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Trustees unanimously name Ono president RYAN HOFFMAN | NEWS EDITOR The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees unanimously passed a motion to officially appoint Santa Ono to the position of president Tuesday. “It was an easy decision,” said Francis C. Barrett, chairman of the board. The motion was proposed and approved after a 15-minute executive session. “The action we’re about to take is monumental to the history of the University of Cincinnati,” Barrett said after the board returned from executive session. Before the board members voted on the proposal, a number of faculty members, trustees and members from the presidential search committee praised Ono for his work at UC. “Wow,” said trustee Ginger Warner, recounting the first time she met Ono. “[Ono] is the right man at the right time to take this university forward.” “President Ono is the embodiment of what it means to be a bearcat,” said Lane Hart, student body president. “Our university is in a stronger position today than it has been in our entire history,” Barrett said.
“You are the right man to lead this university today and tomorrow.” Ono repeatedly mentioned that he was honored by the appointment and that his commitment to UC would never waiver. “I’m incredibly honored to be the president of the hottest college in America,” Ono said. “Today is among the proudest of my life. I am and will always be proudly UC.” One of Ono’s top priorities as president will be filling the positions currently occupied by interim faculty members. “I’ll be moving swiftly to change that,” Ono said. The majority of the positions that need to be filled require the formation of a search committee. The are four interim deans and several interim faculty positions in the presidents cabinet including the provost, the chief diversity officer and the vice president for student affairs — which was one position, but will now be two separate positions. A search for a permanent general counsel has already started, Ono said. SEE ONO | 2
TWEETER IN CHIEF Santa Ono was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees the University of Cincinnati Monday.
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Rappelling, paintballing, leadership par for the FTX course
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Under gray skies and chilly rainfall, ROTC cadets from the University of Cincinnati’s Bearcat Battalion took on MARK TIME MARCH ROTC cadets from the Bearcat Batallion march in the early their 48-hour Field Training Exercise (FTX) at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and saw “That’s our job as their staff, trying to make them do the it till the cold, soaking end. best that they can for camp that summer,” Dinkelacker said. The exercise was just one fragment of UC’s ROTC whole As Battalion Commander, he personally oversaw the program, a regimen designed to push cadets early on in their planning of the event. college careers. The fall FTX is, for many students, their “It was just my staff in the classroom probably three or first military experience, but it is completely organized — four days out of the week the whole time, just making sure executed by seniors who have been through the Leadership it’s all ready and squared away,.” Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). While preparation for LDAC and commission were the The weekend-long event prepares underclassmen to focus of the upperclassmen, the freshman experience was move up into leadership roles and seniors for commission in tailored to acclimate the new cadets to military customs the spring. It’s that dual usage — training the new cadets and and lifestyle. They slept in barracks, ate military rations and seasoning the older ones — that helps UC’s ROTC stand out. conducted themselves as soldiers for the weekend. “One of the things that makes the UC program so strong The seniors had already been awake an hour for is that the seniors are in charge of the program,” said Lt. Col. supervisory purposes when the underclassmen were woken William Galinger, Bearcat Battalion commander. at 6 a.m. Saturday. A few hours later, the freshmen were As for Galinger’s credentials, he was awarded the Bronze decked out in paintball gear, being briefed on small unit Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf tactics and basic weapon safety. Clusters, and the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe. Cadets are tested on how well they are able to give and Galinger and other active and retired Army personnel execute patrol maneuvers at LDAC, said David Sievers, a supervise and evaluate the cadets during training. senior cadet and officer in charge of the paintball course. “When they have questions, we help steer them in the “At LDAC you’ll be doing squad tactics just as they’re right directions, but they have to do that discovery learning doing here,” Sievers said. and get to the solutions themselves,” Galinger said. The cadets began by practicing “rushing” towards an Problem solving and leadership skills are crucial for the seniors during their last year because senior cadets are enemy in teams of two. Rushing is a cooperative tactic in which two soldiers take turns covering the other’s forward nearing the beginning of their career in the military. “In about eight months, all of our seniors will pin on movement. Seniors played the role of the enemy and the cadets second lieutenant bars and become commissioned officers traded paintball fire back and forth to get used to moving in the United States Army,” Galinger said. under duress. The freshmen proved formidable; after several Galinger gave a lecture on Order of Merit Score to cadets runs, Sievers, who was an “enemy”, was covered in hits and the first night, laying out goals required for cadets to achieve get their first pick of occupations in the highly competitive had to be relieved. Cadets practiced squad maneuvers next, splitting into accession process. The OMS is a combination of several factors — the biggest being LDAC scores — a fitness test enemy teams and moving toward each other from different points in the woods. score and the cadet’s college grade point average. “It was my first Army training experience,” said Gabriella “GPA is huge,” said Steven Tanner, a fourth-year cadet. Gracia, a freshman cadet. “It was fun to get to bond with the Scoring in the top 1 percent of the class lands the cadet his other cadets.” or her occupation of choice. Playing paintball and getting to experience life in the Tanner was appointed S1, a staff position charged with maintaining a running count of all battalion personnel, after military were the two best things about the weekend, Gracia said. LDAC this summer. “It’s always fun to get in the woods, run around, shoot “Our job here is to make the MS3s better than we were,” said Christopher Dinkelacker, a senior cadet and the some paintballs at each other,”said Steven Robin, a freshman cadet. “It was definitely a bonding thing.” student Battalion Commander. “I think we can instill that After paintball, cadets moved to the toughest portion same goal for them, so when they leave, they’re helping the of the day’s activities: rappelling from the top of a 60-foot underclassmen below them.” tower. Cadets trained for the event earlier by rappelling 15 Dinkelacker placed in the top 200 of more than 5,000 feet down the side of Calhoun Parking Garage. cadets that competed for commissions this year and said The difference between the Calhoun garage and the preparing cadets for LDAC was crucial.
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morning during the weekend-long Field Training Exercise. tower was massive, said Audrey Russo, a first-year cadet. “We jumped to 60 [feet], and I wasn’t even comfortable with 15 yet,”Russo said. But, at the top of the tower, she found herself hesitant.“I’m afraid of heights,” she said.“I don’t even take the elevators — I always take the stairs.” Russo’s ability to overcome the obstacle, however, is something more than defeating a 60-foot tower. “It’s monumental for them,” said Jacob Marck, a fourthyear cadet. “It shows them they can overcome something.” The paintball fights and rappelling get freshmen interested in the program, as well as building confidence and camaraderie, Marck said. “There’s 32 freshmen with me here today,” he said. “I would say probably no more than five have ever had any experience with climbing.” “We tell them all the time it’s not the physical part that’s going to get you, it’s the space between your ears that’s going to stop you from doing things,” Galinger said. The rappelling tower is the last event of the day, and the freshman cadets finish off the night with dinner and a movie. The sophomores and juniors’ entire day is spent doing land navigation, and they don’t make it back until 11 p.m. Reveille sounds at 5 a.m. and the entire battalion puts on their packs to march to the obstacle course more than a mile away. The obstacle course is the last event of the day. The seniors instruct the underclassmen how to negotiate each obstacle and cadets are then released to take the obstacles on at their own pace. The largest obstacle, a 15-foot rope climb that leads into a high-walk on logs over a drop of the same height and ends in a 30-foot descent down a cargo net, which hems up many cadets who aren’t adept rope climbers. “It’s amazing how just two days ago they’re coming out here and they’re seeing these obstacles and you can see it in their eyes: ‘I can’t do this,’ ” Galinger said. In 48 hours, cadets have been through the paintball course, down the rappelling tower and over the obstacle course. The confidence the freshmen have gained is obvious, Galinger said. Seeing seniors gives underclassmen something to not only look up to, but also aspire to. The weekend was an introductory experience in a variety of ways for the freshmen, Galinger said, and the success of the weekend was evident in how they performed. “It was exceptional,” Galinger said.
