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College drinking: Facts and figures Virtually all college students experience the effects of college drinking

About half of college students who drink, also binge drink

About 4 out of 5 college students drink alcohol

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support,” Blake said. “We offer programming ranging from primary prevention all the way through recovery.” Blake specifically recommended the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students program, also known as BASICS. “BASICS provides personalized feedback and alcohol education to students in a one-on-one setting,” Blake said. According to the Wellness Center’s website, the goal of BASICS is to “reduce risky behaviors and harmful consequences of alcohol abuse.” Blake said she believes the Wellness Center’s programs are helpful. “We are confident that our current programs are effective,” Blake said. “We continually conduct assessments and evaluations to help us define the program and determine if individual programs … are successful in decreasing alcohol use and abuse.” Haley Schuster, a third-year in special education and a member of the OSU Collegiate Recovery Community, said she is happy she made the choice of going to a recovery community when she realized she was struggling with drugs and alcohol abuse. “I have struggled with drugs and alcohol

An Ohio State graduate has been imprisoned in an Egyptian jail for roughly 170 days, but some of those closest to him said his hope for release remains strong. Mohamed Soltan, a dual American-Egyptian citizen who graduated from OSU in 2012 with a degree in economics, was arrested in Egypt in August after the military coup and overthrow of former President Mohammed Morsi. Morsi’s time in office was filled with political unrest amongst citizens, despite his being the first democratically elected Egyptian president. President Hosni Mubarak had been overthrown during an Egyptian revolution in 2011. Soltan was participating in a Muslim Brotherhood-led protest in a square in Cairo in August to defend democracy when he was shot in the arm. As many as 900 people were killed in the square that day, according to The New York Times. The Muslim Brotherhood is the Islamic political party Morsi represented. Soltan was later arrested in his home while recovering from surgery to remove the bullet. Despite having three screws placed in his arm after the shooting, Soltan’s brother, Omar Soltan, said the prison authorities refused to give Mohamed Soltan a sling, which led to the metal screws tearing into his muscle. Mohamed Soltan underwent surgery using a razor and pliers without anesthesia and sterilization by a doctor who was a fellow cellmate. “I laid on a dirty mat as my other cellmates held me down to ensure I did not jolt from the pain and risk permanent loss of feeling and function in that arm,” Mohamed Soltan said in a letter to The New York Times that was published Jan. 24. According to a State Department official, Mohamed Soltan’s situation is being monitored to ensure he receives fair trial and due process. “The Department of State takes the welfare of U.S. citizens incarcerated abroad very seriously and stands ready to assist them and their families. We are monitoring Mr. Soltan’s case and have raised it with the Egyptian authorities. U.S. Embassy Cairo personnel have visited Mr. Soltan, and are in regular contact with Mr. Soltan’s family,” the State Department official said in an email Monday. “We remain concerned about Mr. Soltan’s health and have urged the Government of Egypt to ensure that he is receiving all necessary and appropriate medical treatment.” The official also said the U.S. government looks to the Egyptian government to “ensure that all of those arrested or detained are afforded due process and fair and transparent trials, and that the law is applied equitably

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About 1 in 4 college students report academic consequences because of drinking MADISON CURTIS / Design editor

source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

MUYAO SHEN Lantern reporter shen.414@osu.edu Though some Ohio State students said a culture of excessive drinking at college sometimes seems to be a given, a recent study found colleges could help students reduce risky drinking habits by intervening early. The study from researchers at Brown University and the Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., analyzed the effectiveness of interventions to prevent alcohol misuse by first-year college students. Its findings led researchers to recommend colleges to “screen all freshmen within their first few weeks for alcohol risk and offer effective combinations of interventions for those who report drinking,” according to a release from Brown about the study. The researchers recommended colleges take a course of action including personalized feedback, moderation strategies, like alternating alcoholic beverages with nonalcoholic ones, identification of risky situations and goal-setting, such as setting limits on blood alcohol level, for those students in need of interventions, according to the release. Some students said drinking is a part of

