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Vol. 117, Issue 23

Hockey player injured Martin breaks neck

Jesse Martin

BY STEVE COULTER Sports editor

November 2, 2010

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$30m Penrose remodel BY ARIANNA RANAHOSSEINI Editor-in-chief

The $30 million renovation of Penrose Library is going to start after school ends in June, and library services will be moved to the second floor of Driscoll North for the next academic year. According to minutes from the Library Liaison’s Advisory Group (LLAG), one of the potential hazards in the 1970s structure is the flaking of asbestos. In an announcement sent last Wednesday, Nancy Allen, dean and director of Penrose, said the plans call for “dramatic improvement” to meet the needs of students and faculty. The remodeling of Penrose

will change both the exterior and interior to bring the structure in line with the look of other buildings on campus and also meet the growing demands of electronic media and study spaces, for more socializing and collaboration. While the library is closed, the technology help desk, and writing, research and math centers will move to the Driscoll Ballroom and Gallery located in Driscoll North. Students still will be able to check out books and receive them same-day, although the library’s collection will be off-campus. The temporary library in the Driscoll Gallery and Ballroom includes preliminary plans to place the resource centers around the perimeters, while the center

space will be for student study, room and gallery, helping them according to John Nichols, direc- with other spaces, but it’s still tor of the Driscoll in preliminary Student Center. stages,” Nichols W h i l e said. Driscoll is the “We haven’t • 40. Percent of books temporary had discussions that have never been library, the yet to say, ‘This is checked out Driscoll Gallery what’s coming,’ • 25,000. Number and ballroom will and how we’d no longer be able like to be able of books Penrose to accommodate to cooperate. purchases each year DU and thirdPart of it will be • 140,000. Number out party events, of the 1.1 million books that they have to rethink how such as career that will go into storage fairs, luncheons, they do things speakers and and the process, especially events Undergraduate that have been there for years.” Student Government meetings. “We are working with groups SEE DRISCOLL, PAGE 2 that host annual events in the ball-

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Jesse Martin, a senior center on the men’s hockey team, is in stable condition after sustaining three fractures to his C-2 vertebrae in his neck. The injury happened in the second period of last Saturday’s contest between DU and the University of North Dakota, when UND’s senior Brad Malone collided with Martin on the ice. Martin was hurried to nearby Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D., where evaluations determined that he needed to be airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Head coach George Gwozdecky said he spoke to Martin before he was airlifted and has been in contact with his father several times. “Right now everyone is waiting to hear from the doctors and see what they decide needs to be the course of action,” said Gwozdecky on Monday afternoon. The injury ends Martin’s senior season and his prolific career at DU, where he was apart of three consecutive NCAA tournament teams. In his time at DU, he recorded 64 points on 32 goals and 32 assists. Martin was selected by Atlanta in the seventh round, No. 195 overall of the 2006 NHL entry draft. On Monday, Martin reached out to Malone, according to a statement issued by the UND athletic department.

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DU freshman Shannen Johnson, North Texas freshman Jordan Howell and Pioneers senior Lauren Cavarra collide going after a loose ball in Friday’s game against North Texas. The Pioneers won 1-0 and will compete in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament tomorrow in Bowling Green, Ky., against Louisiana-Lafayette in the quarter-finals.

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Driscoll is temporary library Students get new entry Continued from page 1 The meeting rooms behind Jazzman’s that are currently used on a regular basis by DUPB, Greek Life and other student organizations will still be available. Whether nearby Jazzman’s Café or Sidelines Pub will expand their food service hours are still in discussion. Nichols expects that Driscoll Underground also will be used more heavily for student study and gatherings, such as weekly USG meetings. During Penrose renovations, the building will be emptied to improve the exterior, restructure the interior and replace infrastructure including mechanical, electrical and plumbing, such as

the boiler and chiller. There also will be improved lighting with internal glass surfaces and more natural light. All faculty and staff whose offices are housed in Penrose will be temporarily relocated to Aspen Hall and other locations. Penrose’s collection of books will be moved off campus, but books can be requested and delivered during the construction period with only one to two hours of wait. The new library will include more appropriate spaces for student study, practice groups and faculty research, compared to the original design from the ‘70s, when library spaces were designed more for individual study, rather than group collaboration, which

set a new trend. In the revised space, the more active collections will be housed in the lover level, while low-use collections will be moved to an off-campus annex. Records indicate that 40 percent of the 25,000 of the books purchased by Penrose each year are never checked out or reshelved, while 80 percent are used fewer than four times. The interior, which will be entirely reconsidered, will focus on “technology-intensive learning,” as well as planned space for quiet study suites for graduate and undergraduates in their majors, dozens of group study and presentation practice rooms with media technology.

Student reactions to Penrose renovations “If it’s not broken then I see no need to fix it. It is obviously a nice benefit for the students. However, I am not sure if this is exactly where our resources should be going” -Dillon Jones, sophomore

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“From an administrative perspective, the style of Penrose is outdated and I see that they are trying to conform it to the rest of the fashion on campus. However, from a student’s perspective, it is an inconvenience. If it looks good, then I suppose we have to trust the school.” -Michael Becker, junior QUOTES COMPILED BY ALYSSA SAMSON

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Shakespeare discussion 7 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts Professor Victor Castellani of the Languages and Literatures department presents a discussion called Great Caesar’s Ghost! Julius Caesar: The Man and the Tragedy. The cost of attendance is $49, which includes admission to the play. WEDNESDAY Export control presentation 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Olin Hall 105 The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs hosts a presentation and discussion of previously unpublished research regarding foreign national research and collaborations with foreign nationals and technical exchange programs. National scholars may be in attendance. For details contact Sylk SottoSantiago.

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THURSDAY Wine pairing dinner 6 - 9 p.m. Knoebel School of Hospitality Management DU Vin Festival hosts a multicourse dinner featuring the wines of Robert Mondavi. For more information go to DUVinFestival.com.

871-3853 or gvess@du.edu for more information.

Terrorism talk 7 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts As a part of the Bridges to the Future programming, former White House Counter-terrorism Czar Richard Clarke will speak about the upcoming 10 year anniversary of Sept. 11. Clarke is known for his criticism of the Bush administration before the 9/11 attacks. RSVPs are required. Call (303) 871-2357 or RSVP online.

