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THE PARTHENON Marshall University’s theatre department is hard at work preparing for next month’s “Anna in the Tropics,” including the costume shop. Joan St. Germain, costume designer and associate professor of theatre, has been preparing the costume’s designs since the show was announced in the spring. While she was able to get the fabric over the summer, the costumes operate on a more delayed schedule than other aspects of the show. “We are at a little bit of a disadvantage as we’re working on the show here because even though I was able to buy fabric, I can’t do a thing until the show is cast,” St. Germain said. While working on a delayed schedule can be a bit stressful, St. Germain said she is excited that “Anna in the Tropics” gives her the opportunity to work with 1920s fashion. “It’s a small niche population, Cubans in Florida,” St. Germain

said. “There is a particular twist that’s from their ethnic derivation that goes with the fashions of the time, so it’s fun trying to find those places where I can suggest a bit of heritage that has been carried across to a new world.” Nicole Peckens, shop foreman and cutter/draper, shared a similar outlook on the uniqueness of 1920s fashion. “It’s a different period than I’ve ever worked in before, so I’ve gotten to learn a whole new system of pattern grafting that I haven’t used before, so that’s pretty cool because it’s accurate to the period,” Peckens said. Finding the right costume and makeup for a character is a major aspect of his or her believability. “I do enjoy the psychological aspect of exploring clothing and presenting, trying to tell someone’s story outwards,” St. Germain said. According to St. Germain, the subtlety of costume and

makeup can impact the audience’s perception of a character. “A shift in lipstick, which you might not notice overtly, can suddenly change how you look at or see something,” St. Germain said. St. Germain said that playing with the scale in which small details are changed is key to making the change noticeable through the distance between the crowd and stage, while keeping its subtlety intact. A freshman class will be gaining experience on their feet throughout the process. “There are eight students that probably don’t know a lot about sewing who are going to be not only helping to build the show, but they will also be running it backstage,” St. Germain said. St. Germain, who has been with Marshall University for 15 years, said that the way she goes about preparing costumes has not changed much since she first started. However, there have been some changes.

“There’s no pretty way to say it: the money has changed,” St. Germain said. “I’m used to making miracles happen on a dime, now I make them happen on a nickel.” Student involvement has also seen an increased role in developing costumes. “I also, as time has gone by, had a lot more student designers doing work than when I started,” St. Germain said. “Then I am just there as mentor trying to make sure they’re making logical choices that will carry out well.” Even through a variety of work that needs to be done when preparing costumes, the goal remains straightforward. “Get it done and get it done well,” Peckens said. “That’s really the simple objective.” “Anna in the Tropics” will be performed Oct. 2 through Oct. 5 in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center Playhouse. Zach Haught can be contacted at


Going on four years as a member of the Marshall University men’s soccer team, senior Anthony Vigara has been a standout player for more reasons than his hair. In the midst of his final season for the herd, the business management major from Pittsburgh, Pa., took the time to show that there is more to him than what meets the eye. ILLUSTRATION BY KARLYN TIMKO | THE PARTHENON

Q: Describe yourself in one word. A: Joker.

Q: If you hit the lottery for a million dollars tomorrow, what would you do with the money?

A: I'd have to try and repay my parents for everything they've given me.

Q: If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you bring?

A: A hatchet, bow and arrows… and I'd actually like to have a dog.

Q: Where is your favorite place to eat it Huntington? A: Five Guys.

Q: What kind of shampoo do you use to keep those locks so luscious? A: Kenra Color Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner.

Q: What is your biggest fear? A: Public speaking.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush? A: James Franco.

Q: What would be your dream job? A: My dream job is to not have a job.

Q: If your life was a song, what would it be? A: “Fortune Soul” by Blackmill.

Q: What is your fondest soccer memory?

A: Having David Flavius as a coach when I played for the Allegheny Force Football Club growing up.

Q: Do you have any hidden talents? A: I'm pretty decent at ping pong.

Q: If you were having guests over for dinner, what would you prepare? A: Pancakes and bacon.

Q: If you could have one super power what would it be and why?


