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A SCENE OF CHAOS, A YEAR LATER

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Multiple cars were flipped in the State Street area on March 31, the night UK beat Louisville in the Final Four game last year. Thousands flooded the street even before the game ended.

State Street celebrations, although short lived, created lasting impressions By Taylor Moak tmoak@kykernel.com

Fans filled the streets well before the final buzzer sounded. Thousands of people chanted the C-A-T-S cheer in unison as UK had just defeated intrastate rival Louisville, 69-61, sending its men’s basketball team to the national championship game for the first time in 12 years. Fans climbed on top of overturned cars, stole street signs and set different objects on fire, including a car and couches and chairs. Beer bottles were thrown at police, who used pepper spray to try to control the growing crowd, but students, visitors and others continued to flood outside to celebrate the Cats’ win.

Not long after the game ended, Meghan Klyczek, an elementary education junior, realized she had several missed calls from a friend. “Meg, where are you?” her friend asked. “Your car just got flipped.” Klyczek, a student at Morehead State University at the time, learned that her 2008 Hyundai Sonata had not survived the riotous atmosphere that developed on State Street after the Cats’ Final Four win over the Cardinals. All of her car windows were busted, and the tires were slit. She said people who might not have been thinking clearly could have associated the color of her car — maroon — with Louisville red. “You’re right, I chose the col-

or of my car based on who I root for,” she said, sarcastically. Lexington, and Kentucky as a state (aside from the Louisville fans), celebrated the Cats’ win that earned the team a spot in the title game, but none of the areas got as much attention as State and Elizabeth streets and University Avenue. UK officials said later that 39 fires had been reported as of midnight after the Final Four game. Some celebrators were arrested for their actions after the Final Four game and national title game. At the time, the university said students were largely not responsible for the riots that occurred. Five out of 18 names that appear in police records obtained by the Kernel of the arrests still on file for the night following the Final Four game can also be found in the university directory. (Officer Aaron Kidd, custo-

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Fans who celebrated included UK students, Lexington residents and visitors. dian of the Lexington police department’s records, said some arrests have been expunged, so they no longer show up in department searches.) Robert Mock, vice president for student affairs, said UK cannot

Poythress to return

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Poythress averaged 11 points and six rebounds this season.

Next year’s UK men’s basketball roster was already predicted to be an embarrassment of riches. Head coach John Calipari is bringing at least six of the best 21 DAVID high school SCHUH seniors in Kernel the country columnist to Lexington in what many are heralding the best recruiting class in the history of college basketball. If any of 2012’s recruiting class (the No. 2 class in the nation) return for what has become a rare sophomore season in Calipari’s one-and-done system, the

2013-14 roster gets even deeper. Willie Cauley-Stein announced his return Saturday, and on Tuesday evening, lightning struck twice when freshman forward Alex Poythress announced he too will return for 2013-14. The two soon-to-be sophomores have ensured the Cats’ frontcourt will be as deep as any in the country. Poythress’ decision was probably largely due to the failed expectations of this year’s team. DraftExpress .com projected him to be the 17th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but Poythress thought he could use another year. “This year didn’t end like I wanted it to,” Poythress said in a UK Athletics news release. “I want to come back and do what we said we wanted to do

and that’s win a national title. I want to develop more as a player and the competition coming in next year should help me do that.” Calipari seems behind Poythress all the way. “Alex is a great kid with a lot of potential and I’m excited to be able to work with him next year,” Calipari said. “I believe we have only scratched the surface with Alex, and another season in college will get him closer to reaching his dreams.” Poythress averaged 11 points and six rebounds per game this season, but showed a lot of promise after scoring no less than 20 points in four straight games early in the season. It was consistency, though, that the freshman seemed to be conSee SCHUH on page 2

UK will see cuts because of sequester By Olivia Jones news@kykernel.com

UK research programs, financial aid and health care will see changes over the next few years because

of sequestration budget cuts. Congress recently missed its deadline to pass a series of spending cuts and tax increases that would have otherwise

avoided the automatic sequester cuts. The sequester demands federal agencies to decrease spending by $85 billion before the fiscal year ends, according to The Washington

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Post. Dr. James W. Tracy, UK’s research vice president, said the cuts will directly affect the university in major ways, and that with all Congress has go-

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discuss student discipline. However, if a student is arrested offcampus and UK becomes aware of his or her arrest, the university can determine whether the student See STATE on page 6

