The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 23, 1971, Page PAGE 7, Image 7

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    Hashers battle Sooners for second
The Cornhuskers went thro-igh a
50-minute workout Monday
afternoon, but Oklahoma remained
stranded at the Villager Motel.
"The only way we could get to the
Coliseum would be if we rolled up like
snowballs and rolled down," said
Oklahoma coach John MacLeod.
Cipriano was transported to the
campus by snowmobile. The majority
of Nebraska players attended the
workout because they live on
"We're like out of the Big Eight
championship race," said Marvin
Stewart a week ago. "So now we have
to play for second place like it's the
And the Cornhuskers did. They
won those three games on the road
(each by two points) and defeated
Missouri in the Coliseum. Saturday
Nebraska defeated Oklahoma State in
Stillwater on two Stewart freethrows
in the closing seconds.
Tied for Seconds
Saturday's win, coupled by
Missouri's loss to Kansas, boosted
Nebraska into a second-place tie with
Missouri at 6-3. Kansas remains
undefeated with 9-0 record.
Oklahoma (6-4) is the only other
serious NIT contender along with
Nebraska and Missouri. And the
Sooners visit the NU Coliseum for a
7:35 p.m. date tonight.
"This is a must game for us," said
OU coach John MacLeod after his
Sooners went through a 50-minute
workout at the Coliseum Sunday.
"There's no doubt about it. If we want
to finish second in the Big Eight we
have to beat Nebraska Monday."
But it's an equally important game
for the Huskers. "They're all
important in this league," said Husker
win at Boulder. And Nebraska did the
same against the Sooners at Norman
before losing 79-57.
Took away Break
"They (the Cornhuskers) were real
successful against us in Norman,"
pointed out MacLeod. "They took
away a lot of our fast break. Nebraska
played one of the finest games that's
been played against us at home this
JS fitt ;
boss Joe Cipriano. "If you fall there's
always someone there to take your
Tonight's snectators at the
Coliseum will see one of the top
running teams in the Big Eight
(Oklahoma) against one of the better
"lets change the tempo" outfits
The Huskers slowed down the
running Colorado Buffaloes to earn a
The Sooners build their quick
attack around a pair of hot-shots in
Bobby Jack and Scott Martin. Clifford
Ray (6-9) and John Yule (6-8)
command the work under the boards.
"We'll have to change the tempo
against Oklahoma," said Cipriano.
"(Al) Nissen and (Tom) Gregory did a
fine job against Martin and Jack in
Norman and we'll need that same type
of defensive effort Monday."
"There's no way to stop Stewart,"
said MacLeod. "We Lad a man around
him all the time at Norman and he still
got his shots off. He can shoot right
over a defender."
MacLeod is also concerned about
the Nebraska press. "They didn't press
us much before," said MacLeod, "but
I'm kind of expecting them to do it in
the Coliseum."
Husker fans friendly?
Speaking of the Coliseum, MacLeod
had some words.
"I don't really mind playing at
Nebraska," he said. "It's just
something you have to do every year
and you can't let it bother you."
But the Sooner coach isn't
concerned about the Big Red fans. "I
think the Nebraska fans are good
fans," He said. "They haven't
bothered us too much."
One thing is certain about the
Nebraska fans, they'll be more friendly
to Cipriano than were the Oklahoma
fans. The Sooner rooters were so loud
at Norman that Cip had to fire the
timer's pistol to get the official's
"It's MacLeod's turn to shoot the
pistol," smiled Cip. "We'll even put a
two-shot in it for him if he
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Intramural playoffs could
juggle sports staff ratings
As the Intramural teams
move into the playoffs, the
rating leaders still remain the
same. But there are several
important games tonight that
could change the standings.
The losers of tonight's
games will drop into the losers
bracket of this double
elimination tournament and
will have a chance to come
Sports Staff Analysis
Fraternities "
No. 1 Beta Theta Pi
Beta Theta Pi still leads, but
they meet Kappa Alpha Psi, the
number two team, for the second
time this week. The Betas won the
earlier contest in a close game, and
this promises to be another.
Nebraska's Horace Levy (left) and Jim Novak . . . pound towards 1-3 plac
ing in 60 yard dash. Both tied the stadium record of :06.1 in the semi-finals.
