tuesday, september 18, 2012 volume 112, issue 022
Dodge that ball
Big Ten’s sweet treat
Bourbon Theatre holds dodgeball tournament
Big Ten football games have lots of cupcakes
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Some local musicians say digital media is beneficial to their music because they are able to easily gain a following. Others disagree, saying they lose money and relationships with listeners when their music is downloaded.
Speaker offers tips to attract math majors Math department hopes to increase enrollment in coming years CL Sill DN Math majors don’t grow on trees. William Velez, the associate head for undergraduate affairs in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona, has been trying to increase the number of university math students since he took over the position in 2003. He spoke Monday afternoon in Burnett Hall at the Mathematics Colloquium lecturing to a mixture of students and faculty members on how to do that, even at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “I am trying to integrate mathematics into the academic lives of university students,” Velez said in an interview prior to his lecture. Velez believes a solid foundation of mathematical knowledge will help students in any major gain an edge over the competition. When he took his job in 2003, his goal was to double the number of math majors at Arizona. There were 447 math majors registered that year, according to Velez. By the 20112012 school year, that number had increased to 697.
“He has good ideas, and we would like to adapt them to Nebraska,” said Tom Marley, a UNL mathematics professor and host for this event. Marley said UNL would like to see an increase in math majors, especially with the university’s push to expand enrollment. “A school of our size has the capacity for more,” Marley said. UNL has 180 math majors, according to Gordon Woodward, the mathematics department’s chief undergraduate advisor. He said that number is up from last year ’s 149 math majors, and that UNL falls “somewhere in the middle” when compared to other Big Ten universities. In his lecture, Velez emphasized that his work doesn’t simply consist of turning students into math majors but persuading students to obtain a doublemajor in math. He believes math courses provide students with the “analytical tools and problemsolving capabilities” needed to succeed in nearly every career of today’s world. Marley said a double-major in math can lead to better career opportunities and cited biology, physics and economics as programs that require a concrete foundation of mathematical knowledge. “We want to get the word
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East Campus sees year’s first bedbugs Staff Report Dn An apartment on East Campus was heat treated for bedbugs earlier this month, marking the first room treated on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus since last spring, according to university officials. The treated apartment was in the University Park Apartments, one of four Student Family Housing units on campus. Last year, UNL spent more than $450,000 to eradicate bedbugs in the residence halls, said UNL Housing Director Sue Gildersleeve. Part of that amount paid for bedbug-sniffing dogs to check all residence halls. In total, Housing heat-treated 197 rooms for the bugs. Gildersleeve said Housing has had “a handful” of reports this school year from students thinking they had bedbug bites
but had not captured a bug to show Housing according to Housing policy. Housing brought in bedbug-sniffing dogs to check the rooms of these concerned students. The dogs did not locate any bedbugs, Gildersleeve said. Gildersleeve said Housing left glue sticky traps in the rooms to catch any bugs, but so far nothing has been found. “The good news is that students have had an awareness and are calling us when they’ve had a concern,” Gildersleeve said. Gildersleeve encourages students to continue to be on the bedbug lookout. If students believe they might have bedbugs, they should try to capture the bug to show Housing for confirmation and contact the 24-hour desk in their residence halls. News@ DailyNebraskan.Com
Walter Bircher and Alex Adams, both junior mechanical engineering majors, stand with a shoe equipped with Tite Spikes, replaceable spikes for track shoes. Adams, a former UNL track and field athlete, developed Tite Spikes and launched the brand earlier this year.
spike in business Engineering major creates spike-changing system for runners story by Tammy Bain photos by Bethany Schmidt
unior Alex Adams doesn’t run cross country anymore, but he’s still got speed on his mind. Back in high school, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln mechanical engineering major noticed a problem with the spikes on running shoes: They were difficult to replace. Years later, his solution to this problem earned approval for use at the 2012 London Olympic Games and could even be used in Husker athletics. Adams created a new spike-changing system for running shoes, Tite Spike, complete with a nylon-securing patch on the spike that keeps it from falling out during competition. The shoes also have tiny wrenches fused to the tip of the laces for safekeeping. The traditional wrenches are easy to lose and can become stuck in the shoes during replacement, Adams said. The L-shaped, allen-style wrench slips through a hole in the side of the spike. When twisted, it removes the spike. The same process is used to replace it. Despite the result, which Adams called, “really, really simple,” restraints dragged out the process. Adams knew he didn’t want a spike that was too rough and could ruin the track. He also wanted to build a product that would be affordable to consumers, and one he could make in mass quantities. “If I can only make 10 of (the product), that doesn’t really do me any good,” he said. Meanwhile, Adams ran a “for-hire” business, he said, in which he did odd jobs. While it didn’t build a lot of profit, it did give Adams a sense of
One of the key aspects of the product is the Tite Spike wrench adhered to the end of the shoe’s lace. The wrench makes for easier insertion and removal of the spikes. owning a business. Adams’ business-ownership switched from the odd jobs to his spike-improvement company, Blue Inventor LLC, of which he is CEO. He invested thousands of dollars from computer repairs, photography and the lawn-mowing jobs he worked throughout high school and college. As the invention process took off, Adams began working at the same research lab as Walter Bircher, a junior mechanical engineering major. The two also lived on the same floor at Pound Residence Hall, and, as they spent time doing homework and hanging out, Adams began bounc-
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ing ideas off Bircher, who has a hobby for web design. Soon, Adams recruited Bircher as a web designer. While Adams worked on marketing his process, Bircher worked on making the website – BlueInventor.com – compatible with all major Internet servers: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer. It was a process that required two separate sets of HTML codes, Bircher said. “The website is pretty dynamic and it took a
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tuesday, september 18, 2012
Class explores Chinese culture kALEE hOLLAND dn
unl law professor will serve on trafficking task force
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Rachel Zeng explains different options for dumpling ingredients to her students at a cooking class in Leverton Hall on UNL’s East Campus on Monday evening. About 30 people came together in the classroom to steam, pan-fry and boil the meat and vegetable-filled treat.
common ingredients in dumplings • Vegetables like red pepper, carrots, cabbage and scallions • Lean pork or beef • Ginger • Soy sauce • Five spices powder • Red chili oil • Small dried shrimp • Chopped cilantro were divided up and cooked. When the dumplings were fully cooked, the students were allowed a taste of their own handiwork. Brian Sabatka and Susan Kruse, two of Selleck Quadrangle’s own Food Service workers, also attended the dumplings class. “We wanted to learn how to make (the dumplings) from scratch to maybe do them in the future for the Chinese New Year,” Sabatka said. Former Confucius Institute employee Joyce Young was also in attendance and said her desire to create the dumplings at home and
A professor of law at the University of NebraskaLincoln will serve as co-chair of Nebraska’s human trafficking task force research subcommittee. Gov. Dave Heineman appointed Anna Shavers to serve on the task force, which will investigate and research human trafficking in Nebraska, according to a university press release. Shavers began working at the College of Law in 1989 and is a “frequent national and international presenter on immigration and administrative law issues,” according to her UNL faculty profile.
unl holds its spot in college ranking
The 2013 U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 101st amongst the nation’s top universities. UNL is tied with four other schools in its ranking, which it also held last year, according to a university press release. The ranking placed UNL 47th among public universities, up two spots from last year’s ranking. The university’s academic reputation score and graduation rate both increased from last year, according to the release.
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Eve Huang, a Lincoln resident and teacher at Adams Elementary, prepares a pan of raw dumplings to be boiled. Dumplings are a popular food in China, where entire families will gather together to help in making a batch. share them with others brought her out. The initial offer for the cooking class was 20 pre-paid and registered participants. However, another 12 people called after the
class had been filled. Now, they’re on a waiting list, and a second class may be in their futures, according to Zeng. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM
Balloon launches a learning opportunity Maren Westra DN Herbie Husker is expanding his horizons. Dressed in an astronaut suit, the figure hitched a ride on one of three high-altitude weather balloons that were launched from Memorial Stadium during halftime at the Husker football game Saturday. The weather balloons ascended 18 miles into the sky and left the atmosphere, capturing images of the world beneath them before falling back to earth. According to Ethan Van Winkle, a senior physics major, weather balloons are commonly used, but the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is using them in a new way. In a brainstorming session, elementary and high school students – under the supervision of Van Winkle and junior physics and mathematics major Caleb Mayfield – decided to send seeds, insects and other materials with the balloons to see how they were affected by radiation once they left the atmosphere, Mayfield said. Mayfield was also a supervisor on the project. “They had some pretty good ideas,” Van Winkle said. Professor of physics and astronomy Greg Snow, a lead organizer on the project, said the students represented both Omaha Public Schools and Lincoln Public Schools. Four UNL undergraduate students and about 15 public school students were involved. According to Mayfield, two of the high-altitude weather balloons held the experiments, while the other was attached to a banner advertising the launch. The banner fell off the balloon sometime after the launch, Mayfield said, and whoever finds it and calls the contact phone number on it will have the opportunity to meet, take a photo with and get the autograph of NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson. Snow said some of the objects
sheldon seeks student Tour Guides
The Sheldon Museum of Art is searching for students who would like to become volunteer tour guides, or docents. Volunteers are not required to be artists or art historians and will be trained by the Sheldon staff to take students and student groups on tours, according to a press release. The next training session is Friday and will cover special exhibitions at the museum and information on the museum’s landmark building. Volunteers will also speak with museum staff and practice giving tours. The training will consist of six weekly meetings held on Fridays between 3 and 4:30 p.m. After docents complete training, volunteers will be expected to attend meetings and artist talks monthly to stay up to date with the museum’s programs and exhibits.
Community members gain insight into Chinese culture through cooking
In a busy, loud kitchen, almost 30 Lincolnites rolled, cut, mushed, formed and filled Chinese dumpling wrappers Monday evening at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln cooking and culture class aimed at introducing Chinese tradition to the community. Inside Leverton Hall, instructors detailed the origins, symbolism and meaning of the dumpling in Chinese culture, and then they set the cooks loose. “The mission is to teach language and culture, and promote cultural exchange between the U.S. and China,” said Rachel Zeng, executive associate director at UNL’s Confucius Institute, which hosted the dumpling-making event. Many of the participants came to the class seeking fun, while others sought Chinese culinary skills that could help them take part in Chinese tradition. “Our daughter ’s Chinese, and we wanted to give her a proper Chinese New Year,” Tish Fobben said. “It’s really interesting.” Instructor Ping’an Huang, associate director at the institute, gave a brief overview of the dumpling-making process, which included four main steps: dough preparation, fillings preparation, wrapper-making and cooking. From there, Huang explained there are three main ways of cooking dumplings: boiling in water, pan frying to make pot stickers and steam-cooking. Common fillings included various meats, eggplant, cabbage, carrot, celery, green onions and ginger, with various sauces for preferred tastes. After the presentation, Zeng and an assistant made the meat and veggie fillings for the students, using pork for one half and beef for the other. Then, the 20 dumpling students were instructed to wash their hands and begin forming the dough into the wrappers, made from a simple combination of bleached flour, water and salt. To create the wrappers, the dough was rolled into a coil and cut into small one-inch cubes, then flattened and rounded by hand and a rolling pin. With the wrappers formed, the filling was added and neatly folded in half. Then, the dumplings
A series of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women’s and Gender Studies Program lectures will focus on reproductive issues. The first lecture, titled “Whose Business Is It Anyway? Or, How the American Birth Control League Waged Battle Against Commercial Birth Control Clinics in the 1930s,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Nebraska Union. Associate professor of practice and associate director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program Rose Holz will discuss the birth control clinic movement in the 1930s, according to a university press release. There will be two more lectures on Oct. 25 and Nov. 12: “Surgical Sterilization, Regret and Race: Contemporary Patterns” and “‘This Giving Birth’: The Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth in African American Women’s History and Literature,” respectively. All lectures will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union.
animal science professor nets two awards
Animal science professor Terry Klopfenstein won two awards this summer for his research in cattle nutrition, according to a university press release. Klopfenstein received the first award, the American Feed Industry Association’s New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award from the Federation of Animal Science Societies, in July for his “pioneering and innovative research … that benefits mankind,” according to the release. The second honor, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Industry Leadership Award, recognized the professor for demonstrating “outstanding leadership … exemplary service and … significant contributions to the advancement of the cattle-feeding business,” according to the release. Klopfenstein has worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1965 and mentored more than 150 graduate students in animal nutrition. courtesy photo by trategic Air & Space Museum | University of Nebraska–LIncoln
Post Burst Chaos soars at 94,997 feet above the Earth. The balloon reached its maximum size before bursting and having a moment of weightlessness before starting its decent back to Earth. sent up included a box with seeds, a radiation-measuring device and half of an orange. The seeds were sent up to see if radiation affected their ability to grow. A control box containing the same variety of seeds was left on the ground with students. The radiation-measuring device, a Geiger counter, will determine how radiation changes with altitude. However, Snow said the results of that particular experiment are easily predicted: radiation and altitude are directly related, meaning as one increases, so does the other. The Geiger counter was sent up more as a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Victor Hess’ discovery of that relationship, Snow said. And the half of an orange was launched as an experiment in acidity.
