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Tuesday April 26, 2011
Volume 124, Issue 142
Fall Break proposal vote postponed Faculty Senate cites academics as main issue
The proposal, which included a one-day break in 2012, an election year, and a two-day break in 2013, was delayed because it did not account for conflicts with labbased courses. “We start getting into situations where, because of break By Joel Morales schedules, we’ll have two MonAssociate City Editor days and a Friday and a Tuesday off, but not Wednesdays West Virginia University will and Thursdays,” said Alan not have a Fall Break until at Stolzenberg, WVU’s Executive least 2013 after the Faculty Sen- Committee Chair. “We’re unate delayed the proposal. balancing things.”
The Faculty Senate was also worried about whether freshman and sophomore medical students would have enough time to meet the requirements for their major. Preparation and scheduling labs around these days in a way that makes it fair to all students will be the largest problem the committee will face going forward, Stolzenberg said. “It was poor planning not to have someone with laboratory courses on the committee that came up with the proposal,”
said Robert Griffith, a faculty representative on the Board of Governors. Stolzenberg agreed the committee needs a broader variety of people to come up with a proposal that appreciates the logistical issues the Faculty Senate faces. While a motion passed to approach the deans of each college to receive more opinion on how a Fall Break would be best scheduled, Stolzenberg said he is not sure it will work in a “desirable way.”
“It does get to be a long stretch where people lose focus, but I’m not sure that it’s going to be as much of a relief as people think it’s going to be,” Stolzenberg said. “Going Labor Day to Thanksgiving without a break is a long time, but there are places and jobs where people do that.” University of Maryland is one peer institution that does not have a fall break between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Stolzenberg would like to see WVU have a fall break and encouraged other members
Less than five percent vote in SGA re-election Charles YOUNG CITY EDITOR
Voter turnout for the revote of Student Government Association elections at West Virginia University decrease due to voter confusion and election location changes. Out of 27,697 eligible voters, 1,134 students participated in the revote. An anonymous source said nearly 6,000 students cast their ballots during the original election. Those results were thrown out due to allegations of “mass voter fraud,” necessitating the revote. Megan Callaghan, SGA vice president-elect, said she believed many students were unaware the revote was tak-
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University breaks ground on $8.4 million state-of-the-art rec fields SPORTS WRITER
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BY JOEL MOrales Associate City Editor
West Virginia University’s Student Government Association president and vice president-elect have the task of restoring the image of the organization. Jason Bailey, presidentelect and Megan Callaghan, vice president-elect, led the Fusion Party to the first full ticket sweep since 2005 last Thursday. They will focus on the SGA Constitution, Elections Code, student retention, and the new health and wellness facility for their new term. “We saw throughout this whole entire process that students lost a lot of trust in SGA, so one of our first immediate goals is to restore the integrity of SGA and what we stand for and can do for students,” Bai-
Five new tennis courts will be constructed to go along with four others across the street at Towers.
Two soccer fields One of the fields will be artificial turf. One soccer field can hold two flag football fields. There will also be a walking trail around the
After three decades of anticipation, West Virginia University broke ground on an $8.4 million recreational fields project. The golden shovels that hit the dirt placed outside of the Student Recreation Center on Monday afternoon were accompanied by the collective sighs of relief from current and past student leaders who have wanted an upgrade in facilities for nearly 30 years. University President James P. Clements said these updates “start a whole new chapter” for WVU students, as the project will be the first for student recreation since the Rec Center opened in 2000. “This is a big day – a game-changing day – for our students,” Clements said. “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t have the hap-
ing place. “Students didn’t really know what was going on,” she said. “They didn’t even really know that there was a revote.” Polling locations were offered at various locations around campus on computers monitored by administrators. Erin Blake, special events coordinator for Student Organizations Services, monitored voting in the Mountainlair. “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
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New SGA administration to focus on Election Code, student retention rates
West Virginia University Student Government Association President Chris Lewallen, left, President James P. Clements, center, and Ian Shaw, right, help break ground Monday during a ceremony to mark the beginning of a project for new recreational fields and a walking trail.
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
‘30 YEARS IN THE MAKING’
BY TONY DOBIES
of the senate to look at how peer institutions make similar schedules. “If the students think it’s important and the faculty believe that it’s important then I have no reason to object to it,” said Ken Gray, vice president for Student Affairs. “The key is getting the faculty and the students on board in the same direction.” Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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ley said. Bailey and Callaghan plan to reform the Elections Code, changing how elections are held and asking students their opinions about how the elections should be run. “I think we should hold the elections the way the revote was, in secure locations,” Callaghan said. “I don’t think we should annoy the student body like we did this year ever again.” Following this, Bailey will focus his efforts on improving student retention rates. “Right now, the retention rate is about 58 percent from freshman year up until graduation,” Bailey said. “That’s pretty far behind our peer institutions.” Ohio State University, Penn State University, Rutgers Uni-
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Students learn how to properly pepper spray Jessica Lear Correspondent
Students at West Virginia University were taught how to defend themselves with pepper spray outside the Mountainlair Thursday. Women Against Rape, a student organization dedicated to sexual violence prevention, hosted the demonstration “Mace a Criminal Expertly.” Students were given the opportunity to test their self-defense skills by spraying University police officers with deactivated mace.
“Statistics show that 1 in 4 college-aged women will be sexually assaulted, so I feel like anything you can learn to protect yourself is knowledge that you need to have,” said Samantha Cossick, president of WAR. Students involved in WAR were joined by members of the University Police Department in demonstrating proper techniques. “Pepper spray is very hot and is effective on about 95% of the population,” said Lt. Brian Hoxter. Throughout the demonstra-
tion students sprayed Officer Bobby Maldonado with an inert spray of alcohol and soap. “I’ve been sprayed numerous times (with real mace), it’s the worst pain of your life, worse than any broken bone I’ve ever had,” Maldonado said. Students varied on whether or not they regularly carry pepper spray; they were unanimous about its benefits. “Anyone out there can follow you, and you never know what they’re going to do, so it’s always good to be prepared,” said Victoria Belfiore, a freshman engineering major.
Michelle Taylor, a junior foreign language major, agreed. “I think it’s really important to know how to defend yourself. There are a lot of crazy people out there, so it’s good to know how to protect yourself,” she said. During the demonstration, students discussed safety around Morgantown. “It doesn’t feel unsafe on campus, but sometimes it does downtown at night,” said Kimberly Trentini, a freshman prepolitical science major.
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Michelle Taylor, left, a junior pre-medical major, gets a lesson in proper mace use by Lieutenant Brian Hoxter, center, of the University Police Department.
INSIDE THIS EDITION The West Virginia football team began its final week of spring practice on Monday. ON PAGE 9
BASEBALL WINS TWO The West Virginia baseball team won two out of three games against Seton Hall over the weekend. SPORTS PAGE 9
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Continued from page 1 by illegal actions like the initial vote, Blake said. Jason Bailey, SGA presidentelect, said despite the low poll numbers, the students who did take the time to revote were the ones who cared the most about student government. “Yes, there was a decrease in voter turnout, but you have to think about voter quality over voter quantity,” he said. Bailey said one of the main goals for his administration
would be to devise a new way for students to vote. “We’re going to look at the revote, where votes were cast around campus, as well as votes that were cast in the first election we threw out and look at what’s best for SGA,” he said. “We have to look at what’s more important: more students or students who actually care.” The newly elected students will be inaugurated on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballroom. email@example.com
Pres./VP Total votes
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310 votes 741 votes
Fusion Party Pirate Party
Voter Turnout 27,697 eligible voters
26,563 didn’t vote
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Members of the Fusion party celebrate while the Student Government Association results were read, and learn they were elected.
