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300 members, organization president Jordan Naylor said. So far the society has received 251 applications. Alpha Lambda Delta’s current number of applicants only qualify it to receive two nominations, Naylor said. In past years the organization has had no problem meeting the number of members required for nationals, Naylor said. Membership into Alpha Lambda Delta is available to
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students who achieve at least a 3.5 GPA their first year on campus. The organization was able to access student GPAs through the previous university information
system, but the switch to oZONE has made it difficult to retrieve such information, Naylor said. In 2008, Alpha Lambda Delta initiated 515 members, but when oZONE was implemented in 2009, the number fell to 285, Naylor said. This change was frustrating to deal with, junior adviser and education junior Rebekah Panak SEE HONORS PAGE 2
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Former OU football player Gerald McCoy takes off the mascot head to reveal himself to the crowd at the women’s basketball game Sunday night at Lloyd Noble Center. McCoy was in attendance of the Sooners’ 82-81 loss to the No. 3 Baylor Bears.
OU students can earn three hours of upper division human relations credit by participating in a community service road trip. Stu d e nt s To d ay L e a d e r s Forever is an OU organization that coordinates with the Pay It Forward Tour over spring break and allows students to participate in local community services as well as sightseeing in cities across the nation. This is the second year the organization has participated in the tour and their final destination this year is Charleston, S.C. Students will visit six cities, participate in six service projects and perform six activities from March 11 through 18. “We try to do a variety of service projects because not everyone enjoys the same type of work when we move from one city to another,” said Emily Ward, international relations and Arabic sophomore. On the road to Charleston, volunteers have decided to stop in each state and perform community services and activities, Merrilea Place, health and exercise science sophomore, said. The group will spend three hours in the morning doing community service and in the afternoon they will tour the city before moving on, Ward said. Each student will complete 18 hours of community service during the week, Ward said. “This is a good incentive to go on this trip and would enrich their resume with service-based
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Two professors have accepted offers from the Honors College to begin teaching courses in African studies next fall. The Honors College search committee unanimously chose Andreanna Prichard and Daniel Mains out of 122 candidates to teach part of the new line that search chairman Richard Hamerla defined as the “politics of development.” The original plan was to fill one position this semester and the other next semester, Hamerla said, but Prichard and Mains both proved to be what the college was looking for, so the Honors College extended an offer to each. P r i c ha rd , v i s i t i n g a s s i s t a nt p ro f e s s o r f ro m Northwestern University, said working in the Honors College is an opportunity that permits the sort of teaching and student interaction she was looking for. “I came to [OU’s] campus for an interview and loved what I saw. The students, faculty and staff were fantastic, and the support for teaching and research was
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It’s 10:20 a.m. and Jake Stallings has finally made it out of the cafeteria, away from the masses at Cate Main. He’s on his break, using the time to reflect and text his wife. Stallings rubs his forehead and talks about the things that have happened in his life. He’s just 23 years old, but his hands are calloused, his face shows wrinkles and his speech is measured. Stallings is the kind of guy you want to work around, said coworker Jeremiah Lyle. “He’s a hard worker, thoughtful,” Lyle said. “He’s just a good guy, making good.” Stallings has worked as a cook for Housing and Food Services for six years. “Man, has it been that long?” Stallings said. “Well I guess I’m here because it works with my schedule for school,” Stallings
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said. Stallings does not attend OU. Instead, he studies at Rose State College as a computer technology major. “I got started late, but that’s because I have been taking care of lot things that a lot of people don’t until after school,” Stallings said. “I’ve bought a house, I’ve bought all my own cars and I have a wife and kid.” Stallings looks down, studying his phone. “I wish I had done it the other way.” He will finish his 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift at Cate Main and by 4 p.m. will be at Rose State tutoring and attending classes until 9 p.m. “You got to pay your price while you’re young,” he said. “You got to do what you got to do.”
