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email@example.com The Student Government Association is working on a bill to extend the hours of recreation, dining and studying at the University of Memphis. An overwhelming amount of student participants voted “yes” to a recent survey conducted by SGA president Russell Born and senator Addison Piggott. “We wanted to facilitate a voice for the student body to increase hours for recreation, dining and study time,” Born said. SGA officers put surveys on the doors of students’ dorms. The question asked if students would prefer an extension of hours for the Student Recreation and Fitness Center and dining locations, as well as the creation of a 24/7 study area. “Most campus recreation centers are open until midnight. We want to extend our Rec Center’s closing time instead of 10:30 p.m. to midnight,” Born said. About 400 to 500 students were surveyed and the majority voted “yes” to the extension of hours, according to Born. Piggott, who will propose a bill to the student senate asking that the hours of the various locations be extended, will also produce a cost analysis for a 24/7 study center. Chuck Wigington, restaurant district manager for Aramark, said he couldn’t disclose information on the extension of dining hours at this time. Piggott said he will present the bill to administrators in three weeks. “The Tech Hub in the University Center is great for computers, but the environment is noisy, crowded and hot,” Piggott said. According to Piggott, he wants the first two floors of the Ned R. McWherter Library to stay open. Born hopes that administrators will look over the bill and give it a test drive for the upcoming semester. The SGA has proposed bills in the recent past asking for the permanent extension of hours at dining venues and study places, but has had little luck with the administration approving the requests. n
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How many students would run a marathon on Sunday and take an eighthour bus ride back to school for class on Monday? Senior Jennifer Payne ran in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon that began Sunday at 8 a.m. She spent about five hours running and got on a Greyhound bus headed back to Memphis that night. Payne arrived at 7 a.m. and made it to school for her 10:20 a.m. class. “Honestly, I missed a week and a half of school in September for an international trip, so I was just nervous about missing more school,” Payne said. She is enrolled in four classes that total 12 hours of class a week. Payne said to train she does “little runs” before or after class, which are usually between three and eight miles, and a “long run” on Saturday mornings, which can be up to 20 miles. Payne also works about 10 nights a month from midnight to 8 a.m. for the Memphis Rape Crisis Center. She said she is “on call,” so the nights could fall anywhere in the month. “I’m tired sometimes, but I know that if I worked or ran or went to class that I did something productive,” Payne said. Thursday marked the beginning of the “Break Free” campaign that financially supports the International Justice
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UM Alumus to be featured on Maury
UT Pike member attempts to clear name, plans legal action
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firstname.lastname@example.org Marcus Matthews, you are not the father. Maury Povich may not be saying those words when he sits down today with Matthews, a University of Memphis alumnus and director of the regional newspaper The Teen Appeal, but the two will discuss Matthew’s story that concluded just that. Matthews, 32, is filming for the Maury Show in Connecticut today. When Matthews emailed the trailer of his documentary, “I Am Not the Father,” based on his book of narratives from men who were falsely
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accused of being a child’s father, to Povich’s public relations team, he got a response within 24 hours. The Maury episode, airing in November, will feature Matthews as a special guest. “I’ll be featured in a segment where we discuss my story, my book and my film,” Matthews said. When Matthews was 17 years old and a senior in high school, he was accused of impregnating his then girlfriend. After taking a DNA test in his freshman semester of college, however, he learned differently.
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Monday the lights were turned off and the locks were changed at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, but the allegations of “butt chugging” remained. Pike members had until 5 p.m. Sunday to vacate the property after last month’s infamous “black out party” involving an alleged alcohol enema led to the suspension of UT’s Pike chapter and the closing of its fraternity house. On Oct. 2, Alexander “Xander” Tiger Babble Opinion Campus Life
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Broughton — the fraternity member who has faced national scrutiny since waking up at the hospital with a blood-alcohol level of nearly 0.45 percent — held an on-campus press conference to deny any such claims of having participated in an alcohol enema. Broughton and his attorney Daniel McGehee of Knoxville, surrounded by nearly 60 UT Pike members, addressed multiple media outlets from the Knoxville area. Broughton made his first public appearance, denied the
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Win deeper than final score
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Senior quarterback Jacob Karam leads the band in the fight song after Saturday’s win over Rice Univerity.
