The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 02, 1967, Page Page 4, Image 4
-; i y 'J ., i , i i Page 4 Than Big Eight Jumpers ... i None Higher In History (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third of a four-p art series on this weekend's Big Eight indoor track and field championships March 3 and 4 in Kansas City.) None in the history of the Big Eight Conference rank higher than Missouri's Steve Herndon in the high jump and Colorado's Chuck Rogers in the pole vault. These two lead a contin g e n t of field specialists which promises to give this year's Big Eight indoor championships (this week end) some of the closest individual-event battles in the 39-year history of the meet. Balance in all four events is the keynote. Herndon, who already had the all-time outdoor best in the high jump with his 7-1, has now added the indoor best after reaching 6-11 in a dual meet against Okla homa State. .. This gave him the lead over Oklahoma's Ron Tull, a fellow seven-footer, who claimed the previous all time indoor high by going 6-10 at last year's indoor TlMIIIJlllMMIllIIIllllllMlllIIJIIIIllItlMIIMrjllllllltiriMIiMllMlElllllllIJMIIIIIMIMIIIIIlMlllMlllllllltlllllllilll Weeds of Wisdom A bomb went off in the University of Nebraska Coli seum last Saturday night with six minutes gone in the second half. There were no injuries outside of the one casualty the Kansas State basketball team. This is not the first time such an explosion has oc curred. In fact, bombs have been detonated in each of the Huskers last five home games. sometimes once in each half. Offensive Explosion This bomb is the Nebraska offensive explosion and it occurs in the form of a chain reaction, lasting long enough to put the Cornhuskers comfortably 8 to 15 points in the lead. Besides this scoring effect, the power of the explosion thoroughly subdues the enemy (Nebraska's op ponent) and the Huskers emerge to dominate the re maining time with apparent ease. How do the fireworks start? Usually the fuse is ig nited by a stolen pass. Then a burst of Husker hustle hurries the fuse to its end and then the explosion. Outstanding Play There is always at least one outstanding play as the fuse burns, such as Stuart Lantz going about thirty feet in the air for a rebound. Saturday night against K-State Nate Branch performed the significant action. Nate seemed to have a hunch that someone was passing me ball over his head as he ran downcourt to his defensive position. Branch threw up his hands and you guessed it deflected the pass, by chance to Tom Baack. Once Nebraska's explosion offense is underway it is built around a tenaciously aggressive full court press and consists of ball stealing, blocked shots, fast break sand accurate shooting. It also has the almost comical ele ment of Huskers suddenly being wide open under the basket for easy shots. Victory Explosion When Nebraska explodes to dominating victories, as it has in conference games with Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa State and Kansas State, it is a tremen dously exciting kind of basketball to watch. For the fans, the effect is often of a goose pimple nature. But unfortunately, Nebraska only explodes in the Col iseum. This is not a condemnation, but merely the point ing out of a characteristic of the game. Ability and fun support on foreign floors just doesn't seem to prevail in basketball as in football. And it prob ably never will. It is too bad the fans will not flick to Boulder's maples as well as their gridiron, but that is the way of away-game support. Basketball Trouble And here is where the Nebraska basketball team will have trouble. They may explode and beat the Kan sas Jayhawks this Saturday, but Colorado at Boulder the following week is something else. It is doubtful that the Huskers can do it. It is a chal lenge to them to remember the dominating explosion of fense they are capable of, forget who the fans are for, and explode from start to finish, for this is what it will take. Remember last year? I fj- m "'r- v- f; r p U xtfcs -T -t i - if -iim hi i i.r Ld' f.W . PROOF POSITIVE . . . that hand In the game. At referee gives Nebraska coach Joe Clprlano some friendly words of advice, photogra pher'! picture capture hand of assistant iports editor on far left. meet. Tull, however, won both the indoor and outdoor titles from Herndon last year, hitting his 7-iy2 per sonal best just before the outdoor. Straightened Form Herndon straightened out his form last spring after taking a look at a movie of him in action and broke the 7 barrier. He has continued his push this year, staying close to the 7-foot mark all winter, about a two-inch improvement over last year. Tull isn't following the pattern of h i s start last year. He's been slowed thus far by a bad leg and h a s been experimenting trying to find another new form of his own which will put him back over the 7-foot break ing point. Just beginning to come around now, he shows a 6-10y2 for his indoor best to date. NU's Krebs Last year, these two were the class of the event. This year, however, Kansas' Ken Gaines and Nebraska's Steve Krebs have suddenly assistant unnrtt oriltnr hi become serious contenders. Gaines claimed the second best mark ever for a fresh m a n last year when he scored a 6-10'2 in the high jump at the national decath lon meet last summer. Perhaps the most exciting nf the group, however, is Krebs, a real pint-sized leaper. Standing only 5-9, he has soared a foot over his height once this year and has been quite consis tent at 6-7 and 6-8. Other challengers are Kansas' John Turck, Iowa State's John Dvorak, and Oklahoma State's Larry Curts. All three have gone 6-6. Pole Vault Like Herndon, Rogers holds both the all-t i m e indoor and outdoor bests in the pole vault, going 16-5 outdoors last year and 16-2V4 indoors this winter. He won the Big Eight in door last year, missed at the Conference outdoor, but then came back to take the NCAA title with a 16-f o o t leap. However, Rogers took a ride on his