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Inside Coverage

Lieding entertainment

Dining utopia

A&E compiles must-see Lied Center shows

Numerous sub shops too good to be true


Nebraska drops third straight


Huskers hang with the top 5 Wolverines for 30 minutes, but eventually Michigan’s athleticism and home court advantage take over late in the game


he first day of the 103rd session of Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was filled with new faces and appointments. Ten new senators from across the state were sworn in Wednesday morning. Sen. Greg Adams of York was elected as the next speaker of the Legislature. Adams ran unopposed and replaced former Sen. Mike Flood. Flood, who could not run again because of term limits, announced in December that he would be leaving politics because his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I am humbled by the responsibility of this,” Adams said. The Unicameral also saw the return of Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha. Chambers, who has served nearly 40 years in the Legislature, could not run in the 2008 election because of term limits. He defeated Brenda Council in the 2012 election. With a new speaker, the Legislature voted in the committee chairs for the next session. Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha was voted in as the Appropriations Committee chairman, replacing Sen. Lavon Heidemann of Elk Creek, who was elected to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Also, Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln was re-elected chair of the Urban Affairs Committee. “I am honored to continue serving as the chair of Urban Affairs Committee for my last two years in the Unicameral,” McGill posted on Twitter after her election. Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln said a number of heated debates will occur in the legislative session. First, they will have to tackle the budget for the next two years. Nebraska is facing a projected $194 million two-year budget shortfall. Unlike other states, Nebraska is required to balance its budget by the Nebraska State Constitution. Avery also said there will be a debate over how Nebraska alters its Medicare program to deal with the changes in the Affordable Care Act. He said it will be difficult for the Legislature to compromise with Gov. Dave Heineman, who opposes any expansion to Medicare. But Avery said he thinks there will be enough support in the Unicameral for the expansion. “(Heineman) is very, very

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committee chairs Agriculture: Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala Appropriations: Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha Banking, Commerce and Insurance: Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island Business and Labor: Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha Education: Sen. Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids General Affairs: Sen. Russ Karpisek of Wilber Government Military and Veterans Affairs: Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln Health and Human Services: Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln Judiciary: Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha Natural Resources: Sen. Tom Carlson of Holdrege Nebraska Retirement Systems: Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha Revenue: Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney Transportation and Telecommunication: Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullerton Urban Affairs: Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln

Source: the Lincoln Journal Star

Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha is joined by other members of the legislature as they are sworn in during the first day of the 103rd Legislature Wednesday.


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nEBRASKA lEGISLATURE BEGINS 103RD SESSION story by daniel wheaton photos by matt masin


Drought won’t affect meal plan cost heather haskins dn Beef lovers may find their wallets a little lighter in 2013. Because of the recent drought, beef prices are set to increase. But despite these rising costs, Dining Services says student meal plan prices will not go up for the spring semester. Director of Dining Services Ron Burke said UNL has been working with Cash-Wa Distributing, a food distributor in Kearney, to maintain a stable price for ground beef. “It hasn’t as of yet gotten out of hand,” Burke said. “The decline in the demand for beef might be holding the price.” According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food prices in general will increase by 3 to 4 percent, but beef prices could rise even higher. Burke said UNL will not serve fewer beef products right now, but a decrease in offerings could be possible in the future. “It could be worst-case scenario that instead of roast beef, there could be pork roast or chicken,” Burke said. When beef costs are up, chicken is a better alternative, Burke said. “It is a three-year process to have a (cow) become a tasty selection,” he


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Michael Fischer eats chicken wings at the Watering Hole downtown. While the recent drought is causing increases in beef prices, chicken is said to be a cheaper alternative. said. “It is seven weeks for a chicken.” He said student meal plan prices will rise in 2014, but the rise is due to yearly cost increases and not because of the increasing price of beef. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center in the School of Natural Resources,

said hay prices have soared to record levels of more than $200 a ton. A decrease in corn production because of the drought is to blame, he said. “Ranchers are making some tough decisions about the number of animals they can sustain,” Fuchs said. “In the long term, not only are we

going to see an increase in prices in goods associated with grains but with meats as well.” And, even though precipitation patterns are slowly returning to normal, the problem is far from over. “The way we study and characterize droughts is that it is a slow to develop and slow to recover type of phenomenon,” Fuchs said. “We are probably going to be discussing this drought into 2013.” But there are alternative methods farmers can use to cope with the corn shortage. One simple solution is feeding cattle less corn. “In terms of the beef industry for the last several years … there is a lot greater use of distillers grains, and other ethanol byproducts, in lieu of just straight corn,” said Bryan Reiling, an associate professor of animal science. Reiling said the beef industry is not benefitting from the raising costs of beef. “The industry itself probably doesn’t want consumer prices to go up,” he said. “People are potentially going to look at alternative protein sources. (Beef producers) are not going to make more money because of retail prices.” news@

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The legislative chamber inside the Nebraska State Capitol was filled with family and friends as the 103rd session began Wednesday. Senators brought spouses and children to the floor as they were sworn in. Later, senators got to work appointing committees chairs.

UNL considers free online classes Cristina Woodworth DN A new type of online university course is allowing millions of people around the world to take college-level classes for free from schools like Harvard University and MIT, and these courses may one day come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are typically noncredit classes offered for free online. MOOCs are aimed at largescale participation and easy access via the Internet, with some of the courses boasting enrollment numbers in the thousands. Several web-based companies, such as Coursera, edX and Udacity, currently offer MOOCs through partnerships with various universities. Classes in subjects from computer science to engineering to social sciences can be found on these sites, with some companies also offering to sign certificates of completion for finishing a course. UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman addressed the issue of MOOCs in his state of the university address

in fall 2012. “(MOOCs) are attracting a wide range of speculation about their impact on the future of higher education,” Perlman said during his Sept. 11 speech. “As they evolve, they may be a threat to traditional higher education or they may create opportunities.” Perlman designated a small group of faculty, led by computer science and engineering department chairman Steve Goddard, to look into the potential of offering MOOCs at UNL. Among other Big Ten schools, Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have all partnered with Coursera to begin offering MOOCs. Goddard said the main problem that comes with MOOCs is the cost. “It costs a lot to produce a MOOC,” Goddard said. “As a state university we owe it to the citizens of Nebraska and the students who pay tuition to be good stewards of the resources they provide. Thus,

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On campus what: “John Dee and the Role of Magic at the Court of Elizabeth I” lecture by Glyn Parry of Northumbria University where: Andrews Hall when: 5 p.m. more information: Hosted by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

In Lincoln what:

Wachiska Audubon

Program, a presentation on the Sandhill cranes and Platte River where: Union College Administration Building, Room 3, 3800 S. 48th St. when: 7 p.m. more information: Event is free. Refreshments will be served.

