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SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 VOL. 92 NO. 4 FREE



The Finance Issue

This is the last year The Louisville Cardinal will receive financial support from university administration, which has slashed the newspaper’s income by 40 percent. The long-standing commitment to buy ads, as much as $60,000 just a year ago, will evaporate at the end of this academic year. On July 25, acting Provost Dale Billingsley wrote to the newspaper that the president and provost’s office would commit to $20,000 in advertising this academic year. “Please note that due to the tight budget situation, this will be the final year for this commitment,” Billingsley wrote. The Louisville Cardinal was established in 1926, becoming independent from the university in the 1970s. The university has no control over the newspaper’s content, allowing it to be objective. The Cardinal is run by a volunteer board of directors and operates completely separate from U of L. The Louisville Cardinal Board Chair Jenni Laidman said the paper has traditionally received $40,000 a year in ad sales from the President’s office. In the 1990’s, that amount was augmented by $20,000 from the provost. The funds have been critical to keeping the newspaper afloat. “If we can’t find more funding, we could become the only school in the ACC without a student paper,” Laidman said. Despite the potentially detrimental effects of these budget cuts, Laidman is clear that this not the university picking on The Louisville Cardinal. “The univer-

sity is in crisis,” she said. The Cardinal board met with Billingsly last December to talk about the impending cuts. Laidman says Billingsley was sympathetic, but explained that the university’s financial situation left no “wiggle room.” The business manager for The Louisville Cardinal explained how The Cardinal has coped with these cuts. “We’ve had to slash our budget in an unbelievable way,” Lisa Potter said. These include no new equipment, no special training for students, reduced salaries and the number of printed pages reduced. “We’re barebones,” said Potter. “Anything that we provide at the Cardinal for the student experience was going to have to be drastically changed.” Kyeland Jackson, the Cardinal’s editor-in-chief, said the lost funding erases valuable experience opportunities for students and staff. “Without that money, journalism conferences, training sessions, speeches and materials will come out of pocket. It’s too much for most college students,” Jackson said. “This newspaper is the only door to journalism for most students, so I think this cut hits deep.” In February, interim president Greg Postel announced that $48 million in expenses will be cut from the university. The Louisville Cardinal is feeling the effects of those cuts. While $60,000 is a grain of rice in the $48 million overall, it is creating a mountain of issues for the university’s student newspaper.





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University’s finances grew, faltered, restructured through 2017 KYELAND JACKSON @KYELANDJ

A lot has happened to the University of Louisville. Its finances are a testament to that. Last year the shadow of then-president James Ramsey’s deferred compensation was eclipsed by financial success. New university partners replaced old

ones, financial controls strengthened and more than $100 million in construction projects began. But things quickly changed. Ramsey retired with a $690,000 cushion under an IRS investigation and pressure from Governor Matt Bevin. A state audit found questionable financial deals between the university and its endow-

The Thinker statue at U of L

ment manager, the University of Louisville Foundation. And the new interim president Greg Postel discovered a $48 million deficit in the university’s budget. Further, Alvarez & Marsal’s June 8 audit alleged Ramsey and his administrators misspent millions on projects, paid themselves millions more in deferred compensation and purposefully hid information. Since, the university has scrambled to restructure its finances and reclaim its donors, instituting a hiring freeze, readjusting budgets and seeking new revenue streams. Part of that change removed speculation from budgeting, a move which Susan Howarth, U of L’s chief financial officer, says helped the university. “Having reset the budget to actuals (erasing speculation) was a huge accomplishment for the university. I believe the current financial state of the university is stronger than at any period in the recent past,” Howarth said. “Students should know that president Postel is a deeplycommitted, student-centric president.” But Howarth says growing enroll-

ment and finding new revenue sources will challenge U of L. Already, less-thanexpected enrollment growth opened a $6 million revenue deficit this year. The Foundation signaled change by selling development rights to three of its properties. Now the university may sue Ramsey and his administrators for losing U of L’s money, donors are returning and the Foundation sold development rights to three of its properties. It may sell more properties, as Keith Sherman, the ULF’s interim executive director, said the university’s direction has changed. “We’ve got an obligation to go back to those partners and say ... we’d really like to renegotiate and not be in the real-estate development business today,” Sherman said after the ULF sold its development rights. Through faltering and restructuring itself, Postel and U of L’s provost say the university will grow stronger. The university’s accrediting agency will determine that when it visits U of L Sept. 19 - 21. FILE PHOTO / THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL

Rising costs of college leaves some students struggling @THELOUISVILLECARDINAL

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of whether or not increased spending is worth the increased cost remains up for debate. However, the reality of the situation is that we all have to find a way to pay for it. Prospective students have more than a few ways to pay for college. U

study whenever and wherever you can.” Beyond this, there are still plenty of opportunities for students to receive help for their tuition. Freshman speed school student Garrett Matthew-Keller is coming into the year with most of his expenses covered. “I don’t really pay a cent. My tuition is ...definitely, make covered by a combination of academic scholarships I got in high school sure to file the FAFSA and FAFSA grants,” Keller said. For others, these same opportuno matter what nities are still available. The place to find them is the financial aid office — Sandy Neel here on campus. Sandy Neel, executive director of the financial aid office, offered advice. “File your FAFSA early. October of L students are particularly lucky 1st is the start date for the 2018 to with access to unique options such as 2019 FAFSA’s. Beyond that, look for UPS’s Metro College and Earn-and- scholarship opportunities here on Learn programs. campus with different organizations Students working night shift at and off-campus scholarships like onUPS can receive full tuition reim- line essays. But definitely, make sure bursement – in return for five or to file the FAFSA no matter what.” so hours a week night. Despite this, The financial aid office is in the there are students that manage to Houchens building, available to balance their schedules like Vladimir any student who needs help or adPham-Ayers. “I take it one day at a vice as they balance their checkbook time. I just recommend to sleep and throughout college.

With the SAC renovation costing $40 million and the campus only growing larger, more and more monAt the beginning of 2017’s fall ey is needed from students and other semester, a standard, full-time and sources of revenue to fund growing commuting student of U of L would expenses. This mimics a national owe around $11,000 by the end of trend. the spring semester. This cost only According to Delta Cost Trends, increases for those who eat, live, or colleges have been shifting their spend their time on campus. spending from things like academics Five years ago, however, it cost untoward student services such as room der $9,000. An increase of 20 percent and board, marketing, concerts and in five years may be a sign of highsports events to increase sales. er prices to come but a look around There are students that attend (and the campus reveals the fact that this pay for) college due, in part, to the money is admittedly being put to use. “college experience.” Enjoying varied, up to date recreational facilities is worth the increased cost to them. However, some students call for colleges to reel in their spending and focus on their original goal of education. The question JEAN-TAYLOR SOWDERS





U of L Wellness Center Gym no longer free for faculty, staff ANDREW KENT


The Wellness Center Gym, used primarily by U of L faculty and staff, it will no longer be free. The program director says the increased funds are necessary to keep the gym open. Patricia Benson, the AVP for Health, Wellness and Disease Management, said that, “We are in an exploratory state right now, and we are just trying to maintain the wellness of the Cardinal family.” “We are trying everything in our power to keep the doors open,” Benson said. “It’s disappointing, it’s hard to perceive it any way other than to kind of push the burden of the broader financial issues onto the faculty,” said Aaron Ellis, a Communications Instructor. Ellis also noted that if this fee were to be implemented, family members and spouse rates would remain stagnant and if he were to opt into this, “I would have to pay more

than my wife to use this faculty gym.” Budget shortfall continues effects At the beginning of August, the staff of GHN put up a notice that stated in large bold font, “Heads Up”, followed by a statement that quotes, “Due to current University budgetary challenges, the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center is looking for a $15 monthly membership fee for U of L employees and students. (Pending). “ With the University of Louisville amid a budget shortfall, the proposed fee hike comes as no surprise. The Wellness Center is located east of Belknap campus just a block from Dairy Castle on Bradley Ave- Entrance to U of L’s Wellness Center Gym. nue. The primary gym for faculty and month. Retirees not on the medical described as pending, it is unclear staff lists membership types based on plan pay a $15 monthly and alumni when it will start, but it has raised the employees status. and affiliated partners pay $30. concern for faculty members and stuFor employees or retirees on U of With the new membership fee still dents alike. L’s medical plan, it’s currently free. A PHOTO BY ARRY SCHOFIELD/ THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL spouse can use the gym for $10 ten a

