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THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 30 | 2010
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RIVALRY RENEWED Bearcats, Muskies meet in double-overtime stalemate
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DREAM Act could bring new students german lopez | NEWS EDITOR The DREAM Act could pave the way for young illegal immigrants attending the University of Cincinnati. The DREAM Act, cosponsored by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), would allow illegal immigrants who meet a certain criteria to openly attend college and serve in the military, according to the Congressional Research Service. The potential students must have been
in the United States since before their 16th birthdays and for more than five years. The applicant also must have a clean record, according to the Congressional ResearchService. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that up to 726,000 people could make the bill’s requirements for permanent or conditional legal status. An additional 1.4 million would be eligible for legal status if they obtained a high school degree or GED. Such an opportunity could motivate illegal immigrants to be “on course for
multiple times since its inception in 2001, and the 56-43 vote in the Senate on Sept. 21 is the closest the law has come to breaking the filibuster and passing. The DREAM Act could also act as a way to spur enlistment in the military, according to the Department of Defense. Low-wage immigrant workers, which includes illegal immigrants, create jobs in the Cincinnati area, having a $3 billion impact on the $100 billion economy, according to a study by the UC Economic Research Institute.
future economic success,” according to the Migration Policy Institute. President Barack Obama reasserted his support of the DREAM Act in a recent phone conference with college journalists. “[These immigrants] may not have been documented, but they’ve for all intents and purposes grown up as American young people,” Obama said. In what Obama called a “setback,” the DREAM Act stalled in the Senate after it was attached to a defense-spending bill. The law has been proposed in Congress
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Deaconess accepts university insurance
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RENT-A-TEXT The textbook rental program is used at more than 500 universities, and it has saved students millions.
Program to slash textbook expenses
JASON HOFFMAN | STAFF REPORTER Deaconess Hospital has begun accepting University of Cincinnati student health insurance while also unveiling their new Urgent Care Center. The change to Deaconess policy regarding the acceptance of student health insurance took place at the beginning of September, according to representatives in the Deaconess billing department. This allows the means for UC students living on the west side of the campus to have easier access to Deaconess’s regular medical and urgent care services. The opening of the Urgent Care Center comes on the heels of the closing of Deaconess’s emergency room in January due to financial issues. The Urgent Care Center will provide many services and care options, such as X-rays, Flu tests, STD tests and care for common illnesses, according to the clinic. Treatment for infections, minor injury treatment for broken bones, minor burns and cuts, sprained joints, vaccinations, worker’s compensation injuries, work capability and return to work evaluations will also be provided, according to the clinic. Services for serious health conditions and severe injuries will not be provided at the Urgent Care Center. Students with such conditions should seek a hospital that provides emergency room services, according to the clinic.
james sprague | NEWS EDITOR This Fall quarter unveiled a new University of Cincinnati freshman class and a new way to purchase textbooks for class. The Rent-A-Text program, used by more than 500 schools, has come to UC, offering the possibility of more than 50 percent of savings for students who rent textbooks. The program, instituted by the Follett Corporation, saved students nearly $2 million in one semester during a pilot program at seven universities. “Our rental program is efficient and value-driven and will benefit students,” Thomas Christopher, president of Follett Higher Education Group, said. The initiative is just one of the many options that encourage universities and bookstores to drive down the cost of course materials, Christopher said. Follett currently has a partnership with the UC Bookstore. UC’s rental program is available for use by students both in-store and online, while allowing students to choose their preferred method of payment. Financial aid and campus cards can also be used to rent the material. A perk to the rental system for students is that they are still allowed to highlight and take notes in the materials regardless of the material being rented. More than 90 percent approved of the system, according to a survey by Follett of the students that participated in the pilot program. “Feedback from more than 1,400 students in our survey was overwhelmingly positive and helpful,” Christopher said. “We will continue to refine our offering with student, administrator and faculty input.”
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CLEAN ENERGY FOAM David Wendell and his team have been working on the new energy-producing foam for years, and they hope to develop it further in the future.
UC research receives $50,000 for new development
jayna barker | college living EDITOR Two faculty members and one student at the University of Cincinnati have developed a biofuel-producing foam, landing them the 2010 Earth Award. The Earth Awards were created to identify viable green ideas from science, architecture, fashion, product design and social justice and link them to investors, according to the Earth Awards website. As winners of the award, the two faculty members and student will receive $50,000 to bring the foam to the market. The award winners were Jacob Todd, a fourth-year physics student; David Wendell, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering COURTESY OF NPR
BRAND NEW SOURCE The creators of this foam hope it can act as a clean energy source.
