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Tonight at George’s Majestic Umphrey’s McGee

Alex March Staff Writer With just two weeks until Dead Day, we’ve hit the home stretch. Take a breather this weekend with music, theatre, or football. On Thursday, Jam band Umphrey’s McGee will be finishing off their two-night set, and West End is hosting a student iPod battle. Friday night, country band Little Big Town kicks off the AMP’s 2013 season, and George’s welcomes American Aquarium back on stage. Saturday, the Hog football team plays at 2:00 p.m., and Casey Donahew Band will be at George’s later that night.

George’s After Wednesday night’s set, Umphrey’s McGee is back for more on Thursday. Tickets are $25, and they’re selling fast. Umphrey’s is a staple on the music festival circuit, including last year’s Wakarusa fest. The band can bust out the Phish-like 9 minute improvisational jams, but they also have songs with more melody and structure. Their songs sound like actual songs, not unlike Widespread Panic or Perpetual Groove. Tracks like “Hajeshimite” or “In The Kitchen” have more to them than long guitar solos. Umphrey’s can shred, like on “Plunger” off of 2004’s “Anchor Drops”. On Friday night, North Carolina alt-country group American Aquarium returns to George’s. The show starts at 9:00 p.m., and tickets are $7 in advance. The band channels big names like Driveby Truckers or Lucero, but the ticket is a lot cheaper. They released “Burn.flicker.die” in 2012, and it has a mature, polished sound. The band plays great bar songs, but the softer tracks have sadness and depth. Casey Donahew Band rolls in to town on Saturday. Tickets are $20, and the tunes begin at 9:00 p.m. Some of their popular songs include “Double Wide Dream” and “White Trash Story.” The titles tell you everything you need to know about the concert on Saturday night. Tickets are going fast, as country acts are always popular shows in Northwest Arkansas.

AMP The Arkansas Music Pavillion season starts on Friday, with country group Little Big Town. Little Big Town is made up of two Georgians and two Arkansans, so you should expect the band

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to bring it on stage. The band’s first hit, 2005’s “Boondocks,” still receives radio play, and they released “Tornado” in 2012. The album’s title track showcases the powerful voice of lead singer Karen Fairchild. Tickets start at $27 for reserve seating, plus parking and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at the Walton Arts Center box office or at waltonartscenter.com. Also of note, the AMP tickets are no longer all general admission. Stage-front tickets will set you back for the 2013 season.

Other Events Tonight at West End, Red Bull is sponsoring the “Play and Destroy” competition. UA Students will compete in a head-tohead iPod DJ battle. The DJs must select three songs for each category in the competition, like “Best Booty Shaker” and “Guilty Pleasure,” with judging based on crowd response. The battle begins at 10:30 p.m. The musical “Next To Normal” opens this weekend at TheatreSquared. Written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, “Next To Normal” is the story of a suburban mother who struggles with bipolar disorder, and must take powerful drugs to treat it, according to TheatreSquared’s website. The emotional work won three Tony Awards while on Broadway. Students under the age of 30 can purchase $10 tickets through the playhouse’s “30 Under 30” initiative. More information can be found at waltonartscenter.com. For a few brief, shining hours, football season is back on Saturday. The annual Red/White Game is at 2:00 p.m., and the athletic department is hoping for 50,000 fans in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. This is the first chance for fans to see Coach Bret Bielema lead the Hogs, so expect a crowd. The university’s Razorfest, with entertainment and games for kids, will precede the game. No tickets are required for either event. The baseball Hogs have a weekend series with Texas A&M, with games Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. Elsewhere in Fayetteville, the farmer’s market will be on the square on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., despite the cold forecast. UARK Bowl has comedians Matt Golightly and Seth Dees on Friday night. Tickets are $7 for either the 8:00 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. set. Every Thursday night, the venue hosts an open-mic comedy night if you’ve been looking to try your hand at stand-up.

