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Students help in Union renovations By KAEAN RUSSELL Administration and Board of Regents Beat Writer Men in hard hats, safety glasses and boots covered in dirt can be seen marching through the halls of the Student Union, while students wander the open halls struggling to forget old routines. “The renovations do present new challenges but students are adaptable and will figure out solutions that we never thought of in the planning process,” Kent Sampson, the Campus Life direc-

tor said. The Student Union is being renovated not only to update the building infrastructure but also to give the students more space for gathering. The planning for the project began four years ago when the building’s heating and cooling capabilities and ability to serve students were found to be inefficient. A committee of five administrative and five student representatives gathered student input through focus groups and 10,000 surveys.

The committee also visited new and renovated student unions around the country. “The students have been involved in decision making from day one,” Mitch Killcrease, the Student Union director said. “The project priorities have been aimed to serve the wants and needs of the students because it’s their money and their building.” Student fees make up $43 million of the $61 million needed for the renovations. The rest of the money comes from the food court and

book store revenue, government stimulus money and private donations. One of the major renovation priorities is to create more space for students to gather. With the renovations, the Campus Life department will move out of the basement to the second floor. The second floor is more heavily traveled, which creates the possibility for students to stumble upon the department easier. See UNION Page 9a

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Oklahoma State soccer shuts out Sooners in its season opener By Corinne Meyerson Sports Editor The Cowgirls had to break out their Bedlam hair paint sooner than normal. Oklahoma State shut rival Oklahoma out 1-0 on Friday night at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex in an unconventional nonconference matchup in front of the second-largest crowd in OSU soccer history. The 1,703 in attendance watched as the Cowgirls donned orange, black and white spraypainted hair and dominated with defense. OSU coach Colin Carmichael said the team didn’t play its best, but given the unusual

circumstances, the team was happy to get the win however it could. “It was different,” he said. “There’s no question. I think both teams would rather wait a few weeks before you had that one, but it was the same for them so we can’t complain.” The Cowgirls scored their lone goal in the 36th minute when Annika Niemeier connected on a pass to Kyndall Treadwell, who scored from 12 yards out. The 1-0 score isn’t entirely indicative of the control the Cowgirls had throughout the game. The Cowgirls pressured the Sooners in the first half, recording 11 shot attempts to OU’s six.

“I felt in the first half we were unlucky to not be two or three up,” Carmichael said. Sophomore goalie Adrianna Franch recorded four saves and earned her 12th career shutout. Franch also moved into fifth for career saves, amassing 79 in the short time she has been at OSU. Freshman Taylor Mathews said it was a thrill to get a glimpse into Bedlam, and even better that the Cowgirls were victorious. “There was a lot of pressure being a freshman and getting to play,” Mathews said. “It was really exciting but I was also really nervous going out on the field. I know a lot of girls on the OU team so it felt really good to

beat them.” Carmichael said he was impressed with the performance of the freshmen in their first game, especially because the opponent was Oklahoma. “We had to use some of the freshmen and they stepped up and got it done,” Carmichael said. “That’s pleasing that those kids got a taste of Bedlam.” Carmichael said the Bedlam games aren’t always the prettiest because of the typical emotions attached to the rivalry. “Any win in Bedlam is a good win and we just wanted to get off to a good start,” Carmichael said. “Performance needs work, but overall, pretty pleased. Anytime you beat OU you gotta be pretty happy.”

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Students, Faculty and Staff welcome back to Stillwater Kenneth Higgs Editor-in-Chief

Let me be one of the first to say ‘Welcome to Oklahoma State University’, and for some

of you, welcome back. Starting the Fall semester almost feels like starting the new year. We make promises to ourselves and pray we can keep them till the summer. Some of us are setting goals to keep that 4.0, while others might just be fighting the urge to be overtaken by the freshman 15. Regardless of what you want your Fall to be, we are happy to have you back. One of the fundamental aspirations of journalism must be community building. We’ve made it our goal this semester to elevate the OSU community by providing you the best, most timely news as it happens. Once upon a time it was OK to print today’s news tomorrow, we don’t live in those times anymore, so we have decided you shouldn’t have to either. We are transitioning to a web-first platform this year in the O’Colly. This process is new for us, but we hope to serve you and

our community better by effect. From now on we post stories online as we get them, so that you can read, watch and consider the impact of what is happening around you at OSU. We do the best job we know how to bring you new and pertinent content. While we have a dedication to being your source of OSU news, the O’Colly is still a learning lab. So please remember to let us know how we’re doing. We’re open to suggestion and criticism alike. Shown at left, the cover of the first issue of the Daily O’Collegian for the Fall semester 2010. If you missed it, read content from it online at File/ O’Collegian

