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VOLUME 124, ISSUE 69
Mountie Ride pilot launch has been delayed
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BIG EAST ‘CHAMPS’ “This has been the ride of my life. I’m so grateful to come out the way we have.” — Bill Stewart, West Virginia head football coach
BY MELISSA CANDOLFI STAFF WRITER
Unresolved legal issues halted the pilot launch of Mountie Ride, a West Virginia University student organization that aims to give students a safe ride home. The announcement of the program’s delay came Thursday, a day before it was supposed to launch. Mountie Ride’s Board of Directors was advised on Dec. 15 by Entrepreneurship The paper work Law Clinic, its legal counsel from the is in place, this WVU College of Law, program could that they would not be at WVU next meet liability standards to start the proyear or in many gram’s pilot launch, years.” said Daniel Brummage, SGA chief of Cameron Taylor staff and Mountie Mountie Ride founder Ride member. The program is expected to officially launch sometime in the spring, according to the announcement. However, there is no specific date when Mountie Ride will officially launch, said Cameron Taylor, the organization’s founder. “The paper work is in place; this program could be at WVU next year or in many years,” Talyor said. The group has to meet the limited liability policy to ensure the organization is covered for any potential accidents, Brummage said. “When dealing with intoxicated individuals, there can be accidents,” Brummage said. “While getting out of the car, if the person was to trip and get hurt it, could be blamed
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A group of West Virginia football players celebrate following the Mountaineers’ 35-14 win over Rutgers Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium. WVU won a share of the Big East Conference title.
It might not be Miami, but the Mountaineers will be Floridabound in December for their bowl game. WVU accepted a bid to the Champs Sports Bowl and will face N.C. State. The Mountaineers are coming off a 35-14 blowout win over Rutgers in the regular season finale. A total of 20 Mountaineer seniors were honored before the game. WVU’s BCS bowl opportunity fell short with Connecticut’s win Saturday night, though. Read more from Saturday’s game against Rutgers in Sports.
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West Virginia senior slot receiver Jock Sanders high-fives fans following the Mountaineers’ win Saturday.
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Nickname: Wolfpack All-time record: 542-531-55 Enrollment: 25,255 In-state students: 91 percent Cost: $6,529 in-state City: Raleigh, 405,791 Famous alumni: Jim Goodnight (founder of SAS Institute), Philip Rivers (NFL quarterback), John Edwards (former U.S. Senator)
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Students at West Virginia University can use the Downtown and Evansdale libraries around the clock until the end of finals weeks, in order to help prepare for final exams. Both libraries will be open 24 hours for the last week of classes, which began Sunday at 9 a.m., and will remain open until 10 p.m. Friday. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. During finals week, they will be open from 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 and remain open until 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. “We have the resources that students need to be successful in their classes,” said Monte Maxwell, WVU libraries development representative. “Students want to be able to access our databases with high speed internet as well as study rooms to prepare for their final exams.” Residence halls, such as Towers, will also be involved for the last week of classes and finals week by serving snacks, coffee and other refreshments to students. “It gets hectic, but our job is to be here for students and faculty,” Maxwell said. Peer tutors are also available within various residence halls to help students study
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Canned food drive helps students, underprivileged BY TIM SAAR CORRESPONDENT
Students at West Virginia University can donate canned food to help underprivileged children for the holidays thanks to a partnership between various colleges and local radio station WCLG. The drive is being called “CAN the DEAN,” and will continue until Dec. 24. Chris McBride, a sophomore chemistry major, and Sydney Aliff, a sophomore psychology major, began the drive after hearing about a similar drive taking place at Mars Hill
University in North Carolina. “It’s a canned food drive that involves students bringing cans into the dean’s office and trying to boot them out with cans,” McBride said. “It encourages students to give food during the holiday season.” Each college will have a student appointed to collect the cans and stack them up. “We’re having colleges that want to participate collect as many cans as they are able to, and after they’ve collected, they’re supposed to build a ‘canstruction,’” Aliff said. All of the 10 appointed students
will have a lunch with University Provost Michelle Wheatly, she said. Ten percent of the total collected will be donated to The Rack, a service located within the Mountainlair that provides food to students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to obtain food. Located in the Student Organizations Services wing of the Mountainlair, The Rack began in early September to help WVU students in need, said Jacqueline Dooley, program coordinator of SOS. “The remaining 90 percent will be given to the local radio station for the
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underprivileged children,” Aliff said. This is the first year WVU has organized a CAN the DEAN drive, but McBride and Aliff are hopeful that it can become a larger event in years to come. “We’re hoping that if we do this next year, the communication will be a bit better” McBride said. “Obviously, we got a bit of a late start this year,” Aliff said, “but we hope that next year, and for years to come, that this will be a big thing and there will be much more participation.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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A marching band plays a Christmas song while marching down High Street in the Holiday Parade Friday Night. See more photos on page 2.
WOMEN BEAT HIGH POINT The No. 10 West Virginia women’s basketball team defeated High Point Saturday evening following the football game to improve to 8-0 on the year. SPORTS PAGE 9
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WVU Russian Club raises money for Russian orphans BY CODI YEAGER STAFF WRITER
The Russian Club at West Virginia University is raising money this holiday season for orphans in Russia. Club members began asking for monetary donations last week in the Mountainlair, a change from what they have done in previous years. “We used to take donations of toys and toiletries,” said Kevin Zorn, president of the WVU Russian Club and a senior Russian Studies major. “We would pack suitcases full and send those over to the orphanages.” Unlike the last three years that the club has been raising donations for the orphans, this year they decided to only send money in order to reduce shipping costs, which could be up to $250 per suitcase, Zorn said.
“We are probably going to send the money to Russia with one of our Russian teaching assistants,” he said. Sending the gift this way will allow the club to hear back from those they help. “The organization that we used to go through gave us no feedback,” said Jenn Lyall, vice president of the club and a senior Russian Studies major. “So this year we are hoping to get feedback. We will probably get pictures.” Another reason the club opted to send money instead of toys was so the orphanages could decide how to use the gift. “This way, they get to choose,” said Zorn. “Toys and toiletries are great, but it may not be what they need.” Zorn said the gift-giving project came about because the club’s adviser, WVU professor Lisa Di Bartolomeo,
“always looks for a way to give back.” “There are a lot of abandoned kids in Russia,” Lyall said. “The state used to fund the orphanages, but now they do not, so the conditions are pretty bad, and it is a big problem.” The club hopes to raise more than $1,000, similar to what they have raised in years past. “We usually send about four suitcases, which is worth about $1,000,” Lyall said. The donations are tax deductable, Zorn said. “It is a great way to help out,” he said. “And we’ll take pocket change.” Donations to the club’s orphanage project can be given to Di Bartolomeo, who can be contacted at 304-293-5121, ext. 5534.
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PACs, loans gave edge in US House CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Superior fundraising did not necessarily lead to electoral victory for West Virginia’s U.S. House candidates, the latest Federal Election Commission filings show. Democrat Mike Oliverio attracted $525,110 more from individuals than the GOP’s David McKinley in the 1st Congressional District race. A state senator from Monongalia County, Oliverio
Continued from page 1 for exams. “It is essential that our faculty is here for our students in these final crucial weeks in order for them to succeed to the best of their abilities,” Maxwell said.
also out-raised McKinley during final 20 days of their campaigns by $56,425. In the 3rd District’s contest, Republican Elliott “Spike” Maynard bested incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall, a Democrat, among individual donors by $432,150. Their post-general reports show that trend continued between Oct. 14 and the election. Maynard, a former Democrat and state Supreme
Court justice, received $52,830 more than Rahall in these contributions during that time. But McKinley and Rahall both won on Nov. 2. Securing an 18th term, Rahall beat Maynard by 12.1 percentage points, 56 percent to 44 percent, in a 17-county district that includes the state’s southern coalfields, according to official results from the secretary of state’s office.
WVU residence halls will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 and reopen at noon Saturday, Jan. 8. Students should be prepared to leave no later than 24 hours after their last final exam, said Corey Farris, interim dean of students, in a press release. The final exam sched-
ule for all students can be viewed on the WVU website at http://registrar.wvu. edu/current_students/fall_ exams. For more information, students can view the Libraries’ calendar at http://libraries. wvu.edu/hours. email@example.com
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A woman and children watch the Holiday Parade on High Street A horse-drawn carriage follows a young boy dressed as Santa in a Friday night. chimney as they make their way down High Street.
