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Kentuckians in Boston cite community Runners say locals came together to help in emergency By Genevieve Adams

A day after two bombs at the Boston Marathon left three people dead and more than 170 injured, Kentuckians and members of the UK

community who were at the marathon say they were impressed with how the city reacted during the tragedy. “Most people weren’t running away from the blast, but running towards the blast,” said Frank Romanelli,

a UK professor and an associate dean in the College of Pharmacy who participated in the marathon. Monday’s race was the third time Romanelli ran in the marathon, and he explained the how the chaos

that ensued after the bombings had Bostonians opening their doors to anyone in need. “The city completely opened up its arms,” Romanelli said. “Everything they do with the runners was first class. You had no money, no phone ... there were people living in the city opening their doors to strangers.”

Jeff Wells, owner of the specialty running store Fleet Feet in Louisville had a similar experience. The race was his 40th marathon and seventh Boston Marathon. He emphasized the volunteer efforts and how the city wanted to make the runners feel appreciated. “The volunteers actually

peeled your banana,” Wells said. “The volunteers were taking care of us like we were superstars.” Wells also explained how the destruction affected the runners, himself included. “My first reaction was to spring towards the spot to See BOSTON on page 2

Provost search narrowed to 3


The UK Provost Search Committee announced that three candidates for provost are visiting campus Monday for forums and meetings. Mike Reid and Charley Carlson, co-chairs of the committee, said in a UK release that the three candidates represent diverse academic backgrounds, but “share a common background of excellence in both their academic and administrative pursuits.” Each candidate is planning to visit with students, staff, faculty, deans and other administrators. The candidates are Jose Luis Bermudez, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University; Nancy Brickhouse, the interim provost at the Univer-

sity of Delaware; and Christine Riorden, the dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Bermudez will attend an open forum from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, tentatively in Room 118 of White Hall Classroom Building. Brickhouse will have a forum from 4 to 5 p.m. April 24, tentatively in Room 118 of White Hall. A forum for Riorden will be from 4 to 5 p.m. April 25, tentatively in Room 102 of White Hall. UK President Eli Capilouto plans to announce the new provost at the Board of Trustees’ May 14 meeting. Learn more about the candidates at Provostsearch. STAFF REPORT

Sophomore outfielder Jeff Boehm swings late in the home game versus Louisville. UK struck out 15 times in the 12-5 loss.

Cards break away No. 8 Louisville trumps No. 17 UK in long game at the Cliff By Tom Hurley

UK head football coach Mark Stoops threw the first pitch at the UK-Louisville game Tuesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Fifteen hits and 15 strikeouts fueled No. 8 Louisville to a 12-5 victory over No. 17 UK on Tuesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium. All nine outs for the Cats’ offense in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings came courtesy of strikeouts from the Louisville pitching staff. UK freshman pitcher Kyle Cody sent the Cards down to open the game be-

fore giving up five runs in the third inning and two more in the fifth as he picked up his second loss of the season. “I thought it got going really fast for Kyle in the third, and then obviously tremendous lack of concentration in the sixth,” said UK head coach Gary Henderson. “There’s the two innings and there’s the ballgame.” UK took the lead in the bottom of the first when sophomore first baseman See BASEBALL on page 2

Students learn ifs, ands about no butts

By Judah Taylor

The smooth running machine of society will be stalled by adolescent angst in UK Theatre’s final performance of the academic year. “Spring Awakening,” a musical filled with taboo topics that has often been censored and outright banned for its content will open this weekend, in the Guignol Theatre. The play, written in the early 1890s by Frank Wedekind, comments on the sexually oppressive society of 19th-century Germany, and the sexual fetishes that it breeds.

“This is a play about adolescent angst,” said UK Theatre Chair Nancy Jones.

if you go What: “Spring Awakening” When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m. Where: Guignol Theatre Admission: $10 for students, $15 for the public.