Lincoln Recycling and Solid Waste Operations will be collecting Christmas trees to be ground and recycled as mulch through Jan. 13. The drop-off points for trees include Ballard Park, Hofeling Enterprises, Holmes Lake Park, Oak Lake Park, Tierra Park, University Place Park and Woods Park. The mulch is available for free on a first-come, first-served basis at Hofeling Enterprises from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on weekdays.

going green

Don’t let flu, cold season get the best of you Health center staff provide tips on combating worst flu season in years


Karaoke with Dallas where: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 1442 O St. when: 9 p.m. more information: Margaritas are half-price.

moocs: from 1 UNL must carefully consider whether the benefits of producing and delivering a MOOC outweigh the costs.” MOOC participants generally have access to online lectures and other course material, but there are limitations to the resources they receive. Typically, MOOC users’ quizzes and assignments are graded either by a software program or by other MOOC participants. Some instructors offer proctored final exams for MOOC users to officially complete an online course. There are also courses that have MOOC-specific online forums and study groups that allow MOOC users to have more social interaction with one another. Goddard said offering MOOCs comes with other considerations, too. “Even if a university does not deliver a MOOC, each university probably should decide whether or not some sort of course credit is given to a student that completes a MOOC from somewhere else,” Goddard said. Antioch University in Los Angeles was the first university to begin offering college credit for MOOCs through Coursera, with several other colleges deliberating over whether or not to do the same. Mark Askren, chief information officer at UNL and part of the MOOCs discussion team, said the timeline for if, and when, MOOCs will be offered at UNL is still unknown. “To my knowledge it is undetermined at this point whether there will be MOOCs offered at UNL or what the timing will be,” he said. “We do know from our discussions and conversations with peers that it takes considerable resources to develop quality MOOC courses.” Askren said that if UNL were to offer such courses, they would be in areas where the university has a strong reputation but said the specifics have yet to be determined. Goddard said there are several possible reasons for why MOOCs have gained popularity so rapidly. “I suspect some of the appeal is the novelty of taking a course with tens of thousands of other people,” he said. “For others, it might be a chance to say they took a course from a particular university at no cost.” news@

photos by nickolai hammar

kelli rollin dn This year’s cold and flu season is one of the worst the United States has seen in nearly a decade. According to the Weather Channel, this season is striking earlier and harder than any since the 20032004 season, which was one of the most lethal in the past 35 years. And just this week, Lancaster County had two influenza-related deaths – both individuals hadn’t taken the flu shot. To beat this cold and flu season, experts say students have got to be conscientious – and maybe a

little creative. Nancy Orsborn, director of nursing at the University Health Center, said this flu season is “really bad.” Since the type of flu changes every year, Orsborn recommends everyone to get the flu shot yearly. Orsborn said the only downside to the shot is that it takes two weeks to kick in. However, getting the shot, which is available for free at the UNL health center, can only help in the long run, she said. There are many quirks and remedies to fight a cold or the flu. Home remedies range from the normal, like Airborne or other immunity-boosters, to the quirky, like putting Vicks on your feet before going to bed or keeping a bowl of onions in your bedroom. “Everybody always has their myths and what they think works,” said Gail Larsen, a nurse

Health center proposal delayed Conor Dunn DN The University of Nebraska Board of Regents may address the proposed privatization of the University Health Center later than planned. University of NebraskaLincoln administration could delay its intended presentation date regarding privatization, which was originally set for the board’s Jan. 25 meeting, said Association of Students of the University of Nebraska President Eric Kamler, a senior agricultural economics major. University officials will likely present a contract with Bryan Health to the regents for approval at the March 15 meeting, Kamler said. “It seems that the tone has been brought down a bit in terms of the speed of getting this approved and through to the board,” he said, referring to a Dec. 20 meeting he attended between university officials and the regents finance committee. The members of the committee requested UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman provide more answers and figures on how the university can accomplish privatization of the health center, Kamler said. University officials are now researching the costs associated with building and running its own health center as opposed to renovating the current building, Kamler said. The health center was built in 1957 and last renovated in the 1990s. “There’s still a lot of things up in the air,” Kamler said. ASUN will also be decreasing its budget request to the

Committee for Fees Allocation by approximately 12 percent, Kamler said. CFA last approved $523,375 in budget funds to ASUN for the 2012-2013 year. Approximately $30,000 in budget cuts will come from both ASUN and the 475-RIDE contingency funds, he said. The cuts are possible, he said, because both ASUN and 475RIDE contingency funds stand at healthy balances of $135,000, and because the transfer of 475RIDE operations from Servant Cab to Happy Cab led to significant savings. CFA will present all finalized budget requests for fee users across campus to ASUN’s senate for approval in February. During open forum, Joseph Ruiz, a senior mathematics major and representative of UNL’s Mexican American Student Association, informed ASUN about MASA’s plans for Martin Luther King, Jr. Week later this month. MASA will run a service learning project during MLK Week, Ruiz said. MASA will recruit various RSOs and match its members with other RSOs to go out and perform service in the surrounding community. In order to get an MLK Week Tshirt, Ruiz said RSOs must register by Jan. 18. “The idea is to get you to work with people outside your comfort zone and do community service,” Ruiz said. The senate did not address legislation this week. Twelve meetings remain before the election season for next year ’s ASUN senate ends in late March. news@

Everybody always has their myths and what they think works ... If it doesn’t, try something different.”

at the health center. “If those things work, try it for a couple of days. If it doesn’t, try something different.” One of the fundamental ways to avoid feeling miserable and getting sick is to rest. Getting enough sleep may seem obvious when avoiding sickness, but when students are busy studying or hanging out with friends, sleep becomes less of a priority. Larsen said she thinks the root of some students’ illness may be stress and not getting enough sleep. “When your body gets run down you have a higher chance of getting sick,” she said. And when sick with a bad cold or the flu, Larsen said people should let their body rest and try to nap as much as possible. Along with getting the flu shot and enough rest, drinking enough fluids – like water or juice

Gail Larsen

health center nurse

– also helps prevent illness. Some students swear by orange or apple juice or vitamin C drops for an immune boost. Larsen said doing this may not guarantee anything, but it can never hurt. “Vitamin C will always help build your immune system up so you don’t get sick,” she said. The last basic rule to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands. Orsborn said people seem to forget to wash their hands after doing simple tasks like touching a doorknob or using a communal computer. “We know about the obvious

dirty things, but we don’t think about the basic dirty things such as who used the doorknob before you,” she said. Germaphobes may find pocket-sized hand sanitizer convenient for times when they can’t get to a sink. “It’s really good to carry around hand sanitizer and frequently wash your hands,” Orsborn said. “That might be your very best protection because you are going to be exposed. Period. It’s out there.” news@