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Today around campus » Students withdrawing between Feb. 28 and May 6 will receive a grade of W or F for withdrawal from OU or dropping a course. » Sophia Morren will lecture about effective study skills from 4 to 5 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. » Professor Kenneth Stein from Emory University will lecture about the Arab-Israeli conflict from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Tuesday, March 1 » Students graduating this spring must file a graduation application by 5 p.m. » Molly Strothmann from University Libraries will teach 10 library tricks to make using the library more effective at 4 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. » School of Music piano students and faculty will perform a fund raiser at 8 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall. RSVP to Linda Tiller at 405-325-7376. » Sign ups begin for committee interviews for juniors applying to medical school in Richards Hall, Room 209.
Wednesday, March 2 » Women’s basketball will play Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. in Lloyd Noble Center. » R.J. Testermen of Financial Aid Services will present “Getting Financial Help, FASFA” from 1 to 2 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. » Shelby Knox will hold a lecture and discussion about kids who started a Gay-Straight Alliance in Lubbock, Texas, in the Union’s Regents Room. » Free Health and Fitness Seminar “Delicious and healthy recipes, bring yours and share too” at noon in the Huston Huffman Fitness Center conference room.
Thursday, March 3 » Aili Tripp, political science and women’s and gender studies professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a lecture on “Women, Power and Peacemaking in Africa” at 4:30 p.m. in Dale Hall, Room 112. » OU Health Services will present the lecture, “Managing Stress,” from 4 to 5 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. » OU Opera: Two Stravinsky Operas — Marva and the Nightingale will perform at 8 p.m. in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center.
» This day in OU history
Feb. 28, 1983 OU couch on the mend Men’s basketball coach Billy Tubbs was moved from intensive care into a private room at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Tubbs spent a week in intensive care after fracturing his skull when he was hit by a car while jogging. Music school cuts phones The OU School of Music disconnected all its telephone lines to address budget cuts following a vote among faculty members. Cutting the lines saved $26.50 a month per line. If faculty needed the phone line, they could pay for the service out of pocket. Students take protests to president’s office Draft protests continued to take place on the South Oval. The following day, students moved the protests into President William Banowsky’s office.
leadership experience,” marketing junior Stephanie Ferguson. The organization’s bus can fit up to 40 people and a few slots will be open for students until the day of trip, Ferguson said. The organization is sponsored by UOSA, which supports Student Today Leaders Forever recruiting new students, Ward said. Students can register by going to the organization’s
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website and paying a $125 deposit to reserve a spot or pay the $450 total cost of the trip, Ward said.
The $450 pays for all transportation and lodging, two meals a day, activities and two T-shirts, Ward said. Financial aid is also available for those who apply, Ward said. “This trip is something that I am happy of participating and this is why I am doing it again this year,” Ferguson said. “I think everyone should dedicate one of their four spring breaks that they have in college to go on this trip because it is definitely a great experience you will never regret.”
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AFRICA: Honors College adds African Studies Continued from page 1 i m p re s s i v e,” P r i t c ha rd said. She is excited to work toward building the new program. Prichard said she plans to teach a survey of African history every other year and plans to teach a class called “Africa Through the Eyes of the West,” a class on the history of humanitarian aid in Africa and courses focusing on religion, gender and politics in Africa. “The relationship between Africa and the West is characterized by great inequality, and I feel strongly that educating Americans about the history of this relationship is one of the best ways to initiate change,” Prichard said. The small classes and student-professor interaction drew Mains to the Honors College. A faculty fellow in African-American studies
HONORS: Low numbers blamed on oZone Continued from page 1 said. The honors society will need to get the word out to retain three national scholarship nominations, Panak said. The low membership n u m b e r i s d i s a p p o i n ting to the organization’s leaders, scholarship chair mathematics junior Megan Fuzzell said. “By having fewer members we get less scholarship money from the National Council,” Fuzzell said. This year the organization will receive about $7,000 when in the past the number has been nearly $16,000, Fuzzell said. “Publicity-wise we tried our best, it is a bummer with oZONE,” secretar y and chemical engineering sophomore Beth Huggins said. “It is a small organization and the low numbers make us smaller.” Alpha Lambda Delta i n i t i at i o n i s s c h e d u l e d for 7:30 a.m. March 26 in the Oklahoma Memorial Union.
