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WEDNESDAY | SEPTEMBER 22 | 2010
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Incoming freshman class best rated in history James sprague | NEWS EDITOR
The University of Cincinnati is readying for not only its largest enrollment in history, but also its highest-rated freshmen class academically. The incoming freshman class of approximately 6,000 received an average ACT score of 25 and a GPA of 3.44 — both the highest marks for a freshman class in UC’s 191 years. Eamon queeney | photo editor
FRESHMEN MOVING IN Parents helping freshmen move onto campus for the first time.
Computer theft ends in arrest A University of Cincinnati Police Division investigation has resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the August theft of computer equipment from McMicken Hall. Breshawn Wynn, 21, was arraigned Wednesday, Sept. 15, for allegedly breaking into offices in McMicken Hall and stealing computer equipment among other items. UCPD found fingerprints at the crime scene that led to Wynn, who has an extensive criminal record ranging from robbery and criminal trespassing to cocaine trafficking. The Cincinnati Police Department had already charged Wynn with an unrelated robbery. “Due to our close working relationship with CPD, they were aware we were looking for this suspect,” said Gene Ferrara, UCPD chief. “The robbery was unrelated to our case, but we were notified breshawn when he was wynn arrested, and we filed our charges for the McMicken thefts.” A grand jury will report on the charges against Wynn Thursday.
The class also includes 45 National Merit Scholars. Better-prepared applicants are one of the factors for the higher marks, said Caroline Miller, the senior associate vice president of enrollment management. “Each year since 2005, UC has attracted increasingly stronger application pools,” Miller said. “This class follows that trend.” UC’s academic programs also played a part, Miller said. “According to a survey we did for admitted students, the No. 1 attraction is UC’s brand of experiential learning,” Miller said.
The university’s reputation with cooperative education, internships, undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities were a big draw, she said. UC also experienced growth in graduate students and distancelearning students, which grew to more than 3,600 for the first time. “The growth at the graduate level can mostly be attributed to a highly successful distance learning [Master of Science degree] in the nursing program that is meeting a critical market need,” Miller said. see freshman | 5
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JumpStart Study Abroad when 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 where TUC 427 JumpStart Study Abroad will be meeting for students interested in learning about UC’s international education programs. Students who took part in study abroad programs in the past will be there to share thoughts and experiences. Food and games with prizes will be available. For more information, call Karen Ramos at 513-556-1363.
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BIG FRESHMAN CLASS This year’s annual freshman convocation hosted the largest, academically highest-rated freshman class ever enrolled to the University of Cincinnati. President Gregory Williams used the convocation to introduce his UC 2019 plan.
Freshman convocation brings university plan james sprague | News editor
The University of Cincinnati not only welcomed a new freshman class at its annual convocation Sunday, but also welcomed a new strategic plan for its future from its president. Gregory Williams was formally instated as the 27th president of UC, and wasted no time in introducing his plan, titled UC 2019, to faculty, students and parents in attendance. The plan was named UC 2019 as a nod to UC’s bicentennial in 2019 and it succeeds the previous UC|21 plan instituted by former UC President Nancy Zimpher. “UC|21 was about defining,” Williams said. “UC 2019 is about achieving.” Among the goals set by the plan are doubling the number of student awards such
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as Fulbright scholarships, leveraging UC’s reputation in cooperative education to create university-business partnerships, increasing private donations and improving diversity. “UC 2019 challenges us to make sure that by the end of the decade, our peers across the country and around the world will acknowledge and know that the University of Cincinnati stands shoulder to shoulder
with the finest universities anywhere,” Williams said. Williams also stressed collaboration on the part of the university, which he illustrated by a pending partnership this fall with the Environmental Protection Agency and the city of Cincinnati as leaders in water quality. “We will work together to create an effective government-university-business partnership to ensure safe water for our nation,” Williams said. Williams also urged members of the UC community to take part in executing the plan. “I tap on the shoulders of our senior leaders, our faculty, our staff, our friends and our partners to join me in implementing a new strategic plan,” Williams said. see convocation | 5
UC student charged with book theft
We are officially welcoming one of the our best and brightest classes of new students in our history.
