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LORRAINE WARREN: GHOST HUNTER

By CIDNIE SYDNEY BREWINGTON Staff Writer

Nathan Vossler, former APSU student arrested last year for the charge of especially aggravated kidnapping in Emerald Hills, was arrested on sexual abuse charges on Oct. 11. Nearly one year after his initial arrest, Vossler, 34, was arrested for the suspected sexual abuse of a 3-year-old girl in Athens, Ala. Vossler was said to be baby-sitting this girl with whom he has no family relation. He was arrested after the child’s mother complained of sexual abuse and had her daughter examined and questioned. Vossler, also questioned, was then taken to Huntsville, Ala. where he is now in Limestone County Jail with a bond set at $100,000. TAS

Lorraine Warren spoke to APSU students on Thursday, Oct. 28 about her life and her career as a paranormal investigator. Warren presented video of exorcisms she has performed. See features page 6 for full story. MATEEN SIDIQ | MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

APSU separates housing by classification APSU housing switches to freshman experience By JENELLE GREWELL News Editor

and HANNAH ARIC Staff Writer

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Construction workers build new dorms for freshman-only housing.

APSU is moving to a freshman experience housing model starting Fall 2011. Part of the freshman housing experience requires all freshman to stay in the same buildings. “We are going to require all freshman to be in one of four buildings,” said Joe Mills, director of Housing/ Residence Life and Dining Services. Freshman will be in either the new dorm buildings currently under construction, Blount, Sevier or Harvill Hall. Harvill Hall

will be reserved for students in the Honors and PELP programs. Upperclassmen will be housed in Hand Village, Meacham, Miller and Two Rivers. “I approve because it gives the upperclassmen students the experience on being on their own. There is a different atmosphere to being in an apartment than a dorm,” said Karime Matus, a freshman living in Rawlins. “We switched because we feel it’s important for freshman to get connected to the university,” Mills said. In the buildings where the freshmen will be housed, each room has two beds so the freshmen can interact with roommates. Mills said this connection should help with retention and graduation rates. “I don’t like this because I believe we are all here to do the same thing. I live in Sevier and I planned on being in Sevier for another

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The new dorms being constructed off of Marion Street are scheduled to be open for Fall 2011.

year. I think that if we are all paying to be here, we should be able to live and it should not separate. I guarantee others will feel the same way,” said Marisha Suttle, a freshman. Part of the freshman

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APSU alumni giving deficit, solutions suggested to raise donations Staff Writer

SGA President Kenny Kennedy reported APSU has a deficit in alumni giving in the Wednesday, Oct. 27 SGA meeting. Alumni donations help in various areas on campus. Giving provides scholarships that attract top students and supports faculty and student research projects. Annual giving is one of the factors used to rate universities. Every dollar given increases the rating at APSU and is reported by electronic and print media.

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“Without these donations, many of the things simply would not exist. Alumni giving really helps the university thrive,” said Kimberly Scott, director of Annual Giving. Gifts provide the means to bring experts and speakers to campus that further expand each student’s college experience. Private contributions also enable students and faculty to implement the latest advances in information and technology. Governors Club memberships and athletics sponsorships support athletic scholarships, equipment

purchases and academic support for athletes to excel on the field and in the classroom.

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Without these donations, many of things simply would not exist. Alumni giving really helps the university thrive.” Kimberly Scott, director of Annual Giving

“From my experience with our fall Phon-a-thon 2010

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compared to Spring 2010 and previous phon-a-thons, alumni giving was greatly reduced. “Although we were able to surpass our overall goal, it was a real struggle and took greater efforts such as extending our calling. Those nightly results were way down in comparison to previous phon-a-thons. The reality seems, just as state funding has been cut our alumni are also being stretched thin. The key is to help them realize the fundamental key role that education has to all of our future,” Scott said. “It’s not necessarily getting

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more money but just getting more people involved. We hope to get a greater number of alumni to give back,” Kennedy said. University Advancement, along with the help of SGA, hopes to start a project for graduating alumni. This project will involve alumni donating a certain amount of money for a brick that will be part of a sidewalk. The brick project is still in the very early development stage and has not been confirmed yet. “Class gift would be the whole concept of the project. If a lot of students catch on

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to the project this would be a way to help alumni numbers go up,” Kennedy said. SGA and University Advancement met on Tuesday, Oct. 26 to talk about ideas for the project. After University Advancement formulates the ideas they gathered together for the project, President Tim Hall would then need to approve the project. Kennedy said the focus is to get more alumni excited about the university, and to give people something they can give back to. “They can physically own a piece of the university,” Kennedy said. TAS

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Bass fishing club takes 9th place

By HANNAH ARIC Staff Writer

The APSU Bass Fishing Club won second place at the FLW College Fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 2, winning $5,000 and a spot to compete at the FLW Regional Championship in Monroe Harbor in Sanford, Fla. Ethan Ingle, vice president of the club, said, “We felt really good about [winning second place].” Ingle and his partner, Chace Hunnell, were competing in Florence, Ala.

and caught 13 pounds, 14 ounces of fish. They were beaten by University of Tennessee who caught 14 pounds 13 ounces of fish.

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You have to develop a pattern of how the fish act, water temperature, eat different bait. There is a lot that goes into it.” Ehtan Ingle, president of APSU Bass Fishing club

The championship was Thursday, Oct. 21, and APSU took ninth place. Ingle and Hunnel caught six fish weighing a total of 14 pounds and 3 ounces. They were only 2 pounds away from making the top five and receiving a spot at

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resident assistant would be trained for these issues. There will be 765 freshmen beds and 565 upperclassmen beds, according to Mills. Because freshmen are required to live on campus, in Fall 2010, 85 percent of housing was freshmen. 11

the nationals. Ingle said “It was only our second year doing tournaments.” He also said “it was a disadvantage because we never fished that body of water and we were the farthest school, [from the location].” Ingle has grown up fishing, dating back to when he lived in North Carolina. Most of the team members grew up doing it also. “There are 10 active members; there are different techniques. You have to develop a pattern of how the fish act, water temperature, eat different bait,” Ingle said. “There is a lot that goes into it.” It was a three day tournament and there were 20 schools competing. For the last 10 minutes of the second day, Hunnell saw a

percent of housing was sophomores and 4 percent of housing was juniors. “After the first year, upperclassmen can choose to stay with us or move to an off-campus apartment,” Mill said. The 765 beds would be close to the number of freshmen APSU will have this semester. Mills feels APSU will have the same problem with overflow housing it had in this semester because he does not think APSU will not have the same increase again. “I just don’t know if we can continue at that rate.”

