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realignment options and/ or consider new athletic conference membership and take any appropriate action,” according to the regents’ agenda. Rumors have circulated dating back to last summer about the Sooners’ potential

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OU defense bares its teeth in victory Team shuts down Seminole offense to escape with win

own share of momentumchanging plays. The defense drove OU to a 23-13 victory against Florida State on Saturday night. GreG FeWeLL By the end of the game, Assistant Sports Editor OU had forced six sacks and OU’s high-powered of- three interceptions. And on fensive attack has been talk- a night where the offense ed about at great length, but only put up 310 total yards, its defense has proven more see DEFENSE paGe 7 than capable of pulling off its

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Left: Chris Martin of Coldplay sings during his band’s set at the 10th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday evening in Austin. Coldplay was one of the more than 130 bands and artists that rocked on the three-day festival’s eight stages. top: Some of this weekend’s attendees mingle between sets at one of Austin City Limit’s eight stages. More than 50,000 people attended the music festival, which took place Friday to Sunday.

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Senior middle blocker Carlee Roethlisberger (7) hits the ball Friday in Norman. The Sooners won the Oklahoma Invitational. (Page 8)

The transition to a smoke-free campus progressed Friday when OU President David Boren announced the students, faculty and staff who will serve on the school’s tobacco advisory committee. Boren selected five stu d e nt s, t h re e f a c u l t y

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members, three staff members and three administrators to the committee, according to a press release. Committee selections were based on faculty and staff re c o m m e n d a t i o n s a n d elected student leaders. The committee will decide the guidelines and regulations to submit to the OU Board of Regents to make OU a smoke-free campus. “They will examine all issues including enforcement see TOBACCO paGe 2


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regents: Talks may occur behind closed doors Continued from page 1 Stoops was asked earlier this season about a move to the Pac-12 and said, “Sure, why not.” OU would not be the only

university to announce a conference move. Big East members Syracuse and the University of Pittsburgh announced Saturday that they had applied for membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC held

a press conference Sunday morning to welcome the schools into its league. Much of OU’s alignment discussion may occur behind closed doors as the agenda notes the possibility of an executive session.

Additional topics on the agenda for today’s board meeting include revisions to the sexual-assault policy, naming the School of Drama and renovations for Rupel J. Jones Theatre and Hester Hall.

tobacco: No time limit for committee decision Continued from page 1

Today around campus An art exhibit of Kansas State graduate students work is on display in the Fred Jones Jr. Art Center’s Lightwell Gallery. The art is part of a project in which OU graduate students traded art with KSU students. The art will be on display until Friday. The Lightwell Gallery also is displaying the work of incoming graduate students of the School of Art and Art History. A lecture titled “Urban Transformations in St. Louis: L/S” will be given from 4 to 6 p.m. in Gould Hall, Room 130. The lecture is part of the College of Architecture and School of Art and Art History’s dream course. The lecture will be given by Phillip Durham, member of the American Institute of Architects. A lunch with Obie Moore, former Sooner football champion and business veteran, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Hester Hall, Room 160. Call Jack Randolph at 325-1396.

Tuesday, sept. 20 A concert by OU music students and faculty will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Sandy Bell Gallery. A tour of a new Asian art installation will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Roxanne P. and William H. Thamas Gallery. A time-management skills session will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. A film and panel discussion about incarcerated women in Oklahoma will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Thurman J. White Forum Building’s auditorium.

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mechanisms, phase-in procedures and timing, additional resources to help those seeking to stop smoking and many other issues,” Boren said in a press release. The committee is tasked with making recommendations by the December regents meeting, but if the committee needs to take longer, there is no definite time-limit, according to the press release.