University of Cincinnati student was arrested Friday, Sept. 17, for the theft of library books from the Blegen Library on Uptown campus. Matthew Stallings, 20, a student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 worth of books from the library. Blegen Library houses the Archives and Rare Books library, the John Miller Burnam Classics library and the Department of Classics.
An investigation by the University of Cincinnati Police Division stated that Stallings created two false names in the library data system, which he then used to check out the books between Aug. 27 and Sept. 15. “UCPD officers conducted [the] investigation and made the arrest of the Blegen Library suspect,” said Gene Ferrara, UCPD chief. Stallings was arraigned Saturday morning and given a $1,000 bond. He will face a report of the grand jury Sept. 27.
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SPOTLIGHT JUST FOLLOW THE MASKING TAPE ROAD
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AN AERIAL VIEW Downtown Cincinnati and the route of the proposed streetcar are masking taped to the concrete floor.
DAAP STUDIO COURSE ANALYZES PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM
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They don’t want your money. They don’t want you to sign anything. All they want … is to talk. University of Cincinnati students have been working for the past year on a project to promote discussion about transportation within the city. From the plans for a streetcar system to the current modes of transport, the Cincinnati TransForum group wants to hear what the Queen City has to say. “It’s more like we’re asking people to tell what they think,” said Ali Rice, a fourth-year fashion design and product development student. “It’s not like us going around and saying, ‘Yay streetcar, yay public transit.’ We’re trying to be neutral.” For the past three quarters, students from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning have participated in an urban transportation studio course dedicated to learning more about the proposed streetcar project. During Summer quarter, the course was lodged in the basement of an off-campus building. The space was open and filled with elements from the previous months of work. A rack of clothes from a garage sale stood next to — interestingly — a fake parrot. A masking-tape map of the proposed streetcar route covered a large
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TEACH AND DISCUSS The streetcar project is lectured in a studio course by Peter Chamberlain, an assistant professor in industrial design (left). DAAP students (below) encourage discussion among Cincinnati residents and their feelings about the public transit system.
part of the concrete floor, while a multi-segmented board featured various forms of possible marketing tools. From bumper stickers to fake parking tickets, many had attached notes with comments. “Fake parking tickets piss me off,” one criticized. The course focused on encouraging discussion about Cincinnati public transportation among residents, while previous quarters worked on research and identity development. During Winter quarter, the group traveled to Portland, Ore., to observe the city’s streetcar system. “One of the reasons I was so excited about going there was because the city was great,” said Peter Chamberlain, assistant professor of industrial design. “It’s an amazingly walkable city. If you walk 25 to 30 minutes in any direction, there was always something nice to discover — a restaurant or a museum or something of interest. “And it’s not like that in Cincinnati. We don’t have anything on a walkable scale or a walkable lifestyle. We have lots of pockets. And I think the streetcar is going to connect those pockets.” Matt Anthony, a second-year graduate student in design, also says a streetcar system would help unite the Cincinnati area. “We’re a city as a whole — we’re all part of Cincinnati,” Anthony said. “Cincinnati’s a city of great neighborhoods, so
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we wanted a way to really show off what neighborhoods can be and use transportation as the link between these identities. You could go to one place for shopping, then catch a theater show somewhere else and then catch dinner somewhere else and still make it home safely all in one night and really enjoy your experience throughout the city.” For Chamberlain, a public transportation system is nothing new; Chamberlain spent four years at a graduate school for design just outside of Tokyo, Japan. “It was great experiencing such an amazing, effective public transportation system,” Chamberlain said. “Just stepping into that model and not owning a car and not missing it for one moment in Japan was amazing.” After returning to Cincinnati, Chamberlain found it difficult to adjust to a lack of similar transportation. “I got back here and got off the airplane and started looking around for the train,” Chamberlain said. “And I realized, ‘Oh yeah, we don’t have transport.’ And even though I grew up here, it was a sort of strange, reverse culture shock.” Chamberlain found a map of the streetcar routes that formerly ran through the streets of Cincinnati until the mid-1900s. “It takes me 47 minutes to get to school from my house, and it’s three miles [away],” Chamberlain said. “And I saw there used to be a streetcar that ran right down my street, and it was just really depressing.” The research during Winter quarter also included creating a timeline about public transportation in Cincinnati and focusing on demographic groups within the city. Spring quarter took a different turn and explored how the streetcar would work between neighborhoods, Anthony said. “We had to self-define again,” Anthony said. “[We had to figure out] a statement we can make, and after a lot of going into the city, we came up with a tactic: How do you define the identity of a neighborhood?” Architects, industrial design, interior design and fashion design students came together and examined eight Cincinnati neighborhoods including Northside, Mt. Adams and Hyde Park. Each neighborhood was assigned a certain vibe, and students created different interior see Trans | 5
