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Monday February 18, 2013

Volume 125, Issue 99

Vigil honors, remembers student By Evelyn Merthew staff writer

Members of the West Virginia University chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority hosted a candlelight vigil Friday to honor the life of Sarah Graham. Graham, 21, of Frederick, Md., passed away Feb. 13 in a vehicle crash along I-79. Just before the Marianna exit in Amwell, Pa., the driver of the vehicle, WVU nursing student Emily BenKatie Flowers/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM ford, lost control and hit a Delta Gamma hosted a vigil Saturday to honor Sarah Graham, a sister who passed guardrail before a tractor away Feb. 13.

Series offers accessible adventures By Summer Ratcliff Staff writer

WELLWVU: The Students’ Center of Health is launching a new Outdoor Adventure Series for the Spring 2013 semester. The Outdoor Adventure Series will aim to push students outside of their comfort zones in an inclusive environment. The series will include an initial rock wall-climbing event and will later branch out to outdoor activities and water sports. The series will target students who may face accessibility difficulties, but is open for any student. Al Kasprowicz, director of the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services, said he believes some might not fully understand what the term “accessibility issues”means or which group the program will target. “When we talk about accessibility, essentially we are referring to those students who have a disability of some sort,” Kasprowicz said. “Let’s say you are a paraplegic student or have a hearing disability or sight disability, or some other documented disability – broadly, the term that is used is students with accessibility issues.” Kasprowicz said often, the students on campus who face these accessibility issues don’t have as many opportunities for a support system to surround them; however, this program strives to change that. “Because those students really are not a community, it’s more of simply individual students who may not have a support system or a student org. they associate with,” Kasprowicz said. “They don’t see themselves as a cohesive group. These students have all sorts of disabilities that may cause them to feel they couldn’t

trailer collided with the stationary vehicle. The vigil brought together hundreds of members of the WVU community, including students and members of the Greek community. Circled around the Delta Gamma anchor in front of the sorority house, family and friends honored Graham by sharing memories and reading Bible verses. Chris Hackett, a sophomore and Theta Chi brother, was Sarah’s little brother in the fraternity.

“Sarah was the type of person who would always be there for you, no matter what. She was one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met,” Hackett said. “She was always happy and smiling. Sarah lit up any room with her charm and glowing personality; she was a great friend and even better person.” Members of the Greek community said hosting a vigil was an important way to honor Graham’s life and bring members of the WVU community together.

Beta Theta Pi brother Logan Howser said he felt it was important to set aside differences within Greek life to come together for a common cause. “Regardless of the segregation between Greek life, what matters most at the end of the day is that we have to come together and support our community,” he said. Hackett said the overwhelming amount of people who attended the vigil

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WINNING THE BATTLE Cancer fund more than a charity for WVU’s Huggins

meet up with a group and do outdoor activities such as rock wall climbing or white water rafting.” While the events are aimed toward students with accessibility issues, he said all activities included in the adventure series are also opened to any able-bodied student. “There may also be a number of able-bodied students who also have an interest in these same activities but will come with the understanding that some attendees at the event don’t have the same abilities to easily do the things that they can,” Kasprowicz said. “We do not want to exclude these able-bodied students, but want to specifically attract those students with accessibility concerns and also leave the events open to all students.” Kasprowicz said he hopes the program will provide opportunities for this community of students that may have not been previously open. “This series gives those students the opportunities they have always thought they’d love to participate in but were concerned that they wouldn’t be able to be accommodated.” Volunteers with the capability to assist those with all types of accessibility concerns will be available at the rock-climbing event. “If we have a student with a hearing impairment, there will be someone there to assist them,” Kasprowicz said. “If we have a student with a visual impairment, there will be individuals there that are familiar working with those students.” “There will be people there to help anyone that may need assistance.” The Outdoor Adventure Series kick off rock-climbing event will be Feb. 23 at

by michael carvelli sports editor

When Norma Mae Huggins passed away in 2003 after a battle with colon cancer, it was her wish to be cremated. She had always said that she didn’t want a big viewing or to have a large group of people mourning over her, so when the time came, West Virginia men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins decided to do something a little different to remember his mother. “I thought it’d be a waste to just have people send cards and flowers and this and that, because all you end up with is a house full of flowers that you’ll end up throwing away,” Huggins said. “That sounds kind of cold, but it’s true.” And that’s when the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Fund was born. Huggins, who was still coaching at Cincinnati at the time, knew the charity would be a great way to honor his mother, a woman family friends described as “the backbone of their family.” But he wanted to do something different – something that would have a bigger impact and could serve as a fitting tribute. So he decided the fund would be run through the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown. That’s the way his mother, a Morgantown native, would have wanted it. Everything stays in the state and helps the people it’s meant to help. “The appealing thing is that everybody, in some form or fashion, has been affected by cancer,” Huggins said. “It’s not a national charity where the money ends up at a national charity and then gets cut up however those people desire it

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Speed dating adds flair, romance to Up All Night experience by ashley tennant staff writer

Whether they were looking for their soul mate or to experience something new, students at West Virginia University had the opportunity to do both last Friday night at the Mountainlair. WVUp All Night hosted a speed-dating event at 9:30p.m. in the dining area of the Mountainlair, and it was open to all students.

Jackie Riggleman, an advertising student at WVU and employee at WVUp All Night, explained the process of speed dating – Mountaineer style. “Since it’s Valentine’s Day weekend, we decided to do speed dating for the students,” Riggleman said. “Each round, they get two minutes to talk to the person; after the two minutes are up, the announcer announces the time, then they have 30 seconds to ex-

change numbers. Then, at the end of that 30 seconds, they have to switch seats.” Riggleman said they planned to do three rounds – hopefully enough for participants to meet a special someone. “A lot of people enjoy it; they like having the experience. You know, we are in college, so new experiences are good, and students can be like, ‘Hey, I actually participated in speed dating,’” she said.

