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Univ. remembers Milan ‘Mike’ Puskar by lydia nuzum associate city editor
Milan Puskar, businessman and philanthropist, died Friday evening in his home following a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 77. Puskar served 25 years as president and 16 years as chairman of Mylan Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company that produces and distributes generic drugs to more than 150 countries and territories. Puskar, who contributed his name to the West
Virginia University football stadium, donated tens of millions of dollars to WVU during his lifetime. “His gifts came in the form of scholarships for students, funds for WVU athletics, support for cancer research and many other endeavors,” said WVU President James P. Clements in a statement. “We will miss his presence at ball games and in our community, but his mark will be permanently left behind in our hearts and on our campus.” Puskar co-founded Mylan
Inc. in 1961 in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., before moving the company to Morgantown. Mylan is now the third-largest producer of generic and specialty pharmaceuticals in the world. “Milan ‘Mike’ Puskar was just a tremendous person - generous, humble and very kind,” Clements said. “Because of his success in the business world, he was able to help so many others, and he took great pride and care in his generosity to West Virginia University.”
In 2003, Puskar donated $20 million to the Building Greatness fundraising campaign, a gift which remains the largest onetime cash gift in WVU history. “The West Virginia University Foundation and WVU have lost a great friend in Mike Puskar,” said WVU Fountain President and CEO R. Wayne King in a statement. “He embodied the true meaning of generosity by transforming and enriching lives through his philanthropy. From academics to athletics, Mike’s love for WVU was evident
in the depth and breadth of his support. His legacy of giving to WVU and the Morgantown community will live on for decades to come. Mike’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.” WVU devoted $14.5 million of the gift to athletics, and $5.5 million supported academic and leadership programs. In 2005, Puskar was the first recipient of the Foundation’s Outstanding Philanthropist Award, and the award was renamed to
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Architecture students aim to beautify Sunnyside
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“You can’t win a championship unless you have three sides of the equation. The thing I like about this team right now is three sides of the ball understand their jobs.” — WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen
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Two West Virginia University students have volunteered to develop a beautification project for the Sunnyside residential community. The project is based on a five-to-ten year plan that’s dedicated to improving the Sunnyside area by making it more visually appealing to both residents and guests. Bob Carey, landscape architecture student and a developer of the project, said a simple effort such as arranging plants in the shape of a sun outside the residential area can make an impact on the community. “We are planning for where Morgantown is going to go in the future,” Carey said. “A lot of things went into this idea. It’s green space based and involves the human connection to the landscape.” Carey said the project is intended to attract more people to Sunnyside, as well as clean up the local air by removing carbon with the plants. “We want to give an identity to Sunnyside. We hope to help it develop into an art district or creative community,” he said. “We want to give Sunnyside a less negative reputation and let people know that it’s no longer just a party community.” But, Carey said, in order for the project to work, more people need to get involved. “We want to make people aware of the design to be successful. It’s about the future of development. Sunnyside is a core part of
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Senior wide receiver Brad Starks makes a leaping catch over Connecticut cornerback Dwayne Gratz in the third quarter to take a 33-9 lead in Saturday’s game.
No. 13 WVU takes down UConn after slow start
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Junior quarterback Geno Smith rolls out for a pass during Saturday’s win against Connecticut.
Quarterback Geno Smith continued the strong to start to his junior campaign, passing for 450 yards and throwing four touchdowns. The Mountaineers high-powered offense is now ranked No. 11 in the nation behind the 3rd-best passing attack. Read more from Saturday’s game against Connecticut in Sports.
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FIRST QUARTER WVU 3, UcONN 0 (7:43) Tyler Bitancurt 31-yard field goal WVU 3, UCONN 3 (3:23) David Teggart 40-yard field goal SECOND QUARTER WVU 3, UCONN 6 (14:53) David Teggart 53-yard field goal WVU 10, UCONN 6 (2:44) Dustin Garrison 14-yard TD run. WVU 10, UCONN 9 (0:00) David Teggart 22-yard field goal. THIRD QUARTER WVU 17, UCONN 9 (7:44) Tavon Austin 12-yard TD reception from Geno Smith. WVU 24, UCONN 9 (5:49) Stedman Bailey 84-yard TD reception from Geno Smith. WVU 26, UCONN 9 (2:31) Johnny McEntee sacked for a safety WVU 33, UCONN 9 (0:09) Brad Starks 22-yard TD reception from Geno Smith FOURTH QUARTER WVU 36, UCONN 9 (10:52) Tyler Bitancurt 33-yard field goal WVU 43, UCONN 9 (8:51) Stedman Bailey 27-yard TD reception from Geno Smith WVU 43, UCONN 16 (7:47) Ty-meer Brown 48-yard INT return for TD
ON THE INSIDE The No. 25 West Virginia men’s soccer team upset No. 13 Georgetown Saturday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. ON PAGE 10
The West Virginia University WELLWVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services is now providing counseling in group settings for students. Group Coordinator Tandy McClung said the Carruth Center provides a variety of counseling groups for students in a safe and confidential environment. “Group sessions provide an opportunity for students to discuss issues of concern with a trained therapist and also their peers,” McClung said. McClung said individuals are often intimidated by the group setting, but that the counseling groups can benefit stressed students in many ways. “This type of support makes you feel like you’re not the only one going through something,” McClung said. “Many, many people can benefit from group counseling. They just don’t know it because they haven’t tried it.” Most of the group sessions require a screening process where students can acquire more information about the nature of the group, and psychologists can determine if a student’s needs are appropriate for the group setting, McClung said. Interpersonal groups target students who are looking to put more meaning into their
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OFFENSIVE OUTBURST The No. 22 West Virginia women’s soccer team blew out Syracuse 5-1 in its final home game of the season Sunday. SPORTS PAGE 10
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Six inducted to the WVU Sports Hall of Fame Saturday by cody schuler sports writer
The West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame added six new members to its ranks Saturday. With the induction of Pat Itanyi Williams, Steve Newberry, Jim Heise, Warren Baker, Joseph Harrick and Canute Curtis, the WVU Sports Hall of Fame has grown to over 150 inductees since its inception in 1991. The ceremony, which took place at the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility before kickoff of the Connecticut game, lasted about an hour in front of a large audience. To be eligible for induction, 10 years must have passed since the completion of the athlete’s career at West Virginia. Candidates are required to have attended West Virginia for at least two years and must
receive a minimum of threefourths vote for induction from the selection committee. Pat Itanyi Williams was the first of the 2011 class to be recognized at the ceremony. Williams, West Virginia’s first ever female national track champion, is known as one of the most successful track athletes in school history. The Ukehe, Nigeria, native transferred from Alabama A&M after her freshman year and found great success as a Mountaineer. Her 1995 long jump national championship performance of 22 feet and 1 inch still stands as a school record. “I just want to say thank you to all the inductees. I’m so honored to be here,” she said. “It came to me as a surprise when I got a phone call. Thank you so much (West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck) for making that phone call.” “This is an honor I will cher-
ish for the rest of my life.” Former defensive back Steve Newberry was the next inductee to be recognized. The Peterstown, W.Va., native holds the all-time West Virginia career interceptions record with 20. “As a football player, (Newberry) really was not a heck of a lot of fun to coach, because he did everything right,” Nehlen said. “We didn’t ever have to tell him to do anything twice, because he always remembered to do what he was supposed to do.” The fan favorite of the day proved to be “Wonderful” Warren Baker. The White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., native had a number of friends and admirers in attendance, and his induction was the most spirited of the bunch. Baker, who competed from 1973-1976 as a post player on the West Virginia basketball team, set a bevy of school re-
cords, some of which still stand today. Over the span of his career, Baker scored 1,556 points and recorded 1,070 rebounds. The only other player to perform that feat is West Virginia legend Jerry West. Baker is one of four players in school history to record over 1,000 rebounds, and he finished second in career double-doubles (54), also behind West (70). “This is a great honor, and you know, nothing like this happens without great people around you,” Baker said. “There are no greater people in the world than the people in the state of West Virginia.” Baker’s nephew, Brandon Watkins, a 6-foot-10 junior from Atlanta, announced his commitment to the Mountaineers earlier in the week, following in his uncle’s footsteps to Morgantown. Both Watkins and West Vir-
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., pays for items she bought during a campaign stop at Zeb’s General Store Sunday, in North Conway, N.H. she “absolutely” will compete in the primary. “Of course we’re going to be here,” she said. “We had a wonderful relationship when we were here earlier this summer with the people of New Hampshire, and I’m coming back to remind people about my progrowth message. I’m committed to the Live Free or Die state, to the principles of the Live
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Continued from page 1 lives and promote better communication skills, McClung said. “The interpersonal groups are a lovely way to learn about yourself,” McClung said. Another group is dedicated to women who have survived sexual assault, and it provides healing and emotional support in a non-judgmental environment. For the first time, the Carruth Center also has a group for adult children of dysfunctional parents. This group’s main goal is to help students who have taken on a different role due to their family situation to cope with their circumstances. McClung said the insomnia support group is strongly recommended to students to promote better success in academics. Transfer students are also encouraged to attend group sessions that can aid them in adjusting to life in a new town
justices. Shakir said he doesn’t mind that Bachmann hasn’t spent much time in New Hampshire because he “tries to look at it from a national perspective.” But he doesn’t think she has much hope of winning the primary. “I think, unfortunately, Romney’s got it sewn up,” he said.
