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TKE under investigation for hazing Nationals chapter reviews after anonymous call BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR

The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at West Virginia University is under investigation by its national chapter after an anonymous call was made about its members to an anti-

hazing hotline. The call was made Monday to the Greek Anti-Hazing Hotline about an alleged hazing incident that occurred within a TKE residence Sunday night, said Tom McAninch, director of communication for TKE’s national chapter. McAninch said he did not know the details of the anonymous call but could confirm members of the national chapter were coming to Morgantown to investigate it. “We’ve already been in

contact with the University, and they are aware of us coming onto campus,” he said. “We will be getting together following our internal investigation and to see if any action needs to be warranted. As in court cases, everyone is innocent until evidence is proven otherwise.” Calls to the hotline are rare, but all are taken seriously and investigated, McAninch said. All fraternities belonging to the North-American Interfraternity Conference are re-

quired to maintain an antihazing hotline. The results of the investigation would most likely be concluded by Friday, he said. Ron Justice, director of Student Organization Services, said the investigation is up to the national chapter, and the fraternity has not been put on moratorium, which is a ban from any activities. Will Carswell, president of WVU’s TKE chapter, refused

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Student group raises issue with SGA resolution


Interns take place of governors during meeting BY CHARLES YOUNG STAFF WRITER


Senior bio-chemistry major, Sam Umbaugh, left, and sophomore psychology major, Madalyn Fizer, center, help WVU students light their candles for the AIDS Awareness candle-light vigil walk.

Vigil, walk spreads World AIDS day awareness by sarah o’rourke staff writer

World AIDS Day was recognized in Morgantown with a candlelight vigil Wednesday night. The candlelight vigil was sponsored by the Caritas House to remember those who have lost their lives to HIV and AID, as well as for those currently still battling the disease. The Caritas House is a member of the West Virginia Coalition for People with HIV or AIDS. Caritas House assists people in 25 counties in northern West Virginia affected by HIV or AIDS. West Virginia University Student Organizations and

students participated in the walk. The vigil began outside the Mountainlair. Participants walked to the Monongalia County Court House square where a memorial service was held. This is the sixth year for the candlelight memorial walk, said Sharon Wood, executive director of the Caritas House, who organized the night’s events. “HIV and AIDS have been around now for about 30 years, and we tend to forget about things and not pay attention unless it affects us personally,” Wood said. “Even though great strides

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Students can cook up dishes from around the world for the holidays with West Virginia University’s International Student Organization’s cookbook. This is the first year for the cookbook that will share some of the members’ favorite food recipes. “A World of Food” will feature 70 recipes divided into sections like Southeast Asia, the Silk Road, the Red Sea, the Pacific Rim, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Europe,” said Gary Laruta,

International Student Organization president. He said 50 people contributed to the cookbook, and nearly 100 recipes were collected from the students initially. “We are using a lot of the recipes that were used for these events, and we just put them all together,” Laruta said. “It took about a year to put together, so it’s a pretty significant amount of recipes in the cookbook.” Laruta said the cookbook took a year to complete because the book needed to be designed, and they needed to give ample time for inter-

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Criminology professor selected as West Virginia Professor of the Year BY LYDIA NUZUM correspondent


Students walk with candles along University Avenue in front of the Mountainlair in observance of AIDS Awareness Day.

Cookbook created to raise international awareness by jessica leppar

Members of the Student Sierra Coalition voiced their disapproval of a resolution drafted by the Student Government Association Wednesday night because it was too ambiguous and lacked commitment. The resolution was SGA’s purposed endorsement of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which is being sponsored by WVU’s SSC. The presidents’ Climate Commitment, which has already been endorsed by 12 other student organizations, is a commitment by the University to work toward carbon neutrality. The resolution of the commitment, which was drafted primarily by Gov. Olivia Audia, called for all campus buildings to be remodeled to meet US Green Building Council’s LEED rating standards and encouraged the

purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products. Members of the Student Sierra Coalition voiced their concern that the resolution was extremely ambiguous and lacked any real commitment toward the group’s goals. Audia said the resolution was written to reflect realistic goals that she felt could be accomplished within the next two years. Due to the disagreement, the issue was tabled pending further review and revisions. Gov. Jason Bailey purposed setting up a meeting between members of SGA and the SSC so that the two groups could work together in redrafting the resolution. Miranda Miller, president of WVU’s SSC, said she felt good about the resolution being tabled for more review. “There wasn’t enough time for the Sierra Student Coalition to give additional feedback on the resolution, and we’re excited to do more work on it.” Miller said her group did not receive the resolution for review until the night before the meeting.

national students to submit recipes. Black-eye pea and spinach salad, an Egyptian dish, Djibouti lentils and Gado-gado, a recipe from Malaysia, are a few of the dishes from the cookbook. “The idea came from previous (ISO) officers in 2009 as a way to represent diversity through food,” Laruta said. ISO holds an annual international dinner with varying countries represented each February. The dinner serves cuisine from different parts of the world, and some of the recipes in the cookbook came from dishes served at these

dinners, he said. The cookbook also includes a list of areas to find the specific ingredients necessary for international dishes, he said. Some of the dishes have American ingredients, like Gado-gado, which requires chunky peanut butter to make a spicy peanut sauce to mix with vegetables. Laruta said there are more than 1,000 ISO members but only those who participate regularly in events are part of the count. All international students are considered members of ISO.

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James Nolan, an assistant professor in the Division of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University, was selected as West Virginia’s Professor of the Year on Nov. 18. The 18th WVU professor to be honored with this distinction since the establishment of the award nearly 30 years ago, Nolan is a favorite among staff and students, said Joan Gorham, associate dean of the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences and the person responsible for nominating Nolan. She described him as a “genuine, passionate and engaging” person. “His method of teaching is perfectly centered,” Gorham said. Before completing his doctoral degree and starting a career full-time teaching in 2000 at the age of 43, Nolan was a police officer, working as a detective in the drug, organized crime and vice division of Wilmington, Del. “I saw that teaching and learning are very much a part of the same process, one that has the ability to change the

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consciousness of many people for the better,” Nolan said. His experiences in police work are reflected in his courses, including his capstone class, “Inside Out: Exploring Issues of Crime and Justice from Behind West Virginia Prison Walls.” The class allows students a firsthand view of the social justice system from within our state prisons.

