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More than 85 student organization presidents and West Virginia University representatives attended a meeting of the Student Organization Presidents Advisory Council Sunday to discuss potential improvements. Jason Bailey, SGA president and founder of SOPAC, said the program began in the fall semester of 2010 and was created as an open forum for organization presidents to discuss issues such as recruitment, retention and fundraising for each organization. “One of the purposes of this program is to let various student organizations know what the University has to offer them, as well as what the University can do to help them and their organization,” Bailey said. SOPAC meetings are held each semester. WVU President James P. Clements, Director of Student Organizations Ron Justice, and Jennifer Fisher, executive officer of policy development for WVU attended this semester’s SOPAC meeting. Representatives from University entities, including Trademark and Licensing and Information Technology, were also present to discuss opportunities available to student organizations through the University. “SOPAC serves as an open forum for student organization presidents to share ideas with each other,” Bailey said. “If their organization may be struggling in terms of recruitment or publicity or things like that, they can ask other student organizations what they’re doing to be successful and what initiatives are working for them. It helps to put all student organizations on a level playing field.” Every student organization president is automatically a member of the council. Bailey said he

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The Office of International Students and Scholars at West Virginia University is hosting an immigration seminar today in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountainlair from 9 a.m. until noon. The seminar is designed to help international students receive information about support services and immigration resources, said Grace Atebe, assistant director of the Office of International Students and Scholars. Dr. Robert Whitehill, adjunct instructor in Immigration Law at the WVU College of Law, will present information and re-

sources for the seminar. Whitehill received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and his work and writings have been published in The New York Times. Atebe said Whitehill will speak about employment rights, give general information regarding immigration services and discuss post-completion, a program which allows work authorization after a student has completed his or her academic program. “We hope there will be a large number of students that come out to learn about the services,” Atebe said. While the seminar is focused

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The Morgantown Fire Department has issued a furniture abatement order in preparation for Saturday’s football game between West Virginia and LSU. The order requires residents to remove all furniture and “other combustible materials not specifically designed for outdoor use” from their exterior property starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, and lasting through 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Morgantown Fire Chief Mark Caravasos said the last furniture abatement was issued in 2005 for the WVU vs. Virginia Tech football game to prevent student riots. “We’ve got a big game coming up with national TV coverage coming to town, and this is a preemptive precaution,” Caravasos said. “We know the potential for the problems that exist – we’ve dealt with it before.” Failure to comply will result in a misdemeanor citation for all residents of the property, and any furniture not removed by Thursday will be taken and stored at the city garage up to five days, according to the order. Morgantown has been leading the nation with intentional fires since 1997, and despite new laws that will

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As students prepare to graduate, they have one last chance to represent what their university is all about. Applications for the Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer awards are being accepted until Thursday. Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer are chosen based on academic excellence, community service and extracurricular involvement, said Sonja Wilson, senior programming administrator for Mountaineer Week. “I think this is one of the biggest honors any student can have here on campus,” Wilson said. “The students chosen are really phenomenal and have had a lot of accomplishments and awards. And a lot of friends, too.” All applicants must submit a 2,500 word essay and interview with a panel of five faculty and staff judges. Around 70 candidates apply each year, and the judges narrow the competition down to five male and five female finalists. The winners will be announced during halftime at the WVU vs. Louisville game Nov. 5. Wilson said judges look for responsible students who are committed to a variety of organizations. “The judges are looking for someone that is very well rounded – meaning someone that’s done a lot of things in a lot of different areas,” she said. “That’s what sets people apart.” But, the Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer competition, which has been a part of WVU tradition for more than 40 years, isn’t just about the title. Finalists in the past have hosted events throughout the academic year from talent shows to craft fairs. This year’s winners are scheduled to host a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross in January. “I think Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer are role models that all students can look up to,” Wilson said. Students can apply online at http://simpleforms.scripts.wvu.edu/mountainlair/MrandMsMountaineer2011/ until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Finalists must be available for interviews on Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A $20 registration fee is required and should be directed to the Mountainlair Administrative Offices: Attn. Erin Blake, PO Box 6437, Morgantown, WV 26506. Make checks payable to WVU.

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knowledge is never a bad thing to have,” Atebe said. “It may not be directly Daniel Edwards, a sophomore public relations student, said he applicable to nonplans to attend the seminar. international students or “I always like to know more their day-to-day lives, but about the law, especially immiknowledge is never a bad gration, because there has been a lot of controversy surrounding thing.” this area recently,” Edwards said. Edwards said he thinks the Daniel Edwards seminar could be informative Sophomore public relations major and beneficial in understanding the rules that govern international students studying abroad. toward international students, At“I have friends who are interebe encourages other students to national students and I want to know how the law affects them,” attend as well. “It may not be directly appli- Edwards said. cable to non-international students or their day-to-day lives, but danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

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Lawsuit against WVU in degree scandal dismissed MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two former West Virginia University business school administrators charged with academic misconduct over a master’s degree awarded to a former governor’s daughter. U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. declined to address the merits of the arguments raised by former dean Stephen Sears and former as-

sociate dean Cyril Logar. In a ruling issued late last week, he said only that they should have filed their case against various WVU officials within two years. Because no federal statute of limitations applies, Stamp cited the state’s limit. WVU spokesman John Bolt said the administration was pleased with the decision. It clears several current and former WVU officials, including Marjorie McDiarmid, head of

the Office of Academic Integrity, and staff attorneys Mary Roberta Brandt and Beverly Kerr. Logar, who remains a marketing professor at WVU, did not immediately comment Monday. “We’re obviously disappointed by the court’s ruling, and we are very seriously considering an appeal,” said Sears’ attorney, Thomas A. Clare. Sears, who stepped down as

dean in 2008, now works at Texas A&M International University in Laredo. The case stems from WVU’s decision to retroactively award an executive master of business administration degree to Mylan Inc. executive Heather Bresch, daughter of then-Gov. Joe Manchin and a longtime friend of then-WVU President Mike Garrison. An independent investigation revealed that Bresch

hadn’t earned the degree and that administrators added courses and grades to her transcript. The investigators ruled that Sears, Logar, former Provost Gerald Lang and others “showed seriously flawed judgment.” Garrison, Lang and others ultimately resigned amid the public uproar. In their court filings, Sears and Logar claimed they were coerced into awarding the de-

gree, then hung out to dry by various members of the general counsel’s office. They said members of the office first participated in the decision to help Bresch, then investigated them for misconduct. They also accused WVU of “surreptitiously” negotiating a settlement of academic misconduct charges against Lang over the summer “solely to diminish their potential liability in the federal lawsuit.”

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Superior Court judge backs exemption for Alaska same-sex couples ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s same-sex couples are entitled to the same senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemptions as married couples, a state judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner said in his decision that the state’s marital classification violates the Alaska Constitution’s equal protection clause. The ruling was signed Friday and released Monday by ACLU of Alaska. ACLU of Alaska and the national American Civil Liberties Union challenged tax assessment rules on behalf of three couples from Anchorage who were denied tax breaks that they would have been entitled to if they were married. The couples were in committed relationships but were treated as roommates rather than families, according to the Alaska ACLU. The group’s spokesman Jeffrey Mittman said Monday one couple, Julie Schmidt and Gayle Schuh, had been together 34

years. “Gayle and I moved, built a home and a life here because we love what Alaska has to offer,” Schmidt said in the ACLU announcement. “It hurt that the state that we value so much treated us like strangers. It is gratifying to finally have our relationship recognized.” Assistant Attorney General Rachel Witty said by email that the state is reviewing the 34page decision and assessing its options. Alaska voters approved an amendment to the state constitution in 1998 that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Alaska tax exemption law allows seniors over age 65 and disabled veterans to exclude from their property tax the first $150,000 of assessed value of their primary home. Married couples get the exemption whether the home is owned by the husband, the wife or both. Pfiffner in his ruling noted

that Schmidt, 67, and Schuh, 62, co-owned a home in Eagle River since 2006. Schmidt qualified for the exemption but was unable to exempt the full amount because the law deemed her the occupant of only half the house. Two other plaintiffs – Julie Vollick, a permanently disabled military veteran, and her former same-sex domestic partner, Susan Bernard – had a similar experience. Vollick co-owned a home with Bernard from 2004 until 2010. If Vollick and Bernard had been married, Vollick would have received a $528 greater tax benefit from the exemption, the judge said. The couple has since separated. The other plaintiffs were Fred Traber, 62, and Laurence Snyder, 69, a same-sex couple who share a condominium in Anchorage. Snider qualified for the tax exemption. The home is in Traber’s name. Snider was unable to claim any part of the tax