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University hosts presidential debate party BENJAMIN GOLDSCHIMIDT | CHIEF REPORTER The University of Cincinnati Student Government and Political Science Department hosted a watch party at Tangeman University Center’s MainStreet Cinema for the third presidential debate Monday. Richard Harknett, a political science professor, led the event with opening remarks describing what to look for as candidates debated foreign policy, and directed a discussion with students afterward. “If you look at military spending over the last 60 years, what’s remarkable about it is how stable it is, but the question is what do you do with it,” said Harknett. “Why do you go use military force, and when do you not use military force — do you have any clarity on what drives either one of them on that?” Harknett devoted much of the discussion after the debates to discerning fundamental differences between the two presidential candidates because many attendees couldn’t spot them during the debate. Many students stated both candidates — especially
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Romney — merely repeated the same points the other candidate made in a slightly different way. “Did you hear any difference of — both of them said no military in Syria,” Harknett said. “Romney was actually quite explicit about that, and obviously over the last year Obama hasn’t deployed any troops over there. They both consider it a humanitarian disaster, but it was the same principle in Libya.” Some students attributed the similarities in foreign policy to a lack of other candidates. “I thought the debate really showed how close their foreign policies are,” said Roshal Wanigasooriya, vice president of Young Americans for Liberty at UC. “The Commission for Presidential Debates did not include Gary Johnson in the debates. It’s not only unfair for the Johnson campaign, but also the American people — they need to know they have another option.” While the third debate is historically the debate that sways voters the least, foreign policy is what the president has the most control over, Harknett said. Domestic policy dominates the first two debates, but presidents do not play as substantial of a role in that area.
“If you look at it, right, this is the one big authority that this office has,” Harknett said.“We can have all the domestic policy debate we want to have, but they still have to deal with 435 other people. But the commitment of troops is something that we have seen, again, increasingly over the last couple of decades.” Some in attendance agreed with Harknett’s point. “I think Americans are more concerned about the economy,” said Austin Kaiser, vice president of the College Republicans at UC. “While foreign policy is very important, I think the majority of Americans are going to certainly agree that our economy is holding us back as a country, not necessarily foreign policy.” The post-debate reactions of those in attendance varied. Kaiser said the debate was evenly matched, but Dan Traicoff, president of the UC College Democrats, disagreed. “[Obama] was very straightforward with what he’s done with foreign policy, what he wants to continue to do over the next four years and he’s completely proved that Mitt Romney is unclear — he does not have a clear vision, and that is the most dangerous thing economically,” Traicoff said.
