inside sports | 3 Victorious in Reed Reed Arena was the site of the A&M Classic as tournament MVP Kelsey Bone fueled the Aggies to wins over Southern on Friday and Marquette on Sunday, each by more than 20 points.
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Student Bonfire burns Friday night before the Missouri game near Old San Antonio Road. This year's bonfire was 45 feet tall, a height that has remained consistent over the past few years due to the design. Regardless of the absence of the annual University of Texas game, Bonfire still burns strong.
Historic season sealed with 59-29 blowout James Solano The Battalion The expectations entering A&M’s inaugural season with the Southeastern Conference were never high. For months, critics from around the country guaranteed failure or, at best, mediocrity for a program matching wits against the premier college football league in the nation. At the SEC Media Days, vicious reporters bombarded first-year head coach Kevin Sumlin with questions regarding his unproven offense, a thin defensive front and an unsolved quarterback controversy. Hope was a rare commodity in College Station everywhere except the Bright football complex, where young athletes found themselves buying into an unknown system. One regular season later, that hope was rewarded as the Aggies, in front of 87,222, downed former Big 12 foe Missouri, 59-29. The victory capped the program’s first tenwin season since 1998 — the year of its lone
Big 12 Championship — and further propelled A&M toward national prominence. “I think that beforehand, it was really just guys having faith — belief without proof,” Sumlin said. “Now, if you’re a young player in the program, you understand the process and that makes sense because of your rewards and, if you’re a young prospect out there, you understand that we’ve got a great University, we’ve got a great game day experience and we’re in probably the best league in the country and you can come to Texas A&M and win.” Johnny Manziel continued his quest to impress Heisman voters Saturday evening, racking up 372 yards and three touchdowns through the air while adding 67 yards on 12 carries with two scores on the ground. Statistically, Manziel finished the regular season with 4,600 yards of total offense through only 12 games, surpassing the SEC record set by Heisman winner and former See Blowout on page 4
Chase Krumholz — THE BATTALION
Johnny Manziel stiff-arms a Missouri defender on a scramble. Manziel’s two rushing touchdowns brought him to 19 for the season, which matches the school record.
New school, old school Mark Doré: Seniors ground underclassmen It’s hard not to love the dichotomy of the A&M football team between the new and the old. The new pieces and conference stomping grounds of this program have been discussed at length. The Aggies have an all-new coaching staff and their leading passer, rusher, kicker, receiver and kick returner are true redshirt freshmen. This is the new A&M, right? Out with the old, as they say? Not so fast. If not for the wholesale buy-in from this crop of seniors, the Manziel-KingsburySumlin show would never have made it off the ground. These players are Sumlin’s because he has made them his, but remember this roster was recruited by a different staff. Ryan Swope and Christine Michael may be the faces of this class, at least on the offensive side of the ball, and they had a
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great deal of success in former head coach Mike Sherman’s offenses. The modified air-raid offense Kingsbury adopted sits on the other side of the spectrum from Sherman’s pro-style offense. That’s not an easy transition for a player to make and there isn’t a perfect success rate. Michael serves as a useful case study in this conversation because he didn’t seem to transition as smoothly as his counterparts. Swope, Sean Porter and Jonathon Stewart haven’t experienced a drop-off in production. Spencer Nealy has thrived in his new role. Had Michael stayed healthy the past two seasons, he would have seen playing time nearly equal to that of Cyrus Gray. So with Gray gone, this was Michael’s backfield, right? Wrong. Sumlin began stretching the field with five-wide sets and an See Seniors on page 4
Stats show similar crime rates in twin cities Elise Brunsvold
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Senior Ryan Swope celebrates his seventh touchdown of the season on Saturday. Swope became the second Aggie ever to break 3,000 career receiving yards.
