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Wednesday October 2, 2013
Volume 126, Issue 33
City passes Armory land ordinance BY PAIGE LITTLE Correspondent @dailyAthenaeum
During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, members passed an ordinance addressing zoning issues and also allowed the public to discuss a number of issues dealing with the West Virginia University campus, including the smoking ban and pedestrian traffic crossing the city’s busy streets. The passed ordinance dealt with the National Guard Armory property located near the new roundabout on Mileground Road.
“It wasn’t in the city limits, and Morgantown was planning on taking ownership of this area,” said Jeff Mikorski, city manager of Morgantown. Because of its location, the armory will now be categorized as a B-2 zone, meaning the property can accommodate commercial activities because of the high volume of traffic beside it, whereas in the past it was a residential area. During the public portion of the Council’s meeting, a number of individuals voiced their opinions on issues they see daily around
WVU’s campus in hopes of future changes being made for the betterment of the city as a whole. Susan McDonald, president of the Evansdale Neighborhood Association, discussed issues regarding smokers near the Evansdale Campus. McDonald said students are going off campus to smoke, thus causing problems to the neighbors nearby. “We are still seeing people coming over and smoking along the sidewalks; smoke is wafting into living rooms of those living
in the area and we still see cigarette butts around,” she said. McDonald said since the roadway between Evansdale Drive and Oakland Street is considered city property, ash bins should be placed in this area to encourage smokers to dispose of their butts properly. “We would like the smokers to know they are there, as well,” she said. “These issues are introduced in hopes of making WVU a healthier campus, not only for those attending the University but of our neighbors as well.”
McDonald also brought up issues pertaining to the new proposed development, University Park, on the Evansdale Campus. “It’s important to think about how 1,500 students are going to cross University Avenue twice a day, every day safely,” she said. McDonald called attention to the fact the city needs to make sure WVU gives City Council a comprehensive plan for how traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, will flow efficiently. “This development is going to be on the magnitude of Towers. This is a scale that
requires a lot of working together,” McDonald said. McDonald said members of Evansdale Neighborhood Association believe the University should work toward routing vehicular traffic through what used to be Medical Center Drive, allowing more room for students to walk safely. Ron Justice, director of Student Organizations Services, also spoke on the pedestrian traffic issue. “Living in an area where you can walk and be separate from the vehicular
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Student sets LIBERTY AND HOT DOGS FOR ALL triathlon world record by laura haight correspondent @dailyathenaeum
At 17-years-old, Sarah Melanson became the youngest female to ever complete an Ironman distance triathlon. During the Chesapeakeman triathlon Sept. 21, in which Melanson, a freshman exercise physiology student, broke a world record. The race consisted of a 2.4mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, all events which competitors must finish in 17 hours. The swim began with a 200-person mass start, in which Melanson was the youngest competitor by 10 years. “You’re with grown men who are wailing on each other,” Melanson said. The young girl overcame jellyfish stings during the swim and terrible weather conditions during the ride and run. “I got stung all over my arms and neck, and my armpits were so hard to move because they were stung,” Melanson said. “You don’t really notice it, because you have so much adrenaline,
though.” She said the most difficult part of the whole experience was the rain and periods of darkness she encountered at the end of the running portion. “There were trash barrels flying and hitting the runners because there was so much wind,” Melanson said. “At that point, you just knew you were out there for a long time, and your body was hurting.” Many competitors gave up during the run, but Melanson made it to the finish line. Her older sister ran with her for the last eight miles to keep Melanson’s spirits up. “A lot of people said, ‘no,’ and just called it a day because they didn’t like the conditions,” she said. “I don’t think of them any less, but just knowing that I did something that people older than me couldn’t is pretty exciting to think about.” The age limit for a branded Ironman Triathlon is 18 years old, but the Chesapeakeman triathlon allowed her to compete with a signed waiver. Melanson began participating in triathlons
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Student organizations work together to get students to sign a petition against the banning of street vendors in downtown Morgantown.
Students for Liberty petition for street vendor rights
SGA to vote on ticketing resolution by daniel schatz correspondent @dailyathenaeum
After weeks of contentious debate, the West Virginia University Student Government Association will vote on proposed changes to the basketball ticketing system. In conjunction with the WVU athletic office and the Mountaineer Maniacs, SGA plans to establish the ticketing system for the upcoming season. If implemented, the new ticketing system will mirror the current system used for student football ticketing. Matt Wells, assistant athletic director for marketing and sales, said while nothing has been approved,
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something similar to the current football system will benefit the University’s basketball program. “A lot of people don’t like to stand in lines,” said Ashley Morgan, SGA athletic counselor. “By ordering tickets online, the entry process will be sped up.” The majority of schools in the Big 12 have an online ticketing system, and Wells said he believes the updates to WVU’s system will be progressive. “The web is a huge part of students lives,” Wells said. “It makes sense to utilize the available technology to simplify the ticketing process.” While some are in favor
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Students enjoy hot dogs and sign a petition in order to stop the ban against street vendors setting up on the downtown streets of Morgantown.
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In September, members of the Morgantown City Council passed an ordinance to ban street vendors from selling food from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. on sidewalks in the downtown area. This ordinance forces long-time street vendors to either move into parking spaces along High Street or other remote areas. Members of West Virginia University’s Students for Liberty organization joined with the famous Hot Dog Man in front of the Mountainlair Tuesday to raise awareness and support for area street vendors. “We are out here today working with Hot Dog Man to raise awareness,” said Colin Wood, member of WVU Students for Liberty. “We’re getting a petition signed. If we can get 1,660 signatures then we can ask City Council to repeal the ordinance.” Wood said students and community members who sign the petition will show City Council there is a large coalition who support the downtown area street vendors and specifically Hot Dog Man. “Outside of this group I’m working with a few other groups going around to local business owners and
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ON THE ROAD The 14-1 West Virginia women’s volleyball team will travel to TCU tonight for their first Big 12 road match of the year. SPORTS PAGE 7
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Sartarelli donates $100K to business school by hilary kinney staff writer @dailyathenaum
West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Dean Jose Sartarelli recently gave back in a tremendous way, donating $100,000 to the business school. “It ’s impor tant to give back with a purp o s e ,” Sartarelli said. Sartarelli and his wife, Kathy, made the donation with the purpose of pro-
viding more scholarship opportunities for driven freshmen applying to the school. “For me, it is important to get great s t u d e n t s,” Sartarelli said. “The way to do that is to help scholarships that allow us to attract the very best students we can get to the school. We want them to come here instead of going somewhere else.” Sartarelli said a good school contains top-quality students who study
hard and make great grades. These students, according to Sartarelli, are the ones who get jobs. “They become successful citizens in the community and they build new businesses,” he said. “Those are successful people.” The scholarship will require applicants to have a minimum 3.8 GPA . Sartarelli said a high GPA is a great reflection of a student’s work ethic and commitment to studying. SAT and ACT scores will be taken
into consideration, as well. Danielle Ferreira, junior business student at WVU, said it is important to not only attract students, but to keep them, too. “It’s great to get people in the door, but you have to find a way to keep them here as well,” she said. Ferreira said the success of a scholarship has much to do with its purpose. “Is it the brand image of the college? Because then, yes, I could
completely understand why you would give more money to freshmen. The first impression people get of a college is when they are applying,” Ferreira said. Ferreira said in her opinion, an increase in scholarships available for upperclassmen would be more beneficial to the school and success of students. “For example, if you get to your junior year and you have a stellar record, I think you deserve more opportunities to get