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UC, URGENT CARE Deaconess is not just accepting UC health insurance now, but it has also opened up a brand new urgent care center.
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and civil and environmental engineering; and Carlo Montemagno, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The foam takes solar energy and carbon monoxide from the air, converting them to sugars, which then can be converted to further into biofuels. “It’s a carbon capture system to eventually make biofuels,” Wendell said. “The immediate product is sugar, but we can do a lot of stuff with sugar.” The foam is created by copying a gene from a frog and turning it into bacteria, which is then turned into a protein solution. “You know how you make bubbles when you’re a kid? It’s kind of the same thing,”Todd said. “You just drag a bubble through the soap solution and it kind of spawns other bubbles. You can also do something — whipping it like cake batter. Stirring it causes bubbles to form.” The protein looks like yellowy soap bubbles and is made in a liquid. The proteins come from places such as bacterial protein or proteins from plants, Todd said.
Friday, October 1st
uH reading group An urban humanities reading group meets every Friday. Different books are covered at every meeting, offering diverse views and opinions that are important today. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Taft House Library
Friday, October 1st
poker tournament A Texas Hold’Em Tournament will be held for anyone who signs up at the Catskeller. Chips and cards will be provided, and the top 3 people with the most chips will get prizes. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. TUC Catskeller - TUC 100
Wednesday, October 6th
intl. prog expo An expo will be held to show students the many learning abroad opportunities offered by UC International Programs. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. TUC Atrium - TUC 300
Wednesday, October 13th
cultural festival A cultural festival that will celebrate music from different cultures. The festival will be completely public. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Campus Green Sigma Sigma Commons
Monday, October 11th
senior scholars day A recruitment event for seniors interested in high achieving programs. Presentations, breakfast, lunch, and a campus tour will be involved. 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. TUC 427
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Selling our souls for some joe There are 516 steps between the Starbucks in the Steger Student Life Center and a new Starbucks being established where the College-Conservatory of Music Café stood. Coffee is essential — especially for college students lacking sleep and depending on caffeine to wake up in the morning. Starbucks is the most popular coffee provider on the University of Cincinnati’s campus. As of Oct. 5, the third Starbucks on or near campus will open, and the long line at the Steger Starbucks will die down. More students will be traveling to CCM to purchase their regular cup of joe or rich Cinnamon Dolce Crème Frappuccino and apple bran muffin. Is having two Starbucks on campus
convenient, or is overkill? While most would think a third Starbucks within one half mile of campus is too much, we have other thoughts in mind. Everyone on campus knows the pain of waiting in line for coffee during the short 10 minutes between classes. Most of the time, the line starts at the register, follows out the door and pours out onto MainStreet. Everyone on campus also knows the pain of staying up late to finish typing papers, do homework and study for exams. Many students battle with this question: Do I wait in line and risk being late yet awake to class to take notes, or do I arrive
on time but fall asleep halfway through my professor’s lecture? Most students side with the latter — to not to be counted late for class attendance and take the risk of falling asleep, missing vital information like when homework is due, how extra credit can be achieved and where the final exam is located. Even professors might agree with the need for caffeine. Editor-in-Chief Gin A. Ando and sports editor Sam Elliott can account for Ric Sweeney, field service assistant professor of marketing, admitting he teaches at his best when he has had his fill of caffeine for the day. Caffeine is a stimulant, meaning it accelerates physiological activity. Specifically, it speeds up the action of
your brain and makes you more alert. Having just one cup of coffee can help students and professors be prepared, functional and focus on class. More than 50 percent of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis — some drink three to four cups in daily — and it’s increasing every day. We don’t want to love it, but we have to. Starbucks is more expensive than the coffee at Market on Main or ExpressMart in Tangeman University Center, but it’s addicting. And it’s good stuff. We mourn the loss of CCM Café and its delicious soups, salads and sandwiches, but we need coffee. Or the pumpkin-spice latte. Apologies to petroleum. America’s true fuel is caffeine.
