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Vol. 87, No. 11 Monday, October 4, 2010
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EARLY END TO A PERFECT RUN Even without star quarterback, Delaware beats Dukes 13-10 By MICHAEL DEMSKY The Breeze
PHOTOS BY ROBERT BOAG / THE BREEZE
Starting strong safety redshirt junior Vidal Nelson had seven tackles against Delaware, but it was a series of missed tackles and mental mistakes that led to the loss for the Dukes. RIGHT After going 3-0 for the first time under Coach Mickey Matthews, the Dukes lost their first conference game of the season.
Four games into the season and the JMU football team has begun to see some trends in its play, both good and bad. While the defense continues to shut down the opposition, the Dukes’ inability to score points and play disciplined football finally caught up with them Saturday afternoon. The team started Colonial Athletic Association play with a major disappointment, falling to the University of Delaware, -, at Bridgeforth Stadium on Saturday. Behind a sold-out, yet overly tame crowd of parents and students enjoying the Family Weekend festivities, JMU (-, - in the CAA) didn’t seem to be in prime form from the start against the Blue Hens (-, -). The team missed a field goal, lost a fumble and punted the ball twice to end its four first quarter drives. But the story early on was an injury to Delaware senior quarterback Pat Devlin. Devlin, a transfer from Penn State, was knocked out of the game with a concussion on the second play of the game following a tackle by JMU redshirt junior defensive end D.J. Bryant. The injury occurred after Devlin, who was already nursing a broken left wrist, handed the ball off to freshman running back Andrew Pierce and was hit by Bryant soon thereafter. “On that play, my responsibility was the quarterback,” Bryant said. “So when he came up the field, I thought he still had the ball and I made the tackle.” The Delaware side took issue with the play after the game as they were adamant the tackle was illegal. “The defensive lineman came in and got a late hit on the quarterback,” Delaware sophomore wide receiver Rob Jones said. “It’s a tough loss when it’s your starting quarterback.”
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Delaware sophomore outside linebacker Paul Worrilow backed up his teammate’s words. “Yes, it was a late hit,” Worrilow said. “Unnecessary.” Following the loss of Devlin, the reigns of the Delaware offense were put in the hands of redshirt freshman Trevor Sasek. Prior to Saturday, Sasek’s only game experience was taking over for Devlin in the Blue Hen’s - victory over Duquesne University on Sept. . “Losing Pat was tough,” Delaware head coach K.C. Keener said. “I think it was big that Trevor played a full game against Duquesne and I think he weathered the storm pretty well. Obviously Pat’s one of the best players in the country, so see FOOTBALL, page 10
Campus construction continues Wayland Hall to offer performing arts learning community
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Wayland Hall will be a sustainable building featuring geothermal technology.
New bioscience building on East Campus to group all sciences
By LANI FURBANK contributing writer
By ANNE ELSEA contributing writer
When work on JMU’s sixth Bluestone renovation project is complete, the university will have its first visual and performing arts residential learning community. Construction on Wayland Hall began this summer and should be ready for its residents by summer . The first-year residence hall may have the arts learning community, but it will not be exclusive to just arts majors. Maggie Burkhart Evans, the director of the Office of Residence Life, oversees the design planning and space usage of the building. She and her team surveyed residents of Wayland and Hoffman Halls to get student opinion on the design of the new hall. “I have been so pleased with the positive responses to the major changes we’ve proposed,” Evans said. She said President Linwood Rose was “involved in the design process, and his support of this project has been inspirational. It will be a source of great pride for JMU.” The goal is to select students who have a
JMU will soon add another structure to the skyline of the east side of campus. With the scheduled May completion of the biosciences building, all of the science buildings at JMU will be located on the east side of campus. The building will be , square feet and will cost about $ million. “The primary usage of the building is going to be biology and biochemistry,” said Don Egle, university spokesman. With the biology department currently located in Burruss Hall on the Quad, the new building will have more space for instruction and research, including a microscopy suite and the most up-todate scientific equipment for student usage. “We expect to add a Transmission Electron Microscope,” said David Brakke, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. “It will also expand our capacity to offer laboratories for key courses that are in high demand from the health professions and pre-professional students.” The hope is flexibility in classrooms would help
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State-of-the-art lab equipment will fill the sustainable bioscience building.
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BOARD OF VISITORS
Plans for ‘student success center’ unveiled By MATT SUTHERLAND The Breeze
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Charles King, the senior vice president for Administration and Finance, discusses the recent acquisition of the towers of the former Rockingham Memorial Hospital facility.
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On Friday, the Board of Visitors announced JMU officially took control of a large part of the former Rockingham Memorial Hospital facility. Charles King, the senior vice president for Administration and Finance, explained to the board that the North, South, East and West towers were formally in JMU’s possession as of Friday. The towers are a large piece of the facility, although JMU will not take complete control of the complex until December . Purchased in for $. million, the former RMH facilities — now known as North Campus — include nine buildings and more than , square feet. “That’s a pretty reasonable acquisition there, as far as square footage,” King said. Randy Mitchell, associate vice president for Student Success, also unveiled a plan to the board to convert the West
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Tower into a “student success center.” This will include offices for departments, a dining facility, a health center and experimental classrooms. “We want a building where every student can use everything in that building,” Mitchell said. “This is going to be a very important crossroads of the campus. This intersection with [the West Tower], the library and the student center, this becomes a very dynamic place, so it has to be accessible in that regard.” JMU also plans to demolish the South Tower to make room for a grassy area next to the West Tower. King said this would serve a purpose almost like the Quad. According to King, Carrier Library, Burruss Hall, Phillips Hall and the student center are primary reasons for developing this region. “There’s thousands of students that are in this area and we want to figure out a way to connect the North Campus to the Bluestone campus,” King said.
