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University. Eason is remembered as a peaceful, caring and exuberant man. “Often when I’d see Djisovi, he’d greet me, “Hello, big chief!” Nieman said. Jason Wells-Jesen, a friend of Eason and an English instructor, remembers Eason’s fun personality. “It was always hard to tell if he was completely serious about anything,” Wells-Jensen said. “The question of how much to take him seriously was sort of an irrelevant question because he was sincere. He had a huge personality.” Nieman said Eason believed that understanding diversity was the key to peace. If there is no understanding between people, there can be no communication. “Then society becomes a pretty messy, conflict-ridden place,” Nieman said. Eason led an African drumming group every Friday. Wells-Jensen attended these sessions. “He would just welcome people with shouts and hugs,” WellsJensen said. “He would just lavish praise on my wife and my daughter especially, my daughter was the empress, and he would bow before her.” Nieman said the sound of the drums always soothed him. “On Friday afternoon, if you walked across campus, you’d always hear Djisovi’s drumming group,” Nieman said. “It always seemed to me a very spiritual and meditative way to end the week.” It’s true that Eason’s African drums have been silenced, but his legacy echoes forever through his friends, peers and the hundreds of lives he influenced. “I think if anyone were to get to the end of their lives and have had the impact on people that he did, they could be very happy with what they did in their lives,” Nieman said. “His was a life well lived.”

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sure that students could use their BG1 dollars, Elsasser said. Undergraduate Student Government President Johnnie Lewis understands why the athletic department outsourced concessions, but is wondering why they didn’t come talk to USG about the change. “I do want to speak with athletics to see what the motivation was,” Lewis said. “I want to ask why they didn’t come to USG to discuss this change.” Students probably won’t react too kindly to the change, Lewis said. “I know that students will voice their opinions and when they do, they will do so vocally,” he said. Elsasser acknowledged that he should have talked to USG about the change in concessions. “I would think that it was an oversight on our part not to include them [USG] in the RFP [request for a proposal], but it was kind of a quick timeline,” he said. “It happened early summer and ended in late summer.” Some students are concerned about price changes with the new company coming in, but USG said they were told the prices would not change. But some prices on the concession menu have increased. For example, the price of a hot dog went from $2 last year to $2.75 this year. Though several items have increased in price, there are other items that cost the same. Though customers may have to pay more for some food items, Gladieux does offer students a wider variety of food choices. “From a fan perspective attending the game you have a great variety of menu choices,” Elsasser said. “I think the ability to walk in and choose between a sausage sandwich to a chicken sandwich that is grilled right in front of you is great.” The reason for the concession change was to increase

the revenue the athletic department receives from the concessions. “Strictly revenue generating” Elsasser said. “We needed to look at every nook and cranny to generate revenue and this is one area that has a high impact and a high volume. If our concession commission increased by 3 [percent] to 5 percent from one year to the next we are bringing in that much more revenue to help [the department].” So at the end of last school year the athletic department announced they were putting out requests for proposals, in which area companies could submit a proposal about how they would manage the concession stands at University athletic events, Elsasser said. “[It was] an open invitation to concessionaires across the state and across the country including dining services to submit a proposal based on how they would operate it [concessions], what sort of commission bases they would give athletics,” he said. Dining Services understands the change was a business decision, director Gail Finan said. “Other MAC schools are changing also,” she said. I think it is good if we can generate more revenue for the athletic department to balance their budget.” Gladieux, who has signed a 10-year contract with the athletic department, has invested $150,000 in equipment to run the University concessions. “They [Gladieux] have renovated the concessions ... they have purchased register and ... BG1 equipment,” Elsasser said. “They have the everyday capital improvements from carpentry to painting to adding lights and things. They are looking at it as a long-term investment.” So far, Gladieux and the athletic department have received positive feedback about the concessions, Elsasser said. “The first game there were very positive comments,” he said. “The events we have had and the things they [Gladieux] has done ... has been very positive.”


that once people get used to the new policy it will work out for the best. “I think once everybody gets through the initial shock of change ... it will be more beneficial for everyone,” he said. “It cannot be a free-for-all and I think everyone understands that.” In the end they are just looking out for what is best for students’ health and safety, USG Speaker Jeremy Lehman said. Another problem students have with the policy is how much it will cost to go through the new catering service. “It just really limits what people can do and it makes it a lot more expensive to buy university catered food,” Beane said. Some organizations have withdrawn from this weekend tailgate party because they couldn’t afford it, she said. “A lot of people are having open

SPEAKER From Page 1 strive to be respected. It is important to go in with an open mind and to always remain fair. In the world of reporting someone will always be mad, but as the reporter he or she has to know how to handle it and be confident in the article. Reporters must know they did the best they could, it is there Zinser said a reporter can grow and earn respect. After all, the core values of journalism are always needed; it depends on

LATTA From Page 1 “We’re lucky to be involved in this kind of race during an offyear,” Lipian said during the meeting. “This is going to be the most important race in Ohio this year.” Latta, who has been in the Ohio House of Representatives since 2001, served as a state senator and a Wood County commissioner. So far Latta is one of only two Republicans to declare their candidacy in the primary. On the Democratic side, two-time congressional nominee and former University employee Robin

house brunches for their alumni instead,” said Beane. Another issue with the new policy is no student organized tent is allowed to serve alcohol. It is a new university policy this year that no student run organization can serve any alcohol, Yunker said. But for students and alumni who want to drink two tents will be placed at homecoming for those who are old enough to drink. “They [people] will be able to purchase hot dogs, hamburgers and if they are 21 or older they can purchase a beer,” Yunker said. “We have to control it in some aspects, but at the same time we have also opened some other opportunities for everbody so they can still come out and have a good time.” One thing to remember is that the athletic department doesn’t earn a profit through the new changes. “This is not a profit thing,” Yunker said. “We don’t make a huge profit.”


the role of the reporter to present them while bringing life to the story. Zinser also focused on the much too quick reactions of the media. As a reporter she emphasized the importance of taking the time to gather the news, claiming credibility is hurt when the reporter fails to take the time for the facts. “To do well it takes diligence and hard work,” said Zinser. Zinser gained her experience after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in newspaper journalism from Syracuse University. She

then went on to write for seven different newspapers including the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Philadelphia Daily News. She currently reports for The New York Times since August of 2003. During her career she has reported on the primary Olympics and been a New York Giants beat reporter. Megan Dixon, freshman journalism major, said she appreciated Zinser’s passion for her career. Zinser closed her speech by emphasizing her passion for writing: “I am a journalist at heart, what I happen to cover is sports.”

Weirauch is the only democrat to declare her candidacy. Latta’s opponent for the Republican nomination, State Sen. Steve Buehrer, has described himself as more of a fiscal conservative than Latta. Buehrer pointed toward his vote against Gov. Bob Taft’s 2003 tax increase and Latta’s vote in favor as evidence. When asked about this comment, Latta pointed toward the fact that he has been awarded the Watchdog of the Treasury award by the United Conservatives of Ohio three times as evidence otherwise. Latta also paints himself as a conservative on social issues. As a

state legislator, he has received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association and has a 100 percent anti-abortion voting record. Latta said that his top priorities in Congress would be to reduce government spending and cut taxes. “Government does not create wealth, government spends wealth,” he said. This is not Latta’s first time running for the 5th district seat. In 1988 Latta lost the republican primary to Gillmor by 27 votes. Primary elections in the in 5th district race will be held on Nov. 6. The general special election is Dec. 11.

