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Homecoming parade brings fun, tradition SETH JONES Reporter

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SIC ‘EM BEARS A group of freshmen wearing their Baylor Line jerseys do a group “Sic ‘em” on the Judge Baylor statue after Freshman Mass Meeting on Oct. 22, 2015. This weekend, alumni, families and students will gather to take part in the homecoming tradition.

Coming Home Alumni, students, families celebrate the Baylor communtiy ISABELLA MASO Reporter It’s time to celebrate the nation’s oldest homecoming once again. Celebrations kicked off Thursday night with Mass Meeting, hosted by Dr. Ryan Richardson, or as students call him, Chapel Ryan. Mass Meeting is a tradition in which first-year students learn about the Immortal Ten, the tragic death of 10 studentathletes in 1927. This year is Richardson’s 15th Baylor homecoming. He said he is most excited for the parade, especially because of all of the cancellations last year due to bad weather. “I think that the parade is a way that students get to express themselves and utilize their creativity that they don’t normally get to utilize, which is pretty great,”

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Richardson said. When asked if he had any essential tips for those who have never experienced a Baylor homecoming, Richardson emphasized the parade. “When it comes to the parade, freshmen need to make sure they get out there early and grab a good spot so they can see the parade,”

Richardson said. The parade, however, is only one highlight of the weekend; another favorite is tonight’s bonfire. The bonfire and Extravaganza will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Fountain Mall. Alumna Hannah Lacamp is a big fan of this ceremony. “The homecoming bonfire is one of the most special

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HOME OF THE BEARS Baylor football fans will gather at McLane Stadium for the homecoming game against Kansas State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

traditions at Baylor,” Lacamp said. “It really kicks off the weekend by bringing alumni, students and families together to celebrate what it means to be a Bear.” Lacamp encourages students to try and attend as many of the activities as possible. “Participate in as many activities during homecoming as you can,” said Lacamp. “Those are the memories and traditions that are going to stick with you for the rest of your life.” As for Lacamp’s weekend highlight, she looks forward to Saturday when the Bears take on the Kansas University Jayhawks at McLane Stadium. “There’s nothing quite like Baylor football. I’m definitely most excited to watch the Bears defeat the Jayhawks,” Lacamp said.

As a part of Baylor’s homecoming celebration, the homecoming parade annually presents a fun and familyfriendly atmosphere for those on and off of Baylor’s campus. The Baylor homecoming parade will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday. The first-ever Baylor homecoming parade was conducted in 1909, and much of the community joined in on the celebration. “From the beginning,” a history of the homecoming parade on the Baylor website reads, “the Baylor Homecoming Parade was a first-class extravaganza of color that featured bands, horse-drawn carriages and wagons, student and civic organizations, and a stream of dignitaries.” The 2016 installment looks to maintain that same level of pride and school spirit but with a more modern look. While Baylor looks to celebrate the homecoming parade tradition, the parade is also a great way for the surrounding communities of Waco to get involved. Silsbee senior Nolan Payton said he sees the parade as an opportunity for the Baylor family to reach out to Waco and to provide a unique setting for family and friends to gather. “[The parade] definitely brings the community together,” Payton said. “The parade is great in the sense that it brings people together and you can be interactive. You get to talk to your family and friends right in the middle of the parade.” The parade has tied Waco and Baylor together since very early in its history. According to wacohistory.org, even since the very first parade, the local community has rallied support for the event, whether that be through small businesses or citizens of Waco and the surrounding area. “Shopkeepers and restaurant owners downtown decorated their storefronts with green and gold and joined the throng lining the streets as the parade passed through downtown,” Brandice Nelson said in an article she wrote entitled Baylor Homecoming Parade on wacohistory.org. Aspen Co., senior and Delta Delta Delta’s head float chair Lindsey Herndon described her excitement for the homecoming parade because of its rich history as well as its ability to bring the community together. “[The parade] is so important to the university, and it’s gone on for so many decades. It’s such a great thing to be able to contribute to,” Herndon said. “It’s a tradition that Waco holds, not only Baylor. Having the parade go through downtown kind of ties everything together.” For more information regarding the parade, visit baylor.edu or download the Baylor University app.

Baylor spirit ignites at extravaganza TALIYAH CLARK Reporter The Baylor spirit will illuminate proudly at 7 p.m. tonight at the annual homecoming bonfire and extravaganza on Fountain Mall. Beginning in 1946, a bonfire was lit each night leading up to the homecoming game to distract the opposing team from stealing the bear mascot. During this time, the Immortal Ten were also honored by the lighting of the eternal flame. The bonfire ceremony will include a pep rally, speeches and other events for students. “The great thing about Baylor’s bonfire is that the lighting of the bonfire and the light in general embodies the Baylor spirit, the one thing that connects Baylor’s past, present and future,” said San Antonio senior Marianna Arana, event chamber member. First-year students are also excited about joining in on the homecoming traditions and their first bonfire. “I’m looking forward to new Baylor traditions and getting hyped up for the game on Saturday,” Bossier City, La., freshman Mary-Kate Feaster said.

Each year, Baylor Chamber of Commerce and the Waco fire marshal come together to make sure the bonfire is safely assembled. Safety barricades will be around the fire, and fire marshals with fire extinguisher will guard the barrier to ensure students stay safe throughout the night. “We want people to be safe and enjoy the bonfire, so always be aware of your surroundings and the boundaries set around the fire,” Arana said. “It’s also important to listen to the instructions of bonfire marshals from Baylor Chamber because they have been trained and are well equipped to protect students during the bonfire.” Each year, students and alumni alike make lasting memories at the bonfire and extravaganza. Fairfield, Conn., junior Myles Olenski recalls the event as one of his most favorite memories. “Baylor bonfire is one of my favorite traditions as a freshman because I had gotten a new camera, and I ended up going with my entire floor, and I got some great shots of my friends and of the giant fire,” Olenski said. “It was a blast.”

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GET LIT Bruiser the Bear leads a “Sic ‘em” cheer at homecoming bonfire and Extravaganza on Oct. 18, 2013. This year’s event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight on Fountain Mall.

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Historical ignorance isn’t OK Thomas Jefferson said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” The lesser-known continuation of that quote reads, “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.” In today’s society, it is easier to be informed of the latest Kardashian scandal, satirical debate or homerun blockbuster than about our Constitution, our government and the history that has shaped our country. It is easier to make conversation about modern fads and celebrity obsessions than about our laws and the reasoning behind their formation. We have grown accustomed to constant entertainment, and as a result, history seems stagnant, boring and unchangeable. Regardless, short attention spans and a lack of interest are not excuses for historical ignorance. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) revealed that, in a 2014 study of more than 29,000 United States eighth-graders, only 18 percent scored at or above the “proficient” level on the U.S. history assessment. Only 27 percent scored “proficient” or above in geography, and only 23 percent in civics. For less

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formal evidence, one only has to search “Politically Challenged” on YouTube to pull up countless examples of interviewers stopping bystanders on the streets to ask them questions about U.S. history, only to receive comically ignorant responses. Americans: Especially in election year, we have a responsibility to be aware of our country’s history. We have a responsibility to care about why the Founding Fathers shaped the Constitution in the way they did and to understand what events preceded the formation of various parts of our governmental structure. Despite the common misconception, history is not obsolete. It has shaped our lives, our elections,

our country, and it matters. British philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke said, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” As we move forward with the upcoming presidential elections, it is more important than ever that we make a conscious effort to be informed listeners. History is a guidebook outlining methods and practices that were successful or failed in the past. It shows us which actions led to improvement and which to degradation, and instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, we should use it as a lens through which to view present-day circumstances. To clarify: we are not advocating that we each must

be intimately familiar with every detail of United States history. Knowing lists of dates, battles and figureheads was only useful to graduate high school. On the contrary, Americans should be familiar with general, essential information such as the different aspects of the Constitution and what freedoms it awards us, the complaints that led to the Declaration of Independence and how it shaped our governmental structure and the base principles the Founding Fathers considered most important when outlining America’s structure. These aspects of our history directly apply to our daily lives, and they are an essential part of the American experience. It is our responsibility to be informed. We need to have a working knowledge of most of the essential elements in our history, not only so that we can safeguard our freedoms and rights, but also so that we do not repeat the mistakes of the past. History is a looking glass that allows us to examine what has worked and has not, what should be upheld and what needs to be changed. By choosing ignorance, by choosing to care more about trivialities and comedy than our history, we are choosing to ignore a vital source for information regarding how we should proceed in the future.

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Open your eyes to American Sign Languge CHANDLER WINSTON Guest Columnist My goal in writing this response to Dr. Richard Duran’s lariat letter on Oct. 3 was to determine the purpose and value of studying a second language at Baylor, examine how that is achieved and determine exactly why or why not American Sign Language meets those requirements. Duran began his argument by saying, “American Sign Language is precisely that – American,” claiming there is “nothing international about American Sign Language.” This is entirely false. ASL is the main sign language used in Canada. It is also used in much of West Africa (Cambridge University). Furthermore, Duran points out the multitude of signed languages worldwide. While this argument is irrelevant, seeing as there is also a multitude of spoken languages worldwide, it also ignores the fact that many of those signed languages are similar, which allows ASL users to be able to facilitate communication, at least to an extent, with multiple different signed languages. Ghanian Sign Language shares over 80% of the same signs as ASL (Cambridge University). Duran’s response goes on to explain the purpose of teaching modern languages and their cultures and why ASL does not fulfill such purposes; however, his supporting arguments prove to be false, yet again. He explains Baylor’s overarching goals to “increase opportunities for students to develop cultural competency for worldwide leadership through foreign language acquisition, study abroad opportunities, and internationally focused research.” One implication here is that ASL students do not have the opportunity to conduct international research. The modern languages and culture department’s mission statement states the department’s goal for “international language-related scholarships (e.g., Fulbright).” Fulbright offers a scholarship that sends deaf studies and ASL students to Italy for the purpose of conducting research. It is a requirement that the student be proficient in ASL (fulbrightonline.org).

