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Health Sciences bans industry gifts Students, faculty, staff forbidden to accept meals, gifts from health care representatives BY DUSTIN HOFFMAN STAFF WRITER

A new code of conduct has been implemented at West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center, which forbids students, faculty and staff from accepting meals or gifts from drug or medical device industry representatives. The new policy was put in place to ensure all HSC members would be objective and impartial when making decisions in the classroom or the

workplace. Alvin Moss, director of the Center for Health Ethics and Law, explained the need for the changes. “In 2008 the Association of American Medical Colleges recommended that medical schools adopt more stringent conflict of interest policies with regard to relationships to industry,” Moss said in an e-mail. “This recommendation was based on social science research over the past decade

that has shown that physicians unconsciously and unintentionally are biased in their prescribing practices by gifts and meals from pharmaceutical company representatives and those from other medically related industries.” When asked if even the smallest gifts should be eliminated, Moss said studies have shown physician bias toward patients. “Research has shown that even small gifts such as pens, mugs or notepads influence

physician prescribing behavior to increase prescriptions for more expensive brandname drugs rather than often equally effective generic medications”. In order to effectively eliminate this behavior in both professionals and students, the changes to the code of conduct were adopted. “Students and trainees at the Health Sciences Center are being taught to learn about new drugs and products by reading articles in the peer-reviewed

scientific literature,” Moss said. “These articles are objective and balanced with regard to the benefits and side-effects of all drugs in a particular class.” Moss believes the newly adopted code will benefit the HSC for the better. “The best outcome of the policy will be that students and all trainees will be encouraged to use an objective, scientific, evidence-based approach to health care decision-making for their patients and for their practices,” he said.

“In the long run, this policy should lead to better, more cost-effective patient care”. Christopher Colenda, chancellor of the HSC, said the change will go along with its mission of transparency. “We are committed to an uncompromising adherence to our public trust and to transparency and accountability in our actions as educators, scientists and clinicians,” Colenda said in a press release.

SGA provides input on vision of area’s future By Alex Dufour correspondent

Students taking Dance 132 at West Virginia University dance in the Mountainlair to the Halloween favorite ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson.


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The Mountainlair was visited by a spirit of the past Wednesday as a flash mob of dancers performed Michael Jackson’s hit “Thriller” for an unsuspecting audience. As West Virginia University students sat unaware, a group of creepy, highly coreographed undead dancers filed in to draw the attention away from their dinners. The music flowed through the speakers as these deathly looking dancers came to life. Members of WVU’s Dance 132 (Intermediate Jazz), students flooded the Mountainlair’s dining area to perform a dance routine they’ve been practicing for weeks. “We only meet twice a week, but we’ve been rehearsing this dance for the past four weeks,” said senior journalism major Mel Moraes. “We would’ve liked to practice outside of class, but it’s really difficult to get all 25 of us together at the same time.” Other than limited practicing time, another concern of the dancers was the change from practicing in an open studio to having to limit their movements due to the Mountainlair’s layout.

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about what they were doing. I was really pleased with them. I think they did a great job,” said Yurick. All of the dancers enjoyed the performance and thought it went off flawlessly. Child development major Jessica Shay said, “It was a great experience. The crowd was very shocked at first, but I’m sure they enjoyed it.” When asked why the dancers decided to put on this performance, their answers were all the same – to get everyone in the mood for Halloween. “Of course it helped get everyone in the mood,” said Shay. “It’s ‘Thriller.’” Matt Sunday/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM Following a flash mob performed earA student taking Dance 132 does his best zombie impres- lier this year, the members of the class sion while dancing out ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson in the wanted their performance to be more Mountainlair. recognized by the public, and what more public place than the Mountainlair? Dance instructor Barbara Yurick was “(The Mountainlair) is very accessible, confident going into the performance. “I trusted the dancers to be professional see zombies on PAGE 5

important to have a place where people want to live, work and potentially vacation, he said. Students are a huge part in the process of setting goals for our region, and WVU has a huge impact on the community, Hardesty said. “In this global economy, the unit of competition is more region than city or state, and we need the power of your voice to improve the quality of life for all,” France said. The Power of 32 project doesn’t have a predetermined set of issues or goals because the priorities are determined by the residents of the region, Hardesty said. “The only thing that is certain in life is change, and with enough voices, we can make the future of our area as successful as we want it to be,” he said. The Power of 32 is the largest regional visioning program ever and has been visiting various universities. The group saw a need to attract college students because they are the future to improving the quality of life, France said. The information gathered from the discussion will be compiled into a report that will include input from other areas in the region, he said. The report will be released to the public with more forums planned, and within a year, another event will be held at WVU to go over the results, France said. The Power of 32 will be meeting in Marion and Harrison counties next week, according to its website.

The importance of improving the community was emphasized to 20 members of the West Virginia University Student Government Association Wednesday at “A Community Conversation: The Power of 32.” The Power of 32 is an organization of 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The discussion was led by former University President David C. Hardesty. The goal of the Power of 32 is to create a shared vision for the region’s future, according to the Power of 32’s website. A vision is an imaginary state of what success looks like and can be achieved through student input, Hardesty said. “My hope is that students will begin to be motivated and empower themselves to make a difference,” he said. A video on how a different future can be planned for the region by 2020 was shown, said Ron Cheng, SGA vice president. “We discussed where we are now, what we have to do and where are going,” he said. The discussion looked at questions such as what problems the region is facing, what should the region be most proud of and where do they imagine themselves in 2025 and how did they get there, Cheng said. “What we came up with is we want this region, centered around Pittsburgh, to focus on education, health care and technology,” said Nelson France, SGA liaison to City Council. Travis Crum contributed to They also decided it was this report.

