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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 22, 1975)
Sooners Adams to be test for Husker cagers
By Pete Wegman
Two years ago as a freshman, he was named to the
All-Big 8 team. Last year as an All-Conference
selection, he led the Big 8 in scoring. This year, center
Alvan Adams of the Oklahoma Sooners leads the Big
8 in rebounding and is second in scoring, averaging
over 26 points a game.
Tonight, coach Joe Cipriano's Huskers meet
Adams and the rest of his teammates in Norman,
Okla., in what Cipriano calls "a "very, very difficult
test for us."
Both teams are 1-0 in conference play. Nebraska
defeated Kansas State's Wildcats 74-61 while the
Sooners trounced Colorado, 113-62 Saturday. The
two teams have met once this season, in the Big 8
Preseason Tournament in Kansas City, with Nebraska
"Adams is just about the best big man I've seen in
my 12 years in the conference," Cipriano said. "He
does everything well."
Rarely does a player warrant a double-team
defense coverage. Rarer still is the basketball player
whom opposing coaches have three men cover.
But in Monday night's practice, the Cornhuskers
worked on a defense which at times will have four
players collapsing on Adams in the center of the lane.
Cipriano said the Huskers hope to force Adams to
pass the ball out once he gets it inside and force the
Sooners to take outside shots.
Adams will probably be passing the ball to 6'7"
forward Bob Pritchard. Pritchard is second in the
conference in field goal accuracy, currently making
nearly 60 per cent of his shots, after leading the
conference in the same department last year.
Meanwhile, guard Mike McCurdy, Sooner
co-captain with Pritchard, has connected on over 50
per cent of his shots from the field tins season, after
finishing third in Bit 8 field goal percentage last year.
Cipriano said one of the keys to the game will be
the Huskers' ability to get up and down the court. He
said Nebraska has more team speed than Oklahoma
and will have to utilize that advantage to defeat
second-year coach Joe Ramsey's Sooners.
Cipriano said that the winner, with a 2-0
conference record, will have a jump on the rest of the
Big 8 teams.
He said he thinks an 1 1 -3 or 1 04 record could be
good enough to win the conference championship
this season. The conference title has been won with a
104 mark only four times in Big 8 history. Nebraska
and Oklahoma have never won a Big 8 basketball
Quarterback Everett considering switch
A few days after the Sugar Bowl,
Husker quarterback Earl Everett
announced he was considering a move to
His decision to re-evaluate his position
on the team came after a conference with
head coach Tom Osborne.
Apparently he has a better chance of
stepping into the shoes of Don Westbrook
than of filling the quarterback vacancy.
During practice last spring Everett
shared first team signal-calling with Dave
Humm. However, his grindiron fortunes
dipped, and at the end of the season he
was on the third unit.
His only opportunity to shed his
background role came during the
Wisconsin game when he replaced the
Everett did a capable job of guiding
the Huskers. Unfortunately, the Badgers'
now infamous last second TD pass spoiled
his chance to be a Nebraska football
So now Everett faces a difficult"
His darting, elusive style of running
would seem perfectly suited to the
wingback situation, but Everett is a born
leader, a potentially competent passer
and an individual fiercely determined to
succeed-all prerequisites of a good
Who will fill the wingback position for
the 1975 season has by no means been
decided. But then, the quarterback race is
equally wide open.
It's up to you, Earl.
Somehow the Creighton University
Bluejays have come up with another good
Last year, the senior-laden Bluejays
shot their way to a 23-7 record and a
berth in the NCAA tournament.
Creighton fans settled back to wait the 10
or so years they thought it might take to
build another championship team.
Even the widely disliked head coach,
Eddie Sutton, thought he was on a
sinking ship and quickly took a lifeboat
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In his absence, the Bluejays have
compiled a 124 record and already there
are whispers about a post-season
Outfielder Jim Clark had perhaps his
finest year in organized baseball last
summer with the Omaha Royals.
His clutch hitting and sharp defensive
play earned him the Royals' most
valuable player award. He also was named
the most popular player by Omaha fans.
After a narrow loss to Kansas,
most popular player by Omaha fans. His
Two days ago, Clark was sold to the
Mexico City Reds of the Mexican league.
The last few years, TV viewers have
laughed ' incredulously watching David
Carradine catch arrows and bend solid
steel on Kung Fu.
This weekend on Wide World of
Sports, there is going to be an attempt at
an even more unbelievable feat.
According to recent promotional spots
on ABC, a self-defense expert will try to
catch a bullet shot from a rifle, between
The event will be held in Madison
Square Garden and I suggest if he
succeeds, the man be given immediate
consideration for Athlete of the Year.
If he fails, at least he won't have to
worry about the embarrassment of having
made a fool of himself on national
The UNL women's
basketball team will travel
across town to meet Nebraska
Wesleyan's women's team
tonight at 7 p.m.
Nebraska quarterback Dave
Humm was awarded Richman
Gordman's Player of the Year
trophy at a luncheon Monday.
A $1,000 scholarship in
Hunim's name will be awarded
MPE No. 1
6 p.m. Chi Phi "A" vs. Sigma
Chi "A", 6:40-Brown Palace vs. Phi
Kappa Psi "A", 7:20-Theta Chi
"A" vs. Lambda Chi Alpha "A", 8
p.m. -Jr. Dental Students vs.
Commando's vs. Navy ROTC,
9:20-Mean Machine vs. NU No
MPE No. 2
6 p.m.-Eomb Squad vs. Bongs,
6:40-Black Shirts vs. ANUG,
7:20-Ballfers vs. Aces, 8 p.m.-Cather
10 "A" vs. Abei 3 "A", 8:40 Abel
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9:20-Cavher 4 "A" vs. Abel 7 "A".
MPE No. 3
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6:40-Spirit of 76 vs. PEK, 7:20-Tin
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p.m.-Sigma Nu SF vs. Abel 2 SF,
8:40-Cather 8 SF vs. Navy ROTC
SF, 9:20-Delta Tau Delta SF vs.
Burr 3 SF.
WPE No. 1
6:40-Theta Xi "A" SF vs. Abel
11 SF, 7:20-Harper 2 SF vs.
Dribblers SF, 8 p.m.-Abel 10 "C"
vs. Abel 2 "C", 8: 40-Abel 9 "C" vs.
Abel 4 "C", 9: 20-Abel 11 "C" vs.
Cather 9 "C".
WPE No. 2
6:40-King$ SF vs. Gus SF,
7:20-Centennia! vs. Rosner's Team,
8 p.m.-Fleetwoods vs. Slingshots II,
8:40 Heiser's Team vs. Rugby Club,
9:20-Cardinals vs. Abel 5.
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