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After watching their fellow brother go into a diabetic seizure, one OU fraternity’s members have been ramping up support for the diabetic community. Sigma Phi Epsilon and the diabetic community collaborated Saturday to raise $60,000 at the second annual Run to Defeat Diabetes. The run originated last year after entrepreneurship senior and diabetic Ryan Fightmaster approached his fraternity with a way to give back to the diabetic community and get back at the disease he was diagnosed with when he was 8 years old. “This philanthropy is one of the few that came out of a personal experience … so I think our hearts are more personally attached to it,” said Brett Bone, fraternity president. Last year, the

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400-participant run raised $47,000 for the fraternity to donate to the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center of Oklahoma at the OU Health Sciences Center. The center promotes the research, education, care and prevention of diabetes, according to the center’s website. “It’s extremely amazing the kind of support the guys have given me; without them the event wouldn’t take place,” Fightmaster

said. The run offered a 5K and a 1-mile run to participants sponsored by local O k l a h o m a c o m p a n i e s. More than 150 volunteers show-up at 5 a.m. to prepare the races, not finishing until 11 a.m. “They do what it takes,” Fightmaster said. “They man the course, conduct registration. It mean’s a lot for them to support us; they’ve really taken a

personal initiative with the event.” Fightmaster said the fraternity members hope the event promotes diabetes education and testing. “Everyone that runs in this race knows that we are here to support the diabetic community, and it is impossible to show up Saturday m o r n i ng a n d n o t l ea r n something about diabetes and how it effects our state and our nation,” Bone said.

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GLBT tragedies spark reform Our View: Several improvements have been made since 2010’s rash of GLBT suicides, but there is still work to be done.

EDITORIAL SERIES GLBT issues Background: This editorial is the first of a three-part series examining the national and local changes that have taken place since the GLBT violence in 2010, and what more needs to be done.

This time last year, the nation was rocked by an outbreak of homophobic violence. On Sept. 22, 2010, a Rutgers student committed suicide after his private life was shared online. The month before, three young teens committed suicide, reportedly based on anti-gay harassToday: We examine the progress made in the last ment. On Oct. 1, two gay men were attacked in would make the military more year, and the work that still New York City’s tolerant Chelsea neighborhood. gay-friendly. needs to be done to combat Two days later, a man was attacked in the bathhomophobia. room of the Stonewall Inn, the bar famous for Wednesday: We will urge the Tuesday: We will celebrate the institution of a gender-blind sparking the gay rights movement. Later that day, housing option and other repeal of the military’s “Don’t three men were brutally beaten elsewhere in the policies that would make OU a Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and city due to their sexual orientation. more supportive campus. look at further changes that That same week in October, a 19-year-old in Norman, Zachary Harrington, killed himself after witnessing the vitriolic Norman City Project, a national hotline that provides crisis Council debate over GLBT History Month. intervention for the GLBT community, has seen A year later, the pace has slowed. We’ve seen increased support since the events of 2010. national victories for gay, lesbian, bisexual and Locally, the news also is positive. High schools transgender rights: New York state began allowing gay marriages in July, the federal government in Norman have strong harassment policies specifically protecting GLBT students. The OU stopped defending the Defense of Marriage Act (which blocks gay marriages from federal recog- Board of Regents will vote Monday on whether to add sexual orientation to the OU’s non-discriminition) in February and the government will renation policy and improve the procedure peal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for filing complaints. policy on Tuesday. The Our View The university worked with students But the trend hasn’t entirely abated. is the majority last year to create Talking Helps, a proJanuary and March brought two more opinion of gram that trains students to be mental highly publicized sexuality-related The Daily’s health advocates on campus, an imporsuicides. 10-member tant resource for suicide prevention. The majority of the GOP presidential editorial board The LGBTQ Advisory Board is creating candidates are against gay marriage. a Greek Ally program to help the greek Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., repcommunity be more aware and supportive of resents a school district labeled a “suicide contagion area” by public health officials because of GLBT concerns. As we remember last year’s tragedies, we the student GLBT suicides there, The New York should be looking forward to how we can conTimes reported. tinue to combat the attitude that led to them. OU Our own state Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma should implement a gender-neutral housing opCity, claimed that GLBT citizens are more dantion. Norman needs a gay pride rally. The univergerous than terrorists in an Aug. 31 interview sity and the city need more GLBT education and with an anti-gay organization. resources. Most of all, OU and Norman’s GLBT Still, we’ve seen serious efforts to combat the community must stand up and be proud, conconsequences of GLBT discrimination. The “It Gets Better” project, started after last year’s sui- fronting hate wherever possible. Increased visibility fosters acceptance. cides, features videos from celebrities, sports We can’t afford to wait for the next drateams, politicians and citizens giving hope to matic City Council meeting to start these GLBT community members. conversations. There are many videos from Oklahoma, but we would love to see our politicians — or even the Sooner football team — add one. The Trevor Comment on this at


