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Jack Hoffman runs down the field for a touchdown during the spring game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Jack ran 69 yards for the touchdown.

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question was posed, at the press conference following Saturday’s Red-White Spring Game, to Bo Pelini about where his team’s running backs stand on the depth chart. Behind the horde of reporters eagerly awaiting Pelini’s answer, a white plastic football helmet with a red ‘N’ lies on its side on the carpet of the Nebraska football team’s strength complex. A boy with no hair and a scar across the left side of his head tosses a football back and forth with quarterback Taylor Martinez about 20 yards away from the corner of the complex where Pelini addresses reporters. It was the game ball he had just been presented. The boy, Jack Hoffman, wears a makeshift football uniform with a No. 22 jersey. After Martinez and some other players left to the podium, Jack tosses the ball to his sister and a friend. Jack ambles around the weight room with more inside access at Memorial Stadium than most 7-year-olds have at their own elementary schools. Jack won’t get a press conference of his own today, though to many Husker fans and spring game spectators around the country he was the player of the game.

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--He was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer about two years ago. When (now former) Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead heard of Jack’s story, he reached out and made Jack part of the Husker family. Last fall, Jack helped lead the team’s Tunnel Walk before a game against Wisconsin. Now, back to the Spring Game, and the play that got Jack Hoffman featured on SportsCenter and trending on Twitter. The idea to get Jack a carry in the contest came from senior fullback C.J. Zimmerer and Jeff Jamrog, assistant athletic director for football operations. They discussed it Friday night, and Saturday, Pelini told his team that Jack would get on the field. Midway through the fourth quarter, the boy got his chance. Graduate assistant Joe Ganz, a former NU quarterback, drew up a play for Jack on a marker board. He would get the handoff from Taylor Martinez, who told Jack to follow No. 31 – Zimmerer – around the right side of the line. On the fourth-and-one play, Martinez handed the

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Jack Hoffman answers questions from the media after he scored a touchdown for the Red team during the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

jack: See page 3 | more game coverage on page 10

Technology drove Obama re-election Layla Younis DN The first time President Barack Obama called Jim Messina, Messina hung up on him. Then the phone rang again. This time, Messina took the call. Obama had called to ask him to run his 2012 re-election campaign. On Friday, Messina visited the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to speak to a crowd of about 100 students, faculty and community members in the Nebraska Union auditorium as part of the Peter J. Hoagland Integrity in Public Service Lecture Series. Jeff Zeleny — a University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus, The New York Times’ lead writer for the 2012 campaign and now senior political correspondent for ABC News — joined him. Before becoming Obama’s campaign manager, Messina was deputy chief of staff for the president from 2009 to 2011. Messina didn’t win the first presidential campaign he ran – but that was back in fourth grade, the same year he was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said he wanted to be starting quarterback for the Broncos or the president’s campaign manager.


Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign chief in the 2012 presidential election, and Jeff Zeleny, former New York Times reporter who covered the 2012 presidential election, talk prior to giving the Hoagland Lecture in the Nebraska Union Auditorium on Friday. “I’ve wanted this job since the fourth grade,” Messina told Obama, but he wasn’t sure if he could take the job, so, like anybody else, he called his mother for advice. “If you turn down that job, you’ll be cut out of the will,” his mother said.

“So I took the job,” Messina said. Messina said their campaign focus was changing the game in technology. So campaign staff reached out to minorities and the younger generation through social media and new technology. “If you win the fight of the

future, you win the campaign,” Messina said The campaign spent $5 million on an app called Dashboard, which allowed users to watch a 30-second video of Michelle Obama and then connected them to Facebook friends who were undecided voters. “We used social media to organize friends and family,” Messina said. Zeleny said this was the first campaign running outside of Washington, and every time he visited the headquarters, “it got younger and younger.” No one who worked on the Dashboard app was older than 25, Messina said. Five million people used it in the last hour of voting, and 78 percent of those people supported Obama. Zeleny said although there were people who did not want Obama in office, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney didn’t succeed in reaching out to those people. “Romney’s campaign did a bad job in bringing those people to the polls,” Zeleny said. Zeleny said Obama found the people who wanted to vote for him.

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Physicist: Football’s danger lies in science “Notice that Bell and Smith have about the same weight, but Smith is the one that goes flying,” Gay said. “That’s what football is all about. This is a picture-perfect hit. Then Bell gets a 15-yard penalty.” Gay spoke about some isLis Arneson sues with modern football, and Dn solutions, in the West Memorial Stadium Club. Gay’s lecUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln ture was this spring’s Nebraska physics and astronomy profesLecture, part of the Chancellor ’s sor Tim Gay beDistinguished lieves there are Lecture series. “It doesn’t real problems in Gay said football today. some of the take a Some of these long-term improblems, he said scientist to know pacts of rough during his lec- that football is a football include: ture “Football: Its chronic pain, Physics and Fu- very violent game, loss of motor ture” Friday after- which is what I skills, depresnoon, are rooted in sion, suicide love about it.” classic physics. and lawsuits. His talk beSeveral former Tim GAY gan with a “little unl physics professor NFL players class in Football committed sui101.” The first lescide in the last son focused on a clip of Kenny year, he said. Gay said NFL Bell leveling Wisconsin’s Devin players are four times more Smith during the 3rd quarter of the 2012 Big Ten Championship. football: see page 2

UNL professor shows correlation between modern football, science


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Reshell Ray receives Patsy Morley award




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mELISSA ALLEN DN Reshell Ray takes pride in being a small part of big events at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For 25 years, Ray has helped with and contributed to programs and campus activities. Last February, Ray, associate director of Student Involvement and assistant manager of the Nebraska East Union, won the 2013 Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award at the National Association for Campus Activities conference in Nashville, Tenn. “I was absolutely speechless when I won the award, which is unusual for me,” Ray said. “Words can’t describe how honored I felt to be the recipient for that award.” Karen Freimund Wills, University Program Council coordinator and Ray’s former student, nominated her for the award. “Reshell has made a major impact in the lives of many UNL students of color, as well as mainstream students, through her contributions to the University Program Council, the UNL


Reshell Ray, associate director of Student Involvement and assistant manager of the Nebraska East Union, stands in her office in the East Union. Ray was awarded the 2013 Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award in February.

events I’m responsible for that I realized she was talking about me as the nominee for the award. I’m blessed to have colleagues

that see me in that light.” Colleagues aren’t the only ones that have a positive perspective on Ray.

“The types of programs she puts on are the best programs all year,” said Abigail Gabel, a senior elementary education and hospitality restaurant and tourism management major. “She’s always involved in the top programs on campus. Everything she does is so spectacular.” One program Ray puts a lot of pride in is Campus NightLife. Started with a small budget six years ago, Campus Nightlife has since developed into much more, she said. With the 2008 presidential campaign, Campus NightLife hosted a Rock the Vote! party. Now the organization has grown to include East Campus hay rack rides in the fall and an end-ofthe-year carnival on plaza. With all the programs and activities Ray is involved in, she said the most important part of her job is doing right by the students. “Patsy Morley’s passion was students, and I share that with her,” she said. “It’s because of students we’re here, and serving students is what we do.” news@

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Culture Center, Student Involvement, Campus NightLife and the Nebraska East Union,” Wills said in her nomination letter for the award. “But her greatest contributions are made during the personal relationships she develops through her collaborations.” The two met in 1989 when Wills, a graduate student, was a member of UPC’s Concerts and CoffeeHouses Committee, and Ray was assistant director of minority programs and an adviser from the Campus Activities and Programs Office, now the Student Involvement Office. For the past quarter century, Ray made a major and positive impact on activities and programs at UNL, said Wills, who has seen Ray’s work ethic for a number of years. “I am a personal testament of a former UNL student that chose my career path because of the influence Reshell Ray played during my college years,” Wills said in the letter. While at a staff meeting earlier this year, Ray learned she had been nominated for the award. “I was unaware of what was happening,” Ray said. “It wasn’t until (Wills) made references to

High school students from a sixstate region converged at the Westbrook Music Building Saturday for the second annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln Spring Strings Festival. Headed by eight bowed string instrument faculty at UNL, the event coached young musicians to refine their skills and served as

a recruitment tool for UNL’s music department. Besides being a learning opportunity for students with musical inclinations, Spring Strings was also a competition. Students who chose to participate selected a piece of music that best represented their abilities and submitted a high-quality recording of their playing. The UNL faculty reviewed the submissions to select a winner.