Event offers climate change views By Olivia Jones news@kykernel.com

UK students and the public are invited to warm up to different perspectives on climate change Thursday at the Student Center. “We’ve tried to teach it in the classroom setting where we present the facts and let the facts fend for themselves,” said Paul Vincelli, an extension professor and provost’s distinguished service professor of the UK Department of Plant Pathology. “But it’s not enough to just present the facts ... we can’t ignore the science.” As global citizens, it’s important to become educated on this topic, Vincelli said. Although there are some uncertainties, climate change is well established in the mainstream world of science. “Climate Change: Values, National Security, and Free Enterprise” will feature three mainstream scientific experts, each with a different viewpoint on the topic, beginning at 7 p.m. “We have been planning this event since last fall,” said Carol Hanley, the director of UK’s environmental and natural resources initiative. One of the speakers, Dr. See CLIMATE on page 2


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CLIMATE Continued from page 1 Katharine Hayhoe, specializes in who climate change will affect while incorporating a faith-based element. “I would hate for anybody to miss her,” Vincelli said. “I think she’s so important because there are so many people of faith in this country and most people

POYTHRESS Continued from page 1 stantly chasing. Most attributed his struggles to his mental approach: a talented player who couldn’t yet commit himself to playing hard for 40 minutes. That could change, though, by competing every day with elite, NBA-caliber

don’t realize that there are ways in which this topic relates.” Steven Andersen, a retired brigadier general, will focus on how climate change relates to national security, while Bob Inglis, the director of a national energy and enterprise initiative, will center on how climate change relates to free enterprise. “If a person tends to strongly value free enterprise, then they can know

there’s an association with climate. This topic has developed a values component,” Vincelli said. Vincelli pointed out that although different, each of the speakers agrees on the fundamental science behind climate change. “They have the special quality of being able to reach a wide variety of people, to give talks that will resonate with most Kentuckians and Americans,” Vincelli said.

teammates. Given that most of the players on next season’s roster are considered potential first-round draft picks, the competition at every position can only help Poythress in his mental preparation and drive to find consistency. Calipari will have a deeper team than any he may have had before. And with guys like Poythress, Cauley-Stein and Wiltjer,

who all now possess college basketball experience, he has all the ingredients for a special season. It will be an embarrassment of riches, yes, but Calipari has never been shy about having NBA-caliber players up and down the bench. And if everything comes together right, it could turn into another championship a year from now.

SEQUESTER Continued from page 1 and NSF, which are federal agencies that fund research projects at universities,” said David Blackwell, dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics, in an email to the Kernel. Tracy explained that fewer grants were given out this year in anticipation of the sequester cuts. He said that this affects UK because most of the grants pay salaries, which affects students and hired researchers. “We are already running about 8 to 9 percent behind last year in the amount of federal grants received,” Tracy said. “We may lose another $5 million between now and the end of June.” The UK chemistry department has recently begun implementing changes. “We are already dramatically reducing the size of our incoming graduate class because of the decrease in federal funding support for graduate researchers,” said John

Anthony, UK’s Hubbard professor of chemistry. “And I am reducing the size of my research staff in response to the cuts.” Financial aid also will be affected by the sequester cuts. “While the student loans themselves have not been cut, the funds to pay for the processing of these loans have been cut ... so it will cost much more to apply for student loans,” Anthony said. Tracy explained that the direct subsidized loan will increase from its current 1 percent to 1.05 percent. Fortunately, Tracy said, Pell Grants will not be affected this year or the next. “But they may be cut in the future and it may mean some students will not be able to afford to go to school.” Tracy also commented on what he called the “unpredictable effect,” which will cause a ripple effect of consequences. The sequester has made cuts to both defense and nondefense areas, so “people who work for the military but are civilians will

lose up to 20 percent of their salary. Lots of people may not be able to send their kids to college next year.” The sequester requires Medicare payments to be reduced by 2 percent. Tracy said this affects UK directly because “each year of sequestration, the College of Medicine will lose around $9 million and UK HealthCare will lose around $13.5 million.” Tracy predicts that the sequester will have a long-term impact on education. “If the sequester stays in effect until 2021, research will go down by $95 billion. People will choose not to go to graduate school because there won’t be money to support the research ... people won’t choose that as a career,” he said. “There will be a gap in the country’s ability to do research as it’s affecting today’s generation.” Effects of the sequestration are expected to increase with time. “Once the impact is seen,” Tracy said, “there will be more political pressure for Congress to solve the issue.”