Secondly, the modern languages and culture department encourages study abroad experiences. Duran claims studying abroad “is one of the most enriching experiences a student can have.” Multiple universities, such as Rochester and Gallaudet offer ASL-specific study abroad programs at the University of Paris and various other international universities. Another point highly emphasized by Baylor is worldwide service. While ASL students can serve within our borders, they, too, can serve outside our borders. Haiti Deaf Academy is one example of an ASL mission trip in which students can participate and serve, all while using ASL (haitideafacademy. com). Duran claims “this attention to global awareness is not unique to Baylor,” but rather, is shared by “every major institution nationwide.” Yet over 180 universities, with this same global awareness, acknowledge ASL as a foreign language (Gallaudet University). Of the universities who do not accept it, 84% indicated their knowledge of ASL as poor (Sinett), which causes me to question such “global awareness.” The last, and arguably most stressed, emphasis of the modern languages and culture department is cultural exposure and “competency,” which Duran claims ASL is lacking. In his response, he claims deaf individuals do not have their own culture: they are “nonetheless largely American.” Is the argument here that smaller, minority groups do not exist under the overarching American culture? You cannot make the argument that just because a group exists within America, it cannot be considered its own cultural entity. Many Americans identify with smaller cultural groups separate from American culture. In our interview, Duran acknowledged Navajo Indians as having their own culture. Do they not exist within America? So the question then is really matter of defining culture. Duran says culture is “comprised of literature, the arts, perspectives or mentalities, a way of life.” Culture can also be described as “the sum of the distinctive characteristics of a people’s way of life”

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(Lingenfelter). Just as French has its own art and theater, so does ASL. Chuck Baird, a well known and beloved deaf artist, was a notable founder of the De’VIA art movement: an aesthetic of deaf Culture in which visual art conveys a deaf worldview. deaf West is a deaf theater that nurtures the talents of deaf actors, writers, and directors by performing original and classical works simultaneously in ASL and English, sharing the legacy of deaf people’s language and culture. When discussing specific characteristics unique to French culture, Duran gave me an example of how French people stand close together when conversing. deaf culture also has its own rule regarding conversational distance: deaf individuals tend to stand further apart when conversing. In fact, deaf culture, like all world cultures, has its own unique set of rules regarding things such as greetings, leave-taking, sharing of information, and discourse style. Duran told me the goal of the modern languages and culture department is to open our eyes to another world. Refusing to acknowledge the many aspects unique to deaf culture proves a lack of “culture competency,” and I am in turn forced to conclude that their eyes are still closed. Duran concludes his argument by stating, “Forgoing the study of a modern language and its culture risks closing one’s mind to a world of rich diversity that lies beyond our borders.” I would argue that by continuing to close our minds to the unique intercultural experience offered by learning ASL, the real risk is depriving Baylor’s future “global leaders” of a world of rich diversity that lies within our borders. Since Duran himself admitted that ASL is indeed a modern language (and 60 years of linguistic research proves this to be true), and because deaf culture proves to be a culture in every sense of the word, Baylor’s refusal to accept American Sign Language is nothing more than participation in behaviors of institutional oppression. Chandler Winston is a junior communication sciences and disorders student from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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Looking at homecoming from a new student’s view JORDAN SMITH Sports Writer Homecoming is a time to honor the past legacies of Baylor while also looking into the future and seeing what is yet to come to this wonderful university that inevitably is the heart of Waco. I absolutely cannot wait for homecoming events to start. Baylor has been a life-changing experience for me so far, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is definitely an extra spark around campus with this year’s homecoming. One of the reasons is because it is now getting cold again. I love the cold weather. Summer can be over “bearing” sometimes, pun completely intended. I am really excited and looking forward to the tradition and the events that are going on around campus with all of my new friends here at Baylor, especially the football game. One of the events I am really interested to see is the Mass Meeting event for all of the freshman and transfer students. Part of this annual event is something called The Immortal Ten. New Braunfels sophomore Nate Wasserman was a member of the Immortal Ten representation at last year’s homecoming. He enjoyed being able to represent and take part in one of the most important traditions at Baylor University he said. “It was cool to be a part of that and really learn more about the Immortal Ten, and since I was the torch bearer, I got to partake in that full tradition of handing off the torch and representing that legacy,” Wasserman said. The Mass Meeting is an event held every year at Baylor during homecoming week as a remembrance to the 10 players, fans and coaches who died on Jan. 22, 1927. A train collided with their charter bus as the Baylor basketball team was heading to Austin to play against the University of Texas at Austin. Houston freshman Gabrielle Simon recalled a moment that was shared in chapel this week when they were talking about homecoming. It was one of those moments she will never forget as a first-year student. “Today in chapel there was a presenter, and he was talking about how people come home to this community. It’s not just about who you are right now but how you all have something in common,” said Simon. “One of the things he said that stuck with me was the torch being passed on to the seniors now and seniors in the future. That stuck with me because we’ve all kind of shared the same experiences, but we all have different experiences, and this place means so much that people would come back, and we all bond over Baylor.” Homecoming. It’s in the name. It’s a time where the alumni of Baylor comes home and for current and new students to experience how magical Baylor really is. Jordan Smith is a sophomore English major from Cyprus.

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Honoring tradition, paying respects Mass Meeting encourages spirit, unity, remembers Immortal Ten TALIYAH CLARK Reporter Baylor University Chamber of Commerce hosted Mass Meeting Thursday night in the Ferrell Center. Mass Meeting began in 1928 as a memorial service to honor the lives of 10 Baylor students, later called the Immortal Ten, who were killed in a bus-train accident the year before. After World War II, Mass Meeting evolved to not only be a memorial service to the victims in the bus accident, but also an event to promote the Baylor spirit and ideals specifically among new students. Martin’s Mill junior and Chamber of Commerce homecoming chair Cassidy McCoy said she hopes students will take to heart what they heard at Mass Meeting. “I hope that students, especially first-year students, hear the story of the Immortal Ten and have the opportunity to learn what it means to embody the Baylor spirit,” McCoy said. “I also hope that students are motivated to go out and

impact the world in a way that those 10 students never got the chance to.” Many first-year students are excited to experience and learn more about Baylor during homecoming, including Baton Rouge, La., freshman Kayleigh Darbonne. “I’m looking forward to Mass Meeting and learning about Baylor traditions and really becoming a part of the Baylor family,” Darbonne said. Though historically geared toward freshmen, Mass Meeting is open to all who want to learn more about Baylor and its history. “When I was a freshman, Mass Meeting was a very moving event,” Nacogdoches senior Peyton Miller said. “It was cool to learn a little bit more about Baylor and why homecoming is so important, and I think that it’s a great way for students and alumni to connect back to their alma mater.” Following Mass Meeting, helped build the bonfire on Fountain Mall for today’s extravaganza and bonfire.

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COMING TOGETHER Students at Thursday night’s Mass Meeting wait for the ceremony to begin. Mass Meeting is an annual memorial service honoring the Immortal Ten and promoting Baylor spirit and unity among students.

Communication sciences and disorders clinic hosts open house KELSEA WILLENBROCK Reporter

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MEMORABILIA The Mayborn Museum has Baylor memorabilia on display in the Bill Daniel Student Center for students to see how Baylor has changed and to give returning alumni a chance to reminisce.

The communication sciences and disorders clinic is hosting an open house for their alumni today. Alumni of the communication sciences and disorders department will have a lot to take in during the open house and tour of the department’s new facility during homecoming weekend. The communication sciences and disorders open house is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in the lobby of the clinic located in the Cashion building. Refreshments will be provided, as well as a tour of the clinic and academic areas in the newly-renovated building. “We are inviting all of our alumni and people from the community to come in and

see the facility and be able to look at the new things that we are doing,” said Michaela Ritter, interim chair of the communication sciences and disorders department. The communication sciences and disorders departments, since moving into their new building at the start of the school year, has set its sights on expanding their graduate program. The ultimate goal is to create a doctoral program, Ritter said. The communication sciences and disorders has a top-tier ranking among graduate programs in the U.S. News report, according to their website. The Baylor clinic is located on campus and services both the Baylor and Waco community. Alumni will be able to see the expanded clinic and resources that the department now has to help clients.


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Golf tournament tees off for good cause MEGAN RULE Staff Writer

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TEE TIME The Providence Golf Classic will raise money for the Providence Healthcare Network. The event will take place at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today at Cottonwood Creek Gold Course.

The Providence Golf Classic will tee off at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course as a fundraiser for the Providence Healthcare Network. “The main thing that I would emphasize is that I’m most excited about raising money for the people in the community through new medical equipment or just to provide better care,” said Paige Corley, director of the event. The proceeds from the golf tournament, from registration prices and raffle prizes, will benefit the Providence Healthcare Network. The registration fee is $150 per golfer or $600 per team of four golfers. Raffle tickets are one for $20 or three for $50. “Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons ,with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable,” according to the Providence Healthcare website. The golf package includes green fees, cart, golfer gift bag with goodies, breakfast, lunch, snacks, cold beer, non-alcoholic beverages, luxury and general raffle items and contests. The buyer does not need to be present in order to win the luxury raffle items, which includes things like coffee from a local favorite, Pinewood Roasters. “I’m always excited to see things like this in our community. Anything that helps bring awareness or helps nonprofits, I’m excited to see,” said Dylan Washington, owner of Pinewood Roasters. “I’m excited for everyone to go out and have fun for a

good cause.” Washington said this is the first time Pinewood Roasters has donated to this event. When asked what prompted him to donate, he said he just really enjoys donating to things, especially those that are for a good cause and helping those in the community. Washington said he likes to donate before thinking in order to help those locally. The event originated from Providence Volunteer Services, Corley said. The last executive director had told her that this is the oldest golf tournament in Waco, and it’s been going on for a while. Corley began working with the Providence Healthcare Network in February, and this is her first year taking over the golf tournament and organizing it. “We have over 40 volunteers that help to make this a success, so it definitely wouldn’t be possible without them and the committee, so they help a lot,” Corley said. “I want to make sure they’re recognized and appreciated.” Corley said there will be about 170 golfers at the tournament. The money is used to help the hospital and patients of the Providence Healthcare Network. Corley said the foundation will grant out money twice a year in order to buy medical equipment and technology that will ultimately help patients. Money raised from the golf tournament will supply the grant for such equipment. “I’m most excited for the amount of money we were able to raise for the hospital, and ultimately for the patients,” Corley said of the funds raised by golfers already registered. Cottonwood Creek Golf Course is located at 5200 Bagby Ave.

Graduate students participate in Three Minute Thesis competition CLARISSA ANDERSON Reporter The Baylor Graduate Student Association is challenging master’s and doctoral students to present their research in just three minutes during a competition. The third annual Three Minute Thesis competition will occur from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Graduate Research Center Incubator, located in the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. Participants and audience members will learn about research their peers have done in different disciplines while eating free food catered by Zoe’s Kitchen, said Naperville, Ill., graduate student Kevin Singer, academic affairs chair of the Graduate Student Association. “It’s a very fun experience because you get to hear a lot of talks outside of your discipline, and so if you don’t target your talk very well, you can end up overshooting and talking too specifically to people who are not in your discipline,” said Elias Oziolor, a graduate student from Razgrad, Bulgaria, and first-place winner of Baylor’s first Three Minute Thesis competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to three master’s students and three doctoral students. The amounts will be $50, $100 and $300 for the first, second and third prize winners, respectively, Singer said. Participants are judged based on whether their presentations are jargonfree and able to inspire an audience that

“When you only have three minutes, so much of how you’re judged comes down to how you are at public speaking.” Lynneth Miller | 2014 Third Place Winner

is not in the same discipline or specialty, Singer said. In addition, they are judged on how engaging the presentation is and how effectively the ideas are communicated. “If you can’t communicate what inspires you about your professional life in academia in three minutes or less, then the result is how are you going to get others, whether that’s a job search committee, a faculty search committee, your colleagues, or even your future students to be excited about it?” Singer said. The competition’s judges include Dr. Larry Lyon, dean of the Baylor Graduate

School, Dr. Kevin Chambliss, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor of journalism, said Singer. The Three Minute Thesis competition was started by the University of Queensland in Australia and has now become an international event with graduate students advancing to later rounds in the competition. Baylor is one of the universities officially registered with the Three Minute Thesis competition, but currently the competition at Baylor is only local due to the logistics of sending top presenters to the next round, Singer said. The Graduate Student Association held workshops earlier in the semester to help participants to effectively prepare for the competition. Singer said workshops included analyzing the presentation of past first place winners, as well as a workshop led by Dr. Christopher Rios, assistant dean for graduate students and faculty sponsor of the Graduate Student Association. The event is limited to graduate students and faculty, Singer said. “When you only have three minutes, so much of how you’re judged comes down to how you are at public speaking. So watching the people who are really good at public speaking and what they did was really helpful in thinking about how to make myself a better public speaker,” said Decatur, Ill., graduate student Lynneth Miller, 2014 third-place winner.

