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postseason preview What will it take to win the SEC Tournament? It will take more for some teams than others. For UK, it’s as much about the NCAA Tournament as anything else.
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Descent into Madness UK Hoops demanded national attention last year, and they proved it with an Elite Eight appearance. This year, they hope to go even farther.
rom blowout wins over rivals to heartbreaking losses on the road, this UK men’s team has had its share of ups and downs. But when push came to shove, the Cats fought their way to a two-seed in the SEC tournament and a top-20 national ranking. Now, the past doesn’t matter. UK controls its own destiny. Three wins stand between them and their 28th SEC tournament title. But more importantly, six wins stand between UK and its eigth banner.
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The UK women’s basketball team hopes to recover from its loss to Tennessee in the final game of the SEC tournament before the NCAA tournament begins next week.
UK Hoops gets ready for NCAA Tournament By T.J. Walker email@example.com
Though the UK women’s basketball team won’t know who or where it will be playing until March 14, the Cats are regrouping. After being crushed in the Southeastern Conference Championship game by Tennessee 90-65, the Cats are looking to bounce back. “We have had some tough times this year, some very deflating losses,” Mitchell said. “But each time, this group has been able to bounce back, this is another chance for us to bounce back and show the great character these kids have.” But regrouping has taken time for these Cats. Losing seems to come in doses with UK, allowing one loss to turn it to another and at the beginning of the new year it turned into three losses. Only twice when UK has los have they been able to avoid a second consecutive loss this season. The Cats are currently on a losing streak and if UK allows that losing streak to grow, it’ll mean an early end to its tournament run. The Cats are currently ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 and will not play another game until the NCAA tournament, beginning on Saturday, March 19. UK is currently projected as a four seed in ESPN.com writer Charlie Creme’s women’s Bracketology. Creme has the Cats playing No. 13 seed Princeton in the first round in College Park, Md., potentially playing the home team and five seed Maryland in the second round. While nothing will be official until the selection committee decides on Selection Monday, the Cats could have a tougher road due to the NCAA allowing women team’s to host first and sec-
ond round games. Unlike the men’s NCAA tournament, women’s teams could play in their own home arenas in the first and second round. That could be problematic for the Cats (24-8) who have struggled this season away from the friendly confines of Memorial Coliseum. Six of UK’s eight losses have come outside of Lexington and UK is just 8-5 in true road games this season. And while no NCAA tournament game will be a true road game, it could seem that way if it has to play a team
that is hosting the first and second round, like Creme projects. Creme wasn’t available for comment on what UK would have to do to move up for seeding, but since the Cats have no games remaining, one would assume it would need higher ranked teams to lose. The three teams ranked above the Cats in the AP Top 25 all lost in its conference tournaments, which would appear to be positive news for the Cats, but the newest rankings already took the other teams losses into consideration.
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Matthew Mitchell led UK Hoops to the Elite Eight last season, and believes in his team’s ability to “bounce back.”
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Crunching the numbers Why UK’s road woes won’t follow it to the postseason UK fans can breathe easy. The road 100 possessions. When the Cats hit the road games, which have caused the team endless and play teams in their home arenas, that marheadaches this season, have come to an end. gin drops to 1.76. On neutral courts, that marAll that stands between this gin rises all the way up to 15.12. squad and an eighth title is It’s important to note that UK isn’t dismal the postseason. on the road, as the efficiency margin shows. In Go ahead. Laugh. Write fact, they are in the positive, meaning they this squad off as a team that score more than their opponents per 100 poswill fizzle out in the early sessions. Their road losses were mostly of the rounds. But the numbers slimmest of margins, and the Tennessee game suggest otherwise, as does may have been the Cats finally getting over MATT MURRAY the traveling fanbase. Be- that hump. tween now and the team’s fiAlso important to note is that two of those nal loss (or a banner) history suggests that UK neutral wins include top 25 teams, namely a fans should outnumber those of just about any 14-point win over a Big East powerhouse in other team the Cats would meet until the Final No. 4 Notre Dame. Four. Whatever it is that dictates the Cat’s ability “Everybody knows it’s to score, the road disease not played on the road, its on doesn’t seem to follow them neutral site,” said UK head to neutral sites. The likely coach John Calipari. “Every- 100% reason — the incessant travbody knows how we play in eling of its fans. 90% those.” “The good news is the Let’s break it down into NCAA Tournament is not 80% three categories — home, played on the road. As a away