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The tobacco committee to determine the guidelines of a potential smoking ban next semester may be assembled next week, a university spokesman said.

President David Boren is assembling the committee and the plan is to have the committee finished by next week, OU press secretary Michael Nash said. “There is still more consultation necessary to gather the students, faculty and staff that will make up the committee,” Nash said. Emails to staff members to volunteer for the committee

were sent out Thursday afternoon by Staff Senate chairwoman Fran Stephens. The emails asked for staff members to submit their intent to volunteer by mid-day Friday and asked for smokers to come forward as well. The committee was created by Boren after his State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Monday. Boren’s said the reasons

behind creating the committee were to save money from picking up discarded cigarette butts and cleaning damaged benches and trash cans. Boren also cited health reasons as a factor driving his decision to create the tobacco committee. The administration will have more information on the committee once positions are filled, Nash said.

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Dollars per week if each gardener spends one hour picking up cigarette butts each week Source: Allen King, OU Landscaping director

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Sooners to host home tourny No. 22 Oklahoma looking to return to winning ways lUKe MCConnell Sports Reporter

“I don’t do anything special to get there faster. I cut through the grass sometimes, but I’m always late,” Powell said. And Powell isn’t the only one who has no shortcut. “I don’t have any shortcuts; it’s pretty much a straight walk to my classes,” said Michael Wiggins, University College freshman. As well as being late to class and being forced to sit in the front row everyday because of the lack of seating options, Powell said she is extremely fearful of the bikes, scooters and longboards as she traverses campus. “I catch myself looking over my shoulder [for them],” Powell said.

The OU volleyball team is back in action this weekend, hosting its second tournament of the season at McCasland Field House. The Sooners will welcome Boise State, Texas Southern, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Arkansas-Little Rock for the Oklahoma Invitational. Oklahoma comes in ranked No. 22 in the country, but reeling from its first losing streak of the season. After drop- Santiago ping a 3-1 reStrePo match to Miami (Fla.) last Saturday, the Sooners blew a 2-0 lead at Wichita State on Wednesday night, falling to the Shockers, 3-2. O U c o a c h Sa nt i a g o Restrepo said he was disappointed to waste a huge performance from freshman outside hitter Tara Dunn, who exploded for 29 kills and 15 digs against Wichita State. “We did a little bit of tweaking with the lineup to see how it was going to be,” Restrepo said. “I thought Tara Dunn — for being a freshman playing in a big match — did an excellent job.” Restrepo said that not

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Students walk on the South Oval on Wednesday. Students choose to walk to and from classes every day rather than use bicycles or skateboards for transportation.

Putting one foot in front of the other Some students choose to walk over ride, despite class distances

AT A GLANCE Step by step, campus trips Are you left walking on campus? Here are a couple calorie counts:

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dale Hall to Sarkeys energy Center (.65 miles) It’s a 12-minute walk at a brisk pace. You will burn about 57.7 calories.

Staff Reporter

Tootling around campus on a bicycle or blades is the norm for many students at OU. And with the plethora of longboards zipping by, some may forget the art of hoofing it across the South Oval. This routine mode of transportation is slower than biking or skating, but for one student she is content to keep her feet firmly planted on the ground. Some students refuse to use wheeled transportation because

walker-adams Mall to Catlett Music Center (.65 miles) It’s a 12-minute walk at a brisk pace. You will burn about 58 calories. Source: Pedometer Lite app on the iPhone

they simply can’t afford it, some greek societies don’t allow their pledges to do anything but walk to class and some are just selfconscious. “I’d look ridiculous on a bike,” said Hailey Powell, University College freshman.

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Because of this fear Powell said she is perpetually late to her class located in Sarkeys Energy Center. “I go from Dale Hall to Sarkeys. I have 10 minutes to get there, and it normally takes about 15,” she said. But Powell said she hasn’t scouted a route to get there any faster.

