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Thursday May 2, 2013

Volume 125, Issue 146

SGA appoints 2013-14 executives BY evelyn merithew staff writer

West Virginia University’s Student Government Association held its last meeting of the 2012-13 school year Wednesday. Executives were appointed to various positions. These students will strive to make positive and necessary changes to the campus during the 201314 school year. Among those appointed were Molly Callaghan as Big 12 University liaison,

Samuel Richardson as chief of staff and Dillon Knox as chief financial officer. Dr. David Fryson, WVU’s new chief diversity officer, provided an overview of the diversity department’s planned future implementations. “Over the next few years we want to enhance the diversity we have on this campus,” Fryson said. “West Virginia is portrayed as a state where we have no diversity, but we have been on the forefront of the civil rights movement for many

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West Virginia University alumnus Glenn Isralsky recently landed a new job with the St. Louis Rams. Coincidentally, so did former WVU receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. During last week’s draft, Austin was selected by the Rams eighth overall in the first round. St. Louis later selected Bailey in the third round. That’s when Isralsky began formulating a plan to bring a piece of home to the two star receivers’ home opener this fall. Isralsky said he plans to create a Mountaineer section at the Sept. 8 game to cheer on the receivers in their NFL debut. “We reached out to the alumni group in St. Louis, and it seemed like there was a lot of interest. Then, a few light bulbs went off in my head, and I started making some contacts,” he said. “I know WVU fans travel great lengths, so I saw this as the perfect chance to do it.” For a discounted ticket price, Isralsky said he hopes to create a Mountaineer section in one of the stadiums endzones. A food and beverage deal, along with a possible meet-and-greet with the two players are also in the works, Isralsky said. “The seats will be in one of the end zones in hopes of seeing Tavon’s (Austin) first NFL touchdown from a great van-

AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically diagnose the potential life threatening cardiac arrhythmias in a patient and are able to treat them through defibrillation. Governor Evan McIntyre said the board has a plan in place to install AEDs into the residence halls during the summer. President Ryan Campione announced that the WVU Institute of Technology’s SGA, located in Montgomery, W.Va., will initi-

ate a bimonthly meeting with the Morgantown SGA through Google. “There are a lot of issues shared between both campuses and a lot of policy concerns with lighting and parking,” Campione said. Three representatives from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars received a grant from the board for the Leadership Summit Convention. WVU NSCS had more than 300 student members in 2012. The grant will help give the organization’s board

members the opportunity to enhance their skills as leaders. Vice Chair John Williams said he is looking forward to a summer filled with hard work from every board member. “I think the last meeting went really well – it’ll be a good summer filled with people working hard on their platforms,” Williams said. “I cant wait to see where we stand come August.”


Alumnus to bring WVU fans to STL By Carlee Lammers

years.” Fryson also said in an announcement that the Office of Social Justice will now be called Division of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. In the future, Fryson and his team want to create a potential office space for SGA. Glenda Hollingsworth, representative from the local American Red Cross leadership team, spoke to the board about potential Automated External Defibrillators being put in all WVU dormitories.

tage point,” he said. “One other thing that we are trying to do, if we do end up getting, say 100 or 200 people, we’re going to try and have Stedman (Bailey) and Tavon (Austin) come out after the first game. I’m sure the fans will apreciate it, and likewise, I’m sure Tavon (Austin) and Stedman (Bailey) will love seeing a bunch of Mountaineers going nuts in the stadium.” Isralsky said as an account executive for the Rams, he was thrilled to see players from his alma mater join the Rams family. He also said he hopes Mountaineer fans nationwide will join in his enthusiasm and come to support the two. “I know every time a Mountaineer goes to the pros, people are always watching them and following them. It’d be even greater to do so in person,” he said. “A light bulb just went off, and I told myself ‘Let’s get the Mountaineers out here.’” Isralsky said ticket pricing and other details will be made available later this week. For more information or to join the Mountaineer section in St. Louis, contact Isralsky by calling 314-425-0527 or by email at GIsralsky@ The St. Louis Rams will take on the Arizona Cardinals Sept. 8 at 4:25 p.m.

Volunteers shovel gravel at The Shack as part of The United Way’s Day of Caring.


United Way sends volunteers into community to make a difference By Summer Ratcliff City Editor

United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties hosted its 22nd annual Day of Caring Wednesday with volunteers working at three locations across the region. The Shack Neighborhood House, Christian Help and Mountaineers Boys & Girls Club, all offered volunteer tasks for those interested in lending a helping hand. Denny Poluga, Executive Director of Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club, said he hosted more than twenty volunteers for the Day of Caring. “We are moving to a new location; the volunteers here today are loading the furniture into the

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Volunteers paint flower beds for The Shack during the Day of Caring.

Lego challenge promotes Habitat for Humanity BY Kaity Wilson Staff Writer


Freshman nutrition student Alex Haugen wins the Build and Play competition.

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The Barnes & Noble West Virginia University Bookstore hosted a Build and Play challenge Wednesday afternoon in which students were able to compete for prizes while playing with Legos. The goal of the Build and Play challenge was to raise awareness for Habitat for Humanity, an organization sponsored by Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble store manager David Lang said the event was simply a fun way to raise awareness about all Habitat for Humanity does within the Morgantown community. “We just wanted to call attention to what (Habi-

tat for Humanity) does,” Lang said. “We thought that building houses was a good idea, because that’s what Habitat does.” Teams of up to three students were given one hour to build a model of a dream house out of only the Legos provided to them by the cafe. In total, five teams competed. At the end of the hour, judges examined each house and chose the winners. Anthony Braxton, a freshman philosophy student, won runner-up for his modern house design. Braxton’s house included many imaginative features including a plunger, an outdoor patio and grill and a Mountaineer statue.

“I’m kind of disappointed that I came in second, but overall it was a really fun time. My building was very modern yet humble and emphasized a lot of tributes to WVU,” Braxton said. As runner-up Braxton was awarded a week’s worth of free coffee from the Bookstore cafe. The first-place team, Brian Falls and Alex Haugen, said that although they had been recruited for the challenge only five minutes ahead of time, it was well worth their time. “We figured that even if we don’t win, we still get to play with Legos for an hour,” Haugen said. “We had a blast,” Falls said.

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As the first-place team, Haugen and Falls were each awarded a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. According to Lang, Barnes & Noble has given more than $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity nationally. While the Build and Play challenge was not designed to collect monetary donations, it succeeded in raising awareness for a very important organization. Habitat for Humanity of Monongalia County has helped provide housing for more than 175 people since its establishment in 1990. For more information, visit

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COVERAGE 2013-14 Executive Positions big 12 university liaison Molly Calaghan

director of diversity

Julius McCall and Carolyn Elise Cowgill

director of sustainability

chief financial officer

director of food & nutrition

director of technologies

chief of staff

director of greek life

director of the arts

city council liaison

director of health & wellness

Dakota Farmer

Cody Mullens

director of transportation

club sports liaison

director for neighborhood associations

Dillon Knox

Meredith Chapman

Justin Fanok and Sara Zuccari

Sam Richardson

Hannah Force

county affairs liaison Evan Dove

Lucas Hilsbos Earl Hewitt

Josh Bryant-Gainer

director of academics Kartik Motwani

Jeremy Dole

Jessica Harris

Tommy Casto

director of off-campus housing

creative director

Brian Bellew

director of recruitment & retention

elections chair Josh Harrison

executive secretary Syed Akhtar

graduate student liaison Stephen Orlowski

historian Kristy Ross

Hunter Toothman

director of academics abroad director of Residential affairs international student liaison Cody White

Brice Nsongue

Molly Calaghan

director of alumni relations director of s.t.e.m. development Chelsea Malone

Nathan Tehrani

director of athletics

director of safety Roger Jefferys

Jonathan Riseberg

director of communications director of student connections Bryan Bumgardner

Sarah Gottshall

director of community service

director of student orgs Jerrica Ashley Fox

Taylor Staffileno

director of federal affairs

Continued from page 1 trucks and moving them over to Woodburn School,” Poluga said. “Last Saturday, we also had about 30 WVU students cleaning over at

the new location, getting it ready for us to move over there today.” Poluga said having so many volunteers truly made the move to Woodburn School a much easier transition for the Boys & Girls Club.