The Battalion While stereotypes and false perceptions lead some to believe Bryan is more prone to criminal activity than its sister city, College Station, officers of both cities’ police departments refute the claim and warn students of the real dangers in both areas. Kelley McKethan, Bryan Police Department public information officer, said the two cities are fairly equivalent when it comes to criminal activity. For example, both cities have witnessed a decline in overall crime in the past year, with a 14 percent decrease in College Station and a 21 percent decrease in Bryan. Both cities have also seen an increase in crimes such as aggravated assault and rape, with similar numbers to show. McKethan said perceptions of Bryan being more dangerous and
A lot of our violators who are committing the crimes are coming from out of town” — Rhonda Seaton, College Station Police Department
prone to crime are false, stating trends and statistics are analogous for the two areas. “We’re basically sister cities with no border or wall,” McKethan said. “People from Bryan come to do criminal activity in College Station and people from College Station come to do criminal activity in Bryan. It’s pretty fair across the board with the crimes that we have.” McKethan said because Bryan is an older community with older homes and communities, people coSee Crime on page 2
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ordinate the aging and declining areas with crime. However, she said this doesn’t make the region less safe than its neighboring city. “I think people look at it like that because it’s an older community,” McKethan said. “Bryan has been here a lot longer than College Station, so you can look at some of our neighborhoods and see that some of them have deteriorated, not necessarily in a crime way, but aesthetically.” Julie Jackson, junior recreation park and tourism sciences major, said she understands how Bryan and College Station are more similar in criminal activity than many perceive. “I think it’s difficult to dissociate them,” Jackson said. “They’re right next to each other and seem like one community, so I would almost expect the crime rates to be somewhat the same.” Rhonda Seaton of the College Sta-
Americans’ evolving shopping habits during the holiday shopping season, a time when stores can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue. But as other days become popular for online shopping, Cyber Monday may lose some of its cache. To be sure, Cyber Monday hasn’t always been the biggest online shopping day. In fact, up until three years ago, that title was historically earned by the last day shoppers could order items with standard shipping rates and get them delivered before Christmas. That day changes every year, but usually falls in late December.
tion Police Department said while many blame crimes on local residents, especially those from Bryan communities, many crimes are due to external traffic and visitors to the areas. “A lot of our violators who are committing crimes are coming from out of town,” Seaton said. “Basically for them this is a target rich environment because college kids are going to spend their money on cool stuff like smartphones, iPads and computers.” Seaton said being centrally located between cities such as Houston and Austin makes College Station a prime target for criminal activity. “We’re very, very centrally located, which is good for business and the community,” Seaton said. “But it’s also good for the bad guys coming in because it’s an easy in and out for them.” Seaton said students shouldn’t worry about location. Instead, she said students should be more aware of the situations in which they find themselves. “The crimes can happen anywhere,” Seaton said. “We hate to
compare the cities because it is so fluid. You can’t really say that you’re more likely to get assaulted in one city than the other because a lot of it depends on the people and the situations that you put yourself into.” McKethan gave some tips and reminders for students to stay safe and avoid being victims of criminal activity such as traveling in groups and keeping belongings locked up and out of sight. McKethan also said property crimes and sexual assaults are prominent in both areas and can be avoided through remaining cautious and careful with belongings and people. “It’s just a matter of being vigilant,” McKethan said. “It’s making sure you’re not an easy target and that you’re being observant with your surroundings.” Seaton said students and community members should be less concerned about specific areas and more about overall safety, remaining smart and cautious in a still, very safe environment.
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A&M sweeps tournament MVP Bone key in wins over Southern, Marquette Drew Chambers The Battalion The A&M women’s basketball team defeated Southern 88-48 on Friday at the A&M Classic and finished with an 84-64 victory over Marquette on Sunday afternoon. The Aggies began the season with a 0-3 record. They suffered losses to No. 9 Louisville, No. 9 Penn State and No. 2 Connecticut. Since then, the Aggies have won their last three games by a combined 75 points. Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair said the team knew they would lose some games coming into the season, but the schedule was preparation for future success. “I’m not worried about the record,” Blair said. “I knew we were going to lose some games no matter what because of who we played. I couldn’t have pressed those first three teams. The last three it’s worked and hopefully that’ll give us a little more
confidence when we play a top-ten team again.” Junior center Kelsey Bone was named MVP for the tournament after racking up 32 points during the weekend along with two steals and 13 rebounds. A&M got off to a close start Sunday against Marquette. The game was tied at 20-20 with 7:06 left in the first half when the Aggies broke away on a 26-1 run to end the half. Sophomore guard Alexia Standish — who has been recovering from knee surgery — said she was finding her rhythm during the game. She shot 3-5 from the threepoint range and added two free throws for a total of 11 points as the second leading scorer Sunday. “It’s been a long process,” Standish said. “Not playing for six months kind of hurt my confidence, but getting back on the court, getting back in the practice gym and shooting has helped me get my confidence back.” Blair said Standish had
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Top left: Senior guard Adrienne Pratcher directs the Aggie offense. Top right: Freshman guard Courtney Walker rises for a jumper against Southern. Bottom: Junior center Kelsey Bone works the low post. to play through pain and probably will have to learn to do so for the rest of the year. On Sunday, the Aggies had 12 players score and just as many collected at least one rebound as Coach Blair got everyone playing time in both halves.