Spanish Club’s delights satisfy generous students

Our representatives need more say in smoking-ban decision. (Page 4)

SPortS norman’s on Cougar alert Saturday OU soccer takes on BYU in schools’ first matchup. (Page 6)

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Sooner receivers slot for Seminoles

Organizer says the event is designed for all students. (oudaily.com)

Kenny Stills will make season debut against FSU. (Page 7)

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University College freshman Lindsay O’Shaugnessy (right) cuts Cindy Coffin, criminology senior, a piece of brownie Thursday at the Spanish Club bake sale. The sale began Tuesday and ends at 2 p.m. today.

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Lecture to cover music, morality

OU to broadcast 220 athletic events on local TV station

The OU department of philosophy will host a discussion of music and morality today at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. “Popular Song as Moral Microcosm,” the Friday session, is part of the 12th Series of the David Ross Boyd Lectures. It will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Robert S. Kerr Auditorium. Jerrold Levinson of the University of Maryland will lead the discussion and answer questions afterward. Ashly Mendez, Staff Reporter

SoonerVision will broadcast 150 live events in high definition this year, with another 70 being taped Of these 220 events, 25 of them will be shown on Oklahoma Cox Channels 3 and 703, said Brandon Meier, assistant athletic director for broadcast operations. To achieve this production rate, 45 students have been added to the 60-strong workforce, Meier said. Uny Chan, Staff Reporter


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Student organizations

Atheists form campus club

Students create group to push for camaraderie

GO AND DO Next meeting WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday

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Today around campus A lecture from the 12th Series of David Ross Boyd Lectures, titled “Popular Song as Moral Microcosm,” will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sam Noble Museum. The lecture is free. “From Pacifist to Warrior-Christ: Jesus in Medieval Imagination,” a free lecture sponsored by the Medieval Fair, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room A/B of the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave. Women’s volleyball will host Texas Southern at 2 p.m. and Arkansas-Little Rock at 7 p.m. at McCasland Field House. Women’s tennis will host the Sooner Fall Invitational all day at Headington Family Tennis Center.

A new club on campus is working to reverse students’ misconceptions about atheism. Atheist and Skeptic Association for Progress is one of the newest organizations recognized by OU. The group was founded last semester by junior foreign affairs major Cass Mays. President Nathan Cranford said many people believe atheism is an absolute claim that no god exists, but it is actually a school of thought that believes in the lack of evidence in the existence of a higher power. He said he feels prior to the inception of the organization there was not much of an outlet for atheists to socialize with one another, much less congregate on campus. But Cranford said he thinks the organization serves as a filler to that void.

WHERE: Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Associate’s Room

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Philosophy senior Nathan Cranford chalks information about the second meeting of the Atheist and Skeptic Association for Progress student organization Tuesday on the South Oval.

“We also want to be an active voice on campus, so some sort of opposition to the majority of other clubs mostly religious affiliation clubs,” said Cranford, philosophy senior. Philosophy and civics junior Alexander Graham was one of 10 people who helped start the club. “I was really just curious to see if there were any other atheists at OU because it

would be nice to have a little bit of camaraderie with somebody that shares like views with you because OU is a very religious place” Graham said. “Surprisingly, there are quite a few (atheists).” Reception to the organization has been mainly positive, and Cranford said even a few Christians showed up to the first meeting to see what the group had to say and to better understand an atheist’s

views. Graham said the club mostly attracts philosophy and sciences majors, such as psychology, physics and engineering. Zoology and computer science professor Tom Ray is the club’s adviser and was recommended for the club because he is a member of the Norman Naturalism organization. The club’s goal is not to be a place to rant about religion; rather before each meeting, the club collects specific questions over topics of discussion to take place, for instance “does atheism lead to nihilism?” As of now there are 30 official members who meet every two weeks on Sundays.

