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Acting Deputy Chief of Staff to the Student Body President, Tim Lipka, announced a new game day bus service in cooperation with Transportation and First Transit. Western Blvd. Western Blvd. Lipka said the service, a revamp of the Red Terror system, will run between campus and the stadium complex for both football and basketball seasons. Red Terror Bus Service “The game day bus service has been a student No Red Terror Bus Service Red Terror Bus Stop government program in the past where we have Interstate booked the bus services which run between Carter-Finley and campus,” Lipka said. “For our new approach we sat down with TransporFirst bus leaves Talley 3 hours before kickoff tation and worked with Campus Police and First Red Terror Stops: Transit, the company that owns and operates Talley Student Center the bus system.” Witherspoon Student Center Lipka said he met with Transportation last Youth Center Drive at Trinity Road (Pre‐Game) week to lay out a plan and later with Campus Trinity Road at Main Gate (Post‐Game) Police to work out traffic and secure bus priority. “Highway patrol assured us that our buses PHOTO COURTESY STUDENT GOVERNMENT will have first priority when they reach TrinStudent Government’s Red Terror bus system will operate on a more frequent schedule this year, ity,” Lipka said. “We have to stress patience. It shuttling fans to Carter-Finley Stadium and the RBC Center from campus on game days. is going to be rocky the first time but if you are has done in the past is that it will be on a set on a bus you will get there.” Student Government. Sophomore in civil engineering Rachel Patton “For this game there will be three buses, the schedule, which he predicts will be a create desaid the system definitely needed improvement. first bus leaving from Talley at 4 p.m. The bus pendable system. “I almost missed one of the biggest games of will stop at Witherspoon and then head to Cart“The buses will continue to loop and the last the year last year because of the bus system,” er-Finley. The drop center will be on Youth Cen- bus will arrive at the stadium on or about 7 p.m.,” Patton said. “I had a late class so I had to use ter Drive and Trinity Road,” Lipka said. “After Lipka said. “The buses will run at 15 to 20 minthe bus instead of going with friends and every the game the pick-up point will be on Trinity ute intervals so if students plan on collecting single one that went by was full and they were Road by the main entrance at the Murphy Center the bonus loyalty point by having their ticket not on schedule at all.” and there will be clear sandwich board signs.” scanned 45 minutes before kickoff they need to Lipka said the goal is to make the program a Lipka said that the main difference between plan accordingly.” more formal process between First Transit and the new program and what student government Student Senate increased the budget to $13,000
Crowds seek help in Maple labs Rush to complete assignments wears on students, instructors Correspondent
Jessica Neville Staff Writer
In the Maple Help Lab on the ground floor of Harrleson Hall, James Rohal, a doctoral student in the mathematics, helps Michael Nichelson, a freshman in first year college, Matthew Nifong, a sophomore in civil engineering, and Ben Claybrook, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, complete their assignments on Tuesday. “Learning code on top of mathematics, it really compounds the punishment,” Nichelson said. According to Nicheslon, the lab gets very crowded Thursday, since most assignments are due Friday, so coming to the session earlier in the week means beating the rush..
and applied mathematics, works as a computer consultant and tutor in SAS three times a week, usually for a total of eleven hours. She is one of the students available to assist students with Maple and noted the increased crowds the previous week. Artis said everyone had a computer though this does not solve every problem. “All students aren’t going to get help simultaneously.” This logistical frustration has yet to derail students entirely. Often, students who are unable to get help from a graduate students are able to consult and collaborate with other waiting students, according to Artis and Rebecca Jayne, a graduate student in mathematics and teaching assistant
who works in SAS. Jayne had insight into last week’s crowding. “[The busyness] is more guided by schedule than space,” she said. Jayne said SAS is filled with students as tests approach, but for the week following, very few take the time to stop by. Artis also pointed to homework and tests as the determinate for student attendance. “Crowds f luctuate with assignments,” she said. Even after the addition of SAS’s Mathematics Multimedia Center, the ebb and f low of crowding “really hasn’t changed much,” Artis said.
