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Taking time to relax Students enjoy free massages during midterms

Former Clinton staffer talks public relations James C. Bowling lecture features Tamera Luzzatto By Chris McChesney news@kykernel.com

Public relations and social media was the topic of conversation Tuesday, as Tamera Luzzatto, the former chief of staff for Hillary Rodham Clinton, spoke to UK students for the James C. Bowling Executive-inResidence lecture. Luzzatto’s talk, titled “Experiences in the Change Business” focused on her experiences in business. “As I look back at all these years trying to create change, I really am struck by the incredible power of technologies and means of communicating to people,” said Luzzatto, now the senior vice president of govern-

ment relations at The Pew Charitable Trusts. “When I graduated college, the Internet was something that existed in California.” While always being attracted to spurring change, especially political change, Luzzatto now works for The Pew Charitable Trusts, which works extensively through social media to reach its audience. The Pew Charitable Trusts “applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life,” according to its website. The Pew Charitable Trusts is nonprofit organization that has the three core See LUZZATTO on page 2

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Lexington Healing Arts masseuse Tera Cooper, back left, gives freshman Lorenzo Martina a massage at Commons on Tuesday.

As midterm exams and projects approach, students took advantage of free massages on Tuesday at Commons. Every year, the Campus Life Committee of the Student Activities Board provides the campus community with the Massage on the Go event. Masseuses at the Lexington Healing Arts Academy give the massages during what most students consider the most stressful times of the year — midterms and finals.

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Tamera Luzzatto, senior official at The Pew Charitable Trusts, speaks to students Tuesday at the James C. Bowling lecture.

UK students volunteer as role models for children

Campus catnaps: Students name sleeping spots

College Mentors for Kids tours Joe Craft Center

Patterson Office Tower among favorite places

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Grade-school students and their college mentors visited the Joe Craft Center on Tuesday to learn about the importance of a college education in athletics. The students are a part of College Mentors for Kids, an organization that is entering its second year of bringing underprivileged grade-school students to UK once a week for tutoring, said Ann Dickson, a biology senior and vice president of the group. “(We’ve) been able to show these kids some really neat things that they wouldn’t have learned,” said Emily Pena, a kinesiology senior who founded UK’s chapter. UK is home to the 22nd

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Marketing sophomore Shannen Patterson, left, takes a tour of the Joe Craft Center with elementary students on Tuesday.

chapter of the nationwide organization, Dickson said. College Mentors for Kids began in 1995 and has since spread across the nation, according to the organi-

zation’s website. “I definitely saw the need and I knew how well … the college-aged student

Students who need to refuel and energize can be seen sleeping everywhere from the cafeteria in the Student Center to the basement of the W.T. Young Library. Whether students sleep to gain some rest or pass the time, many nappers have their own favorite sleeping areas on campus. French and linguistics junior Kiarra Yarbrough said she likes sleeping in Patterson Office Tower because the people who frequent the building are culturally diverse.

“Sleeping in POT is really nice,” Yarbrough said. “I like to hear all the different languages being spoken around me.” She also enjoys napping in Student Support Services because often there aren’t many people. For psychology freshman Deborah Oberc, she enjoys sleeping outside between her classes to pass the time between classes. “I really like sleeping outside because I love how to sun hits my skin and the fresh air,” Oberc said. Though students find places to get sleep around campus, some students think more napping options

should be available. “I don’t think there’s enough,” Oberc said. “Now they are adding tables in White Hall and it’s not comfortable. I think it would be nice to have a couple more couches.” Yarbrough and Oberc said they sleep for about 30 minutes each nap, but try not to sleep too long. Taking time to nap throughout the day can be helpful for some, but Yarbrough said she thinks oversleeping can be harmful. “I think it’s helpful to nap ever so often,” she said. “But it can be unhealthy to ... nap too much.”

