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College Town lives up Pridefest 2010 to the hype First round of residents enjoy the all-student atmosphere


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College Town seems to be the crème de le crème of student living, according to some. It provides many amenities that most students could ever possibly want or need. This could be because it is a gated community designed specifically for students. The vision behind this is what leasing director Landon Smith described as a college student suburb on steriods. Brian Cummings, a junior, living in an Elmwood cottage said, “I love having my own bathroom, and how big the rooms are. There is so much space for three people.” There are many options available for students when choosing where to live. The most common are the dorms, Highland, Summit, Jacob

Heights, College Station and RentMSU houses. So why is College Town so sought after? “It’s just college students that live around me,” Amanda Chesness, a junior said. “I like the houses and the fact they are brand new, don’t have to deal with anyone leaving a mess, and the clubhouse,” Cummings said. The only complaint about the cottages themselves Cummings had was that the doors need to be slammed in order to be shut, which could be fixed with a maintenance request. Smith said the majority of the clubhouse was scheduled to be completed prior to move in date Aug. 15, but has continued to be delayed due to poor weather conditions. The hailstorm in June was the biggest setback, Smith said. To compensate the tenants for their inconvenience,

Smith spoke with the owner and made an agreement that will give each individual tenant a substantial discount for next month’s rent. Smith said the goal for the clubhouse is to be finished by homecoming and have a breakfast in the clubhouse. Because College Town is a gated community, it has its own security. Smith said if there is a complaint made Premier Security is supposed to give “two warnings, then break it up.” Smith said there will soon be cameras installed with coverage in common areas surrounding the cottages to prevent any irresponsible behavior. The community has been a success thus far said, Smith, adding that it was completely leased by Valentine’s Day last year and already has a waiting list for next year.

Check and our Youtube channel for more photos and video wale agboola• msu reporter Gosh Alice Jones emceed Pridefest 2010 at Riverfront Park.

Eliminating emissions Center of Renewable Energy Research almost complete


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wale agboola• msu reporter Though students have moved in, College Town is still under contruction, with the clubhouse nearing complettion as weather permits. Cameras will soon be installed to increase security within the gated community.

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INSIDE: Pride-a-licious: live from Pridefest (4), California officials back marijuana legalization (3), The Reporter’s Fall Gaming Preview (7), MSU Theatre Department’s fall lineup (8), Maverick football still undefeated at 2-0 (9)

The sound of machinery reverberates through an open garage door as the new Center of Renewable Energy Research nears completion. Minnesota State University’s cutting-edge science building is expected to be completed around Oct. 1, according to Project Manager Mike Lexvold. Located just feet from Wiecking Center, the 6,300-square foot facility will

house two scientific programs dedicated to reducing automobile emissions and helping to move people toward greater use of alternative energy. “The Center will provide a laboratory for doing cutting-edge research that will impact nations around the world as we strive for clean energy, pollution reduction and energy efficiency,” said MSU President Richard Davenport. “We will be one of the very few institutions in the nation with this sort of center.”

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ONLINE: Fashion, Photos and Video from last weekend’s Pridefest with MSU faculty Jess Flatequal and Greg Wilkins, performers and more, Research shows student media use is up, and New Podcasts from The Kid’s Take

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Non-trad center reaches out Members conclude many people do not realize they qualify


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The Non-Traditional Student Center has been around for some time, but recently members have come to the conclusion that not enough Minnesota State students realize they could qualify as “Non-Trads.” This is cause for dismay at the Non-traditional Center, since students there want to offer the resources they receive to fellow non-trads. A non-traditional student can be a parent, a spouse, a divorcee, a widow/widower, older than 24-years-old, a veteran, a commuter with a commute of more than 15 minutes or someone who did not go to college immediately after high school. About 3,000 students qualify as non-trads at MSU, but one will typically only see about a dozen students in the Non-Trad Center. “The Non-Trad [Center] has been a really great place for me to meet and connect with other students like myself,” said Nontraditional Student Center President Dave Brouwer. Brouwer meets the definition of a non-trad student because

