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By Jim Hunt .
Tall is the word used to describe the
University of Washington Huskies who will
invade Lincoln to take on UNL's basket
ball team Saturday night. Tipofff is
scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at the Coliseum.
Leading the Huskies, who were ranked
twentieth in this week's AP poll, are
James Edwards, Kim Stewart and Lars
Edwards, a 6 ft. 11 in. junior center,
averaged 12.3 points a game last season.
Stewart, a 6 ft. 7 12 in. forward, averaged
2.5 points a game last year as a freshman.
Hansen, a 6 ft. 11 in. senior averaged 10.3
points a game last season.
"They are bigger than any team we will
play all year," said assistant basketball
coach Lonnie Porter, who scouted
Washington last weekend. Two other tall
Huskies, who will be sitting on the bench,
are 6 ft. 10 in. Larry Jackson and 6 ft.
9 in. Al Smith.
f Porter said they are similar to last year's
Kansas team "as far as big men are con
cerned." At guard, the Huskies have 6 ft. 4 in.
Clarence Ramsey, who averaged 17.8
points a game last season and Chester
Dorsey, a 6 ft. 1 in. junior who averaged
4.9 points a game last year.
"They have a paid of good guards,"
Porter said. "Dorsey, their point guard,
is their play maker. He plays good defense
and puts everything together for them."
Porter said Washington is the best team
the Huskers will have played so far this
season and will display a pressure defense.
The Huskies, undefeated going into
tonight's game against Wyoming, have
beaten the Australian National Team,
Santa Clare and Seattle.
Last year the Huskies were 16-10 and
6-8 in the Pacific 8 Conference.
UNL is 1-2, with a victory over North
western and losses to Illinois and Iowa, all
Big 10 schools.
The Huskers are led by two-time all-Big
8 guard Jerry Fort and center Larry Cox.
Fort is averaging 20.7 points a game,
Cox is averaging 14.
It will be a reunion of sorts for UNL
head coach Joe Cipriano who was graduat
ed from Washington in 1953.
At Washington, Cipriano was a three
year starter. The Huskies collected a 79
15 record, won the Pacific 8 the three
years he was there and finished third in the
NCAA tournament in 1953.
Cipriano coached the Washington fresh
men team for three years before taking the
head coaching job at Idaho in 1959.
UNL and Washington have met five
times. The Huskies won all five games.
Team 'riddled' with injuries
Ailing wrestlers travel to Iowa State
Husker guard Jerry Fort in
action against Illinois last
The UNL women's basketball team, 1-1,
travels to Creighton University tonight for
a 7:30 game.
The Huskers host Tarkio at 5:45 p.m.
Saturday in the Coliseum.
The UNL women's swimming and diving
team competes in the Big 8 Relays at
Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan., this
weekend. Coach Pat Sullivan said she will
take a 17-member squad.
By Pete Wegman
Nebraska's wrestling team travels to
the Iowa State Invitational this weekend in
what head coach Orval Borgialli calls "rid
Bob Johnson, defending 190-lb. cham
pion in the Ames, la., tournament, will not
attend the meet because of a pulled ham
string. Three-year letterman Tony Jennings, at
142 lbs., is listed as questionable by Bor
gialli. Jennings, who sprained an ankle
earlier in the year, resprained it in practice
Heavyweight Bruce Conger has been
slowed by a sprained ankle, but will attend
the meet. Conger won the invitational's
heavyweight division last year.
The Friday-Saturday tournament will be
attended by seven schools: Colorado,
Drake, Iowa State, Kent State (Ohio), Mis
souri, Nebraska and Winona (Minn.) State.
Borgialli said Iowa State probably will
field the strongest team in the tournament,
although no team standings will be kept.
He said Missouri looked good in last
week's Oklahoma Open and "has really
come on strong."
Colorado, under second-year coach
Mjke Sager, has "cleaned house," according
to Borgialli, and recruited seven high
Nebraska and the other schools, under
new NCAA regulations, may take 12 wrest
lers to compete in the 10 different weight
classes. Last year Huskers took 25 to the
Borgialli said Nebraska will take an
extra man in the 118, 150 and 177-lb.
classes (with Johnson injured, the Huskers
will have no 1904b. entrant).
Nebraska wrestlers not making the trav
eling squad may enter the tournament
themselves and compete unattached, ac
cording to Borgialli.
Four freshmen, Seve Hill and Kent
Lang at 150 lbs., Jim Calvert at 167 lbs.
and Martin McCurdy at 177 lbs., are on Ne
braska's traveling squad.
Hill has been a pleasant surprise for Hus
kers this fall, according to Borgialli.
"He demonstrated a lot of talent in
competition," he said.
"He's one of two or three wrestlers I've
had in my coaching career here who have
had exceptional balance. He's real scrappy."
May be seeded
Borgialli said Conger, Hill, Jennings and
Bill Hoffman, at 177 lbs., have chances at
being seeded in the tournament.