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According to King, JMU will take possession of the Wine-Price Building at Ott St. in December. JMU will renovate the building and transfer its human resources, procurement and training offices there in the spring. The former Cancer Center, across from Miller and Duke Halls, is planned to be converted into a new Office of Admissions. According to King, the admissions office has outgrown the space provided at Sonner Hall. “There’s not a lot of very convenient parking for our guests, and it’s a long way away from the Bluestone Campus, where we conduct the majority of our visitor tours,” King said. “This has easy access off of Main Street, it gives them plenty of room to expand, and they can walk just across [Cantrell Avenue], and be right on the Bluestone campus.” By December , RMH will vacate the entire facility, and it will
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SPORTS Costly mistakes
JMU’s penalties for yards were a major factor in Saturday’s loss.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department issued an alert Sunday cautioning Americans traveling to Europe to be vigilant about possible terrorist attacks. The advisory says Americans should be aware that terrorists often target popular tourist attractions and public transportation such as subways and rail systems. It doesn’t warn Americans not to travel to the region. “Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks,” the State Department advisory said. “Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests.” Militants based in Pakistan are planning coordinated strikes in Great Britain, France and Germany, Sky News reported, citing U.S. officials it didn’t name.
WASHINGTON — The CIA is using an arsenal of armed drones and other equipment provided by the U.S. military to secretly escalate its operations in Pakistan by striking targets beyond the reach of American forces based in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. The merging of covert CIA operations and military firepower is part of a high-stakes attempt by the Obama administration to deal decisive blows to Taliban insurgents who have regained control of swaths of territory in Afghanistan but stage most of their operations from sanctuaries across that country’s eastern border. The move represents a signification evolution of an already controversial targeted killing program run by the CIA. The agency’s drone program began as a sporadic effort to kill members of the al-Qaida terrorist network.
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Fire department mock burns two rooms
On Friday at the ‘Block Party in the ’Burg, the Harrisonburg Fire Department burned two mock dorm rooms, one with a residential sprinkler system and one not, according to a press release from HFD. The fire department received a $1,000 grant from the Home Fire Sprinkler Association to educate the public about the benefits of home fire sprinklers. Washington, D.c.
State department issues a travel alert for Europe
On Sunday, the Obama administration warned American travelers of potential terrorist threats in Europe, according to The Washington Post. U.S. officials said the alert was issued after an assessment of information that suggested al-Qaida is aiming terror plots in European cities. The travel alert, which is a step below the formal travel warning, did not designate any specific city or country.
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On Friday, more than 100 JMU students and community members visit Astronomy Park for the brighest showing of Jupiter in more than 50 years.
Searching the night sky for Jupiter By Ame Wood contributing writer
John C. Wells Planetarium director William Alexander and JMU’s planetarium staff were just expecting a trickle of people throughout Friday night trying to get a look at Jupiter. By 8:45 p.m., more than 100 people stood in line at Festival Lawn’s Astronomy Park to see Jupiter and four of its moons through a telescope. The Department of Physics and Astronomy organized a star gaze from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday night because Jupiter was the closest and brightest it has been in 50 years. According to physics professor Harold Butner, who was one of the
professors sharing information with the crowd, it takes Earth 12 orbits when Jupiter gets around its orbit once. That would mean Earth should align near Jupiter again in 12 years. However, since the shape of each orbit is imperfect, Jupiter will be quite a bit further away than it is this time around. The estimated time for Jupiter to be this close again is between 50 and 100 years. The ability to view this phenomenon is not restricted to Friday’s star gaze. Jupiter has been getting closer and brighter for the past month, and it will continue to be about that distance and brightness for a few weeks, Butner said. Senior Chris Wolfe, vice president of JMU’s Astronomy Club, admitted the star gazes held by JMU faculty
are pretty rare. “We’d like to do it once a month,” Wolfe said. People started showing up to the astronomy park well before 8:30 p.m. A few younger children and their parents showed up at the beginning, followed by more Harrisonburg residents, JMU faculty and students. Donna Pettit, a JMU staff member, was excited to be at the star gaze and spoke of sending some of the kids she knew to Richmond for a another star gaze at the Science Museum of Virginia. Laura Taalman, a mathematics and statistics professor, attended because a colleague suggested she bring her 5-year-old son. “If my friend hadn’t told me about
it, I wouldn’t have known,” Taalman said. Most people seemed to think the few seconds at the telescope was worth waiting at least 20 minutes in the frosty air; the line kept growing, but no one was seen leaving without first getting to glance through one of the two telescopes. The event lasted well past its planned time, almost until 11 p.m. In addition to the view of Jupiter, Alexander provided star maps for people to look at and flyers about planetarium shows, held on Saturdays. “The planetarium shows are usually run by students,” Alexander said. contact Ame Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JMU police search for stolen laptops Police have no leads on two Dell laptops that were stolen from the ground floor of the Leeolou Alumni Center in the past two weeks. The first laptop, valued at $1,472, was stolen after 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, according to JMU Police Chief Lee Shifflett. The second, valued at $1,665, was stolen between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 to 24. According to Sonja Lovell, associate vice president of the Office of Development, the only door to the ground floor offices in Leeolou was locked the nights of the thefts. “The Leeolou building itself was unlocked upstairs because there was an event going on between Leeolou and Festival,” Lovell said, adding that she didn’t know how anyone would be able to get in. Shifflett said it was too early to say if the thefts were related. “Common sense would say they’re most likely related,” Shifflett said. “But we don’t know until we find them.”
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Freshmen and professors take turns Saturday launching stuffed Duke Dogs via homemade catapults in a contest hosted by the School of Engineering. The contest taught the importance of product design processes and featured 20 teams of students enrolled in Engineering 101. As teams tried to land a Duke Dog on a target about 50 feet away, judges awarded points based on performance, design economics, environmental impact and team collaboration.