SATURDAY Urban fold-rock and flamenco performance 8 p.m. Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center Watch and listen to David Broza, an icon from Israel who transcends national and artistic boundaries with a unique blend of rhythm and sound. His original, poetic compositions, sung in Hebrew, Spanish and English have drawn comparisons to Bruce Springstein, Paul Simon, Van Morison and more. For more information, visit www. maccjcc.org. Tickets available through Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 982-2787.

FRIDAY Gender and the media film showing 12 - 2 p.m. Ruffatto Hall, Room 302The GVESS office will host the Gender and Media Film Series, that will highlight films that inspire critical reflection on gender violence issues in the media. Films will be shown Friday afternoons with discussions after the showing and free pizza. Contact (303)

Economics seminar 4 p.m. Room 235, Sturm Hall Associate Professor Peter Ho leads an economics seminar called Rethinking Mainstream Trade Theories.

Wine tasting festival 12 - 4 p.m. Knoebel School of Hospitality Management The DU Vin Festival hosts its grand tasting, with many wine and beer vendors, food and live entertainment.

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An arch entry for students to use to attend sporting events at the Ritchie Center is expected to be completed before the end of fall quarter. The new entrance will be used this weekend for the hockey series against DU’s arch-rival Colorado College. The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is in charge of the project that will replace Rally Alley, which has been criticized for its dim lights and crowding. The arch is estimated to cost roughly $10,000, according to USG President Jim Fransescon. It will include the signature DU logo, and will be located on the east side of the main entryway to Coors Event Center.

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Once placed, the Arch Denver will be permanent and signify a space specifically designed for students to come together and tailgate before hockey games. “USG is focusing on unity within the student body right now,” said USG Sen. Carrie Louise Gamper, who has played a large part in the process of redesigning the entrance. The idea for the arch was conceived when USG began searching for a substitute for “Rally Alley,” which students used to enter hockey and basketball games in previous years. USG found that the old entrance, designed to give students exclusive access, deterred some from attending games and causing others to find alternate ways of entering the Ritchie Center.

Pizza staple bought out BY CORY LAMZ Managing editor

“Since I work in the library, I know it is going to be annoying and hectic to move to the ballroom. However, I suppose from a student’s perspective, it will be good to have a new library.”

TODAY Cultural dance event 6 - 8 p.m. Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall Campus Life hosts One Love for Cultural Awareness, an event featuring traditional dancing and food from cultures around the world. Contact Alicia Sanchez at Alicia.Sanchez@ du.edu for more information.

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Fuhgidabowdit Pizzeria, on University Boulevard, was closed Sunday after the owner of Greeks Gone Wild, a restaurant located next door, purchased the lease from the pizzeria. Peter Kallas, the owner of Greeks, is looking to use the space to fill a void on campus. What that is, Kallas said, has yet to be determined. “The options are endless,” said Kallas. “The area is so competitive. I’m looking to get suggestions from DU students on what they think should go in there.” Kallas encourages DU students and faculty to submit ideas to the Greeks Gone Wild Facebook page, facebook.com/ theGreeksGoneWild. Kallas will decide on the concept in two or three weeks, he said. If he picks a student-submitted concept, they will be given a prize. Kallas hopes to open the new restaurant at the start of the year. “It doesn’t have to be food. If there is something that people are looking for, that’s what we’ll use to fill the space,” said Kallas. “(If it does become a restaurant,) we will serve something easy, simple, like comfort food.” Kallas operates other restaurants in Colorado as well, including Steakhouse 10 and Undici Ristorante in Englewood and the Athenian in Aurora. He said he is not looking to expand these restaurants or the type of food

they serve. “I’m excited for this,” said Andrew Karlias, employee at Greeks and nephew of Kallas. “I’ve met a lot of people in the six months I’ve been here. I love the DU campus.” Kallas plans to expand Greeks Gone Wild while also planning the space for the new restaurant. He has ordered 20-foot, carnivalsized trucks to serve food at professional sporting events, like at the Pepsi Center, and other local events. “They will go everywhere in the Denver area,” said Kallas. “They’re big. We could probably serve 500 to 1,000 people per night.” Kallas intends to bring in photographers on the weekends to take pictures during the latenight hours at Greeks. He then plans to upload the pictures on to the Greeks Gone Wild Facebook page. “We’re just trying to make it a fun environment for everyone to come in and have a good time,” he said. Kallas also has hired a DJ to play at Greeks from 12-3a.m. on weekends. “We appreciate the great support from DU staff and students. We hope to continue to have business at Greeks Gone Wild,” Kallas said. For suggestions for the new restaurant or Greeks Gone Wild, contact Kallas on Facebook at facebook.com/thegreeksgonewild or by phone at 720-4751603.


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Languages Center tutors, gives placement exams Director hopes to increase traffic in coming weeks BY CORY LAMZ Managing editor

With the end of fall quarter fast approaching, language students now have another resource to help prepare for final exams: the Center for World Languages and Cultures. The new center is located on the second floor of Sturm Hall in what used to be a lounge area near Lindsay Auditorium. It will serve as a meeting place for students, an academic resource in which students can find language tutors, watch films in foreign languages and even socialize with international students attending DU.

Kathy Mahnke, who teaches in from the languages and literatures the Department of Languages and department, aims to raise awareLiteratures, is the center’s director. ness of importance, quality and The center also instruction of lanoversees the adminguages and cultures istering of language across campus. placement exams This comes and proficiency as the university exams for graduate focuses more and students. The center more on global citioffered its first prozenship. ficiency exam two “We are here weeks ago. to help prepare Funding for students to function the center has come in a global environfrom the Marsico - Kathy Mahnke, director ment,” said Mahnke. Initiative, which of the Center for World The center also funded the start Languages and Cultures currently serves of the University between 5-10 underWriting Center and graduate students the Math Center, both located in daily, according to Mahnke,. the Penrose Library. She hopes to increase traffic The Center for World Lan- to the center within the coming guages and Cultures, with faculty weeks before finals.

“We are here to help prepare students to function in a global environment. ”

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returned at 5:45 p.m., the bicycle and cable lock were missing.