m o n e y ,” she said. Dean Sartarelli himself knows the importance of scholarships, especially early on in one’s educational career. He is originally from Brazil, but studied in America while in high school on scholarships. He later returned to study on a Fulbright Scholarship. “This is an opportunity for me to help other people in the same way,” Sartarelli said. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing club wins divisional tournament by shelby toompas staff writer @dailyathenaeum
For many, fishing is both a pastime and way of life. As a student at West Virginia University, the opportunity to continue fishing is available through the awardwinning WVU Fishing Club. Ben Ray , a senior exercise physiology student and president of the WVU fishing club, said before he came to WVU, he always wanted to participate in college series fishing tournaments and wanted to be a competitive bass fisherman. “When I got to school in August 2010, I started looking into it and I met another student who did participate in college fishing tournaments,” Ray said. “He basically gave me the low-down on how the college fishing tournaments work out and he said it was perfect timing that I got in touch with him because his old fishing partner was graduating.” Although the club was established in 2008, Ray and other members have helped to revitalize the club since 2010. “We met a few other key members, who were the original core of this club, and over the last few years we have grown to 30 plus members,” he said. “We don’t just participate in tournaments, but we also participate in club-recreational fishing, commu-
Continued from page 1 of the change, there are some who disagree with the proposed changes. Alan Kitner, director of Olympic Sports for Mountaineer Maniacs, said he is a loyal fan who camps out for lower level seats before every game, and he believes the new system will do more harm than good for students if rushed. “It will be a logistical nightmare, and I don’t see it being implemented well enough to do it,” he said. “I don’t think we should put in a ticket system for the sake of putting in a ticket system. I’d rather see them wait a year, smooth it out and have it great from the beginning.” Since Maniac loyalty points earned for consistent attendance cannot be recorded with students’ identification cards, the new ticketing system will compensate. “After scanning your ticket, loyalty points are automatically recorded into the database,” said Dillon Tucker, SGA athletic
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nity service, some fundraising activities, as well as encourage the sport across campus.” 2013 marks the first year the club is officially recognized by WVU as a student organization. “We are now officially WVU Fishing Club and we’ve had a lot of success as a club,” Ray said. “We’ve won three major tournaments in the last three years, which is pretty big. College fishing tournaments are very competitive – there are very serious fishermen that go and to be able to win three of those tournaments is pretty big.” The fishing club got their most recent win when members Matt Gibson and Ed Rude won first place at the Eastern Divisional Tournament for FLW college students. This division is the country’s largest tournament circuit for collegiate anglers with more than 550 clubs nationwide competing for beneficial awards. The club will also fish in the National Championship in April 2014, making it the club’s second time participating in a national championship in two years. Dan Barrett, senior mechanical aerospace engineering student and secretary for the club, said the fishing club is both a club and a team. “Right now most of our tournaments are bass fishing tournaments because
most of our members don’t want to expand elsewhere,” Barrett said. “We will enter new water, but it takes initiative to do so.” “Most of the club members are bass fisherman, so there will always be a primary focus on that, but we are trying to cater to everyone,” Ray said. “There are trout, catfish, redfish tournaments and even more. There are tournaments for about every species,” Ray said. Ray said competitions are just one side of what the club does and they want to continue encouraging the whole student population to fish . “You just have to love the sport of fishing,” Ray said. “Our objective is to cater to all of our members – we try to educate students and cater to those who want to be better at it as well,” he said. Although equipment is not provided upon joining the club, a majority of the members have been involved with fishing their entire lives and would provide others with what they need in advance. “I’d be happy to take others out on my boat and the same can be said for the other guys that have boats as well,” Ray said. “We help each other out so everyone can be involved.” Members of the fishing club have the opportunity to fish at Cheat Lake in Morgantown as well as
across the country at Lake Champlain in upstate New York, the Arkansas River in Arkansas and the Mississippi River in Wisconsin. However, there are also several smaller trips for the club. “I know last weekend me and five other guys met up and carpooled down somewhere and were gone half of the day fishing,” Barrett said. “Not only are we a club, but we’re also a great group of friends.” Ray and Barrett both said students should get involved if they want to learn how to fish or they just want to continue to become better fishermen. Whether it’s in terms of members, school status, upcoming tournaments or accomplishments, the fishing club is definitely expanding. “Fun and friendship are the biggest things, but there are many reasons someone should join the club,” Ray said. Ray said he looks f o r w a rd to taking more club trips this year. Dues are $15 per year for students to join, and students get a club T-shirt. The club meets every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in 308 Percival Hall. For more information visit www.wvufishingclub.com or like them on Facebook.
counselor. The significant leap from student ID cards to an official ticketing system will reward the fans who attend games on a regular basis. It will also reserve these avid fans better seats than those who only show up for the larger games. “We want more loyal fans to have an opportunity to have the better seat,” Tucker said. “They wanted to go to every game, so it’s more deserved.” In previous seasons, seats were taken by the first fans to show up, but the new system will divide each section in the Coliseum to a different ticket option online. The amount of loyalty points on record will determine where in the Coliseum a student is eligible to sit. The SGA is voting on the resolution this evening at 7:30. in its regular meeting in Hatfields B. SGA encourages students to come to the meeting and voice their opinion on this matter during the section designated for the open student forum.
ual’s freedom to participate in any type of commerce they choose.. “Joe has three children and his wife recently died; this is his only means of supporting his family,” he said. “It’s ridiculous that City Council feels that these people are a danger to public safety; in reality it is City Council that is a danger to public safety because they’re kicking people out onto the street.” Joe Stone, or as most know him, Hot Dog Man, said he is encouraged by the support he has received and hopes City Council will see the support and decide to overturn the new ordinance. “Students for Liberty got behind me on the issue of City Council trying to move me off the sidewalks and into the parking lot,” Stone said. “I’ve been in business 17 years and the stand has actually been in that same spot since 1988, it had three owners prior to
Continued from page 1 getting their support in writing,” Wood said. “Then we will use all of that along with the petitions that we’ve gathered to go and convince the individual members of (City Council).” While members of City Council have stated public safety as the main concern and reason for passing the street vendor ordinance, Wood said he believes their concern is based on something that has never happened while street vendors have been present in the downtown area. “There is nothing in the past to indicate that any of these street vendors have led to violence or street fights as they are (claiming); it’s frankly ridiculous,” Wood said. Wood said Students for Liberty stands for individ-
me; it’s never been an issue. I’m not congestion on the sidewalk, I measured that there is eight feet of clearance with my stand on the sidewalk.” Because Stone relies on his vendor cart as his sole source of income, he said he is extremely grateful for the support of WVU students and particularly Students for Liberty. “I thank these guys for inviting me to come up here; I’ve never sold up here before. I haven’t worked during the daytime in a long time,” Stone said. “I appreciate all the support from the students, they’re my livelihood. It’s how I keep my kids fed. I just lost my wife of 24 years two months ago to cancer, so I’m all my kids have left.” Many students stopped to sign the Students for Liberty petition and to purchase hot dogs from the Hot Dog Man’s cart. Jacob Wagner, a junior business management stu-
dent, signed the petition and said he believes City Council’s claim of congestion in the downtown area as the reason for the ordinance is not accurate. “The whole point of a street vendor is to be on the street selling snacks and food. That’s their business and when you take that away from them it’s hurting them,” Wagner said. “I don’t see this as a safety issue – I don’t think it’s causing any type of congestion; you see this type of cart in much larger cities with much more foot traffic. I haven’t seen any congestion, so I think it’s wrong of them to cite that as the reason.” For more information on Students for Liberty’s efforts to save Hot Dog Man and other street vendors or to participate in the cause visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/wvuliberty.