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Learning technologies differ by class, professor preference University uses multiple Learning Management Systems, but some professors use none
Heidi Klumpe Crowding has already become an issue during the first full week of classes as students struggle to find assistance in Maple help labs. Calculus students, particularly those in MA 241, found tutoring sessions crowded as they sought help with their first programming assignment in Maple, which, for 241, was due last Friday. Maple is a programming language new to most first-year students, and those in classes that require it often find it difficult. Ben Gibson, a freshman in civil engineering, said he has not used Maple but has heard it can be tedious. “My first Maple assignment isn’t due until next week,” Gibson said. “But I’ve heard it’s hard and takes a long time to get right.” The University seeks to assist these struggling students, primarily at the Mathematics Multimedia Center in SAS 2105, where graduate students are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, students can attend bi-weekly help sessions in Harrelson G108, where at least one student is available to answer questions. However, the sheer number of students attending these meetings often makes it difficult to find help. “[The Maple expert] is constantly being asked for help, so it’s kind of like, ‘pick a number,’” Blake Hovis, a graduate student in teaching and mathematics, said, though he said there are times the tutor is not busy at all. Courtney Artis, a senior in physics
last April, an increase from previous years according to Senate President Kelli Rogers said. “The program is incredibly expensive for Student Government to continue running and it is important that we continue to look at creative ways of getting funding because it is crucial for getting students to games,” Rogers said. The key to the success of the program is cooperation between stake-holders, Rogers said. “We hope for and need more support from Transportation and Athletics to continue funding the program,” Rogers said. “We constantly need to be in communication with Highway Patrol and Transportation to insure that the buses get priority when getting to games.” Chairman of the Athletics Commission Jeffery Johnson said he is excited about such a great opportunity for students. “I am definitely excited about the new Red Terror,” Johnson said. “It is a great way for students to be able to travel to the game and interact with other students. It is a different way for them to really get pumped up for the game. It also helps them save gas money and reduces traffic.” Students who plan to tailgate should not use the Red Terror service Lipka said. “We have let highway patrol know that the buses will not arrive until after the three hour mark,” Lipka said. “They will not get there any time before 4 p.m. on Thursday, so students will not have enough time to tailgate.” Lipka said the system should run smoothly for both delivery and pick-up because they have talked to all the stake-holders ahead of time and have everything lined up so that on game day there won’t be any surprises.
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The Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications Advisory Committee and the Teaching and Learning with Technology Roundtable decided this summer to transition from Vista to the Moodle Learning Management System. The decision was made after the University experienced severe performance problems with Vista in 2008 after three years of using the software. Tom Miller, vice provost for DELTA, said NCSU and other UNC System schools began looking for open-source Learning Management Systems in 2007. LMS software is not under licensing constrictions and can be controlled more easily by the University’s technological staff. “The flip side is that open-source software requires a higher degree of programming and technical support,” said Miller. Moodle was created in Australia and is used worldwide. The University joined a pilot project through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 2008 to try it out, and the software has received satisfactory reviews from faculty and staff. Barbara Kirby, CALS professor, said Moodle seems more “userfriendly” than Vista. “I like the chat, forums, groups, and ability to upload resources, visuals and other materials, “Kirby said. “However, it can be challenging to learn the features of multiple systems, especially because technology changes so rapidly.” Miller said support for Vista will end in June of 2011, and teachers are being encouraged to switch to Moodle between now and then. In the meantime, many students have different classes on both systems, and also have to keep up with Web
Assign, MyPack Portal, course and professor Web pages, and specialized programs like Maple for calculus. Timothy Watkins, a freshman in animal science, said the University has too much diversity in its technology. “It’s annoying to have to check up on five different Web sites for my classes,” said Timothy. “It’s easy to miss assignments just because you forget to check one of them.” Lauren Briggs , a sophomore in biology, said she feels the Internet systems could use some centralization, although she doesn’t write off technology altogether. “It would be a lot easier if everything for my classes was on one Web site,” said Lauren. “Some of the Web sites can also be difficult to use.” While many teachers use the Internet and e-mail as their main point of communication between students, some still prefer to operate the “oldfashioned” way. Reza Ghiladi, a chemistry professor, does not use any Internet software program but instead assigns his students problems out of the textbook and communicates information in class. “I tried WebAssign one time and it was a nightmare,” Ghiladi said. “Technology is useful in many situations but sometimes you have to revert back to pen and paper. Especially in chemistry, it is important that students understand concepts and learn to work problems completely on their own.” A recent study by the SRI International for the Department of Education examined the benefits of online versus classroom instruction from 1996 to 2008. Although most evidence was not conclusive, the report found that “on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” Miller said technology amplifies both good and bad teaching. “I believe that when used well, platforms for online teaching are tremendous assets that can positively impact student learning with instant access to materials and instant feedback on homework and quizzes, “ Miller said.