fiber-glass cata pult recently that he didn't like and found himself in for a big letdown when his pole failed to snap back, leaving him rather supportless at a second-story height. The result was a bad fall from 14 feet and a broken pole. He has now turned to a stiffer pole a 190-pound test stick and is working his way back up again to ward his goal of 17 feet. Rogers is not alone in the 16-foot club this year, how ever. Already there with him is Kansas' Bob Stein hoff, who is expected to be ready for the indoor meet after being sidelined with an I "jury. Two other sophomores, Oklahoma State's Larry Curts and Oklahoma's Larry Smith were over 16 last year and are closing in on the magic height this year. Both are in the 15-6 range now 15-4 won for Rogers last year. Defend Jump There is no defending fnnnm)P DOORS OPEN 12:45 ffiWB STARTS TOMORROW 140 No. 13th St "Do fio impossible STOP ROMMEL! The adventure they lived is the screen's supreme achievement! RuCKhuudUfi-GnEFtKM 6UYST0CKW O NIGEL GREEN U PDPP fix Stuart and Neboslu E A f- rdiH, ijim a u i auic PARKING Garaee. 13th I M. n ..L nil . n f n.i. LITOnmctrX k i AlWUliJJnaX CTADTC TAMADDAUf 432-3126 IMII IVinvniWIT 12th & P Street -hii motion picture will probably do as much for mothers as 'Moby Dick did for whales... RICHARD QUINC mum fix Mun riii i riiMa ic UobertMorcelfokara Ham's Hugh Griffith- Jonathan Winterer The Daily Soccer By Ed Icenogle Sports Editor With plans for a five match swing into Utah and the possibility of an inter state league, the Universi ty Soccer Club has called its first meeting of the year for 7 p.m. Friday in the Union. The Soccer Club will take the Southwest tour, playing three college and two city teams, over champion for the i n d o o r broad jump this year, but Kansas' Gary Ard is t h e favorite he won the o u t door long jump as well as the triple jump. However, the field for this event is shaping up to be the most well balanced of all. For the first time in league history, four jump ers are over the 24 m a r k indoors. Ard has the lead with his 24-54, but the artist, both on the board and off the board, can't afford to step back and put his work in perspective. At 24-5 is teammate Gaines. Then come an Okla homa sophomore, Mike Gregory, and Missouri's Gary Rainwater, both of whom are over 24-3. Of this challenging group, however, Rainwater is the most consistent, logging three efforts past the 24 marker and another at 23-11. For Gaines and Greg ory, their bests are t h e i r only trips beyond 24 feet. Another three, Colorado's Bill Adams, Iowa State's John Wagner, and Kansas State's Don Riedl, have been dropping in between 23 and 24, giving the field added depth. The finals for this event come up on Fri day night. One Of Best One of the best of all Big Eight shot putters, Missouri's Gene Crews, is gone, but one of the tough est bits of competition for team points looms ahead. There is no clear-cut leader right now, with seven having a shot at the title. Top ranked now is Colo rado's Barry King, a com pact Britisher who h a s a 55-4 ceiling so far. A postal recruit who learned of Colo rado from a folder tacked OPEN DAILY 1 P.M. pool Tablet ... Snooker Tablet . . Open Bawling . . SNOOKER BOWL N. 48th A Dudley i 12:45 N innnniii 1 t TECHNICOLOR ifler S If), it: famuli. 12tk t f I Auto r n ni. u r. . .!iiih ocii mm, ijju f u rant OOOK OPEN 12:45 Ma- m m m Be m i IP I A A 1 CmnuKovitneiwsiwM I 1 I fix : Nebraskan Team spring vacation, according to Tim Rickard, club pres ident. Make Plans The Friday meeting, said Rickard, will be to make arrangements for the spring season. Rickard, a graduate stu dent in geography from Great Britain, said that fi nancial arrangements for the year, matches with lo- to the embassy wall in Lon don, King has a career best of over 56 feet. Dennis Hagin Nebraska's Dennis Hagin was the early leader with his 55-2. All the rest Kan sas' Gary Tucker, Colo, rado's Terry Ten Eyck, Missouri's Jim Judd and Roger Boyd, and 0 k J, a homa State's Bruce W i 1 helm, are all in the 51-54 class after the early going. For Wilhelm, it will be a one-shot three-try proposi tion. The heavyweight on the Cowboy wrestling team he goes 6-3 by 245 Wil helm will fire only in Fri day's preliminaries. H i s best toss will go forth into the finals alone as he goes home to wrestle in a d u a 1 against Iowa State Satur day night. Outstanding performers are against each other and the pluggers are against each other. The sound result is great depth in all f o u r events, with no one over whelmingly superior in any event, insuring tremendous competition. SUNBEAM FLORAL COMPLETE FLORAL SERVICE 1711 Van Dorn Dial . . . 423-2337 When You Must Keep Alert When you can't afford to be drowsy, inattentive, or anything less than all there. , .here's how to stay on top. VflV Continuous Action Alertness Capsules deliver the awakeness of two cups of coffee, stretched out up 10 six nours. aais r. ana non-naDiworming. 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In addition to the Utah anl league matches, Rick ard listed games with Creighton University and other Nebraska teams as distinct possibilities. The teams' first spring practice is scheduled for Sunday 2 p.m. on the prac tice field behind Universi ty High. Rickard anticipated the turn-out of "quite a few" Americans, but said that many of the players are from outside the United States. "More of the foreign stu What are they doing? They are performing a job of importance. Hour after hour. Year after year. Many of them will serve for 20 or more years. The fruitful part of a man's life. Will yours be fruitful and creative? Or just spent? You're going to college to do something constructive, important. And you can be sure of it, in the U. S. Air Force. , Start now in the Air Force ROTC program on your campus. Your Professor of Aero space Studies will explain the variety of career opportunities. Pilot. Navigator. Engi neering. Science. Administration. 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