he is a veteran and has a threeyear-old son. He became involved with the non-trad Center in 2008, his first year at MSU. Knowing he would be involved with it for some time, he agreed to run for a position and was elected president. Brouwer said it is challenging to balance being a student and a parent. “It can be very difficult to blend the two worlds together,” Brouwer said. “When my son is sick, I have to skip classes if I cannot find a babysitter. Many other Non-Trad Center members also have children, and they have really helped me when it came to dealing with student life and parent life.” Leah Hollenbeck is another non-trad student involved with the center. Hollenbeck is a sixyear “super senior” who first became involved with the center because of her long commute from the Twin Cities. She learned about the center through its university website. Though she now lives in Mankato, she remains active with the center because of her non-trad age and the friends she has made within the center. “[The Non-traditional

Center] offered a place where I can feel more connected with people who are not just the 18-year-olds right out of high school,” Hollenbeck said. “I have met so many good friends and learned so much from their life experiences.” The center came into being several years ago when the Minnesota State Student Association (MSSA) decided give the center a trial run. This included a full-time staff, and after three years and much lobbying from nontrad students, the MSSA made the center a permanent part of the university. Since then, the center was expanded from a “commuter lounge” into a real center in the Centennial Student Union. The center is

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Pot not serious crime Former law enforcement officials back marijuana legalization

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A group of former law enforcement officials on Monday endorsed a November ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in California, saying it would unclog court dockets and allow police to focus on more serious crime. The group supporting Proposition 19 is largely comprised of former or retired police officers, judges and prosecutors. Among them are former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan and ex-San Jose police Chief Joseph McNamara. Supporters said keeping pot illegal props up drug cartels and overburdens the state’s court system. Stephen Downing, former deputy chief for the Los Angeles Police Department, said the nation’s drug policy has failed, likening it to cutting off the leg of a spider to cripple it. “The drug organizations are more like starfish,” Downing said during a press conference at a West Hollywood park where

children were playing with their parents behind him. “You cut a leg off, it regenerates. We are dealing with a sea of starfish. The only way you kill a starfish is to remove its nutrient. And that nutrient is money.” If approved by voters, the proposition would allow adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Local governments would be allowed to tax its sales. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca recently said he would lead efforts against Proposition 19. His counterpart, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck, said he’s personally against the ballot measure, but his department has not taken a position. All nine former Drug Enforcement Administration bosses recently said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that legalizing marijuana offered the same threat to federal authority as Arizona’s immigration crackdown. Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, has said he opposes Proposition 19.

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ENERGY Plans to enhance MSU’s global reputation continued from 1 The majority of the building will consist of the 4,800-square foot Minnesota Center for Automotive Research’s (MnCAR) emissions lab. According to MnCAR’s mission statement, “a major emphasis of the center is alternative/renewable fuel research,” centering around the study of emissions, fuel economy and performance of cars, trucks, recreational vehicles and industrial engines. “The overall goal is to do research in fuel efficiency,” said MnCAR director Bruce Jones. In order for test results to be accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a facility’s equipment must meet certain specifications, Jones said. “Our system [in Nelson Hall] was put-in in 1996,” he said. “It doesn’t meet that EPA protocol.” The new facility will allow for the latest equipment and research that will be more sophisticated and accredited.  It will be the only lab of its kind in the upper Midwest, Jones said. In addition to MnCAR, the 1,500-square foot International Renewable Energy Technology Institute (IRETI) will also call the

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Center home. IRETI will focus its attention on possible sources of alternative energy used for heating home and commercial properties, said John Frey, a retired dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and interim director of IRETI. These sources of energy could include methane, wood pellets, wind or solar, any of which could help to meet Minnesota’s energy needs, he said. “This is really a statewide organization,” Frey said.  “It’s going to be good for Minnesota.” Planning for the $1.8 million Center began in early 2007, with construction beginning in April of this year. The building is expected to be handed over to the university from the contractor, Met-Con, around Oct. 15, Lexvold said.  The MnCAR program is planning to move in some of its equipment immediately, with

three projects slated to begin right after the handover. MnCAR is hoping to be completely up and running by late spring, Jones said. “I certainly hope we can be a bigger player,” he said. MnCAR wants the Center to not only provide students with a forward-looking educational opportunity, but also with help to create a revenue stream that will keep the projects coming.  The program has received calls from around the country and from India regarding potential work partnerships, Jones said. The idea is that not only will the Center provide renewableenergy solutions, but also will help to enhance MSU’s reputation on the global level.  “The modern Renewable Energy Center raises our national visibility and prestige and will provide numerous opportunities to work with both public and private sectors in solving important problems,” Davenport said.

