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Thursday April 21, 2011
Volume 124, Issue 141
UNIV 101 to be revamped for fall By Joel morales Staff writer
The West Virginia University Faculty Senate approved the addition of a new first year experience course to replace University 101 beginning in the Fall semester. WVUe 191 is a revamped version of University 101
which will be more major-specific. The course will incorporate information such as resume writing, job placement and conducting a job search. One version of the course will be available to the WVU College of Business & Economics, some schools in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Perley Isaac Reed
School of Journalism, and the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. “These schools decided to incorporate the learning goals of the first-year experience course into the actual first course of the major,” said Joe Seiaman, assistant dean of Undergraduate Programs in the B&E.
A more generic version will be offered to students who are not in these schools or enter the University as undeclared, said Elizabeth Dooley, associate provost for Undergraduate Academics Affairs. Resident faculty leaders and their teams, which consist of resident hall coordinators and graduate resident assistants,
will teach this course. “When you experience West Virginia University, we want you to know we are an academically rigorous institution and we’re going to help you acquire the necessary skills you need to be successful,” Dooley said. A coalition of faculty members, resident faculty leaders
West Virginia’s acting governor visited campus to promote his re-election campaign Wednesday. Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spoke with students and administrators in the Mountainlair to promote his campaign slogan: “More Jobs and Lower Taxes.” “We’re hoping to create more jobs so less of our young people will be forced out of West Virginia like they’ve been in the past,” Tomblin said. He wanted to stop at WVU and interact with students to encourage them to exercise their right to vote. Morgantown Mayor Bill Byrne said an elected official’s visit was an important opportunity for students to understand the importance of politics within their community. “We’re in the midst of the Student Government Association re-election, the governor is campaigning for his election; I myself am up for re-election soon,” Byrne said. Mallory Bracken/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM
A volunteer helps shred confidential papers at the free paper shredding event held Wednesday morning in the Communications building. West Virginia University Printing Services and WECAN sponsored the event in honor of Earth Month.
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Offering free paper shredding services to students and community members is one of the many ways West Virginia University has chosen to celebrate Earth Month. Students and members of the community were encouraged to bring personal documents and other paper items to shred, said Barbara MacLennan, a political science graduate student and volunteer with WECAN. WECAN, the WVU Environmental Awareness Now, is a program sponsored by the WVU Office of Sustainabilty to promote Earthfriendly practices. Mallory Bracken/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM “This is an event that has A volunteer loads boxes of confidential papers onto a dolly at the free shred event held been going on for several Wednesday morning at the Communications building in honor of Earth Month. years,” MacLennan said. “It’s
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and assistant associate deans reviewed the University 101 curriculum and decided to alter the course. “Students change, universities change, and faculty members at times change,” Dooley said. “We have new ideas and new thoughts. It’s healthy for
a good practice because all of the paper does get recycled, and Monongalia County has one of the best recycling programs in the state.” Participants were limited to shredding up to five small boxes of paper, she said. Shredded items were sent to the Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority, where the paper was baled, sent to designated recycling centers, and converted into tissue paper, cardboard and recycled paper. “I think it’s really important to raise awareness for initiatives like this one to help promote recycling and environmental conservation,” said John Dickerson, a senior multidisciplinary studies major and shredding
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“Students are not just students, they’re also citizens of Morgantown. I think it’s important for them to see democracy in action.” SGA President Chris Lewallen said he felt Tomblin’s visit was an important step in reaching out to college students. “It’s important to get young students out to vote. I think it’s important that he stopped by to get students interested in the upcoming special election and get them involved in the political process,” Lewallen said. Tomblin made a point to introduce himself to students and members of student government during his visit, shaking hands and making conversation with students who approached him. “Governor Tomblin is a great man. We talked about where I’m from in West Virginia, and he’s a Mountaineer native,” said Jamie Chapman, a junior political science major. “It was a great opportunity
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Student opinion differs on revote By Jessica Lear Correspondent
West Virginia University students had mixed opinions about the opportunity to participate in a revote for the Student Government Association elections Wednesday. This is the second time students voted for the candidates. The results from the first round of voting were thrown out due to numerous complaints of vote tampering. The revote was conducted at various places and times around campus. Students voted on computers that were monitored by University officers to prevent possible voter fraud. Erin Blake, special events coordinator for student organization services, who monitored voting in the
Mountainlair, explained how the revote was conducted. “When a student comes in, we scan their ID. If it says they’re eligible then they can go vote at one of the computers,” she said. By monitoring the voting, there was little chance the outcome could be influenced by illegal actions like the initial vote, Blake said. Students who were in the Mountainlair while the polls were open had varying opinions about participating in the revote. “They’re cheaters and campaigning was a waste,” said Heather Moran, a junior child development and family studies major. “It’s like a high school popularity contest, their goals aren’t realistic.” Other students were firm in
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Greenbrier Classic donates $495k in badges by Nick Ashley STAFF WRITER
Officials from the Greenbrier Classic Badges for Charity program donated $495,000 worth of badges to the West Virginia University Foundation for this summer’s golf tournament, held the week of July 25. These badges allow entry to The Greenbrier Classic, a Professional Golfers’ Association Tour and FedEx Cup event in White Sulphur Springs. They
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will be sold by the University to fund scholarships and academic programs. Marshall University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University also received a donation of 1,000 badges. Lyn Dotson, WVU Foundation vice president for development, said selling badges will contribute to the success of many WVU students. “Each school uses the badges in different ways and
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for different purposes,” Dotson said. Badges were given to the WVU Sports Management Program, WVU Alumni Association and Mountaineer Athletic Club. The University has also given away four badges to every 4-H chapter in all 55 counties. Julie Cryser, director of development at the WVU Extension Service, said the sale of the 4-H badges will help fund summer youth development programs.
“Allowing us to send kids to summer camps for programs is a great thing that we are very thankful for,” Cryser said. The badges include entrance, free parking, tailgatestyle food, refreshments and tickets to the Greenbrier Classic Concert Series. “We are very grateful for what the Greenbrier Classic has done for us and making this possible,” Dotson said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Adam Singer, a junior criminology major, takes time to vote in the monitored SGA reelection on Wednesday.
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Continued from page 1 to meet the governor during his election. I think it was important for him to try to reach out to students.” Representatives traveling with Tomblin said he was also visiting the Kappa Alpha fraternity house. Tomblin was a member of KA during his undergraduate career at WVU. Tomblin is a West Virginia native and a graduate of WVU.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from WVU and his master’s degree from Marshall University. Tomblin said he has visited other colleges across the state, including Marshall and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. Education in West Virginia is important to his administration, he said. “West Virginia has not had to cut funding for higher education like so many other states across the country,” Tomblin
said. “We’re extremely proud of that.” Tomblin entered the governor position after incumbent governor Joe Manchin resigned to accept a seat in the United States Senate following the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd. Tomblin is currently campaigning for re-election. His platform revolves around the creation of jobs to bolster the economy of the state.
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Morgantown Mayor, William Byrne, left, introduces Nelson France, middle, SGA liaison to City Council, to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, right. Gov. Tomblin spent Wednesday campaigning in Morgantown and stopped by the SGA re-election voting center in the Mountainlair to meet students, SGA candidates and faculty.
Continued from page 1 their decision to not participate in the revote. “I’m not voting again because I voted the first time, and it’s ridiculous to have to vote again,” said Breanna Slone, a junior English major. “There are going to be a lot less votes now. The cause has gone out the window.” Brian Dixon, a junior history major, said he wasn’t planning on voting the first time, but was pressured by a candidate who came to his door. “I have no stance on any of this. Besides, they don’t actually do anything,” he said. Other students did not share
this view and were enthusiastic to participate. “I absolutely agree with the revote. You still need to support the people you think should be elected,” said Bobby Dini, a sophomore computer engineering major. “SGA is not just for resumes; they work to help the school.” Jordan DeMaske, a freshman criminology major, and Phil Mintz, a sophomore political science major, agreed the revote was necessary but should have lasted longer. “With all of the violations, the revote gets things solved, but one day just isn’t enough,” DeMaske said. Though he took part in the revote, Mintz is not sold on what SGA actually does.
“I’ve never seen any changes, but they may get things going eventually,” he said. During the first round of voting, students were allowed to cast their ballots from personal computers on the Universitypurchased Votenet system. Many students complained of receiving messages saying their ballots had already been cast. The Judicial Board ordered a revote during a hearing held on April 12. Judicial Board chair James Bailey said a revote was necessary due to “mass voter fraud.” The results of the revote will be announced in the Mountainlair at 12 p.m. today.
