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ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY
HEADED TO MORGANTOWN
by michael carvelli sports editor
For the first time in its 25-year history, ESPN College GameDay will be coming to Morgantown for a West Virginia football game this weekend. The No. 16 Mountaineers will host No. 2 LSU Saturday at 8 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium. It will be nationally televised in primetime on ABC. “This is a tremendous opportunity. It will give us great national exposure and it’s a chance
for the University to be in the national spotlight on a very popular weekly college football show,” said West Virginia Sports Marketing Director Matt Wells. “The impact of that is immeasurable. There’s a lot of benefit to having GameDay in Morgantown.” College GameDay is ESPN’s weekly show that previews all of the big college football games and matchups from across the country. It’s hosted by Chris Fowler and includes analysts like Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Lee Corso, Erin Andrews
and David Pollack. The show begins every Saturday during college football season at 9 a.m. on ESPNU and then continues from 10 a.m. until noon on ESPN. “This is a big deal,” Wells said. “This shows that the national perception of WVU is strong. It shows the respect that the networks have for our team and our fanbase.” The University knew at the beginning of the year that this game could be in contention to have the show come to Mor-
gantown for the LSU game, but there was no official announcement made about it until Sunday morning. “(ESPN) sends a letter to several schools before the season starts saying we were in the pool of candidates (for GameDay). That was the first contact,” Wells said. “As the season progressed and both teams became ranked, additional contacts were made.” Now that it has been made official that College GameDay will
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Why are you excited for ESPN College GameDay? @IamSam304 We finally have a chance to showcase a top-notch program, university, fanbase, and state in front of America. @freshnessWVU Because it will be all eyes on Morgantown as we make our national audition to join the SEC! @thecurseofchris It gives me something to look forward to and helps get through the week of classes.
WVU honors 150 collegiate scholars
WEST VIRGINIA 37 | MARYLAND 31
A PERFECT START
by lydia nuzum
associate city editor
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars recognized 150 West Virginia University freshmen and sophomores for academic excellence at an induction ceremony Sunday in the Mountainlair. NSCS is a non-profit organization that recognizes more than 800,000 high-achieving students nationally in areas of service, scholarship and leadership. The organization offers a variety of academic and philanthropic opportunities to its members, said Katlin Stinespring, vice president of public relations and member recruitment for NSCS. “There are a lot of opportunities for new inductees to learn and grow,” Stinespring said. The organization admits students in the top 20 percent of their class with a minimum of a 3.4 GPA. But, Stinespring said the organization focuses
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University Police teach self-defense classes at Rec by mike atkinson correspondent
Geno Smith threw for a career-high 388 yards and one touchdown in No. 16 West Virginia’s 37-31 win over Maryland in College Park, Md., Saturday.
No. 16 WVU holds on for 37-31 win over Maryland
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The WVU men’s soccer team beat Richmond and Duquesne this weekend. SPORTS PAGE 10
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Junior quarterback Geno Smith became the second player in school history to pass for more than 385 yards while throwing at least 45 passes in the same game. Read more from Saturday’s game in Sports.
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FIRST QUARTER WVU 0, MD 3 (7:14) Nick Ferrara 25-yard field goal WVU 7, MD 3 (3:02) Vernard Roberts 9-yard TD run WVU 14, MD 3 (1:44) Terence Garvin 37-yard interception return for touchdown SECOND QUARTER WVU 17, MD 3 (13:33) Tyler Bitancurt 35-yard field goal WVU 24, MD 3 (8:15) Andrew Buie 10-yard TD run WVU 24, MD 10 (2:32) Kevin Dorsey 18-yard TD reception
WVU 27, MD 10 (0:00) Tyler Bitancurt 34-yard field goal THIRD QUARTER WVU 34, MD 10 (11:36) Stedman Bailey 34-yard TD reception WVU 34, MD 16 (11:36) Davin Maggett 20-yard run. Twopoint conversion failed. WVU 34, MD 23 (1:20) D.J. Adams 6-yard TD run FOURTH QUARTER WVU 34, MD 31 (10:29) D.J. Adams 2-yard TD run. Two-point conversion successful. WVU 37, MD 31 (4:42) Tyler Bitancurt 21-yard field goal
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University Police are teaming up with WELL WVU to provide free self-defense classes to West Virginia University students. The Personal Response Options and Tactically Effective Counter Techniques (PROTECT) program is offered exclusively to female students and is designed to prevent sexual assault. The first session of the course was held Sunday at the WVU Rec Center. Classes last about four hours and teach fundamental skills in self-defense and hand-to-hand combat, said Bartley Mayhorn, senior patrolman for University Police and instructor of PROTECT. “I’ve instructed self-defense classes in the past as well. This is a very good program,” Mayhorn said. Mayhorn said the class is dedicated to teaching young women how to defend themselves if they’re ever alone and attacked. Ashley Shimer, a first-year public history graduate student, said she’s been looking forward to taking a course like this for a while. The courses help young women feel more confident and safe when they’re traveling alone, Shimer said.
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Strong quake hits India GAUHATI, India (AP) — A strong earthquake shook northeastern India and Nepal on Sunday night, killing at least 16 people, damaging buildings and sending lawmakers in Nepal’s capital running into the streets. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, struck at 6:10 p.m. local time and was felt across northern and eastern India, including in the capital of New Delhi. It triggered at least two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3, Indian seismology official R.S. Dattatreyan said. He warned more aftershocks were possible. At least five people in India’s Sikkim state were killed and more than 50 were injured, according to the state’s top official, Chief Secretary Karma Gyatso. The north Indian state of West Bengal reported four deaths, and Bihar state reported two. Nepal’s government said five people died and dozens were hurt there, including two men and a child who were killed when a brick wall toppled outside the British Embassy in Nepal’s capital, Katmandu. The full extent of damage was not immediately known because the region is sparsely populated with many people living in remote areas now cut
Continued from page 1 on more than academics, and members participate in a variety of community service projects and social events. “As a college student, there’s a lot more the University has to offer than simply going to class,” Stinespring said. “Students should take advantage of organization opportunities and get more involved.” Dr. Kristi Wood-Turner, Interim Director of the WVU Center for Civic Engagement, gave the keynote speech for the induction ceremony, and
Nepalese rescue workers and people look on after after the British Embassy’s compound wall collapsed reportedly killing three pedestrians following an earthquake in Katmandu. off by mudslides triggered by the quake, state police Chief Jasbir Singh told The Associated Press. TV stations reported buildings buckled, sidewalks cracked and two major roads collapsed in Sikkim’s state capital of Gangtok, 42 miles (68 kilometers) southeast of the quake’s epicenter near the border with Nepal. The IndoTibetan Border Police said two of its buildings had collapsed in Gangtok. Small army columns fanned out across the city of some 50,000 overnight to search for anyone pinned under fallen debris. “We have sounded a high alert. Police are on the streets in Gangtok and other major towns,” he said. Electricity and some phone
service was interrupted in the area. Power lines snapped in the West Bengal cities of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, which “are now in total darkness,” state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, according to Press Trust of India. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered to send troops to help, and summoned the National Disaster Management Authority for an emergency meeting. The air force sent five planes to help with rescue efforts. The region has been hit by major earthquakes in the past, including in 1950 and 1897. In neighboring Nepal and Bangladesh, the quake Sunday night sent residents rushing out of their homes, offices and shopping centers.
