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By Amanda Wilkinson City Editor Mayor John Inyart considers himself head coach for a great team. After his term expires, Inyart said he plans on spending more time with his family and focus on running his business. “(The city) has a great team, and they have a change in the head coach position,” he said. Just shy of being in office for a decade, Inyart has been mayor for eight years. “I’ve found that (the mayoral position has) taken a lot of time from other things – my family, my business,” he said. “It’ll be good to get back to those things.” Inyart is the franchisee of the Midas Auto Systems Experts in both Charleston and Mattoon. He said he also plans to play more golf in the summer. “I can tell you that my golf game has suffered the last several years,” Inyart said. “I haven’t played much golf at all. I’m not very good, but I’ve gotten even worse.” While he said he is going to enjoy having less work to do, he will miss the position of mayor. “There are obviously going to be parts of the job that I won’t miss but there are going to be many, many aspects of the job that I am going to be miss,” Inyart said. He said one aspect is being able to make a direct difference in the town he grew up in. Inyart said being in local government, he might hear of a problem and get it fixed right away. “(People on the county and state level) don’t have that luxury a lot of times,” he said. “I can get stuff done. Things can happen.” Beginning his first term in 2005, Inyart said he had goals he wanted to achieve as the mayor of Charleston. He said he wanted the city to embrace the city manager form of government. Inyart said Scott Smith, the city manager, was already in the position when Inyart was elected. “We just simply needed to spend time outlining duties and working our way toward making sure he was the guy in charge of day-to-day operations,” he said. Inyart said building a good team with Smith was key for the city manager form of government to work. Part of the current form of government is that Inyart is a part-time mayor. He said he works about 15-to-20

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Charleston mayor John Inyart has been the mayor for the past eight years and will not be running in the upcoming April 9 election. Inyart said he is looking forward to focusing on his family and business.

hours per week including time in his office at his business and time at home. “There’s a reason it only pays $10,000 a y e a r,” I n y a r t s a i d . “ It’s a parttime

job.” He said another one of his goals was to improve customer service within the city, meaning he wanted to make sure city workers were visible in the community. “They’re much more identifiable in the community,” Inyart said. “It’s very easy to tell now who works for the city, and I think that’s important. It’s makes us accountable to the taxpayer.” Inyart said his background in business helped him complete his third goal of making the city more business-friendly.

“I think we’ve been proactive both in the planning department and the city manager’s office in working with new businesses or potential ne w businesses when they come to town,” he said.

Inyart said he has been able to advise potential businesses coming to

town. A lot of the issues that have come across his desk have been communication problems, he said. “They’re the same sort of issues I have spent my life working with, in both retail and service business, where you have to be accountable and you have to take care of the problem,” Inyart said. He also said the relationship between the city and Eastern has greatly improved.

At about 4 p.m. Thursday, Dan Nadler, the vice president for student affairs, sent out an email to students in response to concerns about sexual assault and violence on Eastern’s campus. The email outlined concerns about educational campaign recommendations and existing programs and services, including the Health Education Resource Center and the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service. Nadler said in the email that the Sexual Assault Task Force submitted the list of recommendations to him on March 1. The educational campaign includes hiring a sexual assault/violence prevention and intervention specialist, developing a social marketing campaign called the “No More Secrets” campaign, creating a Sexual Assault Task Force section of Eastern’s website, expanding existing Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming, installing security cameras in parking lots, increasing the number of on-campus blue emergency phones and establishing a group of trained students to provide walking escort services for increased safety. The list of recommendations also includes the services different programs on campus provide to survivors of sexual assault and educational processes for prevention and intervention. For the full list of prevention and intervention recommendations go to

“I think, finally, we’ve had good relations with Eastern over the years, and we’ve had strained relations with Eastern over the years— off and on,” Inyart said. “I think the relationship between President Perry’s office and my office is probably the best it’s ever been.” He said he credits Perry with connecting with the community and him meeting with Perry on a regular basis. Through working closely with Perry, Inyart said they increased pedestrian safety around campus. Despite completing several goals in his career as mayor he admitted that he was not able to get some projects done that he wanted to get done, Inyart said For one project, he said there are some vacant properties he wished he had been able to redevelop and return to the community not as a public figure. However, Inyart said the city was able to renovate and resell several houses. “It physically looks different than it did eight years ago,” he said. “I take pride in that.” While Inyart is moving on from the mayoral position, he said the job of mayor is never done. “It’s funny because this is not a job that’s ever really done,” he said. “The day I walk out of here, somebody else is going to slip right into the seat, and they’re going to take up the same challenges that I had.”