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Women’s volleyball will play Arkansas-Pine Bluff at noon and Boise State at 7 p.m. at McCasland Field House. Women’s soccer will play BYU at 3 p.m. at the OU Soccer Complex. A watch party for the OU-Florida State football game will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Crossroads Lounge. Women’s tennis will host the Sooner Fall Invitational all day at Headington Family Tennis Center. Women’s rugby’s War of the Roses Tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Al Veelie Rugby Complex. The tournament is free.

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walking: Buses provide low-cost alternative Continued from page 1 And depending where students are going, they would be looking over their shoulder for quite the hike. The two farthest buildings from anywhere on campus are often Catlett Music Center and Sarkeys Energy Center.

For sooners walking to class because they can’t afford a bike or other means of faster transportation, options do exist. Every week day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., the last run beginning at 3:40 p.m., CART offers shuttle service. The shuttle makes stops from as far away as Lloyd Noble Center and stops at

various places throughout campus such as Sarkeys and the Physical Science Center. Interior design junior Maggie Dursing takes the bus most days before making the trek across campus. “I enjoy the walk because I get to see people and say, ‘hi’. I ride the trolley to campus and get off at the library. I only have two classes on

campus, but the walk’s not bad,” Dursing said. Whether people walk out of necessity or preference walking is the most popular ways to get to class, and it is simple and easy, regardless of being slower and potentially dangerous due to traffic. “I don’t mind walking,” Powell stated, “It gets me where I need to go.”


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Read our coverage of guitarist Tommy Emmanuel’s Wednesday night performance in Norman.

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Disney darling pounces into theaters ‘The Lion King’ re-released in 3D

GO AND DO See it in 3D

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WHEN: 9:05 p.m. today

Students suffering from Disney nostalgia will be given the opportunity to rekindle your cherished childhood memories with the exclusive two-week theatrical release of ‘The Lion King’ in 3D which roars into theatres Friday. Almost two decades ago, the classic children’s film captivated viewers of all ages, broke major cinematic records and influenced an entire generation.

WHERE: Moore Warren Theatre, 1000 S. Telephone Road, Moore.

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The added 3D is the only refinement made to the film. As a pre-Pixar, traditional animation feature, the film’s change reflect our current, tech-savvy culture. Film and media studies professor Katrina Boyd said

Disney Studios has always managed to produce impacting films without unnecessary gimmicks. Boyd said she isn’t a fan of the film’s re-release. “The film is sufficient in its original form, gripping children on a primal level,” Boyd said. Following its theatrical release in 1994, “The Lion King” became the highest grossing animated film of all time. The film’s music also won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Score by Hans Zimmer and Best Original Song by Elton John and Tim Rice, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”

“‘The Lion King’ teaches young viewers the value and importance of friendship, manhood, perseverance and acceptance.” Wesley jackson, film and media studies senior

It also inspired a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical in 1997. Drama graduate student Phoebe Daugherty said the film was ahead of it’s time in regards to provocative storytelling,. “The Lion King is essentially William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ relocated in an African Savanna and splashed with color. It is a stirring and timeless tale

of courage, destiny and romance made applicable for kids,” Daugherty said. The film has the power to inspire and educate young viewers about a myriad of issues, said Wesley Jackson, film and media studies senior. Jackson took a Children’s Cinema course last year that gave him a unique perspective on the film, which he had not tapped into as a child.

“‘The Lion King’ teaches young viewers the value and importance of friendship, manhood, perseverance and acceptance. It demonstrates how courage solidifies one’s place in their community,” Jackson said. While spr inkle d w ith cheerful humor and vibrant images, many of the film’s themes are mature and challenging, film and media studies senior Macy Hoover said. “I remember weeping like a baby when Simba’s father, Mufasa, was trampled to death by a stampede of wildebeest. I haven’t re-watched the film since it first came out,” Hoover said.

›››› Sooner Sampler: What are your thoughts of “The Lion King” and will you see the new 3D version?