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Sen. Ernie Chambers introduces his daughter to Sen. Amanda McGill before the 103rd legislature was called to session on Wednesday at the Nebraska State Capitol. lic records,” Avery said. clever,” Avery said. “It’s a little He said by improving transbit like a chess game where he parency, people has made a move will be more and he’s put us It’s good to likely to trust in check – but not the government checkmate.” be back. I – even if they Avery said his plans for leg- had some doubts.” disagree with the policies. He said islation include he also plans to reforming a tax John Wightman use the revenue loophole for sugsenator from lexington from closing the ary drinks in grotax loophole to cery stores and removing all fees from public fund anti-obesity programs in public schools. records requests. Sen. Ken Haar of Malcolm “Over time public entities have abused the authority they said he hopes to introduce leghave to charge for access to pub- islation increasing investment

in renewable energy. He said he wants the Legislature to discuss climate change and Nebraska’s impacts on the environment. “I’m also very happy about the selection of the chairs,” Haar said. The new Legislature also saw the return of Sen. John Wightman of Lexington. He had suffered a stroke on Sept. 16, 2012 and said he feared he wouldn’t be able to serve again. “It’s good to be back,” Wightman said. “I had some doubts.” NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

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natalia kraviec | dn

Women’s sand volleyball makes for smart addition In case you didn’t hear, Nebraska added another women’s sport on Wednesday. The Athletic Department announced that sand volleyball will be added as Nebraska’s 14th women’s and 24th intercollegiate sport. Current indoor volleyball coach John Cook will be the new sport’s head coach and he’ll be assisted by Dan Meske. Overall, this is a good move by athletic director Shawn Eichorst and the rest of the Nebraska athletic department. Nebraska is joining a sport that’s considered an NCAA emerging sport and currently has approximately 20 NCAA Division I and II teams participating. Sand volleyball has continued to grow since its inaugural season in 2012, and eventually the NCAA says it will host its first national championships as early as 2016. The Huskers can now brag about being one of the first schools to join an up-andcoming sport. As of now, 14 Division I schools participate in sand volleyball with six from Florida and three from California. Nebraska would be the only school competing from the nation’s heartland as all the other schools are from states with warmer climates. Adding sand volleyball will also give Cook recruiting options. In the past, players have left the Nebraska program because there are no sand volleyball options in the cold of the Midwest. Though Cook said he is not going to recruit a player who solely wants to play sand volleyball, having sand volleyball gives him an opportunity to sway a player’s decision toward Nebraska. Now, players would want to come to Nebraska even more than in the past because of the sand volleyball option. The only legitimate professional volleyball option for these players in the United States is sand volleyball, so adding the sport at a collegiate level gives them a chance to compete after their college careers are over. In the long run, adding sand volleyball will not only help the sport build its growing popularity, but it will also help the Husker volleyball program as a whole because of enhanced recruiting. This isn’t only a good decision, but a great decision for Nebraska.

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UNL needs science research journal


n Nov. 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species.” This publication would establish the basis of modern day genetics and answer man’s oldest question “Where do we come from?” As an amateur evolutionary geneticist working in a lab, I often ask myself what I will do with the four years of research and data that I collect. I am contributing to the efforts of mankind in its pursuit of knowledge, but who will see the fruits of my work? And thus, I was confronted with a major problem at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: our lack of an undergraduate science research journal. Logic would dictate that an undergraduate research journal is necessary for the university. Hundreds of students, like me, formulate a hypothesis, design a method, execute an experiment and collect data. The next step would be to publish their findings via a journal. Unfortunately, many young researchers at UNL are unable to participate in scientific journalism. Our lack of a journal deprives the students of the most important part of scientific progress and continues to hinder the competitiveness of our university. For the first time in its 111-year history, the Association of American Universities voted to oust one of its members, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This organization, comprised of the nation’s leading research universities, decided with a two-thirds majority that our time was up. As painful as it was to leave our comfortable 102-year position among institutions like Harvard, Yale and Johns Hopkins, our ousting was inevitable. For years now, UNL has lagged behind many universities in the AAU. In a statement that Chancellor Harvey Perlman released via e-mail, he said “We have known we were at risk of this for 10 years, and successfully fought off a similar threat in 2000.” There are many reasons as to why our university was removed from the organization two years ago. The main reason was that our medical school, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is set up under a separate administrative structure. This means that the millions of dollars in research funding earned at UNMC aren’t counted toward our ranking. In addition, about 25 percent of our faculty is heavily involved in agricultural work, a very non-competitive field for funding. This, too, damages our ranking as per the AAU criterion. Unluckily enough, just six months after our expulsion from the AAU, they set up a

JAI MEDIRATTA program designed to enhance the quality of science teaching on campuses of member universities. In the AAU’s plan, they intend to help universities foster and enhance a scientific atmosphere. Though our ousting from this prestigious organization was damaging to our pride, it also alludes to an overall lack of respect for science at UNL. I’m not saying that we are devoid of any research, but compared to many other universities in the Big Ten conference, we are lacking. The University of Minnesota, also a member of the Big Ten Conference, is just one of the many educational institutions which lead UNL in research funding. On Nov. 17, 2012, we crushed the Minnesota Gophers with a final score of 38 to 14. “Easy does it … It was not even really that close,” read a Lincoln Journal Star article. And while I am proud of the Huskers for playing extremely well on that cold, Saturday night, I can’t say I’m too proud of the funding dollars earned here. In 2009, The University of Minnesota scooped in a whopping $589 million in research funding. Conversely, UNL scrapped in merely $122.5 million. Even if we were to combine the University of Nebraska Medical Center ’s funding with our own figure, the allotted value is still not even really that close to Minnesota’s. Realizing the value of research, UNL has already made massive efforts to enhance the research development with the 2010 announcement of the Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC). This 2,000,000 square foot project will be home to research in robotics, energy sciences, bone replacements and computer technologies among others. While we may have lost some of the benefits of the science enhancement initiative being led at the AAU Universities, the NIC will prove to buffer our

losses. Though the efforts of the NIC are noteworthy, they are not immediate or complete, as only one-fourth of the project will be completed in five years. With a sense of urgency in mind, I strongly advocate for the establishment of an undergraduate science journal or newsletter. I believe we can then recover our losses from the AAU ousting and become a strong, research-based university at all levels – faculty and students. An undergraduate journal at UNL would provide the students with many unique opportunities that wouldn’t be available otherwise. Potential submitters to the journal would be exposed to the rigorous writing and editing process of scientific journalism. The Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science is an example of how an undergraduate journal would function. The DUJS is quarterly science journal that is distributed around prominent places on campus, including the libraries, all the science halls and dorm clusters. The journal and its availability are strong indicators of the prominent undergraduate research culture at Dartmouth. Many undergraduates that were previously unaware of the abundant science research opportunities have been inspired by the peer-written journal articles. The journal has effectively increased teacherstudent interactions since much of the research published is supervised and peer-reviewed by Dartmouth professors. A similar concept was instituted at the University of Miami in 2011 and has already proven to be extremely useful in presenting the groundbreaking research being conducted there. I believe the students of UNL also deserve an outlet for the groundbreaking research they are conducting. The university, according to the website, has three roles: teaching, research and service. Many educational institutions have established an undergraduate journal successfully; the closest one being the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Establishing an undergraduate journal would better fulfill the roles of the university. It’s about time that UNL becomes a competitive university that fully prepares its students for the rigors of the real world. An undergraduate journal can only help. Jai Kumar Mediratta is a Freshman Biochemistry, Microbiology, and German major. Follow him on Twitter @Jai_K_Mediratta and reach him at opinion@

