The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on February 21, 1969 · Page 17
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Friday, February 21, 1969
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SPORT SIGNALS 75r By Hal Brown Sports Editor, The Star ,i LINK, Friday, February .21, 1969 Tho Lincoln Star 17 TANKERS TIE KNIGHT Foul Hits LHS In Last Event . . . EAST MERMEN CLOSE By VIRGIL PARKER R I'rrp )urls Urn,' K - State Upset Biggest colletelTseoan?WaS biggeSt Up'et f bst fall'S According to Beano Cook, the ABC - TV7 figure filbert who compiles statistics on such things as upsets, it hap - ? V,nC?ln Xeb ' on Xov - 9 wben Kansas State bopped the Huskers, 12 - 0. And those people who thought the Big Eight was a topsy - turvy league last fall are backed bv Beano's t jur - mg that shows the Big ight and the Atlantic Coast fu the major conferences with more upsets in 1968 than in 1967. In the seven major conferences upsets were down by 2)'' W!th onlv 35 upsets occurring in the Big Eight Br Ten. ACC. Pacific Eight. Southeastern, Southwest and Ivv League. While the Big Eight and the ACC led in upsets with seven each, the Southeastern Conference and the Pacific Eight were the most form - following with only three each. For the three years that Beano has been keeping such statistics, the SEC has had only 10 upsets while the Southwest is the three - year leader with 23. Kansas Big Shocker Beano claims his figures disprove the idea that football is becoming more and more unpredictable. "With all the comments and articles concerning so many upsets in college football, these figures seem to disprove that notion," Beano claims. "For years, writers have claimed that the Ivy League produced so manv more upsets than any other league but in this three - vear period, there were only 16 upsets. "If one studies the pre - season selections, the onlv true shocker was Kansas. Ironically, the Jayhawks didn't pull one of the seven upsets in the Big Eight." Three of those seven upsets involved Nebraska with the Husker losses to Kansas State and Missouri along with the win over Colorado being considered upsets. Upsets By Leagues The upsets, listed by leagues: Ivy League (5): Penn over Cornell; Penn over Princeton; Penn over Dartmouth; Princeton over Dartmouth; Columbia over Cornell. ACC (7): Duke over South Carolina; Duke over Wake Forest; South Carolina over Virginia; South Carolina over Wake Forest: South Carolina over Clemson; North Carolina over Duke; Clemson over North Carolina State. Southeast (3) Mississippi over LSU: Auburn over Tennessee; Vanderbilt over Kentucky. Big Ten (5): Iowa over Minnesota; Indiana over Michigan State; Michigan over Michigan State; Minnesota over Purdie; Minnesota over Michigan State. Big 8 (7): Oklahoma over Kansas; Colorado over Oklahoma; Iowa State over Kansas Stater Kansas sta over Nebraska; Missouri over Nebraska; Nebraska over Colorado; Oklahoma State over Colorado. Southwest (5): Texas Tech over Texas; Texas Tech over Texas A&M; SMU over Texas Tech; Baylor over Texas A&M; Baylor over Texas Tech. Pacific - 8 (3) Oregon over Washington; Washington State over Washington ; Stanford over Californi . UPSETS 1 If CONFERENCES 1 rar ni li in nint, f! Jl 1 ? i l as mechanics work on the Stage Set Daytona Beach, Fla. 7P David Pearson and Bobby Isaac roared to victory in a pair of 125 - mile qualifying races Thursday and the stage was set for a mighty battle between Ford and Dodge in Sunday's Daytona 500. the world's richest stock car classic. Pearson, 3 4 - y e a r - o 1 d NASCAR champion, turned the first 190 mile an hour lap in competition in the history of the Daytona International Speedway as he led a Ford victory parade in the first race. Isaac grabbed the lead in the late stages of the second event and sped home first in a Dodge Charger. Although the 190 m.p.h. speed barrier was cracked, average speeds were well below the track's 125 - mile record el 188.539 because the I 1 l rt fV v k ' " L 1!M9 ' dr,.ven hy Lee Ro.v