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Monday February 24, 2014

Volume 126, Issue 103

Malcolm X’s daughter to visit WVU by evelyn merithew staff writer @dailyathenaeum

Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of African American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X, will present the legacy of her father to West Virginia University students tonight at 7 in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. “Growing Up X: A Pilgrimage to Freedom, Equality and Peace,” will reveal Mal-

colm X and Shabazz’s journey to promote freedom and equality for African American Muslims. “I think it’s great that the University is having Malcolm X’s daughter come to speak to students,” said Mathias Ngang, a petroleum and natural gas engineering student. “It’s good for the awareness of the many different cultures we have here at WVU.” The event is part of the third annual Leading Afro-

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American Muslim Professionals event series and is sponsored by the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research, the WVU Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Government Association, and the Islamic Center of Morgantown. Shabazz will discuss her Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city located in Saudi Arabia, her experiences as an African American Muslim woman, women’s

rights in Islam and human empowerment. Shabazz is recognized as one of the top 500 influential Muslims in the world. She accompanied Bill Clinton to support and commemorate the election campaign of Nelson Mandela following his imprisonment and is the author of “Growing Up X,” “Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X” and “The Diary of Malcolm X.”

Shabazz witnessed her father’s murder at the age of three and devoted her life to passing on his ethics and principles. 2013’s LAMP speaking event featured Hussain Muhammed Abdullah, a Kansas City Chiefs safety who sat out of the 2012-13 NFL season to perform the Hajj, an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and the largest gathering of Muslim people in the world every year. The WVU Center for Black

IF YOU G0 WHEN: Tonight at 7 WHERE: Mountainlair Ballrooms Culture and the WVU Office of Diversity will also host a film screening of “Malcolm X,” and a panel discussion on his life Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Gluck Theatre. To learn more about Shabazz and her teachings, visit




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The West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism announced Friday it will soon be known as the Reed College of Media. The name change, which will take effect July 1, was made to better represent the diverse academic programs the school offers. “We’ve been making significant changes over the past several years in terms of curriculum and our academic programs. We have been continually updating our program to prepare students for the changing media industry,” said Maryanne Reed, the dean of the SOJ. “We

What do you think about the SOJ’s new name change? Take our poll at thought our name wasn’t necessarily reflective of really where we are right now with our programs and where we want to go.” In recent years, the school has launched a new major in strategic communications and a minor and individual courses in social media. The SOJ has added other courses to give students the ability to navigate communication through various media platforms, including the nation’s first online

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Dance marathon raises more than $24k for Children’s Hospital


SGA banners were dropped in the Mountainlair marking the beginning of campaigning. This year two parties and one independent candidate will run for office.

Campaign timeline

March 5

March 3

•FEB. 24

Voting Day 2 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Polling Places: Mountainlair, Rec Center, Health Sciences

Debate begins at 6:30 p.m. in Mountainlair food court.

Campaigning begins.

March 4

Voting Day 1 9 a.m. - 7p.m. Po l l i n g l o c at i o n s : Mountainlair, Law School, Engineering Sciences Building.

•March 6

Voting Day 3 9 a.m. - 7p.m. Po l l i n g l o c at i o n s : Mountainlair, Towers, Brooks Hall. 7:45 p.m.: Unofficial results announced.

SGA kicks off 2014 election season with Mountainlair banner drop by Sam Bosserman staff writer @DAILYATHENAEUM


Participants race down the dance line as they are accompanied by high fives and cheers.


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Dance Marathon. From noon to midnight, particstaff writer ipants danced and raised @dailyathenaeum $24,917.63 for the West Virginia University ChilNearly 300 partici- dren’s Hospital. The Dance Marathon pants filled the Stansbury Hall Gym Saturday is a nationwide effort to for the “Dancing Through the Decades” themed see DANCE on PAGE 2

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Campaign banners have been dropped in the Mountainlair and active campaigning has officially started for the candidates of the 2014 Student Government Association elections. Members of the SGA elections committee placed the banners in their positions, a change from previous years where members of each respective ticket would unfurl their own banners. The campaigning period will last roughly a week, with polling locations opening March 4. SGA presidential candidate Christopher Nyden said he was excited to get out and start campaigning for his ticket. “We are called the Trusted Ticket, and with that name we – vice presidential candidate Jacob Evans and I – are trying to convey that we have brought results to the table over the past year,” Nyden said. “We know how to

get stuff done, and we will continue to get stuff done in the future.” Nyden said the No. 1 thing he looked for when selecting the members of his ticket was a strong work ethic, stating it takes a high degree of effort and passion in order to be an effective member of SGA. “A lot of times you’re going to be told no, and administrators are not always going to support whatever you’re saying to them,” Nyden said. “It’s about getting past that, and being able to find a way to make your platform pass.” Nyden said each of his ticket members’ platforms stem from a central belief in getting WVU back to the mindset that students are the lifeblood of the University. “A lot of students, when they go to an administrator, get tossed around from person to person, and it’s clear they are not being put first,” Nyden said. According to Nyden, his ticket will combat this issue by making student concerns a top priority of the school’s institutional administration.

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Group hosts Scrabble tournament to promote literacy


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The Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties’ held its ninth annual Scrabble tournament Sunday afternoon. The organization tutors a variety of English and computer skills to adults and people studying English as a second language, and LVMPC uses the Scrabble tournament to connect with the community and promote their volunteer work to the public. “We had an extra team come out today and a of couple extra people that we weren’t expecting, giving us a bigger audience than we anticipated,” said Vicki Conner, event coordinator of the tournament. The Fabulous MonoGenesis, one of the groups competing in the tournament, returned for its ninth year of Scrabble fun. “We came to have a good time and gain companionship,” said Frances Brown, a member of the Fabulous MonoGenesis. “We didn’t win last year, but we did the year before. And it’s always nice to gain bragging rights.”


Continued from page 1 support the Children’s Miracle Hospital, which helps support local children’s hospitals across the nation with the official motto of the first Dance Marathon held in 1991, “We dance for those who can’t.” “Dance Marathon is an all-year planned event. As a co-chair, we just make sure all the committees are doing their jobs, and we coordinate everything with the hospital and make sure all the kids are coming,” said Brooke Bertes, a senior biology and chemistry student and co-chair of the event. Throughout the day, the kids and their fami-


Continued from page 1 Farah Famouri, an SGA president candidate and leader of The Launch Party, said the active campaigning phase is great because it allows candidates to reach out and have discussions with the student body. “We got to hear a lot of great ideas during the signature phase, but now is the time where we get to actually talk to students and say ‘We heard you, and we want to get things done for you,’” Famouri said.

Courtney Bunner, a senior attending Morgantown High School, volunteered for the tournament with classmates. “We have community service opportunities to go out and help, and we did this last year and one of our groups actually won,” Bunner said. “It’s nice to be able to get involved and contribute to the literacy program.” Aside from the fun, members of LVMPC were able to spread information about their organization to the attendees. “Hopefully people will gain more knowledge about literacy volunteers,” said Shari Whitman, the Preston County Outreach Coordinator. “I’m assuming some people have come for the Scrabble itself, but they can learn more just from being here.” Erin Clemens, the executive director of LVMPC, was pleased to see the amount of books donated at the tournament. “(The books) are going into our Ruby ReedBox,” Clemens said. “We plan on placing these books outside gas stations, post offices and other public places.” LVMPC began as a local organization and has provided its service through the community. “This is our 30th anniversary

as an organization. All of our programs, from free basic computer classes, to typing in the Morgantown Public Library are done by volunteers,” Clemens said. “We do the Scrabble tournament to build awareness, because we want to help our learners reach their literacy goals.” Chester Ayersman, a member of LVMPC, said the organization helped him turn his life around. “Some people ask me why I get tutored. When I graduated high school, they had me in the special education program,” Ayersman said. “I’ve received help from LVMPC for at least nine years.” The organization is always looking for volunteers. “We have one paid employee who is part time, and the rest are volunteers,” said Patrick Conner, professor emeritus of West Virginia University’s Department of English. “We always can use a tutor or a volunteer. We appreciate anyone that has a little bit of time to give.” For more information on LVMPC, visit or visit the organization’s Facebook page.

lies from the WVU Children’s Hospital came by to support the dancers. Each participating team was assigned a child for the day, and as a team, they decorated a record with the child’s name and presented it to them when they arrived. “My favorite parts are the togetherness of the whole event and when the kids come, because it allows us to directly see (who) we are raising money for,” Bertes said. Morgan Nestegard, a junior interior design student, participated with Kappa Kappa Gamma and has supported Dance Marathon for the past three years. “I think it’s really important to give back to the community, and it’s just a really great way

to give back,” Nestegard said. “My favorite part of Dance Marathon is meeting the kids and their families, and we get to see the change that we are making.” Cameron Rowe, a sophomore exercise physiology student, participated with the WVU Exercise Physiology Club, which had the largest number of participants and raised the most money out of all organizations. “I’m participating because I want to become a doctor later in life, and I want to help with kids now,” Rowe said. Breanna Nolan, a senior exercise physiology student, is part of an executive board which focuses on community involvement and entertainment for Dance Marathon.