The piper will lead us to reason By JAMES COOPER Forum Editor

“I think the president’s problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim,” explained the Rev. Franklin Graham. “The seed of Muslim is passed

through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim; his father gave him an Islamic name.” Those televised remarks, made in an interview with CNN’s John King on Thursday, come amidst the backdrop of an August 19th survey by The Pew Research Center which found an increase in the number of Americans who believe that President Obama is a Muslim. In the results, Pew found “that nearly one in five Americans (18 percent) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from an 11 percent in March 2009. Only about one-third of adults (34 percent) say Obama is a Christian, down sharply from 48 percent in 2009.” And, nearly 43 percent say they have no idea what religion Obama practices. However, the number who question Obama’s Christianity is larger among the president’s political opponents. 34 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a Muslim, “as do 30 percent of those who disapprove of Obama’s job performance.” Rumors and innuendo sur-

rounding the religious beliefs of Barack Hussein Obama have long swirled around the country, as far back as the 2008 Democratic Primary race. Early in the general election, then-Candidate Obama’s campaign unveiled their “Fight the Smears” website in an effort to aggressively refute whisper campaigns that Obama was a secret Muslim, refused to say the pledge of allegiance, etc. What a difference, then, two years makes during what former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich described on Sunday as “the summer of our discontent” on ABC’s “This Week.” The same week the Pew Research survey became the topic for water cooler discussion, an already heated conversation regarding the building of a mosque two blocks from ground zero in Lower Manhattan had reached fever pitch. No matter the “ground zero mosque” was actually an Islamic community center in the mold of the Jewish 92nd Street Y uptown and that it was located two blocks away from ground zero. No matter that in December 2009 when conservative political

commentator Dr. Laura Ingraham guest-hosted “The O’Reilly Factor” and interviewed Daisy Khan, co-founder of the project and wife of its Imam, Abdul Rauf, she praised Ms. Khan and the building’s construction. “I can’t find many people who really have a problem with it,” Ingraham told Ms. Khan. “I like what you’re trying to do and Ms. Khan we appreciate it and come on my radio show some time.” That was old Laura Ingraham. New, reasonable Laura Ingraham appears on “Good Morning America” and says things like “the terrorists have won with how this has gone down. 600 feet from where thousands of our fellow Americans were incinerated in the name of political Islam and we’re supposed to be considered ‘intolerant’ if we’re not cheering this?” The reason for Ingraham’s newfound outrage and moral indignation? As per usual, look no further than Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News and the right wing media. Thanks to’s Justin Elliott research and reporting, we now have a timeline charting the

manufacturing of a fake scandal, describing how an Islamic Center became “Ground Zero Mosque.” “Ground Zero Mosque” resonates for all the obvious reasons; what Elliott’s piece in makes clear is that Rupert Murdoch’s conservative media empire appears all too ready to exploit those ‘obvious reasons’ for political gain, ginning up tension in an already anxious electorate struggling through the worst recession since the Great Depression with tales of Muslim boogeymen. And, as if the obvious need be more obvious, Murdoch’s News Corp. donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association (with—surprise, surprise— no matching funds to Democrats). Finally, Murdoch has given the Republicans their long promised dowry, making official what many of us have known for years: Fox News is about as “fair and balanced” as Obama is “Muslim” and “the Antichrist.” James Cooper is a MA student in Screen Studies and English. He received his BA in Film Studies and English from the University of Oklahoma.

Kevin Calvey may not be southern baptist, but neither was Jesus Christ By ASHLEY REYNOLDS Forum Columnist

Many of us spent the final weeks of summer by the pool, others preferring the lake.

Some of us watched Gene Simmons Family Jewels marathons, wondering which idiot politician would provide the best material for their next political column. Those who spent their summer anywhere near Oklahoma City, however, have had a front-row ticket to one of the nastiest political campaigns in our state’s history. Republicans Kevin Calvey and James Lankford head into Tuesday night’s runoff in Oklahoma City’s 5th Congressional District race and there are a few things Mr. Calvey would like Republicans in the 5th district to know. First, as his latest TV ad declares, he and Lankford are “both good Christians.” Don’t let the whole separation of church and state bit distract you – this is definitely the most important thing to know before electing a legislator. Of course, wouldn’t it be better to know who the best Christian is? Glad you asked.