SGA Election Results Pres./VP
741 1. Bailey/Callaghan 2. Brummage/Harmon 310
Board of Governors 1. Ryan Campione 2. Rashad Bates 3. Benjamin Seebaugh 4. Isabelle Shepherd 5. Zach Redding 6. Matt Boczanowski 7. Allison Rollins 8. Caroline Sprenger 9. Bridgette Boyd 10. George Weaver 11. Nicole Crane 12. Tiffany Pratt 13. Ray Zane 14. Ellis Lambert 15. Taj Rohr
634 614 579 578 574 563 556 550 544 542 533 522 513 504 498
16. Amadou Toure 17. Alex Folio 18. Michael Trumble 19. Alyssa Mariano 20. Dave Small 21. Bryanna DeFazio 22. Lakyn Hose 23. Ariana Sattaripour 24. Julie Lipman 25. Collins Youngblood 26. Jessie Petitt 27. Courtney Bertol 28. Philip Berry 29. Charles Reidpath 30. Mohamed Ali 31. Ryan Mulraney
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Athletic Council 1. Zach Krebs 2. Steve Orlowski 3. Cody Campbell 3. Jarred Zuccari
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Continued from page 1 Lt. Hoxter said the UPD has made it a priority to help students learn how to protect themselves. “There’s always a need for awareness of campus safety because it does happen, and
Continued from page 3 versity-New Brunswick and University of Pittsburgh’s retention rates are all above 88 percent. Bailey said SGA will try to increase these rates by implementing target programs into first year experience courses, which target freshmen and have both academic and social programs. Bailey and Callaghan will also try to boost student involvement in the University including dorm life, club and intramural sports and student organizations. “When students get involved, that’s when they’re going to feel the connection with their fellow peers, and that’s when they’re going to stay at the University,” he said. They are also pushing students to go through exit interviews, which used to be conducted, to find why students decide to leave WVU. Callaghan said they will be focusing her efforts on gathering more student input on the new health and wellness facility. “I want to make sure students are getting everything they need,” she said. Callaghan wants the facility to be a “one-stop shop” where students are not forced to go to different places. She is also advocating for a student-centered urgent care unit. She said most universities spend around $30 to $50 million to build a facility like this. WVU has allotted itself $18.8 milit can happen anywhere,” Hoxter said. “Just because it hasn’t happened yesterday, doesn’t mean it won’t happen tomorrow.” You can get involved with WAR by attending any meetings or activities or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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lion so far. Callaghan said WVU needs closer to $30 million. “One thing President Clements said many times during his speech at the club sports facility ground-breaking was that he told everybody they were going to do this once, so let’s do it right. I think that’s the way we feel about this facility,” Bailey said. With the entire administration elected from the Fusion Party, Bailey said SGA will be able to accomplish many things. “They will use their relationships with each other to further not only their goals and objectives, but those of each other also,” Bailey said. Normally, having no opposition on the board would be a problem, Bailey said. Fusion’s ticket is organized in a way that has a variety of student opinions. “There are disagreements within our ticket. There are people who have different views of different people in our ticket,” Bailey said. “That’s why we did it the way we did. We didn’t want to put a ticket together with 17 people who think the same way we do, because that’s not representative of the student body.”
piest students in the country.” The project, which will update and develop fields at three different areas in Morgantown, was approved in September by the WVU Board of Governors to help revitalize health and wellness on campus. It is widely considered one of the more student-centered decisions in the University’s history. The University will break ground on time for these new facilities. They are expected to be completed by Fall 2012, which is quicker than was originally planned because of a new timetable put in by Clements. “He encouraged us last year to pick up the pace,” said Ken Gray, WVU vice president for Student Affairs. “We’ve been pretty aggressive, and I think it’s perfect. There’s no reason to wait, because it’s needed.” For years, students have complained about the lack of space for club, intramural and recreational sporting events and the dilapidated quality of the current facilities. When Clements was hired in 2009, he made it a priority to improve recreational sports facilities in addition to a new student wellness facility. After pledging $1.5 million for updated facilities, the University went even further with a comprehensive $23 million plan for updates of recreational facilities and a new student wellness facility. “You are going to be able to come here and train like a varsity athlete in just about any sport,” said Ian Shaw, WVU Club Sports Federation president and boxing team mem-
Continued from page 1 have a one day break in October in addition to the eight day Thanksgiving break, coinciding with deer hunting season. University of Pittsburgh has
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ber. “It’s more than what we hoped for.” Student Government Association President Chris Lewallen said the artificial turf field, tennis courts and walking track across from Towers on the Evansdale campus will be finished for the start of the fall semester. The grass soccer field will need extra time to be worked on and will likely be ready in Spring 2012, Gray said. Once those fields are completed, work will begin on resurfacing and moving lights in the middle of the flag football fields at the Medical Center location. These fields should be open in Spring 2012, Gray said. Mylan Park will begin construction of a new turf rugby field and a lighted baseball and softball field soon and those should be completed by the fall, as well, Shaw said. Park President and former WVU Chief of Staff Craig Walker thanked Clements and the current administration for focusing on recreational sports, which became a major priority in his time with the University under former President Michael S. Garrison. “We’re very excited to have club sports and the University and Mylan Park,” Walker said. “We look forward to WVU students becoming part of our family.” Shaw said a plan is being developed to have a bus run from campus to Mylan Park for those students who are unable to drive to the facility, which is about six miles from the Mountainlair. Those fields will be funded by WVU and will be used predominately by students. Gray said any use by the public of a one day Fall Break in October. Pennsylvania State University, like WVU has no Fall Break, but has a week for Thanksgiving. “The week off for thanksgiving is not so much that it is Thanksgiving as it is that it’s hunting season,” Stolzenberg said. “The break is making a
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President James Clements comments on the weather before giving his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony. those fields will not interfere with the University’s use. “Our partnership with Mylan Park is so unique, because it’s a reclaimed coal mine and we have a rich coal heritage here in West Virginia,” Lewallen said. “It’s exciting for all of us.” Those who spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony made an effort to recognize the efforts put forth by SGA on this issue. Clements first heard of the lack of recreational space from 2008-09 SGA President Jason Parsons, and the effort was continued by 2009-10 SGA President Jason Zuccari and Vice President Whitney Rae Peters. The finalized plans were developed and announced under Lewallen’s leadership. “We’ve had great student leaders here,” Clements said. “They do make a difference, and this proves it.” Back email@example.com
virtue out of a necessity because people were taking off and left, especially the staff. The public schools do that because they don’t have enough people to operate the buses on Monday and Tuesday of hunting season.”
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WVU students must see the good of SGA Now that the West Virginia University Student Government Association elections are over, it is time for the new administration to raise confidence and trust between the student body and SGA; and President Jason Bailey and Vice President Megan Callaghan are aiming to do just that. In a recent statement, both agreed the first action that must be taken is to enact SGA election reform. “The elections should be done the same way as the revote – at secure polling sta-
tions,” Bailey said. “It should not be the quantity of the vote, but the quality.” Students should acknowledge SGA as a place to resonate their concerns about University issues. But after the recent election tarnished the image of SGA, Bailey and Callaghan will have to work hard for many students to realize its potential. SGA has achieved plenty throughout the years; which many students overlook. Substantial additions to the University have been pushed
by past SGA administrations, such as the Mountainlair, FallFest and the upcoming Club Sports Facility. SGA governors have also pushed for more protection of tenant rights in the West Virginia State Legislature. The first bill pushed required Morgantown to have a voter referendum on issues such as the tax structure and the price towing companies can charge. The second required landlords in the state to return security deposits within 30
days with an itemized list of deductions. Many students do not realize the hard work and dedication put forth by members of SGA. Bailey and Callaghan are very eager for the next year. Most of the excitement comes from the straight ticket victory of the Fusion Party. According to Callaghan, an extensive interviewing process was held to decide who would be on the ticket; making sure those on the Fusion Party ticket would be competent and
would represent multiple aspects of the student body. Callaghan went further to say the relationships within the party are very strong, and because of that, there will be great things to come in the future for SGA. Even though the recent election was a disgrace, we must put it behind us. Much good can come from a group of concerned and dedicated individuals, which is what SGA is about.
