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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1974)
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A close knit team led by two senior pitchers will take
the field behind the Women's Physical Education 3ldg. at 5
p,m. today when the UNL women's softball squad opens its
season against Midland College.
According to Coach Myreen Loveless, 4-year players
Sherri Mat'ejka and Pat Osbom should be the leaders in
both pitching and hitting. She also cited the other two
seniors, Jane Hogs and Soni Reeson, as potentially
"The skill is at the highest level it's ever been," Loveless
said. She attributes this to the improved summer recreation
and high school programs in the state, which many of this
year's 1 6-woman squad participated in.
The It-game schedule against other Nebraska schools is
followed by the state tournament in Omaha in May.
Loveless said UNL should battle Wayne and Kearney State
Colleges for the tournament championship.
Practices for the team began March 1. Sixty players tried
out, but after two weeks the squad W3s cut to its current
size. Practices are four days a week from 4:30 p.m. to 6
"We try to work on a few facets at a time," Loveiess
said. In scrimmages, the players try to put the skills
together, she said.
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Registration deadline is
today for a yoga class that will
begin Thursday and continue
through May 2. The class will
meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. in Women's Physical
Education Bldg. 123 and is
open to men and women. Cost
is $1. For more information,
contact the Recreation Dept.,
A charity basketball game
between the Husker football
squad seniors and members of
the Husker coaching staff is
tonight at 7:30 p.m. The game,
at Lincoln High School's
Johnson Gym, is sponsored by
Volunteers in Probation and
the Lincoln West Sertoma
Heritage Foundation for the
benefit of underprivileged
children in Lincoln.
John Dutton and Steve
Manstedt will be among the
players performing, while Tom
Osborne, Monte Kiffin and
Warren Powers will aid the
Home attendance at Husker
basketball games totaled
71,450 this year, an average of
5,496 for the 13 contests.
Average for the seven Big 8
games was 6,843.
Ruth Spencer and Ginny
Kincade traveled to the
national women's swimming
championships at Pennsylvania
State University last weekend,
and each placed among the top
half of competitors in their
Kincade finished 13th out
of 62 in the 1 -meter diving and
28th out of 52 in the 3-meter
event. Spencer placed 27th out
of 77 in the 50-yard
breaststroke with her best
career time of 34.04 seconds.
Semifinals in the intramural
wrestling tournament are
scheduled for today at 6 p.m.
on the Coliseum freshman
court. Finals are Thursday at
the same time and place.
PEE survoy rsults
need course variety
Many sports or activities wanted by students are not now
offered as courses at UNL, according to a survey conducted by
the Coed Committee from the Dept. of Physical Education and
Recreation. However, attempts are being made to Incorporate
some of those sports into the curriculum.
More than 1 ,700 students responded to the survey taken in
November and December. According to James Crabbe, assistant
professor of physical education for men, the purposes of the
To determine if students wnated more coed or more same
sex sports or activities.
-To determine if students were offered instruction in areas of
-To determine which, if any, new activities should be added.
To determine is students were interested in attending classes
in the evening, on Saturday morning or during the 3-week Interim
between first and second semester.
The 42 sports or activities now being offered at UNL and 32
not now offered were listed on the survey.
Ten of the 12 most popular sports activities are not now
offered. Crabbe pointed out that many of these are prohibitive
because of financial or maintenance problems or lack of facilities.
Among such sports or activities are snow skiing, horseback riding,
water skiing, ice skating and mountain climbing.
In response to students' indicated Interests, six new courses
recently have been accepted by the Teacher' College Curriculum
. Committee, and they should be offered next spring, Crabba said.
The six activities are backpacking, parachuting, beginning and
intermediate aerobic exercise (jogging), basic skin and scuba
diving, Intermediate and advnaced karate and riflery.
Among the top 12 on the survey, the only two now offered
are tennis and bowling.
Of the 74 sports or activities listed, 63 received mora response
for coed instruction. There were, however, activities such as body
conditioning and basketball where most students wanted classes
with members of the same sex.
Of the three time periods listed on the survey, most students
preferred the'evening. .
Notable performances mark winter season
Remember UNL forward Larry Cox's defensive
performance against University of Oklahoma
sophomore Alvan Adams that spirited the UNL
basketball team to 63-58 upset of then league leading
Sooners in January?
Or how about Husker gymnastics captain Jim,
Unger's performance against Iowa State University,
capturing his best 3-event total at that time despite a
torn shoulder muscle?
These were just two of many outstanding
individual performances of this year's winter sports
One of the biggest thrills for Coach Joe Cipriano's
basketball team had to be the 58-54 win over
conference runner-up Kansas State University (KSU).
The upset broke KSU's 21-gama home court winning
streak, while holding the nationally ranked Wildcats
to their lowest point total of the season.
When one talks about this year's basketball team,
sophomore Jerry Fort is usually mentioned in the
same breath. Fort set numerous sophomore scoring
records, leading the team in points ai:d earning
mention on the Big 8 all -conference team.
An article that appeared in Sports Illustrated
praising the Southwest Minnesota University (SWMU)
swimming team labeled UNL swimmers "psle pink".
But the Huskers turned the face of that writer red,
drowning SWMU 97-16.
The young but erratic Huker wrestlers bolstered
their season by upsetting national power Southern
Illinois University en route to a winning dual meet
Sophomore Bob Johnson, honored by his
teammates by being elected one of the youngest
cocaptains in UNL wrestling files, hd the team with a
25-8 record while placing third in the 190 lbs. class In
the Big 8 tournament. ,
Gymnastics Coach Francis Allen Is talking about
having a team that will be a contender for a national
championship next year. When standout Gene, Mackle
was sidelined for the season with an Injury, Allen
used freshmen and sophomores and stllf had a
winning season. The Improvement of these under
classmen, with Mackle's return next year, makes the
gymnastic team's outlook bright.
The indoor track team failed to repeat es BS3 8
conference champions this year, but senior coctptain
Roger Chadwick captured both the cstiferenca
COO-end C3 0-yard run titles. Chsdwkk's feat vires only
the second tima in conference history that doubit
victory in those two events had bcsa posted.
With a mass of returning lettermen In each sport,
next year could be a good one too.
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