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monday, September 10, 1973
lincoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 7
The windows of Abel and Sandoz Halls, which
traditionally have spelled out encouragement for
the football team, took up a new cause Saturday.
Rather than urging a Nebraska victory over
UCLA, letters in Abel's windows said: "Mom-if
my girl can't come up neither can you. Open-door
violates privacy. Ask regents why."
In an attempt to force attention to the present
visitation policy, all city campus dormitories
(except two floors in Smith Hall) refused to have
visitation hours on Saturday.
UNL dormitories had been urged to disregard
the recent Board of Regents extension of Saturday
visitation by boycotting visitation during the first
home football game.
The request for the boycott came from the
Residence Hall Assoc. (RHA) at a meeting
Thursday. The purpose had been to force the
attention of parents to the present visitation
The recurring controversy over UNL visitation
policy began when -the regents turned down a
proposal at their June meeting which would have
extended visitation to a maximum of 12 hours on
weekends and eight hours on weekdays.
Visitation at that time had been limited to a
maximum of six hours on any day.
At their August meeting the board
unanimously approved extending Saturday
visitation to a maximum of 12 hours. That change
was met with mixed reaction by hnany students
who felt they should be given broader authority in
determining their living environment.
Students also have sought a change in
regulations requiring a sponsor during all visitation
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Signs in Selleck Quadrangle expressed dormitory resident's views on visitation Saturday
to visiting parents and football fans.
hours and stipulating that dormitory room doors
remain open when a person of the opposite sex is
Carolyn Grice, RHA president, said the
Saturday boycott was met with "mixed reaction"
A majority didn't understand what we are
trying to do," dice said. Some sympathetic
parents did agree to write the regents and urge a
broader visitation policy, she said.
A meeting of RHA executive officers is
scheduled tonight to discuss the effect of the
boycott and make further plans, according to
"We're certainly not going to stop here," she
said. Additional action could come at an RHA
meeting planned for Thursday.
Several memlxjrs of the Board of Regents were
See Boycott, Page 3
Team effort labeled as key to Husker win
By Bill Bennett
After Nebraska's crushing 40-13
victory over UCLA, Bruins fullback
James McAlister sat in the visitors
locker room and said, "Now that
we know we can be beat, we're
going to bo harder than hell to
But Saturday before 74,966
red-clad fans, UCLA was far from
being "harder than hell to stop" as
the Cornhuskeis combined long
offensive drives and a sound
defensive effort to stymie the
visitors from Los Angeles.
"They were terrible, but I didn't
think we'd beat them that bad,"
said Husker defensive tackle and
co-captain John Dutton. "UCLA
thought they were going to kick us
around, but we showed them and a
lot of other people what type of
ball club we really have."
Nebraska took an early 20 6
lead, highlighted by Randy Borg's
77 yard punt return, but UCLA
scored with 11 seconds left in the
half and it appeared the momentum
was swinging toward the Bruins.
"We were in a pretty big sweat
at the half because we thought the
momentum had shifted to UCLA,"
Head Coach Tom Osborne said.
"We stressed that we had to take
the ball in to score right off the
Nebraska did just that when
they took the kickoff and drove 80
yards in about eight minutes to
make the score 26-13 and put the
game out of reach for the Bruins.
"This was probably the lx;st
prepared team, psychologically, of
any team I've been around,"
Osborne said. "Last year before the
UCLA game, I didn't sleep at all.
But this year, I knew the players
were emotionally ready, and I slept
good Friday night."
Sophomore Tony Davis, who
ran for 147 yards and two
touchdowns, said that once the
game began, "we knew we could do
whatever we wanted to with them
"I was never nervous, but I got
excited as hell before the game,"
Davis said. "I was yelling and
screaming and really caught up in
the excitement. "
Davis told a Sports Illustrated
reporter that he better go back to
his office and straighten things out.
Sports Illustrated, in their
preseason college rankings, picked
Nebraska twelfth, and UCLA tenth.
An excellent effort was turned
in by reserve senior quarterback
Steve Runty. Runty rushed for 19
yards, was 9 for 11 passing, scored
one touchdown rushing and passed
to senior wide receiver Frosty
Anderson for another touchdown.
"I feel really good. I've never
felt better in my life," Runty said.
"This was a great win for all of us,
both the offense and the defense."
Osborne said that Humm could
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Nebraska punt returner Randy Borg (19) outraces UCLA
defender Matt Fahl (35) enroute to his 77-yard touchdown,
which along with the extra point gave Nebraska a 14 0 lead in
the first quarter.
have played but that Runty "did a
fine job in controlling the offense."
Defensive coordinator Monte
Kiffin said he wasn't surprised at
the defensive effort, because he
knew the players were ready to go.
"The sophomores on the line
really came through for us," he
said. "Both Bob Martin, defensive
end, and Ron Pruitt, defensive
tackle, did an excellent job."
Senior middle guard John Bell,
who led the defensive team with 7
tackles, said the victory was a total
team effort. "This year we are more
of a team. There were excellent
efforts from everyone on that field
today," he said.
About 100 yards away in the
visitors locker room the Bruins
were talking about their defeat.
UCLA Head Coach Pepper
Rodgers said the Bruins kept trying
to get something going, but
couldn't do it.
"I'm really disappointed in the
defense," Rodgers said. "I thought
it was better, but Nebraska's fine
offensive team probably had
something to do with it."
He said the defense had been
practicing all week for a drop-back
passer like injured Dave Humm, so
when a sprint-out quarterback like
Steve Runty started, it affected the
"Runty is good," Rodgers said.
"I've never seen a better second
team quarterback than Runty
anywhere in the nation."
Rodgers was asked where
Nebraska should be ranked, and he
said, "Ahead of us."
"I can't even think of a good
excuse for why we lost," he said.
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