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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1974)
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By David Recs
Those good old days when school was cancelled or when
mothers wrote fake excuses to free students from classes aren't
It's a recurrent state basketball tournament that empties
the small towns of their senior hoys and girls.
Two or three days of state tournament escapades evolve
from the real reason for coming to Lincoln the basketball
And even if the Lincoln Hotel isn't around anymore, the
Cornhusker has enough memories: stolen cigarets, the newest
Issue of Playboy, calling friends or, better, yet, strangers on
the phone at 3 a.m.
They still come, they stilt look for the fast time, and by the
time they talk with the unfortunate souls left home, they've
had a great time-or so they say.
But for those few of the thousands that actually come to
the tournament because their Tigers, Blue Devils or Hawks are
playing, the search takes less time.
Fpr it's those few who go to the games, at least one a day
until their team is eliminated, that have any excitement at all.
The cheerleaders, the players feel the pain and relish the"
joys. The rest? They're here, wandering, looking for bits of
information tc fill in the weak spots of their brag story when
thev return home.
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