As the ad explains, while “Lankford served the community well as a youth camp director, Calvey fought the liberals.” See, one was ministering to youth at Falls Creek, and the other was in office voting for tax cuts. I think we all know which makes you a better Christian. Calvey then “left his business” (a law firm), “put country first” (this sounds familiar…), “volunteered for duty in Iraq” (as a lawyer), “and was awarded the bronze star” (a non-combat medal). His harrowing tales of shrapnel flying nearby shouldn’t be clouded by the fact that he served – honorably, no doubt – as a lawyer in an air-conditioned building in Iraq’s Green Zone. You should also know that Lankford is soft on terrorism. You may wonder what substantiates that claim. Well, the paraplegic who was wheeled into Calvey’s press conference at the state capitol, introduced as a victim of terrorism, and put in front

of the microphones so she could denounce Lankford is what substantiates that claim. Exploited chair-bound victims always trump facts. To summarize Calvey’s point, “James Lankford is not ready to serve in Congress,” partly because he’s “very naïve about terrorism,” as we just discussed. These quotes, attributed to the Edmond Sun, appear on a mailer that Calvey sent to GOP voters in four counties last week. The paper’s copyrighted logo appears on the card, which is hopefully enough to counterbalance the fact that the paper immediately published a statement assuring readers that “these were not quotes from this newspaper and do not in any way reflect the opinion of this newspaper.” And, if you remain undecided, consider this: “Kevin Calvey may not be Southern Baptist, but neither was Jesus Christ.” These words of wisdom appear on a Calvey staffer’s Facebook profile,

right above a link to the “Send us your Tales of Falls Creek Debauchery” contest. Calvey has run one of the most distasteful campaigns in Oklahoma’s history. Meanwhile, Lankford has remained positive, focusing largely on fiscal issues. He talks about the national debt, deregulating business, and other points high on his legislative agenda while Calvey constantly reminds us he has a bronze star, goes to church, and basically loves America more. The saddest part of all is that observers and pollsters show the race in a dead heat. It’s harder to blame Calvey for his tactics when they seem to work. Conservatives across the state should hope that their 5th district counterparts decide to support the use of meaningful, genuine dialogue in campaigns by voting for James Lankford tomorrow. Ashley Reynolds is an MA student in Political Science.


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OSU student bikes from Stillwater to Alaska By STEPHEN BRISCOE Campus Rec. Reporter Once in a blue moon, a brilliant idea comes about due to the hearty consumption of alcohol. OSU student Curtis Moss’s idea to bike from Stillwater to Alaska was, if not brilliant, at least gutsy. “My friends and I were enjoying a lot of beer one night and the idea came up as more of a joke, and I ended up doing it,” Moss said. Moss’s trek began on May 15 and was completed July 17. Cycling an estimated 72

“Everybody had a reason for me not to do it. Most of the reasons were bears.” — CURTIS MOSS Junior, Geography Major

Nathan poppe/O’Collegian OSU Geography junior Curtis Moss rode his bike 4,000 miles from Oklahoma to Alaska this summer. He’s standing outside the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade Development on OSU’s campus with his bike, a red Specialized Allez, which he bought locally at Cooper’s Bicycle.

miles per riding day, he finished over a month ahead of schedule on July 17. The trip even has a Facebook group called Summer 2010: Ride to the Midnight Sun. Moss has been preparing for his ride for nearly a year. “I’d bought this bike last August, (and I) had only been riding it for a year,” Moss said. “Last December, (I was) riding probably about 100 miles a week, which turned out to not be enough.” He also encountered critics along the way. “Everybody had a reason

for me not to do it,” Moss said. “Most of the reasons were bears.” Bears weren’t enough to bother him though. “I had the money saved up, so why shouldn’t I?” So Moss loaded up his bike with the bare necessities: a tent with a tarp, a good sleeping bag and some light clothing. And he tried to avoid ever carrying more than 35 pounds, which meant buying just enough food to last two or three days. The first challenge of the trip began in North Platte,

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Neb., where Moss had to race a thunderstorm. He said he barely reached a gas station as the first of the hail began to assault his back. “I guess the storm and I more or less tied,” Moss said. Moss also endured drenching downpours throughout much of the trip, but he said his main obstacle was fatigue. “There were some days where I was like, this is (insert word of choice for bovine excrement),” Moss said, “But I’d started it so I couldn’t be mad at anybody but myself.” And as for the bears? Moss said that most of the 13 bears he saw seemed content to sit on the side of the road and eat flowers. He was a little irked after his trip to hear of the July 28 bear attacks in Yellowstone National Park, remembering that he had just biked through that area. But Moss’s trip wasn’t all bad. “Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Canadian Rockies — mostly in Alberta — were the most beautiful part of the trip,” Moss said. “The Icefields Parkway in Jasper was amazing. Big glaciers next to the highway — just stuff you don’t see anywhere else in the world.”

“The scenery was so amazing. I usually just watched the scenery most of the time. I did a lot of thinking. I brought my iPod but barely listened to it.” Moss said he mostly just camped out along the trip. Since he was making his ride to promote the National Student Exchange, he did get to stay at six schools along the way as a part of the NSE, all of which were extremely hospitable, he said. Some nights he was simply offered a free dorm room, but one university administrator invited him to stay at her own house. Another university administrator took him to a hot spring an hour away and hosted a barbecue for him. Some of the best hospitality, though, came from back home. OSU alumni and Alaska residents David and Karen Brown allowed Moss to bunk in their lake house for four nights. “I couldn’t have asked for better people to stay with,” Moss said. To any inspired by Curtis Moss’s Ride to the Midnight Sun, he offers one piece of advice: “If you’re sitting around drinking with your buddies, and get this grand idea to do something epic, do it,” Moss said.