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ABC’s new sitcom is a show you can live with WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Recently divorced Polly (Sarah Chalke) needs to move back home with her mom, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins), and stepfather, Max (Brad Garrett), because of financial pressures. Both parents are, ummm, unconventional — somewhat wanton, somewhat unrestrained — which is a style Polly thinks doesn’t exactly mesh around her young daughter, Natalie (Rachel Eggleston), who’s also moving in with gram and gramps. That can be a problem with baby-sitting but — Polly shrugs pragmatically — “What’s the point of living with your parents if you’re not using them as unpaid help?” MY SAY: Someone somewhere — obviously someone somewhere inside ABC Entertainment headquarters — is armed and loaded with research saying lots of young adults have moved back in with their parents because they are broke. And obviously there’s a sitcom to be made out of this, and has been — though with a slight twist. The “adult” in this relationship is mostly Polly, while the parents tend to be the “kids” — or at least their development was arrested way back in the ‘70s. But funny? Surprisingly, yeah, for the most part. No great surprise because ABC

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Class offers the basics on budgeting, investing Finance 250 covers investments and personal savings accounts By Andrea Richard news@kykernel.com

The reason most young adults know so little about finances is because most high schools do not require students to take a personal finance class, according to a US News article. However, a poll conducted by Sallie Mae in 2012 found that 84 percent of high school students want to be financially educated. For students interested in becoming financially literate, UK has a solution. In fall 2013, UK will offer a course, FIN 250, on personal investing.

Finance 250 is for any student who wants to gain an understanding of how to invest and the importance of investing. The class will be taught by Paul Childs, an associate professor of finance and quantitative methods. According to Childs, the class will teach students about stocks and bonds, mutual funds and retirement investing. The class also will cover personal savings accounts and various ways to increase income. College students might not realize that the interest rate for the average savings

account is below 1 percent, according to Ally Bank. Because of this low interest rate, Alice Bonaime, an assistant professor of finance and quantitative methods, recommends using a savings account as an emergency fund for unexpected expenses. Once a student has enough money saved for emergencies, Bonaime suggests using additional money to start paying off debt. Students should always start paying on the debt with the highest interest rate, Bonaime said. For those who are lucky enough not to have debt, a savings account is good for achieving shortterm financial goals, like saving up for a down payment on a car. For students who have

money saved and do not need that money to pay bills, Bradford Jordan, chair of the Department of Finance and Quantitative Methods, said opening up a Roth IRA account is a good idea. A Roth IRA account is a retirement-type account. “The money you put in grows tax-free forever,” Jordan said. “It’s the best savings vehicle in the world.” Since a Roth IRA is a retirement account, you don’t want to take money out once you put it in. However, you can access the money in a Roth IRA without penalties for a limited number of situations, such as paying for an education. A Roth IRA account can be opened with as little as $250. The best place to open an account is at a mutual fund

family like Fidelity. “Once you have a Roth IRA at a big mutual fund family, you’ll have access to the entire menu of options the mutual fund family offers. The best investment in a Roth IRA for young people is what is known as an index fund,” Jordan said. Index funds are all stocks, so there is no interest. A money market fund is another short-term savings investment option for students. Generally investments of one year or less, money market funds are high quality, liquid securities. “If you have money you think you may need at some point in the near future then that’s where you should put it,” Jordan said. For students who want to grow their investment, CDs

(certificates of deposit) and treasuries are sound options. The interest on these securities depends on two factors: how long one is willing to lock up money and the risk. Bonaime compared the interest on a one-year CD versus the interest on a fiveyear CD. The interest on a one-year CD might pay around .45 percent while the interest on a five-year CD could be around 1.4 percent. Bonds are another investment vehicle, but they are associated with more risk. Government bonds carry lower rates and lower risks. Corporate bonds maintain higher rates but are more risky. Finance 250 does not have prerequisites. “It is a class that every student needs to take,” Bradford said.