speedy. I was out there for 15 hours.” Melanson said she prepared for the IronMan distance by training every day and setting goals for herself. “If you set a goal, there’s nothing that can keep you from it if you work hard,” she said. “Work your way up and keep yourself motivated for a long-term goal.” Melanson said she can’t imagine her life without competing in races and working out. “I wake up and I can’t think of not running that day, or not going for a bike ride,” Melanson said. “It became part of who I am. I don’t feel normal without it.” Melanson said she hopes to continue doing triathlons for the rest of her life. “I hope to be the oldest as well. The youngest and the oldest,” she said.
walk can do so safely, while also allowing vehicular traffic to move with ease. Continued from page 1 Continued from page 1 City Council holds regular meetings on the first traffic is very important,” he and third Tuesday of each when she was 13 years old, month at 389 Spruce following in her father’s footsaid. steps, who competed in his Justice said he believes a Street. youth. lot can and should be done to make sure those who email@example.com “I saw pictures of him, and we had a bike hanging in the garage that wasn’t doing much,” Melanson said. “So, I was like ‘Hey, I want to do a triathlon, I’ll use that bike.’” At the age of 16, Melanson became the youngest female to do the half-distance Ironman Triathlon. After winning a silent auction through her Annapolis Triathlon club for a halfoff discount for registration, Melanson said she thought it worked out perfectly to sign up then. She was shocked when she found out she broke another world record. “I’m not someone who breaks world records,” Melanson said. “I’m not
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Morgantown Sound hosts local band Stopwith
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Stopwith performs onstage Monday as part of U92FM’s Morgantown Sound event.
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The Morgantown-based garage rock band Stopwith performed at its first-ever live Morgantown Sound.
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Morgantown based garage-rock junkies Stopwith performed Monday evening in the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theater as part of U92FM’s Morgantown Sound series. The show records and broadcasts a local group live on the air for approximately 45 minutes each week. The Morgantown Sound series offers the spotlighted groups a chance to reach a larger audience within their community. “It’s an awesome experience,” said Stopwith drummer Brandon Shaw. “We’ve had several people say they heard our songs on U92, which is super cool.” Purveying a blend of garage rock and folk music, Stopwith showcased its animated and frenetic college-rock sound Monday for the Morgantown crowd. “We played Morgantown
Sound before two years ago, but it wasn’t live,” said Stopwith vocalist/guitarist Dan Crowder. “It (the live dynamic) doesn’t change a lot, really – there’s not a lot of structure to what we do, anyway.” This experience benefitted the group, as Morgantown Sound offers a unique live music experience that can catch unaccustomed performers off guard. As a radio show, the focus rests 100-percent on the music and the sound rather than a group’s theatrics or the audience’s reaction. “We’re kind of used to that anyway; we never really have a crowd,” Crowder said. “For me, though, it’s still not that different, because I don’t pay that much attention to the crowd anyway.” As an aspiring neurologist and a recent graduate of West Virginia University’s medical program, Crowder said he particularly enjoys any chance to play on campus. The Gluck Theater, he said, suits his
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band’s sound and style perfectly. “It’s a really nice venue,” Crowder said. “It lets us play as loud as we want, which is great, because we get a lot of noise complaints.” Drawing their emotion and energy from these ties with the University, Stopwith pounded radio waves with a sonic assault of fuzzy power chords and driving rhythms, pleasing all involved. “We’ve had a really good start to the semester with Morgantown Sound,” said John Casey, Morgantown Sound Director. “We have some really great bands lined up for the rest of the year, too, so I’m looking forward to seeing it develop.” Stopwith’s music can be found online at www. revernation.com/stopwith, and past performances of Morgantown Sound can be found on iTunes. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Govt inaction leads to surprising cuts Tuesday marked the beginning of a federal government shutdown following the missed midnight deadline for Congress to pass a budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Congress now has until Oct. 17 to raise the amount of money the United States government is allowed to borrow. After that deadline, the government won’t be paying its bills. This seems like a far-off concern, especially to college students, but the aftereffects of Tuesday’s shutdown will be felt by all and for an indeterminate amount of time. As of now, no one can really say exactly how far-reaching the consequences of Congress’s in-
action will be. According to npr.org, economists are unable to determine what the fiscal damage will be, because no one can tell for sure how long the shutdown will last or how many federal workers will be furloughed. For now, Social Security checks will be sent out and mail will still be delivered, and any program that isn’t federally funded will continue to run regularly. Many government workers will be sent home or work without pay. To explain a little more clearly: the House and Senate are supposed to agree on 12 appropriations bills to fund federal agencies and control spending. However, according
to washingtonpost.com, Congress hasn’t been able to pass any of these bills for a while, so there have been several emergency failsafes put into place until all parties can come to an agreement. But the time is up and there are no more back up plans. Not that this shutdown will mean everyone who works for the government will be forced to go home without pay. Laws concerning shutdowns put workers into two classifications: essential and nonessential. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget have ordered managers of all federal agencies to review which workers fall into which category. In the
event of a shutdown, like the one we are currently in, the essential employees work with the chance of a delayed paycheck – depending on the timing of the shutdown – and should see retroactive pay, and the nonessential employees are forced to go home. Government agencies dealing with Social Security, veteran benefits, airports and the U.S. Post Office and Federal Reserve will all remain open. Unfortunately, it’s the more “unnecessary” areas that will be cut first. Some of these may surprise you. The Environmental Protection Agency will almost completely shut down, taking with it many of the Labor Department’s regu-
latory agencies such as OSHA and WHD. The Mars Curiosity rover has already been put in a protective mode and will not be gathering new data from the planet’s surface. National parks, public fountains and presidential libraries will all be forced to close their doors. The National Park service will likely be closing more than 400 parks and museums, including Yosemite and the Statue of Liberty. And while the animals will still be taken care of, the Smithsonian National Zoo was forced to close its doors. The Panda Cam, a 24/7 live stream of the zoo’s brand new baby panda, was shut off Tuesday morning.