On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 10:15 p.m., a Campus Safety officer approached two intoxicated students, one of whom was unconscious in the grass near parking lot C. Paramedics transported both students to Porter Hospital. On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 4:31 a.m., Campus Safety observed a severely intoxicated student leaving an elevator in Nelson Hall wearing only a bed sheet. Paramedics transported the student to Porter Hospital. On Sunday, Oct. 31, at 1:49 a.m., Campus Safety responded to Centennial Halls on report of domestic violence. A resident adviser told officers that an intoxicated, unaffiliated male had been accused of striking a student. The party was formally trespassed from campus and Denver Cares transported him to their facility. On Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2:18 a.m., Campus Safety officers made contact with an intoxicated student at Centennial Halls. Denver Cares responded to the scene and transported the student to their facility.

THEFT On Tuesday, Oct, 25, at 1:17 a.m., Campus Safety responded to a call from Centennial Towers regarding an attempted bicycle theft. A student reported that they witnessed an unaffiliated male attempting to cut bicycle locks in the area. The suspect had already left the area when Campus Safety arrived. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 3:05 p.m., Campus Safety responded to a call from a student in Centennial Towers regarding a stolen bicycle. The individual reported that they left their bicycle secured to a bike rack around 4 p.m., and when they returned at 9 p.m. the following day, the bicycle was gone. On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 11:09 a.m., Campus Safety responded to a call from Centennial Halls regarding two university-owned vacuums that had gone missing. A staff member reported last seeing the vacuums at 8 p.m. the previous day, when they allowed another staff member to utilize them. When the reporting party returned at 9 a.m. the next morning, the vacuums were missing. DAVID STEWART

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Two students study at the Center for World Languages and Cultures in Sturm on Wednesday last week. The center hopes to raise awareness of different cultures around the world, and improve the quality of language instruction at DU.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 1:31 p.m., Campus Safety responded to a call from Nagel Hall regarding a missing iPod. A student reported that the iPod was left inside a bag in the common area of their residence hall room at 3 p.m. the previous day. When they returned around 10 p.m., the iPod was missing. The student was advised to file a report with Denver Police. On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 5:45 p.m., Campus Safety responded to a call from Centennial Towers regarding a stolen bike. A student reported leaving the bicycle secured with a cable lock to a rack at Centennial Towers at 9 a.m. that morning. When they

HARASSMENT On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 1:52 p.m., Campus Safety got a call from a staff member at the Driscoll Center regarding harassing telephone calls and text messages. On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7:13 a.m., a Campus Safety officer saw a group of students leaving the Sigma Chi fraternity house, one of whom was restrained with zip ties. The vehicle fled campus before the officer was able to contact the students, but the fraternity house manager contacted the parties and requested that they return to campus. All students in the groups, including the restrained party, stated the restraint was voluntary.

VANDALISM On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 1:31 p.m., Campus Safety responded to a call from the Fisher Center regarding vandalism to a vehicle. A DU staff member reported that between 7 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. that day their vehicle had been vandalized.

TRAFFIC On Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 6:27 p.m., Campus Safety responded to a call from Centennial Towers regarding a bicycle accident. A student reported that another student collided with them while both parties were riding their bicycles. The second student left the scene after the collision, with the reporting party injured on the ground. On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m., Campus Safety responded to a call regarding a traffic accident that occurred off campus. A staff member reported that they were driving a university-owned vehicle when they struck another car. No injuries were reported and the vehicles sustained minor damages. On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 6:55 a.m., an unaffiliated party drove their vehicle around a gate arm into parking lot 401. The party refused to open their vehicle when approached by a Campus Safety officer and fled the scene. The party returned a few minutes later, but refused to give identification when asked by two Campus Safety officers. The party was issued a citation for driving on brick pavers. On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11:01 p.m., a Campus Safety officer noticed the gate arm at parking lot C was broken. After contacting dispatch, the officer got a clear description of the suspect, an unaffiliated party who was contacted and trespassed from campus. On Sunday, Oct. 31, at 12 p.m., Campus Safety responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident at parking lot H2. A student left their vehicle parked around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30. When they returned at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 there was moderate damage.


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other smart phones and tablets in the coming months, said Jim Berscheidt, Interim Vice Chancellor for University Communications. “Many universities aren’t doing this yet,” he said. “But apps are becoming something much more commonplace.” Apps are a way for networks of people to stay in communication, he said. “They serve as an important way to communicate and pull information together. Things are changing so rapidly with technology and communication, this is a very popular way for people to keep in touch,” Berscheidt said. He added that they are looking at ways to incorporate course registration, but for now, with no authentication, there are security issues. Berscheidt expects that with increased communication about the new technology, it will become more popular. Marketing initiatives to promote the app will be rolling out in the coming weeks. He has already spoken to a number of students who said they have downloaded the app and are using it for the directory feature, to see maps, read DU Today and browse various links. “I have the app,” senior Chris Røsting said. “It is very convenient because all the information that I need is mobile and at my fingertips.”

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The University of Denver launched an iPhone application Oct. 7 that allows the DU network of past, present and future students and faculty to stay up to date on campus news and events. The application is free and can be downloaded from iTunes. “University Technology and University Communications collaborated, came up with the design and put it together,” said Cindy Crouch, director of computer operations in the University Technology Services department. Over the summer, DU commissioned a technology company out of Tulsa, Okla. to work on the project. The university pulled pieces from databases and information from the student registration system, integrating interfaces for online directory, courses, web events, etc. The app includes multimedia videos and photographs, athletic updates, Twitter news and links, polls with interactive questions, the DU fight song and more. “It is updated everyday,” Crouch said. For now, it is compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. University officials and technology experts are in the process of developing a version for the Android, to be compatible with

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BOULDER — Two wildfires burning in Colorado on Friday prompted the evacuations of the homes of 1,700 people as well as more in neighboring foothills where dozens of houses were burned in a blaze last month. Nearly 140 homes in three subdivisions in the Boulder County foothills were evacuated Friday morning shortly after the wildfires were first reported, and authorities issued emergency phone calls to 181 numbers. Officials later ordered evacuations for a portion of Boulder's west side. Public buildings including a senior center, a court house and two medical buildings were also evacuated. Michelle Kelly of the Boulder County incident management team said at least 150 firefighters were battling the fires that merged, growing to about 144 acres by Friday evening. Two planes made more than 20 drops of water and slurry on the blaze before dark. About 60 firefighters were set to work through the night. Boulder County sheriff 's Cmdr. Rick Brough said the evacuations were more precautionary than anything else because heavy winds prompted fears the fire could quickly spread. He said no homes were immediately threatened.

