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STATE SENATE REINITIATES BILL TO OFFER FREE TUITION By Kellie Rowe rowekell@msu.edu

MSU’s Frank Finn (center) in 1981.

Sean Clement gets a shot off against U-M in 1986.

Spartans celebrate winning the CCHA Cup in 1998.

John-Michael Liles (left) hugs Troy Ferguson in 2000.

Ethan Graham (right) and Steve Mnich in 2006.

Chris Forfar against Miami (Ohio) on March 17.

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State Democrats are relaunching a $1.8 billion initiative to cover Michigan students’ college tuition, but some worry the plan to fund it by closing tax loopholes is not financially responsible for a state with a shaky Whitmer economy. State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, announced earlier this month that lawmakers are bringing back the Michigan 2020 Plan — an initiative that pays tuition for any Michigan high school graduate attending any Michigan college. The Michigan 2020 Plan first was announced January 2012 but did not continue in a Republicancontrolled Legislature. At max, students can receive up to the average cost of an undergraduate tuition, about $10,617 per year, in financial aid, according to state Senate Democrats. Whitmer said the plan is “the best investment” for the state’s economy and won’t raise taxes. According to the Pew Research Center, 21-to-24-year-old college graduates were half as likley to be unemployed compared to those with less education during the recession between 2007 and 2009. “It’s time to end the political excuses for not giving this plan a vote and instead send a message that Michigan can and will create the most well-educated workforce found anywhere in the world,” Whitmer said in a statement. The plan awards grants to students regardless of their family income. College of Education Dean Donald Heller emphasized the state should focus more on need-based college assistance. As for keeping students in Michigan, Heller said he doesn’t know if paying for students to go to college will be enough to keep them in state. “Students attending college in Michigan are leaving the state after graduation because there are not enough jobs here,” he said. Whitmer plans to fund the program by closing the state’s tax loopholes. But state Rep. Jeff Farrington, R-Utica, expressed skepticism that the money collected after tax credits expire won’t be enough to fund college for all Michigan students. “I have a son in college and would love for him to be getting free tuition, but not from a halffinished plan that can’t be taken seriously,” he said. State Rep. Sean McCann , D-Kalamazoo, said the plan was modeled after the Kalamazoo Promise, a 2005 program to pay tuition for graduates from public schools in Kalamazoo, Mich. Anonymous donors pay for students to attend in-state institutions based on how long the student has been in the school district. McCann said he has seen firsthand how beneficial the tuition assistance program is. “I am intimately aware of the positive impact the Kalamazoo Promise has had on Kalamazoo public school students,” he said. “I know the Michigan 2020 Plan will have a similar impact on students throughout Michigan.” The Michigan 2020 Plan, Senate Bill 0223 , was introduced Feb. 27 and is being discussed in the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

THE EDGE OF GREATNESS After four decades, CCHA will end this weekend By Alyssa Girardi girardi5@msu.edu THE STATE NEWS ■■

When Tom Anastos didn’t get the call, he knew something was up. It was September 2010, and Anastos — now the MSU hockey coach — was serving as commissioner of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, or CCHA — one of the most historically successful hockey leagues in the U.S. Penn State just announced it received an $88 million donation, which eventually turned into $102 million, to start Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs.

The CCHA had a spot open with 11 teams in the league, three of which belonged to nearby Big Ten schools. It would only make sense for the Nittany Lions to seek membership. But the call to Anastos never came. “Once the announcement came that Penn State was going to play Division I men’s hockey, it was inevitable that the Big Ten was going to start hockey,” he said. Six is the magic number to start an NCAA Tournament-eligible league, and the Penn State program was the final piece in the Big Ten puzzle. It also was the beginning of the end for the CCHA. The announcement might have been a door closing to the thencommissioner, but now Anastos and the Spartans are eager to open the new door leading to Big Ten Conference hockey. “As things change, I think Big Ten hockey’s very exciting,” he

said. “It brings the big stage to our sport like never before.” End of an era More than four decades ago, a few college hockey programs were searching for a way to win a national championship. At the time, there only were two major conferences, and neither wanted newer, independent programs to become members. Ron Mason, who was coaching at Lake Superior State at the time, took the matter into his own hands and became one of the founding fathers of the CCHA. After about a year of discussions, the first puck was dropped on Nov. 12, 1971. If national championships were one of the goals of the CCHA, its creators can’t be upset about where the league has advanced. Combined, the 11 current teams have won nine of the past 28 NCAA Championships — two of which were won by the

Destinations Where CCHA teams are headed Miami (Ohio) Notre Dame Western Michigan Ohio State Ferris State Alaska Michigan Lake Superior State Bowling Green Northern Michigan MSU

Spartans. “We formed our own league and, slowly but surely, developed into one of the best leagues in the country, without a doubt,” Mason said. Mason eventually became the head coach of MSU’s hockey team and ushered them into the CCHA in the 1981-82 season. This year, 31 years later, the Spartans played their final CCHA game March 17

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— a 4-1 loss to Miami (Ohio). Through the years, the Spartans racked up 11 CCHA championships, now called the Mason Cup — named after Ron Mason. CCHA commissioner Fred Pletsch said Penn State’s Division I program isn’t the main reason the CCHA is ending, but it’s what See CCHA on page 2 X

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Senior center Derrick Nix smiles after shooting the ball Wednesday at the Palace of Auburn Hills during practice.