and anthropology at Colby College in Maine, Mains said he chose to teach at OU for two reasons. “One, it will be nice to be at a public university with diverse students in terms of perspective, class background and ethnicity,” Mains said. “And two, it’s a bigger university, which means more support for my research.” Mains works in Ethiopia during the summer for a project titled “Poverty, Social Change, and Shifting Expectations: The Makings of Mental Health Disorders among Ethiopian A d o l e s c e n t s ,” a c c o r d ing to Emory University’s website. Mains’ courses at OU will focus on globalization, economics, culture and international development in Africa “I’m really excited about being able to expose more students to issues in Africa,”
New faculty member bios Andreanna Prichard Currently: Visiting assistant professor Northwestern University PhD: Northwestern University, African History, 2010 Master’s: History, Northwestern University Bachelor’s: History, Kenyon College Dissertation: ‘Mothers of the Nation’: African Evangelical Communities and the Rhetoric of Nation-Building in Tanzania, 1860-1960s Daniel Mains Currently: Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Anthropology and AfricanAmerican Studies, Colby College PhD: Emory University, Anthropology, 2006 Master’s: Anthropology, Emory University Bachelor’s: Philosophy, Lewis and Clark College Dissertation: ‘We Are Only Sitting and Waiting’: Aspirations, Unemployment, and Status among Urban Young Men in Jimma, Ethiopia
he said. “It’ll be great to at some point bring students to Ethiopia.” Prichard also said she’d love to take students to Africa.
Choosing a new honors professor usually takes a while, but Hamerla said their last appointment meeting was one of the shortest they’ve ever had.
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Prove we care by voting The reason Politicians have students pegged. We don’t vote, we don’t we are accustomed to. care and they are trying their hardest to figure out how to There is a stigma against the word ‘taxes,’ whenever inregain the “youth vote.” creases are proposed citizens go running for the hills in fear. Well, this week we have an opportunity to prove this isn’t Why are taxes a bad thing if they are going to improve our so. Norman will hold an election Tuesday to community? nominate vacant city council positions, as “But we work hard for our money,” is probThere is a stigma ably going to be the majority of responses to well as to vote on a tax increase to improve the sanitation department. against the word this question. Officials are looking to increase taxes by However, you also work hard consuming ‘taxes,’ whenever $2.50 a month to keep up with the costs of your trash only to have someone else come increases are operation. In August, voters elected to turn and take that, yet people don’t lobby against proposed citizens trash pickup. Taxing to improve the commudown a similar tax increase, but we believe go running for the nity should be a more acceptable tax. voters should re-evaluate this tax increase, hills in fear.” for the sake of improving our community. We understand nobody likes having someThat $2.50 a month ends up being $30 for one else take his or her money. As poor college the year. That is about four meals at Chipotle or seven cups students we cherish every last dollar in our bank accounts, of coffee at Starbucks. Are public officials really asking that but we are willing to find an additional $2.50 each month to much of us? maintain our community standards for cleanliness. As we have noticed, the price of gas isn’t going down. Next time you are at the gas station, buy one less gallon of How are we supposed to ask the sanitation department to gas that’s about how much the tax is going to be increased, maintain quality when cost of operations are going up and or do without a soda at the movies. $2.50 is not that much, we don’t give them more money to use? even as an annual fee $30 still isn’t that much money. Norman is a relatively clean town — not counting camLet’s prove we vote and that we vote to improve our pus during home football games — and by voting to in- community. crease taxes we can ensure that it stays that way. If we don’t increase taxes it is going to be hard to maintain the quality Comment on this column at OUDaily.com
