The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 27, 1976 · Page 14
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Saturday, November 27, 1976
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Page 14 ■ The Lincoln Star Saturday. 11/27/76 Sports Digest- Nebraska From Page 11 Football An Arizona Board of Regents committee agreed Friday to recommend that Arizona and Arizona State University be allowed to ioin the Pacific 8 Conference The motion would allow the two Western Athletic Conference schools to open formal negotiations with the Pac 8 for membership. Other football Head football coach Don Read of the University of Oregon has been fired, school officials said Friday. Read compiled a 9-24 record in three years at Oregon. Multiple armed robbery charges have been filed against former Atlanta Falcons running back Willie Davis Belton for a series of holdups over a five-month span earlier this year, Greenville police said today. Purdue University football coach Alex Agase, whose charges upset then No. 1 Michigan late in the season, was fired Friday. Agase compiled an 18-25-1 mark in four seasons. Tennis Defending champion Chris Evort of the United States and Sue Barker of Britain scored semifinal victories in the $100,000 international tennis tournament and will meet for the women's singles title Sunday. Wimbledon champion Biorn Borg of Sweden defeated Poland's Wo|tek FIbak, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, Friday, to win the $70,000 Pondus Cup tennis tournament. Mexican Raul Ramirez defeated Cliff Richey of Dallas Friday, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the South African Open tennis championships. Hockey Three spectators, including a woman, were injured Thursday night when New England Coach Harry Neale swung a hockey stick at an unruly crowd behind the "Whalers' bench. The incident occurred just 25 seconds from the end of New England's World Hockey Association victory over Birmingham. Golf Australian Graham Nash scored birdies on three of his first four holes Friday to take over sole possession of the lead by two strokes at the halfway mark of the $200,000 Phoenix Golf Tournament. Donna CaponI Young of the United States fired a four-under-par 68 Friday for a 140 total and a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the Far East Women's Invitational Open golf championship. Nebraska stats Nebraska Oklahoma Offtnse Offense Rttthlng Rathlog pass without that wind,” OU quarterback Blevins said later. “We considered the options,” NU coach Osborne said. "But, if we had fought the wind and bad field position throughout the third quarter, we might have been behind 214 going into the fourth quarter. Then, even the wind wouldn’t have been enough help.” So, the Huskers took the wind. And they did what wu expected of them. They stopped Oklahoma on its first serlea, then zipped 67 yards in a hurry to take a 10-7 lead. They just as quickly added another touchdown. NebraAi had a “flea-flicker” of its own. Ferragamo handed off to I-back Rich Berns He made it a double reverse by handing off to split end Bobby Thomas going the other way. He lateraled back to Ferragamo, who launched a pass to tight end Ken Spaeth good for 22 yards. Two plays later, Berns exerted triple effort to squirm in from four yards and Nebraska led, 17-7. Later, the Huskers made a gallant goal line stand to stop the Sooners on the NU 7. But disaster soon struck. Peacock sped past the Huaker secondary before anyone knew who had the ball and scored on a 50-yard dash, Oklahoma went for a two-point conversion, hoping to get close enough to win with a field goal, but the try fall^. Then came another “turning point.” Nebraska took the «i- suing kickoff and was driving down the field, and almost as importantly, eating up the clock. After two first downs, fullback Dodie Donnell plowed for nine yards on first down But the Huskers never got the other yard and had to punt The next two pos.sessions were more of the same. Failure on fourth and one. Then, Nebraska couldn’t make it on fourth and two Oklahoma took over on its own 15 and that’s when the roof caved in, via the pass Nebraska’s bowl game will be played inside the AstroDome at night. So, the Huskers will have to get their sun and sand next weekend when they play in Hawaii. Nobody thinks it’s much of a consolation prize compared to Miami, the Orange Bowl and a share of the Big Eight championship Scoring story Btrns Craig. Total» No. Yds. Ave. No. Yds.Ave. .. 