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spots open for may race forum Student recalls Long-held conference still seeing rise in attendance KORTEZA ADAMS
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Sooners have until Friday to complete early bird registration for OU’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education this May. The conference has taken place for
26 years and will be held from May 28 to June 1 in New Orleans, La., said Justin Lincks, an OU program coordinator for the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, which launched the conference. “This conference excites me because we address a wide range of issues,” Lincks said. It’s different from other conferences because it is an open forum, Lincks said. Instead of the government
choosing the topics, the attendees pick what they want to hear. Anyone interested in race or ethnicity is encouraged to attend, Lincks said. “Students, faculty, advisors, anyone is welcome. We have a very dynamic group of people every year,” Lincks said. The conference is expected to see a rise in attendance and hasn’t seen a decline since a recession in 2008, Lincks said.
seizure, related mental states Chris Johnson: Every seizure is a chance to feel lucky, thankful to be alive NADIA J. ENCHASSI
“I’ve never been more scared in my life,” Johnson On the way to class, said. Chr is Johns on tasted A seizures is a sudden copper in his mouth. He surge of electrical activity in was sweating and breath- the brain that affects how a ing abnormally. He had person acts or behaves for felt a little off all day and an amount of time, accordstruggled to keep him- ing to the epilepsy website. self together. It had been In some cases, people pass a full 24 hours since he’d out. In other cases, they just run out of his feel abnormal. “My medication. Most seizures last Before he classmates, a few seconds to even had time a few minutes, professor to get conaccording to cerned, he the Centers for and the blacked out. Control paramedics Disease Johnson exand Prevention were all so website. perienced a seizure around This time, like responsive 5 p.m. on the last times, and We d n e s d ay , Jo h n s o n w o ke March 6 comforting.” up. His tongue during a social hurt and was ChrIs JOhnsOn, movements bleeding. He had c o u r s e i n GrADUAte stUDent sensitive spots Copeland Hall, all over his body room 244. Emergency ve- that would later bruise. He hicles arrived at the site couldn’t recall much of what within 10 to 15 minutes of happened before or after the incident, and he was the incident, yet countless carried out on a stretcher. thoughts raced through his “My classmates, profes- mind. sor and the paramedics “I couldn’t even rememwere all so responsive and ber what month it was,” comforting,” Johnson said. Johnson said. “I mostly just Johnson has a history of thought about all the things non-epileptic seizures, but I would have missed out on he was sure he wouldn’t – growing spiritually, getting make it out of this one alive, he said.
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Phylogenetic trees like this one are used to represent the rise of certain traits over the course of animal evolution. the lamprey is one of only two living vertebrates without jaws.
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Jaws Lamprey may bear cure for cancer Creatures may be key in understanding disease MAN JANERKA
Two OU researchers have sequenced the genome of some of the most primitive living vertebrates to understand how characteristics of more advanced species developed and to possibly help scientists understand cancer. The sea lamprey is an eel-like fish with a soft skeleton, very rudimentary jaws and two dorsal finfolds, according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute website. These characteristics are exactly what make this species so important to the researchers who sequenced its genome — Sandra Clifton, faculty research scientist for the department of chemistry/biochemistry, and biology professor David McCauley. McCaule y was charge d w ith gathering samples from the live r s o f 1 5 m a t u re l a m p re y s a t California Institute of Technology, he said. Those samples were sent to Washington University, where the sequencing was actually done. Lampreys and hagfish are the only living vertebrates that don’t have jaws, making them the most primitive, McCauley said. Scientists studying vertebrate development find it important to study lampreys to see how more advanced characteristics developed in vertebrates.
At A GLAnCe sea lamprey the sea lamprey, or Petromyzon marinus, is a primitive, jawless fish that lives in salt water but spawns in fresh water. in recent years, they have invaded the Great Lakes. they feed on large fish by latching onto their sides with their sucker-like mouths and feeding off of their bodily ﬂuids. Source: Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Lampreys also lack a sympathetic nervous system and myelin on their nerves, despite having most of the proteins required for the creation of myelin, McCauley said. Sea lampreys are easier to study than other primitive species because they are very easy to find, McCauley said. They are an invasive species in the great lakes, so there is an economic and ecological reason to study them. Despite the abundance of samples, there were some difficulties with the project because of the highly repetitive nature of the lamprey genome, Clifton said. The more repeating sequences there are in a genome, the harder it is for the computer to process it. Thirty percent of the lamprey genome repeats, which is more than four times as much as a human’s, Clifton said.
