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Friday, April 22, 1966
The Daily Nebraskan
Where the Action Is 1
By Larry Eckholt
... or where it isn't!
That is what's bothering many people
who are concerned about the construction
workers' strike in Lincoln now.
The strike has completely stopped
work on all University construction in
cluding the 12,000 seat addition to Ne
braska's Memorial Stadium.
Work on the huge structure had just
started when the strike was called. The
supporting columns were just being poured
when work was halted.
Aquestion looms in the minds of
many. Will the stadium be completed in
time for the 1966 season?
"We have always had the same pol
icy. We do not sell tickets for any game
unless there is a board available for
someone to sit on," Jim Pittenger said.
"We won't send out any confirmations of
tickets until we are positive that the
stadium is completed."
Pittenger said that the University has
always acted under the assumption that
something could go wrong during construc
tion that would cause billing problems.
"An architect can draw up beautiful
plans but a contractor can find that he
faces a problem unless a number of seats
be removed. Therefore we don't make any
commitments unless we are sure," he
At present, the University foresees no
problems with the halted work on t h e
stadium. But if the strike contiues, the
ticket office staff will have one large
headache to face.
There are over 5000 requests for sea
son tickets for the 1966 season waiting
to be confirmed. If completion of the sta
dium is delayed these seats will not be
Pittenger explained that the 1966 foot
ball season is a sellout if "the stadium
isn't ready by the opening game" Texas
Christian on Sept. 17.
"If the addition isn't. ready by the
opening game then we must assume that
it wouldn't be ready for the second game
which is the following week (Utah State).
If that happens, then we have enough or
ders now to declare those games sell
outs," he said.
If such a delay would materialize, the
contractor would have an extra month
to finish the work in time for the Nebraska-Missouri
game on Oct. 29 already
a sell-out on paper.
Things are too indefinite to draw any
conclusions now, and Pittenger summed
things up when he said, "No one will
know for sure until the end of August,
then we'll start worrying!"
Joe Cipriano is quite happy with the
1966-67 schedule for the Husker cagers.
Husker fans will be able to form an
early opinion of the Cornhuskers better
than before. The Huskers have five non
conference home games before they trav
el to Nashville, Tenn. for the Vanderbilt
Invitational. The only non-conference road
game will be with Wyoming on Dec. 7.
The tournament at Nashville will fea
ture Vanderbilt, LaSalle, Portland Univer
sity and the Huskers. It will take place
only a week and a half before the Hus
kers make their conference debut in the
Big Eight Holiday Tournament in Kansas
City, Dec. 27-31.
"The Vanderbilt tournament will give
us that needed experience before we head
down to JC," "Slippery Joe" said.
There's no doubt that the Huskers will
be out to get that tournament trophy.
"I think it is important to note that
this wll be the first time in a long time
that Nebraska has had a 26 game sched
ule. The game with Prague University of
Poland will give our boys added game
experience although it won't count on our
won-loss record," Cipriano explained.
Bob Zenner of KLIN radio says
he's going to either stay home from that
game (on Jan. 2) because his Polish
pronunciation is bad, or spend the eve
ning telling Polack jokes on the air. It
should be an interesting game.
Go Big Red . . . but which Reds?
Stevens Replaces Gates
Baseball Injuries Claim 3
Three Nebraska baseball
regulars will be on the in
jury list when the Huskers
host league leading Oklahoma
State in a double-header this
afternoon and in a single
game on Saturday.
The latest Husker to be in
jured is third baseman Jim
Smith. Smith has a sprained
ankle and it is unlikely that
he will see action this week
Coach Tony Sharpe has
been working with Tony
Sharpe Jr. and Charles Rom
bach at third base in Smith's
First baseman Bob Brand
and shortstop John Roux are
also on the injury shelf.
Brand's back injury will
probably keep him out of the
Oklahoma State series and
he could possibly be lost for
the remainder of the season.
Roux has pulled a ham
string muscle and is a doubt
ful performer for the three
Bob Churchich hag been
named by Coach Sharpe as
a possible replacement for
Nebraska's tennis team ab
sorbed a 5-2 loss against
Washburn Wednesday after
noon in the NU Coliseum. Bad
weather forced the match to
be held inside.
The Husker's only singles
winner was Rodney Johnsen
with a 12-10 victory over
Randy Harbaugh. Johnsen
teamed with Kile Johnson to
take a doubles match from
Kipling and Merrill.
John Lord, (Wash) defeated
Ted Sanko 12-9.
Gale Howard, (Wash) de
feated Kile Johnson 12-7.
Ron Kipling, (Wash) de
feated Roger Galloway 16-14.
Walter Kurd, (Wash) de
feated Russell Beebe 12-10.
Rodney Johnson, (Neb) de
feated Randy Harbaugh 12
Lord-Howard (Wash) de
feated Galloway-Sanko 12-10.
Johnson-Johnsen, (Neb) de
feated Kipling-Merrill 12-3.