Students test strength, endurance in U.S. Marine Fitness Challenge by gina damato correspondent

West Virginia University students and current U.S. Marine trainees tested their strength and endurance, Wednesday, during the Marine’s Fitness Challenge. Approximately 30 trainees and interested students gathered on the Mountainlair Green to take part in the fitness demonstration. “The Fitness Challenge is designed to encourage leadership, teamwork and promote fitness,”

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said Eliza Ollinger, senior account supervisor of Prizm Marketing, which sponsored the Fitness Challenge. Participants performed sets of pushups, planks and jumping jacks as well as participated in team-building experiences. The exercises were led by lead instructor John Klessinger, member of The Program, a company that develops student-athletes’ and corporate managers’ athletic and leadership abilities. “This event gives a realistic idea of how demanding the U.S. Marines is,” said U.S. Ma-


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rine Captain Joseph White, who also participated in the fitness challenge. “A perspective candidate needs to be in excellent physical condition, stay out of trouble and have a mental toughness and desire,” he said. The fitness challenge is intended to have participants step up, be motivated and be successful, White said. The event is also designed to inform current students about the Officer Candidate School, a program that can lead to becoming a U.S. Marine.

“At WVU, we have a program platoon leaders class,” White said. “It is similar to the ROTC, but it is for people interested in the U.S. Marines.” Students could also win prizes for their performance in the challenge, Ollinger said. The fitness challenge is held at several universities across the nation, she said. Students interested in more information about the U.S. Marines can visit

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West Virginia Congressional candidate Mike Oliverio speaks to senior psychology major about his platform and West Virginia outside of the Mountainlair Wednesday.

Oliverio discusses education, debt, economy on visit to Morgantown By Codi Yeager Correspondent

Mike Oliverio met with students and others passing through the free speech zone in front of the West Virginia University Mountainlair Wednesday. Oliverio, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress and current state senator for the 13th congressional district outlined his ideas about higher education, improving the economy and reducing national debt. “I think the one thing students deserve more than anything else is the opportunity to succeed in life, and the role government plays in that is making federal financial aid available to students,” Oliverio said. The government also has a responsibility to make higher learning institutions “friendly”

to students such as veterans and to encourage research, he said. “Students should have the opportunity to participate in research – not just to master the subject but to further the discipline and create new ideas,” Oliverio said. This is especially important for land grant institutions like WVU, because it allows the students to be of service to citizens across the state, he said. Investing in education is a way to improve the economy, Oliverio said. “The greatest investment government can make is the investment in people and investing in people in the form of education,” he said. “Government needs to give the young people all the tools and skills they can have.” This investment, coupled with an investment in improved in-

frastructure, will help the economy, Oliverio said. “(The private sector) will create jobs when they have a ready, trained workforce and when they have the resources that they need – the roads, the bridges, the water,” he said. Oliverio also said the federal government needs to be streamlined to meet their social service obligations. “There is a lot of wasteful spending and a tremendous amount of fraud,” he said. “You have to have your core priorities of what you need to do.” Students should vote for him based on his stance on issues and because he has walked in their shoes, graduating from WVU and serving as student body president, he said. Some students seemed to have little or no knowledge of

Oliverio and his politics. Some thought he was running for Senate, while others believed he lived in Florida. “Honestly, I don’t know much about him,” said Meghan Vaughn, a senior psychology major. “I’ve just seen the big posters around.” Akeya Carter, a graduate student studying social work, said she already voted by absentee ballot. “I know he is for higher education,” she said. “So he got my vote.” For Von Preston, a freshman social work major, seeing Oliverio on campus may influence his vote. “He is the only one I have seen on campus,” he said. “So maybe I will vote for him.”


Democrats continue attack on Raese’s W.Va. residency MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Democrats are hammering Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese over his Florida home in a new campaign ad, asking whether he'd represent West Virginia or the Sunshine State if elected. Raese is battling Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin for the seat held by the late Robert C. Byrd. Raese and wife Liz own a mansion in Palm Beach, where his wife is registered to vote. Raese is registered to vote in West Virginia and has repeatedly said he lives in Morgantown. Democrats, however, paint Raese as a Floridian, noting the Raeses claimed a homestead exemption available only to fulltime Florida residents. They also question whether he pays West Virginia taxes. Raese, who is president and chief executive of Morgantownbased Greer Industries, has refused to release his tax returns and settle the matter for good. An aide told The Associated Press he'll only do so if Manchin does the same simultaneously. "We'd love to do it together," said spokesman Kevin McLaughlin. "You show me yours, I'll show you mine." Manchin spokeswoman Lara Ramsburg declined, saying the governor's residency isn't in doubt. McLaughlin said neither is Raese's. He called the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's new ad a lie and an attempt to distract voters, and demanded Manchin's allies withdraw it immediately. Ramsburg declined comment on that, as well. Carol Wright, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office, confirmed Wednesday that John Raese is listed in public records as an "owner nonresident." "His primary residence is West Virginia, and he does not receive a similar homestead benefit in WV," she wrote in an e-mail. "His wife is qualified for the Florida homestead benefit, meaning the house here is her primary residence."

Raese and the third-party groups investing in his race are trying to link the popular governor with an unpopular president, predicting Manchin will blindly follow his party's marching orders. Manchin and his supporters, meanwhile, portray Raese as an out-of-touch outsider who doesn't understand the challenges of working-class West Virginians. He pledged to put West Virginia first in a new ad unveiled Wednesday. It faults both Republicans and Democrats for putting their party first, their personal agendas second and their country last.

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Students at West Virginia University have the opportunity to learn more about diversity in journalism Thursday night with a multimedia exhibit about African American soldiers in World War I. Visual Journalism Professor Joel Beeson was invited by WVU Society of Professional Journalists to speak about his project, “Soldiers of the Coalfields: Forgotten Legacy.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 205 of Martin Hall. The exhibit was built by Beeson and his students for the World War Memorial in Kimball, W.Va. The exhibit narrates the story of African American WWI veterans who migrated to West Virginia from the south in the early 1900s to work in the coal mines. Andrea Sauer, WVU SPJ President, said Beeson was invited to speak at the event to show diversity in the different fields of journalism research. “He will be the only one speaking tomorrow night because his project goes hand in hand with diversity,” she said. “We want students to see that they can get involved with something like this and uncover history no one has ever even thought about.” Beeson and his students worked together to set up an exhibit that is one of a kind in the whole nation, Sauer said. “There are other WWI exhibits,” she said. “But nothing like this. No one has ever given thought to what this exhibit is like.” Beeson said the project consist of setting up an exhibit using pictures, artifacts, a website and historical background. “The exhibit shows that the African Americans after war were coal miners,” Beeson said.