These may seem trivial to some, but if the government stays shut down, the repercussions for these agencies will be long-lasting. Many Americans and tourists turn to these landmarks and programs for entertainment, as a way to escape the trouble in both their lives and the world around them. As Congress remains deadlocked, people will need the programs now more than ever. The worst news, though, is there is absolutely nothing we can do during this time but wait it out and hope that the government can get their act together and give us back our baby pandas. email@example.com
Trusted news sources anything but trustworthy emily torbett guest columnist
While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a video my friend shared entitled “Arizona man sent to jail for holding Bible studies in his home.” Although I normally don’t pay attention to shared video clips (I’ve already seen every adorable cat video out there, and very little else is worth my time), the peculiar title intrigued me enough to press play. The video turned out to be a clip from a television broadcast of Fox News. Throughout the short clip, the anchors described the incident by saying the incarcerated Arizona man, who was a pastor, had his home raided by police officers, was arrested, fined several thousand dollars and sentenced to 60 days in jail and subsequent probation simply because he was holding small Bible study sessions with family and friends in his own home. The anchors went on to discuss the absurdity of the incident, saying Phoenix police department had discriminated against the man in question, Michael Salman, because of his Christian faith. The news anchors even spent a few minutes interviewing Salman’s wife. She described the situation as “defying logic” and affirmed her husband’s Constitutional right to freedom of religion had been violated due to the police department’s discrimination of Christians. After viewing the clip, it became obvious to me there was probably a great deal more to the story, as
in today’s world it would be very unlikely for the police department to simply throw someone in jail for studying the Bible with a few of their closest family and friends. I decided to do a bit of research on my own. Upon further reading, I learned the “quiet Bible study” was actually a great deal more like a regular church service, and the “small group of family and friends” was actually a great deal closer to 80 people. Services were held in his home twice a week, and he collected a tithe, or money paid to be a part of the religious organization, at each service. Although the Salman family is now claiming their massive church congregation was actually a private Bible study group, evidence suggests otherwise. The pastor regularly advertised for his church with flyers and pamphlets, and could even be found on the Internet under the name “Harvest Christian Church.” Salman even claimed a church status on his property for the purpose of tax exemption. The regular gatherings, which caused a great deal of noise, as well as traffic in the quiet, residential neighborhood, prompted multiple and reoccurring complaints from neighbors. Upon the city’s investigation into such complaints, multiple building code violations for construction and fire safety were discovered. Salman was only arrested and charged after he failed the multiple chances he had to comply with the city’s codes since 2006. In our world of the 24hour news cycle, it has become all too common for a network to spin a story in any direction it so chooses in order to color the view-
Michael Salman, right, and his daughter hand out religious literature in Mesa, Ariz. ers’ opinion. In this particular case, Fox News did so by leaving out a great deal of factual information. Had I not chosen to research the story any further, I would have had an entirely different take on the story.
Allowing networks to broadcast propaganda under the title of “news” leads to misinformation among those who are only trying to stay informed about our country’s current issues. We need to hold Fox
News and other news organizations accountable for what they say. We must demand complete and accurate information from journalists and react appropriately when we are given less. Arm yourself with as many facts as you
can, and always be willing to look a little further into a story before forming an opinion. This will lead to a better-informed public and help us to bring together a nation divided. firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrying responsibility with a concealed carry permit david schlake columnist
Chances are you have probably met someone who owns a firearm. I, as well as most of my family members, have used firearms recreationally. Because we all share an interest in activities that use firearms, we have a tendency to surround ourselves with people who also share these interests. Needless to say, I’ve met a lot of people who own firearms. However, throughout
my life I’ve only personally owned rifles and shotguns I use to hunt. Now I’m living on my own and I’m almost of age to conceal, the idea of carrying a handgun has been an interest of mine. Without a doubt there is a feeling of safety that comes with hiding such a deadly weapon on your person to protect yourself from danger. Many people 21 or older want to get a permit so they can carry, but what many of them don’t realize is the responsibility that comes with carrying a weapon. They can take the classes to obtain their per-
mit to carry a weapon, but that doesn’t mean they are prepared to actually draw a gun and shoot someone who presents a threat to them. If you’re carrying a handgun and a stranger holds you at gunpoint and asks for your wallet, you have a couple of options. You can give this person what they want and hope they don’t shoot you, and you’ll lose whatever was in your wallet. Or you can draw your own weapon. As a general rule, most people aren’t prepared to shoot and kill someone, so there is the
possibility you’ll draw your weapon and hesitate to shoot, which could lead to the possibility that you, in turn, get shot. In many cases, if someone is willing to put you at gunpoint in an effort to steal your wallet, they’ve probably been put at gunpoint before, so there is a good chance they won’t be fazed by your own firearm. There’s the possibility you could draw your weapon and actually shoot and kill the stranger who wanted your wallet. You will probably be arrested. In this scenario, you could
be faced with trying to fight a court case for the next five years of your life, as well as a plethora of court fees, which is likely more than you had in the wallet that was at stake to begin with. In no way am I making an argument that the right to conceal a weapon is unjustified. Instead, I am questioning concealed carriers’ knowledge of the responsibility that comes with the weapon they are permitted to carry. If you want to carry a weapon to protect yourself, you have that right as an American citizen. But if you’re carrying a weapon
you intend to draw if presented with a threat, you have to be confident you are ready to shoot and kill someone once you draw it. When someone decides to carry a weapon for their own protection, they are carrying more than just a tool; they are carrying a heavy load of responsibility. Before you make the decision to carry a weapon, think about what your reason is for concealing a weapon, as well as the responsibility that comes with that decision. email@example.com
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HOROSCOPE BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you will alternate between being the extreme extrovert and the recluse whom no one can find. You will network and expand your horizons, yet you also will take frequent timeouts. During the more introverted periods, you will reflect and verify whether you have made the right choices for yourself. If you are single, meeting people comes easily; however, learning to choose the right person is a different issue entirely. If you are attached, enjoy the closeness that the two of you create as a couple. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Others desire your precision and your ability to handle details. Your compassion comes across through your semi-businesslike attitude. When
you express your feelings, the other party gets the message. Tonight: The challenge is not to get involved in a power play. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH The morning might be the most important part of your day. Your followthrough counts with a boss or with someone you would like to impress. Your creativity will inspire others, especially a close friend. Tonight: Live today as if there were no tomorrow. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH You will flow with ease in the morning. Make important calls at that time, and/or handle any dealings involving others. By afternoon, you will be best served by cocooning at home. Know that you will get a lot done once you emerge, and quickly at that. Tonight: Head home.
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where your friends are. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH You’ll have a limited amount of time to proceed in a certain direction or to blaze a new trail. Allow your innate leadership qualities to emerge. Know that the possibility exists that you no longer will have the same freedom to explore alternatives. Tonight: Burn the midnight oil. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH A partner might demand more of your attention than you willingly want to give him or her this morning. Do not be surprised if this behavior resurges later today. Detach, and perhaps distance yourself, in order to see how to integrate what you must do. Tonight: Surf the Web. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH You might feel as if you
are a social director on a cruise, as so many people want to see you and speak with you. You give a sense of direction to many people’s dreams. Someone might want to isolate you in order to monopolize your time. Tonight: Visit with friends over dinner. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Get an early start, if possible, and handle the most important matters first. You could find that you won’t be able to concentrate to the same degree, come afternoon. A meeting with a boss or parent might steal the scene. Listen to what this person says. Tonight: Opt to not be alone.
