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Financial flaws Dependent status leaves students behind

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What they want is to become declared an independent but the federal government has pretty strict guidelines on that and it’s not just as simple as, ‘My parents won’t help me. —Diana Fairchild

the option to file for status as an independent, the process isn’t easy. “It is very rare, but sometimes we have students who think, ‘Well, I will just go file a petition for a dependency override,” Fairchild said. “What they want is to become declared an independent but the federal government has pretty strict guidelines on that and it’s not just as simple as, ‘My parents won’t help me.’” Students filing for independent status must have extensive documentation proving

his or her legal guardian has not contributed financially in any way. “What happens more than anything is it isn’t a case of a parent being unable, its more unwilling and the federal government says, ‘Well, unwilling isn’t good enough to get someone declared independent,’” Fairchild said. Situations involving parents being incarcerated or missing completely would be prime reasons for filing as an independent, but solid documentation by school counselors or social

workers must be provided. “It’s pretty strict what the law will allow us to do, it’s not a simple thing to get done,” Fairchild said. Fairchild said students who file for independent status are few and far between, but for those who are stuck without the cooperation of their parents, attending Boise State can become an unattainable goal. “I think for the students that find themselves in that situation, it’s really, really, tough,” Fairchild said. “It certainly decreases their options.” Fairchild said becoming independent is difficult because the government tries to prevent families from circumventing the process of submitting financial information that would affect loan amounts. “The reality is, there are a lot of families that are trying to get around those rules and it really hurts those who are truly in need of help,” Fairchild said.

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vices’ Website. In the newsletter, Mayor Bieter mentioned the plan created by the City of Boise and the Idaho Office for Refugees—called the Refugee Resource Strategic Community Plan. It focuses on helping the resettlement of refugees in Boise. “Critical to the planning process was the trust and commitment of the resettle-

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Boise State has been developing ways to get involved with refugee resettlement. In order to help refugees adapt to living in a new home, the Boise community has created an outreach response. One statistic from the Idaho Office for Refugees‘ Website, shows refugee reset-

tlement as a prime concern for Idaho. “In 2012, 686 refugees and special immigrants arrived in Idaho from 20 different countries.” Boise Mayor David H. Bieter wrote a newsletter specifically about this refugee concern that was published on the Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser-

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ment agencies,” Mayor Bieter said. Among these resettlement agencies are the Idaho Office for Refugees, International Refugee Committee (IRC) and Agency for New Americans. Boise State is not a bystander in the community refugee resettlement commitment. Through Boise State’s Service-Learning program, students and faculty partner with resettlement agencies to help refugees. In 2009, Boise State signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Mountain States Group– a part of the Idaho Office for Refugees—solidifying a partnership to help “refugees rebuild successful lives in Southwestern Idaho.” The team created through the MOA is called the Campus Community Refugee Collaboration Team (refugee collaboration team). The team meets regularly to discuss opportunities for students to engage in the Boise refugee community. “What started in 2009 was a big, campus-wide thing that actually came from the pro-

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According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 48.2 percent of undergraduates took out federal financial aid loans to cover the basic costs of tuition. But for those considered dependent according to federal standards, a legal guardians financial information determines the amount of aid offered. “What it does is determine the expected family contribution (EFC) for that student, whether or not the family can afford to pay or are willing to pay,” said Diana Fairchild, Interim Director of Financial Aid. According to Fairchild, this can limit opportunity for students whose parents aren’t helping out with school. “The problem with that is it doesn’t give students enough money.” Fairchild said. For students with parents completely unwilling to submit financial information, federal aid is not an option and the alternatives are few. “They would probably be looking for student loans and honestly that would be pretty tough too because often they will need to have a co-signer,” Fairchild said. “But, honestly it is really difficult if a parent is unwilling to fill out a FAFSA.” Fairchild said parents unwilling to participate in a child’s financial aid application process are generally misinformed about what their financial information is used for. “Filling out a FAFSA doesn’t obligate them to give any money at all to a student,” Fairchild said. “They think by filling it out, they are obligating themselves to pay for something.” Though a student does have

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When FAFSA on the Web asks you whether you are able to provide information about your parents, say no. On the next screen, select the option that says you don’t have a special circumstance but you still can’t provide parent information. The FAFSA explains if your parents don’t support you and refuse to provide information on FAFSA, you may submit your FAFSA without their information. You won’t get federal student aid other than an unsubsidized loan—maybe. You must immediately contact your school’s financial aid office to discuss the possibility of getting an unsubsidized loan. The financial aid office may ask for a written statement from your parents, indicating that they refuse to provide their information on the FAFSA and that they no longer support you. The financial aid office will look at your situation and decide whether you may receive an unsubsidized loan. That decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

vost office…that was bigger than us,” Kara Brascia, director of Service-Learning said. Brascia explained that Service-Learning has taken responsibility for achieving the goals of the MOA. Recently, the Refugee Collaboration Team hosted a panel at Boise State. The intention was to encourage a relationship between staff and faculty and partnering refugee resettlement agencies. Assistant Director for Faculty and Community Engagement for Service-Learning Faith Beyer Hansen, Ed. D., said the panel was “wellreceived, and we hope to do something like that again.” One topic discussed by the panel was how to best use the skills and expertise of the students at the resettlement agencies. One particular Service-Learning program that bridges the gap between Boise State students and refugee agencies is the SL2 program. This allows students to take work-study positions in refugee resettlement agencies. Brascia called these SL2 participants, “on-site assistant volunteer coordinators” for refugee agencies. One of these SL2 students is junior international relations major KaliKai

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DeClements. “I’m a liaison between BSU and IRC, helping them in any way I can to integrate into the community,” DeClements said. “As an SL2, you’re involved in the entire organization, and you get to see all the different aspects of it so it’s more in-depth when you’re an SL2.” This SL2 program is only one part of an extensive refugee partnership at Boise State. In the MOA, one of the goals is to connect Boise State with the community plan referred to by Mayor Bieter in his newsletter. Boise State hopes to connect student and faculty research with the broad Boise community plan. DeClements found the essence of these Service-Learning goals in a student she had last semester. “She was amazing in her efforts. She was working on ways to provide resources to refugees in the community… she created an entire list and then was able to help refugees know about those resources,” DeClements said. “That was the epitome of what a Service-Learning student is—you get passionate about something, you get involved in it and you, just go for it.”

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A whole bunch of things are going to happen to you this week. After you read this horoscope, immediately burn this paper in the nearest trash bin, then use the ashes to paint your face with elaborate designs. These designs will protect you from Lyme disease.

You are the balancing act in other peoples’ lives. You will find a wonderful personal balance this week between binge drinking and unproductive laziness in regards to public affairs.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Can you hear that? It’s your biological clock ticking away. Were you aware that our entire existence is actually devoted to passing on our genetic material to future generations? If children sound like a terrible idea, get a kitty.

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Sometimes you find yourself the recipient of messages from the undead. These ghoulish spirits will begin to send you more health conscious messages this week. Heed them. Who has better health tips than dead people?