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town resident and WVU graduate student, volunteered her services to assist the Boys & Girls Club. “My husband works at the Department of Energy and works with the United Way there, so he got me involved in this,” Watson said. “I served as a United Way liaison previously, so I got a chance to hear everyone tell us what exactly they do in the community. After I learned what all of these different organizations do and the impact they have on the people that live in (Monongalia) and Preston counties, I decided it was important to help and do more.”

Lynn Keener, a volunteer at Christian Help, Inc., said more than 25 people turned out to assist with their backto-school efforts. “Our volunteers are working today, sorting clothes to help us get ready for back to school in the summer months,” Keener said. “We also have a group that is power washing the front of the building and some who are upstairs repainting some walls for us.” Emily Butorac, WVU Healthcare Department of Surgery employee, spent her volunteer time sorting and organizing clothing into boxes at Christian

Help. “I think more people should participate in this annual event,” Butorac said. “Some kids are less fortunate than others, and it’s very important for us to help make their lives a little better by reaching out to volunteer on days like today.” Volunteers also assisted The Shack with landscaping and painting projects. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, visit their website at

Student org to host Know Your Rights event to better law enforcement relations The West Virginia University Students for Sensible Drug Policy will host an event tonight to better educate the student body about how to cooperate with law enforcement officials. The group will host a Know Your Rights event tonight at 8 in the Greenbrier Room of the Mountainlair. The group will show “10 Rules for Dealing with the Police,” a video that gives instructions about what to do

when confronted by law enforcement. At the conclusion of the video, SSDP will conduct a Q&A session to clarify state laws. Kayli Nugent, president of SSDP and a junior public relations student, said it’s important for students to understand their rights when dealing with law enforcement so they do not end up in compromising positions. “ With our school’s party reputation, students need to under-

stand their rights and the police’s limitations,” Nugent said. “Even if you aren’t doing anything illegal, understanding how to best deal with the police will make any encounter less stressful.” Refreshments will be provided for all attendees of the event. For more information about the event or about WVU SSDP, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/ssdp.wvu. —slr

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Around the world, angry workers unite


Bolivia’s President Evo Morales sings his national anthem during the annual May Day march in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday. ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers around the world united in anger during May Day rallies Wednesday — from fury in Europe over austerity measures that have cut wages, reduced benefits and eliminated many jobs altogether, to rage in Asia over relentlessly low pay, the rising cost of living and hideous working conditions that have left hundreds dead in recent months. In protests, strikes and other demonstrations held in cities across the planet, activists lashed out at political and business leaders they allege have ignored workers’ voices or enriched themselves at the expense of laborers. In some places, the demonstrations turned violent, with activists clashing with police. Many nations have been struggling with economic downturns for several years now, and workplace disasters in developing countries are nothing new, but the intensity of some of Wednesday’s gatherings suggested workers’ frustrations have grown especially acute, with many demanding immediate action to address their concerns. The anger was painfully evident in Bangladesh, where the collapse last week of an illegally built eight-story facility housing multiple garment factories killed more than 400 in a Dhaka suburb. The building collapse followed a garment factory fire in November that killed 112 people in the country, and it has increased the pressure on the global garment industry to improve working conditions. A loud procession of thousands of workers wound through central Dhaka on Wednesday. Many waved the national flag and demanded the death penalty for the now-detained owner of the doomed building. From a loudspeaker on the back of a truck, a participant spoke for the throngs gathered: “My brother has died. My sister has died. Their blood will not be valueless.” The Bangladesh tragedy

drew a denunciation from Pope Francis during a private Mass at the Vatican. He blasted what he called the “slave” wages of those who died, many of whom were being buried Wednesday as other bodies were still being pulled from the rubble. Francis criticized the focus on “balance books” and personal profit that he said are tied to the failure to pay workers fair wages. In Greece and Spain, increasing numbers of people are losing their jobs as governments grappling with a debt crisis have been cutting spending, raising taxes and pursuing other stinging austerity measures. Both countries have unemployment rates hovering just above 27 percent. Unions in Greece held a May Day strike that brought ferry and train services to a halt, and organized peaceful protest marches through central Athens. The country, which nearly went bankrupt in 2010, is now in its sixth year of a deep recession and is dependent on international bailout loans. While the austerity drive has succeeded in reducing high budget deficits, it has been at a huge cost: under the terms of its latest loan disbursement, Athens has agreed to sack about 15,000 civil servants through 2014. “We are here to send a message to ... those in power in Europe, that we will continue our struggle against unfair, open-ended policies that are destroying millions of jobs on a national and European level,” said Kostas Tsikrikas, leader of Greek public sector labor union ADEDY. More than 100,000 Spaniards infuriated by austerity measures and economic recession took to the streets of some 80 cities in trade union-organized rallies Wednesday, with the largest protests in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao. Under banners reading “Fight for your rights,” union leaders Ignacio Fernandez Toxo of Workers Commissions and Candido Mendez of the General Workers

Union called on the government to reverse its austerity drive and urged politicians to agree an all-party economic plan aimed at creating jobs. Francisco Moreno, an unemployed bookkeeper, scoffed at Spanish leaders’ calls on the public to be patient. “You can only be patient if you have savings, money in the bank,” the 47-year-old said. “You can’t be patient if you have no income and kids to feed.” May Day events in Turkey turned violent when some demonstrators, angered at a government ban on a symbolic rally point, hurled stones, gasoline bombs and fireworks at riot police. Security forces used water cannon and tear gas to prevent crowds from accessing Taksim Square, and Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said 22 police officers and at least three passersby were injured. More than 72 demonstrators were arrested. The square is the city’s main hub and is undergoing a major facelift. Authorities banned celebrations at Taksim this year, citing construction safety risks, and partially suspended public transport services to prevent large gatherings there. But trade unions had vowed to mark May Day in Taksim, which has symbolic importance because dozens of protesters were killed there in 1977 when unidentified gunmen opened fire on May Day celebrators. “Taksim is our sacred venue. Open it up to the workers!” demanded Kani Beko, leader of a major labor union confederation. Boos and whistles from protesters forced Danish Prime Minister ThorningSchmidt to halt her May Day speech to thousands at the gathering in Aarhus, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Copenhagen. Some believe that she has been leaning too far to the right to uphold the goals of her leftist Social Democratic Party. As she was walking to her car, a man squirted her with a water pistol. Police

spokesman Carsten Dahl said police had detained the 23-year-old man, but the premier was not injured. Swedish police said seven people were arrested and five were injured as counter-demonstrators tried to interrupt a May Day parade by right-wing extremists in the southern city of Jonkoping. Police spokesman Goran Gunnarsson said 60 others were briefly detained as officers tried to keep the two sides apart. In Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country, tens of thousands of workers rallied for higher pay and other demands. Some also carried banners reading: “Sentence corruptors to death and seize their properties” to protest a proposal for the government to slash fuel subsidies that have kept the country’s pump prices among the cheapest in the region. In the Philippines, an estimated 8,000 workers marched in Manila to also demand better pay and regular jobs instead of contractual work. Some rallied outside the U.S. Embassy, torching a wooden painting stamped with the words “low wages” and “union busting” that depicted Philippine President Benigno Aquino III as a lackey of President Barack Obama. More than 10,000 Taiwanese protested a government plan to cut pension payouts to solve worsening fiscal problems, saying it reflects a government policy to bolster economic growth at the expense of workers’ benefits. Analysts say poor income levels have forced many young Taiwanese to share housing with their parents and delay marriages. And in Cambodia, more than 5,000 garment workers marched in Phnom Penh, demanding better working conditions and a salary increase from $80 to $150 a month. About a half million people work in the country’s $4.6 billion garment industry, which makes brand name clothes for many U.S. and European retailers.