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Anti-smoking groups pitch restrictions to audience, SG executives
KARA DRISCOLL | NEWS EDITOR The contentious campuswide smoking policy debate continued at a forum hosted by the University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Student Government at Tangeman University Center Thursday. The SGA co-directors collaborated with Colleges Against Cancer and Students For a Sensible Drug Policy to present data about smoking to attendees. Approximately 20 percent of college students smoke, but the University of Indiana and several other colleges have seen a decrease in the number of smokers after one year of banning smoking on campus, said Andy Vernau, SGA codirector of health and fitness. While SGA has no effect on the smoking policy at UC, members will send a recommendation to the Board of Trustees as a representation of what undergraduate students want on campus, said Lane Hart, student body president. Hart urged students to share their opinions on the smoking policy, and said student government is actively reaching out to students for their thoughts about banning smoking on campus. In March, the Undergraduate Student Government voted in favor of a tobacco-free campus while Graduate Student Governance Association and Faculty Senate voted against a ban at an annual meeting of the three governing organizations. The 25-ft policy is difficult to enforce and isn’t followed by students on campus at all, said Christina Beer, SGA director of marketing. “I think there needs to be stronger enforcement on campus.” The majority of the attendees at the forum were in favor of banning smoking on campus or altering the current policy to be more effective, stating the inconvenience of walking through smoke when they attempt to go to class. “Banning smoking from campus is a very wrong thing to do,” said Austin Larrick, firstyear exploratory studies student, in a tweet. “Unfathomable; it’s college, I smoke, I’m stressed and smoking helps.” UC is a public institution and administrators cannot infringe upon students’ rights, said Brendan Milligan, a second-year marketing student. “School is a public place so you can’t tell people [they can’t smoke here],” Milligan said. “The 25-foot [policy] is never going to work because there are too many people who smoke.” SGA will discuss the smoking policy in the next month in senate, Hart said, but doesn’t expect to send a recommendation to the Board of Trustees until December or later. To have your voive heard on the topic of smoking and other tobacco-related issues around campus, email firstname.lastname@example.org
ON BELAY A UC ROTC cadet rappels down a 60-foot wall during the FTX in Camp Atterbury, Ind., in a weekendlong program that both trains new cadets and seniors in what they need to become commissioned ofﬁcers in the United States Army.
FIELD TRAINING BREAKING THEM IN Senior and upperclass ROTC cadets help new recruits during ﬁeld training in Indiana. (Clockwise from top left) ROTC cadets take part in combat exercises in paintball gear with the freshmen and newer cadets playing the aggressors and the seniors acting as “enemies.” Boots twist around a rope during an exercise — cadets marched, climbed and rappelled during the weekendlong exercise. Cadets completed the log portion of an obstacle course.
FROM ONO | 1 Perhaps the most important position currently occupied by an interim faculty member is the provost, formerly held by Ono and currently held by Lawrence Johnson. Johnson is a potential candidate for the position, Ono said. “I’m picking him as a candidate and I think he’ll be a very strong one, but we have to go through that process,” Ono said. Ono was the only candidate vetted by the presidential search committee, which was expanded to 28 members from the required minimum of 14. “The committee had a number of intensive interview sessions,” Barrett said. Ono was interviewed three times during the week before the committee recommended him to the board Oct. 15.
Some of the interviews lasted an hour and a half, Ono said. The details of Ono’s contract will be worked out over the next several weeks, Barrett said. “I would imagine we’ll have something by the next board meeting,” Barrett said. Ono received a $96,150 increase in salary at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, bringing his yearly salary as provost to $369,000 a year. Former president Gregory Williams’ original annual base salary was $410,000 and included a $60,000 signing bonus, according to his employment agreement. He was also eligible for an annual performance bonus, ranging from 10 to 25 percent of his base salary.
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LIFE & ARTS 4 Swift no longer Nashville’s sweetheart Weekend Edition Oct. 25 | 2012
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Taylor Swift proves if it ain’t broke — or if it makes ridiculous amounts of money — don’t fix it, as she continues to excel at heartbreak on her fourth album, “Red.” What she has abandoned, however, is her country roots. Gone is Nashville’s sweetheart, and in her place is a dubstepping, Snow Patrol dueting, Jake Gyllenhaal bashing machine. “Red” contains 16 tracks of her typical revenge songs (Swift has a thing for taking swings at ex-boyfriends) and Kidz Bop cannon fodder, only with less guitar and more synthesizers. But the album does show glimpses of Swift’s maturation as an artist, evolving past simple woe-is-me, bubblegum recycled nothingness. Listeners will spend all of “I Knew You Were Trouble” waiting for the dubstep bass drop, but otherwise it’s surprisingly infectious and enjoyable.
