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The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, April 4, 1962
Nebraska Set
For Loop Tilts
Pitchers Havekost, Sieck Slated
To Start in Husker Home Debut
Sports Staff Writer
Coach Tony Sharpe's base
ball team moves into a three
game series with Kansas this
weekend after sweeping a
three game set from Tulsa injlast season.
strong pitching staff in the
past two seasons, but its por
ous infield and weak hitting
left the Jayhawkers in the
Big Eight cellar last season.
The. Jayhawks were 5-14
a preconference warmup
The Huskers take on the
Kansas Coach Floyd Tem
ple now has the services of
Jayhawkers in a doublehead-j transfer Hubert Bumgardner
cr Friday with a single game! who is expected to plug up
slated for Saturday. Both! the leaky infield,
games start at 1:30 p.m. j Leading the Kansas hitters
Ron Havekost and Keith
Sieck will be the starting
moundsmen in Friday's con
tests. Havekost, who will
start in the opener, started
the second game at Tulsa.
He gave up five runs in his
four inning stint.
Sieck turned in a sparkling
performance in his debut as
a Cornhusker. Starting the se
ries opener at Tulsa, Sieck
pitched two-hit baseball but
showed signs of wildness be
fore being relieved in the
sixth. i
"Our starter Saturday will
will be catcher Keith Aber
crombie who led the Jay.
hawkers with a .345 average
last season.
Coach Temple feels that
the squad is improved but
states that how high tne team
finishes depends on how fast
his numerous sophomores ad
just to Big Eight Baseball.
This series will be the con
ference opener for both
Don Schindel and Steve
Smith are leading the Husk
ers in hitting with .583 and
.538 averages respectively.
Sieck, Tom Ernst and Ern
ie Bonistall have 1-0 pitching
depend on what happend Fri
dav." Sharpe stated.
Kansas has relied on arecords.
Husker Baseball Statistics
hhulJ- TVm 12 4 7
Smith, Sieve 13 5 7
Anderson. Dale 9 4 4
My. Dave 5 0 J
Ernst, Tom 5 12
Myers. Dve 4 11
Redmond Bill 10 0 2
Purcell, Don 1 1
Becber, Dick 9 0 1
Morris. John 7 14
McCUtchey, Dave S 0 0
Douglas. Ron 2 0
Sieck. Keith 2 1
Havekost. Rod 1 0
.Bonistall, Ernie 1 9
Salerno, Pat 1 1
Swett, Rex 0 2
Johnson, Ed 0 O
LandKren. George O O
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4 21 VI i 4
0 0
.111 29
.000 1
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Ex-NU Star Enters
Grid Hall of Fame
Sleek, Krth C 1 1 1.50 2 4 2
Johnson, Ed 4 3 1 2.25 S 1 0
Bonistall. Ernie S 4 3 5.40 4 1 3
Ernst, Tom 5 3 2 S 00 4 0 1
. Havekost. Ron 4 5 4 9.00 7 I S
Landfrrn, George l 0 0 000 0 0 0
2J IS U 4.30 22 7 11
. . Photos by Don McCartney
ROLL, MEN, ROLL Is the cry from assistant coach George Kelly as the Husker
gridders hit the turf in Monday's opening spring football practice.
Pigskin Leather Starts Popping;
2nd Husker Drill Slated Today
Sports Staff Writer
Fair weather greeted Bob
Devaney and his 85 eager
grid men as spring football
practice kicked off with a
bang Monday. All indications
point to another good prac
tice today after the players
took a rest Tuesday.
Spirits "were high as Bill
"Thunder" Thornton led cal
isthenics and conditioning
drills during the initial ses
sion. It was a typical first-day
with lots of group training
and conditioning exercizes in
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America's Favorite
The great American pastime. That's what it's called.
Home runs, strikeouts, fancy fielding plays and action
on the basepaths are some of its ingredients. There's
nothing quite like a red-hot baseball game.
What's the magic in this sport? What
Is it that made the oldtime Brooklyn
Dodger rooter one of the stauchest back
ers the sports world has known? Every
summer baseball manages to create mil
lions of stove-pipe debates in homes
across the country. Last year Maris hit
61 in '61. This year the big question
seems to be will he hit as many in '62. How
about the excitement the world series
arenses in every loyal tube-watcher of
the sport each year? Wohlfarth
It's a mighty good form of relaxation to sit back
and watch a ball game. In the past the game has 1
earned the title of America's favorite sport and, while j
some may aispute mis title, the diamond sport is stiu
right up there among spectator sports.
