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Crackdown on ’Bama ticket sales Caroline Corrigan

Spike in ticket demand leads to steps against resold sports passes

Special to The Battalion ith the increase in sports option privileges for the demand for tickets duration of their Texas A&M to this week’s game career. against Alabama, there also “We, unlike anywhere else, comes an increased crackdown make sure that A&M students on students re-selling tickets. have good seats,” Wagner said. In stressing the seriousness of “We want to make sure the 12th the issue, Skip Wagner, Presi- Man is present. We don’t want dent of the 12th Man Founda- students to try and make a profit tion, said the foundation will off of the tickets, that’s not why be actively checking websites they should be buying them.” such as Craigslist and Facebook Student tickets are heavfor students re-selling tickets for ily subsidized by season-ticket profit, an act holders to prohibited by keep student thebattalion the University ticket prices as well as the low, accordasks foundation, ing to an and any stuemail from dents who are Jennifer MarPage 2: How do you caught will be feel about students tin, director penalized. of marketWagner also not being allowed to ing for Texas said if the resale sell tickets for profit A&M athletof tickets for or pull guest passes? ics. profit becomes “It would a trend, the be different foundation will reconsider how if we were pricing something at much tickets are subsidized. the market value, their opinion “Eventually if there is enough would be much more reasonable greed within our students, they to me,” Wagner said. “But these will not only hurt the athletic students know they are getting department but they will be something deeply discounted. hurting themselves,” Wagner They purchase our passes knowsaid. “If this rule continues to be ing what our rules are, then they broken in the future, the 12th make that decision.” Man Foundation will reconsider Luke Yanker, senior conthe pricing for the students.” struction science major, said Penalties for students who are with ownership of these tickcaught selling sports pass tickets ets comes the ability to do as include the cancellation of sports options, cancellation of tickets See Tickets on page 2 already pulled and the loss of

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50 years of inclusion

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Students arrive early to Breakaway on Tuesday night to secure seating close to the stage.

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ae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space, will speak on campus on Tuesday for the University’s kickoff event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the admission of women and African-American students to Texas A&M. Jemison’s address titled, “The Sky is Not the Limit: A Conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison, the First AfricanAmerican Woman Astronaut,” will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Rudder Auditorium. The event is free and open to all members of the A&M faculty, staff and student body. No tickets will be required and members from the College Station-Bryan community are welcome to attend the event. Becky Pettit, associate vice president for Diversity and the chair of the committee heading the 50th anniversary commemoration program, emphasized the particular wisdom Jemison has to offer the University in light of the 50-year milestone. “Dr. Jemison herself is an early pioneer,” Pettit said. “She is the first African-American woman in space and she is also an engineer and a physician. The committee looked at someone who exemplifies being one of the first, breaking down barriers. Her message is going to be about the importance of inclusion, the importance of persistence.” Victoria McLaughlin, freshman Blinn Team student, said she was excited to attend

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Growth has Breakaway searching for suitable home

The committee looked at someone who exemplifies being one of the first, breaking down barriers. Her message is going to be about the importance of inclusion, the importance of persistence.” — Becky Pettit, A&M associate vice president for diversity the event because of Dr. Jemison’s history of breaking new ground. “She paved the way for something new in the workforce for women,” McLaughlin said. “I just think that our having the opportunity to listen to her would inspire us and encourage us to go beyond what we think our limitations are.” Jemison’s address to B-CS is just the first in a line of events designed to commemorate the