and neutral sites. The matter of fact, we'll have so 70% Cats haven’t lost a single many people there, it will 60% game at home, thus their probably feel like we are at winning percentage at home home. So that's a good thing 50% is 100 percent. Their 3-7 road for this team. “ record finds them at a measly At this point, the SEC 40% winning percentage of 30 Tournament will serve as a 30% percent in true road games. warm-up for the Cats. If But on neutral sites, which they can get the ball rolling 20% will be the case for the durabefore it really matters, tion of postseason play, UK they can acclimate them10% is 4-1, a winning percentage selves to a string of neutral of 80 percent. games, while improving This suggests that it isn’t their seeding for the Big being away from Rupp that Dance. causes headaches for the Securing a two-seed home squad and heartache for its with a road win at Ten(31.26) fans, but that the apparent nessee may have been the curse lies when the squad best possible outcome for plays IN opponent’s home the Cats in kick-starting a arenas. positive domino effect. It While its difficult to landed them in the easier of neutral the two SEC brackets with a pinpoint a specific flaw in the team when it hits the (15.12) bye, setting them up for an road, calculating the effiopportunity to potentially ciency margin between UK improve their NCAA standand its opposition begins to ing to a three-seed. paint a clearer picture. A On that note, UK has to foaway team’s efficiency is calcucus on one game at a time, and lated by determining the ride the wave. But it couldn’t (1.76) number of points they score hurt to rally the Big Blue Nain one hundred possessions. tion to head to Atlanta. You then find the margin by subtracting the “I don’t know exactly how many (fans) opponent’s efficiency from that of UK. will be there, but it will be a lot,” Calipari In Rupp Arena, the Cats’ efficiency margin said. “But I guess now (after the win at Tenagainst opponents is 31.26, meaning that they nessee) I don’t care if it’s on the road, neutral score 31.26 more points than opponents per or at home.”
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Senior Josh Harrellson was one active UK player who was with the team last year in its SEC-winning season. Harrellson said he serves a role of teaching through experience for the Cats’ younger players.
Preparing for tourney time By Aaron Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
UK head coach John Calipari isn’t all that concerned with winning the Southeastern Conference Tournament, at least not in the literal way. He’s not worried about lifting the trophy at the end, or being crowned champions, or raising a banner proclaiming UK’s conference conquering. There’s really one thing Calipari cares about: helping out the NCAA seed. Of course, these two things are not mutually exclusive. A good tournament showing increases the chances of earning a higher seed. So that, really, is why he wants to win. “If it helps us get a better seed, then let’s go for it,” Calipari said. “We’d like to win it, but it’s for seed more than anything else. This tournament is to prepare us to play well that following week.” Calipari said after the Tennessee game UK might be able to move up to a three seed. Right now, most analysts project UK as a four or five seed. Regardless, there’s no one set of circumstances that dictates what will happen. “Depends on how we play here,” Calipari said. “Depends on what happens around there. I don’t know what we’re seeded right now, but from 10 days ago it’s gone up a line, maybe two. … Maybe you don’t move up the line, but within that line.” For senior Josh Harrellson, who is trying to go backto-back after being on the SEC championship-winning team, a weight has been lifted after winning three games in a row and dispelling some of the doubts about the team’s ability to win when it matters. “We’re on a hot streak right now,” Harrellson said. “Hopefully we can carry that over.” Calipari said that because of the youth on the team in
terms of tournament inexperience, he was going to talk with them about his past teams and what made them successful. Still, they haven’t faced the lose-and-go-home mentality. Calipari is trying to get his team into a tournament mindset. It’s been more of an issue this year. Players would look at the scoreboard. They would be afraid to lose. To combat that, Calipari said they need to be narrow-minded. “You have to have more fun than everybody else, and you really have to stay in the moment,” Calipari said. “You can’t worry about anything else.” One of the biggest concerns is the potential of playing three games in three days if UK makes the finals. Junior DeAndre Liggins said the biggest thing players need to focus on is getting rest and taking care of their bodies during the hours off between
games. “It’s going to be tough,” Harrellson said. Harrellson also pointed at UK’s experience in the Maui Tournament as a benefit. UK played three games in three days before falling to Connecticut in the champiosnhip. Along with the inexperience is the short rotation. Doron Lamb said having only six players earning significant and constant playing time was his biggest surprise of this season. The drawback for Calipari is that there is less room for error. “Error becomes foul trouble,” Calipari said. “Error also becomes poor play like against Tennessee in the first half. We had three guys who were just playing awful. Well, that means you’re trying to play with just three or four guys.” Follow Aaron on Twitter @KernelASmith.