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Alliance seeks to change misconceptions By Michael Hinkle contributing writer
A new HIV/AIDS alliance seeks to expel common misconceptions about the disease at JMU. Madison HIV/AIDS Alliance is made of about 10 members, and after recently applying for organizational status, it’s now in the process of solidifying the title. The group of students have found
a home in supporting a cure and research for the global epidemic. Even though all of the students involved are seniors, they are seeking to expand as their group grows into a full-fledged organization. “It is truly bothersome that there is still so much ignorance about the disease in the world,” said Megan Lukschander, the founder of the Madison HIV/AIDS Alliance and a senior health science major. She cites this as being
the ultimate driving factor in launching the program. Many of the students traveled to Guam this past summer, where they focused on HIV/AIDS outreach in the region. For most, it was here when their interest truly manifested into a call for action. “I have always had a passion for helping those with the disease, and it’s always been a goal of mine to study abroad before graduation,” said Cody
Childress, a senior biology major. “So, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to take advantage of.” While in Guam, the students took several classes, participated in numerous service projects and ultimately tried to provide insight on the disease in an area that may have otherwise never had the opportunity. The classes helped the members of the see hiv, page 4
Mountain Mama George Mason professor shares thoughts on mountaintop removal By Betsy O’brien contributing writer
Mountaintop removal is the “rape of Appalachia,” according to guest lecturer Susan Hirsch. Hirsch, an associate professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, was citing actress Ashley Judd and her use of a powerful metaphor. The power behind this metaphor lies in associating the criminal act of rape with mountaintop removal, explained Hirsch. This metaphor frames our perspective to view the mountain as a female victim and this method of mining as a physical violation. On Wednesday evening in ISAT, Hirsch presented her research on “Mountains and Metaphors: Conflicts Over Mining in a Time of Uncivil Discourse.” Mountaintop removal is a process of mining coal that involves stripping vegetation from the mountain then blasting off the top to retrieve coal along the inside seams. According to Hirsch, coal companies began utilizing this technique heavily in the 1990s because of its inexpensive and timely excavation. Hirsch said the primary energy source at JMU is coal retrieved from mountaintop removal practices. She encouraged citizen involvement by emphasizing that we are all stakeholders in this issue as we directly benefit from mountaintop removal. “How many people have previously heard of this issue?” questioned Hirsch at the conclusion of her presentation. Of the audience of about 75, close to half raised their hands. “With anti-mountaintop removal, many people think anti-coal,” said Meredith Routt, a junior nursing major. “Our society cannot run at this point in time without coal.” The goal of Hirsch’s presentation was to analyze uncivil discourse prevalent in controversial issues, focusing on mountaintop removal in West Virginia. “A lot of the discussion happens through stories and narratives,” Hirsch said. “Metaphor is the vehicle I’m going to use to address this issue as it draws on familiar or simple images to understand the complex.” John Picklap, a sophomore media arts and design and earth science double major, feels the metaphor was well-received. “Humans have felt a strong relationship with the Earth,” Picklap said. “In the past, we’ve compared farming to fertility and with this issue we’re doing the opposite. Instead of fertilizing the land, we’re raping it.” In the end, Hirsch’s teaching method gave students a more personal involvement with the issue of mountaintop removal. “When we anthropomorphize nature, it calls attention to the disconne ct b etw e en humans and the environment,” Hirsch said. contact Betsy O’Brien at email@example.com.
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WAYLAND | Sustainable products used in construction from front
common appreciation and respect for the visual and performing arts, and to create a community that celebrates the arts, according to Evans. The entire interior has changed to now include hall bathrooms, rooms for students to practice instrumental or vocal work, performance and program spaces and lounges that will function as art galleries. The parking lot is being replaced by green areas, seating, bike paths and storm water drainage to give students a pleasant and relaxing area to study or hang out. Since a learning community will be housed in Wayland, residents in the hall will all take one class together, allowing the group to collaborate across disciplines by building off of each other’s talents and interests.
The class will include educational trips and lectures from faculty members. Some students, like freshman dance major Miranda Denham, said she would like to have lived in the hall. “I think it’s a good idea to get the arts community together,” Denham said. “And there would be a lot more communication about what’s going on in Forbes.” Nick Matherne, a freshman music education major, thinks the arts community “certainly would have been interesting, in terms of being with a bunch of people who are all interested in doing the same thing, and it would turn into more of a family.” The university is attempting to achieve platinum certification for the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design standards. LEED status certifies buildings as being
environmentally friendly, with platinum certification having the strictest requirements for conserving energy and money. Evans explained that this means that there will be a large focus on sustainability. For example, the hall will have geothermal heating and ventilation and cooling system that uses ground source water to make controlling the building’s temperature of the building more efficient. “We’ll be collecting rainwater in holding tanks that will be tinted blue then directed to the toilets,” Evans said. “We’ve recycled or reused a great deal of the demolition materials from the hall, and all of the finishes will have some level of recycled content or come from rapidly renewable resources.” CONTACT Lani Furbank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIOLOGY | Rooms to provide options from front
the classes become a more group learning environment, instead of the normal lecture hall, according to Susan Halsell, associate professor of biology. “We’re trying to design a lot of flexibility in that furnishings in the classroom can be moved around depending on what kind of study you will be doing,” Halsell said. Besides the new equipment in the building, the building itself will serve the purpose of being environmentally friendly and ascetically pleasing. “There is going to be a series of land features specifically meant to capture runoff water and prevent ground runoff pollution,” Halsell said. The building is designed to
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to Brakke. “It will also move the department adjacent to the Physics and Chemistry Building, which affords much greater opportunities for collaboration among faculty,” Brakke said. “When people bump into one another good things happen.” Besides faculty being able to work closer together, students in the math and science track will be able to have classes on the same side of the highway. “I’m really glad that it will be over on East Campus so that I can have most of my major classes in math and science in one place,” said Natasha Cheatham, a freshman biology major. CONTACT Anne Elsea at email@example.com.
deal in terms of improving our facilities on campus.” Friday’s meeting also saw the addition of $. million to JMU’s - budget. Of that addition, more than $. million of the budget is being requested from the state to fund the university’s engineering program. The remaining $. million will have to be paid for by other means, which could include tuition or outside benefactors. More than $, will go toward renovating Newman Lake’s dam. Although there is nothing wrong with the current dam, new commonwealth
standards are being implemented to make sure the lake does not flood onto Interstate , Rose said. At April’s meeting, the board decided to raise tuition . percent for in-state students and . percent for out-of-state students. The decision was made to offset a $. million deficit in general funds due to decreased state funding. Although it is still too early to tell, both Rose and King said tuition should not increase as a result from this budget. CONTACT Matt Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Madison HIV/AIDS Alliance broaden their knowledge on the topic and answer any questions that people in Guam had. In order for a club to become an officially recognized organization at JMU, some of its members must attend organization classes, workshops, get a faculty sponsor and present to a faculty board for final approval.
