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DIVE FOR IT: The Falcons attempt to take possession of the ball during a rugby match last fall.
Social media enters classroom as a resource for communication
BG Rugby launches busy, challenging fall season By CJ Watson Reporter
By Danielle Rice
The BG Rugby team kicks off the 2010-11 season Saturday in Cleveland against Division III foe SUNY Brockport Doggies. Expectations for the club are sky-high, not only from players and coaches but fans as well. Despite the team’s high ranking, there are questions that the team will face going into their first match of the season. “Our big question is going to be the front five,” Director of Rugby Roger Mazzarella said. “We need to figure out who’s going to be there, and whether we will be able to turn them into a powerful enough unit in a week or two when we take on Davenport in our first league game.” This match is, in essence, a rematch of last year’s contest between the two clubs — which was also held in Cleveland. BG overcame the many penalties and mistakes that most teams make in their first outing of the year to defeat the Doggies 55-12. Brockport fought hard but could not match the speed and overall
Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are very common among college students, and now they have even expanded to the University’s classroom communication. Some faculty members at the University are beginning to incorporate sites like Facebook into the classroom. Students have the option of posting their work and assignments directly onto the site, and discussion groups have been formed where students can communicate with one another through the web. Senior Angie Burdge used Facebook last semester in her creative writing class and thought it worked well. “It was similar to Blackboard where if we had a random question in class we posted it to Facebook and there was an immediate response from the teacher or another student,” said Burdge. Faculty members, such as art instructor Anthony Fontana, are adapting to appeal more to students. “I’ve used Facebook for three years now, in a number of ways. It is very easy to use and an engaging interface for students,” said Fontana. “The Arts Village has also created a Facebook group where faculty members post a prompt every
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“[Prices are] going up,” the worker said. Although tough economic times have affected a majorWith 28 shops and restaurants, Woodland Mall offers a diverse ity of people and businesses, selection of products to fit any and has become more diffishopper’s taste. But these less cult for Gifts From The Heart/ than favorable economic times Timeless Treasure’s vendors to may have made it more diffi- produce items. The upcoming cult for businesses in the mall to Christmas season promises an increase in sales. keep customers. “People begin looking for “We’re down 50 percent in sales from what we used to be,” said a Christmas presents now … it is worker at Gifts From The Heart/ easier for students to shop here rather than go to Toledo,” the Timeless Treasures. The store has been stationed worker said. Business has slowed in the mall for nearly 20 years down, but the store is confident and offers products from 21 business will continue. “For a store, we’re making it,” different vendors.
FORUM PICK ‘EMS Travel, learn across the nation Editors predict season games As she explores national parks and attends classes, Michele Wysocki is in her second week of GeoJourney adventures with 22 other students | Page 4
Nick Viviani | Fly-half talent of the Falcons. Even though the clubs have a history, albeit a short one, the players still don’t know much about one another. “I don’t really know too much about Brockport, but I think they will be pretty tough competition for us,” flyhalf Nick Viviani said. “It’s always good to schedule unknown opponents so you can just go out there and play without predetermined ideas.” Next week the Falcons travel to Ball State for their first Mid-American Conference match of the season before heading home. Following Ball State, the Falcons return for a three-game home stand at the College Park rugby field against Davenport, Virginia Tech and Purdue.
Woodland Mall looks for sale increases to stay open By Dan Lemle Reporter
DIVE FOR IT: Dan Parratt from the United Karate System talks to BG Undead members Patrick Conrad and David Miller.
“I don’t really know too much about Brockport, but I think they will be pretty tough...”
Paul Barney, Ryan Satkowiak, Sean Shapiro and Becky Tener each guess the scores of the week’s matches in college football: which editor will win this year? | Page 7
SPORTS Football jumpstarts new season
Led by redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Schilz, the Falcons travel south to take on Troy in a season-opening rematch this Saturday | Page 5
“People begin looking for Christmas presents now...” Worker | Gifts From the Heart the worker said. Michelle Barton, manager of Woodland Mall for two years, is optimistic for the future of the shopping area. “The sales of the mall as reported by the vendors have increased in the past six months,” she said.
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PEOPLE ON THE STREET What store would you like to see in the “Small”? ADAM BLAKE Senior, Psychology
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A bike was reported stolen from McDonald West.
WED., SEPT. 1 2:10 A.M.
Christian Achkar of Walton Hills, Ohio, was cited for underage consumption on East Wooster Street. 12:59 P.M.
Thomas E. Carrillo, 18, of Portage, Ohio, was arrested for three counts of criminal damaging: graffiti, possession of marijuana and corrupting others with drugs at Falcon Food Mart. 5:09 P.M.
A flag and pole were reported stolen from within the 100 block of Leroy Ave. 8:12 P.M.
A bike was reported stolen at the Business Administration building. 8:21 P.M.
A spare tire was reported stolen from within the 1000 block of Fairview Ave.
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Jonathon J. Medere, 20, of Bowling Green, was cited for underage/under the influence and disorderly conduct after allegedly kicking a chair onto East Court Street. 2:56 A.M.
Michael Allen Hatzidakis, 20, of Toledo, Ohio, was cited for operating a vehicle impaired near the corner of East Napoleon Road and South College Drive. ONLINE: Go to bgviews.com for the complete blotter list.