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on us.” On Nov. 30, the group posted a press release that Mountie Ride volunteers would be on High Street during the weekend of Dec. 3 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. to arrange rides for students. By Dec. 3, the group had posted a press release announcing the pilot launch would not begin until next year. The decision to delay the program was in the best interest of the organization, volunteers and stake holders for not putting anyone at risk of being sued, Brummage said. The Board of Directors has considered making students pre-register for rides in the program. “The students would sign a waiver signing off that Mountie Ride is not responsible for their actions,” Brummage said. Taylor said he is uncertain when the paperwork to resolve liability issues will be completed because it is in the hands of the legal counsel. Liability issues and other
problems have plagued the program’s launch since it was considered in October 2009. Then, it was unsure whether the liability would fall on the University or the city. In March 2010, it was reported that six insurance programs would be used to cover Mountie Ride drivers and vehicles to overcome the primary liability issues. Volunteer drivers would be trained in first aid but are instructed to contact authorities if a patron is violent or unresponsive. In August, funding became an issue with the program. The pilot launch of the program was supposed to see what funding would be necessary to maintain it, Taylor said. Mountie Ride lacked volunteers and funding by September. The program also needed approval of a 501c3 form, which would allow for charitable organization status. In October, it was reported Mountie Ride still lacked the money necessary to launch and maintain the program. Student Government Association President Chris Lewallen asked the program’s Board of Directors to search
for funds through donations. “If you know of people who are well off, get their name and address,” he said. “Get any organization that you know would throw money this way. If they threw 100 bucks, then that would cover gas for a weekend.” The program was given a tentative budget of $2,595 to run the program with one car per weekend for a semester. It is estimated to cost $7,785 for three cars per weekend for a semester. “Launching a program of this magnitude is going to take time,” Taylor said. Mountie Ride was first introduced during an April 2009 SGA meeting by Ric Hogerheide, a sophomore environmental protection major. Hogerheide called the program “SafeRIDE” and modeled it after similar programs at universities such as Texas A&M University. Taylor agreed to work with Hogerheide by starting the program together. In September of this year, SGA took control of the program by adopting it into its bylaws. firstname.lastname@example.org
CORRECTION Due to a reporting error in Friday’s edition of The Daily Athenaeum, the name of the West Virginia University Children’s Hospital patient who pushed a button to turn on the lights around Woodburn Circle for Christmas was spelled incorrectly. Her name is Cherish Lavoie. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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Mountaineers win 35-14 over Rutgers
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West Virginia fans hoist a fan in a Jock Sanders jersey above their heads to celebrate a touchdown with pushups. The Mountaineers won 35-14 over Rutgers.
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West Virginia tight end Will Johnson runs past Rutgers defenders and freshman wide receiver Ivan McCartney makes a devastating block.
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West Virginia head football coach Bill Stewart claps during Senior Day festivities.
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Former West Virginia fullback Owen Schmitt shakes hands with fans in the stands during the game.
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A Mountaineer fan dressed as Santa Claus watches on during the Rutgers game.
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Mountaineer fans hold up a sign to honor the 20 seniors who played in their last home game at Milan Puskar Stadium. Seven of those seniors are starters on the defense, which is ranked second in the nation.
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Two of West Virginia’s 20 seniors – running back Noel Devine, left, and linebacker Pat Lazear – hug following the Mountaineers’ win over the Scarlet Knights.
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West Virginia fullback Ryan Clarke powers past a Rutgers defender for a touchdown to seal the victory over Rutgers.
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Mountie Ride needs to finalize its plans West Virginia University students have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Mountie Ride since the organization’s founding last semester. Dedicated to ensuring intoxicated Mountaineers make it to and from their destinations safely, Mountie Ride has again postponed the launch of its taxi-style ride system until next semester. Being that WVU has a very lively party scene, Mountie Ride’s concept was highly received by the campus community, especially after the
tragic alcohol-related death of WVU student Sean Rascoe last spring. Mountie Ride was adopted by the WVU Student Government Association as its “baby” project, but due to several issues, neither organization has been able to produce the program they promised students months ago. It was previously announced that Mountie Ride would launch after Thanksgiving Break, but after a meeting with its Board of Directors and legal council on Dec. 15, they decided it wasn’t in “their
best interests” to launch the program until next semester because of insurance and liability issues. Daniel Brummage is an executive SGA officer and a part of the Mountie Ride Board of Directors. “When dealing with intoxicated individuals, there can be accidents. While getting out of the car, if the person was to trip and get hurt, it could be blamed on us,” Brummage said. Since preventing accidents involving intoxicated individuals is the organization’s goal,
one would think they would have realized that fact prior to announcing the launch of the program. Mountie Ride’s Board of Directors feared launching the program now would risk the organization’s reputation. This might be true, but its reputation is tarnished nonetheless. Regardless of the situation, Mountie Ride shouldn’t have been advertised until all the kinks were worked out. Now, not only are students still driving drunk and causing unnecessary accidents,
Mountie Ride, its Board of Governors and SGA look flaky, unorganized and unreliable. The staff of The Daily Athenaeum feels Mountie Ride should hold off on any further promotion or advertising until it can guarantee a concrete launch date. The organization was formed for a great reason by people with wonderful intentions. However, talk is cheap. It is time for Mountie Ride to launch and fulfill its purpose.
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SOUL should definitely have a place in modern day science chad wilcox Columnist
Note: This column is a satire; the contents is false. The prestigious scientific journal “Natural,” which for years has been the scourge of faith-based truth and the rival of the stalwart “Christian Scientific Monitor,” is rumored to be planning to release an article that will change the way we think about the world. This is bound to occur even though thinking about the world isn’t something everyone does because certain beliefs instruct against it. Scientists are expected to announce the discovery of a new protein. As is nomenclatural tradition in the microbiological community, the protein is named in capital letters - similar to JAK or MAPK proteins. It has been named SOUL. The gene responsible for the
production of SOUL is actually part of a previously coded gene of uncertain function, the Gene of Determination (GoD), which was thought to play a significant but unknown role in the determination and development of human behavior. The existence of GoD has been heavily debated for countless years and many of the world’s leading scientists have doubted or denied its plausibility. If you remember the lessons from public high school biology classes in which you may have been learned how life was “created,” you will recall that all humans have DNA in their cells, which is translated into molecules called proteins. Proteins carry out many of the important structural and functional roles in the day-today life of the human body. Indeed, some would argue that the presence of DNA, as it codes for SOUL, is an unquestionable sign of life. As it stands, SOUL has not yet been isolated in any other animals, despite the presence of GoD in their genetic
makeup. In fact, although chimpanzees share over 98 percent of our genome, they are missing SOUL. This may cast the idea that we descended from primates and other lower members of the animal kingdom into serious scientific doubt but certainly defines us as special in the animal kingdom. Unfortunately, this means that, while animal models can be used for other biomedical research, they cannot be used for SOUL experiments. It has also been discovered that SOUL can be measured very early in humans. Its expression has been detected through in vitro human fertilization testing; suggesting SOUL may in fact be present at conception. Incredibly, cells of tissue taken from recently deceased individuals seem to lack all SOUL. Genome sequencing reveals the molecular excision of GoD and its inexplicable disappearance from the subject’s DNA. Scientists have not been able
to determine what happens to SOUL, as its dissolution appears, relatively speaking, to be a profound violation of the first law of thermodynamics. Leading theoreticians have speculated that in a manner analogous to the dark energy and dark matter of theoretical physics, SOUL cannot be felt by touch or seen. Scientists are working around the clock to explain the mechanism and function of SOUL. Based on preliminary results, several international teams of the world’s brightest minds have already suggested it may function as a powerful neurotoxin, changing the very structure of the brain by causing overgrowth of a region responsible for emotion and causing reduced growth of the region that controls the ability to abstract, question, and apply logic. An anticipated national multidenominational consortium of Christian churches may have the answers. Based on tightly controlled, double-blind, randomized laboratory experiments, their sci-
entists claim that variable expression of SOUL is strongly associated with the perceived “goodness” of individuals. This has led some researchers to propose that SOUL polymerizes (that is, joins together with itself ) to make a type of “moral fiber” molecule. Like other genes, in these studies some people appear to have more functional copies of what codes for SOUL – that is, more GoD – than other people. For example, people like televangelists, social conservatives and star quarterbacks may have more SOUL than others, while people like atheists, Europeans and prochoice proponents have defective copies that keep their SOUL to very low or undetectable levels. Should this be the case, the implications for the scientific and even social world are unfathomable. It would not be surprising if there are calls to redirect all funding currently not being applied to human embryonic stem cell research, which may have unprecedented thera-
peutic value, to figure out what SOUL really does. The aforementioned consortium is expected to announce their intention to pool their vast resources together to fund research looking into the feasibility of applying this discovery to biotechnology. They hope to follow the prototypical model set by Genentech in the late 1970s, in which human genes coding for the insulin protein were inserted into a the DNA of E. Coli bacteria for mass production of that protein. The churches hope to capitalize on the SOUL market that is sure to develop after this technology becomes commercially sustainable. Regardless of its eventual application, this discovery will certainly help to clarify the role of GoD in biology and the study of life. Hopefully, it will reduce the intellectually crippling confusion that comes about by bastardizing words and concepts borrowed from science and using them to legitimize sociopolitical and moral arguments.