Thursday April 21, 2011
Ireland claims she is complete package in W.Va. governor race CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Betty Ireland says she isn’t afraid to make hard decisions for West Virginia’s future. “Maybe some of our political leaders have been afraid to make very, very hard decisions to change the way we do business in West Virginia. I’m not afraid to do that,” she said, lamenting the low rankings the state frequently receives when it comes to measures such as business friendliness and education. The 65-year-old former secretary of state is one of eight Republicans seeking her party’s nomination in the May 14 special gubernatorial primary. For voters, Ireland said she offers a complete package “wrapped in a conservative wrapper.” “I challenge the leaders on both side of the aisle: Come with me and let’s make those bold steps that we need to do things differently in West Vir-
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the University.” Dooley and Seiaman agreed this new course will be more beneficial to students. “We’re helping students find their sense of purpose and helping to support them while making the transition from high school to a new environment,” Dooley said. WVUe 191 will be building a sense of community from
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participant. Jeri Ireland, director of Printing Services at WVU, said her office has a shredder available to students for a small fee. Printing Services partners with WECAN every year to offer students and others the op-
ginia,” she said Ireland was West Virginia’s first female secretary of state, but she opted not to seek a second four-year term in 2008 in order to care for her ailing parents. She is currently on leave from the MidAtlantic Research and Innovation Center, where she is vice president of business relationships. MATRIC is a research and development firm that works with projects in the environmental and technology sector. Describing herself as “steeped in technology,” Ireland said she is passionate about re-branding West Virginia as the “Nation’s Energy State.” She said West Virginia must be a part of the debate in Washington on clean coal, drilling in the Marcellus shale and environmental issues. “We need to be a partner, rather than a victim, of the energy policies in this country,”
she said. Ireland said she believes there are ways to deal with the development of the state’s Marcellus shale resources without harming or polluting communities’ water supplies. She also believes in using Marcellus shale to revitalize the state’s chemical manufacturing industry. As an advocate of automatic right of appeal, Ireland said the creation of an intermediate level appeals court would “send a great message to business that we really are trying to open our doors for business.” The Legislature considered, but did not adopt a measure that would have created the court. Building a well-trained workforce requires encouraging training for jobs that don’t require a college degree, blue collar jobs essentially, Ireland said.
the moment students arrive on campus, she said. “That Mountaineer brand is exciting. That branding makes you feel like you’re part of that Mountaineer community,” Dooley said. The reinvention of the course has been a long time coming, Seiaman said. “Those of us who have taught the old University 101 course have recognized for some time that we really did need to reinvent this course so we can help students be-
come more successful,” Seiaman said. Seiaman and Dooley both said they are very excited by the steps WVU has taken to move in the right direction and agree this course will improve the students’ experience during their freshman year. “The collaboration across campus and the creation of this new course speaks volumes of where we’re headed,” Dooley said.
portunity to do their personal shredding for free. “We just encourage people to continue to take care of the Earth, and when they have an opportunity like this, we urge them to take advantage of it,” Ireland said. “It’s a unique opportunity for staff and students.” The next Earth Month Event is the Green on the Green
Eco Jamboree, which will be held on the Mountainlair Green from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.today. Music and entertainment will be provided for the event, and student and local organizations will be attending to share information on their sustainability initiatives.
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Obama’s to attend launch Prosecutions turn online poker PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that congressional Republicans are pushing a radical plan to trim Medicare and Medicaid, ramping up the rhetoric as he and Congress approach crucial decisions on spending and the nation’s debt. “I think it’s fair to say that their vision is radical,” Obama told a town hall gathering at the headquarters of Facebook, the huge social network company. “I don’t think it’s particularly courageous,” he said of the GOP plan to convert Medicare to a voucher program and make big cuts to the federalstate Medicaid program for the poor. “Nothing is easier than solving a problem on the backs of people who are poor, or people who are powerless, or don’t have lobbyists, or don’t have clout,” Obama said. Other Democrats have called the GOP plan radical, but the president generally has used less pungent language. Even as he sharply criticized the Republicans’ spending proposals Wednesday, he said he believes the two parties can reach an accord on long-range plans to cut deficits by about $4 trillion over the next decade. Obama made the comments in a friendly environment – one with 19 million friends, in fact. He told Facebook employees and others watching online the nation must invest vigorously in education, clean energy and research that are vital to future jobs and a strong economy. Making the case for his own deficit-cutting plans, Obama said that one way to trim health care costs could involve doctors sharing medical information on Facebook, the hugely successful social network. Obama’s 2008 campaign
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President Barack Obama laughs with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a town hall meeting to discuss reducing the national debt, Wednesday, at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. used Facebook and other social networks to reach voters, volunteers and donors, especially among young adults. Such outlets will play even bigger roles in next year’s campaigns. The president shared the stage with Facebook’s youthful founder, Mark Zuckerberg, whose company noted that 19 million network users have electronically “liked” Obama’s White House Facebook site. Obama, beginning a threeday Western tour pitching his budget plans and raising reelection cash, said trimming $4 trillion from the nation’s
deficits over the next 12 years sounds like a lot but can be done. He will hold another session Thursday in Reno, Nev., with his message that his approach to cutting deficits is more balanced and less painful than a rival House Republican plan. The president has proposed cutting spending, raising taxes and squeezing federal health care programs. The Republican plan rules out tax cuts and would achieve nearly $6 trillion in savings from spending cuts and overhauling Medicare and Medicaid.
Roommate charged with hate crime in Rutgers suicide case TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Rutgers University freshman who prosecutors said used a webcam to spy on his roommate’s same-sex encounter was charged Wednesday with a hate crime and accused of deleting tweets and texts to cover up his tracks. Dharun Ravi, 19, was indicted in Middlesex County on 15 counts including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in events that predated the suicide of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, who in death started a national conversation on the perils of bullying. Ravi had already faced invasion of privacy charges along with another Rutgers student, Molly Wei. It took prosecutors months to present their case to a grand jury alleging that Ravi targeted Clementi because of his sexual orientation and tried to broadcast the encounter online to intimidate his roommate. The cascade of events started the day Ravi “learned the name of his roommate,” Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said in a statement, not elaborating. The charges do not link the alleged spying to Clementi’s suicide. “The grand jury indictment spells out cold and calculated acts against our son, Tyler, by his former college roommate,” Clementi’s parents, Jane and Joe Clementi, said in a statement. “If these facts are true, as they appear to be, then it is important for our criminal justice system to establish clear accountability under the law.” The indictment is an important step in a heartbreaking case, state Attorney General Paula Dow said. The state’s hate crime law “recognizes the terrible harm caused by acts of bigotry and hatred and imposes harsher punishment on those who commit such crimes,” Dow said. If convicted of the most se-
rious bias charge, Ravi could face five to 10 years in prison. Kaplan said charges against Wei weren’t presented to the grand jury. It was unclear Wednesday whether a case against Wei would go before a grand jury or whether she helped prosecutors in the case against Ravi. An attorney for Ravi did not return a call seeking comment, and Wei’s attorney declined to comment. Prosecutors have said that Ravi used Wei’s computer in her dorm room to activate a webcam on a computer in his room to view and stream Clementi’s encounter. Prosecutors said Ravi tried the same thing during a second encounter Sept. 21, the day before Clementi’s suicide. Ravi posted a message on his now-closed Twitter account on Sept. 19 that read: “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.” Two days later, he wrote on Twitter: “Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes it’s happening again.” Lawyers for Ravi and Wei later said that the webcam stream was viewed on only a single computer and did not show the men having sex. The indictment said the sexual encounter was seen and accuses Ravi of targeting Clementi and invading his privacy, knowing that his roommate would be intimidated because of his sexual orientation. The indictment also suggests that Ravi tried to cover up his actions, by deleting a Twitter post letting others know how they could view the second encounter, and replacing it with a false tweet. It said that Ravi also deleted text messages sent and received by witnesses and gave