The Launch Party as a whole does not have a standard campaign platform but rather is making a commitment to create a pragmatic and effective SGA administration. “Instead of having a traditional platform, we’ve created the Student Body Strategic plan, which mirrors and complements the 2020 Strategic Plan of the University,” Famouri said. “Rather than making promises we might not be able to keep, we want to be prepared for anything that the University could throw at us as a student government.” Famouri said the Stu-

dent Body Strategic Plan not only incorporates the five goals outlined in the institutional 2020 Strategic Plan but adds a sixth goal that highlights student-specific issues. Some of the issues highlighted include parking and transportation, residence hall improvements and tuition. According to Famouri, The Launch Party will change the way SGA operates, building off the successes of current SGA President Ryan Campione’s administration. “The student body strategic plan will be a very organized document we can present to the institutional leadership,” Famouri said. “We will give them a comprehensive list of all the student issues on campus that not only SGA can tackle, but also what the (institutional) administration can tackle.” Famouri said individual members of her party’s ticket would still have platforms tackling specific issues. Both presidential candidates said they looked forward to a great week of campaigning and encouraged the student body to become active participants in the elections process.

“We hope that people are really inspired to give back. We have kids and their families coming, so they tell their stories of how the Children’s Hospital helps them and how great their experience was,” Nolan said. “We want everyone to know that their money is going to a good place, and everything goes to the Children’s Hospital here in Morgantown.” The 12 hours of dancing is only a small portion of what a child has to deal with in their lifetime, and every little bit helps. “We dance all day to symbolize how (the children) are suffering, so we keep dancing to show that we won’t stop fighting either,” Bertes said.

Monday February 24, 2014

WVU honors distinguished alumni


Newly inducted visionaries of WVU’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni are introduced Friday evening at the Erickson Alumni Center.

by daniel schatz staff writer @dailyathenaeum

West Virginia University holds an annual ceremony to honor distinguished alumni who have earned professional success and accomplished titanic achievements. WVU honored four prominent graduates at the Erickson Alumni Center Friday evening. This year the inductees included Dr. Vicente Anido Jr., the chief executive officer of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, and Dr. Gopala Krishna, the man behind the creation of such drugs as Lipitor, Rezulin, Neurontin and Nipent. Other inductees included Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, a nurse who authored several books contributing to the best exercises in the practice, and Joseph P. Steranka, CEO of the Professional Golfers Association of America. Each inductee has made large strides in their respective fields. WVU President Gordon Gee said he was honored to be presenting the inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Gee said as a person who launched his career at WVU, he understands the feelings of nostalgia and

pride the inductees were feeling, and he said this year’s inductees were of an elite group. “I’m not a mathematician, but in terms of West Virginia University’s alumni, tonight’s honorees are in the top 120th of 1 percent,” Gee said. “The academy has admitted fewer than 85 people from among the University’s 190,000 graduates, so that by itself is a sign of recognition.” Gee said the University’s reputation is built largely around the accomplishments and reputations of the institutions alumni. He expressed his pride for the school and its graduates and recognized their success as a result of their will to succeed and not just of the school’s educational instruction. In his acceptance speech, Anido said he is thankful for his time spent at the University. “If it wasn’t for what we learned in school and the friends that we met, we could have never achieved what I have been able to achieve in terms of having a great family and great careers in pharmaceuticals and nursing,” Anido said. “This is a very special place.”




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side. This positions us well for the future, so that if we ant to grow in a different direction we will have the ability to do that.” Reed said the media industry is constantly evolving, and she wants the SOJ to be able to equip its students with the digital tools and technology they need to navigate the rapidly changing industry. In the future, Reed said she wants students to have more course options with specific niches to help them grow as professional communicators. “We always want to continue to offer these (new) courses and areas of specialization,” she said. “It’s really about – within each of the individual courses – making sure students gain understanding and the ability to work across

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California almond farmers face tough choices FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — With California’s agricultural heartland entrenched in drought, almond farmers are letting orchards dry up and in some cases making the tough call to have their trees torn out of the ground, leaving behind empty fields. In California’s Central Valley, Barry Baker is one of many who hired a crew that brought in large rumbling equipment to perform the grim task in a cloud of dust. A tractor operator drove heavy steel shanks into the ground to loosen the roots and knock the trees over. Another operator, driving a brush loader equipped with a fork-like implement on the front, scooped up the trees and root balls and pushed them into a pile, where an excavator driver grabbed them up in clusters with a clawing grapple. The trees were fed into a grinder that spit wood chips into piles to be hauled away by the truckload and burned as fuel in a power plant. Baker, 54, of Baker Farming Company, has decided to remove 20 percent of his trees before they have passed their prime. There’s simply not enough water to satisfy all 5,000 acres of almonds, he said. “Hopefully, I don’t have to pull out another 20 percent,” Baker said, adding that sooner or later neighboring farmers will come to the same conclusion. “They’re hoping for the best. I don’t think it’s going to come.” There are no figures yet available to show an exact number of orchards being removed, but the economic stakes and risks facing growers are clear. Almonds and other nuts are among the most high-value crops in the Central Valley – the biggest producer of such crops in the country. In 2012, California’s almond crop had an annual value of $5 billion. This year farmers say the dry conditions are forcing them to make difficult decisions. Gov. Jerry Brown last month declared a drought


Alan Thompson of G&F Agri Service LLC looks at a tree as he manages a crew of heavy equipment operators that removed an almond orchard at Baker Farming Company in Firebaugh, Calif., Feb. 3. The state’s drought has forced farmers to remove some almond orchards earlier than they normally would because they don’t expect to have enough irrigation water. Thompson said the drought hurting farmers has increased his business by about 75 percent. emergency after the state’s driest year in recorded history. The thirst for water has sparked political battles in Washington, D.C., over use of the state’s rivers and reservoirs. This month President Barack Obama visited the Central Valley, announcing millions of dollars in relief aid that in part will help the state’s ranchers and farmers better conserve and manage water. Baker, who favors farming over politics, explained the math leading to his decision. Between now and the summer almond harvest, he would need to irrigate his orchards with scarce, expensive water and pay to have the trees pruned

and sprayed. Bringing in bee hives to pollinate the blossoms costs nearly $500 an acre. That all would amount to a $2.5 million gamble, without knowing if the next couple of months will bring significant rain to the valley floor and snow to the mountains. “You’d have wrapped a lot of money up in those trees to see what happens,” he said. Removing old trees is common practice. Almond trees remain productive for about 25 years, growers said. The state’s almond farmers removed over 10,000 acres of trees in 2012, according to a report by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Most were past

their prime. No figures are available on how many orchards farmers are removing today, said department spokesman Steve Lyle. But Alan Thompson of G&F Agri Service LLC, who leads the crew ripping out Baker’s orchards, said the drought spiked his business by 75 percent. This time of year is typically slow, but Thompson, 31, said his heavy equipment operators start at dawn each day and works until sundown, removing orchards in short order. “We don’t even mess around with cutting them up with chain saws,” he said. “That grinder is the way to do it right there.” Ryan Jacobsen, execu-

tive director of the Fresno County Farm Bureau, said he expects that almond growers will be removing trees through the spring and summer because of the drought. “I have no doubt permanent crops will be taken out because of this,” he added. Tim Lynch of Agra Marketing Group said power plants in the state nearly have more wood chips from almond trees than they can handle. Lynch’s firm acts as the middle man between growers getting rid of their trees and the power plants that need bio fuel to burn. The dry weather this winter has allowed growers to work in their orchards that are typically soggy, and the

drought pushed them to take out trees earlier than normal, he said. The high value of almonds has caught the eye of investors in recent years, who paid top-dollar for land to plant almond orchards and cash in on the bonanza. Their value remains strong, making the decision for farmers to remove orchards difficult. William Bourdeau, executive vice president of Harris Farms in Coalinga, said he and his colleagues within the next 30 days will have to confront the hard decision about scaling back their almond orchards. They’ve already decided not to plant 9,000 acres of vegetables – including 3,000 acres of lettuce that would have produced 72 million heads and generated 700,000 hours of work. Next, they may rip out 1,000 acres of almonds, a permanent crop, Bourdeau said. “I hesitate to use a number that big. Unfortunately, it’s going to that big or bigger,” he said, still holding out hope the season will turn wet. “We’re trying to limp along as long as we can.” Leaving the orchards un-watered and expecting they’ll somehow survive the drought is no option, Bourdeau said, because insects infest the dying trees and multiply, spreading to other orchards. Drawing well water is a bad option, he said. Their wells sink 2,400 feet below ground in his region of the Central Valley, providing water that’s unhealthy and compromises the crops for years, if the trees survive at all, he said. They have considered blending well and surface water to minimize the harm. Or they can remove some almonds to direct their limited water to fewer orchards. “There’s a lot of what-ifs,” Bourdeau said. “There’s no good decision. It’s what’s the least worse option.”

