The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 01, 1967, Page Page 10, Image 10

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Hustle Streak Puts
By Terry Grasmick
Sports Assistant
Riding a three-game hus
tle streak and owning a
share of the Big Eight lead,
the University of Nebraska
cagers will soon enter a
conference show-down in
The Cornhuskers are tied
for the loop lead at 4-1 with
Kansas State, who downed
Oklahoma at Norman Mon
day to gain the tie.
But the Wildcats and the
Huskers are only a victory
ahead of Colorado and nationally-ranked
The showdown comes
when NU plays Kansas
State at Manhatten Satur
day and then on to Law
rence and the Kansas Jay-
Nebraska Slate
Heavy Saturday
IVlowing Wednesday's
2:00 p.m. wrestling match
between Colorado Univer
sity and Nebraska in the
Coliseum, the Husker ath
letic schedule takes a short
rest until this Saturday.
Saturday the varsity and
freshman cagers invade
Kansas State.
The Wildcats also help
the Huskers open the in
door track season with a
duel here.
Nebraska swimmers host
Iowa State at 3:00 p.m. in
the Coliseum pool.
NU's gymnasts and their
freshman understudies will
be at Iowa State for a meet
with the Cyclones and Den
ver University.
Not many, Nebraska
freshman basketball teams
have grabbed as much at
tention as this year's unde
feated yearlings.
There are probably two
reasons for this: the young
Huskers are off with a roar
ing average just under 100
points per game, and Tom
Scantlebury, a 6-2 leaper
from Skyline High School
in Oakland, Calif., has
scored 117 points in four
games for a 29.3 average.
This is even better than his
senior year in high school,
when he s c o r e d at a 25
points-per-game clip while
earning all-city and all-
Into Lead
hawks Tuesday.
Nebraska boosted itself to
first place during the se
mester break with home
victories over Oklahoma
and Missouri.
Oklahoma fell 97-78, des
pite a 31-point display by
conference scoring leader
Don Sidle.
A tenacious press led by
Stuart Lantz broke open a
close game just after t h e
Tom B a a c k put in 23
against the Sooners; Nate
Branch hit for 22.
Nebraska also spurted to
a 99-82 trouncing of Mis
souri last Saturday. The Ti
gers were never really iii
the game as the perform
ance of Branch and the
Lantz led the team to a gap
ing 26-point lead before the
reserves took over.
Branch fired in 25 points
and Lantz poured in 24. with
Willie Campbell adding 13
The Huskers will try to
keep alive the title hopes at
Manhatten, where NU faces
a 12-4. balanced Wildcat
team that stomped Nebras
ka in the Big Eight Tourney
in Kansas City.
Earl Seyfert and Dennis
Berkholtz are the team
leaders while the 7-1 height
of Nick Pino is usually only
a bench threat.
Kansas, 12-3, is led by
Roger Bohnenstiehl and
playmaker Jo Jo Whit e.
Last year it was forward
Ron Franz who gave the
Huskers fits. Franz is back
and he and the other Jay
hawks are setting their
sights on a second straight
Big Eight title and a ticket
to the NCAA regionals.
Big Gun for
Northern California hon
ors. Scantlebury was coached
by Paul Harlass at Skyline
The coach's methods have
developed six college all
Americans, among them
Bill Russell and Paul Silas.
"The fast break style of
basketball and the methods
favored by Coach Joe Cipri
ano were the main things
that pulled me to the Uni
versity of Nebraska," Scan
tlebury said.
He had also considered the
university of Southern Cal
ifornia, Brigham Young
University and a pre-Christ-mas
opponent of the Husk
ers, the University of Pacific.
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m r MSP ' o P
OKLAHOMA FELL ... to a hard-driving Nebraska attack led by Tom Baack and Nate Branch. (Left) Branch (44)
gets the upper hand on Baack and Oklahoma's Don Sidle, tipping in two of his 22 points. (Right) Baack drives past
Sooner Willie Rogers. Baack finished with 23 points.
Says NU Coach . . .
Husker Gymnasts
Iowa State, Nebraska's
next gymnastics foe, is only
No. 2 but not by much.
The Cyclones, who will
Having a storehouse of
various shots has made the
former Oakland flash dif
icult to defense. Tom hits
consistently with long
range jumpers and mixes
in twisting lay-ups.
"Defense is probably the
weakest part of my game,
and I plan to work on it
this summer," said Scantle
bury. "With the great ball
players in the Oakland
area, pick-up games are
not hard to iind."
Majoring in business
Scantlebury hopes to re
ceive a sound education at
Nebraska. He is also a Beta
Theta Pi pledge.
Loroesft dUsed!
host the Huskers and Den
ver University at Ames Sat
urday, lost 190.25-188.50 to
Southern Illinois the best
squad in the nation in the
opinion of NU gymnastics
coach Jake Geier.
The Southern Illinois
gymnasts have stumped
Iowa State three times in as
many years to spoil an oth
erwise unblemished record
for the Cyclones.
This season Iowa State
has swamped Kansas, Kan
sas State, Minnesota and
the Air Force Academy.