Another problem was that in the beginning stages of its life, a lamprey has more DNA than it does as an adult, and the researchers didn’t know about this before beginning the project, Clifton said. “As the organism uses whatever genes it needs in that particular stage, then these two repeats come together, and they loop out unnecessary DNA,” Clifton said. The genome loses about 20 percent of its DNA from fertilization to maturity, Clifton said. This happens very early, at around three days of development, McCauley said. With the data McCauley and Clifton have now, they could create a fairly decent genome, Clifton said. “But there’s a lot more work that needs to be done,” Clifton said. However, the data they have now could help them draw conclusions about other issues, Clifton said. The chromosomal rearrangement that occurs in the early life stages of a lamprey is similar to the chromosomal rearrangement that happens in cancer cells, Clifton said. Future studies of lamprey DNA could help in the study and understanding of cancer. Lampreys are also rudimentary enough to be used for the study of the development of axes of symmetry, McCauley said. Man Janerka email@example.com
Program instructs OU officials about dangerous weather OK-FIRST courses include training for events like intense storms, flooding CARTER BAUM
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As April approaches in Oklahoma, so do spring showers and thunderstorms, and one OU program is gearing up to help prepare emergency managers across Oklahoma for the severe weather outbreaks to come. The OK-FIRST program, an outreach program of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, teaches public safety officials how to detect severe weather and the potential for severe weather using weather radar information and data, said Christopher Fiebrich, associate director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. OK-FIRST courses help train emergency managers from around Oklahoma on various weather hazards like severe storms, flooding, and winter weather so they can make better decisions for their communities, Fiebrich also stated. see STORM PAGe 2
UCO student’s blog post crosses line into bullying Opinion: online public posts about classmates should be given the same weight as comments in class. (Page 4)
Layer up, men — spring is coming L&A: early springtime in oklahoma necessitates dressing in layers for those sudden weather changes. (Page 6)
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“Our goal with this program is to train our emergency managers how to make good decisions with weather information, especially with radar data,” said James Hocker, OK-FIRST program director. The program completed one of its certification training programs before spring break at the National Weather Center. OK-FIRST has two training seasons during the year, one before the spring and one before the winter storm season, Hocker said. “We give them a lot of education on how to use weather radar to make good decisions during those tough spring and winter storm seasons,” Hocker said. He also mentioned that graduates of the program walk away with access to the most recent weather information at their fingertips.
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Supporters of California’s Proposition 8, represented by lawyer Charles Cooper, argue that the court should BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) not override the democrat— Big change is coming to ic process and impose a juthe lives of the lesbian cou- dicial solution that would ple at the center of the fight redefine marriage in the for same-sex marriage in 40 states that do not allow California no matter how same-sex couples to wed. the Supreme Court decides A second case, set for their case. Wednesday, involves the After 13 years of rais- part of the federal Defense ing four boys together, Kris of Marriage Act that prePerry and Sandy Stier are vents same-sex couples who about to be empty nesters. are legally married from reTheir youngest two chil- ceiving a range of federdren, 18-year-old twins, will al tax, pension and other graduate from high school benefits that otherwise are in June and head off to col- available to married people. lege a couple of months The Supreme Court hearlater. ing is the moment Perry and “We’ll see all the movies, Stier, along with Paul Katami get theater season tickets and Jeff Zarrillo of Burbank, because you can actually have been waiting for since go,” Stier said in the living they agreed four years ago to room of their bungalow in be the named plaintiffs and Berkeley. Life will not re- public faces of a well-fundvolve quite so much around ed, high-profile effort to food, and the challenge of challenge Proposition 8 in putting enough of it on the the courts. table to feed teenagers. “For the past four years, They might we’ve lived our also get marlives in this “For the past ried, if the high hurry-up-andcourt case goes four years, we’ve wait, pins-andtheir way. lived our lives needles way,” Perry, 48, erry said, in this hurry-up- Precalling and Stier, 50, the and-wait, pins- crush of court set aside their lunch hour on deadlines and and-needles a recent busy the seemingway.” Friday to talk to ly endless wait The Associated for rulings Kris Perry Press about from a federal their Supreme district judge, Court case, the evolution of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of their activism for gay rights Appeals, also based there, and family life. and the California Supreme On Tuesday, they plan to Court. be in the courtroom when Stier said Olson told them their lawyer, The o dore the case could take several Olson, tries to persuade years to resolve. “I thought, the justices to strike down years?” she said. California’s voter-approved But the couple has been ban on same-sex marriages riding a marriage rollerand to declare that gay cou- coaster since 2003, when ples can marry nationwide. Perry first asked Stier to
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Jessica Skrebes of Washington reads while waiting in line with others outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Saturday in anticipation of Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing on California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage, and Wednesday’s Supreme Court hearing on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
