Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on April 28, 1978 · 21
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Sports lincoln Journal Friday, April 28, 1978 21 3 Oldpky By Dave Sittler StaH Sports Writer Hawkers who will be barking, "you. can't tell the players without a program," will be telling it like it is Saturday when they push their merchandise at Nebraska's Red-White Spring football game. Injuries and a couple of absentees have decimated the Cornhusker ranks for the 18th annual Red-White affair which is set for 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Coach Tom Osborne has seen the injury list soar into the double figure range ' during the five weeks of practice leading up to Saturday's contest which annually 'marks the end of spring drills. Lineups white . Offense red No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Pos. Yr. Wt. Ht. Name No. 83 John Seiko 6-5 210 Jr. TE Jr. 222 6-4 Junior Miller 89 72 Mark Goodspeed 6-6 245 Jr. IT Sr. 250 6-4 Kelvin Clark 75 54 Barney Cotton 6-5 245 Sr. LG Jr. 210 6-4 John Havekost 69 50 Jeff Bloom 6-2 185 Jr. C Jr. 237 6-4 Kelly Saalfeld 57 53 Randy Schleusener - 230 So. rg Sr. 250 6-6 Steve Lindquist v 68 70 Gary England 6-5 250 So. RT Sr. 244 6-4 Tom Ohrt 74 80 Frank Lockett 6-0 195 Sr. SE So. 163 5-9 Scott Woodard 88 11 Jeff Quinn 6-2 190 So. QB Sr. 200 6-2 Tom Sorley 12 25TimWurth 5-7 175 Jr. IB Jr. 200 6-0 I.M.Hipp 32 45 Chris Juehring 6-2 212 So. FB So. 195 5-11 Andra Franklin '39 24 Tim McCrady 5-10 168 So. WB ' Jr. 176 6-0 Kenny Brown . 22 Defense 92 Derrie Nelson 6-1 195 So. LE Jr. 201 6-2 Lawrence Cole 81 63 David Clark 6-2 250 So. LT Jr. 259 6-5 Rod Horn .. 55. 65 Oudious Lee 6-1 218 Jr. MG jr. 207 6-0 Kerry Weinmaster 51 43 Brian Hedrick 6-2 204 So. RT Jr. 235 6-5 Bill Barnett 97 98 Dan Lindstrom 6-2 191 So. RE Sr. 223 6-4 George Andrews 96 49 Terry Brubaker 5-11 195 So. LB So. 210 6-2 Brent Williams 66 37 Dan LaFever 6-1 213 So. LB Jr. 215 6-3 Bruce Dunning 40 6 Sammy Sims 6-2 195 So. DB Sr. 165 5-9 Tim Fischer 16 23 Mark LeRoy 6-2 208 Jr. M Sr. 193 6-0 Jim Pillen 29 9 Russell Gary 5-11 180 So. S Sr. 185 6-1 Dennis Payne 13 7 Darrell Walton 5-9 170 Sr. CB So. 160 6-0 Andy Means 34 Kickoff: 1:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium Broadcasts: KFOR, KLIN, KRNU-FM Other Squad Members WHITE - Steve Davies, TE, 82; Tom Carlstrom, OT, 75; Dan Steiner, OG, 58; Paul Potadle, C, 61, Dennis Hendricks, C, 59; John Keuton, OG, 62; Mike Bruce, OT, 76; Gary Hager, SE, 81; Wayne Michaud, SE, 85; Steve Michalson, QB, 18, Brad Humphrey, QB, 15; Craig Johnson, IB, 30, Mike Smith, IB, 28, Jim Kotera, FB, 44; Pat LeSage, FB, 48; Anthony Branch, WB, 31, Don Coleman, WB, 33; Gordon Thiessen, DE, 90; John Lonowski, DT, 78; Curt Hineline, MG, 64; Randy Florell, MG, 56; Dave Stromath, DT, 52; Scott Sherry, DE, 87; John Ruud, LB, 46; Kim Baker, LB, 42; Rodney Lewis, DB, 27, Paul Letcher, DB, 8; Randy Landwehr, M, 38; Jetf Kreici, DB, 19; Bob PI am beck, S, 26; Eric Lindquist, DB, 21, Greg McQuitter, DB, 41, Dean Sukup, K, 3; Scott Gemer, P, I; Tim Berkamp, P, 5; Dave Brumagen, P, 4, Pat LeClair, P, 2. RED Greg Raba, TE, 87, Jeft Finn, TE, 85; Tom Matthies, OT, 77; Steve Lingenfelter, OT, 75; Mark Stroh, OG, 64; Trey DeLoach, C, 52; Lawrence Cooley, OG, 67; Joe Adams, OG, 59, Steve Glen, OT, 71, Wayne Bock, OT, 78; Tim Smith, SE, 84; Al Markfort, SE, 91, John Noonan, SE, 95; Tim Hager, QB, 10; Bruce Mathison, QB, 17; Richard Berns, IB, 35; Percy Keith, IB, 21; Greg Suelter, IB, 42; Al Hunt, FB, 38; Anthony Steels, WB, 33; Maurice McCloney, WB, 26; Daryl Holmes, DE, 94; Dick Peterson, DE, 82; Dan Hurley, DT, 61; Dan Pensick, DT, 93; Andy Cole, MG 56, Mike Ruzich, DT, 62; John Minor, DE, 86; DarwinMiles, DE, 99; Mike Washington, LB, 36; Jerry Connealy, LB, 53; John Zutavern, LB, 49; Alan Bright, CJ34; Craig Bohl, M, 28; Tim Peterson, M, 27; Eric Stewart, S, 19; Steve Agee, DB, 30. Sports Weekend Saturday The annual Red-White Spring football game will climax the Nebraska football team's spring