Jennifer Ahn, a violinist from Omaha, was selected as this year’s champion. At the conclusion of the event, the full Spring Strings orchestra gathered in a final performance to record the final movement of the Elgar Suite and the first movement of the Bach Concerto for Violin in A minor with Ahn as the featured soloist. The audio submission was also

required in the application process to help organize the event. “Our students are expected to have experience,” said Hans Sturm, an assistant professor of bass and the event’s primary organizer. “It’s not so much for whether they can get in or not. The reason we listen to the media is to appropriately place them.” The application also required either a recommendation from a

high school orchestra instructor, participation in an all-state orchestra or participation in a specified youth orchestra in the student’s community. “The purpose is to have an event that brings together the most talented strings students in a sixstate area,” Sturm said. “They had the opportunity to work with other elite students and the UNL faculty.” news@

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Emily Manning, a freshman youth and family studies major, visits with people during the Czech-a-Palooza at the Christ United Methodist Church Friday night. Manning was voted as the Wilber Czech Queen to represent the Czech people of the town of Wilber, Neb.

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Tim Gay, a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, lectures on the relationship between physics and football during the first spring Nebraska Lecture at Memorial Stadium on Friday. likely than nonfootball players to die of Alzheimer ’s Disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – a neurological condition causing muscle weakness, disability and eventually death. These negative health impacts can be attributed, in part, to heavier, faster football players, he said. Between 1920 and 2005, the average weight of an NFL lineman increased by 57 percent, and the average top speed of NFL lineman increased by 9.4 percent, Gay said. “It’s kind of obvious that we’ve seen an increase in injury,” Gay said. “The amount of energy that goes into the game has doubled since the inception of rogue football.” But Gay doesn’t think the sport could or should ever be banned. “It doesn’t take a scientist to know that football is a very violent game, which is what I love about it,” Gay said. He offered some solutions to make football safer for players: making mouth guards mandatory, having players sign waivers,

The amount of energy that goes into the game has doubled since the inception of rogue football.”

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conducting careful baseline neurological monitoring and aggressively testing for performance-enhancing drugs. Gay said players should begin wearing horse collars again because they reduce the motion of the brain during a hit. Gay also suggested getting rid of greatest hits videos because “it glorifies the violence.” Gay said the Nebraska Athletic Research Facility in East Stadium will play an important role in making football safer. One injury the facility will research is the concussion, as “we don’t yet know what a concussion is,” Gay said. “The East Stadium research complex says volumes about the desire to partner between athletics and academics,” Gay said. Prem Paul, vice chancellor for Research and Economic Develop-

ment, emphasized the importance of athletics and academics working hand-in-hand. “There’s no other place where this partnership exists,” Paul said. Gay’s physics lessons are nothing new to Memorial Stadium. During the 1999-2000 seasons, his “Football Physics” lessons were shown on HuskerVision during games. The one-minute videos featured Husker football players demonstrating how basic physics concepts, such as Newton’s laws, apply to football. The UNL Research Council, Office of the Chancellor, Office of Research & Economic Development and in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute sponsored Gay’s lecture. news@

it out Bernice Geffries talks with friends at Czech-a-Palooza on Friday night. The event was put on by Czech Komenský Club and featured food, history and musical aspects of the Czech culture.

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Jamey Krandall, a member of Loose Threads, sews a ruffle on a pillowcase Saturday morning at the UNL Quilt Center.

Judy Tuma works on a quilt with fellow members of Loose Threads on Saturday morning at the Quilt Center on East Campus.

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Lauren Davis safety-pins a quilt at the UNL Quilt Center on Saturday morning. The Quilt Center offers “Quilts for the Community” every Saturday for groups looking for a place to quilt.

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NASA astronaut to speak during 100th annual E-week Staff report DN The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering is celebrating its 100th birthday this week. The college will commemorate the occasion with its 100th annual E-Week. Events include a tailgate party, a pageant, a burrito-eating contest and a speech from a Nebraska astronaut. The tailgate kickoff party will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the dock area behind Othmer Hall. Also on Monday is the preliminary round of the quiz bowl. During the quiz bowl, the

It’s important for a NASA astronaut to come because he gives students a perspective of real-life working employees.” tyler schmidt

junior civil engineering major

college is running a canned food drive. Donators will be automatically entered into a raffle to win gift cards from Rasing Canes, Red Mango, Qdoba, Subway and other restaurants. A burrito-eating contest will be held Tuesday at Cather-PoundNeihardt dining center, followed by a game of Texas Hold’em. Wednesday morning, engi-

neering students are invited to a “Faculty Flip” where engineering faculty will make pancakes for students. Five female and five male students will be participating in the Mr. and Ms. Engineering pageant show featuring a talent competition, an engineering wear section and a Lego competition. The male and female winners will win $200

each. The pageant will be at the Nebraska Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A 3.14-mile Pi-K race will start at Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory at 6 p.m. Thursday. Whoever goes to the most events will win an iPad at the race, said Tyler Schmidt, a junior civil engineering major and who is in charge of the week. Clayton Anderson, a NASA astronaut, will speak Friday during the college’s open house, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anderson will be speaking from 10:30 to 11 a.m. “It’s important for a NASA astronaut to come because he gives

It’s the small things Nicholas Barrios, 7, and Anil Rajapitamahuni, a UNL physics graduate student, discuss Rajapitamahuni’s booth at Nano Days in the Gateway Mall this past Saturday. This is the third year Nano Days has been in Lincoln. Its goal is to inform kids about nanoscience technology in a fun and interactive way.



















jack: from 1 ball to Jack as planned, and Jack ran left – not as planned. But the quarterback caught Jack and redirected him to the right, where he followed Zimmerer and scampered 69 yards to the end zone. “He did a great job running his little legs there,” Zimmerer said. “He’s fast for a little guy. He did a great job for the pressure of 60,000 fans.” The Red and White teams both poured off their benches and swarmed Jack in the end zone. Zimmerer picked him up as the fans still in attendance offered Jack a loud standing ovation and the band played “Hail Varsity,” as if the play were real and the boy had just won a game for the Huskers. On the scoreboard, the play was real. The Red squad led 2524 when Jack trotted into the endzone, giving Red a 32-25 lead and sealing the victory. Pelini attempted to keep the spring game interesting throughout the day, having the players

compete in drills during breaks in gameplay. At the end of the second quarter Pelini had offensive linemen catching punts. With about seven minutes left, Pelini sent Jack onto the field. After the game, Jack trotted off the field with Nebraska’s Director of Player Personnel Wince Morris, who led him through a crowd of people in the northwest tunnel saying, “I got you, buddy.” --Back in the strength complex, still toting the game ball he had carried into the end zone, Jack hangs around with friends and family. Pelini answers the question about whether he or King Frazier is the third-string running back behind Ameer Abdullah and Imani Cross. “Jack’s pretty hard to beat,” Pelini said. “He was the leading rusher today wasn’t he? There you go.” news@


engineering week highlights Mr. and Ms. Engineering pageant at Nebraska Union Wednesday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pi-K Race

at the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory Thursday, 6 p.m.

Engineering week open house at Othmer Hall Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

students a perspective of real-life working employees,” Schmidt said.


campaign: from 1 Obama had to control the debate and not listen to polls, Messina said, because they undermine the opinions of youth and minorities, who are less likely to own the landline phones on which polling companies tend to conduct polls. “Polling is broken,” Messina said. Nine days before the end of elections, Obama called Messina to go to Milwaukee to discuss the election. “If I lose in nine days, the world will blame two people. You and me,” Obama said to him. Obama had read a Gallup Poll that said he was down in polls, but Messina told him he would win. Messina predicted Obama would win within 332 electoral votes. He won with that exact number. “In the end, we won because Barack Obama had a vision,” Messina said. Jim Crounse, creator of the Hoagland lecture, said Messina and Zeleny both come from small towns and have had success, which is why they were

chosen to speak at UNL. Messina grew up in Boise, Idaho. He said his biggest obstacle was growing up poor and still believing he was as good as anyone else. “Nobody asked me where I’ve come from, but if I can win the campaign,” he said. “(That’s) why I love political science.” Their speech was followed by a question-and-answer session where members of the audience asked for advice. Messina said the advice he gave himself was to do what you love. “Obama didn’t have to give me a cent,” he said. “I would have done it for free.” Zeleny said he never asked for advice while making difficult decisions, but he asked for people’s thoughts and then decided for himself. Josuf Robinson, a sophomore journalism major, said both Zeleny and Messina inspired him. “Following your dreams is a big takeaway message.” Robinson said. news@



