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Back for round 2 Beshear, former Louisville mayor clinch gubernatorial win FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear’s day started off early Tuesday as he voted at 10:30 at Mt. Zion Church in his home precinct of Winchester, Ky. By 7:36 p.m. Tuesday, Beshear found out he won 56 percent of the vote, confirming another four-year term as governor.

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“This election was never about parties,” Beshear said. “It was about who could best bring the commonwealth together to tackle the challenges we have.” The incumbent has a vast background in the Kentucky political sphere as the state’s former lieutenant governor from 1983-87, the attorney general from 1979-83, and a state representative from 1974-79. Beshear, who won his first gubernatorial election in 2007 with current Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, teamed up with Louisville native and “Mayor for Life” Jerry Abramson. The new duo has more than 30 years of experience in collaborative efforts. “Right off the bat we’ll continue to work on economic development and creating jobs,” Abramson said. Abramson served as Louisville mayor from 1986-99 and after the city’s merger from


See BESHEAR on page 5 Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, right, and his running mate, Jerry Abramson, celebrated their win at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Williams will still Voter turnout: work for Ky. 28.6% By Brian Hancock


Gatewood Galbraith signed an autograph for 11-year-old Atlanta Harrison after losing the governor’s race to Gov. Steve Beshear.

Galbraith ran to spread his message Independent candidate loses in 5th time running for governor By Cassidy Herrington

Gatewood Galbraith may not be hanging his wide-brim fedora at the governor’s mansion this year, but his pre- and post-election commentary may be resurrected in future political discussions. Galbraith garnered 9 percent of the vote. At his reception at the Crowne Plaza Tuesday evening, Galbraith said he was “ticked off” by the results. “That’s what got me out here to begin with,” Galbraith said. “Some ticked-off people never quit. It’s too early to tell.” The 2011 election marks Galbraith’s fifth run for governor, but this was his first and most notable attempt as an independent. Before the results were released, he showed no signs of doubt and predicted he would beat Beshear by two percentage points. “I’m predicting victory,” Galbraith said.

The polls didn’t bode well for Galbraith. Leading up to the election, he held a steady 10 percent at best. His budget was tight, with $200,000 in campaign financing, compared to Beshear’s $10 million and Williams’ $2 million. “I could never ever run again without the money,” Galbraith said. “We do it because of the strength of the message.” Although the tides were seemingly against Galbraith, he made memorable talking points on the campaign trail. His creation, the Commonwealth Incentive, pledged to See GALBRAITH on page 4

In what came as no surprise, Republican nominee David Williams lost to Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear in Kentucky’s race for governor Tuesday night. Beshear won with almost 56 percent to Williams’ 35 percent of the popular vote. Independent Gatewood Galbraith claimed 9 percent of the vote. “We had a long year,” Williams told a crowd of supporters at Lexington’s Griffin Gate Marriot. “I have a lot of people to thank.” Williams consistently lagged behind Beshear in polls throughout the election season. He experienced several setbacks early in his campaign, including the resignation of his campaign manager, Luke Marchant, in

early August. Williams continued his campaign without a manager. He also pulled in significantly less funding than Beshear, who out-raised Williams nearly 6 to 1 since the May primary. Despite the defeat, however, Williams maintained that he had the winning vision. “The candidate wasn’t nearly as popular as I’d hoped he be,” he said, “but the agenda is the correct agenda.” Conservative UK students lamented the loss but expressed hope for the future. “I think it’s a shame for Kentuckians, really,” said public service and leadership senior Tatum Dale, who is the UK College Republicans’ chairwoman. Junior Jonathon NunSee WILLIAMS on page 3



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UK’s executive vice president of finance will retire in January. Frank Butler has been at the university for 36 years, UK spokesman Jay Blanton said, and is eligible for a phased retirement. For his retirement, Butler will work half time for the next two years doing direct reporting to the president on special projects, Blanton said. Butler is at the age in his career where he is able to retire, but he still wants to provide his services to the university, Blanton said. The university is interested in having Butler work half time because of the services he can continue to provide, Blanton said. “Frank’s done a number of the things through his career,” Blanton said. He said Butler had a “broad and important portfolio” at the university, which includes working at UK Hospital and handling the university’s real estate. As executive vice president of finances, Butler oversees the treasurer’s office, the See BUTLER on page 3