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far cry from the high-scoring circus act that won back-to-back Big East championships. And with a 12-0 regular season still a fresh memory, this year’s 1-2 start has been hard to take. “There are a lot of people in our program — from coaches to players — that are experiencing some different kinds of emotions that they haven’t felt in a long time,” Jones said. “The only thing you can do is get back to work and keep working to get better.” Jones and his staff felt similar emotions in 2007. Following Brian Kelly’s success at Central Michigan, the Chippewas began Jones’ first season with a disappointing 1-3. But the team rebounded, went 6-1 in conference play and won the MAC championship in Jones’first season as head coach. A similar story is a possibility at Cincinnati. The Bearcats’ slow start through non-conference play hasn’t eliminated them from earning a thirdstraight conference crown and BCS bowl berth. “There are a lot of parallels,”Jones
will begin their regular season Friday, Nov. 12, against Southwest Baptist. Eight of the Lady Bearcats’first 10 games are at home, with their first road tilt coming Sunday, Nov. 28, at Valparaiso. The annual Crosstown Shootout against last season’s No. 5 Xavier Musketeers comes Sunday, Dec. 5, at home. The Cats play seven teams that finished last season ranked inside the top
said. “The staff and myself talked about [that]. There are a number of parallels with where the program is and the things we need to do to continue to build and get better.” The ’07 Chippewas turned the corner with a 35-10 win against rival Northern Illinois, a team Central Michigan hadn’t beaten since 1998. If the Bearcats want to rebound from 1-2, they’ll have to make a statement against No. 8 Oklahoma at Paul Brown Stadium. “They’re very well deserving of a top-10 ranking,” Jones said. “They’re going to test you with their tempo on offense and their different personnel groupings, they’re physical and defensively very active.”
25, including No. 25 Texas in the Maggie Dixon Surf ‘N’ Slam Classic beginning Dec. 28 in San Diego. Big East play begins Wednesday, Dec. 15, at home against Louisville. The Bearcats host Rutgers and last season’s national champion Connecticut Huskies, but travel to No. 11 Notre Dame, No. 16 West Virginia, No. 17 Georgetown and No. 18 St. John’s.
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From TRANS | 3 and exterior designs for a streetcar and station unique to the neighborhood. The students gathering during Summer quarter took the information from the previous two quarters and took to the streets. “We wanted to see what we could really add to the discussion as primarily design students,” Anthony said. “We thought there were still a lot of people very confused about the project. The information is out there, but how do we deliver it or figure out what people are saying or how they feel about it?” TransForum attended events and handed out information. They took their marketing tools — posters, flyers and free T-shirts — and tried to get people talking. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback so far,” Rice said. “I think people really like that we’re not for or against [the streetcar]; we just want to listen.”
And the students have listened to some interesting points of view. “You do get some really absurd comments from people who are really passionate about their opinions,” Anthony said. “One person started talking about a gun vote. People will talk about funding and say, ‘Why don’t we just spend this money on like buying houses for homeless people,’ ... but that’s not how city funding works. You can’t take away money from the police and give it to the homeless. It’s not like we’re stealing money from other things.” The students launched a website — www.transforum.org — with information about their events and news, a forum for discussion and a section including information about how the streetcar system will be funded. “It’s interesting to see how much people know about it and how they feel about the project,” Anthony said. “A lot has been said about it, but something
that’s kind of missing is the regular person’s perspective.” Another mode of information presentation is a hub similar to a streetcar stop, which was placed around the city. “We went to great pains to make sure this was a modulated system,” Chamberlain said. “It can be fit all inside a minivan. It’s entirely portable but substantial enough that no one’s going to walk away with it.” Now that Summer quarter has come to an end, the Cincinnati TransForum team isn’t quite sure what’s next for the project. There won’t be a course related to the project in the fall, but the team hopes to keep the website running and have the hub placed at certain locations around the city. As discussion about Cincinnati public transportation continues to expand, the TransForum group hopes to provide unbiased, accessible information to the public and see their efforts come to fruition.