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Jack Hoffman run reflects positive NCAA sports culture In the past few years, we have heard very little besides scandals and misbehavior in the collegiate sporting world. There was everything from the Penn State crimes to players receiving benefits at USC, Ohio State and UNC, to just name a few. Then there was the confusing story of Manti Te’o and his fake girlfriend and the uproar over the comment made by ESPN commentator, Brent Musburger, about Katherine Webb. Recently, there were the reports on Mike Rice and his abusive behavior. There haven’t been many widely publicized stories that positively reflect the NCAA culture. Not until recently, that is, when Jack Hoffman was called onto the field to score a 69-yard touchdown run during the Nebraska Spring Game. As tens of thousands cheered on the 7-year-old who has been battling cancer, many were left in tears. Once again, Nebraska proves itself as a class-act collegiate program in the NCAA. Hoffman didn’t have to run the football during the game. Many would argue that sideline access and autographs from the players would have been enough. But he did run. The Nebraska football team went above and beyond to ensure that he had the experience of a lifetime. Many acts of charity within collegiate sporting programs go unnoticed, but more instances like this need to happen in the NCAA. Players of all sports need to realize they are huge role models for kids, and their actions reflect their programs and the sporting world as a whole. And as the heartwarming run made number one on ESPN’s top-10 plays, many will argue that the run was a publicity stunt done by Nebraska. With the idea coming the night before the game from fullback C.J. Zimmerer and Jeff Jamrog, assistant athletic director for football operations, the decision obviously came from the team. It wasn’t planned weeks in advance; it was a spur-of-the-moment act of kindness. We commend the Nebraska football team for this outstanding gesture and hope there are more similar acts to follow.

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he dynamics of politics are rapidly changing, and in the last two elections the Democratic Party has benefitted. The minority vote has become even more crucial in today’s political arena. We are seeing strong support for gay marriage, the likes of which has been building for generations. And we have a universal health care system being put in place, which reflects the changing views of government power. Needless to say, times have changed, and with that the Republican Party must revamp its outlook as well. What better way to do this than to nominate a ticket that will dominate headlines in 2016? ZACH NOLD Of course, in today’s political arena, candidates must campaign for two to three years ture aliens breaking the law, he has a strong before the election even happens. Even though stance. Rubio can mediate toward the middle the next presidential election is more than of both political agendas and create a unified three years away, both parties already have bill for passage through the houses. This is definite front-runners. For instance, according what makes him a great candidate. to the Huffington Post, Hillary Clinton is the Rubio understands the needs of the people top nominee for the 2016 Demowhile still acknowledging his crat ticket. Yet, for all the hype own party’s stances. He doesn’t the media is giving Clinton, Rubio just look someone in the eye there is a much more important and tell them they are wrong. understands event unfolding within the ReRubio is a brilliant debater. He publican Party: the creation of the needs of the is able to acknowledge the optickets including either Marco posing point of view while people while still Rubio or Rand Paul. still showing that his way is Marco Rubio has taken the acknowledging the right way. He is a mediator spotlight in recent months, beto the core and finds a way to his own party’s ginning with his involvement make all feel welcome – even in immigration reform. Rubio’s stances. “ those he debates. He can unite post-State of the Union address, the people for the people, and in which the media jumped all better yet, he appeals to a broad over him for taking a sip of wabase the GOP has struggled with for years: the ter during his address, inspired the creation Latino population. of Rubio water bottles. His involvement in Rubio has a slight advantage as frontrunimmigration reform and the water bottle phener for the 2016 GOP ticket with 19 percent nomenon shows just how much hype he has of Republican voters saying they would vote received. for him. This is by no means a large margin The Republican Party and its constituover the other potential candidates, but it’s a ents have looked to him for immigration relead. However, every president must have a form which he believes, unlike his Democrat vice president, and his name may very well be counterparts, shouldn’t be rushed. Also, he Rand Paul. doesn’t dismiss the thought of making illegal A Marco Rubio-Rand Paul ticket would be immigrants legal citizens. His views on the a tough ticket to beat for various reasons. We matter are rational and cross partisan lines at have already seen that Rubio has the ability many stages. However, when it comes to futo unite the masses, win arguments and win

over the Latino population. However, Rubio will need a man who is not afraid to do what’s right even though it may not be easy. He will also need someone who will make the Constitution the number one priority during his presidency. That man’s name is Rand Paul, and he has shown President Barack Obama and the American citizens that he means business. Beginning with his almost 13-hour filibuster of Obama’s inquiry of drone usage on American soil, Paul solidified his position as a prominent politician. His actions forced Obama to release a statement that he would not use drones on American citizens. Rand Paul is in favor of cutting the budget, and takes a hard stance on issues that affect our constitutional rights. In recent weeks he has threatened to filibuster gun control legislation. He has stepped on some GOP toes, but argues that they don’t know what it will take to keep America one of the freest societies in the world. Large swaths of the population applaud him for not giving into the GOP brownnosers’ criticism and not budging on key political issues. One of the best attributes Rand Paul has to offer is that he isn’t as crazy as his father, and doesn’t ride the fence so hard that he gets raw. In fact, he didn’t even throw his weight behind his father in the last election, but endorsed Mitt Romney. He created a little controversy, but stated that he wasn’t controlled by family ties, and instead thought about who or what was best for the country. Rand Paul is a great politician, and his moral compass is always spot on. I wouldn’t be surprised if in 2016 you see a Marco Rubio presidential run, but of course he will need a running mate like Rand Paul. Rubio, a mediator and man of the people who can appeal to the minority, and Paul, a man of the people and constitutional hawk could – and I argue should – end up on the same ticket in 2016. If there is a Marco Rubio and Rand Paul ticket, change will have officially come to the Republican Party. Zach Nold is a senior English Major. Reach him at opinion@

Celebrity stalking wastes time


fter living in London these past three months, I have discovered that some people have an unhealthy obsession of stalking celebrities. They will jump at any chance to “meet” a celebrity, something that I find a little ridiculous. Now don’t get me wrong – I like to keep up with the latest celebrity gossip and things like that, but I don’t think I could go to the lengths of stalking just to say I’ve met someone. While in London, I went with a friend to find a band, and it was during that experience I began to realize how creepy it was. Yes, it may be nice to meet your favorite celebrity, and I’m not saying that people should never meet a celebrity. I’m just saying that it should be more on the side of chance or when their whereabouts are public information, like a movie premiere. Instances like after a play they performed in or at a concert meet and greet are also acceptable. However, there are far better things you could be doing with your time. For one, actually attending class and getting a head start on that paper that’s due in two weeks. But the fact that people – mostly girls in the instances that I’ve heard and witnessed – will go to great lengths to figure out what time their favorite band’s plane is arriving at the airport is insane. Spending hours running around the airport to maybe get a picture is by far one of the most ridiculous things someone could do. And the fact that “stalking” celebrities takes precedent over schoolwork has to be the worst thing about trying to find your favorite celebrity. Would it be cool to meet one of my favorite celebrities? Yes, but not in a way where I have to take the time to follow them around. It seems a tad on the crazed-fan side, and that is

hasn’t happened and it probably won’t in my remaining months, but I’m OK with that. The fascination with celebrities baffles me a bit. I know they are famous because they usually make great movies or sometimes terrible movies. Or they have fans because of the great music they put out. But what I don’t get is trying to pretend like you know somebody just because you happened to get a picture with them one time. You don’t know them on a personal basis. No matter how many times you get a picture with them, you still don’t really “know” them. That’s the problem with trying to meet these celebrities. Girls become delusional. In some VICTORIA HARTZOG way their fantasy is being met but in reality, it really isn’t. not something I want to be. I want to have a A picture with someone famous doesn’t cool story of a “celeb encounter,” like walking make you their friend or their lover; it just into a Starbucks and seeing a celebrity, or going on my daily tube route while the Queen makes you a fan. There is nothing wrong with is visiting the station. Those types of celeb- being a fan of someone, but when fans start rity encounters are more interesting and a lot stalking, it does cross the line. If I was famous, I cooler than “I met Zac Efron because would be a little creeped I found out what flight he was on” or It’s basically out if a fan found out “I stayed outside his hotel for hours hotel I was staysaying, ‘look which until he decided to leave.” ing in and showed up for It’s basically saying, “Look at how at how good I am an autograph. Celebrities good I am at creeping.” I find that to are people, too. Maybe be a bit of a put-off when talking to at creeping.’“ I’m crazy for thinking someone. Spending hours on end trythat celebrity stalking ing to find someone who is most likeis crazy, but there are so ly never going to remember you is a many other things that should take precedent waste of time. over meeting someone famous. I will admit that when I first came to LonI could go my whole life without meeting don, I had the intention of trying to meet One Direction. But the more I thought about it and my favorite celebrity, and I would be perfectly the more I watched a girl try to meet a differ- fine. Victoria Hartzog is Junior English ent boy band, the more I didn’t want to “stalk” Major studying abroad in London, them. If I happened to see them somewhere England. Reach her at opinion@ I was already planning to go, then fine. That



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Sarah Dank entertains her son Elijah, 3, at Parrish Studios during First Friday. The regularly scheduled artwalk is held across Lincoln on the First Friday of each month.