Tobacco policies help students, costs There are two major reasons why I am working to Student concern initiated the action and student particiestablish a tobacco free environment on the Norman pation was central to the excellent result. campus. On the tobacco issue, it was students who first advoThe first is health concerns. Current studies from the cated action with a referendum and a Student Congress Center of Disease Control and Prevention have found resolution over the last two years. Last year the Faculty that cigarette smoking causes 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. Senate added its recommendation. each year. In addition, second hand smoke kills nearly In retrospect, I feel I should have acted more quickly 50,000 people annually and creates an on these recommendations. As in many unhealthy environment for those who areas, our students often lead the ad“In retrospect, I feel choose not to smoke. ministration to the right action. In all I should have acted More than 500 colleges around the honesty, I intended to start work on the country, including OSU, OCU, UCO and more quickly on these tobacco policy last year and my attenthe OU Health Sciences Center have tion was diverted by our serious budget recommendations. already taken this step to ban tobacco problems caused by three straight years As in many areas, our of state budget cuts. I apologize to those use in order to create healthier environments. Students have especially led the who urged quick action on the tobacco students often lead way by stressing that educational institufor not acting sooner. the administration to issue tions should set an example for the rest The new policy recommendations will the right action. ... I come from an advisory committee that of society. The second major reason is cost. A apologize to those who will provide input to our entire university major item in the university budget that community. We will be thorough and the urged quick action on recommendations will go to the regents affects tuition and fees is health insurance, which costs OU about $80 million the tobacco issue for for action only after they have been careeach year. fully considered. not acting sooner.” Studies show that the average smoker Students will be represented by those pays about $1,800 more per year for who have been elected by our student medical care. With 15,000 persons covered under our body, including the president and vice president of medical insurance at OU and a smoking rate estimated at UOSA and the chair of the Campus Activities Council, all 15 percent of our population, an additional medical cost of whom were elected by a campuswide vote. from smoking totals $4 million per year. That added cost Additional members will be the chair of Student impacts our insurance premium rate. Congress and the chair of the Graduate Student Senate. In addition, smoking contributes to increased costs for The Staff Senate leaders and the Faculty Senate leaders litter control and impacts the beauty of our campus that also will be included. Ideas will be received from the enall of us enjoy. tire university community at public forums. Just as we have done with all major decisions at OU, Working together, I am confident that we can find we will work together to develop the best policies and the right path forward that will benefit our university procedures to implement this goal. The recent outstand- community. ing work of the advisory committee on policies governDavid Boren, ing sexual misconduct is a good model for us to follow. university president


