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“I’m actually running the full (marathon) this weekend. I feel relatively safe because it’s just Champaign, and not a huge city like Boston. But at the same time I will feel safer with higher security. Other than that, my goal is just to finish without a bomb going off.” EMILY SCHIRO, junior in LAS
“Our biggest concern is always that the fact that, by necessity, the marathon route crosses a couple of the major streets in town," said Rick Atterberry, public information officer for the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency. "The important thing is to pay attention to both the uniformed police officers at the major intersections and the volunteers at some of the lesser intersections.”
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lems,” Acree said. “Since this thing happened in Boston, I think we would not be prudent if we didn’t do what we needed to do as far as trying to have more of a police presence — trying to do things a little bit different to make things safer.” The agencies reviewed the safety procedures and decided on a few changes last Wednesday. More personnel and resources will be working at the marathon this year, according to a press release. Rick Atterberry, public information officer for the
lthough police do not expect any safety threats at Saturday’s Illinois Marathon, public safety agencies are addressing security concerns for the event in light of the bombing that took place last Monday at the Boston Marathon. Capt. Roy Acree, University of Illinois Police Department, said the departments have not had safety problems in the past, but the officers would not be doing their jobs if they didn’t factor the incident in Boston into their procedures. “We’ve never really had any issues with people causing prob-
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“I think it will be fine, honestly. We shouldn’t worry about it too much. I mean, if that’s in Boston then we shouldn’t be expecting that at every marathon. It’s a university so I think we’re pretty safe.”
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“I feel safe. What happened with the Boston bombings was a very sad event, though I believe it was isolated. I don’t imagine anything happening here on campus. Of course we should take precautions, but I don’t think it will bring down the overall spirit of the Illinois Marathon.” JACQUIE JANNEY, senior in ACES
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event Monday night where participants packaged about 15,000 meals to be sent to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank in honor of the victims. Ellie Brick, sophomore in LAS, said this event is a way to show how much the group cares about the nation. “We think the most important platform (is) for people to come together for service,” Brick said. “Most people believe in service and believe in helping others.” Brick said leaders of the group agreed that something needed to be done rather than just watching the incident develop.
For those participating in or watching the 117th annual Boston Marathon on April 15, including 13 University affiliates who ran in the marathon, the traditional scene of sweaty triumph and cheers was transformed into one of terror and screams after the two bombs exploded at the finish line, killing three and injuring over 180 people. Martin Gruebele, professor of chemistry, participated in the Boston Marathon for the first time last Monday and said he was fortunate enough to cross the finish line about an hour before the explosions. Gruebele said while trying to board a train at the Hynes Convention Center, a subway station located about two blocks from finish line, he heard explosions that were first thought to be a main gas pipeline burst. Security evacuations were then put into effect, which led to Gruebele taking another train. While riding the train, Gruebele said he met a female runner who had blood dripping down her legs. The runner told Gruebele that the blast from the explosions caused a collision between she and another runner while crossing the finish line. “That was my first inkling that this was not a gas main explosion,” Gruebele said in an email. University alumnus Shannon Kraus never got to cross the finish line. He said he was roughly 0.34 miles away from finishing before he was forced to stop the race without any explanation at the time. After learning about the explosions, Kraus said he was grateful for having a slower than normal time. “I was ultimately thankful a knotted calf had me on pace to my slowest marathon ever and kept me from harm’s way,” Kraus said.
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“Honestly, despite the situation, I try to make sure that I don’t feel threatened regardless because that tends to stop a lot of stuff from happening ... it was terrible, I don’t feel that it affected this area or me personally.” ANTHONY B. SULLERS JR, senior in AHS
Marathon affects MTD bus routes Friday, Saturday ZACH DALZELL THE DAILY ILLINI DAILY ILLINI STAFF REPORT
The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races will affect the Champaign-Urbana MTD bus routes Friday and Saturday. Reroutes will begin Friday around 6 p.m. and Saturday at the beginning of the service day, according to a press release from MTD. Friday’s reroutes are predicted to last a few hours, and it’s uncertain when routes will return to normal Saturday. MTD Marketing Director Jan Kijowski advises riders to create a MyRide account in order to receive texts or emails about specific route delays. Friday’s service changes will affect several routes and all routes will be affected Saturday. Specific information on which routes will be affected will be posted on MTD’s website in the next couple of days, Kijowski said.
Jasmine Jones (left), senior in LAS, takes part in the vigil in memory of the victims of the Boston bomb attacks. The vigil was held in front of the Alma Mater on Monday.
Community members reach out to victims of bombing BY CARINA LEE STAFF WRITER
Hannah Bartman feels for the families of those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Bartman, freshman in DGS, ordered boxes of shoelaces last week, symbolizing the Boston Athletic Association — blue laces reading “Pray for Boston” in yellow font. She will be selling them on the Quad next week and will be sending all the proceeds to the American Red Cross and the Boston Athletic Association. Bartman herself is a runner and said she personally wants to commemorate the victims in a different way. “The marathon is kind of
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SECURITY FROM PAGE 1A Champaign County Emergency Management Agency, said the number of people working on the marathon is based on by the individual departments’ stations and responsibilities for the event. The biggest change this year will be to the bag drop procedure, Atterberry said. This year, runners will be required to use official Illinois Marathon bags supplied to them at registration. In the past, the bags have been issued to participants as an option. “That was just a little bit (of) extra caution about how the bags are handled,” Atterberry said. Participants who put cell phones in their bags will also be asked to turn the device off. “That goes back to the abundance of caution about the fact that in some attacks in the past, cell phones have been incorpo-
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rated in one way or another in the way those attacks are carried out,” Atterberry said. Officials will more strictly enforce security in Memorial Stadium, where the race ends. Fans observing the end of the race are not allowed to step onto the field and must remain in the stands. “Fans have found a way around that in the past,” Atterberry said. “They’re going to be a little bit additionally vigilant about that this year.” Even though public safety agencies are taking more caution this year, they do not expect to have any security problems. In past marathons, the two issues public safety have managed are medical and traffic. The changes made for this year’s Illinois Marathon will not necessarily be permanent. Public safety officials will reevaluate the marathon’s safety procedures each year.
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FIRST-HAND FROM PAGE 1A “It is now my lucky calf.” After being told to wait for buses that would take the runners to retrieve belongings across the finish line, Kraus said a mysterious package in the bus area caused another evacuation. “What normally would be a packed area with proud runners receiving their medals and collecting their checked bags looked like a semideserted war zone with police, bomb-sniffing dogs and now a few runners trickling in to a newly secured crime scene,” Kraus said. Kraus said that not completing the race wasn’t originally a major concern of his, but it soon began to bother him because terrorism is what prevented him and other runners from finishing the race. “I think I am not alone in believing most runners would
re-race Boston tomorrow if we could, simply to send a message that America won’t be stopped or intimidated,” Kraus said. Graduate student Cynthia Ginsberg, who also ran in the marathon, said solidarity in Boston was important at the time of the crisis. “I have talked to a number of other runners about this, and even those who normally shy away from large races like Boston are saying that they would like to run it next year as a demonstration of solidarity,” Ginsberg said in an email. Crossing the finish line with a time of 3 hours, 30 minutes, 41 seconds, Ginsberg said she was fortunate enough to finish about 40 minutes prior to the explosions. Ginsberg was informed of the bombing after receiving a concerned text from a friend. Upon arriving back to her hotel, Ginsberg said everyone was glued to televisions in the
lobby, watching the news. Later that evening, Ginsberg said she went to a sports bar with her mother, but she said the scene was not the usual celebration with a huge street party. Instead, the city seemed “eerily somber,” she said. “All 10 TVs were turned to different news stations,” Ginsberg said. “The place was packed, and everyone was staring silently at the television.” Because of the bombings and their effect on the community, Gruebele said the event is likely to change permanently in years to come. “I’m sure (Boston Marathon officials will) have metal detectors, restricted access, massive police turnout, frisking of bags and what have you at the marathon next year,” Gruebele said. “It will never be the same again.”
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COMMUNITY FROM PAGE 1A “How can we help? That’s the most important thing. How can we give our emotions in support of people who are experiencing this tragedy? So that’s what we are doing,” she said. After two hours of the service event, a vigil was held in front of the Alma Mater. A representative from the Registered Student Organiztion Chinese Students and Scholars Association came to the event to commemorate the Chinese victim of the incident, Lu Lingzi, who was a graduate student at Boston University. Vivian Zhen, CSSA representative and junior in FAA, said the news is heartbreaking. “We feel a personal connection because we are all Chinese students who are studying in the U.S. and (are) so away from our parents,” Zhen said. “When this kind of tragedy happens, our parents can’t be (by) our sides.” Participants of the vigil lit candles and stood in silence. Zhen gave a speech about Lingzi, saying she was brave and strong for coming to the U.S. to study and wishing her peace.