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started the council to fulfill the platform he proposed during his SGA campaign. “When I ran for the Board of Governors last year, I ran on a platform of student organizations, and one of the things I

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Court ruling that addressed discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that case, also brought by the Alaska ACLU,

the court said state and municipal same sex employees could not be denied partner benefits given to married couples.

wanted to do was to bridge the communication gap between various groups on campus and the University,” Bailey said. WVU has more than 325 student organizations on campus, and the purpose of SOPAC is to provide an open forum to allow each student organization the opportunity to grow and improve, said Kim Harrison,

associate director of Student Organizations. “I heard a lot of positive feedback. I hope that positive atmosphere might continue, and that attendance for the council will continue to increase in the future,” Harrison said.

The Promised Land of Milk and Honey Could it have been? Could the dream still come true? In 1947, the British, who had the Mandate over Palestine, decided that they had enough of the decades of fighting and slaughter between Arabs and Jews. They washed their hands of the Mandate and turned it over to the United Nations.

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was not allowed to live in peace. Virtually without interruption, it was victimized by attacks from Syria, A solution not accepted. Wishing to end the Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. There were two major bloodshed and to create a stable and, hopefully, wars: the Six Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur permanent solution to the decades of conflict, the War of 1973. Israel prevailed in both. It acquired U.N. decreed a partition of the country west of the major territories, most of which, in its never-ending Jordan River into an Arab and a Jewish state. In quest for peace, it returned. Following these deference to Arab Muslim insistence that it was their unsuccessful wars, the “third holiest city,” the Palestinians subjected city of Jerusalem, the to almost focus of all Jewish “Then the dream could finally be fulfilled Israel aspirations for two . . . Milk and Honey could indeed flow.” u n i n t e r r u p t e d “intifadas,” essentially millennia, was to be one-sided civil wars, in “internationalized.” For the Jews this was bitterly which suicide bombings and other assorted terrors disappointing. Still, in order to create their dreamedwere the main weapons. of state, to normalize the lives of the Jewish Despite these unending tribulations and absorbing inhabitants, and to make possible the ingathering of close to 4 million migrants from all parts of the the Holocaust survivors, they accepted the partition world, Israel prospered mightily. Its population is plan. They declared their state, Eretz Yisrael – the now close to 8 million. Over 1 million of them are Land of Israel – and became a nation. Forever to his Arabs. They are Israeli citizens, have all the rights of credit, US President Harry Truman recognized the their fellow Jewish citizens, serve in the Knesset nascent state of Israel within minutes of its (Israel’s parliament) and in the diplomatic corps. declaration of independence. They are full participants in the economic prosperity The Arabs rejected the partition proposal out of that permeates Israel. Israel’s product per person is hand. Instead, six Arab armies invaded the country on the same or higher order as that of most European from all sides. They vowed to wage a war of countries. It is a center of science and of culture. Its extermination. The Jewish population of only industrial output encompasses some of the most 650,000 people was lightly armed and almost advanced technology and sophisticated production in hopelessly outnumbered. But in an almost Biblical the world. Next to Canada, Israel is the most miracle, the ragtag Jewish forces defeated the represented country on US stock exchanges. Most combined Arab might. They suffered horrendous major high-tech companies have facilities – factories casualties – about 1 per cent of the population. It was and research establishments – in Israel. as if the United States were to lose 3 million people in All of this is admirable, of course. But there is a flip a conflict. The Arabs also suffered greatly. Goaded side to this edifying story. That is the fate of the Arab mostly by their leaders to make room for the descendants of those who fled Israel in the 1948 War invading armies, about 650,000 fled the fighting. of Liberation. Had they followed the example of the They were not accepted by their Arab brethren. They Jews and agreed to the partition decreed by the U.N., were interned and live to this day in so-called refugee they could today be in the same advanced position as camps, slum cities, in which they lead miserable and Israel, instead of the misery in which they live. totally unproductive lives, dependent on the dole of Because there is no question that Israel would have the world. They are consumed with hatred against been more than willing to enter into a federation the Jews who, they believe, have deprived them of with Palestine, in which citizens of both countries their patrimony. could peacefully partake in common prosperity. Prosperity despite unending attacks. But Israel Can that dream still come true? Of course it can! Israel has accepted virtually all of the “conditions” for reconciliation on which the Palestinians have insisted, with the sole exception of the demand for the “right of return.” That “right” would swamp Israel with hundreds of thousands of Arabs. And it would with one stroke be the end of Israel as the Jewish state. Even for the thorny question of Jerusalem a compromise could be found. But, having been misled by the thuggish Arafat for decades, Arab Palestine needs a wise leader in order to finally make peace with Israel. In view of Israel’s experience in Lebanon and Gaza and because it would be fatally vulnerable if an armed enemy occupied the Judean heights, the state of Palestine would have to be totally demilitarized and controlled (probably by US military) for compliance. It would be a difficult condition to swallow, but it would have to be the price to gain their own country. But the dream could then finally be fulfilled and peace and prosperity could be extended over all of the Promised Land. Milk and Honey could indeed flow.

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charge celebratory firestarters with felonies, Caravasos said the fires haven’t stopped. Two intentional fires were cited Saturday night following the WVU vs. University of Maryland game, resulting in two charges of malicious burning and one arrest, Caravasos said. “Even though we’ve increased the penalties and have been more aggressive towards the issue, we’re still having some fires,” he said. “We’re going to clear the porches and other areas in case there’s a problem. This is one of the pulls we can use to help take the edge off.” Residents are ordered to remove any interior furniture, debris, construction materials, makeshift tables or other combustible products from porches, balconies, lawns and parking lots, according to the order. While safety comes first, Caravasos said this weekKristen Basham/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM end’s game is a chance for stuThe Morgantown Fire Department has issued a preemptive furniture abatement order in dents to repair the University’s preparation for Saturday’s football game against LSU. gameday reputation, too. “It’s a safety issue, and it puts people in danger – period. It also causes accessibility problems for emergency vehicles,” Caravasos said. “Some of the things people hear about the University aren’t good, and this is a part of the reason why.” The abatement order is in effect between Eighth St. to the north, and Campus Drive to the south; University Ave. to the east and Beechurst to the west; College Ave. to the west, and Willey St. to the east; Cornell Ave. to the north and Prospect St. to the south; Stewart St. from University Ave. to the west and Wellen Ave to the east.