A ‘Shed’ Provides Opportunity for UA

The Shed is a new art gallery opened by Donna Smith and Angelina Bowen with a showing 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 19. Full Story, Page 5

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Arkansas Students May Receive Minimum Wage

David Wilson Staff Writer

Recent proposals in the Arkansas Legislature have indicated a push to increase the minimum wage by as much as $2 for all workers in the state — except those on college campuses. The current state minimum wage stands at $6.25 per hour but is superseded by federal law, which places the wage rate at $7.25. The House bill that would have raised that rate to $8.25 across Arkansas for everyone except college employees was rejected in early March of this year, but with the more than 19,000 Arkansans who live on minimum-wage salaries, the issue is expected to persist. “We do the same work as everyone else,” said Claude Ruboneka, a freshman business student who works in the Student Technology Center. “We deserve to be at least paid the same.” When asked why the Arkansas Legislature would exclude part-time students from the legislation, Ruboneka said he did not know. “We’re already limited on the amount of money we can get from work study. By paying us less, they can just get

more work out of us,” he said. “We could be using that extra time to study, not work longer hours.” Arkansas’ stance on student part-time labor has caused alarm for some. Arkansas student minimum wage is only required to be 85 percent of the minimum wage for those not working on college campuses or even those in high school. This places the wage required by law for oncampus student workers to only be $5.31 per hour, below even the state’s already-low minimum wage. Another issue regarding the state’s payment of students is the $1,500 cap placed on benefits from the UA’s workstudy program. Most, if not all, jobs posted on the parttime campus area are set at the federal minimum wage level, or slightly above it. If the UA were able to participate in a statewide wage increase, then the school would have to employ more people due to the fact that students would not be able to work as much. Regardless, increases in minimum wage have been proven to only be temporarily effective. Eventually, employers must start charging customers more in order to compensate for the increased salaries of their new workers, or hire less.

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Strong Ending: Slowly But Surely Stephanie Carlson Staff Writer As the school year comes to an end, many students are stressed and busy with finals, graduation, choosing classes and extracurricular activities. “April is the most stress-

ful month for all students and staff,” said Mary Alice Serafini, director of the Pat Walker Health Center. “What everyone has to realize is that everyone experiences it and no one is exempt from the stress.” Everyone can make it through the rest of the semester successfully. The

health center emphasizes that students and staff pace themselves when it comes to the end of the school year. “Take care of yourself both mentally and physically, and you will see a vast decrease in your stress levels and increase in your productivity,” Serafini said. Mentally taking care of yourself can involve coping skills such as mindful breathing and giving yourself quiet time. “Quiet time means something different to everyone,” Serafini said. “It can be listening to music, meditating, catching up on sleep or sitting alone with your thoughts.” Students and staff can do these things on campus or in the privacy of their own homes. “My quiet time includes listening to music and driv-

ing around in my car,” said Megan Lewis, UA freshman. “It distresses me and allows me to prepare for the next thing I have to do.” In addition to these mental steps, students must also take care of themselves physically. Physically taking care of yourself includes things such as eating three meals a day, enjoying the nature around campus and exercising. “Coffee is not a substitute for sleep,” Serafini said. “We all know it is great, and we all may use it in moderation, but it cannot provide the necessary health aspects that sleep provides.” Following these steps to preserve one’s physical and mental health can prepare students and staff to take on the stressors of the month of April and the end of spring semester.

Group Celebrates Sexual Assault Awareness Month Stephanie Carlson Staff Writer Rape Education Services by Peers Encouraging Conscious Thought (RESPECT) is a peer group that supports and encourages support of those who have been victimized by sexual assault. One in 4 women on college campuses have been sexually assaulted, according to Dr. Mary Wyandt, faculty advisor for the group. RESPECT provides interactive educational presentations and awareness outreach events throughout the year to make students aware of statistics like these, help victims and prevent victimization. “RESPECT’s services started 14 years ago when I was asked to create an office to address violence from an advocacy standpoint,” Wyandt said. “Now, other campuses envy what we do and ask for our help in creating their programs. We like to say we are cutting-edge and setting the bar rather than reaching for it.”

The organization is celebrating April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, by hosting two of the year’s largest events next week. The Fourth Flag event will take place Thursday, April 18, outside of the Union Mall. During this event, RESPECT will hang flags to represent the 25 percent of women on the UA campus alone who have been sexually assaulted. The 11th annual Take Back the Night march is scheduled for the next evening, April 19, and begins at Fayetteville Square. This march is used as a way for victims and advocates to come together as a community to speak out against sexual assault and violence. It will include a keynote presentation, a “speak-out” from victims and a candlelight vigil after the march itself. RESPECT makes presentations on campuses across the country and at national conferences. Students are welcome to come out to the events this week and witness the work of the group.

Students Learn Backcountry Cooking on Campus

Mckenna Gallagher Staff Photographer Members of Off Campus Connections host a Backcountry Cooking Clinic at the Union Mall, Wednesday, April 17. Members spent the day outside teaching students to cook brownies over hot coals.