Board proposes $16,000 decrease

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By Samantha McDaniel Student Governance Editor The University Board budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2014 was about a $16,000 decrease from the current budget. Danny Turano, the UB chairman, along with David Simms, the vice chairman, and the coordinators presented the UB budget for the FY 14. The UB requested a budget of $200,091, a $16,398 decrease.


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Broadcast meteorology minor offers integrative learning By Stephanie Markham Administration Editor Learning to communicate scientific data to the public is one of the ways students taking a broadcast meteorology minor can experience integrative learning. The minor requires 25 credit hours of geography, communication studies and broadcasting courses, and it earned the geography/geology department one of the 2012-2013 Integrative Learning Awards. Cameron Craig, a geography professor, said the minor is “integrative learning at its finest” because of the incorporation of communication and science skills. “We are not a meat factory, but essentially we take in any student that is interested in the field, and then we train them how to become scientists and to communicate those aspects of science to the public,” he said. Craig said students have to acquire their own data by observing the temperatures, precipitation, frost and sky information and send it to the National Weather Service to use for climate data. Students increase the accuracy of their forecast by observing for themselves how weather changes over time, Craig said “I tell the students that you can’t become a concert pianist without practice,” he said. Students also take a practicum course in which they produce broadcasts for WEIU using the data they collected, after having produced about 40 practice broadcasts. Craig said his students have to learn about geology, hydrology and sociology in addition to meteorology because they have to be the “public’s scientist.” “I tell my students they are the bridge between news and the public, so it’s very important they understand what everything is about severe weath-

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er or any hazard,” he said. He said self-evaluation is an important part of the learning process. “When a student does their broadcast, I want them to immediately look at their broadcast because they are going to be the best critic,” he said. Craig said students also present weather topics to schools and produce documentary films about history, geography and environmental science. “Essentially what I’m doing is giving them many opportunities to fill their resume, and by the time that they leave Eastern they can secure a job rather quickly,” he said. Michael Cornebise, the chairman

of the geology/geography department, said there is an 89 percent job placement rate for students when they graduate with the minor. Craig said commercial stations are appreciative when they hire Eastern students, and they do not have to do a lot of training. He said many universities with weather stations do not allow students to do severe break-ins, but Eastern students do because commercial stations look for that experience. “We push them into it, and that makes them more competent over time,” he said. Craig said students who declare

broadcast meteorology as their minor early can apply for the National Weather Association Seal by their senior year, since the association requires at least three years of field experience. Cornebise said broadcast meteorology students have great learning opportunities despite the pressure of doing broadcasts. “Some will fall off the wagon, and then after a talk with (Craig) they’ll get back on track, but that’s part of the learning experience too,” he said. Stephanie Markham can be reached at 581-2812 or

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Professor to shed light on old teaching methods By Jaime Lopez Verge Editor In an education system that has constantly evolved, a professor will take a step back in time to explore the problems 18th and 19th centuries educators faced. The lecture Francis Ferguson has prepared for Eastern students and faculty is titled “The Rise of Mass Education: Play into the Game.” Ferguson, an English professor at the University of Chicago, has been researching methods of teaching from the 18th and 19th centuries. She said in her years of research, she found some older models of teaching that were invented in those times have remained intact and are still used to educate students from high school to college. However, Ferguson unearthed methods used in the classroom that are not as popular among educators. Educators in those times broadened techniques in the classroom to help students learn as a group but also found a way to focus on their individual needs, Ferguson said. “The 18th and 19th century educators are interested in thinking about arranging students in particular groups,” Ferguson said. Ferguson said the educators of

the past were innovators, in that they were extremely interactive with their pupils and promoted learning among them. She said this method of approaching students and getting them to learn is still relevant, even in times when online classes have substituted traditional classroom formats at universities. Ferguson said she read key enlightenment pieces that studied the way educators addressed their students to figure out how classrooms were structured centuries ago. The introduction of the sciences into school curriculums and how it helped promote the expansion of education is the part of her research she said she enjoyed the most. Ferguson said in those times, education took a big stance on promoting a more inclusive system of education. She said traces of that old model are still in place –– particularly standardized testing and the U.S. government’s attempts to make sure all students are educated at the same rate. But Ferguson said these methods have been changed because there was not much of a fixation on getting all students on the same page. Ferguson said in those times,