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Running back Perkins calls UK a ‘must-win’ Mississippi State coach Mullen is 8-0 against UK By Matt Overing movering@kykernel.com

Mississippi State University senior running back LaDarius Perkins has bowl aspirations for his final season in Starkville, Miss. UK will be the next step for the Bulldogs in the quest for a fourth-straight bowl appearance when the Cats

play at Mississippi State on Thursday. With six games remaining, Mississippi State (3-3, 0-2 SEC) is three wins away from becoming bowl eligible and has remaining games at home versus the University of South Carolina, Texas A&M University and the University of Alabama — all teams ranked in

the AP Top 25 poll. In an interview with the Kernel, Perkins said his team hasn’t lost to UK since Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has coached the Bulldogs. “I feel like it is a mustwin (on Thursday),” Perkins said in an interview with the

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objectives of changing public policy, addressing environmental issues and attempting to get publicly desired congressional bills passed, Luzzatto said. Though she has spent time with senators and other government officials, Luzzatto said she began her career much earlier. “I got into change of business early,” Luzzatto said. “I was a trouble maker from the beginning.” Luzatto said when she was in seventh grade, she organized a protest against Vietnam. She also began an environmental club that “led pickets against the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art to stop them from tearing into Central Park,” Luzzatto said. Luzzatto talked about the meaning of public relations and how the opinions of the American public play into that meaning. “Public relations is all about making a case and marketing,” Luzzatto said. “I think the American peo-

KIDS Continued from page 1 would respond,” Pena said. “I’ve seen how successful the program was and knew without a doubt that it would do well at UK.” Pena said university staff has been helpful in allowing them to plan interesting visits. Activities directors in the organization plan the events and reach out to UK for help in securing locations, she said. “They typically pick a focus on campus,” Pena said. “It could be anything related to chemistry, art, athletics ... (and they) bring that to life and make it an educational and hands-on experience.” The program currently works with children from Harrison Elementary School and Breckinridge Elementary School in Lexington. Harrison children visit on Tuesdays, and Breckinridge students come on Wednesdays. The children come to UK’s campus to take part in activities that focus on higher education, diversity and serv-

ple have a lot more in common then we have differences.” Luzzatto ended her speech by encouraging the audience to master technology and marketing when considering working in political public relations, while also fielding questions on Clinton’s future in politics. Public relations senior Cassie Schacht said Luzzatto’s speech was inspiring for women entering the workforce. “She was a great example for female students,” Schacht said. “If you set your mind on pursuing your dreams and you combine hard work and effective communication tactics, you can find yourself in a place of success and fulfillment for the practical good of humanity.” Public relations senior Mike Lejeune said the speech showed Luzzatto’s dedication. He said her stories about being chief of staff were interesting. “It showed her dedication to her client, the people she was representing (and) the importance of accepting your clients’ goals in order to promote change,” he said.

ice, Dickson said. The students are selected by their school counselors for the program and then matched with UK student mentors, she said. Freshmen are generally partnered with younger children, and if both members return the next year, the program will try to pair them up again. “Potentially, they could be matched all the way through … grade school and college,” Dickson said. Pena said the program has almost quadrupled its size from the first year’s 24 participants to this year’s 40 students from each school. They hope to have 100 students participate next year, she said. Due to the growth of the program, the UK chapter will be looking for more college mentors next semester. Students can go to collegementors.org for more information or follow the organization on social media. Pena is unsure whether the program will draw the extra students from their established partners or bring in another elementary school. “The need is there,” Pena said. “It’s just how we go about it.”

Majority now favors legalizing marijuana By Matt Pearce (MCT) Los Angeles Times

Here is a short list of things that, according to Gallup, are less popular with Americans than the idea of legalizing pot: Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court. The president. In a sweeping cultural shift, comparable perhaps to Americans’ quickening support of same-sex marriage, a majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana use, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. The survey showed that 58 percent of 1,028 respondents supported legalization, with 39 percent against. That’s a drop for the naysayers from just three years ago, when 50 percent of respondents opposed legalization — a number already riding a long plummet from a high of 73 percent in the 1990s. Gallup credited much of the surge to political independents, whose support for legalization jumped from 50 percent to 62 percent in less than a year. And what a year it has been for marijuana advocates: Last November, voters in Colorado and Washington easily passed ballot initiatives — 55 percent to 45 percent in each state — to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana. In Colorado, the legalization measure got more votes than President Barack Obama, who won the state. After the victory, advocates and politicians alike