MONDAY 10:38 A.M.

Someone slashed the tires of a car parked on East Court Street. 2:53 P.M.

Someone entered a vehicle on South Main Street and took a pioneer CD player, valued at $200. 3:03 P.M.

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle on East Napoleon Road and stole a $300 CD player and about 50 CDs. 6:34 P.M.

A woman was warned for criminal trespass after she was found with a video camera inside a bus at Fortress Towing on Bowling Green Road. The woman said that she was a student shooting a scene for her digital photography class.

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A resume is the first impression an applicant leaves on a potential employer. Because they are so important, the Career Center is holding sessions to critique student resumes. Good resumes show potential employers the applicant is able to meet the needs of the position the person is applying for. For students wondering if their resume meets the standards of most businesses, the Career Center will be holding two separate sessions of resume critiques this semester. The first is on Wednesday, Sept. 26 and another session will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Both sessions will last from 1 to 5 p.m. and are being held in room 116 in Conklin. At the events, representatives from the Career Center will work with students on a

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first come first serve basis. The events are part of an ongoing program provided by the Career Center. Students can attend satellite drop-in sessions which are available at Founders from 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday night. The sessions last fifteen minutes. Sue Young, assistant director at the Career Center, said good resumes show potential employers the applicant is able to meet the needs of the position which the applicant is applying for. Young said absolute accuracy in both spelling and grammar is also necessary to land an interview. Anything short of perfection in these areas could be devastating to an applicant. “Poor spelling and gram-

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“We needed to look at every nook and cranny to generate revenue and this is one area that has a high impact and a high volume.” — Jim Elsasser, assistant athletic director of internal affairs, on outsourcing concessions at sporting events to a Toledo company [see story, p. 1].

Why did you wear those shoes today?

“Because they’re extremely comfortable.”

“I was feeling a little bit in the spirit, it’s homecoming week so I wore orange.”

“Because they are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn in my life.”

“I just don’t have any flip-flops any more, because mine broke.”

FREDDIE WALKER, Junior, Exercise Specialist

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Space: the financial frontier



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In Jena, not all has gone wrong SEAN MARTIN | GUEST COLUMNIST

While there are undoubtedly some things in Jena, La. that need to be fixed, many are using the facts to promote their own agenda and paint a far different picture than what really is. And like with any other thing in the media that happens to be racial in nature, there is always more to the story. Simply believing a group because they say so is ignorant. I believe that the real problem is that there are a number of half truths being used to cast the entire event into doubt, more specifically the trial of Mychal Bell. First of all, let us consider the whole “found guilty by an all-white jury” claim. Yes the jury was all white, but do any of you know why it was that way? Some would rather not point out the facts that LaSalle Parish (where Jena is located) is 86.13 percent white according to the 2000 Census. That alone means that the chances of whites being picked over blacks is huge to start with. Could it be that probability played a part in the jury selection instead or racism? Or would it be more acceptable for fact to show that out of the all the randomly selected potential jurors the only ones that showed up were white. According to a Sept. 22 Associated Press report, an investigation into the potential jury list showed that there were, in fact, blacks who were on the list, but did not show up for jury duty. On June 29, the Chicago Tribune reported that Mychal Bell’s public defender, who himself is black, did not have a problem with the jury and did not call any witnesses on the defense’s behalf. Could it be that his counsel was incompetent or was it that that he knew everything in the trial was legal? As for bail being denied to Bell, would the fact that he had been put on probation for two counts of criminal damage to property shed any light on some of the opinions that are floating around? According to the Shreveport Times, Bell was on probation until Jan. 18, 2008. Now if anyone in Bowling

“The focus should be on the incidents leading up to the now-famous attack on Justin Baker, not the last act itself.” Green is on probation for two crimes, how do you think the courts up here would react if they then found out you were arrested for a violent crime? He was treated no differently than any of us would have been. Still feel like he was railroaded by the system? Or do the facts now seem like a legal application of the law that was twisted into racially tenuous facts simply to draw attention to a perfectly legal process. As for the nooses, “White Tree” incident, the convenience store, fair barn, the fire in Jena High School; these are the issues that should be looked at and then judged after you look at each individual event, and then try to connect the dots. My whole point is that there have been wrongs committed, but the trial is not one of them. Rather the focus should be on the incidents leading up to the now-famous assault on Justin Baker, not the last act itself. There is always more to a story than both sides are willing to admit, and as responsible adults it is your job to not believe either side just because they say that they have all the facts. In all honesty, I hope that you doubt me and my facts and go out and do some of your own research and come up with your own educated opinions and not take someone’s word for it. Martin is a senior majoring in political science and history. Send responses to his column to

TOMORROW IN FORUM A column from Grant Pardee.

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Space exploration is as controversial an issue as they come. Due to space exploration’s very money-hungry yet technologyadvancing nature, some people fully support it and attest to its greatness, while others ponder: “How many people could have been helped with that money?” Either way one looks at it, the issue is a heated one, in a multitude of ways. As everyone should know, money fuels everything in a capitalistic nation. In the U.S., space exploration is by no means an exception to this rule. NASA goes through money by the billions every year in order to fund its programs and conduct research. Proof of this spending can be found on NASA’s own Web site, By the end of this 2007 fiscal year, NASA estimates that it will receive almost $17 billion from the federal government, in compliance with President Bush’s five-year budget plan. A great deal of money it is, no doubt. Furthermore, the agency is currently scheduled to be funded with even more money throughout the following years. For the 2008 fiscal year, NASA’s federal funding is planned to rise above $17 billion, and its funding could break $18 billion in 2010. If the current spending plan continues on, NASA’s annual funding could be up to twenty-three billion dollars by

the year 2020. As previously mentioned, this is quite a large sum of money. Needless to say, an almost infinite number of other ideas or programs could be implemented with such an amount. However, in order to make a valid judgment on the issue, one must have an idea of just how much money is consumed by all other agencies and departments under the federal government, not just one single program. Some Americans do not have an accurate idea of how astronomically high such numbers can go, especially when debt is involved. NASA’s allotment of funds is minuscule in scale when compared to other monetary measurements. Let’s use an example: according to the government Web site and, the current total U.S. budget deficit ranks in the trillions range: Approximately $9 trillion (as of Sept. 22). When compared to the absolutely phenomenal quantity of money which constitutes our national debt, the money relegated to NASA’s federal funding seems inconsequential. In a certain sense, war might seem a much bigger waste of money than the space program (but I’m not commenting on the wars right now; no hate mail!). Regardless of this, many people fully support space travel, and argue that NASA has many redeeming qualities which are well worth the money spent. This is true. Back in the 1960’s during the space race, NASA provided an excellent source of good morale for the U.S. in the Cold War era. In an age of

