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In four years at Nebraska I’ve
never had a problem with ASUN -
Every football season, the
Association of Students ofthe University
of Nebraska is in charge of choosing the
annual student migration game.
In years past the NU ticket office
is gracious enough to reserve 500tick
ets for student season-ticket holders
who are interested in traveling to a
Comhusker road game.
Last year students were lucky
enough to watch the Huskers whip up
on Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. In 1994
and 1996, Manhattan, Kan., was the
destination for the Husker students
Logic would suggest that the 1998
trip would be to Manhattan, right?
That would be too simple.
Instead, AS UN decided to choose
the Oct. 3 Oklahoma State game at
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The reason; Instead of500 tickets
for students, the ticket office offered
ASUN 1,000 tickets.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Hey, that stingy ticket office over
there by the stadium is finally listen
ing to reason.
However, one has to be suspicious
when an “evil empire” like the ticket
office is nice to students.
For those of you who don’t know,
Arrowhead Stadium seats about
According to a representative
from the NU Ticket Office, the
University was allotted40,000tickets.
As opposed to the usual road
game allotment of4,000 tickets for a
game at, oh, let^s say Kansas State.
So of course the ticket office has
1.000 tickets to spare.
I’m not an economics major, but it
doesn’t take Adam Smith to figure out
that the demand for the OSU game
will not match the supply.
Now which game would you rather
How about both?
Kansas State is likely to be
Nebraskals best road test of the season.
They will be two ranked teams involved
in a game in mid-November, with the
winner likely to be North Division
champions in the Big 12 Conference.
Oklahoma State might be a good
game, and eating at Stroud’s Fried
Chicken is another incentive to go to
Kansas City. ^
But any student and their room
mate will be able to get a ticket to the
game in Kansas City, while students
will have to fight with scalpers if they
want to see Kansas State.
Because donors get first crack at
tickets, and 4,000 won’t be enough to
Way to go ASUN. Morons.
Andrew Strnad is a senior
broadcasting and political science
major and Daily Nebraskan staff
NU SENIOR Jennifer Thoste is the “quiet leader” of the Husker women’s tennis team. Thoste teams up with fellow German Sandra Noetzel in No. 1 dou
bles for Nebraska.
German admires U.S. approach
By Jay Saunders
For Jennifer Thoste, there is no
place like home - but Nebraska is not
a bad place to be.
Thoste, a senior on the Nebraska
women’s tennis team, has had to deal
with a lot of changes since leaving
home. She has had to deal with an
entirely different country.
Thoste came to Nebraska from
Hannover, Germany. Hannover is a
far cry from Lincoln, but Thoste said
she enjoys it here very much.
“It is a nice college,” Thoste said.
“It is good to play tennis on a team
that is totally different from home.”
When Thoste arrived in the
United States four years ago, she did
so with the intent of leaving after one
year and going back to Germany.
Frauke Hachtmann, a member of the
Husker tennis team at the time
Thoste made her college decision,
was a big reason Thoste came and
stayed at NU.
When it came time for sopho
more Sandra Noetzel, who is also
from Hannover, to paake a decision
on where to attend school, Thoste
convinced Noetzel to come to
Nebraska. Now, the two are best
friends and roommates.
“It is always nice to have your
beit friend on die team,” Thoste said.
“It helps a lot”
One person who was glad to see
both Thoste dad Noetzel come to NU
was Husker Coach Scott Jacobson.
Jacobson said Thoste helps the
Huskers in many ways - but you
won’t hear her say it.
“She is a quiet leader,” Jacobson
said, “not a rah-rah leader on the
court. But when her mindset is that
she is ready to play, she can do so at
the highest level.”
Thoste said there are a lot of
striking differences in how tennis is
approached in the United States
compared to in Germany. The
biggest difference could be the very
ground Thoste stands on every day.
In Germany, tennis usually is played
on clay, which is a much slower sur
face than the American hardcourts.
If any tennis is played indoors in
Germany, it is played on a carpeted
surface comparable to Astroturf.
Thoste said in Germany, schools
don’t compete against each other.
But despite the differences, Thoste
said she isn’t having a problem.
“For me,” Thoste said, “(making
the switch) wasn’t too hard. At home,
everyone is worried about ranking:"
Here, it doesn’t really matter if you
play No. 4 or Norbrft is an interest
ing experience.” .
Thoste has dealt with the changes
well enough to have a great deal of
success at NU. Last season, she fin
ished with a record of 15-11, primar
ily playing No. 4 for the Huskers.
She teamed with Noetze) at No. 1
doubles and had equal success. The
duo finished 15-6 last year, and by the
end of the season was ranked as high
as 49th in the country. That was the
highest of any Husker doubles team
“(Thoste) is tremendously gift
ed,” Jacobson said. “In doubles, you
need to pick each other up on the
court. They work well together.”
NU ‘D’ set to defy Raiders |
■ Nee says the key to
stopping Texas Tech’s
offense is shutting down
the play of its guards.
By Sam McKewon
Tonight’s Nebraska-Texas Tech
men’s basketball game is a matchup
of offense vs. defense.
The Comhuskers are second in
the Big 12 Conference in field goal
percentage defense. The Red Raiders
are one of the conference’s best 3
point shooting teams.
NU allows its opponents 68.7
points per game. TTU averages 78.5
points per game.
Something has to give.
And if Nebraska Coach Danny
Nee has his way, NU’s stingy defense
will win out in tonight’s matchup at 7
in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
‘We’re not playing that way,” Nee
said, referring to Texas Tech’s high
scoring, up-tempo style of play. “And
tougher assignments this season.
The Red Raiders feature a lineup
and game plan that is different from
most teams in the Big 12. Texas Tech
starts three guardswhile their center
Johnny Phillips stands only 6-foot-8.
Those three guards, Cory Carr,
Rayford Young and Stan Bonewitz,
are the lifeblood of the team. They
account for 68 percent of the scoring
and all but 10 of the 187 3-pointers
made by the Red Raiders this season.
Carr leads the league in scoring at
24.1 points per game.
Nee said the three guards will
force NU to alter its defense and put
more pressure on the perimeter.
» “The trio of Young, Carr and
Bonewitz are as good a threesome as
there is in the league or anywhere in
the country,” Nee said. “We have to
guard them straight, hard and smart”
Recent history would prove the
Huskers can guard the perimeter.
Opponents have connected on only
25 of 95 (26.3 percent) 3-point
attempts in the past four games - all
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The No. 5 Texas Tech women’s bas- _
ketball team has all but clinched the Big
12 conferenced regular season title. The
No. 23 Nebraska Cornhuskers have
reached what NU Coach Paul
Sanderfbid said were “magic numbers”
- 20 regular season wins and nine con
ference wins - to get into the NCAA
But Sanderford said NU’s game
tonight at 7 in Lubbock, Texas, is impor
tant for more than a berth in the “big
“I think we are in the (NCAA) tour
nament,” Sanderford said. “But right
now we are playing for our life in the Big
12. That makes every game important”
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