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    Wednesday, April 19, 1961
The Nebraskan
Page 3"
NU Grid Coach Plans to Hold
1st Spring Scrimmage Today
By Hal Brown
Coach Bill Jennings plans
to send his Husker gridders
through their first lengthy
scrimmage of the spring
drills today.
The Husker mentor said
the scrimmage would start
around 5 p.m. and would last
for one hour and 15 minutes.
He said the lineups for the
scrimmage session would not
be set until today.
Two earlier scrimmages
have been cancelled. A scrim-
Iowa State's biggest foe for
the 1961 baseball season thus
far has been the weather as
the Cyclones have been
rained or snowed out in eight
of the 12 scheduled games to
The Cyclones have a 1-3
record as they prepare for
an invasion of the Nebraska
diamond Friday and Satur
day for a three-game series.
A doubleheader is slated for
1:30 p.m. Friday with a sin
gle game at the same time
Iowa State lost its only two
Big Eight outings to Kansas
State and split in a pair with
Minnesota. They compiled a
14-9 overall record last year
and finished second in the
conference race with a 124
The Cyclones have six let
termen back from that club
and were rated as strong
contenders for the champion
ship until the double loss to
Kansas State.
The Cyclones won all three
fames from Nebraska last
vear at Ames by scores of
12-8, M and 7-.
Nebraska has had to de
pend on pitching this season
and Coach Tony Sharpe has
four pitchers with ERAs of
3.00 or less. Ernie BonistaH,
Tom Ernst and Ed Johnson
all have even 3.00 ERA
marks while Ron Havekost is
below that mark. All four
hurlers are sophomores.
The Hnskers have an 1-5
mark in the conference and
are 2-8 overall but the con
ference games have been
against the top two teams in
the league. Oklahoma State,
undefeated in nine starts this
season, thumped the Huskers
sonndly in tw o games.
But Sharpe's gang came
back last week end to give
Missouri a scare before bow
ing in all three games of the
mage slated for Saturday was
cancelled because of the wind
and a scrimmage tentatively
set for Tuesday afternoon was
called off.
In cancelling the Tuesday
scrimmage, Jennings said,
"We found out we're still a
little ragged." A practice ses
sion was held Tuesday to
make up for last Saturday's
drill which was called off.
The Spring practice sched
ule calls for workouts Mon
day, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday with Tuesday set
aside for a make-up day in
case the gridders cannot work
on one of the scheduled days.
The Huskers will not work on
any Thursday unless it is ab
solutely necessary, Jennings
has said.
Tuesday's session was de
voted to more drills on fun
damentals with some group
Jennings said he was en
couraged by the Huskers
spring progress, especially by
several experimental position
He pointed out the shifts of
Tackle George Haney to cen
ter and Thunder Thornton
from fullback to left halfback
as "naturals which are work
ing out well." Thornton was
shifted at the beginning of the
Spring sessions. The Haney
change was made Monday.
Today's scrimmage is like
ly to be the only mid-week
scrimmage with Saturday's
set aside for this purpose and
fundamentals and team work
slated for the week day work
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This battle between horse and cowboy Grounds Coliseum. Two performances
typifies rodeo action such as what will be will be given this year with one at 1:30
seen at the Nebraska Intercollegiate p.m. and the other at 8 p.m.
Championship Rodeo May 13 at the Fair
Rodeo Club Started From Scratch
Now Presenting Top-Notch Rodeo
By Bob NjTe
Rodeo ranked third as a
major sport in the nation in
1958, preceeded only by base
ball and footbalL Since then
it has become increasing pop
ular with the fans.
Rodeo got Its start at Ne
braska in 1947. The site of
the first rodeo was just west
of the Ag Student union.
The students borrowed a
snow fence, posts, lumber and
nut in countless hours of work
to build a temporary rodeo
ground. Wild horses and bulls
were furnished by a local
trucking firm.
In 1948 the University re
alized the enthusiasm of rodeo-minded
students and fans
and cave the Rodeo Club
some property north of the
present Meat Laboratory on
Ag Campus. That year the
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students financed the present
arena from their own pock
ets. From 1952 through 1954.
Ray Bohy, the present beef
cattle herdsman for the Uni
versity provided the club
with rodeo stock. The club
members would borrow
trucks and go to Rays ranch
at Taylor, round up the stock
and return to Lincoln where
the stock was used for the ro
deo the next day.
1955 and 1956 marked the
years when the club became
large enough to hire Gus
Obermire of Stuart to con
tract stock for them.
