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The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, December 7, 1964
U e Catron
Wow! The Basketball Corn
huskers came back from a
humiliating defeat at Wyom
ing to overwhelm a sound
Purdue team 96-85 Saturday.
The sporatic but brilliant
Cipriano Corps had hot shoot
ing hands that banged the nets
for a record number of field
goals (38) and a fabulous
shooting precentage (.603).
Purdue had a good night
from the floor, hitting over
43 per cent, but the Huskers
were just too much better.
Led by Coley Webb, 6'5"
forward who was a starter
for this game, the Nebraska
crew possessed a first half
bulge of 44-33.
The game jumped off to a
quick Nebraska lead with a
flurry of shots by sophomore
Fred Hare. Nebraska led 8-3,
and then Purdue fought back
on free throws and tied the
score 11-11 with 12:40 left in
the first half. That was the
closest that the Boilermakers
Junior Grant Simmons hit
three straight long set shots
and Nebraska led 17-11. Five
and one-half minutes of play
ing time elapsed before Pur
due scored from the field
again, and with Nate Branch
coming off the bench and
bombarding the Boilermakers
with his shooting, Purdue was
never really in the game the
Purdue did get into the
game eventually, however.
Husker Bob Antulov started
the second half with two bas
kets as he had ended the first
Even though Simmons and
Hare combined for half of the
twenty-two points the Huskers
scored in the first eight and
one-half minutes of the sec
ond half; and even though Ne
braska led by twenty-o n e
points, 66-45, Purdue eventual
ly had a chance to win the
Dave Shellhase, Purdue All
America candidate got his hot
hand and pumped in fourteen
points in the last nine and one
half minutes of play, and Bob
Purkhiser, 62" guard scored
eight straight Boilermaker
points, and suddenly Purdue
was within three points of the
Huskers and was on the move,
with just over three minutes
The Cernhiiskers suddenly
realized the value of a free
throw, and although they had
previously missed eight free
throws the second half, Ne-
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braska hit six straight when
they had to have them.
Actually it was defensively
that the Cornhuskers came
alive in those last three min-1
utes. The steals by Simmons
and Hare, and the lay-ups by
Antalov put the icing on the
Nebraska cake, and the lid
on the Purdue coffin.
Schellhase led the Purdue
squad with thirty-two points.
He scored thirty-three in Pur
due's first outing against De
troit. Purkhiser had twenty
four and no other Boilermak
ers were in double figures.
Nebraska s balanced scor
ing was led by Webb with
21, and Antulov with 20. Sim
mons had 17, Hare had 14
and Branch had 12.
In the intra-squad freshman
game, the Reds defeated the
Whites 102-69. Stuart Lantz of
the Reds was a one-man gang
with his driving and rebound
ing, and wound up with 26
points on 13 field goals.
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By BOB SAMUELSON
This week's benchwarmer goes to the 'helpful' fellows
who periodically wander over the sports department of the
Daily Nebraskan and offer advice on how to run the sports
Actually, I usually write this column to give well de
served mention to an assorted goof or fool, but this week
I can get even more subjective than usual.
Peggy has explained the plight about our lack of time
to live and write a sports page too. She hasn't mentioned
our trauma over the kind of material we should run.
The people who come over to the sports department
and give advice fit into three catagories.
A) Says that the Daily Nebraskan sports page should
run more information on varsity athletics.
B) Says that the Daily Nebraskan sports page should
leave varsity athletic coverage to the downtown papers,
and cover strictly intra-murals.
C) Says that the Daily Nebraskan sports page be elim
If we are to follow the suggestion of C), the Daily
Nebraskan would be the only college newspaper that I
know of that doesn't have a sports page. This would seem
to indicate that a sports page is needed.
Now, somewhere between A) and B) is the feasible
and logical solution as I see it. Personally, I would like to
run more intra-mural coverage and feature stories on in
dividual Cornhuskers. I would have liked to do short run
downs on each intra-mural football game this fall, and
each basketball game this winter.
We could have had each winning team submit a sum
mary of the game with facts of who scored etc.
Ideally, we could have covered each game, but with
the personnel we have, the situation of individual reporting
would have been adequate. This fall, however, we did not
have available space to keep up with a decent coverage
of the football team and intramurals both, because of the
myriad of advertisements that deluged page four.
