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Students react to Obama’s re-election by bryan bumgardner associate city editor

Democratic incumbent Barack Obama has won the presidential election against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, as projected by major news networks Tuesday night. After a long and bitter campaign season, key victories in battleground states helped Obama secure re-election. Although final counts were not complete at the time of press, networks projected Obama’s victory at 11:18 p.m. Eastern time, through analysis of electoral vote distribution. According to exit polls, Obama’s support from minorities and younger voters helped secure him the election, as well as his overwhelming presence in urban centers. Mitt Romney enjoyed wide support from senior citizens and whites, according to exit polls.

Local student supporters for both candidates gathered for watch parties, eagerly anticipating the results. “What Obama’s win will mean for the U.S. is that we’ll be moving in the right direction for the next four years,” said Colin Shock, Vice President of the West Virginia University Young Democrats. “If you look at his record in the last four years, was it perfect? No. But has it accomplished things? Yes.” Shock feels Obama’s victory is good for Morgantown – especially for students. “If you look at his past record, he’s done a lot to make college more affordable, increased Pell Grants, reworked how student loans work so it’s more accessible to students and lowered interest rates,” he said. “He’s already done a lot so far, and I’m certainly expecting him to do a lot more in the next four years.” On the other side of town, at the GOP Victory Center, students in support of Mitt

Romney kept tabs on the results via Internet, and they have very different opinions. According to Andrew Graves, member of the College Republican National Committee and WVU graduate student, Romney’s approach would have been better for the state. “The policies that would’ve most affected West Virginia would be his proenergy policies – his procoal, pro-gas and real energy solutions as apposed to Obama’s ‘high in the sky’ energy ideas,” he said. Graves felt WVU students would also have benefited more from Romney’s plans. “Romney’s policies are much more pro-business and pro-economy, leading to jobs in the future,” he said. Final numerical results for the election will be available after vote counting is completed this week. Caroline Peters, Madison Fleck and Alyssa Pluchino contributed to this story. bryan.bumgardner@mail.wvu.edu

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Patterson, Zia named 2012 Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer By Carlee lammers City Editor

West Virginia University students Byron Patterson and Hilah Zia were named Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer for 2012 during halftime at WVU vs. Texas Christian University game. Zia, a public administration graduate student, is from Morgantown. She was sponsored by the Student Association of Public Administrators. “I was hesitant to apply but encouraged by a few friends that have seen my involvement at WVU. I have grown up in Morgantown, and it wasn’t until I was a student that I really learned what it means to be a Mountaineer,” she said. “I love this University and all the countless opportunities it has given students to excel both in the classroom and community. My experiences with WVU have made me embody of what it means to be a Mountaineer.” She serves as the presi-

dent of Student Association of Public Administrators in her master’s program and was a Leadership Studies Milan Puskar Scholar from 2009-11, chapter president of National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2010-11 and a Gold and Blue Student Ambassador Liaison from 2009-11. Zia is a sister of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and was president of Panhellenic Council in 2010. In her senior year of undergrad, she was named the Greek Woman of the Year. Zia said she plans to work in public administration after graduation to improve the quality of education across the state. “I am really passionate about education, and I want to use my academic studies from WVU’s Public Administration program to work on education policy reform to improve not only education opportunities in West Virginia but across the nation,” she said. “It is just a huge honor to be se-

lected as Ms. Mountaineer. The whole selection process was based on our academic achievements and experiences at WVU as judged by faculty and staff. I have taken full advantage of the amazing student opportunities and extracurricular activities this University offers. I am excited to use this title as an opportunity to share my passion for WVU, Morgantown and West Virginia.” Zia said she believes being a Mountaineer is a truly unique experience she will forever treasure. “My best advice for students during their time at WVU is to get involved. The University has so many diverse opportunities that anyone can find something they are passionate about. I would give anything to be a freshman, so don’t take anything for granted,” Zia said. Patterson, a senior aerospace engineer student, is

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Manchin wins Senate bid By Carlee Lammers DA Staff

Democrat Joe Manchin secured re-election for a seat in the US Senate for West Virginia . In 2010, Manchin left his position as governor of West Virginia to fill the seat of late incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, who died in office June 28, 2010. Manchin defeated Republican candidate John Raese and Mountain Party candidate Bob Henry Baber in the election. “First of all, I want to thank John Raese and Bob Henry Baber for running such a spirited campaign,� Manchin said in his victory speech. “Let me just say this: It has been an honor – truly an honor and a privilege to be able to serve as United States senator for two years, and I can’t tell you how thankful I am to go up there and fight for (West Virginians) for six more years.� In his speech, Manchin said he feels a strong sense of pride in the state.

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Continued from page 1 an Upper Eddy, Pa., native and was sponsored by the Honors Student Association. “I applied to the Mr. Mountaineer competition because of the recognition that it provides to students who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular successes. I think that I represent the University because I have demonstrated how a student can take advantage of the many opportunities at the University,� he said. “If a student wants to do well at school, you can do that. If a student wants to get heavily involved in research, the opportunity is there. If a student wants to travel to help others throughout the world, many student organizations do that. If a student does all of these, the ability to get recognized nationally is possible.� Patterson said he is excited for the opportunity for his story to be told and to serve as a model for current and future Mountain-

“If you have a purpose, people will come together, and they always have; they’ve never let us down in this state,� he said. Manchin ran on a strong commitment to a commonsense agenda and continuing the daily efforts of hard-working West Virginians. “I’m going to continue to do exactly what I did as governor: help fix our nation’s financial problems, bring people together and stand up for common sense, just like families in West Virginia do every day,� he said. “I’m proud that I’ve already been ranked as one of the most bipartisan lawmakers in the country – and that’s because my common-sense approach on energy, jobs and fiscal responsibility has support from both parties.� In his speech, Manchin promised West Virginians his first priority will always be to the state and its needs. “I will promise you this: My country will always come first, my state will come first before my politics or my per-

sonal agenda – always my country and my state,� Manchin said. “I want to promise you that I will always stand up for this state. I will always stand up for our country. I believe so strongly in who we are and how we got here.� Manchin said he believes now is an exciting and changing time for democracy and he is excited for what is to come for the future. “I believe our best days are in front of us, and democracy is stronger than ever. It will be stronger than ever, and the people will speak and will get involved,� he said. Manchin’s full term is set to begin in January. “To bring all of my colleagues together and make sure that we put our country first; you see, I still believe in the American dream, I really do. I believe in the American dream where our future can be brighter than our past. We are the hope of the world. If we don’t get it right, God help the rest of the world,� he said.