Regardless of the circumstance, back-up plans are necessary michael piano Columnist
There is no certainty in this world other than death. Future graduates, post-graduates and every workin’ person in America ought to know that one’s plans in life are likely to be frustrated or thrown to the wind by chance, fate or happenstance. If the recent economic depression didn’t give you a wake-up call … then wake up. Nothing is certain, and tomorrow isn’t promised. Relatives die unexpectedly and long-term couples break up. Aside from hope in
the hereafter, the best way to counter the whims of a volatile economy, and equally iffy personal lives, is to be prepared to change paths without jeopardizing one’s current goals. Everyone could use a contingency plan or a plan B. Oftentimes, undergrads believe that they’re going to be school teachers, doctors, lawyers or professors, but within a year or two, they realize they don’t like their major, or they become uninterested in the profession. Suddenly, they don’t know where to go next. The same thing can happen to factory operators, tradesmen, grads, professionals, people in the middle of their careers, etc. One should always consider
other options, so in the event things unexpectedly change, there is already an idea of how to adjust. That’s where contingency plans are utilized. Having a minor or another set of skills is not a bad idea. Some ideas could be fluency in a foreign or computer language, or being an instructor in self-defense or personal training. One never knows when a hobby can become an occupation. Once arriving at college, students should not be alien to such lines of thinking. Back in the old days of elementary school, most boys wanted to be paleontologists (dinosaur diggers) or astronauts.
By high school, very few had such aspirations. But for some reason, once students reach their junior or senior year of college, they become too focused on careers they haven’t even started. The same one-track attitude can also manifest in one’s personal life. When some folks stumble across their first love in high school or college, they act as if the “prophecy of the one” is fulfilled. People tend to have this false belief that there is only one person out there for them, and there is only one job for them, as well. People shouldn’t await the coming of the chosen one while ignoring normal search patterns.
It’s fine if one believes that God plans our spouses; however, we’re living down here, and we have to live by the rules of this world. Providence usually works subtly within our own ways of doing things, not by some obvious manifestation of divine potency. It’s not wise to force fate’s hand. In personal matters, people should always be in a position to move on. Relationships end, but life doesn’t. What if your friends move away, or if suddenly, you have to move away from them? It would be nice to have been at least on friendly terms with some other people. Never talk smack on someone, because things have a way
of coming back to one. We all need contingency plans. Oftentimes, family members die early and people unexpectedly lose their jobs. These situations might be unfortunate, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to bounce back. No one knows what tomorrow brings. When life delivers unexpected circumstances, having a back-up plan will ensure you can continue with life happily. However, it’s also smart to make sure the back-up plan doesn’t interfere with the current plan. Living life to the fullest and making the best of one’s opportunities is ultimately the best plan one can have.
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Vienna Boys, McLachlan to come to WVU By jesse tabit A&e writer
Though the academic year is winding down, performances at West Virginia University are still going strong. Notable events include performances by the Vienna Boys Choir, “Fiddler on the Roof,” Sarah McLachlan and the “Music as a Weapon” tour. “There are quite a variety of shows,” said Alison Daly, public relations specialist for WVU Arts and Entertainment. “There is literally something for everyone from the Broad-
way fans, to the singer/songwriter fans, the rock concert fans.” Vienna Boys Choir has been a musical institution for more than 500 years, according to Daly, traveling the world, singing and earning money. The choir will be giving a Christmas show with holiday songs at the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the CAC Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for WVU students and range from $25 to $40 for the general public. “Fiddler on the Roof,” a
Tony Award-winning musical, centers on a man, his five daughters and his attempts to maintain traditions while dealing with outside influences. The musical, which opened in 1964, combines dance and comedy into a classic experience. The musical can be seen Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the CAC and tickets are $25 for students and between $40 to $50 for general audience, depending on seat location. Sarah McLachlan, twotime Grammy Award-winning
Mars a soulful, solo act in ‘Doo-wops’ mackenzie mays associate a&e editor
R&B/pop sensation Bruno Mars steps outside his typical collaborative efforts and proves himself as an independent musician in his debut album “Doo-wops & Hoolligans.” The album showcases Mars’s multi-genred sound, allowing him to prove his full potential and elaborate on the charming falsetto voice listeners heard featured on hits like B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire.” Mars’s first single “Just the Way You Are” was an instant mainstream hit, landing at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The love ballad is a success that makes super-cheesy lyrics work, masked by a heartmelting voice and a perfect pop beat born for radio. Current single and bitter, lovelorn track “Grenade” is Mars’s most impressive effort
to date. The song is capable of becoming an instant classic lyrically reminiscent of Kanye West’s “Heartless” coupled with high-energy MJ-like pop vibes. Lyrics like “Tell the devil I said hey when you get back to where you’re from,” leave the song’s wit unmatched on mainstream radio. Mars proves though he’s talented in a variety of genres, he’s a true R&B soul singer at heart on timelesssounding tracks like “Our First Time.” Look forward to hearing “Talking to the Moon”on the radio soon. The track encapsulates what Bruno Mars is all about – heartbreak, sang in a seamless, swooning tone that actually makes you want to be heartbroken. Upbeat tunes like the reggae-infused “Liquor Store Blues” featuring Damian Marley and the happy-golucky “Count on Me” throw listeners for a loop with the drastic change in style, but still come out hit-worthy. Essentially when Mars
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singer/songwriter, will be at the CAC on Friday, Jan. 14. She will be joined by performers Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland. Tickets range from $42-$72. Heavy metal bands Korn and Disturbed will be performing at the WVU Coliseum on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced from $41-47. Also, Daly is encouraging people to come out and enjoy “Mamma Mia!,” a musical that follows a girl who tries to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding. The story is told through
Bruno Mars This album is a classic pop effort with a variety of influences. steps out of the box, it’s surprisingly interesting and unique enough for fans to still appreciate it. However, he knows what he’s good at, so, it’s okay if he wants to continue producing charming love ballads because no matter what he’s singing about, we’ll continue to listen to that undeniably smooth and soulful voice made for pop. email@example.com
Tickets are $25 for students and between $35 to $45 for general admission. “We work hard to try and bring a variety to the students and the community, and I think that if people come out, they will enjoy whichever show they prefer to see,” Daly said. Tickets for any of these events can be purchased at the CAC Box Office or the Mountainlair Box Office. For more event information on campus visit http://events. wvu.edu. firstname.lastname@example.org
Soundvizion release Christmas single by jake potts
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songs from the popular 1970s pop-band ABBA. The musical can be seen from Dec. 7 through Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the CAC, and tickets are $30 for WVU students and between $40 to $57 depending on seat location for the general public. Furthermore, musical sensation STOMP can be seen at the CAC Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The show consists of eight members who use non-conventional items such as garbage cans and wooden poles to make music.