Appling, MSU prepared for NCAA tourney tip-off By Josh Mansour

ily and close friends be able to come watch us play.” The Spartans arrived at the THE STATE NEWS Palace of Auburn Hills for the AUBUR N HILLS, Mich. first time Wednesday to prepare — Returning to the place for their opening game of the his childhood team won an NCAA Tournament today (12:15 NBA championship, this time p.m., CBS) against No. 14 seed ready to begin his own run Valparaiso (26-7). The in-state atmosphere, for a title, Keith Appling which included several couldn’t help but hundred fans to watch smile. 2013 MSU’s practice, is some“Being a homething Spartan players town kid, of course have begun to I followed the TOURNAMENT feed off of. Pistons, espeThe crowd cially when roared when the they won the championship that year,” players fi nished practice with Appling said. “It’s a special jaw-dropping dunks, highlighted feeling to be able to play by the expected suspects, sophhere in the NCAA Tournament and have all my fam- See NCAA on page 2 X mansou13@msu.edu ■■

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Impact 89FM will not be receiving $300,000 in alreadycollected student taxes from the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters, with a student refund in the future. The funds created by a $3 per student per semester tax have been frozen from Impact 89FM since summer 2012 after both ASMSU, MSU’s undergraduate student government, and the Council of Graduate Students, or COGS, raised concerns about holes in the station’s financial records and

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FORMER LINEBACKER HAMMOCK FACING SENTENCING A former MSU football player is set to be sentenced Monday for a misdemeanor drunken driving charge that occurred in February. TyQuan Hammock, a former linebacker and fullback with the Spartans, was arrested Feb. 9 for driving drunk while holding a weapon. His blood alcohol

several years of the MSU Radio Board missing meetings. Both student governments passed bills at the end of the fall semester requesting that the station undergo an audit and have the radio board convene on a regular basis before allocating the student taxes from the 2012-13 academic year. “Working together, (Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Services) Denise Maybank and (Vice President for Finance and Treasurer) Mark Haas have determined because the resolution won’t occur before the end of the semester … it would be best to return both the fall and the spring taxes back to students,”

Impact 89FM General Manager Ed Glazer said. “They are going through the best way to complete that.” Maybank and Haas are responsible for deciding when the tax will be returned to students, Glazer said. Haas declined to comment, referring inquiries to Maybank, who did not return multiple calls and an email. Since the bills were passed by both student governments, Impact 89FM is in the process of regaining student taxes for next year, and the MSU Radio Board met at least once this semester, COGS President Stefan Fletch-

level was between 0.08 — the state legal limit — and 0.10. He will go before Judge Andrea Larkin in 54-B District Court for his sentencing. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charges Feb. 12. He later accepted a plea deal for a lesser punishment that would eliminate the weapons charge if he pleaded guilty to a charge of operating while visibly impaired, Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III said. An operating while visibly impaired charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, 360 hours of community service, a $300 fine, four points added to his driving record and driver’s

license restrictions for 90 days. Associate Athletics Director John Lewandowski said the arrest happened within a week after he notified the coaches he was leaving the team. Coach Mark Dantonio said during Monday’s press conference Hammock informed him after the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl he was leaving the team. “He’s decided to graduate and has an opportunity for an internship this spring,” Dantonio said. “That was his decision. …(We) certainly wanted TyQuan back. I think he’s a very good football player. But he just felt like it was time.”

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Police brief This year’s minor in possession citations up from last St. Patrick’s Day Just more than twice as many minor in possession citations than last year were issued on campus this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to MSU police. MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor said from March 15-18 there were about 50 minor in possession of alcohol citations issued, up 26 from last year’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend. MSU Clery Crime and Fire Log still is not updated with this number. She credited this year’s heightened number to a larger number of officers available during the weekend. “We had a considerable amount (of) more officers,” McGlothian-Taylor said, although she wasn’t aware of the exact difference in officers from year to year. DARCIE MORAN

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got the ball rolling. MSU, Michigan and Ohio State are transitioning from the CCHA to the Big Ten, joining WCHA’s Minnesota and Wisconsin. The remaining eight CCHA schools will be scattered through three different conferences. “U lt i mately, t hey sa id, ‘We’ve got just as many national champions and NCAA Tournament appearances as Big Ten schools,’” Pletsch said. “I think the term they used was ‘likemindedness.’” Sunday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena, the final CCHA game will be played. Teams will go their separate ways next season, but the legacy of the league will be remembered for years. The league provided a platform for many Hobey Baker Memorial Award nominees — akin to player of the year awards — National Hockey League play-

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er said. “I know the radio board has met and that is a positive sign,” Fletcher said. “There are positives signs in relation to some of

B1G things ahead Despite being home to 25 men’s and women’s sports, there always was one major component missing in the Big Ten. It sponsored football championships and basketball tournaments but never was able to touch ice hockey. With the sport on deck as the next piece of the conference, associate commissioner Jennifer Heppel said it makes the conference feel complete. “It’s not often at the conference office that we can add a new sport,” she said. “Internally, on that level, everyone is really excited about that opportunity and learning a new sport.” Upon joining the conference, the opportunity for the hockey programs to gain television

exposure will present itself in the Big Ten Network. ESPN hockey analyst John Buccigross said the network will be able to brand games as Big Ten hockey matchups, which could add luster for fans who otherwise might not have followed the CCHA. He pointed out that CCHA fans will follow the teams no matter what, but the Big Ten brand could appeal to general sports fans and eventually grow the sport. “They’re able to package an Ohio State-Michigan Friday night game on the Big Ten Network — that means something,” he said. “Hopefully, it will mean something to people who otherwise might not watch it or might not get into it. It’s part of the Big Ten now, so that Big Ten brand is very important for all the schools and for the sport.” From a schedule standpoint, MSU will meet each Big Ten school four times a year: twice at home and twice on the road. Anastos said it’s a very demanding schedule in tough environments, but it gives players the opportunity to develop skills and talents because they

will be tested every single conference game. “I watch basketball and they talk about how tough it is to play in the Big Ten, which it is,” he said. “But just think if Michigan State played at Ohio State tonight in basketball and then had to play again tomorrow night at Ohio State.” He added that he hopes to continue meeting regularly with past CCHA opponents, with an emphasis on Michigan-based schools similar to how football and basketball schedule. The MSU hockey team didn’t finish its last CCHA season as it would have hoped, finishing last in the league in the regular season and being knocked out of the playoffs in the second round, but Anastos and the Spartans are looking forward to the fresh slate the Big Ten will offer next season. “You don’t come here for things to be easy, you come here to get better and not to be average but to pursue excellence,” Anastos said. “I think the challenges that are in front of us both as a program … and as a new league are really exciting.”

the requirements that COGS and ASMSU laid forth for.” Another positive sign in the mind of ASMSU President Evan Martinak is the radio station working on filing an audit for the fi nancial records. The group is choosing an auditing firm and determine whether they will conduct a full external, financial or forensic audit, Martinak said. Impact 89FM has been run-

ning off a reserve emergency fund during the year and will continue to use those funds, Glazer said. He isn’t necessarily worried about the station not receiving the student tax next year, but did point out that might happen. While the loss of a substantial funding source for the station is upsetting, Glazer said he is optimistic about the future and believes this can serve as a

learning tool for Impact 89FM. “It’s disappointing, but we can’t change it,” Glazer said. “I think the most important thing for us is (to) adopt the types of business practices that other student groups use for insuring that they have accountability for the students who they service. I don’t know why we didn’t do this in the past, but it is very important that we get on board with that.”