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n Sept. 12, I OPINION COLUMNIST was following the Republican debate conducted by Wolf Blitzer on CNN. At one point, he asked Rep. Ron Paul if an uninsured 30-year-old had a serious accident, who would Adrian Espallargas pay for treatment under Email@address Paul´s health plan. “What he should do is whatever he wants to do and assume responsibilities. That is what freedom is all about,” Paul said. That is not freedom; that is egoism, greed and state irresponsibility. Blitzer continued, “Are you saying the society should just let him die?” But before Paul was able to answer, some tea party supporters in the audience shouted “Yes!” I do not agree with this side of the Republican party, and I really hope they will never have to face that situation themselves. Americans have to understand that to have socialized essential services is not a question of freedom, but necessity. In countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany, they have a socialized health care system (amid other services) and work perfectly as a mixed economy. America is a mixed economy, too, and there are many socialized services: socialized education, socialized fire departments, socialized police and so on. Thus, following Paul’s ideals, this country should privatize fire department services on behalf of freedom. Then, if my house burns, I will be able to choose which company can extinguish the fire while my house burns down. That idea is insane, because freedom is not related to those issues. In the 1980s, the conservative Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of the United Kingdom. She passed many lax laws and deregulated many public services. However, she did not dare to change the health care service, which is free and “The United States universal. Being a liberal and supporting those defends to the ideas is not incompatible. In Spain, France and hilt human rights worldwide. However, Germany — amid other European countries — evAmerican politicians eryone is covered. In addition, those who want to should start to private insurances apply that priority in hire can, and both things are their own territory.” not mutually exclusive. The United States defends to the hilt human rights worldwide. However, American politicians should start to apply that priority in their own territory. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.” Statistics about the number of Americans that live without health insurance are difficult to pin down. They range from 40 million, based on Census Bureau data from 2007, to 86.7 million, according to a 2009 study by the consumer advocacy group Families USA. However, let’s take that 40 million figure as accurate. A country where 40 million people out of 312 million — amounting to 13 percent of the population — live without health coverage is not a country protecting human rights. Thus, before invading nations and toppling dictators, I think the United States should sort out things at home. The United States is the wealthiest nation in the world, and that wealth should be turned into services that can benefit all layers of society. But first, peoples’ minds have to change. Adrian Espallargas is a journalism junior.

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USTIN — Without LIfe & Arts COLUMNIST enough money to travel all the way to Tallahassee, Fla., for the OU-Florida State game, what better way to spend the weekend than at the largest outdoor music festival within easy driving James Corley distance? The 10th edition of Austin City Limits ran Friday through Sunday at Zilker Park in Austin, featuring big names such as Kanye West and Stevie Wonder while also showcasing lesser-known talents such as James Blake and The Antlers. Blake played Friday afternoon and was an early highlight of the festival. He entwined beautiful melodies with heavily modified electric sound to produce music that is simultaneously soothing and unnerving. His three-piece band showed an aptitude and mastery of multiple instruments, most of which were unconventional for a typical indie band. The drummer switched seamlessly between a drum pad and a stripped-down drum set to create a sense of rhythm that was both natural and electronic. The guitarist frequently filtered his instrument through a modifier with the end result sounding more like a synthesizer than guitar. Blake himself switched between a keyboard and a synthesizer that bent his voice to the tone of his fingers’ choosing. However, Blake had a very broody stage appearance, consistently withdrawing into his music and only realizing there were people watching him a few times when he popped back into reality. It was a picture-perfect display of the troubled musician practically thrust before an audience when he seems to prefer to be alone. The very synthetic feel of Blake was in stark contrast to Friday night co-headliner Coldplay’s more raw performance. The British pop group’s frontman, Chris Martin, made a Sameer Gadhia’s voice concerted effort to connect with was powerful and drove More Online the crowd, inviting watchers to sing the band’s catchy strains Visit to read Sunday’s along, raise their hands and jump ahead full speed, and Payam recap and other ACL coverage. around. Doostzadeh’s melodic, moveThe band stuck with traditional ment-heavy bass lines proinstruments with very little modificavided a stable anchor for the tion from their natural sounds. songs to get loud without feelFrom familiar tunes of records past to tomorrow’s hits ing screamo. from the band’s upcoming album, Coldplay outplayed On Saturday evening, My Morning Jacket the rest of the field on Friday, including co-headliner headlined the stage nearest to the TV tent, Kanye West. where several hundred of the nearly 50,000 fesSaturday provided just as much excitement as the first tival-goers were watching the OU-Florida State, day, but from less familiar sources. giving the football fans the best mix of music and sports Young The Giant, an up-and-coming five-piece from ever attempted. Southern California, set the bar high for the rest of the Sunday finished strong with an enticing lineup from days’ performers in the early afternoon on Saturday. It’s doors open to doors close, featuring Mariachi El Bronx’s refreshing to see a band that still soundchecks itself, delatino-California punk fusion, the indie-rock tunes of spite having fully capable roadies. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Fleet Foxes’ game-changing indieWith the start of a hard rain fall, the band opened with folk sound and the increasingly popular anthems of a few exciting songs to get the crowd jumping and enjoy- Arcade Fire. ing the cool weather. A lot has changed for ACL since starting 10 years ago,

