Cat’s Den calls on ‘pool sharks’ for nine-ball tournament See page 2
Back from the bench: Hartline ready to return?
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
CELEBRATING 38 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE
Free H1N1 vaccine now available to entire campus By Laura Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
The delays and slow arrivals have come to an end: the H1N1 vaccine is finally available to the university community. Two thousand doses of the vaccine arrived Monday morning at University Health Services for the entire campus community, said Kristen Goble, clinical administrator for UHS. “We just recently received enough vaccination to offer the entire campus the opportunity to come in and receive the intranasal vaccine,” Goble
said. A walk-in clinic will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the UHS building on South Limestone. The vaccination is free for any UK student, faculty or staff. Goble said when UHS first received 2,000 doses of the seasonal H1N1 vaccine, they went through them within a week. However, Goble was not sure how quickly the H1N1 vaccine would last. “With any walk-in clinic, it could be a trickle of people or it could be a torrent of people,” she said. “We’re just planning for 2,000 people on Thursday.”
“The faster we can get it out ... (the faster it will) hopefully douse this potential outbreak.” Even though students may know someone who has experienced the 2009 H1N1 influenza, getting the vaccine is not on their list of priorities. Undeclared sophomore Sam Plomin said he knew someone who had the virus but that was not enough to make him feel the need to get the vaccine. “I don’t get sick much,” Plomin said. Julia Mays, kinesiology sophomore, said her health
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Influenza-like illness count Aug. 31 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Sept. 8 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 to Sept. 5 to Sept. 12 to Sept. 19 to Sept. 26 to Oct. 3 to Oct. 10 to Oct. 17 to Oct. 24 to Oct. 31
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German students honor fall of Berlin Wall
Nov. 2 to Nov. 7
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A wall made of cardboard boxes was torn down Monday to celebrate the destruction of a much larger concrete barrier that once separated a country. More than 60 students and faculty in the Division of German Studies celebrated with the recreation of the wall on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event also featured a documentary and a panel discussion, which included professors and a German native who were in Berlin at the time of the fall. Students used markers and chalk to tag the wall, then knocked the cardboard down on the Student Center patio. German Studies director Harald Hoebusch said the panels were built to bring a momentous event to campus for all UK students. “Students can do the same things the Germans did — initial it, tag it, or leave their thoughts,” Hoebusch said. The three wooden panels were saved and will be displayed in the Max Kade G e r m a n house and on the 10th floor of Patterson BRIGITTE STOLZ Office Tower, Psychology sophomore Hoebusch said. The wall was covered in German slogans, including phrases used on the original Berlin Wall such as, “With perseverance, the wall will fall” and “Unity for Germany.” Brigitte Stolz, a psychology major and German minor sophomore, tagged the wall with her last name, which means “proud” in German. She also added her grandparents’ initials to honor her background. “My family heritage is German,” Stolz said. “It’s important for people to know the heritage and the history of Germany, and for people to see that unity.” The panel discussion at the Max Kade German House on East Maxwell included three speakers who gave their accounts of the fall of the Berlin Wall. UK professor Michael Jones in the division of German Studies, was a professor at Ohio State University and took students on a study abroad program in Berlin during the fall of the wall. Jones said he was “scared to death” when the students were eager to get involved in the demonstra-
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Social work senior UK Boxing Club member Jamyle Cannon works with undecided junior and Sigma Chi member Matt Garnick to prepare for Fight Night Monday evening at Alumni Gym. The event has been postponed until late January 2010.
Fight Night on hold Charity event postponed until January to allot boxers more time to train By Kenny Colston firstname.lastname@example.org
Students looking for a good fight and bloody noses this Thursday and Friday will be forced to their local bar after the annual Fight Night was postponed. Thomas Carver, Fight Night chairman for Sigma Chi, said Fight Night was postponed to allow for more training time, a problem many involved with the event had raised this year. “People around the situation felt it was more like a toughman competition,” Carver said. “So we felt we needed to change that.”