That’s also a credit that the soccer community is respecting what we do.” The Xavier match was UC’s final nonconference game of the season. Big East play began with a 3-1 loss at Louisville and continues with a trip to South Bend, Ind., against No. 9 Notre Dame (7-1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “The mindset for every game in the Big East — no matter who it is — is simply three points,” Salmon said. “In the Big East, you have to be able to get points on the road in order to be in the [league] tournament. You’ve got to get points and prove to the NCAA committee that you can win on the road.”
From Freshman | 1 In addition to the freshman class, the overall enrollment at UC jumped to 41,250 people, a 4 percent increase from last year and also the largest enrollment ever at the university. UC’s branch campuses also experienced a surge, as Raymond Walters College and Clermont College reported enrollments of more than 5,000 students and 4,000 students, respectively. Both numbers are firsts for the branch campuses. The growth had been expected by UC’s administration, Miller said. “Most of the main campus undergraduate growth is the result of improved retention rates,” Miller said. “We expected continued growth on the regional campuses fueled by the economy.” From CONVOCATION | 1 The president didn’t forget the freshmen and the reason they were in attendance. “I tap on the shoulders of our new students and challenge you to grasp this moment, because today you set out on a new phase of your lives,” Williams said.“I encourage you to take advantage of the great new beginning that an education at an exciting university like [UC] extends to you.” Williams was not the only one to offer words of encouragement to incoming students. “Today’s ceremony marks a significant moment in the history of the University of Cincinnati,” said Mitchel Livingston, vice president for Student Affairs. “We are officially welcoming one of our best and brightest classes of new students in our history.” Livingston listed the merits of the incoming class to the audience, such as its 3.44 grade point average, average score of 25 on the ACT and 45 National Merit Scholars. He then offered his praise. “Students, you deserve a round of applause,” Livingston said.
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Know thy city before judging it Good morning, Bearcats, and welcome back to your home away from home. If you’re new on campus or just don’t feel like you had a clue what was going on outside of campus last year, this new column is for you. Throughout this school year, I will keep you up to date with the latest news from around Cincinnati and hopefully provide a little entertainment with my personal brand of commentary. As a 21-year-old, fourth-year journalism student here at the University of Cincinnati, I have had plenty of opportunities to become acquainted with many different people and places around the city, and I think I’ve finally gained a firm grasp on things. In working at The News Record and through my own personal ventures, I’ve done my fair share of exploring the Queen City and gained a little bit of knowledge and little bit of insight that I hope to share while I still have a chance before graduation. My goal is to lend some perspective on events and news taking place both on and off campus including city government, police, festivals, political issues, entertainment and more. Both serious and satirical takes on different issues will be my focus here, and I hope I can keep it both fresh and enjoyable all the while. I first moved to Cincinnati in my second year of college after transferring from Wright State University and moving out of my parents’ house in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, for the first time. I had a lot to learn and having moved in the day before classes start Winter quarter, I didn’t have a lot of time to learn it. New roads, restaurants, grocery stores, neighborhoods and an all-new school were on top of the list of things making me feel completely lost in my new surroundings, where my only friends were my two roommates and girlfriend at the time. I was anxious to get a feel for Cincinnati, and I spared no time trying to learn where the places I wanted to be were and where the places I didn’t want to be were. Growing up in a nice suburb about 45 minutes away, I had never spent much time in this town, and what I knew of it was mostly from the TV and radio. Unfortunately, most of what you see from Cincinnati in the media is about violent crime and invokes a bit of trepidation when it comes to driving through different neighborhoods. The first time I found myself driving through Over-the-Rhine, I was thought about how many times I had heard about people being robbed or murdered there. It’s easy for all the negativity to scare people away from leaving campus and exploring the downtown area, making their way out to all of the great parks and diverse business districts around town — I know I was hesitant to get out at first, but to ignore your surroundings here at UC will cause you to miss out on a lot of unique experiences. So I hope you’ll bear with me this year and I hope I can bring some interesting issues and events to your attention as I attempt to keep you informed about the places around you. Also, remember to stay tuned for my next column, where I’ll explain why I think the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s office made the right call to not bring up felony charges against Cincinnati police officer after he ran over and killed a homeless woman in Over-the-Rhine.