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Six accused in forced labor of Thai workers Human trafficking orchestrated in 2004 By Mark Niesse Associated Press
HONOLULU — Six recruiters were accused of luring 400 laborers from Thailand to the United States and forcing them to work, according to a federal indictment Thursday that the FBI called the largest human trafficking case ever charged in U.S. history. The indictment alleges that the scheme was orchestrated by four employees of labor recruiting company Global Horizons Manpower Inc. and two Thailand-based recruiters. It said the recruiters lured the workers with false promises of lucrative jobs, then confiscated their passports, failed to honor their employment contracts and threatened to deport them. Once the Thai laborers arrived in the United States May 2004, they were put to work and have since been sent to sites in states including Hawaii, Washington, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah, according to attorneys and advocates. Many laborers were initially taken to farms in Hawaii and Washington, where work conditions were the worst, said Chancee Martorell, executive director for the Los Angelesbased Thai Community Development Center, which represents 263 Thai workers who were brought to the U.S.
by Global Horizons. A woman who answered the phone at Global Horizons’ Los Angeles office refused to take a message seeking comment Thursday. The six defendants include Global Horizons President and CEO Mordechai Orian, 45; Director of International Relations Pranee Tubchumpol, 44; Hawaii regional supervisor Shane Germann, 41; and onsite field supervisor Sam Wongsesanit, 39. The Thailand recruiters were identified as Ratawan Chunharutai and Podjanee Sinchai. They face maximum sentences ranging from 10 years to 70 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice. Orian wasn’t home when the FBI attempted to arrest him in Los Angeles Thursday, and his surrender is being negotiated, said FBI Special Agent Tom Simon. Two were arrested Thursday morning in Los Angeles and Fargo, N.D., said Simon. Another Global Horizons employee was expected to turn himself in, and the United States will work with Thailand’s government to apprehend the remaining two suspects. “There are more people living in forced labor today than when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. As long as this is true, the FBI will continue to pursue organizations and individuals involved in human trafficking,” Simon said.
NATION BRIEFS LA police ID owner of trunk containing baby bodies
Calif. man gets death for sexkilling of 5-year-old
Judge punishes Michigan juror for Facebook post
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California court has refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal a ruling that overturned the state’s gay marriage ban. The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento on Wednesday denied a conservative legal group’s request to force the officials to defend Proposition 8 in court. The court did not give a reason why it turned down the request by the Pacific Justice Institute. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker struck down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional last month. The sponsors of Proposition 8 had defended the ban during the trial when Brown and Schwarzenegger, the named defendants, refused. The state has until Sept. 11 to challenge Walker’s ruling. Both Brown and Schwarzenegger have said they don’t plan an appeal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have identified the owner of a trunk in which the mummified remains of a baby and a fetus were found. Investigators said Thursday the trunk belonged to Janet M. Barrie, who immigrated to the U.S. from Scotland in the mid-1920s. She was the home nurse for a Los Angeles dentist and died in 1992, leaving behind a trunk filled with her belongings and the bodies of two infants wrapped in newspapers. The trunk was found Aug. 17 in the basement of an apartment building. Authorities have not determined a cause of death of the babies, one of which was newborn and the other a fetus of about 20 weeks. Investigators tracked down relatives of Barrie in Canada and are awaiting DNA tests.
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been sentenced to death for sexually assaulting and beating to death his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter. Twenty-nine-year-old Antonio Rodriguez was sentenced Thursday in a San Fernando courtroom for the 2004 attack. He was convicted in July of murder, torture and other charges. Prosecutors say Rodriguez brutalized Desarie Saravia and her 6-year-old brother for months before he molested and beat the girl in a park restroom. He’d taken the children to the park while their mother cleaned a house nearby. Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen said during sentencing that Rodriguez had extinguished the light of an angel. The girl’s mother, 32-year-old Debby Saravia, is awaiting trial on murder and other charges.
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman who was removed from a jury for commenting about the ongoing case on Facebook has a longer writing task ahead: a five-page essay about the constitutional right to a fair trial. A judge ordered the essay Thursday for Hadley Jons, three weeks after she wrote on Facebook that it was “gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re GUILTY.” The trial, however, wasn’t over. “I’m sorry, very sorry,” Jons, 20, of Warren told Macomb County Circuit Judge Diane Druzinski. The post was discovered by the defense team Aug. 11 — before the defense had even started its case — and Jons was removed from the jury the next day.
MALL From Page 1 The mall has also opened its doors to new shops such as Flory Foto and Coffee Oasis. “We’re trying to stay where we are; no one is leaving,” Barton said. Kelsey Mugler, a sophomore, said she enjoys trips to the movie theater located in the mall. “You really can’t beat their prices,” she said.
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potential distraction. “I don’t think that I would want to use Facebook for one of my classes because 15 minutes and students submit their work. This is their I wouldn’t want it interruptsecond year of doing this and ing with my personal life,” we get hundreds of pictures said Jones. “My friends are from students submitting on Facebook and I would probably get distracted and I their work.” Although some students wouldn’t get any work done.” This, however, is not the are receptive to putting their work on Facebook, some feel faculty’s intention according Facebook should not be used to Fontana. “By using technologies for school. Freshman Tiffany Jones believes using Facebook that students are comfortin the classroom could be a able with, sites like Facebook,
faculty can create a powerful learning environment through the merging of the creative, collaborative, social, and interactive capabilities of this powerful platform,” said Fontana. For more information about implementing Facebook into classroom settings, visit Anthony Fontana’s blog post on Facebook titled “Using a Facebook Group As a Learning Management System.”
Attorney accused in prison drug-smuggling case Illinois defense attorney repeatedly transferred illegal goods to federal inmates By Jim Suhr Associated Press
ST. LOUIS — An FBI agent says an Illinois defense attorney, who is facing federal charges that he tried to smuggle a heroin-filled condom into an Indiana federal prison, claims to have done it repeatedly. Federal authorities in Terre Haute, Ind., charged Robert Drew on Tuesday with attempting to provide a prohibited object three days earlier to an inmate at the federal prison there. He remained jailed Thursday in Vigo County, Ind., on $100,000 bond. Drew, 68, of Marion, Ill., had been under suspicion and was being surveilled by federal agents who, acting on a tip, directed police to stop the attor-
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ney’s car as he pulled onto the Indiana prison’s grounds for a scheduled visit with an unidentified inmate. Sea rchers of Drew’s black Mercedes found marijuana Drew claimed was for his own use, as well as a heroin-f illed, duct-taped condom the attorney pulled out from inside the front of his pants, FBI agent Jacob Over ton w rote in a n affidavit filed with the criminal complaint. Drew claimed he was unaware of what the condom contained, though he acknowledged he knew it was contraband outlawed in the prison, Overton wrote. Tests later proved the dark tar-like substance to be heroin, Overton wrote.