eers seeking success. “(I’m excited for) the ability to have my story from my years at WVU serve as a model for incoming students, and I am excited that I can help those students in that way,� Patterson said. Following graduation, Patterson plans to fulfill a service requirement as part of his national scholarship through the Department of Homeland Security. He also plans to further his education and earn a doctorate in aerospace engineering. Patterson said he attributes much of who he is today to his parents and his experience at WVU. “There are many people that I revere; however, I would say that my parents truly served as the ones who influenced me into the person that I am today. I worked for my Dad, who owns a construction company, ever since I could swing a hammer. This experience taught me how to work hard toward something that you want to achieve. Additionally, it taught me about the love I have to make things, which ultimately pushed

me toward engineering. My Mom was always very supportive of me throughout Katie Flowers/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM elementary and secondary schooling, and I cer- Members of the WVU Young Democrats celebrate as CNN projects Barack Obama as the winner of the presidential election. tainly attribute my passion for schooling and learning more to her efforts,� he said. “I am who I am today because of their efforts throughout my younger w.va. governor (d) earl ray tomblin years,� he said. “I learned how incredibly blessed I U.S. House - 1st District (r) DAVID MCKINLEY am and the opportunities I have by attending college at secretary of state (D) NATALIE TENNANT WVU. I also learned that it is truly our duty to help the treasurer (D) JOHN PERDUE least of these, and with an engineering degree I will be auditor (D) GLEN GAINER III able to use those skill sets to W.VA. house of delegates (r) cindy frich help others.� As Mr. and Ms. Moun(R) AMANDA PADSON 51st district taineer, Patterson and Zia will host their own blood (D) BARBARA FLEISCHAUER drive Nov. 28 from 1-7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ball (D) ANTHONY BARILL rooms. They will also be invited to take part in the (D) CHARLENE MARSHALL Dancing With Our Mounw.va. senate 13th district (D) ROMAN PREZIOSO taineer Stars March 2. The winners will be asked to coMON COUNTY MAGISTRATE (D) JIM NABORS host the WVU Miner’s Day program as part of the West (D) DARRIS SUMMERS Virginia state holiday Miner’s Day Dec. 4. (D) HERSHEL MULLINS

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Public administration graduate student Hilah Zia, above, was crowned Ms. Mountaineer Saturday.

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Dr. Andrew Nel from the University of California, Los Angeles will be speaking at the Health Sciences Center today at 3 p.m. Nel is a professor of medicine and the chief and founder of the Division of NanoMedicine at UCLA. NanoMedicine is the application of nanotechnology to prevent and treat diseases, from the most severe to the common cold. Aniketa Shinde, West Virginia University Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, said there is still much to be learned about nanomaterials. “Nel’s research focus is on how nanomaterials may or may not be toxic to humans or to the environment,� Shinde said. Nanoscience, from a technological standpoint, refers to any materials on the atomic and molecular scale. These materials can be used for a variety of purposes, from lab research to the treatment of diseases. Nel will be speaking to students specifically about nanomaterial toxicity testing and the use of high- through-

put approaches to understand oxide nanoparticle toxicity. As well as playing a huge role in the NanoMedicine division, Nel is a peer-selected member of Best Doctors of America and a recipient of the John Salvaggio Memorial Award recognizing his service to the science of allergy and immunology. The Health Sciences Department hopes students and faculty members from every field will come to the event to hear Nel speak. At WVU, there are individuals working closely with nanotechnology, according to Shinde. “We have graduates and undergraduates working in our department with nanotechnology,� Shinde said. “We also have a graduate fellowship program as well as a summer research program called STEM SURE.� STEM SURE is a program for undergraduates who are interested in studying technology, mathematics, engineering or science. In this program, students have the opportunity to work in part with nanotechnology for eight weeks throughout the summer. WVU has its own nanotechnology sensing advances

in field and environmental science. NanoSAFE, an initiative created by WVU in 2004, was designed to advance WVU’s nanotechnological efforts. “The National Science Foundation is funding the state of West Virginia with $20 million to conduct nanotechnology research, $10 million of which goes to WVU over the course of about five years,� said Lisa Sharpe of the WVU Health Sciences Center. “WVU focuses on finding ways to test, for example, blood and water samples on small devices you can use and actually bring out on the field to study more closely,� Shinde said. Two speakers have presented at the Health Sciences Center previously for students and faculty: Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Ph.D. of Clemson University, and Dr. Martin Philbert, Dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The event will be held in Hostler Auditoriu, and everyone is welcome. To learn more visit nanosafe.wvu. edu/news/2012/10/10/ nanosafe-fall-distinguishedspeaker. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

CORRECTION Because of a reporting error in the Nov. 5 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, the article ‘Honorary member joins WVU family’ incorrectly referred to the University of Texas as Texas University. Additionally, Nefeterius McPherson was diagnosed with secondary sclerosing cholangitis, not secondary sclerosing laryngitis, as printed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Shoegaze is alive and kicking, and the proof is wrapped in a shade of purple. Austin-based trio Ringo Deathstarr encapsulates a dreamy sense of familiarity in a ‘90s-driven resurrection of their sophomoric fulllength effort, “Mauve.” Straightforward and saturated in reverb guitar, perfected with clean percussion and adorned with melodic, seductive vocals from male-female duo Alex Gehring and Elliot Frazier, Ringo Deathstarr writes a textbook definition of nostalgia. To draw a comparison to My Bloody Valentine would be an understatement, and in such a parallel genre, it is difficult to stray away from accusations of unoriginality. Nonetheless, the trio attempts to pick up where others have left off. “Mauve” wastes no time showcasing its abrasiveness on fuzzy opening tracks “Rip” and “Burn” and then establishes a distinctive noise-pop frequency on “Slack.” Dropping the pop once again and focusing on the noise, “Girls We Know” layers heavy, hazy guitars with a sleepy vocal harmony, and “Nap Time” continues the same trend. Many could easily dismiss Ringo Deathstarr for ripping any early ‘90s predecessor, like Ride and Slowdive, or label “Mauve” as a “Loveless” imitation. However, this would sell the album short, and an appreciative listen will unravel what was once lost and restore the fundamental elements of a strong era. The group may not be the pioneers of their sound, but they have certainly solidified their position at its modern forefront. For the listener who desires a perfect take on yesterday’s sound, “Mauve” is a can’t-miss album.

Talented violinist and singer-songwriter Andrew Bird once again blended his distinctive style of folk, indie rock, Gypsy and swing on “Hands of Glory.” The musician always creates pleasant soundscapes with the pizzicato plucks of his violin, and his words provoke beautiful imagery and tell captivating stories. Violinists and indie-folk fans look to Andrew Bird for his curiously innovative techniques and styles. In the past, he has created successful experiments using electro-acoustic manipulation, but “Hands of Glory” is born of the heart and the instrument more than from tricks for the ear. The album is much closer to traditional folk music than Bird’s earlier albums. This time around, he drew from his origins for inspiration. Although he takes a “roots” approach, the result stands as one of his most interesting records to date. Its simplicity may be the primary cause of enjoyment – the entire album was recorded with one microphone. To achieve multi-level vocals, the band surrounded the singular microphone, just as artists did before the marvels of modern recording. The resulting space that is created sounds close-by yet often distant and peculiar. As the choice of style suggests, the theme on “Hands of Glory” seems to be a yearning for a past home, and feelings of sorrow envelop the record. Bird’s prior albums do present more unique sounds, but this album shouldn’t be placed in the same category. Since his last album wasn’t even a year old, he was clearly eager to record this new concept. Still, “Hands of Glory” is a refreshing example of old-fashioned music still capable of sounding new. Truthfully, there isn’t much to analyze or question; it’s just a heartwarming, feel-good album.