Student-Athlete Academics Director Paul Downey was named the NSCS 2011 Distinguished Honorary Member. Students are invited to join NSCS during the spring semester of their freshman or sophomore year and participate in an application process before receiving a formal request to join the organization in the fall. The NSCS awards more than $250,000 in scholarships annually and offers induction recognition awards, merit awards and study-abroad opportunities. The organization also offers ScholarJobs, a job tool that allows users to create and up-
load a resume into an NSCSexclusive job search system. “NSCS can lead to many opportunities that would otherwise not be possible, such as elite graduate school admissions, study abroad programs and major-market internships,” said Emily Viglianco, vice president and induction coordinator of NSCS. “The students can expect to meet other scholars who share the same interests and dedication to learning, as well as gain skills to become leaders in their schools and community,” Viglianco said.
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Diplomats scramble ahead of Palestinian United Nations bid NEW YORK (AP) — With a tense week ahead for the future of the Middle East, the United States and Europe scrambled Sunday for a strategy that would help avoid a jarring showdown over whether to admit an independent Palestine as a new United Nations member. Instead, they sought to guide Israel and the Palestinians back into the tough bargaining on a long-sought peace agreement. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton discussed the current trajectory in New York, in which the Palestinian plan to gain statehood and membership at the U.N. would run headfirst into an American veto in the Security Council, and possible Israeli recriminations. Yet there was no apparent and immediate solution to the many problems that have hindered Mideast peace efforts for months. Diplomats were working feverishly as part of an increasingly desperate effort to guide the two parties back into direct negotiations, but were
tight-lipped on whether the slim chances for a breakthrough were improving. “We are meeting to talk about the way forward,” Clinton said as she shook hands with Ashton in a New York hotel. She declined to say if mediators were making progress. The Palestinians are frustrated by their inability to win from Israel concessions such as a freeze on settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. And with violence out of the question and bilateral talks with Israel failing, they see the U.N. route as the only viable route for progress in the short term. To address the Palestinian concerns, Western officials were discussing the possibility of including some timeframes, however vague, in any statement put out by the Mideast peace mediators – the U.S., EU, U.N. and Russia – known as the Quartet, officials said. These would focus on the restart of Israeli-Palestinian talks and signs of tangible progress. Envoys from all four gath-
ered Sunday in New York and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Kimoon met with Quartet envoy Tony Blair. A further meeting of Quartet officials was planned for Monday, officials said, with Ashton possibly presenting some ideas to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the same day. The timeframes wouldn’t be deadlines, as such, but would seem to address the Palestinian desire to see quick action. The offer would come with an unchanged message that Washington would veto a Palestinian bid at the Security Council for U.N. recognition and membership, but at the very least it would represent a dignity-saving compromise for Abbas’ U.S.backed government. The alternative concern is that an embarrassment for his government would embolden Hamas, which the U.S. and Israel consider a terrorist organization and which would be far less eager to negotiate a twostate settlement with the Jewish nation.
Continued from page 1 be in Morgantown this weekend, the next step is finding out where the set will be located. That’s a decision that Wells said should be figured out within the next few days. “We will share our thoughts and opinions on where it should be,” he said. “When they get to town, they will survey the sights. It’s too early to tell where it will be, though. “We just have to wait until they get here and see what they’re thinking.” ESPN sent College GameDay to Morgantown for the WVU men’s basketball game against Louisville in 2009. Wells said WVU is using that past experience in figuring out how it is going to handle fan behavior this weekend. “We want to appeal to our fans’ common sense and I think our fans are smart and very passionate and realize that this is a tremendous opportunity and we don’t want anything that could be seen as negative to happen,” Wells said. “This is a situation where our fans will step up and represent themselves and the University very well.” And WVU fans understand just how much representing the school in a positive way can help improve the image of the University, especially on a stage as big as College GameDay. “WVU is going to be in the national spotlight this weekend and it’s a great opportunity for us to shine both on the football field and as fans and there’s so much benefit we can gain from it,” said Mountaineer Maniacs Executive Director Steve Staffileno. “But all it takes is for a couple people to do something inappropriate or out of line to completely ruin that benefit and give us a negative image. “We need everyone to step up and do everything they can to give us a good showing.”
Jerry West visited the set when basketball’s College GameDay came to Morgantown in 2009.
The GameDay set was placed inside the WVU Coliseum in 2009. It is still unknown where College Football GameDay will place the set.
WVU students flooded the Coliseum in 2009 with an array of different signs.
classes weren’t available during my undergrad. So, it was Continued from page 1 one of the first things I looked for as a grad student.” “I work for the park service, Mayhorn said the classes and I hike and run alone a lot are currently only available for of the time,” she said. “These women, but there have been
discussions about creating a class for men. “We are working on one for males, but it hasn’t been developed yet,” Mayhorn said. WELL WVU is the student center for health and wellness at WVU, and offers resources in fitness, nutrition, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, sexual assault, stress management, anxiety and depression treatment and other pertinent health topics. The next PROTECT classes are scheduled for Oct. 16 and Nov. 13 at the Rec Center starting at noon. Students interested in participating in the PROTECT program can register at http:// simpleforms.scripts.wvu.edu/ wellwvu/PROTECTFall2011/. email@example.com
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Initial report on deadly W.Va. crash due in six days MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The pilot of a post-World War II plane that crashed during an air show in West Virginia was a decorated Air Force pilot and instructor, a successful businessman and a passionate pilot who stressed safety first and foremost, friends and family said Sunday. Federal aviation officials investigating the crash that killed John “Jack” Mangan of Concord, N.C., said they expect to have a preliminary finding within days into the cause of the crash Saturday during a show by the T-28 Warbird Aerobatic Formation Demonstration Team. Mangan, 54, was killed when his T-28 crashed and burst into flames before hundreds of stunned spectators at the Martinsburg air show. He had flown with the demonstration team for five years. A National Transportation Safety Board investigator was on the scene Sunday and was expected to conduct a briefing later in the day. The investigator did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press. A preliminary accident report was expected within 3-5 working days, said Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA was assisting the NTSB by checking Mangan’s pilot records, medical certification
and any documents related to the T-28. The Journal of Martinsburg reported the aircraft lost control during a six-plane stunt formation and then crashed on a runway near hangers at the airfield. No one was injured when the aircraft wobbled and crashed, authorities said. Many in the crowd embraced each other and wept after seeing the aircraft appear to disintegrate in a fireball.