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Frances Ferguson, from the University of Chicago, will be giving a lecture titled, “The Rise of Mass Education: Play into Game” at 5 p.m. on March 19 in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

teachers focused on each student individually, though they had full classrooms. Ferguson said she wants people who attend the lecture to discover

methods of teaching they have never been exposed to. Ferguson will give her lecture on education at 5 p.m. on March 19 in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna

The Residence Hall Association members nominated people of the RHA executive board for Fall 2013 Thursday. The RHA President Eddie Hillman, a junior biological studies major, was nominated for president and is running unopposed. The RHA adviser Laura Imbirowicz, the resident director of Lawson Hall, explained that Hillman was the only one who could not be nominated. “The only ones who can be nominated are the people that put in applications,” Imbirowicz said. “Currently the applications that were submitted and accepted were for the president, the vice president and the (National Communications Coordinator/Illinois Communication Coordinator).” Kadie Peterson, Kyle Swan and Patrick Morrow were nominated for vice president. NCC nominees Christina Lauff and

Sabrina Sibert accepted their nominations for the position. Doyle Nave and Dawn Howe were nominated for the position of secretary. The nominees for treasurer were Amanda Norvell, Jarron Gaddis and Kyle Swan. Elections will take place at the next meeting at 5 p.m. March 21 in Lawson Hall. The RHA members also discussed the Social Justice and Diversity Week. Amanda Krch, the RHA vice president, led a social justice and diversity subcommittee meeting during the RHA meeting. During the subcommittee’s meeting, Sibert suggested the theme of “You, Me and Diversity” for Social Justice and Diversity Week. “Personally, I think Social Justice and Diversity Week is a mouthful, so I thought of maybe having a shorter name,” Sibert said. “It is more ‘Oh, hey, that catches my eye better than this long phrase.’”

By Jarad Jarmon Staff Reporter The Council of Academic Affairs approved changes to kinesiology and sports studies courses as well as a proposed a new course. Clinton Warren, a kinesiology and sports studies professor and graduate coordinator, said most of the course revisions would be adding a technological component and National Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation. “Our exercise faculty have gone through with this class and made sure those objectives meet with NSCA accreditation,” he said. The courses that would have added technological delivery are “KSS: 2440: Structural Kinesiology,” “KSS 2761: Introduction to Sport Management,” “KSS 4326: Psychosocial Aspects of Sports,” and “KSS 4328: Governance in Sports and Ethics in Sports.” “The intention is still to be an on-

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campus program,” Warren said. He also said “Structural Kinesiology,” “KSS 4340: Principles of Exercise Physiology,” “Ethics in Sports,” and “KSS 4760: Sports Law” would have objectives that better suit the NSCA accreditation. Lee Ann Price, a kinesiology and sports studies professor and director of athletic training education, said that the new course, “KSS 3181: Athletic Training Field Experience” is going to replace independent study. “They are not doing a one-on-one independent study, so we are trying to better align ourselves with what our students are actually doing,” Price said. Jarad Jarmon can be reached at 581-2812 or For the in-depth version of this article go to:

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Administration should address faculty concerns Though layoffs are not planned, Eastern This is a concern that deserves to be Our POSITION is cutting back its faculty by 3 percent next addressed. Eastern has hired four new adminis• Situation: Faculty have expressed concerns year. This makes sense, considering the contrators within the past year under the direction over the cutbacks on positions. tinued student enrollment of the past five of Noel-Levitz, a higher education consulting • Stance: Lack of communication is detrimenyears, but it has left much of Eastern’s faculfirm, with the goal of helping enrollment. tal to administration-faculty relations. ty wary of the future, and rightfully so. These were serious hires, some of them getMost of the cuts will be coming from attriting paid just four cents under a six-figure salation, meaning faculty who leave or retire will not be replaced as well as not ry. With the number of Eastern applicants back up it’s safe to be “hesirehiring or reducing the number of hours of annually-contracted faculty. As tantly optimistic” about enrollments future, but the fact is, it is still too Fern Kory, the vice president of University Professionals of Illinois, said in soon to tell what full effect these new hires will have. Thursday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News, this will not be a successful With that in mind, it is perfectly reasonable for faculty like to be long-term plan for fixing Eastern’s enrollment problem. anxious about Eastern’s future when faculty are disappearing and new Just as there is no university without students, likewise there is not much administrators are showing up to stay. For that matter, it is perfectly reaof a university without quality faculty to educate those students. It is under- sonable for students to be concerned, since Eastern’s faculty is the real standable that cuts have to be made when times are tough, and with less product being offered here for their education. students less faculty are necessary, but it is also a legitimate concern that It is still entirely possible that this current Noel-Levitz inspired equathese cuts are not being made elsewhere, such as Eastern’s administration. tion, of subtracting faculty and adding administrators until plus sum of Grant Sterling, the head of a Faculty Senate sub-committee analyzing students appears, is wrong for Eastern. The Eastern community deserves how tuition and state dollars are being used throughout Eastern, said to know if the top-level of administrators have considered this, and if the administration does not appear to be looking for cuts or reorganiza- they have considered any possible alternative. tion throughout its own section of the university. In Thursday’s edition The daily editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of of The News, he said it never appears as though the number of upperThe Daily Eastern News. level administrators goes down.

College: A setting for intellectual discourse

“We want to our students to be well rounded!” That’s a phrase we all hear as we venture into college. Whatever I learn in class all seems to work its way back to that speech. And I won’t mention it again because you may think it’s washed up, but the more and more I move on in college, I’ve realized that that phrase is Editor in Chief Managing Editor completely relevant to life outside of college. Tim Deters Rachel Rodgers Two weekends ago, when I was visiting my parents, we started talking about the changes in Associate News Editor News Editor curriculum within my sister’s school district that Seth Schroeder Robyn Dexter will help address students’ needs a lot more efficiently. Online Editor Opinions Editor I found myself actively participating in the disSara Hall cussion, in a very eloquent manner, and knew exDominic Renzetti actly what I was talking about, because we had discussed some of these same issues in one of my CONTINUE THE DEBATE courses here at Eastern. I’m not saying that a college education will help ONLINE you carry on an intelligent conversion — though I must confess, shivers run down my spine whenev• Extended letters er I get an opportunity to talk about topics like 18th • Forums for all content century literature or a work of art. I’m a little bit of a dork — but the courses we take here at Eastern that don’t pertain to our major help benefit our under“Tell the truth and don’t be afraid.”


Jaime Lopez standing of the world and exercise our ability think and discuss beyond our means. That discussion my parents and I had about changes in our school systems were inspired by some of the material covered in my intro to anthropology course last year. I learned the world is full of complexities in that course, and that avoiding long academic discussions about factors contributing to our world’s current state keep us from finding solutions and producing results that help our school systems, politics, the environment. I mean, once in a biology course, we discussed the ethics of cloning. I remember hearing students complain that we were wasting time in class learning about topics that

seemed meaningless. However, I don’t think that’s a trivial subject, because that poses questions about what we believe and why we believe it, even if you’re an English major or a psychology major in a biology course. Discussing what a character’s journey in a piece of fiction means is not something that professors just make up on the spot. Those discussions help us rationalize and think for ourselves, as well as defend our ideals — they’re, for lack of a better word, riveting. We should not in any way cap our ability to talk about politics and education and the environment. Eastern is one of those places that provide us within a setting for intellectual discourse. So, take advantage of those crazy lectures about film characters and politics, you learn so much more about your beliefs and how to defend them. You learn that you can even do your bit to make the world a better place. Jaime Lopez is a junior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-2812 or


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Show exhibits student art By Bob Galuski Entertainment Editor More than 100 students submitted pieces of art they have been working on throughout the year in hopes of winning an award during the 2013 All-Student Undergraduate Show. Featuring artwork from students at Eastern, the Undergraduate Show displays work that students have created in the last year. The undergraduate show has been a part of Eastern and the Tarble Arts Center for 31 years, said Glenn Hild, the chair for the art department in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The exhibition officially opened March 2 with an awards ceremony for each of the artists who were selected that Sunday. The show features creative pieces by students in pretty much any medium, Hild said. Mediums included in the show are two-dimensional, three-dimensional and graphic design. “There’s awards for a lot of these,” he said. “We don’t have an award for photos, but students can still submit those if they want.” Numerous displays of ceramic artwork, digital art and even a welded-steel creation fill the Tarble Arts Center for the exhibition. Each of the pieces were selected by a panel of judges, all of whom do not have an affiliation with Eastern, Hild said. Hild also said each of the judges were involved in the art community in some capacity, whether with ceramics or two-dimensional art. Out of the 111 students who submitted their art, only 74 were selected for the exhibition. John Durkin, a senior art major, said he submitted two pieces, both digital print works. He said he entered the exhibition because of his professors’ encouragement. “Every year, teachers push for us to submit, so I’ve been entering every year,” Durkin said. He did not create his two pieces, “Seamless” and “Justified Atrocity” solely for the Undergraduate Show, but instead decided they were his