By Bryan Heater
firstname.lastname@example.org It was a cold, dark and rainy Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, but by the end of the game it Heater seemed like a ray of light was shining down on the Tigers. When the Rice University Owls returned a fumble for a touchdown on Memphis’ first play from scrimmage, a sense of “Here we go again” showed on the faces of many players and fans. With the
Tigers trailing at the half 10-0 and the offense struggling to get a drive going, much of the 17,831 people in attendance made their way to the parking lot. It seemed like a repeat of the team’s first four games, when the Tigers kept it close at the beginning only to bow out at the end. But coming out of the locker room this time, Memphis displayed heart and the will to win. The defense kept Rice unbalanced. The offense found its rhythm as it opened holes for the running backs and made quick, efficient decisions through the air. Special teams continued to pin the ball deep in the Owls’ territory. At last, everything was falling into place. After the defense made its final
stop and held the Owls, a team that came in averaging 445 yards and 30 points, to 221 yards of total offense and three points, the moment began to sink in. As the offense lined up in a victory formation to kneel the ball, players and fans alike watched as the final seconds ticked off the clock. It seemed like a dream, but the scoreboard read Memphis 14, Rice 10, confirming the reality. The team’s countless hours on the practice field had finally paid off. The fans that remained in the stands after the downpour stood up, cheered and embraced each other when the moment they had been waiting for finally arrived. The players jumped up and down, yelling and high-fiving one another as if they had won
the national championship. Head coach Justin Fuente’s trophy came in the form of a Gatorade shower. It was a beautiful scene to watch as I sat back in the press box as other media members filed out for the post-game press conference. To many, this kind of celebration after beating a mediocre team seems ridiculous. To players and fans that have endured the last few seasons, the reaction to the victory was far from ridiculous — it was deserved. The final score was deeper than just numbers. It gave newfound hope — hope that the Tigers are learning what it takes to win, hope that Fuente will be the savior this program needs and hope that there is a bright future for Tiger football. n
uuRace Continued from page 1 Mission. According to its website, the organization is a “human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.” Payne said she chose to run to raise money for the IJM because she is familiar with the organization and said “their work is incredibly effective.” “I think that working for justice is an incredible cause, and I feel like that’s what they do best,” Payne said. She began running about a year ago and thought that by fundraising for the IJM, she “could run for a much better reason than just staying healthy.” Payne has raised $105 since her campaign started, and her goal was $100. She said the campaign will continue through the end of December when she finishes her runs for the year. She has three more runs scheduled. Janell O’Leary is Payne’s running partner. They met years ago at Central Church in Collierville, Tenn., where Payne was in a youth group and O’Leary worked for the youth department. O’Leary said they started running together about two years ago when Payne asked her to help train for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital half-marathon. “The rest is history,” O’Leary said. She accompanied Payne in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and will run with her Dec. 1 in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon. “I’m super proud of her and all of her accomplishments,” O’Leary said. “I’m honored to run with her.” This weekend Payne will be running with four girls from her community, ages 14 to 17, in a 5K marathon called the Color Run. She raised money from local runners and residents to pay for the girls to run in the race to help them get “a chance to see that exercising can be fun.” Anyone who wants to learn more about Payne’s campaign can visit the website ijmfreedommaker. org/campaign/545/Break-Free. n
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Chinese calligraphy demo Wednesday By Samantha Esgro
email@example.com Chinese calligraphy has been described by historians as both an art form and a piece of historical culture. Students and faculty interested in this form of expression can attend a presentation about Chinese calligraphy Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis. This is the last of two sessions by Dr. Ma Zheng, renowned Chinese calligrapher. Zheng is no stranger to the U of M. He first lectured at the CIUM in September on a brief history of Chinese calligraphy. According to the director of the Confucius Institute, Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, there are many important reasons to attend this presentation. “Besides promoting the Chinese language, through the lecture series students will learn about the culture,” he said. This presentation is not exclusive to those interested in history, however. Kung described Zheng’s calligraphy as “very pretty, like artwork.” Kung expressed his hope that the cultural events at the CIUM “will help the economic development in Tennessee.” Zheng’s presentation will focus on calligraphy and its evolution throughout different dynasties, including a demonstration. “It will be very historical and interesting,” Kung said. n
uuMaury Continued from page 1 When Matthews released the book “I Am Not the Father” in August of 2010 he mentioned that it “isn’t the Maury show.” He is impressed that representatives from the show have reached out to him. “I’m flattered,” he said. The Maury Show, which has about 3.3 million viewers daily, is a step in the right direction for Matthews.
