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Club hockey petitions to reinstate buses Team works to lift ban on busing services after illegal drug case By Andrew Dawson
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Marquette club hockey team members collected more than 350 signatures in the AMU Wednesday and Friday.
After having its buses taken away last semester, the club hockey team is petitioning to bring them back. Marquette’s Department of Recreational Sports ended the contract with Lamer’s Bus Services Inc., the company originally providing transportation, and prohibited the team from signing with another company after students were found consuming illicit drugs in the back of one of the buses Oct. 25. However, buses continued until the next week with Lamer’s providing services to the home games the following weekend. Hundreds of fans used to attend the team’s home games at The Ponds of Brookfield Ice Arena, about 13 miles away by car, but freshman goalie Alejandro Anderson said since the bus ban, the stands now lack
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a student presence. “Everyone loves coming and the team loves that the fans are there,” Anderson said. “It’s just a great environment and now it’s like 20 people and mostly parents.” Last Wednesday and Friday, the team set up a table in the Alumni Memorial Union to encourage students to sign a petition to reinstate transportation services. So far, the team has more than 350 signatures. It hopes to get at least 500 and present it to the Department of Recreational Sports in hopes of reversing the ban. “There has not been any word from Rec Sports or MUSG regarding the future of the buses,” Ryan Zanon, club hockey president and captain, said in an email. “My plan is to hand in the original copy (of the petition) to MUSG so that they can send it to Rec Sports, seeing as that they speak on behalf of the student body here at MU. I feel strongly that the support and backing of MUSG will really open up the eyes of Rec Sports.” The team originally charged $5 for admission to games, but after being told by Marquette University that charging for attendance was not allowed because it would make the team a profitable organization. The team was allowed to charge for the buses because they organized it themselves. Zach Bowman, MUSG executive vice president, said he believes the decision by the Department Recreational Sports was an administrative decision made without student input. “(Club sports) presidents usually meet once a month, but this decision was probably came down from whoever is in charge of recreational sports in general,” Bowman said. MUSG cannot necessarily pick a side in the matter, according to Bowman, but it can help assure that future decisions affecting the team are fair. “The team has a lot of work to do on their end and we’ll be there for them if they need us,” he said. With only four home games remaining on the schedule, it will be difficult to have buses back this season; however, the team still plans on pushing for the return of buses after the season ends in hopes of having them reinstated next year. “It is a bit time pressing fancying the idea of buses again for this year, however it is my goal as president of the team to get the buses back for my teammates and Marquette students,” Zanon said in an email.
allegedly distributing the drugs. The students await university conduct and legal action, but according to Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communication, the university is focused foremost on the students’ health. “We take the safety and wellBy Matt Kulling being of our students very email@example.com ously and expect all of our students Five students were admitted to uphold Marquette’s values,” to the hospital late Sunday night Dorrington said in an email. “The after reportedly ingesting an ununiversity is grateful for the swift specified illegal action our Departdrug. ment of Public Interim DirecSafety, Residence tor for the DepartHall staff and law ment of Public enforcement partSafety Russell ners who immediShaw said an ofately responded to ficer arrived on the the students. The scene at McCoruniversity has exmick Hall Sunday. tensive drug and He said that due to alcohol educamedical concerns tional programs, and concern for including a dedithe students’ safecated coordinaBrian Dorrington, senior director tor who works to ty, they were taken of university communication to Sinai Samaritan educate students Hospital in downtown Milwauabout associated risks.” kee for treatment and evaluation. Last week, there were five sepaAs part of the investigation, rate instances of drug violations in one female student was also McCormick, O’Donnell, Schroeder taken into custody by the Miland Straz Halls. waukee Police Department for
Five students await university conduct and legal action after DPS found them allegedly using illegal drugs in McCormick Hall Sunday.
Students treated at Sinai after reportedly ingesting illegal drugs
We take the safety and wellbeing of our students very seriously and expect all of our students to uphold Marquette’s values.”
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Student housing dedicated to its founder and director. PAGE 2
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Les Aspin dedicates house to its founder D.C.-based internship program renames its student apartments By Natalie Wickman
The Les Aspin Center for Government dedicated its student apartment house to its founder and director, the Rev. Timothy J. O’Brien in Washington, D.C. Monday. Approximately 125 Marquette affiliates and alumni attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which renamed the building “O’Brien House” in honor of O’Brien’s work developing the program from a single internship in 1984. “My thought on the building is that it’s not so much about me but the generous people who gave to Marquette and helped kids enter into lives of public service,” O’Brien said. The center provides select Marquette students with internships and study abroad opportunities in Washington, D.C. and Ghana where they work with federal agencies, congressional offices and international leaders. While attending the center, Marquette students live in the student apartment house, which Photo courtesy of the Les Aspin Center was owned by Jackie Lewis, a Marquette alumna. Lewis The Rev. Timothy J. O’Brien greets former Les Aspin interns with his dog Buppy outside the Les Aspin Center in bought the building to finan- D.C. The center is down the street from the student apartment building that was named in O’Brien’s honor. cially help O’Brien build the center in Washington, D.C. in the College of Arts & Scienc- about the center now as he was “It’s tempting to enroll lots of “(Lewis) anes and co-chair when he campaigned for its people and have the high numnounced at the of the Les Aspin development 25 years ago,” bers,” O’Brien said. “But I’m Aspin Center’s Alumni Council, MacMaster said. about quality and seriousness, 25th anniversaid she thinks O’Brien said he wants to con- and you don’t do that by runsary celebration the dedication tinue focusing on Marquette ning people through programs.” last fall that she is the perfect students’ enrichment and develLes Aspin programs put was donating the way to celebrate opment through his future work an emphasis on public serbuilding to MarO’Brien’s years with the center. vice and spiritual developquette and dediof service to “My commitment is to experi- ment as students work to cating the buildMarquette. mental learning and opportuni- understand public policy ing in honor of “I attended ties for students to engage in a and international exchanges. .” O’Brien,” said the Les Aspin complex world,” O’Brien said. “I am so proud to be an alumKathryn Hein, Center in the In order to study with the nus of the Aspin Center; livThe Rev. Timothy J. O’Brien, summer before Les Aspin Center, students ing and working in D.C. was assistant direcdirector of the Les Aspin Center the 25th anni- must go through a selective a transformational experience, tor of the Les Aspin Center’s versary and it application process that limits and it wouldn’t have been posMilwaukee branch. was clear to me then that Fa- attendees to a small amount sible without Father O’Brien,” Rachel MacMaster, a senior ther O’Brien is as passionate of serious students. MacMaster said.