Thinclads outrun Vols, Cyclones
Iowa State assistant track
coach Ron Stocking walked
dejectedly away from the east
stadium oval following the
Cyclones' third-place finish in
Saturday's triangular with
Tennessee and Nebraska.
"We left two or three of our
better kids at home, but it
wouldn't have made any
difference against two teams
like this," he said. "These are
two fine track teams. They've
both got grcath depth," he
The Army ROTC
Department at the University is
acepcting applications for their
two-year program for the fall
semester of 1971 .
Students must have at least
four semesters remaining at the
University to qualify for the
two-year army ROTC program,
according to Capt. John R.
Vincent, assistant professor of
military science.
Those interested should
contact a faculty representative
at the Military and Naval
Science Building by March 31.
NU outdistanced Tennessee
84'2 - 64'i for the victory
while hapless Iowa State trailed
with 11. It was the 30th
straight home indoor victory
for coach Frank Sevigne's
thinclads and one of the most
satisfying during the ten-year
undefeated stretch.
Prior to the meet Sevigne
indicated it would be close
between Tennessee and
NU-possibly a 73-73 tie-but
thanks to a fleet group of
middle distance runners a
nail-biting finish was avoided.
Leading by a slim
three-point margin going into
the 1000-yard run, Nebraska
gained nine more points on
Tennessee in that event with a
1-2-3 finish from Greg
Carlberg, Dan Speck and Roger
Chadwick. NU clinched the
win in the next event as Larry
Cimato, Jim Hawkins and Jeff
Wisemiller combined for a
similar sweep in the 880.
Nebraska's strength in these
two events offset Tennessee's
domination in the hurdles
where the Vols finished 1-2-3-4
in the highs and 1-2-4 in the
The Huskers scored another
sweep in the triple jump with
sophomore Wes Leonard
leading Johnny Rodgers and
Hopeton Gordon to a 1-2-3
placing. Gordon came back to
win easily in the long jump,
sailing more than a foot farther
th.2n Tennessee's second placer
Stan Trott.
Other notable performances
were turned in by Horace Levy
and freshman Jim Novak in the
60 yard dash. Both equaled the
stadium record of :06.1 in the
semi-finals. Carlberg was the
afternoon's only double
winner, taking the mile in an
eased-up 4:17 and returning an
hour later to cop the 1000
yard run.
No. 2 Kappa Alpha Psi
They defeated Farmhouse
the right to meet Beta Theta Pi.
No. 3 Theta Xi
The Ix's got a bye in the first
round of the tournev and meet Phi
Kappa Psi this week.They beat Sigma
Phi Epsilon in their last scheduled
No. 4 Alpha Gamma Rho
l hey defeated Cornhusker in
their first game and are scheduled
this week.
No. S Phi Delta Theta
The Phi Delta take on a good
Delta (Jpsilon team following their
opening round bye.
No. 1 Schramm I
Tops in the dorm division, they
conquered Gus I in their opening
game and meet another strong
team. Harper V, this week.
No. 2 Avery
They retain their ranking and are
not scheduled this week.
No. 3 Cather Glen
Ditto Avery, same ranking and
no game this week.
No. 4 Harper IV
Following a victory over Harper
V, they slip into the number four
spot. They will be tested by Harper
VII this week.
No. 5 Abel VIII
Returning to the top five, they
meet Abel X, who in turn beat last
week's fifth ranked Abel 111.
No. 1 Juicers
They still lead following a win
over Centennial College in their
first game
No. 2 Born Losers
They have a bye in the first
round. In their last game, they won
a narrow victory over Centennial
No. S Nads
Continuing to move up, the
Nads won their first tourney game
and play this week.
No. 4 Varsity Golf
Returning to the top five, they
too won their first game and are
scheduled this week.
No. 5 GDI
They grabbed two more victories
going into tournament play.
SAF needs
'big brotliers
SAF needs 'big brothers'.
Have a few hours to spare?
Student Action Front needs
college men to be friends to
younger boys without a father
or with personal problems.
To be a "big brother", you
need only have a sincere desire
to give direction to a boy's life,
according to Tom Weist, one of
the organizers.
For information inquire at
the SAF Office, 345 Nebraska
Hopeton Gordon . . . strains for extra distance in
the long jump. He finished an undefeated home in
door season by winning Saturday's meet.