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Campus Farmers Market returns T
The Campus Farmers Market begins its fall semester service today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three vendors will offer students a variety of fresh, local produce and other sustainable items in the Brickyard.
The Student Government Sustainability Commission correctly recognized the necessity of a farmers market that was accessible to students. The healthy food options and sustainability message are a good move by the University.
an important public service, especially for students who don’t have the time or transing that the University extends portation to reach the State especially with the rise of the Farmers Market off of Cententhat legacy to the local comsustainability movement. nial Parkway. munity. An increasing number of The economic arguments The market, which consists students on campus, and the behind the local movement of three local vendors and a community in general, are are arguable, but the benefit to booth with information about deeply concerned with farmstudents’ health is unquestionsustainability, will offer fresh, ing practices and the many seasonal fruits and vegetables, able. other issues associated with The Campus Farmers Marcommercial farming. To pres- farm-fresh eggs, milk, assorted ket presents an important ent these issues to the student local meat and other sustainlesson on sustainability to able products. body and raise awareness for Fresh produce, especially that students while providing them sustainable practices naturally an accessible healthy and fresh of the organic variety, is good blends with the mission of a food option. for student wellbeing and can land-grant university in the This is a welcome addition to serve as an important supple21st century. ment to the typical college diet the Brickyard. Students should North Carolina has a rich try and take a couple minutes of Cookout and ramen. history of agriculture — the out of their Wednesdays and The inclusion of an extra, Sustainability Commission spend it on their health. should be commended for see- healthy, option for students is The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board excluding the news department and is the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief.
he Campus Farmers Market returns to the Brickyard, for the first time in many years, today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which planners intend to hold every Wednesday in the Brickyard through Nov. 18, presents students with an opportunity to purchase local produce and other sustainable products close to home. Student Government’s Sustainability Commission is providing students a great lesson in environmental awareness and is showing them some of the fruits of that labor. The local food movement has grown considerably over the last several decades,
“Everybody Hurts” and nobody cares
here is the next big thing in rock music? Since the explosion of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” in 1991 no single album or band has come anywhere close to defining our generation. Can it be deined ? Has Zakk White fthe Internet Staff Columnist fractured our social skills to such an extent that we have fewer common denominators than students 18 years ago? Philosopher Thomas Kuhn’s theory of the history of science, which describes periods of revolution and normality, applies very well to rock music. Rock music does not progress in a linear fashion, there are periods of regularity and every so often there are paradigm sh i f t s t h at completely cha nge t he ga me : T he Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Progressive, Punk Rock, Hair Meta l and Grunge spr i ng i mmediately to mind. What, if anything, will be next? Nowadays it’s hard to find bands that connect with large numbers of people. It seems that society has become so fractured and alienated by the Internet that the traditional process for going out and experiencing music has been warped. Yes, there are thousands of bands online, but when was the last time you bought a CD from a band on MySpace? The market has become so crowded that the usual mechanisms for true talent to rise to the top have been distorted. 9/11 changed a lot of things. It shattered many young people’s sense of optimism -wars in Afghanistan and Iraq numbed them further. Cynicism and nihilism eventually set in. It became lame to enjoy things such as music. An easy way to make yourself
feel superior to someone else is by trashing his or her favorite band. The bands you loved are no longer your source of happiness and pride but a liability hanging over your head. Musical pleasures have been downgraded to guilty pleasures and are in danger of being forgotten. What will someone say when they find out I actually enjoy Phil Collins? I shudder to think. Bands are now coveted not for their talent but for underground street cred. Once they gain fans they have “sold out” and are no longer worth listening to. What is so terrible about wanting people to hear and enjoy your music? The focus in music is now on whispering over an ironic country chord progression. Remember, it isn’t cool to be skilled at your instrument; that makes you a wanker. What happened to passion and seriousness in rock? Take U2, they have been making passionate and interesting music for almost thirty years and yet they get more hate than any band I can think of. How dare Bono speak out and try to make the world a better place? Who does he think he is? This says less about Bono’s philanthropic interests and more about those who criticize him. If you had the influence to try to make the world a better place, would you try? The same goes for the influence, no matter how small, we have each day. Please try to be positive and constructive in everything, especially music. It seems that we only know how to tear down and not build up.