were unsure how federal law enforcement authorities would react to state laws that contradict federal laws that prohibit marijuana use and list it as a controlled substance. Those tensions eased after the Justice Department announced in August that federal officials would not interfere with voter-approved laws that legalized recreational marijuana use, as long as the state laws were strictly regulated. The Gallup poll didn’t quiz respondents on why, exactly, they’ve gotten behind pot use. But the shift can’t solely be attributed to personal drug use. In August, 38 percent of Gallup respondents said they had tried marijuana. That’s the highest number ever recorded by a Gallup survey, and yet it’s only an incremental increase for a figure that has remained in the mid-30s since the 1980s. Americans older than 65 remain the only age group that opposes marijuana legalization, with 53 percent against. Support grows stronger with each younger generation, with 18-to-29year-olds supporting legalization 67 percent to 31 percent. The Gallup poll on marijuana was based on telephone interviews conducted Oct. 36, 2013, on the Gallup Daily tracking survey, with a random sample of 1,028 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Activism then and now Students, professors discuss changing campus advocacy By Anthony Gaither news@kykernel.com

College students have been heavily involved in activism and protests as early as the 1960s, but some question if students are still as concerned about what is happening around them. “Today, people have become more separated,” political science professor Richard Waterman said. “Technology has divorced us.” Some people feel like activism has decreased among college students. “Today, students are less politically active,” political science junior Garrison Jones said. “In the ‘60s and ‘70s they were more active because they needed to be.” UK students protested things including the Vietnam War and the Kent State shooting. “Back then, times were really different,” Jones said. Tracy Campbell, history professor, said the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War was cause for activism on college cam-

puses. “For the Vietnam war, there was a military draft. Students were more politically active during this time because they knew there was a possibly they could be drafted,” Campbell said. Students at UK display their activism through groups including UK PHOTO COURTESY OF KENTUCKY DIGITAL LIBRARY UNICEF, the Feminist Alliance, the Kentucky Dream Coalition and the United Students Against Sweatshops. Brock Meade, geography junior and member of United Students Against Sweatshops, said there are active groups on campus, but students have other opportunities to speak out. Meade’s group is pushing to prevent the privatizing of Dining Services. While he said students are supportive of many campus movements, he PHOTO BY TESSA LIGHTY | STAFF said“there is still room for Top: Students protest the Kent State shootings in 1970. activism to grow.” Some students think it is not the activism, but the po- Bottom: Students gathered at the United Students Against Sweatlitical knowledge of some shops protest in front of the Main Building on Jan. 30. students that is lacking. “I don’t think students press the right kind of polit- said. “Uninformed voters have grown apathetic, but I ical activism,” Kaitlyn are worse than those who also don’t think they ex- Graybill, a history junior, aren’t politically active.”

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It’s time for the government to play nice with others MATT YOUNG

Kernel columnist

If your bank or insurance company, which is tasked with managing your assets, was no longer stable because of fighting within the board of directors, you would be wise to find a new firm to manage your assets. If that company was so dysfunctional that the board was consistently publically threatening bankruptcy (not for any financial reason, but simply because they could not agree) you would need a psych evaluation if you did not dump the idiots and move to a different company. America is functioning like that board of directors, and the rest of the world would benefit if they move on. After the gold standard ended (don’t worry, I won’t go too far into economics here), the U.S. debt was considered the zero-risk investment for the world. U.S. Treasuries now back the financial underpinnings of nations, companies and investors worldwide. Essentially, their assets are backed by our debt; the same debt that our government has now put in danger of default repeatedly in the last few years. The singular economic

pre-eminence in the U.S. drove much of the world into recession when our toxic asset market crashed. Worldwide banks and investors were duped by AAA credit ratings on these assets that the government helped develop by pushing subprime lending.