Memorial seeing blue for autism Awareness event draws more than 100 people By Grant Willoughby news@kykernel.com

UK hosted the first documented Light It Up Blue autism awareness event in the state of Kentucky on Monday as part of World Autism Awareness day. The event, which saw Memorial Hall illuminated by blue lights, was sponsored by the Student Council for Exceptional Children, and drew more than 100 people. Among those speaking at the event were Brandy Denton, the Student Council for Exceptional Children co-president, and Dr. Amy Spriggs, the cosponsor. Topics touched upon include the definition of autism and the spread of autism acceptance. “What we hope to do through this event is have people better educate themselves

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Memorial Hall was illuminated by blue lights Tuesday for autism awareness.

about autism,” said Denton, a special education junior. “We want to promote autism acceptance as well as autism awareness.” “Autism awareness is a topic that’s very near and dear to my heart,” said Shealynn Hall, a linguistics junior and Student Council for Exceptional Children member. “I have a sister who has Asperger syndrome (a form of autism that affects social development, while preserving cognitive development) and a brother who has autism, and this is something I’m very excited to be a part of.” Hall added that the goal of the event was to spread autism acceptance, which she defined as a better integration of people with autism spectrum disorders into overall society. In addition to the lights illuminating Memorial Hall, at-

tendees were given blue glow sticks to add to the effect. Attendees also wore puzzle-piece badges, which have become a symbol of autism awareness. “The initial plan was to sell blue light bulbs, and the students took it and ran with it,” Spriggs said. “The fact that no one in Kentucky had done this was shocking.” “Our faculty adviser told us about Light It Up Blue, so we got a committee together and planned this. We’re really proud,” Denton said. According to Spriggs, autism and autism spectrum disorders affect about one in every 50 individuals. UK is also offering a graduate certificate in autism studies beginning next semester. “It’s really encouraging to see so many people turn out for this,” Hall said.


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Davis, Wall shine in week 21 Cousins also racks up seasonhigh 34 points vs. Suns By Cody Daniel sports@kykernel.com

Anthony Davis, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins led the way for former Cats in week 21 of the NBA season. Davis and his New Orleans Hornets started off the week hosting Eric Bledsoe and the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Davis left his mark on the court by finishing with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field as well as pulling down nine rebounds. Darius Miller contributed three points and two assists to the Hornets’ cause. However, it was not enough as Bledsoe scored six points and two assists as LA ran out 105-91 victors. Wall and the Washington Wizards hit the road to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder and the league’s leading scorer, Kevin Durant.

Wall dropped 12 dimes and shot 3-of-18 from the field, but finished with 18 points thanks to going 12-of15 from the free-throw line. The Wizards couldn’t keep it close and fell 103-80 as OKC secured 20 points from Durant and 21 from Russell Westbrook. The next night DeMarcus Cousins would have an opportunity to make an impact as his Sacramento Kings took to Phoenix to face the Suns. This would be an opportunity Cousins would take full advantage of as he shot 12-of-16 from the field along with a perfect 9-of-9 from the line to rack up a season-high 34 points. Cousins also snagged 14 boards to add yet another double-double to his season box score. Patrick Paterson also contributed a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Kings earned a 117-103 victory over

Tennis hosts last home matches By Tyler Spanyer tspanyer@kykernel.com

The UK men’s tennis team will host its last two home matches of the year Wednesday. No. 8 UK will face off with No. 5 Ohio State in the afternoon before going against in-state foe Murray State in the evening. The match against Ohio State will be the Cats’ eighth against a top-10 opponent this season. UK has won four and lost three of those previous seven matches against top-10 teams. The Buckeyes boast the No. 4- and No. 13-ranked players in the country, who

will challenge UK’s No. 18 senior Anthony Rossi and No. 24 junior Tom Jomby. The Buckeyes have a total of five players ranked in the top-85 in singles. Ohio State also boasts three doubles pairing in the top-60. Outside of the match against No. 2 USC in the ITA Indoor National Championships, the Buckeyes look to be the toughest test for UK this season. The match against Ohio State is slated to start at 2 p.m. with the match against Murray State to follow at 7 p.m. Both matches will take place at the UK Tennis Complex.

