Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 13, 1978 · 17
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Sports lincoln Journal' Friday, October 13, 1978 1 7 Huskers ByMlkeBabcock Staff Sports Writer Be it ever so humble, there's no place like homecoming at Nebraska. And if tradition means anything, you'd figure Kansas State will be the ideal Husker football opponent Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. The Wildcats are Big Eight members just about a necessity for a homecoming game and they're wide-open enough that they can provide some excitement. But in recent years Kansas State hasn't been too tough, and that's the kind of opposition you want for the ritual sacrifice before all those rabid alumns decked out in red. If you were running an escort service of homecoming opponents, the Wildcats would be at the top of the Big Eight list Until the last two Saturdays, they've been entertaining losers. Nebraska has defeated Kansas State nine straight times. In 17 of the last 18 games between the teams, the Huskers have been winners. But that one loss occurred in 1968, and, you guessed it, the game was homecoming at Nebraska. The Wildcats spoiled Calm Guidry ready to bring NY back NEW YORK (UPI) - The winds of turmoil and potential disaster swirling all around him, Ron Guidry, the New York Yankees' season-long lifesaver, remains calm much like the eye of a hurricane. His teammates, trailing in the World Series two games to none, are squabbling again; his manager, reportedly voted only a half-share of the World Series booty, is finding that patience and good fortune can be fleeting," and all the while, his opponents, the Los Angeles Dodgers, are pointing to him and thinking "sweep." This was the pressure-cooker situation that Guidry, the major leagues' outstanding pitcher this year with a 25-3 record, faced Friday night as the Series shifted to Yankee Stadium. For the 15th lime this season, the Yankees, coming off a loss, were asking Guidry to bail them out. If there was one ray of optimism besides the man himself amid the Yankees' latest traumas, it was that Guidry was also well rested (five days) and figured to be in top physical shape for this, their most crucial game. "My arm feels as strong now as it was throughout the season," said the 5-11, 160-pound Guidry, who has thus far pitched 281 innings. "I don't know what effect the number of innings I have worked will have on me in the World Series, but you can always call upon yourself to get up one more time." The Dodgers, who raked over Ed Fi-gueroa in Game One, and took Catfish Hunter "deep" for the one home run they needed in Game Two, are well aware that a win over Guidry could mean a quick Series. "If we beat Guidry, we can sweep this Series," said Ron Cey, who drove in four Dodger runs in Wednesday, night's 4-3 thriller with a homer and a single. Opposing Guidry for the Dodgers will be right-hander Don Sutton, a formidable veteran of post-season play. Until his loss to Philadelphia in last year's playoffs, Sutton had won five straight post-season games including two in the World Series. "When you're on the mound, you don't think of your record in past seasons," said Sutton. "It's the competition you have to guard against. Against the Yankees in their park, I worry about being hit out in that short right field porch. You have an airport in center field and I hope a lot of balls land there." Sutton, however, conceded the matchup against Guidry could be a most difficult task. "I don't know if pitching against a 25-3 winner is a pressure situation," said Sutton. "I do believe that I'm not going to win a 10-0 game. I keep thinking that Gui Fish, water policies settled By Tom Vint Outdoor Editor The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Friday set up regulation changes for 1979 fishing and adopted the framework for water use in the state. The commissioners, at their regular monthly meeting, made five prominent fishing changes affecting bullfrogging, ice, fee, and Fremont State Recreation Area fishing and fishing tournaments. Bullfroggers will be confronting a size limit on their game species next season in an effort to-provide more quality frogging " in years to come, said fisheries chief Bob Thomas. A 4Mi-inch body length will be required as of next year and gigging and bow hunting of frogs will no longer be allowed. Ice fishermen east of Hwy. 281 will be restricted to five