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vicious, cutthroat competition with the Soviet Union and its own space program, the eventual triumph of NASA over the Soviets marked a definitive chapter in U.S. history where the States reigned supreme over the Russkies. Not only did this show the United States’ superiority in space over the Soviets, but it also pushed aviation and rocketry technology forward at a rapid pace. This, it can be assumed, is space exploration’s primary benefit: advances in technology. Just as war pushes medicinal science forward and competition between rivals produces better end results, space exploration, aeronautics and aviation studies from NASA regularly show new advances in rocketry (ion engines, scramjets), airplanes (delta wings, composite building materials), and satellite technology (GPS, communications satellites). Without a sturdy space program, we would not have the capability of putting communications satellites into orbit, we would never have the simply incredible photos of deep space from orbital telescopes (nor the orbital telescopes themselves), or many of the other technologies which have sprouted from space program-related endeavors and experiments. For all the money poured into the federal space program, much good has come of it. All in all, many good technologies have been invented and implemented by our space program. Although it is indeed expensive, a great number of helpful and innovative technologies have come from NASA, and as space exploration becomes privatized in the future, we may see even more unique advancements in technology. Although I am sometimes a bit skeptical of space exploration, NASA has its own merits and technological breakthroughs validating its existence. Send responses to this column to

The facts are all there, just read your science textbooks ANDREA HULME | GUEST COLUMNIST

This is in response to a letter to the editor published on Monday, Sept. 24, regarding several columns written about religion [“The facts are all there, just read your Bible”]. The author made some very generalized and uninformed assertions about science that are sadly all-too-common. I am not going to address the topic of religious beliefs, or lack thereof. I only want to point out the silliness of trying to argue about a topic on which one is uninformed because it sounds weak and unprofessional. First, the author makes a series of improperly simplified statements about what “science

“I only want to point out the silliness of trying to argue about a topic on which one is uninformed because it sounds weak and unprofessional.” argues,” including “the earth was created by the collision of two rocks.” Then he asks where the water came from. Scientists do not think that two “rocks” collided and the present-day Earth suddenly appeared from the rubble. The idea is that, due to the collision, the earth was a very hot rock for a really long time before it cooled and rain (which came from the ice on the original rocks) began to fall. Keep in


mind that this is also a simplified version of the events and there is plenty of literature to read for more details. Next, the author asks “where did life come from?” Then proceeds to scorn the idea of life having been brought to Earth on those “two rocks” that collided, which is what he must think

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David Harnish’s column on Sept. 21 managed to further misrepresent Gen. David Petraeus, which was what he apparently was upset about in the first place [“Of course Petraeus would say what he did”] . Harnish’s credentials, as published on the College of Music’s Web site, while impressive, show that Harnish has had no sort of education that would lead anyone to believe that he can speak as an authority on this matter. Harnish’s first point was that the only reason that Petraeus was serving as the commander of multinational forces in Iraq was because he was the last remaining choice of three generals considered for the position. This greatly devalues the contributions that Petraeus has made to both his country and more specifically, to the type of warfare that is being currently fought in Iraq. Furthermore, Petraeus has qualifications far beyond being the last in line for the job that make him the best choice for his current position. Beyond his being a general, Petraeus has MPA and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from Princeton. He also was recognized in 2005 by US News and World Report as one of America’s top 25 leaders. He in no small way contributed to writing the book on how to fight an insurgent based war during his time as commander of the 101st Airborne Division, and his doctrine has been responsible for many of the successes that our military has seen in Iraq in the past two years. Another fallacy in Harnish’s article is that he makes the incorrect assumption that Petraeus is a member of the Bush administration. Members of the military, from the lowest enlisted man, all the way to the highest ranking generals do serve the president, but the military is a nonpolitical entity. Petraeus as a soldier swore an oath to serve the president, whoever that may be, and in his career, has served under many presidents. It would be easier to argue that he were a member of the presidential administration if he was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but he is not. Harnish’s viewpoints appear to be impassioned, as someone who is weary of this war. Thus, I am left wondering if Harnish simply took the opportunity to lash out at a situation that he is angry about and doesn’t understand, and based upon his credentials cannot be expected to understand. Hasher is a senior majoring in criminal justice. Send responses to his column to

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A HISTORY OF SUCCESS “I never wanted to be a volleyball coach. That’s what’s funny about my story. It just kind of happened. I went to Ball State to be an elementary teacher.”

HOCKEY BG picked to finish 12th in preseason polls

Denise Van De Walle | BG volleyball

The BG hockey team was picked to finish 12th in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association according to the preseason coaches’ poll and media poll released yesterday at the annual CCHA media day.

FOOTBALL BG News football program to come out on Friday For an in-depth look at Saturday’s game against Western Kentucky at “The Doyt.”

OUR CALL Today in Sports History 1992—Phil Pecota of the Mets becomes the first positional player in team history to pitch in a 19-2 loss to the Pirates. 1981—Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan tosses his fifth career no-hitter against the Dodgers. 1979—Coverage of the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles is sold to ABC for $225 million. 1975—The Mets and Phillies play in a double-header that ends at 3:15 a.m. 1964—The Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set a record by using 43 players in nine innings. 1950—Phillies pitcher Jim Konstanty makes a record 71st appearance of the year.

The List Late season collapses in the heat of a pennant race can be depressing. Here we list five of the worst collapses of all time. 1. 1995 Angels—These guys led the A.L. West by eleven games on Aug. 9, then fell apart and lost a one-game playoff to Seattle.

2. 1914 New York Giants—On Jul. 21, they had a 10.5 game lead on the Boston Braves. They would finish the season 10.5 games back. 3. 1969 Cubs—They had a 9.5 game lead by Aug. 14, only to play an absolutely awful September and lose the pennant by eight games to the Mets.

4. 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers— They led the Giants by 13.5 games. The “G-men” went on a massive winning streak down the stretch to forcea three-game playoff, capped off by Bobby Thompson’s “Shot heard ‘round the world”. 5. 1978 Red Sox—This collapse can be summed up in two words: Bucky Dent.


ABOVE: BG volleyball coach Denise Van De Walle poses with the trophy she received on Saturday in honor of 25 years of service to the volleyball program. RIGHT: Van De Walle talks to her team during a game at the 2006 MAC Tournament. BELOW: Van de Walle gets into the action during Saturday’s match against Northern Illinois. Since becoming coach in 2983, she has won 450 career matches.

Van De Walle continues winning tradition at BG that’s 25 years, 450 wins in the making By Sean Shapiro Reporter

September 20th, Coach Denise Van De Walle won her 450th career match as the head volleyball coach at BG. The match, which was also her team’s conference opener helped ensure Van De Walle’s legacy as one of the top coaches in volleyball history in her 25th season at BG. Twenty-five years ago, Van De Walle couldn’t see herself spending two years at BG, let alone 25. She was from Indiana and believed that Indiana Volleyball far surpassed Ohio volleyball. “I never wanted to be a volleyball coach, that’s what’s funny about my story. It just kind of happened, I went to Ball State to be an elementary teacher,” Van De Walle said. Van De Walle went to Ball State University and majored in education, planning to become a teacher after graduation.

The Ball State Cardinal At Ball State Van De Walle was a standout setter, captaining the team in 1975 and leading the team to an Indiana State Championship in 1973. “She is definitely dedicated to the sport of volleyball, she has an unbridled enthusiasm, she was just a spark plug when she

was a player,” said Van De Walle’s coach at Ball State, Dr. Barbara Curcio. Following her collegiate career, Van De Walle never planned to coach. But when the position opened up at Northside High School in Muncie, Ind. she took the job with encouragement from Curcio. At Northside, Van De Walle was an instant success leading her team to a 29-1 record and a state championship in her first year. Following her 1978 season in which she was named the Indiana high school athletic association coach of the year, Van De Walle returned to her alma mater to assist her college coach Dr. Curcio. Leaving Northside meant that Van De Walle would make volleyball her full time profession. “I made a decision that I would choose coaching volleyball because that was still teaching and if I would have stayed with the elementary I would be giving up the volleyball side of things and I didn’t want to do that,” Van De Walle said. Following stints as assistants at both Ball State and Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo Van De Walle took the job opening at BG in the fall of 1983.