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“Yeah, mainly in Clark because the food is so good. It’s way better than Fountain.”
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We’re not the center of the world
f you think about it enough, you might realize how arrogant, offensive, excessive and divisive the phrase “proud to be a n American” really is. Now don’t get me wrong, Paul I certainly McCauley do appreSenior Staff ciate t he Columnist opportunities I’ve had in this country for 22 years (though I would like the world’s fastest broadband speed of my nation of birth, South Korea). But for the most part, American culture has celebrated its vague ideas regarding freedom, independence and democracy ad nauseum, and its people stick to an increasingly dated notion of pure, rugged individualism. I got news for you pal: it ain’t so. On the economic front, the world hasn’t destroyed the Death Star that is the American economy, but it certainly has managed to neutralize its threat (unfortunately I lack an adequate “Star Wars” reference to use here). For example, take the World Trade Organization’s recent ruling against the United States’ cotton subsidies, which other coun-
tries have taken offense to. We love to extol the virtues of the free market and free trade, but when it comes down to it, we don’t play a fair ball game for all nine innings. Politically, we all know what effects former President George W. Bush had on America’s standing in the world. He mislead, manipulated and deceitfully maneuvered the United States and a few of its allies into an ideological war. For the re c ord, we have a lousy win percentage when it comes to those wars — Vietnam tore the country in half and t he second act of the Persian Gulf War hasn’t gone much better. And forgive me for bringing economics back into this, but he also managed to ignore the huge warning signs surrounding Enron. He didn’t learn any lesson from that fiasco and let the magic and innovation of the market lead us into what may be the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. And don’t even get me started on the military. Salute the troops and all, but when you have the world’s most powerful navy, an air force with ordinance that enables you to can pick which window the bomb
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falls through and a nuclear arsenal capable of wiping every human being off the face of the earth multiple times, it’s hard to take us seriously at peacekeeping talks. Nothing says peace like millions of guns, missiles and bombs pointed at you, no? Yet still we cling to this notion that America is the best democracy in the world, American values will always prevail, people just hate America because they’ve been lied to by antiAmerican leaders and American English is the language to speak. That’s just scratching the surface, but it is certainly enough to show why people might not be so enthralled with America and its citizens. We’re loud, arrogant, self-righteous and egocentric — wouldn’t you find someone like that incredibly annoying?
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“I have at dinner because there are a lot of people there. I think people are going to stop eating there and start to hit up Taco Bell and Lil Dino’s more.” Josh Mathis freshman, marine science
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Campus Farmers Market debuts Student Government has been planning to create an on-campus farmers market since 2007 Jane Moon Campus & Capital Editor
After much planning and anticipation, the University will have a farmers market on campus starting today. The Campus Farmers Market, the brainchild of the Sustainability Commission of Student Government, will run in the Brickyard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday until Nov. 18. The market will return in the spring.
Produce available in September at North Carolina’s farmers markets: Apples Peaches Green Beans Cabbage Leafy Greens Peppers Sweet Potatoes
Zucchini Eggs* Dairy* Meats* Seafood*
Squash Tomatoes Butter Beans Beets Onions Eggplant Grapes
*Denotes goods that are available yearround Source: Ariel Fugate
Vendors at the Campus Farmers Market will sell a variety of local, organic and sustainable food and other products. “There will be seasonal fruits
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and vegetables from Wise family farm’s in Louisburg, North Carolina … There will be meat, including, beef and pork, milk and eggs, and seafood, including clams, shrimp, grouper and snapper,” Ariel Fugate, Campus Farmers Market manager, said. Fugate said along with local produce, there will also be educational material on sustainability at the farmers market. “We don’t have a goal in mind as far as money goes, because we’re not making a profit off of this. But our specific goal … is to educate students, staff and faculty and to enhance North Carolina as a land grant institution by supporting North Carolina farmers. Our main goal is educational,” Fugate said. The Sustainability Commission’s goal is to “incubate sustainability related projects and competitions in order to stimulate environmental awareness and participation on campus,” according to its Web site, and the Campus Farmers Market is just one of the projects it has for this year. Fugate said Eric Ballard, a 2009 alumnus and former member of the Sustainability Commission, was the mastermind behind the Campus Farmers Market. The commis-
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Buying strawberries from Gary and Helen Wise in the farmer’s market, Sarah Sheppard, a freshman in First Year College, puts away her change on the Brickyard April 22. “I’m a big health freak, so I always get a lot of fruits and vegatables,” Sheppard said. The food was produced by Wise Farms.