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false information to police – all with the intent of misleading investigators. A poster in a gay-themed chat room who appears to have been Clementi said he unplugged Ravi’s computer and searched for hidden cameras before the second liaison. Clementi had apparently complained to the university about his roommate, and Rutgers officials have said they did all they could. The young man left a note on his Facebook page on Sept. 22 that read: “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.” Clementi was a promising violinist – and out to his parents, an attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday – in his first weeks at college when he took his life.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — America’s multibillion-dollar run at the online poker tables has been interrupted by what could be a killer hand: federal prosecutions of the three biggest websites. The government has blocked U.S. gamblers from logging on to the offshore sites, which are accused of tricking and bribing banks into processing billions of dollars in illegal profits. Now gamblers who dreamed of enormous prizes in Las Vegas, or even used online poker to make a living, can’t access online bankrolls that in some cases reach six figures. Some predict the American online poker industry, estimated to be worth up to $6 billion, may fold under the weight of the investigations as it threatens amateur and professional players, televised tournaments and the marketing machine that helped Texas Hold ‘em emerge from smoky casinos to become a dominant form of gambling on the Internet. “It just cut the head off of everything,” said Robert Fellner, a 27-year-old Las Vegas poker pro whose roughly $250,000 bankroll on PokerStars was frozen after the indictments. “It’s scary. It’s much more scary.” Pay-to-play poker sites have been on shaky legal ground for years in the U.S., but the government hadn’t prevented gamblers from playing on the three biggest sites – PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker – before last week’s indictments of 11 executives and bank officials. More than 75 company bank accounts in 14 countries have been frozen, and authorities are seeking $3 billion in fines and restitution. Poker players, meanwhile, now see an FBI notice where the websites once were. Some of them had treated their poker accounts like savings accounts, leaving significant portions of their net worth online and ready to wager anytime. It appears that they will get that money back, though it’s not clear when. The government said Wednesday it had reached agreements with Pok-
erStars and Full Tilt Poker to restore the companies’ domain names so they can return money to U.S. players. Full Tilt said in a statement that the agreement was a good first step, but that it won’t be able to give players refunds until the government gives up control of those funds. But U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York said in a statement that “no individual player accounts were ever frozen or restrained.” Fellner, who won more than $57,000 at a small World Series of Poker tournament in 2007, is more concerned about how he would make a living without online poker. He said cards have been his only source of income since he was 19, when he matched his annual salary working at a dry cleaner by playing online poker for three months. Since then, he said he’s made more money each year and now plays for stakes that require $5,000 to $15,000 just to comfortably buy in and compete. He wouldn’t specify how much he has earned so far this year. Fellner relies on online poker because the Omaha game he prefers isn’t normally offered at his stakes in the vast majority of Sin City casinos. He said he could support himself with savings while he waits for things to play out, but doesn’t know what he’ll do if he can’t replace his income. “I have friends on Wall Street – they could always get me an interview,” he said. Federal authorities consider the poker sites illegal and follow a 2006 law that made it a crime to process financial transactions related to illegal online gambling. But last week’s indictments are the government’s first attempt to hold poker site operators to that law. Players and companies have long argued that the 2006 law didn’t properly define illegal gambling or outlaw online poker, which many consider a game that involves more skill than luck. Unlike games such as blackjack, players gamble against each other, not the casino. Casinos and Internet sites that host poker collect a small percentage of each pot for run-
ning the game. PokerStars and Full Tilt have stopped offering real-money play in the United States, while Absolute has not, according to PokerScout.com, a site that tracks traffic and real-money play on online poker sites. All three sites have free sites using “.net” domain names, and have switched to European domains to keep the gambling flowing outside the United States. PokerStars did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press, though it and Full Tilt have been telling players through Twitter and other means that their balances are safe. A customer service representative for Absolute who did not provide a last name said in an email to the AP that the company has suspended deposits, withdrawals and transfers for customers based in the United States. After the indictments, dubbed “Black Friday” in poker circles, worldwide online poker traffic dropped 22 percent from the prior week, said Dan Stewart, the owner of PokerScout.com. Before Friday, an average of more than 77,000 players were playing poker for real money in cash games online at any given moment over four days last week. That number dropped to just over 60,000 between Saturday and Tuesday, Stewart said. PokerStars traffic fell 24 percent, Full Tilt traffic fell 49 percent and traffic on the network that includes Absolute fell 45 percent. Other sites like Bodog.com and CarbonPoker.com have remained open to American players and saw spikes in traffic in the past week, but their increases are meager compared with the number of players that have stayed offline, Stewart said. Alexander Ripps, a legal analyst in Washington for independent gambling market analysis firm Gambling Compliance, said it’s not yet clear who might step in to take over the U.S. market. The firm estimates the market to be worth $4 billion to $6 billion, but the government’s pursuit of the top companies suggests the entire industry is in danger.
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Prepare for finals during Easter break Students at West Virginia University are on the verge of entering the homestretch. The only thing separating students from the madness of dead and finals week, is Easter break. Everyone should take advantage of this time off, and use it to prepare for the end of the semester. When we return next week, things will move more quickly. The campus will be sparsely scattered with students, but the libraries will be packed to the
rafters with students frantically finishing projects and studying for finals. It is an unfortunate truth that many students do not even start studying for finals until dead week. This may work for some, but for the majority of students who utilize this tactic, it does nothing but intensify an already stressful situation. Take your books home and get a head start over the long weekend. Sit down with your
basket full of Easter candy, and make a dent in your studying. After the stomachache goes away, you will be happy you put in the extra time. Even though not everyone celebrates Easter, a large percentage of the WVU community will still be leaving town for the weekend to visit with family and friends. In regards to apartments and dorm rooms, students should take the same precautions they
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Democrats need to learn from Republicans to beat them michael levy columnist
The federal debt has grown to alarming levels, and government spending is set to skyrocket. Democrats and Republicans have presented ideas for how to deal with the coming crisis, and we just learned who the American people agree with. Americans support the Democrats’ plan by a huge margin. There are many sources of our debt, including former President George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the rich and two long, expensive wars. Looking forward, government expenses will rise because the baby boomers are about to retire, that will drive up spending for the so-called “entitlements,” which already account for more than two-fifths of federal spending. The major entitlement pro-
grams are: zz Social Security, which provides a modest income to all retirees. zz Medicare, which provides public health insurance to the elderly. zz Medicaid, which provides public health insurance to the poor. Multiple ideas have been developed for how to deal with the duel pressures of high deficits and rising expenses. President Barack Obama presented a plan last week that would deal with the deficit, preserve our social safety net and prepare our country for an increasingly competitive future. The Obama plan involves raising taxes for the very rich, making smart investments in education, infrastructure, technology and preserving the fundamental nature of the entitlement programs to protect the elderly and poor. In contrast, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) put forth a plan broadly supported by Congressional Republicans that
would dramatically change the social contract that Americans have shared for generations. The Republican plan would cut taxes on the very rich, cut funding for education, infrastructure, clean energy development and transform Medicare into a system where seniors would buy private health insurance with the help of a government voucher. This would cover an ever-decreasing fraction of their health insurance costs. So, which plan is preferred by Americans? Over the weekend, the Washington Post and ABC News took a poll of Americans on these issues. By an overwhelming margin, the American people support the Obama plan and reject the extreme Republican plan to squeeze the elderly and poor and divest from our future. It is reassuring to see that Americans, like President Obama, have commonsense wisdom about how to move our country forward through these tough issues.
It’s no surprise that Americans support higher taxes for the rich. Over the last generation, we have watched the purchasing power of our incomes, our real wages, drop for all but the richest among us. As a result, the richest 1 percent of Americans now control 43 percent of the wealth in this country. The “poorest” 95 percent of us have just 28 percent of the wealth. Studies consistently show that wealth inequality leads to a broad set of social problems, and the new poll shows that Americans understand that. The very rich gained from the wars in the Middle East, and from Wall Street’s shenanigans. Just one of many examples, JPMorgan Chase bet against the mortgage securities they were selling to the rest of us for our retirement accounts, and they also overcharged thousands of active-duty soldiers for their mortgages. Americans are clearly ready to use their constitutionallygranted democratic powers to
mitigate the tremendous inequality that has risen. What blows my mind is, while Americans overwhelmingly support the Democrat’s plans, they don’t seem to realize it. When asked whether they trust Obama or Congressional Republicans more to balance cutting unnecessary spending and not cutting necessary spending, the public splits 45 percent to 44 percent, respectively. When asked who they trust more to handle taxes, they prefer Obama to the Republicans by just five points, 47 percent to 42 percent, respectively. On protecting the middle class, they prefer Obama by a larger margin, 51 percent to 39 percent, but that’s far less than the margin by which they support Obama’s plan. On the policies, the public overwhelmingly supports Democratic ideas. Asked whether they support raising taxes on those making over $250,000 a year (Obama’s plan), 72 percent of Americans
support such a measure, and just 27 percent oppose it. The same is true on other issues. Americans overwhelmingly wanted a public health insurance option, they want more funding for education and they want stronger oversight of the environment – all core Democratic ideas. Yet, a significant fraction of those people vote Republican. The GOP is damn good at politics. They are consistently able to get a significant fraction of Americans to vote against their policy beliefs and economic interests. The Democrats need to examine Republican messaging strategies and either learn from them or learn to beat them, because so far, they’re getting crushed, even on their home turf. If someone could combine the messaging power of the GOP with the policies of the Democrats, they would be unstoppable. If the Democrats can’t do that, maybe we should look to a Labor/Green party that can.