FROM GREEN | 1 Other options were considered for the element being converted into biofuels. “The first thing is carbon capture. There has been discussion using algae, soy, corn and all these plants,” Wendell said.“But the problem with a lot of those is they’re not necessarily carbon neutral. It costs [petroleum] to plant them and harvest them.” The foam, however, produces a better outcome and is cost effective for investors. “The foam is a little better in the sense that it can fix carbon into sugar at three times the efficiency of plants,”
Wendell said. The foam is also versatile in the way it can be used versus other options considered. “It’s modular, so we can add or remove certain proteins to make a product,” Wendell said. “If we want glucose versus fructose — they’re both sugars, but they certainly have different structures — if we want to change that, we can.” The artificial photosynthetic foam has been a project in the works for a few years and will continue to develop, the award winners said.
FROM TV | 3 when are these people going to learn to appreciate the beauty of a long engagement?) and Chief Webber back in da house where he belongs. As far as new shows go, look forward to the promising “Outsourced,” a show that could easily become one big racist joke, but instead shows promise and heart. “Mike and Molly,” a show about fat people that doesn’t just focus on them being fat, also could turn out decent. “My Generation” could either be
interesting or boring, while “S#*! My Dad Says,” a show based off a Twitter account, will most likely die out as the little publicity stunt that thought it could. And old favorites like “The Office,”“Modern Family,” “Gossip Girl” and “How I Met Your Mother” will be welcomed with open arms, while has-beens like “Two and a Half Men” and “Medium” should quit while they’re ahead.
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Show love for local artists With MidPoint’s end and the Clifton Heights Music Festival on the horizon, Cincinnati’s music scene has been quite ubiquitous these past few weeks. Show goers have seen some of the best, the worst and the most “what the hell is that?” music the Queen City has to offer. Even with these major festivals, Cincinnati’s musical landscape has just begun to be catalogued. So, without further ado, I present to you (in no particular order) my top-five bands from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area that will continue the charge of revitalizing Cincinnati’s live music scene. You may have heard of a few of them, and a few may be new to you, but that’s just the way I like it. Banderas: These sleaze bags are drunks. They break things and they have no qualms with making fun of other bands on the same bill as them. They are also the best rock and roll band in the city. Mixing punk, metal, rock and a healthy dose of grime, Banderas has one hell of a sound. Combine that with their electric (and sometimes disgusting) live show and you’ve got one hell of a rounded package. 500 Miles to Memphis: Arguably the most distinguished and successful band on this list, 500 Miles to Memphis is on of our city’s greatest musical exports. The band is driven by vocalist and guitarist Ryan Malott, whose personal, introspective and often depressing lyrics draw you into the life of a man who has made mistakes and is courageous enough to share them. A group of Cincinnati music veterans back him up, including drummer Kevin Hogle, bassist Noah Sugarman and lap steel player David Rhodes Brown. The Reanimated: The underground heroes of Cincinnati’s flourishing horror punk scene, The Reanimated may be the biggest band you’ve never heard of. Imagine if you throwing Glenn Danzig into a blender with a Star Wars dork and adding some Miller High Life. Meet The Reanimated. This isn’t a group of young guys trying to relive the glory days of punk rock. These are five oldschool punk rock warriors ready to play hard and party harder. Their shows are explosive and their music is infectious. If you aren’t humming “Devilution” the day after, you must’ve been outside smoking. Switchblade Syndicate: This band may be young, especially when compared to the others on this list, but what they lack in experience they more than make up in grit. This rockabilly/surf/ punk/honky-tonk/rock/everything band has been playing nonstop since its inception, and there’s no sign of stopping. If you’re looking for a band to dance and sing along with, Switchblade is the one for you. The band you’re oh so pissed I didn’t mention: How could I? There’s that one band, your favorite band in town that is amazing, always plays the biggest and best shows and somehow, I didn’t mention them. What is wrong with me? To me, this is the greatest thing about this city. No matter what sound keeps you coming out to the bars, there is a band for you. Want heavy metal? We’ve got it. Punk rock? There’s plenty. Indie? Folk? Jazz? Country? All here. In Cincinnati, it’s not a question of if a sound exists; it’s a matter of where it is. Sure, you may have to search a bit for the smaller genres, but it’s there. Just look at MidPoint and the Clifton Heights Music Festival, both of which have a wide range of acts on their bills. For a city that many people complain about lacking an active live music scene, we’ve all got our favorites. Sure, we were on the brink for a long time, but we’re recovering and, dare I say, flourishing. If concertgoers continue to support the acts they love, we have nowhere to go but up.