“I saw it on Broadway on my 16th birthday, so I’m gonna go see it.” Annabelle Irvin, Health and Exercise Science junior

“Yeah, I like that movie a lot, I used to run around my house singing ‘The Circle of Life’.” Armando Gallegos, university college freshman

“Definitely going to go see it, it was my go-to movie when I was sad.”

“I’ll go see it, I always liked the very beginning when Simba is born.”

Heather kidder, early childhood education sophomore

Andy Schultz, Energy Management senior

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Students’ feelings cloudy with a chance of moodiness Weather shift calls for clothing change Brooke Buckmaster Life & Arts Reporter

After what seemed like an endless summer drought, central Oklahoma finally experienced a drop in temperature Thursday that drastically changed students’ usual day wear. T h u r s d a y ’s h i g h w a s 64 degrees at 2:30 a.m. — jeans and coat weather — a dramatic change from Wednesday’s 86 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The feelings among the OU student body about the weather were not mutual. University College freshman Alexandra Arcuri expressed no discomfort with the mildly cold air. Wearing merely blue jean shorts and a T-shirt, she had no complaints. “I don’t really think its that cold,” Arcuri said. “I’m okay with basically any weather, it’s a nice change from the constant drought.” Some such as Arcuri showed no discomfort in summer attire; others dressed as if preparing for a blizzard. “It’s really cold and I wish it would be summer again. The rain doesn’t help,” said international business and

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Thomas Akin, physics graduate student, and Sara Barber, astrophysics graduate student, walk bundled up against Thursday’s chilly weather. Barber said she was prepared for the day’s chilly weather.

economics senior Luba Popov, wearing jeans and rain coat. Some students said they found the weather change annoying. “You can’t really expect anything — two days ago it was 102 degrees and now it’s 62,” University College freshman Caitlyn Williams said. Despite the drizzle, students and faculty didn’t let the inconvenience affect their schedules. The attendance rate for classes has not changed despite the rain, psychology professor Susan Sharp said, in regards to the number of students who came to her

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“I’m going to see it, it’s the best cartoon ever created. 3D movies are the best to watch.” Whitney Young, university college freshman

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OPINION

“I don’t see how this is any different from someone telling you that you can’t smoke in their house or in their restaurant. If you want to smoke, fine, but don’t impose smoking on other people.” (braceyourself, Re: Evaluating both sides of the smoking ban)

EDITORIAL

Boren, listen to the students Our View: The smoking ban controversy illustrates the need for greater student representation.

