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Rubber Band KU Defense Stretches Until Offense Snaps Back John Riggins iayhawks" Dan Heck By DON FORSYTHE Kansas is snapping back from a disastrous 1-9 football season with a defense which keeps the Jayhawks in contention long enough for their explosive attack to outscore the opposition. The surprise team of the Big Eight thus far, Kansas carries a 4-1 season mark and shares the top rung in the conference stand- ings with Nebraska at 1-0. keep stretching us, but we keep snapping says Pepper Rodgers of his defense. It was most obvious in the stunning 21-15 upset of Kansas State in Manhattan last week. Kansas State originated 102 plays compared to just 37 for Kansas.

Defensive backfield coach Dick Tomey. whose secondary was subjected to 52 passes by the Wildcats, proudly clutched the game ball after the win. let the other team have the ball that many plays and win. never seen it happen before. impossible.

Ifs ridiculous. They (Kansas State) tried everything halfback pass, hitches, long and short and our boys never he said. How good are the Jayhawks? think you can consider us a pretty good Rodgers. thought we were good all along and not as bad as some people seemed to think we might be. LINCOLN, OCT.

15, PAGE 13 Oui- problem was defense. It was young and had to come along, and it The Jayhawks are making up for their lack of experience with very aggressive play. already matched last total of nine pass interceptions and have recovered 10 enemy fumbles while losing only five themselves. A pair of bantam-sized walk-ons. 181- pound linebacker Tommy Oakson and 174- pound defensive back Mark Geraghty, have been inspirational leaders with their excellent play.

Mike Sullivan, who lettered as a back-up man behind Jim Bailey last year and missed spring practice because of knee surgery, is the lone veteran up front. Duke Holden, a 28-year-old junior college import, and sophomores Don Perkins and Gery Palmer have improved with each game. Palmer, at 6-4 and 245 pounds, is regarded as a future great. But it is still the Jayhawk which worries opposing coaches. And well it should.

The Jayhawks have unquestioned quality at the running back spots with 230-pound John Riggins, already No. 13 on the all-time Big Eight rushing list, and 6-3, 205-pound Steve Conley. Junior college transfer Dan Heck ha.s the KU quarterbacking problems. He can run and throw, which adds an extra dimension to the attack. Last week the Jayhawks played conservatively against Kansas State, passing only six times.

But Heck has a galaxy of swift receivers at his disposal. Heading the cast is 5-11, 165-pound Lucius Turner, a Fort Scott JC transfer who beat out the heralded Xerk White for a wide receiver job. On the other side trackmen Ron Jessie and Marvin Foster have been waging a week- to-week struggle for the starting Back in harness this week will he 6-f, 225-pound tight end Larry Brown, one of five Jayhawk receivers who have caught passes of over 30 yards this season. Widely-rccrufted Vince central figure in the recent probation handed Kansas State, backs Riggins and has averaged 6.6 yards on just 11 carries. All summer long KU faithful proclaimed "Kansas is more than a slogan at this point.

Links, Switch Paired Jura to Inside By DO.N FORSYTHE Basketball isn't about to bump football from the sports spotlight in Nebraska for awhile, but Cornhu.sker coach Joe Cipriano and 15 candidates preparations for the 1970-71 Thursday. One who is especially anxious U) get on with it is Schuyler junior Chuek Jura. The 6-10 lefthander has not only his siipbomore season behind him, but two weeks of intensive summer eompetition which has bolstered his confidence. Jura was one of 40 players from the U.S. invited to a special Olympic development camp at the Air Force Academy.

"1 played against some of the best players in the coontry. We played almost six hours each day and when we playing we were talking he says. In the Olympic camp Chuck played inside rather than at the forward spot he played most of the time as a sophomore. Cipriano is planning on going back to more single post offense this year and this calls for Chuck to work inside. will be good to get back in there.

where I played during high school and as a freshman. This summer I learned a lot about playing he says. "Last year I really as tough as I should have been. This summer I also learned a lot about being physically and mentally says Chuck. With Henry Iba in command, another thing which was stressed in the Olympic camp was team play.