ENTERTAINMENT Clifton music fest refreshes scene Kelly Tucker | entertainment EDITOR Last weekend, MidPoint Music Festival brought several big-name, national indie musicians to Cincinnati. After a few days of recuperation, the Clifton Heights Music Festival will arrive just in time to give a variety local artists their own time in the spotlight. Festival founder Rome Ntukogu runs Far-I-Rome Productions, which puts on events to promote local bars and music. After suggesting to the Clifton Business Association that live music be added to a pub crawl event, he decided to take local music promotion into his own hands. Ntukogu’s passion and determination to help recognize local artists has resulted in a rapid-growing tradition known as the Clifton Heights Music Festival. The celebration will run from approximately 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Rohs Street Café, Baba Budan’s, Mac’s Pizza Pub, Christy’s Biergarten and Murphy’s pub are all happily hosting the event. The first CHMF, which launched Oct. 1, 2009, brought a crowd of nearly 1,500 fans to listen to 30 bands. By adding two more venues and an extra night to the event, the turnout doubled by
AT IT AGAIN The No No Knots are back on the bill after CHMF’s second successful run in April. the second festival six months later, with 85 artists on the bill. Festival goers this year should expect the unexpected this time — CHMF boasts an immense variety of bands and genres. Hip-hop, punk and folk acts are likely to play back-to-back in the same venue. “There’s so many talented people in this city,” Ntukogu says with a smile. “The goal is to unify the vibe in Cincinnati.” Ntukogu isn’t just talking about music — this festival will pay tribute to local artists as well, featuring work from UC student Megan
Kelly at Rohs Street Café along with other talented artists who have yet to be confirmed. “It’s not just about music, but appreciating expression in Cincinnati,” Ntukogu explains. Of all the bands set to perform this weekend, Ntukogu is especially enthusiastic about some new acts in particular. He anticipates newcomers Indigo Wild, a talented young blues/folk band, as well as Majestic Man, an alternative jam-band with a 1960s’ twist. Some acts are secretly planning mash-ups. Don’t be surprised if sequential performers crowd the stage for some sweet collaborations. Ntukogu’s favorite thing about the festival is watching bands finish their sets early and joining the audience in support of fellow bands. “It annoys me to see talented musicians wear out their audience,” Ntukogu says. The Clifton Heights Music Festival’s purpose is to bring new fans to new venues to see new bands play new music, refreshing the scene and allowing Clifton to see their city in a whole new light. Tickets $12 for both nights, or $8 for one night. For more information about CHMF, visit myspace.com/cliftonheightsmusicfest.
Toppers to award first 50 customers New pizza joint celebrates its grand opening Saturday
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PREPARE TO DINE Toppers employees are already practicing their dough slinging skills in preparation for the big event.
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Late night pizza, games, TV and an inviting atmosphere make for the ideal lobby of a college dorm. Thanks to Toppers Pizza, this description also applies to the lobby of a pizza restaurant coming to Clifton. Wisconsin-based and collegeoriented Toppers will open its first Ohio unit on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 345 Calhoun St. Toppers sets itself apart from other “old, stale, boring” pizza places with its menu, as well as the events planned for its grand opening, said Brett Larrabee, director of franchise development. Toppers’ tradition at each grand opening grants the first 50 customers one year of free food from the restaurant. This has led to people lining up outside the building, sometimes camping out 48 hours in advance, Larrabee said. The very first customer of the new store will be privileged to wear Toppers’ King mascot costume and have their picture taken. He or she will not only receive free food, but will become part of Toppers history. Opening festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. and Bearcast Radio will be broadcasting interviews with the first few customers. Toppers is known for more than just their grand opening. They are open until 3:30 a.m., and their menu includes tasty items like their signature pizza, the “Hangover Helper,”convenient for
late nights and early mornings. It is topped with butter sauce, cheese, peppers, onions, potatoes, bacon, and the hangover-healing ingredient, grease. The “Potato Topper” is, as the new store’s co-owner and operator, Dave Fullerton, describes it, “like a giant potato skin,” with potatoes, cheese and bacon. Toppers also makes “Topperstix.” Not your average cheesy breadsticks, the Triple Size shares the same girth as a large pizza. Other varieties include “Tacostix”, “Baconstix” and “Pepperonistix”. “Cinnamonstix” and “Berrystix,” covering both dinner and dessert. Also on the menu are wings, quesadillas, grinders, and more traditional styles of pizza. Not only can Toppers help students quell hunger, but it also provides comfort and fun with its laid-back lobby, equipped with couches, chairs, bar stools, a basketball hoop, and flatscreen TV’s. This makes for an atmosphere that is“always fun and games,” says Fullerton, and proves that Toppers “speak[s] the same language as college students.” The lobby also contains a ping-pong ball dispenser“for ping pong games,” Fullerton explained “with a wink and a nod.” Have a Bearcat Card? Toppers can swipe it. Their website, www.toppers.com, offers online ordering, coupons, gift cards, delivery and catering. You can find them on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Blogger, and YouTube.