Cancer (June 21-July 22): This week you will fall desperately in love with a person from another planet. Somehow, you will become infatuated with their sexy, goo-covered tentacles and huge, cavernous mouth. You will be chained nearby to dance until you die.

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Scorpio kind of sounds like scorpion and man. I hate scorpions. One time, my cousin Ronnie threw one on my shirt and I screamed and brushed it off. All scorpions are dangerous and created by Hitler himself.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22): Check out some historical novels this week for something to do. Try Huckleberry Finn or A Tale of Two Cities. Both novels will bring you back to the golden age where people owned each other and children worked long hours in factories. Good times...

Capricorn (Dec. 23-Jan. 19): Have you even heard of Netflix? YOU HAVEN’T? Cancel all of your meetings, buy two forty-ounce bottles of Old English malt liquor and head for the couch. Drink malt liquor, watch internet television, pass out and repeat.

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Find a hobo and pluck two eyebrow hairs from his magical face. Immediately run home and soak these hairs in cat urine to create a potion that will give you everlasting life. Make sure to consume the potion quickly.

The other day, I observed a man drunkenly urinating on the steps of the Capitol Building. I proceeded to scold him vigorously and nearly smacked his face. If anyone is going to urinate on the structures and values in Idaho, it will be our elected representatives.

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Sorry friend. Things don’t look great this week. You will find your plowing mule has been stolen and you will be forced to use child labor to sow the field for potatoes. Luckily, you will have easy access to cheap children.

Now that the football team has won their first game, maybe you should consider joining a sports team. I would strongly suggest badminton. You have no idea how much blood and shame is involved in a typical match.

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Walter Robb, Co-Ceo of Whole Foods Market, will be featured in the upcoming College of Business and Economics (COBE) Speaker Series on Sept. 6. The series is presented by KeyBank and will be a reoccurring throughout the year and will always be on a Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Skaggs Hall of Learning (room 1301) in the Micron Business and Economics Building. According to Allison Wilde, manager for public relations and communication, COBE is thrilled to have Robb here in Boise.

“I think it’s great to have here because he is a nationally recognized CEO and it is very cool to have him in Boise,” Wilde said. Patrick Shannon, dean of COBE, described the importance of this speaker. “The issue of sustainability is increasingly important to businesses everywhere,” Shannon said. “We have an amazing opportunity to have Walter Robb, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market on campus. Whole Foods Market opened in Boise in November 2012. Boise was so excited for Whole Foods that a series of

tours of the building filled up in hours. In each tour,there was room for 1,200 people. Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 in Mill Valley, CA. He became president of the Northern Pacific Region in 1993 and grew the region from two to 17 stores. Robb was promoted to Executive Vice-President of Operations in 2000. Within a year he became the Chief Operating Officer and then in 2004 he became the Co-President. Robb now oversees six regions and is a member of the Whole Planet Foundation Board of Directors. Robb is also on the Advi-

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sory Board for the Organic Center for Education and Promotion. Some previous speakers in the series include: Jeff Sayer, director of Idaho Department of commerce and Tommy Smith, director of operations for the NBA. The next COBE Speaker Series is tentatively set for Sept. 27.

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Boise State officials have recently begun talk about a proposed program to make it easier for students to graduate. “What the universities are trying to do is come up with a way of students being able to take courses at several universities at once, like College of Western Idaho (CWI) and Boise State and be able to co-enroll essentially,” said Jim Munger Vice Provost for Academic Planning at Boise State. “But that’s in the early stages of discussion.” Though nothing has yet been decided by Boise State administration, talks have centered around the concept that students enrolled in community colleges and two year schools should be able to take classes that are guaranteed to transfer and count toward and existing program on campus. “I was involved in a couple of discussions in which the idea would be that a student could enroll at CWI in the idea that they are enrolling

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early at Boise State so that it would be a very smooth transition to be able to go between the two schools,” Munger said. Munger said transferring credits from Idaho universities hasn’t been a major problem for those recently enrolled at Boise State however, Boise State officials are focusing more on those students looking to transfer credits from two year schools. “It’s quite easy to transfer credits, that’s a straightforward thing if you go to U of I for a year and then come down here, there’s no problem transferring credits,” Munger said. Munger and associates are exploring the options of mass coordination with Idaho schools and those in the immediate northwest to keep enrollment high and make it easier for those pursuing a degree in lower level schools to move forward with confidence. “It would be a much better plan so that when you are taking courses at CWI you know what courses are going toward your Boise State pro-

and notes is an awesome way to remember your subject. This study-practice is especially helpful for new students on campus taking bunches of 101 courses that are definition heavy. Take your studying an extra step and color-code your notecards by chapter or topic. In breaking your giant stack of flashcards into manageable groups of colors you can better plan out your study time, take

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Students may currently share classes but not programs. gram,” Munger said. A shared program would require the coordinated efforts of many schools, a move Munger says will cost money to implement and would require that many basic school necessities for students are covered in the process. “A lot of it is just simply the logistics, you have to make sure the student is covered by financial aid and that whole thing,” Munger said. Besides talks of shared academic programs on campus,

the only way for a transfer student to obtain a degree from Boise State is to transfer credits from another school in hopes those credits matchup with requirements from Boise State. The only thing close to program sharing, at this time, is the sharing of classroom space with the University of Idaho in certain graduate programs on campus. “There is a mechanical engineering program that they have down here, a graduate

program, and I know that sometimes the students both from our program and from their program that are enrolled in each others classes,” Munger said. Though the same material is presented to students in the engineering classroom, students receive degrees from their own school. “But they aren’t shared programs, each has their own individual program but they share some classes,” Munger said.

Talk Nerdy to Me is a technology column written by Derek Deulus to provide technological advice for Boise State community. Are you using cloud storage? If not, you should be. One of the most asked questions I get is “What is the cloud?” In simple terms, the cloud is servers all across the world where web applications and files are stored and accessed. It is basically just a marketing word for the internet. The second question I get is, “How can I use the cloud?” The most common way is for storage. Cloud storage is one of the easiest ways to back up your files, and always keeps that important essay readily available when you need it. No more worrying about where you stored your thumb drive. These services act as a virtual hard drive in the sky where you can keep documents, music, movies, etc. Most of these services have a program you can download onto your PC that create a folder that you can easily drag and drop your files to and from. And because those files are stored on the internet, you can access them easily from any computer or smartphone using either the company’s website or app. There are a number of different services to choose from that all offer different storage sizes, different features, and different pricing (if you choose to add more storage space outside of the free space they provide). My personal favorite is Skydrive by Microsoft, which offers 7Gb (that’s Gigabytes) of storage. It is integrated right into Windows 8 from the get go and is linked to your Microsoft account. Another great alternative is Google Drive. If you’re a Boise State Student, there is high chance you have already used Google Drive as it’s linked to your Boise State email address. Google Drive offers 15Gb of free storage. A few others are Dropbox, Norton Vault, Box, and SugarSync. I suggest trying a few and finding which one works best for you.

