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SG vote doesn’t override veto


Hospital to have Kentucky flavor

Proposal for off-campus light denied

By Andrew Jarrells

Most UK students have seen the mammoth structure that dominates the skyline of UK’s campus. The new Albert B. Chandler Hospital is 1.2 million square feet, and consists of a four-story podium and two eight-story towers. Inside the pavilion area of the new hospital there is a state-of-the-art 305seat auditorium with studio-quality acoustics, a chapel, a health education center and a coffee shop. The design of the new hospital took two things into consideration:The new building had to be accommodating to the patients and their families. Designers also wanted the building to represent Kentucky. They plan to do this through not only the landscape, but also through the dozens of locally commissioned Kentucky artist works. “Along with being a technologically advanced hospital, we also want people to feel at home in a healing environment enhanced by unique aspects of Kentucky,” said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK’s executive vice president for health affairs. The new hospital designers spared no expense when it came to the technology that will be available to staff and patients, from the state-of-the-art nursing stations, to the newest machines that will give the caregiver 360 degree access to the patient. The new building is also equipped to handle growth in the future. “The clinical space will be second to none, but the building is See HOSPITAL on page 4

By Rachel Aretakis


UK’s Josh Harrellson tries to grab a loose ball against Arkansas in the first half of UK’s 77-76 loss. See story page 6.

Another road game. Another close contest. Another loss. A single point separated UK and Arkansas at the end of overtime, but that point again found itself in favor of UK’s opposition, as it often has. This time, the shortcomings were technically different, but the result was similar: a doubt-raising defeat.

Getting a grip: Climbers take on rock wall challenge

President search discusses applicants

Fifty compete in fifth contest at Johnson Center By Emily Cornett

Roughly 50 people gathered at the Johnson Center Tuesday to compete on fake rocks. The fifth annual rock climbing challenge tested climbers on 30 color coated paths, up 28 feet of jutting edges and sharp corners and over four hours. “We accept the five highest scores,” said Dan Marshall, a graduate assistant in charge of organizing the event. “It becomes an endurance game.” Each path had a value assigned to it. A climber could try as many times as he or she liked, but could only try twice in a row. If a climber used a

By Becca Clemons

The problem won’t lie in finding a person to do the job, but rather in choosing just one. The UK Presidential Search Committee met Wednesday to sift through some 459 contacts and 110 nominees for the position of president, a UK news release said. The committee met for more than three hours in closed session to discuss the candidate pool with Jan Greenwood of Greenwood/Asher, the executive search firm hired to help with the search. Greenwood said in the release that contacts included university presidents, provosts and deans, as well as corporate and government leaders. She said current President Lee Todd’s mission to become a Top 20 research university by 2020 has generated excitement among candidates for the position of 12th president. Greenwood also said the search is “running on schedule.” UK spokesman Jay Blanton said no follow-up dates for meetings or interviews with candidates were discussed Wednesday. Board of trustees chair Britt Brockman said the board hopes to extend an offer to a finalist in early May.

UK Student Government senators did not override SG President Ryan Smith’s veto of a proposal to fund an off-campus traffic light on Wednesday. In a 16-15 vote, the proposal did not meet the two-thirds of senators required to override a veto. The proposal asked for $1,500 to help fund a flashing yellow light at the intersection of Pine and Upper Streets. Diane Lawless, the Third District Councilwoman originally brought the proposal to SG last Thursday. Freshman Sen. Tommy Crush made Lawless’s proposal his special senate project. A special senate project is where a senator can ask SG for up to $3,500 to fund any organization. "It strongly affects students’ safety in that area,” Crush said. “So really, $1,500 in exchange for really good will between city government and SGA is not a big price to pay at all.” Smith originally vetoed the bill because he said there are projects on campus that need funding. “I think it’s a poor use of funds,” Smith said. “We shouldn’t be in the business of funding public projects.”


Biology freshman Chris Karounos climbs the Johnson Center rock wall on Tuesday.

