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Nebraska Edges Past Jayhawks, 69-67 Sleal, FG Wins Journal and $lar Lawrence, Kan. (AP) Ivan Griipe scored off a fast break with 4 seconds left to give Nebraska a 69-67 victory over Kansas Saturday night in their Big 8 Conference basketball opener. A crowd of 4,000 saw the game. Nebraska had a 39-34 halftime lead after being in control most of the first half. Kansas tied it at 41-all with 18 minutes to go.

The score was tied 6 times Best Read in Sports Is the Husker RED fffl Sequence Photos Wirephoto Outdoor Page Colorado Surprises K-State more as hands. the lead changed LINCOLN 1, NEBR.ASKA, JANUARY 7, 1962 SECTION 21), Col. 7. Jerry Gardner put Kansas ahead on a jump shot with 30 seconds to go. F'ifteen seconds later Charley Jones til'd it with a tip-in, Kansas lirought the hall down the (ourt hut Hex Swell dc- tlecleti a Gardner pass and Nehra.ska raced tor the goal with Grupe hitting the winning shot.

second-half scoring heroics almost pulled it out for Kansas. He led with 29 points, getting 20 ot them in the half. Grupe was high for with 17. Daryl Petsch had 14, Tom Kiissell 13 and Swett 12 in the balanced Nebraska attack. total wa.s highest of his career.

Nolen Ellison, with 13, was the only other Jayhawk in double figures. a week ago Kansas edged 69-68 in the consolation finals of the Big 8 Tournament at Kansas City. Devaney Will Get Husker Job Devaney eTo Go Bv Don Brvant Bob Devaney, slated to be next head football coach as soon as Wyoming officials blow the whistle for the kickolf, was chomping at the bit Saturday afternoon. like to get over there just as soon as Devaney told the Sunday Journal and Star via phone from Laramie. feel the Nebraska job presents a tremendous opportunity and a great Devaney indicated reputation for supporting its beloved Cornhuskers may have played a pari in his decision to leave his program at Wyoming and tackle the job of putting NU into the victory columns more season record now is 4-7, 5-7.

i Saturday marked the second straight triumph at Lawrence. li Iluskers shocked the Jays, 69-68, late season, hat loss knocked KU mil of a tie for the Big 8 title with Kansas State. By Conde Sargent a t-brcaking University i High made Wahoo its 6 th con- seeiitive viclim, Saturday know the officiais of the university and the people of The Tutors, who used a very interested sliekv zone defense to deter lieveloping a good football offense, liroke iiiiiek-! said, ly to a 14-5 first lead certainly will do ev- Wyoming Release Is All Thales Necessary A telephone poll may give would come. The question re- ance, subject to the Wyoming Nebraska the answer It wants solved Saturday to whether UK.) have talked to Wyoming officials and hope- Uyomings contract gjye the OK Bob Devanev so he tul they will be able to conduct a telephone Dye said. know today 'hVcwne 'i'h'; immediately via a phone iioll, 2.5lh head foot- nothing until Feb.

2, or ball coach give NU verbal approval im- tabbed mediately and wait until the day by NU athletic director A Wyoming source said. Tippy Dye as No. a eryone connected with the and only I Dye said Saturday night ne- schoor seems resigned to the balkiness over a contract re- gotiations no further fact Devaney is gone, and lease prevented the Nebraska along than this (Saturday) while sorry about los- Regents from putting the of- (when Dye an- ing him anxious to ficial stamp of approval on nounced the selection of De- start looking for a coach, the successful Cowboy coach, vaney, the accept -1 4 jx benefit of Huskers now return borne for two games against Big 8 foes thi.s week. Oklahoma invades Wednesday and Colorado comes to town Saturday. Both tilts start at 8:05 p.m.

and were never in danger. II was second loss in 6 contests. Coach Dale lass in my power to ervthing While Devaney was anxious to receive bless- Kansas hit 29 of 60 field shots for 4HG. and Nebraska sank 31 of 67 for 46'r. drupe 7 7 4 Swt'U tt Sladuvnik 0 liowers 2 I'uelz 0 iNaunen 31 Nebraska Kankat Affendanre 3-5 I 5 0 0 0-1 0-1 1-2 0-0 17 namas fl Spaik.s 13 Matt 8 12 KUi.xon 0 ani't' 4 Gibswi 1 0 a 3 34 rt 0-0 .1 0-0 ft 12 I 0-0 I 00 7-15 S3 TftlaU 2ft 34 III I.

should tiavf been grateful defense come soon, lie was in the dark keeping up on the last the exact time he eould expect Cowboy officials to re- University contract, except tor a period late in last I heard, the 3rd period and early in be before 2, but it may the 4th quarter be he said. just nearly up to par. know, but hopeful High-scoring Hick Olson and expectant that it might had one of his worst nights, be before needing 7 j)oints in the final a delay until Feb. 2 eould quarter to wind up with 12 hamper plans for lor the evening. the 1962 Cornhuskers, unless George Zariiis and i in informal approval is given Dick joined in double and he is able to start at NU figures.