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Date: Oct. 6 at 07:31 a.m. on this date. Location: Quadrangle Apartments located at 1825 S. 5th Street Summary: Baylor officers were dispatched to the above location to speak with a complainant in regard to burglary of a vehicle. The complainant advised her car door was open and a wallet was in the driver’s seat. She advised it appeared that there was only approximately $2.00 in change missing. It is believed the suspect is already in custody. This case remains active pending further investigation. Case Disposition: Active

Date: Oct. 6 at 9:05 p.m. on this date. Location: Dutton Parking Garage located at 1111 S. University Parks Drive Summary: While on routine patrol, Baylor officers noticed two vehicles driving through the area. The driver’s of the vehicles appeared to attempt to leave immediately. Officers made contact with the four occupants of the vehicle who were not affiliated to Baylor. All four were issued criminal trespass warnings from Baylor property for six months. They were released and left the area without incident. Case Disposition: Closed

Case Update Date: Oct. 6 sometime between 07:30PM and 11:00 p.m. on this Oct. 5. Location: Waco Hall located at 624 Speight Ave Summary: A Baylor officer was dispatched to meet with a complainant on a report of theft. Upon arrival the complainant advised that a pink wallet and several miscellaneous keys were missing from her backpack. This case is active pending further investigation. Case Disposition: Case changed from Active to unfounded. The owner was contacted and all of her property had been returned on Oct. 8, nothing was missing.

KELSEA WILLENBROCK Broadcast Intern About 1 percent of the world’s population struggles with some form of stuttering, according to the Stuttering Foundation. That is over 3 million people in the United States alone. A local stutter support group just began its second year meeting together, in hopes of bringing together those with similar struggles. The group is open to anyone affected in some way by stuttering. It could be a parent or a friend of someone who stutters, or the person themselves. The group is available to Baylor students and faculty and anyone in the greater Waco community. Similar groups meet in the Dallas and Austin area, according to Dr. Paul Blanchet, associate professor in the communication sciences and disorders department. “It is for the whole community,” said Morgan Jones, Frisco master’s candidate in the department of communication sciences and disorders. “We have fliers up all over Waco, even in Hewitt. We are trying to get the word out.” In fall 2015, Blanchet started the support group, and they met three times that semester and then three times in the spring. A typical group meeting consists of several games to get the group comfortable talking and interacting with one another, followed by a topic related to stuttering and discussion about how each person deals with it individually. “We have things planned, but we are flexible,” Blanchet said. “Eventually, what I would like to see happen is the group to take on a life of its own.” Blanchet said he hopes to see the group continue to grow and take advantage of the opportunity they have to learn from one another. He said this could manifest as taking trips as a group or meeting on a more regular basis. The number of group members fluctuate as new people join at each meeting. People of all ages and backgrounds take part in the stutter support group, which makes for diverse and interesting conversations. Blanchet said most support groups are geared toward a certain age group or demographic. Blanchet and Jones want their group to be open to whomever wants to join. “It is a comfortable space to speak,” Blanchet said. Even though the stutter support group is still new, a community between regular attenders is already starting to form. “After a while, we all got comfortable with each other, everyone loosened up, we have fun and we have good conversations,” Jones said. “Every time I go, I look forward to it.” The first meeting of the fall semester was at 7 p.m. Thursday in the communication sciences and disorders clinic on the first floor of the Cashion Academic Center. The group plans to meet several more times throughout the school year.

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle Date: Oct. 6 at 07:31 a.m. on this date. Location: Quadrangle Apartments located at 1825 S. 5th Street Summary: While taking a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle report from a complainant, Baylor officers were approached by the subject’s neighbor who advised their vehicle had also been broken into. The new complainant advised her husband’s wallet and some Mongolian money valued in the U.S. at $2.00 or $3.00 had been taken. It was verified that the wallet found from BUDPS Case #16-0982 belonged to this complainant. It is believed the suspect is already in custody. This case remains active pending further investigation. Case Disposition: Active

Extended Territory Burglary of a Motor Vehicle/Evading Arrest Date: Oct. 6 at 03:58 a.m. on this date. Location: Centre Apartments located at 1717 S. 5th Street Summary: Baylor officers were dispatched to a suspicious persons and car alarm call at the above location. Upon arrival, officers located a h/m laying on the ground between two vehicles. The subject attempted to flee but was apprehended. He admitted to burglarizing several vehicles, was arrested and transported to McLennan County Jail. Contact was made with the vehicle owners. Case Disposition: Cleared By Arrest

Theft Date: Oct. 6 sometime between 07:30PM and 11:00 PM on this Oct. 5. Location: Waco Hall located at 624 Speight Ave Summary: A Baylor officer was dispatched to meet with a complainant on a report of theft. Upon arrival the complainant advised that a pink wallet and several miscellaneous keys were missing from her backpack. This case is active pending further investigation. Case Disposition: Active

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Date: Oct. 6 at 09:02 a.m. on this date. Location: 1919 S. 4th Street Summary: Upon receiving the Baylor Area Crime Report from Waco PD, it was discovered that a burglary of a motor vehicle occurred at the above location. Waco handled the call. Case Disposition: Handled by Waco Police

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle Date: Oct. 6 at 10:40 a.m. on this date. Location: 400 Ivy Ave Summary: Upon receiving the Baylor Area Crime Report from Waco PD, it was discovered that a burglary of a motor vehicle occurred at the above location. Waco handled the call. Case Disposition: Handled by Waco Police

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Date: Oct. 6 at 03:58 a.m. on this date. Location: Quadrangle Apartments located at 1825 S. 5th Street Summary: Baylor officers were checking the area for burglarized vehicles due to the apprehension of a suspect at a nearby apartment. Officers located a vehicle with a broken window at the above location. The owner of the vehicle verified her purse had been stolen. The purse was recovered and it was verified that $40 and the owner’s drivers license were missing. Refer to BUDPS Case #16-0979 in regard to arrest of the suspect. Case Disposition: Cleared By Arrest

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize HILLEL ITALIE AND KARL RITTER Associated Press NEW YORK — Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate. In the book world’s equivalent of a Supreme Court ruling, the Nobel judges declared Thursday that Dylan is not just a rock star but a poet of the very highest order. Dylan, 75, becomes the first musician in the 115year history of the Nobel to win the prize in literature. He was honored for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” It is the ultimate ascension for the man who set off a lasting debate over whether lyrics, especially rock lyrics, can be regarded as art. Dylan, who gave the world “Like a Rolling Stone,” ‘’Blowin’ in the Wind” and dozens of other standards, now finds himself on a list that includes Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison and T.S. Eliot, whom Dylan referred to in his epic song “Desolation Row.” “Congratulations to one of my favorite poets, Bob Dylan, on a welldeserved Nobel,” tweeted President Barack Obama, who in 2012 presented the singer-songwriter with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dylan rarely gives interviews, and a representative said the star had no immediate comment. The startling announcement out of Stockholm was met with both euphoria and dismay. Many fans already quote Dylan as if he were Shakespeare, there are entire college courses and scholarly volumes devoted to his songs, and judges work Dylan quotations into their legal opinions all the time, such as “The times they are a-changing” and “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” With this year’s Nobel announcement, many people, especially Americans, weren’t scratching their heads and asking “Who?!” the way they did after hearing the names of such winners as Patrick Modiano and J.M.G. Le Clézio. He is the first American to win the Nobel literature prize since Morrison in 1993, and his award probably hurts the chances of such older American writers as Philip Roth and Don DeLillo, since the Nobel judges try to spread the honors around. Dylan’s life has been a hybrid of popular and literary influences. A native of Duluth, Minnesota, he worshipped Elvis Presley and James Dean as a boy, but also read voraciously and seemed to absorb virtually every style of American music. Dylan is the most unorthodox Nobel literature prize winner since 1997, when the award went to Italian playwright Dario Fo, whose works some say also need to be performed to be fully appreciated. The literature award was the last of this year’s Nobel Prizes to be announced. The six awards will be handed out on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel’s death in 1896.

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WASHINGTON — Some key Republican officeholders and candidates reaffirmed their support for Donald Trump Thursday despite new allegations from women that he groped and assaulted them. The Republicans argued that Trump would still be better on key issues like energy and the Supreme Court than Democrat Hillary Clinton. “Asked and answered like 10 times in the last week and the answer’s still the same,” said Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who is running for re-election, when pressed by reporters about Trump. “As long as the choice is Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ... Hillary Clinton will not change the Obamacare disaster, the

out of control regulators or our terrible foreign policy. I think with a Republican Congress, that he may be able to do that.” In the wake of last Friday’s disclosure of the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape of Trump talking about kissing and grabbing women, some big-name Republicans withdrew their support, including Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rob Portman of Ohio, all of whom are up for re-election. But at least publicly, no one else appeared to be jumping ship on Thursday, perhaps because of the fury of GOP base voters, goaded by Trump himself, over the original defectors. A few of the original defectors subsequently got back on board, including Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, a member of the Senate’s GOP leadership.


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PIGSKIN GOES BIG Baylor fraternities, sororities and organizations that qualified in the top-8 at All-University Sing return for their Pigskin performance 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. today in Waco Hall. Homecoming provides the opportunity for students’ families, Baylor alumni and the Waco community to sit back, relax and enjoy the seven-minute long performances.

Pigskin has returned again CLARISSA ANDERSON Reporter It’s the time of the year again for Pigskin Revue, one of Baylor’s major homecoming traditions. The first performance was at 7 p.m. Thursday, and the next showtimes will be at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at Waco Hall. today and at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets were sold out almost as soon as they were made available during the summer. “Our coordinator for ticket operations said that one of the shows sold out in four minutes, so it’s definitely something that people love and enjoy and cherish,” said Chelsey Art, Orange graduate apprentice for

student productions. Pigskin Revue is a showcase of the top eight Broadway-style acts chosen from All-University Sing during the Spring semester. Sing acts last seven minutes and are created by Baylor sororities and fraternities, as well as Sing Alliance, an organization created to give all students an opportunity to participate in Sing. Because Pigskin only includes the top eight acts, organizations try to make an impression during Sing so that they can be counted as one of the best. “Pigskin Revue was established in 1958, by Marie Mathis, director of the Student Union Building, who also founded All-University Sing,” The baylor homecoming section at Baylor. edu states.