Barista Angelo Fioravante works at River and Rail Bakery, a locally-owned eatery located inside the Huntington Visitor’s Center at Heritage Station in Huntington, W.Va., Tuesday, Sept. 17.


THE PARTHENON For the last few years, the emergence of specialty restaurants in Huntington has become somewhat of a trend. That trend, in many cities, involves the routine regurgitation of the same restaurants labeled with different names. Before long, residents are met with a sea of interchangeable stores, rendering the names of these places less important than the food they serve. People want something new and unique. They want something that cannot be found around every corner. Kim Baker, the owner of River and Rail Bakery, wanted something unique as well. At a 2009 meeting at the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau concerning the revitalization of Heritage Station, she suggested the need for a bakery in Huntington. According to Tyson Compton, director of the CVB, part of the plan of the Huntington Visitor’s Center involved creating an experience for the visitor,

an experience that included an eatery. “In creating the outline for that visitor experience we knew that we wanted to have a food component, but our space was limited and we knew that we didn’t want to be directly responsible for operating it,” Compton said. “As we began working to redevelop the shops here, we held public meetings as a call to entrepreneurs.” Baker arrived at the first meeting with a catalog of business ideas. “I attended that meeting, and as the discussion went on, they asked what we envisioned for this space,” Baker said. “I had a list. I read through my list and when I mentioned a bakery that made bread, there was just a cheer in the room.” Of all the ideas on Baker's list, a bakery tapped into a passion nurtured since childhood. “I started baking when I was a child,” Baker said. “I learned from my mom and cookbooks. Both my grandmothers baked, but one of them did more baking than the other. She didn't

make bread that much, but she made cakes and pies.” Although Baker's original conception was to run a bakery that specialized in bread, the inclusion of pastries and coffee seemed like a natural extension of that idea. “Those things all marry together very well,” Baker said. “I did not realize the coffee and pastry part would be as big a component as it ended up being. These things tend to happen organically. One thing builds on another thing. If you’re going to serve pastries, which I knew I wanted to include, might as well have coffee, and if you're going to have coffee, make it good coffee. We try to make everything as best as we can make it.” According to Compton, the bakery has been very well received, and its overall presence has improved the location in many ways. “Visitors love the bakery,” Compton said. “The aroma sets a nice mood and makes our space seem homey. I think it helps everyone relax a little bit

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more while they’re here. And it has definitely helped to draw traffic to us, especially local people who might not otherwise feel they have a reason to stop at the Visitors Center.” Aside from its fresh baked bread, River and Rail offers a large variety of coffees and pastries. They also serve soups, salads and vegetarian sandwiches. Some of the most popular items on the menu include the breakfast cookie (an original recipe), the chocolate chip cookie, focaccia bread, French bread and strawberry salad. Free Wi-Fi is available to all customers. River and Rail will host the Bakery Jam Open Mic from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, which is open to all musicians with family-friendly material. River and Rail Bakery is located at 210 11th St. inside the Huntington Visitor’s Center. It is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Geoffrey Foster can be contacted at foster147@

A: I’d want to be able to teleport so I wouldn’t waste time exploring all the cool places in the world.

Q: What was your favorite class at Marshall? A: Yoga class was for sure the best.

Q: Who or what do you credit for all of your success?

A: The coaches that have taught me not only about the game but life lessons as well. Also my family for always supporting and being honest with me. Whether I play well or like crap they tell me how it is and that helps me be honest with myself. I think I deserve some credit too, because no matter what people give me or show me it's on me to get out there and just be me.

Q: What is your biggest goal this season?

A: My biggest goal this season is to help my team win conference.