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Boise State has created a new facility in the downtown BoDo district of Boise. The facility has had activity in it since last June, but some programs and a new sign has been added. The new building is located at 301 S. Capitol Blvd. on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Front Street. While there has been life in the area since June, the new sign indicates the building’s affiliation with Boise State. The sign was designed by Steve Marlett, associate manager of university signage, and installed by Facilities Operations and Maintenance. The following departments are now housed in the building: -Andrus Center for Public Policy -College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs -Venture College. Kevin Learned, director of Venture College, ex-

pressed the benefits of this new location. “It’s important for us to be represented in the downtown business core, especially for those of us that have centers that are interacting with the business community,” Learned said. “This makes us more accessible to the community without requiring them to come to campus.” Learned feels as though the space is ideal because it isn’t too far from campus but close enough to the community. “Campus is a five minute walk away so we don’t feel disconnected from the campus,” Learned said. “For the business community, their ability to walk from their offices to this location is a great service. It makes us part of the business community.” Learned pointed out that’s not important for all departments but it is very important for the Venture College. Venture College is in its pilot year. According to Venture College’s website, they work with local businesses to offer students

Boise State stated its presence in downtown by including a sign with new B logo on it. internships and opportunities to compete for realworld experiences. For more information, about the new location, visit venturecollege.boisestate.edu/.

It’s important for us to be represented in the downtown business core, especially for those of us that have centers that are interacting with the business community.

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Capital, it’s a pretty incredible sight.” Anderson also said to note that the class schedules were changed to accommodate the walk from one end of campus to the other, indicating the change from 10 minutes in between classes to the current time of 15 minutes. What happened to the former Business Building? According to Suzanne Seigneur, TDM Communications and Outreach Coordinator, the former Business Building is set to be renamed this fall but is still being put

What’s going on with the business building? lucky enough to have a class in the new Micron Business and Economics Building on the corner of University and Capital you might be dreading the walk time in between classes. So the question on everyone’s mind is ‘why was it built there and what’s in the old business building?’ Kathleen Anderson, campus

planning and facilities management assistant, explained Boise State’s motive. “It was built and designed as a flagship building, to designate that this is Boise State University,” Anderson said. “When this building was designed, they were looking at it from the (Train) Depot looking down toward the

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to good use. When deciding who would get to utilize the existing space, the university had certain criteria in mind. “The focus was on bringing academic groups or departments or those groups that support academics into that building because of its very central location,” Seigneur said. According to campus Update, several programs, offices and colleges are among the new tenants: the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs Student Success and Advising Office, McNair Scholars Program, School of Social Work, Department of Sociology,

Graduate College (Graduate Admissions and Degree Services and Thesis and Dissertation Office), and the Basque Studies Program, to name just a few. Not only did these entities get selected to utilize the existing space, there are still classes being held there as well. “They repainted many of the rooms and also put in new carpeting,” Seigneur said. “So they did refurbish the building for the new tenants.” Currently, 17 of the former Business Building’s rooms are still functioning classrooms.

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Boise State will celebrate the service Greg Hawkins offered to the Student Recreation Center in a memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. It will take place in the Centennial Amphi-

theater on campus near the Boise River. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring a river rock to the service, though rocks will also be provided. Attendees will be given the opportunity to write messages on the rocks and drop them into the river in memo-

ry of Greg. Greg was the assistant director for outdoor programs. He passed away on June 26 after battling lung cancer for 10 months. He was 42. For more information contact, the Rec Center at 426-5641.

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In Our Name Since the tragedy of Sept. 11, the United States has been in the middle of war for the last 12 years. People have sought refuge from the emotions of war in many different ways. One of those ways is art, and with realist artist Bill Blahd, his work has been has been his solace. Blahd is a locally based artist who has been selected not once, but twice by the Student Union Arts Advisory Board (SUAAB) to exhibit his art here at Boise State. Blahd has more than 30 years experience as an emergency room doctor, for the Veterans Administration Hospital Emergency Room here in Boise. It has been his experience here that has greatly influenced his art. While exploring the concepts of nihilism, self-annihilation, and the terror of combat, Blahd has reinvented his work to accommodate the emotional reality of a country at war, both on the field of combat and off. On the first floor of the Student Union Building (SUB) outside the Special Events Center (SPEC) Blahd currently has his works on exhibition. From powerful images of war and dehumanization, to persecution and fear, students have the opportunity to experience Blahd’s pieces in raw entirety. “ I am a bit picky when it comes to art, but I really like what is exhibited by the SPEC,” Eric Leavitt, junior communication major, said, “Its both relevant and personable to any individual who takes the chance to take a look. It means something different to whoever looks at it, that’s why its

brilliant.” Some students here on campus have family members who have been or are currently involved with the conflict in the Middle East, while some do not. Whoever they are, both have a connection to the emotions portrayed by Blahd in his works. “I have known of people who went to Iraq and Afghanistan, none in my family though. Although I was deeply affected by what I was seeing in the art. Its simple, but extremely powerful. I can’t help but think of the hardship they all went through,” Leavitt said. The Student Union Fine Arts Department will be consistently holding exhibits and receptions of a variety of artists throughout the academic year. The “In Our Name” exhibit will be available for students to view until January 13, 2014. This Friday, Sept. 6, the Fine Arts Department will be holding a reception in the SPEC lobby for patrons who are interested in learning more about Blahd as well as meeting the man himself.

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Danielle Davidson is currently studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea. This is her first hand experience with living abroad. The number of cosmetic and skincare shops in Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul is by far the most I’ve ever seen. Streets are lined with different stores, and beauty names like Innisfree, Etude House, Nature Republic and Tony Moly can be seen on nearly every corner. But the assault of skincare and makeup doesn’t stop there. Callers stand outside the shops and talk to customers as they go by, as well as hand them free samples if they choose to go in the store. The waving and smiling is to get people’s attention, and it works. It might not be effective on the locals, but with packs of foreigners, it’s an effective strategy. After being compelled by the kind employees who stand outside in the stifling heat and humidity, most people find themselves inside a cute, clean, air-conditioned shop with about two rows of products to choose from. Face packs, eye packs, toners, lotions and face wash overwhelmed me when I walked into the first store. A few facemasks and eye patches (put under eyes to relieve dark circles and puffiness) were the only things that snuck their way into my hands at the first stop. Did I mention if a purchase of a certain amount is made, they give you free stuff called ‘service?’ Service equals washes, creams, serums and more. It’s quite lovely. Some of the attendants are even multilingual, speaking Japanese, Chinese and English to accommodate foreign consumers. Communicating past language barriers is much easier for me in larger districts, and a few Korean words on my part and a few English words on their part get things done (mostly it’s a lot of head-nodding, guessing, and hoping at this point). It may be a very small portion of Seoul, but Myeong-dong is one impressive place, and the only thing in danger there is a wallet with money wanting to be spent on clothes, food and beauty products. Once I was out of the stores that day, I traveled with some new friends. I’m happy to say most of my money is still safely hidden away, but don’t worry, I didn’t walk away empty-handed. Stay tuned for more of my adventures and follow me around Seoul as I learn the language and expolore!

