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J ay hawks prevail in tight defensive stm
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By Dennis Onnen
Nebraska turned in its best defensive performance
of the year, but Kansas University came up with an
even better one to down the Huskers, 51-46, before
8,000 fans in the Coliseum Tuesday night.
The lead changed hands nine times during the
game, and the 14th-ranked Jayhawks didn't take the
lead for good until Danny Knight put in a missed
Dale Greenlee free throw with 4:09 left. That shot
put Kansas ahead 41-40 and was a signal of more bad
luck for the Huskers.
Four more times before the game was over
Jayhawk players went to the free throw line only to
miss the shots and have the ball bounce high over
Husker arms and back to Kansas players.
Husker guard Tom Novak mentioned one factor
that may have been a cause of the wild bounces.
"We put up new rims," he said, explaining that
new rims are often tighter, causing the bail to bounce
Kansas took advantage of the extra opportunities
to extend its lead to 45-40 on two baskets by Rick
Suttle, and later to 49-44 on a rebound basket by
Tommie Smith, putting the game out of reach for the
Husker Coach Joe Cipriano credited Kansas' board
work for winning the game for them. Knight was
their chief inside threat, leading them in rebounding
with 17 rebounds and scoring with 14 points.
"That was our most physical game of the year by
far," Cipriano said. He added that the Huskers
weren't as aggressive as they should have been in the
second half because of fou! trouble. Larry Cox and
Brendy Lee eventually fouled out for the Huskers.
"I thought we gave a great effort," Cipriano said.
He pointed out that the Huskers were missing s let of
shots that normally would go down.
Their poor shooting was reflected in a field goal
percentage of 32 their lowest of the year. Cold
shooting also hurt the Jayhawks, as they made only
37 of their shots, also their worst performance of
the year. The 51 points was elso their low fcr the
The win upped Kansas' Big 8 record to 10-1 and
moved it into a tie for the Big 8 lead. Nebraska's
conference mark dropped to 5-6, but it still left it in
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Alien: Oil judges
biased against UNL
Returning home after last Friday's 161.85 to 157.80 loss to
Oklahoma University, UNL gymnastics Coach Francis Allen
wasn't about to make excuses for his team's performance.
That's not saying Allen wasn't disturbed about the meet. In
fact, the Husker coach had anything but affectionate words for
the Oklahoma judges.
"I'm not saying we're that much better than Oklahoma,"
Allen said, "but we shouldn't have lost Down there the judges
were outright biased"
'Take for example Allan Everett, who has worked hard here
for four years," he said. "He's been scoring 9.1, 9.2 all year. I
take him down to Oklahoma, where he hits his best routine and
&ts an ?-85 frcm tne judges, and gets beat by two kids who were
A full point away from him."
"We went down to Oklahoma last year and got beat by the
same score, only to go to the Big 8, reverse it and beat them by
KU guard Tom Kivisto tries too late for a Orendy Lee pass.
Coed fencing enters UNL arena
One of the world's oldest sports has come to
the UNL Recreation Dept.
The sport is fencing, and recently a group of
UNL students and faculty got together and
formed a Fencing Club through the Recreation
According to Martin Taylor, faculty adviser
and organizer of the club, "We've been going
now for about fojr weeks, working in exercise
fashion, gaining some proficiency."
Taylor said the purpose of the club is to
teach the sport and to create additional interest
in the sport among students and faculty.
"We have a number of experienced fencers,"
said Taylor, "but we'll take beginners and
fencers of all levels. We'll do the teaching and
supply the equipment."
The club is co-educational and currently has
about 10 women members. "The women can
compete with the men in club competition'
Anne Wood, who just recently took up the
sport after learning the basics in a physical
education class, said. "It's a lot of fun and
keeps you in shape."
Taylor said fencing involves speed, sense of
timing and psychology, but added one need
only practice once or twice a week to enjoy
Taylor has been fencing since high school,
went on to participate on the fencing team at
New York University and continued Sn national
competition, where he is a past Southern
California champion. He has been helping here
with physical education courses In fencing in an
Plans for the group include on exhibition
with electric foils on campus within the month
and maybe competition with groups from
Illinois, Colorado and Kansas. Taylor also said
the organization plans to file for status with
The Amateur Fencers League of America
(which is the governing body for fencing
Practicies for the organization are twice a
week at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in
Women's Physical Education Bldg. 123 and at 1
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five points," Alien said. "If that happens again this year, I'm
going to write their athletic director a letter."
"We're a respectable conference. This sort of thing shouldn't
be going on," he said.
Despite the incident at Oklahoma, Allen seemed pleased with
his team's performance this past year. "This is the best group of
kids I've ever had," he said. "I think I've got the kind of gymnasts
it takes to be champions."
Even though this year's gymnastics team was young, Alien said
the most improved men on the team were three sensors-Barry
Cross, Dob Bowden and Everett.
This year's dual season ended with a S2 record, including wins
over Kansas University (161.8 to 158.0), Colorado University,
(154-144) and Kansas State University (153-101).
A committee of nine UNL
employes decided at a Monday
meeting to recommend the
formation of a commission to
study the UNL women's
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program. The committee will
ask UNL Chancellor James
Zumberge to appoint 10
members to the commission,
including faculty, student,
administration and elumni
Women's Physical Education
Dept. at UNL, the commission
should make recommendations
concerning the scope and
philosophy of the program to
Zumberge by June 1.
The Recreation Dept. Is
sponsoring a trip to Florida
over the spring break. The
$153 cost per person includes
an ati-day excursion to
Disneyworld and the Kennedy
Space Center, transportation
by chartered bus and three
nights accommodations at the
Hilton Inn, Dates are
March24-30. For more
information, call the
Recreation Dept., 472-34S7.
Wednesday, february 27, 1974
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