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College graduates face hard work and tough choices tomas engle columnist
As the Class of 2011 graduates from college and joins the ranks of millions of other Americans desperate for work, there are several things to keep in mind for these latest members of the Austerity Generation. The term, which implies a severe reduction in the standards of living affecting a generation of people, was last widely used during the Great Depression. The often bare and meager existence many young Americans suffered under during the 1930s shaped them and the “stability-at-allcosts” society they would later build in the 1950s. While the situation currently is nowhere near as dire as it was in the 1930s, the collapse of the job sector, home foreclosures and creeping inflation of basic necessities are throwing many in their 20s for a loop. Promised freedom, prosperity and security as children by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior and Bill Clinton, many of us have now grown jaded and cynical as young adults when these false promises unraveled under Presidents George Bush Junior and Barack Obama. The post-9/11 easy credit bubble fueled our fantasies of a bigger home, a newer car and a stable middle-class career, while simultaneously popping them as the scheme came undone in 2008. We have stability now, but in the guise of the same nonimproving numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in unemployment and inflation we have had for over a year now. With several more bubbles – college tuition, government bonds and even the American dollar itself – to come down the pike, the time to wait for change has passed us. To borrow a phrase from Mahatma Gandhi, “we must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Many current and former West Virginia University students are adapting to the changing situation instead of
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Students eagerly wait during graduation ceremonies. letting it change them. Chris Liddle was formerly one of the Class of 2011 at WVU, but in a situation becoming more and more common, has had to delay graduation and transfer back home to a local college because of financial difficulties. A former journalism student at WVU, Liddle transferred last year to Delaware County Community College near his home of Downingtown, Pennsylvania when faced with mounting student debt. A year into the change, with his sights now set on transferring to Temple Uni-
versity as a Political Science major, Liddle’s demeanor is upbeat and positive. Despite having to work three part-time jobs while going to community college in the year he was originally supposed to graduate from WVU, Liddle claims to have hit upon “The New American Dream.” Liddle declared the new code for the Austerity Generation would be both simple and hard to follow. “First off, find a job that pays enough so that you can save at least a little, if not more. Doesn’t have to be a job you necessarily want. Just has to pay the bills and, pref-
erably, pay off your college loans quickly. Secondly, live as cheaply as possible. Don’t do anything stupid like have kids early or get sucked into BS status purchases. ” he said. Liddle maintained that although times would be tough for many in our generation, others had found ways before and opportunities will be everywhere. “Always remember: it’s a jungle out there, but there’s a ton of cash floating around for the person that’s willing to work the hardest. Get that money, but don’t buy into the BS. You’re not a company
man, and anybody who is is a fool. ,” Liddle said. A lot of the “status symbols” may not be as flashy as you imagine. Liddle considers buying a home “for suckers unless it is your goal to live in it for the next 30 years.” As housing numbers continue to slump, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, many homeowners are defaulting on their homes – Liddle’s cautious advice rings true. As an extension of this, many people of our generation – graduated or not – will have to face the possibility of
moving back in with their parents. While not mentioned directly by Liddle, living on your own is the archetypal status symbol many will have to forgo in order to attain financial freedom in the future. Mocked within our own culture as a bastion for nerds and recluses, but embraced by previous and current immigrants, living with family will be the first of many necessary bitter pills to swallow. Accepting the unknown, unfamiliar and enduring a lot of hard work will be the path to success for all graduates into this brave new world.
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Regardless of who wins next year’s presidential election, the majority of Americans eligible to vote will not vote for the winning candidate. Given the intensity of public discourse and the enormous impact the executive branch, low levels of involvement cannot be said to stem from apathy or lack of an incentive. Yet every election cycle Americans fail to turn up at the polls, allowing for increased centralization of political power among incum-
bents and the interests that support them. An electoral process in which so many do not participate is a weakened form of democracy. While voting is accessible to almost all, in reality, higherincome Americans are betterrepresented than our poorer countrymen and women at the polls. According to exit polls taken by CNN after the 2008 elections, people making over $150,000 a year represented 8.3 percent of the country’s population but 12 percent of the voting population. By contrast, those making under $15,000 a year made up 13 percent of the population but merely 6 percent of voters.
This disparity has logistical causes. Though poorer Americans have as much at stake (in the form of federal assistance), they are less likely to vote because of challenges such as taking time off from work and finding affordable transportation on Election Day. While some would like to increase voter turnout by implementing a system of compulsory suffrage, similar to the one currently in place in Australia, I believe practice infringes on Americans’ rights to express their disapproval of the political process through nonparticipation. Instead, an effective way to increase civic participation (an integral aspect of any
government calling itself a democracy) would simply be to make Election Day a national holiday. Making Election Day a national holiday would underscore the importance our society attributes to voting, reminding all the purpose of the day is to focus on choosing who should represent their values in government. In addition, we need universal Election Day registration to enable more citizens to exercise their voting rights. If the addition of another holiday to the federal calendar worries some about another loss of productivity, Election Day could be moved to the second Tuesday of November and be combined with Veter-
ans Day. This day might then emphasize the importance of civic involvement while honoring those who have fought to protect our right to it. Our current system encourages politicians to create legislation based on self-preservation, not equity. Thus, it is no surprise moneyed interests are best represented in the halls of government. Increasing the accessibility of voting would diversify the contingencies responsible for politicians’ successful elections. A larger electorate would force politicians to govern with interests more representative of those they represent at heart, instead of being governed by the vested interests
of a cadre of power-wielders determined to protect the status quo. Though the wealthy will always exercise undue influence in our electoral process through unlimited campaign donations now equated with “First Amendment free speech,” making Election Day a national holiday would increase popular participation. As the results of New York University’s student elections come in and Republicans begin to announce their presidential bids, let’s think of how we can strengthen grassroots democracy. This reform would help Americans realize the egalitarian principles codified in our founding documents.
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Librarians say farewell at final concert by alex mcpherson a&e writer
“This doesn’t happen everywhere. We love you guys.” These were Ryan Hizer’s parting words before Librarians ended its last show ever with the same song that ended its first show ever – “Discoreography.” For seven years, Librarians have graced Morgantown with its psychedelic sounds and tenacious tunes, but last Friday at 123 Pleasant Street, the band performed its final piece in a farewell show for the ages. The absence of college students due to Easter weekend didn’t hurt the group, as the venue was sold out with their friends and what have become their family. Supported by local friends FOX Japan, 123 was abuzz with excitement for the evening. FOX Japan opened the evening with energy, although its set left listeners with mixed feelings. Aaron Routzhan, senior chemistry major, was one of the more perplexed patrons. “I though that FOX Japan had solid instrumental work, though the vocals weren’t leveled into the mix that well,” Routzhan said. Lindsey DeBolt, a junior
Spanish major, had a different opinion. “I had really wanted to see FOX Japan play since my friend knew the guys in the band. We thought it would be fun,” DeBolt said. “They were great to watch, and they were really fun and energetic.” With energy running high, the crowd was more than ready for Librarians, and the night exploded as they took the stage. Jacob Peirce, a sophomore television journalism major, had seen the band once before and knew it was his duty to make it down before their final bow. “I came to see the Librarians because it was their last show and they are one of the more notable local acts,” Peirce said. “They were the band everyone suggested to me when I first got up here.” During the act, Librarians delivered a high quality performance, playing all of the old favorites fans were dying to hear. Halfway through the set, audience members took to moshing and crowd surfing to feed the energy Librarians was doling out. Sharing swigs from a Jim Beam bottle, Librarians were cool and comfortable, as each
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The Librarians pose during a photoshoot for its final performance as a band. song brought it closer to its inevitable end. Several friends from Big Ass Manatee joined the group for various songs, as did previous member Matt Pryor, who sat in on the entire performance after making his way from Columbus, Ohio. In all, the performance
lasted a whopping two hours as Librarians played into the wee hours of the morning. Though drained and content, the audience was left hoping for a future show that would never come, as the band members are spreading their wings and all moving from Morgantown in the
coming months. “It’s always a shame when bands break up, but to each their own, and I wish them all the best with future endeavors,” DeBolt said. The sentiment seemed universal, as fans were disappointed to see their friends go, but left with hope for days
to come. “It’s sad that they’re splitting up,” Peirce said. “Hopefully a reunion isn’t out of the question for the not-too-distant future.” You will be missed, Librarians. email@example.com
WVU law professor urges ‘Good Enough is the New Perfect’ by mackenzie mays a&e editor
Hollee Schwartz Temple, professor and director of Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing at the West Virginia University College of Law, recently published “Good Enough is the New Perfect,” a book dedicated to “Finding happiness and success in modern motherhood.” Temple and co-author Becky Beaupre Gillespie, an awardwinning journalist, conducted a 900-woman survey of mothers across the country and personally interviewed 100 working moms to get an accurate study of what it’s like to balance a career and parenthood. “Our goal in writing this book was to provide inspiration to moms who are struggling to juggle their careers and families,” Temple said. She also said she and Gillespie worked hard to provide readers
Hollee Schwartz Temple’s new book focuses on modern motherhood.
with a thorough, well researched study on the topic. The authors followed a group of mothers mentioned throughout the book, chosen upon diverse aspects such as geography, race and profession. “We wanted to be very journalistic. It’s all research driven and very dependent on the
moms we interviewed,” Temple said. “So it’s not just ‘Here’s what we discovered.’ It’s ‘Here’s what we’ve collected, analyzed and learned from these women, and this is how they feel about succeeding in their work-life balance.’” As a hard-working mother of two, Temple said she learned a lot about balancing motherhood and her career from the research she conducted. “Our most surprising result was that unrelenting perfectionism was the women’s biggest roadblock when it came to juggling these priorities,” Temple said. This “unrelenting perfectionism” is something Temple believes that not only mothers struggle with – but college students in particular can understand. “College students experience the same struggles and pressures that are recognized in our book.
