The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 25, 1996, Page 8, Image 8

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    NU moves to No. 4
From Staff Reports
The Nebraska football team
moved up one spot to No. 4 in both
major polls on Sunday alter Ohio
State’s 13-9 loss to Michigan Sat
urday in Columbus, Oh&.
Michigan’s win opens the door
to a national title for Nebraska and
No. 5 Colorado, who play at 1:30
pjn. Friday at Memorial Stadium
for die Big 12 North Division title.
If the North Division champion
wins the Big 12 championship
game, it will likely play in the Sugar
Bowl against No. 1 Florida or No.
2 Florida State, who meet Saturday
in Tallahassee, Fla.
No. 3 Arizona State completed
a perfect regular season Saturday
night with a 56-14 win over Arizona
in Tticson, Ariz.
In other college football news,
Notre Dame announced Sunday that
Defensive Coordinator Bob Davie
will replace Lou Holtz as head
coach at the end of the season.
Alabama Coach Gene Stallings,
whose team downed Auburn 24-23
Saturday, resigned after the game,
ending a seven-year stint at Ala
bama that was highlighted by a 1992
national championship.
Adding to the coaching woes,
Baylor’s Chuck Reedy was fired
Coaches Poll
4, Nebraska 9-1 5
6. Ohio St 10-1 2
8. Peon St 10-2 8
10. Teoneewe 8-2 10
11 ***** . 9-2 12
14. NortbCroHw 9-2 14
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20. Wyoorag 10-1 19
22. fawn 1*3 23
24. Anny _ 9-1
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Monday Night Football
Buckets of Beer
Wet T-Shirt
Contest Following
Tuesday Nights
Reitsma, Korver lead Huskers
to twa wins; Longhorns next
After a sluggist
Friday night over No. 21 Ibxas lfech,
Nebraska Volleyball Coach Terry Pettit
was concerned
with the
lack of intensity
and aggression.
dropped the firsi
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ter uuiurug a 13
7 lead. ..
Huskers then dis
mantled the Red Raiders 15-2, 15-3,
15-5, breaking a school record for the
fewest points allowed in four-game
But there was no lack of aggression
on Saturday night, when the Huskers
rebounded to demolish Baylor 15-5,
15-1,15-2. The wins pushed the fifth
ranked Huskers to 25-3 overall and 17
1 in the Big 12 and extended
Nebraska’s home winning streak to 30
“We were very focused and alert
and quick tonight,” Pettit said after
Saturday's match. “We were quick off
the floor and quick to the ball. And it
was a difficult situation for them. I had
a feeling we’d have played well tonight
no matter who we were playing.”
The Huskers used the power of
middle blocker Megan Korver and
outside hitter Lisa Reitsma to exploit
Baylor at the net.
But the main factor in the victory
may have been NU’s attitude.
“I think the big difference between
tonight and last night was just the en
thusiasm,” Reitsma said. “We just
came out really ready to play and fired
up—and you could tell it made a big
Reitsma had 11 kills and eight
blocks in the match, which lasted only
65 minutes.
The Bears, who fell to 18-14 and
7-11, did not record a single block and
were held to a minus-.010 hitting per
“They were everything we knew
about, even more,” Baylor Coach Brian
Hosfeld said. “They seemed definitely
pretty efficient in what they were do
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Pettit said the efficiency of
Nebraska’s serving allowed the Husk
ers to be effective in blocking. Offen
sively, the Husker attack was equally
Korver led the charge with a 13 kills
and a .632 percentage. After game two,
the 6-foot* 1 sophomore was hitting a
red-hot .909.
In their final regular-season action
at the coliseum, Husker seniors'Kate
Cmich and Maria Hedbeck also played
Cmich served the end of all three
games and pounded four kills. With
Cmich serving at 12-2 in game three,
Hedbeck hammered a kill—only her
third of the season — from the back
row that brought the 3,344 fans to their
Against Texas Tech, the Huskers
were led by sophomore outside hitter
Jaime Krondak, who pounded 20 kills
and hit .425. Sophomore setter Fiona
Nepo served 14 points against the Red
Raiders, using an effectivejump serve.
Nebraska sits in first place in the
Big 12 and can clinch the league title
with a win over No. 8 Texas, Friday
night in Austin, Texas. NU concludes
the regular season Saturday against No.
14 Texas A&M in College Station,
By Andrew Stbnad
■, Staff Reporter
The Nebraska swimming and div
ing teams proved Sunday that they be
long among the nation’s best, finish
ing a strong third in the Husker
ShootOut at the Bob Devaney Sports
Center pool.