“promising” spot to look for bass, and they caught a 4.5 pound fish which made the final decision for the second day. In order to find the bass, they had to be in the water by 7:30 a.m. and fish until 3 p.m. Ingel and Hunnel normally go fishing in the Cumberland River or Kentucky Lake. “If we would have made top five, nationals would have been held on Kentucky Lake and we would have the biggest and better advantage,” Ingle said. They hope to participate in more college competitions and get sponsor deals. They hope to bring more publicity to APSU. To learn about bass fishing and the tournaments, visit www. collegefishing.com. TAS

After the new dorms are completed, housing will move on to build dorms that would provide 420 more beds. Cross, Killebrew and Rawlins will be torn down and a new dorm will be built in their place. “We are very excited about this positive change and once we finish phase two, it will change campus forever,” Mills said. He said the new dorms will change the landscape of the university. TAS

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Tuesday won’t end campaign Student Publications attend, present at national conference for some candidates Press Release

Members of APSU’s student newspaper and yearbook staffs attended the 89th Annual National College Media Convention hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 27-31. Patrick Armstrong, editor in chief of The All State student newspaper, was the sole student member of a panel entitled “Study/Work Abroad Opportunities for Students” at the conference, which featured nearly 400 workshops for advisers, student journalists, newspapers, online outlets, broadcast stations, yearbooks and magazines. Armstrong

also spoke at the closing session of the convention on behalf of students who participated in Main Street Stories, an intensive, hands-on workshop. The Main Street Stories video he produced with Chasity Webb, The All State features editor, and Brian Dulle, a student videographer for The Washburn Review at Washburn University, was shown at the closing session. All videos from the project are at www.cicmstreetstories.org. Attending the conference with Armstrong and Webb were Gracie Fuqua, advertising manager for The All State, Brian Bigelow, staff writer for The All State, Sarah Smalley,

editor in chief of The Monocle yearbook, Monique Freemon, writer for The Monocle, and Tabitha Gilliland, coordinator for Student Publications and adviser of the newspaper and yearbook. In a college media research paper session, Gilliland presented research she completed in Spring 2010 for her master’s thesis, entitled, “Effects of Strong Relationships with Student Staff Members on Student Media Advisers’ Burnout Levels.” Gilliland was one of the top three finalists for the annual College Media Advisers Ken Nordin award competition. TAS

CORRECTION In the article “Library mold under control” published in the Wednesday, Oct. 27, issue of The All State, the mold type was misstated as being not non-toxic. The mold in the library is of the non-toxic type. We at TAS encourage our readers to inform us of any inaccuracies in our work as we strive to conduct accurate journalism.

SGA SENATE MEETING

Wednesday, Oct. 27. Action

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Vice President Luke Collier reported there is still an available education seat and senators should promote applications.

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Senator RJ Taylor reported on the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences forum, stating great feedback was received.

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President Kenny Kennedy reported on an alumni brick being considered. He stated the estimated cost is $150.

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The forum for the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences has been held. Students should look for the dates of the forums for their college. Alumni may be able to give back to APSU by purchasing an engraved brick.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign for some candidates won’t end with Tuesday, Nov. 2, election and could be taken over by lawyers who already are preparing for possible recount battles. The large number of too-close-tocall congressional races in states like Colorado, Nevada, Illinois and West Virginia has some observers predicting more contested elections and recounts this year. At the very least, a slow count of ballots in states like Washington and Alaska is expected to keep many voters in suspense. “I’m sure Democrats will say the same thing, but Republican campaigns are prepared for the reality that many of their races will not be decided on Election Day,” said Paul Lindsay, a National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman. That fact has prompted both parties to place their best legal minds on alert, and, in some cases, to mobilize days in advance in areas where reports have surfaced of pre-election problems. Hundreds of lawyers are ready to pounce on any claims of voter fraud, machine malfunctions and polling place disruptions. “We’re focused on making sure that doesn’t happen on Election Day,” said Deirdre Murphy, a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee spokeswoman said. This happens every election cycle, the threat of dramatic recount struggles. But Florida’s 36-day recount fight in 2000, which left a nation wondering who would be its next president, forever changed how vote challenges are viewed. Nothing is unheard of, and everything is possible. It took eight months to formally declare Democrat Al Franken the winner after Minnesota’s 2008 Senate election. Lawyers across the country already have chased down reports of irregularities, part of a pre-election ritual fueled by partisans who are concerned that their candidates will suffer from voter and ballot fraud. Consider claims in Nevada of electronic voting machines that automatically recorded votes for a candidate when tested; phony absentee ballots mailed to some Pennsylvania voters with the wrong return address; and armies of volunteers in Wisconsin vowing to chase away those trying to vote who aren’t properly registered. “The overwhelming number of them turn out not to be true,” said Ben Ginsberg, a Washington lawyer who helped Republican Norm Coleman’s campaign in his 2008 bid against Franken and a key member of Bush’s Florida legal team in 2000. “I think you’re ever vigilant about these sorts of issues,” Ginsberg says, but he admits that “a lot of lawyers tend to get over caffeinated at this time of year.” The big problems don’t usually surface

unless there are razor-thin races. And there are many prospects for those this year, if polling is to be believed. Eight states have candidates in House and Senate races who are running nearly even going into Tuesday’s election, including Nevada where Republican Sharron Angle threatens Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. If candidates in those and other tight races don’t win convincingly, the focus will shift after Tuesday to how votes are counted, and how provisional and absentee ballots will affect the races. New York voters already are expecting problems thanks to new electronic voting machines that proved less than reliable in the September primary, which New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called a “royal screw-up.”

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I am sure Democrats will say the same thing, but Republican campaigns are not prepared for the reality that many of their races will not be decided on election day” Paul Lindsay, a National Republican Congressional Committee spokesperson

If elections come down to a few hundred votes, problems with voting machines, absentee ballots and challenges made against voters with registration questions could make a difference, said Wendy Weiser, a lawyer with the Brennan Center for Justice in New York. The group has joined others in the Election Protection coalition to help voters handle Election Day problems, including what to do if there are problems with machines or challenges to a voter’s registration. Partisan groups and even television networks have set up hot lines to monitor voting problems, including voter registration challenges. There are even iPhone applications that allow voters and polling observers to upload photos of irregularities. More states have turned to electronic voting machines to help simplify casting a ballot. But the election process still varies state by state and there is no consistent method to handle vote challenges and recounts, all of which make for big business for election lawyers. A decade after a presidential election boiled down to ballots with hanging chads in Florida and confusion over what votes to count, the country’s election process still leaves a lot to be desired, said Joseph Birkenstock, the Democratic National Committee’s former chief counsel. “I really don’t think we’re in a significantly better position,” he said. TAS


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Legalization of marijuana a step forward for U.S.?

