friday, february 1, 2013 volume 112, issue 092
A room of one’s own Poetry studio offers space for verse workshops
5 Coliseum closing Wrestlers to send off Coliseum with MSU dual
10 Hagel faces criticism at confirmation Former Nebraska senator’s hearing lasts 8 hours
2 Keep your head in the game
Strike a pose
Emily Solo, a junior vocal performance major and DN fashion show model, has makeup applied by College of Hair Design student Kylie Hamann before the start of the show on Thursday night. See inside for more fashion show coverage.
bravura Musical talents send freshman clarinetist to california for national competition story by kelli rollin | photo by allison hess
rowing up in a fairly musical family from Middleton, Wis., Hattie Bestul had a natural musical ability. She played instruments at a young age but never expected to be a national finalist. In March, Bestul, a freshman music major and clarinetist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will travel to Anaheim, Calif., to compete in the finals of the Music Teachers National Association Senior Performance for woodwinds. In fifth grade, she joined band intending to play the saxophone. However, her band teacher wouldn’t let anyone play the saxophone unless they played the clarinet first. At first, Bestul was disappointed by this special rule, but because of it, she discovered her passion. “Now, I would never switch,” she said. “It’s my favorite instrument.” From then on, Bestul was involved in music and excelled in it. She was involved with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Winds of Wisconsin, Wisconsin School of Music Association Project and summer music camps. Though music was her passion, Bestul didn’t know she wanted to pursue it as a career. “I decided the summer before my senior year,” Bestul said. “Before that, I wasn’t sure whether it
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Freshman music major Hattie Bestul has been playing the clarinet since the fifth grade. In March, Bestul will compete as a finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Senior Performance in California.
Do NFL safety rules sacrifice the game’s integrity?
Historic Commission argues Twin Peaks unfit for Haymarket
Theme restaurant could tarnish historic area, members say
The Design Workshop, a design and architecture firm based in Denver, produced renderings for the upcoming revamp of P Street featuring wider sidewalks and more parking.
P Street to receive facelift with more parking, wider sidewalks $4 million, 2-year project aims to make area ‘pedestrian-friendly’ @dailyneb facebook.com/ dailynebraskan
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Downtown Lincoln is preparing to break more ground this spring in an effort to renovate P Street and its proximity. The project, which will take
as long as 24 months and cost between $3.5 and $4 million, will reconstruct P street from 11th Street to Centennial Mall, as well as on 14th street from O to Q streets, said Dallas McGee, assistant director of Lincoln’s Urban Development. It’s a project that both McGee and Todd Ogden, marketing director for the Downtown Lincoln Association, said is for the people. “The overall goal of this is to
make the area much more pedestrian-friendly,” Ogden said. P Street’s three street lanes will be a bit narrower, with widened sidewalks, angled parking on the north side and parallel parking on the south side of the street, Ogden said. While sidewalks on the 14th Street side of the project are already wider, sidewalks on the east side of 14th will be im-
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dance to a theme. Some Lincoln consumers are concerned the Haymarket’s historic appeal may suffer with the addition of the Twin Peaks restaurant. “I find those kinds of things disrespectful to women,” Historic Preservation Commission memAndrew Barry ber Tim Francis said. “It’s one DN more thing I don’t want my child to see.” The Historic Haymarket could Other Historic Preservation soon feature a restaurant known Commission members have also more for its waitresses than its expressed displeasure for the new food. restaurant’s theme, but because But members of Lincoln’s Histhe restaurant is a legitimate busitoric Preservation Commission ness, they do not feel it is their have expressed concerns about place to interfere. the Twin Peaks restaurant, which Twin Peaks senior director of would be located marketing Krisin the Tool House ten Colby said I find those building on the the uniforms corner of 8th and kinds of are part of the Q streets. chain’s marketFalling under things disrespectful ing strategy. the new category to women.” “We have a of “breastaurants,” theme and style Twin Peaks franfor our restauTim francis chises are best recrant,” Colby historic preservation commission ognized for their said. “What member waitresses, whom we’re wearing the company calls is really not that “lumber Jills,” different from and their skimpy uniforms. The what girls that are cheerleaders uniforms normally include a red are wearing. We’re a sports restauplaid top that shows waitresses’ rant, and we know our guests love midriffs and cleavage, paired with that environment and watching a revealing khaki shorts. The comgame and seeing cute cheerleadpany also hosts special events, ers.” such as “Lingerie Week,” during which waitresses dress in accor-
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Great Plains center to host UNL Conservation Jam Conservationists present topics, arguments in 3-minute intervals staff report DN More than 15 Nebraskan conservationists on Friday will take the mic to offer lessons, calls to action and arguments regarding the preservation of the state’s wildlife, resources and native plants – but they’ll have to make it quick. Each will have three minutes to speak at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Conservation Jam, an event coordinated by the Center for Great Plains Studies. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Great Plains Art Museum. Katie Nieland, publications specialist for the Center for Great
Plains Studies, said this is the first time the university is hosting this event, and expectations are high. According to Nieland, renowned conservationists will provide their opinions on high priority problems in the Great Plains such as water resources, animal extinction, habitat preservation and more. Speakers will present their topics and arguments in threeminute intervals, and students and faculty attending this event will have one-on-one time to ask questions and hold conversation with all of the speakers afterward. “The goal is to create an effect that will highlight the range, diversity and energy of the conservation movement in Nebraska and the Great Plains,” said Richard Edwards, director of the Center for Great Plains Studies. “Students will get a chance to hear from highly published and well-known scientists who have
advancing research throughout the Great Plains.” While most of the guest speakers can be identified by the environmental agencies or organization of which they work, Edwards said the purpose of this event is simply to promote conservation and awareness of the ongoing environmental issues in the Great Plains. “It is not planned in terms of content restriction,” he said. “We didn’t ask speakers for scripts. The intention is to have the Conservation Jam be a kaleidoscope of topics because every speaker works in a different area of conservation and holds different priorities.” In addition to the educational speakers, the gallery where the event will take place will also feature a photography exhibition display by American landscape and Great Plains photographer Michael Forsberg. news@ dailynebraskan.com
CFA votes to increase Transit Services budget by 62.3 percent Cristina Woodworth DN Members of the Committee for Fees Allocation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln approved a 62.3 percent budget increase for UNL Transit Services at a meeting Thursday night. The increase will raise student fees for transit services from $9.64 to $25.10 in the 2013-2014 academic year. Transit Services’ total budget will increase more than $441,000 to about $1.14 million. “I know this is difficult in coming back with another large increase,” said Dan Carpenter, director of UNL Parking and Transit Services. “But, as we’ve mentioned, making this transition and making the move to StarTran, I believe we’ll have a more stable
system in the future.” StarTran took over complete operation of UNL’s bus service at the beginning of the spring semester. Carpenter said the fee increase is necessary to pay for the nearly $2 million contract the university has with StarTran. Carpenter said the transition to StarTran has gone well so far. “It’s been a smooth transition,” he said. “I haven’t heard any complaints or anything at all. The service has been what we expected it to be.” Several CFA members questioned whether money could be saved in the future if the summer bus service at UNL was eliminated. Carpenter said UNL’s contract with StarTran binds the university to have summer service for the next five years, though. “The obligations we have now
are for their personnel,” Carpenter said. “We’re still obliged to follow those conditions.” CFA member Ryan King, a senior computer science major, expressed concerns about the increase in Transit Services fees applying to all students. “The majority of those who have parking permits and park on campus won’t use the bus as often as someone who doesn’t,” King said. “In the future, we should probably look to make that fee more equitable.” Also at the meeting, CFA members voted against increasing funding for the Lied Center student ticket program by $40,000, voting instead to keep the Lied Center’s funding at $140,000 for the 2013-14 academic year. news@ dailynebraskan.com
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Senators challenge Chuck Hagel in confirmation hearing Republicans criticize former Nebraska senator for crossing party lines
From the left, Hagel faced attacks from comments he made about an openly gay ambassador in 1998 and for statements about Israel. He released an apology for the statements against the ambassador on Dec. 21, 2012. Democrats have generally forDANIEL WHEATON given Hagel for his statements. He DN had said a “pro-Israel lobby” may Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck have influenced some senators. ReHagel faced heated questioning publican Sen. Lindsey Graham of Thursday during his eight-hour conSouth Carolina said Hagel’s record firmation hearing to be the next sec- on Israel “runs chills up my spine.” retary of defense. However, New York Most of the harsh Sen. Chuck Schumer, a questions came from Democrat, announced on his former Republican Jan. 15 that he was concolleagues. Hagel’s vinced Hagel had shifted political views have his views. made him a target “Based on several key for Republicans and a assurances provided by inspired the praise of Sen. Hagel, I am currently Democrats. prepared to vote for his “No one indiconfirmation,” Schumer vidual vote, quote said to Politico. “I encouror statement defines age my Senate colleagues me, my beliefs or my who have shared my Hagel record,” Hagel said previous concerns to also in his opening comsupport him.” ments. “My overall worldview has Even though Hagel consistently never changed: that America has voted with Republicans, he had genand must maintain the strongest erally lost their support. Charlyne military in the world; that we must Berens, associate dean of the College lead the international community to of Journalism and Mass Communiconfront threats and challenges tocations, wrote a biography of Hagel gether and that we must use all tools in 2006. She said his willingness to of American power to protect our voice his opinion made him an easy citizens and our interests.” target for Republicans. Hagel would join several other “He’s not a shrinking violet,” new cabinet members as President Berens said. Barack Obama’s second term begins. Berens said Hagel has a pragJohn Hibbing, a political science matic internationalist worldview. professor at the University of NeShe said he is willing to adapt to each braska-Lincoln, said Hagel’s stances situation. His shifting views often line up with Obama’s policies. Hibbroke the party line. bing said Hagel’s willingness to “He said to me that ‘I took an break party lines defines his political oath of loyalty to the constitution,’” legacy. Berens said. “Not to the party or the “That’s just who he is,” Hibbing president.” said. She said she supports Hagel If confirmed, Hagel will be the because he will be able to adapt to first Vietnam War veteran to serve as further challenges facing the Departsecretary of defense. ment of Defense. These include the “He’s not the first secretary to rise of Islamic militancy in North Afhave war experience,” Hibbing said. rica and planned cuts to the military “But he’s the first one to have served as part of the sequestration. on the ground. He understands the “He’s not a pacifist,” Berens full cost of war.” said. “He’s a realist.” Hagel is the second cabinet Hagel has struggled with supnominee with experience fighting port from Nebraskan senators. in the Vietnam War. John Kerry was Sen. Deb Fischer has openly opnominated to succeed Hillary Clinposed Hagel. During the hearing, ton as the next secretary of state. The she said “your views are to the left of Senate confirmed him with a 94-3 this administration.” vote Wednesday. In the 2012 election, Hagel enHagel has faced opposition dorsed Fischer’s opponent Bob Kerfrom his own party since Obama rey. appointed him on Jan. 7, which HibNebraska Sen. Mike Johanns bing described as a “bizarre” politisaid in Thursday’s Lincoln Journal cal controversy. Star that he was confident Hagel During the hearing in front of would be nominated. Johanns did the Senate Armed Services Commitnot explicitly state his support. tee, Hagel argued with Arizona Sen. If confirmed, Hagel will be the John McCain. McCain questioned lone Republican in Obama’s cabinet. Hagel on whether or not he believed “He’ll be a very good secretary the 2007 troop surge stabilized Iraq. of defense,” Berens said. “I’m not going to give you a yes NEWS@ or no,” Hagel said. “I’ll defer that DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM judgment to history.”