WANT MORE INFO ON the carruth center Call it at 304-293-4431 and at a new school, McClung said. “The transfer student group helps people feel more a part of the University,” she said. A group is also dedicated to students who are undergoing short-term stress such as test anxiety or a recent break up. McClung said the Carruth Center will provide students with the support they need in a trustworthy and professional environment. “Carruth is a very friendly place where everything students come and talk about with us is confidential,” she said. “The sooner you come, the better.” Students interested in attending group sessions can sign up on the WELLWVU website or call the Carruth Center at 304-293-4431.
should probably be some of the other guys I played with, but I’m thankful for it,” Curtis said. “I’m just honored and humbled about the whole situation.” Two inductees were recognized posthumously – Joseph Harrick amd Jim Heise Harrick was a sixteen-time letter winner during his time at West Virginia competing in football, baseball, basketball and track. Heise, whose career spanned four years beginning in 1953, set 10 West Virginia pitching records, including a streak of 58 career appearances – a record that still stands. Heise’s 283.1 career innings pitched still stands as the second-best in school history, and his 277 career strikeouts remain the third-best all-time mark. email@example.com
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Bachmann: Debt ceiling fight kept her out of NH NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said Sunday that her unsuccessful fight against raising the federal debt ceiling kept her away from New Hampshire for nearly four months, but she’s still committed to winning over voters in the key early primary state. Before starting a four-day bus trip Sunday, the Minnesota congresswoman had only campaigned in New Hampshire once since announcing her campaign in late June. Speaking to a small but enthusiastic group at a North Conway restaurant, she blamed the debt ceiling debate for her absence. Bachmann last visited the state June 28. The vote on raising the debt ceiling happened Aug. 2. “You didn’t see me a lot here in New Hampshire and I’ll tell you why: It’s because my first duty was to go back to Washington, D.C.,” she said. The latest WMUR Granite State poll, released last week, put Bachmann’s support among likely New Hampshire GOP primary voters at just 2 percent, down from 12 percent in early July. In the earlier poll, she was in second place behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who remains first in the latest poll as well. Despite those numbers, Bachmann told reporters that
ginia head coach Bob Huggins were in attendance. One of West Virginia’s most prolific defensive players in school history was the last inductee to be recognized. Curtis, who started 36 games and played between 1993 and 1996, left West Virginia with 34.5 sacks – still a school career record. The linebacker out of Amityville, N.Y., was a finalist for the Dick Butkus and Bronko Nagurski awards in 1996, a year in which the Mountaineers finished 8-4 and had the No. 1-ranked total defense in the country. Curtis, who currently serves as the defensive line coach at Towson, played six seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, who selected him in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL draft. “It means so much to me, and I don’t even know if I should be standing here – it
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California girls who dream about the sun-kissed skin glorified in song by Katy Perry will have to wait until they turn 18 before they can get the effect from tanning beds under a new first-in-the-nation law. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he had signed into law a bill that prevents children under 18 from using the popular tanning method. The law takes effect Jan. 1. Although Texas has banned the use of tanning beds for children under 16, SB746 bill makes California the first state to set a higher age limit. Thirty other states also have
Continued from page 1 honor Puskar in June. He also served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000. “Mike’s emphasis on quality was rivaled only by his desire to meet unmet needs. His generosity in the community of Morgantown, W.Va., is legendary, and the beneficiaries of his giving are too numerous to count,” said Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury in a statement. Mylan Inc. gave more than $6 million to the WVU Foundation during Puskar’s tenure as chairman. Puskar received an honorary doctorate
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downtown Morgantown, and we hope that creative students will spread to more areas and make it a better place,” Carey said. Kevin Kurdziolek, a fellow landscape architecture student and co-developer of the project, said the beautification can effect community members more than they realize. “Sunnyside is an important area in the downtown area, but has no streetscape or connection back to nature,” Kurdziolek said. “The more green
some age restrictions on the use, said the bill’s author, state Sen. Ted Lieu. Under current law, children 14 and under in California already cannot use the beds, but those ages 15 to 17 can do so with permission from their parents. Illinois, New York, Ohio and Rhode Island have considered an age limit similar to California’s, but have yet to enact them, said the Democrat from Torrance, Calif. The ban will hurt businesses, many of them owned by women, said the Indoor Tanning Association. About 5 percent to 10 percent of its members’ customers are under 18, the industry group noted. from WVU in 2000 and was inducted into WVU’s Order of Vandalia in 2003, an honor given in recognition of outstanding service to the University. “Mike Puskar dedicated his life to help others and to make a real, lasting impact in West Virginia,” said U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in a statement. “He had a tremendous heart and a strong sense of giving. Mike truly epitomized the word ‘friend’ at every level. We can see Mike’s handprint everywhere - at West Virginia University, at Mylan Park and in charitable organizations throughout West Virginia that serve those in need.” firstname.lastname@example.org
people see can impact their moods, which can actually impact their health.” Kurdziolek said though the plan is still pending approval from officials, he hopes community members will help make the design happen. “It’s something that can have an impact on the entire community, and it’s very important,” he said. “Everyone should help support this project. It makes the area more attractive for students to be around and in time can create a social impact within the community.” email@example.com
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Paul McCartney weds in nostalgia-filled ceremony LONDON (AP) — A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney, for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the columned building in 1969 when he married Linda Eastman, and only a few hundred showed up Sunday as he wed another American, Nancy Shevell, at the very same registry office. But the feeling this time was not regret at the loss of a bachelor heartthrob. Instead there was joy that McCartney, regarded as a national treasure and revered the world over, seemed happy again. The 69-year-old former Beatle appeared proud, content and eager to share his joy with the crowd, raising his bride’s hand in triumph as he walked down the steps after they became man and wife in a simple civil ceremony attended by close family and friends, including drummer Ringo Starr and Barbara Walters, a second cousin of the bride. “I feel absolutely wonderful,” McCartney told fans as he arrived at his home after the ceremony. He was expected to sing a new song he had composed for his bride at the reception. Gone was the memory of McCartney’s terribly unhappy marriage to Heather Mills, which ended in 2008 in an ugly public divorce. Remembered was his marriage to Eastman, a serene union that lasted nearly three decades until her life was cut short by breast cancer, leaving McCartney alone and adrift despite his fame and wealth. The ceremony Sunday afternoon was everything his wedding to Mills was not: simple, understated, almost matter of fact. By contrast, McCartney and Mills married in an overthe-top lavish spectacle at a remote Irish castle that was disrupted several times by news helicopters flying overhead, hoping for a glimpse of the Alist guests. This time, the smiles seemed genuine. The affection and confetti showered on McCartney and his bride captured his particular place in British life.