Should children who kill be accountable for their actions? Kaila Sewell Staff Writer

Recently, The Tennessean’s front page headline read, “Is there hope for children who kill?” Those words made my head spin. As I clipped my coupons for the week and tried to figure out if I should really buy that 100 ounce vat of laundry detergent, those words continued to float through my thoughts. “Is there hope for children who kill?” I read the article and it basically said the state needed to implement an “intermediate” stage between juvenile detention centers that focus more on rehabilitation and adult prisons than on punishment. The idea is those children who are murderers or rapists

should understand the severity of their crime but should be rehabilitated to function in the outside world. Once again, my mind was completely blown. The children who kill — murderers — should be rehabilitated to function in society. Why are we releasing murderers back into society? Particularly, pint-sized murderers? I think I need to remind everyone of something very important. The legal definition of first degree murder is murder that has been premeditated, regardless of whether the premeditation was for one second or five years. These children have killed someone. They have thought about killing someone and have actually acted on their urge. They took a gun, knife or their own hands and have shot, stabbed or strangled the life out of a person, and our system thinks we should seriously concern ourselves with

making sure these kids are rehabilitated. Does anyone else think that this is completely ridiculous? Before my outrage grows any further, let me give you some statistics I learned from the article that started this whole rant. Children commit approximately 10 percent of all murders nationwide. That’s more than one thousand murders every year, more than 1,000 infants, mothers or fathers dead. Now, The Tennesseen shines a bit of hope on the situation by saying that around two thirds of these murderers grow up and never kill another person. I’m sorry, but you’ll have to excuse me for not feeling better about the idea that the system is concerned more with the mental state of the children who kill people than mine. Meanwhile, I don’t know if I should open the door to a kid who may just be trying to sell me cookies. Then again, they may be waiting with a gun. TAS

YOUR TAKE

Do you think marijuana should be legalized in the U.S.?

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I think marijuana should be legalized because alcohol and cigarettes are legal so why not marijuana? It does less to you and it’s never killed anybody. It makes you relax in a way alcohol and cigarettes don’t.” Stephanie Martin, alumna

No, I don’t. It’s being pushed for all the wrong reasons. I’ve read into a lot of the material and there are reasons to support it, but none of the good reasons are what are being thrown out there.” Daniel Johnson, freshman music major

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dangerous drug cartels out of business, making the streets and the product safer. Prop 19 could pave the way for the rest of the nation to regulate marijuana with similar legislation. Currently, in Tennessee, individuals caught in possession, selling or consuming at least half an ounce marijuana can be penalized with one to six years imprisonment or up to a $5,000 fine. Think of all the other important cases and causes our state could focus on if marijuana was legal. Many more people would contribute to public taxed causes like education, roads and highways, national parks, public radio, military and, ironically, jails and prisons. TAS

Yeah and no. Yes because it won’t be a problem, people won’t keep going to jail. No, because they’ll put taxes and it will have no value to it.” Rodney Jackson, freshman electrical engineering major

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States that follow the Golden State’s lead will be able to tax marijuana and boost their local economy and, therefore, the national economy.”

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Marijuana has become a bad word for some Americans. “The Reefer Madness,” stigma of the herb still hides in our psyches in the form of down on their luck kids, lazily eating Doritos and watching television. According to www. emedicine.medscape.com, common misconceptions about marijuana, like its hallucinogenic abilities and its addictive nature, have been brought into question and

exists, and it won’t be much different with weed. However, consumers will buy a product they know has been safely processed and produced. Cases have been reported of marijuana laced with harder drugs. States that follow the Golden State’s lead will be able to tax marijuana and boost their local economy and, therefore, the national economy. Police priorities will focus on important issues like domestic assault or gang violence. Money which would be used for drug stings, investigations and raids could be put forth to other factions of law enforcement or more dangerous drugs. Prop 19 will also put large,

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proven wrong many times over. Over the counter drugs affect motor skills, cognitive abilities and speech. According to www.saferchoice.org, compared to tobacco and alcohol, marijuana is a healthy alternative. In 1996, 56 percent of California’s population voted yes on Proposition 215, the legalization of medicinal marijuana. Shortly after, other states like Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Maine legalized the substance for seriously ill patients (www.USAToday. com). Obviously, there are health benefits to marijuana; it’s been common knowledge for 14 years. Now California has

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Yes, because it would give the states taxation and better income. If people are just going to do it, let them do it. You get more money by taxing them and it’s better for society.” Anthony Stabile, freshman business major

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No, I don’t think marijuana should be legalized because it messes with the mind and it’s just pointless.”

I don’t think so just because there would be a high likelihood of people under the influence driving.” Diane Jackson, sophomore English major

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Animals deserve same respect as human counterparts Marsel Gray Staff Writer

Ever see those animal cruelty commercials? I hate them so much I have to change the channel or leave the room. They make me sick, even more than those

commercials about helping little children in developing nations. Why would anyone ever hurt an animal? Animals should be treated ethically, but what about as use for sustenance? And endangered animals? Animal rights are a simple concept. Animal rights are basically safeguarding the interests of non-humans and affording the same moral protection. Proponents of animal

rights argue that humans should stop seeing animals as property. Others argue humans shouldn’t even consume animals, and see it as a violation of nature. Common sense and reason dictate that treating animals with cruelty is an awful offense, one that is punishable by law in many countries and even in historical accounts. Any person with a heart knows hurting an animal is wrong. The basis of animal rights

is justifiable. Many pet lovers would classify their animals as a member of the family, one that is loved and treated as, if not almost, as an equal. What about the argument that animals shouldn’t be eaten? Animals have to die in order to make our dinner plates and, while we may not want to think about the creature that was once alive while we are digesting it, the facts are there. Animals, however, don’t think twice about eating

other animals. They eat to survive and on a biological level, we too, are animals in a sense. So is eating them entirely wrong? Critics of animal rights always point to a simple fact: Animals are not people. If they aren’t people then they shouldn’t and can’t be awarded the same rights. Animals can’t make moral choices. As long as animals aren’t suffering then using them as resources, isn’t inherently wrong.