Bedbugs run amok in Cincy Stephanie Kitchens | Staff reporter
“Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.” The proverb parents say to their children after tucking them in used to sound harmless. But when pest control companies issued lists of cities with the worst bedbug infestations, with Cincinnati topping the list the rhyme hit a lot closer to home. Bedbugs are an ancient problem that has only recently resurfaced in the United States due to increased travel, a growing tolerance to insecticides and a lack of awareness. The pest control company Terminex issued a list of the worst bedbug infested cities in 2010, and Ohio landed in the top 10 three times: Cincinnati at No. 4. Columbus came in at No. 7 and Dayton at No. 8. Likewise, pest control company Orkin compiled a similar list, except Cincinnati landed in the No. 1 spot. Columbus directly follows Cincinnati on the list and Dayton comes in at No. 9. The rankings are based on the number of treatments performed during the past 30 months — the difference in the lists can be attributed to the companies’ popularity among residential and commercial customers. Regardless, the fact Cincinnati is one of the most infested cities in the United States is indisputable and unsettling.
Bedbugs are extremely difficult to get rid of, and it is extremely costly if it is done. Ohio pleaded with the Environmental Protection Agency for the use of Propoxur as a way to eradicate the bugs. However, this chemical is toxic and can be very harmful, particularly to children’s immune systems. In an article from Time magazine, a reporter suggests, “a dose of vigilance — if not outright paranoia — is the best preventative.” Seriously? Even if bedbugs consume our city, we can’t let them consume our lives. Taking some necessary precautions is perfectly reasonable, but becoming paranoid about an epidemic is worthless. Who will benefit from the panic and paranoia? Pest control companies — the ones issuing out the terrifying reports. Exterminators made $258 million from bedbug treatments in 2009, which was a 263 percent increase from three years before, according to the National Pest Management Association. Clearly, pest control companies will gain from spreading the news of the growing epidemic. That does not mean that the bedbug epidemic is fabricated, but it may be a bit exaggerated. Due to the attention that bedbugs are getting, the second someone finds a bug in their home, they could be inclined to jump to conclusions and get treated for bedbugs.
In an article from Slate magazine, a reporter described how she found a bug and was terrified that it was a bedbug. Her inspector said that it was difficult to identify bedbugs and urged her to get her apartment treated. But before doing so, she consulted with an entomologist, who identified the bug as a black carpet beetle. This summer, infestations were found in local libraries and were treated by pest control services. Books have been fumigated and quarantined and, in some cases, discarded. Any furniture that was infested was destroyed. In a survey by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, 95 percent of companies polled said they had encountered a bedbug infestation within the past year. In 2000, 25 percent of respondents had experienced a bedbug infestation. According to the survey, the places that were infected were homes, apartments, hotels and other public areas, like libraries. Hopefully, the bedbug situation will be under control soon, but, until then, be cautious and try to get some sleep at night.
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I love this school, I really do. I like this place so much that I transferred out of Wright State University mid-year in 2008 because I didn’t want to wait until the next fall to be a Bearcat. But it didn’t take long for me to discover the one thing I can’t stand about the University of Cincinnati. The financial aid disbursement process at this school is by far the most painful, misleading and frustrating experience that students like myself go through at least three times per school year. The annual misadventure of budgeting and preparing for the upcoming quarter begins weeks — if not months — before the school year begins when you first receive your financial aid award notice, informing you of how much money you will receive. For many students in programs that require significant
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The financial aid disbursement process at this school is by far the most painful, misleading and frustrating experience that students like myself go through at least three times per school year. you won’t see your refund for an additional few days. This was particularly maddening to me as I entered my junior year as a transfer student but was on the delayed payment plan because I hadn’t yet earned 45 credits at UC. This system is my biggest gripe about the school, especially when I see my friends at Wright State
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and my younger sister at Ohio State receive their full refunds, allowing them to purchase much-needed school supplies or pay the security deposit on their new apartment more than a week before even the first day of class. Meanwhile, I’m stuck waiting on the rest of my money, trying to decide what I can afford before classes start and what I’ll have to postpone until it’s time to start thinking about midterms. I don’t know why this is the case at UC and not at other large, state universities. Is it supposed to be convenient for students? Is it UC’s attempt to keep their students’ money in their own bank accounts long enough to earn a little extra free interest on it? Personally, I wish there was a little more explanation for this headache that takes place every 10 weeks, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.