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From the Board America Will Not Yield President Obama called the Boston Marathon bombing a “heinous and cowardly act” of terror. Because of the American spirit, it will be remembered, not as a time we wept or succumbed to terror, but as a time we stood tall together in defiance of terrorism. Through the constant CNN coverage, we have not learned who is responsible, but we have learned, as we did in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, America will not back down. We do not bend to the desires of terrorists. We are not willing to remember the acts of hatred — only the acts of compassion and love. Among the first immediate tweets from news outlets were the stories of runners getting back up after finishing the marathon to give blood at Massachusetts General Hospital. The immediate images after the bombings are not people fleeing from the blasts that shook Boston, but first responders running into the smoke. The primary stories are ordinary civilians rushing to help in the immediate aftermath. America is not caught in fear, but united in defiance. Now, we are calling for the legendary Boston Marathon to continue, as it has for 117 years, in 2014. The Washington Post wrote the marathon is “a monument to perseverance, resilience and community.” Further, opinion columnist David Ignatius wrote in the Post, “Terrorism... didn’t win any victories Monday in Boston.” Already, Boston is repairing and rebuilding. We are cleaning the sidewalks. We are moving news coverage away from the bombings to the heroic reports in the quick aftermath. We are ceaselessly looking for the responsible parties, not dwelling on their attack. We are moving on. This is the appropriate response. Americans do not commemorate terrorists. We will not let these acts of hatred scar the streets of Boston. Instead, we will defy them. We will continue holding the Boston Marathon. We will continue celebrating the endurance and strength of the American will. The marathon will be a reaffirmation of our traditional values. New York Times writer Thomas Friedman wrote by running next year we will “honor the dead by sanctifying our values.” From the staff and editorial board at the Traveler, we want to send our thoughts and prayers to the friends and families of those affected by this tragedy. We pray you may find peace in midst of this hateful act of terror and we pray justice may come quickly to the person or parties responsible. God bless America.

Traveler Quote of the Day “We’re already limited on the amount of money we can get from work study. By paying us less, they can just get more work out of us. We could be using that extra time to study, not work longer hours.” Claude Ruboneka, Freshman Business Student

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Students Need Sex Education

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This past Tuesday, the Arkansas Senate passed a bill ending funding to Planned Parenthood in the state. As the Huffington Post described it in a recent article, it “defunds Planned Parenthood and effectively kills a comprehensive sex education program in the state’s public high schools.” This means teenagers will no longer be learning about safe sex, sexually transmitted diseases or HIV. Students will be left to their own devices when it comes to learning about these things, which makes the possibility of getting the wrong information very high. Arkansas was ranked third, nationally, on the rate

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is better they know exactly what they are getting into. Abstinence-only-untilmarriage programs are more harmful than they are helpful, according the Sexuality Information and Education of the United States. Abstinence-only programs replace classes that provide important information for adolescents, and they often do not even discuss basic information such as “puberty, reproductive anatomy and sexual health.” When I was in fifth grade, our entire class went on a field trip to learn about these basic topics, and, although we all thought it was gross at the time, I am grateful I was taught these things at an early age so I was prepared when I went through puberty. The New York Times discussed studies where puberty appears to be beginning earlier than it has in the past. Boys have been seen to start as early as nine, and girls as early as seven. If this is the case, schools cannot simply ignore the topics and assume parents will talk to their children. I think it is unnecessary

to cut sex-education programs throughout the state. I understand Planned Parenthood is an extremely controversial organization, but if we cut funding to that, we do need a program to provide adolescents across the state important information that could affect their future decisions. I believe sex education is absolutely necessary in schools, and I think it is a mistake to end that. I feel that it is only going to result in Arkansas being ranked even higher than it already is on the rate of teenage pregnancies. Children and teenagers cannot be expected to inform themselves. This is where gossip and myths come into play and students leave with ideas about sex and their bodies that are completely distorted. Sex education is a necessity in our state, and I think that needs to be realized by those in charge. Katherine Kortebein is a junior English and creative writing major and a staff columnist for the Arkansas Traveler.