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Ma Zheng will demonstrate the art of Chinese calligraphy in the Confucius Institute, located in Wilder Tower on Wednesday. The demonstration will show the evolution of the writing from dynasty to dynasty.
“That’s a large audience who will get to hear more about paternity than they get to hear on a daily basis. It’s an excellent platform for me to be able to share my story and help families deal with those issues that come along with paternity,” he said. What Matthews is most looking forward to about going on the Maury Show is the experience. “It’s a great experience for me to share with other young writers, journalists and kids who grew up in
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neighborhoods like mine. They can see firsthand that you can come from nowhere and have your story told on the biggest stage of America,” he said. As for after the show and documentary, Matthews’ plans are up in the air.
“That’s so very difficult to forecast because I’m about to be exposed to so many different people who will want to work with me or develop projects I’m working on,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of help from people, but the large bulk has been me,”
Matthews said. With the Maury Show exposure, Matthews said he is looking forward to having people do tasks for him so he can get back to being a person of ideas and “have more opportunities to do more good work.” n
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The word “gospel” is actually a transliteration of the Greek euangelion, which means “good news.” The ancient Greeks often used it in the technical sense of “good news concerning victory in battle.” When the city-states went to war, the populace who waited at home were extremely anxious to hear news from the battlefront. If the battle were lost the women would be used in any way the conquerors desired, the old men would be killed, and the children would be removed from their homes and enslaved. You can imagine the intense joy that would fill the city if the messenger returned with the glad shout, “Rejoice, we have conquered!” The glorious victory would have saved the people from a dreadful future. They had every reason to rejoice. There is a much more horrible future, however, which will be the lot of those who die in their sins and must face the intense wrath of the Holy God. Speaking of those whose sins have not been atoned for by the Lord Jesus Christ, Jude says they are “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.” It is impossible for sinful human beings to atone for their own sins. There is good news, however. Jesus Christ came as a mighty warrior, defeated Satan and atoned for all the sins of all His children. Did he do this for you? There are some ways to find out. We will examine them next time. Are you anxiously waiting for the good news?
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Affirmative action challenged By Michael Doyle MCT
WASHINGTON — Abigail Noel Fisher lost her shot at attending the University of Texas as an undergraduate, but she appears to have a good chance at changing college admissions nationwide. In a potential landmark case, the Supreme Court on Wednesday will take up Fisher’s challenge to race-based admissions policies. Because of personnel changes and the passage of time, the conservative-led court could readily scale back what kind of affirmative action can be permitted. “I don’t think anyone thinks affirmative action is long for this world,” said Pamela Harris, a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. The hour-long oral argument Wednesday morning tests whether giving minority applicants some competitive advantage violates the 14th Amendment’s requirement that states grant “the equal protection of the laws” to all people. Schools have been struggling with this balance between diversity and equal protection, with different outcomes. The University of Texas, for one, guarantees admission to students from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. For the rest, the school considers race
along with other “special circumstances,” such as socioeconomic status. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, admissions officers consider race a “plus factor” that can help the school achieve what they call a “critical mass of non-white students.” Both North Carolina and Texas schools say their admissions programs help the educational experience and comply with the Constitution. “Diversity improves academic outcomes and better prepares students to become the next generation of leaders in an increasingly diverse society,” attorney Gregory Garre wrote on behalf of the University of Texas. He called race “only one modest factor among many others weighed.” The Supreme Court last addressed affirmative action in college admissions in 2003, with a 5-4 decision upholding the University of Michigan Law School’s use of race as one factor among many. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a Republican appointee, wrote the majority opinion that identified the “educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body,” even as she stressed that “we expect 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary.” The constitutional clock seemed to
The Coalition group shows its support for Senate Bill 185 on the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Sept. 27, 2011. The protest coincided with a bake sale by the Berkeley College Republicans with items priced according to ethnicity to protest affirmative action. speed up with O’Connor’s 2005 retirement and her replacement by Justice Samuel Alito. Alito is more skeptical about race in college admissions. Moreover, Justice Elena Kagan, who replaced affirmative action supporter John Paul Stevens in 2010, has recused herself because of her prior role as the Obama administration’s solicitor general.