marry her. They were planning a symbolic, but not legally recognized, wedding when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered city officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004. So they were married, but only briefly. Six months later, the state Supreme Court invalidated the same-sex unions. They went ahead with their plans anyway, but “it was one of the sadder points of our wedding,” Perry said. Less than four years later, however, the same s t at e c o u r t ov e r t u r n e d California’s prohibition on same-sex unions. Then, on the same day Perry and Stier rejoiced in President Barack Obama’s election, voters approved Proposition 8, undoing the court ruling and defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
HEalth: Seizures common in US Continued from page 1 my degree, telling everyone how much I love them and going on at least one more date with this sweet girl named Kara.” Johnson, 29, is a firstyear graduate student in public administration and a graduate assistant to career services at OU. “People who experience seizures are often so embarrassed to the point that they stop going out and living their life,” Johnson said. “It shouldn’t be like that. Seizures are unfortunate and serious, but they just happen, and there’s nothing to be ashamed
costing about $17.6 billion annually, according to staAT A GLANCE tistics from the Epilepsy Seizures Foundation. Also, about 10 percent of • 300,000 people have the American population a first convulsion each will experience a seizure year. sometime in their lifetime, • 120,000 people are according to the website’s under age 18. statistics. Johnson said he knows • Between 75,000 and people with diagnosed ep100,000 of people ilepsy who feel inferior beare children under cause of their condition. the age of 5 who have That sense of inferiority experienced a febrile (fever-caused) seizure. should be replaced with empowerment, Johnson said. Source: Epilepsy Foundation “Each time it’s over is just another chance for us who experience seizures to be about.” Epilepsy and seizures happy and thank God that a f f e c t a b o u t 3 m i l l i o n we get to live yet another Americans of every age, day,” Johnson said.
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“So, you’re apologizing over something many of these readers “may not have even read,” just in case someone is offended? I personally found the piece humorous, and I happen to be a young woman. But maybe I just have a sense of humor.” (whatsherface, RE: ‘Jokes dehumanize women ’)
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THUMBS UP: OU researchers are investigating sea lampreys, jawless vertibrates, to understand cancer. Researchers biopsy the lamprey’s livers for gene sequencing. (Page 1)
UCO student’s blog bullies classmates Our View: Students’ comments on a public blog used in class should be treated with the same weight as comments made in the classrom.
post, she speaks about three unnamed “girls” in the blogging class, according to a report by the Student Press Law Center. The teacher of the class, Terry Clark, and the department The Our View A University of Central Oklahoma stuis the majority chair met with Suleiman and instructed dent says she was threatened with exher to remove the post and apologize to opinion of pulsion after writing a post on her blog the students. The Daily’s nine-member criticizing other students in her class. Suleiman says she was threatened with editorial board expulsion during the meeting, according The post, entitled “An Open Letter To Obnoxious Girls: Stupidity Isn’t Cute!,” to the newsok.com article and law center did not refer to specific students but was report. If she was, the teacher and adminviewed as disruptive by the professor teaching the istrator were clearly overstepping their bounds. class. Suleiman’s actions were inappropriate, but she On her blog, Olanrewaju Suleiman said, “If certainly should not be expelled. you’re ‘husband searching,’ keep that to yourself,” If the Suleiman’s post was made on a private and “I’m pretty sure there are a good chunk of Facebook page, it would certainly fall under free people that want to strangle you into silence.” The speech protections, but the blog was used for her post since has been taken down, but you can see a class and should be treated as speech made in the screenshot of the post on a video on newsok.com. class and in public. Suleiman addressed the post It would be easy to say Suleiman’s post should directly to three easily identifiable students who be protected as free speech, but threatening lanlikely were to read the post because of its use in guage in a public forum about students in your the blogging class. If any student went into class class is inappropriate and dangerous. Students tomorrow and said, “I am sure there are some and faculty should treat public blog posts the people who want to strangle girls who talk like idisame way they treat speech in the classroom. ots,” that student could expect disciplinary action. An article on newsok.com says the post was on UCO’s code of conduct supports this assessher “personal blog,” but Suleiman’s blog also was ment. It explicitly forbids verbal abuse, threats used for her blogging for journalists class. In the
and bullying (verbal, physical or cyber). Suleiman’s post improperly degraded students she thought acted dumb — this is intellectual bullying based on her perceptions of the womens’ behavior. The language in her post clearly shows Suleiman was not directly threatening the women in her class, but she did attempt to shame her classmates in a public forum. In her response to the incident, Suleiman said she took down the blog post even though she didn’t think she had done anything wrong, calling the post a “lighthearted joke,” according to the law center’s report. But the women targeted by the post weren’t laughing. It is surprising Suleiman, a journalism student, would be flippant about the power of the written word. Actions have consequences. As students of a university, we share some responsibility for the safety of those around us. The comments of the women in Suleiman’s class, although annoying, did not threaten her in any way. But Suleiman’s comments talking about physical violence crossed the line. Bullying, in any form, cannot be tolerated from any student.