Most anticipated television premieres Ariel Cheung | Managing ediTOR
With action-packed football games and changing leaves comes the fall TV premiere season — one that, this year, can’t be missed. The sixth season of “Weeds” on Showtime has gone off with a bang, or, rather, a whack. After Shane used a croquet mallet to off a minor character, Nancy and her family are on the run … again. This time, however, they’ve got the Mexican mafia on their tail. The first six episodes have turned the show around after a mediocre fifth season; the Botwins (or should I say the Newmans) have regained some resemblance of a family. The season has the “Weeds” feel to it that much of season five lacked.
Ask the editors “Which fall show are you most excited for?” Sean: The Venture Brothers German: Dexter Sam Elliott: The Office Sam Weinberg: East Bound and Down Gin: Mad Men Eamon: Dexter Jayna: Warehouse 13 Kelly: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ariel: Weeds James: Southland Sam Greene: Dexter Jamie: 30 Rock
The other Showtime show-stopper “Dexter” also premiered last Sunday after a cliffhanger finale to season four. As in season two, Miami Metro and the FBI are hot on Dexter’s trail … but this time, it’s for a crime he didn’t commit. As Dexter figures out how to mourn Rita, Debra takes out her frustration on an overlytan Quinn (whose off-the-clock investigation of Rita’s murder is already annoying) and Astor blames Dexter and continues to suck at acting. This season shows promise, but the whole cat-and-mouse game could get old fast, as it was already pretty played out in season two. And if Quinn doesn’t learn from Sgt. Doakes’ mistakes in season two, he’s doomed to repeat history. Let’s just hope that doesn’t mean he is caught in a fiery explosion caused by a psycho Brit chick. Although if he doesn’t turn his ‘tude around, I might end up rooting for the arsonist. “Glee” is simultaneously one of the most exciting concepts and disappointing realities. The concept is every choir chick’s wet dream: sculpted football players who fall in love with the nerdy, obsessive starlet and discover their love of harmonizing and ukuleles all in one episode. And, frankly, “Glee” could still save itself, if its producers learn to back away from the AutoTune and remember to base the characters on real people, instead of overexaggerated caricatures. Looking back on the beginning on season one, there was so much promise for the show, but with each episode, the music became less real, and the characters became cornier and faker. “Grey’s Anatomy,” meanwhile, took a great season finale and dropped a big pile of psycho on it. Of course, I suppose a little psycho was necessary after the heart-
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ONE, TWO, GLEE Viewers wait in anticipation for their favorite season premieres to make their television debut. stopping season finale last spring. Lexi “Little Grey” finally captured my heart with her breakdown, where she accused a patient of trying to overdose and knocked all the carts around. Plus, she absolutely smoked Alex, which is always fun to see. It’s definitely shaping up to be an interesting season for “Grey’s,” with the Meredith/Derek marriage showing some tiny cracks (leaving Derek in jail was hilarious), Christina and Owen marking the fourth
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Thursday, Oct. 7
ZOO BREW Enjoy a beer and appetizers from local restaurants with music and, of course, animals 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo
Thursday, Sept. 30
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Friday, Oct. 1
BRAS WITH FLARE AT THE SQUARE FASHION SHOW Help raise breast cancer awareness. A fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 7:00 p.m. Fountain Square
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Weekend Edition September 30 | 2010 NEWSRECORD.ORG
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Playoff run brings joy to Cincy Merry Clinchmas, Cincinnati. Baseball in general just isn’t really my cup of tea these days, and I’ve been hard on the Reds in the past after more than a decade of pitiful play. But it is nice to finally see them succeeding. I collected the Sean Casey, Brent Boone and Ken Griffey Jr. baseball cards, had a Barry Larkin T-shirt jersey like any 10 year old and some of the best memories of my grandfather come from our times in the upper decks of Riverfront Stadium. Just about everything has changed with the Reds since then. A new ballpark, new ownership, new manager and new players came and went like drifters. But all of it finally culminated in the team’s first playoff-clinching moment in 15 seasons Tuesday. Colin Cowherd, eat your heart out. The ESPN radio and television