The guard unit that sponsored the air show urged spectators who witnessed the deadly crash to seek support if they were “traumatically affected” by what they saw. “We understand that you are mourning with us,” Col. Roger L. Nye, commander of the 167 Airlift Wing, said in a statement. “In this difficult time we all need to take care of each other.” Unit leadership has con-
tacted area schools to ensure that children who witnessed the crash have access to grief counseling when they return to classes on Monday. Mangan, a retired Air Force officer who graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, left a wife, Kathy, and two other children. He was the president of RMG, a Kingsport, Tenn., company with a chain of more than 80 fast-food restaurants in Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia,
Ohio and Pennsylvania. “Jack was a beloved leader in our company, and his untimely passing is a blow to us all,” RMG said in a statement on its website. Sean Mangan, 27, said his father instructed him to fly and he always stressed attention to detail, preparation and safety. “He was the best pilot I know,” Sean Mangan said of his father. “Flying was his passion. He was a great pilot and a wonderful parent and husband.” As an Air Force fighter pilot, Jack Mangan flew F-4s and F15s and was an instructor and mission commander in the U.S. during Operation Desert Storm, said Rick Rountree, a spokesman for RMG. He received three meritorious service medals and was fighter pilot of the year in 1984, he said. The North American T-28 Trojan that he flew in the air show was a basic trainer that was used by the U.S Navy, including for carrier operation, according to The Boeing Co.’s website. Its first flight was in 1949 and it was designed to transition pilots to jet aircraft. “This was his hobby, to fly these T-28s,” Rountree said. “He loved doing it, and he actually flew a lot in his job.” Mangan and RMG also supported The Patriot Foundation, created to provide support to the families of soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort
involving a federal energy audit and clothing allowance for poor children also appear off-target. Tomblin, meanwhile, has blamed Maloney for the relocation of the drilling firm he cofounded from West Virginia to Pennsylvania. But the move came four years after Maloney sold his shares in the company. Another ad makes an issue of a home the Maloney family owns in Georgia, although Tomblin and his wife have an out-ofstate vacation house as well. At least eight negative ads have aired. With early voting starting Wednesday, more are expected before the Oct. 4 election. The RGA and America
Works USA, which is funded by the Democratic Governors Association, had spent $1.8 million on their negative ads as of Friday, according to filings with the Secretary of State’s office. The Democratic group accounts for 57 percent of that amount. Maloney and Tomblin will detail their latest spending in campaign finance reports due Sept. 23. Most of the anti-Tomblin ads have focused on the kennel run by his mother and money it has received from the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund. One Maloney ad says Tomblin “directed $2.5 million of taxpayer money” to the ken-
nel, while a second spot says he “voted to direct over $3 million” and a third alleges he “directed millions.” An RGA ad alleges that “with Tomblin in power, the Legislature pushed through a law to divert more state money to the Tomblins.” Among other sources, the ads cite a newspaper editorial and an opinion column that criticized Tomblin for voting on measures involving the greyhound fund. None of the press items mention taxes. Maloney repeatedly referred to the fund as “taxpayer money” during the race’s Sept. 13 debate, at one point alleging that if it “didn’t go to the breeders, it would be
in the general revenue fund.” Taxes are the chief source for the general revenue budget, and the greyhound fund relies on neither. Video lottery machines at the state’s four racetracks supply the bulk of its revenues, nearly $55 million since 1994. Wagering on races and casino table games at the tracks also provides funding. The fund aims to promote the in-state breeding, training and racing of greyhounds. It provides supplemental awards to the purses won in races. Officials do not direct the awarding of funds. They are instead based on points earned in races by a greyhound bred and owned in the state. The $2 mil-
A single engine T-28 from the six-plane Trojan Horsemen Demonstration Flight Team crashes and explodes during a performance at the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Open House and Air Show, Saturday, Sept. 17.
Bragg. “He was very positive and upbeat and one of those natural born leaders,” Rountree said. “He was clearly the guy who RMG on a day-to-day basis, operationally, and he was an extremely popular leader with his employees.” Mangan’s death came a day after an air race crash in Reno, Nev., that killed nine, including the pilot of a vintage World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane, and the team performing in the skies over Martinsburg was mindful of that tragedy before they performed. “Our hearts are hurting for all those involved in Reno, but now is the time for us to focus on our job,” the team said in a posting on their Facebook page before the West Virginia crash. “We are professionals and we take safety very seriously. Thunder over the Blue Ridge will go on today entertaining thousands of spectators safely.” The acrobatic team performs in air shows across such as the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge show organized over the weekend at an airport near Martinsburg, according to Gen. James Hoyer, West Virginia Air National Guard adjutant. The show is put on by the Air National Guard. The rest of the air show, including Sunday’s planned performances, were canceled.
lion to $3 million received by Tomblin Kennel represent less than 5 percent of the fund’s revenues. Tomblin’s attack ad says that “Maloney then sold his company for millions, and allowed the headquarters and West Virginia jobs to be moved to Pennsylvania.” But one newspaper article cited in the ad said that Maloney sold his share in Shaft Drillers International in 2006, while the other article it cites reported that the company was relocating in early 2010. “The company’s new owners moved their corporate headquarters just across the state line,” Maloney spokeswoman Michelle Yi said in a statement.
Attack ads now the norm in West Virginia race for governor CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The air war in West Virginia’s special election for governor has become negative, with the two leading candidates and their party backers broadcasting attacks that contain plenty of misleading and questionable allegations. At least four of the TV ads from GOP nominee Bill Maloney or his Republican Governors Association allies have attacked acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin over his mother’s greyhound breeding business. These spots have mischaracterized the state funds received by the business, and the Democrat’s role in how the money is distributed. Maloney’s attacks
Police: Trucker killed 3 prostitutes across South COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Longhaul trucker John Boyer’s gray beard and round face give him a grandfatherly appearance, but when he opens his mouth, he seethes with anger toward women. This hatred had murderous results, authorities said, as he picked up prostitutes around the Southeast, killed them and dumped their bodies near interstate highways. He’s accused of at least three slayings and is suspected in a fourth. Boyer has pleaded guilty to killing a woman in North Carolina and faces murder charges in slayings in Tennessee and South Carolina. His most recent confession came last month. The similarities of the cases and the apparent lack of remorse from Boyer have investigators encouraging their counterparts along highways around the Southeast to review unsolved killings and missing person files. Even his own attorney in the North Carolina case felt uneasy around him and wondered what else he might have done. “I think there are a lot more. There’s no telling. This guy traveled all over the country. Hopefully we’ll get more of these cases solved through DNA,” said detective Scott Smith of the Hickman County, Tenn., sheriff’s office. In the case Smith investi-
gated, Boyer picked up 25-yearold prostitute Jennifer Smith in April 2005 and brought her to an abandoned parking lot just off Interstate 40. The two argued over money, and Boyer strangled the victim with the seat belt of his truck, dumped her body from the cab, and drove off, the detective said. Her body was found in 2005 by a highway worker, but it took two years for investigators to match DNA found on her body to a sample Boyer gave after pleading guilty in North Carolina. Boyer confessed to the killing after investigators cornered him with the evidence, but he also went on a tirade against women, said Smith, who’s not related to the victim. The investigator was chilled by the hatred toward women from a man who had never been married and lived with his mother near Augusta, Ga. A woman who answered the phone Friday at a listing for Boyer’s mother denied knowing him. Darlington County, S.C., Sheriff’s Capt. Andy Locklair immediately got the same impression when he stepped into an interview room to question Boyer about a killing in that state. The first thing Boyer said to him was: “What b---- are you here about?” Locklair confronted Boyer earlier this month about the
death of 34-year-old Michelle Haggadone. Her body was found in April 2000 beneath pine straw at a parking area on Interstate 20 near Florence, about 30 miles from the truck stop where Boyer had picked her up. Boyer immediately denied killing Haggadone, lashing out at Locklair and an investigator with him. “He said he had slept with a lot of prostitutes and a lot of them were detectives’ daughters or prosecutors’ daughters,” Locklair said. “He just tried to get the upper hand from the start.” The captain added: “I’m not a behavior science expert, but he has some deep, deep issues with women.” Haggadone was strangled with a wire or cord after the two argued over the price of her services, authorities said. Her body went unidentified for a decade, until a DNA sample from a relatives matched a sample from her body. Investigators had no DNA evidence to go on, but Locklair and another investigator realized several aspects of the crime, like what the victim was doing and where and how she
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was killed, matched the earlier slayings linked to Boyer. Without physical evidence to back him into a corner, Locklair decided he would try to draw a confession by gaining Boyer’s trust. He told Boyer about his father, who also was a truck driver, then started trapping him in his lies. Locklair’s case and the one in Tennessee will take some time to resolve. Boyer will be taken to Tennessee to face a first-degree murder charge after his North Carolina sentence ends. He is going to face a murder charge in South Carolina, but Locklair isn’t sure when he might end up in court because of the other two cases. Boyer had been interviewed when Wood was still considered a missing person case because the two had been seen together at a party the night she disappeared. Authorities said detectives later got incriminating statements from Boyer when the case became a homicide investigation. At least two of the unsolved cases involve woman who were small and slightly built, like Boyer’s other alleged victims.