I justify coverage of varsity athletics on a number of
scores. I think that sports should be covered by University
students for University students, and the content of the
stories be subjective and directed as such. The 'downtown'
papers don't cover sports from this standpoint because of
the difference of their readership.
Another reason that I think varsity coverage is justified
is that it should present a condensation of sports for
the students who don't have the time or opportunity to read
the downtown sports sections from cover to cover.
Once in a great while someone comes to the sports de
partment and gives a more concrete suggestion of what
we could do to improve the sports page. This suggestion
usually borders somewhere between wishful-thinking and
complete fantasy, and the helpful suggestor never offers
to come in for an hour a week to help write his suggestion,
but drops the words of wisdom into our laps and goes
happily on his way whistling 'Some Day My Prince Will
Come', or something.
Well, this is a day to air gripes and present policies,
and since I have no policies to present, I guess I'll gripe.
One thing that hit the Daily Nebraskan sports staff
early in the football year was the news that for the first
time a representative would not be allowed to travel with
the teams on the away games.
This left us with the rather uneasy choice of either
having to write game stories of games we didn't see, or
to spend our own money to travel to away games, with
only press passes being furnished by the host University
As it turned out, the Minnesota game was on T.V.,
so we got to 'see' that game. Peggy went to the Iowa
State game. The Colorado game was migration. I went
to the Kansas game, and the Oklahoma game was on
closed circuit T.V.
Still, we had to spend our own money to see the games,
and when wages are $17.50 a month, one starts going In
the financial hole in doing his job.
I would like to make a plea to Tippy Dye to re-appraise
this situation for next year.
This gripe is the same ol' one about money for the
Daily Nebraskan. The budget for printing and engraving
has been used, and the thought of a sports page with
out pictures is ridiculous.
The Daily Nebraskan pays a photographer to take
pictures, but if he does take pictures of sporting events
we can use them only with great discretion.
Nebraska will take on their i
next opponent tonight as Joe
Cipriano's crew will meet
the South Dakota Coyotes in
a home game at 7:30.
This year's South Dakota
team is built around big Bill
(B Ion die) Bruns, 6-4. 205
pound senior forward. Last
year he led the club in scor
ing with a 19.9 average per
game and was the top re
bounder with 253.
The Sioux Falls product
also shot free throws at an
81 per cent rate and field
goals at 50.9 per cent.
Bruns is joined by a vet
eran group including Jay
Hennies, Roger Schaffer, Tom
Bennett, John Kruse, Don
Larsen and Mike Wilson frorr
last year's which won 10, lost
13 and wound up fourth in the
North Central Conference
Newcomers include J i m
Pinney, former Iowa All-Stater
from Sioux City.
Coaching the Coyotes is
Dwane Clodfelter who will be
putting his team against such
teams as Purdue, Bradley,
and Ohio State.
In their first meet of the
season the State College of
Tnwa invitational tournament
the Husker wrestlers had J
five of their fifteen entered j
matmen place in the quarter-:
final. The Huskers in quarter;
final competition Saturday
were Bill Cannon (123i. Je-1
rome Langdon (130), Ed Torn-!
kiewicz (177), Dick Strangle!
(191) and Carel Smith (heavy
weight) all of whom were de- -feated.
Iowa State performers dom- j
inated the meet as at least ,
one Cyclone reached the fin
als in each weight class. Ne
alien Will face Jest
lb Data learn Icmhi
Cotton Bowl Notes
Begin Next Monday
First round .John McUride. Rochester,
Minn . defeated Him Thnn. 2-U; Bill Can
non derca'ed Scott Fiye, Muscatine. la..
in-0; Mike Schmauss, Ames, defeated
Ha'"h Garcia, 5-1.
Quarterfinals Hoxer Sehert, Ames, de
feated Cannon, 7-0.
First round Jerome l.anKilon pinned
Erich Ilinont, Iowa City, 5:54: Mich
I,echtman, Ames, deleated Paul AllEood,
Quarterfinals linn Rumine. Greeley.
Colo., deleated Lantidon, 8-4.