The highlight of the album features a duet with Gary Lightbody, the frontman from alternative rock band Snow Patrol. If Swift never evolves beyond sad sack love songs, “The Last Time” provides a remarkable example for why that wouldn’t be the worst thing. For five minutes, Swift hits Lightbody with verbal body shots, refuses to let him walk through her door for the umpteenth time, and leaves Lightbody longing not to be the reason she hurts. The difference between“Red”and Swift’s previous three albums is the emotion pouring through its seams — it’s enough to send most men running for the hills. But the men who can withstand Swift’s verbal beating bring out the best in her. English songwriter Ed Sheeran compliments and challenges Swift on the song “Everything Has Changed.” The addition of Sheeran’s guitar adds a homey feel to the track, with the pair wistfully telling each other, “I just want to
know you better now.” “Everything Has Changed” and “The Last Time” are so good because there’s a guest musician to reveal Swift’s true potential. After all that promise, she falls into her old ways. The lead single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is this week’s anthem for scorned teens everywhere. Next week it’ll be mistaken for an Avril Lavigne song. The week after that Jake Gyllenhaal will still be rich, and will have officially have won their beef. Skipping “22” will become a habit after the second listen, while the title track “Red” leans so heavily on metaphors that even Alanis Morissette would think it’s a little over the top. “I Almost Do”is painfully simple, leaning on the tagline,“It takes everything in me not to call you / And I wish I could run to you / And I hope you know that/ Every time I don’t, I almost do.” Swift might have squeaked out a successful record with “Red” — depending
on whom you ask — but Swift needs to change her tune and grow up, because nobody wants to hear about a 30-yearold singer longing for the high school football captain.
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REVENGE REDUX Liam Neeson (above) returns to the role of Bryan Mills in “Taken 2,” once again entering a nasty world of violence and kidnapping that leaves him no choice but to ﬁght his way out.
Liam Neeson recently turned 60, but that didn’t stop him from reprising his role as Bryan Mills, the agile former CIA operative, in “Taken 2.” This time around Lenore (Famke Janssen, who portrayed Jean Grey in the “X-Men” franchise), Bryan’s ex-wife, and her husband Stuart are having marital problems. As Bryan waits to give his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace, “Lockout”) driving lessons, he witnesses Stuart peel out of the driveway in rage as if he were chasing down his own Albanian human traffickers. As Bryan comforts his teary-eyed ex, she tells him Stuart canceled a holiday to China because of their strained relationship. Bryan, being the good friend and father he is, suggests Lenore and Kim join him in Istanbul after he finishes work there. Lenore accepts, but doesn’t tell him so she and Kim can surprise him at the hotel. After a happy meeting in the lobby, the three make plans for dinner. Kim stays behind, playing a sort of matchmaker for her parents. Then Mills realizes they’re being followed, and after a few badass takedowns courtesy of the always game Neeson, Mills and Lenore are kidnapped.
Like the retired — possibly psychic — agent he is, Bryan uses a cell phone strapped to his leg to inform Kim what happened. The rest of the film is a brutal montage of beat-downs and car chases — some even executed with Kim behind the wheel. Mills and Leonard are kidnapped by none other than the father of “Taken” antagonist Marco, who sets out for vengeance on the man who murdered his son. While not an entirely recycled plot, “Taken 2” lacks enough originality to pass as a laughable sequel to such a fantastic predecessor. It’s a simple formula: Change location, switch some characters’ roles and incorporate a new villain that has close ties to the original. Much like “The Hangover 2,” the audience is left wondering, “How could this happen again?” Alongside the shoddy plot are incredibly hard-to-watch fight scenes. It’s almost as if the actors fight so fast the camera can’t keep up. It’s the most distracting thing about the film and ultimately kills the mood in what is meant to be an intense fight scene. Nonetheless, “Taken 2” still packs a punch that will satisfy any action junkie. With rumors of a third film floating around it seems the crew might have another shot at giving the first film a suitable follow-up.