Long gone are the days when the Beatles divided Britain between young and old, or between hippies and straights. The band is revered as part of a glorious musical and cultural era when Britain seemed a more confident place. There was no controversy whatsoever when McCartney received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. Today Sir Paul, or Macca, as he’s usually known is celebrated as a musical legend who is still composing and releasing CDs, even if they no longer routinely shoot to No. 1 on the charts. His forays into opera, ballet, painting and poetry have not been critical successes, but none of these have tarnished his reputation. Shevell, 51, appeared radiant and composed in an elegant, ivory gown cut just above the knee. She wore a white flower in her long dark hair, and only light makeup and lipstick. The dress was designed by McCartney’s daughter, Stella, a star in the fashion world who also helped concoct the threecourse vegetarian feast served to guests at the reception at McCartney’s home in St. John’s Wood, a property he bought in 1965, when the Beatles were topping the charts with metronomic regularity. McCartney, who has long admitted to tinting his hair to keep out the gray, looked youthful in a well-cut blue suit and pale blue, skinny tie. The couple married on what would have been band mate John Lennon’s 71st birthday. Some guests speculated that Lennon would have been among the guests had he lived, with the rift between them having healed. The wedding party included Beatrice, McCartney’s young daughter with Mills, who had been expected to serve as flower girl. McCartney is credited for having survived a number of tragedies the 1980 murder of one-time songwriting partner Lennon, the loss of his beloved first wife Linda, the 2001 death of guitarist George Harrison and the public breakdown of his marriage to Mills, with his upbeat nature intact. Mills, a much younger model who had lost part of her leg when she was hit by a mo-
torcycle, tried to battle McCartney in the court of public opinion during their divorce. She accused him of cruelty and sought a gargantuan $250 million settlement. But her charges against McCartney didn’t stick. Few if any fans turned against him, and the divorce court judge ruled against her, calling her demands exorbitant and unfair. The very public spat opened McCartney’s vast fortune to unprecedented public scrutiny. Long rumored to be pop’s first billionaire, he was found to have assets worth about $800 million, including works by Picasso and Renoir and luxury real estate in the United States, Britain and elsewhere. His wealth reflects in part his incredible global popularity - in recent years he has filled stadiums from Rio to Russia, producing tens of millions of dollar of revenue with each tour. Shevell, who is independently wealthy and quite successful in her own right, is not seen by the British public as being interested in McCartney’s fortune. The couple met four years ago in the Hamptons, a seaside playground for the rich and famous on the eastern tip of Long Island in New York. Some reports say that Walters played matchmaker, inviting McCartney to a dinner she knew her second cousin Shevell would attend. Walters said she cried during the ceremony, which she called “beautiful and wonderful.” Shevell, who was married for more than 20 years to attorney Bruce Blakeman and serves on the board of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is also a vice president of a lucrative New Jersey-based trucking company owned by her father. She has stayed out of the public eye since taking up with McCartney, refraining from commenting on her relationship with the man once known as “the cute one” in the world’s most popular band. She has a few things in common with Eastman — like McCartney’s first wife, she is American and affluent. Unlike Eastman, who performed with McCartney’s postBeatles band Wings, Shevell is
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boxing robots are the undisputed champions at the weekend box office. Hugh Jackman’s “Real Steel,” set in a near-future when robot fighters have replaced humans in the ring, debuted at No. 1 with $27.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. A DreamWorks release distributed by Disney, “Real Steel” added $22.1 million in 19 overseas markets for a worldwide total of $49.4 million. The movie casts Jackman as a former boxer reluctantly thrown together with his young son as they turn a junkyard robot into a worldclass contender. George Clooney’s political saga “The Ides of March” was the runner-up, opening at No. 2 with $10.4 million. The Sony release stars Ryan Gosling as an aide to a presidential candidate (Clooney) caught up in scandal. Cloo-
ney also directed. The previous No. 1 movie, the Warner Bros. family film “Dolphin Tale,” slipped to No. 3 with $9.2 million, raising its domestic total to $49.1 million. Males accounted for twothirds of the audience for “Real Steel,” though Jackman’s sex appeal and a romantic subplot involving costar Evangeline Lilly was a draw for women, said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. The movie brought in a solid mix of couples and parents with children, he said. “The men might have been more attracted to this idea of boxing robots and the Rock `Em Sock `Em part of it. For women, it was more Hugh and the Hugh and Evangeline angle,” Holis said. “For families, it’s this father-son story and the somewhat redemptive rise to glory toward the end.” “The Ides of March” pres-
ents an acting dream team, with Academy Award winners Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Marisa Tomei in great form opposite Oscar nominees Gosling and Paul Giamatti. “It’s one thing to have a great cast of actors like we have in this film, but it’s really cool watching them chew it up,” said Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony. Other than the sizable opening for “Real Steel,” it was a typically quiet fall weekend at theaters, a lull before big holiday movies start arriving in late October and early November. Overall domestic revenues totaled $94 million, virtually identical to the same weekend a year ago, when “The Social Network” led with $15.5 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. “’Real Steel’ felt like a summer movie, and I think that appealed to family audi-
Former Beatle Paul McCartney and American heiress Nancy Shevell exit Marylebone Town Hall in central London following their wedding Sunday. not expected to join her husband onstage on his extended world tours. She joins a pantheon of “Beatle wives.” Each band member married more than once, and many of the unions were troubled. Lennon abruptly left his first wife for Yoko Ono, and Cynthia Lennon has complained in print about his abusive treatment of her and his neglect of their son, Julian. His relationship with Ono was punctuated with occa-
sional breakups, but is often portrayed as a happy marriage, and since his death she has curated his works and burnished his legend. Starr’s first marriage also ended in divorce, but he has had a long, stable union with his second wife, the actress Barbara Bach, who joined him at Sunday’s ceremony. The two even went through a recovery program together when Starr decided to confront his alcoholism. Harrison’s first marriage to
the model Pattie Boyd ended in divorce when she left him for guitarist Eric Clapton. He had a long happy marriage to Olivia Harrison, who plays an important role in the recently released Martin Scorsese film about Harrison. If the mood Sunday is any indication, the man responsible for classics like “Penny Lane” and the angst-ridden “Eleanor Rigby” may find pleasure and contentment in the years ahead. That’s certainly what his fans are hoping.
Robots take title as ‘Real Steel’ earns $27.3M at weekend box office
Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo star in ‘Real Steel,’ which debuted at No. 1 this weekend. ences,” said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “If you release a summer-style movie in the fall, you can still grab a pretty good audience.” Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
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Clements will discuss many positive achievements of the University and talk about what can be done to further improve the status of WVU. Although it takes sound leadership from the administration of WVU to develop a practical plan for the future, it is up to the students, faculty and staff of WVU to execute it. There are many aspects of WVU that make it an exceptional institute of higher learn-
ing – including academics, athletics and the unique atmosphere of Morgantown. Clements will not only talk about success stories of students and the attributes of the University but will continue to discuss the 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future which was introduced last semester to the WVU community. The strategic plan is in place to ensure the University will be on the path for advancement in
the coming decade. Visit www. strategicplan.wvu.edu for more information on the 2020 strategic plan. The only universities to achieve excellence are the ones constantly working for the future and looking for ways to improve. Nothing can be stagnant, and everything can always get better. The University encourages students and members of the
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The day of the average college student starts with turning off the morning alarm, a quick check of the weather and maybe some headlines and then Facebook for another 10 or 20 minutes. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that people consume about twelve hours of media per day and visit, on average, 40 websites per day. In 1960, only five hours of media were consumed daily. Students who are constantly plugged into technology may find taking a break beneficial to personal relationships, as well as in regaining focus. Technology is an important part of today’s society. It shrinks distances, frees up time and allows for the completion of small tasks. People can work from anywhere, and they can use it as a tool to escape from work. Even with these benefits, studies have shown that constant stimulation of the brain may lead to problems focusing. The lack of focus creates strains in personal relationships with friends and family, as well as with being able to do different tasks fully. A 2004 Stanford University study found it takes multitaskers longer to switch among tasks and ignore irrelevant information than people who do not multitask. Multitaskers are also more sensitive to new information, and they are unable to focus with the hint of something new. This means that a person cannot stop multitasking, and checking email or Facebook becomes more important than whatever paper is due. Taking a walk without an iPod, iPhone or any other type of technology; or just avoiding technology for a few hours
will not solve everything, but it does offer baby steps to regaining focus and reconnecting with the world. When you walk around listening to music, the outside world is tuned out, and you become oblivious to surroundings. Unplugging from technology is like a detox for the mind. It allows one to do something
for himself or herself and get away from the constant stream of new information. It permits the reassessment of technology’s role in daily life. Control the stream of information. Include setting up email so only the important ones go to your phone, or just talk to a person face-to-face instead of texting them to make plans.
