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in school. Sooners Helping Sooners will have jars in various locations on campus all month for Sooners to collect money for their “Need Change November” campaign, said the group’s coTYLER BRIDEGAN chair and founder Beth Huggins. Campus Reporter The money will be put into an emergency allocation fund Sooners Helping Sooners members will be asking for dona- to benefit students dealing with emergency financial situations on campus this month to increase emergency funds for tions because of house fires, car accidents, loss of financial students who find themselves in financial crises while they’re support, ill parents, lost jobs and other situations, Huggins
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How is flat-rate tuition affecting how many hours you chose to take this semester and for next semester? “It’s not affecting it at all since I’m an art student, and art absorbs all of my time so I only need it to be 15 hours.” BELLA CLARK, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FRESHMAN
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OU’s new flat-rate tuition policy directly impacts more than half the undergraduate student body by influencing students to take more hours or be forced to pay higher tuition per credit hour. This summer, the OU Board of Regents passed the flatrate tuition program, which charges students one rate for tuition, regardless of hours enrolled. Students taking 12 hours pay the same tuition as students taking 18 hours. More than 9,000 students have opted to enroll in fewer than 15 hours and pay higher tuition rates this semester. The rest of the undergraduate student body is taking 15 or more hours. 10,661 students were enrolled in 12 to 14 credit hours during the previous fall semester, before the new policy was implemented, said Matt Hamilton vice president and
registrar. This semester, after the policy was implemented, 9,197 students enrolled in between 12 and 14 hours — a 14 percent decrease. These numbers suggest nearly half the students on campus are affected by the new flat-rate policy. Either because a student is taking more credit hours, or the same student is paying more for the hours he or she is taking. Students who wish to take fewer than 15 hours can apply for an exemption from the policy. This semester, 505 out of 612 students that applied received exemptions. Students applied for exemptions for reasons, including medical restrictions, graduation requirements and internship involvement. The most common reason students got exemptions is because they didn’t need 15 or more hours to graduate on time. Students who take fewer than 15 credit hours also are able to make up those hours in intersession and summer courses, according to the policy. While it is too early to tell how many students will take advantage of such courses, it does provide another avenue for students to avoid a tuition
“It didn’t, my laziness and time management skills affected it. My parents pay my tuition, so I don’t know.” WYATT GERTH, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FRESHMAN
“It makes me want to take more hours than 15. I have scholarships, so not necessarily, but I know my sister is a senior, and she’s annoyed because she’s taking less hours.” AMANDA AHADIZADEH, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FRESHMAN
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More than 100 OU exchange students will feel the rumble and hear the roar of Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday night at their first ever NBA matchup: the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Dallas Mavericks. Plans to attend the game began in September, when 105 tickets were requested and reserved, said Tina Henderson, exchange student adviser in the Education Abroad office at the College of International Studies. The exchange students will take two charter buses from the far northeast
corner of the Lloyd Noble Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Henderson said. “We wanted to give the exchange students an opportunity to cheer on another great sports team, and the OKC Thunder are popular worldwide, as many of the players are international,” Henderson said. Among crowd favorites like Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha and Nick Collison, Matzä Tropf, English senior and Germany native, is most excited to see Thunder forward, Kevin Durant, he said. “It’s hard to watch NBA games back home since they only broadcast them on [pay-per-view television], and I don’t have that,” Tropf said. HEATHER BROWN/THE DAILY Although some of the exchange students Kim Chen (left), business administration senior from Tawain, and Vanessa Gerber, english
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and geography junior from Germany show off their Thunder gear outside of Traditions East.
Sports: Cam Clark should use last year’s experiences to help lead this year’s team. (Page 6)
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TODAY AROUND CAMPUS A free premiere of the film, “Lone Survivor” will be screened from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. A performance of the play, “Middletown” by Will Eno will be held at 8 p.m. in the Old Science Hall’s Lab Theatre. For more information, contact Fine Arts Box Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 325-4101. A double bass concert from Anthony Stoops will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall. Tickets are $9 Adult and $5 for students. A general meeting for Union Programming Board will be held at 9 p.m. in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Associates Room. All students are welcome to attend.