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ue to the space concerns that have accompanied attendance growth, the next Breakaway will be held Tuesday at Simpson Drill Field. Breakaway, a nonprofit Bible study that has taken place at A&M since 1989, usually takes place every Tuesday night at Reed Arena, but in recent years, Breakaway has looked to draw in more attendees with a larger venue, said Lydia Irion, office manager of Breakaway Ministries. “In the last few years, the program has grown a lot,” Irion said. “In the first week of this semester, about 10,100 came to Breakaway.” Irion said Breakaway received per-

mission from the Corps of Cadets to use the drill field and had a number of meetings with campus officials about logistics and making students on campus aware of what was happening. “We were given permission because of Breakaway’s reputation on campus and the way that our volunteers have behaved at events,” Irion said. While Reed Arena has the capacity to hold about 13,000 people, Breakaway does not use the entire stadium for the weekly event. Ben Stuart, Breakaway’s main speaker since 2005, said the limited capacity of Reed Arena presents a potential problem for Breakaway. “Besides Reed Arena, there are only a few venues that can hold more than a few thousand people,” Stuart said. “Kyle Field is going to be closed for renovations soon and Simpson Drill Field is the next best place.” Besides the size of the field, Stuart said he is very excited for the oppor-

tunity to reach more students even if it means facing the challenges of working with an outside venue. Christopher Edgar, Breakaway volunteer and junior chemical engineering major, said the increased visibility is something to be excited about. “I am really excited,” Edgar said. “It’s the middle of campus. We’ll get to be super loud for everyone to hear and not be hidden away in a corner of campus.” Breakaway volunteer and junior chemical engineering major, Nidia Selwyn, said the move could increase diversity for the event. “Different people will be able to come,” Selwyn said, “People who don’t know about [Breakaway] can come and learn.” Adam Cohen, senior molecular and cell biology major, said the logistical problems of the move make it an im-

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“I think its good for this game, because it makes it fair for students that have to wait until Thursday to pull tickets, instead of having that ticket taken away by a non-student.”

“It’s pretty logical not to allow guest passes. I remember in 2010, against Nebraska, there were a lot of overflow seats. I think this gives everyone with a sports pass a fairer chance to get a better seat or a seat they can expect.”

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“I think it’s fair you can’t pull guest tickets. You want to keep a lot of Aggies in there, because it is our field and you want to keep your home-field advantage.” Alex Smith, junior animal science major

“If you’re an Aggie, you’re the one that stands in line, you should be able to go to the game with your friends and not have someone who took the easy way out take your spot. ” Jennifer Wainscott, junior allied health major

“[Students] own [passes], and so they have the right to make the decision on what to do with them. What if I wanted to bring my parents to the game? I don’t think that’s fair.” Matt Avila, senior economics major

“I feel like we should be able to sell our own personal tickets. Since there’s such a high demand, I’m ok with us not being able to pull a guest ticket, however.” Tim Navarro, senior industrial distribution major

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you please. “As far as I am concerned, when I purchase something it becomes mine and I am allowed to do with it as I please,” Yanker said. “Therefore I think we should be able to sell our tickets.” Despite the temptation to sell tickets for profit, Jake Smith, freshman political science major, said that while selling tickets is not quite stealing, it does hurt

Aggie Athletics. “I agree with the 12th Man Foundation because we as students get these tickets at an extremely discounted price,” Smith said. “We shouldn’t take advantage of the system by re-selling them to someone who doesn’t get this privilege reserved for an A&M student.” Alyssa Dunn, junior management major, said the amount of students selling tickets for profit is not only high for the Alabama game, but for every game of the season. “A whole Facebook page is devoted to

hundreds of people selling their tickets,” Dunn said. Brady Hogan, sophomore biomedical science major, said some students lack the Aggie-way by taking advantage of others. “I don’t have a problem with students selling to other students for face value because they pay that amount of money for the ticket,” Hogan said. “But selling them for a profit to other students is taking advantage of the ones that weren’t able to get sports passes.”