To the BGSU student body, The Bowling Green football team opened the home season with a 48-35 win over Temple last Saturday. Most of you, of course, are already aware of this fact, because you were a big reason for the win. With nearly 4,000 students at the game, Saturday marked one of the best student turnouts at ‘The Doyt’ in recent memory. The support of the crowd was a huge factor in the Falcons’ MAC-opening win over the Owls. We hope those of you who were at the game had a great time and are making plans to return. If you weren’t able to be at last weekend’s game, you have another chance this weekend. The Falcons host Western Kentucky on Saturday at 6:00 p.m., and there will be plenty of Homecoming Week festivities leading up to the game. The Falcons are playing an exciting brand of football this season, and we want you to be a part of it. Following Saturday’s game, the team will play three road games in a row before returning home on Oct. 27. There will be many alumni returning to campus this weekend, with fond memories of their college days here at BGSU. Perry Stadium has always been a difficult place for opponents to win, and we want to keep it that way. Thanks for your support last Saturday, and we hope to see you again this Saturday night. Thanks again, and Go Falcons, Gregg Brandon, Head Coach BGSU Football Greg Christopher BGSU Director of Athletics

The New Head Coach Van De Walle’s first impression of BG was a forgettable experience as neither the town nor the University seemed appealing. “I thought I’d be here four years tops. I was very uncomfortable in Bowling Green. I was strictly an Indiana kid. I loved Indiana. I loved Ball State. I loved Indiana volleyball,” Van De Walle said. Van De Walle decided to keep

the job for four years, staying as long as the top recruit on her first team, Lisa Bardinelli. In Van De Walle’s first season she lead the Falcons to an 11-22 record, getting her first career win on September 10, 1983 against Wayne State. In what would have been her final year according to her fouryear plan, Van De Walle led the Falcons to a 26-8 record good

for third in the MAC. Van De Walle didn’t leave after the 1986 season.

25 Years After two sub-.500 seasons, Van De Walle turned the program around and created the groundwork for the program today. In

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Vick, three co-defendants will receive additional charge from Virginia court By Hank Kurz Jr. The Associated Press

SUSSEX, Va. — Michael Vick and three co-defendants were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on state charges related to a dogfighting ring operated on Vick’s Virginia property. Vick, who already pleaded guilty in federal court to a dogfighting conspiracy charge and is awaiting sentencing Dec. 10, was indicted on one count of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and one count of engaging in or promoting dogfighting. Each count is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The grand jury declined to indict the Atlanta Falcons quarterback and two co-defendants on eight counts of killing or causing to be killed a companion animal, which would have exposed them to as many as 40 years in prison if convicted. Su r r y Cou nt y Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald G. Poindexter asked that the four be arraigned Oct. 3 and requested that each be released on a $50,000 personal recogni-


BAD NEWS: Michael Vick will face an additional dogfighting charge from Virginia.

zance bond. None of the defendants nor their lawyers were in court. “We are disappointed that these charges were filed in Surry County since it is the same conduct covered by the federal indictment for which Mr. Vick has already accepted full responsibility” and pleaded guilty, Billy Martin, one of Vick’s

attorneys, said in a statement. Martin said Vick’s legal team would examine the charges “to ensure that he is not held accountable for the same conduct twice.” Laura Taylor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said the office would have no comment. The charges are the first leveled against Vick in the county where he built a home on 15 acres that was the base of the dogfighting operation. The grand jury — made up of two black men, two black women and two white women — met for more than three hours. “These are serious charges, and we can assure you that this grand jury was not driven by racial prejudice, their affection or lack of affection for professional athletes, or the influence of animal rights activists and the attendant publicity,” Sheriff Harold Brown and Poindexter said in a joint statement. Poindexter said he was not

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ball. The commissioner was here and the trophy was sitting on the table,� Van De Walle said. BG swept the match. It was fact since the 1986 season only their first win against Western four BG volleyball teams have Michigan, and the first time they had taken a game from the had losing records. In her career Van De Walle Broncos. It was a game of many firsts for has lead her team to three conference championships and to the Falcons; a MAC championa 1991 NCAA Tournament berth. ship, 1,000 fans and the first time She has more wins than any BG volleyball was on television. Throughout her career as coach in not only BG history but a coach, volleyball not only also MAC history. Among Van De Walle’s fond- brought Van De Walle to BG, but est memories, her biggest career also around the world. “Volleyball has been a vehicle victory at BG came Nov. 11, 1989 when she led the Falcons to their for me to see the world,� Van De first MAC Championship against Walle said. Western Michigan at Anderson Giving Back to the Game Arena. BG volleyball is not the only Not only was the match for a MAC championship, but Western team Van De Walle has coached Michigan hadn’t lost a MAC over the last 25 years.She has match in six years, an unprec- volunteered her time at many edented 98-game MAC winning camps as well as helping coach the US women sitting volleyball streak. “It was the first time we had over team. 1,000 fans in this gym for volleyThe sitting team is comprised


BG volleyball team is rounding into one of Van De Walle’s better years. Earlier this season they were ranked 10th in the Midwest. Her players realize that Van De Walle is the catalyst behind BG volleyball’s history and the future as they look to continue their winning streak this coming weekend at Kent State and Ohio University. “Coach is everything about volleyball at this school, she has done so much for us and this program,� said Maggie Karges, senior. Among her accolades and honors, Van De Walle measures something non-material on her ladder of success. Her coaching has been about the players and the relationships she has made with them. The Future “If there was one thing I wantIn the current season Van De ed them to know, is that I really Walle has led her team to an 10-5 cared and tried to made a difrecord and are currently on a six- ference in their life,� Van De match winning streak. The 2007 Walle said. of disabled athletes who play the sport sitting on the floor. With the sitting team Van De Walle has traveled to places like Holland, Greece and China. In 2004 Van De Walle led the sitting team to a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. “How hard could I really push a disabled athlete? I have found you can push them to limit, I mean it’s no different than pushing the BG team to be successful and strive for excellence,� Van De Walle said. In addition to traveling to places with the US sitting team, Van De Walle has also visited places like Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa and Serbia doing camps and working with a program called Athletes in Action.