Drew, who was also found to be carrying roughly $12,000 in cash mostly in $100 bills, told the FBI he was sent the drug-containing package the previous day at his office and was to deliver it to an inmate client during their scheduled visit, Overton wrote. According to Overton, Drew said he had delivered such packages to the inmate three to four times during the past year in private conference rooms inside the lockup — a concession lawyers are afforded in a prison system where regular family visits take place more in the open. During visits by attorneys, Overton wrote, a prison officer can monitor from outside through
a large window, and such get-toget hers a re out of view of surveillance cameras. When handed the outlawed package, Overton wrote, the inmate would lean forward in his chair and insert it into his rectum to avoid it being detected during a customary search after the meeting. Overton said prison phone records show the inmate and Drew talked several times in the weeks preceding Drew’s arrest, with each conversation privileged, unrecorded and, according to Overton, meant to discuss drugs and how to get them to the prisoner. Drew also made 14 wire transfers totaling $2,400 to four other inmates since early June.
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Student shares her stories of hiking through the West for college credit By Michele Wysocki Guest Columnist
It’s only been two weeks and I’ve already experienced more than I have in my 19 years of existence. By now most students are finishing up their second week of classes on campus. On the other hand, I am on my way to Yellowstone National Park. How? GeoJourney. GeoJourney is a program offered by the University that allows students to fully experience their education. Specifically, I’m just one of the 23 students traveling 14,500 miles around the country, visiting 30 national parks while earning 18 credit-hours in nine weeks. This trip could be considered an outdoorsman’s dream, but for me it is more like a city girl’s challenge. This particular excursion requires all students to sleep in a tent with a sleeping bag and only bring two duffel bags, one containing the tent, sleeping bag and other “house” items, the other containing clothes. Packing has proven to be the hardest part for me so far. These bags have to be carried by the individual that packed them from the point at which they are
unloaded to the area where you desire to set up your tent. Sometimes that could be 10 feet from the truck, and other times it could be a football field away. Needless to say, I sleep as close to the unloading area as possible. Getting up at 4:30 a.m. is not the easiest when my body is used to rolling out of bed around 10 a.m. Yes, I did say 4:30 in the morning, but it is not as bad as it sounds anymore. We have a lot of ground to cover and only a limited time to do so. Therefore, early departure times are crucial to our schedule. In these two weeks we have already traveled roughly 1,500 miles and through five states. Our first major stop was Badlands National Park in South Dakota. At the beginning of the trip each student received reading material specific to our coursework, a field notebook, which would become our new best friend for the next nine weeks and a hand lens to examine certain objects in the field. At the Badlands we focused on largescale sedimentary rocks. They were created from sediments carried from the Black Hills of South Dakota, and they are still weathered and eroded
even today. Most of the erosion is due to water, specifically rainfall. From the Badlands we continued through South Dakota to Pine Ridge Reservation, the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre. For those who do not know, the massacre at Wounded Knee was the Native Americans’ last attempt of resistance to the government for being relocated. The reason why Wounded Knee is extremely significant starts with the murder of Sitting Bull, Chief of the Lakota tribe. After the murder, 300 Lakota were relocated to Pine Ridge. Due to a miscommunication between a U.S. soldier and a Lakota member, a shot was fired and the army did not stop firing until essentially no Lakota were left. On day four of our trip, we took our first hike. Mind you, I am a medical mess and now I have to climb three miles up to a peak that is the highest point between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians, Harney Peak. Three miles does not seem like it would be that difficult, but boy, was that a rude awakening. The first mile was entirely uphill; I felt like a fish taken out of water, and my feet felt heavier with each
PACK YOUR BAGS: Twenty-three students are traveling the nation this semester with GeoJourney. PHOTO PROVIDED and packaged meat. All the where we would be spending step. After the first mile it leveled out somewhat, allow- the rest of the week, with the students participated in ing me to catch my breath. I comforts of home. Yes, I am the Native American way to got into a comfortable pace talking about beds! At Ranch harvest a buffalo. We used and actually started enjoy- A, we focused our attention stone tools just like they did. ing the scenery around me. to strictly academics for four Everything about this proMile three was another days. We spent the better part cess was sanitary, and the tough one. Not only was it of each day listening to lectures meat we harvested is healthmostly uphill, but there were by the staff and doing multiple ier than anything that could boulders in the pathway that labs. This was all to prepare be bought in a supermarket. Our next stop was Devil’s acted as stepping stones, us for our first exam. After we beautiful but difficult. By completed the exam (which Tower in Wyoming, which is the time I reached the top I took me four hours), we had the first national monument was exhausted, but this did the afternoon off, which was and is very sacred to many not stop me from enjoying much needed to prepare us Native American tribes. It is the incredible view I stood for what we would be doing 867 feet tall and infamous for rock climbing. in front of. You could see the following day. We have come a long way We left Ranch A on Buffalo for miles; it was breathtaking. This would definitely Day and arrived at another from Bowling Green, but go down on my list of major ranch just a couple hours the truth is, this is just the later. At this ranch we start- beginning. We will continaccomplishments. With work comes reward. ed with a buffalo, which ue our journey out West as The next day we headed to a we named Gertrude, and we venture to the beautiful place called Ranch A, a place finished with bones, a hide Yellowstone National Park.