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RUTGERS UP NEXT FOR WVU The West Virginia football team takes on Rutgers, which has lost five straight games heading into Saturday’s contest with the Mountaineers. SPORTS PAGE 8


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Continued from page 1 have been made in treatment, we still do not have a cure or a vaccination that will prevent the spread of HIV or AIDS, so it’s still a very serious community threat.� A moment of silence was dedicated to those who passed away because of HIV or AIDS during the memorial. “We do that by providing rental or mortgage assistance, utilities assistance, transportation, food vouchers and a food pantry that provides food and cleaning supplies,� Wood said. “We do a lot of referrals and advocacy work as well as education to the community.� Jennifer Keegan, a senior multidisciplinary studies major, helped organize the walk for her senior capstone project. “Our goal was to just get the word out about HIV and AIDS,� she said. “For me, I want to get people more aware and educated and have them be safer.� Keegan said the numbers of AIDS and HIV are still growing, and it is important to raise awareness because the viruses are easy to stop if proper protection is used. Sam Umbaugh, president of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Mountaineers


Continued from page 1 to comment. This is the second report of an alleged hazing on campus since November. Earlier this week, the University launched an investigation into an alleged hazing at the Phi Sigma Kappa house. According to police reports, University Police Department officers entered the fraternity house, located at 672 North High St., at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 after hearing music and seeing an open door. There they found pledges blindfolded and covered in food. The investigation into the alleged hazing at the Phi Sigma Kappa house will most likely be concluded

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He said 200 copies of the spiral bound book are being printed. “A World of Food� will be available for pre-order until Dec. 10. The cost is $8, said Esteban Espinoza, member of ISO. The cookbook will cost

at WVU, said it is important to have these type of awareness events because there are so many people in the world who are affected by HIV and AIDS, but there is still no cure. Umbaugh said BiGLTM partners with the candlelight vigil walk every year. Madalyn Fizer, a member of BiGLTM, also participated in the walk Wednesday night. “I feel like this is a good thing to come to because a lot of the time we forget how good we have it,� she said. “By doing things like this, we can remember there are a lot of people a lot worse off, and we can help out.� Wood said it is very important for students to get tested for HIV. “Students are young. Many times they engage in risky behavior and let their guard down,� Wood said. “I don’t think they realize the importance of having a safe, secure relationship when it comes to sexual relationships. It is a lifetime diagnosis.� Students can get tested at WELL WVU Student Health. Rapid testing is available at the Caritas House every first Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can also call the Caritas House and make arrangements to receive a test.

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The meeting was also an opportunity for SGA’s interns to experience the inner workings of the BOG first hand by filling in for their counterparts during a mock meeting. The governors sat in the gallery and observed while their interns took their seats and cast

mock votes. The governors recorded their official votes on paper ballots, which were turned in and tabulated after the meeting’s conclusion. The interns were schooled in SGA’s procedures and what to expect from the meeting during an informal information session given by Vice President Ron Cheng and Gov. Megan Callaghan.


to West Virginia University, and to the teaching profession,� said Continued from page 1 Rudolph Almasy, interim dean of the Eberly College. “He is an extraordinary asset Nolan attributes his success

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“Tonight’s meeting was very educational and gave us insight into actual student government. It gave us an idea of how things would be if we were to run for SGA ourselves,� said Isabelle Shepherd, intern for Audia. The interns, along with their governors, voted to table Gov. Joe Harmon’s proposed resolution to lower campuswide parking fines until next

semester. Also during the meeting, Gov. Omar Wazir and Gov. Aman McWilliams were sworn in as the newest members of the Board of Governors. They will formally introduce themselves and their platforms during the next meeting. SGA voted to hold a meeting during dead week.

to the support of colleagues, that lead to visible changes, staff and students, and says that and letting others own those his “greatest satisfaction has changes.� been seeing people move ward, facilitating interactions

Martin, Chitwood halls to be lit today in ceremony The annual Woodburn Lighting ceremony will be held tonight at 7 in Woodburn Circle. Martin and Chit-

wood Halls will have lit elecThe Department of The- reception will be held in the tric candles in the windows atre and Dance has produced Mountainlair. due to the construction on a light and music show for the Woodburn Hall. event. Afterward, a hot cocoa — eaf



early next week, Justice said. Hazing is, as defined by the West Virginia State Code, “to cause any action which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of another person or persons or causes another person or persons to destroy or remove public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into any organization ... operating under the sanction of or recognized as an organization by an institution of higher education.� The term includes, but is not limited to, “any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding ... forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity.�

$10 after Dec. 10 and will be sold until all the cookbooks are gone, said Laruta. A tentative pick-up date for the cookbooks has been set Dec. 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mountainlair, he said. The ISO booth is located in the Mountainlair today between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

People try to keep dry from the strong rain and winds as they wait for a bus on Academy Street in Jersey City, N.J., outside of the Hudson County Plaza building on Wednesday.


Storm brings strong winds, rain NEW YORK (AP) — A potent storm system that spawned tornadoes in the South reached the Northeast on Wednesday, where it knocked out power to thousands, closed the Statue of Liberty and delayed flights for hours. At least three people were killed. Sandbags were handed out in Washington, D.C., to protect homes from flooding. Thousands were without electricity in the mid-Atlantic region and New York, and some schools delayed openings. The storms had moved into New England by early evening. In Connecticut, the storm toppled trees and flooded streets near the shore. More than 20,000 customers lost power, according to Connect-

icut Light & Power. Truck driver John Helwig, 59, said it was so windy as he passed through Bridgeport that traffic was only moving 40-50 mph on the open highway. “It was pretty bad; the truck’s rocking back and forth,� he said at a gas station in Milford. In New York, gusts of winds that snapped a huge, lighted Christmas tree at the South Street Seaport also prompted the closure of the Statue of Liberty. Flight delays of up to five hours were reported at LaGuardia Airport. Commuter rail service between Newark, N.J., and New York City was briefly suspended due to overhead wire damage, New Jersey Transit

said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the storm was responsible for the damage. The rain was causing some discomfort in the city, where broken umbrellas peeked out from trash cans and many pedestrians were soaked. “I’m about 45 percent drenched,� said Charles Hendricks, 33, passing out fliers in front of a Manhattan store. “My arms, my legs, my hat. But I still prefer a wet day over a cold day, especially in December.� In New Jersey, a man was killed and his wife injured when a tree toppled and struck their car, West Milford police said. Thousands in New Jersey were without power, as well

as in upstate New York, where blowing snow caused treacherous driving conditions. Hundreds of miles to the south, residents in Buford, Ga., were cleaning up after a tornado with winds as high as 130 mph whipped through Tuesday, damaging more than 50 homes, the National Weather Service said. No injuries were reported there. As the storm hit, Tami O’Connor walked into her living room to tell her two children to go to the basement, and the room imploded, she said. No one was hurt, and though half of the room was sucked into her backyard, some of it was left intact. “The baby Jesus is still on the mantel,� she said.

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tensive underground works that present particular challenges to maintain,â&#x20AC;? the company said. The U.S. Department of Labor portrayed the Pike County, Ky., operation as a disaster waiting to happen in a lawsuit filed Nov. 3. The unprecedented legal action is the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first attempt to obtain a court order closing a mine for repeated safety violations. Separately, the Labor Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mine Safety and Health Administration warned Freedom on Nov. 19 to improve its safety performance or face stricter enforcement. The mine was one of 13 in seven states to receive the warning. MSHA said the court case will continue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will continue to seek a court order to ensure that miners who continue to work in any capacity at Freedom are safe,â&#x20AC;? spokeswoman Amy Louviere said. The Daily Athenaeum USPS 141-980, is published daily fall and spring school terms on Monday thru Friday mornings and weekly on Wednesday during the summer terms, except school holidays and scheduled examination periods by the West Virginia University Committee for Student Publications at 284 Prospect St., Morgantown, WV, 26506 Second class postage is paid at Morgantown, WV 26506. Annual subscription price is $20.00 per semester out-of-state. Students are charged an annual fee of $20.00 for The Daily Athenaeum. Postmaster: Please send address changes, from 3579, to The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University, PO Box 6427, Morgantown, WV 26506-6427. Alan R. Waters is general manager. Editors are responsible for all news policies. Opinions expressed herein are not purported to be those of the student body, faculty, University or its Higher Education Governing Board. Views expressed in columns, cartoons and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Athenaeum. Business office telephone is 304/ 293-4141 Editorial office telephone is 304/ 293-5092.