Our government is bickering our nation, economy and future into irrelevance.” MATT YOUNG

And when our economy crashed, so did theirs. International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde has warned that if the United States does default, the rest of the world would be driven into another recession. The ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has warned it would be worse than the 2008 crisis. The United States credibility has already reached a great depression and our government is making it worse. The deal reached last week is only another threemonth extension, meaning Congress could dance to this

number again in January and February. Our government is bickeing our nation, economy and future into irrelevance, and you and I will be the ones to pay the price. If we do not enjoy the economic throne we have been granted over the last few generations, the effects would be far-reaching. Free trade agreements would be harder to come by, our international influence will decline further because other nations will have no incentive to listen to anything we say, and interest rates will spike. Currently the zero-risk asset of U.S. debt means we pay very little interest on our debt. If the Federal Reserve rates increased, ours would too. That would mean you and I would pay thousands extra in loans for homes, cars, property and education for our children when the time comes. Our economy would be affected in so many ways it is impossible to tell how bad it might be. The first rule of financial investment is to do what benefits you the most. If we, as voters, can force the petulant children in our government to play nice with others, then our future may still be as bright as our parents’ was. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

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Homecoming Week: A time to show school spirit For me it feels like the first half of the semester has flown by. Maybe some of you feel differently. Regardless of how the first part of your year has gone, remember that there is still plenty that you can do before December to improve your grades, meet new people and become more successful. A great way to launch into that begins this weekend, with the ROSHAN opening of Homecoming PALLI Week. Homecoming offers Contributing us the chance to honor columnist our school and all of our esteemed alumni. Events, celebrations and anniversaries run all week, from a Class of 1963 Reunion to our football game against Alabama State University on Nov. 2. The theme? Under the Big Blue Top. The Alumni Association and the Homecoming Coalition have put a lot of effort into planning and working the week. It is up to the rest of us to show our support and truly make Homecoming a success. I’m sure they will put every effort toward letting you know about every event,

but I would like to highlight a couple of the things I am most looking forward to. On Sunday, the traditional DanceBlue 5K will be run to support UK Pediatric Oncology. The theme is circus attire, and you can register on site. Student organizations will spend all week building classic Homecoming floats. The fruits of their labor will be displayed in the Homecoming Parade at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 throughout campus. Then as an extra treat, head coach John Calipari will lead UK basketball in its first exhibition that night against Transylvania University. Finally, Saturday, Nov. 2 is game day. There are several official tailgates leading up to the game, including an All Student Tailgate sponsored by Student Government. After the game against Alabama State, the week will come to an end. Next week is another chance for us as students to demonstrate the kind of community and family spirit that defines us as a university. We are UK, coming together to celebrate just that. Roshan Palli is the student body president. His column appears every Wednesday in the Kernel. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

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Volleyball hiatus ends Georgia game on Wednesday marks first of 3 matches in 5 days

UK volleyball will face the University of Georgia on Wednesday in Athens, Ga., after a 10-day layoff. The hiatus is the longest of the season for the Cats (134, 5-1 SEC), but the match against Georgia will be the first of three matches in five days. No. 18 UK has a 5-3 record away from home. The Cats’ previous game was a 3-0 sweep of the University of South Carolina on Oct. 13, part of a weekend in which the Cats surrendered a 3-0 loss against No. 3 University of Florida. Senior outside hitter Whitney Billings recorded her 38th double-double of her career with 10 digs and 18 kills against South Carolina. “Billings stepped up offensively today and that was a big difference in the match,” UK head coach Craig Skinner said after the match to UK Athletics.