“It’s definitely a fun experience, and I was very pleased by the amount of people who showed up for the first round.” During the event, the females stayed stationary in their seats, while the males moved around. Moses Ajemigbitse, a petroleum and natural gas engineering student, came to the event to see what speed dating was all about. “I think everyone is special, but I don’t think I’ll

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connect with anyone; I am more interested in why people come to speed dating. I have never done it before,” Ajemigbitse said. Ajemigbitse used the experience as an opportunity to ask strangers an important question, he said. “I’m actually doing an experiment through speed-dating to talk to as many people as I can to see how they think, how they interpret life and actually to find out what they think

ON THE INSIDE The West Virginia women’s basketball team used a late-game basket to topple No. 23 Iowa State 68-66 on the road Sunday. SPORTS PAGE 7

about a very interesting question – who is Jesus?” he said. Glenn Hess, another speed-dating participant, said he was at the event because he wants to fall in love. “I may meet my possible soul mate, but then again, I may have many soul mates. It’s hard to say,” he said. “This is just an exciting experience that I think

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SEALED THE DEAL The West Virginia men’s basketball team edged past Big 12 foe Texas Tech 66-64 at the Coliseum Saturday. SPORTS PAGE 7


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Students gather at the Delta Gamma House to remember deceased WVU student and Delta Gamma sister Sarah Graham.


Continued from page 1 was also a reminder of how valued Graham was on WVU’s campus. “The vigil was important because it was a chance for Greek life to show our love and support for Sarah’s family. It showed how much Sarah was loved and appreciated around WVU,” he said. Many students in attendance said they felt Graham made a significant impact on other people’s lives, and the vigil reminded them just how precious life is. Kayla Lipscomb, a friend


Continued from page 1 to get cut up. “One hundred percent of the money goes right in to where it’s supposed to go – right in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.” Thus far, Huggins has helped raise more than $750,000 for the fund, which is a big jump from the initial $20,000 raised when he went to longtime friend Denver Allen, who was working as director for development at the Cancer Center at the time. “Bob’s done a very nice job of taking an active role in helping it grow, and so have his brother Larry and their sisters, too,” Allen said. “He wanted to do this at WVU, because it’s where he went to school and where she’s from.” It took some time to build up a large sum of money. At first, when he was at Cincinnati and Kansas State coaching, Huggins and his brother Larry would primarily be the ones donating a lot of the money. But once he became the head coach at his alma mater in 2007, he was able to turn the fundraising efforts up to another level and help bring even more money into the center. “I don’t think anybody

of Graham’s, said knowing something as tragic as this could happen to anyone makes her cherish each person she has built a relationship with. “Sarah was one of the most outgoing, fun-to-be around, easy-going girls that I have ever met. It was important for me to attend because I wanted to show my respect and honor Sarah’s life,” Lipscomb said. “Sarah will never be forgotten and forever will be missed. She’s in all of our hearts.” Graham’s family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Stauffer Funeral Homes,

P.A., 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 131 West Second Street, Frederick, Md., with the Rev. Kenneth R. Dunnington and Rev. Harry C. Cole officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church or to the Frederick County Humane Society, 217 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 21701. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

really knew about it other than the people that sent some money in to start with because I was in Cincinnati,” Huggins said. “Then when I got back here, because of our affiliation with the University and being back in the state, (it became) so much easier to help spread the word.” The charitable side of Huggins, which has spent so much time and effort helping with the cancer fund, as well as Remember the Miners, is a side not many people get to see when the veteran head coach with more than 700 wins under his belt is on the sidelines. But there is one common theme that translates to both sides of Huggins. “The one thing about Bob is that when he sets his mind to do something, he’s going to do it. Whatever he does, he has a great passion to do it,” Allen said. “He’s very passionate about things he believes in, and you can tell that this is obviously something he believes in very much. “He’s a very genuine person, a very loyal person, and what you see is what you get. And you see that whether it’s with this stuff or when he’s out there coaching.” Huggins runs fundraisers such as the Bob Hug-

gins Fish Fry to help raise more money throughout the year for the charity and is currently taking part in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge for the second year in a row. Last season, Huggins came in second place behind Ohio State head coach Thad Matta and won $10,000 for the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Fund, and if he can win it all this year, it will bring an additional $100,000 to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. And throughout all the fundraisers and positive things he does for the charity, Huggins has earned a lot of praise and credit for what he’s done. In 2012, he earned an Outstanding Philanthropist award by the WVU Foundation. But it’s not why he started raising the money. “I’d rather people not even know I did it, but if I can use my name and notoriety to help the cause, then I’d be foolish not to do it,” Huggins said. “All I’ve done is create awareness that we can help. “They’re doing a great job at the cancer center, and to me, that’s even more rewarding that it’s going to a place that’s doing good things.”

Pope blesses huge crowd in St. Peter’s Square


A priest displays a placard in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican as he follows Pope Benedict XVI reciting the Angelus prayer. VATICAN CITY (AP) — His arms outstretched in a symbolic embrace, Pope Benedict XVI blessed tens of thousands of cheering people on Sunday in one of his last appearances as pontiff from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Last week, 85-year-old Benedict shocked the world by announcing his resignation. He will step down on Feb. 28, planning to retreat to a life of prayer in a monastery behind the Vatican’s ancient walls. The noontime appointment in the vast cobblestone square also served as a kind of trial run for how Rome will handle the logistics, including crowd security, as the city braces for faithful to flock to Rome for the election and installation of the cardinal who will succeed Benedict as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.


Continued from page 1 everyone should try. I think my opportunity of pure love, unrestricted by normal boundaries, is about to happen.” Shannen Athey, a recreation, parks and tourism resources student, said her experience with speed dating was illuminating.

Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno said upward of 100,000 people turned out Sunday and that everything went smoothly. But while there was still space in St. Peter’s Square for more, many couldn’t get in – or easily out – because entrances from the main boulevard were just too narrow. The huge crowd – including parents with babies in carriages and strollers, elderly people using canes, and the disabled in wheelchairs – tried to squeeze through two spaces police left open in the metal barricades edging the square. Some people panicked or called out to police to help them get in or out of the square. Pilgrims and tourists had an easier time if they entered through spaces in the elegant colonnade that architect Gianlorenzo Bernini

designed to cradle the sides of the St. Peter’s Square. Benedict seemed touched by the outpouring of affection after his decision to go down in history as the first pontiff in some 600 years to resign. The pontiff told cardinals last week that he no longer has the mental and physical stamina to vigorously shepherd the church. Looking into hazy sunshine Sunday, he smiled shyly at the sight of the crowd below, filled with pilgrims waving their countries’ flags and holding up banners with words of support. One group of Italians raised a banner which read: “We love you.” Speaking in Italian, the pope told the cheering crowd: “Thanks for turnout in such numbers! This, too, is a sign of the affection and the spiritual closeness that you are giving me in these days.”

“I have to say, it was a lot of fun. I just did it to find friends. If I run into anyone on campus, I can be like, ‘Hey I saw you the other night and got to know you,’ and it was a great experience,” she said. But she didn’t walk away empty-handed. “I did get a phone number. His name’s Tyler, and he’s an accountant; I’m going to text him and see if

he wants to unicycle sometime,” Athey said. Take-away items from the event were teddy bears, roses and pictures couples could get taken together in a photo booth. For more information about WVUp All Night events, visit http:// wvupallnight.


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1 p.m. at the Student Rec Center. Pizza will be available for all participants. Future activity dates for the months of March and April will be announced soon. WELLWVU encourages all students, with or without an accessibility restraint, to experience adventure and expand their possibilities. To sign up for the series, contact the Office of Disability Services by email at Rebecca.Berger@mail.wvu. edu with “Outdoor Adventure Series” in the subject line.


Monday February 18, 2013


Ralph Stanley brings bluegrass music to the MET


Ralph Stanley introduces the Clinch Mountain Boys Friday at the Metropolitan Theatre.


Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys opened to a sold-out audience Friday night at the Metropolitan Theatre on High Street. Stanley, who created his own style of banjo playing, has been performing since 1946 – first with his brother, Carter, as the Stanley Brothers, then in a prolific solo career after Carter’s death. Stanley began his solo career after being pressured by fans after Carter’s death in 1966. Friday night’s show opened with a rendition of “Man of Constant Sorrow,” and the audience went wild. The tune, made popular by the Soggy Bottom Boys in “O Brother Where Art Thou,” is always a crowd pleaser, and it perfectly showcased Stanley’s expressive voice. Stanley is 85 years old and will be turning 86 later this month. His age brings a level of soul to his voice that simply can’t be replicated. He slowed the show for a somber moment, perform-

ing his Grammy-winning rendition of “O Death.” The song is beautiful no matter what, but Stanley’s mournful tones made his a capella rendering even more striking. Watching a man of his age, who can really feel the lyrics, sing the song was a very moving experience. Even in his age, Stanley can wail out the high harmonies that make the song so great. The band also played to the audience of Mountaineers when they asked for requests and were met with shouts of many songs, but eventually played “Good Ol’ Mountain Dew.” The song is not only a bluegrass standard, but it is an integral part of “The Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band’s, traditional pregame show. In short, the audience loved it. The show was a family affair, and it included Stanley’s son, Ralph II, and his grandson, Nathan. Ralph II was formerly the rhythm guitarist in the Clinch Mountain Boys and has since begun his own solo career. He performed one of his own songs, entitled

“Bluefield,” about southern West Virginia. The more modern country was in stark contrast to the classic bluegrass of the rest of the show, but was welcomed warmly by the receptive audience. Nathan is the current rhythm guitarist, and he is also beginning in a solo career of his own. This included a song he wrote in tribute to his grandfather, which the band performed early in the show. Stanley’s legendar y banjo-picking style, a variation on Earl Scruggs’ threefinger style, is continued by Mitchell Van Dyke, whose impressive speed made his solos exciting every time. All of the members of the Clinch Mountain boys are incredibly accomplished musicians, but the really great part of the show was the authenticity of the style. This was old-school bluegrass as it’s meant to be. It looks like Stanley’s impact on bluegrass will outlive him in performers like the Clinch Mountain Boys, who perpetuate the classics. daa&


Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys perform at Morgantown’s Metropolitan Theatre.

High school honor band displays local, upcoming talent BY noelle harris a&e writer

The West Virginia University School of Music held its annual High School Invitation Honor Band concert this weekend. The event ended with a performance by the students. Participants were placed into one of three bands based on their auditions, which were held Thursday. After selecting the perfect groups, those three bands performed at the concert. They played songs such as William Latham’s “Brighton Beach” and “The Light Eternal” by James Swearingen. Although the bands only had two days to practice together, it sounded as if they had been practicing for weeks, even months. They performed their selections to near perfection, and some of the credit must go to the people helping with honor band. WVU students helped lead the Honor Band students, and WVU music faculty led master classes in their instruments for the students. Guest conductors were also brought in to direct the

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high school students. Those conductors were Stephen Pratt, director of Bands at Indiana University, Jonathan Waters, director of the Ohio State University Marching Band and Athletic Bands, and Michael Luley, director of Bands at Lake Braddock High School in Virginia. The conductors worked with the students all weekend to prepare them for the concert. More than 350 students participated, and the conductors ensured their success during the performance. They performed music usually played by high school and college ensem-

bles, although some of the students were just freshmen in high school. Perhaps the most impressive song was “The Light Eternal.” The arrangement is beautiful to begin with, but the ensemble performed it excellently. All of the music was performed with great skill, and this shows potential for WVU, since some of these talented students will likely attend the University in the future. For more information on this event and upcoming events in the College of Creative Arts, visit ccarts. daa&


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The price of unhealthy habits