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I have been playing music since I was probably 13 or 14 years old; my friends and I started a really crappy punk rock band when we were kids, then we started playing shows a year after that to an audience of very few. —Trevor Villagrana

life. College life is the place to refine those passions and apply them to our own lives, wherever that may take them. When asked to give his advice to his friends back at Boise State, Villagrana worried about sounding cliche.

said. He has sharpened his performing abilities in local venues such as Grainey’s Basement downtown, The District Coffee House, The Crux, as well a multitude of other venues. Most recently, Villagrana also played at the Pulse Radio concert during Bronco Welcome on the Student Union Building patio. Villagrana’s music can be found on his facebook page Young, Planetary. You can also access more content from Young, Planetary’s website at younglpanetary.bandcamp.com.

From Boise State student, to musical recording artist, Trevor Villagrana is on his way toward a successful future. He is set to begin recording with the Fremont, California based music label, Panda Studios. Villagrana is a recent graduate with a degree in communication with an emphasis in media studies. While attending the university, he also began his journey as a young and upcoming musician with his group, Young, Planetery. Ever since he was a young teen, Villagrana has been playing music with friends and performing at small venues around town. “I have been playing music since I was probably 13 or 14 years old; my friends and I started a really crappy punk rock band when we were kids, then we started playing shows a year after that to an audience of very few,” Villagrana said. While his chance to record with Panda Studios is still in its infant stages, Villagrana is excited to have the chance to do what he loves. As the process progresses, Villagrana

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“rape culture” isn’t even one that enters our vocabulary. However, I’m not foolish enough to think that we’re there yet, or that it’s something that will change overnight. And I am a firm believer that nothing will change until we start talking about it. So be aware. Talk about it, even when it makes you uncomfortable. Especially when it makes you uncomfortable. They shouldn’t have to. However knowing that our society has an unfair expectation won’t undo the life-altering effects that sexual assault can have. If we’re willing to admit there is a chance it might happen to us­­­—that the danger is real­—we can protect ourselves.

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I know better than to walk home alone at night. As a 22 year-old woman living on a college campus — or anywhere for that matter— I’ve heard the horror stories. I know that a female walking alone at night is a target. This isn’t something I take lightly. After reading Cleary reports, gathering crime statistics and closely following the growing number of assault victims who are filing lawsuits against their universities for mishandling their claims, I know the dangers better than most. Many women — and men for that matter — end up in situations they never expected. I know this, and yet, more often than I care to admit, I find myself walking the ill lit paths of Julia Davis park long after the park officially has closed. I’m not alone. On any given night I’m joined by half a dozen lone women stumbling, often under the influence of alcohol, toward home. Perhaps this faulty bravado is compounded by the fact we live in a seemingly safe corner of society. Things like that don’t happen here, not in quiet little Boise. And if they do they certainly would never happen to me, or him, or her. I know the thought process. I’m guilty of it myself. Yet there is a provable fallacy to this kind of thought. According to a National Crime Victimization Survey, there is an average of 207,754 sexual assaults every year in the United States. That breaks down to roughly one sexual assault every two minutes. Estimates from a report released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) say that on the average college campus 20 to 25 percent of female attendees will experience some sort of sexual assault during their college career. Take a minute and think about the people you know. Chances are– and statistics confirm– that you know someone who has been the victim of an assault. So why do we take the risk? While everyone needs to be careful, on this campus there is one group at higher risk of sexual assault than any other. The DOJ conducted a recent survey which told us that 84 percent of female college students who were victims of an assault reported that it happened during their first four semesters. Freshmen and sophomore women. The same study showed that during the months of September, October and November sexual assaults on college campuses happen with nearly double the frequency of the other months. As women, we’ve been raised with the idea that to be successful we must be strong, capable and independent. For many, college is the first time we have to assert that independence. And in a society that glamorizes the party lifestyle, YOLO and free flow alcohol this can get dangerously out of control. The DOJ estimates that 9 out of 10 women assaulted on college campuses know their attacker. So while you can never forget about those shadows lurking in the dark, you are far more likely to be assaulted by someone you met at last week’s party or that cute crush you agreed to catch up with at the bar. So be safe out there. I know, I know. I resent being guided home by a quasi-parent, chaperoned until I’ve been deposited safely on my doorstep too. However, if it spares you that pain of dealing with the aftermath of an assault, it will be worth it. Guys, don’t let your girl friends wander off alone, no matter how much she insists she’s OK. And girls, do the same; for both your friends and yourself. I’m not foolish enough to think that I’ll ever convince you not to go out and party — I was 19 just a few years ago— but be empowered to take of yourself. Now you know the statistics. Don’t become one. Before you fall off of your chair, I am not blaming the victim. I too long for a day where women and men can walk alone whenever and wherever they want dressed however they please. I too am striving for a society where the idea of

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Carry a weapon…mace, a knife, a gun. If you’re gonna be assaulted you gotta have a way to defend yourself. A lot of people that would be targets for sexual assault would be seen as potentially defenseless. So if you don’t have anything to protect yourself, if you’re not physically fit to overcome your attacker, then you need something to assist with.

At night, not walking by yourself. Savannah Desloover, Sophomore, nursing major

Rape whistle. It’s a start. Set yourself up for success; don’t make poor decisions. Don’t go to places you’re not familiar with people you’re not familiar with. If you’re into alcohol and partying don’t drink more than you can handle.

Don’t put yourself in certain risky situations.

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Danny Henderson replaces current San Jose State head coach Dave Wojcik as an assistant. gards to the way they treat kids and in regards to the way they follow NCAA rules.” Packing up and moving his wife and two daughters from Texas seemed like a tall order, but his family has handled the move well. “My wife was up here for 30 minutes and she said ‘I love it,’” Henderson said. “Boise is

an easy place to live and my wife and I have found it to be the nicest people we have ever dealt with.” On the basketball side of things, Henderson will be taking hold of the reigns on the defensive end. “We are very committed as a group,” Henderson said. “From coach Rice on down

Former Boise State star continues basketball career Coby Karl has signed to play basketball in Italy John Engel @EngelESPN

Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in limited roles. “I’m pretty excited. Last year they were a playoff team. I’m excited about trying to win some games,” Karl said. Karl played last season with the Idaho Stampede of the D-League and spent

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Coby Karl sat down with BroncoSports.com for a three-part interview. Former Boise State basketball standout Coby Karl has signed with Reggio Emilia of the Italian Serie A league after stints

in the National Basketball Association and the NBA Developmental League following his college career. Karl played for the Broncos from 2003 to 2007 and finished with the thirdmost points in Boise State history with 1,698. Karl has played for the Los Angeles Lakers,

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through the players that we realize for us to make a real run and win the Mountain West and then do well in the NCAA Tournament, we have to make a big jump defensively.” Head coach Rice is eager to continue improving his program and knows Henderson brings a great edge to the de-

velopment of his squad. “Danny is one of the finest coaches in the country at any level,” Rice said. “He has a great passion and is one of the highest-level educators in the game of basketball. He is respected by high school, summer and collegiate coaches, which is invaluable in the recruitment of student athletes.”