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Antidepressants: The good, the bad and the furry Column
Antidepressants are important in treating mental illness
verprescribed? Opinion COlumnist Maybe, but antidepressants and other modern medicines don’t deserve the bashing they have received in the past few years. It is easy to find the horror stories of an Attention Deficit Disorder Storm Dowd-Lukesh patient developing an firstname.lastname@example.org Adderall addiction, but discounting life changing medicines because of side effects and worst-case scenarios is short sighted. Antidepressants and other mental health medications are medicine, and like other medicines, they help control and cure real and harmful diseases and disorders. Rather than leave me worrying over change, the explosion of prescription drugs over the past few decades excites me. It is easy to appeal to the sentiment that antidepressants are a shortcut to mental stability or that medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a sign of
our society’s decreasing attention span. However, it also is possible that these drugs are helpful and that depression and attention focus disorders are real, biological conditions. Nearly 8 percent of adults age 18 to 25 suffer from serious mental illness, according to a 2008 study by the National Institute of Mental Health. The institute found almost 35,000 people committed suicide in 2007 alone, three times more than drunk driving fatalities for the same year. These numbers are especially disturbing considering less than 60 percent of sufferers receive any kind of mental health treatment, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. No, we don’t know the best way to solve these problems, but it doesn’t mean we can’t try. Doctors have determined that the relatively small risks of prescription drugs are outweighed by the potential life changing (or saving) effects, according to the World Federation for Mental Health, and who am I to disagree with them? I look forward to a better understanding of the human consciousness and anticipate a medical revolution
focused on improving the quality of life. Psychotherapy alongside psychiatric medications will become more advanced, accurate, and gain the ability to improve millions of lives. And no substance should be off the table. Doctors researching the use of MDMA, a form of ecstasy, to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder should be allowed to expand their findings into legal practices and the same can be said for those researching the use of LSD or ayahuasca to treat alcoholism. We should be exploring new ways to treat mental illness, not curtailing the use of drugs we know are effective. We are probably doing some things wrong, but progress into the understanding of human life is an ongoing effort. Depression is ugly and there is no perfect cure, but what we have can save lives. There is no reason why a ‘natural’ life is better than one aided with prescriptions, and as cultural stigma associated with antidepressants erodes, the future only becomes brighter. Storm Dowd-Lukesh is a University College freshman.