Ireland publishes bill on life-saving abortions DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland unveiled a long-awaited bill Wednesday that lays down new rules governing when life-saving abortions can be performed, a point of potentially lethal confusion for women in a country that outlaws terminations. Prime Minister Enda Kenny, speaking to reporters after his government published the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, said he hoped the coming weeks of debate would not turn bitter. But he warned Catholic conservatives within his own party to back the bill or be expelled. “I do hope that we can bring everybody with us, on an issue that I know is sensitive,” said Kenny, who said his government was seeking only AP “a clarification of rights within Abortion rights protesters holding pictures of Savita Halappanavar as they march existing law.” through central Dublin, demanding that Ireland’s government ensures that aborKenny said the bill would tions can be performed to save a woman’s life.

set a maximum 14-year prison sentence for anyone involved in an illegal abortion, whether doctor or patient. The current law, dating to 1861, sets the maximum penalty at life. Kenny’s government took action following the death of a woman last year from blood poisoning after she was refused a termination because her dying fetus still had a heartbeat. The bill, if passed, would change nothing for the vast majority of an estimated 4,000 Irish women who travel annually for abortions in England, nor the growing number who order miscarriageinducing drugs over the Internet. Anti-abortion activists, including many in Kenny’s own Fine Gael party, protest that the proposed law could become a platform for eventual wider access to abortion.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Sunni head of a committee established to investigate deadly clashes that erupted at a protest camp in Iraq last week said Wednesday that he believes excessive force was used by security forces as they tried to make arrests among anti-government demonstrators. The April 23 clashes in the town of Hawija, about 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of Baghdad, sparked a wave of violence across Iraq that has killed more than 230 people, posing the most serious threat to Iraq’s stability since the last American troops left in December 2011. Sectarian attacks and clashes have been on the upswing in Iraq, raising concerns of a return to the bloody fighting in the last decade that approached a state of civil war. Many from Iraq’s Sunni minority say they are marginalized and discriminated against by the Shiiteled government. Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, a Sunni, was named the head of a ministerial committee set up by Iraq’s prime minister hours after the clashes broke out between government security forces and some of the protesters in Hawija. “We have found that extra and extensive force was used, and it was not needed,” he said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday. Al-Mutlaq has in the past clashed with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whose Shiite-led administration has been the target of more than four months of anti-government demonstrations. AlMutlaq continues to serve in the government, unlike several other senior Sunni officials who resigned in protest or were forced out of office. The Defense Ministry said after the crackdown that 23 people, including three members of the security forces, were killed in the clashes. It said some of the dead included militants tied to al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein’s outlawed Baath Party, and weapons were recovered from the scene. Al-Mutlaq’s office countered that investigators found evidence that 46 people not on the side of security forces, including minors, were killed. Several were shot in the chest or above, he said. Al-Mutlaq said members of the military told investigators that Iraqi troops opened fire after one of their officers was killed. While he did not cast doubt on that account, he suggested that the government’s response was excessive. “In any military, someone has to be responsible,” he said. “To lose one soldier, or one officer, that does not mean that you kill such a huge amount of people,” he added later. Al-Mutlaq stopped short of assigning blame for the killings, saying it would likely be several weeks before his committee makes its full findings public, if at all. The clashes in Hawija erupted four days after a checkpoint run by the police and army near the town came under attack. Militants seized a number of weap-

ons before retreating into a crowd of protesters, according to the Defense Ministry. The Defense Ministry said its forces tried to warn protesters to disperse before moving on the site, and they came under heavy fire as they tried to make arrests. Gen. Mohammed alAskari, a Defense Ministry spokesman, denied that excessive force was used at the Hawija camp. “We gave them three days in order to allow us to search for wanted suspects and weapons, but our request was turned down. When our security forces advanced, they were attacked,” he said when asked for comment Wednesday evening. Authorities reported detaining 75 people and seizing many machine guns, hand grenades, daggers and swords. While the circumstances of what exactly happened at Hawija remain murky, international observers also question how the incident was handled. “This was clearly a major fight in which many people died — not all of them armed,” said a Western diplomat, who was not authorized to speak publicly and agreed to talk only on condition of anonymity. “Bottom line, it looks like excessive force was used and a lot of unarmed people were killed. There were more people killed than there were arms,” the diplomat added in an interview this week. In the wake of the Hawija incident, gunmen have battled security forces in a number of towns, and attackers have detonated bombs in both Sunni and Shiite areas. The violence continued Wednesday. A series of attacks claimed 15 lives. A parked car bomb went off early in the morning in the Shiite-dominated Baghdad suburb of Husseiniya, killing four civilians, police said. Twelve people were wounded. Around noon, another parked car bomb exploded near a group of anti-al-Qaida Sunni fighters near the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad. The pro-government militiamen had gathered outside a military post to receive their salaries. The explosion killed three fighters and one civilian, wounding 15, police said. In the northern city of Mosul, gunmen killed a candidate running in local elections, police said. And in the evening, gunmen in five pickup trucks attacked Tarmiyah police station, sparking a half-hour gunbattle. Six policemen were killed, including the police station chief, and 10 other policemen were wounded, according to police. The gunmen withdrew after security reinforcements entered the town, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad. Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.


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Study examines college grad employment

WVU graduates sing ‘Country Roads’ following a convocation ceremony at the Coliseum. We all came to West Vir- ducted by the Accenture edge potential employees ginia University for differ- 2013 College Graduate Em- must garner outside of the ent reasons. ployment Survey suggests classroom. A huge aspect of many For some, it was the fan- that just having a degree tastic sports teams; for oth- isn’t good enough anymore. jobs deals with commuers, the Greek life. Still there Of the 1,005 2011-2012 nication skills. In today’s were some who chose WVU graduates surveyed, 41 per- social media world, our for academic programs, cent were found underem- generation’s ability to comand others for the numer- ployed in their current job municate has come under ous scholarships the Uni- positions and working jobs fire multiple times, but versity awards each year. that did not even require never has it been so abunOverall, though, we all their degree. dantly clear than from the chose to come to MorganThat statistic is frighten- recent statistics. town for one primary pur- ing on multiple levels. Not Now, beside the requipose: to graduate with a only does it undermine the site list of extracurricular degree that will eventually degrees we are currently activities and good grades, help land us a promising working toward, it suggests a promising resume shows career in the future. that job recruiters are look- examples of leadership, But a recent study con- ing for skills and knowl- people skills and experi-

ence relating to the field – all of which must be developed outside of the classroom. Furthermore, the Accenture study found 48 percent of the 2011-12 graduates admitted their experience in the job market would have been better had they chosen a different major, and 57 percent plan on returning to school within the next five years. Although prospects seem grim for undergrads, the Accenture study hits on some weak points in every college student’s resume

that are easily fixable. There are many opportunities to take advantage of on campus – like part-time jobs, advisors, and research and tutoring positions – that can help future graduates learn necessary skills in order to have a competitive resume. No matter what made you decide to come to WVU, getting a degree and a job is the ultimate end goal. But it is just as important to put down the cell phone, log off Facebook and let experience guide you there.