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Michael Wyatt a junior Art Education major looks at an earthenware and nickel sculpture titled “A Cover” produced by Chase Grover at the All-Student Show in the Tarble Arts Center on Sunday.

two best pieces from the year. “I know some people will do stuff just for this, but I kind of just looked through my stuff and entered my two favorites,” Durkin said. While Durkin only submitted two pieces, Hild said any student could enter up to five pieces for the selection process. Once the jurors had selected which pieces they wanted for the exhibit, the students were notified, Hild said. Hild also said the Undergraduate

Show was a good experience for students looking to display artwork after college. “It’s a great way to showcase students’ work throughout the year, and see what it is like to go off into the world of visual arts and compete for entry for an exhibition,” he said. The Undergraduate Show continue until March 30 in Tarble. Bob Galuski can be reached at 581-2812 or


Inyart said he thinks a fresh perspective and new leadership is important to the mayoral position. “I think it’s important to any organization,” he said. “You only have to look at the state or the federal government to see how dysfunctional we’ve become when the same old people run things too long.” He said he wanted to be a part of local government while he had

enough energy to do it. “I’d rather leave now and have people tell me they’re disappointed that I’m quitting than to have people say, ‘Well good, we’d thought you’d never quit,’” Inyart said. “It’s just time for me to get back to my life. I don’t want to be here until I’m irrelevant.” He said he will miss the team who has made being the mayor and

a full-time business owner possible. “We’ve got a winning team, and we’ve got a good group of people that are working well together,” Inyart said. “Hopefully, the next mayor or next head coach will appreciate what he has there.”


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The Apportionment Board members tabled this budget along with the campus recreation budget at their meeting Thursday. Turano said they based their budget proposal off of the current budget. “We looked at areas where we can save money, where there is a surplus,” Turano said. University Board’s budget is broken down into different budgets for the different committees. The budget is broken down into 11 separate funds that cover general costs, comedy, lectures, mainstage, Homecoming Week, cultural arts, marketing, movies, production, special events and “Quakin’ in the Quad.” Budgets like movies and lectures increase to provide better quality programs and to move the board in a new direction, Turano said. “We are trying to get UB on a different path,” Turano said. “We are trying to appeal more to all of the students on campus.” Turano said they will be cutting back on some of the programming but will be increasing the quality. An example Turano gave is the comedy programming. Instead of them bring six comedians people have not heard of, they are going to bring four that students are familiar with. The AB members also heard a presentation from campus recreation. Ken Baker, the director of campus recreation, presented a budget that requests the same amount of money they received this fiscal year. The proposal requested $211,000 for campus recreation. This board is funded by three different incomes: student fees, paid

memberships and taxes from the state. Baker said they receive about $75,000 from faculty-staff memberships and are supposed to receive tax money, but that is not a guaranteed income. The budget funds pay the professional salaries, student salaries, equipment purchases and operating expenses. Baker said the main thing they looked at while making their budget is what enrollment is. “The first thing we looked at is student payroll, because that is what we are all about,” Baker said. “Those students help us run the rec center.” He said they rely on student help, and being able to pay them takes up about $150,000 of their budget. “As minimum wage goes up, so do our budgets,” Baker said. Jenna Mitchell, the student vice president of student affairs, said these are two of the biggest budgets they allocate money for. She said the presentation did a good job of showing where all the money goes in their budgets. The members of the board will ask questions about each budget and will start discussing each budget starting at their March 22 meeting before approving them later. Mitchell said if the members vote to send any budgets back, all the budgets will be tabled, and there will be more presentations. If the members approve all budgets, they will go to the Student Senate for approval, Mitchell said. Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or



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Women plan for 5th win; men lose in two games By Al Warpinski Staff Reporter

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Janele Robinson, a junior pitcher/infielder, bats during the alumni game on Sept. 8 at Williams Field. The Panthers faced Georgia State Thursday and lost both games.