Student loans won’t just magically go away @THECARDINALNEWS

When it comes to your student loans one thing is for certain, Uncle Sam will always get his money. There are many types of student loans, and a common mistake among college students is picking the right ones. Eight out of 15 people asked said they were uneducated about loans when they first received them. Three didn’t know they had to pay them back and four took out more money than necessary to get a refund check. Statistics don’t lie Forbes reports more than 44 million Americans owe more than $1.3 trillion and over 11 percent of those people are delinquent. In Kentucky, more than 60 percent of college graduates had student loans and the average amount was $27,225. Kendell Ellery, a PNC bank teller, said the criteria for getting approved for a private loan is extensive. “There are a lot of prerequisites you must meet, but most people that meet them are pretty satisfied. The amount you’re approved of varies because it’s based off credit history, the person

I started paying off my student loans before graduation because I had an unsubsidized loan


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you pick to co-sign, how long you’ve been at your job and how much you make, to name a few,” said Ellery. Effects on students go beyond four years There really is no such a thing as complete student loan forgiveness. “I thought it was when the government forgave your student loans. Make it go away, poof, like a wizard,” said Jonathan Yann, a student at U of L. Yann knows that you have to pay into it before the government will even consider forgiving your loans. Not all loans are forgiven. Some programs require you to make a certain amount of payments. For others

it’s after a certain amount of years. The best way to avoid the hassle of student loan repayment is to not take out any loans. However, if you have to then start making payments right away. You don’t have to wait until you graduate to make payments, although most do. Yann was one of those people who did not wait. He owed 5,500 dollars in student loans. He had scholarships

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and worked part time at a movie theatre. “I started paying off my student loans before graduation because I had an unsubsidized loan. I would’ve been accruing interest anyway so I went ahead and started to pay it off,” said Yann. He will graduate debt free. Slight hope for the future Some businesses will reimburse you for tuition, but one company that pays up front is United Parcel Service. Their Metropolitan College program is a partnership that allows for students at U of L, and Jefferson Community and Technical College to work and get their in-state tuition paid for in full. You must work through the entire semester, maintain a C in your classes and work night shift. If you meet these requirements you will not only receive the tuition assistance, but are eligible for book reimbursement and bonus money. Student loans are one thing you can’t get out of repaying, it’s binding, and even in death there’s a strong possibility it will be passed on to whomever co-signed for you. It will then become their burden to bear.





Students protest Mitch McConnell at DACA rally

police working with ICE was a huge of the free home of the brave, land organization dedicated to uplifting issue for me, and we need to be here of opportunity, then why should we minority communities. @JFRO98 for our students that are having the make laws that prevent people from The protest was not without some Several dozen U of L students and worst week of their lives.” having those opportunities?” Thomp- opposition. As students chanted, “No community members rallied in front Throughout the protest, speak- son said. Ban! No Wall! Sanctuary for all!” a of Ekstrom Library to protest Mitch ers riled up the crowd with call-andJesus Ibanos, a third year law stu- student began shouting back, “What McConnell’s scheduled appearance response chants such as, “No ban! No dent a U of L said, “We’re here to sup- about Jesus for all?” U of L student Joe there Aug. 8. wall! Sanctuary for all!” and “Si se pu- port our undocumented communities Esalton engaged in some verbal alterThe protest primarily concerned ede!” (the Spanish translation of “we and to tell Mcconnell that he needs to cations with some of the protesters the potential cancellation of the De- can do it”). step up and lead the effort to protect who wanted him to leave, though it ferred Action for Childhood ArrivU of L student Nuri Thompson the 11 million undocumented indi- never escalated. als, an Obama-administration policy. agreed Louisville should become a viduals.” McConnell was not seen near the DACA allows undocumented immi- sanctuary city. Ibanos works with undocumented protest. grants who came to the U.S as chil“If America is supposed to be land students through Mi Gente, a Latino dren to pursue higher education at public colleges and universities without fear of being deported. Speakers at the protest called upon local leaders to establish Louisville as a sanctuary city. A sanctuary city limits cooperation with the federal government to enforce immigration laws. New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston have all declared themselves sanctuary cities. U of L student Addie McComb said she attended the protest because she is concerned about many Trump administration decisions. “There are some many people in Louisville and at the university who are personally affected by Counter-protester present at rally. A U of L student speaking at the DACA protest. DACA,” McComb said. “Louisville PHOTO BY ARRY SCHOFIELD/ THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL JANET DAKE