college life that can sometimes pull people in too far. “The ‘work hard, play hard’ culture of this university lends itself to a rather vicious nightlife to those who are malleable,” said Dylan Dunn, a second-year in philosophy. Svetlana Kravtsova, a second-year in neuroscience, agreed. “I feel like if you don’t drink, you just kind of feel left out,” Kravtsova said. “So (other students) just join in.” Dunn said drinking can also make some students feel more social. “From personal experience, a lot of freshmen come into college without much selfcontrol when it comes to alcohol,” Dunn said. “They make mistakes, yet still feel obligated or motivated to be social.” Dunn said, though, it’s wrong for anyone to assume he or she needs to drink to be able to hang out with his or her friends. “While social interaction is a key part of college, irresponsible alcohol consumption is not,” Dunn said. Amanda Blake, program coordinator for Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Education and Prevention at Ohio State’s Student Wellness Center, said there are several programs at OSU that offer students help if they feel they need it. “Our programs offer students assistance, assessment and education, referrals and

ER route of Thad Matta, Aaron Craft talk unruly fans CABS buses overcrowded ERIC SEGER Sports editor seger.25@osu.edu

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An East Residential CABS bus on 17th Avenue. Some students have noticed buses have been overcrowded lately.

LIZ DICKEY Senior Lantern reporter dickey.88@osu.edu The cold air has left some students scrambling for seats on Campus Area Bus Service buses heading down the East Residential route. Lindsay Komlanc, spokeswoman for OSU Administration and Planning, though, said multiple buses consistently run the route. “We run four buses during the peak period of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and one bus during the rest of the service hours, providing a total of (53) service hours per day for the East Residential route,” Komlanc said in an email. Buses run the ER route 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday during days of normal university operations. Monthly CABS ridership typically increases by 15

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Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta has said more than once he rarely watches college basketball besides his own team’s games. But after the Buckeyes dismissed Purdue, 67-49, Saturday night, Matta said he went home and flipped on the television to watch the game between then-No. 19 Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. The Red Raiders upset the Cowboys in Texas that night, 65-61, but the arguably biggest news of the game was that Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart shoved a fan late in the game, losing his cool after he said the fan called him a “piece of crap.” Smart was suspended Sunday by the Big 12 for three games for his actions. Matta addressed the incident Monday, a day before his No. 22 Buckeyes (19-5, 6-5) are set to host their archrivals, No. 15 Michigan (17-6, 9-2), at 9 p.m. “I was actually watching that game the other night when it happened. I was like, ‘Wow,’” Matta said. “It made me think just in terms of some of the things I’ve heard people say over the years. I didn’t think about punching them or going after them. I know I’m not made of cardboard either, but I think from the standpoint of, there’s such a fine line there.” Matta went on to say that he’s heard nothing but good things about Smart, calling him a “phenomenal kid,” and admitted some of the things he’s heard from fans over the years have gone beyond what is expected to show support for their team. “It’s something I hope all universities will take more of a precaution just in terms of what’s been said,” Matta said. “Because it can get downright brutal.” Senior guard Aaron Craft — who has been the subject of plenty of heckling on the court throughout his more than three years at OSU — said he does his best to ignore negative things fans say. “It’s always tough in the heat of the battle. Emotions are running high especially if things aren’t going well, all it sometimes takes is one thing to kind of make you snap,” Craft said Monday. “It’s been going on for a while … (but) I don’t think it goes on unless as a team, we’re doing something right. “It doesn’t affect me as much — (opposing fans) can yell all they want but the best thing that we can do is find a way to have more points than they do at the end of the game, have the gym be quiet.” Tensions will likely reach that high point Tuesday between OSU and Michigan, as the game has heavy implications as far as the Big Ten standings are

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Senior guard Aaron Craft (4) looks toward the basket on a drive during a game against Purdue Feb. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 67-49. concerned — the Buckeyes sit three games behind the Wolverines, who are tied for the conference lead with No. 9 Michigan State. Matta said his players understand the game’s magnitude. “I think they know that. But I think that they would tell you our whole concern moving forward is about us and really trying to simplify what we’re doing and getting this group of guys to play their best basketball, not because it’s this team or not because the standings say this,” Matta said. “It’s just that’s what we need to do in this league to have a chance to win.” Junior center Amir Williams agreed, saying the focus has to be on OSU to come out strong because it is a big game. “We can’t really worry about other teams as much, we gotta fight our own race,” Williams said Monday. “This is a big one for us tomorrow … you can’t come out lackadaisical tomorrow like it’s just some other game.” The Wolverines lost reigning National and Big Ten Player of the Year Trey Burke to the NBA after last season, and have been playing without sophomore forward Mitch McGary because of a back injury that only allowed him to play in the first eight games of the season. Michigan still ripped off 10 straight wins after falling to then-No. 1 Arizona at home Dec. 14,