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CORRECTIONS A p. 1 story in Monday’s paper Interfraternity Council and Undergraduate Student Congress elections, The Daily reported that students were able to vote on either election by going to elections.ou.edu. The story did not specify that only male members of the Interfraternity Council can vote in the IFC presidential elections. Also, students can only vote on the student congress representatives in their specific disciplinary district, which are all listed in the congress bylaws available in the SGA office in the Oklahoma Memorial Union or online in the Code Annotated (http://www.ou.edu/content/dam/ sga/common/USG/forms/SGACA%2020132014.pdf). On a p. 1 story about an ex OU professor being acquitted of sex abuse charges, the photo provided was by Andrew Knittle from The Oklahoman.
journeying to the capitol aren’t the biggest basketball buffs, many are thrilled simply for the experience, like Dasom Song, engineering junior. “I only enjoy big sports games like WBC [World Boxing Council] or [the] World Cup,” Dasom said. “But I want to have [a] special experience, which I can get just in [the] U.S.” However, some students, like Ray Yeung, computer science junior from China, are diehard NBA fans and are pumped about the game, he said. Yeung said he is a fan of Chris Paul, a player for the Los Angeles Clippers, but he certainly loves the Thunder too. He will attend the game between the Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 13, he said. “ D u r a n t a n d Westbrook are young and promising,” Yeung said. “[Derek] Fisher is experienced, and I feel honored to watch his last seasons.” Yeung thought the tickets for the game were expensive, he said. “But considering they may be the best basketball players in the universe, it became more acceptable,” Yeung said. There are also 64 exchange students going to the Thunder game against the Denver N u g g e t s o n N o v. 1 8 , Henderson said.
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Members of the organization hope to raise $20,000 for the fund this year, Huggins said. “Life happens,” Williams said. “It is so important for students to know they can receive help and that there is support from their Sooner family.” For more information or to apply for the fund, visit www. ou.edu/give/shs.html.
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TUITION: Pros and cons of new rate Continued from page 1 increase as a result of taking fewer than 15 hours during regular fall/spring semesters. Political science junior Scott Wilson, works a minimum of 20 hours a week, and, typically, full time as a supervisor for a political polling telephone center. He, like some other working students, had to make a choice between enrolling in 15 or more credit hours or taking 12 and not getting what he paid for. “Working full time while taking 15 hours is entirely out of the question,” Wilson said. “It is impossible to pursue both of these as full-time commitments, simultaneously.” He said he did not want his classes to suffer because of his job or the other way around. Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program academic scholarships, pays for Wilson’s school and his family helps him with his bills. The benefit of flat-rate tuition comes when students can take more than “the required” 15 hours and save money by speeding up their college careers, he said. However, working students find themselves in an unsustainable situation. Wilson plans to take no more than 12 hours each semester until he graduates but
might take an intersession course and recoup his money that way. “This policy was made with good intentions and might help a few students,” Wilson said. “It was not well-thought as to its broad implications and did not take into consideration the needs of a large portion of the student population, which could use help in a timely graduation.” Some other students benefit from the policy. Those taking more credit hours will still be charged the same flat rate. This semester, 944 students are taking one class more than 15 hours or 18 hours — an 11.8 percent increase over fall 2012, Hamilton said. The program offers a chance for students to graduate early or participate in more classes. When OU President David Boren announced flat-rate tuition, he also announced there would be no in-state tuition increase for the 2013-2014 academic school year.