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The Pew research study has determined that viewers who watch ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ show the highest knowledge of both national and international affairs.

When journalists become a joke, turn to comedians KIRK AUVIL columnist

Much has been written about the role journalism plays in democracy. Many have said it’s impossible to have a functioning, healthy democracy without an independent and critical body of journalists willing to be the watchdogs guarding against the worst excesses of the government. Some people in the United States have gone so far as to call the press “the fourth estate,” placing it alongside the three branches of our government as an organ essential to the continued existence of democracy. Why is it, then, that the press in the United States is, by and large, a failed enterprise? The major news networks are cowed, simpering shells of what they should be, going along with any story that the govern-


ment wants to sell them just so they won’t lose their seats at the table. Not to mention the fact they seem to have forgotten how to actually do journalism (see CNN). So who is left to man the ramparts? Which programs can do the job that our multiple 24-hour news networks are failing to do? Why, “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” of course. When it comes down to it, a lot of journalism hinges on asking the right questions. Our large news networks are not interested in asking tough questions, either of their guests or their viewers. “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” do not suffer from such a reservation, and while many of their interviews are dripping with sarcasm, the reality is that beyond their gags, there is a keen journalistic instinct at work.

“The Daily Show” has at least one interview every day, often with people far more interesting than the various uninformed talking heads major networks love to parade around until their contracts expire. Instead of having some random think tank mouthpiece come on to talk about Afghanistan, “The Daily Show” interviewed Fawzia Koofi, a candidate for the presidency of Afghanistan, despite facing numerous threats and multiple assassination attempts. Another instance of the shows’ interview superiority happened recently ,when Colbert interviewed Thomas Herndon, the enterprising grad student who found critical errors in the previously sacrosanct “Growth in a Time of Debt” paper authored by Harvard scholars. Not only did Colbert give Herndon a chance to explain the issue in depth,

but he provided viewers with a clear, concise summary of the influence the paper exerted on global markets thus far. And why it has somehow fallen to these two programs to provide historical context for anything that happens is anyone’s guess. While normal networks just reported that Rand Paul’s failed minority outreach at Howard University failed, “The Daily Show” had a segment explaining the history behind the current rift between blacks and the Republican Party, showing viewers why Howard University’s students were generally unreceptive to Paul’s overtures. So, “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” ask the right questions and contextualize things properly. That’s all well and good. But perhaps the very best quality of these programs is that they actually focus on important issues.

“The Daily Show” had an episode devoted to veterans’ issues, talking about employment once our troops come home, medical care for our vets and the failure of the Veterans’ Affairs bureaucracy. Most recently “The Daily Show” did an amazing three-part series on gun control, at once funny, scathing and heartbreaking. John Oliver makes a mockery of the entire American political system, exposing its failures by holding it up to Australia’s greatest gun control successes, and by the end, nobody knows whether to laugh or cry. This series on gun control didn’t just ask people how they felt about the issue and leave it at that. It used historical, factual evidence alongside interviews to paint a picture – like we all wish our actual news networks would do. And while the shows do

come from an obviously liberal viewpoint, that isn’t the real issue here. Providing context, asking the tough questions, talking about big issues rather than superficial, finicky topics are a huge part of these shows. Those are the things our mainstream news needs to start copying from these satirical news programs. MSNBC, stop talking about how funny the president was at the White House Correspondents Dinner. We heard you the first three times, now get back to work. CNN, stop fiddling around with your dumb graphics and actually investigate something. FOX, stop trying to slap fight with Jon Stewart because he makes fun of you and behave like journalists. It’s a truly sad state of affairs when we all wish our news networks, like our comedians, took their jobs a bit more seriously.








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BORN TODAY This year you are vibrant and upbeat. Your creativity determines the nature of events. Others would be hard-pressed to stop you from fulfilling a long-term desire or goal. If you are single, remember that you might be seeing your newfound sweetie through rose-colored shades. Take them off if you want to have a successful bond. If you are attached, realize that you lost your shades a while ago. VIRGO often challenges and criticizes you.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Get as much done as possible before noon. Afterward, you might have to deal with a money matter or a decision. You know what you want -be willing to pay for it as well. You might change your mind once you see the cost. Tonight: Buy a treat on the way home.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH You are fiery right now, especially when dealing with a personal issue. If you hit a “nay,” you’ll automatically turn up your creativity in order to get a “yea.” Others seem very into having control. You might need to step back and let them take the lead. Tonight: Put on your game face. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH Understand what is happening behind the scenes with a relative or neighbor. This person might not be revealing as much as you would like. As a result, you will stay guarded until he or she decides to open up. You might need to verbalize your terms. Tonight: Hang in there. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH You can be possessive. You actually might feel a strong need to try to keep up with the Joneses. By noon, you’ll let go of this attitude, communicate better and draw others toward you. Express your true values. Tonight: Return all calls before

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Suddenly, the cards are stacked in your favor. Your personality and magnetism help you get what you desire, even if it is just an easy day or some extra free time. Know what you want! Others clearly are drawn to you. Tonight: Do not hesitate to ask for what you want. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You might encounter a fun-loving person in the morning and suddenly find yourself on an adventure. Detach some in the evening, as you might have some responsibilities to take care of. Not everyone thinks fun is a good reason to shirk responsibilities. Tonight: Vanish. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHHH You rush into a project with an eye on the goal of completion. In the afternoon, you’ll discover even more reasons to cross items off your todo list. Extend lunch as long as possible. You might want to relax and enjoy the company. Tonight: Where the action is. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Staying grounded could be nearly impossible this morning. What you accomplish in little to no time might surprise even you, if you stay centered. If you do not want to accept

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any more responsibilities, simply say so. Others will pitch in to help. Tonight: To the wee hours. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Deal with a partner or an associate directly in the morning. You might not be thrilled by everything that is happening. Look past the immediate to the long term, and you will be able to go along with the program. Tonight: Reach out to a friend or loved one at a distance. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Someone could become so controlling that you might want to completely overpower him or her. Do you really think a showdown will work? Be subtle, yet claim your power. The way you visualize a partnership or a financial deal could become possible. Tonight: Togetherness. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Others might prove to be a hindrance. You can handle what is happening simply by ignoring them and not responding to their requests or demands. Continue as you have, and you will like how you land. Be more forthright in a discussion. Tonight: Sort through invitations. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH A loved one dominates your morning, at least in your thoughts. What you’ll discover is that you need to find another way around a problem. Apply your ingenuity, and answers will come forward soon enough. Tonight: Toss yourself into a favorite pastime.

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Fletcher’s Grove comes to Fat Daddy’s

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Known for its packed and rowdy crowds, Fletcher’s Grove will bring its high-energy progressive folk sound to Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill tonight at 10:30.