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Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design certified silver, which means it conserves energy and water, reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions, lowers operating costs and also reduces waste sent to landfills. Like Burruss Hall, the building will also have a greenhouse to encourage environmental awareness and will be available for student use. “We are going to have as much glass on the interior as possible,” Halsell said. “So you can look into different labs that are in use and see science actually being done.” The bioscience building will promote greater integration among the sciences since it will be built between the East Campus Library and the Physics and Chemistry Building, according
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This weekend several students from the group attended AIDS Walk Washington, a K fundraising walk and run in Washington, D.C. “It is truly inspiring to see that many people involved with the cause,” Fenno said of the , people at the event in D.C. “You really have no idea how many people are affected until you see something like that.” In preparation for the event,
members of the group walked through campus to raise donation money. In one week the group raised $,. The organization plans to work with the University Program Board to create a World AIDS week to educate the students and raise money for the cause, Lukschander said. CONTACT Michael Hinkle at email@example.com.
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Equality at Madison It’s easy to think that JMU’s relatively accepting campus is representative of the rest of the nation, but the truth, is there is widespread and legislated prejudice. A male University of Virginia student was assaulted on Sept. 19, and according to a university-wide notification e-mail, the attack is believed to be motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation. Then on Sept. 22, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers University, committed suicide in the Hudson River after his roommate set up a hidden webcam and broadcasted Clementi having a sexual encounter with another man. In another instance, Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has been combatively campaigning against University of Michigan’s openly gay student body president, Chris Armstrong. Shirvell opposes Armstrong on the grounds that he is “a radical homosexual activist, racist, elitist, & liar.” Armstrong has also been called, “Satan’s representative on the student assembly. ” It’s easy to be tolerant when we’re surrounded by others who are equally so, such as it often seems here at JMU, but it’s even more important to remain open-minded as we move into the rest of the world — a world that has recently shown itself to still be filled with ignorance and prejudice. We’re fortunate at JMU that Madison Equality is as influential as it is and that thankfully, our campus has avoided such extreme instances of unwarranted hatred. As National Coming Out Day approaches on Oct. 11, we urge you to welcome everyone on campus — and across the country — no matter his or her sexual orientation. EDITORIAL BOARD: Katie Thisdell
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A “you-are-my-Bob-Dylan” pat to the boy who is always jammin’ out in Fox Hills. From your biggest fan who can’t wait to attend the next jam session. An “aw,-that-is-so-cute” pat to The Breeze staff for publishing some obscenely romantic pats in Thursday’s paper. From a senior girl who’s glad to see some guys don’t have the emotional depth of a teaspoon. A “we-didn’t-start-the-fire” pat to Billy Joel for helping me out on my global politics exam this week. From a girl who really wouldn’t have otherwise known who Ayatollah Khomeini was or that he was in Iran. A “thanks-for-making-mesmile-on-a-rainy-day” pat to the bus driver who yelled “Group hug!” as we smashed as many people on the bus as possible. From a freshman who was feeling the love. A “thanks-for-making-ournight” pat to the sweet Papa John’s guy who gave us an extra garlic sauce arranged in a flower pattern. From two juniors who had already asked for six sauces. A “thank-you-very-much” pat to the guy who saw me struggling to carry books in Carrier Library and offered to help. From a girl who didn’t take you up on the offer, but was having a bad day and was cheered up by your kindness. A “hey,-I-know-that-song!” pat to the cute piano player in Taylor Down Under. From a sophomore whose Friday mornings are made much better with your medleys. A “you’re-the-best” pat to whoever turned in my lost JACard to Card Services. From a girl who wouldn’t have been able to make it through the weekend without it.
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A “you-think-you’re-coolerthan-me” dart to the freshman on the bus who refused to dance. From a senior who knows you have to have fun while you can because college goes by too fast. A “what-are–you-gonna-do,arrest-my-parents?” dart to JMU police officers. From a of-age senior who just wants to drink a beer with the family. A “Darwin-would-have-a-fieldday-with-you” dart to people who blindly cross the street during heavy traffic. From a sixth-year senior who is astonished at how you have survived this long in life without somebody always holding your hand. A “this-is-the-worstscheduling-conflict-ever” dart to FX for airing “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” at p.m. on Thursday nights. From a girl who is too thirsty to stay in and watch. A “you’d-better-get-readyfor-the-invasion” dart to all the professors who decided to give exams and make everything else due this past week. From all the students who are now zombies from too much studying and not enough sleep. A “thanks-for-being-awesome” pat to the woman at Mongolian Grill for always knowing my name and greeting me with smile on her face. From a senior whose day is always brightened when she eats at Top Dog. A “rain,-rain-go-away” dart to this week’s forecast. From a senior who has lots to do, but just wants to sleep when it rains. An “OK-I-lied” pat to my parents who stayed for our fourth Family Weekend. From a senior who does appreciate you and all the food you bring to me and my starving friends.
Gone are the days of wishing the drivers swerving in front of you could hear the profanities pouring from your mouth. Now, you can text it to them. Bump.com, a new social media website based off of license plate numbers, released a demo in September in hopes of rallying excitement from young drivers. The site claims that it will revolutionize the roads, allowing pedestrians and drivers alike to post “helpful” comments on a person’s profile by entering or taking a picture of their plate. Should someone have an smartphone, he or she can simply snap a picture of the back of the car, upload it to the site and search for the driver’s profile within two minutes. The company is also developing apps for the Android and iPhone. One can only hope that no one will enter a “helpful” comment while driving and miss a stoplight or worse. Imagine angry drivers, red in the face and seething, taking out their smart-phone to cuss out the person who just cut them off in traffic. Why wait to pull onto the side of the road? It would appear that Bump is not only encouraging road rage, but also texting while driving — leaving the company with a very large hurdle to jump should the site increase accidents from texting while driving. The six-minute preview of how Bump can be used shows “good Samaritans” posting that someone left their lights on, has an expired parking meter and, my personal favorite, blatantly stalking a cute guy that happened to make
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eye contact from his Escalade. Do they really believe this is what’s going to happen? In the ad people are staring down parking meters like Mrs. Kravitz stalks Samantha Stephens’ house in “Bewitched”. The real chances of someone noticing an expired time or caring, for that matter, are pretty low. As for the woman “Bumping” the guy in the Escalade, not only is it borderline stalking, but it’s just unlikely that he would have a profile in the first place. In order to receive messages and rants from other drivers, you have to claim your plate on the site. So unless the site becomes so hugely popular that mostly everyone in America claims his or her license plate (which is what they’re hoping for), it’s pointless to post anything. This is just another example of unnecessary social media. Driving is one of the last private things we have