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U.S. postal service should be privatized It is not a shock hear the United States Postal Service is going to close more offices, four of which are in West Virginia, according to www.wvmetronews.com. The government agency has had financial troubles for 10 years with no solutions other than closing its smaller branches. With the USPS currently being $8 billion in debt, extreme measures had to be taken even if it means short-term job losses.
The decision to close 250 processing facilities nationwide is not enough to solve the problem. The best answer to the problem is closing the USPS altogether. How will everyone receive their mail? Will the world end as well? Not hardly. If the postal service were to close its doors, it would not be the end of mail. There is still a demand for it, and therefore the industry will be carried out in the private business sector.
Although thousands of jobs will be lost (temporarily), the end result will be much better than what we have today. Every letter or package that would usually be sent through USPS would just be sent through a private company. Private companies in the industry would pick up the work once performed by USPS, which would lead to those companies hiring more workers (theoretically, those would be the same workers who once worked for the USPS).
There is still a need for mail, but that need is declining. With more people paying bills online and communicating through emails, this has taken its toll on the postal service, which is why the government agency is failing. The U.S. government should dissolve the postal service and focus its attention on its enormous list of “things to fix,” such as our national deficit. By making cuts with the postal service and not shutting it down, it is likely that the only
result will be a sub-par mail system. If mail was completely privatized, the competition between companies would ensure quality. The government should not give money to the USPS to keep it afloat. Let the basic rules of economics govern the mail industry. As long as there is a demand for mail, there will be an entrepreneur to carry it.
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On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy will finally be repealed, allowing gay and lesbian soldiers to finally serve in the military without the worry of being treated like second-class citizens. The policy was established in 1993 during the Clinton administration as a means of decreasing discrimination against gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the military by denying the recruiter’s ability to ask questions regarding sexual orientation during recruitment. However, if a claim of sexual orientation is mentioned, the recruiter has the right to
the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. A person who wants to fight for this country should be given the opportunity, regardless of his or her sexual orientation. The repealing of this policy is a giant step for gay rights and gay marriage. The road to gay marriage is going to be long and difficult. Even though there are six states, along with the District of Columbia, that have legalized gay marriage, there are 30 other states that amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. “It (gay marriage) ceases to send the crucial social message that (marriage) sends now, which is that oppositesex sexual relationships are important; they are unique,” said Peter Spriggs, a spokesman for the Family Research Council, an organization that opposes
gay marriage. This way of thinking goes against today’s mentality. The country is being held back by conservative views that do not help society, only hinder it. The policy was written fourteen years ago, when the idea of homosexuals in the military was taboo, and since then (it has become known fact that gays serve in the military). Supporters have said the knowledge of a homosexual soldier in the military would obstruct unit cohesion and morale. This claim is utterly wrong, because it defends the excuse of homophobia as a means to mistreat someone. Matthew Shepard’s case proves that homophobia is not an acceptable excuse for murder in the U.S. judicial system. Shepard, a University of Wyoming student, was tied to a fence and brutally assaulted for
being gay in 1998. He died days later with his family by his side. The fact that they did not like him for his sexual orientation is defended by the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. It encourages that it is not acceptable for people to be themselves and that it is alright for someone to possess hatred and prejudice. We live in a society that teaches “do not get raped” instead of “do not rape,” and that hiding behind lies is the best way to live life, lest we be judged. These ways of thinking are outdated and beyond hurtful; they are disparaging to the spirit of homosexuals. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy basically says that gay life is not right, it is not normal, and it is not tolerable to have desires that are potentially never going to be acted on. This logic defends hate, be-
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discharge the service person because it was an open claim of engagement in prohibited conduct. The policy was a compromise between Congress, President Clinton and the military to alleviate discrimination, but it also allowed Congress to regulate land and naval forces. Although the policy was meant to help, it only harmed the rights of homosexual servicemen and women and the military in general. It takes away the civil liberties and rights of homosexual Americans, lowering them down to substandard citizens in a country founded on the principle of equality. Not only does this policy hinder the rights of individuals, but it conflicts with the very essence of America. Civil rights have been granted to almost all types of U.S. citizens, except for
This July 16 photo shows members of the military marching in the Gay Pride Parade in San Diego.
Repealing ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ is a big step
cause it supports stereotypes. If a straight soldier cannot get past the fact that gay soldiers are equally capable, then they are not fit to defend the country. Soldiers who discriminate are a disruption to unit cohesion and morale. Those soldiers do not deserve to defend a country founded on equality, especially if they are denying the constitutional rights of a peer and fellow soldier. With the repeal of the policy, the country is becoming more open-minded about sexual orientation in the military and in marriage. If a door is opened to one race, creed or origin, then it should be open to all. And if a soldier cannot handle serving with a homosexual person, then he or she is not mature enough to serve the country in times of war.
Words of Wisdom A message from the University Police Department Make good choices when it comes to celebrating
Robert Fritz - composer, filmmaker, creator. You make many choices every day. The choice to go this way or that, to listen to this song or that song, to play this game or that game, to study for SGTS. Kenneth main and this class or that class. Many of the choices are inpeggy runyon consequential to the way your University Police department life unfolds. But some are not, even “The way to activate the those that may seem so at the seeds of your creation is by time. Like the choice to particmaking choices about the re- ipate in setting a malicious fire on the street or in a trash bin. sults you want to create.”