workouts Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The clash will pit Nebraska's best against Nebraska's best. The cost will be $2 for adults and $1 for students. Fonner Park will host its $15,000-added Gus Fonner Handicap in the final day of racing at the Grand Island track. Post time for the first race is 2 p.m. Lincoln Northeast will host the Trans-Nebraska boys track championships Saturday at Lincoln East's Stuart Stadium starting at 11 a.m. The Big Eight women's golf championships will close Saturday at Pioneers Golf Course, while Nebraska Wesleyan will host the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's tennis championships. The Nebraska State College Softball qualifying tourney will continue at Omaha's Dill Field with Nebraska, UNO, Kearney, Chadron, Creighton and Wayne State competing for a berth in the AIAW regionals. The Nebraska crew will travel to Madison, Wisl, this weekend to compete in the Midwest Intercollegiate Rowing Championships. This year's regatta will be one of the largest in the country with more than 800 athletes competing for 30 colleges. Nebraska's baseball team closes its four-game series with Iowa State at Ames, la. and Nebraska Wesleyan will host Dana College in a NIAC doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sherman Field. Sunday - Nebraska Wesleyan faces Creighton in a single nine-inning game in Omaha. Midwest Speedway, 27th and Superior, will open the Lincoln Auto racing season with a twilight triple championship racing card starting at 6 p.m. Championships in sprint cars, super stocks and sportsman stocks will be decided. The Greater Lincoln Obedience Club will hold an AKC sanctioned match for purebreds only Sunday at 12:30 p.rrf. at the National Guard Armory. Entries must be made by 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Night hike scheduled The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will ' sponsor a night hike at the Chet Ager Nature Center May 5 at 8 p.m. The hike will include an ' introductory slide presentation with a hike around the trails following. Registration information can be obtained by calling the Nature Center. s. new "Probably the only negative thing of our spring practices this year has been the injuries," Osborne said.-"We don't think any of the injuries are serious enough to hold anyone back next fall, but it's going to make things pretty thin ' Saturday.", With veterans Lee Kunz (linebacker) and Jeff Lee (split end) missing because they are competing with the track team, and the rash of bumps and bruises, the 18,000 fans who are expected to attend the game will see a bundle of new faces. Frontliners who will not see action because of injuries include: safety Jeff Hansen, defensive tackle Randy Poeschl, linebacker Tom Vering, split sportsbriefs-v Baseball The slumping Minnesota Twins have placed Dave Goltz on the injured list. Goltz, a 20-game winner last season but 0-3 so far this year, will be out for an indefinite period after injuring his ribs during the bench-clearing brawl between the Twins and the California Angels. After failing to name a manager on Thursday as expected, the St. Louis Cardinals remain hopeful of selecting a replacement for Vern Rapp soon. Former Cardinal third baseman Ken Boyer is considered a likely candidate. Football Running back Dexter Green and linebacker Tom Boskey have been chosen co-captains for the upcoming Iowa State season. Los Angeles Rams owner Carroll Rosenbloom is reportedly set to move his team to Anaheim according to the Los Angeles Times. San Francisco has traded linebacker Dave Washington to Detroit for either a fifth or sixth round draft choice in 1979. The Minnesota Vikings have added longtime Minnesota University head coach Murray Warmath to their staff as a defensive line coach. Other Sports Colorado University has merged their men's and women's athletic departments together with current men's A.D. Eddie Crowder taking charge of both departments. - John Whitson has won the decathlon in the Drake Relays. Whitson had 7,-828 points to defeat runnerup