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DPS Reports Jan. 13 Between 6:20 p.m. and 6:25 p.m., a student reported that unknown person(s) removed his unsecured unattended cellphone estimated at $300 in the 1400 block of W. Kilbourne Ave. MPD was contacted. Jan. 15 Between 8:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., a person not affiliated with Marquette reported that unknown person(s) removed his unsecured, unattended iPhone from a business in the 1600 block of W. Wells St. The estimated loss is $700 and MPD was contacted.
Jan. 16 Between 4:00 p.m. and 5:20 p.m., a student reported that unknown person(s) removed her unsecured, unattended property estimated at $72 from the Alumni Memorial Union. Jan. 17 At 1:58 p.m., a student battered another student and a person not affiliated with Marquette in a business in the 1600 block of W. Wells St. and was cited by MPD. Medical assistance was declined.
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Events Calendar JANUARY 2014
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Tuesday 21 ClubGlobal Meeting, Cudahy Hall 143, 6 p.m. Formal Recruitment hosted by the Panhellenic Association, AMU Ballrooms, 7 p.m.
Guest speaker Ben Domenech hosted by College Republicans, Marquette Hall 100, 7 p.m. Bible study hosted by St. Robert Bellarmine Society, AMU 254, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 22 Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons, Bradley Center, 7 p.m. Karaoke Wednesday, Saloon on Calhoun with Bacon, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
UWM sued over student elections Students file lawsuit alleging school set up ‘puppet government’
According to the formal complaint by the plaintiffs, “The USC has no authority, express or otherwise, to hear a case brought by the chancellor against the student government.” By Benjamin Lockwood After the emergency order firstname.lastname@example.org took effect, the student court issued a new election to take Two University of Wisconsin– place that would override the Milwaukee students are suing previous one. It then made the school for what they claim itself the “Interim Administo be the unlawful dissolution trator” of the Student Assoof their democratically-elected ciation, and created a Board governing body and for the al- of Trustees to administer as its legedly illegal invalidation of subordinate, according to the the 2013-14 student election. official complaint. According to the official comScott and Siddique said in the plaint filed by plaintiffs Taylor formal complaint that they conScott and Musider the board hammad Sidto be an illegal dique, former “puppet governmembers of ment” for the UWM’s nowuniversity. Since defunct student June 1, 2013, the government, Board of Trustthe university ees continued “usurped for on as the official themselves the governing body power and aufor the students Taylor Scott, former member of UWM. thority which of the now-defunct UWM legally belonged According to student government the complaint, to that student government, and Siddique applied ultimately to the students of the for a position on the board, but institution.” was informed he did not qualify. In a letter written to the presi“The basis for disqualificadent of the former student gov- tion was not disclosed, and ernment, UWM’s Chancellor Plaintiff Siddique knows of Michael R. Lovell mentioned a no legitimate reason why he list of grievances an indepen- would not qualify,” the official dent investigation led by mem- complaint said. “On informabers of UW-Whitewater found tion and belief, he was excluded against the student government. because Defendants Lovell and These included ballot issues, (Vice Chancellor of Student Afconflicts of interest and reliance fairs, Michael) Laliberte and on old, now-amended, bylaws their allies believed he would that were allegedly used to pre- assert student rights under vent certain students from tak- statute 36.09(5).” ing office, among other things. Wisconsin statute 36.09(5) After the student govern- defines “shared governance” ment dissolved, it was re- rights in the University of Wisplaced by a Board of Trust- consin system, and it guarantees ees, and all students elected in students the right to formulate the 2013-14 student elections their own representative govwere permanently barred from ernments. According to the oftaking office. ficial complaint, shared gover“Based on the numerous issues nance laws should allow for an that directly affected the fair- impasse in cases of conflicting ness of these elections and the interest between the university ability of the students outside of and the student government, the current governing party to rather than allowing the univerparticipate, the administration sity to overrule decisions made will not recognize the current by the student government. election results as valid,” Lovell The uncorrupted continuation said in the letter. “As you may of shared governance in UW know, this is an unprecedented schools is what Scott feels is decision by the UWM adminis- most threatened by the dissolutration, but I believe it is war- tion of the student government, ranted under the circumstances he said in an email. based on the egregious nature of “A challenge to one shared the many procedural flaws in the governance group is a chalelection process.” lenge to all shared governance Scott disagreed with the find- groups, and everyone has a ings, however, claiming that the lot to lose,” Scott said. investigation was faulty. The next step, Scott said, is “What he is mentioning he for the court to address its indraws from the ‘independent’ junction request to “stop the investigations into the elections largely irreparable harm caused by UW-Whitewater,” Scott said by the illegal referendum that is in an email. “That report is base- going to take place this week.” less and without any documenMUSG President Sam Schultz tation or fact. We were going to declined to voice his opinion appeal the action by the Chan- on the case, but said he hoped cellor to the Board of Regents, the situation would be resolved but then the University Student quickly so that UWM student Court decided to extralegally interests would be represented. invalidate the elections because “It saddens me to think that of the Chancellor’s action.” because of whatever happened, The student court issued an students at UWM will miss out “emergency order” after receiv- on participating in and enjoying the letter from the chan- ing the labors of a effective stucellor. The named petitioner dent government,” Schultz said was Lovell, and the named in an email. defendant was the Student UWM’s media contact did not Association of UW-Milwaukee. return comment for this story.
A challenge to one shared governance group is a challenge to all shared governance groups.”