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Daily Horoscope By Nancy Black and Stephanie Clement Tribune Media Services (MCT) Today’s birthday (8/23/2010). Passions drive all your actions this year. Romance is definitely part of the picture, and so are intuition and just plain good luck. Your mind bounces from one idea to the next, sometimes without direction, but often you see subtle connections you’d missed before. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 6 -- The frantic pace continues today. All your insight is required if you’re to manage the needs of all the crew. Take care of others first. Taurus (April 20--May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- The direct path at work gets you nowhere now. Change your focus by five or ten degrees and a new direction emerges. Be patient. Gemini (May 21--June 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Everyone’s bouncing off the walls with radical ideas. How much change can you incorporate and still remain on schedule? Keep on task. Cancer (June 22--July 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Everyone in your household joins together to resolve a persistent issue. In fact, no one leaves until an agreement’s achieved. Peace reigns. Leo (July 23--Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Wherever you find yourself today, dig deep and express your passions to others. You meet someone unusual who incites enthusiasm. Go with the flow. Virgo (Aug. 23--Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Accept someone else’s inspiration to motivate your work today. It doesn’t always have to be about you. Give them total credit. Libra (Sept. 23--Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Exchange of ideas and emotional energy makes today’s work a lot more fun. Don’t hold back. Even a silly idea is worth listening to. Scorpio (Oct. 23--Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Spread the work around by creating a priority list and allowing someone else to assign the tasks. That way, you play the good cop. Sagittarius (Nov. 22--Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- By day’s end, something does get done. Early on, you wonder if the ideas will end off flying around and come to roost. Trust the process. Capricorn (Dec. 22--Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- You’re in and out of your own workspace throughout the day. You’re preparing a surprise that’s not ready to be revealed. Make sure it’s well hidden. Aquarius (Jan. 20--Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Imagination runs away with you today. Your passion places you on a South Sea island or some other exotic locale. Take notes for a future trip. Pisces (Feb. 19--March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Brighten everyone’s day with jokes that focus on human foibles. People love to laugh out loud. Choose unusual topics, and find the humor there.

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Green incentives By Psychesha Moss Food and drink reporter

Mark Nelson/O’Collegian One of the dream machines on campus, this one may be found at the South entrance of the Student Union on Hester.

Pepsi Co. has teamed up with Waste Management to make recycling more convenient and fun nationwide. With the help of OSU Physical Plant and the SGA Sustainability Committee, students will be able to benefit from this collaboration as well. “Stillwater has no recycling center,” Rachel Branch, chair of the SGA sustainability Committee said. “Any recyclable material that was collected (in the past) had to bailed, bided and sent out which created difficulties in the recycling process”. Now, Pepsi will provide the recycling bins and OSU Physical Plant will pick up the items from the bins. Waste Management will then distribute the items to a recycling center. “The committees’ goal is to promote recycling, while teaching students to be more environmentally friendly,” Branch said. SGA will have awareness and information tables placed around campus to give students and faculty tips on recycling and the benefits of being green. There are also plans for a dorm recycling competition in the spring. The Dream Machine program is designed to give consumers an opportunity to recycle on-the-go, while also getting rewarded. There are seven recycling kiosks around campus including locations in Kerr residence hall, Edmon Low library and the Colvin Center. Students can go to the kiosks and register for a Greenopolis rewards card that will keep track of the points they earn from recycling. To redeem points for prizes, coupons or chari-

table donations, go online to . There are several options to choose from depending on your location. Along with the Dream Machines are a few new traditional static recycling bins around campus to make recycling more convenient and keep the campus green. Pepsi will also make a donation to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) for every can or bottle recycled. EBV gives post-9/11 veterans with disabilities an opportunity to be trained in entrepreneurship and business management. They will learn skills and information that will aid them in being future business owners. For more information about the Dream Machine visit www.facebook. com/dreammachine.

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New students receive a warm welcome By TIFFANY VINCENT Features Editor The phrase Welcome Week adorns OSU’s event calendar every day from Aug. 18 to Aug. 27. But what is it? Welcome Week is ALPHA revamped, created for new students and transfers. In previous years, ALPHA was the first five days before fall classes started. This year, three days and multiple activities have been added to the agenda. “We wanted to provide a more inclusive experience providing more academically-geared programs,” Brian Lackman, a Welcome Week coordinator, said. “Student information services are also available throughout the week to help students in any way.” Lackman said there are currently 2,700 students signed up. Throughout the week, groups and departments on campus offer a variety of activities. Students can learn about things that

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include studying abroad and how to get involved on campus. One of the highlighted additions is the student Convocation. On Friday, new students were welcomed to campus by President Burns Hargis.