Fight Night, co-hosted with Alpha Delta Pi, moved to the Lexington Center this year and will now take place Jan. 22-23. 2010, Carver said. The change in date will allow participating boxers five to six months maximum for training, while also allowing more students to sign up to box. Although reopening registration would allow for disporportionate training times, Carver said that should not be a problem. “I’m not concerned as long as they train,” he said. Under the new training policy for Fight Night, boxers must See Fight Night on page 4
Matt Garnick practices for the postponed Fight Night event at Alumni Gym Monday evening.
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UK Police warns campus of suspicious person
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Students look on as film studies senior Stephen Eidson spray paints a make-shift Berlin Wall at the Student Center patio on Monday afternoon.
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UK Police issued a crime bulletin Monday to warn campus of suspicious activity from an unidentified male riding a bike and harassing women. Interim police chief Maj. Joe Monroe said UK Police is increasing patrols and field investigations, which include approaching anyone matching the suspect’s description and recording their name and basic information.
Monroe said no police reports were filed but two different calls were made to UK Police reporting incidents which occurred Sunday night and Monday afternoon. Another two incidents offcampus with a matching description of the suspect were called in to the Lexington Police Department last week. Monroe said those two incidents occurred near South Broadway and Angliana
Avenue. In the various incident, Monro said the suspect was reported to have made “lewd” comments, grasped his genitalia and attempted to grab the women and also pushed a woman to the ground. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20s to early 30s, 5’9” and around 220 to 240 pounds with a heavy build. The suspect has short dark hair, an unshaven face and
bad teeth, and was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and a camouflage hat while riding an older model light blue bicycle that squeaked. Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact UK Police at (859) 257-1616. - LAURA CLARK
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Pool sharks to circle the Cat’s Den Tuesday night If you go
By Erin Shea
Wanda Sykes talks new talk show Wanda Sykes has no problem speaking her mind, rattling off jokes or creating conversation. Now, she'll try to get others to be funny and interesting as she joins the world of late-night chatters when the weekly "The Wanda Sykes Show" launches at 11 EST tonight on Fox. Hosting a talk show is new for Sykes but the format is not. She got her start on HBO's "The Chris Rock Show," a talk show that had no restrictions because it aired on premium cable. The freedom was perfect for Sykes, who finds humor in everything from politics to sex _ and talks about it frankly. But even with the strict rules that come with network TV, Sykes doesn't plan to pull any verbal punches. "I believe Fox has given us the opportunity to put it out there. I mean, that's what they want. They booked me to be me," Sykes says. The network does have a safety net. Like all network talk shows, "The Wanda Sykes Show" will be recorded in advance. How far in advance might change depending on how much has to be bleeped. Right now, taping the show on Saturday afternoons means Sykes can be topical with her material. Sykes, a cast member on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," wasn't looking to host a talk show when Fox contacted her. She especially wasn't that interested in a network job because of the potential limitations in language and topics.
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The Barack Obama campaign made her change her mind. "I was like, 'Wow, I really wish I had an outlet where I could go out there and just speak on this on a week-to-week basis and be current.' And I thought, 'You know what? This talk show ... I can do that. I can do the things like we did on "Chris Rock."' And that seemed like what they were getting at, what they wanted. And so I'm like, 'This is the time. This is the time to jump into it.'" Sykes says. Executive producer Eddie Feldmann says the show will look at what has happened in the world through Sykes' eyes. "I think that's what we're trying to do maybe a little differently is have that opportunity to have Wanda's point of view really look at the week in a different way. Yes, through skits, through some really eclectic panels, through things that are somewhat a little different, but fun," Feldmann says. The format will be very loose. If something is deemed funny and relevant, it'll be in the show. Her topics will range from entertainment to politics. "If Dick Cheney puts out a hip-hop album, we're booking him," Sykes says.
