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Friday, December 14, 1934
Ohio State's 'chestnut' tops mascots;
five pro teams to contend for titlp
It's low time that sonw ne honor the colleges'
corniest sideline cavorters. After all, the televi
sion cameras are focused on them as much as on
the players these days.
j The winner, of course, is the man who dresses
up as a chestnut: None other than Brutus Buck
eye of Ohio State. What could be more inspiring?
(Yes, in response to the eternal trivia question, a
5) Traveler III (USC)
6) Seminole (Flor. St.)
7) Mildcat (Northwstn.
8) Leprechaun (Dame)
9) Blimp (Goodyear)
10) Falcon (Air Force)
What next a
Lousy spear thrower,
) Wouldn't harm a QB
On Mr. Blackwell's .
Says no stadium can
llJjS. Bottom 10
Stanford's Tree, which is sort of a ioke fmurh
like the school's team), is a close second, followed
by Arizona State's horned, pitchfork-waving Sun
Devil. It is not true, by the way, that Arizona State
authorities told the NCAA that it was the Sun
Devil who made them commit those violations
that eventualy resulted in the forfeit of five victo
ries a few years ago.
Let's not forget USCs snooty stallion, Traveler
III, which, in the HcHywood tradition, sent a
stand-in to the Trojans' game cgsinst UCLA and
California (his long-suffering mate, Atifa) or Flor
ida State's Seminole mascot, who needed two
attempts to mount hi3 horse at one ooint during
the Florida game. (Shame!)
And then there's Air Force's latest falcon,
which is constantly in the sights of a trained
sharpshooter so as to guard against a repeat of
the tragic 1981 incident. The team looked so bad
in losing 21-45 to BYU that year that its falcon
flew away. The fugitive fowl tried to turn pro in
Atlanta as a hardship case but was cut from the
team. A sad sight these days, he now begs for
French fries in the parking lot of a nearby
MASCOT, SCHOOL OBJECTION
1) Buckeye (Ohio State) How did Woody
Hayes stand it?
Bring back Robber
Was pitchfork an
4) Blue Hen (Delaware) Self-explanatory
As the legendary Lost Team of Atlanta (3-12)
sank into Tampa Bay, concern was voiced over
whether it would re-emerge Sunday in time to
clinch the Bottom Ten title.
Or would it pull a Phyllis George and shock
everyone by departing a week early? George bade
a tearful farewell Sunday to Brent and Irv and the
Greek on CBS' "NFL Today" show, leaving it with
no one to anchor a planned feature on hairstyles
of NFL wide receivers. (She's moving over to CBS
Morning News, where shell report on hairstyles of
Meanwhile, five NFL teams are within stum
bling range of the Bottom Ten title, including No.
5 Houston (3-12), which had the honor of being
present when the LA Lambs' Eric Dickerson
broke O J. Simpson's single-season rushing record.
6- 23 Bay
7- 51 San Fran.
NEXT LO SS
1 7-35 Miami New England
17-21, NJ Jets
2) Tree (Stanford)
3) Sun Devil (Ariz. St.)
6) New Orleans (6-9); 7) Detroit (4-10-1); 8)
weveiana .(4-1 ij; y; Martina wavratuova (cur
rently on her longest losing streak of the season);
10) anyone else in the AFC Central
INFLATION, NFL STYLE: Denver's Sammy
Winder was honored after the Broncos game
Sunday for passing the 1,000-yard rushing mites
tone with 1,008. Gee. That means he's averaging
almst 68 yards per game.
1884, Urtfrartal Praaa Syndicate .
Gymnasts prepare for Gophers
The women's gymnastics team
will compete in its third meet of
the week against Minnesota at 7
p.m. Saturday at the Bob Deva
ney Sports Center.
Coach Rick Walton said his
team looked much cleaner in
Kansas City Tuesday night against
the Japanese Collegiate all stars.
The team still lost the meet 1 79.45
to 183.20. It was UNL's second
loss to the Japanese this year.
uWe scored a lot better this
time because the girls were not as
nervous," Walton said. "I think
they were a lot cleaner in their
The only Husker to win an
event was freshman Racine Smith.
She won the vault with a score of
9 25. Char Hagemann was the
high scorer in the all-around com
petition with 35.7.
Renee Gould, a freshman, fin
ished second in the uneven bars.
Walton said the sco of 1 79.45
was the team's highest in two
The meet against Minnesota
will be a tough one because Min
nesota matches up well to the
Cornhuskers, Walton said.
They have been scoring right
around the same average as we
have, and they are a pretty clean
team. It should be a good, close
meet," Walton said.
The Golden Gophers are 1-1 in
dual-meet competition. They
defeated the University of Wis
consin and they lost to the Japa
nese Collegiate all stars by a score
of 182.25 to 180.85.
The Gophers' top gymnast is
Lori Kaiser, a sophomore who
won both all-arounds in each
dual meet. Another person to
watch on Saturday will be Can
dice Doyale. In the dual meet
against the Japanese, Doyale
placed third in the all-around.
Walton said he hopes for a big
turn out at the meet.
The bigger the crowd is, the
more pressure will be put on our
opponents," Walton said. "I hope
people didn't judge us on our
opening meet because we made a
lot of mistakes last Sunday," he
"And our girls were not used to
performing in front of such a big
After the Japanese dual meets,
the Huskers are suffering from
some minor injuries. Char, Hage
mann is still bothered by a strained
muscle in her lower back, and
Elizabeth Barlotti is fighting mono
nucleosis. But Walton said he
thinks his team is about to
"I think people will really be
surprised on how good we will do
this weekend," Walton said.
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