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Sean Lester: The battle for state supremacy still wages, but the gap has closed

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aturday night there was a shockwave sent through the college football tectonic plates. Beginning on the coasts of our nation, the aftermath could be felt down into Texas and, more specifically, in both Austin and College Station. Just hours after Texas A&M closed out its 65-28 win against Sam Houston State, fans everywhere began to hear the news. No. 15 Texas was down to Brigham Young on the road and it didn’t look pretty for the Longhorns. They led the game just twice before eventually allowing the Cougars to rush for 550 total rushing yards, the most a Texas team has allowed in program history. When the final seconds of the clock ticked off, the Internet was in a frenzy. Texas had just lost, 40-21. While Twitter seemed to be blowing up, there was one tweet that may have signaled the swapping of the throne in Texas collegiate football. “Texas A&M is the university of Texas.” The tweet came from A&M senior defensive back Toney Hurd Jr., garnering more than 900 retweets. It wasn’t just a tweet from a former rival player — it was so much more. Texas’ loss wasn’t the only shocking defeat of the evening. Also falling were former powerhouse programs Southern Cal and Notre Dame. It was the first time Texas, USC and Notre Dame lost on the same night since 1976. I can remember watching that 2005 National Championship game in marvel of Matt Leinart and Vince Young. Those were

the “it” programs in college football. Texas and Souther Cal — it didn’t get much cooler than that. My how the mighty have fallen. USC fans chanted “Fire Kiffin” toward their head coach Lane Kiffin in the final quarters of Saturday’s game. Texas message boards were a mess with questions of how long Mack Brown would last as the Longhorn head man. Meanwhile in College Station, we are a week removed from turbulent news of taunting and signatures. Doesn’t seem so bad anymore, does it? Aggie fans have been fed with a continuous feed of news claiming Texas A&M has become the No. 1 football program in Texas for months now. Recruits want to play in the best conference and they have a chance to do that in Aggieland, not Austin or Los Angeles. But this potential re-crowning has nothing to do with a 100-year rivalry that was brought to a halt when A&M left for the SEC and Texas claimed there was no room on the schedule. The two teams, and their fan bases, no longer battle each other. There’s simply been a lopsided shift within the state waiting to happen. And if Texas is on it’s way down, the Aggies have already started their rise up.

Saturday night served as the first shockwaves for a changing of the guard in both the national and state college football landscape. It’s just how sports work. There is a constant turnover and one team’s reign only lasts so long. We have a turnover happening in Texas, but it is by no means complete. It may not be for some time. But if A&M were to officially become the university of Texas, it would all begin this weekend. As you may know, A&M will welcome the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide to Aggieland on Saturday. ESPN’s College Gameday will begin hosting shows and filming content on Thursday, and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, all eyes will be on the biggest game of the college football season, aired nationally on CBS. There will be a steady Aggie stream on the nation’s television screens throughout the weekend, while Texas is in danger of falling to 1-2 as it takes on a young but extremely talented Ole Miss squad that is sure to give troubles. That game will air on the Longhorn Network. With the top players from the fertile Texas recruiting land in attendance at Kyle Field, Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies have a chance to assert themselves as the team to beat within the state.

Sean Lester is a senior agricultural communications major and sports desk assistant for The Battalion

A&M, Baylor end 2 OT match in tie

Forward Kunz injures leg in opening minute Clay Koepke

Special to The Battalion he No. 24 Texas A&M women’s soccer team hosted former Big 12 rival Baylor on Sunday night at Ellis Field. The double-overtime match ended in a scoreless tie. The game started with a moment of concern for the Aggies as standout forward Annie Kunz went down in the first minute of action. Kunz has scored double-digit goals the past two years and has a goal to her name this season. Texas A&M head coach G Guerrieri made it known how he felt about Kunz being injured. “The tone was set when the [Baylor] coaches sent their players out to break our leading scorer’s leg,” Guerrieri said. “In the first ten seconds of the game, their kid goes out with instructions from their coaching staff to break Annie Kunz’s leg, and they almost did, but luckily, x-rays are negative and she just has a bad sprain. I was proud of our kids, because we didn’t respond to the bully coming in and trying to break us in half.” After giving up three goals to Pepperdine last Sunday, Guerrieri expressed his frustration with the way the Aggies defense was performing, noting that the unit has some kinks to smooth out. Following the score-

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A win over Alabama would not only begin a ripple effect but, if coupled with a Texas loss to No. 25 Ole Miss, could set off like a perfectly orchestrated natural disaster, the earthquake many Aggies have been waiting ages for.

