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For young adults in today’s society, choosing where they will continue their education, whether after high school or junior college, isn’t as easy as it was a decade ago. In the current economy, Americans are going a long way to stretch a dollar, which includes making smarter choices when it comes to selecting a college. For those residing in Mississippi, especially those within convenient distance of Oxford, choosing the University of Mississippi is an easy choice to make. However, what does this do for out of state and International students who dream of pursuing their education in the land of “Hotty Toddy”? According to the Institutional Research Department at the University of Mississippi, there were 11,948 Undergraduate students enrolled at the Oxford campus during the fall semester of 2009. Of those, 4,350 were out-of-state students. That’s just over 36%, and these figures increase every year.
In the fall of 2006, the United States Department of Education reported that 82% of college freshmen in Mississippi were Mississippi residents who continued their education in-state. The Department of Education also states that most Mississippi students choose to attend college in-state. The 22% who go out of state are often “top students” with special academic or even athletic scholarships. However, this is not always true. So, what factors do students consider when choosing a college? Students base their college decisions on a number of factors; the first one being quite obvious and possibly the most important: their financial situation. Many grant and scholarship opportunities exist, from academic excellence and ACT score awards, to private donor awards according to QuintCareers.com, a career advice site. The more money students are awarded at a particular school, the more likely they are to enroll. This is a direct linked to what is probably the second most influential factor: the geo-
Recent Phishing Scam targets Northeast Mississippians BY LANCE INGRAM News Editor
Northeast Mississippians are the targets in a recent phishing scam. Attorney General Jim Hood warned in a press release of the scam that has consumers receiving suspicious phone calls where they are advised that their bank cards have been deactivated, frozen, or are being transferred to another company and are then prompted to enter their account number. “This is a common scam that our office sees on a regular basis,” Hood said in the press release. “Scam artists use emerging technology to prey on consumers. When these scam artists use the name of the consumer’s financial institution, it makes the request even more believable. But it is important to remember that a legitimate financial institution will never call, text or email you to ask for your information.” Phishing is the term used for computer-related scams that use e-mail, pop-up messages or
cell phone text messages to deceive the consumer into revealing their credit card numbers, bank or credit union account numbers, social security numbers, passwords or other personal information, according to the press release. Often the scammers impersonate legitimate credit card companies, credit unions, banks and other financial institutions with hopes consumers will fall for the scam and provide personal information and account numbers. The Attorney General’s office has provided the following tips to avoid becoming a victim of phishing scams: *Never reply to an e-mail, pop-up, telephone or text message that asks for personal or financial information. Legitimate companies WILL NOT ask for this information. *Always contact the organization using a telephone number you know to be correct if you are concerned about your See SCAM, PAGE 4
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OLE MISS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CAMP Individual Camp June 9-11 Ages 8 to high-school seniors Price: overnight $250 | commuter $200 Registration: June 9, Tad Smith Coliseum, 8-10 a.m.
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Ole Miss’ Individual Camp focuses on improving fundamentals and is designed for the development of each player regardless of size, age, ability or prior experience. Campers are divided by age and skill level and participate daily in skill stations, league play and skill competitions. Camp cost covers instruction, facilities, meals, secondary camp insurance and lodging, if applicable. Each camper receives a camp Tshirt. Camp ends June 24 at noon. All campers are encouraged to sign up for the annual Talent Show. Be sure to bring your costumes and props to camp!
graphic locations of possible college choices. It’s no surprise that students who attend college in their home state pay cheaper tuition fees, where out-of-state tuition is nearly doubled at many universities. Therefore, staying relatively close to home may save money in more than one way when estimating the cost of other necessities. However, applying to a school out of state, whether it still be relatively close to home or
across the country, can oftentimes be easier and even more rewarding than applying to one in-state according to Buzzle. com, a research-based web portal. For example, if a Mississippi student is applying to a school in California, that student’s application will stand out to admittance committees and that student may qualify for more scholarships than an in-state resident applying to the same school.
