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The search is on

Presidential Search Committee meets to discuss process for recommending presidential candidates

Members Emily Reynolds, Darrell Freeman, Robert Thomas and John Morgan at the Presidential Search Committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 17. PRINCESS ANDRES | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER News Editor

The Presidential Search Committee met Monday, Feb. 17, to discuss the process of selecting nominees for the next APSU president. The purpose of the committee is advisory, meaning the members will collectively pick three to five satisfactory candidates to send to Chancellor John Morgan, who will choose one name to send to the Tennessee Board of Regents. TBR can either accept or deny the chosen candidate. If the board accepts the candidate, this person becomes the university president. “I expect this new committee to do every bit as good a job as we did last time,” Robert Thomas, committee chair said. Thomas was on the search committee that nominated President Tim Hall. Since the search is confidential for applicants – a recent change – this meeting was the last open meeting to the public. TBR has posted a proposed timeline on their website for the process of hiring a new president. By Friday, March 14, the search committee will meet to begin reviewing candidates’ applications. On Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1, the search committee will meet to begin the first round of interviews. The finalists will be selected to visit campus on Wednesday, April 16. From Monday, April 28, to Friday, May 2, finalists will visit the campus for the second round of interviews with the search committee and will participate in “campus forums.” Committee members will “gather feedback from constituents” during this process. Morgan is expected to meet with committee members to make the final selection for recommendation to TBR “within a few weeks after the campus visits.” When asked to recap the discussion of criteria for the next

APSU president, Thomas said the candidate should “keep doing what President Hall has been doing for the last seven years.” Morgan said he expects the committee to find a number of candidates who are appropriate for the position by the end of the spring semester in order to fill Hall’s position for the fall



The candidate should ‘keep doing what President Hall has been doing for the last seven years.’ ” — Robert Thomas, search committee chair

semester. “I think there is time, realistically, to have someone in the position,” Morgan said. Thomas agreed with Morgan’s statement and said there is “no rush to fill the seat until we are satisfied.” If the committee does not find a “satisfactory” candidate before the fall 2014 semester, an interim president will be appointed while the committee continues searching for a permanent candidate. In a faculty senate meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, Hall said he expects an interim president to be hired for a brief period. Hall told faculty senators he hopes a faculty member will fill the interim position so the university can continue to run

“smoothly.” Hall’s last day as APSU President will be Friday, May 9. According to Morgan, Tennessee State University had an interim president for two years. Morgan said the committee’s interest is “getting the right president for this institution for the next generation.” “This job is very attractive compared to previous years. APSU is out there now … Tennessee schools are the leading edge of innovations and expectations,” Thomas said in response to inquiries about the national recognition APSU has been receiving in recent semesters. The University of Memphis is also currently undergoing a presidential search. According to Betty Asher, the search in Memphis will not affect APSU because “they are different institutions.” Asher works for Greenwood/Asher & Associates, the firm leading the presidential search. Toward the end of the meeting, Thomas told members “reading these résumés is very time consuming.” Thomas also told members to “think carefully” while reviewing the applications. “The very best candidates will show up at the last minute,” Asher said. “It’s human nature.” A public forum, where faculty and staff spoke about the characteristics important to them in the next APSU president, was held before the presidential search committee met. “The kind of human being you hire must be a good person … Hall always had an open-door policy,” Mickey Wadia, English professor, said. “I didn’t have to go through a gauntlet of people to get through to his office.” Geology professor, Jack Diebert, talked about Hall’s interactions with faculty members. “He listened to faculty and took action,” Diebert said. “He wasn’t a big manager. He was a leader.”


Anti-homosexual legislation SGA proposes bill to re-fund The All State, votes Moseley circulate in multiple states » By DAVID HARRIS Staff Writer

Recently, there have been several anti-gay legislations and court rulings on same-sex marriage in the U.S. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Kansas House of Representatives passed Bill 2453. The bill would have given anyone the right to refuse service to “any domestic partnership or marriage not recognized by the State” if it would violate their religious beliefs. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Senate Vice President Jeff King (R) put a stop to the bill indefinitely. It also would have allowed employers to fire employees and stores to deny selling goods to people based on their sexual orientation. Hotels could throw out or deny the entry of same-sex couples under order of the bill. Businesses such as theatres and restuarants could turn away same-sex couples at the door. Additionally, any same-sex couple who sued could have not only lost, but been forced to pay the fee of their opponent’s attorney.