The team responsible for that investigation will test the pH levels of the orange half that went to near-space and the other half that stayed on the ground. “Why not see what the effects (on different objects) are?” Snow said. “That’s what science is about.” Mayfield said the balloons were equipped with GPS so they could be tracked as they navigated near-space. Teams followed the balloons, driving vehicles and guided by the GPS. After about an hour and a half in the sky, they landed about 20 miles southeast of Lincoln in Palmyra, Snow said. A practice launch was held last week. The team released two balloons, one of which was fully equipped with scientific material, Van Winkle said.
Mayfield said he appreciated being involved on the project because “you get to hands on work with what you’re studying. You get to find out actually what happens.” According to a UNL press release, the Strategic Air and Space Museum, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the UNL Department of Physics, the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium, UNL 4-H, Lincoln Public Schools and Omaha Public Schools worked together on the project. “The coolest part (about this project) I enjoy the most is just getting kids involved in science,” Van Winkle said. “I care about the longevity of the investment we put in the kids.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
gloriana to play homecoming concert
American Music Award Breakthrough Artist winner Gloriana will play at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Homecoming concert Sept. 27. Emmett Bower Band will also play at the free 8 p.m. concert on the East Campus Mall. University Program Council, KX 96.9, the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Student Involvement, Campus Recreation and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs are presenting the show.
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tuesday, september 18, 2012
Selleck to promote Homecoming blood drive Jordan Huesers DN The Homecoming blood drive at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be back this year, and Selleck Quadrangle will promote the event. The Selleck residents chose to promote this as their homecoming event through a floor voting process last week. “We were looking for something simple but where we could make a good, large impact,” said Allie Lietzen, Selleck Quadrangle Council vice president. “As a whole, it was a great choice for us.” Leitzen, a freshman pre-law major, said although Selleck chose to publicize this event, which runs from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, any
residence hall can participate and encourage students to donate. “It doesn’t take a lot of effort, but it makes a big impact,” she said. Campus Red Cross workers will hold the drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the Nebraska Union those days. The campus-wide Homecoming Committee is also in charge of the event. “It’s important because we are saving lives, three lives a donation,” said SQC president Enrique Ramirez, a sophomore forensic science major. “We are helping people out there who need it the most.” This week, SQC plans to get the word out through flyers and posters. They’ve chosen the slogan “recruit, support and donate.” They expects to spend
homecoming blood drive when: Sept. 25-27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. where: Nebraska Union
about $50 on advertising. SQC members plan to attend the event to support and donate themselves. “You’re donating blood to people who need it,” said SQC secretary Shelby Eastman, a freshman biological sciences major. “Be positive and give blood.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
Podcast questions new voter laws UNL junior lends opinion to satirical political podcast, “No Vote for You?” Carl Mejstrik DN While not as extravagant as Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report” or quite as stinging as Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student had her own version of a politically satirical newscast in a podcast Sept. 14. Amanda Stoffel, a junior film studies and communications major, lent her voice to the second installment of the three-part series “No Vote For You?” on SpeechNeverDies.org. Recorded through the non-profit social issue-advocacy organization Loudspeaker, the podcast examines new voter ID laws that restrict voter registration and are gaining steam throughout the United States. These new laws aim to crack down on voter fraud and require that, before casting a ballot, voters must have state-issued identification, which will no longer include school IDs. Stoffel also discussed issues like reducing absentee ballot
days and ending election days the same day as voter registration, all while taking comical jabs at politicians and representatives. “These restrictions diabolically destroy our delicate democracy,” Stoffel said in the podcast. Stoffel railed against these restrictions, saying they will have an impact on minorities like African Americans, people with disabilities and out-of-state college students. “This has the potential to affect 5 million voters, which is a larger number than the margin of victory in two of the last three elections,” Stoffel said. On the website, an ACLU graphic shows that one in 10 Americans do not own a government-issued photo ID, while one in four African Americans do not own a government-issued photo ID. While discussing voter ID issues, Stoffel took numerous occasions to joke about Paris Hilton, Team Edward vs. Team Jacob and ‘80s-themed music videos. “Humor is a vehicle,” Stoffel said. “It’s lighthearted and eases the tension for an audience. Humor lets us talk to more people more easily.” All jokes aside, Stoffel wants people, especially students, to un-
derstand what the effect of these new laws can be. “The biggest challenge for student voters is understanding procedures,” Stoffel said. “Many students are unaware of the challenges that it may take to vote.” But state officials who support these voter ID laws believe changes will make voting more clear. Kansas has some of the strictest voting laws in the country, according to the Loudspeaker website, because Kansas law requires voters to present an ID before casting a ballot. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he believes these restrictions will result in a decrease of voting fraud. Aaron Duncan, the director of the UNL speech and debate team, as well as an adviser for the Loudspeaker group, is concerned with the opinions of officials like Kobach. “Voter fraud is a very miniscule offense,” Duncan said. “They make the voter ID laws difficult and it makes it seem as though it’s a part of a political agenda.” But, Duncan believes if more students become aware of the laws, there will be an overall better understanding. news@ dailynebraskan.com
MATH: from 1 out why people should consider double majoring in math,” Marley said. “It’s a new priority for us.” Velez takes on this effort at Arizona by poring over enrollment records and noting which students are taking math classes. “It’s a very time-consuming and gratifying job,” Velez said. After searching the records, Velez contacts students individually, whether they are math majors or not, and gives them some suggestions for future math classes that would fit their background. Velez said he gets students on his radar then continues to contact them with the hope they will enroll
We want to get the word out why people should consider double majoring in math. It’s a new priority for us.”
UNL professor Edward Walsh said research studying tigers’ sounds could help protect the endangered species from poaching and other threats. Walsh presented his research Sept. 14.
Audiology research could protect endangered tigers DANIEL WHEATON DN Research performed on tigers’ roars, chuffs and other sounds may provide another way to protect their dwindling population. Edward Walsh, director of the Developmental Auditory Physiology Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital and professor in the Special Education and Communication Disorders Department, spoke to students Friday about his research in tiger audiology. Walsh’s seminar was part of the Applied Ecology Seminars in Hardin Hall. “The problem is tigers have lost 93 percent of their range, and several subspecies have gone extinct,” Walsh said. Tigers’ range once extended across most of Asia. But because of growing human populations, their habitat has been destroyed. Walsh said throughout history, tigers have been hunted for sport and natural medicine. Now, as humans live closer to tigers, the creatures are often killed if they enter a village or other settlement. Walsh said poaching is the greatest threat to the remaining tiger population. He said his research could be used to protect dwindling populations by creating “sound shields,” or recordings of confrontational roars placed around a boundary between tiger and human land to prevent tigers from leaving a protected area. “Preventing poaching is the best thing we can do right now,” Walsh said. However, Walsh said such technologies are in the develop-
unl math professor and event host
in more math courses and eventually decide to either minor or major in mathematics. “I thought it was a very interesting approach to a problem that is not easily solved,” said Alex Kunin, a mathematics graduate student, of the method for increasing the number of math majors. But Woodward said UNL’s
math department can’t mimic the program that Velez implemented in Arizona. “You can never clone a program and just put it somewhere else,” Woodward said. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t take parts of what he does and implement it here.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
Panhellenic caps open recruitment Chapters with more than 128 members will be unable to recruit this semester elias youngquist dn
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Lincoln residents enjoy a mild and calm dusk on the Antelope Valley Trail in downtown Lincoln on Monday evening. After a cloudy, chilly morning, skies cleared and offered Lincolnites a colorful and comfortable late summer evening.
a break in the clouds Dana Bottger, a senior history major, and Carly Drumm, a senior marketing major, enjoy the warmer weather while sitting on the edge of the empty fountain outside the Nebraska Union on Monday.
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mental phase and implement- baritone,” Walsh said. ing them in some regions of Asia Walsh found the majority of would be complicated and expen- sounds fell below 440 hertz to as sive. low as 20 hertz. In musical terms, Using the tigers at Omaha’s the vocal range of tigers is deeper Henry Doorly Zoo, Walsh studied than the lowest note on a grand how tigers communicate with each piano. other in captivity. He recorded the “Strangely, we found the roars, purrs, chuffs and growls greatest amount of infrasonic enand noted what made ergy in the chuff each sound unique. — a friendly Tigers have a Alisa Halpin, a greeting,” very specific Walsh said. senior fisheries and wildlife major, asThe tigers in vocal repertoire.” the Henry sisted Walsh with the Doorresearch. She plotted ly Zoo chuffed the changes in tone, whenever two edward walsh unl professor intensity and duratigers were in tion of each sound. close proximity. “I want to help Walsh said once out endangered species,” Halpin the tigers were familiar with him, said. “This is a great way to do the tigers began to chuff to say so.” hello. Walsh said the tiger audiol“I’d chuff back as well,” Walsh ogy hadn’t been studied in detail said. before. He said the majority of Walsh also studied the physiinformation on tigers’ roars was ology of tigers’ larynxes. The laranecdotal descriptions. ynx, also known as the voice box, “Previously, some people be- holds the vocal folds that vibrate lieved that tigers’ roars contained to make sounds. infrasonic (sounds at an inaudible, “Tigers can drop their larynxlow frequency) energy that could es to decrease pitch and increase paralyze their prey,” Walsh said. pressure,” Walsh said. But Walsh found this was false. He used both live tigers and Tigers’ roars fall in two categories: the excised larynx of dead tigers to long-distance and confrontational. see how they made sound. Walsh The first category travels at least found tigers have very large larone mile and is used to mark their ynxes and large vocal folds. The presence in the wild. Long dis- combination allows tigers to make tance roars can be as loud as 140 the very deep sounds. Walsh decibels, or as loud as a jet plane. found tigers’ larynxes have a thin Walsh said the latter was used to opening which allows very incommunicate directly with other tense sounds to be made with little tigers. He said his research found pressure from the lungs. the roars were very tonal and gen“Tigers have a very specific erally in the lower frequency. vocal repertoire,” Walsh said. NEWS@ “You could say that tigers DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM straddle the line between bass and
The Panhellenic Council at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln voted Monday to set its open recruitment threshold at 128 chapter members, which will allow only five sororities to recruit additional members this semester. Any chapter past the threshold, or campus total number, may not open recruit after the initial recruitment week back in mid-August, according to Olivia Rauschenbach, a senior biological sciences major and Panhellenic Council president. The number was chosen based on the average of the 15 sororities. Only one of the 15 sorority delegates voted against the cap, allowing it to pass with a more than two-thirds majority. According to the UNL Office of Greek Affairs, the five sororities able to recruit additional members are Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Delta Delta, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi and Theta Phi Alpha. Delta Delta Delta, the sole dissenting vote, will be able to recruit five additional members, accord-
ing to membership totals provided by the Office of Greek Affairs. However, according to Kelsey Sestak, Panhellenic Council treasurer and a senior speech-language pathologist major, a roster update should be completed within the week, potentially allowing additional members to open recruit if their total memberships have gone down since recruitment. The council also began the process of electing a new public relations chair and continued preparations for Huskers Against Hunger. The all-Greek philanthropy, Huskers Against Hunger, will have its first fundraiser Wednesday at Lazzari’s Pizza, according to Jill Docter, a senior child, youth and family studies major, Panhellenic Council vice president and Huskers Against Hunger co-chair. For each $15 pizza purchased, 20 meals will be given to children in Lincoln or Haiti. Beer will also be discounted, according to the Facebook event. Volunteers have begun to sign up to package the meals on Sept. 25 and 26, according to Docter, including a large number of sorority members. “You guys are really awesome,” Docter said. “It’s great to see this come together because it’s something really close to my heart, especially after being in Africa all summer.”