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Gun debate ineffective, weak Meh. That’s the proper response to any possible to hide a firearm. For better or proposal to allow handguns on campus. worse, it already is. STAFF COLUMN Plenty of people are freaking out and a few On this and on many others campusare already planning to get a license if it es, the prohibition of guns is practically happens, but not enough people are shrugtoothless. Next time you’re in class, try Steven Zoeller er ging their shoulders. justifying the assumption nobody in the Why should they? Because, if impleroom isn’t already carrying a gun in their mented, it’s unlikely that concealed carry would impact backpack or satchel. You might find it uncomfortably most students in any meaningful way. difficult. So far in the debate, we have yet to hear any really conThis is not to imply that everyone in Oklahoma is packvincing arguments from either side. Proponents claim ing heat or that OU doesn’t care, but to illustrate just how that armed students will be able to exchange fire with hos- awkward it is to have people defending a gun ban, which tile campus intruders—whether or not that comforts you is already so weakly enforced. The follow-up argument seems to determine which side of the debate you’re on. is concealed carry would compel students to purchase Both sides like to flaunt statistics, so guns simply to carry them around camthat’s no help either. Those advancing pus, but the burden of proof falls on the the case for handguns on campus still person making the claim and I have yet To authorize concealed have a lot of ground to cover. to hear any reason to accept that as the carry seems to suggest The opponents of concealed carry case. it wasn’t possible to hide have even more explaining to do. So far It seems to me while proponents of they have made several objections: the concealed carry have yet to conjure up a firearm. For better or combination of college partying and anything really convincing, those opworse, it already is.” guns is dangerous, the likelihood of gun posed to the measure are actually in accidents would ramp up and multiple the worse position for standing by a guns on the scene would result in dangerous confusion. weak prohibition. To validate its concern, the opposition While all these are legitimate concerns, they rest on one has to not only defend the ban, but call for more serious huge, unchecked assumption: the current ban on firearms enforcement. is effective in the first place. If that means pat-downs, then they might as well give On your way to class take a moment to appreciate the up now and move on to a more exciting controversy. fact students are not subjected to pat-downs. To enter most buildings on campus, they are not required to step — Steven Zoeller, through an X-ray terminal. University College freshman So exactly how are firearms kept off campus now? Simply by threat of punishment; if they’re discovered. Comment on this column at OUDaily.com To authorize concealed carry seems to suggest it wasn’t
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Americans don’t care to riot As you probably have STAFF COLUMN OLUMN learned somewhere, our country is supposed to function as a particiSarah Garrett arrett patory democratic republic. Yet it seems that, with a few exceptions, we do not participate in many governing activities, other than the occasional vote for someone who nominally supports our collective, real interests. This raises some questions; just a few of them follow. What does it take for the amorphous “people” to actively participate in their government? What is the structure of our allegedly democratic systems of governance where a hundred thousand people in Madison, Wis. can sleep in their capitol building on cold, dirty marble floors, march yelling and chanting around the capitol city in the frigid weather and still be ignored by their governor, who receives a financial contribution (bribe) to dismiss them? Some suggest group apathy is the reason mass demonstrations protesting government actions have been rare for almost a century. It is not apathy keeping citizens at home when a bill comes through their We are paid house of representative limiting well enough the right of unions to bargain for to secure food higher wages and benefits. It is a mix of jealousy, benefits, and creature the comfort of a full stomach and comforts to a warm place to sleep. We are ignore those paid well enough to secure food issues being and creature comforts to ignore abstracted, those issues being abstracted, those issues those issues we cannot see imwe cannot see mediately affecting our lives. Occasionally, one of the poliimmediately ticians we have farcically electaffecting our ed to represent our interests, lives.” and only our interests, violates them so profoundly that we realize we must speak. This is what has been happening in Madison, Wis. Why doesn’t it happen here, in Oklahoma, in Norman, on our campus? Why don’t we do that? We think we are divided politically over ideological concerns. But there