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The Tool House building is the potential site for a new Twin Peaks restaurant. Currently owned by Speedway Properties, the property is located at 8th and Q in the Historic Haymarket District. The consumer base for this type of restaurant in Lincoln is uncertain. The Hooters location in East Lincoln went out of business in 2005. Despite the high population density of Twin Peaks’ target demographic – men ages 21 to 54 – in Lincoln, business may be affected by competition from the Tilted Kilt restaurant that made its home in Gateway Mall last year. The Haymarket, located close to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and packed with bars, could be an asset for the restaurant.
Colby sees the close proximity to UNL as a plus and said the location could be helpful for marketing, especially because of Husker football. “We love to try to partner up as much as we can to help benefit the school,” Colby said. “We know a lot our consumers who are 21 and up will enjoy coming over to our restaurant for gameday.” She said the restaurant will benefit Lincoln economically and provide prospects for job-seeking students.
“Every time we open a restaurant we’re looking to hire 150 to 175 people,” Colby said. “So the job opportunities there are just outstanding.” Some university students still are not convinced that Twin Peaks should be welcomed. “I think it’s degrading for women,” said Holly Stejskal, a sophomore secondary special education major. “I wouldn’t work in that environment.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
A 28-year-old Lincoln resident was shot Thursday morning in a Near South neighborhood apartment building, according to Lincoln Police Department. Public Information Officer Katie Flood said LPD officers were called to 1848 Garfield St. at 11:24 a.m. Two men forced their way into an apartment and demanded money, Flood said. One suspect was armed with a gun, and the other suspect had a bat. When the victims refused to give the two men money, one of the residents – a 28-yearold man – was shot once in the stomach, according to a Lincoln
Journal Star article. The suspects were last seen fleeing westbound from the building and left in a waiting vehicle described as a dark blue 4-door Sedan. The victim was transported to a hospital with a serious but non-life-threatening injury. Flood said police do not feel the shooting was a random act. “We do believe that the suspect and the victim had a connection to one another,” she said. Four area elementary schools and one area middle school were briefly locked down after the shooting, according to the Journal Star. News@ dailynebraskan.com
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woodwind: from 1 was really something that I could do for a living or that I really wanted to do.” While at music camps, she said some professors inspired her to pursue music. “I decided I should go for it, and I’m really glad I did,” Bestul said. Soon after her decision, Bestul visited UNL and had a music lesson with Diane Barger, a clarinet professor at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. “I was amazed at how this petite young lady played with such confidence and bravura,” Barger said. “Well before our lesson ended, I knew Hattie was a uniquely gifted student I would truly cherish to teach and continue to guide on her musical journey.” Bestul said Barger is the main reason why she came to UNL, though she said “all the teachers in the school of music are wonderful.” Bestul was in the symphonic band at UNL and is part of the wind ensemble this semester. She has auditioned for many competitions and said she tries to be involved in as many things she can. As for the woodwind competition, Barger encouraged Bestul to compete. “I expect Hattie to do very well at this national competition,” Barger said. “I want her to feel proud of herself for all she has accomplished at this young stage in her career and just enjoy every second of her performance at the competition.” She said she could not be more proud of Bestul and that the student has a bright future ahead of her. Bestul plans to practice for three hours a day to prepare for the competition. Along with her goal of practicing for three hours each day, Bestul has her sights set on a seat in an orchestra. “I’d love to play professionally in an orchestra,” she said.” I love playing in pit orchestras for musicals. I would love to also have a studio and teach clarinet lessons, of course someday.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
p street: from 1 proved, and the location of a bus stop will be shifted from the south side of 14th to the north side. Angled parking will also be added, McGee said. New street features, like trees, banners and benches will also be added, McGee said. He said 14th Street will also see new pedestrian lighting. After the renovations are com-
The overall goal of this is to make the area much more pedestrian-friendly.” Todd Ogden marketing director
pleted, pedestrians will be able to “slow down, see the stores and enjoy the experience,” Ogden said. Instead of coming downtown for one errand, people will want to park
and spend the day downtown, he said. Though he said there isn’t a major vacancy problem downtown, the project can also attract business owners wishing to relocate or open
a business downtown. McGee said a date for breaking ground hasn’t been decided yet, as planners haven’t determined whether to do the construction as a whole project or two separate ones. “It’s likely we’ll do one side and then the other side to keep traffic moving,” he said. McGee was hopeful the project will take less than its 24-month
prediction but said planners would have to work around football season and other activities. “There’s going to have to be a lot of coordination; we’re aware of that,” Ogden said. Design Workshop, an architecture and design company based in Denver, will aid with design for the project. news@ dailynebraskan.com
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Flashing traffic lights create too many risks Lincoln traffic operators choose driver safety over blinking light system Tammy Bain DN Fifty-three miles east of Lincoln, traffic lights blink in Omaha’s overnight hours. Without having to wait for a green light, cars can look both ways and cross the street. But Lincoln doesn’t have these flashing traffic signals. And it won’t any time in the near future. Scott Opfer, traffic operations manager for Lincoln, said the concept presents too many safety concerns. “We just don’t want to take the risk,” Opfer said. He said some drivers are confused about what blinking red and yellow lights mean, something he’s noticed when blinking signals are needed in emergencies. According to a crash report on the City of Lincoln website, the number of car crashes in Lancaster County decreased in a 20-year period ending in 2010, even as daily miles traveled and registered vehicles increased. Opfer said that while Lincoln did have blinking traffic lights overnight 20 or more years ago, “We have a safe driv-
ing community. We’re not willing to compromise that.” Lincoln has another solution to late-night traffic lights. Out of 425 total signals in Lincoln, between 300 and 325 lights go off their daily timer at 10:30 p.m. and become service lights, Opfer said. These lights stay green for the busier street of the intersection until a car approaches the cross-street, which sets off a detector, something that senses the car’s motion. Then, the light changes to let the car cross, and cars don’t wait for long periods of time at hours of less traffic, Opfer said. They stay service lights until 6:30 a.m. At some intersections, Opfer said the service timing remains about the same as when the timers are on. He said this is the case at intersections like 27th and Vine streets, where both intersections keep steady traffic through night hours. Opfer said only two downtown traffic lights come off their timers to be service lights. While overnight pedestrian and traffic volumes do decrease downtown, it’s still a higher volume than in any other part of the city. A high enough volume, Opfer said, that pedestrians still need traffic lights when walking across streets at all hours. This is something the timers provide. Omaha’s traffic engineering manager Murthy Koti said Omaha’s blinking lights have been in place for
traffic lights in nebraska • Out of 1,000 lights in Omaha, around 380 flash at night. They blink from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. • Between 300 and 325 out of 425 traffic lights in Lincoln become service lights between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. nightly. • Lincoln officials have no plans to introduce blinking lights in Lincoln. around 40 years. Out of 1,000 Omaha traffic signals, around 380 blink from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. between Sunday and Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, they blink from 12 to 6 a.m. He said Omaha drivers are accustomed to the lights. “The key here is monitoring all these signals,” Koti said. Each intersection is monitored for performance and accident rates. “If we see a pattern, there’s a concern,” he said. “We’ll make adjustments.” Koti said no major intersections in Omaha, including the downtown area, have the flashing lights. Alex Wickenkamp, a junior advertising major at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said nighttime blinking traffic signals would be “amazing.”