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National ‘Mamma Mia!’ tour comes to WVU by mackenzie mays


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“Mamma Mia!,” a feel-good musical about life, love and friendship, will debut at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Dec. 7. The storyline of the production is based on songs by Swedish ’70s pop band ABBA. The group’s hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance On Me” have been adapted into musical numbers to create the story of Sophie, a 20-year-old determined to find her father so he can walk her down the aisle at her upcoming wedding. Set on the Greek island of Calicos, the plot focuses on Sophie’s discovery of her mother’s diary, which leads to three possible fathers. When Sophie invites each possible dad to her wedding, things get hectic, as her mother rekindles past love and finds new friendships as the mystery of who Sophie’s real father unfolds. Singer and actress Kaye Tuckerman stars as Sophie’s mother and former star of girl group Donna and the Dynamos and she said the character encompasses the fun vibe of the production as a whole.

For a chance to win tickets to see the show and win merchandise from the show, stop by the WVU Arts & Entertainment table outside Hatfield’s Thursday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Friday (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).


The North American touring cast of ‘Mama Mia!’ performs. The show comes to West Virginia University Dec. 7. “Donna is an incredible free spirit. She’s this independent, feminist earth mother, but most importantly, she’s a fighter for what she believes in,” Tuckerman said. “She runs away from traditionalism and it all turns around and bites her in the

bum, which makes for a great conflict when this secret world starts to unravel.” Tuckerman said, as a music lover who grew up listening to ABBA in her home of Sydney, Australia, the role in the play has been particularly special to her.

“I was a little kid when ABBA was a mega-band, and its number one hit in Australia was actually ‘Mamma Mia!’ so it’s been a lot of fun to revisit it all,” Tuckerman said. “As an adult, it’s great to realize how clever they are as musicians and lyricists, and it’s in-

credible a storyline has been created from these melodies and harmonies.” Tuckerman said though the play is playful and upbeat, she believes there are underlying themes that serve a deeper purpose. “It’s a great notion for peo-

ple who are free spirits and are forced to face their demons,” Tuckerman said. “It makes you realize when you’re dealt with difficult cards, they’re only difficult if you choose to see them that way. Just go for it and take it on as the crazy journey it is.” “Mamma Mia!” will show at the CAC through Dec. 9. Each showing begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $57 depending on seat location. All student tickets are $30. For more information, see “I think everyone can relate to all of the characters in the play for different reasons, especially mothers and daughters,” Tuckerman said. “It’s just really fun and reminds you of how important family and friends are.”

Morgantown to have a ‘Tuna Christmas’ by ashlie walter A&E writer

The band It’s Birds pose for a photo. The band will bid


It’s Birds bids farewell at 123 BY JAKE POTTS A&E WRITER

123 Pleasant St. will host the final performance of local indie rock band It’s Birds Friday night. It’s Birds is made up of members all over West Virginia and Ohio, but it claims Morgantown to be its musical home. Members Andrew Slater, George Zatezalo and Jason Birch are residents of West Virginia, and guitarist/vocalist Brian Spragg is from St. Clairsville, Ohio. Owner of 123, LJ Giuliani, said he appreciates the good crowd the band brings in. “As the popularity of this band grew, the turnouts for its show grew as well,” Giuliani said. “It’s really awesome to see its fanbase grow that fast.”

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It’s Birds will be accompanied by FOX Japan, a band the members of It’s Birds has been fond of performing with for years. “We love to mix up the sets that perform for our audiences,” Giuliani. “Sometimes we’ll have a band with local bands or a band with one local band and one out-of-town band. It’s great to expose everyone to different types of music.” After years of performing, It’s Birds has decided to call it quits and wants to leave on a good note. Performing at a venue that “feels like home,” the members of It’s Birds have entertained the local music scene for years. “Choosing 123 Pleasant St. was a no-brainer. There are very few places in Morgan-

town with that good of sound system, sound guys, bartenders and drink selection,” Spragg said. “At this point, it just gets a bit difficult for the guys to keep everything going,” Giuliani said. “The guys live in different towns, so music arrangements can be pretty stressful.” “Lately we all have a lot going on,” Spragg added. “I’m in other bands, some of the other guys are in different bands. Jason is a band director for a high school near Pittsburgh.” Hammer No More the Fingers from Durham, N.C., will also perform. The bands will perform at 10 p.m. A cover charge of $5 is required for admittance.

M.T. Pockets Theatre will be presenting a holiday comedy titled “A Tuna Christmas.” “A Tuna Christmas” is a sequel to the much loved play, “Greater Tuna.” The follow-up focuses on radio station hosts Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie as they report on the trouble happening 24 hours before Christmas in Tuna, Texas. Someone is stealing yard decorations, putting the town’s annual Christmas yard display contest in disorder. Meanwhile, a local production of “A Christmas Carol” is put in crisis by horrible actors and a greedy electric company. Tuna is described as a town where the “Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.” Patrick Cole, director and actor for “A Tuna Christmas,” describes the play as characterbased with the plot just being “sugar.” The play is Broadway-based and written to have only two actors but with more than 20 roles. Cole’s roles range from an 11-year-old boy to a 90-year-old woman. Cole also said the play is family friendly and lots of fun. Cole received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University and worked in many WVU plays such as “A Winter’s Tale,” “Bus Stop,” and “The Idiots of Karamazov.” Cole also lent his talents for the West Virginia Public Theatre for a few of their plays. He frequently directs and stars in the plays at M.T. Pockets Theatre. The other half to this play is Hannah Barnes. Barnes graduated from WVU with a de-


A scene from a production of ‘Tuna Christmas.’ gree in acting. She now teaches drama and speech at Morgantown High School. Barnes said the two actors with many roles aspect of the play “adds to the insanity of the story and the characters.” Barnes said this is her first time at this type of play, but Cole is a veteran to this situation since he was in the prequel to “A Tuna Christmas,” “Greater Tuna.” Barnes also commented that this is a family-friendly play that could be considered PG.

“I definitely encouraged my students to come,” said Barnes. The play is featured Dec. 2 through Dec. 4 and Dec. 9 through Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Tanner Theatre located in the Monongalia Arts Center. Ticket prices are $13 general admission, $11 seniors and $8 students. Tickets are available at the MAC and at Slight Indulgence in Suncrest. Tickets may also be purchased online at

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Now is the time to end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ It is perhaps one of the biggest injustices in America. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – the policy that prohibits openly gay and lesbian men and women from serving in the United States military – is hypocrisy in its greatest form. For all that the military stands for – the defense of freedom and liberty – it is strange that so many soldiers willing to give their lives are not allowed to be free to be themselves. Thankfully, it is a policy that appears to no longer be necessary.

