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UNL's women's soflball team improved their re
cord to 27-11 as they swept a double-header from
the Creighton Bluejays Tuesday, on their home field.
Coach Wayne Daigle said his team played very
well and that the victories over Creighton were very
important to his team.
"We've now beaten Creighton three out of the four
times we have met with them and they're seeded
second in the midwest region for nationals," Daigle
said. "Therefore it was important for us to take these
two games if we are going to get a bid in the national
Nebraska won the first game, 4-0.
The Huskers were led by leftfielder Wendy Turner.
Turner hit a double and a home run and scored two
runs for the winning cause.
The Huskers got on the scoreboard in the bottom
of the first inning when Ann Schroeder scored on a
single by Denice Eckert.
They scored two more in the third when Turner
and Eckert scored runs. Nebraska then went up 4-0
in the sixth on Turner's solo homerun.
Sandy Wolterman picked up the win for the
Huskers, holding Creighton to just two hits.
Nebraska Jook the second game 1-0. The only
scoring of the game came in the bottom of the
second inning, when Eckert, the lead-off batter, hit
one over the centerfield fence. The rest of the game
was a battle of defenses. Junior pitcher Mori Em
mons took the win.
Daigle contribuied the low score of the second
game to an emotional letdown after the first win.
"I think there is always a let down after a team
wins the first game of a double-header," Daigle said.
"We let down at the plate, but some credit has to go
to Creighton's pitcher, Marcia Jacobsen. She's been .
pitching for Creighton four years now, and she's
The Huskers will conclude their regular season
with a road trip to Iowa where they will take on
Grand View College, Simpson College, and Kirkwood
Community College. They will return home April 30
for a round robin tournament with Mount Marty
College of Yankton S.D., and Kearney State. .
May 5 the Huskers will travel to Bartlesville, Okla
homa for the Big Eight Tournament.
"I think we're going to be ready for the tourna
ment. We're playing some good ball now and feel we
will peak at the right time, which of course is tour
nament time," Daigle said.
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By Scctt Ahlstrond
Speed kills, and no one knows that
better than the Red Raiders of North
Nebraska's baseball team racked up
18 steals in an afternoon double-header
against the Red Raiders as they
cruised to a 7-2, 16-0 sweep.
The Huskers increased their season
record to 38-12 and drew praise from
coach John Sanders.
"We need our speed on the base
paths to win games for us," Sanders
said. "We tried to pick up the tempo
today and I think we succeeded."
Third baseman Scott Hooper led the
charge for the Huskers. Hooper record
ed five, thefts in the first game and
came back to nab three in the second.
The eight steals moved Hooper to 46
on the season, tying the Big Eight sea
son mark set last year by Iowa State's
Jim Walewander. v
Sophomore Mark Honner backed
Hooper's base path theaterics with a
complete game pitching performance
in the first game. The lefthander tallied
14 strikeouts, the most by a Husker
pitcher this season, while recording
his second shutout of the season.
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In yet another examole of how closelv
related church and state really are,
international sports officials, athletes
and Roman Catholic churchmen recently
signed a "sports manifesto," urging
governments to protect the role of
sports and defend it from political
exploitation. Attempting to promote
such a manifesto is both hypocritical
and foolish. Political exploitation is as
important a part of international compe
tition as javelins, 100-yard jaunts,
jumping and other "jive."
According to the Reuter News Ser
vice, the manifesto was signed during a
symposium in the Vatican at the start
of a one-day International Jubilee for
the sporting world, a part of the church's
special Holy Year. With all of this ir
mind, let us take an analytic look at the
four major elements of the "manifesto."
The first point talks of governments
and sports organizations having "a
duty to respect the autonomy and prerogatives-
of the sports movement."
This is a contradiction in and of itself:
how can sports be autonomous when,
indeed, they are a reflection and rein
forcement of the respective contexts
to which they owe their existence? In
other words, athletics on an interna
tional level are cultural and political of
. their respective nations. So any "auto--noray"
of the sports movement is no
thing more than fantasy, in my view.
Furthermore, the very use cf the
term "prerogatives" shows, indeed that
any autonomy is going to relative, that
is differing from nation to nation. The
prerogatives of the Soviet Union in the
"sports movement" are certainly dif
ferent in kind than those of the United
States. The former group relies on
training, while the latter group goes to
the ghetto, gets as many blacls as they
can find and then duha nuAm;oo
during international competition. Dif
ferences in prerogatives and ideology
will inevitably lead to differences in
amounts of autonomy.
The second duty outlied in the state
ment is "to prevent discrimination of
any kind, be it ethnic, ideological, eco
nomic or political . . ." Be serious! If
sports are ideologically based and I
say that they are then this means
that a certain set of guidelines are
used to promote "national harmony"
or, in a word, nationalism. National
ism, suuecinctly defined, is the belief
that a particular people make up a
cultural nation. Now when all of this
comes together in sports competition
haw can you have anything but discri
mination? And the discrimination I speak of is
not just external; what makes us think
that other countries dont have the
same kind cf "ethnic antagonisms" that
we have here in America? For instance
on cur Olympic team there wl'l be dis
proportionate numbers of "minorities "
Now do you think that this would be
the case were it the "Olympics of the
mind"? Although blacks will make up
the bulk of the squad, it still is discrim
ination when you look at their back
grounds vis-a-vis their white team
mates. The third part of the manifesto talks
of deterring "any attempts to take
advantage of sports events for ulterior
motives." Once again, a large rp be
tween what is ideal and what 3 real.
Ulterior motives are an integral part
of the game. What do you think all that
national anthem "stuff is all about?
Yhy do you think there are so many
people outside the stadiums selling
goods? And furthermore, if this rule is
to be taken seriously, then this would
mean no television coverage of any '
form cf international competition other
than cable television, because the other
forms sell products which. indeed, in
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