By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer With Seacrest Field idle Saturday night for the first time since the football season opened, intra-city clash between Lincoln High and Southeast wraps up the weekend high school action. In other Fridiiy night games involving Capital City clubs, Pius will be at Heelan High In Sioux City, while Northeast travels to Hastings. East was to open the gridiron slate this week with a Thursday night encounter at Seacrest Field against Columbus. The Southeast-Lincoln High game is the only contest in the pitting two rated clubs from the Class A top 10. Coach Frank Southeast club holds down the No.

2 spot in the ratings with a 4-0-1 record, while coach Andy Links are ranked 7 with a 3-1 mark. "We have a good gjoup of outstanding Solich admits, "but Lincoln High will present the toughest faced. call it a typical Lincoln High defense. People have had real trouble moving the ball against The IJnks have given up just three touchdowns all season. been fortunate that if one back come through another Solich adds.

Thompson and Doug Dceter have been real consistent. Dave Firestone is a fine blocking back, but he had a big offensive night against Northeast. Mark Michel is continually improving as a punt return man. And if that all slows down, Don Osvog is throwing the ball better all the Loehr is justifiably proud of the play of his defensive line. be naming the whole unit if I started pointing out he said.

line and linebackers have all been playing it The Links were idle the past weekend after their game with 'Marvin Stewart. Chicago, in. i-3 wttKCliu diici inuii 5 Randv Watts, Richmond, Kentucky 4-0 Northeast was snowed out ana oenotes lettermen. postponed until Nov. 13.

know if that will help or said. even able to practice over the weekend. There was no heat, thus no hot water for Loehr says his offense often bogged itself down this fall with mistakes. just hope we can continue io play a tough defense and eliminate those errors that stop Solich has much the same desire. defense has been playing quite he says.

hope they can play another good game and that the offense sa.woT^oo,“* can keep things moving as it has Chuck Jura NU Cage Veteran have to play together if you're going to says Chuck. there Tom McMillen and Cyril Baptiste were on the same team. Both averaged over 20 points, but they win many can finish high in the Big Eight this year even though we lost some good seniors from last year. We just have to get ourselves Cipriano, 96-80 in seven previous says this club will be fun to than last 16-9 outfit. can do more things with this team.

We have more complete players this he says. the fact that we played three sophomores last year will help us, Jura, A1 Nissen and Mike Peterson are the junior veterans with Leroy Chalk and Marvin Stewart providing the senior leadership. Basketball Roster Player, Home Ht. Tom Bryan, Ft. Recovery, Ohio 4-4 Leroy Chalk, Big Sandy, Texas 4-7 Cal Christline, Sterling, Nebr.

4-7 Dave Drevo, Crete, 4-5 Tom Gregory, Fullerton, Calif. 4-3 Lee Harris, Omaha, Nebr. 4-3 'Chuck Jura, Schuyler, 4-10 Curt LeRossignol, Lincoln, 4-8 Bob Munson, Bradford, Vermont 4-3 Nissen, Miller, S. 4-3 Peterson, Omaha, 4-8 Ambrose Ratcliff, Chicago, 4-4 Tony RichI, Louisville, Kentucky 4-4 Wt. 165 200 190 175 170 220 210 185 180 185 185 180 175 140 Class Jr.

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Soph, Sr. Soph. 12 The Schedule Nov, 23: Varsity-Freshman game. Oec. 1: at Wyoming; 5: Iowa; Northern Iowa; 11: at Texas Christian; at Southern Methodist; 14: Nevada; 18-19: Husker Classic (Oklahoma City, Colorado State, Miami, 23: at Wichita; 28-30: Big Eight Tournament.