The same day, a similar enactment, Senate Bill 2566, was withdrawn from the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would have permitted businesses in Tennessee to deny service to same-sex couples. Tennessee is still one of several states that does not recognize same-sex marriage. Jess Brundige, public relations officer of the Gay Straight Alliance at APSU, criticized the anti-gay bills. “Some critics say this is an issue that should be put on ballots instead of decided in the courts, but I think the rights of the minority should not be left to the whims of the majority,” Brundige said. While Tennessee and Kansas are now cleared of pending anti-gay legislation, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill on Thursday, Feb. 20, that gives business owners the right to assert their religious beliefs by not serving homosexuals. Other states facing anti-gay legislation proposals are South Dakota, Idaho, Ohio, Oklahoma and Mississippi. Last June, the Supreme Court ruled they


for Distinguished Faculty

Senators during an SGA meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19. PRINCESS ANDRES | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

» By LAUREN COTTLE News Editor

Senators Daniel Pitts and Benjamin Pafford submitted Resolution No. 18 at the Student Government Association meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, to refund and advertise in The All State for the 2014-2015 academic year, and John Moseley was voted as Distinguished Faculty. The SGA passed Act No. 2 in

a meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013., which took action to “withhold all funding for The All State for an entire academic year because of issues that have happened this past semester.” An editorial piece was published during the spring 2013 semester criticizing the SGA for lack of action during the semester. Reporters from The All State



The All State was named the Fourth Best College Newspaper of 2013 at the 2014 Southeast Journalism Conference held from Thursday, Feb. 20 to Saturday, Feb. 22 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The top three college newspapers for 2013 in order from first to third are Georgia State University, the University of Alabama and Mississippi State University. Arkansas State University and Tennessee State University tied for ninth place. The University of North Alabama and Samford University tied for eighth. There was a three-way tie for fifth place between Georgia College and State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of South Alabama. The All State earned four other awards at the conference. Christy Walker, former cartoonist for The All State, was ranked number one Artist/Illustrator in the South for News-Editorial cartoons. David Hoernlen ranked number three in the South for News/Graphic Illustration. Conor Scruton ranked number nine for Page Layout and Josh Vaughn ranked number nine for News Photography. APSU will be the host location for SEJC in 2016. Student journalists Katelyn Clark, Joshua Stephenson, Jennifer Smith and Lauren Cottle from The All State competed in the categories of News Writing, Sports Writing, Current Events and Copy Editing for the 2014 SEJC. Lindsey Bassett from The Monocle competed in Page Layout. SEJC is a journalism conference held annually since 1987. Up to 44 other colleges and universities annually compete at this conference, which includes competitions for print, broadcast and advertising. At the most recent conference, over 440 total entries were submitted to 30 categories. SEJC has two purposes, dating back from the first conference. These two purposes are to encourage greater interest in student journalism and to create closer ties among journalism schools in the Southeast. The All State was also named fourth place at the 2011 SEJC. The All State ranked ninth in the South for college website in 2012. SEJC has been held at Tennesse e universities multiple times since its creation. In 1988, it was held at Middle Tennessee State University. SEJC has also been held at Belmont, Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee at Martin and Union University. TAS


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Closets are for clothes, not people



Same-sex couples could be denied some social services based on religious or personal beliefs Guest Writer

Deep in the Bible Belt, many Tennesseans value religion and stand firm in their faith. With this stronghold on faith comes standards and guidelines that determine how to approach particular controversial issues. Aside from religion, however, common sense and courtesy play into approaching controversial issues. This week, Kansas’ Republican House Legislatures proposed a bill that could deny same-sex couples service based on the service provider’s viewpoint on same-sex relationships and provide protection to providers who wish not to serve same-sex couples based on their religious or personal beliefs. According to CNN, Kansan equality rights activists are dismayed their state legislature would try to enforce this type of discrimination against same-sex couples. Same-sex civil unions are not legal in Kansas. However, a concession applying to non religious services indicates service providers could deny service to a gay person, but another service provider could come to the aid of the customers.