Jim Howell by 180 points. Busy coach Cox overcomes disability By Chuck Sinclair StaH Sports Writer Helping people has been as much a part of Henry Cox's life as living itself. That's evident when his activities become known. He's the new program executive for the Northeast YMCA, coach of the University of Nebraska women's tennis team and was a probation officer for the county courts. "I have a long-standing philosophy," Cox offers. "If somebody wants help, I'll help them out." Born without a left arm, Cox says there were many things faces end Tim Smith and quarterback Tim Hager. Defensive tackle Bill Barnett, quarterback Jeff Quinn and safety Dennis Payne have also been listed as doubtful, opening the door for several newcomers to get a chance to show what they can do under game-like pressure. The talent may be new, but the formations they will line up in won't surprise anyone who has watched Nebraska football in recent years. Osborne has indicated he will play things close to the vest, meaning he won't show off any new offensive set including the split backfield or any different defensive schemes which the Player worries Trevino NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lee Trevino took a long look over his shoulder at his friend Gary Player, four shots back going into today's second round of the $200,000 New Orleans Open Golf Tournament: "He's gonna be a tough man to beat." Trevino said. "He is the perfect example of determination. He never gives up. "A lot of us out here, we start playing bad and we're Hollywooding it, back-handing putts and just trying to finish and get off the golf course .and go home. And there's little Gary out there grinding awav. trying to hole it from the fairway for a 12. "He never quits on you, no matter what. "His motto is, 'It's never over until the last ball is in the hole.' He just keeps trying, just keeps coming at you. He's tough. And he's tough to beat." Trevino took advantage of ideal plaving conditions and a manicured 7.080-vard Lakewood Country Club course to fire a spectacular. 7-under-par 65 that put him a single shot in front of the field and four ahead of Player. The little South American didn't make , a boeev on his way to a 69. "I'm quite satisfied. " he said. "I didn't hole as manv putts as I have been lately, but I'm not complaining. It was a nice round of golf: " Player came into this event with three consecutive comebacks under his belt and seeking to become only the third man in PGA Tour history to win four consecutive tournaments. "He's got It going and he's got all the confidence in the world," Trevino said. "Thev talk about pressure. He doesn't have anv pressure, because nobody expects him to win four in a row. He can free-wheel it. He's gonna be a tough man to beat." Trevino's 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole lifted him a single stroke ahead of softspoken Mark Hayes, who would have had a share of the top spot but for a three-putt bogey on the 18th that left him with a 66. Tied at 67'were Ray Floyd. Bob E. Smith and Homero Blancas. who one-putted 11 times. In the big group at 68 were former New Orleans Open winner Miller Barber and Andy Bean, a runner-up to Player last week in Houston. Tom Watson took a triple bogey-7 on the first hole and finished with a 73. The two-time winner this season was tied at that figure with defending titlist Jim Simons. Trevino missed only one green and made his only bogey there. He birdied three of the par 5 holes, all with short putts, hit a sand wedge some 8 feet from the cup and claimed his other birdies on putts of 15. 