UPDATE Editorial series

Thursday: We laid out the Background: This is the third The debate over President David Boren’s plan for a editorial in a three-part series important questions raised by total campus-smoking ban has made one thing very on a smoking ban proposed by both sides of the debate. clear: Student voices are not being heard. President David Boren. Today: We explore the UOSA tried twice to bring the idea of a smoking implications of Boren’s ban Wednesday: We examined ban to the administration’s attention, and nothing suggestion and the importance the motivation behind the came of it. Now, Boren has latched onto the same of democratic representation suggested ban and urged a idea and seems intent to push a proposal through campuswide vote on the issue. on campus. to the OU Board of Regents with little more than the input of a few committee members of his choosing. opinions of the student body or seriously influencBoren credits the idea of a ban to the cost of ciging policy. arette-related cleaning and a concern for student This has been made perfectly clear not only by health — though we think it may have more to do this smoking-ban issue, but also by their inability to with his personal beliefs and a wish to appear proactive on budget issues. Either way, he has made no get sexual orientation added to the university nondiscrimination policy after students overwhelmingly mention of the former actions taken on this issue and given no hint that he has thought to include stu- voted to do so in 2009. It’s no wonder voter turnout at UOSA elections is dent opinion in his decision to support a ban. so low, but that’s part of the problem. They hardly Boren seems to have assumed students won’t mind his presumptuous actions. How can we blame have a strong mandate from students with consishim? As a student body, we’ve rarely decried the lack tently less than 30 percent of the campus bothering to vote. It’s clear from the social media response to of student input on policy decisions or the weakness of our representatives. The most students have the smoking-ban issue and others like it that students have strong opinions about the future mustered are the occasional disenchanted direction of OU. But how can we expect the insults to Student Congress. But now is the The Our View time to demand this oversight be corrected. is the majority administration to take these opinions into account if we can’t be bothered to officially We need a simple, clear system that gives opinion of express them? real weight to student input. Advisory comThe Daily’s If representative government cannot give mittees are not enough — they are the step 10-member editorial board us a voice, then maybe it’s time to consider after a policy direction has been chosen. strict democracy. Put issues like this one, Theoretically, UOSA exists to give students that affect every stakeholder in the univerthis voice, but it is clear that its own voice is sity community, to a campuswide vote. Students, either quiet or ignored, or both. It was circumvented faculty and staff would then each have a say in the and out of the loop on this issue. Yes, Boren’s plan technically fulfills one of UOSA’s way their university is run. Of course, this technique wouldn’t work, or be goals, but its members should not be celebrating. necessary, for every issue. But we must put a sysThey did not make this happen, and Boren has not tem in place that will allow student input to matter. acknowledged that he has even taken their ideas Unilateral decisions rarely bring the best results into consideration. These events clearly illustrate for all involved, and Boren and the regents can’t to the entire campus UOSA’s lack of influence and take it upon themselves to understand the student power. But this impotence is not the fault of the organiza- perspective. OU is for the students. We chose this university tion or its members, who consistently pursue issues important to students. The system we have in place over other institutions and support it with tuition. As important as administrative concerns and money is not only purposefully complicated and slow, it are, we are the bottom line. We care about the state outright denies the representatives of the student of things at this university, and those opinions body any real power. They can advise and encourage — organize campaigns such as Green Week and should matter. pass out money to student organizations — but they Comment on this at OUDaily.com have no means of actually acting on the wants and

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Smoking ban result of factors We are very pleased to see that OU is having a serious discussion about smoking on our campus. Already more than 530 U.S. colleges and universities are completely smoke free, which in Oklahoma includes the OU Health Sciences Center, the OU Tulsa Campus, Oklahoma State University-Stillwater Campus, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Campus, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and the University of Tulsa. Numerous factors motivate the decision to become smoke-free: • First, secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmokers, who have chosen not to smoke. • Second, secondhand smoke causes heart disease in adults, with recent studies finding that smoke-free laws reduce the rate of heart attacks by an average of 17 percent in just the first year after adoption, with the largest reduction occurring in nonsmokers.

• Third, the National Cancer Institute has concluded that “there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.” • Fourth, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke on the Norman campus will have a direct and significant positive effect on the cost of employee benefits over time. For these reasons the Faculty Senate passed a resolution in March 2010 with overwhelming support requesting that the Norman campus become tobacco free. The following year in May, the Faculty Senate also passed a wide-ranging resolution on wellness that reiterated this request and that was approved unanimously with one abstention. Scott A. Moses, Faculty Welfare Committee chairman Georgia Kosmopoulou, Faculty Senate chairwoman

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U.S. economy closely tied to Europe’s