A 31-point lead was cut to less than 20 late in the second half. Senior forward Kristi Bellock said that Marquette’s near-rally was due to a lack of chemistry between the A&M players that were in the game and the team must play more in sync in the future.
“The chemistry on the court wasn’t as strong as the starting five,” Bellock said. “When you have multiple combinations there are going to be some holes, but we have to get better as a team so when everyone comes in there is no loss in play.”
Coach Blair said the team will focus on final exams and get more scrimmage time as the semester comes to a close. A&M’s next game will be at Reed Arena Dec. 4 against Louisiana Tech.
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Auburn quarterback Cam Newton who generated 4,327 yards through 14 games in 2010. Despite a freshman never having won the coveted Heisman trophy, which is awarded annually to college footballâ€™s most outstanding player, Manziel has seemingly taken the sport by storm. With his slew of broken records and defining victory over then No. 1 Alabama, the young quarterbackâ€™s resume holds its own against the nationâ€™s other top athletes. At the very least, Manziel has earned a few votes from his own teammates. â€œJohnny is the most exciting player in the world,â€? senior defensive tackle Spencer Nealy said. â€œâ€˜Heismanzielâ€™ is pretty catchy. Johnny deserves it and he has competed consistently. Heâ€™s an incredible player and a good guy too.â€? The heavily-favored Aggies opened fire early on the Tigers, jumping to a 14-point lead from two short runs by senior Christine Michael and junior Ben Malena. Halfway
through the third drive, however, Manziel writhed in pain following a seven-yard scramble, silencing the 12th Man. On the initial play of Manzielâ€™s absence, Michael added another score on a 38-yard dash. â€œJohnny Football,â€? knee-brace laden, returned only three offensive plays later, throwing touchdown passes to seniors Ryan Swope and Uzoma Nwachukwu and redshirt freshman Mike Evans to end the half, lifting A&M to a 42-0 lead. The remainder of the matchup featured Manzielâ€™s two rushing scores and a deep 52yard field goal by Taylor Bertolet, sealing the win on senior night for a much deserving senior class. â€œThe type of season we had last year was just a nightmare of a season,â€? senior center Patrick Lewis said. â€œThis is a new team and we had high expectations. We expect to win every game, even when people didnâ€™t really give us a chance. People in the fan base, people in the school believed in us and thatâ€™s what itâ€™s all about.â€?
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upstart freshman quarterback started scrambling more than 15 times per game. Junior Ben Malena found himself as the starting back. Freshman Trey Williams began to filch carries. There were murmurs that Michael didnâ€™t â€œbuy in,â€? the universal buzzword in situations like this. On paper, can you blame him? Heâ€™s a pro-caliber back that, if featured, may have been the Aggie to tie the school record of 19 running touchdowns in a season instead of Manziel (Michael has 12 through the end of the regular season on 94 fewer carries than Manziel.) In all likelihood, Sumlinâ€™s decisions hurt Michaelâ€™s NFL draft status. So when Michael was ejected following an early touchdown against Sam Houston State for punching an opposing player â€” this after much speculation that Michael has been in Sumlinâ€™s doghouse much of the season â€” the easy conclusion was that Michael was done, or at least close. The easy conclusion was the wrong one. Thatâ€™s what was so great about senior night, a 59-29 spanking of Missouri. Yes, Manziel put a nice little ribbon on his stellar season that is Heisman-worthy by any and
all measures. Yes, A&M reached 10 wins in a season for the first time since 1998. Yes, there was some fitting symbolism in a 30-point thrashing of the â€œotherâ€? school to make the jump from the Big 12 to the SEC. And yes, Michael has been the third-best rusher on the team behind Manziel and Malena. Of the 17 seniors, Itâ€™s likely that 16 of them made a smoother transition to this new-look A&M than Michael did. But on Saturday, the face of the new A&M went down with a twisted knee and the Heisman trophy. Of course we know that Manziel returned after missing just four plays to rack up five touchdowns. But in that scariest of moments, wasnâ€™t it fitting that the face of the old A&M â€” Michael â€” immediately ripped off a 38-yard touchdown to settle the crowd? The present and the future shine equally bright for A&M but most seem blind to the contributions and flexibility of a senior class that made sure they left the program better than they found it. I doubt the seniors would have it any other way. Mark Dore is a senior English major and sports desk assistant for The Battalion
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