Continued from page 1 there are always a lot of people there and it’s a safe place from any bad weather,” said Yurick. “It’s one of the most populated areas on the downtown campus,” Moraes said. “You don’t just find journalism students or just Life Science students. The Mountainlair’s like a big melting pot of majors.” As the dancers progressed from the upper balcony to the Mountainlair’s floor, the crowd occupying those areas became confused. Watching a group of 25 mock-zombies take over the area is enough to confuse anyone, but after the familiar tune took off, many of the students began enjoying the performance. Some students even performed the dance from the comfort and safety of their

“And if they were white coal miners or black coal miners, they set aside their differences.” Beeson hopes that after students see the exhibit, they check out the website and listen to what he and his students have to say. “We are placing the evidence out there so students can leave asking questions,” he said. “We want them to replace their thoughts of the race stereotype and complicated relations.” Brianna Swisher, a 2010 journalism graduate and Beeson’s former student, said she began working on the project last fall. “It is more than an exhibit,” Swisher said. “It is an underlying message about race and issues that come along with it.” Swisher said after students listen to Beeson speak Thursday night, they will be aware of the facts and stories of the soldiers. “We don’t want just the community to be aware,” Swisher said. “We want the students at WVU, the whole state to be aware.” Sauer said SPJ thought if Beeson and his students presented the projected to other journalism students, they might be encouraged to work with other professors on projects such as this. “All of the professors in the journalism school are doing some kind of extensive research like Beeson,” Sauer said. “Hopefully, hearing from other students and what experience they have, they will be encouraged, too.” Beeson and his students will unveil a permanent public exhibit during an opening ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Kimball War Memorial Building in Kimball, W.Va.

seats. Freshman journalism major Dan Sweeney found the performance to be very entertaining. “It was pretty impressive how the dancers coordinated everything and pulled it off,” Sweeney said. “The audience was in shock at first but everyone was getting into it.” Sweeney was also excited about how it seemed to get everyone in the Halloween mood. “It’s a bunch of dressed up people dancing around the Mountainlair. What else gets you in the Halloween mood?” Sweeney said. With Halloween this weekend, the flash mob performed to get everyone in the holiday spirit, and it did just that. Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” was just what the audience of the Mountainlair needed to kick off the Halloween season.


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HSC right to ban all pharmaceutical gifts A revised Code of Conduct implemented by West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center will forbid students, faculty and staff from accepting gifts from representatives of pharmaceutical and medical device makers. It is an appropriate step to limit the undue influence over current doctors and future medical professionals and to ensure objective decisionmaking is in the best interest of patients. The new policy was unani-

mously approved by the deans of the four health schools. “We are committed to an uncompromising adherence to our public trust,” Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., WVU Chancellor for Health Sciences, said in a release. This should be an important goal to one of West Virginia’s leading health care providers. There should be no room for bias when doctors write prescriptions. The existence of any gifts, however small, no doubt influences the decisions of

physicians. Many of those gifts aren’t so small. Bringing a doctor lunch week after week, for example, will eventually create a definite conflict of interest and an improper relationship. In fact, the Pew Prescription Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts that promotes consumer safety, reports Big Pharmaceutical spends more than $20 billion annually on marketing drugs. According to a study by Dr. David Grande in the 2010 Jour-

nal of General Internal Medicine, there is one medical sales representative for every five doctors. Further, 94 percent of doctors receive gifts from pharmaceutical companies, yet only 9 percent believe those gifts influence their decision-making. Talk about honesty. The same study showed 37 percent of patients believe their physicians have been impacted by such marketing. Allowing such gifts to continue at HSC, a leading research, teach-

ing and general health care provider, only works to erode patient confidence, perhaps affecting quality of care. Obviously, the move will negatively impact the scores of drug reps that flock to the health care mecca that is Morgantown. But patient care – not free lunches, pens and mugs – should be the most important goal of any health care providing, especially HSC.

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A: The catwalk of the scaffolding snakes its way around the upper floors of Woodburn Hall. B: Woodburn, as seen from University Avenue. C: A worker scales the scaffolding as the shift comes to an end Wednesday.


University had no foresight when planning Woodburn renovations josh peters coLUMNIST

Woodburn Hall is supposed to be the face of West Virginia University. Looking at it now, Woodburn looks like it has been condemned. WVU decided the roof on the iconic centerpiece of its downtown campus needed to be replaced. Since the start of the Fall semester, the building has been surrounded by scaffolding and worked on daily by construction crews. As a graduate student in political science, it is safe to say I have been in Woodburn a few times. Also, I have two sem-

inars that take place directly under the famous clock tower. This past Monday, I had a 9 a.m. class in that room. After stumbling out of bed shortly after eight, I managed to roll into Woodburn a few minutes before class started. As soon as class started, so did the most unpleasant array of sounds. For the next two and a half hours, our small class of 11 was tormented by the incessant pounding of hammers, running of drills and blasting of staple guns. It was so distracting that our professor cut his lecture short for the week. I couldn’t even hear people talking at the other end of a table. As we collectively sat in misery and developed headaches,

it occurred to me this is nonsense and has been handled very poorly. The University has dropped the ball on this project. Logically, it makes no sense why a project that causes such a major distraction was put off until the fall semester started. If the roof needed repaired, it would stand to reason that the best time to do major renovation to an academic hall would be during the summer, when only a fraction of the students are on campus. And unless some quick deterioration of the roof happened during July, the University had an opportunity to deal with this issue in a much more effective manner. Also, for just repairing the roof, three months seems like