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Vision for future of campus discussed at town hall meeting Chancellor Wise, Provost Adesida plan to hire new faculty, focus on research; audience addresses financial aid concerns BY JOHNATHAN HETTINGER STAFF WRITER
Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida discussed their vision for the campus at a town hall meeting Monday in an overflowing auditorium at the Beckman Institute. In her two years in office, Wise said she has worked with the campus community to develop a shared vision for the future of campus. Wise expressed her view that “higher education is at a crossroads” and discussed the implementation of a plan to keep the University ahead of others
going into the future, stressing the need to make decisions quickly in order to stay ahead of the curve. While Wise expressed her vision for the campus, Adesida outlined specific strategic plans based on that vision. The plans included hiring 500 new faculty in the next five to seven years and increasing funding for Humanities Arts and the Social Sciences by 50 percent, beginning in the fall. He also discussed the implementation of a new campus-wide office to assist in grant writing, as well as increased cross-disciplinary communication, without too
much centralization. “Clearly, it’s just a beginning and sampling of what will come out of campus planning actions,” Adesida said. The audience was comprised largely of faculty and staff with a few students. Those in attendance were able to ask questions, which ranged from improving communications to help make students aware of what is going on in the campus community to the quality of teaching on campus and the welcome process for international students. One main area of concern
addressed by students and faculty was the ability to provide financial aid to students considering attending the University. Wise said they recognize that limited resources are a problem. While the University addressed more need than ever before last year, the unmet need pot rose to an unprecedented $72 million, Wise said. Although Wise repeatedly said the administration needs to move quickly in order to be successful, she didn’t present a timeline for action. “They have a lot of big plans for the future, and I’m really interest-
ed to see how that plays out in my experience because I’m a sophomore, so I only have two more years left,” said Ashley Peterson, sophomore in Engineering. “They said they’re moving quickly, but I want to know how quickly and how fast these initiatives will come up before I graduate.” Instead, Wise discussed her view on the overall future of higher education in the United States, and her future vision for the University. “In 20 to 50 years, there will be fewer great research universities than there are today,” Wise said. “I believe that the ones that will sur-
vive and thrive are the ones that embrace and manage change. They are the ones where excellence is both broad and deep. They are the ones that will be relevant to society, that will add value to the people who are paying for that education. They will be the ones that contribute to the quality of life of the citizens around them, and they will be the ones that perceive the sense of urgency, that are agile enough to embrace change and not be managed by the changes.”
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Members elected at 1st U-C Senate meeting BY JOHNATHAN HETTINGER STAFF WRITER
At the fi rst meeting of the 2013 -14 Urbana-Champaign Senate, members elected three new University Senates Conference representatives and four new members to the Senate Executive Committee. The senate elected Prasanta Kalita, Gay Miller and William Maher to serve on the conference through 2016. The three will join seven other members of the conference. Matthew Wheeler was selected to be the conference’s delegate to the Senate Executive Committee. The senate also selected three committee chairs to serve on the Senate Executive Committee: Harry Hilton, of the Equal Opportunity and Inclu-
sion Committee; Pat Gill, of the Student Discipline Committee; and Michel Bellini, of Public Engagement and Institutional Advancement. Since it was the fi rst meeting of the new senate, senators received a lesson on parliamentary procedure from senate parliamentarian Ken Andersen. Chancellor Phyllis Wise also explained the senate’s importance to campus, calling the body “absolutely essential to shared governance.” The senate was also informed that Roy Campbell was elected to serve as SEC chair for the next academic year, while Kim Graber was elected vice chair.
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Immigration advocates gather outside the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Senate Hart Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, as they wait to attend a hearing on comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
New immigration bill in question after Boston Supporters criticize senators for delaying legislastion after marathon tragedy BY ERICA WERNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Democratic supporters of a new immigration bill accused opponents Monday of trying to “exploit” the Boston Marathon bombings to hold up the legislation, sparking a testy exchange at a Senate hearing. “I never said that! I never said that!” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, interjected as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a lead author of the bill, criticized “those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in Boston, as a, I would say, excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it.” Schumer said he wasn’t talking about Grassley, who said last week that the bombings, allegedly carried out by two immigrant brothers, raised question about gaps in the U.S. immigration system that should be examined in context of the new bill. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., banged his gavel to settle the proceedings. The exchange came as the Judiciary Committee opened its second hearing on sweeping legislation to strengthen border security, allow tens of thousands of new high- and low-skilled workers into the country, require all employers to check their workers’ legal status, and provide an eventual path to citizenship for some 11 million immigrants now here illegally. The obstacles to the legislation, released last week by a group of four Republican and four Democratic senators, were on stark display Monday. Polls show majority public backing for comprehensive legislation including a path to citizenship, and many Republicans also support such an approach. But in some corners, opposition
has not wavered. That became clear as GOP senators took turns offering critiques. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called a path to citizenship “divisive,” and said that “any bill that insists upon that jeopardizes the likelihood of passing any immigration reform bill.” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., contended that the new bill would drive down wages and eliminate jobs for American workers. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the border security piece of the bill “falls well short of the sponsors’ aspiration to protect the borders and maintain U.S. sovereignty.” And Grassley said new requirements mandating employers to verify employees’ legal status are ineffective. Republicans weren’t the only ones to find the legislation wanting. Several Democrats expressed concerns over the exclusion of provisions to recognize gay marriages for immigration purposes. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., promised to fight to get such a measure included — something Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has said could sink the bill. Rows of spectators looked on wearing white T-shirts reading “Keep Families Together” as senators heard Monday from business and labor leaders, immigration advocates and opponents of reform, and others. But as happened at the first hearing on the bill, on Friday, the Boston Marathon bombings colored the proceedings. The attacks were allegedly carried out by two ethnic Chechen immigrant brothers who both arrived legally in the U.S. about a decade ago and sought asylum.
One was a legal permanent resident and the other a naturalized U.S. citizen. On Monday, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joined Grassley and others who’ve suggested that the bombings showed the need to examine national security and the U.S. immigration system. “We should not proceed until we understand the specific failures of our immigration system,” Paul wrote in a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Paul said that national security protections must be part of any immigration legislation to ensure the federal government does everything it can to keep immigrants “with malicious intent” from using the immigration system to enter the country to commit acts of terror. Some Democrats suggest that the true motive behind at least some voicing such concerns is to oppose immigration legislation. Leahy used part of his opening statement Monday to assert that opponents of immigration reform had begun “to exploit the Boston Marathon bombing.” “Let no one be so cruel as to try to use the heinous acts of these two young men last week to derail the dreams and futures of millions of hardworking people,” Leahy said. He said the bill would strengthen national security by focusing on border security and enforcement. Grassley bridled at Leahy’s comments, saying that when Leahy proposed gun legislation, “I didn’t accuse you of using the Newtown killings as an excuse.” “I think we’re taking advantage of an opportunity where once in 25 years we deal with immigration to make sure that every base
is covered,” Grassley said. And Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., an author of the immigration bill who has strong ties to conservatives, disputed Leahy’s comments. “I disagree with those who say that the terrorist attack in Boston has no bearing on the immigration debate. Any immigration reform we pursue should make our country safer and more secure,” Rubio said. “If there are flaws in our immigration system that were exposed by the attack in Boston, any immigration reform passed by Congress this year should address those flaws.” At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney was asked about the issue and said the administration believes that “one of the reasons we need comprehensive immigration reform is because it will enhance, when implemented, our national security.” Schumer noted that one of the Boston suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a firefight with police, apparently was able to travel to Russia in 2011 without the trip being detected by the FBI because his name was misspelled by an airline. The immigration bill would have prevented that because it requires passports to be swiped when people leave the country, Schumer said. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, also weighed in Monday, telling an interviewer on Fox News’ “American Newsroom”, “I’m in the camp of, if we fix our immigration system, it may actually help us understand who all is here, why they’re here, and what legal status they have.”
Associated Press writers Jim Kuhnhenn and Alicia A. Caldwell contributed to this report.
HARUNA UMAR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this image shot with a mobile phone, a young girl stands amid the burned ruins of Baga, Nigeria, on Sunday. Fighting between Nigeria’s military and Islamic extremists killed at least 187 people in a fishing community in the nation’s far northeast, officials said Sunday.
At least 187 dead after violent conflict in Nigeria Islamic extremists, Nigerian soldiers leave city of Baga in ruins BY JON GAMBRELL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LAGOS, Nigeria — Fighting between soldiers and Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria killed at least 187 people, the worst single incident of violence in the region since an insurgency there began three years ago, an aid agency said Monday. Nigeria’s military blocked access for relief officials to enter the town of Baga, which sits along the shores of Lake Chad in the nation’s far northeast, said Nwakpa O. Nwakpa, a Red Cross spokesman. Another 77 people are receiving medical care there in the ruins of a town where some 300 homes burned down, he said. Local residents blamed angry soldiers for burning down neighborhoods where they knew civilians were hiding. “Our volunteers are on stand-
by,” Nwakpa said. “We are yet to be provided clearance.” The fighting in Baga began Friday and lasted for hours, sending people fleeing into the arid scrublands surrounding the community. By the time Borno state officials could reach the city Sunday, a local government official said at least 185 people were killed, something not disputed by a brigadier general who attended the visit. Officials could not offer a breakdown of civilian casualties versus those of soldiers and extremist fighters. Many of the bodies had been burned beyond recognition in fi res that razed whole sections of the town, residents said. Those killed were buried as soon as possible, following local Muslim tradition. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed shock and sadness at the high civilian casualty toll and large number of homes destroyed and called on extremist groups to cease their attacks, U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said.
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Remember those who died, those who helped at Boston
ollowing the tragedies that unfolded in Boston last week, the public wants to find out everything they can about the suspects — their religious affiliations, motives and backgrounds — in order to explain the atrocious crimes. It’s human nature to want to know how anybody could do something so terrible to innocent people. As the manhunt for one of the two suspects persisted, the public took to Facebook and Twitter to share their thoughts. People wanted to know more about the suspects’ personal lives, their childhoods, what angered them so much and even about the wife of the second suspect that was killed. They wanted to know anything that would bring about closure — and rightfully so. However, this shouldn’t be the public’s main focus. It’s up to the investigators to find out why these crimes were committed. The suspect’s trial, his motives and his behaviors aren’t what the public needs to know. What it needs to know about is the four who died, and the countless who have helped since. Instead of spending time wondering who the suspects were, we should shift our focus toward those who can be overshadowed by our curiosity with the perpetrators — those who lost their lives. Those who were injured. Those who, instead of running in a different direction, ran toward danger to help the injured. Those who stayed inside during the manhunt to make it easier for law enforcement to find the surviving suspect who was on the loose Friday. Instead of continuing to focus on the perpetrators with anger and curiosity, let’s remember the people of Boston. Let’s immortalize the good rather than perpetuate the evil. Let’s preserve the memory of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was watching the marathon with his family and cheering on family friends. Let’s remember 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, who was at the finish line cheering on a friend. Let’s think of Lu Lingzi, a 23-yearold Boston University graduate student who was with her friends watching the marathon. Let’s not forget Sean Collier, a 26-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer who was on patrol three days after the marathon. We need to say thank you to the heroes that went out of their way to help those who were injured in the bombing, both first responders and even those who were just spectators. One story that has emerged is that of Carlos Arredondo: Instead of running in the other direction, he ran back into the area that had been bombed and helped to rescue a man who lost his legs in the explosion. He’s just one of many people who pushed their own safety aside to save the lives of countless others. We should praise those in Boston who went on voluntary lockdown so that law enforcement could focus all of its attention on the manhunt. And then there’s David Henneberry, a Watertown resident who spotted the surviving suspect in a boat in his backyard. Instead of yelling and trying to be a hero, he tipped off police, which eventually led to the capture of the suspect. There are the officers, FBI agents, SWAT teams and countless others who worked to find the suspect before he could harm another innocent person. Rather than wasting our thoughts on the perpetrators, we should remember the names and faces of those who deserve to have our attention.