The bill in Kansas was overturned, as both parties held their own viewpoints on same-sex relationships, but they all agreed on ending discrimination instead of condoning it. Kansas is not the only state to propost this law, Arizona is also making strides to getting the bill approved. According to Taylor Bedwell, a senior biology major, “This is definitely a way of increasing discrimination. It’s kind of crazy that someone would think to pass a law refusing service to someone based solely on who they love.” This is discrimination and while it allows citizens the right to choose who they serve, by working in a service industry you make the decision to serve everyone who approaches you with the same intent and quality. Discrimination has run rampant in our society, and it doesn’t create itself. Discrimination is taught and passed on from one person to the next, until what is no longer the “norm” becomes abnormal and wrong. Standing up for your morals and values should be done in a classier way than treating others as though they aren’t human for having a different lifestyle than you.



“I personally do not believe that people should discriminate against others based on their beliefs,” said Kelly Wombacher, a freshman nursing major. America is a melting pot of all types of people who don’t always agree with each other. Just because someone lives differently doesn’t mean they should be denied service from the public service industry. Everyone is human, and everyone should be taught from childhood to treat others the way they want to be treated. Laws like the one in Kansas are being passed to promote discrimination. This is not promoting people equally. However, the bill caused massive uproar. Discrimination is out of control and for state legislatures to create bills allowing discrimination is inhumane and un-American. Being a leader means treating every single person the same. Denying gay people service in any way is wrong and hurtful, and it continues a trend of discrimination. TAS

Discrimination has run rampant in our society, and it doesn’t create itself.”

Conflict prevention could decrease homicide acts » By CHELSEA LEONARD Staff Writer

Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old Floridian, was killed outside of a gas station in Jacksonville after being asked to turn his music down. Davis was in an SUV with friends making a pit stop at a gas station, when Michael Dunn, 45, allegedly asked him to lower the volume of his stereo. This turned into a verbal sparring that ended with Dunn firing several shots into the vehicle as the boys attempted to escape. A jury was deadlocked on a first-degree murder charge but convicted Dunn of second-degree attempted murder, according to USA Today. The situation has been compared to highly-publicized Trayvon Martin case, as both were adoloscent black boys. However, Davis’ mother told First Coast News she does not want her son to be remembered as a victim of a hate crime because that would not “honor” Davis. So what is it? An open-and-close case of racism? A reason to tighten our ever-diminishing gun rights? We live in an angry society of selfish individuals who always need

to come out on top. We now must live by the sentiment, “Be careful; if you do not turn down your music because someone else asks, you may get shot.” On the opposite end of the spectrum, why can we not turn our music down if we see it is clearly bothering someone else? Society needs to learn tolerance and acceptance. We will never progress if we keep a “what-best-serves-me” attitude. With that being said, we have to take a look at why someone would feel the need to use a gun in the situation. According to CNN, Dunn claims the boys had a shotgun in the car, a claim he made a month after the incident and which has not held up in court. These boys may not have been perfect angels shot at for “no reason,” and Dunn could have been provoked. According to CBS News, both Thompson and Brunson said it was Davis who escalated the verbal sparring. If Davis had not fueled the argument Dunn had started, he could still be alive. During the argument, Davis said, “I’m tired of people telling me what to do,” according to Leeland Brunson, who was also in the car. This statement echoes the sentiment of every angst teen, and it is unfortunate Davis will never have the opportunity to learn from his

words. But we can. There are other ways to defer a dangerous situation. Davis could have rolled up the window, driven away or gone inside the gas station to cool off. We were taught problem-solving solutions in elementary school and seem to have forgotten them. I do not remember reading, “shoot the kid next to you if he does not do exactly as you say.” We have been conditioned to only care about what we can gain or what we deserve. Perhaps this is why a man would feel entitled to give orders to stranger or to “protect” himself by firing nine shots into a fleeing vehicle. Did Dunn feel genuinely threatened? Was it pride or underlying racism? It is impossible to know for sure. I cannot pretend to be privy to the inner workings of Dunn’s mind, but we do know the facts. Be thankful for the next time you pull up to a gas station without anyone firing into your door because you’re blasting your preferred radio station just a little too loudly. Conflict resolution is a skill many are lacking and desperately need to work on. It is the best way to prevent tragic situations like this one. It could have been me. It could have been you. TAS

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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Guitarfest exemplifies classic talent Reviews of GuitarFest 2014 Master of the lute » By JULIE COLE HULSEY