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A coalition of students around campus wants to raise awareness of the university’s reliance on coal-powered energy. UK Beyond Coal is among those who decided its impact would be stronger if it joined together with others to fight for its cause. This group met with the Board of Trustees Oct. 25 and called for a change in the university’s reliance on coal-powered energy. Two coal-fired boilers, one located near a hospital, serve as the campus’ main source for energy and heat, and it is these two boilers that the student coalition has asked the Board to take down. The coalition believes that the two boilers put everyone in the area at risk. “As a student group, we believe the university needs to first and foremost put the public health of the students and faculty and staff on campus before anything else,” Patrick Johnson, one of the group’s leaders, said. In 1970, the Clean Air Act was enacted, allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to create certain codes and regulations that plants must follow. The issue the group is bringing up is that both the See COAL on page 2


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New facility will convert coal, waste into clean liquid fuel By Jarrod Thacker

A new UK endeavor could soon allow Kentucky coal to find its way into everyone’s vehicle. UK President Eli Capilouto along with others symbolically broke ground on the construction site of a new coal and biomass processing facility Tuesday at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research. Those joining Capilouto included U.S. Reps. Hal Rogers and Geoff Davis, Kentucky House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins and Rodney Andrews, the center’s director. The facility will be capable of converting coal and biomass, a term used to collectively describe plant and waste products, into liquid fuel that can be used in vehicles. The Fischer-Tropsch process allows liquid hydrocarbons to be created from the infusion of carbon monoxide and hydrogen via gasification. Adkins, along with others, discussed the influx of

jobs the industry would bring into the state, as well as add to the state’s sense of energy independence. “This issue of energy is not a Democrat or Republican issue. It’s a people issue,” Adkins said when talking about legislation surrounding the project. “If you can’t control your energy, you can’t control your economy.” The new Coal/Biomassto-Liquids Facility will be able to produce one barrel of fuel per day, and the product will be comparable to ultra-clean diesel and jet fuel, Andrews said. A facility of this kind does not yet exist in Kentucky. Before the actual ceremony, those involved with the project spoke of the potential effects that the new energy source would have on Kentucky and the U.S. as a whole. Rogers and Davis echoed the governmental support for the project, citing the potential reduced prices of gasoline and low-

ered dependency on foreign petroleum. “This project reflects the best that a land-grant university should do,” Rogers said. The $5.7 million production facility is a collaborative effort between federal, state, UK and private institutions. Adkins said $4.5 million of the cost was supported by the federal government, $750,000 by the state and $450,000 by UK. “A vision without funding is a hallucination,” Adkins said. Capilouto reinforced the university’s stance on improving the state during his presentation. “One of our chief missions at the University of Kentucky is to attack the challenges that face our commonwealth, and as our demand for energy grows, so must our ability to produce it responsibly,” he said. The facility is expected to open in 2012, UK spokeswoman Jenny Wells said.

Sandler stars in latest twin movie NEW YORK — In “Jack and Jill,” Adam Sandler plays a California family man and his bombastic twin sister, joining the long line of distinguished (and not so distinguished) actors who have acted opposite themselves on the big screen. If the trailers are any indication, Sandler’s doing a lowbrow drag act as Jill Sadelstein, not playing an actual character. But fair is fair, so he’s got his place in the cinematic twin tradition. With the movie opening Friday, here are some of the funnyman’s notable predecessors: —Hayley Mills, ‘The Parent Trap’ (1961) Forget the Lindsay Lohan remake. The original “Parent Trap” wasn’t the first movie to employ the twin gimmick, but it remains one of the most influential, having perfected an elaborate split-screen processing technique. The film also enhanced Mills’ stardom and introduced the hit song “Let’s Get Together.” —Jeremy Irons, ‘Dead Ringers’ (1988) To great critical acclaim, Irons played twin gynecologists in David Cronenberg’s flick. In a movie that’s widely considered to be one of the better horror films, the freakishly close

