The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 12, 1969, Page PAGE 3, Image 3
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, K59 THE DAILY NEBRASKAN PAGE 3 NU cagers Probable Starters HOUSTON PH. NtlRASKA O. Taylor -lf F Bob Orttopp OS) n Davis (t-7) F Chuck Jura (410) C Laroy 'Chalk (4-7) 0 T. Scnllbry (4-1) 0 Al Nlttan (e-3) Melvln Bell -7) Poo Welch 4) J. Hickman -4) by Randy York Nebraskan Sport Editor Tradition Is one thing Nebraska's basketball team won't have on its side when it tackles nationally-ranked Houston in the first round of the Astro-Bluebonnet Classic Friday night at Houston's new Hofheinz Pavilion. LINCOLN 434-7421 54lh & 0 Street BUTCH CASSIDV AND THE SUNDANCE KID rittiVVwwon 10th and L FINAL WEEK Wr crpnnn rrrcra wr.nnuuu mum r.m. W&Wfi ENDS TOM'W! 432-1465 13lh & P Street DO N An AT aO" and MARCELLO MASTROIANIII Wherever they meet they make it STARTS SUNDAY m over a thousand years of English glory there has been only "Alfred the Great The dissenter king WITH DAVID KEMMINCS OF "BIOWUP" j K CONTINUOUS FROM 1 P.M. XI NEBRASKA LAST 4 DAYS 432 3126 Frl. 2th & P Street m is dynamite! Impassioned and impressive oigndls perhaps a new boldness in American cinema! Extraordinary!" -Time "Powerful! Born out of the time of troubles through which this nation has been passing I" -Life irrn nru.NO ONI r i OMAHA! WNr 3 555i 80th & W. Doris 'tec n ft -W AT ft The host Cougers, who flourished under the 3-year dynasty of Elvin Hayes and Co., has won the Classic seven times in its 9-year history. Oklahoma in 1960 and Michigan in 1962 are the only teams to bag a championship other than Houston, which owns the Classic's last six titles. But the unbeaten Huskers, armed with the season's big gest major college basketball upset, takes , the theoretical favored role into the 4-team Classic field after upsetting TONIGHTS CONTINUOUS SAT. AND SUN. FROM 1 P.M. J AN UNFORGETTABLE FILM! .mttfJl JeVH it E , ml LIT TO Yi A.P'M.I.!f.OR.L.9.yM$'' METROCOIOR SEfS one MSMn A Bernjfd SmiOVi Jmn R.Wg Production $1 till a P.M., alter ltd All Doy Sen. $150 xrzje& cool UNDER 17 ADMITTED uipmm mm w-mavimJ 4 m, P.M.-IAT. It! P.M. YOUR WAGON toHBBw ! m mm iUi iaiiiti Sum iLm Semini Llitci'l'i im "0" eye fifth-ranked Duquesne, 82-77 in Lincoln Tuesday. Nebraska's chances of cracking the Houston domina tion apparently rests on the availability of 6-10 sophomore forward Chuck Jura, who suf fered a sprained ankle in the second half of the Duquesne game. Jura, however, is expected to start Friday night's 7 p.m. engagement, although Thurs day he was still limping. Jura holds the key to the Husker bid. If his effectiveness is hampered by the ankle in jury, Nebraska coach Joe Cipriano may be forced to shift guard Tom Scantlebury un derneath and move Marv Stewart, who sparked the Du quesne upset, to the vacant guard slot. Although the Huskers will not face as big a front line in Houston as they did in Du quesne, the Cougers are con sidered a rugged rebounding club. Included in the Houston front line of Dwight Davis and Melvin Bell, each of whom stands 6-7, is 6-2 guard Ollie Taylor, who averaged 21.7 points per game In his team's first three wins over Southwestern Louisiana (89-72), Texas-Arlington (88-70) and Centenary (70-64). Guard Poo Welch, a junior college transfer who averaged 29.8 points per game last season, has furnished 15.7 points per game this season for Houston. Bell (9.0), Davis (8.7) and forward Jeff Hickman (11.7) complete the balanced scoring attack of the Cougers' starters. Guard Tom Gribben, who National media football team by Joe Baldwin Sports Columnist Obscurity '69. That's the best way to describe this years Nebraska football team, at least as far as the national sports media are concerned. Coach Bob Devaney and his staff turned in the finest coaching Job of their careers, guiding a team picked to finish no better than fifth In the con ference to a share of the Big Eight title and a Sun Bowl bid. The young Husker offense and the seasoned Black Shirts scrapped their way to a fine 8-2 record, earned against (1) the No. 4 and No. 5 teams In the nation (USCand Missouri), (2) two conference champions (USC and Missouri), (3) three bowl teams (USC, Missouri and Colorado), (4) six teams with a .500 record or better (USC, : . . .." YgJ Stephenson is named most valuable player Nebraska co-captain Dana Stephenson Wednesday night was named the most valuable player on the 1969 Cornhusker football team at the Extra Point Club's annual banquet at the Lincoln Hotel. Stephenson, defensive cor- nerback from Lincoln Pius X High School, also was named the outstanding senior defensive back besides being named recipient of the Guy A I 1 Sim I9W strkt end to Houston started last year in Houston's 16-10 season, has contributed five points per game. Taylor, despite being only 6 2, is considered the best re bounder in the country for his size. Playing alongside two 6-7 players and one 6-9 player, he managed to pace the reboun ding department with 12 per game. ft... V ''A-: j Jk ' Nebraska coach Joe Cipriano, flanked by sophomore starters Chuck Jura (left) and Al Nissen (right) has guided the Huskers to their best basketball start since 1919, the last time NU won its four opening games. Missouri. Colorado, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Oklahoma) while (S) playing three of the four toughest op ponents (Missouri, Kansas State and Oklahoma) on the road. Okay, I'm overdoing it. But no one disputes the fact that Nebraska played one of the roughest schedules In the na tion. Harry DeVold, The Foot ball News' noted college analyst, says that NU played the fourth toughest