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WVU Symphonic Band impresses at Creative Arts Center by noelle harris a&e writer

The West Virginia University Symphonic Band dazzled crowds Monday night when its musicians performed the group’s fall concert. The Symphonic Band is a 45-person ensemble mostly comprised of music students. WVU student Alex Haugen was in attendance and said he was impressed by the ensemble’s performance. “I came to listen to great music and support good friends,” Haugen said.

WVU assistant director of bands Dearl J. Drury, Creative Arts Center Assistant Dean of Recruiting and Retention John Hendricks III, Assistant Director of Athletic Bands Christopher J. Nichter and graduate student conductor Johnny Leonard III conducted the band. The ensemble played a number of pieces during the concert, including “Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew,” “Sheltering Sky,” “Blue and White Dance” and “Serenade and Dance.” The ensemble turned in a

particularly impressive performance with “Symphony No. 3.” This song sounded more difficult than the other offerings, but its performance was flawless, and the execution left no questions of the group’s attention to detail and musical aptitude. In addition, “Symphony No.3” provided a nice contrast with its Russian style. “Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew” was composed by James Edward Curnow. The inspiration for the song came from a poem written by an

American pilot who enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force to fight in the Battle of Britain during World War II. “Blue and White Dance” was composed for the Northeast District of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity and shared a special connection with WVU. Its Kappa Kappa Psi chapter is in the Northeast District as well, and it has been recognized as an outstanding chapter. The West Virginia Bandmasters Association commissioned Claude T. Smith

to compose “Serenade and Dance” for the West Virginia All-State Band. It is a highenergy piece with a melody presented in several different sections of the song. Rounding out the set was “Kanawha to Main,” a piece which resonated with the crowd. “It was powerful and majestic,” Haugen said. The piece was composed by former band director and WVU graduate Richard Lawson, and it describes the parade route for the annual Strawberry Festival Parade in

Buckhannon, W.Va. Thanks to its flawless composition, this piece was particularly engaging and incredible. One could easily connect the different melodies and harmonies to the actual Strawberry Festival parade route, a testament to Lawson’s proficiency as a composer. For more information on the Symphonic Band or upcoming performances from the College of Creative Arts, visit http://ccarts.wvu.edu. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

Review: ‘Starlet’ rooted by strong sense of place Join the discussion. Follow us on Twitter at @dailyathenaeum.

Chateau Royale Apartments Besedka Johnson (left) and Dree Hemingway (right) star in Sean S. Baker’s latest work, ‘Starlet.’ (AP) — A mismatchedfriends drama whose overall sensitivity is belied by a couple of clumsily contrived plot points, Sean Baker’s “Starlet” pairs story and setting perfectly. Set in California’s San Fernando Valley where, according to production designer Mari Yui and high-def director of photography Radium Cheung, primary colors simply do not exist, the film is as pale as its protagonist’s blonde hair - distractingly so, though the look does suit a film about seeking connection in a soulless world. Dree Hemingway plays Jane, a frighteningly skinny 21 year old who finds $10,000 rolled up in a Thermos bought at a yard sale. Conscience-struck, she tries to return the loot to the ornery 85 year old who sold it to her, but Sadie (Besedka Johnson)

won’t even let her get a sentence out. “I told you, no refunds!” she shouts, slamming the door in Jane’s face. Johnson’s performance received special recognition on the festival circuit, and if the nod comes partly because it’s the actress’ late-in-life acting debut, it probably didn’t hurt that Johnson is admirably committed to this sketchy premise, rebuffing Jane’s inquiries with such baffling ferocity that the girl has to stalk her way into Sadie’s life. Hemingway finds soul in a vacant-looking character, a girl whose passive acceptance of the sleaze around her (like her drug-abusing roommates’ lifestyle) makes her seem unlikely to pursue a friendship both challenging and far outside her world. Starlet is the name of Jane’s Chihuahua, but the movie’s title hints at the way Jane and

her friends make their living; the script is slow to reveal details, but Baker’s camera doesn’t flinch when it’s time to show the character going to work, and this part of Jane’s life is a provocative counterpoint to scenes in which she ferries Sadie to the grocery store and sits playing Bingo with her. The elder woman has her own secrets, and viewers may come to accept her initially outrageous behavior as a natural response to deep pain. But “Starlet,” thankfully, keeps armchair psychology to a minimum, and is best when these two women (and the dog) are alone in the frame, trying to be human beings in a place where humanity can be a liability. “Starlet,” a Music Box release, is not rated. 107 minutes.

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President Obama was elected for another four year term as president of the United States Tuesday. After a long, heated campaign season, Americans finally headed to the polls Tuesday. Shortly after 11 p.m., President Barack Obama was declared the winner of the presidential race, after he was awarded a string of victories in the key battleground states of Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire and Colorado. Although the race was billed as a “tossup” by many in the mainstream media, anyone observing the polls in the

swing states leading up to Tuesday wasn’t surprised by President Obama’s convincing electoral college win. As of press time, the winner of the popular vote had not been declared, but it undoubtedly will be very close, exposing the bitter political divide that our country currently finds itself in. With the campaign season finally concluded, it’s time for President Obama to fulfill his ‘Forward’ cam-

paign slogan, as this country desperately needs a leader to heal its divisions and shepherd it forward. The past four years have been marked by irresponsible obstructionism on the part of congressional Republicans, who sought to prevent any and everything President Obama proposed from succeeding in the hopes that it would lead to him losing his bid for re-election. Now that the election has concluded and Presi-

dent Obama has been convincingly re-elected, it is time for Congress to set aside the pettiness of partisan politics and work with the president to move our country forward. The divided make-up of Congress will live on for at least two more years, with Republicans maintaining control of the House and Democrats preserving their majority in the Senate. With the significant quantity and historic magnitude of the problems our coun-

try currently faces, President Obama must reach out to the other side of the aisle to work toward building a consensus and bringing this nation together. For the sake of the country, Republicans must set aside their partisan bitterness and accept their defeat by respecting the will of the American people and working with President Obama to resolve our country’s many problems. From our lagging education system, outrageous

health care spending, the war in Afghanistan to immigration reform and the oncoming “fiscal cliff,” it’s as important as it has ever been in our history for our elected leaders to set aside their political differences and work together for the advancement of their country. Only if our leaders put their country ahead of their political ambitions will we truly move “Forward.” daperspectives@mail.wvu.edu

Let’s talk about sex’s taboo place in society Molly Robinson columnist

The other day I was in Summit cafeteria reading a Cosmopolitan magazine when I ran into some old friends having lunch. We talked for a while before one of them, eyeing up my Cosmo, mentioned that she would never read such a “dirty” magazine that so obviously promoted sex. Throughout our lives, sex has always had a negative connotation. Throughout childhood, it’s the big secret the cool kids whisper about on the play-