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EDITORIAL: Brady comes to campus

First it was the Free Press joining the cause, and now Mankato’s own city council has voted 3-2-1 in favor of Mankato Mayor Brady resigning from his post as leader of our quaint city. While the majority of the council’s decision was small, and actually holds no water as to whether Brady will or will not resign, the council joining the cries for resignation is a telling sign that the city is ready to move on to newer, and better leadership. And they’re finally taking us into some consideration as well. Councilman Mark Frost spoke on the sheer hypocrisy the city was forced to face

when its leader was caught with a BAC halfway to death while pointing the finger of Mankato’s alcohol problems at its students: “For the last eight years, this council has focused on the college. We get the message out to students that you will be held accountable for your actions. It’s time we hold the community, and its elected officials, to the same standard.” Brady and Frost will be attending Wednesday’s 4 p.m. MSSA meeting in CSU 280. Now is your chance to hold Brady accountable as you have been.

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Tuition has skyrocketed over the last ten years. No matter what school you go to, chances are you are getting ripped-off compared to our parents’ generation. Most of us are racking up massive debt and all of us are having trouble finding jobs. MSU has had to cut 28 programs, reduce many more in size, and slash 13% of its faculty due to state cuts. Our very own Vice President of Academic affairs said on MPR: “It’s a very sad day because we’re losing a lot of outstanding faculty, and that’s very hard for the institution.” What does this all mean? Cuts made to higher education affect more than students in school now, but also recent graduates, our state’s future workforce. If a university program or major no longer exists, this can be hard to explain to a potential boss in a job interview. Imagine saying “Hey, my degree is in this nonexistent program. Trust me, it used to exist.” How did this happen? Well, tuition has gone up because our current governor has slashed funding to higher education in our state. See, here’s how it works:

Minnesota’s public colleges and universities are funded in part by the tuition we pay and in part by our state. It’s a long tradition that has made Minnesota great and given us some of the best schools in America. When they cut funding our tuition goes up and/or schools have to cut our programs. Unfortunately, that tradition has been eroded in the last 8 years under Governor Tim Pawlenty. Tuition has skyrocketed and jobs are harder and harder to find when we graduate. So, how do we change this? The good news is that we have an opportunity on November 2 to change this by electing a governor that will invest in us and the future of Minnesota. We can’t have another governor who thinks the solution to all of our problems is “cut, cut, cut.” We need a real investment in Minnesota. So, get registered. Go Vote. And let’s make politicians listen to us and the issues we care about. — Dave Meyers, MSU Senior and Get Up Minnesota member

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going through another change as it switches from a traditional leadership of president, vice president, secretary, etc. to a president with a group of active board members. Brouwer said the change was because more students wanted to become involved in the center. “When I asked… this semester if students wanted a more active role in the NonTrad, I was overwhelmed with a great number of people saying yes,” Brouwer said. “I held a meeting asking the students what type of leadership they wanted [and] a president and a four-member committee board was decided on.” Brouwer said he is pleased with the new set-up. “Having a president and committee board system will take a lot of work off of everyone,” Brouwer said. “In the past, the workload fell on a few shoulders to get done, and that… became overwhelming. Now, there is no one person in charge of a certain area and the workload will be evenly distributed over all board members.” Brouwer said elections with be the week of Sept. 13. “I’m very proud of the progress that has been made in regard to the Nontraditional Student Center,” advisor Ryan Yunkers said. Yunkers said there is still much to be done to spread the word about the center, but he said it is definitely worthwhile. “One of the biggest benefits of being involved with (or just being present in) the Nontraditional Student Center is that students are able to create a social network with similar students who can support them,” Yunkers said. “Students share similar struggles, and I see students helping each other with homework or even child care. Having this support can be the difference in helping students succeed.”

