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friday, October 17, 1975
Huskers aim for sixth notch at OSU
By Pete Wcgman
When the UNL football Cornhuskers
meet the Oklahoma State (OSU) Cowboys
Saturday, Nebraska will be trying to avoid
what happened the last time they traveled
In 1973, the favored 5-1 Huskers
finished in a 17-17 tie with the 3-2
Cowboys when Husker I-back Tony Davis
was stopped short of the OSU goal line late
in the fourth quarter.
Last season in Lincoln, the situation was
nearly the same, but the roles were revers
ed. The Cowboys, down 7-3, were driving
late in the game until quarterback Charlie
Weatherbie fumbled and Husker Ardell
Johnson recovered on the one-yard line.
This year the fourth-ranked, 5-0
Huskers are eight point favorites over the
4-1 Cowboys. OSU's loss came last week at
the hands of the Missouri Tigers, 41-14.
The Cowboy's head coach is Jim
Stanley, who has a 12-9-2 two year mark.
He led OSU to its first bowl game in 15
years when the Cowboys defeated Brigham
Young, 1 6-6, in last year's Fiesta Bowl.
Injuries a factor
Both teams may be missing key players
for the game, which is expected to be
witnessed by a near capacity crowd of
50,622, according to OSU officials.
The Cowboy offense will be directed by
third-string quarterback Scott Burk. Burk
will be filling in for Charlie Weatherbie,
first-string quarterback, out with a broken
collarbone and second-string signal-caller
Jimmy Derrick, out with a knee injury.
Split end Chuck Malito will not be on
Nebraska's 48-man travel roster because of
a knee strain. Starting defensive end Bob
Martin is listed doubtful with a knee
Burk will direct an offense which is
averaging 285 yards rushing and 145
passing a game. OSU's running attack is
led by halfback Terry Miller (96 yards a
game) and fullback Robert Turner (90
Turner started ahead of George Palmer
(who gained 120 yards in last season's loss
to Nebraska), before being injured and
missing five games. He finished the season
with 322 rushing yards.
Burk, a sophomore, started OSU's last
two games in 1974, a 44-13 loss to
Oklahoma and the Fiesta Bowl win. He
sat out six games during mid-season with a
shoulder separation last year.
"This is my first game against
Nebraska," he said. "No, I'm not awed by
their name, or by any name. If we execute
well and don't turn the ball over, well
make the game very interesting."
OSU's offensive line is anchored by
senior center Gary Chlouber, who has
started 28 games in a row. Chlouber was
moved from offensive guard to center in
The Cowboys, averaging 29 points a
game, will run both a wishbone and a slot -I
offense against the Huskers, the Big 8's
top rushing and pass defense team.
Junior Cliff Parsley, OSU's punter, is
leading the Big 8 with a 44 yard average.
On defense, Oklahoma State has four
returning starters: defensive tackles Phillip
Inmates, all-stars to battle
in Memorial Stadium game
By Larry Stunkel
There's a man in the Nebraska State
Penal Complex whose dream has been to
play football in UNL's Memorial itadium.
Although there won't be 76,000 fans
watching, the man's dream may be fulfilled
Saturday when 12 inmates take on a UNL
intramural flag football all-star team at
According to Gale Wiedow, Howard
Smith of the penal complex approached
him two weeks ago about a game. Since the
Huskers play away this weekend the
stadium was available.
This will be the first time the penal
complex football team has ever played
outside the penitentiary walls of the
Fencers to duel
in Iowa match
A weekend of comaraderie and fencing
is in store for UNL's fencing club, accord
ing to Bob Deschaine, club sponsor, as the
club ventures outside the stat; for the first
Nin cin rnrnhers "travel to Ames,
Iowa today for a meet with Iowa State and
Iowa University. Competition begins at 9
ajn. Saturday and continues all day.
"Individuals have competed outside the
state before," Deschaine said, "but never
the whole club."
According to Dehaine, the meet will
be 'scored electronically. The points, scored
by the number of touches, arc best
measured this way, he added. .
