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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 28, 1997)
By Gregg Madsen
The Nebraska women’s gym
nastics team posted its second-high
est team score in school history
Monday night at Southeast Missouri
The Cornhuskers scored a
195.45 to defeat Southeast Missouri
State (192.075), Western Michigan
(190.2) and Texas Women’s Uni
Sparked by a school record
49.375 team score on the uneven
bars, the fifth-ranked Huskers im
proved their record to 4-0.
Nebraska Coach Dan Kendig
said the Huskers still have room for
“1 think we are where we need
to be,” Kendig said after the meet.
“We can still make some progress.
But for now, we’re in good shape.”
Seniors Shelly Bartlett and Kim
DeHaan led the way on the bars,
tying for first place at 9.925. Sopho
more Laurie McLaughlin and fresh
man Nicole Wilkinson tied for third
Bartlett won her third all-around
title of the season with a score of
39.35. The Spokane, Wash., native
won the floor exercise (9.875), tied
for third on the balance beam (9.85)
and was fourth on the vault (9.7).
Sophomore Misty Oxford tied
for first on the beam with a career
best 9.9. Oxford was second on the
floor exercise (9.825) and third on
the vault (9.75).
Wilkinson finished third in the
all-around with a 38.725 and fresh
man Heather Brink was fifth
Kendig said sophomores
Courtney Brown and Amie Diliman
were held out of the meet because
for a repeat
HENRY from page 9
ingredients are also part of the recipe.
“She has had a terrific work ethic,”
Pepin said. “She’s intelligent, has high
goals and works hard.
“Then you start mixing all of those
together in the crock pot and boil them
up and they come out with a pretty
Besides repeating as NCAA long
jump champion, Henry said she has
one other goal to add to her already
“I would like to go to nationals in
the 200,” Henry said.
In Saturday’s Nebraska Open, I
Henry triumphed in the 200-meter dash
with a bolt of 24.54 seconds.
Pepin said it is not farfetched to see
Henry defend her title or make the 200
“Whatever she sets out to do,” Pepin
said, “she’s going to do a very fine job.” |
Back, linebacker to play for NU
KKUKurra irom page a
down with one man.”
White, who rushed for 2,664 yards
on 345 attempts and scored 37 touch
downs his senior year, holds both ca
reer and season rushing records for the
Green Bay metro area.
Golomski said he expects Nebraska
to give White a shot a»a running back.
“He’s a natural running back,”
Golomski said. “He wants to carry the
rock. He’s going to put some more
weight on and I think he’s got a chance
to be real successful at the next level.”
White, who said he has qualified
academically, said he will enroll in a
class at NU this summer while work
ing out with the team.
»^\Gustafson, a linebacker from
Gallup, N.M., made his decision Sat
urday, immediately after being offered
a scholarship from Nebraska, Gallup
Coach Jeff Taylor said.
But the 6-foot-3,205-pounder was
not initially recruited by NU.
Taylor sent tapes to Lincoln—NU
was Gustafson’s prime choice — and
the Nebraska coaches, Taylor said,
liked what they saw.
“He’s got real good speed,” Taylor
said, “and he’s got a nose for football.
He’s got the size to stop the inside run
and he can also help out on the perim
While on a visit to see quarterback
Bobby Newcombe, who committed to
Nebraska over the summer, Osborne
also met with Gustafson, Taylor said.
At middle linebacker Gustafson has
been the play caller for the Gallup de
fense the past three seasons, Taylor
said. As a senior, Gustafson recorded
28 solo tackles, 165 assisted tackles
and intercepted three passes. However,
Gallup finished 3-8 in New Mexico’s
The Husker coaches, Taylor said,
will likely move Gustafson to outside
linebacker because of his size. Thylor
said Gustafson would be happy to play
almost any position.
“I know he loves to play football
and this is a dream he’s had since he
was a kid,” Taylor said. “For him to do
this, it’s just an awesome thing.”
In other recruiting news: Travis
Blomgren, a safety from Doylestown,
Pa., said Monday that he had verbally
committed to Penn State.
Running Back Travis Minor, from
Baton Rouge, La., will visit LSU this
weekend and will not make an official
visit to Lincoln, Baton Rouge Catho
lic Coach Dale Weiner said Monday.
Eric Gooden, a running back from
Midwest City, Okla., said Monday that
he had decided between Kansas State
and Nebraska, and he witl not reveal
his decision until signing day, Feb. 5.
WOES from page 9_
got to take it one game at a time, start
ing with Iowa State and then worry
The No. 1 Jayhawks play host to
Nebraska on Saturday before die Husk
ers face No. 18 Colorado in Lincoln
on Feb. 5 and No. 22 Texas Tech on
Feb. 8 in Lubbock, Texas.
‘Tm not really worried about the
teams we are playing,” NU center
Mikki Moore said. “I’m worried about
us more than anything.”
Moore said the Huskers failed to
accomplish each of their three primary
goals in Saturday’s loss to the Soon
“That team out-rebounded us,”
Moore said. “We’re not supposed to
OU hammered the Huskers on the
boards, grabbing 40 rebounds to
Nebraska’s 26, just the fourth thhe this
season an opponent has out-rebounded
Nebraska also set its sights on OU
guard Nate Erdmann, but the 6-foot
5-inch senior turned the tables, burn
ing the Huskers for 34 points on 10
of-15 shooting. The Huskers’ third
goal, Moore said, was to stop all
Sooner transition baskets.
“We didn’t do that, too,” Moore
said. “So I think we failed as a team. It
showed on the court.”
Through 18 games, Nebraska leads
the Big 12 Conference with 347 turn
overs, and the Huskers have hit only
56 3-pointers this season, by far the
lowest total of any league team.
Point guard Tyronn Lue ranks sec
raid in the league behind Tfexas’ Reggie
Freeman with 65 turnovers, and the 6
foot sophomore has turned the ball
over 29 times in six Big 12 games, tops
among league players.
But Lue’s stats go nowhere but up
from there. In conference games, NU’s
on-court leader averages 21.8 points,
fifth in the Big 12, and 5.5 assists,
fourth in the league. Lue also ranks
fourth in steals (2.5 per game), first in
free-throw shooting (88.9 percent) and
10th in field-goal shooting (45.5 per
Last week, he averaged 28 points
in NU’s two losses, but in 77 minutes,
he committed 13 turnovers.
“We have had good scouting re
ports,” Lue said. “We just didn’t in
volve the game plan too well. 1 think
we can improve a lot, and it starts with
Nebraska’s 3-3 league mark places
it fourth in the six-team North Divi
sion. Only Missouri, which plays to
night at Texas A&M, and 0-6 Kansas
State sit below the Huskers. Nebraska,
0-3 against ranked teams this year,
doesn’t play another unranked foe un
til Feb. 10, when it visits KSU.
Since the 1994-95 season, NU has
won only three of 19 games against
ranked teams — last downing No. 23
Texas on Jan. 3,1996—and the Husk
ers haven’t beaten a ranked conference
opponent sauce Feb. 5,1995, when they
topped Oklahoma in Lincoln.
“We’re trying to get one anywhere
you can,” Coach Danny Nee said.
“Losing is losing, and it’s going to get
you down. We’re competing, but we’re
not playing well enough to win.”
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