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50 Shades! The Musical to come to CAC by lacey palmer A&E Editor @laceypalmer
A second performance of the parody “50 Shades! The Musical” was recently added to the University Art Series for Thursday evening. Tonight, the first run of the musical will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center, filling the theater with fans of the popular series, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” “‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is a literary phenomenon,” said David Ryan, public relations specialist for WVU Arts & Entertainment. “Every once in a while, a book will become something pop culture can’t look away from. It’s amazing subject matter to parody – it’s raunchy and fun.” According to Ryan, the producers decided to add a second run to the show after an enthusiastic reaction to the first performance. “I think (it’s so popular) because you don’t even have to have read the books to know what they’re about,” Ryan said. “They’re a huge cultural thing now; you just mention ‘Fifty Shades’ and you know what they’re talking about.” Ryan said the production somewhat encapsulates the reactions many people had toward the book. “It is a seemingly innocent-looking book filled with some pretty interesting subject matter that many didn’t expect in a book,” Ryan said. The show has sold out in cities around the country, including Chicago and New
York. Described as a “sexy, hilarious romp,” the performance is sure to delight fans of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series, which has sold more than 32 million copies in the United States. “We’ve seen a lot of people enjoy it, purely because it has a little fun with it,” Ryan said. “Sometimes subject matter in ‘Fifty Shades’ elicits gut reactions. People tend to be afraid of sex or material that some may think is ‘inappropriate’ for books or productions, but that’s art, and this production is a great parody of that and some of the reactions people may have had. It’s all about having fun and embracing it.” “Parodies work best when people know something about the books, because they know if it’s for them or not, but parodies can be windows into viewpoints and approaches to material that may not have been considered before. It’s cheeky, fun and a great production,” Ryan said. The musical opens with a ladies book club deciding to read “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and throughout their reading, the audience is entertained by the reactions and interpretations of the book. Full of dance numbers, 11 original songs and a live band, the show is sure to impress and provide an evening full of entertainment. According to WVUToday, “50 Shades! The Musical” is “not for those under the age of 18 but does not cross boundaries that would make general audiences squirm.” Also, the musical is not associated with, endorsed or authorized by author E.L. James
Cast members act as members of a literature club discussing the popular book “Fifty Shades.” or Vintage Books. Due to the sexual theme of the content of this show, no children under 16 will be admitted. Minors 16 and older must be accompanied by a parent or
guardian. Showtime is set for 7:30 tonight and Thursday. Tickets range in price from $36-$65 depending on seat location and availability.
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Chestnut Hotel offers Morgantown luxury
by westley thompson correspondent @dailyathenaeum
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The Chestnut Hotel boasts a luxurious lobby and spacious bedrooms where guests can unwind from traveling.
The Chestnut Hotel, which opened in early September, is unlike any other hotel in the city. This hotel offers comfort, bliss and even entertainment. Immediately upon entering, it is obvious The Chestnut Hotel isn’t like other hotels around Morgantown. Where most hotels go for brighter, cooler colors, The Chestnut’s warm earth tones give the hotel a sense of inviting comfort. The lobby also has a faint aroma of cinnamon oatmeal, which adds to the pleasant atmosphere. The furniture and decorations have a chic yet rustic feel to them. You won’t find cookie cutter hotel furniture laying around – each and every piece in the hotel was hand-picked by the owner’s wife. The Chestnut has a unique and pleasing style to it, which remains constant throughout the whole building. The Chestnut Hotel strives to be more than just a place to rest. With two restaurants in house, the Rocktop Bar & Grill and Big Whiskey, guests and Morgantown residents alike will never have a lack of exciting places to eat or events to see. “We’re not a room, we’re an experience,” said Jon Robinson, hospitality executive of the hotel. Rocktop features live entertainment complimentary
to guests. Big Whiskey is an authentic barbecue restaurant and saloon that features a stage for live performances, and they even have a mechanical bull. No matter how nice the lobby and restaurants are, the meat and potatoes of any hotel are the rooms. Here again, The Chestnut Hotel blows its competitors out of the water. The warm and comfortable feeling and style of the public areas carry over into the rooms. All rooms come with at least a queen sized bed. Additionally, the mattresses are all very high quality, the same brand used in high-end Vegas and New York hotel. Every room is spacious. Even the basic Deluxe Double Queen style room is the equivalent to most suites offered at other hotels. The spaciousness and comfort only improves in the more expensive suites. Other rooms are broken into two sections, a living room like area complete with a 47-inch TV, and then the sleeping quarters. The bathrooms are spacious as well: the sinks are stylish and some rooms have jacuzzi tubs complete with LED lighting effects, as well as custom glass showers. The TVs all come with Direct TV service, and have channels and features. The Sizzle channel showcases all upcoming events at the hotel, and other special channels give live feed of ar-
eas throughout the hotel. This way guests can enjoy the rooftop concerts from the comfort of their room, or people watch the other guests in the lobby. All of the wooden furniture in the rooms is custom made, even the headboards. No two rooms are exactly alike. This makes each room seem distinct and special. Amenities are also well thought out in every room. The mini-fridge is only stocked upon request, making the room safe for guests with small children, or those who have an aversion to alcohol. Both restaurants deliver room service to guests. There is also breakfast room service. With this service, guests can fill out what they would like for breakfast and what time they would like it delivered for the next morning. Besides Rocktop, The Chestnut Hotel’s roof offers seating areas for outdoor dining, as well as hot tubs, which are available to guests 24 hours a day. Wine tastings are also available in the lobby. Competitively priced, mindfully run and exceptionally designed, The Chestnut is the premier hotel in Morgantown. Whether you are looking for a place to stay during your business travels or somewhere to relax between seeing West Virginia’s sights, The Chestnut Hotel is the place to stay. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Turnovers key for WVU defense After knocking off thenNo. 11 Oklahoma State at home last week, West Virginia faces what could be an even tougher test Saturday when it travels to Waco, Texas, to take on the No. 17 Baylor Bears. Scoring 69.7 points per game, the Bears are the No. 1 scoring offense in the nation. The West Virginia defense was able to handle Oklahoma State and quarterback J.W. Walsh last week, forcing three turnovers on its way to a 30-21 victory. Although the West Virginia offense turned the ball over twice, the turnovers created by the Mountaineer defense came at critical points in the game and ultimately helped them finish the upset. In the first quarter, trailing 7-0 after a punt on its first possession and an interception thrown by quarterback Clint Trickett on its second, all the momentum was in favor of the Cowboys and West Virginia needed a big play. On the second play of Oklahoma State’s drive, J.W. Walsh was intercepted by West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks. Banks returned the interception 58 yards for a touchdown and pulled the score even at 7-7. Any time a defense can create points on its own – especially when its offense has been shut out the week before – it creates a swing in momentum. Early in the second quarter, Oklahoma State had the ball on its own 30yard line when running back Jeremy Smith was hit by West Virginia linebacker Brandon Golson and fumbled. West Virginia’s Isaiah Bruce recovered at the Oklahoma State 29-yard line. West Virginia converted the turnover into a field goal and took a 17-7 lead. Trailing 27-21 with just under four minutes remaining in the in the fourth quarter, Walsh and the Cowboys needed a long touchdown drive in order to avoid their first loss of the season. After completing a fouryard pass to receiver Josh Stewart on the first play of the drive, Walsh was intercepted by West Virginia safety Darwin Cook. Cook returned the ball to the Oklahoma State 36-yard line and put West Virginia in position to all but end the game with a score. Seven plays and 2:01 later, Mountaineer kicker Josh Lambert kicked a 34yard field goal to give West Virginia a 30-21 lead and cap the upset of the No. 11 Cowboys. Going into the Oklahoma State game, not many people, including myself, thought the West Virginia defense had a chance to slow down the Cowboys’ offense. I’m not saying that the Mountaineers will be able to stop the No. 1 scoring offense in the country, but as we saw last week, college football is unpredictable, and anything can happen. In order to pull off another upset Saturday, West Virginia’s defense will have to find a way to generate turnovers once again and keep the high-flying Baylor offense off the field. email@example.com
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West Virginia prepares for tough test traveling to Waco to take on No. 17 Baylor Bears by greg madia multimedia editor @dailyathenaeum
Through one month of the football season, the West Virginia quarterback position has been anything but stable. But Saturday, when WVU started Clint Trickett, its third quarterback in five games, it looked like head coach Dana Holgorsen had found his guy. Trickett led West Virginia to a 30-21 upset victory over then-No. 11 Oklahoma State while throwing for 309 yards and a touchdown. That success didn’t come without a price, though. During the early portion of the fourth quarter, Trickett was beaten up and had a bruised shoulder.