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John Calipari believes the Southeastern Conference tournament is a chance for his team to better its NCAA seeding.
And the award goes to ... By Aaron Smith email@example.com
When Southeastern Conference coaches voted on player awards, UK was expected to garner its fair share. Head coach John Calipari said UK was only allowed to nominate one player each for SEC Player of the Year and Freshman of the
Some UK highlights • Terrence Jones was named SEC Freshman of the Year. • Jones and Brandon Knight were both named to the First Team, made up of eight players. • Jones, Knight and Doron Lamb were all named to the All-Freshman team, which consists of eight players. Lamb said he didn’t know he had been selected when media talked to him around 2 p.m. Tuesday. • DeAndre Liggins was named to the All-Defensive Team, which consists of five players.
Year. He said he had an athletics department staffer “flip a coin” to determine who got nominated for which award.
Highlights from around the league • Florida’s Billy Donovan was named Coach of the Year, his first time winning the award. • Florida senior Chandler Parsons was named SEC Player of the Year. • Mississippi State’s Riley Benock was named Scholar-Athlete of the year.
In the end, Knight got nominated for Player of the Year, and Jones was nominated for Freshman of the Year. Calipari said he hoped the Associated Press would vote Knight Freshman of the Year, because they both deserve it. Josh Harrellson agreed. “I wouldn’t mind a co-Freshman of the Year. I think they both deserve it more than anybody. I feel bad for Brandon. He’s led the team through battles.”
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Getting defensive: Lamb shifts focus away from offense By Chandler Howard firstname.lastname@example.org
UK freshman Doron Lamb isn’t taking his offensive talent to South Beach, just to another facet of his game. In the latter portion of the season, it’s been clear Lamb hasn’t posted the gaudy offensive numbers he did earlier this season. But to himself, teammates and his coaches, Lamb is improving.
“I’m just trying to work harder on defense, do whatever I can do to help my team win,” Lamb said. At the 21-games mark this season (through UK’s loss at Ole Miss) Lamb average 14.2 points per game and had only finished in single digits seven times, 33 percent of the games. In the last nine games, however, he has posted single-digit final numbers six times, 66 percent of those
games. That gives way to an average of 9.8 points per game, nearly five points less than he was putting up earlier in the year. With that, his role on the team has changed. As of late, Lamb has been in charge of sticking with the opposing team’s best offensive man. Most recently, he helped guard Tennessee junior Scotty Hopson when UK’s known best defender junior DeAndre Liggins needed a break.
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Freshman Doron Lamb says he’s happy to take on the role of guarding opposing team’s best offensive players.
SEC can help Cats’ NCAA seed A seed sprouts a tree, which ultimately helps bear the fruits of a successful NCAA Tournament run. Or something to that extent. UK head coach John Calipari is well aware of this cyclical nature in March, and he has unabashedly stated multiple times before that his primary goals don’t necessarily include regular or postseason conference titles — to the dismay of some fans — but working toward the best possible seed for the NCAA Tournament. And rightly so. Anything Nick Craddock of note that can be accomplished in an NCAA Tournament supersedes anything done within conference play and thus, everything builds toward putting yourself in a position for success in the Tournament, where the real lasting memories are made. Following the Cats’ win over Tennessee on Sunday, Calipari told a small group of reporters in the corner of the Vols’ panic room of a visiting press media room that he believed his team had a chance to be a No. 3 seed in the Big Dance; though he wouldn’t definitively express what seed he thought his team deserved (naturally). The Cats’ recent wins, including those over Florida and Vanderbilt, and his team’s strong strength of schedule (12th in the nation) and quality RPI (13th in the nation) lend credence to Calipari’s three-seed claim. However, eight losses, particularly those at Ole Miss, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama don’t portray the Cats as deserving of one of the lines on the bracket for the top-12 seeded teams. According to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s bracketology, the Cats are projected to be a No. 4 seed as of Monday and they should fall eventually somewhere in the three-to-five range. The difference between a No. 4 seed and No. 3 seed may seem minute because, after all,
it is only one number. I could even have you wondering whether you should care about such a small difference. Well, you should care about the seeding if recent history means anything. Since 2001, only three times has a fourthseeded team advanced past the Sweet Sixteen: Kansas made a run to the Elite Eight in 2004, while Louisville and Louisiana State made Final Four appearances in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Bump up a spot to the three-seed line and the chances of a more successful showing in the Big Dance significantly improve. Since 2001, three No. 3 seeds have featured in the championship game with Syracuse and Florida winning titles in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Only in 2002 did at least one No. 3 seed fail to advance past the Sweet Sixteen. Sure, this could be the magical year of the No. 4 seeds, but don’t count on it. The law of averages also dictates that a No. 16 seed will defeat a No. 1 seed, but the law of averages has yet to win anyone their office bracket pool. How can the Cats avoid the fate of a No. 4 seed? Winning the Southeastern Conference Tournament would make an improved case for a higher seed from the NCAA selection committee. The first-round bye the Cats secured by virtue of their win over the Vols was critical in helping the Cats’ chances of winning the SEC title. Since 2001, only four teams who have not received a first-round bye have reached the SEC title game. Only two of those teams, Georgia in 2008 and Mississippi State in 2009, captured the SEC title. Although winning the SEC title might not have been a goal for Calipari, the byproduct of cutting down the nets in Atlanta this weekend will increase the chances of a better seeding on Selection Sunday. And a good seeding — perhaps that No. 3 seed — will undoubtedly increase the likelihood of the Cats tasting the sweet nectar of victory in the Big Dance more often.
