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Wednesday, November 12, 1986
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Nebraska's Virginia Stahr attempts to spike the ball past an Iowa State defender Tuesday night. Nebraska won 15-5, 15-2, 15-5.
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By Rich Cooper
In their last Big Eight Conference regular
season game of the year the Nebraska volley
ball team showed why they haven't lost a Big
Eight match in 56 games by defeating the Iowa
State Cyclones 15-5, 15-2, 15-5 in front of 364
spectators Tuesday night at the Coliseum.
The Huskers, who finished their Big Eight
regular season at 10-0 are 21-4 and ranked No. 9
in the NCAA rankings and No. 7 in the coaches
poll. The No. 1 hitting team in the nation hit
.364 against the Cyclones and had a total of 43
kills and 13 service aces.
Nebraska coach Terry Pettit said his team
played well in preparation for this weekend's
West Coast trip to Stockton Calif, for the Wen
This weekend the Huskers will face some of
the toughest competition since they played
Texas when they play Top Ten-ranked UCLA
and No. 1 University of Pacific.
Pettit said the two teams will provide tough
matches for his team. The Huskers are 1 1-1 on
the road this season, Pettit said that the one
thing the Huskers have going into the Wendy's
Classic is experience.
Pettit said the tournament will give his team
the opportunity to play against stiff competi
tion which will prepare them for the upcoming
Against Iowa State the Huskers showed why
they have dominated the Big Eight for 10 years
as they shut down the Cyclone offense in the
In the first game, with the game tied 5-5
senior Enid Schonewise, who led all players
with 14 kills, and a kill off two Iowa State
blockers to put the Huskers out front 6-5, but
then Linda Evans, the Cyclone's top middle
blocker, came back with a kill down the right
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Taylor doubtful for KU
By Tim Hartmann
Linda StoryDaily Nebraskan
Nebraska coach Tom Osborne cusses
condition. Osborne said Tuesday that he didn t know if Taylor would be ready
for Nebraska's game agslnst Kansss Saturday.
Bruised ribs and a hip bruise may keep quar
terback Steve Taylor on the sideline this Satur
day when Nebraska plays at Kansas, Nebraska
coach Tom Osborne said.
"I would say right now that I have no idea
whether Steve Taylor will be well enough to play
or not," Osborne said at his weekly press lunch
Osborne said a number of other players are
injured, but Taylor's injury is the most serious.
"We've got five or six players that are a little
questionable, and I would say of those maybe
Steve Taylor is as questionable as anybody," he
Two of the other injured players are tight ends
Mark Diaz, who is being fitted for a new cast on
his arm, and Todd Millikan, who has had a
"Todd Millikan, we're hoping, will be O.K.,"
Osborne said. "I doubt if Todd will maybe prac
tice until tomorrow.
"Mark Diaz we're hoping to have return to
practice today," he said. "If Millikan can't go,
we'll certainly need Diaz available."
I-back Keith Jones, who missed last week's
Iowa State game after having surgery on his
thumb, will return for the Kansas game with a
cast on his hand.
"He seemed to have no trouble hanging onto
the ball and catching pitckouts," Osborne said.
"Of course, there's a difference between doing .
that in practice and trying to hang onto the ball '
when people are grabbing it and hit at you." "
Wingback Von Shepard, who has missed most
of the season after breaking a bone in his leg in
the Oregon game, also will return this week.
Osborne said he is not expecting Sheppard to
return to his pre-injury form right away.
"Von Shepard seems to be improved," Osborne
said. "Anytime you're out for a long time, you
lose a little quickness and you lose a little bit of
confidence in your ability to take a hit."
Defensive tackle Lee Jones and defensive end
Broderick Thomas are also injured but are
expected to play.
Osborne said that Kansas reminds him of both
Iowa State, a 35-14 loser to Nebraska last week,
and South Carolina, whom the Cornhuskers
defeated 27-24 earlier this season.
"I feel like they're a team, obviously like all
teams, we're going to have to be prepared for to
play," Osborne said. "I see some analogy to the
Iowa State situation they've got very little to
Osborne said Kansas, 3-6 overall and 0-5 in the
Big Eight, runs an offense similar to South
"They run the run-and-shoot," Osborne said.
"We didn't do a very good job with that against
South Carolina, so we're somewhat concerned
about the style of offense they run. They spread
people all over. They use a lot of motion.
"They run some options," Osborne said. "I
would say the offense they run is almost a carbon
copy of what South Carolina ran, so we get
another crack at it."
Osborne said he was impressed with the play
of Kansas freshman quarterback Kelly Donohoe,
who replaced starter Mike Orth against Colo
rado last week.
"He throws well and has a little more scram
bling ability (than Orth)," Osborne said.
Osborne was also impressed with the play of
the Kansas receivers and running back Arnold
Defensively, Osborne said, the Jayhawks are
an experienced team.
"Tjuy, have a reasonable amount of expe
"ricncern defense," he saii"J think they start
soiakiil.ng like "six or seven saviors on defense."
Last week, Kansas lost to Colorado, the only
team to beat Nebraska this season.
"They probably played Colorado better than
we did," Osborne said.
Osborne said that despite Kansas' record, he
won't hold anybody out to get them healthy for
the upcoming Oklahoma game in two weeks.
"We'll try to go with our very best players
because the Oklahoma game isn't going to mean
anything if we lost this one," he said.
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