Football | PARIS COTTON SETS CAREER HIGH IN WIN, 1B
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Central Michigan Life
Monday, Sept. 20, 2010
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Future of television may not be televised
No state funding reduction expected in upcoming budget Administrators still ready for cuts By Carisa Seltz Senior Reporter
Lawmakers battling over next year’s state budget are not expected to cut higher education funding. But CMU is still preparing for the worst. State Rep. Bill Caul, R-Mount Pleasant, said the legislature is using about $1 billion of federal money to patch up the $1.5 billion state deficit. He doesn’t anticipate any cuts from the public university fund base, he said, though there are many pieces to the financial puzzle. “It looks like we’ll be able to make the target (amounts) without any major cuts in higher education,” he said. In a recent interview with Central Michigan Life, University President George Ross said CMU cut $5.2 million from its operating budget in April to prepare for at least a 3 percent cut in state-allocated funds for this academic year, which began July 1. CMU officials have estimated receiving $80,064,200 in state-
appropriated funds, according to the 2010-11 operating budget. “We’ve been in flux over the budget so far and so we went with what the governor’s proposed amount was last year and this year,” said Carol Haas, director of financial planning and budgets.
By Maryellen Tighe Metro Editor
This story first appeared on cm-life.com Friday afternoon. SAGINAW - In a five-county sting, the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team has recovered 4,241 marijuana plants in recent weeks with a street value of $4,241,000. About 1,430 of those plants were found in just Isabella and Clare counties, officials announced Friday at press conference in Saginaw. Since investigations began in August, 25 people have been arrested and are facing criminal charges for manufacturing marijuana. Eight of those people were arrested for growing in Isabella County. Despite the large number of arrests in the jurisdiction of the Isabella County team, the future of their involvement in the force is still undecided, said Sheriff Leo Mioduszewki. Isabella
By Ryan Taljonick Senior Reporter
Plans Haas said CMU will first tap into a reserve account Ross allocated in case the university does receive less than the $80 million estimate before cutting from departments. “We have a plan in place as afar as everyone has some reduction plans that they can fall back on and there’s also other reviews going on at this time,” she said. Ross said his administration and the board of trustees were very public about the possibility of program cuts back in May. “At this point, while we don’t know what the final state budget reductions will be,” he said, “we expect one and we continue to plan.” Administrators are preparing for up to a 20 percent reduction A budget | 2A
Five-county sting seizes $4.2 million worth of marijuana Isabella County’s future in drug enforcement team remains undecided
Google’s live streaming service suggests new Web option
County will decide Oct. 1, when they approve their 2011 budget, if they will remain in BAYANET. “I know money’s tight for everybody, but you have to look at what the team does,” said Melvin Mathews, BAYANET section commander. “That team right now is leading in arrests and complaint investigations.” Collaboration between departments is the standard method for narcotic enforcement in Michigan, Mathews said. BAYANET would not exist without the collaboration between departments. BAYANET collaborated with the Michigan State Police Aviation Unit and National Guard Raid Team in what has been dubbed the Domestic Cannabis/Hemp Eradication Program. “This is a big year for us with the confiscation of marijuana in farm fields, ditch lines and farm lines,” Mathews said. “This year had a good rainy season. A lot of people were aware this stuff was growing out there. They contact us, we got tips.” The most recent arrest was in Shepherd Wednesday, Mathews said. Arrests were also made A drugs | 2A
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West Bloomfield senior Lizzy Whalen contemplates her next move while leading a route for her team Saturday afternoon at Sandstonia in Bubba City, West Virginia. “Rock climbing is my passion, it’s what I love,” said Whalen. “No matter what happens as long as I’m climbing my mind is at ease.”
Into the wild Students travel south to raft, hike, climb By Joe Borlik | Staff Reporter
SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. - Lizzy Whalen had a chance to do one of her favorite things ever in a striking new place over the weekend. Rock climbing is an experience the West Bloomfield senior always anticipates. “I like the challenge and how you have to figure the route out on your own,” said Whalen, a member of the High Adventure Club at CMU. Members of the group dedicate themselves to rock climbing, sky diving, hiking and backpacking. Whalen said the group goes rock climbing as much as they can. She said they travel any weekend they have free and have gone down to Kentucky at least five times a year. But this past weekend was different than the others. About 60 members of the group went to W. Va. and were joined by thousands of other people united for the 2010 Gauley River Festival.
cm-life.com Head to the site to watch a video of all the action Rock climbing was just a small part of the trip. The event is primarily known for being one of the largest white water festivals in North America. Many of the students paddled down white water, got thrown from rafts, hiked up cliffs and socialized to live music. “I think Gauley Fest is the best time I’ve ever had,” said Sanford freshman Orrin Shawl. “It’s an amazing time.” Most of the High Adventure members left Thursday and did not arrive at the destination until about 2 a.m. But it was all well worth it. The participants set up hundreds of tents at Veterans Memorial Park, which shares space with a high school football stadium and baseball diamond. Friday was devoted to white water rafting and Saturday was spent hiking and rock climbing. A thrill | 2A
Dan Wiley loves watching all of his favorite TV shows, just not on TV. The Port Huron sophomore instead relies on Internet services such as Hulu and YouTube for his daily entertainment. “I mostly watch TV through those services,” he said. “I like those services because not only are they free, but you can watch them whenever or wherever you want. I can even watch it on my phone.” Wiley said a lot of people, especially students, rely on the Web for programming entertainment. Eric Limarenko, a broadcast and cinematic arts instructor and video labs coordinator, said online streaming is the future of television programming. “This is the point where everything changes,” he said. “Streaming will take over traditional television and the traditional television business model as it is now. Streaming events such as concerts and sporting events, and even your kid’s birthday party that your family wants to watch — everything is going down that path.” People can watch online streaming services on their television through gaming consoles like the Xbox 360, or even by hooking up their laptops or PCs to their television through component cables. “Sitting in an office chair isn’t as comfortable as sitting on a couch, watching a 54-inch plasma TV,” Wiley said. “But I think that a lot of students are looking at cable and saying to themselves, ‘Why should I pay for something that I can get for free?’” Online services such as Hulu, YouTube, iTunes and Netflix provide users with video streaming options for a variety of television programs and movies, some of which are payper-view while others are available to users for free.
YouTube live streaming Now, YouTube has begun another initiative to challenge television’s dominance. Its latest feature, YouTube live streaming, will offer live event broadcasts. Limarenko said YouTube’s new live streaming feature is a step in the right direction. “I think they’re smart,” he said. “They’re testing the waters to see what the public reaction’s going to be. We’re sort of the guinea pigs because they know
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New RPL course requires use of iPads, focuses on social media Journalism class recommends it By Carisa Seltz Senior Reporter
Many professors would cringe at the idea of students using any technology during class time. But that’s the point of RPL 400N: Special Issues in Leisure Services. It is the first course requiring students to purchase or rent an iPad, Apple’s tablet computer released in April. Students in “Digital Media in Recreation, Tourism and Events” are also required to be savvy users
of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites. Daniel Bracken, associate director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching, instructs the course with Michael Reuter, director of distributed computing and technical operations. He said the special topics course began this semester because recreation majors returning from internships did not have some of the skills employers expected of them. “They were asking them to put videos on YouTube and do some media campaigns through Facebook and Twitter,” he said, “and they just hadn’t had any of that as coursework.” Throughout the course, students
will edit video and audio, disseminate projects through a social medium and study the dynamics of search engines, Bracken said. The iPads are used to read course materials, listen to and watch podcasts and submit quizzes, projects and tests. Bracken said students have been receptive to the iPad. “There’s a convenience factor to having access to so much information right at their fingertips,” he said. Students can rent iPads from the CMU Bookstore for $100 a semester, Bracken said. A ipad | 2A
From left to right, Rochester sophomore Christian Matthews, Waterford junior Daniel Pearson, Grosse Pointe senior Erin Hughes and Imlay City senior Alissa Campbell use iPads during RPL 400N: Recreation Tourism, and Events. joe tobianski/ staff photographer
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EVENTS CALENDAR Today w Soup and Substance: Fair Trade will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Bovee University Center Terrace Rooms A, B, C and D. Join vendors and community organizations to learn about efforts to promote fair trade. w The first Book Organization Meeting is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Anspach 161. w “A Christmas Carol” auditions will be at 6 p.m. at the Broadway Theatre, 216 E. Broadway St.