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UK head coach John Calipari even seemed to take offense when asked about Lamb not having as much success. “No, what you guys are missing is he’s really defending,” Calipari said. “For the first time in his life, he’s using up a ton of energy defending. His offense is lacking a little bit, but not much. But he doesn’t have the energy because he’s really thinking, ‘You know, I’ve got to
guard somebody,’ which is something we’ve been on him about.” But Lamb said he’s familiar with the role, as he guarded the opposing team’s best player when he was at Oak Hill Academy. As with most things in college basketball compared to high school, though, it is much harder, he said. Lamb attributed the number of offensive screens to being one of the main reasons. Despite having the correct
mindset and knowing the position, Lamb said he never asked for the role of guarding the opposing team’s best players. It was something Calipari assigned to him. “I have a lot of confidence (as a defender),” Lamb said. “Coach is letting me guard the best player, I’m doing a good job, I think. If he keeps giving me that job, I can do it.” Follow Chandler on Twitter @KernelHoward.
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wildcats university of kentucky At this point, the SEC tournament is about NCAA seeding. Making it to the title game could let them leapfrog Fla. as the highest-seeded SEC team. #lock tigers auburn university The Tigers’ only hope for the Big Dance is the one-in a-million long shot at winning the SEC tourney. They shouldn’t hold their breath. #notgonnahappen crimson tide university of alabama Despite winning the West, the Tide is still on the bubble. A win gets it to the SEC quarterfinals and likely gets the team into the tourney. #shouldntbeonbubble gators university of florida Right now, Florida will likely be the highest-seeded SEC team in the NCAA tournament. Getting to the SEC finals should secure that. #lock bulldogs university of georgia As of now, Georgia is most likely not in the field of 68. It needs to string together two or three SEC tourney wins if it wants to avoid the NIT. #bubble razorbacks university of arkansas Arkansas had a mediocre season at best, and coach John Pelphry, a former UK player, was already in the hot seat. They won’t be dancing. #nochance bulldogs mississippi state Mississippi State finished with a respectable 9-7 SEC record, but its 17-13 regular season record won’t do it. They gotta win the SEC tourney. #unlikely rebels ole miss Like their cross-state rivals, the Rebels are in a tight spot. Ole Miss’ only shot at the Big Dance is taking home the SEC title. #unlikely gamecocks university of south carolina Losing Downey was more than the Gamecocks could bare. They finished at the bottom of the East, and winning the SEC is their only hope. #Obiwonkinobi volunteers university of tennessee The Volunteers were sporadic at best, beating powerhouses and losing to non-BCS schools. Need an SEC win to secure a spot in the Dance. #bubble commodores vanderbilt Vanderbilt is safe come NCAA time, but some SEC tourney wins could improve its seeding. Problem is, Florida and Tennessee stand in its way. #lock tigers louisiana state university LSU had an abysmal season and there isn’t much reason to believe its showing in the SEC tournament will be any different. #nochance
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Clockwise from left: Austin Simpson, Jade Simpson, Brad Feather and Scott Allen enjoy crawfish platters at Bourbon n’ Toulouse Tuesday night during Mardi Gras.