The Cornhuskers have
dumped Oklahoma, Wichi
ta, Fort Hays State and Cen
tral Missouri State.
Minnesota handed the
Huskers their onlv loss be
fore finals, 169.9-168.2.
The Iowa Staters, with
19G5 and 1966 Big Eight
gymnastics titles to t h e i r
credit, are expected by
Geier to be tough.
The Cyclones' standouts
Sik P
Union E-ovjop
Foe Only
in the all-around event, sen
ior Jerry Fontana and
sophomore Mike Jacki, will
compete against a youthful
Husker duo about which
Geier is very happy.
Steve May of Hastings and
Mick Johnsen of Lincoln,
both sophomores, are the all
around performers, who
participate in six gymnas
tic events.
All-arounders participate
in floor exercise, side horse,
horizontal bar, long horse,
parallel bars and the rings.
Other top starters against
the Cyclones will include
Pat McGill, a Lincoln jun
ior, in floor exercise; Burt
Christopherson, a sopho
more from Omaha, in side
horse; Mike Ready, Lincoln
Senior, in trampoline; and
Johnsen in horizontal bar.
Leading man in long
horse is Omaha senior Rich
ard Beran, while in parallel
bars Johnsen is the leader.
May gets the nod in the
rings, with Lincoln senior
No. 2
Allen Armstrong and John
sen close behind.
Geier's most productive
gymnasts appear to be May
and Johnsen.
"You can't believe how
much they're progressing,"
the mentor says of t h e m.
"If they keep it up they're
going to both be someone to
really contend with."
The Huskers will meet all
of the Big Eight schools be
fore the conference cham
pionships slated for March
17 and 18 at the Nebraska
Greene Rambles
Nebraskan Charlie
Greene edged Canada's
Harry Jerome with a :06.1
60-yard run in the Port
land, Ore., Indoor Track
Meet over the weekend.
Kansan Jim Ryun won
the 1.000-yard run in 2:09.9
in the Portland meet.
Greene pulled a ham
string muscle in the 60.
end! CISf
Tankers' Neiv Coach
Makes NU Adjustment
By Ron Pavelka
Sports Writer
Swimming coach John
Reta had to join the fresh
man class in making ad
justments to college life at
Nebraska this year.
Reta, in his first year of
coaching the Huskers, was
the swimming coach at Lin
coln Southeast High School,
where he led his teams to
eight consecutive state
"The coaching In college
is essentially the same as
it was in high school. The
main difference is in the
amount of freedom that the
boys have," Coach Reta
"Here, where there is
less parental control, the
boy is more on his own,"
he continued. "The boys
must make choices. If they
want to excel, they must
learn to budget their time
that they can make
their grades and still com
pete." Coach Reta also felt
"that there is more pres
sure on the boys in college.
They have to get good
grades to stay in school and
avoid the draft. Because of
this, I have to be more
aware of a boy's prob
lems." "Since the college
courses are more difficult
and time-consuming than in
high school, I must pay
more attention to a boy's
physical condition before
and during a workout,"
Reta said.
This year Reta is coach
ing four of his high school
swimmers on the Nebraska
team. Dale Parker, Lee
Ligget, and B i 1 1 K e n a g y
are swimming on the var
sity squad and Steve Nootz
is competing for the fresh
man team.
The varsity swim team
will meet Iowa State this
Saturday afternoon in the
Coliseum Pool.
Concerning h i s team,
Reta said, "This year we
are mainly going through
a process of rebuilding. We
were hurt when three Ail
American swimmers add a
number of other good boys
graduated. It will take
some time to replace these
individuals so we don't
have the depth and bal
ance that we should."
He added, "The boys are
swimming faster than they
were at this time last year
and we are making proc
ress. However we have u
tough schedule and all of
the other teams have im
proved too."
Nov. 11
Oklahoma State's ruggM
Cowboys will s u p p 1 y the
Homecoming opposition for
the 1967 football season.
Nebraska Athletic Direc
tor Tippy Dye has an
nounced that the Cornhusk
er football team will host
the Cowboys in the Home
coming feature on Novem
ber 11.
Dye also announced thrt
Band Day will be held in
conjunction with the low i
State game on November
Husker ticket director
Jim Pittenger said sin;:;?
game orders and orders ' r
new season tickets are be
ing accepted. However, -
pointed out that filling nc
season orders must aw;: t
the conclusion of the re
order season this spring.
"We won't be able to toll
how many new season ai
ders we can fill until v,e
know for sure just lu v
many fans re-order ther
season tickets," Pittenwr
said. "We are taking ord'
now and will fill them if ;;t
all possible after we kn.j
about the renewals."
Track Finals
Ducats on Sale
Mail order tickets for t'.a
39th annual Big Eight in
door track championshi; s,
March 3 and 4 in Kans 5
City, go on sale Wednesday.
Tickets for this year
meet are priced at $2, i
and $4 for the finals Satur
day night.
Mail order requests will
be processed as the y
Track Highlight ,
Intramural Wre!;'
Intramural sports will be
highlighted this week by t!,'
finals of indoor track at 7
p.m. Wednesday.
Also on the agenda are
the handball finals and paci
dleball with the basketball
tournament starting Thursday.
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