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Last Coliseum basketball game ends in defeat
By Pete Wegman
Forty-six years of Cornhusker basketball in the
Coliseum came to an abrupt end Wednesday night
when the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Huskers
79-77 in two overtimes before 8,466 fans.
Ironically, Nebraska head coach Joe Cipriano and
his charges never trailed during regulation play. Jerry
Fort, the Huskers' All-Conference junior guard,
socred the game's first five points before Kansas
managed to score.
With 16 seconds remaining in regulation time, a
basket by Rick Suttie, the Jayhawks' leading scorer
with 29 points, knotted the score at 67-67 and forced
the contest into overtime.
The Jayhawks took their first lead of the evening
when Danny Knight, who scored 13 of Kansas' last
19 points, hit a field goal to give the Kansas a 75-73
If plans go according to schedule, the 1975-76
basketball schedule will be played in the new $13
The Huskers built the early five point lead to a
41-22 advantage with less than four minutes
remaining in the first half.
Wednesday's loss turned the Big Red a little redder
while the Jayhawks came away with at least a share
of the Big 8 title. Missouri defeated Kansas State
(formerly 9-3 in conference play and tied with Kansas
for the lead) 83-75 Wednesday night to give Kansas
sole possession of the lead.
Kansas, however, socred the next eight points to
trail the Huskers by 1 1, 41-30, at the half.
Nebraska, which shot 55 per cent from the field in
the first half, cooled off in the second and the
Jayhawks continued to narrow the Husker lead.
Freshman Eric Coard's jumpshot tied the game at
75-75 fr r the Huskers and sent the game into a
Knight scored all four of Kansas' points in the
second five-minute overtime. His final two points, a
field goal with five seconds remaining, gave the
Jayhawks their tenth conference victory in 13 games.
Nebraska slipped to 7-6 in Big 8 competition. ,
Crew rowing in Abel pool
By Larry Stunkel
Rowing is an outdoor sport,
but with ice still on the lake
the UNL rowing team waits for
warm weather practice by
running, lifting weights and
rowing in Abel pool.
Rowing in Abel pool?
After four weeks work,
members of the Husker crew
have constructed two
simulated shells (which they
call tanks) that each hold four
men and attach to the side of
Tank for technique
Crew coach Ron Rusthoven
said the tank doesn't give the
oarsmen a sense of motion or
balance, but the innovation
helps develop technique and
aids in training new members.
"We're right there so vok
The UNL fencing club will
sponsor a tournament Saturday
in Women's Physical Education
Building 301. Registration
begins at 9 a.m. with
competition starting at 10 a.m.
Final matches will be held at 2
p.m. There will be a $1 entry
fee. For more information call
432-0412 or 475-5829.
Entries are due Friday for
the NBA one-on-one tourney
sponsored by the UNL
recreation department. For
further information call the
recreation office, 1740 Vine
communication is easier,'
Rusthoven said. "When we're
at the lake and somebody
makes a mistake, we either
have to shout across the water,
or wait until they dock the
shell to tell them about it."
The team has worked
around the regular pool
schedule so each of the 72 men
and women crew members gets
at least an hour a week in the
"We get most of our time in
during the weekend,"
Rusthoven said. "But we're
starting some early morning
workouts so team members can
get an additional half-hour of
Oars not full size
Rusthoven said the team
doesn't use full-size oars, nor
does it row at full rate.
"This isn't as hard as a
regular workout," Rusthoven
added, "because we're working
mainly to refine technique."
, The tank is constructed
from four barrels that were cut
in half and joined by a
plywood surface. It has seats,
riggers and oarlocks and is
painted and waterproof. The
posts that attach the tank to
the side of the pool are coated
with rubber so they won't
damage the pool.
"The buoyancy and weight
in the tank balances out so
there is no wear on the tank or
the pool," Rusthoven said.
The team's first meet is
April 5 in San Diego.
Rusthoven said he hopes to be
back on open water by March
14. Meanwhile, in addition to
practice in the tank, the team
has had daily workouts,
alternating between lifting
weights and running.
"Every top crew combines
strength and endurance with
technique," Rusthoven said.
"You need all three. Technique
doesn't do much good if the
oarsmen can't last the entire
Because of the indoor tank,
Rusthoven said the team won't
have trouble getting used to
the shell when it resumes
Rusthoven said he is looking
for someone weighing less than
125 lbs. to try out for the
coxswain position. The
coxswain steers the shell and
directs the crew during the
Fort led Husker scoring with 28 points. Teammate
Bob Siegel, who led the Huskers with 11 rebounds,
The Jayhawks out-rebounded the Huskers 49-34,
as Suttie, Norm Cook and Knight hauled down 16, 12
and 10 rebounds, respectively, for the Kansas team.
sponsors new clubs
By Becky Morgan
Have you ever wanted to try your luck at water skiing, but
didn't have the opportunity or the know-how?
The UNL water ski club, organized through the university
recreation department, is for anyone interested in water skiing as a
competitive sport or hobby.
"We've had about 20 to 25 students show interest," said Kermit
McMurray, recreation coordinator and assistant director of the
UNL Recreation and Intramural Department. "The club is in an
embryonic stage and a lot of its success will depend on student
No sites yet
Robert Mayfield, who will be the
proposed the formation of the club.
Ski sites have not yet been determined, McMurray said. "These
things will just have to be determined and worked out as the club
gets going, he said.
If it is too late in the semester to get the club on it's feet,
McMurray said, plans may be made for skiing during the fall
Another new club forming this spring is the bike club. Students
don't seem to be too interested however, McMurray said.
Boxing club popular
A popular year-old club that has generated considerable interest
is the boxing club. They hold bouts in the basement of Schramm
Hall. Any student interested in participating should contact Mike
Wilson or the University Recreation Department.
Other recreational clubs offered by UNL are soccer, rugby, table
tennis, fencing, judo, karate and weightlifting organizations.
Members of newly-organized clubs ask Fee Allocations Board
for funds for their purpose, said McMurray. They hold fund raising
projects and some pay dues, he adc d.
"I feel UNL has quite a wide range of recreational clubs," he
said. "We don't have the facilities for half of those interested in
starting other clubs. There just isn't enough space."
McMurray said anyone interested in any of UNL's recreational
clubs should contact him at 472-3467.
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Demonstiating tlie rowing team new four man tank in Abel poo! are (from left), senior
Matt Kush, junior Wes Hubka and junios Wes Handley.
thursday, march 6, 1975
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