Winners Men’s advanced: 1. Thomas Cunningham 2. Taylor Duncan 3. Carlos Escobar Women’s advanced: 1. Stephanie Folk 2. Megan Poulette 3. Aicacia Young different colored rock, he or she would have to try again from the bottom. “It’s not about the competition, it’s about meeting new climbers,” psychology senior Patty Schmittfull, who placed first in intermediate women’s division, said. Throughout the night, all six ropes were used while the waiting climbers cheered on those on the wall with shouts

of “use the wall” and “look right in front of your face.” The audience erupted into cheers when a difficult path was completed. When the winners were announced, the climbers had to be shushed. The climbing wall at the Johnson Center is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Climbers have to pass a written exam and practical lesson in order to use the wall. Outdoor Pursuits, a program that the Johnson Center promotes, is taking a group of climbers to Red River Gorge. The next trip is scheduled for March 6, and costs $20. “I think it’s a really good sport that teaches you to set a goal and attain it,” medical student Taylor Duncan said.

Kentucky human trafficking laws complimented By Joy Priest

Kentucky has ideal laws concerning human trafficking, according to a top expert. Economic status and geographic location play a major role in the victimization of young girls and women, said Sarah Buel, director of the Center for Family Justice at Arizona State University. Buel, a Harvard law graduate who presented her lecture “Coercion and Agency in Human Trafficking” Wednesday afternoon to 90 people at the UK College of Law, cited the na-

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“Kentucky, you ought to be proud. You have some good (human trafficking) statutes.” SARAH BUEL Director, Center for Family Justice

tional welfare system and Border States as major enablers to sexual traffickers. “Welfare has to be our primary safety net,” Buel said. “The perpetra-


tor isn’t going to give us child support while we’re fleeing. You cannot support yourself and your children on what they give you for welfare in this country.” Geography is a primary factor of sex slavery among women. Areas around the border see an increased incidence of sex trafficking and the exploitation of women. “This isn’t just a Kentucky problem,” Carol Jordan said about domestic violence against women. Jordan is the director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women.

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Buel, who is a survivor herself, said she didn’t start out in the legal area of human trafficking but got into it as victims started to come into her office as girlfriends of gang members or illegal emigrants from Mexico. “Nobody would take these cases because it’s too dangerous,” Buel said. Human trafficking is defined as the use of force, threat or coercion for a variety of commercial purposes including sexual exploitation and forced labor, but is linked with money laundering, guns and drug trafficking. See TRAFFICKING on page 4


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Conference addresses structural racism By Hayes Gardner

Memorial Hall and the UK College of Law will host the inaugural James and Mary Lassiter Distinguished Visiting Professor Conference on “Structural Racism: Inequality in America Today” on Feb. 25. Professor William M. Wiecek of Syracuse University is the first Lassiter Distinguished Visiting Professor at the College of Law, and will lead the conference, along with other speakers from UK and the surrounding area. John Powell, executive director of the Kirwan Institue for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, will deliver the keynote address. Powell founded the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota and served as national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. His resume also includes time living in Africa, where he worked for

If you go What: Structural Racism When: Friday at 8 a.m. Where: College of Law building and Memorial Hall Admission: Free

the governments of Mozambique and South Africa. The conference will last from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. After the keynote address from Powell, there will be three 90-minute sessions, starting at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Each session will include two to three different panel topics to choose from, ranging from “Racialized Identities and Attitudes and Stereotypes,” to “Legal History and Structural Racism in Education.” The organizers of the conference want it to have a positive impact. “I hope this conference will get people talking and understanding the problems

surrounding structural racism through a common vocabulary,” Wiecek said. The conference will begin in the College of Law lobby and will continue in Memorial Hall. Because the conference is free to the public, interested UK students do not need to purchase a ticket. “Simply show up.” Wiecek said. However, interested students should, if possible, register online for the conference, so that the organizers know how many people to expect. Students can register by going to the UK Law School website, searching “Lassiter Conference” in the top right corner, and following the instructions. The Lassiter Conference is named for Judge James M. Lassiter, who graduated from UK’s College of Law in 1949. He served most of his career working as a circuit judge for the state of Kentucky.

‘Rules of Engagement’ is the little sitcom that could By Rick Bentley McClatchy Tribune

LOS ANGELES — When Charlie Sheen’s antics forced a reduction in the number of episodes of “Two and a Half Men” this year, CBS executives turned to the best pinch-hit series in TV history: “Rule of Engagement.” CBS is producing extra episodes of “Rule of Engagement” to fill the scheduling gap. The comedy — starring Patrick Warburton, Oliver Hudson, David Spade, Megyn Price and Bianca Kajlich — is about two couples and their often annoying friend. The series has been around since February 2007 as a mid-season replacement to fill ratings voids. This week, “Rule of Engagement” moves to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays because the William Shatner comedy “$#(ASTERISK)! My Father Says” has had trouble attracting viewers in that time slot. The cast seems unfazed

