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As at UNL, spring football workouts are in full
swing at other Big 8 campuses,
The Big 8 has been one of the top football circuits
in the nation the past three years, and experts again
look for another season of topnotch play in the
conference. Here's a look at what's going on at spring
camps across the conference.
It looks like the University of Oklahoma will be
the team to beat next fall. Nine starters from last
year's league total offense leaders return, while, the
defense, despite losing seven regulars to graduation,
will build around brothers Dewey and LeRoy Salmon
in the line and All-American Rod Shoate at
linebacker. The only problem the Sooners might have
is a lack of experience in the defensive secondary.
After tying for second place with the Kuskers last
fad, Kansas University (KU) again will be a top
contender. Emphasis will be placed on finding a
replacement for . quarterback David Jaynes, to
complement super receivers Bruce Adams and At! Big
8 end Emmett Edwards. The Jayhawks return seven
starters on both offense and defense including All
American defensive halfback Kurt Knoff.
The University of Missouri will have two
experienced quarterbacks back to direct an offense
that must find replacements at five positions in the
line. There's nothing wrong with the Tiger defense
this spring, as nine starters return.
Colorado University welcomes new Head Coach
Bill Mallory and the return of 13 starters from last
fall. Mallory's priorities include filling spots left open
by the graduated J.V. Cain, Charlie Davis and Bo
Matthews, and rebuilding his defensive line.
Oklahoma State University has three starters back
from last season's offensive backfield, but will
certainly miss quarterback Brent Blackman. However,
reports from the Cowboy camp say .sophomore
Charlie Weatherbie is a mors than adequate
replacement. The Cowboys may have trouble filling
positions in their defensive secondary.
In contrast to KU, Iowa State University has two
. experienced quarterbacks, but a depleted corps of
receivers. Thus the . usually pass oriented Cyclones
may have to rely heavily on their running attack led
by backs Mike Strachan and Mike Tyson. The
Cyclones also face gaps in their defense and may have
to fill skill positions in the secondary with
Kansas State University and their coach, Vince
Gibson, are faced with a major rebuilding task as only
three starters return on offense. Five regulars are back
defensively. Quarterback Steve Grogan is the only
bright spot in a seemingly bleak outlook for the
Wildcats. However, Gibson is - optimistic as the .
Wildcats have some promising material in their
freshmen and sophomore classes.
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The Husker baseball team
Tuesday raised its record to
4-14 with a doubleheader
victory over Northwest
Missouri State University.
Scores of the games on the
UNL diamond were 9-5 and
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By Steve Taylor
Monday afternoon the UNL women's softball team
raised its record to 3-1 with a 16-6 victory over Creighton
University. The Huskers have eight games remaining this
season and UNL's Pat Osborn thinks they can win them all.
Osborn first started playing softball in the seventh grade,
as part of a required physical education (P.E.) course.
Now, as a 21 -year-old ienior, athletics figure
prominently in her future plans. The former Lincoln high
student said she has her sights set on a career in P.E.
' instruction. But first, she said, she would like to lead UNL
to the Women's College World Series, held in Omaha.
To reach that tournament, Osborn and her teammates
must win the state tournament in Omaha later this year. '
Osborn said the team gets along well both on and off the
"You need a closely knit team to win games," she said.
"You can't have people mad at each other."
During the summer months, Osborn play's for the
Tripla-A Lincoln M.C.'s. The team plays 60 earnes Including
contests in South Dakota, Kansas and Iowa.
Osborn said she prefers the Triple-A season to the
"You play more games and it's more professional," she
remarked. "The University has mora restrictions," the said
John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo offered Osborn a
4-year player contract, but she said she believed UNL
would be more benef icial to her career.
"JFK would be a good place to play softball but I want
to make playing my profession," she said.
Osborn said she is fairly satisfied with the UNL women's
athletic program, though she doesn't think they are getting
enough financial aid.
"Whenever we travel, we hava to psy everything
ourselves. Money is the main problem," the said.
Traveling expenses may be the least of the team's
worries when they go to Omaha for the state tournament.
Facing them will be Wayne State College, a rival that beat.
UNL 11-4 earlier this season.
Osborn, however, remains unshaken.
"Our team has a lot of depth," she said, "and each game
we'll get better."
The team will try to raise its record to 4-1 Thursday.
The opponent for the 5 p.m. home contest on the WPE
field will be the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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