“There’s some lights that just don’t even turn,” she said. Gabriel Houck, an English graduate student, had mixed feelings about it. “If it’s a weekend and people are out, that’s a public safety risk,” he said. He noted that the safety risks increase with bar crowds and Husker football games. But Houck agreed with Wickenkamp that lights anywhere outside of the downtown area would be favorable. Opfer said complaints have surfaced about overnight traffic signals two to three times in the last month. But it’s best to stay safe, he said. “We’re sorry,” he said. “And we keep traffic going the best we can. We just can’t compromise safety.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
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School of Natural Resources to hold climate town hall Forum will examine National Climate Assessment, Great Plains region Staff Report DN
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A model poses at the end of the runway during the second half of the first Daily Nebraskan fashion show Thursday night in the Centennial Room of the Nebraska Union.
The School of Natural Resources at the University of NebraskaLincoln will host a discussion forum next week examining the National Climate Assessment and its impacts on the Great Plains area. The town hall forum on Monday is expected to draw a group of more than 100 climate change experts and leaders in government, business and industry. “The National Climate Assessment town hall meeting is a great opportunity to bring together a diverse set of stakeholders interested in climate change and how it will affect the Great Plains region in the future,” said Don Wilhite, a professor in the School of Natural Resources. The National Climate Assessment is a report given to the President and Congress every four years that details the newest information that has been gathered about climate change and predicts the national, regional and global implications of those changes. The assessment stems from the U.S. Global Change Research Act, passed by Congress in 1990. This is the first time UNL has hosted an event dealing with the National Climate Assessment, Wilhite said, but professors hope to host more of these events in the future. At the forum, attendees will learn more about the National Climate Assessment and have the opportunity to meet the authors of the assessment. They will also be able to share information about local and regional efforts related to climate change and learn about ways their communities can participate in the process of the assessment, according to a press release about the event.
“They will learn about projected changes in climate for the region,” Wilhite said, “and how these changes will likely affect agriculture, water resources, health, ecosystems and other sectors in the state and region in the future.” Wilhite said the School of Natural Resources is dedicated to educating people about these types of issues. “SNR’s mission is to bring this type of information to the public so they can make better management decisions regarding land and water management issues,” he said. The event will include several panel discussions and small group breakout sessions discussing the 2013 climate assessment findings and their specific implications on the Great Plains region, which includes Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. A draft of the climate assessment is available for the town hall meeting, but the official version will be released later this year. The last National Climate Assessment was released in 2009. Wilhite said students are able to attend the event, but he doesn’t expect very many will come. The forum is currently full, according to the event’s website. “One class of 100 students will be sitting in on a portion of the meeting,” Wilhite said. “I don’t expect many other students to attend due to constraints on seating.” UNL’s forum is the only planned meeting in the Great Plains region that will examine the National Climate Assessment. The event is co-sponsored by a number of departments, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Climate Change Program Office and UNL’s National Drought Mitigation Center. The day-long forum is free to attendees and will be held at UNL East Campus’s Hardin Hall beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Monday. news@ dailynebraskan.com
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Nina Quinones, a senior psychology major pictured in the mirror, checks her makeup before walking the runway while Liz Chu waits in line.
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Liz Chu, a junior textile merchandising and fashion design major, poses at the end of the runway during the show. Nearly all the models were students.
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Emily Solo, a junior vocal performance major, works on homework while waiting for her turn to walk.
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Models prepare backstage before the start of the show. College of Hair Design students did hair and makeup for many of the models.
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Boots and Cats (right) perform during the intermission of the show. The group performed four songs.
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National Football League considers strict rules and regulations to ensure players’ safety, future health
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Balance between sports integrity and player safety needs to be created before more players are injured
merica is a violent nation, and as such we love the game of football, nothing will get a crowd to respond faster with a resounding “ooooh” than a big hit. Even if you hate the 49ers and Ravens, you will probably be hoping for some big collisions during Super Bowl XLVII. However, fear of head injuries has brought the concern of player safety to the forefront of many football related discussions. As a result, rules have been added to the game to protect defenseless players and minimize helmet-to-helmet contact. While many fans complain about referees who throw a flag at a seemingly great hit, I think more should be done to protect players from head injuries. I’ve heard many objections that refs are over-sensitive when it comes to big hits, and players should be allowed to just “play the game.” Also, many excuse the injuries by noting that athletes should know they are at risk of being hurt. This is further justified by noting that a player’s salary makes up for such risks. Yes, people are aware of the violent nature of football, but that doesn’t warrant a lack of effort to prevent a safer game for players. Also, a player’s salary shouldn’t make it more permissible for him to endure injuries. Just because that’s the way it is, and because these guys make a lot of money, it’s no reason to forego their safety. No one wants to end up with permanent brain damage, nor should that risk be excusable for the sake of mere entertainment. In fact, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been linked to certain contact sports such as football. Symptoms can include “a decline of memory and executive functioning, depression, suicidal ideation and/or behavior, and poor impulse control. Disease progression is relatively slow and eventually leads to dementia. In some individuals, CTE may lead to a motor neuron disease, similar to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).” People will also point to the “good ol’ days” of leather helmets and say we’ve already done enough to protect players. Yes, helmet technology has come a long way, but it should continue to improve in the future. While it’s the most important piece of equipment a player wears, the helmet can still only do so much. According to Kevin Guskiewicz, a sports science professor at North Carolina, “helmets certainly help to mitigate forces that are distributed
A defender or blocker is not allowed to hit any of those players in the head or neck area with their helmet, shoulder or forearm.” However, if the player is not defenseless, helmetto-helmet contact isn’t necessarily a penalty. This often leaves the grey area – especially in the case of receivers – of when a player crosses the threshold from being defenseless to not. Defenders certainly want to lay a hit on a receiver right away to disrupt the pass, but if they hit a little high a severe penalty is in order. So should RYAN DUGGAN they wait until the receiver has made a second motion, or just make sure to aim low? by impact to the skull and the inThis area causes much controtracranial cavity and the brain, but versy because sometimes players the brain is still going to move incan’t help helmet-to-helmet contact. side that cranial cavity regardless of whether there’s a helmet on or not.” Even leading with one’s shoulder, the head is only inches behind. AsHowever, improvements in helsume both players crouch down bemets from leather caps to current designs substantially decreased fore contact, the defender’s shoulder potentially fatal head injuries like hits the receivers shoulder and then both heads collide. Though this is a bleeding in the brain, hematomas and skull fractures. Improvements penalty many fans will bemoan, it’s better to be safe. If anything, players should continue to be sought so concussions can be another rarity in will have to develop better timing and make sure to aim low when an football. opponent might be considered deAs of now, helmets can only do fenseless. so much. Therefore, rules and reguRightly so, professional players lations are the next most important thing in regards to addressing the aren’t only penalized on the field for such violations, but are heavily problem of head injuries. fined. Four of the top six fines inGuskiewicz credits “the NFL’s clude: hitting a defenseless player, anti-spearing rules as much as safer impermissible use of the helmet, helmets for reducing football fatalispearing and blindside block. All ties on all levels from 30 to 35 per have a minimum, first-time-offendyear in the mid- to late-1960s to an er fine of $21,000, average of eight and second-time-offrom 2008 to 2010.” ...a player’s fender minimum of However, no $42,000. one really likes new salary Rack up a few rules, especially if of these fines (which they alter the way shouldn’t make it substantially ingames are played. more permissible crease after every There is a delicate infraction) and one balance to maintain for him to endure is looking at a hefty between a games injuries..” sum – even for a milcompetitive integrilionaire. ty and player safety. Is this enough to Now, many argue referees are deter players from committing such too sensitive in regards to roughing the quarterback and hitting de- excruciating hits? Not completely, fenseless players – especially with but it does give them an incentive the helmet-to-helmet contact. But to practice proper tackling during the off-season, which in turn will dewhat are the exact rules? According to Mike Pereira, Vice crease their tendency to make high President of NFL Officiating, a for- hits during games. There will come a point when mer referee and Fox Sports Rules Analyst, “There are nine players enough is enough in regards to safewho qualify as defenseless: A passer ty, but with ex-NFL players still reporting brain problems, we haven’t in the act of passing; a receiver in the act of catching; a kick returner reached that point. A balance needs in the act of catching; a runner on to be made between a sports integrity and player safety. We have yet to the ground after a play; a runner whose forward progress has been find that balance. Ryan Duggan is a senior stopped; a quarterback after a turnEnglish and classical lanover; a kicker during a kickoff; a guages major. Contact him player who is blindside blocked; and at opinion@ a player who is crack-back blocked. dailynebraskan.com
There are going to be injuries in football no matter what preventions are made, so just let them play
ex, drugs and helmet-to-helmet contact. Isn’t that what it seems most college students here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln care for? I by no means condone the first two, but as the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl are the final highlights of the National Football League season right now, it’s necessary to set a few things straight. This season, there has MARC MAREAN been a lot of talk about whether or not the NFL needs to take up new regulations replayer who delivers great hits. garding concussions. With all of Others like Clay Matthews and the equipment and gear players Von Miller are up there as well, already have, there’s no need delivering big hits game after to add more safety equipment game. These instant replay hits to a player ’s gear to ensure an make up the soul of football and already protected body part. it’s been that way ever since the Specifically, helmet-to-helmet birth of the American Football contact plays. League. Everyone loves a good hit. Which leads to me to the For example, the only thing creation of football. Looking worth noting about our embarback at the conception of this rassing performance at the Big beautiful pastime, there were 10 championship game versus guys running around in leather Wisconsin was the Kenny Bell helmets and little to no pads. hit that penalized the terrific Big hits weren’t as obvious as touchdown return. We see these they are today; however, big hits hits all the time. They are the were still present. Though rules bread and butter of the NFL and were in place, football still had will continue to draw a number taken on a rugby personality. of fans to watch. So why are we That mentality of manliness and now trying to regulate a condimight is still present in football tion, such as concussions, that today, and it will never leave. has been rampant throughout Having these big hits and this football its entire wild disposilength of existence? tion is tradiWe don’t First of all, playtion and pride. ers are going to No matter how need to make big hits on many rules and be adding extra people, and it’s inregulations get evitable that the regulations to an put into place, helmet will most players will likely be hitting already regulated find a way to some part of the op- rule.” rock your socks. ponent’s body. If a As interestplayer sees an oping as it sounds portunity to take a to dust off the old leather heltackle, he should take the tackle. mets and shoes, the NFL has adNow, it’s a completely difopted new standards for player ferent ball game if the player is safety. Over time, by allowing intentionally going for the tarthese revised pads and safety get’s head to cause some serious gear, we are allowing players damage. In that case, the player to repeatedly make bigger hits should‘ve already been pulled than their bodies can physically for unsportsmanlike conduct, take. Adding more shoulder not for making a good tackle. pads and other padding, these Most of the time, however, play- tough defensive players are able ers need to step up and make big to make harder hits by relying hits to stop potentially big plays. on the pad’s absorption of force And wow, we appreciate as an advantage. This gives a those players who deliver big team’s defense the ability to lay hits with a strange and intriguout offensive players and deing admiration, don’t we? They stroy them out on the field again are the legends who make the and again. We are without a game. Despite the recent controdoubt, setting the field for these versy, Ray Lewis is still a great types of hits and they should be