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SPORTS UC looks to retain Keg of Nails
Fall classic spin put on gridiron This space is generally filled with various insights into matchups on the gridiron, but since the fall classic starts this week, it’s much more pertinent to put a baseball-esque spin on this week’s picks. (Home team in CAPS) VIKINGS (-6) over Bucanneers: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays actually play in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Christian Ponder is quietly becoming the modern version of early ’90s Rick Sutcliff — solid starts with minimal mistakes, but nothing spectacular. PACKERS (-15.5) over Jaguars: Neither of these teams shares a town with a baseball franchise, but Aaron Rodgers and Co. enjoy beating up on easy teams as much as Ozzie Guillen likes talking about Fidel Castro. Play the points, they’re there for a reason. Dolphins (+3.5) over JETS: Speaking of Guillen, Rex Ryan is basically his NFL alter ego. If the Jets don’t turn its season around, Ryan could also be on the chopping block and the duo could tour seedy nightclubs talking about dictators and foot fetishes. Lauren Tannehill is the best part of this game. BROWNS (+2) over Chargers: Phillip Rivers and Norv Turner remind me of Barry Bonds and Dusty Baker during the modern heyday of the San Francisco Giants. Since neither city has won a title, I take the city that has flammable drinking water. Colts (+3.5) over TITANS: The future looks a lot brighter than the present for these two teams, kind of like the Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds. Be that as it may, take the team playing to fight cancer. RAMS (+7) over Patriots: I am sick of hearing how much of a tragedy it is for the Boston Red Sox to suffer. Here is to hoping the Pats “get Pead on.” Falcons (+1.5) over EAGLES: Andy Reid almost always wins coming off a bye week, but something makes me think this week will be different. Go with the city with a team that shares a name with the sellers of Babe Ruth. Panthers (+9) over BEARS: Cam Newton is kind of like Ricky Vaughn in the first hour of Major League II — tons of talent, but needs to get his attitude back and sleep with the teacher who wants another ride on his Harley Davidson. That is all. LIONS (-1) over Seahawks: I will take the city that will win this year’s World Series over the city synonymous with rain, coffee and suicide. Jim Leyland and Chesterfield cigarettes. STEELERS (-4.5) over Redskins: The only redeeming qualities about Pittsburgh are its food, beer and the fact that all its sports teams have the same color scheme so as not to confuse its fan base. Since there’s no hockey yet, and the Pirates are an eternity from being relevant, the Steelers will pick up the slack and continue its winning ways against the acronym this week. Raiders (+1) over CHIEFS: The Athletics are better than the Royals and the Raiders will beat the Chiefs. Giants (pk) over COWBOYS: The former Football Giants were America’s team long before Jerry Jones had roles in terrible rap videos. Go with the best road team in football instead of the team led by a guy who would rather be on the PGA Tour. BRONCOS (-6) over Saints: This line is a bit too large for my liking, but it’s a lot safer bet than anything the Colorado Rockies are involved in. Play the points and enjoy the shootout on Sunday Night Football. CARDINALS (+7.5) over 49ers: San Francisco is going to be losing a lot this week, both on the diamond and in the best stadium in football. On a bye: Bengals, Bills, Ravens, Texans Tiebreaker: 24-20
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READY TO REBOUND The University of Cincinnati Bearcats take down a Miami University ball carrier at Nippert Stadium Saturday, Oct. 6. The Bearcats defeated the Redhawks 52-14 for its seventh consecutive victory over Miami University. JOSHUA A. MILLER | SPORTS EDITOR After losing its first game of the season, the University of Cincinnati football team looks to rebound against arguably the toughest opponent on its 2012 schedule — No. 16 Louisville. The two teams will battle for the rights to the Keg of Nails Trophy, which UC has held the past four years. Cincinnati leads the all-time series 30-20-1. The 52nd meeting between Louisville and UC — the longest running rivalry in the Big East — has serious conference championships implications because both teams enter the game undefeated in conference play. The Bearcats enter Friday’s game on the heels of a somewhat surprising 29-23 loss at the University of Toledo, a game UC lost despite not allowing a single offensive touchdown. UT compiled its 29 points on five
field goals, an interception return touchdown and a 91-yard kickoff return from Bernard Reedy. UC’s head coach Butch Jones believes playing on a short week could be the best situation for his team after the loss. “The great thing is it’s a short week,” Jones said “It’s Louisville week, one of the best football teams we’ll face all year. It’s going to be a great challenge for us going into Papa John’s [Cardinal] Stadium. Great environment. National television. Sold out. You couldn’t ask for anything more, but they present so many challenges for you.” Louisville is also coming into the came after a bit of a wake up call, having beaten South Florida by just two points, 27-25, last week. Senior quarterback Teddy Bridegwater, who is quietly becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the country this season, leads the Cardinals.