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“Halo: Reach” arrives today to give Bungie Studios its final sendoff to the story it began nearly 10 years ago, this time in the form of a prequel. Taking place shortly before the events of the first “Halo” title, gamers assume the defense of the earth-like colony Reach in their fight against the Covenant, a collection of alien invaders threatening to exterminate mankind. For “Halo” fans who may have been deterred by the franchise’s most recent spin-off and its general lack of narrative depth, early buzz has called “Reach” the most complete “Halo” experience to date and an early frontrunner for game of the year. Beta testing for the game’s multiplayer trial took place earlier this spring and was welcomed with praise and admiration from its massive online community.

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vs. Microsoft’s Kinect (above), due out Nov. 4 with a $150 tag, will go face-to-face with Sony’s Move (below), which is set to release Friday with a price range between $50 and question mark. The most important question is whether or not consumers will get tired of gaming’s latest trend before their arms do.

The latest “Rock Band” title promises to expand on its gaming experience by offering three-part vocal harmonies to its gameplay along with its newest instrument, the keyboard, when it launches Oct. 26. For those not counting, “Rock Band 3” will now let gamers form a band with up to eight of their friends. With confirmed song titles ranging from James Brown’s “I Feel Good” to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” players will be hardpressed not to find a track to their liking. “Rock Band 3” is sure to make for a great party game that will feel right at home when entertaining a room full of friends.

The sequel to its underappreciated platforming predecessor, “Little Big Planet 2” (3), set for Nov. 16, welcomes the casual gamer with a throwback gaming experience tailored with modern day technology. An arcade brawler spawned with the survival horror genre, “Splatterhouse” (4) is being called one of the most violent video games of all time. But whether fueled by excitement or just utter curiosity, “Splatterhouse,” coming Nov. 23, is surely one of the more anticipated games of the season. Let the discussion of whether or not video games are too violent commence, yet again.


Other notable releases: Real-time strategy fans should mark their calendars for the release of “Civilization V” (5) on Sept. 21. The addictive puzzles of “Super Scribblenauts” (6) comes to Nintendo DS owners on Oct. 10. Fans of the first game in the series should be very excited to get their hands on “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II” (7) on Oct. 24. The long-awaited “GoldenEye 007” (8) remake comes to the Wii on Nov. 2. Finally, sure to be on everyone’s radar, is “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” (9) coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 on Nov. 9.


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9 More previews: fall theatre next page photo courtesy of MSU Theatre Dept. Werner Heisenberg (Joseph B. Crook, left) explains to Margrethe Bohr (Jessica Dougherty) and Niels Bohr (Anthony DePoto) the way he feels.

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Fall theatre gets underway with “Copenhagen”


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Minnesota State’s department of theatre and dance is getting ready to open its fall season once again, and this year they are starting it off with a bang. Michael Frayn’s mystery play “Copenhagen” will kick off its studio season Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Andreas theatre. The play centers around two Nobel-winning physicists, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, and a conversation they had in Copenhagen during Nazi occupation. This conversation, which pertains to their work that leads to the creation of the atomic bomb, ultimately gives rise to a longlasting friendship between the two scientists. Michael James, director of

last year’s “Rabbit Hole,” will direct. Starring in “Copenhagen” is Anthony DePoto as Niels Bohr, Joseph Crook as Werner Heisenberg and Jessica Dougherty as Margrethe Bohr. The sizzling, award-winning musical “Chicago” is set to open on the Mainstage. “Chicago” was the most requested musical on recent audience surveys in the department and is sure to bring in quite the crowd because of its explosion on the silver screen that led to multiple Academy Awards in 2003. Senior BFA Musical Theatre candidate Aaron Alan plays the smooth-talking attorney Billy Flynn, who defends chorus girl Roxie Hart, played by junior BFA Musical Theatre candidate Laura Otremba, after she murders her nightclub lover and finds herself on death row. Senior BFA