expected, with or without fines. Although concussions can be caused by one helmet hitting another helmet, the serious issue comes from the constant falls, tackles, sacks and dives. No matter how many fingers get pointed at helmet-to-helmet contact being the sole suspect of injury to players, any other type of hit or fall contributes to long-term head injuries. Putting a bigger emphasis through fines on stopping helmet-to-helmet contact won’t prevent injuries in the NFL. If you consider NFL players, they are getting paid millions upon millions of dollars to play with the most advanced gear and train with the most effective equipment. Players signed up for this lifestyle when they showed up and signed their contracts, and they should have knowledge of these sorts of injuries. Players have been trained in practice through drills focusing on evasion and tackling to counteract these sorts of hits, specifically offensive players. If players can’t handle the fact that they may get tossed around a little bit, then they shouldn’t have stepped foot on field initially. Like it has been previously mentioned, the NFL has already put into place various rules and regulations about safety equipment. There is no need for any further safety equipment to be pushed on these players. Not only will another piece of padding potentially affect the player ’s agility, but it allows players to even further rely on their equipment to keep them from getting injured, not the knowledge of how to hit someone properly. We don’t need to be adding extra regulations to an already regulated rule. So if a player is hitting helmet-to-helmet to knock someone out, get rid of him. But don’t let his judgment and his dimwittedness add a regulation for all players to increase safety. Football has been full of injuries and big plays ever since its premiere. It’s how the game is played and no changes need to be added to one of America’s favorite sports. Just lay back and anticipate those couch leaping plays come Sunday. And if there aren’t any big hits during the Super Bowl, there’s always the commercials. Marc Marean is a Sophomore Secondary Education Major. Reach him at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com
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Mike Knott, a senior English major, and Justin Fyfe prepare for their February First Friday poetry reading Thursday at SP CE, a downtown studio that allows poets and artists to read and display their latest work. Along with friends Paul Clarke and Kyle Crawford, Fyfe founded SP CE in March 2009.
One’s Own Studio offers space for writers to hone, perform poetry Story by
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hough virtually bare most days, SP CE is filled with words. Started by Paul Clarke, Justin Fyfe and Kyle Crawford, the one-room studio downtown is a place for any and everyone to come read and work on their poetry and writing. “The three of us that started it all really liked poetry and I had a friend that had come back from New Jersey and he really liked my poetry and had a running workshop in New Jersey,” Fyfe said. “He wanted to start one up with me when he got back here, so I got all of my poetry friends together and we started doing this workshop, but first we’d meet in houses, get drunk and read each other ’s poetry.
We wanted a place where we could have people meeting on a regular basis.”
SP CE co-founder But, after we graduated, we wanted more.” Fyfe said finding a location to perform independent poetry readings was difficult at first as more readings in Lincoln were either slam poetry or university-related. “I don’t really remember how we found out about this
Writing Center takes new initiatives Student tutors pursue increased engagement with campus, community emily kuklinski dn The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Writing Center has been editing and revising far more than just papers lately. The campus resource, located on the first floor of Andrews Hall, has been working to redefine the way it functions both for the UNL and the Lincoln community. Of the initiatives the center has been taking, one has been to have its staff attend national writing center conferences. This has been a primary goal of Writing Center head and English professor Frances Condon since she arrived at UNL in 2007. “We go to conferences to share the results of (our writing center ’s) kind of scholarship with other writing center directors and consultants, to get their feedback on our work, and to learn what they are trying,” Condon said. Staff of the center regularly attend four writing conferences each year. While there, a few of UNL’s writing tutors are given the opportunity to give informative presentations to their peers.
place, but we’ve had it for four years almost,” Fyfe said. “We wanted a place where we could have people meeting on a regular basis to keep our writing workshop going, which we do every Saturday.” Everyone who works for SP CE does it out of their love for writing. Each of their workshops is free and everyone pitches in to pay rent for their studio. “It’s not a big deal for us to pay for it,” said Mike Knott, a senior English major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and SP CE contributor. “We’re just there to write poems and talk about them. We’re not a factory. We’re just
poetry: see page 7
Fists and Frags tournament returns to UNL Popular fighter and shooter games draw enthusiasts for deep annual competition nathan sindelar dn
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Tomoko Otake, left, a junior communications major, sought help from Bobbi Olson, a doctoral student in English, at the Writing Center in Andrews Hall on Monday. Eric Holt, a sophomore English and film major, had the opportunity to go to the International Writing Centers Association conference and present with a few other tutors on how
to get creative writers to use the center a resource. “I think it made me a better tutor,” Holt said. “The research for what we did was intense, and the conference itself gave
me a new perspective on writing center studies and how to serve people.” As the years have gone by,
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For the dorm room smack talkers hollering between rounds of “FIFA” and the latest “Call of Duty,” it’s time to see who’s the best button-masher on the block. Together with 70MGame and the Heartland eSports Association, the University of NebraskaLincoln Electronic Gaming Club will hold its second annual “Fists and Frags” tournament this Saturday in the Nebraska Union Heritage Room. Competitions for “Halo 4,” “COD: Black Ops 2,” “Street Fighter 4” and “Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3” will begin at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. Entry for each contest costs $10; first and second place positions take home cash prizes
if you go: Fists and Frags 2
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. where: Nebraska Union, Heritage Room how much : $10 to compete, free for spectators and LAN participation for tournament rules visit:
and per entrant bonuses. Registration opens at 10 a.m. and closes 10 minutes prior to each event’s start time. Fighting games are formatted one on one while the shooters are in mandatory teams of two. “First of all, who doesn’t want to compete and prove themselves, especially against local competi-
Gaming: see page 7
friday, february 1, 2013
‘Movie 43’ defiles cinema with would-be online smut I'LL HAVE WHAT HE'S WATCHING
the bottom of the barrel,” Roger Ebert wrote in his review of 2001’s “Freddy Got Fingered.” “This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. cameron mount This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels.” Two 2013 Oscar nominees are Hopelessly unoriginal movnow starring in a movie that’s being compared to “Citizen ies come out all the time, and critics make their way through Kane.” More specifically, “‘Movie “Epic Movie” variations with a 43’ is the ‘Citizen Kane’ of aw- kind of tired indifference. But it’s rare that a movie surprises ful,” according to former “At the audiences with its awfulness. Movies” host Richard Roeper. Confused? So is everyone Movies like “The Room” and “Troll 2” have become cult faelse. The Farrelly brothers vorites because of the seemingly (“There’s Something About unlikely depths they reach. How Mary,” “Dumb and Dumber) does a movie become so insufamassed a confounding number ferable that it offends the integof stars (Hugh Jackman, Emma rity of barrels? According to producer Stone, Elizabeth Banks, Gerard Butler, Bob Odenkirk, Halle Ber- Charles Wessler, it only takes ry, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, a bit of trickery: Winslet and Uma Thurman, Richard Gere) Jackman filmed their scene alin 12 short storylines of vulgar most four years ago, and this was used to recruit inanity. Critics other actors. As are calling it “a Taking stars accumulated, punishing exera domino effect occise in brain cell ‘Movie curred. annihilation,” The Farrelly’s (Shaun Munro, 43’ at its best, version of their W h a t C u l t u r e ) there could be strategy comes off a “bizarre couas a bit more coerpling of high- some drunken cive. octane talent redeeming value “We wouldn’t with some of let them,” Peter the worst comic found in Jackman Farrelly told New ideas ever imagYork Post in refined” (Cole accidentally erence to the acSmithey, Cap- dipping his tors who wanted sules) and “a to back out of the gaping wound neck-testicles film. “Wait them on the side of into buttler and out. Shoot when cinema.” (Larslapping a baby’s they want to shoot. emy Legel, Film. com). head, but Farrelly Guilt them to death.” Lou LumenIntimidation ick of the New has still made a isn’t anything new York Post goes as horrible mistake.” in Hollywood. Kefar to claim that anu Reeves claims “if you masheda friend forged up the worst Reeves’ signature on a contract parts of the infamous “Howard the Duck,” “Gigli,” “Ishtar” for 2000’s critically-panned “The and every other awful movie Watcher.” Reeves opted to make I’ve seen since I started review- the film rather than suffer a legal ing professionally in 1981, it fight. And in Hollywood’s perhaps wouldn’t begin to approach the sheer soul-sucking badness of most hilariously unfortunate misunderstanding, Bill Murray (Movie 43).” To be fair, the worst of the signed up to voice CGI Garfield because he mistook writer Joel worst movies are a movie critic’s one excuse for unbridled hyper- Cohen (“Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Daddy Day Care”) for the legbole. “This movie doesn’t scrape endary Joel Coen (“Fargo,” “No
Country For Old Men,” “The Big Lebowski”). “I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, ‘Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What the fuck was Coen thinking?’” Murray said of his confusion at the steaming result of the “Garfield” script. “And then they explained it to me: it wasn’t written by that Joel Coen.” Farrelly, who admitted before the film’s release that “it’s going to get about a 6 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes scale,” has now taken to Twitter to defend, evidently, the undeserved discrepancy between that 6 perfect and the 4 percent at which it now sits. “You always complain that Hollywood never gives you new stuff, and then when you get it, you flip out,” he wrote. “Lighten up.” Taking “Movie 43” at its best, there could be some drunken redeeming value found in Jackman accidently dipping his neck-testicles into butter and slapping a baby’s head, but Farrelly has still made a horrible mistake. Famous people doing vulgar things does not make a movie. If a world exists where Chris Pratt appeasing a scatophiliac (exactly what it sounds like) has any value, that world is not the cinema. It’s the Internet. Funny or Die, YouTube and all their incarnations and clones fill every possible purpose of this collection. No longer the field for amateurs only, the Internet is the only place where a dozen extended clips with barely-existent punchlines makes any sort of sense. Movies like “Haunted House” and “Parental Guidance” make their own offensive mistakes, making the “antiOscars” Razzie Awards the hilarious anti-tribute they are. But “Movie 43,” should it be soon forgotten, or marveled at like “The Room,” goes farther than these Razzie-level blunders. It offends the very notion of theaters as a place to represent story, or at least some notion of what movie-going is about. In this changing media culture, “Movie 43” doesn’t just fall flat. It undermines its very medium. Maybe audiences of a decade ago would have been more forgiving, but for 2013, that oversight is as confusing as it is offensive. cameron mount is a senior english education major, reach him at arts@ dailynebraskan.com.