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MPD strives for safety after Grand Avenue gun discharge Incident unrelated to spike in gun-related MKE homicide rate By Matt Kulling
Following a report that a gun was fired at Grand Avenue Mall Thursday, the Milwaukee Police Department is investigating measures to keep the community safer. According to police, an officer stopped two teenagers trying to enter Grand Avenue Mall on Wisconsin Avenue and Third Street in downtown Milwaukee Thursday. When the officer questioned whether they should be in school, one of them removed a gun from his person and tossed it to the ground. The gun reportedly went off when a passing vehicle ran over it. No one was injured during the incident. Lt. Mark Stanmeyer of the Milwaukee Police Department, said the 14-year-old boy had several open warrants for other incidents. “In addition to having open warrants for several crimes including burglary and auto theft, the boy is a suspect in an armed robbery and wanted as a runaway from a group home,” Stanmeyer said. “The boy faces possible charges of resisting and possession of a dangerous weapon by a child.” The gun-related incident at Grand Avenue is just one of a
Despite the spike in shootings (in 2013), we fortunately haven’t had to deal with anything on campus.” Russell Shaw, interim director for DPS string of shootings occurring across the nation this past week. However, Stanmeyer said that despite it occurred in a public place, the incident Thursday is not characteristic of other recent shootings across the country. Last Tuesday, a preteen boy reportedly entered a middle school gymnasium in New Mexico with a sawed-off shotgun, intending to kill. The suspect ended up shooting two young students. One victim is in critical condition and one is in stable condition at a local hospital. Last Friday, two 15-year-old students were wounded when gunfire erupted at a Philadelphia charter school. In Indiana Wednesday, two women were shot to death by a man at a supermarket. The incident ended with police shooting and killing a 22-year-old man, who may have known the victims. On Jan. 13, a 71-year-old retired police officer reportedly shot and killed a movie-goer who was texting his daughter moments before a screening of the movie “Lone Survivor,” police said. Nicole Oulson, the wife of the 43-year-old victim, Chad Oulson, was shot in the hand trying to defend him. Despite this string of shootings, national statistics
indicate that violent crime is not as prevalent as it seems. Though violent crime increased just under 1 percent nationally in 2012, it decreased steadily for the past two decades, since the early 1990s. In the decade since 2000, the nation’s homicide rate declined to levels not seen since the 1960s, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. In Milwaukee, however, the homicide rate is not aligned with the national trend. According to a Jan. 1 story in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, there were 106 homicides in 2013, the highest number since 2005. Interim Director for the Department of Public Safety Russell Shaw told the Marquette Tribune in a Sept. 10 story that, despite the city’s spike in shootings, none of them took place on Marquette’s campus and that students should still feel safe on campus. “The university gives us a lot of resources and manpower, and to be effective, we have to be diligent,” Shaw said. Shaw added the department has not needed to do anything specific in terms of officers on patrol or other measures. “Despite the spike in shootings (in 2013), we fortunately haven’t had to deal with anything on campus,” he said.
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Brian Ulrich depicts a grocery store in Kenosha, Wis.
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EXHIBITS QUESTION CONSUMER TENDENCIES
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Josephine Meckseper contributes to “Between Critique and Absorption.”
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Brent Budsberg constructs The Print Room with an 18th century style. Photo via Flickr
Shinique Smith’s sculpture of clothing, fabric and wood sends viewers a message regarding consumer waste.
Four exhibits give depiction of trends in consumerism By Brian Keogh
The newest exhibitions at the Haggerty Museum of Art, opening Wednesday, combine art with economic trends by addressing consumerism and what we do with the items we accumulate. The theme grew from the work of artist Brian Ulrich, whose three series of photographs, “Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001-2011,” chronicle the boom and bust of that decade. As his focus shifted with the economy, the images of shoppers at supermarkets and malls transformed into the cluttered excess of thrift stores and gave way to the abandoned and empty buildings the recession created. “The artist became very interested in the economics of the United States and how, at the time of 9/11, we were told it’s patriotic to go and buy things. He’s not trying to say buying is bad but really about thinking how this has impacted our
life,” Lynne Shumow, curator of education, said. The true practice under scrutiny is the way we react to this choice while shopping. “This idea of buying inexpensive goods (is) almost more than we can deal with, and so you have all these thrift stores and he photographed all these people overwhelmed by all these goods,” Shumow said. It is from this idea that the four exhibits grew, all touching upon the mass consumption of capitalistic society. The ground floor exhibit, “Between Critique and Absorption,” examines and delves into consumerism through the work of six contemporary artists in a variety of mediums. Especially fascinating are the mock-up advertisements of the ubiquitous IKEA furniture that attempt to provide us with a sense of individuality on a cheap mass-produced scale. Also impressive in this exhibit are the receipt tapestries of artist Gabriel Kuri, a clever comment on the disposable record we create daily and are painstakingly reproduced on the woven fabric. The two tapestries contain the same basket of goods bought two years apart artistically showing the change
in prices. “It’s talking about basic necessities and what it costs to live and receipts create a record about one’s life,” Shumow said. Upstairs, the other two exhibits are collaborations with and curated by the Chipstone Foundation. Chipstone manages the world class private collection of Stanley and Polly Stone, a husband-wife team who used their fortune to collect and preserve decorative artwork and ceramics with historical significance. The first of the exhibits put on by the Foundation is “An Aesthetic Afterlife.” All of its works were constructed with secondhand objects by six Wisconsin artists whose keen eyes scavenged items from dumpsters or street corners and given the items another chance. Some of the art is made with recycled bags to create sculptures that will grow as the Haggerty’s waste piles up over the course of the semester. Artist Yevgeniya Kaganovich’s vision will be further communicated to students in several workshops in which students have the opportunity to assist her in the creation of the garbage bag sculptures. The fourth exhibit, “The Print Room,” may be the most impressive undertaking in the
museum. Working with the Chipstone Foundation, the Haggerty transformed part of its upper floor into a model of an 18th century printing room, which became popular among the upper classes to display their ceramics. “You create for the visitor a transformative experience and museums are at their best when they are transformative,” said Jonathan Prown, executive director of the Chipstone Foundation. For Prown, creating such spaces and changing the way audiences experience museums is an important part of not only conveying an artistic argument but getting the audience to stick around in the first place. “In the 21st century, museums have to change ... if when you get there it’s just kind of boring taxonomies and chronologies that don’t make much sense, it’s not going to keep you around,” he said. Such creations, though, only last for so long before the museum wants a new one, and they become waste. The pressing question, given the exhibitions’ meditations on consumerism and its waste, is what will happen to “The Print Room” May 18 when the exhibitions come to a close? It turns out that much of the room consists of