The winds died down by night and humidity increased, boosting hopes that crews could get the upper hand on the fire. Officials said 200 firefighters would be on the lines Saturday and an airplane and helicopter would be used. Brough said investigators believe the first fire was human caused because it started in city open space and that the second one was sparked by embers from the first. Marjorie Leidig first saw the smoke and then the flames from her home in Sunshine Canyon west of Boulder. Soon, she was grabbing important personal possessions and fleeing a wildfire for the second time in seven weeks. "The process is very traumatizing," Leidig said. "You literally have a half hour to put everything in your car and get out of there." Leidig was forced out of her home for four days by the fire in September, and doesn't know how long the evacuation will be this time. "It's getting old," she said. Still, Leidig, a clinical psychologist who has lived in the area for 37 years, said she "loves living in the mountains." For 49-year-old engineer Joe Paulson, a city evacuation alert to his cell phone was enough to send him back to his two-story house in the evacuation area. He threw

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Personal training discounted BY DEIDRE HELTON Lifestyles editor

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Personal training is now offered to DU students for $25 per hour workout by Adam Killian and Maria Kanciurzewska.

With all the delicious food you’re bound to eat over the holidays, a strict workout and nutrition guide might be just what you need to stay healthy. Adam Killian and Maria Kanciurzewska, both Polish immigrants, offer DU students a discounted rate for personal training that includes an individual nutrition guide and workout schedule designed to fit your lifestyle for $25 per hour. As a former professional basketball player in Poland, Killian provides the physical exercise portion of your personal training while his fiancee, Kanciurzewska, provides her expertise as a nutritionist to create an equally matched system of reaching your fitness goals. During an introductory meeting with Killian and Kanciurzewska, each client’s eating habits are evaluated to outline their likes, dislikes and taste when it comes to food. The ideology behind the duo’s nutrition regimen is that forcing someone to eat food they naturally dislike will inevitably lead to failure in their nutrition plan. “I personally hate vegetables,” says Killian. “If I was told that I had to eat vegetables as part of my diet, I wouldn’t be able to stick to that plan. We want people to succeed and that means letting them eat what they like.”

The duo also takes your lifestyles into consideration when they design a schedule for you that includes your class and work times, when to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as when to snack and exercise daily. They’re even lenient on your hobbies, including NFL Sundays, according to Killian who previously had a client who simply wanted to sit and watch football on TV all day. “That’s what he wanted to do, and I don’t want to tell people they can’t do that,” says Killian. “We had to make a little compromise though. Instead of sitting eating greasy potato chips, we supplemented some healthier snacks.” Each client receives a specialized booklet that includes their personal information with every tool and information necessary to reach their individualized goals. Tables for vitamins and minerals are presented, which describe the role of each substance and what types of food it can be found in. A Glycemic index of foods that are good, bad and okay for you is also provided. “We put the bad foods in there too because everyone wants them sometimes, and it’s okay to have what you want,” says Killian. On top of all this, individual finances are taken into consideration. While Killian hopes to help college-aged students through

their discounted personal training rate, approximately $10 cheaper than the regular personal training rate for their clients, he understands that students don’t always have a lot of money. Therefore, they work along side you to find the foods that will be most suitable to your financial situation while still reaping the benefits most efficiently, like eating fish. “Some fish can be really expensive, but if that’s something you can’t be spending money on we can find a different kind of fish that will still give you the necessary nutrients without breaking your bank account,” says Killian. The duo also takes into account your ability to travel. Killian says they will travel to you, but you’re never required to travel to them since they don’t use any heavy workout equipment. The workout regimens are fit for any environment, making your dorm or apartment the center of your workout. By using resistance bands, hand weights and a stability ball, along with sufficient space, your workout efficiency can be maximized without ever hitting the gym. The duo also provide virtually 24/7 assistance should you have any questions regarding your nutrition or workout regimen. Killian is available through text, phone or email at any time. For more information, contact Killian at 303-587-4254 or at killianadam@yahoo.com.

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A lack of balance in the United States BY DYLAN PROIETTI Opinions editor

Without balance (and gravity), in a physical sense, people would simply topple over, unable to right themselves. Although this may seem foolish, the sad truth is that physical balance seems to be the only prevalent one in the United States. Today, millions of citizens will go to the polls and cast their vote in this midterm election. I am reminded of the last major election in this country: the 2008 presidential election. Nearly two years ago, this nation was in a frenzy, calling for change and lifting up the man that promised it to them: Barack Obama. That nation was ready for President Obama and the Democrats to take over and begin shaking the foundation of America, repairing and recreating a system that people saw as broken and outdated. Today, we see a much different politi-

cal climate. Democrats are under fire and President Obama’s approval rating has dropped significantly since he first entered office. Yet again, people are calling for a changing of the guard. The question I have is a simple one: why? Why must the pendulum swing so far, so often? In my lifetime alone, I have seen immense shifts of power within our government happen within a matter of years. It seems that there is no balance in the political system and that nobody truly wants to achieve it. This concept may seem naïve or simplistic in nature, but balance seems like it should be the ultimate goal in our

“Working to attain balance should not be a practice reserved for toddlers learning to walk, or gymnasts performing in competitions; it should be a part of how our country is run.”

to walk, or gymnasts performing in competitions; it should be a part of how our country is run. Balance is not reserved for the conservatives and liberals, but can be employed in people’s work, their recreation, their diet, their family and, truly, their entire lives. No longer should we furiously and relentlessly push the pendulum side to side hoping to achieve balance by averaging two extremes. Rather, we must let the pendulum slow and stop, eventually reaching that golden point of equilibrium that would usher this nation into a harmonious state of balance. The United States has long stood on the edge of greatness, with inordinate amounts of untapped potential waiting to be used. We simply need to take that single step off the extreme edge and onto the flat and balanced ground of said greatness. As one great country, the United States of America, let us restore balance to the land.

