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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 22, 1975)
monday, sepiemuer 22, 1975
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NU victory disappoints
six Hoosier hitchhikers
Nebraska's 45-0 victory over Indiana
University (IU) in Saturday's game must
have been disappointing for the IU fans
who traveled 725 miles to support their Big
But for the six IU students who raced
from Bloomington, Ind., to Lincoln by
hitchhiking, it was especially disheartening.-
Excited after defeating Minnesota last
week, some IU students from Read Resi
dential Center decided to make the trek to
Nebraska. Tuesday night they got the idea
and by Thursday, Operation Touchdown
was in full swing.
Nancy Weber, an IU senior, coordinated
the publicity and a pep rally was held to
see the two teams off Thursday at 4:30
The "Hurryin" Hitchers," Ellen Epstein,
19, John Gunn, 23, and Steve Fahnestoek'
23, arrived at the finish line, 25th and O
Streets at 11:20 a.m. Friday. They were
met by Daily Nebraskan staff members and
about 20 NU pep band members playing
the IU fight song. ,
Officer Robert Douty from Campus
Police drove the "Hurryah Hitchers" to the
Nebraska Union, where they were met by
"Go Big Road," the second team.
Meredith Strohm, 23, Bill Shipton, 30,
Roadert" 23' were "Go Big
7e wouldn't, have come if we didn't
think we would win Operation Touch
down, ' Martin said. "We came in second,
the others came in next to last ! "
v',IU is bi8 fa everything but football,"
'The point of the whole thing was o
!f 2nd a favorable reputation for
IU football," Gunn said.. "That's why we
Operation Touchdown also received
support from IU football fans. The IU
Student Foundation donated $150 and
team T-shirts were given by a Bloomington
sporting goods store.
Although the hitchers were exhausted
after their 19-hour trek, they managed to
go to Uncle Sam's Friday night to officially
challenge Nebraska students to beat their
19-hour record next year when the Huskers
travel to Bloomington.
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Photo by Kevin Higtoy
Members of the Hurryin' Hitchers, Winning hitchhiking team from
- Indiana, are from left; John Gunn of South Bend, Ind., Ellen Epstein of
Indianapolis and Steve Fahnistock of Springfield, Ohio. The team made
the journey in 19 hours and challenged UNL students to beat that time
next season. .'-;Jr-
"I thought we'd buy the
mattress and then the
bed frame, heater and
liner would all be op
tional, but everything
goes in one package,
and doesn't cost as
much as a regular box
springs and mattress."
Aril Kelly, Lincoln
Whea yoc'ri tired of tae same old springs.
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