Baseball wins in extra innings UK baseball beat in-state rival Louisville on the road Tuesday, 5-4, after extra innings. The Cats jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning courtesy of a two-run home run from sophomore first baseman A.J. Reed. No. 9 Louisville tied the game in the home half of the first and took a 3-2 lead in the third inning. Sophomore infielder Max Kuhn got the Cats back on level terms with a home run

in the sixth. No. 7 UK took a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth but the Cards battle back in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings. Freshman outfielder Kyle Barrett scored the go ahead run in the top of the 10th to put the Cats ahead once again. Junior pitcher Trevor Gott then secured three outs in the home half of the 10th lock down the victory. STAFF REPORT

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the Suns. Friday night Wall dropped 35 points on 11-of28 shooting and picked up nine rebounds as Wizards fell short to Doron Lamb and the Orlando Magic, 97-92. As the weekend started, Charlotte Bobcat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would have one of his better games with 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting and nine rebounds in Philadelphia. That was still not enough as the Bobcats fell short to the 76ers, 100-92. To conclude Saturday night, some West Coast action would pit former Cats Cousins, Patterson and Chuck Hayes of the Kings against Jodie Meeks’ Los Angeles Lakers. Cousins would have yet another dominant night with 19 points and 11 rebounds while Meeks contributed 14 points for the victorious Lakers in Sacramento. Patterson failed to score in 20:28 minutes of court time, while Hayes scored two points as LA won, 103-98.

On Sunday, Wall posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 assists as the Wizards fell, 109-92, to the Toronto Raptors. Later Sunday Davis scored 17 points and 13 rebounds in New Orleans’ 11292 win over Cleveland. Miller chimed in eight points and two rebounds in the Hornet’s victory. Week 22 TV Schedule Thursday —Chicago Bulls (Marquis Teague, Nazr Mohammed) at Brooklyn Nets (Keith Bogans), 7 p.m. on TNT. —San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder (DeAndre Liggins), 9:30 p.m. on TNT. Friday —Houston Rockets (Terrance Jones) @ Portland Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. on ESPN. Sunday —New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder (DeAndre Liggins), 1 p.m. on ABC. —LA Lakers (Jodie Meeks) STAFF FILE PHOTO at LA Clippers (Eric BledFormer UK player Anthony Davis plays for the New Orleans Hornets. soe), 3:30 p.m. on ABC.

8 UK signees in McDonald’s All-American games By Tom Hurley thurley@kykernel.com

Eight UK signees take to the floor in Chicago on Wednesday night to play in front of a national television audience in the 2013 McDonald’s All-American games. The annual event features the who’s who of high school basketball. Only two of the top 21 players in Scout.com’s Class of 2013 rankings are missing from the boy’s portion of the event. Undecided 6-foot-8, 215-pound small forward Andrew Wiggins, the topranked recruit in the Class of 2013, has been the focus of media attention since players began gathering in Chicago this past weekend. UK remains in the mix for his services and some future Cats are using the opportunity to practice with Wiggins to encourage him to choose UK. Both Julius Randle and

Dakari Johnson are on the East team along with Wiggins. Randle told Ben Roberts of NextCats his plan for practice sessions with Wiggins. “Pass him the ball out here and be like, ‘This is what you’ll get next year.’ ” Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Marcus Lee and James Young will suit up for the West roster against Randle, Johnson and Wiggins. Among their teammates on the West squad are the second- and sixth-ranked players in the class, forwards Jabari Parker and Aaron Gordon. Parker will play at Duke next season while Gordon announced his commitment to Arizona on Tuesday evening. UK was among the final four schools being considered by Gordon. Marion County guard Makayla Epps will be flying the UK flag on the girl’s East team with Linnae Harper representing the Cats

on the West squad. 7 p.m. live on ESPNU with Chicago native Harper the boy’s game beginning at and Miss Kentucky Basket- 9:30 p.m. on ESPN. ball 2013 Epps will suit up for UK head c o a c h Matthew Mitchell in the 2013-14 season. Players from both the boy’s and girl’s teams took part in a skills competition on Monday. The highlight of the night saw F l o r i d a signee Chris Walker win a dunk contest that also featured Wiggins and Gordon. The girl’s PHOTO BY JARED GLOVER | STAFF game gets under way at Andrew Wiggins in Cincinnati in January.