According to a newly released review by the Department of Defense, 70 percent of military members have no issue with its removal – a welcome sign amid unfounded concerns by politicians. The number comes after a nine-month study by the government to see if repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would have any negative consequences. Congress should see this report as validation that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” should be scrapped. The military – the very peo-

ple it will affect – also appears to have a higher acceptance rate of the policy change than the general population, with 58 percent of Americans voting for its end according to a Quinnipiac Poll. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said its removal “... can be done, and should be done, without posing a serious risk to military readiness.” President Barack Obama has urged Congress to end the practice by year’s end. The staff of The Daily Athenaeum welcome such a move. Out of 115,000 active military

members, only 30 percent objected to its end, with comments ranging from genuine concerns of troop safety to outlandish and homophobic remarks. Politicians opposed to its end have long cited poor excuses, such as troop morale and an unease among soldiers who wouldn’t be able to cooperate knowing someone’s sexual orientation. Such excuses are vitriolic and pathetic, detrimental to the image of the soldiers and also to their honor. The bravery they display on

a daily basis for the benefit of the country does not depend on race, gender or sexuality. Soldiers serve because they care about the continued freedoms of the country they represent and the ideals they believe in. The practice of denying anyone the right to be him- or herself who is brave enough to put on the uniform is not only unpatriotic, but it flies against the very freedoms soldiers are sent to protect.

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In this photo illustration, a ‘WikiLeaks’ graphic is displayed on a laptop in a cafe on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

‘WikiLeaks’ provides invaluable service in our Orwellian world tomas engle columnist

Last Sunday started the trickle of “WikiLeaks” largest “info dump” to date. Headed by spokesperson and editorin-chief Julian Assange, the website’s goal of open information is noble and should be applauded by all, especially by those in the media. Since Sunday, the leaks from the current treasure trove of 251,287 U.S. State Department diplomatic cables have been slow but steady and should be the political equivalent of TMZ for the next 3 months to 6 months. The details on these revelations have been leaked to “WikiLeaks’” favored publica-

tions, most notably the United Kingdom’s “The Guardian.” They can be read there or online at, where the raw documents have been uploaded. While the State Department intrigues are tantalizing, the real story is the reaction to the leaks by those in government. The outrage shown by those who wish to go over our lives with a fine-toothed comb are crying murder when exposed to a small dose of their own medicine. It is as hilarious and pathetic. The cries of murder are real, though, as it is one of the most common slurs made against Assange’s outfit. The “blood on their hands” meme is a tired one. “WikiLeaks” has proven before they are careful to protect the innocent in these leaks through redactions of names, because any number of them

could be their sources. What’s even more amusing is that the cries of “blood on their hands” are coming from people who actually have blood on their hands, because they are the same bozos in Congress who got our country involved in two bloody wars and occupations. The temper tantrum coming from the halls of power is getting worse. Many have moved from the previous slur, to calling Assange a spy and a terrorist (with some even calling for his execution). New York Representative Peter King has led the charge as he is bound to be the new Chairman of the “Fatherland” – I mean Homeland Security Committee – in the new Congress. Recently on NBC’s “Today,” Rep. King said “WikiLeaks” is a “terrorist organization” and is calling on Attorney Gen-

eral Eric Holder to prosecute “WikiLeaks” and its founder as such under the Espionage Act. Senators Claire McCaskill (DMO) and Lindsey Graham (RSC) have also joined in the chorus against “WikiLeaks.” Like clockwork, the former “Governors-Gone-Wild” tag team of Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee have now come out and set the bar for breathtakingly stupid and tyrannical remarks. Palin is quoted from her Facebook as saying Assange should be “hunted down like Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders,” while Huckabee is quoted as saying “whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty.” Nothing says we are not control freaks who hate transparency less than comparing

whistleblowers to Osama bin Laden and calling for their deaths. Funny how just over a year ago these same people were demonizing Iran for doing the same thing: intimidating muckraking journalists with death threats. Yesterday news broke that Interpol, the world’s largest international police force, had issued an arrest warrant for Assange in connection with a rape accusation in Sweden. The charges are laughably “Kobe Bryant-esque” and have only hearsay as evidence. The fact that Interpol (an organization usually tasked with taking down drug kingpins and serial killers) is lumping Assange in with the world of high-crime should not go unnoticed. The current legal system protects Assange, but he is quickly making enemies faster than he can handle them and

has had to go into hiding. According to the UK’s “The Independent,” he is “not sleeping more than a couple nights in the same place”. It is a sad testament when people who speak unspeakable truths become pariahs instead of those committing the nefarious deeds. It is because of people like Assange that we still have the semblance of functioning representative democracies in the world. The truth is not always pretty, but if we fail at the basic task of a free society, we are destined to live a lie. In our Orwellian world where war is peace and ignorance is strength, we need to steal the courage to boldly speak truth to power. With the words of Republican Congressman Ron Paul, “Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”

United States should not ignore the North Korean threat Arragon Perrone The Daily Campus Uwire

American humorist Will Rogers once said, “Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie,’ until you can find a rock.” In the case of North Korea, the United States is dealing with a crazy pit bull and has few rocks left to throw. The North’s recent shelling of a South Korean city, an attack that killed four and injured 16, opens the door for the United Nations to represent the international community by standing with the U.S. and South Korea to oppose North Korean aggression. When the U.S. invaded Iraq seven years ago, it made the U.N. politically irrelevant on the international stage. But the status quo of today is not the status quo of 2003. Today, the U.S. cannot afford to become unilat-


erally embroiled in another foreign conflict if the Korean situation worsens. Only with the help of an active, supportive U.N. can North Korea be held accountable for further aggression, which at this point could mean war. To continue with Rogers’ metaphor, let us consider a neighborhood that America must defend against vicious dogs. Ten years ago, the neighborhood was pretty nice. America had a lot of rocks, and there were not a whole lot of dogs. The neighborhood had been safe ever since that Russian terrier up and died without a single rock being thrown. But then came 9/11, and a new breed of animal came into the neighborhood. It was some kind of stray. No one knew where it came from or who owned it, but some of the worst neighbors on the block were said to feed it scraps. America remembered seeing it years before, when it used the stray to attack that old Samoyed. After the stray wounded

the beast, America had patted its head and left it alone. America thought the stray would just go away and die – or something like that. Then came 9/11, and America realized how dangerous that stray actually was. The neighborhood came together, gathered up all of its stones and hurled them at the snarling stray. But the stray disappeared, and nobody could find it. America decided to take the offensive and identify any other possible strays in the neighborhood. It wrote up a list and identified three: the mean Iraqi mongrel, the Iranian wolf and the vicious North Korean pit bull. Against the advice of its weaker neighbors, America picked up its stones and hurled them at the mongrel, knocking it dead. Feeling slighted and a little embarrassed that they couldn’t throw as well, the other neighbors gathered all their stones and refused to let America have any more.

Now, the North Korean pit bull has attacked an innocent ally, South Korea, and the United States is low on rocks. Logically, the neighborhood (the international community working through the U.N.) needs to collect their rocks (their combined military and diplomatic power), join America, and get behind their wounded ally. If the North attacks again – possibly even harder this time – and the international community does nothing, the civilized world effectively tells North Korea and other brutal, violent regimes that they can go so far as to physically attack neighboring countries and no one will stop them. The situation in the Koreas is tense and uncertain. The U.S. and South Korea are engaged in war games, which the North has hypocritically warned may cause “full-blown war.” While diplomats scramble, North Korea continues to move towards a nuclear future.