“It’s quite likely the University of Texas program will be in big trouble,” predicted attorney and prominent Supreme Court blogger Tom Goldstein. Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy all voted against the Michigan affirmative action plan in 2003. In addition to Alito, the court’s post-2003 members include Chief
Justice John Roberts Jr., who has, likewise, criticized race-based decision-making in other school settings. “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race,” Roberts declared in a 2007 case involving Seattle-area schools.
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AStudents little more conversation look to spread English language in Japan By Arielle Robinson
email@example.com Students looking to spread the English language to Japanese students through conversation may want to strike up a conversation of their own. The University of Memphis’ Japanese Department and the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program will host an information session on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Dunn Hall, room 109. The JET Program aims to recruit current and graduate students to help teach the English language to native students of Japan. During the information session, John Gale, JET Program coordinator at the Consulate-General of Japan Nashville, will interview potential candidates. This opportunity is for all students who want to acquire a paid teaching position, including an all-expensepaid trip to Japan good for three years. “Since 1987, the Japanese have hired over 55,000 young people from
uuPike Continued from page 1 accusations of “butt chugging” and blamed the sensationalism surrounding the alleged event on the media. “The inaccurate reporting this past week has caused me to question institutions most of us accept as truthful,” he said. “I am now concerned some organizations we as students and citizens trust may not have our best interests as one of their primary goals.” McGehee, a Pike alumnus from Southeast Missouri State University, received the Loyalty Award from the national fraternity in 2005 “for his longtime dedication and devotion to Pi Kappa Alpha,” according to the Pike website. “The only reason we are standing here is because the University of Tennessee, its officials, the University of Tennessee Medical Center and especially the University of Tennessee Police Department have provided false, incorrect information,” McGehee said. Broughton said his intent is to clear his name, clear his fraternity’s name and “punish those individuals and institutions for the lies spread around the world.” McGehee said Broughton plans to take legal action based on the details released in the police reports about his medical condition, a violation of federal medical privacy laws, specifically HIPAA — the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
around the world to live and work in Japan through the JET Program,” Gale said. To be eligible, the program requires U.S. citizenship and completion of a bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2013. Positions include Assistant Language Teacher and Coordinator for International Relations. “Few students are not able to take hold of this wonderful opportunity,” said Yuki Matsuda, U of M associate Japanese professor. According to Matsuda, native Japanese students are not taught conversational English. Many cannot engage in real-life conversations. Only grammar and reading are taught during English classes in Japan. The program not only offers a paid teaching position but also an opportunity to hone Japanese language skills. Qualifying participants are required to take part in mandatory training sessions as indicated by the Council of Local Authorities for
International Relations or other relevant organizations during their contract period. After arriving in Japan, program participants can enroll in the Japanese Language Correspondence Course that is offered by CLAIR. These courses are designed to help improve participants’ Japanese skills and promote understanding of Japan by encouraging careers in teaching after participation in the JET Program. New to the Consulate of Japan in Nashville, Gale introduced himself to the U of M through the Japanese Department’s Japan Festival at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Katherine Phillips, a graduate student and alumna of the U of M, taught through the JET Program. “The experience was amazing. I stayed three more years after the teaching contract was up,” Phillips said. For more information on the JET Program, visit us.emb-japan.go.jp/ JET. n
“The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the University Police Department and the University of Tennessee had no right to release any information about him as a student, and whoever did so will be counted some day at this University,” he said. The HIPAA Privacy Rule “protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The UT police reports contain details of the description of “butt chugging” from an unnamed fraternity member as “inserting a tube into the anus and then funneling an alcoholic beverage rectally,” followed by a statement of certainty that another unnamed member had been “butt chugging” at the fraternity house. The reports also refer to Broughton as possibly being “sodomized or sexually assaulted” and reveals that Broughton received a “SANE exam,” or a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner procedure. McGehee addressed that any implications that his client is homosexual are false. “He is a straight man, and he thinks the idea or the concept of ‘butt chugging’ is absolutely repulsive,” he said. Broughton explained in a statement that the injuries to his rectum occurred when he was unconscious and a fraternity member tried to pick him up by his belt. “I was apparently on the floor of the shower and when someone attempted to raise me off the floor, that person used my belt to lift me up which caused my shorts
to be forced into my crotch area at which time I was told I defecated on myself,” he said. McGehee said the term “butt chugging” originated at the hospital when he and UT Pike chapter president George Bock asked Broughton if his rectal injuries were sustained from such an activity. “He looked at me like I’d lost my mind and asked, ‘What is that?’” McGehee said. “That is the first time that he had ever heard of the two words ‘butt chugging,’ which have now become two famous words across the United States and across the world.” n
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Yuki Matsuda is the coordinator of this year’s JET information session. JET is a program that gives students the opportunity to teach English to Japanese students.