If more motivation is needed, then be part of National Day of Unplugging on March 20. National Day of Unplugging was developed to encourage young and overly immersed users to take a rest from technology and acknowledge the beauty of life. The day was created by a group of artists, filmmakers,
journalists and writers who are in the vanguard of electronic interaction and media consumption. They realized how detrimental technology is to focus, personal relationships and the ability to live in the moment. This day allows for people to reconnect with the world and the people inhabiting it on a face-to-face basis.
Technology is important, but it should not be the main focus of life. People need to focus more on their friends and families, the world in which they live and its natural beauty. When technology dictates every aspect of life, it no longer acts as a tool for the user. Instead, the user becomes the tool of the technology.
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Letter to the editor Take pride in our community The beauty of fall now surrounds us – so does litter and garbage. As the leaves fall and plants begin to die, what becomes most apparent to me are the beer cans, pop bottles and fast-food containers. What is obvious in this town is not its beauty, but the deplorable acceptance and tolerance of lit-
ter and improperly disposed of garbage. Is this an acceptable standard of living just because we are a college town? Why don’t we (educated, community-minded people) expect more? Where is the litter enforcement in this town? Why aren’t property owners held accountable? Better yet, why don’t property owners expect more from their tenants? Why do the tenants want to live like this? I have a feeling that most of
firstname.lastname@example.org them would not dare do this in their parents’ neighborhoods – so why do we allow them to do it here? Every week in my neighborhood, I can easily pick up a plastic grocery bag full of other people’s garbage – mostly beer cans and fast food containers. My children help me do this. Why is it that most people seem embarrassed to pick it up? I was embarrassed myself on a recent walk down Protzman/Falling Run Road
with my 2-year-old son – embarrassed that his community accepts this. What a disgrace! It saddens me that my children and guests of this community have to see garbage around them when we live in such a beautiful place – almost heaven, West Virginia. Who will help us clean up this town? One family cannot do it alone. It takes a village, and this village is failing. Natasha Diamond is a resident of Morgantown
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THE B&E AT 60 SPEAKER SERIES presents Ben Statler at 6 p.m. at the Waterfront Place Hotel. Statler is a third generation coal miner and retired coal executive. For more information, call 304-293-7804 or email vickie.trickett@mail. wvu.edu.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 11
WELLWVU FLU VACCINE CLINICS will be held at the Student Rec Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $15 for WVU students while supplies last. Payment is by cash, check, or to the student’s account. Students must register for a time. For more information, call 304-293-6974.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12
THE WVU AMATEUR RADIO CLUB meets from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 849 of the Engineering Sciences Building. Anyone interested in wireless is invited to attend. For more information, email Matthew. Valenti@mail.wvu.edu.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 14
A WVU PERCUSSION CONCERT will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased from the Mountainlair Box Office or by calling 304-293-7469.
THE PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA meets at 5 p.m. in 205 Martin Hall. KAPPA PHI, a Christian women’s service organization, meets at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church on the corner of N. High and Willey streets. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.freewebs.com/kappaphipi. AIKIDO FOR BEGINNERS is at 6 p.m. at 160 Fayette St. The first class is free, with special rates for WVU students. For more information, email var3@ cdc.gov. RIFLE CLUB meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell Building. For more information, email Abbey at email@example.com or Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Advanced Conversation Group meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe for conversation, friendship and free English conversation lessons. New friends are always welcome. For more information, email Erin at email@example.com. STUDENTS TAKING ACTION NOW: DARFUR meets at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Room of the Mountainlair. STAND is active in planning events to raise money and awareness on the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. For more information, email Felicia at fgilber@ mix.wvu.edu or 732-674-8357. FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE meets in the Blackwa-
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ter Room of the Mountainlair at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. WVU FENCING CLUB is hosting beginners fencing practice from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stansbury Hall Gym. For more information, email wvufencing@ gmail.com or visit www.fencingclub. studentorgs.wvu.edu. WVU CLUB TENNIS is practicing from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304906-4427. New members are always welcome. CHESS CLUB meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the food court of the Mountainlair. Players of all skill levels are invited to come. For more information, email email@example.com. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. THE WVU EQUESTRIAN TEAM meets in Room 2001 of the Agricultural Sciences Building. The Western Equestrian Team will meet at 7 p.m. and the English Equestrian Team will meet at 8 p.m. RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION will meet at 7:30 p.m. Any issues pertaining to residence halls can be brought up and discussed at this meeting. For more information, email Victoria Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well.wvu.edu/ wellness. WELLWVU: STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. aawv.org. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, email vc_srsh@hotmail. com or call 304-599-5020. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu.edu to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is available on the first Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available in 20 minutes and are confidential. To make an appointment, call 304-2934117. For more information, visit www. caritashouse.net. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for vol-
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unteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email email@example.com. 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 304598-6094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Monongalia room of the Mountainlair from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. THE CONDOM CARAVAN is held in the Mountainlair from noon to 2 p.m every Tuesday. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. 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, visit www.m-snap.org. 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, email 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 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit http://retention.wvu.edu or call 304-293-5811. 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. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit morgantownnewcomers.com. NEW GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the WELLWVU: Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. The groups include Get More Out of Life, Understanding Self and Others, Insomnia Group, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Adult Children of Dysfunctional Parents and Transfer Students: Get Started on the Right Foot. For more information call 304-293-4431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year the unexpected occurs within a partnership. You often go back and forth trying to deal with a problem that is perpetually transforming. But the core issue could be the same. You often wonder how much to give. Sometimes you become resentful, as you feel you give too much. Other times you feel you don’t give enough. If you are single, you will face the abovementioned issues when you start relating. You could have quite a selection of suitors. Enjoy the process of eliminating some and choosing “the one.” If you are attached, you might need to explore different ways of handling emotional issues with your sweetie. You will come up with solutions. ARIES can be challenging. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHHH You note that your energy gets higher and higher this morning. You might experience a challenge or two, but as you are operating at peak performance, you hardly notice. Note that it is your attitude that defines the depth and nature of your problems. Tonight: As you like. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Consider what is going on behind the scenes. When you decide to act -- which would be best if it is not today -- you will know what to do. The issue might be how much of the problem you are bringing to the table. Others perceive a situation differently. Tonight: Try an earlier bedtime. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH A key person nudges you out of your office today. When you focus on goals and oth-
ers, the unexpected occurs. A meeting could be serious but also has a fun component, as the people involved have a sense of humor. Tonight: Where the conversations are. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Be ready to act ASAP. You might be surprised how quickly you take the lead. An easygoing interaction with an authority figure is far more preferable than any other pattern. You can work together. Tonight: A must appearance. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH A talk could go a lot longer than anticipated. Try to remain focused, which could be challenging, as you are aware of calls and another matter involving publishing, the law or a distant contact. Experiment with a sensitive ending to the talk, for now. Tonight: Blaze a new trail.
pening with a child or loved one. Explaining that it is a workday and that you need to move on might not be as popular as you would like. Open up to another approach. Tonight: Burning the candle at both ends. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH You have answers, and they keep coming in. Your creativity remains your strong suit. The unexpected corrals your attention. Be sensitive to the costs of proceeding in a key direction. Tonight: Let your hair down. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH You might feel the need to revise a personal situation or make a necessary change. Your caring warms up what could be a difficult person. This person understands; he or she feels your concern. Tonight: Head home.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Prepare to blaze a new trail or experiment with a different approach. Check in with a key partner or loved one whose support you need before taking off on a tangent. An element of surprise is involved in this relationship. Tonight: Continue a conversation over dinner.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH You have a jovial style that emerges with ease. Your personality comes forward and helps others through the unpredictable. A partner is there for you, and lets you know he or she understands. Be open to possibilities. Tonight: Let a talk flow into dinner.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH You might need to focus on certain details and complete calls before you deal with an associate or get involved in a meeting. Be clear that others cannot and will not wait. Move quickly and efficiently through your must-do’s. Tonight: Meet others’ demands.
PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Your caring will evolve to a new level if you remain open. Your instincts carry you through a bad moment or two. A friend could change his or her mind, leaving you a bit stunned. Don’t make a so-so decision. Tonight: Your treat.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH You might want to understand what is hap-
BORN TODAY Playwright Harold Pinter (1930), NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1974), singer Mya (1979)
Pearls Before Swine
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ACROSS 1 Cheryl of “Charlie’s Angels” 5 Screwdriver liquor 10 “Logically, then ...” 14 The “height” part of a height phobia 15 Have __ to pick 16 Red Army leader Trotsky 17 Terrified Detroit baseball player? 19 Vietnam neighbor 20 Cuts off 21 Architect I.M. 22 Advantage 23 Very long time 24 Indy 500 entrant 26 Tippler 27 Memo-directing abbr. 29 Actress Sorvino 30 Voice below soprano 32 “Don’t make me laugh!” 33 Embarrassed Carolina football player? 36 Boeing competitor 38 Strolls down to the saloon 39 Depressed Miami football player? 43 Gun, as a V6 44 Ran a tab 45 Mine products 46 Talk like Daffy 47 __ Lanka 48 Went off course, nautically 50 “Little Red Book” writer 51 Prefix with directional 53 “Community” network 54 Sealy alternatives 57 Arp’s art movement 58 Jealous San Francisco baseball player? 60 Take too much of, briefly 61 Me-tooer’s phrase 62 Teen outbreak 63 Noises from itty-bitty kitties 64 Online status update limited to 140 characters 65 ‘Vette roof option DOWN 1 Cops enforce them 2 Yen 3 Fast food pickup site 4 Pamper 5 Chocolate factory vessels 6 __-Wan Kenobi
7 Where boxers and pugs play 8 Leg joint protector 9 Cliffside nest 10 Cosmo rival 11 Reprimands 12 Looks that lovers make 13 Beginning 18 Bird by the beach 24 __ Tin Tin 25 Yakked and yakked 27 Starbuck’s captain 28 Like a custom suit 29 Soup with sushi 31 Capt.’s subordinates 33 “I tawt I taw a __ tat!” 34 French friends 35 Letters on reply cards 37 Drone or worker 40 Unsophisticated 41 Come before 42 “If __ only listened!” 46 Rope at a rodeo
47 City destroyed by fire and brimstone 49 Common teen emotion 50 Ryan of “When Harry Met Sally...” 52 Actors McKellen and Holm 54 Agitated state 55 A.D. part 56 Armstrong’s “small” stride 59 Fair-hiring inits.
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U92 to participate in College Radio Day by Charles young Associate A&E Editor
U92-FM, West Virginia University’s student-run radio station, will participate in College Radio Day by broadcasting a 24 hour music marathon beginning at 6 p.m. today. The marathon’s play list, which was selected by a group of more than 20 student DJs, serves as a musical retrospective of the station’s 29 year broadcasting history. Starting with 1982 at 6 p.m., each hour of the marathon will feature alternative hits and favorites from a different year. The broadcast will conclude Wednesday morning at 12 a.m. with a collection songs released this year. College Radio Day, which was founded in 2010 by Rob Quicke, general manager of WPSC FM, William Patterson University’s student-run radio station, and
Peter Kreten, general manager of WXAV FM, Saint Xavier University’s student-run radio station, is aimed at rasing awareness and listenership for college, independent and local radio stations. To celebrate the cultural contribution made by college and independent radio, stations across the country will join together for one simultaneous, day-long broadcast. According to the organization’s website, “College radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from the constrictions of having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission.” Nationally, more then 320 radio stations will be participating in the celebration. Derek Rudolph, U92’s musical director, said he believed it was important for students and
members of the WVU community to support their local college radio station by listening in. “You get to learn about the history of your college radio station as well as alternative music as a whole,” he said. Rudolph said he was looking foreword to the hour which will feature songs from 1991, an important year in the development of alternative music and college radio. He said the hour will feature songs by underground artists, such as R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana., who gained popularity thanks in part to airplay and support from college radio stations. To learn about the station’s history, employment opportunities and details of the marathon, students can visit U92’s booth, which will be located in the Mountainlair today. email@example.com
West Virginia University’s student radio station, U92, will be taking part in this year’s College Radio Day.
‘Dream House’ ventures away from other films’ beaten path jake potts a&e editor
Over the past few years, a generic cookie-cutter form has taken over the horror film industry, but the new film “Dream House” ventures off the beaten path. In the beginning of the movie, successful publisher Will Atenton, played by Daniel Craig, is living a seemingly perfect life. After purchasing a new home in a new area with his growing family, it seems there is nothing that can bring this man down. But when he discovers a group of rebellious teenagers performing cult-like rituals in his basement, he discovers the true history behind the new house – the site of several malicious murders. The worst part? They find themselves to be the murderer’s next targets. After deep investigation, Atenton discovers the dark truth: He is the murderer, and the family he has held so near and dear throughout the film are
hallucinations. The elements incorporated into this film are far from the ones used in other recent horror films. There aren’t many “gotcha” jumpy parts, the gruesomeness isn’t there, and the antagonist is rather believable. You may be thinking, “How can this movie become successful without these seemingly vital elements?” The reason this movie is successful and is actually scary is due to its believability. A novelist moving his growing family into a seemingly harmless house only to discover a disturbed past? It could happen. The local murderer returning to the location to intimidate and target the new inhabitants? Do you watch CSI, NCIS or even Law & Order? The murderer always comes back to the scene. In reality, the entire movie seems like a continuation of something I had seen before. All of a sudden, it hit me. The movie feels almost like a revamped continuation of “Shutter Island” (minus Leonardo DiCaprio) with an actual optimistic outlook for the main
character. Only, while DiCaprio’s fantasies were delicately staged by the mental facility, Atenton’s fantasies are staged out by his own subconscious and the ability to let go of the death of his wife, Libby, played by Rachel Weisz, and his two daughters, Trish and Dee Dee, played by Taylor Geare and Claire Geare. Only after he discovers the truth from his neighbor, Ann Patterson, played by Naomi Watts, Atenton knows what must be done. This movie delivers all the things other recent horror films have been lacking: creativity, new ways to deliver scares and an overall fresh breath of air from the predictable horror films of today. Even though the plotline does feel a bit like a continuation of “Shutter Island,” the initiative taken by the director and production to invent a new angle on horror films is enough to make it worthwhile.
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The new film, “Dream House,” takes an unorthodox approach at horror films, setting itself apart from the pack of other recent films.
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Published poet, Carol Frost, will be reading selected works in the Mountainlair Ballrooms tonight.
