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The Daily Nebraskan
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Exceptional Game
Although the Kansas-Nebraska meeting Saturday after
noon was an exceptional ball game with exceptional
teams and some exceptional action, there was one other
exceptional thing not covered in the sports page.
Recently a national sports magazine judged the Uni
versity of Kansas cheerleaders as the best-looking in the
nation. They have a point.
Chamberlain vs. Clay
Wilt Chamberlain, the figurative and literal giant of
the pro basketball world, came out with a statement with
in the last few weeks that he would like to take on Cass
lus Clay for the boxing title.
It could be Interesting . . . Wilt the Stilt and the
Louisville Lip In the same ring. Would the Stilt wilt or
Game Observations
Now that the last home basketball game has been
played for the 1966-1967 season, perhaps this is an ap
propriate time to make an observation on the least ob
lerved part of the sport the fans.
It is more than amazing the reactions that are dis
played by the crowd that gathers at the Nebraska Colise
um. Crowd's Knowledge
And more amazing is the deep grasp and knowledge
of the crowd. Here is a conglomeration of what this
writer heard from a small, but noticeable part of the
crowd, at the Kansas and Oklahoma State games this
"What's th' matter, ref . . . loose your glasses. You
couldn't call a basketball game if you had to . . . Why,
you couldn't see your own foot if you stepped on it."
Then the game started. t
"Hey, look there's Joe. Iliya Joe . . , (pause) . . .
stuck-up son-of-a-gun ; pretends like he can't hear you."
In brief, the rest of the game these fans sat, yelled
at the coaches, the officials and every player on the
court, including Nebraska ones. (Come on Nate . . .
don't you know how to play?)
And, by the way, that goaltending call at the OSU
game was goaltending. If a player even touches the net
as the ball approaches, it is goaltending.
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KANSAS fXIEEltLEADER ... Is one selected by na
tional magazine as the best-looking in the nation.
Kansas Gains Big Eight
Title With Colorado Win
Kansas captured the Big
Eight basketball crown and
earned itself a place in the
NCAA Midwest regional,
March 17-18, with a 66-59
defensive win over Colo
rado in Lawrence.
The Buffaloes had the
Jayhawks worried with a
34-32 half-time lead, but
Kansas gradually came to
control the game.
Bohnenstiehl Leads
Rodger Bohnenstiehl led
the way for' Kansas with
21 points. Pat Frink was
high scorer for Colorado
and the game. . He had 27
points, Including Colorado's
last nine.
The loss dropped the Buf
faloes to third place in the
conference race at 9-4, a
game behind Nebraska who
they play Saturday in Boul
der. Both teams are eyeing a
NIT bid and a victory by
Colorado would tie them
for second place in the Big
Eight. Barring a playoff,
the Buffaloes would prob
ably get the bid under
these circumstances.
Colorado owns the lone
conference victory over
Kansas and gave them a
strong challenge in Lawr
ence where Nebraska was
trounced 84-58. Nebraska
also fell to the Jayhawks
last Saturday in Lincoln,
In other Big Eight play
Don Sidle blasted the nets
for 42 points as Oklahoma
rolled over Missouri 90-75.
Kansas State, with Dennis
Berholz, Bob George and
Earl Seyfert scoring 19, 19
and 18 points respectively,
subdued Iowa State at
Ames. Don Smith had 29
for the losers.
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IIUSKERS BATTLE ... in the last home game of the season. Jim Damm scrambles
for control of the ball (left) and Nate Branch, one of three graduating seniors goes
up for a shot in the second half (right).
Huskers Beat OSU In
ifferent Ball Game
By Ed Icenogle
Sports Editor
Nebraska's bask
etball team played an en
tirely different game Mon
day night against Oklahoma
State than it did against
Kansas Saturday and the
result was a badly-needed
Looking ahead to a bid
to the National Invitational
Tournament in New York,
the Huskers grabbed on to
an assured second place
finish in the Big Eight with
an 88-71 victory over Okla
homa State.
OSU Young
"Oklahoma State is
young," is the way NU
coach Joe Cipriano ex
plained it, "and the press
bothered them."
"And we had a little in
centive," Cipriano said,
"... if we want to go to
New York."
Cipriano said he did not
expect word from the NIT
until after the Colorado
game this weekend.
Out Of Contention
The Huskers dropped out
of contention for the Big
Eight title after its loss to
KU Saturday. The 64-57,
hard-fought defeat was to
a packed house that held
its breath through the
fierce final minutes of play.
Cipriano still feels that
his Huskers are a match
for the Jayhawks. "I
guess I'll always feel that
way," he said.
Foul Trouble
Poor foul shooting and
numero'is violations were
cited by the Husker coach
as important reasons for
the loss.
But the Oklahoma State
game was another thing.
The first half was punctu
ated by a lop-sided NU
lead and a large and ex
tremely quiet crowd for
the Huskers home finale
for 1966-67.
And the second half was
much the same in some
Same Amount
"We scored the same
amount of points in the sec
ond half and didn't use
our starters," said Cipria
no. The difference was in the
OSU output. The Cowboys
outscored Nebraska in the
second half, 45-44. OSU had
only 26 points for the first
Second Half
The second half reflected
some of the KU-NU' gams
when the playing got row
dyrowdy enough that
Stuart Lantz and OSU's Jim
Watson were ejected from
the game.