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this week in film At the Ross: “Rust and Bone”
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‘Barbara’ shows softer side of Cold War movies andrew larsen dn
Silence. Eye contact. A longing glance. These nuances don’t typically equal box office success or word of mouth appeal. The German film “Barbara” from director and co-writer Christian Petzold is full of these small, quiet moments that reward the audience’s patience. The story of “Barbara” moves at a glacial pace, but is filled with enough tender, moving scenes to make up for it. Barbara (Nina Hoss) is a beautiful woman fresh out of incarceration and sent to work at a provincial hospital in 1980 East Germany. She made the mistake of filing an “Ausreiseantrag,” expressing her desire to leave the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany. Barbara immediately captures the attention of Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld), the head doctor at the hospital. Much of the early part of the film is an awkward social dance as Andre tries to get closer to the cold, suspicious Barbara. She has a number of reasons to keep her distance from him. Cold War Germany is a time of secrets and paranoia, so the banished Barbara can’t take chances on trusting anyone. Even more complicated, she has a romance with a man back in West Germany who is desperately trying to lead them to a new life in a different place. Despite Barbara’s stiff-arm toward Andre, there’s enough chemistry there to keep the film rolling. Much like legendary Hollywood screen couples of the 1930s and ’40s, Zehrfeld and Hoss burn holes through the screen with their smoldering gazes. Convoluting their relationship even more than their work together and Barbara’s romance with Jorg in West Germany is Andre’s requirement of reporting all of Barbara’s activity to The Stasi. Zehrfeld does a tremendous job of showing his gradual affection for Barbara and personal conflict with following orders. Now, without a working knowledge of German history this could be a tough film to decipher, but Petzold doesn’t spoon-feed us easy information and he doesn’t speed things up to pacify us. He’s content to let things play out as they realistically would, and the film is better for it. Those expecting a taut, Cold War thriller will be sorely mistaken. There are no guns brandished, no blood shed. But the Cold War is still front and center, with the East/
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Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld DIRECTED BY CHRIS PETZOLD STARRING
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Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center West division dominating every relationship. Petzold favors the more intimate, emotional effects the war takes on the people involved rather than the violent, espionage-themed films we’ve seen in the past. He makes it clear with this film that the Cold War affected everyone in Germany, whether you were a spy or just a doctor in love. It dominates Barbara’s personal life, not only with her secret relationship, but also at her home. The Stasi routinely visit her to search her apartment and much more invasively, her body. It also dominates in more subtle ways, like at her first day of work when she sits at a table with one other nurse instead of with the other doctors, afraid to trust anyone. “Barbara” isn’t an easy film to sit through. Petzold gives us long takes filled with expansive monologues and cares more about the look two characters give than any kind of special effect. Once the audience becomes accustomed to his style of storytelling, however, they’ll be compensated with a different type of film experience. “Barbara” will challenge your notions of how a film can be paced and what a romance truly looks like. arts@dailynebraskan. com on twitter @dnartsdesk
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Tomoko Otake, an international student from Japan, came to the Writing Center for help with grammar in her writing. This year, the center is making strides toward an increased Lincoln the writing center has been able to send more and more tutors to present and attend these conferences, which Condon thinks reflects well on the university. “We want to do our part to advance the reputation of UNL for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, for providing extraordinary opportunities for young scholars, and for contributing in meaningful ways to the production of new knowledge in writing studies,” Cordon said. “I think our presence and the work we put out there at these conferences speaks very well for the quality of our staff and the support we provide to UNL writers.” While incorporating the information gained from these behind for family and friends),” conferences, such as material Condon said. “We’d like to work from anti-racism workshops, the with Nebraska high schools to Writing Center wishes to extend build their own writing cenits expertise beyond the walls of ters.” the university to fulfill the landOne the Writing Center ’s grant mission of specific communiUNL. ty efforts has been I just think... “In the futo reach out to ture, perhaps giving back the Clyde Malone with the help Community Cenof a donor, we to the community ter. Tutors volunwould like to and working with teer their time and expand the work assist elementary kids is awesome.” we do to workschool kids with ing with senior their writing projEric Holt citizens to write ects twice each writing center tutor their stories, week. to help those “Being a tutor who are ill with here at the university, I work what’s called ‘palliative narra- with a lot of college students tive’ (telling life stories to leave
courtesy photo | dn and I don’t have that experience of working with kids who are new to writing or giving informative speeches,” Holt said. “I just think the fact of giving back to the community and working with kids is awesome.” Each new chapter the center adds to its mission brings with it more opportunities to offer oneon-one tutoring to those who want it. “We’ve long had a dream of beginning a community Writing Center,” Condon said. “(Our most recent) efforts are the beginning of making that dream come true.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com on twitter @ dnartsdesk
THE TROTSKY(2009) If you don’t think Marxist teen comedies exist, then you haven’t seen “The Trotsky.” The plot centers on Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel), a high school student from Montreal who whole-heartedly believes he is the reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. To fully live up to Trotsky’s vision, Leon begins working at his father ’s clothing factory. After organizing a hunger
strike to unionize the workers, Leon is transferred to public school. There, he finds his true crusade: battling fascism in the form of detention and his Stalin-esque principal, all while following in Trotsky’s footsteps by pursuing a graduate student 9 years older than him for marriage. Jacob Tierney’s “The Trotsky” is charming with just the right amount of political reference to keep the
humor sharp and intellectual. Jay Baruchel puts the movie near greatness with his intense character, seriocomic wit and a certain underdog confidence akin to Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore.” As far as our failed socialist past goes, a revolutionary good time still exists in the high school comedy tab of Netflix. compiled by Madeline christensen - arts@ dailynebraskan.com
gaming: from 5 tion?” said Nathan Foster, junior business marketing major and president of the EGC. Last year the gathering saw about 40 competitors and about 40 spectators, said Scott Barrett, graduate student of neuroscience and behavior and the CEO of Heartland eSports. “The event is designed to cater to everyone ranging from the grizzled veteran at competitive ‘Halo’ to the guy who just wants to play some casual games of ‘Mario Kart’ or ‘Minecraft’ with some new friends,” Barrett said. “It is also a great way to see and play games you may have never tried before.” “Fists and Frags 2” will feature a local area network (LAN) party from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for pick-up games of “League of Legends,” “Starcraft 2,” “Minecraft” or whatever else players might enjoy. The LAN party is free. “We all have our specific game and genre, but, ultimately, we enjoy being around other people who have just as much passion for gaming,” Foster said. “This is just another ‘excuse’ to sit down and game.” Foster places importance on the social aspects of play. “For those not wanting to compete, we want to provide a place for gamers to hang out, meet other gamers, and have fun,” Foster said. “People can bring their own games, own setups or come and watch others play.” While all competitions will be held on the Xbox 360 console, players and spectators alike are encouraged to bring their own systems and TVs. “This means there will be something for just about anyone who loves video games, ranging from high-level competition between some of the best players Nebraska has to offer, to casual multiplayer gaming with other students on the LAN,” Barrett said. At past competitions, sponsored “Call of Duty” and nationally ranked “Street Fighter” players have been highlights, Barrett said. In the past, some rounds featured relaxed “good games” exchanged from opposing teams, and other times … not so much. “When the Omaha ‘Halo’ kids have been down, there is trash talk that would make mothers cry,” Foster said. arts@ dailynebraskan.com on twitter @dnartsdesk
poetry: from 5 The general idea is just to develop something outside of a university setting that involves writers as a community.” Mike Knott
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interested in making art in the community and getting people interested in it.” In addition to their weekly poetry readings and workshops, SP CE has also been involved with Lincoln’s First Fridays. “We also do First Friday poetry readings and we hang up art,” Knott said. “We’ve had some other less multimedia stuff and whatnot, but mainly we just try and set up readings and art for whenever people want to hang it up. We’re trying to move toward that a little bit more.” SP CE has something special planned for February’s First Friday: love poetry. “The first Valentine’s Day after we started, I thought it would be cool, since a lot of people write personal poetry about relationships, if people were comfortable sharing that,” Fyfe said. “I think it’s really encouraging to have people share their personal work. I think that makes your poetry better, so I thought it would be cool to have an open mic just for love poems. It went really well, so we do that every year now.” In addition to their poetry readings, SP CE will also be giving away chapbooks, small booklets comprised of submit-