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TOMMY HEISER Opinions columnist
As President Obama said in .2009: “Simple exchanges can break down walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed. We are reminded that we’re joined together by our pursuit of a life that’s productive and purposeful, and when that happens mistrust begins to fade and our smaller differences no longer overshadow the things that we share. And that’s where progress begins.” Adapting to the increasingly globalized world is essential, and there is no better time to start gaining the necessary skills than now.
a world that seems torn between political and economic issues, modern environmental issues like global warming, fracking and sustainable energy are put on hold. Arising conflicts in the U.S. and across the Atlantic contribute to a lack of attention toward causes that may seem to have little impact on us now but could be devastating in the future. However, we should not let other important issues get lost in the turmoil – the little things still matter, like saving animals and, consequently, money. In conjunction with Earth Day, or rather Earth Week, the environment should not be overlooked because of its crucial role in society. The issue of climate change in particular is at the forefront of many environmentalists’ agendas. As we have seen most recently with the floods in Argentina, which caused over $5 billion in damages and left 59 dead, and Hurricane Sandy last October, which caused $71 billion in damages and left over 200 dead, now is the time to adapt to a changing environment. Unfortunately, climate change is not the only environmental issue we humans face. Humans have an unprecedented impact on the environment beyond that of any other living mammal, and that makes our responsibility even more extraordinary. In our pursuit of economic development, we are forgetting our responsibility to Earth. There are preventable environmental issues like roadkill that have taken a backseat. Right now, we are stepping over, or rather running over, those lower on the food chain without consideration of the costs. From a “survival of the fittest” perspective, there is nothing wrong with roadkill. Animals should adapt to our behavior or face extinction. For example, birds in Nebraska have developed shorter wing spans that help them lift off quicker to avoid cars, limiting the chance of becoming roadkill. But other animals have not evolved so quickly. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that a million animals are killed every day by vehicles. Even from an economic perspective, it makes sense to focus on reducing the waste as a result of roadkill. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates there are more than 1.5 million deer-related crashes each year, causing vehicle damages to exceed $1 billion annually. A Federal Highway Administration report in 2008 estimated that the number of accidents with large animals is between one million and two million a year, resulting in over $8 billion in damages annually. Not only are we endangering the lives of wild animals, we are also putting ourselves in unnecessary danger by not preventing roadkill. Most animal-related accidents occur from humans swerving out of the way of an animal but ending up crashing into a pole or something worse. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2009 recorded 173 fatalities and 12,000 injuries due to crashes involving animals. Solutions to roadkill already exist and have been proven successful in Canada and Europe. Wildlife crossings could produce tangible results on all fronts. According to Ted Zoli, a structural engineer and MacArthur Fellow, “We spend $8 billion a year running over wildlife. If we took that cost and quartered it, we could build 200 animal crossings a year, and the problem of roadkill would disappear within a generation.” Another solution that has been proven successful is the use of animal detection systems. In a study led by the Oregon Department of Transportation, it found that the benefits of these systems outweigh the costs and have the potential to be applied on a wide scale. If bridges could indeed reduce roadkill within a generation, then there would be a noticeable reduction in animal-related accidents and could potentially save human and animal lives. Animal detection systems can also contribute to this environmental cause. Because these are scalable and cost-effective solutions, economic and moral obligations to pursue the goal of no roadkill within a generation ensue. When a problem exists with identifiable solutions, it shouldn’t be overlooked for any reason — regardless if it’s politically or environmentally motivated, big or small.
Andrew is a sophomore in Engineering. He can be reached at ajhorto2@ dailyillini.com.
Tommy is a senior in Business. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @tommyheiser.
Introversion is a challenging, rewarding lifestyle SARAH FISCHER Opinions columnist
“I have filled 3 Mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me.” -David Foster Wallace
be different is to be ostracized. It doesn’t matter what your mom says, or that teacher who let you write a longer short story in eighth grade because you just couldn’t figure out what to cut from your cowboy piece. It doesn’t matter what you tell yourself. Making the distinction that different equals special, different equals unique, doesn’t help when forced to sit alone at the lunch table. We had taken a personality test — the kind that assigns introvert/ extrovert, emotional/intellectual — and had been forced to eat with the students who received the same assignment of letters. I sat alone. No one in the eighth grade had the same letters that I did. A handful of my friends sat together; other groups of close friends clustered at the same tables or ones nearby. The other English teacher on the team, the one I didn’t have for literature, came and asked how I was doing. Then he pulled up a chair and ate his own lunch with me. I’ve often wondered whether it was in this moment that I knew I was different, or whether this was the moment that merely solidified it — and exposed it to everyone else. I had always separated myself from my peers. They prided themselves on getting through assignments on Wikipedia and SparkNotes, whereas I was proud
I had never left an assigned book unread. Intelligence and introversion complete the majority of my identity. What I like best about myself is that I am smart, as egotistical or narcissistic as that may sound. I like learning. I like information. I am actively engaged in the pursuit of knowledge, in all fronts and in all fields. I welcome conversations between parties I disagree with. I am open to having my mind changed, should new information convince me that such a change is worthwhile. My introversion helps me in this front, to some extent. Not having a book on my person is rare. I read the national news over breakfast and the local news over lunch. When I am alone, I have time to discover new knowledge. I have time to build a skill set, to enjoy my own company. In her book “Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto,” Anneli Rufus draws a sharp distinction between feeling superior and feeling inferior as an introverted individual. She tells the story of joining a Girl Scout-esque troup, how, to her, “the other girls combined ... barely amounted to a complete person. They needed each other because they were not whole.” Introverts don’t need the constant stimulation of other individuals to be entertained. We don’t get bored alone in our rooms. We don’t need to go out on Friday nights. We don’t need 900 Facebook friends or eight simultaneous texting conversations. Rufus then tells of her inferiority: “... the judges declared me an ideal candidate. Clever but curious, polite, brave in strange places. Then they turned me down. I was not social enough, they said.” And it’s true. I spent a semester in Norwich in the United Kingdom, and adjusting to new people was a
struggle. I had to make a concerted effort to engage my flatmates. Only my classrooms were comfortable. Classrooms worldwide provide a similar environment, a soapbox of sorts to speak and listen on topics in which I am actively engaged. To be introverted is to be engaged in that constant struggle Foster Wallace speaks about. It’s the constant struggle to find yourself and to decide whether you are “wrong” or merely “misunderstood.” Neither option is particularly appealing. A delicate balance between changing yourself so more people understand and retaining yourself barely keeps one sane. To be introverted is not to be lonely. There are lonely aspects, to be sure, as there are in any life. Introversion is a lifestyle. It’s being OK with being alone. It doesn’t mean you don’t want friends. It doesn’t mean you are unfriendly or scary or misanthropic. It doesn’t mean you can’t collaborate or don’t like partnerships. It means people tire you out. Introverts, as Duke Orsino says in “Twelfth Night,” are at their best when least in company. To be introverted in an extroverted world is insanely difficult. The constant pressure to go out, to see people, to contact folks, to be engaged in society, to buy this so you can be like them, to live here so you can fit in, to study this so you can network, suppresses the introverted individual anytime she walks outside. There is enormous pressure to conform, and yet at the same time to do so, if it were even possible, would be to sacrifice that which makes me who I am. That which composes what I like best about myself and how I define myself.
Sarah is a senior in LAS. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understanding global cultures is vital ANDREW HORTON Opinions columnist
fter graduating, today’s students will enter a working world that is much different than that of their parents. Business today is much more internationally focused. Being able to understand the complex interactions between global cultures is vital to success. Today, businesses are becoming more reliant on foreign sales to expand. For instance, aerospace giant Boeing, which used to focus predominantly on the U.S. market, now sells 70 percent of its commercial aircraft abroad. Apple’s international sales now make up 61 percent of its total revenue, compared to 42 percent in 2007. In order to connect with foreign markets, companies are doing all they can to “glocalize,” or cater to the unique culture in each region of the world. For example, Hollywood bends over backward to reach the large Chinese market by allowing the government to edit American films prior to their release. Currently, Quentin Tarantino is fighting to get “Django Unchained” back in theaters after censors pulled the plug on the already-edited version. Additional examples of glocalization can be found in the ways that fast food restaurants tailor their menus for local tastes. McDonald’s, for instance, appeals to the vegetarian market in India by offering an item called the McAloo Tikki potato burger, which is its best seller there. Because companies are constantly outsourcing to cut costs, American workers are increas-
ingly required to collaborate with people from one or more countries. This is seen particularly in the growing information technology industry, where American companies are sending labor intensive programing jobs to countries such as India and the Philippines. In order for American companies to excel in these global interactions, businesses need to bring in new people that are able to think on a global scale. As the former CEO of the CocaCola Company, Douglas N. Daft stated in 2005, “Respecting and understanding the fundamental value of diversity is vital to who we are and the way we do business. Understanding and valuing different cultures has shaped my ability to lead our business, and it’s an absolute imperative for anyone who works at The Coca-Cola Company.” This is why all University of Illinois students should make an effort to develop their global skillset. As Chancellor Phyllis Wise said, “We need to institutionally internalize the idea that diversity is in part for the competitive and economic advantage that it brings to us.” For starters, taking a trip abroad — whether it is to study, to volunteer or just for pleasure — is a tremendous way to become immersed in a foreign culture. The University offers over 400 study abroad opportunities of varying length in 60 countries to fit student needs. In addition, there are a number of international travel opportunities offered by registered student organizations. These opportunities are often made affordable to students via scholarships offered by a number of private donors as well as the University. For those students who don’t have the ability to travel, taking
elective courses in foreign studies is another means of attaining a global perspective. These can include anything from international business to learning a new language. The important thing is that students seek out these opportunities even if they are not required by their academic department. Finally, it can’t be forgotten that the University of Illinois is the most diverse university in the Big Ten. In fact, one in five students on campus is an international student. Simple engagements with these students are more powerful than people often give them credit.