VICK From Page 5 disappointed that the grand jury rejected eight additional charges of killing dogs. “I’m just glad to get this to the position where it is now and one day in the not too distant future, we will be rid of these cases,� he said. Pressed on whether he presented evidence about Vick confessing to the killings, Poindexter said “these are secret proceedings,� adding he was sure it was put to the grand jury. However, Poindexter said he didn’t know NICK WASS | AP PHOTO what testimony was given, because he was not present when THROUGH FOR NOW: Michael Vick won’t play again until his prison sentence is over. witnesses testified. In a written plea for the federal have admitted their involvement officials, who started the investigacase, Vick admitted helping kill and detailed what they claim was tion with a raid on Vick’s property six to eight dogs at the property. Vick’s role. in late April, those signed stateSimilarly, his three co-defendants For county law enforcement ments provided ample evidence

to support further prosecution. As was Vick, co-defendant Purnell Peace was indicted on one count of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and one count of engaging in or promoting dogfighting. Quanis Phillips was indicted on one count of engaging in or promoting dogfighting. But Tony Taylor faces four counts — three counts of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and one count of engaging in or promoting dogfighting. A defense attorney at the courthouse yesterday said he was “befuddled� when he learned the grand jury rejected eight additional charges of killing dogs. “There’s something going on here that I don’t understand,� said Joe Pennington of Norfolk, who does not represent any of the parties. “The grand jury is generally regarded by defense attorneys as a rubber stamp.�

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Former, McCallister current tears ACL, player file done for reports over season stolen rings By Jeffrey McMurray The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — One Kentucky football player and one former player have filed separate police reports about recent thefts in which they say their Music City Bowl rings were taken, but it was unclear yesterday whether the incidents are related. Anthony Stewart, a junior receiver, reported Sunday that his Lexington home was burglarized over the weekend while the Wildcats were on the road against Arkansas. There was evidence of forced entry into the home, including interior and exterior damage, and the thief took several items, Stewart said in his police report. Among them was the ring Stewart and his teammates received after winning last year’s Music City Bowl. The other incident was reported last week by former player Sylvester Miller, who lives several miles away from Stewart, Lexington police Sgt. Jody Stowers said. Miller reported he was missing two of his rings — one from the 1999 Music City Bowl, another commemorating the 2002 season when Kentucky wasn’t eligible for a bowl. Stowers said there was no evidence of forced entry at Miller’s house and he wasn’t sure exactly when the theft occurred. “There’s a possibility they’re not connected,� Stowers said. Stewart attended practice yesterday but didn’t talk with the media. Coach Rich Brooks said it was a private matter that police are handling. “That’s too bad because it’s something they worked hard to earn and will remember for a long time,� Brooks said. The 1999 and 2006 seasons are the last two times the Wildcats have appeared in postseason play. They lost to Syracuse in 1999 and defeated Clemson last year — the team’s first bowl victory in 22 years.


LIMPING OFF: The Saints’ Deuce McCallister leaves the field Monday night. By Brett Martel The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — In Deuce McAllister’s locker, front-andcenter on the top shelf, is a goldpainted wooden carving of the word: “Believe!� After his second season-ending knee injury in three seasons, the Saints’ 28-year-old all-time leading rusher wants to believe he will return to the NFL as an elite running back. It won’t be easy, and he knows it. “Obviously, the questions: Will you ever be the same? Will you ever be the back that you once were? Those are the different thoughts that obviously run through your mind as a player,� McAllister said. “I believe in myself. It’s just a matter of me putting the time in and me putting the work in.� McAllister said an MRI exam yesterday confirmed his worst fears: He tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in Monday night’s 31-14 loss to Tennessee. During the second quarter, McAllister landed awkwardly after catching a short pass from Drew Brees. McAllister walked off the field on his own, but having torn his right ACL in 2005, he was worried. “I just told myself to get up off the ground. One lesson I learned growing up was to never let your opponent see you hurt. Regardless of what it is, if you can walk, walk off that field,� McAllister said. “Once I got to the sideline, I knew it. I didn’t want to believe it, but just taking the walk to the locker room I could feel it just kind of giving way a little bit and that was just kind of reminiscent of how the other one felt.� McAllister said there was also some damage to his medial collateral ligament. Five games into the 2005 season, McAllister tore his right ACL during a run in Green Bay. After reconstructive surgery, he returned to rush for 1,057 yards in 2006, helping the Saints to the NFC South title and starring in their playoff victory over Philadelphia. Now McAllister needs reconstructive surgery on the other knee, likely a patellar tendon graft, followed by the long, painful rehabilitation that will last almost until 2008 training camp begins, if not longer. In between, there will be an offseason, when uncomfortable reminders that the NFL is a business resurface in greater frequency. McAllister is in the third year of an eight-year, $50.1 million contract. And the Saints also have Reggie Bush, who in his second season will now be the undisputed featured running back in New Orleans for the remainder of this year, at least. Bush, who had two short touchdown runs Monday night but otherwise has struggled to find his game-breaking form this season, declined to speak with reporters yesterday. Fullback Mike Karney, who has blocked for McAllister since 2005, choked up while talking about his teammate’s latest setback. “I hugged him and started crying,� Karney said, taking a deep breath. “It’s tough to see a great guy, first and foremost, a great player, have to suffer another season-ending injury. ... He’s the best I’ve been around. It’s sad. It’s hard to take ... I play the game for guys like him.�




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Avid gamers find friendship playing Halo 3 everywhere have waited years for this game to come out and now that it’s here, it has captured our lives. GREG CHICK I apologize for continuing the HUMOR COLUMNIST stereotype of men as the only people who play videogames. I encourage any hardcore female It’s a warm sunny day out. Halo-fan that is offended by this You’re sprawled out on the fresh to send me a message; we can go shaven grass as you smell that out some time and debate the sweet summer odor. As the hot efficacy of the Spartan Laser versun beams down on you, you sus homing rockets in the oblitlook out in the distance and eration of approaching enemy see four of your friends. They’re Brute Choppers over dinner. a good mile away so you click The purpose of my article this your binocular thing to get a betweek is not to further proliferate ter look. Your friends exit their my stereotype as the biggest nerd vehicle and seem to be carrying on campus, but rather to educate something. You pause to enjoy the wonderful breeze that pushes those who don’t understand why I and others dedicate hours on your head back. A beautiful end to a “childish” videogame. A monarch butterfly flaps by you lot of people hate on us guys for as you turn back towards your friends. You begin to concentrate, not being open and in touch with our emotions. I don’t think this and then, a quick, deep breath. is the case at all. There’s nothing BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! like massacring droves of fellow After piercing all of your online warriors alongside your friends’ head with your sniper rifle rounds you hear “Killtacular!” closest friends to build camaraderie. War brings us all closer screamed over your loudspeaktogether. ers as you just prevented your Shedding blood, sweat and friends from capturing the flag. tears together is the basis for As you hear your friends scream most of my close friendships. in the other room, a large smile Using my voice communicabrandishes your face. tor, I understand my friends And so it’s begun as Halo 3 more through an online game has been released to salivating of team slayer than hanging out fans everywhere. You may have at Starbucks, studying together noticed in the past few days a decline in the male population as or whatever cultural practices we’ve migrated to our command people do to socialize. Some of my deepest conversations with centers in front of our TVs. Men

JON RUGGIERO NOT NEWS COLUMNIST Well, unfortunately, as happens almost every year, I’ve become sick. Yes, I know, shocking, right? Getting sick in college? It never happens. Who would’ve thought that being encased in a hall with 40 other disgusting disease vectors (college students) would make me sick? Seriously, plague rats are healthier than I am right now. I’m pretty sure some of you feel the same way. Stuffiness, headaches, the inability to leave bed and go to classes (actually that’s pretty normal). All classic signs of a cold. But not to worry. Dr. Jon (DDS) is here to heal what ails ya! First of all, most common colds come with a little