“There are young people having sex, masturbating, talking about young girls being molested by relaSee MUSICAL on page 2

SAB moves music off campus for first time

By Sidney Tencza

Students learned about the harmful effects of tobacco through colorful booths and banners Tuesday at Kick Butts Day. University Health Service partnered with the College of Pharmacy Student Advisory and the Tobacco-free Campus Initiative Task Force to raise awareness Tuesday of the dangers of tobacco use. “We want to get that information out now before it’s a chronic problem,” said Brittany Bowen, a third-year pharmacy school student and a coordinator of the event. On site, a booth was set up with trivia, food, drinks, T-shirts and more. The UK soccer team also took part and interacted with students. White banners with handprints were displayed to represent the lives that are lost to tobacco each year with one hand representing five lives. Also, black handprints were scattered throughout the banners to represent the 30 percent of UK students who smoke. Fadyia Lowe, a tobacco treatment specialist for University Health Service, spoke of the main goal of the event.

UK Theatre debuts ‘Spring Awakening’

Concert will be at Cosmic Charlie’s By Ali Macmillan


First-year pharmacy student Rahul Kalathia, left, quizzes Lindsey Smith, a media arts and studies freshman, on facts about smoking so she could win a T-shirt. “Just to be aware of the large number of people that die every year and how to help somebody quit or how to quit themselves,” Lowe said. Lowe added that hookah education is

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another type of tobacco use the group is highlighting. Lowe said one session of hookah could be equivalent to inhaling 200 cigarettes. See TOBACCO on page 2


The Student Activities Board will host its first ever off-campus concert, at Cosmic Charlie’s on Thursday night. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will kick-off with Royal Teeth at 8 p.m. following the band Wild Party. Derek Operle, the director of concerts for SAB, said he is excited about the show and what it will do for the board. “It’s exciting to be able to try something that’s never been done by the board,” Operle said. “This is unknown territo-



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ry, this whole off-campus show thing. It might open a new door for us, “If you like Walk the Moon, Grouplove or

if you go What: Royal Teeth and Wild Party When: Thursday at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) Where: Cosmic Charlie’s Admission: Free for students with ID, $5 for public. 18+.

Imagine Dragons, that kind of music, you’ll love See CONCERT on page 2


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MUSICAL Continued from page 1 tives, teen pregnancies and homosexuality.” “Spring Awakening” doesn’t just talk about sex, but uses it to criticize the sexual culture of the time, which could be oppressive and even mechanical. “The entire show is almost like a mechanism,” said mechanical engineering and theater freshman Beau McGhee, who plays Ernst in the show. “German society is supposed to run very smooth and dry, almost like a machine,” McGhee said. “But everything the kids in the show are throwing into it, are clogging and stopping this machine. They are causing problems in German Society. “There’s also the lack of

knowledge of these kids as they’re coming of age. They are experiencing all kinds of things that they just don’t know about. They’re trying to fit them into the rigid society that they’ve been given, but that’s very hard of them and it causes some issues.” The adult themes in a play about adolescents have often been seen as controversial, but the fact that it is dealt with in the form of a musical can really be shocking to some. “Spring Awakening” deals with “stuff that most people find controversial for a musical,” Jones said. “Most people want to go to a musical and see tap dancing, but this one will really make you think.” While preparing to stage the eight-time Tony Awardwinning show, UK invited a member of the original cast to work with them.

Jonathan Groff, who led as Melchior in the show’s original Broadway run, gave the UK cast feedback during a visit before spring break. He said in a video on the theater department’s website that the UK cast was so good that the performance moved him to tears. “I was blown away, truly,” he said in the video. “The kids in this show are so phenomenally talented, they’re so perfect for all of their roles and, most importantly, they’re connected to this material and to each other and are giving really special, unbelievable performances.” “Spring Awakening” opens this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Guignol Theatre. Following performances will be April 19 and 20, and 2527 at 7:30 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students, and $15 for the public.

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BASEBALL Continued from page 1 A.J. Reed singled to rightcenter to score freshman right fielder Kyle Barrett from second. Louisville (29-7, 7-2 Big East) tied things up in the second before breaking the game open with five runs in the third to take a 6-1 lead. Reed picked up two more RBIs in the home half of the third when his double to center scored Barrett and sopho-

CONCERT Continued from page 1 this show.” Amy Baker, SAB’s vice president of internal affairs,

TOBACCO Continued from page 1 Because of the location, an estimated 3,000 students passed by the event, according to Lowe.