We want everyone to support their school and team while keeping celebration choices in good taste. But what may start out as seemingly harmless fun, can quickly erupt into a dangerous situation. Setting fires can kill injure. Whether you start the fire or add something to an existing fire, being a part of the process is a serious offense and can result in fines, penalties and suspension or expulsion from West Virginia University,
as well as lead to arrest, probation, civil damages, community service hours, counseling and a criminal record. Legally, malicious burning is defined as willfully and maliciously burning or assisting in the burning of any materials, property of your own, or property belonging to another on any public street, private street, right-of-way, alley, sidewalk, driveway or parking lot. To legally burn in the City of Morgantown, one must pur-
chase a permit from the Morgantown Fire Marshal’s office, even for something as simple as a bonfire. There are various Department of Health Regulations and Air Pollution issues that must be addressed. According to city ordinances, a person can be fined no less than $100 and no more than $1,000 for each violation. If you throw more than one item in a fire, you can be charged for each item. Make good choices and carefully consider the con-
sequences of actions or inactions: • Encourage others not to participate in setting fires • Do not add items to an existing fire • Leave any area where this situation may be occurring • Report incidents to 911 We encourage you to celebrate in a responsible manner. Don’t put yourself and others at risk from careless acts. Everyone is encouraged to make their talent the flame and their genius the fire.
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THE WEEK AHEAD today September 19
the Public Relations Student Society of America will be meeting at 5 p.m. in 205 Martin Hall.
tuesday September 20
a Student Forum with the Chancellor for Health Sciences Dr. Christopher C. Colenda will be held in the Okey Patteson Auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. Students from all disciplines are invited to attend.
wednesday September 21
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thursday September 22
a lecture by sculptor Thaddeus Mosley will begin at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall at the Creative Arts Center.
friday September 23
Tomchin Planetarium, located in 425 Hodges Hall, will present Ultimate Universe at 8 p.m. and “It’s About Time” at 9 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made at 304-293-3422, ext. 1443. Tomchin Observatory, located on the 4th floor of Hodges Hall, will be open at about 8:30 p.m. for viewing on the same night if the sky is clear.
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 kappaphi_ 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 email@example.com. RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION meets at 7:30 p.m. Any issues pertaining to residence halls can be brought up and discussed at this meeting. For more information, contact Victoria Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org. RIFLE CLUB meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell Building. For more information, contact 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, contact Felicia at fgilber@ mix.wvu.edu or 732-674-8357.
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FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE meets in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email rsnyder9@ mix.wvu.edu. WVU FENCING CLUB hosts 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 practices 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Wellness programs on topics such as nutrition, sexual health and healthy living are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU Student 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 email@example.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 5 years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304598-5180 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 304-293-4117. 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 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 email 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Catholic Mass is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. the Condom Caravan, a project of WELLWVU Student Wellness and Health Promotion, will be in the Mountainlair from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. 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.msnap.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 p.m. to 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, email morgantownnewcomers.com. New group therapy opportunities are available for free at the Carruth Center. 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 293-4431 or contact email@example.com.
Horoscopes BY JACQUELINE BIGAR born today This year, you feel pressured to maintain a high profile at work and within your community. You might worry a lot about funds. Precautions and self-discipline are great; however, what might be a problem is a negative feeling. Negative thinking feeds more negative thinking. Change the pattern. Choose to see the glass as half-full. If you are single, you’ll meet people through your work and commitments. Around your birthday 2012, you could meet someone significant. The friendship is equally as important as the love relationship. If you are attached, work and live as a team. Stoke the friendship. GEMINI admires your attitude. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Keep a dialogue going. You could be overwhelmed by everything that is happening. A partner or associate is quite clear about his or her priorities. Take a cue from this person for the moment. Meanwhile, try to center yourself through a talk. Tonight: Avoid a snippy conversation. Listen and understand. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Be sensitive to expenditures. In the long run, even if your checkbook isn’t the one paying, others could be resentful of your sometimes extravagant style. What they don’t get is that you would make the same choices for yourself. Tonight: Become more aware of another person’s limits. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Your perspective might change radically if you could take in another person’s view. At the moment, you simply seem to be closed
off. Remember, you don’t have an exclusive on brilliant ideas; others can have one or two! Show interest in their thoughts. Tonight: Kick up your heels. Forget what day of the week it is.
of uncertainty, perhaps unrelated to the present situation, could be undermining you now. Accept another person’s advice. Tonight: A discussion could be illuminating.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Take your time making decisions. You might not be as sure of yourself as you’d like. Take some personal time to look at your present lack of confidence and where it stems from. Try to air out this negativity and rebuild your security. Tonight: Do for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Defer to others, which will allow you to do more of what you want. A meeting or friendship could be difficult, encouraging you to turn in a new direction. Why not? Confirm any meetings, calls or statements that might feel off. Tonight: Having fun, even if it is Monday.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Use today to focus on a key goal. You find that you have the backing and support of others. Reason with someone rather than fight with him or her. Confusion could surround your finances as well. Tonight: Where people are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You could be more tired than you realize. True to form, you meet your responsibilities, though that usual pizazz isn’t there. Be willing to take care of yourself first, and don’t overextend yourself. Tonight: Easy works.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You have no control over others, but you have control over yourself. Don’t push so hard with others, and zero in on what is important. Accept extra responsibility, especially if you could use some overtime or extra funds. Tonight: Burning the candle at both ends.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Your playfulness makes a big difference and allows greater give-and-take. Your intellectual gifts come forward, though you might need to slow down in order to explain your ideas to the rest of the world! Tonight: Aren’t you frisky?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH If you follow your intuition and detach from a triggering situation, you’ll stay on top of what is happening. Stay committed to your goals, but also be willing to test and check the validity of your ideas. Tonight: Let your mind lead and your body follow.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You need to center on what is important and what is going on. Listen to your sixth sense with a family member. You have a multifaceted problem that might not be answered easily. Remain authentic. Tonight: A partner or friend gives you his or her opinion (whether you want it or not).
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH Be more willing to try another approach or do something differently. A deep sense
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Across 1 Internet letters 4 President who appointed Kagan to the Supreme Court 9 Stuns with a blow 14 Code cracker’s cry 15 Noses around 16 Good smell 17 “No holds barred!” 20 Diplomatic quality 21 Like many rappers’ jeans 22 Where there’s gold, in prospector-speak 28 Deli spread 29 Kneecap 31 “Les __”: show featuring Jean Valjean 34 Aussie reptile 36 In a few minutes 37 Manipulate 38 Swallow one’s pride 42 Singer Sumac 43 Fleshy area below the knee 45 Scotch partner 46 Ellipsis element 47 Nibbled at, with “of” 51 Nadirs 53 Worker with icing and sprinkles 57 “... stirring, not __ mouse” 58 Belgian river 60 Ruler to whom the quote formed by the starts of 17-, 22-, 38- and 53-Across is often attributed 66 Three-time U.S. Open winner Ivan 67 Sympathetic words 68 Directional suffix 69 Trumpets and trombones, e.g. 70 “The Taming of the __” 71 Deli bread Down 1 Animator Disney 2 Deli bread 3 Keep an eye on 4 Decide 5 Garment with cups 6 Have a bug 7 __ toast 8 B-flat equivalent 9 “Rats!” 10 Diamond-patterned socks 11 Animal housing 12 Aussie bird
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Sights from 18th Wine & Jazz Festival The Wine & Jazz festival returned to Morgantown’s Camp Muffly this past weekend for its 18th consecutive year. While at the event, festivalgoers had the opportunity to sample several different wines from around the state, enjoy music from several different jazz performers and enjoy gourmet food from Morgantown’s Slight Indulgence. The wineries showcased at the event were Daniel Vineyards, Fisher Ridge, Forks of Cheat, Kenco, Lambert’s Vin-
tage Wines, Potomac Highland Winery, Watts Roost and WestWhitehill Winery. Saturday, the WVU Jazz Ensemble, the Sean Parsons Trio, OPEK, Roger Humphries and C.O.L. Quartet played for attendeees. Sunday, the WV Wesleyan College Jazz Ensemble, The Mon River Big Band, Bill Heid Quartet and The Noah Preminger Quarter featuring Matt Wilson preformed. —cdy
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An attendee samples a glass of locally manufactured wine Saturday.