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COAL Continued from page 1 boilers on campus were built before 1970, and the group said the boilers do not follow the EPA’s new codes. As a result, both of these power plants have little to no air pollution control, the coalition says. Bob Wiseman, vice president for facilities management, said the coal power plants are completely legal. “Coal plants, like we have on our campus, are governed by the state Division of Air Quality, and then they give us a permit to operate them,” he said. “That operating permit stands on its own.” Wiseman lives about two blocks from one of the coal power plants and said he wouldn’t have built his house there if he felt he was in any danger. However, students in the UK Beyond Coal movement think this should change. “We are very against the University of Kentucky continuing to allow this to happen,” Johnson said. “We are trying to push the administra-

tion to see the potential for geothermal and solar energy on campus.” Some argue that converting to such energy methods would take many years to do and would be very costly. Tyler Hess, a sustainable agriculture junior and a member of the coalition, said otherwise. The solution “is especially doable, we just need to figure the best renewable energy for our area,” he said. The coalition and Hess

are not alone in their views. Ball State University is in the process of converting its campus to 90 percent geothermal energy by 2020. “It is inevitable that the University of Kentucky will have to switch too in the future,” Hess said. He said the coalition is asking UK not to wait to make these changes. “We are definitely going to continue to put pressure on the administration,” Johnson said.

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It’s Conway again for Ky. attorney general P’Pool was a charismatic candidate, students say By Drew Teague and Les Johns

FRANKFORT — Incumbent Jack Conway was re-elected to another four-year term as the state’s attorney general on Tuesday, in a landslide victory, keeping the position for the Democratic Party for the past 63 years. “You know we won this race because we focused together on what it means to be the attorney general of the commonwealth of Kentucky,” Conway said during his victory speech. “There were a lot of people in this campaign who wanted the opportunity to write my political obituary. I’m here tonight to tell you the reports of my demise are awfully premature.” As of three weeks before the election, Conway had raised more money than Republican Todd P’Pool, even with P’Pool donating

$250,000 of his own money to his campaign. Conway raised more than $817,000 since the May primary, while P’Pool raised $522,000. Polls leading up the Tuesday’s election showed Conway had a firm lead on the challenger, by up to 20 percentage points. Conway will become the chairman of the Democratic Attorneys General Association and will create a national platform to fight issues, but he does not want to stray away from his Kentucky roots. “As Kentucky attorney general, I’m going to continue to stand up for people who need someone to stand up for them,” Conway said. “I’m going to continue my efforts to go after the few, not all, of the for-profit colleges, that are more interested in getting their hands on federal student loan money than education.” Todd P’Pool conceded


Many members of UK’s College Republicans interned for Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool’s campaign for attorney general.

defeat to Conway at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington Tuesday night. “I have contacted General Conway and offered concession,” P’Pool said. “I offered prayers to he and Elizabeth and wished them a successful term for the people of Kentucky.” P’Pool’s attempt to federalize the statewide election proved unsuccessful. He used several prominent Republican figures in his campaign including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. P’Pool, the current Hopkins County attorney, also campaigned against President Barack Obama’s health care bill, pledging to lead the state PHOTO BY MIKE WEAVER | STAFF into the legal fight against the Incumbent Attorney General Jack Conway outraised his opponent, Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool, legislation. by almost $200,000. Conway was re-elected Tuesday. “My eyes are firmly fixed campaign and is the UK on the horizon,” P’Pool said. on the issue of fighting drugs elected. “I accepted the will of the College Republicans chair“Meet me in this very room across the commonwealth. “I think people would be voters a year ago, but what a woman. one year from tonight. “We have been all over Tomorrow the countdown surprised at how aggressive difference a year makes,” begins to replace President Gov. Beshear and I will be Conway said. “What I tried to the state making phone calls with the prescription do in this election is to take for Todd,” Dale said. “We Barack Obama.” Although both campaigns painkiller problem in this the opportunity to tell the have been the heart and soul resorted to personal attack upcoming session of the people of Kentucky about the of the grass-roots effort here ads in the final days, Conway General Assembly,” Conway job I’ve done as attorney gen- in Kentucky.” Brian Rose, a political spent most of his time and said. “We are going to get eral. I think by focusing on science junior and chairman that here, I think the voters entrepreneurs out of the pillmoney detailing his first-term of the Kentucky Federation mill business. We want all have rewarded me.” accomplishments. Many members of the of College Republicans, said One of the issues Con- 50 states to monitor their UK College Republicans that P’Pool was a charismatic way has pointed out to vot- pills.” One of the dividing issues worked for P’Pool, and six candidate. ers is how he has cut more He said students were althan $4 million from his of the race was Obamacare, members interned at Republibudget and reduced his staff and P’Pool has commented can Victory Headquarters this ways happy to help him, and that P’Pool was enthusiastic. by nearly 20 percent, from on Conway’s support of the semester. “College students were Tatum Dale, a public legislation. P’Pool pledged to 237 to 190 employees curfight against the bill during service and leadership sen- out talking about Todd more rently. Both candidates focused his first month in office, if ior, interned for the P’Pool than anyone else,” Rose said.