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(Top) Defensive players huddle between plays against Sam Houston State. (Bottom) Linebacker Tommy Sanders makes a tackle on Saturday.

n Texas A&M’s duel Saturday against the Sam Houston State Bearkats, Johnny Manziel once again dominated the talk of the nation. After sustaining a first-half suspension from the NCAA last week against Rice, Manziel took the field for his first full game of the season. The sophomore quarterback torched the Bearkats through the air, passing 29-of-42 for 426 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans hauled in seven passes for a career-best 155 yards, later saying having the reigning Heisman Trophy winner back full-time was positive. “[Johnny Manziel] is the best player in the country, so having him for two halves is great,” Evans said. On the defensive side of the ball, though, the unit allowed a combined 59 points from Rice and Sam Houston State over the past two weeks. In one series, the Bearkat offense pounded the ball on the ground six consecutive times, eventually ending in a Timothy Flanders touchdown on their opening drive. Throughout the remainder of the game, the Aggies allowed three notable offensive plays to Sam Houston State, all of which ended in scores. A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said the defense needs to be more consistent throughout the game. “[The defense] had its moments where they gave up big plays, and we can’t do that,” Sumlin said. “We’ll go back and watch the video and assess where we are. One [play] in particular was a missed tackle. We have to continue to keep coaching.” After serving one-game suspensions for offseason offenses, senior defensive lineman Kirby Ennis along with junior safety Floyd Raven Sr. found their way back into the starting lineup. Raven was forced to leave the game early after injuring his collarbone on the third defensive play of the game, while Ennis helped establish a late-game rush defense. With three defensive starters — sophomore cornerback De’Vante Harris, junior linebacker Steven Jenkins and defensive tackle Gavin Stansbury — still

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less Baylor match, though, Guerrieri said the A&M defense had improved tremendously. Junior Jordan Day had a strong day in goal, holding a clean sheet despite playing two extra overtime periods. Day only had to make 11 saves on four Baylor strikes, as her defensive back line made multiple plays on the ball when Baylor was within range of scoring. “I think our back line played so well today,” Day said. “We played really good as a unit and we really connected well.” After coming off a tough loss against the Pepperdine Wave last Sunday, the Aggies redeemed themselves Friday with an impressive 6-1 final tally over the San Diego Toreros. After holding a 1-0 edge over the Toreros at the half, the Aggies found the net five times in the second half, defeating San Diego for the first time in program history. “We’ve created a lot of chances to do that in the past but some really good finishes, and six to one is not indicative of this game,” Guerrieri said after the game Friday. “I thought San Diego was fantastic and they controlled good sequences of the match. You can see when we get rolling we can be pretty darn dangerous.” Texas A&M plays the University of Massachusetts on Friday and concludes the weekend when it hosts Cal-Poly on Sunday at Ellis Field.

out due to suspension, Sumlin said getting them back would provide veteran leadership to the young unit. “To get them back in the huddle will be a big deal,” Sumlin said. “Deshazor [Everett] had that effect, as you saw he was very active. With those guys out there, the coaches will be able to change some things, because we’ve been very vanilla the last couple weeks because of youth.” With top-ranked Alabama’s visit to Kyle Field on Saturday, the A&M defense — back at full strength — will have an opportunity to show its maturation. Despite the Crimson Tide’s 35-10 victory over Virginia Tech in its opener, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron went 10 for 23 with only 110 passing yards. “Alabama feels like another game,” Manziel said. “It feels like week three of the season. We have to continue to get better as a team and continue to get better every week in every aspect — offense, defense, special teams. Having a full roster back will be nice, but for us, we have to get back at it just like we did last year and see how things go.” Wafi Alzawad — THE BATTALION