court advantage because our fans are great,” Payne said. “We’re just very supportive and thankful that we’re going to be able to play here at the Palace and have their support.” The return to the area has special meaning for Derrick Nix as the senior captain prepares for one final run with the green and white. With his MSU career on the verge of ending each time he steps on the court, the senior center said he’s driven to give every-

thing he has to help lead the Spartans to the Final Four. “It means a lot,” Nix said about returning home. “I’ve just got to approach every game like it’s my last, because it is. I’ve just got to make sure everybody is ready to play.” The return also was nostalgic for MSU head coach Tom Izzo, who said memories of winning a regional final at the Palace in 2000, before going on to win his first national championship, came flooding back as he stepped out

on the court. Izzo said he spoke to the leader of that historic team, Mateen Cleaves, and said his former guard is even more excited about the Spartans’ arrival at the Palace than the coach is. “I’m tickled to death to be here,” Izzo said. “I love sharing things with people. I love seeing people happy because we do well, especially if it’s Michigan State people. … So it’s all good, it’s all good being here. We’ve just got to perform now.”

ers and Stanley Cup winners, and it won’t soon be forgotten. “We’re kind of working all hands on deck, an all-out sprint to the finish,” Pletsch said. “We’re trying to celebrate the legacy, as we say. I’m sure that will all change on Monday morning, March 25, when we realize that it’s the end of an era.”

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While most students try to avoid an encounter with the police, some students find themselves in handcuffs, as several St. Paddy’s Day celebrators found out this weekend. Local attorneys and police said complying with officers’ demands can de-escalate a situation, but knowing your rights and how not to make things worse sometimes can mean the difference between a simple citation and an arrest. “I think most students haven’t really thought about it,” graduate student Nichole Sparapany said of knowing rights during an arrest. “You don’t want to make a bad situation worse by doing something you didn’t know what was over the line.” Here are some tips on how to deal with a potential arrest. A student’s behavior When an officer starts to place a person under arrest, local attorneys and police said it is best to comply and deal with concerns later. “I see a lot of kids getting multiple charges because they resist

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the officer,” East Lansing City Attorney Tom Yeadon said. “Not only do they have one charge, but now they have a more serious resisting charge.” Resisting an officer is a misdemeanor punishable with up to 90 days in jail, a $500 fine or both, Yeadon said. He said resisting arrest might eliminate any chance of a plea bargain to a lower charge, especially if an officer is injured. Complying with an arrest, in particular with students without prior arrests, might mean local prosecutors will be more lenient. MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor said students can ask what they are being arrested for, and friends who want to help should ask when their friend will be released. She said students who witness a friend being arrested should not interfere, or they could be arrested as well. Students should know they have the right to remain silent, and if they choose to speak, they should tell the truth to avoid further charges for providing an officer with false information, said attorney Brian Jeffries, who works under ASMSU’s free legal services program for students.

An officer’s behavior It was once legal to resist an unlawful arrest, but now it is illegal to resist, Yeadon said. Both Yeadon and Jeffries said if a student feels they were unlawfully arrested or has concerns about the officer, the issue should be addressed with their lawyer and in court, not on the roadside. “Our advice is be compliant, regardless of the officer’s attitude,” Jeffries said. Jeffries said although people can speak and assert their innocence, police have a large amount of discretion when choosing to make an arrest. Jeffries said despite the common misconception, if officers don’t explain a student’s basic Miranda rights — their rights they have when under arrest, think “Right to remain silent” — their case will not necessarily be thrown out. In reality, Miranda rights go into effect when a person is in custody and can’t leave. Not hearing the rights from an officer might only mean a certain part of the case or evidence cannot be used in court.

redeem it from foreclosure. The buildings have been abandoned for years, and the strip of properties have not been developed because of a series of financial issues. DTN purchased the deed from ROB, LLC and extended the redemption period a second time for CADA Investment Group, LLC — the owner of 100 W. Grand River Ave. — three more months. Now, CADA has until June 18 — before ownership transfers to DTN — to redeem the property from foreclosure

by paying the amount of the sale and other fees, according to county documents. The property was foreclosed in October 2012 and was sold at a sheriff’s sale to ROB for more than $533,000. The 100 W. Grand River Ave. location originally was proposed as part of the City Center II project. It was rejected last June because it was deemed financially infeasible. DTN bought the deed for about $580,000, said Colin

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Cronin, a DTN vice president. Cronin said DTN also is negotiating with Strathmore Development Co., the holding company for CADA, to buy 341 and 345 Evergreen Ave. and 124 to 140 W. Grand River Ave. “We’re trying to talk to Strathmore and come up with some agreement,” he said. “At this point, nothing.” DTN is proposing to develop the three properties not part of the park district plan into a mixed-use building with apartments and retail. Michael koury

MSu’s kim wilcox will not be next uW-madison chancellor Kim Wilcox, MSU’s standing provost, will not be the next University of Wisconsin chancellor, according to a release from the University of Wisconsin. Rebecca M. Blank, acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, will serve as the new chancellor. Wilcox was in the running for the position as one of four finalists.

He announced he would step down as provost in December and officially will be leaving his position in July. June Youatt is acting provost until MSU finds a permanent replacement for Wilcox. Wilcox has taken a position with the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit organization that aims to improve Africa’s self-sustainability, run by former MSU President Peter McPherson. Robert Bondy

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ichigan’s public universities deserve a round of applause.