Musical Theatre candidate Megan Volkman is sassy vaudeville diva Velma Kelly, who murdered her husband and sister after discovering them in bed together. Both are in search of fame, freedom and fortune in the midst of the roaring ‘20s. You won’t be able to miss the scandalously clad cast members and dancers in this saucy show directed and choreographed by faculty member Paul Finocchiaro, who also recently directed “High School Musical” this summer and the foot-tapping “42nd Street” last spring. If you loved “The Rocky Horror Show” last fall, you won’t want to miss “Chicago.” Also showing this fall is the dark comedy “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, directed by faculty member Heather Hamilton. Inhibitions are lost and secrets are revealed in this racy story

Fall Theatre Schedule

What: “Copenhagen” Where: Andreas Theatre When: 7:30 p.m. WedSat. Tickets: $7 for students, $9 regular, $8 discount

What: “Chicago” Where: Ted Paul Theatre When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct.2, Oct. 7-9; 2 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10 Tickets: $14 for students, $20 regular, $18 discount; on sale Sept. 22

What: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Where: Andreas Theatre When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1416, 20-23; 2 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24 Tickets: $10 for students, $14.50 regular, $13 discount; on sale Sept. 22

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What: “The Odyssey” Where: Ted Paul Theatre When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1113, 18-20; 2 p.m. Nov. 14, 20 and 21 Tickets: $10 for students, $14.50 regular, $13 discount; on sale Sept. 22

in which George and his wife Martha have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces in choice language that she has invited a young professor and his wife to stop by for some more drinks; that’s when the mystery George and Martha have been living is revealed. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, this is not one for the modest or virgin-eared. Homer’s “The Odyssey” gets the MSU treatment as department head Paul J. Hustoles directs this classic tale. “The Odyssey” follows Odysseus on his travels home from the 10-year Trojan war. While he is away, his wife Penelope and son Telemachus assume Odysseus is dead and must deal with men trying to win Penelope’s hand. “The Odyssey” will be the third of MSU’s Mainstage shows and opens Nov. 11 in the

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Ted Paul Theatre. Auditions will be held Sept. 20. Last year’s “The Rocky Horror Show” was such a resounding success that this year MSU is branching out once again to the outcasts of the musical theater world and putting on “Evil Dead: The Musical.” The comedy, which is based off of the cult film series by director Sam Raimi, centers around five college students who unleash evil spirits at an abandoned cabin in the woods, which results in all sorts of hijinks and hysteria involving zombies and ghouls and of course, lots and lots of blood. Dr. Heather Hamilton (who is herself a zombie connoisseur) will be directing the show. “Evil Dead: The Musical” will open Dec. 1 and auditions will be held Sept. 20.

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What: “Evil Dead: The Musical” Where: Andreas Theatre When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-4 Tickets: $7 for students, $9 regular, $8 discount; on sale Sept. 22

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Sports Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Young quarterback leads Mavericks past Wildcats PAT DELANEY

shannon rathmanner • msu reporter Sophomore quarterback Will Brogan threw three touchdowns in place of senior Steve Pachan on Saturday afternoon.

staff writer The Minnesota State football team traveled to Northern State Saturday for its conference opener. The No. 18 Mavericks were coming off a defensive struggle, as they opened with a 7-6 win over Northern Michigan. In the first quarter it looked to be more of the same for the Mavericks. The defense shut down the Northern State offense but MSU again had trouble moving the ball. This changed on the opening drive of the second quarter. After getting his first action in the season opener, Will Brogan got his first start Saturday for the injured Steve Pachan. Just like in the opening game, Brogan looked calm and comfortable leading the MSU offense. Brogan’s first big connection in the season opener went to sophomore wideout Cody Rose and it was again Rose who would help Brogan and the MSU offense get into rhythm. Rose’s fantastic catch on the fifth play of a second quarter

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drive turned the heads of fans and his scamper the rest of the way down the field got the Mavericks on the board first. However, Northern State showed on its next possession that they were not going to go down without a fight. Northern State running back Montrel Richardson took a handoff on the ensuing series and turned it into a 47-yard touchdown. The two teams went into halftime locked at 7-7. The defense was again impressive despite not having a lot of support from the offense. “We’re focusing on what we can control,” said senior defensive lineman Don Thomas. “We just try to keep working to get our offense the ball back.” MSU was able to get the ball back midway through the third quarter. The Mavericks then proceeded to drive down the field 80 yards which was capped off by an Adam Thielen nine-yard touchdown reception.