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SPORTS WEININ’ Bearcats end skid, top Xavier
September 22 | 2010
Season in shambles? Not just yet Sloppy, boring, lazy and even downright bad are just a few of the adjectives one could use to describe Cincinnati’s play in its first three football games. The team has not lived up to preseason expectations, going 1-2 in its first three games with new head coach Butch Jones. While the team doesn’t look like last season’s aggressive juggernaut and a 1-2 start is not the way Jones wanted the season to begin, it is still way too early to jump ship — something Cincinnati fans seem prone to do at all levels of sports. The year can still easily be salvaged, and there are still plenty of reasons why Bearcat fans should not lose hope. At least not yet. First and foremost, it’s still very early in the season. The team has only played three games, and Cincinnati has a very young squad with a brand new coaching staff. Any time there’s a coaching change, there’s going to be a transition period. Look no further than the Bearcats’ past two coaches. Mark Dantonio started his first season losing four of his first six games, but still produced two winning seasons with two bowl appearances in his three-year tenure. Brian Kelly started his Cincinnati career with six-straight wins, but went on to lose three conference games in year one before winning back-to-back league titles. There are still nine games left in the 2010 season, which means plenty of time to work out the kinks and adjust to the new coaching staff. Second, the Bearcats have begun the year playing some tough opponents and have made long trips to both coasts. There’s no shame in losing to Fresno and North Carolina State, though a better performance from the Bearcats would have been encouraging. Both teams have strong rising programs with stone-wall defenses and something to prove. Fresno’s defense is ranked 23rd nationally in total defense and 10th in sacks, while N.C. State is ranked 33rd in total defense and third in sacks. Losing to a buttercup team like Miami (OH) would be far more disastrous and embarrassing for the Bearcats than the two tough losses they’ve suffered so far. The biggest things that could save the Bearcats’ season are the seven Big East games remaining on the schedule. Cincinnati is still 0-0 in conference play. That’s really all that matters. Yes, the losses against Fresno and North Carolina State ruined all chances for a national championship appearance, but anyone who thought the Bearcats were a contender going into the year in the first place is senile. The Sugar Bowl against Florida showed Cincinnati is not yet ready to compete against elite schools, and the upcoming game against Oklahoma will reiterate that point. But a Big East title and a BCS trophy are still in the cards. If the Bearcats win the Big East again, they will have another shot in a BCS bowl — which is really all Cincinnati fans can ask for anymore. This won’t be an easy task, as a strong West Virginia team awaits the Cats in Morgantown, W.V., and a home match against Pittsburgh in the season finale will be no walk in the park. The other five Big East games are not exactly gimmes either. But if the team has any hopes of another Big East title, some changes definitely need to be made — primarily on the offensive side of the ball. Whether that means on-field personal changes or new play calling, something has to give. There is no excuse to only be up 12-7 at half against an Indiana State team with a 2-23 record in its past 25 games. Bearcat fans still have plenty to root for, but only time will tell if the team will rise to the challenge and make changes. If they do, a BCS bowl berth is still a very realistic possibility. If not, fans can get out their calendars and mark down November 15 — the beginning of basketball season.