sion decided to test last semester how well a farmers market would be and Student Body President Jim Ceresnak said it was a success. “Last year, the preliminary run got a great response. A lot of students reacted positively, and it exceeded our expectations,” Ceresnak said. Mike Batten, a graduate student in civil engineering, said since he enjoys buying local produce at the Raleigh Farmers Market, he would be interested in checking out what the Campus Farmers Market has to offer. “I might attend it. If I go, I would probably buy vegetables. Okra and corn are what I usually buy at the regular farmers
market,” Batten said. Ceresnak, a senior in political science, said he is will be at the Campus Farmers Market today and would likely buy beef. “I’m absolutely going to attend. I’m excited about the list of vendors. I heard there was going to be a meat vendor there, and I’m a big steak fan. Also, vegetables would be good. I could very likely pick up a tomato from the farmers market,” Ceresnak said. Fugate said the response that she has heard from students is positive and that people are looking forward to having a different option for food on campus. She also said it would be a good educational experience for those who are not fa-
miliar with agriculture. “Everyone is really excited to have something so fresh available … some people don’t know what a farmer’s market entails. Some are really excited to have good and fresh food and environmentally friendly options. The most important part of this is to support and educate people about North Carolina produce,” Fugate said. Batten said the main reason why he would visit the farmers market is because he wants to support N.C. farmers. “Buying local foods sounds like a good thing,” Batten said. “I like supporting local farmers, because everyone knows goodness grows in North Carolina.”
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Technician ing out of this recruiting class this year is the pitchers that are coming in. The Pack signed 10 players that are capable of continued from page 8 pitching, including Rey Cotilla, kids and getting them to sign Daniel Canela, Dane Williams, with the school, and then ac- Mike Clark, and Anthony Tzatually getting them into school mtzis, all of whom were drafted and making it through the this past year. Holliday said he could not remember ever signdraft. Holliday said the process of ing so many talented pitchers. “I do not know if I have ever getting signees to actually enhad a staff add this many good roll is crucial. “A good recruiting class is arms in one year,” Holliday based on who shows up,” Hol- said. “Normally, the goal is to liday said. “Signing invisible add three high school guys and people doesn’t do much. We a couple junior college guys, for could do that, and nationally, insurance. But this year, we people do that to get their pro- not only added three to come gram on the map, and there is in and pitch as freshmen, but nothing wrong with that be- we added four others who can cause sometimes, the guys you pitch and then three junior colwould think were going pro leges guys who can fit right into roles.” fall through One of the t he c r ac k s major oddiand come to ties in this reschool.” cruiting class This year’s is the amount class was not of players an ‘invisible Holliday was class’, Holable to sign l id ay s a id, out of Floribecause da, especially although the southern State had part. Of the eig ht players drafted, Associate head coach and head 15 recruits, recruiter Tom Holliday nine of the six of those players came players chose from Florida. to come to school instead of making the Holliday said this is a credit to the players recruiting each leap to the pro level. “It was a very relaxing day other. “When you go into an area on the [day] after the signing deadline,” Holliday said. “We and sign a player out of there had five guys go right down to and he has a good experience, he goes back and tells people the wire.” The biggest upgrade com- about it,” Holliday said. “Some-
“A good recruiting class is based on who shows up, Signing invisible people doesn’t do much.”
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times when you go into an area such as south Florida, and you get players of the caliber of Daniel Canela and Felix Roque, then all of the sudden you find out that they are good friends with Dane Williams. Dane had always wanted to come to school here, then one of Dane’s best friends is Danny Healey, and he had committed to go to the University of Florida, only to maybe be pushed out because of a potential arm injury, so he decided on us.” “The ball just rolls and rolls and rolls,” Holliday said. “And as long as their buddies are good enough, we sign them.” With the disappointment from last season and the influx of talent coming into the system from the recruiting class, Holliday said many positions will be up for grabs, which will make the fall practices very important for all of the players on the team. “Fall baseball should be very fun to watch,” Holliday said. “When you don’t reach your success level the season before, obviously jobs are wide open. Fall baseball is not going to be about going through the motions and getting into shape; jobs are open and up for grabs and competition will be very stiff.”