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Above: Theophilus London performs at this weekend’s Austin City Limits. The festival featured performances by Coldplay, Kanye West and Stevie Wonder as well as many others. Left: Young The Giant front man Sameer Gadhia performs at the 10th annual Austin City Limits. The festival spanned three days and featured music from all over the country. Below: Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst points out to the crowd at Austin City Limits on Sept. 17. The festival was held in Zilker Park in Austin nearly 50,000 people attended the festival.

but the end result is a festival full of different sounds that showcases some of the best musical talent in the world, all without a costly trip to Chicago or Nashville. James Corley is a journalism senior and the sports editor of The Daily. You can follow him on Twitter at @jamesfcorley.

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Composers deliver original melodies Love Feast samples different musical genres, instrument

Left: Soli Thrastardottir plays her flute in “For Philip Guston” on Thurday at the Catlett Music Center. Thrastardottir’s task was a hefty one, as the piece lasted roughly four hours.

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Avant-garde music may appear unusual to many people, but musicians who experiment with different sounds and rhythms did their best to captivate listeners with their unusual esthetics during this weekend’s new music festival. Love Feast, a festival of new music, made its first appearance on the OU campus from Thursday through Sunday. A chance for composers around the country and professors at OU to showcase their experimental compositions, the inspiration for this festival came when Michael Lee, 20th century music professor, attended a similar festival in Seattle. “The festival celebrates an interesting direction in music these days,” Lee said. “That direction is sincere rather than ironic, simple rather than complex, intuitive rather than systematic.” Friday night’s performances consisted of many different composers. Anthony Stoops, the bass and strings chairman for OU School of Music, opened up the concert by playing an improvisation on the double bass, plucking at the strings and hitting the sides of the double bass with the bow without a sense of rhythm. Stoops, also a composer, said he frequently plays improvised music in a variety of styles, such as jazz, bluegrass, and avant-garde. Eyvind Kang, performer, composer and improviser from Seattle, was able to showcase a composition he wrote called “BFFLHDZ” on Friday night. Also on stage this weekend were flute professor Valerie Watts; professor Armand Ambrosini on the clarinet; Gregory Lee, a violinist; and cello professor Jonathan Ruck, on the cello. Each performer played different notations, but it fit

Below: A family sleeps during a performance of Mortan Feldman’s “For Philip Guston” on Thursday in the Catlett Music Center. Audience members were encouraged to sleep during the four hour composition.

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“This music is made by and for people who care a great deal about creative, original music as a way of life.” michael lee, 20th century music professor

well together. Two compositions by Christian Asplund, a composer from Utah, were also in Friday’s lineup. The first piece called “Istanbul” was a six-piece narrative movement that told a story through the notes and rhythms. Marc J e n s e n , o n t h e p i a n o, Ambrosini and Stoops played the composition. The second piece was called “LALAGE,” an usual mixture of electronic noises. Lara Candland, a poet and singer, shared her recent collection of poetry in the book “Alburnum of The Green and Living Tree. “ Stoops said the festival might have come as a surprise to students in the

audience, but was a good platform to showcase different music. “It is something new for most students and it’s going to be definitely an interesting experience,” Stoops said. “I think that is what draws people to avant-garde music, because it is something that is completely different.” OU professors involved in Love Feast said they hope the festival has made an impact on campus and will return in upcoming years. “This music is made by and for people who care a great deal about creative, original music as a way of life,” Lee said. “I hope there’s a trend contained in the work of the composers on this festival.”