Baseball Still Available
The fact that Lincoln will have no organized pro
fessional baseball team this summer has disheartened
many local baseball fans. These red-blooded, umpire
hating, die hard bleacher managers ought not to wail
yet for there's a mighty good brand of ball being played
right in their back yard Husker style.
Coach Tony Sharpe's Nebraska nine is one of two
spring squads (the other being outdoor track) which
has an excellent chance of ending a long drouth of con
ference titles for Nebraska. Nebraska has not Von a
conference title for eleven years and has never won a
Big Eight crown. The last loop top spot for the Huskers
was in 1951 when NU won the Big Seven indoor track
meet under Coach Ed Weir. The last baseball title came
in 1950 under Sharpe.
Eleven years is a long stretch for a school to go
without winning a conference championship in any one
of nine sports (gymnastics is not a competitive Big
Eight sport yet), but Nebraska has done just that.
Basfballers Start Fast
The Husker diamond crew hope to break this skein
and certainly started out last weekend like they meant
business. Nebraska swept a three-game series at Tulsa
to start off the '62 campaign.
This week the Huskers meet their first Big Eight
opponent, Kansas, in a doubleheader Friday and a sin
gle game Saturday. The weekend will mark the home
debut for the Cornhusker nine and, just to alert the po
tential fan, watch for some fine pitching from the Husk
er moundsmen and some timely hitting from the bats
men as the veteran-loaded Nebraska team is set to go
this year.
Nebraska will be a favorite in its three game set
against KU, as the Jayhawkers finished last in 1961 and
have not improved much. The toughest league competi
tion for Nebraska will come from defending champ
Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.
First Trip to Omaha
The scene is set for what could be the first appear
ance by a Nebraska team in one of its own state's top
sports attractions of the year the College World
Series (NCAA Series) in Omaha.
For those of yon who are idling on Friday after
noon this weekend, a quick jaunt over to the Husker
diamond should provide an enjoyable afternoon as well
as an opportunity to watch a top-notch ball club in
There's plenty of baseball right at home for the
rabid fan and a roost of rooters neve hurt any team.
Thj "old ball game" starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Meet the Coach Series
New Grid Aide Praises
NU Spirit and Attitude
(Ed. Note This is the fifth story in
the Daily Nebraskan's Meet the Coach
Series, which will feature stories on NU
coaches and assistants.)
Sports Staff Writer
"The attitude and spirit are
real good. The boys want to
win as much as we (the
coaches) do," said new as
sistant football coach J i m
A native of Michigan, Ross
will coach the ends and de
fensive secondary. He has
been associated with head
coach Bob Devaney for 12
years. He was Devaney's grid
assistant and head basketball
coach at Alpena High School
in Michigan for seven years
and an assistant at the Uni
versity of Wyoming for five
Although he's only been
here a short time, Ross is
very happy at Nebraska and
says, "The people and their
enthusiasm are very impres
sive, at least in football. I
think this will turn out to be
a very good job and we can
win football games."
Although last year's lead
ing pass receivers Don Pur
cell and Dick McDaniel won't
be back, Ross still has two
experienced ends in Larry
Tomlinson and Jim Huge.
Backfield men Bill Comstock
and Dick Callahan and guard
Larry Donovan have been
picked to bolster the ranks
at end.
Ross went to college at
Eastern Michigan, then a
teachers college, where he
competed in both football and
basketball and was an out
standing end .He received his
masters degree from Wayne
University in 1956. just prior
I to going to Wyoming.
I Ross was a staff sergeant
during World War II. He
served in the South Pacific
'and was awarded the bronze
i star for gallantry in the Phil
ippine campaign.
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the 3:15 and 7:00 p.m. prac
tices. Devaney split the squad
to give maximum attention
to all members.
The lettermen and experi
enced footballers went at 3:15
while some of the sophomores
and red-shirts were under the
lights for the evening drills.
The split will probably not
hold over to today's session.
The drills today may be stag
gered, with one group report
ing early for fundamentals
and the second unit joining
later for team work.
Devaney had the squad
divided into seven teams for
the two Monday practices.
The Husker head man passed
out eight plays for the open
ing affair and expects to have
the players working with 40
to 50 by the end of spring
training, May 12.