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Oscar and Marcia Blomstedt flip through a photo book composed of images taken by the photographer Michael Forsberg at Forsberg’s gallery during First Friday.


Laurie Thede and Cathie Masters look through pins during First Friday at the store Aorta in Parrish Studios.


Gary Kudym organizes his work during First Friday in the studio he shares with Julia Noyes at the Noyes Gallery.


Amanda Boone and Amy Gunn look up at art in Parrish Studios during First Friday.


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Bunners battles Runza in calzone clash Lincoln’s new bar and grill attempts to diversify Nebraska’s beloved sandwich

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andrew larsen dn Nebraska and Runza go together like Nebraska and football, or Nebraska and corn. Next to Valentino’s, Runza is the most famous food institution in the state, so to open up a new bar and grill that features, almost exclusively, Runzacalzone hybrid sandwiches called “Bunners” is a dubious proposition. It’s unwise to judge a business solely on its exterior, but it’s hard not to cringe when first laying eyes, on the new restaurant. Located off 17th and Van Dorn streets, the sickly bright blue paint might make a hungry patron feel like he or she has left Lincoln and entered Smurf Village. The space used to be occupied by Mexican restaurant El Sitio, whose owners covered nearly every inch of grass with ornaments. I suppose the neighborhood residents can’t win either way. The interior is easier on the eyes but could still use some work. The tables resemble card tables rather than sturdy, restaurant eating surfaces. The walls are sparsely decorated, mostly featuring neon and non-neon beer signs. Variety! There’s so little accoutrement that the warning for pregnant mothers to refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages acts as flair for one corner. The bathroom is so tight that, for a second, I was worried I was going to get stuck between the door, the toilet and the sink and have to be airlifted out via helicopter. Also, for a bar and grill, the televisions are depressingly small, which isn’t as big of a deal because it’s a small space. The bar area itself is lovely, with a nice wood finish over the stools. Bunners has a surprisingly large hard alcohol section and seven different beers on tap, including the glorious Hopluia and a larger variety of beers available in bottles. There’s even a Jagermeister machine chilling on the counter, which seems a little out of place. But when you’re cramming your face with dough, what better way to wash it down than with some Jager? To get a larger swath of the small menu, I ordered six Hot Garlic wings to start. They were tasty, but my eyes and nose were both runfree, so in my book that’s not hot. The other two appetizer options are Fried Green Beans or Fried White Cheddar Cheese Nuggets, which get points for deviating from the typical bar and grill fried fare. The centerpiece of the entire place, the

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Bunners Sports Bar & Grill, at the corner of 17th and Van Dorn, specializes in sandwich-like stuffed dough that comes in different flavors, such as pizza.


BUNNERS BAR & GRILL Runza-style sandwiches 2785 S. 17th St. $4.50-$7

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Kristi Zimes and Corey Gandara sit at the bar at Bunners Sports Bar & Grill on Sunday night. The restaurant has been open since February of this year. Bunner, contains six varieties and a build-your-own. I went with the Steak & Cheese, basically a chees-

esteak wrapped in dough, which is as good as it sounds. Other options like pizza, barbecue pork and

veggie help to differentiate Bunners from the plain ol’ Runza. Otherwise they’re quite similar, the main difference being Bunners’ long, thin shapes rather than Runzas’ shorter, plumper edition. The Bunners themselves are quite affordable, ranging from $4.49 to $5.99. If you’d like a side or a beverage, that’s extra. Side op-

tions are limited: fries, coleslaw or chips, all priced at $1.99. The fries were also a reminder of Runza, with their crinkle-cut shape and crunchy bite. The pint of Hopluia was $4.75, which I would happily pay again, because you can’t put a price on happiness. Bunners has a lot of competition on both fronts. The staple of the menu attacks one of Nebraskans’ favorite things, and it will most likely be judged accordingly. There are also a crazy amount of bar and grills in this city, so Bunners will have to deal with that. All that attrition can make it tough for a new place to stand out among the herd, but Bunners’ quality alcohol section, bright blue paint job and original take on a classic will make it a tough place to miss. If given enough time to work out the kinks, expand the menu a bit and modernize the interior, Bunners could become a viable neighborhood destination. arts@ on twitter @dnartsdesk

‘Silhouettes’ models to don wearable art Sheldon runway show to feature clothing designed by UNL students yuliya petrova dn This Tuesday, if the pieces on the walls at the Sheldon Museum of Art don’t speak to you, try the art walking right in front of your nose. The Sheldon will host the “Silhouettes” avant-garde runway show this week, featuring the work of University of NebrsakaLincoln students from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design. Adrienne Anderson, a graduate student in textiles, merchandising and fashion design, said Tuesday’s fare is very innovative for a student fashion show. “The show is more than just clothes, it’s the feeling the garments present,” she said. “When it comes together, it creates an image similar to a theatrical performance.” The models will be walking through the Great Hall of the Sheldon, but the goal is to put as much emphasis on the clothing as possible. “It’s really about the straight display of the garment,” Ander-

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son said. “No emotions, no hip- skinny jeans segment of the show. Trout said the recycled tuxedo popping, no hands on the hips shirts have been deconstructed in because having the show in an art museum really ties the idea of a variety of structures that feature wearable art, not commercial gar- pleats and buttons. And students also created their own textiles ments.” through screen printing. In this way, the organizers This process began with see fashion and art as interconnected through the creativity of sketching. Then students moved the clothing and environment of on to Photoshop to perfect the sketchings and explore color palthe museum. “The show focuses on silhou- ettes. Once satisfied with their inettes and shows garments that dividual designs, students began blur the lines between fashion work to construct the garment with the from-scratch textile patand art,” said Barbara Trout, protern. fessor of the textiles, merchandisAnderson said one of the priing and fashion. mary objectives for The show will students was to be divided into the We started create an experifour design concepts: sculptural with images mental garment, whether this means silhouettes, skinreforming the body ny jeans, “on the from our dreams, or creating linear edge” and pattern textiles from patterns on the with silhouettes. imagery. body. One exception to “My garment the anti-corporate Adrienne anderson is a combination of feel of the show textiles, merchandising, body reform and will be the skinny fashion design graduate assemblage, it’s a jeans portion of the student black and red garevening. ment with an ex“One rather posed tube skirt, commercial section is devoted to skinny jeans and spikey-looking pieces that presthe jeans are constructed out of ent the underline concept of prooriginal digitally printed fabric tectionism,” Anderson said. “The designed by the students,” Trout softness that is in my garment is contrasted with a porcupine-like said. Lincoln’s Savvi Formal Wear animal reacting suddenly by putdonated men’s tuxedo shirts to ting up defenses.” Anderson’s second project is be redesigned and featured in the

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based on dream imagery. For this reason, the project takes on a very personal flavor and her patterns are reminiscent of MC Escher staircases. “From start to finish, these textiles are completely our own,” Anderson said. “We started with images from our dreams, textiles from imagery. My dreams always include running everywhere, like up stairs.” Come Tuesday, Anderson said she hopes the both avant-garde and personal feels of the runway show will position the audience’s gaze and appreciation firmly on the art at hand. “It’s that moment of giving the audience a really specific view of your work; it makes it something really special,” she said. arts@ on twitter @dnartsdesk

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Grade school playgrounds foster grown-up success PLAYGROUND POLITICS

katie nelson Recess reminds adults where they really grew up: on the playground The only difference between a playground and a safari is opposable thumbs. About a month ago it was too cold to play outside, so that meant indoor recess.