Reviews of bluegrass music releases MARK NEWTON & STEVE THOMAS, “Reborn,” Pinecastle. 12 tracks. Mark Newton and Steve Thomas each have three decades of bluegrass experience behind them. But they’re new working as a duet this festival season. Both grew up in Virginia in musical families and both started playing bluegrass as kids. Newton has worked in the Virginia Squires, the Tony Rice Unit, The Seldom Scene and in various other duet and solo projects through the years. Thomas’ resume includes tenures with Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys, The Lost and Found, The Whites, The Osborne Brothers, Aaron Tippin, Barbara Mandrell, Brooks and Dunn, LeeAnn Womack, Kenny Chesney, John Michael Montgomery, Ronnie Bowman and Lorrie Morgan. The new partnership finds them sharing lead singing duties. “Old McDonald,” the first single off the new “Reborn” album, is an uptempo song about hard times forcing a farmer to sell his

Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 —There are some dangers in taking on more than you know how to handle, as well as some rewards. It could be fun. It requires a shift in thinking and creativity. Avoid distractions. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 —Resist the temptation to spend. Concentrate on generating income, and avoid depleting reserves. Enjoy a hike or an excursion to the park, made better with a loved one. This time together is worth gold. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 9 —Money does buy power, but it's not the only way to get it. Recharge your batteries by focusing on what you love and what you're passionate about. Achieving the impossible just takes longer. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 —Your hotness is contagious. Don't take yourself too seriously, and you'll advance to the next level. A sense of humor is key. Take regular breaks to stay healthy. Give something

land and livestock. The album, which arrives in stores on April 30, is a blend of old and new songs. The old include The Delmore Brothers’ “Blue Railroad Train,” the Louvin Brothers’ “Are You Missing Me,” Bill Monroe’s “Kentucky Waltz,” Dallas Frazier’s “If It Ain’t Love” (a 1972 country hit for Connie Smith), Charlie Poole’s “The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee” and “Nobody’s Business,” versions of which began in the 1920s blues tradition. Newer material includes “The Key,” a gospel song; “Painted Lady,” a song about a man wishing he could be a cowboy; Thomas’ “Far Far Cry,” a blazing song about a man who’s lost his job and been jailed since his woman left; “Pineywood Hills,” a song about a homesick rambling man; and “Country Song,” about a song that will bring her back to him. Good album by a good new duet. Can’t find it in stores? Try

away, or sell it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —Today is an 8 —Grow your mind through meditation. New data threatens old assumptions. Call home if you run late. Don't get a loved one stirred up. Clean up messes immediately. Have compassion for yourself and others. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 —New responsibilities lead to changes at home. Save opinions and advice until solicited. Simplify matters, and reassess priorities. Clear out the superfluous. Get the family behind you by listening and maintaining flexibility. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —Today is an 8 —Don't waste a cent. A change in plans is required, as conditions are unstable. Don't be stopped by past failures or take things personally. You can replace what you leave behind. Explore the unknown. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 —Expect change on the financial front. The best things are still free. Stick to basics. Entertaining doesn't have to be expensive ... it can be a collaborative effort. Transform an obligation into an opportunity.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —Today is a 9 —Feelings run very deep. Adopting another perspective increases your authority. Learn from an adversary. Show you understand. Verify the bottom line. It's an uncomfortably empowering phase. The competition is fierce, and you're up to it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —Today is an 8 —Make quiet inroads. Find out what's really going on. Streamline your business procedures. Don't leave before you're sure the job is done right. Keep a loved one's secret. New facts dispel old fears. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 —Gather information and schedule carefully. Practice with your tools. Try not to provoke jealousies, and watch for hidden dangers. Avoid somebody else's argument. There could be an emotional release. Others want your attention. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 —Cool down a scandal. Listen to all the considerations to get the whole story. You see what all the fuss is about. There's a disagreement about priorities. Try to turn down the heat. MCT

more third baseman Max Kuhn. The Cardinals quashed any hopes the home side had of a comeback by turning their 6-3 lead in a 12-3 advantage with six runs in the fifth. Junior shortstop Matt Reida drew a walk with the bases loaded in the Cats’ half of the fifth to make it a 12-4 ballgame. UK added one final run in the bottom of the ninth when sophomore pinch hitter Jacob Russell singled to right field

for his first career hit. That allowed freshman second baseman Andrew Bryant to cross home moments after picking up his first career stolen base by swiping third. The Cats (24-12, 7-8 SEC) look to get back to winning ways when they begin a season-long seven-game road trip on Friday at South Carolina. Friday’s contest, the first of a three-game set with the Gamecocks, gets underway at 7 p.m.

also was excited about the band Royal Teeth. “I am so excited for Royal Teeth because their music is so fun and it’ll be a great live experience,” Baker said. All tickets will be distrib-

uted at the door, and students can get in for free with their student IDs. Tickets for the public will be $5. Cosmic Charlie’s will allow in those 18 years and older for this event.