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OXFORD ENDURANCE WEEKEND REGISTRATIONS START SOON
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Registration for the Oxford Endurance Weekend, the city’s first biking and triathlon weekend, begins early next week. The exact date for registration opening depends on when the events are registered with the United States Cycling Organization and the USA Triathlon but organizers are hoping the webpage will be active Monday for participants to register said Tim Akers, Oxford city planner. The city of Oxford has partnered with Memphis-based Start2Finish to put on the event. Start2Finish is coordinating participant registration and registration of the events with US Cycling and USA Triathlon, Jeff Wells, of the Oxford Park Commission, said. “We’re hoping it will bring in a different type of tourist to Oxford, a biking/triathlon tourist,” Wells said. “The bike/triathlon tourist is different from the tourist we get from Double Decker, Oxford Film Fest, or the football crowd.” “We’re also hoping it will bring in people during a down time for
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the city, a majority of the students aren’t back (in August), and there’s not a lot going on so it will be a kickoff for the fall and a boost for city tourism,” Wells said. Endurance Weekend begins August 13 with the Rowan Oak 5K at 6 p.m. and costs $20 to register. Saturday, August 14th is the TriOxford Triathlon, Plano Classic and Race of Truth bike races. The See ENDURANCE, PAGE 4
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Barely mediocre? Please. Your argument about the Beatles influencing so many artists is only strengthened by the Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber and emo kids? I agree that emo kids are mind-shatteringly annoying, but is that the best you can come up with? Just consider many world famous and popular bands: Radiohead, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, U2, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Queen. All influenced by the Beatles. Take a minute. Google them if you must. I would also think many of the other artists of the 1960s who you are so keen to bring up might disagree with you. Why don’t you ask Eric Clapton? What about Jimi Hendrix who covered a few Beatles songs? What about Joe Cocker, whose first album was called With a Little Help from
My Friends? What about Keith Moon of the Who? Ever heard of those guys? Next, Ringo Starr being the history’s worst drummer? Hardly. I will be the first to tell you he’s not the best drummer who ever lived. Just look at Rick Allen (the one armed drummer from Def Leppard). However, just listen to “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, or “Helter Skelter” to see Ringo can hold his own on the drums. I believe worst drummer in History is held for Meg White of the White Stripes. You bring up drug use for “I am the Walrus”? I’ll definitely give you that one, but it’s a song primarily written by John Lennon, the group’s most avid drug user. Lennon can also be credited for being the primary composer of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”. While it annoys me that people generally
only bring up Beatles “staple” songs, how about we bring up some other Beatles songs for a change that I would consider some of their best (mostly written by George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and hey there’s one for Ringo). Try “Here Comes the Sun”, “Octopus’s Garden”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “I Me Mine”, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club/With a Little Help from My Friends” and one of my personal favorites “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”. Why don’t you try actually researching a topic if you’re unsure about something before just spouting baseless uninformed opinions? Daniel Cothren Senior Art Major
Make the mascot count
JACOB FULLER Columnist
Let me start by saying, with a faint hint of a tear forming behind my eye— goodbye, Colonel Reb. It was fun while it lasted, but it’s time we move on. As hard of a pill as it may be to swallow, and believe that I’m having to force it down too, a new mascot is the right move for Ole Miss from any angle you look at it. It was not easy saying goodbye to our old Colonel, but if having him on the sidelines holds our university back in any way, he has to go. Since his departure, our football team has reached levels of success not seen in Oxford since the team was integrated, including back-to-back nine-win seasons and a 10-win season in the first year of his absence. There is no question our school has received previously unimagined positive media coverage since the Colonel’s leave. From Greg Hardy, Jevan Snead and Daverin Geralds, and Houston Nutt all dawning the cover of Sports Illustrated in less than a year
to Barack Obama and John McCain squaring off in the Ford Center, the move away from our racially charged past has without a doubt been a good one. Now it’s time to choose a replacement. This is not a choice to be taken too lightly, but let’s not kid ourselves; it’s a grown man (or woman) in a mascot costume we’re talking about. Whatever the choice, let’s not result to pitch forks and torches, please. The fact that we had to endure seven years of being the school with no mascot is bad enough. Add the Ed Orgeron debacle on top of that, and the memories alone will bring any faithful Rebel to the verge of tears, vomit or bloodshed. Now, I pray, the days of watching other teams’ mascots taunt us while we have no one to back us up are over. By putting this decision off for so long, our administration has allowed those who try so desperately to hang on to the past, as though that can actually lead anyone any-
where, to pass out stickers and start websites and foundations in the name of a man in a costume. A man in a costume that they believe represents some ideal that they cannot or will not represent themselves. It’s funny how so many men dressed almost identically think a sticker stating their support for a costumed cheerleader makes them a true Rebel. A true Rebel fights against the current, he doesn’t flow with it. He speaks out against tyranny and injustice and does so to move into a new future, not to further secure the foothold yesterday’s inequities have in tomorrow’s decisions. So when you choose your new mascot, Rebel Nation, do so with eyes, hearts and minds open to what can become of this university. We have taken gigantic strides in the past 10 years; let’s take even bigger ones in the next 10. Let’s try to become The University of Mississippi Rebels and find a face that can represent all of us.