The dangers and pitfalls of drinking BY GEORGE DEMOPOULOS Clarion staff

Everyone knows that drinking is dangerous. Cirrhosis of the liver aside, getting wasted has even more disastrous consequences. Excessive drinking inevitably leads to anti-social behavior, like the time my

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political system. Balance to provide fair and intelligent debate that, hopefully, ends in the best result for the American people. Balance to provide adequate climate for business as well as important public goods. Balance to provide the best solutions for the majority, while still respecting the minority. Unfor tunately, this idea of balance, the one that seems so simplistic, appears to be one with which this nation struggles greatly. Working to attain balance should not be a practice reserved for toddlers learning

friend got wasted at a bar and ruined his cell phone when he could not control his bladder and wet his pants. Getting drunk means trouble with school authorities. Countless DU students have been put on probation for getting caught drinking in residence halls or other DU housing. Drunkenness leads to trouble with the law, the kind of trouble that leads to arrest

for public intoxication. When you go out drinking, you never know what’s going to happen. Now I’m not going to be preachy and tell you not to get hammered and be loud and obnoxious, because I know just as well as the next guy that everyone has a blast being belligerent once in a while. What I’m telling you to do is be smart about it and don’t overdo it.

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“I’ll probably go with the Giants. They started strong and just have a great rotation.”

“I hope the Rangers win.”

“I want it to be the Giants. They’re doing well.”

“The Giants because they’ve got the momentum.”

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Taylor Swift unleashes passion in new album

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Taylor Swift released her latest album, Speak Now, amidst enormous popular demand. Her latest album showcases a mature Swift talking about life, love and real relationships that adds to the emotional passion.

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Taylor Swift used to sing about being 15 and and in love with a boy who didn’t know she existed. Now she sings about actual relationships. Two years after releasing her multi-platinum album Fearless, Swift returns with an album that showcases her maturity. Speak Now is full of songs she wrote without anyone’s help – commonplace in country music, but a rarity in pop. Yet that’s the beauty

of her songs: unique, much like Swift herself in an industry searching for the next hot mess of a star. The 14 songs on Speak Now are extremely catchy. They’re country; they’re pop; but, most importantly, they’re more mature. They also work very well as an album package – with a cohesiveness that has alluded artists and fans alike since iTunes has enabled fans to purchase single tracks from an album. It’s no wonder different critics and businessmen alike are banking on Speak Now

to sell more copies in its debut week than any other album’s in 2010 – or 2009, for that matter. Billboard has predicted that Speak Now could sell as many as 800,000-900,000 copies in the week following its release, according to mtv.com. Others are hopeful it will break a million. The chart will likely prove the critics right tomorrow, when the numbers are officially released. Kanye West, eat your heart out. It’s hard not to smile and nod along when Swift sings about

being a “flight risk, with a fear of falling” on lead single “Mine,” because we’ve all been there in that first cherished serious relationship. Or during the story-song “Speak Now,” in which Swift attends a wedding but only wants the groom-to-be to ditch his bride for her: “I’ll meet when you’re out of the church at the back door,” she sings. Too cute. If these two songs don’t cement Swift’s status as America’s sweetheart, nothing will. Until two tracks later, when you hear

“Mean,” with its southern stomp and Swiftian charm: “Someday I’ll be living in a big old city and all you’re ever gonna be is mean.” Take that, all you Joe Jonases. But don’t get her wrong. Swift is not a victim on Speak Now. Rather, she’s a champion, and she certainly knows how to celebrate her strength. On “Long Live,” she fondly reminisces about the past as she sings, “Bring on all the pretenders/ One day we will be remembered.” Luckily for Swift, she is hard to be forgotten.

Upcoming concerts • Sevendust Nov. 3 at the Summit Music Hall • Lady Antebellum Nov. 3 at the Filmore • Paul Oakenfold Nov. 5 at the Ogden • Lotus Nov. 5 at the Gothic • Kate Nash Nov. 6 at the Ogden • Brokencyde Nov. 7 at the Marquis Theater • Reel Big Fish Nov. 8 at the Ogden • Gwar Nov. 11 at the Gothic

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‘Glory Daze’: celebrates college life

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Brian (Hartley Sawyer), Joel (Kelly Blatz) and Reno (Callard Harris) star in the new TBS fall comedy about several college freshmen experiencing the highs and lows as well as the complex social relationships of college life.

BY AJ GUNNING Entertainment editor

TBS has a new fall lineup on Tuesdays that includes the new comedy Glory Daze. It’s a tale of four college freshmen as they learn the ins and outs of college life. Glory Daze shows a lot of potential as an intriguing comedy with relatable characters. Fantastic for college students, the pilot episode will remind many of their first days of college, complete with creepy roommates,

emotional parents, an uninspiring coach, biased professors and partying fraternity boys. The show seems to be a bit of a mix between the popular show Community and the Will Farrell film “Old School.” However, it is not just your simple brand of slapstick comedy. The show appears to have plenty of potential for a serious side as well. One surprising decision by the show’s creators was to set it in 1986 instead of the modern day.

However, the feel and look of the show seems entirely modern. There are only a few references to the latest fad, e-mail, and to the “supposed evil empire,” from Professor Haines (Tim Meadows). Otherwise, there are no rabble rousing, mullet-haired, jean-jacketed, leather-panted rockers to be seen on campus, which is a bit of a surprise, given the time period. However, the more modern feel will probably add to its popularity. The pilot episode does pro-

vide some outlines for intriguing characters, including the main character Joel (Kelly Blatz), who is a determined yet shy young man that doesn’t quite know for what he is searching. He meets the stereotypical frat guy in Reno (Callard Harris) who could easily develop into a complex and intriguing character as the show progresses. The other five characters are friends of Joel who live on his floor. They include Chang (Tim

Jo), a not-so-conventional Asian; Brian (Hartley Sawyer), a college athlete who is pushed too hard by his father; Eli (Matt Bush), a horny college guy still lost in virginal puberty; Zack (Josh Brener), the creepy, anti-social roommate of Joel; and Jason (Drew Seeley), the patriotic school conservative with girl problems. In the pilot episode, the six characters cause some entertaining havoc that would leave anyone yearning for the Glory Daze of freshman year.