First round Ion Deprinser defeated
Hon I'ronce, Iowa fit v. 5-0, Second ru'i'ri
Les Wise. Cedar Falls, pinned Deprins
er, 2:40; Mill Hex, Ames, deleated Jerry
First round Mike Cotton, Cedar Falls,
defeated Richard Kerr. 6-5.
First round Gordon llassman, Ames,
defeated Larry Huriihardt, 10-ft: Stevo
Trecker, Iowa City, deleated Duane Don.
First round Jim Hlsseltnan, Mankato,
Minn., pinned Hon Rarends, J : 5f ; Jim
Monroe, Cedar Fall, defeated Ken
Qunrterrina)s--Tom Peckham, Ames,
defeated Ed Tomklewlcz. 4-t.
Ouurtertli.als Pete Midtlloton. Rochest
er, Minn . pinned Pick Strangle, 2 :t4 .
First round Carel Stith defeated Hob ""'"
Johnson, Manknto, 5-tl Quarterfinals Love . .
Jerry Wedemeler, Winona, Minn,, do- r,.j
feated Stith, o-l. UllOa ,
Although full-scale C o t -ton
Bowl practice will not
begin at Arkansas until Dec.
14, individual workouts are
being conducted with real
seriousness and not even
the coldest weather will
hurt the Razorback prepar
ation. The workouts are be
ing conducted for the most
part inside the spacious
John Barnihill Fieldhousc.
Christmas Cotton Bowl
drills will return to the fa
cilities of Rice University
at Houston just as they
did four years ago. Coach
Frank Broyles had mem
bers of his staff, led by
trainer Bill Ferrell. inspect
facilities at Lake Charles,
La., and Biloxi, Miss. Hous
ton was the final choice.
The official pre-Christmas
drills will be held from
December 14 through De
cember 18. Players will
then be dismissed for the
holiday period, reassem
bling in Fayettevillc on
December 26. The Porkers
will fly to Houston on Sun
day. December 27 hold
two-a-day workouts through
Tuesday; then fly to Dal
las on December 30 in the
morning. Dallas headquar
ters for the team will be
the Holiday Inn Central.
Members of this 1964 un
defeated Arkansas team
won't go away without a
few momentoes. One will
be a large color team pic
ture properly mounted for
framing with the scores of
14 games. And Coach
Frank Broyles has ordered
special autographed foot
balls printed for each mem
ber of the squad with scores
of the games.
The polls aren't all in
but this 1964 Razorback
football team might be the
most honored of all time.
Linebacker Ronnie Cave
ness has officially become
the eighth All-American
p 1 a v e r in Uof A historv
( LOOK'S Football Writers",
NEA, Sporting News and
other major ones to be re
leased). Defensive halfback Ken
Hatfield was named to the
New York News All-American
Eight Razorbacks have
been honored on one of the
"official" All - Southwest
Conference teams (there
are four: Associated Press
conducted among head
coaches; United Press-International
among SWC scouts; Dallas
News conducted among
leading SWC football
writers; and the Dallas
Times - Herald conducted
among SWC players).
Those players include
quarterback Fred Marshall,
end Jerry Lamb and tackle
Glen Ray Hines on offense;
and linebacker Ronnie
Caveness, tackles Jim Wil
liams and Loyd Phillips,
guard Jim Johnson and
halfbcak Ken Hatfield. Mar
shall. Caveness, Lamb and
Hines have been named to
every team published. Phil
lips has won "Sophomore
Lineman - of - the - Year"
awards on every poll.
Razorback seniors Ron
nie Caveness and J e r r y
Lamb, teammates since
high school days at Smiley
high of Houston, are going
to bow out as college play
ers together in Hawaii. The
two both two-time All
Southwest Conference (and
Caveness an All-American
this year) will compete in
the 1965 Hula Bowl game at
Honolulu on January 9.
The last Razorback to
compete in this classic was
All-American Lance Al
worth three years ago. He
won the Most Valuable
Player Award. He now
plays with the San Diego
by Peggy Speece f
Do you like to count on having supper regularly?
Do you like to have a date for athlete events?
Then don't apply for a sports position on the Daily
The snorts page on any newspaper is unique. It takes
specialized knowledge and an avid interest to write sports.
Oftentimes it takes fast writing to meet a deadline.