DACA’s possible expiration leaves many unsure of the future mented immigrants a safe path to citizenship. Controversy over DACA stems The Deferred Action for Childfrom debate over whether the Unithood Arrivals program has received a ed States should be helping undocucontroversial expiration date. Serving nearly 790,000 undocu- mented immigrants. U of L student Leonardo Salinas is mented immigrants, DACA offers a DACA recipient who has found sucprotection from immediate deporcess in the program. tation, the right to work and attend “DACA is not the solution but was school in the U.S. On Sept. 5, President Donald a step in the right direction,” Salinas Trump declared DACA will no lon- said. Even though DACA has showed a ger be taking applications. He gave positive light in the future for undocCongress six months to come up with umented immigrants, it is still not a a new policy. source of stability. Trump plans to enforce deporta“Creating this program and ending tion laws against undocumented immigrants once the six months are it makes it feel like the government is playing with our lives,” Salinas said. over. DACA was created in 2012 in an Like Salinas, many undocumented executive order by former President immigrants have created a life in the Barack Obama. It was a direct result U.S. that may come to a forced end from Congress rejecting the DREAM once DACA expires. While President Trump charged Act, a law that would allow undocuCongress to fix the policy, hope for LYNDSEY NEWTON @THECARDINALNEWS

immigrants still looks grim. The DREAM Act, a similar program, was rejected by Congress five years ago after being filibustered by Republicans. “The goal to have a program where immigrants can receive citizenship without punishment,” Sarah Nuñez,

Assistant Director of U of L’s Cultural Center said. As of now, both interim President Greg Postel and U of L’s SGA have released statements denouncing the removal of DACA.


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How to keep your wallet happy this semester BRIANA WILLIAMS @_BRIANAYW

Though it’s still early in the semester, students are already going over budget with their meal plan. With three months left, stretching every flex dollar can be crucial. And with U of L’s newest restaurants, budgeting those precious flex points isn’t easy. If you play your cards right and save a lot this semester, you’ll have more flex in the spring and won’t have to worry about saving. Here are five ways to make your flex last through a grueling three months: 1. Use meal swipes While the restaurants that accept meal swipes are limited, the options in them aren’t. The Ville Grill offers new choices every day while still keeping the usual favorites. Going to the same restaurants over and over can be monotonous, but you’ll be glad you did at the end of the semester. Since swipes don’t roll over to the next semester, you may as well use as many as you can before the semester ends so money doesn’t go to waste.

2. Avoid the SAC Obviously you can’t avoid eating at the SAC all the time, but you can stop yourself from getting food there every day. Chicken nuggets multiple times a week sounds amazing, but your body and your wallet will thank you for it if you skip Chik-fil-A. Try eating from the SAC for only three or four meals for the whole week and you should avoid going over budget. 3. Pack your lunch It’s an old-school option, but packing a lunch is a great way to save money. Choosing what’s in your lunchbox gives you free reign over what you eat, how it’s made and portion size. This will help with keeping off the extra pounds and keeping extra flex. Not only that, but maybe you can convince your mom to buy you gushers for your lunchbox - like the good old days. 4. Skip Starbucks As much as everyone loves the new Starbucks, spending $4 on a single drink is a terrible way to use flex. Instead, go for the cheaper alternative with Einsteins Bro. Bagels.

Resisting the Starbucks temptation won’t be easy, but at least you won’t spend most of your flex on fancy drinks. 5. Do the math There are 16 weeks in every semester so, depending on your meal plan, you can only spend a certain amount of flex every week. If you have about $900 for the semester, you can only use $56 flex every week. That sounds like a lot, but if you’re constantly going to the SAC for every meal or snack, that $56 goes away quickly.

6. Look for deals Several restaurants on campus offer value menus or promotional deals. Wendy’s currently has the “4 for $4” deal which comes with a cheeseburger, four chicken nuggets and a small drink and fry. Subway always promotes its $5 footlong special on select sandwiches. The Marketplace food court restaurants also offer great deals for combo meals. Plus, all restaurants that accept flex give a small discount whenever you use them. It’s not much, but any discount can help.