25, 35 and 45 feet. "I've never won three in a row," Trevino noted, "but I won three in four weeks back in '71 and I know what Gary's feeling. It gives you a tremendous amount of confidence. "He's gonna be tough," Trevino repeated for the third time. "We're good friends, have been for a long time. I 'm sure Gary would rather me break his string than anybody." "Would it bother you to break the string of an old friend, deprive him of winning four in a row?" somebody asked. "Not at all," replied Trevino. "It wouldn't bother me a bit." he was told he couldn't do when growing up. But he accomplished all lie wanted to, with help from friends. . "A lot of people helped me out when I was growing up, so working with people is a way I can repay that kindness," he sayd. Most of the restrictions Cox encountered were sports related. People thought he would be hurt easily. "You have to realize that everyone has limitations," Cox says. "You have to set realistic goals. I'll always be of competitive nature, but I've learned to enjoy sports without the pressure." Despite his "handicap", Cox is an avid tennis enthusiast, racquetball player, basketball player, golfer and swimmer. "I'm better known for my tennis, but from just pure enjoyment, I like golf the best," says Cox, who plays bogey golf consistently. Life has not been without frustrations for Cox, who grew up in Greer, S.C., a small town where everybody knew each other. He moved to Lincoln when he was 13. ; "Everybody has frustrations," Cox says. "Mine ' were proving I could do certain highlight Huskers have been working on behind closed doors. "I don't want the fans coming out to the game thinking they are going to see a bunch of new things because they won't," Osborne said. Keeping the new tricks in the bag is a time honored practice during spring games. But Osborne has added incentive to keep the lid on things, this year. "Alabama will have a scout at the game," the Husker coach said. "And we will send films of the spring game to both Alabama and California. We'd like those people to have as little as possible to go on when we play them next fall." Because of the basic approach the Lee Trevino blasts out of a Sports Scene Saturday Baseball Reds vs. Mets, 1:15 p.m., C2(I!C5. Tennis Alan King Caesars Palace Classic. 2:30 p.m., (BC4. Sports Spectacular Gym-' nasties, skiing, auto racing, 3:30 p.m., (ffi). Golf Legends of Golf Tournament, 4 p.m., C2C5. Wide World of Sports Boxing, Kentucky Derby preview, 4 p.m., d)C4. Sunday. Basketball - San Antonio vs. Washington, 12:30 p.m., SM; Seattle vs. Portland, 2:45 p.m., (MS). Tennis Alan King Caesars Palace Classic, 1 p.m., CDC4. Soccer - New York vs. Tampa, 11 p.m., C8. Fishing Championship Fishing, 12:30 p.m., ffi. Golf - Legends of Golf Tournament, 1:30 p.m., C2CS. American Sportsman 3 p.m., CDC4. Rodeo Superstars Championship - 3:30 p.m., C2C40). Sportsworld Boxing, auto racing, diving, 3:30 p.m., C5. Wide World of Sports Gymnastics, billiards, auto racing, 3:30 p.m., Q3. Monday Baseball Monday Night Baseball, 7:30 p.m., C4. - y f r 'r$ M ..h K things. Maybe I wouldn't be as good as some people, but everyone has different levels of accomplishment. "People always have to prove themselves, depending on the goals they have set for themselves," Cox says. "I always set high goals but I would have set high goals whether I had one arm or two." Cox gets a thrill out of watching people he's associated with accomplish their goals. "I've seen a lot of kids grow through interaction who are not really good athletes," he teams will take in the scrimmage which the Reds lead 9-8 in the overall series, Osborne will utilize the action for more player evaluation. "It will give us a good chance to see some of the freshmen and redshirts going man on man," Osborne said. With the squad broke down to the No. 1 and 4 teams on the Reds and No. 2 and 3 on the Whites, Osborne will leave the coaching duties up to his assistants. The Husker head man will be an impartial observer, viewing the action from both sidelines and the press box. In addition to the players already listed, others who are not expected to sand trap in the first round of the New Alydar impressive in Derby tuneup LEXINGTON. Ky. (UPI) - The white pillars with the bronze eagles that mark the entrance to Calumet Farms are scarcely eight furlongs from the entrance to Keeneland Race course, but it has taken the once-formidable racing establishment a long time to send a horse of Alydar's caliber to the picturesque track. T