from the front page BUTLER Continued from page 1 budget, real estate and facilities, human resources and information technology, Blanton said. Butler spent the majority of his time at UK Hospital as the chief financial person, Blanton said, and former President Lee Todd brought Butler to work with his presidency to more closely integrate the hospital and the university together. Todd said Butler made important contributions to UK during his presidency. “Frank was a critical part of my administration,” Todd said. Todd said he gives an “awful lot of credit” for the success of UK Hospital to Butler, who oversaw the hospital before serving as

WILLIAMS Continued from page 1 ley, the appropriations and revenue chair for Student Government Senate, said compromise is what’s needed. “If both sides work together, we have a chance to really move forward,” Nunley said. Brian Rose, a political science junior and the chairman of the Kentucky Federa-

executive vice president of finance for the last six years of Todd’s presidency. Butler led a strong financial team to look over health care and operating expenses and was able to provide for UK’s employees even in lean times, Todd said. “(I have) a very high respect for all he’s done for the university,” Todd said, “and for all he did for me when I was in that role.” Butler previously served as vice president for medical center operations, vice chancellor for planning and systems development for Chandler Hospital, and director of UK Hospital. Blanton said no decision has been made about Butler’s replacement and President Eli Capilouto will take time to evaluate who will replace Butler. Blanton said Butler would decline to comment.

tion of College Republicans, said Williams ran a good race. “He will continue to do well at his position as president of Kentucky’s Senate,” Rose said. Williams’s platform had called for budget and tax reforms, as he repeatedly criticized Beshear’s inability to balance Kentucky’s budget throughout his campaign. “I hope that regardless of the outcome tonight, major issues get addressed,” said

Ryan Quarles, a UK graduate and member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. “We’ve been treading water for way too long.” Despite the loss, Williams maintained his desire to continue to work for the people of Kentucky through his position as the state’s Senate president. “I’m not going to be satisfied until every person has an opportunity to do what he or she wants to do,” he said.

Grimes wins secretary of state By Taylor Riley

FRANKFORT — Votes swung Alison Lundergan Grimes’ way as she continued the Democratic landslide victory on Tuesday and was elected Kentucky’s third secretary of state in a year. Grimes won with 61 percent to Bill Johnson’s 39 percent of the vote, according to the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Grimes’ two grandmothers were present to help her accept the position. The women starred in Grimes’ campaign commercial. “It has been 293 days, 100,000 miles, 15 parades … and one commercial with my fierce, fine grandmothers until the day,” Grimes said in her acceptance speech, ”we have crossed that finish line successGrimes ful.” In May, Grimes defeated current Secretary of State Elaine Walker in the primary, but Walker was soon appointed to the position after Trey Grayson left an unexpired term to become director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. The secretary of state position is responsible for the integrity of the election process in the state. When elected, the secretary of state is supposed to strengthen Kentucky’s future and the future of its citizens by ensuring clean elections and restoring civic engagement. Grimes will be Kentucky’s 76th secretary of state and said “the work begins tomorrow.” The head-to-head race between Grimes and