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in state appropriations for the 2011-12 budget, Ross said. A 20 percent reduction in state funding would mean a $16 million loss for CMU. If the university receives less than expected, Haas said the higher-than-expected enrollment numbers for this year will help buffer the financial sting. “The increased enrollment will definitely help because that’s increased revenue we weren’t planning on having,” she said. Haas said departments campus-wide have been frugal and are watching their expenditures in preparation of looming budget cuts. According to goals adopted by the president and board of
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trustees May 24, there will be a complete review of all administrative areas and service centers in January 2011 to determine efficiencies, cost savings and cost cutting measures. The results of the review will determine which areas will receive enhanced funds and which areas will be consolidated or even eliminated where necessary. Ross said administrators will receive more specific details as CMU delves deeper into the process of evaluating programs. Provost Gary Shapiro said the administration will stick to the timeline laid out in the university goals. “We are preparing to bring (the discussion) to the campus community,” Shapiro said, “but we are not ready to do so as of yet.” firstname.lastname@example.org
w A work place fashion show will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the University Center Bovee Auditorium, going over fashion etiquette, trends and the fashion business hiring process. w Free natural health classes starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Naturopathic Community Center, 503 E. Broadway St.
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in Midland, Bay, Saginaw and Clare counties. Plants seized were mainly found growing on farms at the edges of wooded areas and fields. Marijuana plants are easy to spot during fly-overs when fall comes, Mathews said, as traditional crops are harvested. “This has a negative impact on quality of life in this area,” said Michigan State Police Inspector Dan Bateman. “It’s
always an ongoing battle. It’s always this kind of seizure that people expect to see.” Mioduszewski said none of the plants found were from farms authorized for the growth of medical marijuana, as those farms are required to be fenced and locked in. “A large majority of it was up in the northern part,” he said of the plants found in Isabella County. For anyone with narcotic-related information, the BAYANET tip line is 888-286-2814. email@example.com
w “Becoming an Ally: self assessments of personal attitudes and how they effect social and interpersonal relationships” will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Bovee University Center Terrace Room D.
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where she was completely subdued by the water under the raft, Whalen said. Justin Mendoza said he was on one of the few rafts that didn’t flip over. “It was worth the drive,” the Otsego sophomore said. “Everyone should come.” Phil Bain came to the festival all the way from New Zealand. “Gauley Fest is all about meeting new people and I’ve met a lot of new people,” Bain said. He said he danced for hours at the campsite during the night.
One of the event’s highlights for Shawl was watching “Piano Bob” perform. The performer plays at the festival each year, entertaining dancers with his own piano versions of popular songs by various musical talents, including Neil Diamond and Pink Floyd. “Piano Bob” is actually Bob Heckler, an earth science high school teacher who occasionally plays in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago. “I just like to watch people have a good time,” Heckler said. “I live for it.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Impact on textbooks Marion freshman Will Thompson bought an iPad in the first week of his first semester at CMU. He said he prefers the convenience of the tablet computer to a heavy book bag. “The (textbook) I have has links to any Internet website you need right on the page,” he said. Thompson uses the pages application to write papers and downloaded the manuscript application to take notes from his textbooks. Romeo junior Kevin Richmond bought an iPad to store electronic textbooks for his classes the first week it was released. Richmond also uses the pages application for schoolwork and transfers
will eventually go digital. The electronic textbooks feature embedded video and audio clips and links to supplementary websites, Bradley said. “(The iPad’s) light weight and convenience is going to make it much more widely used,” he said. email@example.com
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The intense white water tossed Whalen out of her raft several times. Whalen said there was one moment where another rafter from her group fell on top of her and then another person on them both, causing her to crash into the water. “I got sucked down into a current and it spun me really fast five or six times,” she said. There were two other times
Temporary journalism Instructor Pat Lichtman designed a special topics course to explore social media, but only recommended students purchase an iPad. Students explore basic concepts of new media in JRN 397A: Social Media: Reputation, Image and Interaction. Lichtman lectures on the importance of social media and search engines. She said iPads will be required for the course next semester. “I’m not promoting iPads as the ‘be all and end all,’” she said. “I encourage my students to look it over, try it out and get familiar with what it can and can’t do for you and go out and look at some other things too.”
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his files with MobileMe, an Apple program allowing him to access his documents on other computers after writing them with his iPad. “I’m pretty into Apple products,” he said. “They all seem to work together pretty well.” Joey Bradley, a Macintosh computer consultant for Apple, said physical textbooks
w A barbecue for the Autism Society of America happens from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity House, 614 S. Main St. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door.
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Monday, Sept. 20, 2010
journey to sisterhood
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Top left: Lindon senior Kaylen Dickerson does a dance where layers of shirts are removed, ending with a shirt revealing she is jumping Zeta Tau Alpha Friday at the sorority recruitment jump in Kelly/Shorts Stadium. “I love seeing the girls find their new home and family,” Dickerson said. Top Right: Shelby Township junior Nicole Budde laughs during a performance on stage Friday. Above: Plainwell freshman Kaitlyn Horton, left, Richland freshman Cassie Bryant, Oxford freshman Brittney Resk and Highland freshman Amanda Gilman point and yell that they are jumping to Delta Zeta at the sorority recruitment jump.
Eleven sororities welcome about 200 new members By Heather Hillman Senior Reporter
Kelly/Shorts Stadium smelled more of perfume than of sweat Friday afternoon. Sorority recruitment’s final stage — jump — where recruits announce which chapter they will join, was held on the football field for the first time. Members of CMU’s 11 sororities stood in the stands anxiously waiting to hear who they would soon greet as a sister. For Phi Mu member Taylor Hart, it was a a highlight of recruitment
week. It was her first experience with formal recruitment since joining the chapter in the spring. “I liked how excited all the new girls were to finally go to their sorority,” the Jackson sophomore said, “and how excited the sororities were to get new girls.” The women announced which chapter they were joining and jumped off the stage set up on field. The white-clad recruits were greeted with hugs, cheers and applause as the sororities celebrated the growth of their sisterhoods. Formal sorority recruitment began Sept. 11 and ran throughout the week. Birmingham freshman Stephanie Curcuru signed up for recruitment because her mother and sis-
Cadillac senior Ashley Armand reacts after her “little,” who she has known for three years, decides to jump to Delta Phi Epsilon Friday. “She’s like my other half,” Armand said.
ter went Greek during their college years. She said she wanted to see for herself what it was all about. “I’m looking forward to getting a taste of Greek life because I’ve never really seen it in its full potential,” Curcuru said before starting recruitment. Recruits met their potential chapters in rooms in Grawn Hall to get to know each other, a change from earlier years when they visited the houses themselves. “It makes the chapters more equal so people can meet girls for who they are and not for their house,” Hart said. The new recruits eliminated two houses they would not like to return to the next day and each sorority cut girls. The revisiting and
elimination process was continued until girls were left with at most three chapter’s preference parties to attend on Thursday. Hart said the preference parties are meant to help potential members get to know the more serious side of each group and what sisterhood is really about. More than 300 women began the week-long journey to jump, but by the week’s end only about 200 girls joined a sorority. Curiosity also brought Chardae Whitson to recruitment this fall. The Birmingham senior said she didn’t want to graduate without seeing what it was like from the inside. While neither ended up jumping, both agreed the experience was amazing.
“I really like how it’s set up so that you can see every house and it’s a mutual choice between sorority and girl whether you go back to that house,” Curcuru said. “I’m glad I went through recruitment. It’s definitely worth it just to know the Greek system better and it’s a great way to meet people and make friends.” Whitson said her time commitment as president of the High Adventure Club kept her from going Greek. Whitson said she was glad she was able to experience formal recruitment. “I found the process a little overwhelming at times but it’s definitely worth it if you’re able to find a group that fits you,” Whitson said. email@example.com
Beverly Hills senior Mary-Kate Kachel hugs a friend after jumping to Delta Zeta Friday at the Sorority recruitment jump in Kelly/Shorts Stadium. “I love my Gamma Chi family, but I missed every one of my sorority sisters,” Kachel said.