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as it nursed a comfortable lead to start the half. The Pack managed to turn up the intensity about midway through the second period, but the Winthrop back end cleaned up in front of its goaltender, who made several crucial saves. Akil DeFrietas experienced firsthand the skill of the opposing goalie as he attempted shot after shot before finally breaking through with 3:42 left in the contest. “[It was] just confidence,” Akil said. “After a couple of shots the confidence was there.” The second half ended with a free kick goal scored by Winthrop, spoiling a Pack shut-out.
Junior defenseman Tyler Lassiter takes the ball from Winthrop forward Adam Skonicki during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Dail Soccer Field. Lassiter had two shots on goal.
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game in case the shirt does not fit or is uncomfortable. “Because the shirts are being made in a large amount, there is a chance some don’t fit well so if students have white on already it will help,” Matt Benson, a senior in industrial engineering and president of the Student Wolfpack Club, said.
With Time Warner Cable sponsoring the T-shirts and the ACC Road to Tampa Bay sponsoring the towels, all the accessories for the white-out will be free to all participants. But without the help of the N.C. State Sports Marketing department, who helped to find the sponsors, the T-shirts would have been sold at a price, and the idea of the towels might never have been brought up. “We were originally plan-
ning on selling the T-shirts,” Benson said. “But with the Wolfpack Sports Marketing involvement, we got the T-shirts donated by Time Warner Cable and the ACC. Since this is a premier showcase game, they decided – through the Road to Tampa Bay – to sponsor the Howl Towels, so it’s actually no money out of N.C.State’s pocket or the students’ pockets to get all of this stuff.”
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• 2 days until the football team’s season-opening game against South Carolina
• Page 7: Continuation of the baseball recruiting feature, white-out preview and men’s soccer recap vs. Winthrop
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Quotes from Tom O’Brien
Pep rally for South Carolina set for Wednesday evening
On his feelings in the days leading up to the game: “I get the same feeling every year about this time. You’re not real sure. You’ve looked at yourself for a long time. It’s sometimes su r pr isi ng what tea m is going to show up on Thursday night so I hope that it’s a team that’s practiced well, wants to play hard and play smart. [There’s a] sense of excitement, nervousness.”
The Alumni Association Student Ambassadors will hold a pep rally on Harris Field tomorrow night to get fans ready for Thursday night’s highly-anticipated football season opener against the Gamecocks. Students who come early will have a chance to receive free “Beat the Cocks” Koozies, which will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. Source: Alumni Association Student Ambassadors
Cain named ACC player of the week
On the attitude he perceives in the locker room:
Sophomore forward Tanya Cain became one of the ACC Women’s Soccer Co-Players of the Week after she scored a pair of gamewinning goals last week in leading the Pack to a 2-0 record, including her first career hat trick. She became the first Wolfpacker to score thee times in a game since Lindsay Vera did it against the same team in 2007. Cain currently leads the Pack with four goals and eight points this season
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Fans cheer on the Pack in a game against Central Florida September 1, 2007. The color scheme of the student section will change for the 2009 season opener against South Carolina, when white t-shirts will be handed out at the door.
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T-shirts, towels will be given to students at Game
Taylor Barbour Source: N.C. State Athletics
Caldwell decision coming soon According to wrestling coach Carter Jordan, a decision on whether or not to redshirt defending national champion wrestler Darrion Caldwell for 2009-10 will be made sometime in September or October. Caldwell, a rising senior, won the 2009 national championship in March and speculation immediately built as to whether he would leave state to prepare for the 2012 London Olympics. Caldwell wrestled for the USA World team throughout the summer. After three seasons at NC State, Caldwell has a 94-12 record with 50 pins and ranks third in career victories
“I think they are excited [they are] certainly tired of playing against each other. It’s about time that we play a game. Certainly with ESPN coming in and national television audience, things should be great.”