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“There’s nothing like massacring droves of fellow online warriors alongside your closest friends to build camaraderie.” my friends have occurred while I laid cover fire against a hoard of enemies while trying to protect the bomb carrier. What better way is there to lament your ridiculous course load than to express it while driving a Warthog over enemy corpses? The best way to catch up on someone’s life is to rush an enemy’s base alongside them, smashing the Brute Hammer and slicing the Elite Sword into opponent’s skulls as you discuss the hardships of day-to-day life. Personally, I like to share my recent crushes on people with my friends while I camp an enemy’s base, patiently waiting for the next victim to pop his head up and expose himself to my sniper rifle. Sharing stories is the cornerstone of online gaming. I may sound elitist, but I’m really not. I welcome the opportunity to bring new players into the online community. Playing videogames is something we can all benefit from. Why work on a paper when I could teach you how to toss a sticky grenade onto someone’s face from a few yards out? What’s the point of stats homework when we can save the Earth together from Covenant invasion and Flood annihila-

Dr. Jon offers unlikely remedies pet, known as a frog in your throat. Yeah, scratchy throats suck. They’re especially bothersome when you’re in a quiet environment, and you’re constantly coughing and bothering those around you (like all of the other nerds in the library). But, thankfully, the remedy for such an ailment is rather simple: drink the urine of a blind hermit from the hills of Sicily, and then eat a bald eagle’s tail feather. But, if you can’t get all of that stuff, cough lozenges and warm soup can also help (but not nearly as well). Sometimes, a cough isn’t the main problem. What if you’ve got a Winnie the Poohsized rumbly in your tumbly that you just can’t control? Stomach flues are also quite common, and they can cause vomiting. Vomiting is usually brought on by eating something unpleasant or trying to show your friends that a

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bottle of Jack Daniels is as weak as “a baby bottle.” But, you can curb most stomach sicknesses with some Pepto Bismol or an antacid or two. If that doesn’t work, you can at least be happy with all the weight you’ll lose from puking so much! (After all, that’s apparently how the models do it.) The biggest and most tiresome of all ailments, though, has to be the faucet that gets opened up in the old schnoz. Runny noses are a major pain,and, unlike these other symptoms, they are very hard to get rid of. But I have heard of a strange Asian custom that involves a teapot. Apparently, the ancient Chinese secret that everyone talks about is taking a teapot (with freshly brewed tea inside) and pouring it straight into your nose.

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tion? I can tell a lot more about a person by the way they handle a battle rifle in battle than sharing some lunch at the Union. Maybe you need a break from the stress of class; what better way then driving a Warthog along the beach of Zanzibar, taking in the beautiful sunrise and the calming sound of the waves. We all need to take a look inside and re-prioritize ourselves. What the University thinks you should commit in time to homework (and who does that?) is better spent on increasing your online rank. What good is a degree from this place; I’d rather have a saved video of me scoping an opponent ten yards away in mid-air or a snapshot of me assassinating someone with the sword. So for those of you that are finishing the fight night in and night out, I look forward to spraying you from behind cover. I can’t wait to meet you all and get to know you; not over a cappuccino from Starbucks, but over the death and destruction of fellow online competitors.

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Bush meets with Iraqi prime minister By Jennifer Loven Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — President Bush pressed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki yesterday to move on stalled measures deemed critical to political reconciliation, while alMaliki made clear his unhappiness about the killing of Iraqi civilians by private U.S. security contractors. Meeting face to face for the second time this month, the two leaders used polite diplomatic language to talk publicly about tense issues. It was a sign of how little room each has to maneuver: The Iraqi prime minister owes his still-tenuous political survival in large part to staunch White House support, and Bush, even if dissatisfied with al-

ANDREA From Page 4 most scientists believe. That is not what most, or even many, scientists believe. Most scientists would agree that life would be unlikely to survive that impact. As to the question of how something could evolve from nothing? There is by no means a universally accepted theory about how the atmosphere of the earth was formed, and how these conditions could give rise to basic life, but there are plenty of solid ones — one needs to only do a little reading. Lastly, the author says some-

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Maliki’s leadership in some areas, recognizes there is virtually no alternative to replace him. Bush is under tremendous pressure from congressional Democrats and Republicans alike to show that his loyalty to al-Maliki is justified, given the Iraqi’s slow progress in bringing rival sects together to lessen fighting and meet benchmarks set by Washington. So after their hour-long meeting, the president praised al-Maliki for “your dedication and your commitment� while speaking vaguely — though pointedly — about the need for unspecified “political parties in Iraq� to make strides. “Some politicians may be trying to block the law to gain special advantage,� said Bush, who also

met with al-Maliki in Iraq on Labor Day. “And these parties have got to understand that it’s in the interests of Iraq to get good law passed.� Much-delayed action, such as a national oil law, have stalled in the Iraqi parliament amid factional bickering and, in some cases, defections. Bush also underscored Iraq’s obligation to beef up security forces. “I assured him we want his security forces well-trained, mobile and capable of handling Iraqi security on their own,� said Bush, who in January had said Iraq would be able to handle security in all 18 provinces by November. Al-Maliki defended his government’s performance while saying “the task before us is gigantic.�

thing that causes scientists and many others to cringe. He states that “evolution says we come from monkeys.� This is not at all what the theory of human evolution says. But people continue to make this statement, often following it with “so why do monkeys still exist?� The theory of human evolution says that humans, as well as monkeys and other modern primates, evolved from a common ancestor, an ape-like mammal. There is a great deal of hard evidence to support this concept, which is why it is a scientific theory. Before anyone tries to argue against something, they should inform themselves about the topic from objective

sources. I lied — I will make one point about religious beliefs. The author of Monday’s letter presented the Bible as evidence of God’s existence and evidence against scientific theories. Since believing in God requires faith, the Bible should be used to present people with a path to God and not as “hard evidence� of his existence. The Bible could be proven wrong tomorrow as easily as could the theory of evolution. Both viewpoints require a little faith.

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The man behind it all Bob Sebo, a BGSU graduate, trustee and donor talks about his life and dreams | Page 2

Hundreds of donors helped build the center Meet some of the top 12 donors and read the list of all the others | Page 3

From the athletes’ point of view They say the new facility will help with confidence and make them stronger | Page 5 BRANDON HEISS FOR THE BG NEWS


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A Falcon’s dream, years in the making Sebo gave University $3.5 million for athletic center By Alison Kemp Assistant Campus Editor

Bob Sebo’s dream has come true. The athletic facility he wanted the University to have was dedicated during a Saturday-morning ceremony before the football game. Student athletes from BGSU’s 18 varsity sports will use the Sebo Athletic Center for training and treatment. The football team’s locker room is now housed there, as are meeting rooms and offices. In an outdoor ceremony, Sebo and the other 496 donors were recognized for their efforts in funding this facility. Mike Marsh, the chair of the Board of Trustees, began the ceremony by talking about Greg Christopher, the University’s athletic director, because he wanted the stalled building plans for a new athletic facility completed. Christopher talked about the unsung heroes, starting with Urban Meyer, the University’s football coach before Gregg Brandon. When Meyer arrived in 2001, talks for a new student-athlete center began with Sebo. The Sebo Athletic Center has done many things already for the University, but there is one aspect Christopher mentioned that is not something material. “The one thing that stands above all — pride,” Christopher said. He explained that seeing the athletes’ faces and body language when they entered the facility for the first time this school year showed how much pride they have for the center. The president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, volleyball player Stephanie Swiger, said the Sebo Athletic


STANDING TALL: Bob Sebo, a 1958 graduate of the University, stands in front of his dream, the Sebo Athletic Center. Sebo donated $3.5 million to the new building, taking the forefront of 496 other donors.

