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Nebraska’s Derek Brown rushes in a game last year. Brown, one of six players taken in the
NFL draft, was picked in the fourth round by the New Orleans Saints.
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ihai Shields was still available in the
“Whall likeaboulhim ishe’sakid
with a purpose and he’s a kid with the
willingness to work hard,”
Schoucnhcimcr said. “I like the way
he plays; he plays with intensity and
he has a feel for the game."
Lynn Stiles, Kansas City’s vice
president of player personnel, said he
hopes Shields can do for the Chiefs
what he did in his career as a Huskcr.
“He’s a fine young man and he
represents the University of Nebraska
and their football program very well,”
Nebraska’s offensive line coach
Milt Tenopir said the Chiefs can ex
pect good things from their first pick
in the draft.
“As far as ability, Will Shields isas
good as we’ve had around here,”
Tenopir said. “We know what he can
Hughes will be returning home
when he suits up for the Saints in the
fall. The New Orleans native played
both split end and defensive back
towards the end of 1992, and his
versatility is considered an asset for
Lewis will be trying to make the
Colts roster with his 6-foot, 225-pound
size. The native of Scott City, Kan.,
ran for482 yards and five touchdowns
and blocked for the Jones and Brown
tandem in helping Nebraska to last
season’s national rushing title.
A knee injury suffered by Hill in
the Orange Bowl dropped him from a
possible Top 10 draft selection to the
seventh round. But the Browns are
still hopeful that the All-American
from Pearland, Texas, can regain the
form that helped him lead the Huskers
in tackles and sacks before the injury.
“We just felt that with a seventh
round pick, it was extremely good,”
Cleveland coach Bill Bclichick said
about the selection of Hill.
Mike Lombardi, the Browns’ di
rector of pro personnel, said if Hill
can rehabilitate his knee, he may prove
to have been a steal that late in the
Hill’s coach at Nebraska, outside
linebackers coach Tony Samuel, said
he should do well with the Browns.
Dukart’s hot bat helps Huskers
back into thick of league race
By Susie Arth
It’s been nothing but drives and
dingers for Derek Dukart over the past
And as far as the Comhusker base
ball team is concerned, he couldn’t
have picked a better lime to get hot.
The Comhusker third baseman,
who has tallied four home runs, 11
RBIs and eight hits in three games,
said he couldn't have timed it better if
. 'Tmjust fortunate that things hap
pened when they happened," Dukart
said. “We’re right in the thick of
things in the Big Eight, so this is the
perfect time to act things going."
His hot streak included two home
runs and four runs scored in the first
game against Peru State Monday af
ternoon at Buck Beltzcr, which the
Huskcrs won 21-9. Nebraska also won
the nightcap 12-3.
Nebraska coach John Sanders said
he was pleased with Dukart’s offen
“He’s playing exceptionally well
he said. “He shortened his swing and
he’s being more selective.”
Dukarl said he couldn’t credit his
success with any one thing, but per
haps confidence has something to do
Dukarl, a junior from Milwaukie,
Ore., said he has developed a better
attitude when he goes up to the plate.
“I have just been seeing'the ball
real well lately ” he said. “1 think my
approach to hitting is a lot better than
it was, and I’m starting to get my
With the confidence came the flood
He's raised his baiting average by
32 points during the past three games,
and he’s doubled his home runs for the
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year from five to 10 over the past five
Better concentration may also have
something to do with the sudden suc
cess, Dukart said.
“I’ve been in a slump lately,” he
said. “And I’m starting to break outof
But Dukart said he’s not the only
player who is starting to gel things
together. The rest of the team seems to
have caught on fire, too.
The buskers have won their past
five games with sweeps over both
Iqwa State and Peru State. Thdy have
raised their record to 21-IS.
“The team is starting to come to
gether and we’re playing the way we
should have been playing the whole
year,” he said “We ’ re starting to come
out of our slump and come together.”
' * Dukart said he was uncertain what
has caused the team ’ s turnaround dur
ing the past few days.
“fd like to think I had something
to do with it,” he said.
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Ophus lasted only 1 1/3 innings
tnd gave up nine runs on five hits and
Sanders said he was hoping Ophus
vould have a better outing against the
bobcats to gain confidence.
“He is in a rut,” Sanders said. “It
>ccomcs more of a menial challenge
than a physical chic, ana ne just necas
to go out and experience success to
get out of the rut."