The sports page on the Daily Nebraskan is no different.
The added element of writing strictly about University ath
letics and for a University audience, if anything, increases
the difficulty of the task.
But the satisfaction gained from following your school's
athletic fame cannot be explained. And therein lies the
reason why myself and the assistant sports editor, Bob.
Samuelson, would have no other job on the paper.
Bob is a junior in Teacher's College majoring in English.
While still in grade school, Bob started following Husker
sports and with his interest in writing, he became intri
gued with the idea of writing sports for the Nebraskan.
Bob estimates he spends 20 hours a week working.
This however, does not include the time spent worrying
about the next storv. He misses supper more than oc
casionally and has had to stay up late at night news getting
the paper ready for printing.
His position pays $17.50 a month.
Which does not nearly cover all the work he does.
But the Daily Nebraskan cannot afford to hire another
staff writer for sports. To put out the kind of page we
would like to. . . more features, first-person stories, and
personal comments. . . it would take at least one if not
two more writers.
As It is, Bob does twice the writing he should. My
time is spent in editing; that is writing headlines, planning
the column Inches, laying out the page so that it all fits
together, and writing stories.
I would imagine that my job at present takes nearly
30 hours a week actual work. But an editor never rests
easy. What to do for tomorrow's page can take up the
time of an English lecture. Will the page look right can
take care of evening study breaks.
For at leas', three semesters, the Nebraskan has had
almost no volunteer sports writers who would like to learn
the background and perhaps step up to the sports editor
Why this is so is only theory, but I feel that academic
subjects are getting just that much tougher to get through
and students simply don't have time for an actvity that
takes up time every day.
That is, there isn't time to do something for the pure
experience. With paid positions, more incentive would be
there and we would have the help we need desperately.
It seems unfortunate that this situation exists but if the
Nebraskan is to survive, it will have to be recognized that
few will volunteer to work.
The ironic point is. that if Bob and I had help we could
count on every day. there would be that much less work
all around. An evaluation of time shows between us, we
spend nearly 50 hours a week. And an evaulation like that
is enough to scare anyone out of applying or volunteering.
Wilson . . .
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at Coaches Are Considering Rule Changes
The Big Eight wrestling
coaches have come up with
some ideas about getting even
better wrestling out of the
"Our coaches made a num
ber of proposals for rules
changes," said Harold Nich
ols, Iowa State coach and
Big Eight rules committee
chairman, "all of which we
feel will speed up action, in
crease the desire to go for a
fall, and better prepare our
American wrestlers for com
petition in International meets
and the Olympics."
Meeting In Kansas City last
week, the Big Eight coaches
made the following proposals
for rules changes:
Scoring: takedown, 1 point;
reversal, 1 point; escape, 0;
riding time and scoring to re
nain the same; predicament,
2 points with definition
changed; nearfall, 3 points,
with the definition changed.
Predicament, the coaches
suggested, is a situation
where the wrestler controlling
the action (top or bottom)
places the other wrestler in
a position of jeopardy so that
his shoulders are less than
45 degrees with the mat.
Nenr-fall is a situation
where the wrestler controlling
the action (top or bottom)
places the other wrestler In a
position of jeopardy so that
his shoulders are held in a
position of less than 45 de
grees for five seconds.
It was suggested that the
international referee's start
(top man standing and action
starting when he makes con
tact with his opponent) be
It was recommended that
locking of hands be permitted
at all times.
Nebraska has started another basketball season. And
once again fhc thought comes to mind. . . why don't the
students support basketball more?
Saturday there were no less than eleven regi-ivd
house parties. While the fun and games were getting under
way, the Cornhuskers defeated Purdue, a Big Ten team
figured not only to be in the thick of the race in that
conference, but also picked by various polls around the
nation as perhaps one of the top 20 or 30 teams in the
Four thousand seven hundred people attended the game
in a Coliseum designed for 9,000. And the lack of students
Nebraska has not had a conference contender in a long
time, but should this really make a difference? Last year,
the Huskers put up a good fight nearly every home game.
Those who were there can testify that those games were
And the Huskers are going to surprise a few teams
this year. . . and they will probably do it at home where
some experts feel there is a 10-point advantage. Your
patronage would be appreciated.
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