The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 10, 1996, Page 7, Image 7

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    12-year old
helps N.Y
win game 1
Braves and Yankees
move one step closer
to the World Series.
NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve
year-old Jeff Maier skipped school to
attend the first game of the American
League championship series between
the New York Yankees and Baltimore
Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
Little did he know he would make
the game’s biggest play.
Maier reached over the rightfield
wall and took a Derek Jeter fly ball
away from Baltimore’s Tbny Ihrasco
in the eighth inning. The hit
was ruled a home run by umpire Rich
Garcia and tied the game at four. New
York won 5-4 on a solo shot by Bemie
Williams in the bottom of the 11th.
“I feel bad for the Baltimore fens,”
Maier stud, *1x11 as a Yankee fan, if I
helped the team, 1 feel pretty good.”
Garcia’s call ignited a heated argu
ment, which ended with the ejection of
Orioles’ Manager Davey Johnson.
In the first game of the National
League championship series, the
Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4
2 on a Javier Lopez two-run single in
the eighth inning at Fulton County Sta
dium in Atlanta. Atlanta’s John Smoltz
improved his lifetime record in the
postseason to 7-1.
Both series will resume today.
NU golfers
{dace seventh
in tournament
By Sam McKewon
Staff Reporter
Sophomore Steve Friesen won his
second-straight individual title, help
ing the Nebraska men’s golf team to a
seventh-place finish in the Woodlands
Intercollegiate Golf Tournament in
Woodlands, Texas.
Friesen shot a two-under-par 70
over the last 18 holes at the Tourna
ment Players Course to win the title by
one stroke over Tim Carlson of Rice.
Friesen finished with a 54-hole total of
Nebraska stood in ninth (dace after
the first day but rebounded with a fi
nal-day 302 and a total score of 919 to
finish seventh, 20 strokes behind cham
pion South Alabama.
Also placing for the Huskers were
sophomore Scott Gutschewski in 23rd
at 231 and seniors Jacques Paiement
and Tirent Morrison in 45th at235. One
of the Huskers* top golfers, sophomore
Josh Madden, withdrew after shooting
a 78 in the second round.
NU finishes its fall season on Oct.
15 and 16, when it travelsto Memphis,
Term., tor the Kroger Intercollegiate.
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FRESHMEN from page 6
Benning and Green, said he knew
he had to be prepared because I
backs at Nebraska are always prone
to injuries.
Evans has been surprised by the
twist of fate that has occurred over
the past 20 days. After not being
given a chance to contribute in
Nebraska's 19-0 loss to Arizona
State, he relieved Green last Satur
day against Kansas State, rushing
for 168 yards.
"Three weeks ago. I was watch
ing us lose 19-0. and I didn’t even
get a snap," Evans said. "Now
people are wondering if 1 will start.
You’ve just got to be ready when
you are called upon. When I was
given my chance I just took advan
tage of it”
Nebraska Coach Tbm Osborne
said the Huskers’ two straight na
tional championships have helped
NU recruit top-of-the-line athletes
Widt the ability to play immediately.
The championship aftermath has
also helped to counteract recent
NCAA cutbacks that have limited
the number of scholarships on a
Division earn to 85.
True sfensive tackle
Steve icrback Mike
Brown and split end J.R. Edwards
have also played this season.
“Maybe 10 years ago we would
have three or four guys that I would
say were of unusual quality,”
Osborne said. “Now maybe we have
five or six that have the capability
to come in here and play as a true
REEDY from page 6
" > Baylors defenseis ranked 98th
inthe nation against therush, allow
ing 227.3 yards per game.
“We are not looking forward to
what is facing us as far as their run
ning game,” Reedy said. “They do
agreat job with their running game,
and we have to get a lot better de
fensively against the ruathis week
Reedy, who is 22-16 in four
years at Baylor, said his team brings
a lot of confidence into the game
against the fifth-ranked
“Young guys bounce back a lot
quicker than us older fellas,” he
said, “so we will be a confident
team,” Reedy said. “We’re playing
what I think is the best team in
America, and it’s going to be a tre
mendous challenge.
“You have to go into to a game
like this thinking you can win.”
A victory, he said, would jump
start the Bairs, much like Arizona
State’s Sept 21 win ova NU did.