New way to run goes back to basics I’ve never been a big fan of running. I’ve always heard that running is in your head and you have to be mentally tough to do it. If that’s true, I believe I am in the mental weakling category. As I was running along the Slippery Elm trail with a friend a few weeks ago, my mind started to wander as the pain in my legs and lungs increased. We came upon three runners headed the opposite direction, and I noticed one of them was wearing what looked like socks. As they passed by and forced out the traditional “Good morning!” greeting, my friend informed me that they were, in fact, barefoot running shoes. This may be old news for track and cross country runners, but I had only heard of these shoes
in passing prior to my first look. It never crossed my mind how runners dealt with the constant impact of running prior to the creation of modern shoes. Harvard’s Dr. Daniel E. Lieberman recently published a study in “Nature” that supports the theory behind barefoot running. In his study, Dr. Lieberman found that runners landing on their fore-foot experience greater efficiency and less force than those landing on their heels, and those runners who were experienced at barefoot running tended to land on their forefoot a majority of the time. Modern running shoes support heel strike, as they provide greater cushioning and comfort when landing in this fashion. Not surprisingly, even when running barefoot, those who were more experienced at running in modern shoes tended to land on their heels. Although the cushion of the modern shoe does decrease
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SPORTS Men’s golf opens season with Tiger Intercollegiate
Friday, September 3, 2010
Falcons fly south
to start off the year.” Winger chose a more experienced squad to send to the The men’s golf team will be in full first tournament, which will be swing Sunday and Monday as led by juniors Drew Preston and they open the season in Verona, Parker Hewit in the first round. Charlie Olson, a transfer from N.Y., at the Tiger Intercollegiate. The tournament will be host- Hope College, and Wes Gates, ed by the University of Missouri, both sophomores also get the and BG will be partnered with first choice from Winger. Freshman Chris Melvin will the University of Kansas in the see his first collegiate action and first round. “I’m excited for the boys to be out there,” Winger said. “Kansas See GOLF | Page 7 will be good competition for us By Brendan Packert Reporter
Men’s cross country hosts arch rival Toledo today By Jamar Lark Reporter
Paulson enters her eighth season and has eight new runners on the roster — including five freshmen, two transfer students As the BG men’s cross country team rolls into another season, and a graduate student. Greg Black, who is a key memCoach Cami Paulson knows the ber of the largest incoming class challenges that await her team. “I expect the team to work in team history, looks to contogether to get the most they tribute to the team immediately can from each opportunity,” as a top-five runner. The rest of Paulson said. “[An opportunity the class, according to Paulson, to] practice and race in order to is expected to make significant have the team and each individual be in position to reach See RUN | Page 7 our goals.”
Women head to New York By Becky Tener Reporter
Without a win this season, the BG women’s soccer team will head to New York for a pair of games, with hopes of bringing home a win. BG will meet Niagara University (2-0) Saturday, before playing St. Bonaventure (1-2) Sunday afternoon. After three straight losses to open the season, games in which they were plagued by sloppy play, the Falcons have approached this week’s practice
with a new mentality. Junior Alyssa Zuccaro said the team has worked on technical skills and taking risks, like they did momentarily in a 3-2 loss to Xavier last Sunday. “It was the first time all season that we were ahead,” she said. “It was really cool to come back with a lot of momentum. But we got tired or lost focus and we lost that momentum.” Zuccaro said she’s going to BG NEWS FILE PHOTO
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Falcons to host Rockets By Nick King Reporter
The Falcon women will be off to the races today when they kick-start their season against Toledo at home in a 5k dual meet starting at 5 p.m. Today’s meet will be a tough test for the Falcons early on in the season. The 2010 preseason coaches’ poll ranked Toldeo No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference, where BG is ranked ninth. Toledo also has the reigning
MAC champion in Ari Fisher. However, don’t expect to see Ari run today. “The last couple of years we only run our freshmen and sophomores and that is an opportunity to get their feet wet, particularly the freshmen,” Toledo coach Kevin Hadsell said. “[We want to see how] we stack up with just our younger people against Bowling Green’s top team.”
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Men’s soccer hits the road the Davidson Adidas Classic, following their final scrimmage overtime victory against The BG men’s soccer team trav- Indianapolis last week. Throughout that game BG disels to North Carolina this weekend to compete in the Davidson played teamwork, cohesiveness, physicality and tactical awareAdidas Classic. The Falcons kick off their ness. They played solid defense matches today against as they gave up only five shot Appalachian State followed by attempts with only two actually Davidson Sunday. The team will have momenSee ROAD | Page 7 tum and confidence going into By Bryan Filipponi Reporter
CHARGE: Ben Bojicic (61) runs out onto the field with his teammates against Boise State last season.
Football travels to Troy for season-opening rematch home-openers and have won 23 straight home-openers overall. “Certainly playing down at their place will have its own challenges,” BG coach Dave Clawson is not a big Clawson said. “There’s a reason believer in carry over. He doesn’t look at wins and losses they’re good. A good football prolast season and use them as motiva- gram plays well at home.” Saturday’s match-up will be tion for this season. He doesn’t look at the fact that just the second all-time meeting his team defeated Troy 31-14 in last between the two teams, both coming off bitter losses in their bowl season’s opener. So when the Falcons head south games to end last season. The Trojans enter this season as to Troy to open the 2010 season Saturday, the second-year coach is the reigning Sun Belt Conference Champions, their fourth straight not taking anything for granted. “Every season is a new sea- league crown, but return just three son,” Clawson said. “This is a new starters on defense from last seafootball team. There’s a different son — defensive backs Bryan Willis chemistry, there’s different leader- and Barry Valcin, as well as nickel ship and they’ve got to forge their Daniel Sheffield. Returning very little on defense own path.” Clawson said there were some should be a good test for the aspects in last year’s game the team Falcons’ offense, which also brings did well, and they’re going to try back just three starters from last season — two of which are on the and repeat that performance. However, as the Falcons head to offensive line. BG lost arguably its greatest quarTroy this time around, a change of terback-wide receiver tandem in venue is not in their favor. Under current coach Larry Tyler Sheehan and Freddie Barnes. Sheehan threw for 4,051 yards Blakeney, the Trojans are 19-0 in By Paul Barney Sports Editor
“This is a new football team. There’s a different chemistry, there’s different leadership and they’ve got to forge their own path.” Dave Clawson | BG coach last season while Barnes caught 155 passes for 1,770 of those yards. Sheehan will be replaced by redshirt freshman Matt Schilz, who will make his first career start Saturday. And while Schilz may not have Barnes to throw to, he has a plethora of wide outs to work with, something the team didn’t have a year ago. Adrian Hodges returns to the Falcons as the top wide out from a year ago, hauling in 46 catches for 417 yards and two touchdowns. Ray Hutson, Justin Jones and
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LET’S GO GREEK!