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Herd trying to turn corner against VT By ADAM ROGERS

FOR THE PARTHENON Marshall University football (2-1) has one final test on its schedule before Conference USA action opens Oct. 5, and it could be the tipping point of the season. The Thundering Herd will head southeast for Saturday’s meeting with the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1) for the 12th meeting between the two schools all-time. Herd head coach Doc Holliday has faced Hokie head coach Frank Beamer 14 times since Holliday became a coach and knowing an opponent like he does could be valuable for a Marshall team reeling after a 34-31 loss to Ohio University last weekend. “Coach Beamer has always been known to be exceptional on special teams,” Holliday said. “Bud Foster, the defensive coordinator, has probably been there as long as Coach Beamer has. They’re extremely physical, they run to the ball and are very well-coached. Offensively they have had a couple of changes, but the one thing he wants to do is run the football.” The Herd turned the ball over four times, three of those fumbled away, in the loss to the Bobcats after coughing it up just twice in the first two games. Holliday said not giving the ball away has been a big focus heading into Saturday’s game with Virginia Tech, who has forced the third most amount of turnovers in the NCAA since 2000. “That’s something we do every day and it’s not going to change,” Holliday said. “The skill players are always working on ball security and good players will come back and respond and not

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Marshall senior tight end Gator Hoskins (26) turns upfield against Ohio Saturday, Sept. 14 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.

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let it happen again. That’s what good players do. Those kids are good players and I expect them to be better this week.” Defense has been a staple for the Hokies under head coach Beamer and defensive coordinator Foster, pitching 28 shutouts and holding opponents to an average of 16.8 points and 106.6 rushing yards a game. “Defensively, they are as good of a football team as you’ll find in this country,” Holliday said. “I’m not just saying that because we are playing them. Their stats prove that and Alabama moved the ball up and down the field against Texas A&M, but had a lot of trouble against the Virginia Tech defense. They’re extremely well coached. Their front guys are like clones. They roll them in and out of there and they’re all like 6-foot-2 and 300-pounds and can run. They’re good players.” Offensively Virginia Tech is led by redshirt senior quarterback Logan Thomas. Thomas, a Lynchburg, Va., native, stands at

6-foot, 6-inches, weighing in at 254 lbs. and has the ability to not only beat a team with his arm throwing the ball, but also with his feet running it. “Arm tackles don’t work, you have to wrap him up,” Holliday said. “East Carolina had him sacked a couple of times and couldn’t get him on the ground. He is a big, physical guy and you better wrap him up and you better get more than one guy there. He is a physical player.” So how does the Herd simulate a player so difficult to tackle such as Logan Thomas? “You don’t,” Holliday said. “Number one you just try to simulate what he does, like we do every week.” The last time Marshall and Virginia Tech met in football was a 30-10 win for the Hokies in Huntington on Sept. 24, 2011. Kickoff from Blacksburg, Va., for the Herd and Hokies is scheduled for noon. Adam Rogers can be contacted at

C-USA looking unfamiliar in 2013 COLUMN


FOR THE PARTHENON The Conference USA football landscape for 2013 doesn’t look like the Conference USA we’re all used to. A year ago, University of Central Florida and Tulsa ran rough shot over everyone in the league, with East Carolina not too far behind. Some parts are still intact, but others are much different. A still-strong East Carolina team is on its farewell tour, as the Pirates will be members of the American Athletic Conference beginning in 2014, and UCF has already made the transition to the conference formerly known as

Sophomore tennis player Dana Oppinger delivers a forehand during the 2013 spring season. By WILL VANCE

SPORTS EDITOR The Marshall University tennis team will begin their fall tournament season Friday at the Tribe Invitational at William & Mary University in Williamsburg, Va. The team will look very different from last season, with only senior Karlyn Timko, junior Kai Broomfield and sophomore Dana Oppinger returning from the spring’s 13-11 squad. Reinforcements have been slow in coming for the Herd, with only two of five freshmen having joined the team due to various circumstances. Fortunately for the Herd, the two freshmen, Anne Gulsrud and Rachael Morales, have already made a good impression on their veteran teammates.