an excessively long time to work on the building. In the past, when halls needed updated, the University just closed down the building for a semester or a year until the repairs were complete. In my five years on campus, Brooks Hall, Oglebay Hall, Colson Hall and White Hall have been updated in that way. If Woodburn is in such great need of repair, then the University should have shut the building down while the repairs are done. Academics are the reason we are all here. It should be the cornerstone of everything we do. Obviously repairing a bad roof is a necessary thing to do for the safety of the students and staff, but the way they

have mixed a construction site with academics reeks of being underprepared. So, in the spirit of not just complaining, I will now give two logical solutions to this problem. First, the University could move classes that take place in the third floor of Woodburn to other places until this construction is complete. It seems painfully simple, and the simple plans are always the best ones. However, I know just as much as the next guy that professors don’t like to move, and the political science department would mutiny before that happened. Since the professors are invested to the building and their way of life, there is an

even better solution. Woodburn Hall is not used at all times by WVU. With that information, the logical thing to do would be for the construction workers to just not work during class time. Due to the fact that pretty much every class is during the day, Monday through Friday, there is a large bit of time they can do their work: nights and weekends. I realize there is literally no chance WVU will change what they are doing with this project. But, hopefully in the future they will have the foresight to not allow construction interfere with the learning of the students that pay thousands of dollars a semester to get an education.

In this tight midterm election, voters should send Manchin to DC AJ Warne correspondent

On Nov. 2, I will step into a booth to vote in the midterm elections. I am prepared to make the choice with which I will be faced. Granted, as I imagine few others have done, I have researched the involved candidates, and I know which candidate would be best for the state at this moment. But there is a larger issue to look at here. West Virginians need to make a decision on Tuesday, then get back to business. The last thing the state needs is to


be polarized post-election. Both candidates need to realize this and do all that they can to call off the dogs immediately after the results are released, regardless of the outcome. Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin and Republican John Raese are battling head-tohead in a special election for Robert C. Byrd’s Senate seat. Byrd had previously occupied the seat for more than 50 years. The winner of this election will occupy the Senate seat until 2013. Neither candidate is an incumbent senator. That makes this election a very important one for voters in the First Congressional District of West Virginia. The winner of this election will be an incumbent in the 2012 election, which is shap-

ing up to be a big decision for the U.S. and the various constituencies around the country. There is a chance that West Virginia could send a Republican senator to Capitol Hill for the first time since 1959. Opinion polls all show the race as neck and neck, with some giving a two-point lead to Raese. Of these polls, however, very few voters categorize themselves as “undecided.” The race between Manchin and Raese presents many challenges for voters. On a political scale, Raese is far right of the center, while Manchin is a conservative Democrat with a track record of being pro-business as the governor of West Virginia, which offers a very moderate option to voters. This sets the Democrats up to vote for Manchin, even if

they do not care for his relative proximity to the center of a political scale, because Raese is so conservative. Similarly, very conservative Republicans will vote for Raese because he embodies their ideals. The moderate Republicans, true Moderates, Independents and Libertarians will have the most trouble making decisions. Raese seems to embody many ultra-conservative views on social issues, as well as fiscal issues, while Manchin sits very close to center on these same policies, possibly leaning left on social issues and leaning right on fiscal policy. These voters are all going to fall in between the two candidates and are going to be forced to decide who they sit closer to and who they trust more to make decisions on their behalf

in Washington. The clear choice is Manchin. As a candidate, he is much more likely to make pragmatic decisions based on facts rather than on the party leadership. His track record shows a central policy-making stance and a track record for making decisions that have helped West Virginia. He is a moderate disguised as a Democrat to have a chance in West Virginia politics, where voters like the name Democrat and the values of their more conservative counterparts. With this in mind, the characterization that he will become a puppet for President Barack Obama in Washington is far from logical. Manchin does not exude the same love for social democracy that Congressional Democrats

do and will stay true to his central views once he is elected to the office. On the contrary, electing a radical Republican will not do anything positive for the state in these important times of economic rebuilding, as radicals from either side of the aisle are very unlikely to work well with others to make decisions with the good of the nation in mind. Often, the candidate closest to the aisle should be elected, regardless of which side they come from. The importance in this election will come from electing a leader who will work with all members of Congress to make the best policy decisions for this country. Manchin will certainly do this.




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‘Paranormal Activity 2’ offers better plot, scares “Paranormal Activity 2” had a lot going against it. There was some rightly deserved fear the movie would simply retread the same ground as the original, “Paranormal Activity.” Although the first film failed in providing good scares the whole way through, the second kept the audience on the edge of their seats. What the second film decided to keep from the original is some of the members from the cast. If you’ve seen the original, you may be wondering how this happened. “Paranormal Activity 2” is cleverly timed only days before the first film – allowing Micah (Micah Sloat) and his girlfriend, Katie (Katie Featherston) to be involved. Another improvement is the plot. Instead of Micah growing angrier at the spirits and Katie growing even angrier at him, this film had a little bit more depth. Reflecting more in depth on the family’s history, the ability to relate between character and audience is easier to obtain throughout this film. In the beginning of the film, we meet Dan and Kristi Rey, played by Brian Boland and Sprague Grayden, who are coming home with their newborn son, Hunter. After what looks like a breakin, the family’s suspicions rise and tensions are on edge. After further investigation, nothing has been taken from the home and nothing, other than the immense amount of damage, has been done to the family’s home. Insisting that it must be an act of vandalism, Dan insists on installing cameras throughout the house. These cameras capture all the major areas in the home and later reveal the disturbing truth within the walls. Of course, things only get worse from there. Throughout the movie, there are a lot of “gotcha” scares in which loud thuds, subtle movements and quick-paced scenes get the audience’s hearts racing. With these scenes comes the unexpected build up of suspense – the anticipation of another scare will keep audience members on edge. With the development of the plot, an ending to the film came about that isn’t too predictable. While your mind is struggling to comprehend who is the true antagonist, the fear that the cameras portray of the household is keeping your palms sweating and your heart racing to the very end.