Cat on antidepressants rediscovers its love for jingle balls
obody plays with Opinion Columnist me anymore. Sometimes, I sit and stare at my favorite shoelace, lifelessly draped over the handrail of the rarely used treadmill in the spare bedroom. There was a time when I would have Trent Cason tapped it with my paw and email@example.com brought it to life myself, but these days I just don’t have the motivation to do so. Things that used to bring me pleasure now just seem like reminders of my loneliness. I don’t feel like playing. Last month, I barely moved. I got up once a day or so to relieve myself in the potted plant in the living room, but then I went right back to the arm of the sofa. My servants, the large, beige things that wait on me, barely noticed. They constantly used to clean me, feed me and entertain me, but nowadays I’m starting to think I’m nothing more than a litter box to clean and a food bowl to fill as far as the help is concerned. I’m invisible, and why shouldn’t I be? I even bore myself. The smallest beige thing, the one with the squeaky voice, likes to throw my jingle ball across the floor from time to time, but lately I just ignore it. It can chase the jingle ball itself if it thinks chasing things is so great; I don’t have the energy, and even if I did, what would be the point? Life would be dull and uninteresting again as soon as the game was over. The jingle ball is a waste of time. Last week, the big servant, the one who usually feeds
me, put me in a box and took me on a car ride. Instead of putting up a loud fight and moaning in discontent like I used to do, I let it do whatever it wanted with me. Nothing could be worse than this place, though I seriously doubt anyplace else is going to be any better. When it opened my box, another beige blob in a white coat looked at my eyes with a light, stole a vial full of my blood and stuck a thermometer in my butt. The last time this happened, I scratched the servant in the white coat with all my indignant fury, but this time I just grumbled. Whatever. For the last couple of days, after eating my dinner, the servants have been holding me down and shoving a little yellow ball down my throat. Either they are trying to kill me or they think I’m one of them. Typical. I’ve noticed that, since I’ve started taking the photo provided balls, I feel like playing a bit more. Just yesterVets provide pets with a variety of antidepressant medications to help with day I took it upon myself to knock my jingle ball behavioral and anxiety problems, according to Dr. Mary Fuller in a report on across the kitchen floor and chase it. I almost vetstreet.com. purred but stopped myself. After they forced the ball down my throat today, I had an epiphany. Maybe it’s not I that is nothing. It seems absurd, though, considering all I really boring; maybe it’s they. Maybe I’m not the lazy one; maybe want is to be exercised and mentally stimulated properly. they just took me on as a responsibility when I was little Oh well. If they were smarter, they wouldn’t be my serand cute, and now that I’m grown and exert my own indevants, would they? pendence, they don’t want to take the time to play with me like they should. Maybe the balls are enabling them to continue to be lazy, selfish things. Trent Cason is an English literary and cultural studies I guess if I’m to be ignored, the balls are better than senior.
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&E’s new series “Bates Motel” premiered March 18 featuring a modern Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) psychopath on the loose. The new drama, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960), has all the similarities of the genre-defining original. However, the narrative of the new TV show takes place in current time, iPhones and all other modern technologies included. Ever wondered how infamous Norman Bates ended up at that spooky motel in California? “Bates Motel” focuses on Norman’s life as a teenager working at the motel with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). After her husband unexplainably dies, Norma moves to sunny California with her son in hopes of a better life … but we all know how their story ends. Unfortunately for the Bates, new beginnings aren’t so easy. Norman’s valiant efforts aren’t enough to satisfy his over-bearing and controlling mother. Norman tries to build some
Freddie Highmore plays Norman Bates in the new A&E series “Bates Motel.”
kind of a social life, sneaks out of the house and ends up at a party with pretty girls, but before long, a ruthless intruder attacks Norma in her new home. After several torturous moments, Norman finally comes to rescue his mother from a brutal rapist. Angry with Norman for leaving her alone at home, Norma takes out her frustrations on her attacker. She charges the man with a knife in a scene closely resembling that famous shower scene in the original film. This series appears to be more intense than I had anticipated. If you are expecting the show to be a thriller, you may be surprised at
what is yet to come with the series. In the pilot episode, Norman finds a book of drawings of tortured Asian women, probably something we can expect Norman to do to his new female friends. It seems as though A&E is trying to compete with other successful horror shows like “American Horror Story,” “The Walking Dead” or “Dexter.” If that’s your kind of thing, then you might want to stick with the show and see where it goes. Erica Laub is a film and media studies and sociology junior.