Electronically- senstive vestments worn
in the meet were made by UNL club
"Expenses to meets are paid by club
members," Deschaine said, "and the other
schools are helping us cut expenses by put
ting us up in dorms with sleeping bags."
Club members competing in foil compe
tition include Mike Metzger, Jane McGee,
Terri Watson, Jeff Woolard, Dale Johnson,
Paul Marcussen and Del Huff.
Deschaine will compete in epee, one
touch epee and foil, he said, and profes
sor Richard Bochar will compete in epee
and one-touch epee. Metzger also will
compete in epee.
He said the club plans to invite Kansas
University, South Dakota State and the
two-Iowa clubs to Lincoln for a similar
weekend fencing tournament.' '
"pen", according to Wiedow, and the
inmates had to get a special parole to
"It's a big thing for them," Wiedow
said. "I've heard they've practiced so hard
that two guys are in the hospital and can't
One of the reasons for letting the
inmates out to play on campus was a type
of reward to recognize their efforts to
achieve certain goals, Wiedow added.
The penal complex team is undefeated
(3-0) and unscorcd upon in competition
among outside teams, Wiedow said. 'One
UNL intramural team, Delta Sigma Phi,
was beaten by the inmates 20-0 in a game
earlier this year at the complex.
The UNL all-star team is made up of
players from the top five intramural teams
on campus, which are Ag Men, Beta Theta
Pi, Abel 8, Abel 5 and the Jets. Of those
teams, the Jets and Ag Men will supply
five players each, and Beta Theta Pi, Abel
, 8 and Abel 5 will each supply two players.
Three of five referees will be from campus.
The penal complex team will bring 12
players and two referees, and wilfybe
accompanied by ten "escorts," Wiedow
The two teams will play city recreation
rules, which differ from the rules used for
UNL intramural games by allowing only
one pass per play beyond the line of
The public is invited to attend, as the
Northwest and Northeast gates of the
stadium will be open it 12:30 pjn.
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thote Courtesy VHL
Dokes and James White, linebacker Brent
Robinson and free safety Darnell Meyers.
Dokes, a junior, was All-Big 8 last year
arid was named as the Fiesta Bowl's top
defensive player. Dokes had 122 tackles
beginning the 1975 season.
Limits F ee decision
Osborne was still having problems
determining his traveling team of 48
Martin's injury still leases a question
mark, but Tom Coccia will travel if Martin
is unable to play.
The other choice is between tight end
Ken Spaeth and fullback Dodie Donnell.
"We use two tight ends a lot and if
Mushinskie or Jenkins get injured we're
out of that formation if we don't take
Ken," Osborne said. "But we have some
bumps and bruises in our backfield where
the people are more injury prone so we
may need Donnell."
Osborne said the decision would be
made this morning.
Nebraska travel roster
Offense Larry Mushinkie, Brad Jenkins,
Bob Lingenfslter, Rich Costanzo, Dan Schmidt,
Stan Waldemore, Rik Bonness, Tom Davis, Greg
Jorgensen, Steve Lindquist, Steve Hoins, Bobby
Thomas, Dave Shamblin, Vince Reffagamo, Terry
Luck, Monte Anthony, John O'Leary, Dave
Gillespie, Curtis Craig, Tom Heiser, Tony Davis,
Gary Higgs, Randy Garcia, Dodie Donnell or Ken
Spaeth, Randy Lessman and Mike Coyle.
Defense Ray Phillips, Tony Samuel, Jerry
Wiod, George Mills, John Lee, Jeff Pullen, Mike
Fultz, Dan Brock, Jeff Carpenter, Dave Redding,
Bob Martin or Tom Coccia, Cietus Pillen, Percy
Eichelberger, Jim Wightman, Wonder Mono's,
Kent Smith, Dave Butterfield, Ted Harvey,
Chuck Jones, Jim Burrow and Larry Valasek.