is one primary difference of position that determines our opposition to, or our support of, the decisions based on those we passively elect to argue for us. The difference is how well we are paid. How much food is in the kitchen? How much gas is in the car? How much money is in your wallet? The reason that we, the amorphous people, do not rise up against blatant disregard for our interests is that we have just enough to get by without struggling, and are emotionally attached to those psychologically appealing fallacies that condemn those who do not have enough to get by without struggling. Take a look at your own life. Do you like unions and the right of employees to band together to collectively bargain for improved wages and benefits? Do you think that they should get jobs, or they should sacrifice for the “greater good”? They already have jobs, and if sleeping on the floor of you capitol building, voiceless from expressing your dissent isn’t a sacrifice for the greater good, what is? What about the sacrifices of the rich, yet to be made for this “greater good”? Perhaps you think you deserve what you work to receive. How much of a head start in life did you have? Your birth in this country, your culture-derived faith in hard work, and perhaps your gender, race, or parent’s class all helped you get ahead in our society. Consider how much of the disgust with those living in poverty is the result of a deep fear that in fact, the poor really do not deserve to be poor, as the richest people in the world spend millions to convince us otherwise. Consider who benefits from the set up of our economy and political system; those with the most cash. Realize your support or opposition to our political system is directly related to the amount of money in your pocket. Realize how destructively simplistic a system in which possession of capital above all other concerns is to your life, and the lives of everyone you’ve ever met. Realize, and do something about it. — Sarah Garrett, anthropology sophomore
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Gross-out comedy ‘Hall Pass’ fleetingly funny Have you ever found yourself in an exclusive relationship and contemplated exploring new options? Maybe you had a deep connection with another person and told yourself that the only thing standing between you and that person is your significant other. Well, what if, by some miracle, you were given the opportunity to explore that option with the blessing of your loved one? This is the premise for the new Farrelly Brothers’ comedy, the comedic masterminds behind “There’s Something About Mary” (1998) and “Me, Myself & Irene.” (2000) Their latest film, “Hall Pass,” is in one respect a gloriously silly and entertaining sex comedy. On the other hand, it’s a tasteless comedy that tends to unravel. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis play best friends Rick and Fred, two dorky middle-aged suburbanites happily married to
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their overworked wives, played by Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate. Except “happily married” isn’t quite accurate. Rick and Fred have become restless and nostalgic about their youthful days, a time when they had the freedom to check out a beautiful woman in their line of vision without worrying if their spouses notice. In an effort to revive their commonplace relationships, their wives grant them both a one-week pass off their marriages, giving them the freedom to unleash their repressed sexual desires. Such a glorious occasion calls for a buddy reunion, a road trip, a lot of booze, hot women and pretty much every other juvenile antic you can fathom. The main problem with
Film showtimes Norman Hollywood 14, 1110 N Interstate Dr. Today: 4:15, 6:55, 9:30 Tuesday: 4:15, 6:55, 9:30 “Hall Pass” is that its leads are disapprovingly onedimensional. Unlike the wildly comic figures in previous Farrelly Brothers-vehicles, Wilson and Sudeikis seem to voice their dialogue as if they were reading their lines from a teleprompter on a tired episode of SNL. They never really embrace or embody the characters they’re portraying. Unlike their husbands in the film, Fischer and Applegate are wonderfully appealing, balancing enough heart and humor to actually pass as real characters. The always dependable Richard Jenkins makes good