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of teenage pregnancies, specifically females aged 15-19, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Just this statistic alone makes me think, of all states, it is extremely important students are educated before they make decisions that could change their lives forever. I understand some people believe talking about sex in high schools, or even younger, is the same as telling these students it is okay for them to have sex. This is not the case at all, in my opinion. Simply talking about the subject in class will not make students run out and have sex. In fact, learning about everything that can go wrong could make them wait longer before having sex. At the very least, students would be educated, and this would help them make smarter decisions. The average male loses his virginity at age 16.9, and the average female at 17.4, according to a report by NBC News. Abstinence cannot continue to be the only option when it comes to talking about sex because so many teenagers will have sex either way. It

In what sense is an abstract concept a “guarantee”? How do we separate a “Godgiven right” from an environment of constant tension where “political correctness” is more important than political correctness? Is it possible that in a place where free thinking is supposed to be the norm the very right that birthed such an idea is being challenged? I want to talk about a big concept today. It’s a concept this country was built on, one that still plays a pivotal role in shaping our future. But here at the UA, it may

be far less guaranteed than you have been led to believe. This right is your freedom of speech. It’s generally accepted that you have the right to protest, to demonstrate and to make your opinion known publicly without fear of an adverse reaction from the powers that be. But is it really that easy? According to the University Handbook, “If (1) an event is expected to have 500 or more people in attendance; or (2) if a security assessment is requested by a university official; or (3) if, in the opinion of the organizer, the event might require security, then, in all such instances, the organizer must contact the Director of UAPD or the Director’s designee at least three business days prior to the event …” Due to policies like this one, the UA received a redlight rating regarding our freedom of speech on campus. The rating comes from FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. The group seems to think that making it so hard

to demonstrate on campus is a severe impediment on our rights. But is the UA trying to limit us, or keep us safe? Filing with the police before demonstrating is not the only interesting part of freespeech laws here on campus. The particular piece I found most interesting was in the portion of the handbook regarding housing, which read, “Our goal is to eradicate all instances of bigotry and injustice in word, deed, action, and policy, as they infringe on the basic rights of all. We will not tolerate harassment, jokes, statements, or other behavior, which does not respect the equality and dignity of others.” Don’t get me wrong, this is a wonderful statement. That being said, it’s also incredibly vague. Is it a limitation on your freedom of expression? Does wording such as that seem so subjective that it could potentially allow the UA to simply ignore your right to free speech based on wording that gives no real guidelines? In such a sensitive issue, vagueness is

dangerous. However, it’s not fair to focus simply on what’s wrong with our free-speech rights on campus. If I recall correctly, students “took to the streets” to protest the firing of Bobby Petrino, which I feel was a fantastic decision and a waste of a good protest. Then there’s Moses. That guy says whatever he wants, and the UA doesn’t seem to have silenced him. At the end of the day, it would seem we’re at a crossroads. As a good friend of mine once remarked, “I wish our students were like those in ’60s — those were fun, ours are just dull.” Maybe we need to get more involved. It’s possible that no one on campus feels passionately enough about anything to test how free our speech really is. That reality, my friends, would be disappointing indeed. TJ Stallbaumer is a sophomore journalism major in the Advertising/ PR sequence and a staff columnist for the Arkansas Traveler.


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Calvin and Hobbes Courtesy Photos (Above) Angelina Bowen and Donna Smith’s artwork on display at the Shed. Her artwork can be purchased through various stores listed on her site at angelinabowen. com as well as at etsy.com/shop/angelinabowen. Donna Smith’s work can be viewed on her website at donna-lynn-smith.com. (Left) Donna Smith, 26, left, and Angelina Bowen, 23, right, are the owners of the Shed. The Shed is a new art gallery in Fayetteville located a 546 W. Center Unit E. UA students are encouraged to contact them to inquire about displaying their artwork at TheShedFayetteville@gmail.com.

Chad Woodard Editor-in-Chief Have you ever heard of a shed that people actually wanted to go to during the weekend? Well, now Fayetteville has one, and no it’s not full of old tools or beaten up tennis rackets. This Shed is actually lined floor to ceiling with colorful works of art from local artists. Oh, and they are encouraging UA artists to contact them about showing their work. The Shed is a new art gallery located at 546 W. Center Unit E, Fayetteville, opened by Donna Smith, 26, an advisor in the Fulbright College and Angelina Bowen, 23, a UA alumna, in January. The space is tucked away in an already small building with numerous other businesses located on the trailside village. Considering the small size of the venue, the Shed is a fitting name. “The name [The Shed] is two fold,” Smith said. “It’s clean, not a typical gallery space and also shed as in to let something loose from yourself so maybe artists will try something new.” This art gallery is only one of several that have opened since the opening of Crystal Bridges in 2011. Originally, Smith moved to Northwest Arkansas from Tennessee in an attempt to attain a job at Crystal Bridges. When things didn’t pan out she began working at the UA as an advisor in the Fulbright College and contacted Bowen to open their own art gallery.