It’s a widely reported statistic: According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 32 percent of West Virginian adults are obese (meaning they have a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater), and more than 67 percent are overweight (BMI of 25 or greater). Based on the most recent rankings, this is good for third worst in the nation, with Louisiana and Mississippi both narrowly surpassing West Virginia in this distressing category. Again, this is nothing

new. We’ve all listened to everyone from our professors to our politicians going on and on about it. But what does it really mean? What is behind this problem, and what are its effects? The causes of West Virginia’s obesity problems are a complex combination of socioeconomic factors. But the effects are much clearer and can easily be quantified. Obesity-related medical conditions are responsible for more than $150 billion of health care spending in

the United States each year. Considering the health care spending crisis our country is currently mired in, these billions in preventable spending could go a long way toward helping address illnesses that are not preventable. Estimates suggest upward of 300,000 Americans die prematurely due to obesity-related conditions every year. On an individual level, being overweight sets off a devastating chain of negative health effects that con-

tribute to billions in health care spending and can ultimately lead to an untimely death. Excess fat tissue in the body causes the heart to strain to facilitate the delivery of nutrients, which results in high blood pressure. Additionally, obesity is known to cause type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart attacks, joint problems, sleep apnea and respiratory problems. Obesity also increases the risk for many different types of cancer, including breast and

colon cancer. Although it is important for our leaders to promote healthy lifestyles, it is ultimately our individual responsibilities to maintain a healthy body. As students, our busy lifestyles and low budgets unfortunately contribute to bad eating habits that lead to weight gain. In the long run, these bad habits can have disastrous effects on ourselves and on our entire country. There are plenty of healthy, affordable food options readily available for

students with the discipline to forgo fast food. Moreover, being students provides all of us with access to state-ofthe art exercise facilities. If you make exercise a priority in your life, you will find the time to do it. Ultimately, making the switch to a healthy lifestyle is all about discipline. The sooner we all stop making excuses for our unhealthy habits and embrace a leaner, more active lifestyle, the better off we will all be.

President Obama’s STEM obsession micah conkling columnist

During his State of the Union address, President Obama continued his push of STEM (which stands for science, technology, engineering and math) education. According to Obama, his administration wants to “reward schools” that “create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering and math – the skills today’s employers are looking for to fill jobs right now and in the future.” Obama believes STEM disciplines are important, which they most definitely are. However, Obama’s monomaniacal obsession with creating jobs for STEM disciplines and training STEM students and teachers is not just a broken record, but one playing a potentially harmful and out-of-touch tune. Science, technology, engineering and math are, in some way, the “disciplines of the future” Obama and other policymakers declare them to be. The world is becoming more global as technology gets more complex, and as progressive technologies are created, more jobs will be created. However, when Obama claims we are in reach of being “a country that leads the world in educating its people” and “an America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs,” the President is ignoring disciplines that help comprise his base, fuel democracy in this country and participate in the type of civic activism necessary for all the change he promised our country. A degree or career in the fields of history, English, philosophy and other humanities isn’t a fast track to the upper or even middle class that Obama claims should be every citizen’s opportunity, but they are vital, breathing foundations of our country, and they are significant facets of American education and discourse that should be more respected, attended to and funded than they currently are.

President Barack Obama reacts as he draws a card during a learning game during a visit to a pre-kindergarten classroom in Decatur, Ga., Thursday President Obama is – relative to someone like Mitt Romney who wanted to cut funding for both the NEA and PBS – a “humanities” president. He wrote poetry for Occidental College’s undergraduate literary journal, claims Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Gilead” as a favorite book and has worked diligently to alleviate National Endowment for the Arts cuts, instead proposing a 5.5 percent increase in the 2013 budget. At the 2011 National Medals of Arts and Humanities Ceremony, Obama quoted both Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman and said “The arts and the hu-

manities do not just reflect America,” but “they shape America.” Yet his recent rhetoric doesn’t back his projected belief in the arts. President Obama invoked the memory of “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall” in his inaugural address – but how is America supposed to remember these happenings and the changes that took place there without an emphasis on history? He consistently speaks about progress, peace and equality – but how are Americans supposed to access and enact these ideals without a vibrant awareness of literature and philosophy?

Science, technology, engineering and math are vital disciplines in the United States of America. West Virginia University is a thriving example of STEM educations being fostered, leading to incredible progress and new jobs for our nation. But the STEM disciplines aren’t everything. To be a nation that “accepts certain obligations to one another and to future generations” and to be “the authors of the next great chapter in our American story” like Obama called for in his State of the Union, we need roots and leaves, too. We need to know where we came from and have the ability to reflect on and an-

alyze our past so we don’t make the same errors again. We need to know how we can make better choices building in the future, not just high-speed railroads or computer programs, but schools, relationships and ideas. These sorts of postures and skills come from the humanities – an American tradition that needs to be better and more healthfully curated in our schools and in political rhetoric. I hope President Obama’s neglect of the humanities in his public speaking isn’t evidence of a more harrowing problem. In a recent New Yorker post, artist Teju Cole raises questions about Obama’s drone-killing pol-


icies and asks, “How on earth did this happen to the reader in chief? Why was the candidate Obama, in word and in deed, so radically different from the president he became?” The humanities have the ability to shape American philosophy and action. President Obama needs to pick up the novels on his bookshelf, give them a reread and reassess both his choices with drones and his relationship with disciplines that have helped make America great. Not every problem can be solved by a formula or calculation. America needs to cultivate STEM, but support and nurture other fields, too.

21st century mass communications and working together daniel delaney brown daily herald

How do we work together? That seems to me to be the question for this new year. We’ve certainly spent more than enough time learning how to disagree. Just ask the United States Congress how much they know about that. I’ve learned a lot from them about disagreement and not working with others. U.S. history teaches us this country was built on compromise, a system of give-andtake and, above all, an underlying mutual respect for the person sitting next to you. The idea was that if our representatives worked together, the country would work better. But you know what’s a great example of our coun-


try’s compromising values? The $1.3 billion that lawmakers cost the U.S. government while they were holding the debt ceiling hostage in 2011. The threat of a potential debt downgrade nearly blasted another hole in our already-precarious economic system. The $1.3 billion was the minimum loss estimate. But what’s ironic is they did it all over again on the fiscal cliff. A message to Congress: The next time there’s another chance to have an incredibly vacuous argument about whether or not to move the country forward, please remember how much money it costs to bicker. But Congress certainly wasn’t the only one teaching class in recent years. My man Mitt Romney sure gave his fair share of classroom lectures. I learned from Romney that