Panhellenic Council meeting, sept. 17 issues Decision to set campus total at 128 members
votes Passed with 14 delegates in favor and one against Each sorority is also being asked to donate $18.69 per member, or the monetary equivalent of the year the University of Nebraska was founded. If a chapter reaches its fundraising goal, each member will each receive a T-shirt, Docter said. The council began the first steps of electing a new public relations chair by hearing speeches from five potential candidates. The new chair will be elected during the Sept. 24 meeting. news@ dailynebraskan.com
shoes: from 1 while to get anything functioning,” Bircher said. Adams recruited Tommy Brinn, a senior public relations and advertising major, with whom he ran cross country as a freshman, for the business’ public relations and advertising. He recruited Shawn Bernard, a senior marketing major, for social media. As Adams’ brother David Adams, a UNL alumnus, prepared to run in the Olympic trials, the inventor got the idea to market his product to the Olympics. He began the process in Spring 2012 by email, and by the day of the opening ceremonies, the International Association of Athletics Federation, the International Olympic Committee and Mondo Track Servicing Company all approved the product to be used by Olympic runners in the games. A shipping error resulted in the shoes arriving in London after the games had taken place.
The general idea we’re going through now is targeting the improvement of all athletic gear.”
Alex Adams tite spike creator
But that didn’t keep them off of Olympians’ feet: Chantae McMillan, a UNL alumna who ran in the Olympics, received her pair of shoes and distributed them to Keshia Baker, the gold medalist from the U.S. women’s 4x400 meter team, and Jason Richardson, silver medalist in 110 meter high hurdles for the U.S. men’s team. Now, Adams is working on patenting his product and putting it on the market. Through an entrepreneur class, he got in touch with NUtech Ventures, a company that connected him with a lawyer. His product is now patent-pending. The men are also working on
selling products to Nebraska Athletics in hopes to be used for the upcoming track season, Adams said. But the process doesn’t end here. “The general idea we’re going through now is targeting the improvement of all athletic gear,” Adams said. The men are working on concussion-improvement technology. Adams may stick with his company in the long-run after college if it generates enough revenue, he said. Either way, he said the shoes will be a stepping stone for his future. “In short,” he said, “I just like working on things.”
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Huskers deserve better opponents for lower prices What would you do with $1 million? Pay off your mounting student debt and ever-rising tuition? Buy a fancy new car and pay off the mortgage for your first house? The Nebraska Athletics Department would use that cash to bring in 1-2 Sun Belt opponent Arkansas State for a non-conference football game. That’s right, Arkansas State was brought in to lose a football game 42-13 to the No. 25 team in the country for the prize money of 15 questions from Regis Philbin. The Daily Nebraskan believes that’s too much money. That payout is the highest Nebraska has ever paid for an opponent. But now, that’s the “going rate,” Tom Osborne told The Associated Press earlier this week. “We believe that Arkansas State is a decent program and will provide an attractive non-conference matchup,” Osborne said in an email to the AP. “We probably could have gotten a lesser opponent for less money but are trying to maintain a reasonably strong schedule.” Arkansas State was only able to put up 13 points, and its defense stopped the Husker offense about as well as a penny on a train track. Not exactly a quality opponent, Osborne. By the end of the year the Huskers will dish out a combined $1.9 million to beat up on the aforementioned Red Wolves, Southern Mississippi and Idaho State. If Nebraska wants to get the best bang for its buck, it needs to continue to play games at home. But it can do better than paying $1 million for ASU. After all, the Huskers paid $750,000 for Arkansas State to come to Memorial Stadium in 2009. Instead, the Huskers need to schedule home-and-home series against quality opponents and get teams like Idaho State to come in for prices like the $600,000 tab going to the Bengals. Nebraska athletics is in the money-making business. The Huskers should get a bigger piece of that pie.
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Relax: Average GPAs earn degrees
s get degrees.” Students live by this phrase. Perfectionists, like me, cringe when we hear this phrase. Or, at least, we used to. The truth is, getting straight Cs in your required courses will result in a degree. Getting a C should imply an adequate understanding of what the course taught. Instead, getting a C is now associated with failing. Maybe it starts with your straight-A report card framed on the fridge. Or maybe it’s those “My kid’s an honor student” bumper stickers. Regardless, the brainwashing starts early. We’re indoctrinated to believe that being successful starts with getting an A. In an ideal world, this is how a grading scale should be viewed: As are exceptional and rare. You went above and beyond on a project and deserve a pat on the back for your dedication. Bs are above average. You should feel happy about it. Cs are NORMAL. Maybe you shouldn’t be excited about it, but don’t feel bad for meeting the requirements of an assignment. Ds are to be avoided. Fs are obviously bad. Your understanding is clearly lacking. Try new studying techniques, or maybe get a tutor. Culturally, we’re under the impression grades reflect performance. We’re also taught every child is a unique, brilliant prodigy. From the get-go, this is the grading scale we grow up with: Getting an A is exceptional … and you are the exception, all the time. Each cute sticker on your first grade assignments pushed this inflated understanding of self-worth. Bs are all right, but not praiseworthy. Cs are to be avoided; you can do better than average! Ds aren’t in the realm of possibility. Fs are sacrilege. This ideology doesn’t end in first grade, though. It stays with us into middle and high school. High school taught us being over-involved
DAMIEN CROGHAN would result in a scholarship. National Honor Society should have paid at least half of our tuition. And our involvement in art club would clearly result in payment for at least a semester of dorm life. Unfortunately, reality sets in. Art club was a financial bust. No one cares about our high school resume. Welcome to higher education. Only a select few college students receive any scholarship, and even fewer receive full-rides based off of academic performance. Even if impeccable grades didn’t result in financial compensation for college, one could argue that good grades in school will result in a better job. The simple reality is that employers don’t care about your grade point average. If you plan on going to graduate school, then go the extra mile for a 4.0. If you don’t, then stop freaking out! As college students, we should know better. Who hasn’t crammed for an exam, only to forget 90 percent of it a few days later? That A on your exam doesn’t necessarily mean you learned anything. But don’t worry, your memorization skills are spot on. Even with killer memorization skills, we’ve all received an “unfair” C on a project after meeting all of its requirements. That’s the point: Cs are meant to reflect satisfactory performance, not fail-
ure. If you pass a class, and it benefited you, then congratulate yourself. There are courses you should aim higher than a C, of course. “Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Although that quote is inaccurate as hell (the stars are much farther away than the moon), it makes a valid point. Sometimes you aim for an A, only to receive a C+. College is about improving in your chosen field. Your ability to cram and memorize ACE requirement nonsense doesn’t equate to real-world success. Higher education is a giant networking opportunity. It’s about who you know and how impressive your professional resume is. If you’re worried about these things, seek out advice at the Career Center (located at 230 Nebraska Union). People are there to assist you with mock interviews, resume writing tips and other such things. The pressure to receive an A causes many students to suffer from anxiety issues and panic attacks. This can cause a downward spiral, where students feel pressured to try academic performance-enhancing drugs such as Adderall. Some negative side effects of using Adderall include loss of appetite, vomiting and insomnia. More severe symptoms of abuse include urinary tract infections, depression and high blood pressure, according to WebMD. There are also the legal ramifications of being caught with a controlled substance. Getting caught selling or abusing Adderall is against the law. That blemish on your professional resume will hinder you much more than an average GPA. Getting an A isn’t worth a potential run-in with the law. Not only is that C acceptable, but hypothetically, you could receive a C in every college course and get the same degree as someone with a 4.0. In short, keep your A+ work ethic. Just don’t fret if you receive a C. Damien Croghan is a senior newseditorial and international studies major. Reach him at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com
Pocketless pants expose inequality
ast weekend, I headed home and spent some time with my 16-yearold brother. While working on some homework, I asked him if I could borrow a pen. He pulled out a cell phone, pocket knife, flashlight, jump drive, keys, wallet and several pencils before finally handing me a pen. I took this in stride, finished, stood up and my cell phone instantly slipped out of my pocket and hit the floor. Men and women are different creatures. They shouldn’t aspire to be exactly the same because individual differences are important. However, I dislike that my younger brother can fit a long list of items into his pockets, and I can’t even keep track of my cell phone. At the very least, men and women should be able to choose what stays in their pants (pun intended!). Yet the discrepancies in pockets, price and style between men’s and women’s pants take away this simple choice. My phone fell out of my pocket at our last section meeting, while typing this column and while editing. Clearly, the universe is speaking to me. My phone is a simple keyboard phone, nothing grandiose, and about half the size of many smartphones. Yet, when I perform a simple action, such as sitting down, my phone slips out of my pocket. Not only are women’s pockets proportionally smaller than men’s, at times they are nonexistent. Dresses, skirts, and many shorts are made without any pockets. Yet most suit pants and jackets for men include pockets. Men’s shorts also generally have multiple pockets, several of which appear to run the full length of their thighs. (This is probably how my brother manages to keep full length No. 2 pencils in his.) The pockets women do have are generally small and stylish, like women are supposed to be. The problem with these tiny pockets is that they promote appearance over functionality. Whenever women attempt to keep something in our pockets, it creates an unsightly bulge or simply fails all together (hence my uncooperative cell phone). Obviously, I persist in using my pockets despite this failure, but I would certainly prefer not to have to continuously reassemble my
never dream of even spending close to that. However, it shows the expectation that women are willing to pay for labels, and therefore companies are able to charge women any price they choose. Considering that women continue to make less than men, this price difference is especially interesting. When women are fortunate enough to get a high paying job, they have to buy expensive pants to support their image. Then the pants don’t even have proper pockets! Besides the cost of purchasing pants, women are offered a ridiculous number of styles, cuts, and colors, far more than necessary for the expression of personal style. Kohl’s website offers AMY KENYON 12 fits and 12 colors for women, but six fits and five shades of denim for men.1 While fashion is part of personal expression phone, and I think it’s unfair that I am given and it’s nice for a variety of individuals to have few alternatives to this problem. a variety of styles to choose from, the nature of Most often when I complain about this these styles is limiting. Women often struggle lack of reasonable pockets, I’m told, especially by men, that it makes sense because “Girls al- to find jeans that actually suit our bodies. If the ways carry purses.” While it’s true that at times pants fit our hips and thighs, they are loose at the women carry more items with them than men waist. Or they are designed to sit so low on our hips do, there are other times when we would prefer that our pants and shirts don’t to carry only a few things. meet and our midriffs show. Personally, I would settle for an The absence Midriff shirts were only someNCard, room key, phone and some what acceptable in the 1990s, cash, but I have nowhere to keep of pockets and that style should never be them. At college, it’s unnecessary to resurrected. add a purse to my trek across cam- may seem The absence of pockets pus, because a backpack provides innocuous, but may seem innocuous, but it’s sufficient space. another realm women are deHowever, when I head to a meet- it’s another realm nied access to. The statement ing or somewhere else that doesn’t women are denied that “girls always carry pursrequire my entire backpack, I have to es” assumes all women act in carry a lanyard with a pouch as a sort access to.” the same way and have the of substitute pocket. On other occasame style. Limiting any assions, such as parties or meals, it’s pect of women’s lives assumes inconvenient to keep track of an extra item such all women fit into a category of specific behaviors. as a purse or a lanyard. My hope is that someday my brother and I Another discrepancy becomes apparent will be able to shop for pants together in happy when men and women go to purchase a new equality. I won’t have to carry a purse for my cell pair of pants. Women’s jeans often cost about twice as much as men’s jeans. On JCPenny’s phone, money and keys. We will have selections that suit us and will pay fair prices. We will have website, women’s jeans cost an average of $30 equal opportunities for personal satisfaction. each, while men’s jeans are as low as $16. WomAmy Kenyon is a sophomore Engen’s designer jeans can run up to around $650 lish and theater major. Reach her at a pair, as shown on Gucci’s website. Certainly, opinion@ women don’t have to pay that much for every dailynebraskan.com. article of clothing, most women I know would
Musicians forgo cash for quick digital fame cameron mount dn
The Internet revolutionized access to music, and digital outlets are evolving today as rapidly as ever. Services like iTunes have existed for more than a decade, but more recently, “cloud” storage has emerged, where a theoretically limitless amount of music is available to stream from anywhere at any time. The music streaming service Spotify launched in the U.S. in July 2011 and has since grown ubiquitous, thanks to tight Facebook integration and partnerships with most major labels. Are these services beneficial to artists, particularly new musicians attempting to gain fans and success? Or are they a rash backlash to piracy that keeps artists from deserved profit? Cody Jones of Anchor Eighty Four Records believes that even for up-andcoming artists, the benefits of digital services outweigh the negative effects. “Overall, I think that digital outlets such as iTunes and Spotify are great in terms of people finding new music and having an outlet that is user-friendly and easy to access,” Jones said. “As far as revenue goes, iTunes has been a great source of income to small bands and labels alike.” While these services don’t eradicate piracy, Jones said they do provide new levels of convenience, which can expose an artist to bigger audiences.