The student organizations performing in Pigskin are Pi Beta Phi (1st place), Kappa Omega Tau (2nd place), Chi Omega (3rd place), Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, the combined group of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Chi and Zeta Tau Alpha. Every year, the lobby is decorated for Pigskin with displays to show the role of tradition in the event. “This year our lobby display is going back through the history of Pigskin,” Art said. “[We’re] trying to find something through each decade from the acts, whether that’s a costume or a music score or the program, and we’re trying to keep it on the sixes, since it’s 2016, so we’re looking for 2006, 1996, all the way

back as far as we can go.” Even when an organization is chosen to participate in Pigskin, the organization still has a lot of work to prepare for Pigskin. Organizations face the pressure of having to exceed audience’s expectations of their next performance. “Once they make it to Pigskin, they make it a point to improve something and make it look better than before, just to make sure that they’re doing the best that they can,” Art said. Sing occurs around the time of spring recruitment for sororities and fraternities, so since those students are not initiated yet, they are not able to participate. As a result, new members are first able to participate

in Pigskin. Sophomores and other members who were not part of Sing fill the places of seniors and are taught the routines. Since Pigskin occurs during homecoming, alumni have the opportunity to revisit an event that they were once a part of or watched when they were students. Current students also have another chance to see some of the acts from Sing if they were unable to attend. “Everybody can find something to love, whether it’s the shenanigans of a fraternity who’s doing this really outlandish theme or like the cutesiness of goat-herders,” said John Abiassi, San Antonio sophomore and member of the Student Productions Committee.

Fraternity sets new tradition for homecoming JOY MOTON Reporter In the midst of the traditional festivities that take place for Baylor’s homecoming, a fraternity of the National Panhellenic Council hopes to bring something new to the table. Phi Beta Sigma fraternity Inc. will host its first Royal and Pure

homecoming step show at 6:30 p.m. today at the Waco Convention Center. The intent of the step show is to bring diversity to some of Baylor’s homecoming traditions. “I feel like the school needs something new for its AfricanAmerican and minority parts of the school, but we also want to invite everybody. It’s not just for minorities,”

said Dallas junior Jason Williams, a Phi Beta Sigma member. Stepping is a historical art that is entertaining yet confusing to many. The Sigmas hope this event will initiate conversation and welcome newcomers into a world that comes with history. “Today we have a full-fledged art form that’s unlike anything that’s

developed in the Western Hemisphere from African-Americans,” Thompson said. “So we feel that it’s a great way to express the different cultures and unique talents and traits of the different Divine Nine organizations.” The event is also designed to promote Greek unity between the organizations that compose the Divine Nine, another name for organizations

in the National Panhellenic Council. Various organizations from schools across Texas will be competing for a cash prize. The event will be hosted by Lady Jade, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. and radio personality for K104 in Dallas. “We felt that one thing that really

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As homecoming begins, there is a small, select group of students that has worked behind the scenes to orchestrate Baylor’s traditional festivities. Founded in 1919, Baylor’s Chamber of Commerce works hard months in advance to plan Baylor’s homecoming festivities. The group of 45 members devotes itself to Baylor, accomplishing any tasks that needs to be done. The members of Chamber take pride in the love, service and accountability of being a Chamber member. From commemorating the Immortal Ten to celebrating floats at the parade, Baylor Homecoming is a time to reminisce about Baylor’s past, present and future in the tradition that brings the Bears home. “The spirit of a chamberman… It’s about service, and so what we do is out of a deep love for Baylor,” said Joy Dafoe, a Centennial Co., senior and Baylor Chamber of Commerce marketing coordinator for Diadeloso. “As a senior, I’m starting to look back a little bit, and serving this university in the Chamber capacity has been one of the most wonderful honors I think I’ve had as a human thus far.” From her first walk on the Floyd Casey field, Chamber has influenced Dafoe by teaching her how to laugh through difficulties, act with integrity, look at the world from different perspectives and give her trust to God, she said. In order to make Baylor events such as homecoming possible, Chamber members learn, soon after joining, the value of time management, leadership roles and qualities of effective service. “The spark kind of happened for me when I visited Baylor for the first time as a senior in high school. It was actually a football game against Kansas State, and we were supposed to lose, but we won.

Watching that happen was just an incredible situation. I’m watching the football game, the fans are going crazy, and I look over to see a guy in a green jersey picking up his hand to lead a Sic’ em. Realizing there’s something intangible about this university makes it special.” Tomball senior Alex Plott, general assistant for homecoming, has also experienced personal growth through his time in Chamber. Plott has found a love for finding problems, solving them, then improving upon them in the future. He has also found a joy in guiding others. Plott spoke during Mass Meeting, which was held Thursday in the Ferrell Center. Mass Meeting is a time to commemorate and reflect on the Immortal Ten, the Baylor Timothy Hong | Lariat Photographer students who died in a busBAYLOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Members of Chamber work together to help out with the train accident on January 22, 1927, while traveling to an away Baylor Line during the game against Oklahoma State University on Sept. 24. basketball game. well as events inside the organization for different walks of life come together to “Clyde ‘Abe’ Kelly died so he’d get three members. It is the small details, though, accomplish a goal is awesome,” Cypress or four people out of a bus window. It’s that make these big events memorable for senior Caleb Mann said. “Often, I come amazing that people our age were able to some. across situations that seem difficult to solve do that back in the ’20s and help other “We really like to pay attention to on my own, but our membership always students survive. There’s still students out details. During homecoming parade, we’ll finds an innovative solution.” there like that today,” Plott said. spend a lot of time blowing up balloons Chamber devotes its time and effort As a senior, Plott is also looking forward with helium so that we can give a balloon to the welfare of Baylor and its students. to sharing all he has learned during his to a little kid, and hopefully that makes This homecoming weekend is a way for time at Baylor with others. their day,” San Antonio senior and Family Chamber members to celebrate Baylor’s Chamber members focus on giving Weekend chair Marianna Arana said. past, present and future students. to Baylor without asking for anything in It requires the help of every Chamber “I hope that [families] get to come back return, and homecoming is just one event member to make these Baylor traditions to their alma mater and re-experience the they are involved in. Chamber also puts possible. A focal point of Chamber is their Baylor spirit. We do a lot with reaching out together the Baylor Line, Family Weekend, camaraderie and passion to help. to the alumni to get them back. As soon as Diadeloso, the Bear Mascot Program, “My fellow members inspire me every you graduate, we want to keep them roped Spring Premiere, John Clifton Memorial day. Everybody in this club has a relentless in,” Dallas senior and Chamber member Scholarship and the Traditions Rally, as work ethic. To watch people from all Drew Alleman said.


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The HOT Fair and Rodeo was filled with visitors on Thursday. The event included traditional rodeo competitions, a livestock show, fair eateries, a petting zoo, rides and more.

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“Walking Tales: Bringing Historic stories to life,” shares stories fit for families BEN WOOLLEY Reporter Every third weekend in October, the Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild goes to Oakwood Cemetery for an event called “Walking Tales: Bringing Historic Stories to Life,” and this year it happens to fall on homecoming. This year there will be about 25 storytellers stationed throughout the cemetery telling tales of late governors, senators, legendary pioneers and infamous people laid to rest there. McLennan County is named after Neil McLennan, an early settler of the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, McLennan is one of many that will have their story shared this weekend. The Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild was established in 2007, but the one in Waco has been held at the Oakwood Cemetery since 2009.

“When we began the guild, there was a need to creating a venue or an atmosphere to tell our stories,” said Vivian Rutherford, a children’s librarian for the WacoMcLennan County Library, otherwise known as the “story lady.” Rutherford has worked for the Waco-McLennan County Library system for 16 years. She conducts weekly story-time for toddlers and pre-kindergarten students at the East Waco Library and Waco Central Library. Rutherford is also a founding member and established president of The Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild. Rutherford expects a big turnout since people will have time to make it back to the homecoming football game. She said the event grows each year and calls for new storytellers. They try to rotate out storytellers, but some just come back each year. This year Rutherford expects the biggest turnout

>> Today 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. — Pigskin Revue. Waco Hall 7-10 p.m. — Extravaganza/ Bonfire. Fountain Mall 7 p.m. — Singspiration. Seventh and James Baptist Church

>> Saturday 8 a.m. — Homecoming parade. Downtown Waco and fifth street on campus

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REMINISCE Learn about important figures of the past at the Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday with “Walking Tales: Bringing Historic Stories to Life.”

yet. “We love having them out here. It’s a great opportunity for people to come out and learn history about people buried here and explore our historic cemetery,” Clint Lynch, Oakwood Cemetery’s general manager, said. Storytellers will be bringing stories to life and giving the public free

entertainment. For listeners, the storytelling guild can be entertaining and informative at the same time. “It is a unique experience to witness people tell the stories of past significant figures in the history of Waco,” Waco TribuneHerald chief photographer Rod Aydelott said. With the event held

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inside the cemetery, some people may keep their distance, but for people like junior Christian John Kearton, it provides a rush of excitement in October. “I went last year and I want to go again this year,” Kearton said. “I learned a lot about the history of Waco and it also got me in the mood for Halloween.”

8 p.m. — Pigskin Revue. Waco Hall Detailed list of events including alumni events available at Baylor.edu/ homecoming

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Council. “A step show’s really interesting if you haven’t been. It’s a really different experience, and I think it’s a great opportunity for a lot of people who particularly don’t go to these types of events to try it,” said San Diego junior Evan Taliana, a member of the hosting fraternity. Despite the competitive nature and fun of the show, the Sigmas will incorporate their principles of

brotherhood, scholarship and service by donating a portion of the proceeds to March of Dimes, an organization that promotes healthcare for pregnant women. “It gave us an opportunity to promote a new way for Baylor to express its traditions,” Thompson said. “We want this to become a part of homecoming, just like the bonfire; we want it to be an event that people always look forward to.”

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF (Left) Flower Mound sophomore and Alpha Delta Pi member Alexandra Masucci works hard to paint signs for their homecoming float. (Right) Corpus Christi junior Johanna Lassig paints materials for Alpha Delta Pi’s homecoming float.

Floating into the parade What happens to the floats after homecoming?