According to a 2010 poll, Michigan ranked fi fth in the nation for the total number of degrees and certificates awarded, and fourth for the total number of degrees and certificates in critical skill areas such as medicine, engineering and math. This is no small feat for a state where students pay higher in-state tuition rates than their peers, and whose universities ranked 37th in funding received from the state. During a period when economic woes are being felt on a nationwide scale, Michigan’s public universities are producing talented graduates, hungry and motivated to join the workforce. There’s only one problem: many of these students

are choosing to leave the state after graduation duce some of the highest because of Michigan’s severely mismatched job numbers of graduates with market. And Gov. Rick Snyder apparently has degrees in critical skill positions, and each year the state had enough. During the past two days, figuring out a solu- watches them pack their bags for tion to the state’s blanket job market dilemma greener pastures somewhere else in was one of the key points raised by the gover- the country. Many of these gradnor at Snyder’s economic sumuates choose to leave for mit, in Detroit. cities, such as ChiThe fact Snyder is push“Many of these graduates major cago, where an abundance ing for more conversations to of opportunities seem to be had on this issue is, at the choose to leave for major naturally exist away from least, a positive sign for the cities, such as Chicago, the state. state’s dwindling job market. Many young profesMichigan has one of the where an abundance of sionals also believe these most severely mismatched job opportunities seem to places offer higher wagmarkets, which hosts one secnaturally exist away from es, and more benefits, for tor of individuals complacent their work. about not being able to fi nd the state.” But this misconception work, and another of confused isn’t entirely true, and employers watching thousands it demonstrates some of of job postings go unfi lled. Snyder has blamed the mismatched workforce the larger questions the governor will have to on a disconnect that exists between employers, address in the future. Michigan, like many states across the nation, educators, government leaders and economists is watching its economy migrate away from serin the state. But even this doesn’t seem to make sense of vice-based careers and become tailored more toward knowledge-based professions. the larger problem going on in Michigan. This slide is particularly worrisome for MichEach year, Michigan’s public universities pro-

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igan, which long has been dependent on manufacturing and agriculture careers. Although Snyder’s economic summit is an optimistic step toward bettering Michigan’s dismal economy, and lessening some of these concerns, it is hard to determine whether any immediate improvements will result. By 2018, Michigan will need to fill 1.3 million jobs, with 836,000 of these positions requiring some form of postsecondary education or training, according to Business Leaders for Michigan. If Snyder is serious about patching the holes in Michigan’s economy, his top priority has to be figuring out a way to retain Michigan’s youth. Instead of allowing these conversations to stop after the summit, it now is Snyder’s responsibility to take what the employers, educators, government leaders and economists in the state have told him, and make changes that will last in the future.

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My nephew is a sophmore with a 3.89 GPA. He was simply walking home in the afternoon on Sunday when a “cop” randomly stopped him and made him blow. I will no longer be making any more donations to the University. As a 1989 graduate, I am ashamed of MSU. Twice as many arrested? Does this mean that there were more rowdy people than last year? Or, that the cops are out of control? Thomas Cawthorne , March 19 via statenews.com

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It’s a common, but false, perception that students with high GPAs don’t drink to excess. While your nephew’s story MAY be accurate, I would encourage you to challenge the underlying paradigm of your argument (google NCHA Assessment data). Besides, what sense does it make to penalize the University for the ASSUMED actions of a third party? Perhaps your nephew’s GPA is the result of inherited smarts that skipped your generation?

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All experiences open doors to future endeavors

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n life, there seem to be a lot of things that are simple and easy to understand, but not plainly obvious. You know, those times when the answer in plain sight finally appears on our radar resulting in the classic “Aha” moment. One of those moments happened to me last Monday evening. The idea sparked from Vennie Gore, a guest speaker for the leadership academy at the Union. As Vice President of Auxiliary Enterprises, Gore oversees the university, ranging from the resident hall system to the events at Breslin Center. Because of the amount of organization and leadership he is responsible for, Gore was invited to share his life experiences with us to give us insight on our paths toward leadership.

Many of the topics he discussed were very intriguing. Before his current job, he worked for at least five different companies. Despite all the change, he ended up working at the same university he attended. He described how job shifting was common for many because, early on, most people don’t have a clear vision of what career they want. To me, this was pretty surprising because, although I know many college students change their majors multiple times, to think people would be willing to change their occupations after college seemed risky. One piece of advice truly stuck with me when Gore said all experience is “relative.” In short form, he basically described how many jobs, despite their different names, have very similar natures. The example he used was comparing the MSU culinary

service to a hotel’s dining ser- which share a similar nature vice, and he said the nature of suddenly become very easy to these two jobs essentially are adapt to. It’s because of this idea he the same. encouraged us to try He described everything, because the only difference GUEST COLUMNIST although, at a glance, was the quantieverything has its ty of food served. own category, the Using this comknowledge each expeparison, he drew rience brings helps up the idea that build upon skills that by working for a will become useful in school culinary the future. service, a person I definitely could could gain expeHENRY PAN attest to this based rience that later panhenry@msu.edu on my experiences. could be applied to Ever since elemena different occupatary school, I have played the tion, such as restaurant work. Gore then elaborated on this piano. Although arts and literature idea by explaining how important experiencing everything weren’t exactly in the scope of was. He said the first time some- jobs my parents had in mind for one tries something, everything me, playing the piano inadvertently helped me later on. is extremely unfamiliar. The amount of memorizaHowever, once someone has gotten a feel of how an occu- tion required to play the music pation works, the experiences helped my memory.

Because of how much finger dexterity was required, piano also paved the way toward a computer-based field, since typing fast was second nature to me. On a more personal level, playing piano helped me become more aware of tune and pitch, allowing singing on those occasional karaoke nights to become a fun experience. Better yet, the advice Gore provided came at a very good time for me. Because I am so busy bouncing around different majors trying to figure out what I want to be, this idea dispelled my fears about decision making. For so long, I thought once a major and job was decided, everything became set in stone and there was no turning back. However, thanks to Gore’s advice, I now see there are always more things people can

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add to their skill sets, and these experiences will help us grow and will allow us eventually to get to the job we want most. My environmental professor shared a similar story with me. He explained that originally, he was part of the MSU football team. He then became a geologist, and after working in ironbased research for many years, he decided to become an environmental professor. Even though he didn’t have a specific career plan in mind, he ended up finding his way simply by trying out different occupations and eventually finding what fit for him as he continued to develop new skills. Even though I was never too fond of trying different opportunities and exploring uncharted territory in fear of failure, I now understand that no matter what path I take, all the experiences I try will open the door to bigger possibilities in the end.