“Kids are going to download the songs no matter what,” he said. “Outlets such as Spotify are just a faster way for kids to listen to the songs before their download finishes.” Local band No Tide is signed to Anchor Eighty Four Records, and vocalist Will Conner agrees that digital services have benefited the band, even if digital revenue isn’t as high as profit from selling physical copies. “Being the type of band we are that typically associates selling our music with DIY touring, we tend to sell more physical copies of our music at shows than anything else,” Conner said. “What we do sell on iTunes, etc., we don’t make much from. Apple gets something like one-third of the money, and our record label gets 50 percent of what’s left over after that.” Local country musician Lloyd McCarter grew up surrounded by music. He had further insight as to how much revenue these services provide. “With Amazon and iTunes, when I sell a digital download it’s 99 cents to you, and I get paid, I think, 60 cents,” McCarter said. “So it’s not as high as selling a disc at a live show, but one of the trade-offs is that I’m selling a lot of downloads to people in Europe who aren’t going to buy a CD at a live show.” McCarter has witnessed the decline of physical sales in recent years,
digital music: see page 6
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Ralph Lopez attempts to avoid a ball during the dodgeball tournament at The Bourbon Theater Sunday. “The bottom line is, that (dodgeball) is really fun and you don’t have to be athletic to play,” Lopez said.
Beautiful Brunettes emerge victorious in Sunday’s dodgeball tournament at the Bourbon jon augustine | dn
Gabe Nelson poses for a picture in the music room at his home in Lincoln Monday evening. After “following the guitar” on the road for nearly a decade, the Lincoln native resettled in his hometown and occasionally performs in the area with his 12-string guitar.
Rich tone of 12-string guitar justifies effort emily kuklinski dn Some Lincoln musicians are picking a new instrument as they experiment with new sounds and styles. They look to the 12-string guitar to stand out in the crowd. Typically the 12-string is seen as a specialty instrument – something musicians would pull out momentarily to add a different feel to particular songs. With double the amount of strings as its cousin, the 6-string guitar, it is able to produce a “deeper, fuller sound … adding more textures” to the music, said Guitar Center manager Josh King. Despite the musical benefits, learning and adjusting to the new playing style is what turns people off from learning 12-string guitar. “Some people are intimidated by it because of its size in the neck area where it’s a little bit wider,” local musician Gabe Nelson said. “The size and the number of strings intimidate them because it seems a lot harder to adjust to, but with practice, you get used to it.” Nelson has traveled across the US performing his songs and said he considers himself an anomaly in the music scene. In 18 of his
20 years of playing guitar, he has played the 12-string as his primary instrument in his shows. Although he was “amazed at the full harmonic sound to it” and said it is his instrument of choice, Nelson added it can be challenging to perfect. “It’s tricky to play because there is less room between the strings to strum,” he said. “It definitely takes a little practice, but playing the chords isn’t all that too far off from the 6-string.” King added making the switch from six to 12 strings can be difficult. “Since there’s twice the amount of strings, there’s twice the amount that you have to press to get that full sound,” King said. “Where if you only press half of it, you can still get just the 6-string sound out of it. Your fingers have to get used to pressing the strings.” Although the 12-string is able to provide musicians with a different variety of sound, both King and Nelson said they have found the instrument’s popularity depends on the artist and his or her songs’ requirements. “I’ve seen it more popular
Story by Kekeli Dawes | Photos by Morgan Spiehs
ine up, ladies,” shouted Patches O’Houlihan over the Bourbon PA system. Patches O’Houlihan wasn’t at the Bourbon Theatre this past Sunday; he’s a fictional character from the Vince Vaughn comedy “Dodgeball.” His spirit, as well as his famous “Five D’s of Dodgeball” (dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge) were in full swing on the Bourbon Theatre’s dance floor Sept. 16. Five-man teams hurled dodgeballs at each other to the soundtrack of “Jock Jams, Volume 4” from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The tournament was based on a double-elimination bracket, meaning each match had two rounds as well as a third tiebreaker round, if needed. The final prize was $300 – the total earnings from entry fees – and the secondplace prize was free tickets to a top show at the Bourbon. Chris Johnson, a Bourbon Theatre employee, organized this year’s tournament.
“We did it once, a year ago, just screwing around,” Johnson said. “My friend, Luke, was moving, so we had a couple drinks and played dodgeball on the floor. We had seven or eight teams last time, but this is more teams and more people today. It has been pretty fun.” Last year was a success for the Bourbon, but Johnson didn’t anticipate the response the tournament had this time around. “This time was a little unorganized, because I didn’t think I was going to get any teams,” Johnson said. “Last year it was hard to get seven or eight, but this time, I had to stop and say ‘no more teams.’” This tournament’s rapid growth makes Johnson even more excited for next year. “I think we are going to do it in two months or so, because I’ve got four to five more teams, besides the ones playing today, who are interested,” Johnson said. “I don’t know if we will go as far as getting a league going, but it’s a lot of down-
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this week in music Swans w/ Xiu Xiu, Vverevvolf Grehv w/ Dapose
Dylan more than just memory I WANT MY MTV ...BACK
Thursday, 8 p.m. The Bourbon 1415 O St. how much: $20 (in advance), $25 (doors) where:
Built to Spill w/ Helvetica and Sister Crayon
Thursday, 9 p.m. where: The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St., Omaha how much: $18 (in advance), $20 (doors)
Waterbenders w/ Tenderness Wilderness and More Machine Now Than Man
Duffy’s 1412 O St. how much: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20)
New In albums: “Mirage Rock” artist:
Band of Horses Columbia genre: Indie Rock label:
“The Sound of the Life of the Mind”
Ben Folds Five label: Sony genre: Piano Rock
Grizzly Bear Warp Records genre: Indie Rock label:
“G.O.O.D. Music: “Cruel Summer”
Kanye West label: Island/Def Jam genre: Hip-Hop
joe wade Flashbulb memory is a vivid mental picture of a moment and its circumstances. Most of us share a flashbulb memory of where we were and what we were doing on Sept. 11, 2001. Something happened and we were all moved, never to return. Just like the term suggests, it is similar to standing in front of a camera when the flash goes off. Some time later there is this blob of obscured vision. Our memories seem to act the same way to shocking, emotional news. I can still remember being 6 years old, walking into the living room to ask my parents to turn down the TV so I could sleep. When I looked at the screen to see what they were watching, there was a massive crowd of young people with hammers. They were all cheering and smashing a graffiti-clad concrete structure to bits. It was the Berlin Wall and, suddenly, I wanted to be there with them. On Sept. 11, 2012, Bob Dylan released his latest album, “Tempest,” which, in some ways, alludes to a much earlier time of creativity. More importantly, it established that Dylan is not merely a flashbulb memory for his fans; he’s still thriving as a musician. He’s writing songs to sing them in performance as opposed to collecting dust on an album. During the troubadour’s 50-year career, there have been several ups and downs. There have been moments when crowds of people were brought together, unified in spirit, because of what his music was saying to them. There were moments when it seemed he had abandoned the crowd, and there were even times when the crowd may have abandoned him. I think that, if history tells us anything about Dylan, it’s that no matter what he was doing at any given point during his career, people either accepted him or they didn’t. The audience has always come to Dylan and not the other way around. In the 1960s, when he had broken into the New York scene, Dylan merely wanted to sing the songs which spoke to him on a personal level. One of the musicians he greatly admired was Woody Guthrie. Dylan was trying to be Guthrie. When we are as young as Dylan was at the time, we tend to imitate. Folk music was enjoying a period of revival. Dylan, using Guthrie as his model, started writing his own songs, and they were really good. So good, in fact, that the young musician became iconic. The feeling came to a sudden halt within the folk music community when Dylan went electric and released
the song “Like A Rolling Stone.” Despite some alienation, new fans emerged, as well as new critics. For that story, grab a bottle of Beaujolais and find a copy of the movie “No Direction Home,” which concludes with Dylan’s motorcycle accident in 1966. Probably the lowest era in his career was the backlash he faced during the 1980s for focusing his attention on being publicly Christian and no longer playing his secular songs. He drove a huge portion of his fan base away. But, at the same time, he attracted new fans within the Christian community. Despite the new fans, the critical reception was scathing, and concert tickets were no longer selling the way they used to. By the 1990s, Dylan had returned to his folk roots and was again playing audience favorites. “Good as I Been to You,” which was released Nov. 3, 1992, is a notable album that helped restore his critical standing and has been viewed as Dylan returning to greatness. The 1992 album was recorded without a backing band in Dylan’s garage studio. Hearkening back to his first album, all the songs are covers of traditional folk tunes, not original material. Fans enjoyed the solo acoustic guitar arrangements and regarded it as a return to familiarity. The album reached No. 51 on the U.S. music charts. Probably every music fan has a flashbulb memory of their first concert. Mine was in 1992, and I’ll give you one guess who I saw. Tragically, I fell asleep during the third song. Upon recalling this memory several years later when trying to establish myself as a musician engrossed with everything Dylan, I was horrified. I didn’t rectify the tragedy until 2008. But by then, age had caught up with Dylan. His voice was nothing like the voice on the albums I had listened to. The music didn’t have the same feel, and I was forced to justify the experience by rationalizing that I may never get the opportunity again. Of course it wasn’t a bad show, but it was hard to see what was next. The music will never return to those early albums; that is too much to hope for. Those moments are gone, just like the Berlin Wall. If we find ourselves lost in moments of nostalgia, we must remember that we still have the recordings and photographs, even if they only appear in our heads. What we do have before us now, though, is an artist in his prime. Unlike Woody Guthrie who faded away quietly, Dylan is still kicking ass and taking names. 2012 wins this round. joe wade is a wanna-be dylanologist. reach him at arts@ dailynebraskan.com
band you might like.” He added this could mean new technologies in the future that cultivate exposure for local bands. “Maybe eventually they’ll have enough programming and coding to the point where they can personalize your music based on the city that you live in,” he said, “exposing you to music that’s just a few blocks away, rather than those coming through just once a year.” Jones agreed that future music access should be more personal, but he said he doubts if a stronger digital presence will accomplish this. “In the coming years I would love to see music take a step back from the digital world, in all honesty,” he said. “I do feel that the digital and online worlds have created a lot of false attraction to bands that just really aren’t
that great. It has made bands lazy in terms of self-promotion and actual touring. It’s oversaturated with bands that would have otherwise been filtered out by the ones that actually tour and work their butts off, like No Tide.” As digital music access continues to evolve, Jones said digital services may need to find new ways to forge the intimacy of past outlets. If they don’t, they risk weakening fan bases rather than strengthening them. “Playing shows, making physical flyers and posters and gaining new fans through good old word of mouth,” he said. “I feel that with an approach like that, you really gain fans for life, rather than with the digital world, in which you may only gain fans for now.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
digital music: from 5 saying these purchases now come mostly from fans looking to support the artist, rather than to gain access to the product. Still, he said even less profitable acts of support by fans are a welcome means of exposure. “Maybe they buy only one or two downloads, which isn’t real profitable to you,” he said. “But where’s the line drawn where that person tells five of their buddies, ‘Hey man, I found this guy online, you gotta check it out!’” Michael Todd is managing editor of Hear Nebraska, a non-profit which promotes local music. He said in the coming years, he hopes these digital services expand to make music access more personal. “That’s one of the best parts about digital music services, that you can use them to find new music,” Todd said. “If you like this band, here’s another
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Bob Dylan revisits, revises folk roots in ‘Tempest’ The legend’s 35th album garners rumors, critical acclaim joe wade dn Bringing the count to 35 during the first 50 years of his career, Bob Dylan released “Tempest” Sept. 11. Music critics have brazenly suggested Dylan is hinting at Shakespeare’s final play “The Tempest” as a way of announcing his final album. Dylan quickly dismissed the notion, stating the obvious difference between the two titles which, of course, is the definite article “the.” Perhaps he is trying to be cryptic to keep his critics guessing. After listening to the album, the sense of renewed inspiration and creativity will leave the listener wondering what’s next for the musical poet. Opening the dark veil of bluesy mystery, the lyrics enchant listeners with stories of tragedy and dens of lost lovers gambling in immorality. The album begins with the jaunty “Duquesne Whistle,” co-written by Robert Hunter from the Grateful Dead, which sets the mood for an old-fashioned, lusty train ride. “Soon After Midnight” slips quietly into romance station as Dylan’s gravelly voice eludes to a night of starry-eyed love, even if a little money had to change hands first.
