The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 15, 1975, Page page 11, Image 11

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    daily nebraskan
page 11
Gymnast team tumbles
with nicknamed players
er defense praised
for shattering wishbone
By Susie Reitz
"One of the best defensive games in a
long time" was how Nebraska head coach
Tom Osborne described Saturday's l&O
win over the Kansas University Jayhawks.
"It's hard to single out one or two in
dividuals, but I have to credit the defensive
coaches with what I think is the best
scheme we've ever had for the wishbone,"
Osborne told the Extra Point Clug Mon
day. 'The players played aggressively and
had fewer mistakes than in past weeks."
Nebraska held the Kansas wishbone
offense to 121 yards rushing and 56 yards
"One thing well have to work on is
punt returns," Osborne said. "Our punt
return average is going down and we're
going to have to start getting returns to win
the Big 8."
Doable chances
Osborne said statistics indicate that
chances for scoring, are nearly doubled
when a drive starts on the 50 yard line,
rather than the 30.
'Those 20 yards might not seem like
much, but it makes a tremendous differ
ence in your point situation to get those
20-, 30-, and 40- yard returns," Osborne
Osborne complimented Husker punter
Randy Lessman for "hanging the ball up in
the air," giving the Nebraska line time to
cover punts.
On offense, Osborne said Nebraska
showed signs of improvement, especially in
the running game.
"Of course I was disappointed in the
scoring," he said, "but I think we stopped
ourselves much q( the time,"
Nebraska failed to score on three drives
and settled for field goals. The only Nebr
aska touchdown came in the fourth quarter
on a 26-yard pass from Terry Luck to tight
end Brad Jenkins.
"Kansas had a good defense, but they
gambled a lot," Osborne said. '.'It was the
sound thing to do in their situation, but we
some opportunities for the big
X)n those Kansas gambles, a more
experienced quarterback like Dave Humm,
would have come out throwing," Osborne
said. "But I think our quarterbacks learned
"I don't want to take anything away
from Vince (Ferragamo) or Terry (Luck),"
Osborne said. 'They were in and out of
some tough situations and they're getting
more sure in their performances."
Osborne said the Huskers will face a
tough offense against Oklahoma State Uni
versity Saturday, even though OSU's two
top quarterbacks are injured.
"Their third quarterback started some
at the end of last year, and played as well
as (Charlie) Weatherbie (OSU's No. 1
quarterback)," he said.
'They also have a big defense and this
game will be a head knocker," Osborne
By Scott Jones
Fans of UNL's gymnastics team will
have at least one new face and two new
nicknames to remember this season.
The new face belongs to freshman Terry
Neustrom, a walk-on from Salina, Kan.
who is the first non-Nebraskan on the team
in the seven years Francis Allen has been
head coach.
The two new nicknames were given to
freshmen Ric "Heckle" Heineman and Kirk
"Jeckle" Fridrich. They don't qualify as
entirely new faces because of their per
formances at Millard High School and
Lincoln Southeast, respectively.
Fridrich was state champion all-around .
performer last year and Heineman was
second. They worked out togetherXsix
times weekly this summer, usually fronrti
to 9:30 pjri. so they were characterized
jointly by Allen, Fridrich said.
Everybody named
"We didnt get that name until about
the first day of practice this fall,"
Heineman said. "He finds a name for
everybody," he said, but "don't ask me,"
where he gets them.
"They just remind me of Heckle and
Jeckle," Allen said, adding that all three
freshmen are good prospects.
"They've been doing really well but
they've got a -long way to go," he said.
Stanford men visit UNL to recruit
athletes for Big Brother program
A Big Brother program pioneered by the
Stanford University Athletic Dept. giving
athletes the chance to counsel junior high
age boys will be introduced this week at
UNL by two former student directors from
Chris Avery and Duf Sundheim will
hold a short introductory meeting Thurs
day at 7 pjn. in the Nebraska Union for
interested Husker athletes.
According to school officials, the pro
gram is aimed at junior high youths who
have problems at home and school. The
athletes are intended to provide a positive
male model for the youths, help improve
the child's self-esteem and make the youth
feel he is part of the real world.
Joe Ruetz, Stanford athletic director,
said the program benefits the student-
athlete by broadening and enriching his life
and lets a school's athletic program demon
strate its interest and involvement in the
community. N '
According to Avery, the program
showed good results at Stanford, so 12 uni
versities, including UNL, are being visited.
So far, Avery and Sundheim have visited
the University of Southern California,
Washington University and Colorado Uni
versity, where they said the program was
well received.
Sundheim said costs are minimal and
could be kept below $500.
Avery and Sundheim have been contact
ing UNL athletes at practice and home, but
they said they hope athletes that haven't
been contacted will also attend Thursday's
"We've been trying to groom Heineman to
take Mackie's (senior Gene) place but
itH take a heap of grooming," although
he's an excellent gymnast, Allen said.
Allen said each gymnast has one or two
favorites among the six events all-arounders
perform, but he is not allowing specializa
.' tion.
"I'm going to work all three of them in
the all-around until they drop," he said.
They probably can compete in one event
in UNL's first meet at Iowa State Oct. 24
by focusing on it, he said.
"But I want them to become good all
arounders so I'm working them in all
Neustrom has had less experience as al
aQ-arounder than has Fridrich or
Heineman. He was twice a Kansas state
champion in the floor exercise and once in
vaulting at Salina South High School, but
has only worked on the all-around for
one year.
Neustrom turned down a "three
quarters ride," from Kansas University.
Although he said he is not wealthy, he
said his parents offered to send him to any
school in the nation. He chose Nebraska.
Worked up
"I could tell from the coaching and
hard work how they'd worked their way
up," he said.
Enrolling at Nebraska was a homecom
ing of sorts for Neustrom, who is the only
team member not from Lincoln or Omaha.
He was born in Kearney and lived for
awhile in Central City.
'Things worked out really well in
coming here," he said. "There's probably
the greatest coaching in the United States
Water safety instructors must complete
retraining by December 1976 to maintain
certification. Retraining sessions will be
Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 in the Women's
Physical Education Bldg.
Mandatory pre-registration can be made
by calling 472-3926 or 472-3837.
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