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uuAction Continued from page 5 Court watchers suggest Roberts may have further strengthened his hand against affirmative action by his role in June in upholding the Obama administration’s health care law. By this tactical reasoning, Harris of the Georgetown law center said that Roberts “built up some credibility and capital” as an independent thinker that he can now draw upon in another controversial case. The case being heard Wednesday goes back to 2008, when the University of Texas rejected Fisher’s application. Fisher, who is white, had a cumulative 3.59 grade-point average and a combined SAT score of 1180 out of 1600. Because she was not in the top 10 percent of her Steven F. Austin High School class in Sugar Land, Texas, she did not merit automatic acceptance under the university’s admissions program. Fisher graduated from Louisiana State University in May. In Supreme Court lingo, raceconscious policies, like those giving ethnic minorities a college admissions advantage, must be “narrowly tailored” to serve a “compelling state interest.” Both standards must be met. Specific racial quotas, for instance, are not narrowly tailored enough to survive legal challenge, even though racial diversity was deemed a compelling state interest in the court’s 2003 ruling. n
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Tigers to close out nonconference play By Meagan Nichols
email@example.com The University of Memphis men’s soccer team returns to Mike Rose Soccer Complex tonight to take on the University of Central Arkansas. “We didn’t create enough chances in the game last week,” said head coach Richie Grant. “We are going to try and create some more opportunities and test their keeper.” This is the eighth meeting between the Tigers and the UCA Bears (6-4-0). The U of M has a 6-1 record over the Missouri Valley Conference school. Grant said that after last Wednesday’s overtime loss to Missouri State University, the Tigers are looking to close out their last nonconference match of the season with a 3-3-1 record, a decent nonconference segment. “We need to focus more on defending, [but] our attacking is good,” Grant said. The Tigers will begin league play against the University of Tulsa at 7 p.m. Saturday at home. n
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Volleyball team drops matches By Bryan Heater
firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Memphis volleyball team fell twice to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers over the weekend in a home-away series. The Tigers (6-14, 1-5 Conference USA) fought valiantly in Friday’s
match at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Memphis came out swinging in the first set, taking a 1-0 lead in the match with a 25-21 win. The Tigers reeled off two consecutive points with the score notched at 19-19. Senior Marija Jovanovic killed the ball out of the timeout to increase the lead to 22-19. A few plays later, junior Viktorija Teivane aced the serve to take the set for
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the Tigers. UAB won the next two sets handily by scores of 25-17 and 25-15. Memphis fought back to take the fourth set 25-16. A 20-11 Tiger lead in the third set was too much for the Blazers to overcome as Memphis evened the match at 2-2 to force a decisive fifth set. With the Tigers holding a 7-6 lead in the final set, the Blazers went on a run, scoring six of the next seven points to take a 12-8 advantage. Memphis could not recover out of a timeout, dropping the final set 15-11 and the match by 3-2. The teams then traveled to Birmingham for the second of two matches on Sunday. After the Blazers snatched the first set 25-19, Memphis evened the match at 1-1. UAB held a 20-18 lead late in the second set before senior Altrese Hawkins killed the ball and sophomore Lauren Hawkins served up an ace to even the score at 20-20. The teams traded points to bring the score to 24-24. The Tigers then took the set with a kill by senior Maja Kostic and an ace by Jovanovic. The Tigers’ luck ran out in the next two sets as the Blazers won the match 3-1 with a 25-12 win in the third set and a 25-19 victory in the fourth. Memphis hosts the University of Central Florida on Friday and the University of Southern Mississippi on Saturday. Both games are set to start at 7 p.m. n
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Rifle team misses the mark
By Meagan Nichols