EMILY CEGIELSKI Columnist
It’s an awkward relationship, but it works. So, why am I urged every day to “Come again!”? It’s a premeditated goodbye that this teller gives everyone. With each passing day, I’m tempted to look at this sweet lady in the eyes and shout “No! I’m taking my business to Trustmark. Hasta la vista, baby!” But today, my bank experience really had me thinking: we all do it. We all decide beforehand what we are going to say before we say it. When I’m at work, I answer the phone “The ReView, this is Emily,” when I’m at home “Hello!,” and when I feel like screwing
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with my mom’s mind, “Pizza Hut, Courtney speaking.” Phone calls aside, I’m sure you’ve all slipped before while speaking. You’ve said “You too!” to the cashier who says “Come back to see us,” or you’ve said some strange “half-word” when you were going to say something but switched mid-word. My favorite example is in “Mean Girls.” Half of you already know what I’m talking about. Lindsay Lohan’s character says “grool” when she gets “great” and “cool” mixed up. I think “grool” is a great word. It’s something original.
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JON MOSBY Columnist
It’s the worst environmental disaster in American history. Take that in for a moment. In late May, the BP oil spill was gushing at a rate of 12,000 to 25,000 barrels a day from 5,000 feet below the surface of the ocean, making it far worse than the Exxon Valdez spill that consisted of 250,000 barrels of oil into Prince Williams Bay in Alaska in 1989. Tuesday, Adm. Thad Allen, the U.S. commander in charge of the response to the spill, said that a containment cap installed by BP is capturing about 14,000 barrels of oil a day. Do the math: if there’s up to 25,000 barrels of oil gushing per day and only 14,000 barrels are being captured, that means up to 11, 000 barrels of oil are being allowed to wreak havoc on the Gulf every day. It took several attempts to fix the problem, such as the “top hat” and “top kill” methods, before we arrived at the hit-or-miss containment cap. It’s clear that BP is out of ideas and its CEO, Tony Hayward, has shown nothing but disdain for the Gulf Coast, its sea life, marshes, fishers, and beaches. So, why not give James Cameron, the director behind movies like “Avatar” and “Titanic,” a shot at fixing the problem on the Gulf Coast?
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It’s unique. I’ve recently been getting sick of canned greetings and expressions. In all honesty, I’ve known this lady since I was six. Can she come up with something a little more personal than “Come again!”? Or maybe just something that makes sense, such as “Bye!” It’s as if we’ve become so infatuated with efficiency and progression that people are turning themselves into robots. If it’s easy and convenient that must be the only way to go. I think that is why I am so against gift cards. I absolutely hate giving them unless someone specifically asks for one and even then, it hurts my soul. I feel like I could have come up with a more heartfelt gift. I could have given them a present that meant something.
And before you start calling me a hypocrite, I do not particularly enjoy receiving them either. I’d rather have a homemade photo collage than a $25 gift card to Blockbuster any day, because I know that you cared enough to look through pictures, print them out, cut them out and glue them together. Or maybe you are just cheap. Either way, I like the idea of being from the heart, which is why I’m sick of getting the same greetings and the same goodbyes as everyone else. We all do it. It’s unavoidable, but perhaps if we start changing up some of our hard-wired premeditated actions, such as how we answer a phone, then we can start doing more sincere and unfeigned gestures. That’s why tomorrow if I start feeling frisky, I just might answer the phone “Le Journal de Comte de Jones, Je m’appelle Emily.”