The 16th-ranked Comhusker men
finished ahead of seventh-ranked Ari
zona State and eighth-ranked Southern
Methodist. No. 2 Auburn won the
meet, sqeaking past 20th ranked
Florida State.
The NU women also finished third,
placing behind Southern Methodist and
Leading the way for the men was
Australian native Adam Pine. The
freshman broke a 19-year-old pool
record with a time of48.40 seconds in
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the 100-yard butterfly.
Labeled by his teammates as the
“thunder from down under,” Pine said
his international experience has been
the key to his early-season success.
“Before coming here,” said Pine,
who also won the 50-yard freestyle
with a time of 21.24 seconds, “I com
peted on a few international teams and
got to face some world-class swim
mers. So I think that has helped me
prepare for meets like this.”
NU Assistant Coach Keith Moore
said he’s not surprised with Pine’s sea
son-best time in the 100-yard event.
Moore said he expected Pine to make
an immediate inpact.
“Adam is a tremendous athlete,”
Moore said, “and we knew he was go
ing to be an asset to our program.”
Pool records also fell on the
women’s side. Senior Julia Russell
broke fellow Olympian and two-time
gold medalist Penny Heyns record in
the 100-yard breaststroke with a siz
zling time of 1:01.85.
“After the Sprint Classic,” Russell
said, “I knew I was swimming fast, and
I figured I could beat the record in the
The Huskers also competed in the
Nike Sprint Classic on Friday. The
Husker men won the meet for the fifth
time. The women finished third despite
Russell’s record performance.
. Shining for the men in the Sprint
Classic was diver Danny Bergman,
who won the 3-meter springboard com
Pine set a meet record with a time
of 22.17 seconds in the 50-yard but
terfly. Senior Chris Ford also posted a
victory for the Huskers, claiming the
100-yard individual medley.
Nebraska will next be in action on
Dec. 4 in Austin, Texas, against Texas.
Dirksen expects NU
men to be near top
TUCSON from page 7
Dirksen said Kiptarus and Boor
will receive stiff competition from
defending national champion
Godfrey Siamusiye of Arkansas.
Siamusiye is no stranger to. the
NU runners. In the 1994 National
Junior College Cross Country
Championships, Kiptarus and Boor
finished second and third behind
This time, Dirksen said, his run*
- ners may have the upper hand.;^
“Jonah and Cleophas have an
advantage,” Dirksen said. ‘They
train together. They run together,
and they can always kind of gauge
things through each other.”
It’s the efforts of the next five
runners that will be crucial for Ne
braska to finish among the top 10.
Senior Balazs Tolgyesi, who
placed 10th at districts, should pro
vide scoring for the Huskers from
the No. 3 spot. Juniors Philip Maiyo
and Jim Vance will also be key run
ners for the men, Dirksen said.
The No. 23 women’s team,
which earned a wild-card entry to
the championships, has an excellent
chance to finish among the top 20,
Dirksen said.
Three freshmen and one sopho
more will run in the Huskers’ top
seven. Senior Christina Blackmer,
junior Nora Shepherd and senior
Sherri Elwood Macfee are the only
Husker runners with championship
Blackmer said NU must remain
focused in the intense championship
“The difference is that instead
of being back in the 30s and 40s,
you’re back in the hundreds, so you
have to be prepared,” Blackmer
But the women’s team is poised
for an outstanding performance,
Dirksen said. He said freshman
Jaime Pauli and sophomore Melissa
Wilson could have great perfor
“Christina has been running
well, but she’s due for a great race,”
Dirksen said. “All of them—up and
down the line—still have a better
race in them.” < , |
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By Shannon Heffelfinger
Staff Reporter
Nebraska Women’s Basketball
Coach Angela Beck was apprehensive
about her team beginning the 1996-97
season on the road.
Beck’s nerves were quickly calmed
Friday night in Normal, 111., where the
Corahuskers downed Illinois State 79
70 at Redbird Arena.
Nebraska (1 -0) won with balanced
scoring attack, receiving 17 points
from Emily Thompson, 13 apiece from
Nicole Kubik, Anna DeForge and
LaToya Doage, and 12 points from
Una McClain, who also grabbedeight
NU shot 51 percent for the game,
jumping to a 46-31 halftime lead.
Blinds State (0-2) was led by Val
Trame, who scored 21 points. ISU had
four players in double figures, but the
rest of its team scored just three points
inthclosg*. . \ ,
NU will play host to Southern Utah
Tuesday night at the Bob Devaney
. Sports Center.