11333.0 Lott ............ ,... 20452.2 11 19 1.7Peacock .... .......8 8811.0 ,. 13 55 4.2 King............ ,...10 49 4.9 .. 16 714.4 Ivory .......... ...17 101 5.9 .,, 1 7 7.0 Culbreath . ,,..1262 5.1 .. S21853.5 Hatchar ... .......1 17 17.0 Rhoades... .......10 0 IllOf Totals............ 49 3577.2 No Cm Yds PI 0 0 Ferragamo .. 21 9 143 Garcia .............. 1 0 0 Put Receiving $hepard Bievins . Pilling No Cm Yds 1 1 47 1 1 32 PI 0 0 No. Yds. Manto...................378 Berns ...................2 9 Shabmlin..............334 Spaeth ................... 1 22 Punting No. Yds.Ave. Lessman .......... 5 200 40 Punt Retumi No. Yds. Phillips ................. 1 16 Butterfield ...........1 3 Kickoff Retama No.Yds. Craig.....................242 Donnell................. 1 12 Pill Receiving No. Rhoades Peacock Yds. 47 32 Hover Pont Retumi NOi* Defen$e Linemen Pruitt .......... UT ... 3 AT 5 TT 8 Phillips......... ... 26 8 Fultz............ ...336 Pullen.......... ,, 22 4 Weinmaster . ... 13 4 Samuel......... ... 1 3 4 Andrews....... ... 13 4 PoeschI............ 0 33 Linebnckert C. Pillen ............4 13 17 WIghtman ... ... 1 11 12 Eichelberger ... 3 7 10 Bncki Valasek ............3 912 Harvey ......... ...2 6 8 Butterfield .. ... 2 3 5 K. Smith .......... 2 0 2 Hansen.......... 0 1 1 Kickoff Retami No. Mover.....................2 Defen$e Linemen Budgens.. UT ........5 AT 4 TT 9 Sellmyer . M. Phillips ........5 49 ......2 6 8 Tabor -----.........2 5 7 Murray... .........43 7 UnelMckeri Moore................4 7 11 Hunt ....... .........2 6 8 Simcik ... .........0 1 1 Henderson Backe .........2 4 6 Mill........... 35 Hebert ... .........2 3 5 Peters.... .........0 2 2 Owens — .........10 1 Babb....... ........1 0 1 NU-OU 0-7 3-7 How Scored First Quarter Peacock 1 run Drive 69 yards in 13 plays Aided by Peacock 27 yards rushing and Culbreath 24 yards. Conversion: von Schamann kick Second Quarter Eveland 33 field goal Drive: 43 yards in 6 plays. Highlighted by 41 pass from Ferragamo to Malito. Third Quarter Craig 7 run Drive, 67 yards in 8 plays. Highlighted by Berns 25-yard run and Donnell 12-yard run. Conversion. Eveland kick. Berns 4 run Drive: 32 yards in 3 plays. Set up by Andrews recovered fumble Highlighted by 22 pass from Ferragamo to Spaeth after triple reverse on pitch to Berns, to Thomas and back to Ferragamo Conversion Eveland kick. Fourth Quarter Peacock SO run Drive 63 yards in 2 plays Conversion: Peacock run no good Peacock 2 run Drive: 84 yards in 8 plays. Highlighted by 47 pass from Shepard to Rhodes and 32-yard flea- tlicker from Blevins to Rhodes to Peacock. Conversion, von Schamann kick. Oklahoma .......................................................7 0 0 Nebraska..........................................................0 3 14 Attendance—76,247 Time Left 10-7 17-7 17-13 17-20 :16 9:06 9:56 6:31 12:28 :38 13-20 0-17 NWU hits Kansas, 104-97 Puntlog No. Yds. Av. Hatcher ............ 4 138 34.0 Yds. -3 Yds. 31 Kansas City — Nebraska Wesleyan University defeated Kansas Wesleyan 104-97 in the first game of the University of Missouri at Kansas City tournament here Friday. The Plainsmen never trailed in the game, hitting on their first ten attempts from the field and claiming an early 31-8 lead Leading 83-72 with 6 36 left in the game, 6-9 senior center Blake Butler fouled out after scoring ten points and grabbing 14 rebounds. The win will pit Nebraska Wesleyan against Friday night’s UMKC-Graceland winner in today’s finals Lilly Gloysfein Hams OHo Fo» Butler Hatfield Jetterson Peterson Peters Herndon Team reOounds Totals NWU (104) « 9 -taa li-«ta 6-15 »10 2 » 913 MO » 12 5» 29 0-2 0-1 0-1 2-4 r P« tp 2 3 34 24 6» »■9 0-0 00 0-0 0-0 0-0 4147 22-30 49 27 104 Lana Tamsen Ridel Brown Teeter Covington Hi»on KANSAS WESLEYAN 13 4 7 10-20 14 20 24 1-2 3-6 0-1 3-4 LamDing Grant McCartney Team rebounds Totals................. NMU .......... KWU........................... Attandanca-120 (97) H-fta 2 2 2-4 0-0 0-2 5 9-10 17 0-0 0 0-0 0 02 3 12 2 M 9 ^ r’s S 5 5 2 3 1 1 2 3 1 1 41-73 NU gymnasts qualify Chicago, III. — The University of Nebraska gymnastics team will have representatives in the finals of each event at the Midwest Open gymnastics championships here Saturday. Larry Gerard placed fourth with a 48 60 score to lead three Huskers in the all-around com- pelilion after Friday’s preliminary