WVU students need the Student Government Association Sam Viggiano columnist
It is done. The Student Government Association elections, revote and re-evaluation has been completed. Needless to say, members of the Fusion and Pirate parties along with their supporters, will remember all the drama and hardship they caused at West Virginia University because of their scandalous actions. These candidates and their supporters made a mistake. Cheating, whether undercover or blatant, is and will forever be wrong. And, while some believe this revote was merely a slap on the wrist, these students (or amateur politicians) have been through more these past few weeks than most college students can attest to all because of the legal actions taken against their campaigning. With the dawn of a new SGA
on the horizon, it is questionable whether or not WVU needs the SGA. The WVU Board of Governors are the people with power to make changes at WVU. SGA organizes and begs the BOG to recognize and initiate student demands. SGA could be considered the middle man in the process of University change. Truthfully, eliminating SGA would put power in the hands of the students, which could eliminate any future drama during elections and the year. If students wanted to invoke a change, they could organize themselves and present their case to the BOG. In theory, the decision to delete SGA is admirable. But the elimination of SGA would have a greater backlash than expected. First, SGA provides students with a taste of real-world politics. Yes, it is true, our mayors, governors and presidents are biased and corrupt. They are influenced and supported by outside endorsements that ex-
pect their needs be filled before those of the population. Although they believe they know the needs of the people, politicians are out to gain more power. They make promises they cannot keep. The timehonored tradition of corruption through power absorption was achieved by the SGA candidates, even though their original intensions may have been pure. Following the elimination of the SGA, students would not have a suitable government to depend on. Whether or not the students organized themselves to present their needs to the BOG, a student representative or leader would be employed as a delegate to represent this population. Therefore, deleting SGA would only cause the student population to create a new SGA. Historically, eliminated governments handed over to population tend to reelect the same government. The French revolutions from 1789 to 1913 embody the idea that the common
people always need a leader. Although French history dictates many overthrown monarchies, the common people still elected a king. Therefore, if SGA is eliminated, history would repeat itself. We would reelect a student government which would eventually become corrupt. Without SGA, the student population is left without a consistent BOG representative. Sure, a group of students presenting a problem is an admirable idea. I agree that those most passionate or knowledgeable of the subject should present their issues to BOG, but an organized system for representation and modeled professionalism is how democracies work. For example, if I am having a problem with parking, my immediate response should not be to run to the president of the University and complain. SGA provides support and knowledge of various subjects so they can handle the issues presented to them by students. SGA is supposed to organize students and
advise them on the appropriate steps. Even if the next logical course of action is to notify the president, SGA provides a safety net; a place to discuss and develop ways to present the problem to the BOG professionally. Ultimately, SGA is the simulation of a governmental system; the kind needed for all institutions that provides understanding of a democracy. SGA discusses what is relevant to the students at the University just as the U.S. government should consider what is important for the citizens it governs. When we enter the real world, we will need to pay attention to how our government works and be involved in actively changing it for the better. At least at the university level, SGA provides an organization for those who want to be active members in University politics. Although these politics may not be relevant to the real world, the advancement of our shared institution is. Without SGA, student organizations, social or ac-
ademic, would never be represented in the greater body, and would be detached from the University. There would be no way of representing the needs of the student body as a whole or as individual parts without the combined forces of SGA. Eliminating SGA because Fusion and Pirate party candidates cheated is an unnecessary action. They deserve their punishment and deserve to live with knowing they besmirched the name of the West Virginia University SGA. Whoever is elected will have to be monitored carefully and accept criticism from the student body. But, these candidates have answered the ageold question of whether or not you can trust those in power. Although we might never be able to form a perfect union, SGA is an active organization that needs constant improvement just similar to that of our current government. Without it, we would be detached citizens of WVU.
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Maya Angelou brings legendary work to CAC by mackenzie mays associate a&e editor
Maya Angelou will be speaking at the Creative Arts Center April 29th.
Ground-breaking renaissance woman and renowned poet Maya Angelou said she has one word of advice in mind when she brings her legendary wisdom to West Virginia University April 29: courage. “One thing I’ve learned, and am continually learning, is that courage is the most important of all the virtues. Without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently,” Angelou said. “You can be anything erratically – you can be kind, fair, true, generous, merciful, just, courteous – many things every now and again, but to be that one thing time after time after time is very important.” Angelou said she wants young people to understand the true meaning of courage – a word she defines simply as realizing that we are all human beings, quoting one of her favorite country artists Ronnie
Dunn who sings “We all bleed red” in his latest single. “Even when friends and family are at you – they’re still people. It’s only when you have enough courage to say ‘Yes, I am a human being just like them’ that you’ve made friends, and that’s the end of that,” she said. Angelou said she believes this epiphany is something college students in particular should realize early on. “It’s important, because once you can understand that we’re all just human beings, then, as a student, the classes you’re taking and the authors you are reading become much more acceptable to you because you can realize ‘Oh, these are human beings just like me,’” Angelou said. Recognized for having the longest running record on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller list, a recipient of the 2000 National Medal of Arts award and a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee, it’s no secret that Angelou believes in the
power of literature. “We underestimate the power of word. We are told in the Judeo Christian Bible that in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. So, words are things, and it’s very important to be careful with how you use them,” Angelou said. While Angelou believes words have the power to build a better tomorrow, she also believes words have the power to cause pain, and she urges others to surround themselves with only positive words, as she does. “I believe that evil, negative, bitter, crushing words get into the wallpaper, under the carpet, into the upholstery, into your clothes and finally into you,” Angelou said. “I don’t like to have any of that around me. The words I accept in my presence are words that uphold the human being – that lift us up.”
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‘Portal 2’ proves sequels can improve on perfected gameplay jamie carbone campus calendar editor
Valve has one of the largest fanbases in video games. Its creation of iconic games such as “Half-Life” and “Team Fortress 2” and its game distributing program Steam has had a huge following thanks to its customer support and frequent sales. Its latest release, “Portal 2,” will only increase its standing. “Portal 2” is the sequel to 2007s “Portal,” which was released to consoles as “The Orange Box.” “Portal 2” continues the tale of the psychotic computer GLaDOS in both single and multiplayer campaigns. In single player, gamers once again take on the role of silent protagonist Chell as she wakes up from suspended animation, recaptured at the end of the last game by Aperture Science robots. It is now years in the future, long after deactivating GLaDOS, when players meet Wheatley, a charming British orb who has decided to use Chell to help him escape. During their getaway attempt, Wheatley accidentally
turns GLaDOS back on, and her first action is to take revenge against Chell whom she now sees as her mortal enemy. Chell’s only defense is a gun that creates portals, which can be used to solve puzzles and survive deadly turret attacks. Now players must run tests, attempt to escape, and be constantly inundated with recordings by Cave Johnson, Aperture Science’s owner who is presumably long dead. In multiplayer, the story is about GLaDOS as she tests two robots, P-Body and ATLAS, through a series of tests for the portal device. The more tests they do, the closer they get, high-fiving and laughing at their adventures, but GLaDOS clearly has an ulterior motive: driving the two apart. Both modes of gameplay force players to use their portal guns to survive, but multiplayer forces players to work with each other to survive. Co-op can be played both online and in split screen, allowing friends to game together all over the world. The puzzles in both modes force gamers to think long and hard about what to do next, each one with an entertaining problem to solve. The real selling point of the
game, though, is the humor. GLaDOS’ robotic sarcasm is just as humorous as it is in the original, but new additions Wheatley and Cave Johnson both deserve credit. Wheatley is voiced by cocreator of the original “The Office” Stephen Merchant and it seems as if the character is part David Brent as he awkwardly stammers through each situation. Cave Johnson is voiced by the iconic J.K. Simmons and his authoritative, no-nonsense attitude is the best thing in a game full of great things. Every part of this game deserves some kind of praise, with the level design being truly awe-inspiring, the special interactions between the co-op robots being adorable and the music perfect for each scenario. “Portal 2” is the greatest platform/puzzle/comedy game out there and easily one of the best games to come out this year. The only thing that could top it is a game where Cave Johnson just talks to you. God willing, that should be “Portal 3.”
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FEATURE OF THE DAY AARON DAWSON, a senior music performance major, will be performing solo guitar music at 6 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall at the Creative Arts Center.
April 21 BROWN BAG LUNCH FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES will present “The Overture” at 11:30 a.m. in the Gluck Theatre in the Mountainlair. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Programs at 304-293-0890.
April 22 TOMCHIN PLANETARIUM will present “Heart of the Sun” at 8 p.m. and “Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity” at 9 p.m. in Room 425 of Hodges Hall Admission is free ,but reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-293-3422, ext. 1443. Tomchin Observatory will be open a 8:30 p.m. for public viewing on the same night but requires no reservations.
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TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the International House on Spruce Street. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES is hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mountaineer Room of the Mountainlair. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER MOUNTAINEERS meets at 8 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email email@example.com. 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.