It’s fun to see a new culture and try to learn a new language. You have to open up and accept it for what it is. Me and my wife try to enjoy it as much as we can.

the majority of the summer in Boise. He had previously played two seasons in Italy and wanted to pursue a roster position in the NBA one more time. Though Karl never landed on a NBA team, his playing career is far from over. “Last year, me and my wife made the decision that we wanted to try to make the NBA one more time before the door had completely closed. That’s what this year was,” Karl said. “It didn’t pan out, but we’ve enjoyed our chances to play in Europe.” Obviously the NBA is the pinnacle for any professional basketball player. Karl has had his taste of the NBA, but was forced to move around frequently. In Europe, he tries to enjoy every part of the city he’s playing in. “It’s fun to see a new culture and try to learn a new language. You have to open up and accept it for what it is. Me and my wife try to enjoy it as much as we can.”

—Coby Karl

Many look at basketball outside of the United States as being substantially inferior to the NBA and its players. According to Karl, European basketball is highly competitive and hosts some of the most talented basketball players in the world. “Basketball is basketball when you get on the court. The talent level in the european game is very, very close to what you see in the NBA,” Karl said. Now, Karl is focusing on his playing career in Europe and a future in coaching. When Karl wore the blue and orange jersey, Boise State was still primarily looked upon as a football school. “What the Boise State basketball program has done is it has really developed into a credible basketball school. I like seeing how passionate they are about winning. The staff has done a great job of producing and teaching winning skills,” Karl said.

Corey Morgan is a staff writer and columnist for the Arbiter. If you previously hadn’t heard about the new renovated Husky Stadium, the media was making sound like the next Fenway Park or Lambeau Field. Well it was nice. While watching the worst loss in the Chris Petersen era for the Boise State football team, I found myself wondering, “So, what’s all the hype about?” For all of those who don’t know, at the back of Husky Stadium lies Lake Washington. If you are lucky enough to know someone who owns a boat, you can “sailgate” in the water. It was amazing. As I entered the stadium with about 30 minutes until kickoff, I noticed a few things: 1) The Bronco fans’ traveled extremely well 2) The stadium was very spacious and 3) The crowd was very, very quiet. Sure, there were over 70,000 people in attendance with the entire student section filled, yet, often times it was quiet and there were hardly any team chants throughout the entire game. Compare it to Boise State’s, “Go orange! Go big blue!” and “That’s another Bronco…First down!” etc. throughout the whole game, that was largely missing from the Husky crowd. But I’ll tell you one thing, those bathrooms, were amazing. If you have ever been to Husky Stadium in the past, you surely would remember waiting in line for nearly a whole quarter trying to get into the sacred room. Wait no longer. I headed over to the bathroom during halftime, primetime, and was in-and-out in less than three minutes. For all of you sports enthusiasts, you know that’s just outstanding. So overall: beautiful stadium, great “sailgating” experience, but a very average college atmosphere experience. Oh, and those phenomenal bathrooms.

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Some are now calling the 38-6 beating Boise State received from Washington the worst loss in the Petersen-era, and rightfully so. The loss resembled the 4813 drubbing Georgia gave the Broncos on in 2005. Now, Washington has handed Petersen two of his worst losses as Boise State’s head coach, with the first coming in a 24-10 loss in 2007 at Husky Stadium. So the Broncos got hammered, any slight chance that the Broncos would earn a spot in the Bowl Championship Series seems to have been squandered, but how did it all happen? Boise State’s offense looked uninspiring and limited with the pistol format ran by redshirt senior quarterback Joe Southwick and the defense was manipulated at the hands of Washington senior quarterback Keith Price and head coach Steve Sarkisian. This was all very clear to the untrained eye. Someone who has never watched a football game in their life could tell that Boise State’s read option — mi-

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Boise State was handed only their fourth loss in the Petersen era with at least 10 days of preparation. The Broncos suffered an injury to redshirt freshman safety Chancellor James and lost junior college transfer defensive lineman Tutulupeatau “Duece” Mataele because of academic issues during fall camp. The Broncos have now lost their last two opening week games, in which they had the entire summer to prepare, with the last coming to Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. Petersen was once regarded as one of the best minds in college football, but the two-time Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award winner hasn’t faired well in recent opening road matchups.

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Joe Southwick and Jay Ajayi touch base in between plays against Washington. (has) played better. We had a couple chances where receivers couldn’t win and the ball was a little off.” Southwick threw an interception to end Boise State’s first drive, and wasn’t able to find his accuracy outside of 15-yard passes.

“We tried (to throw deep) a couple of times,” Geraldo Boldewijn said. “Those are some missed opportunities we had.” With the pass game struggling, and the read option dominating the playbook, Boise State’s offense

was nothing more than stagnant. Is the season over? No. Did Boise State blow their last opportunity to move to one of the four major conferences before the playoff system is implemented? Yes.

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game,” head coach Chris Petersen said. “We feed off each other and that could have changed things, but we just couldn’t get anything done.” The Broncos offensive struggles will need to be focused on in the days leading

up to their matchup with the Skyhawks, as seven Football Championship Subdivision teams took down Football Bowl Subdivision teams last weekend and the Skyhawks are looking to add to that total.

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During the opening weekend of the college football year, Boise State experienced something they weren’t used to, as they were run out of the building at the University of Washington, 38-6. On the christening of the Huskies brand new $280 million stadium, Washington came out with energy

Boise State’s passing game was nearly nonexistent, and there was clear confusion between Southwick and the Broncos’ receiving core. The statline is evidence

off the charts. It seemed like a complete 180 from the stagnant offense and struggling defense of the Broncos, who suffered just their third double-digit loss under head coach Chris Petersen. The first came as a 14-point loss in 2007, also at the hands of the Huskies. “You open up the season like we do every year, you’re going to get your nose bloodied,” head coach Chris

of Boise State’s struggles through the air ­— Southwick completed just 25 of 40 passes with an average of 3.8 yards per completion. “I thought the receivers were average, which ­affected our whole offense,” Petersen said. “Southwick

Petersen said. “I know that, no one else seems to know that, but I know that.” Now, as the Broncos return home to take on the University of TennesseeMartin Skyhawks this Saturday, they will go back to the drawing board to try to figure out what went wrong. Boise State is coming off their lowest points per game total since 1998, averaging just 30.2 ppg in 2012. Still,

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Boise State football has become notorious for not shying away from big, opening week, road matchups over the last 10 years, putting the future of the team in the balance after only one game. In the last two season openers, the Broncos have returned home beaten, battered and unranked, most recently at the hands of the Washington Huskies. With week two opponent Tennesse-Martin, Boise State has an opportunity to reevaluate and fill some of the holes that were made apparent in Seattle, Wash. The Broncos (0-1) entered the 2013 season ranked 19th in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls, but have since dropped out of the rankings after the 38-6 loss to the Huskies. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Huskies tallied 592 total yards on the Boise State defense, while redshirt senior quarterback Joe Southwick was only able to lead the Broncos’ offense to 346 total yards. Boise State allowed 461 yards in their 2012 season opener against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., and served as the prime example for Spartans running back Le’Veon Bell’s Heisman Trophy campaign. Southwick and the Boise State offense could only produce 206 total yards in the loss. The effort was somewhat accepted, and expected, as it was Southwick’s first start since the departure of Kellen Moore. Now, the Broncos are in a very similar position. Week one produced their first loss of the season and chances for a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl, let alone championship, game are all but lost. Southwick is undoubtedly the leader of Boise State’s offense, but his abilities to personally perform and enhance the skills of his offensive teammates are still unproven.