Eastern falls to Georgia before tourney By Jack Sheehan Staff Reporter Cold weather and precipitation kept Eastern’s softball team from playing in last weekends Marshall Invitational in West Virginia, but weather should not play a factor in Eastern’s upcoming spring break tournament, the Florida Rebel Spring Games. Although the Panthers were not able to play in the Marshall Invite, they were able to schedule two games against Georgia State to help them prepare for their eight-game schedule in the Florida Rebel Spring Games that stretches from March 10 through the 13. Eastern also lost 4-3 to Georgia State, losing the doubleheader. In the 10th inning of Thursday’s game against Georgia state, senior Whitney Phillips entered the game for Georgia State as a pinch runner for senior Brenna Morrissey after Morrissey doubled to right field. Phillips stole home later in the inning to win the game for Georgia State, 5-4. The Panthers enter the Spring Games at 4-5 on the season and will play seven opponents over the break. Eastern will play a doubleheader each day of the tournament, beginning with match-ups



against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks and the Creighton Bluejays. Lehigh enters the spring break tournament at 3-1-1, seven of their games this season being cancelled due to inclement weather. The Mountain Hawks last game action was just under a week ago when they defeated Iona 6-2 at the Towson Invitational. Freshman Morgan Decker broke onto the scene this season winning the Patriot League Rookie of the Week after her play at the Towson Invite. She tied for the team-lead with four RBIs and had both RBIs in the team’s win over Columbia on Saturday. Decker also scored four runs and posted a .579 on-base percentage in five games, after drawing six walks and being hit by a pitch in addition to her four hits. Whomever Panther coach Kim Schuette chooses to call upon to shut down Decker will most likely come from the talented pitching trio that has seen all of the work in the circle this season for Eastern. That trio includes junior Stephanie Maday, junior Hanna Mennenga and junior Janele Robinson. Mennenga is the previous Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week.

eager to play,” Ponce said. This is also Ponce’s last semester at Eastern so he said he is determined to finish his time in collegiate sports on a high note. “Knowing it’s my final semester of college golf gives me an extra drive that I plan on pursuing through practice which will in return help my game during tournament play,” Ponce said. An upcoming player that the Panthers hope to keep improving this spring is freshman Austin Sproles. He was the only freshman for the Panthers to perform in every tournament last fall. “I expect Sproles to continue to play well in the spring, he’s showed drive and dedication to get better,” Ponce said. The Don Benbow Butler Invitational will take place on March 10-12 in Jacksonville, Fla. Cody Delmendo can be reached at 581-2812 or

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It was the only tournament the Panthers finished inside the top 10 that included more than 10 teams. Two seniors, Kevin Flack and Tommy Ponce, lead Eastern. Flack led Eastern in scoring in every tournament last fall season and said he plans to continue his great play. Flack finished in the top 10 individually twice in the fall season. He finished in 10th place at the MSU Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-Off and tied for eighth place at the Chicago State Cougar Fall Classic. Flack never finished worse than 21st place individually. Ponce struggled most of the fall season due to lingering injuries he had. The best score he finished with at any tournament was 30th place. Ponce has not had much time to practice due to the weather, but he said tries to get out to the golf course every chance he gets. “I feel good, my confidence is high and I am

Creighton comes into the Spring Games with an 8-6 overall record, riding a 2-game losing streak from the Texas Arlington Maverick Invitational. The Bluejays did however go 3-2 overall at the Maverick Invite, with a signature win against then-No. 21 Tulsa. Bluejays’ junior pitcher Becca Changstrom was named Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week. The junior led Creighton to its extra-inning victory over Tulsa where the junior pitched all eight innings, only allowing three earned runs while striking out ten at the Maverick Invite. Offensive leaders for the Panthers sophomore Hannah Cole and senior Melise Brown will look to jump on Changstrom early in the game to gain a lead for their experienced pitching staff. The Panthers are 4-1 in games where they score first, but have yet to win when the opposition scores before them. The Panthers will also square off against Robert Morris, Fairleigh Dickinson, Saint Peters, Army and North Dakota over the fourday tournament.