West Virginia is prepararing for its game against No. 17 Baylor this Saturday, and Trickett’s shoulder is a concern. Trickett has already missed one practice earlier this week and with Ford Childress also day-today with an injured pectoral muscle, Holgorsen is trying to prepare based on who he thinks is going to be healthy. “If they’re 100 percent right now, we’d probably go with Clint (Trickett’s) just because he did a good job of keeping plays alive and had some savvy to him,” Holgorsen said. “If (Trickett) half speed and (Childress) is 100 percent, it would probably make more sense to go with Ford. But if they’re
50 percent it may make more sense to go with Paul (Millard).” Since Trickett, Childress and Millard all have such little game experience under Holgorsen, he needs to see them practice this week. Trickett needs snaps so he and Holgorsen can try to improve their in-game communication. Holgorsen compared the on-field communication between himself and Trickett to two people speaking different languages. If Trickett can’t play Saturday, Childress or Millard need to take snaps with the first team as Trickett has done it for the past week. “They need to practice Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday because we’re dealing with three guys that are just so inexperienced. So if they can’t practice Tuesday and Wednesday, I doubt I’m going to put one of them in on Thursday so they can play on Saturday,” Holgorsen said. “These guys need the reps and if they don’t have the reps throughout the course of the week, I’m not going to feel very good about it.” On top of how inexperienced West Virginia’s quarterbacks are, on the other side of the football, Baylor’s defense will try to create havoc on WVU’s gunslinger. The Bears have been terrific on defense during their 3-0 start. Under defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, Bay-
lor has vast experience and five different three-year starters on their defense: defensive end Terrance Lloyd, safety Ahmad Dixon and defensive backs Sam Holl, Joe Williams and KJ Morton. “Defensively they’ve shown a whole lot of improvement. It’s about the same guys that we faced when they were here last year. They have a lot of experienced guys,” Holgorsen said. “Coach Bennett has been there quite a while, and has been speaking the same language to them for quite some time. Right now they’re playing at a very high level.” firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU ready for first Big 12 road match at TCU by jon fehrens sports writer @dailyathenaeum
The West Virginia University volleyball team will hit the road to take TCU in Fort Worth Wednesday for its first away action in the Big 12. WVU (14-1, 1-0) just finished opening Big 12 Conference play with a win against Kansas State Friday night in the WVU Coliseum for the first Big 12 win in program history. The Horned Frogs (11-5, 0-2) come into the conference match winless in the Big 12 after suffering a loss to the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday. The Mountaineers will look for revenge after suffering a tough loss to TCU at home last season. WVU was up two sets to none before the Horned Frogs staged a comeback. Sophomore outside hitter Nikki Attea said she remembers playing in the match and how she felt after, and she wants to remind the Big 12 that this year’s team is a completely different one from last season. “I remembering it being a heartbreaker last year, but we are a totally different team this year. We have a completely new offense and defense and we know what to expect this time around,” Attea said. Attea has played a major part in the Mountaineers’ success this season and is looking forward to continuing her stretch of stellar play against TCU. “We’ve had our time to celebrate our last win but now its time to focus on the upcoming matches,” Attea said. “As long as we play the same way we did against Kansas State and play our game every match we will be successful.”
Attea has led her squad since freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson suffered a finger injury against Liberty University. Head coach Jill Kramer lists Anderson, who is still the leader of kills on the season for the Mountaineers, as day to day. While Kramer continues to deal with the loss of Anderson, she may get to see one of her players finally become active again. Senior Arielle Allen has not played in a match this season but has been cleared to fully practice with her team and may return to the lineup for Wednesday’s match. Kramer not only has the challenge of tweaking her lineup; she also has to find a way to slow down preseason All-Big 12 selection TCU senior middle blocker Yvonne Igodan. Igodan, a Houston native, appeared in all 29 of the Horned Frogs’ matches last season, led the team in total kills, kills per set and attack percentage. In her last match, Igodan recorded a team high 10 kills and posted two blocks. Wednesday’s match will serve as the “Frogs for Cure” match, where all fans in attendance are encouraged to wear pink to show their support of breast cancer awareness. email@example.com
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Baylor offense to pose challenge for Mountaineers by amit batra sports editor @batra01
When the West Virginia football team takes the field against No. 17 Baylor Saturday night, they will face a completely different style of offense than what they’ve seen so far. For the Mountaineers and head coach Dana Holgorsen, this offense can be deemed a completely new challenge. “When you get right down to Baylor, obviously it’s about some offense,” Holgorsen said. “Knowing coach (Art) Briles and what he does offensively, and the offense they’ve put on the field over the course of the season, it’s pretty impressive what they’re doing. They’re (the) No. 1 scoring offense in the country and No. 1 in a lot of other things. They’re averaging 750 yards and 70 points.” The Bears will be coming off a bye week, and the squad will be revealing their new gold chrome helmets Saturday night in Waco.
BU has won its last seven games dating back to the 2012 season. Of course many college football fans will remember the infamous inaugural meeting between the Bears and the Mountaineers in 2012. WVU went on to win the shootout and its first Big 12 Conference game 70-63. Holgorsen has complimented Baylor’s much improved defense, and said he sees many changes in this year’s Baylor team. “They have changed some things since last year,” he said. “I don’t think some of the things they did with us last year were in their comfort zone. They fixed whatever problems they had that occurred. It’s just how they play. It wasn’t the only high-scoring game that they were in last year, and it wasn’t our only one either. “It’s kind of how they play. They’re much more up-tempo than Oklahoma State. Highscoring is in their nature. We have a very different dynamic than they do. They have guys who have been there for a long
time, and they’re a year better.” Briles is in his sixth year with the Bears. Holgorsen complimented the offensive mastermind, saying Briles is always one to keep his program stable. “They had some turnover, but this is Briles’ sixth year at Baylor. He’s a program builder. He does a great job building the program, and he has had that mentality since day one there. He’s replacing the guys with others who have already been in the program. Robert Griffin III was replaced with (Nick) Florence, who was a fifth-year senior and very experienced. When they lost a running back to the NFL, they replaced him with Terrance Williams. He leaves, and they replace him with this (Antwan) Goodley kid. They’re all players who have been in the program.” The West Virginia defense may be vastly improved, but they have not seen an offense like Baylor’s in the 2013 season. email@example.com
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WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen calls a play in Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State. Holgorsen and the Mountaineer defense will face many challenges against a high-octane offense in Baylor this weekend.