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or a man, dressing well isn’t always about wearing the coolest new fashions or the most expensive clothing. Most of it comes down to skill, knowledge and taste. Buck Roberson Style must be honed, and firstname.lastname@example.org among the most important aspects to master is how to properly layer your clothing. This is what separates the men from the boys. If you want to look good, you must learn to layer, because you can only do so much with your random shirt and mismatched jacket. It’s also a great way to deal with the fluctuating temperatures of Oklahoma weather. The first thing to understand about layers is the order in which they’re worn. As a general rule, the thinnest, most comfortable items go closest to your body, and as you work your way out, the clothing should get thicker. A great example is the classic three-piece suit. On the inside is the shirt, beyond that is the vest and on the outside is the jacket. Beyond the order, color and pattern are of utmost importance. Make sure your colors complement. You should stick with three or four major colors in your outfit, and none should clash. For instance, don’t wear red and burgundy together. Regarding patterns, keep things simple. Though the current trend puts pattern on pattern, this look has its limits. Pairing two or more loud patterns can look downright tacky. When layering, there are a number of solid outfits to work with. The simplest is one of the most casual, but it can work well. Start with a T-shirt base, add a collared shirt and then a jacket. If it warms up, you can strip to your T-shirt, but if you get cold, you can close up your jacket. Flannel shirts and other thick materials work well in this case. As for the jacket, just about any type can look good. If you want to look more formal, try going for a collared shirt, a cardigan or sweater and a blazer. This combination looks sharp, but stays casual, particularly if you pair it with jeans. I find this outfit also is practical, as you will look put-together whether you keep the jacket and the
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Haley’s single seals sweep Matt Oberste’s record put on hold Jono Greco
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“(The Horned Frogs) came in expecting to be the big dog, and we put it on them three games in a row.”
The No. 17 Oklahoma baseball team made its first statement toward Big 12 supremacy after defeating TCU, hunter haley, 4-3, in 10 innings Sunday to freshman left fielder sweep the series. After falling behind, 3-0, The conference’s coaches through four innings and divvoted the Sooners (22-4, 3-0 Big 12) and Horned Frogs (9- ing into the bullpen early, the 14, 1-5 Big 12) during the pre- Sooners found themselves in season to finish first and sec- a do-or-die situation when ond in the conference, with TCU loaded the bases to start the Sooners tabbed to take the fifth. Senior pitcher Jake home the Big 12 crown. And Fisher got out of the jam by when the two teams met this recording three straight outs weekend, it was coach Sunny to start the turn of the tide. The bats completed the Golloway’s squad that came momentum swing, thanks to out on top. speed. The Sooners completed Freshman center fielder the mission they set out to accomplish, sweeping the Craig Aikin plated OU’s first series — winning 3-2 in 12 in- run on a two-out infield sinnings Friday and 3-1 Saturday gle that continued the fifth in— as a step toward, as many ning. If he did not beat out the players said Saturday and slow roller to second, the run Sunday, winning the Big 12 would not have scored, and the Sooners may not have championship. “(The Horned Frogs) came scored the three runs needed in expecting to be the big dog, to force extras. “ T h a t ’s j u s t s p e e d ,” and we put it on them three Golloway said. “That’s just games in a row,” freshman God-given ability the way left fielder Hunter Aikin gets down the Haley said. line.” Haley sent Sooner Freshman catcher f a n s h o m e hap py Anthony Hermelyn in the bottom of the drove in the game-ty10th when he lifted ing run in the sixth ina 1-2 pitch into deep ning with a two-run center to score judouble, and the bullnior first baseman hunter pen — a combination Matt Oberste for the haley of Fisher, junior Ethan game-winning run. Carnes and freshman “I was trying a little Jacob Evans — held TCU’s too hard the first two swings,” said Haley, who finished the bats at bay. The bullpen was needday with two hits. “The last ed during crucial middle one, I had two strikes; I just and late-inning situations shortened it up like I normally do and put a good swing on because redshirt freshman Adam Choplick was pulled it.”
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Junior first baseman Matt Oberste’s hit streak sits at 26 games, one shy of tying an program record.