fishing lines with no more than two hooks each in an effort to cut down on the congestion for ice fishermen on popular eastern lakes. Western ice fishermen will still be permitted 15 fishing lines, however. The fee fishing change was more paper confirmation than anything else as regulation changes will no longer require fee fishing at Fort Robinson and associated special use areas in Sioux County. That leaves Two Rivers as the only state fee fishing area in Nebraska. The trout pond also received a change in removal of the two-tag per day limit Fremont State Lakes users will notice a change in fishing hoping the Big Red festivities that bitter-cold, blizzard-blemished day, 12 0. It was the last time the Huskers have lost a homecoming battle. Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne isn't rubbing his hands in anticipation of the fact that Kansas State is the Huskers' homecoming guest this year. "As a coach, you realize how many things can happen to you," he said. "At times before a game, I've felt pretty confident we'd play well, but you can never predict how the other team will do." There's certainly no way Osborne will predict what K-State might do, and he' isn't even saying he's confident about what his Huskers will do, plagued as they are by nagging little injuries. "They're really a little different offensive team than any we've faced," Osborne said of the Wildcats. Sure the 'Cats rely on the strong right arm of quarterback Dan ManuccL They pass the football a lot, but you would to if you were in their position. , Throwing the ball is one of the best equalizers for a team trying to compensate for seasons of chronic failure. Unpredictability is another. If you're going down, why not do it playing sideline-to-sideline? First-year dry is Sandy Kouf ax reincarnated. I can't envision anyone else being 25-3. It takes skill, luck and motivation." Meanwhile, the Yankees appeared to be seeking their motivation from a familiar source turmoil. Prior to Wednesday's game, center fielder Mickey Rivers attempted to bring a relative on the team bus. When Bill Kane, the Yankees' traveling secretary refused, Rivers began shouting and shoving. After the game, Reggie Jackson, who struck out to end it, flung his bat against the dugout wall and began flailing away at his teammates both verbally and physically. In both cases, Yankee manager Bob Lemon, who has reportedly been voted only a half share of the World Series money by his ungrateful troops, got caught in the middle. Lemon tried to step between Rivers and Kane and was jostled around in the process. When Jackson began pushing his way through the dugout tunnel that leads into the Yankee clubhouse, the first man he knocked aside was the manager. Lemon, who took over from Billy Martin at midseason when the Yankees were 10 games behind in the American League East race, has, like Guidry, been a calming force on this tempestuous team of high-salaried stars. But when Jackson barreled into him, Lemon shoved back and told his tempermental slugger to cool off. "I shouldn't have said anything to Reggie," Lemon said later. "I should have let it run its course. How many times did I come storming off the mound when I was pitching? Reggie was upset about a few things. I can understand that." Korchnoi tops Karpov BAGUIO, Philippines (UPI) - Victor Korchnoi, written off as a sure loser two weeks ago, today defeated champion Anatoly Karpov to even the longest-ever world series of chess at five wins each. Korchnoi, who at one point trailed Karpov 4-1, today forced the title holder to resign their 31st game after 70 moves. The stateless Russian defector's victory in the longest and richest title match put him within one game of taking the ti-tile from his former teammate and now political enemy. "At 5-5 its a lottery," a grinning Korchnoi said of his chances to win the title that most experts had concluded he could not win just two weeks ago. for another happy Homecoming NU-Kansas State lineups NEBRASKA OFFENSE KANSAS STATE No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Pos Yr.Wt. Jt. Name No. 8 Miller 6-4 222 Jr. TE Jr. 218 4-3 Whitley 26 73 K. Clark i-A 275 Sr. LT Jr. 275 4-7 Thompson 77 54 , Cotton 4-5 245 Sr. LO Sr. 235 4-1 Haffertv 50 57 Saalfeld 4-4 237 Jr. C Jr. 240 4-2 Pilkinton 53 48 Llndqultt 4-4 250 Sr RG Sr. 250 4-2 Eteuini 44 74 Ohrt 6-4 244 Sr. RT Sr. 240 64 Wywadis 75 84 Smith 4-3 194 Jr. SE Sr. 172 5-11 C.Green 