Billy Joel’s live album a must-have record In 1 9 6 5 , T h e B e at l e s Steven Tyler, Roger Daltrey graced the stage at New and John Mellencamp. STAFF COLUMN N York Mets’ Shea Stadium for For Billy Joel fans, checkthe venue’s first rock ‘n’ roll ing out this new release Ryan show, and in 2008 Billy Joel should be a no-brainer. Querbach performed on that same Joel is just as on- point as stage for the last time. he’s always been with both Fans will finally have a chance to see and his vocals and piano playing. Live albums hear what kind of magic Joel brought to the are often poorly recorded and thus hardly former stadium March 8. The performance worthwhile, but that is not the case here. will be released on a double-disc CD, as The recording is very high quality, giving well as on Blu-Ray or DVD, titled “Billy Joel: listeners the amplified cheers of all 110,000 Live at Shea Stadium.” fans, without sacrificing any musicality. The Mets had Citi Field built to replace The DVD and Blu-Ray versions also allow Shea Stadium in 2009 and fans to see the performance Joel, a New York native, was as the crowd did that July eveselected to perform to give Live albums are ning in New York nearly three the multi-purpose stadium a years ago. often poorly proper send off. Although the performance recorded and Joel graced the stage for may have evaded the minds thus hardly more than two hours in July of some Billy Joel fans, the worthwhile, but music will certainly still resoof 2008, playing some of his greatest songs, like “Piano nate. Whether Joel is a guilty that is not the Man,” “We Didn’t Start the pleasure or your favorite mucase here.” Fire” and “Only The Good sician, this release will strike Die Young.” Perhaps the most a chord with any live-music surprising thing about the performance enthusiast. were the guests he welcomed on stage with While Shea Stadium came crashing him. down in 2009, the legend of Billy Joel’s perHe was joined by Tony Bennett, Garth formance will remain for years to come, B ro o k s, Jo h n May e r a n d e v e n Pau l especially with the news of next Tuesday’s McCartney. In fact, he and McCartney release. ended the show with a performance of The Beatles’ classic “Let It Be.” The Blu-Ray —Ryan Querbach, and DVD option also has bonus duets with journalism junior
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Jason Sudeikis as Fred; left; and Owen Wilson as as Rick; right; in a still from the new comedy "Hall Pass." The movie was released nationwide Friday. use of his brief appearance on screen as the eccentric Coakley, a promiscuous, womanizing potty-mouth with volatile words of seasoned wisdom. The gags in the film — including full-frontal male nudity, genital jokes
and toilet humor — more than surpass the Farrelly Brothers previous attempts at playful obscenity. However, the gross humor seems to function more as a diversion from the weak story line. Audiences are bound to
get a few obnoxious chuckles out of this comic affair, but, like the film’s juvenile leads, they won’t walk out with many grand revelations. — Laron Chapman, film and video studies senior
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Sooners sweep Oakland to stay perfect Oklahoma off to 9-0 start after weekend series against Golden Grizzlies
FRIDAY OU 7, OAKLAND 5 The Sooners looked like they were cruising to their seventh consecutive win until the top of the eighth inning. The Oakland (Mich.) Golden Grizzlies scored three runs and the Sooners broke down defensively, committing two errors in the last two innings. The defensive meltdown cast a shadow on senior pitcher Michael Rocha’s second start, recording a career-high in strikeouts (7) and allowing only seven hits, two walks and two runs over seven innings pitched. “[Rocha’s] clearly a Friday night guy; he let’s his experience speak for itself,” Golloway said.
RYAN GERBOSI The Oklahoma Daily
OU baseball had dominant performances from both sides of the ball Sunday, beating Oakland, 19-6. Ju n i o r p i t c h e r Bu rc h Smith threw six strong innings of two-hit ball, not allowing a base runner until the fifth. Smith allowed no runs while throwing 88 pitches and recording six strikeouts. On offense, the Sooners recorded a season-high 27 hits from 14 different players. Junior catcher Tyler Ogle had a career-high four hits and six RBIs to help the Sooners at the plate. OU started the game hot, scoring three in the first and adding another four in the second. Sophomore Max White continued to hit the ball well out of the leadoff spot, going 3-for-4 and coming around each time for three runs. Oakland was able to keep the Sooners at bay in the third and fourth innings, but OU came out firing in the fifth, scoring one on a double by senior Cale Ellis and two on a homer by White. Smith’s performance on the mound ended after six innings of shutout baseball. In his first start of the season, Smith had a no-decision after giving up four runs in five innings of work against William & Mary. Smith saw an improvement between his first and second starts.