Soundvizion artists along with the production of DJ Monsta Lung have released a new song to help the holiday spirits of the Morgantown area. The group found inspiration to write a holiday theme song to debut on its upcoming mix tape. The performers decided to release the song early to help their listeners prepare for the holiday season and get into the spirit. Soundvizion, made up of many local artists, including popular producer DJ Monsta Lung, has started a trend of releasing a new mix tape monthly for their audience. The single comes ahead of the not-yet-completed mixtape “Santa Soundvizion Saves Christmas,”though they plan to have it out in the next few weeks. The single they have decided to release came from inspiration the group’s DJ, DJ
Monsta Lung (Eric Jordan), found by simply being in the Morgantown area during this time of year. Jordan enjoys Morgantown through the holiday season. “Just getting to see all the lights up and down High Street with the snow falling and everyone doing their holiday shopping really gets you in the spirit for the holidays,” he said. The song is a collaboration of all of the group’s rappers. With each rapper having different views of the holiday season, many parts of the holiday season are captured in the new single. The rappers in the song include 6’6 240, A Breezy, Ace Beanz, Willz P and Thack. The rappers sing about different elements and perspectives of the holiday season. “The song really talks about everything that we love in the holiday season,” he said. “From Grandma’s eggnog to office Christmas parties, holiday shopping to just
‘Morgantown Christmas’ SOUNDVIZION The Soundvizion Christmas single is available for download at http://monstalungtv.blogspot. com/2010/12/morgantownchristmas-team-soundvizion. html. watching the snow fall – the song really captures the best parts of the season.” The release of their newest mix tape will be publicized by a “Christmas Party” to take place at Buck’s Bar in South Park on Dec. 17. email@example.com
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ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL WELLNESS AND NETWORK MARKETING/DIRECT SELLING INFO SESSION Continual will be in Room 347 of the Business MON GENERAL HOSPITAL needs and Economics building at noon. volunteers for the information Open to all students. desk, pre-admission testing, hospitality cart, mail delivery and gift Dec. 10 shop. For more information, call THE WVU CREATIVE ROLE PLAY- Christina Brown at 304-598-1324. ING CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. in the WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topBluestone Room of the Mountainlair. ics such as nutrition, sexual health For more information, visit www. and healthy living are provided for morgantownrp.com. Meetings are interested student groups, orgaopen to the public. nizations or classes by WELL WVU Student Wellness and Health ProEvery Monday motion. For more information, visit KAPPA PHI, a Christian wom- www.well.wvu.edu/wellness. en’s service organization, meets at WELL WVU STUDENT HEALTH 7 p.m. at Wesley United Method- is paid for by tuition and fees and ist Church on the corner of N. High is confidential. For appointments and Willey streets. For more infor- or more information, call 304-293mation, e-mail kappaphi_pi@ho- 2311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/ tmail.com or visit www.freewebs. medical. com/kappaphipi. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets AIKIDO FOR BEGINNERS is at 6 nightly in the Morgantown and p.m. at 160 Fayette St. The first class Fairmont areas. For more informais free, with special rates for WVU tion, call the helpline at 800-766students. For more information, e- 4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS mail email@example.com. RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION meets daily. For help or a schedule, meets at 7:30 p.m. Any issues per- call 304-291-7918. For more infortaining to residence halls can be mation, visit www.aawv.org. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonbrought up and discussed at this meeting. For more information, profit organization serving West contact Victoria Ball at vball@mix. Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care wvu.edu. RIFLE CLUB meets from 6 p.m. items and volunteers to support all to 8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell aspects of the organization’s acBuilding. For more information, tivities. For more information, call contact Abbey at aheiskel@mix. 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING wvu.edu or Bob at rdriscol@wvu. SERVICES are provided for free by edu. FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LAN- the Carruth Center for PsychologiGUAGE ADVANCED CONVERSATION cal and Psychiatric Services. A walkGROUP meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 Moose Cafe for conversation, friend- a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include edship and free English conversation ucational, career, individual, coulessons. New friends are always wel- ples and group counseling. Please come. For more information, e-mail visit www.well.wvu.edu to find out Erin at mclv_advanced_conversa- more information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT firstname.lastname@example.org. STUDENTS TAKING ACTION HOUSE, a local outreach organizaNOW: DARFUR meets at 7 p.m. tion, needs volunteers for daily proin the Mountain Room of the grams and special events. For more Mountainlair. STAND is active in information or to volunteer, conplanning events to raise money and tact Adrienne Hines at vc_srsh@hoawareness on the ongoing geno- tmail.com or 304-599-5020. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILcide in Darfur, Sudan. For more information, contact Felicia at fgil- DREN needs volunteers. WIC email@example.com or 732-674-8357. vides education, supplemental FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADER- foods and immunizations for pregSHIP ALLIANCE meets in the Black- nant women and children under 5 water Room of the Mountainlair at years of age. This is an opportunity 7:30 p.m. For more information, e- to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, mail firstname.lastname@example.org. WVU FENCING CLUB hosts be- contact Michelle Prudnick at 304ginners fencing practice from 7 598-5180 or 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is availp.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stansbury Hall Gym. For more information, able on the first Monday of every e-mail email@example.com or month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the visit www.fencingclub.studentorgs. Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available wvu.edu. WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from in 20 minutes and are confidential. 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ridgeview Rac- To make an appointment, call 304quet Club. For carpooling, call 304- 293-4117. For more information, 906-4427. New members are always visit www.caritashouse.net. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a welcome. CHESS CLUB meets from 6 p.m. United Way agency, is looking for to 9 p.m. in the food court of the volunteers to become Big BrothMountainlair. Players of all skill lev- ers and Big Sisters in its one-onels are invited to come. For more in- one community-based and school-
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based mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304983-2823, ext. 104 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail email@example.com. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email MCLV2@comcast.net. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to www.m-snap.org. THE CONDOM CARAVAN will be in Room G304 of the Health Sciences Center on Mondays and the Mountainlair on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, e-mail Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the IVCF website at www.wvuiv. org.edu. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, e-mail amy.keesee@mail. wvu.edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. Mpowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. THE MORGANTOWN FUN FACTORY, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers to work at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia. For more information, go to www.thefunfactory.org or email CDMofWV@gmail.com. CHRISTIAN HELP, a nonprofit that offers free resources to the less fortunate, is in need of volunteers to assist with its programs. For more information, call 304-296-0221.
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BORN TODAY This year, you open up to a new beginning, making a longtime desire or hope possible. Use your imagination as inspiration. Your creativity flows beyond the obvious ideas. You also can manifest a strong sense of financial acuity. If you are single, you’ll meet someone to date with ease, but perhaps not to commit to for forever. Make a decision dependent on your personal commitments. Note that your charisma soars this year. If you are attached, know that the show is not always about you! Give more, and the relationship will warm up all the more. CAPRICORN has sound ideas.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH You might be one of the foot soldiers today. You perform many necessary tasks at home and/or at work to keep life moving in the right way. If you decide this course of action doesn’t really work, take your time expressing that thought, or just wait. Tonight: Let a loved one vent.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Let your intellect blend with your imagination. Take the lead role in a conversation or on a project. Though you might be jolted by some realization, you need to know the complete picture. Tonight: Count on a late one, as you mull over the day’s happenings. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH You can be found deep in thought. Know that this act of reflection is the smart move as you decide what you want and the appropriate action to take. Tonight: Let your mind wander while listening to great music. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH Others want to steer, and you won’t even have the luxury of being a backseat driver. Though you might bend for a while, know that this implicit demand is not reasonable. When waters seem smoother, be willing to step in and
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Tap into your renowned innovative style. You’ll come up with answers much quicker than you anticipated. You find solutions today but act tomorrow. Don’t run matters to a speedy conclusion. Remember, there could be a glitch on the way. Tonight: Take some much-needed time. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Your innate resourcefulness could be tested. Where you thought you had answers and could get results, you discover otherwise. Take your time. If you’re not feeling 100 percent, slow down. You easily could make an error. Tonight: Acting like it is the weekend!
be right about everything, but neither is anyone else. Startling behavior sends you back into thought. Tonight: Chat with a friend. Catch up on news. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Others look to you because you exude energy and zest. If you don’t want to play this leadership/mentoring role, let people know. Your creativity seems like an endless well right now. Tonight: Stop. Treat yourself. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Tune in to your inner self. You could discover that you have a lot less energy than you realize. If you don’t, you could see more backfires in one day than you care to. Accept yourself and allow for off moments. Tonight: Starting to feel restored. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Zero in on what you want. For some, this emphasis could involve a meeting and a new direction. If you can deal with a risk, go ahead. Do use care with your finances and a purchase, in any case. Tonight: On top of your game.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Keep a discussion moving. Yes, you might not want to hear someone’s opinions, but trust that you need to. Schedule meetings and return calls. Your efficiency will be tested soon enough. Use care while driving later today. Tonight: Isn’t it time to do nothing?
PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Read Sagittarius for a hint. Your drive and follow-through will make all the difference. Understanding evolves to a new level because of a discussion. Remember that you don’t need to create an uproar in order to gain the results you want. Tonight: Join friends.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH Your sense of what is appropriate easily could be off. You might want to rethink an idea or plan. You might not always
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Game Rebellion plays at 123 Pleasant Street
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Former WVU running back Cooper Rego performs a stand-up routine Thursday night at 123 Pleasant Street before Game Rebellion takes the stage.
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Game Rebellion guitarist Yohimbe Sampson bathes in the spotlights at 123 Pleasant Street Former all-American WVU linebacker Grant Wiley introduces Game Rebellion. Thursday night as he lays down a solo.