non-conference slate in the country and the fifth most difficult overall. But the key to the Huskers' lack of recognition was not who they played, but when they played them. The publicity spotlight shone on Nebraska twice in the USC and Missouri games. We lost both, but what's worse, we lost Chamberlain Trophy. Halfback Larry Frost, middle guard Ken Geddes and tight end Jim McFarland also were cited at the awards banquet, which featured guest speaker Duffy Dougherty, head foot ball coach at Michigan State University. Frost was named "the outstanding senior offensive back. Geddes was named the outstanding senior defensive lineman and McFarland the outstanding senior offensive lineman. The Nebraska team, co-Big Eight Conference champions, posted 17 records en route to an 8 2 seasonal record. OS The Cougers have been get ting a lot of mileage from 6-9 sophomore frontliner Robert Hall, who has collected 18 re bounds and 16 points in three games. Nebraska (4-0) also features balanced scoring, paced by center Leroy Chalk (12.5), guard Stewart (12.2), guard Tom Scantlebury (11.4), Jura assign to obscurity them early in the season when the writers', pollsters' and bowl scouts' minds are most im pressionable. Then, because of i weird schedule that postpon ed the other key games, Kansas State and Oklahoma, to he tailend of the season, plus a lucky escape from an awful Kansas team, NU faded from the national scene. Only after the Impressive ef forts against the Wildcats and the Sooners did the Huskers climb back into the Top Twenty and the bowl picture. As NU Sports Information Director Don Bryant observed rather bitterly. "We did In November what all the rated teams did in October. That's why we're going to El Paso instead of Jacksonville." The other handicap to Husker recognition was, strangely enough, the magnificent Black Shirt defense. In a year when bowl scouts wanted offense, offense and still more offense, Nebraska was a defensive giant and thus presumed un marketable. Almost 400,700 rabid fans who packed Memorial Stadium (the third largest home attendance In the nation) thought differently of course, but that didn't matter. The major bowls without previous commitments went with the John Reaves, the Archie Mannings, the Pat Sullivans and the Elmo Wrights, leaving the Huskers and other "team" teams like ISV. Air Force and Arizona out In the cold. Nebraska did get some in dividual recognition In 1969. Dana Stephenson and Jim McFarland were second-team All-Americans and Ken Ged des. Sherwln Jarmon and Jerry Murtaugh were honorable mentions. The same five made one All-Big Eight team or another and Jeff Kinney wai the Associated Press' Sophomore of the Year (UPI picked Oklahoma's Jack Mildren last June.) But Devaney lost Coach ot the Year honors to Oklahoma State coach Floyd Gass, who guided the Cowboys to a stun ning 5-5 record, a whopping one-game Improvement over 1968. Nebraska achieved km Centennial Year success O iA I f e o I i P c o O 5 11 5 2; A FESTIVAL SERVICE OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC preiMfe The their at First iot Chvrth. la tent, th rta intern ei al th Uttj. rtlt f Metres a, ttrtnas. and OVem. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 14tk I "X" StrteH tvnstay. DacTiar 14, lf I tl.N a m. AH corsHatly Htviledl (10.0) and forward Bob Gratopp (9.2). The Nebraska-Houston match will be followed by the Texas A&M-Kent State game at 9 p.m. Consolation and cham pionship games are on tap Saturday night in the 12,000 seat capacity Hofheinz facility. Thumbnail sketches of the Huskers' possible Saturday foe: NU without All-Amerlcan candidate Joe Orduna. The Huskers defied the odds and won six straight conference games after the narrow Missouri loss. And Big Red attoned for one of its worst defeats in history, that 47-0 debacle at Norman In 1968, with one of its greatest victories, the 44-14 demolishing of Oklahoma and Helsman Trophy winner Steve Owens. That November 22 afternoon the Inspired Big Red buried the Snakepit Jinx for all time. Griping can get out of hand, but one wonders If there wasn't some conspiracy afoot to Ignore Nebraska in 1969. Maybe we should have let Ralphle into Memorial Stadium, after all. Soccer team ttHM'ls TllCSclllV J The University of Nebraska Soccer team will meet Tuesday nt 8 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Officers will be elected and a report of the Dec. 6 Big Eight soccer meeting at Kansas State will be given. All students who are Interested are en couraged to attend. n c c I ft s 3 3 fit p. a X domination Kent State The outlook is encouraging, although the Golden Flashes lost their all time leading scorer. Coach Frank Truitt's club, after a 6-6 finish in the Mid-American Conference, has been established a co-favorite with Miami to capture the league title. The team is built around 6-7 Tom Lagodich, a top re- Huskers head Big 8 classic Nebraska's participation in the Astro-Bluebonret Classic ac Houston headlines this weekend's Big Light Con ference basketball slate. The Huskers, Oklahoma State and Missouri ar3 the only league teams to suivive the first two weeks oi the seaso.i without a loss. Conference teans who own a 26-5 record against non-conference opposition, again meet talented clubs this weekend. Iowa State getJ the stiffest tests among Big b teams. The Cyclones tackle Western Athletic Conference favont; Arizona Friday night before meeting natiot.ally-rank?d Southern California Saturday night. Kansas State meets Wichita State twice this weekend on an alternate site basis (at Manhattan Friday and at Wichita Saturday). 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