A vendor displays his wine selection.
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Vendors and festival attenddees dissucss wine Saturday.
Spotify brings back peer-to-peer music service by Matt Sunday Art Director
Since the downfall of Napster’s original peer-to-peer download service, music lovers have spent the last 10 years searching for the “replacement” music program; in short, Spotify is the answer. When iTunes released their music store, consumers started to pay for music again. Then, unlimited services, such as Rhapsody, surfaced, and focus started shifting to paying monthly fees for unlimited listening. Now, Spotify is merging social networking with paying for tiered levels of listening. It’s setting the curve for what to expect in a music listening application and service. What sets Spotify apart from similar services, such as Rhapsody and Napster, is the consumer’s ability to import and listen to their iTunes and Windows Media Player music with a single click during setup. This allows users to easily begin sharing their created playlists with friends without knowing how to export and import playlists across multiple applications. With Spotify’s social integration, the user is then able to share his or her playlists, or recommend music to Facebook and Twitter with a single click. With Facebook, sharing and publishing begins as soon as you link your accounts through the music
application. Aside from playlist sharing, users can actually collaborate on playlists, adding a whole new dimension to music listening and allowing offices, teams and groups of friends to create diverse playlists to satisfy all listeners. Being able to listen to music is the root of a subscriptionbased product like this, and Spotify has three tiers of services available. The first tier, the free option, is currently only available through an invite to the service. Hopeful users are able to grab an invite from a friend or wait in Spotify’s queue for an email, with the former being the easiest approach. The free version of the service allows users to browse a catalog of music and play most of the songs from their favorite artists. The free version does have a listening cap and users are required to hear an advertisement every few songs. The second tier, “Spotify Unlimited,” costs the consumer $4.99 per month and allows unlimited, ad-free streaming of music. While both of those features are a plus, the only other gain for the first pay-to-listen tier is the ability to listen to your music abroad for more than 14 days; a feature that won’t affect the average non-traveling listener. It is the $9.99 per month, “Spotify Premium” tier, that really shows off Spotify’s abilities. With the top-tier service, consumers are able to take
their music on-the-go with an iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android device. This best-of-show feature not only lets users listen to the Spotify catalog, it lets them listen to songs from their hard drive that is a part of their mobile playlist selection. The only time that these songs need to be actually saved to the device is if the user makes the playlist available for offline listening. Even while streaming over a 3G connection, songs are able to be played in their highest available quality without a hiccup. In fact, listening in high quality on any device is only available in the top-tier subscription as well. Top-tier users are also able to purchase in-home stereo setups that make use of Spotify’s services similar to DVD and Blu-Ray devices that incorporate Netflix streaming. While this isn’t a feature that will benefit every consumer, it should help Spotify gain long-term-commitment from users looking for the ultimate media setup in their home or office. Legal sharing of music is the “new Napster,” and Spotify’s incorporation of social media devices makes that possible and easy. Look for a featured Spotify playlist in The Daily Athenaeum every Tuesday for a chance to discover new music and offer your own suggestions. firstname.lastname@example.org
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123 Pleasant Street: Cornmeal with openers Trainjumpers perform Wednesday night at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Stonewall Jackson 5ive and Almost Helen will preform on Tursday On Friday, the “Music For Your Ears Birthday Bash” will feature Game Rebellion playing at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 The Demon Beat with opener David Dondero will play Saturday.
Black Bear Burrito: zz Andy Tuck will preform Wednesday night. zz Sam Lamount will play Thurday night. zz Mike Morningstar and Rick Roberts will play Friday at 8 p.m. Blue Moose Cafe: zz Cracker Stackwell will host open mic night on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Gibbies Pub and Eatery zz The Soul Miners will preform at 10 p.m.
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THE TORTOISE AND THE SCARE No. 16 WVU holds off late rally, downs Maryland 37-31 by cody schuler sports writer
Things couldn’t have been much better for West Virginia after a first half that saw the offense rack up 198 yards en route to a 27-10 lead. So, naturally, things got worse. By the end of the game, Maryland’s offense racked up 477 total yards of offense – the first time West Virginia’s defense has allowed more than 400 yards since the 2010 Gator Bowl. Things were looking good for the Mountaineers to start the half after junior quarterback Geno Smith found redshirt sophomore wide receiver Stedman Bailey deep over the middle for a 34-yard touchdown. After that electric play, though, the momentum swiftly shifted toward the Terrapins. “The biggest single thing that we tried to get accomplished this week was to hit the field with some excitement and start the game fast,” said head coach Dana Holgorsen. “The first half, I felt like we won all three sides of the ball. Second half, other than the first drive for offense and the last drive for defense, I thought they outplayed us on all three sides of the ball.” A third quarter that quickly began with Maryland facing a 24-point deficit ended with the Terrapins closing the gap to just 11 points. A pair of rushing touchdowns by senior Davin Meggett and sophomore D.J. Adams put Maryland within striking distance heading into the final period. The duo would finish the game with a combined three touchdowns and 199 yards of total offense. With 10:29 remaining in the fourth quarter, Adams again hit pay dirt, scoring from two yards out to cut the WVU lead to five points. Maryland then elected to go for two, and the attempt was successful as Meggett pushed his way over the goal line and shrunk the Mountaineer lead to just three points. In need of a big play to prevent Maryland from getting the ball back and potentially taking the lead, West Virginia got another big play from Bailey, who took a screen pass 21 yards on third down to keep the drive alive. “Late in the game, (Maryland) had a lot of momentum, and I just felt like I needed to make a play,” Bailey said. “I was able to keep my feet in and keep going for the first down.” matt sunday/the daily athenaeum
Redshirt senior safety Eain Smith intercepted a Danny O’Brien pass to seal the No. 16 West Virginia football team’s victory over Maryland.
West Virginia didn’t fold under late pressure against Terrapins by ben gaughan
associate sports editor
West Virginia lost all momentum after the first drive of the third quarter until about 5 minutes left to go in the fourth, when Maryland started a drive on its own 26yard line. Up 37-31, No. 16 West Virginia was on its heels, giving up three straight completions to quarterback Danny O’Brien on the drive, putting Maryland into WVU territory. On third down with eight yards to go, redshirt senior safety Eain Smith intercepted O’Brien’s pass to close out the victory and send the Mountaineers back to Morgantown – still undefeated. “For them to have every ounce of momentum that existed in the entire stadium, and for us to be able to finish offensively with a field goal and defensively with a turnover, says a lot about the team,” said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen. The Mountaineers led by
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Members of the West Virginia defense celebrate following a big play in the Mountaineers’ 37-31 victory over Maryland. as much as 21 points in the game, and it seemed that everything was going the way the team wanted it to on both sides of the ball. Then, Maryland came out stronger and smarter than the Mountaineers in the second half, scoring 21 unanswered points and not committing
any turnovers until the final minutes of the game. “They played harder than we did for a majority of the second half, and they got some momentum, and it’s a game of momentum,” Holgorsen said.