‘Scrooged’ a Christmas comedy classic JAMIE CARBONE CAMPUS CALENDAR EDITOR
Charles Dickens’ seasonal classic “A Christmas Carol” has been adapted time and time again, be it the CGI version starring Jim Carrey, the muppet version with Michael Caine or the animated “Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol.” Yet, one of the greatest versions to reach the silver screen is “Scrooged,” an adaptation that loses just about everything from the original story except the theme and the ghosts. The movie is about Frank Cross (Bill Murray), a conceited executive of television programming who has lost his true love, barely sees his family and, on Christmas Eve, fires quiet employee Eliot (Bobcat Goldthwait) for having a slight criticism of something Cross produced. The guy is a jerk, but he’s good at his job, as he is put in charge of a live television version of “A Christmas Carol” on Christmas Eve, a show that will make or break his career. Before the show even goes on, he is visited by his deceased mentor Lew (John Forsythe) and told that he too will be visited by three ghosts, real ones, to keep him from making the same mistakes Lew did. That night, he deals with the ghosts, tries to reunite with
ex Claire (Karen Allen), keep his job and fight off a drunk and vengeful Eliot, all while learning the true meaning of Christmas. This film takes a creative spin on the classic tale so that it gives fans something new while still keeping the traditional themes. It also has one of the best performances ever from Murray, who plays a smarmy malcontent so well that it might as well be a bullet point on his resume. Besides Murray, it also features a fantastic performance from Karen Allen, the actress who played Marion Ravenwood in the Indiana Jones series of films, and who, sadly, didn’t get enough work when she was in her prime. Her role as Claire, a truly good person, can inspire crushes regardless of any age difference. Bobcat Goldthwait too does a memorable performance as Eliot, a guy who seems to be the universe’s beating stick, yet is actually a nice guy. Plus it’s nice to see him play a character who isn’t just a really loud troublemaker. The film also features a ridiculous amount of cameos, such as several of the Murray brothers, iconic crooner Robert Goulet, musicians such as Miles Davis and Paul Shaffer and West Virginia native Mary Lou Retton as Tiny Tim in the live version of “A Christmas Carol.”
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Netic Rebel of Game Rebellion sings atop the speaker cabinets at 123 Pleasant Street.
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Bill Murray, above, stars in ‘Scrooged,’ an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic ‘ A Christmas Carol.’ Also noteworthy are the special effects that they used, which even today creep my out a bit, such as how Lew’s zombie body looks, a frozen corpse found in the sewers or the Ghost of Christmas Future, which is a brilliant spin on the character. In fact, the re-imagining done for all the spirits is pretty neat, with the Ghost of Christmas Past (rocker David Johansen) now being a curmudgeon cab driver, and the Ghost of Christmas Present (comedian Carol Kane) an easily excited pixie with a bit of a mean streak, are each more interesting than the classic version that
have been presented over the years. The only complaint really is that there is kind of a reason for this guy to be a bit of a jerk, as the possibility of losing his job is always dangling over his head, unlike Scrooge who has already made his fortune in his old age. While it might be a bit dated now, for a film that is over 20 years old, it still holds up pretty well and is a great choice for those who don’t want a Christmas movie aimed at children. Just try to avoid falling in love with Karen Allen. email@example.com
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WVU’s defensive pressure picks up against Rutgers’ young QB By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer
At the beginning of the season, West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin set a goal for himself. The junior college transfer from Stone Mountain, Ga., wanted to tally at least 15 sacks by the season’s end. His pair against Rutgers in the Mountaineers’ 35-14 win brought Irvin’s total up to 12 on the year, which is best in the Big East Conference. Although he is still three off his anticipated mark, Irvin is proud of his play in his first year at West Virginia. “That’s what they brought me in to do, get to the quarterback,” he said. “I’m just blessed. I thank God for giving me the athletic ability that he gave me.” Two of his fellow defensive linemen were also able to smother Rutgers true freshman quarterback Chas Dodd. On top of Irvin’s two sacks for 14 yards, defensive tackle Scooter Berry earned one, while defensive end Julian Miller got to Dodd three times. “It felt good to get the pressure we wanted to get on him,” Miller said. “We knew coming in the game, even though he’s had yearly experience, he’s still a freshman. We tried to get as much pressure on him as we could.” Nose tackle Chris Neild said the swarming defensive game plan is nothing new to the unit. Getting to the quarterback has been the defense’s objective all season long. It has shown on the stat
Continued from page 12 falling in its final game of the season to Maryland, a team West Virginia beat. NCST finished the regular season with the ACC’s top rated passing offense, having averaged 281.7 passing yards-per-game behind junior quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson finished as the league’s most efficient passer and leader and total offense after throwing for 3,288 yards
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Members of the West Virginia defense tackle a Rutgers player during WVU’s 35-14 win over the Scarlet Knights Saturday. sheet. The Mountaineers have 40 sacks this season. That is third-best in the country behind Florida State and Boise State. “That’s always part of our game plan,” he said. “To disrupt anything they’re trying to do, that goes for any quarterback. If we can re-route any receiver or force a quick throw, that always helps out on the back end.” It took two games before the Mountaineers recorded a sack, though. Against Maryland in the third game of the year, the Mountaineers finally made it to the quarterback. For Irvin, it was a personal struggle adjusting to the new dynamics of high-level college football. Yet, he was the first WVU player to record a sack in 2010.
“They were the first Division-I games I played in,” he said. “The speed was different. After the Maryland game, things kind of slowed down.” Effort-wise, Miller gave the defense a resounding grade of “A plus” against the Scarlet Knights. Despite two lapses that led to scores, he still believes Saturday’s game was one of the best performances of the season. That occurred with two senior starters absent for the majority of the game. Neild and cornerback Brandon Hogan nursed injuries and rested in the final 30 minutes. Defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel said Neild and Hogan could have played, but it was in the best interest of the team to give the two time off and allow for some reserves
experience. “That’s why you practice and you have two’s,” Casteel said. “You’ll need other guys to step up.” In place of Neild, reserve nose tackle Josh Taylor received reps. Cornerback Pat Miller filled in for Hogan. “Our backups are real valuable,” Neild said. “We don’t have any problem throwing somebody in the mix. People know their role, they know how this defense works, so they adjusted pretty well.” With just the bowl game remaining, Irvin still has a chance to reach his goal of 15 sacks. However, it is not the first thing on his mind. “If they come, they come,” he said. “I only care about getting that final win.”
and 28 touchdowns. The dual-threat quarterback also rushed for 394 yards and a team-high nine touchdowns. Wilson was recruited by current WVU safeties Steve Dunlap while Dunlap was on the Wolfpack’s coaching staff. “He’s a whale of a player and a great competitor,” Stewart said. “I know what he can do, and I know the record he has. His stats are phenomenal. They should get everyone’s attention rather quickly.” Defensively, N.C. State is led by senior Nate Irving,
who finished with 88 tackles and six sacks while finishing second in the ACC in tackles for loss. The defense ended second in the conference against the run, allowing 113 rush yards-per-game but was one of the league’s worst defenses against the pass, allowing 227.5 passing yards-per-game. The unit recorded 40 sacks on the season, but also surrendered the most first downs in the conference. West Virginia is 5-4 alltime against the Wolfpack,
although the teams haven’t faced off since 1979. The series began in 1914. The Mountaineers are 2-8 all-time in bowl games played in the state of Florida. Tickets for the game for the general public go on sale today at 9 a.m. Tickets for WVU’s allotment are $65 each and can be purchased online at WVUGAME. com, or by calling the Mountaineer Ticket Office at 1-800WVU GAME.
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Continued from page 12 It was, after all, one of the toughest comebacks to execute in school history. After their loss to Connecticut Oct. 29, the Mountaineers came together as a group and began to realize their potential. It showed what head coach Bill Stewart likes to call “resolve.” West Virginia spent the next four games trying to “Match the Mountains.” It did everything it could, and with four straight wins to end the regular season, the Mountaineers made it interesting – more so than any fan thought at about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 29. WVU could’ve flopped. It could’ve buckled under the extreme pressure from fans across Mountaineer Nation and stayed at the bottom of the Big East. But, Stewart pulled this team together and made it believe once again. He made it realize the talent on the squad and tapped into it. From Oct. 30 on, everything went right … up until Saturday. West Virginia just needed one more thing to go its way. Sadly, that jig in the end zone Stewart did following his team’s win over Rutgers was all for naught. His team will be facing N.C. State in the Champs Sports Bowl instead of playing for a BCS bowl.