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Local progressive folk standouts Fletcher’s Grove will perform at Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill tonight at 10:30. The show, which will serve as the band’s final performance in Morgantown before spring graduation, promises to be a great night of jamming, dancing and all-around partying. “It’s our last show before the semester, and we want to see our fans before they graduate,” said Ryan Krofcheck, group vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. “It’s going to be a crazy night at

Fat Daddy’s.” Fletcher’s Grove rapidly gained recognition throughout the Mountain State and abroad since its inception in 2007 through its funky grooves, smooth melodies and party-conducive sound. Widely regarded as one of the area’s most refined and promising outfits, Fletcher’s Grove ushers forth a brand of high-energy, funk-laden folk music that is unmatched in the local circuit. “Fletcher’s Grove has become one of West Virginia’s most accomplished current touring acts around,”

said Adam Payne, local music promoter. Thanks to the support of local music enthusiasts and the group’s ever-evolving tight sound, Fletcher’s Grove has received opportunities to play for massive untapped audiences at popular music festivals this summer. “Summer festivals are really taking notice of Fletcher’s,” Payne said. “May Daze, Summer Dance and Hooplah in the Hills are just a few of the events you’ll find Fletcher’s on.” While Fletcher’s Grove’s diverse sound can reason-

ably fall under the umbrella of a variety of genres – the group has been termed anything from rock to funk to traditional Appalachian folk – Krofcheck said this classification isn’t important. What matters is Fletcher’s Grove comes to jam, and when the set starts, bodies become animated, and there is no stopping until the final chord. “We are an Appalachian jam band that’ll keep you boogying,” Krofcheck said. This jam-band aspect of Fletcher’s Grove’s sound immediately solidified them as a crowd favor-

ite in the college town of Morgantown, but their delivery showcases a distinct evolution with each stride in their career, and the result is a juggernaut of a local group. “Fletcher’s has broken the image they once had as just a jam band,” Payne said. “Their style has opened up to a more diverse college audience, kind of the same way Dave Matthews Band did.” With Fletcher’s Grove providing the soundtrack for a rowdy and energetic night at Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill, concertgoers are sure to experience a proper

send-off to a semester of hard work and stresses. The show begins at 10:30 p.m., and a $3 cover will be charged before 11 p.m, and increase to $5 after. “This is the last Fletcher’s show of the semester at WVU, and with the large crowds they are known to draw, I would get there early,” Payne said. For more information on Fletcher’s Grove, check out their website at or their Facebook page at fletchersgrove. daa&

Electronic music concert suffers glitches at Creative Arts Center james yaria a&e writer

An awkward aura of sound lingered through the halls of the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Tuesday night as a Concert of Electronic Music was performed in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall. Mixing live instruments with the electronic background of an accompanying tape of prerecorded synthesizers, a handful of music composition students tested the waters of blending the living with the robotic. What resulted was an ominous cohesion between the two entities that often felt disjointed and scrupulous. “A lot of these students are composition majors and work primarily with the acoustic usual instruments, and this gives them an opportunity to explore electronic music,” said Christie Curley, a junior music education student at WVU. “It’s really interesting to see how they mold the creativity to a different genre, so it’s very interesting to see how they utilize the electronic sounds to create compositions.” The odd showcase brought a decent-sized audience of about 55, who were scattered sporadically throughout the small theater. The pause between numbers became so silent that the slightest whisper or pencil tapping could be heard across the hall; only a distant practicing trumpeter


Wei Tuck Chan, a graduate music student, bows after performing for the Electronic Music Concert at the Creative Arts Center. occasionally cracked the void. Technical difficulties also marred the evening, causing a notable delay before a set in which a trumpeter and trombonist would perform their work. The two students stood in silence while a professor fiddled with his Macbook and the supporting connections until they were finally

able to begin. The prior composition was also curtailed with a rough opening, which caused an almost unprofessional, unsettling emotion to waft through the air. Still, through all of the technical troubles, the audience sat in complete silence. By the time everything was fully sorted out, only

one performer remained. After playing two experimental, slightly-off-beatyet-interesting numbers, the crowd finally rose and quietly exited the building. “It’s a very fun piece to work with,” said Wei Tuck Chan, the final performer and doctoral music student at WVU. “I really like works playing with the piano and tape, because one thing it’s

something new, and you get to kind of adjust to different forms of art.” While Chan’s pieces, both written by former WVU students, highlighted the evening, every other performance was composed and demonstrated by the performers themselves. Though much of the computer-generated noises sounded like they were

hastily created with GarageBand, a popular digital audio workstation made for Apple, much of the overall vibe exuded sharp direction and focus. They may have been noticeably out of their comfort zones, but at least the composers kept their composure. daa&


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‘BattleBlock Theater’ provides quirky, bizarre gameplay

The developers at Behemoth have made some truly strange games over the years.

jamie carbone a&e writer

The developers at Behemoth have made some truly strange games over the years. “Alien Hominid” charmed players with its cutesy designs and option to murder the Men in Black, while “Castle Crashers” is still known as one of the most entertaining side-scrolling, beat-em-ups to feature magical animal orbs that assist you in battle. It may also be the only side-scrolling beat-em-up to

do that, which means it’s an untapped market, so some people really need to pick up the ball. Their latest game, “BattleBlock Theater,” continues this trend of bizarre, quirky and insanely fun game play. Players take on the role of a survivor of a ship crash, who is washed up on a mysterious island. Soon, they see they are being watched by bizarre, super intelligent cats that capture them along with the only other known survivor, Hatty, and force them to complete challenges for their amusement. The entire game is narrated by a man who sounds

like he would be at home on a 1920s radio broadcast, but that works really well with this game for some reason. The game play is back-tobasics platforming and simply jumping stands as the best tool in your arsenal to solve puzzles, collect gems and entertain your monstrous cat overlords. Players are also given a myriad of weapons with which to defend themselves, although they can only equip one at a time. Considering these weapons are things like frisbees that turn into mines and a “Dragon Ball Z”-style energy blast, they have a lot of potential

for fun and strategy. The weapons, along with various heads a player’s character can put on, are purchased between levels and really drive the “collecting” mentality forward, making you want to pick up every little object you encounter throughout the game. The real selling point of this game, though, is the multiplayer mode. Players and their friends can work together in a variety of ways, from assisting in climbing ledges to tossing them across pits. Of course, these abilities can be used for evil, as well. What’s nice is that if a

story level really only works in single player, it has been redesigned to take advantage of the fact that multiple people are attempting it, almost like there are two different sets of levels. Almost. There are also multiple forms of straight-multiplayer modes, such as Muckle, where you must kill opponents for points – basically a deathmatch mode – or Color the World, where your team must cover the level’s blocks in their team color as quickly as possible. Players are also able to create their own level designs, meaning it is possible

for the fun to never end, but it doesn’t guarantee playerdesigned levels will be any good. Overall, for a game without a lot of depth, “BattleBlock Theater” provides plenty of easy fun for anyone. It just seems like it should have been longer, considering how long it was in development. Right now, “BattleBlock Theater” is only available for the Xbox 360 on the Xbox Live Arcade, but look for that to change soon.

