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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
TUESDAY, JULY 22, 1975
By Lynn Roberts
Winning Cornhusker football teams have created a demand for
football tickets, thus sparking a recent controversy over
distribution of complimentary tickets, said Bob Devaney, UN-L
athletic director. . - -
A resolution introduced by state Sen. Jerome Warner of Waverly
prompted a July 14 legislative hearing' to examine methods of free
football ticket distribution.
"When the athletic department asked for additional funds this
year, I proposed the resolution to look into the possibility of
charging for some of the free tickets," Warner said.
"I think it's appropriate to reserve seats, but I think a charge
could be made," he said, adding that h? has always accepted free
tickets given to him as a state senator.
As a result of Warner's resolution, a committee headed by Sen.
John Cavanaugh of Omaha was established to review the Board of
Regents policy on ticket distribution.
Cavanaugh said a report of findings gathered at the hearing will
be given to the Legislature, snd no further hearings have been
Tin not saying they shouldn't give any tickets away, but I
would recemmend that they adopt some sort of policy,"
Cavanaugh said. ,
"As it stands now, nothing is written down and I think there is a
need for a written policy " he added.
v ... . . f to written guUd-aea ;
Regent Ed Schwartzkopf said that, although there are no
written guidelines, there are policies which have "evolved through
the years" that are followed.
He added that distribution of free tickets is not just at the
discretion of the athletic department, but involves decisions made
through the public relations department and the chancellors office.
A report is being compiled on the subject by a committee of
Regents, although Schwartzkopf said the legislative hearing is not
what prompted it. .
"It is something that hasn't been looked at for a long time and
we decided it was time to take a look to see if things are being
dene right," Schwartzkopf said.
"I think there probably should be some written guidelines,
although I think there needs to be flexibility," he said. "I can't see
having guidelines which can't be changed if circumstances dictate
Devaney said 204 tickets are given to members of the
nonworking press, 98 to legislators and about 2,000 more to
$1,000 donors and others to whom the, university wants to say
It is difficult for someone to obtain a'season ticket, Devaney
said. Contributors are allowed first choice if tickets become
available, and he said there is a waiting list of people wanting to
Although tickets are hard to obtain, Devaney maintains that
some free ones are necessary.
This includes many that go to high school coaches who pay $1
for their tickets he said.
"These are people who keep our program going and they're
jvorth more to the program than $7.25 (the cost for a general
admission ticket)," Devaney said.
He added that the price of the ticket is split with the Big 8 and
that not much money would be gained by charging for the tickets.
"We don't expect special favors from the press or Legislature
because we give them tickets," Devaney said. "We are just doing it
the way it has always been done. t
"Some people think that every time someone goes to the
bathroom at the university they need to go to the Regents for
approval," Devaney said.
"It isn't necessary to check with the Regents for everything," he
said. "Authority has been delegated to us by the Regents and we ,',
feel we are responsible enough to carry things out"
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Daily Nebraska n. ,
Workshop y presents law
for earlier school study
By Vlnce Boucher
Dusty old books and crusty
old college professors are often
thought of when the study of
law is mentioned.
How often is law considered
to be a subject for study by
high school students?
Wht , about, elementary
Teaching law in the schools
is a growing national
movement according to Alan
H. Frank, NU professar of law.
See related story
on pg. 5.
Frank, along wiih Hugh
Troshynski . is teaching a
two-week summer workshop
"Teaching Law in Elementary
and Secondary Schools" at
UN-L. Troshynski is a teacher
at Lincoln East high school,
Who has taught law-related
First at UN-L
The workshop, which will
end Friday, is the first of its
kind at UN-L It grew out of a
one-week' criminal justice
institute started three years ago
by the Lincoln Public Schools.
Frank said the institute was
started with help from the
Police Officer Resource
program, where officers were
given funds and- assigned to
Ihe university ' workshop
has added more instruction in
curriculum and teaching
methods for law along with
activities to show working of
the legal system, Frank said.
The criminal justice system
is being used as an example of
law in practice but i can be
applied ."across the board " he
Step by step
"What we're trying to do is
to take everyone step by step
through the criminal justice
system, showing the functions
of the police, the courts and
corrections," he said.
Class activities include a
panel of defense and
discussing their work, a panel
of police officers talking about
their work in the schools, a day
of watching trials in
courtrooms of the County-City
building followed by a panel of
judges answering questions of
the class, a tour of the state
penitentiary and a panel on
legal rights in the schools.
Simulations also are a part
of the workshop activities. One
game, invented by Frank,
involves students in
plea-bargaining (bargaining for
lesser charges in exchange for a
guiity plea to avoid a trial).
Students play the roles of the
accused, their attorneys and of
Better thaa courts
"We have the system rigged
so that if they work out a deal
they will come out better than
through the courts, which is a
realistic attitude right now"
.Franksaid. '; ' .
Another game called Police
Control illustrates the variety
of police work and the
necessity for polioo to react
without always knowing all the
facts as students play that role
in hypothetical situations.
Students will also complete
a mock trial and moot court
(arguing an appelate court
decision) in the workshop as
' (Continued on pg. 2)
Regente to close doors
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents
has notified the public that a portion of its next
meeting will be closed.
This announcement followed criticism of the
board for an unannounced closed meeting with
Athletic Director Bob Devaney before the formal
session last month.
In a notice prepared by William F. Swanson,
board secretary, the closed meeting was set for 7
a jn. July 26 at Regents Hall in Lincoln. v
"It is anticipated that the first order of
business will be to hold ft closed session for the
purpose stated in Section 31 of the Legislative
bill 325," the notice said.
The reference is to the open meetings law
enacted this year, which allows closed meetings
of public bodies "if is clearly, necessary for the
protection of the public interest or for the
prevention of needless injury to the reputation of
Dr. Robert Prokop of Wilbur, vice-chairman
of the board, said he expects personnel items to
be discussed along with several easements on
university peoperty at the closed session.
The law permits closed strategy sessions on
real estate matters. Regents maintain that
"sensitive" personnel items are also exempt from
Regents will resume their public session at 9
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