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Natural resources field sees increase in gender diversity By Samantha Radecki radeckis@msu.edu THE STATE NEWS ■■

Mamie Parker isn’t an average natural resource expert. As the fish and wildlife biologist had men, women, students and professionals singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” during her presentation Wednesday afternoon in the James Madison College Library in Case Hall , Parker demonstrated the benefits of incorporating people from all different backgrounds by showing them how much better their voices sounded in unison. Diversity of race, gender and age, among many other forms, traditionally haven’t been balanced in the natural resource work-field, she said. Parker, a bubbly black woman who is the former assistant director and regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service , said historically, the field has been fi lled by white men. “I’ve been in the field over 30 years now, and we’ve come a long ways, but we have a long ways to go,” she said. “Not just in terms of people of color and women, but people of different cultures.” These trends of inequal representation are ref lected in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, or CANR, said Kelly Millenbah , associate dean and director of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for CANR. Millenbah said enrollment in natural resource majors is expanding , while gender equality in them has leveled and ethnic diversity has made smaller improvements in the past 20 years. According to the Offi ce of the Registrar, 1,480 undergraduate women and 1,435 undergraduate men were enrolled in CANR in spring 2013. The mento-women ratio has reversed a

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“And today, when I go back to lecture in classes … 75 percent of the class is composed of women.” Al Stewart, Michigan DNR

small amount. Millenbah said MSU’s ratios are in line w ith national numbers. Increasing diversity within CANR w i l l come f r om ea rly recruitment and inclusion programs within the college, she said. T he nat ural resource career market is what fi sheries and wildlife and environmental economics and policy freshman Liz Brajevich is excited to jump into after college. Knowing the field is growing in diversity only makes her more motivated, she said. “I’m a little blonde person from California,” she said. “For me, the whole field of natural resources can be intimidating. But I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to be in the fish and wildlife (program and) I do see an increase in diversity in our field.” Al Stewart, an upland game bird specialist and program leader for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources with the Wildlife Division, said after more than 40 years of work, he notices the increased presence of women in the field and courses. “When I was in taking fish and wildlife classes at MSU, there was maybe one or two women in the whole class. And today, when I go back to lecture in classes … 75 percent of the class is composed of women,” he said.

More than meets the eye with MSU KIN classes By Isabella Shaya shayaisa@msu.edu THE STATE NEWS ■■

While working to make class schedules, some students might be looking to kinesiology, or KIN, classes as an easy credit to fit their schedules. But sometimes there is more to the KIN classes than the name might convey. MSU’s Schedule Builder website lists about 50 one-credit KIN classes for fall 2013. Some popular classes include yoga, self defense, aerobics and bowling, said Sue Halsey, basic instruction program coordinator for the Department of Kinesiology. Challenging factors in KIN courses might include a strict attendance policy, the time of day and weather conditions. Aerobics and general conditioning usually are physically challenging for many students, Halsey said. “These two classes are working their cardiovascular development,” Halsey said, adding some less demanding KIN classes might include volleyball, softball and bowling.

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From left, mechanical engineering freshman Brett Vitous and marketing senior Brandon Nalezyty practice martial arts moves before taking a test in their Judo I class Wednesday at IM Sports-West. Many students go into the class knowing it can be challenging at times.

KIN CLASSES | Here are a few KIN classes for students to consider for their schedules. Weight Training I

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Larissa True, a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student, teaches the weight training course, and said there are students enrolled with and without any weight training experience. She works with all the students by giving instruction to each skill level. True said she tries to keep the class laid back. After mastering the skills, the students are free to work on their own at whatever level they are comfortable with. “Some people who go into weight training and are already experienced, it’s good for them to get stronger and learn,” True said. “For someone who has never lifted before, they get a lot (out of the class).” The pass-no grade, one credit course is offered this summer, fall and spring.

Human biology sophomore Cassie Brignole took the class last year because thinking it would be a fun and easy to take with a friend. But she quickly realized the class was not easy. “There were a lot of breathing exercises (and) it felt (like) you wouldn’t be able to breath at some times,” Brignole said. Michael Nichols, adjunct faculty member, said many students take the course to fulfill a major requirement. The class has in-class training, including learning scuba terms, and training in the pool. “You do get a lifetime skill, (and) you are capable of diving anywhere in the world,” Nichols said. Students can receive a diving certification in SCUBA Diving II. SCUBA Diving I is available this summer, fall and spring as a pass-no grade, one credit course.

The students who sign up for power walking are all years and A 155-lb. person majors, but most will burn 267 take the class calories during looking for an a 3.5 mile per easy credit to fit hour walk, in their schedule, according to said Larissa livestrong.com. True, a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student who teaches the course. Students spend class time walking in an indoor track or outside with weather permitting, have a time trial every few weeks and a quiz at least once each semester, True said. Power Walking is a pass-no grade, one credit course offered this fall and spring.

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COMMUNITY REFLECTS ON WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Students, alumni weigh in on campus gender issues

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omen at MSU have fought to get the rights they deserve on campus for decades. As part of Women’s History Month, women’s organizations on campus are showing students women can be successful in life. Here are some people who have helped make women and their rights more prevalent on campus. —Christine LaRouere, The State News larouer4@msu.edu

Lauren Moore

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President of Successful Black Women of MSU As part of Successful Black Women of MSU, or SBWMSU, president Lauren Moore does all she can to educate not only black women but all college women on campus about issues involving women’s rights. Founded in 2009, SBWMSU is a student-run organization working to help women enhance professional, personal, social and academic skills. Moore said SBWMSU’s focus is to involve freshmen right as soon as they reach campus. “We are very inclusive to all women on campus, but black women (are) our focus,” Moore said. “We specifically target freshman because if you get to students when they first get to MSU, we can prevent them from failing or going on academic probation.” Moore also said it’s important to help females and males on campus understand that women still are treated injustly. “We want to educate because we can’t fix the problem if people don’t know there is one,” Moore said. “Knowledge is power, and if you have knowledge, you know how to fight for what is considered right.”

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An eager crowd awaited Tim Wise as he walked to the stage in the Kellogg Center Auditorium Wednesday evening. Students, faculty and alumni packed together in the small auditorium as he spoke on issues of race and gender in society. “I think we need to have a conversation … A conversation about how women are treated, how women are viewed,” said alumna Kalleigh Landstra, who spoke about increasing relevance of the topic in light of two Steubenville, Ohio high school football players who were found guilty of rape Sunday. “That needs to come from the students and from the administration.” The title of Wise’s lecture, “What do white guys know about race and gender?” was meant to inspire the audience to think about issues of race and gender.