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‘Mad Men,’ ‘Modern Family’ win big at Emmys awards By Madeline Carey A&E Correspondent

For the sixty-third consecutive year, viewers across the nation tuned into the Emmy Awards to watch their favorite television and movie stars win awards. Hosted by “Glee’s” Jane Lynch, the Emmys were held Sunday night in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. ABC ’s mockumentar ystyle series “Modern Family” stole the evening’s spotlight, taking home the award for Best Comedy. Modern Family,” won many other awards, including Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, and Outstanding Writing. AMC’s 1960’s period drama “Mad Men” also had a winning evening, taking the Outstanding Drama Series for the fourth year in a row. The real surprise of the evening was Kyle Chandler’s win for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “Friday Night Lights” over Jon Hamm of “Mad Men. “The Big Bang Theory’s”

Jim Parsons won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series over Steve Carell’s performance in the last season of “The Office.” When the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series were announced, viewers might have mistaken the Emmys for a beauty pageant as actresses Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Edie Falco stormed the stage and interlocked hands to wait for the award to be announced. The award was eventually given to Melissa McCarthy, who won for her work on “Mike and Molly.” Among those who were honored were “Jackass” star, Ryan Dunn, who died in June at 34, and Andy Whitfield of the Starz drama “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Whitfield, 39, passed away Sept. 11 after battling cancer for 18 months. Among other winners of the evening were Kate Winslet, who won Leading Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal in “Mildred Pierce.” Maggie Smith won best supporting actress for her

work in “Downtown Abbey” and Martin Scorsese also won an Emmy for Outstanding Director in a Drama for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Musical comedy group, The Lonely Island, performed alongside Michael Bolton and Akon. The Emmys also featured a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” performed by the The Canadian Tenors during a video in remembrance of the entertainment industry members who died in the past year. One of the oddest and most awkward moments of the evening was when Charlie Sheen offered well wishes to his former show, “Two and a Half Men,” while presenting the award for Lead Actor in a Comedy. Sheen seemed to be unc ha ra c t e r i s t i ca l l y l e ve l minded, but the sincerity of his wishes could be questioned due to the negative statements he has made about show since he was fired from it earlier this year. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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After seeing the previews for the film “Drive,” I was excited to see what looked to be another suspense movie mixing fast cars with serious crime. My presumptions of what I was in for, however, were miles off the road this film takes. Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook”) plays a loner stuntdriver by day and a getaway driver by night. Unnamed throughout the entire film, Gosling’s character (referred to as “Driver”) meets and falls in love with a beautiful woman, Irene, played by Carey Mulligan, who lives down the hall from his apartment with her son, Benicio. However, Irene’s husband, Standard, suddenly returns from prison with a big “protection-money” debt looming over his head that can only be paid back in the form of a robbery job. In order to insure her protection, Driver offers his help to Irene’s husband, not knowing he was getting into a setup in which Standard is killed by the pawnshop owner he robs. After getting away with the money, Driver discovers Standard was going to be killed either way. His employer was plan-

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Students must follow furniture abatement With ESPN’s College GameDay coming to Morgantown on Saturday for the West Virginia University vs. Louisiana State University football game, it would be in the best interest of the fans to comply with city officials. The Morgantown Fire Marshal announced a furniture abatement order for the coming weekend. From 8:00 a.m. Sept. 22 to 8:00 a.m. Sept. 26 it will be a misdemeanor crime for residents in student housing ar-

eas the downtown section of Morgantown to have interior furniture, debris, construction materials, tables, or other combustible materials on their porches, balconies, lawns, or any other property covered in the property’s lease. The city seems to have acted boldly, but who could blame them. The students at WVU have continuously attracted negative attention to the University when celebrating during and after sporting events.

Any student who feels their rights are being violated must look at the situation more broadly. It is crucial to send a national message that we are a respectable university community, especially considering the conference changes happening with college football. WVU sports fans have been watching and listening to sports analysts talk about which schools are going to replace Pittsburgh and Syracuse, which have both announced

their departures from the Big East conference. Some have talked about the possibility of WVU entering the SEC or the ACC. Others have mentioned the Big 12 and the Big East conferences merging. Regardless of what will happen, WVU must appeal to other schools. If students behave the way they have in the past (setting fires and rioting in the streets), it will be counterproductive to the future of the WVU athletic

department. Having a great time during football games is highly encouraged, but do so without harming the image of WVU. ESPN is coming here because we have a lot to offer sports fans everywhere. Our school has multiple top-contending sports teams and dedicated fans across the nation. Show the nation that WVU has the best fans in the country.

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Mandatory advising appointments add turbulence david ciarolla columnist

Why do we have mandatory advising appointments? They are meant to assist us in creating a good plan for our curriculum, but for most students they create more of a hassle than they’re worth. Every undergraduate knows the frantic rush to claim a spot in a high-demand class, and the mediated through the adviser’s all-powerful PIN. Some students already have four-year plans completed but must congest the advisers’ time to endure the same brief meeting as students seeking specific, lengthy attention for choosing classes. Non-mandatory advising time is (poorly) reserved for longer, strictly helpful appointments. The thought behind mandatory appointments seems honorable. Students often go wrong without knowledgeable people at the University directing them. And certainly the school has concerns about ensuring high graduation rates, though denying students’ academic interests for shallow statistics precisely contradicts the aims of higher academia. If a student wishes to meander through unpredictably transient young adult passions, a proper university would allow this recalculated development without any question. Plenty of students repeatedly change majors or take excess electives before landing on a suitable field of study. One would imagine every adviser would allow modification of a curriculum after an earnest explanation from their advisee. But college students are adults paying for their classes at their own risk. They should have the right to schedule as

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The West Virginia University Business and Economics advising center. they wish, regardless of the adviser’s approval. When it comes to the final decision, a student should always choose the class he or she wants, even if it is unpopular or inconsistent with the adviser’s interpretation of the student’s path. After all, students voluntarily enroll in college to gain knowledge and skills in whatever field they choose. Of course students are free to edit the schedules they present to their advisers and almost universally do so, which only

underlines the inefficacy of adviser account holds and the insincerity of time wasted during most appointments. From personal experience with the current system, I can assure it does not allow an optimal approach to registration. One must schedule an advising appointment between every other student in one’s program and around one’s daily classes, present a complete schedule when only a few classes that may be certain and rush through these needless

barriers before the next group of students has their registration opened. Why does the school bother with this burdensome bribe to adviser consultation? As an obvious alternative, WVU could return to the former system of free access to registration with one’s class, leaving adviser schedules open purely for enhancing decisions to those students who need guidance. This simpler system would save even minimally ambitious

and responsible students difficulty and lengthen graduation paths of a few careless students who pay for their time here regardless. Perhaps a few more students would err towards unsuitably difficult schedules. The advisers’ doors remain open if such issues manifest to a troublesome degree. Registration should allow students the opportunity to take their own responsibility in arranging curricula. The existence of advisers prevents

anyone being forced to face more responsibility than they feel comfortable holding. Students know what they’re doing with their lives, and decisions do not automatically defer to the school because a paying, voluntary student may (unwittingly) exploit freedom to act irresponsibly. Removing excessive authority once again takes nothing from the students who enjoy it and frees ambition and personal responsibility to those who do not.

SGA president encourages students to participate in career fair jason bailey sga president

The West Virginia University Career Services Center offers incredible services for the student body. I feel, though, that students are not always aware of what it does to help them. The WVU Career Fair, held tomorrow, nine is one of the biggest events of the year by Career Services, and WVU students need to take advantage

of it. Students are sometimes under the impression that a career fair is only for seniors or post-graduates, but it is never too early to start, especially in today’s economy. The search process for internships and jobs can be long and strenuous. As someone working on three degrees, I know - trust me. The career fair can help you with your search. WVU is lucky to have recruiters from 70 national employers coming to the fair. That’s right – 70 employers not just based not only in West Virginia, but

nationally. This is a testament to the time and effort employees within WVU’s Career Services Center put into securing the best potential employers for WVU students. These employers come from business, industry, non-profit and government agencies. There is literally an employer that can fit any student in any major. You can learn about participating employers in MountaineerTRAK (www.myinterfase.com/wvu/student). It’s also important to keep in mind that just because you are an underclassman doesn’t

mean you won’t benefit immensely from the fair. Many employers offer summer internships as well, which allow freshman, sophomore and junior students to secure an opportunity earlier than expected and not have to scramble for one later in the year. I have been to the career fair every year since my freshman year, and I am glad I went. “Coming to a career fair and having the opportunity meet and discuss your qualifications face to face with a recruiter is by far the best way to find a job,” said David Durham, direc-

tor of the Career Services Center. “You can only say so much in a one-page resume. The career fair allows potential employers to find out much more about you and how you’ll fit with their company.” My suggestion to you is to make sure your resume is updated, iron your best shirt and tie, and come prepared to show the employers the high caliber students WVU educates. It is not an intimidating process, and it is something that can only be beneficial. Even if you don’t see an employer fits your future aspira-

tions, you will have some experience under your belt with interacting with employers so you know what to expect in the future. It is never too early to start the process of looking for a summer internship or a job for post-graduation. The fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. I encourage all students to take advantage of the Career Fair and show these national employers what a great selection of potential employees they have here at WVU.

to the present malady? Whole books! Courses at the college level in the humanities and social sciences, if not positively every discipline, should require the reading of at least one whole book. Anything less is paltry and unworthy of a place in higher education. Whole people are part of what American collegiate experience has been designed to cultivate. One of our great-

est resources in this effort is a rich store of wisdom preserved in whole books. We should rededicate ourselves to wholebook education. By doing so, we will contribute to the revitalization of higher education throughout the United States and begin reversing the fragmentation of contemporary life worldwide.