Jan. 9: at Kansas State; 14- Iowa State; 30: Oklahoma State. Feb. 1: at Oklahoma; 4: Kansas; 9: at Iowa State; 13: Missouri; 14: at Colorado; 20: at Oklahoma State; 22; Oklahoma; 27: at Missouri. March 2: Kansas State; 4: Colorado; 13: at Kansas.

I Atokad Entries I Friday POST TIME 2:30 P.M. First race, purse $99, 3-year-olds, claiin- Dcvaiiey Calls Rumor Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney Thursday scotched a published report that the University of' Miami was reported seeking him as a coach. never been contacted, nor am I interested in being contacted. This is strictly a fantasy as far as he said. Mr.

C. A. Aramat Terri M. Willie Windtrace Me Cara Les El Red Virgie Boy Music Machine Trace Wind Also Bombcon, Tonga Music, Judy in Disguise, Mr. Gender.

Second race, purse $900, 2-year-olds, claiming 4 furlongs. Broomdale Strutting Suzi Larry's Delight Special Craft Izzy's Sorry Also Kandy Choicey With A Flash Bluetoney Double Duke Spinacount Kron, Abby's Apogee, Champagnes Fool, Cleaverdale. Third race, $900, 3-year-olds, claiming 4 furlongs. Olympia Stride Come On Kid Bob Tom Sanbur Sam Annie Bomb Dressing Wing SuUy County Sal Miss Farmerette Gay Bar-ington Shining Vision Also Flashy Trumpef, Swantirva, Sue, Lonely Way. Sacky Fourth race, purse $1,000, 2-year-olds, allowance, furlongs.

a-Dusky Ruler Z' Dlngaling Kid Sadairs Champ Choice Honey Stewardess Tommie a-Pat-A-Rullah Champagne Jo H. Ford entry. Fifth race, purse $900,4 and 5-year-olds, claiming mile and 70 yards. Duke Of Dudley Uncle Les Miss Nasomo Irish Empire Miss Continental Blond Stepper Us A Mystery Betta Bushel Special Kay Some Face Also Vick's Man, Wrong Road Sacemup. Sixth race, purse $1,000, and up, allowance, 4 furlongs.

Royal Love Millie O. Soda Biscuit My Story Book Bit Of Cheat Miss B. Slick Seventh race, purse $900, 3-year-olds, claiming 4 furlongs. Aristotle Joy Burgundy Street Silver Somali Brown Pug Knows Best Baron Champ Ho Toddlin Lass Howlin' Wind Wood River Miss Eighth race, purse $900, 4-year-olds and up, claiming mile and 70 yards. Shamrock Field Sombrero Band Lucky Skip Steel Sugar Bud J.

Bowling Night Mira Lee Spunky Bill Payette Lady Step In Line Also Lady Beth, Banker Don, Goidalyn. Foiled By May Baltimore Ask around the National League and they will tell you that Lee May likes to lean on the first pitch. "Yeah, I guess I do swing a lot at the first admits the economy-sized Cincinnati slugger, the first pilch is good to swing Eddie Watt gave May a good first pitch to swing at Wednesday and the big first baseman rocketed it for a three-run homer and a 6-5 Reds victory over Baltimore in the fourth game of the World Series. "I knew when I went up there that be pitching me said May, a right-handed hitter. wanted me to hit it down to Hoover at third base.

But I fooled him. I hit it over Hoover and all the others Hoover is pet name for Brooks Robinson, whose vacuum cleaner glove has robbed him of three hits in this series. Despite the frustrating time that Robinson has given him, May has managed six hits in 14 trips for a .428 batting average and eight runs batted in. The Reds were trailing 5-3 and running out of innings Wednesday when Tony Perez opened the eighth with a walk against Jim Palmer. Johnny Bench ripped a single to left and that brought in Watt.

had never seen him said May. asked in the dugout and they said he throws sliders and Armed with only that little bit of knowledge. May stepped to the plate, determined to follow Casey advice about Robinson that fella his players. wanted said May. way, only one run short and i still two innings to play.