Yesterday, the North announced it is currently operating a uranium enrichment plant powered by “thousands of centrifuges.” Siegfried Hecker, a Stanford University scientist who has visited the facility, says it could be quickly converted to produce highly-enriched uranium for nuclear bombs. In the worst-case scenario, which recent events have revealed to be quite possible, North Korea develops a nuclear weapon and, in another act of paranoid aggression, nukes the South. If that happens, the U.S. would probably launch a joint airstrike with South Korea against the North’s capital, Pyongyang, and bear the price for whatever goes wrong. A better alternative is for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (himself a South Korean) to offer the U.N.’s unflinching support for the South Korean government in anticipation of an attack and urge

the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and other allied nations to offer military support if the North escalates the conflict. If the North bombs South Korea, the allied nations would then rally together under the UN flag and invade while a missile strike hits Pyongyang. There is hope for the U.N. in this stage of international politics. Even though the UN has been damaged by the United States’ unilateral action against Iraq, inaction in Rwanda and Darfur and its own internal corruption (e.g. the 2000s oil-for-food scandal), it still has the power to provide greater legitimacy to a military strike. In doing so, it can rise out of the ashes and return to global significance. But if the U.N. just sits back and lets individual nations take the lead against North Korea, it cements its own diplomatic irrelevancy and leaves America to deal with the neighborhood dogs once again.



Thursday December 2, 2010


World Music Showcase Concert brings international sound to CAC by rachel duryea A&E writer

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In the latest Disney film ‘Tangled,’ Mandy Moore voices Rapunzel, a princess with magical hair that is a gateway to youth and health.

‘Tangled’ succeeds at putting a fun modern spin on a classic jesse tabit a&e writer

Disney’s latest princess story, “Tangled,” not only gives audiences a head full of hair, but takes them on an adventure they won’t soon forget. The story, which is practically the only classic fable Disney hasn’t touched until now, revolves around a princess named Rapunzel and her magical hair. As the movie begins, the viewer is taken back long, long ago, as a drop of mystical liquid sun falls to the earth. From the drop, a beautiful flower blossoms with magical abilities. These abilities are eventually discovered and abused by a selfish old woman named Mother Gothel (voiced by Donna Murphy, “Spiderman 2”, and “The Fountain”). When the queen of a nearby kingdom becomes deathly ill, a search party is put together in hopes of finding this flower that is said to contain healing powers. The flower is found, its healing powers extracted and the old woman is upset. The Queen has a child. Unbeknownst to her, the powers of the flower were passed onto the baby girl through her golden hair, that is actually a gateway to youth and health. One night, when the royal couple is fast asleep, their baby is stolen by Mother Go-

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thel and taken to a tower deep within the forest. As years pass, the old lady uses Rapunzel’s hair to reverse her aging and orders the lost princess to stay in a tower. Don’t like whiney princesses who can’t seem to get their lives straight? No problem. Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, is a joy to behold. Upon her 18th birthday, the long-haired blondie dreams of venturing outside, and when a fugitive named Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) stumbles upon the tower, the long-lost princess ventures out of the only place she has ever known and into an unknown world. Straight up, her journey is hilarious. The chemistry between the two main leads is fantastic, and the situations the pair are thrown into are unexpected and entertaining. The bar scene, filled with tough Viking-like soldiers vocally expressing their dreams are worth the price of admission alone. The original music by Academy-Award winning composer Alan Menken (“Aladdin,” “Enchanted) will surely be a contender come this Oscar season. Disney has truly outdone themselves with its latest tale that is equally comparable to any one of Pixar’s recent films. “Tangled” also dazzles the eye with its 3-D and its wonderfully expressive characters.

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For the African Ensemble, Vercelli and his assistant teach all of the music. Both African Ensemble pieces that will be played in the concert were learned in Ghana this past summer. “There are actually a couple other students that were involved in that summer trip to Ghana that helped teach those pieces,” Vercelli said. Vercelli hopes that the audience walks away with appreciation for musical styles they aren’t familiar with. The best part of directing for Vercelli is the chance to work with different musical styles and work with students in a different musical dialogue than they’re used to. “With all these ensembles, there is certainly a number of music majors in them, but there’s also a large number of students in different disciplines across campus. This is sort of their creative outlet for the semester. It’s really enjoyable to work with all the students and the energy they put into it,” Vercelli said. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $6 for WVU faculty and staff and senior citizens; and $5 for students, children and members of groups of 10 or more. “There’s a wealth of music there,” Vercelli said. “It’s not something you see every day.”

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‘Tangled’ Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi Besides the human characters, the princess’ lovable/ spontaneous pet chameleon Pascal is an instant charmer, as is brave stallion, Maximus. The film offers enjoyable content for all ages and leaves viewers enthralled and complete after witnessing one of the best adventures to enter cinemas all year. If I had any complaint, it would be that I want to see more of this cheerful world and its captivating characters. Don’t miss this movie; it’s hilarious, heart-warming and offers a contemporary spin on an oft-told tale you think you know.

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Music from around the world will be featured in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center as part of a World Music Showcase Concert. The show begins tonight at 7:30. The concert was directed by Michael Vercelli and graduate assistant Ryan Frost. Vercelli believes the wide range of music provided should be a reason people should attend the concert. He gives emphasis on the fact that this music is much more than anything from Morgantown. “It’s important for people to attend the concert because it will be a wide range of music from different parts of the world, things that are not very common, especially here in Morgantown,” Vercelli said. Vercelli has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance with a minor in ethnomusicology from the University of Arizona. He has studied the traditional music of other countries such as Bali, Cuba, Brazil, Uganda and Ghana. Vercelli is a member in the Society for Ethnomusicology and Percussive Arts Society and serves on the World Percussion Committee.

He has given lectures, performances and workshops across the United States, Brazil, China and Mexico. He is also the founding member of the Zumbumba Percussion Trio. The concert will feature the WVU African Music and Dance Ensemble, two steel bands, and the WVU Taiko (Japanese) Drumming Ensemble. Vercelli is especially excited and enthused about the splitting of the steel band. This is the first year they’ve had two separate groups. “In the past couple years, our steel band program has been relatively small,” he said. “This is the first time we’ve branched in those two groups. We’re going to have a beginning steel band and a more advanced steel band. It really shows the program is expanding.” In this concert, there is wide range of cultural importance. The musical styles and instruments are not something someone could see every day here in Morgantown. “This concert is culturally important because of the diversity of musical styles and instruments that you’ll be seeing,” he said. “There will be music from Japan, there’s going to be music from Ghana and there’s going to be music from Trinidad.”