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‘Saw 3D’ a sensationalist gore fest

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The final chapter of the “Saw” series hit theater on Oct. 29. Filled with endless gore, bad acting and new, horrifying tortures ,“Saw 3D” stays true to the outline that has made it a Halloween hit in past years.

BY JONATHAN HAVEY Clarion staff

“Saw 3D – The Final Chapter,” may be the end game for Jigsaw. Or it may not, but the 3D element takes gore to a new level. This horror film series began with a bang with the release of “Saw” that caused audiences to crave more of this new type of extremely gory yet clever horror. “Saw II” was released for Halloween 2006, and “Saw III”

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came a year later. What audiences did not know was that these films would continue year after year for seven years straight. This year it’s “Saw 3D – The Final Chapter.” Yes, it’s a 3D technology movie with a $15 ticket price. You can also see it in 2D for $10. The 3D version makes the gore a lot more gruesome. The plot continues the ending scene in “Saw VI” and revolves around a number of Jigsaw survivors from the previous films who seek help

and sanctuary from the gruesome life-changing test that they were made to endure. They encounter a self-help therapist known as Bobby (Sean Patrick Flannery, “The Boondock Saints”). He has become famous by writing a book about his experience winning a Jigsaw game. However, Bobby may not be who he portrays himself to be. He is in line to suffer the consequences of Jigsaw’s legacy, which has been passed down to

Detective Hoffman in prior films. The film ends with its usual slap in the face when everything is explained, creating a more satisfying ending to the series than the ending of the sixth film. The only problem is that there is a lot of empty space between the entertaining commencement of the film and the climatic ending, including some of the worst acting in the series, especially in Chad Donella’s portrayal of Detective Gibson.

Not much can be expected from the seventh installment of a horror film series though, but as long as there are fans and the film is making money, the series may not have an expiration date. Similar to the sixth film, “Saw 3D” is supposed to be the last Saw. However, is this true or will the legacy of the famous serial killer Jigsaw, played by Tobin Bell for almost a decade, live on? Or to quote Jigsaw, is it “Game Over”? 2010: The Flobots

Follows the same pattern as the last installment BY DERRICK HIGGINS Clarion staff

For those who enjoyed the first movie, “Paranormal Activity 2” is worth seeing. People who didn’t see the initial horror flick can just as well miss this one, too. “Paranormal Activity 2” explains some of the events of the first movie, acting as both a prequel and a sequel. The film follows Katie’s sister Kristi (Sprague Grayden) as she and her family experience the presence of a demon in their house. At first, the almost quiet squeaks and clashes heard at night are too minimal to create any real terror. As the movie progresses, the sounds get louder and the house becomes a battle zone between the family and the demon. Then again, the director does not let the viewers see from the demon’s point of view, so it should be assumed that the demon has a way of “playing with its food” before causing bloodshed. If viewers have seen the first movie, they know what will happen to Katie. But, there were still some really great parts of the movie that will make everyone jump in their seats.

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Hockey wins after player injury Continued from page 10 “[The fact] he reached out to Brad Malone during this most difficult time is an incredible testament to Jesse’s character,” said Jayson Hajdu, the assistant athletics director at UND. “We certainly wish him a full and rapid recovery.” According to a report in the Denver Post, Martin called Malone to “ease [his] mental anguish” in regards to the hit, which was penalized. According to the report, Martin didn’t feel the hit was illegal and wanted Malone to know that. The incident happened with 11 minutes left in the second period. Martin was skating up the ice, attempting to get the puck out of the defensive zone, when Malone checked him into the boards. Martin lay temporarily unconscious on the ice and was eventually taken off on a stretcher. Aaron Leu, the University of Denver’s associate director of sports medicine, has been with Martin since the injury occured, according to Gwozdecky. “We need to keep Jesse in the front of our minds,” said Gwozdecky. “But we know he would want us to continue with our mission as a team.”

Redemption after loss When Martin went down, the Pioneers were tied 0-0 and were being outplayed. However, DU found redemption after the penalty, when sophomore Drew Shore notched the team’s first goal as the power play expired. Two more goals in the third period helped the Pioneers (3-32) complete a 3-0 shutout of the Fighting Sioux. “As we watched Jesse go off the ice, there was a sense among our players that we need to inspire him through our performance,” said

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Senior center Jesse Martin skating with the puck at a recent game in Magness Arena. Martin’s season ended tragically last Saturday when he suffered a neck injury in the second period of the Pioneers 3-0 win over the University of North Dakota. Martin finishes his career at DU with three NCAA tournament appearances and 64 points on 32 goals and 32 assists.

Gwozdecky. “At the same time, [his injury] inspired us to play better.” The Fighting Sioux had harassed the Pioneers and freshman goalie Sam Brittain with an onslaught of 15 shots in the first period. However, Brittain stayed strong in the net, finishing with 33 saves and posting his first career shutout as a Pioneer. “It was undoubetly the best performance of [Sam’s] young career,” said Gwozdecky. “We certainly needed it, because [UND] really dominated us in the first period and he stopped everything they threw at him.” For his presence in net, Brit-

tain was awarded with a hard hat and was named a three-star player. No. 9-ranked North Dakota outshot No. 13 Denver 33-17 on the night, but Brittain didn’t allow that to hinder the team’s chance of splitting the series with their conference rival. “It is great to see [Sam’s] development and his further understanding of the game,” said Gwozdecky. In the third period, freshman Jason Zucker scored the Pioneers’ second goal off an assist from Kyle Ostrow. Shore and Zucker currently lead the Pioneers with five goals each.

Rivalry series looms The Pioneers survived an October stretch, which featured series against the defending national champions, the national runner up and the No. 2-ranked team in the 2010-2011 preaseason polls. Next up, the team plays a home-and-home series against Western College Hockey Association (WCHA) and instate rival, Colorado College. The Pioneers host the first game of the series on Friday night, while the Tigers host the second game on Saturday evening.