Letter to the editor Students’ curriculum should include reading whole books Recently, I was contacted by a company that publishes “professor” materials for college classrooms. It seems many of my colleagues turn to such convenient services now to provide their students with readings and other classroom mate-

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rials at a reasonable price. What struck me about the material the company had to offer was that it was extremely fragmentary, mere bits and pieces. It has come to be my view over years of teaching – fragmentary is exactly what students now expect. I find this discovery deeply depressing. It is depressing because what resources of this kind leave out is the big picture of a complete

work. People generally write something as long as a book for a reason. They have something big to say, and it should take time and space to say it, especially if the author is devoted to laying out the evidence and argument carefully and in detail. Presenting just a thin slice glosses over those precious moments during which students can see the searching intellect at work. Not to have known this

unique experience is to have been deprived of not only of the modern learning process but of the modern thought process. Great ideas never spring fully formed from the mind, like Athena from the head of Zeus. It takes energy and time, even for very smart people, to work things out properly. This effort cannot be crystallized in a mere excerpt; it only comes to light through comprehensive presentation. What, then, is the antidote

Ted Vehse, Ph. D. Lecturer in Humanities and Religous Studies

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THE WEEK AHEAD TODAY 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

A FALL ADVISING FORUM, hosted by the Undergraduate Advising Services Center, will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center. For more information, call 304-293-5805 or email julian. nguyen@mail.wvu.edu.

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. The event is free, but 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.

EVERY TUESDAY

MOUNTAINEERS FOR CHRIST, a Christian student organization, hosts free supper and Bible study at its Christian Student Center. Supper is at 8:15 p.m., and Bible study begins at 9 p.m. All students are welcome. For more information, call 304-599-6151 or visit www.mountaineersforchrist.org. WVU SWING DANCE CLUB meets at 7:45 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. No partner needed. Advanced and beginners are welcome. For more information, email wvuswingdance@gmail. com. SIERRA STUDENT COALITION meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. The group is a grassroots environmental organization striving for tangible change in our campus and community. For more information, contact Kayla at kmedina2@mix.wvu.edu. FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE meets in the Women’s Studies Lounge of Eiesland Hall at 6 p.m. For more information, email rsnyder9@mix.wvu.edu. ECUMENICAL BIBLE STUDY AND CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING is held at 7 p.m. at the Potters Cellar of Newman Hall. All are welcome. For more information, call 304-288-0817 or 304-879-5752. MCM is hosted at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Center at 293 Willey St. All are welcome. BCM meets at 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on High St. THE CARRUTH CENTER offers a grief support group for students struggling from a significant personal loss

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from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Student Services Building. AMIZADE has representatives in the commons area of the Mountainlair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions for those interested in studying abroad. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE meets from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanski@ yahoo.com. BRING YOUR OWN BIBLE STUDY AND PIZZA NIGHT is at 6 p.m. at Newman Hall.

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WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU Office of 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 5 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 304-293-4117. For more information, visit www.caritashouse.net. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers 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 bigs4kids@yahoo.com. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while

information along with instructions for regular appearance in the Campus Calendar. These announcements must be resubmitted each semester. The editors reserve the right to edit or delete any submission. There is no charge for publication. Questions should be directed to the Campus Calendar editor at 304-293-5092.

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 rfh@wvuh.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 trella.greaser@live.com. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE CONDOM CLOSET will be held in the Monongalia room of the Mountainlair from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. THE CONDOM CARAVAN will be held in the Mountainlair from noon to 2 p.m every Tuesday. The caravan sells condoms for .25 each or 5 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, go to 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 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 tandy.mcclung@mail.wvu. edu.

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you might not be as conscious of your words as you might like to be. Note a tendency to give mixed messages. You can only grow from understanding and acknowledging this behavior. You are a very caring individual; it is through commitments to groups as well as individuals that you express this nurturing quality. If you are single, you could meet someone on a trip or when you least expect it. Getting to know this person is similar to exploring a new world. If you are attached, open up to the possibility that you and your mate can both be right about an issue but hold different resolutions. CANCER is a true friend. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Zero in on what is going on around you. Listen to and identify with a close friend, loved one or associate. You could feel pressured and might want to cocoon. Feel free to do just that. You will emerge more confident soon enough. Tonight: Relax at home. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You communicate well, and others, for the most part, remain responsive. Your caring and intentions come through. You gain sudden insights and decide to head down a new path. Be willing to share more of your feelings. Tonight: On the phone, in email or visiting over a meal. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH You bloom in the morning, yet by the afternoon, you’ll become more aware of your liabilities if you take certain actions. Express your caring in a manner in which

someone can receive it. Take time to buy a card or another token of affection. Tonight: Your treat. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH You might drag with fatigue in the a.m., but by the afternoon, you become a force to be dealt with. Charisma, energy and wit intertwine. What was received as a bad idea yesterday now is applauded. Ask yourself what the difference is. Tonight: Only what makes you happy. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Sometimes assuming a lesser role can be hard on you, but it is your best path in a tension-laden environment. You can regroup, look within to see how you feel, center and take action. The unexpected adds to your insights. Tonight: Perhaps a quiet chat. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Zero in on what you want. Understanding evolves to a new level, especially surrounding your co-hosts and friends. Don’t allow a difference of opinion to cause a separation. It would be odd to always think the same way as others. Tonight: With others. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH A must appearance makes a difference within your immediate circle. People want to know you are there. You might opt to take a leadership role in the pursuit of a cause. Others might have a strange reaction. Tonight: Say “yes.” SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH Your imagination will lead you to some unusual solutions. Tame those ideas with a little intellect, and you might be

delighted by the results. Revamp your schedule. Do learn a new technology that might help you live your life better. Tonight: Put your feet up and imagine more. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Deal with others on a personal, individual level if you want a positive outcome. Your attention is flattering and helps others open up. Get to the base of a misunderstanding. Know what you would like as an outcome. Tonight: Dinner for two. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Others command your attention. You might want to complete a project or evaluate a personal or domestic matter. For some of you, this attention revolves around real estate and finances. Learn to let go a little more easily -- for your sake. Tonight: Sort through invitations. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Funnel your creativity into your daily life, especially your work. You might be delighted at the long-term outcome. Others also will feel freer to express their thoughts as you proceed with a new vitality. Don’t take someone’s reaction personally. Tonight: Take care of yourself. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Let your creativity emerge. Deal with a problem person in another fashion. Understand that everyone has different styles. This person means well, even if he or she creates an uproar. Use care with a money risk. Tonight: Allow more fun in. BORN TODAY Actress Sophia Loren (1934), columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927), actor Gary Cole (1956)

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Jazz quartet teaches, gives mini concert

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After hours of lectures and workshops, the Noah Preminger Quartet performs an impromptu concert at the Creative Arts Center.

by ali sultan

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Critically acclaimed jazz group the Noah Preminger Quartet presented workshops, master-classes and performed a mini-concert at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Monday. Preminger is a 25-year-old well-known jazz composer based in Brooklyn, N.Y., – the same location where he started his career as a professional musician.