University of Illinois students should make an effort to develop their global skillset.
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DISH OF THE WEEK
HASAN KHALID THE DAILY ILLINI
Farren's Pub and Eatery in Downtown Champaign serves up a burger called The Russel. The burger consists of mushrooms, bacon, bleu cheese sauce and pepperjack cheese and is one of most ordered on the menu.
The Russell burger a big hit at downtown Champaign pub BY ALICE SMELYANSKY STAFF WRITER
Inspired by a man named Russell who used to frequentlyg go to Farren’s Pub and Eatery, The Russell burger has been around for 13 years. With sauteed mushrooms, bacon, a house-made bleu cheese sauce and pepperjack cheese, the burger is served with crunchy tricolor tortilla chips. Restaurant owner Carolyn Farren said the burger is the most popular dish at Farren’s Pub in downtown Champaign. “When I first tried The Russell, it was just one of the juiciest and tastiest burgers I’d had in a long time,” said Lukas Campe, freshman in LAS. “I would definitely go back for another.” The burger came into existence when Russell constantly ordered The Motherlode, a burger with sautéed mushrooms, bleu cheese sauce and Swiss cheese, but requested to add bacon and substitute the Swiss cheese for pepperjack cheese. Farren eventually made Russell’s preferences into a burger on the regular menu. The Russell, along with the rest of the burgers, is custom ground daily by Old Time Meat
and Deli, a shop located on Neil Street in downtown Champaign. The produce comes from Central Illinois Produce and the bleu cheese sauce uses a secret recipe created by Farren. “I’ve actually converted a lot of people that hate bleu cheese,” said Tyler Walker, Farren’s son, when explaining how he has gotten friends to try the dish. “A lot of people might not like bleu cheese, but they’re surprised by how good the sauce is in a burger.” Normally Campe would not willingly eat bleu cheese in any form, but he decided to take a risk with The Russell. Just as Walker said, he admitted he was indeed pleasantly surprised. Farren’s P ub opened in February 2000, when Farren bought Creamy’s Bar and Grill, where she worked as a manager. Though she had been in the restaurant industry for years before buying Creamy’s, Farren’s is her first restaurant. The restaurant has become a local favorite of Champaign native Charlie Kessler. His family and friends would often dine at the restaurant, so he came along to enjoy a night of good company and delicious food, he said.
“I really liked it there. It’s got a good atmosphere and it’s a nice place to go if you want to get good burgers,” said Kessler, sophomore in Media and former Illini Media employee. “It’s a very relaxing restaurant environment overall.” As customers walk down a ramp to enter what appears to be a small basement, they are instantly greeted with a vibrant stoplight hanging from the corner of the ceiling. Farren’s logo is displayed on bright green, yellow and red lights against an urban brick wall. A long bar runs along the back of the restaurant, and tables are scattered across the room. Vivid photographs of nature are featured on maroon-colored walls, creating a decor that is a fusion of casual pub comfort with a metropolitan flair. “We were one of the first businesses when they really started to rejuvenate downtown Champaign,” Walker said. “It’s been really nice watching downtown grow up around us and seeing how it’s changed over the 13 years we’ve been open.”
Many students staying on campus this summer may be looking to explore beyond the bars of Green Street and the cornfields of the Champaign-Urbana area. Here are five “mini-getaways” that three seniors have uncovered during their four years at the University, ranging from a short bike ride away to a fivehour drive.
of spots for a picnic and opportunities to take in all the natural wildlife that the park has to offer. Maybaum has made plenty of day trips to this spot during her time at the University. “Included in the grounds is a river where people can float down on a nice day,” she said. “I usually just walk around, get something to eat at a little café and hang out by the lake.”
1. Homer Lake — 12.1 miles from Champaign
3. Jackson Falls — 213.8 miles from Champaign
Tricia Maybaum , senior in Education, often takes biking trips around the ChampaignUrbana area. After becoming a member of Illini 4000, a Registered Student Organization that hosts a bike ride across the country from New York to San Francisco to raise money for cancer research, Maybaum began riding her bike to Homer Lake in Mahomet, Ill. Homer Lake is only about 12 miles from campus and is a ride that can be completed in a few hours. While the ride to Homer Lake is enjoyable, the site itself also has trails for hiking, and the lake can be used for both boating and fishing in the summer months. Maybaum enjoys biking to Homer Lake for its health and recreational benefits and enjoys socializing during the bike ride with her friends. “It gets you off campus and to a lake where there’s trees,” she said. “Campus can be such a bubble, and (it’s nice) getting away from the college area for just a few hours.”
Mike Smith , senior in LAS, travels down to Jackson Falls in southern Illinois, a threehour car ride from Champaign, for rock climbing and camping with his friends in the University’s Climbing Club. Located in the Shawnee National Forest, Jackson Falls offers a lush forest, streams, caves, cliffs and a couple of waterfalls for visitors to enjoy. “It’s just a beautiful natural area, and it’s great getting out of the concrete jungle of Champaign and get out into the woods,” he said. According to Smith, one of the best parts of traveling to Jackson Falls is the relatively small price tag and the ease of travel compared to many other trips he’s taken. Camping on the grounds is completely free. Smith pays for groceries and gas money, but not much more than that. “It’s totally easy; all you need is a car, gas money and the willingness to sit in the car for a few hours,” he said. “Sometimes I fi nd these trips even cheaper than if I were to stay in Champaign and eat out (and) drink a lot of alcohol.”
2. Kickapoo State Park — 29.3 miles from Champaign Located only about 30 miles from campus in Oakwood, Ill., sits Kickapoo State Park. Visiting this park is a trip that can be completed in one day. Kickapoo holds a number of activities, including boating, camping, canoeing, fi shing, biking, hiking, running and even scuba diving in Inland Sea and Sportsman’s Lake. For visitors looking to relax, there are also plenty
4. Red River Gorge — 326 mles from Champaign For adventurers looking to get outside of the state, Red River Gorge is located five hours out of campustown in eastern Kentucky, and offers many of the same activities that Jackson Falls provides, but on a larger scale. This is another favorite
5. Nashville, TN — 373.9 miles from Champaign
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of Smith’s, who travels there to camp and climb. “It’s a lot hillier, taller, and the sheer size is bigger (than Jackson Falls),” he said. “The trails are steeper, more streams and waterfalls, natural bridges.” In addition to camping and climbing, Red River Gorge also offers cabin lodging, ziplinging and hiking. “Lots of people just stay in Champaign or stay in their dorms, and it’s nice to get outside and try something new with your free time,” Smith said.
Approximately a five-hour car ride from Champaign, Nashville, Tenn., is a town built on country music. Melissa Wright, senior in LAS, spent a summer living in Nashville while interning at Universal Music Nashville and said she enjoyed spending time in “Music City.” “It’s all kinds of music all the time, and the atmosphere is just fun,” she said. “There’s a southern charm about it. It’s very lively.” After experiencing all of what Nashville has to offer, Wright can make a few recommendations for her fellow student visitors. For music, Wright suggests walking and going out on Broadway Avenue, which is the main street in Nashville. “There’s music all hours of the day,” Wright said. “It’s fun just walking down the street and drinking and listening to music.” For entertainment, Wright often visited Yazoo Brewing Company, which is located close to downtown Nashville. She also recommends going to a show at the Grand Ole Opry or Ryman Auditorium, both historic Nashville music venues. When it comes to eating, Wright enjoys The Loveless Cafe and Jack’s Bar-B-Que. “The Loveless Cafe is a pretty iconic restaurant and then Jack’s Barb-B-Que on Broadway is a good, cheap barbecue spot,” she said.
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Delicious, juicy burger Thirteen years ago, Farren’s Pub and Eatery named a burger after one frequent customer and his particular sandwich preferences. Turn to Page 5A to read more about The Russell, the restaurant’s most popular menu item.
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ollywood mavericks are not the only ones receiving a certain award every year. The 2013 Greek Oscars were hosted in the Illini Union Ballroom Monday night, recognizing chapters and individual members who have proven to go above and beyond in their commitment to Greek life. Roughly 350 Greek members at the University attended the Greek Oscars, said Kristen Koniewicz, Panhellenic Council manager of the event, member of Kappa Delta sorority and sophomore in LAS. Koniewicz added that the Oscars is one of the few events during the school year where all Greek councils have the chance to collaborate with each other. “I’ve managed the Greek Oscars with other members from Black Greek Council, Interfraternity Council and the United Greek Council, and it’s been great to work with everyone,” Koniewicz said. “We’re able to have around 90 of the University’s chapters come together for the event.” Greek attendees entered the ballroom and were met by dozens of tables with desserts and drinks prepared. Filtered lights hung over the podium, perched near two large screens to display the winners’ names. Nearly all attendees dressed in a style that Koniewicz described as cocktail attire, unlike previous years. Koniewicz said this year’s Oscars stood out in other ways as well. “We held last year’s event at Foellinger Auditorium with over
800 attendees, and this year we limited it to six members per chapter,” Koniewicz said. “This year hopefully feels more intimate and will offer a better gathering of all of the councils, rather than just putting on a show for them.” Monday night’s winners were certainly proud, like Marivel Vargas, member of Gamma Phi Omega sorority and winner of the Outstanding President Award for her service to the United Greek Council.