The Eastern men’s tennis team has dropped two games in a row after losing to Bradley Wednesday, 5-2. Seniors Michael Sperry and Warren Race both won their singles matches in three sets. Sperry defeated Hamish Weerasinghe at the one position 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. Race beat Arthur Romanet in a tight three set match 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7). The last four positions lost in two sets, including freshman Ryan Henderson and Robert Skolik. Skolik lost 6-0, 6-2 and Henderson lost in a close two set match 7-5, 6-4. The men’s doubles teams lost all three doubles matches in straight sets. The men will have the weekend off before they face Chicago State, March 19. The Eastern women’s team has their first winning streak to continue and goes up against IUPUI in Indianapolis. The 4-2 Panthers are riding a two game winstreak on the road and face the Jaguars. Eastern has dominated the series so far, winning the last meetings between the two teams. Last season Eastern defeated IUPUI in its home opener at Darling Courts 6-1. Janelle Prisner, Merritt Whitley, Jennifer Kim and Kristen Laird all picked up singles wins. Blackburn said the girls are riding high after picking consecutive wins on the road. “It was the first time this year we played backto-back matches in two days and that’s something we have to do a lot in the conference, so it was a good confidence booster,” he said. The women are on game six of their nine game road streak so playing on the road is nothing new to them Blackburn said. “It’s really a non factor, especially for the older players,” he said. The women’s tennis team had a few days off to heal up and get ready to head back Indianapolis. “We have had a great week (of practice) so far,” Blackburn said. The women’s tennis team will have first serve at 6:30 p.m. Friday.



“(Edwardsville) has always pitched well, there will be low scoring games so we have to anticipate that and execute on defense,” he said. The Cougars hold a 32-28 series advantage over Eastern and have won five of their last six games against the Panthers. In the last six games between the two teams, Eastern has scored a total of 12 runs and has been held to three runs or under five of those six games. Junior Travis Felix, who was named OVC Pitcher of the Week on Monday, defeated the Panthers in 2012, pitching 7.1 innings, allowing one run on six hits. Felax will make the first start against the Panthers on Friday afternoon. The Cougars’ struggles this season have come on offense, having a team batting average of .195 and no batter for Edwardsville has eclipsed .300, with its leading hitter being Matt Highland at .290. In the nine games played, Edwardsville has

scored 21 runs, which is last in the OVC. Schmitz said under the guidance of firstyear pitching coach Jason Anderson, the Eastern starting pitchers will continue their game plan of sticking to their strengths. “Borens and Greenfield will go after (Edwardsville) with the fastball, looking to get some bad swings early on,” Schmitz said. ‘(Borens and Greenfield) have been our two horses, who have gone after people with fastballs and if we’re able to do that it gets us going.” The Panthers are 3-8 this year and have a 2-5 record on the road. Eastern has a 6-16 record when visiting Edwardsville and in his time at Eastern, Schmitz has a 4-6 record against the Cougars and has only one win in seven road appearances. The three-game series will be played at the Simmons Baseball Complex in Edwardsville.

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Panthers to square off against Skyhawks for 3rd time By Alex McNamee Staff Reporter The Eastern women’s basketball team is a team facing adversity, having lost its last two regular season games heading into Friday’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament semifinal against Tennessee-Martin. The Panthers have to embrace the adversity to be successful, head coach Lee Buchanan said, and have a chance to win the tournament championship. Eastern stared adversity in the face against Tennessee-Martin and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville last week when they played both teams in a matter of 48 hours. Tennessee-Martin, a guard heavy, 3-point shooting team, beat the Panthers by 20 points last Thursday. Edwardsville, a physical team, outtoughed the Panthers in an eightpoint overtime win. “You can’t panic,” Buchanan said. “Whether you’ve won or lost them all, the most important one is the next one.” In the last two games, the Panthers were caught up in preparing for what their opponents would throw at them, rather than focusing on executing their own gameplan, Buchanan said. Buchanan said the Panthers will have to get back to executing the things they do best on Friday — it’s something they’ve been working on all week. There will be other adversity, too, Buchanan said. The Panthers’ scheduled shootaround time, for their noon game on Friday, is 7:30 a.m. For college students, or anybody for that matter, waking up so early is