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ground. In adolescence, it’s the subject of many awkward lessons in health class. And around high school and college age, it seems like sex is all anyone can talk about –who is having it with who, how many partners so-and-so has had, etc. But even here at West Virginia University, in a place that is so open about sexuality and sexual relationships, the stigma lives on: Sex is a dirty thing. Is that really the case? Obviously we are all alive today because of sex. Having sex is as vital to our well-being as eating and sleeping, yet somehow we are all programmed to consider sex a taboo sub-

ject. Even though all children eventually ask where babies come from, for some reason parents feel the need to hide the truth until one day the cat is let out of the bag with “the talk”. In reality, though, sex can have some serious side effects, like unplanned pregnancies and STDs. In addition to various health concerns, the potential consequences of unprotected sex can lead to things not generally accepted in the society. Therefore, back when this was first seen as a developing problem, the church took it upon itself to mandate sex to the point where the whole act was deemed sinful unless done in

the absolutely correct way; that is, within wedlock with someone of the opposite gender, in a certain position and afterward, not spoken about. Unfortunately, this attitude may still be found in modern society; girls who have a lot of sex are considered easy, boys who do the same are “man whores” or players. Women who become mothers before they become wives are automatically deemed sluts, and those who contract STDs are labeled as dirty. The social stigma of having sex has changed little over the centuries. The idea of sex has been elevated to such a hush-hush subject that the whole act is

overdramatized when, in reality, sex is normal and even healthy. Studies have shown that individuals who have sex several times a week have better immune systems and lower stress levels than those who remain chaste. Biologically, we are programmed to want to have sex, yet society has manipulated us so much to the point that we are convinced that having sex is a bad thing unless it’s within overly specific parameters. But at the end of the day, sex is a way of maintaining a species – nothing more or less than that. All emotions, feelings, and stigmas have just developed over time to bring us to where we are today: sexual

creatures who are ashamed of the act that is ultimately helping our planet grow and evolve. Although the stigma becomes less and less severe with every passing generation, it will never fully diminish. There will always be STDs and unplanned pregnancies, just as there will always be those who choose to stay abstinent and those who are promiscuous. The key is understanding that one choice is not better than the other – a person is neither better nor worse than another for choosing a certain sexual lifestyle. Letting go of these preconceived notions is no easy feat, but it has to be done.

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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins embraces Glenville State assistant coach Joe Mazzulla after the two met for the first time as coaches Tuesday at the Coliseum. Mazzulla spent five years as a guard for the Mountaineers before graduating in 2011.

CAMPUS CALENDAR LATER THIS WEEK CECILIA ROLLINS BROWN BAG LUNCH FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES will host “30 Days: Life on an Indian Reservation” Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Programs at 304-293-0890. THE WVU PLANETARIUM will host “Tales of the Maya Skies at 7:00 p.m. and “Ultimate Universe” at 8 p.m. Friday. It is located on the PL floor of White Hall. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 304-2934961 or email jghopkins@ mail.wvu.edu.

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is at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Fitness Center. There are special rates for WVU students. For more information, email var3@comcast.net.

STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY meets at 7

p.m. in Room 105 of Woodburn Hall . For more information, email ssdp.wvu@ gmail.com. CHAMPION TRAINING ACADEMY offers free tum-

bling and stunting from 8:30-9:30 p.m. for those interested in competing on a Coed Open International Level 5 Cheerleading Team. For more information, call 304-291-3547 or email CTA at ctainfo@comcast.net. WVU’S GENDER EQUALITY MOVEMENT, formerly the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, meets in Cacapon Room of the EVERY WEDNESDAY the Mountainlair at 6:30 p.m. TAI CHI is taught from For more information, email 6:30-8 p.m. Other class wvugem@gmail.com. times are available. For more information, call CONTINUAL 304-319-0581. WELLNESS PROGRAMS on CATHOLICS ON CAMPUS topics such as drinkWELL,

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ESL CONVERSATION TA- nizations or classes by WELLBLE meets at 6 p.m. at the WVU: Wellness and Health Blue Moose Cafe. All na- Promotion. For more infortionalities are welcome. mation, visit www.well.wvu. The table is sponsored by edu/wellness. Monongalia County LiterW E L LW V U : S T U D E N T acy Volunteers, a member of HEALTH is paid for by tuition the United Way family. For and fees and is confidential.

For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/ medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www.aawv.org. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walkin clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-5985180 or 304-598-5185. NEW FALL SEMESTER GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Mountaineer Men: An Interpersonal Process Group, and Know Thyself: An Interpersonal Process Group. For more information call 2934431 or contact tandy.mcclung@mail.wvu.edu.

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others. Tonight: Visit with an old pal.

BORN TODAY This year you feel empowered and energized. You sometimes might not think that you will land on your feet, but you will -- just keep the faith. You have the capacity to spend a lot and also to make a lot. Focus on your long-term goals. If you are single, meeting people is a breeze. Take your time when deciding whom to choose. If you are attached, the two of you might have different visions of what constitutes “the good life.” Know that there is a way to bridge this gap.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH A cohort or friend has strong opinions about what you should and should not do. You could be unusually irritated by this person’s interference. You know a lot more about what works for you. Listen politely, but follow your chosen path. Tonight: Your treat.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH You have a tremendous reservoir of energy and creativity. Plug this unusually high-voltage vitality into where it will make a difference. Your spontaneity emerges, and it seems as though you can do no wrong. Tonight: Let your hair down. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH You might be considering spending more time at home. You could be pushed and pulled between two seemingly opposite interests. Consider a home-based business more seriously, if that is a fantasy of yours. Tonight: Play it low-key. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH You might want to keep a conversation moving. You could learn a lot just by saying whatever is necessary to keep the other party chatting. This person could be clearing up a lot of hostility, which will make it easier for him or her to relate to

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Be realistic about your limits. You could be pushing someone away. Your hot temper often comes out with someone close to you. Words that are said will be difficult to take back, so be careful when voicing your opinions. With your innate flair for drama, you sometimes come off more confident than you realize. Tonight: All smiles. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Much is going on, but you might choose to stay mum at this point in time. You are dealing with some suppressed feelings that could affect your perspective. Your low-spirited attitude could lead to an argument with a roommate or family member. Tonight: Nap, then decide. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH You could be overthinking a situation more than usual. Question yourself as to what is irking or driving you. Root out your deeper feelings before saying anything, as misunderstandings are easy to have at this point. Tonight: Join friends for a midweek break. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Pressure builds, and you might feel as if you must accomplish or complete a task to someone else’s expectations. You demand a lot of