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HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you move in a new direction, surprising others, perhaps even yourself. You have an intensity that sometimes overwhelms others. Stop and center yourself during the day. Don’t take people’s reactions personally. They simply don’t have the depth needed to understand you. Be aware of what you bring to the table in relationships. Use care if you are single, because you could draw an emotionally unavailable suitor. In 2011, Cupid will be running around your neighborhood. If you are attached, the two of you already know that Cupid has been in your neighborhood. Some of you might be looking to new additions to the family. SCORPIO reads you cold.

the job rather than doing a tango with this person. You’ll come out ahead as a result. Tonight: Do you need some R and R? CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Your playfulness emerges. The problem lies in that others might not be in the same mood. Be aware of someone’s need to control and/or manipulate. Step away and don’t get involved in this person’s stuff. Tonight: “Playful” is the word. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Listen to your instincts with a family member or a real estate investment. Schedule time later in the day to handle this matter. Your schedule might change more than once throughout the day. Tonight: Paint the town red.

der what happened to get you to this point. Establish firm boundaries. Tonight: The world is your oyster. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Pulling back in an interpersonal matter wouldn’t hurt. You probably have a lot to do, and need some downtime. Observe a tendency to lose yourself and not even know what time it is. Use your energy for you. Tonight: Vanish while you can. C APRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Zero in on what is going on. Understanding evolves after a meeting. Though everyone means well, it could be difficult to have that many people with so many ideas. You, too, have strong ideas. Tonight: Center of the action.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH A fiery individual could energize you more than you realize. An insight pops up out of left field. One-on-one relating allows more give-and-take than anticipated. Someone is more open than usual. Take advantage of the timing. Tonight: Where the gang is.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Someone is nothing less than a hot tamale. Though you attempt to be gracious and thoughtful, you seem to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Don’t walk on eggshells. Know that it isn’t you. Be easygoing when dealing with others. Tonight: Hang out.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH Others seem to come out of the woodwork. If you sense an element of manipulation, it probably exists. Don’t talk or share too much so that others can reveal their true intentions. Revitalize an idea and perhaps your impressions of another person. Tonight: Say “yes.”

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Be sensitive to a need to go overboard. Your drive helps you to remain disciplined, because you will need the vitality to complete a project. Your imagination helps you see the right path and present it in a most appropriate manner. Tonight: Don’t go overboard.

PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH News heads in your direction that forces you to reassess a personal issue. Your eyes become wide open, knowing that you have misjudged another person or situation. We can only absorb information we pick up -- nothing more. Tonight: Follow the music.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH An easy pace works. You might see a situation far differently because of a partner’s attitude or impression. Focus on

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Claim your power, though it might be hard not to have others dump some of their responsibilities on you. You won-

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AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH You are on top of your game, and others respond well to your suggestions. Present a request with as much flourish and appreciation as possible. This path will draw others’ good will. Follow your instincts. Tonight: In the limelight.


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Thursday December 2, 2010


women’s basketball

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WVU wants to back up its statistics with victories

BILL STEWART QUOTE OF THE WEEK “I know Gary very well. I’ve been with Gary. Our wives have been together.”


West Virginia head women’s basketball coach Mike Carey admits he’s still trying to get a feel for his team heading into tonight’s game against Elon. After struggling in their first three home games against lesser competition, the No. 10 Mountaineers played strong against solid teams in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands, even beating two ranked opponents. But to continue its success, Carey knows what his team needs to correct. “For some reason we’re (playing down to our opponents), and we’ve got to discontinue that,” he said. “We’ve got to find an even keel and continue to get better from there. We have to learn to play our game and quit playing with the other teams.” The Mountaineers (6-0) will have an opportunity to show they can quit playing at their opponents’ level when they take on Elon tonight at the WVU Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Even though the Phoenix are off to a solid start this season and enter with a 4-2 record, they are definitely a team that isn’t up to the level of competition that West Virginia played over the last week when they finished 3-0 against TCU, Virginia and Iowa State. But if the Mountaineers want to continue to play as well, they’re going to have to do so, once again, without se-

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West Virginia (6-0)

Elon (4-2)

When: Tonight at 7 p.m. Where: WVU Coliseum TV: WVU coach: Mike Carey (10th season) Elon coach: Karen Barefoot (3rd season) Coverage: Check out The Daily Athenaeum’s Twitter (@dailyathenaeum) for ingame updates. Read Friday’s edition of the DA for a full recap of the game.

nior point guard Sarah Miles. Miles, who missed the first game of the regular season while recovering from surgery on her right wrist, came out midway through WVU’s game against Virginia. An MRI on Monday revealed she hyperextended her knee. Carey expects her to be out until January. “We’ve got her wrist taped, now we got her knee taped. Pretty soon, we’ll have her whole body taped up,” Carey joked Tuesday. “Sarah plays better when nothing’s taped, so we’ve got to get tape off of her and we’ll get her ready.” With Miles sidelined, Brooke Hampton will once again be entered into the starting lineup. The freshman has shown she can be reliable with the ball so far this season, having played 87 minutes in the first six games and only committing three turnovers. But Carey said she brings more to the table than a typical freshman point guard would. “When Brooke has the ball, everybody’s trying to get open,

because Brooke’s going to pass it,” Carey said. “But Brooke also gives us capabilities to hit a couple of threes. (Iowa State) was playing a zone, and she hit a couple threes and opened it up for us.” Tonight, the Mountaineers will be taking on an Elon team that can score. The Phoenix enter averaging 93 points-per-game and have only been held to under 70 points twice in the first six games of the season. They are led by forward Kelsey Evans and point guard Ali Ford. Evans is averaging a double-double for the season, scoring 13.7 points and grabbing 11.2 rebounds per game, while Ford is leading the team with 18.7 points per game. “They have a point guard that shoots it all over the place. We’ve got to contest that,” Carey said. “They have three three-point shooters, the rest of them are drivers and they like to attack the rim.” Carey said he would like his team come out with the same intensity it did in the final game in the Virgin Islands. If they play that way, he said, the Mountaineers will be much closer to where he wants them to be. “We won that tournament, but it was three games,” Carey said. “It’s a long season. We’ve got to keep them focused, we’ve got to keep them working hard and we’ve got to keep improving, because we’re nowhere near where we need to be.”


Mountaineers take steps in right direction in Kramer’s first season BY SEBOUH MAJARIAN SPORTS WRITER

Preparing for any Division I season is a tall task that requires a lot of time and preparation. Yet, first-year West Virginia head volleyball coach Jill Kramer had one day, as she was hired the day before training camp in early August. Kramer went straight to work trying to get to know her new players and plan for what would end up being a very memorable season. “It was a good step in the right direction for the program,” Kramer said. “We made strides in a few different areas where we needed to make strides.” The San Antonio native led West Virginia to its best start since 1987, as the team started a perfect 6-0. She also had the team in position to qualify for its second-ever Big East Conference tournament appearance, before a dramatic five-set season loss to Connecticut in the season finale put an end to those aspirations. Nonetheless, the team finished with an overall record of 15-15 and 5-9 in the conference. The Mountaineers had key wins highlighted by a 3-0 sweep of in-state rival Marshall and a 3-2 victory over Pitt. The Mountaineers will need to find answers both offensively and defensively, as leader in kills Lauren Evans and the program’s career leader in digs Bonnie West graduate. West Virginia will also lose the services of rightside hitters Abby Norman and Andrea Miller. Evans finished her secondconsecutive season with 270 kills and finished her career with 709. She also has three MVP trophies and was named



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to the Big East honor roll team three times. West had a memorable senior season, as she broke the schools record in digs, leaving the record at 1,945. She broke Michelle Domas’ record of 1,630 at the Fullerton Classic in front of friends and family. The Mountaineers have high expectations for next season, as they return 14 members of this year’s squad, including four of their starters. “Maybe I’m a little head in the clouds optimistic, but I see a lot of really good big things happening (next year),” Kramer said. West Virginia will return setter Kari Post and outside hitters Kylie Armbruster and Serinna Russo along with a core of eight other underclassmen. The Mountaineers prided themselves defensively. The results showed as they finished with 17.33 digs per set good for 23rd in country and first in the conference. “I know we had some successes but I always want more. Kramer said, “We did a lot of great things but there is a lot more to come.”