The Tigers are no longer ranked in either of the national polls, however this doesn’t mean the schedule is getting an easier, according to Gwozdecky. “The next 10 games will be just as challenging, because the league is so competitive,” said Gwozdecky. “We are not in any position to take our foot off the gas.” “This rivalry [DU vs. CC] is as intense as there is in college hockey,” said Gwozdecky. Puck drops at 7:37 p.m. on Friday in Magness Arena and 7:07 p.m. on Saturday at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Men’s basketball questions SBC’s scheduling rule BY STEVE COULTER Sports editor

DU men’s basketball has scheduled tougher opponents in their nonconference games, according to head coach Joe Scott, in a response to last week’s criticism by Sun Belt Conference officials that teams in the league are not seeking strong opponents in out-of-conference play. Scott points to the upcoming 2010-2011-basketball schedule, which features games against opponents from the Pac 10, Big 12, and Mountain West Conference, as an example of how the school plans to meet conference requrirements. “We are going to schedule like this from here on out,” said Scott. The issue stems from an announcment that SBC commissioner Wright Waters made last week, which demanded that all 13 teams in the conference need to play tougher opponents during their out-of-conference schedule. The drastic scheduling maneuver dictates an institution needs to ensure that its men’s basketball program is ranked in the top 150 in the ratings percentage index, RPI, which may or may

not be a practical solution according to several of the league’s head coaches. “The RPI sometimes serves a purpose, but it has its flaws,” said DU head coach Joe Scott. “One thing I see is that at the end of each year there is always a change in the definition of what is a good game and what is not, which means a team’s RPI at the beginning of the year doesn’t matter.” The RPI consists of three components—a team’s winning percentage, their opponents’ winning percentage, and their opponents’ opponent winning percentage. The result of the calculation can prove to be inconsistent. Other coaches in the Sun Belt Conference point out that the new dictum will jeopradize the league’s bottom teams by forcing them to schedule road games against higher-ranked opponents, costing them several wins in their out-of-conference schedule. “There are some disagreements about what a 150 RPI scheduling can do, it’s been tried in some other leagues and other leagues dropped it,” said Arkansas State head coach John Brady last Tuesday during the Sun Belt

Conference video press conference. “I don’t think it helps the bottom teams in our league.” The SBC tried implementing the rule from 2003 to 2005, but it failed and was revoked. According to the mandate, a school must complete the requirement in one of two ways. The program needs to either average a three-year RPI of its nonconference opponents that is equal to 150 or lower, or the team needs to finish with an institutional RPI of 150 or better at the end of the season. The Pioneers have risen in the RPI over the last four years, rising from 325 in 2006-2007 to being ranked 163 at the end of the 2009-2010 season. While Scott believes the team can meet the conference requirements by winning enough games to be in the RPI top 150, he has still set a schedule that will help their ranking. “If you win, then it matters whether the teams you play have a good season, but you can’t control what other teams do,” said Scott. “The one factor that matters is winning and that is the only factor we want to concern ourselves with.”

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Chergo sustains golf dynasty with family care

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Women’s head golf coach Sammie Chergo was the first coach women’s golf coach in school history. Since joining the DU in 1997, Chergo has created a golf program that is one of the best in the nation, finishing as high as No. 5 in 2009.

BY STEVE COULTER Sports editor

When talking to women’s golf head coach Sammie Chergo about family, it’s hard to determine whether the conversation is about her immediate family or the athletes she has coached over the years. She is pationate about both. For Chergo, coaching is a lifelong association of staying in contact with all of her former and current players, establishing a system where she shares her life with all her players. “The key to our success is family,” said Chergo, who was named Golf Person of the Year last month by the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame for the second consecutive season. The success that Chergo is talk-

ing about is the women’s golf program at DU, which she helped build from the ground up since arriving at the school in November 1997. Chergo, a Denver native, was DU’s first women’s head golf coach, and since then has established the golf program as one of the best in the nation. “I was 26 or 27 when we had our inaugural season as a program,” Chergo recalls. “That first season was one of my most special seasons, we were so young and really excited. I am just so thankful for the women who committed to our program that year.” In her 12 years of coaching, the team has won seven consecutive Sun Belt Conference championships and is a perennial contender in the NCAA Regional tournament. The school earned its first

NCAA tournament berth in 2002, but has blossomed since, finishing as high as No. 5 at the NCAA National Championship tournament in 2009. However, all the success isn’t what makes the process rewarding for Chergo, who finds something in coaching that not everybody does. “Of course I remember all the finishes and all the tournaments,” said Chergo. “However, I think of every player I’ve ever had; all the time I spent with them, helping them grow. Those are by far my favorite memories.” As for individual awards, Chergo was named the All-Time Sun Belt Conference Women’s Golf Coach in 2006 and has taken home coach of the year honors five times. Despite her accolades, Chergo says she is still motivated

to improve as a coach and is lucky because her position requires her to do so. “I am lucky that I have a job where my players enthusiasm and talents drive me to become a better coach,” said Chergo. “I want to get better, so they can do better.” Through research on coaching, the coach believes she can learn and challenge herself. When she recruits, Chergo goes after players who are equally motivated as she is. “Our players must be motivated before they get here,” said Chergo. “We are grooming future leaders here and in order to be a leader you must want to get better everyday and not just as a golfer. We want our women to be better students and community members.” Finding the right players and grooming them accordingly has

not been a problem for Chergo. Players finding individual and team success under Chergo has been relatively easy as well. However, it is off the green and out of college, where an individual player can still find Chergo’s relentless presence in their life. “It is a huge joy having all my players in my life, sharing life with them is the best part of my job,” said Chergo. As for her real, biological family, Chergo still has strong ties. Her entire family lives in Colorado, which means she has been able to share all the special moments of the years with both her DU family and her actual family. “The Pioneer family is a lot like my family, everything we do, we do very close together,” said Chergo. 2010: TEDxDU

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FAST BREAK men’s soccer (8-5-4, 5-22 MPSF) DU 2, Cal State Bakersfield 1 DU 2, Seattle 0

what went right The Pioneers survived a tough conference road trip, beating No. 25-ranked Cal State Bakersfield on Friday evening and then shutting out Seattle University on Sunday afternoon. Senior goalie Joe Willis finished with 12 total saves during the weekend and recorded his fourth shutout of the season on Sunday.

what went wrong After falling behind 1-0 in the second half, DU rallied with two late goals. The Pioneers tied the contest in the 74th minute off a goal from junior Kellan Christensen. Ten minutes later, sophomore Mark Weigand scored the game winner off a header.

up next With a three-game winning streak, the Pioneers are playing their best soccer of the season with one regular season game remaining. On Saturday night, Denver will host in-state and conference foe Air Force. The contest begins at 7 p.m. at CIBER Field.

women’s soccer (17-2, 11-0 SBC) DU 1, North Texas 0

what went right DU capped an undefeated conference season by beating the Mean Green on Friday night. Led by sophomore Kalie Vaughn’s lone goal, the Pioneers were able to win their fifth outright regular season title and clinch the No. 1 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament for the fourth time in school history.

what went wrong North Texas started off well with three shots in the first three minutes. However, sophomore goalie Lara Campbell was able to stonewall the Mean Green, recording her seventh shutout the season.