Carol Frost to read works in ‘Lair by ashley hite
West Virginia University’s 2011 Sturm Writer-in-Residence Carol Frost will be reading from her works in the Gold Ballroom in the Mountainlair at 7:30 tonight. Every year WVU invites a writer of national reputation to be WVU’s Sturm Writer-inResidence. The specialty behind the writer varies each year, as the university circulates between a poetry, fiction, and non fiction writer. This year, WVU will have awardwinning Carol Frost fill the role of Sturm Writer-in-Residence. Frost is an award-winning author and English professor at Rollins College and is the author of multiple collections of poetry, including “Love and Scorn: New and Selected Poems,” “The Queen’s Desertion,” and “The Salt Lesson.” Her poetry often makes biblical references or allusions to literary works and authors such as Shakespeare. Her poetry focuses on the human body, and things of the natural world. The poems are elab-
orate – describing the scenes before her in the tiniest details. In her collection “Honeycomb,” Frost focuses on her experiences with her mother fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Frost elegantly enraptures her audiences with her ability to apply human emotions and experiences to the natural world. “I think she is someone who is interested in nature and also someone who has worked with poems that allude to or concern elements of the bible or poems that concern figures out of Shakespeare plays. She is very steeped in the traditions of poetry, said director of WVU’s Creative Writing program Mark Brazaitis. Frost has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, multiple PEN and Pushcart Awards, and the Elliston and Poets Prizes for her work. Frost has taught at Hartwick College, Washington University and Wichita State University as well as having multiple teaching residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. Frost founded and directed the Catskill Poetry Workshop
at Rollins College for fifteen years and now is the Director for “Winter with the Writers” program, a festival of the literary arts. Along with her reading, Frost will also be working with 12 WVU creative writing students during the rest of the week. The students were selected by a campus-wide writing competition in which contestants submitted personal works of poetry. According to Brazaitis the twelve students are selected based on their submitted works. “It’s competitive. The students submit a manuscript, in this case a group of their poems, and a committee composed of members of the Creative Writing faculty look at the manuscripts and decides on the 12 most worthy manuscripts and invites those students to participate in the workshop,” Brazaitis said. A reception and book signing will follow her reading and the event is free and open to the public. firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK (AP) — Blockbuster sales are expected for Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs when it comes out later this month, with independents and chains alike expecting it to be the biggest nonfiction release of the year. But one seller, announced with great publicity a year and a half ago and very close to Jobs’ own story, is unlikely to have a major impact in e-book sales: Apple’s iBookstore. Isaacson’s book, which debuts Oct. 24 from Simon & Schuster, jumped to No. 1 on Amazon and to the top 5 on Barnes & Noble.com within hours of Apple’s announcement Wednesday that Jobs had died. “Steve Jobs” also went to No. 1 on the iBookstore, but the number of sales will be comparatively small for the iBookstore. Publishers had hoped that the iPad and the Apple store would counter the power of Amazon. com, which had dominated the growing e-market through its Kindle device. But Apple’s effect on books so far has not approached its force in the music business. Amazon’s share has been cut, less by Apple than by Barnes & Noble’s Nook, widely believed to have more than 20 percent of e-sales despite initially poor reviews. Amazon still has some 50 percent to 60 percent of the market, while Apple is generally believed to have from 10 percent to 15 percent. Publishers and analysts say the iBookstore is still relatively unknown to the general public, especially compared to all the other apps on an Apple screen. Apple was also slowed because Random House Inc., publisher of Stieg Larsson and John Grisham, did not initially sell through the iBookstore. “A year ago, if I had to have guessed, I would have said that Apple would be where the
Nook is and the Nook would be where Apple is,” says Brian Murray, CEO of HarperCollins Publishers. “They’re growing at the same rate everybody else has been growing, but that first year, with a partial catalogue, was a challenge.” “Our surveys have shown that only 49 percent of iPad owners read e-books on them, which suggests that although the iPad is a blockbuster device, it doesn’t necessarily lead to book reading for even a majority of its owners,” says James McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester Research. “And even when it does, what we know about the success of the Kindle store and app suggests that more Kindle books are being read on iPads than iBookstore books. And why not? If you’re a book lover and are predisposed to reading e-books, you are almost guaranteed to already be an Amazon customer and you are likely to continue that Amazon relationship on your iPad.” Apple spokesman Jason Roth declined comment. Apple’s influence has been less on sales so far than on cost and the kinds of books that can be downloaded. The “agency” pricing model did enable publishers to start charging more than $9.99 on new and popular releases on Amazon, a shift that the online seller bitterly opposed. And the iPad helped make illustrated books more widely available in electronic format, a market Amazon hopes to reach when it begins selling its own color device, the Kindle Fire. Maja Thomas, senior vice president for digital publishing at the Hachette Book Group, believes Apple is looking beyond the U.S. “It’s a long-term game for them,” she says. “It’s all about the international market and all the Apple stores around the world. Apple can compete in-
ternationally with Amazon in a way that it hasn’t in the U.S. because its footprint is already so huge overseas. You could have a player in the U.S. with modest success compared to the big boys making a huge impact internationally.” From the start, Isaacson’s book project was an almost certain success. Jobs was not only an iconic businessman, but had revealed little about his private life and was offering full cooperation and access to family and colleagues. He had battled cancer for years and was aware his book would stand as a last testament. And Isaacson is a proven best-seller as a biographer, with popular books on Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. The book was announced this spring, although Isaacson had been working on it for a couple of years. In an essay published this week on Time.com, Isaacson wrote that he was first approached by Jobs in 2004, when Isaacson was starting his Einstein book. Isaacson said he was initially surprised Jobs suggested the project, assuming he wasn’t going to retire for a long time. He later realized that Jobs knew he was sick and didn’t know how long he would live. They last met a few weeks ago, at Jobs’ home in Palo Alto, Calif. The Apple executive was in obvious pain, Isaacson recalled, but his spirit was strong as he talked about his childhood and showed the biographer some family pictures. Before leaving, Isaacson had a final question. “Why had he been so eager, during close to 50 interviews and conversations over the course of two years, to open up so much for a book when he was usually so private?” Isaacson wrote “’I wanted my kids to know me,’ he said. ‘I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did.’”
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Fumble recovery was difference for WVU West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen told his team at halftime Saturday that the Mountaineers were just one turnover away from turning a 10-9 halftime lead into a possible blowout. So when WVU came out for its first defensive drive of the second half, it was only right that it was able to force the turnover that would go on to be a big factor in Saturdayâ€™s 4316 victory. On the eighth play of a drive that took more than four minutes off the clock at the beginning of the third quarter, junior cornerback Pat Miller hit Connecticut quarterback Johnny McEntee. The ball popped up into the air and the fumble was picked up by redshirt freshman linebacker Jewone Snow. Snow ran the ball 83 yards down the field, giving the Mountaineers great field position and momentum. â€œThat was a huge play because they were driving the ball downfield and had a little bit of momentum,â€? said senior linebacker Najee Goode. â€œ(Snow) was in the right spot to make the play and thatâ€™s what he did.â€? Although he wasnâ€™t the one who scored, it didnâ€™t take long for WVU quarterback Geno Smith and the offense to reap the rewards of Snowâ€™s headsup play. Smith found inside receiver Tavon Austin on the following play for a 12-yard touchdown pass to give the Mountaineers a 17-9 lead. The Mountaineers used the momentum from that big play to boost every facet of its game
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Redshirt freshman linebacker Jewone Snow saw the football pop out of Connecticut quarterback Johnny McEnteeâ€™s hands, and he picked it up and ran 80 yards down the field before he was tackled at UConnâ€™s 12-yard line. The fumble recovery by Snow seemed to turn the game around for No. 13 West Virginia, as it never looked back in its 43-16 win over Connecticut Saturday. â€œI just tried to keep going and keep going,â€? Snow said. â€œBy the time I got to the 40 (yard line) it caught up with me. I got tired and started to tighten up and just tried to keep going.â€? Junior cornerback Pat Miller made the hit on McEntee to force the turnover. â€œWe were in the locker room (at halftime), and Coach Holgorsen just said, â€˜Itâ€™s a one turnover game. Weâ€™re one turnover away from blowing out the game,â€™â€? Miller said. â€œHe just happened to turn the ball over, and I just happened to cause the fumble.â€? The Mountaineer defense had possibly its best game of the year, holding UConn to no offensive touchdowns in the game. It was the third time this season the defense didnâ€™t allow the opposing offense to score a touchdown. â€œThe best itâ€™s been all year,â€? said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen of his teamâ€™s defense. â€œLike I said, the defense played fantastic. That was a dominating performance from our defense. The run defense got after the passer and created turnovers.â€? Senior defensive end Bruce Irvin got his second sack of the season on the Huskiesâ€™ second drive of the first quarter, slamming McEntee to the ground. Junior safety Terence Garvin also had a sack in the half, his second of the year. The Mountaineers got off to a slow start once again, as they went into the locker room with a 10-9 lead over the Huskies and gained 210 yards of total offense. â€œYouâ€™ve got to coach them into not pressing, and I pressed a little bit in the first half too,â€? Holgorsen said. â€œTheyâ€™re a pretty good team, and we knew what their plan was going to be, and they executed it in the first half.
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Junior quarterback Geno Smith threw for 450 yards, including 373 in the second half, to lead No. 13 West Virginia to a 46-13 win over Connecticut.
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Jerry West grew up in Chelyan, a town of several hundred in southern West Virginia. He describes himself as shy and introverted growing up, as well as determined to play basketball. He led the West Virginia University basketball team in one of its most successful times, became an Olympic Gold medalist, and then the symbol of the National Basketball Association as he thrived on the court as a player and off as a coach and general manager. But, he says, there were torments and dark days, as there so often are in the lives of the talented. West will sit down and discuss with his alma mater what it was like when the sun shined on him and when its rays were absent from his life. Called a confession and painful by reviewers, Westâ€™s autobiography gives readers an inside glimpse of the man who entranced the American sports world for years. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event through the WVU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Books signed are limited to 2 per person. No other items or memorabilia will be signed at this event.