after allowing two runs on two hits in three innings. His outing was not in line with junior pitchers Jonathan Gray and Dillon Overton outings. The two combined to allow three runs — two earned — on 10 hits while striking out 16 batters. Overton’s outing was cut short because he continues to be battling a blister on his middle throwing finger. “I was just trying to gut through it for the most part and try to go as long as I could for my team,” he said. “I’m just going to let it heal and do its course.” While Saturday’s game saw a quick celebration for what seemed to be Oberste setting the program’s all-time
hit streak record, Sunday afternoon saw that record go away as a technical error was discovered. L a s t s e a s o n ’s S u p e r Regional stats were not recognized in OU’s computer system, so Oberste’s three straight games with a hit in the Regionals were the last recorded stats. He did not get a hit in either Super Regional game against South Carolina, so his hit streak record dropped from 28 games to 25 games. Bu t O b e r s t e’s e f f o r t s to reclaim the record did not fall short. His single in
the bottom of the seventh Sunday extended his hit streak to 26 games, which is one game shy of tying former OU player Marty Neff ’s record of 27 straight games that was set in 1991. No comment was made about the matter. The weekend series concluded OU’s homestand in which it went 10-0. The Sooners head to the road for a midweek matchup against Oral Roberts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tulsa. Jono Greco, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maple wins national title in 141-pound division For the first time in eight years, the Oklahoma wrestling team claimed an individual kendric national maple championship when junior Kendric Maple defeated Edinboro sophomore Mitchell Port for the 141-pound title Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. “It’s a feeling of absolute, total satisfaction,” Maple said in a news release. “It’s a great honor to be here, in this spot. I just love this sport.” In addition to winning the national title, Maple finished the season as a two-time All-American with a 31-0 record. “It’s a wonderful accomplishment,” said coach Mark Cody in the same release. “It definitely sets the benchmark for the future of the program. With all the young guys in our program, and all the new ones coming in, we have to make a statement. If they’re going to come to the University of Oklahoma, they have the potential to become a national champion.” Maple is the Sooners’ 66th individual national champion and first since Teyon Ware in 2005. Staff Reports
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Sooners survive and advance Oklahoma to face UCLA in second round of NCAA Tournament Rusty Miller
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — PLAYER PROFILE Joanna McFarland had 18 points and a career-high Joanna 17 rebounds and Aaryn McFarland Ellenberg scored 18 of her 22 points in the secYear: ond half Saturday to lead Senior sixth-seeded Oklahoma Position: to a 78-73 victory over Forward Central Michigan in a firstround NCAA women’s Statistics: tournament game. Scored 18 points The sixth-seeded and pulled down 17 Sooners (23-10) advance rebounds against to Monday night’s secCentral Michigan ond-round game against UCLA at Ohio State’s St. John Arena. Despite 24 turnovers, the Sooners had just enough to hold off the Chippewas (21-12), who were making their third trip to the NCAA and first since 1984. Crystal Bradford had a sensational game for CMU with a career-high 36 points (on 14 of 31 shooting from the field) with 14 rebounds and seven steals. Ellenberg, who held Oklahoma’s season (103) and career (272) records for 3-pointers made, hit 4 of 5 in the second half to rally her team, which was struggling to hold onto the lead. Jeremy dickie/The Daily None was bigger than her shot behind the arc with 3:11 left Senior guard Jasmine Hartman eyes a jump shot against TCU on Jan. 30 at Lloyd Noble Center. Hartman played 14 minutes against and late in the shot clock to extend the lead to 71-60. Central Michigan on Saturday.
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PHILADELPHIA — San Diego State did nothing spectacular and may not find its play on many tournament video clips. Leave the stylish dunks to other games around the bracket. The Aztecs found a way to play another game, and that’s all that mattered. “We don’t think about the highlights and everything,” guard Chase Tapley said. “A win is a win and we’ll take it any way we can get it.” Jamaal Franklin scored 21 points, James Rahon had 17 and San Diego State beat Oklahoma, 70-55, on Friday night to earn its third NCAA tournament victory. The seventh-seeded Aztecs (23-10) will play No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday in the South Regional. The Eagles introduced themselves to the college basketball world with a 78-68 win over Georgetown. After that thriller, this game never stood a chance. San Diego State traveled 2,732 miles to play in the NCAA tournament. The Aztecs surely didn’t mind delaying their return trip home. Beat the Eagles, and they’ll be in the round of 16 for the second time in three years. Coach Steve Fisher was proud Franklin, Rahon, and Tapley had been a part of the program for all of the Aztecs’ NCAA victories. “We are hungry to add to it and proud of the fact that we got one tonight,” Fisher said. The Aztecs outrebounded the 10th-seeded Sooners 40-29 and used a modest 8-0 run late in the second half to snap a tie game and take control. The Aztecs are in the tournament for the fourth straight season but they had only won games in 2011 when they reached the round of 16. Built around upperclassman, the Aztecs firmly believed they had a deep run ahead and wanted to send out seniors like Tapley and DeShawn Stephens (11 rebounds) as winners. They treated the game like a business trip and played like it. “You just want to go to your teammates and just hug them,” Tapley said. “We just accomplished something. Let’s keep on going.” R o m e ro O s by s c o re d 22 points for the Sooners