Dennis Claridge piloted the
number one backfield unit,
handing off and passing to
Rudy Johnson and Dennis
Stuewe at halfbacks and
Thornton at full. Stuewe was
going at half-pace late in the
session with leg trouble.
Doug Tucker, a promising
young freshman quarterback,
ran the show with the fourth
team and worked with Cla
ridge's gang.
The backs and linemen
worked separately at first
but combined towards the
end of practice for full-team
On hand for the initial prac
tice were former Nebraska
star Pat Fischer, now with
the St. Louis Cardinals, and
Tom Osborne, a former Has
tings standout now with the
Washington Redskins.
Chamberlin Is
5th Nebraskan
To Be Selected
Guy Chamberlin, oldtime
Nebraska football great,
was selected to the National
Football Foundation Hall
of Fame today. He becomes
the first Nebraskan to be cho
sen to this high honor since
1954 when two were named.
Chamberlin, who lettered at
Nebraska in 1914 and '15 as
a halfback and a defensive
end, went on to a successful
career in the pro ranks after
graduating from NU. He had
the distinction of never play
ing on or coaching a losing
team in his days of gridiron
. Chamberlin coached and
played for the Canton Bull
dogs and the Philadelphia
Yellowjackets in the profes
sional ranks from 1922 to 1926.
He is the third Husker
player and fifth Nebraskan
to be named to the Hall of
Fame. Other Nebraska Hall
of Famers include players
George Sauer, Ed Weir, and
coaches Dana Bible and Biff
Sauer played for Nebraska
in 1931-33 and was named to
the Hall of Fame in 1954.
Weir performed in '23-'25 and
was selected in 1951.
' Coach Bible was head Hus
ker mentor from 1929 to 1936 '
and was named to the Hall;
of Fame in 1951. Jones, whoj
guided Nebraska's f a m o u s j
Rose Bowl team of 1941,
coached from '37 to .'42 and;
was picked in 1954.
Deck Tennis Scheduled j
A new game deck tennis j
doubles has been introduced,
into the Nebraska intramural!
program. i
The objective of the gamej
is to toss a six-inch ring back
and forth across a net with
out letting it touch the ground.
Rules for the game can be
obtained at the PE Building
and the deadline for entries
has been set at April 17.
Guy Praises
"No one man is worth a
darn without the rest of the
team," commented Guy "The
Champ" Chamberlin, the for
mer Husker great who was
named to the National Foot
ball Foundation Hall of Fame
today. "Football isn't a one
man game and I think the
other ten players should be
honored also."
Chamberlin, whose National
Football League coaching rec
ord still stands, presently
works with the men at the
State Prison in Lincoln. "I
just help the. boys get along
better with themselves."
Chamberlin scored nine
touchdowns in 1914 and '15 in
his senior year, fn the pro
fessional ranks, Chamberlin
(a player-coach) won four pro
pennants in five years with
three different teams.
Chamberlin was the first
All-American wearing Husker
colors. During his Nebraska
reign, the Huskers received
their first national recogni
tion. "We whipped the tail off the
Big Ten teams during that
regime," joked Chamberlin,
"and under coach "Jumbo"
Stein, never lost a game in
six years."
Golfers Begin Qualifying
For First Dual Meet Friday
Sports Staff Writer
Nine Husker golfers started
playing a 36 hole match yes
terday to determine the team
to meet Creighton's five Fri
day afternoon.
"The reason we're so far
behind in our qualifying is the
weather,' says Coach Harry
Good. "We weren't getting
anywhere trying to play and
keep off the wet greens, so we
laid off until last Sunday
when everything was nice and
dry, but then we had snow
on the ground.'
Despite the rain and snow,
Coach Good did manage to
qualify nine men last week.
Bud Williamson led the team
with a 76, followed by Bill
Encell, John Elliott, Bill Gun
licks, Cecil Heidtbrink, Bill
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"In contrast to the wide
open courses at Hillcrest and
Pioneer," says Coach Good,
"the narrow fairways at the
Lincoln Country Club put a
premium on straight tee
shots. Fortunately, we have
several players who know the
course. Williamson is a mem
ber, and Hemmer and Heidt
brink have caddied on the
'Coach Good announced that
last week's postponed dual
with Kansas State has eea
rescheduled for Tues., April
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