The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on March 18, 1962 · Page 38
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 38

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, March 18, 1962
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IP t LINCOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAR March 18, 1962 Bucks Advance In NCAA Ohio St. Tops Kentucky , 74-61 Iowa City, Iowa W — Versatile Jerry Lucas shot top- ranked Ohio State into the National Collegiate Basketball Championship Tournament by powering the Buckeyes to a 74-64 conquest of 3rd-ranked Kentucky Saturday night. The Buckeyes’ victory in the finals of the Mideast Regional Tournament was al-! most a repeat of last year’s j regional tournament finals in which Ohio State beat Kentucky 87-74. Ohio State now moves into the 4-t e a m championship tourney at Louisville, Ky., next week, meeting Wake Forest in a first round game. Lucas, 3 time All-America selection for the Buckeyes, put on a brilliant shooting and passing performance. He pumped in 25 first half points, including a stretch in which he scored 15 in a row for his team. The 6-8 senior added 8 in the second half for a total of 33, which made up for his sub-par 9-point performance in the semifinals Friday night. Lucas’ shooting sent Ohio State to a 41-37 halftime edge and the Buckeyes quickly pulled safely in front after the intermission, behind the shooting of John Havlicek. Little Gerry Williams Scored 5 points in overtime to lead Butler to 3rd place. W ake Forest Advances College Park, Md. UP)—Wake Forest’s tournament-wise veterans blew a 10-pomt lead but came back in the second half to whip Villanova 79-69 for the NCAA Eastern Regional basketball tournament header of the 25th National Saturday night. ! Invitational ‘ ............ The victory, before a ament, packed house of 12,500 in the University of Maryland’s Cole Field House, sent the \tlantic Coast Conference champions into the national finals at Louisville next weekend. ICLA Cops NCAA \\ in Provo, Utah .4* -The UCLA Bruins smothered the Oregon State Beavers 88-69 and won the Far West NCAA regional tournament “Saturday night UCLA will play Cincinnati m the first round of the national collegiate basketball finals in Louisville, Ky., this weekend. Pepperdine won the battle for 3rd place with a 75-71 win over Utah State in the first game of the evening’s doubleheader Basketball May Be Wrong Refs Must Be Honored: Walker iiiiiiitiHiiiiiiimnmmfwnniTmnntnimmHHiHimiimiiiiitrni By Dick Becker Sunday Sports Columnist The high cost of playing came home to Nebraska football fans last week. Announcement of salaries for the gridiron coaches put that item higher than for any previous athletic administration. Salaries for the athletic director and the football staff will run about 816,000 higher than when Bill Orwig, Bill Jennings and Co. were in charge, now near $92,000. However, not only is this in line with a normal cost of living increase, it also represents a wise outlook on the part of the University administration. The belief is that a winning team will be able to pick up the extra cost on one Saturday. Crowds of 25,000 could easily be swelled to 36.000. bringing much added revenue. No Contract Necessary 1 he approach to Bob Devaney’s hiring as head football coach was also a wise one. He has no contract, can leave at any time. But this, in reality, could happen anyway. One thing M officials have learned is that there will always be capable coaches around the country. Plenty of l ime In giving Devaney a 3-year appointment the school has allowed plenty of time for a sound building program. This is the same period Jennings was kept at the helm. However, Devaney has indicated he has no intention of taking that long to succeed. He’s doing everything possible to turn the 1962 Cornhuskers into title contenders. School Should Pay It is only right, too, that a school pay a coach a comparable salary. In some places outside jobs are held up as added attractions to a coach. The Denver Post reported that Sonnv Grandclius was receiving $7.000 annually for a television*show. His salary from the school was only $15,000. Other schools offer housing as an inducement. \\ hile coaches salaries are getting higher, causing some eyebrow lifting, these football leaders have one extreme risk not associated with other labors. They must produce or else. While the rewards are high, the risks are certainly great. Dayton, Loyola Win in NIT Twinhill New York ,-F *— Chicago Loyola’s high-stepping Ramblers buzz e d past Temple ; 75-64 and Dayton trounced Houston 94-77 in Saturday night's quarter-final double- basketbali tourn- st r yj Vn * A* Trmpte (4 llwitM 77 l{<><ll'i<|IICZ i <;<•!