The Pulse provides a guide to every Greek organization found on campus By Matt Liasse | Pulse Editor
here comes a time every semester when the men and women of the University begin a very special tradition. It is at this time when women are found in groups, chanting and screaming through the halls of buildings on campus. Big rocks on campus seem to be magically painted overnight, sporting new Greek letters all over. And the words “big,” “grand-big” and “little” are thrown around in normal conversations all over the place. All of these actions are just better representations of their allegiance in their Greek organization. This week,
the men of the campus started their rituals, and starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, the women will find themselves doing the same. Claire Baily, vice president of recruitment of PanHellenic, said they are expecting big numbers for this year, as they usually see between 300-350 girls rush sororities. For sororities, kickoff is Tuesday, Sept. 7, and Recruitment will be Sept. 9-12. Below is a list of every organization found on campus that 23 percent of University students find themselves apart of, said Christine Talbert, vice president of communications for Delta Gamma.
SORORITIES Alpha Chi Omega Founded 1885. “Our phrase that ties all Alpha Chis together is Real, Strong, Women. It represents the type of women we are.” -Alexandria Lopez Alpha Kappa Alpha Founded 1908. Alpha Omicron Pi Founded 1897. “I think overall AOII as a whole is something that we take pride in. Even though sisterhood and the bond is important, I feel as though the things that we strive for are scholarship and philanthropy above all. We are very excited to be getting a brand new group of freshmen and are looking forward to what this year has in store.” -Ashley Hoover, president. Alpha Phi Founded 1872. “Alpha Phi is beyond a sorority but an organization filled with true sisters that support each other, contribute to the school and excel in academics. We are all very excited for recruitment, our new sisters and the rest of the year.” -Molly Schaeffer, president. Alpha Xi Delta Founded 1895. “To get involved on campus is the key to making this University your home. Alpha Xi Delta is one giant leap in the right direction. By becoming a sister of Alpha Xi Delta, you will find genuine, life-long friends who will share in the fun, stress and excitement of your own college life. In our sorority, you will find a source of inspiration to discover and develop strengths to become a leader on campus and in your community by allowing our sisterhood take flight in your life.”-Sarah Gruss, president. Chi Omega Founded 1895. “Chi Omega is the largest women’s organization in the world. At BG we are an extremely strong chapter boasting high grades and much campus evolvement. The women of Chi Omega proudly support Make-a-Wish and are looking forward to granting another child’s wish this year.” -Megan Heidelberg, president. Delta Gamma Founded 1873. Delta Sigma Theta Founded 1913. Delta Zeta Founded 1902. “Membership in Delta Zeta teaches us the true meaning of sisterhood. Whether we’re studying or just hanging out, we love spending time together. By joining Delta Zeta, you are not only meeting new friends, you’re gaining sisters. You’ll spend lots of time getting to know each other and forming bonds of friendship that will continue to grow even after college days come to an end.” –Lauren Klug, president. Delta Xi Phi Founded 1994. “Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. is the only nationally recognized, all-inclusive, multicultural sorority on campus here at BGSU. At our 2010 National Convention, our chapter took home 11 chapter and individual awards. We do not participate
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in “rush,” as we have our own process different from the typical “rushing” experience. Our fall recruitment dates are: Sept. 8, 9, 13, 15, 16 and 20, all beginning at 9:15 p.m.” –Jennifer Young, president.
Gamma Phi Beta Founded 1874. Kappa Delta Founded 1897. Kappa Kappa Gamma Founded 1870. “Kappa is an organization where sophisticated and classy women come together to further improve each other through the bonds of sisterhood.” –Mary Scott Clark, president. Omega Phi Alpha Founded 1967. “Omega Phi Alpha is a National Service Organization for women who live their lives around the three principles of friendship, leadership and service. We are here to provide service to our sisters, the community at large and the nations of the world.” -Andrea Maas, president. Phi Mu Founded 1952. “We are a vibrant sisterhood who aspire to make a difference within the campus and community. Our bond creates friendships, memories and personal growth though love honor, and truth, the three ideals that we were founded on.” –Tiffany Bennett, president. Pi Beta Phi Founded 1867. “Pi Beta Phi as an organization has many activities that bonds its sisters and involves the University as a whole. We are a diverse group that comes together on values, philanthropy, sisterhood, activities and support of one another. For many of our girls, this University would not be a home if they had not gone through formal recruitment and found Pi Phi. We encourage girls to go through formal recruitment and go Greek!” –Justina Bucceri, president. Sigma Kappa Founded 1874. “Sigma Kappa is a place where women can be themselves and feel at home no matter if you’re a freshman or a senior. Being a part of Sigma Kappa is something that will help you grow as a person and strengthen you each and every day.” –Jenna Haddad, president. Sigma Lambda Gamma Founded 1990. Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. is the fastest growing latina-based sorority with multi-cultural membership in the nation. We strive for excellence and the empowerment of all women. Informational meetings are held on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m., and 9 p.m., and an ice cream social is being held on Sept. 16. Come learn more about us and how you (ladies of course) can join or send us an e-mail at email@example.com! Zeta Phi Beta Founded 1920.
Alpha Phi Omega Founded 1925.