Georgia boasts an 8-0 record on their home court. The Bulldogs (14-6, 4-4 SEC) have lost their previous three matches to SEC competition. Georgia’s latest loss came at the hands of the University of Arkansas, an opponent that UK has yet to face. Senior right side hitter Stacey Smith and junior middle blocker Lauren Teknipp lead the Bulldogs in kills, averaging 2.43 kills per set and totaling 168 kills each over the entire season. The Cats are eight games through the 20-game conference schedule and are positioned third in the SEC behind the University of Missouri and Florida. Wednesday’s match will begin at 6 p.m. inside the Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. and will be televised by ESPNU. STAFF REPORT

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UK police to explain security project effects UK police will speak with business officers and college deans next Monday to explain the effects of the new security project, which has included the new Wildcat IDs and blue emergency towers. One misconception people have about the project is that the IDs have GPS devices, said Nathan Brown, administration captain of the UK Police Department. The talk will review what the security project entails and how it’s going to impact the business procedures, he said. “(We are) trying to

demonstrate to the business officers and the deans exactly how we plan to expand the security system,” he said. He said they plan on discussing the project’s life cycle. The meeting will cover the business aspects of the project as well. “I’m talking about how the new security system could impact their unit,” Brown said. “It’s all about communication, and that’s what the purpose of this is.” STAFF REPORT

Nevada shooter’s motive still uncertain By Melanie Mason and Ari Bloomekatz Los Angeles times (MCT)

SPARKS, Nev. — The morning after a 12-year-old boy opened fire at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, killing a teacher and wounding two students before turning the gun on himself, police said they do not have a motive for the seventh-grader’s actions and did not release his identity “out of respect for his grieving parents.” “Everybody wants to know why — that’s the big question,” said Sparks Police Department Deputy Chief Tom Miller. “The answer is we don’t know right now. We are proactively trying to determine why.” Police said the shooter’s family is fully cooperating with the investigation and believe the boy used a Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic from

his parents’ home. Police said the crime scene has been expanded to the shooter’s home and there is a possibility that his parents could face charges related to the weapon. The two injured boys, both 12, “are stable and recovering,” Miller said at a news conference Tuesday. One was shot in the shoulder, the other in the abdomen. Police said they do not yet know if the students were targeted and declined to speculate about whether bullying was a motive. “There have been things in the media,” Miller said in response to a question about bullying. “But like I said earlier, we are still trying to determine the whys.” Mason reported from Sparks, Nev., Bloomekatz from Los Angeles.

Club Softball gives students one more chance to play In its second year on campus, team hopes to improve play By Ben Tompkins sports@kykernel.com

When high school graduates start college, most eventually sink their teeth into a club or an organization that interests them. Some will join Greek life while others will involve themselves in one of the many organizations inside the Student Center. But for 16 students, UK Club Softball is an opportunity to play softball competitively one more time after high school. Formed last year by club president Sami Michaelis, UK Club Softball is an upand-coming endeavor that is finding success. This season marks the first that UK Club Softball operates as a part of the National Club Softball Association. Michaelis began the club to allow students that played in high school and traveled for fast-pitch softball to continue playing while at UK. Michaelis played at a

Division II school in North Carolina for two years. “After I transferred into UK, the varsity option was out of the picture so I decided to form the club team,” she said. The team plays in the

25 and 26 against Eastern Kentucky before ending the fall season with a tournament hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte starting Nov. 1 in Mooresville, N.C. Whitney Matthews, a former club member, now coaches the girls during weekend play. Driving from her home in Louisville, Matthews travels to Lexing-

This year has a more serious tone ... Our main goal is to win out the conference and hopefully go to the World Series.”

Great Lakes South Conference, which is comprised of five other teams: Miami University (Ohio), Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University and Eastern Kentucky University. Coming off a weekend series sweep over Cincinnati, UK Club Softball ranks first in the conference with a record of 7-1, ahead of 7-2 Miami (Ohio). UK has games on Oct.

SAMI MICHAELIS Club president

ton every weekend to be in uniform and guide the team to victory. Because the club fields were torn down last year, home games and practices are held at nearby Kirklevington Park. Practices are held twice per week. Michaelis and Caroline Raker, the team’s vice president, run practices. They then relay information to Matthews. After a 10-8 season last

year, the team is focused on raising the bar. “Last year was about getting the club up and running and established,” Michaelis said. “This year has a more serious tone. We formulated player contracts and our main goal is to win out the conference and hopefully go to the World Series.” Helping the team achieve that goal has been the bat of senior Morgan Rudy and the arm of freshmen Ally Miozza. During the three-game series with Cincinnati, Rudy and Miozza were awarded player and pitcher of the week of the Great Lakes South Conference, respectively. Rudy leads the team with a .706 batting average, and Miozza overpowered the Bearcats batters for seven straight innings to complete the shutout victory. As some seniors on the team prepare to graduate, UK Club Softball will have to find new leaders. “Sami is the backbone of the team,” senior utility infielder Rudy said. “After she graduates, someone will have to step up. The team can’t fall apart just because she leaves.”