The kids had just learned knockout in their gym classes, which meant it was the game to play. Board games, jump ropes, even Nerf footballs were cast aside as kids grabbed basketballs and began picking teams. After a solid five minutes of squabbling, and “I guess it’s OK if the girls play with us,” two lines formed and the games began. I was paired up with a boy, Will, who’s relatively tall for his grade. Although I still had a solid eight inches on him, it was a far less significant height advantage than the one I held over most of the other kids. The air was electric with excitement as kids shot, missed and were knocked out of the game. Kids screamed encouragement

to their teammates and insults at each other. “You’re going down.” The boy’s blue eyes flashed with the power of the challenge, and a mischievous smile split his face. I was right there with him; knockout had been my elementary school jam, well one of them, at least. I bent a little at the waist — just to remind him of my height advantage. “No way,” I jabbed my finger in his direction. “You’re totally gonna lose this. Bring. It. On.” Then it was our turn. Most of the kids on each of our teams were out and it was up to us to keep the last few in the game. The noise in the gym swelled as “C’mon, Katie!” and “Beat her, Will!” echoed off the walls. The kids in front of us passed us their basketballs. The boy on my team had just lost. The pressure was on. Then we began. I shot, swished. Will sunk the shot a second behind me.

“My basketball knocked yours playground was attached to the in!” he argued. sledding hill with the tree stump “Aw, quit being such a sore where Denae, Melissa, Mitchell, loser!” I countered. Luke, Josh, Stephan and I became But I challenged him to a re- fast friends as we played house. match, anyway. I remember when This time he won. they pulled that They’ve “Dude, not tree stump out of fair!” My elementhe ground; the day taught me tary school pride I became an activhow to stand up was hurt. ist. “Quit being a for myself, and Then there was sore loser!” he rethe Kearney playthey’re the place plied. ground where I He learns fast. where boys and ripped holes in the We all do on the knees of countless girls realize they playground. pairs of jeans as I I moved around might like cooties. played basketball a lot as a child, and and knockout with though some of the the boys. memories have faded, my playAnd then it was middle grounds stick with me. There was school. And they started telling us the Fremont playground where that we’d be in high school soon Jordan, Nate, Julia and I played and it was time to mature and cut tag and bothered Nate’s other sis- the bullshit. I spent Easter weekend at my ter and her friends. grandparent’s farm, and I took There was the playground in a walk to the field behind their Deephaven, Minn., where I finally house. There aren’t any cattle tagged Matthew Bennis, the fastthere yet, and planting season est boy in the fourth grade. That

hasn’t quite started. But I looked over the field and it was still. And I realized this was one of my best playgrounds. It — they all — had a part in raising me. They raised me in a way my parents and teachers never could. They’ve taught me how to stand up for myself, and they’re the place where boys and girls realize they might like cooties. They awaken your senses and they strengthen your arms and legs. The seesaws and the basketball hoops hold the secrets to success. But we all forget that in time. We remember our manners. And now I’m back on the playground again. And I’m trash-talking with 10-year-olds again. And I’m playing tag and four-square and knockout and jump rope. And I’m beginning to remember. Forget the teachers. Forget the classrooms. Forget your manners. I learned more from the monkey bars and the slides anyway. katie nelson is a junior broadcast journalism major. reach her at Arts@

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Ebert’s joy still kindles adolescent creativity explaining an audience’s own feelings back to them. And when he hated something (which his books “Your Movie Sucks” and “I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie” prove happened quite a bit), he was a master of snark. He was an inspiration to me and countless people over the last four decades for the same reasons I was in front of the classroom — to give words to people’s passions and to make our lives and cares not mere intrigues but sources of wonder. And when there’s something to fight against, whether it’s a true human right issues or less imperative atrocities like “Baby Geniuses 2” or “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo,” that pure passion teaches us to orient ourselves in a reasoned perspective and more fully communicate our joy and pain. By now I’m reeling things in. Not because nothing is sticking; intrigue flickers through a few sleepy faces. But the vast majority don’t understand a world where anything but a Rotten Tomatoes score has value in one’s relationship to film. Ebert might have embraced new media, like Twitter, better than any other celebrity, but he wasn’t a face these students recognized, let alone understood. We voted, then, on a review to read aloud. My students were intrigued that he reviewed in the ‘60s and continued up through “The Host,” but thankfully settled on “Toy Story,” a near-perfect embodiment of why we get excited about movies. “(Y)ou’re careening through space with a new sense of freedom,” Ebert wrote in his 1995 review. I reflect on the fact that everyone but me in the classroom wasn’t born for another two years. “Watching the film, I felt I was in at the dawn of a new era of movie animation, which draws on the best of cartoons and reality, creating a world somewhere in between, where space not only bends but snaps, crackles and pops.” It was free-writing time, and because my rant wasn’t grounded in any kind of planned objective, everything I’d said had already left their memory banks for more

cameron mount “Show of hands: who has heard of Roger Ebert?” Friday morning at Lincoln High where I student teach, I started my 10th grade honors English class with this question, in lieu of the usual “Flash Fiction Friday.” “Flash Fiction Friday” started as a way to read funny, sad, powerful micro-fiction and then have students write their own stories. The tradition quickly evolved to include other genres — short films, short stories, slam poetry — but kept its spirit of joy for story and expression, to the extent that 15-year-olds allow joy into their lives. Out of 19 students, no hands went up. I prodded and rephrased. “Ebert and Roeper? ‘Ebert at the Movies’?” Silence. I explained, with the enthusiasm that tends to either win them over or convince them I’m nuts, that Ebert had become the best of the best, the most famous and beloved of critics, by approaching movies so unlike how critics are often accused of approaching them. He enjoyed movies on their own terms, then gave words to his enjoyment or lack thereof. Such a simple idea, but very divergent from how people think of criticism. Or the English classroom, for that matter. Aren’t we supposed to pick texts apart? Overanalyze film until it’s a collection of symbolism and metaphor? Ebert (by this point in my 7:55 a.m. monologue I’m gesturing wildly; a smattering of heads have lifted from their desks) loved “The Avengers” and “Transformers,” then expressed that love perfectly. He made it not just OK, but wonderful to enjoy the movies,

important things: the soccer and baseball games after school; the home lives and their own stories of crises that supersede any fiction I might enthuse about. After 15 minutes, when I ask for volunteers to share their writings, there are two surprises: movie reviews — one for “Oz: The Great and Powerful” and another for “How to Train Your Dragon”. “Oz” received a solid C+, with a full summary and fair criticism of Mila Kunis’ acting abilities. The review of “How to Train Your Dragon” included phrases like “spectacle for the eyes,” “brings about a new era for movies because of the incredibly realistic lighting”

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and “each scene was beautifully crafted and brought about with the utmost thought and care.” My instinct, hearing this, was to tweet at the man who had inspired this writing (references to “era” and “spectacle” drew directly from Ebert’s “Toy Story” review) and stayed so accessible to his fans until the end. It was 8:30 a.m. then, and we were far behind schedule, but I couldn’t contain all my gratefulness that Ebert had a legacy — in film, in craft and in joy. cameron mount is a senior english education major. reach him at arts@

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Since he began writing his Chicago Sun-Times film reviews in 1967, Roger Ebert was widely considered a luminary in popular film criticism. Ebert died last Thursday at age 70.

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Huskers come from behind twice to beat Cyclones Eric Bertrand DN The Nebraska women’s volleyball team defeated the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday night in the NU Coliseum by straight sets (25-20, 26-24, 27-25). However, the Huskers had to stage a couple of comebacks to win in the last two sets. “We were down, in both game two and game three, and we let up a little bit,” senior Kelsey Robinson said. “I think something we do well as a team is keeping our composure and not letting the other team put pressure on us.” Nebraska coach John Cook wishes the team could go up against this level of competition every week. “I’d pay money to have them (Huskers) play them (Cyclones) every day,” Cook said. “We couldn’t kill a ball, and we just aren’t used to that.” The Huskers got things going early in the first set, with an early service ace from freshman Kadie Rolfzen, blocks by the team during rallies and some Cyclone errors. The score was 9-4 Nebraska when the 2,468 fans in attendance were stunned, yet again, by the jump serve

of Robinson. Later in the first game, the Huskers seemed to stall with 24 points. The Cyclones attempted to rally back by scoring three consecutive points, but the crowd kept the noise level up, and Robinson finished the first set with a kill. The second set started to look more like a spring game with lots of errors from both teams. There were a total of 20 attacking errors from both squads in the set. The Huskers staged their first comeback of the match off of the Cyclones errors. The final eight points of the game were errors, with Iowa State recording seven of them. Nebraska scored five-straight points with Iowa State stuck at 24, as the second set of the match closed out, the Huskers were holding a two-set lead. The third game was a back-andforth battle. The Huskers had limited errors in the set, with only three. The Cyclones continued to commit too many errors as they had seven attacking errors and six service errors in the set. Even with all the mistakes, the Cyclones had the 25-24 lead in the third set when Robinson decided to take

matters into her own hands. The Huskers scored three points in a row with three-straight kills from Robinson. “I did tell (Alexa Strange) to set me the last three balls,” Robinson said. Cook thinks the senior transfer wants to take the big swing in the critical moments of the game. “It’s in her blood. She wants it,” the coach said. However, Cook was not completely satisfied with his squad’s performance Saturday. “We are just not very good at anything, but we are athletic and we can compete. That’s what we did today; we competed,” Cook said. “You take a look at the stats, and there is no way we should’ve won that, but we won it.” Cook was impressed with how the team was able compete in front of a large crowd, but there is still work needed to be done. “I feel like we’re behind where we normally are, because of sand. We’ve really only done six-on-six training practices for four practices,” the coach said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, and I know they see that.” sports@


Kelsey Robinson celebrates a point during Nebraska’s win against Iowa State Saturday at the NU Coliseum. The Huskers are now 2-0 in the spring season with the victory.

