'm pretty confident about the electrical future,
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been doubling every ten years. And it will increase
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NORMAN, Okla. Matt Mann,
Oklahoma's 73-year-old swimming
coach who starts his 50th coaching
season this winter, is cheerful
about the Sooner prospects for
"We should have a better team
this year," he says. "Our sopho
mores will give us an added boost.
Our chances are excellent in the
Big Eight and we should improve
our seventh place finish in the
Five lettermen are lost from
last year. One is Julian Dyason,
NCAA 100-yarJ breaststroke cham
pion and Oklahoma's first national
collegiate individual king of all
time. Others are Rick Rowland,
Big Seven 440 and 1,500 freestyle
champ; Mel van Hclsdingen, loop
backstroke champion; Diver Tom
Browder and Freestyler Jim Crow.
But the Sooners keep Jeff Far
rell, third in the NCAA 100 and 220
events last year; Capt. Dick That
cher, breastroker who bubbled to
three titles in the 1957 conference
meet; Bob Leonardt, Big Seven
50-yard champ; Jim Griff is, Big
Seven 3-meter dive champion and
rtlayists John Janovy and Alan
John Phillips, 19.i-puond transfer
from Fullerton, Calif., Junior Col
lege who hails from Georgetown,
British Guiana, will bolster the
varsity. Sophomores who will
sharply round out the squad are
Chuck Lechner, bakstroker from
Wilmette, 111.; Larry Lermo, free
styler from Bend, Ore.; Bob Ather
ton, freestyler from Wichita, Kan.;
Bob Connor, 220 and 440 man from
Gamboa, Canal Zone; Carlyn Cru
zan, breastroker from Bartlesville,
Okla.; Ernest Drowatzky, sprinter
from Wichita, kan.; Don Jobson,
sprinter from Coral Gables, Fla.;
Harry Klug, diver from Brooklyn,
N.Y., and John Williams, diver
from Jackson, Miss.
Oklahoma has won 19 dual meets
in a row since losing 44-40 to
Mann's Michigan team here three
years ago. The veteran coach who
piloted Michigan to 13 NCAA
crowns and tutored the American
Olympic team to the world's cham
pionship at Helsinki in 1952, takes
18 Sooners, four of them fresh
men, to the East-West dual meet
Dec. 29 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Strictly Sportstalk . . .
. . . by Bob Martel
The highlight of the holiday season was the Big
Eight Basketbal Tourney in Kansas City, Dec. 26, 27,
28 and 30.
The University of Kansas Jayhawks captured tha
crown for the second year in a row and settled the argu
ment of the season. That argument being: who is better
Kansas or Kansas State.
Wildcat supporters will claim that the championship
game was no indication of Kansas State power because
of the fact that Bob Boozer missed the contest Sporta
scribes covering the event seemed i
They answered with one word,
Stilt Better Than Ever
Sports writers at Kansas City
seemed to feel that Chamberlain
has improved tremendously. He
moves a great deal quicker than
he did last season and his foul
shooting has also shown some im
provement. Another reason why Kansas
should have a successful season is
the fact that the remainder of the
Jayhawk squad has learned to play
with the big Philadelphia junior.
They are getting the ball to him
in the post and that Is probably
the main reason why Chamberlain
is keeping a steady high average.
I don't believe that I'm going
out on a limb when I say that as
long as Chamberlain is at KU, the
other seven clubs in the Big Eight
might as well set their sights on
A Champion Emerges
Bellevue's Dan Brand, who was
just another Husker wrestler last
season, has suddenly emerged as
Nebraska's big hope for . the Big
Eight heavyweight wrestling crown.
Over the holidays, Brand picked
up both the Iowa Teachers' Invi
tational and the Midwest AAU
heavyweight titles. He has won
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six matches this season, four of
them by falls.
Brand credits Coach Bill Smith
for his success thus far this sea
son. Dan claims that Smith's meth
od of coaching will always obtain
the best possible performance out
of any member of the wrestling
Bob Mayo, sophomore center
from Brooklyn, New York, was
dropped from the Cornhusker bas
just prior to
the Big Eight
T o u rnament.
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'd i s ciplinary
reasons and for
the good of the
Mayo has all
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standing basketball player, but tha
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right mental attitude.
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