1 figured pitch me inside I so hit it down to Hoover for a double play. sucked me up a few Instead, Watt got his first pitch out over the plate said May, his eyes flashing and his hand held waist high. May leaned all of his 205 pounds into the pitch and it sailed high and far over the left field fence, turning the ball game around. knew it was out right said May, who has hit enough homers to know when gone. thought to myself, a run up and then I started Cadiilacing it around the May did his share of Cadiilacing home run trots during the regular season, cracking 34 homers and driving in 94 runs.

The figures made him No. 3 in the power arsenal behind Perez and Bench. While the Orioles have effectively silenced the other two in this series, limiting them to a combined 4-for-29, they been able to stop May. thought be more keyed up playing in the World Series and said May, it worked that way. You have to stay loose and get your Is Mets Magic in Cincy? Hodges Visits Sparky AP WIREPHOTO Bench blocks the plate and tags out Brook.s Robinson in the third inning of the fourth game Wednesday.

Robinson was trying to score on Elrod single. isey Diengei auvice binson. hit it to Stengel used to tell -yw -m to get the run in off OSS onoreu I I As Top Golfer I Frank Rose, a June graduate of the University of Nebraska now living in Topeka, has won the third annual Outstanding Nebraska Amateur Golfer award. Rose, who finished a close second last year to Jim Shade of Norfolk despite winning the Nebraska State Amateur title, repeat as state champion, but piled up enough points in the five tourneys used to select the award-winner to take the trophy. In addition to the trophy, the award sponsors, Dick Watson of Lincoln and Henry Hughes of Denver of Golf Courses, will present Rose with a $200 merchandise certificate good for redemption at any pro shop in the state.

Rose finished fourth in this State Amateur, second in the Sweepstakes, fifth in the Indian Summer Open at Hastings, eighth in the Fremont Invitational and tied for 15th in the Tournament of Champions at Grand Island the five tournaments on which the award is based. The first winner of the award was R. B. Lau of Lincoln with Shade winning last year. Blahak, Morock Return Dave Blahak 'W SPOmS SLATE AH Ine by all tUnei a.m.

ualcM boldfaced for p.m. Thursday Prep at East. Seacrest Field, 70th and (KFOR). Friday Local Prep High v. Southeast at Seacrest Field, 70th andA, (KLIN).

State Prep at Sioux City Heelan, Northeast at Hastings, (KFOR.) LSC Opens Its Tryouts Tryouts for the Lincoln Swim competitive program for the 1970-71 season will be held Thursday and Saturday at two city high school pools. The first session will be Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln High pool. The second Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Southeast pool.

Boys and girls ages seven and above are welcome. For the first time this year, coach Jack Jackson has announced a swimming instruction program for beginners. Defensive backs Morock and Joe returned to the Nebraska football camp Wednesday, leaving only alternate linebacker Bruce Hauge as a questionable performer for invasion of Kansas. now, Hauge is very said coach Bob Devaney. The sophomore linebacker came up with muscle spasms in his back after an injury in a soccer class early this week.

Bruce make the trip take Jim Branch in his said Devaney. The Cornhusker coach was pondering possible combinations of players for his 47-man travel roster. The Kansas game is the first that the Big Eight limit has been imposed on traveling. have several different ways to go and going to have to consider the says Devaney. toian cf take two full units, an extra center, an extra quarterback Bench Baltimore Has Sparky Anderson discovered Gil magic elixer in time to make a miracle for the Cincinnati Reds? The desperate Reds, one step from oblivion in the 1970 World Series, startled Baltimore, 6-5, Wednesday on a three-run eighth-inning homer by strongman Lee a pregame chat between their manager and New York Mets skipper Hodges.

told him, know vvhat your magic was last year, but I sure seem to find Anderson recalled. If Hodges, whose club lost the opener lo Baltimore last year and then won four in a row, passed on the Met formula, Anderson about to reveal it after May's wallop and the airtight relief pitching of Clay Carroll saved the Big Red Machine from the heap. got more momentum now, started swinging better and more said the 205-pound slugger, who drilled the first pitch from reliever Eddie Watt into the left field bleachers at jam- packed Memorial Stadium to erase a 5-3 Baltimore lead. The homer was his second of the series and gave him eight RBI high for either club. Until the eighth inning Wednesday, the Reds were hanging by their thumbs.