But the Cowboys failed
to pull closer to the Hus
kers by the end of the
One More
With one more regular
season game Colorado at
Boulder this Saturday the
Cornhuskers may have their
hands full in getting to the
NIT. Colorado was tough
to beat in Lincoln, and are
the only winners over Kan
sas in the Big Eight.
"Colorado has always
given us all we wanted,"
Cipriano said. "Playing at
their place . . . there's a
lot at stake."
The Nebraska mentor ex
pect a NIT decision follow
ing the encounter with CU.
"I don't think they'll
make a decision before
then," he said.
While Oklahoma State is
an inexperienced team this
season, Nebraska will not
have an abundance next
season. Seniors Frank Emp-
key, Willie Campbell and
Nate Branch will be ab
sent next year.
"We will have a young
er team next year ... not
as experienced," agreed
But he plans on getting
aid from some outstanding
One of these is Roger
Leitner, who had nine
points Monday night. And
then there's Tom Scantle
bury, the freshman star
who will add to the strong,
if young, squad.
Modd's Combo
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I Believe
By Tom Henderson
Lock up the skins and trophies and roll up the lawns,
here they come again.
It's State Basketball Tournament time and, as usual,
thousands of high schoolers will invade Lincoln and the
University of Nebraska campus.
And while the local Greeks are putting on their Satur
day night smiles for their preview of next year's fresh
men crop, we would like to reminisce on state tournaments
of the past.
1960 Semifinal
We remember the 1960 semifinal match between Lin
coln Southeast and Omaha Tech when Southeast's Danny
Puelz had Tech fans shuffling through the rulebook in
search of a "shooting clock" clause when he stalled the
final three minutes of the game with a dribbling exhibition.
We remember the 1963 finals between Omaha Tech
and Creighton Prep in which Tech's Fred Hare, on sound
knee, dazzled fans with dribbling and shooting displays
which helped him set a tournament record for most field
goals in one game.
46-Point Game
It was that same year that Gibbon's Kurt Lauer
scored 46 points in one game, hit 20 field goals and 14 free
throws in one game and scored 105 points in the Class C
tournament all records.
We remember 1964 when Bellevue's Richard Agnew
scored 38 points in the opening round game against Lincoln
Pius X for a new one-game scoring record in Class A. His
16 field goals earned him a share of Hare's most field
goals mark.
Bob Gratopp
We remember 1965 when Geneva's Bob Gratopp
dumped in points faster than they could be recorded in our
scorebook, rewriting the entire Class B recordbook.
And it was also 1965 that Roger Leitner of McCook
raised or tied most of the Class A records in leading the
Bisons to the finals against Boys Town.
As you may have noticed, only Agnew failed to don a
Husker jersey, at least temporarily, after graduation from
the prep ranks.
The rest have enjoyed varying degrees of success as
This Year
This year, however, the biggest prep prize won't be
on display at the coliseum or, for that matter, at any other
state tournament site except possibly as a spectator.
Sterling's Joey Rathe, an all-Stater last year as a ju
nior and one of this year's most highly regarded Nebraska
high school cagers, ended his prep career last week when
Sterling was defeated by Johnson in the district finals.
But whether Nebraska coach Joe Cipriano gets a chance
to see Rathe play in the state tourney or not, our bet is
that Joe will do all in his power to see that Joey doesn't get
After 127 tournament
games, the 1967 intramural
paddleball champions hava
been determined. Twenty
five teams and a total of
112 men competed for sin
gles, doubles and team tin
Ted Sanko, from tha Wee
Six team, is tha singlet
champ, while Phi Delta
Theta took the team trophy
and also had the doubles
winners of Tom Lewis and
Steve Folmer.
The Wee-Six and tha Phi
Delts dominated the team
scoring with 200 and 158
points respectively. Tha
third, fourth and fifth placa
teams, Phi Kappa Psi, The
ta Xi and Abel IV, were in
the 60 to 70-polnt range.
The winners were:
Fltfht l-Ted Sanko. W4ixi
Flight 1-Cnuck Stlwn. Phi Delta
night J Hod Johnien, Phi Camma
Delta I
Flight 4 Bob Cochran, FM Gamma
Flight t-Tom Tipton. Wee-dim
Flight 6-Dlck Dyaa. Phi Kappa ret,
Flight 1 Tom Lewla and Itava Fo!
Bier, Phi Delta Theta i
Flight 3-llra Sutera and Dick Bald
win. Phi Delta Theta!
Flight 3 Chuck Salem and Dana
Cole, Phi Delta Theta i
Flight 4 Tom Tipton and CUH Knlg.
pel, Wee-Sixi
Flight 5 John Roux and Oarjr Net
bauer. Phi Kappa Pill
Flight I Rod Baeler and Jim Woblf,
Abel IV,
Team gearing
Team Polnle
Phi Delta Theta aoo
Woe-Slx 158
Phi Kappa Pat M
Theta XI 67
Abel TV .CI
Phi Gamma Delta 54
Sigma Phi Epellon 45
Triangle 44
Delta Tan Delta 43
Abel VTI
Sigma CM 14
Froet It
Beta Theta PI S
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Huskers' Lantz
Wins District
Nebraska's Stuart Lantz,
the leading scorer for the
Cornhuskers, has been
named to the United States
Basketball Writers Look
Magazine 1967 District 5
Other all-district winners
are Jo-Jo White of Kansas,
Don Smith of Iowa State
and Butch Beard and West
ley Unseld of Louisville.
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