Continued from page 12 West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith had his best career game in the victory, finishing 23-for-28 for a career-high 352 yards and a touchdown. The sophomore finished the season with the second-best passing season in school history, behind only Marc Bulger’s 1998 record of 3,607 yards. Fellow sophomore Tavon Austin caught Smith’s touchdown – a 19-yard score with 8:21 remaining in the first quarter. Austin finished with 121 receiving yards, while also leading the Mountaineers in rushing yards after his only carry of the game went for a 46-yard touchdown 37 seconds into the fourth quarter. “That run broke the game open,” Stewart said. “I complimented Geno because he kept wanting to keep the ball on that belly veer. But, finally, he gave it to Tavon, and they took Geno instead of him.” Ryan Clarke scored three times on seven carries, including scoring twice in the second half to lead the offense that compiled 523 yards in the game – the highest total
West Virginia deserved a chance to play for a BCS bowl game. That second-rated defense surely deserved to be tested and prove it was the best on one of the highest stages. In the end, UConn topped everyone else in the Big East. West Virginia can put in its media guide next year that it won the conference, but we all know that it didn’t win anything more than a nice gesture. Because of Saturday’s results, the Big East will take one step closer to becoming a mediocre conference. That is, unless the Huskies can shock the world and upset Oklahoma – similar to what WVU did in 2008. Let’s just be honest, though, this UConn team is nowhere near what the Mountaineers were that year. Neither is the Big East. This season will forever be remembered as the year WVU fumbled away an all but surebet bid to a BCS game. Still, this four-game winning streak shouldn’t be forgotten. UConn, Pittsburgh and West Virginia will stake claim to the Big East title. There really isn’t a Big East champion in my mind, though. Each team is a little too mediocre to tout a title in a BCS league. If anything, though, the Mountaineers deserved a BCS shot. They wouldn’t embarrass themselves. firstname.lastname@example.org
since Stewart was named head coach in 2007, and the most since the 2007 Fiesta Bowl win against Oklahoma. Clarke’s solid day did not start off so well, though, as he fumbled the ball on the Mountaineers first drive at the Rutgers’ 8-yard line “Fumbles are part of the game, and it happens,” Clarke said. “It is my job to finish off drives. I did my job today.” The Mountaineer defense gave up just 203 total yards and finished as the only team in the country that didn’t allow more than 21 points in the season. The unit finished the regular season second in the nation in scoring and rushing defense and third in total defense. The defense sacked Rutgers quarterback Chas Dodd six times in the game to finish the regular season with 40 sacks, third-highest in the country. “The defense feeds off of stuff like that,” said WVU defensive end Bruce Irvin. “The sacks just started rolling in after the first three games.” With the win, WVU finished the regular season with a 9-3 record overall, along with a 5-2 mark in the Big East. email@example.com
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Freshman Palmer scores 22 to lift WVU past High Point By John Terry
Frontcourt play has led WVU early in season
Despite the chilly weather Saturday evening, West Virginia freshman guard Taylor Palmer couldn’t be cooled down against High Point. The Mount Vernon, N.Y., native hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points in 26 minutes to lead the No. 10 Mountaineers to an 89-57 win at the WVU Coliseum. She more than doubled her previous career-high of nine points. “I just try to do what I can for the team,” Palmer said. “Me making shots takes the pressure off (of other shooters). I’m just trying to perfect my role on the team.” West Virginia used a 26-8 run midway through the first half to build a 33-13 lead. The Mountaineers didn’t look back, as they took a 45-23 lead into halftime. West Virginia shot 50 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, including seven 3-point shots against the Panthers’ 2-3 and box-andone zone defenses. “We’re going to see a lot of 2-3 zone,” said West Virginia head coach Mike Carey. “We just have to hit the shots.” The hot shooting continued in the second half, as the Mountaineers were able to go on a 20-4 run to extend their lead to 72-39 with 9:36 remaining. West Virginia shot 45.6 percent from the field, including a blazing 40 percent from 3-point range. The Mountaineers were also supported by strong performances from senior Madina Ali and sophomore Asya Bussie. Ali scored 13 points and recorded eight rebounds. Bussie had 14 points and nine rebounds. Freshman point guard Brooke Hampton, filling in for injured starter Sarah Miles, scored a career-high 14 points to go along with six assists and no turnovers. She was 4-for-7 from behind the arc. Hampton’s assist to turnover ratio is now 23-to-3. Senior forward Korinne Campbell finished with nine points and a season-high 11 rebounds. Carey said Campbell is still feeling effects from a sprained ankle she suffered earlier in the season. This is the first time the Mountaineers have scored more than 89 points in two consecutive games since the 2007-08 season when the Mountaineers scored 91 and 93 on back-toback nights. firstname.lastname@example.org
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West Virginia’s Taylor Palmer shoots a jumper against High Point during the Mountaineers’ win Saturday.
Eight games into the season, it’s no secret the No. 10 West Virginia women’s basketball team can shoot the ball well from the outside. The Mountaineers (80) hit 12 3-pointers Saturday night, which is tied for the fifth-most in a game in school history. Not only have they shot well from the perimeter, but WVU is starting to dominate on the inside, as well. In Saturday’s 89-57 win over High Point, the group of forward Madina Ali, center Asya Bussie, forward Korinne Campbell and center Ayana Dunning combined for 37 points and 34 of West Virginia’s 50 rebounds for the game. “(Rebounding) was big for us,” said West Virginia head coach Mike Carey. “That team wasn’t big, but a lot of small teams will outquick you to rebounds ... Our players did a good job of getting to them.” WVU was also able to hit the offensive boards. Those four had a big hand in almost all of WVU’s 23 offensive rebounds, which resulted in 29 second-chance points. While Ali has been playing solid on offense and defense throughout the first eight games of the season, Bussie and Campbell have been working their way back from injuries. Dunning is
still searching for her offense to click the way Carey imagined it during the preseason. The last two games have been especially encouraging for Bussie, who has struggled with a knee injury. Against Elon, she notched her first double-double of the season, finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds and picked up where she left off Saturday, a rebound short of a second-straight double-double. For Bussie, a sophomore who played 29 minutes per game as a freshman, the added depth has allowed her to have improved energy on the court. “We make sure that we always have someone fresh (on the bench),” Bussie said. “Whenever I get tired, I’m able to come out and can come back in fresh.” With the addition of front-court players, Carey is able to put out a more diverse lineup depending on matchups. Bussie and Dunning offer more of a post presence on the low block, while Ali and Campbell can give the team a more versatile look, as they’re able to do damage in the post and outside on the perimeter. “Where I haven’t done a good job is finding a good mix to get here on the floor,” Carey said. “I’ve got to find a better rotation, but I’m still working on that.” email@example.com
Minnesota overcomes loss Pennesi leads West Virginia of Favre to top Bills, 38-14 at Cliff Keen Invitational MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—Brett Favre’s consecutive games played streak could be in trouble again if his sprained shoulder doesn’t get better by next weekend. The Vikings have found a groove under interim head coach Leslie Frazier, however, regardless of who’s at quarterback. Tarvaris Jackson threw two touchdown passes to Sidney Rice in relief after Favre hurt his shoulder on the first series, Adrian Peterson rushed for three touchdowns on a sprained ankle and the Vikings rolled over the Buffalo Bills 38-14 on Sunday. With All-Pro left guard Steve Hutchinson (thumb) and wide receiver Percy Harvin (illness) out, the Vikings (5-7) outgained the Bills 387-239 and gave Frazier a fun afternoon on his first home game since replacing the fired Brad Childress. The Vikings are 2-0 under Frazier, who interviewed for the Bills head coaching position last winter that went to Chan Gailey. Frazier didn’t hesitate to declare that Favre is still the starting quarterback if he’s healthy enough to play. The question about returning to the field, Favre said, wasn’t about whether he wanted to endure the pain but whether he could be effective. Which he couldn’t on Sunday. “That’s saying a lot for me,” Favre said, leaving his status for the next game against the New York Giants uncertain. Jackson threw three interceptions but after Drayton Flor-
ence returned the first one for a touchdown, Jackson led the Vikings to touchdowns on their next four possessions to put the game away before halftime. Jackson, finished 15 for 22 for 187 yards, smiled when asked whether he thought Favre was too beat up to start next week. “He’s played 15,000 games straight now, so he’ll probably play 15,001 next week,” Jackson said.