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Students who believe they may be a hot shot at pool have an opportunity to show off their skills during nine-ball tournament at the Cat’s Den Tuesday night. “It is a fun, entertaining thing to do on a Tuesday night. Most people know how to play pool, and nine-ball has basic rules so it’s easy to learn,” said Branden Armendt, special events coordinator for the Cat’s Den and foreign language and international economics senior. “People who know how to play can come out and show what they’re worth.” Armendt said entering the tournament is free and there will definitely be prizes for those who finish first or second. The prizes have yet to be determined. “This is a really good event to get involved and to meet other people that are also interested in playing pool,” said Abby Stich, one of the coordinators for the event and elementary education sophomore. The tournament is a preliminary round for people who would possibly be interested in competing in regional and national nine-ball tournaments. Every year the Association of College Union International, or ACUI, has national tournaments for games like nine-ball,
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What: Nine-Ball Tournament When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: Cat’s Den Admission: Free table tennis, and Texas hold ‘em. As of now , the Cat’s Den’s nine-ball tournament is a onetime event, so people can come out and see what their competition looks like, Armendt said. This round does not count toward future tournaments and the preliminary rounds for nine-ball will take place in January, Stich said. Armendt said there will probably be about 20 hardcore nine-ball players looking to defeat the competition that will show up. He also said there could be more people that show up because the Cat’s Den is always filled with groups playing pool at all hours. Stitch said there are approximately 20 people confirmed to attend the tournament on Facebook, and she expects a few more to show up. Even if students aren’t nine-ball experts, organizers encourage students to come out to learn the game and test the competition. The nine-ball tournament will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cat’s Den. Admission is free.
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KERNEL EDITORIAL BOARD Kenny Colston, editor in chief Austin Schmitt, asst. opinions editor Ben Jones, sports editor Melissa Vessels, managing editor Megan Hurt, features editor Allie Garza, managing editor Wesley Robinson, opinions editor The opinions page provides a forum for the exchange of ideas. Unlike news stories, the Kernel’s unsigned editorials represent the views of a majority of the editorial board. Letters to the editor, columns, cartoons and other features on the opinions page reflect the views of their authors and not necessarily those of the Kernel.
State’s fate lies in coal debate ■ KERNEL EDITORIAL
Smack dab in the middle of the biggest controversy the university has seen in awhile, UK hosted “A Forum on Coal in Kentucky.” The day-long event on Thursday was dedicated to the past, present and future of coal and had been planned for quite some time. The timing couldn’t have been better to try and help UK quell some of the negative discourse on the coal debate. But no matter how balanced you try to keep the debate, or how “fair” a forum is, the debate never seems to arrive at solutions. Experts from both sides. pro-coal and advocates for change, debated the various issues of the little black rock, culminating with “Coal in Kentucky.” The event featured some of the pre-eminent names in the field, including Joe Craft, president and CEO of Alliance Coal. According to a Nov. 6 Kernel article, both sides at the forum agreed reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is key as coal use increases in the 21st century. Yet the two sides are worlds apart from where they need to be and the argument never gets past flinging counterpoints, pointing fingers and decreeing the other side as wrong. Craft, one of the main faces of the pro-coal front, holds a most interesting role in the debate. As a prominent donor to UK, Craft is known as a “coal guy.” However, he is a business man who dove head-first into the coal business when it became an economic power. Craft’s interests seem to be more economically motivated and less concerned with the long-term environmental effects. Yes, he wants to bring more jobs to Kentucky and ensure the state’s economic well-being, but if here is to be a movement for change, he probably won’t be spearheading it. “Coal is our future fuel. It is dependable, we know where it is and it’s stable.” Fred Palmer, the event’s other pro-coal speaker said. But as it stands, the consensus seems to be moving towards renewable sources. UK must be at the forefront of hosting forums like this, and should ultimately be one of the leaders in the quest for solutions. Additionally, students must take advantage of having these big name speakers debating the major issues. Education is the only way to truly create healthy debate. Kentucky cannot be left behind as the issue becomes more important by the day. We can’t go and dump coal tomorrow for some of the renewable sources on the horizon. The state must begin planning for a world without coal to make sure if coal does end up by the wayside, Kentucky isn’t stuck there, too.