Staff Writer

The small crowd in the APSU Mabry Concert Hall on Monday, Feb. 17, came to attention as a tall, dark-haired man strode onto the stage. The 2014 GuitarFest — an annual event — kicked off with a performance by Centaur Records’ guitar and lute master Christopher Wilke. Wilke began his set playing a 24-string Baroque lute with a side-curved neck, which took 15 minutes to finish tuning. Wilke has recently given solo recitals at event such as the European Lute Festival in Fussen, Germany, the Lute Society of America Summer Seminar and the Boston Early Music Festival, in addition to repeat appearances with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Original compositions by Wilke are published by Les Productions d’Oz in Montreal, Canada. He has also been a teacher at Marshall University,

Xavier University, the College of Mt. St. Joseph, Northern Kentucky University, Nazareth College, and the State of New York at Geneseo. Wilke began the concert with a light Baroque piece by Johann Hasse, an 18th-century German composer. “Sonata in E-flat Major” has three parts, the second and third being familiar worldwide through re-written church melodies that were here expertly played by Wilke. The third piece was announced as being a change in the program, so Johann Sebastian Bach was swapped for another German composer. Wilke is famous for performing neglected masterworks written for the 24-string lute during the instrument’s turbulent final years and dawning of the 19th century. The work began with a moderately slow and prominent “walking” bassline that Wilke played flawlessly on the lower strings of his lute. The piece then progressed to a livelier allegro movement. After finishing the second composition, Wilke spoke to the audience about his choices of stringed instruments

and the subsequent journeys they have taken him on. Wilke’s choice of music was written by composers from an era one might associate with the rise of the piano. Wilke has been proclaimed a “master of several instruments,” by the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the written original guitar compositions in addition to lute. But, according to Wilke, the lute is an instrument he is very fond of. Because it has 24 strings, the lute is in need of tuning often; after being played — every second or third piece, Wilke explained. The Baroque lute was called simply a “lute” in the 18th century; and it survived into the Classical Period and the 19th century. The latter period was evidenced in Wilke’s performance of Haydn’s five-movement “Divertimento in GMajor.” According to Wilke, it was compared and contrasted for its dense and contrapuntal movements with a Silvius Labus Vice piece written as a cello suite. Wilke played with a passionate flair and delicacy on complex lute pieces. TAS

Duo of wonders HAMILTON Staff Writer

Sophomore chemistry major Jerelyn Carmichael, was just one student in attendance for the AronBerkner Duo’s performance on Tuesday, Feb. 18, was previously unaware of the flute and guitar duo’s work. “I had no idea that the two instruments would sound so good together,” Carmichael said. “They’re both really talented.” Flautist Jane Berkner and guitarist Stephen Aron were in the Mabry Concert Hall as the headliners for GuitarFest’s second of three nights of concerts. Sophomore biology major Dominik Shannon said the performance was a welcome change from the popular music scene of today.

Aron and Berkner have been playing together for more than 10 years, performing arrangements by Aron and new works written for them by Benoit Albert and James Wilding, as well as further contemporary repertoire for flute and guitar by Jose Lezcano and Ricardo Iznaola. Aron originally established himself in the classical guitar world as a “cultivated and musical” performer, while Berkner is an esteemed flutist, recognized for her work as a flute choir director and as a senior lecturer of flute at the UnivFersity of Akron. Guitarest has been a recognized musical event held at APSU more than four years, broadening the idea and interest in the performance of classical music. TAS



That’s the whole point of being a musician. Drawing in people to feel the emotions you play is the challenge of performing. You want them to feel what you are playing.” — Zach Groves, guitar performance major

Playing with the locals » By PAYDEN HALL

Staff Writer

Hosted by the Department of Music, acclaimed guitarist Karl Wohlwend and APSU professor Stanley Yates performed on the final night of GuitarFest 2014 on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Beginning the concert playing solo, Wohlwend chose several Italian pieces for the first part of the evening on a five-course Baroque guitar, a ten-stringed instrument. With a diverse background, Wohlwend’s talents and experiences range from touring the country with acclaimed Irish folk band Knot Fibb’n to coaching jazz and improvisation programs for the Chamber Music Connection. Playing relaxing, complicated pieces on the Baroque guitar was just one way for Wohlwend to demonstrate his skills as a diverse musician. The first part of the performance consisted of pieces from the 17th-century composers Domenico Pelligrini and Giovanni Bottazzari, in addition to the brilliant “Ciaccona”