“It feels really good to see our hard work over the year pay off. It’s such an achievement to be awarded because we now have something to show for our hard work.” ANNA URBINA, member of Gamma Phi Omega and senior in AHS
“I think I’m in shock,” said Vargas, senior in FAA. “Many organizations that are here are much larger than my own, so I didn’t expect this. All the hard work must have paid off.” Greek participants were treated to several surprises throughout the night. Raffles took place during two breaks, and all members wrote postcards to soldiers to honor their service for America. Monday night also served as
the Greek Oscars fi rst year utilizing video display. Video highlights included special events, such as philanthropy work, that happened throughout the academic year. Numerous chapters took home several awards, and many said they were grateful for the Greek Oscars recognition — Gamma Phi Omega in particular. The sorority took home six awards, the most of any chapter. Awards included Most Improved GPA, Highest Chapter GPA, Outstanding Founder’s Week, Living Your Values and Greek Woman of the Year. Several Gamma Phi Omega sisters struggled to remember all of the awards they won, but they all agreed to cherish moments like those at award ceremonies. “It feels really good to see our hard work over the year pay off,” said Anna Urbina, member of Gamma Phi Omega and senior in AHS. “It’s such an achievement to be awarded for our activities because we now have something to show for our hard work.” Phi Gamma Delta, or Fiji, took home Greek Man of the Year, won by Tyler Sendt, senior in LAS. The chapter also won third place for Outstanding Risk Management. “(When you’re) trying to stay on campus, risk management’s huge,” said Kurt Zellner, president of Fiji and sophomore in LAS. “It’s what protects you to stay on campus and it makes the process of donating easier for grads since they can say, ‘I’m not putting money toward an organization that’s going to get sued and be a liability.’”
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Jessica Lam of Alpha Kappa Delta Jerry Hinds of Alpha Phi Alpha
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Allison Kazaitis of Alpha Xi Delta (right) recieves the Willard Broom Award presented by the Panhellenic Council at the 2013 Greek Oscars in the Illini Ballroom on Monday.
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Parr attempts to tie 25-game hitting streak BY JAMAL COLLIER STAFF WRITER
Nearly every time Illini center fielder Justin Parr came to bat Sunday, the Big Ten Network announcers referred to him as the best hitter in the Big Ten. They talked about him while he was on-deck or due up in the next inning. The entire Illinois dugout seemingly pays closer attention when the 6-foot-2 Parr comes into the left-handed batters box, taking his batting stance with almost no bend in his knees. “It’s almost like you expect him to get a hit,” shortstop Thomas Lindauer said. “This is such a game of failure, but when he goes up there, he’s probably going to get a hit.” All eyes will be on Parr again Tuesday when Illinois (24-12, 6-6 Big Ten) takes on Eastern Illinois University (14-22, 5-12 Ohio Valley)at Peterson Park in Mattoon, Ill. Illinois looks to avenge an 8-4 loss at home to Eastern on April 9, and Parr will attempt to extend his hitting streak to 25 games. A hit Tuesday would tie Parr with senior Ryan Snowden’s Illinois record of 25 games hits in 2007. “It’s cool, it’s a lot of fun,” Parr said. “It’s something that just kind of adds a little bit of extra incentive during the game, but for the most part I’m just trying to do the same thing when I go up to bat: Hit the ball hard, have quality at-bats and do whatever I can to help the team win.” Head coach Dan Hartleb said he sees similarities in both Parr and Snowden’s hitting streaks and joked that he’s glad he didn’t take either out of a game to end the streak himself. Snowden accomplished his hitting streak when he was a senior in 2007, and Parr may break his streak, also as a senior. Snowden started the 2007 season 0-for-7 before he put together his streak, but his season still isn’t much in comparison to what Parr has done. Parr has spent the entire year pummeling opposing pitching with his average at .435 with 67 hits and an on-base percentage of .482. He is at or near the top in the Big Ten in almost every major hitting category. Yet Parr still comes to practice early to take extra batting practice. When asked what this hit streak would mean to him, he paused before admitting it would be humbling because he insists he’s just been lucky. Yeah, lucky for 24 straight games — the longest active streak in the NCAA. He’s done it with bunt singles, infield hits, home runs and has even hit for the cycle. Sometimes his hit has come in the last at-bat, sometimes the first, but in only two of Illinois’ 36 games this season has he failed to get a hit at all. “What he’s been able to do this year is almost freakishly impressive,” Lindauer said. “He’s literally doing everything, and it’s really fun to watch from a teammate and friend standpoint.”
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Two freshmen distance runners journey to the US to compete BY PATRICK KELLEY
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an adage that has about United Kingdom been repeated by freshmen Luke Caroll and commentators and athletes near and LIam Markham visit DailyIllini.com far: “To be the best, you have to to watch an interview of the two beat the best.” Having the chance runners. to beat the best is what drew freshmen distance runners Luke Car- freshmen duo hopped the pond last roll and Liam Markham more than August seeking a career in the 3,500 miles away from their home United States due to the structure in the British Isles to Illinois. and resources available to NCAA “(America) is, by far, the best athletes. place to be for a distance runner “The training group out here is regardless of what country you’re phenomenal,” Carroll said. “When from,” Illinois assistant track and I was at home, I would train on my field coach Michael Allio said. own all the time, I didn’t really “That’s why we see some of the have a training group. best competition headed this way.” “If I stayed at home, I wouldn’t Recently, Illinois has seen a have upped my training as much European invasion of cross-coun- because it’s just hard. I don’t realtry and track talent. With the addi- ly go out on the long runs like I tions of Carroll, a native of Chel- do here. I definitely think I’ve tenham, England; Markham, from improved a lot since I’m out here.” Limerick, Ireland; and senior JanThe draw of a well-regulatnis Toepfer, of Bochum, Germa- ed practice regimen is bound to ny, three of the cross-country attract those that aspire to be the team’s 16 members hail from the best, but having the means to practice at a high level year round is continent. Even though running is one of another factor. Coming from the the only sports that can be done almost anywhere in the world, the See OVERSEAS, Page 3B
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Twin sisters faceoff when softball travels to Iowa ball fi rst when she was a kid, she said, but outfielder WhitWhether or not the Illinois ney’s interest peaked after softball team comes back from watching her twin sister play Iowa with a victory, the Repole day in and day out. family will win. “She got tired of going to the The Tuesday doubleheader ballpark and watching all the between Illinois (14-25, 4-11 games,” Katie said, laughing. Big Ten) and Iowa (24-19, 4-11) But Katie’s focus won’t will be a special day for Illi- entirely be on her sister Tuesni freshman Katie Repole and day afternoon, as the Illini look Hawkeye freshman Whitney to build off a weekend sweep Repole. over Indiana. The twi n “I’m really excited to get sisters will out there and pl ay t hei r fi rst collegiate play a great games against team,” Katie one another said. “HavIllinois Iowa — a matchup (14-25, 4-11 Big Ten) (24-19, 4-11) ing my sister on the team is each player just an added has looked to Tuesday, 5 p.m. all season. bonus.” Iowa City, Iowa Third-baseHead coach ma n K at ie Illini freshman Katie Repole’s twin, Terri Sullivan Whitney, plays for the Hawkeyes. said that Katie said the two is consistently a re a lways competitive, having been pit- a hard worker on and off the ted against one another on the field, so the matchup against field for most of their lives. her sister will be nothing far The twins were able to wear from a usual game for the the same jersey during their freshman. high school career — winning “She’s all business when she the class 4A Texas State Cham- gets on the field,” Sullivan said. pionship in their senior year at Katie has started in 30 of Smithson Valley High School the 39 games this season for in Spring Branch, Texas. the Illini — compared with her Katie said the sisters went sister who has started just two to different schools because — and is batting .190 with five of which universities recruit- RBIs and 16 hits. ed them. Whitney has made good use “I think it was good for us to of what little playing time go to different places,” Katie she has been given at Iowa — said. “Sometimes it’s good to batting .250 with four RBIs get away from each other and on just four hits, including a start our own lives.” Katie was interested in softSee SOFTBALL TWINS, Page 3B BY SEAN NEUMANN STAFF WRITER
MICHAEL WONSOVER Sports columnist
he fi rst round of the NBA playoffs is fi nally underway. Underdogs have not fared well in the early going, losing all eight opening road games. Expect plenty of compelling games in the future, even with six of the fi rst eight playoff games being decided by double digits. Here are the playoff series to watch out for in the fi rst round.
5. No. 1 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 8 Houston Rockets (OKC leads 1-0)
I know what you’re saying: “How could this series be entertaining when the Thunder smacked the Rockets 12091 in Game 1 on Sunday?” Well, fi rst of all, we are all witnessing history. Any stat geek will tell you margin of victory is a more accurate indicator of success than wins and losses. For example, the Miami Heat had the league’s best record at 66-16 with a MOV of 7.9. The Thunder had a record of 60-22, but its MOV was 9.2. That number is the seventh highest MOV in NBA history in the 3-point era. All six of
the teams ahead of Oklahoma City had at least 65 wins and, more importantly, ended up winning the title. This kind of success is surprising for the Thunder, considering what they lost in the offseason. That key departure, James Harden, makes this series that much more interesting. Harden has emerged as a superstar with the Rockets, averaging the fi fth-most points per game (PPG) in the league at 25.9. The addition of Jeremy Lin, Omer Asik and Harden over the summer has improved Houston’s offensive efficiency (points scored per 100 possessions) from 12th in the league to sixth this season. The Rockets’ 106.0 PPG ranks second in the league to Denver. The Thunder are right behind them averaging 105.7 PPG. Expect fast-paced, highscoring affairs the rest of this series between these two. The Rockets may have been shellshocked in Game 1, but OKC would be wise to keeps its foot on the pedal. Prediction: Thunder in five
4. No. 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers (SA leads 1-0)
No series in the fi rst round has better storylines than this matchup. The Spurs and Lakers have faced each other 11 times previously in the postseason, with LA winning eight of the
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka shoots over Houston Rockets guard James Harden and center Greg Smith in the first quarter of Game 1 of the first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday. series. There is a lot to watch for, even without Kobe Bryant. When is San Antonio going to get worse? Tim Duncan is about to turn 37 and just had the sixth-best player efficiency rating in the NBA. Manu Ginobili will turn 36 this summer, yet he led the Spurs in scoring with 18 points in a 91-79 win in Game 1 on Sunday. Tony Parker would have been an MVP candidate had he not sat out three weeks with an ankle sprain. The Spurs play at the sixthfastest pace (number of pos-
sessions a team uses per game) and have the seventhmost efficient offense in the league, despite having an average age of 28. The Lakers are the fourthfastest team in the league and right behind the Spurs in offensive efficiency, ranking eighth. What separates these teams is on the defensive end, where San Antonio ranks third in the league in defensive effi ciency and LA sits at 18th. There is no excuse to have a
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Twins game marks 14th postponement this season BY DAVE CAMPBELL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MINNEAPOLIS â€” The Minnesota Twins pre-emptively postponed their game against the Miami Marlins, due to approaching inclement weather. The Twins announced almost seven hours before the scheduled start time Monday that theyâ€™ll play the Marlins instead on Tuesday night as the second half of a split doubleheader. The two teams already were slated to play on Tuesday afternoon. This is only a two-game series. To give workers more time to prepare the ballpark, the Twins also pushed the first game back an hour to 1:10 p.m. local time. The second game will be at 7:10 p.m. Mondayâ€™s game was called while the temperature was 45 degrees, before any rain had even fallen. But the forecast was calling for a wet night, turning
to heavy snow thatâ€™s supposed to taper by Tuesday morning after an estimated accumulation of three to six inches in the Twin Cities area. The expected high for Tuesday was 42 degrees. Four of Minnesotaâ€™s last eight scheduled games have been wiped out before they began because of weather problems, including three at home. That matched their previous season high for postponements at Target Field, in 2011. The Twins had only one washout in 2012 and one in 2010, plus a game that was suspended in that inaugural year for the limestone-andglass ballpark. The Twins moved out of the climate-controlled Metrodome after the 2009 season. The covered stadium sits only a couple of miles away, but in the reconfiguration process for football after the Twins left all the dirt was removed from the base paths.
So the diamond is no longer up to major league standard. Via Twitter, Twins President Dave St. Peter acknowledged the urging by some people for rescheduling of these games indoors. He joked in his tweet that â€œif this many fans had actually attended gamesâ€? at the Dome, the Twins wouldâ€™ve led MLB in attendance. In a phone interview later, St. Peter said the Twins â€œwould never say neverâ€? to a temporary shift if the weather or other circumstance was dire enough. Such a change, however, remains unrealistic. â€œNeedless to say, our organization, and certainly our seasonticket holders and our sponsors, doesnâ€™t have much interest in moving down to the Metrodome on a short-term basis for a game or two,â€? St. Peter said. The weather has been a bother throughout baseball this month,
not only in Minnesota. According to STATS research, this was the 14th postponement of the season. Through the first 23 days, there were six postponements in 2012, 15 in 2011 and just two in 2010. This year, there have been 14 games played with a first-pitch temperature below 40 degrees. â€œItâ€™s been frustrating, needless to say,â€? St. Peter said. â€œEverything pointed to a really ugly night, one that playing baseball on wasnâ€™t really an option, due to the rain, due to the snow, due to the wind, due to the old. It just doesnâ€™t make much sense.â€? St. Peter said, if the weather prevents the doubleheader from being completed, that Wednesday is a possibility for another makeup slot. That would require approval from the players from both teams and the MLB Players Association, because of the limit on how many
consecutive days teams can play. Thanks in part to all the wintry weather plus one scheduled off day last week, the Twins havenâ€™t lost in nine days. Their winning streak is at four games in a row, good enough to propel them into second place in the AL Central division. They were planning to send right-hander Kevin Correia to the mound on Monday, and he was moved to Tuesday afternoon. Right-hander Mike Pelfrey, scheduled to pitch the matinee, was pushed back to the night game, the Twins announced. The Marlins, at least, didnâ€™t lose again. Miami (4-15) has the fewest wins and the worst record in the majors, a low not unexpected after the offseason sell-off that sent away most of the teamâ€™s best players to save money and start over with a young team and new manager Mike Redmond.
According to STATS research, this is their worst mark in Marlins history after 19 games. They were 5-14 in 1995, 1998 and 1999. The Marlins are batting .212 with six home runs and 43 runs scored, all by far the fewest totals in the majors. Giancarlo Stanton, the only star who wasnâ€™t traded, is hitting .188 with one run batted in. Right-hander Ricky Nolasco, the scheduled starter for Monday, was bumped to the Tuesday afternoon game. Right-hander Jose Hernandez, slated to take the mound for the matinee, was slotted for the Tuesday night game instead, the Marlins announced. Redmond was forced to wait for his reunion with the Twins, for whom he was a popular backup catcher from 2005-09. The Marlins also have a pair of former Twins pitchers, Jon Rauch and Kevin Slowey.
Chicago Bears have multiple options with 20th pick in draft BY ANDREW SELIGMAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHICAGO â€” Big moves are in the books. Now, options are on the table. The Chicago Bears hold the 20th pick in the NFL draft, and there are a number of ways they can go. Thatâ€™s because they already addressed their most immediate needs. Besides hiring coach Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith, they signed Jermon Bushrod and Martellus Bennett. That gave them the toptier left tackle and play-making tight end they craved, and it gave general manager Phil Emery some flexibility with the draft starting Thursday night. â€œIt allows us to look at all the positions for each and every pick,â€? Emery said. â€œCertainly those two along with the other signings that weâ€™ve had.â€? The Bears still have needs on the offensive line and at linebacker. Depth on defense is an issue, and thereâ€™s the little matter of quarterback Jay Cutler and his expiring contract. Thereâ€™s also the chance they will trade down and possibly
out of the fi rst round, considering Emery basically put up the â€œsaleâ€? sign and welcomed all shoppers. Itâ€™s not hard to see why, with the Bears holding just five picks and none in the third or seventh rounds. They have a second-rounder (50), fourthrounder (117), fi fth-rounder (153) and sixth-rounder (188), but they donâ€™t have the numbers for a team thatâ€™s trying to add depth and youth. If Bears stay at 20, Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker might be an option. The same goes for North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams and Tennessee receiver Cardarelle Patterson. And if they decide to go with a linebacker, how about Georgiaâ€™s Alec Ogletree or Notre Dameâ€™s Manti Teâ€™o, baggage and all? Ogletree had a four-game suspension to start the season and a DUI arrest one week before the combine. He was also suspended for a game in 2010 after being charged with stealing a fellow athleteâ€™s motorcycle helmet. For Teâ€™o, itâ€™s about the fake girlfriend hoax and less-thanstellar showings in the national
championship game and at the combine. Both players came up during Emeryâ€™s news conference last week. He confi rmed meeting with Teâ€™o and called him â€œa very good person, a very squaredaway guy.â€? Asked about Ogletree and his issues, Emery said the Bears to their homework. â€œWe work extremely hard at knowing the character of the players,â€? he said. â€œAnd then whatever we fi nd out about their background, their personal behavior and any incidences theyâ€™ve been involved in off the field, whether we fi nd those acceptable for us and whether the fitâ€™s right for us.â€? No matter which way the Bears go, theyâ€™ll have a different look next season. They fi red Smith and replaced him with the offensive-minded Trestman, hoping he can spark a stagnant offense and get the most out of Cutler. They parted ways with Brian Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker and heart and soul of the defense, even if they left the door slightly ajar for a
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Chicago Bearsâ€™ Martellus Bennett catches a ball during the teamâ€™s NFL football mini-camp at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill., April 18. The Bears hold the 20th draft pick, which happens Thursday. return. They lured Bushrod from New Orleans with a five-year deal, adding a Pro Bowl left tackle to a beleaguered offensive line and fi nally giving Cutler the protection he needs on his blind side. They added a playmaker at tight end in Bennett and signed for-
mer New York Jets guard Matt Slauson. Theyâ€™ll have two new starting linebackers alongside perennial Pro Bowl pick Lance Briggs with D.J. Williams replacing Urlacher in the middle and James Anderson taking over for the departed Nick Roach on the
strong side. All that comes on the heels of a 10-win season that ended with a second straight collapse and the Bears missing the playoffs for the fi fth time in six years. For all their moves, though, there is still plenty of work to be done.
Indians pitcher put on disabled list Brett Myers out for about a month for Cleveland with tendinitis, ligament sprain in right elbow BY JAY COHEN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHICAGO â€” Cleveland Indians right-hander Brett Myers is expected to miss about a month due to tendinitis and a mild ligament sprain in his right elbow. Myers pitched five innings of three-run ball against Houston on Friday, then said he had been dealing with a problem with the fl exor tendon in his arm since spring training. He is 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in three starts and one relief appearances this season, allowing 10 homers. The Indians placed Myers on the disabled list on Sunday and made the move retroactive to Saturday. The pitcher returned to Cleveland over the weekend, where he was diagnosed with right elbow tendinitis and a mild ulnar collateral ligament sprain. He will stop throwing for two weeks, and then be evaluated again.