Behind the scenes of building homecoming floats BEN WOOLLEY Reporter They’ve been planning for months and building for weeks, now all of their hard work will be displayed for the public this weekend. For over 100 years, Baylor fraternities and sororities have built extravagant contraptions and the wait for this year’s float contest is almost over. The homecoming parade will be at 8 a.m. Saturday in Downtown Waco and 5th Street on campus. Baylor is widely considered the first school to have a homecoming parade with the first being in 1909. Thousands of students, families and Wacoans come together each year to show their love for green and gold, by enjoying various floats. Criteria for judging floats come from six categories. Title and theme, proportions, animation and special effects, craftsmanship, public appeal and ingenuity. Floats that have proportional features and look realistic will win more points. Motion and sound will score with animation and special effects. Neatness, solid construction, proper working of mechanical parts all contribute towards points in the craftsmanship field. The enjoyment of the float by the audience will also rack up points towards public appeal. According to the judging criteria, a unique idea with creative implementation is expected. Preparation is extensive for float builders. Every fraternity and sorority puts in lots of time to get their float up to par to be presented

for the judges. “You have to first develop a theme,” Longview senior and Kappa Omega Tau float chair Judson Murray said. “Then explore the ideas of that theme you want on your float. Then you have to design the float. Then you have to start building ,which requires lots of materials and hours. Then you have to make it pretty.” Every organization goes about the process differently. Hannah Lang, head float chair for Alpha Delta Pi can attest to this. She has a float chair committee of four girls, and she says it takes every member to make a great float. “Lots of hands is a great thing. It’s all about team effort. The more members the better,” said Lang. She hopes the audiences will react positively to their float. She and her float chairs along with members of TKE have been planning since Diadeloso last year for this years float. “It’s a blessing to see all of our hard work come together.” Head float chairs have a lot of responsibility. Lang is responsible for logging hours, sending out schedules, finding locations to build, coming up with the idea for float, creating a budget for float as well as rent and electricity and organizing weekly meetings. “It was a challenge at first, coordinating everything, because the fraternity is a whole lot smaller than our sorority,” Lang said. “It’s hard coordinating schedules to fit everybody’s availability, but the guys have been great.”

KENDRA PELL Reporter Since 1909, Baylor University has held a homecoming parade to express to the city the pride Baylor students and alumni have for their school. Many students may have wondered what actually happens to these remarkable, man-made floats after all of the months of planning and building. In most cases, two student-run organizations will work together on a float. For example, Phi Chi and Kappa Kappa Gamma have teamed up the past few years. Houston senior, Marilyn Lovell was one of last year’s float chairs for Kappa Kappa Gamma. Lovell said the girls typically do not participate in the “take apart” process. “Each of the groups takes their own floats down after the parade, but the guys never made us help with that part,” Lovell said. Last year Kappa Kappa Sigma and Pi Beta Phi teamed up to create their Class A winning float, “RV There Yet?” Houston senior and a Kappa Kappa Sigma float chair, Dylan Tarpey said the float is broken down into individual parts which are relocated after the parade. “After the judging and the parade, we take the float back to our site, and from there we decide what we want to do with the various props,” Tarpey said. “Last year, we kept the projects that we worked the hardest on, and I know

this year there are a couple of props that we are going to give to various friends and family.” Long Beach senior and previous float chair for Phi Gamma Delta Brock Meckelborg said major parts of their “Fiji Islander” float were recycled from two years ago. “After the parade, the sand was donated to the fraternity member’s ranch where the 14-foot trailer came from,” Meckelborg of said. “The inflatables were kept for decorations in various members’ houses.” Longview senior and previous float chair for Kappa Omega Tau Judson Murray says the fraternity is one of the few that creates their float from scratch by themselves. “Every year, we build the float in the fall and then, come spring semester, we completely dismantle the float then start fresh the next fall,” Murray said. “The stuff that looked cool, such as signs, we keep and put in our houses, but we scrap the structures.” Since these floats are too large to keep in their original conditions, the groups have to disassemble them. However, it is still a rewarding experience for anyone who contributes to such a project. “My favorite part about float is getting together with a great group of people and construct something amazing,” Tarpey said. “These past two years have surpassed our own expectations and that makes the float worth all of the time and effort.”

7 p.m. — Bruce Carbonara performs. Poppa Rollo’s 8 p.m. — Wade Bowen performs. Backyard Bar Stage & Grill 8 p.m. —Texas Chainsaw Nightmare 6 and Dead Zone 2 Haunted Houses. Elm Mott

>> Saturday 8 a.m. — ‘Walking Tales’ at Oakwood Cemetery 9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Waco Downtown Farmers Market. 400 S. University Parks Dr. 10 a.m. — ‘TPS:25 The International Competition’ Texas Photographic Association exhibit 10 a.m. — Hippodrome Oktoberfest. Waco Hippodrome 10 a.m. — Clifton Fallfest. Downtown, Clifton 8 p.m. — The Union Revival performs. Valley Mills Vineyards

>> Sunday 2 p.m.—Children’s Garden Fair. Carleen Bright Arboretum

Today’s Puzzles Across 1 Talked into, with “on” 5 Calyx part 10 Typical artist’s apartment 14 Samoan capital 15 Amtrak option 16 Cabinet dept. formed under Carter 17 Doughnut order from a king? 19 Fifty percent up front? 20 Recorded 21 GPS info 23 Pisa possessive 24 Recording device 25 Musicians given to tippling? 28 Writer LeShan 29 Is next to 31 Sergeant Bilko, to friends 32 Tapestry thread 33 Saturn models 34 Set of data within an atmospheric analysis? 40 Quarterback Tony 41 Swamplike 42 Protection against Mr. Decay Germ, in old ads 44 Continued violently 45 MDX ÷ X 48 Occupants of a well-insulated nest? 50 One of the Coen brothers 52 “10538 Overture” gp. 53 Ocean bird 54 Gets rid of 55 M’s favorite agent 57 How perfume is sold ... and this puzzle’s title 60 Commercial exchange fee 61 Ames native 62 Future ENT’s exam 63 “You’ve Got Mail” co-star 64 Grabs 65 Turtles, sometimes

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Down 1 Biblical seductress 2 Offered a view 3 Shoeless Joe Jackson portrayer in “Field of Dreams”

4 Mother of Perseus 5 Marquis de __ 6 Prefix with friendly 7 Product with a Simpsons set 8 Last Olds models 9 Andy Panda creator 10 Took charge 11 Two-run homer situation 12 Like “executrix,” e.g. 13 Old TV parts 18 Urban __ 22 “Beauty is bought by judgement of the __”: Shakespeare 25 Fit and muscular 26 Certain footrest 27 Verve 30 Quilting party 34 Math branch concerned with surfaces 35 Rain forest region

36 Beyond slender 37 Former PBS “Mystery!” host 38 Extractable natural resource 39 Louisiana genre featuring the accordion 40 Grain-based treat 43 “Understood, Cap’n” 44 His stories inspired “Guys and Dolls” 45 Luck 46 Pet that needs a sitter? 47 Many Alaska maps 49 “__ non sufficit”: the world is not enough 51 Outdo 54 Beltway VIPs 56 Put on 58 BOAC competitor 59 Storied cauldron stirrer


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THIS WEEKEND >> @BaylorFootball takes on Kansas 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Marine turned Bear Kyle Boyd brings new spark to Baylor football team. pg. C3

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DEFENSE WINS EVERY TIME Senior safety Orion Stewart jumps up in the air to celebrate with his teammates after he grabs a pick off SMU redshirt freshman quarterback Ben Hicks on Sept. 10 at McLane Stadium. The Baylor Bears won that game by a final of 40-13.

Bring on the Jayhawks “They’re definitely a different ball club from last year for sure. They fly around, they’re doing good things on defense, and we just have to focus on what we do and play better football,” Russell said. “Coaches are going to have a good scheme going into it. As long as we execute it, we’ll be okay.” For Baylor, their defense has been at its best in the fourth quarter, outscoring their opponents 45-0 and eliminating any chance of a comeback. “I think it’s reflective of a team that knows how to finish, and that’s a tribute to our coaches and our players,” Grobe said. If Jayhawks hope to escape Waco with a win, they’ll have to score early and often or somehow manage to find their way into the end zone in the fourth quarter, something that has yet to be done this year. With a win against Kansas, the Bears will reach six wins, making them bowl eligible for the seventh consecutive season. Although it is far from the Bears’ ultimate goal, it is a step in the right direction and the continual growth of a program that struggled for many years. The Bears defeated the Jayhawks last year in Lawrence, 66-7. The two teams are set to kickoff at 2:30 p.m at McLane Stadium. The game will air on FS1.

NATHAN KEIL Sports Writer After enjoying their first of two bye weeks, the Baylor football team returns to action Saturday as it hosts the Kansas Jayhawks for homecoming at McLane Stadium. The bye week allowed the Bears to relax, get healthy, and re-focus after two difficult games against Oklahoma State and Iowa State. Perhaps more important than the physical rest was the mental break the Bears got to enjoy during this last week. “I think it’s been pretty good for our kids mentally with two really tough, physical football games and stressful games,” said Jim Grobe, the acting head coach. “It was good to relax and take some time off.” Baylor will now turn its attention to the Kansas Jayhawks, who enter the game 1-4 overall and 0-2 in Big 12 play. After rotating quarterbacks throughout the first four games of the season, Kansas seems to have found its pick in sophomore Ryan Willis who completed 31 of 45 passes for 348 yards in their 24-23 loss to the Horned Frogs. Sophomore wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. and junior wide receiver LaQuivonte Gonzalez are the favorite targets of Willis, tallying 413 and 349 yards respectively while contributing six touchdowns. As far along as the offense has come this season for the Jayhawks, the thing that has impressed Grobe the most has been their defensive tenacity and their ability to explode to the football. “The things I like about Kansas is the way their defense chases the football. They fly around and get a lot of people to the ball. They play really hard defensively,” Grobe said. “They’re very aggressive. They like to blitz and bring pressure and mix things up. I like their scheme. They’re fundamentally coached really well, and you can tell they’re very fundamentally sound defensively. They did everything against TCU but win the football game.” Kansas head coach David Beaty knows the plethora of talent Baylor possesses and the challenge they present for his Jayhawk team. “They’re aggressive and physical,” Beaty said at his weekly press conference Monday. “Our guys have had really good practices the last two days, I know they’re excited to get back out on the field.” Baylor hopes to re-establish the aerial attack of Russell and company after the Bears threw

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OFF TO THE ENDZONE Senior quarterback Seth Russell takes off down the field trying to score a touchdown against the Southern Methodist University Mustangs on Sept. 10 at McLane Stadium. The Bears won by a final of 40-13.

for a season low 178 yards on 12 completions. The return of junior wide receiver KD Canon might serve as the perfect remedy for the Bears as Grobe confirmed that he expects Canon to be healthy and full strength for Saturday’s affair. The Bears also hope to see senior running back Shock Linwood pick up where he left off after his 237 yard performance against the Cyclones. According to Grobe, he has earned the right to start and see the majority of snaps. “That was Shock being Shock,” Russell said. “He’s here, he knows what his role is, and it was huge for him to step up in that way for us.” However, Baylor will continue to use their

balanced run attack with Linwood’s youthful counterparts, sophomore running back Terence Williams and redshirt freshman JaMychal Hasty, both of whom are having productive seasons in the back field. Baylor will also look to take advantage of Kansas’ mistakes offensively as the Jayhawks have turned the ball over 17 times in their five games this season. The Baylor defense will look to be aggressive, as it has been all year, to try take advantage of this Jayhawk trend. Baylor, after watching Kansas give TCU a scare and surviving a scare of their own against Iowa State, will not take the Jayhawks lightly.