reused materials. “We realized this room is really cool, and we like to activate spaces in this way,” Prown said. “We are going to take this room up to Chipstone and install it in the house. Prior to this, all ceramics were hand painted, if decorated at all ... and with the transfer print it meant that now retailers could put anything on the ceramic, so this is sort of expressly about consumerism.” “I think that we are in an age where people are consuming and consuming at alarming rates and our resources are diminishing at the same time so I think it’s a very important issue to be looking at,” said Brent Budsberg, who designed and built the room. “The Print Room is really about consumerism as well but in an era where those concerns weren’t as present. We weren’t thinking in terms of environmental issues and things like that in the 18th century when they were collecting transfer print ceramics but it is sort of a consumerism that evolved into where we are now.” As a whole, the Haggerty’s exhibits convey the artists’ concerns with our rapid produce and discard culture as well as their curiosity about how we deal with it, something Marquette students should wonder as well.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
‘Jack Ryan’ should stay in the shadows Chris Pine’s acting can’t save film from spy movie cliches By Taylor Gall
Special to the Tribune
It feels as though every single spy movie has the same cinematic elements: guns, a smart and sexy male lead, an equally hot love interest, and evil Russians with complicated names who are threatening life as Americans know it. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is no different, leaving critics no choice but to shamelessly file it as yet another predictable spy movie. The previous four Jack Ryan movies were adaptations of novels by Tom Clancy, but “Shadow Recruit” is a new, original story about the spy hero. After serving in Afghanistan, Ryan (Chris Pine) settles down as a broker on Wall Street, where he is secretly searching for patterns in the economy that would possibly indicate terrorist activity. When he notices unusual patterns in Russian finances, he is sent to Moscow by the CIA to investigate. Thinking he is involved in an affair (although it seems rather extreme to travel to Russia to visit your lover), his beautiful and nosey fiancee Cathy,
played by the delightful Keira Knightley, flies out to meet him. Once she arrives, she discovers Ryan’s line of work and is forced to go undercover as well. Ryan is left to outsmart and outrun evil Russian Viktor Cheverin (Kenneth Branagh, who also directs the film). Cheverin is a clever and cunning villain, using the power of his investments and money to attack America rather than violence. Luckily, Ryan’s mentor, William Harper (Kevin Costner), adds stability and authority to Ryan’s explosive mission. Following in the footsteps of the greats like Ben Affleck and Harrison Ford (and the sort-of-great Alec Baldwin) isn’t a task taken lightly, but Chris Pine fills the role of Jack Ryan well. Not only is he dashingly handsome, but also brings a fresh intelligence and daringness to the role. It’s a shame the rest of the movie doesn’t have the same effect. The movie has the potential to be a hit with a smart, well-written script, a cast full of talented actors and commentary on some reallife issues. For instance, “Shadow Recruit” plays on the fear of an economic or electronic terrorist attack, rather than a violent one. Cheverin invested millions of dollars into the U.S. economy, and if he were to withdraw his money, the government would collapse, sending the U.S. into another Great Depression.
Unfortunately, the direction of the movie is another story. The cameras zoom, chase and revolve at such speeds that it is sometimes difficult to tell what is going on. “Wait, who is that? Bad guy or good guy? Which is the one with the suit? No, the other suit.” This is typical of an action movie. No matter how common it is, speeding cars, shattering glass, thrown punches and fist fights are difficult to keep track of when the camera can’t keep still. Fortunately, Harper helps to clarify the mission’s purpose when the visuals and plot twists get confusing. Countless spy movies take place in “Axis of Evil” countries, are focused on saving America from certain disaster, star a mid-twenties white male and end happily ever after. If the movie had focused more on the tactical aspects of the mission and less on the action, car chasing and gun shooting, it would have appealed to a much larger audience. Although the visuals are confusing, the plot is simple and follows the spy action movie algorithm completely. This fourth installment proves that the whole franchise seems to have run its course. There are only so many ways to hate the Russians, only so many ways to do a car chase. Yes, “Shadow Recruit” is based in post-9/11 America and focuses on the possibility of another financial collapse, but the dynamism ends there.
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Chris Pine stars as a cinematic version of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
‘Blackfish’ reveals causes behind whale aggression
Fan buses unfairly suspended due to actions of a few
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Our view: We believe the suspension of buses to club hockey games wrongly places blame on the team and the majority of fans who have done nothing wrong. Club hockey players were still on the ice at The Ponds of Brookfield Ice Arena Oct. 25 when they received word that the three buses bringing student fans back to campus were forced to pull over following an incident involving an illegal substance. Despite the team’s lack of involvement in the incident, it faces the brunt of the punishment. The team can no longer provide fan buses through Lamers Bus Lines Inc., and Marquette’s Department of Recreational Sports will not permit the use of an alternative bus company. This ban on busing resulted in a dramatic attendance drop from upward of 500 fans down to around 20. Club hockey worked the past three years to drum up fan support – no easy feat for a club sport playing 20 minutes away from campus by car. It built momentum, setting record numbers of players at tryouts and spectators at games this season, with fan turnouts even surpassing some varsity sports. By these counts, the team has been a success story for the university. But now without available transportation to the games, fans are facing consequences that overshadow the success of the team due to the actions of a few. The suspension of fan buses has halted the team’s growth, and if fans cannot make it out to games, the team will lose support this season and possibly in the future. The club’s inability to supervise students on the buses was cited by the Department of Recreational Sports as the
reason it is not allowed to commission a new company. But how would the team ever have been able to supervise fans if players were still on the ice when the buses left? It is wrong for the club, along with its loyal fan base, to bear the penalty when the incident involved a few fans and the players had no direct role, having only commissioned the buses on which the incident took place. Players put in the time and money, paying dues of $1,800 for new players and $1,600 for returners, for their club to excel. The team receives just $9,945 from Marquette Student Government’s Student Organization Funding Committee for the semester, leaving the majority of funding for usage of the ice rink, referees for games and fan buses predominantly up to the players themselves through their dues. The team takes on the financial burden of the fan buses, so they should be allowed to seek out another company while taking action to ensure such an incident does not occur again. After appealing to MUSG for help and receiving no advice on how to proceed, the team began petitioning in hopes of drawing attention to the issue. Rather than writing the incident off, MUSG and the Department of Recreational Sports should hear the team out and consider bringing back the buses for the last few weeks of the season. The club hockey team showed it can draw spectators as well as follow the rules. Surely they will proceed with caution from now on. Club hockey has been a success for the university, and the actions of a few irresponsible students should not put the team’s future success in jeopardy.