changing your opinions to please people is a good way to try to get ahead in the world. I learned that if you work towards avoiding peoples’ concerns, rich folks will give you lots of money to keep doing it. But most importantly, I learned that caring 47 percent about anything gets you nowhere – sorry Mitt. I mock what I watched this November, but it’s not with pleasure that I do so. I love this country and I find it disheartening that the 2012 presidential election reminded me more of a censored Jerry Springer episode than a contest between great men of great intent and aspiration. President Obama lost the first debate not because Romney had any content to his argument, but because Obama underestimated Romney’s capacity for obfuscation and

his determination to reposition himself – yet again – to suit the mood of the general electorate. It’s sad that we live in a time in which people are so uninformed and uninterested in working towards a common good and that politics is now a form of entertainment – or blood sport – instead of the respected form of civil service that produced great men and women in our history. How can it be that we claim to be the descendants of the “Greatest Generation,” a group of people whose great strength lay in their understanding that, at times, individual sacrifice and compromise are necessary in order for everyone to be better off? Two months ago, a gunman in Connecticut mowed down 27 people: 20 small children, six teachers and his mother.

This happened three days after a gunman shot up a mall in Oregon and in the same year as fatal mass shootings in Minneapolis, Tulsa, a Sikh temple, the midnight showing of a movie, a coffee bar in Seattle and a Halloween party on a college campus. Twentyseven, two, six, three, six, 12, six, two. That’s a body count of 64. It’s time to ask again: How do we work together? It’s time that our political system answer that question and learn to live within the times – not expect the times to live with them. Our age is being reshaped by mass communication and mass communication is where change will begin. I loved that after every presidential debate, Facebook turned into a political forum for ideas and opinions on the candidates’ performances.

That shows me there is hope, that people are interested. All of you who put up statuses that told me to keep my politics to myself can get lost. We need discussion. That’s how we will begin to make a difference. Next time you read about something you think ought to be recognized and changed, I want to hear about it. My friend at Northwestern University wants to hear about it. The Herald wants to hear about it. Chances are, people you never would expect to care want to hear about it. In the end, it’s simple. Whether or not we solve the issues of our time will be the ultimate reflection of whether or not we can learn to work together – you, me, our congressmen, our professors, the deans, our new president – we is all of us.








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M O U N TA I N E E R S F O R CHRIST, a Christian student organization, hosts free supper and Bible study at its Christian Student Center. Supper is at 8:15 p.m., and Bible study begins at 9 p.m. All students are welcome. For more information, call 304-599-6151 or visit 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, email hlargen@mix. 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 304-2880817 or 304-879-5752. MCM is hosted at 7:30 p.m. in 293 Willey St. All are welcome. AMIZADE has representatives in the commons area of the Mountainlair from 9 a.m.-1

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WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. W E L LW V U : S T U D E N T HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. 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.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well. to find out more information.

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DAILY HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you have a unique opportunity to expand your horizons. Your creativity soars, and Lady Luck seems to be riding on your shoulder. Still, don’t take anything for granted, and be sure to use good sense. If you are single, you could meet someone very special and significant to your life history. The process of getting to know each other will prove to be unusually rewarding. If you are attached, the two of you start acting like new lovers. Romance blooms, and a new addition to the family becomes a possibility. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH If you don’t accomplish what you want to do early on, you might find that it becomes more difficult as the day goes on. Others seem to interfere with your normal routine. View an obstacle that appears on your path as a sign to think carefully before continuing. Tonight: Talk to a friend. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Emphasize the role that others play in your life in order to manifest a goal. The additional responsibility you have shouldered in the past few weeks seems to pay off. If you’re wondering which way to go with a present situation, listen to feedback. Tonight: Balance your budget. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH You’ll head into work feeling sure of yourself. If you want something done your way, you’ll have to take the lead. You might feel the need to start over, even if you don’t want to lose the work, as you continue to see problems arise with this project. Tonight: To the wee hours.

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Members of the West Virginia basketball team celebrate after a defensive stop against Texas Tech Saturday.


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Kilicli scores 25, West Virginia holds on to beat Red Raiders by nick arthur

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After beating Texas Tech by 16 on the road two weeks earlier, many assumed West Virginia would accomplish something similar at home Saturday afternoon – especially after racing out to a 10-point lead late in the first half. But it was a late defensive stop and a career-high 25 points from senior forward Deniz Kilicli that pushed the Mountaineers (13-12, 6-6) past the Red Raiders (9-14, 2-10) 66-64 in front of 10,530 at the WVU Coliseum. Kilicli connected on 9 of 11 shot attempts and helped foul out two members of Texas Tech’s frontcourt on his way to one of his most impressive games of his career. “It happens sometimes,” Kilicli said. “They didn’t guard me the way other teams guarded me … I just went out there and tried to do what I did in practice.” The Mountaineers were able to hold off a late push by the Raiders despite 18 turnovers and 17 missed free throws.

“The truth of the matter is, if you go 24 for 41 from the foul line and turn it over 18 times and still win, it is pretty remarkable,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “Obviously, Deniz (Kilicli) played very well. I think if we could pass the ball better, I think he could have gotten 40 … I think he was open quite a few more times.” Freshman guard Eron Harris scored 15 points – his ninth game in double digits in his last 10 outings – 10 of which came in the second half. Harris didn’t get frustrated by the slow start, a character trait of the true freshman his head coach hasn’t overlooked. “The good thing about Eron is he’s not one of those guys that pouts,” Huggins said. “He just keeps playing.” The Mountaineers took a 32-25 lead into the locker room and had multiple opportunities to pull away in the second half – much like they did in the first matchup between the two schools in Lubbock, Texas.

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West Virginia freshman guard Eron Harris attempts a layup against Texas Tech Saturday.


