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monday, October 29, 1979
possible recreation facility
Dy Bob Lannin
Recreation department officials are
investigating the possibility of constructing
an indoor recreational , facility at UNL.
Recreation director, Dan Steller, said
the facility would provide "an
all-encompassing situation, providing the
most things we can to the students.'
Steller said the facility would provide
racquetball courts, a sauna and steam
room, a combative arts area, an indoor
track, multi-purpose courts for basketball,
badminton and volleyball, gymnastics
equipment and a weight room all within
Lockerroom facilities and recreation
department offices also would be included
in the building, Steller said.
Students in a 4004evel architectural
design class will be designing possible
models for the facility later this semester,
These designs will be displayed Dec. 14
in the Nebraska Union. Steller said these
models will help students understand the
kind of building that could possibly be
Having students design models would '
provide student input into the possible
facility, Steller said, and would not cost
any money for a preliminary design.
Steller said the recreation department
was planning to issue a University -wide
referendum next spring to get student
reaction to the facility.
Students would be questioned whether
they wanted a recreation facility, Steller
said, and how the building should be
Funding would most likely have to
come from student fees, Steller said. Steller
said the recreation department would also
try to get private foundations or grants for
..There is no. possibility of state money
funding the facility, Steller said, since the
Legislature will not appropriate money for
IF STUDENT REACTION is favorable
and funds are found, Steller said the
department would present its plan to the
NU Board of Regents.
If the" Regents approve the idea,
rofessional architects and engineers would
e brought in to complete the building.
Steller said it would probably take
about three years to complete the building
if the regents approve its construction. He
estimated the total cost of construction at
$6 million to $9 million.
Steller said one reason the facility is
needed is because of the inaccessibility of
the existing recreational facilities.
'There is no place on this campus where
a student can go and participate in some
recreational activity," Steller said.
Steller added that the Men's P.E.
building doesn't open until 3:30 p. m. and
the other recreational buildings on campus
open at 6 p.m.
Steller said if one all-encompassing
building is constructed, it would be open
from 7 a jn. until midnight.
Steller said that there is no place a
student can go and participate in recreation
indoors because the different recreational
activities are spread over campus.
THE FACILITY WOULD provide
students with a "centralized type of
program, with all events in one spot,"
Steller said the UNL ranks seventh in
the Big Eight as far as recreational facilities
are concerned, and that soon UNL will be
last because the University of Oklahoma is
constructing anew recreational facility.
Steller said participation in recreational
programs at UNL is strong but that
facilities are lacking. For example, UNL's
outdoor program including football,
Softball and soccer, is third in the Big
Eight, Steller said, but the outdoor
facilities rank seventh.
The indoor recreational facility at the
University of Colorado is used by
6,000-8,000 students a day, Steller said,
almost 40 percent of the student body.
The Colorado facility, which is open
from 7 am. until midnieht cost $6.8
million to build in 1973. Steller said.
Students paid a $15 fee for use of the
facility per semester when it opened,
- Steller said, and now they pay $23 per
Bowling Green University, Georgia
Tech, Texas Tech, and Illinois University
have recently constructed indoor
recreational facilities, Steller said,
indicating he felt the constructions were a
nation-wide trend. v
The two most likely sites for
construction, Steller said, were the field
south of the , Harper-Schramm-Smith
residence halls, or in the field east of the
In a poll conducted with the ASUN
elections last March, J2. percent of the
students polled approved additional
recreational facilities at UNL, Steller said.
However, 57 percent of the students polled
did not want additional student fees to pay
for the facility.
CU captures title
Colorado placed four runners in the top
five to easily capture the Big Eight men's
cross country championships Saturday at
Brian Dunnigan placed 12th for
Nebraska with a time of 31:40.7, but the
Huskers finished last in the team totals,
CU's Mark Anderson won the individual
title with a time of 30:20.1 .
Following Colorado's 22 points were
Kansas 65, Oklahoma 80, Kansas State
119, Oklahoma State 139, Iowa State 142,
Missouri 157, Nebraska 169.
Also scoring for Nebraska were Dan
Chirchir (21st) 32:04,4;Phil Shirley (40th)
33:24.6; Tom Bowmaster (43rd) 33:55.8
and Todd Hornung (53rd) 37:05.5. Other
Nebraska finishers were Paul Downes
54th) 37:44.6 and Doug Kubr (55th)
RUNNING CENTER FOR MEN Er WOMEN
o Shoes Up to 40 off
o Running Shorts & Tops
20 to 40 off
o Hooded Sweatshirts
nikm . N Balanea Adidas Sarcony Dolfin
Sub 4-Frank Shortar-Bitl Rogart-Movlng Comfort
just a ikywalk away
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Photo by Jerry McBrida
Nebraska soccer player Tim Fields (No.
5) appears to be playing "crab-ball" in
stead i soccer in a match Saturday
against Colorado." The Buffs, who are
defending Big Eight champs, won 1-0.
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A popular method is to bet a specific
college game on Saturday, then bet double-or-nothing
on a Sunday NFL game to re
coup losses. If a bettor loses both Saturday
and Sunday, he may bet double-or-nothing
again on Monday Night Football.
"There's a lot of sweat rolling down
foreheads , on Monday night games," one
fraternity president said.
One student's $200 bet on a Saturday
blossomed into an $800 double-or-nothing
wager on Monday night, he said. If the stu
dent had lost, he would have had to sell his
car and phone his family for financial re
inforcement, the president said.
A former bet runner said a smart way to
bet is to wager on a Friday night college
game and bet half the winnings on a Satur
day morning game. Half the winnings from
that game are bet on a Saturday afternoon
game, and so on until the bettor loses.
However, one fraternity official had a
much less scientific method.
"My successful method is to find out
what the house does and bet the opposite,"
Most betting methods result in marginal
winnings or losses, sources said. Everyone
knows when someone wins big, they said,
but bettors tend to be quiet, when they
In the long run, more people must be
losing than winning, one student said.
How else could the local bookie afford a
Cadillac Eldorado, he asked.
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