ACROSS 1 Dash, e.g. 5 Head-hanging emotion 10 Altoids alternative 15 Fan favorite 16 Earthling 17 Absorbed the loss 18 Tropical headgear 20 Passover ritual 21 Dix halved 22 Calendar abbr. 24 Prior to, in verse 25 Low-tech note taker 27 Deal-closing aids 30 Unblemished 31 Line winder 32 Baking by-products 33 Creative enterprise 34 On the fence 35 Six-stringed instrument, usually 36 Urbana-Champaign NCAA team 41 Two pages 42 “Zip-__-Doo-Dah” 43 Tram car filler 45 Totally absorbed 48 Hon 49 Pontiac muscle cars 50 Powerful pin cushion? 52 “It __ hit me yet” 53 Mao follower? 54 Scientology’s __ Hubbard 55 Sushi bar soup 56 Cook-off potful 58 False 63 Mixer for a mixologist 64 Boyfriends 65 Couple in a rowboat 66 Run through a reader, as a debit card 67 Footlocker 68 Sandstorm residue DOWN 1 Split 2 Org. concerned with crowns 3 Mozart works 4 Pal of Jerry Seinfeld 5 Retired seven-foot NBAer 6 “Say that again?” 7 “I __ Rock” 8 Fisher-Price parent company 9 Follow logically 10 Potluck staple 11 Summer on the Seine

12 Turn in for cash 13 Spain’s __ de Campos 14 Underline, say 19 Trio on a phone keypad 23 Online shopkeeper 25 Place for pampering 26 Area of expertise 27 Calligrapher’s flourish 28 Question of time, to Telemann 29 __ me tangere 31 Barbecue spit, e.g. 34 “Every Breath You Take” band 35 “Myra Breckinridge” author 37 Tickled pink 38 Scottish Celt 39 “As of yet, no” 40 Pressing need? 44 Inexact fig. 45 Throws out 46 Reservation waster 47 Spiral pasta 48 One of Dancer’s partners 49 Far-from-efficient vehicle

51 Reservations 52 Best-seller 55 Perfumery scent 57 Blistex target 59 Frat house letter 60 Flee 61 The Rams of the NCAA’s Atlantic 10 Conf. 62 D-Day vessel

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yourself -- possibly even more than this other person does. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Take another look at a situation, as your perspective might have been a little harsh the first time around. You have the resilience necessary to take a verbal blow or two and not let it affect a situation. Know that not everyone is like you. Tonight: Follow the music. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH A partner or close friend initiates a conversation. It could be about a project you are working on together. Your temper flares very easily and often out of the blue. You might not be pleased if you let yourself say the first thing that comes to mind. Tonight: Chat and visit over dinner. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Others seek you out, and for the most part, you are pleased to hear their news. A meeting could be far more important than you realize -- do not hesitate to make the first move. Someone might be cantankerous, no matter what you do. Tonight: In the whirlwind of life. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Dive right in to whatever you have on the schedule for today, as you’ll want to get through it as quickly as possible. You have a lot of ground to cover. Be social and forthright in your dealings. Someone might be a bit difficult to deal with. Tonight: Meet up with a friend.

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A flood of neon engulfed the Morgantown Event Center at the Waterfront Hotel Monday as electronic music fans spent the evening before the presidential election jumping and dancing to the sounds of Grammy-winning disc jockey Afrojack. “I decided to go to Afrojack because I really like electronic dance music, and since he’s such a big name, I knew it would be one of

the only times he came to Morgantown,” said Rachel Horne, West Virginia University senior history student. “I think the only show I liked more was Glowfest because there were more acts and the same person wasn’t spinning the whole time.” Hordes of young concertgoers filled the event center in their most outrageous and skimpiest attire. Tutus, sparkling bras, suspenders, furry hats, body paint and light-up pacifiers transformed the venue into

a European-style rave, and the atmosphere proved to be impressive. “There were very eclectic outfits – similar to clothes worn at a rave – that were carefully thought out and planned to coordinate with the illuminating lights,” said public relations student Chloe Detrick. “There were highlighter-colored shirts, light up tutus, pandas, bandanas and boobs galore.” The walls of the event center shook with heavy, ear-piercing bass mixed with synthesizers and elec-

tro-pop sounds. The award-winning DJ pumped up the crowd all night with mix of classic electronic tracks, building and breaking the repetitive beat as patrons danced across the floor. “My favorite part about last night was the end of Afrojack’s set because it was such a good song to end. And then he went and met a bunch of the people in the crowd and did an encore,” Horne said. “It showed that even though he’s a big name, he’s still down to

earth and not stuck up with his popularity.” The banging bass was not the only crowd pleaser of the night, as the show featured a light and laser show that left the sweat-soaked mob in awe. “I thought the lights were really amazing,” Detrick said. “There were pink, purple and green strands seemingly coming from everywhere.” The end of the show left the floor and fans doused in sweat, and everyone in attendance likely went to bed

with ringing ears. The energetic performance by Afrojack stands as yet another example of the growth in popularity of the electronic music scene in Morgantown. “It was fun. I’ve never been to a louder show in my life. I would definitely go see one again. He definitely sparked my interest to listen to more electronic music and discover more Dutch House DJs,” Detrick said. daa@e@mail.wvu.edu

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toric venue provides a sample of Morgantown’s finest metal acts. 123 Pleasant Street is With a bill that features primed to crank up the vol- Cast Off All Ties, The Kafka ume tonight when the his- Machine and Disillusion Efassociate a&e editor

fect, 123 Pleasant Street will give concertgoers plenty of reasons to bang their heads to the sounds of heavy guitars, brutal vocals and driving percussion.

Making the show even more special to metalheads, this event is the first installation of a series of metal concerts designed to showcase the heavier side of Morgantown’s music scene. “This is the first of our monthly/bi-monthly metal shows, which I am setting up,” said 123 employee Jason Pownell. “We really need the support so I can continue doing this each month.” A genre often overlooked among the current indie/alternative landscape of Morgantown’s music scene, metal rarely gets its chance to shine on the 123 Pleasant Street stage. However, with Disillusion Effect headlining a strong lineup of Morgantown’s heaviest groups, tonight’s show promises to satisfy even the most intense crav-

ings for metal and leave behind only ringing ears. “For all the folks who are continually complaining that there aren’t any metal or hardcore shows at 123, this is their time to come and support local talent and make this a common thing,” Pownell said. Opening the night’s festivities will be Cast Off All Ties, a group certain to please fans of hardcore music. “Cast Off All ties will be opening,” Pownell said. “They have a new-school, ‘tough guy’ hardcore sound.” Following Cast Off All Ties is Morgantown-based heavy death metal band The Kafka Machine. This group refuses to be bound by a single genre, and their sound evokes new-school deathcore while

still maintaining the groove of old-school death metal and thrash. Simply put, The Kafka Machine is designed make heads bang. Rounding out the evening is Disillusion Effect, a group formed from former members of popular metal outfit Diabolus. “They (Disillusion Effect) are in the vein of Unearth, Lamb of God and DevilDriver,” Pownell said. To metalheads, such a comparison is a compliment of high order and the thought of a fusion of Lamb of God’s groovemetal mastery and DevilDriver’s relentless heavy metal assault is positively mouth-watering. Doors will open at 9 p.m., and there will be a $5 cover charge to the show. hunter.homistek@mail.wvu.edu


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WVU has plenty to work on before season opener by michael carvelli sports editor