Sandwich shops overtake downtown overnight


o begin, I believe a “welcome back” is necessary. It was hard for us to return to Lincoln after all of the homemade meals, but we don’t have to miss having great food anymore. Lincoln is providing refreshing new tastes downtown this semester. With the new uprising in sandwich shops, the restaurant scene is a major motivator for me to return to Lincoln. I mean, we’ve got the whole Raising Cane’s thing going on downtown, the D’Leons chains across Lincoln and those loveable downtown restaurants in the Haymarket, such as Lazlo’s and Buzzard Billy’s. When I think of Lincoln, these images and smells pop into my head and make my mouth water since these restaurants are some of my personal favorites. However, Lincoln threw everyone a curveball this fall. On top of the already overwhelming number of restaurants in downtown Lincoln, Jersey Mike’s, Firehouse, Mr. Goodcents and Pepperjax are some of the more notable chains that have recently moved in. Numerous new companies are flocking to Lincoln like the pilgrims of old coming to the new world. Downtown seems to be slowly evolving into the new sandwich capital of the United States, and this perfect sandwich utopia seems almost too good to be true.

Before these new restaurants came in, there were already plenty of sandwich shops in Lincoln. Let’s think about this. You got the freaky fast delivery sandwich, the Witches sandwich, Doozy’s sandwich and Panera’s sandwiches. Along with these are a slew of tiny, picturesque sandwich locations that I have yet to discover situated on the downtown streets. And this is not to mention the fast food sandwich shops such as the Subway in the Nebraska Union and the Arby’s by Andersen Hall. So why do we need more? Are they all the same? Or maybe you’re wondering how you can become a famous sandwich connoisseur? Despite the increased amount of indecision about choosing a sub shop, and the large wheat intake on one’s diet, there are plenty of benefits to why these new restaurants will provide reasons for students to celebrate. 1. Student Benefits — With the millions of sub shops bombarding downtown with their declarations of the “greatest sandwich ever,” you can almost guarantee there will be a bunch of discounts coming our way. Discounts will be given at events such as Get Rec’d, Big Red Welcome or even your friendly, cutout coupon in the Daily Nebraskan. I can imagine that these sandwich shops coming downtown will only make it easier

MARC MAREAN for you to pick their restaurant over that can of Spaghetti-o’s sitting in your cabinet. So keep your eyes peeled for some coupons rolling around campus in the upcoming months and take as many as you can grab. Also, downtown Lincoln is going to be a war zone. The stakes have never been higher, and as college students we get to sit back and watch the chaos unfold before us. Plus, we get rewarded for it! These sandwich shops are aware that we, as students, are a powerful, ruthless and, let’s face it, constantly hungry market. Controlling the student population here through campus orientated promotions, and possibly lower prices, will be a very

crucial factor on whether or not they remain successful their first year near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. 2. Specialty — Every sandwich shop coming downtown is bringing something new to the table. Literally. For example, PepperJax Grill tends to put its emphasis on creating hot, oven roasted beef phillies, and builds itself a lot on personalization, while a place like Jersey Mike’s relies on providing the freshest ingredients and enriching sandwiches with an authentic taste. With these restaurants providing hot subs, cold subs, red subs and blue subs, you can imagine that every new location in Lincoln is going to be unique. Students can now enjoy going to different sub shops during the week without having each sandwich taste like the one they had yesterday. 3. Healthy options — OK, so I know that getting a massive meatball sub may not be the healthiest option. Nevertheless, each of these sandwich shops will still provide other sandwiches that offer new, healthier ways that will refresh our downtown restaurant scene. Obviously, as a college student my main priority isn’t to be healthy. It’s mostly about finding food somewhere quickly and conveniently. By having these new restaurants, it provides an alternative to the food that most of us get on a daily basis, whether

it’s something from the Nebraska Union or dining halls. I know that some of the restaurants may not feature particularly healthy sandwiches, but every restaurant should have a sandwich that switches things up a bit with more veggies while still delivering a phenomenal taste. So if you’re already bored of honoring your New Year’s tradition of a better diet and just want to shake things up, you’re in luck. These sandwich shops will provide a nutritional diet while providing a convenient place near campus to munch before class. While all of that looks great, who knows what’s going to happen to these new restaurants. Some will probably tank within the year while others will successfully woo the Husker Nation. But that’s the nature of competition and business. Regardless of which ones succeed and which ones fail, we’ll all be eating happy, and we’ll proudly back up our downtown restaurant scene 100 percent. I hope to see some of you in the near future at one of these new restaurants. Maybe we’ll give each other a swift nod before diving into our meals. Just remember that this perfect sandwich utopia won’t last forever, so enjoy it while you can. Marc Marean is a Sophomore Secondary Education Major. Reach him at opinion@


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They’ve promised “the if you go American marching band experience.” It won’t be. Drumline Live But it will be fun to watch when: Feb 9, 7:30 p.m. a talented brass and drum how much: $30-$49 ensemble dance around the (general admission) stage playing hip-hop, R&B, $15-$24.50 (students) and Motown as well as some traditional tunes in faux marching band uniforms. Think “STOMP,” then add a brass section.

green day’s “american idiot”

Similar to “Mama Mia,” which if you go was based on the music of Green Day’s ABBA, Green Day’s “American “American Idiot” Idiot” is a Broadway perforwhen: March 29, 7:30 mance written around music p.m., March 30, 2 p.m., from a popular contemporary 7:30 p.m. music group. Using songs how much: $44-$55 such as “Boulevard of Broken (general admission) Dreams,” and “Holiday,” the $22-$27.50 (students) music follows three friends on their life journeys. You just might find yourself tearing up when you remember Green Day was once good.