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Nick Biggi I want to be a marine biologist. Being an advertising major and a marketing minor, that sounds pretty weird, but there is nothing I find more interesting than wildlife. When I was little, I had an unhealthy obsession with whales. In fact, I made my parents take me to the aquarium where SeaWorld’s famous orca whale, Keiko, was being rehabilitated four hours away from my home in Oregon. The first time was one of the most captivating experiences of my life. Initially, I was terrified by the size of the creature, but as time went on, I saw there was life in his eyes. Looking back, it is alarming to see such a physically large being in such a small tank. Although Keiko was the only whale in the tank specifically built for him, many whales in SeaWorld attractions are not given the same accommodations. The 2013 documentary “Blackfish” displays what happens to orca whales during their transition from the wild to captivity. The movie centers around one whale, Tilikum, who was captured as a two-year-old and sent to a small aquatic park in Canada. During his time there, the documentary says he played a large role in the death of a trainer and as a result, the park shut down and the whales were to be released into the wild. SeaWorld purchased Tilikum claiming they would use him for breeding and not for performance purposes. Former SeaWorld employees in the documentary say they were not fully informed of the Canadian trainer’s death and were left in the dark about the alleged violence Tilikum was capable of. In 1999, a man managed to avoid security guards and stay at the park after hours. The next morning he was found dead in Tilikum’s tank, according to the film. To
date, Tilikum’s most famous killing was of senior SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau. SeaWorld, based on some video evidence of Brancheau feeding Tilikum fish just before the attack, claims the whale pulled Brancheau in the pool by her ponytail. Onlookers, however, said Brancheau was pulled into the water by her arm. The incident occurred in 2010, but the public relations nightmare is just beginning following the release of the documentary. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration filed three citations against SeaWorld for failing to give its workers a harm free environment. In addition, OSHA hopes to make it a requirement that trainers remain a specific distance and have barriers from the whales. But if the whales were used as performers rather than attractions, it would be nearly impossible to train them from a far away distance. For me, the most telling moment of the documentary was when SeaWorld employees are asked the lifespan of whales. Their response was about 25 years in wildlife, but longer in captivity because they have access to veterinary care. Scientific research, on the other hand, shows orcas have the lifespan of a human in their natural habitat. I do not necessarily believe SeaWorld employees know they are lying, but rather they were trained to repeat the misleading facts. I have visited to SeaWorld twice, and I loved it. However, I truly believe that Shamu stadium needs to be shut down. It is irresponsible and cruel to have these animals taken from their families and natural habitats to be displayed in captivity. SeaWorld’s proportionately small tanks confine the whales from swimming as freely as they would in the wild and separate them from normal whale contact. The poor living conditions are causing mental and psychological harm to the whales, putting the animals, SeaWorld trainers and guests at risk. Brancheau was Tilikum’s most recent victim, but her death is not the whale’s fault. Tilikum was not the real danger, but rather SeaWorld’s exploitation of its performers – human and animal alike. Nick Biggi is a sophomore studying advertising. Email Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or suggestions.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
New Voting Rights Act amounts to an unjust compromise
Seamus Doyle Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner joined four democrats Thursday in co-sponsoring a modern Voting Rights Act, a law dating back to 1965 guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their race. The new bipartisan bill, proposed shortly after the Supreme Court nullified parts of the 1965 version, is a rare moment of governance for a legislative body that often falls victim to petty politicking. While the new version of the VRA would modernize these antiquated standards of determining which states implemented discriminatory voting laws, it falls short in a number of key areas. Part of the VRA the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional in June determined which states or counties were subject to federal oversight for previously implementing discriminatory voting laws.
With the Supreme Court ruling, the federal government lost oversight of states with historically discriminatory voting laws. As a result, state legislatures discussed a slew of voter identification laws. The loss of federal oversight is why a modernized VRA is being considered in the first place. One problem the new VRA falls dramatically short of addressing is gerrymandering, the practice of drawing congressional districts ‘creatively’ to mitigate or benefit a certain group’s voting power. While redistricting to mitigate a specific racial group’s voting bloc remains illegal, political gerrymandering is a common practice. Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District, North Carolina’s 12th and Illinois’ 4th are ideal examples of political gerrymandering. Both Republicans and Democrats are guilty of redrawing district lines to favor their party in the next election. By creating strongholds for Republicans and Democrats, the practice worsens the partisan politics that plague Washington and serves to mitigate the voices of millions. The new VRA should outlaw political gerrymandering by setting guidelines for redistricting. Another area of concern, which speaks to our larger problem with voting, is election Tuesdays. While largely accepted, there are drawbacks to weekday voting.
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Though employers are legally obligated to offer their employees time off to vote, they are not obligated to pay those individuals. Lower class voters who are often paid by the hour are more affected than their relatively more affluent peers. Many countries hold weekend votes or allow voting to occur over multiple days. With one of the lowest voter turnouts in the developed world, the United States should make it as easy as possible for voters to participate. Finally, the political animal: voter ID laws. Voter identification laws became a partisan battleground over the past few years, with Republicans generally being for them and Democrats against. Wisconsin is home to one of the country’s strictest voter ID laws, requiring photo identification to vote. However, an injunction was placed against the law that it is unconstitutional according to Wisconsin’s state constitution. The new VRA would allow states to continue to enact “reasonable voter ID laws,” Sensenbrenner said in a news conference. The VRA indicates that “plaintiffs have to show that a state or jurisdiction intentionally discriminated in order to ask the judge to require the state or county to get preclearance,” Amber Wichowsky, an as-
sistant professor of political science, said in an email. “The Sensenbrenner bill lowers that bar by not requiring that plaintiffs show intentionality. This bill carves out an exception for voter ID laws where a court would have to rule that the photo requirement was intentionally discriminatory.” The problem with this is that discrimination is ‘discriminatory’ by nature, intentional or not. In addition, voter fraud, which many cite as a reason for voter ID laws to be implemented, is by and large a non-entity. The Brennan Center for Justice, a non-partisan policy and law institute run by the New York University School of Law, suggested in a study titled ‘The Truth About Voter Fraud’ that “photo ID laws are effective only in preventing individuals from impersonating other voters at the polls — an occurrence rarer than getting struck by lightning.” A Voting Rights Act that included an amendment outlawing voter identification laws would surely fail in the Republican dominated House and, thus, the current compromise was struck. It’s just a shame that the compromise disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of otherwise eligible voters. Seamus Doyle is a junior studying international affairs and writing-intensive English. Email Seamus at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or suggestions.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
St. John’s steals first place
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The upstart Marquette women’s basketball team came up short on one of its go-to final plays Saturday and lost by a basket to St. John’s. The team shot 7 percent from beyond the arc.