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Cameron is an innovator of the use of the remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) with movies like his well-known “Titanic” and “The Abyss.” Earlier this month, Cameron met with Lisa Jackson, director of the Environmental Protection Agency, for a brainstorming session with other underwater technology experts. Cameron wanted to send in one of his ROVs to assess the damage to determine exactly how he could help. Unfortunately, Adm. Allen felt having another ROV at the sea floor would only cause more problems. Recently, a ROV being used for underwater dispersants bumped into another ROV and caused a tube to become dislodged. The problem of the ROVs is understandable, but when Cameron offered his extensive knowledge and help to BP, he was quickly shot down. How can a foreign corporation that is responsible for an oil spill that has created toxic oil plumes up to 3,600 feet below the sea surface and three miles wide, destroyed the way of life for Gulf Coast fishing families for generations to come and has killed almost 600 birds, 250 sea turtles and 30 other sea animals not take advice or at least listen to anyone considered an expert in the same field? BP execs told Cameron they “had the crisis handled.” After almost two months, it is obvious
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Today, the lady at the bank told me to “Come again!” in a ridiculously cheery voice, as if her persistence was what kept me coming back every day to bring the deposit for my place of employment. Actually, the bank tellers at BancorpSouth and I go way back. When I was a little kid, my dad would send me across the street with a deposit bag to take to the counter; now that I’m all grown up, the same exact thing happens, except I’m getting paid and Dad is now referred to as Boss. And for all of these years that I have been doing this, there have always been the same two bank tellers. They know me; I know them.
CAN JAMES CAMERON SAVE THE GULF?
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BP doesn’t have this crisis handled, nor do they care. Remember, this is the company whose CEO has remarked on the BP oil spill with comments like: “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume,” and “There’s no one who wants this over more than I do. I would like my life back.” Remember, 11 men died when the Deep Horizon oil rig exploded, the initial cause of the oil spill. Can those men get their lives back? At this point, Cameron is the only logical help for this problem. Cameron has built the world’s largest underwater movie set, took a trip underwater to explore a German World War II battleship and filmed the underwater documentary “Ghosts of the Abyss” using mini ROVs. Recently, Cameron has been working in a one-man submersible that will take him to the deepest point in the sea, the Mariana Trench. The last time this point was reached was back in 1960 by the U.S. Navy. And get this: the sequel to “Avatar” is set in the oceans of Cameron’s fictional Pandora. If James Cameron can’t at least help with the disaster in the Gulf, I’m not sure who else can. I know one person who won’t be helping: BP’s do-nothing CEO Tony Hayward.
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blocks communication from unauthorized sources. *Be cautious about opening attachments or downloading files from e-mail you receive, regardless of the sender. If you receive a telephone call or message asking for your personal information, write down the number and report it to the Consumer Protection Division of the Mississippi Attorney Generals Office at (601) 359-4230 or (800) 281-4418.
Triathlon consists of a 300 meter swim, 13 mile bike, and 5K run and costs $65 to register. The Plano Classic is on a 10 mile loop where bikers will complete a number of loops based on their class. The Race of Truth is a timed trial on the 13 mile triathlon route. On Sunday the weekend wraps up with the Courthouse Criterion bike race, a loop course 0.75-1 miles around the East side of the Square where bikers of different classes complete different
numbers of loops, like in the Plano Classic. The bike races all cost $30-35, or participants can chose the Omnium, which is all three races for $80. The coordinators are looking for volunteers to help with tasks such as distributing race packets and manning the courses. Interested persons can contact Wells at (662) 238-2798 or jeff@ oxfordparkcommission. com or Tim Ackers with the Oxford Planning Commission at (662) 232-2305.