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WVU special teams come up big against Connecticut by cody schuler sports writer
Following Saturday’s 43-16 victory over Connecticut, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen did something he hasn’t done all year – he spoke well of the special teams. “The thing I’m proud of more than anything is we made great strides with our special teams,” Holgorsen said. Holgorsen has referred to it again and again throughout the season that the key to success is winning the battle on offense, defense and with special teams. While the No. 13 Mountaineers have been able to piece together two of those characteristics throughout the season, Saturday was the first time in six tries West Virginia displayed all three during the same game. “You can’t win a championship unless you have three sides of the equation. The thing I like about this team right now is three sides of the ball understanding their jobs,” he said. After watching LSU run amok on kickoff returns, Holgorsen yanked some of the younger, inexperienced guys off the field and replaced them
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Redshirt junior kicker Tyler Bitancurt made two field goals against Connecticut. Redshirt freshman Michael Molinari, pictured as the holder, started his first game at punter. with battle-tested defensive starters such as redshirt senior defensive back Keith Tandy and redshirt senior safety Eain Smith. For the second week in a
row, the personnel switch paid off. The Huskies averaged fewer than 20 yards on six returns– the longest one going for 26 yards.
Adding to the great return coverage was a West Virginia kicking game that was very solid in all areas for the first time this season. In his first career start, red-
shirt freshman punter Michael Molinari exceeded expectations. The Parkersburg, W.Va., native averaged 43 yards on five punts, including three inside of the UConn 20-yard line. Molinari’s second punt of the game traveled 45 yards before going out of bounds just before the goal line, forcing the UConn offense to start the ensuing drive from its own two-yard line. Holgorsen was pleased most by Molinari’s ability to make the most of his opportunity. “Sometimes you have put guys in a game situation and give guys chances to see if they can do it,” he said. “UConn didn’t come after him as much and that changes guys as well, but he had time to kick it and the conditions were good and he took advantage of his opportunity.” Molinari started in place of redshirt junior Corey Smith, his friend and roommate. While nothing personal has developed out of the competition, Molinari explained how important it was for him to make the most of the opportunity. “You have to take advantage of these opportunities when you get them,” he said. “You can’t let them slide by or any-
thing, so you just have to go out there with confidence and make it happen.” West Virginia finished the game with net punting of 41.4 yards per punt – the best performance all season. Smith was not entirely missing from the field, however, as he kicked off five times out of eight opportunities for the Mountaineers. Smith would finish the day with an average of 64.2 yards per kickoff, a consistent performance with only one blemish – an illegal procedure penalty when he sent a kickoff out-of-bounds. Junior kicker Tyler Bitancurt continued his consistent ways, converting on field goal attempts of 31 and 33 yards. He also went a perfect five-forfive on extra points. Bitancurt is now 11-of-12 on field goal attempts this season. The 2009 first-team all-Big East selection has vastly improved both his confidence and consistency, something the Mountaineers desperately needed to see. Bitancurt started the game as the kickoff specialist and finished with three kickoffs averaging 65 yards, including one touchback. email@example.com
Defense continues to lead way in upset over Georgetown by alex sims sports writer
Strong defensive play has been the catalyst as of late for the No. 25 West Virginia men’s soccer team. The Mountaineers have used two straight shutouts from junior goalkeeper Justin Holmes to earn two much-needed victories in Big East Conference play. Saturday’s 1-0 victory against No. 13 Georgetown moved the Mountaineers into a tie for third place in the Big East blue division standings. Following the win, WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc stressed the value of keeping a quality in-conference opponent out of the net. “The shutout was good for us,” LeBlanc said. “We needed
the shutout, and we needed to play well.” Holmes has made two saves in each of West Virginia’s last two victories, giving him 20 on the year to go with three shutouts. A lineup adjustment was also a determining factor for the Mountaineers against Georgetown. LeBlanc made the switch from a 4-4-2 to a 3-5-2 lineup, featuring five midfielders and three defenders. “I thought we defended well,” LeBlanc said. “We limited them to not many really good opportunities.” Defensive-minded midfielder Allan Flott made his second consecutive start, giving him three on the year. In high school, Flott played on the back line for the D.C. United Academy team but
made the transition to midfield when he came to West Virginia. The sophomore’s game has evolved thanks to the switch, allowing him to make an impact offensively as well as defensively. “Now, I just focus on keeping possession,” Flott said. “I try to go forward when I can and use my service to move defenders.” Flott’s play and the shift to a 3-5-2 have allowed the Mountaineers to open up their offense while staying stingy on defense. The adjustments also allowed WVU to limit Georgetown’s leading scorer, Ian Christianson, to only two shot attempts. The leading goal-scorers for West Virginia’s last seven opponents have combined for six shot attempts. Only Dom Dwyer from South
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Head coach Dana Holgorsen, middle, and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh yell at the WVU offensive line during WVU’s win over UConn.
Florida and Patrick Innes from James Madison have found the net while facing WVU. This ability to shut down the opposition’s most talented players will be important going forward. The road will not be easy for the Mountaineers, as they will face rival Pittsburgh and Big East blue division leader Marquette, only to return home to take on No. 1 Connecticut. As the competition grows stronger, offensive breaks present themselves less and less, so consistent play by defensive captains Eric Schoenle and Ray Gaddis, strong play in the net by Holmes, and versatility added by Flott and displayed by the 3-5-2 lineup will all be imperative to West Virginia’s success. firstname.lastname@example.org
Continued from page 7 the rest of the way. Offensively, it jump-started a 23-point third quarter led by Smith’s 173 yards and three touchdowns. But the biggest impact came on the defensive side of the ball. Including the 65 yards the Huskies went down the field before Snow recovered his fumble, UConn gained 243 yards on offense in its first eight possessions of the game. Those yards, and three field goals by all-Big East Conference kicker Dave Teggart allowed the Huskies to stay in the game in the first half (along with the slow start by the WVU offense). After Snow’s fumble recovery, however, Connecticut had a difficult time generating any offense at all. Its final seven drives in the game resulted in six punts, a WVU safety and just 32 yards on offense. And that turnover gave
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Freshman running back Dustin Garrison celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown.
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Defensive lineman Josh Taylor celebrates after sacking UConn quarterback Johnny McEntee.
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Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Stedman Bailey runs downfield on his 84-yard touchdown catch.
“Your job as an offense is to just hang in there. It’s a long game.” After Snow’s fumble recovery in the third quarter, the Mountaineers scored on the very next play. Junior quarterback Geno Smith found junior inside receiver Tavon Austin on a 12yard slant pattern to give WVU a 17-9 lead. The offense exploded in the second half and finished with 541 yards of total offense. Smith finished the game with 450 yards passing and four touchdowns. Two of his touchdowns were to redshirt sophomore Stedman Bailey, who finished with 178 yards, his fourth straight game with more than 100 yards receiving. Bailey caught an 84-yard touchdown toward the end of the third quarter, the second longest touchdown pass in school
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Senior Ray Gaddis and the West Virginia defense limited No. 13 Georgetown to two shots on goal Saturday night. them all the momentum they needed. “The momentum completely shifted,” Snow said. “Our focus is to force turnovers on every possession. It was a great play (by Miller) on the fumble and when you just run to the ball on those type of plays, good things happen.” Saturday was Snow’s second straight start in place of injured linebacker Doug Rigg, and he’s been fantastic in both games. He led the Mountaineers with nine tackles against Bowling Green and added seven more to go with the crucial fumble recovery in the Big East opener. The boost Snow has given this defense the last few weeks has been incredible. “He’s able to get a good feel for the game,” Goode said of Snow. “We still help him out a little bit, but he’s comfortable running down in there and he makes plays.” Sure, even without his big play, the Mountaineers would have probably beaten the Huskies. But there’s no denying the
history. He caught the ball along the sideline, and a UConn defender tried to make a tackle but slipped, leaving green grass ahead of Bailey to run the rest of the way. “He wasn’t there to make the tackle,” Bailey said of the defender. “I saw the end zone and just figured I had to get on my high horse.” Austin finished with 74 yards and a touchdown and Ivan McCartney finished with six catches for 131 yards. The WVU offense scored on all four possessions inside the red zone. Redshirt freshman punter Michael Molinari got his first career start and took advantage of it right away. On his first punt of the game in the second quarter, the Parkersburg native punted the ball 41 yards to UConn’s 2-yard line. His second attempt in the fourth quarter went for 47 yards to UConn’s 15-yard line.
fact that when Miller made that hit and Snow rumbled his way down the field just as UConn was driving deep into Mountaineer territory to take the lead, the game changed. For the second time this year, the WVU defense faced the threat of losing a lead to an opponent in the second half and someone on the defense stepped up and made a play. The situation on Saturday was obviously a bit different than Eain Smith’s game-sealing interception in the fourth quarter against Maryland, but the concept is the same. When this defense has needed someone to step up and force a turnover, it’s happened. They say having a good defense can win championships. And to have a good defense, you have to be able to force turnovers and drain out any momentum the opponent has. This WVU defense has the ability to do just that, and it helped pave the way to a big win Saturday. email@example.com
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Senior defensive end Bruce Irvin finished with 1.5 sacks Saturday.