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he European OPINION COLUMNIST Union is so very far away from our day-to-day lives but its economy is something that could really hurt our own fragile slow recovery. The economic powerhouse that is the Zachary Carrell European Union has zachary.d.carrell-1@ou.edu been weakened considerably after the worldwide recession in 2008. U.S. banks were closely tied to their European counterparts and to many of the nations that make up this economic and political union, and when the bubble burst, it left the Western world in financial chaos. Greece has been one of the most troubled governments during the economic downturn. Its finances were closely tied to the American banking sector and its government spending was beyond its capacity to sustain. This led to a substantial debt that has brought the nation of Greece to the edge of default. Last weekend, the fear of a Greek default reignited the belief that the European Union was possibly near collapse. The measures that the “Our economy European powers took to stabilize Greece are not working, and there is very closely is great worry that French and German banks — which hold a connected considerable amount of Greece’s to Europe debt in the form of government instability and issued bonds — will be unable to uncertainty can handle such a collapse. The German government, only hurt our which single-handedly held the growth.” European Union together, is facing an ever-more-unhappy domestic situation, as the German people grow tired of their tax money going to save other EU nations. The French state also is facing a difficult problem. Its major banks are holders of a lot of the Greek debt, and they were a major part of the toxic asset trading that lead to the recession in the first place. Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and other poorer EU member countries are facing their own financial crises. The EU looks more and more unstable by the day. Our economy is very closely connected to Europe’s — instability and uncertainty can only hurt our growth, which is key in fixing the 9 percent national unemployment rate. This is not the end of our society, but it is something that will hold back our recovery. Globalization has tied our fate to our neighbors, and unfortunately there is not much our state can do to alleviate the situation. We can only hope that leaders of Europe will find a solution soon before more damage is done. A Greek default would possibly cause a domino effect that would surely bring down a major part of the global economy and launch us into another recession. One thing is very clear: We are far from getting out of the shadow of the recession, and we can only expect that our own markets and economy will continue to wildly shift. Lets hope that the United States has stabilized its economic foundation enough to weather this European storm. Zachary Carrel is an international studies and anthropology senior.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Online services and feedback better for course learning Re: “Input Needed Regarding Increase in Hybrid Courses.” As someone who has been teaching online courses for 10 years, I am really excited about what can be done in an online environment, since it allows students to publish and share their work with a wider audience, while also getting one-on-one feedback from teachers and from other students. I agree that student input is extremely important in designing any kind of online or hybrid course, and I wanted to mention one excellent avenue for student feedback about online learning at the university: Michelle Davis, the administrator for Desire2Learn at OU Information Technology, who has set up both a Facebook page and a Twitter where students and faculty can provide feedback and suggestions about D2L.

This doesn’t just mean reporting probabout D2L, let her know about that, too. lems (although it is really important for By setting up Facebook and Twitter AT A GLANCE people to report problems; often students as avenues for communication, along Hybrid courses are the first to know if there is something with the learn@ou.edu email, Michelle is wrong) — it can also mean sharing ideas doing a great job of gathering information Provide feedback about and suggestions for how to make the best so that we can make the best possible use online learning here: use of D2L. of D2L. Michelle Davis is an information hub, So thanks to The Daily for including this • Facebook.com/OUD2L because she works with instructors all over important topic on the editorial page, and • Twitter.com/OUD2L campus using D2L. thanks also to Michelle Davis for the way So students, if you see something in one she makes it easy for everyone, instructors of your classes that you really like, some innovative way and students alike, to provide feedback about OU’s use of an instructor is using D2L, let Michelle Davis know, and D2L. she can spread the word to other instructors. Laura Gibbs, If there is something you think could be improved online instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences

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FRIDAY, SEPT FRIDAY SEPT. 16 16, 2011 20 Conditions look extremely favorable for you in the year ahead, involving several major constructive changes that need to be made. Even if it isn’t you who precipitates them, they will turn out to be to your liking. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Seek out a friend who has had similar experiences to what you’re going through right now. This person can provide you with the solution to a problem that is plaguing you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Lady Luck is with you regarding an area that has provided you with a second source of income. She is telling you that it might be worthwhile to give it your undivided attention.