email@example.com The University of Memphis rifle team shot its way to a third place finish Saturday and Sunday at the Tiger Open. The Tigers took on the University of Mississippi, the University of Tennessee at Martin and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “I’m okay with it – not happy, but okay,” said head coach Butch Woolbright. “We had some problems, but we got them taken care of.” UT-Martin clinched the title with a score of 4601, followed by Ole Miss with 4600 and the U of M with 4597 points. Memphis had the top team performance in the air rifle results but fell short on the day overall. Junior All-American Dan Hermsmeier clinched his second individual Tiger Open smallbore title and walked away from the air rifle with a second place finish. He was two points shy of the winning score. Hermsmeier improved his smallbore score from 581 to 582. “Dan was his good solid self as usual,” Woolbright said. Sophomore Max Burkhardt and senior Kelly Audet secured top 10 finishes in both the smallbore and air rifle. The team should have scored a little higher, but the team is about where it was last year at this time, Woolbright said. “Smallbore just really had some freshman mistakes that were made, but I think things will start coming together pretty soon,” he said. Sophomore Maya Arredondo couldn’t compete due to a shoulder injury, so getting her back in the range will help the team, Woolbright said. The Tigers travel to West Point, N.Y., to face off against the Army and No.1 ranked West Virginia University on Monday. The West Point range uses electronic targets, which should translate to higher scores, according to Woolbright. “The competition will be tough, but the team is looking forward to the chance to compete against the best.” n
Tigers lose first conference game in two years By Bryan Heater
firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Memphis women’s soccer team dropped a match 2-1 to the University of Texas-El Paso Miners in 2010. The loss sparked a 30-game winning streak against the Conference USA foe, but that streak ended with a 4-1 loss Sunday at El Paso. The Miners sent a message to the class of C-USA early. Just two minutes into the match, UTEP’s Tess Hall attempted the first shot on goal, but freshman goalkeeper Christa Strickland made the save. UTEP missed another opportunity to grab the lead off a corner kick. Hall served the corner to teammate Tayler O’Hayre, but her shot flew wide of the net. UTEP continued to stay on the attack. In the 41st minute, freshman midfielder-forward Diamond Simpson received a yellow card, setting Hall up for another chance to tally the match’s first goal. Strickland made another crucial save by tipping the ball over the goal. By the end of the first half, the Miners had outshot the Tigers 7-4 and held a 3-0 advantage in shots on goal. After a scoreless first half, the Miners got on the board in the 51st minute. Hall played a corner kick to Tori Martyn in the box, who then headed the ball in for a 1-0 lead. Seven minutes later, the tandem converted on another corner kick to give the Miners a 2-0 lead. Thirty seconds later, junior midfielder-forward Christabel Oduro put away a mishandled ball by the Miner’s goalkeeper to cut UTEP’s lead to 2-1. The Miners pulled back ahead by two goals in the 65th minute. Jade Babcock fired a shot that was blocked by Strickland, but Hall, who was all over the field, was there for the put back to give UTEP a 3-1 lead. The Miners closed out the game with a fourth goal in the 81st minute to upset Memphis 4-1. “I am extremely disappointed, but
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Sophomore forward-midfielder Kylie Davis looks to pass the ball to a teammate in a recent match. credit to UTEP because they wanted it more than us today,” head coach Brooks Monaghan said. “We didn’t deserve to win today, and UTEP turned it to a physical game. We let them dictate the style of play and that was a direct game. We don’t play well when we let teams dictate the game. We had a few opportunities and we have to bury those, but
today Memphis soccer didn’t deserve to win. We just got beat.” Oduro’s goal in the 58th minute gave her 30 goals for her career, making her the fourth player in the program’s history to achieve that feat. For the game, the Miners outshot the Tigers 17-11 and owned a 9-3 advantage in shots on goal.
Memphis returns home on Thursday to take on the Rice University Owls at 7 p.m. The game was chosen as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Game of the Week. The Tigers will also host the University of Houston Cougars for senior day on Sunday at 1 p.m. n
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