personality called the Redlegs “frauds” back in August. Then they went out and posted the National League’s third-best record in September to lock up a playoff berth after the infamous Queen City Brawl with the Cardinals. But maybe Cowherd was on to something. Frauds usually pull off something you didn’t see coming, catch you by surprise or shock you with an action you might not expect. Sound familiar? Along with everybody not named the St. Louis Cardinals, the Reds were an afterthought and underdog in the NL Central on Opening Day. Then they managed to pull off one of the biggest cons in recent history: stealing the NL Central away from St. Louis and Chicago after 10-straight seasons with either the Cardinals or Cubs on top of the division. Now Cincinnati is the division champ. Call it fraud if you like, Mr. Cowherd, but crime pays in the form of playoff games. And who doesn’t like watching an underdog story? Downtown Cincinnati was electric with Reds fever Tuesday night, and with one swing of his bat, Jay Bruce sent the sold-out crowd into madness. There’s an excitement around the Reds that hasn’t been there since most of us were in little league. For the first time in years, the Reds were playing meaningful games at Great American Ballpark while the Bengals were preparing for football season to kick off at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnatians didn’t know what to do with themselves. This is the furthest into football season that the Reds have been able to hold the city’s attention in 15 years. And they aren’t done yet. What’s next for the Cincinnati Reds? They reached this point thanks in large part to their National League-best 768 runs off the bats of Bruce, Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Co. But the playoffs are all about big-time pitching, right? Wrong. Playoff wins come down to good-enough pitching, and the Reds have enough of it to cash in a World Series berth. Starters Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto and Edison Volquez are good — good enough to win three-straight games against any lineup in baseball if the offense provides the run support it’s capable of. But should the playoff train end early for Cincinnati, at least the city and team enjoyed the ride. Good job, Redlegs.
UC eyes first Big East win Sean Peters | Chief reporter With no wins in conference play through three games, fans of the University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team are wondering if and when the Lady Bearcats are going to straighten their game. Although they’ve still won more games than they’ve lost (6-4-1, 0-3-0 Big East), there’s definite tension in those numbers. A win in the Bearcats’ upcoming game against a tough University of West Virginia squad (5-4-1, 1-1-1 Big East) might prove to be the perfect opportunity to swing morale and turn things around. The Mountaineers are ranked above the Bearcats in almost every statistical category in the Big East, but have struggled of late, winning only one of their past three games. The Bearcats have also had their own struggles, losing three of their past five games. But the team is coming off of a five-day break, and Cincinnati head coach Michelle Salmon says the team is looking as strong as ever. “We’ve definitely solved some things,” Salmon said. “It’s by far been the best week of training.”
When asked what needed the most work in their game, Salmon quickly confirmed the backline needed tightening so they could get what was needed in the midfield. In their past five games, the Bearcats’ defense has struggled, giving up 12 goals, which plummeted the squad into 13th place in the Big East for goals allowed. On the opposite end of the field, Cincinnati has had troubles finding the back of the net, scoring just three goals through their past five games. Salmon acknowledged that changes needed to be made in order to turn the season around. One such change was moving junior Erin Kaufman from forward to midfield to compensate for injuries. Salmon praises Kaufman for being “one of the smartest soccer players ever,” and believes she will thrive at her new position. While Salmon acknowledged the match against West Virginia will be a tough one, she expressed confidence that her team will put up a strong fight. “As long as we play to our strengths, we’ll do fine,” Salmon said. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Gettler Stadium.
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BIG EAST BLUES After a 3-7-1 Big East record in 2009, the Bearcats are 0-3 to begin 2010.
SCORELESS DRAW Cincinnati, Xavier tie in city rivalry
Sam Greene | Online editor
ALL FOR NOT After 110 minutes, the UC and XU men’s soccer teams combined for five shots on goal Wednesday at the XU Soccer Complex.
