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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1973)
doily nebreskon sports
of both worlds
By Kim Ball .
Cm you imagine participating in a sport that is
M...,.-'y as rough as football but has no protective
Knijioment for !T' players?
Th rty students a'e playing rugby, a sport which is
, combination of soccer and football m a uniform
,;ooS;;t .v of a jersey, gm shorts, knee socks and
: jcc" ' shoes.
Those 30 students are members of the UNL
Rugby Club started last month by Chuck Snell. Snell,
a graduate assistant in chemistry, played rugby for
four years at Westminster (Mo.) College.
"Our schoo1 was pretty small and ddn't have
footodii." Snell said, "so everybody who would have
pued football, played rugby."
Rugby -.s. played on a field the same sie as a
football field with goalposts on each end. The object
o tn game is to score a touchdown by running the
bail between goalposts. A touchdown is worth three
A conversion kick is attempted after a
touchdown. If it is successful it is worth two points.
Penalty kicks are good for a point.
The ball is advanced up field by kicking,
lateralhng backward or running. Play is stopped when
the ball-carrier is tackled or a penalty is called.
Nearly all the rugby club members have played
football, including Dave Wallme, former Husker
all Big Eight defensive tackle.
Bait Kolste who played freshman football at the
University of Wyoming, said he likes rugby because it
Chemical graduate assistant Chuck Snell . . . first played rugby four years for Westminster
is a contact sport.
"The actual playing is a lot of fun , Kolste said.
"It takes coordination and teamwork."
The first and only rugby match the UNL Rugby
Club will play will be this weekend against Creighton
mhpr of the Heart of
America Rugby Union, thumped Iowa State last
weekend, 7-0. ,
Time and location for the match has not vet been
S6t'" saw Creighton play and they're really good,"
Snell said "It's not as if we're going to run away with
the match. But being in existence a year, we've come
a long way."
W.ves mothers and lovers of Big Red football fans may
have just' moved Bob Devaney and the ABC television netwo.k
into first place in their personal popularity polls.
Devaney's announcement that Nebraska's traditional
Thanksgiving day football battle with Oklahoma has been
moved back a day, must make the Husker athletic director No.
1 in the hearts of red blooded American women.
Officially, the contest has been moved to Nov. IS to
accomodate television. According to Devaney, the network is
checking fan interest at times other than traditional days.
But women couldn't care less about the reason. They are
overjoyed with the prospects of restoring some of the tradition
Thanksgiving held before it was pre-empted by college
football. ... ,
The past few Thanksgivings have been marked by scenes ol
Cornhusker fans holding a drum stick in one hand and a
television guide in the other.
In many cases, the traditional turkey dinner was postponed
until after the post-game show or forgotten.
If the game was in Lincoln, many of the 76,000 fans who
fillj Memorial Stadium, celebrated their Thanksgiving with a
bottle of beer and a bowl of chili before rushing off to find a
parking space. , , .
While women will again have a table full of hungry people
come Nov. 22, Thanksgiving isn't going to seem the same to
thousands of fans. Fans who used to sleep in front of their
TVs the night before to insure a good seat for the game that
usually decided the Big tight ctiampionsnip.
the annual congregation
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around the tube which included father telling ta es of past
Husker football glories and two brothers who could make as
much noise as 76,000 fans.
For many people, it will mean listening to the game on
radio because they will be at work Nov. 23. And asking a
Cornhusker fan to listen to a game on the radio when it s being
televised is pure torture.
Nebraska fans upset with the Thanksgiving day switch, may
be solaced by the fact that Nebraska's first game has been
moved up a week.
In the schedule shake-up, Devaney announced the UCLA
game will be played in Lincoln Sept. 8 instead of Sept. 15. The
reason, again, is so that it could be televised nationally.
The 3 50 p m kickoff for the UCLA contest is the latest
game ever in Memorial Stadium. With the extra time to prime,
Cornhusker fans should be on the brink of hysterics by the
time the two teams hit the artificial turf.
One only has to think back to what happened when
Nebraska played UCLA in Los Angeles last September and
thoughts of revenge race through the mind, even if the kickoff
is 151 days away.
If you want to get an indication of how the Huskers will
fare next fall, stop by the stadium this afternoon. Tom
Osborne will send his qncKJers tnrougn mun insist.. ua- -
spring football practice, with starting time around 4 p.m.
Ishorte J 1
The Big Eight Indoor Rifle
Championships will be in the
Miliary and Naval Science
buying April 13, 14 and 15.
Nebraska won individual
and tf;am honors last weekend
m the Cornhusker golf
tournament at Holmes park.
The Hukers won by 30
strokes over runner-up South
Dakota in the six-team field.
NU's Steve King shot a par 72
to win the individual medal
honors over teammate Dan
Bahensky. Bahensky led the
first round with a 74 and shot
a 77 on Friday for 151. King
finished with a winning 149
The Recreation Department
is accepting applications for
co recreational golf and tennis.
Deadline for registration is
Further information can be
obtained from the Recreation
Office at 1740 Vine St. or by
calling 472 3467.
Olston Independent VW Specialists, Inc.
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I nyinc Wheel Hulaiitinji
Mdor and Minor Ki-pairs I niic ups
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It is not too late for Army ROTC! If you
apply now, you can spend a six week working
vacation at Fort Knox, Ky. this summer that will
will prepare you to enter Advanced ROTC next
fall. This program is very selective. To find out
if you qualify, call the Military Science Department
at 472-2468 for an appointment. Or stop by the
M & N Building anytime between 8 A.M. and
5 P.M. We'll be here.
The folks at the Union on the
Performing Fine Arts Committee (they
sponsored Cathy Berberian Fgor Kipnis,
1st Chamber Dance Company among
others) would like a few people interested
in Dancing, Dance andor music to join
up. If you have a few minutes come in
and talk about it at the Programs office
(Rm. 128 Union) Wednesday, Thursday
or Friday between 3:30 and 5:00 or call
and leave your name and address with
Suzanne Brown 472-2454.
Wednesday, april 1 1 , 1973
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