As a culture, we’re accustomed to pressuring ourselves, and that’s not healthy. It’s not leading to happiness,” Temple said. She went on to say she wants young people to understand that success doesn’t necessarily equal happiness. “One of the most important lessons you can learn from this book is that in order to be happy, you have to live by your own priorities,” Temple said. “You have to look inside yourself and craft
a life that meets those priorities. Professional success doesn’t always lead to real happiness.” Though Temple realizes the benefits of working hard toward your own professional goals, she said writing the book has made her realize it has its drawbacks. “Being competitive and driven can get you a lot of places, but it can also be a negative – and that’s what we found,” Temple said. “These women had been pushing themselves so hard pro-
fessionally that when they tried to apply that same standard to motherhood, they really hit a wall.” WV LIVING magazine will host a launch party open to the public for “Good Enough is the New Perfect” at the Seneca Center May 5 at 6:30 p.m. The book is currently available on www.Amazon.com for $10.33. firstname.lastname@example.org
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honors class members of the puppetry degree program, will be held at the Honors Dorm today from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
April 26 TELETECH will have a recruiters table in the Mountainlair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Every Tuesday MOUNTAINEERS FOR CHRIST, a student Christian organization, hosts free supper and Bible study at its Christian Student Center. Supper is at 8:15 p.m., and Bible study begins at 9 p.m. All students are welcome. For more information, call 304-599-6151 or visit www.mountaineersforchrist.org. WVU SWING DANCE CLUB meets at 7:45 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. No partner needed. Advanced and beginners are welcome. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. SIERRA STUDENT COALITION meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. The group is a grassroots environmental organization striving for tangible change in our campus and community. For more information, contact Kayla at kmedina2@mix. wvu.edu. FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE meets in the Women’s Studies Lounge of Eiesland Hall at 6 p.m. For more information, email rsnyder9@mix. wvu.edu. ECUMENICAL BIBLE STUDY AND CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING is held at 7 p.m. at the Potters Cellar of Newman Hall. All are welcome. For more information, call 304-288-0817 or 304-879-5752. MCM is hosted at 7:37 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Center at 293 Willey St. All are welcome. BCM meets at 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on High Street. THE CARRUTH CENTER offers a grief support group for students struggling from a significant personal loss from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Student Services Building. AMIZADE has representatives in the common area of the Mountainlair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions for those interested in studying abroad. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE meets from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanski@yahoo. com. THE CONDOM CARAVAN, a project of WELLWVU Wellness and Health Promotion, will be in the Mountainlair from noon to 2 p.m. The Caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. PI SIGMA SIGMA PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES HONORARY meets at 5:15 p.m. at Woodburn Hall. BRING YOUR OWN BIBLE study and pizza Night is at 6 p.m. at Newman Hall. AMNEST Y INTERNATIONAL WVU Chapter meets at 7 p.m. in
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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 304-2932311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/ medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-7664442 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 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is available on the first Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available in 20 minutes and are confidential. To make an appointment, call 304-293-4117. For more information, visit www.caritashouse.net. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304983-2823, ext. 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or email email@example.com.
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LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two inservice trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304296-3400 or email MCLV2@comcast.net. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an allvolunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to www.m-snap.org. THE CONDOM CARAVAN will be in Room G304 of the Health Sciences Center on Mondays and the Mountainlair on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, email Daniel at ivcfwvu@yahoo. com or visit the IVCF website at www.wvuiv.org.edu. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@mail. wvu.edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. Mpowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. THE MORGANTOWN FUN FACTORY, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers to work at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia. For more information, go to www.thefunfactory.org or email CDMofWV@gmail.com. CHRISTIAN HELP, a nonprofit that offers free resources to the less fortunate, is in need of volunteers to assist with its programs. For more information, call 304-296-0221. CO M M U N I T Y N E WCO M E R S CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, email morgantownnewcomers.com.
HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you make waves, as you are able to lead and manifest. This combo of talent might be a far bigger asset than you realize, especially within your community and business circle. Others respect your organization and drive more and more. Networking becomes unusually successful, especially during the summer. You also will enter a new luck and life cycle. Others who don’t know you sense an innate power. Your charisma emerges. If you are single, after May you will have many choices to make. Don’t lose sight of the ultimate goal. If you are attached, you and your sweetie need to use spring 2011 for more private time together. Summer could mark a period of great happiness in your relationship, if you so choose. PISCES likes you and makes an excellent friend.
tachment comes success. Walk in another person’s shoes. A friend is full of exciting ideas. Listen! Tonight: Join a friend after work.
another’s opinions before you even listen to them. Avoid being on center stage. Your positive attitude attracts many at the workplace. Tonight: Where the action is.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Investigate new possibilities as seen through your eyes. Also brainstorm with key associates. The path you choose could be quite off the beaten track. You might hesitate for a little while. Go for it. Tonight: Detach and relax. Try music, exercise or TV as a vehicle.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Listen to your inner voice. Conversations are active yet pique an unusual amount of interest. Use your people skills -- not to manipulate, but to help someone relax and open up. Question a random idea, even if it comes from you! Tonight: Count on making it early.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Defer to others and take the pressure off of yourself. Although you like to be on center stage, sometimes letting others develop their strengths and at the same time identify with one of your many roles could be very important. Tonight: Accept an invitation.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HH Be aware of what you have to offer. Don’t sell yourself short. Modesty is one thing; insecurity is another issue. Sometimes insecurity seeps in. Be aware of those moments. Tonight: Hold off on a conversation until you are comfortable.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Use today to forge ahead on a key plan or idea. You know when enough is enough. Say so instead of thinking those thoughts. The other people involved are not mind readers and need to know. Tonight: Make it a point to get extra rest.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH You could be trying to make a difference at work. The problem might be that others don’t see you in this role. They might think you are trying to make a good impression or manipulate a situation. Tonight: Off for some exercise.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You are on top of your game. Listen to what is being shared within your immediate circle before deciding which way to go. An adviser who might not be evident to many people gives you important feedback. Tonight: A must happening, which could become a fun event.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHHH You might want to revise some of your ideas once a partner or friend presents the other side. Not getting caught up in your ego could be very important here. Others appreciate candor as opposed to grandiose statements and bravado. Tonight: Stop bragging.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Keep your eye on the big picture rather than focus on your concerns. With de-
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Realize what has happened in a personal or domestic situation. You cannot color
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH You are on prime-time TV. Your words strike many as accurate and generous. You know when to call a halt to someone’s pitch. You have no tolerance for ridiculous or worthless conversations, even if you try. Tonight: Listen to what is going on. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Reach out for someone whose wisdom you respect. This person’s knowledge will point you down the appropriate path professionally. You also can be secure in the knowledge that your personal business won’t be tossed everywhere. Tonight: Nap; then you might feel great! BORN TODAY Musician Duane Eddy (1938), singer Bobby Rydell (1942), ornithologist, artist, naturalist John James Audubon (1785)
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Local artist David Bello debuts new album ‘Landlords Dance’ by mackenzie mays A&e editor
After a few years in the making, local artist David Bello has released his new album, “Landlords Dance.” Though this is Bello’s 11th album, it is the only CD listeners will actually have to pay for – a decision the artist made carefully. “I’m a big believer in free art and culture, so this was kind of a tough decision, but it’s working well because people have sent me messages saying they’ve paid $5 or $10 for it just because I’ve been giving my music away for free for as long as I’ve ever been recording,” Bello said. The new album can be found exclusively at http:// davidfbello.bandcamp.com and offers free listening via streaming systems but requires a $3 minimum charge to download. The full version includes a PDF of album artwork by the
musician, a bonus track and lyrics to each track. Bello said he controlled every aspect of the album’s production, crediting friend Sean Gibat with mastering it in the last few months of the process. “I spent a lot more time on this album than my others. I made the entire thing myself, working hard to make the whole thing sound better overall,” Bello said. “I recorded it over the last couple of years in between working on other things music-wise. I wanted this collection of songs to stand out.” Bello came into the Morgantown music scene in 2004, playing open mic nights at venues like 123 Pleasant Street and house parties, and eventually getting booked for his own shows. He credits the local music scene for helping him develop his unique sound. “The local music community here is great. I’m friends
with a lot of people in bands because they’re all great, cool people, alongside the fact we do music together,” Bello said. Though Bello is often labeled as an indie/punk artist, he said his genre is undefined. “Typically I think I fall into a psychedelic indie/rock genre, but I try to just make what I like and not really deal too much with talking about it,” Bello said. He also said though his sound isn’t much reminiscent of punk styles, he derives a lot of influence from the genre. “I don’t really sound like punk music, but I grew up listening to it, and it’s that kind of attitude that gets filtered through when I play live with an acoustic guitar,” Bello said. “It might end up sounding like indie/rock, but it’s just me yelling really loud, honest, sometimes too honest, lyrics over top of simple chords and poppy riffs.” Bello said this energetic stage presence and knack of
honesty are some of the things he takes pride in as a unique artist. “That’s what I would say makes my live show different from other singer/songwriter sets – I like to get really into the songs and express these crazy, sad, silly statements as honestly as possible,” Bello said. While Bello has long-term goals of taking his music to bigger and better venues, right now he’s focused on keeping the relaxed vibe he’s mastered here in Morgantown. “What I really want to do is just make stuff that I think people will like and hang out with the people I like. So, for the time being I’m going to stick around here and record as much music as I can whenever I feel lonely or happy enough to write,” Bello said. To listen to “Landlords Dance,” visit http://davidfbello.bandcamp.com. submitted
David Bello’s album ‘Landlords Dance’ is now available at http://davidfbello.bandcamp.com.