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Culture and nature will collide at Bill Gilbert’s Mixed Media Exhibition in the Bloch Hall of the Creative Arts Center today at 5 p.m. The exhibition will be in the Laura Mesaros Gallery of the Creative Arts Center. Gilbert will discuss our interests and relationships as humans in the environment. He is a professor of art and art history at the University of New Mexico and the cofounder of the new Art & Ecol-

ogy emphasis in studio art. Gilbert’s lecture will cover the semester long field work program of land art at UNM and his work with sculpture and digital video. A piece of art which was locally inspired will also be showcased, titled “Morgantown Mundane.” “It is a view of Morgantown that I think a lot of people will like,” Gilbert said. Gilbert’s technique of “mixed media” will be the genre of presentation for the night, and he said this style is a more effective way of present-

ing art. “Mixed media is more of a modern take on art. Previously, each division of art was distinctive: photography, sculpture and printmaking,” Gilbert said. “Mixed media blends the divisions together like mixing sculpture with video clips.” Gilbert got his motivation to become involved in art during the Vietnam War. “The world was crazy, and I wanted to become more involved in culture,” Gilbert said. The exhibit will feature a collection of pottery, vessels

and tablets. Gilbert’s art uses mainly sculpture and earth tones of red, brown and blue. Each collection of pottery showcases a different version of the earth in different seasons. A collection of vessels with deeper influences, like one inspired by the view of a car window on a rainy day, labeled “hard snowy sleet, wipers on driver side window . . . streaming,” can be found at the exhibit. A collection of tablets will also be featured, including

a piece titled “combcatchmentbrailebyte,” which is embroidered with Braille-like messaging. Gilbert has worked with the Quechua people of Ecuador and has had many exhibitions and written essays about the work of indigenous artists from the U.S. Pueblos; Juan Mata Ortiz, Mexico; and Pastaza, Ecuador. For more information, contact Bob Bridges, curator of the Mesaros Galleries at bob.

How to find a creative, one-of-a-kind costume megan puglisi A&E writEr

The leaves are changing and crisping to the ground, the temperature is dropping, and explosions of Halloween ideas have been jumbling in the minds of female students at West Virginia University. Although men equally partake in the fun holiday festivities, girls tend to forget about the trick-or-treat creativity and are more focused on making their best cliche, sexy costume. This Halloween, put some creative thinking into your costume before following the mainstream sexy cop, sexy nurse and playmate costume fads. This doesn’t mean you need to put a sheet over your head and flaunt down High Street as an old-school ghost, but try to put something together on your own that we all haven’t seen before. Pam Markel, owner of the Illusive Skull Costume Castle located at 9500 Mall Rd. near the Morgantown Mall since its opening in 1998, said she’s impressed with the creative thought put into this year’s costumes. “This year everyone is doing creative, neat ideas,” Markel said. “In the ‘90s everyone dressed up as what they saw on television, but now that is beginning to change.” Of course Lady Gaga has been a hit at the Illusive Skull, which we all saw coming, but it’s relieving to hear that not every adult trick-or-treater is racing to the shelves to purchase an occupational costume missing 80 percent of its fabric. Markel said though these sexy costumes continue to sell, this year people are stepping outside of the box. “Sexy costume packages will always be a popular seller, but more people are being creative this year. Corsets are a huge hit, which are being purchased to wear over blouses to look like a pirate,” Markel said. Costumes at the Illusive Skull Costume Castle range from $45 to $80. Every girl on Halloween night has the potential to look

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A Freddy Krueger mask and sweater costume is on display in the Illusive Skull costume store located at 9500 Mall Rd. unique, and this can be done a lot easier than it seems. Los Angeles native and make-up artist Kandee Johnson has do-it-yourself online videos that teach viewers how to recreate a variety of characters. It’s a super easy and inexpensive way to have a one-ofa-kind costume this year. To view the tutorial videos, visit http://kandeethemakeupartist.blogspot. Meg Ann Workman, senior public relations major, said she prefers to create her own style each Halloween. “I try to be original in every aspect of my closet, especially when dressing for Halloween. I love to make my own costumes,” Workman said. “It’s more exciting to search for the perfect pieces to complete a unique

costume party Friday at Mundy’s Lounge and is rewarding a $500 gift certificate to the most creative costume. “I’m looking for someone who is not wearing the same old costume,” Coombs said. This is an open event located at 669 Madigan Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m. Halloween is only a few days away, and you still have time to brainstorm and come

costume that will have everyone wondering where and how it was made. I would rather thrift for creativity than spend $70 on a 4x4 piece of cheap fabric.” This year, not only could your creativity save you bundles but could give you the chance to win cash. Shannon Coombs, owner of Vance’s Blues located on Walnut Street, is hosting a