Defensively, safeties Eain Smith and Darwin Cook led WVU with eight tackles apiece.
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WVU splits weekend games, Mountaineers sweep two Big improves offensive rhythm East opponents this weekend by nick arthur sports writer
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Freshman Evyn McCoy spikes the ball during a match in August. Head coach Jill Kramer was happy with the improvement and execution of the team’s offense this weekend.
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The West Virginia volleyball team split its pair of home matches this weekend by making short work of DePaul before falling at the hands Notre Dame. The Mountaineers swept the Blue Demons 25-19, 25-19 and 25-13 with the help of their best offensive showing of the season. The team didn’t have as much luck against the Fighting Irish, who swept the sets 25-18, 25-19 and 25-12, adding to a winning streak that started in 1998. West Virginia head coach Jill Kramer came into the weekend with a different offensive approach, as she attempts to address the team’s issues. The second-year coach got mixed results, as the team looked impressive against the Blue Demons before struggling against the Fighting Irish. West Virginia came into the weekend with a .114 hitting percentage but set a season high with a .279 percentage against DePaul. It was a different story against Notre Dame as the team struggled to find its rhythm, posting a .088 hittting percentage. “It is a step in the right direc-
tion, and we just need to keep getting better at it and practicing it,” Kramer said. West Virginia set a few new season-highs against DePaul, recording 10 service aces and setting a new high in hitting percentage. Seniors led the way for the Mountaineers, as Kari Post led with 30 assists connecting with Michelle Kopecky, who picked apart the Blue Demons with 12 kills on a sizzling .321 clip. WVU’s defensive anchor Serinna Russo continued her strong play this season, digging up 22 balls against DePaul while adding 23 more against Notre Dame. The Mountaineers came out of the gates strong against the Blue Demons. The only deficit WVU faced came early in the first set. The team then five unanswered points, not looking back for the remainder of the game. West Virginia took advantage of a defeated Blue Demons squad, scoring five unanswered points to start the set until the Mountaineers built a 14-6 lead, forcing DePaul coach Nadia Edwards to call timeout. West Virginia didn’t take its foot off the gas, building the team to 18-7 before ending the
game on kill by freshman Evyn McCoy. “DePaul never really stressed us,” Kramer said. “A lot of that is because we were doing really good things, and we never really opened a door for them.” Kramer emphasized her desire for the team to take care of playing at home and so far, the Mountaineers have responded. All four of the wins the team has registered this year have come at the WVU Coliseum. Notre Dame came out in the second set fighting, scoring the set’s first four points and leading Kramer to call timeout and rally her troops. The Mountaineers weren’t able to overcome six attack errors, eventually dropping the set despite Kylie Armbruster’s four kills. The Mountaineers had offensive success despite being without the services of freshman sensation Halle Kearney, who is out with an ankle injury. Kearney is second on the team with 123 kills, while Kopecky leads WVU with 140. The team will conclude its three-game home stand Saturday when they host rival Pittsburgh. firstname.lastname@example.org
The No. 22 West Virginia women’s soccer team won two Big East matches this weekend to improve to 7-1-0 in conference play. The Mountaineers defeated St. John’s Friday night in impressive fashion, 3-0. “We’re fighting for a Big East Championship, and every point is so critical, especially at home,” said West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. Junior Mallory Smith, sophomore Emily Dillon and freshman Kate Schwindel all scored goals against the Red Storm. “No matter what, you have to work in this conference, and you can’t take anything for granted,” Izzo-Brown said. “I was proud of the way the girls responded.” St. John’s had won two consecutive games and was third in the Big East American Division prior to Friday’s game. “I give the credit to the players,” Izzo-Brown said. “As a staff, we really broke things down and recognized some weaknesses, but it’s all about execution.” On Sunday afternoon, the Mountaineers were victorious over Syracuse, 5-1, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. It was Senior Day for the six seniors on the West Virginia team. “It was critical for us to win at home and also let everyone know that these seniors were special,” Izzo-Brown said. “I thought everybody stepped up to the challenge this weekend to make sure that it was a great last stand for us at home.” Seniors Blake Miller, Meghan Lewis and Morgan
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Senior forward Morgan Betscher celebrates after scoring a goal against Syracuse in her final regular season home game at West Virginia. Betscher all netted goals to lead the Mountaineers to victory over the Orange. “It was awesome,” IzzoBrown said. “I was really proud of what the seniors contributed.” Betscher was able to extend the West Virginia lead to 2-0 with a goal from 35 yards out. “I haven’t scored since freshman year, so it was a big day for me to score,” Betscher said. Miller scored a goal and added an assist, raising her point total to 14 this season. “It was everything I hoped it would be. It was exciting,” Miller said. “We came out extremely strong in the first half, and we never let down.”
West Virginia was dominant all weekend. The Mountaineers took 18 corner kicks and held their opponents to only three. In fact, West Virginia has taken 61 more corner kicks than its opponents this season. Izzo-Brown feels her team may be playing its best soccer right now, which is what’s expected. “You’ve got to play your best soccer at the end of the year,” Izzo-Brown said. The Mountaineers will go on the road for three games before returning to Morgantown for the beginning of the Big East Tournament Oct. 27. email@example.com
Etuk’s goal leads WVU past Hoyas by amit batra
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The No. 25 West Virginia men’s soccer team returned to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium to host No. 13 Georgetown Saturday. The Mountaineers defeated the Hoyas 1-0 in front of a crowd of 811 people. The goal came from junior midfielder Uwem Etuk with nine minutes left in regulation. The victory gave the Mountaineers a 6-4-1 record and a huge victory in terms of the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers outshot the Hoyas 17-12 in a game of many opportunities for both teams. The goal by Etuk was his first of the season and fifth of his career. Junior forward Peabo Doue assisted on the goal, which was Etuk’s second career game winner. “I took my chance. I went after it,” Etuk said. “Georgetown is a solid team, so we had to take our chance for the goal.” Doue took a shot from the top of the 18-yard box. The shot deflected off the hands of Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez. Etuk settled the rebound and rifled a shot that matt sunday/the daily athenaeum hit the crossbar and went in the Junior midfielder Uwem Etuk scored the game-winning goal for the Mountaineers back of the net. West Virginia head coach against Georgetown Saturday. Marlon LeBlanc was satisfied with the performance in the Mountaineer win. “It was a big win,” LeBlanc said. “This is a very good Georgetown team. I think we rushed a couple of shots, but we were very efficient.” Two straight wins (Cincinatti and Georgetown) for the Mountaineers have their confidence on a high note. The team feels it is back on the right track after losing two straight games in mid-September against USF and James Madison, according to LeBlanc. “The shutout was good for us,” LeBlanc said after the game Saturday. “I thought we defended well, and they didn’t have any real good opportunities.” The Mountaineers attempted several shots in the game but failed to take advantage of other opportunities to score more goals. Freshman forward Andy Bevin had six shots, and junior midfielder Shadow Sebele added three of his own. West Virginia goalkeeper Justin Holmes recorded his third shutout of the year. firstname.lastname@example.org