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“You don’t have to make a commercial viability out of [the gallery],” Smith said. “Bringing people into the gallery who aren’t super con-

cerned with selling and the priorities are getting their idea out there.” One thing that Bowen and Smith emphasized was their goal of reaching out to the UA. “Students should feel comfortable contacting us, because when I was a student I didn’t feel I had a

place to show my work,” Bowen said. Both Smith and Bowen work full time jobs while sustaining their passion in art. This has been a recurring theme in Bowen’s life. “I actually got a business degree and minored in art,” Bowen said. “I knew that business was more of my career path.” Bowen became interested in art after taking an art class in high school and has been passionate about art since that experience. “I had a project where I had to use words to create a picture,” Bowen said. “That was the first thing I did that made me realize I could keep doing word drawings from

there.” Smith attended Rhodes College in Tennessee and earned a degree in studio art. The Shed has also had Pop-Up Shops which has featured necklaces, pillows and sweaters from local contributors such as Bailey Tyler whose products can be found at etsy.com/ shop/baileyltyler. Bowen’s artwork can be viewed on her website at angelinabowen. com and her work can be purchased through various stores listed on her site as well as on Etsy at etsy.com/ shop/angelinabowen. Smith’s work can be viewed on her website at donna-lynn-smith. com. Interested students can view the Shed’s website at theshedfayetteville.com or inquire about the Shed through their email TheShedFayetteville@gmail.com.

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spring weather and all the outdoors has to offer. Spring is a time for cleaning out your old winter entertainment and making room in your life for new and exciting things. Take advantage of the many ways that you and your spring fling can get to know each other and keep your fling interesting and fun. Get on the same page: Make sure that you and your fling know exactly what’s expected out of your fling. People may be thrown off by what defines a fling. There’s not a firm definition for what this relationship consists of, but it usually takes form as a short-term relation which may or may not include sex. Once these roles and guidelines are established then you’re less likely to be left in tears if or when you and your fling part ways or lose contact over the

summer. Don’t rush things: The end of the semester is approaching and summer will be here faster than you can blink. That doesn’t mean you should rush each other into a relationship or any commitment at all. The positive of a fling is that it does not consume all of your attention, but rather only calls for a little attention here and there. The nice thing about a spring fling should be the fact that you don’t have the pressures of being in a relationship or working towards one. No strings attached: A positive result of a spring fling can be the gradual development of a friendship that could oddly blossom into a relationship. College years usually consist of a mass of casual dates. So don’t get yourself in

a tizzy once you’re back to reality, all because “What’s his face” didn’t follow you back on Twitter or text you “good morning.” Those are signs of a good old fashion attachment. Spring flings are not unheard of around this campus, according to interviews. “This is a time when people are super stressed out and talking to a new ‘boo’ is a way to take your mind off the stress of school and work,” said Zaach Wilson, a junior anthropology major, said. Spring is the perfect time to mingle and meet with new people because there are more parties and social events leading into the summer. And of course, more people are going to the gym in efforts to show more skin and

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Spring Fling: Now That’s a Nice Ring So you’re past the mushiness of Vday and thankfully the cold weather. Spring has finally made up its mind to be here and winter couples are calling it quits by moving on to those cute twosomes: the spring fling. Maybe it’s the weather and the fact that ladies can get back to shaving their legs or the gradual subtraction of clothes that’s causing it. Whatever it is, the time for a spring fling is now. The infamous spring fling can go either way: into the summer and beyond or all types of left-field. Be spontaneous: You and your fling should take advantage of the nice

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“I contacted Angie on Facebook and said ‘Hey want to go see this space?’” Smith said. “She said yes and we signed the papers that day.” Smith and Bowen have a couple of goals they are trying to accomplish including helping local artists and giving back to Fayetteville.

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get a new spring “boo”. “Spring fling, summer fling or any fling is not about the ending it’s about every moment spent in between and you worry about the end when it comes,” Macyn Hunn, a junior communications major, said. People involved in spring flings may feel the pressure to start a relationship so they can ensure their new spring boo is still around during and after the summer break. If you’re not in a place mentally where you know exactly what you want, you may be easily mislead into thinking you and your fling are more than that. “New flings are exciting and everything that the beginning of a relationship is without the come down,” Hunn said.