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Local power-pop group makes triumphant return with ‘Mitch 2.0’ nick wesdock a&e writer

Morgantown-based power-pop and rock band RULE released its latest album, “Mitch 2.0,” Tuesday. Their name is an acronym for “Really Under-skilled Losers from Elkins.” Originally from Elkins, W. Va., the band formed in 1997 and began playing around Morgantown at places such as Gibbie’s Pub & Eatery and 123 Pleasant Street. “As far as describing our sound, I guess power-pop is probably the closest genre I would categorize it,” said Raj Chandran, RULE’s drummer and lead vocalist. “Adult album alternative – if that genre still exists – would be a close second, but we’re more band-oriented than singer/ songwriter-oriented.” The trio’s first album, “Center of the Universe,” was released in 1998, and followed by the release of “Unruly” in 2000. After the release of their second album, RULE went on a hiatus and resumed playing in 2011. It is clear RULE has grown as a band and as individual musicians during their break, and “Mitch 2.0” provided their first chance to show off their new sound. “Mitch 2.0” is a sarcasm-

filled modern rock opera (or concept album) about the central character’s technological obsessions and everyday need for Facebook and iPhone. This central character is named Mitch, as you might have guessed. RULE’s previous two albums have been strictly acoustic, with Chandran singing and playing the congas. Their latest album is the first time they have recorded with a full band and electric instruments. The group always showcased a keen ability to craft lyrics, and that doesn’t change on “Mitch 2.0,” but the addition of electric guitars, bass and backup vocals really completes the band’s sound. “For this album, we have recorded with a full band, so things are a bit more rocking and loud,” said Sam Zizzi, RULE’s lead guitarist. “It’s been a good change.” The new style RULE has grown into works well with the album’s theme and comedic lyrics. However, don’t assume just because the album has a concept that all of the songs are the same. In fact, quite the contrary proves true – each of the 11 songs on the album is unique and upbeat. For example, “Goin’ Viral”

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somewhere in the middle. Despite the improvements in the music and instrumental categories, the most genius part of the album undoubtedly lies in the songwriting. Many of the witty and

catchy lyrics from “Mitch book page at 2.0” will be stuck in your rulemorgantown. head after hearing them just once, creating an experience daa& well worth a second listen. “Mitch 2.0” is available for purchase online at or RULE’s Face-

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Wilson finishes final season with Mountaineers in successful fashion by kevin hooker sports writer

Tuesday’s game against Pittsburgh was Senior Night at Hawley Field, and the West Virginia baseball team honored four seniors in their last home game. Among the four was Brady Wilson, the Mountaineers’ starting right fielder since his sophomore season. In 2012, Wilson had a .271 batting average with four home runs, 21 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. His father, Jay Wilson, was an All-American at Salisbury University, and Brady said he looks to his dad for support. “My father has been coming to every game since I was a freshman,” Wilson said. “It’s great to see people you love there at games watching and supporting you.” West Virginia had low expectations coming into the season. They were coming off their worst season since 2004, and the preseason coaches poll had the Mountaineers finishing dead last in the conference. However, West Virginia is 9-6 in Big 12 play, and Wilson has played a large part in their surprise success. “We definitely have a chip on our shoulder,” Wilson said. “I’ve been with a lot of these guys for two or three years, and I know what we’re capable of. We don’t have Texas guys and Florida guys, but we grind it out and play our tails off.” In 2013, Wilson had 51 hits, 17 RBIs and two home runs, while batting .305 from the plate. He also had 18 stolen bases, which ranks him No. 3 in the Big 12. Wilson owes a lot of his stealing success to new head coach Randy Mazey, who stresses aggressive base run-

ning and taking chances. The senior said he enjoys Mazey’s style of play. “Coach Mazey has done a tremendous job,” Wilson said. “We’re getting votes for the top 25, so what he’s done with this team that won just nine games in the Big East last year to being at the top of the Big 12 this year is incredible. It shows you how good of a coach he is.” Former Mountaineer coach Greg Van Zant was released after Wilson’s team finished 2332 during his junior season. “(Mazey) has created a positive atmosphere,” Wilson said. “I feel like last year and the years before, not everyone really got along. We didn’t have that chemistry that we have this year.” With just 10 games left in the regular season, Wilson and the Mountaineers are beginning to set goals for the postseason. The team hasn’t qualified for a regional game since 1996. “We have a legit chance to the win the Big 12,” Wilson said. “We’re only a game or two behind Oklahoma. I want to go as far we can; we just need to keep playing like we’re playing.” Wilson, who studies athletic coaching education, will graduate in December. While his future remains in question, Wilson said he’d like to play baseball for as long as he can. “I know there’s been talks that I can play at the next level,” Wilson said. “I want to keep playing baseball for as long as I physically can. But I know that doesn’t last forever, so the coaching field is what I’d like to do most.” Wilson and the Mountaineers will take on the Oklahoma Sooners this weekend.

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West Virginia senior Brady Wilson runs for third base in a game against Texas Tech in Charleston, W.Va., earlier in the season.


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Former Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett announced Wednesday that he would be transferring to West Virginia.

WVU adds QB Trickett by michael carvelli sports writer

The West Virginia football team announced the addition of former Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett Wednesday. Trickett, a redshirt junior, will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately, because he is graduating from FSU this month with a degree in social science. The 6-foot-3 signal caller is the son of Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett, who served as WVU’s defensive line coach from 1978-79 and was the assistant head coach and offensive line coach from 2001-06. “WVU football welcomes Clint Trickett home,” said WVU head coach Dana

Holgorsen in a statement. “He basically grew up in Morgantown, and I know he feels very comfortable here.” In his first two seasons with the Seminoles, Trickett primarily served as the backup to E.J. Manuel. He started two games as a freshman and ended his Florida State career completing 66 of his 106 pass attempts for 947 yards and four touchdowns with seven interceptions. “He’s an excellent student and grew up around the game of football, which shows in his composure on the field,” Holgorsen said. “I am excited that he has decided to finish his career as a Mountaineer.” Trickett is expected to compete for the starting job left vacant when former Mountaineer quarterback

Geno Smith graduated. Junior Paul Millard and redshirt freshman Ford Childress took all the snaps at quarterback for West Virginia during the Gold-Blue Spring Game April 20. “I’d like to first thank Florida State for all the things that were done for me,” Trickett said in a statement. “I’m excited now to continue my academic and athletic career at West Virginia University. Not only was it home for me, the place I grew up and the state I love, but also, it’s the best fit for me, athletically. “I appreciate the recruitment by WVU and the other programs, which were all class acts, but it was hard for me to say no to the state and team that I grew up loving.”

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Draft brings excitement to WVU fans West Virginia certainly made its presence known this past weekend in the NFL Draft. The wide receiver duo of Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey were both selected by the St. Louis Rams; Austin went No. 8 overall, as many experts consider the pick a steal. Former Mountaineer quarterback Geno Smith went No. 39 overall to the New York Jets. He very well could be the starting quarterback for Rex Ryan’s squad next season. While no other WVU players were drafted, center Joe Madsen and wide receiver J.D. Woods were both contacted to become members of the Pittsburgh Steelers. And offensive lineman Jeff Braun is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens. It’s great for West Virginia to get this type of national recognition. In the 2012 season, it was a surprise that Bruce Irvin went in the first round. This year, it was almost a sure thing that two members of the WVU football team would be firstround material in Austin and Smith. While that wasn’t the case, both of these guys is capable of making some noise in the NFL. It will only help West Virginia and its name if more guys are able to make the next step professionally. Not only was it a special moment for WVU’s alumni and current students, but it was a surreal moment we all witnessed some of these guys work their tails off on a daily basis. It’s good to see all their hard work pay off. Now I’m not saying that

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Austin earns award for top individual performance Baseball’s Mazey wins Coach of the Year, rifle named WVU’s top team after national title run BY AMIT BATRA SPORTS EDITOR

