The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 17, 1992, Page 8, Image 8

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Huskers rest,
rebuild emotions
From Staff Reports
The Nebraska football team tool
Monday and Tuesday off and will no
resume practice until Wednesday.
Comhusker coach Tom Osborne
said Monday on the weekly Big Eigh
coaches’ teleconference that the ofi
<3a$s sliould help Nebraska.
“A couple of days off will serve u;
well,”Osborne said. “The main thin^
is we have players beat up. Emotion
ally, we need to rebuild.”
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Czechs to test
Huskers’ game
By TIm Pearson ~ -
Staff Reporter
Even in the prcscason, Nebraska
women’s basketball coach Angela
Beck and her team arc looking to win.
The Comhuskers open their 1992
93 season 5 p.m. today in an exhibi
tion against the Czechoslovakia Na
tional Team at the Bob Dcvaney Sports
“We’ll play this to win,” Beck
said. “We’re going to play this as a
regular game.”
This will be the Czechs’ second
game on their American tour.
Beck said the Huskcrs had scouted
the Czechs and had been impressed
by what they had seen.
“They’re a typical foreign team,”
she said. “They’re a fast-breaking
team, and they’ve played together for
a long time.”
Beck said the Czech team would
give her team a good test on both
offense and defense.
“They play a soft man-to-man, and
they force you to shoot the perimeter
shot,” she said. “On offense they like
to shoot the three-pointer off the break.
“We’re going to have to play pretty
well to win.”
Tonight’s game will be used as a
measure of where the Huskers arc
now, Beck said.
“We haven’t been practicing that
long,” she said. “It will help us de
velop a little chemistry.”
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motion offense and a full-court press
ing defense, Beck said.
“We need a highly conditioned
team to run the full-court press,” she
said. “We’ve put a lot of time into our
Beck is entering her seventh sea
son at Nebraska, and she already is the
winningest women’s basketball coach
in Nebraska history. She led the Husk
ers to their only NCAA Tournament
berth in 1987-88.
Beck said she hoped to return to the
NCAA’s this season. To accomplish
this, Beck said, her team must blend
Eight freshmen are on the squad
this year, and Beck said that she would
also use tonight’s game to give her
new players a taste of college basket
To go along with those eight fresh
men, the Huskers return with All
American Karen Jennings.
Jennings, last-year’s Big Eight
Conference Player of the Year, is one
of five seniors on this year’s team.
Beck said she hoped the game
against the Czechs would help her
team play together as a unit.
“We need a lew weeks," she said.
“The chemistry is just not there right
The Huskers’ first regular season
game will be against Arizona State 7
p.m. Dec. 1 at the Bob Devaney
Sports Center.
Continued from Page 7
coaching staff for their effort and
preparation to give Iowa 'State the
“They changed up some of their
blocking schemes and made some
defensive adjustments,’’Osborne said.
‘They played inspired football, played
well, and deserved to win the game.”
The shock waves of the Huskers’
loss were felt immediately around the
When the score was announced in
Lawrence, Kan., during the Colorado
Kansas game, neither Jayhawk coach
Glen Mason nor Buffalo coach Bill
McCartney could believe the score.
“I thought there must have been a
lot of fumbles or something by Ne
braska and then later I found out that
wasn’t the case,” Mason said.
“I thought after looking at the score
that the weather was a factor or some
one must have gotten hurt,”
McCartney said. “Then I watched the
game and I was fascinated by it; I take
my hat off to the Iowa State coaches
and players.”
As a result of Nebraska’s loss,
Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Okla
homa sti 11 have a mathematical chance
to win the Big Eight conference and a
trip to the Orange Bowl.
“Nebraska is still in the driver’s
scat,” Mason said. “I guess Colorado
is in the back seat, and we’re in the
Conference Overall
Nebraska 4-1 7-2
Colorado 4-1-1 ^ 8-1-1
Kansas 4-2 7-3
Oklahoma 3-1-2 5-3-2
Oklahoma State 2-3-1 4-5-1
Iowa State 2-4 4-6
Kansas State . 1-5 4-5
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Iowa State at Colorado
Kansas Missouri
OMahoma State at Kansas Stale
In other Big Eight news:
•Colorado defensive tackle
Leonard Renfro was named Big Eight
Defensive Player of the Week for his
performance in the Buffaloes’ 25-18
win at Kansas.
Renfro recorded 15 tackles includ
ing 12 solos and returned an intercep
tion lor a touchdown.
•Missouri sophomore quarterback
Jeff Handy broke the Big Eight record
for passing yardage by a sophomore.
Handy has thrown for 2,179 yards
this season, breaking the record pre
viously held by Oklahoma State’s
Mike Gundy, who threw for 2,106
yards in 1987.
Continued from Page 7
Stewart kicked four field goals in
the game to lead the Cyclones to the
upset win. He said he was happy he
saved his best performance for the
game against Nebraska.
“1 went down there last year and
missed an extra point,” Stewart said.
That hurt more than just missing a
field goal against somebody else.
This is by far my biggest game,”
hesaid. If it would have been against,
say, a Tulanc, it wouldn’t have been
so big, but since it was against Nc~
braska, indefinitely my biggestday.”
Senior split end Chris Spencer,
who attended Millard South High
School in Omaha, said he was not
disappointed about notcatching a pass
in the game Saturday.
If I don t catch a ball in a big win,
I’m happy,” he said. “I didn’t need to
catch a ball today.”
Spencer said a win against Ne
braska in his last home game was a
great memory.
“It was great to finish the home
season with a win against Nebraska,”
Spencer said. “We saw this as a huge
opportunity for us.
“They were coming off two big
wins, and everybody said we were
next in line to be stcamrollcd. We just
went out there and played hard.”
Stewart said the fact that there
were 14 Nebraska players on the Cy
clone team helped.
“Whenever you play your home
state, you want to play well,” he said.
“There were a lot of guys here from
Nebraska, so it helped out a lot.”
Stewart said he wore his Iowa State
iackct whenever he went home, but
now he would lake even more pride in
sporting his jacket around Omaha.
“Now I’ll be sute to wear it more,”
fie said.