Varborough. smokes from screeching tires after the rear window blew out. throwing the f le?u. arS2T0Sgh Jmana - ed t0 mak( th( r new tires and went on to finish ninth in qualifying action. At right. David Pearson watches engine of his 1969 Ford which set a world stock - car one - lap record of 190 m.p.h. For Dodge - Ford Battle In Daytona Classic races were slowed by yellow caution flags. Pearson averaged 152.181 m.p.h. as he took the No. 3 pole position for Sunday's S206,000 - mile main event ol Daytona Speed Weeks. Isaac, who had already captured the No. 2 pole with a qualifying speed of 188.726, won his race at 151.668. Charlie Glotzbach, who come in second behind Isaac in a bumper - to - bumper feud with Richard Petty, took the No. 4 pole. Buddy Baker, who dropped out of the first race after only two laps, will be on the pole because he was the fastest qualifier opening day. Baker took a' Dodge Charger quickly to the front of the pack in the opening race, but after onlv two laps drove it behind the pit wall. The car had developed a freest1 REC0RD ' Canadiens Edge Leafs, Move Into First Place Montreal iffi nick Huff scored the tie - breakiny , - a on a second period power plav and the Montreal Canadien edged t h e Toronto Maple Leafs 2 - 1 Thursday night for a two - point lead in the National Hockey League's East Division title race. The victory broke a deadlock between the Canadiens and idle Boston Bruins fur the East Division lead. Sports Menu Friday Saturday BAsKMRM I. St ,(. - Ml!r.,yK - ,u KsKI II.I Bn Oklahoma Chi istiai 1 y u u IjW t V IWHl. ( b 1. 1 it v n ,t - u i " . 1 ' v"; Lincoln Hish EaM t r, mu. 8 K ' Uu m'i h t - I.i'H - oln s,lui! .,, ' ... K. , n , rtheal VI Lincoln B$t Pius X at Omaha Bishop Ryan. Audit - mum. ; n, "RIMIINfi State High School WRESTLING - State 1 ! i - i - , I , a , M at Nebraska Wesleyan, 7:30 p.m. ' kf,,a at Nebraska. M ( .,,. swimming - Nebraska at Oklahoma vmvIItu s N',,,,;'sK'1 " State. ,',.! , (. MV stics Lincoln High at Grand j 1 hockey51 at Beatriee' 4 p m r Sunday slight vibration. Baker said i he could have kept going, but his crew decided to save the Dodge for the big one rather than take a gamble. As Baker retired. Pete Hamilton. NASCAK's 1968 Rookie of the Year, rocketed ahead in another Charger and set a blazing pace that came close to 190 m.p.h. on the fourth lap. But the average speed dropped abruptly to 134 m.p.h. when a blown engine in a Ford driven by Hnio Gray of Rome, Ga., spilled oil in the track and brought the caution flag out for 10 laps. 1 hen H iTiilt ,r. ' ' 1 tr 7 t seconds for tire changes and Pearson blazed into the lead. : l!owed by Cale Varborough. On the 20th lap, Pearson was clocked at 190.274 Ten miles farther down the road, Varborough ran down I Lintol "Sh's Spencer Luedke Cipriano Offered University of Nebraska basketball coach Joe Cipriano Thursday indicated he has rejected overtures to become basketball coach at Northwestern University. Cipriano had been con - sidered the No. 1 candidate the flying Pearson as their torrid duel raged the average speed climbed steadily. But the back window in a Ford driven by Lee Roy Yarbonuigh shattered, and as he veered off the high - banked west turn iih tires smoking, the yellow flags went up again for five laps. Pearson hung just off Yarborough's rear bumper for 20 furious laps and then, with seven laps to go. surged ahead on the back stretch to stay. haa - 'bb. lib in a Ford aul Golds nith in i ) - i . e i i k - - d up in an i r ; i !i Ay h the se - ond race, with the lead changing hands frequently. On the 29th lap, Petty churns his wa to a meet Rejects Cage Job By Big Ten School for the post vacated recently by Larry (.iass because of his long association with Northwestern athletic director Tippy Dye. who hired Joe when he was serving in a similar post at Nebraska. "I was honored to have the opportunity to visit with Tippy about a fine school like Northwestern, and the idea of working with my former coach and lose friend was financially and standpoint of uiid Cipriano. . my family and kiddy in Lincoln attracth from t challeng "Hour I and with our affiliation with the Universitj it Nebraska i have enjoyed a fine relationship with athletic director Bob Devaney and look forward to working with him in the future. "While we a j! p r e cia i t ,. r. ' rk ol 1:50.6 in the J(M - arrl Northwestern s intru st, we are happj at Nebraska and want to expend all our time toward the Comhuskor pro - gram." he added. 