Continual WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as nutrition, sexual health and healthy living are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well.wvu.edu/wellness. WELLWVU STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. aawv.org. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. 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, couple and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu.edu to find out more information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, contact Adrienne Hines at email@example.com or 304-599-5020. 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 volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentor-
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HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you will see significant changes within your personal and professional lives. Through May, you will be completing a 12-year luck cycle. Look back 11 years. What were you doing? What has happened since then? What are the common threads? Beginning in June, you enter a new life and luck cycle. Know that you can pull white rabbits out of your black hat! If you are single, during the months that follow, you might meet someone of significance. The end of August and beginning of September could be of significance. If you are attached, your optimism warms up the love temperature. Understand that your role might be more dominant than in the recent past. SAGITTARIUS can provoke strong responses.
tive could be very different if you let those relationships evolve. Make sure you want to pal around with these folks. Tonight: So many suggestions. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Pace yourself and have a reasonable plan for after work or whatever your day might be. A good, balanced plan involves visiting with friends, completing an errand or two, exercising and doting on a loved one. Tonight: Play it easy. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH Your imagination is an endless source of ideas, fun and whatever you would like to create. If you are in an artistic field, you could see quite a difference in your output and productivity. You will want to repeat this type of performance. Tonight: Start the weekend early.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHHH Understand that even though you think you are clear, you might have to rehash a conversation or speak to someone again. Use this period to relax with those in your life and not to harp on an issue or push a project. Just a normal day. Tonight: Carry the banner into the night.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Stay centered and be willing to move in a new direction. How you see a personal matter and the choices you follow might be a little off the beaten path. They are also subject to revision. Your directness is appreciated. Tonight: Stay centered.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Relate to a loved one directly. You are not going to make waves right now, but you can bond, swap ideas and enjoy what each other has to offer. Tonight: Visit with a loved one.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Keep communication flowing, and understand what others are really saying. We are not talking about the words, but the true meaning. Sometimes what isn’t said is more important. Tonight: Hanging out is fun to do.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Others want to relate on more than just a business level. Two people would like to get past networking and become closer friends with you. Your perspec-
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH As a sign, you have a tendency to become extravagant or go overboard. Your greatest asset easily could be self-discipline. Though you may go to extremes, you’ll
find the midpoint -- perhaps not today, but very soon. Tonight: Your treat. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Your smile and energy up the odds for a home run. Everyone wants to work with you, which allows a spirit of cooperation to develop. Creative relationships and ideas flourish. Someone you meet today could set your heart afire. Spontaneous actions identify you. Tonight: Remember, you are the cat’s meow. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Keep a change of heart behind the scenes. You might feel very strongly at this moment, but given time, you could change your perspective. A family or domestic matter keeps popping into your mind. Isn’t it time to handle it? Tonight: Happy at home. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH You might want to open up a discussion and allow greater give-and-take. Even if many ideas, messages and requests head in your direction, you will be able to remain responsive and in control. Tonight: Where the action is. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH You might want to rethink a decision. Though funds seem to be flowing, if the out becomes more than the in, you will be in trouble. Right now you express a devil-may-care attitude. There is a tomorrow. Tonight: Treat yourself well. BORN TODAY Author Mark Twain (1835), naturalist John Muir (1838), singer Nina Simone (1933),
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Friends of Deckers Creek to host fourth Spring Meltdown by ashlie walter a&e writer
The Friends of Deckers Creek will be celebrating Earth Day at the 2011 Spring Meltdown Friday at 7 p.m. at the Morgantown Brewing Company. This is the fourth year the Friends of Deckers Creek has put on the event, and Brian Carlson of FODC has been pleased with the increase in attendance.
“It used to be just a small fundraiser, but it’s been growing a lot,” Carlson said. “The turnout has just been getting better every year.” The event will include a live and silent auction, musical performance by The New Relics and other methods of fundraising for the FODC’s AmeriCorps Workers. The FODC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cleaning up the area surround-
ing Deckers Creek. The event helps employ workers for the movement. Carlson is hoping for an increase in attendance of West Virginia University students. “A lot of the things we’re auctioning off this year are based more for the student population,” Carlson said. “It’d be great to raise awareness of our movement.” The auction includes outdoor gear, white water rafting
trips, massages and many other items. “This year we have a lot more WVU gear for auction and outdoor recreation trips. So if you are a kayaker, hiker or camper, there’s something for everyone,” Carlson said. The event begins with dinner followed by the auctions. FODC supporter, Walt Veselka will be the auctioneer for the event. The New Relics, a local country band will be performing at
9:30 p.m. Coming out of Morgantown, The New Relics have been performing for years and have performed with big names such as the Zac Brown Band, The Clarks and many others. The decision to hire The New Relics was a simple one for Carlson. “They are gaining popularity and have several successful singles. They are also friends of FODC so it
was a perfect opportunity,” Carlson said. The cost for the event is a $10 cover for cleanup. The proceeds will go directly to the FODC Foundation. For more information about FODC’s work or the Spring Meltdown, call their office at 304-292-3970 or email Brian Carlson at brian@deckerscreek. org. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday performance brings Librarians to its final chapter by alex mcpherson a&E writer
“Someone wrote it on the demo CD – we regretted it almost immediately,” said Ryan Hizer commenting on the name Librarians. But others liked the name and the music, and what started as a bunch of guys playing around became a lasting band that’s been at the front of the Morgantown music scene since 2004. Matt Pryor, Trey Curtis, Ryan Hizer, Billy Parsons and, later, Kyle Vass, didn’t have any fancy goals or plans, they just liked music. Seven years in, that love for music blossomed into the Librarians – a band with an EP and two full albums. “Our friends recorded our first proper album,” Hizer said. “Compared to the EP, they said it sounds like a different band. Each time we record we sound like a different band.” With each difference, they grew and evolved, reaching where they are today. Going from simply writing music to making art, they’ve slowly made the music their own. “Present Passed,” their most recent 2010 album, was recorded entirely in the band members’ house. As they become more self-sufficient, they are also more proud. “We did it all ourselves,”
Hizer said. “We used to write songs that didn’t mean anything. Random lyrics to give reason to writing a melody. But we naturally care about this one.” But just as Librarians have gotten its act together, fate steps in. Each of the four members is departing Morgantown, heading to the likes of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and even Taiwan. “We’ve really come a long way, and it really sucks to have to stop now,” Curtis said. “Everyone cut their teeth here in Morgantown and became some shadow of an adult,” Hizer said. With a dedicated love for Morgantown, the Librarians have called it home through college and beyond. Coming from completely different cities, they didn’t realize the gem they’d stumbled upon freshman year, but after some digging, they soon discovered what the town really had to offer. “We didn’t expect a town in West Virginia to exist in terms of music and art,” Vass said. “It’s really refreshing.” Finding a home at 123 Pleasant Street, the band grew by getting to know the staff as well as all of the other bands that played there. As its contacts grew, it bled into other bands including Big Ass Manatee and David Bello and His God Given Right. But
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The Librarians pose during a photoshoot for their final performance as a band. as it’s time for them to call it quits, the Librarians were the beginning and are the end as well. “We’d like to thank the same people who are always there,”
Hizer said. “And it’s kind of amazing how many people that is for a town. We’ve been playing here so long we literally know every staff member at 123 and really appreciate
them letting four drunk dudes Guests will include previplay to a bunch of old friends.” ous member Pryor, Pat Manzi The Librarians will be play- of Big Ass Manatee and opening the longest set of its life ing act Fox Japan. this Friday at 10 p.m. at 123 Pleasant Street. email@example.com
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RubberU app offers discounts for local bars and restaurants by david ryan A&e editor
Morgantown smartphone users are one download away from deals at local bars and restaurants. Local promotional company theRubberU.com has released a self-titled application for access to specials on-the-go. theRubberU app launched in March and is available in the Apple iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace. “Instead of opening your Web browser and waiting for 3G to download everything, all you have to do is launch the app, and all the specials are there,” said Vic Lombard, owner of theRubberU. The app, which has been in development since the fall 2010 semester, currently features the same discounts at restaurants and bars available at the company’s website. The app organizes events, deals and specials by calendar date. Users can also locate restaurants with their smartphone’s GPS and have the day’s deals listed. Exclusive deals for smart phone users will appear as early as next week, Lombard said. “It’s going to be something
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good, like buy one pizza get one free, just for app users,” he said. Customers would just need to show the app to redeem the discount with no need for the wristband. That method may soon become permanent. “We’re talking about the transition to all you might
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need is the app instead of the wristband,” he said. “We’re looking at possibly doing that for next year.” Another avenue the company is exploring is the potential for a Groupon-like service of local deals. The site allows customers to buy items for discounted prices. theRubberU would offer a one-time use coupon, and customers can order right from the app. The deal would be valid for a month, he said. The company partners with local restaurants for the deals, he said. “It’s really simple, really easy,” he said. “We want businesses to benefit as much as we do students. We really support local business.” The company, which was started by Lombard and another West Virginia University student, began in 2007 as part of the Student Business Plan Competition in the College of Business & Economics. “We just wanted to offer people inside deals,” Lombard said, adding the company is continuing to work on a variety of new ideas. The app is available as a free download for iPhone and Android users. firstname.lastname@example.org
Continued from page 5 Though many of her works are honored for their take on racial and societal issues in America, Angelou said she never sought out to write about these things; she simply wrote about her own life experiences. “I don’t write about racism. I write about my life, and I just happen to be an African American. What I do write about is the human being. I write about what makes us weep, what makes us laugh, how we can be knocked down and get up and rise, and rise – this is who we are,” she said. Angelou said though she’s proud to see the changes society has made concerning segregating those who are different, she believes true equality is yet to be found. “These days we’re further along than we were 50 years ago. However, there’s lots of work to be done. There are some not very bright people who are still trying to polarize us even more and separate us from each other, and that’s stupid,” Angelou said. “It’s understood that together we stand, divided we fall. However many times that’s been
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John Steadman plays the drums for the High Street Jazz Band Wednesday evening in the Free Sppech Zone. The group performed to support art education.