Half Ounce launch party benefits Japan by megan puglisi a&e writer
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Wiz Khalifa performed at the West Virginia University Coliseum with Snoop Dogg in February of 2011.
Khalifa’s ‘Papers’ maintains originality Matt sunday art director
Wiz Khalifa, rap artist who played alongside Snoop Dogg at the Coliseum Feb. 25, recently released his first fulllength album under Atlantic Records, “Rolling Papers.” “Rolling Papers” debuted March 29 and Khalifa’s fans, “Taylor Gang” faithful, bought more than 190,000 copies in the first week, making it the No. 2 album of the week. The album features 14 songs, 10 new, and includes the previously released “On My Level,” “Roll Up,” “No Sleep,” and the Billboard-topping hit, “Black and Yellow.” As a whole, “Rolling Papers” follows the Wiz Khalifa trend with powerful beats and marijuana-infused lyrics. Certain songs do a better job of this than others, however, and the album takes a small hit because of it. Missing, and needed, is a powerful concert-closing song similar to the “This Plane” variety from the previously released album, “Deal or no Deal.” Opening the CD, “When I’m Gone” introduces listeners to the slower, melodic Wiz Khalifa that plays a heavy role in the success of “Rolling Papers.” “No Sleep,” one of the album’s best tracks, is owner of the type of up-tempo beat that Wiz Khalifa fans are accustomed to. While the album doesn’t have a lyrically superior track like “Ink My Whole Body,” beats like that of “No Sleep” make up for it. While “No Sleep” is a contender, the most diverse track on the album, “Fly Solo,” is the best listen that “Rolling Papers” has to offer. The acoustic track boasts catchy lyrics and instrumentals that should become one of Summer 2011’s anthems. Following “No Sleep” is another of the album’s best, “Get Your S**t.” Wiz Khalifa is famous for rapping about women, but he isn’t known to rap about the kind of relationships that involve commitment. “No Sleep” combines catchy lyrics about moving on from a tour-tested and tour-failed relationship with one of the best beats on the album, and the result is a hit in waiting. All of the tracks on “Rolling Papers” contain redeeming qualities, but recycled lyrics find listeners looking for more from the “Ink My Whole Body” Wiz. Wiz Khalifa relies on dramatic pauses between cliche references of champagne, weed, Twitter and girls a little too heavily on “Top Floor,” and it is the album’s worst song because of it. A catchy refrain and a smooth bridge save the track
from being a disaster, but it is an easy song to skip with “Fly Solo” following the tune. Despite the failures of “Top Floor,” the most skip-able track on the CD would be awarded to “Black and Yellow.” It isn’t the songs fault, though. “Black and Yellow” will go down as one of 2011’s top songs, but it paid the price of overexposure before the album reached shelves. Its placement as the third song on the album will find
listeners pressing their thumb to “next” more often than the track gets a listen. Hard to say about a triple platinum song, but it’s true. Wiz Khalifa’s new album, “Rolling Papers,” incorporates tracks with a variety of musical styles while maintaining the aspects of originality that has made his music one of a kind.
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An estimated 200 people attended the Half Ounce of Life fashion show and launch party at Dragonfly Bar & Grill Wednesday, hosted by Altered Ego Boutique. The show was the debut of local designer Tony Dang’s new clothing line, and was produced by celebrity stylist and owner of Altered Ego Boutique Christina DeAntonis. Half Ounce of Life and Altered Ego teamed together with the River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross to raise money for the tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan. Admission to the event was free, though donations were highly encouraged. The finalized amount of money raised for the cause has yet to be determined, as a portion of each sale through the month of April at Altered Ego Boutique and HalfOunceOfLife.com will generate more money to donate to-
ward the cause, according to DeAntonis. The collection showcased 25 models, while local artists CTA Highflyers and DJ Yemi provided entertainment for the night. “It was an amazing feeling to see the crowd’s reactions to every model that strutted down the runway. The energy of the crowd and models was awesome. It is definitely a feeling that you could not pay for,” Dang said. Though there were issues concerning an overpopulated crowd and safety regulations, DeAntonis said she was pleased with the event’s outcome. “I think the overall show was better than I ever expected. The only challenge that we faced was the Alcoholic Beverage Control and Fire Marshal coming in to shut down the show due to occupancy,” DeAntonis said. “However, we managed to get on the same page with them, and the show went on.” After spending a decade as a stylist in Los Angeles, Calif.