'l0 htt AMU an outstanding jog with our basketball program1 Devaney said. "Wo arc wry pleased lie has decided to stay with us and we are looking forward to a fine future for our basketball teams " Cipriano is currently in his sith season at Nebraska Dye brought bis former pupil to Nebraska alter I ipriano had compiled a 4345 record in three ears at Idaho. In 1G t'ipriano's ended a 16 - year string of losing seasons with a KM record, besl in 45 years at Ne braska His NU record now stands at 77 - 69. d to ! m lin i ,1 t'i event, hut a judge's decision ruled that the fourth member of the Lincoln High relax quartet had left the starting blocks before the third man touched the end of tbu third w ith 74 . Hunts teelin;: bee crucial ruling. hb;.'i some of the luster oft the thrilling affair in which three new records were set Ace Lincoln High freest) ler Spencer Luedke bested two of the marks He lowered his own IM vear old record in the SOO - yard event from 1:53,4 to 1:56,6, then came back to break the 160 - yard standard set bj Northeast's Jim Pickerel last ear with a :56.3 timing. Southeast's Greg Shaw toppled former Knight ToiU TidbalTi three year - old 100 - yard butterfly record twice in tWO da s. He cliunied the distance m 56.5 m the Wednesday preliminaries U) establish the time : thfl record books in the Thuri day Small he was acain under the old mark wnUe Winning the (went m ao" B Lincoln High's Mark Bryan also broke the old record both days while finishing second to Shaw. ..ene - TODAY AT COLISEUM - 8 Defending Titles In State Mat Meet Uy VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer Bight defending champions and .'57 grapplers in all who SCOI ad points m Last winter's state high school wrestling tournament r e t u r n fot another chanre when the VM)',i championships open at the Coliseum on the University of Nebraska campus Friday afternoon. ( lass (' leads the list with It returnees and three Champions. lass I! has an equal number of first place finishers back and VI in all, while ( lass A has the most wide open opportunity for the its! school tltlehoiders return and but to who managed to place among the top four in IMS. Omaha Central's Tony Ross leads the Cla lea ribbon winners He was j last's John Lour, bmrlh ua pounds in '6X. will also at thai same weight this ekrnd in an attempt to ic even higher arnon4 the Bellevue, waa h a. br ... ' ,!!' "b id h mpeared to on tlv ninth event of the II - eent program. In the 100 - ard freestle the links' I'aul l ldridge was the winner, with liryan second, and teammate Paul Martin fourth. The trio Rave I in coin High 15 points in th one event and what appeared to be a safe lead Results r: J , 1 i r i mmn s& NMM MV S,.,lkrr. M i Ma mm i H - straw Mfe KE - i 2M shH.Sir la, WMu Mtenan mi ' iwwil " .rO.. l.m,' .In Ukh nH - II squad members to the event. Defending date B champion Lexington returns with last year's 112 - pound winner Gary Appieton The other two are Gothenburg's Dan Mowrey back to defend his 96 - pound title and Jack Hob - bie aj Nebraska City who captured the heavyweight The defending class c champs. Bayard, also has a returning winner. Jim Anesl. who won at M pounds last back un under. ILirrisburg's dim fiord and Rusht lllc's larj nes are the other returning eholders. tit Harrisburg, which finished a dose second to Bayard In the final count last "winter, toads the list with three returning point getters. Jim's brother Hob GiffoJ is back again, along with Hob Pile The 1968 State meet irnrAfM

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