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On TV What: Rules of Engagement When: Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS

by the changes. “We’re happy we can be here and work together,” Kajlich says during a break on the set. “It doesn’t feel like work. You come and have fun and play with each other.” Price sums up the changes this way: “Our job is to just be funny. All the rest of it is totally out of our control.” Kajlich’s been told by fans of the show how much they like that their characters laugh at each other. The secret? The four actors are friends and enjoy making each other laugh. Toss in the irreverent comedy of Spade and “Rules” has the family silliness of “Home Improve-

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ment,” the fun relationship of “Mad About You” and the cheekiness of “Seinfeld.” Though the show hasn’t had enough time-slot consistency to build a larger fan base, CBS executives are confident enough to schedule it when and where it’s needed. The move to Thursday is a little like starting over for the series. The cast is optimistic because Thursday has been a great night for comedy and the “The Big Bang Theory” has the time slot before them, which should get viewers tuned to CBS. “If the ratings go up, it’s exciting,” says Kajlich. “It’s been frustrating for us mostly because we’re putting something out that we really want our fans to see. When you have people come up to you and say, ‘I’m so sorry that this show was canceled,’ that’s frustrating. “The great thing about it is, we are the little engine that could. We keep chugging along.”

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UK dodgeball game raises money for high school graduation event ByAndrew Jarrells

The UK dodgeball team will take to the court to help a class of high school seniors celebrate their graduation with a bang while looking to lengthen their winning streak. The Battle of the Bluegrass is an annual game against Western Kentucky University with the proceeds going to help Butler County’s Project Graduation for high school seniors. The Battle of the Bluegrass usually raises anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 in just one game and helps fund a lock-in style party for high school seniors to celebrate their graduation with their peers and teachers. It is the favorite event among many of the players and fans. “This is by far my favorite game of the year, there will be hundreds of fans,” sophomore captain Dakota Taylor said. “They are all yelling and screaming, and after the game lots of little kids come up asking for autographs. It’s just a great game.” Coming off of a 7-0 win against Louisville last Sunday, the team feels confident. UK’s record is 7-3 in a very competitive conference, while the JV team is undefeated at 3-0. UK has been ranked as high as third in the nation, and is currently sitting at sixth. There are 20 schools that compete. “Our conference is getting stronger every year,” Thomas Kidd, a sophomore

Upcoing events • Battle of the Bluegrass at WKU on Feb. 24 • University of Nebraska on March 12 • Bowling Green State University on March 26 • The national tournament is held April 9-10 in Bowling Green, Ky.

player said. “We have some big schools like Ohio State, Michigan State, Kansas, Nebraska and Louisville in our conference,” UK looks to continue its success throughout the rest of the season, culminating with

the national tournament held in early April, junior president Zac Brown said. “We are pleased with where our team is so far.” The UK team has no shortage of players; the team has had a six-year high in terms of players on the roster. “This is the first year we have enough players to compete with both a varsity team and a junior varsity team,” Brown said. The dodgeball team holds open gym every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Gym. Brown encouraged everyone to join. “We are always looking for new players so come out and play,” Brown said.

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The writing on the stall Women’s restroom hosts anonymous messages By Joy Priest

Throughout history, the ‘writing on the wall’ has been an idiom that signifies failure or misfortune. However, for this generation, it represents a multitude of things. Graffiti is often an expressive urban art form of wall paint and building décor applied by a rebellious youth faction seeking a release. Bathroom stalls, as tenants of favorite nightlife hangouts, exhibit commentary on the hottest fraternity boy or playful depictions of the human anatomy. Yet, something more profound now rests on the stall walls of the women’s lavatories in White Hall classroom building.