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Mavericks get shut out in two games at home In its first two games at home, MSU is outscored 7-0 over the weekend LEE HANDEL

staff writer The Minnesota State women’s soccer team challenged itself in 2010 with a very tough nonconference schedule. The hope for the team was to play quality competition and get ready for the conference schedule while picking up some standout wins to boost its NCAA resume for later in the season. The only problem for the Mavericks now is that things did not go quite as planned, and now there may be some questions that need answering heading into conference play. The Mavericks dropped its first pair of home games of the season last weekend, falling 4-0 to Regis on Friday before dropping a matinee game 3-0 to Metro State on Sunday. This gives the Mavericks a 1-3 record heading into their first conference game against St. Cloud State this weekend. After defeating Regis and Metro State last year in Colorado, the two teams both came to Mankato ready to play this year and won convincingly over the Mavericks. “We created some quality

chances, but didn’t capitalize on them,” said head coach Peter McGahey. “We think we’ve got a good batch of pancakes, but until you cook them it’s just batter, and that’s where we’re at right now.” Regis got out to an early lead Friday at The Pitch, scoring less than five minutes into the contest. The Rangers would later double their lead, heading into the half 2-0. They put the game out of reach early in the second half and added an insurance goal late to win 4-0. Things did not get any easier for the Mavericks on Sunday, running into a Metro State Roadrunners team that finished last season 21-1-2 and ranked fifth in the nation. With 13 upperclassmen, the Roadrunners remembered their previous loss and took advantage of a much younger MSU team. This game was more of a defensive struggle and the Mavericks battled hard, but the Roadrunners capitalized on three of their four shots on net while the Mavericks were only able to muster two shots on net. Overall, the Mavericks were outshot 16-5 on the weekend. “It was the same story, just a

shannon rathmanner • msu reporter Metro State celebrated a goal on Sunday during its 3-0 win over MSU.

different day,” said McGahey. “I think we are creating challenges for ourselves and making mistakes on the field that are in danger of becoming permanent habits.” Despite being outplayed as a team, a few Mavericks played well, including sophomore Cassie Weik and freshman Tori Meinhardt. Chelsey Eley and Brittany Cygan were also adequate in net

all things considered. Despite the two setbacks, McGahey feels the Mavericks’ best performances await them in conference play. “We live in a world where everyone wants instant results, but I think we’ll learn that those things you have to struggle for are what become the most rewarding.”.

Another sweep for the Mavericks TIGE HUTCHESON

staff writer

With nothing but NSIC play left in front of them, the Minnesota State University volleyball team couldn’t ask for a much better start to the season. After going 4-0 and winning last weekend’s Ferris State Tournament, the No.17 Mavericks passed their final non-conference test by winning all four of their games in the 2010 Hyatt Place Shark Classic in Fort Lauderdale, FL., and returned home with an 8-0 record. The Mavericks were prepared and began the tournament with a 3-0 sweep over the Christian Brothers University Buccaneers. Senior Amanda Beekman, who was named the NSIC Offensive Player of the Week the following Monday, led the charge on offense putting up 11 kills in the game. MSU also received eight kills apiece from Amanda Thompson and Chelsea Fogarty. Fogarty also led the Mavericks in digs with 12 in game one. Friday also marked a special day for the MSU volleyball program as head coach Dennis Amundson collected his 100th career win as the Mavericks defeated the University of West Alabama Tigers 3-1 in the team’s second game of the day. The momentum carried the Mavericks through day two as they swept both the University of the District of Columbia and the perennially talented Lynn University. Beekman continued her impressive play in Fort Lauderdale by once again putting up a team-best 18 kills against the District of Columbia Firebirds in game one. Senior Kimber Kuhl recorded nine kills, and junior Alli Rice led the Mavericks on defense by recording a team-high 11 digs in game one. In their final match of the tournament, the Mavericks rolled through the Lynn University Fighting Knights behind Fogarty’s team-high 11 kills. “I liked the way we finished,” Kuhl said, who was named to the All-Tournament team. “Towards the beginning it was rough, but towards the end I think we refined a lot of points of our game and we became the team that’s going to beat everyone else.” The Mavericks will begin conference play on the road against the 5-3 Winona State Warriors tonight in Winona at 7 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cross Country