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gary hermann | opinions editor | ghermann@kykernel.com

letter to the editor

UK is satisfying responsibility to student First Amendment rights The president of UK Young Americans for Liberty, senior Austin Woods, lambasted the University of Kentucky for infringements upon civil liberties and UK’s failure to “preserve its students’ First Amendment rights.” Woods’ essay was featured in the Kernel’s “letter to the editor” section on March 28. Woods’ first attack was that “UK has not lived up to its responsibility to preserve its students’ First Amendment rights.” However, the First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” That single

passage guarantees only that Congress shall never impose upon these practices. The First Amendment isn’t a privilege, it’s an immunity. The University of Kentucky has no responsibility to protect students from Congress, but it is responsible for protecting students from each other. Which leads to Woods’ second accusation, that “codes are rife with vague clauses, banning ‘environment(s) that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile or offensive.’ ” This excerpt is derived from the University’s policy on discrimination and harassment, Section II, which defines harassment as a form of discrimination when “the conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent to interfere with an individual’s work, aca-

demic or program participation, or creates an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or offensive.” Thus, the language of university code that earned a “yellow” rating is merely designed to provide students with a sensitive and safe learning environment. The university’s clauses are only vague when abridged and represented in false context. “It’s time for UK to atone for its sins against civil liberties,” Woods said in his essay. Yet upon close examination, the policies instituted by the university appear to do nothing more than protect students from racial, ethnic, political, sexual, physical and/or etc. discrimination. Furthermore, is there evidence that any adminis-

tration ever enforcing these policies sinfully encroached upon civil liberties? There is a reason that opinion pieces don’t make the front page; they are immune of journalistic integrity. Rhetoric reigns supreme over objectivity, and the moral compass is tossed aside for misinterpretation and contextually spliced quotes. However, I cast no shame on Austin Woods, or even the Kernel for printing his essay, because the responsibility of preserving First Amendment rights rests on society. Educate yourself. Ignorance is the difference between people that own the establishment and an establishment that owns the people. Dan Collins is a computer science junior. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

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STATE Continued from page 1 has violated the Code of Student Conduct. Student Affairs then can decide how or if to move forward. Living on State Street Grace McKendry, a business management junior, lives in the same house on State Street that she lived in last year. The atmosphere last spring was fun, McKendry said, and neighbors were out all the time hanging out, sometimes throwing parties. She said police made their presence known in the area, and she thought they did a good job keeping residents safe and informed about what was going on. But she said she did not think students were prepared for what unfolded after the Final Four game March 31. “I don’t think anyone expected Louisville night to get that crazy,” she said. “That was just — that was ridiculous.” Glass bottles added to the rowdy environment, McKendry said. She and her roommates said someone came into their house bleeding because he had been hit in the head with a glass bottle. She felt nervous and unsafe, as she and her roommates were afraid people might start throwing debris through their windows. It was easy to tell during the celebrations who was and was not a student, McKendry said. The presence of so many people who do not go to UK or who do not live in the area made the situation even more wild. “I think a lot of it was there were so many people who weren’t UK students, so they — instead of going home, they lingered and they wouldn’t leave,” she said. “And that’s why everything kept going and going and going.” Police and State Street residents were more prepared and knew what to expect for the night of the national championship game compared with the Final Four game, she said. She said the night of the championship, April 2, three

S.W.A.T. members were stationed on her lawn, which helped make her feel safe. Before the game, all cars had to be removed from known celebration areas around campus, including State Street. McKendry said that change played a role in keeping fans under control. McKendry said some students decided to move away from State Street after what happened during the NCAA Tournament. Some people continued the party lifestyle, she said, and others’ houses were damaged. She decided to return because she likes the house where she lives, and its location and price. She thought she might move to University Avenue next year, though, because “it’s a little less crazy.” “It can get like Bourbon Street here,” she said. “And you’re like, ‘It’s too much.’ ” Joy Buchanan, an owner of J.T.W. Properties, has houses on State Street, including the home where McKendry lives. J.T.W. Properties tries to rent out to responsible students, Buchanan said, and has repeat customers. The Wednesday before the Final Four game, Buchanan had a baby, and she said “there was no way” she could be near the properties during the celebrations. She said she told her tenants to stay inside and hunker down and not to let anyone into their homes whom they did not know. She called her tenants the Saturday of the Final Four game and told them if anything got ridiculous, that they should call the police. “I was nervous about the whole deal,” Buchanan said. Buchanan said she graduated from UK in 1992 and started buying properties in the early 1990s. She was in Manhattan when the Cats won in 1996, and she could see one of her properties on Woodland Avenue while watching the news following the win. Landlords have an idea of what to expect from earlier big tournament wins. “We know people are going to congregate somewhere,” she said. “We just hope that it’s not near any of