Locals geaux fish Bourbon n’ Toulouse cracks into Mardi Gras palette The sights and sounds of New Orleans reverberated through Lexington on Tuesday in celebration of Mardi Gras. The “Cajun and Creole joint” Bourbon n' Toulouse catered to a line spilling out into the sidewalk of Euclid Ave., as Lexington resi-
UKPD graduates FBI trainees By Ally Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK Police Department has unique exposure to FBI training. By the end of 2011, approximately 13 percent of the UK Police Department will have graduated from the FBI National Academy. “It’s extraordinarily difficult to get in the program,” Steve Tidwell, the executive director of the FBI National Academy Association, said. “UKPD is known for being a solid, solid department. For having seven through, I would say that speaks well for UK and the police department.” Of the 54 sworn officers of the UKPD, seven will have graduated the National Academy by December. “My goals are to train and develop my officers,” Joe Monroe, chief of the UKPD, said. “I need to give them the tools they need to progress their skills.” While the UKPD is the 14th largest in the state, its National Academy graduation numbers rate alongside only three others— the Louisville Metro Police Department, with 11 graduates, Lexington Division of Police with eight, and Kentucky State Police with six. According to Monroe, who holds a chair on the state board for the National Academy, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University and Northern Kentucky University each have one graduate. Other Kentucky campus police departments do not have any graduates. Capt. Nathan Brown of the UKPD graduated from the National Academy last December and said one of the most important features of the program is that it is open to not only U.S. officers, but international law enforcement leaders too. “We determined that our problems are not unique,” he said. Tidwell said that possibly the best aspect See UKPD on page 4
dents waited to order platters of crawfish. Before entering the shoulder-to-shoulder space, local musicians played the New Orleans classic, “The Saints Go Marching In,” and dancers performed the samba to entertain residents waiting in line.
Free shuttle to launch students into spring break By Cody Porter
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Students who are going out of town for spring break can avoid high gas prices and parking fees at the airport by taking a free spring break shuttle on Thursday and Friday. UK’s Parking and Transportation Services will be offering a free shuttle to Blue Grass Airport to all UK students. The shuttling service will begin at 6 a.m. each day, and will pick up students on campus in two-hour intervals through 4 p.m. Students should plan to leave campus at least two hours prior to take-off from the airport. “It’s really just one less thing to have to figure out,” Chrissie
Anyone interested in using the shuttle should e-mail email@example.com at least two business days in advance with the subject as “Spring Break Shuttle” and follow with his or her name, address, phone number, date, time and pick-up location listed in the message. Balding Tune, the Parking and Transportation spokesperson, said. She spoke about why it may be more important to certain students as compared to others. “It really benefits students who do not have a vehicle here
on campus so they don’t have to worry about getting a ride from somebody.” Students need to make their own arrangements back to campus when they return, said Balding Tune. Suggested methods include LexTran’s Airport/Keeneland Express, which is a $1 fare that runs Monday through Friday and drops off at the Vine Street bus terminal. Students also can use their student ID for a 15 percent discount with Mr. Taxi which charges approximately $16-$20 for cab fare from Blue Grass Airport to campus. UK Plus accounts are accepted as well. A representative from Parking and Transportation Services will contact interested individuals via phone or e-mail to confirm their pickup.
Filmmaker Jenks pays visit to UK MTV star to discuss experiences, how to change perceptions By Joshua Bryant firstname.lastname@example.org
Filmmaker Andrew Jenks will be on campus tonight to share his life experiences and help students break down stereotypes. Jenks is most well known around the country for his hit show on MTV titled “World of Jenks.” On the show, Jenks lives with people from all walks of life
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for a week. He films the documentaries in hopes of helping others understand those who live differently. “We ended up choosing Jenks not only because he was popular amongst the UK student community, but because his mission and message is timely,” Sarah Jones, the associate director of engaging issues for Student Activities Board, said. “He is the same age as many college
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students so he is extremely relatable, and the fact that he is an excellent filmmaker makes his story even more appealing, especially to the college community.” Jenks, 24, first gained his stardom at the age of 19, when he was a sophomore at New York University. His film, “Andrew Jenks, Room 335,” gained the attention of HBO and was made into a movie. “I think he can open our eyes to new perspectives,” Jill Baranowski, the director of engaging See JENKS on page 2
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African-American contributions to the culture of the Appalachian region will be showcased today and tomorrow in room 230 of the UK Student Center. The “Symposium on Affrilachia: Celebrating the Artistic and Intellectual Contributions of African Americans to Appalachia,” aims to clarify the national image of the region by joining interested parties in honoring African American works in the area. The event is sponsored by the UK College of Arts and Sciences’ Africana Studies program, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, and several other UK facilities. The function will also act as a prelude for the Appalachian Studies Association annual conference that will be held at Eastern Kentucky University March 11-12. Frank X. Walker, an associate professor of English, cochair of Africana Studies and editor of Pluck!, said there is a need for the enlightenment of the meeting. “I think most people are unfamiliar with the intellectual and artistic contributions African Americans have made to Appalachia. Mass media stereotypes and caricatures evoke images of Lil Abner and Daisy Duke and not August Wilson, Carter G. Woodson, Nina Simon,” Walker said.