“Without question, this is the
best football team we’ve faced since
I’ve been at Baylor,” said Reedy,
whcgvas the Bears offensive coor
dinator from 1990 through 1992
before becoming the head coach in
1991 “Both sides of the ball, they
are very impressive. And their de
fense is about as impressive as any
I can ever remember seeing.”
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Comhusker tradition was a big
part of her decision, she said, but
being close was also a factor.
‘The tradition ofHusker volley
ball made my final decision a lot
easier,” Saunders said. “Being close
to home means my parents can
come and watch me play.”
Saunders has made her parents
and the whole state of Nebraska
proud. Last season, she was part of
the national championship volley
ball team and this year she has made
“Last year, she came in and
played a significant role,” Pettit
said. “She has been rock solid, and
I want her on the court as much as
we can possibly get her on the
Even though Saunders is prima
rily a defensive player, she said she
likes to play up front.
She got her chance last Friday
against Iowa State when the 5-foot
II outside hitter recorded seven
kills and hit 308.
“I love playing front row be
cause one of my favorite parts of
the game is blocking,” Saunders
said. “I like back row better, though.
I like to dig people's hits, and I don’t
like it when they dig mine.”
Husker opponents have seen
Saunders dig a lot of hits this sea
son. She is averagingjiist under two
digs per game and will probably be
digging a lot more balls as she con
tinues to get more comfortable with
the system*.Pettit said.
“Last year, I was intimidated
with all of the people watching and
the reputation that I had to live up
to,’* Saunders said. “I am more com
fortable now that I have been here
a year and I know the ropes.**
Saunders will now take her
Husker experience to the basketball
court, where she will once again be
considered a freshman. She made
the transition for four years in high
school, but she knows college is a
whole new ball game.
She will play the remainder of
the volleyball season, which could
last until mid-December, before
joining the basketball team.
“I know it will be tough and it
will take a lot of time,** Saunders
said. “It is a mind-set switch, if I
can do it and just think about play
ing basketball, then it will be
So the question is obvious:
Which sport does Saunders like
“ft is a toss up,” Saunders said.
“Right now I like volleyball better
because I am playing volleyball.
Basketball is convenient because I
can play it at any time.**
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Thursday, Oct. 10,8 p.m.
The Crib, Nebraska Union
International Affairs fall Events for International Students
Btwt w Why Farm Tkr: See livestock and crops native to this area on Saturday, Oct
19 from lpm to 6pm for $5.
Omaha Correctfeaal Center Tev: Listen to a presentation and see the inside of a prison on
Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8am to 2pm for $5.
Halleweea Party: Enjoy'a costume party for children at the East Campus Union on Sunday,
Oct 27 finm 2pm to 3:30 pm.
International Student Leadership Workshop: Learn about leadership styles and cross
cultural leadership on Saturday, Nov. 23 form 8am to 3:15pm for $10. Applications will be
available in International Affairs.
Kansas City *Mp: See the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, go Christmas shopping and enjoy foe
festive lights on Saturday, Nov. 30. The cost is $25 for students and $35 for nonstudents.
For more information and to sign up for the events, visit foe International Affairs Office at
1237 H.' Street or call 472-5358. All students are welcome. * . _
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Homecoming Pep Rally with
Thursday, Oct. 10,1996 I
7 ^liseum I
for only $5.99
from 9pm until Close.
Not valid with any other offer.
Customer pays applicable sales tax.
Friday, October 11th at our FAC with 95.1 The Net from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., we will have a featured magician sponsored
by Budweiser. Sometime during his performance, the
magician will make two FREE tickets
to the Nebraska / Baylor football '
game on October 12tb \magically
appear and will give them to a lucky
winner in the audience.
Saturday, October 12th is your
chance to be “Royalty for a Day!” *
At our Tailgate Party with The
Blaze from 10 a.m. to 12 pm.,
sign up to win a limousine ride
for an hour around the city %
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Also, UNL Cheerleaders will ] 1 ™ B
be at the Sports Bar to help
us cheer on the Huskers ^—
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. *
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FREE shuttle
bus rides to
and from home
football games.
J 955 ^Wbt “0* Street / Lincoln, NE 68528
402-434-7777 -
ProsiotiMU are subject to change.