“The two freshmen we have are really focused,” Timko said. “They take everything seriously and they came in with a positive attitude, which we really appreciate because in the past we haven’t had the best attitudes on our team.” Timko may be the lone senior on the Herd squad, but said the leadership on the team from top to bottom takes some of the pressure off. “Each of us is a leader on the team,” Timko said. “We all put the shirts on that represent Marshall and no matter if you’ve been here for one day or 100 years like I have, you’re a leader and you should set an example.” Head coach John Mercer, entering his 12th season at the helm of the Herd, has used

The 37.3 points per game against ranks the Golden Hurricane 112th in that category out of 125 FBS teams. Moreover, Tulsa is scoring just 19 points per game, good enough for 104th in FBS. I’m not a rocket scientist, or a football expert, but I know that teams can’t win games if they don’t outscore their opponents. That’s not the end of the Conference USA struggles though. Each week, USA Today ranks every FBS team, all the way from one to 125. The highest ranked team from Conference

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the influx of young players to change how his team does things. So far in the season, the main difference has been in practice. “We’ve been doing a lot of conditioning, like a ton of conditioning,” Timko said. “One thing [coach Mercer] really wanted to improve on was our conditioning and being able to stay out there for five hours like we had to against Tulsa or SMU last season because that’s where we fell short.” During fall, tennis plays in various tournaments around the region as opposed to playing team matches in the spring. This creates a different feel for the players.

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the Big East. So who does that leave Conference USA with? Tulsa is still a member, but the Golden Hurricane football squad isn’t quite as dynamic as it was before. After winning the conference in 2012, Tulsa has fallen to Bowling Green (34-7) and Oklahoma (51-20) already this season. Its lone win came in the home opener against Colorado State, in which the Golden Hurricane barely squeaked by the Rams by a score of 30-27. A prominent reason why Tulsa is struggling could be that it finds itself allowing nearly twice as many points per game that it scores itself.






SGA to appear in biweekly Juried exhibition on broadcast on WMUL-FM display at Gallery 842 By MORGAN WRIGHT

THE PARTHENON Marshall University Student Government Association announced they are participating in a biweekly on-air broadcast with WMUL-FM starting Thursday. The biweekly program will be used to discuss whatever SGA has going on at that time or issues that arise on campus. Various members of SGA will be on-air depending on the topic of discussion for that broadcast. President E.J. Hassan and Chief of Staff Jordan Wooldridge will be kicking things off Thursday. The first topic will be Homecoming. Student Government is still trying to get students excited about this year’s “Mardi Gras” theme and they believe being on WMUL-FM will give them a larger audience, said Wooldridge. With most students getting information on Student Government from social media, Wooldridge said Student Government has felt the need to broaden their horizons on getting information out to students. “We felt the need to reach out to students and keep them

informed throughout the semester rather than just through social media and the newspaper,” Wooldridge said. “We want the students to become more well-informed.” The idea first came about when Hassan met with WMULFM. Everyone involved believed the broadcast would help get students more involved as well as tune into WMUL-FM more. Hassan and Wooldridge said it is a positive step for SGA because it’s going to open them up to new outlets that they haven’t been in touch with before. Members of WMUL-FM are just as excited about the biweekly broadcast as SGA is, WMUL-FM Program Director Kyle Gibson said. “What happens with Student Government Association is very important to the campus because it shapes what happens in everyday campus life,” Gibson said. “Having a spotlight on these events helps everyone to better understand what Student Government is trying to do.” WMUL-FM Executive Director Laura Hatfield will conduct the SGA interview. Morgan Wright can be contacted at wright265@


THE PARTHENON Gallery 842, located on Fourth Avenue in downtown Huntington, currently is hosting its third annual juried exhibition. Approximately 40 works from 25 artists are on display at the gallery. The works of several students and regional artists are included. “In this exhibit, the competition is open to artists working in any medium, focusing on any theme, being student or professional work,” said John Farley, director of Marshall University galleries. Farley said this type of competition is a great way for artists to gauge the quality, development and style of their works. “It’s a chance to see what others are making, where and what category you fit in,


Marshall University’s Student Government Association will take part in a biweekly show on Marshall’s radio station, WMUL-FM. The show will focus on issues concerning SGA or what’s happening around campus.