by Angiol Michele Barolatti. After intermission, Wohlwent was joined by Yates, an APSU professor of music and coordinator of guitar studies as well as an internationally-renowned guitarist. Together, the duo played “Period Arrangement for Two Guitars” by Ferdinando Carulli, a composer from the late 18th and early 19th century, and pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. Due to the impressive qualifications of the players, there were high expectation from the audience. “I am expecting a professional experience,” said freshman Shane Glenn. These expectations were met and even surpassed. The performance consisted of, in the words of guitar performance major Zach Groves, “lots of complex pieces. [It was] very moving.” According to Groves, it is not necessary to be a musician to appreciate the uniqueness of Wohlwend’s and Yate’s presentation.

“That’s the whole point of being a musician,” Groves said. “Drawing in people to feel the emotions you play is the challenge of performing. You want them to feel what you are playing.” Savoring music is not solely reserved for just those educated in the field. Allowing non-musicians to experience the pleasure of music is one of the greatest benefits of having events such as GuitarFest. “This event affects campus life because it helps to integrate music into everyone’s education,” said sophomore healthcare management major Brandi Holloway. “Not everyone is a music major, so it provides an opportunity for others to experience it.” The greatest diversity is often hidden in different kinds of music. When people come to hear music from a different culture, they are engaging in mixture of cultures and ideas. As sophomore Wayne White said, “By bringing music to campus, it incorporates the culture.” TAS

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‘Fail Forward’

Memories of Moseley remain

URec Wellness Expo 12 to 3 p.m. Foy Center HCC International Career and Job Expo in Nashville Depart 3:30 p.m. Event 4:30 to 8 p.m. Trevecca Boone Business Center


Winner of the Distinguished Faculty Award, John Moseley is still remembered by students and faculty at APSU. The death of the beloved communications professor shook the school and the Clarksville community. His obituary can be found on The All State website at TAS

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He was a dedicated and caring faculty member. He always put his students first.”

Friday, Feb. 28 HCC Medical Career Speaker TBD MUC 213

— Mike Gotcher, mass communications professor

We’ve lost such a tremendous man, but we are a better university and community for having Moseley here.”

Monday, March 3 URec Wellness Workshop: Way 2 Fit 11:30 a.m. Foy Wellness Ed room

— Carrie Daniels, women’s basketball head coach


HCC Cafe Controversial 12 to 1 p.m. MUC 213

He was always willing to help ... He went beyond what most people would expect anyone to.”

Wednesday, March 5

SLE Etiquette Luncheon 12:30 p.m. MUC 305 HCC Spanish Game Night 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. MUC 213 To submit onor off-campus events for future Community Calendars, email allstatefeatures@

Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center displayed the artwork of alumna Miesha Arnold for the “Fail Forward” exhibit in February in honor of Black History Month. Her abstract, watercolor artwork will be shown in Clement 120 for the remainder of February. Arnold donated this exhibit to APSU and will be selling other pieces throughout the month. For more photos of the “Fail Forward” exhibit, visit our gallery on The All State website KIERSTEN MCKEETHEN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

He was respectable, honorable and kind hearted.” — Carrie Daniels

‘Fail Forward’ artist talks inspiration, advice » By PAYDEN HALL

Staff Writer

For some people, art is not necessary. However, for people like APSU alumna Miesha Arnold, painting and drawing is as essential to life as colors are for to Arnold’s vibrant works of art. A long-time artist, Arnold donated several of her pieces of to the Wilbur N. Daniel African-American Cultural Center for the month of February. Additionally, — Miesha Arnold, artist the WNDAACC hosted a reception where 12 of Arnold’s pieces were displayed as part of her “Fail Forward” Exhibition. Coming from Arnold’s current home in Billings, Mont., the art display has been a work in progress for some time, according to Arnold. “This is a dream come true,” Arnold said. Arnold said she began painting when she was a child. “I have drawn since I was seven, and I was suffering from depression,” Arnold said. “I took an


WNDAACC Free Lunch and Conversation 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CL 120