Roux should he be missing, pected to get the mound call
Relief catcher Wayne Kissler for today's first game which
is expected to fill in at first begins at 1:30 p.m. Bob
base. Hergenrader (1-1) is slated to
Nebraska, with a 4-2 re- start Saturday's 1:00 p.m.
cord, is tied for second place game,
in the league with Oklahoma. The rest of the Husker
The Sooners have a three lineup for today's opener
game series this weekend looks like Randy Harris at
with Iowa State. Oklahoma second, Clayton Luther at
State posts a 5-1 conference Catcher, Mickey Zangan in
Gary Neibauer (1-1) is ex-
left, Alex Walter in center
and Gary Tunnison in right.
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Nebraska Athletic Director
Tippy Dye has announced the
appointment of Ed Stevens as
the Huskers new assistant
basketball coach, succeeding
Bob Gates, who resigned to
become athletic director at
Pershing College in Beatrice.
Stevens was a graduate
assistant on the Husker staff
during the 1965-66 season
when Nebraska chalked up a
"We are happy Ed has de
cided to join our staff," Bas
ketball Coach Joe Cipriano
said. "We are losing a tre
mendous coach, the hardest
working and most loyal coach
I've known, in Bob Gates, and
we are fortunate to have Ed
here ready to step in. We hate
Phi Delta Theta is the in
tramural B team volleyball
champion. The Phi Delts took
two of three games from Phi
Gamma Delta Wednesday
night to win the crown.
They won by scores of 15
12 and 15-6. The Fijis won
the second of three games
Friday, April 22, 5:00 p.m.
Northeast field, Beta Sigma
Psi vs. Ag Men.
Northwest field, Pharmacy
Southeast field, Triangle vs.
Southwest field, Phi Delta
Theta vs. Air Force.
Northeast field, Chi Phi vs.
Delta Sigma Phi.
Northwest field, Abel III vs.
Southeast field, Abel XIII
vs. Abel XI.
Southwest field, Kennedy
. 11:00 a.m.
Northeast field, Pershing
Northwest field, Carson vs.
Southeast field, Thoreau vs.
Southwest field, Gooding vs.
Northwest field, Whippets
Northwest field, Farmhouse
vs. Delta Upsilon.
Southeast field, Winner Phi
Kappa Psi-Sigma Chi vs. win
ner Phi Delta Theta-Kappa
Southwest field, Avery Ben
ton vs. Sellek.
Northeast field, Army vs.
Northwest field, Abel I vs.
Southeast field, Abel VIII
vs. Abel X.
to lose Gates, but we wish
him well in his new position.
Bob did a g r e a t job for us
and we will miss him."
In joining the Husker staff
full-time, Stevens has quite a
record going for him. He's
been connected with teams
that have won 20 or more
games the past eight seasons.
A star player at Nebraska
Wesleyan, he lettered 3 years
in basketball and one in base
ball, the Plainsmen posted a
20-8 and 23-4 records his jun
ior and senior seasons. As a
high schooler at Upton, Wyo
ming, he played on teams that
won 20 or more games three
Following graduation from
Wesleyan, he coached at Alvo
Eagle where his team had a
20-2 mark and was the highest
scoring team in the state
(83.0 per game) during the
1963-64 season. The following
year he skippered Madison to
the state Class B runner-up
spot with a 21-3 mark.
Stevens presently is work
ing on his doctorate degree in
educational psychology. In
addition to helping coach the
Husker cage team. Ed helped
staff the 1965 Cornhusker Bas
ketball School, and he'll be on
the staff again this year.
Stevens will also serve as
freshman baseball coach.
Centerfielder Alan Johnson is hitting at a .250 clip for
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Nebraska has been feeling the pinch with the exodus
of academic faculty members. Now it seems that the
athletic department staff is going to lose one of its most
dedicated and qualified coaches.
Bob Gates, assistant basketball coach, is trading In
his post for the position of athletic director and dean of
men at Beatrice's newly formed John J. Pershing College.
"The new job will give me. a good opportunity to be
head coach in baseketball and baseball," Bob commented,
"however I'll certainly regret leaving the University. I've
enjoyed coaching at Nebraska and it has given me valuable
experience. As far as I'm concerned there's no place like
Nebraska and there never will be."
Gates will begin recruiting for Pershing University
after May 1. rr J ,
"I have some scholarships to offer and well see if
we can lure some good athletes with them. So far we don't
have a basketball or a baseball schedule, but we'll want
to get the players as well as set up the agenda."
A very capable recruiter when it conies to stocking
the new school with athletic talent, one of his basic ten
ets is that coaches in different sports should try to enlist
any qualified players for the University.
Two standouts who prove his theory are Gary Neibauer
and Tom Millsap. Millsap played basketball under Gate?
when he was a freshmen and Neibauer lasted till he wai
a sophomore. Tom, however, found his spot on the track
squd and Gary is a starting pitcher for the baseball team.
Gates plans to make some changes in the style of bas
ketball played at Pershing as compared to NU, but he'll
decide on the differences when he sees the players.
Commenting on NU's freshman basketball squad Gates
stated, "It's difficult to judge how quickly some of the
players will develop. We didn't realize that Tom Baack
or Stuart Lantz would be starting the whole season and
it's equally difficult to assess the frosh team.
"Comparing the freshman teams of the past two years,
I'd have "to say that this year's team is not as strong
overall," he continued. "However there four or five play
ers who will develop later and should become the main
stay of the squad. Next season's varsity team will be
tough to beat and will be high up in the first division fight
ing for the championship."
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