An anonymous graffiti artist with a message of inspiration and a green marker has altered a simplistic tradition of youthful humor. On the first, second and third floors of White Hall, these simple green quotes can

“Whatever the past has been, you have a spotless future,” and “Girl, you were born this way; perfect,” these “potty proverbs” are right in time for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. An associate professor of

solidarity and support for each other in similar ways. “In societies where formal, public authority and influence is automatically awarded to men, women have united for one another in a variety of ways,” Udvardy said. Not all of the encouraging adages are aimed at an audi-

In societies where formal, public authority ... is automatically awarded to men, women have united for one another in a variety of ways.”

be found against the ugly offyellow paint of the stall panels, giving them a little something extra. With quotes like, “There’s still hope. There always is,”

Monica Udvardy , associate professor of anthropology

anthropology at UK specializing in gender, Monica Udvardy, Ph.D, feels that women in different cultures around the world throughout history have demonstrated

ence lacking self-esteem. The free-spirits, The ambitious and even the revolutionaries may find the phrases relatable. Udvardy spoke about the Bedouin people in northern

Billionaire with beauty smarts Jessica Simpson expands the fashion empire SHELISA MELENDEZ Kernel columnist

She may not seem like the smartest girl around, but Jessica Simpson is cashing out at the fashion bank. After her famous question about “Chicken of the Sea” on the MTV series “Newlyweds,” Simpson became known as a ditzy blonde who no one expected to become a fashion mogul — or any mogul, for that matter. However, she is proving that being successful within the fashion industry has nothing to do with her lack of knowledge about tuna. Simpson is featured on the cover of this week’s New

Egypt, who use a public form of expression to speak their mind. “Anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod has written about how women express their deep emotions through publically narrated poetry, in a society where both women and men are supposed to follow a strict code of otherwise

York Magazine. According to the magazine, the Jessica Simpson empire racked in $750 million last year and is expected to push a jaw-dropping $1 billion this year as she expands her collection. How this beautiful bombshell is managing to make it big in the fashion world? Jessica Simpson products are known for their stylish flare and affordable prices. I admit, when she started her clothing line a few years ago, I chuckled skeptically; she definitely proved me and the rest of the world wrong. With a large sales volume last year and an expected increase this year, Simpson has officially entered the big leagues. Large sales volume not only means entering the billionaire social club, but also the billionaire competi-

tion. The Jessica Simpson Collection is in competition with well-known designers such as the beloved Michael Kors. While her current collection is composed of shoes (very, very cute shoes), purses, hair extensions, clothes and more, she still has plans to expand by adding a full ready-to-wear collection and a career separates line later this year. The train doesn’t stop there; Simpson just launched a prom dress line at David’s Bridal. The new line features both evening and prom dresses. Luckily for Simpson, her fashion endeavors have been successful. Celebrity brands often don’t live to see a run-

way or magazine advertisement past one year. However, some celebrities catch the eyes of fashion editors and big-time buyers at fashion week, hitting it big among fellow celebs and customers. Celebrity brands like William Rast (Justin Timberlake), L.A.M.B. (Gwen Stefani) and The Row (MaryKate and Ashley Olsen) have all survived the celebrity clothing line catastrophe. Simpson’s advice to struggling celebrity brands? “When it comes to other celebrity brands, I think a lot of people do a great job, but it can’t be all about them,” Simpson said. “Everybody doesn’t want to just look like the celebrity, because they can’t. They just want that element of style.” Although she may not have graduated from Yale like her new fiancé, Jessica Simpson is still smart enough to know how to create a fashion empire and cash a $1 billion check.

not showing their feelings in public,” Udvardy said. Bathroom poetry in White Hall classroom building with lines like, “No resolutions. Just change,” “It’s not easy but it’s worth it,” and “If

they don’t believe make them believe,” are a few of the taggings that may inspire students to push open every door of every stall just to see what else is written there. However, the White Hall classroom building janitors may not find anything inspirational, motivating or savioresque about the vandalism that has commenced on their assigned cleaning areas; even if even if they recognize the good intentions behind the effort. “Of course, there are the words of one of anthropology’s most famous members, Margaret Mead,” Udvardy said. “‘Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that has.’ Her inspirational message applies to all humanity, whether female or male.”

‘Hall Pass’ gets a failing grade By Christopher Kelly McClatchy Tribune

Ever since their 1998 modern classic “There’s Something About Mary,” writers-directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly have struggled to try to recapture lightning in a bottle and conjure up yet another raunchy comedy with a heart of gold. Their latest effort, “Hall Pass,” stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis as a pair of married suburban men yearning for the freedom of youth. Wilson plays Rick, perpetually horny after nearly 20 years of marriage to Maggie (Jenna Fischer). He and his best friend, Fred (Sudeikis), similarly frustrated in his marriage to Grace (Christina Applegate), can’t quite believe their luck when their wives give them a hall pass ‘a week off from mar-

riage’ to sleep with other women. The wives are inspired by a psychologist friend (Joy Behar, awkward and miscast), who insists this strategy will save their relationships. What follows is yet another slapdash bromance in which overgrown children must learn to finally become men (see also: “The Hangover,” “Wedding Crashers,” “I Love You, Man,” and too many other titles of late to count). The Farrellys gleefully exploit stereotypes about race and homosexuality in a manner that is at first brazenly funny until it turns painfully uncomfortable. It’s an all-too-brief reminder of the artistry behind the Farrellys’ brand of lowbrow comedy. Too bad the rest of “Hall Pass” is just lurching, strained and forgettable.