men’s basketball beat he OU men’s basketball team’s writer season came to an end Friday night in a 70-55 loss to San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament. It was a somewhat deflating way for the season to end for the Sooners, Garrett Holt who finished 20-12. They email@example.com lost their last three games of the year, including a shocking 70-67 upset by BY THE NUMBERS TCU, a hard fought 73-66 OU vs. SDSU defeat to Iowa State and the aforementioned setThe back against San Diego Sooners’ 3-point percentage in State. loss. However, even though the team didn’t finish this The number year strongly, it is poised of points to come back as good or the Sooners were even better next year. outscored by in the While the departure second half. of senior guards Steven The number of Pledger and Sam Grooms points scored and of senior forwards by senior forward Romero Osby and Romero Osby. Andrew Fitzgerald undoubtedly will be a huge Source: soonersports.com loss, the team is structured so there are plenty of people ready to step into leadership roles. The unquestioned leader next year most likely will be junior forward Amath M’Baye. He was an integral part of the Sooners this year, averaging 10.1 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game. Also stepping into the spotlight of leadership will be junior forward Cameron Clark — the Sooners’ sixth man this season — who had the second-best field goal percentage on the team this year. Finally, OU will be bolstered by its trio of freshman guards, Je’lon Hornbeak, Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield. Another year of action and increased roles on the team should be good for Hornbeak, Cousins and Hield, and they should thrive as they become more accustomed to playing the college game. Aside from the players, coach Lon Kruger will be in his third year, which means his culture will be ingrained almost completely in the team, paving the way for improvements in teamwork. Add those factors to the potential for a good recruiting class, and you have a recipe for a good basketball team, one that potentially could surpass this year’s achievements.
Senior forward Romero Osby (24) led the Sooners in scoring (22 points) and rebounds (eight) in Oklahoma’s 70-55 loss against the San Diego State Aztecs in the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
(20-12). Basketball fans looking for YouTube worthy highlights in this game to go with the big upsets and eye-popping plays had to turn to the rest of field. Most of the crowd of 20,125 — perhaps spent from watching the Florida Gulf Coast-Georgetown upset — left by the time the Aztecs wrapped this one up. There was nothing spectacular about the way the Aztecs constructed their win. They just methodically picked apart OU’s defense one open look at a time. Tapley snapped a 50-all tie with a layup and Stephens made a fantastic out-of-nowhere tip in off a missed layup during a routine 8-0 run that, fittingly, was the difference. Osby broke up the fun with a 3 to keep the Sooners within striking distance But Rahon hit a 3 and Franklin buried a long jumper for a 10-point lead. Rahon jogged off the court during a substitution to an appreciative ovation from the fans behind the bench. Coach Steve Fisher slapped him on the
“I want to leave a stamp of, hey, this program is back, and we’re on to bigger and better things. We just don’t want to look back from here.” Romero osby, senior forward
back for job well done. Franklin said nothing has topped the run to the regionals semifinals in 2011. But he’d like to try. “I have so many memories that I can’t say this memory is the best I have,” he said. “I’m just thankful to be on the San Diego State basketball team.” No other player hit double digits for the Sooners. Lon Kruger became the first coach to lead five different programs to the NCAA tournament. He brought Kansas State, Florida, Illinois and UNLV into the tournament. Osby, their first-team AllBig 12 senior guard was their lone sense of hope. Every
time the Aztecs seemed they might stretch their lead even more, Osby was there with a short jumper or tough basket inside. Osby couldn’t carry them alone and left the court with a loss in his final game. “I want to leave a stamp of, hey, this program is back and we’re on to bigger and better things,” he said. “We just don’t want to look back from here.” Once the Aztecs broke through and took the lead for good, they simply made the parade of free throws in the final minutes to seal it. A small pocket of fans chanted “Coach! Coach! Coach!” as Fisher walked off a winner. The Aztecs made 16 of 17 free throws; OU was just 4 of 8. Behind Osby, Oklahoma le d 33-31 at the break. With no other support, the Sooners couldn’t keep it going another 20 minutes. The Sooners shot 37 percent in the second half and missed 16 of 21 3-point attempts. “The timing of not making shots was not good,” Kruger said.
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AT A GLANCE Next year’s key returners Amath M’Baye, forward
Je’lon Hornbeak, guard
Points per game: 10.1
Points per game: 5.6
FG percentage: 46.1
FG percentage: 37.4
Cameron Clark, forward
Buddy Hield guard
Points per game: 6.5
Points per game: 7.8
FG percentage: 51.3
FG percentage: 38.8 Source: soonersports.com
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