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Freshman defender Alex Ochoa controls possession in a match against Akron Sunday night.
Young West Virginia squad concludes difficult September by joe mitchin sports writer @dailyathenaeum
The West Virginia men’s soccer team knew their September slate was going to be tough. After all, they were set to take on the defending national champion, national runner-up, defending Mid-American Conference champion and three other perennial NCAA tournament qualifiers. The young Mountaineer squad, comprised almost entirely of freshmen and sophomores in its start-
ing lineup, battled through adversity and some of the best talents in the country throughout this season. The team currently sits at 3-5-1 and owns a fourmatch losing streak heading into the weekend. The road has been difficult, but it’s one head coach Marlon LeBlanc wanted for his team. “No one puts their team under as much duress as I do,” LeBlanc said. “My kids are thrown under the fire, and sometimes we have to learn hard lessons.” Last week was especially daunting for WVU,
as they were scheduled to play three matches in nine days. All three were at the friendly confines of Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, but the results were not pleasing. The Mountaineers lost to Michigan Sept. 21 to start their homestand after scoring with just 17 seconds left in the match to force overtime. Sept. 25, WVU dropped another match to Penn State, allowing the Nittany Lions to score late in the contest. The grueling week concluded Sunday when No. 10 Akron defeated West Virginia 1-0 to
open conference play. All three matches were ones the team believed they could have won. “You can blame youth, but we’re 10 games deep now,” said forward Andy Bevin. “Everyone has had enough experience. It’s frustrating, but we haven’t lost anything yet this season. There’s a lot to play for still.” While September came as a great challenge, the Mountaineers’ remaining schedule appears to play quite favorably to them. Six of the team’s final nine matches will be played
at home and feature only three opponents who finished with a winning record in 2012. West Virginia’s goals remain the same, according to Bevin. The team is now wants to win all nine of the games remaining on its schedule, being a top-two seed in the MAC tournament and qualifying for the NCAA tournament. Currently, WVU has the 86thbest RPI in the country and certainly needs to improve greatly for a chance at postseason play. This week, the team is finally able to get back on
the practice fields to work on their game and to rest from competition. West Virginia will play again Saturday night when they host Northern Illinois in another conference match. “It’ll be good for the boys to get a rest,” Bevin said. “Rest the brains just as much as rest the legs. We’ve had a few tough weeks here. “It hasn’t developed and been as great as we wanted, but we’re not going to stop believing, and we’re not going to stop trying.” firstname.lastname@example.org
LeBlanc, Mountaineers look to get past costly mistakes by kevin hooker sports writer @dailyathenaeum
The West Virginia men’s soccer team has struggled during the last two weeks. The Mountaineers, who are currently riding a four-game losing streak, have scored just two goals over that span and are now 3-5-1 on the season. The Mountaineers’ 1-0 loss to No. 10 Akron over the weekend dropped the team to 0-1 in conference play. Despite their youth, head coach Marlon LeBlanc said he knows his team can improve. “It’s a young team, the problem is that they’re not resilient yet,” he said. “I think the character is something that needs to be developed. The problem is we’re not developing it from some of these loses.
We’re making the same mistakes over and over again, and that’s the part that is hard to swallow.” While the season started out promising, the Mountaineers have had recent troubles defending their own territory. Goalkeeper Lee Johnston allows nearly 1.8 goals per game, which ranks second-tolast in the Mid-American Conference. “It’s disappointing that it’s almost becoming a habit to give these games away,” said defender Craig Stephens. “We’re going to have to go home, look in the mirror and figure out why we’re (giving up) these goals.” Two of the Mountaineers’ next three opponents will be against MAC teams. “We need to figure out (these struggles) fast,” Stephens said. “We can’t afford to have these kind
of mistakes coming into these game again.” Stephens, who has started all eight games this season, has two goals and two assists on the season. Before attending WVU, Stephens played soccer at Wellington College in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2009, Stephens was named National Player of the Year and Senior Footballer of the Year. When LeBlanc visited New Zealand for recruiting, he discovered both Stephens and junior forward Andy Bevin. Stephens said the team has no one to blame but themselves for their recent struggles. “We’re giving (these teams) the game,” he said. “We’re giving them gift goals and unfortunately, at this level of soccer, you can’t do that and expect to win the game. Like I said, we need to figure out why
and figure it out fast.” Stephens is one of only two seniors on roster. With that many underclassmen, the Mountaineers need to find more support for success. With nearly half the season completed, Stephens said he’s still optimistic for the future. “I think leadership is a big part of our team and what we’re trying to achieve,” he said. “I think (the team) will respond. We all need to get together and make changes and understand we need to win games. Whether it’s an ugly or pretty, we need a win. Especially with these conference games coming up.” The Mountaineers will look to get back to their winning ways this Saturday against Northern Illinois. DOYLE MAURER/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM
Forward Majed Osman plays the ball during West Virginia’s loss to Akron.
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Notre Dame seeking identity following struggles SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The drop off in Notre Dame’s play on defense after carrying the Fighting Irish to the national championship game last season is perplexing to some. That’s not what’s bothering coach Brian Kelly. “Where we’re really pulling our hair out is trying to find that balance from an offensive standpoint. We’re going to play, I believe, well enough defensively to win the rest of our games. We’ve got to get ourselves where we have enough balance offensively to run the ball and throw the ball effectively. And as you know, our margin isn’t great,” he said. The Fighting Irish (3-2) are an enigmatic team trying to establish an identity. A year ago at this time the Irish were 5-0 and had not yet trailed in a game and knew they could count on their defense to come up with a big play while the offense struggled to get going. Notre Dame (3-2) heads into Saturday’s game against No. 22 Arizona State (3-1) at Cowboys Sta-
dium in Texas a game above .500 having trailed in every game except the opener against Temple. The Irish have outscored opponents by just eight points, rushed for just four more yards than opponents and passed for 73 more yards, while they have 20 fewer first downs and two more turnovers. The margin of error for this team is narrow. But Kelly said that was the case last season, too, when the Irish finished the regular season 12-0 before being blown out by Alabama in the BCS title game. “The margin last year was razor thin, and the margin this year is razor thin,” he said. Offensively, the good news is the Irish are coming off their best rushing game of the season, amassing 220 yards against Oklahoma. The bad news is they are coming off their worst passing game in five seasons with just 104 yards against the Sooners. A week earlier, in a win over Michigan State, the Irish had just 224 yards total offense –
their lowest total offensive output in five years. Before that the Irish had three straight games of passing for 300 yards, but struggled on the ground. “We were talking about how well we were throwing the football and how poorly we were running it. Now we’re talking about how well we’re running the ball and how poorly we’re throwing the ball,” Kelly said. “We have to find our balance there offensively.” The Irish are looking for answers on defense as well as they prepare to play the Sun Devils, the most highpowered offense they’ve faced this season. The Sun Devils had 612 yards total offense last week in beating USC 62-41 and have been held to fewer than 30 points just once this season, in a 42-28 loss to Stanford. The Irish are 1-8 under Kelly in games when they give up 30 or more points, the exception coming in a 59-33 victory over Air Force in 2011. Defensively, the Irish have seven starters from last year’s team, but so
far hasn’t looked much that squad. A year ago after five games the Irish defense ranked in the top 20 in nine categories, including scoring defense (2nd at 7.8 points a game) red zone defense (4th), pass efficiency defense (10th), total defense (13th), first downs defense (13th), interceptions (16th), turnovers forced (16th) and sacks (20th). This season the Irish don’t rank in the top 20 in any of those categories and are among the worst in the nation in two of those categories, giving up 110 first downs, placing it 110th in the nation, and has just four sacks (10 fewer than the same time last season) placing it 119th. Kelly said there’s no one reason why the defense isn’t putting up as good numbers, but said he still remains confident in the defense. “I think our defense is solid. I don’t think they’re AP spectacular, but I think it’s a solid defense that we can Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly looks on in the first half of the Irish’s home game against Oklahoma Saturday. win with,” he said.