“People are definitely curious about what is going on,” said Ryan Mahan, a first-year pharmacy student. Sophomore marketing major Samra Nageye stopped in on the event. “I think it’s a great way to

get people to become educated about smoking anything,” Nageye said. “It caught my attention.” To learn more about the prevention of tobacco use, visit free.

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Organizers aim for inclusion at Pride Week

BOSTON Continued from page 1 help,” Wells said. “Words can’t describe the feeling. ... Everything just heading to one direction not knowing what they were going to find.” “I just dropped to my knees and prayed for the others,” Wells said. After the blasts, more than 400 members of the National Guard were seen downtown patrolling the area. Hotels nearby were evacuated and the city was on full alert as the search continued for remaining bombs. The political aspect of the bombings has caused speculation and accusations. UK political science professor Davida Isaacs was explaining the possible repercussions of the rumors of this being a continuation of the war on terror. “The current reports are, to the best of my knowledge, sheer speculation. Unfortunately, the media and the public’s desire for certainty and a sense of safety cause people to jump to conclusions,” Isaacs said in an email to the Kernel. “Thus people began to assume that the Saudi students at the scene were involved, despite the fact that foreign nationals could be expected to be in the crowd at any major event. They might be indeed be involved, but perhaps not. It is important that the public remembers that these types of investigations take time.” Suzanne Holt, a 2011 UK graduate who lives in Owensboro, was at her hotel at the time of the explosions and

Events fitting all schedules honor LGBT community By Laura Shrake


Local, state and federal agencies respond to blasts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.

still felt the panic and confusion from the blasts. “I was in my hotel when the bomb went off, but had friends that were at the finish when it occurred,” Holt said. “It definitely seemed a little hectic, but a few hours after we had to leave the hotel to catch our flight once we got word that they had lifted the grounding on flights.” Holt said the city had an eerie feel to it after the incident. “We saw few people and traffic and it was very quiet, especially compared to just a few hours earlier during the marathon,” Holt said. “There were lots of helicopters circling above at the time. Just very eerie.” UK senior Brian Hancock was another participant and witnessed the mayhem after the explosions. “I heard two loud booms a few seconds apart, and looked out the window to see smoke rising and people running,” Hancock told the Kernel on Monday. Despite the tragedy, those

on the scene explained how the city persevered and how important the day was to the community. “To Bostonians, the Marathon and Patriots’ Day is like the Derby and an NCAA Championship wrapped in one,” Romanelli said. He said the runners felt for those hurt. Because mostly bystanders and officials were hurt by the bombs, some felt a sense of guilt. “You got that sort of sick feeling,” Romanelli said. However, he said the tragedy showed how strong the city is and his feelings only grew because of the unity. “There’s no doubt, I’m coming back in 2014,” Romanelli said. Wells had mutual feelings, as he made his Facebook status, “Boston 2014, God willing.” “As runners we’re kind of a strong cult,” Wells said. “We’re going to run further, stronger to show we can overcome evil and be role models.”

Hypnotist awes, confuses students with comic act Some say they don’t recall parts of the event By Cameron Griffin

The Cats Den was full of laughs Tuesday night when Rusty Z, a hypnotist comedian, came to cast a trance on a selected few in the audience. The event brought in about 100 people who were anxious to see if hypnosis can really work. The event began with Rusty Z asking the audience members to put their hands out, shut their eyes and face their left palms up. They were then told to pretend their right hands had balloons attached to them, and that their left hands had a heavy dictionary. Those whose hands were more than 6 inches apart went on stage. Fourteen people went on stage and the hypnotizing began, though some were not able to be hypnotized and Rusty Z asked them to step down. Then there were eight left up on stage, with trances that included people thinking they smelled bad and someone singing the Martian national anthem. Cartavia Conley, a psychology freshman and the one who supposedly spoke Martian said afterward: “I do not remember speaking in any Martian, and I don’t know why people keep asking me that.” When Conley was instructed to speak in Martian