The album then seems to change themes on the third song, “Narrow Way,” but maybe this theme has been there the whole time. It is hard to tell with Dylan. His lyrics often mean more than their first-listen face value. On the surface, the song feels like it would be sung in a church somewhere down South, the congregation rhythmically clapping along as the leader gives a sermon on Jesus’ temptation in the desert. Even the most amateur Dylanologist would pick the meat clean off the bone of that description. The normally reclusive, 71-year-old musician made headlines with an interview with Mikal Gilmore, which appeared in a recent issue of Rolling Stone. Dylan was asked about accusations from music critics, regarding the use of improperly cited material and the tradition of using quotations within the context of musical genres. His response, other than referring to those critics as “wussies and pussies,” was that he is simply working within his art form and is being unfairly singled out. Traditional folk music commonly builds off of other songs to say something new in a familiar way. This practice has been enjoyed without insult throughout the ages, up until the invention of the pop-music critics we know and hate today. Dylan’s scorn and openness in the interview provides a little insight into this strange album. In “Narrow Way,” “Pay In Blood” and “Scarlet Town” the
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religious allusions mask a possibly ugly and searing critique of America today. The title song, which is 14 minutes long and has no chorus, re-tells the sinking of the Titanic. Dylan casually mentions the name “Leo,” most likely referring to Leonardo DiCaprio. If “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” is really about nuclear fallout, then “Tempest” is the foretelling of sinking of something much larger than the Titanic. Closing out the album with “Roll On John” as a tribute to John Lennon, a close friend of Dylan’s, the music fades away like the lingering taste of wine. Lennon may be rolling in his grave over the state of the world today, but it is nice that Dylan still has something to say. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
‘Battle Born’ disappoints with cliche lyrics, hackneyed sound The Killers’ fourth studio album showcases Flowers, alienates the band chance solem-Pfeifer dn Bands with frontmen should be thankful for them. Usually a loose-lipped looker, they drum up interest, start rivalries and create a popular image for what otherwise might be seen as just a crew of good musicians. But the dominance of a frontman needs a stopping point. Let the him pick the feathery coats and the neon stage props, but in the studio, there had better be creative levity between the band’s face and its body. “Battle Born,” the fourth studio album from The Killers, wreaks of this imbalance. Ever since the Las Vegasbased (and Las Vegas-adoring) four-piece burst on the scene in 2004 with “Hot Fuss,” frontman Brandon Flowers has shown brilliance as a songwriter with thematic and balladic anthems, like “Dustland Fairytale” and “All These Things That I’ve Done.” And when he’s slipped, Ronnie Vannucci (drums), Dave Keuning (guitar) and Mark Stoermer (bass) have always been there to catch him. The Killers’ third record, the crackling and eclectic “Day and Age,” is hinged on melodies that attack and relent with an undercurrent of instrumentation (spear-headed by Keuning’s guitar) that is never still. That’s what makes them The Killers and not the Brandon Flowers Band. “Battle Born” is a static record. It bears great sonic and lyrical similarity to Flowers’ 2010 solo effort “Flamingo,” with
instrumentation dialed back to showcase unremarkable Americana lyrics. Now, reunited with his three bandmates, Flowers sings of nostalgia, deserts, cars, blue-eyed women, heaven, hell and everything else in the American rock lexicon to the point of exhaustion with his megaphone, chest voice. The lead single from “Battle Born” is “Runaways,” an apparent best version of the what The Killers are attempting to do with every other song on the record: “TEMPEST” a rock chorus fit for a stadium, an earth-swallowing guitar and Bob Dylan bass drop and the musical phrasing that should come second nature to rock stars. Yet this phrasing is somehow lacking the on rest of the album, leaving Flowers’ words naked and dissonant against the music. In no small way, “Battle Born” fails in both its lyrical aspirations (in terms of any originality) and its ability to present those lyrics as something worth latching on to. Flowers’ idiosyncratic phrasing is laid over the top of disappointingly tame synth and drums, which fail to mask attempts at nostalgia that come off more like petulance. “We used to laugh/now we only fight” or “Can it be the way it was/my heart is true/girl, it’s just you I’ve been thinking of” or “Don’t want your picture on my cell phone/I want you here with me.” From “The Way It Was” to “Here With Me” to “Deadlines and Commitments,” Vannucci, Keuning and Stoermer let Flowers wade into an awkward, cliche-ridden embrace with an old lover, while they stand halfheartedly to the side, acting as more of a soundtrack than a band. The Killers indulge in tries at smooth jazz and self-aware Auto-Tune before ducking back to the Springsteen-cover band
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impression that defines the record. In the 21st century, when identifiable (or perhaps selfidentifying) rock stars are sparse, The Killers fit the bill definitively, trying to back up their “best band in the world” claim, embroiling themselves in rivalries with Green Day, touting their Las Vegas roots and subscribing unabashedly to a “bigger is better” mantra. For a band that has always raged forward (even to sometimes jarring effect on 2006’s “Sam’s Town”), “Battle Born” is a tepid homage to territory that John Mellencamp, Boston and The Boss have marked thoroughly. Las Vegas itself, with the sparking and dust-ridden visages that have populated Killers’ songs since moment one, now rests as an uninspired, corporate megaplex rising out of the desert, selling what it used to be. And so go its sons. If the Nevada boys, like their state, were born in battle, conceived from wars of swagger and controversy, then they’re resting on their peacetime laurels too heavily. Arts@ dailynebraskan.com
Dodgeball: from 5 town bars. We try to do it the day after gameday for people who work all day at gameday can party here. This is kind of a nice day off.” Jeremiah Moore, the owner of the Bourbon Theatre, said he is also excited about the tournament’s success. “I’m looking forward to doing this all again,” he said. The owner was the emcee and partial-referee for the entire tournament. “I possibly may have been born to be an emcee,” he said. “At least in the shower I am.” Moore said he finds the surprises of the tournament as enjoyable as his impromptu emceeing gig. “Universe Contest is out,” Johnson said. “We thought they would be in still, but I think they smoked too many cigarettes, so they lose.” Universe Contest was a favorite after sweeping last year’s tournament, but they were removed first round. The Bourbon Team tried to claim the spot as home-court favorites, but after an early loss, they had to fight their way up to the semifinal, which they eventually lost. Who knocked them off the straight and narrow path to victory? The rag-tag team from Hear Nebraska who changed their name to Fear Nebraska. Fear Nebraska fought and defeated some of the best squads from the start of the tournament, until the final qualifying rounds. They were the last undefeated team up to the finals. Chris Johnson, who had a good view of the teams when the tournament began, said he was surprised. However, Hear Nebraska co-founder Andrew Norman said he believed in his team. “I think we have a pretty good
team,” Andrew Norman said, “and we have a lot of heart. We’re nothing but passion and throwing arms, really. I can’t say it surprises me, though. There are a lot of great teams. We are lucky to be in the finals.” The Fear Nebraska team was also the only squad to compete that had a coach. Angie Norman, co-founder of the music journalism site, preferred fighting from the sidelines. “I’m really proud of the team, and they are listening to everything I told them to do,” Angie Norman said. “What I told them is private, because we don’t want to give away our strategies.” She said she coached because of unpleasant grade school memories. “I’m deathly afraid of dodgeball because I got the wind knocked out of me so much as a kid,” she said. Andrew Norman came out with the Fear Nebraska team on a mission. “There is this stigma about writers, and journalists in general, that we are just pencil pushers sitting in dark basement newsrooms all the time and not necessarily so competitive,” he said. “So we wanted to prove that journalists can throw dodgeballs and hit people and also catch them and run around a little bit.” Fear Nebraska played cool. Angie Norman called it the “calm before the storm.” “It’s all about putting everything you have into it, because we are always the underdogs, and we root for the underdogs, so it’s about proving it rather than talking a bunch of smack.” They may have been the underdogs at the beginning, but that quickly changed as they racked up
the wins. To a final crew, a good dodgeball team wasn’t about heart. Sam Stinson’s Beautiful Brunettes was the final squad Fear Nebraska had to face. Their path to victory wasn’t as straight as Fear Nebraska’s; they had their share of losses, even to the music journalists. The band of friends said this didn’t phase them. They were realistic about facing the undefeated favorites of the dodgeball tournament, but they were confident in their team. Stinson’s Brunettes were one of the few teams of friends left among groups representing Lincoln venues. “The original members of the team were all brunettes, and my mother called herself and a friend of hers ‘The Brunette Babes,’” Stinson said. “One day someone asked me what my clique of friends were named, so I said we called each other “The Brunette Babes.’” Stinson said he loves the name and his crew equally. “We have a lot of talent, a lot of heart and a lot of goodwill in our corner, so I think we will prevail,” Stinson said. “When we do win, just go talk to our MVP, Evan Hill.” The only blond member of the squad had a thing or two to say about his future opponents. “You know those Hear Nebraska guys are cool, sort of gangster, in their own way.” Hill said. “I have a feeling they’re doing some sort of mobster shit in there. They’re tough. We played them already, and they beat us. We slaughtered them one round, so hopefully we can do that four times.” The final showdown proved to be a tough battle.
