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most of his
Christian Peter is finally getting a
fair shot at the NFL.
His past is finally being put
behind him, and a precious future is
in front of him.
However, Peter’s future is a very
He’s caught on with the New York
Giants as a defensive tackle. He’s
close to his hometown of Locust,
N.J., and far away from the problems
he had at Nebraska.
His life is starting to settle down.
In Sunday’s 40-13 loss to
Jacksonville, the 6-foot-3, 300
pound Peter played about 20 plays.
His younger brother Jason Peter said
Christian was happy with the oppor
tunities he’s.being given.
“They’ve done everything fairly,”
Jason said of his brother’s second
NFL team. “They laid down certain
rules, and he’s happy for that
Christian s tirst chance in the
NFL was supposed to come with Bill
Parcells’ New England Patriots a
year ago. Because of their supposed
lack of knowledge about Peter during
the draft process, that didn’t happen,
and he ended up watching the NFL
on TNT all season without practicing
a down. Then, he was picked up by
the Giants for this season. Now, he’s
making good on the rules the Giants
set down for him.
Essentially, Christian is on a one
strike policy. That means one mistake
can keep him from a prosperous NFL
Jason said his brother is taking
that very seriously.
And he should. Christian had a
lot of tough breaks in the last few
years, not the least of which is New
England telling him not to show up
for camp. He deserves the chances
he’s now receiving.
And Jason is doing all he can to
ensure that the Peter name is not
remembered for Christian’s off-the
“I have to be aware of what I’m
doing at all times,” Jason said. “I
have to stay out of those situations.”
And so does Christian. He’s liv
ing close to home and succeeding on
a Held where some never thought he
would play - an NFL field. He’s got- ;
ten a chance to go back to the sport he
loves and straighten out his me.
Everyone should be so lucky. A
second chance comes very rarely in
life. If Christian makes the best of it,
he could be an inspiration to those
down on their luck. Everyone
deserves a second chance, and maybe
a third and fourth if they need it. I
admire the Giants’ front office for
seeing Christian as a person who can
overcome his past and help his team
I hope he makes the best of the
chance he is given and watches pitch
after pitch come his way without tak
ing that last strike. I don’t want to see
him called out.
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Korver aims to dominate in middle
By Shannon Heffelfinger
Every one of the Nebraska
volleyball team’s 1996 highlight
films features Megan Korver’s
> defining moment.
Three times during the
Cornhuskers’ NCAA Tournament
East Regional final against Penn
State last season, the middle
blocker came up big for NU.
Three times, Nebraska fans
watched Korver, building
momentum as she slipped to the
right of Husker setter Fiona Nepo
for backslides that resulted in a
thundering kills, including the
last two of the fifth game, which
sent NU to its second straight
The match proved to be a
glimpse of things to come.
Two weeks into this new sea
son, NU has begun to rely heavily
on the 6-foot-1 junior in critical
situations - rapidly expanding
Korver’s personal highlight film.
“Whenever people show high
light tapes, it’s Megan Korver in
the Penn State match,” Korver
said. “That’s what people know
me for. Sometimes I think I do
play better under pressure. You
can’t have passive attacks or tips,
because the other team will pick
up the ball. You just have to pound
it if you want to close it out. It’s
focus, and it’s the will to win. You
find a way, before that match
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MEGAN KORVER (No. 5) celebrates with her NU teammates during last
weekend’s First Bank Invitational at the NU Coliseum.
By Sam McKewon
wrn cAslpw start proved toomuchtO'bVefcoirtleas
the Nebraska women’s golf team finished sec
ond to Missouri in the Chip-N Club Invitational
Tuesday at HiMark Golf Course.
The Huskers finished with a 54-hole total of
909, while Missouri set a school record shooting
888. Kansas State finished in third place with a
The first round was the most costly for the
Huskers as they fell behind the Tigers by 12
Nebraska coach Robin Krapfl said the Tigers
played too well to be caught after the slow first
“They deserve all the credit for playing as
well as they did,”she said. “We didn’t play too
bad after the first round, but we saw that the wind
was goihg to blow pretty hard today, so it was
unlikely that we were going to score real well.”
That wind also hurt the Huskers on Monday,
especially on the par-3s. Accustomed to playing
the par-3s with a south wind, NU played with a
the breeze from the opposite direction both days.
The wind wreaked havoc on the team’s club
selections on those holes.
“We were 17-over as a team on those-3s in
the first round alone, so that really hurt us,”
Krapfl said. “We basically had bad club selec
tion and then weren’t able to get up and down
from the positions we left ourselves in.” >
The short game also failed NU during the
tournament. Despite what Krapfl described as
relatively tame greens, she said, NU averaged
four or five putts more than it would have want
ed for the tournament.
“We had been good in practice with our short
game, so I was a little surprised this happened,”
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RACHE11E TACHA lines up a putt Tuesday during the final round of the Chip-N Club Invitational.
Culpepper poses big threat for NU defense
By Antone Oseka
Rarely does a college quarterback
invite comparisons to John Elway.
On Tuesday, Nebraska defensive
coordinator Charlie McBride said
Central Florida quarterback Daunte
Culpepper reminds him of Elway, the
hard-throwing Denver Broncos’ star
“It’s like tackling a telephone
pole,” McBride said of the UCF sig
nal caller. “He’s not easy to bring
McBride will find out if his
defense can tackle Culpepper
Saturday when the Huskers play the
Golden Knights at 12:30 p.m. in
- “You take teams like this for
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granted, you get beat,” McBride said.
Nebraska coach Tom Osborne
said he could think of three or four
Big 12 teams he would rather face
than Central Florida. He wouldn’t
specify the Big 12 teams, but added
that Central Florida is more talented
titan those three or four teams, and on
an even level with an additional three
or four other teams in the Big 12.
“They would do well in the Big
12, and have better talent than some
teams in die league” Osborne said of
Most of that is because of the play
of the 6-foot-4 junior quarterback
from Ocala, Fla. In UCF’s two games
this season - a 24-23 loss to
Mississippi and a 33-31 loss to South
Carolina - Culpepper has thrown for
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