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Huskers to get first 2 home duals of season Matt Duren DN The Nebraska men’s tennis team will host Illinois State and Oklahoma State this weekend in their first home matches at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers will open on Friday, taking on the Illinois State Redbirds at 5 p.m. and meet the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Sunday at 10 a.m. Nebraska will return home after a defeat at the hands of Louisville 6-1 in the season opener almost three weeks ago. The team has had a long time to practice, and will be ready for the tough weekend of action, senior Eric Sock said. “We have had almost three weeks to prepare for both these teams,” Sock said. “We have been going hard at practice, so hopefully we can bounce back nicely from our last meet.” Nebraska men’s tennis coach Kerry McDermott has been tweaking the doubles lineups over the past few weeks, but he said they will be set this weekend. “We have been practicing a lot, so the team should be looking better,” McDermott said. “We are not sure yet what the combos will be for doubles, but we will know by meet time. But we need to get some wins from our doubles this weekend.” The Huskers were able to show some promise versus Louisville, just not enough to get the win. Three of the team’s singles players took their opponent to a third set. McDermott was quick to note that although getting to that decifile photo by mary-ellen kennedy | dn sive third set is a plus, they have Eric Sock returns with a forehand at the Nebraska Tennis Cento finish. “We have to get tougher in the ter. He and the Huskers will be at home for a pair of duals this third set,” McDermott said. “We weekend. kept it close, but in the end, we have to come out of that third set Sock also noted that playing at comes in with a 2-2 record and with a win.” home will be advantageous. full of confidence after defeating Illinois State will test Nebras“It is going to be really nice Western Kentucky Sunday 7-0. ka with a good singles lineup. playing at home,” Sock said. “At The Cowboys, The Redbirds, some away meets the crowd can coached by Jay Udcoached by Chris We have had wadia, are looking get pretty hostile. In the end, we James, won all six have to come out and play well finish with their singles matches almost three to though.” first winning seain their last meet McDermott also wants his son since 2009. over Loyola Mary- weeks to preapre team to realize the difference beThe Huskers mount. So far this for these teams.” tween playing indoor and outwill have their season Illinois door meets. hands full this State is 2-0. Eric Sock “I think our guys need to unweekend in both “They are tennis player derstand there is a pretty big difsingles and doua pretty strong ference,” McDermott said. “We bles. Sock noted team,” McDermott need to start dictating points that the Huskers said. “They are from the opening serve, and put have to keep improving against a good Missouri Valley Conferthem on the defense as quickly as good teams early in the season. ence team. They fight hard, have possible. I hope to see a lot of that “It is really early in the seagood discipline and we are going son,” Sock said. “So far, I like the this weekend.” to need to come out strong this sports@ potential of this team. I think we weekend.” dailynebraskan.com are capable of being pretty good.” Meanwhile, Oklahoma State
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Veronica Grizzle grimaces before she lets go of the shot put. Grizzle said she wants to hit 50 feet at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Friday.
Nebraska to host 39-team Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Jacy Lewis dn The Huskers return home this weekend for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. The meet will start on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center and will continue on Saturday at 10 a.m. Twenty-four Division I teams will be competing during the weekend and 39 teams total will be competing. Fellow Big Ten teams are Illinois and Wisconsin. Former Big 12 opponents consist of Missouri, No. 18 Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas State. Last year’s NCAA indoor and outdoor champion No. 7 Florida will be competing as well. High jumper James White will not be competing at the meet, but his old team, Iowa Central Community College, will be. The invitational is named in honor of NU’s former head coach Frank Sevigne. He lost his fight with cancer on Jan. 29, 1985. During his time at NU he coached 42 All-Americans, 11 national champions and 103 individual conference champions. The Husker men’s 4x400 will have a chance to compete against Florida’s 4x400 team again after the team met in the Razorback Invitational. Florida’s Hugh Graham, Jr., Dedric Dukes, Leonardo
Seymore and Arman Hall hold the leading time in the 4x400 relay in the nation. The Florida women’s 4x400 meter relay team, Lanie Whittaker, Destinee Guase, Kyra Jefferson and Ebony Eutsey, also have the leading time in the nation. Baylor will be splitting their team between the Husker Invitational and Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational. The University of Central Florida has 60 meter sprinter, Octavious Freeman, looking to keep her tied first rank in the nation. Aurieyall Scoot is a double threat for UFC, running both the 60 meters and 200 meters, an event in which she placed fourth in the nation. Kansas brings a strong men’s pole vaulting team led by Kyle Wait who is currently ranked No. 8 in the nation. Kansas State also brings a young distance team. Husker Veronica Grizzle, who placed eighth in the weight throw, looks to improve her mark at the meet. “For the shot put I really need to do at least hit 50 feet,” Grizzle said. “That’s just a beginning mark for me because I haven’t hit it yet this year.” Janis Leitis will be competing in long jump to keep his third place standing in the nation. Fellow jumpers Patrick Raedler and Nakita Pankins will be competing as well. On the women’s
side, Mara Griva will be going up against some tough opponents. High jumpers Jilanna Scanlan and Marusa Cernjul will be competing. Mara Weekes finished seventh last weekend in the women’s 200 meters. On the men’s side Dexter McKenzie placed sixth. Oladapo Akinmoladun and Miles Ukaoma are both comepting in the men’s 20 meter hurdles. Jelena Andjelkovic, Shawnice Williams and Morgan Woitzel will be competing in the 800 meters. Trevor Vidlak looks to win his second event title in a row in the men’s 3,000 meter run. On the women’s side, Jessica Furlan will be competing in the 3,000 meters invitational. The Husker women’s team hopes to redeem themselves from their performance at the Razorback Invitational. Being back at the Devaney Center will give the Huskers a home field advantage. As the competition has been getting tougher the Huskers have been stepping up their training. Head coach Pepin is optimistic about the meet. “We want to stay healthy and continue to try to get better,” Pepin said. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Bowlers back in action after win at Winter Invitational Josh Kelly DN
September where she broke her elbow. She has gradually been getting better since and is still competing during her senior This week the No. 6 Huskers are coming off their first champion- year, still setting high expectations for herself and her teamship win from last weekend’s Winter Invitational. Nebraska mates. She began bowling again two weeks after her accident. came back from a deficit in the “My arm is championship game straightened up, to defeat Central but it’s still hard Missouri. Nebraska to bend,” she said. coach Bill Straub “It’s a different feel intends to keep that when I bowl now. I streak going this used to hyperextend weekend in Arlingmy arm, and I can’t ton, Texas, at the now,” she said. “As Prairie View A&M time progresses I get Invite. better and better. I’ve “A lot of successbeen stretching more ful teams are comoften. I’m used to it peting this weeknow.” mickelson end,” Straub said. Before her injury “Hopefully players she had plenty of acshow parallels from last weekend. With bowling it’s complishments to be proud of – including NCAA championall offense.” ship all-tournament honors in Last weekend in Jonesboro, both 2011 and 2012, and she is Ark., the Huskers competed also a four-time academic Allin the Winter Invitational. It started out with a loss to Cen- American. With one of Nebraska’s top tral Missouri, but after that, bowlers rehabilitating throughthe Huskers rallied to defeat out the season while still comVanderbilt 4-1 then went on to face No. 1 Central Missouri in peting, others on the team had to step up. Notable bowlers that the championstepped up durship. Central ing Mickelson’s Missouri only We’re all injury were sophoneeded to win pumped mores Liz Kuhlkin, one game to Andrea Ruiz and take home the to win another freshman AlexanWinter Invitadra Mosquera. tional, but the tournament.” “Liz helped Huskers rallead the team when Kristi Mickelson lied to win four nebraska bowler I was injured. games in a row Everyone’s been to defeat the great,” Mickelson No. 1 team in the country – something senior said. “Team is full of all kinds of talent. We have both Alexandra bowler Kristi Mickelson was and Andrea who represent their thrilled about. “Coming back was so hard country of Colombia.” Mickelson’s ultimate goal last weekend,” she said. “After for her senior season is to bring that it’s hard to think of a bigger a national championship back to challenge than that.” Lincoln. This weekend’s pool of “We’re all pumped to win teams includes No. 1 Central another tournament,” she said. Missouri (41-5), No. 7 Arkansas “We’re blessed with the girls State (24-13), No. 15 Valparaiso that we have. We have more (20-27) and No. 2 Maryland than enough talent to conquer Eastern Shore (30-3) who are the the tournament this weekend. defending national champions. The lane conditions this weekPlay begins Friday at 1 p.m. and end are very familiar for us and the competition is heavy, but it that makes things even more doesn’t faze Mickelson. comfortable for us.” Before this season started sports@ the bowler from Bellevue, Neb., dailynebraskan.com was in a car accident in early
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The Husker volleyball team hosts a game this season at the NU Coliseum. Friday’s dual will be the last event to take place at the historic Nebraska venue before Husker sports move to the Bob Devaney Sports Center and Pinnacle Bank Arena. to forget about the things that we did, but we also don’t want to dwell on it. We want to push forward.” Kiley and fellow seniors Josh Ihnen (184 pounds), Tyler Koehn (174) and Ross Grande (165) will take in the last home meet of their Nebraska careers. “Unfortunately, you have to have a last dual at some point,” Kiley said, “but I’m actually looking forward to it – competing in front of the crowd one more time. It’ll be fun.” Grande will not be in the starting lineup, but he will have a role in Friday’s dual. He will act as a host for Tennessee middle schooler Jared Stevens – a 13-year-old
It’s been a great venue. I know, for volleyball, and it’s been great for us since we’ve been in there.”