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WVU HILLEL offers a Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillel House at 1420 University Ave. For more information or a ride, call 304-685-5195. LUNCH FOR A BUCK takes place at Oct. 30 the Campus Ministry Center on the ZUMBA WITH THE ZOMBIES HAL- corner of Willey and Price streets. For LOWEEN PARTY will be at G’s Fitness more information, call 304-292-4061. from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Costumes are CHABAD AT WVU takes place at welcome, and best costume wins 7 p.m. at 643 Valley View Drive. For a prize. For more information, call more information, visit www.jewish304-292-0154. or call 304-599-1515. CAMPUS LIGHT MINISTRIES hosts Every Thursday a weekly meeting and Bible study at CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 7 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the 12-step program to assist participants Mountainlair. in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the con- Continual ference room of Chestnut Ridge HosMON GENERAL HOSPITAL needs pital. For more information, call Mary volunteers for the information desk, at 304-296-3748. pre-admission testing, hospitalLUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE ity cart, mail delivery and gift shop. COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lu- For more information, call Christina theran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC re- Brown at 304-598-1324. sponds to regional and national disasWELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics ters. No experience is necessary. For such as nutrition, sexual health and more information, e-mail Stephanie at healthy living are provided for or visit ested student groups, organizations or classes by WELL WVU Student WellMUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIA- ness and Health Promotion. For more TION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic information, visit class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela wellness. Room of the Mountainlair. For more WELL WVU STUDENT HEALTH is information, contact Sohail Chaudhry paid for by tuition and fees and is conat 304-906-8183 or schaudhr@mix. fidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets basement of the First Christian Church nightly in the Morgantown and Fairat 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not mont areas. For more information, be held the last Thursday of every call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or month. For more information, visit visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST daily. For help or a schedule, call 304holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 291-7918. For more information, visit p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join others for live music, CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit skits and relevant messages. For more organization serving West Virginians information, e-mail roy.baker@uscm. with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of org or visit food and personal care items and volUNITED METHODIST STUDENT unteers to support all aspects of the MOVEMENt meets at 7 p.m. at the organization’s activities. For more inCampus Ministry Center on the corner formation, call 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING of Price and Willey streets. For more information, e-mail wvumethodist@ SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from cal and Psychiatric Services. A walk9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ridgeview Rac- in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 quet Club. For carpooling, call 304- a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include edu906-4427. New members are always cational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit welcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS to find out more meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, e-mail kross3@mix.wvu. HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily proedu. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE grams and special events. For more TEAM meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at information or to volunteer, contact the Shell Building. No experience is Adrienne Hines at vc_srsh@hotmail. necessary. For more information, con- com or 304-599-5020. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN tact Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanneeds volunteers. WIC provides TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR cation, supplemental foods and imSELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Mul- munizations for pregnant women tipurpose Room A of the Student Rec- and children under 5 years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGA- unteer hours for class requirements. NIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the In- For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304-598-5180 or ternational House on Spruce Street. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is availis hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. able on the first Monday of every in the Shenandoah Room of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mountainlair. to register, e-mail Caritas House office located at 391

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HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, reach into your imagination to find answers and solutions. A new perspective might be necessary and will come through detachment. Often you are your own worst critic. New beginnings become possible if you accept yourself. As a result, you will become a lot nicer to others. If you are single, you meet others with ease. Understand what you want from a relationship first, then decide if you have met the right person. If you are attached, be more sensitive to your sweetie. Try to understand more often where he or she is coming from. Detach and walk in his or her shoes. CANCER opens your mind to different ideas. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Handle a person directly. Soft words go far. You will note that a contentious quality from a partner or associate seems to fall away. A key associate seems to be more willing to make peace. New beginnings become possible. Tonight: Head on home. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH Keep asking questions and try to bottomout an issue. A partner is more willing to discuss his or her feelings. Your instincts are right on target about an emotional issue. Let this person talk as much as he or she needs to. Tonight: Meet friends at a favorite place. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH Curb a need to be possessive and have others agree with you. New beginnings become possible concerning your work. A child or new friend could be on your

case. Be careful with financial agreements. Tonight: Invite a friend to join you for dinner.

ing to drop the word “no” from your vocabulary. Tonight: Let your imagination rock and roll.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH You bloom like you haven’t in a long time. You have unusual energy and direction. Know what you need to do in order to allow greater creativity and flow. Your ingenuity melts into your intellect, creating unusual solutions. Tonight: Whatever makes you happy.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH With the planet of energy and animal magnetism, Mars, moving into your sign, you easily could be described as a pistol, with way too much energy. Zero in on what you need and feel works for you. Others will naturally defer to you. Tonight: Dinner for two.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Keep your own counsel. Right now, moods and feelings run together. Nevertheless, your creativity flourishes. You will actively seek out solutions. A child or new friend suddenly could become demanding. Tonight: Take your time.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Others let you know who is in control (or at least who they think is in control). The smart Goat will defer to the prevailing forces, not choosing to correct them. Take charge of a professional matter that could slide to the wayside. Tonight: A must appearance.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHHH Zero in on what you want while others seem disposed to go along with your requests. You have a nice way of expressing yourself. Your ideas are well received. Remember, your assets aren’t just your finances but also your innate talents. Tonight: Where the action is. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Stay on top of your work, and understand what is necessary to make your life work. What is critical is not to put too much pressure on others. You could be an overly serious taskmaster. Take time to buy a small token of affection. Tonight: Could be late. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH You have a way of detaching and looking past the immediate issue. The less emotional you become, the more likely you are to get what you want. Be will-

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Stay level and direct when dealing with those in your work environment. Your caring ways make a big difference to an older relative or friend. You have a fiery spirit that is difficult to deny. Tonight: Chill and relax in a preferred manner. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH Your creativity mounts, and others respond to your ideas. Although, someone might think that you need to detach to really gain a total perspective. Someone you respect or have to answer to could be unusually demanding. Tonight: Let your hair down. BORN TODAY Actress Julia Roberts (1967), Microsoft wizard Bill Gates (1955), singer Cleo Laine (1927)


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Thursday October 28, 2010

brian kuppelweiser SPORTS WRITER

Under Stew, WVU plays not to lose Throughout sports and in coaching, it is tough not to get caught up in cliches due to the fact they are everywhere. From time to time, these cliches can be exactly that – just cliches. But, in some situations they can describe sports to the tee. Currently, there is no better way to describe head coach Bill Stewart and his coaching staff than a staff that coaches to not lose instead of one that coaches to win. Due to this, the Mountaineers lack a killer instinct of sorts. They lack the instinct to step on the throat of their opponents when they have them near defeat. During Stewart’s tenure, there have been times when he has coached to win, but more often than not, he coaches not to lose. Let’s take a look at a few examples of each.