“They talked about perseverance and working hard,” freshman Alyssa Casares said. “It’s on us to go and seek out the help they offer to keep ourselves in line and get the education we came here to get.”

The Convocation provided an introduction to all of the activities that Welcome Week has to offer. Students will learn more about have a successful college career and make the most of their time they have at OSU.

— Alyssa Casares, Freshman

Remembering Professor Bill Warde As a new school year begins, students and co-workers mourn the loss of Professor Bill Warde. He died in his sleep on Aug. 3 while attending an event for the Boy Scouts of America. Warde was the last original faulty member of the Statistics Department; the others had retired. Warde’s colleague, Brenda Masters,

had fond memories of him. “He was a man of highest moral and ethical character. He was an open and friendly person to all,” Masters said. The current head of the Statistics Department, Ibrahim “Abe” Ahmad also had fond memories of the late professor. “He was a leader on all fronts and was passionate about Boy Scouts,” Ahmad said. Warde was involved in honors organizations on

campus, a board member for both the University and Community Federal Credit Union and was actively involved with the Boy Scouts. He served with the Boy Scouts in both the United Kingdom and the United States for almost 60 years. He was recently named Cimarron Council Commissioner while serving as Cubmaster for Pack 3801 and a committee member for Troop 828. Associate Dean, Tom

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by composer Ned Rorem, which was released worldwide by Centaur Label. Lanners will use the most recent grant to record five pieces by Ross Lee Finney, an American Pulitzer Prize composer. “The recording will not be released until next year at the earliest,” Lanners said. “The whole process can take a couple of years. It is great when it actually happens… to have something of permanence. One goes out and plays performances and hopefully the audience likes

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Fast and explosive are the words Oklahoma State football players are using most frequently to describe the new offensive system being implemented this fall for the Cowboys. Under the direction of new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen, the team is changing from a pro-style offense to a versatile spread offense that is known to produce big numbers. “It’s a different system, but I think it has proven effective as solid,” coach Mike Gundy said. “I think coach Holgorsen has done a good job with the staff and the staff has done a good job with buying into the system, which is a big part of it because the players get a feel for the coaches.” Holgorsen comes to Stillwater with a resume that would support with Gundy’s comments. Spending his last two seasons at the University of Houston, in 2009 Holgorsen’s squad led the nation in total offense, averaging 563 yards and 42.2 points per game. Before coaching the Cougars, Holgorsen spent seven years with Texas Tech, another program known for its prolific offense. However, with an override of the previous system come the struggles of adapting to a new method. “I think they’re learning it fine,” Holgorsen said. “But learning it and getting good at it are two different things.” The timing of the switch coincides with the unveiling of a new starter at quarterback for the Cowboys. Junior Brandon Weeden will be at the helm in 2010. “I think the timing is perfect,” Weeden said. “We have the guys that it takes to run this system. It’s fun to watch the guys get better. They’re really starting to figure out the ins and outs of it.” Sophomore wide receiver Justin Blackmon said the new offense is going to give the young receiving corps more opportunities to make plays. “(The new offense) helps out a lot because when you know you are going to be able to get the chance to get the ball, you are going to work harder, so when you get the ball you can do something with it,” Blackmon said. “We have got a lot of receivers that are making plays, catching the ball well. It’s looking real good for us.” However, in the past four years, it has been the Cowboy’s running game that has led the Big 12, not the passing game. With the return of highlyregarded running back Kendall Hunter, both Gundy and Holgorsen said they recognize that the offense needs to be tailored to the Cowboys strengths. “I think it’s versatile based on personality and talent that we have,” Gundy said. “We play fast, I like that, now we have to fit it in to Oklahoma State. I think coach Holgorsen is aware of that. The most important thing for an offensive staff is to be able to get the football into the hands of the players that can make plays.” As far as Holgorsen’s coaching style is concerned, he expressed that balancing comfort and accountability were important. “I’m loose with them. We kid around a bunch,” Holgorsen said. “If their not doing what we are asking them to do, they’re going to get an earful.” Regardless of the offensive production this season, Oklahoma State fans can expect a big change when the Cowboys have possession. For junior wide receiver Josh Cooper, it doesn’t get any better. “I think we all like it a lot,” he said. “It’s kind of a dream for a receiver to be honest with you.”

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Q & A with Nick Sidorakis

zach gray/O’Collegian Senior and OSU basketball captain Nick Sidorakis gave up his scholarship this year so the Cowboys would not be forced to release a current player from the roster.