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Fire personnel respond to a possible case of carbon monoxide poisoning at the Legal Seafoods at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, Saturday. HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — A faulty water heater flue pipe caused the carbon monoxide leak that killed a New York restaurant manager and sent more than two dozen people to hospitals, a fire official said Sunday. Huntington Chief Fire Marshal Terence McNally said the fumes were circulated in the basement by the ventilation systems at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops on Long Island. Restaurant manager Steven Nelson was found unresponsive in the basement on Saturday night and pronounced dead at a hospital. Roger Berkowitz, president and CEO of Legal Sea Foods, said Nelson, 55, of Copiague, had worked for the restaurant for three years and had two sons. “It’s a shock, he was a great guy, we consider ourselves a family,” Berkowitz said, adding that other employees were “traumatized.”

Berkowitz said the carbon monoxide leak was “a wakeup call for commercial businesses” and that monitors should be in all businesses. Authorities initially went to the restaurant after receiving a call about a woman who had fallen and hit her head in the basement. Rescue workers who arrived at the scene started to feel lightheaded and nauseated and suspected a carbon monoxide leak, officials said. The restaurant was evacuated and 27 people were treated at hospitals. All of those impacted by the fumes were restaurant employees, police or ambulance workers. The building was not required to have carbon monoxide detectors, and there were none, McNally said. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless and can lead to death by suffocation. Police said a coroner

would officially determine Nelson’s cause of death. Autopsy information was not immediately available Sunday. No problems had been found when the restaurant was inspected last March, and another inspection was scheduled for next month, McNally said. The Walt Whitman Shops, located about 35 miles east of New York City, has more than 80 stores, including Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. The restaurant is in a separate structure from the main group of stores, in a block with The Cheesecake Factory and Panera Bread. Both restaurants were evacuated as a precaution, and The Cheesecake Factory was open as usual on Sunday. Gas lines to Panera Bread and Legal Sea Food had been shut off, McNally said, with Panera likely to get gas back Monday morning.

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Is Beyonce sending the right message? JAKE JARVIS A&E WRITER

Let me start by saying I love Beyonce. I own every one of her albums, I jam to her in the car, and I nearly had a heart attack when her new self-titled album dropped unexpectedly. My favorite song from the new album, like most of the world, is “Drunk in Love.” Her performance with husband Jay-Z at the Grammy’s was phenomenal and further cemented her as one of the greatest performers of our time.

This song was my go-to song. And then I started listening to the lyrics. “We woke up in the kitchen saying/How the hell did this shit happen?” Beyonce sings in the bridge. It’s so nice to see the power couple still have an active sex life after marriage and the birth of their child, Blue Ivy Carter. Who says married couples lose passion after welcoming a baby? I totally approve. What I don’t approve of is the message that it’s okay to get drunk and have sex. For Beyonce and Jay-Z, this is fine. They are two consenting adults in a monog-

amous relationship. But for others, particular college girls, this message is propagating rape culture. Rape is defined as “forced sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal or oral penetration. Penetration may be by a body part or an object,” according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest Nation Network. There is an idea that as long as someone says yes, then it’s consensual. If a person is intoxicated or their judgment is impaired in any way, they are not capable of giving consent. So guys, if a girl says yes with a red Solo cup in her hand, think again. The same goes for girls.

Beyonce made herself into somewhat of a feminist, or at the very least a powerful female role model, in most of America’s eyes. In hit single “Single Ladies,” she empowered women to have higher standards for men. And in “Run the World,” Beyonce stated very clearly women run the world. Her messages are usually great. Usually. I’ve come to accept what Queen Bey says without question. And that’s a problem. “Drunk in Love” romanticizes the idea of getting drunk, having sex and waking up in an unknown location. It makes it seem

okay for girls to lose their right to consent. It creates an illusion for men that targeting drunk women is okay. “It’s okay baby we’re just drunk in love.” But what good can come from a drunken hook-up? Nothing. Can a real relationship build on the foundation of a fuzzy night? Of course not. Ladies, the kind of guy who would take advantage of you when you are incapable of defending yourself is not the kind of guy you need in your life. There’s nothing wrong with drinking and flirting. By all means, bat those eyelashes, lick those lips

What does it mean to be a Mountaineer? DAVID SCHLAKE COLUMNIST

It is strange how quickly one learns to love being a student at West Virginia University. While many schools have impressive sports programs and large followings to go with them, not many schools carry the same kind of school spirit as we do here in Morgantown. There’s simply a different atmosphere here and different kind of passion and pride that goes into being a part of this school. There is nowhere quite like WVU. Now, when I measure school spirit, I don’t mean the amount of blue or gold paint you apply to your body or the amount of glit-


ter you put on your face. I mean real school spirit. I mean the spirit current Mountaineer Mascot, Jonathan Kimble, brings to every event, whether it’s an athletic event, a fundraiser or just waking up in the morning. I mean the spirit that brought us all together in the Coliseum, when the players aren’t in the game by themselves but with the student body. And to some extent, that’s what we are here in Morgantown. We’re a huge family with one thing always remaining as a top priority – the success and prosperity of this school. Let’s go back to football season. Although this season may not have been one for our quarterbacks, look at Clint Trickett. The guy was holding his arm in pain after every pass he made to keep his team in the game, for

more than one game. Sure, he didn’t have quite the season that he was hoping for, but that’s loyalty. That’s admirable. That’s what it means to be a Mountaineer. After every win, we all put our arms around each other and sing John Denver’s song “Country Roads,” which we’ve made our school’s unofficial anthem. This is such a unique tradition that brings us all together unlike anything else. And after a big win, like our football victory against Oklahoma State, or our basketball victory against Iowa State, the players come and sing it with us. If you were there for the game we beat Oklahoma State, then you know the feeling of chills on your arms as the traditional singing of “Country Roads” took place.



If you were there at the Iowa State game when we put up 102 points, you remember the same feeling when Kimble crowd-surfed in our singing of the same unifying song. The same thought goes through everyone’s head: “It’s great to be a Mountaineer.” We always seem to be the underdogs in the big games, yet that’s when our pride comes out the most, and that’s when blue and gold bleeds the thickest.

Athletics is a perk at most schools. If your team is playing well, you’re excited. You’re with the team, and you’re probably going to watch every game. If they’re losing, you don’t bother putting it on. However, here in the state of gold and blue, game day is a lifestyle. We operate on a schedule that works around every game. National Signing Day is a holiday in Morgantown. Tailgating for a noon football game is like opening pres-


ents Christmas morning. We eat, breathe and sleep WVU. And as a result, we all will always have something that keeps us connected once we move on from college and pursue the next stage of our lives. We will always have the Mountaineers. That is what it means to be one. That is what sets the “Country Roads” apart from the rest of the world.

Evansdale improvements will be worth the waiting, traffic


This illustration highlights some of the improvements to the Evansdale Campus approved by the WVU BOG Friday.


and wear something sexy. A little alcohol always makes a person braver and flirtatious. But that’s where we should draw the line. I know many of us don’t take the warning about alcohol and sexual assault seriously, but we should. Never drink alone. Always have someone by your side who can step in to speak for you if you are incapable of speaking for yourself. Never put your drink down and always have an “escape route” planned before the fun begins. Don’t let a fun night turn into a regret.

Two major improvement projects for the Evansdale Campus were approved during Friday’s meeting of the West Virginia University Board of Governors. The $8.6 million project, which includes renovations to the law school building, primarily aims to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety by realigning intersections, installing new traffic lights and crosswalks at key locations and creating more parking. In a press release from WVUtoday, Narvel Weese, vice President of Administration and Finance, said these improvements will be completed during the next two years along with other ongoing projects on

campus. “As our new Student Health, College of Physical Activity and Sports Science, art museum and Agricultural Sciences buildings take shape, these additional improvements will greatly enhance our Evansdale Campus,” Weese said. “Some will be completed this fall, others by fall 2015, contributing greatly to the future success of this University.” While this announcement ensures the WVU community will be forced to deal with the inevitable traffic and delays of construction, the chaos and waiting will ultimately be worth it if the result is improved availability of parking and reduced congestion.

Morgantown is small town that just happens to be home to a large university. As it is currently designed and laid out, the city’s traffic patterns can’t handle the traffic during weekday rush hour – let alone the gridlock of a game day. As WVU continues to grow and expand to serve the needs of its future generations of students, Morgantown also must evolve. Although it’ll mean extended commutes and flustered drivers, the WVU community must keep in mind these are the consequences of progress, and the rewards will greatly out way the sacrifices required.







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HOROSCOPE BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year your networking and interpersonal skills pay off in a way that you had not anticipated. You see the power of social media in your life as well. Maintain control over your finances, as the unexpected is likely to happen when taking risks. Use care with emotional and financial matters. If you are single, you could meet someone whose company you thoroughly enjoy. Recognize what you need in a long-term relationship. If you are attached, as a couple, you will manifest a goal, but you might be taken aback by its implications. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Encourage others to verbalize their thoughts. Be as direct as possible when dealing with an associate with

whom you often get involved. Steer clear of any financial agreements for now. You might be uncomfortable with what is happening. Tonight: Go along with a surprise. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Decide to head in a new direction. Detach first, so that you can gain a broader perspective of what is possible. Your long-term goals will take the lead right now; let them guide you in making important choices. Tonight: Surf the Web or read a good book. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Deal with a loved one directly. You need to follow through on what is important to you. A partner or close friend will ask for more feedback, so share your thoughts. At the same time, make sure that you are on the course

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Clyde McAllister took second place in the competition.


Trevor Day performs and takes first place in WVU’s Last Comic Standing.

by jake jarvis a&e writer @dailyathenaeum

Trevor Day, a West Virginia University theater student, won first place in this year’s WVU Last Comic Standing, a part of WVUp All Night. WVUp All Night hosts the competition annually, and students have been able to attend the Underground Comedy School on Thursdays. This free event allows aspiring comics to meet with professional comedians to help with their material. From there, participants were encouraged to sign up for the compe-

tition in the Mountainlair Friday. Day, originally from Newport, Del., has called WVU his home for the past few years. In that time, he transitioned from a journalism student to theatre student and finally realized his dreams of being a comedian. He is a frequent visitor of Gibbie’s Pub & Eatery, one of the few outlets in Morgantown for future comedians. Every other Wednesday night, the pub offers a Comedy Open Mic Night at 7, and audience members can gauge their own comedic talents. After competing in the Last Comic Standing com-

petition in 2013 and placing in the top three, Day said he realized the comedian life was right for him. Of course, living this life can be a struggle. The financial uncertainty comedians face, the harsh audience and never knowing if you’ll still be funny tomorrow makes this a less-than-desirable profession. “My family used to be nervous about me pursuing a career in stand-up, until they saw me win,” Day said. “I attribute all of my humor to my dad. He taught me how to laugh at everything.” The ability to laugh at everything is clearly re-

flected in Day’s comedy, particularly by his darker jokes. There’s nothing more awkward when a comedian isn’t funny. Despite the courtesy laughs from more polite audience members, hecklers can make everyone involved feel uncomfortable. “In a way I am a selfish comic, but it works. I tell jokes for me, not the audience,” Day said. “It helps when I bomb, because I couldn’t honestly care less if they laugh or not.” This is not to say he doesn’t want you to laugh every time – he does. This is just a built-in protection that makes it okay if you


Cameron Williams placed third in the competition. don’t. Like many seniors, his time here at WVU is running out. Next up for Day is moving to Chicago to pursue his dream full-time. “The first time competing was my first time (performing stand-up). This win will be the last time I get to compete,” Day said. “It’s great closure for me

and the comedy scene here in town.” Although Day said he is disappointed at the lack of performing venues for comics, he’s had tremendous success. Day’s comedy career in Morgantown may be almost over, but it’s not over for good. daa&

Country group Mobile Home Heroes rocks Longneck Saloon by tiffany benson a&e writer @dailyathenaeum

Upcoming country and alternative rock cover band Mobile Home Heroes hit the stage for the first time in Morgantown Saturday at Longneck Saloon. The smell of fried food, cigarettes and an undertone of cedar wood filled guests’ nostrils as they entered the Longneck Saloon. As one of the biggest karaoke bars in Morgantown, the place had a

large crowd filling the tables and even some of the outside deck. The Mobile Home Heroes have been together for nearly six years. The band members had a struggle in the beginning with finding a drummer but now have Kevin Costello. “Well, naturally we’re all friends. So, the three of us Andy, Zach and I wanted to play so it just kind of happened,” said Matt Kesling, the bassist for Mobile Home Heroes. “As far as the whole drummer thing, we’ve al-

ready went through a couple, but I’m glad the other people didn’t work out. Kevin is a perfect fit for us.” The crowd sang along as they did covers of “Streets of Bakersfield” by Dwight Yoakam, Dick Dale’s “Hava Nagila,” “The Weight” by The Band, “Dead Flowers” by Rolling Stones and “Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard. “I loved it when the band was in the groove and the house was rocking,” said Anthony Gutierrez, an audience member. “Everyone was up

dancing having a good time and even had a few dancing on the bars.” The group isn’t a typical cover band. They have a wide range of genres and refuse to do any new country or cliched jukebox tunes. They incorporate music styles from all genres and give the crowd something you wouldn’t typically expect from a honkytonk bar cover band. Each member has a favorite genre and use their musical instincts to combine the styles and rifts. Their in-

spiration comes from musicians such as Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. They also said some of their ideas come from Quentin Tarantino soundtracks. “As far as favorite performance that is a tough one,” Kesling said. “I’d say that I really enjoyed a couple of the random jams we threw into the set, but I always enjoy playing ‘Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised.’” The band has played all around North Central West Virginia including Grafton,

Bridgeport, Fairmont, Clarksburg and Jane Lew. “I just can’t wait to play again, and I think everyone should check us out,” Kesling said. “We’re more than (what) meets the eye for sure.” Some of the members have started hosting an open mic night every Wednesday at JC Maxey’s to keep the music going. Mobile Home Heroes also plan on playing in Morgantown again in the near future. daa&

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Kiss not set to play at Hall of Fame introduction WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Kiss won’t rock and roll all night – or at any point during the day, either – when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, the band said Sunday. The 40-year-old group is unable to agree on which lineup should perform during the April 10 ceremony in New York City and has decided not to plug in at all. The dispute concerns whether original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss would join Gene Simmons

and Paul Stanley or whether the current lineup of Stanley, Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer would play. In a message on its website, Kiss said it won’t perform with any lineup, calling it “an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.” The band’s statement said it has never refused to play with Frehley and Criss. Criss said he wanted to let fans know there would be no reunion before they bought tickets for the ceremony,

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which range from $120-$600. “This is disgraceful. I feel bad for the fans looking forward to the four of us being inducted together,” he said. Criss did not indicate whether he would attend, and Frehley said he is unsure whether he’ll be there. Kiss began in 1973, and the original lineup played together until 1980. They reunited from 1996 to 2000, but the band has continued with replacement members wearing the Frehley and Criss makeup and costumes.


Monday February 24, 2014


The Old Stone House offers book sale with charity in mind by mitchell glazier a&e writer @dailyathenaeum

The Old Stone House, a gift shop located on Chestnut Street in downtown Morgantown is currently holding a mass book sale for a generous cause. In an effort to raise funds for school libraries across the region, the generated funds are given directly to school libraries to replenish outdated or depleted collections. The shop has a long-running history of charitable work since its construction in 1795, making it the oldest stone building in Monongalia County. Along with the shop’s charitable nature, it sells everything from homemade dips and preserves to handcrafted accessories. An incredible expanse of wares coupled with The Old Stone House’s charitable aim explains why local shoppers keep coming back for more. Sarah Timmons, a sophomore international studies student, is an avid shopper and fan of the Old Stone House Gift Shop. “I love how beautiful and small it is,” Timmons said. “They have the most interesting items. There is something for everyone.” The book sale, which will run until the books are sold out, is an essential for all readers. After paying $3, shoppers are given a grocery

bag, which they are allowed to fill completely with their choice of books. Nearly every reader will leave satisfied from the great selection of genres, varying from cookbooks to science fiction. Shopping in the Old Stone House is essentially guilt-free, as the funds generated from sales go directly into local communities, supplying funds to public services struggling in the economy. Mary Wilson, an employee of the shop, spoke highly of the store’s giving mentality. “Most funds we generate go directly back into our local communities,” Wilson said. “For example, a need was expressed in Monongalia County for replenished books in school libraries. We are here to help extinguish that need.” The goal of the Old Stone House, as carried out by employees and volunteers, is to better Monongalia County. Customers interested in shopping the book sale are encouraged to visit in the coming days, as inventories are expected to be depleted quickly. The Old Stone House is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Be sure to like the shop on Facebook for upcoming sales and fundraisers. daa&


The Old Stone House stands in downtown Morgantown. It was built in 1795 by Jacob Nuze and is the oldest stone building in Monongalia County.


The Warner Bros. ‘The Lego Movie’ holds No. 1 at the box office for third straight week

‘The Lego Movie’ tops box office for third week in a row. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Action-packed new releases couldn’t stack up to 3D hit “The Lego Movie,” which took the No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the box office. The Warner Bros. animated film bested Relativity Media’s “3 Days to Kill” and Sony’s “Pompeii” on their opening weekends. “The Lego Movie,” featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman, earned $31.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The domestic total has passed $183 million. Overseas, it grossed $23.1 million. Heading into full-fledged franchise territory with a sequel set to release in May 2017, “The Lego Movie” is the highest-grossing film of 2014. “It’s been really tough for any of the newcomers to displace `Lego,’ “ said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. “They had such a great release date that put them in this perfect position to dominate the marketplace for several weeks. For `Lego’ to earn $31 million in its third weekend, that would be impressive in its first weekend for any film in the first quarter.” Relativity Media’s crime drama “3 Days to Kill,” star-

ring Kevin Costner and Amber Heard, came in second with $12.3 million in its first weekend at the multiplex. “Pompeii,” Sony’s boiling gladiator drama starring “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington, took the third-place slot with $10 million. There was a fairly even gender split for the Constantin-financed film, with the audience breaking down as 52 percent male and 48 percent female. The film’s slot in the top five was steered mostly by viewers under 30. “Pompeii got savaged by critics,” Dergarabedian said. “’3 Days to Kill’ wasn’t loved by critics either, so you had two films that didn’t have a shot at taking `Lego’ out. But these movies did about what we would expect.” The box office results for “Pompeii” were much better overseas, as the film made $22.8 million internationally. In its second weekend, the Sony and MGM reboot “RoboCop” dropped from third to fourth with $9.4 million. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, the modernized sci-fi film (the 1987 original starred Peter Weller as a cop who gains a new robotic body) is down 57 percent from last weekend’s domestic opener. For the second weekend in a

row, the action film performed better overseas with $17.7 million. “The time of year that we’re in, the movies just aren’t the critics’ darlings,” Dergarabedian said. “These films give people options. But they won’t necessarily set the world on fire at the box office.” Sony’s George Clooneydirected “The Monuments Men” was pushed down to fifth place from last week’s fourth-place spot with $8.1 million. Still, Sony dominated the multiplex with four films in the top 10. “About Last Night,” starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant and Regina Hall, gained $7.4 million in its second weekend after a strong Valentine’s Day opening. It is down a hefty 71 percent from its opening with a $38.15 million domestic total. Kevin Hart’s “Ride Along,” also starring Ice Cube, marks another hit for the comedian as it remains in the top 10 for the sixth weekend in a row. The Universal Pictures buddy comedy earned $4.7 million. It has made over $123 million domestically since it opened on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Because of its vast success, the studio has secured “Ride Along 2.” Tim Story

will be back to direct, while Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will return to pen the sequel. Disney’s “Frozen,” locked in at No. 8, refuses to thaw with $4.4 million over the weekend and $980 million worldwide. The animated musical is the third-highest grossing domestic animated release of all-time. Rounding out the top 10, Universal’s “Endless Love,” starring Alex Pettyfer as the romantic lead opposite Gabriella Wilde, brought in $4.3 million, while the Colin Farrell-starring drama “Winter’s Tale” gained $2.1 million. Next weekend, the action releases continue as Liam Neeson’s “NonStop” hits theaters. Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for a best supporting Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave,” also appears in the film. — Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. 1. “The Lego Movie,” $31.5 million ($23.1 million international). 2. “3 Days to Kills,” $12.3 million. 3. “Pompeii,” $10 million ($22.8 million international).

4. “RoboCop,” $9.4 million ($17.7 million international). 5. “Monuments Men,” $8.1 million ($13.6 million interntional). 6. “About Last Night,” $7.4 million. 7. “Ride Along,” $4.7

million. 8. “Frozen,” $4.4 million ($9 million international). 9. “Endless Love,” $4.3 million ($1.3 million international). 10. “Winter’s Tale,” $2.1 million ($2.4 million international).



Monday February 24, 2014

‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ brings laughter, light-heartedness to M.T. Pockets by westley thompson & shawneee moran da staff @dailyathenaeum

Local theater company M.T. Pockets successfully performed their production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” Feb. 14-15 and 20-22, bringing comedy to theatergoers of all ages. Based on the novel by Ilene Beckerman, the play was performed by a group of women telling stories by using various articles of clothing and accessories as props. The play was comprised of several monologues that covered a variety of topics

including love, loss, the joys of youth, body image and relationships. The show’s format and costuming was different than many of the M.T. Pockets’ productions – each cast member wore a little black dress as they told their stories about their lives. Each story begins with a character describing an outfit, article of clothing or another fashion accessory they have owned. Each memory is attached to an outfit, and by remembering the outfit, they remember something of themselves and their past. The actors who performed had great come-

dic timing, and the play was well-written. The stories cover the difficulties women go through, and there was usually a happy ending to the stories. All of the characters have a story. The stories are told in between other character’s stories. Each short story can stand alone, but by the end of the play the audience members have a complete view of the character’s life. The humor in the play was spot-on. One particularly funny bit that is often relied on is the inconsistent, contradictory and often hypocritical nature of mother’s advice such

as “You’d be prettier if you gained weight,” “Honey, you need to lose weight” and “You should wear a little lipstick.” Serious topics are covered as well in the play, including bad childhoods, rape and parental deaths. One character’s father, who was a doctor, sent the mother to an asylum so he could marry his nurse. One girl caught her stepmom wearing her dead mother’s electric blue robe. These parts are tragic, but the characters move on. Eventually positive events replace the negative ones in each person’s life. A lesbian character is disowned by her parents

when she announces her marriage to her lover, but by losing one parent she gains another in the form of her mother-in-law, who was a positive and accepting woman. The play is a very optimistic one – what is bad never stays around for long, and it is refreshing to see that within the dark nature of today’s entertainment. Another positive aspect of the play is the characters are relatable to audience members. One character had a rant about how terrible handbags are – she claimed no matter how well you try to keep them, they eventually just end messy, filled with loose

change and Tic-Tacs, old receipts and miscellaneous makeup. While that is both a funny and accurate observation, some can’t relate directly. However, they do when the character goes on to talk about the sadistic joy she felt when her braggart friend’s new expensive vintage handbag was ruined by the rain. Now that sadistic joy is something everyone is familiar with. “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” was a highly entertaining, funny and relatable show for audience members of all ages. daa&


Netflix cuts deal with Comcast to speed up service for users, end web traffic jam NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to households, the first deal the online video streaming service has reached with an Internet service provider. The two companies said in a joint statement Sunday they’re establishing a more direct connection to provide a better service to customers that will also allow for future growth in Netflix traffic. The companies say the arrangement is already giving customers a better experience. Netflix had 33 million U.S. streaming subscribers at the start of the year and accounts for about one third

of all traffic at peak times on the Internet, according to research firm Sandvine. As the video steaming company has grown, Internet service providers like Comcast have pushed the company for more structured deals to enable its content to be transmitted smoothly and reduce the strain on their networks. The deal comes after months of collaboration with Comcast though Netflix will receive no preferential network treatment under the multi-year deal, the statement said. Comcast was ranked as the 14th fastest Internet service provider in January, according to a table on Net-

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Daily Athenaeum Daily Athenaeum Daily Athenaeum Student Editor-In Chief and Managing Editor (Paid Student Positions) The Daily Athenaeum Selection Committee is now soliciting applications for the positions of managing editor and editor-in-chief of the Daily Athenaeum for the 2014-2015 school year. The editor-in-chief is responsible for the content of the newspaper. The managing editor is responsible for management of section editors. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and must be a full-time fee paying student, but need not be a journalism major. Both positions are paid and are expected to serve the total 2014-2015 school year. The selected editors are expected to report for duty by August 4, 2014, and will also train and publish The Daily Athenaeum the last two weeks of the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are availabe online at www. or at the Daily Athenaeum business office from 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday - Friday. In addition to the application, three supporting letters (at least one should be from someone other than a Daily Athenaeum employee) and six examples of work that illustrate qualifications should be submitted. Candidates are asked to read the specific responsibilities for the position they seek. Completed applications must be submitted to the Director at The Daily Athenaeum, 284 Prospect St. by 5:00 p.m., March 7, 2014. An open house for interested applicants will be held on Tuesday, March 4 from 11 am to 2 pm at The Daily Athenaeum. Interviews will be conducted by The Daily Athenaeum Selection Committee Monday, March 24. A schedule of interview times and locations will be posted at employment and at The Daily Athenaeum.

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women’s tennis

WVU defeats Charleston, falls to Buffalo

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Sophomore Vivian Tsui hits a forehand in a home match against Buffalo Saturday at the Ridgeview Racquet Club.

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The West Virginia University women’s tennis team tallied its second win of the season Friday, defeating the University of Charleston, 6-1. The Mountaineers were defeated by University at Buffalo in a 5-2 loss Saturday. Both matches were held at Ridgeview Racquet Club in Morgantown. The Mountaineers’ head coach Miha Lisac said, with Big 12 Conference play beginning in less than a month, these

final non-conference matches are crucial to getting to where he wants his team to be March 14, when WVU begins Big 12 play against Kansas State. “We have to take it step by step, and we have a lot to take, but we can’t take them all at once because if we try to, we won’t be able to take any,” Lisac said. “It looks like we’re moving in the right direction.” The Mountaineers (2-6) swept the Golden Eagles in doubles play Friday. At the No. 1 position, the freshmen tandem of Kaja Mrgole and Oana Manole recorded their team-best

fourth win in doubles this season as they defeated Ana Maria Pena and Kelsey Hensley, 6-0. Freshman Sophie Allen-Fisher made her first appearance of the season as she teamed up with junior Ikttesh Chahal for a 6-0 win over Marieve Edwards and Taylor Todd. Sophomores Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui earned their first win in doubles this spring, as they downed Jackie Bakos and Mallika Mali, 6-1. In singles play, the Mountaineers won five of the six matches. Mrgole won her fifth match of the

season as she defeated Pena, 6-0, 6-3. At the No. 2 position, Chahal won her first singles match of the spring after starting the season 0-5, beating Hensley, 6-3, 6-3. Manole earned a victory over Edwards, 6-1, 6-0. Toidze won her second match of the season, defeating Todd, 6-0, 6-2. The Mountaine ers dropped the doubles-play point to the Bulls Saturday. Mrgole and Manole fell to Buffalo’s Tanvi Shah and Miranda Podlas, 8-2. Chahal and Allen-Fisher could not find the success they did Friday as they

were defeated by Anamaria Candanoza and Marta Stoyanova, falling 8-2. In singles, Manole tallied her fifth win of the spring season, tying her for the team lead with Mrgole. Manole earned a victory against Margarita Kotok, 6-3, 2-6 (6-3). Tsui won her third match of the spring, second consecutive, defeating Candanoza, 6-3, 6-4. The Mountaineers will travel to Penn State Sunday to take on the Nittany Lions at noon.


Mountaineers fall to No. 13 Edinboro, 29-6 by nicole curtin sports writer @dailyathenaeum

The West Virginia University wrestling team wrapped up their dual match season Saturday at No. 13 Edinboro University, losing 29-6. WVU head coach Craig Turnbull said in an interview with he had hopes for the match, and the team gave it a good shot. “Edinboro has a very nice lineup, and I thought the match would be decided in the first four weights,” he said. “We gave it a good effort and had an opportunity. Colin (Johnston) was right there to take a big win over the top-ranked wrestler in the country at 141 lbs, and at 149 lbs. Mike (Morales) was in a position to win and wrestled very well.”

At 125 lbs., freshman Cory Stainbrook started the match on a high note, with a 6-4 decision over No. 17 Kory Mines. Bubba Scheffel, a 174lb. sophomore for WVU, added the only other win of the night with his team-high 29th win of the season. Scheffel beat Patrick Dennings of the Fighting Scots in a 3-1 decision. No. 13 senior Colin Johnston, a 141-lb. senior, broke his sevenmatch win streak losing to No. 1 Mitchell Port in a 5-3 decision. Johnston did, however, tack on his team-high, 43rd takedown of the season. At 149 lbs., No. 20 junior Mike Morales lost to No. 15 Dave Habat in a 7-5 decision. Morales was leading 3-0 in the end of the second period, when Habat came back with a takedown and later an escape in which he took

Morales down in sudden victory. At 133 lbs, senior Nathan Pennesi lost to No. 2 A.J. Schopp by fall over. Sophomore Tim Wheeling lost to No. 15 Johnny Greisheimer at 157 lbs. by decision, 6-0. Senior 184-lb. Mac Mancuso went down to No. 13 Vic Avery in a major decision of 16-7. Sophomore A.J. Vizcarrondo lost to No. 12 Ernest James with a 7-0 decision in heavyweight. Turnbull said the team will take a short break before getting prepared for the Big 12 Championships, which they will travel to next weekend in Norman, Okla. The Mountaineers finished their dual season with the most wins since 2012, with a record of 11-7 and a 0-3 mark in the Big 12 Conference.

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Freshman Leonardo Trindade looks on in a home match against Clarion earlier this season.


No. 1 West Virginia finishes Qualifying match by meghan carr sports writer @dailyathenaeum

The No. 1 West Virginia University rifle team (100, 7-0 GARC) earned 4,691 points Saturday at the NCAA Qualifying match at Murray State. The match took place in Murray, Ky., a familiar range for the Mountaineers who competed against Murray State there earlier in the year. The Mountaineers will compete again at Pat Spurgin Rifle Range. The NCAA Championships will take place at the range in three weeks. This wasn’t the Mountaineers’ best performance this season, but head coach Jon Hammond said his team is content with their score. “We were all satisfied today,” he said. “It wasn’t our best score, but we fought through it. Everyone worked really hard, and sometimes

you have to do that. Everyone was able to overcome their struggles, and it was a great team effort.” WVU took home a 2,366 in air rifle. For the fifth week in a row, junior Maren Prediger paced the Mountaineers, shooting a 595 in the discipline. Junior Ziva Dvorsak shot a 594, while sophomore Garrett Spurgeon earned a 590 mark. Junior Meelis Kiisk shot 587, and junior Thomas Kyanko completed the air rifle counting squad with a 585 mark. Sophomore Patrick Sunderman finished air rifle with a 588 mark, followed by Lucas’s 586 air rifle score. The Mountaineers finished smallbore with a 2325 total. Spurgeon earned the top mark for the Mountaineers Saturday – shooting 586, one short of his season-high. Kyanko followed Spurgeon, earning a 581 in the discipline. Kiisk earned a 580, while Prediger finished smallbore with a 587

mark. Prediger’s mark was one short of her career-high. Dvorsak rounded out the counting squad in smallbore with a 577 mark. In smallbore, redshirt freshman Jean-Pierre Lucas earned a career-high 588 in the discipline, while sophomore Sunderman finished with a 578 in the gun. Their scores were not factored into the smallbore counting squad. After the match, Hammond said his team was challenged at certain points during the match. “Shooting is one of those sports where it rarely ever comes easy,” he said. “Usually you can’t just sail through the day with no problems. Everyone was challenged, but they learned to dig in and fight well. We will learn from this and have some light practices where we work on staying focused before GARCs next weekend.” The Mountaineers will learn their placement in

the NCAA Championships Thursday. Their score from Saturday will factor into their final NCAA Championships qualification average. Only eight teams will be invited to the championships. WVU will compete this weekend in the Great American Rifle Conference Championships in Oxford, Miss. The Mountaineers return to the championships as the four-time defending GARC Champions.

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WVU needs to be strong in last stretch The West Virginia men’s basketball team was already facing a tall order in regards to its NCAA tournament chances this season, but the Mountaineers’ loss to Baylor Saturday afternoon has turned this already uphill battle into a virtual K2 ascent. Three Big 12 teams (West Virginia, Baylor, Oklahoma State) went into the weekend on the NCAA bubble, and everyone but the Mountaineers came away with a win. In fact, Baylor has now run off four straight victories (after losing 8 out of 10 from Jan. 7-Feb. 8), including a win on the home floor of the Mountaineers, and Oklahoma State (who already swept the season series against WVU) just got back one of the most talented players in the conference in Marcus Smart and snapped a recent losing streak. West Virginia, on the other hand, has lost two straight games and could possibly be without one its most volatile scorers heading forward if sophomore guard Terry Henderson does indeed have mono. If that’s actually the case and it’s severe enough to force Henderson to miss extended time, the Mountaineers’ chances of making the tournament become basically nonexistent. WVU simply doesn’t have enough consistent production and scoring elsewhere to make up the difference, as we clearly saw over the weekend. In fact, more than half of the Mountaineers’ Big 12 losses this year have occurred when Henderson has scored 10 points or less. They’ll need the talented scorer back immediately to have any chance at all. If Henderson just has a cold or the flu and is able to return by Wednesday, the Mountaineers will still have to be nearly perfect down the stretch to make their resume appealing enough to warrant a selection. With four regular season contests remaining, WVU would likely have to at least beat both Iowa State and Oklahoma on their home floors, or get one of those wins and then find a way to topple No. 8 Kansas at the WVU Coliseum in the last regular season game of the year. A loss to TCU, who is still winless in the Big 12, at home Saturday would almost certainly kill the Mountaineers’ chances outright, regardless of what happens in the other games. Basically, they need to find a way to get three wins out of their last four games some way or another. On top of that, West Virginia would more than likely still need at least two more wins in the upcoming Big 12 tournament. All together that would get the Mountaineers to 20 wins on the season and would make them a pretty viable candidate for an NCAA selection. But even though it’s an accomplishable feat, it’s also why the Mountaineers are basically on the brink of elimination now. They’ll almost surely need to win five more games, which would mean five of their next six. The only time this entire season WVU has won five out of six games was the very beginning of the year when, to be blunt, it beat five bad non-conference opponents that included the likes of Georgia Southern (12-17), Presbyterian (6-23) and Mount St. Mary’s (11-15). To make the NCAA tournament, they’ll have to replicate that mark against the top three teams in the Big 12’s current standings – Kansas (21-6), Iowa State (21-5) and Oklahoma (207) – and then, of course, whomever they would face in Kansas City.

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WVU tops Kansas State on road By Kevin Hooker Sports Writer @DailyAthenaeum

The No.13 West Virginia women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to seven games Saturday afternoon with a 61-40 road victory at Kansas State. WVU (24-3, 13-2 Big 12) is now 7-1 in conference road games, with its lone loss coming at the hands of Texas. The Mountaineers used a 15-2 run in six minutes of the opening half to gain an early 15-8 lead. WVU went on another 13-0 run before closing out the half and lead 34-19 at the break while shooting 50 percent from the field. “We got off to a slow start and then we got moving,” said West Virginia head coach Mike Carey.

“The people coming off the bench came with energy and played pretty well. Christal Caldwell stepped up today. Averee Fields did in the beginning until she got into foul trouble. We’re just glad to get a win.” The Wildcat offense was limited to just seven field goals in the opening half, which included a 10-minute drought without recording a field goal. WVU shot 43.6 percent for the game, while holding the Wildcat offense to 27.1 percent. D espite the w in, Carey said he knows his team has to improve before heading into the NCAA Tournament. “We got into early foul trouble because we’re not moving our feet,” he said. “We had some people not hitting their shots, so they

quit playing defense and starting pouting. We need to quit worrying about scoring and more about team.” Caldwell scored 14 of her 21 points in the opening frame. “I thought (Caldwell) did a good job all night,” Carey said. “During the first media timeout, she was all over (the players). I didn’t have to say a word. She was ready to play, she was fired up. And that’s the kind of leadership we expect from her.” The Mountaineers have limited five of their last six opponents to 62 points or fewer and had held 18 opponents this season below 60 points. Caldwell led WVU in scoring for the sixth time this season, and her 21 points were her third 20-point outing this season. Fields and senior center

Asya Bussie also chipped in with 10 points, with all 10 of Fields’ coming in the first half. The Mountaineers also outrebounded K-State 4228, led by Taylor Palmer who grabbed seven rebounds off the bench. The WVU defense forced 15 turnovers, leading to 17 Mountaineer points. The Wildcats were led by Ashlynn Knoll with 13 points, while Kindred Wesemann added 11 points and three 3-pointers. Leticia Romero, K-State’s leading scorer, was held to just eight points. WVU returns home this Wednesday for a 7 p.m. matchup against Texas Tech. The Mountaineers defeated the Lady Raiders 70-51 Jan. 22.

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WVU finishes No. 4 at Perfect 10 by dillon durst sports writer @dailyathenaeum

The West Virginia University gymnastics team turned in its best road performance of the season on the way to a fourth-place finish at the Perfect 10 Challenge Friday in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Mountaineers (5-7, 0-2 Big 12) tallied 193.525 points, as No. 1 Oklahoma finished first, No. 5 Alabama finished second and No. 7 Michigan placed third. “I felt like we were rewarded for our performances on some events tonight, and on others we weren’t at all,” said WVU head coach Jason Butts in an interview with “Minus having to count

a fall on beam, I would take this performance all the way to the NCAA Regional Championships. “I am so proud of this team tonight for its energy. They came into a loud, partisan environment and kept up their energy, despite some disappointing scores.” Junior Beth Deal had a career night by posting a 9.95 score on the beam routine, the second-best score on the routine in program history. Senior Hope Sloanhoffer also turned in a season-high 9.875 score The vault routine continued to be a strong point for the Mountaineers Friday night, as sophomore Jaida Lawrence and senior Erica Smith both posted careerbest scores.

Lawrence turned in a 9.925 score, finishing fourth, while Smith posted a 9.9 in her second vault appearance, finishing sixth. “Vault was awe-inspiring,” Butts said. “We’ve filled in our trouble spots in that lineup, and we need to keep it up.” The Mountaineers’ bars unit wasn’t as strong as it had been in recent weeks, as freshman Alexa Goldberg and Sloanhoffer both scored 9.625, while junior Dayah Haley scored 9.6. On the floor routine, Sloanhoffer and Haley posted the top scores for the Mountaineers, both scoring 9.725. Freshman Nicolette Swoboda also scored a 9.6. In the all-around, Sloanhoffer finished fourth with a score of 39.1, while Swoboda

finished fifth with a score of 38.5. “I told the team in the locker room after the meet that tonight felt like the 2012 EAGL Championship,” Butts said. “We were missing this energy this year. We’ve been missing this fight. We need to keep this up throughout the year.” The Mountaineers return to action Sunday at the WVU Coliseum for the regular season finale against No. 23 Ohio State. WVU will honor its four seniors – Sloanhoffer, Carpenter, Smith and Yurko – at the end of the meet. The meet will be a “Gold Rush,” and fans are encouraged to wear gold.


Holgorsen adds Bradley to staff By Greg Madia Multimedia Editor @GregMadia

Former Penn State assistant coach Tom Bradley will join the West Virginia football defensive coaching staff. Officially announced late Friday afternoon, Bradley will serve as the senior associate head coach. The position group he will coach will be announced at a later time. “Tom brings numerous years of successful college coaching experience and versatility,” said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen. “He is an excellent defensive teacher, has high

energy and intensity and gives us a proven recruiter with regional and national ties.” Bradley is also expected to mentor first-year defensive coordinator Tony Gibson. He has 33 years of coaching experience, all served under Joe Paterno at Penn State. During his time on the Penn State staff, he coached defensive ends, linebackers and defensive backs. Bradley was also the defensive coordinator in State College from 2000-11. When Paterno was let go following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Bradley was promoted to interim head coach

of the Nittany Lions for the final four games of the 2011 season. “I know he will work extremely well with Tony (Gibson), our defense coordinator,” Holgorsen said. “The two have known each other for quite some time and share many of the same philosophies. We have put together a strong defensive staff under Tony’s leadership.” Bradley and Gibson have recruited against each other in the past during Gibson’s previous stint at WVU and at Pitt. The two of them formed a friendship and respect that encouraged Bradley to join the Mountaineer staff.

“Tony Gibson and I have recruited against each other in Pennsylvania for a lot of years, and it will be good to finally be on his side. I look forward to working with my friend to build a strong defensive unit at West Virginia,” Bradley said. Since leaving Penn State, Bradley worked for Clear Channel Radio on the Pittsburgh Steelers broadcast network. He also made his debut on the CBS Sports Network doing color commentary for Army football games. WVU opens up spring practice March 2.

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Track set for Big 12 Championsips by jon fehrens sports writer @dailyathenaeum

The West Virginia women’s track team had a strong showing in its final weekend of competition prior to the Indoor Big 12 Championships. The Mountaineers recorded eight-first place finishes Friday inside the WVU Shell building. On the field, Karissa Kna-

benshue placed first and set a personal-best mark in the shotput with a throw of 13.12 meters. Knabenshue also set a season-best mark of 14.98 meters in the weight throw. Senior pole vaulter Katlyn Shelar won her event with a mark of 3.86 meters, while freshman Tori Bertrand finished close behind with a personal-best mark of 3.51 meters. While most of her team

competed in Morgantown, senior Stormy Nesbit was taking place in the Alex Wilsion Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., Nesbit placed third in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 12.69 meters. The Mountaineers continued to find success on the track. Junior Shannen Daly won the 800-meter with a time of 2:21.13, freshman Bria Welker won the

200-meter dash (26:06), and freshman Alyssa Scherich rounded out the Mountaineers in the 500 meters with a first-place finish (1:17.35.). Head coach Sean Cleary and his team will now set their sets on the biggest event of the season. The Big 12 Indoor Championships are set to begin Friday in Ames, Iowa.


WVU drops two of three to San Diego State by joe mitchin sports writer @dailyathenaeum

West Virginia dropped two out of three games this weekend in a series against San Diego State. The team traveled to Southern California to win Friday night, 6-2, before losing the final two games Saturday and Sunday. The Mountaineers will return home with a 2-4 record on the budding 2014 season. For the second straight weekend, WVU received strong outings from its starting rotation. The ace of the staff, junior Harrison Musgrave, pitched six innings, striking out eight hitters and allowed just two runs for his first victory of the season Friday night. “Harrison did his thing again,” said head coach

Randy Mazey. “He had a great night and got to his pitch count, but this time we got some good relief pitching.” The Mountaineers also tagged 14 hits in the win, the fourth time they’ve accomplished the feat this season. Junior shortstop Taylor Munden hit his first home run of the season in the fifth inning while junior second baseman Billy Fleming and senior outfielder Jacob Rice each had three-hit performances. “You hope that’s the kind of team that shows up every day,” Mazey said. “I hope they can. If that’s the Mountaineer team that shows up every day, then we have a chance to win a lot of games.” West Virginia could not extend its winning streak to three, however, losing 2-1 in 10 innings Saturday night. It’s

already the Mountaineers’ second extra-innings loss this year. San Diego State’s Tyler Adkison beat out a double-play attempt from WVU for a game-winning fielder’s choice. Junior Sean Carley pitched seven innings and allowed seven hits but surrendered his only run off his own throwing error in the seventh inning. “We’re going to play a lot of games like that this year,” Mazey said. “We have good pitching, and we’re going to face a lot of good pitching, so when you play games like that you just can’t make mistakes. Every mistake you make can cost you the game and both runs we gave up were on mental mistakes.” The series finale also went the Aztecs’ way. SDSU defeated WVU, 7-3, in the rub-

ber game between the two schools. The Aztecs improved to 5-2 with the win, as they took an early 4-0 lead after three innings. WVU’s John Means had the worst start of the year for the Mountaineers after his performance in the team’s win over The Citadel. Means went only three innings, allowing four runs. West Virginia came within two runs in the fourth inning but was unable to claw its way back. Senior first baseman Ryan McBroom gathered his 10th RBI of the season. The Mountaineers will make their return trip to South Carolina next weekend when the team travels to Myrtle Beach to take on Duke, Coastal Carolina and James Madison.

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Freshman forward Nathan Adrian tries to defend against Baylor’s Isaiah Austin Saturday.

West Virginia’s NCAA Tournament hopes take hit after defensive struggles lead to 88-75 loss to Baylor By Greg Madia Multimedia Editor @GregMadia

Royce O’Neale matched a career-high 22 points to lead Baylor in an 88-75 victory over West Virginia at the WVU Coliseum Saturday. O’Neale hit every shot he took, making all eight attempts from the field, four 3-pointers and two free throws. “You always try to see the best in your players, but you know they normally are not going to go 8-for-8 and perfect from both the 3 and free throw line,” said Baylor coach Scott Drew. “Royce O’Neale played his best game.” O’Neale scored 13 of his 22 points during the second half, when Baylor made its comeback and built a lead after trailing 42-36 at the half.

Baylor (18-9, 6-8) first tied West Virginia (15-12, 7-7) at 47 with 15:05 to play when Cory Jefferson hit a shot from beyond the arc. Jefferson was one of five players to finish in double figures for the Bears. He had 15 points in the game. The combination of Jefferson and Isaiah Austin was too much to handle for West Virginia down low. Baylor outscored WVU 38 to 12 in the paint. Austin scored 19 points. “The thing is the first time we played them, Jefferson had six points, and Austin had maybe five or six,” said West Virginia guard Juwan Staten. “Today it was the complete opposite. They scored almost every time they got the ball in the paint.” For Baylor, Jefferson and Austin opened up the perimeter. In addition to

four 3-point shots from O’Neale, Brady Heslip hit four shots from deep including one with 7:59 to play that put Baylor ahead 67-59. On the other end of the floor, Jefferson and Austin were just as dominant. Jefferson recorded 12 rebounds to go along with two blocked shots, Austin recorded seven blocks, as well. Devin Williams, Kevin Noreen and Brandon Watkins weren’t able to handle the size of the Baylor big men. “Isaiah Austin’s seven blocks and Cory Jefferson’s two really allowed us to stay attached to the shooters on the perimeter. That was really critical because if we did not have those blocks West Virginia would have had points inside,” Drew said.

Eron Harris led West Virginia with 32 points in the loss. He hit six threes and kept WVU in the game until the Baylor attack was just too much. WVU played without Terry Henderson who had to miss the game due to illness. “We could take the easy road out and say we didn’t have Terry (Henderson), but it isn’t the first game we didn’t have Terry,” Staten said. “He didn’t play with us earlier this season, and we found ways to push through it. Honestly guys that have played behind Terry have played enough minutes where it shouldn’t really matter.” The Mountaineers will play Wednesday on the road at Iowa State.


Baylor’s Isaiah Austin raises up to take a shot Saturday.

Huggins questions WVU’s commitment to defense By Connor Murray Associate Sports Editor @DailyAthenaeum

Bob Huggins speaks to a referee Saturday.


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For the second game in a row, West Virginia’s defense gave up 88 points – this time in a home loss to the Baylor Bears. Powered by junior forward Royce O’Neale and sophomore center Isaiah Austin, the Bears outscored the Mountaineers by 19 in the second half and held a 38-12 advantage in points in the paint. Coming into Saturday’s game, it appeared one of the keys to the game for West Virginia would be to deny Baylor’s big men in the post, namely Austin, Cory Jefferson and Rico Gathers. Th e Mou nt a i n e e rs were unable to do so and the Bears took advantage, scoring at will for most of the game. “The frustrating thing is not that we didn’t make shots. The frustrating thing is that they scored every time down the floor,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. O’Neale, who is averaging just 6.6 points per game this season, shot 8-for-8 from the floor, 4-for-4 from beyond the arc and registered a career-high 22 points in 29 minutes of playing time.

“How about the play of Royce O’Neale? Royce O’Neale was only 8-for-8. I think he made as many 3s today as he has all season,” Huggins said. Sophomore guard Eron Harris, who scored 32 points and went 6-for-9 from 3-point range in the loss, said O’Neale’s shooting ability was absent from the West Virginia’s scouting report of the Bears. “He wasn’t really scouted as a shooter, but we wanted to see if he was going to make a couple or make one. He ended up making more than that,” Harris said. “I don’t know if that was a problem with remembering that he can shoot it, but like I said, we didn’t get the stops we needed to get.” With a full week to prepare for the Baylor game, Huggins said his team was aware of the tendencies of the Bears’ offense, and a lack of commitment to their preparation is what hurt the Mountaineers Saturday. “We had a week. They’ve all got iPads with all the breakdowns of the people they’re going to guard. I’m not sure what they did ... but they sure as hell didn’t watch the tape,” Huggins said. Freshman forward Brandon Watkins has often been


Baylor’s Royce O’Neale takes a shot Saturday, charged with guarding one committed.” of the opposing team’s big With their record now men for West Virginia this sitting at 15-12, the Mounseason. He was on the floor taineers may have seen for one minute Saturday. their NCAA Tournament “I am not going to con- hopes go up in smoke tinually tell guys for four Saturday. They will get a days of practice what the chance to redeem their guy is going to do and then recent defensive woes have them trot their happy Wednesday when they you-know-what out there travel to play No. 17 Iowa and let them do it,” Hug- State, a team they beat 102gins said. 77 in Morgantown Feb. 10. “We’re not going to do anything until we’re

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