SATURDAY OU 12, OAKLAND 6 JAMES CORLEY/THE DAILY
Sophomore second baseman Max White fields a ground ball in OU’s 7-5 win over Oakland (Mich.) on Friday. The Sooners won all three games against the Golden Grizzlies to sweep their nine-game home stand to start the season 9-0. “In the first inning, I tried to back off a little bit so I could throw with a little more velocity later,” Smith said. The adjustments paid off as Smith stayed consistent throughout the game, only allowing two base runners. Ogle had his best game of the season with his six RBI performance. “I spent a couple hours in
the cage and worked out the kinks,” Ogle said. “I’m finally getting around to getting the season started the right way.” Garrett Buechele also continued his dominance at the plate with a 5-for-6 day, tying his career high. Buechele upped his batting average to .553 and tacked on two RBIs to his total “[Buechele’s] a veteran,
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Oklahoma brings home 6 individual Big 12 titles Salaam leads group of Sooners winning conference events RYAN GERBOSI The Oklahoma Daily
OU’s track and field team took home six individual titles from this weekend’s Big 12 Championships in Lincoln, Neb. Junior sprinter Mookie Salaam won twice at the tournament, taking the title in both the 60- and 200-meter dash. Salaam’s 60-meter time of 6.59 equaled his third-fastest of the season. The win was his second straight at the Big 12 Championships in the event. Salaam won the 200-meter with a time of 20.79 to also take home the Big 12 high-point men’s honors (21.25). “Today was a blessing. Today showed that everything I have done and all the hard work has paid off,” Salaam said. “I like that ever yone out there was healthy and brought their A game.” On the woman’s side, senior sprinter Scottesha Miller won her first Big 12 indoor title in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.25. Sophomore Tia Brooks upset her own teammate,
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sophomore Karen Shump, in the shot put. Brooks’ throw of 57-1.00 moved her up to No. 3 in the country and won her the conference title in the event. Shump registered a throw of 56-8.75, good for second place in the tournament. Senior weight-thrower K.P. Singh retook his men’s title with a 65-11.75 throw. Singh was the first Sooner to win back-to-back Big 12 titles since Ryan Kite won the 600-yard run in 1996 and 1997. Sophomore runner Kevin Schwab won OU’s first title in the 5,000-meter run. His 13:50.31 run set a new track record at the Bob Devaney Center, breaking the previous record which stood for nine years. The Sooner men were unable to repeat as Big 12 team championships as Texas A&M won the overall Big 12 Conference men’s team title with 134 points. Oklahoma finished second with 106 points. The Nebraska women ended Texas A&M’s streak of four consecutive team titles to edge the Aggies 115.5 to 101. Oklahoma finished fifth with 76.5 points.
Title winners MOOKIE SALAAM » Year: Junior » Event: Sprints » Titles: 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash
SCOTTESHA MILLER » Year: Senior » Event: Sprints » Title: 60-meter dash
TIA BROOKS » Year: Sophomore » Event: Throws » Title: Weight throw
K.P. SINGH » Year: Senior » Event: Throws » Title: Weight throw
KEVIN SCHWAB » Year: Sophomore » Event: Distance » Title: Weight throw
so he knows what they’re going to throw him,” Ogle said. “He does a good job of hitting the ball the other way and crushing his pitch when he gets it.” OU coach Sunny Golloway said his team is improving as it heads on the road for the first time. “Our guys have done a really good job of taking care of business,” Golloway said.
“I see our team starting to come together.” Ogle knows that as OU goes on the road, the undefeated team has gone from the hunter to the hunted. “I know a lot of teams will be looking at us and we have a bulls-eye on our back,” Ogle said. “I wouldn’t want it any other way, so we just have to go out there and play our best baseball.”
The Sooner offense returned to form on Saturday, scoring a double-digit run total for the fifth time this season. After losing the lead in the top of the fifth inning, the Sooners responded with a six-run bottom half to give the lead back to sophomore pitcher Bobby Shore. Shore pitched into the eighth inning, giving the bullpen some rest after Friday’s bullpen scramble. — Zack Hedrick and Ryan Gerbosi/The Daily
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OU nearly upsets Baylor Sooners short of downing Lady Bears after last shot rims out in final seconds
THURSDAY » SOFTBALL The Sooners dropped both games in a doubleheader against top-ranked Georgia, 1-0, and No. 10 Hawaii, 4-1, at the Cathedral City (Calif.) Classic. OU sophomore pitcher Keilani Ricketts found herself in a head-to-head pitchers’ battle with her sister, Stephanie, who started for Hawaii.