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Big East Tourney begins today BY brad joyal sports writer

If the West Virginia women’s soccer team is going to advance to the semifinals of the Big East Conference Tournament, it will have to beat Rutgers, who is hosting the Big East Championship in Piscataway, N.J. In the quarterfinals of last season’s tournament, the Mountaineers beat Rutgers

1-0. The Mountaineers have been riding a program-best nine-game conference winning streak to finish the regular season with a 13-4-1 record. The Mountaineers claimed the No. 2 seed in the American Division, which earned the team a bye and a much-needed week off before Sunday’s opening game. “We put ourselves in a great position,” said senior goal-

keeper Kerri Butler. “It’s definitely a great thing. We have so many girls battling with injuries, and it’ll help them to have a week of rest.” The tournament starts today, with No. 4 seed in the National Division, DePaul (108), hosting the No. 5 seed in the American Division, Pittsburgh (7-10-2). The second game of the day is between

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West Virginia women’s soccer forward Frances Silva boots the ball past two Georgetown defenders during a game earlier this season at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

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WVU earns first-round Big East home game

Fiesta Bowl, 2008 Part of this was the emotion that the team was carrying at the time because of the departure of former head coach Rich Rodriguez, but WVU wanted that game more than Oklahoma. The Mountaineers came out with reckless abandon, and Stewart was one of the key cogs to this as seen by his famous “Leave No Doubt” speech. Backyard Brawl, 2009 Pittsburgh came into the game ranked No. 9 in the country, and Stewart was still looking for his first signature win as some would say. The game, which could be best described as the “Backyard Crawl” in the first half, had little to no offensive energy. Stewart, though, tried to breathe some life into his team as he twice went for it on fourth down in Panther territory, instead of taking the conservative route in kicking field goals. Neither gamble paid off, but it was clear that WVU wanted to bury any chance Pitt had early in the game, and it also showed the trust that Stewart had in his defense. Stewart’s last gamble on fourth down paid off, as it helped pave the way for the Mountaineers’ game-winning field goal as time expired. Cincinnati game, 2009 WVU came into the game as the underdogs that were looking to pull the upset over the undefeated Bearcats, and they had chances to do exactly that. Despite injuries to both quarterback Jarrett Brown and running back Noel Devine, the Mountaineers found themselves at the Bearcat 25-yard line with third-down and nine staring at them. With the scoreboard showing 21-14, WVU ran the ball and gained just one yard to set up fourth and eight. Again, though, the offense became very vanilla and conservative as they attempted a pass, which fell incomplete. The offense lacked any variety on the night, and the staff did not have a contingency plan in the case of a Devine injury. Fourth down situations in 2010 losses In both losses this season, WVU had crucial fourth-down plays that defined the game. Against LSU, the Mountaineers found themselves with their backs against the wall at their own eight-yard line and down by six points. They had one timeout left, and just a hair over three minutes remained on the clock. Instead of taking the chance of going for it, West Virginia punted to give the ball to LSU. The Tigers simply ran the ball for a first down to milk the clock, just as they had done all night. In the loss to Syracuse, the Mountaineers found themselves with a fourth-and-one at the Orange’s 44-yard line. The offens e lacked


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West Virginia defender Raymon Gaddis and Marquette’s Paul Dillon and Paul Monsen chase after a loose ball during the Mountaineers’ 3-0 victory Wednesday at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Tayou’s two goals lead Home field comes up big again for WVU Mountaineers over MU by Michael Carvelli Sports Writer

By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer

The West Virginia men’s soccer team had one goal in mind Wednesday – clinch a first-round home game in the Big East Conference Tournament. In order to do so, the Mountaineers would need to defeat Marquette at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Thanks to a stretch that saw WVU score two goals in just over two minutes, that objective was completed as the Mountaineers came away victorious against the Golden Eagles, 3-0. “It was a workman-like performance,” said WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “It took us a while to break them down.” It did not take long for action to begin in the game as WVU defenseman Eric Schoenle of the Mountaineers went down with what appeared to be a right ankle injury at the 44 second mark. “We didn’t really panic when he went out, because we have played without him before,” said WVU forward Shadow Sebele. “He is really big presence on our backline, but we had to make some adjustments. We had guys that came in and responded well in place of him.” It was only the second time in Schoenle’s two-year career that he missed time in a game. The other came when he sat out a match due to a red card. After the resumption of play, the action was back and forth, but neither team gener-

ated much offensively. WVU directed a meager two shots at Marquette goalkeeper David Check, while West Virginia goalkeeper Zach Johnson turned away just one shot in the first half. The second stanza of play began much like the first half ended as both teams played a back-and-forth game that saw little offensive output. With a little more than 21 minutes remaining in the second half, WVU’s offense finally broke out. Forward Franck Tayou opened the scoring as he found the back of the net for his fifth goal of the season as Dan Hagey and Travis Pittman was credited with assists. Sebele, who placed a rocket past the goalkeeper in the top left side of the net, scored the Mountaineers’ second goal with 19:27 remaining in the game. It was Sebele’s fourth goal of the season. He now leads the team with a total of 14 points. WVU’s third and final score came with 10:57 remaining as Tayou tallied his second goal of the contest when he collected a rebound from his brother Uzi Tayou. It was the first time in Franck’s career that he scored two goals, and he now leads the team this season with six goals. “I have got to stay humble, because there are plenty more games to come,” Tayou said. “My confidence is going up, and I hope to score plenty more goals.”

The West Virginia men’s soccer team would be the first to admit it plays better at home. Wednesday’s match against Marquette could be used as a prime example. WVU topped Marquette 3-0 in the team’s regular season finale at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The win improves the team’s home record to 8-1 this season, compared to a 1-4-2 mark away from Morgantown. That elevated level of play on its home turf will get its chance to come into play in the postseason, however, as the Mountaineers continue their journey toward making the NCAA Tournament. The win over the Golden Eagles guaranteed the Mountaineers at

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West Virginia’s Nick Claudio battles with two Marquette players for a ball Wednesday.