Hyder’s b-ball roots run deep BY ALEX PAYNE Clarion staff

Imagine witnessing a basketball game where the legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight chucked a chair onto the court. Then imagine growing up in Bloomington, Ind., where at the ages of 10 and 11, you witnessed the back-to-back undefeated seasons in 1975-76 by Indiana University’s basketball team. For Mitch Hyder, the broadcaster for DU men’s and women’s basketball, this was childhood. “It just had a huge impact on me,” said Hyder. It’s not much of a surprise that basketball is still very important to Hyder, who was named as the Sun Belt Broadcaster of the Year for the 2009-10 season. Hyder covers all the sports he can at DU, but his main passion is basketball, and knowing that he grew up watching the great years that IU had, it would be a wonder if it was not. “The cherry on top for me is men’s basketball radio play-byplay,” said Hyder, who actuallly doesn’t voice DU hockey despite having a great knack for play-byplay coverage. “Growing up in Indiana, it’s not really a hockey hot bed. I am mainly a basketball guy,” said Hyder. According to Hyder, it was not such an easy start to his career. As a sophomore in college he was already working full time at one of the two radio stations that were present in Bloomington’s small market. After getting out of college, Hyder worked for a radio station called KYBG in Colorado. After a few years, he had a difference of opinion, so he left for a job oppor-

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Mitch Hyder, the voice of DU basketball, has covered every men’s game for the last 12 years.

tunity in San Antonio, Texas. Hyder was able to cover the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, but didn’t find the job fulfilling. “I just hated the job, just hated it. I was there six months and called and got my job at KYBG back,” said Hyder. Eventually KYBG would turn to a Spanish radio station leaving Hyder out of work for awhile. After job searching, Hyder took a position at DU broadcasting on the web. That was 12 years ago. Since, he has only missed

covering one men’s basketball game, showing up for his job even when he is sick. He attributes his near perfect attendence to his passion for the job, as well as the sport. As for his opinion on the future of broadcasting, Hyder believes the opportunities have grown slim and the pay has decreased over the years. “Radio is becoming an ugly business,” said Hyder. “My advice is that it is all about internships. If you do not have real-life experience then you are screwed.”

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up next The Pioneers begin the SBC Tournament against No. 8 seeded Louisiana-Lafayette today at 10 a.m. If they win, then they will play either Florida International or Troy on Thursday.

volleyball (13-14, 7-5 SBC) Western Kentucky 3, Denver 0

what went right Senior Kresson Vreeman played her final home game as a Pioneer, finishing with an eightkill, 26-assist performance. In addition to Vreeman, Brittany Adams and Kacie Wikierak performed well in their last contest in Hamilton Gymnasium.

what went wrong DU couldn’t win a set against Western Kentucky (22-6), but they came close, falling short 2520, 25-22, 27-25 in three sets.

up next The Pioneers hit the road for a three-game stretch before they enter the postseason on Nov. 18. DU travels to Jonesboro, Ark., on Friday night to play Arkansas State. The weekend concludes with a road game against Arkansas-Little Rock on Sunday morning.

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Senior midfield Kelsey Quinn fights for a loose ball during a game played earlier this season at CIBER Field. Quinn and her fellow seniors will be competing for their fourth consecutive Sun Belt Conference title this week in Bowling Green, Ky. If the Pioneers win, it will be the team’s fifth straight conference championship and their eighth title since 2001. The Pioneers gave up a total of three goals in conference play this season and finished the year undefeated at home. Last season, the Pioneers lost 4-0 to Portland in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

The postseason format for college football appears to be ready to fail us once again. With a little more than a month left of the regular season, there are five undefeated teams and a high possibility that one or more may be left of the national championship game. Last season, three teams— Boise State, TCU and Cinncinati —finished the regular season with an unblemished mark, yet failed to make it to the national title game. Same story, different year. Overall, the solution should be the installation of some sort of playoff system. However, the problem won’t be solved come Jan. 10, 2011 when this season’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national title game will be played. So, college football fans will be left frustrated and without a resolution to what team is the best. The saving grace for the BCS system is the fact there will be one less undefeated team after No. 3 TCU travels to Salt Lake City to take on No. 5 Utah on Saturday. This may not make a difference though, because in a few weeks No. 1 Auburn, No. 2 Oregon and No. 4 Boise State may finish with undefeated records, creating yet another nightmare situation. Each team has one game left against a ranked opponent with Auburn possibly having two, depending if they make it to the SEC Championship game. If Auburn goes undefeated, 13-0, then they are in automatically. The tragedy is that if Auburn loses, while Oregon, Boise and TCU/Utah remain undefeated, then who gets to play in the national title game? The answer is unpredictable. Why? Because the system is based on an unpredictable calculation that now has teams leapfrogging one another for no apparent reason. Luckily for college football fans, this year’s Heisman Trophy race is as blatant as ever. Auburn’s quarterback Cameron Newton is the leader of the pack right now, but not too far behind is Oregon’s speedster running back LaMichael James and Boise State’s efficient passer Kellen Moore. If any of these three names are not in New York City come Dec. 11, then it will be the most blasphemous mistake college football has rendered in this century. Unless one of the candidates gets hurt or completely tanks in November, which is highly unlikely looking at their body of work thus far, then fans can salvage the fact that the Heisman nominees won’t be controversial. However, the obviousness of the Heisman race has no correlation to abating the national championship crisis. Steve Coulter is Clarion sports editor.


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