at the snap of Rusty Z’s fingers, she did so, only to forget the transaction after the second snap of his fingers. Conley added that the only part she remembered was telling people that something was fake. Rusty Z made her say “It’s fake, it’s fake, it’s fake” every time she heard the word “hypnosis” during a part of the performance. The audience members who went on stage were there for about 50 minutes. Faith Gingrich-Goetz, a theater freshman, said she did not think it was that long. Mariah Riley, a dietetics and pre-pharmacy freshman, was not among those on stage taking part in the hypnotism. “Everything was real funny, and the people having no recollection of it made it even

funnier,” Riley said. “I had my doubts on hypnotism coming in, but talking to one of my friends who does not remember anything that she did made me believe it was for real.” Rusty Z thought the show went well, even for those who had never been hypnotized before. He liked the turnout and the cooperation of those not being hypnotized. “All in all it went well; I like the size of the crowd this year,” he said. “Last time I came to UK was around 10 years ago and there were only 10 people here to watch.” The event ended with Conley and Gingrich-Goetz on stage acting like they were only there for a few minutes and having no recollection of what went on during the performance.


Hypnotist and comedian Rusty Z brought UK students on stage to be hypnotized in the Cats Den on Tuesday.

The LGBT Task Force and the Office for Institutional Diversity are partnering with campus offices, departments and organizations to bring the largest Pride Week in history to campus. More than 20 events will be part of Pride Week, including a pride buttonmaking session, free HIV testing, discussions about gay rights issues before the Supreme Court, and a pride photo shoot and “GAYLA,” an anniversary celebration and drag show hosted by OUTsource, an LGBT campus resource. “The primary focus and

motivation of Pride Week is to celebrate and honor the LGBT members of our UK family,” said Eric Morrow, chair of the LGBT Task Force. “It’s an opportunity for everyone else to develop new understandings and to foster new friendships in a safe, fun environment.” Events for this year’s Pride Week began Thursday with OUTsource and the Late Night Film Series’ showing of “Beginners.” Murrow hopes the Pride Week schedule, with afternoon and evening events, will allow more people to attend. Pride Week will continue through Friday with more events to promote un-

derstanding of the LGBT community and to celebrate those who are members of the LGBT community. “The strongest and most important evidence that our community embraces inclusion and promotes a sense of belonging is the respect that each individual and every group receives from the rest of the campus,” Vice President for Institutional Diversity Judy “J.J.” Jackson said. “Consensus is not the goal, but (we hope for) fairness and mutual respect.” For a full schedule of events, visit the LGBT Task Force events page at BT/events.html.

SAB’s Candlelight Ceremony to honor graduating seniors By Angela Reinmund

The Student Activities Board is hosting its first Candlelight Ceremony for all of the seniors who are graduating this May. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn in front of the Main Building.

There will be two speakers, UK alumnus and Kentucky Rep. Ryan Quarles and Tim Tracy, the dean of the College of Pharmacy and UK’s interim provost. During the ceremony, seniors will light candles and learn the alma mater. They also will receive a pin bearing the words “see blue” that can be worn dur-

ing the graduation ceremony. “The ceremony is a celebration of their time at UK,” said Micaha Dean, the director of traditions for the Student Activities Board, who will act as an emcee for the ceremony. After the candle lighting there will be cupcakes and cookies available for postceremony socialization.

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forkner | sports editor |

Mathies’ climb to the top Getting drafted to LA Sparks caps career full of achievements By Boyd Hayes


A’dia Mathies goes for a layup vs. Vanderbilt during the SEC Tournament. She was drafted 10th overall to the Los Angeles Sparks.