Men place 1st at Crimson Tide Invite jacy lewis dn The Nebraska track and field team completed its first scored outdoor meet of the season in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday. The Huskers won seven event titles at the Crimson Tide Invitational. The men’s team won the meet with 149 points, while the women finished second with 108.5 points. Nebraska coach Gary Pepin thought the invitational was beneficial for the team all around. “I was glad that we were still without some of our athletes there able to win on the men’s side,” Pepin said. “We had some strong performances, and we had some areas which I think we will continue to get better.” The first Husker to win an event was Chad Wright in the men’s discus with a throw of 1956. This mark ranks him fifth in the nation, and he is leading the Big Ten in the event. He went on to win the men’s shot put as well with a season-best throw of 60-2 1/2. On the women’s side, Morgan Wilken won the discus with a mark of 168-8, ranking her second in the Big Ten. Annie Jackson finished third in the women’s shot

put, recording a mark of 50-6 3/4. side, Jillianna Scanlan placed second with a jump of 5-7, and MaruFor long jump, Seth Wiedel sa Cernjul finished third with the won the title with a leap of 23-4. same height. Teddy Lampkin came in fifth with In pole vault, Craig a 22-10. Driver won the event This is Wiedel’s with a jump of 16-8 3/4. second collegiate win, Erik Sutterfield finished and he is happy with third posting a leap of how the team handled 16-4 3/4. Maggie Maher itself during the oneplaced second with a day meet. season-best 12-8 1/4 in “We got first place the women’s pole vault. without some of Cole Ingram finour best people. We ished fifth in the men’s left two of our good hammer throw, recordjumpers and a couple ing a mark of 183-2, of good sprinters,” wiedel while Veronica Grizzle Wiedel said. “To win placed fifth in the womagainst some high en’s hammer throw power teams like we with a throw of 178-7. did is pretty good.” Trevor Vidlak finished third Because of injuries, some in the men’s 1,500 meters with a jumpers and sprinters were not personal-best time of 3 hours, 49 able to compete Saturday. Wiedel minutes and 37 seconds. Jessica thinks there is still work to be done Furlan placed second on the womdespite his first place-finish. en’s side, also with a personal-best “My mark wasn’t so much of 4:21:14. This time makes her sevwhere I wanted it to be,” Wiedel said. “Everyone kind of had a enth all-time at Nebraska. Jarren Heng placed second in the men’s hard day jumping. It’s a matter of just getting out there and compet- 3,000-meter steeplechase, posting a time of 8:58:97. ing. Just realizing that I don’t need Ricco Hall finished second in to get too much further to get this the men’s 400 meters recording a win.” time of 46.70, while Levi Gipson Carlos Hernandez placed third placed third with a time of 47.28. in the men’s high jump with a Mara Weekes won the women’s height of 6-10 3/4. On the women’s

100 meters posting a time of 11.98 seconds. She also went on to place second in the 200 meters with a time of 24.27 seconds. Kari Heck placed fifth posting a time of 25.27 seconds. On the men’s side, Tim Thompson placed fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 10.70 seconds. John Welk finished fifth posting a time of 10.96 seconds. In the men’s 400-meter hurdles, Miles Ukaoma finished first securing the event title with a time of 50.80 seconds, ranking him second in the Big Ten. Tibor Koroknai placed fourth with a time of 52.00. In the women’s 400 meters, Mila Andric placed second with a season-best of 1:17. The Nebraska 4x100 team finished second posting a time of 40.80 seconds. The team was composed of Tim Thompson, John Welk, Hall and Cody Rush, while the men’s 4x400 team was made up of Christian Sanderfer, Levi Gipson, London Hawk and Rush. They took fourth in the event with a time of 3:9.59 seconds. The women’s 4x400 meter relay team of Mara Weekes, Ellie Grooters, Mila Andric and Shawnice Williams placed second posting a time of 3:39.39. sports@

Huskers fail to make NCAA Championships matt duren dn For the first time since 2009, the Nebraska women’s gymnastics team will not be headed to the NCAA Championships, as it finished third in the NCAA Regionals on Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. The Huskers missed a berth by .150, coming in behind Michigan (196.725) and Illinois (196.025), scoring a 195.875. “It’s hard to explain,” Nebraska coach Dan Kendig said. “For whatever reason, that wasn’t us yesterday. It’s disappointing, but we gave it our best effort and fell just short.” After beginning the evening on a bye, Nebraska opened up competition on bars. The team battled several uncharacteristic mistakes, which led to a 48.875 team score. After the Huskers started with a fall, Brittany Skinner bounced back with a teambest 9.85. Janelle Giblin scored a 9.85 as well, and Jessie DeZiel and Kassandra Nathe had solid performances, as both earned a 9.80. Nebraska moved to beam for its next rotation, where it put together a score of 48.525. Emily Wong led the way, to earn a teambest 9.825. Giblin and Jennifer Lauer each tacked on 9.725, while DeZiel posted a 9.675. After two events, Michigan led all squads with a 98.575. Illinois followed in second at 97.925, while Kentucky came in third at 97.800. Nebraska placed fourth with 97.400, while North Carolina and West Virginia rounded out the group. Nebraska once again moved to a bye, where it looked to regain the form it showed in the Big Ten Championships two weeks ago. Once again, the Huskers could not crack 49, scoring 48.800 on the floor. Wong led the team with a 9.875. Hollie Blanske added a score of 9.80, while DeZiel chipped in a 9.775.

Pommel horse spells downfall of NU gymnasts “I can never remember everyone missing. It’s almost impossible, but it happened.”

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Emily Wong performs on the balance beam earlier this season at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Wong and the Huskers failed to make the team NCAA Championships this season, but Wong qualified for the all-around individual championship. Going into the last rotation, Nebraska would need a stellar performance to vault itself into nationals. The squad delivered, earning the best NCAA postseason score in program history at 49.650 on vault. DeZiel, Wong and Skinner tied for top honors on the event with score of 9.95 each. Blanske followed right behind with a 9.925, while Giblin added a 9.875. Despite Nebraska’s high vault score, Illinois did just enough on beam to edge the Huskers and advance to NCAA Nationals. It gave Illinois its third NCAA qualifica-

tion in program history. Michigan took first, finishing at 196.725. Kentucky captured fourth at 195.575, West Virginia came in fifth with 194.475, while North Carolina rounded out the competition with a 194.350. “We felt like we had it,” Kendig said. “We had a great vault as a team, and thought we did just enough to advance. But credit Illinois, they put together a good beam performance.” Despite the team not advancing, three Huskers did earn individual berths at the NCAA Championships. Wong and DeZiel

earned appearances as all-around competitors, and Skinner finished as the regional champion on vault to qualify as well. While it’s not the outcome Wong had hoped for, she will be ready for the all-around championship in two weeks in Los Angeles, Calif. “It is going to be different, but it will be a good experience,” Wong said. “I would much rather have my team advance, but I am going to represent Nebraska as well as I can.” sports@

ity to make things look easy. “As you can see, Alonzo out there doesn’t even look like he’s running,” the coach said. “He’s one of those guys that’s so smooth, but he’s running by people.” Reilly earned similar praise for his effort Saturday. The Lincoln Southwest product has made a move up the depth chart through spring ball, and his two catches for 44 yards were just an exclamation point on what the receiver has been doing, according to Fisher.