Bills RB Choice ready in reserve for Thursday following injuries ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson nursing injuries, both Buffalo Bills running backs are confident they have a capable option in reserve in Tashard Choice. “I’ve got all the faith in the world that Tashard can go in there and get the job done,” Spiller said Tuesday, after he missed practice because of sore left ankle. Added Jackson: “He’s a guy that we can lean on.” The Bills (2-2) just might have to in facing a short week of practice before playing at Cleveland (2-2) on Thursday night. Spiller will be a gametime decision after he hurt his ankle in the third quarter of a 23-20 win over Baltimore on Sunday. Jackson intends to play, but he’ll be wearing a brace to protect a left knee
he sprained against the Ravens. It’s a familiar position for Choice, a seventh-year player – and against the Browns, no less. In Week 3 of last season, Choice stepped in for both Spiller and Jackson, and finished with 91 yards rushing in a 24-14 win at Cleveland. “Oooh, it’s exciting,” said Choice, who is mostly used on special teams. “I try to keep it calm as I could possibly be right now. But when I’m in the game, man, I’m going 100 miles an hour.” The Bills had encouraging news on other injury fronts following practice. Aaron Williams, who can start at either safety or cornerback, said he expects to be ready to play after he bruised his back against Baltimore.
Coach Doug Marrone listed starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin day-today after the player missed last week’s game with a pulled right hamstring. Marrone opened the possibility that starting safety Jairus Byrd could make his season debut after missing the first four weeks with plantar fasciitis in both feet. Marrone called Byrd a full participant in practice, which is a first for the two-time Pro Bowl player this season. Byrd wouldn’t characterize himself as practicing fully, but agreed he’s inching closer toward playing. “I haven’t had any setbacks or anything like that, so we’ll see,” Byrd said. “I think it’s more headed in the right direction.” As for his chances of playing Thursday, Byrd said that will be deter-
mined after he consults with Marrone. The Bills’ secondary could use reinforcements after finishing the game against Baltimore minus all four starters. That includes cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who is expected to miss at least two more games with a broken left hand. The Bills’ situation at running back is also a concern. Spiller jogged lightly through a few individual drills, before spending time riding a stationary bike. “To be honest, I didn’t think I’d be able to run today,” Spiller said. “I wasn’t full speed, but I was at least able to move around.” Spiller intends to test the ankle on the field at Cleveland before the game to determine whether he can
play. Jackson was more active in practice in taking part in every drill while having his left knee wrapped. Marrone wasn’t sure of Spiller’s status, but said Jackson he should be a go. If Spiller can’t play, Marrone opened the possibility of promoting running back Ronnie Wingo off the team’s practice squad. The running attack has so far been the Bills strength, while also taking the pressure off rookie quarterback EJ Manuel. Buffalo ranks second in the NFL with 608 yards rushing. Spiller and Jackson led the way over Baltimore. They combined for 164 yards rushing against a Ravens defense that had allowed just 224 yards in its first three games. The Browns present a
tough test, featuring a defense that’s giving up a league-low 2.9 yards per carry. Buffalo’s ground game has Browns coach Rob Chudzinski’s attention given how it ran over Cleveland’s AFC North rival Ravens. ‘“Any time you can do that against Baltimore’s defense, it’s an impressive feat,” Chudzinski said. “They did it and they were consistent doing it.” Choice understands it’s his job to make sure the running attack doesn’t miss a step if he’s in there. “You don’t get many opportunities,” Choice said, in his second full season with the Bills. “You’ve got to get in and perform. And if you perform well, they know this guy is capable. Then you get more opportunities.”
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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — If Miami guard Dwyane Wade does anything other than basketballrelated work during this Heat training camp trip to the Bahamas, it’ll likely be a little bit of card-playing. After all, that doesn’t take any physical exertion. Insisting that this is no vacation – even though a steel band met them at the airport and shimmering blue ocean water is beckoning a stone’s throw from their hotel rooms – the twotime defending NBA champions got to work Tuesday. Miami held its first practice of camp for about two hours inside a cavernous ballroom that had temporary lights strung from the ceiling and two newly installed courts side-by-side. “It was good,” Wade said. “This is our element, right here. This is where all our guys are really comfortable and we can get into gear, be around each other. First practice of the first day is good.” The Heat held a team meeting Monday night, where coach Erik Spoelstra laid out the short-term plans for the week and the long-term plans for the season. He didn’t reveal much in the way of details about that meeting, and didn’t have to, either. The short-term plan, work hard this week. The long-term plan, win another NBA title. And Spoelstra is sure that being in the Bahamas for a few days won’t distract his group. “We’ve been planning this for a while,” Spoelstra said. “And so we think it’s a good environment for us to get to work, get away and get back to building some habits that we’ll need. It was a good first practice.” When the practice was over, LeBron James was loudly announcing that he wanted to do more work and pleaded for someone to throw him a basketball so he could shoot free throws while tired. Ray Allen, as always, stayed late
to get up tons of additional jumpers. Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem took seats as a couple icebags awaited them, and Greg Oden– who practiced for about 30 minutes as the Heat work him in slowly – iced both his knees as well. “They had to pull me off today. I wanted to go out there and do it, but you know, I’ve got to take steps,’” said Oden, the former No. 1 overall pick who has appeared in only 82 regularseason games because of continual knee problems. Despite the vista that surrounds the resort they’ll call home until Friday, there was no talk of beach time. Forward Chris Andersen, pumping the pedals on an exercise bike 15 minutes after Spoelstra declared practice complete, asked no one in particular what time the team’s second workout of the day would be taking place. “We’re a veteran ballclub,” James said. “We don’t need to be told what to do. We show up to work. When we’re not working, we enjoy ourselves. We don’t need to police ourselves. We don’t need to look after each other. Guys know what to do, no matter where we are.” Predictably, the first Heat practice of the year was lacking one thing –offense. Everything in the Heat system, from the day Pat Riley arrived nearly two decades ago, has been built around defense, and this camp will be no exception. Spoelstra said he wouldn’t even think about installing a single offensive set until the afternoon practice, with the first one entirely about defensive drills and schemes. Players knew it was coming, too. “I could run the practice,” Wade said. “I kind of know what to expect.” Added Heat forward Chris Bosh: “We know it’s always going to be the same. Defensive-first philosophy around here. ... If you can’t stop anybody, you can’t win a championship.’’
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