Daniel Caesar stuns with “Freudian” ROYA FATHALIZADEH @THECARDINALNEWS

Twenty-one-year-old Canadian singer songwriter Ashton Simmonds, known formally by his stage name, Daniel Caesar, has captured the pure essence of raw emotion through his latest album, “Freudian.” His captivating voice, paired with gospel melodies, broadcasts his versatility. It’s hard not to be blown away by his ability to fill the fractures of a room with pure sentiment. Caesar has been known to transmute older songs into works of his own. “Freudian” contains several versions of gospel songs made in the past and on his previous album, “Pilgrims Paradise,” he delivers his rendition of “Street Lights” by Kanye West. What sets Caesar apart from other up and coming artists is his considerationof music genres across the board. His gift to be able to administer a falsetto mimics artists like Miguel and The Weeknd, making him diverse in the path that he takes through his musical journey. His abstract album covers stand as a representation of the temperament he tries to illustrate through his lyrics. “Freudian’s” incorporation of artists such as Syd, the

lead singer of “The Internet,” H.E.R. and Kali Uchis also help convey the story. “Freudian’s” melodies perfectly intertwine with smooth transitions from soul to rhythm and blues. Each song captures Caesar’s true capability to captivate you, make you stop what you’re doing and just listen. With every word, you are embraced by his affection, something that is almost therapeutic. Caesar not only sings about the feelings that we at times cannot put into words, but he sets the tone and ambiance for serenity and acceptance. Overall, “Freudian” is breathtaking, passionate and something that we have not seen from even the most well-known artists in a while. It’s safe to say that Daniel Caesar is one of many artists to demonstrate the new wave of R&B/Soul artists striving to be the voice of a diverse, insightful generation.


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Immigrants need help, not DACA KIRSTIN LEE


While my heart goes out to these kids who are now living with the fear of deportation, I have to agree with what former California congressman Sonny Bono said, “What’s there to talk about? (Undocumented immigration) is illegal.� Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a program created by former president Barack Obama. DACA has recently been rescinded by President Donald Trump. DACA was created to help children of undocumented immigrants through education. DACA’s other purpose is to allow those children to get around laws regarding immigration. Undocumented immigration is affecting the U.S. to such an extent that it

needs to be talked about. There are laws ture employment so they can provide for in place to regulate immigration to our themselves. country. Undocumented immigrants must Laws are being broken by choosing to have already contacted a U.S. employer let undocumented individuals live here before they can be legally allowed to enwith benefits that are exclusively for citi- ter. zens. That can be difficult when one is poor Abusing these laws, ones in place that in another country and unable to afford weren’t intended to ease illegal immigra- things like a functioning computer. tion, is not how immigration should be When an immigrant has been living handled. here for years and has been a positive The law is there to protect and serve influence in our communities as pointed the people of the United States. out by U of L’s own SGA, they are still at The current immigration laws require risk of deportation. vaccinations for diseases, no or insignifiThey aren’t helped in achieving citicant criminal history and other require- zenship. ments to keep citizens and immigrants Instead of “getting around� the law, we already living here safe. as citizens of the U.S. have the privilege There are also requirements for fu- and the responsibility to try and change

the law. We can do this through the avenues purposefully left open to us. People who are desperate enough to illegally come and live in America need help. But they don’t need help through disobeying the laws we agreed to live under. Children that come to our country have the capability of becoming great citizens and making a better America for future generations. We need to fight for a law which allows private citizens to sponsor a child and perhaps their family in the US with the intention of becoming citizens. We need to fight for laws that are ethically right.


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Men’s basketball captains and schedule announced CONNER FARRELL & MICAH BROWN @THECARDSPORTS


Men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino held a press conference Thursday in which he discussed the progress of the team during this off-season. Coach Pitino also detailed the 2017-18 regular season schedule. Along with the schedule being announced, Pitino named the three-man squad of captains for the upcoming season. Seniors Anas Mahmoud and Quentin Snider were honored as such. Junior

Deng Adel rounds out the trio of captains for the club. The captains were selected by votes from players and coaches. Coach Pitino added that Mahmoud garnished the most votes for the captain status out of any other player on the team. “All three will give us great leadership this year and they all have great experience. We’re a young team in certain areas, but we’re experienced in others,” Pitino said.