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins didn’t sound like a coach whose team had just won by 42 points following the Mountaineers’ exhibition victory against Glenville State Tuesday night. “I’ve got some guys that, if they can’t play harder than what they did today, I don’t need them to play,” Huggins said following WVU’s 95-53 victory. “We went through supposedly trying to grow up, but if they haven’t grown up by now, they’re not going to grow up. “There’s a lot of stuff to do.” And there’s not much time for WVU to fix those things, as it will travel to No. 21 Gonzaga for its season opener next Monday. The game will serve as more than just a chance to get the season started off on the right foot. It’ll be West Virginia’s opportunity to avenge a loss in the NCAA tournament to the Bulldogs. It’s a loss that has been on the team’s mind since they walked off the floor at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. “I don’t lose very well,” Huggins said. “It was embarrassing.” According to the veteran head coach, there’s a lot of work left to be done between now and when his team takes the floor in Spokane, Wash., in less than a week. After averaging 12.8 turnovers per game a year ago, the Mountaineers committed 13 turnovers against the Pioneers. Of West Virginia’s three primary ball handlers, sophomore Juwan Staten was the most impressive. The Dayton transfer finished with six assists and no turnovers while sophomores Jabarie Hinds and Gary Browne combined for just one assist with seven turnovers. “Our shot preparation was awful because you never know when you’re open if a guy’s going to pass you the ball,” Huggins said. “We don’t know if they’re going to pass it or drive it into three guys or try to force it through four guys to a guy who’s not open.” During the preseason, West

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Continued from page 10 ing the way we felt should have,” Izzo-Brown said. “I’m hoping with that type of performance, that we’ll turn a negative into a positive and learn from the experience and get our second life in the third part of our season with the NCAA tournament. I know we’ve been talking a lot as a team that we have to look at our last game and learn from it.”

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Continued from page 10 all that said, there’s not a better time to display a balanced attack than this weekend. Finally, to the fans: stop whining. Losing three straight games isn’t a good thing, but that doesn’t mean you pack up shop and head for the hills. The TCU game was an enormous game, and I credit the season ticket holders for showing up and bracing the cold weather. However, the student section had some empty seats at the start of the game and wasn’t even half full by the fourth quarter. If you leave early, you lose your right to complain. The players and coaches are doing their best, and you’re sitting on your couch at home with a Snuggie and some root beer (party foul, bro). Get a grip, get tough and show this team that you’ve got its back through thick and thin, or else don’t whine when things don’t go your way. That will go a long way in helping to reestablish some of that e v e r- i m p o r t a n t confidence I was talking about.

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Virginia has emphasized the fact that with the athletes on this year’s team, there is no reason it shouldn’t be able to get out in transition and score in the open floor. After scoring just two fast break points against Glenville State, that’s another thing they’re looking to fix. “That’s something we work on every day in practice, but things tend to change when you get a different team out there,” Staten said. “That’s something we’ve got to keep working on in practice and hope in continues into the game.” G onzaga is returning four of its five starters from last year’s NCAA tournament meant that dealt WVU a loss that many players and coaches have called embarrassing. Even the players who haven’t taken the floor in a game for the Mountaineers know how important it’s going to be to correct those problems and get started on the right foot Monday. “It’s definitely something we’re not happy about still,” said senior Matt Humphrey, who transferred to WVU from Boston College this summer. “Coach Huggs plays that game every day, so we hear about it. We have to go out there ready to play.” Between Gonzaga, the Old Spice Classic and a game against a talented and experienced Marshall team early in December, the Mountaineers are going to find out quickly how good they are and where they’ve improved in fixing these issues that they saw Tuesday. “We’re going to go out there and play like crazy, and at least we’ll know what we have to fix and how good we are or how bad we are,” Huggins said. “I would rather do that than schedule five games that we win by 30 or 40 and you mask your problems, and then all of a sudden, reality sets in, and you don’t have nearly as much time to fix it. “We’ll find out real quick where our issues are, and then we can go about fixing them,” he said. james.carvelli@mail.wvu.edu

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Sophomore point guard Juwan Staten finished with 16 points, six assists, three steals and no turnovers in West Virginia’s 95-53 exhibition victory against Glenville State.

Forwards Frances Silva and Kate Schwindel lead the West Virginia offense with 10 and nine goals, respectively. “We’ll be ready to play on Saturday,” said sophomore midfielder Ali Connelly. According to Connelly, the team has been working to improve themselves to be the best they can be for the tournament. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for youth and senior citizens. Admission is free for West Virginia

University students with a valid student ID. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets in advance for $2 through the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME. NC AA quarterfinal matches will be played the weekend of Nov. 23-25. The 31st annual NCAA Women’s College Cup will be played Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 at Torero Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

So fans, players, coaches and hot dog men, I leave you with this: You have a choice to make this football season – give up and take the easy route, or buckle up that chin strap and get ready for a hell of a final stretch.

With the right attitude, a couple of lucky bounces and some revitalized offensive play, there might be some magic left to be made before this season comes to a close.

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Mountaineers starting to Holgorsen familiar find stability at safety with Gundy, Cowboys By Doug Walp sports writer

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Despite the fact now-unranked West Virginia has lost three straight games and its struggling defense is less than 50 points away from allowing the most points in a single season in the school’s history, the Mountaineers may have finally found some stability at the two safety positions. Karl Joseph, who started the year at the free safety position for West Virginia, has, like the rest of WVU’s secondary, blown his share of coverages this season. But as a true freshman, that’s virtually assured to be a part of the learning process. In spite of some of the lapses in coverage, Joseph has shown a keen ability to adjust to the speed of the game and has been one of the Mountaineers’ best tacklers this season. In fact, the true freshman safety is second only to redshirt freshman linebacker Isaiah Bruce in total tackles with 61, including 4.5 tackles for a loss. Joseph leads the team in pass break ups (5), has tallied a sack and also made his impact felt by creating multiple turnovers this season. Joseph has already forced two fumbles and reigned in an interception in his young career. “Obviously as a true freshman, it’s all hit him,” said WVU co-defensive coordinator Joe DeForest. “We’re excited about him.” DeForest’s excitement wasn’t just limited to his starting freshman safety, though. Redshirt senior Cecil Level, a former walk-on who earned a scholarship this season after a productive 2011 – mainly on special teams – found out last Tuesday he would make his first career start against TCU Saturday and played well enough to earn some honest praise from his defensive coordinator. “I’m sure he made some mistakes, but he played hard and he played physical,” DeForest said. “I think

When current West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen left the University of Houston to become the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, he knew the Big 12 Conference would give him the possible ability to propel into a head coaching job. “That was the goal,” Holgorsen said. “I felt, in order to get a job like I’m fortunate to have now, it was going to take being a coordinator at a little bit higher level.” In one season at Oklahoma State, Holgorsen proved his offense could work at a higher level. The Cowboys finished 2010 leading the nation in total offense. Their quarterback, Brandon Weeden, was an all-Big 12 Quarterback, and wide receiver Justin Blackmon was the recipient of the 2010 Biletnikoff Award. Because of all the success, Holgorsen was named offensive coordinator of the year by Rivals.com. Flash forward beyond Holgorsen’s short time as head-coach-in-waiting at WVU, taking the head coaching job, winning a share of the Big East, winning the Orange Bowl, transitioning to the Big 12, and Holgorsen is back to Stillwater – the place that stands as the catalyst for his emergence as a head coach in the college football world. While at Oklahoma State, Holgorsen picked up some traits from Cowboy head coach Mike Gundy that he uses today at WVU. “I knew that he had a lot pieces in place that were appealing to me from a facilities standpoint, recruiting standpoint, program standpoint,” Holgorsen said. “He does a great job from a structural standpoint, from an organizational standpoint as to how