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of five in a series of DA Postseason Awards that will run for the remainder of the week. On the fourth day of the 2012-13 DA Postseason Awards, the staff decided Tavon Austin’s memorable performance against Oklahoma was worthy enough for Individual Performance of the Year. In one of the most dominant performances in West Virginia football history, Austin ran for 572 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns against the Oklahoma Sooners Nov. 17. Austin carved up OU’s defense all night following his 344 rushing yards (on 21 carries) and his ability to cause multiple missed tackles. Oklahoma head coach Mike Stoops was the first to say he hasn’t quite witnessed a performance to date. “I would venture to say there’s not many people (who) could have done what he did, just because of his unique ability to run in space and not get our hands on him,” Stoops said follow-

ing the game. “Certainly, the effort, the speed he was able to do it at, to cut like he was able to do, was something I haven’t seen on the football field.” Austin’s performance will likely go unmatched for years to come, and even though WVU came up short against the Sooners, Austin’s new look as a running back certainly gave the nation something to talk about. While his 344 rushing yards was certainly impressive, Austin also has 82 receiving yards on four receptions and 146 yards on kickoff returns. In second place came Petra Zublasing’s performance in the NCAA championships, followed by Geno Smith’s performance against Baylor.

yards of offense. Baylor quarterback Nick Florence threw for nearly 600 yards and recorded five touchdowns on the afternoon. West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith became the Heisman favorite following his eight touchdown passes, 88 percent completion rate and throwing for more than 650 yards. WVU amassed a schoolrecord of 807 yards. Both teams combined for 67 first downs and six receivers had at least 100 yards receiving. The Bears’ Terrance Williams set a Big 12 record with 314 yards receiving, while West Virginia’s Stedman Bailey compiled 303 receiving yards and a school-record five touchdowns. Coming in second place was the West Virginia women’s soccer team against No. Game of the Year 1 Stanford, while the MounWest Virginia and Baylor taineers’ victory over Texas took home The DA’s Post- in Austin finished in third. season Award for Game of the Year following an offenCoach of the Year West Virginia baseball sive shootout in WVU’s first Big 12 Conference game. head coach Randy Mazey The No. 9 Mountaineers and claimed The DA’s Coach of the No. 25 Bears combined the Year following a 27-19 for more than 130 points in record thus far. The Mounthe first ever “Stripe the Sta- taineers, projected to findium” contest at Milan Pus- ish last in the Big 12 Conkar Stadium. Both teams ference, are currently third compiled more than 1,500 in the conference standings.

Mazey, a former assistant coach at TCU, is in his first year at West Virginia. In Tuesday night’s game against No. 17 Pittsburgh, the Mountaineers had their first loss following five straight wins. With only three conference series’ remaining, the Mountaineers earned their first conference sweep against Kansas last weekend. Coming in second place was Jon Hammond following the West Virginia rifle team winning a nation’s best 15 national championships. The No. 1 Mountaineers had a two-day total of 4,679. West Virginia hadn’t won a national championship since 2009, and Hammond claimed his second national title in his coaching career. Rounding out the top three was women’s soccer head coach Nikki IzzoBrown. Izzo-Brown led the Mountaineers to their first regular season Big 12 championship. Prior to the move to the Big 12, West Virginia won the Big East Championship in back-toback seasons. WVU fell in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament this past season.

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Tavon Austin accounted for 572 all-purpose yards in a game against Oklahoma last season. Austin was recently taken with the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft.


Jaguars WR Blackmon suspended for substance abuse JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Justin Blackmon’s latest violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy will cost him money – maybe lots of it. The league suspended Blackmon on Tuesday for the first four games of the 2013 season for his second violation in less than a year. He will not get paid for the four-week hiatus. Maybe more importantly, the suspension triggers language in his contract that voids future guarantees. Now, the Jaguars could cut him without having to pay about $10 million that remains on a four-year, $18.5 million contract. “It’s very disappointing,” general manager Dave Caldwell said on a conference call with reporters. “We understand that this isn’t all going to be an upward trend and we’re going to have setbacks. To be honest with you, things like this are frustrating because it’s an avoidable situation. That’s what’s real concerning and frustrating. At the end of the day, we’re going to have 53 players on our team on opening day and we’re just moving forward and we’re not slowing down.” It’s Blackmon’s third substance-related incident in less than three years. He was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Texas in 2010 after officers caught him speeding on a suburban Dallas highway. The charge was later reduced to an unAP derage alcohol possession In this April 16, 2013, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon runs with the ball during a voluntary charge. A little more than a month after the Jaguars veteran NFL football minicamp in Jacksonville, Fla. traded up to select the for-

mer Oklahoma State star with the fifth overall pick in last year’s draft, he was arrested during a traffic stop in Stillwater, Okla., after a breath test allegedly showed his blood alcohol content to be three times the legal limit. That arrest landed him the NFL’s substance-abuse program. It’s unclear what caused his second violation, but it could have been a failed drug test. “He realizes he’s at a crossroad, not only in his career but in his life,” Caldwell said. “We do not anticipate his level of accountability to be any different than anybody else in this franchise, including myself.” Blackmon vowed last June that getting in trouble is “not who I’m going to be.” He found himself apologizing again Tuesday. “I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse,” he said in a statement. “I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person. I will have a productive training camp and preseason with my team, and during the suspension, I will work hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to help the Jaguars when I return. “I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision, and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, the front office and Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.” Blackmon, who caught 64 passes for 865 yards and

five touchdowns as a rookie, will miss games against Kansas City, Oakland, Seattle and Indianapolis. He will be eligible to return to practice Monday, Sept. 30. He will be allowed to attend meetings and be inside the facility during the suspension, but can’t practice or play. “We are here to help and support him,” Caldwell said. “There’s only so much we can do under the CBA in terms of helping a player. At some point in time, these players have to help themselves and take care of themselves.” Caldwell declined to say when the Jaguars learned about Blackmon’s suspension or the possibility of it. The Jaguars seemingly had an indication before the draft. They selected former South Carolina receiver/ punt returner Ace Sanders in the fourth round and former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in the fifth. Robinson will be used at running back and slot receiver. Jacksonville also has Mohamed Massaquoi, Jordan Shipley, Taylor Price and others vying for the starting spot opposite Cecil Shorts III. “We know that we’re not going to have 53 angelic players,” Caldwell said. “But there’s no excuse for not doing the right thing. These guys were young guys in college; now they’re professionals, they’re a reflection of the Jacksonville Jaguars and our community here and we don’t take this thing lightly.”

Marte’s home run keys 4-run 8th inning as Pirates beat Brewers MILWAUKEE (AP) — Clint Hurdle insisted the Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t thinking about their long losing streak against the Milwaukee Brewers. Starling Marte hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Brandon Inge had a go-ahead RBI single to rally Pittsburgh to a 6-4 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday, snapping the Pirates’ nine-game


Continued from page 9 some of these guys can’t be busts in the NFL. That is certainly possible with the bright lights shining down upon them in some of the biggest games in their careers. The guys are bigger, the hits are harder and the longterm impact could end a career as fast as anything. That’s just the nature of the game.

skid to the Brewers. “We don’t make (the losing streak) as big as everybody else does because a lot of these guys weren’t here,” Pittsburgh manager Hurdle said. “They don’t feel the baggage. They hear the noise but after a while, you don’t need to hear the noise because you know what you need to do. You need to play better and win games. That’s how you stop the noise.”