* tko ( uhan Finishes Falerh in 3 i Miami Beach, Fla. F — Luis Rodriguez of Camaguey, Cuba, 3rd-runked U S welterweight, technically knocked j out Rkhardo Fa lech of Argentina Saturday night in round 3 of a scheduled 10 round tel- * ©vised fight in Miami Beach | Auditorium. Fa lech, reputedly a tireless windmill puncher, never got started as Rodriguez turned ! on a flailing attack that floored the Argentine once in round 2 and 3 times in round 3 before referee Billy Regan halted the bout to save Kale», h further punishment, Faiech s trainer, C hick y Ferrara, said “he wasn’t hurt enough to stop the fight. The referee was wrong, It was the first time in Faleeh’ reer that he was kno down,” The winners will meet in the semifinals. T h u r s d a y night. In the first round doubleheader Saturday afternoon, Duquesne took a dull 70-58 decision over Navy and Holy Cross edged Colorado State 1 niversitv 72-71. They moved into Fuesday night's quarter- j finals, which pairs Duquesne against Bradley and Holy I Cross against St. John's of i New \ ork. Prague Wins N ollevball * I harlotte I anek l.ettds II ¡niters sn * V imi io».!.!» > Holy Cfm* It c«i IttMjU'»»»«. 7# Cldc aft: I.«*«!* TS Dart«* N NCAA * K*«t WvttMal Wak* Fartât 7* <l»t) VUlaaat* «9 NVC M «Irá* ft. Josrpti*» «5 MM* «at H«* a Mw 4 «Air 74 «lat* K r t,tu<k> h-s Batter tt (Of. 3rái Hr «ter* Kr «te MMwt« Kcfiwuii l itt« litti .U 73 « 1*11 ('«turad« te t rrtfhltt« «3 «3rd* Trva* Ink SI Far kr»i Nrrtwil rStîJS. « "“L, vZFLi 5 I llu' S>erman-Howard Ha srcAA NUAix coi.i.§•:«.! - ; I¿»ague is set for Mar 27 at Mt. i|. Mar» ‘a 5i «1%** 4a« ram »«* «a ?fl ? o n m -, «> . «•«tèrra IB. M «3rd« MKAJLKVAN fl 5 P m • CUIia. 1 cams V- Ullt Prairie Viri* « **!*«. Hr .i.ntu.trr 53 Í I’*V 1,1 ’ ^ lCftgUC cm 7s «3rd« H»*t in ’ must have a representative at this meeting or a league — > NBA ( ««rionali IM «Beat Mt I arri**, etri» ili Leagii e Farvvell I lrtrla»d 14« ABI. Hawaii |M DcUoit Iti i will be I team. - Prague romped win over Yutan in straight sets for the championship of the Luther JC Inv national High School Girls Volleyball tournament here Saturday night. Charlotte Vanek’s right- handed spiking along the net paced Prague to the 14-3, 10-2 win over Yutan before an estimated 400 fans. Cedar Bluffs battled f r o m behind to win the consolation battle After losing the first set. 10-6. Cedar Bluffs rallied to take the next two, 10-8 10-4. Prague advanced to the final round with a 13-6. 12-10 decision over Waveriy in the; afternoon semifinal ’ roundt; \ utan earned its berth in the f finals with a 9-3, 10-5 triumph over Cedar Bluffs, Prague placed two girls on the all-tourney team w j t h Miss Yunek and Bermta Ber- rv landing spots- Others on1 the team are Helen Bui esh of Garland. Jody Anderson of! , j- , Waveriy, Connie Behrens of formed without their j Cedar Bluffs and Jean Kirch- t i man of Yutan, Continued from Page ID ing infraction and Northeast should have gotten the ball out of bounds instead of two free throws. After hearing remarks from Palmquist, Tech coach Neal Mosser, Tech athletic director Don Peace, North- j east principal Harlan Taylor, : game referees Ron Keefer and Bill Brazeal and supervisor of officials Cecil Walker, the board voted 5-0 to allow the final score of Northeast 68, Tech 64 to stand. Board chairman Howard I Sorensen of Omaha Benson did not vote. The board said this was the usual procedure. Other board members are L. |H. Kuhre, Milford; G. L. j j-Sims, Albion; George Miller,: Broken Bow; James Speece, Holdrege: and Leslie Chamberlin, Alliance. In substance, the board upheld the decision on the protested call made by Keefer, i who testified: “Were I to work the game again, 1 am satisfied that my position on the disputed decisions would be the same.’’ Tech also had claimed Trojan Joe Williams was expelled from the game with 1:19 left unfairly. Keefer made 7 specific points in his prepared state-! i ment: j “—My presence at this j i tournament as an official was by invitation extended to me by this board. “—This is the 3rd year that I have officiated in the Nebraska State Basketball Tournament at Lincoln. —I was assigned by the supervisor of officials, Dr. Cecil Walker, to work t h e C lass A championship game. Charily lilt Set Chicago (CPI) — The Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League will play a charity game at Cedar Rapids, la., Saturday night, Aug. 18. It will be the second consecutive year in which the Bears played a charity game at Cedar Rapids. COMING 6th ANNUAL SPORTS, VACATION and BCXkT s uew —“Dr. Walker was present at the game and I have subsequently been advised that the majority of this board were also present. —“That by reason of your (board’s) presence at the game you are as familiar with the events of same and with my conduct as am I. —“Immediately following the game 1 gave a complete verbal report to I)r. Walker concerning same.” —And lastly that he was satisfied he would make the same calls if he worked the game again. Brazeal agreed with Keefer’s remarks and added that there was no intentional anti- Omaha calling in the game. Walker also endorsed Keefer’s statement and reminded that the referees “did what they thought was right.” There was not a direct denial of any of the charges that the call on Carter was