Poor three-point shooting plagues 3-2 Golden Eagles in loss By Jacob Born
Down two points with just 6.4 seconds left, sophomore guard Brooklyn Pumroy caught an inbound pass and sprinted up the court. Pumroy dished a pass to senior guard Katie Young on the left wing. Young’s three point attempt bounced off the rim and the Golden Eagles fell to St. John’s, 49-47. Coach Terri Mitchell said it was a play the team practices often, but the execution
wasn’t the same. “Katie took it, which I’m happy she took it, but I still don’t think there was anything aggressive about it,” Mitchell said. “We need to play more aggressive and when we practice that, we’re much more aggressive of going to the hoop. I thought we backed off.” Young’s missed three pointer was a common theme for the Golden Eagles. Marquette (124, 3-2) shot a mere 7.1 percent from behind the three-point line. Marquette’s only threepointer came from the hands of senior Katherine Plouffe with 55.9 seconds left in the game to pull the team within one. Marquette had a chance to take the lead and possibly the game before Young’s shot. With
35 seconds left, Pumroy was sent to the free throw line. She missed both her free-throws, but Plouffe pulled down the offensive rebound. However, Plouffe turned the ball over, forcing Marquette to foul, which gave St. John’s a big enough lead to close out the game. With the win, the Red Storm moved into first place in the Big East, while Marquette dropped to fourth. Just like their three-point shooting, the Golden Eagles did not hold onto the ball. In the first half alone, the Golden Eagles had 15 turnovers. By the end of the game, Marquette had 25, the highest turnover mark of the season. These turnovers led to 25 points for the Red Storm. Mitchell said the turnovers were a major reason why
Marquette lost. “You’re going to have a difficult time winning with 25 turnovers,” Mitchell said. “St. John’s capitalized off our turnovers … All those turnovers equal a loss.” Marquette jumped out to a 10-8 lead by the 12-minute mark in the first half, but foul trouble really hurt the Golden Eagles. Pumroy got her second foul at 13:58 in the first, which significantly cut into her playing time. Freshman Ashley Santos, coming off the bench, had three fouls before the halfway mark in the first. As a team, the Golden Eagles allowed the Red Storm to get into the bonus at 11:16. “(Pumroy) had two fouls, Ashley had three fouls and
Chris (Bigica) has two fouls,” Mitchell said. “It definitely threw out rotation off.” A couple of bright spots for the Golden Eagles were Plouffe playing against a top Big East team and the team’s overall free-throw shooting. Plouffe registered another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, six of which were offensive. She also had four steals and was 100 percent from the free-throw line. Overall, the whole team just missed four free-throws all game and shot 91.7 percent in the first half. Marquette looks to climb back up the standings against Providence tonight at the Al McGuire Center at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Men’s basketball scores gutsy OT road win at Georgetown Mayo’s three-pointer forces overtime, Taylor, Dawson shine By Trey Killian
At the end of one of the ugliest games it’s played all year, Marquette was sitting pretty with its biggest victory of the season at Georgetown. Todd Mayo’s clutch threepointer capped a wild finish to the final minutes of regulation, forcing overtime and sucking the life out of the Verizon Center. Freshman John Dawson knocked down a few huge jumpers and senior Davante Gardner hit four clinching free throws as Marquette dominated the extra period en route to an 80-72 win over the Hoyas. After losing to Butler in overtime Saturday, coach Buzz Williams was pleased with his team’s response to a similar test two nights later. “I think God gives you the same test over and over and over until you pass it,” Williams said. “I’m not trying to be a preacher, not saying I’m prophetic. You get the same test
until you pass it…We passed it and there will be another test waiting on us tomorrow when we wake up.” Dawson, Gardner and three other Marquette players scored in double figures in what Williams described as one of his team’s best offensive performances this season. “I would say that’s probably the most balance that we’ve had in a long time,” Williams said. “I thought Davante was much more efficient, obviously John and Steve had their career games in regards to their production. Up by four points with 30 seconds left in regulation, Georgetown retained possession on an overturned shot clock violation that became a jump ball. After Reggie Cameron missed the front end of a one-andone, Gardner was fouled and knocked down two free throws to draw Marquette within two. Markel Starks answered with two free throws, but Gardner again cut the Hoyas’ lead to two with a clutch jumper. Starks made one of two free throws after a Marquette foul, setting up Mayo’s heroics. Starks put up a potentially game-winning three-point attempt as time expired, but it didn’t fall. Marquette found a consis-
tent scorer in the second half in Steve Taylor Jr. who finished with 14 to keep the Golden Eagles within reach. Dawson played 31 minutes to starter Derrick Wilson’s 12, a decision Williams said stemmed from Wilson’s foul trouble and Dawson’s newfound offensive stroke. “Steve’s been buried for a long time,” Williams said. “(He) fell out of the rotation when he was hurt, and has never gotten back into it. I thought he was huge, and John played with really good efficiency particularly for a freshman.” Taylor Jr.’s eight rebounds led Marquette to a 37-36 victory in the battle of the boards, and the Golden Eagles grinded out 17 second-chance points. The win drew Marquette back to .500 in Big East play at an even 3-3, and Williams saw it as a response to recent struggles that could start a positive trend. “If you take out the beatdown that Ohio State gave us early in the year, and you start chronologically going through our losses, it’s been a two-possession game with five minutes to play every game,” Williams said. “You can either respond to that in some point in time or just give into that.”