FRATERNITIES Alpha Phi Alpha Founded 1906. Alpha Sigma Phi Founded 1845. Alpha Tau Omega Founded 1865. Delta Chi Founded 1890. “The men of Delta Chi are a diverse group who are strong supporters of working hard to benefit the city of Bowling Green in any way possible. Delta Chi’s also make a point to socially relate to the surrounding Greek and collegiate community. We are well-rounded men who stand strong for friendship, character, justice and education.” -Derek Sword, president. Delta Tau Delta Founded 1858. Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity Founded 1986. Iota Phi Theta Founded 1963. Kappa Alpha Order Founded 1865. Kappa Alpha Psi Founded 1911. Kappa Sigma Founded 1869. Lambda Chi Alpha Founded 1909. Omega Psi Phi Founded 1911. Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity Founded 1898. Phi Beta Sigma Founded 1914. Phi Delta Theta Founded 1848. Phi Gamma Delta Founded 1848. Phi Kappa Psi Founded 1852. Phi Kappa Tau Founded 1906. This is the Mission Statement of Phi Kappa Tau: “The mission of
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Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character.” -Benjamin Jasinski, president.
Pi Kappa Alpha Founded 1868. “Pi Kappa Alpha is about scholars, leaders, athletes and gentlemen. We welcome any interested students with open arms, and always look forward to meeting anyone and everyone. We pride ourselves on being the best men we can be and focus on bettering ourselves and bettering each other.” -Peter Schwadel, president. Pi Kappa Phi Founded 1904. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Founded 1856. Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. Founded 1986. Sigma Nu Founded 1896. “Sigma Nu was founded on the values of love, honor, truth and in direct opposition to hazing. Look for us in the Union Oval Sept. 17-24, as we host our annual philanthropy, the Mark Gillfillan Memorial Bike-A-Thon!” -Stephen Lambert, president. Sigma Phi Epsilon Founded 1901. Tau Kappa Epsilon Founded 1899. “We stand on not wealth, rank or honor, but for personal worth and character. We are looking for leaders of tomorrow that want to be a founding father of a part of the largest fraternity in the world. This year’s main events include: weekly brotherhood events, socials, paintballing, Super Bowl fundraiser party, Red Carnation Ball and our Chartering Banquet.” -Steven Ording, president.
TONIGHT IN TOLEDO
Idol hopeful performs
Wauseon fair begins
Bowling Green resident and past American Idol hopeful Luke James will be taking over the stage at the Cla-Zel this Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.
The Fulton County Fair will be starting tonight and going until Sept. 9. Adults are $5 and children under the age of 15 are free. The fun will be at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon.
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Parade in the streets Spend Labor Day with a parade. The Labor Day parade will start on Summit Street and go around downtown Toledo from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
“THE SUBURBS” ■ ■
Artist Name | Arcade Fire Grade | A
WHAT ZACH GASE THINKS: Arcade Fire’s third full-length album, “The Suburbs” is definitely one of the most challenging records I’ve ever heard. Musically and lyrically the record is down-right flawless and is head-and-shoulders above any other indie rock album that has been released this year. But there is certainly another element to this album that has me scratching my head after listening to the album’s 16 tracks. On the surface, “The Suburbs” is a musical masterpiece, in which lead-singer Win Butler gives great insight on what growing up in the suburbs is like. But once again, this album has much more commentary than that. “The Suburbs” offers many situations children and teenagers in the suburbs deal with such as mindnumbing monotony and soul-crushing conformity. In the spaced-out “Wasted Hours” Butler sings, “Wishing you were anywhere but here, you watch the life you’re living disappear/ And now I see we’re still kids in buses longing to be free.” In continuing the underlying theme of the conformity of the youth in suburbia, “Ready to Start” offers this lyrical gem: “All the kids have always known that the emperor wears no clothes /But they bow to down to him anyway, it’s better than being alone.” “Ready to Start” also offers some Nirvana-esque angst about the band’s success by saying, “If the businessmen drink my blood, like the kids in art school said they would” and “I would rather be alone than pretend I feel alright.” “Rococo” is one of the most brilliant pieces of song writing in some time. The song gives some commentary on the band’s success and its outlook on its growing fan base: “They will eat right out of your hand / Using great big words that they don’t understand.” Its repetitive chorus can be seen as mocking the simplicity of today’s popular music which often uses simplified, one-word choruses. While Butler’s singing of the word rococo in the chorus may seem nonsensical, rococo is actually an 18th century art style that, get this, was often criticized for having no depth or substance (see: much of today’s popular music). “The Suburbs” does an excellent job of being cohesive without sounding monotonous. It offers the listener a cornucopia of different musical landscapes, from the bouncy pianos of the title track to the exploding sounds of orchestra on “Half Light I” to the chaotic “Month of May.” The lone complaint of this album would be its length. With 16 tracks clocking in at about 64 minutes, it can be an exhausting listening experience. It may require multiple listens, but you may find out like I did, it gets better with each play. I’ve probably listened to this record in its entirety more than 15 times in the past couple of weeks and I’m still catching something new each time. When I wake up tomorrow, I will probably find something else I will want to mention in this review. Like I said this album is challenging. Those who are not up to the challenge can still pull a lot of great moments from this record. I dare you to not whistle along with the falsetto singing in the title track, sing along with “Rococo” or rock-out to “Month of May.”
LAUTNER FILES LAWSUIT “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner reportedly filed a breach of contract lawsuit when an RV company failed to deliver an RV to the star on time for use on the set of his latest movie. Lautner’s attorneys are seeking a $40,000 settlement. In an unusual twist, the owner of the RV company offered to settle the dispute with a push-up contest. PARIS ARRESTED AGAIN After her house was reportedly broken into, Paris Hilton’s troubles did not seem to end there. Over the weekend, Hilton was arrested inside a Las Vegas resort, being stopped by police after they reportedly smelled marijuana from the vehicle she was in with her boyfriend. Upon a search, police also found cocaine. Hilton told police the bag did not belong to her. Since the arrest, Hilton has been banned from the Vegas resort and is looking at possible felony charges.