Preminger attended the New England Conservatory in Boston where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in music and eventually started appearing regularly in jazz clubs all over New York City. In The Boston Phoenix, he was described as “continually unpredictable and continually satisfying” by music critic Jon Garelick. Joining forces with pianist and composer Dan Tepfer, Australian bassist Matt Clohesy and Grammy-nominated drummer

Matt Wilson, Preminger formed the Noah Preminger Quartet. Wilson also contributed to Preminger’s solo album “Before the Rain” which received positive reviews from critics at the New York Times, Jazz Times and several other publications. Preminger had also previously released “Dry Bridge Road” which was named the “Best Debut” in 2008 by the Village Voice Jazz Critics’ Poll. The quartet performed at Camp Muffly over the weekend as part of the Wine & Jazz

Festival. “It was awesome,” Preminger said. “It wasn’t the perfect ‘listening’ gig but the whole experience with the crowd was just great, we really enjoyed that.” The group held two master classes on how to take maximum advantage of playing jazz instruments such as percussion, winds, bass and piano. They also held a mini-concert and two workshops on composition and the music business. Throughout the workshops, the band shared their experi-

ences with aspiring “jazzers” and other music students. They also answered questions very informatively, demonstrating the level of their dedication to the Wine & Jazz Festival. They also gave a proper outlook on the modern jazz scene from the perspective of a group that has actually made it quite far in the business. Overall, the atmosphere at the workshops was very focused yet mellow as the group shared some of their stories and experi-

ences and passed on the lessons they’ve learned so far. “Practice, work hard and be respectful – you’ll go far living by that,” Preminger said. The mini-concert held at Vivian Davis Michael Theatre yesterday concluded their visit to the Morgantown. “Everyone has been very hospitable and it was great to talk to students who were actually interested in learning [about jazz music],” he said. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

Dirty Bird brings southern flavor to downtown

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A Morgantown resident stops to look at a menu for the Dirty Bird, a new restaurant along High Street.

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The new Dirty Bird restaurant at 301 High St. in downtown Morgantown has certainly brought a delicious southern taste to town. After opening their doors just last week, the new restaurant has already impressed customers with its fresh, made-to-order, chicken specialties. Dirty Bird’s owner, Kim Noville, said this is her first and only Dirty Bird restaurant, but it’s safe to say she is already making a name for the new establishment in Morgantown’s food scene. She said business has already begun growing and there has been much success so far. Dirty Bird may seem small, but it has plenty of seating and stays true to a down-home southern feel. The restaurant’s atmosphere is clean, neat and features framed pictures of chicken coops from all over the country on its bright walls. Customers walk to the front counter to order food and

drink (for eat-in or to-go) from the friendly wait staff who then bring the food to your table once it is prepared. On the menu, you can find a variation of generously portioned chicken sandwiches, including the actual “Dirty Bird” sandwich. This treat comes equipped with a piece of crisp fried chicken, bacon, cheddar jack cheese and the unique addition of a fried egg and country-style gravy. Other choices include the “Bake Sale Betty”, a chicken breast smothered with slaw and mayonnaise. My personal favorite was the “Blue Ribbon”, a savory chicken breast coated with melted ham, swiss cheese, mushrooms and honey mustard. If you’re looking for more than just a sandwich, The Dirty Bird also offers a fried chicken box, loaded with your choice of four breasts, wings, legs or thighs, a biscuit, slaw and a 16 oz fountain drink for only $7. For Kristen Wooten, a freshmen biology student, the buffalo chicken is her favorite choice on the menu. “It was delicious, one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in a while,” she said. “It was the right kind of spicy and all the

flavors came together really well. I’ll definitely be back.” Not in the mood for chicken? No worries. There are a variety of other specialty meat and egg sandwiches, making it easy to for anyone to find something at this cozy corner establishment. Specialty sandwiches on the menu include everything from the “Jimmy Sinatra”, which features hot ham, salami and pepperoni, to the “Fatty Patty,” a triple decker angus burger, to the “Big Tahuna”, a lunchtime classic topped with white albacore tuna, slaw and melted swiss. Also, there is a choice of six unique egg sandwiches, and the notable menu standout properly named “Elvis Killer,” which is a sandwich served between two Belgian waffles, topped with peanut butter, crisp bacon and a sliced banana. So next time you’re looking for something different to sink your teeth into in downtown Morgantown, stop by the Dirty Bird on the corner of High and Walnut streets or call in a togo order at 304-284-9599. The restaurant is open seven days a week. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu


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Redshirt sophomore Stedman Bailey makes a move on a Maryland defender in Saturday’s 37-31 win. Bailey had 11 receptions for 122 yards in the game.

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Bailey happy with production of receivers, ready for upcoming matchup with LSU by cody schuler sports writer

Midway through the fourth quarter against Maryland Saturday Sept. 17, the West Virginia offense faced its most important third down of the season. With a streaking Maryland offense on the sidelines eagerly awaiting an opportunity to complete its improbable 24-point comeback, junior quarterback Geno Smith looked to a familiar target to make the play that would put victory in the hands of the Mountaineers. Sophomore wide receiver Stedman Bailey was lined up to Smith’s left, facing one-man coverage. Upon receiving the snap, Smith fired a quick pass to Bailey, who caught the ball even with the line of scrimmage. The Maryland defender covering Bailey sprung forward, wrapping him around the ankles and appearing to make the tackle. Bailey turned on the burners and went streaking 21 yards downfield to convert the vital first down. “I pretty much put it in my head that I will not let one guy bring me down, so it’s just a matter of just trying to stay on my feet and keep going,” Bailey said. The catch was one of two Bailey would make on the drive,

propelling the Mountaineer offense into field goal range and adding cushioning to the shaky lead they had at the time. “Late in the game (Maryland) had a lot of momentum, and I felt like I just needed to make a play,” he said. “I was able to keep my feet in (and) keep going for the first down.” Bailey finished the day with eight receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. Bailey, junior Tavon Austin and sophomore Ivan McCartney had a combined 336 yards receiving – the first time since 1998 that two WVU receivers eclipsed the century mark in the same game. With three receivers producing at such a steady rate, the Maryland secondary was never able to focus on any particular receiver, which lead to gaping holes that Smith effectively exploited. “Defenses will never really be able to key on one person just because everybody is stepping up and making plays,” Bailey said. On the opening drive of the second half, Smith connected with Bailey on a deep-seam route over the middle that went for 34 yards and a score – making the score 34-10 and apparently out of Maryland’s reach. “We got the coverage that we wanted,” Bailey said. “Geno made a good throw and I was

there for the catch.” From that point on, the Terrapins mounted a furious comeback that Bailey credits to a tremendous shift in momentum. With a crowd of 53,267 at their backs, the Mountaineers knew that somebody would have to step up to quiet the raucous crowd and reclaim the momentum Maryland possessed. “I just pretty much let those guys know that somebody had to make a play,” Bailey said. “Maryland had a lot of momentum and things were looking kind of shaky for us, but pretty much everybody stepped up and said, ‘We have to pick it up man,’ and we put a good drive together.” With junior Tyler Bitancurt’s successful field goal attempt, Bailey and the offense ran enough time off the clock to put additional pressure on Maryland that eventually forced the interception to seal the victory. After the game, Bailey refused to be sentimental about the victory and instead discussed his primary objective for the coming week. “This is over with,” Bailey said of the win. “(The) next opponent is LSU, and that’s what we’ll focus on all week and prepare for those guys.” charles.schuler@mail.wvu.edu

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Stedman Bailey makes a jumping catch against Norfolk State in the Mountaineers’ second game of the season. Bailey leads all WVU receivers with 236 yards.