Women’s track defeats UWM Men beat IllinoisChicago but come up short against UWM By Andrew Dawson
In their first action of 2014, the women’s track and field team defeated UW-Milwaukee 84-49 and the men’s team defeated Illinois-Chicago 86-32 and lost to Milwaukee 78-55. The meet was hosted by UWMilwaukee Friday night. Illinois-Chicago only competed in the men’s events while their women’s team competed at a different meet. For the women’s side, the team performed well across the board. Veterans gave strong performances in the sprints and field events, while underclassmen dominated the long-distance events. Freshman Alison Parker (5:03.66) and sophomore Kayla Spencer (5:07.65) took first and second in the mile, respectively. Freshman Brittney Feivor placed first in the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:15.77. Juniors Elisia Meyle,
Rebecca Pachuta and Hannah Frett rounded out the top four. On the field, freshman Omo Tseumah placed first in the high jump for the second consecutive meet with a height of 5 feet, 6 inches. Teammates sophomore Tatyana Pashibin and freshman Bridget Bodee took second and third, respectively. Senior Carlye Schuh had some of the best performances of the day, finishing first in the long jump (5.91 meters) and triple jump (12.08 meters) and second in the 60-meter dash. “(The women) definitely had good meets,” coach Bert Rogers said. “The first early (meet), it’s less about getting marks as it is about scoring more points than the other team and I thought the ladies really stepped up and there’s lot of good stuff to build on.” The men’s team, plagued by early season injuries, competed without many of its key scorers, especially freshman jumper Dwayne Dash, who was out with a hamstring injury. “We definitely have some pretty athletic guys that were out,” Rogers said. “I don’t know if it would have helped us win, but it would have helped.” On the track, the men only
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placed first in one event. Senior Spencer Agnew took first by a little more than a second in the mile run with a time of 4:15.35. Illinois-Chicago also only won only one track event while Milwaukee dominated with five first place finishes. The men performed better on the field, yet still only pulled out three first place finishes; one in the pole vault event, which Illinois-Chicago and Milwaukee did not compete in. Redshirt junior Bret Hardin’s weight throw of 61 feet, 9 ¾ inches not only earned first place in the event but is also the third best distance in program history. Despite the early season injuries, Rogers saw many positives for the team. “There was a lot of good stuff in the men’s side to build on, but just not quite enough to get it done on the team’s score side of things for the first meet of the year, but now it’s on to the next one,” Rogers said. With the season officially in full swing, both teams will compete in the Badger Elite Invitational in Madison this weekend.
Richard Sherman talks trash for the right reasons
Patrick Leary In life, as in sports, the people who constantly go to bat for those they care about make the best friends and teammates. Sunday night, Richard Sherman stood up for his team as he has all season long, and the media crushed him for it. Before I continue, let me acknowledge my bias in this matter. I moved to Seattle when I was nine years old, and in the 11.5 years that I’ve lived there, the only two significant sports happenings were the 2005 Seahawks NFC Championship and this year’s Hawks team. I don’t really remember how I felt about the team when I was in seventh grade. However, I do know that the 2013 Seahawks have a better roster top-to-bottom and a serious emotional edge over the defining squad of the Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander era. Sherman is a major part of that emotional edge. Sunday, he clinched the NFC title for Seattle by tipping Colin Kaepernick’s pass intended for Michael Crabtree to Malcolm Smith. In interviews with Erin Andrews, Ed Werder and in the post game news conference, Sherman’s comments targeted the 49ers, especially Crabtree, and came across as aggressive. “Well, I’m the best corner in the game,” Sherman shouted at Andrews, roughly thirty seconds after the game’s conclusion. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gon’ get. Don’t you ever talk about me.” Sherman and the Seahawks talk more trash than any other team in the league. Sherman’s postgame rants were further attempts to get under the skin of the team’s archrival. What sets apart the “Legion of Boom,” the Seahawks secondary that also includes first-team all-pros Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor,
is it knows exactly how to talk. A perfect emotional foil for the Hawks is the Carolina Panthers. Last weekend, the Panthers chirped at the 49ers all game long and were called for numerous personal fouls. They came across looking like idiots. One week later, the Seahawks faced the same San Francisco team and played with the emotional advantage. Part of that came from the noise generated by Seattle’s Guinness Book of World Records crowd, but most of it started with the physical play and constant trash talking of Sherman and the L.O.B. However, national reaction has been largely negative toward Sherman based on his post game comments. ESPN’s Ron Jaworski sat on his high horse and said Sherman will eventually have to eat some “humble pie.” Associated Press sports writer Jim Litke wrote a column titled “Sherman wins the game, then loses his mind.” Far worse was the racial-slurlaced reaction that took place on Twitter following Sherman’s interview with Andrews. Deadspin.com, one of the few remaining honest, mainstream sports outlets, put the horrific reaction in a post that isn’t for the faint of heart as far as racism is concerned. It’s disturbing that people feel comfortable using the N-word to describe a fellow human being in such a hostile manner. What people don’t understand is Sherman doesn’t talk trash selfishly. Sure, he has a chip on his shoulder from being a fifth-round draft pick and has a beef with Jim Harbuagh and Crabtree. But he chirps because he loves the team he plays for and the city he plays in, and would do anything to advance his squad. If quarterbacks specifically avoid throwing in his direction (Kaepernick only challenged him twice Sunday), he has to use his voice to make his presence felt to the other 52 members of the opposing team. And if you still think Sherman is insane for his postgame rant after reading this, I only have one question for him. You mad, bro? Patrick Leary is a sophomore in the College of Communication. Email him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Patrickkleary.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Offense stalls in overtime loss to last place Butler Marquette blows 12-point lead and allows 20 OT points
By Kyle Doubrava