for artists such as Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Nelly and the Jonas Brothers, DeAntonis returned to her hometown of Morgantown with hopes to give back to the community through her work, striving to “Bring Melrose back to Morgantown.” “I think I can definitely say that Morgantown can expect to see more of my designs and fashion shows in the future. I consider Morgantown a very big part of my life and a part of whom I am,” DeAntonis said. “Morgantown is, and always will be a part of Half Ounce of Life Clothing, and I will personally make sure to stay involved in the community and show support through various events in the future.” Dang also urges the community to stay tuned for the big things that are to come in the near future with Half Ounce of Life Clothing, which can be purchased at Altered Ego Boutique and on www.HalfOunceOfLife.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuesday April 26, 2011
Book-to-film adaptations flood 2011 box office by jesse tabit a&e writer
For decades in the film industry, popular novels have become instant blockbusters, and the trend is far from over. With “Water for Elephants” making its transition from novel to big screen last weekend, several other adaptations of popular novels are in the works and soon headed to a cinema near you. “Odd Thomas” Author Dean Koontz’s most lovable character, a frycook who can see dead people, will be making his way to the big screen sometime in 2012. In the California desert town of Pico Mundo, Odd Thomas (Yes, that’s his name.) encounters a man with a link to threatening, dark forces that may endanger many lives. Filming is set to begin this summer, and the title character, Odd, will be played by Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek”). Addison Timlin (“Californication”) will be playing his girlfriend, Stormy, and a few other cast members recently announced include Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Undercovers”) and Patton Oswalt
(“Ratatouille”). Also, Willem Dafoe (“Spiderman”) is rumored to star, and the film will be helmed by Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy”). I am a huge fan of the book, so hopefully its transition to the big screen will be faithful to the novel. “The Hunger Games” Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”) stars as Katniss, a 16-year-old girl residing in a post-apocalyptic world where teens fight to the death. From author Suzanne Collins, the story is set in the ruins of North America where 12 districts outlying the capital Panem are kept in line by sending one boy and one girl to participate in a fight to the death on live TV. The cast also includes Josh Hutcherson (“The Kids Are All Right”) and Liam Hemsworth (“The Last Song”). Oscar nominee Gary Ross (“Seabiscuit”) will be directing the film, which will be released March 23, 2012. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” While it was already excellently adapted for the Swedish cinemas, Stieg Larsson’s international best-seller is due
out later this year with David Fincher (“The Social Network”) behind the camera and Rooney Mara (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”) and Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale”) in the roles of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Look for the adaptation on December 21. “Something Borrowed” The best-seller rom-com from author Emily Griffin finds a spot in this summer’s movie scene with Ginnifer Goodwin (“Big Love”), John Krasinski (“The Office”) and Kate Hudson (“Almost Famous”). When Rachel falls for her fellow law student Dex, Rachel’s best friend Darcy jumps in and steals Dex away. Now, eight years later, Dex and Darcy are engaged, but as the wedding date quickly approaches, unspoken feelings come forward. Though it may appear to be the definition of a chick-flick, Krasinski and director Luke Greenfield (“The Girl Next Door”) may just change that. We’ll see if the best-seller will be worth your time on May 6. email@example.com
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Nintendo announces release of Wii’s successor in 2012 Eminem reunites with NEW YORK (AP) — The successor to Nintendo’s hit Wii console will arrive next year. In disclosing its plans Monday, Nintendo Co. didn’t say what the new system will do. The Japanese company plans to show a playable model of the new console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which runs June 7-9 in Los Angeles. Nintendo has dominated sales of video game consoles and sold 86 million Wiis since launching it in 2006. The Wii caused a splash with its innovative motion-sensing controller. Sports-style games such as baseball and boxing let players move their arms to simulate the pitching of a ball or the throwing of a punch. The Wii setup has been copied and elaborated on by the other major console mak-
ers since then. But the Wii is showing its age. Even when it launched, it was behind the other consoles of the era, Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, in not offering a high-definition image. The modest hardware of the Wii has also meant that while Sony and Microsoft have been able to update their consoles with new capabilities, the Wii has seen only relatively minor updates, such as addition of the optional Wii Fit and the ability to play Netflix movies. Mi c ro s o f t launched its Kinect game-control system last fall. Using a 3D camera, depth sensors and voice-recognition software, it recognizes your face, voice and gestures as you move
fellow Detroit rapper Royce da 5’9” to compile new EP
Nintendo Wii’s predecessor is to release in 2012 around and talk, without requiring you to hold a controller or wear a headset. Sony, meanwhile, began selling a Move controller that is essentially a higher-tech version of the Wii remote. Nintendo said its an-
nual earnings dropped for the second straight year as sales declined. It’s expecting sales to increase again in the fiscal year that just started, thanks to its new handheld 3DS device, which launched last month.
DETROIT (AP) — Eminem and Royce da 5’9” are back recording together more than a decade after the Detroit rappers first joined forces. The pair, who met at a concert in their home city in 1997 and worked together under the name Bad Meets Evil, announced Monday that they’re coming out with an EP of new material in June. One of the songs they recorded in the late 1990s, called “Bad Meets Evil,” appeared on Eminem’s major label debut, “The Slim Shady LP.” According to a news release distributed Monday by Interscope Records, the rappers pursued solo careers after their initial work together and became embroiled in a feud. In the years since, Eminem’s career has reached superstar levels with tens of millions of records sold and Grammy and Academy Award wins. Royce da 5’9” also has seen success, but on a much smaller scale, with three of his albums charting in the R&B/hip-hop category.
The two mended fences, however, following the shooting death of their mutual friend and fellow rapper Proof in 2006. “Royce and I started hanging out again and inevitably that led us back into the studio,” Eminem said in a statement. “At first we were just seeing where it went without any real goal in mind, but the songs started to come together crazy, so here we are.” Royce da 5’9” said he was “excited to see this project come to fruition considering the long lapse in time between when we worked before and now.” The new material will be released June 14 on Shady/ Interscope Records. Mr. Porter, who is a member of Eminem’s rap group D12, was a producer on the EP. Interscope said its title will be unveiled “soon.” And, for the record, Royce da 5’9” is the Bad half of the duo, and Eminem is the Evil.
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WVU TAKES TWO FROM PIRATES Van Zant wins 500th game on Thursday
O-line hurting offense’s progress
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is glad he’s wearing a gold jersey this spring. Otherwise, he’d probably be hurt again. During Friday’s scrimmage alone, Smith was sacked seven times – most of those from defensive ends Bruce Irvin and Julian Miller. And it’s been like that all spring. On one play during Monday’s practice, Smith took a snap from center Joe Madsen and dropped back three steps before being tapped by Irvin in less than two seconds. If the signal caller had been in a contact situation, Irvin would’ve obliterated him just like he did 14 times last season. Some credit should go to WVU’s defensive line. Offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen said Monday that the defense as a whole is far ahead of where his offense is at this point in the spring. He went so far last week to call Irvin an all-American and one of the best pass rushers he’s seen. But even Irvin looks better because of the ease he’s having against this young and undermanned offensive line. West Virginia’s first-team offensive line on Friday was the following: Redshirt freshman Quinton Spain, redshirt sophomore Pat Eger, senior Josh Jenkins, redshirt senior Tyler Rader and Madsen. Two of those players, Jenkins and Madsen, were starters last year. The other three didn’t see the time of day at the position. There is barely a second team put together behind those five players because of injuries. It’s not their fault the likely starting tackles Don Barclay and Jeff Braun had offseason shoulder surgery and have been forced to the sidelines this spring. But, those losses are showing this spring. It would be easy to blame the offensive woes on the quarterbacks. It would be even easier to blame it on the offensive coordinator. That’s simply not the issue, though. Holgorsen said Monday the sacks given up throughout camp were an issue of technique or lack thereof. That’s to be expected with this offensive line and the fact that WVU has some of the best defensive linemen in the Big East Conference. It’s not a product of a lack of progression. Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has done a masterful job of taking the players he has and improving them. A player like Spain, who is 6-foot-5 and 348 pounds, has made significant technical improvement with this hands and feet. But, he isn’t up to matching
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BY BRAD JOYAL SPORTS WRITER
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West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant runs off the field between innings.
For nearly two decades, Greg Van Zant has been at the helm for the West Virginia baseball team. Van Zant replaced the late Dale Ramsburg as head coach in 1995 after Ramsburg passed away. In 1992, Ramsburg declared West Virginia would only play Division I-A teams,
a precedent Van Zant has held onto throughout his tenure. He has witnessed the Mountaineers’ success on a yearly basis and has helped transform WVU into a consistent program. While the memories are plentiful for Van Zant, the head coach was able to reach a milestone this weekend, becoming just the fourth coach in school history to win 500 games. The feat came after the Mountaineers’ 6-3 win over Seton Hall on Thursday night. “It makes you realize how fast time goes by,” Van Zant said. “It seems like just yesterday that it was 1995 and
we were looking to win our first game. “This program has had exceptional baseball players and coaches year after year and it has been an honor being a part of it.” It wasn’t long before the coach would pick up number 501, as West Virginia (24-16) was able to take the rubber match of a three-game series on Saturday, 3-2, following a 5-3 loss on Friday night. Strong pitching from freshman Harrison Musgrave and senior Andy Berry on Thursday and Saturday was enough for the Mountaineers to win their third straight Big East Conference series.
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Scrimmage shows more room for improvement By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer
During the 2010 season, the West Virginia offense worked almost exclusively out of a huddle with the lone exceptions being the two-minute drill and the occasional change of pace series. This season, under the guidance of offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen, things are expected to change quite drastically. In the past, Holgorsen’s offenses have been known to be back over the ball and ready to take the snap with around 30 seconds left on the play clock. During Friday’s scrimmage, as well as practice on Monday morning, the Mountaineers
showcased their up-tempo pace, along with their version of the two-minute drill. “We’ve been talking about how much we need to huddle, but we need to get comfortable at something,” Holgorsen said. “Right now, we’re more comfortable when we don’t huddle and play up-tempo.” Getting comfortable with the up-tempo pace is something Holgorsen thinks is crucial if WVU wants to succeed when the season kicks off against Marshall on Sept. 4. One position that may be the most important to adapt to the new speed is the quarterback, who must keep a close eye on Holgorsen as he relays signals from the sidelines. “The two times we did the two-minute drill, we got things
going a little bit and they seemed to be comfortable with no-huddle,” Holgorsen said of his quarterbacks. “Paul Millard did it in high school, and so did Geno Smith, and I think it’s something they’re comfortable with.” Although the offense did have success in those situations, they continually shot themselves in the foot by being flagged for penalties. Holding calls and illegal motions negated four positive plays by wide receiver Stedman Bailey. “One of the problems we had in the scrimmage on Friday was that we had a hard time getting things going,” Holgorsen said. “We’d get it going a bit, and then we’d go backwards and stall out.