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Turnovers, big plays need to continue

Finally, it happened. The West Virginia defense got its first turnovers of the season in its 37-31 win against Maryland Saturday, Sept. 17. Three in fact. Three interceptions, and one was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by junior safety Terence Garvin in the first quarter. It was exactly what the Mountaineers needed at the start of a big road rivalry game to lessen the pressure off the defense’s shoulders and get the first turnover out of the way. The defense will certainly need to make big plays and force some turnovers on defense this week when No. 2 LSU comes to Morgantown. The Tigers are getting their top wide receiver and playmaker back this week. Junior Russell Shepard was suspended the first three games of the regular season for violating an NCAA rule. The 6-foot-1 receiver was suspended by the NCAA for discussing with fellow teammate Craig Loston about an investigation going on by the NCAA dealing with a player named Willie Lyles, who was paid by Oregon and LSU for recruiting service information. Last season, Shepard caught 33 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 226 yards and two touchdowns. The WVU defense showed it can create turnovers and shut down drives during the first half of the Maryland game. It also showed it can break down and allow some big plays for big gains during the second half of the game. The defense allowed just 176 yards of total offense in the first half against Maryland, and only 64 of those were on the ground. They’ll have to step it up even more with the talent of Shepard and LSU sophomore running back Spencer Ware. Ware is 5-foot-11, 225 pounds and runs harder, stronger and faster than Maryland back Davin Meggett, who finished the game with 96 yards and a touchdown. We all know what happened last year in Baton Rouge, as defense and special teams played a large role in the outcome of the game. One big play by former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson made a big difference in LSU’s victory. West Virginia will need one or two big plays on defense no matter how many points the offense scores on Saturday. Certainly, the players will be

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Three WVU players make Big East Player of the Week list after win by ben gaughan

by michael carvelli

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For West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen, the No. 16 Mountaineers’ game against No. 2 LSU is no different than their win last week over Maryland or even the game Oct. 1 against Bowling Green. “It’s every bit as big as the last game was and it’s every bit as big as the next game will be,” Holgorsen said. “That’s one thing we’ve tried to preach with our guys is it’s more about us than who we play. And our job is to learn how to win a game and learn how to prepare to play in a game no matter what the outside opinion of the magnitude of the game is.” With rumors of conference realignment swirling throughout the country, as well as ESPN College GameDay making a stop in Morgantown this weekend, the first-year head coach said his team will need to not think about anything going on other than preparing for a very good LSU team. “The biggest thing is preparing to win the game every day, and it’s going to be a challenge,” Holgorsen said. “They’re

Three WVU players earned spots on the Big East Players of the Week list after the team’s win against Maryland. Junior quarterback Geno Smith got offensive player of the week, after setting school records in completions, pass attempts and passing yardsgoing 36-for-49 with 388 yards, which were all career highs as well. It was his second 300yard game of the season and fourth of his career. Redshirt junior kicker Tyler Bitancurt received the vote for special teams player of the week after accounting for 13 of West Virginia’s points in the 37-31 win at Maryland. Bitancurt made three field goals at 21, 34 and 35 yards, respectively, and went four-for-four on extra points. He leads all Big East players in scoring with an average of 12 points per game. Junior safety Terence Garvin got on the weekly honor roll for his performance on defense. Garvin returned a 38yard interception for a touchdown in the first quarter and finished the game with nine

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West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen looks on during the Maryland game Saturday Sept. 17. obviously good, as we all know. We’ve got to do a good job of focusing on the game and not worry about all the outside distractions.” Holgorsen knows his team will have its hands full against the Tigers. They are coming off of a 19-6 win on the road last week against then-No. 25 Mississippi State and beat No. 10 Oregon in their first game of

the season. “They’re as fast as any football team out there on all three sides of the ball,” Holgorsen said. “They’re extremely wellcoached. It looks to me like they’re highly motivated and play with a lot of energy. “They’ve already been in big games this year and they’ve

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Junior quarterback Geno Smith makes a throw in the game against Maryland Saturday. tackles, an assisted tackle for GameDay for the first time loss and a pass breakup. ever Saturday as they get set to take on No. 2 LSU. ESPN announces location The program will begin at 9 of College GameDay a.m. on ESPNU and continue On Monday, ESPN an- from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on nounced the set for College ESPN. GameDay will be located at Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. and the Mountainlair Green in the will be aired on ABC. downtown campus. West Virginia will host ben.gaughan@mail.wvu.edu


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Texas, Oklahoma may leave Big 12 conference AP — Texas and Oklahoma cleared the way Monday for their departure from the Big 12 Conference, with regents at both powerhouse schools giving their presidents the authority to find a new home. University of Oklahoma president David Boren said he is focused on either keeping the Sooners in the Big 12 or moving to the Pac-12. And while he said is not inevitable that Oklahoma will leave, he said the league must share television revenue equally among its members for the Sooners to stay. “Our goal is to be an equal partner in any network, and we think it ought to be the goal of every other member of any conference that we’re a part of to be an equal member of that conference,” Boren said. “We all ought to value each other every single member of that conference and none of us should seek to play a stronger leadership role than anyone else.” Texas regents gave president Bill Powers the authority to negotiate a move out of the Big 12 to a new conference, with any decision requiring their final approval. Powers made no mention of the Pac-12, the ACC or any other conference. After the vote, Powers said only that the process is “ongoing” and left without further comment. Oklahoma State’s regents have called a special meeting on the topic Wednesday and Texas A&M has already said it plans to leave the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference by July if legal issues can be addressed. If Oklahoma leaves, so will Oklahoma State, Boren said. He said he has been talking with Oklahoma State officials and he expects the in-state rivals to stick together. “Oklahoma State has attractive options and we are working with our colleagues at the University of Oklahoma to make sure the best interests of both institutions and our state are achieved,” Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis added. “We will be prepared at the appropriate time to take whatever steps are necessary for Oklahoma State.” The Big 12 did not return a call seeking comment. It is the second straight year that the landscape of college athletics has been shaken up by alignment

changes. The Big 12 lost Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac12 over the summer and, with A&M’s foot out the door, the league formed after the 1995 season from members of the Big Eight plus four from the old Southwest Conference finds itself in a precarious position. With Oklahoma State and Texas Tech likely to follow their richer, more powerful neighbors wherever they go, leaving five Big 12 teams in the same quandary as the five Big East football members remaining after Pittsburgh and Syracuse announced plans to join the ACC. School and conference officials from the Big East and Big 12 have been discussing ways to merge what’s left of the two leagues if Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12, a person involved in the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk publicly about the talks. Oklahoma and Texas both flirted with leaving the Big 12 last year but decided to stay. The league put together a $1.2 billion television contract to split among 10 teams but decided not to create a conference network similar to the ones in place by the Big Ten and Pac-12. The Big 12 also does not have equal revenue sharing like other power conferences, and members bristled after Texas inked a 20-year, $300 million agreement with ESPN to create a Longhorn Network. The revenue question and national attention played a large role in Texas A&M’s decision to leave, but its move to the SEC is on hold because of the threat of lawsuits by Big 12 members including Baylor. Several influential Baylor alumni and University of Texas benefactor B.J. “Red” McCombs took out fullpage ads in Texas newspapers over the weekend suggesting the Big 12 is “a conference not only worth fighting for, it’s worth waging peace for.” Baylor even commissioned a poll on the topic, with its marketing department saying it provided reasons for the league to stick together. Texas officials have said they want the Big 12 to hold together but would keep “all options” open for the university, including reported discussions with the Pac-12 and ACC.

But Texas has little appetite for a Big 12 without rival Oklahoma or Texas A&M. “Last time everybody talked about where everybody was going, we ended up staying in the same place,” Longhorns coach Mack Brown said Monday. “So my thoughts have always been the same: I think the University of Texas wants to stay in the Big 12.” Coach Tommy Tuberville said Texas Tech’s leadership “would love to keep this thing together with all the other teams that have been with us.” “I thought we were really on the verge a couple weeks ago of this thing going south but I think there’s a true effort out there by several teams that have a lot to say about this of keeping the Big 12 intact and maybe growing it.” The trend toward 16-team superconferences picked up steam Sunday when the Atlantic Coast Conference announced it was officially adding Pitt and Syracuse just years after taking Virginia Tech, Miami and Boston College from the Big East. “College football is as great as it’s ever been,” Brown said. “But we bet- Texas head coach Mack Brown reacts to a play in a game against BYU. ter keep considering the best interest of the players or at some point they’re going to get so frustrated it won’t be fun for them.” The NCAA has no authority over conference affiliations, though NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that he has been contacting university presidents and conference commissioners. He said he is urging them to consider the wellbeing of the student-athletes. Emmert also said talk of having four or five superconferences is nothing more than conjecture. Texas lawmakers are watching the situation but are unlikely to interfere, said state Rep. Dan Branch, the Republican chairman of House Higher Education Committee. Branch said he has told Texas regents and administrators he would like the state’s major universities to be rooted in a conference in the middle of the country -- not one that is “Los Angeles or Atlantic-centric.” “I hope they will also take into consideration the greater good for Texans,” Branch said. “(But) I understand in this new world, we’ve got to allow those regents and presidents to make those decisions.” Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones passes in a game against Tulsa this season.