left in the world. Do I really want people looking up my information as I’m rocking out to embarrassing ’s hits at the wheel? But, just in case your Bump profile doesn’t give out enough personal information about you, drivers can also connect their profiles to Twitter, Facebook and Match.com. So while texting that your parking meter expired, good Samaritans can also learn that you love long walks on the beach. I understand why Bump thinks it’s a good idea to give us more connection on the roads. Just imagine if this site had launched during the traffic jam in China. With more than , people trapped on the road for a week, the server would no doubt be overloaded with angry Chinese “helpful” comments. The fact of the matter is: The site is just naively optimistic about how people will use it and is way too personal. While it will probably take years to become popular (if it ever does), there’s always that grating fear that other more extreme sites will follow. Are we on a road to having social media chips installed in our bodies? Now it might only be license plates, but how long is it going to be before social security numbers are the new username? One has to wonder if all of this is worth it just to let someone know that his or her parking meter expired. Some things need to stay anonymous. Jessica Williams is a freshman writing, rhetoric and technical communication and English double major. Contact Jessica at willi3jd@
Outsourcing under attack There will be no congressional action to end alleged tax breaks for sending American jobs to other countries, at least not in the near future. A bill backed by the Democratic leadership died in the Senate Tuesday, thanks to a Republican-led filibuster. But the issue is not going away. Democratic candidates plan to campaign on it in the fall election: They think it’s a good policy — and good politics. Nothing polls better than “keeping jobs in America.” So it’s worth examining the proposal on its merits. At the heart of the matter are tax code provisions that permit U.S. multinational corporations to deduct the cost of moving operations overseas immediately but defer United States taxes on money they earn overseas until they transfer the cash back to the parent company. The Senate bill denied the deduction for moves that resulted in offshoring jobs previously done in America, while eliminating
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the deferral of tax on income that came from importing products from abroad back to the U.S. The animating principle — that tax rules reward “outsourcing” — is the same, however. The Senate proposal would have been extremely difficult to administer: How, exactly, would the government connect particular expenses to the export of particular jobs, or identify the revenue attributable to particular goods or services transferred? But more fundamentally, the Senate proposal reflects basic misconceptions about the conduct of multinational companies. In brief, there are many cases in which opening, or expanding, a subsidiary overseas can create or sustain employment in the U.S. Sometimes U.S. firms make parts abroad that they ship to the U.S. for assembly. If Congress starts taxing the income they make by doing so, some companies will respond by shipping the assembly overseas as well. A study by economists Mihir Desai,
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Students plan to bring J.K. Rowling’s fictional sport of Quidditch to the Quad. By Jeff Wade The Breeze
If you see a group of people running around on broomsticks on campus in the near future take note: This isn’t a gathering of manic maids. They’re “muggles,” or non-wizards, playing Quidditch, the fictional sport made famous by J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series. Or at least, if a couple of students can bring their ideas into action. The idea of Quidditch at JMU sprung from Mary Claire Jones, a junior media arts and design major. The discovery of real Quidditch came from a Facebook event alerting her to a match between Christopher Newport University and Old Dominion University. Jones will admit that the idea of a Quidditch team began in jest. Yet she soon found herself
spearheading the movement to see the sport played at JMU. It “snowballed from there to the point where it needed to happen,” Jones said. As novel of an idea as it may sound, not just JMU and Hogwarts are playing the high-flying sport. A cursory search for college Quidditch teams on Google is like accidentally stumbling into the wizarding world. Beginning in 2005 as an intramural program at Middlebury College in Vermont, the college Quidditch phenomena not only extends to other colleges in Virginia (including Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond and Virginia Tech), but to campuses across the country. You need to look no further than the International Quidditch Association, a group dedicated
to the advancement of the sport, by providing rule books, serving as a central body and hosting the annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City. The first question that immediately springs to mind is how the high-flying sport of Rowling’s fantasy is played in a world grounded by reality. A quick glance at the 23-page manual that is available on the IQA website reveals the sport plays as a mash-up of various real world sports. Teams are made up of seven players: three chasers, two beaters, one keeper and a seeker. The chasers are responsible for moving the Quaffle ball past the keeper and into one of each team’s three hoops. Doing so scores 10 points. The Beaters swap the crushing violence of see Quidditch, page 8
Recent Facebook Stand-up comedian sits down movie is a ‘like’ Q&A
By andy Fram The Breeze
By Jeff Wade The Breeze
Comedian Nore Davis shared some laughs during University Program Board’s Funny Freakin’ Friday. Davis has been featured on MTV’s “Yo Mamma” and “Kiss and Tell: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating.” One of The Breeze’s humor columnists chats with him before the performance.
The idea of a movie about Facebook was initially met with open skepticism — expressed through Facebook. When the impressive trailer came out this summer, people buzzed about it — on Facebook.
How do you like Harrisonburg so far? From
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what I’ve seen it’s civilization. To drive over all the hills and see some civilization is warming.
You can see the mountains from our campus. There are also buildings and a few people. What are those caverns? End-something? Ever-something?
Oh yeah, Endless Caverns. Yeah! Endless Caverns. It’s like Mount Rushmore but without the presidents.
So how did you get started in comedy? I’ve been coming back to that since college. Got started in college, and you know, when you get to college you don’t really know what you want to do, and I started doing improv junior year, and I said, “You know, I really like the stage but not with all these people on the stage with me.”
You wanted to do your own thing? Exactly. So I
started doing stand-up and I just never stopped from there.
So do you have any influences of any standup comedians you kind of look up to, follow, base yourself off them or want to achieve their status?
Yes. I love Chris Rock. Chris Rock and now Bill Burr and Kevin Hart. Those guys, I love those guys. And I like all kinds of comedy. David Cross to Jim Gaffigan, to Ron White, I respect all genres of comedy.
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Comedian Nore Davis has been doing stand-up for several years. His topics include everything from relationships to family and politics and race.
There’s not one specific ally that I go for. You know, how Chappelle bridges the gap between everybody. That’s one of my big ones too.
You’ve gotten pretty far. How long have you been doing this for? Five and a half, six years now.
The years have wisened you. Exactly. So this “young, fresh face of comedy” basically means an old soul with a young face.
I know you’ve toured up and down the East Coast, that’s great. Yeah, I’ve been
touring up and down the East Coast and just growing and progressing every day. And hopefully I’ll be back here in 10 years and hopefully much bigger, maybe a headliner. But it doesn’t matter where I end up, it’s just that I’m excited, I’m proud of what I’m doing.