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Smart credit With a little thought and effort, it is possible to beat credit card companies in the game of interest rates. While at Target the other day, my wife and I decided to look at TVs. We weren’t planning on getting one, however, one really stuck out at us. The problem is that we just do not have the bank to pay for it outright at present. As is the case with many other store cards, we would be able to get a discount (10 percent) if we signed up for a Target RED card. This gave me the idea to run the numbers and see if we would be able to come out ahead by having the interest paid be less than the amount of the discount – in this case $80. In order to do this, I had to find out a couple of things. One of these things is how often interest is calculated, which for a credit card is going to be every day, and what the annual rate is, which for this card can run from 10 to 19.35 percent plus prime. Since I’m trying to save money on interest, I want to limit the length of the outstanding balance to an arbitrary six months, as compared to paying the minimum. This allows me to calculate my payments using a simple time value of money calculator. Assuming that I made payments to match the frequency in which interest is calculated, I would be paying $4.16 a day, for a total of $41.76 in interest paid at the end of the six months – and that’s assuming a 22.6 percent interest rate (19.35 percent + prime). But even if I were to make weekly payments, the interest wouldn’t have as much time to compound as if I just waited for the end of each month to make a payment. Indeed, it turns out to be financially beneficial to get the card so I could get the discount if I stuck to my terms. In comparison, that same $720 balance would take roughly 42 months to pay off, at a total of $327 in interest if I were to pay the minimum (the greater of 3 percent or $25). Moral of the story: use the ability to pay online to pay more frequently, and you too can beat the credit card companies at their game. However, you aren’t relegated to beating the companies just by paying more often. If you’re financially savvy enough, you can take advantage of the fact that most companies will eliminate interest if the entire balance is paid at the end of the month. Instead of paying cash for an item, take the cash and invest it in an asset that is liquid enough so you can convert it back by the end of the month to cover the credit balance. If your investment strategy worked and you came out ahead, you essentially were able to margin trade with 100% leverage, and without interest.
EDITORIAL | Drug enforcement team should not be cut in Isabella County
he five-county sting that resulted in $4,241,000 worth of marijuana being seized again proves the importance of the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team.
BAYANET should be preserved as much as is financially feasible for Isabella County. Deterring rampant illegal activity, especially drug-related, is extremely important, and the team has made clear progress in cleaning up drug activity in the county. Isabella County was considering cutting one officer from its branch of BAYANET, which currently has seven full-time equivalents. Eight of the 25 arrests were in Isabella County and more marijuana plants were seized in Isabella than any of the other four counties involved in the sting, proving the money spent on BAYANET in the county is paying off.
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If BAYANET was not active in Isabella County, there would be millions of dollars worth of marijuana being distributed. Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said despite Isabella County leading BAYANET in arrests, it may leave the team in 2011 because of budget cuts. This news follows considerations last month that one full-time position may be cut from the Isabella team. At the end of the day, the county only has so much money to use to enforce the law. But the results BAYANET has produced makes their effectiveness and importance clear. Isabella County houses both a
large college community and a large rural area, which makes it particularly conducive to marijuana growth operations and distribution of marijuana and other drugs. Some may argue Isabella County’s BAYANET team is larger than it needs to be, but their aggressive approach to drug enforcement has paid off in a big way, rather than being excessive. Isabella County’s team is considerably larger than that of the other five involved counties, but the team’s success makes it logically difficult to argue against its continuation. Obviously drug enforcement will continue in Isabella County if its BAYANET team is maintained, reduced or cut, but having a team of officers dedicated to narcotics enforcement has created concrete, tangible results. If the team is cut for budget concerns, drug enforcement will become a greater challenge for general law enforcement in the county.
Political debates are dull, tedious and boring, and thanks to this year’s gubernatorial candidates, Michigan voters may be spared from them. The sides representing Democratic candidate Virg Bernero and GOP candidate Rick Snyder have not been able to compromise on how many debates should take place, when or where the debates should take place, the time they should be and who the moderators should be. Fine, just scrap the whole idea. Bernero wanted eight debates because of the free advertising it would get him. In his primary win over House Speaker Andy Dillon, he failed to purchase one single television advertisement and outside groups supporting him have bought all ads that have attacked Dillon or Snyder. Snyder, who is a political novice and has a near-20point lead, obviously wants to limit the opportunities for Bernero to score political points at his expense or to come across poor on statewide television. Gov. Jennifer Granholm outperformed her two Republican opponents in gubernatorial debates, former Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus in 2002 and Grand Rapids businessman Dick DeVos in 2006 and used the momentum to go on to wins in both races. Political debates are fake, dull events anyway. The questions that are asked often touch on nothing real voters want to know and are rarely answered by the candidates anyway and most of the candidates’ responses have been rehearsed and revised for weeks at a time. The most real moment of the campaign came this week when Bernero crashed a Snyder town hall forum in Westland on Monday to put Snyder on the spot about the stalled debate negotiations. For an hour, both candidates took questions that had not been pre-screened from the audience; real Michigan voters with real questions for their choices to be their next governor. Would anybody be actually opposed to ditching the traditional debate system for a true town hall forum system with both candidates each week in different parts of the state? No television, open to the general public, with no pre-screened questions to get a sense what the candidates are like on their feet? It is time to ditch the debates and get the candidates actually talking to voters.
West Michigan needs an everyman I am a senior at Central Michigan University and an intern for Josh Lillie, Libertarian candidate for Michigan’s 33rd Senate Seat, and the Libertarian Party of West Michigan in general. On behalf of Josh, I wish to share with my fellow students, the professors, other faculty of Central Michigan University and the general public of Mount Pleasant and Isabella County why I believe Josh is an excellent choice to represent the people of Michigan’s 33rd Senate District. First, Josh Lillie is not a lawyer, politician or big business owner; he has nothing to gain from or
hand out in special favors from his election. Josh does not come from a background of millions or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in income or assets. Rather, Josh was a sheet metal worker attempting to finding employment when and where available to assist his family in making ends meet. Recently, after 15 years as a sheet metal worker, the economy has forced him to change jobs and is now an AV Technician. He is like you and I — he knows that he must listen to people like us. For this reason he can relate to the common citizen and can see things from a simple, logical, and pure angle.
Second, Josh is not subject to partisan politics. As a Libertarian, Josh is an outsider to the politicking of the two major parties. He distances himself from their underhanded tactics and utter disregard for the general public’s voice. Further, Josh even opposes his own party’s standing on certain issues that he believes are contradictory to liberty. Josh is a philosophically minded individual; he compares all issues that come before him to the philosophy of liberty and makes a judgment from there.
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Search for two suspects continues
‘ I t ’ s b een pre t t y in t ense ’
By Ryan Czachorski Senior Reporter
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Higgins Lake senior Elayna McCall fires an airgun at an opponent Friday afternoon during the Bongo Ball event at the field between Finch Fieldhouse and the Health Professions building. The event was put on by Program Board and was free to students who wanted to participate.
Bongo Ball Mania takes over campus 150 people go at it in paint-ball-like game By Chelsea Hohn Staff Reporter
Part of CMU’s campus became a Nerf battleground Friday afternoon. The competitive shooting match Bongo Ball Mania broke out in the field between Finch Fieldhouse and the Health Professions Building. About 150 people came to play in a paintball-like game, using Nerf football-launching air guns. The field was sprinkled with a number of inflatable blocks for participants to take cover behind. Chesterfield sophomore Brittany Martin, daytime and special events coordinator for Program Board, orga-
nized the event as a fun way for students to start their weekend. “People have been saying it’s really fun to shoot people and it’s been exciting,” Martin said. Program Board hosts Bongo Ball Mania annually but moved the date to increase attendance, Martin said. Teams were composed of five players engaged in fierce competition — once a player was hit with one of the launched Nerf balls they were out of the round. Many of its participants couldn’t help but get into the game. “I’ve seen people diving over people to block them, it’s been pretty intense,” said Big Rapids sophomore Rebecca Sarkozi. The game is advertised by its producer Cutting Edge Productions as a hybrid of “American Gladiator,” paint-
ball and capture-the-flag. The Nerf balls are intended to provide a competitive atmosphere while not leaving bruises or paint splatters everywhere. Bay City sophomore Kasey McFarland was drawn to the activity because of a previous interest in recreational shooting sports. “I heard it was like paintball and I know I like that,” McFarland said. Several attendees stayed through much of the event and went back for second and third games. Caledonia sophomore Dylan Cochran said communication was a vital factor in winning teams. “It’s a lot less fun if your team doesn’t communicate,” Cochran said. “People on my team did though so it was really nice.” email@example.com
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Greenville freshmen Tyler Reynolds, Taylor Jensen, Mike Sandtveit and Flint freshman JaLohn Stewart speak with Thorpe Residence Hall Director Ryan Phillips, left, as other residents wait outside Friday evening after a fire started in their third-floor bedroom of Thorpe Hall.