Nick Sidorakis’ defining moment in his Oklahoma State career came on an unexpected, behind-the-back save as he fell out of bounds, preserving a 73-69 Cowboy victory against No. 9 Kansas State. The decision the Cowboys’ senior captain made a few weeks ago was likely even more unexpected and did more than save a game— it saved a teammate’s spot on the team. In a move that coach Travis Ford described as “the ultimate sacrifice,” Sidorakis gave up his scholarship, becoming a walk-on as a senior. Sidorakis made the decision so that the Cowboys would not be forced to re-

lease a current player from the roster because of oversigning. In an exclusive one-on-one phone interview with The Daily O’Collegian, we asked about his sacrifice and his thoughts on the upcoming season. Q&A with Nick Sidorakis What do you know so far about the incoming freshmen? They’re good people. They came in here willing to learn and didn’t come in with an attitude like ‘I’m better than you.’ They’re fun to be around, and we’ve already started to mesh. They’re really easy to get along with. What do you think a strength of this

team will be prior to having practiced as a together? We have a lot of weapons. I think we’ll be pretty deep, as well. What about a weakness? Outside distractions. Tell me about giving your scholarship up. At the beginning of the summer we had a meeting with coach Ford. We got to talking and scholarships got brought up and I knew we were one over so we talked about it and one thing led to another. What was coach Ford’s reactions? He was very thankful and pleased. I had

to check with my dad first, but he (Ford) was just thankful I was even willing to do it. What qualities do you possess that will make you a good captain? I think I’m a good leader. I stand for what’s right on and off the court. Without James Anderson and Obi Muonuelo, fans are probably wondering how the team is looking to replace that talent. What do you think? It’s hard losing James and Obi. They did a lot for us. But we have a lot of weapons and people who can score whose talents were maybe a little hidden because James and Obi were so good. We’re deeper this year and also very athletic.

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Changing of the guards for O-line By KYLE FREDRICKSON Sports Writer

The Oklahoma State football team lost four starters on the offensive line from last season, and as the pads come on and the season opener looms, the Cowboys must answer many questions surrounding their youth and lack of game time experience at the position. “I think to say that we’re not rebuilding wouldn’t be fair,” fifth-year coach Mike Gundy said. “Because we have got a number of guys that are going out to play that haven’t competed at this level, there’s not a lot of experience out there.” With the departure of last year’s Big 12 offensive lineman of the year Russell Okung, as well as three other starters who com-

bined for 144 career starts, the Cowboys are looking to fill the void with young, but mostly unproven, talent. “We are rolling some new guys in,” Gundy said. “But I think we are more athletic and have more speed than we have had in a number of years. We just don’t have as much experience.” Offensive line coach Joe Wickline, entering his sixth year at OSU, has the task of breaking in the new squad in hopes of protecting firstyear starting quarterback Brandon Weeden. Gundy said he believes Wickline’s experience will help his young players and the learning curve of becoming a sold unit. “Joe’s coached a long time,” Gundy said. “He has a good feel for how much pressure and how hard to push these young guys. He is aware that they are going

O’Collegian file photo Lane Taylor, 68, is the only returning starter on o-line.

to make mistakes, but he knows that they will continue to get better and still work hard.” The Cowboys return just one starter from the line last year, Lane Taylor. A right guard from Arlington,

Texas, Taylor was one of the biggest stories of 2009 when he unexpectedly rose to the top of the depth chart to get the starting job as a freshman. The possible candidates to join Taylor this season as starters include

Racing with Kentucky Derby’s finest

Column by AIMEE ROBINSON Assistant Sports Editor In 2007, I paid $500 for an off-the-track, leggy Thoroughbred with a bad attitude; needless to say I’m one for the long-shots. Watching the 2009 Kentucky Derby, I saw Mine That Bird, odds of 50-1, take the field with jockey Calvin Borel in the irons and pose glamorously in the Winner’s Circle; Borel became my hero that day. On August 21, I personally shook Borel’s hand and had the pleasure of asking a few questions in a one-onone interview in the jockey’s quarters at Remington Park. The day started off just like any other ... Oh wait, I’m lying. I pulled in, completely excited for the $200,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup that evening. Rushed for a parking place, took a wrong turn and was suddenly trapped in valet parking with no way to turn around. I finally found a spot and ran like Seabiscuit in Coach heels to meet announcer Dale Day. Surprisingly, I was still on time, even early. I was given a one-onone tour of one of the

fanciest facilities I’ve seen since Churchill Downs itself. (This is where the Kentucky Derby is held, if you didn’t already know.) The owner’s suites were like an uptown Hilton with a balcony overseeing one of America’s greatest sports. The owner’s suites is something I can someday dream of. Oh, to have a sugar daddy to pay the $10,000 a season for it, and to have a leggy Thoroughbred of my own in the backstretch. A girl can dream, can’t she? I had expected to blurt out my questions to Calvin Borel among 50 other media members, until my new friend, Matt Vance, Remington Park Business Developer, chauffeured me in to the jock’s quarters. I could see Borel behind the glass wall, sitting at a table, as I tried to contain my excitement and hold back the “Could you autograph this, please?” “Could I get a picture with you, please?” “Hi Calvin, it’s a pleasure to meet you, I’m Aimee Robinson, assistant sports editor with the Daily O’Collegian, I would love to ask you some questions.”