          

            

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that you feel are critical to your well-being. Give them top priority while you are on a roll. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You are likely to be extremely lucky in reaching persons whom you couldn’t get in touch with previously. Give matters of strategic communication the attention they deserve. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Certain people in your field of endeavor are looking out for each other. One in particular has some valuable information to share with you that will help to strengthen your position. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- As long as you maintain control over an operation in which you’re involved, you will generate desirable results. Think twice about delegating matters of importance to a surrogate. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Although something with far-reaching positive effects could develop, you’re not likely to be aware of all it can offer you. Stay on top of matters. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Without explanation, you might be pleasantly received by someone who has treated you with indifference up until now. Accept the results when you get them, without resurrecting the past. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Lady Luck could help further your aims if you adopt a more positive mode of operation. Set your sights higher than usual and have faith in your talents and abilities.

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OUDaily.com ›› OU’s defensive line could be the biggest key in the Sooners’ top-5 matchup against Florida State, The Daily’s James Corley says.

James Corley, sports editor dailysports@ou.edu • phone: 405-325-3666

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Cougars to invade Norman OU to square off with BYU for first time Saturday

Continued from page 1 having a good team mentality ultimately is what led to the loss. “Unfortunately, we didn’t have everybody on board with [Dunn], so that’s what hurt us,” Restrepo said. “We just have to be better about being a team and contributing to the cause.” Restrepo said the strategy for this tournament will be geared toward getting everyone on the court and working out a definite lineup for conference play, which begins Sept. 21. “I think the bottom line is we’re trying to give opportunities to players that didn’t play that much,” Restrepo said, “a chance to play to see that they can show what they’re capable of doing and where we go from here.”

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Oklahoma soccer (4-4) looks to break away from its .500-record mark when the Sooners host BYU (4-1-2) at 3 p.m. Saturday in Norman. Saturday’s meeting against the Cougars will be the first meeting of the two programs and the last nonconference home game for OU. While the offense has been inconsistent in its weekend performances, the Sooners have plenty of scoring options to claw at the Cougars’ defense. Four players on OU’s roster have three goals each, while four Sooners have two or more assists. Sophomore forward Amy Petrikin stepped up her game last weekend, scoring two of the three goals against Arizona. Petrikin scored her first career goal against Missouri State on Sept. 4, placing the Tulsa native on opponents’ offensive scouting reports. OU is still relying on last year’s scoring duo, junior forwards Dria Hampton and Caitlin Mooney. The teammates combine for six goals and five assists already this season. Defender Michelle Alexander doesn’t fly under the scoring radar either, collecting three of her seven total career goals so far this year. After scoring two goals in each of the past two years, Alexander’s ability to attack the defense with her quick feet and versatility on the run has made this senior a

Volleyball: Sooners seek finalized lineup

AT A GLANCE Texas Southern 2011 record: 1-6 Last game: Beat Huston Tillotson, 3-0

Key players: OH Mona Reed, OH Precious Spenser, DS Courtney Dixon

AT A GLANCE Arkansas-Little Rock 2011 record: 3-7 Last game: Lost to Northwestern, 0-3

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Sophomore forward Amy Petrikin fights her way past the Missouri State goalie during OU’s game against the Bears on Sept. 4 in Norman. The Sooners host BYU for the first time Saturday.

GO AND DO Brigham Young WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday WHERE: John Crain Field

threat for opposing defenses to contain. BYU hasn’t lost a game since Aug. 26 and are 3-0-1 in the last four outings. Senior goalkeeper McKinzie Olson is a key factor in maintaining that streak, posting 29 saves

and two shutouts through seven games played. The Cougars have a trio of forwards with two goals apiece in Jennie Marshall, Colette Jepson and Auna Doria. With a total six goals and four assists between the three players, BYU’s offense is led by these teammates, who also combine for 58 of the Cougars’ 122 total shots taken this year. The Cougars face No. 2 Oklahoma State on Thursday before heading south to meet the Sooners.

AT A GLANCE Lousiana State After Saturday’s game, OU plays its first Monday game this year against LSU in Baton Rouge, La. The Tigers also are on a three-game unbeaten streak that began with a 2-1 win over Houston on Sept. 6. LSU is led by midfielder Taryne Boudreau, who has two goals and two assists so far this season.