“He’s a guy that has been flashing a lot in the last couple weeks,” Fisher said. “He made a couple really great catches today, not unlike what I’ve seen from him in practice, so I’m excited about Brandon Reilly, and it was nice for him to perform on that stage.” The battle for the rest of those “six to eight spots” will continue on through the summer and into fall camp, according to Fisher. Westerkamp, Moore and Reilly may have had great springs, but there is still

time for another guy or two to make a move and pass them up. Fisher will meet with each receiver individually this week to set up goals for each guy to achieve over the summer. He said there are things he wants out of everyone in his room, but he likes how the position is set up. “That group has brought a workmanlike attitude,” he said. “I like these guys.” sports@

football from 9 “It shows a little bit of the toughness and the competitive nature that he has to come in an play,” Beck said. “We didn’t expect him to play, and I was pleased that he was able to. He made a couple nice plays. You can see that if he gets a chance to learn the offense he can be an electrifying player for us.” Fisher said Moore’s explosiveness will have him on the field sooner than you might think. The coach praised his receiver ’s abil-

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Louis Klein performs during a meet earlier this season at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Huskers finished last at the Big Ten Championships this weekend.

The No. 10 Nebraska men’s gymnastics team finished the Big Ten Championships in last place, but three Huskers placed in individual events. The Husker’s struggles on pommel horse led to a seasonlow total score of 416.25. Michigan claimed first place in the tournament with a score of 438.9, and Penn State took second with a score of 434.05. Nebraska coach Chuck Chmelka isn’t surprised who grabbed the top finish in the tournament. “We are in a really strong conference, but nobody could’ve beat Michigan,” Chmelka said. “Two through seven spots are a toss up and anyone could’ve won those.” The Huskers started the team portion of the tournament on Friday with the high bar. The team got off to good start, Chmelka said. The Huskers were led by sophomore Louis Klein in the event, with a score of 14.35. Klein’s score qualified him to the individual finals on Saturday. The squad took on the floor exercise next and started to get in a groove. Sophomore Grant Perdue led the team with a score of 15.50. He was followed closely by juniors Mark Ringle (14.40) and Wyatt Aycock (14.15). Klein also had a strong performance with a score of 14.20. Perdue finished the floor exercise tied for first overall with Michigan’s Stacey Ervin, which qualified him to compete in the finals the next day. The Huskers then moved on to the event where it went downhill: the pommel horse. All five Husker gymnasts had a major mistake during their routine, and Chmelka said it was a disaster. “There was the meet right there,” the coach said. “We couldn’t come back from that.” Chmelka can’t believe how many problems occurred on the one event. “I can never remember everyone missing,” Chmelka said. “It’s

almost impossible, but it happened.” The Huskers did bounce back after the pommel horse. The team posted strong scores on the final three events: rings, vault and parallel bars. The Huskers’ strongest event was the vault, with Perdue again leading the Huskers with a score of 15.05. Perdue would also qualify to compete in the individual finals for vault. Four other Huskers put up scores of more than 14.50 on the event. Chmelka was impressed with the team’s performance outside of the pommel horse. “Everything went well. We had some misses, but not bad misses,” the coach said. The Huskers would have more success on Saturday night in the individual finals. Perdue, Klein, and freshman Sam Chamberlain were the only three Huskers who qualified in an event to compete. Chamberlain competed on the parallel bars and, according to Chmelka, had a flawless routine, but was beat out by two All-Americans. Chamberlain took third place in the event, saying words can’t describe how he feels. Perdue took on two events: floor and vault. He made one mistake on his floor routine, which earned him eighth place on the event. His vault went without a mistake, and he took third place. “I feel OK with it,” Perdue said. “I really wanted to win, so I’m not 100 percent happy with it.” Klein ended on the highest note by putting up his best routine of the year, he said. He took second place on the high bar and earned second team All-Big Ten honors. According to Chmelka, Klein had a flawless routine, but lost to an Olympian. The Huskers will have a week off before competing in the NCAA men’s gymnastics championships on April 19-21 in University Park, Pa. sports@


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Crowd Pleaser Pelini provides fans with more than game during Nebraska’s Red-White match

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Jordan Westerkamp tries to break out of a teammate’s tackle during Saturday’s spring game. Westerkamp finished with four catches in the game.

King Frazier (left) attempts to shake off a tackle by Ciante Evans (right) during Nebraska football’s Red-White Spring Game this weekend at Memorial Stadium. Evans and the Red Team won the game 32-25.

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ther than Jack Hoffman’s run in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s spring game, which has Nebraska coach Bo Pelini considering his options at back-up running back, Pelini liked what he saw in the final practices of the spring. “I think we had a good spring; I really do,” Pelini said. “I’ve got to tell you, I was a little concerned about midway through. I wasn’t seeing the progress in some areas as much as I’d like. We were having some repeat areas and things I didn’t like. I thought when we came back from spring break, those last six practices leading up today; I thought we made a big jump.” Even though a final score of 32-25 was recorded and players played in full pads, the spring game reflected a regular practice. In fact, in order to determine who would receive the ball first, kickers Mauro Bondi and Spencer Lindsay took turns punting to former Huskers at midfield before the game. Whichever punter’s returner was able to secure more catches would win the first possession. Spencer’s receivers managed to grab two punts over Bondi’s one to give White the ball first.


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A Red score answered by a White touchSenior quarterback Ron Kellogg III helped down continued the heavy offensive trend in push the White squad into scoring position on the first half. Pelini was pleased with the offenits opening possession before handing the ball sive effort, he said, but also noted some players to running back King Frazier for the one-yard touchdown. The Red team answered with a took a while to adjust to the crowd. “I thought there were some Bondi 50-yard field goal later in good things offensively,” Pelini the quarter. It’s fun for said. “This is a different stage After White found the end the players for some of these guys. That’s all zone for a second time in the part of the development, all part first quarter, the game paused. and it calls of the process as I talk about.” The sidelines collapsed around While Pelini was overall imthe 50-yard line to watch the guys out. We do pressed with the effort and result “find a way to win” drill. The some of that in of the spring game, he said he drill included two blockers has a lot of work in store for the preventing one defender from practice.” team next season. reaching a ball carrier. “What I told the team and Linebacker Zaire Anderson tim beck nu offensive coordinator what the message of the team is was the only defender out of if we think that right now that four to reach the running back. we can just do what is required, “I love that,” offensive cothen be ready to go and be the type of football ordinator Tim Beck said. “It’s fun for the players and it calls guys out. We do some of that in team we want to be, it’s not going to happen,” Pelini said. “We have to go over it a bunch; we practice.” Anderson’s break through gave the White have to do more than what’s required.” sports@ squad a 3-1 advantage in the drill, and an all lead of 17-4.


Spring game provides emotional moment I laughed. It was the kind of laugh that happens when your smile is so big that your face can’t contain it anymore.”

grant muessel We reporters had made our way down to the field a few minutes before a kid ran 69 yards for a touchdown. I was perplexed to hear that Taylor Martinez had taken the field again. Then I heard a new name from the P.A. announcer: “Team Jack.” That wasn’t quite the moment I lost it. Although, I was sporting a smile that you might confuse for that of a 7-year-old: big and shameless. I laughed. It was the kind of laugh that happens when your smile is so big that your face can’t contain it anymore. Jack Hoffman took the field, lining up to the left of Martinez. The quarterback leaned down and said something to Jack, I like to think it was something with a lots of “red Montana, cross 58, black dog on three, got it?” “Got it!” I heard Jack say in my head. Then Jack lined up at tailback, to the left of Martinez again. He stood leaning slightly forward with his hands on his knees, mirroring Imani Cross on the other side of Martinez. Jack’s stance reminded me of his favorite player, Rex Burkhead. Fitting. As fitting as the No.