The Cards start the season with light competition and see their first compe-

tition on Nov. 28. Louisville will face Purdue in a rematch from last season as a part of ESPN’s annual Big Ten/ACC challenge. Louisville was defeated by Boilermakers last year in the KFC Yum! Center 71-64. The Cards also take on Indiana for the second straight year. Louisville’s matchup against the Memphis Tigers will be a part of the Gotham Classic, a tournament consisting of five teams, headlined by the Cards and the Tigers. The games will take place in Madison Square Garden in New York City. Louisville takes on rival Kentucky on

Junior Deng Adel turned down the NBA Draft to return for this coming season.

Senior Anas Mahmoud had a career-high 65 blocks in 2016-17.

Senior Quentin Snider has 271 career assists. FILE PHOTOS / THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL

Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. When asked about the unusual tipoff time, coach Rick Pitino sarcastically responded, “Well most people in Lexington don’t work … it’ll be packed.” For conference play, Louisville has a home-and-home series against Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Virginia. The Cards wrap their season at home on March 1 against Virginia, a team that has had Louisville’s number since U of L entered into the ACC. The ACC tournament starts on March 6 with the championship game March 10.




Q&A with The Tiger’s Cole Little ESPN’s College Gameday traveling to Louisville again


For the second straight year, Louisville will host ESPN’s College Gameday. The hit Saturday morning show will be live for the ACC showdown between the No. 17 Cards (2-0) and No. 3 Clemson Tigers (2-0). U of L lost to Clemson 42-36 last year in Death Valley, one of the best games of the college football season. Last season’s game was also covered by College Gameday. The 2017 version of the Cardinals versus Tigers is highlighted by Lamar Jackson and Clemson’s standout defensive line. Jackson has totaled 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this year while the Ti-

gers have only allowed nine points in two games. Jackson and the Cardinals struggled against Purdue in the opening weekend, but prevailed 35-28. In week two, U of L used 20 unanswered fourth-quarter points to pull away from North Carolina. Clemson and their new starting quarterback Kelly Bryant thrashed Kent State 56-3 in the opening weekend. The Tigers shut down No. 13 Auburn 14-6 in week two, amassing 11 sacks. The opening betting line is even. The Cards haven’t beat Clemson since joining the ACC in 2014. Each loss has come by six points or less. Louisville dominated Florida State last season in their first ever College Gameday, winning 63-20.

Marisa Martin Pelegrina leading field hockey’s group of freshmen JEFF MILBY @J_MILBZ

The biggest story surrounding field hockey this season is their youth. Ten freshmen needed to be integrated into a team selected ninth in the preseason NFHCA poll, the highest preseason rank in program history. If coach Justine Sowry knew which of those freshmen would come to the forefront, she kept it close to her chest. When asked if any of the rookies stood out in the preseason, Sowry was mum on the subject at media day. It didn’t take long, though, for one of the youngsters to steal the spotlight. Through four games played, Marisa Martin Pelegrina is tied for the team lead in points at seven, with two goals and three assists to her name. After the season opening win over border-rival Indiana, in which Pelegrina scored twice and assisted once, Sowry was very complimentary of the German youth international.

“For being as young as she is, she has a pretty cool head on her shoulders,” Sowry said of the 18-year-old. “She sees the game very, very well.” Her teammates have taken notice, too. Pelegrina is just one example of this talented freshmen group. “I thought she played great,” teammate Abby Grimes said after the opener. “All the freshmen are doing awesome.” Only two other freshmen have registered points this season, Megan Schneider and Sarah Sabaluski, though eight have seen action. With a 4-2 record, which includes a win over defending national champion and third-ranked Delaware, Sowry has to be pleased with what she’s seen from her young squad, though she still sees room for improvement. “We’re gonna make mistakes along the way,” Sowry said of her youthful squad. “As long as we continue to improve, address some of the things that are going on on the pitch ... we’re moving in the right direction.”