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Obama taps Graves for federal appeals post JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James Graves Jr., to a federal appeals post. Graves’ nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was announced Thursday. The 5th Circuit hears appeals from the federal courts in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Obama said in a statement that Graves has shown integrity and commitment to
public service throughout his career. Graves is currently the only black justice on the state Supreme Court, where he’s served since 2001. Before that, he was a Hinds County Circuit Court judge for 10 years. Last fall, 5th Circuit Judge Rhesa Barksdale took senior status. A senior-status judge takes on a reduced role, working part time, but still handles court cases annually.
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BENEFIT CONCERT PLANNED FOR LESBIAN TEEN IN NY HOURS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A benefit concert is planned this month in Woodstock, N.Y., for Constance McMillen, the lesbian teenager who sued her school district over its policy banning same-sex prom dates. Rock singer Ronnie Spector will headline the June 25 concert at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, and all proceeds will go to McMillen’s college
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education fund and the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and AIDS Project. Spector said in a news release that she knows how it feels to grow up as an outsider. McMillen filed suit in March against the Itawamba County School District when a school prom was canceled after she asked to bring her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.
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Rig victim families say Obama, lawmakers will help WASHINGTON (AP) — Family members of the 11 men killed in the Gulf oil rig explosion say they’re satisfied President Barack Obama and lawmakers will help them get just compensation for their loss. Widows, parents and other relatives spoke at a news conference Thursday with senators who want to change ancient
laws that limit their compensation. They met earlier with the president. The family members asked that their loved ones not be forgotten. The father of victim Jason Anderson, Billy Anderson, notes that while wildlife can be saved, the victims of the explosion are gone.
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HOUSTON (AP) — Researchers studying the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico said Thursday that as much as twice the amount of oil than previously thought may have been spewing into the sea since an oil rig exploded nearly two months ago. It is the third — and perhaps not last — time the federal government has had to increase its estimate of how much oil is gushing. The spill — before June 3 when a riser was cut and then a cap put on it — was flowing at daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying, according to U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt, who is coordinating estimates. The estimates are not near complete yet and different scientific teams have come up with different numbers. A new team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute came in with higher estimates than all the others. The Woods Hole estimate, which ranged from 1 million
gallons a day to 2.1 million gallons, was based on calculations of pressure. And if the high end of the Woods Hole estimate is true, that means the oil spill is about to reach the 100 million gallon mark since the April 20 rig explosion that killed 11 workers and triggered the spill. With all sorts of estimates, some even smaller than the amount collected by BP in its containment cap, McNutt said the most credible range at the moment is between 840,000 gallons and 1.68 million gallons. Then in a telephone press conference, she added that it was “maybe a little bit more.” “Our scientific analysis is still a work in progress,” McNutt said. The previous estimates had put the range roughly between half a million and a million gallons a day, perhaps higher. No estimates were given for the amount of oil gushing from the well after the June 3 riser cut, which BP said would increase the flow by about 20 percent. Nor are there estimates since a cap has been put on the pipe, already collecting more than 3 million gallons.
Peter Pinnow will portray Sir John Falstaff in the Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” The play opens tonight.
PHOTO COURTESY Ryan Whittington
BY AMANDA WARD Lifestyles Editor
The Oxford Shakespeare Festival opens its seventh annual season today. It continues the summer theatre tradition by opening with “The Merry Wives of Windsor” tonight at 8 p.m. The play will run through the month of June and the first of July. It will be performed in the Meek Hall Auditorium. The Oxford Shakespeare Festival is a small professional company that performs each summer. During the festival, there are two Shakespeare plays and one musical. This year’s festival features “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “Hamlet,” “Prince of Denmark” and “The King and I,” respectively. This summer’s theme is “A Royal Season.” All three plays have royal characters or characters who have ties to some sort of royalty. Each weekend, the next play will open and run the remainder of the festival. “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is
a Shakespearean comedy with themes of love, jealousy and revenge. It was written in the late 1500s or early 1600s. The main character, Sir John Falstaff, tries the wives of two wealthy men in town. The wives, Mrs. Ford and Mistress Quickly, deceive Falstaff. At the same time, one of their jealous husbands is trying to catch Falstaff in the act of betraying him with his wife. Like any good Shakespearean play, the subplot infuses a love story as well as trickery. According to Sam Damare, who plays the part of Mr. Ford, the characters of Merry Wives are always trying to make fools of one another. He also compared the play to an episode of “I Love Lucy,” with the wives always getting into something and the husbands are always wondering what is going on. Damare said the play is over-thetop and outlandish, a sort of in-your-
face comedy. There will also be a few events associated with the Oxford Shakespeare Festival. A calendar and preview of the two following plays will follow in next Friday’s issue. About the cast: The cast of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” has been rehearsing for the past three weeks. Although the festival is led by the Ole Miss theatre and opera faculty, it is a student-run production. Several of the actors have been hired to play a few of the bigger roles. The cast and production crew of the festival have been balancing more than one play. You may see a lead actor from one play in the chorus line of another. They are all a part of every play in some way. For more about the festival and how to purchase tickets, visit www.shakespeare.olemiss.edu.
