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Husker senior linemen rush into leadership roles LINE from page 7 that ahead of diem.” And the best way to do that, Rucker said, is by good example. “There is only so much leading you can do vocally” Rucker said. “The best leadership comes through your actions. You can talk the talk, but when it comes down to it, can you walk the walk? That’s what it’s all about” The change in Rucker and Kelsay’s on-field demeanor has also affected their relationship off the field. “We were always so competitive because we’ve always been fighting for the same position,” Kelsay said. “Now we’ve got our spots and we have things to get done.” Rucker agreed. “My first few years, I joked around quite a bit, and I don’t know if people took me seriously,” Rucker said. “I still joke, but I know when to stop. There’s a time to play and there’s a time to get busy.” Note: The Huskers will prac tice with pads for the first time this spring Friday, NU Coach Frank Solich said. Nebraska will then scrim mage for half of Saturday’s practice. Returning Defensive Linemen Players listed according to spring depth chart (statistics from 1997) Left rush end HL WL Yr. Games Tackles ChadKeteay 63 250 Sr. 12 34 Kyle Vanden Bosch 6-4 260 So. 12 21 Brandon fcfeobe^: 65 245 So. 3 ••••• 0 : Nose tackle HL WL Yr. Games Tackles Steve Warren 61 3% Jr. 12 13 LuisAlmanzar 6-3 285 So. N/A N/A Defensive tackle HL WL Yr. Games Tackles Jason Wftz 64 310 Sr. 11 34 Loran Kaiser 65 255 So. 6 5 Right rush end HL WL Yr. Games Tackles Mie Rucker 66 Sr. 12 38 Travis Toline 63 245 Sr. 11 7 Aaron Was .;. 62 240 Jr. S -4 Players lost: Jason Peter (DT), Grant Wistrom (RR), Brandon Drum (NT), Derek Alen (DT), Curt Ladners (DT) Mouge ’g ILibrarp j 16' I Sox ]>ii l^ftd m » ; j ; '■ i., r-T S ‘ill \ l i ■ (Tj t See More. Spend Less. Special fans far students and faculty from DER Travel Services. Unlimited jail travel in 17 countries. Unlimited rail travel in the most popular European countries. .. .1 5 rail travel days in one month. Airfares at low “consolidator” rates. Available now /frv7 firm AAA. 2900 aOn Street, Lincoln (402) 441-4500 Teamwork key focus for track team success By James Nicas Staff Reporter Team accomplishments are often overlooked in sports with individual events. However, the Nebraska track and field team is working hard to mesh its individual members into one of the most powerful teams in the country. This Saturday, the men’s and women’s teams will travel to Fresno, Calif., to compete in the Bob Mathias Relays against Stanford, Fresno and Cal-State Northridge. Nebraska Throws Coach Mark CoUigan said the throwers are trying to do their part this weekend to help the team. Track athletes often focus on an individual event. Fortunately, All American junior Scott Warren said, team goals come first while wearing the scarlet and cream. “It is a conflict when I’m done in school and only have to focus on one event,” Warren said. “If I focus on one event I could get a lot better. I know I need to throw more than one event for the team, and I am willing to do that.” Colligan said he appreciated the help he has received from his throwers who want to throw in more than one Tom Osboniit f.' • is speaking Sunda^gl a. April 5® at c=:: ’pzz> in the Union about :|g /\ faith and Cbrisriaini^:; • • . : ■ ❖* .• 1 Sponsored by . . f fellowship of Christian Athletes. _All Welcome r event. “Normally, they say they want to throw all these events,” Colligan said. “So for the coaches, it makes our job much easier. It’s not we won’t let them throw, we just don’t want them doing too much.” Hard practice has paid off for many throwers, which will lighten the load for others, Colligan said. Nebraska sophomore Jack Melson has provi sionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the shot put with a toss of 59-1A “Jack is throwing farther than I am in the shot, so that really helps us out.” Warren said. All-American senior Tressa Thompson has thrown an NCAA auto matic qualifying throw of 57-5% in the shot put. But Thompson still wants more. “For Tressa, she considers any event she doesn’t throw lost points for the team in the Big 12.” Colligan said. “It is a difficult decision to say she can’t (throw).” The team atmosphere not only car ries to the track and field team, but to the entire athletic program. “We focus on trying to help the school as being the best athletic depart ment in the conference.” Colligan said. “That is very important to us.” BUY RECYCLED. and save; i Test Anxiety? Do you draw blank at the test? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Join us and learn how to relax as you prepare for exams. 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