If you go What: Symposium on Affrilachia: Celebrating the Artistic and Intellectual Contributions of African Americans to Appalachia When: Wednesday and Thursday, all day Where: Student Center, room 230 Admission: Free for students, $35 per person for both days, $20 per person for one day for the general public. The term “Affrilachia,” used in the symposium’s title, is a portmanteau of African and Appalachia created by Walker when he discovered, in 1991, that the dictionary definition of Appalachians suggested a homogenous white population, “automatically rendering people of color in the region invisible.” “I think many people of color find it easier to claim the region because of the word’s existence,” Walker said. The symposium will host multiple speakers, such as Paul Taylor of Pennsylvania State University. There also will be several discussion panels and a performance of “Your Negro Tour Guide,” which is Kathy Y. Wilson’s one-woman play starring Torie Wiggins. The event will close on Thursday with a performance by Carolina Chocolate Drops, a string band from Durham, N.C. Those interested in attending the Affrilachian celebration can view a full itinerary of the symposium’s events listed on the UK Africana Studies website.
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JENKS Continued from page 1 issues for SAB, said. “College students are often not forced into situations where they have to think of things in a new way. This will give us all a chance to try something new in a safe perspective. As we begin to enter the world, we need to be aware that not
Mark Cuban jumps into Charlie Sheen fray By Patrick Goldstein MCT
The most depressing part of the sordid Charlie Sheen saga is how little we’ve heard from his supposed friends, who by now should have rounded up an intervention posse to help the out-ofcontrol actor get some help for his addictions. But Sheen, like all too many TV and movie stars, is surrounded by a flock of enablers. Actually, that starts with the broadcast media, who, Sheen despite Sheen’s long history of drug abuse and violence toward women, continue to give him every platform available to protest his innocence, as well as the online media, who continue to milk his story for every last hit and page view possible. But of course there are also the Cuban weaselly showbiz handlers, who seem happy to keep the Sheen Money Machine humming along as long as it churns out paydays for everyone involved. People in Hollywood are buzzing about CBS dumping Sheen from “Two and a Half Men.” But everyone has also been expressing amazement over the brutally candid quote in the Times from Tom Arnold, who said that he recently approached one of Sheen’s coterie of support personnel, saying, “This guy is in serious trouble with serious drugs. We’ve got to help him.” The handler told Arnold to butt out, saying, “We can make a lot of money from him. I can’t be part of (any intervention).” As if that wasn’t bad enough, Dallas Mavericks and Landmark Theatres owner Mark Cuban has now gotten involved, telling ESPN
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that he’s been talking with the troubled actor about developing a show for Cuban’s HDNet cable network. “I reached out and we’ve had some conversations, and we’re going to work on some things,” said Cuban, who added that he’s discussed with Sheen the possibility of the actor hosting a talk show or starring in a reality program on HDNet. “It comes down to what he wants to do and what his situation is. ... But it’s a unique opportunity, I’ll say that.” I think the money quote there is “unique opportunity.” What Cuban seems to be implying is that with CBS having washed its hands of Sheen, the actor is now an available piece of free-agent talent for HDNet, a network that is in desperate need of the kind of star power that would put it on the map. It would be one thing if Cuban had made Sheen a serious offer but said that the star would have to go into rehab and clean up his act first. But Cuban apparently hasn’t given Sheen any incentive to change his behavior in return for making some quick money for all concerned, which would be close to the textbook definition of being an enabler. It’s hard to imagine that Cuban would take the same stance if one of his NBA stars was abusing drugs and attacking women. But that’s because the NBA has a strict drug-testing policy and a strong-willed commissioner with the power to punish anyone whose behavior strays beyond the bounds of polite society. Cuban knows this all too well _ he’s been fined more than $1.6 million for a variety of reasons during his tenure as Mavericks owner. But in show business, as is all too clear from the Sheen soap opera, there is no higher authority. Hollywood is the ultimate free market for situational ethics and morality. If someone is rich and famous enough, they can fly as high as they want before their selfdestructive tailspin sends them plummeting to the ground.