TICKET PRICES AND DATES The Merry Wives of Windsor June 11, 12, 18 and July 1 at 8 p.m. June 13, 19, 26 at 2 p.m. Meek Hall Auditorium Adults: $14 Youth (17 & Under) and Seniors: $11 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark June 19, 25, and July 2 at 8 p.m. June 20 at 2 p.m. Ford Center Main Hall Adults: $14 Youth and Seniors: $11 The King and I June 24, 26 at 8 p.m. June 27 at 2 p.m. Ford Center Main Hall Adults: $18 Youth and Seniors: $14
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World Cup Begins Today.
Kirui Qualifies for 3000 Meter Steeplechase Final
BY ERIC BESSON
Ole Miss senior distance runner Barnabas Kirui qualified for the finals of the 3,000 meter steeplechase after posting a time of 8:43.66 Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA Championships from Hayward Field.
The 2010 World Cup, hosted in South Africa, kicks off today with two Group A matches. The first of which will see the host nation play Mexico at 8 a.m. CST, live from Johannesburg. I understand that a large portion of the American culture has an irrational disdain for the sport, but if you can’t get excited for 32 teams and countries playing at the highest level in all of sports, you may not have a pulse. Sure, we don’t get the bonecrushing hits that American football provides, but soccer is the ultimate enduarance sport. Two 45 minute halves with no commercial breaks or other tedious interruptions, and the teams only have three subs each. Seven field players from each side will make runs and battle each other physically for ninety minutes with only a quarterhour pause. And if you don’t believe these players are banging bodies on every header and try-
ing to throw discreet elbows like an NBA center, you are sadly mistaken. Soccer is very much a contact sport. Sure, they flop around the field like beached fish at times, but that is part of the sport’s culture. In America, we praise our athletes when they play with concussions, but soccer stars can help their teams by convulsing on the ground and drawing a yellow card for the opposition. It’s not unlike a defensive lineman who argues for a holding call or Kobe Bryant condescendingly smirking at referees after every foul called on him. Their means for drawing the penalty are different, but their motives are the same - to help their team win. Sure, goals are sometimes few and far between, but does that really determine the entertainment value for any sport? Do we not laud the Boston Celtics for their tough defense? Celebrate shut-outs delivered by
Kirui will compete in the finals and will be in search of his second NCAA title Friday at 8 p.m. (CT) after capturing the crown as a freshman in 2007. Martin Kirui also participated in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and finished with a time of 8:49.71.
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a star pitcher? The great thing about watching a soccer match is the constant action on both the strong and weak sides of the field. Players are running, trying to get free, trying to create passing lanes and trying to close them up. The keepers are keeping a watchful eye over all the action in front of them, for they
ENGLAND V. USA
RUSTENBURG; SATURDAY 1:30 P.M. The last time these two countries played in a World Cup event, the U.S. pulled off a 1-0 upset in 1950. The English were 3-1 to win the World Cup, the United States 500-1. While it wouldn’t be quite the upset this time around, a win on Saturday would be huge for the momentum of the sport in this country. The win would give the Americans a good chance to make it out of the group, and if they can finish first, they may avoid a 2nd round match with Group D’s Germany. The English have many capable strikers, including Wayne Rooney and midfielders Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, so the Americans’ oft-maligned back line will be pressured, but they should receive a boost from Oguchi Onyewu’s return from injury. Bob Bradley said striker Jozy Altidore will be ready for the opener, so the focus falls on to how effective he will be.