You should be, good for you, man. So you’ve been in a couple other things besides just stand-up, right? You were in “Nick Cannon Presents: Hatin’ on ’09.” Tell me about that. Yeah, that was an awesome show.
I was a talking head, and we just hated on everything. Oh, and it was 2009, so he hated on Lady Gaga, the Kanye West incident, that was when all that stuff blew up. And we just commented about it … Nick Cannon picked me up for it and it was fun and I had a good experience. Got my face on TV for a bit.
Now did you work with Nick Cannon in person at all? No. Not at all. Once you get
a wife named Mariah Carey … you’re on a whole other level.
All right, now, random question, if you could watch one celebrity get mauled by a bear, who would it be?
Oh man, that’s tough. Celebrity? Probably the whole … Octomom, Jon and Kate, all those reality celebrities. Maybe not the “Jersey Shore” people, they’re cool, I respect them, that’s MTV. But those other channels, put them in the cages, baby.
Dude, everyone wants their 15 minutes. Exactly, and they’ll
do anything to get it! The couple who crashed the Obama house, they can get mauled by a bear, that’d be great. see Humor, page 8
‘PG-13’ 121 min. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
Facebook has become engrained in modern life, yet people scoff at the idea of a movie about it. That perception won’t last very long, as director David Fincher has succeeded in making a smart, poignant film. “The Social Network” chronicles the early days of Facebook and the fallout in the wake of Mark Zuckerberg’s (Jessie Eisenberg, “Zombieland”) development of the site from dorm room start up to the behemoth it is today. In doing so, Zuckerberg drives away best friend and CFO Eduardo Saverin (future Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield) and faces legal action from Harvard twins claiming they had the original idea for Facebook. As these two parties take legal actions against Zuckerberg, it is here the film finds its framing device. The two lawsuits allow for flashbacks to show Facebook’s growth as Fincher uses cuts to move back and forth between the deposition and portrayal of events as they acutely transpired. But for being “The Facebook Movie,” it isn’t solely focused on what would eventually lead to cyber stalking and virtual crops. Instead, Fincher paints Zuckerbeg as a modern day Jay Gatsby or Charles Foster Kane and highlights the irony of a friendless man, who sees little
value in socializing, transforming the way people communicate. Much of the props here should go to Eisenberg’s amazing performance as Zuckerberg. Eisenberg’s nuanced and neurotic portrayal suggests he is endlessly clever, with a fastpaced mind that disallows anyone to keep up. The movie hints at a maliciousness of Zuckerberg, but the actor projects an image of a flawed young man with unbreakable stoicism and drive. But he has a lot of help from behind the camera too, particularly from the pairing of the aforementioned Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin. Many of Fincher’s movies (“Fight Club,” “Seven,” “Zodiac”) have an inherent nihilism to them, while Sorkin is known for the idealism and rapid-fire dialogue of “The West Wing.” Though an odd couple, the two’s strengths complement each other instead of counteracting. Fincher’s movie reins in Sorkin’s love of dialogue by attaching it to the clever nerds who realistically would talk this way. Fincher gets help from a great script where everything is surprisingly snappy and fast-paced. The resulting dialogue manages to hold the audience’s attention through a movie without any real action and provides levity to a story rife with lies and betrayal. “The Social Network” is a highly accomplished film. This isn’t even to mention the buzzing score provided by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails or an Oscar-worthy supporting role by Justin Timberlake (no, really). But perhaps its greatest accomplishment is that it is the first film to really understand the Internet age, the way socializing has migrated online and the effect that it has on the real-life interactions between people. Expertly crafted and stunningly executed, it is pretty safe to say that moviegoers will “like” this. Contact Jeff Wade at email@example.com.
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quidditch | Creators of team face setbacks from page 7
the film for something more akin to dodgeball, as they throw the two Bludger balls at other players. Players hit by a thrown Bludger must drop scores 10 points. The beaters swap the crushing violence of the film for something more akin to dodgeball, as they throw the two Bludger balls at other players. Any player hit by a thrown Bludger must drop their ball and return to their own goal post before they can make another play. The biggest liberty is in the role of the Golden Snitch. In the book series, it’s a small invisible object that taunts the Seeker by zipping to and fro. In the real world, it is a student dressed in yellow that runs around the field and hides. Nevertheless, the game shares the defining characteristic of being hard to capture and the seeker’s procurement of the Snitch ends the game and gives the team in possession of it an extra 30 points. And of course, for any of these
plays to be legal, players must have a broom between their legs. If all of this seems like too much to handle, you’re not alone in thinking this. That skepticism was even shared by the club founders. Despite some initial misgivings about playing the fictional sport in real life, Jones quickly admits to being won over by the enthusiasm and intensity that the sport, in all of its complexity, draws. While one would think a certain tongue in cheek attitude would be a prerequisite for playing Quidditch, the attitude is in contrast to the calls of the IQA for college teams to petition the National College Athletic Association for Quidditch’s official recognition as an official NCAA sport. “As of now its definitely more of a hobbyist thing,” Jones said. “While we’re open to it being competitive, the main purpose really is fun.” But before JMU can ascend to a potential NCAA Quidditch team, the club needs to expand from
the current three members to at least the 14 required for two intramural teams. “We think the best way to do this would be to start small,” Jones said. “But we are open to everyone interested. Bringing these people into the fold is a task falling to junior history major Daniel Kim, the man working on the nuts and bolts of getting JMU’s team off the ground. It may be a while before anyone is zipping around on broomsticks, however. According to Kim, JMU only accepts requests for new clubs on the first day of any given semester. “We’re not an official club, so we can’t put flyers up and advertising is kind of hard,” Kim said. The only tangible proof of its existence is an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a team name, The Madison Mudbloods, a name derived from a term for wizards mixed with wizard and human heritage. Then again, it’s not like humble origins are foreign to the world
of “Harry Potter.” For as damaging as that would seem to the upstarts, they have two powerful things on their side: word of mouth and nostalgia. Both Jones and Kim note that many of their public discussions on the team are interrupted by students asking them if they really are going to play Quidditch. The question after that is usually if they can play too. And with an entire generation growing up with the tales of the fictional boy wizard, initial enthusiasm for the project is high. “I think a lot of people will be interested in coming out, just to say ‘I’m on the Quidditch Team,’ ” Jones said. The two hope to lure prospective players in with an interest meeting scheduled for later this year and hope to be officially recognized by next semester. After all, who doesn’t need a little magic in their college experience? Contact Jeff Wade at email@example.com.
humor | Comedian is also a comedy coach from page 7
gonna keep doing this.