“It’s a symbol of possibilities [...] We’re building dreams, athletic dreams, academic dreams.” Sidney Ribeau | BGSU President Center shows how much the donors believe in the University’s athletes. “It will help to propel BGSU teams to the top of the MAC conference,” she said, adding the center will also help bring students to the school.

“It’s a symbol of possibilities,” University President Sidney Ribeau said. The Sebo Athletic Center is part of the Building Dreams campaign, which is the centennial campaign for the University.

The campaign aims to raise $120 million by December 2008. To date, $117 million has been raised, Ribeau said. “We’re building dreams, athletic dreams, academic dreams,” Ribeau said. During Sebo’s speech, he said the building that was built was the architect’s first rendition. He wanted a building that was brass and glass, and that’s what he got. “No one’s going to miss it,” Sebo said. One of his favorite parts of the facility is the band stands. He had a vision where “our fabulous Falcon Marching Band [can sit], where people on both sides can see and hear them,” he said. The band stands are named after Roy Weger, a University music professor from 1953 to 1965, who is now deceased. His son Mike, a BGSU football allAmerican who played in the NFL, made the donation for the stands. Sebo also discussed the new FieldTurf. He said God may not have graduated from Bowling Green, but that he was looking down on BGSU the night of the BGSU-Miami game last November. “Ruining the field made it easy to replace,” Sebo said. Only gifted dollars were used to update the field. The dedication ceremony ended with a performance by the HeeBeeBGs of the University Men’s Chorus. They started to sing, and then stopped mid-line. The group conferred for a couple of seconds and started singing again, this time with the lyrics changed to “Bob Sebo,” “our student athletes love you so” and “thank you for all you’ve done.”


ALL SMILES: Bob Sebo talks to women’s volleyball co-captain Stephanie Swiger after the Lady Falcons win against NIU last Saturday. Sebo was in town for the dedication of the Sebo Athletic Center before Saturday’s football game.

For athletics, a new home of brass and glass By Alison Kemp Assistant Campus Editor

He’s had a life-long interest in sports. He also loves band and music. And he loves the University. So Bob Sebo donated the money for the lead gift for a new athletic facility on campus. He wanted to see brass and glass adorning this facility. He wanted a facility that could be recognized by everyone passing the University. What he got is the Sebo Athletic Center. Sebo graduated from the University in 1958. He played football in high school, but because of a knee injury, he wasn’t able to play here. Instead, he played in the concert band under the direction of Roy Weger, a music professor at the University from 1953 to 1965. He stayed in contact with the University during his professional career, and began talking with Urban Meyer, a past football coach, about his ability and inability to recruit, Sebo said. One thing they decided was necessary to improve recruitment was a facility that had better training and meeting rooms. Sebo said he was brought a brick building, but that was not what he wanted. He wanted a building that would be recognizable and not grow ivy. The building built from his donation and the donations of 496 other people is an attention-

“I see the success of our athletes once again generating a positive attitude among our students and alums.” Bob Sebo | University Alumus grabber, and he never doubted that it would be anything less. “The attitude it created when you bring a new athletic facility, it gives them a really positive attitude,” Sebo said. The Sebo Athletic Center isn’t just helping the athletes, Sebo said. “I see the success of our athletes once again generating a positive attitude among our students and alums,” Sebo said. “It will and should benefit everyone by being able to recruit more,” Sebo said. Nice facilities on campus create alumni who are proud of their University, Sebo said, which “makes it easier for them to contribute,” he said. And the University’s centennial campaign has been especially successful for that reason, Sebo said.

See SEBO | Page 6

Facilities allow teams to set higher goals By Alison Kemp Assistant Campus Editor


FOCUSED ON THE GOAL: Marc Larson, a sophomore on the men’s basketball team, works out in the Sebo Athletic Center as Rick Court, assistant strength and conditioning coach, looks on. Larson is one of the many student athletes who utilizes the strength training room located on the first floor of the new student athletic center.

Teams were struggling with recovering from injuries. There were no meeting facilities specifically for athletes. But now with the Sebo Athletic Center, things are different. There are meeting rooms, a new weight room, viewing rooms and offices, along with the football locker room in the new facility. It also brought something other than new equipment and rooms and faster recovery times. It brought a new attitude to BGSU’s athletes. “It gives everybody a new attitude and a new will to play,” said

Curtis Van Demark, a senior running back. “It’s like we set the bar higher,” said Chris Bullock, a red shirt sophomore running back, explaining that the better facility means more is expected from the athletes. Greg Christopher, the director of athletics at BGSU, said returning to campus in August with this new facility and home for Falcon athletics, raised the teams’ morale. Having a great facility is what the athletes wanted. “It’s magnificent. It’s tip-top. We couldn’t ask for more,” said sophomore soccer player Jacob Lawrence. The FieldTurf, even though it

“It gives everybody a new attitude and a new will to play.” Curtis Van Demark | Senior RB is not part of the Sebo Athletic Center construction, is part of the new addition to Doyt Perry Stadium. “The new turf is awesome because we can probably make a field goal,” said football coach Gregg Brandon. Brandon explained he struggled with meeting space and managing his team because of the lack of facilities.

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“We can do that now,” he said. “It’s first class and that’s the way a Division I program [should be],” Brandon said. The weight room is the showcase of the facility, he said, adding the first floor is perhaps the best he’s ever seen. Rick Court, an assistant strength and conditioning coach, said nearly “every tool in the box” is available in the weight room, which will get the athletes in better shape. Wade Diefenthaler, a former BGSU baseball player who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, said the facility is wonderful and is thrilled to have such a building on campus.



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No price was too big for donors John Bureau

Kerm Stroh

Mike Weger

Mike Wilcox

William Lloyd Sr.

Tom Willet

Van Wright

Perrysburg, Ohio

Wapakoneta, Ohio

Oxford, Mich.

Toledo, Ohio

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PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Owns a construction company in Perrysburg. RELATIONSHIP TO BGSU: His wife graduated from BGSU in 1972. WHY HE DONATED MONEY: “My wife and me are very involved in sports, especially football.”

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Was a propane gas distributor. RELATIONSHIP TO BGSU: Honorary doctorate in public service. WHY HE DONATED MONEY: “I believe in the University,” Stroh said. He said the addition needed to be made “to put our student athletes in a position where they could perform.”

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Professional football player for the Lions and now works in real estate development. RELATIONSHIP TO BGSU: A 1967 graduate, BGSU’s First All-American for football, ran track, sang in A’Capella and his father was a University music professor. WHY HE DONATED MONEY: Weger was contacted about donating for the Sebo Athletic Center, and when he saw the information about having a new area for the band, he “thought it was a nice fit in my terms of getting involved,” he said. When people at his father’s funeral kept telling him about the lessons they learned from his father, he said, “That kind of made up my mind.”



PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Announcer for BGSU football.

RELATIONSHIP TO BGSU: A 1975 graduate, lacrosse and hockey player, a BGSU Board of Trustees member and athletic hall of fame inductee.