Cole Little is a senior writer for Clemson’s student newspaper The Tiger. You can follow their paper on Twitter @TheTigerSports. Question: Quarterback Deshaun Watson replaced Clemson great Tajh Boyd and took the Tigers to a new level. What are thoughts around Kelly Bryant replacing Watson? Answer: Bryant has proven thus far to be a highly effective quarterback. No, he doesn’t boast the same level of natural talent in the passing game as Deshaun Watson, but he is definitely very talented. Mobile, heady and poised, Bryant is the perfect quarterback to lead this young Clemson offense. Q: Clemson’s defensive line is one of the nation’s best. What makes them so special? A: Clemson’s defensive line is ridiculously talented. From generational talents in Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins to versatile pass rushers in Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell, the defensive line is stacked with freak athletes who are capable of impacting the game in a significant way. Serving as the backbone of the defense for the past three years now, the Clemson defensive line has quietly been the most impactful area of the depth chart for the Tigers in their recent run of success. Q: Dabo Sweeney has stocked his team with talent since taking over. Which position group could be better in 2017 after the national championship? A: Clemson’s offensive line is actually improved this season, even though it was great last year, too. Despite losing key cog Jay Guillermo at center, Justin Falcinelli has stepped up to fare well on an offensive line that has benefited from being more experienced and deeper this season as compared to last. Sporting Tyrone Crowder and Mitch Hyatt, two of the ACC’s best offensive linemen,

Clemson’s O-line is excellent. Q: Ben Boulware was the heart of the Tiger defense last season. Is there anyone who is taking on the level of his leadership role? A: Boulware was definitely quite the player while at Clemson. Proving to be the undisputed leader of the Clemson defense during his junior and senior seasons, Boulware left a void that needed filling when he departed for the NFL. But All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins has done an excellent job of taking on that leadership role. Vocal, talented and charismatic, Wilkins does not necessarily boast the same ultra-intense personality of Boulware, but he has certainly proved to be the leading force for the Tiger defense so far this season. Q: Who are two names Louisville fans need to look out for? A: When Clemson and Louisville met last season, wide receiver Deon Cain was simply a role player, forced to wait his turn behind stellar wideouts Mike Williams and Artavis Scott. Now, Cain, who is as prominent a downfield threat as any receiver in the ACC, is quickly proving to be the next superstar in the making at “Wide Receiver U.” On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Dorian O’Daniel has been playing like a man possessed to start the season, recently collecting 14 tackles in a game. Often overshadowed by the likes of freak talents, such as the aforementioned Lawrence and Wilkins, O’Daniel is actually one of the most NFL-ready defenders that Clemson sports on its roster. Q: Who wins and why? A: Clemson’s defense has been nearly perfect at the start of the season and Louisville’s definitely has not. Although Lamar Jackson should play well, the Tiger defense will likely keep him in check just enough to allow Clemson to steal a road win. Expect Bryant to shine brightly in his first road test, leading the Tigers to a hard-fought 27-24 victory.




l. jackson Rushing to Records Career rushing yards 4. Lamar (2,770) 1. Walter Peacock (3,204)

Career passing yards 6. Lamar (6,454) 1. Chris Redman (12,541)

Career rushing touchdowns 3. Lamar (35) 1. Lenny Lyles (41)

Career passing touchdowns 5. Lamar (47) 1. Chris Redman (84)

Career total yards 5. Lamar (8,914) 1. Chris Redman (12,129) GRAPHIC BY MITCHELL HOWES / THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL

According to Louisville Records as of 09/12/17


Few players can step into a major program and literally rewrite the records books. Junior quarterback Lamar Jackson is doing just that for U of L. The Heisman winner is top 10 in multiple categories, including career rushing yards, passing yards, total yards, passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns. The craziest stat: Jackson is two games into his junior year. With only 27 career games, Jackson could walk away now and be one of the program’s best players ever. Jackson will likely own all major rushing records other than rushing attempts.

By early October, expect Jackson to become the all-time lead in both career rushing yards and touchdowns. Jackson already lays claim to quarterback rushing records by a long shot. The only records Jackson may not grab are the passing records set by Louisville-great Chris Redman. Jackson is a little over 6,000 yards away from elicpsing Redman’s 12,541 career passing yards and 38 touchdowns away from breaking Redman’s record 84. Breaking U of L records isn’t the only thing Jackson is doing. If Jackson were to continue his level of play and return for his senior year, the Florida native could shatter all Louisville career rushing and passing records.

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Sept. 12, 2017; Vol. 92, Issue No. 4  

The finance issue

Sept. 12, 2017; Vol. 92, Issue No. 4  

The finance issue