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Pitt favored again to win conference By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer

P i tt sbu rg h’s s e a s o n opening 27-24 loss at Utah made many look foolish as media members and coaches across the country picked the Panthers to win the Big East Conference. With two league games under its belt, Pitt is proving its worth and getting back on track with a 2-0 Big East record. “I look back on it and the only people that were really talking about that was the media,” said Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt of the preseason hype. “We had some high profile people at key positions. The message sent in here was that we had the least returning starters of any team in the Big East entering the season.” Wannstedt said he and his team realized there was talent, but called the start of the season “a work in progress.” Progression has surely been made as the Panthers have steamrolled over their first two conference opponents blowing out Syracuse 44-14 and most recently beating Rutgers 41-21 on Oct. 23. Wannstedt was disappointed with the team’s sloppy first-half play against the Scarlet Knights, but said it “cleaned up” in the second half. The Panthers outscored the Scarlet Knights 27-7 in the final two quarters of play. Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri connected with Jonathon Baldwin for a 46-yard second-half touchdown that sealed the deal for the Panthers. The tandem has struggled in hooking up with deep passes all year, but that all

KUPPELWEISER Continued from page 9

momentum, and the crowd was out of it. WVU punted the ball instead of using reliable shortyardage back Ryan Clarke to

changed Saturday. Baldwin caught four more passes and ended the game with a season high 139 receiving yards. “We’ve been obviously trying to make that connection all year,” Wannstedt said. “You can call plays; you can have them drawn up. Most of the time the defense dictates whether that play…has a chance to be successful. “A lot of times we’ve had some opportunities, but for whatever reason we weren’t precise.” Sunseri had one of the best games of his career. The redshirt sophomore went 21-for-27 with three touchdown throws and totaled 307 yards through the air. Perhaps the biggest distress from the Panthers offense prior to Saturday was the lackluster play of reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Year Dion Lewis. Held to just 284 yards rushing in the previous five games, Lewis broke out for 130 yards against Rutgers. “We perfected the technique at positions more than we were a month and a half or two months ago,”Wannstedt said. The Panthers’ sixth year coach won’t take the surging conference start for granted. He feels there are five teams that can legitimately vie for the conference crown. “The conference race is really going to come down to the last game of the season,” Wannstedt said. “It has the past couple of years, and I really don’t think it’ll be different this year.” Pittsburgh plays host to Louisville Saturday at noon before traveling to Louisville and South Florida after a bye week.

get the first down. So, there you see it, just two clear examples of playing to win, and both culminated in big-time victories. The bad examples far outweigh the good, and it proves that there needs to be changes to this program’s attitude if it is

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Continued from page 9 No. 5 in the National Division, Louisville (10-8), at No. 4 in the American Division, Connecticut (8-8-3). If the Mountaineers are able to beat Rutgers for the second-straight time in Big East postseason play, they will play the winner of the Notre Dame game. The bye has given the team the opportunity to prepare and rest, and it knows the physicality the Big East brings. “The Big East is a huge conference and very physical conference,” said defender

to return to the top tier of college football. Whether or not the changes can be made with Stewart at the helm will remain to be seen as the rest of this season plays out.

Continued from page 9

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The West Virginia men’s soccer team celebrates its 3-0 victory over Marquette Wednesday. student section have my unwavering gratitude,” LeBlanc said. “I just wish that more people were here to see this very, very good soccer team.” There were 793 fans in attendance Wednesday – the second lowest number this season. The team has averaged 1,149 fans at home this season. “We’ve proven that this place is a very difficult place to come

quarterfinals sunday at campus sites No. 1 American: marquette


least one home game in the Big East Conference Tournament, which begins Nov. 3. Perhaps there was no player more important to Wednesday’s win than junior Franck Tayou, who scored two second-half goals to lead the Mountaineers. “It’s huge,” Tayou said of home field advantage. “We all knew that, and that’s why we came out the second half with more energy and more urgency.” West Virginia had already clinched its spot in the Big East Tournament, which is awarded to the top 12 teams in the league. The top four teams in the league earn a first-round bye, while the schools that finish fifth through eighth in the league standings host games in first-round. WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc has preached throughout the season about the importance of playing – and winning – games at home, mostly because of the advantage that having all of the Mountaineer fans in attendance. The coach said that while he likes the support, he’d like to see attendance rise in the team’s first-round game next Wednesday. “That group of guys and girls who come and sit right in that


and get a result,” LeBlanc said. “We’ve got a die-hard group of people who come out and support the team. “If our fans come and we can take what those guys do and what our community does and triple it, every coach will fear coming here because it’s so difficult to get a result at West Virginia.”

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Drea Barklage. “We’re not the biggest team out there, but we’re scrappy, and we’ll do whatever we need to do to get the ball.” The Mountaineers have experienced the physical play of the conference as of late. In the final game of the season against Providence, there were four yellow cards handed out in the 2-1 West Virginia victory. Injuries resulting in the competitive physical play of the Big East is something the team has come to expect, and Barklage said it was important for the team to get the bye for some rest before the postseason.

“We’re all beat up,” Barklage said. “A couple of us in the back line are in boots. We have a very tough conference, but this is our time to rest, and then we’ll get back at it Sunday.” The recent success of West Virginia has been recognized by the rest of the nation, as the team moved up to No. 18 in the Soccer America poll heading into the postseason. The team’s RPI improved to No. 20. There are two other Big East schools in the national rankings, both number one seeds as Notre Dame and Marquette are ranked third and 13th, respectively. Notre Dame’s RPI

of five is the highest among Big East schools, while Marquette sits at 10 in the RPI. Head coach Nikki IzzoBrown was happy with the way the team finished the regular season, but now she is focused on the team achieving its goal of winning the Big East Championship. “Going into preseason, you never know what team you’re going to have,” IzzoBrown said. “The girls have executed. It’s a hard-working team that wants to win. This week is a great week off. Now is the most important part of our season: the postseason.”

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Thursday October 28, 2010

The DA 10-28-2010  

The October 28 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

The DA 10-28-2010  

The October 28 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper