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Tha Daily Nebraskan
Mor.uay, Feb. 28, 1966
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Kansas Wins On Track And Court
James Pearse, sports editor
Gives No
The following article was
written by Larry Eckholt,
assistant to Don Bryant, Ne
braska Sports Information
It is an open letter to the
students of the University of
Nebraska. Let us all read
it with an open mind.
The day was appropriately
dreary. The fog was so thick
coming in to Lincoln that
some wondered if we'd land
at all.
But those with the basket
ball party were wondering
something else. Would there
be anyone at the airport to
greet the team? The question
was already answered in their
minds. "Who would think of
meeting the team after Ne
braska got trounced by 37
points?" Well, maybe . . .
"Maybe" never came. It
never has.
The trio to Lawrence
started with the same treat
ment. As the Big Red from
Nebraska left the CoHseum
Friday afternoon not a soul
was there to wish the Big
Eight leaders well. OH yes.
there were three members of
Tassels who showed up a lit
tle earlier. They distributed
NU feathers to the team with
a message "Tar and feath
er the Jayhawks." It was
comical. Some one cracked
that the school must really
be in financial trouble.
At the Kansas City airport
a photographer from the Kan
sas City Star met the Hus
kers and their coach. "Gee,
maybe we are a little impor
tant," I thought as Grant
Simmons and Willie Camp
bell posed with Coach Cipri
ano for the nhotographer.
The Huskers traveled the
30-odd miles to LawTence in
four burgundy LTD Fords,
two with black vinyl tops,
two with white vinyl tops.
"Mv god. this is really clas
sy," I said as we n e a r e d
Lawrence, "but it should be
for the nation's Number 8
Once in Lawrence one could
feel the excitement that this
game generated since N ebras
ka beat Kansas on Jan. 18,
to take the conference lead.
Every fraternity house and
sorority house on campus had
a display. It was almost like
Homecoming. Phi Karma The- i
ta, the national Catholic fra
ternity, had a large "G i v e ;
'Em Hell, Hawks" Dlasteredj
across the side of the house, j
All of the dorms had slo-j
gans in the windows, like!
Abel Hall used to do. Nebras
ka was hung in effigy in front
of the Administration Build
ing, but KU has trees on the
campus which helped matters.
A letter addressed to the
NU basketball team wras sent
to the Holiday Inn. In it was
a clipping from the local news
paper showing KU coach Ted
Owens smashing a car label
led Nebraska. A P. S. was
added, "Oh yeah, we totaled
the car."
The school newspaper con
tained ten pages of ads, from
local business firms and liv
ing units, congratulating the
Jayhawks and wishing them
And then the game . . .
Words aren't needed to de
scribe what took place in Al
len Fieldhouse on Saturday
night Most Nebraskans saw
what happened. Or did they?
"I'd like" to have a nickel for
every TV set that was turned
off at halftime in Nebraska,"
somebody said.
Saturday night the Hawks
were hetter than Nebraska.
The Huskers weren't happy
wtH their playing. But most
of the post game talk con
cerned the Big Eight race.
And if there s a playoff?
'"Ve can do it," said a team
member, meaning that NU
eai beat Kansas again.
Bvt there is no sucport In
Huskerland, at least from the
students. No cheerleaders
could find the time to make
the Big Game. No good luck
telegrams to wish the Hus-i
Iters well were sent No one;
to meet the team when it i
comes home could be found, j
But the Coliseum was still ,
there, waiting for the Huskers )
to prepare for the game with I
K-State. The Huskers prac-
ticed the minute they left the
bus. I
The bleacher! weren't np
?fH. Tie Coliseum was quiet.
Vhat a change from the
Ccked Allen Fieldhouse in
wrence. Oh well, tt'i home.
The Sporting Life
By James Pearse
As you enter Lawrence, Kansas from the west on t h e
Kansas Turnpike you ste a sign that says "University of
Ivancnc V n v f TTvif " An tnn , u . i,:u... - j
.ifcuo j.vAt iah, ju iujj ui nidi gieeu nigiiway sign
that greets any traveler to any exit there is a biz Javhawk
striding out toward the open fields beyond the turnpike. Fol
lowing mm are lour smaller Jayhawks, holding there heads
jusi as nign, ana striding just as big.
Ever-present Jayhawk
When you get to the campus, the first thing that im
presses you is the stone Jayhawk near the Kansas Union
overlooking the football stadium and in the shadow of beau
tiful Memorial Campanile.
As you walk through the campus that Javhawk follows
you very step of the way.
You see him on papercups in the Union, on trash bar
rels around the grounds, on carpets, printed on floors, in thp
wldnows of cars, dorms, and fraternity houses yes, that's
ngni, iraiernny nouses, loo.
There is no doubt about the feeling students at Kansas
have toward their University.
All Out To Smash Nebraska
Climaxing a week long drive to "Smash Nebraska" those
students came to Allen Fieldhouse Saturday night and
raised its towering roof another twenty feet with their en
thusiasm. And there was that Jayhawk leading them. Struttine
around in the middle of the court, he carried a sign saying
"Smash Nebraska".
When the game started, and the spirit symbol had to
leave the floor, there was something to take his place.
Every time Kansas scored the big red eye of the Jay
hawk painted on all four sides the overhanging scoreboard
DimKed wiin joy, ana the crowd roared its approval.
Kansas had a team of 17,000 playing Nebraska Saturday
There was something marvelous about the display of
unity in spirit going on all around the arena.
Kansas was a complete team. Every Jayhawk was dedi
cated to his team, win or lose.
For a little while this year, the disappointment of losing
to Nebraska earlier might have blurred their spirit, but the
Jayhawks never lost sight of their team.
And Saturday night 17,000 Jayhawk dreams came true.
Nebraska Alone
What about Nebraska?
The Nebraska basketball team lost alone.
Sure tickets were hard to get hold of, with onlv twentv
five allotted to the University. But you have to think that the
cheerleaders and maybe even the band could have made the
trip. But they didn't ,
There were only a few scattered Nebraskans trying to
hold back the tidal wave of arms and yells being thrust at
them, and damn few of those few Nebraskans were students.
But there was television coverage back in Huskerland.
But how many students had time for that in the mid
dle of Saturday night when the basketball team was out of
Kansas Grabs
Title From NU
No Time?
After all, with parties and activations going on all un
and down the Hollow Line, and with three good movies in
town all at once, and the Christy Minstrels strumming and
humming at good ole Pershing who the hell had time to sit
down in front of a box in a comfortable living room and
watch a basketball game?
If some of those people spilling out their Hollow Line, or
some of those rolling in the aisles at the "Hallejulia Trail",
or some of those clapping along with the Christies could
have walked into the Husker dressing room after the game
I'm sure the toughest of them could not have faced the
scene before them.
How Do You Explain It?
There was captain Grant Simmons sitting on the train
ing table, kicking his legs, head down, hands folded, de
jectedly trying put the puzzle of the proceeding two h o u r s
Nate Branch moved from spot to spot sipping a coke
saying nothing, pondering much.
As I approached Jim Damm he threw a towel gingerly
in the air, smiled, shook his head, then sagged on the bench.
And so it went throughout the room. Ron Simmons alone
with his thoughts, Coley Webb wanting another chance at
the Jayhawks
Cipriano Was With The Team
In the midst of all this was Coach Joe Cipriano. The
coach made his way around to each player, shaking their
hand and offering his smile and words of inspiration.
You caught the feeling of the players. Though it was a
resounding defeat, at no time did their belief in Coach Cip
riano, or the team's potential fade.
As crushing as this defeat was you felt that this team
could come back and beat the best in the country. That's the
type of team it has been all along, starting with last sea
son's triumphant over Michigan.
You had the feeling that this group would go on to win
their remaining games and then bring themselves real hon
or by defeating Kansas in a play-off, if such a thing developed.
But as you left the locker room, and walked into the
crisp Kansas night air, fiUed with Jayhawks the sickening
feeling that the team was doing it alone hit you again, -and
you knew this was the thing that hurt Nebraska most.
Nebraska jaw the Big Eight
Track Championship snatched
from their '".anls as Kansas,
with a victory in the last
event, the mile relay, tri
umphed 41-37.
The Cornhuskers paced by
Dave Crooks blistering 1:09.2
in the 600 which ranks as one
of the best efforts in the his
tory of track had also a dou
ble winner in hurdler Ray
Harvey with a record equal
ling effort of :06.7 in the 60
yard low hurdles stepped in
to the elite winner's circle
once again for his conquest
in the 60 yard high hurdles.
Even without sprint ace.
Charlie Greene, the 60 vard
dash found itself in the Hus
ker camp by the victory of
the victory of the fleet-
footed Olympic sprinter, Lynn
''Tie Nebraska cause was
aided by personal records
from Les Hel'busch who fin
ished fourth in the 880 and
from Orlando Martinez who
placed third in the mile.
Additional points were gar
nered bv Peter Scott's third
in the 1,000 yards and Jim
Beltzer's second in the shot
put with a heave of 57'5".
As the meet drew to a fin
ish the tide of battle rested
upon the outcome of the mile
relay. DesDite a' fine effort by
anchor man Dave Crook,
the Cornhuskers were unable
to catch the swift Jayhawks
who rode the wave of victory
in the mile relay to win the
Big Eight championship.
A number of good efforts
were recorded in Friday's ac
tion. Belteer's best throw of the
meet in the shot nut came in
F r i d a v's qualifving throws
and carried over to win sec
ond place in the meet on
Ray Harvev skimmed the
60-yard low hurdles h -06.7
in Friday's prelims and re
corded tVe same t'me in Sat
urday's Una's. The :06 7 clock
ing eqnals the American rec
ord 1" the 60-yard lows.
Harvey equaled the B i g
Eight record in the 60-vard
highs on Friday with a time
of :07.2 and won the event
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Nebraska Out Of Race?
'HeavensNo!' Says Coach
LYNN HEADLEY . . . nosed
out Jim Jackson to win 60
yard dash.
Saturday with a time of 07.3.
Headley recorded his best
effort of his career in t h e
60-yard dash on Friday when
he breezed the distance in
:06.1. His winning time on
Saturday was :06.2.
In freshmen competition on
Friday. Kansas University s
Jim Rvan recorded the third game. The words were given
By James Pearse
"It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,"
depending on who you were
for Saturday night in Allen
Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kan
sas. But mostly it was the
best of times, because mostly
the 17,000 were for Kansas.
For Nebraska it was like
riding into a box canyon, turn
ing around and finding that
behind every bush and under
every rock there were te
wild savages each taking a
shot at you.
Even before the teams tool
the floor the fireworks startec
A small group of Nebraski
fans who somehow managed
to get tickets (in basketball
there is no home and home
allotment as in football)
scaled the heights of Allen
Fieldhouse, and once findinp
there seats in the dark reces
ses around the r a f t e r s un
furled a sign reading, "We're
here to Win."
The Kansas Jayhawks re
taliated by running across the
floor and thrusting a "smash
NEBRASKA" sip at the Hus
kers followers.
This was thirty minutes be
fore game time.
The tempo continued to
build. With the Fieldhouse still
filling the yell squad taught
the crowd a new fight song,
prepared especially for this
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Big Eight
46th A 0
Pk. 489-4601
Shot put 1. Gene Crews. Minourf
61-7Vi. 2. Jim Seiner, Nebraska. 57-15.
J. Garv Barr. Kansas, 54-8'i. 4. Terrf
Ten Evck. Colorado, 5310. 5. UarrT
King. Colorado. 5J-9. 'Record, old record
Mi by Crew in prelimiianeO.
ro-yard low hi'-Hles 1. Rav Hane,
Nebraska 2, Bob Hanaon. K?nsas J, Lynn
Headley. Nebraska. 4. Bill ra'hoon, Okla
hirnii S. rharlie Brown. Missouri. 6.7
'Tied record hld by ewrht orhera fclndin
Hwon. Kan?.
60-vard hi?h hurdle 1. Ray Haney. Ne-
hrak r:.rr- Gren. Iowa S'a'e. 1,
Garret Vrni Netier, Miswuri 4. Harold
Woolen Kaiwas Slate. 5. Warren H-Kii hion
Colorado :07.3.
M vard dash 1, Lynn Headley, Vebraa
ka 2. Jame! Jackaon. Oklahoma. 3. Phil
Aidrich, Oklahoma. 4. Harrv Alley. Iowa
Slate. 5. Don Pavne, Kansas State. :OHi.
Mile run John Lawaon, 4 04 S. 2, Con
rad Nightinirale. Kansas Sute. 4:90. 3,
Orlando Martinez. Nebraska, 4:11.8. 4,
Charlea tonrad, Miaaouri. 4:12 8 S,
Cbarlea Harper. Kan State. 4:14.2
'meet rewd. old record 4 06.5. Wea
Santee. Kansaa, 19541.
6001, Dave Crook, Nebraska 2. Steve
Canon, Iowa State, 3, Jame Shield,
Oklahoma. 4. Lee Calhoun, Oklahoma. 5.
Lowell Pau'. Kansas 1-09 2. 'meet record.
Old recon' 1:10 by Crook in Friday
preliminary .
1.0001. Tom Von Ruden, Oklahoma
State, 2:10 2 2,Lowell Paul, Kanaa.
2:30.3. 3, Pete Scott, Nebraska, 2106
4, Terry Thompson, Missouri, 2.11.3. 6.
es Dutton, R otate. 11 4.
tiao 1, Jim MetcaH. Oklahoma Sute,
1 5! a. 2, John Pern, Oklairotn Stale.
1-.K.9. 1. CharVs C'.rrad. Miaaovn. 1:54 7.
4, Lea Hellousch, Nebraska, 1 05.5. 5, Lee
Ca'houn. Oklahoma, 1:55 9
Two mile 1, John Lawao, Kauaa,
9 06.5 2, Chris MoCuObins, Oklahoma
Sale, :12. 3, Norman Venkey. Kami an
State, 9 20.4. 4. Conrad Vinhtmuale, K
Stale. 9:22.1. 5. Mike Tarry, K-Stale, 24 4.
4-tO-J. Don Payne, Kansas State. 2,
Bill Calhoun. Oklahoma 1, Tom Melton,
Okiahoma. 4, Steve Ashurtl, Kansas f,
Kerry Fairchild. K-State :V. 0. 'Meet rec
ord Old record W 6 by Thame Baker.
K-Staie 1953, and Cbarles Sirooc. okla
boma. 12
Pole Vault 1, Chuck rioters, Colorado,
15-4. 2, hex Harvey, loa Siate, 15-0
3, Charles Beck, MiKSOtin. 15-ti. 4. Jim
FarrelL Oklahoma. 14-6. 5, 'tie) Jim
Bailer, Oklahoma, and Sick Koenx-r,
Olorado. 14.
HKb Jump 1, Ron Tull, Oklahoma,
6-10. 2, Steve fterndon, Misaouri, e-30. j
3, Art Carter, Karusa, 6-6 4, Kaloo I Uht,
Kanaas, 64. 5, Steve Krebc, Nebraska, 6-4.
Miie relay 1, K State 'Andy Williams.
Kerry fairchild, Bill Selbe, Don Payne l
):(. 2. Kansas, J-19 . 1, Oklahoma,
3 20 1. 4. Muwoun. 3 213. S, Nebraska.
best indoor mile time ;n his
tory with a clocking of 3:59.6.
Nebraska yearling Hugh Mc
Govern was second in the 690
yard run with 1:13. Husker
sorinters Mike Green and Clif
Forbes and hurdler John Sim
mons failed to get past the
prelims in the freshmen event
It. was in Friday's prelims
that Nebraska's Charlie Green
pulled up lame and withdrew
from the meet.
to the fans as they entered
the arena, and they were also
flashed to the fans by the pon
pon girls on the floor.
It didn't take long. About
five minutes and all the Jay
hawks knew the words, or at
least the Jist of the "song".
"Rock Chalk Jayhawks, Kan
sas give 'em hell."
Then the teams took the
floor. With the place almost
full the Jayhawks found plen
ty to yell about.
They cheered wildly for
each Nebraska mistake in the
pre-game drill, and they went
into hysteria when Jo-Jo
White or Walt Wesley tore the
rim off the basket with a
dunk shot.
Before the contest even
started, it was the Christians
versus the Lions, it was Cus
ter at Little Bog Horn.
Then came the tip-off. With
in two minutes it was 10-1,
Kansas. After twenty minutes
: . fa 4j a r. I -. :
wig got one of the three newt" w" Iuliy
For Nebraska it was a frus
trating attempt to try and
keep pace with a Kansas team
Lose Eighth
The University of Nebraska
tank team lost its eighth dual
match of the season Saturday
to Iowa State, 66 to 28, in a
meet highlighted by three new
Nebraska had lost the night
before to the State University
of Iowa swimmers at Iowa
Nebraska senior Keefe Lod-
go on KU campus.
very close to the Jayhawks
when they started to fly.
They used a devastateing
half-court press, 55 shoot
ing, and a zone defense around
the basket that was tougher
to get through than the ad
ministration. Having a miserable night
from the field (24), Nebras.
follows you wherever you
most of all they had tied up
the Big Eight race.
And those Cro-Magnon fans,
with blood dripping from their
every cry, and fire leaping
from their eyes kept right on
screaming for more.
Fifteen inutes after the
game was over, when the
final scoring and scores of
ka managed to stay as close I otner games were being read
MAR. 12th
8:30 P.M.
12 TIL
meet records with a :49.5
clocking in the 100 yard free
style. A pair of Cyclone soph
omores were responsible for
the other two new marks.
Jim Cots worth won the 200
yard butterfly in the record
time of 2:04.9 and Paul Gruen
berger set a mark of 5:27.6 in
the 500-yard free style.
Lodwig s record in the 100
free and his win in the 50-yard
fre style accounted for the
only two Nebraska first
Swimming results:
4M mertey relay 1. Iowa State (Tim
Otfirke, Jim Soope, Al Bennina;. Dennis
Onleyl. T 3:510
c,2' ,rS-1- Paul Groenebercer, Iowa
Kale; ; Tom Ntcfcenvm, Nebraska: 1
Tim Gaeth. Nebraska. T 1-53 9
50 free I. Keete LodVUt, Nebraska; i.
John Moreland, Iowa State; j. Ken Me
Nerney, lwa Stat. T :23.0.
1M Individual medley 1 Jim Coteworth.
Iowa State; 2. Dave Frank, Nebraak; .
Crau Dermis, Iowa Slate. T 210 8
rxvlnt 1 Wayne Oras, Iowa' State.
Z.JS 70; 2. Ken Knaup, Iowa State, 20D 9b;
' Steve Rorenaon, Nebraska, 196 15
butterfly 1. Oxwortt), Iowa State;
2. Helming. Iowa Slate. T 2:04 S (Betters
meet record of 2:08 It).
rlfS ,nly". Nebraska i 2. Rich
Gordon. .Vhraaka; J. Bruce McDonald,
T - 'Betters meet record
20 1, Gehrke. Iowa Mate; 2.
rll'.rMa; i. Paul Bakken, Iowa
state. T 2:1X2.
500 tree 1 Gnww4vrrw Ibv. c , -.
I Mckereon. Nebraska; 2. Benntn-. Iowa
State., T-5;27.6 (Betters meet record of
200 breast 1. Soppe, lows State; 2.
Mitch Sussex, Iowa State; J. tfike Jacii
sor, Nebraska T 2 27X1
4o free relar L Iowa State 'McNemey,
Con ley, Cotsworux Van Underwood). T
that was playing some of the
finest college basketball of the
It's doubtful if any team in
the land could have stayed
as they did with 90 free
throw shooting in the first
After the intermission,
more frustration. Just when
it looked like the Huskers
might shake it up a little,
Grant Simmons fouled out
(17:06). It was the sixth
Nebraska foul of the half.
From that time on things
got worse, if you can beb'eve
With each basket, steal.
foui, or violation the mad
throng grew madder. With
each drop of blood they
squeezed from Nebraska they
wanted that much more.
By the end, they had
drained Big Red down to a
palid pink. The Jayhawks set
Fieldhouse Scoring records,
Kansas scoring records, con
ference scoring records, but i
over the PA system, those
delirious Javhawks were still
yelling for more.
There is nothing to say in
reference to the course the
game took. It was simply
some of the finest ball of the
season over one of the most
frustrating performances of
the year for the Kuskers.
But that one is behind Ne
braska. Now it's Kansas State, here,
Tuesday night.
The Coliseum doesn't hold
17,000, but then spirit isn't
measured in numbers.
Spring Sports
All students wanting to par
ticipate in spring sports must
report for medical examina
tions at the Student Health
Center on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Intramural Basketball
TMrnament Basketball Rrhedale
Monday, February 2s
P.E. Bolldlns Court 1
S W Abel VD A vs. Ahel XU A
:V Abel IV B va. Abel III B
7:30 Kappa Sisma B vs. winner Pht
Delta "nets B, S.xma Nu B
8 30 S;ms No A vs. Trtanale A
:30 Surma Phi Epsikm C va. Phi Kap
pa Psi C
P.E. Bolldlnf Curt 2
:0O Abel VI A vs. Abel XIH A
7 Pike vs. Perm
8 JO Phi Kappa Pai A vs. Beta Stana
Pai A
9:30 Beta Sigma Pal B vs. winner A(
Men B. Cort-bukers B
Tournament rnrr
TbnrfMlar. February 24
Sim Phi EpsBoa C 28. Phi Delta
Theta C 27
Army 48. Pharmacy
A representative from, the Oxnard Schco
District will be on campus on Tuesday
March 1 to interview applicants interested
in teaching grades kindergarten through
six. Contact the placement office for an op- ,
Sirma Ku A 48, Delta I'psiloti A 4)
Abel VI A 4f, Abel IV A 47
Delta Tau Delta C 43, Phi Gamma Delta
C 40
Mifits 47, Hustlers no. t 39
Viannle A 57. Pioneer A S3
Abel XIU A 49. Abel X A 40
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