Lecture series displays UK’s inequality, bias I am a Jew, a UK alumnus, and one of many people hoping for peace in the Middle East. I was pleased to hear Ehud Olmert speak at UK, and I was pleased to be able to speak with some of the protesters across the street before his talk. I was also looking forward to hearing the "Palestinian of equal stature" who would be coming to give a speech at UK in March. I was glad to read in the Nov. 5 Kernel that long-time activist Hanan Ashrawi will be coming to speak at UK. However, I was appalled to see she will be paid one-third of what Olmert was paid. I can think of only two reasons why a "Palestinian of equal stature" would be paid $30,000 less than the former Prime Minister. Either a) She is a woman,
and/or b) She is Arab. I hate to have to mention it to you, UK, but all humans are created equal. If we are to have peace, we must be able to have Palestinians and Jews treat each other with respect, as equal humans. If we are to treat each other equally, we must pay women, minorities and men equally. Both equality and respect begin at home, folks. By the way, Assistant Provost Richard Greissman: You'll never even "get world leaders to come to UK for lunch" if they know they'll be treated as less than equal before the meal is served. Shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on you. Nikk Katzman UK Alumnus 1987
WILLIAM KILUBA, Kernel cartoonist
Transparency lacking in Mongiardo campaign What is Daniel Mongiardo afraid of? This question has been on my mind for the past week, and I’ll tell you why. Last week, Mongiardo’s official Kentucky Lt. Gov. press office issued a media advisory announcing two healthcare-relatRICHARD ed events featuring BECKER Dr. Mongiardo. Kernel At the first, in columnist London, Ky., Mongiardo campaign goons, apparently having been tipped off, kicked out two staffers for Jack Conway, Mongiardo’s primary opponent. These two staffers, part of Conway’s opposition research operation, were tasked simply with recording Mongiardo’s ostensibly public remarks — remember, the media advisory was issued by his tax-payer funded, public office. Of course, for this they were removed from the premises. I was able to attend the second event at the Holiday Inn in Lexington with a friend of mine, blogger Joe Sonka of “Barefoot and Progressive.” We entered the convention center and had scarcely taken in the scene — conference attendees walking around with name tags, pharmaceutical representatives cornering the important people present — before a woman, Angela Underwood, approached me and Joe and angrily told us to immediately leave the building. Underwood identified herself as a representative of the Kentucky Society of Health System Pharmacists,
which was sponsoring the event and Dr. Mongiardo’s speech. Following an awkward conversation in which Joe playfully brought down her tone a notch, she left us again with a command to leave the building. When we pointed out to her we had received an official media advisory, she told us that no media would be allowed to enter without paying a steep registration fee. It all seemed curious to us, but rather than risk arrest, we begrudgingly took our leave. The Conway trackers didn’t fare much better. Within minutes, they too were left standing in the parking lot with Joe and I. We had all observed something curious, to be sure.
Daniel Mongiardo has far less interest in governing than he has in self-promotion. Both inside and outside the building we had each noticed Mongiardo campaign staffers milling about. Yet the media advisory for the event had come from Mongiardo’s official, tax-payer funded office. When challenged by the Conway campaign on this very matter, Mongiardo spokesperson Kim Geveden, dismissed it offhandedly. According to an article in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Geveden “denied claims by [Conway representative Mark] Riddle that Mongiardo campaign workers were allowed in,” further alleging that “the only
Mongiardo campaign worker who attended … was a video tracker.” This is patently false. I know this because I’m not blind. Geveden can deny all he wants, but the fact of the matter is there were campaign staffers present at these putatively official events. I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know if this subtle blurring of the lines between official and political activities is necessarily illegal, but it certainly smells bad. To add fuel to the fire, the Mongiardo campaign Web site promoted these events. Regardless of the legality, this simply confirms a character trait many have long suspected: Daniel Mongiardo has far less interest in governing than he has in self-promotion. He takes advantage of the opportunity even to use tax-payer dollars for self-promotion. Of course, in our political culture, such behavior means Mongiardo is a good politician. But a good politician does not always equal a good public servant. I’d like to suggest in the interest of Dr. Mongiardo’s credibility that in the future, if he issues a media advisory, he not dispatch lackeys to keep out the press. Of course, when you don’t want the public to know how close you are to the very industries (read: pharmaceuticals, health insurance companies, coal companies) that have resulted in our Commonwealth and our country being in the sorry state they are, you’re probably best advised to keep out the press. But then again, what do I know? Richard Becker is a history senior. E-mail email@example.com.