24 12 Sorley 4-2 200 Sr. QB Sr. 190 4-1 Manuccl 10 25 Wurth 5-7 178 Jr. IB Sr. 1270 54 M.Green 33 35 Berns 4-2 215 Sr. FB Jr. 200 5-9 Duncan 30 22 Brown 4-0 176 Jr. WB So. 185 60 Goodlow 25 NEBRASKA DEFENSE KANSAS STATE No. Name Ht. wt. Yr. Pos Yr. Wt. Ht. Name No. 81 Cole 6-2 204 Jr. LE Sr. 215 4-3 Crews 91 55 R. Horn 4-5 259 Jr. LT Sr. 253 64 Jefferv 69 51 Weinmaster 4-0 214 Jr. MG So. 228 4-4 Bennett 40 97 Barnett 4-5 242 Jr. RT Jr. 242 4-5 Houchin 78 94 Andrews 4-4 223 Sr. RE So. 201 44 Faerber 45 40 Dunning 6-3 214 Sr. LB Sr. 215 4-3 Fisher 31 38 Kunz 4-1 218 Sr. LB So. 210 6-1 Walker 55 29 Pilten 6-0 183 Sr. M Jr. 180 4-1 Horchem 12 14 Fischer 5-9 145 Sr. CB Fr. 145 5-10 Best 15 34 Means 4-0 172 So. CB Jr. 145 60 Miller 36 9 Gary 5-11 184 So. S Jr. 190 6-2 Owen 37 Site: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska. Kickoff: 1:35 p. m. Broadcasts: KFAB, KLIN, WOW, KFOR, KRNU-FM head Coach Jim Dickey has kept that offensive philosophy at Kansas State and tried to complement it with some of the toughness that served him so well as defensive co-ordinator at North Carolina the Tar Heels led the nation in scoring Nebraska basketball It was his third win in four games and his sudden resurgence had most of those experts predicting today that he would take the title he has coveted for most of his 47 years. Karpov, with just a rook and his king left after 70 moves, reached over and turned off the time clock to his right to signal he was resigning. He appeared powerless to halt an attack by Korchnoi's two pawns and rook. The isolated pawns were moving toward queening squares and Karpov was unable to halt both. With the exception of a 30th game draw, Korchnoi has won three games in a row. BiifMrattaiimatiiiiiiiiTiiiliiririiiiMiiifiiOTii-ir"'"n' hours for Lake 20. The lake is receiving a boat fishing ban from 10 a.m. till one hour before sunset to permit power boaters the use of the lake uncontested. Anglers, however, will have the lake from one hour before sunset until 10 a.m. the following morning. Tournament fishermen will also note a regulation added this year. Fishing tournaments or contests must be registered with the game commission 30 days before they are held. This regulation, Thomas saiff, will assist the commission in monitoring results of the tournaments and help control the fishery on public lakes. Private lake tournaments are not affected, he noted. The commissioners also adopted a concept for participation in the state's pending water use plan. The commissioners okayed a concept which would involve the game commission on a seven-agency board to help set water policy within the state. A Nov. 30 meeting has been set to formalize a proposal to be sent to the governor and Legislature for approval In other action Friday morning, the commissioners okayed acquisition of 480 acres near Battle Creek and another 80-acre plot near Humbolt and adjacent to the existing Kinters Ford Wildlife Area. Both areas will be purchased with wildlife funds derived from the state's Habitat Stamp, Merit awards were also presented to Bill Lemburg of Cairo for his participation in furnishing the commission with waterfowl for the State Fair for the past 15 years, and to law enforcement division chief Carl Gettmann for 25 years of service with the commission. . defense last season under Dickey. But with Manucci at the controls, Kansas State has shown it will do more than loft the football into the air and pray on every play. Even though at times he's the only -r.'.'ft. - ., . . if STAFF PHOTO BY HARALD DREIMANIS player Carl McPipe. Football tonight A crowd as large as 10,000 is expected tonight for the key Northeast-Southeast intra-city football clash at Seacrest Field. Gates will open at 6:15 p. m. for the contest matching the two unbeaten squads. Kickoff is 7:30 p. m. There is no advance ticket sale for the game. The game will not be televised live. Northeast is the home team for the contest. 