Yankees Rivera records save 602, baseball’s new all time record NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera stood by himself, in the center of the diamond at Yankee Stadium. For once, the great closer wasn’t sure what to do next. So he smiled, blew a kiss to the crowd, and then doffed his cap as cheers washed over him following the record 602nd save of his career. “Oh, my God, for the first time in my career, I’m on the mound alone,” Rivera said. “It was priceless. I didn’t know it could be like that.” Rivera pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out Chris Parmelee on what appeared to be his signature cut fastball to end the New York Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday. Fans from the smallest crowd in the Stadium’s three-year history stood and shouted from Rivera’s first pitch to his last as he retired Trevor Plouffe, Michael Cuddyer and Parmelee in order and broke Trevor Hoffman’s mark. They even roared in the bottom of the eighth when Nick Swisher grounded into an inning-ending double play and drew a loud cheer from fans who wanted to see history made at the ballpark for the second time this summer. In July, Derek Jeter got his 3,000th hit at home. “These guys are into it,’” Rivera thought to himself. It’s a remarkable achievement, considering the slender righthander throws mostly one pitch. Opposing hitters have seen it for years, but still haven’t figured it out. “It’s amazing,” Cuddyer said. “You’ve got a 99 percent chance of knowing what’s coming, and he still is able to go out there and dominate.” So good for so long, Rivera has built a Hall of Fame-caliber career and been a pillar of five World Series championship teams. The only person who might not acknowledge Rivera isn’t the best closer of all time is Rivera himself. “You know me, I’m not like that,” Rivera said. “I like to be under the radar, do my job.” He nearly did it outside the country. The 41-year-old Rivera tied Hoffman with save No. 601 on Saturday in Toronto. The AL East leaders lost Sunday, putting Rivera in line to get the milestone

in the Yankees’ last homestand of the season. On Monday, the crowd hollered as Rivera came in to his customary of “Enter Sandman.” The fans grew louder with every strike, every out as Rivera closed in. He even broke a bat for good measure sawing off Parmelee and sending the rookie back to the dugout for another piece of wood. Parmelee lasted only one more pitch. Plate umpire John Hirschbeck rung him up, and catcher Russell Martin came out to the mound, gently placed the ball in Rivera’s glove, and then gave the skinny Panamanian a big hug. Rivera stayed and accepted congratulations Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and finally Jeter came over to him before the bullpen and bench got there while the Twins watched from their dugout. “I think it shows what he means to baseball, what he’s done,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I also think it shows the class of the Minnesota Twins.” Eventually, the Twins went back to their lockers and the Yankees did, too. That meant Rivera was left on the mound. He tried to sneak off the field with them, but longtime teammate Jorge Posada pushed him, laughing, onto the mound, where fans cheered him once again. And who would’ve thought it, at least back in 1995 when Rivera started out. He began his career as a starter, lasting only 3 1-3 innings and losing 10-0 to the Angels in his debut, before becoming a star in the bullpen. Rivera’s 602 saves have come in 674 chances. Hoffman got his 601 in 677 tries. Paid attendance was 40,045, less than the capacity crowd and attendant hullabaloo surrounding Jeter’s historic hit. STATS LLC said Monday’s makeup game drew the fewest fans since the new Yankee Stadium opened. “Thank God it’s over, too. Because I was getting a little uncomfortable,” Rivera said. New York now has another goal before heading to Tampa Bay to close the season: winning the division. The Yankees lead Boston by 5½ games with 10 to play. The Twins lost their ninth

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got guys that can rise to the occasion.” Holgorsen said speed is the main thing his team is concerned about stopping on Saturday night, especially since one of LSU’s most explosive players, wide receiver Russell Shepard, will be allowed to play this week after sitting out the first three games of the year. “We’ve got to adjust to the speed of the game quick,” Holgorsen said. “We worry a little more about scheme and when you play a team like this that has talented individuals at every position and they’ve got backups that are talented as well.” The solid play the Mountaineers got from the offensive line against Maryland is something they plan to build on. After struggling for the first two games, WVU’s linemen did a good job of allowing Geno Smith to have more time to throw the ball and opening up holes in the running game. “We played better up front. They pretty much proved our point that they were capable of

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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera celebrates with his son after breaking the major league record with his 602nd career save Monday at Yankee Stadium. straight, tying a run in May as their worst of the season. The Yankees have been struggling, too this was just their fifth win in 12 games. Rivera has finished their last three victories, though. He earned his 600th save in Seattle on Sept. 13. Now that the milestone is behind him, Rivera can focus on getting ready for his 16th October in 17 seasons that’s when he really made his reputation. Those 602 saves don’t count any of the 42 wins in 47 chances he locked down in the playoffs. A.J. Burnett didn’t make it past the fifth inning, but Cory Wade (6-1), Boone Logan, Rafael Soriano and David Robertson kept the Twins at bay until Rivera came on

in the ninth, and Curtis Granderson hit his 41st homer of the year. Granderson’s homer off Scott Diamond (1-5) came in the first after Jeter reached on an infield single and Robinson Cano hit an RBI triple in the third followed by Swisher’s single to make it 5-0. Rodriguez hit a two-out RBI single in the sixth right around the time Rivera was realizing he could be called on in the ninth. As he has been since he got his first save on May 17, 1996, Mo was ready in the ninth. The only thing he wasn’t quite set for was the spotlight. “Don’t get me wrong, it feels good,” Rivera said. “The reception was wonderful. I could not ask for anything more than that.”

pumped up, as ESPN College GameDay hypes up the game all day until the 8 p.m. kickoff. Garvin and several other players talked about getting too hyped up before and during the game against Maryland, which is hard not to do for a big game like this, at home and on national television. But, the players are told every week by head coach Dana Holgorsen that the next game is just like every other game on the schedule, regardless of who they are playing. The players should take that advice from their coach, because if they don’t, this SEC powerhouse will blow them out of the water with their talent and athleticism. The defense has its confidence flying high after getting a few turnovers Saturday, and that goes a long way when you’re going up against a top-5 team. If the players believe, they will rally around each other and play better as a unit. The little things they got

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finishing blocks and springing the running backs free and getting some pretty good pass protection,” Holgorsen said. “LSU’s got as good a D-line as anybody in the country and they’ve got about eight or nine guys that they can roll in there. “We know we’re not going to be able to wear them down because of their depth, we’re just going to have to execute and do our best to hang on.” Another thing West Virginia has been able to do a good job of so far this season that it wants to carry over to the LSU game is the balance it has had offensively. Junior inside receiver Tavon Austin, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Stedman Bailey and sophomore wide receiver Ivan McCartney have all caught at least 15 passes for more than 200 yards. “We’re still looking for a couple more,” Holgorsen said. “Spreading the ball around to people has always been one of our goals. You can put five skill guys out there and our goal is to spread the ball around to all five of them and make five guys as productive as we possibly can.”