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everyone thinks the way we do and sees things the way we do. We need to respect each other.” After season one, which premiered on Sept. 13, 2010, Jenks has spent time with a person with autism, a homeless person, a professional cheerleader, a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and many others. Jenks uses what he learns from living with this these in-
dividuals to teach others not to believe in stereotypes. “I look forward to see(ing) and listening to Jenks this Wednesday,” Aaron Milling, a business sophomore, said. “He helps me to see the lives of others through their eyes instead of my own.” The event is today at 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s Worsham Theater. At 8 p.m, Jenks will answer audience questions. The event is free.
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Let’s get some things straight: Supporting a global economy, encouraging fair and free trade and outsourcing to provide employment opportunities to people abroad can all be good things. But there is a point when we as Americans have to realize the impact the government, corporations and even our own buying behaviors have on our domestic economy. It’s no secret that American employment has had some setbacks as of late. ABC’s Christiane Amanpour said in a March 6 “This Week” segment that for SHANNON the first time in about two years, the FRAZER American unemployment rate has dropped below nine percent, with Kernel columnist 192,000 jobs created in February. Amanpour was wrapping up what the first week of the ABC series, “Made in America,” revealed: If Americans bought more products made in America, it would make a difference. And giving up products made with cheap overseas labor may eventually become too expensive. According to Diane Sawyer of ABC’s “World News,” spending just $3.33 on American-made goods could create 10,000 new jobs. ABC news anchor David Muir headed up a crew to replace all foreign-made products in one family’s home with American-made products (which included a considerable amount of furniture, appliances and other home essentials), and surprisingly it was less expensive to do so. On top of that, the quality was evaluated as just as durable. And it may be impossible to buy solely from America. In one episode, finding an American-made coffee maker was an hour-long affair … which, once shipped, producers found was sold in New England, but was actually made in China. This begs the question: Are items partially made in America better than not being made in this country at all? In his State of the Union address, President Obama recognized the discrepancies Americans have between our importing of products and our exporting of resources. “We need to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world,” Obama said.
Because of limited American markets in appliances, furniture and electronics, the products in these categories that really do originate in America tend to be very highend and expensive. The key to it is to look at the long-term investment. Buying foreign-made products can be cheaper up front, but how do these products compare in quality to their American counterparts? What sort of working conditions did the creators and assemblers of the product endure and how much compensation did they receive? By buying foreign products, these inequalities may perpetuate and continue to cost and burden the American economy in the process. How much more convincing do you need to buy American-made products? Or do we need to look back to the Buy American Act, enacted under President Franklin Roosevelt? I think exemptions from as early as 1933, when the Act was passed, have trickled into American consumers’ psyche today. The Act said Americans didn’t have to purchase a domestic product if it was identical to, but more expensive than a foreign product by a particular percentage; if it was in the public interest to choose the non-American product; or if it wasn’t made in the U.S. in sufficient quantity or at the necessary level of quality. Similarly, Americans justify their purchasing of foreign-made products today because they are noticeably cheaper, some items aren’t made in bulk in the U.S. and still others are “less expensive” to import from overseas or, simply, because that coffee maker from China is the only option available. Americans need to condition themselves to question this more often. Buying from foreign markets should not necessarily be frowned upon; rather, there needs to be more transparency in how and where products are assembled. Corporations need to look first to the American workforce before considering outsourcing. And consumers need to take a more educated view on what they are buying. We are consumers, and we are Americans. As such, we need to embrace both of these roles in our future buying endeavors. Buy American and save America. Shannon Frazer is a journalism senior. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Spring break success: Bat Cats begin home-stand UK downs EKU 8-1 bi-winning brews behind Littrell, Kapteyn NICK CRADDOCK Kernel columnist