. "Hoffman is emerging as one of our
young leaders," Borgiallia said. "He's well
respected on the team and is probably our
biggest draw as far as spectator appeal be
cause of his aggressive style."
Following the invitational, the team has
duals at Drake on Dec. 12 and at Iowa
State on Dec. 13, closing this semester's
Borgialli said, however, he is attempting
to enter five of Nebraska's top wrestlers in
the Midlands Championship at North
western University in ' Chicago Dec. 26.
"It (the Midlands meet) probably is the
third biggest meet in the country, follow
ing the NCAA finals and the Big 8 meet,"
Borgialli said he had not received word
from meet directors mat the entries have
. 'conveniently unavailable1
By Larry Stunkel
It's too bad the UNL marching band
can't go to the Fiesta Bowl Dec. 26 unless
funds can bt obtained from outside the
It's worse that the announcement Wed
Ttt'izy from UNL scting chsnc?!!or Ad?rn
Breckenridge probably came too late for
bandsmen to generate an adequate fund
drive. (Breckenridge said, although it's
been known that the band couldn't go for
two weeks, "we don't make quick
But what's worse yet is that the Husker
Athletic Dept., which is in the middle of
the controversy, has conveniently made
itself unavailable for comment.
Athletic Director Bob Devaney is out
of town until Monday (He was at the Big
8 meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday
but will be in Hilton Head, S.C., over the
weekend for a golf tournament and nobody
in the Athletic Dept. office has been au
thorized to comment on the subject.
Devaney 'i secretary said all Devaney has
said is that there just isn't any money.
. However, many people have questions
whether that's really true.
Wally Provost, Omaha World-Herald
sports columnist, said in his Wednesday
column: "A study of the 1974 Sugar Bowl
junket expenses by Nebraska suggests that
some prudent economizing might provide
most, if not all, the money required to
have the band on the scene at Tempe.
"Items charged to the 'athletic group'
a year ago include "phone calls" ($295.99),
"staff children" ($8,019), "extra awards"
($12,267.56), unspecified outlays such as
"incidental expenses" ($25,775) and "mis
Some band members have been asking
why the regents and other administrators
(and thfcif fmiVt pet evnensf-nn'tA trn
to bowl games.
One would think (at least I did) that
the Athletic Dept. would want to clear up
whether there really is room to economize
(as Provost suggested), and would want to
explain the unspecified costs in more detail.
So I went into the office of Husker busi
ness manager Bill Fisher with these ques
tions and here is how the conversation
Fisher: "YouH have to talk to Bob De
vaney about that. Those are my instruc
tions." "But why can't you talk to me?"
Fisher: "Look -why should we help you
out when you've been stabbing us in the
back all season with tfut 10 cent program?
(in reference to First Down which I also
"I'm not here for any favors, I just
thought you'd like to tell your side of the
A more suspicious person might wonder
if Fisher has something to hide. That same
suspicious person might wonder why De
vaney picked this weekend. . .but that's
starting to sound like someone who's just
a little frustrated that people don't want to
settle an issue.
The bad guy isn't really the Athletic
Dept., which has had problems of its own
this year with NCAA restrictions, the
added cost of women's athletics (where
commendable efforts have been made to
generate their own funds) and the added
costs of the nrngratri KC ?.'.'?? of th
I'm sure the personnel In Athletic Dept.
are justified in wanting to have their fam
ilies with them during the holiday season,
and that the players deserve some frills.
After all, they arc the ones who got us to
the bowl in the first place and deserve a
reward for a good season.
The Athletic Dept. has had the burden
of supporting the total band budget "for as
long as I can remember," said Miles Tonv
meraasen, vice chancellor of business and
This year, when the band increased its
size without the approval of the Athletic
Dept., athletics absorbed the added cost.
Both band members and Athletic Dept.
officials have expressed a desire to find al
ternative means of supporting the band.
It's just too, bad mat red tape, lack of
communication and who knows what else
have brought us to this situation.
I guess the only thing left to do is urge
students and faculty members to contrib
ute generously to the band fund so band
members can make the trip.
Intrasquad gym meet today
The UNL wdmen's gymnastics team will
have an exhibition intersquad meet today
at 4:15 p.m. in Women's P.E, Bldg. 119.
All-around scholarship gymnasts Peggy
Newport, Kathi Ruddick, Sandy Czeplew
ski and Barb Baker and all-aroundcr Carol
Lundcen will lead the team.
"Last year Kathi and I tied for first in
all-around. She docs best in vault and that's
one of my weaker ones. She's not as strong
in beammy strongest."
Unity is the "neat thir.g about the (gym
nastics) team," Newport said.
"It's not possible to say any one person
is the best gymnast. Everyone works to
gether and has i favorite event they are
"We all work well together but we're
trying to get the freshmen more involved,"
she said. "There's a strangeness when
you re a freshman because you're new on
the team and have a lot to adjust to."
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