You were also on MTV in an episode of MADE called “Kiss and Tell: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating.” I
What do you enjoy about this so much?
had a good run with MTV. I’m working with them on some stuff now, and that was a cool experience. I was a comedy coach for this nerd and we were trying to hook him up with girls.
How about longterm goals? Is this something you can see yourself doing in the future? Oh
yeah. I’m in too deep. You commit or get out, and I’m in it for the long haul. Whether I’m one of those guys that just goes around with the same routine for years, or whether my name is one day up in lights, I’m
The response from the audience. That you think of something you think is funny and then you just give it to them and they’re like, “Yeah, we like that.” Oh you like that? You want some more? Awesome. To bring joy to people’s lives and to take them out of their own world, let them forget about their problems and their woes and their kids and all that stuff. Laughter is the best medicine.
Now, any last words? Yes, my last words will be: Everybody, stay black.
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Mistakes lead to first loss By David Barton contributing writer
After beating Liberty University, 10-3, last week the JMU team struggled to play smart football, and as a resul lost at home to the underdog. In Saturday’s 13-10 home loss against the No. 5 Delaware Blue Hens, the No. 6 Dukes were once again unable to establish a high-scoring offense, in large part to a series of mental mistakes and penalties. “There’s only one reason we lost the game and that’s ’cause of penalties,” coach Mickey Matthews said. “It’s the most heavily penalized team we’ve had in here in 12 years.” JMU was penalized 10 times and lost 81 yards as opposed to Delaware’s three infractions for a loss of 20 yards. The Dukes have committed an average of eight infractions per game in their first four games of the season. But Saturday was the worst game JMU has played this year, and the untimely errors came in a close game that boiled down to the final possession. Not only did the penalties prevent JMU from putting together scoring drives, they ruined the Dukes’ starting field position. There were six infractions that ranged from an illegal cut block to holding, which pushed them inside their own 30-yard line. There wasn’t just one mistake, but a plethora of small errors that kept backing the offense closer to its own end zone. Two penalties occurred on punt returns and not only cost the Dukes yards, but negated return yards and pushed the Dukes deeper into their own territory. “We started first and 20 a lot,” senior quarterback Drew Dudzik said. For JMU, four out of five possessions started from inside or at the 20-yard line the second half, and they only had 69 yards of total offense. In the first half, the Dukes started four out of five of their drives outside of their own 20 and racked up 214 yards. “You do not want a 15 yard penalty in the kicking game the entire season, and we’ve had eons of them,” Matthews said. “We were driving the ball decently but we were so backed up because of field position.” B e s i d e s p e n a l t i e s, the Dukes committed a number of mental errors on key plays against the Blue Hens. One such mistake came in the first quarter when
redshirt junior Kerby Long fumbled a punt return on JMU’s 5-yard line, and the ball was recovered by Delaware. Long also fumbled the opening kickoff, a gaffe he recovered and returned for 13 yards. Another mental lapse occurred after an interception by sophomore free safety Jakarie Jackson in the end zone during the third quarter. Rather than taking a kneel for a touchback, he tried to return the ball to get better field position or a touchdown and was tackled at the JMU 14 yard line. The interception was well executed and stopped a scoring opportunity, but the mistake cost the Dukes offense suitable field position. “Jakarie made a great interception in the end zone and he tries to run it out, that’s a great play, but it’s a critical error because now were backed up,” Matthews said. “That’s why they pay me, to try to get them not to do that.” Early in the fourth quarter, the Dukes gave up possession after Dudzik threw an interception as the team tried to break into Delaware territory. The turnover came after redshirt freshman wide receiver Dae’Quan Scott cut off his route and senior cornerback Darryl Jones was the only player close to Dudzik’s throw. But the defensive effort by JMU kept the game tied, 10-10, with 6:45 remaining in the game. Delaware had the ball at its own 20 yard line
while the Dukes knew they had to stop the Blue Hens from driving down the field. However, backup Delaware redshirt freshman quarterback Trevor Sasek was perfect, throwing for 40 yards and running for another 11. This accounted for almost half his yards in the game as the first year player was taking his time in the pocket and finding open receivers for short gains, while running out a majority of the time left in the game. The JMU defensive front, which had two sacks and 13 tackles for loss, was unable to get the same pressure on Sasek they had earlier in the game. In response to Delaware’s five wide receiver sets, JMU limited it pass rush on the final defensive series. The drive, which went 14 plays for 69 yards, set up junior kicker Mike Perry for the game-winning field goal with three seconds remaining.
“They just wanted it more,” redshirt junior defensive tackle Lamar Middleton said. Middleton had both of the Dukes’ quarterback sacks. JMU will now have to rebound from an unenviable start to Colonial Athletic Association play, and in the most competitive conference in the Football Championship Series, no wins are guaranteed. With another CAA game at Towson University just five days away, the team will have a short period of time to correct itself and get back in the national championship conversation. Contact David Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Redshirt junior Kerby Long fumbled then recovered the opening kickoff. Later, Long muffed a punt that Delaware recovered inside the JMU 5-yard line.
Forced to settle for tie against Huskies
Dukes defeat Patriots with ease
The JMU men’s soccer team continued its unbeaten start to Colonial Athletic Association play Saturday afternoon in Boston. The Dukes, ranked No. 25 nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, tied Northeastern University 2-2 Saturday, extending their record to 6-1-1, 1-0-1 in the CAA. In their first game since starting conference play by beating Towson University, 3-2 in overtime on Sept. 25, the Dukes endured another nail-biter of a game. The match stood scoreless until the 67th minute, when sophomore forward Markus Bjoerkheim tallied to give the Dukes the game’s first lead. But the Huskies would come back less than 10 minutes later, when freshman forward Ricardo McDonald scored to tie it up in the 76th minute. Three and a half minutes later, McDonald would score again to give Northeastern a late lead. But JMU would strike back when senior forward C.J. Sapong forced overtime by scoring a dramatic goal in the 86th minute. It was Sapong’s seventh goal of the year. He leads the CAA, and is in the top 10 nationally, in scoring. After the game went to overtime, and then a second overtime, JMU was granted a penalty shot after an infraction was called on Northeastern in their goalie box. Sapong was chosen to take the kick, but the Huskies’ goalkeeper Oliver Blum saved the shot and preserved the tie. The kick came after a dominating overtime period for the Dukes in which they outshot Northeastern, 9-2. The Dukes will travel down to Wilmington, N.C. Wednesday night to take on the University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks in a matchup of two of the CAA’s finest. — staff reports
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Defender Sam Lofton is one of 12 freshmen on the JMU women’s soccer team. Lofton was named MVP her senior year at Central Mountain High School in Lock Haven, Pa.