WVU takes one in first series of season

If you subscribe to the national coverage of college basketball, it’s unlikely you missed Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim maliciously deriding ESPN’s feature college basketball writer Andy Katz during a postgame press conference five days ago. If you did, let me quickly catch you up on the situation. After Syracuse lost 6658 at UConn in what was its third loss in five games, (Syracuse has only lost four games all season), Katz opened the postgame interview session with a remarkably harmless question. “Jim, what has the series with UConn meant to you and meant to Syracuse?” Katz said. But the response from Boeheim was anything but harmless. In fact, it was extremely inflammatory, combative, unprofessional and vindictive. More simply put, in my opinion, it was flat-out embarrassing for one of Syracuse University’s most recognizable ambassadors, and thus, for the university as a whole. “I’ll answer anyone’s question but yours,” Boeheim sneeringly replied. “Because you’re an idiot and really a disloyal person. A few other things I could add, but I’m not going to go there.” Gee, Jim, I’m sure Katz really appreciates you “not going there.” Jokes aside, lets get something absolutely straight. Katz owes Boeheim absolutely nothing. Not his loyalty, not his friendship by default and certainly not his respect, after the publicly verbal assault launched by the second-winningest active coach in Division I college basketball, who was acting like anything but on that particular night. Katz is an unbiased sports journalist with a job to do. He’s not an employee of Syracuse’s basketball and certainly not someone who should be personally accountable to Boeheim. Now, as you can imagine, almost everyone’s initial reaction was simply trying to deduce what on earth Katz

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In its first regular-season action of the year, the West Virginia baseball team experienced mixed results in its three-game series against North Florida. The Mountaineers got off to a slow start in the first game of the series, falling 4-0. Preseason All-Atlantic Sun Conference pitcher Tyler Moore shut down the WVU offense, earning the win after working five scoreless innings without allowing a runner past second base. Junior Corey Walter took the loss for the Mountaineers after working 4.2 innings, surrendering one

earned run while scattering eight Osprey hits. Juniors Alex Bacon and Ryan Roberson led the way offensively for UNF. Roberson led the team with three hits while Bacon drove in a pair of runs. WVU threatened in the top of the ninth inning, loading the bases with one out, but UNF freshman Corbin Olmstead was able to induce a game-ending double play off the bat of pinch hitter Max Nogay to put away any thoughts of a Mountaineer comeback. Game two of the series saw an offensive awakening for the Mountaineers. The team produced six runs on the strength of 12 hits but fell just short due to a

walk-off single by senior Joe Wielbruda. The walk-off was the culmination of a two-run inning for the Ospreys as they came in to the ninth trailing 6-5. Sophomore Spencer Herrmann earned the victory for the Ospreys on 2.2 innings of relief. Herrmann allowed just one unearned run on two hits while registering three strikeouts. Junior Pascal Paul took the loss for the Mountaineers, surrendering two runs on two hits over one inning of relief work. Although they came up short in the first two games of the season, the Mountaineers were able to avoid a sweep in the series finale,

putting it all together for a 4-3 win that went down to the wire. Jacob Rice kick-started the offense for WVU, coming up big with a two-out RBI single in the top of the third, giving the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead. The Ospreys responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the third. Spencer Herrmann singled to center field, then promptly stole second base with two outs in the inning. Joe Wielbruda singled Herrmann in to tie the game at 1, but was thrown out trying to advance to second to end the inning. Senior Brady Wilson


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WVU performs well in final home meet By Kevin Hooker Sports writer

Thanks to several firstplace finishes by the West Virginia track and field team, the Mountaineers had a strong showing at the Gold-Blue Open at the WVU Shell Building. The Mountaineers will be traveling for the remainder of the season, as this was their last home, indoor meet of the year. West Virginia took the top four spots in the 500-meter run with freshmen Christa D’Egidio and Peyton Hampson taking the top two spots and finishing with personal-best times of 1:17 and 1:18.34, respectively. Junior Arielle

Gaither came in third with a time of 1:18.46, while junior Allison Tyree finished in fourth with a time of 1:22.47. Senior Sydney Cummings led the way in the high jump with a first-place finish and a mark of 1.77 meters. Cummings’ distance ranked third all time in WVU program history. “Sydney is now realizing her true potential,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. Freshman Ashanti Bess finished first in the 60-meter dash with a personal best time of 8.09 meters and the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.53 seconds. She also took second place in the 400-meter

dash with a time of 59.84 seconds. Despite the calm atmosphere of the meet, Cleary and the Mountaineers are satisfied with their marks. “While the meet was low key, we had a few good performances this weekend,” Cleary said. “We did offer the girls an opportunity to stay in a competitive frame of mind before next weekend.” Senior Jordan Hamric recorded a first-place finish in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:59.24 in her first time competing this season. Freshman Shannen Daly also took first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.41.

Senior Alanna Pritts and sophomore Karissa Knabenshue swept the weight throw, taking the top two spots, respectively. Knabenshue also took the top spot in the shot put with a distance of 11.95 meters. The Mountaineers will head to Ames, Iowa, Feb. 22-23 for their first-ever Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Lied Recreational Center at Iowa State University. Cleary and the Mountaineers understand the difficulties facing them next weekend. “Hopefully we work out a few more kinks as we move forward,” Cleary said.


Bedenbaugh to join staff at Oklahoma by michael carvelli sports editor

Former West Virginia offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has been hired in the same capacity by Oklahoma. “We are excited to welcome Bill and his family to the University of Oklahoma,” said Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops in a release. “Bill is a passionate teacher and a demanding coach, who I believe will make an immediate impact on our football team. “His track record of developing physical and disciplined offensive

linemen makes him an excellent fit for our program. Bill is also an accomplished recruiter, who will join the rest of our staff in continuing to attract some of the nation’s most talented student-athletes to Oklahoma.” Bedenbaugh spent two years on Dana Holgorsen’s staff following a stint as the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Arizona under former Wildcats head coach and current Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops. The St. Charles, Ill., native also spent time with Holgorsen on Mike Leach’s staff at Texas Tech

and worked on the Red Raiders’ staff from 2000-06. “Our family is thrilled about the opportunity to join coach Stoops and his staff at the University of Oklahoma,” Bedenbaugh said. “I have a great admiration for the championship tradition of Oklahoma football and can’t wait to get on the field with our student-athletes this spring. I’ve admired the Sooners for many years and possess a great appreciation for the talent on this roster and coaching staff.” At WVU, Bedenbaugh coached teams that set single-season school re-

cords for total offense and passing. Last season, the Mountaineers ranked fifth in the country in pass efficiency and were in the top 10 in scoring, total offense and passing offense. Bedenbaugh was also named one of the nation’s top 50 recruiters by this year. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan in 1995 after playing for Leach for four years and started coaching at Oklahoma Panhandle State, Valdosta State, Central Michigan and Ferris State before joining the staff at Texas Tech.