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The No. 15 OU women’s basketball team almost upset No. 3 Baylor, but the last-minute shot rimmed out and the Lady Bears escaped Norman with an 82-81 win. OU had the ball where it wanted it with 8.3 seconds to play — in the hands of All-American senior guard Danielle Robinson. The Sooners had the play coming out of the timeout, and the call was for Robinson or freshman guard Aaryn Ellenberg, OU coach Sherri Coale said. The inbounds put the ball in Robinson’s hands. R o b i n s o n d rov e i n t o the paint and faced down Baylor’s sophomore center Brittney Griner, but she came up empty as the ball rimmed out. “I think we got a good look,” Robinson said. And that is what makes the loss so difficult, Coale said. Robinson and Ellenberg finished the game with 25 points. The Sooners fell behind to Baylor, 10-4, to open the game, but that wasn’t the case for long. Senior forward Carlee Roethlisberger downed the Sooners’ first 3-point shot and added a free throw on the foul to knot the game, 10-10, with 12:39 to play in the half. D e s p i t e t h e S o o n e r s’ early success, the loudest cheers likely came for former Sooner football player G erald McCoy, who returned to Norman to support the team. OU and Baylor traded baskets before Baylor’s freshman
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FRIDAY » SOFTBALL OU dropped two more games at the Cathedral City (Calif.) Classic in a doubleheader against Long Beach State, 2-1, and UCLA, 3-0, to tie the program’s longest losing streak since 2005. OU coach Patty Gasso had not lost to her alma matter, Long Beach State, in 11 previous meetings. » MEN’S TENNIS The 24th-ranked Sooners survived a late push from Bedlam rival Oklahoma State to win, 4-3, in Tulsa.
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Senior Carlee Roethlisberger (10), junior Jasmine Hartman (45) and sophomore Lyndsey Cloman (far right) defend Baylor’s Brittney Griner in OU’s 82-81 loss to the Lady Bears on Sunday.
» WOMEN’S TENNIS No. 22 OU beat No. 36 Alabama, 4-2, to advance to the next round of the Blue Gray Invitational in Montgomery, Ala. The Sooners lost the doubles point for the first time this season but bounced back in singles play.
SATURDAY guard Odyssey Sims got hot. She had 17 points in the half and was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. “You have to pick your poison with these guys,” Coale said. “They have all kinds of weapons.” Baylor opened up an eight-point lead, 35-27, on OU with three minutes remaining in the half. The Lady Bears’ largest lead was 11, but OU cut it to six, 42-36, to enter the half. Very little changed in the early minutes of the half, with Baylor still leading OU, 52-47, through the initial four minutes. Slowly, though, OU played back into the game to again tie it, 57-57, off a basket by Robinson.
Amid the back and forth, fouls began to total for both teams. Roethlisberger picked up her fourth foul with more than 10 minutes to play in the half, and Baylor senior forward Melissa Jones added her fourth with seven minutes to play. Roethlisberger, freshman center Nicole Griffin and Baylor’s Destiny Williams all exited the game early with fouls. OU’s second-half surge resulted in a 67-66 lead with seven minutes to play, but OU couldn’t sustain. Again the Sooners opened a lead, 75-72, with 3:33 to play but could not make it last. Baylor’s All-American, Griner, cut the Sooners’ lead
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to one, 79-78, with 1:35 remaining. With 1:06 to play, Griner again put the Lady Bears back on top, 80-79, with two free throws. “Right down the stretch, they beat us off the dribble a couple times,” Coale said. Robinson put the Sooners up, 81-80, in the final minute, but again it was Sims — who ended the game with a school-record nine 3-point shots — with the last basket of the game. Roethlisberger finished the game with a doubledouble, 11 points and 11 rebounds. The senior forward said, despite the loss, she likes were OU is going. “We’ve had some rough games in the past, and I think after the way we fought tonight and the way we fought together was a huge step for us,” Roethlisberger said.
» WOMEN’S TENNIS No. 19 Notre Dame downed the Sooners, 4-1, in the semifinals of the Blue Gray Invitational, sending OU to the consolation round. » SOFTBALL OU avoided the longest losing streak since 2005 with a 4-2 win over Cal-Poly to leave California with a win. » WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS The Sooners beat their third top-10 opponent this season with a win over No. 8 Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. OU won all four team event titles for the sixth time this year. » MEN’S BASKETBALL Kansas juniors Marcus and Markieff Morris combined for 42 points and 19 rebounds to lead the third-ranked Jayhawks over OU, 82-70, in Norman.
SUNDAY » WOMEN’S TENNIS Oklahoma shut out No. 43 Ohio State, 4-0, to win the consolation bracket at the Blue Gray Invitational. —Daily staff reports