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Dean’s List sets record More than 5,000 students make the list, the most in UK history By Audrey Smith

UK academics continue to push for excellence with a new record. The Dean’s List hit a new record last semester with 5,030 students making the cut, according to a news release. This was the first time the Dean’s List, which recognizes students for outstanding academic performance, has exceeded 5,000 people. The academic success of UK students has flourished as the undergraduate office has set forth new standards to help students achieve success. The past few semesters also had a high number of students on the Dean’s List

with 4,240 in spring 2010, 4,395 in fall 2009 and 4,167 in spring 2009, according to press releases. To make the Dean’s List, students have to earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher (some UK colleges require a 3.5) and to have taken at least 12 credit hours in that semester. Pass-fail classes are not included. Recent student success can largely be attributed to what is called “the war on attrition,” Randolph Hollingsworth, assistant provost for undergraduate education, said. The initial goal of the war on attrition, started in 2007 by Provost Kumble Subbaswamy, was to improve the retention rate of UK students.

In 2009 Mike Mullen, associate provost for undergraduate education, shifted the goal of “the war on attrition” to student success. Subbaswamy and Mullen have been working with the deans in all of the colleges to continue to improve advising, Hollingsworth said. Advisers and faculty members are working hard with students to find out what works best for each individual, he said. There has been a “strong emphasis on reaching out to students to meet personal needs,” Hollingsworth said. According to Mullen, the push for excellence comes from the students. Students with good academic preparation are taking on challenges and succeeding, making them more able to enrich the community they are a part of, Mullen said.

TRAFFICKING Continued from page 1 “What drug traffickers have found out is if (they) sell you a kilo of cocaine, it’s gone, (they) can’t make any more money from it,” Buel said. “But with a woman they

HOSPITAL Continued from page 1 also designed to be supportive of staff and the families here,” Karpf said. Karpf said the new medical center will help UK as well, becoming one of the top 20 academic medical centers in the country. “Top clinical work goes with successful research, which will benefit students and will be an excellent opportunity for undergrads,” Karpf said. Some say the new medical center will change UK’s

can keep money coming in.” Lack of financial support for these victims is a huge problem. It costs around $2.5 million to prosecute a domestic violence homicide, and often sex and labor abuse overlap, according to Buel’s lecture. “What do you think human trafficking is?” Buel

said. “It’s a slave trade.” Buel commended Kentucky’s laws concerning human trafficking, saying that they were ideal for legal combatants of the issue, like herself and her colleagues. “Kentucky you ought to be proud,” Buel said. “You have some good (human trafficking) statutes.”

“Top clinical work goes with successful research, which will benefit students and will be an excellent opportunity for undergrads.” DR. MICHAEL KARPF Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

identity as a whole. “Pride in the university as a whole (medical centeruniversity), not just a sports school,” said Amberlee Nickell, UK alumni and outreach manager at the hospital. “We are focused on healthcare also.” A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on May 15,

and patient care will begin on May 22. Once open to patients, the hospital will have 128 beds, including 48 ICU beds and 80 for acute care. “This is an exciting time for all of us as this longawaited new patient care facility becomes a reality,” said Ann Smith, chief administration officer for UK

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Cats cruiser gives students a safe transportation option When classes started back this semester, Student Government enacted one of its biggest projects this year: Cats Cruiser. This service provides free transportation for UK students on four set routes Thursday through Saturday 9 p.m. to 3 p.m. The service costs $1 for non-students. SG started working at the beginning of the school year to get this program rolling, and it had to overcome several obstacles including some pushback from a few mem-

bers of the surrounding community. For the program, SG teamed up with LexTran to use four 17-passenger vans. These vans pick up students from locations that students actually travel, to including apartment complexes and other off-campus locations. According to a Feb. 14 Kernel article, Cats Cruiser had 1,500 people ride its vans during the first three weeks of operation. This is a substantial turnout for the first three weekends, and hopefully this

number shows that students are being responsible if they are out on the weekends partying. Other Southeastern Conference schools have a service like this, so Cats Cruiser was a needed addition to UK’s campus. Though it was costly — the program costs $172,000, according to a Jan. 11, 2011 article — the Kernel supports Cats Cruiser because it provides students with safe, reliable transportation on nights when they need it.