“I only had to make one guy miss most of the time, and the guys were doing a great job of keeping guys off me,” JonesDrew said. “That performance was a total team effort.” The Jaguars got a bit of revenge for a 30-3 loss to Tennessee on Oct. 18 by taking control on the ground from the start on a cold, windy day. They scored on their opening drive by running through and over the Titans to split the seaJACKSONVILLE 17, Tennes- son series. Jennings scored on an see 6 11-yard run to cap the 12-play, Maurice Jones-Drew and the 77-yard drive. Jacksonville Jaguars are having fun trying to run their way to an CHICAGO 24, Detroit 20 The Chicago Bears beat the AFC South title. Jones-Drew turned in the Detroit Lions thanks in part to a NFL’s second-best rushing effort questionable call. of the season with 186 yards on Again. Jay Cutler threw a go-ahead 31 carries, and Rashad Jennings and quarterback David Garrard touchdown pass to Brandon each ran for a touchdown in the Manumaleuna one play after an Jaguars’ 17-6 victory over the eyebrow-raising penalty midway Tennessee Titans on Sunday. through the fourth quarter, liftHouston’s Arian Foster has ing the Chicago Bears to a 24the top rushing game this sea- 20 victory over the Detroit Lions son with 231 yards against Indi- on Sunday. anapolis on Sept. 12. The NFC-North leading Bears “Obviously, Maurice Jones- (9-3) took advantage of referee Drew was special today, and we Ed Hochuli flagging Ndamukong rode Maurice hard today,” Jack- Suh for unnecessary roughness. sonville coach Jack Del Rio said. Suh hit Cutler’s shoulder pads hard from behind when the “He had a superb game.” With their fourth win in five quarterback was running downgames, the Jaguars (7-5) took field. Cutler then connected with over first-place in the AFC South, Manumaleuna on a 7-yard pass a half-game ahead of the Colts, with 8:39 left. who played later Sunday. JonesThe Lions (2-10) have lost five Drew has run for at least 100 straight this season and an NFLyards now in five straight games, record 19 within the division for but his latest may have been his the longest skid since the 1970 easiest. merger.
By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer
The 2010 season has been one to remember thus far for West Virginia sophomore wrestler Nathan Pennesi. The Latrobe, Pa., native has been a rising star on the Mountaineers’ squad and carried on with that success this past weekend in the Pennesi Cliff Keen Collegiate Wrestling Invitational in Las Vegas. Pennesi was the lone West Virginia wrestler to advance to the second round of the consolation quarterfinals Saturday by defeating Oregon
State’s Kelly Kubec, who entered eighth in the country, by a 9-1 decision. The 133-pounder would later fall to 12th-ranked B.J. Futrell of Illinois. The tournament was the largest the Mountaineers will compete in this season. “I’d say it’s one of the three premier tournaments in the country,” said WVU head coach Craig Turnbull. “It’s a diverse and strong tournament, which is why we choose to go to it so they can see some of the top teams in the country.” A pair of other WVU grapplers advanced to the quarterfinals on the opening day of competition. Shane Young was upended by No. 3 Anthony Robies of Arizona State and Navy’s Aaron Kalil at the 125-pound class. The sophomore’s only win
of the weekend came against Justin Brooks of Indiana. Matt Ryan, of the 184-pound class, went 2-for-2 on the day with wins over North Dakota State’s Ken Moenkedick and Columbia’s Nicholas Mills. Illinois’ Tony Dallago beat Ryan in his second heat and was ultimately pinned by Todd Noel of Cal State Fullerton in the final quarterfinal round. Although it was apparent there are better teams than the Mountaineers, the tournament serves as a gauge on where West Virginia needs to improve. “The whole trip is a learning experience,” Turnbull said. “It gives them a good idea of where they stand and what they need to work on throughout the rest of the season.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hurricanes’ late comeback downs West Virginia, 79-76 By brian gawthrop Associate sports editor
West Virginia failed its first road test of the season. The Mountaineers blew a 13-point lead with 12:17 remaining and fell to homestanding Miami 79-76 Saturday at Coral Gables, Fla. The Hurricanes took only their second lead of the game with four minutes left and made nine of their last 10 freethrow attempts to improve to 6-2 on the season. The loss dropped West Virginia to 6-2 on the season and was the program’s first regular season loss to an ACC opponent since falling to Georgia Tech in 1998. Down by 13 points, Miami rode the shooting of Adrian Thomas late. Thomas hit two of his three second-half 3-pointers on consecutive possessions against the West Virginia 1-3-1 defense to cut the WVU lead to four with eight minutes remaining. Shortly thereafter, the Hurricanes cut the lead to one, 6463, on a Malcolm Grant shot and foul shot with 4:47 remaining. Grant hit a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to take UM’s second lead of the game and their first since early in the first half. The Mountaineers tied the game 66-66 on two Truck Bryant free throws before Miami regained the lead for good with a Reggie Johnson closerange jumper. Johnson finished with six points in the final 2:23 minutes, despite playing 15 minutes in the second half with four fouls. Miami’s secondleading scorer was forced to the bench with three fouls in the opening half and committed his fourth foul five minutes into the second half. The 6-foot-10 center played only 20 minutes in the game, but scored 14 points to go
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ATTENTION STUDENTS Want to live in the most convenient place in Morgantown? That would be 1993 Water Street—Mountaineer Court! 2 and 3 Bedrooms available now plus leasing for next year. 304-598-2285. AVAILABLE CHRISTMAS, VERY NICE 1BR with AC, WD. Great location. 304-291-2103. AVAILABLE MAY 2011. 1,2,3,4,5,6BR 304-296-5931. BARRINGTON NORTH, prices starting at $595. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. 599-6376 www.morgantownapartments.com
BCKRENTALS.COM 304-594-1200 4 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Larger than most! Walk to Classes! Downtown Campus NO BUSSES NEEDED www.bckrentals.com LARGE 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. NO PETS. Downtown. Lease and deposit. Call: 304-685-6565.
Available Now or for May 2011 2 & 3/BR Newly Remodeled Close to main campus W/D, DW, AC Private Parking Pets/Fee (Three unrelated only)
304 - 296 - 4998 FIVE (5) 1/BR APARTMENTS NOW available. West Run, Morgantown. $600/mo each plus $300/dep. NO PETS. Call Jess: 304-290-8572. GREEN PROPERTIES remodeled 1,3&4/BR Apts. & Houses. Sunnyside & South Park. $375-$400/person plus util. Very nice! 304-216-3402. Available May 15 LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR DUPLEX apartment. Available Now. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $750/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225 MODERN 2/BR APARTMENT. Carpeted, A/C, Off-street parking. Walk to Ruby. 304-685-6695. NEW 2&3/BR APTS, FOREST AVE. 2 minute walk to campus. W/D, DW, Central heat/air. 304-685-7835.
PRETE RENTAL APARTMENTS
2 KOOL 4 SCHOOL... NEAR STADIUM 3BR house, 21/2baths, 1C garage, 3car OSP. CAC. WD. $460/person/month +utilities. Owner pays garbage. Call Steve at 304-288-6012.
EFF: 1BR: 2BR: Now Leasing For 2010 OFF-STREET PARKING EVANSDALE / STAR CITY LOCATION LOCALLY OWNED ON-SITE MAINTENANCE MOST UNITS INCLUDE: HEAT, WATER, and GARBAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Unfurnished 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance & Enforcement Officer Off Street parking
DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES Phone: 304-292-0900
STARTING AS LOW AS $510.00 PER PERSON PLUS UTILITIES Glenlock 2BR 2BA $510/Person $1020
EVANSDALE PROPERTIES Phone 304-598-9001 STARTING AS LOW AS $320.00 PER PERSON
Copperfield 1BR Copperfield 2BR $370/Person Copperfield 2BR/2BA $397.50/Person
$675 $900 $595 $740 $795
w w w. m e t r o p r o p e r t y m g m t . n e t NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834. POSSIBLE SHORT-TERM LEASE: 2/BR. AC. WD. Close to campus. NO PETS. $650/mo. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED TO share 2BR. Near downtown campus. $350 +utilities. Parking. WD. No Pets. Available now. 304-599-2991.
CLOSE DOWNTOWN, NEXT TO ARNOLD HALL. 3,4,5&6/BR houses. Excellent condition. A/C, W/D, parking and yard. Utilities included. No dogs. 12 month lease. 304-288-1572 or 296-8491
MALE OR FEMALE ROOMMATE FOR SPRING semester in nice/clean townhome 5miles to HSC. Room w/own Bath. Dogs ok. $400+utilities/month. 410-807-2976.
ROOMMATES NEEDED FOR DIFFERENT situations. Call BCK Rentals. 304-594-1200
3/BR, 2/BA C/AC. W/D. GAS, HEAT, deck/yard. Near airport. NO PETS. $900/mo plus utilities. 304-291-6533. 304-290-0548. 304-288-2740.