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50th anniversary of formal admittance for women and AfriI am a big can Americans. The “50 Years believer in of Inclusion� consists of other equality and programs in the fall, such as an diversity, so I believe event that will highlight some of the first African-American and the 50th anniversary women students at Texas A&M of the integration of University, as well as other no- women and Africantable leaders of civil rights on Americans into Texas October 16. “We thought that was really im- A&M University is a portant to bring back some of great achievement.� the early pioneers in the struggle — Cassandra Vallencilla, freshman for inclusion,� Pettit said. geophysics major Cassandra Vallecilla, freshman geophysics major, understands the importance of celebrating 50 years of inclusion, which is the value in Jemison’s message. “Diversity has allowed Texas A&M to become one of the top, tier-one research universities in the country,� Vallencia said. “I am a big believer in equality and diversity, so I believe the 50th anniversary of the integration of women and African-Americans into Texas A&M University is a great achievement.� Additionally, Nov. 13 will be recognized as a “Day of Engagement,� encouraging students, faculty, staff and community members to go out engage in issues of inclusion. This day will be kicked off the night before with a presentation from Maura Cullen, a recognized speaker in areas of diversity and in the importance of being engaged. Pettit said students who wish to learn more about “50 Years of Inclusion� should visit inclusion.tamu.edu for more information. “I just really want the University to understand how important this year is and really celebrate how far we’ve come,� Pettit said.

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ow a vacant building, the former Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, was a stark contrast to the commemoration and applause from people directly across the street on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to noon, 40 Days For Life, a nationwide pro-life campaign effort, hosted ‘Breakthrough,’ to celebrate, as what Jason Bienski, the mayor of Bryan said in a welcome speech, “the most historic abortion center closing since Roe v. Wade.” Held under an outdoor tent, the event included speakers and attracted hundreds of people. In attendance were volunteers, local residents, and students from Texas A&M. A speaker at the event was Abby Johnson, the former director of Bryan’s Planned Parenthood clinic, who left her position in October 2009 to become an advocate for the pro-life movement. Johnson attributed the closing of the Bryan clinic to combined efforts from the Texas Legislature, volunteers and to the local pregnancy centers. “My hope is that the community will take this to other places and help replicate these results,” Johnson said. Rachel Hillebrand, junior political science major and member of Pro-Life Aggies, said she was glad the clinic was shut down and that the clinics closing was an answer to many prayers. “This is a testament to what a strong community that Bryan and College Station have,” Hillebrand said. The former Brazos Valley Planned Parenthood was the site of the first 40 Days for Life Campaign in 2004. The clinic was also located next to The Coalition for Life, another grassroots pro-life organization. Heather Adams, senior international studies

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(Top) Abby Johnson, former director of Planned Parenthood in Bryan, speaks at a 40 Days for life event on Saturday. (Bottom, from left) Heather Adams and Rachel Hillebrand attended the event.

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I KNOW. WE’RE EXCITED, TOO. The latest proposed student housing community is now being designed in West Campus. Come tell the architects what you think.

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practical idea. “That’s too many people for that area of campus,” Cohen said. “It’s going to be disruptive, and the traffic is going to be stifling.” Cohen said he is concerned about how students of other religions will be impacted by Breakaway taking place at Simpson Drill Field. “I already feel alienated on campus for being Jewish,” Cohen said. “I think bringing [Breakaway] more into the public is going to give the wrong idea to students [who] are not Christian. I don’t like that A&M is affiliated with it.” Irion said more students learn about Breakaway each year through different forms of advertising, including promotional post cards, banners on campus and simple word of mouth. “For a while, we would send out postcards to the incoming freshmen with the first Breakaway date,” Irion said. “Last year, we started sending out postcards to the entire student body. Ben also speaks at Impact camps over the

I am really excited. It’s the middle of campus. We’ll get to be super loud for everyone to hear and not be hidden away in a corner of campus.” — Christopher Edgar, Breakaway volunteer

summer. Students hear him and want to come to Breakaway.” Ritvik Bansal, senior biomedical engineering major, said that because the location is so public, the move might seem as though the University is promoting Breakaway. “As long as it doesn’t decry other religions, I don’t think it’s an issue,” Bansal said. “People of other faiths are welcome to go to it and also can hold a similar event for their faith.”

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