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Photo by Kevin Highly
Terry Luck (11) regains his
starting quarterback status for
Oklahoma State Saturday,
UNL hosts field hockey
By Susie Reitz
Field hockey fans will have a chance
to satisfy their appetites this weekend
when UNL hosts the first Big 8 field
Five teams-Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri,
Oklahoma State and Oklahoma-will par
ticipate in the two-day tournament.
. The opening match is Friday, at ,9:30
a.m. between Nebraska and Kansas, fol
lowed at II ajn. by Missouri and
The round-robin tournament was
planned last year, according to Elizabeth
Petrakis, UNL field hockey coach.
'The Big 8 coaches met and decided
a tournament would be a good idea,"
Petrakis said, "and they planned loca
tions for the next five years starting
Tourney champions will receive a trav
eling trophy and the top two teams will
receive certificates, Petrakis said.
A Big 8 all-star team will be selected
in the tournament based on recommenda
tions by coaches. ',
A two-day tournament pass will cosi
$5. Single day admission is $3 and half-day
Carrying a 4-1 record into the tourna
ment, UNL will be ready to play despite
two injuries, according to Petrakis.
Goalie Betsy Anderson suffered a dis
located shoulder in a gymnastics class and
will be out for the tournament, Petr&kis
said. Halfback Peg Conradt was out far
two practices this week with a bruised
ankle, but should be ready for the tourna
ment, Petrakis said.
Starting line-ups will depend on the
competition and how the players hold up
in the two-game per day schedule, Petrakis
"It's ' hard ' to say, but 'some girls
probably won't be able to play this
weekend," she said. "I'll just have to make
some decisions and hope the girls I start are
up for the game and do the best job."
The no-substitution rule in field hockey
makes it hard for the coaches, Petrakis
said, because if a player does not play well
the coach can't substitute another.
Fan support for field hockey has been
growing at UNL this year, which has
helped the players, Petrakis said.
"We're starting to get more parents and
grandparents at the matches," she said, "as
well as more student spectators."
For home matches and the tournament,
Petrakis prepared a program listing UNL
players and basic field hockey rules.
"Some spectators don't know the
rules," she said, "so we hope the program
can help them understand the game."
Friday-9:30 ajn. UNL vs. Kansas University
(KU); 11 a.m. Missouri University (MU) vs.
Oklahoma State University (OSU); 12:30 p.m.
UNL vs. Oklahoma University (OU); 2 p.m. MU
vs. KU; 3:30 pjm. OU vs. OSU.
Sturday-9:30 uxn. UNL vs. OSU; 11 a.m. KU
vs. OU; 12:30 pjrt. UNL vs. MU; 2 p.m. KU vs.
OSUr 3-30 nrtv Mil wa Oil
College coaching opportunity lures
new basketball assistant to UNL
By Jim Hunt
Because UNL offered a good opportun
ity to get involved in college coaching,
UNL's new basketball graduate assistant
gave up high school coaching.
Jennings Austin enters his first year
coaching at UNL this season after a suc
cessful high school coaching career in
In six yean of high school coaching, the
29-year-oid native of Monroe, N.C., com
piled an 82-16 record. He coached two
years at Wando High School in Mount
Pleasant, S.C. before moving to Bonds
Wilson High in Cahrleston, S.C.
At Bonds-Wilson his team won the 1974
AAA state championship. In 1975, with
only two players returning off the
championship team, he led his team to the
At UNL, Austin's main duties will be.
coaching the junior .varsity basketball
squad and recruiting.
"I would like to bring in four blue chip
pers (top high school prospects) this year,"
Austin said. "1 would like to recruit some
in South Carolina this year, along with
There were no plans to have a junior
varsity team, he said, but because of the
NCAA restrictions, which allow teams to
take 10 players on road games and suit 13
up at home games, it was necessary.
'The junior varsity team will give some
of our players a chance to get some experi
ence," he said. "It also will give some
people who wouldn't have the chance to
play inter-collegiate basketball that
The junior varsity will run the same
style of basketball as the varsity, he said,
and added that he is very optimistic about
the chances for its success.
"Even though I grew up in the Atlantic
Coast Conference 1 have always liked the
Big 8," he said. -
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