Los Angeles is approximately 2,085 miles from Louisville. Four years ago, the distance between former UK Hoops star A’dia Mathies and the WNBA seemed just as big. “When I first came here, I never would’ve imagined that I’d be top in this, top in that, and even getting drafted,” Mathies said. “It means a lot. It’s very humbling to see somebody like me actually get that accomplished and do the things that I’ve done here.” What Mathies has done at UK is help fuel a four-year rise to national prominence with her skills on the court, twice being named the SEC Player of the Year and becoming only the fifth player in UK basketball history, men’s and women’s, to score more than 2,000 career points. Those four years of hard work paid off when the Los Angeles Sparks selected Mathies with the 10th overall pick in the WNBA Draft on Monday, making her the highest draft pick of any UK Hoops player in the history of the program, above Victoria

Softball facing Middle Tenn. St. By Tyler Spanyer

After a record-breaking week on multiple fronts, the No. 17 Cats will hit the road to face Middle Tennessee State in a midweek doubleheader Wednesday. The games will be the Cats’ last non-conference games of the regular season. UK (31-12, 9-6 SEC) is coming off a series loss to No. 4 Florida in which freshman Kelsey Nunley broke the school record for wins in a season (pitching) with her 20th. Junior Lauren Cumbess continued her offensive hot streak by extending her careerhigh hit streak to nine games. Nunley was named SEC pitcher of the week after going 3-0, including the win over the Gators, which broke the school record. Nunley is 20-4 on the year and held the Florida offense to two runs on three hits in the 4-2 win. Nunley holds a 2.02 ERA with 14 complete games in her 16 starts. “I am so proud of Kelsey and what she has accomplished,” said UK head coach Rachel Lawson after Saturday’s win. Lawson also broke a record of her own last week as she picked up win No. 182 in her career at UK, making her the winningest coach in program history. Cumbess leads the way for the Cats offensively. She is hitting .365 with a team-leading nine home runs and 33 RBIs. Middle Tennessee State (4-36, 116 Sun Belt) has lost 10 of its past 12 games. PHOTO BY MICHAEL REAVES | STAFF The Blue Raiders are led at the Freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley was named SEC pitcher of plate by Samantha Nieves, who is hitthe week after breaking the school record for season wins. ting .284 with a team-leading seven doubles. In the circle they are led by Jordyn Fisherback, who has posted a 3-17 record and 5.30 ERA. UK and MTSU will play the first game at 4 p.m. with the second game following right after.

Dunlap (11th overall in the 2011 draft) and Shantia Owens (53rd overall in the 2000 draft). “I’m just excited to get picked to LA. It’s a fine organization,” Mathies said. “For pretty much everybody, when you think about the WNBA, you think about the LA Sparks.” From her grandmother’s home, Mathies and her family witnessed the selection. “A couple family members, they were very excited,” Mathies said. “My mom started jumping around. I haven’t seen her jump around that much in a while. I know she was excited.” Despite the distance between LA and Louisville, Mathies’ family will be there to welcome her on the West Coast. “My brother lives in LA, so to go be with him — I miss him,” Mathies said. “I’ve got him and his wife, and his wife’s sister, so I’ll know a couple people. And he knows basketball.” Mathies has publicly cited her brother’s basketball knowledge time and again, and she is looking forward to having his support in LA. “He gives me pointers all the time, especially when I

was playing at UK,” Mathies said. “He just points out things I need to work on, and I think that’s going to help me a lot. He’s going to support me, so I know there’s someone I can trust, and I think it’s going to be really beneficial to have him there.” From biological family to basketball family, Mathies is also receiving support from a cast of people at UK, especially Ukari Figgs, the assistant athletics director for women’s basketball, who played five years in the WNBA, including three with LA. “Coach Figgs was telling me how you can have a long career in the WNBA,” Mathies said. “She said if you make open shots, whether they’re twos or threes, and your free-throws, and you handle the ball, then you should have a long career in the WNBA.” Mathies’ professional career will start under the guidance of 2012 WNBA Coach of the Year, Carol Ross. Prior to working in the WNBA, Ross coached for 16 seasons in the NCAA, 12 of them at Florida, where she worked with UK head coach Matthew Mitchell and recruited UK assistant coach Danielle Santos. “It’s great to see how connected the UK family is with the LA Sparks,” Mathies said. “Maybe that has something to do with my opportunity going

there.” Those connections help bridge the gap between Kentucky and California, yesterday and tomorrow for Mathies. A few years ago, she was watching the WNBA on TV, dreaming of her future. Now that future is coming to fruition and the next generation of young women in Kentucky will have a chance to see Mathies playing professionally on television. “That’s crazy. It kind of makes me nervous,” Mathies said. “I feel like I’ve got to do everything right if people are going to look up to me, but I’m ready to take on that new challenge. I need to better myself, and I think the WNBA helps with that.” With the WNBA in front of her and a long journey through college behind her, what’s going on for Mathies here and now? “I’m really just keeping on top of my school work and making sure I graduate, which I am on May 5. Right after that I’m going in head first,” Mathies said. “I’m going straight to LA and training camp. Just trying to make that team and wear an LA Sparks jersey.” She may have the chance to don that jersey and complete her journey to the WNBA when the Sparks begin their preseason on Sunday, May 12, against the Seattle Storm. Tip will be at 1 p.m.