Record: 15-15, 5-9 Big East Leading Scorer: Lauren Evans, 270 kills Leader in Assists: Kari Post, 999 assists Returning Starters: Kari Post, Kylie Armbruster, Serinna Russo, Whitney Lee Key Losses: Bonnie West, Lauren Evans, Abby Norman, Andrea Miller


West Virginia head volleyball coach Jill Kramer signed her first recruit last month. Evyn McCoy, a 6-foot3 Illinois native will join the Mountaineers and their quest for a Big East and national championship title next season. McCoy was named to the Northern Illinois Big 12 First-team all-conference and Northern Illinois firstteam all-area. The right-handed middle blocker was a member of the IHSA state 3-A regional championship team. McCoy was also named MVP of the Classic 17’s tournament. Kramer, who was hired by WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck in August, is considered one of the country’s top recruiters. While at Virginia, she helped sign the program’s first ranked recruiting class, which was ranked No. 15 by In her second year at UVA, she secured a No. 9 ranked recruiting class.

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Continued from page 10 practice incident, he said. “That game that I missed is over with,” Bryant said. “I’m not even thinking about the past. I’m looking forward to the future.” Bryant returned to the starting lineup for WVU and played 26 minutes. He scored nine points and added four assists and four rebounds against the Eagles. Jennings played sparingly in the first half. He finished with two points, three rebounds and one devastating block in seven minutes. “They understand that for us to be a good team, they have to play hard every night,” said junior forward Kevin Jones, who had 16 points vs. American. “They just wanted to come out and do that, and they both did. “Coach just wants us to play hard every day, and it’s finally starting to get to us that we have to do that.” Bryant and Jennings had a meeting with Huggins following the game against Virginia Military Institute to “straighten things out.” “I’m a junior, so this isn’t something I should be doing, so I take full blame for it,” Bryant said. The team said there has been an added emphasis on practicing with intensity following the message Huggins sent against VMI last week.

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can guard your butt off, but the opposing team can get a tip in, and that’s when you start to look like just a regular defense.” So, it is clear the WVU defense has struggled early on


Continued from page 10 said.” American’s Vlad Moldoveanu, who entered 20th in the nation in scoring, was held to just six points in the first half but responded with 13 points after halftime. “We knew he was their leader

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West Virginia’s Truck Bryant scores two of his nine points Wednesday. The Mountaineers showed that intensity on the court Wednesday evening despite a quiet, half-filled Coliseum. WVU never trailed in the contest and took a double-digit lead less than eight minutes into the game. “I’m ready to move on and try to win some games,” Bryant said. GAME NOTES zz Forward John Flowers looked to have injured his right hip late in the second half against American. He came down awkwardly after jumping for a rebound and immediately began to wince as he walked toward the bench. Flowers was given ice, as he sat on the bench for the remainder of the contest. zz The upper student sec-

tion at the WVU Coliseum was completely empty. The only people seen in that area throughout the game were security staff members. They also abandoned the area in the second half. zz Freshman Kevin Noreen has found a spot in the Mountaineers’ rotation after a strong improvement from his first game. The Minnesota native scored four points and added four rebounds in nine minutes against the Eagles. zz A season-low 7,390 people were in attendance at Wednesday’s game. It was the lowest count on hand for a WVU home game since 6,583 people watched the Mountaineers beat St. John’s on Jan. 28, 2009.

this season, and much of its struggles have come against teams such as Minnesota, Vanderbilt and Oakland – each of which is expected to be playing in the NCAA Tournament come March. As the Mountaineers are just five games away from the start of their Big East Conference schedule, these problems are

like playing with fire, and they will not just simply go away or fix themselves. If the rebounding and defense does not improve soon, the team in black and blue in the Big East Conference will surely take advantage of WVU’s struggles.

and he always has the green light,” Jones said. “We wanted to get on him as much as possible. He’s a really good shooter, so we didn’t want to give him any good looks. I just wanted to make it a focus to stay in his face the whole game.” West Virginia led from the beginning. Bryant scored five of the team’s first nine points as WVU jumped out to a 9-4 lead.

The Eagles started 2-of-11 from the field and had two shot clock violations in the first eight minutes of the game. They finished 37-percent from the field in the game but just 3-of-15 from three-point range. American’s first 3-point basket didn’t come until 1:17 into the second half.



Thursday December 2, 2010


Forgettable season finally ends Saturday for Rutgers, Schiano By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer

What a difference a year has made for the Rutgers football team and head coach Greg Schiano. Almost a year ago at this time, the Scarlet Knights were preparing for their final regular season contest against the same West Virginia football team they will face Saturday. Except a year ago, Rutgers was looking to improve its bowl position and finish in the Big East Conference. This season, though, Schiano is looking for his squad to snap a five-game losing streak against a West Virginia team that is trying to keep its hopes alive for a BCS bowl bid. “It is not an easy time, I can promise you,” Schiano said. “We just need to move through it, and you can’t let it eat you.” The task of taking down the Mountaineers will not be an easy one for the Scarlet Knights, as they take a 0-15 all-time road record against WVU into Milan Puskar Stadium. Despite that fact, Schiano said his team is ready to face the challenge that lies ahead. “We are looking forward to going down to Morgantown,” Schiano said. “They are a very good football team in all three phases.” One aspect of the game Schiano admits his team must get better in heading into the matchup will be the defensive side of the ball. The Scarlet Knights defense has allowed 109 points in the team’s last two games. “We have had two games where we haven’t played very well at all,” Schiano said. “We may get a heck of a lot better between now and Saturday, but this is a really talented offense, so we will just go out there and play our best.” Part of Schiano’s game plan for slowing down the Mountaineers’ offense will be attacking sophomore quarterback Geno Smith, who has thrown 22 touchdowns to just six interceptions. “I can see why they were so excited about him when I heard (WVU head coach Bill Stewart) talk about him,” Schiano said. “You could tell he thought he would be a really good player, and he is.” Schiano will also have to gameplan for the West Virginia defense, which is considered one of the best in the nation. It allows only 255.73 yards per game.

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“Their defense is exceptional,” Schiano said. “We have a big play reel that we look at from the entire season, and there are not very many plays on that thing. There are not very many people that have gutted these guys at all.” In addition to allowing so few yards, Schiano is also worried about the Mountaineers’ defensive ability of getting to the quarterback in their unique 3-3-5 stack defensive alignment. “They have a three-man front, but they bring multiple guys with five linebackers,” Schiano said. “They bring them from every which angle. They bring cornerbacks, they bring safeties. I don’t know if there is a guy on their team that doesn’t rush the passer at one time or another.” In order to not fall victim to the WVU pass rush, Schiano said his team must be smart with the football. “We have to take care of the ball,” Schiano said “That is number one.”