Two Performances
In 1957 and 1958 Warren
Papstein of Norfolk furnished
the stock for the rodeo and
in 1958 the club put on its
first two performance show.
A matinee performance as
well as an evening show were
arranged with temporary
lighting installed for the eve
ning show.
May of 1959 marked the
Lincoln Centennial celebra
tion with May 9 being called
Western Day. Together with
Arnold Folsom, Western
Day's chairman, the club
produced a rodeo for the
The rodeo was held at the
State Fair Grounds new in
door Coliseum. At this time,
the club opened its rodeo to
all accredited colleges within
the state. The Nebraska Col
legiate Championship Rodeo
was attended by eight col
leges with both performances
being a sellout.
The stock came from Parm-
alee, S.D., and featured Scot
tish Highlander bulls. In ad
dition to the rodeo a buffalo
barbeque and a Rodeo Queen
contest were held.
Last year the rodeo was
again held at the State Fair
Grounds Coliseum. The same
colleges were invited with
seven schools responding with
eligible contestants. That
year featured a set of por
table bucking chutes which
had been built by the stu
Nebraska Wins
Practice rodeo stock was
bought by the Club for the
first time. This consisted of
five bronc horses, two roping
calves, and one steer. Nebras
ka's boys and girls retained
seven of nine championships
The two scholarships initi
ated the year before were
also continued, one going to
a junoir, and the other to an
incoming freshman. The club
also sponsored the 4-H horse
manship awards for the state.
This year the rodeo is being
held May 13 at the Coliseum
with two performances, the
first being at 1:30 p.m. and
the second at 8 p.m.
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NU Top Brother Comba
By Janet Sack
The Knaub brothers, Raj and Bob,
from Scottsbluff both compete in track
and both room together, but there the
similarity ends.
Bob, a senior in Teachers College, is
short and on the stocky side and turns
in his best performances in the broad
jump and also does some low hurdling.
Ray, on the other hand, is a junior
scholastically, but only a freshman athletic-wise
because he transferred from
Baylor of the Southwest Conference. The
younger Knaub is tall and slender and
looks very much like a trackman.
Ray's best events are the 100 and 220
yard dashes. He has times of :09.5 in the
100-yard dash; a :10.3 for the 100-meter
dash; a :20.S for the 220 on the straight
away; a :21.0 for the 220 around a curve;
and has run the 440 in :47.3.
Both the Knaub brothers are involved
in rigorous training programs. Bob, in
preparing for the broad jump, starts get
ting in shape by many exercises and lots
of running and jogging. During this time
Bob also runs 100 's and 220's to build
up speed and endurance.
From Short to Long
'As the season approaches," Bob said,
"I take short jumps with a 30-foot run
and practice getting into the air. During
the season I go through the long run and
work on the lift from the board trying to
coordinate speed and the lift."
During the season Bob keeps working
on the sprints during every workout, but
only jumps once a week other than on
a meet day .
"If I have to pick out the three most
important things in broad jumping I think
they would be speed, step and lift from
the board, in that order," said Bob. "A
good broad jumper has to have all three,
but the lift is the key.
The older Knaub's best meet was as a
freshman at The University of Colorado
in the Rocky Mountain AAU Meet in
which he placed second with a leap of
23-3. This leap won the Big Eight frosh
outdoor that year.
While competing for the Huskers Bob
turned in a 23-8 leap during the 1961
indoor season and owns a 23-11 for his
best outdoor mark, earned this year.
A co-captain of the track team Bob
has an accumulative average of 6.1.
"This is one of my better accomplish
ments," he said.
When asked how he felt about the Uni
versity, Bob said, "I hold the school in
high esteem."
The younger Knaub also has a demand
ing training program. Ray runs in the
fall for about three months to build up
his endurance by running repeat 330's and
For the outdoor season Ray begins
training about the first of January and
does endurance work consisting of repeat
330'i, 220'i and 110's. He practices starts
about twice a week at the most.
Ray continues tnis work from the mid
dle of January until the last of February
and then concentrates on sprinting. In
March he concentrates on more speed
work and does the repeat work at a fast
er pace.
"1 rest only a minimum amount of
tuns during the repeat work," said Ray.
"I walk one and a half to two laps after
the 330, a quarter of a lap after the 220
and then run the 110. 1 do all this running
at three-quarter speed."
Gets Out of Blocks
During the season Ray continues doing
the repeat runs during the week on Mon
day through Wednesday and also prac
tices getting out of the blocks. The en
durance work always comes after the
last part of the scheduled practice.
'The only way to become a champion
is through hard work," said Ray. "I've
seen many boys have the ability, but
fail because they did not train right By
having physical endurance, confidence is
"If a man is in shape, then ha has a
great psychological advantage over an
opponent who is not in shape. Another
important factor is being awart of your
form. When I run in practice I concen
trate on running relaxed and this im
proves my overall performance, especial
ly in the open quarter when it is impor
tant to keep relaxed."
As a high schooler Ray won four gold
medals in the Nebraska state track meets.
As a senior he set a 100-yard dash record
of :09.8 in the preliminaries which Still
stands. In the finals he took second in :09.9
while running with bronchitis.
As a junior in the 220 around a full curve
Ray was timed in :22.0 for first place. He
also won the 100 in :09.9 and anchored the
880-yard relay team to a gold m e d a 1 in
As a freshman at Baylor Ray was
clocked twice in :09.5 for the 100.
Needs Big 8 Okay
In the next four years or so Ray plans
to compete for the United States in several
meets. The first meet he plans to compete
in is the Midwest AAU at Cozad May 30.
Before he can compete in this meet Ray
has to get clearance from the Big Eight.
On June 24 and 25 in New York City
Ray will compete in the National AAU.
If he places 1, 2 or 3 in the 100 and-or
the 220 he will be eligible to be a mem
ber of the U.S. team which meets the
Russians in Moscow in July.
The Pan American Games in Sao
Paulo, Brazil, m 1963 is another meet
in which Ray hopes to represent the
United States. Of course the biggest
event on the horizon is the 1964 Olympics
to be held in Tokyo. Ray hopes to run
in these games also.
During the 1960 outdoor season Ray
was ranked among the top 50 runners
in the U.S. in the 100 and 220. He also
ranks among the top 50 runners in the
100-yard dash list for the world, accord
ing to Track and Field News.
In the Big Eight indoor frosh postal
championships Ray tied the Big Eight
record for the 60-yard dash in :06.2. He
was also a member of the frosh mile
relay team which won over the other Big
Eight schools.
Baylor Transfer
Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sci
ences, Ray earned a 6.3 average for the
past semester. Ray transferred from Bay
lor with a B-plus average. He came to
Nebraska because he switched his major
from mathematics to commercial art
Baylor does not have a Fine Arts school
which offers a Bachelor's degree.
Eleven Houses Indicate
Interest for Rodeo Queen
Eleven organized houses have indicated they will partici
pate in the Rodeo Queen contest being held in conjunction
with the Nebraska Intercollegiate Championship Rodeo May
13, according to Zoe Quible, contest chairman.
Houses that have said they plan to take part are Fedde
Hall, Burr Hall East, Love Memorial Hall, Sigma Kappa,
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Chi Omega,
Alpha Xi Delta, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi and Kappa
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The winning girl will be
named ' Miss Rodeo of 1961
and she and her two attend
ants will be announced at the
afternoon performance cl the
rodeo. She will also be pre
sented at the evening show.
Each house that chooses to
participate in the contest will
sell tickets for the rodeo and
for the dance to be held May
12 at the Ag Union. The
dance will feature Hadly Bar
rett. Each house will be entitled
to one candidate for queen
for every 25 tickets sold, ac
cording to Miss Quible. Inter
views will be held May 3
with members of the Rodeo
Club conducting the inter
views. Six finalists will be
chosen and the queen will be
elected by a popular vote of
those attending the dance.
Miss Quible said the final
ists would be chosen on their
personality, poise, beauty,
knowledge of rodeo as a
sport, rodeo and its history
at Nebraska.
IM Golf Tourney
Set for Saturday
Intramural golfers wilt rise
and shine at 7:30 a.m. for the
intramural spring golf tour
nament Saturday.
The tournament will con
sist of 18 holes of medal play
on Pioneer golf course.
The six low scores of each
organization will determine
the placement of the organi
zation for the team champ
ionship. Phi Delta Theta is the re
turning fraternity champion.
Dental College and Manatt are
the returning Independent and
Selleck champs.
The Phi Delts have won
three of the last four champ
ionships. Phi Kappa Psi broke
the Phi Delts string at two
in the 1959 tournament,
The tournament is open to
all University men. Each
player will be required to pay
his own green fee at the Pio
neer course.
IM Softball
Beta Sigma Psi vs. Sigma
Alpha Mu
Sigma Nu vs. Pi Kappa Phi
Acacia vs. Delta Sigma Phi
Ag Men vs. Alpha Gamma
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