New faces, same results — hopefully MSU hopes the loss of key seniors doesn’t bring it down in rankings DREW CLAUSSEN

staff writer This season the Mavericks Men’s cross country team will try to improve on their injury and sickness riddled 2009 season. Even though the team finished second in the NSIC, they felt that without their top runners falling under the weather they could have done better. This year the Mavericks will be looking to replace their three top runners from last year— Denise Mokaya, Jonathan Stoltman and James Karajsa. Even with a young fairly inexperienced team head coach Mark Schuck still has high expectations. “My goals have always been the same every year,” Schuck said. “We want to win the conference championship. That’s our goal” Schuck is beginning his 29th season as the Minnesota State head coach. The captains for this year’s team will be seniors Sam Lance and Dan Kromer. The runners have the same expectations for the team as their coach saying that their goal is the win the conference, advance to nationals and turn some heads at nationals.

Sophomore Jacob Bastyr will return as the top finisher from the NSIC last year. “The biggest thing to improve on is experience,” Kromer said. “We have a young team, and letting them know that this is their team too and they can take control if they want to.” The Mavericks started the season ranked exactly where they finished last year, second in the NSIC and seventh in the NCAA. They opened the season Saturday with a second place showing at the St John’s Invitational. Women’s The MSU women’s cross country was also hit with sickness last year, with many runners battling the flu early in the season, but rebounded to finish the season strongly. This year the team will look to replace three seniors and All-American Ali Paul who transferred for academic reasons. The team will be led by senior captain Jenny Hoese and Jenny Rogers who is a transfer from Augustana. Freshmen Heather Tobias and Laura Hughes should

photo courtesy of msu athletics and sports pix The Mavericks men’s team will have to recover after losing three of their best runners to graduation

also contribute. “It’s always hard to know where you stand in the conference before you have seen anyone compete,” Hoese said. “But we would like to improve upon our team finishes in the conference and regional meet. Another team goal is maintain a small time spread between our first and seventh runners.” The team lifts weights twice a week and usually has two hard workouts a week. Even with all the time spent practicing the team was named one of the NCAA Division II Women’s

Cross Country All-Academic Teams last year. “We stress academics to our athletes,” said head coach Jen Blue. “I am as proud, if not more proud, of their accomplishments in the classroom as I am of their performances in cross country and on the track.” The team started the season ranked fourth in the NSIC and tenth in the NCAA. “I think we are better team than that,” Blue said. “We have an extremely young team and I think we will surprise a lot of people.”

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The game appeared to be heading into a shootout when NSU again answered right away with a touchdown on its next drive. But another Thielen touchdown reception got the Mavericks a 21-14 lead and they didn’t look back from there. “I thought the offense did fine,” said head coach Todd Hoffner. “We left a lot of points on the field today and we’ll have to get better with that. We didn’t turn the ball over, so that is great and I am very proud of our players’ efforts.” Defensively, the Mavericks were led by senior linebacker Matt McQuiston who tallied 11 tackles on the day. Redshirt freshman Chris Schaudt also played a key role on the defensive line with three tackles for a loss. Brogan was the story of the day though. One wouldn’t have been able to tell that he hadn’t started a game in three years. Despite some rust, Brogan looked the part of a starting quarterback. Depending how long Pachan is out for, the Mavericks are going to count on Brogan. Brogan’s performance Saturday was a good sign. The Mavericks are now 2-0 and will be on the road this Saturday as they travel to play Minnesota-Crookston.

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