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THE BG NEWS PICKS OF THE WEEK Welcome to another installment of â€œThe BG News Picks of the Week. This season we have a couple of new players, since Paul Barney and Ryan Satkowiak have joined the competition. Sean Shapiro returns as well as Becky Tener, last years pick â€˜em champion.
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BG Troy has won 23 straight home openers. Iâ€™m going to go with the vs. Troy home team in this one. Troy -14 Troy 34, BG 14
New QB Matt Schilz and company will have some success, but will not have enough firepower to compete with the four-time reigning Sun Belt Champs. Troy 34, BG 17
In Tyler Sheehanâ€™s career debut he beat Minnesota in dramatic fashion. I bet Matt Schilz has similar success. BG 27, Troy 24
senior running back Nic Arizona has a huge advantage at It will be a long day for Toledo. Arizona Arizona Grigsby blasts into the Rocketsâ€™ QB, as Nick Foles is a Heisman darkvs. Toledo defense. horse and Toledo plans on shuffling all four of their QBs into the lineup. Arizona -16.5 Arizona 41, Toledo 17 Arizona 42, Toledo 10 Arizona 55, Toledo 0
Kentucky vs. Louisville Kentucky -3
I have absolute faith that BG can be amazing. But if they end up being terrible, I will still pick my Falcons to win. Roll Along! BG 10, Troy 7 Toledo has a rocket pointed at The Doyt. I hope AZ destroys them. Arizona 64, Toledo 6
Kentucky has won three straight against Louisville. Look for that streak to continue as Louisville doesnâ€™t have a lot of returning players. Kentucky 24, Louisville 10
Louisville is fairly weak on both sides of the ball, which does not bode well against an underrated Kentucky team. Kentucky 35, Louisville 13
Iâ€™m not sure who I like in this game, but the game is in Louisville so Iâ€™m picking the Cardinals. Louisville 14, Kentucky 13
Letâ€™s be real, this is a silly pick. But Iâ€™ll choose my buddies in Louisville because they have a 120-foot baseball bat in the middle of their city. Louisville 10, Kentucky 7
No. 24 Oregon Everything is bigger in Texas and State football is no exception. vs. No. 6 TCU TCU -13.5 TCU 35 41, OSU 21
James and Jaquizz Rodgers keep the beavers in the game, but new QB Ryan Katzâ€™s lack of experience will keep OSU from having much success. TCU 17, OSU 14
Horned Frogs leap from the Beavers dam on their way to an undefeated season.
In ancient mythology, Horned Frogs came out as the victor. Who am I to argue with that?
TCU 28, OSU 21
TCU 25, OSU 14
No. 21 LSU When I think of North Carolina I LSUâ€™s QB Jordan Jefferson starts his think of basketball. breakout season right against the tough vs. No. 18 N.Carolina Tar Heelsâ€™ defense. UNC does not have enough on offense to score on LSUâ€™s D. LSU -6.5 LSU 28, NC 17 LSU 17, NC 3 Moore will make a strong No. 3 Boise State Kellen run for the Heisman this season. vs. No. 10 Va Tech
Boise -1.5 Boise 28, VA Tech 10 Overall record
A must win for Boise if they want a chance at the national title. Kellen Moore shows why he is arguably the best QB in the nation. Boise 24, VA Tech 20
Last year I saw Boise play live and As much as I secretly love Tyrod then flew to their city for a bowl Taylor, heâ€™s no Tim Tebow. Boise will game. Itâ€™s a very nice town. win and probably go to the National Championship. Yay! Kellen Moore! Boise 24, VA Tech 14 Boise 14, VA Tech 13
The BG News did a computer-simulation of BGâ€™s season on EA Sportsâ€™ NCAA â€˜11 video game. Before each game, weâ€™ll post the results.
SUDOKO To play: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. There is no guessing or math involved. Just use logic to solve
Yes, the Tarheels are missing play- I have never liked LSU. But the ers, but those replacements fare Tar Heels have some big issues well and pick up the win. to figure out on and off the field. Iâ€™ll give in for now. NC 7, LSU 3 LSU 34, NC 22
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expected to be in on most of the snaps this season. â€œIâ€™m really excited about our wide receivers,â€? Clawson Tyrone Pronty all join Hodges said. â€œAre we going to have as the notable returners on a guy that catches 155 balls? Probably not. But I think the the receiving end. Pronty caught six pass- overall strength and depth es in a win over Troy last of that group is much better season, but suffered a than it was a year ago.â€? The wide outs will rely on season-ending injury the Schilz, who will then rely same game. The surplus of wide receiv- on the offensive linemen, to ers expands to Kamar Jorden make sure the passing game and senior co-captain Calvin is effective â€” a passing game Wiley, both of which are that led the Mid-American
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will also see the course for the five-man squad. For the Falcons, Winger wants the teams to play smart and consistently. â€œThe Tiger [Intercollegiate] is played on a PGA course,â€? Winger said. â€œIt can be a tough test for them if they donâ€™t stay concentrated.â€?
This weekâ€™s top performers: DuJuan Harris, RB: 29 carries, 105 yards, 1 TD Matt Schilz, QB: 19-37, 264 yards, 1 TD
Conference with 316.2 passing yards a game last season. And despite losing Sheehan, co-captain and offensive linemen Ben Bojicic is confident in Schilz to lead the offense this season. â€œI think Tyler [Sheehan] was more experienced in handling situations. We havenâ€™t seen how Matt handles his game situations, but we all have the utmost confidence in him that heâ€™s going to handle it just as good if not better.â€?
â€œIt can be a tough test for them if they donâ€™t stay concentrated.â€?
When the Falcons return home Monday, Winger expects to announce his choice for team captain. â€œIâ€™m going to evaluate the boys out there this weekend and make a decision sometime early next Gary Winger | Coach week,â€? Winger said. Last year, the Falcons â€œWe are going to go began the season with back-to-back wins, and out there and try to win, Winger is hoping some of but we can only control that luck will transfer over how well we prepared,â€? Winger said. to this year.