Men’s soccer faces University of Tulsa in first mid-week conference game Team plays at 7 Wednesday night

UK men’s soccer will try to improve their 1-2-1 Conference USA record when they host the University of Tulsa at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the UK Soccer Complex. The Cats are coming off a 1-0 road loss to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte last Saturday. After a scoreless first half against the 49ers, UK scored an own goal a minute into the second half, providing UNC Charlotte with the winning margin. UK (4-7-1, 1-2-1 Conference USA) was outshot in

if you go What: Men’s soccer vs. Tulsa When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: UK Soccer Complex Admission: Free to the public

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Kernel. “ ... We’re going to go out there and make sure we win. We know they are going to play us hard.” Mullen is 8-0 in his coaching career against UK. He was 4-0 against UK as an assistant at Florida and is 4-0 as the head coach of the Bulldogs. Perkins said his team is improving from their mistakes in those games. ”We have to finish our games off,” he said. “We’re trying to put those three losses behind us and keep moving forward so we can make it to a bowl.” With the six games left on the schedule, Perkins believes they can win all six. The second half of Mississippi State’s schedule is more favorable than the first, according to their opponent’s records. The Bulldogs’ first six opponents are a combined 32-11, while the final six are 25-17, starting with Thursday night’s game with UK (1-5, 0-3 SEC). Perkins said the preparation is different for a Thursday night game. “Preparation comes so quick. The game is here be-

Saturday’s match with a margin of 16-7 favoring UNC Charlotte. This marked only the second time UK had been outshot in a match all season, previously being outshot in a 1-0 loss on Sept. 5 against East Tennessee State University. The Cats also only had one corner kick attempt for the match compared to UNC Charlotte’s eight attempts. This marked the first time the Cats had less corner kick attempts in a match all season. UK sophomore goalkeeper Callum Irving finished with a career-high six saves in the losing effort on Saturday, including four saves in the second period. UK is 2-2-1 in the month of October heading into Wednesday’s match. Tulsa (7-5-1, 2-3-0 Conference USA) is coming off a 2-1 home loss against the University of Alabama at Birmingham last Saturday. The Golden Hurricanes

fore you know it,” Perkins said. “The main thing is that we get prepared.” UK head coach Mark Stoops said on Monday that the bye week helped his team heal. ”Having a chance to recoup physically and mentally I think should help us going into this game,” Stoops said. “I think our preparation has been very good.” UK will be preparing for a rushing attack that ranks fourth in the SEC at 214.3 yards per game. Perkins — a secondteam All-SEC player last season — averages 54.6 yards per game this year. He is also on the Doak Walker Award watch list, an award given to the nation’s best college running back. Mississippi State sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott leads the team in rushing yards per game, averaging 76.2 yards per game. He averages 224.5 total offensive yards per game. Perkins said he thinks having a dual-threat quarterback in the backfield makes it tough for defenses. “Dual-threat quarterbacks keep defenses on their heels so they can’t get adjusted to one thing,”

were leading the match 1-0 at the end of the first half, but the Blazers staged a comeback in the second half, scoring two goals in the final 29 minutes to secure the victory. UAB’s winning goal came with under eight minutes to play in regulation. UK is led by senior defender Brad Doliner, who has a team-leading four goals on the season. Sopho-

more forward Cristian Mata. leads Tulsa with nine goals for the season. Mata shares the lead for the most goals in Conference USA, and ranks 12th in the NCAA. UK has a 6-6-1 all-time record against Tulsa. The Cats have defeated the Golden Hurricanes in the last two matches, including a 2-0 win last year. STAFF REPORT

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Senior forward Tyler Riggs, No. 9, dribbles against South Carolina on Oct. 13 at the UK Soccer Complex. The Cats played to a scoreless tie.

