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Batten . . . works on still rings and high bar.
by Steve Kadel
The good old days are gone, but no one's
complaining. At least no one on Nebraska's
"Last year during practices we had to fight
the basketball team for space, and when it
rained we'd have to put buckets around the
floor," said assistant coach Dewey Strough.
This year the team has moved workouts
from the Coliseum to the Henzlik Hall gym,
where they have more room.
"We moved in here the end of July," said
head coach Francis Allen Jr. "The gym had
been empty for four years previously. Dr.
Landwer, chairman of the Men's Physical
Education Dept., decided we were doing a good
job and deserved better facilities.
"If it wasn't for him and Bob Devaney's
cooperation, we'd still be over in that
dungeon," Allen said. "Now we've got the best
workout facilities in the country."
The gymnastics team has been practicing
since May, shortly after last season ended.
During the summer there were four workouts a
week, according to Allen.
Nebraska won Big Eight titles in 1963 and
1964, before hitting a long stretch of mediocre
seasons. Last year the team finished fourth.
"We've got a few kids on tuition grants and
books," Strough said, "but Iowa State has three
times as much money as we do. They can
afford to go out of the state with their
scholarships. In fact, only half the Iowa State
team is from Iowa."
"We want to eventually win the Big Eigh?
with an all Nebraska team," Strough said.
Allen is counting on a trio of seniors and
talented sophomores to carry his squad to its
third Big Eight championship.
"This is the best team I've had in my four
years here," Allen said during Tuesday's
practice. "We've got three seniors-two in
crucial spots-and a younger group that did real
well Saturday at the Kansas Invitational."
Nebraska was second to Iowa State at the
Kansas meet. Senior Hoppy Batten, former
Lincoln Southeast gymnast, won the long horse
vaulting, was third in horizontal bars and fifth
in floor exercise.
Senior Larry Everman tied for first on the
Sophomore Gene Mackie was third on rings
at Kansas. Mackie won state titles all three
years he attended Creighton Prep.
Batten and Everman are two key figures in
Nebraska's championship plans.
Batten, defending Big Eight champion in
horizontal bar and long horse vaulting, was
seventh in the nation last year in vaulting.
"If everything goes well for him, he should
be in contention for the national title," Allen
"Everman is an example of someone who
worked hard and had it pay off," Allen said.
"He was tenth last year in the nation on the
pommel horse, although he was only fourth in
the state when he went to Lincoln High.
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2 Huskers vie
Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney
still is undecided as to who will start at left
offensive guard for the Cornhuskers when
they visit Iowa State Saturday.
Sophomore Tom Alward and junior Dan
Anderson are in contention for injured Bob
Wblfe's position. Wolfe injured his knee
against Colorado and is scheduled for
surgery, which will sideline him for the
Anderson is a 6-1, 225-pounder from
Fremont and has been playing behind right
guard Mike Beran. Alward, who has been
playing behind Wolfe, is 6-4 and weighs 215.
He is from Flint, Mich.
The Nebraska coaching staff isn't
concerned about either Alward or Andeison
replacing Wolfe, who has had an outstanding
"We've used them both in very crucial
situations before and they've done all right,"
offensive line coach Carl Selmer said. "I
hope it doesn't affect us a bit. We think they
can do the job. Both are smaller than Wolfe.
Alward is bigger than Anderson, but
Anderson is a little more experienced."
Sophomore Stan Hegener will become
Beran 's backup man at right guard. Hegener
and Mark Doak have been battling for the
No. 2 left tackle spot behind Daryl White.
Devaney, however, has more than
replacing Wolfe to worry about this week.
Iowa State presents the most balanced
offense the Huskers have faced this season.
Cyclone quarterback George Amundson,
who was one of the Big Eight's top rushers
last year while playing I back, has been even
more impressive this season. He is the Big
Eight total offense leaour.
"Iowa State is a team which cart hurt you
in a lot of ways," Devaney said. "Passing Is i
vital part of their offerise. They don't Just
use it In desperation, they'll try td run
against us, but they can really Work On h
defense with their passing."
It could be the stiff est test for Nebraska's
defense, which leads the Big Eight In pass
"Our pass rush has been good th'is
season," Devaney said. "We concentrate ori
beating people one-on-bne with , our
defensive rush. Our defensive linemen have
worked on techniques to beat their people.
Nebraska moves up
to No. 2 in UPI poll
Powered by a 33-10 win over now 16th ranked Colorado,
the Cornhuskers climbed one more notch in this week's UPI
Board of Coaches football poll.
1. Southern California (27) (9
2. Nebraska (6) (7 1)
3. Alabama (2) (8 0)
4. Ohio Stat (7 0)
5. Michigan (8 0)
8. Louisiana Stata (7 0)
7. Oklahoma (6-1)
8. UCLA (8 1)
9. Texas (6-1)
10. Auburn (7-1)
11. Penn State (7-1)
12. Notre Dame (6-1)
13. Tennessee (5 2)
14. Iowa State (5-2)
15. Texas Tech (7 1)
16. (tie) Colorado (6 3)
17. (tie) North Carolina (6 1)
(only 17 teams received votes.)
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