Wise used some of his personal experiences as examples of this gap. These experiences and his use of humor kept the audience engaged, and many members of the audience even yelled out in agreement with the things Wise said. He stressed the importance of understanding that “white privilege” does not always mean just a economic or material advantage, but rather that whites do not have to worry as much about proving their worth in society as minorities. “When you’re part of the dominant group, you don’t have to demonstrate that you belong there. It’s same thing that women have experienced in certain math and science classes,” Wise said. “Studies have shown a direct relationship in how many women are in the class and how many of those women participate.” Many of the other issues Wise discussed also related to the challenges some students on college

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In 1994, MSU alumna Alex Lozada and four other Latina women at MSU were the original committee to create the Dia de la Mujer conference. Dia de la Mujer, or Day of the Women, is for all women, but mainly for Latina women to network and have educational opportunities. As part of the Latina community on campus at the time, Lozada got involved by planning the first conference and also being a part of MSU undergraduate student government, or ASMSU, to get women of color active on campus. “I felt it was important for me to be an advocate and be a voice for Latina women, to have something ... like the Day of the Women on campus.” Lozada said. “This was just a place where all women could come together. It was all welcoming with the focus on women.” Lozada also said although MSU didn’t have that many on-campus women’s groups, MSU still helped her find her voice as “a woman of color on campus.” “As a woman of color, it was important for other Latinas to see the type of role model they could be like,” Lozada said.

Tim Wise speaks about race and gender issues By Holly Baranowski

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1995 MSU alumna

Criminal justice freshman Frank Sefton feels Women’s History Month is a good time to show women still struggle in competition with men. “This month can help people realize that women still have struggle in having the same rights as men,” Sefton said. “The fact that women still get paid less it’s not right. It needs to be equal.” Although Sefton is not involved with any of the women’s organizations on campus, he feels they can have a little more presence on campus. “The ones that exist maybe need to be more active and more outspoken because it would seem that they would be doing more on campus,” Sefton said. Sefton also said MSU is doing a good job by not restricting women in anything on campus. “MSU doesn’t prevent women from doing things that men do,” Sefton said. “At the university, there is a level playing field for men and women because it is more based on merit rather than gender.”

Making moves: A history of female firsts at MSU 1870

Women first admitted to MSU

1907

First female black graduate

1962

Women’s intramural sports recognized

1973

Women’s Studies available to all undergraduates

1972

MSU ranked first in the nation in the number of women enrolled on a single campus

1978

MSU Gender, Development, and Globalization program established

1992

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Author Tim Wise gives his speech titled “What do White guys know about race and gender?” Wednesday at Kellogg Center Auditorium.

campuses experience today. “I think that there are challenges I face as a black woman,” said doctoral student Tuesda Roberts at the event. “There always (is) a chance while at a predominately white institution … When

I choose to and I need to speak up in regards to issues of racism and sexism and the intersections of those two, then I do face the possibility of being dismissed of having a particular agenda or being biased.”

Women’s Resource Center established

1992

First Big Ten female athletic director

2005

Lou Anna K. Simon is MSU’s first female president

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Successful Black Women of MSU student organization created

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Center for Gender in Global Context established

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Macklemore impresses big Breslin crowd 7:20 p.m. — Chicago native Rockie Fresh hits the stage. Having never heard

his beats, I wasn’t expecting much from him as an opener. Upon his entrance, what I heard was a tad underwhelming, to say the least. But it was more than just his music. It was his energy, or lack thereof. Typically, an artist comes onto the stage pumped to start the night. But he lurked across the floor like a scared puppy, tail in between his legs, ready to perform and not much else. Although his rhymes weren’t bad, his voice made him sound like a mediocre A$AP Rocky. As his performance went on, I kept mentally asking myself when his energy would kick in, and it never did. He paced

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across the stage as though he was nervous. The crowd reciprocated his lack of enthusiasm, with many hopping off their chairs and losing interest. When Rockie Fresh left the Breslin, half-hearted cheers erupted. His lack of aggression made me contemplate his passion — if you’re not going to go all out in an arena full of people, why perform at all? 8:35 p.m. — As the lights began to dim and the background music gained momentum, the audience went absolutely wild. At that moment, we all knew Macklemore was in the building. He emerged vivacious and

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energetic, decked in a simple army jacket. Amid the screaming fans, he gave several shoutouts to the crowd, which he continued for the remainder of the show. “Whaddup, Michigan State?” he bellowed playfully. Although I did not recognize the first two songs, I couldn’t help but be impressed by his enthusiasm. He leapt across the stage, hopped up on speakers and even swung his microphone stand from side to side several times.

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Crowd members jump around to a song performed by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the concert Tuesday at Breslin Center. It was their third time performing in the Lansing area.

SPORTS

MSU art student anoints Sparty MSU CLUB HOCKEY TAKES 3RD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP statue in form of conceptual art By Omari Sankofa II sankofao@msu.edu

By Simon Schuster schust61@msu.edu THE STATE NEWS ■■

On the afternoon of March 7, Sparty, MSU’s most iconic statue stood at the intersection of Red Cedar and Kalamazoo, just like any other day. Only on this day, the statue was being slathered in a golden coat of olive oil. In a work of conceptual performance art by graduate student Jefferson Kielwagen, Sparty was anointed with olive oil in an artistic appropriation of the ancient practice. Hailing from Brazil, Kielwagen is pursuing a master’s degree in fine arts from MSU. He said as he anointed the statue, commuters honked and pedestrians stared. “I call myself a conceptual artist,” Kielwagen said. “Sculpture and performance, they usually go well together. By anointing an ordinary object, I make it extraordinary. I make it holy. It becomes my art piece.” Katie Diller, campus minister at St. John Church and Student Center, noted the significance anointment can have in religious contexts, particularly Catholicism. “Anointing really can mean two things,” Diller said. “One is