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Mountaineers will go as far as Geno takes them It wasn’t hard to spot the best player on the field in West Virginia’s 37-31 victory over Maryland. Don’t get me wrong, there were a number of players who did really well Saturday. Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien and running back Davin Meggett were all huge when the Terrapins tried to mount an amazing comeback. Junior Tavon Austin, redshirt sophomore Stedman Bailey and sophomore Ivan McCartney all did a fantastic job catching the football for WVU. But the one who really stood out was West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. In the first half of Saturday’s game, Smith put on a display that hasn’t been seen much from a Mountaineer quarterback. His 48 passes were the most of any WVU quarterback since Brad Lewis threw 52 against Maryland in 2001 and his 388 yards went down as the sixth-most in a single game in school history. When the Mountaineers put up 27 points in the first half, it was Smith leading the way. The junior signal caller continuously made great passes, hitting receivers
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with incredible ease multiple times over the course of those first two quarters. At one point, he threw a pass into double coverage down the field. Smith dropped it perfectly into McCartney’s hands, a pass that not many quarterbacks would have been able to complete. He cooled off in the second half with several mediocre throws. But if the quarterback continues to play this well, WVU is going to be very hard for anyone to beat. The way he’s stepped in and adapted to head coach Dana Holgorsen’s offense has been amazing. He’s caught on quickly and has been about as good as anybody would have expected him to be – if not better. Will they beat LSU next week? I don’t know. Will they have a better chance with Smith playing as well as he has so far this season? Without a doubt. This is the first time since the Pat White era that West Virginia fans should truly feel
like they have a great chance to win every single game they play. It’s a combination of Smith being as good as he is and this offensive scheme being as good as it is. Every time Smith steps on the field, he leads this team the way every team should want a quarterback to lead. He fires up his teammates and he’s outstanding at running the WVU offense at the pace Holgorsen wants it to be run. If Smith and the Mountaineers play the way they did this weekend – and not let up like they did in the second half against the Terrapins – there shouldn’t be much trouble throughout the Big East Conference schedule. But that’s something that is amazing about this offense. So much of it relies on how well Smith is able to carry the team. And if Saturday’s first half and the second half of the Mountaineers’ victory over Norfolk State are any indication, Smith will be just fine carrying this team wherever it wants to go. Obviously this week’s
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Monday September 19, 2011
Offense hitting stride at right time by alex sims sports writer
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Freshman Kate Schwindel scored her first goal early in WVU’s 3-0 win over No. 8 Marquette Sunday.
Schwindel scores first goal of career against Marquette by ben gaughan
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It took 21 shots on goal before freshman forward Kate Schwindel scored her first goal in a West Virginia uniform, but she finally got over the hump. The West Virginia women’s soccer team dominated No. 8 Marquette in its 3-0 win Sunday at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, and Schwindel played a large part in the victory. “That kid’s been knocking,” said WVU head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “She did it. She just was relentless, and that’s what you have to do. I’m excited. Getting your first goal collegiately is pretty exciting.” Schwindel led the Mountaineers with five shots-ongoal and had several runs down the sidelines to create scoring chances for the offense. Her goal came in the second minute of the second half. Junior midfielder Bri Rodriguez came on the right side of the 18-yard box and crossed into the middle toward the goal. Schwindel capitalized on the
pass, using her head to put the ball past Marquette’s goalkeeper Natalie Kulla to give WVU a 2-0 advantage. “(Junior defender) Bry McCarthy was taking it down the side, and I’m usually on that side, but I decided to get in the middle and make a run to the back,” Schwindel said. “She crossed it perfectly back, and I got my head on it. It kind of went to the goalie, but she dove over it, and it just went right under.” The forward was happy with her goal but joked about how the header was a “slow roller” even though it went in. The Livingston, N.J., native knew the goal would come at some point. She just had to keep working like she has all season, not allowing herself to think about her lack of goals. “Coming out of high school, scoring all those goals and then coming to this high level, it was definitely hard, but I knew if I kept trying I would eventually get one,” Schwindel said. Schwindel and her WVU teammates controlled most
of the possession in the game against the No. 8 team in the country, giving them a lot of confidence for the rest of Big East play. “I feel like al the pressure was on them,” she said. “We just had to come out and play our game, and they had to hold their number 8 spot. With us coming out unranked, I feel like we were definitely the underdogs, and we definitely came out on top.” Schwindel came out and played the way she knows she is capable of playing every game. And actually putting the ball in the back of the net helped her confidence, knowing that she can perform at a high level against one of the best teams in the country. “I know before this I was thinking about getting a goal, but it was definitely on my mind a lot,” she said. “Finally getting this I feel like I’m going to keep trying to get those goals, because I know that I can do that, and I feel I can help the team a lot more.” email@example.com
The West Virginia men’s soccer offensive attack is starting to come together at just the right time. The No. 12 Mountaineers (4-2-1) begin Big East Conference play next Sunday when they take on No. 17 South Florida (4-2-1). During this weekend’s action, the Mountaineers offense exploded against non-conference opponents Richmond, and Duquesne in Morgantown. The team took advantage of their return home after a frustrating road trip to California, in which they failed to score a goal in two games. West Virginia has won an NCAA-leading 13 straight home games. WVU had only notched four goals on the season, with only one of its five games taking place at home, heading into its weekend matchup against Richmond and Duquesne. When all was said and done on Friday night, the Mountaineers saw its goal total double after a 4-1 win. Forward Andy Bevin, who leads the team in goals, scored two more, giving him five on the season. The story for the West Virginia offense, however, is not just the play of its freshman striker. “It’s important that more of the boys are stepping up, that they too can get on the board and get their confidence up,” Bevin said. “It just feeds positive vibes and it’s going to
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The drive eventually stalled when the Mountaineer offense could not find the end zone after three consecutive plays inside the 10-yard line. Redshirt junior kicker Tyler Bitancurt connected on a 21-yard field goal to make the score 37-31 in favor of West Virginia. But there was still plenty of time left for Maryland to have a chance to drive down the field and take the game. Maryland and sophomore quarterback Danny O’Brien appeared poised to do just that, as the Terrapin offense was driving methodically down field. O’Brien had completed three straight passes on the drive before redshirt senior safety Eain Smith picked the sophomore off to seal the victory for the Mountaineers. “(The receiver) ran a seam route, (and) I was just in the right place at the right time,” Smith said. “I kind of recog-
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“We had all the momentum in the first half, and they had it in the second, but just real proud of the way the guys finished the game.” WVU finally put together a fast start, going up 34-10
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hopefully carry on into the next games.” A few key parts of the West Virginia offense were able to break through for their first goals of the season, including junior forward Peabo Doue. “It was definitely a confidence booster,” said Doue. “It’s always good to get that first goal out of the system, and just go from there.” That is exactly what the Germantown, Md., native did when gave his team their first goal of the game on Sunday against Duquesne in a 3-1 victory. Fellow junior Shadow Sebele was also able to notch his first two goals of the season to go with three assists after netting one in both matches during the weekend. The midfielder was happy that he and his teammates
were able to break through this weekend and score some key goals. “I like to think of myself as a creator,” said Sebele. “If I can help any way out to create goals for teammates it’s good for me.” Against Richmond, nine Mountaineers registered two or more shots, leading to a total of 26 on the game. The 26 shots taken by WVU were more than triple its average of 8.4 shots per game going into the weekend. The Mountaineers followed up a great offensive game with another dominating performance against Duquesne, adding 15 more shots by eight different players. The team will need all it can get from its talented offense with Big East play looming.