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DanceBlue raises awareness of pediatric cancer, lifts spirits This past weekend was special. Something took place in two days on campus that did not consist just of partying, studying, socializing or stressing. ANNIE No, this HUGHES weekend Contributing was all columnist about the dancing. DanceBlue 2011 came and went in 24 grueling hours and left behind $673,976.60 for the UK Pediatric Oncology Unit. For one day, there was no focus on an individual’s problems or accomplishments, but instead on a collective groups desire to reach the goal of bringing the topic of cancer, and the battle against it, into the everyday

lives of college students. For five years, UK students have set aside one weekend to dedicate their bodies and their time to a relavent cause in our society. But the DanceBlue marathon does so much more than that. It is through organizing, fund-raising and management that the dancers, committee members, coordinators, volunteers and chairs bring one weekend to life in a way only the Big Blue Nation could. They develop relationships with the families, meet with a large amount of sponsors, involve alumni and somehow manage to capture the attention of every demographic on campus. DanceBlue is not a weekend fundraiser, but a yearlong marathon. I was unable to participate in the marathon this year, but I watched and

cheered courtesy of the incredibly interactive website and live feed. I would just like to personally thank every person involved for every sore foot, red blister, glazy eye and weak muscle they fought through for the kids. You have represented our generation as not only unwilling to be brought down by tough times, but also one that will stand up, fight and maybe even dance for those who are unable to do so themselves. While DanceBlue 2011 was most certainly “For The Kids,” it was also for someone else: yourselves. And you very much deserved it. Thank you for your time, your dedication and your courage to stand up to a disease that has prevented so many others from doing so. Annie Hughes is a political science junior. E-mail

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6 | Thursday, February 24, 2011 sports

One point: UK loses another close road game By Aaron Smith


UK’s Terrence Jones shoots during UK’s loss to Arkansas. Jones scored 10 points as UK fell to 7-6 in the Southeastern Conference.

UK lost a close game decided in the last couple of possessions. Again. This time, it was a 77-76 overtime loss to Arkansas that dropped UK to 7-6 in SEC play, tied for fourth, when a win would have tied it for second. The same problems that plagued UK in its other six road losses impeded the Cats again. They just didn’t do enough to win. For UK, its best players came up short down the stretch. Brandon Knight scored 26 points on 23 shots, making the types of plays that led ESPN to say “that’s a high school All-American move,” when it seemed like All-SEC might be even more appropriate. But then he committed a turnover with UK up one at the end of overtime, which led to a transition layup by Marcus Britt that gave Arkansas the decisive margin. Knight had four potential

game-winning shots, two at the end of regulation and two at the end of overtime, but missed them all. The final play was an inbounds play with 1.8 seconds left. Knight ran through screens toward the perimeter, caught the ball and fired up a shot while closely defended. The shot sailed away. “They felt good,” Knight said. “I felt great shooting them. They just didn’t go in.” Josh Harrellson had 12 points and 14 rebounds — but it was two rebounds he didn’t get that gave Arkansas crucial second chance points. One led to Arkansas tying the game at the end of regulation. Calipari said after the game UK not being tough enough to grab rebounds at the end of the game was a primary reason for the loss. Plenty of rebounds were bobbled away out of bounds. But some of UK’s best players also played little to no role in getting the Cats close. Terrence Jones had 10 points

UK, Calipari can’t find source of losses Brandon Knight let go of the ball with less than a second remaining in overtime, but UK fans didn’t need to watch. They’d been here before. It’s not that Knight doesn’t have the ability to hit in the clutch, and it’s not that UK isn’t better than Arkansas. It’s that UK wasn’t in Rupp Arena. It’s impossible to pinpoint what happens to the Cats when they leave Lexington. They still average fewer than 11 turnovers, hit their shots and play MATT the same defenses. In fact, UK held Arkansas MURRAY to less than 40 percent Kernel columnist from the field. Over the course of the year, UK head coach John Calipari has said his team has had a target on its back, but more teams seem to be hitting it than in the past. In Wednesday’s 77-76 loss, UK dropped its sixth conference game. This is