Because the tournament is a twoloss knockout, in order for any team to dethrone Hear Nebraska, they would have to beat them twice. Stinson’s Brunettes had to play two full dodgeball games against the favorites, right after their quarterfinal win. But Hill was confident the team could pull out a win. “We still have it in us,” he said. It’s just two more games; it could be anybody. And we’re in good shape. Sam’s Stinson’s Brunettes are going to knock them out.” In that first match, Stinson’s Brunettes won the tiebreaker. All three rounds were long and strained; both teams were tired and determined to make every shot count. After an upsetting loss, Fear Nebraska fought with fury in the second match’s first round. They beat Stinson’s Brunettes to the wall, leaving Hill the last man standing to dodge a flurry of shots from Fear Nebraska. They pulled out of the round with a victory, but Stinson’s crew returned with vengeance, sweeping Fear Nebraska in two quick rounds. Before Stinson’s Brunettes could celebrate, Moore called for a rematch. Fear Nebraska lined up quickly, ready to jump at the opportunity to take one last win, but as soon as the whistle blew, Stinson’s Brunettes pummeled them more quickly than ever. Stinson’s Brunettes ran to the stage to claim their prize as the team from Hear Nebraska walked to the bar to meet their friends. “I’m going to go to Hollywood and buy a nice ‘80s Jaguar,” Hill said. “Stinson’s Brunettes are going to live up in Beverly Hills after this.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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“Who,” in which both artists sing to create an interesting harmony. But after it ends, the album alternates back When the announcement of An- and forth between Byrne and Clark, each only popping up occasionally to nie Clark (of St. Vincent) and David Byrne doing a collaborative album sing backup for the other. From a sound perspective, the altogether came about, eyebrows were bum seems to be more influenced by raised. Both artists are highly reByrne. Each song features an entire garded for their individuality and brass section that often plays in spowillingness to break through genres to create unique sounds. As evident radic, blunt blasts to emphasize what the vocalist is singing. Most songs in David Byrne’s “Like Humans Do” and St. Vincent’s “Save Me From are up-tempo, which works with the horns to create a feeling of summer What I Want,” both artists can be selfinvolved, deriving art from their id- and warmth, even in the track titled “Ice Age.” iosyncrasies and bad habits. The idea “TEMPEST” The back-and-forth between of the two of them working together, the two artists is a large part of what however initially enticing it may have Bob makes Dylanthis album so fun to listen to. been, was a cause for concern. Would David Byrne’s voice has a slight tinge they even sound good together? of crazy, much subdued from his days Turns out the answer is a hornin the Talking Heads, but it is still very filled yes. audible if you listen. Like in her other Because both artists are known for their unique voices, their album, albums, Clark’s voice is still soft and melodic; at times, it is nearly motherly. “Love This Giant,” works as a balancThe juxtaposition between the ing act. The album opens on the track two doesn’t end there, though. Byrne
is 30 years older than his partner, creating a sense of bold naivety whenever Clark sings. This is largely evident in the back-to-back tracks of “The Forest Awakes” and “I Should Watch TV.” The first is a swelling adventure in which Clark sings about being there when her friends need her. The song, one of the best in “Love This Giant,” changes keys dramatically halfway through, and Clark’s voice becomes drowned out by the moaning horns building behind her. It’s achingly personal and one of the only times we hear the trademark St. Vincent-style electric guitar. “BATTLE BORN” Then “I Should Watch TV” plays and you hear Byrne muse about how Killers he should watch TV more to help him understand those around him. It’s a much different perspective; this is a man looking at his life and casually trying to solve problems. This difference is what the album is all about. These are two artists with widely different experiences and ideas, but they’re able to
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12 string: from 5 among the singer-songwriters where it’s just one person on the stage performing their songs,” Nelson said. “Using (the 12-string) gives the songs more of an ensemble feel, which you couldn’t achieve with only a 6-string.” King added the 12-string lacks a strong following. “At (Lincoln Guitar Center) we haven’t seen much demand for it. It all just depends on the type of music that you’re going for. The most popular is still going to be the 6-string by far.” Crescent Moon manager Mark Lowe opens the cafe as a venue for local artists and said he only sees one performer regularly use a 12-string guitar. “A couple of guys will use it some of the time, but never for the whole show,” he said. Despite its unique sounds and qualities, the 12-string has yet to become a prominent component of today’s music scene. Still, artists such as Nelson attempt to bring it out of its wooden shell and into the public eye through local performances. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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Josh King demonstrates a few licks on the 12-string guitar at Guitar Center in Lincoln Sunday afternoon. King is a manager at the store and said while the 12-string guitar isn’t exactly a popular seller in Lincoln, it’s a great way to add a unique sound and texture to a musical project.
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Morrissey When: Nov. 1, 8 p.m. (doors at 7) Where: Rococo Theatre How much: $45 Steven Morrissey is best known for his work with the UK band The Smiths, but when the band split in 1987, he had no trouble making it on his own. Pitchfork Media called Morrissey “one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last 20 years.” Expect to hear Morrissey’s deep voice belting out some soul-wrenching lyrics.
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Beats Antique When: Oct. 26, 9 p.m. (doors at 8) Where: Bourbon Theatre How much: $16 adv, $20 doors Working their way up the totem pole of electronic music, Beats Antique is making a name for themselves. With a fusion of belly dance, hip-hop, jazz and afro-beat influences, they truly have an eclectic sound. Beats Antique dropped some groovy notes at Red Rocks during their summer show with Thievery Corporation, and they don’t expect to disappoint as the tour continues.
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Taking Back Sunday When: Oct. 12, doors at 7 p.m. Where: Bourbon Theatre How much: $25 adv, $28 doors While Taking Back Sunday hasn’t released any new jams since June 2011, the group has proved that oldies are still goodies. In celebration of their 10th anniversary, they plan to play their first album, “Tell All Your Friends,” in its entirety. Make sure you don’t miss this show.
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Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson When: Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Where: Pershing Center How much: $38.50 (general admission) One of the year’s most anticipated rock concerts comes to the Pershing this fall, and you’re going to want to be there. “The Twins of Evil” show with JDevil (Jonathan Davis), the lead vocalist for Korn. Be prepared for a hellraising moshpit and don’t forget your eyeliner.
Mac Miller When: Sept. 18, 7 p.m. (doors at 6) Where: Pershing Center How much: $29.50 adv, $35 doors When UPC hosted Mac Miller at the Bourbon last October, tickets sold out almost instantly. So, it’s no wonder that he’s moved to a bigger venue this year. Get ready for some fresh beats from Miller’s recently released “Macadelic” and be sure you’re rockin’ a snapback!
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Nebraska disappointed by results at Midland invite Matt Nathan DN Disappointment. That was the feeling in Nebraska men’s tennis team’s locker room after this weekend’s Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas. “We didn’t have great results,” Coach Kerry McDermott said. “I felt we could do a little bit better … it’s the first tournament of the year.” Freshman Dusty Boyer won his first match, then lost his next match in the second round of the tournament. Freshman Marc Hermann had lost in his first round, but got a chance to play other opponents. “I think it’s just nerves with Marc,” McDermott “He beat some pretty good guys from TCU.” Although Boyer and Hermann lost early, McDermott still believes in his new recruits. “I think they’re going to do some great things for our program in the future,” he said. Besides Boyer and Hermann, seniors Andre Stenger and Brandon Videtich also played in the tournament.
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Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is back to work after making a trip to the hospital in an ambulance during NU’s win against Arkansas State on Saturday.
progress near the Nebraska goal head man to these coaches. He’s line, forcing a field goal. not a boss, he’s a mentor. He’s The Huskers surged, scorpart of the reason these guys ing another two touchdowns to have their jobs. He has put his add to their 15-point lead, sealfaith in them. He trusts them. There was pain in their eyes. ing the win despite their absent coach. “There are so many life lesSaturday night, Pelini resons I think our guys can take from this,” Papuchis said. “It’s turned home. Sunday, he was back at work. The been a very try“severe hearting and emoI don’t have burn,” coupled tional week. any issues. with dizziness and “You hear lightheadedness, the term ad- One thing I do had passed and the versity thrown coach was given “a around a lot in is take care of clean bill of health” athletics. But myself.” by doctors. the theme this “I don’t have week was how bo Pelini any issues,” Pelini are we going to nu football coach said. “One thing respond.” I do is I take care In the secof myself. I always have and I ond half on Saturday, the team think that’s one of the reasons responded shakily at first, turnI’ve never had any health issues ing the ball over and giving up and I’m not going to have any 10 points off fumbles to Arkansas State. But then confidence going forward.” sports@ built up. The defense stepped dailynebraskan.com up, halting the Red Wolves’
burkhead: from 10 ball for a long time. It’s not like he all of a sudden forgot how to run the ball. He knows what he’s doing.” Sophomore fill-in Ameer Abdullah rushed for over 200 yards in Burkhead’s absence, but he welcomes the senior back into the fold. Abdullah said he brings skills that the rest of Nebraska’s backs don’t have. “He’s a lot better than me right now,” Abdullah said. “I guess I’m a little quicker than him, maybe, but for the most
part, Rex has the upper hand on all of us.” Burkhead stood on the sidelines of Nebraska’s loss to UCLA Sept. 8. Saturday, his role will go from emotional and intellectual support back to yardage and touchdown support on the field. “I hate just watching everything go on,” Burkhead said. “But at the same time, it makes you hungry. It makes you work.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Huskers wrap up Texas tourney Staff report DN The Husker women’s tennis team finished out its season-opening tournament on Sunday with a few wins and a few losses. The Huskers received no team score from the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational, but did have a few players make their way deep into the tournament rounds. In singles play, senior Stefanie Weinstein led the Huskers with a runner up finish in the consolation tournament. She beat Penn State’s Devan McClusky in the semifinal round before losing 9-8 in the final to Penn State’s Carmen Sandor. Senior Janine Weinreich advanced to the consolation semifinals as well but fell to Sandor in that match 8-4. Both Weinreich and Weinstein had their semifinal matches suspended Saturday night by darkness. T h e Huskers came up short in doubles play. We i n s t e i n weinstein and Weinreich lost to a team from Texas Tech 6-8, and senior Patricia Veresova and freshman Maggy Lehmicke fell to the tournament’s top seeded team, Rice’s Dominique Harmatch and Natalie Beazant, 8-2. The Huskers next action is in two weeks when they head to Los Angeles for the Riviera All-American Championships. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
I think overall we just need to work on playing more matches. We definitely (have) the talent this year.” Brandon Videtich nu tennis player
Their results weren’t much better than the freshmen’s. “Andre lost 7-5, 6-4. He was up 5-3 for the first set … he had opportunities to win,” McDermott said. McDermott said it was disappointing watching Stenger lose because he had won big matches back home during the offseason. “For me as a coach, it’s just disappointing. For (Stenger) to have a good year, he’s going to have to learn to stay positive and compete hard.” As for Videtich, who lost both his first and second match, he knows it wasn’t the best tournament, but he is staying positive and learning from it. “It was still good to get out there,
especially for the freshman to see what the competition will be like in college and it was still a really good experience … we got a lot of matches in so it was good overall,” Videtich said. Videtich believes that the team needs to keep working and move on from Midland. “I think overall we just need to work on playing more matches,” he said. “We definitely (have) the talent this year, but I think just getting in as much match play as possible (is important).” But after the sloppy performance, McDermott isn’t giving up on the Huskers.
“I’m not gonna throw the towel in just because we didn’t have good results,” he said. “I think, with our guys, it’s going to be basically believing in themselves and learning to compete on a higher level.” McDermott believes a big problem his players have is being too confident in games. At Midland, he noticed some of his players have a tough time, finishing the competition despite being up multiple games. He also believes when his players do lose, they get too down on themselves and are too worried about what the coaches will say and do. “Our guys have to learn to compete hard every point no matter what the score is, doesn’t matter who you’re playing,” he said. After this weekend’s results, McDermott isn’t wasting any time creating new doubles teams. “We’re gonna experiment … Andre could play doubles with someone else,” he said. “By second semester we’ll have some good combinations to go and I think we’ll have some strong doubles.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
cupcakes: from 10 Both Michigan and Michigan State have No. 11 Notre Dame on their schedule as well. The Spartans lost to the Irish last weekend, while Michigan faces them this weekend. Pelini said those games against ranked opponents are difficult to schedule. “There are a lot of scheduling difficulties,” Pelini said. “Just look throughout the country. I’ve talked to a lot of coaches and a lot of them aren’t real fond of playing these (lesser) games.” Trying to schedule those games against ranked opponents is tough because of how far in advance games are scheduled now, Pelini said. Nebraska’s schedule for the 2016-2017 season is already completed, while there are games scheduled for the 2019 season. “Sometimes I have Coach Osborne asking me about a game in 2020,” Pelini said. “It’s like, ‘my goodness, I’m just worried about getting through today.’ It’s an interesting dynamic.” Money also factors into the equation. Arkansas State received $1 million for playing Nebraska this weekend, which ended up a 29-point loss for the Red Wolves. Other small schools receive handsome sums to play bigtime opponents as well. FCS member Savannah State got $1,335,000 to lose to Oklahoma State and Florida State by a combined score of 139-0. Players don’t even care a lot of the time what team they play in the offseason, according to NU safety P.J. Smith. “I don’t really think about how good the team is that we are playing,” Smith said. “I just view it as another game that we need to win.” Pelini may not want to play Idaho State Saturday, but he knows his team needs to focus. He won’t allow any talk of the conference season until Satur-
big ten notable nonconference opponents Northwestern:
Three of first four games were against power six conference schools — Syracuse, Boston College and Vanderbilt
One team was against power six school, California
Penn State: Virginia
No. 1 Alabama, No. 11 Notre Dame
No. 11 Notre Dame
Then No. 24 Boise State, then No. 20 Notre Dame
Now No. 19 UCLA
You try to do what you can to schedule games against better opponents. I’m not big on these games. I’d much rather play Division I-A opponents.” bo pelini
nu head coach
day’s game ends. The Bengals will be the only team talked about this week in practice, according to Pelini. “It’s first things first,” Pelini said. “To be where we want to be down the road we have to get better this week. “The way we look at it is, we play Monday through Thursday, and then your test is on
Saturday. Your approach can’t change. We can’t just roll the ball out there and say it’s going to happen for us. It doesn’t work that way. If this football teams wants to get where we want to get, then we have to stay on edge.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
dn Big ten homeroom 1. Ohio State (3-0)
Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller saved Ohio State from defeat at the hands of California last week. The sophomore quarterback hurled the ball for 249 yards and 4 touchdowns in a performance that warrants whispers of the word “Heisman.” The rest of the team, outside Miller and maybe the receiving corps, looked shaky. However, the rest of the Big Ten didn’t look much better. Although the Buckeyes can’t win the conference, they remain the Big Ten’s best team.