“We have to continue to get to the point where we can get these guys in a rhythm.” Holgorsen stopped short of blaming the referees for the offense’s shortcomings during the scrimmage, instead giving credit to defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel’s unit on the other side of the ball. “A lot of that has to do with our defense being better than we are right now,” Holgorsen said. Casteel took Holgorsen’s compliment, but also acknowledged the defense is far from being game-ready. “We’ll still put a few more wrinkles in off our base, but the main thing is what we’ve been doing all spring – getting better fundamentally,” Casteel said. “Our communication has
gotten progressively better, but we’re still looking at the same things. “We still need to work on tackling and getting on and off blocks.” Once the Mountaineers’ defense does get the fundamentals down and the 3-3-5 defense is fully understood, Casteel expects to begin to see results on the field. “It comes down to being able to block and tackle – those are the things you have to get good at,” Casteel said. “If you play aggressively and run to the ball, you often can cover up a mistake. “Our success or lack of success will really come off of those things.” firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU focusing on two-minute offense in final week of practice West Virginia focused on the two-minute drill Monday in its first practice since its second scrimmage. On a third-and-13 in the firstteam offense’s two-minute drill, quarterback Geno Smith found slot receiver Tyler Urban down the middle of the field for a long gain and what would’ve been a touchdown, if not for the team being without shoulder pads. On the next play, Smith floated a pass over three defenders and found wide receiver J.D. Woods crossing the end zone for a touchdown. On the second team’s only two-minute possession, the offense was unable to attempt a field goal. “Just like everything else we’re doing in practice, there were a couple of things that were all right. There were a lot
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West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith looks for a receiver during practice.
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Despite troubling weather, WVU practices for Big East BY CODY SCHULER
The West Virginia rowing team finally got some time on the water Friday when it raced in an unusual, but satisfying, format against Georgetown and George Washington on the Potomac River. The teams canceled regular-style competition due to the less-than-satisfactory conditions and instead raced four five-minute pieces, allowing each crew a chance to work on separate parts of the typical race format. WVU head coach Jimmy King stressed the value of Friday’s contest for the team’s prospects moving forward. “Had we not had this racing opportunity, three weeks would have passed since the Knecht Cup Regatta and the Big East (Conference championship),” he said. King felt the atypical race format of Friday’s contest actually benefited the team more than if it had raced as expected. “The racing format was much more valuable from a training and racing standpoint, given our recent circumstances,” he said. “Our crews raced many more strokes at race pace than had
we done the planned races.” Additionally, lining up and racing against quality competition proved to be perhaps the most beneficial aspect of the day. “Every stroke was alongside rival crews in Georgetown and George Washington. That’s an environment that cannot be duplicated in an intrasquad scrimmage,” he said. All crews for the Mountaineers, including the varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity eight and second varsity four crews, were able to improve and work out some of the kinks from the extended layoff. King wasn’t worried about actual times or results, but instead grateful for the time on the water and upbeat about moving forward. “As expected, our technique was pretty rough, but if we can get solid water time this week, we should be back to form by the Big East,” he said. The West Virginia rowing team will return to the water and compete on May 1 at the Big East Championships at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. email@example.com
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Tuesday April 26, 2011
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NCAA alleges Tressel lied to hide violations
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a sharply worded rebuke of Ohio State’s Jim Tressel, the NCAA on Monday accused the 10-year coach of withholding information and lying to keep Buckeyes players on the field who had accepted improper benefits from the owner of a tattoo parlor. In a “notice of allegations” sent to the school, the NCAA said Monday that the violations relating to the coach are considered “potential major violations.” Ohio State was not cited for the most serious of institutional breaches since Tressel hid information from his superiors for more than nine months. The university has 90 days to respond to the ruling body of college sports’ request for information before a scheduled date before the NCAA’s committee on infractions on Aug. 12 in Indianapolis. In a 13-page indictment of Tressel’s behavior, the NCAA alleged that Tressel had “permitted football student-athletes to participate in intercollegiate athletics while ineligible.” It also said he “failed to deport himself ... (with) honesty and integrity” and said he was lying when he filled out a compliance form in September, which said he had no knowledge of any NCAA violations by any of his players. Athletic director Gene Smith said he would have “no comments until the case is resolved.” The university issued a statement that the allegations were consistent with what it had already self-reported to the NCAA on March 8. Tressel’s troubles began with an April 2, 2010, email from Columbus lawyer Christopher Cicero. Cicero, a former Ohio State walk-on player, informed Tressel that a federal agency had raided the house of tattoo-shop owner Eddie Rife and discovered a multitude of autographed Ohio State jerseys, cleats, pants and helmets, Big Ten championship rings and the “gold pants” trinkets given to Buckeyes players for beating archrival Michigan.
Tressel responded, “I will get on it ASAP.” Yet he did not notify Smith or Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee, anyone else in the athletic department, the NCAA compliance department, or anyone in the university’s legal department. Instead, he forwarded the email to Jeannette, Pa., businessman Ted Sarniak, a friend and mentor to star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who was subsequently discovered to be one of the players involved with Rife. The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday that Tressel went on to exchange at least 12 emails with Cicero, and also had numerous lengthy telephone conversations with Sarniak over the weeks and months ahead. Tressel still did not tell any of his superiors, anyone at the NCAA or his own compliance or legal departments. In September of 2010, Tressel even signed a mandatory and rather routine Ohio State compliance form which clearly and simply asks if he the coach has knowledge of any NCAA violations. By signing and dating it, he said he did not. The U.S. Attorney contacted Ohio State in December to notify the university that it had come across the memorabilia. That prompted a cursory investigation – Smith conceded to The Associated Press last week that the effort was rushed – that did not turn up the telltale emails between Cicero and Tressel but did uncover the players’ involvement with Rife. After consulting with the NCAA and the Big Ten, Pryor and four other top players were handed five-game suspensions – curiously not including the next game, the Sugar Bowl, but beginning with the first five games of the 2011 season. Tressel was asked at a news conference if the players knew they were doing something wrong. “I suppose that would be something rattling around inside the head of each of them individ-
ually,” he said. “We all have a little sensor within us, ‘Well, I’m not sure if I should be doing this.’” Ex-Texas Rangers pres hired by MLB to run Dodgers NEW YORK (AP) — Former Texas Rangers president J. Thomas Schieffer was hired by Commissioner Bud Selig on Monday to run the Los Angeles Dodgers, less than a week after Major League Baseball took over operation of the franchise from owner Frank McCourt. Schieffer, younger brother of “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer, took over immediately. In seizing control of the franchise, MLB told the Dodgers that any expenditure of $5,000 or more would have to be approved. The 63-year-old Schieffer served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives in the 1970s after being elected at the age of 25. President George W. Bush appointed him ambassador to Australia in 2001, a job held until he became ambassador to Japan from 2005-09. In business, Schieffer managed investments in oil and gas. “Tom is a distinguished public servant who has represented the nation with excellence and has demonstrated extraordinary leadership throughout his career,” Selig said in a statement. “The many years that he spent managing the operations of a successful franchise will benefit the Dodgers and Major League Baseball as a whole.” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the appointment wouldn’t affect his team’s approach. “It has nothing to do with us. It doesn’t change anything about what we do or how we get ready, making pitches, making plays, being in the right spot, playing baseball,” Mattingly said before Los Angeles played at Florida on Monday night. “This is kind of year two of it. The fact MLB came in doesn’t really change anything for us.”
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West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin, middle, participates in a ball security drill in practice on Monday.
Continued from page 9 of things we didn’t do well,” said WVU offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen. “We’re still learning the same things, just in a faster mode. We do a lot of things up-tempo anyway, so it’s not a huge adjustment for the guys. It’s just getting stuff on tape. That helps these guys understand the situations. They need to know when to get out of bounds, when to try to get as many yards as they can and when to speed things up from a communications standpoint.” Injuries begin to mount Running backs Shawne Alston and Ryan Clarke did not practice with the team due to injuries. It is Alston’s third straight practice missed. Clarke has missed two straight. Holgorsen also said wide receiver Ivan McCartney came down with an injury. He was seen working on blocking near the Milan Puskar Stadium tunnel during the last 30 minutes of practice. After practice, inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson told
Continued from page 9 After this weekend’s series, WVU is currently in fourth place in the Big East with a record of 10-5. Musgrave improved to 4-2 on the year after pitching seven innings on Thursday, only allowing two runs on five hits. The freshman left-hander was replaced by classmate Ryan Tezak, who recorded his third save of the season.