Electrical fire damages room at Thorpe Hall over weekend By Melissa Torok Staff Reporter
This story first appeared on cm-life.com Friday night. Four of the five residents of Thorpe 312 were enjoying a typical early Friday evening when they suddenly heard an unmistakable “popping” noise. “We heard a big pop and then everything went out — the TV, lights, everything,” said Flint freshman Jalohn Stewart. “Then smoke was everywhere.” An electrical fire damaged the Thorpe Hall room and caused a temporary evacuation over the weekend. A curtain in the living area of Thorpe 312 caught fire and a window was knocked out during the incident. Mount Pleasant firefighters and the Central Michigan University Police Department were called to the scene at 5:56 p.m. The fire appeared to have been started by an iHome system used for charging and playing iPods, but it was
“We heard a big pop and then everything went out — the TV, lights, everything. Then smoke was everywhere.” Jalohn Stewart, Flint freshman easily contained, CMU Police Officer Jeff Ballard said. Police Chief Bill Yeagley said the fire was small and consisted of mostly smoke. No one was injured. “The fire was already out when the Mount Pleasant Fire Department arrived and they mainly removed all the smoke,” Yeagley said. Stewart said he was in the other room when the fire began. The fire started in the right corner of the room’s living area, he said. Three of Stewart’s roommates were present at the time of the incident. The fifth roommate, Greenville freshman Nick Campbell, was home at the time. “I walked in right as the popping sound was happening,” said Greenville fresh-
man Tyler Reynolds. Greenville freshman Taylor Jensen pulled the fire alarm and ran to inform the front desk. Shawn Knight, a New Boston sophomore and third floor resident assistant, used the fire extinguisher to put out the flames. “I was eating dinner and the alarm was already going off,” Knight said. “I ran upstairs to make sure people were leaving.” The roommates evacuated with the remaining residents in the hall. Students returned to the building about 6:45 p.m. The five Thorpe 312 residents were staying in a guest room until further notice. firstname.lastname@example.org
Area police departments are still looking for two men stemming from unrelated incidents. CMU Police have yet to identify a suspect from Thursday night’s unprovoked assault outside the Education and Human Services Building. Police have reviewed surveillance footage from around the building, but it led to inconclusive evidence. “No suspects have been identified, no eyewitnesses have come forward,” said Sgt. Cameron Wassman. “Absolutely nothing has happened yet.” The assault happened around 8 p.m. on the north side of the EHS Building. The victim was leaving the building when the incident occurred. “We had a female walking alone and a subject jumped out from behind her and grabbed her to kiss her, from what it appeared,” said Police Chief Bill Yeagley. “He took off running.” Yeagley said the victim was able to push the suspect before he fled. She was not injured, said Sgt. Mike Morrow. The male suspect was described as approximately 6 feet tall and wearing a darkcolored, hooded sweatshirt at the time of the assault. His race is unknown. “At this point, we don’t know where the suspect was or the victim was prior to the attack,” Morrow said. “We do not have a clear motive right now.” The Central Alert System began sending out calls to campus at 10 p.m., alerting students of the incident. If anyone has any information on the incident, they are asked to call the CMU dispatch line at 774-3081 or the tip line at 774-1874. Search continues for Lansing resident The Mount Pleasant Police Department did not apprehend Fatae Devin-James Pikes this weekend, accord-
ing to Central Dispatch. The 19-year-old Lansing resident is wanted on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants held by Mount Pleasant Police that were “assaultive in nature.” Additional information about the crimes is not being released as requested by the Isabella County Prosecutor’s Office, said MPPD Public Information Officer Jeff Browne. “We have reason to believe he’s in the area,” Browne said.
Pikes is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and approximately 200 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right inner forearm with a large cross and the letters “RIP” written on it. Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Pikes’ arrest. Those with information are asked to call Central Dispatch at 7731000 or the MPPD anonymous tip line at 779-9111. email@example.com
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Civil War reenactment captures shots of history By James Falls Staff Reporter
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Canton resident John Beeler does a salute to those who have fallen in the Civil War along with other reenactors. The reenactment took place at Deerfield County Park.
The south briefly rose again this weekend in Deerfield Park. Nearly 200 people witnessed the portrayal at the sixth annual Mid-Michigan Civil War Muster Saturday and Sunday at Deerfield Park. Reenactors from all over Michigan replayed the Battle of Bentonville, N.C. which occurred in 1865. Standing behind a 3,000-pound cannon from 1836, Wyandotte resident Brian Murphy said as a person who likes history, he gets to experience what the soldiers went through during the war. “I get to touch a part of history, literally,” said Murphy, who played a confederate solider from the First Missouri Hiram Bledsoe Light Battery. “This gun in front of me served in both the Civil War and the Mexican War.” The park, 2425 W. Remus Rd., was a great place to reenact the war, said Dave Rowley, commanding officer of the 10th Michigan Infantry, which hosted the event. “The people of Isabella County love to see their park being used in a variety of ways,” Rowley said. Along with portraying the major heroes that participated in the War,
some reenactors portrayed some of the smaller heroes. Susie King-Taylor, the first AfricanAmerican field nurse and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, were portrayed by Michelle Petrie of Brownstown Township during the reenactment. “These American figures are in the history books,” Petrie said. “If you have access to a computer, look them up and find out about them for yourself.” The Civil War is important for everyone to learn outside of school, Rowley said. People have told him after his performances they’ve learned much more in 30 minutes than any textbook could have taught them in school, he said. Rowley, who has been reenacting the Civil War for 40 years, said it is an honor to be in the shoes of the soldiers that served in this war. “We do this out of respect for our ancestors that fought in the Civil War,” Rowley said. “In this three-day battle alone, there were 5,000 casualties out of the 60,000 soldiers that fought in the war and we need to pay a tribute to them.”
Amy Vanderbeg of Grand Rapids played the drummer in the Civil War reenactment at Deerfield County Park Sunday afternoon. The reenactment was the 145th anniversary of the battle at Bentonville, SC.
Hispanic Heritage Month kicks New alumni relations director off with keynote speech today begins work in October Several other events in store to share culture By Melissa Torok Staff Reporter
University offices hope to showcase Hispanic culture with a series of events starting today with a speech from a Texas immigration expert. Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off tonight with West Cosgrove, founder and executive director of Project Puente, a nonprofit promoting border immersion programs focusing on the issues of global economics and immigration. The event is sponsored by Minority Student Services and begins at 7 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium. Admission is free. Shant’L Raines, a Farmington Hills graduate assistant for MSS, said the event aims to bring awareness to immigration reform in the U.S. Illegal immigration will also be discussed. “He’s very involved in issues and is uplifting in the Latino culture,” Raines said.
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where the market’s headed.” In the future, physical media such as DVDs will be a thing of the past, Limarenko said. He pointed to the advantages of streaming, including access to a nearly unlimited amount of content. “The trick is, the advertisers have to figure out how to make a profit,” he said.