Zarins had 16 and before formal approval is is- Robert S. for Nebraska. Main obstacle according to reliable Wyoming sources, is the fact that one or two members of the Board of Trustees are holding out for a full meeting on Feb. 2, instead of a phone poll, to flash the green light. The Associated Press reported that Wyoming University D.

Humphrey announced Saturday night that Clifford P. Hansen. president of the Board, was conducting a poll of the university Board of Trustees to consider request for a contract release. Humphrey said an announcement probably would be made today. There seemed no doubt that the contract release inks pact.

Peru Clips Wesleyan, 74-69 4.900. I SporlK Slate Local No events scheduled. National Football All-Star game, TV-7, 2:30 p.m.; U.S. Bowl, draft choices v. West draft choices, TV-3, 1 p.m.

Sports Spectacular Rodeo Championships, TV -6 10, 1:30 p.m. Dick, the leading fast break benefactor, added 10 'Fhe first 7 minutes of the 3rd quarter were miserable ones tor Uni. The scored only one point until sub Danny Key.ser brought a swishing tw'o-hand pushshot into the game. He re.sponded with the first of 3 fielders and sued by Wyoming brass. Devaney said he was looking forward to meeting the members of the Nebraska varsity and freshman football teams hope the boys are real hard and will all be with he said with good or 3 of us will Wesleyan, bottled up in the first half, fell to the Bobcats 74-69 Saturday night in the Nebraska College Conference opener.

The Plainsmen scored a mcash 22 points in the junior Steve Butts added two buckets to run the 4 -mark get over there just as soon as score to 40-28. possible. University next game Bob said Moiiilav Local No events scheduled. Stale liasketbaU MUDECAS Tournament, Beatrice. is night at home against unbeaten Blair.

Wahoo is at Ashland the same evening. University reserves won the preliminary, 52-30. rSAIH'xirV IIIC.HWAIIOO 8 Kit tlUon 4 10 Novj 3 44 19 Hull 2-2 8 iiidhmnk :) 7 2 3 16 1 4-fi 6 Dick 4 2 3 19 Patton 0 7 10 Dicfkm'n 0 0 2 0 .5 7-9 171 0 0 Sandxtedt 0 043 0 he wanted meet with the boys who are scholarship, as well as any others who are interested in playing football to talk over the importance of their classroom work and go over some of our Devaney said his staff of assistants depend on the at Wyoming. am hopeful that one of fiMiicv 1 3 iny assistants ill have the i uhutt llish 3 2-2 8 11-18 61 lulaU 12 46 5 1.5 18-46 14 19 7 ('oiitinued on Page 3D. ol.

2. first while Peru was amassing 39. But opening the second half, NWU switched from its zone defense and came out in a pressing man-to- man alignment to frustrate Wesleyan outscored the Bobcats 47-35 in the half, but was unable to catch up. IS defending NCC champion and in pre-season predictions the Bobcats and Wesleyan were expected to be the main powers fighting for the title. With the victory, Peru is now 11-3.

record is 7-3. big Bob Buettgen- back took high point honors with 22. Larry Rathe scored 20, Mike Roach hit 14 and Tom Yopp collected 12 in a high-scoring balanced attack. aces Jim Munford and Dick who hit 15 apiece. Duane I 13 and Chet 10 rounded out double-figure scorers.

The Plainsmen will have a chance for revenge, when the Bobcats come to Lincoln for a 3 contest. Peru popped in 26-59 for and Wesleyan hit 26-69 for a field average. The closest the Plainsmen could come was 5 points, as the Bobcats hung on for the victorv. lO-KC ft i-ft 1,. Rathe 4 2 ii ll.irxej 2 2-2 1 Hue'nbach 8 fi-7 8 Mayo 0 0-0 10 6 z-2 Hamm 0 0-0 13 2 8 3 0 Totals 22-34 74 u--m KVVN ft Iti-i kmaii Nelson ft Stevens 4 Faul 4 1 Mitchell Nebraska and Wyoming to wind this thing up as quickly as possible, and the job may get There were also reports that Devaney will be given the approval to come to Lincoln and start his duties at Nebraska immediately, even though the Cowboy board holds out for a Feb.

2 formal approval of his departure. Strength was added to the belief that an informal agreement, which would permit Devaney to assume his NU duties and Wyoming to pursue a new coach, might be reached. The Associated Press reported Wyoming athletic director Glenn Jacoby said would have to wait until F'eb. 2 but that informal agreement I might be Hansen reportedly a chief objector to n- tract release, told the AP, seems to be a in the board against waiving long contracts. Chancellor Clifford Hardin and Dye have been authorized by the NU Regents to work with Wyoming officials in clearing up the difficulties.

