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Missouri's David Larson 74 appeared to be
practicing the broad jump over Husker tackle
Marv Crenshaw during Nebraska's loss to the
Tigers last Saturday.
Fans 'cure' Husker game woes
Opinion by Becky Morgan
A basic principle of football, be it high
school, college or professional, is that
losing games is directly proportional to
losing fans. Nebraska's present situa
tion is becoming proof of that hypothesis.
The Cornhuskers loss to Missouri
(21-10) brought a barrage of colorful
letters from fans about how the Huskers
played. Very few players were safe from
critical comments and coach Tom
Osborne is probably making as few
public appearances this week as possible.
Fan attendance at Nebraska practice,
sessions has declined since the Mis
souri loss. A much discussed topic on
campus is how to coach the Corn
huskers. Everyone offers a solution to
Nebraska's football woes.
Critical letters have hit the newspaper
columns. If was announced Wednesday
that Osborne cancelled his subscription
to The Omaha World-Herald. Osborne's
cancellation letter came two days after
critical letters appeared in a Voice from
the Grandstand column written by
Despite all the advice h's received,
Osborne said he won't change the
lineup for Kansas.
Nobody will be benched for their play
in the loss last Saturday, Osborne
added. He did mention, however, that if
the players who didn't play well against
Missouri have trouble again this Satur
day, he would think about making some
Bob Martin will be back at his right
end position after a knee injury kept him
from play against Missouri. John
O'Leary, although not scheduled to
start, will be available for extensive play
for the first time in four weeks.
Defensive players Ron Pruitt and
Dave Butterfield may not be able to play
Saturday because of injuries. If they
can't play tackle Jerry Weid and
cornerback Jim Burrows will replace
them. Quarterback Dave Humm appar
ently is not bothered from last week's
To all fair weather fans: The sun
should be shining.
Winter sports start practice
Wrestler gets chance after two plagued seasons
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their practice grind Monday, and for wrestler
Joe Carr that means one thing .the chance to
prove himself after two injury-plagued
Carr, a junior, came to UNL with an
impressive record. He compiled a perfect
24-0 mark and won the state championship in
the 132-lb. weight class his senior year at
Lincoln East High School.
The summer after he graduated, he won
the National Junior AAU Championship for
wrestlers 19 and under.
All that pointed to continued success in
college, and Carr quickly won the starting
position at 142 lbs. his freshman year. He
had a 10-7 mark going into the consolation
finals of the Sunshine Invitational in Miami.
There his season came to an abrupt halt.
"The other guy picked me up and tried to
take me onto the mat," Carr said. "When I
tried to catch myself, my arm buckled the
The result was a dislocated and cracked
left elbow and a broken wrist. His 'elbow
problems carried over, both physically and
mentally, into his sophomore year.
' ' I had a poor season last year, " he said. " I
couldn't seem to get things together."
His problems began in the second
tournament when he twisted his ankle, which
put him out of action for two weeks. When he
came back, he discovered the doctors had
placed the nerve.endings in his elbow in an
exposed area when they reset it.
"When I got bumped or grabbed in just
the right place, the strength in my arm would
leave," Carr said. "It was like a crazy bone,
but a little more extreme,"
Favored left arm
Before long, he said he was favoring his
left arm which led to another injury. Calcium
deposits developed in his right shoulder.
Carr said the elbow injury affected him
mentally by making him more cautious. He
taped his elbow, more for psychological
reasons than physical ones, he said. That
crutch will be gone this year.
When he is wrestling, Carr said he tries to
pin his opponenet only if the opportunity
presents itself, Some wrestlers want to pin
their opponents at any cost, he said.
"They overexpose themselves and end up
losing sometimes," he said. "My philosophy
is to go for the win by points first."
Free of injuries and with a more positive
attitude, Carr is hoping wins and pins will
come more frequently this.year.
In my column last week, Beth Pillen was.
identified mistakenly as the women's field
hockey player who advanced to the sectional
tournament last season. Julie Dewing was
the one who advanced.
Democratic Candidates Forum.
Thursday October 177:30 p.m.
Frank B. fTlorrison
Secretary of State
1st Congressional District
2nd Congressional District
Everyone is invited to come and hear the candidates.
Question and Rnswer Period to follow.
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if Directed by Jean Cocteau
(- plus two short features
1 THE MAGIC TREE & ARROW TO THE SUN
OY Gerald Me Dennett
i Friday. October 18 & Saturday, October 19
j screenings at 3, 7,"& 9 p.m.
Sheldon Art Gallery 1 2th & 'R' St.
thursday, October 17, 1974
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