I have 44 years before I’m eligible for retirement. Within those 44 years, I highly doubt there will come a day in my career more exciting than Aug. 21, 2010; the day I shook hands with Calvin Borel. — AIMEE

ROBINSON ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Borel has led three of the past four Kentucky Derby winners to victory, posing each time in the Winner’s Circle with a vibrant smile on his face. He is the regular jockey for Rachel Alexandra, who in 2009 he led to the Preakness Stakes. Many extravagant wins chalk up his career, making him a legend in the world of horse racing. He’s now approaching 4,800 victories in his career, and is still one of the most humble and down-to-earth people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Baffled by his presence, and completely overjoyed, we began our interview. He shared his biggest accomplishments in his life, and how they deeply affected him.

“Every jock’s dream is to ride in the derby, I was fortunate enough to win it,” Borel said. “It’s amazing what is does for your life; it changed my life, but I’ve never changed.” Sitting in front of him, I took notes on his facial expressions: pure passion. He had the biggest, friendliest smile I’ve ever seen. It was as though his eyes danced just talking about his life as an accomplished American jockey. “For a young rider dreaming of becoming the next Calvin Borel, what advice would you have to give?” He smiled, and gave me the most sincere reply. “If you have a dream, and you want to fulfill it, you can do it,” Borel said. When it comes to big dreams, he always tells the children to go for it and to never to give up. I’m sure the 2011 Kentucky Derby will be yet another big show for Borel. He doesn’t have a for-sure mount yet, but he did say there are many promising two year olds. Borel left Saratoga in New York for Remington Park in OKC, riding Atta Boy Roy to the finish line and then posing pictureperfectly in the Winner’s Circle. Atta Boy Roy was purchased for only $4,500 and is proving to be a determined winner. I have 44 years before I’m eligible for retirement. Within those 44 years, I highly doubt there will come a day in my career more exciting than Aug. 21, 2010; the day I shook hands with Calvin Borel.

junior center Grant Garner, senior guard Anthony Morgan, junior guards Nick Martinez and Levy Adcock, and freshman tackle Parker Graham. “I feel we have got four guys that are doing well,”

Wickline said. “We feel pretty comfortable that they will fit somewhere.” While the outsider’s perspective may be this line will have a major decline in production as compared to last season, Morgan believes this team has all the tools to continue success on the offensive line. “Losing all those guys from last year, it hurt,” he said. “But at the same time, Russell Okung taught me a lot. I don’t think it will be too much of a drop off.” Morgan also said he can appreciate Wickline’s passion for the game and how it relates the offensive line’s future success. “It’s the style of coaching,” he said. “(Wickline) is the type of coach that is going to teach a young guy all the right things, he is going to take it slow and build you up.”

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Imagine the most beautiful girl from your high school. She was probably homecoming queen. She probably started dating frat guys exclusively in eighth grade. You probably sat behind her all year in 10thgrade speech class and were never acknowledged. Now imagine her lying in your bed completely naked. Before you let your mind wander to glorious places, imagine your best friends in the bed too, hovering over both of you the entire time. This is the best way I can describe how it will feel for LeBron James if and when

the Miami Heat win an NBA title. On the bright side, you finally found a way to make all your dreams come true; consequently, you had to redevelop those dreams to include someone else holding your hand the entire way through. For the past two months, sports fans have been berated with opinion after opinion concerning Lebron’s decision; I’m prepared to offer one more if you can stomach it. The most important revelation of LeBron’s one -hour special, “The Decision,” was not where he wanted to pursue an NBA title but how he wanted to go about doing it. He could’ve stayed

in Cleveland and been a hometown hero. He could’ve gone to New York and been a legend. Instead, he decided to team with perennial NBA all-stars, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, in Miami, effectively forming the most talented trio in sports history. I would say it’s the best trio in all of history but Destiny’s Child’s set the bar pretty high (if “Say My Name” isn’t on your iPod then you shouldn’t have an iPod.) When you have three of the top 10 players in the NBA on one team, it doesn’t even matter who you surround them with. They could’ve rounded out the roster with players from my undefeated sixth grade little league team (the

“Blue” team; you may have read about us in your textbooks) and still been the best team in the league. But they didn’t. They somehow managed to build a team around the trio of superstars filled with established role players and promising young talent, almost assuring that LeBron and co. will raise the gold ball this June. The question is, will anybody care? All summer long NBA legends have scoffed at LeBron’s decision, most notably Michael Jordan who said he would have never called Magic Johnson and Larry Bird and said, “lets get together.” Rather than beating the best, LeBron simply joined them.