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We vote ‘yes’ for a lower voting age previously had and will hopefully encourage more Our View: Decreasing the voting age could potentially increase the number of voters and offers teenagers to grow politically informed so they can 16- and 17-year-olds a new opportunity. actively vote. It’s important for members of the younger genIt’s easy to complain about what’s wrong with eration to have the ability to vote — their thoughts our country, and many of us probably wish certain should matter to us all. On that note, America’s parts of our government operated differently. But middle schools and high schools should be complaining to our friends on the bus isn’t going to equipped to sufficiently teach students political change a thing — that’s why there’s a thing history, as well as present and future politcalled voting. ical endeavors our government may adapt The Our View Tuesday was Election Day, a day U.S. citis the majority or advance. opinion of izens across the nation vote to elect or reNot enough of us vote as it is. It’s pathetic The Daily’s elect public officials into different branches that many of us have the power to make a nine-member of government. difference and only a handful of Americans editorial board While Election Day occurs only in take the time to become informed of our even-numbered years, this year’s Election nation’s current political agenda and regDay was one for the history books, as 16- and ister to vote. By lowering the voting age, it’s giv17-year-olds were granted the opportunity to vote ing more people a voice; it’s giving those 16- and in Takoma Park, Maryland. Each state’s voting age 17-year-olds who are politically sound a venue to is determined by individual state governments, and express their opinions and beliefs on whom should Maryland’s state decided decreasing the voting age be elected into office. would boost the voter turnout. This procedure is currently only allowed in The majority of our editorial board concurs Takoma Park, but if the newly introduced system this is a positive approach to increasing the numis successful, perhaps it should be implemented in ber of voters. It’s also a great way to hear from the other cities across the U.S. younger generation. By allowing 16- and 17-yearThe history-making voting age enables a greater olds to vote, it gives them a privilege they hadn’t engagement among local elections.
Whether Takoma Park’s approach to enticing a larger voter turnout is successful or not, we applaud the town for trying to find a way to incorporate and encourage more people to vote. Not enough people believe their vote matters, but it does. If you are one of those who pass up the opportunity to vote, ponder this: In 2012’s presidential election between candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, around 93 million eligible citizens failed to vote, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center. If you are eligible to vote but opted not to vote because you believed your single vote wouldn’t make a difference, you join those 93 million whose voices could have significantly made a difference. This decreased voting age isn’t allowed in Oklahoma, so we have no sturdy ground beneath us to confirm whether this system will work out for Takoma. Regardless, at least temporarily allowing those in Takoma Park who do care to cast their vote will have the ability to do so. Whether it is a local election or a national election, just remember your vote can make the difference.
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uring his week as guest editor of New Statesman magazine, actor and comedian Russell Brand urged readers to undergo a “Spiritual Revolution.” Brand says in his article, “I believe we need a unifying and inclusive spiritual ideology: atheism and materialism atomize us and anchor us to one frequency of consciousness and inhibit necessary co-operation” in order to find alternative political systems that will help avoid eventual environmental disaster and end economic class disparity and exploitation. The recommendation, coming from a 4,500 word article on politics, has since spawned interviews, criticism and praise. I am inclined to forgive the most poignant criticism of Brand issued by Deborah Orr from The Guardian. She asserts the very legitimate critique that “he is criticizing the politics of individualism from a platform entirely reliant on the personality cult he himself has zealously constructed.” But since I find it rather refreshing to hear someone even mention something like this, I’ll let Brand slide. Besides, I feel from his article that he is completely aware of his position of hypocrisy. Logically that doesn’t make him incorrect. It just makes him a snitch of sorts. However, his position within the celebrity world of excess does render him complicit with the current system, something he urges people not to be. He recommends people not vote for
anything short of legitimate totally support an alternapolitical change that sets tive political system. You the needs of the planet and know, like when it happens. people first Ah, but and absolutely. that’s the probCall me a hiplem. While ster, but yeah, Brand’s refusal other than the to vote might whole “don’t be grounded in vote thing,” well-founded that’s what I’ve I believe we need and articulatbeen saying. a unifying and ed political His prioriwhich inclusive spiritual rhetoric, ties are pretty I admire for ideology: atheism its passion, he eco-humanitarian, which realand materialism doesn’t I guess is what ize that a lot of atomize us and the non-votI am. I recycle and I’m poor. anchor us to one ing populace I mean, I’m really are just frequency of really living it apathetic. So here. consciousness for this reason, I kid, everyI think voting and inhibit one. Of course is good. necessary coI’m complicit Without inin the system volved local operation.” since my surand global Russel Brand vival is depencommunities, dent on my Brand’s posinteraction with it. I would sible solution — which he
outlines in an interview with BBC’s Jeremy Paxman — of a “socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth, heavy taxation of corporations, and massive responsibility for energy companies and any company that is exploiting the environment” won’t be sustainable either, because that will require effort; Herculean effort, World War II effort, but with less imperialism and weapons production. Otherwise revolution won’t happen until people — who aren’t already — get hungry. Then it won’t be so pretty, I’m afraid. So start now. Brand’s prescription isn’t as radical as you might think. When he says “Spiritual Revolution,” he means “the acknowledgment that our connection to one another and the planet must be prioritized.”