Much of the blame from last week’s loss to Washington fell on the shoulders of Boise State offensive coordinator Robert Prince, who’s pistol and read option offenses were all but useless against the Huskies’ defense. Last season, Prince had trouble calling plays fast enough, resulting in multiple delay-of-game penalties. Having Southwick back under center for the Broncos was supposed to be a benefit to Prince’s development as a play caller, but now his problem seems to be calling affective plays. Boise State’s offensive playbook seemed flat and appeared to lack any sort of depth, while passes outside of 10 yards were unimaginable. Boise State shouldn’t have any problem with Tennessee-Martin’s FCS defense, but the Broncos will need to correct their miscommunications between quarterback and wide receivers before the start of Mountain West play the following week. Tennessee-Martin will enter Bronco Stadium with the optimism that every Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school feels when they play a Division I opponent on national television. Seven FCS schools beat their Football Bowl Subdivision opponents this week, including Eastern Washington and North Dakota State. In their first game of the season, Tennessee-Martin defeated Chattanooga 31-21 on the road. TennesseeMartin posted 451 yards of total offense against the Mocs, and had two running backs — DJ McNeil and Trent Garland — finish with more than 100 yards on the ground. With Tennessee-Martin visiting, Boise State gets the unique opportunity to reevaluate their offense and plan for the rest of the season. If the Broncos aren’t able to correct their issues against an FCS team, the Mountain West schedule will be anything but a trot in the park.

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Key Broncos that need to step up against Tennessee-Martin Michael Steen • @MichaelSteen2

The Broncos are coming off the worst loss in the Chris Petersen era and the worst loss since a 48-13 drubbing at the University of Georgia in 2005. The Boise State squad on Saturday night was nothing like the Broncos teams fans are used to seeing. Not a single touchdown on offense or defense, and a play-calling that seemed to lack creativing and excitement. The Broncos head to The Blue on Saturday to take on FCS opponent Tennessee-Martin. Here are a few key players who will need to step up in order to get the Broncos a win:

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edshirt senior quarterback Joe Southwick struggled to establish himself in the season opener against the Huskies. While Southwick’s completion percentage was high, going 25-for-40 on Saturday night, he threw for just 152 yards and one interception as the majority of his passes were quick screens or short yardage throws. The Broncos longest passing play of the night was 16 yards, not what you expect from the nations highest scoring team since 2000. If the Broncos want to make a statement that this new streamlined playbook is going to work, they will need to establish a presence downfield and bring back the creativity and excitement that is expected out of Boise State offenses.

edshirt Sophomore wide reciever and return man Shane Williams-Rhodes could be a big player for the Broncos on Saturday. At 5-6, 157 pounds, the speedster can make any defender miss and hit the seam to take it the distance. Williams-Rhodes made an immediate impact as a true freshman in 2012, appearing in all 13 games for the Broncos. While he only hauled in 25 catches for 147 yards and one touchdown for the Broncos in his freshman year, Williams-Rhodes presence on the field is felt due to his speed. Against the Huskies on opening weekend, Williams-Rhodes caught two balls for 19 yards and one catch for 11 yards. If Williams-Rhodes is utilized properly, he can make a big impact for the Broncos on the scoreboard.

edshirt junior defensive end Demarcus Lawrence is one of the most dynamic and promising returning on the Broncos defense. The 6-3, 245 pound lineman started each of his 11 games he played in in 2012 and was named first team All-Mountain West. Lawrence was relatively quiet against Washington, as the Broncos gave up 592 yards of total offense to the Huskies including 268 yards rushing. The Broncos will be going up against a solid Tennessee-Martin running back in DJ McNeil on Saturday, and the Broncos front seven will have to both shut down McNeil as well as put pressure on the Skyhawks quarterback before he is able to distribute the ball to his dynamic reciever, Jeremy Butler.

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The Broncos will take on the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks this Saturday for their home opener for the 2013 season. Coming off the worst loss in the Chris Petersen-era and the worst loss since a 4813 beating at Georgia in 2005, the Broncos are going back to the drawing board to work out the kinks. The Broncos picked up just 346 total yards against the Huskies, and failed to score an offensive touchdown for the third time in two seasons under second year offensive coordinator, Robert Prince. Now as the Broncos return home to The Blue, they will be looking to figure out their offensive scheme against the Skyhawks to TheArbiter Arbiter The

get into the win column. “There are a thousand little details,” Boise State head coach Chris Petersen said. “That’s what this game is, a game of details.” The Broncos will need to establish themselves downfield early on against the Skyhawks, as their longest pass against the Huskies went for just 16-yards. The Broncos will also have to step it up on the defensive side of the ball after giving up 592 total yards of offense in Seattle. The Broncos will be heavy favorites against their FCS opponents, but the Skyhawks have upset on their minds after taking down No. 24 Chattanooga in their opening game.

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Anytime an FCS school takes on an FBS school it’s usually a lopsided affair. However, eight FCS teams defeated their FBS opponents this past weekend, including North Dakota State taking down last year’s Big 12 champions Kansas State, which is good news for UTM (1-0) as they travel to take on Boise State (0-1). What helps UTM is this isn’t the same Broncos team that was annually ranked in the Top 10 by the BCS. This is the Boise State team that allowed 28 unanswered points to Washington. Offensively, the Huskies piled up a total of 592-yards to the

Broncos’ 346-yards. Offensively, players like tailback DJ McNeil and wideout Jeremy Butler will have to do their part and then some for the Skyhawks. In the end, like most games, the pressure will come down to the quarterback for both teams. The difference is, Boise State’s Joe Southwick established himself as a starter last season and has held that spot. In contrast, UTM lost their record setting QB Derek Carr after last season, leaving Jarod Neal and Dylan Favre as the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart. arbiteronline.com arbiteronline.com


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Key Skyhawks to look out for on Saturday Michael Steen • @MichaelSteen2 The Broncos are coming off a disappointing loss in Seattle against the Washington Huskies, 38-6. The Broncos failed to score an offensive touchdown for the third time in two seasons under offensive coordinator Robert Prince. The Broncos will have their hands full with the senior leadership from Tennessee-Martin who is coming off an upset of the No. 24 ranked Chattanooga Mocs. The Skyhawks will have upset on their minds on Saturday, and if the Bronocs don’t get the ball rolling, they could find themselves 0-2 very quickly.