rounds Duane West i44 70) and Mark Williams (41 50i also qualified West stands second in floor exercise with a 8 95 score and Visitor’s views CompiiBd By Ken Hambleton Oklahoma coach Bary Switztr "I wasn't surprised at Nebraska's six and eight-man defensive front line Believe me we've seen all the different defenses and we practice to beat every one of them. "Offensively we put in some new wrinkles ourselves We hadn't used either of those two pass plays on the last drive at all during the season But both of them worked like they did in practice " I was confident but also scared it they would work" Halfback Elvii Paacock On scoring a SO-yard touchdown run and his two-yard run for tht winning touchdown: I don't know if I've ever run faster in my life, because I was running for my life on both plays On the pass-lateral play that set up the winning touchdown: "We knew fhet play would work any time and we were iust waiting for the right time. The Nebraska backs weren't coming up on the receiver and even if they had I think the lateral after Rhodes catch would have worked "This has to be my best game ever." On tha bowl games: "We're really not dissappointed about not going to the Orange Bowl. We'll go to whichever bowl we can." Split and Stfvf Rhodes On his two pass receptitni; One on the halfback pass for 47 yards and tne other for 32 yards in the final three minutes of the game that set up tha winning touchdown I was getting anxious for them to pass to me. On the halfOeck pass; "I iust go out and crouch down like I'm going to block the cornerback for a usual option play But as soon as he went past me I took off down the field I had to battle tor the ball a bit but I knew It was mine as soon as the ball went up On the Blevins pass and subsequent pitch to Peacock: It's iust a stop-and-pitch play we've been working on in practice I go ten yards down, turn around and pitch the ball back Blevins threw the pass perfectly and Peacock was right there for the lateral All I had to worry about was whether the lateral was forward or not. On completing both Soontr passos: "I knew we could throw the bomb any time because we had gotten Nebraska sleeping by running the whole game." Defensive end Greg Stiimytr On his sacking Ferragamo on Nobraska'i fourth and two situation with throo minutos loft in the game: "Those Nebraska linemen were really getting to us but on that play we caught them on a stunt and I went in untouched. I wish every play could've been like that. "I've only started the last three games but this is my best one I can't remember playing a better game since high school. Quarterback Thomai Lott "This has been a learning year for me. I've been sick all week I had a headache during the game and right now I'm a little duiy Whoever hit me did a hell of a job. On Oklahoma's win: "This was a hellava gamo and I'm glad we came out on top. This is the greatest thing thdt s happened to me. I feel this game will get us more experience, and more confidence I made some mistakes I normally wouldn't make but I guess they don't hurt as much as if we had lost." Cornhusker quotes Compilod by Oavt Sittlor Tight End Ktn Spaoth On being tht rocolvor on tht Porragamo-te-Berns-to- Thomas-to-Forragamo-to-Spaoth pass play that carried doop Into Oklahoma territory in the third quarttr - "The play is designed so that I come off the line of scrimmage slowly. This provides time for the exchanges in backfield." "What a day." Daftnsiva tackla Ron Pruitt "This probably ranks as the toughest loss I've experienced since being here at Nebraska. First we had it (the game), then we didn't have it, then we seemed to get it back and then we let It slip away." On Ntbraska's dtfonsivt changas against the OU wishbone — "We didn't do a whole lot differently. We did concentrate on firing in on the quarterback more and on keeping our end protected. We also used some different defensive fronts. "I think Oklahoma's backs as a set are the quickest I've ever seen. This year, the fullback seemed a little smaller than the last time I played against Oklahoma. He was as quick as a tailback." Puntor Randy Lessman On kicking into Saturday's strong winds — "I don't do anything differently as far as technique is concerned. I just kick the ball and do my part. Things iust didn't work out too well today." Cornerback Ted Harvey "This is by far the worst loss since I've been at Nebraska. It's tough to take