Maya Angelou will speak at the WVU CAC April 29. For ticket availability call 304-293-SHOW. said, it’s still true.” Angelou said she is excited to speak to WVU students and believes it is her duty to reach out to a younger generation and wants to teach them to find better respect for themselves and others. “Have enough strength and courage to look after yourself – you can’t ask anybody else to respect you if
you don’t respect yourself. I mean you can ask, but they’d hardy like to do it,” she said. Angelou will speak at the WVU Creative Arts Center April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25 to $50 depending on seating. Contact WVU Events for ticket availability. “I work and use my voice to make this a better world for the young people that are yet to come. It’s so important that adults do that for you,” Angelou said.
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ABOVE: The High Street Jazz Band performs in the Free Speech Zone as a campaign for art education Wednesday evening. RIGHT: Larry Schwab plays the trumpet for the High Street Jazz Band Wednesday evening in the Free Speech Zone. The group performed to support art education.
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MEN IN THE MIDDLE Taylor, Wright carry burden of replacing Neild at nose guard BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR
For two years, West Virginia senior defensive lineman Julian Miller has had Chris Neild at his side. With his fierce noseguard on his left, along with fellow lineman Scooter Berry, the two dominated offensive lines in 2010 en route to being the second-best rushing defense in the country. Now, Miller is the most-veteran defensive player on the team and the lone returning starter along a much lighter defensive line in 2011. And he can tell the difference. “I’ve noticed it,” Miller said. “With a guy like Neild, he never had to ask questions. He knew what to do in every situation … It’s not a bad thing, but there are things that Chris could do without little mental errors.” Instead of the 301-pound Neild, Miller will work beside less-veteran nose tackles Jorge Wright or Josh Taylor in 2011. Wright, who is slated to become the starter, has just one start under his belt. Taylor has seven starts over his career. “I understand with Jorge and Josh it’s just a learning experience right now,” Miller said. “It’s been better than what I thought it would be, because those guys have either played the position for a while or picked it up pretty quick.” Despite Neild’s unprecedented success at the noseguard position,
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West Virginia defensive lineman Jorge Wright, right, tries to get past a Mountaineer offensive lineman.
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Freshman DB Williams trying to earn playing time BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Avery Williams was in perfect position going up against receiver Ivan McCartney in a play during a scrimmage last week. West Virginia cornerbacks coach David Lockwood will admit it. But at the end of the play, despite his “good coverage,” Lockwood sent Williams to run the Milan Puskar Stadium stairs. The freshman peeked into the backfield in an attempt to read the quarterback, which allowed McCartney to catch
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West Virginia cornerback Avery Williams celebrates after making a play in practice.
the pass and take it up the sidelines. “With a coach like coach Lockwood, you can’t show weakness,” Williams said. “You think you’ve had a great practice, but coach Lockwood can always find one small thing. To play at the D-I level, you can’t have weakness.” Three weeks into his first camp with the Mountaineers and Williams is still adjusting to playing at the collegiate level while shaking the rust off after taking the past year off. Williams originally signed his Letter of Intent with West Virginia in January 2010 but
failed to qualify academically, causing him to miss the 2010 season. Three weeks into WVU’s spring camp, however, and the Washington, D.C., native has been one of the bright spots in an otherwise depleted secondary that lost starters Brandon Hogan, Robert Sands and Sidney Glover. Williams has all the tools, Lockwood said, but is currently in the process of putting everything together and learning the aspects of defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel’s
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Michael carvelli sports writer
Big East should reconsider adding ‘Nova The Big East Conference announced last week that the vote on Villanova joining the conference in football has been delayed. Instead of just delaying the voting, the Big East needs to begin looking at other options to join its conference other than an FCS Villanova team that the Big East would like to add mostly because of the fact that the Wildcats are in the league for basketball. The Big East should do what it did in the past when looking for teams – steal one from Conference USA. It worked in the past with teams like Cincinnati, Louisville and South Florida in football and basketball and a couple of teams in the league for basketball only, like Marquette, have had some success since joining the Big East. Taking another team from Conference USA would give the Big East another team which could offer good competition in football and basketball, because, even though it has been good over the last few years at the FCS level, I don’t know how well Villanova would be able to adjust to playing in the Big East. Sure, it would make sense to add ’Nova, because it would give an opportunity to add another team into the football conference without adding another member to the already huge basketball conference that the league has. But, the conference could take this opportunity to, instead, add a solid team in football and basketball like Central Florida. UCF proved this season in football it has what it takes to compete with teams in a conference like the Big East when the Knights finished the year in the top 25 with an 11-3 record and a win over Georgia in the Liberty Bowl. Likewise, their basketball team started off the year strong, winning their first 15 games – with victories over Florida and Miami (Fla.) – before a tough losing streak in conference play caused them to miss the NCAA Tournament. Central Florida would bring to basketball a player like Marcus Jordan and a great young coach in Donnie Jones, who could bring notoriety to the program if it joined with the Big East. Even if they didn’t add
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Men’s basketball adds Browne to recruiting class West Virginia head men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins added his seventh player for the 2011-12 season, the coach announced Wednesday. Gary Browne, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound point guard, becomes the third guard to commit to Huggins’ 2011 class, joining Aaron Brown and Jabarie Hinds. Forwards Dominique Rutledge, Tommie McCune and Keaton Miles are also signed along with center Pat Forsythe. Browne is expected to take the place of Joe Mazzulla in the point guard position. “Gary gives us a true point guard in this class,” Huggins said in a statement. “He could remind some of former Mountaineer great Darris Nichols in his ability to run the team and to deliver the ball to the right people at the right time.” Browne is from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, but moved to Florida for his senior year and is attending Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he averaged 11 points, 7.5 assists and 4.0 steals per game as a senior. Browne has played on the Puerto Rico national team since he was 14 years old. Last year at the FIBA America’s U18 Championship in San Antonio, Texas, he averaged 11.8 points per game for Puerto Rico. He attended St. Francis School in Carolina, Puerto Rico, as a sophomore and junior before transferring to Arlington Country Day. As a junior, he averaged nearly 22 points per game. “We’re certainly excited for Gary to play for coach Huggins and to attend West Virginia University,” said Browne’s high school coach Rex Morgan. “He’s a tremendous on-the-ball defender and is a player who makes his teammates better. Gary will be one of the hardest working guys that coach Huggins will have on his team.” Athletic Department to sell WVU Memorabilia The West Virginia University Athletic Department will conduct its first Mountaineer Gear sale prior to West Virginia’s football Gold-Blue Game on Friday, April 29, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. Authentic Mountaineer football gear from the past decade will be on sale to the general public. Items for sale include limited quantities of the full Nike Combat uniform worn by the Mountaineers for their games against Pittsburgh and N.C. State in the
Champs Sports Bowl during the 2010 season, as well as individual sales of the combat uniform to include helmets, pants, Tshirts and shoes. In addition to the Nike Combat uniforms, the sale will also feature authentic Mountaineer football gear such as hats, visors, sweatshirts, sideline coaches shirts, jackets, past game jerseys and pants, shoes and cleats, travel bags, bowl shirts and jackets, as well as former pictures and displays from the Puskar Center. The Nike Pro Combat uniform set ($600) will be the most expensive item for sale at the event, while fans could also get T-Shirts, hats, pictures, books, and DVDs for less than $10. Fans can purchase items using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or cash. No checks will be accepted; prices are non-negotiable and include state sales tax. All sales from the event are final. “Our fans see a great value in obtaining our older gear, and we are running out of storage space,” said Michael Szul, WVU Associate Athletic Director. “The sale will provide additional revenue to our department and will be a great opportunity for Mountaineer football fans to purchase authentic game pants, jerseys, polos and jackets, while adding to the already full day of activities surrounding the GoldBlue game.” WELLWVU granted $30,000 to reduce alcohol abuse West Virginia University’s WELLWVU: The Students’ Center of Health has received a grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to develop and implement effective alcohol education programs for WVU students. The overall goal of the grant is to partner with WVU intercollegiate athletics and other departments to provide campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. WELLWVU will use the threeyear $30,000 NCAA grant to partner with WVU intercollegiate athletics in the development and implementation of effective alcohol-education projects for WVU students. In an effort to educate students about the risks involved with the misuse of alcohol, the NCAA has, through the support of the NCAA Foundation and Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., developed NCAA CHOICES, a grant program for alcohol education. — Compiled by Brian Gawthrop
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Thursday April 21, 2011
ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Mountaineers to host Seton Hall at Hawley Field by brad joyal sports writer
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West Virginia pitcher Corey Walter delivers a pitch during the Mountaineersâ€™ game against Maryland earlier this season.