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011 In the next year, it will be far easier and quicker to finalize important matters yourself rather than depend on others to do things for you. When something is vital, you’ll have no trouble dedicating yourself to the endeavor. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Be on your toes, because something unexpected might occur that would permit you to tie two loose ends together, allowing you to pull off an otherwise impossible feat. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- A situation similar to one you recently handled successfully could repeat itself. With experience under your belt, you won’t have any hesitation about taking it on.



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7 ›› The Daily’s James Corley watched the Sooners defeat Florida State while attending Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas — surrounded by Longhorn fans — and lived to tell about it. Oklahoma


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Junior quarterback Landry Jones (12) fires a pass during the third quarter of the OU-Florida State game Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. Jones was 5-of-6 for 73 yards and one touchdown on the Sooners’ second drive in the fourth quarter, which gave Oklahoma the lead. The Sooners defeated the Seminoles, 23-13.

Chris Lusk is a journalism senior and the editor in chief of The Daily. You can follow him on Twitter at @ChrisLusk.

DEFENSE: Sooners record 3 interceptions, 6 sacks Continued from page 1 the defense proved the Sooners do not have to run 100 plays or score 50 points to compete with the best teams in the country. “The defense played great,� OU coach Bob Stoops said. “They created turnovers, got pressure, got us out of some tight spots. Just did an excellent job.� The Sooners started the game on offense and seemed to pick up right where they left off against the ‘Noles last season. OU marched 80 yards down the field to take the early 7-0 lead. Florida State countered with a field goal in the first to keep the game close. However, after that, the game turned into a defensive battle with neither team finding the end zone again until the fourth quarter. FSU’s offense started to show signs of life in the second stanza of the game. But two big interceptions kept momentum on Oklahoma’s side. “Our guys responded in tough situations,� defensive coordinator Brent Venables said. “We had a bunch of guys make a bunch of special plays.� On a night when the OU

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got tough against Missouri, Jones failed to complete a pass in the fourth quarter. Last year, when Texas A&M bullied OU, Jones was unable to direct a scoring drive in the fourth quarter. But that was last year. This year, Jones saved his best stuff for the fourth quarter. OU coach Bob Stoops said Saturday was the Soonersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best display of fourth-quarter character since 2000, the last year Oklahoma won the national title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud of them,â&#x20AC;? Stoops said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our kids really answered the bell when they had to.â&#x20AC;? It was a team win, no doubt, but it was Jones who led the charge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as any leader should. With nine minutes left in a big game, Jones found himself with the opportunity to prove his toughness in the fourth quarter. After converting a crucial first down, Jones then found Stills streaking down the sideline and made a big play. When it mattered most, Jones remained calm, poised and productive. Big player? You betcha.

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ith nine minutes left in the game, Oklahoma found itself with a blown double-digit lead and an offense struggling to move the ball. Florida State found itself with all the momentum and a backup quarterback about to engineer the upset. But junior quarterback Landry Jones found something different. Florida State had just scored a 56-yard touchdown to tie the game. The Seminoles smelled blood, and Doak Campbell Stadium was rocking. With the Sooners standing 83 yards from the end zone, Jones walked over to his teammates and delivered a simple message. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big players make big plays in big games,â&#x20AC;? he said. And nobody took those words to heart more than the messenger. In the subsequent drive, Jones completed five of six passes for 73 yards, including a 37yard touchdown throw to sophomore receiver Kenny Stills that put OU on top for good. After stumbling in similar situations a year ago, Oklahoma validated the national-title talk behind a championship-caliber performance on the road. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the prettiest of games, but when it mattered most, the Sooners made the plays they needed to win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We won ugly, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what No. 1 teams do.â&#x20AC;? On a night when the offense wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clicking, OU showed enough resolve to grind out a tough victory in a hostile environment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what No. 1 teams do. After the Seminoles punched the Sooners in the mouth late in the game, Oklahoma bounced back with a knockout blow â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what No. 1 teams do. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the Sooners have lacked in recent years. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what plagued Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; otherwise standout career. (For goodness sake, the guy passed Sam Bradford on Saturday night to become OUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career passing leader.) Last year, when things