Perkins said. Stoops said Prescott fits well in MSU’s offense. “I think he’s physical, he’s versatile, and that goes with their offense,” Stoops said. The MSU offense is second in the SEC in time of possession, averaging 33:42 per game. UK is last at 25:57. Perkins expects UK to give them a great game on Thursday, he said. “Everyone in the SEC is good,” Perkins said. “They have talent all over the field. We have to make sure we come out with our A game.” Though he said UK’s

record isn’t good, he said his team expects UK to play hard. ”We’re going to go out there and play hard, too,” he said. “We’re trying to make a bowl game.”

Next Game Who: UK vs. Mississippi State When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday Where: Starkville, Miss. Televised: ESPN

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Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins leaps over a Bowling Green defender in a 21-20 win over the Falcons on Oct. 12.


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Miami avoids ban despite NCAA sanctions By Christy Cabrera Chirinos MCT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami Hurricanes are relieved one of the darkest chapters in program history is finally over. Citing a lack of institutional control spanning a decade, the NCAA stripped the Miami football program a total of nine scholarships and the basketball program a total of three scholarships during the next three years. However, both teams have dodged further postseason bans. After a nearly two and a half year NCAA investigation into improprieties alleged by former booster Nevin Shapiro, Miami learned its fate Tuesday morning when the NCAA's Committee on Infractions released its long-awaited report and findings. In the 102-page document and accompanying press release, the COI detailed how multiple coaches and staff members at Miami “had a poor understanding of NCAA rules or felt comfortable breaking them.” “This case was among the most extraordinary in the history of the NCAA and the Committee on Infractions,” said Britton Banowsky, the committee's chairman. “It is extraordinary in size and scope of the record and overall number of violations and individuals involved, the significant length of time it took to investigate the case, the

unfortunate public attention it received during that time and the inappropriate conduct by the NCAA staff to gather information that was ultimately determined to be improper, resulting in exclusion from the record. “Our hope is this frustrating chapter can be one step closer to being closed.” Along with the scholarship reductions, Miami's entire athletic program was placed on probation for three years ending Oct. 21, 2016, and current coaches face recruiting limitations, some of which were self-imposed by the university. Miami athletic director Blake James also told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday the program had previously “internally taken some scholarship reductions in football,” though he declined to give an exact number of how many scholarships the Hurricanes had not used. He said Miami will share that information with the NCAA with the hope it would count toward the reduced scholarship tally the Hurricanes are allowed to use during the next three years. The school will not appeal any of the sanctions, likely putting an end to a turbulent time at Miami. Instead, Miami president Donna Shalala and many others at the university say the focus now shifts to having the school and the athletic program put this chapter behind them, while taking steps to ensure Miami isn't in-

volved in another similar scandal. “I think the answer is we'll finally be able to move forward as a program without any additional bowl bans, but to get here, we took serious, serious steps ourselves including starting at the beginning,” Miami president Donna Shalala said in an interview with the Sentinel. “What everybody forgets about is that we suspended players both in basketball and football, and required them to pay back any money they received in the form of benefits. None of them had gotten cash, they had certainly gotten pizzas or went out to dinner and we made them pay all of that back. Then we imposed bowl bans, serious bowl bans. We imposed recruiting restrictions. We did a lot of the heavy lifting during the first two years we were being investigated.” Outside of Coral Gables, some of the individual coaches linked to the Shapiro investigation faced consequences of their own. Former basketball coach Frank Haith, now the coach at Missouri, was suspended for five games while former assistant football coach Clint Hurtt, now at Louisville, faces a two-year show-cause ban. The Louisville CourierJournal reported that Hurtt will remain on the Cardinals' coaching staff, though he is banned from any recruiting activity through spring 2014 and his salary is frozen.

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