Charlie Sheen has set the bar incredibly high for spring break 2011 for Canadians and Americans alike. However, for most of you non-Canadians who aren’t lucky enough to be born with Adonis DNA, a bit of Canadian beer coursing through your veins, alongside that tiger blood, should have nothing but successful results (you know ... should you not want to do anything constructive with your time). As Sheen has proved, one’s success is all relative to perception. So, to make sure you don’t fall into a trap that is alcoholics anonymous or fall into the trap of becoming more like an Estevez than a Sheen, drink all of these Canadian beers in one-fourteenth of a fortnight to speed up the process of developing the self-destructive habits that will put you on the path to becoming an unemployed winner after college. Labatt Blue — named for the blue label around the bot-
tle and the staple of any Canadian’s Sheening bender. Grab a Blue after a hard day’s work and try to have someone tell you that your life isn’t perfect and bitchin’. The end result if you drink too much of this? A perfect and bitchin’ life. Molson Canadian — it’s beer and the name clearly indicates that it’s brewed in Canada. That’s bi-winning in one step. You win there and you win here. The end result if you drink too much of this? Bi-winning. Molson Export — the oldest of all Molson brand beers. The end result if you drink too much of this? The oldest of partiers, like Mick Jagger and Frank Sinatra, will be put to shame. Kokanee — associated with the slogan “it’s the beer out here,” because of its British Columbia brewery roots. It also sounds eerily similar to the word “cocaine.” Sniffing nose candy isn’t something Sheen would condone though. The end result if you drink too much of this? The ability to still pass a drug test. Winning! Scratch that, bi-winning! Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale-for those people whose minds don’t fire in a way that is maybe not from
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Memoirs of a Canuck this particular terrestrial realm, this drink may be an India pale ale, but it’s all Canadian, baby. The end result if you drink too much of this? A mind that you want to unplug because it’s so good. La Fin du Monde — translated, this French Canadian beer means “The End of the World.” What an appropriately named drink for Sheeners everywhere. The end result if you drink too much of this? You remain in your only gear: go. In the spirit of Sheen, consider the start of your spring break today and approach all of your adult responsibilities with indifference and nifty catchphrases that can trend on Twitter. One-and-a-half weeks in a Canadian-induced stupor isn’t a long time to find a pair of goddesses, but it probably is enough time for you to grow weary of more Sheen references in pop culture than anybody could survive. Maybe.
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UKPD Continued from page 1 of the Academy is that it is fraternal and professional, creating bonds that last for years. “It’s about networking,” Monroe said, who graduated more than six years ago but still keeps in touch with his classmates.
According to Monroe, the connections in Academy are always available. He said reaching out for other perspectives helps with cases. Kentucky is granted only 16 slots of the approximately 1,000 annual slots, and participation is by invitation only. There is one UKPD officer on the waiting list for 2012 and two more being sent in 2013. Monroe wants to send every officer who is
interested to the Academy. “I can’t ask for a better training program,” he said. “I learned more there than any other training program I have been through. By giving my guys the tools to become leaders, they will be able to lead in our organization and (others). It’s the trickle-down effect. The program makes us a better agency.” Read the full story at kykernel.com
After spending the weekend in Houston, the UK baseball team returned home to Cliff Hagan Stadium on Tuesday to begin an 11game home-stand. It faced off with the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels. The Cats did not disappoint the home fans, downing the Colonels 8-1. UK (6-6) was hot at the plate all afternoon long. Eight of nine UK batters recorded at least one hit against EKU, including Thomas McCarthy, who reached base for the 12th time in 12 games, and Taylor Black, who was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week last week. Black, hitting out of the leadoff spot, went 4-for-5 on the afternoon, and was only a home run away from hitting for the cycle. “I’m kind of streaky so far,” Black said, “so it’s good to go out there and get a couple hits when our team needs it, especially coming off of a couple losses.” The Cats’ offensive explosion was com-
plemented by strong pitching by starter Corey Littrell and reliever Braden Kapteyn. Littrell pitched a career-high seven innings in his second start of the season, recording five strikeouts and allowing just one run on three hits by EKU. “I’m really happy with the performance today (by Littrell),” UK head coach Gary Henderson said. “There’s plenty more that he needs to work on and get better at, but seven innings, three hits, five punch-outs, I thought for the most part he was pretty much in control.” Kapteyn, who acted as UK’s designated hitter to start the game, took the mound in the eighth inning and pitched two scoreless innings, recording four strikeouts. “I was really pleased with the progress that Braden showed,” Henderson said. “That’s a good outing, no hits, he hit one guy and struck out four, and even with the base runner he still looked like he was in charge. It was very much of a positive step forward for him. He threw a lot of strikes, I’m really happy to see him do well.” The Cats will play host to Middle Tennessee State Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m. as they will look to maintain their undefeated record at home this season.