because we had them and let them get awav " l-back Richard Berns On the running success the Huskers •••'¡X,'" the second half - "The line opened some good hblevBo^^^ the offense and the defense came out fired up in the second halt." Split end Dave Shambiin "I didn't play last year so I can't compare this loss with the one to Oklahoma last year, but I would definitely say this is the worst loss since I've been at Nebraska. Quarterback Vince Ferragamo "We have the desire. We're sputtering now, but we'll bounce back" Linebacker Clete Pillen "We had 'em until the last minute-and-a-half and then they had a few finesse plays and got lucky." Head Coach Tom Osborno "We had hoped to go to 24-7 out in front because of having the wind. It's hard to throw deep against a wind like that." "We just needed to get the ball in the end zone again sometime. We didn't get it" On what he told his team In the lockerroom after the gam# - "I told them they had played better than two weeks ago. They gave a good effort They are all terribly disappointed. I told them we would practice Monday." Nebraska cagers host Iowa NEBRASKA Pot. IOWA B4nki(6 l) G Wulfiberg (4-3) HotdPr (6 4) G Peth (6-3) McPip<>(6 7) C King (6-8) Sipgei (A 7) F Mavfieid (6-6) Harrii (4 7) F Hargrave (6-4) TipofI - 7 35 p rn Nepratka Spor's Center BroadcatH - klin . kfab . kfqr vv OW krnu FM By Dave Sittler staff Sports Writer Friendly confines Those two words have been used so often by so many to describe Nebraska’s Coliseum that It went beyond the point of being trite, hackneyed or stereotyped. It was downright maddening. But as much as the overworked words upset the fans, and the place the words described was hated by the athletes. Joe Cipriano loved it all What it meant to Cipriano was at least 10 points, maybe 15 That’s what those friendly confines of the ancient Coliseum provid^ his basketball team. Visitors were so bewildered by the crackerbox atmosphere and jeering fans that they were easily intimidated. Nebraska’s squad, quite used to the old barn, took advantage of the situation But that is dead now The friendly confines sit dark and empty these days. They have been replaced by a multimillion dollar sports complex which will host its first ever Nebraska basketball game at 7 35 p m Saturday when the Huskers host Big Ten Conference foe Iowa. V^Tiile the fans are tickled over the new palace on the Nebraska Fairgrounds. Cipriano is worried and rightfully so. Gone is his 10-point edge The place is almost as foreign to the home team as it is to the visitors. Gone are the bleachers so close to the court that fans could harass visitors by kicking them in the shins during out-of- bounds plays. Fans will still whoop it up. But they will do their yelling from comfortable, theatre-type cushioned seats in an air conditioned building. Cipriano knew what kind of advantage he was losing when the new building was completed That’s why he convinced the builders to put in bleachers Still, while the fans are keeping their cool. Cipriano could blow his top He knows it’s a big job to fill those 15,008 new seats “The only way you do that is spelled W-I-N.” Cipriano said “1 just hope the fans will hang with us during the early part of the season until we can get some things worked out.” Some of those things include junior college transfers Bo and Skeeter Jackson (no relation) who are having difficulty adapting to the Nebraska system “I’m going to have five players on the floor playing my system even if they are not my five best players,’’ Cipriano said. What the veteran Nebraska coach, who will open his 14th season against Iowa hopes, is the new players will pick up the system before the start of the Big Eight conference season There are some lightweight opponents on the Husker pre-season schedule which should allow Cipriano time to instill the Nebraska operation into the rookies. Iowa, however, is not one of those lightweights. And a jammed house is expected to fill the sports complex to kickoff the inauguration of the new facility “Iowa is a team that loves to run.” Cipriano said. “And they have some talented people to get the job done” Coached by Lute Olson, the Hawkeyes are led by center Bruce (Sky) King King averaged 18 6 points a contest last year as Iowa built a 19-10 record including a 72-65 win over Nebraska in Iowa City "Our practice progress has been very good.’’ Olson said "One of our real assets will be our overall scoring balance” Cipriano has indicated he will open with all lettermen against Iowa, Sophomore Carl McPipe will start at center, seniors Bob Siegel and Rickey Harris will handle the forward posts with sophomore Brian Banks and senior Allen Holder playing guards "If I have to go with those five the entire game to win I will,’’ Cipriano said “They have the experience and know how to win” 1S-M 47 24 n 47 57-104 3» SS- »7 fourth in the horizontal bar competition at 8.75. Gerard stands fourth on the pommel horse with 8 05 and third on the rings at 9.0. Graduate student Pete Studinski, the NCAA still rings champion last year, was second in that event with a 9.0 after preliminaries. Kurt Mackie holds third place in the rings at 9 0 and Gary Jeurink stands third in vaulting with an 8 8 score Devaney: no truth to rumor Nebraska athletic director Bob Devaney said that there was no foundation to two references on national television Saturday night that Cornhusker head football coach Tom Osborne might be fired in the wake of a 20-17 loss to Oklahoma. “Those statements aren’t even worth dignifying,” Devaney said. Basketball scores $tatt colltgas Neb Wesleyan 104, Kansas Wesleyan 97 UNO 64, Eastern Illinois 43 Other collages LSU »4, Tuiane 85 North Carolina 78, N C State 66 Georgia Teen 64. Georgia 43 Ciernson 104, Va'e 50 Army 87, Merrimack 78 S Illinois 48, Missouri 55 Wake Forest 81. Duke 80 Syracuse 75, Harvard a St John's 79, Brown 63 Pro Bcnkelball (Wtsi Coast Gomos Not Includod) Eostorn Cofttoroflco Atlantic Division W L Pet.GB Philadelphia1) 6 617 — Boston9 8529 2 NY Knicks 9 9 5002'j Buttalo 8 )0 444 3’I NY Nets 7 )l 389 4<] Ctntral Oivisi»n W L Pet.GO Clevelanf13 4 765 — Houston 10 5 667 2 New Orleans10 8 5563i San Antonio10 8 556 3"y Washington 7 9 438 5 3 Atlanta 6 12333 7' 3 Wasttrn Conftrtnct Mldwtst Otvtsi«n W L Pet GB Denver12 4750 — Detroit 11 9 5503 Kansas City to to 500 4 Indiana 8 9 471 41 ,-, Chicago 2 to 167 8 MiiwauKee 3 17ISO It PacificDivision IN L Pet. GO Portland to 4 714 — Seattle to 7 588 t'3 LOS Angeles8 8 5003 Golden state 7 10 412 Phoeni» 5 I 385 Friday's Rosults Cleveland ifli Boston 92 Pniiaoeiphia 1)4 NY Kmcks 103 Atlanta 10» NY Nets 105 Buttalo 124 Detroit 119 Indiana 109 Milwaukee 98 Kansas City 120 Denver 110 San Antonio 123 Golden State 121 Portland at Los Angeies Chicago at Seattle )oniy games scheduled) Saturday's Comas Boston at NV Kmcks Buttalo at atianta Philadelphia at Ceveiand San Antonio at Houston NY Nets at Milwaukee Indiana at Denver Seattle at Phoeni« Washington at Portland (only games scheduled) Sunday's Gamas Golden Slate at Atlanta Buttalo at new Orleans Philadelphia at Kansas City Chicago at los Angeles Indiana at Portland Washington at Seattle (only games scheduled) 4 5 4 J Pro Hockey NHL Atlanta 5 St Louis 2 Pittsburgh 3 Cleveland I Philadelphia 4 Colorado 2 WHA Winnipeg 1 Houston 1, tie Minnesota 4 Quebec 2 Phoeni« 4 Edmonton 2 SE-Fairbury, McCook win Fairbury — McCook Community College and Southeast of Fairbury won opening round games in the Southeast Community Collie Tri-State Tournament Friday night and will meet in the finals Saturday at 9 p.m. Mike Robinson poured in 30 points to lead McCook to an 8574 win over North Dakota School of Science Host Southeast of FairiMiry used double figures scoring from five players to defeat Highland Community College of Kansas. 89-76. Southeast led 49-35 at the half Carl Rustin pumped in 21 points. Leroy Morino had 19, Ulysses Tucker had 14. Jon Parker II and Jeff Edwards 10 points for Southeast. NU gals reach semis Springfield, Mo. — Kathy Hawkins scored 14 points, Laura Tietjen had 12 aiul Marta Prichard added 11 to lead the University of Nebraska women’s basketball team past the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 64-45, in the opening round of the Turkey Tournament Friday night. The Huskers, now 5-2, will meet Northwest Missouri State-Maryville Saturday at 7 p.m. in the semifinals of the tournament. Finals and consolation finals are scheduled for Sunday. NebraiKa 33 31-64 Miiwuri St L ouis 22 23-45 Ntbrask6 - Hawkins 14. TIetien 12. Pncbafd II, Lee 8, Crouch 8, Janssen 4. Brink 4, Cheney 3 Misseuri-St. Louis — Forest 14. Miller 9, Vaili 8, Moran 7, Beeker 7 BEST COMMUNICATIONS® What battar Chritfmat gilt con you givo your lovod onos thon tho tofoty ond tocu- rity of on EF Johnson CB radio? 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