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0-1 â€œA lot of their focus is on the team rather than individual performance.â€?
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said. â€œWe are well aware of our challenges here at BG and we have chosen progress throughout the to look beyond all of the negatives and focus on season. Another challenge facing the positives.â€? Despite the odds, the Falcons is the balance of power within the con- Paulson said the team ference, such as the lack will not have any growof scholarship money that ing pains as they compete some of the teams in the against the other 10-40 Mid-American Conference teams they will face in receive because they do each meet. â€œThis team has been a not have track programs. â€œThe top teams in the cohesive since day one and conference are histori- will only continue to get cally very strong,â€? Paulson stronger each day,â€? she said.
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threatening. â€œThe defense played solid. You just got to hang your hat on them,â€? coach Eric Nichols said. Offensively the Falcons had 14 shot attempts and won four corner kicks. This is a key statistic, considering last yearâ€™s Achillesâ€™ heel of the team was not creating enough of f en s i v e pr e s s u r e, which hindered them in scoring goals. The team departed for North Carolina early Thursday with a 10-hour drive ahead. Those 10 hours, however, are more positive than negative.
Senior led the team in every race last season Paulson said she is very pleased with the teamâ€™s attitude and work ethic and believes the system she built over the years will help to solidify the team for this fall. â€œEach meet will be a chance to improve as a team and see all levels of competition along the way,â€? she said.
â€œ Both teams weâ€™re facing had good seasons last year and have new players just like we have new players. So weâ€™ll see how we do.â€? Eric Nichols | Soccer coach â€œWeâ€™re doi ng some team building activities when we stop and weâ€™ve done st udy sessions,â€? Nichols said. Nichols prev iously coached at Davidson College, where he served as an assistant, before taking the head coaching position at BG. Nichols believes his teamâ€™s mindset is focused going into the weekend, and he is looking forward
to the competition. â€œTheyâ€™re in good shape. Theyâ€™re all ready to play and just delve into the games,â€? Nichols said. â€œ[Expectations are] wide open. We donâ€™t know much about our opponents, we donâ€™t know much about ourselves yet. Both teams weâ€™re facing had good seasons last year and have new players just like we have new players. So weâ€™ll see how we do.â€?
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VOLLEY: Ashley Herzberg in action against Cleveland State last season.
Falcons to play in Florida Invitational this week By Justin Onslow Reporter
Last week, the Falcon volleyball team traveled to MSU to take on some tough competition on the road. This weekend, tough competition takes on a whole new meaning. The Falcons are in Florida this weekend to play two top-15 teams. They begin their day with a 10 a.m. match against 15th ranked Colorado State. At 7:30 p.m., BG will face their most challenging opponent of the season in sixth ranked Florida, which beat Nebraska in five sets last weekend — a team that was then No. 2 in the country. BG will finish its tournament with a stout Albany team, which went 23-9 last season. Coach Denise Van De Walle knows the weekend tournament is going to be a challenge, but her team is excited. “I think any time you get an opportunity to top 15 teams back-to-back, you get excited,” Van De Walle said. “In the history of out program, that’s never happened before.” The Falcons are coming off a 1-2 performance last
weekend, capped off by a win over IUPUI in the MSU Invitational. Senior Noelle Spitler recorded 29 kills last weekend and was named to the MSU Showcase AllTournament Team. Spitler is one of just two seniors on the young Falcon squad. Freshman Paige Penrod and Danielle Tonyan will look to continue making an impact for BG. Tonyan leads the team with 30 kills, and Penrod’s 21 digs leads the Falcons defensively. Both are expected to play a big role on a young team with 11 freshmen and sophomores combined. Van De Walle wants her team to compete this weekend and embrace the opportunity to be in a great volleyball environment. The team’s main focus has been on outworking opponents and staying mentally tough. “It’s going to be a very unique opportunity,” Van De Walle said. “We’ve been talking a lot about outworking our opponents. We have more talent than what was displayed in that opening weekend. I don’t want [us] taking a back seat because they’re
ranked and we’re not.” The Falcons have a lot to gain this weekend in Gainesville and will look to gain momentum heading into their first home matches next weekend in the Best Western Falcon Plaza Invitational.
Coaching dominance Falcon coach Denise Van De Walle eclipsed 500 career wins with the team’s victory over Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament last season. BG’s victory over IUPUI last weekend gives her 501 career victories—more than any volleyball coach in conference history. She has been named MAC Coach of the Year four times in her tenure. Colorado State coach Tom Hilbert is 334-85 in his 14 seasons with the team. Hilbert has been named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year seven times in the 11 years Colorado State has been in the MWC. Florida coach Mary Wise has led her experienced squad to sixth in the first regular season poll with wins over Iowa State and Nebraska last weekend. She is 686-130 in 19 seasons as the Gators’ head coach.
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“As a coach there is only so much you can do and it’s the weeks leading up try to be more dynamic to the games and at half and creative on the field time,” he said. “My role is because it “creates more pretty limited and it is up to the players.” opportunities.” But Richards has been While they played well for part of the second half making changes on the against Xavier, they’re field to help his players still without a win, and succeed. “We don’t want to waste coach Andy Richards said the biggest issues for the opportunity and one player over another player can Falcons are themselves. “We made some tech- make a difference,” he n ica l er rors t hat cost said. This weekend, BG will t he games t his season,” play under the lights at he said. Richards said while he is Niagara University, somehelping his team prevent thing they familiarized errors in the final score, themselves with at practhe game is in the players’ tice at Doyt Perry Stadium Wednesday evening. hands.
“It was really cool to come back with a lot of momentum.” Alyssa Zucacaro | BG forward With all their practice out of the way, BG is hoping it pays off. Zuccaro said the Falcons are ready to go on the road and get a victory. “I’m pumped,” she said enthusiastically. “We want to walk off the field with smiles.” The team will play at home at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 against University of Minnesota.
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