If the pouty black if you go and white photos of this man and Chris Botti his trumpet on the when: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Lied Center website how much: $36-$52 aren’t enough to (general admission) make you want to $18-$26 (students) see him in color, then you’re missing out. Botti has won a Grammy for his jazz trumpet performances. Even if jazz isn’t the first genre you look up on Spotify, this performance might change your mind because Botti’s music isn’t strictly jazz; he is sure to incorporate a slight pop edge in his work.

whose live anyway

Last year the Lied if you go brought in Second City, a ChicagoWhose Live Anyway based comedy when: April 20, 7:30 p.m. group. This spring how much: $35-$45 they’re bringing (general admission) another round of $17.50-$22.50 humor with Ryan (students) Stiles, one of the four original guys from the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and three of the show’s well-known alternates. The night is sure to be filled with wacky skits, improvisation and, of course, laughter.


The Lied Center’s if you go pretty excited about this traditional Irish Danu group because they’ll when: March 9, 7:30 make their debut “in p.m. time for St. Patrick’s how much: $22-$36 Day!” Unfortunately, (general admission) you can’t purchase $11-$18 (students) alcoholic beverages on campus, so you’ll just have to go wild with Pepsi products or water and, of course the group’s mix of old and new Irish music. Mark your calendars to spend St. Patty’s Day watching this group of white people playing instruments you probably can’t identify.

sleeping beauty

The world-renown if you go Russian National Ballet Theatre is coming to The Russian Lincoln to present National Ballet the timeless classic, Theatre: Sleeping “Sleeping Beauty.” It’s the Beauty same story we all know, when: May 2, 7:30 p.m. except much better than how much: $29-$39 Disney’s because this (general admission) one is set to music by $14.50-$19.50 Tchaikovsky. Spend a (students) couple hours wondering how on earth they stand on their toes for so long and why male dancers are always denied pants.

Local fair trade store sells unique items from corners of globe Customer purchases provide decent wages to artisans in third world countries yuliya petrova dn “India is not to be found in its few cities but in the 700,000 villages – we have hardly ever paused to inquire if these folks get sufficient to eat and clothe themselves with,” Mahatma Gandhi once said. It was this quote by Gandhi that inspired a vision started in 1946 by Edna Ruth Byler. Byler, the wife of a Mennonite, began her mission of fair trade by creating the store Ten Thousand Villages, two of which are located in Lincoln. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade store located across the U.S. and Canada that sells cultural items from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. “I like the mission and feel great being able to have the opportunity to be a part of this in such a direct way,” said Gabby Ayala, the general manager at Ten Thousand Villages in Lincoln. “I love this job; it’s very rewarding.”

The store welcomes guests to “But now I am more aware of my buying patterns – it’s changed my explore a variety of artisan prodworld views.” ucts from developing countries all Purchasing items from Ten over the world. Many products people utilize Thousand Villages can make a difin their everyday lives are import- ference for the artisan. “It’s a very important mised, and consumers are not always aware of where their products sion to be able to tell the story of where something is hand-crafted come from. and to be able to actually make “We are sometimes disconnected from the fact that someone, a difference through what you’re purchasing,” Ayala somewhere actusaid. “All of our ally made that for products are makus and, more than I like the ing a huge impact likely, they were mission and on people who othmaking barely anyerwise would not thing at all,” Ayala feel great being have a source of insaid. come. Being a part of able to have the “It’s like giving the Ten Thousand opportunity to twice: to yourself Villages mission is be a part of this or a gift to someimportant to Ayala. one and to the ar“Working here in such a direct tisans,” said Judy has had a huge imWrightsman of Linpact on my life,” way.” coln, who has been she said. “Before gabby ayala volunteering for I worked here I general manager four years at Ten knew what fair Thousand Villages. trade was and “If you need a gift knew it that was a great thing, but I didn’t realize for someone, you can find something unique, at reasonable price what a great impact it really can and, most importantly, for a good have.” “Before I didn’t think about cause.” With Ten Thousand Villages the things I was buying, never pondering who in Guatemala made my jeans,” Ayala added. villages: see page 7

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Ryan Curl, a pilot from Idaho, browses items in Ten Thousand Villages on Tuesday. The store operates as a nonprofit organization to help people primarily in third world countries sell goods. The store has been serving the Lincoln area for the past 31 years.


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Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Rococo Theatre how much: $22 (18+) where:

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Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Lied Center for Performing Arts how much: $48-$66 (general admission) $24-$33 (students) where:

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March 14, 7 p.m. Rococo Theatre how much: $49.50 (18+) where:

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villages: from 5 striving for long-term relationships with artisan groups, it lets volunteers become well-versed about the products. “99 percent of our products we can tell you very specific information about the artisan group, how they got started (and) what their talents are,” Ayala said. “Working long-term with artisan groups is important to us (and) the average (time together) is about 16 years.” Working at Ten Thousand Villages isn’t only a job for Ayala and Wrightsman; it’s an experience. “I love the fact that we’re constantly learning here,” Ayala said. “It could be something like learning a new crafting process or a new textile process.” “It educates us to other cultures, and it greatly helps the artisans,” Wrightsman added. Ayala said she has her own

The atmosphere here is different; it draws you and it is for a good cause, supporting these artisans groups.”

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products – nothing makes us happier,” she said. “We have such a loyal customer base. Once people find us and know what we’re about, they keep coming back; we are truly blessed that people care about so much, about fair trade and hand crafted items.” “If someone would’ve told me before I retired that I would volunteer in a retail environment, I would’ve told them they were crazy,” Wrightsman said. “But the atmosphere here is different; it draws you and it is for a good cause, supporting these artisans groups.” arts@

goals for the future of Ten Thousand Villages. “I would love to see us develop the community outreach portion more, reach out to teach people the importance of fair trade, understanding and caring about where your products are coming from (and) also sharing cultural awareness of the global community,” Ayala said. For Ayala, one of the highlights of working at Ten Thousand Villages is meeting new people. “We love to see new supporters come in and get excited about the mission, get excited about the


Ten Thousand Villages sells a variety of handcrafted items, one of which is bookmarks made of capiz shells created in the Philippians. “We’re working directly with artistries all over the world who would otherwise have a hard time finding employment or accessing a marketplace for their handicrafts,” said store manager Gabby Ayala.


Lori Jones, a volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages, peruses her favorite items on Wednesday. “This isn’t work,” Jones said. “This is relaxation and enjoyment.”