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Sports take: Playoff picture NATHAN KEIL Sports Writer We are just about to enter the halfway point of the college football season. For college football fans, including myself, that was a tough sentence to write. Although the conference season is young, it is never too early to begin thinking about the college football playoff and which four teams will have an opportunity to play for the national championship. There may be a lot of questions that run through our minds when the committee makes its selections. Will a two-loss champion make the playoff this season? Will the committee choose two schools from the same conference? For example, if Alabama wins the SEC, and Texas A&M finishes with one loss at Alabama. Will the committee choose a non-Power Five conference team? Will the committee insert a non-conference champ over a conference champ because of issues like strength of schedule or because they feel that one team is still superior to the other? All these questions and more flood the hearts and minds of college football fans, so let me walk you through the playoff picture thus far, including where Baylor stands and what needs to happen for its to make it to the final four. First, there are a lot of teams that still have hopes and a fighting chance of playing for the college football championship. For instance, there are 11 still-undefeated teams, including Baylor. There are also eight teams with one loss that still have a chance and “about two” two-loss teams that may still have an outside shot. So let’s quickly address the undefeated teams. Western Michigan. Unfortunately for the Broncos, even though they have two wins on the road at Big Ten schools, Northwestern and Illinois, the playoff committee is not going to take an undefeated MAC school over a Power Five conference champion. Boise State. These Broncos fall victim to the same problem as Western Michigan does. Their best win is against Washington State, and even if they did finish undefeated, the committee would likely surpass them in likes for a two-loss team or the next best one-loss Power Five conference team. West Virginia. They currently sit at 4-0 and 1-0 in Big 12 play, but they still have road contests at Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Texas. They still have to play Oklahoma and Baylor at home. It is hard to see them finishing undefeated, which is what I think it will take for them to have a chance at the final four. At the top of the list remains the teams that control their own destiny: Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Michigan, Washington, Texas A&M

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GOLDEN GOAL The Associated Press National Championship Trophy is the trophy awarded annually by the Associated Press to the team who finishes the season at the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll and signifies that team being selected as national champions of college football for that season.

and Nebraska. First, look at the Cornhuskers. They still have road trips to Madison, Columbus and Iowa City on their schedule. Despite all of the improvements, Nebraska seems unlikely to make it. However, if they did win the Big 10 West, they would most likely get either Ohio State again or Michigan in the Big Ten championship, and with a win, would have to be given some serious consideration. The Aggies will have an interesting case. If they can beat both LSU and Mississippi at Kyle Field and give Alabama a competitive game in Tuscaloosa, they would finish the season 11-1 but would not win the SEC because of Alabama. Best-case scenario for the Aggies is to beat Alabama and take care of business at home. Ohio State and head coach Urban Meyer have their work cut out for them. They face upcoming road tests at Wisconsin on Saturday, at Penn State the following weekend in typical Happy Valley White-Out fashion, at Michigan State the end of November, as well as 10th-ranked Nebraska and No.4 ranked Michigan at home to conclude their season, plus probably

either Nebraska or Wisconsin again in the Big Ten championship. Despite being extremely talented and having one of the best football coaches, let’s hold off on the Buckeyes for now. Michigan, under second-year head coach and media magnet Jim Harbaugh, have looked impressive thus far, despite having only one noteworthy win, a 14-7 defensive struggle against Wisconsin on Oct. 1. The schedule is quite favorable for the Wolverines with just two road trips ahead against the Spartans and Hawkeyes, who are both having down years, before their true test comes in a Nov. 26 showdown against Ohio State in Columbus. If Michigan can run the table in the Big Ten East and add a win over either Nebraska or a second win against Wisconsin, odds are Harbaugh and his Wolverines will make the Promised Land. Washington, after overcoming its annual stumbling block in the Oregon Ducks last week, sits in very good position. They have road trips to Utah and California, which could potentially be tricky, but they should be favored in both. They have three other opponents at home in Oregon State, Arizona State and USC — all winnable games. They finish the

season with a trip to Pullman to take on the Washington State Cougars. Needless to say, Washington looks good enough to finish the PAC-12 season undefeated. The only thing that could hurt them, other than a bad loss in the next few weeks, is if the committee views the PAC-12 as the weakest of the Power Five conferences and passes up on its champion. Clemson has picked up their play since a slow start against Auburn and Troy to begin the season. They have already knocked off Heisman front runner Lamar Jackson. The Tigers have a favorable schedule looking forward. They have an Oct. 29 date with the Seminoles in Tallahassee, but if they win that game, Clemson should be favored to finish the regular season undefeated. A win against Virginia Tech, if they continue to play well, will only help their playoff chances. The Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban seem destined to return to the college football playoff and be the only team to appear in the four-team playoff all three years of its existence. They already have wins on the road at Mississippi and Arkansas to go along with a win against USC at AT&T Stadium. They still have games against three ranked opponents, two of which are at home in Auburn. Even if the Tide can win two of three of these and win the SEC championship, it seems unlikely that the Tide would be left out. The best chance of a playoff-less Tide is if Alabama loses this weekend in Knoxville against the Volunteers and then loses to Texas A&M, who then finishes undefeated. Fingers crossed. There are a number of other one-loss teams that still have a fighting chance. These teams include Louisville, Houston, Miami, Virginia Tech, Florida and Utah. Mississippi and Florida State, with two losses, have very low, outside chances but could benefit from chaos in the last couple of weeks of the season that could bolster their resumes. Unfortunately for the Running Rebels, Florida State already beat them and would certainly get the tiebreaker if such chaos occurred. After all this analysis, where does this leave Baylor? What are the chances Baylor can make school history and make the college football final four? Firstly and most importantly, Baylor needs to continue to take care of business. They’re 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Big 12 play. They need to continue to make plays and win. Secondly, they need to win impressively. Style points only seem to matter when a team underachieves at what is expected of them, but Baylor can avoid this by simply beating the teams they will be highly favored over. The first step is with Kansas on Saturday. TCU and Kansas State, who will also make the trip to McLane Stadium, need to be beaten handily by Baylor. Thirdly, Baylor needs to look good on the road. They have wins against Rice and Iowa State away from

home thus far, and neither of those performances were eye-opening in a good way. They only brought up questions regarding whether Baylor can get it done on the road. Baylor has three big opportunities coming up to make a statement away from home. The first is against a reeling Texas team on Oct. 29. The Longhorns spoiled the Bears’ Senior Day a year ago in a game where personal fouls were numerous, including a benchesclearing quarrel. The following game is against Oklahoma, who appears to be figuring some things out after early-season stumbles against Houston and Ohio State. Next is a Dec. 3 trip to Morgantown to take on the Mountaineers. If these two teams continue to win and Baylor beats all of them, Baylor will certainly have an argument. However, one thing that is going to hurt a potentially undefeated Baylor team against a one-loss conference champion or four undefeated conference champions is Baylor’s strength of schedule. It hasn’t helped them that Oklahoma stumbled on the biggest stage twice this year and that TCU lost a home non-conference game to Arkansas. Baylor’s non-conference schedule has been weak. It has been weak for years, and that is not the fault of Grobe or the players. These games were scheduled months, if not years, in advance. There are definitely factors that go into scheduling nonconference opponents, but Baylor has not done the best job in scheduling. Starting in 2018, the Bears will begin a home and home matchup with Duke of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and they have been working on better tentative schedules for the future, including the University of Mississippi in 2020 and Utah in 2023-2024. As hard as Baylor may be working to up the difficulty in the future, if Baylor finishes undefeated and is evaluated against a one-loss Louisville team or a one-loss Ohio State or Michigan team, the Bears might find themselves on the outside looking in. Baylor, with all of the talent that they have in Seth Russell, Shock Linwood and KD Canon, as well as a much-improved defense, is good enough to compete with the top teams in the country. In order to get there, they will definitely need help from those teams that are still ahead of them. Some of obstacles will take care of themselves, but Baylor can only worry about Baylor. The first step towards worrying about Baylor is to go up and look good in beating Kansas tomorrow. A big win over the Jayhawks won’t go a long way in the committee’s eyes for now, but it is what needs to happen for the Bears. There still remains a lot of questions in the college football world, and we will have to continue to wait for answers as the season rages on. The college football playoff committee will unveil their first group of four teams at 6 p.m Nov. 1. The committee’s decision will be aired on ESPN.


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LEADING WITH PRIDE Freshman linebacker and former Marine Kyle Boyd leads his team onto the field on Sept. 10 at McLane Stadium against Southern Methodist University. The Bears won on Military Appreciation Day, 40-13.

From the Marines to the field MEGHAN MITCHELL Sports Editor William Shakespeare once said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” But then there are people like freshman linebacker Kyle Boyd, whose greatness has surpassed the norm, yet he is too humble to realize it. Boyd grew up hearing stories of his grandfather who served in the Marines and great uncle who received a purple heart after serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. Although Boyd did not know at the moment, years later he would find himself serving alongside brave men and women of the United States. As a young boy growing up in Mesquite, Boyd spent his days outside playing football. He enjoyed playing with his brother and father, and that love spurred his passion to continue playing as he went into high school. “I played football since I was 4 years old,” Boyd said. “I played pee-wee and flag football all the way up to middle school. I played in middle school and in high school all four years. I didn’t play any other sport; this was my sport. I just loved everything about it.” At John Horn High School, his football coach, Rodney Webb, said he noticed something different about Boyd. “Kyle is one of those really rare kids. They talk the talk, but they also walk the walk. He was a very good leader in both respects, as an example and as a vocal leader. He commanded the respect of all his teammates,” Webb said. “I think Kyle is just a person of high character, and I think you see character in a person, in particular in a football player. You see their character on and off the field. He is just a solid guy. It showed up in the classroom, on the field, in off season and when you were having casual conversation with him.” Boyd credits Webb for his success, as quotes from high school practice continue to pop up and play as inspirations for Boyd. “Show me a satisfied man, and I’ll show you a failure. If you are satisfied with what you have, you are never going to grow anymore,” Boyd said. “You need to always enjoy what you have done, but you need to grow and expand and really push yourself. If you are satisfied, then you aren’t doing it right.”

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IN UNIFORM Kyle Boyd enlists in the Marines, forgoing his full ride to Baylor in 2011.