With three home overtime losses and an 0-5 Big East record, it’s no secret Butler was in dire need of a win Saturday. Marquette’s second-half collapse and poor overtime execution paved the way for Butler to earn its first Big East victory, falling 69-57 in Indianapolis. Davante Gardner scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds, and Jamil Wilson and Derrick Wilson each tallied 13 points for the Golden Eagles (10-8, 2-3). Marquette shot 5- of-27 in the second half, including 0-of-10 from long distance. “It wasn’t one guy, it was all of us,” Marquette coach Buzz Williams told 540 ESPN. “It’s hard to score five baskets in 20 minutes of play, and then to push it into overtime showed a lot of grit.” Kellen Dunham and Kameron Woods each pitched in 18 points for Butler (11-7, 1-5), with Woods adding 14 rebounds and two blocks. A three-pointer by Todd Mayo was partially blocked with 12 seconds left that would have given Marquette the lead in regulation. Jake Thomas was fouled, and his pair of free throws with 4.6 seconds knotted the score at 49. Dunham
heaved a half-court prayer as time expired, but it clipped the top of the backboard to force overtime. In the extra period, it was all Butler. The Bulldogs made a 7-0 run while Marquette settled for contested jumpers. After a Thomas layup with a minute left made the score 62-55, Marquette chased and fouled hoping Butler would continue to struggle at the foul line. The Bulldogs, who shot 52 percent from the charity stripe, shook off their lategame nerves and converted nine of 12 free throws in the closing minute for a double-digit lead. Butler, which lost coach Brad Stevens last summer to the Boston Celtics, suffered heartbreaking overtime losses at Hinkle Fieldhouse in recent weeks, sliding the Bulldogs into the Big East’s basement. Butler certainly did not play with the attitude of an 0-5 team Saturday, and it can thank the Golden Eagles for finally earning a mark in the win column after their long scoring drought. Marquette, pushing the tempo out of halftime, raced out to a 40-28 lead with 16 minutes left. It would then make two field goals in the ensuing 15 minutes to end up four points behind late. Dunham scored eight points in that span, including a baseline jumper with four minutes to go that gave Butler its first lead since the game’s opening possession. Jamil Wilson’s dunk with 1:17 to go made the score 49-47 in favor of Butler, and two missed free
throws by Marshall with 21 seconds left allowed Thomas’ foul shots to force the tie. “I think it puts a lot of stress on you defensively when you go those long stretches and you don’t score,” Williams said. “You do have to make shots. At some point you have to make bunnies, or you have to make shots in the paint, or you have to make uncontested open looks, and we didn’t.” Gardner provided much of the Golden Eagles’ scoring punch in the first half, scoring 13 points en route to a 32-26 advantage at the break. The Bulldogs would shut down Gardner in the second half, holding him to four points and making Marquette take shots where it’s least comfortable — the perimeter. The Golden Eagles put forth an abysmal 4-of-24 three-point effort for the day. Marquette’s 16 turnovers led to 13 Butler points. Williams remarked that the team cannot afford to turn the ball over on 22 percent of its possessions like it did. “That’s too high,” Williams said. “We need a shot. Even if we’re missing a shot, we need a shot attempt in hopes that we can get an offensive rebound.” The teams combined for only 10 bench points. Todd Mayo netted four for Marquette, while freshman Deonte Burton was scoreless in four minutes. Freshman JaJuan Johnson did not play due to a left ankle sprain suffered in practice Wednesday.
Photo by Gary Dineen/ Marquette Images
Jake Thomas and Marquette missed all 10 of their second half threes.
Big east notebook By Kyle Doubrava
Seton Hall, Providence earn surprise wins Marquette fans may remember when Seton Hall fell to the Golden Eagles by a mere point Jan. 11. The Pirates, despite sporting a 2-3 Big East record, adopted a more aggressive style this season and the latest evidence was a 10-point win at Georgetown Saturday. Fuquan Edwin led Seton Hall with 24 points on 5-of-8 threepoint shooting while Georgetown shot just 34 percent overall. The Pirates sealed the game from the outside, making 11-of-20 long balls. In addition to the loss at Marquette, Seton Hall’s two other defeats came at the hands of Villanova
and Creighton. Providence continues to play the role of the Big East’s dark horse after pulling away from No. 20 Creighton Saturday, 81-68. All five Providence starters scored in double figures, guided by Bryce Cotton’s 23 points. Creighton’s Doug McDermott scored 19, The Bluejays, one of the nation’s more prolific outside shooting teams, converted on only 4-of-19 three-point tries. The Friars are now 3-2 in the Big East and have a chance to finish above .500 in conference action for just the fifth time in 20 years. St. John’s still winless in Big East The Red Storm simply has
not lived up to its standards this season, dropping to 0-5 in the Big East and putting themselves in a position to not even qualify for the College Basketball Invitational. St. John’s was predicted to finish fifth by the league’s coaches and earned two first place votes. Preseason Big East Rookie of the Year Rysheed Jordan has not raised eyebrows to this point, averaging 7.4 points per game and 9.2 points in the Big East. St. John’s ranks eighth in the league in field goal percentage and eighth in assists, but does lead in blocks. The Red Storm still has plenty of chances to collect wins and rebound in time for March, but this cannot be the start coach Steve Lavin hoped for.
Player of the Week Bryce Cotton Senior Providence
game of the Week Villanova at Marquette Not everyone anticipated Villanova to be the elite team it has been this season, and perhaps not everyone anticipated Marquette’s recent hiccups. This is an especially pivotal game for
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the Golden Eagles, who have yet to pocket a resume-building win. They had chances earlier in the season against teams like Ohio State, San Diego State and Creighton but came out empty
each time. Marquette still needs to have a leader rise to the occasion in late-game situations. A breakout performance by one of its seniors could be the cure for its sluggish Big East start.
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Cotton led the Friars to two critical victories last week: a double-overtime win at St. John’s Thursday and an upset against No. 20 Creighton Saturday. Cotton had 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in 50 minutes against St. John’s and had 23 points and six assists against Creighton. Cotton has been on a scoring tear over the last few weeks, currently
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maintaining an eight-game streak of scoring 20 points or more. Averaging a career-best 20.4 points per game, despite shooting only 40 percent from the field, Cotton is projected to be a late second-round pick in June’s NBA Draft. If he sustains his offensive strength, he has a great chance to move up the board.
Published on Jan 21, 2014