Huntington Area Food Bank celebrates 30 Years By KATY LEWIS

THE PARTHENON The Huntington Area Food Bank is celebrating 30 years of service by hosting an open house Thursday for the public. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1327 Seventh Ave. in Huntington. During the open house, the food bank will offer tours of the facility, cocktails and appetizers. There will also be volunteers available to inform the community of the different programs provided by the HAFB. The HAFB is a nonprofit organization established in 1983 to combat hunger in the southwestern region of West Virginia. The food bank is affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States. In honor of National Hunger Action Month, HAFB will participate in 30 events

for 30 days to urge individuals to take action in their communities to help end hunger. The food bank will welcome volunteers Monday to come help participate in the Pack the BackPack Program. This program provides children with an easy-to-prepare food package for the weekend while they are not in school. There are other ways, besides volunteering, individuals can get involved in National Hunger Action Month, according to Erin Highlander, director of development at HAFB. Individuals can post a status that explains hunger on Facebook, like a status posted by the food bank or donate money to the cause. Every dollar counts, Highlander said. “For every one dollar, we can turn that into eight meals,” Highlander said. Highlander also explained that in the southwestern region of West Virginia


one in four children and one in six seniors are hungry. This statistic represents about 113,000 people in the region. According to the HAFB website, the organization distributed 4.7 million pounds of food to the community last year. The HAFB was recently awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading independent charity evaluator. The food bank received this rating for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency, according to an announcement released by the food bank. Katy Lewis can be contacted at

and a chance to network, gain exposure and work on your presentation skills for later competitions and exhibits,” Farley said. Jessica Long, assistant director of the galleries, agreed that this type of exhibit is beneficial to any artist. “The exhibit displays a good range of talent from our area and others, and these types of juried shows are a great way for artists to get grounded, for they have this sense of accomplishment to be selected, which helps keep their interests piqued and to drive them to do more,” Long said. The exhibition runs through Oct. 18. Admission to Gallery 842 is free and open to the public, Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Josh Lycans can be reached at lycans13@live.

Creative Arts awards may predict Emmys


LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) Bob Newhart and Melissa Leo won Emmys on Sunday night. Jane Fonda and Michael J. Fox didn’t. Do the results from the Creative Arts Emmys offer any clues for this Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards show? Probably not. Or maybe they are remarkably revelatory. It depends on the angle of examination. Leo’s win for her brave comedic supporting spot on FX’s “Louie” certainly indicates that voters were paying attention to the work and not the name behind it. Many pundits believed that Kristen Wiig or Melissa McCarthy would prevail in the category, though their nominated “Saturday Night Live” hosting turns were faint echoes of past glories. Leo’s victory is richly deserved. Likewise, Carrie Preston’s prevailing over Fonda in the guest actress drama category was a case of the performance

trumping the legend. Fonda’s submitted episode from “The Newsroom” amounted to little more than an impeccably delivered speech. Preston’s return to “The Good Wife” put her front and center, showcasing her oddball attorney. Again: An Emmy well-earned. Newhart’s turn on “The Big Bang Theory” came on one of the season’s weaker episodes, though the beloved comedian did everything he could to save it. In fact, the half-hour played almost as a Newhart tribute and, as such, gave voters plenty to appreciate. It was another case of a veteran beating out a couple of bigger names (Justin Timberlake, Louis C.K.) nominated for hosting “Saturday Night Live.” Speaking of C.K., Leo’s win does offer encouragement to those who believe it’s high time “Louie” unseated “Modern Family” for best comedy series.

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Apple iOS 7 could be a bigger change than iPhone 5s and 5c By CHRIS O’BRIEN

LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) While Apple’s new iPhones have hogged the spotlight in recent days, a seemingly more mundane software update may be far more crucial to the tech giant. On Wednesday, Apple Inc. released a radically redesigned iOS 7 mobile operating system that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook described as the biggest change to the iPhone since the device’s introduction in 2007. Indeed, some analysts say the iOS 7 represents a bigger departure for users and developers in terms of the experience than the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c that go on sale Friday. The question now is whether iOS 7 will reinvigorate the gadget that launched the smartphone revolution — but has seen growth slow this year — or will frustrate users and developers as they try to learn the software’s interface.