Really all he is trying to create is an environmentally sustainable inclusive society. It’s pretty much the only way to live on a rock in space with finite resources. So you don’t have to give up your faith to take part in a spiritual revolution that might help save mankind from inevitable destruction through the eventual and preventable consumption of our planet’s resources. You don’t even have to quit being an atheist. You just have to place our planet and our communities first. And then vote! But like Brand said, without real change to vote for, it’s a bit hard to care for some people. At the very least, we should all vote in the best possible way. Until that glorious system of sustainability realizes itself, let’s at least slow the progress of environmental ruin. Vote
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for the candidate who acknowledges climate change is real and that humanity has an impact. Let’s stop abortions, not by outlawing them, but through education and availability of contraceptives. Let’s legally recognize homosexual marriages. These small social victories might fool us into thinking we are making progress, as Brand warns, but hey, they’re something. They’re momentum and we’ll need that if we want to break out of the current political paradigm. I would be an even bigger slacktivist if I didn’t tell you how you can start doing something. First, if the whole vocabulary of social change and economic exploitation escapes you, just start reading. It will take days; Google Marxism. It’s actually not just for communists. Shocking right? If you wish, skip ahead to contemporary stuff like Hardt and Negri’s book “Empire.” This will introduce you to concepts of individualism — a bad thing, they claim — and other ideas which will get you conversant in just how terrible rampant-capitalism is for the planet and people. Then Google the Occupy Movement and the income gap. This will reveal just how few people are actually benefiting from an economic system which ravages the planet by placing profits above all else. Brand was not abundantly clear in his assertion that “the very concept of profit should be hugely reduced.” In context, he means that the appeal of profit should be hugely reduced. Finally, Google Citizens United and McCutcheon vs. FEC. Figure out for yourself what you think it all means. Because I know how I feel about it. Jared Glass is an English senior.
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Common Misconceptions Everyone thinks they know why No Shave November started, but the most common misconception of No Shave November is its purpose. Most people, including myself, think that it is to raise awareness for male prostate cancer, but some have given the event a different purpose. Some people think No Shave November is all about being lazy. Thatâ€™s right â€” not shaving your beard or legs is the ultimate form of laziness for college students and participants alike. Think about it, though. November is, by far, the most stressful part of the school year for most students, and it is also a rough time for people with jobs as well. Laziness is the goal of this yearly ritual, but there is good that can come out of it. Another tradition is the awareness that No Shave November can bring to the table. No Shave November is what it is because its central idea is about bringing everyone together under a common cause. Why you should participate Whether you are collecting money throughout the month or simply raising awareness for some of the great charities that No Shave November brings into the limelight, participation is voluntary. Some of the great charity organizations people donate to during November are the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Families of the Wounded Fund. Why you shouldnâ€™t participate Guys, itâ€™s not a status symbol. Donâ€™t think that by not shaving you are some great philanthropist. In all seriousness, you are actually mocking the purpose of No Shave November. Whether or not you decide to participate in this yearâ€™s No Shave November, remember why it is done in the first place. It can be done for a great cause, or it can be done for the wrong reasons.
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49 â€œThe Facts of Lifeâ€? actress Mindy 51 Brooklyn Bridgeâ€™s river 54 What someone needs to be in charge of, in a lab 61 Up to the point when 62 Soak (up), as gravy 63 Flip-chart stand 64 Send a note of apology 65 Exalted poem 66 Seasoned rice dish 67 Drugged, as a racehorse 68 Bert Bobbseyâ€™s twin 69 Attack en masse, as a castle DOWN 1 Young bull 2 Scent 3 Pouty expression 4 Short and sweet 5 Fishhook attachment 6 â€œMaverickâ€? star 7 Film legend Guinness 8 Pistol 9 She worked with a Charley Horse 10 Assume as fact 11 Made it to the ground
12 Surrender possession 13 One doing the looking 21 Third qtr. month 22 Grew weaker 25 Rags-toriches author Horatio 26 Necessitating nitpicking? 27 Visibly stunned 29 â€œThe Tempestâ€? or â€œOtelloâ€? 30 Flummoxed 31 Boxing unit 32 Worries nervously 34 Meaningful period of time 35 Actor Mineo 37 Use a shovel 38 Pompeiiâ€™s covering 40 Graveyardshift time
41 Wordsworthâ€™s successor as poet laureate 46 Get back into business 47 Company PCs are likely on one 49 â€œCrazyâ€? singer Patsy 50 Lubricated 52 The last ones can be doozies 53 Attribute 54 Campus gathering place 55 Golden rule preposition 56 Beneathâ€™s opposite 57 Classical conclusion 58 Nobel Prize city 59 Cordeliaâ€™s pop 60 Skid row area
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A new play by two married OU grads is addressing the troubles of dealing with family and the awkwardness that comes with annual holiday gatherings.
LUKE REYNOLDS Life & Arts reporter
Awkwardness. Family. Bosses. What umbrella phrase incorporates all of these terms? The holidays. Yet, for OU alumni Ted Satterfield and Melanie Wilderman, the term “alcoholidays” might be preferred. The tw o wr iters, who are also married, have recently written a screenplay-turned-production focusing on the more uncomfortable parts of the holidays. The couple met at a graduate party in Gaylord College and began dating, citing their mutual love of Comedy Central and writing as reasons why they fell in love and have been married for five years now. Wilderman was recently hired in the fall as an associate professor of journalism and the executive director of Oklahoma Scholastic Media. The screenplay, “Alcoholidays” was not originally intended to be turned into a production. In fact, it started out simply as notes. “It kind of started out as just taking notes about the differences in our families,” Satterfield said. “Christmas time is when everyone gets together, and all the drama comes out.”
GO AND DO Alcoholidays When: 8 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 Where: The Boom! Dinner Theater in OKC Price: $15, can be purchased by calling 405-3673774 or online at whatisnextstage.com Info: Show is 21 and over
When the two began taking notes after Christmas dinners, office parties and cookouts with friends, they thought that it might eventually become a full-length movie. Instead, the production company “Next Stage” presented “Alcoholidays” at the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City. The company then came to Satterfield and Wilderman saying they wanted to take the screenplay to the stage. In addition to “Alcoholidays,” the writers have both won individual awards for other screenplays they’ve written from the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City. Next Stage will be
Prestigious double bass player to visit OU for concert Wednesday
“Alcoholidays” opens this weekend.
performing Alcoholidays at The Boom! Dinner Theater in OKC at 8 p.m. on November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23. Tickets for the show are $15 and can be purchased by calling 405-367-3774 or online at whatisthenextstage. com. You must be 21 to attend the show. What’s next for the creative duo?
This record box is an example of the works in “Behind Bars.”
supplies for the men to let them continue to create.
The Society is located at 1609 Blackwelder Ave. in Oklahoma City. All proceeds from the exhibit will go toward buying new art
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A notable American playwright’s popular work, “Middletown,” is coming to OU as the Lab Theater presents its take on the dialogue. The play is directed by Dr. Judy Pender and will be showing at 8 p.m. this Wednesday through Friday on the second floor of Old Science Hall. An additional show will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Although the show first opened in 2010 in New York, it is one of the most recently created productions in OU’s repertoire this theater season. Will Eno wrote the play, which was awarded the Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play in 2010 and is said to present some of the bigger questions of living, according to the Horton Foote Prize website. The production follows a suburban wife, Mrs. Swanson, and her hired handyman, John Dodge, as they struggle through the troubles of middle-class life.
Exhibit features art made by men from Oklahoma prison system, closing reception scheduled for this weekend Incarcerated men are getting a chance to have their art featured in a real gallery. “Behind Bars” is a recent exhibition at The Society, a small art gallery in Oklahoma City. Originally opened on Oct. 11, there will be a closing reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. The exhibit is composed of art from men in the Oklahoma prison system, creating handmade works such as record boxes, greeting cards, original paintings, hand-printed trading cards and more, according to The Society’s website. All of the art can be purchased at the upcoming reception. The exhibit was inspired by the idea of finding a way for prisoners express their humanity during troubling times in life, according to the website.