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West Virginia freshman safety Karl Joseph celebrates a play during Saturday’s game. he performed well.” The first-year coordinator said it was simply the attitude Level came into each practice with that eventually propelled the senior from walk-on to starter in a matter of months. “He gave great effort every day,” DeForest said. “He was on scout team with the offense, and he showed up on special teams. And we just had that extra week of preparation, and we said ‘let’s give him a try’’.” Level recorded five total tackles and a forced fumble in his first start at the FBS level and said afterward that apart from the team’s loss, he thought everything went fairly smoothly. “I believe everything went well for the first time,” Level said. “The mindset was just amazing. I finally made it – got my chance to show the coaches, show the fans, show everybody what I can do. “But right now my mindset is try to get better for tomorrow.” Level also credited the aforementioned Joseph with helping him make the transition to the starting

lineup this week, claiming that the two had done everything from making calls and communicating on the field to meeting up and studying off it. Despite the praise from some of their coaches, cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts, who works with all of the secondary, said even though most of the secondary – including Level and Joseph, had played better individually Saturday – the team’s ultimate goal of securing a win was not met, and thus the unit’s overall performance could still use some improvement heading forward. “We’re here to win football games,” Roberts said after the TCU game. “We’ve never subscribed to moral victories. We know that when we watch the tape we’re going to see some aspects of the game that we can learn from, both in a positive and negative light, but you just have to always put your team in a position to win. And it was close, but we’ve got to continue to eliminate mistakes.”

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Head coach Dana Holgorsen looks on before West Virginia takes on TCU Saturday. he runs a program as far as what his day-to-day operations are like.” As for Saturday’s showdown, it is the schematics that Holgorsen and his WVU assistants installed and Gundy maintained that has these two teams looking so similar. “We’ve already watched a lot on Oklahoma State – all three sides of the ball. One of the things that keeps coming up is that we’re looking in a mirror because of what they do offensively, defensively and what they do from a special teams standpoint,” Holgorsen said. “They (DeForest, Gillespie & Spavital) had an input schematically at what you see us doing and what you see them doing. So there is a lot of crossover and familiarity, we know a lot about their players and scheme, they know a lot about our scheme so there aren’t that many secrets that exist.” Holgorsen feels that because the two teams have

virtually the same game plan, the game will come down to effort. “From an effort standpoint and physical standpoint, they’re a physical football team that plays with tremendous effort for a variety of reasons. They like playing for each other, their coaches, their school and their family. It’ll be a challenge,” Holgorsen said. Saturday, not only will Holgorsen square off with Mike Gundy and face an offense that he installed at Oklahoma State, but he also will reunite on the field with Joseph Randle. Arguably the Big 12’s best running back, Randle has 934 yards and nine total touchdowns this season. “Joseph Randle is a fantastic football player. He’s one of my favorite kids I’ve ever coached. I had him for one year as a true freshman. It means a lot to him and he lives it,” Holgorsen said. dasports@mail.wvu.edu

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No. 1 ALABAMA (first in the BCS) Platform: The defending national champions stand for rugged, no-frills football and the philosophy that there is no problem a fivestar recruit can’t fix. Star power: QB AJ McCarron. A poised leader (see the game-winning drive at LSU), unafraid to let his emotions show (see crying after gamewinning drive at LSU). Ground game: All-American C Barrett Jones anchors an offensive line that might be the most talented in the country, and paves the way for a punishing running game with Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon. Department of defense: The Tide ranks in the top 10 in the nation in every major defensive category, including first in points allowed at 9.1 per game. Accomplishments: Strength of schedule: 17th nationally, according to Sagarin computer ratings. Average margin of victory: 29 points per game. Commander-in-chief: Nick Saban. His “process” has produced three national championships. Campaign slogan: Roll Tide. No. 2 OREGON (third in the BCS) Platform: The Ducks are running on change – such as a new uniform every week, and promise to get things done quickly. Star power: RB Kenjon Barner. After three years as a backup, his patience and persistence have turned him

into a Heisman contender. Ground game: The Ducks are second in the nation in rushing at 341 yards per game – though their running game is anything but a grind. Department of defense: Much like their offense, the Ducks’ defense is a big-play machine. They are tied for third in the nation with 26 takeaways and 18th in sacks with 24. Accomplishments: Strength of schedule: 47th. Average margin of victory: 31 ppg. Commander-in-chief: Chip Kelly, a man who believes any question can be answered in 10 words or less. Campaign slogan: Win the day. No. 3 KANSAS STATE (second in the BCS) Platform: The Wildcats blend old-school Midwestern sensibilities of mistakefree, power football, with 21st century ideas –such as scoring 44 points per game. Star power: QB Collin Klein. The happily married Heisman front-runner has a trendy nickname – Optimus Klein – and a throwback game. Ground game: Klein provides the power and RB John Hubert adds speed to a clock-killing running game that averages 226 yards and has scored 33 touchdowns. Department of defense: LB Arthur Brown leads a defense that is tough to run against, ninth in the nation at 100 yards allowed per game, and manages to hold its own against those potent Big 12 passing attacks. Accomplishments: Strength of schedule: 33rd. Average margin of victory: 25 ppg. Commander-in-chief: Bill Snyder. The congenial 73-year-old has already performed a miracle in Manhattan. Campaign slogan. We are family.

No. 4 NOTRE DAME (fourth in the BCS) Platform: The Fighting Irish promise a return to glory – and have been doing so for about 20 years. Star power: LB Manti Te’o. Has played inspired football while dealing with personal tragedy. Ground game: The Irish have run for more than 200 yards each of the last three games as they try to take the pressure off developing QB Everett Golson. Department of defense. Te’o gets the press but the line led by DE Stephon Tuitt and NG Louis Nix III is a big reason the Irish have allowed only two rushing touchdowns, fewest in the nation. Accomplishments: Strength of schedule: 16th. Average margin of victory: 15 ppg. Commander-in-chief: Brian Kelly. Former aspiring politician from Massachusetts has been known to flip-flop when it comes to quarterbacks. Campaign slogan: Play like a champion. QUICK HITS zz — Expect to hear Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken mentioned when head coaching vacancies begin to open up in the coming months. The Cowboys rank second in the nation in total offense at 575 yards per game while playing three quarterbacks — including a freshman and a redshirt freshman. zz — The first of what could be several job openings in the SEC came Sunday when Kentucky fired Joker Phillips. Among those who have been mentioned as candidates to replace him are Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes, Duke coach David Cutcliffe and Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator and former Arizona State coach Dirk Koetter.