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211 Willey Street Corner or Willey and High 1-2-3-Bedroom Swipe Card Entry Camera System Large Laurndry Facitities D/W, Micro Wave 409 High Street 2 Bedroom D/W, Laundry Facitities Camera System With Secure Entry Door $450/$500 Per Person 387 High Street (Pita Pit Building) 1,2,3, Bedroom With Utilities and Furnished Laundry Facitities $460/$525 Per Person 156 Plesant Street 2 Bedroom With Gas Heat & Water $425/$475 Per Person 524 McLane Ave. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath W/D $350/Per Person Plus Utilities 608, 612, 620, Grant Ave. 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Off Street Parking $375/Per Person Call For Information
APTS AND HOUSES FOR RENT 217, 221, 225, 227 Jones Ave. 617 North Street, 341 Mulberry Street, 1-4/BR. $325-$475 each plus utilities. Free off-street parking. NO PETS. Lease May 15, 2011. E.J. Stour 304-685-3457 AVAILABLE MAY/2011 3 BEDROOM/ 2 bath duplex. 135-B Lorentz Ave. walk to downtown campus. W/D, off street parking, utilities plus secutrity deposit. Call 304-692-5845. AVAILABLE MAY2011 FOUR BEDROOM duplex. 135-A Lorentz Ave. walk to downtown campus. W/D, off street parking, utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845. AVAILABLE NOW 6 MONTH LEASE with possibility to renew later. 2/BR 2/Master BA. Modern new kitchen, huge living room. 1/2 BA on main floor. CA/C, low utilities. Garage with bonus room. 2/min walk to Med Center/PRT/Stadium. 304-599-9654 AVAILABLE NOW! 2/BR-1.5/BA NORTHRIDGE Townhouse. Conveniently located off of Van Voohris. Completely renovated. Everything is new! W/D included. Short term lease okay. $900/mo. Will consider dogs with deposit. 304-685-4865. COUNTRY LIVING: SMALL HOUSE 11 miles north of Morgantown. OSP. Pets negotiable. $600 utilities included. 293-5348; 293-5121 X5509 Kathleen. HOUSES FOR 2-3-4/PERSONS. WHARF area. $275/mo each includes gas. 304-284-9280.
Real Estate & Parking Lot Auction
ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR SPRING semester 2011. Great location to classes. Nice apartment, Spruce St. Call 304-667-7894.
Thursday, Dec. 9th at 4PM
Scott Properties, LLC
427 & 441 Pennsylvania Ave. Morgantown, WV
Downtown (Per Person) 1 Bd High St. 650 + Elec 1 Bd Lorentz Ave. 525 Inc. 1 Bd First St. 525 + Elec 2 Bd Spruce St. 350 + Elec 2 Bd High St. 400 - 700 + Elec 3 Bd High St. 575 + Elec 3 Bd Firs St. 400 + Util 3 Bd Sharon Ave. 395 + Util Evansdale (Per Person) 1 Bd Van Voorhis 2 Bd Bakers Land 3 Bd Bakers Land 4 Bd Bakers Land
500 + Elec 425 + Util 395 + Util 375 + Util
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4/5/6 BEDROOM HOUSES ON BEVERLY Ave. Sunnsyide. $450-550/month per person. Utlities included. No pets. Call 304-680-4522.
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Ashley Oaks 2BR $380/Person $760 Valley View 1BR $610 Valley View 2BR $320/Person $640 Valley View 2BR $410/Person $820
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! $300/MO. + utilities. South Park. 15/min. walk to downtown. Call 304-906-7040 or 540-336-8896.
ROOMMATE, MALE, WILLEY STREET (Near Arnold Hall, 3mins to Campus) & South Park. Available now. Rent includes utilities. WD. Individual School Year Leases. $425/month. 304-292-5714.
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1 BLOCK FROM LAIR. 113 CORNELL OR 747 WILLEY. W/D, parking. $350 plus utliities. Available now. 304-594-3817
FOURTH STREET 3-5 Students. $395/mo/person. Washer/Dryer. Parking. Utilities, lease & deposit. No Pets. Available May 16. 412-831-6263
Off Street Parking
Mountain Line Bus Service Every 10 Minutes and Minutes From PRT
Bon Vista and The Villas 304-599-1880
2 Min. Walk to Campus
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Now Leasing 2011 1 & 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartments Prices Starting at $475
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT NOW AVAILABLE
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High Street Apartments
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DOWNTOWN GLENLOCK. 2/BR 2/BA. Full kitchen. W/D. Garage Parking included. ONLY Spring Semester. No Pets. 304-669-1301.
PETS FOR SALE AKC/CKC REGISTERED MINIATURE Pinschers/Toy Poodles. All colors. Potty-training underway. Ready to go/Ready for Christmas. $350&up. M/F. 304-392-9837 or email@example.com. FREE: 2 AFFECTIONATE LITTER BOX trained indoor cats. 304-216-2122.
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Monday December 6, 2010
tony dobies sports editor
UConn’s win tops WVU’s comeback West Virginia did all it could Saturday to make it to a BCS bowl. The No. 23 Mountaineers wrapped up a share of the Big East Conference title in the late afternoon, and then they had to watch South Florida try to defeat Connecticut with a walk-on freshman quarterback. That quarterback, Bobby Eveld, threw up two fade passes in the end zone which fell long – two questionable play calls. UConn kicker Dave Teggart, who will likely earn all-Big East honors after his performance, hit a 52-yard field goal with less than a minute to play to end the Mountaineers’ BCS bowl hopes. West Virginia fans took their couches halfway down their steps. Then, probably threw them in frustration after that five-minute span. Instead of West Virginia playing Virginia Tech in the 2011 Orange Bowl, the Huskies will play in their first BCS bowl. The Huskies will play in the BCS bowl that West Virginia should’ve had. But, that’s what happens when you allow teams like Cincinnati and South Florida to control your destiny. West Virginia players on Twitter Saturday night seemed to know it was their fault. They blamed themselves, even if it was a long kickoff return that allowed the Huskies to beat South Florida. This loss shouldn’t put much of a damper on the Mountaineers’ furious comeback, though.
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West Virginia tight end Will Johnson and linebacker Anthony Leonard celebrate the Mountaineers’ win over Rutgers Saturday. WVU found out Sunday that it will be playing in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando, Fla.
Mountaineers to face N.C. State in program’s first Champs Sports Bowl BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
It may not be the BCS Bowl West Virginia had in mind, but the Mountaineers will still be heading to the state of Florida to play their bowl game. The Mountaineers were selected to play against North Carolina State in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m., at Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The selection marks the 10th straight year WVU has played in a bowl game.
“I see no disappointment whatsoever,” said WVU head coach Bill Stewart. “This is a great challenge. It’s a real thrill to go against the Wolfpack. They have a tremendous program. It looks like it’s going to be a good football game. “We’re going to be America’s game on Dec. 28th. What more could you ask for than national coverage?” Florida Citrus Bowl President Michel Champagne said Maryland was also on the bowl’s radar to play West Virginia, but the group preferred
not to set up a rematch between WVU and the Terrapins. West Virginia beat Maryland 31-17 on Sept. 18. The decision to choose the Mountaineers over Notre Dame was also rather simple, Champagne said. The Champs Sports Bowl gets one opportunity to pick the Irish over a Big East school over the next four years, but decided against ND. “We have a long, fluid relationship with Notre Dame,” Champagne said. “But we felt a ranked West Virginia team deserved to be here in the
best interest of college football. They earned the trip and deserved the invite.” West Virginia finished 22nd in the final BCS Standings and was one of three co-champions in the Big East Conference this season, joining Connecticut and Pittsburgh. If UConn would have fallen to the South Florida Saturday, West Virginia would have earned a spot in a BCS Bowl game. Instead, the Huskies beat USF and will play Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day in Glendale,
Ariz. Pittsburgh will be playing Kentucky on Jan. 8 in Birmingham, Ala. This season will be the bowl’s first time hosting teams from the ACC and Big East Conferences. The bowl previously hosted the Big 10 Conference and the ACC. Wisconsin won last year’s Champs Sports Bowl, beating Miami 20-14. N.C. State will enter the game with an 8-4 record after
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Win gives WVU Big East Championship Smith’s career day results in 523 yards of offense By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer
West Virginia completed its end of the deal by beating Rutgers 35-14 Saturday. But, South Florida fell victim to four field goals by Connecticut’s Dave Teggart to give the Huskies the Big East Conference’s BCS Bowl bid and spoil the Mountaineers’ weekend. Despite not earning its sec-
ond BCS Bowl berth since 2007, West Virginia is named co-champions of the Big East, along with Connecticut and Pittsburgh. It’s the first conference title for West Virginia since 2007, an honor it claims after winning four straight games to end the season after starting 1-2 in the Big East. “This has been the ride of my life,” said WVU head coach Bill Stewart. “We’ve come back. Now, we’re Big East champs. I’m really proud of that.” The Mountaineers are now ranked 23rd in the Associated Press poll and 24th in the BCS standings.
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The December 6 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper