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Wednesday June 18, 2014


Downtown apartment complex denied Morgantown Planning Commission votes 5-3 against proposal for 11-story housing complex on Spruce Street By Jake Jarvis A&E Editor @JakeJarvisWVU

The Morgantown Planning Commission met Thursday to discuss a proposal by CA Student Living to transform 494 Spruce St., the VFW Post 548, into an 11-story housing complex. After an evening of discussion and public comments, the commission voted

5-3 against the proposal. The proposed apartment complex would have a total of 92 units, each with four tenants for a total of 368 residents. West Virginia University student body president Chris Nyden spoke in support of the proposal during the public hearing. “Ultimately, students would like more options

downtown,” he said. “Providing students (with) competition gives them more choices. I see a number of substandard living spaces in Morgantown, so I always appreciate when responsible landlords and companies take a special care for the maintenance and quality of their facilities.” James Allio, former District 3 Commander of the

West Virginia VFW, said he felt the commission was infringing on the VFW’s right to sell their property. Of all the public outcry, the loudest came from parents at the First Presbyterian Church, which is adjacent to the site. The building’s pool area would have the church’s playground renovated, and parents feared for their children’s safety.


The commission’s biggest concern was parking. According to the commission’s staff report, a development of this size is required by city code to have a minimum of 173 parking spaces. The plans, however, only showed 126. “They came in here, they read our rules and they followed them precisely,” said commissioner Tim Stranko.

“I think if we’re going to deny them, we had better make sure we have a good reason to.” Developers slid past the rules by opting for variances on required parking. The site, because it is within 500 feet of a fixed Mountain Line Transit bus stop, was allowed 17 fewer


Engineering student begins glassblowing business in Morgantown area


Future Brooke Hall residents tour the campus during New Student Orientation.

4,000 new students visit WVU, prepare to move throughout June By Alexis Randolph Staff Writer @DailyAthenaeum

By the time June comes to a close, more than 4,000 new students will have visited Morgantown. June is New Student Orientation for West Virginia University with 20 sessions for incoming freshman to choose from. The orientation staff welcomes and advises around 250 new students daily, as well as their guests, rounding out the number to about 600 campus visitors each day. During an average day of orientation, a new student will schedule classes, visit their future dorm, meet with academic advisors and gain other useful knowledge pertaining to their time as Mountaineers. The new students are kept busy starting with the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment, a mathematics and chemistry placement test, followed by many sessions where they receive information about their future home. Courtney Jennings, New Student Orientation coordinator, said she believes orientation to have a number of important aspects. “This is the final step for

them to become a Mountaineer before they come back in the fall,” Jennings said. “It is super important for them to make sure their schedule is set, to be sure they have more than 12 credit hours to make sure they are full-time, to pick up their student ID and also, I would say the residence hall meeting is one of the most important of the day.” Jennings said the orientation leaders are a very essential part of the orientation process. “I have a staff of just under 30 orientation leaders who lead the group and are ready to go,” she said. “They have enthusiasm every day, because they know it is a new group with new questions.” Jennings said the whole group retains their excitement even after giving the same orientation to a new group each day. “We have made it to the half-way point at this point. We have ten sessions down and ten more to go,” Jennings said. “We have the enthusiasm to keep it going every day.” Kaitlyn Foster, an incoming freshman medical laboratory science student, said she gained a lot from her time at orientation. “It has been good. We

Davis displays his form of glassblowing called lampworking.

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New Student Orentation begins by registering for all incoming students. learned a lot, and it has been really effective. A lot of my questions were answered,” Foster said. “Scheduling and all of that went pretty smoothly.” Foster said she is excited to move to Morgantown in the fall. “(I’m excited to) meet a lot of new people and just be on my own,” Foster said. “I’m excited about getting into my major and getting away from home too.” Jordan Devine, an incoming freshman psychology student, said orientation helped her to understand more of what college would be like.

“So far it has been good. There are a lot of people, so I guess that is what college is going to be like – lots of people,” Devine said. “I understood everything. So far so good.” Devine said she is excited to move to WVU in the fall and have her own space, as well. “I’m excited for getting out of the house, living in my own square with my own trash cans and my own closet,” Devine said. “Meeting all of the people who have come from all over to come to WVU.”

Mountainlair to hold state birthday celebration West Virginia University’s Mountainlair Programming Board will host a birthday celebration for the state of West Virginia Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at E. Moore Hall on the downtown campus. The event, open to all students and staff, will include birthday cake and punch as well as a cookie decorating contest. Winners of the cookie decorating contest will be awarded West Virginia-themed prize packages. Sonja Wilson, senior program-

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ming administrator at the WVU Mountainlair said her staff works diligently to ensure all students, including those remaining on campus for the summer, have activities to ensure they are consistently engaged. “Our summer school students are very important to us and it is necessary to offer programs that they enjoy,” Wilson said. “The birthday celebration is just one example of activities that our team work on over the summer and throughout


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the entire school year.” In addition to the birthday celebration, the programming board will host a final summer blood drive with the American Red Cross on July 30. To sign up for the cookie decorating contest email Sonja.Wilson@ For more information regarding summer programming and other Mountainlair sponsored events visit —slr

Clayton Davis, senior industrial engineering student at West Virginia University and Morgantown, West Virginia native, turned his small hobby of glasswork that he does in his parent’s two-car garage into a successful business he named Nemo Glass. Davis specializes in a form of glasswork called lampworking. It involves melting and shaping glass rods and tubes into the final product. Davis makes pendants, beads, figurines, shot glasses, marbles, ornaments and tobacco pipes. Lampworking incorporates hundreds of techniques in order to create the various designs, patterns and colors in the glass. “A small, stationary bench torch which burns propane and oxygen is used to melt the glass and steel, and graphite tools are used for manipulation,” Davis said. Davis said he likes lampworking because he is able to manipulate his product into exactly what he wants. “Lampworking allows for extreme precise detail work that is impossible to achieve in large furnace glass work,” he said. “Depending on the torch size, you can make a giant range of objects from small vases and goblets to marbles and pendants.” The precision allows Davis to alter his focus from big objects to tiny objects, including jewelry. Right now, he has shifted his focus toward jewelry, making mostly pendants, beads and small

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sculptures. Nemo Glass, on the other hand, has began to grow. “People are beginning to see the value of having quality made products that aren’t just mass produced for shear profits,” he said. Although his business is still in its “infant stage,” Davis said he sees the potential for it to grow even larger. “I plan to continue making and selling my work, and if I can sell more things than I can make, then I will start hiring and grow the company,” he said. Among attending WVU and managing his own business, Davis is also the current president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Through this role, he has learned the value of teaching others about his passion of glasswork. “West Virginia used to be known for its high quality glass work, and it is a shame that it has died out since then,” he said. “Ultimately, I want to spread glass culture and get more people involved within the community.” As a native of the area, Davis said he owes a lot of his success to his local community. “I’ve had a lot of help spreading the word about everything through the University setting,” he said. As the word spreads throughout the community, Davis hopes to make further connections within the Morgantown area in an effort to get buyers to purchase his products. A market for this unique form of glass may indeed lie in Morgantown.

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WVU finalizes first academic exchange agreement with Paraguay By Hannah Wigal STaff Writer @DailyAthenaeum

West Virginia University and the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion in San Lorenzo, Paraguay, are in the process of finalizing an academic exchange agreement for students and faculty. Director and professor of WVU’s agriculture and resource economics program, Dr. Gerard D’Souza, traveled to Paraguay on a trip sponsored by the Fulbright program and spoke to groups of students and at conferences on issues in-

volving sustainability and economic development. D’Souza’s trip sparked his interest in creating an exchange with the premier university of Paraguay and WVU. “It was a wonderful professional experience,” D’Souza said. “In my thirty years at WVU, I have traveled professionally to many parts of the world on various trips, and I think this has to be the best experience I ever had.” A delegation from the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion visited WVU June 10-13 to make final arrangements for the

exchange program. This agreement will become effective pending approval from University officials. The delegation visited with WVU’s chief global officer and Milan Puskar Dean of the College of Business and Economics Jose “Zito” Saratelli, WVU President E. Gordon Gee and the WVU Office of International Programs. “President Gee was a most gracious host, and the Office of International Programs was instrumental in making this happen,” D’Souza said. “The delegation loved not only the President and the Univer-

sity, but Morgantown as well.” D’Souza spoke on June 11 about the relationships between economic development, environment quality and energy and developing a vision for the future of Paraguay. Paraguay has a wealth of natural resources, and the country is the world’s largest exporter of hydroelectric energy. “With the Paraguayan economy and their access to natural resources, they could position themselves to be the renewable energy capital of the world by 2020,” D’Souza said.

USDA sponsors WVU’s Upward Bound Summer Food Program By Alyssa Lazar Staff Writer @DailyAthenaeum

With sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service, West Virginia University’s Upward Bound program will be able to successfully host and supply food for their summer program for Clay-Batelle, Grafton and Preston High School students. WVU’s Upward Bound program is a federallyfunded program through the Department of Education working with high school students who may be the first in their family to get a four-year degree, may meet eligibility requirements in terms of income or may be at risk of graduating from their respective high schools. The summer program is a method Upward Bound employs to introduce high school students to a model of college life. “The crown jewel of the Upward Bound program is the summer program, where students actually get the chance to come and live on the WVU campus,” said Frances Bennett, WVU’s Upward Bound director. This year, WVU’s Upward Bound received a sponsorship from the USDA, which ensures students have ac-

cess to nutritious and delicious meals during the summer months. There are several different types of the food sponsorship to ensure people are receiving these types of meals. Usually, places in the community offer food to anyone in the community for free. Upward Bound’s program, however, is strictly residential. Only students participating in the summer program can receive access to the meal. “We try to receive the sponsorship every summer because it makes a difference in our funding,” Bennet said. With the impending budget cuts, Bennett said the summer food sponsorship is necessary. “Having things like the summer food program to supplement some of our budget cuts is incredibly helpful because it allows us to have good food,” she said. This summer, students will live in Bennett Tower and eat at Hatfields and Cafe Evansdale. They will work up roommate contracts and go to classes, just like college students. The classes are structured similarly to a real college class. The classes offered include English, Spanish, math and science. Bennett said the aca-

demically-focused portions of the program are designed to be both interesting and engaging. Other classes taught are self-defense and pilates. Aside from the summer program, Upward Bound also offers numerous programs throughout the academic year. They offer a Saturday program, where high school students from the three schools come together at the WVU campus. “We will do a college visit once a year, we will do community service, we will tie-dye some t-shirts and then, we will do some academically-focused things that are interesting and engaging,” Bennett said. A few of the interesting and engaging activities Upward Bound organized was helping students create their own chapsticks with the WVU School of Pharmacy instead of doing chemistry out of a book, and a zombie boot-camp day where instead of doing math in the classroom, students had to figure out how fast they could run with a 20-pound pack on their back. Haley Pennington, senior political science student at WVU, works with WVU’s Upward Bound within the tutoring service that the program provides. She focuses on the

areas of English, history and Spanish. “I really enjoy engaging with the students and getting to help them academically and outside their schoolwork,” Pennington said. By working with the Upward Bound program, Pennington witnesses the numerous opportunities the program provides for the students who would not be available to them otherwise. “The program helps support an important message and helps students gain confidence in their academics and in their future,” Pennington said. “With a strong support system, students realize that they can succeed in high school, move forward in college and then hopefully, stay in college for their entire college career.” Upward Bound continues to generate clever ways to get students engaged with their academics. They will be participating in a national video competition in the coming months. Upward Bound is currently looking for volunteers who like to do video work for this project. To find out more about Upward Bound or the summer program, visit http://

D’Souza said energy is an area that is important to WVU, the state of West Virginia and the entire world. “West Virginia has an abundance of natural resources and energy resources the Paraguayans can learn from,” he said. This is a historic agreement for the University because WVU has academic agreements with only two other South American countries, and WVU will be the first university in the United States Paraguay will have an academic exchange with. “I think it will be a great opportunity and a win-win

situation for both Paraguay as well as West Virginia and the United States,” D’Souza said. D’Souza said the agreement between the universities is all about the students and their development. “I think agreements like this exemplify the word ‘universe’ in university,” he said. For more information about the exchange program contact D’Souza at or contact the WVU Office of International Programs at 304-293-6955.


Obama sets aside massive Pacific Ocean preserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted Tuesday to create the world’s largest ocean preserve by expanding a national monument his predecessor established in waters thousands of miles from the American mainland. The designation for a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean marks a major symbolic victory for environmentalists, who have urged the president to take action on his own to protect the planet as Congress turns its focus elsewhere. But the initiative will have limited practical implications because little fishing or drilling are taking place even without the new protections. Protecting the world’s oceans and the vibrant ecosystems that thrive deep under the surface is a task that’s bigger than any one country but the U.S. must take the lead, Obama said, announcing the initiative during an ocean conservation conference. “Let’s make sure that years from now we can look our children in the eye and tell them that, yes, we did our part, we took action, and we led the way

toward a safer, more stable world,” Obama said in a video message. Obama hasn’t settled on the final boundaries for the expanded Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, and will solicit input from fishermen, scientists and conservation experts. Obama’s senior counselor, John Podesta, said that process would start immediately and wrap up “in the very near future.” President George W. Bush, a Republican, created the monument in 2009 by setting aside waters that encircle an array of remote islands in the south-central Pacific, between Hawaii and American Samoa. Bush’s protections extend about 50 miles from the shore of the U.S.-administered islands, but maritime law gives the U.S. control up to 200 nautical miles from the coast, forming the outer limit of what Obama could protect using the 1906 Antiquities Act. Conservation groups urged Obama to be bold. If Obama opts for the full 200 miles, conservation groups said, he could roughly double the amount of ocean that’s protected worldwide.

Provost Michele Wheatly steps down (WVUToday) — West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee announced today that Dr. Michele G. Wheatly will be stepping down as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the end of June. Gee named College of Law Dean Joyce McConnell to provost and vice president, effective July 1. “I want to thank Dr. Wheatly for her five years


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spaces than normal. And, because of the proximity to a parking lot behind Daniel’s Men’s Clothing, the total was again reduced by 26. From there, developers cut six more with motorcycle and bicycle spaces. All overflow parking, for residents who weren’t able to secure a spot, would be directed to extended-stay parking lots in the surrounding downtown area. The big question: Is 126 spaces enough for 368 residents?

of extraordinary service to WVU, especially co-leading our 2020 strategic planning process and for keeping those five goals focused and on track and, most recently, for leading our campus-wide reaccreditation efforts,” Gee said. “I have great respect for Michele and wish her all the best as she continues her contributions to higher education.” On appointing McCoIn response, developers stated the extended-stay lots are only 82 percent full when WVU is in session and 65 percent full out of session. These statistics were from a discussion between the developers and Tom Arnold, the executive director of the Morgantown Parking Authority. Commission President Peter DeMasters speculated these figures were possibly skewed by including the Wharf District garage because it is often empty. Later, Arnold said these spaces were not included in the calculations. “But, it truly doesn’t really matter,” Arnold said,

nnell, President Gee said, “McConnell is a highly respected faculty member, dean and leader, and is familiar with all phases of academic life – from policies, programs and facilities to budgets, personnel and strategic planning. To view the full story, visit http://wvutoday.wvu. edu/n/2014/06/17/wvu-swheatly-stepping-downgee-names-mcconnell-toprovost-position-july-1. “because we’re working on a plan right now to build another garage, which will (hold) an excess of 500 cars. We were just talking about what’s available today.” The commission also noted the area lacks a grocery store, potentially forcing students to travel to other parts of the city and thus requiring a car. Though the proposal did not pass, Steve LaCagnin, the lawyer represensting developers, told the Dominion Post on Monday developers have yet to decide if they will pursue an appeal.

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Gazsi displays latest eco sculpture by jake jarvis A&E editor @jakejarviswvu

Morgantown’s artist-towatch, Benjamin Gazsi, unveiled his latest eco-sculpture Saturday evening at the Ben, BBQ, & Bluegrass Special Event hosted by the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown. This was the first sculpture Gazsi created as a “real artist” before he leaves for a graduate school near Rochester, New York to study scuplting. The West Virginia Botanic Garden features 82 acres of land including several hiking trails around the old resevoir, meditation gardens and placards describing the history of the land. Victoria Cather, the fundraising chair member of the board of directors and lead organizer of the annual event, said she makes it her mission to have all Morgantown residents aware of the gardens. Many people, however, have not ventured down once. “The first time people come down here, it’s like they’re in awe,” Cather said. C.G. Shields, a former Morgantown resident now living in Gainesville, Florida, said he was never aware the gardens existed and wishes he had the chance to visit them before his move. “We wanted to bring people down to the garden and let them know it’s here,” Cather said. “I think for a long time, and still, a lot of people don’t know of the this treasure in Morgantown. But, we’ve had great

success these past years.” She said the first year’s event brought in around 300 people and has continued to bring roughly this same number consistently during the next two years. This year’s event was catered by Martin’s BBQ and Tutto Gelato who provided a buffet of southern foods and sweets. Cather chose Gazsi to create a statue in the hopes that it would add a longlasting piece to the garden’s rich history. “I love Ben’s work, and I thought it would be so unique to have one of his sculptures down in the garden,” Cather said. “We didn’t know quite which sculpture we wanted, and we threw around a few ideas. Then, we remembered a red-tailed hawk that was let loose in the garden.” The hawk was released earlier in May by the Aviation Conservation Center of Appalachia. Gazsi created his eco-scultpure as an homage to the bird now roaming the skies above the gardens Gazsi said of all his creations, this one took the longest with over a month of work needed to complete it. He said, unlike his sculptures at Coopers Rock, he was allowed more time to “sit back and do this one more carefully.” With every new work, Gazsi learns how to make his design more sustainable for the wear and tear of mother nature. This sculpture should stand the longest because of an intricate rope detailing and an organic water sealant. “At this point, you can’t


Benjamin Gazsi poses next to his latest creation at the West Virginia Botanical Gardens. turn down anything,” he said. “The first time they asked me to make a statue for them was last summer, but I was away for summer.” After finding himself on the Morgantown Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, Gazsi once again caught the attention of the garden’s staff. After drafting two pro-

posals for the design, Gazsi was “given the keys” to the gardens and allowed to work at his leisure. He said the staff and board members were excited to help in anyway they could. “I’ve been approached for paid work like this before,” he said, “like a children’s facility in New York,

but they can’t always find money for it, and you can’t always do it for free.” But Gazsi isn’t working for free. In fact, his one-ofa-kind sculpture has earned him $3,000. “I think a lot of people would come down here if they knew about it,” he said. “It’s kind of out of the way,

so hopefully people will see (the sculpture) and come to find it.” For more information on Gazsi, visit To find out about the West Virginia Botanic Garden, visit http://

Former professor releases album ‘You and I are Brave’ jake jarvis a&e editor @jakejarviswvu

A dark blazer, light-wash jeans and a worn-in pair of sneakers walked onto the stage at the Monongalia Arts Center as former West Virginia University statistics professor, Philip Turk, celebrated the upcoming release of his album, “You and I are Brave,” Saturday night with a release party. Joining Turk was Juliana Yap on keyboards, Chris Audia on drums and Duncan Lorimer on bass guitar. For $5, audiences were treated to a live show and will be mailed a copy of the CD after its final mastering in early July. About 50 people came to hear the 40-minute set, most of whom were Turk’s colleagues, friends or former students. There was a sense of ease in the air despite some minor technical difficulties, perhaps elicited by the audience’s familiarity. As Turk first strummed his guitar and looked into the shadows of the audience, he seemed at home.

Turk has had a long love affair with music, starting from his time at Western Illinois University as a student. He said he was in a band in college and then moved to Chicago to kick start his music career. Ultimately, though, the hard rock band he later joined began worrying more about “which eyeliner to wear” and less about the actual music. The music was why Turk was there in the first place. “I really don’t care if this is the apex of what I do musically,” Turk said. “If I sell two CDs, that’s fine. I just want to make a contribution to the universe in some meager, small way.” The album title was inspired by a conversation with a graduate student Turk advised. The student said what separates Turk and she from others is that “you and I are brave.” “I thought about that quite hard actually. and I meditated on that every day,” Turk said. “I thought about it, and I realized, moreover, everyone is brave.” During his younger days, Turk said he felt like he was conforming to what the world ex-


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pected and wanted from him. As many know, this isn’t the best way to live life. “Everyone deserves to have a song to know they belong,” Turk said. Of the songs Turk performed, he sounds like he belongs the most in “The Finish Line.” The song was inspired by a close friend who helped him finish a 100mile marathon in Colorado. Turk, preparing for over two years for this race, tripped during an ultra marathon and had to have his entire knee rebuilt. After recovering, Turk was able to ultimately run the race, his friend meeting him at every aid station to give him water. “I just remember at that last aid station, she was just in tears,” Turk said. “I remember her saying, ‘You’ve just got a few more miles to go, just a few more miles.’ I heard her call out to me, ‘Finish line, finish line.’” As the song come to a crescendo, a heavy drum beat gives the listener a sense of charging head on into battle. Another gem from the album is “All There Is to


Philip Turk flashes a smile to the audience at the Monongalia Arts Center Say.” Turk’s voice feels the with but is “wishing them strongest in this song. But the best in life.” despite what you might It’s clear from his inthink after hearing it, it’s teractions with the audinot a love song. ence, the way he speaks of The lyrics are dedicated his friends and his entire to a special friend of Turk perception of things, Turk who he’s since lost contact is a true musician looking

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Students’ investment in the future of WVU In the past week we’ve learned two huge victories for the American workforce. In a unanimous decision, Seattle’s city council voted to approve a new citywide $15 minimum wage, set to be implemented over time, depending on the size of the business. By 2019, the minimum wage will be enforced for the entire city. According to, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray gathered “business leaders, union bosses, and community advocates” for four months to craft a proposal for the hike. This amount is specific

Seattle’s challenges and reflective of its current wealth disparities. In April, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin approved a minimum wage hike to $8 in 2015 and then $8.75 in 2016. Businesses will continue to raise their wages to attract better employees. Some fear that a higher minimum wage will ultimately cost jobs. Dave Oliver from The Guardian suggests otherwise in a June 10 article. “Every year, employer groups say the same thing: a pay rise for low paid workers will raise unemployment and the sky will fall

on small businesses across the country,” Oliver wrote. “Every year, the sky fails to fall in and small businesses continue to open their doors.” But high wages aren’t the only some business, like Starbucks, are doing to improve the lives of their employees. The company originally founded in Seattle recently unveiled the “Starbucks Achievement Plan” which allows all employees, working more than 20 hours a week, free tuition to Arizona State University’s online program. This is a huge victory for college students across the nation who have to


juggle the financial responsibilities of higher education. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recognizes the importance of having an educated staff. Young employees often work during college to pay tuition. Climbing tuition and living expenses force students to work more and more hours. Cheap housing in Morgantown can range from $300500. New housing developments boast prices of $800 or more. This, in conjunction with the West Virginia University

Board of Governor’s tuition hike approval, will negatively affect students. From there, academic performance suffers. But no one benefits from undereducated employees. Across the nation, tenure track professors are giving way to adjunct professors, hurting the professional lives of the instructor and the student’s understanding of the material. After recent news that WVU has cut over 100 positions, we can only hope our University doesn’t continue to follow this trend. Whether from the public or private sector, students

need support now more than ever. College students need cheap and accessible college education, relateable work experience that supports, not overpowers their education and most importantly qualified faculty that raise the standards of excellence. To those business hoping to open their doors here, to future administrators of this University, take heed: If you invest in Morgantown, in the students of WVU, we will invest in you.


Father’s Day makes many Starbucks College Achievement Plan, the first of its kind thankful for mothers jake jarvis A&E Editor @jakejarviswvu

For many, Father’s Day is a time to remember the great men in our lives who held us in their arms when we were small, held onto us as we learned to ride our bicycles and held out the car keys when we turned 16. I am not one of those people. 20 years have gone by, each of those without a dad. I only met my biological father, Jeffrey Hazelett, two times. When I was eight years old, he passed away. This was before I realized I was missing out on anything. My mother did a heck of a job being both parents. She did the “mom” and the “dad” work. And like many of my friends who are also the product of a single mother rearing, my childhood felt perfectly natural. It just so happens that my 20th birthday coincided with Father’s Day this year, and with it came a flurry of thoughts. Chiefly among them: did I miss out by not having a father? According to the statistics, I should have. The Center for Disease Control tells us 85% of children who have behavioral disorders come from a fatherless home. Also, the U.S. Census Bureau cites that 63% of youth suicides come from the same environment. This data seems to suggest that when rigid paren-

tal roles are not fulfilled, the child has a negative outcome. That may be for some. But is it the lack of a father, or the lack of support for a single mother has that causes this? Here I am, a fairly welladjusted college student with no behavioral problems. Am I missing something? I must be overlooking some deep rooted emotional pain, some burning desire for a father. Though I grew up in a fatherless home, I was raised by two parents. My mothers, yes plural, put up with me for the better part of my life. We had ups and downs, but at the end of the day I still call my moms when I get a flat tire. My moms are there for me when I need it. My moms listen to me complain about professors “just not getting it.” And my moms still remind me that “they’re your professors, so it’s probably you not getting it.” My moms are awesome. Marriage equality across the country seems inevitable. In fact, even the conservative Sen. Orrin Hatch sees the signs. “Let’s face it, anybody who does not believe that gay marriage is going to be the law of the land just hasn’t been observing what’s going on,” Hatch said on KSL Radio’s Doug Wright Show in late May. Each day another state is one step closer to being on the right side of history. Within the next decade, America’s understanding

of parenting will be continually recalibrated to include all spectrums of child rearing. President Barrack Obama made sure to point out gay parents in his Father’s Day message. “This is a task for every father -- whether married or single, gay or straight, natural or adoptive -- and every child deserves someone who will step up and fill this role,” Obama wrote about, referencing the task fathers have. And Hallmark published an eCard by transgender artist Kylie Summer Wu entitled, “I’ll Take Two.” In the card, a young girl buys two ties, two bouquets of flowers and two “Greatest Dad” mugs for her two fathers. With all of this talk of fatherhood, I can’t help but notice an increasing number of my high school graduating class becoming fathers. Come on, really? I certainly don’t feel ready to fill those shoes. So maybe there is something I did miss out on by not having a dad: learning how to be one. With no dad to reference, I look to the only place I can for guidance in being a father. My mom’s put loving me above anything else, “the rest just falls into place.” Say what you want about the importance of fathers, that’s good advice no matter your gender. Happy Father’s Day, moms.

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The concept of the American dream is pretty far from the minds of our generation compared to generations past. We all know that our country is a place where anyone can achieve greatness, where you can go from rags to riches. However, that “greatness” tends to be mistaken these days for the fact that anyone can be a reality star and have their fifteen minutes of fame. Lately, there has been much debate concerning minimum wage in the service industry, student debt and the implications of the shrinking middle class, but one company has decided to take the initiative to do something about the ways things are going in this country. Although Starbucks had a previous plan to help their employees by providing $500-$1000 toward tuition, Starbucks has teamed up with Arizona State University to create the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. It was officially launched in New York on Monday. This program allows partners of Starbucks working 20 hours or more a week to enroll as a junior or senior in Arizona State University’s online program and to have their entire tuition reimbursed. Freshmen and sophomores are also awarded partial scholarships and financial aid toward their degree, taking a tremendous load off the stress of student loans. Not only is tuition being funded by Starbucks and ASU, but the students will be provided with the support of an enrollment coach, financial aid counselor, and academic advisor. It’s a little sad this program is the first of its kind in the nation to provide al-

most full financial coverage by teaming up with a specific university. The average student loan debt jumped 35 percent from 2005 to 2012, while the median salary dropped 2.2 percent, according to In addition to these startling statistics, The Wall Street Journal found the average 2014 college student will graduate $33,000 in debt, lending to our country’s $1.1 trillion student loan debt crisis. Starbucks is a company with a reputation for treating its employees well, offering company stock and retirement plans. The company states, “for us to be successful, we need the people who work for us to feel successful.” One of the most amazing aspects of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan is there are no strings attached. Employees have absolutely no obligation to stay with the company. The cost of the plan has not yet been released because enrollment is not yet known. However, with 70 percent of Starbucks employees at the average college-age, the plan will be valuable to thousands. Arizona State University has one of the largest online programs in the country, with enrollment at 10,000 students and 40 different programs to choose from. “The inequality within the country has created a situation where many Americans

are being left behind,” said Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO. Many students are forced to drop out of school with the rising debt, bleak job market outlook, and work conflicts. Although many regard being a student as a fulltime job, the sad truth is that for many that is absolutely impossible. A student who works 40 hours a week is undoubtedly disadvantaged competing against classmates who have the ability to dedicate every day to their studies. With the Starbucks plan, any employee who works at least twenty hours a week is eligible to graduate from college almost or completely debt-free. Enrollment for the program starts Aug. 15, with online classes beginning in October. Starbucks decided “human capital is one of the most important things (they) can invest in.” We can only hope that other companies will follow suit when they see the invaluable benefits of the program. Investing in our people and providing them with the tools for success is the best thing we can do for everyone’s future. Hopefully, a company as giant as Starbucks shedding light on this undeniable fact will have a positive ripple effect.

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We all know that college is tough, especially with the stress of life on top of hard classes. You deserve to have some things in your life simplified, so here are some life hacks that will help you through your college career. On hold no more: Have you ever been faced with the daunting task of calling a company where you were put on hold … and stayed on hold forever? Well, wait no more! There is an app called the FastCustomer app, that will call the company for you and wait on hold. Once an actual person picks up, the app will call you and let you know. Stuffy nose: Stuffy noses really suck, especially when you want to try and get some shut eye and feel like your mouth is going to dry out while your nose causes those awful congested headaches. To get rid



of your stuffy nose, take a hot shower. The steam will help clear that baby right up. Salt water also helps, so if you live by the beach, get in the water! And if you like spicy food, that’s a for sure way to get those sinuses cleared up. Public bathroom shyness: Especially in the beginning, it can be pretty nerve-wracking to take care of business in the dorm bathrooms. If you feel like you’re going to take a while, try and go really early in the morning–that’s when you are the least likely to run into people. If someone does happen to come in, simply lift your feet up so they can’t see your shoes, and wait until they leave. They’ll have no idea who’s in there! Clogged drain: Is your drain clogged? While Draino is awesome, it can be pretty pricey, and is never in the house when you need it. To unclog a drain, all you need is 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar. Clog

be gone. No more dishes: If you’re too lazy to do dishes, use a tortilla as a plate. No dishes? Yes please. The fact that you can actually eat your “plate” is a pretty awesome concept. And tortillas go with a lot of stuff. Free trials online: Want to get a free trial for something but don’t want to use your credit card–because you know you’ll forget to cancel before the actual paying kicks in or simply don’t have one? Use a Visa gift card! Well I know what I’m doing tonight: hello Hulu. Oversleeping: Do you oversleep because you are either so passed out to the point where you don’t hear your alarm or you keep hitting snooze? Put your phone in a glass. This will amplify the sound of your alarm and will make it much more difficult to simply reach over and slide the snooze button. And if you manage to somehow sleep through that, I’m sure

one of your roommates will graciously throw something at you. Smelly room: If your room smells bad, attach a dryer sheet to a fan/AC unit and turn it on. It will be smelling fresh in no time. Also have Febreeze handy, or candles that are strong enough to work instantly. Water balloon fight: Don’t you hate it when you want to have a water balloon fight, and instead of exploding on the person, the stupid balloon just bounces off? To prevent this, blow the balloon up with some air before filling it. This will ensure that it will pop on your target. Key identification: Have a bunch of keys on your key ring and can never keep them straight? Paint the backs with nail polish. The colors will help you differentiate the keys, and if you have to return the keys to a landlord or school housing later, you can use nail polish remover to get it looking back to its boring

self. Pancakes 101: Want to make someone breakfast that actually looks presentable? Put pancake mix in a cleaned out ketchup bottle for no mess and perfectly formed pancakes. This is also a great way to save the batter for another day. Coffee hack: Put coffee in an ice tray, so when you want to make iced coffee it won’t get watered down. Works with tea as well! This is way faster than making the drink and then waiting impatiently while it “cools” in the fridge, since you know you are going to get so impatient that you’ll end up drinking it at that gross luke-warm temperature. Borrowing: If you are letting a friend borrow something from you, take a picture of them holding it, so you won’t forget who has it! We have so much to think about all the time that it is very easy to forget who has what. This would also be a great way

to kindly remind them they have something, by sending the picture to them. Moving tip: If you’re moving, put heavy things like books into suitcases instead of boxes. This will make it easier to transport, since you can roll the suitcase, and you won’t have to worry about the box ripping and spilling your content everywhere. Presentation hack: Are you nervous about giving your presentation in class? Find a friend in your class that will ask you a question at the end, one which you will already know the answer to. Make it detailed so you’ll look extra smart, and it will take up time so not many other people will be able to ask you one. Wi-Fi password: You can get the Wi-Fi password to most establishments if you check the comments on Foursquare. No more guessing for you (because you know you are horrible at that anyway).

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HOROSCOPE BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you often feel pressured by superiors and their expectations. You might be far more capable than you realize. Take a risk and go out on a limb; be willing to do something out of your comfort zone. If you are single, you’ll attract someone from work or from a commitment. Be aware of the problems you could encounter by mixing your private life with your public image before jumping in. If you are attached, you are likely to enjoy being around your significant other more often. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH You’ll wake up with a new perspective. A dream might have provided

a solution to a problem. When you initially present this idea, you could receive a negative response. After a lively discussion, however, an agreement is likely to be reached. Tonight: As you would like it. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You see the potential in seizing the moment. You know what is possible, and you’ll try to move forward in a progressive manner. A suggestion that you initially had doubted will prove to work. Be willing to give credit where credit is due. Tonight: Continue as you have. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Your pensive side will emerge, and it might encourage a novel way of approaching someone you look up to. The best thing to do is try it out and see where it takes you. Your more dynamic personality will shine through.

Tonight: Be willing to work till the wee hours. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Investigate different solutions in order to achieve a certain end result. You could be very pleased by what emerges. Laughter surrounds a loved one. Your upbeat attitude and your willingness to let others chip in will create good interactions. Tonight: Reach for the stars. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Deal with a partner directly, if you desire certain results. It is easier to work as a team than it is to work alone. A discussion might point to an adjustment being made, so try not to get discouraged. Set aside any uncomfortable feelings. Tonight: Dinner for two. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Someone could be pushing you

too hard right now. You might not be sure which way to proceed, even though you’ll have a limited number of choices. Curb a tendency to funnel your anger into spending money or partaking in other indulgences. Tonight: Let the fun begin. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Pace yourself, as you have a lot of ground to cover. You might not be sure how to prioritize your tasks. Your anger could emerge from out of the blue in a discussion with a higherup. Find a mutually acceptable solution for both of you. Tonight: Have some fun. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH You might want to create a new beginning. Your ability to manifest much more of what you desire will materialize. You could be sitting on some anger that might trigger a

strong reaction when dealing with foreign elements. Tonight: Indulge your imagination. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH You’ll be involved with a deceptive situation that surrounds your home and/or a family member. As a result, you could have difficulty rooting out the cause. Ask questions, and the answers might change your thinking. Use care with your finances. Tonight: Head home. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Make a point to help others (as well as yourself ) understand a confusing project or idea. Your outlook could change once you grasp what is being said. You might not want to assume the lead here, so let someone else step in. Tonight: Don’t let someone else’s frustration get to you.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH You’ll see through a ruse, but whether you decide to let others in on it will depend on several factors. Consider the cost of keeping this deception to yourself. A friend could be involved, but you might prefer that he or she figures it out without your help. Tonight: Out late. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH You seem to know the right way to go. Your creativity will point to the correct path for an emotionally trying situation. A friend could reverse his or her support with a critical issue. Trust yourself and your decisions. Tonight: Be the lead player. BORN TODAY Musician Paul McCartney (1942), newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps (1854), singer Blake Shelton (1976).



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Yesterday’s Restaurant hosts Summer Wine Series, uses flavors in season by mitchell glazier A&E writer @dailyathenaeum


A bartender pours a cocktail for a customer at Yesterday’s Restaurant.

Yesterday’s Restaurant, an upscale bar and grill in Morgantown, is hosting a Summer Wine Series Dinner Friday at 6 p.m. The restaurant often plans seasonal-themed dinners, which harken back to a “simpler, more relaxed lifestyle.” Yesterday’s features a varied menu, which incorporates international ingredients to create a fresh and one-of-a-kind dining experience. The dinner, which will feature four courses, will cost guests $50 per seat. The flavors of the Summer Wine Series Dinner menu were integrated to blend seamlessly with wine pairings, complimenting the fruity, floral flavors of the season’s offerings. “Our goal is to use the most in-season offerings in our dishes,” said Joe Castillo,

the general manager of Yesterday’s Restaurant. “Guests can expect quality when they dine with us.” Yesterday’s is equipped with bar, booth, table and conference room seating, making it an easy destination for all events from family dinners to corporate luncheons. In addition to the accommodating layout, Yesterday’s, as their name affirms, offers a retrospective and relaxed environment for guests seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of the work week. Adorned with black and white photos, classic Americana paintings and Gatsby-style lighting, the restaurant’s old world elegance won’t go unnoticed. To accompany Yesterday’s old-world, muted glamour, a consistent stream of rat pack crooners and jazz bands play lightly in the air. “Guests are always surprised when they walk in,” Castillo said. “The restaurant is never what they ex-

pected. We want guests to feel warm and comfortable.” From Sauvignon Blanc to Chianti, Yesterday Restaurant’s 2014 Summer Wine Series will host seasonal flavors to satisfy the most seasoned traveler and wine extraordinaire. The dinner menu will be featuring cuts of lamb, chicken, beef and fish for the choosing. These quality ingredients rival the Pittsburgh-area bar and grills. Before planning the four course dinner, chefs at Yesterday’s Restaurant tasted countless wines. From blends originating in the French countryside to aged pairings from Virginia’s vineyard-lined coast, no wine variety went unnoticed. After slimming down choices to a summer palette, the wine pairings for each course were finalized. “Our chef grew up in Puerto Rico and later went to culinary school in Chicago,” Castillo said. “He’s

a great chef and incredibly diverse.” The evening will begin with a course of scallops and vegetables to open guests’ palettes for an intriguing menu. After guests finish with a paired wine, which will be announced that evening, a second course of edamame salad and black tirifi tomatoes with sesame miso vinaigrette will follow before the main course. Steak, chicken or lamb tatakae with soba noodles and wasabi cream will be served as the evening’s entree highlight. A dessert of coconut pudding with lychee and mangos will cap off the fourcourse meal, which will follow with a final pairing. Guests planning to attend the Summer Wine Series Dinner are advised to make reservations early, as limited seats are available. Contact Yesterday’s Restaurant at 304-284-0740. daa&

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««««« “I Love You Because,” the M.T. Pockets Theatre Company’s current musical, is a fantastic story about love, promting audiences to examine their own relationships. The show opened Friday night and was directed by Jaime Clegg. As the program said, it is a “modern twist on Pride and Prejudice.” I don’t have enough memory from high school to judge on that, although Austin and Jeff Bennett were two characters in the play and that rang a bell. Clegg said he loved putting this play together and working with the members of the cast before opening night. “I think it went great tonight, I think the audience was loving it,” he said, “they seemed into it, lots of laughter. This has been the best cast I’ve worked with, it was incredible, everybody who auditioned just fit the parts.” Musically, there was a nice variety of up-beat numbers along with endearing songs about love and the interpersonal struggles between the characters. The plot, though typical of a romantic comedy, worked. Starting off, Austin is dating a woman, named Catherine, who cheats on him in the second scene. He goes to his brother Jeff who says he should “get back out there” and find someone else to take his mind off her. Also, to make her want him back. The two brothers meet Marcy and Diana, who Jeff found on a Jewish dating website. But none of them are Jewish. They have an awkward first night together. Marcy also just got out of a long relationship and she has

a weird, quiet, newly single girl thing going on. She doesn’t want to get too close to Austin out of fear of being hurt once again. But she seems to like the idea of spending time with him. She and Diana’s adventures with the Bennett brothers all stemmed from Diana’s analytical explanation of what Marcy should do to get over her ex-boyfriend. Of course, in a typical turn of events, feelings are developed and a heated argument on the problems with jumping quickly into a new relationship. But I won’t spoil it. The cast worked well together. The show was quirky, funny and lovable. My favorite part was when three characters randomly show up throughout the play singing about how Marcy and Austin will have the “perfect romance.” It was hilarious. Delilah Nethken came from Denver, Colorado with her husband to watch her sister in law perform in the show. “It was amazing, it was really cute and romantic,” she said. Amy Lyn Widmer played Marcy, and she said being a member of the cast was something she has been waiting to do. “I loved it, it was inspiring. I waited like five and a half years to do a musical in Morgantown and this production was amazing,” Widmer said. “The director was super talented, brought things out of us that we didn’t know we had, and the cast was cool.” “I Love You Because” has two more showings, on June Thursday and Friday at M.T. Pockets on Fayette Street and Beechurst Avenue at 8 p.m. Both nights, tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, visit http://mtpocketstheatre. com or buy them at the box office the night of the show. daa&



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Juwan Staten, Devin Williams working on weaknesses during off-season, leading by example By Connor Murray Sports Editor @ConnorKMurray

Juwan Staten did it all for the West Virginia basketball team during the 2013-14 season. On a team without any seniors, the junior point guard took the Big 12 by storm and kept the Mountaineers competitive despite much of the team struggling to be consistent. With two of his top three scorers, Eron Harris and Terry Henderson, opting to leave the program and transfer, head coach Bob Huggins said Staten must continue to develop as a player and, perhaps more importantly, as a leader heading into his final season in Morgantown. “(He has to) continue to assume a leadership role,” Huggins said. “He’s been terrific. He’s been as good as virtually anyone I’ve had in the past in terms of trying to learn what we want done and be able to help his teammates figure out the same kind of

things.” Staten recorded some eye-popping statistics during his junior campaign that earned him a First Team All-Big 12 selection and a reputation as one of the most reliable and dynamic point guards in the country. While some players can get by on pure athleticism, Huggins said Staten has taken his game to the next level with hours of hard work in the gym. “He certainly set an example with work ethic. He lives in the gym. He just doesn’t go in the gym and shoot balls, he’s in there working and I think that has kind of permeated to a degree through our team,” he said. The one hole in Staten’s game so far in his career has been outside shooting. Despite averaging 18.1 points per game in the 2013-14 season, Staten made just six 3-pointers in 15 attempts. Huggins said he expects to see improvement in that area and wants Staten to learn to

trust his jump shot. “He’ll shoot it better,” Huggins said. “He shot it okay (in 2013-14), he just didn’t shoot it enough. I think he needs to be a little more selfish maybe in that regard. When he’s open he can go ahead and jump up and shoot it in.” While Staten made waves in the backcourt last season, forward Devin Williams developed into a solid post scoring and rebounding option in his freshman season. In a league with some of the biggest and toughest post players in the country, Williams finished No. 7 in the Big 12 in rebounding, averaging 7.2 boards per game. As he got more comfortable being one of West Virginia’s main offensive weapons as the season wore on, Williams established himself as a doubledouble threat. “I think Devin (Williams) is conceivably a guy who could average a double-double. He needs to be a little more con-




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Three Mountaineers earn All-American honors By Kevin Hooker Sports Writer @DailyAthenaeum

The West Virginia University track and field team ended its 2014 season at the Divison I NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon last week, with three athletes earning All-America honors. Senior Stormy Nesbit earned First Team All-America after finishing eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 13.03 meters. Her

mark is her third-best leap this season. “Stormy’s All-America performance was the height of our season,” said head coach Sean Cleary. “The emotions involved with this group this week is without description. This is one of the highlight’s in our program’s history.” Nesbit ends her collegiate career as the WVU school record holder in the triple jump with a distance of 13.19 meters. After breaking the school

record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, senior Sarah Martinelli finished 11th in the event to earn Second Team-All America honors. Martinelli ran a time of 10:12.73 and became the second native of Morgantown, West Virginia, in as many years to receive AllAmerica recognition in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Jordan Hamric did so in 2013. “Sarah and Stormy will leave very big shoes to fill,” Cleary said. “We are looking

forward to seeing who fills them.” Junior Allison Lacnicki concluded her season with the second-fastest time in school history in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33:456.22. She finished 17th in the event and earned Third Team-America accolades. Lasnicki broke her previous season-best mark by 25 seconds and was just 10 seconds off her personalbest time of 33:36.11 set last season.

Cleary and the Mountaineers have concluded the 2014 season on a positive note. “As we leave Eugene, we will leave knowing that our week was a huge success,” he said. “We brought three young ladies to the nationals and all three qualified for the finals. All three return home with All-America (honors) and exceed by far their ranking coming into the meet.”


Big 12 hoops teams reload during offseason DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A string of underwhelming NCAA tournament performances made many forget that the Big 12 was perhaps the best league in the country in 2013-14. A flurry of moves in the past two months should help keep the Big 12 stocked with talent for next season. Texas recently signed the nation’s top remaining recruit in forward Myles Turner. League champion Kansas added point guard Devonte Graham following the departure of Naadir Tharpe last month, and Iowa State replaced DeAndre Kane with former UNLV star Bryce Dejean-Jones. Though Oklahoma already has an impressive roster, it’s also hoping to add an impact player for next season. Standout Houston transfer TaShawn Thomas joined the Sooners three weeks ago but will need an NCAA waiver to be eligible right away. It’s no coincidence that the Longhorns, Jayhawks, Cyclones and Sooners will be among the favorites in a conference that should again be loaded in 2014-15. “There are a lot of teams in the league that have signed players in the late signing period that I think will maybe make a difference,” said Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith during the Big 12’s

annual summer teleconference. “It’s hard to believe, but I believe the (Big 12) could be better.” The Longhorns were already expected to be one of the deeper teams in the country since most of their starters will return next season. After adding Turner, they might now be one of the best teams in the country heading into November. Turner, a 6-foot-11, 225-pounder who was ranked as high as No. 2 nationally by ESPN, should give Texas more size in the paint and more athleticism on the wing. Coach Rick Barnes said the Longhorns have already embraced Turner, and he’s apparently fitting right in in Austin. “He can stretch a defense. He can shoot the ball. We know he can shoot the ball. He also has the ability to go inside, score. Defensively, he gives us more size,” Barnes said. Though Tharpe’s departure won’t hurt the Jayhawks as much as losing Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, it still left a hole in the backcourt. Coach Bill Self believes that Graham – who initially committed to Appalachian State and was widely considered the best point guard left unsigned – should help fill that void. “Devonte’s a point guard,

Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber looks on during a game in Morgantown. but probably the best term is part,” Oklahoma coach Lon a lead guard,” Self said. “He Kruger said. “But a great doesn’t have to have the ball kid. Good basketball talent. in his hands, but he thinks Mature.” Oklahoma State also like a point guard. He can be like an extension of the dipped into the one-andcoach. He certainly has the done senior market on intangibles to lead and get Monday when it brought in guys to follow him.” former LSU point guard AnThe Sooners can’t say the thony Hickey to help replace same about Thomas – but Marcus Smart. Baylor added they’re crossing their fingers one of the best junior college that the NCAA lets him play players in the country in forin 2014-15. Thomas averaged ward Deng Deng last month, 15.4 points and 8.1 rebounds and Texas Tech signed four for the Cougars a year ago players in April as it attempts and would seem to be set to to rebuild under Smith. fill the absence left by CamThe only Big 12 team that eron Clark. appears to be regressed as a “No idea on the waiver result of the uptick in player


movement is West Virginia, which saw Eron Harris and Terry Henderson depart for new schools. Everyone else, it seems, has spent the offseason reloading for 2014-15. “There’s a good chance the conference will lose 3-4 players in the very, very top of the NBA Draft coming up. But when some of the new additions come into the conference ... it could be possible that maybe this conference will be as good as it was last year. If not, even better, because of the some of the additions programs have made,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said.

Texas outs Louisville from College World Series OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A workmanlike victory over Louisville has Texas coach Augie Garrido confident his Longhorns are in the right frame of mind to make a deep run at the College World Series. Parker French and Travis Duke limited the Cardinals to four hits, and Texas manufactured runs in three straight innings to win 4-1 in an elimination game Monday. The performance eased Garrido’s concern about his team’s state of mind after a 3-1 loss to UC Irvine in Saturday’s CWS opener. “The celebration has gone on from the time they got their invitation and punched their tickets to Omaha,” Garrido said. “Once you get here, the celebration continues. It’s easy to buy into that, and it’s hard to refocus and get competitive. I didn’t tell them until now, but it is hard to flip that switch.” The Longhorns (44-20) ended a four-game CWS losing streak dating to 2009 and will play UC Irvine in another elimination game Wednesday. Louisville (50-17) went 0-2 in the CWS for the second straight year and is 1-6 in three appearances in Omaha. French (7-5) held the Cardinals to four singles in 7 1-3 innings, and Duke retired their last five batters for his first save. It was French’s second straight strong outing. The

sinker-baller pitched six shutout innings in a win over Houston in super regionals and has allowed three runs in 20 innings in three NCAA tournament appearances. The Longhorns’ pitching staff has a 1.35 ERA over its last eight games. “We have a pitching staff that can stand up to the number of games we need to win to win the national championship,” Garrido said. Louisville sophomore starter Anthony Kidston (9-1) lost for the first time in 15 decisions as a collegian and the Cardinals committed four errors, just as they did in their elimination-game loss to Oregon State last year. “It’s the eight best and eight hottest teams in Omaha, so when you don’t play clean, it gets magnified out here,” Louisville coach Dan McDonnell said. The Longhorns played an error-free game and got big defensive plays from shortstop C.J. Hinojosa and left fielder Ben Johnson. “When I step out there every game, I think this is the best defensive team in the country. I can say that with confidence, up the middle and everywhere,” French said. “They make those plays, it makes me more of a strike-throwing machine, because they’re going to be aggressive and let me keep my pitch count down.”



Preseason predictions don’t always come true For the last 50 days, Paul Meyerberg, a USA Today college football writer, has been counting down to the start of the season by ranking teams from No. 128 to No. 1. On Monday, he previewed the West Virginia Mountaineers. His rank was No. 78, which is 21 spots lower than last year’s team. Meyerberg obviously won’t release his top-5 teams for another two months, but I’d imagine it would include teams like Florida State, Michigan State, Ohio State and Alabama-who, coincidentally play the Mountaineers in the season opener Aug. 30. Granted, these are merely predictions, and I’m sure if I didn’t mention his name you wouldn’t know who Paul Meyerberg was. Predictions are merely predictions. The Auburn Tigers weren’t even in the top-25 preseason rankings last year, and ended up losing in the final minutes to Florida State in the national championship. So don’t tell me anything is possible, because I know it is. But let’s look at the facts. Last year’s team was the first Big 12 Conference team since 2007 to lose to both Kansas and Iowa State in the same season. Those two teams combined for a 3-15 record. The Mountaineers are 4-12 after September in the last two years, and we all know who Holgorsen scheduled his games against before heading into conference play in 2014. Last year’s squad didn’t merely finish No. 9 in the Big 12 in total defense, which, for the Big 12, is par for the course, but also finished fifth in total offense. Two years ago, WVU beat Baylor in shootout 7063, but since that exciting day, the Mountaineers offense has been on a sharp decline and the exact opposite can be said for the Bears. Baylor is what WVU was supposed to be: a fast tempo, hybrid offense that could put points up quickly. The first five weeks of Holgorsen’s debut in the Big 12 went swimmingly: five straight wins against conference foes that also included Texas. How quickly it all can change. The offense has gone from nearly unstoppable to error prone, probably in large part because there hasn’t been a steady quarterback since Geno Smith left. Sure, the team is returning seven players on offense and seven players on defense, but big deal. The Mountaineers finished last year tied for 103 in interceptions and 120 in turnovers, and their 6,142 total yards given up on defense ranks 108. It’s not like this team and coaching staff can just flip a switch, and, in eight months time, completely turn the talent around. It’s not possible. It’s a long, and in this case, painful process because the same Mountaineers this state adores has won only 11 games in the past two seasons and six against conference foes. So, unsurprisingly, Holgorsen has gone from an offense genius and the face of Mountaineer football to a guy who is fighting for his job in 2014. Does a No. 78 preseason ranking sting a little? It sure does. It makes the excitement for the upcoming season feel a lot less exciting, and it’s hard to root for a team that will receive very little face time on the big networks. But that’s sports, and for as high as a team can be one minute, it can drop just as hard the next. So be patient. And most importantly, have fun with it this season. Football is still football, right?




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