Bridgewater has completed 138-188 passing attempts this season for a completion percentage of 73.4 percent, which is third highest in the nation, while compiling 1,694 yards and 11 touchdowns. His quarterback rating of 165.2 currently ranks 12th in the nation. “Offensively, when you think of Louisville, you think of Teddy Bridgewater and he can manage their offense,” Jones said. “[He’s] extremely accurate [and] knows where he’s going with the football. Not only can he beat you throwing the football, but he can beat you running the football.” Under Bridgewater’s guidance, the Louisville offense averages 32.4 points and 405.6 yards per game; however, the Cardinals rank behind UC — 34.6 points and 467.5 yards per contest — in both categories. UC, which leads the Big East in rushing yards per game (225.7), must establish its running game
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will also help to bolster UC’s offensive attack this season, after redshirting last year because of accreditation issues with Though the weather might be getting colder outside, things are about to heat up the preparatory school he attended before inside Fifth Third Arena, as the University coming to UC. Cronin expects Thomas to contribute of Cincinnati Men’s Basketball team off the bench for the Cats and believes he prepares for its 2012-2013 season. has star potential. UC head coach Mick Cronin’s team “The more he develops; he’s a guy, is coming off its best season of his sixhopefully, that in two years from now year tenure, going 26-11, reaching the Big we’re talking about as am All Big-East East Championship game and the NCAA player,” Cronin said. Sweet 16. Cincinnati also welcomes junior The Bearcats lost to Ohio State 81college transfers David Nyarsuk and 66 in the Sweet 16 and Georgia native Titus Rubles to the squad this season. Cashmere Wright has used the loss for The 7-foot-1-inch Nyarsuk is something motivation this season. “To actually get to the Sweet 16 and the Cats needed to fill the void left by taste what that feels like to be there, Yancy Gates. Along with Senior Cheikh Mbodj, to have the fans and get to play in the Boston Garden (was a big thing),” Wright Nyarsuk and Rubles will try to fill the big shoes left by four-year starter said. “This year for the Final Four to be in Atlanta for me is a big thing. I’d actually Yancy Gates. UC has won 26 games in each of the get to go home and actually try to win a past two seasons and Cronin is depending national championship. I’ll work hard for on his returning that. That would starters to take the be the best ending team even further to a career.” this season, he said. Wright will To say Coach be joined in the Cronin is optimistic backcourt by about this season fellow returning would be an starting guards, understatement. Sean Kilpatrick “I’ve never been and JaQuon this excited about a Parker. Fanteam that I’ve ever favorite, sixth-man coached just because I Justin Jackson know the character of and nine other the guys in the locker letter winners room.” Cronin said. from last year will —MICK CRONIN “Guys in our locker also be back for UC HEAD BASKETBALL COACH room want to win the Bearcats this and really want to season. get better. I don’t have to spend a lot of time Kilpatrick was selected to the premotivating, which is nice. I can just coach.” season All-Big East First Team — the first With the core of the team returning, UC UC player to achieve that honor since UC joined the Big East in 2005 — and looks will look to not only finish better than fourth in the Big East, but also make a deeper run forward to improving in his leadership in the NCAA Tournament — and perhaps role with the team. “We’re going to continue to be us,” hang another NCAA Championship banner Kilpatrick said. “We’re going to continue in the rafters of Fifth Third Arena, which to keep leading this team and make a hasn’t been done since 1962. The Bearcats play two exhibition bigger impact than last year. We have games against Grand Valley State and three captains now and last year was only two. The team now has more of a blueprint Bellarmine University before beginning on who to look up to.” the regular season against TennesseeRedshirt freshman Shaquille Thomas Martin Nov. 11, at Fifth Third Arena.