Quarterback The Scarlet Knights’ quarterback situation has been in limbo all season long. The team started the season with sophomore Tom Savage, but after an injury, freshman Chas Dodd took the reins and played decently. Dodd struggled last week against Louisville and was benched in favor of wide receiver Jeremy Deering, who led the “wildcat” offense. Grade: C

players last year, including first round draft pick Anthony Davis. This season, the line has been abysmal as they rank last, having allowed five sacks-per-game. Grade: D

Defensive Line The RU defensive front continually disrupted offenses last season, but there has been a drop-off in performance in 2010. Defensive end Alex Silvestro is the most consistent performer and leads the Running Backs Rutgers features a running back by com- team in sacks. mittee look, with the hot hand receiving Grade: C the majority of the carries. The wildcat Linebacker formation also will be featured heavily The Rutgers linebacking core has been with Mohamed Sanu and Deering takhurt by graduation. Senior Antonio ing the snaps. Joe Martinek and Jordan Lowery is the leader of the group and Thomas are the Scarlet Knights threats the team’s top tackler. The unit is not in the backfield. known for making splash plays, but it Grade: C+ does boast above average size. Grade: C Wide Receiver Mark Harrison is the Scarlet Knights Defensive Backs leading receiver. The 6-foot-3 Harrison, Safety is the clear strength of the group. averages 18.6 yards per catch. TeamSophomore Khaseem Greene is a buding with Harrison is Sanu, who is also ding star and leads the team in intercepis a big, physical receiver at 6-feet, 218 tions and is third on the team in tackles. pounds. Joe Lefeged, who was a preseason allGrade: B Big East selection, is known for his big Tight Ends hitting ability. Entering the season, Rutgers tight end Grade: B D.C. Jefferson was a preseason all-Big Special Teams East Conference selection after being The Scarlet Knights’ special teams has moved from quarterback the previous been a bright spot this season. Punter season. The sophomore is very athletic Teddy Dellaganna is averaging 41.7 and has above average size to go with it. yards per punt, and is a consistent kickGrade: C off specialist. Kicker San San Te is 14-of20 on field goals. Offensive Line Rutgers’ offensive line graduated three Grade: C+

NCAA: Newton eligible AUBURN, Ala. (AP)—The NCAA has determined that the father of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton broke rules by shopping his son to Mississippi State, but that the overwhelming Heisman Trophy favorite apparently didn’t know about it.

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Thursday December 2, 2010

brian kuppelweiser SPORTS WRITER

WVU must improve ‘D’, rebounding Heading into the season, much of the talk surrounding the West Virginia men’s basketball team was related to how it would generate offense. Those questions have been somewhat answered by the breakout season of guard Casey Mitchell, and the consistent offensive play of guard Truck Bryant and forward Kevin Jones. One question that may have been overshadowed by the scoring issue was how the defense would play this season. That question is still lacking an answer due to the fact the Mountaineers have struggled defensively. The 2010 WVU basketball team is vastly different from the 2009 version that made a run to the Final Four, and that is no secret. Head coach Bob Huggins will be the first one to admit that he doesn’t have the type of blue-collar, hard-nosed, defensive-minded squad of last season. This year’s Mountaineer basketball team is one centered around their ability to shoot the ball, and it will no doubt be what carries them throughout the season. As appealing as that may sound to some, it is flat out concerning. Sure, if WVU puts up great offensive numbers on a gameby-game basis, it will have the chance to be a dark horse in the Big East Conference title hunt. On the other hand, if the Mountaineers go cold from the field, they will struggle to compete with upper-echelon teams in the Big East. Some will be quick to argue that WVU does just enough defensively to overcome a badshooting night, but the numbers do not back that up. Last season, the Mountaineers allowed more than 70 points to opponents in just 11 games. This season, WVU has given up more than 70 points in four of its first six games. Part of the formula that went into the Mountaineers defensive prowess last season was rebounding, and it has been a struggle compared to last year. The team averages 40.4 rebounds per game while opponents are pulling down 38.8 on average. For comparison’s sake, the 2009 team out-rebounded opponents by a little more than six rebounds per game. If you delve further into the rebounding stats, opponents have been doing a great job on the offensive end as they are pulling down an average of 15 offensive rebounds per game. By putting in a solid effort on the offensive glass, opponents are getting opportunities for second-chance points as well as increasing the chances of getting the Mountaineers into foul trouble. “Rebounding is part of defense,” Huggins said. “You

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Eagles can’t stop Mitchell

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West Virginia guard Casey Mitchell attempts a lay up in the first half of the Mountaineers’ 71-50 win over American Wednesday at the WVU Coliseum.

Mitchell continues hot streak, leads Mountaineers past American, 71-50 BY BRIAN GAWTHROP


Casey Mitchell’s emergence as West Virginia’s go-to scorer maintained a steady pace Wednesday. In this game, however, he produced in an unusual fashion. The senior guard finished with 27 points to record his fourth straight game with at least 25 points to push the Mountaineers past American to 71-50 Wednesday at the WVU Coliseum. But only three of Mitchell’s points came via a 3-point basket . “Teams are going to realize I’m not just going to keep throwing up three balls,” Mitchell said. “My role this year is to score more, so I’m taking more shots and doing what I have to do to score.”

The Savannah, Ga., native entered averaging 3.2 3-pointers a game and has made at least four 3-pointers in two games this season. Despite Wednesday’s scoring tying for his second-highest point outburst of the season, his one shot from beyond the arc was a season low. Most of the baskets came up quick drives to the basket after taking advantage of defenders playing too close to him, Mitchell said. “He didn’t do that in junior college,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “He is doing a great job of curling the screens and getting to the foul line. And obviously he can make shots – that’s never been an issue. Mitchell hit his first 10 freethrow attempts in the game before missing his final shot to finish 10-of-11. The junior col-

lege transfer is now shooting a team-best 94-percent from the line on the season, ranking him inside the top 15 in the country. The senior is now averaging 22.4 points-per-game, second best in the Big East Conference behind only Connecticut’s Kemba Walker, who leads the nation, averaging 30 points. “I knew he could do this,” said forward Deniz Kilicli. “He has that talent, and he’s showing it. I hope he stays this way.” Junior forward Kevin Jones finished with 16 points in the game, 11 of which came after halftime, while Truck Bryant scored nine in his first game back from sitting out WVU’s game against VMI. “We wanted to attack them as much as possible,” Jones

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Bryant, Jennings return to lineup


West Virginia’s Darryl Bryant (25) puts pressure on American’s Steve Luptak Wednesday.


West Virginia men’s basketball players Truck Bryant and Dan Jennings sat long-faced on the end of the bench last week in the Charleston Civic Center. Head coach Bob Huggins didn’t allow the pair to play because of a lack of effort in practice. On Wednesday night in front of a sparse crowd at the WVU Coliseum, the two made their return to the court in a 71-50 rout over American. “That might be my first

game that I’ve missed that I haven’t been hurt,” Bryant said. “That’s a game I shouldn’t miss. I take the blame for that.” Bryant called the missed game a “wake-up call.” He said he was elbowed in his hip during practice last week and was unable to go through the rest of the practice. Huggins took him out of practice, and Bryant left the facility. He admitted he should’ve stayed at practice and paid for the decision. Bryant has been practicing by himself since the

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The DA 12-02-2010  

The December 2 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

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