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Sooners thwart Cougars Players step up game to bring fourth win home

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Sophomore Amy Petrikin continued her scoring streak to help lead the Sooners to a 2-0 win over No. 20 BYU on Saturday. OU ended BYU’s four game unbeaten streak with the win. The Sooners moved to a 5-4 record with just two non-conference games left before Big 12 action begins. OU’s win over the Cougars marked the team’s first victory over a ranked opponent. “Anytime you get a win against a ranked opponent, you consider it a big win,” OU head coach Nicole Nelson said. “BYU is a really quality opponent, and I think it’s a great win for our team.” After beginning the year at the defender position, Petrikin switched to playing forward, scoring four goals in the past four games. The transformed forward scored the game-winning goal on Saturday and will continue to help the Sooners produce goals on offense. “It’s really just a blessing to play forward and just to play at all on this level,” Petrikin said. Saturday’s win was the


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OU senior forward Kelsey Kraft (16) dribbles the ball downfield against the BYU Cougars on Saturday in Norman. The Sooners beat the Cougars, 2-0, and brought their record to 5-4.

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fourth victory in the Sooners’ past five games. Petrikin’s goal in the 17th minute gave the Sooners the 1-0 lead which increased with Michelle Alexander’s goal

four minutes later in the first half. OU led in the first 45 minutes with a 6-1 shot advantage over the Cougars. Dria Hampton collected her third assist on Alexander’s goal. Hampton leads the team in assists (3) and her 12th career assist moved her into the sixth position on OU’s list of all-time assist leaders. OU goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire recorded her second shutout of the year

after holding AlabamaBirmingham scoreless during the season opener. The Sooner defense allowed just seven shots during the contest, and OU had to limit BYU without starting defenders Carrie Whigham and Kathryn Watson. “They just keep stepping up,” Nelson said. “We have every week had to move people into new positions because of injury. I am really proud of this group.”

The No. 22 OU volleyball team came into the Oklahoma Invitational reeling after dropping its last two matches. What awaited them was less than stellar competition and the opportunity to get back on the winning track. The Sooners took advantage of it, defeating all four teams they faced and winning the tournament. Oklahoma swept Texas Southern, Arkansas-Little Rock and Arkansas-Pine Bluff before needing five sets to defeat Boise State. It is very important to play top competition to see how you stack up against the best teams in the country. However, it is the matches where a win is not in doubt where refinement takes place. That Impact player is when players are able to Sallie McLaurin focus completely on technique. Oklahoma’s first Year: Sophomore four matches all lasted less Position: than one hour and 25 minMid blocker utes. Winning those games Hometown: was never in doubt for the Midwest City Sooners, so they were able Weekend stats: to focus on other things. McLaurin The primary objective was named of the weekend was to get tournament MVP after playing time for everyone averaging four kills and on the team to prepare 1.62 blocks per set. for conference play and to prepare the younger players for next season. Mission accomplished. Everyone on the team played during the weekend with the younger bench players getting significant playing time. The two goals for Oklahoma this season were to win the Big 12 championship and go farther in the NCAA tournament than last year. This is the season this group of seniors has been looking forward to since they were freshmen. They knew how good they could be with maturity and a good supporting cast. That time has come, and this Oklahoma team is ready.


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