ARGENTINA V. NIGERIA
SATURDAY 9 A.M. The simple fact that Diego Maradona will be coaching the team he guided to the 1986 World Cup title and 1990 final is interesting enough, but the eccentric coach is at odds with Lionel Messi, the team’s -and probably world’s- best player. The Aregentines are considered one of the favorites in this year’s edition, and they will face their first test against FIFA ranked No. 21 Nigeria. Although they are expected to not only advance, but win Group B, chemistry concerns could cause them to fall flat.
URUGUAY V. FRANCE
CAPE TOWN;TODAY 1:30 P.M. The second match of the World Cup begins just after today’s lunch hour, and it should be an intriguing contest. Uruguay’s Luis Suarez, who scored 35 goals in 33 league matches with Ajax (Netherlands), will try to beat French keeper Hugo Lloris of Lyon (France). The 2006 runner-up is not without distractions - Franck Ribery is involved in a prostitution scandal - and qualified for the World Cup when striker Thierry Henry used an unpenalized handball to score the winning goal against Ireland in a playoff. France needs to secure at least one point, as both Mexico and Uruguay are talented enough to advance out of the group.
are in constant fear of the quick strike. It’s a wonderful game, but it’s a shame most of us don’t know it. Now that my feeble attempt to sway those of you who need to be swayed is out of the way, let’s look at some of the big matches this weekend.
SERBIA V. GHANA
SUNDAY 9 A.M. Serbia and Ghana are likely competing for the same spot behind Germany in Group D, making their opener all the more urgent. Serbia has become somewhat of a media-darling darkhorse to advance deep into the tournament, but a quick start is vital for those dreams to come to fruition. Chelsea’s Michael Essien will not play in the tournament for Ghana after failing to recover from a torn knee ligament in December. Serbia wingers Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow) and Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege) will set the tempo for the Serbians. A C A D E M I C P R O G R E S S R AT E
TWO TEAMS SCORE PERFECT, NO SANCTIONS FOR OLE MISS ATHLETICS BY ERIC BESSON Sports Editor
No University of Mississippi varsity athletic team will face sanctions after the NCAA realeased this year’s Academic Progress Rate (APR), which covered the fouryear period from the 2005-2006 through 2008-2009 school years. Sixteen of the school’s 18 teams scored above the 925 threshold. The football team and basketball team were the only two to
come up shy of the number, posting a 921 and 922 respectively. Because both teams made strong improvements in the 2008-2009 school year - football scored a 957 and basketball a 980 - and because no student-athletes on those teams departed from the university in poor academic standing before their eligibility had run its course, they will not face sanctions for falling short of the number.
Freshman sprinter Mike Granger turned in a time of 10.46 in the 100 meter semifinals, while sophomore Carson Blanks recorded a time of 51.93 in the 400 meter hurdle semifinals. On the women’s side, the 4x100 meter relay team of Lor’Rena De’Jurnett, Kristin Bridges, Jasmine Williams and LaJada Baldwin finished with a time of 45.35. Ole Miss resumes competition in the championships Thursday at 7:15 p.m. when senior Colin Moleton competes in the javelin throw trials and finals. In addition, the women’s 4x400 meter relay team of Sofia HellbergJonsen, Bridges, Baldwin and Sofie Persson will also take part in the semifinals.
Agate (Wednesday) MEN 100 Meter Dash Semifinals Mike Granger - 10.46 400 Meter Hurdle Semifinals Carson Blanks - 51.93 3000 Meter Steeplechase Semifinals Barnabas Kirui - 8:43.66q Martin Kirui - 8:49.71 WOMEN 4x100 Meter Relay Semifinals Ole Miss ‘A’ - 45.35 Baseball
Pomeranz named to Pitcher of the Year short list Junior left-hander Drew Pomeranz continued to pull in accolades on Wednesday when he was named one of 10 semifinalists on the College Baseball Foundation’s Pitcher of the Year Watch List, the organization announced on Wednesday. The award will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 2 as part of a week-long celebration of college baseball put on by the College Baseball Foundation that also includes the induction ceremony for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.