Hunter Tickel | Senior reporter For the second-straight year, the University of Cincinnati men’s soccer team went into overtime against longtime city rival Xavier. Unlike last season — a 2-1 Cincinnati win at home — the Bearcats and Musketeers played to a 0-0 draw after double overtime Wednesday at the Xavier University Soccer Complex. “We’re disappointed, I thought we created some chances in the first half,” head coach Hylton Dayes said. “I thought we tried to carry the game and Xavier did what they have done in all of their games: defend.” In the 39th installment of the cross-town showdown, the Bearcats (3-2-3, 1-0-0 Big East) extended their unbeaten streak against the Muskies to six games. The rivalry has been one dominated by the Bearcats, who own a 25-8-6 edge in the series. At Gettler Stadium one year ago, Matt Bahner scored the game-winner for UC in the 93rd minute, but the Bearcats were unable to put the finishing touches on a win this season. Cincinnati sophomore Andre Sharpe registered the lone shot on goal in a scoreless first half. In the 40th minute, he pulled the trigger from 30 yards, but his shot was pushed beyond the far post with a fingertip save. “I thought we created enough to get a goal,” Dayes said. Xavier’s .37 goals allowed average ranks 5th in the nation. Cincinnati’s defense lived up to its reputation as well. The Bearcats sit as 7th with .4 goals per game. “I think what you saw today was two teams struggling to score goals,” Dayes said. In a rare opportunity of the opening half, UC’s Mark Konitsch found leading scorer Matt Bahner with a cross into the six-yard box in the 26th minute, but the junior was unable to keep his header under the crossbar. Bahner had another close call with a dangerous header in the second half. “I thought Bahner had some good looks, but tonight he wasn’t sharp,” Dayes said. The Bearcats collected a pair of yellow cards in the game’s first 45 minutes and three for the game. Konitsch was called for embellishing a foul away from the ball. Senior Nick Weightman — no stranger to the intensity of the rivalry match — was issued a card when he shoved Sean Ryan in the back in the 33rd minute. The second half was relatively quiet until the final minute of the match. Senior forward Tristan Watson nearly won the game for the Bearcats with a screaming low shot outside the box that bobbled in goalie Justin Marshall’s hands. The ensuing UC throw in saw Zach Patterson’s header sail inches wide of the goal with six seconds remaining in regulation. The Cats return to conference play when it hosts Rutgers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Gettler Stadium.
Commandos reloading for 2011 Sam Elliott | Sports EDITOR
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COMMANDING THE TROOPS Billy Back’s second season in Cincinnati will kick off in February 2011.
After winning a league championship in their inaugural season, the Cincinnati Commandos are looking for new recruits. The professional indoor football team plans to conduct an open tryout Sunday, Oct. 24, as head coach Billy Back begins offseason preparations for year two in the Continental Indoor Football League. “If you come in here and you can beat out one of our guys, that’s what we want,” Back said.“We want somebody that’s going to be better than what we had. We want to be a better team this year.” A tough task, as the Commandos ranked first among the six CIFL teams in scoring offense, total offense, total defense and a slew of other statistical categories en route to a championship in 2010. “I thought we were a pretty good team last year, but there are some spots on our roster that I think we can be better at,” Back said. To date, Back has signed eight players to his 2011 roster and plans to sign more the day of the workout. “I want to bring 45 guys into camp and I want guys to come in that are going to challenge the guys from last year,” Back said. “Just because they played last year doesn’t mean they have a set position. All positions are open.” The team has yet to announce which
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We want somebody that’s going to be better than what we had. We want to be a better team this year. —billy back Commandos head coach
Commandos will return for a second tour of duty next season. Four former players plan to sign with Arena Football League teams, Back said, and the head coach doesn’t mind the turnover. “We’re here to be a stepping stone,” Back said. “I want to get the guys that are seniors from the Cincinnati area that may not make the NFL, but should make it.” Entering its sixth season, the CIFL has plans to expand to 10 teams and move the season forward on the calendar with an early February kickoff planned. “That way our guys can get into NFL camps afterwards. They’ll have film and I can get it out to the NFL scouts,” Back said. “We tell players if they come here, we’ll try to get you somewhere else if that’s your goal.” The team’s open tryout runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Wall 2 Wall Soccer in Mason. Registration is $40 and begins at 9:30 a.m.