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The senior wide receiver is one of 67 players in the FCS to be named to the Reese’s Senior Bowl’s 2014 watch list. At 6-3, 205-pounds, the USA College Football Preseason All-American is one of the most dynamic receivers in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), catching 10 passes for 91 yards in their opening game at Chattanooga.

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The senior safety played very well against 24 ranked Chattanooga, racking up six tackles and snagging a big interception for the Skyhawks en route to their 31-21victory last Saturday. Blackmon started all 11 games for Tennessee-Martin in 2012, recording 76 tackles along with two interceptions and three pass breakups. Photo courtesy trevor ruszkowski

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Junior 6-1/200

Senior 6-2/235

Sophomore 5-11/175

40

31

DJ Roberts

Matt Murphy

Ryan Isom

Senior 6-2/245

Junior 6-2/260

Junior 6-2/280

Spencer Gerke

77 Senior 6-3/303

48

Matt Paradis

65 Senior 6-3/300

Camaren Harris

27 Senior 5-9/190

91

Marcus Henry

72

Sophomore 6-3/285

Rees Obhiambo

76

Sophomire 6-4/307

Gabe Linehan

87 Senior 6-4/238

Matt Miller

2

Junior 6-3/222

16 27 Bronco Offense

34

Senior 6-1/202

Jay Ajayi

Senior 6-3/208

No. NAME POS HT 1 Bryan Douglas CB 5-9 2 Matt Miller WR 6-3 3 Cleshawn Page CB 5-8 4 Darian Thompson S 6-1 5 Donte Deayon CB 5-9 6 Chaz Anderson CB 5-10 7 Joe Martarano LB 6-2 8 Demarcus Lawrence DL 6-3 8 Nick Patti QB 5-10 9 Grant Hedrick QB 6-0 10 Jamel Hart RB 5-9 10 Jeremy Ioane S 5-10 11 Shane Williams-Rhodes WR 5-6 13 Blake Renaud LB 6-2 13 Richard Hoppe QB 5-10 14 Trevor Harman P 6-3 14 Troy Ware WR 6-2 15 Chaz Anderson CB 5-10 15 Ryan Finley QB 6-3 16 Dionza Blue CB 5-11 16 Joe Southwick QB 6-1 17 Geraldo Boldewijn WR 6-4 18 Aaron Burks WR 6-3 19 Taylor Pope WR 6-0 20 Tanner Vallejo LB 6-1 20 Terrell Jackson WR 5-9

41

Joe Southwick

Kirby Moore

BSU Roster

Tony Bell

2

Geraldo Boldewijn

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38

Kevin Barfield

Senior 6-0-208

Sophomore 6-0/220

WT CLASS 178 JR 222 JR 179 JR 200 SO 151 SO 176 FR 234 FR 245 JR 196 FR 202 JR 195 FR 190 JR 157 FR 239 SO 153 FR 211 JR 188 SO 175 FR 186 FR 186 FR 202 SR 220 SR 205 SR 178 FR 217 FR 174 JR

No. NAME 21 Jack Fields 21 Cameron Hartsfield 22 Chanceller James 23 Derrick Thomas 24 Taylor Loffler 25 Christopher Santini 26 Sean Wale 26 Devan Demas 27 Jay Ajayi 28 Dillon Lukehart 29 Aaron Baltazaar 30 Jonathan Moxey 31 Andrew Pint 32 Jonathan Brown 33 Gabe Perez 34 Promise Amadi 34 Kirby Moore 35 Charles Bertoli 35 Darian Thompson 36 Tyler Gray 37 Ebo Makinde 38 Corey Bell 39 David McKinzie 40 Armand Nance 41 Dan Goodale 42 Matt Cota

POS HT RB 5-9 CB 5-9 S 6-1 RB 6-0 S 6-3 NT 5-11 P 6-1 RB 5-8 RB 6-0 LB 6-0 RB 5-10 CB 5-9 LB 6-1 NT 5-10 STUD 6-4 DB 5-9 WR 6-3 RB 5-11 DB 6-1 LB 6-4 CB 5-10 NT 5-11 WR 6-0 DL 6-0 K 5-10 LS 6-1

WT CLASS 195 SO 188 FR 205 FR 208 JR 212 SO 205 FR 185 FR 172 FR 220 SO 207 SO 215 FR 175 FR 221 FR 206 SR 226 FR 185 SO 208 SR 200 FR 197 FR 228 SO 185 SR 210 JR 165 FR 288 SO 196 JR 197 FR

No. NAME 43 Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe 44 Darren Lee 45 Travis Saxton 46 Kevin Keane 47 Brandon Brown 48 Kharyee Marshall 49 Darien Barrett 50 Nick Terry 51 Ben Weaver 52 Andrew Tercek 53 Beau Martin 54 Mat Boesen 56 Dustin Kamper 58 Robert Ash 59 Mason Hampton 60 Kellen Buhr 61 James Meagher 62 Chris Tozer 65 Matt Paradis 66 Mario Yakoo 69 Tyler Horn 70 Steven Baggett 71 Rees Odhiambo 72 Marcus Henry 73 Travis Averill 74 Archie Lewis

POS HT DT 6-3 LB 6-1 LB 6-1 LS 6-0 DB 5-11 STUD 6-2 DE 6-2 DT 6-3 LB 6-0 OL 6-1 DL 6-2 LB 6-4 LB 6-1 DL 6-3 OL 6-2 OL 6-0 OL 6-2 OL 6-4 OL 6-3 OL 6-4 DE 6-5 OL 6-3 OL 6-4 OL 6-3 OL 6-3 OL 6-3

WT CLASS 300 JR 221 FR 214 JR 211 JR 192 FR 240 SR 225 FR 271 FR 233 FR 279 FR 271 JR 213 FR 216 SR 283 FR 266 FR 285 FR 286 FR 319 SR 300 SR 323 FR 265 JR 285 FR 307 SO 285 SO 296 FR 275 FR

No. NAME 75 Eli McCullough 76 Jake Broyles 77 Spencer Gerke 78 Charles Leno Jr. 79 Avery Westendorf 80 D.J. Dean 81 Dallas Burroughs 82 Thomas Sperbeck 83 Tanner Shipley 84 Jake Hardee 85 Holden Huff 86 Kyle Sosnowski 87 Gabe Linehan 88 Jake Roh 89 Connor Peters 90 Justin Taimatuia 91 Jackson Reed 93 Brennyn Dunn 94 Sam McCaskill 96 Elliot Hoyte 97 Austin Silsby 98 Alec Dhaenens

POS HT OL 6-5 OL 6-5 OL 6-3 OL 6-4 OL 6-5 WR 6-0 WR 5-8 WR 6-0 WR 6-0 TE 6-3 TE 6-5 TE 6-2 TE 6-4 TE 6-2 TE 6-4 DT 6-0 TE 6-4 TE 6-3 STUD 6-3 DL 6-4 DE 6-3 TE 6-3