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With arguably the most hyped game for N.C. State football since the days of Philip Rivers coming up this Thursday night against the University of South Carolina, Student Government, along with the Student Wolfpack Club and sports marketing team, are planning a “white-out” of the student section for the game. The T-shirts, which read “Beat Carolina,” will be handed out to all students as
they enter the stadium. “When students enter the gate they will be handed a white T-shirt,” Jeff Johnson, a junior in business administrative and chairman of the athletics commission for Student Government, said. “They will then be urged to put those on as soon as they get them and enter into the stadium.” All students and other fans attending the game will also receive towels at the beginning of the game. “When the students get to their seats they will have red Howl Towels placed
in their seats so they can pick up and swing around their heads, kind of like the Terrible Towels for the Steelers,” Johnson said. “All the alumni will be in red as usual, and will be given white Howl Towels. The main goal is to have that sharp contrast between the alumni and students, with the towels and shirts.” Because the shirts are being mass produced, students are recommended to go ahead and wear white to the
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On whether everything is in place: “I don’t think a coach ever feels that way. We can always use more practice time. We are where we are. I think we’ve prepared well enough and we will see if we are a good enough football team on Thursday night.” Compiled by fidelis lUSOMPA
Source: N.C. State Athletics
Junior midfielder Chris Zuener attempts to control the ball in a game against Winthrop University Tuesday. Zuener had one shot and one assist throughout the night as the Pack won the game 3-1.
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Thursday Women’s soccer vs. UNLV Reynolds Coliseum, 5 p.m. Football vs. South Carolina Carter-Finley Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday Volleyball vs. The Citadel Spartanburg, S.C. 12:30 p.m. Volleyball vs. UNC Asheville Spartanburg, S.C. 4:30 p.m. Men’s soccer vs. Davidson Durham, N.C. 5 p.m. Saturday Volleyball vs. South Carolina Spartanburg, S.C. 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: Technician’s annual RED football season preview Friday: Coverage of football season opener vs. South Carolina Tuesday: A recap of the volleyball team’s South Carolina Upstate Classic performance
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The Wolfpack hits the field at Doak Field at Dail Park during a home game last season.
New recruiting class has baseball team looking up 15 player class creating major expectations for the team’s upcoming season Taylor Barbour Senior Staff Writer
After finishing the season one game away from going to the College World Series two years ago, the baseball team had high expectations going into last year’s season. Those expectations, however, did not pan out, as the team struggled throughout the season and managed only a 25-31 record. But, even before having had a single practice or game, the baseball team has a lot to look forward to, because over the past year, State
Baseball records in 2009 Overall: 25-31 Home: 17-17 Away: 6-14 Neutral: 2-0 ACC: 10-20 Source: N.C. State Athletics
managed to sign 15 recruits, 11 of them freshmen and four of them juniors. Associate head coach and head recruiter Tom Holliday said this class might help make the upcoming season every bit as rewarding as the 2008 season. “If this class lives up to its potential, we could be better or even better than we were two years ago,” Holliday said. “We had that kind of recruit-
ing class. But they have to hold up to their end of the bargain and we have to get them in the right places to succeed.” With the NBA instituting a rule prohibiting players to be allowed to enter the professional draft after their senior year in high school three years ago, baseball remains one of the only sports that still allows players to be drafted out of high school. This makes signing players to come and play baseball for a college tricky. Many players may sign a letter of intent to a certain school, only to be drafted and never set foot on that campus, so recruiting in baseball has two steps: recruiting the
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Men’s soccer tops Eagles in season opener at home State notches 3-1 win over Winthrop in front of 1,800 fans
Winthrop squad. “It’s a good team. Last year they won the championship in their conference,” Tarantini Fidelis Lusompa & said. “It’s a good team.” Chadwick O’Connell Chris Byrd scored the first goal of the regular season at Senior Staff Writer & 29:28 in the first period. r. Correspondent Byrd said the team’s preThe Wolfpack men’s soccer season conditioning was on team opened its season with a display during the first contest 3-1 win over Winthrop Eagles of the year. “I thought we came out really at a Dail Soccer Park on Monday night. The cool, pristine hard,” Byrd said. “We came out fighting. All n ig ht pro t he f it ness vided a backwe’ve been drop in which doing in the the Wolfpack preseason dominated and last year most of the caught them game with an off guard.” aggressive ofT he nex t fensive style midfielder Chris Byrd goal, tallied of play and at the 14:19 poise a nd mark, came patience on from Ronnie Bouemboue on a defense. The young Winthrop squad cross strike. The second half started out came out with solid defense to begin the game. N.C. State conservatively for the Wolfpack coach George Tarantini comSOCCER continued page 7 mented positively on the tough
“We came out really hard ... we came out fighting.”