“By anointing an ordinary abject, I make it extraordinary. I make it holy. It becomes my art piece.” Jefferson Kielwagen, MSU graduate student

signifying a person as a leader or king. The second thing is as a mechanism of healing. In the Christian tradition, we wouldn’t use our blessed or consecrated oils for an object or something related to sport.” Kielwagen is quick to point out that MSU’s men’s basketball team went on to defeat the Wisconsin Badgers later that evening, snapping a three-game losing streak. “I waited until the next day to see the outcome of the game before I published the video,” he said, referring to a YouTube video documenting the anointment. “If the Spartans won, I could claim that it was due to my blessing.” Kielwagen began anointing objects last month, beginning with a street lamp outside of the Kresge Art Center. “I learned that (anointment) was a very ancient practice, very widespread, in contexts that are not religious at all. There are also

cosmetic, medical, sexual and religious (contexts),” Kielwagen said. “The meaning of this simple act changes dramatically from context to context.” Kielwagen didn’t ask permission to perform his conceptual piece because he felt it wouldn’t have been given. Even so, he believes his acts are the opposite of vandalism, because of the protective qualities olive oil can have on bronze. However, Karen Zelt, communication manager for Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, formerly known as the Physical Plant, said the department prefers students work with them when interacting with Sparty in the future in order to prevent undue harm to the statue.

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For MSU Men’s Club Hockey team captain and forward Anthony Casali, beating Grand Valley State University to win the ACHA Men’s Division 2 National Championship was payback. “It’s a storybook ending for me,” the finance senior said. “It couldn’t have been any better. We got the team that beat us (in the finals) two years ago. All my family was there. It was pretty surreal. I don’t think it’s set in yet, to be honest with you.” Casali took home MVP honors as MSU got revenge on Grand Valley, 6-3, to become the national champions for the first time since 2007. Casali was an integral part of the run that crowned them champions of the 181-team division,

head coach Jim Martin said. “He’s our team captain this year and really leads by example,” Martin said. “Every time he hits the ice he plays with this great intensity, and he motivates the guys through how he personally does on the ice.” The team captain scored nine points in four national tournament games. Casali said his leadership was necessary in order to lead a freshman-heavy team. “I realized that there’s an importance of the fine line between leading by words and leading by example,” he said. “In a situation like this, leading by example is extremely effective, especially for the younger kids looking up to the upperclassmen.” Martin said it was great to see a wealth of freshman contribute to the title run. “They were really excited,” Martin said. “It’s their first year with the team, and it’s amaz-

ing that so many freshman contributed with our goals and just playing their hearts out in the tournament.” Forward Alec Arthur said it’s special to be able to end his college hockey career with a national championship. “We were in the 3rd period with a 5-0 lead,” the accounting senior said. “We knew if we took care of business, we were going to win the game.” It was the 3rd championship win of Martin’s head coaching career. He said seeing the seniors who lost in 2011 bounce back this year is a great accomplishment. “It’s a game they played their whole life, in elementary school, middle school, high school,” he said. “To win in a championship really means a lot.” This is the third club national championship title for MSU this year, as the men’s and women’s club soccer teams both won in their respective athletic fields.


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NCAA TOURNAMENT

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Breaking down the Midwest Region EX-SPARTANS TO MEET IN NCAA TOURNAMENT

By Josh Mansour mansou13@msu.edu THE STATE NEWS ■■

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — One of the biggest lessons Tom Izzo said he’s learned from his first NCAA Tournament is to prepare not just for his first opponent, but instead for the entire weekend. With the MSU men’s basketball coach’s words of wisdom in mind, here are some of the challenges standing in the way of a Sweet 16 berth for the No. 3 seed MSU men’s basketball team (25-8), beginning with No. 14 seed Valparaiso (26-7) on Thursday (12:15 p.m., CBS) in the Spartans’ tournament opener.

No. 14 seed Valparaiso Crusader (26-7 overall, 13-3 Horizon League)

Hometown: Valparaiso, Ind. Head coach: Bryce Drew (48-19 in two seasons at Valparaiso) Top player: Ryan Broekhoff. The 6-foot-7 forward leads Valparaiso in scoring, rebounding, 3-point shooting, blocks and minutes played. Averaging 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, he

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GAVIN SCHILLING COMMITS TO MSU MEN’S BASKETBALL AUBURN HILLS , Mich. — It was all smiles for Tom Izzo and the MSU men’s basketball team as they arrived at the Palace of Auburn Hills in preparation for their opening NCAA Tournament game today, and while their focus was on the task at hand, a bit of good news about the future made its way down the pike later in the day. After losing star recruit Jabari Parker of Simeon Career Academy, in Chicago, to Duke in December, the

plays more like a guard than a forward and with unlimited range on his outside shot, will be a tough matchup to defend. Summary: Valparaiso uses a smaller, guard-oriented offense, aimed at spacing the floor and creating opportunities to capitalize with the 3-point shot. Their ability to score from all areas of the floor combined with their veteran experience from an allsenior starting lineup, is what Izzo called their biggest threat.

No. 6 seed Memphis Tigers (30-4 overall, 16-0 Conference USA)

Hometown: Memphis, Tenn. Head coach: Josh Pastner (10533 in four seasons at Memphis) Top player: Joe Jackson. The 6-foot-1 guard not only leads the Tigers in scoring, but also in assists, steals and 3-point shooting, while shooting an efficient 52.7 percent from the floor. Jackson has exceptional quickness and is particularly tough to defend. Summary: Quickness and athleticism define the Tigers’ attack, as Memphis looks to push the ball as frequently as possible. Yet what

Spartans’ learned via social media that there will be at least one member of the 2013 recruiting class. Gavin Schilling, a 6-foot9, 205-pound forward from Findlay Prep, in Henderson, Nev., announced his decision to attend MSU on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. “I proudly announce that I will be playing my college basketball at Michigan State University!,” Schilling said in a tweet. “Much love to all who supported me! #GoGreen.” Schilling, who is rated as a three-star recruit by a number of recruiting websites, including rivals. com, also had scholarship offers from UCLA, Minnesota, Villanova and Illinois, among others.

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makes them most difficult to defend is their balance throughout the roster. Jackson is one of seven Tigers to average more than 7.5 points per game.