As Boyd continued to excel on the field with this motto in his head, colleges started to gain interest in the 6-foot-2 linebacker. After receiving five collegiate offers to play football, Boyd first committed to Iowa State his junior year, but changed his mind after getting a call from Baylor. “I was actually on my way back from a visit at Iowa State when Coach [Phil] Bennett called me,” Boyd said. “We came and sat down with Coach [Art] Briles and Coach Bennett, and they offered me. I was so excited. I didn’t even think twice about it. I feel bad, but I guess it’s sort of the nature of the game – decommitting. I signed with Baylor on signing day, and of course Iowa State coaches weren’t happy with that.” Although he signed with Baylor on signing day in 2011, Boyd quickly found himself in tough spot – a spot that his coach and family would try and talk him out of. He had his mind and heart set on something: The Marines Corps. “I had a true calling. I had never had this in my life. I just felt like I really needed to do this. I was a hard headed 18-year-old. I was trying to rebel against everything everyone told me to do. Coach Webb tried to talk to me. I had the Baylor coaches come down and try to talk me out of it. My dad tried to talk me out of it,” Boyd said. “I had people trying to set me up with ex-Marines, but I couldn’t back out of it. I had to do it, it was what my heart was calling me to do, and it felt like it was right.” While many may have jumped at the opportunity to play a collegiate sport, Boyd saw the bigger picture for his life, and those closest to him supported him. “At first we were shocked, it sort of came out of left field,” said Doug Boyd, Kyle Boyd’s father. “Kyle was never one to express his feelings. He keeps to himself for the most part, but we he came to us and told us we were surprised. We tried to talk him out of it, and tried to tell him to get his education first. We told him he could always join the Marines when he was done with college, but he was dead set on it.” Although it was not what Boyd’s parents had envisioned for their son’s life, Doug said they continued to support him even when he was far from home. “We support him 100 percent in what he decided, and looking back at it now, I wouldn’t change a thing,” Doug said. “I’m more proud of him for doing that than anything he has ever done in his life. It took a lot of courage for him to do that, a lot of inner strength, and if we could go back and do it again I wouldn’t change a thing. We are extremely proud of Kyle for serving his country. There aren’t many things that are larger than sacrificing yourself and serving your country and giving up the opportunity he had at that time.” Boyd would find himself stationed in Hawaii for two years after enlisting in the Marine Corps. “It was cool to be there and those experiences, but its kind of one of those places you only want to be at for a week. You don’t want to live there. I was probably there for a year and a half. I had a total of two years on my contract. The other years, we were training in different states and in other countries,” Boyd said. “In my deployments, we didn’t go to Afghanistan. My unit stopped deploying to Afghanistan three months before I got there. But being in the infantry, it’s tough. You never get to go do your job really. It’s like practicing football for four years and never getting to play. You would train for nine months and then have a deployment, and then you would train during that deployment. Then you would come back,

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SERVING OUR COUNTRY Deployed in 2011, Kyle Boyd poses while he was in service. Boyd spent most of his time stationed in Hawaii.

and you would just train again. It was a never ending cycle of training.” Though Boyd never regretted his decision to serve his country, he said he wondered what it would be like to come back and play collegiate football. Toward the end of his deployment, Boyd started to write to coaches and show interest in playing, but he was a long way away from being prepared for the tests of football. His body was in shape for endurance. He would have to gain the muscle he once had back, but that was the least of his troubles, and he didn’t hear back from any coaches immediately. However, when the call came, Boyd was ready. “I finally I got in contact with Beau Trahan. I was super happy … I knew my scholarship was not there anymore, but I came down and went on a visit,” Boyd said. “Coach Briles saw me and he recognized me. He saluted me on the field, and I was like, ‘Whoa!’ Coach Bennett remembered me, and the other coaches remembered me, and they said they would be happy to have me on as a walk on.” For many, July 7 was just another day in the year, but for Boyd it was a second chance. Boyd checked in at Baylor as a student and athlete that day. After nearly five years of never putting on a helmet or strapping on shoulder pads, Boyd found himself in a familiar place: on the football field. “It was all surreal to me. My first day of practice I was fresh, I was just ready to be out here. I still think about that when I start to get complacent. I think about where I was and just how thankful and fortunate I am to put on a uniform,” Boyd said. “The first game I got a lot

of butterflies. That first game, putting on a jersey and knowing that I was going to go hit someone on the other team, it was amazing.” Doug believes that God has a plan for everything in life, and for Kyle, it was to join the Marine Corps at the time that he did, and now it is to be at Baylor. “Without faith, I don’t know where he would be and where we would be,” Doug said. “God has a plan for all of us, and I believe Kyle followed what God was leading him to do.” While many play for the fame and the glory, Boyd was able to show who he plays for on Sept. 10 against Southern Methodist University. Boyd proudly led his team onto the field on Military Appreciation Day as he waved the American flag above him. “I love my parents, I love everything, but I kind of made it for myself to go back and play for those guys … from where I was and from where we served, and the way we lived. The lifestyle is hard, it’s cold, it’s gritty, but coming back here,” Boyd said. “I play for those guys because they don’t get the chance, and they really care, and are really special to me. If I can bring more awareness and more love for the military, than I’m going to do it any way I can. Being on the football team and fly that flag really meant a lot. I do it for them.” As Boyd continues to lean on God, he also holds dear to his heart the example his father has set for him. “My father is my role model,” Boyd said. “I know it’s cliche, but my father is more of a man than I could even hope to be, and hope I can be there for my children one day the way he is.”


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SOARING AWAY Sophomore cornerback Verkedric Vaughns runs onto the field before the Bears matchup against Oklahoma State University on Sept. 24 at McLane Stadium. The Bears won 35-24.

Bears on the brink of securing a bowl JORDAN SMITH Sports Writer The Baylor football team looks to be the first team in the Big 12 to claim bowl eligibility this weekend as it takes on the Kansas Jayhawks in its homecoming matchup at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium. “Right now we’ve got a bunch of good football teams in front of us, and we have to play really good each and every week to make sure that we win,” interim head coach Jim Grobe said. Baylor is sitting at the top of the Big 12 conference and is ranked No. 11 in the country with a 5-0 record on the season, with the last two being close ball games. One thing that has helped Baylor win every game so far this season is their ability to close out games in a strong way. The Bears in the fourth quarter alone have outscored their opponents 45-0. Senior quarterback Seth Russell gives credit for the comeback win against Iowa State to the offseason workouts and his teammates’ unwavering determination. “We had a lot of guys talking, saying this is where our work was going to pay off,” Russell said. “During the offseason with our workouts, our summer workouts, our fall camp workouts and stuff like that, this is where it’s all going to matter, and I feel like the guys really bought into that on the offensive and defensive side, and it was huge. We were able to pull off a big win away.” With a win against the Jayhawks, the Bears will become bowl eligible and head to their seventhstraight bowl game. The last time Baylor wasn’t in

a bowl game was in 2009. It would be Baylor’s 23rd bowl game in the program’s history. “What I think our players understand, and I think Coach Bennett talked to the defense about this yesterday,” Grobe said, “Is that it is a good message to the football team that there is nobody left on our schedule that we are not capable of beating, but that there is nobody left on our schedule that isn’t capable of beating us.” Max Olson, a staff writer for ESPN, said, the Bears have completely derailed all preseason concerns that were made about their lack of depth, making defensive stops 76 percent of the time and only allowing 1.4 points on average per drive during this 5-0 start to the season. Grobe said he knows the road to success is never easy, but a win would validate the hard work and dedication these players give week in and week out. “Certainly every team’s goal is to win a championship, so we can’t downplay that, but what I do think we need to understand is that we just need to play every week without worrying whether or not we get bowl eligible or where we stand in the Big 12,” Grobe said. Russell said he likes the idea of being bowl eligible after the first six games of the season and said he is looking forward to getting the job done against Kansas this weekend. “It’s huge,” Russell said. “That’s always our first goal is to be bowl eligible, and if we win this next one then we get that and we’ve achieved that accomplishment. So as long as we stay focused, you know, go out there and play ball, then we’ll get the win.”

CHICAGO – Kaitlin Reap didn’t listen when her dad tried to warn her about the lifetime of misery waiting for her if she cheered for the Chicago Cubs. She rejected his invitation to share with him the joys of being a St. Louis Cardinals fan. And all his talk about curses simply guaranteed him a daughter who wants nothing to do with goats. “I want to be a Cubs fan,” said Reap, a 9-year-old third grader at Saint Andrew School. “I think they’re going to win.” Cubs fans everywhere are hoping for a World Series champion for the first time since 1908, and they have a loaded team this time, one that piled up the most wins in the majors this season. But there is also fear - the kind of fear that is handed down from generation to generation in Chicago, the kind that comes from heartbreak after heartbreak, the kind that is fed by billy goat curses (1945), black cats (1969) and infamous plays (looking at you, Steve Bartman ). Cubs fans know this feeling as well as they know their way to the friendly confines. They’ve grown up with it. For Reap and her schoolmates, there is optimism that the Cubs will win it all this year and, if not, they will certainly end the long championship drought by the time they leave Saint Andrew. At nearby Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, the only fear is that the principal won’t let them out of class to watch the parade they know is coming. The way these kids see it, all those older fans are being a little silly. “People are a little paranoid (because) it hasn’t happened, but it might be a coincidence that they haven’t won in a while,” said Max Oldham, an 11-year-old sixth grader at Saint Andrew. All that talk about paranoia, not to mention referring to 108 years as “a while,” might have something to

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ONE STEP CLOSER Chicago Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman, left, celebrates with Kris Bryant after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Aug. 31, 2016, in Chicago.

do with parents who have protected their children from what they know and what they have witnessed for themselves. “We have not told him about Bartman,” said Cy Oldham, who saw what unfolded from the left field bleachers after she and her husband decided to postpone their honeymoon so they could attend the playoffs. “We try not to dwell on that time (and) it is not something we want to sit down and say, so, ‘Let me tell you how bad things used to be.’” Addison Casavechia could not help knowing about those times, not with a first name that her parents chose because they liked the way it sounded and because Wrigley Field is on Addison Street. That might explain why the 11-year-old sixth grader doesn’t think the Cubs will win it all this year. “I have my bets for next year because we’ll have Kyle Schwarber back,” Addison said. Her mother, the assistant principal at Saint Andrew, doesn’t want to see her daughter suffer. But Sarah Casavechia also sees rooting for the Cubs as part of growing up in Chicago. “I think being a Cubs fan is like taking a leap of faith every year; it’s like falling in love,” she said. “You know there’s a chance you’re going to get your heart broken, but you do it anyway,” Sarah said.

