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UNI faces fro
of Cager games
By Susie Reitz
"It's going to be the most competitive game of the
season," UNL women's basketball coach George
Nicodemus said about the UNL-Midland College game
Friday. UNL hosts Midland, which defeated UNL 56-54
in December after the Huskers led by three points late in
the second half.
Friday's game will start at 7:30 pjn. in Women's
Physical Education Bidg. 313.
The Midland game is the second in a trio of games for
UNL this week. The first is tonight against UNO in
Omaha. Two weeks ago, UNL beat UNO 52-46 in a home
The third game will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday. against the
University of Colorado (CU) at Cozad High School, a
site located between the two schools eliminating an over
night trip for either team, Nicodemus said.
To prepare for UNO and Midland, Nicodemus said
the Huskers have been working against a zone defense and
developing new zone offenses.
"1 know Midland will play zone and UNO used it some
on us too," he said.
In a game la t Friday against Wayne State College,
the UNL varsity lost, 68-53. The Huskers now are 8-5.
"Everyone phyed equally as bad," Nicodemus said.
"The whole game was rough and I'm not just saying that
because we lost. Tne Wayne State coach thought so, too."
UNL had problems on defense, Nicodemus said,
because Wayne State had' two girls who are more than
6 ft. tall. After UNL's tallest starter Jan Crouch, at 5 ft.
U in., got into foul trouble, there was no one to rebound
Shot 29 per cent
UNL shot 29 per cent from the field while Wayne
State hit 42 per cent. The Huskers had 22 fouls, compared
to 12 for Wayne State. Crouch picked up three fouls in
the first five minutes and sat out the rest of the first
half, Nicodemus said.
At one point in the first half, Nicodemus said, no
UNL starters were playing because "they weren't hitting
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Photo by Sttra Bovnsr
Sophomore Dean Herzog displays the form that enabled him to set the Husker indoor record of 6 ft. 11 in. in
the high jump Saturday against Iowa State University. Herzog holds the national high school record of 7 ft.
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Oil II I
'Fosbury flopper' Herzog
clearing adjustment hurdles
By Pete Wegman
UNL sophomore Dean Herzog is a master at converting
maximum controllable horizontal speed into vertical
Herzog isn't a physics whiz; he's one of the best high
jumpers ever on UNL's track team.
Herzog's 6 ft. 11 in. jump against Iowa State Univer
sity (ISU) last Saturday (which set a Husker indoor and
Memorial Stadium track record) earned him the honor of
Husker athlete of the week.
Herzog, a business major from Lansing, Kan., holds
the national high school record with a 7 . ft. 1 34 in.
University of Kansas, Kansas State University and UNL
expressed interest in recruiting him, Herzog said. But
.after a 6 ft. 9 in. jump in the Kansas Relays during his
senior year, Herzog signed with UNL.
A month later at the Kansas high school champion
ships he set his national record.
"I'm glad I came up here," Herzog said. "Kansas and
Kansas State both had good high jumpers and couldn't
offer me what Nebraska could."
Herzog jumps using the Fosbury flop, which differs
from traditional style because the jumper's back is to the
bar during the jump.
"I started jumping in seventh grade during lunch just
messing around, Herzog said. "I scissored (another
jumping style) in the 8th grade and then made up my own
style. A lot of it just comes naturally."
Last year Herzog cleared 6 ft. 8 in. consistently, but
his highest jump of the season was 6 ft. 9 in., outdoors.
Women's athletics capture
another doubter's support
By Jim Zalewski
s The past weekend's marathon run by the "Forgotten
Few," an effort to raise money for the financially dis
tressed Women's Athletic Dept., only partially illustrates
the plight facing UNL female athletes. Many of the near-,
fanatical Big Red boosters would be shocked if their
gridiron gladiators participated under such adverse
Don't get me wrong. The football program here, built
on hard work and sound organization, deserves everything
it has. But it is the time, as women's sports information
director Jay Davis puts it, "for somebody to pick up the
ball and run with it for us."
' The marathon run was part of an effort to raise
$50,000 for the Women's Athletic Dept. The current
SI 32,000 budget comes from three sources: Athletic
Dept. ($80,000), Chancellor's Office ($35,000) and the
71 1 line within the university budget ($17,000).