“He’s going to give the opinion of why it’s in the best interest of everyone to be on the bandwagon for immigration reform.” Keisha Janney, assistant director of MSS, said Cosgrove is a great selection to represent the Hispanic culture. “One of the reasons we’re excited to have him is because he brings other opinions to campus,” Janney said. “I’m really looking forward to what the community, students and faculty think.” Cosgrove will also encourage students to take immersion trips offered by Project Puente. The projects allow people to spend time in communities located on the U.S. and Mexico border, she said. “The organization is facing financial challenges because people aren’t going on the immersion projects,” Janney said. Cosgrove will open the forum for questions following the discussion. Other events Hispanic Heritage month, which started Wednesday and runs until Oct. 15, will
Future of cable Limarenko said television set sales will not likely be affected by online streaming, though television networks might be in trouble as programming shifts to Internet streaming services. Cable services will have to change how they operate, he said. “Each cable station that you’re watching now will eventually be its own subscription site,” he said. “You’ll see a bunch of ministations that will provide
Hispanic Heritage Month events w Today: Keynote speech; 7 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium w Sept. 29: A Taste of Latin Culture, Flavor and Salsa; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Bovee UC Rotunda w Oct. 4: Zumba Latin Fitness; 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Student Activity Center also feature a food tasting event, salsa dancing lessons and “Zumba Latin Fitness.” Stan Shingles, assistant vice president of University Recreation, said the Zumba Latin Fitness program is a great experience for students. “It provides a very diverse program that is very popular on college campuses and in communities across the country,” he said. This is the second year University Recreation and MSS will both sponsor the Zumba class. “There’s lots of opportunities for students to come out and experience something out of the ordinary,” Janney said. firstname.lastname@example.org
content under that umbrella. I’m not going to subscribe to a huge cable package, I’ll be à la carting to my taste.” Zeeland sophomore Troy Cronkright said he thinks people will still buy in to cable services despite YouTube’s efforts in live streaming. “Not everyone sits and watches live television,” he said. “People still have to get their reality TV fix.” email@example.com
3 Day Kickoff Event!
Mark Gaffney, President, Michigan AFL-CIO Frederick W. Hoffman, Former Vice President of Government Relations, Chrysler, LLC Greg Main, President and CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation H.E. Marco Nobili, Consul General of Italy in Detroit Dr. Roy B. Norton, Consul General of Canada in Detroit Rich Studley, President and CEO, Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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to meet alumni from all walks, including people who have graduated recently to those who have not been back for years. “The other day, I spoke with a man who graduated from CMU in 1942,” Otteman said. “That’s amazing that he graduated 68 years ago when World War II was going on. This was the first time he had been back to campus since his graduation and being able to hear his background and knowledge was inspiring.” As well as connecting alumni back to CMU, Otteman is also looking forward to the changes in her position. “Admissions was a pretty time-consuming business. It’s definitely not an eight-to-five job,” Otteman said. “I think this job will be similar, but with more travel. I do a lot of things outside the office. That’s just my work ethic.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Griffin Policy Forum Plachta Auditorium, Warriner Hall
Dr. Alex Himelfarb, Director, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs
For 12 years, Marcie Otteman has worked to bring people into CMU. Starting Oct. 4, it will be her job to bring people back. Otteman was named the new executive director of alumni relations Sept. 10. She has worked at CMU as senior associate director of transfer admissions and operations since the late 1990s. “I have had the opportunity to work for 12 years in admissions, so this will be an interesting shift in what I am doing,” Otteman said. The previous executive director of Alumni Relations was Mary Lu Yardley, who Otteman considers a mentor. “I’ve known her since before I came to CMU, and this is the second time I have followed in her career footsteps,” Otteman said. The pair knew each other
from working at Lawrence Technological University before coming to CMU. It was a natural fit to take over after Yardley’s retirement, Otteman said, as Yardley was someone she enjoyed learning from. “It is exciting for CMU to have Marcie in this role,” Yardley said. “She is very loyal to this university and with her incredible amount of energy, she is going to do a great job.” The salary of the executive director of alumni relations is $80,000, said Director of Public Relations Steve Smith. Otteman will be in charge of the entire alumni office, with her focus being to connect and reconnect with CMU alumni. “It’s a busy office with over 200,000 alumni,” Yardley said. As the past executive director, Yardley was also in charge of the alumni magazine as well as the budget for alumni relations. Otteman said she is excited
Making Public Management Work in the
4HURSDAY 3EPTEMBER s PM
By Ariel Black Staff Reporter
September 23 - 25, 2010
Central Michigan University
As policy issues grow more complex, greater collaboration is required between policymakers and administrators at various levels and across national borders. This conference, which includes experts from Canada, Italy and the U.S., will provide public managers with strategies to address the challenges they face in the global economy.
Although the Griffin Policy Forum and following Academic Conference are free and open to the public, please register in advance by contacting CMU’s Political Science Department at 989-774-7415 or paconf@ cmich.edu. Please indicate whether you will attend the conference, forum or both.
Friday, September 24 Public Administration Conference Park Library Auditorium Morning Session (9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.) s 0ANEL ) #ROSS "ORDER 2EGIONAL #OLLABORATION Business, Labor and Government s 0ANEL )) Financial Regulation after the Global Bubble Burst Afternoon Session (2 – 6 p.m.) s 0ANEL ))) Public/Private Partnerships in Green Economies s 0ANEL )6 'OVERNANCE AND !CCOUNTABILITY in the Global Economy
Saturday, September 25
The Griffin Policy Forum and Academic Conference are hosted by the Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Political Science at Central Michigan University.
9:30 a.m. - Noon Workshop: Fostering Global Awareness in Public Administration
The conference is also supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Graduate Education, Strosacker Room, Park Library
VOLLEYBALL | CMU goes 2-1 at College of Charleston Invitational, 3B
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Monday, Sept. 20, 2010
Soccer winless over weekend Anagnost: Team still looking for identity By John Manzo Staff Reporter
Central Michigan women’s soccer head coach Tom Anagnost is searching for the team’s identity after a winless weekend that concluded with a 2-1 loss against Indiana on Sunday. “Once we figure out how to be more aggressive, I think we will be a better team,” Anagnost said Sunday afternoon. “Right now we are trying to find our identity.” CMU freshman forward Jennifer Gassman scored her first ca-
reer goal in the 87th minute on a shot from 14-yards out, but it was spoiled in a losing effort. Despite the loss, Gassman was overjoyed by her goal. “It felt amazing,” she said. “It was more than anything I’ve ever felt before.” Indiana junior forward Carly Samp helped put the Hoosiers up during the 11th minute when she scored her fifth goal of the season on a 16-yard shot that deflected off a CMU defender. After a first half in which CMU was outshot 11-1, Anagnost had his team come out aggressively in the second half, recording seven shots and the Gassman goal. It was only outshot 8-7 in the second half.
A sense of urgency soon came about for the Chippewas but, by then, it was too little, too late. The late goal left CMU with little time to add an equalizer and force Tom Anagnost overtime. “We were outplayed in all facets of the game in the first half,” he said. “We came out with a different mentality in the second half.” Despite more aggressive play, Indiana sophomore forward Orianica Velasquez scored her fifth goal
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CMU defender Liesel Toth fights for the ball with Detroit-Mercy midfielder Kaitlyn Quarrelll Friday afternoon during the second half in Detroit. The match ended in a 0-0 tie after double overtime.
Adjustments to lineup pay off in St. Louis By Justin Hicks Staff Reporter
Sophomore defensive end Caesar Rodriguez celebrates CMU’s 52-14 win as he signals to the crowd from the field Saturday at Rynearson Stadium.
Following its 3-0 shutout loss against UC-Davis Saturday, Central Michigan women’s field hockey head coach Cristy Freese made some adjustments. Those adjustments paid off Sunday as the team went on to beat Saint Louis 2-1 in St. Louis, Mo. “We not only changed our starting lineup, we also changed our system a little bit, and I sort of like what we did with that,” Freese said. Normally the team plays with three forwards and three midfielders out on the field, but today they started one less midfielder, adding an Cristy Freese extra defender to the field. “(The change) really helped our passing game,” Freese said. CMU (2-4) rotated two new freshmen into their starting lineup. Ellen Riley and Abby Roth each made their first career starts, and Riley contributed her first collegiate point, setting up the first goal of the game. Freshman Alexis Gerbasch scored her first career goal in the 24th minute to put the Chippewas up 1-0. The goal came off a scramble in front of the net, assisted by Riley. “Ellen did a great job,” Freese said. “She really gave us not only good offense in the circle but good energy.” Just before the half, SLU back Lauryn Smith scored off a rebound to the right of the net. “We gave up a goal we shouldn’t have in the end of the first half to tie it up,” Freese said, “In the second half, we were mostly in our offensive half and were able to score on a penalty corner as time expired.” The game stayed tied until the 70th minute of play. CMU earned a penalty corner in the game’s last minute of regulation and senior Amanda von Leer capitalized, scoring her first goal of the season. Junior Anastasia Netto allowed just one goal on SLU’s seven shots, making three saves. She was tested early in the second half, having to make four consecutive saves, but stayed strong. On the other end, SLU goaltender Alex LaBarge allowed two goals and made nine saves in 70 minutes. CMU recorded 18 shots to SLU’s seven, winning the shots battle for the first time this season. “I think we played better as a team today,” Freese said.