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ACROSS 1 Invitation reminder letters 5 Tape player button 10 ‘80s pop duo with an exclamation point in its name 14 Renaissance painter Guido 15 Indian city 16 Sharpen 17 #2: Abbr. 18 Like some checking accounts 19 Cry after being tagged 20 *Web page index 22 *”Keep in touch!” 24 Start of a boast 25 “Middle of Nowhere” director DuVernay 27 Prohibit 28 Restaurant survey creator 29 Tease 30 Smacked, biblically 31 Steven Chu’s Cabinet dept. 32 Mononymous “Rumour Has It” singer 34 Used peepers on 35 “Firework” singer Perry 37 Exile isle 39 Debacle 42 Soda buys

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Mickelson has improved as a player during his two years at Arkansas, and I wish him the best as he pursues his degree and basketball career elsewhere.” “This was a difficult decision,” Mickelson said in a release by the university. “I love being a Razorback, but ultimately I need to do what is best for me. I want to thank the coaching staff, my

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Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer

1. Hit the Ball

3. Cut Down On Errors

1.77 during the stretch. The

The most basic aspect of the g a m e isn’t always

simple. In the first game of the LSU series, Arkansas only had four hits and lost 3-1. A few more hits would have led to more runs, and in a two-run game, that could have Photo: Logan Webster Rabeen the difference between winning and losing the zorbacks need to put these games behind them and move series. In the first game of the Ne- forward with the rest of the braska doubleheader Tuesday, season. In 2009, Arkansas had Arkansas was no-hit for the a similar stretch, going 2-8 to first time in school history and end the regular season. This lost 3-0. Also, they have been stretch also included losing shutout in three of their last two out of three games to LSU at Baum Stadium. eight games. However, that year, the It is very rare for a team to win without getting a hit and Razorbacks rebounded, won impossible to win without two games in the Southeastern scoring a run, so hitting coach Conference tournament and Todd Butler must get batters then made it to the College hitting again and knocking in World Series. If they dwell on these past runs. eight games, they will continue 2. Forget Last Eight Games to struggle and could lose to a Texas A&M team that is only Arkansas is 2-6 over the last 6-9 in SEC play. If they put eight games, dating back to the these games behind them, as April 6 loss at Alabama. Along they did in 2009, the Razorwith the three shutouts, their backs could get right back on ERA has risen from 1.57 to track.

Also during this eightgame stretch, Arkansas has committed 19 errors, an average of 2.38 per game. Of those 19 errors, 15 of them have come in losses. On the season, Arkansas is 17-2 when committing one or less errors in a game. However, when they commit two or more, their record is 8-12. Clearly, there is a correlation between how well they play defensively and whether or not they win. Also, Arkansas’ fielding percentage coming into the week was .957, which was 234th out of 296 Division I teams. Their overall team ERA was 1.77 entering the week, the best in the NCAA, but these errors have led to 35 unearned runs. If these runs were factored into their ERA, it would only be 2.67. It is important for Arkansas not to give Texas A&M any extra runs this week because they are already scoring over four earned runs per game. Those extra runs could be the difference in a one or two-run game.

4. Strong Starting Pitching How well Arkansas’ starting pitcher performs has been a good indicator of

GOLF

Hogs Confident for Postseason

Ben Enyart Staff Writer

The Arkansas men’s golf team will travel to St. Simons Island, Ga., this weekend for the Southeastern Conference Championship. The championship will be held at the Sea Island Golf Club, a par 70 course. “The course is exceptional,” head coach Brad McMakin said. “It is a super challenge. The best team wins every year, so if we can just continue to do what we are doing and not make any mistakes, I look forward to having a chance with nine holes to go.” The Hogs have had a competitive season up to this point and have been able to maintain a top-25 national ranking; they are currently No. 14 in the nation. They started their spring season at the Gator Invitational in early February where they placed sixth out of 14 teams. The Razorbacks continued

whether they won or lost in their 15 SEC games so far this season. In the Razorbacks’ six losses, the starting pitcher has lasted five innings or more only once and they have a combined ERA of 6.65. In their nine wins, the starting pitcher threw less than five innings only one time and they have a combined ERA of 1.25. They also average twice as many strikeouts in wins (5.6) than in losses (2.8). The starters will also be aided by Texas A&M senior Mikey Reynolds missing the series because of a n injury. Reynolds is the

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The Razorback basketball team has lost its third member since the season came to a close at the beginning of March. Sophomore Hunter Mickelson has been officially released from his scholarship, head coach Mike Anderson announced Wednesday. “Hunter is a fine young man who represents the Razorbacks well both on and off the court,” Anderson said in a release. “He