Housing Roommates 1 bedroom to rent for an adult in a 3 bedroom house close to East Campus, 43 St. and Starr St. The rent is $450 a month. Lots of space and quiet. 641-660-8099 2 females looking for 1 female to take over a lease and live in a spacious duplex 5 minutes from UNL City Campus/Downtown. Lease is up beginning of August. $399.67 a month for rent. Please contact Lauren @ 651-494-8533 or 2 females looking for a roommate to move in second semester. Should be studious, yet laid back, and enjoys having fun. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment at Eagle’s Landing. $267 a month + LES and Time Warner. Lease ends in August. Please contact Katie at 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom! Looking for 1 female roommate to take over my lease starting in January at a 2-bedroom/2-bathroom apartment - Eagles Landing (14th and Fletcher straight shot to campus!) $305/month + utilities (electricity + internet = around $40 each month), washer/dryer in apartment! My roommate is a studious chemistry student at UNL graduating this spring. Great location, great value! Contact Skylar at! Looking for a roommate to live with a couple in their 20’s and going to UNL. Rent would be around $300 and we have 3 dogs, so you must love dogs! 402-212-6553 Looking for a roommate to share a two bedroom, one bath apartment at the Links, 1st and Fletcher. Rent is $347.50 each. Looking for move in ASAP. If interested please contact Leslie at Looking for a third roommate in Claremont Park Apartments. Let us know if you are interesed/would like to see the place! (636)209-0232 Looking for one roommate to live with one male and two female students for the second semester. Can move in January, or in December after graduation. $275/month plus utilities. Near East Campus! Contact Elizabeth at Roommate ads are FREE in print and online. E-mail yours to and include your name, address and phone number.

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Appointments Board Student -At-Large positions open for the 2013-14 year beginning the end of March. Be a part of the board that appoints students to over 30 campus wide committees. Publications Board Daily Nebraskan Advisory board to the Board of Regents - hire the editor, business manager, and advisor. Pub Bd. acts as a publisher for the Board of Regents and serves as a liaison between the paper and its university constituencies, paying particular attention to complaints against the paper. Student Court Student Court hears cases dealing with violations dealing with Student Organizations such as contested elections, and matters of interpretation of the organization’s constitution. Associate Justices can be from any college, the Chief Justice must be enrolled in the Law College. Term begins at the end of March.

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Furlan brings international experience to NU jacy lewis dn

Canadian native Jessica Furlan starts her fifth year on the track team at Nebraska this season. Furlan runs distance for the Huskers and the Canadian national team. She started running for Canada in high school and continued into college.

Furlan ran for Dr. Martin Leboldus High School in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She repeatedly placed high at the Saskatchewan Provincial Cross Country Championships during high school. She was also a decorated track and field runner with a competitive cross country skiing background. She started her freshman year at Nebraska in 2009 at the Holiday Inn

Invitational. She ran the 800-meter, 1,000-meter, 1,500-meter, the mile, 3,000-meter, 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000-meter. During her freshman year, she placed seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big 12 Championships. She was also on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Her sophomore year, Furlan redshirted due to a stress fracture.

She came back the next year, 2011, and received All-Big 12 honors. Her junior year Furlan became an All-American. In 2012 she was also filled with other large achievements. She helped the women’s distance medley relay team place seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships and ran multiple personal bests throughout the season. She also made it to the Big Ten Championships in indoor and outdoor track. Furlan realized she struggled when she didn’t have balance in her life. Now, she has gained balance and a good support system. “I came to school, and I automatically gained a family through my team,” Furlan said. “The coach, the academic staff and everyone in the athletic department just want to help and support all the student athletes. We are lucky to have that type of support.” During her senior year, Furlan wants to run her own personal best, while also helping out the team. “My biggest goal is to help the team as much as I can during the conference meet,” Furlan said. “I would like to make nationals in indoor and outdoor.” Nebraska coach Gary Pepin has enjoyed having Furlan on his team.

“I came to school and I automatically gained a family through my team. We are lucky we have that type of support.” Jessica Furlan senior runner

“She’s been a real good leader,” Pepin said. “She is just all-around a good example for the team.” Furlan also wants to compete for her native country, Canada, in three upcoming international meets. She runs the 3,000-meter steeplechase during these meets and has placed third at the Pan-Am Junior Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad. “The international meets are in the summer when school track is done,” she said. “I can do both school and international meets which is good, but I don’t get a break.” Furlan enjoys running steeplechase individually. She prefers the indoor when she competes with her team. “(Running indoors) helps with

cheering on the team,” Furlan said. Pepin would like to see Furlan finish well at Nebraska. “We really need her to do well for the team,” Pepin said. “I would like to see her come as close as she possibly can to reach her goals for the year.” Furlan isn’t sure what she will do after she graduates. “My plan is a non-plan,” she said. “I would really like to continue running professionally if at all possible. Next year I am going to take off of running.” She hopes opportunities will come as they are available and that she can pursue a professional running career. sports@

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Senior bowler returns after arm injury, brings leadership Andrew Ward DN Lizabeth Kuhlkin wasn’t driving with her roommate the day of the accident. Kuhlkin and her roommate Kristina Mickelson, both members of the Nebraska bowling team, usually drive together to early morning team workouts. This early September morning

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Kristina Mickelson prepares to bowl during a Husker bowling team practice. Mickelson is the lone senior on Nebraska’s roster.


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was different though. The two de“It is her senior year, and she cided to drive separately that day. wasn’t going to be denied bowling,” “It was just so weird because we Kuhlkin said. are always together,” Kuhlkin said. Indeed, Mickelson would not be Kuhlkin made it safely to the denied. She was bowling again two workout that morning, but a car ac- weeks later. cident hindered Mickelson from do“I just really hate sitting out,” ing the same. Mickelson said. “All of my goals are A car stalled in front of Mickelstill in front of me. I still can win a son’s car as she was pulling out of national championship with this her driveway. She hit the car and team.” when the air bags deployed, her She bowled in one of the Huskarm was crushed. ers’ two fall events on Nov. 30, finKuhlkin and Mickelson quickly ishing 16th out of 100 total bowlers reunited to go to the hospital. at the Track Kat Klash. She also finIt was there, Mickelson, a NTCA ished 59th out of 85 bowlers at this first team All-American bowler in past week’s USBC Team USA Trials 2012, was told her arm was broken, in Las Vegas. and in the words of Nebraska coach Straub said he is nothing but imBill Straub, “she completely cracked pressed with his only senior. her elbow.” “She waited until the physician Kuhlkin could not believe what said, ‘You can’t hurt it anymore,’ happened. then she was back “I saw her at it,” Straub said. (Mickelson’s) face She waited “Here she was when the doctor in the middle of until the told her she had competitive seabroke her arm,” son and she gets physician Kuhlkin said. “She hurt. It is admisaid, ‘You can’t hurt was devastated.” rable what she is “It was the it anymore,’ then doing now.” worst,” Mickelson Straub adshe was back at it” mires said. Mickelson’s Mickelson is a toughness, while Bill Straub senior, the only one Kuhlkin admires nebraska bowling coach on Straub’s roster. Mickelson’s The Bellevue native character. When walked on to the Kuhlkin was a Husker program after high school freshman, she first turned to Mickeland redshirted her freshman year. son when she had a question about Throughout the course of her cacollege life. reer, Mickelson has earned a pleth“Whenever the girls need someora of awards, including NCAA thing, she is always there,” Kuhlkin Championships All-Tournament said. “The girls will ask her, ‘Kristi, team honors in 2011 and 2012, along how do we get into this class? Or, with being a four time Academic Kristi, where is this building?’ She is All-American. such an approachable person.” So when she found out her arm Straub said Mickelson is a critiwas broken, she didn’t take no for cal member of his squad. an answer. Some doctors told her “She has had a leadership role she wouldn’t play at all during for a while now and she has been the fall semester, but not bowling around the longest,” Straub said. wasn’t in Mickelson’s mind. Oth“She has been a great asset and is er doctors said the recovery time doing a great job.” sports@ would be eight weeks at the least, according to Straub. TM