Students to perform prizewinning American play in Old Science Hall
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“We don’t have any plays in the works right now, but we would love to work with Next Stage again,” Wilderman said. “If Next Stage wants us to write something for them, we will.” Luke Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the School of Music as it presents the Anthony Stoops double bass concert. Serving as an associate professor of double bass in OU’s School of Music, Stoops is in high demand because of his status as a master class teacher and clinician, according to his website. Having presented concerts around Europe and the United States, Stoops has had the pleasure of playing at the Paris Conservatory, the University of Wroclaw, Poland and the Cleveland Institute of Music, according to his website. The concert will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday in Catlett Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall, according to the OU calendar. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the Fine Arts Box Office. For more information, please contact Fine Arts Box Office at 405-325-4101. Brent Stenstrom, Life & Arts Reporter
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The women’s basketball beat UCO 96 - 37 last night. Find out how and what the rest of the OU season will look like.
The Baylor Address F N ive score and eighteen years ago, our Sooner fathers brought forth on this campus a new football team, conceived in winning, and dedicated to the proposition that all teams can and will be beaten.
ow we are engaged in the last BCS football battles, testing whether this team, or any team so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure the Roll of the Tide. They will meet on a small stadium, in the midst of this current football season, to eradicate a portion of the dreams of Baylor fans as a ﬁnal defeat for those who think they will remain unbeaten. It is, altogether, ﬁtting and proper that the team, and the Stoops, should do this.
ut, in a larger sense, they cannot eradicate those dreams without a ﬁrm defense and a high scoring offense. The brave men, who will struggle there, will have concentrated on the game plan far above our poor power as fans to add or detract from the game. The world will little note, nor long remember, what they say there, but it can never forget what they will do there.
t is for us the fans, rather, to dedicate our yelling and screaming to the unﬁnished work which they will do there and who, thus far, have so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated in support of this great Sooner team — that from Floyd Casey Stadium this team will increase to that cause for which they will give their full measure of preparation and devotion — that we here highly resolve that this Sooner nation, under God, shall have a new birth of BCS standings — and that football of the Boomer, by the Sooner, for the fans shall not perish from the top ten. —Russ Tresner is a guest columnist
Clark to play bigger role for Oklahoma
or senior forward SPORTS COLUMNIST Cameron Clark last season could have been better. After starting a total of 60 of the first 63 games the first two season of his career at OU, Clark saw a dramatic decline in playing time during his junior season. Sam Hoffman During that time, he did firstname.lastname@example.org not start a single game, and his scoring and rebounding numbers decreased. The decline in playing time was not a result of his subpar play, as much as it was the surprise of head coach Lon Kruger’s new batch of ready-to-play recruits. Kruger recruited three game-ready freshmen that filled the holes in the guard positions, but the presence of junior transfer Amath M’Baye mainly caused Clark to ride the bench. However, this season will be different. With the departure of post players Romero Osby, Andrew Fitzgerald and M’Baye (leaving early to enter the NBA Draft,) Clark will be one of the five starters, but he will serve as more than that. He can serve as an experienced leader — whether he lets his play do the talking or if he shows it off the court. Clark’s experience should serve as a reminder to guys on the team that anyone can be replaced. Now that Clark will be a familiar face in the starting lineup, Sooner fans should to know what to expect from the 6-foot-7-inch Texan. During Clark’s career at OU, he has never led the team in any category, but he has done everything well. Any given night, Clark could erupt for 20 points, or he could help the team out with something to the tune of 10 rebounds. Due to OU’s lack in post experience, it appears as if the majority of Clark’s playing time will be as a power forward, but don’t be surprised if he showcases his perimeter game. Last season, he only attempted one three pointer and made it, but in this season’s exhibition games, he has shown confidence from deep court. On Saturday, against Division II Washburn, Clark had 23 points, was 3-for-5 from the perimeter and pulled down seven rebounds. On Monday night, against Oklahoma Christian, Clark had only six points and five rebounds. This is a small, but somewhat accurate, sample of what to expect from Clark in his last season as a Sooner. Clark will be more than just a role player this year, he will play an integral part in the success or failure of this year’s squad whether he likes it or not.
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