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with love, God
No player in the history of the
Nebraska football program has cap
tured as many hearts as Brook
Berringer. When his single-engine
Piper Cub crashed north of Lincoln
on April 18, fans across the nation
mourned his death.
Now, those fans have a chance
to celebrate his life.
Art Lindsay and Brook’s
mother, Jan, have co-written “One
Final Pass,” the story of Brook’s life
scheduled to be released Oct. 24.
The book is a detailed descrip
tion of the things that shaped
Brook’s life: his family, compassion
and love for God. All royalties will
go to die Brook Warren Berringer
“I guess the book has a double
focus,” said Lindsay, who was
Brook’s close Ifiend and prayer
partner. “One Was to honor Brook
and the other was to glorify God.”
In the book, fans get a glimpse
into Brook’s life and an idea of what
his family meant to him — espe
cially his father, Warren Berringer.
The first two chapters of “One
Final Pass” describe the life and
death of Warren, and how Brook
and his family dealt with the loss.
Warren died of cancer on April 15,
1981. Brook was seven years old.
A 32-page, 99-color-photo lay
out — straight from Jan’s family
photo albums — will give readers
a look at everything from Brook’s
hunting adventures to his collegiate
career at Nebraska.
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the book is formed with words, not
photos. Lindsay describes how dur
ing the last two years of Warren’s
life, Brook dragged his sleeping bag
into his parent’s room and fell
asleep on the floor while holding
his father’s hand.
When Warren died, Brook’s
love for him only grew. And accord
ing to his mother, it started to spread
to everyone he met.
Jan has received more than
10,000 letters since the crash, and
she said almost every one of them
begins with the phrase: “I’ve never ■
written a letter like this before,” and
then goes on to tell how Brook «
touched another life.
Those who knew Brook, even
those \vho only knew of him, have **
had aTiarcTltime understanding why
such a man died. But his mother has
had no such difficulty. v
“If there’s anything good about
losing Brook, it’s that it’s all been
in God’s hands,” Jan said. “Here’s
a kid that had everything in his life,
• yet he knew he had something miss
ing. He knew he had to get right
with God. ij
“You don’t know when God’s .
going to call you home. You just"
have to be ready, and that’s what
this message is all about.” 1
Madsen Is a juhior news-edi- t
tonal major and a Daily Nebras- '
kan staff reporter.
NU backs battle for snaps
Osborne says Green
will start Saturday
against Tfexas Tfech.
By Patrick Wyman
There appears to be a shortage of
footballs for the rapidly developing
group of Nebraska I-backs.
IndividuaHy, each of NU’s top three
backs brings his own style to the foot
ball field. Together, they form one of
college football’s most dominant rush
Ahman Green and Damon Benning
returned this season as the top two
By Vince I^Adamo
First-year Oklahoma Coach John
Blake is no stranger to the success and
tradition of Sooner football.
A former All-Big Eight nose tackle,
Blake has also served as an assistant
coach and graduate assistant at OU.
So if the Blake feels like the weight
of the world is off his shoulders, who
could blame him? The Sooners’ thrill
ing 30-27 overtime win over Texas at
the Cotton Bowl in Dallas Saturday
kept OU from starting 0-5 for the first
Despite the team’s struggles, Blake
said, the thought of going an entire
season without winning a game never
crossed his mind.
“I never even thought about going
0-11,” Blake said. “I haven’t given up
on anything ”
In their first four games, turnovers
and penalties plagued the Sooners (1
4 and 1-1 in the Big 12). Oklahoma
turned the ball over 10 times and was
penalized 33 times in four losses.
“It was a great victory,” Blake said.
“We’re going to build from here. We
still got a ways to go, but the reaction
In the victory over Texas, the Soon
ers did not turn the ball over. They won
the game on a James Allen touchdown
Please see OU on 8
Comhusker backs, but with the emer
gence of DeAngelo Evans, the Husker
coaches must find time for three top
“I hope they
find a way to do
it,” said Benning,
a 5-foot-ll, 215
“because I think
each of us brings
ent to the table. If
that means using
three I-backs, then
let’s use three I- Green
“You have to go with who has the
hot hand, and we’ve got guys that are
very opportunistic. We know it’s im
portant to make the most of your op
Green started Nebraska’s first four
games this season after breaking a
freshmen record last year by rushing
for 1,086 yards. But in the third quar
ter of NU’s 39-3 win over Kansas State
on Oct 5, Green suffered a severe case
of turf toe and missed last Saturday’s
49-0 win over Baylor.
“It was some place I’ve never been
before,” Green said about watching
from the sidelines. “It was something
I don’t want to experience again. It
made me realize how much desire I
have to play football for Nebraska and
to stay on the field and give 110 per
BECKY HOGAN (right) outruns Colorado’s Molly Poncetta
Sunday during NIFs 10-2 win. * i ^
By Vince I^Adamo
Becky Hogan’s value to the Ne
braska soccer team cannot be mea
sured by die number of goals she
Hogan has not shown up bn the
Nebraska score sheets this season
as often as she did last season. But
her aggressive play has been instru
mental in the Comhuskers’ 13-0
Last year, Hogan, a 5-foot-6
sophomore midfielder from West
Iordan, Utah, scored a team-high 20
points on seven goals in 18 games.
This year,'she has scored lO'points
on four goals and two assists in 13
games, passing the offensive load
to,Kajd Uppinghouse and Lindsay
“A lot of what Becky difes up
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frbnt^really goes unnoticed,”- NU
And Hogan iS mote than happy
to fill that role. ^
‘ “I’m a pest,” she said. “I put
poes&neon the other team. Hike to t
mess them up.” ; ; -
Walker said Hogan’s success
begins with her productive work
“Becky Hogan’s work ethic is
tremendous,” Walker said. “I just
can’t say enough about her.”
Hogan’s speed presents trouble
for defenders. In high school, she
set a Utah state record in the 300
meter hurdles with a time of 43.21
seconds. She also ran for the NU
track and field team during the in
door season last winter.
Each time she steps on the field
for the sixth-ranked Huskers,
Please see HOGAN on 8
Green, a 6-foot, 215-pound sopho
more from Omaha will start Saturday
against Texas Tech, and Benning and
Evans are both listed second on this
Please see BACKS on 8
By Shannon Heffelfinger
Nebraska Volleyball Coach Terry
Pettit was named the United States
Olympic Committee Volleyball Coach
rf 20 years, is
SOC National .
mi, which will
be presented Nov. 16 in Tampa, Fla.
But Pettit has little time to enjoy
bis award with Texas A&M and Texas
scheduled to play the 14-2
Comhuskers this weekend at the NU
A&M will visit the coliseum at
7:30 p.m. Friday, and Texas will be in
Lfficodn at 7:30 Saturday night.
braska" in the national championship
match last season, were beaten by
A&M in three games on Sept. 25 in
College Station, Texas.
“These two teams will be the best
we’ve faced all season,” Pettit said.
“They are both well coached and have
Nebraska remained sixth in the
AVCA Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday
behind Penn State, Long Beach State,
Stanford, Florida and Hawaii.
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