1 V Scene Friday "" """"" Bawball World Series, Yankee vt. Dodgers, i p.m., Q GD Football NCAA highlights, 6:30 p.m., Q Southeast vs. Northeast, 11 p.m., CD Notre Dame vs. Purdue, 11 ;50 p.m., 3D Specials Las Vegas Sportsline, 19 p.m., ft7) Saturday Football NCAA football, 11 a.m., O (3) Viking report, 9 p.m., ( Baseball World Series, Yankees vs. Dodgers, 2 p.m., OS) Specials Sports Spectacular, USTA Indoor Tennis Championships, welghtllfting, horse race, 3:30 p.m., O CD Wide World of Snorts, U.S. vs. Cuban boxing, 4 p.m., O (3) Sunday Football Notre Dome vs. Pitt, (a.m., O Lions vs. Falcons, noon, O CD Seahawks vt. Packers, noon, Q Steeiers vs. Browns, noon, GD College Football 71 1 p.m.. GD Rams vs. Vikings, 3 P.m., O Tom Osborne Show, 10:30 p.m., CD Bowling Leisure Lanes, noon, Q Baseball Yankees vs. Dodgers, world Series, If necessary, 3 P.m., Q GD back lined up behind center because the other backs are spread all over the field Manucci doesn't panic and unload the ball just to keep himself in one piece. Before you get itchy for lots of interceptions and Husker defensive backs unloading their frustrations on unsuspecting receivers, keep this in mind. Wildcats Charlie Green and Eugene Goodlow do most of the pass-catching, and they're faster than your average sprinter. And, besides, K-State doesn't throw all that much when you consider their aerial tendencies in a proper context "The funny thing is, people think we throw the heck out of the football, but in the two games we've won, we've only thrown it 31 times total," Wildcat sports information director Glen Stone said. "This is not like the Lynn Dickey days, when we pumped it up 40 times a game." You may recall Dickey's final appearance in Lincoln. That also was homecoming and the all-time leading passer in Big Eight history rifled 47 passes that afternoon, completing 22 for 255 yards. Very impressive except that the Huskers intercepted seven and obliterated Kansas State 51-13. That's the K-State passing attack Big Better JouVplay McPipe's concern Carl McPipe still wants to be physical. He just doesn't want to be a brute. It gets him in too much trouble. McPipe, the 6-8 senior center who has led Nebraska's basketball team in scoring and rebounding the past two seasons, accomplished those feats in rather amazing style sitting on the bench a good share of the time. His inactivity is enough to boggle the mind. Of Nebraska's 30 games last season, McPipe was in foul trouble in 19. Moe Iba, Joe Cipriano's No. 1 assistant, figures McPipe sat on the bench an average of 10 minutes in those 19 foul-troubled games. Some quick math will reveal that McPipe watched his Husker teammates for well over three hours of 1977-78 action. Cipriano, of course, wants that to change. If it doesn't, he says, Nebraska will be hard pressed to improve on last year's 22-8 record against a much tougher schedule. "I hnpe I've found the answer," McPipe said Thursday, relaxing between interviews on picture day at the NU Sports Complex. "I can't quit being a physical player," he said. "But I don't want to be a brute or anything either. I hope I've learned when to keep my hands to myself. Chuck Jura and Leroy Chalk tried to help me with it this summer. They're both big, strong and smart." McPipe wants to add that last adjective to his reportoire in his Husker curtain call. But he knows it won't be easy. "Basketball," he said, "is not a physical sport. But it is a contact sport, especially underneath, where I have to make my living. "It's either you or them. I don't want to be the one going off the court on a stretcher. I want to get mine in, too, to let the other guys in the middle know I exist." In a nutshell, McPipe's problem is this. He's 6-8. That's not a true big man in big time college basketball But it'll have to do for Nebraska because McPipe is the Huskers' biggest player on the floor. "Every team in the Big Eight is physical " he noted. "It's not so much finesse like the Big Ten. You've got to play defense and defense is contact . . ." And contact means fouls and fouls mean sitting on the bench. "I don't like it anymore than anyone else,"McPipe said. "It's important to the team, true enough. But it's more important to me because I'm the one who's gotta go home and lay on it "I can't say I remember everything I do. All I know is when I look to go up, it's clear. But when I come down, it isn't People are waiting for that, so they can move in under and try to strip me." Part of the problem is McPipe jumps more than one way. Instead of straight Nebraska basketball roster No. Name P Ht. Wt. CI 10 'Mike Naderer 6 6-0 ISO So. 12 Ray Collins G 6-3 18S Fr. 13 Jerry Shoecraft F 6-4 190 Fr. 14 Jack Moore G 5-9 165 Fr. 20 Byron Williams (1) F 6-5 195 So. 22 Brian Banks G 6-0 160 Sr. 24 'Gerard Myrthil G 6-2 165 So. 30 'Bob Moore G 6-3 185 Sr. 32 Sammy Curran F 6-7 185 Fr. 34 "Mark McVicker F 6-6 200 Jr. 40 'Andre Smith F 4-7 199 So. 42 Eric Eckelman (2) F 6-5 200 Fr. 44 Bill Cunningham F 6-5 200 Fr. 50 "Curt Hedberg F 6-8 197 Gr. 54 "'Carl McPipe C 64 225 Sr. 