The George Mason women’s soccer team is no longer undefeated in the conference. JMU (3-1 in Colonial Athletic Association, 7-5 overall) topped the Patriots (3-1, 7-4-1) 3-0 in Sunday’s matchup Sunday. “These last couple of games we’ve given up some soft goals and then had that hole to dig our way out of,” head coach Dave Lombardo said. “I thought we were really energized and put them under a lot of pressure.” The Dukes jumped out to an early lead with a goal in the first five minutes. Freshman Becky Sparks took a throw-in for JMU and from the sideline found senior Teresa Rynier’s head right in front of the goal. Lombardo said it is the first time they’ve scored off her long throw, but it has been causing problems for their opponents all season. Mason made an effort to retaliate later in the half off a free kick. Junior Kelly Thomas sent the ball to the far post, where it was knocked in, but the goal was ruled offsides and called back. JMU solidified its victory with backto-back scores just as the first half came to a close. The first came with 3:17 remaining in the half. Rynier assisted junior Ariana Ruela, who found the bottom right corner of the net. Less than a minute later, Rynier assisted again as she sent freshman Lauren Wilson up the left sideline. Wilson dribbled into the box and lofted the ball just out of the keeper’s reach. “We had a lot of energy, took charge in the first half and got the ‘W’, ” Rynier said. “It feels good that we had people to finish and that we took advantage of
our opportunities … It definitely gave us the chance to put them away in the first half and then come out with a lot of energy in the second half.”
“We had a lot of energy, took charge in the first half and got thw ‘W.’ It feels good that we had people to finish and that we took advantage of our opportunities. ” Teresa Rynier
JMU senior midfielder
Rynier increased her school career assist record to 40. She now has 80 career points and moved from sixth to fifth place on JMU’s career points list. Rynier passed Kim Argy (2001-05), who had 78 career points. Defensively, the Dukes were up for a challenge. Mason senior Omolyn Davis finished last year’s season tied as the CAA’s second-leading scorer. JMU sophomore Kelly Germain was given the task of defending her and held her to just two shots. “It was tough, but our defense did really well and so did our midfield and our forwards,” Germain said. “So it made my job easy.” The Dukes continue conference play next weekend, playing at Georgia State and UNCW on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Mason’s next match is Friday at Northeastern University. Contact Emmie Cleveland at email@example.com.
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FOOTBALL | Defensive effort stellar once again from front
when you lose him it takes a chunk out of what you want to do.” Sasek threw just nine passes in the Duquesne game, but Saturday he was - for yards with a lost fumble and interception. He came through in the clutch, going - for yards on the Blue Hens’ last drive of the fourth quarter, which resulted in a go-ahead -yard field goal by junior Mike Perry with three seconds left in the ball game. “When you lose your starting quarterback on the [second] play of the game and still win, you got to give their kids a lot of credit,” JMU head coach Mickey Matthews said. “I thought they played very hard.” Sasek also carried Delaware on a -play, -yard drive early in the second quarter. This culminated with him sneaking it in for a touchdown, a score that gave the Blue Hens an early - lead. The JMU offense appeared to break out after the touchdown, putting together subsequent scoring drives of and yards to take a - lead into halftime.
Redshirt senior running back Jamal Sullivan gained yards on carries on the day. It was his -yard run to the Blue Hens’ -yard line that set up JMU’s lone touchdown, a -yard run by redshirt junior Scott Noble that tied the game, -.
“This is the most heavily penalized team we’ve had here in 12 years. We just can’t stop it, it’s driving me crazy.” Mickey Matthews
JMU head football coach
However, the team wouldn’t put together a drive of longer than yards after the second quarter, racking up just three first downs in the second half. Pierce, the second-leading rusher in the country coming into the game, struggled from the start to make any sort of leeway against the Dukes’ defense. Prior to Saturday, the first-year player
was averaging nearly rushing yards per game. Against JMU, he was held to yards on carries. The Delaware offense was largely ineffective throughout the game, mustering just yards of total offense against the stout JMU defense that came in giving up an average of just . points per game. “We played well but not well enough,” said senior defensive tackle Ronnell Brown. A career-best -yard field goal by Perry early in the fourth quarter tied the game, -. Redshirt senior quarterback Drew Dudzik failed to establish a rhythm for the second straight week, completing of passes for yards, with no touchdowns and an interception. After spearheading the Dukes’ thrilling - upset over Virginia Tech Sept. , Dudzik struggled to get the team on the scoreboard in JMU’s - victory over Liberty University on Sept. , passing for just yards with a touchdown and an interception. “I mean, we just beat ourselves again,” Dudzik said. “Give credit to Delaware. They played hard. But we had a lot of penalties and
what not. We need to get better, we’re going to get better.” Matthews was visibly irritated in the postgame press conference as he carried on about the team’s lack of obedience on the field. The team was penalized times for yards on the day, a factor that greatly limited what the team could accomplish offensively. ”This is the most heavily penalized team we’ve had here in years,” Matthews said. “We just can’t stop it, it’s driving me crazy.” Up to this point, the team has been eerily consistent when it comes to penalties. The Dukes were tagged seven times for yards against Liberty, seven times for yards against Va. Tech, and on nine occasions for yards in their opening game against Morehead State. The Dukes will attempt to rebound in their second CAA game of the season this Saturday in Baltimore against Towson University. The team beat the Tigers - at Bridgeforth Stadium in the final game of last season. CONTACT Michael Demsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dukes split weekend doubleheader
The JMU field hockey team met two conference opponents this weekend, shutting out Hofstra University 8-0 on Friday. Their offensive domination was tested Sunday when No. 18 Drexel University handed JMU a tough 3-2 loss.
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