Johnson ultimately came down to whether Kentucky was ready for a person with a law degree or a business background. Johnson said on his campaign website that his work in two major Fortune 500 companies would ensure a “hands-on” approach to business advocacy. Throughout the campaign, he stressed his conservative values with a focus on civic education and his involvement in the U.S. military. Both candidates said they would protect the polls from voter fraud and corruption. Johnson Voter fraud has been a problem in recent years in the commonwealth — most recently in the 2004 elections where “pay-per-card” voter registration surfaced. A comment by Johnson created a controversy at a recent PBS debate when he said that he would work to require a government-issued photo ID and a valid address in order to vote stating security reasons. Grimes disagreed, saying that all people should have the right to vote, not just the rich. “We are going to make all voices heard, whether it is on Park Avenue, on a park bench or in a parked car,” Grimes said in her acceptance speech. Grimes promised early that she would preserve and protect the right to vote for everyone in Kentucky and said that the Democratic system will last only as long as “the next generation values it.” “We are here and help is on its way,” Grimes said.


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The Lukewarm Truth: Anarchy Club coup fails Movement stymied after leadership continually fails LUKE GLASER Kernel columnist

Last week, in a poorly planned and sloppily executed mission, the recently formed Anarchy Club at UK failed to dismantle Student Government. Subversive members of the Anarchy Club, wearing black masks and shirts with pictures of Che Guevera, reportedly entered the SG premises and demanded control of the offices. “It was terrifying,” said one tearful witness. “They were shouting loudly, throwing papers, creating absolute chaos.” Anarchy Club forces moved into the office of SG President, replacing the desk picture of his fluffy cat with a portrait depicting a raised fist. SG forces reacted quick-

ly, stabilizing their outer office and taking leaders into hiding. “We are not, at the moment, authorized to tell you the whereabouts of the president, vice president or other SG leaders,” said a member of the university’s Secret Service (which apparently exists). The success of the Anarchy Club was short-lived, however. “Once we captured the SG offices with relative ease, we elected a president,” said one member. “The problem was, we kept overthrowing and re-electing them.” While the anarchists were busy arguing amongst themselves, SG quickly dispatched forces to rid itself of the rebels. Sources say SG was assisted in re-establishing its rule by its neighbors — OUTsource and Panda Express. “Panda Express established a Chinese food sanction on the anarchists,” said one spokesman. “You try sur-

viving without lo mein and orange chicken.” Pressured by outside powers, the anarchists were forced to concede. “It is a dark day for anarchists everywhere,” said one spokesman. “From the ashes of defeat, we will arise again.” Rumors abound exist on the next move for the Anarchy Club. Some say the group will begin “occupying” SG, and others suggest that they will try, instead, to overthrow the Snowcats Ski and Snowboard Club establishment. And that, dear readers, is the Lukewarm Truth. Not quite hot, but definitely not cold. The editors of the Kentucky Kernel neither confirm nor endorse the opinions expressed in this article because, really, who in his or her right mind would? Luke Glaser is an English junior and the assistant features editor at the Kernel.

from the front page GALBRAITH Continued from page 1 provide $5,000 vouchers to high school graduates in Kentucky that would go toward tuition and fees at universities, vocational schools or work training. “I’m not going to shut up whether I run for office or not,” Galbraith said. “I’m still going to be a representative of trying to do what’s right for the kids.” In January, Willie Nelson and the Teapot Party extended

an endorsement. Galbraith was frank about his 40-year pot-smoking habit and pledged to legalize the plant for medical purposes. Galbraith also distinguished himself from Beshear and Williams in his stance against mountaintop removal mining. When the election results were released, Galbraith said he was “sad for the mountains.” He called on Beshear to be open to the issues. “I hope we didn’t burn any political bridges here, if we could possibly be utilized

to help put Kentucky in the right direction, we would like to do so,” Galbraith said. Although Galbraith’s fedora-topped silhouette may not make it to the Capitol, he anticipates his “grassroots revolution” ideologies will. “I hope someone would come along and pick up the ideas and score victories with them because they would be victories for Kentucky,” Galbraith said. “I don’t need the accolades, I just want somebody to do what needs to be done.”