â€œIt is what it is. I donâ€™t think he felt like it was going to be worse than that,â€? manager Terry Francona said before the Indians faced the Chicago White Sox on Monday. â€œThe two weeks down, and then hopefully get him on a good throwing program, get him back on the mound helping us.â€? The 32-year-old Myers agreed to a $7 million, one-year contract in January that includes an $8 million club option for 2014, part of an active offseason for the Indians. He is 97-96 with a 4.25 ERA in 381 career games. â€œI think what he said in spring was normal soreness that he thought he could pitch through and for whatever reason it didnâ€™t go that way this time,â€? Francona said. Right-hander Corey Kluber will start in Myersâ€™ place on Wednesday against the White Sox. Also Monday, the Indians acti-
vated right-hander Matt Albers from the restricted list and designated right-hander Fernando Nieve for assignment. Albers had been dealing with a family issue. â€œHe understands completely that he had our blessing to be at home and our thoughts and our prayers were always with him, and hopefully even our actions,â€? Francona said, â€œand that we welcome him back. At the same time we will think about his wife and his family. Hopefully now this is where these guys can help him.â€? All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera returned to the lineup after missing Sundayâ€™s 5-4 victory at Houston with a bruised left wrist. Cabrera was injured when he fell down the steps on the way to the dugout on Saturday. Francona also said catcher Lou Marson will rejoin the team on Tuesday and be activated on Wednesday. Marson went on the disabled list on April 9 after he injured his neck in a home-plate PAT SULLIVAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS collision with Tampa Bay out- Cleveland Indiansâ€™ Brett Myers delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game on fielder Desmond Jennings. Friday inKrannert Houston.MBA He experienced tendinitis in his right elbow and will be out for about a month. Purdue | Illinois| 5.75" x 6"
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Boilermaker Invite BY CLAIRE LAVEZZORIO ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The Illinois men’s golf team didn’t fi nish as well as it expected at the Boilermaker Invitational this past weekend but placed third, with junior Thomas Pieters tying for fourth overall in a 90-person field. The par-72, 7,465-yard Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind., proved to be difficult for the Illini, who stumbled down the stretch and fi nished two shots back of Louisville and Iowa with a three-round score of 16 over par. Despite the rough fi nish, head coach Mike Small said he isn’t discouraged by the Illini’s play. “Thomas played a solid tournament,” he said. “But as a team, we had a chance to win there. I saw a lot of positives from the team all around. We played such a solid second round, and we were in contention the third round, fighting back from 6 or 7 shots, but weren’t able to fi nish.” Pieters wasn’t discouraged by his own individual play either, but he said he was looking for a better overall team fi nish. “For me, the tournament was very positive,” he said. “I had a decent fi nish. I didn’t really putt well throughout, though. The last day, I didn’t have much going for me. As for the team, it was very disappointing. We messed up on 17.” The par-3 17th hole was a blunder for many of the Illini in the third round Saturday. After leading the fi rst two days of the tournament, the Illini’s fi nish Sunday made it difficult to climb to the top of the leaderboard. “Hole 17 has water just along the green, so you can’t go for the fl ag,” Pieters said. “You have to miss left. Everyone was in the water on the right side, but I hope they learn from it and not make the same mistake again.” Small said Louisville and Iowa came out on top because Illinois “never crossed the fi nish line, ending up short.” But with the Big Ten Championship starting April 26, he isn’t worried about crossing that fi nish line, as the team has the same goals they’ve had all season. “The guys need to play fear-
WONSOVER FROM PAGE 1B below league-average defense with three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard as your center. Even if the Spurs continue to dominate this series, watching the Lakers lose is entertaining in and of itself. Prediction: Spurs in six
3. No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Memphis Grizzlies (LA leads 1-0)*
These teams went the distance in last season’s fi rst round, so expect nothing less this time around. This series pits two teams with opposite identities. The Clippers bring a fl ashy offensive attack with Chris Paul, who constantly pushes the tempo and looks to lob the ball. Although LA’s 19th-ranked pace is slower than most would expect, the Clippers are a Jamaican track team compared to the Grizzlies. Only New Orleans played slower than Memphis this season. Their offensive efficiency was only 18th in the NBA, compared with the Clippers’ fourth-ranked offense. The Grizzlies play this way by design. The slowed pace allows Memphis to punish its opponents with its second-ranked defense. The Clippers are no joke on that end either, ranking ninth in the league. Look no further for a reason to watch this series than the big man conglomerate of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph of Memphis against the high-flying duo of Blake Griffi n and DeAndre Jordan. The underthe-rim vs. through-the-rim matchup could decide the outcome of this series. Prediction: Clippers in seven
2. No. 2 New York Knicks vs. No. 7 Boston Celtics (NYK leads 1-0)
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SOFTBALL TWINS FROM PAGE 1B home run. Illinois sophomore Jess Perkins said that having a sisteragainst-sister matchup on Tuesday will give the team extra incentive to come away with a pair of wins. Apart from the sisters’ special rivalry, Perkins said the Illini are heading into their series against Iowa believing they can pull off another sweep.
OVERSEAS FROM PAGE 1B lush Irish and English countryside, Carroll and Markham are no strangers to the rain. While rain itself won’t stop competitive running, it can hinder the runner’s ability to record his fastest laps without risking injury. So, having a facility that allows competitive running 365 days a year will turn a recruit’s head. “When you start looking at the indoor facility (the Armory), that is a bigger draw for some these guys,” Allio said. “They realize they can train year round here because some other places if it’s snowy, if it’s windy, if it’s wet it is very hard to get out and do something fast on the track. But here we’re very much able to step out, if the snow is blowing sideways we have a place where ... they can run fast without worrying about their footing.” Equipped with top-notch resources, the runners only need the chance to prove they can beat the best. In some respects, they already have. On April 6, Markham and Carroll finished third and fifth respectively in the 1,500 meters at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic, beating competition from power conference schools, including Clemson, Purdue, Memphis, Wake Forest, Louisville and Auburn, some of whom were juniors and seniors. In American culture, college athletes jetting off for a weekend race at no cost to them is nothing surprising, but competition in Europe is a different story. “We’re about to fly out to California for a meet, and we don’t have to pay for any of that,” head coach Jake Stewart said before this weekend’s Mt. Sac Relays. “At home, they would have to pay for some
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Illinois' Thomas Pieters lines up his putt to at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana on April 18, 2012. Pieters finished 4th at Boilermaker Invitational. less and confident golf. Just getting better everyday; that’s it,” Small said. “That is what will allow us to stand out in the Big Ten Championships.” Despite Small’s confidence in the team, Pieters still is preparing for intense competition. “It defi nitely adds more pressure going into this tournament,” he said. “All the other teams want it so bad because we won (The Big Ten Championships) the past four years. We don’t have Luke (Guthrie) anymore, but we’re still a good team. But that still means we need to step it up. We need to shoot a lot under and just play
solid golf.” This week, before the Illini return to Indiana to play on Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind., to vie for the Big Tens, they will have time to work out any issues at practice. “Right now, we’re relaxing, taking care of business back on campus before we leave on Wednesday,” Small said. “Sometimes, we get ahead of ourselves, and that could be our downfall. Just living in the present and being confident, that’s what will get us to win a championship.”
each other. The rivalry between these teams escalated when Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett pushed and shoved in the fourth quarter of a game on Jan. 7. Both players received technical fouls, but Anthony wasn’t done. After the game, security had to stop Anthony from approaching Garnett near the team bus. Then, last Saturday, Tyson Chandler also received a technical after giving Garnett an extra shove after the whistle. The Knicks won 85-78 in Game 1, but needed to hold the Celtics to 25 second half points to escape with the victory. Carmelo Anthony and Jeff Green were great, leading their teams with 36 and 26 points, respectively, but the key matchup in this series is between J.R. Smith and Avery Bradley. Smith, who was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year on Monday, is instant offense. Smith led all bench players averaging 18.1 points per game this season. He was held to only 15 points on 7-of-19 shooting — including 1-of-7 from three — thanks to Boston’s defensive ace Bradley on Saturday. Bradley isn’t going to make Celtics fans forget about Rondo anytime soon, but man, this dude can defend. Bradley ranked 11th in the league in points per play allowed during the regular season, according to Synergy Sports. If Boston is going to upset New York, Bradley will need to continue his stellar defense. The Celtics will also need to score more than eight points in the fourth quarter. Prediction: Knicks in six
With nowhere to go and trailing by three, Jarrett Jack of the Warriors passed the ball out to Stephen Curry in the corner. Curry, who set the NBA record for 3-pointers made in a season with 272, pump-faked Ty Lawson and drained the gametying 3-pointer with 14 seconds left. That is when Kobe Bryant — I mean Andre Miller — took over. Miller, who already had a game-high 26 points, drove past Draymond Green for a layup to put the Nuggets up 97-95 with 1.3 seconds remaining to seal it. With David Lee ruled out for the rest of the series with a torn right hip flexor, neither team features an All-Star on its active roster. Players like Miller will have to continue to step up for both teams. Klay Thompson is another unheralded player who could make an impact in this series. Thompson led the Warriors in scoring with 22 points in Game 1 and made 211 3-pointers during the regular season. Andrew Bogut’s rebounding prowess will be appreciated, as he took down a game-high 14 boards Saturday. Bogut is a beast defensively when healthy, displayed by his four blocks and a steal in Game 1. Golden State may struggle without Lee, given Denver’s versatile attack. The Denver bench outscored its starters 49-48 in Game 1, with Miller and Corey Brewer both scoring double digits. Excluding injured players in Danilo Gallinari and Lee, the Nuggets had eight players average over eight points per game during the regular season compared with only five by the Warriors. In a drawn-out series, depth may be the difference. Expect an up-and-down series with both teams ranking top four in the league in pace. More games like Saturday’s classic will be in store. Prediction: Denver in six *Game No. 2 not included
1. No. 3 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 6 Golden State Warriors (DEN leads 1-0)
If Game 1 was any indication, this series is going to be awesome. The last 15 seconds of Saturday’s contest showed why we love playoff basketball.