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22 jersey Jack wore that day. Martinez took the snap and handed the ball off to Jack, who made a hesitant step. After a little redirection from Martinez, Jack made a cut back to the right that the shifty former No. 22 would have been proud of. Jack then beat the defensive end and the weakside linebacker and got the edge. I knew Jack would go untouched to the endzone, but never before had I wanted so badly to see a ball carrier score a touchdown. As Jack screamed down the right sideline, I couldn’t help but see the image of Florida Gators falling off of Tommie Frazier. Still, I kept my composure. The boy crossed midfield and hit the point in his run when a running back knows he’s not going to be caught. The decibels hadn’t been that high in Memorial Stadium since the Huskers beat Michigan. By the time Jack hit the 30-yard-line, the entire team was behind him. Not just the other 21 players on the field – the entire Nebraska football team followed him to the endzone. Somehow, the crowd managed to erupt even louder. I felt tears in my mind, but not yet in my eyes. As Jack scored, the players cheered. Ciante Evans stuck a celebratory summersault without penalty. The team hoisted Jack onto its shoulders. The crowd roared on, and like a true 23-year-old, I took to Twitter. It too was a beautiful sight; seeing all the things that national sports

journalists were already saying about Nebraska’s gesture. After the game, I asked coach Bo Pelini if Jack beat out King Frazier for the tailback spot behind Imani Cross. “Jack’s pretty hard to beat,” Pelini said. “He was the leading rusher today, wasn’t he? There you go.” Sure enough, Jack Hoffman made the official Nebraska Football stat sheet: “Jack Hoffman. 1 carry. 1 TD.” He topped Cross (who had six more carries) by 14 total yards. Even that beautiful stat didn’t bring me to tears yet. It wasn’t until late that night, as I laid in bed looking at the Daily Nebraskan’s photos online. I swiped my iPad screen to a photo of Jack running down the field alongside nine Huskers. He’s a few dozen inches shorter but stands taller than many of us ever will. It was that moment when I couldn’t hold myself back any longer – my eyes welled past capacity. I found the video and watched a 7-year-old brain cancer patient in the midst of a 60week chemotherapy regimen make that beautiful 69-yard cutand-run over and over again. The story made ESPN and sat atop Reddit. Pelini was right – Jack’s pretty hard to beat. grant muessel is a senior news-editorial major. you can reach him at sports@

Receivers impress coaches lanny holstein dn Everyone knows about Kenny Bell, Quincy Enunwa and Jamal Turner. Nebraska’s top wide receivers are poised to form one of the Big Ten’s best trios in 2013, and they have been hyped to the max. What people don’t know is who will move into supporting roles on the outside. Who will come onto the field when Nebraska goes to a four-wide set or when one of those top-three guys gets tired? Last season, the Huskers used Tim Marlowe, Steven Osborne and Taariq Allen in those spots, but next year could be a little different. Marlow and Osborne will graduate soon and Allen has been hurt throughout spring camp. All that has left the door open for some young guns on the outside. “We’ll play six to eight (wide receivers),” offensive coordinator Tim Beck said. “With our tempo and the way we play moving guys in and out, we have to have depth because, as

the season went on last year, we had guys wear down. We had guys get hurt, and we counted on those older guys so much that they got tired.” Redshirt freshmen Jordan Westerkamp, Alonzo Moore and Brandon Reilly might be Nebraska’s best bets at taking over behind the top three. Westerkamp, Moore and Reilly showed up on the stat sheet Saturday as the top options in the passing game. Westerkamp – who didn’t drop a ball all of fall camp a season ago – was a highly touted, four-star recruit coming out of high school a year ago and looks to be in the mix for playing time come fall, according to receivers coach Rich Fisher. He caught four balls for 21 yards in the spring game. Moore topped that effort with his two catches and 59 yards receiving along with a touchdown. He burst onto the stage after initial reports indicated he would miss the game with a knee injury.

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Nebraska stays hot in Big Ten play with series win Nedu Izu DN Michael Pritchard went 5-for-14 and drove in six runs to aid the Nebraska baseball team to a 2-1 series win against Iowa this weekend in Iowa City, Iowa. The Huskers (13-17 overall, 7-2 Big Ten) captured Friday’s game 12-5, and clinched the series with Saturday’s 12-8 victory to assist in their third consecutive Big Ten series win. Although they dropped Sunday’s match to the Hawkeyes (11-15, 2-7) 6-5, Nebraska coach Darin Erstad said he’s pleased. “We had an opportunity to steal a game but we didn’t,” he said. “We won a series on the road and at the end of the day that’s what we needed to do.” Going into Iowa, the Huskers knew they’d have to battle at the plate against the Hawkeyes’ 3.86 team ERA. The offensive scheme was on full display Friday night as the NU bats went 13-for-37 off Iowa pitchers to pick up the seven-run victory. Nearly every Husker starter had a base hit, including Pritchard who went 1-for-5. But compared with his day at the plate the next day, the designated hitter made sure to make Friday’s performance look like a fluke. Through six innings Saturday, the Hawkeyes and Huskers found themselves tied at eight a piece after Iowa punched in two runs in its half of the inning. However, the tie wouldn’t hold up for too long as sophomore third baseman Blake Headley lined a double to deep right field to drive in sophomore Tanner Lubach for the go-ahead run. And the Nebraska bats weren’t done making noise yet. It was only a matter of time until one Husker would come through and give the road team more insurance runs. “If you keep swinging, eventually the ball’s going to drop for you,” Pritchard said. The junior scorched a 1-1 pitch up

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Michael Pritchard makes a swing during a game earlier this season at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park. Pritchard recorded five hits and six RBI on the weekend against Iowa. the middle to score in Headley and Bryan Peters to put Nebraska up 11-8. Pritchard, who knocked in four RBI on the day, said he enjoyed stepping up to bat in clutch situations this weekend. “(Saturday) I got two that dropped for me that were pretty big and ended up helping the team out,” he said. “It’s good to help the team out.” The poise the Husker players have shown late in their games has left Erstad less concerned with his offense. “One thing that I tell our guys is our passion to fight is a separator,” Erstad said. “Teams try to match it early in games, but they can’t sustain it, and it happened again. Right now, we’re just fighting a little harder than our opponents are.” The Huskers nearly coasted out of Duane Banks Field with a sweep as well. After being down 6-3 throughout most of the game, Nebraska laced three-straight singles to begin a ninthinning rally. The loaded bases were a

perfect recipe for a comeback with the Huskers 3-4-5 hitters coming up to the plate. However, after a sacrifice fly and RBI single by Pritchard and No. 4 hitter Chad Christensen, Austin Darby grounded into a double play to end the game. Despite the loss, Erstad did learn something new about his team this weekend. The difference between his squad and its latest Big Ten opponents is clear: The Huskers won’t back down. “We just keep fighting,” he said. “You basically take their will from them and you could see their heads drop and the shoulders drop. And if we’re strong as a group to fight through that, we’re going to win a lot of games.” After the series in Iowa, the Huskers will next play Tuesday night at Hawks Field to host in-state rival Creighton. sports@

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Ron Kellogg III dives short of the goal line during Saturday’s spring game at Memorial Stadium. Kellogg finished 11-of-12 for more than 140 yards and a touchdown Saturday.

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seven Number of rushing yards for Jack Hoffman Saturday. Hoffman, a 7-yearold brain cancer patient, stole the show with his touchdown scamper.


Throwing percentage for Nebraska’s top three quarterbacks — Taylor Martinez, Ron Kellog III, Tommy Armstrong — in the first half of Saturday’s Red-White game. brianna soukup | dn



Turnovers for both Red and White teams Saturday. Nebraska was one of the worst teams in the country last season when it came to holding onto the football.

Kenny Bell smiles during the action of Saturday’s Red-White scrimmage. Bell’s White squad fell to the Red team 32-25.

Number of receivers to record a catch in Saturday’s spring game. Nebraska receiving is arguably one of the best in the country.

435 Total offensive yards in the first half by both squads. Ron Kellog III led the way, completing 11 of his 12 passes for more than 140 yards and a touchdown.

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A couple of Husker fans watch the action during the annual spring game Saturday. More than 60,000 people attended.

game balls Jack Hoffman

The cancer patient and face of “Team Jack” brought the crowd to its feet Saturday with a 69-yard touchdown run in the second half. As the 7-year-old rushed down the field with Nebraska’s entire team trailing in pursuit, it was an awe-inspiring moment inside Memorial Stadium. On the final stat sheet, Hoffman is listed as the game’s leading rusher with 69 yards and a touchdown.

Wide Receiver Alonzo Moore

The redshirt freshman was a late addition to the Red roster after an injury held him out of practice last week, but he didn’t seem to be holding anything back Saturday. Moore snagged a couple highlight-reel catches and racked up 59 yards in receiving. He will now be a guy Husker fans are watching down the road.

Quarterback Ron Kellogg III

The senior quarterback hasn’t seen the field much the last few years, and with Taylor Martinez returning for another year, he most likely won’t see much of it this season either, but he was the star on Saturday. Kellogg went 11-for-12 through the air, netting 148 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

— compiled by lanny holstein

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