Dye was formally appointed by the Regents at their meeting Saturday. He becomes the highest paid director or coach (i-O in the 0-0 history, re- ,4 ceiving all out of jO the non-tax athletic ment funds. Totals 29 11-18 69 8 leyan S. Could Northeast Shooters Erupt; South Sioux Falls, 79-54 Success Bob Buettgenbach Sundav Journal Star Special The Capital City club con -1 accustomed to stellar defen- i South Sioux on field goals while sive roles, erupted with IB Northeast, paced bv Jon Og- its 4th contest in fipn anH Chuck i outmgs. riday up- smacked South Sioux City set Hastings in Lincoln, 60-56.

fensive show Saturday£79-54. i Odgen and and 18 points respectively. it was best of- Devaiiey Has Ceiilral Crushes Soutlieasl, 65-38 Omaha Lincoln South-High, never was in conten east was handed a crushing; Boj? 65-38 basketball loss Saturday I night by powerful Omaha Cen- jtral. the halt. I Central had a hot hand the The subs fare first 3 periods, racing to a so well in the final period, 61-24 lead going into the final notching only 4 points as 8 minutes.

Southeast countered 14. guard Wall Southeast now has won two ('ribl)s lead the Omaha on- of 5 games and coach FM Johnson substituted freely thereafter. At the half, balanced attack had produecd a 137-13 lead. Thirteen Rockets played. Flleven scored, i more Jerry Motz and Dave l.ebsack each had 10 points South Sioux City, now 1-6 for the year, had oniy guard Success is something with which Robert S.

Devaney is quite familiar. In fact, as head coach, the man who will assume command of football fortunes has a record of 87 wins, 19 and 5 ties to show' for his last two head coaching jobs. Wyoming in the past 5 teams had a 35-10-5 mark. As a high school coach in Alixma, Mich hi.s record was a sparkling in iJohn Dryden to shout about. Central, beaten only by Tech He peppered in 26 points, 7 years.

He coached in Michi- early in the season and riding mostly on long fielders, to high schools 7 years high ever since, led by 36-14 at take scoring honors. Dryden ha.s tallied 78 points in his last 3 games. The Lincoln team, which Lincoln High next day in a return match, hit oniv 9 of 22 throw- slaughl with 21 markers in the 3rd quarter. The Knights, noticeably tired after hard-fought 54-51 victory over Lincoln Forwards Bill House and (ireg Hedberg were South- lop scorers with 8 points apiece. Hedberg sat out game in Lim'oln with a sprained ankle.

Next F'riday Southeast travels to Grand Island THKVST OM4HA i t.STHVI. Senior Bowl North South 0 0 7- 7 14 11-42 V. AUFNE A ba-skeibal! is all by not for long as University High and Walioo players close Sieve Bulls (24) and Jim Dick (42) and Rich (on Boon, CliH Novy (15) and Davo Johnson (31), Playoff Bowl Fn. In the action are Detroit Philadeiphia 10 14 0 7 10 (F -10 U.ilU-r* Mii tillUM' Mdii hhjih I liDliX I 3 2 1 0 9 2 Cl I him 2 2 6 Orah.fin 0 0 0 0 3 2-3 ft 1 MjrO'i'W 1 01 2 NOR I HI (ft'li-n StiUHr Ix'lJi Oieli McMullen Michetlsiyn 1 0-1 Shuman 0 0-2 1 -2 4 lyrell 3 9 0 ft VoiiiK 35 Surthratii 'bftUlh Mutiv MH Ilf 0 4 S.t. -l 4 3 Ujii hck 1 0 0 1 Ml'lm 7 4 2 111 Drydin 11 4 8 1 0 1 2 M.itC'Uííín 1 2 4 0 1 2 4 K.ilM-f 34 1 34 .5 1 1-3 1 0-1 2 ToIaU 19 54 19 IK 3 10 15 8 21 1 .5 14 3 l'.

2 2 1 1 0 00 1 I 2 1 0-0 14 10.14 38 OmaSa "A 6j 6 8 lo Ho'fttoii Md The B-! oil ('oilegD led bv a 3t)-poun perloni ance by Jim Hooiey, raced to an 88-79 basketball victory over Navy Saturday. fore moving to Following his prep career at Alpena, Devaney went to Michigan State where he as an a-si. tant under Duffy Daugherty until he moved to Wyoming as the ces or to Dickens, now' at Indiana, in 1957. The 46-year-old, oft spoken coach graduated from iMu-higan) College in 1939 with a degree social science. A native of Saginaw, Devaney is married to tho former Phyllis Wiley, a coK lege classmate, and they two children Michael 20, and Patricia, 17 0 i am the Conference in I'FiH and 195!) and tied with Utah Stale for the the two sca During his stay at the Coutiuuod Pw 3 D), Cd.

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