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Mistakes deal Husker cagers
4th in Tennessee tournament
Nebr3ska's basketball team may have felt
the entire- state of Tennessee was against
them this weekend as they placed fourth in
the Vanderbilt Invitational.
The Huskers, who suffered successive
defers to Vanderbilt 82-58 and Middle
j Tenrv?;y?e State 76-65, had a combined field
I go.il u' reontaqe of 38.5 for the two games.
Mi. idle T ennessco State, of the Ohio
, Vdlicy Conference, built a 59-45 lead over
Ni-'bi-aAj with 7:25 loft in the game, but was
forced tj hold off a Husker rally to get the
Nebraska outscored the Raiders 14-4 the
. next 4:42 to edge within four points at
63-b9 with 2:43 to go. But Cornhusker fouls
j and clutch free throws saved the Blue Raider
Four Husker players scored in double
j figures, led by sophomor; guard Jerry Fort
with l points. Steve Erwin added 15, Ricky
Marsh 14 and Ron Taylor 1 1 points.
The previous evening, perennial Southeast
Conference basketball powerhouse
Vanderbilt plagued the Huskers with an
off-and-on full court press, downing
Nebraska had knotted the score at 10-all
with 15:02 in the first half before the
Commodores pulled ahead to stay.
Fouls and cold shooting from the field
allowed Vanderbilt to surmount a 17-point
intermission lead at 43-26.
Jerry Fort and Ricky Marsh shared
scoring honors for Nebraska with 16 points
each. Mark Enright also reached double
figures with 1 1 points.
The Huskers turned the ball over 19 times
in the contest, compared to eight
Despite a height advantage, Nebraska was
out-rebounded by Vanderbilt 52-43.
Nebraska guard Jerry Fort was named to
the Vanderbilt Invitational All-Tournament
Nebraska coach Joe Cipriano said he was
disturbed by poor shooting and ball
handling. The Big Red turned the ball over
48 times in the two games.
The Huskers now stand at 2-2 for the
year. They now have a four-game home
stand leading up to the Big Eight
Tournament in Kansas City Dec. 26 29. The
first Nebraska guest will be Georgia State
jii mi iiina'' mil n
Jerry Fort was named to
the Vanderbilt Invitational
Nebraska's gymnastics team
finished sixth in the Rocky
Mountain Gymnastics Open in
Denver Saturday. Iowa State
won the meet, with Ariona
H ighest finisher for
Nebraska was Steve Dickey
who placed second on the
Husker swimmers defeated
Northern Colorado 92-23
Saturday in the Coliseum pool.
Neb -ska's wrestlers lost to
Iowa State 34-13 Friday in
Ames as the Huskers won three
of nine matches. It was the
best Nebraska performance
against Iowa State in five years.
Dennis Zuk (118), Tony
Jennings (142) and Bruce
Conger (heavyweight) all won
matches for Nebraska.
Longtime Olympics fan now state chairman
By Bill Bennett
R ome... Mexico City. .. Munich. ..
Lincoln? What can Lincoln possibly
have in common with these
The first three are sites of former
Olympics and Lincoln is the home of
Gene- Tallman, Nebraska Olympic
"My job consists of Olympic fund
raising and publicity in Nebraska," he
said. "The overall, four-year goal of
the U.S. Olympic Committee is to
raise $10 million for the 1976 games."
Innsbruck and Montreal are the sites
of the 1976 games.
Tallman, who is president of
Universal Surety Co., has been
receiving help from Harold Andersen,
president of the Omaha World Herald,
and hopes to get assistance from other
key areas of Nebraska.
He explained how the money is
used once it is raised. "At the 1908
games in Mexico City, the U.S.
wrestlers were disappointed in their
achievements, and they asked for more
money for newer facilities and more
coaches," he said. "And during the
1972 games in Munich, the U.S. team
was one of the most outstanding in the
sport of wrestling."
Tallman said he doesn't have
anything to do with the selection of
athletes for the games. "We help by
raising funds which honor requests
from different sports groups
throughout the U.S.," he said. "And
then these groups find the talent." The
Amateur Athletic Union is one of the
sports groups that find talent for the
U.S. Olympic teams.
His interest in the Olympics goes
back to 1948. "My wife and I went to
the '48 Olympics in London and were
so impressed at that time that we've
been going ever since," he said. "I also
did some work for the U.S. Olympic
Committee between the '68 and '72
One thought Tallman said remains
with him through all Olympic games is
the feeling of international
"What imptesses me the most is the
manner in which an athlete is honored
for a good performance," he said. "Of
course, it's always nice if an American
wins, but the attitude of the crowd is
accepting a job well done, no matter
where he's from or who he is."
Competition is another strong
point of the Olympics, he said.
"During the Olympics it's evident that
the U.S. doesn't have a corner on all
the good athletes," he said. "There's
tremendous competition from all parts
of the globe."
Tallman said the spirit of the
Olympics was disrupted totally during
the 1972 games in Munich when Arab
terrorists kidnapped and killed 11
members of the Israel Olympic team.
"Before that incident, the Germans
tried to make the Olympics a very
happy, free and warm affair," he said.
"But the action of just a few
extremists put a pall over the entire
atmosphere of the games."
"But the negative aspects of the
games should not be overstressed," he
said. "The Olympic goal of
camaraderie and sportsmanship is
certainly worth achieving."
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