Brooks second Series homer and a three-run burst in the third inning sent the Orioles on top and they added an unearned run in the sixth. Dave triple delivered a second inning run for the Reds, May singled home another in the second and Pete Rose homered in the fifth. But Orioles starter Jim Palmer appeared to be in command, despite control difficulties, going into the eighth. Then Tony Perez, who has stroked just one hit in 14 Series at bats, walked on a 3-2 pitch and Johnny Bench. 2-14 as he came to the plate, lined a long single to left.

Manager Earl Weaver of the Orioles lifted Palmer at that point and Watt, a stocky late- inning stopper, got the call for the first time in the series. His first pitch was a belt-high fastball, which May deposited in the seats. has done the job for me all year in short Weaver said. "May just went up there and ripped the ball. You've got to give him credit.

It might have been a good pitch and it might have been a bad pitch. Sometimes a bad pitch goes for a CINCINNATI BALTIMORE ab bi 3 110 Buford If 5121 Blair cf 4 10 0 JPoweil 'b and a kicking specialist. But i our kickers are playing other 3011 Beianger ss 3000 positions so we have to Carroll 1000 Crowley ph 000 ab b' 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 10 0 4 110 FRobinsn rf 4 111 3 2 2 4 BRoblnsn 3b 4 2 4 4 0 0 0 Hendrcks 4 0 2 1 3 0 10 DJohnson 2b 4 0 0 0 Knights Open At Ft. Worth NBA Baltimore 123, San Diego 105 New York 128, Cincinnati 104 Detroit 123, Seattle 117 Buffalo 107, Cleveland 92 Philadelphia 110, Chicago 107 ABA Utah 134, Denver 99 NHL Toronto 7, St, Louis 3 New York 3, Buffalo 0 Chicago 8, Vancouver 2 Boston 8, Los Angeles 5 The Central Hockey League defending champion Omaha Knights open their 1970-71 season Thursday night at Fort Worth under new coach Fred Shero. Shero is one of two new coaches in the CHL this season (Rudy Migay at Amarillo the other), Omaha plays five games on the road before its home opener Oct.

31 against Oklahoma City. The Knights are part of a seven-team league with Amarillo, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Tulsa and -Dallas the others. take a Devaney hinted that a couple of extra running backs might be taken. Meanwhile, he worried about offensive speed. have about six guys faster than our fastest he claimed.

not even sure who our fastest man is, but 1 suppose it might be Joe Orduna. probably about a 0 9 8 said Devaney. got some flyers in Ron Jessie, Lucius Turner, Marvin Foster aird Xerk he said of the KU wide receiving corps. Nolan 0 10 0 0 Palmer Gullet 0 10 0 0 Watt 0 Woodwrd 0 0 0 0 Drbwskv 0 Bravo oh 10 0 0 Rettenmd ph i 0 0 Chanev ss 10 0 0 Total Tota' 34 5 8 4 Cincinnati 011 Baltimore 013001000 -5 Rose, Perez. LOB Cincinnati 4, Baltimore 5.

3P Concepcion. HR B.Robinson (2), Rose (1), L.Mav ER BB SO 4Nolan Gulletf Carroll Palmer Watt (L.O-’) Drabowskv IP 2 2-3 2 2-3 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 Feature Races At Park Gemini 3.30 Mr Wald 2,60 3.80 7.40 80 4.

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