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Coal’s true cost a risk to health, environment PATRICK JOHNSON Contributing columnist

As most people in this state are aware, Kentucky has very “cheap” electricity rates. These low rates are one of the reasons that many industries reside in our great state. Most citizens would argue that this is a great blessing, and one that should be protected. However, the true cost of this “cheap” energy, when externalizations are taken into account, is actually extremely high. By most accounts, coal is responsible for more than 90 percent of the energy production in the state of Kentucky. We truly are a “Friend of Coal” in terms of state energy policies. Many people claim that this cheap energy source should be something we should protect and fight for. However, fighting for the prolonged mining and burning of coal in this state in order to pay “cheap” energy costs is the equivalent of digging, and paying, for our own grave. If the true cost of coal is analyzed, the health impacts that come as a result of the mining and burning of this finite non-renewable energy source far outweigh the price

we are paying on our electric bills every month. The health and social impacts of strip-mining practices in Appalachia have been well documented — with a loss of jobs, clean water and clean air leading to poor health conditions for local citizens. The health care costs as a result of these environmentally destructive practices are extremely high and cause the true cost of coal to be much higher. If the destructive mining practices are ignored, and things are viewed on a macro level, the combustion of coal in power plants also poses serious health problems and leads to millions of dollars in health care costs for respiratory issues. These respiratory issues, however, pale in comparison to the yearly budget that is going to be spent offsetting the global impacts of climate change. Coal-fired power plants are the number one contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and continue to be a major reason for rising seas and increasingly more violent weather patterns. “Coal keeps the lights on,” but it also keeps our local hospital beds filled with citizens subjected to its continued oppression. Patrick Johnson is a natural resources and environmental science junior. Email

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from the front page BESHEAR Continued from page 1 2003-11. Kentucky, a state that historically votes conservative for national elections, marked yet another popular consensus for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. “This is a very important time. We need a person in charge like the governor who has brought us through these tough economic times without raising taxes,” Abramson said. Despite criticism about the governor’s lack of a budget plan during his first term in office, Beshear was able to make more than $1 billion in budget cuts. “During the worst recession of our lifetimes, we have balanced the

state budget nine times and we’ve modernized our economic incentives program to create jobs,” he said. He also plans on leading the initiative to increase the dropout age to 18 for students across the state, and will continue to support research funding for the state’s colleges and universities. Beshear also faced some controversy with regard to his attendance in debates that took place during the campaign season, or lack thereof. Even though Beshear did not make it to the gubernatorial dialogue sponsored by UK Student Government, Beshear and Abram-

son promise to do as much as they can to support college students in the commonwealth. Abramson, whose son Sidney is a college student, said he understands what is necessary for college students because of experience. “I’m looking forward to working with school systems so we can make sure students are staying in school and making it to college,” he said. Beshear came to a conclusion Tuesday about the message conveyed to citizens in the commonwealth through the election results. “This overwhelming victory is a mandate for both parties to put partisanship aside and work together,” he said.

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Breaking Bad: 3 areas of improvement for week 11 could be a killer the Cats offense may not be able to overcome against the NCAA FBS’ 30th-ranked defense.

CODY PORTER Kernel columnist

The Cats’ level of play against Ole Miss has left little to be desired heading into Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt (4-5, 1-5 SEC). Early-season problems, such as an inconsistent running game, dropped passes and questionable play calling, were all temporarily solved last Saturday. In his first collegiate start, freshman Maxwell Smith stepped up and performed to a level that earned him SEC Freshman of the Week honors. He also was able to make solid throws, most notably once again to senior wideout Matt Roark. Drops were limited, which plagued junior quarterback Morgan Newton’s efforts for much of the season. In finding areas that the Cats need to improve on for week 11, I had to dig really deep, and they weren’t huge problems against Ole Miss,