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Saturday CMU struggled offensively Saturday, being held scoreless despite making 12 shots. UC-Davis got on the board in the 26th minute when a penalty corner rebound rolled to Lindsey Valadez’s stick. The Aggies added two more goals, both coming off breakaways to put the game out of reach for the Chippewas. “I feel like we’re still trying to work the teamwork aspect a little better with our young group and unfortunately it’s taking a little longer than I thought it would,” Freese said. The team returns home at 2 p.m. Saturday against New Hampshire at the CMU Field Hockey Complex, the start of a three-week homestand.
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Junior running back Paris Cotton runs upfield during a 61-yard touchdown run during the first two minutes in the third quarter Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in CMU’s 52-14 win against Eastern Michigan. Cotton rushed 21 times for 209 yards and three touchdowns, a career-high. “All the 10 guys on the field did their job and made it a lot easier for me,” Cotton said.
Junior running back Paris Cotton’s career day leads CMU to first Mid-American Conference win By Anthony Fenech | Senior Reporter
PSILANTI, Mich. — Paris Cotton ran.
He ran right, he ran left, he ran into the end zone — three times — and on Saturday afternoon at Rynearson Stadium against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, the junior running back ran the Chippewas to their first division win of the season. And he might still be running. “I’m coming out here to play for my teammates,” Cotton said. “All the 10 guys on the field did their job and made it a lot easier for me.” Powered by an offensive attack that produced like the Chippewas of yesteryear, Central Michigan defeated EMU 52-14 in front of 20,348 fans in Ypsilanti. Cotton’s three touchdowns, on a Offense clicks The sophomore combination day where he ran for a career-high 209 yards on 21 carries, was more of quarterback Ryan Radcliff and than enough for a stout CMU de- wide receiver Cody Wilson also enfense that rendered the Eagles of- joyed productive days as Central Michigan had its highest-scoring fense powerless all game long. With the Chippewas leading by game since last season’s victory a pair of touchdowns at the half, over Toledo. The duo connected on a 21-yard Cotton broke the contest wide open on a 61-yard touchdown run touchdown pass late in the first just a minute and a half into the quarter to open the scoring. “It was nice to take some shots second, streaking untouched down today and air it out a little bit,” the CMU sideline for a 28-7 lead. The score was his third of the Radcliff said. “I’m glad that was in day, after a 13-yard touchdown our plans today.” Wilson recorded three catches run in the first quarter followed by for 100 yards on the day, all in the a one-yard run late in the second. “I approach every game the first half. The touchdown was his same way,” Cotton said. “I’ll do ev- second of the year. After Cotton’s first touchdown erything I can to win.” He averaged 10 yards per carry run of the game with 47 seconds and added three receptions for 36 remaining in the quarter, Eastern Michigan responded with a twoyards. “The thing about Paris is that’s yard touchdown run from running how he practices,” said head coach back Dwayne Priest, cutting the Dan Enos. “Full-speed, all the time. lead in half. It doesn’t surprise anyone.” A FOOTBALL| 5B
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Senior wide receiver Kito Poblah runs past Eastern Michigan linebacker Tim Fort during Saturday’s game. Poblah recorded 4 receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown.
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|||||||||||| WEek 3 CMU 52, EMU 14 - Final statistics
AROUND THE MAC West Division Team MAC
Toledo CMU BSU NIU WMU EMU
2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-3
2-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-2
East Division Team MAC
Temple 1-0 Miami 1-0 BGSU 0-0 Buffalo 0-0 KSU 0-0 Akron 0-0 Ohio 0-1
3-0 2-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-3 1-2
Score by quarters Central Michigan Eastern Michigan
1 14 0
2 7 7
3 14 7
4 17 0
Total 52 14
Scoring play CMU - Cody Wilson 21-yard pass from Ryan Radcliff CMU - Paris Cotton 13-yard run EMU - Dwayne Priest 2-yard run CMU - Paris Cotton 1-yard run CMU - Paris Cotton 61-yard run EMU - Donald Scott 52-yard pass from Alex Giillett CMU - Kito Poblah 14-yard pass from Radcliff CMU - Mike Petrucci 43-yard fumble return CMU - David Harman 41-yard field goal CMU - Zurlon Tipton 20-yard run
Game leaders EMU
First downs 27 19 Rushing yards 269 76 Rushing TDs 4 1 Passing yards 254 282 Cmps.-atts.-int 15-23-0 25-44-0 Passing TDs 2 1 Total offense 523 358 Gain per play 7.6 4.7 Fumbles (No.-lost) 2-1 2-2 Punts-yards 5-220 8-335 Third-down conv. 7-13 4-16 Fourth-down conv. 0 -0 1-3 Sacks by (#-yds) 1-8 2-16 Penalties (#-yds) 9-67 5-45 Field goals 1-1 0-0 Possession 31:22 28:38
Scoring summary Qtr 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th
Score 7-0 (4:13) 14-0 (0:47) 14-7 (4:28) 21-7 (1:45) 28-7 (13:30) 28-14 (8:09) 35-14 (4:20) 42-14 (13:42) 45-14 (8:09) 52-14 (6:25)
Paris Cotton (CMU) 21 carries, 209 yards, 3 TD Passing
Ryan Radcliff (CMU) 15-of-23, 254 yards, 2 TD Receiving
Cody Wilson (CMU) 3 catches, 100 yards, 1 TD Donald Scott (EMU) 2 catches, 64 yards, 1 TD Kinsman Thomas (EMU) 2 catches, 64 yards Defensive
Neal Howey (EMU) 13 tackles Armond Staten (CMU) 13 tackles
CMU 52, EMU 14 Ohio State 43, Ohio 17 Penn State 24, Kent State 0 Temple 30, UConn 16 Illinois 28, NIU 22 Purdue 24, Ball State 13 Miami 31, Colorado State 10 Kentucky 47, Akron 10 Bowling Green 44, Marshall 28 Central Florida 24, Buffalo 10 Toledo 37, WMU 24
at N’western Sat., Sept. 25
*Home teams in bold
CMU TEAM LEADERS Rushing Player
w Paris Cotton w Carl Volny w Zurlon Tipton
55-343—5 17-59—1 11-54— 1
Northwestern enters the game 3-0 following a 3013 win Saturday at Rice. T he Wildcats rank third in FBS in points allowed, giving up an average of 12.3 points per game. Quarterback Dan Persa has completed 81.6 percent of his passes and thrown for 769 yards.
w Ryan Radcliff 92-60-795-3 w Derek Rifenbury 2-2-17—0
w w w w w w
Cody Wilson Kito Poblah Paris Cotton Carl Volny Taylor Bradley Cedric Fraser
14-300—2 9-108— 1 11-92—0 6-76— 0 8-67—0 5-67— 0
w w w w w w w w
22 21 18 16 15 13 12 10 Ttl
DE Caesar Rodriguez DE Kashawn Fraser LB Matt Berning S Jahleel Addae LB Alex Smith DE Joe Kinville
2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
w Cody Wilson 1-81—81.0 2-47—23.5 w Kito Poblah w Jahleel Addae 4-62—15.5
Punt returns Player
w Cody Wilson
Field goals Player
GAME OVER MOMENT
LB Matt Berning S Jahleel Addae LB Nick Bellore S Bobby Seay LB Armond Staten CB Vince Agnew DB LaVarus Williams LB Alex Smith
Sacks w w w w w w
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Sophomore wide receiver Cody Wilson attempts to run through Eastern Michigan defensive back Alex Bellfy as he runs upfield after a reception during Saturday’s game at Rynearson Stadium. Wilson recorded three receptions for 100 yards and one touchdown.
1st and 10
After sophomore quarterback Ryan Radc liff connected with sophomore wide receiver Cody Wilson on a 33-yard pass, junior running back Paris Cotton rushed for 13 yards to give CMU a 14-0 lead with 2:20 remaining in the first quarter.
Following an EMU timeout, Cotton struck again in the third quarter with a 61-yard touchdown run. The touchdown, his third of the game, put CMU up 28-7 and made it clear the Chippewas would not let the Eagles hang around.
After taking a 21-7 lead into halftime, CMU got the ball at its own 30-yard line to start the second half. Two plays later, running back Paris Cotton took the ball 61 yards for a touchdown, giving the Chippewas a 28-7 lead and control of the game.
