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Student fees could improve
poor recreational facilities
Being of pseudo jock mind and beer-gut build, I
have put on a pair of torn sweat pants several times
this semester to do my patriotic duty to Mr. Nixon's
Council on Physical Fitness.
Since I view running as the most boring thing next
to 'The Johnny Majors Show," I looked for some
competitive exercise. I decided on paddleball. It's
been rather discouraging. But the most discouraging
aspect of the game hasn't been my 1-15 record.
It's the wait that's so discouraging. It takes ta least
30 minutes waiting on the second floor of the
f ieldhouse to find an open court In the afternoon.
There are only nine courts in the fieldhouse. The
lights don't work in one of the courts and another has
scaffolding in the back. And practically speaking,
that's the only place on campus to play paddleball
unless one enjoys dodging reinforcements on the
ceiling and playing the bounce from a wooden wall in
the basement of the Coliseum.
Most students on campus can tell you the same
story. It's nothing new. The indoor recreation
facilities at the University of Nebraska are extremely
Don't look for any financial help from the
Legislature. And don't look for the new fieldhouse to
solve the problem. That's almost 100 per cent for
It nows appears that the only way UN L can build
additional indoor facilities for recreation is through
student fees. The University of Colorado did it. And
next January a $5 million facility will open on me
Three years ago, a group of Colorado students
studied the possibilities of building indoor
recreational facilities. The Colorado regents wanted
nothing to do with it. They had been burned on too
many things already. So these interested students
presented a referendum to the student body.
The referendum called for additional student
fees-ranging from $10 to $20 per semester-which
would be used to build indoor recreational facilities.
Their campaign confronted stiff competition, but It
passed by 800 votes.
Less than 6,000 of the 20,000 students at Colrado
voted on the issue.
The additional student fee at Colorado will not be
charged until the building is opened next semester. In
other words, if Nebraska was to present such a
referendum those juniors and seniors now enrolled in
classes would not have to pay for a facility they
would not be able to use.
The Colorado facility is strictly run by students
and the recreation and intramural department.
Physical education has second priority and varsity
athletics-swimming, gymnastics and wrestling-are
given limited use of the building.
Other Big Eight schools have used student fees to
build athletic facilities the past few years, but have
run into problems. Iowa State and Missouri both used
students fees to support buildings which are used
mainly as varsity athletic facilities.
Colorado has avoided this. Nebraska can avoid it
because. the new fieldhouse is supported by state
taxes, not student fees.
It appears to be the only way out of the lack of
indoor facilities at UNL. It costs Colorado students
$12 per semester. Wouldn't it be worth it?
Missouri's 30-26 win over Notre Dame last week
really can't be true. If Nebraskans have trouble
believing the score, think of those folks in South
Bend, Ind., where the unbelievable happened.
One Chicago sportswriter who covered the game
filed the following story. -
"The loss, which no doubt will knock Notre Dame
out of the top 10. was commemorated by one
distraught fan who waited an hour until the stadium
was emptied of all but press-box occupants. Then he
walked to the 50-yard line, and, in grand ceremony,
relieved himself. He left without a murmur from the
ghosts of Notre Dame."
NEBRASKA 45, Oklahoma State 7 ... the experts
are right. The Wishbone is unstoppable. Oklahoma
State will score.
COLORADO 37, Missouri 14 . . . The Buffs have
won only once at Columbia, Mo., in the past 12
years. But Missouri has had its upset already this year.
IOWA STATE 35, Kansas 14 ... If you're looking
for an upset this weekend, this might be the one.
OKLAHOMA 49, Kansas State 0 . . . It's get
yourself back up in the polls week.
by Kim Ball
The stage is set for the semi-finals of the All-University flag
football championship as all four undefeated division
champions won their opening round games Thursday night.
Gus II, the dormitory champion, pulled a mild upset as
they ousted the Bumpers from the playoffs in a defensive
pus II and the Bumpers were deadlocked, 6-6, after
regulation play, but Gus II was awarded the victory on the
basis of penetration points. Gus II penetrated the Bumpers'
15-yard line four times while the Bumpers only managed to
cross Gus II 's 15-yard line once.
Quarterback Gary Rose, who threw for Gus It's only score,
expects the same type of game tonight against Phi Delta Theta.
"They're pretty much like the Bumpers," said Rose.
"They're bigger than us and they're a rough team."
Paul Griego caught two touchdown passes as Phi Delta
Theta A coasted to a 25-7 win over Phi Gamma Delta B.
The Phi Delt defense was tough throughout the game
except for a second quarter lapse in which Phi Gamm Greg
Newhouse scored on a pass from Chuck Dahl.
Dave Smith and Mike Peetz anchored the strong Phi Delt
Phi Delta Phi, after trailing Gooding 6-0 at the end of the
first quarter, stormed back to score 26 points in the second
period on the way to a 35-19 victory.
Tom Hays and Adrian Fiala each threw for two
touchdowns and Mike Riordan caught two scoring tosses to
pace the Phi Delta Phi offense.
Phi Delta Phi's quick offense overshadowed the
performance of Gooding's quarterback, Terry Brummer.
Brummer scored Gooding's first touchdown and he passed for
the other two Gooding scores.
In the other quarterfinal game, Sigma Phi Epsilon C rolled
to an impressive 39-0 victory over Delta Tau Delta A.
Sig Ep C, a scrappy bunch of freshmen, scored the first
three times they had the ball.
Sig Ep Clete (Popcorn) Pillen was the offensive leader as he
threw for two touchdowns and returned an interception for
another score. Pillen and Jim (Double) Ott led a hard-nosed
defense which allowed the Delts to cross mid-field only twice.
Sig Ep Coach Bob Nisley, who has the job of getting his
freshmen ready for the game against the favored Phi Delta Phi
team, is optimistic.
"We've developed a tremendous amount of pride," said
Nisley. "I feel it's going to take a really good team to beat us."
Both semi-final games start tonight at 6:30 on the fields
across from Cather-Pound.
Phi nolta Thnta (10-0) VS. GuS II (13-0)
Phi Delta Phi 111-0) vs. Sigma Phi Epsilon C (10-0)
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