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What makes them great Baylor sports nutrition works to fuel athletes’ success SHAYLA KELLEY Reporter Without exercising, student athletes would not be able to perform to their maximum potential. However, in order for them to get the energy to perform, the student-athletes must concentrate on one of the most important factor of athletics: nutrition. Jana Heitmeyer, director of performance nutrition, is responsible for nutrition education, body composition analysis and diet analysis for all Baylor student-athletes. “At the core, it’s all about making the studentathletes more successful,” Heitmeyer said. “It changes every day. I would say it’s best for someone who cannot sit still. You deal with all the different athletes and all the different sports.” Heitmeyer said the most rewarding part of her job is when “people get it.” “It’s really fun to work with people who have an issue — whether it’s that they have no energy or if they need to lose or gain weight,” Heitmeyer said. “For the light bulb to go off and to see them reap the benefits in their performance is the most rewarding part of my job.” Heitmeyer was a gymnast in college herself, and said she wishes that she was told what she is currently preaching to Baylor’s student athletes. Heightmeyer said each sport is different and requires different nutritional requirements, but every sport at Baylor revolves around a core acronym: BEAST. “Everything in our program revolves around ‘the BEAST,” Heightmeyer said. “This means; Breakfast, Eat fruits and vegetables, Always hydrate, Sleep and recover, and the T is ‘think lean protein.’ We put this in because everybody needs to do this.” Although the BEAST is used for all sports, it changes based on each person and sport. “You take these basics and adjust them to a particular athlete and sport,” Heightmeyer said. “Some people have time between every bat, some people are running up and down the court for 30 minutes straight, so then it becomes much more individualized.” Kiara Nowlin, senior acrobatics and tumbling athlete, nutrition is very important in her sport. “Every day we break our bodies down, so this

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MEAL FIT FOR A KING Dallas sophomore Sean McCullough selects sushi from the selection available in the Beauchamp Athletic Nutrition Center.

nutrition is so important in order to recover and perform well and be successful in our sport,” Nowlin said. Nowlin said that it is not easy to incorporate

aren’t normal students, so we have to be more conscious of what we eat, so the snack and meal choices are harder. We have to make sure we have that balance of healthy and non-healthy food.” Sophomore midfielder Kennedy Brown said nutrition is vital in her athletic performance. “Nutrition plays a key part in any athlete’s development,” Brown said. “You need to know what foods will recover you, give you energy and help you compete at the highest level possible.” Heitmeyer said that nutrition is the most important part of being an athlete. “Everything that athletes do is tearing down their body,” Heitmeyer said. “The only thing that can repair their bodies is Liesje Powers | Photo Editor food, so the only way to build things back FRESH IS BEST An array of fresh fruits are available daily for the student-athletes at the Beauchamp up is by eating.” Athletic Nutrition Center.

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NBA Player Union discussed help for retired players in talks JON KRAWCZYNSKI AND TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press

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CUTTING CORNERS Senior midfielder Ashley York makes a corner kick hoping that a teammate will score against the UT Longhorns on Sept. 23 at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field. The Bears soccer team tied the Longhorns by a final of 1-1.

Bears look to defeat heated rivals in TCU JORDAN SMITH Sports Writer The Baylor soccer team (10-4-1, 3-1-1) is looking to take down one of its biggest rivals of the season, the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (8-2-2, 0-2-1). Between the two teams, Baylor leads the all-time record at 9-0-3 against TCU. Junior goalie Sara Martinson said she is pumped about the fact that the Bears get to play two of their last three games at home. “Being at home is great. We get to be back in front of our home crowd. We get to sleep in our own bed the night before a game which is nice,” Martinson said. “We’ve done a really great job of continuing to fight on the road and fight at home

as well, so it’ll be fun to be back.” TCU this season has had its fair share of success with a shot-on-goal percentage of 44.4 percent this season and have scored 26 goals in its 12 matches, averaging 2.17 goals per match. Baylor head coach Paul Jobson said he is glad his team was able to take care of business on the road heading into this final homestretch on the schedule. “We’ve said that from the beginning of the season we were going to have to be road warriors this year because obviously we are on the road quite a bit,” Jobson said. “We wrapped up our road trip with two really big wins in Oklahoma ... I think that the girls really stepped up to that mentality of being road

warriors through this season ,and I couldn’t be more proud of their performance.” Martinson is the No. 5 all-time winningest goalie in Baylor history with 18 wins, nine of them coming from this season. She is also tied at the No. 5 all-time spot for number of consecutive shutouts by a goalie at three games in a row. Martinson will need to continue to perform at her best as she goes against TCU freshman goalkeeper Katie Lund, who registered her first career complete-game shutout last week against Iowa State. Lund is ranked at No. 3 and leads the Big 12 in save percentage at .917. The Bears will play against the Horned Frogs at 7 p.m. today at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, vice president of the National Basketall Player Association’s executive committee, told The Associated Press on Thursday the union has made getting aid for retired players a priority in their talks with NBA owners on a new deal. The NBA and its players have agreed that the next CBA will include new league-funded programs to help retired players with education and medical expenses, four people with knowledge of the situation told the AP. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing. In exchange for those programs, and pending full approval from both sides, the split of basketball-related income would remain the same “50-50” deal as it is in the current agreement. For James, NBPA President Chris Paul and the rest of the union, taking care of those who are no longer playing is a worthy compromise for trying to recoup any of the financial ground lost during the 2011 labor dispute. “We got a group of guys that are in there that know the negotiations, so any way to give back and try to help our former teammates and help former players and things of that nature,” James said. “Because we’ve all built this league together. No matter how big of a guy you were or if you were the 15th guy on the bench, we all built this league into what it is today. But it’s not just

my idea. I’m not taking any credit for that. But it’s all part of the process.” That process will resume next week when the league and the union meet ahead of the NBA Board of Governor’s meeting in New York, which begins on Oct. 20. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and union head Michele Roberts met in Spain earlier this month when the league had a preseason game there and they - along with other members of the negotiating committee - are preparing to return to the bargaining table with both sides in dealmaking mode. But the talks between the owners and players this time around have been much

“I just want to see the league continue to grow, that’s all that matters to me.”

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more cordial. And there is a trust level that was absent from previous talks, a factor that was only strengthened when the owners agreed to the new programs that will help players after their careers come to an end. James stressed that the medical and education programs benefiting retirees were not his idea alone, but a collective decision from the union to seek help for the players that helped make the league what it is today. Now, with so much revenue flooding the system to the benefit of both sides, the dialogue appears to be centered on the greater good

over dollars and cents. “I just want to see the league continue to grow, that’s all that matters to me,” James said. “The players are a huge, huge piece but we also know the owners have great minds as well, our commissioner is great, but our league, our logo, the Jerry West logo is probably the most well sought-out, admired logo in the world and we’ve got to figure out a way to keep it going, keep raising the bar. That’s my only concern.” The new agreement is expected to include several other new elements as well, said the people with knowledge of the discussions. They said owners are pushing to give their teams more options to keep homegrown players in their organizations, a topic that came to the forefront after Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to form a new super team in Golden State. One of the proposals, the people said, includes the possibility of adding a second fiveyear maximum contract. Currently, teams can only offer one five-year max contract, which can make it more difficult for teams to keep multiple stars happy. The people told AP new elements also include an increase in the rookie salary scale to fall more in line with the surging salary cap, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The people also say two-way contracts that would pay players less when they are in the NBDL and more when they are with their NBA teams - a structure that has worked well in hockey for some time - will be a part of the deal.


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Jackson defends invitation to Briles TOM WITHERS Associated Press BEREA, Ohio — Browns coach Hue Jackson defended inviting ousted Baylor coach Art Briles to work with his team. Briles was fired by the school in May amid a sexual assault scandal involving several former football players. He attended Cleveland’s practice on Wednesday at the request of Jackson, who also had Briles as a guest during training camp and asked him back. “He is a tremendous offensive-minded football coach,” Jackson said following Wednesday’s practice. “I’m always looking at different ways of doing things and preparing things. What happened at Baylor is at Baylor.” Briles wore Browns coaching gear on the field and spent most of his time with the

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PARTY OF TWO Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson invited former Baylor Bears head football coach Art Briles to Cleveland’s practice Wednesday, Oct. 12. Jackson has had Briles as a guest during training camp and asked him back.

team’s quarterbacks during the portion of the workout open to reporters. He did not speak to the media. Jackson said he understood why there might be questions

regarding his willingness to bring in Briles. “I think everybody deserves an opportunity to kind of do what they do,” Jackson said. “I respect everybody’s feelings

and I don’t condone anything or not, but that is not for me to judge. The opportunity to pick his brain and to have him be around and talk to him and get

to know him outside of all of that in a different capacity was what was important to me.” Jackson made it clear Briles is his guest and will not be here for “a long time.” When he visited Cleveland earlier this summer, Briles spent time talking with several of his former players who are now Browns: quarterback Robert Griffin III, rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman, offensive lineman Spencer Drango and wide receiver Josh Gordon, who recently entered a rehab facility days before his NFL suspension expired. The 60-year-old Briles was suspended in May after a law firm released a 13-page report that accused Baylor coaches and staff of interfering with investigations into sexual assault complaints against some players, and even impeding potential criminal proceedings. “We have all been kind of knocked down before. I have,

too,” Jackson said. “I have been unfairly judged before and judged correctly, too. I try not to do that with people. I try to take people for face value and who they are and what they are. I just know I have met him and have talked to him extensively, and I think whatever has happened at Baylor, I am not condoning or him being here says that we condone anything. I have talked this through with our upper management because I asked is it OK for him to be here with me as my guest, and I got the OK. “It was a good conversation with our people here and I think they understood where I was coming from. I don’t want to make it seem like, well, I’m trying to extend the olive branch. I’m trying to learn some other things that I think are good, but also getting to know somebody on a whole different level, which I think is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

Piercy leads at Safeway Open DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Scott Piercy began the new PGA Tour season by pouring in putts and setting the course record at Silverado, a 10-under 62 for a two-shot lead Thursday in the Safeway Open. Conditions were practically perfect in the morning, and Piercy took advantage. He made 12 birdies , only three of them from inside 10 feet, and he even missed a pair of birdie chances from inside 8 feet. He wasn’t alone in attacking Silverado. Paul Casey, coming off a pair of runner-up finishes in

the FedEx Cup playoffs that signaled a return to form, birdied his last three holes for a 64. Patton Kizzire also shot a 64. Jon Rahm of Spain, who earned his PGA Tour card from sponsor exemptions last season after wrapping up his college career at Arizona State, began his PGA Tour career as a member in fine fashion. He made a hole-in-one — the first one of his life — on his second hole, the par-3 11th. His 7-iron from 173 yards flew straight into the cup. “Very special moment,” Rahm said. “It was hard to believe. I actually thought it hit inside the hole and bounced

out.” Phil Mickelson , playing a domestic PGA Tour event in the fall for the first time in a decade, played in the afternoon and made the turn in 1 under. Mickelson and Casey have had the best calendar years without winning based on the world ranking points they have earned. Mickelson is playing his final tournament of 2016, while Casey plans to play the next two in Asia before taking off the rest of the year. Casey played in the group in front of Piercy and did his best to keep pace. He made eight birdies on a bogeyfree day at Silverado. The big

change for Casey was a new driver as he slowly transitions away from Nike, which is getting out of the equipment business. Casey ended last season three weeks ago at the Tour Championship with a 64, and started the new one with a 64, so the time off didn’t hurt him. “I’m looking at this as a continuation of the year,” he said. “I know the slate’s been wiped clean and we start the FedEx Cup all over again, but I’m looking at this to try to cap off my season. I’ve got three opportunities to try to win a golf tournament, and I haven’t done that yet this year.”

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