Rowing travels to Washington, D.C. by Cody schuler
There will be no deficit of drama in the nationâ€™s capital this weekend, as the West Virginia rowing team travels to Washington, D.C., where it hopes to overcome adverse water conditions on the Potomac River and compete against George Washington and conference rival Georgetown. Come Friday, the Mountaineers will have had 11 days since competing in their last race. The additional time off was supposed to give the Mountaineers extra practice time. Instead, the unpredictable April weather has wreaked havoc here on the Monongahela River, as well as on the Potomac River, where the team races Friday. West Virginia head coach Jimmy King admittedly was disappointed with the inclement conditions that disrupted the teamâ€™s ability to prepare for the upcoming race, but assured the team would be ready to â€œcompete without excuses and focus on the here and now.â€? â€œWe lost multiple days last
week due to high water, fog, high wind, illness and more of the same this week,â€? he said. â€œAs far as on-the-water progress, weâ€™ve been hindered due to factors beyond our control.â€? Fridayâ€™s contest was originally supposed to be raced in double-dual format with WVU, GW, Georgetown and Indiana all rowing. However, given the extenuating circumstances, Indiana has dropped out of the competition, leaving event organizers to reschedule racing plans. â€œ(The) current, tentative plan is to run multiple timed racing pieces versus Georgetown and George Washington in a tri-race on a different, safer section of the Potomac River,â€? King explained. The Potomac Riverâ€™s current is flowing much faster than normal, resulting in an inability to place the buoy line or marking buoys to outline the course. The teams have agreed to move the racing from the typical section of the river to one that is fit for racing. Regardless of conditions, the Mountaineers are looking forward to getting on the water and seizing the opportu-
nity to compete against quality competition. â€œThe important aspect of this weekendâ€™s racing is simply the opportunity to line up against outside competition â€“ considering we did not race last weekend,â€? King said. â€œThe added excitement and urgency that arises in that situation cannot be duplicated in practice, and that will certainly help our crews sharpen up a bit leading into the Big East (Conference championship).â€? King believes competing against Georgetown may provide some experience for the teams when they meet next weekend at the Big East championship. â€œWeâ€™ll certainly look to see how we fair against Big East rival Georgetown, and the atypical format due to racing conditions will add some intrigue, as well perhaps leaving some question as to how weâ€™ll fare against each other next weekend,â€? King said. The current weather forecast for Friday is cloudy with a 70 percent chance of rain and a high of 51 degrees. email@example.com
TRACK & FIELD
WVU to compete in Jesse Owens Classic After handling stiff competition with poise last weekend, the West Virginia track team will look to duplicate its results this weekend at the Jesse Owens Track Classic hosted by Ohio State. â€œWe had to overcome a lot last weekend, and it has only made us stronger,â€? said head coach Sean Cleary. â€œWe have a tough test ahead of us but I think we are up for the challenge.â€? Early forecasts predict rain all
weekend, but that is nothing new for the Mountaineers. â€œWeâ€™ve competed in poor conditions a lot this year and in the past,â€? Cleary said. â€œYou can never get used to it, but you can let it bother you less.â€? Senior Chelsea Carrier will look to extend her season-long first place streak in the 100-meter hurdles. â€œChelsea has been a monster all year for us,â€? Cleary said. â€œSheâ€™s
been breaking records and winning races every weekend.â€? WVU will be pitted against elite programs such as Ohio State and Ohio. â€œCompeting with the premier teams helps you become a premier team,â€? Cleary said. â€œThis will just make us better for the post-season.â€? The two-day event begins on Saturday, April 23. â€” dmd
If there has been one consistent component of the West Virginia baseball teamâ€™s season, it has been Big East Conference play. The Mountaineers have won three of four Big East series, and after taking two of three at Notre Dame, the team is ready to return home for a three-game series with Seton Hall. West Virginia has used a mix of strong pitching and costly hitting to improve its conference record to 8-4, which is tied for second with Pittsburgh and St. Johnâ€™s in the Big East standings. While the Mountaineers had trouble throwing strikes consistently, the team has turned its success around to become one of the top contenders in the conference. â€œWe have seen pretty good pitching in the Big East games,â€? said WVU head coach Greg Van Zant. â€œWe have (limited) walks and thrown strikes. There have been a lot of good bats, our hitters have had some good hitting come at the right time.â€? The Mountaineers (22-15) beat Notre Dame in the first game of their series, 6-4 in 10 innings, before dropping the
second game 5-2. West Virginia put forth one of its most dominating performances of the season in the rubber match, beating the Fighting Irish 8-1 in the final game of the series. While West Virginiaâ€™s resurgence in conference play has come with strong outings from a young Mountaineer pitching staff, Seton Hall (16-17) has made a reputation of always having strong pitching. Van Zant said he expects a hard fought weekend, and praised Seton Hallâ€™s ability to produce such strong pitching talent. â€œSeton Hall always has good pitching,â€? Van Zant said. â€œEach year they have really strong arms. They hustle hard, and their hitting is much improved from last season. They are a very hardworking team. We expect a tough series.â€? WVU used two freshmen pitchers to beat Notre Dame in game 1, with Marshall Thompson and Ryan Tezak, respectively, combining for the win. Van Zant has had the opportunity to give many young pitchers the experience of getting on the mound, providing the most valuable thing a freshman could receive: experience.
Van Zant said he does not give out playing time and added there were no favorites being played when he chooses a pitcher. His choices have paid off, as the young guns have allowed West Virginia the luxury of having strikes thrown consistently. â€œThe playing time is earned,â€? Van Zant said. â€œEverything those younger guys have gotten, they have earned because they throw the most strikes and give us the best opportunity to win games.â€? The Mountaineersâ€™ confidence is at an all-time high, and deservingly so. Aside from Connecticut, there hasnâ€™t been a more consistent team in Big East play. With the team in serious contention for the Big East, Van Zant said the team is more focused on taking it game by game rather than looking at the big picture â€“ yet. â€œWe just try to win the game we are playing,â€? Van Zant said. â€œWe canâ€™t worry about the conference, we need to just focus on what we can control â€“ one game at a time. Right now, weâ€™re not worrying about winning the series, but just winning game 1.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU to honor Fleming at spring game West Virginia University will honor former â€œVoice of the Mountaineersâ€? Jack Fleming prior to the Gold-Blue Spring Game next Friday with the unveiling of â€œFleming Cornerâ€? at the Erickson Alumni Center. The dedication will take place April 29 at 3 p.m. in Salon C of The Erickson Alumni Center. Fans are welcome to attend the unveiling or view the display from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This special area includes memorabilia, walls decorated with some of Jackâ€™s best play-byplays and a special bronze statue created by WVU alumnus Jamie Lester. The room and statue, a gift from the late John Fleming (Jackâ€™s brother), his wife Anita and his son Jonathan, is located in the loggia area of the Ruby Grand Hall. The West Virginia Radio Corporation provided funding for the dynamic display which salutes Flemingâ€™s legacy. â€”West Virginia inside receiver Tyler Urban had the highlight of spring practice thus far, as he caught a one-handed touchdown pass in the back
of the end zone from Smith over safety Terence Garvin on Wednesday. The converted tight end has been continually called the most consistent receiver by offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen. Urban also caught another touchdown in the team portion of drills, as he juggled and reeled in a pass thrown by Smith for the score. Because of Urbanâ€™s improvement and an injury to wide receiver Brad Starks, the coaching staff decided to move fellow inside receiver Stedman Bailey to the outside. â€œRight now, we felt like Stedman and Tyler were in the top four ... And, we needed help on the outside,â€? said inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson. â€” The offensive line struggled on Wednesday during the team portion of practice. The defense recorded a handful of sacks that frustrated Holgorsen who yelled out sarcastically that WVU would lead the country in sacks given up if the struggles continued. â€” The defensive highlights of
the day included an interception by senior linebacker Casey Vance on a pass from freshman quarterback Paul Millard and a near diving interception by senior defensive lineman Julian Miller. Freshman quarterback Brian Athey did not take any snaps in the final 30 minutes of practice. â€” Smith found sophomore receiver Ivan McCartney on a fade route for a touchdown to end Wednesdayâ€™s practice. The quarterbacks have worked a drill following practice where they throw a fade route toward a net in the corner of the end zone. That supposedly helped with the spot-on pass to McCartney. â€” Junior running back Shawne Alston was held out of practice with what is being called a minor neck injury. It is his second straight practice missed due to the injury. In his place for much of practice was freshman Vernard Roberts, who took many of the snaps with the first-team offense on Wednesday. â€” Compiled by Tony Dobies
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Continued from page 9 which helped him become a first-team all-Big East Conference in 2010, Wright and Taylor say they are trying to make their own name in 2011. â€œNeild left some big shoes to fill, but I think weâ€™ve got it covered,â€? said Taylor, who backed up Neild last season. â€œI want to do what he did, but I want to do it better.â€? Replacing the man in the middle wonâ€™t be easy. Both will be the first to admit that. But, is there pressure to live up to his expectations? â€œThereâ€™s always that pressure because of how good he was. Iâ€™m trying to be as good as Neild was. Thatâ€™s the only pressure I feel,â€? Wright said. â€œHeâ€™s a good role model for me, and Iâ€™m just trying to live up to how good he is.â€? The two arenâ€™t as heavy as Neild and will have a harder time of occupying two or more
