Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1997)
Apply electronically for federal
student aid It's fast free, and easy.
_____ _ w .
Who says you can’t get paid to
go to college!
packets are here!
CBA Students: Pick up your
application in CBA 138
Deadline is February 1, 1998.
-— ■ ■ J
J Get a felt sahfwich, chips abf a .
1 mefrt4tr> soft frihk for just
Cotr e for the bagel?, ?tay for lurch.
I AtW get ore of our ta?ty ?ardwiche(,
loaded with lear treat? ard -(re?h veggie?,
I plu? chip? ard a </rirk for
* M.n ■" ^ l
| ^ffet vaW tkouj\ fi/3l/)7. O** axjfX* fYt f*n<*v frr Vok/ on all placet* od*r ttah Eartk |
FRANCK from page 7_
“(Playing with Canada) was a
huge confidence booster,” Franck
said. “Coming back from my
ACL injury, I was better than I
Franck is not only a player on
the field, she is also a leader. For
the last three years, she has been
a co-captain for the Huskers.
Franck may be a leader on the
soccer field, but you won’t hear
too. much from her during a
“I think it fits my personality
to lead by example,” Franck said.
“Whether it is practice, a game,
in the weight room or in the
classroom, I always give 110 per
Franck said last season’s Big
12 Tournament championship
win over Texas A&M ranks as
one of her favorite memories.
With her college career com
ing to an end, Franck said those
memories are what has advanced
her as both a player and a person.
“It has been a growing experi
ence for me,” Franck said.
“Getting into the college scene
and then coming here was what I
was looking for as far as soccer is
concerned. Every year it got
more and more demanding.”
DEFENDER TANYA FRANCK is a major contributor to a Husfcer defense who
has only allowed 12 goals this season. The senior co-captain has also
stepped up her offensive output, scoring three goals from her defensive
1 Huskers aim to finish strong
By Shannon Heffelfinger
Four losses have damaged the
Nebraska volleyball team’s preseason
gffit of winning the Big 12
fi|i^j|iSf^nce. Bit the Gernhuskers
4 have turned their attention to a larger
objective as the odds of earning the
league title become more difficult to
overcome with two weeks remaining
in the conference season.
“We have the opportunity, if we
play well the rest of the way, to have
been the strongest conference team in
the latter part of the season,” Pettit
said. “That’s what matters for the
Pettit said seven league reams
appear capable of earning a bid for
the tournament, which begins Dec. 5
6 with first- and second-round
In addition to the Huskers, con
ference leader and No. 10 Texas,
Colorado, No. 17 Texas A&M,
Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas
Tech deserve consideration, Pettit
The Big 12 placed half of its
teams in the tournament last season.
Pettit credited the impressive per
centage to the high level of talent
among conference teams.
That tdlent and experience has
translated into greater competition
for NU (21-6 overall and 12-2 in the
league) this season. Nebraska has
swept its past six matches but strug
gled with the parity the league offers.
After breezing through its confer
ence slate last year with just one loss,
NU has faced a much tougher fight in
its quest to defend its 1996 Big 12 title,
losing to conference opponents an
uncharacteristic four times in 1997.
Injuries to starter Jaime Krondak
and defensive specialist Renee
Saunders - along with the experience
and talent of the league’s top teams
this season - have contributed to
Nebraska’s failure to repeat last year’s
dominance over conference teams,
Nebraska, which shares the
league’s third-place ranking with
A&M, must win its remaining four
matches to contest Texas’ hold over
the league’s top spot.
NU travels to Texas Tech and
Baylor this weekend before it plays
host to the Longhorns and A&M Nov.
28-29 at the NU Coliseum.
For the Huskers to leap over
Colorado and tie of steal the top spot
from Texas, the Longhorns would
have to lose three of their four
remaining matches, and CU would
have to lose two of its final four.
The complicated scenario does
not concern Pettit, who said the cham
pionship represents a small honor in
the greater scheme of the season.
“Four or five years ago,” Pettit
said, “we could just waltz through
and not really know how good we
were. So now, the won-loss record
isn’t as impressive, but in terms of
preparing yourself for the NCAAs,
this is a much better conference.”
! Speedy Texan accepts NU football offer
By David Wilson
Two highly recruited Texas high
school seniors jumped into a car last
’ Friday and headed for Lincoln.
When they returned home, one
had given his word to play football at
Nebraska and the other came close to
reaching a decision.
Michael Demps, a 5-foot-9,195
pound athlete from D^bar High in Fort
Worth, Texas, became the ninth high
school senior to give the Comhuskers a
verbal commitment His teammate, 6
foot, 175-pound cornerback Willie
Miles, who was offered a scholarship at
NU’s June football camp, also matte tire
unofficial visit to Lincoln.
Dunbar Coach Bob Jones, origi
nally from Lexington, said he felt
comfortable sending players to play
football at Nebraska. Jones, in his
first year at Dunbar, has implemented
a “Nebraska-style” offense. -
“When you’re a Nebraska person,
you always feel good about Nebraska,”
Jones said. “I think it’s a great opportu
nity for both of themrif it works out.”
Jones said he thought Miles
would also eventually commit to play
for the Huskers, but Miles will first
take recruiting visits to Michigan,
Colorado. Tennessee and an official
visit to Nebraska.
Demps was convinced Lincoln
was the place for him after attending
his first-ever college football game
Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
“It was obe of the best experiences
I’ve ever had,” said Demps, who has
qualified academically. “The fans and
everybody were into it. Everywhere
you went, you’d see somebody wear
ing something from Nebraska. The
community is so involved.”
After the game, Demps was
allowed into die locker room to talk
with NU CoachTom Osborne. Demps
also considered Texas Tech, Oklahoma
State, SMU, Texas A&M, Miami and
Tennessee, but Osborne was the first
to offer him a scholarship.
“He said if I was going to come up
and play, he’dhave a scholarship for me,”
Demps said. “Once I heard that, a light
bulb went on in my head. It was one of
my major goals to grow up and play at a
major D-l school like Nebraska. I don’t
need to see anything else:”
As a senior this fall, Demps pri
marily spent his playing time at tail
back, but the Huskers, were recruit
ing him as an athlete, he said.
Through his four-year varsity career,
Demps has also played fullback, safe
ty, linebacker, cornerback, quarter
back and was Dunbar’s deep snapper.
“One of the newspaper guys that
called earlier asked if he sold hot dogs
at halftime,” Jones said. “I said, ‘Yes he
does, and he does a heck of a job at it.’”
Demps, who runs a 4;39-second
electronically timed 40-yard dash, took
203 carries for 1,346 yards and scored
20 touchdowns in 814 games. He missed
114 games because of an ankle injury.
The leading scorer in the
Metroplex, whichincludes Dallas,
Fort Worth, anchimington, Demps
was voted the most valuable player in
District 7 in Class 5A, the largest
high school class in Texas.
“If they put him in a position where
they need help, he’ll bust his fanny to
do everything he can,” Jones said.
Considered one of the top high
school cornerbacks in the nation.
Miles blocked a kick, returned a kick
off for touchdown, and had six or seven
pass breakups this season, Jones said.
Miles, who runs a 4.35 electronic
40-yard dash, has narrowed his choices
to Tennessee and Nebraska, Demps said.
“I think he’ll decide soon,”
Demps said. “I try to let him decide,
but I think he’s thinking a little
stronger toward Nebraska.”
Powered by Open ONI