Key players: OH Edina Begic, MB Paige Gantar, OH Kristi Block

AT A GLANCE Arkansas-Pine Bluff 2011 record: 1-8 Last game: Beat Alcorn State, 3-1

Key players: MB Michelle Fiala, OH Mariah Roby, DS Lorin Johnson

AT A GLANCE Boise State 2011 record: 5-3 Last game: Beat Weber State, 3-0

Key players: OH Liz Harden, OH Fiona Jones, L Amanda Remy

Go and DO Oklahoma Invitational Friday

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Sooners set sights on second victory Rotating players during Saturday’s game will keep receivers fresh against FSU Greg Fewell

Assistant Sports Editor

Two seasons ago, OU’s receivers were inconsistent, contributing to the worry that quarterback Landry Jones couldn’t handle the burden of filling in for Sam Bradford. Things now are different after two years. Jones, now a junior, is one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy, and OU has depth at the wide receiver position. The Sooners played their first game of the season against Tulsa without sophomore Kenny Stills, the team’s second-leading receiver from last season, and gained 417 yards through the air. Senior Ryan Broyles, one of the nation’s top receivers, caught 14 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. OU’s second-leading receiver was sophomore Trey Franks, who made the most of his first-ever collegiate start by hauling in seven catches for 74 yards. Dejuan Miller also saw significant playing time. While his two catches for 14 yards do not jump off the page, the senior made some crucial catches over the middle and showed the physical presence coaches were talking about all spring. Rounding out the receiver rotation was freshman Kameel Jackson, who made

a nice play to turn the corner and gain 18 yards with his first reception in crimson. While Broyles and Franks saw the majority of time at wideout, receivers coach Jay Norvell said he plans to rotate players a lot more against Florida State to keep fresh legs on the field. “It’s going to be an emotional game, and it will be warm down there. So, I can see us playing more guys, and we’ve kind of gone into this game that way,” Norvell said. “We won’t be afraid to rotate and get guys on the field. We need them to be playing as hard as they possibly can when they’re out there, so if we need to play them in waves, that’s what we’ll do.” Norvell said Jackson has continued to improve in practice and could see more playing time. With Stills back and sophomore running back Roy Finch’s ability in the slot, the Sooners should be able to sub in and out without losing talent on the field. However, a key to this game is how the rest of the receiver corps reacts when Broyles faces double teams. In 2009, Jones struggled to find a reliable option when No. 85 was double-covered. But this group of receivers said it is more than capable

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True freshman receiver Kameel Jackson shakes off a defender during OU’s game against Tulsa on Sept. 3 in Norman. The top-ranked Sooners visit No. 5 Florida State on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. Receivers coach Jay Norvell said Jackson has improved in practice and may play more.

of picking up the slack. “Ryan is one of the best receivers in the nation,” Stills said. “So the other receivers know we have to capitalize on Ryan being double teamed. If the defense is smart, they’re going to double him. As a receiver on the team opposite Ryan, I’m just trying to capitalize on that.” The other receivers are

ready to do their part when necessary. However, Broyles made it clear he will find a way to get his fair share of catches and said he senses a different kind of attitude in the year’s receivers group. “I just feel like we’re hungry,” Broyles said. “We’re in the right position right now, and going into this first away game, it’s really going to put a

stamp on the season.” Though the receivers look improved from this time a year ago, they played Tulsa’s sub-par defense. Florida State returns every starter in the secondary from a year ago. On top of that, it is a very hungry squad after getting shredded through the air last year in Norman. But Oklahoma has been

waiting for this game just as long as FSU has, and the Sooners are ready to play. “We’ve been working hard for this game for a long time,” Norvell said. “And I keep hearing about how Florida State’s been looking forward to this game. We’ve been working hard for this game, too. So we’re anxious to see them on the field.”


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