No. 11 seed St. Mary’s Gaels (28-6 overall, 14-2 West Coast Conference)

Hometown: Moraga, Calif. Head coach: Randy Bennett (263-124 in 12 seasons at St. Mary’s) Top player: Matthew Dellavedova. Dellavedova is the leader of a potent St. Mary’s offense, leading the team in scoring, assists and steals as the Gaels’ senior floor general. One of the brightest players in the tournament, Dellavedova makes plays for himself and his teammates while making other teams pay for being underprepared. Summary: St. Mary’s follows the lead of their senior captain in almost every way. They’re smart, tough, efficient and unselfish. The Gaels have an explosive offense, with five players shooting at least 35 percent from beyond the arc.

Schilling becomes the first member of the 2013 recruiting class and it might remain that way. With center Derrick Nix as the team’s sole graduating senior, it’s not necessarily critical for the Spartans to find another recruit. In addition to freshmen Gary Harris, Denzel Valentine and Matt Costello, the Spartans also have forward Kenny Kaminski, who is redshirting this season, as part of their future. Sophomore guard/ forward Branden Dawson has announced he will be returning for his junior season, but Harris and junior center Adreian Payne have yet to say whether they will enter June’s NBA Draft. JOSH MANSOUR

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Korie Lucious still remembers the feeling. With the clock winding down under seven seconds in the 2010 NCAA Tournament against Maryland, Draymond Sherman Green pushed the ball up the floor before pausing beyond the 3-point line. Green pivoted and sent a pass to Lucious, nearly grazing Delvon Roe, but finding Lucious, who fired up a three. It was pure euphoria as the shot fell, and the Spartans piled on top of one another in triumph. “I get the ball and I look up and see there’s a second and a half left and time to give a ball fake,” Lucious said. “They went for it and then I got it up. It felt good when it left my hand.” It was the lasting positive memory of his time at MSU. Shortly thereafter, the Spartans fell to Butler and within a year, Lucious was dismissed from the team for a “violation of team rules.” MSU head coach Tom Izzo recently declined to comment on the specifics of the release. After transferring to Iowa State and sitting out a year per NCAA rules, Lucious is getting another crack at an NCAA Tournament run with the No. 10-seeded Cyclones against former teammate Garrick Sherman and No. 7 seed Notre Dame. The two teams

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Then-junior guard Korie Lucious gains possession of the ball during the Spartans’ game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Jan. 18, 2011, at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill.

are in the West Region and will tip off Friday in Dayton, Ohio. Sherman became the fourth Spartan to leave the program in a span of one year — joining Lucious, guard Chris Allen and center Tom Herzog — when he announced his transfer in April 2011. Sherman left the team looking for a “fresh start,” believed to be tied to his playing time. This season, Lucious is averaging 9.9 points and 5.7 assists per game, starting for the Cyclones and leading the team to a 22-11 record while Sherman is averaged 7.1 points and 3.4 rebounds off the bench for the Fighting Irish. In an interview two weeks ago, Lucious said he’s happy his game’s progression, which he attributed to a different style of offense. “I felt like I always had to look over my shoulder to see if I was playing the right way Coach Izzo wanted me to play but now, even though I’m with the starters, being a starter and having the ball in my hands has made a big difference,” he said. “But at the same time, I feel like at Michigan State, I should have been able to do the same thing.” Neither player has made contact with Izzo since their respec-

tive departure with Sherman adding he “didn’t expect to hear from him again.” Sherman’s average minutes are up from 12.1 in his final season at MSU to 15.7 in his first year with Notre Dame. But based on where he’s at with another year of eligibility, Sherman said he’s content with his impact. “I’m happy where I’m at and I’m glad to be contributing,” Sherman said. “I just want to continue to do whatever I can to get on the court.” Chasing tournament glory and a chance to go pro, this year represents a fresh start for Lucious. Looking back on where he came from, Lucious said he understands his mistakes of the past, but is focused on moving forward and being successful with the Cyclones. “Everything happens for a reason; I’m a firm believer in that,” he said. “It gave me the opportunity to come here and play for a coach like (Fred) Hoiberg who will give me an opportunity to have the ball and make plays for myself and my teammates. If I could go back and do it again, I probably would, but it happened for a reason so I have no regrets.”


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their injuries, and when he decided to come back, it made the leadership on this year’s THE STATE NEWS team much better. When Fonoti transferred to Fou Fonoti and Travis Jackson are looking forward to MSU from Cerritos College in getting back on the field with Norwalk, Calif., two years ago, he only planned on playing their brothers. Both offensive linemen were two seasons in Spartan green injured early in the season and white. “I think one thing I struggled last year and were forced to watch from the sidelines as the with was just being away from Spartans stumbled to a 7-6 home for awhile,� the Lakewood, Calif., native said. fi nish. “When I decided to come “I know it’s my last opportuback for another year, it was nity for these guys, so just do it kind of tough for me for them and sacrifice to tell my famiit all, and continHOMESICK ly and tell my ue to see what I girlfriend need to prog“I think one thing I that. It ress on, and struggled with was just being took some i f G o d ’s away from home for awhile. time for willing, When I decided to come back them to just get for another year, it was kind of accept out there tough for me to tell my family it , b ut and and tell my girlfriend that. It I k new showcase took some time for them to this was it,� Fonoti accept it, but I knew this was the right said. the right decision.� decision.� After He lef t playing 136 SENIOR LINEMAN his mom, snaps the fi rst FOU FONOTI br ot he r s a nd t wo games of sisters, grandparthe season, Fonoents and t heir more ti injured his foot before the third game of the season than 30 grandchildren to play football at a place he now against Notre Dame. Jackson left the Ohio State calls his “home away from game after injuring his knee home.� Even while injured, head and breaking his leg. He said the training staff coach Mark Dantonio and the and coaches played the biggest coaching staff allowed Fonoti to keep his role with the team role during his recovery. “The injury was tough, and and continue to build his relait’s tough not being out there tionships as a leader. “It was truly humbling,� with the guys,� Jackson said. “Our training staff is so awe- Fonoti said. “A lot of times when a guy some. Now, I’m out here in spring. Being out here with gets injured, it’s kind of next the guys, it’s just an honor to guy steps up, and you kind of put the green and white back feel like you’re forgotten. For on and be out here with the (Dantonio) to still include me in team stuff was truly humteammates.� He said he and Fonoti used bling for me, and I was grateeach other to help get through ful for the experience.�

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