erroneously called, however. Mosser, who covered Tech’s presentation regarding the protest itself, maintained: “Carter had full possession of the ball. That should have been an offensive foul and the ball should have been taken out of bounds.” Mosser also said Williams’ ejection was wrong. An official himself, the Tech coach said the referees’ duty on a dead ball situation like t h e Williams case is to try to break it up, maintaining* Williams shouldn't have been tossed out for a flare-up after i a jump ball with NE’s Chuck I Squier. Mosser said one paper had described the situation well j with “one official swallowed his whistle and the other had a grudge battle with me.” ? m / C. C. Thompson Walker stressed to the board that “you have to honor the judgment of the officials whether they are right or wrong.” Principal Taylor of Northeast stressed that the referees should be reversed only if there was evidence of “wilful negligence or gross incompetence.” Taylor also maintained that were the referees reversed, the time would come when no official would be willing to work for the board. C. C. Thompson, secretary of the NSAA, sat with the board during the hearing and answered many of Palmquist’s questions regarding j NSAA procedures. Some of Palmquist’s state’ ments brought muffled chuckling from the 100 or so persons who crowded in for the open hearing. The Tech principal talked for over an hour even though the board asked him 3 different times to come to the issue at hand. Mosser on occasion sought to hurry the proceedings to the formal protest. Among Palmquist’s comments were: —An offer to Keefer of a contract to referee a Tech game next year. —Requested that the board subtract 10 points from Northeast’s total (involved in the foul and 3 technical fouls on Mosser which followed), so that the final score would have been 6458 in Tech’s favor. —Stressed that Nebraska University should not be blamed for anything regarding the protest. —Hoped to eliminate the outstate teams versus Omaha problem. Sought change in procedure so that “a grave officiating error” wouldn’t happen again. -Asked questions regarding the financial setup of the NSAA, offering to personally pay for the cost of the hear­ ing which he said apparently was to be billed to Tech. The board later passed a motion to use NSAA funds to pay necessary expenses. —Sought the procedure to assigning student sections at the state meet, stressing that Northeast had choice sections while Tech was moved about. —Recommended that banners be eliminated and cited an example that a Northeast banner carried in front of Tech’s stands met with a brief flare-up. —Wanted more careful consideration in selection of officials for championship games. —Congratulated Lincoln police for maintaining order after the game. —Recommended a 3rd official to be at the official scorers bench to catch errors and be available to coaches who wish to confer about a call. —Read a number of letters from fans and referred often to newspaper articles, including one by Robert Prokup of the Daily Nebraskan. Prokup was employed by the NSAA to assist the floor manager of Coliseum with errands and other duties during the state tourney. Northeast coach Ed Johnson, listed on the Board’s agenda as a possible speaker, did not attend. NE activities director Bun Galloway attended with Taylor but did not speak. Nebraskans are Proud of Nebraska Wesleyan • • • OF THE PLAINSMEN AND THEIR OUTSTANDING SHOWING AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT HELD AT EVANSVILLE, INDIANA . . . • • • OF WESLEYAN'S FINE CONTRIBUTIONS BRINGING NATION-WIDE RECOGNITION TO THE PROGRESS-OF NEBRASKA. • • • OF THE EXPANSION AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THIS FAST- GROWING SCHOOI ____ t ) t t ) i i ( / / ) ) ' t J / i t ) / } t Fti. - Sat. - Sun. March 30, 31 and April lit Exposition Bfdg, N£8RAS*A STATI (AIR GROUNDS Largest Boat and Sports • Equipment Show in Lincoln's History tree Stage f utertuinmeni i for all the Family j BETTI BONN MODELS WMi-d C tt’wt .<¡1, f ADULTS 50c Children under 12 Free i Plenty of Free Parking t DAY AFTER DAY Golds OF NEBRASKA HAS MORE OF EVERYTHING CONGRATULATIONS ... to Basketball ( nach Irv Pelmr»on ami the Plaintmen for the Une Job at Evunsville! Key Witnesses , Judges in Prep Basketball Hearing '$ « « I m -m-? ■ ... imm cipal; and G vi o A Saturday before the NSAA Board of C ontrol disallowed Omaha Tech’s protest on Lincoln Northeast’s state basketball championship victory. Involved in the hearings were (1) Carl Palmauist Omaha Tech nrin V '^edl **»•». Omaha Tech coach; (3) the Board of Control (from left* Leslie Chamberlin of Alliance, L. H. Kuhre of Milford, chairman Howard Sorensen of Omaha Benson Georee Miller of BrYen Row ^m R^^ . L. Sims of Albion; (4) Bun Galloway, Northeast athletic director (seated) and Harlan Taylor (standing) Northeast principal, police, referee Ron Keefer (seatedi and court reporter ' ’ Speece of Holdrege

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