The $132,000 is hard!y a plethora of wealth when one
considers this covers the operating costs, equipment
and supplies for nine sports and the salaries for 10
'The lack of funds has created some adverse
conditions," Davis said. 'The basketball team is using old
John F. Kennedy College uniforms. The gymnastics,
track, tennis and golf teams have no uniforms.
"Each team gets $1,500 for its year's traveling
expenses. As you can see, we're not staying at any
Gloria Sleinem plot
Admittedly I was not a staunch believer In college
women's athletics. An obvious plot by Gloria Steinem. A
pmsutg erase, I thought. Edsels would have been a better
The seemingly overnight progress achieved by Athletic
Director Aleen Swofford and Davis has ch snood my
thinking. UNL already has sent two teams to national
competition and efforts are being made to secure the most
competitive team schedules possible. In fact, their organ
ization and drive reminds one of that Irish gentleman who
came here from Wyoming and did wonders with a flound
ering football program. .
Citizens recently raised more than $50,000 to send
the band to Arizona. While I know Jack Snider knows
more field maneuvers than Erwin Rommel and the band
was tortured in that warm sun (heaven forbid), it still was
a nice vacation for band members. It would be great to
see the Omaha World-Herald or some other newspaper
initiate such a fund to help women's athletics.
liberation question immaterial
The question of sport shaping or reflecting the current
women's liberation movement is immaterial for the
moment. The fact remains that many women competing
in the name of this university are doing so under some
pretty poor conditions. "
Or don't they count? They're not really university
teams, are they? Try telling that to a woman who
practices two to three hours a day, six days a week, and
often uses her own money to help meet traveling
Though the marathon is over, contributions still would
be welcome. Students can participate in or attend the
"Winter Olympics" at Uncle Sam's. Money is tight every
where, but Nchraskans have had a tradition of lending a
helping hand when times were bad. I hope that tradition
Herzog cited his weight as contributing to his success
this year. In high school, Herzog's jumping weight was
140 lbs. Last year he jumped at 150 lbs., but has dieted
since and now weighs 144 lbs.
John Korky,- assistant UNL track coach who works
with Herzog, said weight makes a difference in high jump
"It used to high jumpers were big guys, like basket
ball players," Korky said. "Since the flop was introduced,
the smaller athlete has done better. The competition in
high jumping has skyrocketed," Herzog is only 5 ft.
11 in. tall.
Herzog said the adjustment from high school to college
high jumping also affected him last season.
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"In high school we used to start jumping in meets at
6 ft. Here in college it's about 6 ft. 8 in. ," he said, "but
I think I've adjusted now, and it should be a good year."
Freshman Doug Phelps, who jumped 7 ft. as a Hastings
High School senior, has battled Herzog all season. In
Saturday's dual, Phelps jumped 6 ft. 10 in. for second
""All through high school I was the only one jumping.
Having someone to jump with has helped both of us,
Herzog, though concentrating now on UNL's indoor
season, said his one long-range goal is to qualify for the
Olympics. Herzog must jump 7 ft. 2 in. to qualify for this
summer's Olympic Trials.
- "I know. I'll go over 6 ft. 11 in. again. I'm feeling
good," he said. "Seven ft. 2 in. is not really out of the
question. I'm looking forward to a real good season."
' Other athleteof-the-week nominees were basketball
player Liz Lee, sophomore from Lincoln; gymnast Karla
Gerbig, junior from Lincoln; freshman trackster Peggy
Liddick of Lincoln; swimmer Ruth Spencer, senior from
Omaha; gymnast Duane West, junior from Lincoln;
swimmer Paul Duxbury, junior from Minneapolis; basket
ball player Steve Willis, senior from Indianapolis, and
wrestler JTony Jennings, senior from Corning, Iowa.
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The first stage of discotheque Uncle Sam's "Forgotten
few rufid-raising drive, for women's athletics was com
pleted Monday with the end of the marathon run from
Unoohi through Grand Island, Columbus, Fremont,
Omaha and back to Lincoln; .
,m9 ptodgea in the 350mile marathon still are being
xtfnV? h? Montgemery, drive chairman
More than 51, 0CU has been donated toward the $50,000
, goal.-fcs said.
;A t'ch lighting ceremony Monday afternoon marked
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