a difficult task. “You can’t just roll out of bed and go in your pajamas,” Buchanan said. “There’s adversity, already, before we’ve tipped the ball.” However, Buchanan said he hopes his team of veterans can overcome the challenges that come with playing in a conference tournament. Ten of the Panthers’ 12 players have played in the OVC Tournament before this season. “We use the word ‘veteran’ — hopefully that equals maturity,” Buchanan said. “There’s still going to be nerves, stress and missed shots. You have to keep everything in perspective.” That will include the players not pushing themselves too hard to play well; rather, they need to play relaxed. Buchanan said players have a tendency to try too hard to have great games when they are under the bright lights of a conference tournament. “There’s a fine line between competing and battling without pushing that limit by trying too hard and stressing yourself out,” Buchanan said. Even so, with the same roster the last two seasons, the Panthers have been knocked out in their first game of the tournament. Buchanan said the Panthers have tried doing different things with their routine each time in Nashville, but they have not found the answer. “I don’t think there’s a secret formula,” Buchanan said. “Your best players have to play their best basketball.” Before the team even leaves for Nashville, there’s adversity — it’s March, after all. “The distractions are magnified come tournament time from the me-

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dia to the fans to the parents,” Buchanan said. “If you’re a college basketball player, it’s March, you should be really excited. You have to embrace that, knowing there is going to be ad-

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versity.” The Panthers tip off against Tennessee-Martin at noon Friday at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Tennessee.

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Eastern’s men’s and women’s golf teams have its first tournament of the spring on March 10 at the Don Benbow Butler Invitational at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Course in Jacksonville, Fla. During the fall season, the women’s squad managed to finish in the top 10 of every tournament it played. The best finish as a team was fifth place at the Butler Fall Invitational. Two seniors, Lauren Williams and Emily Calhoon, lead the Panthers. Coach Mike Moncel is confident in his team going into the spring, but knows this first tournament is going to show a lot of rust since they have not had much practice time due to weather. “We’re going in blind,” Moncel said. But, Moncel said Eastern will have its advantages not being the only Midwest school. “We aren’t the only team from the Midwest going into this tournament so I expect us to be in the middle of the pack,” Moncel said. Calhoon finished in the top 20 in 3 out of the 4 tournaments in the fall season.

Her best finish was at the SIU Edwardsville Fall Intercollegiate where she finished in 9th place individually. Williams had her two best performances at the Chicago State Cougar Classic, where she finished in the top 5 individually, and at the Dayton Fall Invitational, where she finished in the top 10 individually. “I’m hoping to have a productive spring. I am looking forward to playing my last semester,” Williams said. Since the squad has not had much practice time due to weather, it is hard to tell who could be a surprise for their team, but from the fall season two players that the Panthers are looking to are Tiffany Wolf and Elyse Banovic. “Tiffany had a strong last tournament and will hopefully carry into the spring,” Williams said. “Elyse always gives it her all and she is starting to put all the pieces together so I think she could be a someone to look out for.” The Panther men ended last season with the Chicago State Cougar Fall Classic finishing a season best sixth place out of 11 teams.


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The Eastern baseball team practiced on hitting more ground balls and line drives this week in preparation for its Ohio Valley Conference opener against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The large dimensions at the Simmons Baseball Complex in Edwardsville made coach Jim Schmitz change his team’s approach at the plate for the three-game series beginning Friday. “Edwardsville has a pretty big yard and if the wind does blow in, (the field) is going to play really big,” Schmitz said. “We have to hit more ground balls and line drives.” In Eastern’s 8-3 loss against Vanderbilt on Tuesday, the team flied out 11 times and struck out six times. Schmitz said he wants the Panther hitters to lower the amount of what he calls “free outs” and to play within

their strengths. Eastern had its biggest output on offense against Auburn, scoring 20 runs in three games, including 11 runs in the Panthers only win of the series, but Schmitz said the team was still hitting too many fly balls. “In batting practice inside and outside, one day in Auburn, there were way too many fly balls,” he said. “We’re a team that can put the ball in play and not a team that is going to sit back and hit a lot of home runs this year.” The Panthers have one home run this year, from red-shirt freshman Demetre Taylor, which came in the team’s first game of the year in a 4-3 loss against Texas Southern. Edwardsville is 2-7, and has lost five of its last six games. Despite the sloth-like start to the season for the Cougars, Schmitz said their pitching would be tough.

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