“I think people aren’t anticipating how big of a deal the new iOS 7 will be,” said Carl Howe, a Yankee Group analyst. “The software is very different than where they’ve been. And the thing that is going to blow people’s mind is that it’s going to make it feel like they’re getting a new phone.” For that reason, some analysts have even speculated that iOS 7 could damp new iPhone sales this weekend. Will people put off an iPhone purchase because the software makes it feel like they just got a new phone for free? Analysts will be watching closely for reactions. IOS 7 will be available as a free download for most Apple mobile devices: the iPhone 4 or later; the iPad 2 or later; the iPad Mini; and the fifth-generation iPod Touch. The iOS 7 software arrives almost a year after Cook announced a management overhaul that saw Scott Forstall, who

had been in charge of iOS for years, pushed out. The development of iOS 7 was overseen by his replacement, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering. The interface of the new software was created by a team led by Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, who saw his role expand last year to include software as well as hardware designs. “We’re going to witness an event almost unprecedented in our history when overnight virtually hundreds of millions of people download iOS 7 and begin a fantastic new experience with their new devices,” Federighi said last week during Apple’s iPhone media event. The new iOS ditches some familiar elements, such as designs meant to mimic real-world equivalents, like bookshelves with wood grain. These types of tricks were intended to create

a feeling of familiarity when Apple was introducing a revolutionary new device. But now that smartphones are commonplace, Apple is introducing a new interface with what is being called a more modern look and feel. On iOS 7, the home screen has a more three-dimensional look, with the applications appearing to float far above the background wallpaper image. The apps have what is described as a “flatter look,” losing some of the fake lighting effects that made them appear to be rounded. Apple has also added new swipe gestures to allow quicker access to control settings. There is a translucent look that lets a user see through different apps that might be running simultaneously. Apps will automatically update as new versions become available. And iOS 7 also includes iTunes Radio, Apple’s new streaming music service.

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Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering for Apple, presents new features of iOS 7 for the iPhone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Calif., Monday, June 10. If all goes well, Apple projects that iOS 7 will be used by more people than any single version of the rival Google Android operating system. “Since we make updates easy, and make them available to as many customers as possible,

iOS 7 will quickly become the world’s most popular mobile operating system,” Cook said at the unveiling of the new iPhones last week.

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“For tournaments we’re all put into different flights and play individually,” Morales said, “but we’re still representing the Herd. It’s just like a warm-up, pre-season kind of thing to get us ready.” Tournament play also gives players a chance to take on new competition. “You don’t know who you’re going to play, what team they play for, what seed they are, anything like that,” Timko said. “It’s a really nice experience to go out there and play someone you’ve probably never seen or heard of before.” Will Vance can be contacted at

USA is East Carolina at 45. Marshall sits at 51 following the 34-31 loss to Ohio back Saturday. That loss dropped Marshall 17 spots from a week ago, and gained the Bobcats 15 positions. Here’s where it gets ugly for the new Conference USA: there are eight teams in Conference USA ranked between 99 and 125. That group starts with UTSA at 99 and is followed by Tulane (102), Louisiana Tech (103), UAB (104), Florida Atlantic (111), Southern Miss (112), UTEP (116) and finally Florida

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Continued from Page 3 International at 124. The only team ranked lower than Florida International is Georgia State, which is still in the transitioning period and not a fully-fledged FBS member yet. While Marshall and East Carolina are still holding down the East Division, Tulsa has fallen off in the West, leaving the door open for Rice, yes I said Rice, to win the West Division. Rice is coming off of its second win over the Kansas Jayhawks in as many years, and with the rest of the West

Division being down as well, Rice is currently the prime contender to win that division and take on the winner of Marshall and East Carolina in the east. Rice has an even better because the Owls don’t have to face Marshall, East Carolina or Middle Tennessee St. in the 2013 campaign. It might take several years before Conference USA gets back to its competitive ways that were so familiar over the last five years. Braxton Crisp can be reached at