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Nebraska swimming and diving coach Pablo Morales prepares to address his team during a meet earlier this season. Morales and his team begin the second part of their season this weekend.

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Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori argues a call in a game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Yori’s team travels to Indiana Thursday.

Huskers travel to Indiana Staff report DN After falling out of the rankings for the second time this season, it could be easy for the Husker women to start eyeing their match-up against No. 8 Penn State on Sunday as a game to reclaim national credibility. A win over the Nittany Lions would certainly bump Nebraska back into the Top 25, but they have one more hurdle to clear before heading to Pennsylvania. The Nebraska women’s basketball team will face off against Indiana on the road Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Last year, the Huskers entered this game 12-1 and No. 19 in the country, while Indiana sat at 5-10. A career game from thenfreshman Emily Cady and a solid performance from Jordan Hooper eased Nebraska to the win. The women’s basketball team is very much the same as last year ’s squad, but Indiana brings much more to the table this season – most noteworthy, a more experienced Aulani Sinclair. Matching Nebraska’s 1-1 conference record, Indiana was pounded in its Big Ten opener by Michigan, who sits in a tie for the league’s best record at 13-2. The Hoosiers barely pulled off a conference win earlier this season, just ousting an inconsistent Northwestern by four points. Nebraska, on the other hand, nearly exited the first week of league play undefeated. In the conference opener, Nebraska breezed past Wisconsin, 70-52. With help from Brandi Jeffery’s spark off the bench in the first half and an impressive defensive effort, the Huskers took No. 14 Purdue to overtime in Lincoln last Saturday, before being

beat in a thriller. A common theme Indiana and Nebraska hold is the ability to go on runs. A team of runs is unpredictable and can cause headaches for opponents. One of the Huskers’ main concerns, though, will be containing Sinclair who averages almost 20 points per game. Sinclair is just 23 points shy of reaching the 1,000 point milestone as well. She is particularly dangerous behind the three-point line, hitting 43.1 percent of her shots behind the arc this season, which is No. 21 in the nation. Sinclair ’s biggest support comes from senior guard Jasmine McGhee. McGhee lead the team in scoring last year, but sits behind Sinclair thus far in the season, averaging 11.9 points a game. McGhee’s biggest contribution to a top-heavy Indiana team is her rebounding abilities. If Nebraska is able to silence Indiana’s only two threats on offense, it should have no problem leaving Bloomington with a second conference win. While Indiana does not appear to match Nebraska’s talent on paper, Thursday’s game will have significant implications. A powerful win over the Hoosiers will start Nebraska’s road trip on the right note going into Penn State a few days later. Nebraska could also use an extra boost of confidence before facing a Top-10 team. A win for Indiana, however, gives the Hoosiers hope to break into the upper echelon of Big Ten teams. Nebraska (11-4 overall, 1-1 Big Ten) is set to tip-off against Indiana (10-5, 1-1) at 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network or can be heard live on sports@

Swimming and diving team aims for solidity as second season approaches Matt Nathan DN As a new semester approaches, the Nebraska swimming and diving team has had a terrific year so far. Coach Pablo Morales reflected on the first half of his team’s season. Morales felt very proud of what his team accomplished in just one semester, despite all the hard work his swimmers endured. “I don’t think the first part of our year could have gone better,” Morales said. “From the very beginning our girls were dialed in … working hard and competing well even in a fatigue state, hard training and fighting through that.” Morales is very pleased with the attitude his girls have shown

throughout the season. It’s an attitude that always leaves the girls wanting to compete for more. “I think in general … that the attitude that our girls have displayed from the standpoint of reaching for something higher,” he said. “That’s kind of been our theme. They’re willing to do the extra, to reach higher, and our girls have really embraced that spirit.” Not only has Morales’ team improved, but he also thinks the Big Ten should be aware of what Nebraska swimming has done this year. “We served notice, I think, to the Big Ten that we’re improving and that we’re going to be a lot more competitive than its been in the past,” Morales said. After beating Iowa late last semester, senior swimmer Ashley Reiter said the Hawkeye’s meet has been the best part of 2012. “It just was finally the point where our whole team was in sync

with each other and finally realized mers are making the most of the that we had a shot at something short time they have left. this year,” she said. “I think our senior class as a For such a successful season, whole finally realized that this is there hasn’t been just our last shot,” one athlete who has she said. “I think I don’t think with every class stood out from the rest in Morales’ mind. realizing the first part they’re It has been a collabhow much time orative effort from of our year could they have,” many swimmers on Looking forthe team. This in- have gone better.” ward to next cludes records being season, coach broken and veteran Morales said his Pablo Morales leadership. team is going to nebraska swim coach Hayley Martin’s keep up and go backstroke improved for more. a lot from last year, “The girls according to Morales, leading her are going to continue to keep on to a school record in the event. reaching for more,” Morales said. “Our breaststroke core (Ash“You’re going to see great effort ley Reiter, Kristin Strecker, Kelsey … intensity. I think when you get Larson) has been doing fantasti- to the Big Ten meet, all you can do cally,” Morales said. “The upperis prepare and do the best you can, class leadership in the breaststroke and let the chips fall.” sports@ group has been tremendous.” Reiter feels the senior swim-

the Wolverines would run away with the game on their home court. Michigan, who came up successful on just 32.3 percent of their shots in the first half, boosted its shots in and outside of the paint to 47.8 percent after halftime. Although Nebraska held the best three point shooting team in the Big Ten (42.3 percent) to a dismal 28.6 performance from behind the arc, the Huskers weren’t looking to shabby themselves in that category. Twenty missed 3-pointers, including a 4-for-16 showing by Gallegos, held the Huskers to an atrocious 23.1 percent from downtown (6-for-26).