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If healthy, Hartline will start Saturday By Ben Jones
Forget that Morgan Newton's two-touchdown performance in UK's 37-12 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday earned him Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors. Forget that UK head coach Rich Brooks even admits Newton's play is "light years" away from where it was in his debut at Auburn. Brooks announced after Saturday's game that junior quarterback Mike Hartline would start for UK this week at Vanderbilt if he shows in practice he has returned from a knee injury suffered against South Carolina. "We'll just have to judge and see (if he's ready)," Brooks said. "I certainly am not going to put Mike Hartline out there if he can't get out of his own way, let alone pull the ball down and run with it if he needs to." Hartline made a few passes in practice last week and ran in practice on Sunday. He reported some pain after Sunday's practice, but is expected to try and go through a full practice on Tuesday. The coaching staff will continue to evaluate the situation af-
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Breaking down the Berlin Wall
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Continued from page 1 tions. Thomas Sauer, a district world language specialist with the Jefferson County School system, was 13 years old and lived in Berlin when the wall was destroyed. Sauer said he did not want the wall to come down. “I thought, ‘There’s another world out there. It exists, it’s over there, but you can’t go there. End of story,’ ” Sauer said. Living without color television and Mars Bars was something Sauer said he was used to. When the Berlin wall came down, he said it was no longer a place he knew. “Somebody took my country away and I never got it back,” Sauer said. German Club president and international studies and German junior, John Conaway, said the German club was recently officially registered, and the day’s activities were part of their first big event. “I want people to realize what happened 20 years ago,” Conaway said. “I don’t want people to forget … we want to celebrate it.”
ter that. If Hartline is able to roll out, hand off and throw without injuring himself or favoring his injured knee, he'll be expected to start. Brooks did say Newton will take about 40 percent of the snaps with the first team offense in practice this week, and they'll expect him to prepare as though he'll be the starter for the fifth consecutive game. Even if Newton doesn't start against the Commodores, Brooks is excited about the future of the highly-touted prospect from Carmel, Ind. "He has the potential to be as good as he wants to be or can be," Brooks said. "But he still has a long way to go." Newton's progress has given the coaching staff plenty of confidence in him. Asked if possibly being benched could impact Newton's confidence, Brooks said the star freshman can't afford to think that he won't be the starter. "We never know whether Hartline will be able to get through the week in practice," Brooks said. "And the other thing we don't know is if he gets hit, it could be one hit and he could be out. So Morgan has to be preparing as though he's the guy."
Junior quarterback Mike Hartline, seen here playing against Alabama on Oct. 3, has sat out with a knee injury for the past four games. If healthy, Hartline will return on Saturday.
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Cats trounce Bellarmine 107-57 By Nick Craddock firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK women’s basketball team played Bellarmine in the preseason for the second consecutive year, but the game was by no means déjà vu. The Cats handily defeated the Knights 107-57 in their only exhibition game on Monday night at Memorial Coliseum. “I thought (the team) played with some enthusiasm tonight and intensity, and that’s going to be key for the long-term success of this team,” said UK head coach
Matthew Mitchell. Monday’s game was nothing like the Cats’ narrow three-point victory over the Knights last fall, when the Knights, a Division II school, made UK scrap and claw to overcome a 39.6 percent shooting effort from the field. However, the Cats’ newlook roster this season displayed great potency on offense and defense in both halves of the game. Junior forward Victoria Dunlap led the charge for the Cats with a double-double, scoring 22 points and snatching 13 rebounds;
however, Mitchell was more impressed with the performances of two former Miss Kentucky Basketball players, as freshman guard A’dia Mathies and sophomore guard Rebecca Gray, each chipped in with 18 points. “(Mathies can) make plays off the bounce and was able to make some tough plays under the goal,” Mitchell said. “Rebecca Gray showed she could do more than just hit a 3-point shot.” UK picked up the offensive pace in the first half when they were leading 26-
16 and closed the half on a 23-7 run. Senior guard and forward Lydia Watkins suffered a left shoulder injury in the first half. She left the game and did not return. The second half saw more smothering defense from the Cats, finishing with 22 steals on the night, including a team-high four steals by Dunlap. “I think our defensive effort reflects what we’re committed to doing in practice,” Dunlap said. “Coach has put a lot (of emphasis) into us denying the passing lanes and talking more.”