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WVU beats Glenville State in WVU needs last exhibition before season vote of By Nick Arthur confidence Associate Sports editor

Exhibition games don’t make a blemish in the win or loss columns. But after a troubling defeat to a Division II foe to begin the 2011 season, the West Virginia men’s basketball team wanted to begin the 2012 campaign a little differently. And after 19 points from senior forward Deniz Kilicli, the Mountaineers defeated Glenville State 95-53 Tuesday night in front of 5,208 fans at the Coliseum in an exhibition affair. Kilicli led four players in double in figures, and West Virginia held the visiting Pioneers to just 32 percent shooting from the floor. “It looked better than last year. Last year’s loss was to the same kind of team. People are learning. That’s good to see,” Kilicli said. “I think we passed the ball better than last year, too.” Most of the passing was coming from West Virginia sophomore point guard Juwan Staten. Staten, who sat out last season after transferring from Dayton, recorded 16 points, six assists and no turnovers in 25 minutes. “There were some things we could have done better, but for the most part we played well,” Staten said. “We always need to tighten up our defense. We gave them too many easy baskets.” The Mountaineers held a 48-22 advantage at the half and forced 26 Glenville State turnovers. However, head coach matt sunday/the daily athenaeum Bob Huggins wasn’t too Senior Deniz Kilicli led West Virginia with 19 points and three rebounds in the Mountaineers’ 95-53 victory against Glen- pleased with his team’s ville State at the Coliseum. effort.

“I just didn’t think we competed. I thought we did at first,” Huggins said. “Some guys are just happy being here and putting a uniform on.” West Virginia shot just 1-for-14 from three-point range on the night and had only 14 assists on 37 made field goals. “Seemingly everyone grabs it (the ball) and thinks they can make a play with it, but we’ll fix that,” Huggins said. “Our shot preparation was just awful … You should be ready to shoot it all the time.” All 15 Mountaineers on the roster saw action Tuesday night. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine native Volodymyr Gerun, who will have to sit out the first six games of the season because of an NCAA violation, scored 12 points off the bench. La Salle transfer and junior center Aaric Murray posted 13 points and nine rebounds in the just 16 minutes. Both guys are listed at 6-foot-10 and will provide West Virginia with a lot of depth this season. The ability to go deep into the bench could give the Mountaineers an advantage over its opponents. “It makes us very dangerous because we can get up and play the way coach Huggins wants us to play,” Staten said. “We can take away a lot of what the (other) offense is trying to do, and we can play faster because we know we have someone to come in for us if we get tired.” West Virginia will open the regular season with a road game at No. 21 Gonzaga Nov. 12. nicholas.arthur@mail.wvu.edu

Mountaineers to face Princeton in first round by shea ulisney sports writer

The Big 12 regular season champion West Virginia women’s soccer team will host Princeton Saturday at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Championship.

West Virginia is one of 32 host schools for the first round of the NCAA tournament. Kickoff will begin at 7 p.m., and the winner will advance to Provo, Utah, for the second and third rounds Nov. 16 and 18, respectively. This tournament will mark the 13th consecu-

tive season the Mountaineers have advanced to the NCAA tournament – advancing as far as the Elite Eight in 2007. WVU has hosted the NCAA tournament in six previous seasons, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2011. “It’s so important for our seniors to get another

opportunity to perform on Dick Dlesk,” said head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “Obviously, being in the Big 12 now and the travel we’ve had to face, it’s really nice that we have this home game and we don’t have to get back on the road because the travel has been pretty rough.”

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The last time the Mountaineers met with Princeton was at the 2008 NCAA tournament at Virginia. The result was a West Virginia 2-1 victory. “I know that team will be very organized and obviously very smart,” IzzoBrown said. “We’ll have our hands full, but we are excited to be hosting that round of 32 and look forward to a good game on Saturday.” Princeton enters Saturday’s game on an 11game win streak. The Tigers, 13-3-1, earned an automatic bid after its Ivy League regular season championship finish. Princeton went unbeaten in league play, and became only the fifth team in 22 seasons of eight-team Ivy League women’s soccer to go 7-0-0. Senior forward Jen Hoy, who currently ranks No. 3 in the nation in goals per game at 1.0, leads the Tiger’s offense. Hoy’s 17 goals were the second most in a season in program history. Princeton’s scoring offense is ranked No. 3 in the nation, averaging 2.88 goals per game. The team also ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic region, out of nine regions total in the Oct. 30 NSCAA poll. The Mountaineers hold a record of 11-4-4 this season, 7-0-1 in the Big 12 Conference and had a 10-match unbeaten streak until falling to TCU in the opening match of the Big 12 tournament last weekend, 2-0. This season, WVU has wins over No. 1 ranked Stanford and No. 7 ranked Oklahoma State. “The losses are your best opportunity to learn, and I think that we learned a good lesson being on the road (against TCU) and coming out and not perform-

see soccer on PAGE 7

If you’re fed up with campaign rhetoric, endless television ads and annoying, recorded calls from candidates, congratulations – you made it past the election and are now in the clear. However, here in Morgantown, there is still one more crucial vote to cast; there’s one more campaign to back before you can all move on from elections and silly campaign stickers. Yep, that last election is a vote of confidence for the West Virginia football team. Look, I get it: You’re fed up with the seemingly endless ups and downs this season has brought, and you’re ready to pack up your fandom and wait for an easier time to root for the Mountaineers. But now is not the time to give in and turn your back on the unranked Mountaineers – losers of three straight games for the first time since 2004. We’ve seen this team do some pretty extraordinary things – like hang more than 800 yards of offense against Baylor and give away a double overtime win to TCU that was all but gift-wrapped. It’s been a gut-wrenching ride thus far, and I commend you for following this team to this point. But for everyone involved – players, coaches, fans, and even stadium vendors, it’s time to ratchet up some of that good, oldfashioned Mountaineer pride before it’s too late. Crazier things have happened than what’s unfolded so far for West Virginia. Might I remind you that last year, it came down to the final week of the season before West Virginia was able to punch its ticket to the Orange Bowl. There’s no telling what will happen over the final four games of the season. Sure, a Big 12 Conference championship is out of the question now, but that doesn’t mean any of these remaining games aren’t important, or that fans, players and coaches should treat them differently. The outlook for this team is as bleak as it’s ever been; things have gotten gloomier in Morgantown with each passing defeat. But now – at the darkest point of the season, is the time to climb out of the hole this team has dug itself and show the country why for a period of time early this year, it was a dark horse contender for the national championship. My three-point plan for turning this season around starts with a simple notion: Get your confidence back, West Virginia. Players have done a great job selling to the media that the confidence this team once exuded with supreme certainty never left, but it’s apparent that players – especially the offense – have seen that confidence go to the wayside. Mentally, you’ve got to view the season through a limited scope; these final four games are the only four games that matter, and everything else that’s already happened is in the past. Secondly, the offense needs to get its mojo back, and it can do so through balance. Throughout the early part of the season, West Virginia was just as dangerous on the ground as it was through the air. Lately, the Mountaineers have shown that when it gets down to the wire in close games, they will stick to one method or the other. You’ve got one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Geno Smith, and now all of your backfield is finally healthy. With

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