Personally, I believe animals should have simple rights that keep them away from cruelty. Those people that hurt animals should face stiff penalties. Animals cannot always protect themselves or seek the same sort of legal aide that humans can. I still enjoy a steak and hamburger. I don’t plan on giving up my menu options for a creature whose whole purpose in existing was to nourish my body. TAS


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Gilbreath, APSU football player, is hearing impaired By ALEX WHITE Staff Writer

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”— author unknown. Too many of us take for granted the little joys in life. We take for granted the way we walk around with ease on campus, the birds we hear singing in the trees and even the sights we see. All these are mere gifts that have been bestowed upon us, and for many, we forget how lucky we are to simply listen to a song. There is one young man who never takes for granted the ability to hear. That person is Preston Gilbreath wearing the number 90 APSU football jersey. Gilbreath is a defensive tackle at APSU, from the small town of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., and he is hearing impaired. Gilbreath has been playing football for 13 years and was named “Mr.Football 2008,” awarded to the best player in that classification bracket and was also invited to play in an East and West All-Star game. “I always wanted to play college football, and would like to make it into the NFL,” Gilbreath said. But it has not been an easy journey to get where Gilbreath is today. A lack of friends and communication made high school difficult, but now at the college level, things seem easier. It was not until his junior and senior year of high school that Gilbreath tried to communicate with others and make friends. Now in college, things have become much easier. While Gilbreath still finds challenges on a day-to-day basis, the college life has been a greatly appreciated adjustment. Even though Gilbreath is able to read lips and does have use of a hearing aid, communication can still be difficult at times which is why teachers, coaches and even players have all learned small bits and pieces of sign language to help better communicate.

Josh Roberts, Gilbreath’s recruiter, said, “It was completely by luck that I discovered Preston, I happened to be driving through Mt. Pleasant and decided to stop in and watch the game.” Then the rest is history. With a laugh, Roberts stated, “Mt. Pleasant is so small that when I requested to have Preston’s transcript it was handwritten on a piece of paper.” Roberts explained in football, since coaches primarily use signs and other means of communication in the first place, Gilbreath’s hearing impairment was not of huge concern. Instead of having several coaches signaling from the sidelines, which is customary, they have one specific person on the sidelines that is directly signaling to Gilbreath while other coaches signal to the rest of the team. Roberts even shared one of his favorite moments with Gilbreath. “In practice no one is allowed to hit the quarterback, but the guys talk smack to each other all the time. “One day, Preston came up to the quarterback and told him, ‘I’m going to tackle you today in practice.’ “The quarterback said, ‘you can’t, coach will get mad at you,’ to which Preston responded, ‘I can’t hear you.’”

I always wanted to play college football, and would like to make it into the NFL.” Preston Gilbreath, APSU football defensive tackle

This is the Gilbreath we have all come to know and love. His personality and passion for the game is immense. His personal coach is Ryan Taylor. Taylor was able to share what its like to work with Preston. “With Preston, it is more difficult, you can’t be as verbal and there is lots of demonstration. “Whereas normally I can just sit other players down to watch film, I have to specifically pinpoint plays, and good actions on film for Preston. “We also use Preston in demonstrations when creating new plays, this way he knows hands on what he should be doing versus

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Joe Mills, director of Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services has been on staff for 20 years.

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Preston Gilbreath, an APSU defensive tackle, is the second hearing impaired player to play for the Govs. The first was Bonnie Sloan whom was All-OVC choice and the first hearing impaired football player in the NFL. Gilbreath hopes to follow in his footsteps.

trying to tell him what he needs to do.” Taylor said Gilbreath also helps coaches learn how to sign. “If we create a new play, most of the time we try to go to him and ask him a word and a sign and then we will name the play after a sign he already knows.” Since most football is signing to begin with, it is not extremely difficult to sign with Gilbreath. The only time it becomes somewhat difficult is when a play changes. This is when it specifically becomes the defensive lineman’s duty to get his attention to let him know of a play change. Taylor’s favorite moment of Gilbreath happens to be his career sack against TSU. This is what it’s all about and after having him sit out last year due to NCAA Clearinghouse issues, it was a great moment for everyone. But Gilbreath is not APSU’s first hearing impaired player. In fact, Bonnie Sloan played for the Governors and was All-OVC choice and went on to play in the NFL in 1973. He was the first deaf football player ever in the NFL and played defensive tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals. Gilbreath is the second player in APSU football history to be hearing impaired and was fortunate

enough to meet Sloan in the spring and has hopes to follow in his footsteps. When Gilbreath is not in season, he works with the deaf and blind. He takes them to the mall and other places around Clarksville, and will sign to them about where they are and what’s being experienced. When asked what advice he has for others who may be struggling with disabilities Gilbreath responded, “Keep continuing playing, they can be whatever they want to be.” This is how Gilbreath chooses to live his life everyday. He does not recognize himself has having a disability; in fact he prides himself on being like everyone else. This remarkable young man has overcome many obstacles that some would have simply given up over. It is not his style to give up. He gives everything he has to every aspect of life. Gilbreath is a phenomenal role model to everyone he comes in contact with. He reminds us that we cannot take for granted the simple entities in life, because there are those that would give anything to be able to see the sun just one time. He reminds everyone that working hard, being a good person eventually pays off in the end. TAS

Jobs on campus: directing it all

ƒ Sunday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Govs Give Back Service Project

ƒ Tuesday, Nov. 9, 4-5 p.m., Chicago Manual of Style writing workshop, Harned 344

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Joe Mills, director of Housing/ Residence Life and Dining Services, has called APSU’s campus home for some

time. “I have been here twenty years starting this fall,” Mills said. “I graduated from Eastern Illinois University, and I got a Master’s degree in Student Personnel and Higher Education,” Mills said. “I had started out in housing programs and just applied for the job and ended up getting it.” Mills’ job is anything but routine. Many stresses and problems students endure throughout their college experience fall on his shoulders. “A day in the life of the director of housing is always something different.” “I never know what that next phone call is going to be. It could be that water is going to be turned off in one building to repair a broken water line, [or] it could be a call from a parent trying to intervene for their son or daughter.” Mills, however, enjoys the unpredictability of the position. “I love it because it’s always something different. I’m not in a factory where I take my lunch break at 11 then I’m back at 12, it varies day to day and that’s what I love about the job.” Mills tries to stay active with students within the university also. “We’ve got a pretty significant staff. There are RAs and hall directors, and that’s about 65 people and I interact with those folks all the time. But I do see students campus

wide and I try to interact with them as much as possible.” Mills understands it takes a certain type of person to thrive in the job he holds.