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Continued from page 9 UCF, it would make sense for the league to add teams like Houston or Memphis who have shown in the past that they can contend at a high level and could improve the overall level of competition in the Big East. The only problem with adding a team that doesnâ€™t already have an association with the conference would be that it would give it an unprecedented 18 teams in basketball. While some have said adding a team like that would mean that the Big East would have to kick a team out for basketball, itâ€™s just not true. Giving the league 18 teams would allow it to split up into a North and South division with nine teams in each. Doing this would allow everyone to play each team in their divi-
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blockers at a time. Wright said he feels his strength will take care of any lack in weight he has. Taylor said he has focused on keeping sound technique, which could give him an advantage against offensive linemen. Taylor also has the experience of playing the position in the past, at as small as 240 pounds, so he understands what it takes to manage as an undersized player. â€œ(Neild) was a big force inside. He clogged up the middle and freed up linebackers and other players on the defense, so it was a lot easier for them,â€? Wright said. â€œAs far as size goes, if I stay low and come out of my hips and use my strength, I donâ€™t think it will be any different.â€? Both would like to gain weight this summer, though, and want to be at 295 pounds in the fall. That would be about 10 pounds heavier than they stand now. Taylor has gained around 40 pounds since joining the team. Wright picked up
10 pounds since the Champs Sports Bowl in late December, he said. â€œItâ€™s not just about putting on weight though, itâ€™s about putting on good weight,â€? Wright said. â€œWhat we lack in weight, we make up for it with technique, power, skill, staying low. Just because (offensive linemen) are bigger guys, we can get low, and it wonâ€™t really matter how small we are.â€? While they might not have the size or experience of a player like Neild, Wright and Taylor said they take a lot from him. Wright said he considers Neild the perfect player to emulate in terms of attitude, work ethic and the way that he carries himself on and off the field. That is already paying off, as Miller sees the potential those two can have. â€œWeâ€™ll be alright,â€? Miller said. â€œWith these guys, itâ€™s going to come. By the start of the season, you wonâ€™t notice a difference.â€?
Itâ€™s a mentality the freshman said he was raised with. â€œIf something bad happens, life goes on. Nobodyâ€™s perfect,â€? Williams said. â€œIf somebody catches the ball over you, move on.â€? Williams said that, despite taking a year off from football, he has surprised himself with his success and progress in spring camp thus far. The biggest obstacle for his 5-foot-11, 176-pound frame is adjusting to the speed and strength of Division-I receivers, especially after admitting to â€œslackingâ€? early in his time away from the field.
He has also surprised Casteel. â€œHeâ€™s been a surprise because we havenâ€™t seen him,â€? Casteel said. â€œWeâ€™re really seeing him for the first time.â€? Heâ€™s a playmaker, according to Lockwood. And according to the coach, if a player makes plays, heâ€™s guaranteed to see the field. â€œIt has been tough for me to adjust,â€? Williams said. â€œBut as we get into summer camp, youâ€™ll see a more improved Avery Williams. So far, I could be much better, but I feel good.â€?
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West Virginia offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen puts his hands on his head in frustration during practice on Wednesday.
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sion twice to make the 18 conference games that are played each year. The Big East is already among one of the most respected conferences in the country when it comes to basketball. Unfortunately, the same canâ€™t be said about the leagueâ€™s reputation in football. I donâ€™t know what the league is thinking, but adding an FCS team like Villanova to the football conference wonâ€™t help much. What other BCS conference can say that it has not just one, but two teams
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) â€” Kentucky freshmen Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight and junior DeAndre Liggins are heading to the NBA. Maybe. The school announced Wednesday all three players have declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, clearing the way for them to return to school next fall if they change their mind by May 8. Jones and Knight are considered mid-to-high first-round picks while Liggins is a defensive stopper who hopes to play his way into the first round after being evaluated by scouts. The trio helped the Wildcats to their first Final Four appearance in 13 years this spring. Kentucky fell to Connecticut in the national semifinals. Knight averaged 17.3 points at point guard and proved to be one of the best clutch performers in the country. The 6-foot-3 Knight hit a pair of game-winning shots during the teamâ€™s NCAA tournament run. His driving lay-up helped Kentucky escape an upset bid by Princeton in the second round and his pull-up jumper with 5 seconds left allowed the Wildcats to knock off top-seeded Ohio State in the regional semifinals. â€œPlaying in the NBA has always been a dream of mine and this is the next step,â€? Knight said. â€œAll season long coach has been tutoring me on the fine points of being a point guard, and now I have an opportunity to put my game on display in front of NBA scouts as a result of my hard work.â€? Knightâ€™s 657 points were the most by a Kentucky freshman and he also broke the schoolâ€™s freshman 3-point record by knocking down 87 3s. Jones averaged 15.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks and set a Kentucky freshman record by pouring in 35 points in a victory over Auburn in January. He was chosen SEC Newcomer of the Year by The Associated Press. The 6-8 power forward volunteered to take on a slightly lesser role during the postseason to allow his teammates to get more involved, a move coach John Calipari said was key to the teamâ€™s
postseason success. Liggins will have the most to prove. He blossomed into one of the countryâ€™s top defenders but remains limited offensively. He averaged 8.6 points and 4.0 rebounds while leading the team with 46 steals. â€œGrowing up in a tough environment in Chicago, itâ€™s a pleasure to have an opportunity to do something special,â€? said Liggins, who welcomed his first child during the season. â€œThis is another challenge Iâ€™m looking forward to, to have my game evaluated by pro scouts and see how I rank against some of the top players in the world.â€? Calipari encouraged all three players to test their prospects but added he would â€œwould love the opportunity to continue to coach them again next season.â€? The coach told reporters last week the unstable NBA labor situation could throw a wrench into his playersâ€™ plans to leave early. The collective bargaining agreement between the NBA Players Association and the owners expires June 30. If a new deal canâ€™t be reached, thereâ€™s a chance league owners could lock out the players. â€œThe lockout really kind of screws everything up because a lot of kids are pulling their names because what if the lockout goes the whole year?â€? Calipari said. â€œWhat kind of mistake did you make?â€? The announcement comes one day after freshman guard Doron Lamb said he would return next fall. Lamb pointed to the Final Four loss and another talented freshman class next season as the main reasons for his decision. Lambâ€™s return guarantees at least one high-profile freshman will be back, one more than a year ago when Kentucky lost John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton to the pros after just one season on campus. Hall of Fame coach Bobby Knight criticized Kentucky for promoting the â€œone-and-doneâ€? culture over the weekend but backed off his statements Tuesday. Knight said in a brief statement released by ESPN: â€œMy over-
all point is that â€˜one-and-donesâ€™ are not healthy for college basketball. I should not have made it personal to Kentucky and its players and I apologize.â€? MLB takes over operation of Los Angeles Dodgers NEW YORK (AP) â€” Major League Baseball is taking the extraordinary step of assuming control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team increasingly paralyzed by its ownersâ€™ bitter divorce. Once among baseballâ€™s glamour franchises, the Dodgers have been consumed by infighting since Jamie McCourt filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage in October 2009, one week after her husband fired her as the teamâ€™s chief executive. Frank McCourt accused Jamie of having an affair with her bodyguard-driver and performing poorly at work. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig told Frank McCourt on Wednesday he will appoint a trustee to oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the club. At the same time, Frank McCourt was preparing to sue MLB, a baseball executive familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because McCourt had not made any statements. â€œI have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers and to protect the best interests of the club,â€? Selig said in a statement. A person familiar with Seligâ€™s thinking said the commissioner may choose to force a sale. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because Seligâ€™s statement did not mention that. Baseball officials could not recall another instance in modern times when the commissioner seized control of a team from its owner. Before Tom Hicks sold the Texas Rangers last year, Selig appointed McHale to monitor the Rangers but technically left Hicks in charge of the franchise while McHale worked behind the scenes.
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that werenâ€™t at the FBS level in 2004? Thatâ€™s not something that will make this conference look better, and it wonâ€™t help the competition in the league that much either. Adding a team that has already had success will do that, though, and there are plenty of options. I just hope the Big East does this and doesnâ€™t make the mistake of adding Villanova for football.
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