our properties.” Buchanan said she does not understand what the draw is to State Street. With no bars nearby, “there’s absolutely nothing over there,” Buchanan said. When campus turned dry Diane Lawless, Lexington’s councilwoman for the 3rd District, which includes the areas where the celebrations occurred, said the dynamics of the surrounding communities changed when UK became a dry campus in 1988. Some areas, such as State Street, have many student residents. She said students are going to drink, but “it was much safer when they were drinkPHOTO BY ALEX LOVAN | STAFF FILE PHOTO ing on campus.” The morning after the celebrations, on April 1, 2012, debris was strewn up and down the street. She worries about the safety and sustainability of the A second night of celebrations neighborhoods where many tember from a resident who ly,” he said. lives on Elizabeth Street Having heard stories The scene after UK won students have found housing. “Nobody should be living about student behavior in the about Cats championship the national championship the wins before, fans in Lexing- following Monday was comin unsafe conditions,” she said. neighborhood. “As you have observed, it ton and across the state want- paratively calmer. No cars Lawless said the actions of the fans after the Final is 6 a.m. on a Saturday morn- ed to be able to make their were set on fire, and the police ing in the Elizabeth Street own memories, Bilas said. took pre-emptive measures to Four were foreseeable. “That was set up to hap- control fan celebrations. “This was not sponta- neighborhood. Personally, I But the night was still neous,” she said. “This was am still sleepless as a direct re- pen based on the stories that sult of University of Kentucky were told,” he said. raucous, with a shooting that well planned.” After the Final Four occurred in front of a campus Couch burning has be- students, who, as far as I can come a tradition of sorts for tell, have assumed from the game, 2011-12 Student Gov- building on South Limestone. Luke Glaser, a Spanish fans to celebrate UK basket- NCAA State Street debacle of ernment President Micah ball wins, and Lawless said March 2012, that our street is Fielden took to Twitter to en- and English senior and former features editor at the Kernel, fans had been bringing ‘party central,’ ” the resident courage students to behave. “Let’s not do anything witnessed the shooting. couches into the neighbor- wrote Capilouto in an email. A UK student had told that takes away from the basGlaser had left the Kernel hoods for weeks. “It’s an absolute miracle the resident that her purchase ketball team and their suc- office to take over for a different reporter who had been that someone didn’t get horri- was a “poor investment,” the cess,” Fielden tweeted. complaint read. UK and Lexington offi- covering fan celebrations on bly injured,” she said. “Why was our purchase a cials and police were pre- State Street after UK beat Lawless said fan actions after the Final Four and title poor investment?” the resi- pared for fan reactions, he Kansas, 67-59. When he games were disappointing be- dent questioned. “Because said, because they “knew neared Virginia Avenue on cause they took away from the University of Kentucky from previous championships South Limestone, Glaser saw a man pull a gun and shoot the success of the men’s bas- population in the Elizabeth how people would respond.” Street area was that of comFielden was in New Or- another man in the leg. ketball team. The shooting was not be“If it’s not OK to burn a plete disregard for others liv- leans for the Final Four and in Washington, D.C., during lieved to be connected to the couch or defecate in the street ing here?” According to the records, the national championship Cats’ win, but it added to the on campus, why is it OK to do it two blocks away in a neigh- Capilouto responded to the game, but he stayed up-to- chaotic feeling of the night resident and said that her date on all that was happen“I don’t think one guy got borhood?” Lawless asked. shot because one was a UK After the Final Four email prompted him to visit ing in Lexington. He said he was frustrated fan and the other was a game, fan celebrations in the the neighborhood twice and that many people assumed Kansas fan,” Glaser said, but State Street area received na- that he would visit again. “We still have much work students were responsible for the shooting was “certainly tional attention, and after the title game, #LexingtonPo- to do and will welcome your the behavior in areas such as part of the atmosphere.” State Street. People from all over liceScanner was trending on input,” Capilouto said. Students not the problem “UK’s campus isn’t in a came to town to celebrate the Twitter as people followed Student Government bubble and just because Cats’ win, he said. the situation. “There were just tons of Some fans may have tried President Stephen Bilas said someone is wearing a blue to continue the tournament for many fans, stories about UK shirt doesn’t mean that people in Lexington that previous celebrations were they are a student,” he said. night,” he said, “either beatmosphere. “You can’t just call them cause they were students or According to public exaggerated. “Through the years, sto- students, you can call them just because they wanted to records obtained by the Kernel, President Eli Capilouto ries kept on getting bigger Cats fans because that’s what be a part of the craziness afterward.” received a complaint in Sep- and better and altered slight- they all were.”

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