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A day in the life of the director of housing is always something different.” Joe Mills, director of Housing/ Residence Life and Dining Services

“I think a person in this position has to have excellent people skills. I think you can learn aspects of the job like budgeting, how to deal with facility management, [and] how to deal with emergency type situations on campus. But I think a person in this position has to have the God given talent to get along with everybody.” If APSU is lucky, Mills may be a Governor for 20 more years to come. “The favorite aspect of my job is that I feel like I’m making a difference on this campus every day. “I really want to help students or faculty and staff try to maneuver the system here at Austin Peay. I try really hard to make this place better every day.” TAS


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Sustainability Week:

Events created encourage students to be environmentally conscious

MARLIN SCOTT | SENIOR STAFF WRITER

At the Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, Oct. 26, Sugar Lane Cupcakery was one of the many vendors.

CIDNIE SYDNEY-BREWINGTON | STAFF WRITER

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, tours were offered at multiple times throughout the day to APSU’s farm.

By ANTHONY IRIZARRY Staff Writer

Mankind’s non-conformist ambition has always served as the fuel that has propelled the growth of countless civilizations, but it has also been the greatest detriment to our overall wellbeing. Because of this innate quality, our species has constantly pushed itself to develop and sophisticate our existence through not only the refinement of language and culture, but the constant push for technology and industry. With radical global developments comes an even more substantial expense to our planet. In the pursuit of our collective interests, we continue to deplete what are increasingly scarce natural resources. Last week, APSU held its annual Sustainability Week with hopes of instilling collective campus awareness. “Sustainability is important because it affects everyone, and it is something we should all be aware of and be cognizant of ways we can improve our surroundings,”

said Melissa Dempsey, the coordinator of Programs and Special Events for Student Affairs. Last week marked the event’s in a row of existence. The members of Student Affairs are hoping to have another Sustainability Week during Spring 2011 and next fall. Regarding the goal of Sustainability Week, Dempsey explained, “The goal is education and awareness. Students can engage in sustainable lifestyles on many levels including some as simple as bringing recyclable grocery bags to the supermarket instead of using the plastic bags, or they can visit the local farmers market for their produce, or they could make the decision to purchase their next car with hybrid, electric or other sustainable options.” The events held were comprised of the local Farmers Market offering their support on Tuesday, Oct. 26, where vendors came to sell a large spectrum of homemade items including baked goods, pumpkins and various items of clothing. On Thursday, Oct. 28, Jenkins and Wynne contributed by setting up the Sustainable Car Show, displaying several eco-friendly

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At APSU’s farm on Wednesday, Oct. 27, Sudbrink examines seperated oil.

At the Sustainability Car Show on Thursday, Oct. 28, several hybrid cars were exhibited.

automobile models. The biggest turn out occurred during the heavy downpour of a tornado-warning laden Tuesday, Oct. 26. The grey skies and bitter cold weren’t enough to dampen the spirits of the local Farmer’s Market. The vendors relocated from the MUC plaza and set their goods just outside Einstein Bros’ Bagels. The MUC floor was adorned with the elaborate and colorful shops of merchants who had came to APSU to support the cause of sustainability. Among them was the owner of Sugar Lane Cupcakery, Mary Beth Newman, whose gold-spun hair, flower-pattern dress and warm smile carried the wholesome qualities of the reminiscent feel-good ’50s. She elaborated on her personal contributions to the cause of environmental responsibility, “Well, I make sure to recycle at home. Even my child’s school has recycling receptacles, so he’s starting to learn the importance of the cause.” Greg Jones, a member of the Students Organized to Advance Renewable Energy,

known as SOARE, also contributed to the cause as he and the rest of organization members sold produce. “The proceeds from this event will be going straight to SOARE. Afterward, we’re going to decide if we’re going to use the proceeds to hold some events we had in mind, or maybe make some T-shirts to help promote sustainability.” Jones elaborated on the origins of the event. “We pay a sustainability fee of $10 a semester, and so the idea of Sustainability Week has been pushed since 2004. That’s one of the goals with SOARE is to make people aware of this fee we all pay, and how we can push for more environmental responsibility here in Austin Peay.” When taking into consideration the environmental atrocities occurring across the globe, it should be clear to the people that sustainability is not a choice that can be shaken off and put aside until relevance smacks us dead in the face, it is an obligation we should meet with utmost diligence. The survival of the future generations takes precedence over our immediate gratification. TAS


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Shriek Week

Students’ given a fright by Student Affairs events

Clairvoyant offers insight

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Bridget Campbell, sophomore art major, gets ready for Halloween with Nancye Eidson’s face painting on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

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Tim Winters, professor of languages and literature, told a ghost story in the library on Thursday, Oct. 26. MATEEN SIDIQ | MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

On Thursday, Oct. 28, Lorraine Warren spoke to the APSU community about her first-hand experience as a paranormal investigator and clairvoyant. After her speech, Warren met with students to talk more in-depth.

By SHAY GORDON Staff Writer

With the tradition of Halloween, many people enjoy taking a special interest in the occult and paranormal. During last week’s Shriek Week, APSU had the opportunity to host a woman that has a first-hand experience with unexplained phenomena that have had people questioning the existence of life after death. On Thursday, Oct. 28, Lorraine Warren spoke to APSU students about her life and career as a paranormal investigator and clairvoyant. Warren and her late husband Ed Warren devoted their lives to helping people who sought answers to the paranormal activity that plagued them. Warren explained that her husband was a well-studied and qualified demonologist and used his knowledge of the afterlife to aid those in need. Warren used her psychic abilities to assist her husband in the identification and type of paranormal incidents that would take place during their investigations. Together, they became internationally recognized in their work in the occult and supernatural. The Warrens gained the most acknowledgment in their investigation of the Amityville Horror case. Warren explained her abilities to students, which include reading people’s auras, sensing entities and interpreting residual energy and spirits in certain areas. Warren also explained that after her husband’s death, she was uncertain

on whether to continue her work in paranormal investigation. However, shortly after his passing, Warren says he gave her a sign on their anniversary that allowed her to feel comfortable to carry on with her contribution to supernatural investigation. Warren also provided a slide show consisting of photos from some of her most gripping cases. The photos consisted of smoke-like figures of spirit energy, ectoplasm, images of entities as well as some on-site photos of the Amityville investigation. Warren also shared a video of the exorcism of a troubled farmer in physical pain at the priest’s prayers. The short video left the audience horrified to see the man’s saliva turn to blood when it hit his shirt. As the video continued, the man’s demeanor changed to a gaunt, unblinking specimen of pure evil. Students looked on in terror as Warren explained the man would repeat the prayers backwards to the priest in Latin. Warren wrapped up her strange and startling presentation by allowing a question and answer session to students. Many students asked Warren about personal instances of strange phenomena in which Warren offered personal advice. After the question session, students met with Warren to continue discussions of the occult. Warren wished to leave APSU students with the evidence of life after death. One thing is for certain: Warren gave an up close and personal experience for students, as well as a closer understanding of the supernatural world. TAS

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“The Mad Hatter,” conducted the Percussion Ensemble at their concert on Friday, Oct. 29.

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Two trombones play at the Percussion Ensemble Concert on Friday, Oct. 29.


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87 student organizations hand out candy at G.H.O.S.T.

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87 student organizations gave candy outside the MUC, in front of Harvill Hall and around the steeple on Sunday, Oct. 31 at G.H.O.S.T. Hundreds of children and adults came to campus to take part in the annual event sponsored by SGA.


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Lady Govs close regular season, 13-5

MATEEN SIDIQ | MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

Above: Freshman Joceline Quiceno goes right to move away from the Jacksonville State defender Friday, Oct. 8. Quiceno is one of the keys to APSU newfound winning ways. Below: Freshman Tatiana Ariza kicks the ball in the back of the net and past the goalie for the score, Friday, Oct. 8.

By ANTHONY SHINGLER Senior Staff Writer

After clinching their spot in the OVC Tournament last weekend against Tennessee Tech, the APSU Lady Govs took care of business against future Ohio Valley Conference foe SIUEdwardsville, Sunday, Oct. 31. in a 2-1 win to close out the regular season. “With the number of players we had out today, this is a really good win for us,” head coach Kelley Guth said. “We had a chance to get some players on the field and give them some experience today. They did really well and that’s a great sign. Going into the tournament, we are counting on some players stepping up.” The Lady Govs jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when Tatiana Ariza found the back of the net for the ninth time this season off an assist from her sister Natalia Ariza in the 17th minute. A few minutes later, Natalia Ariza blasted home a penalty kick for a 2-0 lead in the 25th minute. The goal was her fourth of the

season and second in two games. “The biggest thing in this game was for us to make sure we were attacking out of the midfield and making them defend,” Guth said. “We wanted to do a better job of reading defenders and finding the final pass for execution. We did a better job of that today.” SIU-Edwardsville would find stride in the 90th minute by a strike from Chelsey Johnston from Ashley Davidson. But it was too little to late. SIUEdwardsville (8-7-1) will be joining the OVC in the 2011 season. During the 2010 season, they mustered a few wins against Murray State, Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Illinois. “They’ve had a very good year and are going to be great competition coming into the conference,” Guth said. “This is a big win on the road and it gives us some added confidence going into the tournament.” With this game coming before the conference tournament, Guth used the

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game as an opportunity to rest key Lady Govs who were injured, as well as emphasize set pieces. That focus on set pieces led to the set up of the game’s first goal, when freshman

Tatiana Ariza scored from a corner kick from freshman Emily Kink. “We moved Emily to the back today,” Guth said. “She played 90 minutes at outside back and did very well. For

her as a freshman to make that move, she really stepped up and was solid all day. Joceline and Natalia played excellent in the midfield for us today also.” APSU returns to action

when the 2010 OVC Championship kicks off at Morehead State, Thursday, Nov. 4. APSU will go on to face Murray State at 8 p.m and the winner faces Southeast Missouri. TAS

Lady Govs continue streak with 2 wins Lady Govs post 2nd 20-win season By DAVID SCHERER Staff Writer

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Junior Ilyanna Hernandez gets high for the clean serve Saturday, Oct. 30. Hernandez currently has 287 kills and 21 aces for the regular season.

In her best match of the season, senior Jessica Mollman recorded 20 points as the Lady Govs volleyball team was able to record a four set victory over Jacksonville State Friday, Oct. 29, in the Dunn Center. Jacksonville State was able to open the match with a hard fought first set win which had eight lead changes and 14 ties. Neither of the two teams led by more than three points but in the end the Gamecocks were able to notch four kills at the end and win the set.

The next two sets featured APSU’s nationally ranked service game, currently third nationally with service aces, where the Lady Govs were able to add 13 more to their total. In both sets they were able to lead wire-to-wire. According to APSU Sports Information, Coach Haley Janicek believed this pattern is key to not only the present but the future as well. “I believe the entire season we’ve seen a trend that we’re really successful when we serve well. The first thing we addressed is going after it behind the line, especially when the other team is passing well against us. We made that adjustment really quick and it paid off.” On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Lady Govs were able to record their third consecutive 20 win campaign by defeating Tennessee Tech in three sets. APSU completely dominated the first two sets,

taking the lead for good in the first at 6-5 and leading the second wire to wire. Mollman had another very impressive day, recording a .421 attack percentage in addition to 10 kills, five blocks and two service aces. It was her third straight match with 10 kills or more. Sophomore Nikki Doyle also was a key cog in the Lady Govs machine and recorded 10 kills herself. The Lady Govs only needed 43 kills to win the match, and finished with a .269 attack percentage. This 20-win season marks their third straight. The most remarkable thing about this short streak is the fact that they have been able to do it all under different coaches. This weekend marks the final road weekend of the regular season for the Lady Govs when the Lady Govs visit Eastern Illinois at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. TAS


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FANTASY FOOTBALL JOURNAL | SEASON 4

Scherer extends win streak to 5 By MARLON SCOTT Senior Staff Writer

Upsets and key players with bye weeks have some members of the league making hard choices. “The scramble begins. Do you drop someone of importance for a one week fling? Nah, hang on to them like a good girlfriend,” said Joe Mills, owner of The Mills Effect. “This should shake up the league a little.” Meanwhile, the landscape of the NFL appears to change week to week, making consistent producers to valuable to trade and a constant search for the sleeper who will score 30 points. Which quarterback is going to start in Phillidelphia and Tennessee? What is wrong with the Cowboys and the Bengals? How did the Oakland Raiders get to 4-4? These are just a few of the questions driving fantasy players crazy, including members of The All State league. As of press time, Monday, Nov. 1, only five weeks remain to figure out some answers and make a move to get momentum for the playoffs.

Week 8 Results

Still sitting at the top

after seven weeks, David Scherer, theRook, made sure everyone knew he was planning to stay there. “I am really hoping to have some sort of a competition this week. Shingler is the only one, besides a fluke effort by Mr.D in week 2, to come anywhere near me. The view from the top of the mountain is a sweet one, and I can’t wait to ascend even higher,” Scherer said. “Senor Mills is going be T-O-A-S-T! And then, the matchup of the year: TheRook vs. The FoolKillers. Who am I kidding? It’s going be yet another shellacking at my hands. Good luck.” For once, Scherer may have spoken to soon. As the Monday, Nov. 1, night game approached Scherer led by less than 10 points with all of his players finished playing. Meanwhile, The Mills Effect still had Houston quarterback Matt Schaub yet to play who is projected to earn over 16 fantasy points against the Indianapolis Colts. TheRook may get just his second loss of the season. Conversely, it is clear after a two week winning streak Marlon Scott and his FoolKillers were thoroughly beaten by Devon Robinson’s G.O.O.D team. It is the

second time this season Robinson has laid out Scott like Mike Tyson in his prime. “I am not sure which is worse, losing to TheRook or Robinson? All I know is that every time they beat me a little piece of my faith in the universe dies. The fabric of reality can only take so much before it tears irreparably,” Scott said. In the last matchup of the week, David Davenport’s Hut One Hut Two! had a slight lead over Anthony Shingler’s Falconcoach1. However, Davenport will lose for the second week in the row if the Colt’s wide receiver, Reggie Wayne has a big night. If Shingler wins and TheRook loses, Shingler will gain some ground and be only one game behind. Then, Robinson would end up right behind Shingler and only two games back. Meanwhile, a Mills win with both Scott and Davenport losing will leave all three of them tied at 3-5 on the bottom half of the league.

Bragging Rights

Although it only takes one win to earn the right to smash an opponent’s ego in fantasy football, one of the unique features of TAS league is it only has six

BCS Top 25 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Oregon Auburn TCU Boise State Utah Alabama Nebraska Oklahoma Wisconsin

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

LSU Ohio State Missouri Stanford Michigan State Arizona Iowa Oklahoma State Arkansas

19. South Carolina 20. Miss. State 21. Baylor 22. Virginia Tech 23. Nevada 24. Florida State 25. NC State

members. As a result, each member faces each other head-to-head multiple times. Thus, clear dominance and rivalries can be established. As of week seven, here are the numbers that prove who should be mocking others with impunity and who should be bowing in supplication. Scherer has defeated everyone at least once. He has played both Shingler and Davenport twice. Davenport is the only league member to beat him so far. Shingler loss to Scherer both times. Ruling: Scherer has earned the right to talk as much trash as he wants to everyone in the league, especially Shingler, who he could make wear a dress. Shingler has defeated Davenport, Mills and Scott. He is tied with Robinson 1-1, but has loss twice to Scherer. Ruling: Shingler can not make direct eye contact with Scherer. He would have to flip a coin with Robinson for the right to the first piece of a cake, but could easily take the largest piece of the cake from Davenport, Mills and Scott. Robinson has defeated Mills and split (1-1) with both Shingler and Scott. He has loss to both Davenport and Scherer.

Ruling: If Robinson said jump only Mills would have to ask how high. He, Shingler and Scott can sit at the same table for lunch, but if Davenport or Scherer come by looking for lunch money he would have to give it up. Davenport has defeated Robinson and split (1-1) with Mills and Scherer. He has loss both Shingler and Scott. Ruling: Davenport could charge everyone a dollar just because he is the only person to beat theRook. However, he would have to pay Shingler and Scott back. Mills has been a victim to everyone in the league at least once. He has bounced back against Davenport and Scott. Ruling: Mills should be carrying everyone’s luggage and only Davenport and Scott are obligated to tip him. Scott has defeated Davenport and split (1-1) with Mills and Robinson. He has loss to both TheRook and Shingler Ruling: Scott has tickets to the game and can sit club level with Robinson and Mills. Davenport would buy Scott some popcorn. Scott can’t visit the VIP area with Scherer and Shingler. TAS

Fantasy Football Rankings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

The Rook FalconCoach1 The G.O.O.D team Hut one Hut Two!! The FoolKillers The Mills Effect

11 Lady Govs sixth-place at OVC Championship Sports Information

Junior Janelle Avery and freshman Xiamar Richards finished among the top 25 to lead the APSU Women’s Cross Country team to a sixthplace finish at the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Cross Country Championships, Saturday, Oct. 30, at Southern Hills Golf Course. Avery finished the five-kilometer course in 19:53.85 and finished 24th. Richards followed immediately in 25th with a time of 19:56.31. Eastern Kentucky’s Katherine Pagano won the women’s championship with a time of 18:23.00. Their finishes led APSU to a sixth-place tie with host Tennessee Tech, both teams finishing with 181 points. It was the best finish by a Lady Govs team in the championship since 2002 when they also were sixth. Eastern Kentucky placed all of its top five runners among the top 10 to win the team championship with 20 points. Freshman Kendra Kirksey followed Avery and Richards with a 32nd-place effort, finishing the course in 20:17.36. Freshman Miranda Weed was next in 51st, while sophomore Alyssa Molnar’s 56th-place run rounded out the Lady Govs scoring five. Completing APSU’s effort at the championship were freshmen Kayla Satterly (70th), freshman Megan Barbarotto (73rd) and freshman Shannon Christian (74th).


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sports Govs Basketball Roster No. 3 Caleb Brown No. 4 Marcel Williams No. 5 Tyrone Caldwell No. 10 Will Triggs No. 11 Thomas Greer No. 12 Tyshwan Edmond. No. 14 Alton Williams No. 20 Melvin Baker No. 21 John Fraley No. 23 Josh Terry No. 24 Joe Harms No. 25 Anthony Campbell No. 32 Justin Blake No. 33 Matt Hasse

STUDY GUIDE

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Preseason All-OVC Ivan Aska, Murray State Anthony Campbell, APSU* Isaiah Canaan, Murray State* Kenneth Faried, Morehead * Demonte Harper, Morehead B. J. Jenkins, Murray State Tyler Laser, Eastern Ilinois* Isaac Miles, Murray State* Kevin Murphy, Tenn. Tech Nick Murphy, Jacksonville St. Justin Stommes, Eastern Ky. *- Campbell, Faried, Canaan and Laser were selected on the All-OVC team last season.

Preseason OVC Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Top right : Junior shooting guard Tyshwan Edmondson pushes away from junior point guard to make an offensive play. Edmondson is one of three junior college transfers this season. Bottom left : Freshman Thomas Greer drives past junior forward Anthony Campbell to drive towards the basket. Campbell was selected on the Preseason All-OVC team.

Murray State Morehead State Eastern Illinois APSU Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech Tennessee State Jacksonville State Southeast Missouri UT Martin

Bottom right: Junior center John Fraley leaps for the goal and dunk. Fraley finished second last season in rebounds right behind possible NBA draft pick Kenneth Faried.

New players, high expectations meet the Govs THE PAST Despite winning only three of their last seven games, the Govs had earned a spot in the OVC tournament and a first round game at home. All the Govs fans in attendance were stunned to silence Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Dave Aaron Arena when Tennessee Tech’s Kevin Murphy made a 3-pointer with six seconds left in the game for the win. It was the first time the Govs had been eliminated in the first round of the OVC Tournament in four seasons. It was the final game for the Govs leading scorer, Wesley Channels. “(Our defensive effort) was bad. They shot 62 percent in the second half. We’re not what we needed to be defensively and we missed free throws,” said head coach Dave Loos. “It’s frustrating and I know it is for these kids too. It’s been that way, up and down, the whole year. It’s disappointing.”

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Caleb Brown is the only senior on the 2010-11 Govs basketball team. He is one of six players returning to play this season, including juniors Anthony Campbell and John Fraley. Fraley was second in the OVC in rebounds behind OVC Player of the Year, Morehead’s Kenneth Faried. He averaged 7.8 rebounds per game, 8.8 in OVC games. Campbell was the second leading scorer on the team. He averaged 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Govs have seven new members including three junior college transfers: 6 ft. 7 in. Melvin Baker, 6ft. 4in. Tyshawn Edmonson and 6 ft. 5 in. Josh Terry. The Govs were picked to finish fourth in the preseason OVC poll of conference coaches and sports information directors. Murray State was voted first, Morehead State second and Eastern Illinois third. Campbell was voted on to the preseason All-OVC team. “We were picked in the middle and generally that means people don’t know whether you’re good or bad,” Loos said. “I can understand that because we’ve got seven new members on our team. Our challenge is to bring that all together. We think our newcomers are certainly promising. On the other flip side, we’ve got six returning players that all played significant minutes.”

The Govs first preseason game will be at home Thursday, Nov. 4, against Central Missouri. The season officially begins for the Govs Friday, Nov. 12, on the road at St. Louis. The Govs will play their first conference game on the road Sunday, Nov. 12, against Southeast Missouri. They will not play their first home game until Tuesday, Dec. 7, against Lipscomb. Two of the Govs games will be broadcast on ESPNU this season. The first will be the Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 game at Murray State. The second will be two weeks later on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Tennessee State. The OVC tournament format has been changed this season. Instead of playing at campus sites, all eight tournament eligible teams will play at the Municipal Arena in Nashville. In addition, the tournament format has added more byes. The first round will feature the fifth ranked team against number eight and the sixth ranked team against number seven. The third and fourth seeds will have quarterfinal byes and the top two seeds will have byes in the semifinals. The new format provides a greater reward for the teams who finish the regular season one and two.

Govs fall to winless Panthers to extend losing streak By DEVON ROBINSON Sports Editor

For the fifth consecutive week, the Govs streak continues — losing streak that is. APSU lost to another slumping Ohio Valley Conference member, Eastern Illinois, 28-10, Saturday, Oct. 30. Four key turnovers were the product of the lop-sided loss in Charleston, Ill. Running backs Terrence Holt and Ryan White each had 100-yard plus rushing games, but it was not enough to keep Eastern Illinois at bay. Holt garnered 130 yards on 16 carries, while White had 107 yards on 26 carries. It was the second 100yard game for both of the explosive running backs. Though the Govs used efficient ground play to gnaw at the Panthers, they needed to be efficient in other areas of play. Govs sophomore quarterback Jake Ryan threw only 63 yards, connecting with someone just 8 times the entire game. This does

not include the yards he gave to EIU when he threw an interception to Panthers’ Nick Nasti that went for 37 yards. Ryan has not thrown for more than 100 yards since the loss against Southeast Missouri Saturday, Oct. 16. On three of the four touchdowns, the Panthers used the Govs’ turnovers to score on the ensuing drive. The Panthers owe much of their offensive success to freshman quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who threw for three touchdowns against APSU. Garoppolo dissected the Govs’ shaky pass defense with 219 yards through the air. APSU freshman Tyreon Clark was able to stop Clark on one occasion with an interception in the fourth quarter. The Govs did not use the interception to their advantage, as they fumbled the ball on the following drive. Sophomore Stephen Stansell put APSU on the

board first with a field goal in the first quarter. Stansell aids in the improvement of the kicking game that has been the sore spot for the Govs the previous three seasons. While the kicking game was on the rise, the normally stingy APSU defense is absent this season as well as consistent efficiency on the offensive side of the ball. EIU was winless before they defeated the Govs. This is following a season where the Panthers reached post-season play with an 8-4 record. The Panthers just could not find the magic they had last season as they struggled to find consistency on both sides of the ball. The loss means this is the third straight losing season for the Govs since they joined scholarship play. The Govs currently post a 2-6 season record, with only a single win in OVC play. APSU only converts 36 percent of their third down

DALWIN CORDOVA | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Junior Amius Smith attempts to tackle the Cumberland opponent, Thursday, Sept. 2.

conversions and lose 63.4 yards per game to the cost of penalties. Even with these errors, the Govs looked like they were proving offensively throughout the season; it was

the young defense showing its face as they allowed 30-plus points in five of their six losses. The Govs continue the regular season schedule with a game against

cross-state rival, UT Martin, Saturday, Nov. 6. The Govs have not defeated the Skyhawks since the 2007-2008 season, APSU won the contest 17-14. TAS

Wendnesday, Nov. 3, 2010  

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