GAME BALL 3rd Down
4th and Inches
After the Eagles scored a touchdown, cutWith the game out of reach, the defense ting CMU’s lead to 14-7, Cotton’s 1-yard touchdown run capped off a 72-yard drive, came up with a big play. Freshman linebackputting the Chippewas up 21-7 with 4:23 er Alex Smith sacked EMU quarterback Alex Gillett, forcing a fumble. Junior linebacker remaining in the second quarter. Mike Petrucci recovered and ran 43 yards to score his first touchdown of his career.
T e s t r e s u lt s
Junior running back Paris Cotton posted a career day Saturday, rushing for 209 yards on 21 carries and three Paris Cotton touchdowns. His play of the game was a 61yard touchdown run in the third quarter, giving the Chippewas a 21-7 lead. Cotton currently leads the Mid-American Conference in rushing with 343 total yards.
w David Harman 2-2-41 w Paul Mudgett 1-5-29
Sept. 2 Hampton
w Paris Cotton 55-343-5 CMU w Bernard Pierce 56-301- 3 Temple w Chandler Harnish 32-295-2 NIU 66-243-2 w Willie Geter BGSU 51-235-2 w Chad Spann NIU
Sept. 9 at Temple, 7 p.m.
94-146-921-8 w Alex Carder Western Michigan w Ryan Radcliff 60-92-795-3 Central Michigan 70-108-664-2 w Matt Schilz Bowling Green 54-112-655-5 w Jerry Davis Buffalo w Spencer Keith 67-107-646-4
27-382—3 w Jordan White Western Michigan 34-343—1 w Kamar Jorden Bowling Green w M arcus Rivers 23-310— 1 Buffalo w Cody Wilson 14-300— 2 Central Michigan w A rmand Robinson 22-283— 2 Miami
Offense Scoring 52 points against an instate rival is no easy matter, even if it is Eastern Michigan. Radcliff and Wilson gelled, while Cotton had a career-best day on the ground. Work must be done on keeping control of the ball, though.
For the first time this season, the kicking game showed signs of life. Freshman David Harman was 7-of-7 in PATs and kicked a 41-yard field goal, the longest of the season for the Chippewas.
Defense The defensive unit played another solid game without a completely healthy Nick Bellore. It limited Dwayne Priest on the ground while holding EMU to 358 total yards and forcing a pair of fumbles. The Eagles, however, surpassed CMU in the air with 282 passing yards.
Overall Granted it was a very poor opponent, but the run game got a much-needed jump start and Radcliff’s arm continues to develop. Work still needs to be done on maintaining control of the ball and finding another consistent receiver.
I approach every game the same way. I’ll do everything I can to win. ” Junior running back Paris Cotton
Sept. 18 at EMU, 4 p.m.
Sept. 25 at Northwestern, noon Oct. 2 Ball State, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Virginia Tech, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 Miami (OH), noon Oct. 23 at Northern Illinois, 4 p.m. Oct. 30 Bowling Green, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5 Western Michigan, 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Navy, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Toledo, TBA
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College of Charleston keeps CMU from volleyball sweep By Brandon Champion Staff Reporter
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Freshman forward Jennifer Gassman fights for possession with Detroit-Mercy defender Alyssa Korson in the double overtime game.
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2-0 lead. Velasquez used dribbling moves to get a shot past sophomore goalkeeper Stefanie Turner during the 72nd minute to earn the game winning goal. Turner, who made her second consecutive start, allowed two goals while playing all 90 minutes for CMU. Senior goalkeeper Shay Mannino was held out of action on a coach’s decision, after playing the second half of a scoreless tie against Detroit on Friday. The loss concludes a 1-3-1 road trip for the Chippewas. Gassman said the team will get back on track when Mid-American Conference play opens up back home this Friday. “We have to just keep working hard in practice,” she said. “We will get it all back.” CMU traveled to Detroit on Friday and played to scoreless draw against the Titans. It outshot Detroit 8-5 in the 110-minute contest, but
Central Michigan Life || Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 || 3B
The Central Michigan women’s volleyball team went 2-1 over the weekend at the Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview Invitational in South Carolina. On Saturday, the Chippewas went 1-1, defeating the University of North Florida 3-1 before losing to the College of Charleston, 3-2. In the finale against the College of Charleston, CMU was one win away from a perfect tournament. Up two sets to none, it appeared a 3-0 weekend was imminent. But the College of Charleston rallied to take the final three sets and take the match 3-2 by scores of 25-19, 25-23, 24-26, 17-25 and 12-15. The match was a back and forth match that came down to the wire. After taking the first two sets, the Cougars seemingly picked up their game after winning the crucial third set 26-24. After the game, CMU head coach Erik Olson noted in the change in momentum. “We played a good team tonight but they were able to rest
their players,” Olson said. “We couldn’t do that. Perhaps fatigue was a factor.” Senior Lauren Krupsky paced the Chippewas with 17 kills. Sophomore Val DeWeerd had 14, while junior Kaitlyn Schultz added 11 of her own. Setter Catherine Ludwig finished with 47 assists. Lisa Johnson led the Chippewas with 17 digs. Earlier in the day, CMU defeated the Ospreys of North Florida, 3-1. While they dropped the first set, the team buckled up and won three consecutive to take the match. Olson credited the defensive effort as a key to turning the match around, specifically Lisa Johnson who finished with 18 digs. “We played some pretty good teams — certainly they were dangerous enough to beat us,” Olson said. “We went 2-1 this weekend and had a good shot at going 3-0. I’m pretty pleased.” Krupsky again led the Chips with 12 kills however she was not alone. DeWeerd and sophomore Lindsay Delude each had 11, while Katie Schuette chipped in with six.
The Chippewas opened the tournament Friday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep of Radford, highlighted by outside hitter Lauren Krupsky. The senior became just the 13th player in CMU history to reach the 1,000 kill mark. Krupsky, who was 10 kills away going into Friday’s match, got just enough to reach the mark propelling the Chippewas to a 3-0 sweep of the Highlanders. The Chippewas dominated the match, hitting at a .410 clip. Val DeWeerd and Kaitlyn Schultz each had 12 kills as well, while sophomore Lindsey Dulude and freshman Jenna Coates had 11 and nine digs, respectively. Krupsky and DeWeerd earned all-tournament honors. Krupsky had 39 kills on the weekend and DeWeerd had 37. CMU (7-6) starts conference play at 7 p.m. Thursday when they travel to Ypsilanti to play Eastern Michigan before returning home to host Ohio University on Sept. 25th. email@example.com
Softball finishes third in tourney By Justin Hicks Staff Reporter
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Freshman forward Nicole Samuel keeps her eye on the ball alongside Detroit-Mercy midfielder Alauna Pierce while moving upfield Friday. The teams tied 0-0.
Anagnost continues to stress the need for more aggressive play. The Chippewas (3-3-1) open the Mid-American Con-
ference schedule at 4 p.m. Thursday against Akron at the CMU Soccer Complex. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Central Michigan softball team finished third in the Traverse City Invitational Sunday, wrapping up a weekend of softball with an extra innings victory against rival Western Michigan. CMU began the day against Notre Dame, a team that they tied 0-0 on Saturday. Sophomore pitcher Kara Dornbos started in the circle and opened the scoring for the day, hitting a solo home run to put CMU up 1-0. Notre Dame responded with a three-run home run of its own, capitalized on a couple of hits
and a CMU fielding error to go ahead 3-1. “Kara Dornbos had a fabulous game pitching and Sarah Patterson came in and did a great job too,” said junior Molly Coldren. “Our defense was strong, but our offense was a little cold.” In the second game, Coldren hit a solo shot in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game against WMU at one run a piece. Each team added a second run, and were unable to break the tie after seven innings of regulation play. CMU secured the win in the ninth inning. Junior Ashley Gilson started off the inning with a hit, and was bunted to third by
freshman Lauren Bowman. With the winning run in scoring position, Brittini Merchant recorded the game-winning base hit. Freshmen Chelsea Sundberg and Morgan Yunker split time on the mound, giving up a combined two runs in nine innings. “The freshmen held their own,” Coldren said. “The pitchers excelled and held their composure very well. Chelsea and Morgan were dominant on the mound.” The Wolverines went on to win the tournament, topping the Fighting Irish on Sunday in the championship. email@example.com
4B || Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 || Central Michigan Life
Exhibition game displays new talent Jaksa pleased with pitching staff performance
C r o ss c o u n t r y
CMU boasts top finishers By Matt Herrod Staff Reporter
By John Evans Senior Reporter
For the first time since May, the Central Michigan baseball team returned to Theunissen Stadium Friday. In a 12-inning exhibition game, CMU beat the Ontario Blue Jays, an 18-under travel team, 13-8, kicking off its fall baseball schedule. The game provided both teams a chance to look at some young faces and a lineup heading into the fall. “This is our first chance to see some guys we haven’t seen before,” said sophomore infielder Jordan Dean. “Everyone was out here trying to get some swings down and see some pitches.” Dean scored three of the Chippewas 13 runs in the game and also had two runs batted in. The Chippewas scored four runs in the first two innings of the game, but were held scoreless until the eighth inning when the bats came alive once again. A five-run eighth inning extended their lead as junior shortstop Tyler Hall added a double and a triple of his own, giving the Chippewas a 13-3 lead heading into the final inning of play. The Blue Jays would go on to score five runs of their own in a comeback bid that fell short. “I thought our guys played hard today,” said head coach Steve Jaksa. “That’s what you have to do when you play — you have to play hard and that’s good to see when you’re trying to put a team together.” Junior left-hander Trent Howard pitched the first three innings in the game and allowed one earned run while striking out five batters. Junior right-hander Zach Cooper relieved him, pitching 5 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Jaksa said he was pleased with the overall performance
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Junior right-handed pitcher Zach Cooper delivers a pitch during Friday’s exhibion game against the Ontario Blue Jays 18-under team at Theunissen Stadium.
