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Coming off a 24-9 dual win over Northwest Missouri State University Wednesday, the
UNL wrestlers will travel to Columbia, Mo., for a dual meet with the University of
12 freshmen on squad
Indoor track season opens
UNL's indoor track team ooens its season
Saturday against host' Kansas and Southern
Coach Frank Sevigne will take a 22-man squad
including 12 freshmen and seven sophomores.
Team captain Steve Jepsen is the only senior on
the Husker roster.
Sevigne denied one newspaper report that the
outlook for the Huskers is not bright. Because
the team is so young, he said, he doesn't know
what to expect.
"We've got a lot of young guys and they've
looked good in practice, but how they'll compete
is another matter," Sevigne said. "We couldn't
open with a tougher meet than this one so we're
going to find out in a hurry."
The triangular will be the second meet of the
year for four Huskers. Harold Steilzer, Keith
Whitaker, Matt Reckmeyer and Chris Grieb
teamed up to finish fifth in a six-team, two-mile
relay field to the National Invitational Indoor
Track Meet Jan. 10 at the University of
Sevigne said Reckmeyer and Grieb "nave oeen
looking exceptionally good." He also praised
quarter-milers Chuck Malito and Tom Dovel and
high jumper Dean Herzog.
Malito is one of three football players on the
Husker team. Ron Nitzel will compete in both
hurdle events Saturday and Mike Thompson will
be the Huskers' entry in the 60-yard dash.
Entering shot put
Husker captain Jepsen placed second in the
discus at the Big 8 outdoor meet last year.
Although the discus is not an indoor event,
Jepsen will enter the shot put for the first time
Saturday, joining letterman Steve Millard and Joe
The meet will be a homecoming for high
jumper Herzog, a native of Lansing, Kan. Last
year the 5 ft. 10 in freshman set a national prep
record of 7 ft. VAn.
The Huskers will compete in the Michigan
State Relays next Saturday.
Weekend to be busy
for women athletes
By Becky Morgan
Hosting Creighton University tonight will be the women's
basketball squad, and the female gymnasts will take on Emporia of
Kansas Saturday afternoon.
Also set for action Saturday are the women swimmers. They
will travel to Ames for a double dual meet with Iowa State and
Pat Sullivan, UNL swimming coach said she expects ISU to win
"They are strong in all free style events and one relay," she said,
"plus they have one good diver."
UNL's strong events are expected to be the breast stroke, (Ruth
Spencer and Mikki Crosby); diving, (Ginny Kincade and Nancy
Dyke); backstroke, (Deb Peterson); and fly, (Crosby).
"We have good swimmers," Sullivan said, "but we lack the
depth Iowa State possesses. We may also do well in the medley
relay. We're fast, but it all depends upon how ISU stacks their best
Coming off a 59-30 win over Kearney State College Tuesday
night the women cagers will meet Creighton University for the first
time this season tonight. The game will be in the gymnasium at the
Women's Physical Education Bldg. (WPE) at 7 p.m.
UNL will start the game with a player-to-player defense
according to Jan Callahan, women's basketball coach.
"Creighton is a medicore team, and have their ups and downs. It
will be important for us to play consistent ball," Callahan said.
"The team beg2n to put things together Tuesday night," she
said. "We tried some new post positions and they worked. Our fast
break also worked well," she said.
Sherry Prink injured her right leg in the Kearney game, and
probably will not be back in time for the Creighton contest,
The women's gymnastic team will host Emporia of Kansas in
the WPE bldg. at 2 p.m. Saturday. They will be paced by senior
all-around performer Peg Van Beek.
Van Beek won the floor exercise event and placed second in
vauiuug, oalance beam and in all-around last week at South Dakota
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UNL to face Tigers;
trvina to tie
by Pete Wegman
In 1967 the Nebraska Cornhuskers won five of their first six Big
8 conference basketball games. Saturday, eight years later, the
Huskers will be in Columbia, Mo., attempting to tie that mark.
The Huskers, 4-0 in conference play, will be facing the Missouri
Tigers, 2-2, who are tied for third with Oklahoma State. Kansas
State and Kansas, at 3-1 , are each a game behind Nebraska.
Nebraska coach Joe Cipriano said he expects a rough game from
the Tigers, much like Wednesday's game against Oklahoma State,
and added that Missouri has a tradition of being a physical team.
"I know he (Missouri coach Norm Stewart) gives them helmets,
but I'm not sure about sticks," Cipriano said.
A win Saturday for Missouri would equal the Tigers' conference
win total of last season, when they finished 3-1 1 . Known by many
to be a team that starts fast and fades last in the season, Missouri
has won the Big 8 Tournament three consecutive times previous to
Missouri's 11-5 overall mark this season includes victories in
their first six games last December. The Tigers finished fifth in the
Big 8 Tournament, losing to Kansas State in the opening round,
then defeating Colorado and Oklahoma (in double overtime).
A win Saturday for the defensive minded Huskers, also 11-5
overall, could vault them into the nation's top 20. Nebraska has
allowed only 68 points per game and has held Big 8 foes to 63
points in seven contests (four regular season and three tournament
"Missouri proved what type a team they have by beating a
talented Iowa State club at home," Cipriano siad. Missouri
defeated the Cyclones, 87-85 last Saturday and upended
Oklahoma, 77-66, Wednesday.
Missouri returns one starter from last season's team which lost
to Nebraska twice. He is guard Steve Dangos, who averaged 14.3
points last year and 14.6 this season. Dangos however, failed to
score against the Sooners.
Guard Willie Smith, a transfer from Seminole - (Oklahoma)
Junior College, is averaging over 20 points a game to pace Missouri.
Smith had a high point game of 37 against Oklahoma in the Big 8
Forward Jim Kennedy and center Bill Flamank each score about
14 points a game for Missouri while forward Kim Anderson is the
team's leading rebounder with a 8.6 average.
Nebraska has a chance for a national ranking Saturday, while
Missouri, with a win, can move into contention in the Big 8 race.
Entries are due today from
anyone interested in the UNL
men's intramural swimming
and diving tournament,
Contact the Intramurals and
Recreation Office 1740 Vine
A woman's intramural
round robin basketball
tournament is scheduled for
Monday, Feb. 17. Entries are
due Feb. 12 at the Intramurals
and Recreation Office.
Play also begins Wednesday
in the Co-Rec Volleyball
tournament. Schedules and
times are available at the
Intramurals and Recreation
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Tonight the UNL women's basketball team will meet Creighton University at 7 p m in
the Women's Physical Education Bldg. The women's record is 5-6 after beating Kearney
NFL drafts 1 2 Huskers
When the National Football League draft
ended Wednesday, 12 UNL football players had
Going in the later rounds Wednesday were
wingback Ritch Bahe in the fourteenth round to
the St. Louis Cardinals and offensive guards
Dennis Pavelka and Stan Hegner to Washington
and Pittsburg, respectively.
Hegner was the last player to go in the draft.
He said he and his wife laughed when they first
heard about it, but he was glad to be selected.
Other Husker players chosen were
quarterback David Humrn, wingback Don
Wcstbrook, guards Mark Doak and Tom Alward,
tackle Marvin Crenshaw, defensive back Ardell
Johnson and linebackers Tom Ruud, Bob Nelson
and John Starkebaum.
The only Husker starting seniors not chosen in
the draft were defensive back George Kyros and
defensive end Tom Pate.
friday, january 31, 1975
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