It’d be like if, instead of defeating the bad guys in Home Alone by setting up fatal booby traps that somehow never result in anyone’s death, Macaulay Culkin teamed up with the criminals and they went and robbed a bunch of houses together, carjacked a few people, and maybe held a wealthy politician’s son for ransom money. Yes, that movie sounds awesome and I am developing the screenplay as we speak; but it’s not how things are supposed to be. As children we were pounded with advice on how to master life’s struggles; I don’t remember anyone telling us to forget overcoming obstacles and just lay on them.


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10/29/10 at Baylor Waco, Texas TBA

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10/30/10 at Texas A&M College Station, Texas TBA 11/05/10 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. TBA

03/26/11 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas TBA

08/14/10 at Oral Roberts (Exhibition) Tulsa W, 1-0

10/30/10 Big 12 Championships Stillwater, Okla. 9:00 a.m.

03/27/11 at SMU Dallas, Texas TBA

11/13/10 vs. Delaware State Stillwater 10:00 a.m.

08/20/10 vs. Oklahoma Stillwater 7:00 p.m. 08/27/10 at Oregon Eugene, Ore. 9:00 p.m.

04/01/11 Big 12 Championships College Station, Texas TBA

01/29/11 vs. Kansas State Stillwater 10:00 a.m. 02/12/11 at New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. TBA 02/27/11 vs. Texas A&M Stillwater 10:00 a.m.

Not Set Pre Nationals Terre Haute, Ind. 9:00 a.m.

08/29/10 at Portland Portland, Ore. 2:00 p.m.

04/02/11 Big 12 Championships College Station, Texas TBA

09/03/10 vs. Memphis Stillwater 7:00 p.m.

04/14/11 VENC Waco, Texas TBA

09/05/10 vs. Murray State Stillwater 1:00 p.m.

04/15/11 VENC Waco, Texas TBA

09/12/10 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas 1:00 p.m.

10/08/10 at Kansas Lawrence, Kansas 4:00 p.m.

09/17/10 vs. Mississippi State Stillwater 7:00 p.m.

10/14/10 vs. Colorado Stillwater 7:00 p.m.

09/19/10 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. 2:00 p.m.

10/16/10 vs. Nebraska Stillwater 1:00 p.m.

09/24/10 vs. Baylor Stillwater, Okla. 7:00 p.m. 09/26/10 vs. Texas Tech Stillwater, Okla. 1:00 p.m.

10/22/10 at Texas Austin, Texas 7:00 p.m.

10/01/10 at Missouri Columbia, Mo. 7:00 p.m.

10/29/10 at Oklahoma Norman 7:00 p.m.

10/03/10 vs. Iowa State Stillwater, Okla. 12:00 p.m.

11/03/10 Big 12 Championship San Antonio, Texas TBA

10/24/10 at Texas A&M College Station, Texas 1:30 p.m.

04/16/11 VENC Waco, Texas

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Going green for a brighter orange BY CHACE CHEZEM News Editor

This August, Oklahoma State University is undergoing a series of renovations that consist of a wide variety of energysaving measures. These improvements are part of the Energy Conservation Program (ECP). ECP is a program that OSU started in 2007 to reduce energy consumption on each of its campuses. Since the program began, OSU has saved $11.5 million by reducing energy and water consumption, according to Energy Conservation program’s website, Energy saving measures for the Stillwater campus include replacing over 45,000 lights in 97 buildings across

campus, weather-sealing to improve building temperature levels and reduce energy waste, and retrofitting heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to increase energy efficiency. According to the website, as a part of changing lights around campus, lights with magnetic ballasts will be replaced with electronic ballasts so that if a single lamp burns out, it will not affect the function of remaining bulbs. OSU has also partnered with Johnson Controls for an Energy Savings Performance Contract. Johnson Controls is known for automobile power supply and interior parts, but more recently it is becoming known for their business in building efficiency. With the help of Johnson Controls, OSU

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is in the process of making energy efficient improvements to campus facilities. Around campus, signs and flyers have been posted as helpful reminders and tips for students, faculty and staff on ways to conserve energy. “The signs are great reminders,” freshman Tommy Chezem said. “On my dorm air-conditioning control there is a note with energy saving tips like to set the temperature to for an empty room. It’s important to know these things so we can help in any way possible.” There is a complete list of best energy practices at Also on the site are OSU’s energy guidelines and energy links to websites that provide further information.


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