Agent cancels all future races for Oscar Pistorius


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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ track career was put on hold indefinitely Sunday as his agent canceled all future races so the double-amputee Olympian can focus on defending himself against his murder charge. After visiting Pistorius at the police station he is being held at, agent Peet van Zyl said in a statement there is “no option but to cancel all future races that Oscar Pistorius had been contracted to compete in to allow Oscar to concentrate on the upcoming legal proceedings.” Pistorius was arrested and charged with the Valentine’s Day murder of model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot multiple times at Pistorius’ upscale Pretoria home in the early hours of Thursday. Pistorius has been held since Friday at the Brooklyn police station in the South


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Monday February 18, 2013

women’s basketball

WVU erases deficit, knocks off No. 23 Iowa State by amit batra sports writer

With five games remaining in the season, the West Virginia women’s basketball team looked to helps its NCAA Tournament cause Sunday afternoon against No. 23 Iowa State. After a cold shooting night against Oklahoma State Wednesday night, the Mountaineers wanted redemption against a Cyclones team that narrowly won in Morgantown a few weeks ago. ISU had the hot start to get the game underway, jumping to a quick 10-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game. It shot 4 of 6 from the field and 2 of 3 from beyond the arc on the 10-0 run. West Virginia couldn’t get it going in the early stages of the game, going 0 for 6 from the field. It wouldn’t let up, however. Despite trailing by double digits, the Mountaineers fought all the way back and took the lead in the late stages of the game. When Iowa State was up 66-65 with seconds remaining, a turnover sparked an Averee Fields layup to give WVU a

67-66 lead with 12 seconds remaining. An offensive foul call on the Cyclones’ sophomore guard Nikki Moody sent junior guard Brooke Hampton to the line for two critical shots with three seconds remaining. She nailed one of two to give West Virginia a 68-66 cushion. WVU held off any late-game magic to earn the much-needed road victory in front of 11,951 people. “I thought we did a good job. We had to make it ugly, because we weren’t scoring, so we had to have more quickness and try to get some traps and turnovers,” said head coach Mike Carey. “They (Iowa State) do a great job. They’re a great team and very physical. They had some foul trouble, and we were in foul trouble, but we were able to pull it off at the end. It’s a big win for us coming off a loss at home against Oklahoma State.” With the victory, West Virginia improved to 1510 (7-7 Big 12), while Iowa State fell to 18-6 overall and a 9-5 conference record. The Mountaineers got 41 bench points to add to their attack Sunday after-

noon. Freshman guard Bria Holmes sparked WVU with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting. She also shot better than 50 percent from long range. Despite fouling out, senior center Ayana Dunning had 13 points and four rebounds for West Virginia. “I thought Bria Holmes came off the bench and hit some good shots for us for a freshman in this kind of atmosphere,” Carey said. “I want to say great crowd and great atmosphere. They do it right here. I think they deserve a lot of credit.” Even with the lingering troubles from the charity stripe (10 of 20, 50 percent), West Virginia shot 52 percent from the field. Both teams had 19 turnovers, but it was ISU’s trouble shooting that gave it fits, building on its early lead. The Cyclones shot 21.7 percent from deep on 5-of23 shooting. While they did have nine more free throw attempts than the Mountaineers, West Virginia was able to shoot the ball significantly better on this day. Iowa State shot 41.3 percent from the field. For Iowa State, junior forward Hallie Christofferson would once again be

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West Virginia senior center Ayana Dunning attempts a shot against Oklahoma State last week. unstoppable. Her 27 points on 9-of-12 shooting and six rebounds paved the way for ISU. Christofferson also made her 1,000th point Sunday. Moody added 14 points and four assists, despite turning over the ball eight times. Senior forward

Chelsea Poppens would add 10 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks for the Cyclones. Despite trailing at the half by five, West Virginia outscored Iowa State 4639 in the second half. WVU also had 35 more bench

points on the afternoon (41-6). The Mountaineers will now travel to Fort Worth for a showdown next Saturday against TCU. Tipoff will be at 8 p.m.

college basketball

No. 20 Wisconsin cruises past No. 13 Ohio State, 71-49 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin can be awfully good when it is making shots. Ohio State found that out Sunday. The 20th-ranked Badgers shot 53 percent from the field, their best performance of the season, to rout No. 13 Ohio State 71-49. “The guys got good looks, and they went down,” Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. “They didn’t change anything. I’d like to say we did, that we found something.” It was a dramatic turnaround offensively for Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) after Thursday, when the Badgers went scoreless over the final 5 minutes in regulation and then managed just four points in overtime while

losing at Minnesota. The 39 first-half points tied their best opening period in Big Ten play this season and were only 10 fewer than the Badgers scored for the entire game at Ohio State in a Jan. 29 loss. Ohio State coach Thad Matta said it was just one of those games when the Badgers could do no wrong, perhaps best summed up in the second half when Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson banked in an off-balance shot as the clock shot expired. Even so, Matta said he was at a loss to explain how poorly Ohio State (18-7, 8-5) played on defense. “We’ve seen the results if we’re not going to play defen-

sively. We’re not a good basketball team,” Matta said. “If we’re going to rely on trying to outscore people, that’s not going to happen.” The win kept Wisconsin tied with Michigan for third in the conference, two games behind leaders Indiana and Michigan State. Ohio State dropped into fifth place. Wisconsin put Ohio State in a hole early and never let the Buckeyes climb out of it. The Badgers took control with an 18-0 run in the first half that lasted more than 7 minutes and put them up 24-6. At one point in the run, Matta called timeout and said he lost it with his players, asking in bewilderment what was going on.