5 Keys To A Hog Win Over Aggies

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Aggies’ leading hitter, with a .394 batting average. If Arkansas’ pitchers throw at least five innings before turning the game over to the bullpen, they will have a much better chance of winning.

their season at the John Hayt Invitational in late February where they made a comeback from ninth place early on to finish fourth overall out of 15 teams. The Hogs also competed at the General Hackler Championship and were able to tie for first with Kent State out of 11 teams. At the National Invitation-

al Tournament, the Hogs finished fourth out of 16 teams. The last competition the Hogs saw was at the Aggie Invitational where they placed fourth out of 12 teams. Going into the conference tournament, the Hogs are ranked fourth in the SEC behind No. 2 Alabama, No. 9 Florida and No. 13 Georgia. Arkansas is closely fol-

COMMENTARY

lowed in the rankings by No. 15 LSU, No. 19 Auburn, No. 22 Texas A&M and No. 24 Tennessee. These standings are close to the final results of last year’s SEC Championship. Alabama finished first with a team score of 828, Auburn finished second with 834, Florida fin-

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Texas A&M has only one pitcher that has started a game in all five of their SEC series, sophomore Daniel Mengden. Outside of him, five other pitchers have combined to start the other 10 games, and understandably so. While Mengden has a 1.87 ERA against SEC opponents, the other starters have a 6.93 ERA. Twice this season, the Aggies’ starter has failed to make it out of the first inning and seven times they have given up three or more runs. Senior Kyle Martin has the second most SEC starts for Texas A&M, with three, but has a 7.71 ERA and given up 26 hits in 16.1 innings of work against SEC opponents. The Razorbacks need to jump on these pitchers early and get their bats going, after being no-hit by Nebraska Tuesday. Once they knock out the starters, they should be able to continue hitting off of Te x a s A & M ’s bullpen, which has an ERA of 5.31 in SEC play.

GOLF

Hogs Ending Regular Season on High Note

Tamzen Tumlison Senior Staff Writer

Photo Courtesy of Athletic Media Relations Thomas Sorensen competes at the Aggie Invitational, Sunday, April 14 in Bryan Texas.

5. Jump on A&M’s Starters

With the regular season behind it, the Razorback women’s golf team will compete in the Southeastern Conference Championships with the highest ranking in program history at No. 5. This SEC Championship appearance is the 18th consecutive appearance for the Razorbacks, who have finished as runner up three times under head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We’ve just prepared all season for this opportunity,” Estes-Taylor said. “Each week we’ve learned something and tried to sharpen what we’ve learned.” Several players for the Razorbacks have been ranked nationally as well. Junior Emily Tubert ranks the highest for the Hogs at No. 29 with freshman Gabriela Lopez following closely behind at No. 33. Junior Emma Lavy, senior

Victoria Vela and freshman Regina Plasencia ranked No. 61, No. 91 and No. 166, respectively, in the same Golfweek.com rankings. “I think rankings are just something on paper to give people an idea of where you might should be,” Estes-Taylor said. “Obviously it looks good from the outside looking in, but from the inside we just really focus on what we can control, and I think it just shows that we’ve played consistently all year and that we have some depth in our squad.” In the Golfstat.com poll, only Alabama is ranked above Arkansas in the conference, coming in at No. 3. Florida falls at No. 6, Vanderbilt at No. 8 and Georgia at No. 18 to round out the SEC’s influence in the top 20. Texas A&M is the final SEC team in the top 25, with all other SEC women’s golf teams settling at No. 29 and below. Estes-Taylor has re-

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Listen Up: Behave Yourselves Razorback Fans

Kristen Coppola Sports Editor Sunday, I sat in the Hog Pen at Baum Stadium for five hours and got a royal sunburn. I was close to the front and my splendid assistant editor picked our seats next to a

large pack of LSU fans. The game started off with the Tigers taking an early lead, and you bet your bottom dollar that those LSU fans to my left let us all know about it. The hoops and hollers were almost unbearable. It doesn’t feel good when the opposing team’s fans get to celebrate while you sit back and grumble over a missed double play. However, the Razorback fans got to celebrate quite a few times later. There were a few perfect innings and three runs to tie the game. What ensued was a really great game, as far as entertainment goes. Haley and I remarked to each other multiple

times that this would have been a perfect game to watch on TV if we had no emotional stake in the outcome. The game was tied 3-3 going into the ninth inning, and the LSU couple to our left went up to the railing to watch the top of the inning in hopes that their Tigers would get a run and win the game. Of course, they had to withstand some heckling for standing in the front with thousands of people sitting behind them. In response, they did their best to squat until the Tigers were retired, and then they returned to their seats. The Razorbacks were re-

tired in order in the bottom of the ninth, and the game moved into extras. When LSU scored their first run in the top of the 10th, one of the LSU fans turned around and made a few derogatory remarks to the Razorback fans sitting behind me. I called him rude, but as I was about to turn my attention back to the game, his girlfriend told me something very shocking. “That’s rude?” she said. “They were throwing rocks at us down there.” I was appalled. I apologized to her on behalf of the Razorback fans in the Hog