“It’s all running smoothly right now,” Perkins said. “Hopefully we are able to carry that (momentum) into the week ahead.” Shelese Arnold, last week’s Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after throwing two shutouts against Indiana, will look to get more pitching time in the circle. However, Sullivan said the starters for Tuesday’s doubleheader series are still up in the air between Arnold and senior Pepper Gay — a pitcher running into a heap of trouble this
of that.” Even with the free trips, the facilities and the structure of the NCAA running system, Carroll was not always convinced he would end up in America. Having heard horror stories of American coaches seeing runners as mere numbers and not people and subsequently running them into the ground, Carroll took some advice from a former teammate from Cheltenham, James Brewer, who spent a short time at the University of California at Berkeley before leaving the school due to differences of opinion with his coach. “He really said you shouldn’t kind of close the door on America, you should actually look into it,” Luke said. “He just told me: ‘Just because I didn’t enjoy it, don’t let it set you off because it’s an opportunity you don’t really want to miss out on.’” While Carroll was on the fence, Markham knew that he didn’t want to miss the chance, especially because many of the Irish greats before him have come through the NCAA system. “Every Olympics, I don’t think there have been too many guys who have made it that haven’t come through the American collegiate system,” Liam said. “You gotta give yourself the opportunity.” However, the opportunity to compete against NCAA competition isn’t always supported by coaches and officials in Ireland and England, making the decision to jet to the Land of the Free that much harder. Runners skilled enough to make the jump to the NCAA have to weigh their options: stay and run against lesser competition, or leave and risk burning bridges with officials at home. “Higher-ups in the U.K. want to see their best athletes stay at
home,” Stewart said. “There can be some hesitation for athletes in that way they don’t want to disappoint the people who are gonna be in charge of putting them on world championship teams, Olympic teams — opportunities to represent their country.” However, the two decided to let their times do the talking. “If you’re running well, there is no option to ignore you,” Markham said. With the majority of their collegiate careers ahead of them, Carroll and Markham will have plenty of chances to be recognized by their respective governing bodies. Recently, Carroll finished in seventh place in the 1,500 at the Mt. Sac Relays in California, setting a season-best time of 3.46.67 — only .65 seconds from his personal record. During the same weekend, Markham battled the elements at the Jesse Owens Track Classic at Ohio State, finishing the 1,500 in sixth place. He was the fastest freshman in the field with a time of 3:51.59. Neither Carroll nor Markham want to look too far ahead, but both say having the chance to join their countries’ athletes in the parade of nations at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero, would be a welcome opportunity. They wouldn’t be the first Illinois distance runners to go on to the Olympics. Marko Koers made three appearances in ‘92, ‘96 and 2000, and Mike Durkin appeared twice in ‘76 and ‘80. Stewart believes the potential of the two runners is endless. “Both of those guys can leave here being as fine a middle-distance athlete that this university has had.”
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Leg 1: Wednesday, April 24 at Signal Iduna Park
Leg 1: Tuesday, April 23 at Allianz Arena
Leg 2: Tuesday, April 30 at Santiago Bernabeu
Leg 2: Wednesday, May 1 at Camp Nou
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Michael can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. season, throwing 123 walks and allowing 85 earned runs. “Pepper is the leader of the staff,” Sullivan said, “But we know we will use them both throughout the series.” No matter who’s pitching, Illinois is hoping to continue its climb back up the Big Ten standings against Iowa, with whom the Illini currently share ninth place.
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Reviewing the Champions League semifinals BY LANRE ALABI AND MAX TANE STAFF WRITERS
With the Champions League semifinals upon us, the DI has enlisted its two most proficient FIFA players to weigh in and discuss who we’re likely to see advance to vie for the status of Champions League champion. Max Tane: I found out I’m going to Europe after graduation. First thing I did without hesitating was to check my calendar to see if I would be overseas during the Champions League final. Sadly, I miss the game by about five days. I probably couldn’t get my hands on a tickets anyway, but it still would be quite the experience to at least watch the biggest game in European Soccer on European soil. So instead of a patron at European venues, I’ll just be the ordinary guy that just watches from the seat of his couch, as we’re down to the final four of the UEFA Champions League. If you’re wondering, I’ve tangoed with the Champions League this season, breaking down the round of 16 matches. I was woefully off in a lot of those predictions. But hell, I do it for love of the game. Lanre Alabi: The Champions League this season has lived up to the hype and buzz it generates every season. In the previous decade, the jostle of the Champions League had been between the English football clubs and the Spanish giants. In the last two seasons, we’ve seen the English league get stronger domestically but fail on the biggest stage in European soccer. This has been a monumental season in European soccer as we’ve seen the balance of club power shift to the German side of things. There are two Spanish sides in the semifinals and the Germans take up the other two slots with no English team making the finals. These semis highlight the continued success of three storied soccer franchises, the decline of a league and the surge of a new team on the block.
Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund Tane’s take: At this point, it’s pick your poison with the opponent you draw. You would think Real Madrid would be happy to see Borussia Dortmund in the semifinals, right? Better than meeting Bayern Munich, who knocked them out in the semifinals last year? Better than Barcelona, their arch-nemesis that has ran away with La Liga? Well, hang on a second, because this is a reunion for Real Madrid and Dortmund, as the two teams met twice in group play, where Real could never seem to find a way to break through the German side. Dortmund defeated Real on home soil and played to a draw in Madrid. Dortmund,last
year’s reigning Bundesliga champions, have yet to lose in the entire tournament, and their miraculous rally in the quarterfinals against Malaga validated Dortmund as a team not warranting the term “party crasher.” If Real Madrid can manage a draw on the road in the first leg, they should be in good shape to close out Dortmund when the squads head to Madrid for the second leg. Cristiano Ronaldo and company have been playing on higher level, since the team essentially put all chips on the Champions League. Dortmund is doing all but the same, as some of the bigger clubs in Europe have targeted their star players for the summer transfer market. If Dortmund finds themselves down, like they were against Malaga, don’t expect Real Madrid to crumble. Aggregate prediction: Real Madrid 4 , Borussia Dortmund 3 Alabi’s assessment: This appears to be an easy call on the surface. Real Madrid has all this talent and a wealth of experience. They also are the most successful franchise in Champions League history, winning the first five competitions and nine times overall. Dortmund is making only their 2nd appearance in the semis in the competition’s 58-year history. All history forgotten, Dortmund is unbeaten in The Champions League this season behind the firepower of Marco Reus, Robert Lewandowski and, not the least, Mario Gotze. They also have a win and a draw against Real Madrid in the group stages, so they appear well on their way. You have to closely re-examine again. Real Madrid has been defeated but they have left some impressive teams in their wake, including both Manchester sides and champions league powerhouse Ajax. Ultimately, you can’t look past Madrid’s offensive players on this tie. Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain, Luka Modric and the genius mind of Coach Jose Mourinho will be too much for the Dortmund defense to handle over a two-leg tie. While this defense has already done it before in the group stage, the lure of the final will be too big of a prize and Real Madrid will show up with their A-game. The only other teams in the world that can handle an excellent Madrid are playing in the other semifinal. Aggregate prediction: Real Madrid 5, Borrusia Dortumund 3
FC Bayern Munich vs. FC Barcelona Tane’s take: Pep Guardiola is the coach in waiting at Bayern Munich, but how much do you think he’s prepping his soon-tobe side to face his former side? Then again, how much prep does Bayern even need? They’ve looked to be the most consistent side in the tournament, throttling their
opponents in the knockout stage. I don’t think they got the memo that Juventus was defending champion of Series A. They certainly won’t be intimidated by Barcelona. Especially with Lionel Messi fighting the injury bug. Yes, Barcelona’s style is iconic and methodical. But when Messi isn’t on the pitch, they are a completely different team. The first leg of this semifinal will set the tone. If Bayern are able to establish themselves on home soil and can get out to lead, they can focus on defending on the road. If the two teams enter the second leg tied or with a narrow margin, Bayern will have to be more of the aggressor at the Nou Camp and take the game to Barcelona, the way PSG was able to in the quarterfinals before Messi helped to provide their breakthrough. Aggregate prediction: Bayern Munich 3, FC Barcelona 3 (Bayern through on penalty kicks) Alabi’s assessment: Soccer aficionados were licking their chops at the prospect of the “Bayern vs. Barca” tie ever since the draw was determined. Two of the undisputed top-three (the order is down to everyone’s personal opinion) club teams in world soccer will face each other in this “Clash of Titans”-like fixture. It would seem like a travesty to bet against any team that has soccer Jesus. Lionel Messi is on, but his experience on the Argentine national squad has proved otherwise. Bayern Munich’s round of 16 tied with Arsenal FC, which has shown that their team is definitely penetrable and they can be lulled to a false sense of security. Bayern Munich lost the final of last year’s competition to Chelsea FC on an 88th minute equalizer and game winning penalty from the always dependable Didier Drogba. The gutwrenching loss on shootouts will only serve as inspiration for the Munich side and this year, there is no Didier to stop them. Messi is better and more dependable than Drogba but with his recent injury woes, Barca has seen a decline in their team’s form. Messi will be on tap for the first leg, and even after a 70 percent fit, Messi is better than almost any other professional player. Arjen Robben and his supporting cast will try their best to match Barcelona’s productivity, but Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and the burgeoning Pedro will prove too much for the Bavarian side to handle. While I won’t be thrilled with yet another “El Classico” final between Madrid and Barca, I’m going with FC Barcelona. Aggregate prediction: FC Barcelona 3, FC Bayern Munich 2
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