'Denotes letters won. (1 ) Transfer from Wenatthee Valley, Wash., JC. (2) -1977-78 hardship (foot injury). 1978-79 Nebraska basketball schedule November: 24 at Aiobama-Birmingham; 25 Arkansas Tech; 28 Minnesota. December: 2 Purdue; 9 at CretoMonj 13 Col State-Sacramento; 16 at Mississippi; 22-23 at Nevoda-Los Vegas tournament (Includes UNLV, Nebraska, Col-Santo Barbara Middle Tennessee); 27-30 Big Eight Preseason tournament in Kansas City. January: 6 at Iowa State; 13 at Colorado; 17 Kansas State; 20 at Missouri; 24 Oklahoma; 27 Kansas; 31 at Oklahoma State. February: 3 Colorado; 7 ot Kansas State; 10 lowo State; 14 ot Oklahomo; 17 Missouri; 21 at Kansas; 24 Oklahoma State; 27 Big Eight postseason plovotf first round (campus sites). March : 2-3 Big Eight postseason playoff semifinals and finals in Kansas City. Note: oil Ne braska home games start at 7:35 p. m. at Nebroska Sports Center. Red fans like to remember. But this season, the Wildcats have tried to use the pass to balance the run. "They have some backs who can make things happen," Osborne said. Most notable besides quarterback ManuCci and flanker Goodlow is tailback Mack Green, who is the Wildcats' leading rusner wiui Mi yams. ues gained ziy yards total in k -Mate s last two games: a 34-21 victory over Air ! Force and last week's 18-7 win over Okla-, homa State, the Wildcats' first confer- jr. ence success in 22 games. Kansas State will come to Lincoln with t a 2-3 record, but the Wildcats have a two-! game winning streak and a share of the Big Eight lead. ; The 8th-ranked Huskers have won four j straight since dropping their opener to Alabama, and they're also 1-0 in the con- ference. On paper, at least, it's a good home- coming match-up, a battle between ; teams undefeated in league play. You'd & guess Nebraska is one of those teams, I: but it might take at least six other ? guesses to come up with Kansas State. For a long time the Wildcats have been good homecoming visitors. The Huskers are hoping that doesn't change Saturday. ? R,andy York, up, he'll go skyward at a variety of angles. "Everybody does things differently. Everybody has his own style," he said. "I can't change my style, but I can change my thinking. I'm not doing anyone any good sitting on the bench the last 13 minutes of the first half with three fouls. "When I do that, I let my teammates down, I let the coaches down and I let the fans down. But more than anything, I let myself down." McPipe is going to have'to keep from excess fouling without losing his aggressiveness, because Nebraska cannot afford to drop off defensively. "I don't think we can give up any defense," Cipriano said. "Last year, we led the league and were in the top 10 nationally and that has to continue. We can't fast break unless we get the domination inside." McPipe should give Nebraska precisely that. He's the best "big man" in the league ... if he stays in the game. The Huskers are loaded elsewhere, too. All-Big Eight guard Brian Banks also returns to fire Nebraska's hopes for that elusive conference championship after a second place league finish last season. Curt Hedberg joins McPipe as a re- turning starter in the front line. Mike Naderer and Bob Moore, a pair of guards ' with starting experience, are also back. Andre Smith, the 6-7 sophomore center-forward from Chicago, isn't considered a returning starter. But expect him to be in there this season with McPipe and Hedberg. Mark McVicker and Gerard Myrthil are two more returning lettermen on a highly experienced team. Cipriano's also hoping he gets freshmen help this year similar to what he got last year. Chicagoan Ray Collins and Jack Moore, Indiana's 1978 prep Player of the Year, will help in the backcourt. Redshirt Eric Eckelman and Jerry Shoecraft, a high school teammate of Moore's with Nate Branch-type quickness, according to Cipriano, should add valuable depth at forward. Junior college transfer Byron Williams has also been impressive in early workouts. The names could go on and on. But they won't mean a thing unless Carl McPipe stays out of foul trouble. Hometown Scottsdale, Ariz. Chicago, ill. Muncie, Ind. Muncie, Ind. Berkeley, Calif. Hammond, Ind. New York City Pittsburgh, Pa. Liberal, Kan. Hastings Chicago, III. Muncie, Ind. Ft. 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