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caught on late in the second half against Maryland, leading to the Terps almost coming back to win, may not happen against LSU this weekend now. This is crucial because a team like LSU will capitalize on plays that Maryland did not. The defensive line continued to struggle, recording no sacks and struggling to pressure Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien in the second half. This week is a pivotal time for somebody, anybody, to make a difference on the front seven of the defensive line. If you pressure a quarterback like LSU’s Jarrett Lee, he will make mistakes. If not, he can lead his team to victory without putting up huge numbers. Get ready for a wild night in Morgantown. As much as the West Virginia offense needs to keep its stride going, the defense needs to continue to make critical plays and clean up the mishaps it made in the second half last week. Remember as this seemingly special season unveils – defense wins championships. ben.gaughan@mail.wvu.edu

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10 | SPORTS

Tuesday September 20, 2011

Safeties play big role in Mountaineers’ 37-31 win by michael carvelli sports editor

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Junior safety Terence Garvin returned an interception for a touchdown the win over Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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In the first two games of the season, the West Virginia defense had yet to force a turnover. It was something they had emphasized since preseason camp began, and while it was a little frustrating, they knew it was something that would work itself out eventually. “It is what it is,” said defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel the Tuesday before the Mountaineers took on Maryland. “We had a chance to get a couple of interceptions; they had a couple of bad snaps that bounced back to their guy. We’ve just got to continue working on it.” That work finally started to pay off in WVU’s 37-31 win over the Terrapins last week. Thanks to the play of its safeties, the defense that struggled to get turnovers against Marshall and Norfolk State was able to get three against Maryland. And they came just when the Mountaineers needed them the most. The first turnover came near the end of the first quarter when junior Terence Garvin picked off a Danny O’Brien pass and took it 37 yards for a touchdown to give West Virginia a 14-3 lead. “I saw the crossing route and I kind of just jumped it really,”Garvin said. “It was a big play. It put points on the board and changed the momentum. “It seemed like everyone was fired up, so it was a big play, especially on the road.” For Garvin, a Maryland native, the good game from the defense was something they had been waiting to have and was encouraging to see. “We played very good in the first half. We were very excited and real motivated,” he said. “This was emotional for me because I’m from Maryland, so I was real fired up.” Garvin’s play was big for the Mountaineers to be able to seize momentum early on, but it wasn’t even the biggest play on defense in the game.

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Redshirt senior safety Eain Smith intercepted a Danny O’Brien pass to seal the victory for WVU on Saturday, Sept. 17. That one would come on Maryland’s final drive of the game. Down six and driving methodically down the field, the Terrapins were looking like they were going to have a great chance to at least tie the game, and maybe even take the lead. On third-and-eight and deep in West Virginia territory, O’Brien had his third pass of the day intercepted by redshirt senior safety Eain Smith. When the pass that ended up being the game-sealing interception was in the air, there was only one thing on Smith’s mind. “Just catch it. End the game,” he said.

They were finally able to force turnovers, but the West Virginia defense still struggled at times in the second half. For the first time since the 2010 Gator Bowl, the Mountaineers gave up more than 400 yards. But even with those struggles, there were still positives to take from the big plays the defense was able to make down the stretch when the team needed it the most. “When it comes down to it, we will make plays. That’s what I have to say about our defense,” Smith said. “We’ve just got to work on it, watch film, and get ready for LSU.” james.carvelli@mail.wvu.edu

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Tanik leads WVU in first tournament of fall season by robert kreis sports writer

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Redshirt freshman Sara Keane has waited two seasons to get her chance to start for the West Virginia women’s soccer team.

Patience finally paying off for goalkeeper Keane this season by nick arthur sports writer

Some of the best athletes in sports have been forced to patiently wait their turn before being thrown into action. Steve Young waiting it out behind Joe Montana and Albert Pujols backing up Mark McGwire are just a couple examples of athletes who have learned from a mentor at their position. Oddly enough, a situation similar to this has been occurring over the last couple years at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. West Virginia women’s soccer goalkeeper Sara Keane waited patiently for two seasons behind one of the best keepers in school history, Kerri Butler. Butler holds the West Virginia record for most career shutouts. “Watching Kerri play was huge for me. She’s a great person to look up to,” Keane said. “Kerri definitely helped with my maturity.”

Keane, a redshirt freshman from Mt. Laurel, N.J., is beginning to grasp the moment, particularly in recent games. She has posted three shutouts this season and only allowed more than two goals on one occasion. What has been the secret to her recent success? “It’s just getting games under my belt,” Keane said. “The little things in practice are huge for us. “At the beginning of the season, the Penn State game was a huge learning experience. Just getting more and more games in is just only going to help us.” In the Mountaineers’ game Sunday, Sept. 18, they were able to upset No. 8 Marquette behind a strong performance by Keane. She made three saves on her way to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Golden Eagles. “This has been the best played game all season. It was a complete game for us,” Keane said. “They’re a great team, but today’s just one of those days

where everything went our way.” West Virginia won the Big East Conference Championship a year ago and is off to a strong start this season. They are 2-0 in conference play after defeating South Florida and Marquette, two of the better teams in the conference. “It’s huge for us,” Keane said. “Coming out like this is only going to help us. We have as good a shot as anyone to win the Big East.” Why are the Mountaineers suddenly playing their best soccer? Keane credits the difficult non-conference schedule for preparing the team for Big East Conference play. “It is great that we play teams like Ohio State, Penn State and Virginia, that did nothing but help us,” she said. “Granted they were all losses, but it’s nothing but a learning experience.” nicholas.arthur@mail.wvu.edu

The West Virginia women’s tennis team traveled to Wilmington, S.C., this weekend to compete in the UNC-Wilmington Collegiate Invitational. Although the Mountaineers did see some success this weekend, West Virginia head coach Tina Samara said she was not happy with the overall effort of the team throughout the weekend. “I am pretty disappointed, and it is not about winning and losing,” Samara said. “The effort level to us as a staff was below expectations.” Due to heavy rain, the only Mountaineer to see action the first day of competition was senior Catie Wickline. Wickline defeated Georgia Tech’s Nova Montgomery in straight sets, 7-5, 7-6. She returned to play on Saturday and fell to UNC-Wilminton’s Hamilton Lovett, 6-3, 6-0. Senior Veronica Cardenas competed in two matches Saturday for the Mountaineers. In her first match of the day, Cardenas beat UNC-Wilmington’s Christina Riley, 7-5, 7-6. Cardenas was not as successful in her second match of the day, losing to Kelly Sullivan of Furman in a close game. Sophomore Melis Tanik lost her opening round match to Georgia Tech’s Sophie Panarese but rebounded with a win over Amanda Murray of Furman, 6-3, 6-4. Tanik lost her final match of the day in a tough battle with Virginia Tech’s Shannon Betts. The Mountaineers saw most of their success this weekend in doubles play. “We have worked a lot on (doubles),” Samara said. “I think sometimes it is a little bit easier when there are two people on the court. Your weaknesses are not as easy to expose.” All three Mountaineer pair-

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The West Virginia tennis team and head coach Tina Samara started its fall season at UNC-Wilmington this weekend. ings won their second day of competition. Tanik and Wickline won 8-5, Cardenas and sophomore Mary Chupa won 8-6, and freshman Ikttesh Chahal and junior Emily Mathis won 9-8. On Sunday, Chahal lost in a competitive match against Georgia Tech’s Vicky Sekely, 6-3, 6-4. Tanik defeated Olga Blank of UNC-Wilmington Sunday, to post three singles victories and two doubles victories in the tournament. “(Tanik) has really improved in the way she is playing, the way she is behaving on and off the court,” Samara said. “She has matured a whole lot as a player and as a person. She definitely did some things that will help her compete and help her results going forward.” Although Samara was not happy with the effort her team put forth in the weekend’s

tournament, she knows there is time to turn things around. Samara hopes that Tanik and Mathis, who were limited to doubles play because of a nagging injury, will step up and be leaders. “(The team) needs someone to start the process, and Tunis, and even Emily Mathis, have taken the reigns,” Samara said. “The two of them are kind of spearheading the process.” WVU has time to sort out the problems coach Samara sees in her team. The Mountaineers do not return to action until Friday, Sept. 30, when they travel to Wake Forest, N.C. to participate in the Wake Forest Invitational. “(The team) should be thankful that they have that much time, because if we had to go right away, I don’t see that we would do anything much better,” Samara said. robert.kreis@mail.wvu.edu


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