2. Michigan (2-1)
Alabama’s 52-0 thrashing of Arkansas gives Michigan a boost in this list. The Wolverines, who looked crippled at the hands of the Crimson Tide, have bounced back the last two weeks, reaching a pinnacle in Saturday’s 63-13 slaughter of UMass. Eight different Wolverines scored touchdowns in the game, and this team appears to have some of the potential early pollsters saw.
Venric Mark, could have the potential to surprise in this year’s weakened Big Ten.
4. Michigan State (2-1)
The Spartans did not live up to expectations against Notre Dame. It’s hard to tell at this point if Michigan State is slumping or if Notre Dame is on the rise, but this team is beginning to raise question marks. The defense everyone was talking about from Michigan State looked deflated at times, and the offense failed to make any progress or advance in its development.
5. Nebraska (2-1)
The Husker defense showed a lot of promise on Saturday against a viable offense. Gus Malzahn, the former national title winning offensive coordinator of Auburn, coached the Arkansas State offense to impressive showings in its first two games, but the Blackshirts managed to hold them under 300 yards and without an offensive touchdown. Turnover issues surfaced for Nebraska, but if they can keep those capped and can keep progressing defensively, things will get better. And 3. Northwestern with star I-back Rex Burkhead coming back from (3-0) Northwestern is one of three a knee injury this week against Idaho State, this remaining unbeatens in the team may be able to turn the page from UCLA. Big Ten. Although the Wildcats haven’t played a marquee op6. Purdue ponent, they have played three (2-1) solid opponents in Syracuse, The Boilermakers Vanderbilt and Boston College, may very well end claiming wins in each match. up winning the This team, propelled by the versatile quarterLeaders Division. back Kain Colter and electrifying running back With Ohio State
and Penn State ineligible, and Wisconsin tank- UW coach Bret Bielema has his work cut out for him ing, Purdue looks to be the most polished team if he wants to win an incredibly weak Leaders Diviin that division. Quarterback play is still a con- sion this season. cern, with two guys rotating in, but early signs are positive. 10. Iowa (2-1) The Hawkeyes got 7. Illinois (2-1) over their loss to Iowa Illinois recovered from its 45State quickly with 14 loss to Arizona State hangthree touchdowns over with a 44-0 domination of against another incupcake Charleston Southern. state rival, Northern The Illini’s top quarterback NaIowa, on Saturday. than Scheelhaase is scheduled Iowa will have another chance at a cupcake this to return to the starting lineup week when Central Michigan comes to town. But this week for IU’s game against watch out for the Hawkeyes’ first interesting game Louisiana Tech. in their Big Ten opener against Minnesota. With the veteran signal caller back the Illini should be more effective in the passing game. 11. Penn Don’t look for a repeat of what happened in TemState (1-2) pe, Ariz., to occur again. The Nittany Lions got their first win of the Bill O’Brien era Saturday against a The Golden Gophers less than impreswill be without sive Naval Acadstarting quarterback emy. But Happy MarQueis Gray for a Valley should take what it could get. It doesn’t look at least a few weeks like things will get much better for PSU this season. after losing him to a high ankle sprain. Look for Minnesota to be tested behind sophomore 12. Indiana (2-1) backup Max Shortell in the squad’s first true test Ball State is probably against Syracuse. most famous for being the alma mater of late night television host Da9. Wisconsin vid Letterman. But this (2-1) week the Cardinals’ letThe Badgers’ 2-1 record termen on the football might seem good. But field put Ball State on the it could be a lot worse. map with a 41-39 victory Even though the coachagainst Indiana. The Hooes continue to put the siers’ defense gave 440 Badgers in the Top 25, it’s apparent the squad’s yards of offense and couldn’t hold Ball State, a team mercenary quarterback that went .500 in the MAC last season, on its last system is ineffective this year after UW barely es- possession. Compiled by Robby Korth caped from a game against Utah State. and Chris Peters
8. Minnesota (3-0)
tuesday, september 18, 2012
Gillick takes roundabout path to Nebraska Lincoln-native golfer Kevin Gillick came back to NU for his senior season
well.” Determined to have a strong senior season, Gillick made sure to put in the work necessary to bring improvement to this year. And for Gillick, that meant making improvements in both the physical and mental areas. Gillick staff report said he has worked with his golf coach to make improvements in University of Nebraska men’s his swing and make it more mechanically sound. golfer Kevin Gillick didn’t have But perhaps the area Gillick the most traditional path of playhas worked on the most is the ing for the Huskers. mental aspect. Gillick said he has Although Gillick is from Linbeen working with coln, he originally some of the sports didn’t want to play psychologists at the for the Huskers, even University of Nethough he was recruitbraska-Lincoln to beed by the team. Gillick come mentally tough. instead decided to folThat way, he says he low the steps of his can slow down his older brother Anthony pace, and really think and headed to Denver through the game University. more. “I chose Denver With some time to because I wanted to make these changes get out of here,” Gilthroughout the sumlick said. gillick mer, the improvement Gillick got his eswas apparent in Gilcape in the form of lick’s first match of the playing with the Pioneers for two years. But after his season two weekends ago at the sophomore year, he decided he Fairway Club Invitational. Gillick needed a change, and for him that led the Huskers to a team victory by finishing second overall with a meant coming back to Lincoln. Because of transferring, the three round score of 219. “I started off the first 13 holes senior is only in his second seaslow, but I had better rhythm son at Nebraska. While Gillick’s toward the middle of the day,” career as a Husker has been cut short, he knows he made the right Gillick said. “I finished off the decision in coming back home. He second round well, and that gave said he wishes he realized it ear- me confidence going into the final round.” lier. As Gillick heads into his se“I wish I could do it again, I wish I had two more extra years,” nior year, he has the goals he wants to accomplish. But he said Gillick said. While Gillick was ready to the key to having success is slowplay for the Huskers after trans- ing down and just taking it one day at a time, especially during ferring, his first year didn’t go according to plan. Gillick competed the fall season. Once Gillick and in only four matches for the Husk- the Husker golfers hit the spring ers last season, and struggled in season, the matches really start to count. the spring. “Last year I came out really “Golf isn’t like other sports. Sometimes you work your hard- flat in the spring and this year I est but get the worst results,” want to be at my peak coming into Gillick said. “The guys that have the spring,” Gillick said. sports@ the greatest success are those that dailynebraskan.com know how to stay in the moment
football practice notes Bo addresses health Bo Pelini made his first appearance Monday after leaving Saturday’s game in an ambulance. At Monday’s press conference, Pelini clarified his departure was the result of an illness, mostly driven by severe heartburn, dizziness and lightheadedness. Doctors found the most concern in the stomach issue, and ran tests on Pelini, mandating he go to the hospital. Pelini maintained he is in top shape and almost never has illness issues. “It was an isolated incident,” Pelini said. “I am healthy and there are no issues.” The coach wrote off any heart problems, saying he felt no chest pain and he believed the illness was not the result of stress. He said he entered the game feeling ill, but the complications progressed quickly mid-game. “To be honest with you, it alarmed me a little bit,” Pelini said.
Huskers heal up
Rex Burkhead will return to practice this week after missing the past two games with a grade 2 MCL sprain. “When you get out on the football field, it’s a lot different than just running straight ahead,” Burkhead said. “You’ve just got to push yourself to the limit and trust in the trainers that they’re going to have you right.” Mohammed Seisay, a defensive back who didn’t play in the first two games, is also back to 100 percent after playing in Saturday’s game. Pelini said Eric Martin, who played an integral role in Nebraska’s pass rush on Saturday, was fighting an injury but was at 100 percent entering Saturday’s game. “I’m back now,” Martin said. “I’m good.” In addition to Martin on the defensive line, defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski said Thad Randle is fighting lingering injury issues, but will continue to play. Kaczenski said he is treating Randle like he is 100 percent on game days
but getting through the week is tough. One concern from Saturday’s game was the durability of running back Ameer Abdullah, who carried the ball 30 times. Abdullah said although he is tired, he’s not injured after nearly doubling his careerhigh for carries. “I’ve got a couple bumps and bruises, soreness from just the game,” Abdullah said. “I’m fine though.”
Recentering the mindset
After an emotional game Saturday, with Pelini’s exit and bouncing back from the loss to UCLA, Nebraska’s players are working to refocus their minds. Post-game interviews Saturday and press conference questions prodded players about Pelini’s exit and the emotional toll it took, but most stated their focus hadn’t changed — they knew their coach would be fine. As prep work begins for Idaho State, it appears as though players are encouraged to not speak about it anymore. “They told us not to really talk about it,” quarterback Taylor Martinez said. “I’m sorry. I don’t really want to get me in trouble.” Instead, Martinez talked about what he saw on the field and what he expects this next week. He said the team would look past a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponent in years past, but this week, they aren’t looking ahead to Wisconsin. Nebraska doesn’t want to let the Bengals give them a push, like FCS opponent South Dakota State did in Martinez’s freshman year. “This is like their Super Bowl,” Martinez said. Pelini’s focus this week in practice is on improving fundamentals and preparing his team to take down Idaho State. Prep work for Wisconsin will not begin until next week, the coach said. “The last thing we’re concerned about is the Big Ten opener,” Pelini said. -Compiled by Chris Peters
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NU tries to change up pace of play Huskers find new pacing without Jordan Jackson on the field Angela Hensel DN The pace of Nebraska’s soccer match against Northern Colorado changed quickly after NU forward Jordan Jackson went down with an injury. Jackson returned for the Huskers’ game on Friday against Northwestern after having to sit out the non-conference schedule due to an injury to her right knee. On the young Huskers squad, the lone senior represents strong leadership that is desperately needed. Last year, Jackson was second on the team in goals scored with eight and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection. With Jackson on the field, the Huskers started their match Sunday with speed and hustle. But after Jackson reinjured her right knee following a collision with Northern Colorado goalkeeper Natalie D’Adamio early in the first half, the Huskers slowed down and seemed to give Northern Colorado some better looks. These mistakes were costly, as they led to a goal for the Bears in the first half shortly after Jackson got injured. “In the first half we were down and had to come back up, we were just tired,” sophomore forward Mayme Conroy said. With her right knee injured again, there is now the chance of Jackson having to sit out more games for the Huskers. With this possibility, Nebraska looks to regroup and get back its focus as it prepares to hit Big Ten play this weekend with matches against Purdue and Indiana at home. Although the Huskers are disappointed with the possible loss of Jackson, they know they are still capable of being strong on offense without her. “It was unfortunate that she got injured again obviously,” freshman midfielder Caroline Flynn said. “Jordan’s a key player for sure, but we’re a team we have several real strong forwards.” Without Jackson, the Huskers have been slower on offense so far this year, averaging fewer goals than at this point last season. On Sunday’s game, Jackson was able to bring a newfound quickness to the Huskers. Although Jackson was leading the way on this faster speed, the Huskers hope they can learn from this to continue to play at
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Husker forward Mayme Conroy is trying to fill the void left behind by missing players. Nebraska hopes that its Big Ten opening victory will be an better indicator of its season than a weak 3-4-1 nonconference record. that fast pace. “With attacking and stuff she’s really good, so we look to her,” Conroy said. “But we can’t obviously rely on her, this was only her second game.” After regrouping from the loss of Jackson at half time during Sunday’s game, the Huskers came out with a stronger pace in the second half to get a goal from Flynn.