Pedro Alvarez, who homered earlier in the game, added a run-scoring single to cap a four-run eighth as Pittsburgh won for the 10th time in its last 15 games and ended Milwaukee’s eightgame home winning streak. “Today was a perfect day that people thought we just weren’t in a good place,” Hurdle said. “We were just behind. We put up a big inning late, we were able to

close it out and you can’t ask for much more than that.” Bryan Morris (1-1) got the last two outs of the seventh when Ryan Braun hit into a double play for his first career victory. Mark Melancon pitched the eighth and Jason Grilli the ninth for his 11th save in 11 opportunities. “Last night I walked away from the game with my first major league loss,” Morris

For these six players, however, it’s only the beginning. Smith probably has the most pressure because it’s New York, and the Jets are in desperate need to fix their quarterback situation. As of this past weekend, the Jets have six quarterbacks listed on their roster. Smith will be in the mix to compete, but there’s no question how difficult it can be to play in a city such as New York. The media is

tough, the weather could be horrendous, and the expectations are through the roof. Austin and Bailey, a reunited tandem, could be very good in the NFL for years to come. The Rams certainly did their homework, and Austin was one of the biggest stories out of this year’s NFL Draft. Teams showed a lot of interest and perhaps might have seen a clip or two from the Oklahoma game last season.

It’s an exciting time for West Virginia and its fan base. Many critics continued to say WVU produces solid college players but nothing extravagant as professionals. It’ll be exciting to see how these six can change that image and really take WVU to the next step on the national landscape. I, for one, can’t wait for the NFL season.

said. “And today I throw two pitches and get the win. It is a good feeling. Hopefully there is more to come.” John Axford (0-3) gave up all four runs while getting just two outs in the eighth for the Brewers, who were 11-0 when leading after seven innings. “He’s been pitching well,” Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. “It was one of those games.”

Axford, removed as the Brewers’ closer earlier this season, replaced starter Hiram Burgos to start the eighth leading 4-2, and gave up a broken-bat, infield single to pinch-hitter Travis Snider. Marte followed with his two-run homer to left-center on a low fastball, his third of the season and second in two days, to tie the score.


Quarterback Geno Smith was one of three former West Virginia football players taken in this year’s NFL draft.




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Woods ready to help Steelers’ receiving corps by greg madia multimedia editor

During the early part of the 2013 NFL Draft’s seventh round, former West Virginia wide receiver J.D. Woods was on the phone with the Miami Dolphins. “I got a call from Miami, and they said they were going to select me with the 250th pick,” Woods said. “The funny thing is, they told me, ‘I know you’re excited; don’t get anxious.’ I didn’t get anxious, but I was almost overwhelmed. Then when the 250th pick came, it wasn’t my name, so it let me know the realization of the NFL Draft.” Miami selected Arkansas State safety Don Jones with the 250th pick, leaving Woods available with just four selections remaining. Needless to say, Woods wasn’t drafted, but it didn’t mean he wasn’t file photo gathering interest. Former WVU wide receiver J.D. Woods stands on the sidelines during a game During the 2012 season, last season.

Woods caught 61 passes for 637 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. Thriving as West Virginia’s third wide receiver, Woods was put on the map. “Definitely, teams were talking about my overall athletic ability just catching the ball, making tough, key catches, and each team stated that I had a very good senior season and I showcased excellent ability on the field,” Woods said. That solid game tape made more teams interested at Woods’ pro day. Woods showed athleticism in the three cone drill and had the fastest time of any WVU prospect participating, finishing in 6.92 seconds. Add in the fact NFL teams got to see Woods run routes and catch the ball in person for the first time, and Woods’ stock began to rise. “My pro day was good for me, my quickness was strong and my catching

ability, as well,”Woods said. “I showed how I use my hands. Contact with teams was pretty good; I was getting calls every week.” After Woods was passed over during the draft, teams didn’t take long to contact him about signing as an undrafted free agent. Woods first received a phone call from the Pittsburgh Steelers, and then quickly both the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs followed. All three teams showed strong interest, and Woods had a decision to make. “My agent did an excellent job in speaking with all three teams, helping me and guiding me though this situation. We thought that the best situation would be in Pittsburgh,” Woods said. Woods was watching the draft with his family, and he said he was elated after he made his decision. “It was all smiles in the

household. My grandmother and my grandfather were just extremely overwhelmed with smiles and tears of joy,” Woods said. Now officially a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Woods joins former Mountaineers Will Johnson,and Joe Madsen (also signed in 2013 as an undrafted free agenct) on the roster. With the draft process now in Woods’ past, he can move on and start to focus on his career. “It’s definitely a relief, not only for me but for my family to complete this whole process, but the process is just beginning. Now the real work starts, now I’m trying to bring championships to the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Woods said. Woods will report to Pittsburgh today and begin Steelers rookie mini camp Friday.

Smith enters uncharted territory after selected by Jets BY Doug Walp Sports Writer

Former West Virginia star quarterback Geno Smith is now in fairly uncharted territory. Not only has he been thrown into the biggest sports market on the planet following his well-documented second-round selection to the New York Jets, Smith will also actually find himself having to compete for a starting job for the Jets come training camp in August. Smith is just one of five quarterbacks at this point who will be potentially competing for the starting job for the Jets in the 201314 season. And he did indeed slip into the second round after being projected as a potential top 10 or even perhaps the overall

No. 1 choice. However, this hasn’t affected the quarterback’s notorious confidence or his personal goals looking forward. “My goal is to be a starting quarterback – to be a franchise quarterback,” Smith said in a recent interview with “Jets Talk Live’s” Eric Allen. “But at this time in the process, the only thing I can focus on is the present. And I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me, so I’m just going to continue to hone in on the playbook, work on my footwork, work on everything I need to do to be prepared.” Smith also discussed those long hours on camera in the NFL Draft green room, which he said tested him emotionally but will also serve as fuel for him in reaching the aforementioned goals of being a

starting and franchise quarterback in the NFL. “To sit in that green room, and to see that happen, it was kind of tough to stomach,” Smith said. “But I understand that all of those guys are deserving that were picked ahead of me, so it’s not a bitterness toward them or even toward the teams that didn’t pick me, but I’m definitely going to have a chip on my shoulder. “I’ve always played with a chip on my shoulder. I’ve always been considered an underdog, and here’s no different. I’m going to play with a chip on my shoulder. I’m going to go in with that hard edge.” Smith was quick to credit his confidence in his own abilities to his time at West Virginia under head coach Dana Holgorsen and said

his overwhelming trust truly allowed him to flourish in the system and develop into the capable quarterback he is now. “Luckily, Dana trusted me enough to give me 100 percent freedom of the offense. With the amount of work I put in with my preparation and how much I studied film and how hard I worked throughout the week in practice, I was able to gain that freedom and gain that confidence,” he said. It was also somewhat surprising that Smith, who threw for nearly 12,000 yards, 98 touchdowns and just 21 interceptions in his four years at West Virginia, said his biggest collegiate accomplishment was just staying healthy and being available whenever his team needed him.

“I think my proudest accomplishment is staying all four years, being able to be a great teammate, being able to be a three-year captain and overall just never missing a game or practice and going out there and getting better daily,” Smith said. But the challenges that await Smith at the next level will be unlike anything the young quarterback has seen in his career – especially with the lack of dynamic offensive personnel coupled with the protection problems of the Jets’ offensive line in recent years. Still, Smith has the utmost confidence in himself and in his new franchise to compete right away. His enthusiasm is mirrored by Jets’ head coach Rex Ryan, who still claims incumbent starter Mark Sanchez

will take the first snaps to start training camp, but wouldn’t shy away from Smith’s abilities or the fact he could potentially be the starter for the Jets in their season opener. “He clearly has a great deal of talent,” Ryan said. “He’s an accurate passer. He also has mobility, and in today’s game, you’re going to see more of these zone reads and things, and he has that ability, as well. “So all the physical skills to be a successful quarterback in this league – and also mentally – I think that was important when we sent Marty Mornhinweg (offensive coordinator) and David Lee (quarterbacks coach) down to work out Geno. They came back extremely impressed.”

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