WT CLASS 271 FR 286 SR 303 SR 295 SR 292 FR 187 FR 187 JR 174 FR 182 FR 241 SO 236 SO 238 JR 238 SR 210 FR 250 JR 281 JR 226 FR 220 SO 240 FR 275 FR 219 FR 232 FR

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Bronco Defense 10 4 Jeremy Ioane

Darian Thompson

R-Junior 5-10/190

Corey Bell

38

1

13 8 69

Demarcus Lawrence R-Junior 6-3/245

Jeremy Butler

3

Senior 6-3/205

8

Charles Sweeton

Mathew Axline

R-Junior 6-5/291

R-Junior 6-5/310

76

Senior 6-2/195

Tyler Gray

36 43 48

Junior 6-2/243

R-Junior 5-9/178

Dylan Davis

R-Sophomore 6-1/200

Blake Renaud

Junior 5-11/210

Bryan Douglas

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Tyler Horn

Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe

Junior 6-5/265

72

65 R-Senior 6-2/270

R-Senior 6-2/240

Kenneth Crenshaw

Jackson Roberts

R-Freshman 6-1/230

R-Sophomore 6-7/300

62

78

Jarod Neal

13

R-Sophomore 6-1/191

5

Sophomore 5-9/151

Kharyee Marshall

R-Senior 6-3/300

Tyler Eady

Donte Deayon

Chris Thompson Matt Stewart

85

9

Senior 5-11/198

R-Junior 6-2/239

DJ McNeil

UTM Roster

23 UTM Offense No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

NAME Dylan Favre DJ Roberts Jeremy Butler Thad Williams Kevin Anderson Kevin Barfield J’Vontez Blackmon Dylan Davis Chris Thompson Tyler Rice Fred Flenorl Kahlid Hagens Corey Jordan Taino Fears-Perez Jarod Neal Najee Ray Kyle Kerrick Leon Carlton III DeAdrian Terry Jake Overbey Rod Wright Jeremy Cannon Brian Isaac Trent Garland DJ McNeil Jordan Landry

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POS QB DE WR DB WR DB S WR WR QB S QB WR DB QB RB WR DB WR QB WR DB DB RB RB DB

HT 5-10 6-2 6-3 5-9 5-10 5-9 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-3 5-11 5-8 6-1 6-1 6-3 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-9 6-2 5-8

WT CLASS 195 JR 245 SR 205 SR 190 SR 175 JR 167 SR 193 SR 195 SR 198 SR 195 SO 181 SR 189 FR 215 SR 167 JR 180 SO 180 FR 190 FR 175 JR 180 JR 195 SO 175 SO 190 SR 190 JR 180 SO 205 SR 165 SO

No. NAME 25 Ladevin Fair 26 Walter Evans 27 Camaren Harris 28 Obi Nwankwo 29 Abou Toure 29 Aaron Simms 30 Ariel Arguello 31 Marquis Clemons 32 Chauncey Ingram 32 Corey Rogers 34 Tae Martin 35 Justin Jackson 36 Devontay Barnett 37 La’Quante Bone 38 Bobby Ellis 39 James Satterfield 40 Tony Bell 41 Ben Johnson 42 Roland Genesy 43 James Cotton 44 Deilouse Jackson 45 Caleb Counce 46 James Ratliff 47 Deantae Glover 48 Matt Murphy 49 Mitch Mersman

POS HT RB 5-9 DB 5-11 DB 5-9 S 5-10 RB 6-2 DB 5-10 S 5-11 LB 5-11 RB 5-11 DE 6-4 ATH 6-3 DB 5-10 LB 6-1 LB 6-1 LB 5-9 P 6-1 LB 6-1 LB 6-2 RB 6-1 LB 6-3 LB 6-1 LB 6-0 DL 6-0 DE 6-1 DL 6-2 K 6-2

WT CLASS 180 FR 175 SO 190 SR 181 SR 230 JR 160 SO 170 JR 175 FR 175 FR 250 SO 187 FR 175 FR 198 JR 198 FR 198 SR 171 JR 200 JR 235 SR 220 FR 223 FR 223 JR 205 FR 225 SO 240 SO 260 JR 190 FR

Senior 6-2/205

No. NAME 50 Ethan Myers 53 Matt Brock 54 Austin Hooper 55 DJ Simmons 57 Jackson Redditt 58 Xavier Nelson 59 Justin Wright 60 Anthony Topps 61 Juwan Turner 62 Kenneth Crenshaw 63 Dominique Vaughn 64 Kadarren Bond 65 Tyler Eady 66 Clay McKinnie 68 Tyler Kilburn 71 Alex Roberts 72 Mathew Axline 73 John Johnson 74 Robert Burleigh 75 Jordan Murphy 76 Charles Sweeton 77 Sam Curtis 78 Jackson Roberts 81 Caylon Weathers 83 Drew Thomas 84 Will Whitley

POS HT LB 6-0 LB 6-0 DL 6-3 LB 6-0 K 6-2 DL 6-3 LB 6-0 OL 6-1 OL 6-0 OL 6-1 OL 6-3 OL 6-4 OL 6-2 LB 6-1 OL 6-3 OL 6-5 OL 6-5 OL 6-5 OL 6-5 OL 6-3 OL 6-5 OL 6-4 OL 6-7 WR 6-4 TE 6-3 WR 6-3

WT CLASS 215 JR 210 FR 264 SR 200 FR 190 SO 225 FR 205 JR 274 JR 265 JR 230 FR 285 JR 282 FR 270 SR 210 SR 275 FR 260 FR 310 JR 248 JR 313 FR 280 SO 291 JR 298 JR 300 SO 207 FR 210 FR 187 FR

No. NAME 85 Matt Stewart 86 Malik Generett 87 Tyler McPeak 88 Ben Axline 89 Will Singleton 90 Tyler Sweeden 91 Ryan Isom 92 Nick Brown 93 Devin Nugent 94 Keith Jones 95 Dean Wathen 96 Trey Warren 97 Garrett Vincent 98 Nick Michaels

POS HT TE 6-2 WR 6-4 TE 6-3 WR 6-3 WR 6-0 DE 6-3 DT 6-2 TE 6-2 DL 6-3 DL 6-1 DL 6-2 DL 6-2 DL 6-0 LS 5-11

WT CLASS 239 JR 205 SR 240 FR 185 SO 180 SO 220 FR 280 JR 233 JR 338 FR 275 FR 246 JR 189 FR 200 SO 220 SO

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Sat, Aug 31

@ Seattle, Washington

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Sat, Sept 7

vs Tennessee-Martin

1:00 p.m.

Fri, Sept 13

vs Air Force

6:00 p.m.

Fri, Sept 20

@ Fresno, California

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7:00 p.m.

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Utah State

@ Logan, Utah

6:00 p.m.

Sat, Oct 19

vs Nevada

6:00 p.m.

Fri, Oct 25

BYU

6:00 p.m.

@ Provo, Utah

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