ANTSC CoffeeBRAKE 9 to 11 a.m. Woodward Library, MUC 112

— David von Palko, mass communications professor

art class in high school and loved it, but when I came here to college, I had a drawing class with Kell Black. That sealed my love for art.” Arnold graduated from APSU with a bachelor’s degree in studio art and visual communication in 2007. “I had a short stint when I worked for the Internal Revenue Service,” Arnold said. “However, that did not last long, and I quickly moved to a job that suited my need to express myself.” Arnold said Salvador Dali, 20thcentury surrealist painter, is her favorite artist. Dali’s captivating style coordinated with the three themes that influenced “Fail Forward,” according to Arnold. “It’s eclectic,” Arnold said. “This collection is made up of three things: manga, music and movement.” Arnold said that while she does have certain preferences and a favorite artist, she has no specific inspirations. “I don’t know what I’m going to paint until I get started,” Arnold said. Location is essential for her work, however. “My last apartment was stifling for my painting,” Arnold said. “My new one is much better with a view that never fails to inspire me.”

Find a way to make it work. I kept trying to do what I love and now here I am.”


Arnold said she believes that, in order to work best, an artist must enjoy his or her work. “Find a way to make it work,” Arnold said. “I kept trying to do what I love, and now here I am.” TAS

7 Sports

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Lady Govs end losing streak » By COREY ADAMS Staff Writer

Laurel Burroughs runs the bases at Lady Govs field. Lady Govs went 2-3 in the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn.MEAGHAN MALONE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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maining OVC teams. Only four teams have recorded a double-digit total, with Morehead State in second place with 16. The freshman shortstop Gray has committed nine already this season as frustrations continue to pile up. McClure replaced Gray with senior Kevin Corey midway through the third game, and Corey could continue to play if Gray can’t turn things around.

Seniors go 3-for-25 at the plate The talk continues to be about young hit-or-miss the players, but they aren’t the only players struggling. The returning trio of P.J. Torres, Rolando Gautier and Matt Wollenzin went 3-for-25 over the weekend series. As seniors, they have tried to make up for the lack

On Friday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 23, the Lady Governors visited Chattanooga, Tenn., for their second tournament of the year, where they would snap a four-game losing streak, beating Radford University in the opening game of the tournament, 3-1. The Lady Govs took an early lead in the second inning when Kayla Davidson hit a two-run single, bringing in both Mel Pavel and Amanda De Vries to take a 2-0 lead against the Highlanders. The next inning, Lauren de Castro got on base and scored from first on a double hit by Niya Sparks. Freshman Allie Blackwood held Radford to just three hits and a run. However, the hype did not last long, as the Lady Govs fell short to Ohio University 5-2. APSU put up a good fight, getting an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Bobcats retaliated at the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs on four hits. However, the Lady Govs outlasted Campbell University the next day to take the 8-7 win in extra innings. Mel Pavel came through for the Lady Govs, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs during the game. Lauren

of hitting, but, like the rest of the team, have tried to do too much. Wollenzin recorded a pair of hits in the series and Gautier had an RBI, but Torres went hitless in 10 plate appearances. Torres hasn’t had a hit since Saturday, Feb. 15, against Iowa, and a 0-17 slump will certainly take a toll on his confidence.

Lengthy 13-game home stand comes at a perfect time To help the Govs turn things around, they return to Raymond C. Hand Park to play 13 straight games in front of the home crowd. This comes at a crucial time where they need to settle down, get their mindset back on track and prepare for conference play, which is just around the corner, beginning on Friday, March 14. While OVC record is what counts in the end, APSU has to find momentum against non conference teams. TAS

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de Castro was right behind Pavel, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Pitcher Sidney Hooper went six full innings to get her first win of the season. The Lady Govs then faced the University of Toledo. This game did not end in APSU’s favor as they fell short to the Rockets 7-2. During the final game of the tournament, the Lady Govs took a loss to Butler University, 2-1. The team outhit the Bulldogs 6-2, but were not able to piece them up at the right time. APSU took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third with a two-out RBI single by Lauren de Castro, but Butler responded by tying the game at the top of the fourth on a missed throw by catcher Pavel. Butler went on to score one more run in the inning, setting the score for the rest of the game. APSU finished the weekend with two wins and three losses. Senior Castro had 12 hits in 17 at-bats, going 3-for-5 and 2-for-3 in the games won by the Lady Govs. Sophomore Pavel was right behind, going 7-for-16 over the course of the weekend. The Lady Govs return home for a doubleheader against Trevecca Nazarene University Thursday, February 27, before hosting Holy Cross College on Monday, March 3. TAS


Craig Massoni swings at a pitch at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Bat Govs return home for a 13-game home stand after struggling to open the 2014 season, currently sitting at 1-6 on the year. DARRELL SHEFFIELD | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER



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Forward Eric Stutz looks to pass the ball from the middle of the Governors defense. The Govs had no answer for the Colonels as they fell 96-75 and watch their OVC tournament dreams dwindle. MEGHAN MALONE|STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Colonels assault Dunn » By COREY ADAMS Staff Writer

Behind a strong performance from behind the threepoint arch, Eastern Kentucky spoiled APSU’s senior night at the Dunn Center on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Colonels defeated the Govs 96-75 as EKU shot 17-32 from three-point territory, compared to just three makes for APSU. Glenn Cosey nailed eight of his own, finishing with 27 points, while Tarius Johnson found his stroke to rack up 24 points. The seventeen threes allowed by the Govs is the most in a single game this season, an area that has continued to haunt them in 2014. “It usually started with dribble penetration,” said APSU Head Coach Dave Loos. “They were more than willing to make the extra pass and spread you out. Then you have to get in and help on dribble penetration. It’s hard to get out to them.” On Cosey’s performance, Loos said, “He can shoot it.” Cosey tied a Dunn Center record for most three pointers made by an opponent with eight makes from deep. Even with 23 points from senior guard Travis Betran, who played in Clarksville for the final time, the Govs could not match the hot-shooting Colonels. Forward Will Triggs was also honored prior to the game for his four years as a Gov, but didn’t have a major impact by being held to nine points in the paint as EKU put emphasis on defending the posts. Chris Horton finished with 10 points and said the offense’s forced adjustments limited him and

Triggs in the post. “It was real tough because me and Will aren’t effective if it’s not really going inside,” Horton said. “Especially Will. All of his buckets come from inside. He primes on that, and if he can’t get inside, it’s not going to be a good night for him.” Early in the first half, the Govs trailed by nine points, but led a charge with five minutes remaining to take the lead with a three-pointer by Betran and a two-handed dunk by Horton. But a couple of threes by EKU put them back on top, 40-34 at the half. The Govs actually shot at a higher percentage than EKU in the first half, but with eight threes, the Colonels established themselves early as a threat from downtown. The deficit became 15 in just five minutes as Cosey scored 12 points. Turnovers also took a toll on the Govs, who committed 20, which Betran said was a result of lack of confidence. While three consecutive losses don’t help the Govs’ chances of reaching the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, which features the top eight teams, APSU isn’t officially out. Two road games remain for the Govs — traveling to Southeast Missouri on Thursday, Feb. 27, before closing out the regular season against UT Martin on Saturday, March 1. For the Govs to punch their ticket to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, they must win both games and get some help from other teams along the way. “We’re still mathematically in this thing,” Loos said. “Going into tonight, we had to win two out of our last three, and we have two left. We’re still hanging on.” TAS

Top: Senior guard Travis Betran looks over the defense in his last home game. Bottom: Senior forward Will Triggs attempts a rebound. MEGHAN MALONE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

MIAMI — LeBron James watched from the bench in a stylish gray suit, and with the game deadlocked at halftime, he took off his necktie. Soon the tie on the scoreboard was gone, too. Stout defense plus Chris Bosh’s outside shooting and a boost from Miami’s reserves helped the Heat overcome the absence of their MVP on Sunday to beat the Chicago Bulls 93-79. “We were missing a pretty big man,” Dwyane Wade said. “There’s nothing we can do to replace the best player in the world, but we just had to go out there and play team basketball on both ends of the floor.” James was a late scratch after he broke his nose in Thursday’s win at Oklahoma City, and his teammates picked up the slack. Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden replaced James for his first NBA start since December 2009, and reserves Chris Andersen, Michael Beasley and Ray Allen helped the Heat pull away in the second half. “You don’t want to see guys out,” said coach Erik Spoelstra, who earned his 300th career victory. “But when guys are out, I’m always curious to see how you respond as a team. We’ve have several of these games that could have been excuse games, but guys have stepped up.” Bosh tied a career high with four 3-pointers and had 28 points and 10 rebounds. Wade added 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while Mario Chalmers contributed 12 points and nine assists. “We’re starting to put it together defensively,” Bosh said. “We got off to a slow start early in the season, but I think right now we’re starting to get it, starting to click.” Like the Heat, the Bulls were also short-handed, with starter Jimmy Butler a late scratch because of bruised ribs. They shot 36 percent, went 6 for 21 from 3-point range and were called for a 24-second violation at least six times, including twice in a row. Joakim Noah had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks for the Bulls, who had won five in a row. “Those guys have ended our seasons a lot,” Noah said. “You’ve got to hate playing those guys, and every time we play them our intensity has to