nized what route he was running before he broke it off. I just got my head back in time and saw the ball.” In the first half, the West Virginia offense had its quickest start of the season. The Mountaineers had 315 yards of total offense through the first two quarters of play and 232 of those came through the air. After a Nick Ferrara field goal gave Maryland an early 3-0 lead, West Virginia answered by taking the lead on a 9-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Vernard Roberts. West Virginia’s defense forced its first turnover of the season on Maryland’s next drive. Junior safety Terence Garvin intercepted an O’Brien pass and took it back 37 yards for a touchdown. Junior Tavon Austin led all receivers with 11 catches for 122 yards. Sophomore Ivan McCartney also grabbed eight catches for 113 yards. After adding in Bailey’s performance, it was the first time
since 1998 that at least two receivers gained 100 or more yards. Smith threw the ball 49 times, completing 36 passes for a career-high 388 yards and a touchdown. “The tempo for us was fantastic,” Holgorsen said. “I’ve said this a bunch: When we get things going, it’s easier to play with tempo.” O’Brien finished with 289 yards passing, including one touchdown and three interceptions. Meggett carried the ball 19 times for 113 yards and Kevin Dorsey led all Maryland receivers with nine catches for 79 yards and a score. “Maryland’s a good program; they’re well coached,” Holgorsen said. “They have good players that are in a good conference and all the rest. “We knew it was going to be a tough game, and I felt like we were ready, and I was just happy to see us finish the game.”
at one point in the second half and looking almost unstoppable at times passing the ball. Some mental breakdowns on both sides of the ball led to the Maryland comeback. Making adjustments on the fly and continuing to execute is something the coaches and players stressed still needs to improve as the season continues. “We’ve got a lot of stuff to still work on,” said senior linebacker Najee Goode of the team’s second half play. “(Maryland) came out and ran the football like they didn’t in the first half, and it wasn’t like we came out lackadaisical or anything. They kept getting us on certain things, and we adjusted to it late.” The Mountaineers still struggled to put together a full football game on both sides of the ball but, nonetheless, squeaked out of the opposing team’s field with a win. There were several areas to look back with a positive attitude about, and that’s the team’s focus as it looks on to next week. The biggest play the defense is able to look back at, however, was the interception at the end of the game by Smith.
“That (play) was huge, because they weren’t really doing any drop back passes early in the game besides one or two times ... that’s exactly what we needed,” Goode said. “We either need a turnover or a stop on that fourth down that they barely got. To come up with a play like that at an away game, it’s huge for the whole team; it’s huge for the defense. It gives the offense energy.” WVU allowed 119 rushing yards to Maryland running back Davin Meggett and two other rushing touchdowns to running back D.J. Adams. But the offense and defense made enough important plays throughout the game that allowed them to get ahead and stay ahead despite the small scare by the Terps in the fourth quarter. “We learned at the end of the game, we have to all come together at the end of the game as a team,” said junior quarterback Geno Smith. “The offense went down and got three. Our defense came out, and we knew we had to stop them, so we caused a turnover and won the game. We want a team victory like that.”
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WVU wins two weekend Mountaineers dominate nonconference games No. 8 Marquette, win 3-0 by nick arthur sports writer
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Junior midfielder Shadow Sebele scored two goals and had three assists this weekend in the team’s two victories against Richmond and Duquesne.
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The No. 12 West Virginia men’s soccer team returned home this weekend to battle Richmond and Duquesne. In Friday’s game, the Mountaineers capitalized on three first half goals to pick up a 4-1 win and improve their home winning streak to 13 games. WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc was happy to see the dedication and support of the student section and crowd of 1,075 that was in attendance. “I applaud the fans who were here,” LeBlanc said. “I appreciate the fans who came out. It’s about school pride.” The pace of the game was all in West Virginia’s favor. Richmond had only five shots to West Virginia’s 26. Junior midfielder Shadow Sebele had a solid game with one goal, one assist, and six shots. “We saw the brilliance he brings to the table and a lot of it started with his defending,” LeBlanc said of Sebele.
Freshman Andy Bevin continued his solid first year as a Mountaineer, finishing with two goals and an assist. Bevin and Sebele, along with juniors Uwem Etuk and Travis Pittman had assists for the Mountaineers. Richmond’s lone goal came from Luis Perez. Duquesne came into Morgantown Sunday and LeBlanc and his team weren’t going to take lightly. “Duquesne’s a committed team dedicated to the field,” he said. “It comes down to us not making mistakes.” The Mountaineers picked up a 3-1 victory over the Dukes in front of a crowd of 1,077 Sunday. Their first goal came off of a free kick from junior forward Peabo Doue. Sebele followed with a goal of his own from 25 yards outand also added two assists. Senior defender Uzi Tayou also scored to finish off the Dukes. The only goal of the game
for Duquesne came off the foot of Sean Gardner. Goalkeeper Justin Holmes finished the game with four saves. WVU had 15 shots in the game and LeBlanc was pleased with his team’s performance. Next up for the Mountaineers comes the Big East Conference schedule, where they kick off against South Florida. “It’s just about being better for South Florida than Duquesne,” LeBlanc said. “It’s big to get two straight wins. We’ve played a daunting schedule, probably the second or third toughest (in the nation). I’m happy to be 4-2-1 in non-conference play.” Doue said he and the rest of the Mountaineers are ready to start Big East play. “I’m very excited. It’s going to be tough, every Big East game is tough,” he said. “We just have to be focused and take it game by game.” firstname.lastname@example.org
The West Virginia women’s soccer team extended its winning streak to four games with a 3-1 victory over No. 8 Marquette Sunday afternoon. The win for the Mountaineers ended Marquette’s streak of 16 straight regular season Big East Conference victories. “I have all the respect in the world for what Marquette does and what they are as a program,” said West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “For us to come out and do what we did against a team like this just shows the focus and intensity of what West Virginia soccer brought today.” A crowd of 937 attended the matchup between the two Big East foes at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. West Virginia (6-3-0) improved to 2-0 in Big East play. “All the credit to the team, they were unbelievable today,” Izzo-Brown said. “The energy they brought, the enthusiasm was just unbelievable.” Senior forward Blake Miller put the home team on the board first just before halftime on a header assisted by sophomore Emily Dillon. The goal was Miller’s fourth of the season. The Mountaineers came out after halftime strong and scored just 50 seconds after the second half began. Freshman forward Kate Schwindel scored on a cross by midfielder Bri Rodriguez. The goal was Schwindel’s first of her college career. Schwindel had been close to scoring a goal multiple times early in the season, but was unable to punch one in. In fact, the Livingston, N.J., native hit the cross bar during the first half of Sunday’s game. West Virginia added another goal late in the game to extend the lead to 3-0. But, Marquette was able to net an 86th-min-
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