Greeks become masters of putt-putt at charity event By Ryan Schmieder

More than 40 teams competed in Alpha Tau Omega and Alpha Delta Pi’s annual Mini Masters putt-putt tournament on Tuesday, drawing a crowd to the Lexington Ice Center for an event other than UK hockey. Participants played in a miniature golf tournament for free food and prizes along with a grand prize of $500. Competitors included Greeks who came prepared with their own putters, and high school students who had never picked up a golf club. “I was invited by a friend to play a round of mini-golf, maybe win some prizes, eat some food, have a few laughs; plus I’m not too shab-

by with a putter,” said Ben Maile, a business management freshman. Even though most competitors’ spirits were high, the level of competition was fierce. The ATO and ADPi members keeping score at each hole could usually tell which teams were going to rank higher in the competition. While some took the game seriously, others played the game lightly, managing some beginners’ luck. Sophomore Kendrick Goodman was one of the few to hit a holein-one on one of the most challenging holes. “This is my first time playing competitive puttputt,” Goodman said. “We just wanted to come out and support ATO and ADPi’s phi-

lanthropy.” The winners of the competition have yet to be announced, but they will receive prizes from Bluetique, Southern Tide and Logan’s of Lexington, which sponsored the event with sample merchandise. ATO President Brad Bernhard explained how the Mini Masters evolved into what it is today. “It started out as just a mini-golf tournament, then after a while it evolved into the Mini Masters with the help of ADPi,” he said. “We just always like to have people out for a fun day.” Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House and St. Agnes House, but the total raised has yet to be determined.

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gary hermann | opinions editor |

Transfers, injuries are obstacles for student athletes This is the third in a series about the life of a UK student athlete. On top of the unwritten guidelines, there are so many NCAA rules that athletes have to follow. This just adds another long list of things they have to be cautious of or they could jeopardize their chances of playing their given JANEE sport. THOMPSON Some UK students have an Guest even harsher columnist lifestyle. Some students who transfer to UK have to put in all the work but cannot reap any of the rewards of that hard work by actually getting a chance to take the court or field.

Then others have to deal with injuries on top of everything else. Also, recovering from an injury can be harder and more time consuming than when you’re actually at full health and playing in your sport. There are a lot of things a UK student athlete has to do. It can be very time consuming and it is on an entirely different level than regular students. Many athletes equate the feeling of being a student athlete with a student who has a full-time job, and some say it’s more like a job than a privilege, as many people on the outside looking in make it seem. So they have to always be responsible, hardworking and efficient in order to really succeed during their college career. Janee Thompson is a member of the UK Hoops team. Email

UK debuts creed that represents school’s values After several months of development, I am proud to announce the Board of Trustees approved a creed representing the values we embody here at UK. This process started in August as a creed committee consisted of STEPHEN administraBILAS tors, faculty, Guest students and columnist myself writing and rewriting drafts. The creed gives an answer to the question, “What does it mean to be a part of the University of Kentucky?” Though we each may have our own

answers, we hope the creed provides a less abstract pronouncement of our values. The University of Kentucky’s creed reads: As a Wildcat, I promise to strive for academic excellence and freedom by promoting an environment of creativity and discovery. I promise to pursue all endeavors with integrity and compete with honesty. I promise to embrace diversity and inclusion and to respect the dignity and humanity of others. I promise to contribute to my University and community through leadership and service. I promise to fulfill my commitments and remain account-

able to others. We believe in the University of Kentucky and will forever honor our alma mater. Though the school year is drawing to a close, this creed will be prominently displayed at events this upcoming fall. This effort is a wonderful example of multidivisional efforts in bettering our institution as students, faculty, staff and alumni have all contributed to the creation of this document. It is our hope this creed will reflect our common values and help mold our idea of what it means to be a Wildcat. Stephen Bilas is UK’s Student Government president and the student representative to the Board of Trustees. Email


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