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Soccer Club to play UNO
Sunday afternoon two teams of 11 players
will meet on the artificial turf at Memorial
Stadium. Each team will have halfbacks and
fullbacks and the game will be played in two
halves. But they won't be playing football;
they'll be playing soccer.
The UNL Soccer Club will host UNO at 2:30
Sunday, weather permitting, according to
Nebraska coach Franz Blaha.
"We can play on the snow, but if we get any
more before Sunday, we may have to postpone
the match," Blaha said.
The game will consist of two 45 minute
halves. Each team has four fullbacks, two
halfbacks, four forwards and one goalie.
Indoor soccer in Austria
Blaha, an associate professor of English, has
been the club's coach since 1969. He previously
coached a team which played indoor soccer in
Blaha said the soccer club existed before he
came to UNL, but organized practices and
schedules didn't begin until 1969.
The club, which receives no funding from the
athletic department, does get some financial
support from student fees.
It is open to any member of the university
community, including administrators, teachers,
students and custodians, according to Blaha.
The soccer schedule is different fiom most
sports because it is divided into fall and spring
sessions. In the fall, the competition is mainly
with local colleges, but in the spring, the club is
involved in Big 8 play.
Every Big 8 school now has a team, according
to Blaha. The Nebraska club will play five Big 8
schools this spring before the Big 8 tournament
April 19-20 at Iowa State.
Blaha said Missouri and Kansas State are the
Big 8 favorites. "Missouri has a definite
advantage because soccer is an organized sport on
the high school level there," he said.
Nebraska's club had a 7-2-1 record last fall
and should be improved this fall, according to
Blaha. He said the team will benefit from the
return of two or three players who missed the
fall portion of the schedule due to injuries.
Anyone can play
"Anyone can play soccer. You don't need any
physical attributes to play," Blaha said. "People
can be tall or short, light or heavy and play
soccer." He added that mobility and endurance
are helpful, however.
Soccer is becoming more an American sport at
UNL than ever before, according to Blaha. He
said foreign students composed 90 per cent of
the team five years ago. Now just two foreign
students belong to the club.
Blaha said the future of soccer in America is
linked with economics, but he said he hopes its
popularity will continue to increase at UNL.
Blaha is enthusiastic about a plan he has for
the club to play a match before a home football
game next fall, much like the preliminary
basketball contests, but in talks with athletic
department officials thus far, he said he has "run
into a stone wall."
1641 wins indoor track title
Dennis Katzer of Cather 12 won three events
in the intramural indoor track meet Tuesday. His
performance, however, wasn't enough to prevent
1641 from winning their fourth intramural title
Katzer, a senior zoology major from Naper,
won the mile in 4:41.5, then won the 880 in
2:06 and the two mile in 10:23.2 back-to-back.
"The hardest one was the 880," Katzer said.
"I'm not much of a sprinter. The other two
weren't quite so hard."
Katzer said he was a two-miler in high school
with a bct of about 10:10. He is trying to get
into medical school and said he still runs about
eight to 10 miles each day.
Bob Matthews led 1641 to its fourth
intramural team title by -winning the 60-yard
dash and the 440. His 60 time was 6.5 and he ran
the 440 in 53.9.
1641 won the flag football title and both the
Co-Rec and all-university basketball titles.
Seventeen teams and 185 performers entered
the meet, held on UNL's indoor track.
2. N.U. Crew
3. Schramm 8
4. Abet It
5. Cather 12
high jump-Kelly Hornbacker, Schramm 6, 6'5"
Long jump-Jim Siemen, Tau Kappa Epsilon,
60-yard dash-Bob Matthews, 1641, 6.5
mile Dennis Katzer, Cather 12, 4:41.5
60-yard high hurdles John Connor, Phi Gamma
440-Bob Matthews, 1641, 53.9
600 -Pat Hossle, Cather 10, 1:20.7
60-yard low hurdles-Mike Chess, Able 1 1, 7.8
880-Dennis Katzer, 2:06
2-mile-Dennis Katzer, 10:23.2
Aerobics 'to help
people live longer'
The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is
offerin? a class this semester to help people live longer and feel
Two sections of PE 1 14, Aerobic Exercise, are being taught for
the first time this semester. James Crabbe, who teaches one of the
sections, said the 32 women and 12 men in his section are finding
that exercise isn't always unpleasant.
"To many this is the first pleasant experience they've had with
physical exercise," he said.
The class meets three times a week and most of the student's
time is spent on aerobic exercise and running.
Aerobic exercise, Crabbe said, is endurance exercise, which
differs from all-out exercise, such as sprints, that can't be
continued over a long period of time.
Jogging, distance swimming, cycling and continued dancing are
examples of aerobic exercises. Because some students can't swim
and bicycles are scarce, each student runs for his aerobic exercise
program in PE 1 14, Crabbe said.
Low key start
"What we want people to do is exercise three times a week for
an entire semester in what is called an aerobic exercise," Crabbe-
said. "We want people to get involved in this and just experience it
and hopefully, by starting at a low key, keep with it for the rest of
Crabbe said some of his students couldn't run a quarter mi'e
when the class started, but he expects everyone will be able to run
at least two miles by the end of the semester.
The final grade is determined by the student's improvement and
attendance, which Crabbe said is essential.
"The secret to an aerobic program is continued exercise. You
don't lay off three weeks and then run like hell for a week."
The purpose of the class is to improve efficiency of students'
hearts, arteries and lungs in transporting and using oxygen, Crabbe
He said each student's resting heart rate or pulse rate, which
averages 70 for men and 80 for women, should fall 15 beats by the
end of the semester.
Reduce heart disease
"We'd like to teach people how to reduce the possibility for the
onset of heart disease," Crabbe said.
Heart disease can result from many causes, Crabbe said,
including hypertension, smoking, lack of exercise, age, heredity or
Exercise can overcome dietary deficiencies, reduce the amount
of fat carried in the blood, increase the efficiency of the heart and,
Crabbe said, generally reduce the effect of the above causes.
He said too much fat in the blood, such as serum cholesterol,
builts up in arteries like "crud in a rusty water pipe," causing high
blood pressure and excess heart strain.
In addition to Crabbe's 44 students, there are 20 students in the
other section taught by graduate assistant Mike Janesch.
Although Crabbe said aerobic exercise programs in the Midwest
are behind those in some parts of the country, he said, "many,
many students will eventually get involved in aerobic exercises," at
"I'm sure of it, the reason being that students can progress at
their own speed and the students in the class now are very
enthusiastic about it and the word is going to spread."
The intramural weightlifting
meet will be Saturday at 10
a.m. in the north field house.
Weigh-ins will be 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday in the field house.
The intramural wrestling
tournament will be Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
Weigh-ins will be conducted
from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday and
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