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who has cerebral palsy and wrestled a match in December – and his family. Stevens and former Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne will be guest coaches for the Huskers Friday night. Jordan Burroughs, a former NU wrestler and a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, is also set to be honored during the dual. “Kind of a big night for Nebraska Wrestling,” Manning said.
On top of it all, the meet also represents the last Nebraska athletic event to take place inside the NU Coliseum. Like the volleyball team that has also called the building home, the wrestling team is moving duals to the Bob Devaney Sports Center next season. “It’s been a great venue, I know, for volleyball, and it’s been great for us since we’ve been in
there,” Manning said, “but there’s always time for change.” Kiley’s favorite moment in the Coliseum came in last season’s home dual against the Nittany Lions, when he earned a reversal in the last 10 seconds of the dual to beat Penn State’s Frank Martellotti. In his final home match, Kiley said he wants to send the Coliseum out with a win. “We’re going to try to end on a good note,” he said. “Give the fans something to cheer about and just make it a great last dual to kind of end the legacy.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
women’s bball: from 1 turning to her home state. She notched nine points, six rebounds and five assists. “Rachel played huge,” Yori said. “Her awareness is very good. She sees things happening, and not
just on the offensive end, but the defensive end too. She’s going to be a really good defender for us.” With the win, Nebraska is now in a five-way tie for third place in the conference with Michigan
State, Michigan, Iowa and Illinois. Each of the schools have 5-3 records in Big Ten play. “We’ve won three in a row, and we’re starting to do some things right,” Yori said. “It sounds cliche
but we gotta just keep plugging away. We’ve got a long ways to go, and we gotta take it one game at a time.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Spring game tickets to go on sale Feb. 6 staff report dn
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The 2013 Husker football spring game will be held April 6th but the time is now to secure tickets to the event. The Nebraska Athletic Department announced Thursday that tickets will go on sale Wednesday to the general public for $10 per seat. All seating will be available with the exception of the new seats in East Stadium and youth – eighth grade or younger – can get into the game free if they participate in the drug free pledge at halftime. Student tickets are free, but to get in to the game, tickets must be reserved before the game. Students can log on to Huskers.com and secure their ticket online beginning on Wednesday as well. The Athletic Department also announced season ticket prices on Thursday. The prices remain the same for the general public as well as faculty, staff and students.
what: 2013 Husker Spring Game when: April 6th how much: Free for students, $10 for general public what: 2013 Husker Football Season how much: $23 per game for students, $53 per game for faculty/staff, $56 per game public season ticket hodlers
Public season ticket holders pay $56 per ticket and faculty and staff pay $53 per game. Student tickets are $23 per game. There are eight home football games in 2013. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Swimmers head to Northwestern the 200-yard and 400-yard relay races. Weech was on the relay team that placed first in the 200yard medley relay finishing with a time of 1:41.63. Collura won the sprint freestyle races entering in a time 23.41 seconds in the 50yard freestyle and a time of 51.03 Josh Kelly seconds in the 100-yard freestyle. dn She was also on the medley relay along with Martin and Weech. For the final weekend of the reguNebraska has also benefited lar season, the Nebraska swimfrom a few standout divers this ming and diving team (11-1) will season. Seniors Amy Herman, be competing at the Norris AquatKailey Harmon and freshman ics Center in Evanston, Ill. at the Nicole Schwery dominated the Northwestern Invitational this Illini last weekend. weekend starting FriHerman placed first in day at 5 p.m. This will the one-meter dive and be the last invite bethe three-meter dive, fore they will go onto Schwery and Harmon the Big Ten Champicame in second and onships in Minneapothird in both diving lis, Minn., at the end events respectively. of February. After earlier sucTeams competing cess against Norththis weekend are Newestern and Iowa, braska, Northwestern, Nebraska’s biggest Iowa and No. 21 Ohio hurdle might be Ohio State – Big Ten conferState. A big part of the pons ence foes that are very Buckeye team is junior familiar. Nebraska Alex Norris. Norris came in second at the qualified for her secHawkeye Invitational, an invite ond-consecutive NCAA champithat consisted of No. 16 Michionship in 2012. She also competed gan, Northwestern, and Iowa. at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials in The only team that finished with the 200-yard and 400-yard freemore points than Nebraska that style races. weekend was Michigan, who will After this weekend’s invitanot be competing in Evanston this tional Nebraska will weekend. have three weeks to The only loss that prepare for the Big the Nebraska swimTen Championships mers have suffered in Minneapolis startthis season came on ing Feb. 20; they’ll senior day against compete against teams San Diego State. The they have exceled Huskers are coming against recently. The off a win against Ilchampionships should linois where they prove to have heavy defeated their confercompetition with sevence opponent 194en Top 25 teams com106. peting in the tournacollura Swimmers Hayley ment. Those teams are Martin, Ariel Weech, No. 13 Indiana, No. 16 Bailey Pons and freshMichigan and Minneman Taryn Collura stand out as sota (tied), No. 19 Wisconsin, No. strong performers in in Big Ten 21 Ohio State, No. 24 Penn State competition. Last weekend Marand No. 25 Purdue. tin placed first in 200-yard freesports@ style while also contributing in dailynebraskan.com
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NU set to begin homestand Four of Nebraska’s next five gymnastics meets are at Bob Devany Sports Center Matt Duren dn The No. 7 Nebraska women’s gymnastics team returns home this weekend to host the No. 19 ranked Illinois Fighting Illini at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Friday at 6 p.m. Fresh off a road win versus then 19th-ranked Ohio State, Nebraska will look to keep the momentum going Friday. Nebraska coach Dan Kendig said, although it was good to win those two meets, the team is still in need of improvement. “We can’t get caught up in the momentum part of it,” Kendig said. “Everyone on the team knows there is still room for improvement. We hope that that can carry over into each meet, but there are still things we can improve on.” After the close win over Ohio State, Kendig said the week of practice went very well. “We are making improvements, and I think we are at a better place going into this meet than the last one,” Kendig said. Starting Friday, the Huskers will be at home for four of the next five meets. “It will be nice to return home for the next couple of weeks,” Kendig said. “Traveling takes a little bit out of you, but in the end, we have to take it one meet at a time and perform well.” Senior Brittany Skinner also said it will be nice to come back home and have the home crowd behind her. “It will be a lot nicer with the whole crowd cheering for us,” Skinner said. “Everyone will have our back, but we have to
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Brittany Skinner performs her balance beam routine at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. She is happy to be headed back home after going on the road early in the season. perform well.” Skinner will be performing in only her second meet of the season due to injury.
“It is awesome to get back out there again,” Skinner said. “I was waiting a long time, but it is nice to be healthy and perform-
ing.” Kendig said Skinner was bothered by a leg injury and the team has been looking out for her long term during the season. “We were just trying to look out for her health,” Kendig said. “She has very good aggressiveness and an edge to her that we like. She is healthy now for us, and on Friday she will be competing in three events.” Beam, which was key in the win at Ohio State, will continue to get better, Kendig said. “Coach Brink has done a great job getting these girls ready each and every meet,” Kendig said. “Last week was great in that we had to perform well in beam to win, and we did that. So our confidence is definitely up in that.” Skinner pointed out that the Huskers must keep their guard up however. “Last week we kind of let our guard down,” Skinner said. “Just because a team is ranked lower than us though, doesn’t mean we will win. We have to earn it and keep improving our scores.” Illinois will be ready for action come Friday night. The Fighting Illini are coming off their best performance of the year. The Illini, with a record of 2-3 (1-1 Big Ten), traveled to East Lansing, Mich. last weekend to take on Michigan State, and posted a season best 196.125. Illinois will test Nebraska on beam, where they hold a ranking of No. 11 nationally in the event with an average of 48.858. The Illini are also led by senior and returning All-American Alina Weinstein, who is currently tied for 15th nationally in the all-around (39.30). Nebraska will start the evening on Vault, move to Uneven Bars, rotate to the Balance Beam and end the meet with Floor Exercise. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Huskers heal up in time for meet Nebraska gets key team members back in time for matchup against Minnesota Eric Bertrand DN The Husker men are coming off of injuries just in time for a matchup with Minnesota Saturday. The team has nothing but respect for the Gophers, junior co-captain Eric Schryver said. Minnesota scored a 430.6 over No. 12 Air Force on Saturday. The Husker ’s highest score this season was 423.3. “We are going to approach this match the same as any other,” Schryver said. “We won’t pay attention to them and focus on us.” The Huskers will have a short week this week, since they competed against Illinois-Chicago last Sunday. The Huskers posted high scores in every event against UIC. Junior Wyatt Aycock had a strong outing, particularly on the pommel horse and vault. Schryver ’s routine on the high bar stunned the crowd in the Bob Devaney Sports Center as well, earning a 14.30, and junior C.J. Schaaf posted an all-around score of 81.50. Nebraska will try to bring their act on the road this week. “If we can just perform like we did at home, then we should do very well against Minnesota,” Nebraska coach Chuck Chmelka said. Chmelka has the mindset that if something isn’t broken, then don’t mess with it, but what doesn’t work needs to be changed. The coach said routines that didn’t work last match will be adjusted. According to Chmelka, the Huskers will feature some changes to their line-ups for the second straight match. Some of those changes include using sophomore Louis Klein on the floor and vaulting events, and putting sophomore Robbie Kocks on rings. The Huskers have been careful with injuries to sophomores Josh Ungar and Kocks, Chmelka said. Ungar had success last week competing in vault and high bar,
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Nebraska gymnast Wyatt Aycock sticks a routine at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. He and the rest of the Nebraska athletes take on Minnesota this weekend.