2. Deep Ball Accuracy


Running back CoShik Williams rushed 25 times for 111 yards in Saturday’s 30-13 win over Ole Miss. but the Commodores could expose the Cats in these areas. 1. Defensive Pass Coverage If watching Saturday’s game between Vanderbilt and Florida told me anything, it was that Vanderbilt could have a legitimate quarterback. The younger brother of Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers, redshirt junior Jordan Rodgers passed all over the Florida Gators ninth-ranked pass defense, finishing the game with 297

yards and two touchdowns on 19 of 28 passing. For a team that has been vulnerable down field, the Cats could have fans believing the Packers are actually on the field Saturday. Ole Miss, quarterback Randall Mackey found success by just heaving the ball downfield against the UK defensive backs. Early in the game the Rebels marched right down the field, and if not for a slight overthrow of their receiver, the Cats could have been in an early hole. Doing so against Vanderbilt

As I already said, there isn’t much to complain about from the Cats’ victory. Actually, this area of improvement may have been corrected during the second half of that game. Smith failed to connect with Roark and fellow wide receiver La’Rod King during the first half. The receivers had the opportunity to make plays that would have busted the game wide open early rather than in the late stages of the game. Smith would deliver the ball and the receiver, having a few yards of separation on his defender, would see the ball fly beyond him by about 5 to 10 yards each time. With the Cats itching to pull away in the second half,

Smith began to let the ball fly, connecting with his receivers on a number of plays that resulted in gains of 20 or more yards. The touchdown that put the Cats up by three in the fourth quarter came on a 38-yard bomb from Smith to King. Since the sample size is small, Smith needs to pick up where he left off against Ole Miss and prove that he can be a consistent passer down the field, allowing the Cats to add another dimension to their newly found game. 3. Help in the Running Game Junior running back CoShik Williams has emerged as the team’s go-to guy on the ground with injuries hampering sophomore back Raymond Sanders and ending the season of freshman back Josh Clemons. As successful as Williams has

been over the past few weeks, he can’t carry the load alone. If he has to be the team’s leader on the ground week in and week out, an injury may lead to him being sidelined as well, which would likely finish off any hopes of the Cats clinching a bowl game. Against Ole Miss, Williams rushed 25 times for 111 yards; a great performance by the junior. The problem for the Cats lies in the fact that wide receiver Matt Roark was the second leading rusher. Roark rushed one time on a reverse in which he gained 7 yards. His carry tied with two others as the most by a rusher outside of Williams. UK simply needs someone else to aid in the rushing department. Having warmed up this week, Sanders could be on the rebound as the help that UK head coach Joker Phillips has needed.

Women’s soccer gets NCAA tourney bid By David Schuh

The UK women’s soccer team gathered in the Wildcat Den Monday afternoon to watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show. And they didn’t have to wait very long to learn the good news. The Cats (13-6-0, RPI No. 17) received an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament and will host Washington State in their first-round matchup at the UK Soccer Complex Saturday night. It’s the program’s eighth tournament appearance, the first since 2006 and the first time hosting a tournament game since 1999. “It’s an incredibly exciting moment,” UK head coach Jon Lipsitz said. “To see our

Next Game Who: Kentucky vs. Washington State When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: UK Soccer Complex Tickets: $7 adults; $5 children, students; $3 seniors

name up there means a lot. These players made the decision to come here, to do this together, and to make sacrifices. Our name is up there because of their hard work every day.” Washington State finished the season 12-6-2, with

a No. 48 RPI. Because Lipsitz is familiar with the WSU coaches and their style of play, he expects an exciting game. “It will be a very entertaining game for the crowd,” Lipsitz said. “They’ll try to keep it on the ground and so will we. It will be a very tactical soccer game. I think it’ll be one of those games where you know that one moment will change the game.” If the Cats win, they will likely travel to Charlottesville, Va., next Friday to take on No. 3 Virginia. Saturday night’s game will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the UK Ticket Office. Prices are $7 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 318) and UK students, and $3 for seniors.

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