I’ve never been this excited about a team that I’ve ever coached just because I know the character of the guys in the locker room. Guys in our locker room want to win and really want to get better.
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early to take pressure off of Muchie Legaux, who threw two ugly interceptions against Toledo. Legaux is coming off only his second loss as a starter — his first since UC’s 20-7 defeat to Rutgers last season when he filled in for the injured Zach Collaros. Legaux and the Bearcats will also be playing in one of the most hostile environments Friday in front of 50,000 people. “It’s an us against the world mentality,” Jones said. “I think the nature of the rivalry, being in a conference, the championship implication that it brings, the national stage, the great players. I think a lot of those things add to the rivalry.” For UC, Friday’s game will come down to containing Bridgewater as much as possible and limiting the errors that cost the Bearcats the Toledo game. Kick off is set for 8 p.m. at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky.
Women’s tennis ends fall season JAELYNNE JOHNSON | STAFF REPORTER The University of Cincinnati women’s tennis team finished its fall season Tuesday at the USTA/ ITA Regional tournament, with senior Jasmine Lee and junior Ashleigh Witte competing in both singles and doubles at the tournament. Witte defeated Chattanooga’s Claire Mulyadi 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the qualifying singles bracket before falling to Claudia Escribens of Purdue 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the quarterfinal round. Lee was victorious over Stefanie Villajuan of Louisville in the opening round of the main draw, winning 6-2, 6-3. Lee eventually fell to 12th seeded Alyssa Hibberd of Memphis 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Lee and Witte competed in the doubles tournament, advancing to the semifinal round. The duo lost to eventual runners-up Ashleigh Artel and Marie Casares of Vanderbilt in the first round, but picked up two wins in the consolation bracket, beating Louisville’s Mandy Brown and Villajuan 8-6, then downing another Louisville team, Valentina Schneider and Alex Tochovsky 8-3 to advance to the semifinal. The UC duo’s tournament ended with a loss to Miami University’s team, Christine Guerrazzi and Christina Raymond 8-6. The USTA/ITA Regional Championship concluded the fall season for the women’s tennis team. UC’s regular season will begin Jan. 19, 2013, against Indiana at the Western Tennis and Fitness Club in Cincinnati.
UC women’s golf breaks record The University of Cincinnati women’s golf team shot a season-best round of 296 on the final day of 35th annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational Tuesday at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, finishing second overall. Leading the Bearcats was Olivia Dose who scored 69-77-74—220 to finish in a tie for third place. Following Dose were teammates Alex Carl, who posted rounds of 75-77-74—226 to finish 13th; Andrea Malek, who was one shot back in a tie for 14th after carding 76-77-74— 227. Maria Roos (7780-74=231) was tied for 26th and Mackenzie Moir (80-78-79=237) was tied for 41st. Florida International — the host school — took the team title after posting rounds of 296294-286—876. FIU’s Meghan MacLaren earned medalist honors after carding rounds of 76-7170—217. UC finished the tournament with a schoolrecord, three-round total of 297-309-296=902, while finishing two shots in front of third-place Bradley University (306-303-295=904). “We got very solid performances from everyone today,” said head coach Janet Carl.“We played solid all day and put up a new scoring record at UC.” Cincinnati is now finished with its fall schedule and set to begin spring play Feb. 25-26 at the Sir Pizza Classic in Weston, Fla.