David Gappa pitched 5 2/3 score
less innings in relief of Ophus to pick
up his first Career win. Gappa allowed
only two hits, walked five and struck
In the nightcap, Nebraska got a
much stronger pitching performance,
as four Husker pitchers scattered seven
hits in a 12-3 win. _
Jason Pfiughaupt earned his first
wmoi me season, allowing one run on
two hits in three innings of work.
Darin Petersen had four of
Nebraska’s 19 hits to lead the Husk
ers. McKenna, Garcia and McKay
each added three hits for Nebraska.
McKay provided the biggest blow
of the game with a lead-off homer in
the fourth inning off losing pitcher
The Huskers return to action on
Wednesday with a doublchcader at
take sixth spot
By Tim Pearson
Coming into the outdoor sea
son, Nebraska women’s tennis
coach Scott Jacobson was hoping
for a Finish in the upper half of the
Going into the Big Eight Cham
pionships, Jacobson was hoping to
do better than the Comhuskcrs’
seed of seventh.
The Huskcrs made one of
Jacobson’s wishes come true last
weekend at the Big Eight Champi
onships in Prairie Village, Kan.
Nebraska didn’t achieve its mark
of finishing in the upper half of the
Big Eight, so the Huskcrs settled
for a sixth-place finish. -
Nebraska beat Iowa State on
Saturday to advance into the fifth
place match, where the Huskcrs
lost to Kansas State on Sunday 5-1.
Jacobson said he was happy with
the win over the Cyclones.
“Our goal was to finish higher
than our seed, and we did that by
finishing sixth,” Jacobson said. “We
were happy to beat Iowa State, and
the Kansas Slate match was closer
than the score indicated.”
The play of Ann Flannery and
Zarina Galvan was the key to the
win over Iowa S late, Jacobson said.
“We got good play out of Ann
and Zarina against Iowa Slate. They
picked it up a bit,” he said. “They
won at No. 1 doubles. Those two
kind of carried the load for us.”
The Huskers lost to Oklahoma
State in their first match 5-0.
Jacobson said he wasn’t disap
pointed with the Huskers’ effort
against the Cowgirls.
“Oklahoma State is at a differ
ent level than we arc. They are on
the verge of being a top 20 team,”
he said. “Our kids went out and
gave 100 percent effort.”
Against Kansas State, to whom
the Huskers lost to 5-4 earlier in the
season, Nebraska junior Tina
Coulretsis picked up the Huskers’
sole point at No. 4 singles with a 1 -
6, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lindy
“We had our chances against
Kansas State,” Jacobson said. “We
were up in a couple of positions,
but Kansas Slate just played a little
bit better than we did.”
Huskcr sophomore Frauke
Hachtmann played well all week
end, Jacobson said. Hachtmann
won her first set against the Wild
cats’ Amelia Van Dcr Merwc, but
ended up losing 3-6, 7-6, 6-3.
Overall, Jacobson said that the
Huskers performed well on the sea
son, but were victimized by losing
several close matches they could ’ve
“We played five 5-4 matches,
and we lost four of them,” he said.
“The girls put forth 100 percent
effort, but I wasa litllcdisappoinied
we couldn’t reach our goal of fin
ishing in the upper half of the con
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1989 teams also finished second at the
Big Eight Championships.
McDermott said that this year’s
team ranked right up there with the
’88 and ’89 teams.
“Those teams were probably stron
ger at the end at the four, Five and six
spots,” he said. “We struggled a little
in those spots this year. We can’t
The Huskers advanced to the cham
pionship match with victories over
Oklahoma State and Kansas, who had
beaten them earlier in the season.
McDermott said that he expected
to win against the Cowboys and the
“Wc felt like wc played a bad
match against Kansas earlier in the
season. Wc (ell wc could beat them
because the courts were slower,” he
said. “Wc weren ’t worried aboulOkla
homa Slate, but they were a little
tougher than expected.”
Matthias Mueller and Jan Ander
son were the only Huskers to make the
All-Big Eight team.
Next season McDermott said that
Nebraska will field a solid team, which
will be bolstered by the addition of
Fredrick Riesbeck, a recruit from
Ljungsbro, Sweden. The Huskers will
lose Mueller, Karl Falkland and Jay
Scgrisi to graduation.
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