be high. We did it in spurts, it wasn’t good the whole time, and that’s what’s disappointing.” Miami, playing at home for the first time in 20 days, extended its winning streak to five games. Wade sealed the victory by sinking a jumper with less than three minutes left, giving the Heat their first 18-point lead. Earlier two of his points came on free throws after he improvised a backward somersault when fouled hard in the lane. Otherwise there weren’t a lot of acrobatics from the typically high-flying Heat, who shot 42 percent and had only seven fast-break points. Contributing to the workmanlike effort was the 7-foot Oden, playing his 11th game after being sidelined by knee trouble for 3½ years. He had five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes. “Greg was great,” Spoelstra said. “He’s an active player for somebody that big, and he’s very intelligent. He has a good grasp of what we want to do.” The stoic Oden shrugged off the milestone of returning to the starting lineup. “I’m starting to feel a little more comfortable out there, and I think guys are starting to feel more comfortable with me,” he said. “It’s something we can build on. Being able to put me in that starting lineup showed some confidence in me.” James, missing a game for only the second time this season, drew a big ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard during an early timeout. During another timeout in the fourth quarter, when the Heat had built a big cushion, he danced to music blaring over the public address system while his teammates huddled. They scored on seven consecutive possessions during a 16-2 run at the end of the third quarter that put them ahead 65-52. The catalysts were unlikely: In quick succession, Andersen dunked on an alley-oop, Allen hit a runner and Beasley banked home a basket. “It doesn’t matter if LeBron’s out,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They’re a good team. That team has other players. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade — those are All-Stars, too. The bench is deep. That’s a championship team.” TAS

Errors doom Govs baseball while away at Baylor, starts season 1-6 » By COREY ADAMS Staff Writer

A disappointing showing over the weekend of Friday, Feb. 21, to Sunday, Feb. 23, dropped the Bat Govs to 1-6 on the season. At Baylor University, where attendance averaged just under the 2,500 mark, the Bears swept the series with scores of 5-2, 15-1 and 12-1, with the final game being called off after seven innings. Here are five things to take away from the road series:

Help wanted: offense Even in 70-degree weather in Waco, Texas, APSU’s bats remained cold, hitting .129 (11-85) as a team with just three extra-base hits. The lone high point in the hitting category was a 2-for-3 game by Logan Gray in Game 1 as he drove in a pair of runs with a double. Team strikeouts have continued to pile up over the course of the season with 29 over the weekend, and the Govs have the highest total in the Ohio Valley Conference with 78 whiffs. The Govs are trying to do too much with pressure on their shoulders, and it has showed at the plate. Head Coach Gary McClure has played with the lineup by moving players around, but

said last week he won’t make any significant changes. They have the talent. It’s just a matter of overcoming adversity to finally break out.

Lack of run support leads to inconsistent pitching The pitching staff needs run support to feel comfortable on the mound. But with the Govs providing just four runs in three games, it has been rough for pitchers. The weekend starters — Zach Hall, Alex Robles and Ryan Quick — combined to allow 18 hits and 13 walks and just three strikeouts. The Bears had a hit parade in Game 2, racking up 20 hits with 11 surrendered by Robles. None of the three starters lasted longer than five innings, which in turn impacted the bullpen. Only two relievers — Kacy Kemmer and Jared Carkuff — have not allowed runners to cross home plate this season.

Error count: 23 The Govs lead the conference in another category where they don’t want to be at the top: errors. With six errors against Baylor, APSU now has 23 in 2014, which comfortably leads the re-


February 26, 2014  

The February 26, 2014 edition of The All State.