posting scores of 14.85 and 14.15, respectively. “We kept Robbie out last week, so we could have him for this match,” Chmelka said. “We need everyone healthy to be successful.” Junior co-captain Mark Ringle is another player starting to recover from his injuries, and he had a strong performance on the high bar last week, earning a
score of 14.10. “I’m finally starting to get better, and I’m just trying to improve my execution on events,” Ringle said. Chmelka said the goal of this match, and every competition, is for the Huskers to have an 80% hit percentage on their routines. “If we can accomplish that goal every meet, then we will be able to compete against anyone,”
the coach said. In past years, the Huskers have finished right behind Minnesota, and so they will have a chip on their shoulder against the Gophers, Ringle said. “Personally, I really want to beat Minnesota,” he said. “I think we are a better than them, and I feel that we can beat them.” sports@ Dailynebraskan.com
guard since Tyron Lue’s 30 points ten years earlier. “(Gallegos played) probably the best I have seen him,” Miles said. “He is tough off screens and has a great shot.” The second key is the Husk-
er’s play on Saturdays. Thus far this season, the Huskers have won four out of their last six matches on Saturday, including 60 point performances in their last three. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Husker tennis player Mary Weatherholt reaches to return a volley at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers go on the road for the first time this season when they head to Ohio State Saturday. the Huskers will be riding off of momentum gained after winning the ITA Kickoff. For the first time in NU history, the women’s tennis team will be competing in the Sweet Sixteen, an event that brings the nation’s best tennis teams together to compete. This event is based off of last year’s season ending record. The Huskers were ranked No. 16
at the end of their 2012 season. To make things even better, Nebraska was selected to host the event at the Nebraska Tennis Center. This weekend is a chance for the Huskers to continue in their success and make an opening statement in the Big Ten. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
has to give. And with Nebraska’s next opponent being No. 11 Ohio State, the team knows it won’t be an easy task to continue its pattern with a win against the ranked team Saturday. The Buckeyes (16-4, 6-2) come into Lincoln having won five out of their last six games, including a 70-44 pounding against Nebraska, Jan. 2. Junior forward Deshaun Thomas has led the team so far, averaging 20.3 points a game for his team. “I think his growth would rank at the top,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. “Evan Turner grew a lot as well in his career,
and it’s always great to see them turn into men.” Although its last road match was far from dazzling, the Huskers do have a few positive signs on their side when they come back to the Bob Devaney Sports Center this weekend. The last time Nebraska played at the Devaney Center they sent the Sea of Red home satisfied with a 64-49 victory over Northwestern last Saturday. Getting a win starts with Gallegos shooting. The senior’s performance against Minnesota was the most by a Husker since Aleks Maric matched the display in 2008, and the most by an NU
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n Friday night, the Nebraska wrestling team will say goodbye to the NU Coliseum, honor an Olympic champion and host a pair of honorary coaches. And, oh, yeah … the No. 13 Huskers also host Michigan State in their last home dual of the season. “A lot going on,” NU coach Mark Manning said. Nebraska enters the dual 9-4 following a loss at Penn State Sunday and will look for a victory to get back above .500 in conference competition. While the Huskers have four ranked wrestlers in their lineup – including No. 3 Robert Kokesh, who is riding a 21-match winning streak – Michigan State has only one ranked grappler: No. 7 heavyweight Michael McClure. The Spartans come to Lincoln with a record of 4-9 and without any victories against Big Ten foes – and Manning’s squad doesn’t intend to be MSU’s first victim. “It’s a weekend to improve and get better and get the taste out of our mouth from last weekend,” Manning said. “We’ve got to be ready for these guys.” In order to bounce back, Nebraska 141-pounder Ridge Kiley said he and his teammates have to treat the Michigan State dual no differently than the trip to No. 1 Penn State. “We’re going to continue to work hard and correct the mistakes that we made during the dual,” Kiley said. “We don’t want
Robert Kokesh sizes up his opponent at the NU Coliseum. He and rest of the Husker wrestlers will send off the historic Nebraska venue with a dual against Michigan State.
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Yori earns 400th all-time win In her 23rd year at Nebraska, Yori becomes first coach to reach milestone Chris Heady dn Nebraska’s winningest basketball coach added another mark to her already impressive resume last night in Columbus, Ohio. Coach Connie Yori notched her 400th win as the Huskers won their third straight game 62-53 over Ohio State. Jordan Hooper led the way with 28 points, 7 rebounds and two assists. Senior Lindsey Moore controlled the game as well with 11 points, 6 assists and only two turnovers. “Very important game for us, very big win,” Yori said after the game. The coach, who is in her 23rd year as head coach, was unaware of the 400-win milestone until the postgame interview. The Buckeyes shocked Nebraska when they started the game out in a zone, something Yori said they had never done prior to this game. But the change-up didn’t seem to faze Nebraska, as the first half began with back-toback three-pointers by Hooper and Rachel Theriot to give Nebraska a 6-0 lead, which turned into a 11-4 lead before the first TV timeout. Ohio State came roaring back, stifling Nebraska’s offense with their zone, and cut the lead to 20-19. Then the Huskers finished the half on a 14-5 run, 10 of those points coming from Hooper, who finished the half with 16. Moore scored just three points, but had five assists and zero turnovers in the first half, as the Huskers went into the half up 3424. Tayler Hill and Ashley Adams combined for 20 of the Buckeyes 24 points, Hill with 12 and Adams with eight.
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Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles stares down an official after a contested call. The Huskers take on Ohio State this Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
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Husker coach Connie Yori argues a call in a recent game. The coach, who picked up win No. 400 on Thursday, didn’t know she was closing in on the milestone until the postgame press conference.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Points Rebounds Assists
Hooper 28 Hooper 7 Moore, Theriot 6
Hill 22 Adams 10 Hill 6
The second half went back and forth until Hooper rattled off 10 straight points, boosting the Husker lead to 13. Hill, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, finished with 22 points, five rebounds and six assists, but was 0-5 from three-point-range.
Adams added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Buckeyes fell to 11-10 on the year, 1-7 in the Big Ten – a large decline from their 25 win season just a year ago. Nebraska (15-6, 5-3) came into the game off of a bye on Sunday,
and their fresh legs showed. “I don’t think I moved on Sunday,” sophomore forward Hailie Sample said in a press conference Wednesday. But the Husker offense was moving Thursday night, notching three players over ten points. For Hooper, who had five three-pointers, it was her second straight game scoring over 20 points. “Our kids do a good job of finding Jordan (when she’s open),” Yori said. “You gotta make shots in this league and she made some pretty big shots. Therio, a Cleveland native, played big in her first game re-
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Tennis players hit the road after victory staff report dn The Nebraska women’s tennis team will start their journey competing against Big Ten opponents as they go on the road to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend. The
Huskers will face the Buckeyes at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center. The Huskers have been competing against teams outside of the Big Ten up until this weekend. “We’re excited to begin con-
ference play,” senior Mary Weatherholt said. The Huskers are undefeated after four dual matches. The Ohio State Buckeyes also have a 4-0 record. Someone’s winning streak will have to be broken this weekend, and the Huskers
don’t plan on losing. “We’re looking forward to it. All Big Ten teams are tough … and we have to be ready to play,” Weatherholt said. Aside from a perfect record,
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Ohio State up next for Miles squad NU to take on Buckeyes after 19-point loss to Minnesota
six from downtown were also career-bests. However, the milestones came all for not, as the Gophers shot 54.2 percent from the floor en route to an 84-65 win over Nebraska. The loss in Minneapolis continued an up and down trend Nedu Izu that’s plagued Nebraska for a Dn couple weeks now. Since Jan. 16, the Huskers have alternated Ray Gallegos trotted onto the wins and losses, with the latWilliams Arena court not knowest loss coming in the form of a ing he’d leave playing the best 19-point beat down. game of his collegiate career. The Gophers ability to outThe Nebraska junior guard rebound the Huskers 36-19 began Tuesday night’s matchup played a major role in Nebrasagainst Minnesota nailing 20 ka’s seventh loss in the Big Ten points in the first Conference, achalf. Gallegos’ cording to Miles. Ray was 4-for-6 show“We got beat ing from 3-point phenominal on rebounding, land assisted his and off screens,” team to a 63.6 in every facet of he said. “(Minpercent field goal the game.” nesota) got anypercentage going thing they wantinto halftime. ed in the paint. Tim Miles The Salt Lake men’s basketball coach When you look at City native was it that is a mentalelectric. readiness thing. It “Ray (Galwas disappointing.” legos) was phenomenal in evThe inconsistency only highery facet of the game,” Husker lights the reason for Nebraska’s coach Tim Miles said. “There 11-11 overall record, and its was nobody to pick him up.” dismal 2-7 Big Ten Conference Gallegos would nail 10 more record. At some point for Miles baskets in the second half to finand his 16 players, something ish with a career-high 30 points. His 12 total field goal shots and
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