“The way we opened the game defensively, guys catch and shoot, we weren’t even challenging shots,” Matta said. Things weren’t much better on the offensive end. DeShaun Thomas led Ohio State with 18 points, though he needed 17 shots to do it and only got to the foul line once. Sam Thompson added 10 points but Aaron Craft was held to four on 2-of-9 shooting, and the team shot less than 38 percent from the field. That included 3 of 12 from 3-point range. Ohio State had only six assists and trailed by 17 points at halftime. That was its largest deficit at the break since March 22, 2007, when the

Buckeyes trailed Tennessee by the same margin but went on to win 85-84. “This is on us,” Craft said. “Coaches can’t get us ready to play. The responsibility is on us as individual players. We’ve got to go and bring teammates with us. We can’t play like this in February. This is beginning-of-the-year mistakes and mental errors.” Wisconsin, by comparison, was a model of efficiency on offense. The Badgers had 16 assists on 29 field goals and were 7 of 19 from 3-point range. Ben Brust and Jared Berggren each scored 15 points to lead the Badgers, while Brust also had 11 rebounds. Sam Dekker came off the bench to

score 13 for Wisconsin, and Jackson added 10. Berggren said the Badgers didn’t do anything differently against the Buckeyes. He chalked up the offensive effort to a landslide effect — when a couple of guys started making shots early, it just spread across the team. It also helped that the Badgers took advantage of Ohio State playing them tight on defense, making hard cuts to the rim and then kicking the ball out to open 3-point shooters. “I think a big part is just knocking down shots,” Berggren said. “I think we got a lot of the same looks, but everything seems better when the ball goes in.”


forward James Southerland, who was forced to sit out six games. Perhaps Katz obtained some sensitive information “off the record” and published it. But in fact, the actual dispute stems all the way back to an interview Katz attempted to conduct with Boeheim in November of 2011.

The attempted interview came just days after ESPN reported the heinous allegations that Bernie Fine, longtime friend and assistant coach to Boeheim, had molested two former Syracuse basketball ball boys. According to Boeheim, on that day, Katz did the absolutely unthinkable – he inquired about the possibility

of the allegations. Horrific, I know. Trying to procure more information on a sex-abuse scandal that involved children? How dare he? I’ll be clear – I can completely understand why Boeheim would want to defend Fine. The two men have been very close friends for a very long time, and an allegation of that magnitude is nothing to scoff at. The allegation alone can cripple a person’s reputation, regardless of whether it has any merit. Take the infamous Duke lacrosse team incident, for example. Three Duke students were wrongly tried, convicted and executed in the court of public opinion for allegedly raping a stripper who attended North Carolina Central University. The students’ innocence was eventually proven, but not before irreparable damage had already been done to their reputations and to Duke’s. That was about five years before the Fine allegations crept to the surface, so again, I can completely

understand why Boeheim would be so utterly defensive of his friend and colleague. He knew the stakes. But even so, he didn’t defend Fine in the right way or anything close to it, for that matter. Katz wasn’t trying to intentionally ruin anyone’s reputation; he’s too good a journalist, and someone in Boeheim’s position should be able to acknowledge that someone doesn’t rise to Katz’ position without demonstrating a strong sense of integrity for his craft. Still, Boeheim treated Katz like he was working for a tabloid. In all honesty, all Boeheim had to do was answer the questions honestly and truthfully, or maybe simply voice his concerns in private, instead of attempting to publicly humiliate Katz in a postgame press conference, and I’m sure this issue could have been behind him well before it became any more toxic. But the Syracuse head coach was so put off by Katz’s attempts to get a legitimate answer on the situation two Novembers ago

that he has literally ostracized Katz from directly covering his team ever since, basically preventing him from doing his job in those circumstances. Boeheim “clarified” his comments a couple days later, attempting to explain why he said the things he did at the UConn presser, still offering no apologies. He needs to. Although Boeheim’s annual salary of nearly $2 million is obviously principally based on winning basketball games, he is also getting paid to answer the media’s questions, which are normally indicative of America’s queries as a whole. It’s time for Boeheim to realize this, and to realize Katz was only trying to do his job – like any other legitimate professional would have done in that same situation – and ultimately, the longer this feud carries on, the worse it will not only reflect on himself, but also the University he’s being paid millions of dollars to positively represent.


gins said. “People at this level are too good not to play every play.” Freshman guard Terry Henderson scored 8 points on 2 of 3 shooting. The freshmen duo of Henderson and Harris is beginning to become explosive on the offensive end. “I’d love to play them (at the same time). They just have to do a better job defen-

sively, and they have to pass the ball better,” Huggins said. “If you noticed, Deniz didn’t get the ball a lot when they were in the game together. Deniz has got to get the ball.” Dusty Hannahs led the Red Raiders with 12 points on three 3-pointers, but Texas Tech shot just 41 percent from the field.

to score on a double play. The Mountaineers escaped the inning with their lead intact at 3-2. Brady Wilson led off the top of the ninth with a triple for the Mountaineers and eventually came around to score on Alan Filauro’s single. The back-to-back hits gave WVU a 4-2 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth. Freshman Donnie Dewees hit a one-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth to bring the score to

4-3, but pitcher Pascal Paul was able to shut the door after that, giving the Mountaineers their first win of the season. Dan Dierdorff got the win, working 6.1 innings while giving up two earned runs on seven hits. Next up for the Mountaineers is a two-game set with Youngstown State, with the first game scheduled for a noon start Feb. 22 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Continued from page 7 But turnovers and mental lapses prevented West Virginia from putting away its opponent. “We take plays off. We get a little run going, and because we don’t play every play, they take advantage of you,” Hug-


Continued from page 7 piled on two more runs for the Mountaineers in the top of the fourth with a one-out single that scored Billy Fleming and Matt Frazer. North Florida loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth inning, but WVU pitcher Dan Dierdorff was able to minimize the damage, only allowing one run

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