McCartney to get treatment so he wouldn’t miss the last two spring practices. Safety Eain Smith and offensive linemen Don Barclay and Jeff Braun, who are out of spring practice due to offseason shoulder surgeries, were running around the field while practice went on, as well. Wide receiver improvement For the second straight week, Holgorsen was asked if Woods had become a more consistent target at wide receiver. The first-year offensive coordinator was quick in responding. “No,” he said firmly. But, Holgorsen said he has been impressed with junior walk-on receiver Ryan Nehlen, who has been one of the more consistent targets this spring. He led all receivers with five catches and 56 yards in Friday’s scrimmage. “I’ve been very happy with him. Ryan’s been doing a real good job. The problem with Ryan is he’s never here – he takes a lot of classes,” Holgorsen said. “He’s only here for about 30 minutes on weekdays, and then we get him on the weekends. He’s been incredibly consistent, one of our more consis-
Berry was equally impressive on Saturday, throwing 8 1/3 innings with two earned runs on six hits. “ Ha r r i s o n , Ma r s h a l l (Thompson) and Andy have given us quality starts the past couple of weeks,” Van Zant said. “It’s not a guarantee that when they pitch we’ll win every game, but they give us the chance to win each time they are on the mound.” Sophomore right fielder Brady Wilson was the team’s star in the field on Thursday, recording eight putouts, in-
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West Virginia wide receiver Willie Milhouse tries to break a tackle during Monday’s practice. tent guys since (wide receiver Brad Starks) got injured.” Holgorsen said he has been impressed with how sophomore receiver Stedman Bailey has transitioned into the outside position since being moved there last week. Holgorsen said Bailey looks more comfortable in that position after taking over for Starks, who suffered a shoulder injury. — Compiled by Tony Dobies
cluding multiple spectacular plays in which he had to dive to catch the ball, both in fair and four territory. Wilson brought his same success to the plate on Saturday, finishing 2-3 with a run scored. “Brady is an exceptional defensive outfielder because of his running speed,” Van Zant said. “He made some tremendous plays on Thursday night that ultimately helped us win the game.” Senior shortstop Grant Buckner proved to be the Mountaineers’ leader at the dish, finishing 4-4 on Thursday with two runs scored and two RBI, along with a home run. Buckner’s timely hitting has given the team’s offense a spark as of late, as he has extended his hitting streak to 17 games. “Grant has been clutch for us the past few weeks,” Van Zant said. “He is a senior leader and a big part of the team, so it has been good to see him get quality at bats.” Back firstname.lastname@example.org
Continued from page 9 Irvin’s speed. Same can be said for much of the younger lineman – but it isn’t anyone’s fault. Still, it’s hard not to see the blatant issues along the line. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying the offensive line will be the downfall of this offense in 2011. When Barclay and Braun return in the fall, it will add two veterans with game experience. That could make all the difference. But, right now, WVU lacks depth and experience on the offensive line, and it is limiting what the Mountaineers are able to do on offense. I’m sure it will be addressed over the summer and in fall camp, so right now, take what you see in Friday’s Gold-Blue Game with a grain of salt. There’s a lot to be done until WVU suits up against Marshall on Sept. 4. Having two starters back and healthy will be a good start. email@example.com
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Tuesday April 26, 2011
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WVU to host Akron Pitching leads WVU against Seton Hall by derek denneny sports writer
Every weekend, the West Virginia baseball team has been able to fare very well against its Big East Conference competition. However, the mid-week matchups against nonconference teams have given head coach Greg Van Zant and his team headaches all season. “We haven’t had much luck during the week,” Van Zant said. “These games don’t mean anything for the conference, but we need to win them.” In fact, the Mountaineers haven’t won a mid-week contest in more a month, when they beat Eastern Michigan, 20-6, on March 22. Since then, WVU has dropped three straight weekday nonconference matchups. The Mountaineers will look to end that slide on Tuesday, when they host Akron at Hawley Field. “Akron’s record is deceiving,” Van Zant said. “They’re a talented team. We can’t assume this a win, this is a team that just lost three games in a row by one run.” According to Van Zant, one key to beating the Zips will be keeping slugger Drew Turocy at bay. Entering Tuesday’s game, Turocy is hitting a team-best
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Carrier continues to shine BY DEREK DENNENY SPORTS WRITER
For the past four weeks, West Virginia senior Chelsea Carrier has taken first place in the 100-meter hurdles. She extended that streak once again this weekend in the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio. “Chelsea, again, had a great weekend,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “She’s been a model of consistency all season.” Not only did the Buckhannon, W.Va., native take first place, she also smashed her school record time in the event, finishing in just 12.97. That mark bested her previous record by 0.07 seconds. Two other Mountaineers followed Carrier’s lead with personal-best finishes. Sophomore Jordan Hamric finished fourth in her 3,000-meter steeplechase debut. Her time of 10:56.31 was enough to qualify for the Big East Conference Championship. Although junior Terina Miller ended the weekend in ninth place in the hammer throw, her toss of 52.16 meters was her best to date. “Our hard work is beginning to show and we are really starting to gel as a group,” Cleary said. “Everyone is starting to step up, and we need to carry this momentum to our next test.” That next test comes this weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. “We’re looking to use all these meets to be running, jumping and throwing our best for the Championship circuit,” Cleary said. firstname.lastname@example.org
.333 with 10 doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI. Although the starting pitcher will be determined at gametime, Van Zant expects whoever takes the hill to keep the Zips off balance. “Our pitchers will have to pound the strike zone to beat these guys,” Van Zant said. “If we walk guys and allow a ton of baserunners, they are going to make us pay.” Van Zant is also looking for his high-powered offense to aid his hurlers with run support. “We need our big bats to show up,” he said, speaking specifically about the hitters at the top of the WVU batting order. For more than 40 games this season, redshirt senior Grant Buckner has led the Mountaineers offensively in almost every category. The shortstop is hitting .349 with six homers and 33 RBI. Buckner is third on the team in doubles, trailing only Justin McDavid (11) and Jeremy Gum (13), and his 33 runs scored are second to Dan DiBartolomeo. “We have a well-rounded team, and this is another opportunity to showcase our skills,” Van Zant said. “A win here gives us momentum for the weekend.” email@example.com
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West Virginia head baseball coach Greg Van Zant has spent 16 seasons at the helm of the Mountaineers, and with now more than 500 career wins to his name, it’s needless to say the veteran coach knows what it takes to win at the collegiate level. Van Zant has said numerous times throughout the season that it usually takes seven runs to win a Division I game. In this past weekend’s three-game series with Seton Hall, WVU (24-16, 10-5 Big East) went for six runs in its game-one victory and could only manage three runs apiece in the final two games of the set, but were still able to take the series 2-1 by way of some stellar outings by the Mountaineer pitching staff. West Virginia took the first game 6-3, earning the win for freshman Harrison Musgrave. The lefty tossed seven innings and allowed just five hits and two earned runs. Musgrave (4-2) struck out six in the contest, improving his team-high strike out count to 41 on the season. Freshman Ryan Tezak picked up his third save in the bout, as he worked two innings of one-hit ball.
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WVU dropped the series’ second game 5-3, as redshirt freshman starter Marshall Thompson was credited with his first loss of the season. Thompson (4-1) allowed just three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched, but gave up eight hits and three walks, which led to a couple Mountaineer fielding errors. Freshman Corey Walter came on for the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on one hit. Senior Andy Berry provided the most dominant outing for WVU over the weekend, as he threw 8 1/3 innings and allowed just two runs. West Virginia needed the dominant performance, as the Mountaineers took the series-clinching game, 3-2. The game marked only the fourth win of West Virginia’s 24 this season to come on a day in which the Mountaineers scored fewer than five runs. “It was a good sign for our team that we can win games when we don’t score seven or eight runs,” Van Zant said of his team’s game-three performance. Berry improved his record to 6-2 with the victory. The senior right-hander’s 3.90 ERA and 67 innings pitched are best amongst the WVU starters.
“You have a chance to win when you put a guy out there like Andy Berry,” Van Zant said. “Our defense did a nice job for him out there and it was just an all around good effort.” Tezak finished off the final two batters of the contest,
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