of the pitching staff. All five of the Blue Jays runs in the 12th inning came off junior pitcher Harvey Martin, who came in to try and close the game. The outing was Martin’s first action in more than a year after missing all of last season due to injury. Martin got a lot of ground balls but some bad bounces created a rough first outing back. Sophomore pitcher and Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year last year Dietrich Enns also saw action in the game pitching, one inning and allow-
ing one run. Enns was a first team all-MAC selection last year as well as a freshman all-american selection. Junior first baseman Nate Theunissen, who was also a first team all-MAC selection, started the game at first base and will be expected to produce some big numbers for the Chippewas in 2010. The Chippewas continue fall ball with their annual Fall World Series, an eightgame intrasquad scrimmage series, beginning Oct. 8 at Theunissen Stadium. firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal bests were a common theme for the Central Michigan men’s and women’s cross country team on Friday during the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing. Senior Cory Arnold led the way, finishing 29th with a time of 25 minutes, 39 seconds. The time was Arnold’s best since the 200708 season. “It was exciting for him and the program,” said CMU cross country and track field director Willie Randolph. “He has a lot on his plate with his internship that he trying to finish up.” Other top finishers for the men’s team who crossed the line of the 8k race were Jason Drudge, finishing
45th (25:57), Zach Tranter 62nd (26:15) and Chris Pankow (63rd, 26:18). Despite the meet not being scored, Randolph said there are always things you can take away. In his mind, the men’s team runs stronger as a pack at the very beginning, but needs to focus more on the last half of the race. The women, meanwhile, have to look to run in pack at the beginning of the race rather than later in order to run stronger times. Senior Danielle Dakroub finished 33rd with a time of 22:25 and was the first CMU runner to cross the line of the women’s 6k race. Three other Chippewas placed in the top-50, including junior Holly Anderson finished 42nd (22:47), senior Brittany Dixon placed in 43rd (22:47) and sophomore Maddie Ribant finished 47th (22:54). “The team ran well,” Ran-
dolph said. “We are excited about our future now that we have solidified our top seven.” Randolph would not disclose his top seven for both teams. Senior Melissa Darling, however, said she did not run up to her standards in the first meet of the season. Darling finished in 102nd with a time of 23:49. “My performance wasn’t outstanding by any means, but I still feel like I’m starting to move forward,” Darling said. Junior Matt Lutzke (25:12) and freshman Krista Parks (22:05), running unattached, each finished 15 and 16th in their respective races. The Chippewas travel to Minneapolis, Minn., on Sept. 25 for its first scored meet at the Roy Griak Invitational. email@example.com
Central Michigan Life || Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 || 5B
Enos opens up playbook, establishes RBs early By John Evans Senior Reporter
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Sophomore defensive back Jahleel Addae tackles Eastern Michigan freshman running back Chaz Mitchell during CMUâ€™s 52-14 win against EMU. Addae had three kick returns for 47 yards during the game.
Junior running back Paris Cotton throws his hand into the air as he celebrates a 61-yard touchdown run during the first two minutes in the third quarter Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in CMUâ€™s 52-14 win against Eastern Michigan. Cotton rushed 21 times for 209 yards and three touchdowns, a career-high.
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The Eagles were unable to muster any offense the rest of the way, save a 52-yard touchdown pass from Alex Gillett to Donald Scott halfway through the third quarter. â€œI canâ€™t say enough about them,â€? Enos said of the defense. â€œThey hung in there and we were able to get after them.â€? Never more so than when freshman linebacker Mike Petrucci returned a fumble for a 43-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, giving CMU a commanding 42-14 lead. Junior linebacker Armond Staten recorded a team-high 13 tackles for the defense. â€œWe really challenged our players this week,â€? Enos said. â€œAnd they responded by playing well.â€? Radcliff finished with 254 yards on 15-of-23 passing and threw for two touchdowns, including a 14-yard strike to senior wide receiver Kito Poblah at the 4:20 mark of the third quarter. Redshirt freshman running back Zurlon Tipton returned from a two-game suspension with 55 yards on 11 carries, and scored on a 20-yard touchdown run late in the game. â€œI thought we came back from our disappointing loss well,â€? Enos said.
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YPSILANTI, Mich. â€” Saturdayâ€™s dominating win against Eastern Michigan gave fans a glimpse of what the Central Michigan football teamâ€™s offense can really do. In the Chippewas 52-14 win, head coach Dan Enos opened up the playbook early, electing to have sophomore quarterback Ryan Radcliff throw the deep ball on more than one occasion. â€œWe felt like we had some good matchups with wide outs,â€? Enos said. â€œWe had a chance to throw the ball down the field.â€? On a third and long play, sophomore receiver Cody Wilson opened the scoring for the Chippewas on a 21-yard touchdown in the corner of the end zone. With the kicking game struggling early this season, connecting early on third down was important for the confidence of the team. Wilson finished the game with three catches for 100 yards and a touchdown. A slight ankle injury forced him to miss most of the second half at the receiver poition, but Enos said it was just precaution. He remained in the game, taking kickoffs and punt returns. On his 23rd birthday, senior receiver Kito Poblah caught his first touchdown of the season on a 14-yard pass from Radcliff to put CMU on top 35-14. Cotton/running game Junior running back Paris Cotton had a career game rushing the ball, racking up a game-high 209 yards and three touchdowns. He leads the MidAmerican Conference in rushing. â€œThatâ€™s how he practices,â€? Enos said. â€œHe is full speed all the time. It doesnâ€™t surprise any-
one on our staff he was able to have a breakout game.â€? He also broke his career long rush when he broke a 61-yard touchdown down the sideline to start the second half. Cotton seemed unstoppable at times, gaining more and more momentum as the game went on. He did, however, have some fumble issues, but none were overly costly as the Chippewas controlled most of the game. â€œI approach every game the same way just come out here and take it one play at a time,â€? Cotton said. â€œIâ€™m coming out here to play for my teammates and do everything I can to win. The other 10 guys on the field did a good job and made it easier on me.â€? After sitting out the first two games because of suspension, redshirt freshman Zurlon Tipton finally saw the field for the first time of his collegiate career. Tipton carried the ball 11 times for 54 yards and a touchdown, displaying his elusiveness and speed that impressed Enos in spring and preseason camp.
Kicking Game Redshirt freshman kicker David Harman had his first career start on Saturday as place kicker and took full advantage. He made all seven of his extra point attempts with ease and even knocked through a 41yard field goal late in the game. Enos said that Harman has gained his trust to be the starting kicker, replacing freshman Paul Mudgett, who went 1-for-5 in the first two games of the season. â€œThatâ€™s kind of why we kicked one there at the end â€” to get him some confidence for the rest of the season,â€? Enos said. â€œWe are very glad that he hit that.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sophomore quarterback Ryan Radcliff evades a tackle during CMUâ€™s 52-14 win at Eastern Michigan. Radcliff went 15-of-23 for 254 yards and two touchdowns.
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