As the game remained scoreless throughout regulation, Nebraska and Northern Colorado hit overtime. Flynn said the goals in overtime were to return to the kind of quick, pressured play they had before Jackson was out. Although Nebraska couldn’t come back and Sunday’s game resulted in a 1-1 tie, the Huskers hope to take away the
Smejkal gives Huskers depth
volleyball: from 10 “It was just a lot of bad volleyball, not Nebraska volleyball. Lots of errors, simple things, serving, passing, little things we shouldn’t have to think about doing. You can’t take being one of the top teams in the nation for granted.”
Redshirt freshman gives Nebraska women’s golf a strong option Sara Hinds DN Everybody has heard the cliche: The grass is always greener on the other side. Morgan Smejkal, didn’t need to go over that hill. She had a green in her backyard. Behind her family’s house in Columbus was one hole of a Par 3 course. That “little” par 3 course was Smejkal’s playground growing up. Both Joel and Andrea Smejkal golfed, so they gave their first child and only daughter her first set of golf clubs. Joel had golfed in high school, but neither of Smejkal’s parents continued golf competitively. “They bought me my first set of clubs but they didn’t make me play,” Smejkal said. “They let me pick the sports that I wanted to play and that was one that I decided to pursue.” As Smejkal grew up, she spent more time at the Country Club of Columbus golf course. It was located just down the street. Proximity and her parents may have played into Smejkal’s start in golf, but there was just something about golf. Smejkal holds a first degree black belt in Taekwondo and the record for most three-pointers made in a season at Columbus high school. She could kick your butt and then nail a 19 footer. But there was something about golf. Smejkal quit Taekwondo once she earned her black belt and she played basketball in high school. But there was something about golf. “I just loved the game and I just didn’t want to give it up and it was always a goal of mine to play past or beyond high school,” Smejkal said. The Columbus girl with a golf green in her backyard and a course down the street committed to NU after the facilities and girls on the team left her impressed. The beginning of her freshman year didn’t find Smejkal in as high spirits. She said redshirting was “difficult.” “Looking back at it now I’m so glad I did,” Smejkal said. “It was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made because I just improved so much. And I know if I wouldn’t have taken that year off I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now.”
strong play they had on Friday with Jackson in the lineup and learn how to continue that, even without her presence. “We had a great game on Friday, got our confidence up, and then we came out here today and just weren’t as strong competitively as we were on Friday,” Flynn said Sunday. sports@ DailyNebraskan.com
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Nebraska golfer Morgan Smejkal finished 21st at the Chip-N Club Invitational last week, the first tournament of her young Husker career. And where that is would be a chance to be one of five individual starters. Nebraska coach Robin Krapfl said Smejkal has a good chance of getting named a starter. Her competitiveness and consistency are what qualifies for a spot. She tied teammate Steffi Neisen for 21st at the Chip-N Club Invitational Sept. 10 and 11. The first tournament of the season and of Smejkal’s college career came after a summer of visiting the Columbus Country Club. Smejkal competed in tournaments this summer to ease her back into competition style of
play. She saw her months of individual course work pay off at the invitational. “My swing got better, my short game got better and also just my mental game,” Smejkal said. Krapfl noticed it too. “She’s probably our most improved player over the course of the year,” Krapfl said. “She’s worked extremely hard to get where she’s at so far and we feel like she sort of has a huge upside to her. So I mean we’re excited about what she can bring to our program the next two years.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
year,” Coach Cook said, who split matches last year, both programs winning at home. “We really have no choice (other than to mature) from the Iowa State loss and we really have to play a great match to win.” Both teams are coming in with one loss, Penn State’s to a 6-2 Oregon State team earlier this month. The last meeting between the two groups ended in a 1-3 loss for NU, and left a bad taste in Senior Captain Lauren Cook’s mouth. “Penn State is always a big game for us,” Cook said, who has more than 350 assists so far this year. “Especially because we did lose the last time we played them, so we’re looking to avenge this game.” Penn State poses many problems for the Huskers, especially their size. “They are really big, they have the advantage of playing at home, and they know how to play very good volleyball,” Lauren Cook said. Coach Cook said Penn State’s excellence in serving and side-outing is an issue they are addressing in practice, and preparing for. “It’s the first match of the Big 10 and it’ll be another great learning opportunity for us to see where we are at and what we’re going to have to do in the future,” Coach Cook said. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on BTN network. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Pelini back in action after health scare on Saturday
Nebraska’s head coach back from unidentified health issues Chris Peters DN Tom Osborne took to the podium. “I didn’t ever think I would do this again.” This was Bo Pelini’s time slot, his turn to speak. But the football coach was gone – he had been since halftime. Nebraska football’s figurehead had been driven off in an ambulance, his team left behind to carry on the fight in a
game that felt significantly less significant than it had just hours before. Nobody knew for certain if the coach would be alright. Osborne addressed the media. A small statement was all he gave – enough to clarify not much was known, except that he believed Pelini would be alright and his departure was for “precautionary” reasons. It was assumed his symptoms were “flu-like.” It started in the second quarter. A trainer checked Pelini’s pulse on the sideline. Then an ESPN reporter, talking to Pelini as he exited the field, asked how he was feeling. Fine, he said, but he felt a little ill. By the time the ball had been
kicked to open the third quarter, Pelini was already headed away from Memorial Stadium, destined for an undisclosed hospital in Lincoln. John Papuchis, the youngest solo defensive coordinator in the country, was left to take over the head coaching duties on the field. Papuchis has coached alongside Pelini since he was a graduate assistant in 2007. “Bo is as close to me as anybody,” Papuchis said, “So my initial reaction was more as a friend than business colleague. “I had to compose myself for a second because of my concern for his well-being. At the end of the day, he would want nothing other than for us to go out and perform
as well as we possibly could, so you have to pull together and go to work.” But going to work was hard. This guy represented everything for Nebraska football to this team. “Bo is, in so many ways, the emotional leader of this football team,” Papuchis said. “The players feed off of his energy and his determination.” That guy was gone. Papuchis and offensive coordinator Tim Beck had to step up to fill the void. Both were faced with calming down their players, assuring them their coach, who had visited their homes and shaken their mothers’ hands, would be alright. “Our players actually handled the situation really well,” Beck
Bo is, in so many ways, teh emotional leader of this football team. The players feed off his energy and his determination.”
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said. “I thought I didn’t handle it as well.” Beck was shaken. Players in the hallway of the weight facility talked about the game, its intricacies and the execution on the field. They mentioned Bo, but ultimately, it was about the game. For these coaches, the game seemed far from their minds. Their focus was on Pelini. Beck stood at the podium,
shoulder-to-shoulder with Papuchis, with the blank stare of a man whose mind has wandered. “I’ve known Bo my whole life and — ” Then he paused. His head bowed a bit and his eyes began to well up. The coach showed clear signs of distress. Pelini is more than just the
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nine big ten football squads will play nonbcs conference opponents this week
story by andrew ward art by lauren cloyed
upcakes. Walkthroughs. Scrimmages. Penciled-in wins. Every BCS conference football team has a game described by one of those four words on its non-conference schedule. No. 25 Nebraska is no exception. Of the 12 Big Ten conference schools, nine will play games against non-BCS conference schools this weekend, including three Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponents. Nebraska plays one of those FCS schools, Idaho State. If NU coach Bo Pelini chose the schedule, he would try to avoid these games against lesser opponents. “You try to do what you can to schedule games against better opponents.” Pelini said. “I’m not big on these games. I’d much rather play Division I-A opponents.” Across the Big Ten, Northwestern is the only team to play all of its games against BCS conference schools. The Wildcats’ only game outside of those six conferences is FCS opponent South Dakota, who they play this weekend. Michigan and Michigan State have each played or will play ranked opponents before conference play begins. The Wolverines opened the season facing then No. 2 Alabama, while the Spartans hosted No. 24 Boise State.
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Senior I-back Rex Burkhead will be back for his first action since his career-long 57-yard touchdown run against Southern Miss in Nebraska’s first game.
Burkhead back for Idaho State game Saturday After missing Nebraska’s last two games, Rex Burkhead returns
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NU ready to move on after first loss No. 3 Huskers look to Big Ten play after dropping first match of season Chris Heady DN Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook can’t name one player that played well in their first loss to Iowa State on Saturday. “Not one,” he emphasized to the media on Monday. “But we don’t have much time to fret over the loss.” This Wednesday, the battle for Big Ten volleyball prominence will begin when NU travels to face powerhouse Penn State, in the first Big Ten match of the year. The match will showcase the No. 3 and 4 teams in the country, NU dropping two spots from the top spot in the AVCA poll after its disappointing loss to the Cyclones. Senior captain Lauren Cook attests the loss to lack of focus. “It was just a lot of bad volleyball, not Nebraska volleyball,” Lauren Cook said. “Lots of errors, simple things, serving, passing, little things we shouldn’t have to think about doing. You can’t take being one of the top teams in the nation for granted.” Coach Cook agrees and thinks the game was a sort of reality check for his players. “We gotta learn and we gotta
be better (to beat Penn State),” coach Cook said. ”I told the girls (this Saturday) was the easiest day of the week. Penn State is a good team, plays good volleyball, and it doesn’t get easier from here.” The matchup between the Nittany Lions and the Huskers is something to be revered. The Nittany Lions had an absolute stranglehold on Big Ten volleyball this past decade, winning every conference title since 2003, winning 109 straight contests and taking home National Titles from 2007 through 2010. Then Nebraska showed up. NU took the conference title away from the Nittany Lions in its first year in the Big Ten, and made it known they would be a force to reckon with, and this conference would no longer be Penn State’s for the taking. This showdown isn’t just a Big Ten game — it’s the Big Ten game, and Lauren Cook and the squad seem ready to bounce back from Saturday in a big way. “I’m definitely excited for Penn State but there is a lot of pressure coming off a loss this weekend and I think everyone is going to be looking to see how we rebound from that,” Lauren Cook said. But coach Cook is a little more concerned than he is excited. “Penn State is a great team, they return everybody from last
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Nebraska setter Lauren Cook and the Huskers face their first Big Ten test Wednesday against Penn State in a game broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
said of Burkhead. “He’s anxious. He’s been nipping at us trying to get us to put him in there, and now it’s the right time. He’ll be a heck of a lot more ready this Saturday than he was this past Saturday. I think he’ll be pretty much 100 percent.” Lanny Holstein If necessary, Burkhead could DN have played a week ago, Pelini said. Arkansas State didn’t provide much of a challenge, and Nebraska I-back Rex Burkhead the coach decided to hold him was back at practice for the back for precautionary reasons. Huskers on Monday. Pelini made no promises as The senior participated in team drills for the first time to the amount of time the runsince suffering a grade-2 MCL ning back will be given on Saturday but did say he thinks Bursprain in the Huskers’ season opening game with Southern khead will be in for a significant contribution. Miss. Nebraska He credited the took a cautious running back’s route with BurWe want aggressive rekhead, accordhab efforts with ing to NU coach to get making him Bo Pelini. This (Burkhead’s) feet available as earweek he is back ly as possible. in drills, but the wet, get him in “He hasn’t team will conthere.” been practicing, tinue to monitor but you know him closely. Bo Pelini how Rex Burk“We’ll mannu football coach head is,” Pelini age Rex, essaid. “It’s been pecially this pretty aggresweek,” Pelini said. “We want to get his feet sive rehab, and he’s been doing wet, get him in there. How most of his stuff on the side, just much he is in there, a lot of that keeping him out of piles and depends on how the week goes things like that, but he’s been for him.” doing running back type drills At Monday’s practice, Burkfor a good week to ten days or head wore a knee brace on his so.” left knee and said that, while he With FCS opponent Idaho felt pretty good in his first day State on the docket for Nebrasback, he wanted to remain cau- ka this week and Big Ten play tious. set to begin the following week, “You don’t want to rush it,” Rex Burkhead’s return comes at Burkhead said. “You don’t want a welcome time for the Huskers. to push it too early.” Pelini shrugged off the noPelini is confident the old tion that Idaho State gives BurkBurkhead will return to the field head a warm-up game. this week. Still, the final say on “I think it’s good to maybe the matter belongs to the Huskshake a little bit of the rust off, er training staff, according to but practice will give you that,” the coach. he said. “You know Rex has “I’ve leaned on the trainers played a lot of high quality footand the doctors to make sure that he’s ready to play,” Pelini burkhead: see page 8