Continued from Page 4 Still, this has created a big challenge for developers who have been scrambling in recent months to rework their apps for iOS 7. Last June, Brendan O’Driscoll, founder of Soundwave, was basking in the glowing reviews of his company’s newly released music-discovery app. Just a few days after its debut, however, Apple unveiled iOS 7. Rather than trying to make a few tweaks, O’Driscoll said, the

company decided to start from scratch and build a new version for iOS 7 to utilize as many new features and design elements as possible. After an intense few months, the new version of Soundwave was completed in time for Wednesday’s iOS 7 release. “We relished the challenge,” he said. “You’ve got to be constantly iterating anyway.” Apple is taking a big chance with iOS 7. In addition to

learning the new interface, users may also have to re-learn how to use some of their favorite apps if they have been redesigned. But Matt Johnston, chief marketing and strategy officer for Boston-based UTest, worries even more about apps that haven’t been rebuilt. His company tests apps for developers. Johnston said despite Apple’s efforts to educate developers about the changes,

he’s seen a lot of developers decide to delay any overhaul. In some of their testing, Johnston said he’s seen these older apps display text poorly or crash. If that happens, users will be annoyed and developers could see their App Store ratings and reputations take a hit. “There are a lot people who are waiting to see if it’s going to be that big of a change,” he said. “Those are the ones I worry about.”


NEWSDAY (MCT) Streaming TV has arrived. Just look at the best drama series nominees in Sunday's Emmy Awards: Not one show from the broadcast networks. Four cable dramas. Public TV's "Downton Abbey." And one series that debuted online. Netflix both funded and premiered Kevin Spacey's political drama, "House of Cards," now up for Emmy's top trophy alongside heavy hitters like "Homeland" and "Mad Men." At last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony, the subscription streaming service picked up early wins for "Cards'" casting and cinematography. Almost instantly with the February debut of its first big-name, big-money original production — all 13 episodes available at once — Netflix changed the image of streaming video from its early days of cute cat clips and viral selfies. Then the service cemented its status as a series-showcase alternative by debuting the thriller "Hemlock Grove" and new episodes of "Arrested Development." Other streaming outlets also


have picked up the pace — and widened the program options. Rival subscription service Hulu provided a new platform for axed ABC daytimers "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," then launched Seth Meyers' animated comedy, "The Awesomes." Sony-owned Crackle showcased Jerry Seinfeld's road trip "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and Milo Ventimiglia's cat-andmouse thriller, "Chosen." Even Amazon jumped in, asking its Video on Demand users to watch original pilots and vote which they'd like to see go to series. This fall, TV critics' annual 10-best lists may well include both "House of Cards" and fellow Netflix original "Orange Is the New Black," the prison portrait from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan. And streaming is only getting started. Having pushed beyond computers into set-top boxes like TiVo and Roku, it's moving onto mobile tablets and phones. More and more "smart TV" sets are being sold, with wireless capability built-in, turning streaming into "real" TV. Soon, even your Luddite parents will get it.

Continued from Page 4 “Modern Family” also came up empty in all four of its Creative Arts categories, though it went 0-4 in 2011 and still won the series Emmy and four other Primetime awards. But Leo’s Emmy might be a sign that C.K. can pull off a victory for acting. His submitted episode (voters are directed to judge just the one acting episode and nothing else), “Daddy’s Girlfriend, Part 1,” finds Louie looking for love and culminates with him fumbling to ask out a bookstore clerk played by Parker Posey. It’s a charming performance, even if it’s not his best acting work of the season. (For that, we’d look to any of the

three “Late Show” episodes or the season finale, “New Year’s Eve.”) Is it substantial enough to prevail over two-time winner Jim Parsons? On its own, perhaps not, since Parsons’ submitted episode, “The Habitation Configuration,” is one of “Big Bang’s” best from the season and a brilliant display as to why people love the show so much in the first place. Lead comedy actor remains one of the closest Emmy categories this year, and Sunday night’s results did little to offer clarity unless you really, really want them to do so. In that case, get those acceptance speeches prepared. We’re not going to stop you.

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