Cool Cats enjoy ranking, know winning must continue By Aaron Smith email@example.com
The UK hockey team knows it can control only one thing: how they perform on the ice. UK debuted at No. 2 in the Southeast Division in the first American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II rankings. They received six first place votes, and sit four points behind standings leader Miami (OH). “No. 2 is the highest we’ve been ranked in my career, and we were only a vote away [from being No. 1],” senior defender Alex Robinson said. “We love to be that high, but we also have to keep winning.” And for the Cool Cats that is the bottom line: winning. UK (15-2) knows victories are the only surefire way to ensure a high ranking. “Who knows what our ranking should or shouldn’t be?” junior goalie Jim Borgaard said.
H1N1 Continued from page 1 would be enough. “If I was an old person or a baby, I’d want to get it,” Mays said. “But I’m healthy, so I’d get over it.” Dr. Ann Hays, clinical chief of UHS, said students should realize how quickly the virus spreads. “It’s so infectious,” Hays said.
“We just have to go out and win as many games as we can by as much as we can.” UK knows that victories are what drive the rankings, and the team thought it had done plenty of winning to push them to the top. Still, the Cool Cats realize there is plenty of hockey left to move up in the standings — or down, should they lose their winning ways. The rankings heavily influence the path each team has to take in order to reach the ACHA National Tournament. The ACHA is comprised of four divisions, each holding four bids to the national tournament. Two spots automatically go to the top two teams in the final rankings. The 3-10 seeds within each division play a separate draw to determine who gets the final two bids from each region. UK, sitting on an 11-point cushion over the current three-seed, Ohio State, has received criticism for a weak schedule. Splitting last week-
“Students don’t feel bad enough to stay home, or don’t know they’re supposed to stay home ... therefore it keeps going and going and going.” According to statistics from UHS, the number of patients with influenza-like illnesses decreased last week. The percent of ILI patients were cut in half from Oct. 26-31 to Nov. 2-7. Hays said she anticipates the virus to “peak and valley”: decreasing after Thanksgiving, then rising
end’s series against Indiana, a Division I team (UK plays in Division II), could play a large part in the next standings. “This game will definitely be one [the judges] look at,” Docherty said in referring to their Saturday night victory over Indiana. “People still don’t believe we are playing as good of hockey as we really are.” UK ultimately controls its own destiny as far as the postseason is concerned. Once the initial rankings are out, there isn’t much fluctuation, Docherty said. And UK plays the only team that could feasibly challenge its automatic berth, Ohio State, on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. “We’re in the driver’s seat for our postseason chances,” Docherty said. “We’ve made our mark in the rankings, we know where we stand, and we’re going to keep pushing for that No. 1 spot.” To read the full story, visit www.kykernel.com.
before winter break, and then dissipating again over winter break as students leave the campus. “But we’ve never seen this virus before so we don’t really know what to expect,” Hays said. Until the vaccinations are easier to get or unless “someone (hands) it” to them, students like undeclared freshman Tiffany Spencer will not be putting much effort into finding them. “It’s about convenience,”
Spencer said. Goble said getting the vaccine affects not only students but their roommates and classmates, as well. “It’s very contagious, so if you’re in close quarters with someone it needs to almost be a group decision rather than an individual decision because of the implications,” Goble said. “Students really need to give themselves a fighting chance.”
UK freshman guard A'dia Mathies scored 18 points in Monday night's exhibition game against Bellarmine at Memorial Coliseum. PHOTO BY SCOTT HANNIGAN STAFF
FIGHT NIGHT Continued from page 1 complete at least five training sessions with a USA Boxing licensed trainer and have that trainer sign off on the session. The UK Boxing Club also provides training. Matt Garnick, an undeclared junior and first time participant, said the change in dates will allow for better boxing in January. “You’ll see fights with more skill, more training,” Garnick said. “A lot of guys last year just went out there and did whatever. Now it will be more boxing rather than just hitting.” Garnick said two to three months is enough time to prepare for an event like Fight Night, but having an extended deadline would allow for everyone to be better off. Garnick and one of his friends have been training with the UK Boxing Club since last semester. After 10 sessions with the club, Garnick decided to take what he learned and use it for his fraternity, Sigma Chi, for Fight Night. With a change to a larger venue and potentially better boxing, Garnick said Fight Night is ready to take off in only its third year. “Really, it’s coming a long way,” he said.