RELATIONSHIP TO BGSU: A 1948 graduate.

RELATIONSHIP TO BGSU: A 1967 and 1972 graduate, original TV voice of University athletics in the ‘60s and ‘70s for football, basketball and hockey.

WHY HE DONATED MONEY: “Our student athletes clearly needed a much better facility, and we had fallen behind. Urban Meyer drew a group together and this was the dream that turned into a reality,” he said.

WHY HE DONATED MONEY: His wife, who died in 2002, and Lloyd are University supporters, so they wanted to make a donation.

WHY HE DONATED MONEY: “Having been involved in athletics for 47 years, I’m well aware of the need to be competitive ... so we can attract the best student athletes.”

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Businessman and assistant to the vice president of university development. RELATIONSHIP TO BGSU: A 1977 graduate and current University employee. WHY HE DONATED MONEY: “This is a statement for BGSU,” he said. “It shows we are moving forward, and we have a mission and this is part of our mission.”

Compiled by Assistant Campus Editor Alison Kemp

Sebo Center aided by contributions from family, friends and supporters John & Marilyn* Bureau Kerm & Mary Lu Stroh Mike Weger & Prof. Roy J. Weger* Jan & Mike Wilcox

$100,000 TO $249,000 Edward & Jeanne Ferkany William D. Frack William J. Lloyd Sr. Gerald & Nancy Rader Sentinel-Tribune Sandi & Tom Willett Van & Tracey Wright

$50,000 TO $99,999 Edson R. “Ted” Arneault Rick & Holly Barker Mark & Lois Brecklen Bob & Liane Clasen John & Kaye Harbal Richard A. Hargrave James & Beth* Heck David Preston George & Julie Schmelzle

$25,000 TO $49,999 Frank & Bev D’Eramo Glass City Federal Credit Union Bud Henschen Family The Hubbard Company Edway & Geraldine Johnson Paul & Majori Krebs Michael & Theresa Marsh Urban & Shelley Meyer Valerie Newell

$10,000 TO $24,999 Bill & Ann Arnold Bill* & Julia Bradshaw Carroll & Mabel Cheek Gene & Jan Farison Al, Mary & Steve Green Keith & Jan Hubbard Tom & Jean Hubbard Impact Products Inc. Independent Steel Company Dick & Mary Lou Marsh Karen J. Merrels Lee & Marge Meserve Bob & Jackie Mihocik Ruth L. Nachtrieb* Jeff Noftz William & Diane Primrose III William & Mary Catherine Primose Jr. Edward G. & Cynthia P. Whipple Gehad Youssef & Jeanette Sukalac

$5,000 TO $9,999 Robert & Dorothy Beauprez F. Alan & Jacqueline K. Blackburn Bob & Carla Blinn Gregg & Robyn Brandon Daniel & Sandra Brown Ashel G. Bryan Michael C. Calcagno In Memory of Ed & Madonna Carty CMC Group Inc. Mona M. Contris Kurt & Jane Ebersole

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42,500 square feet $150,000 in weight equipment $7.4 million in donations 497 donors Locker rooms, offices, meeting rooms and band stands

TOP AT RIGHT: The strength training facility provides more opportunities for students to get stronger before heading to the field.

MIDDLE RIGHT: Staff assistant Mike Burtch, left, sits with Offensive Coordinator Mick McCall, center, and football Head Coach Gregg Brandon before last Saturday’s home game against the Temple Owls.

BOTTOM RIGHT: The sports medicine/rehabilitation facility returns athletes to their playing fields faster than before.



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ATHLETES IN THE SEBO How does the Sebo Athletic Center help your team? “The new facilities, especially the weight room, are going to help take our team to a new level. It’s going to give us an advantage over every other team in the MAC.” ALLISON VALLAS, Senior, Softball

“It kind of makes us feel like we have more support and that we have people who care about us enough to donate that money. It puts a little more emphasis on the fact that we need to win because that’s what got us this facility, having a winning program.” KORY LICHTENSTEIGER, Senior, Football

“When people get new stadiums they get new attitudes as well. And with this building we’re updating our program. We probably have one of the best facilities in the MAC or even around the country with everything we have here now. It gives everyone a sense of confidence that we’re getting up there with the bigger schools and we’re getting stuff that they have now.” TYLER SHEEHAN, Sophomore, Football

“It gives [strength coach] Coach Hillman more imaginative ways to make us stronger.” PETE WINOVICH, Senior, Football

“The Sebo Center facilities are phenomenal and the training staff follows suit. They both provide a professional atmosphere for collegiate athletes to train hard and focus on our single goal, becoming conference champs and representing Bowling Green State University at our best.” RYAN DAVIS, Junior, Soccer

“We use the Sebo Center primarily for our lifting. It is an amazing improvement from the old lifting center because there is new equipment and a turf. The turf has helped the team a lot with our agility and quickness. I think the Sebo Center has helped our team because everything is in one place.” STEFANIE MENOFF, Sophomore, Tennis

ABOVE: The second floor meeting room can be closed off into as many as four sections with collapsible walls. BELOW: The stairway leading to the second floor can be seen when entering the main doors of the Sebo Athletic Center.

SITTING STILL: At top, the stands built on the field side of the Sebo Athletic Center were built to accommodate the Falcon Marching Band. Directly above, the Wilcox Boardroom, named after donor Mike Wilcox, will be used for BGSU Board of Trustees meetings. On-campus organizations may also request to use this room and it can be rented out to off-campus organizations.

NEW OFFICES: Above, football Head Coach Gregg Brandon’s office. Right, Athletic Director Greg Christopher’s office. Both offices have a view of the field and doors to the balconies.


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SEBO From Page 2 Just under $3 million of the campaign’s $120 million goal for December 2008 must still be raised. “That’s what happy, successful [donors] do for the University,” Sebo said. He said sports exposure also does wonders for the University. “If you win a championship, even the least athletic person will wear [school] colors,” Sebo believes. Sebo knows that academics are important, but he said, “Not many people go home and talk about grades.”

The building The most important facet of the athletic center to Sebo is the

“This place is still home to him. That example stimulated interest in others to give back.” Sidney Ribeau | BGSU President band stands. “I got to say I want the band stands in the end zone,” he said. With the stands in the north end zone, the band is able to be an active participant in the game, said Carol Hayward, the Falcon Marching Band director. “The new location is backed up by all that brick and glass, so it amplifies our sound through the entire stadium,” Hayward said. And even though the new field

is not part of the Sebo Athletic Center, Sebo is thankful for its presence. “The Lord destroyed our stadium. He made it possible to get this fabulous new FieldTurf,” Sebo said.

Donations Sebo explained his mom and dad taught him to remember and be respectful of those who helped him and to give back time and help financially. Since the University helped him so much during his years here as a student, he wanted to give back. University President Sidney Ribeau said having a donor like Sebo makes him proud. “This place is still home for him,” Ribeau said. “That example stimulated interest in others to give back.”


Congratulations BGSU! Wood County Hospital and our sports medicine physicians - Richard Barker, M.D. - Jeffrey Noftz, M.D. - Tom Wojciechowski, M.D. - Randy Trimpey, M.D. are proud to support BGSU and Falcon Sports. Congratulations on the beautiful new Sebo Center.

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