“We didn’t make some of our easiest shots,” Miles said. “Those are the things that get you beat.” And the shooting deficiency wasn’t the only alarming statistic Michigan held over Miles and his squad. “We gave up way too many rebounds and missed too many threes in the second half,” Miles said. The Wolverines out-rebounded their Big Ten foe 47-30, including grabbing 16 rebounds offensive boards. After Gallegos’ fourth 3-pointer of the night cut the lead to 47-42, Robinson charged through the paint and dunked the ball after a Caris LeVert missed basket to extend the lead to seven.

bASKETBALL: from 12 ers – Dylan Talley (13.5 points per game) and Ray Gallegos (13.0 ppg) – would need to come up big on offense. And they did. Talley finished the game with 12 total points and five assists, while Gallegos propelled to a team-high 19 points. Talley led the forefront of Nebraska’s offense with six points in the first half to aid Nebraska to just a five point deficit heading into the locker room. The slim lead against the second best team in the nation gave Nebraska a positive outlook heading into the second half. “I feel our kids got confident,” Nebraska coach Tim Miles said. But it wouldn’t be long until

But the Husker squad can’t dwell on the loss against this Michigan team for too long, according to Miles. On Sunday, Miles and his Huskers will have to pick back up the pieces and face off against the Spartans from Michigan State. “We just got to dust ourselves off and figure out how to do it against Michigan State,” Miles said. sports@

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he Nebraska men’s basketball team just can’t seem to figure out the Big Ten Conference. After losing against both Ohio State and Wisconsin, their previous two matchups, the Huskers (9-6 overall, 0-3 Big Ten) were defeated by No. 2 Michigan 62-47, extending the team’s losing streak to three games. Although the Huskers held Wolverines shooters to nearly their lowest field goal percentage all season, 38.9 percent, the strong defense wasn’t enough as four Wolverines tallied double-digit points to equal its best start in school history. The below 40.0 percent shooting by both team’s wasn’t pretty, but Michigan coach John Beilein said he’ll take it. “Believe it or not, as coaches we love these type of wins,” he said. “You don’t necessarily love coaching them, but when you look back at them, these are the ones that build teams.” Guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Wolverine attack with 18 and 15 points respectively, while Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas also added 14 and 13 points. In order to gather any hope of momentum, the Huskers knew its two leading scor-

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Tim Miles’ halftime tweet Tim Miles @Coach Miles We have to continue getting back to transition, rebound and just make some shots.

Ray Gallegos makes a pass during a basketball game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Gallegos led the Huskers with 19 points against Michigan in a losing effort by Nebraska.


Nebraska to add sand volleyball as 14th women’s sport SAND VOLLEYBALL INFO When is the sand volleyball season? Sand volleyball is a spring team sport. The Division I playing season starts the first Thursday in March and ends eight weeks later or the end of the school year, whichever comes first. What is the format of play? Each school will field five doubles teams ranked by ability. Each doubles team plays against the corresponding team or teams from other schools. In a dual meet, the winning team is the school winning three of the five matches. Individual matches are two sets to 21, with a tiebreaker set to 15 if needed. All sets are rally scoring and must be won by two points. Tournament play will include multiple schools playing in consecutive dual matches. Some events will also include a pair’s tournament to allow doubles teams to play across flights. Can court volleyball players play on the sand volleyball team? Yes, they become two-sport athletes and must abide by the rules governing all two-sport athletes in terms of training hours, i.e. no more than 20 hours per week. How is the sport of sand volleyball different from court volleyball? Beyond the differences in number of players on a side and surface for competition, sand volleyball is officiated much differently than court volleyball. No open handed tipping is allowed and setting is called so tightly in sand volleyball that the bump set is more popular than the overhead set. Also, the block touch counts as the first of three allowable contacts. Another difference is that coaches may only speak to players or give them any kind of feedback during timeouts and between sets. Also, to mitigate the impact of wind and sun, the players switch sides of the court every seven points in a 21-point set and every five points in a 15-point set.

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proved over the past few days by sport and a lot of young women the NCAA and Big Ten Conference. have aspirations of playing sand “Coach Osborne and Coach volleyball after college, and this gives them a chance to prepare for John Cook’s work portfolio grew a Cook had discussions about the possibility of adding sand volleythat career.” little larger Wednesday. The addition of the intercolleOn Wednesday afternoon, the ball over the past few months, and University of Nebraska Athletic De- things came together quickly in re- giate sport will be the first to join partment announced women’s sand cent weeks,” he said. “We are excit- the program since the women’s rifle team began competition in 1998volleyball will join NU’s intercol- ed to sponsor a sport that is beginning to emerge on the national level 1999. legiate sports beginning in spring and plan to grow with the sport in The NCAA Division 1 sand vol2013. The addition will mark the coming years.” leyball season will begin the first 14th women’s intercollegiate sport In 2009, sand volleyball was Thursday of March and will conat Nebraska and the 24th overall at approved as an NCAA Emerging clude eight weeks later or the end the university. Sport for women and began play in of the school year, whichever comes Cook, who recently wrapped up first. Last season, the inaugural his 12th season at the helm of the the 2011-2012 school year. In spring 2012, the first official season of the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Husker volleyball team, will coach sport began as 15 Division 1 schools Championships were held in April the sand volleyball squad along sponsored at Gulf Shores, Ala., with volleyball assisvarsity teams. and the site will also tant coach Dan Meske. Currently, host the championship Cook said he’s eamore than from 2013-2015. ger to see the outside 20 schools Since becoming the sport grow at Nebraska. sponsor sand head coach of the Ne“We plan to start volleyball, braska volleyball team small and grow as the with that toin 2000, Cook has led sport continues to detal expected his squads to postseavelop,” he said. “We to increase in son play each season, understand the chalcoming years. including a national lenges in terms of our C o o k , championship in 2000 location, but we have who led his and 2006. a good plan on how to team to the Eichorst said he’s manage our sand volcook 2012 NCAA eager to see the coach eichorst leyball team and grow Regional Ficontinue his success in with the sport.” nal in Omaha, the sand as well. Discussions on addsaid he feels Nebraska’s newest “Our volleyball program has a ing sand volleyball to Nebraska’s addition will benefit his future volremarkable record of success over athletic program were for the most leyball players heading into fall sea- a long period of time,” he said. part completed last semester, ac“And we hope to add to that legacy cording to Nebraska athletic direc- sons and post-college endeavors. “This is a great opportunity for through our sand volleyball team in tor Shawn Eichorst. our student-athletes to work on the years ahead.” Eichorst, who succeeded Tom sports@ Osborne Jan. 1, said the final phases their game and continue to develop of Nebraska’s sponsorship were ap- their skills,” Cook said. “It is a fun

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