the first UK team to drop six Southeastern Conference road games since Arkansas joined the league during the SEC expansion in 1991. It’s also the first UK team to lose four straight conference road games since the end of the 2006-07 season. Not only is this team becoming accustomed to losing road games, but it’s used to losing by extremely thin margins. Its average margin of defeat on the road is just three points. Last-second losses have now come in their last three road games, and the Cats hope Wednesday would be the night it all turned around. Knight had a pair of opportunities of the close of regulation, and another chance at the end of overtime. None connected. Unlike his failure to call a timeout at the end of UK’s game in Gainesville, Calipari did call one for the last possession in Fayetteville. The issue is that the plays in both towns looked eerily similar, involving rushed, low-percentage shots from outside the arc. Running screens to line up threes

isn’t the worst option with a sharp-shooting team like this one, but with such quick players, getting them 15-footers inside the arc is going to lead to better chances, especially if they can find a way to get Josh Harrellson to clean them up. While the final play was drawn to hit Harrellson on the post, the play still wasn’t executed. And UK had two chances at game-winning shots. Fortunately for the Cats, they only have one more road game remaining. Unfortunately for the Cats, its against a Tennessee team that desperately needs a win to keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive. The Cats have an opportunity to get their feet back under them with two more home games before heading to Knoxville. The game against the Vols will either serve as an opportunity to restore confidence, or crumble morale before heading into the postseason, and Calipari has to find a way to turn the tides before March. The problem is, like everyone else, he’s still trying to figure out exactly what is going wrong when his guys aren’t in Rupp.

UK downs EMU 5-2 in opener By Ethan Levine

It was a balmy 45 degrees at Cliff Hagan Stadium when the UK baseball team took the field for the first time in front of its home fans in 2011 against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. After recording its first win of the season just one day earlier by defeating Morehead State 12-3, UK made it two victories in a row, beating EMU 5-2. UK was the first to get on the board in the bottom of the second inning, riding production from the bottom of its lineup. Second baseman Paul McConkey, starting in place of the injured Neiko Johnson, hit a single up the middle in his first career at bat to score third baseman Thomas McCarthy, giving UK an early one-run lead. “It was a goal of mine, it was a long time coming,” McConkey said. “I was pumped, I had to settle my

nerves a little bit. It’s just another day.” The Cats followed with two more runs in the fourth inning to take a three-run lead, and that was all the offense that UK starting pitcher Corey Littrell needed. A freshman left-hander, Littrell took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before allowing a single to EMU’s Tucker Rubino followed by a home run by the Eagles’ Ben Magsig, cutting UK’s lead down to 3-2. After the home run, Littrell exited to a standing ovation from the home crowd. With two insurance runs in the seventh inning, and solid outings by the relievers Trevor Gott and Jordan Cooper, Littrell earned his first career victory. “I felt good. I was a little shaky at first, but in my eight warm-up pitches I found it and began to hit my spots,” Littrell said. “I actually had a dream last night that I was

going to throw a perfect game, but I didn’t even think about it until the fifth inning ... I wasn’t nervous today, I was nervous Friday night when I threw in relief.” Senior Taylor Black led the way offensively, going 2-for-2 with an RBI, helping a young UK team bounce back from an 0-3 start to the season. Fellow senior Braden Kapteyn went 2-for-4 out of the cleanup spot, and contributed an RBI of his own. UK head coach Gary Henderson acknowledged the importance of senior leadership going forward. “We have 18 new guys,” Henderson said. “Anytime you have a bad weekend, the older guys need to give the team some perspective, but how much perspective? A little is fine, but then you need to get your rear ends in gear and go win a ballgame.” Follow Ethan on Twitter @KernelLevine.

and defended Marshawn Powell, who scored 22 and grabbed 10 rebounds. Doron Lamb had two points. In a game where the points were crucial, UK gave away too many free ones. In regulation, UK fouled Rotnei Clarke on a 3-point shot. He made it, and made

the free throw. Earlier, Clarke had shot seven straight free throws, a combination of fouls and a DeAndre Liggins technical. (Liggins picked up the technical protesting a call. Later in the game, he drew a charge, got up and raised his arms in sarcastic approval.) Clarke scored 26 points.

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The pages of the Kentucky Kernel for February 24, 2011.

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The pages of the Kentucky Kernel for February 24, 2011.