h u r s d a y, the gleaming chestnut colt ran the easiest race of his 3-year-old campaign in demolishing a field of eight others in the $100,000-added Blue Grass Stakes, his final prep race for the May 6 Kentucky Derby. Alvdar. the co-favorite with Affirmed for the Derby, had little trouble from the weak field despite getting off to a crooked start, going on to win by Wk lengths, the second-largest margin of victory after Arts and Letters' 15-length win in 1969. The Keeneland record crowd of 22.512 roared in anticipation as Alydar, wearing the familiar devil's red-and-blue silks of Calumet, made his move going into the turn and blew past the tiring pacesetter Raymond Earl to finish in 1:49 3-5 over the l's-mile race. Raymond Earl held on to finish second, followed by Go Forth, who was a nose back. The winner, sent off at 1-10 odds, returned $2.20 and $2.20 with Raymond Earl returning $2.20 for place. There was no show wagering on the race. Completing the order of finish were says. "Just being a part of the team was enough for them. "Now. I want to provide activities for people to enjoy and get some self-satisfaction," he adds. "I'm looking for a feeling of satisfaction, too," Cox says. "When I was with the tennis team for a meet down in Liberty, Mo., there was a Special Olympics track meet going on next to us. I got chills all over watching those kids compete. A lot of those kids would have just been locked up before. Now, they have that chance to participate. AH you need is to be given that chance." g Game play because of various bumps and bruises include: safety Bobby Marks, fullback Jim Kelly, defensive end Jerry Roh, defensive back Dave Liegl, defensive tackle Bill Bryant, safety L G. Searcy, defensive back Derron Heldt, and tight end John Fischer. Several other players will be going despite some minor injuries. Despite the physical woes, Osborne doesn't anticipate having to call an early halt to the game. "We are very thin at linebacker and safety," Osborne said. "But we'd probably be able to juggle things around enough to finish the game and get a good look at people." UPI TELEPHOTO Orleans Open golf tournament. Sunny Songster, Chop Chop Tomahawk, Special Honor, Chabua, Five Star General and Entebbe. "At the five-eighths pole when the horse (Raymond Earl) appeared to be drawing awav, Jorge (Velasquez) asked him to run a bit," said 32-year-old trainer John Veitch. "He accelerated so quickly he was in high gear before he knew it so Jorge let him run and hit him a couple of times to keep him in line." The colt, by Raise A Native, raised his lifetime earnings to $574,126 with the win. his fourth in four starts. Alydar's lifetime record stands at nine victories and four places in 14 starts for owners Admiral and Mrs. Gene Markey. The Markeys, who are in their 80s and have mobility problems, were able to watch their home-bred colt race for the first time as they sat in a station wagon on the far turn. After the race, thev were presented with the winning trophy by Kentucky Gov. Julian Carroll and congratulated Veitch and jockey Jorge Velasquez. Calumet Farms, which has an unprecedented six victories in the Blue Grass, is looking for its ninth Kentucky Deroy win with Alydar, who ships to Churchill Downs Friday morning in preparation for his duel with arch rival Affirmed, who wintered in California. "I don't know if we have had any advantage here in Kentucky," said Veitch. "Affirmed is a very good horse, and I just don't know." Veitch. who has restored some of the stables' former glory with Alydar and filly champion. Our Mims, said he plans to work his Derby contender over 5-8ths Tuesday with a blowout Friday. "Actually, I purposely didn't have him as sharp today as when he ran in the Florida Derby and Flamingo," said Veitch. "We wanted to use this race as a final workout for him to get tightened down, so he'd be at his best in nine days." Sports Scene Friday Basketball - NBA playoff, p.m., am t';i 1:1 ' pi J . 10:30 i :U "i J J . ' "A V

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