Despite having eight more shots than Xavier in both halves, the match hung in the After back-to-back losses to Illinois and balance until junior Emily Hebbeler landed the game-winning goal in the 62nd minute. Louisville, the University of Cincinnati women’s “In terms of switching the point of attack soccer team dominated its cross-town rival and being creative and getting into the final Xavier 1-0 on its home turf Sunday. third [of the field], we did an The game was more excellent job,” Salmon said. one-sided than the final score “We need to execute better, indicated and Cincinnati absolutely.” outshot the Musketeers The Muskies started the 22-6, keeping Xavier game in a 4-4-2 formation scoreless after allowing a like they have all season combined six goals to the before immediately switching Illini and Cardinals. to a 4-5-1 setup. The new “We limited Xavier to very formation plugged holes in little — if any — chances, the midfield as Cincinnati which I thought about because —michelle salmon took the game to them. obviously the last couple of UC women’s soccer coach For the first time in games we have given up some Salmon’s three-year tenure goals,” head coach Michelle at UC, opponents have been hunkering down Salmon said. “It was great to see our team’s into a defensive shell against the Bearcats defensive effort. When the other team only has two shots on frame the entire game, you are this season. “[It] is a great compliment to our program doing something right.” and our staff, because people are having to make The Bearcats put distance between themselves and their Queen City rival early. adjustments for us,” Salmon said.“That’s a credit to the [team] and style of soccer that they play. Cincinnati attempted nine shots before the Muskies managed a single shot on goal. see soccer | 6 Hunter Tickel | Senior reporter
In terms of switching the point of attack and being creative and getting into the final third [of the field], we did an excellent job.
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MAKE THE SAVE The Lady Bearcats (6-2-1) play five of their next six conference games at home at Gettler Stadium.
HARD TIMES AT UC
JONES FEELS DEJA VU
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TOUGH TEST AWAITS After a 1-2 start, Butch Jones and the UC Bearcats welcome No. 8 Oklahoma to Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium Saturday. The Sooners won the only other meeting between the two schools, 52-26 in Norman, Okla., in 2008. Sam Elliott | Sports Editor
The only thing you can do is get back to work and keep working to get better. —butch jones uc football coach
ach Collaros has been sacked 15 times through the first three games of the Butch Jones era at the University of Cincinnati. No quarterback in major college football has been brought down behind the line of scrimmage more this season than Cincinnati’s starter. The Bearcats allowed 15 sacks during the entirety of the 2009 season. Matching that in just three games this year has brought attention to the offensive line for all the wrong reasons. The unit has struggled to replace two long-tenured starters. Collaros has lost the
offense 144 yards, and the Bearcats rank 96th in rushing yards behind the Cincinnati big men, but Jones isn’t placing blame solely on the offensive line. “When people look at sacks, they assume it’s the offensive line. We’ve given up our fair amount, but it doesn’t just fall squarely on the shoulders of the offensive line,” Jones said. “I think it’s a combination of a number of things. Sometimes it may be our quarterback hanging onto the ball too long. It may be our running back missing a protection or missing a block in protection.” Cincinnati’s struggles on offense are a far see FOOTBALL | 6
Cronin, Elliott face tough 2010-11 slates
UC hosts Xavier, Dayton, Wright State Tom Skeen | Senior reporter
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The 2010-11 University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team will face 16 postseason teams from one season ago, including eight games against 2009 NCAA tournament teams. The season tips Monday, Nov. 15, with a four-game home stand, beginning with Mount St. Mary’s University. The Bearcats play regional rival Dayton Saturday, Nov. 27, at U.S. Bank Arena. The Flyers ended the Bearcats’ season last year after an 81-66 win in the NIT. In another in-state match up, the Cats face Wright State University at Fifth Third Arena Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the first meeting between the teams since 2001. Cincinnati will travel to Oklahoma City to face the Oklahoma Sooners as part of the 75th annual All-College Classic. For the first time since 1993, the Bearcats will head north to Millett Hall to face the Miami University (OH) RedHawks in the 146th meeting between the two schools. Big East play begins Tuesday, Dec. 28, at home against DePaul. The Bearcats will play
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DePaul, St. John’s and Georgetown twice in conference play this season. The Crosstown Shootout against rival Xavier University will be the first game of the New Year at home Thursday, Jan. 6. Big East play continues with home games coming against Final Four participant West Virginia and NCAA tournament teams Louisville and Georgetown. Cincinnati also welcomes fellow 2009 NIT participants St. Johns and Connecticut to Fifth Third Arena. Road games include trips to reigning Big East regular-season champion Syracuse, Villanova, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. “As a coach in the Big East, you know you begin with View the full men and one of the toughest women’s basketball schedules in the schedules at country when you NEWSRECORD.ORG look at just your league schedule,” head coach Mick Cronin said. “This year we have a team that has been through those rigors for three full seasons.” The UC women’s basketball team and second-year head coach Jamelle Elliott see BASKETBALL | 6