Pen and told her that whoever threw the rocks was not representative of Arkansas. But the more I think about it, the more it bothers me. This goes beyond Southern hospitality. This isn’t about giving the opposing team’s fans drinks out of your cooler or your shirt off of your back. This is about treating people with dignity and respect as human beings. This is about upholding the code of sportsmanship that Arkansas uses. I don’t care how many drinks fans have had through the duration of the baseball game. I don’t care if they are hot and sweaty and their team is losing. Nothing excuses

throwing rocks at the other team’s fans. Not even if those fans berate you, call your intelligence into question or say something mean about your mother would it be acceptable to throw rocks at them. Stand on a higher ground, Arkansas fans. Keep the rocks on the ground, and stay focused on the game and supporting the team and state you love. Kristen Coppola is the sports editor for the Arkansas Traveler. Her column appears every Thursday. Follow the sports section on Twitter @ UATravSports.


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LEAVES continued from page 7 teammates and all the Razorback fans who showed their support over the past two years.” Mickelson set the record for blocked shots by a freshman with 72 two seasons ago and led the team in blocked shots again the next season with 39. The 6-foot, 10-inch forward averaged 16.9 minutes per game with 5.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in his sophomore season. Mickelson was one member of the 2011 recruiting class that was ranked No. 6 in the nation by Scout.com. With Mickelson’s departure, Rashad Madden is the only member of that draft class still with the Arkansas basketball team. The Razorbacks will look to incoming freshmen Moses Kingsley and Bobby Portis to fill the holes left by these former Hogs. Mickelson’s AAU basketball coach Ron Crawford said he had been contacted by 21 schools including three from the Southeastern Conference. However, Mickelson doesn’t want to play at an SEC school, Crawford said. There was speculation that the Jonesboro native would return home to play for the Arkansas State Red Wolves, but Crawford said that is not the case.

ished third with 841, Georgia finished fourth with 850 and Arkansas finished fifth with 855. The Hogs have a leader in junior Sebastian Cappelen, who has a season average of 72.80, and who tied for 18th at the Aggie Invitational last weekend. The other leader in stats is freshman Taylor Moore who finished eighth at the Aggie Invitational and has dropped his average game score by two

strokes from the fall season to the spring. He was also awarded SEC Freshman of the Week. “I feel like we’ve got some momentum,” McMakin said. “I feel like the guys are confident, and I look forward to seeing what we can do.” The Hogs will likely be paired with Alabama and Florida, the top two teams going into the tournament, and the Razorbacks are up to the challenge, McMakin said.

HIGH continued from page 7 searched the course, on which the Razorbacks have never played, in order to prepare the team. “It’s supposed to rain on Friday,” Estes-Taylor said of potential conditions and obstacles that the team could face. In order to let the team get prepared for such conditions, the Hogs played in the rain Saturday, Estes-Taylor said. “Little things like that,

that can prepare us so that they’re not thrown a curveball and not expecting something they might see this weekend,” Estes-Taylor said. An important aspect for a mixed bag of ages, it is easy for Estes-Taylor to get the younger players to understand the importance of the SEC Championship. “One of the great strengths of (Gabriela) and Regina both are they’re so passionate about the game

“I think, if we have a good week, obviously we have a chance to win. Again, if we can putt well, we will be, I think that everyone will be in a little bit of trouble. Our guys are playing exceptional right now,” McMakin said. The tournament will start Friday, April 19, and this championship will be the last competition for the men’s golf team until the NCAA Fayetteville Regional the weekend of May 16.

of golf, and their excitement level every single week is just so fun and contagious,” Estes-Taylor said. “The energy they’ve brought to this group is awesome, and they think every week is a big week.” “As a coach, that’s what you yearn for out of a young group,” Estes-Taylor said. The SEC Championships will be played on the Greystone Golf and Country Club course in Birmingham, Ala., April 19-21.

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