and a big part of the season’s success has been sophomore guard Nik Stauskas, who currently sits fifth in the conference in scoring with 17 points per game. “He’s expanded his game. He took the spring and summer and found a way to make himself more than one-dimensional. And that makes it a lot tougher to defend him,” Craft said of Stauskas, who was widely known as just a shooter before this season. “Obviously with the way he’s shooting the ball, you have to be careful with how much you help and things like that, but the way he’s kind of putting the ball on the ground, he’s passing the ball really well now, too. So you can’t really try to rely and take one thing away from him.” The Wolverines were on the wrong side of an 85-67 score against then-No. 17 Iowa Saturday, a game in which the Hawkeyes shot a blistering 10-17 from beyond the arc. Even though Michigan is coming off a loss, Craft said the Buckeyes have to be ready for a challenge straight from tipoff because of the rivalry. “There’s always something special about playing Michigan,” Craft said.

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South Campus construction begins for $13M electricity system update KARLIE FRANK Lantern reporter frank.359@osu.edu Construction began outside of Canfield Hall last week as part of a $13 million project to update the system that distributes electricity on campus. “We have a system of electric switches and cables that bring power to buildings,” said Lindsay Komlanc, Ohio State spokeswoman for Administration and Planning. “Utility systems and the parts that support them need to be upgraded from time to time to keep them in good working order.” The work outside of Canfield, a residence hall on South Campus, is one of 26 locations set to undergo similar upgrades in the $13 million project, Komlanc said. Duct banks, which are groups of ducts protecting electrical wiring, are slated to be

installed underground with a system of conduits, or tubes, for new cables to be pulled through at a later date that Komlanc said has not yet been determined. “Most of the more intrusive work will be along Tuttle Drive heading toward Ives Drive where the Northwest Parking Garage is,” Komlanc said. “We may have to close lanes, but that work is planned for the summer breaks when less faculty and students are on campus.” Fences outside of Canfield went up Feb. 2 and work began Feb. 3. The electric improvement project began in summer 2013 and is slated to be completed in late 2015, Komlanc said. Komlanc said Thursday the construction outside of Canfield was set to take about a week’s worth of work, but could take longer because of weather conditions. Komlanc said in October the university spent an average of $3 million a month on electricity for the Columbus campus.

“This supports 450 buildings and 22 million square feet of space — with a user base of more than 56,000 students and 23,000 faculty and staff,” Komlanc told The Lantern in an email in October. Some residents of Canfield Hall don’t mind the construction. “The fences don’t really bother me because they’re not where I walk,” said Cory Mossing, first-year in business, of the fences in a yard on the 11th Avenue side of the residence hall. Noise from construction, however, has been disturbing for others. “It only bothers me when they start working at 7 in the morning. That gets annoying,” said Felicity Peabody, first-year in communication. Komlanc said the fences are set to remain up until later in the spring when Administration and Planning plans to return to plant new grass and restore the area.

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Mohamed Soltan, an OSU graduate, who was arrested in Egypt in August.

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and free of political bias.” “This includes clearly and (publicly) presenting evidence and ensuring that charges are made within a reasonable time frame,” the official said. In Mohamed Soltan’s letter, though, he expressed his disappointment with what he feels is a lack of support from the U.S. government. “The only sensible, yet unacceptable conclusion that I can come up with is that the U.S. government’s protections of political interests is more important and takes precedence over the protections of its citizens’ rights, freedoms, and safety abroad,” Mohamed Soltan said in the New York Times letter. “No American should have to come to that conclusion, and no human should experience the inhumane circumstances (I am) facing.” Omar Soltan said the U.S. government has not been able to give Mohamed Soltan the medical attention necessary, and as such, he is currently suffering from a blood clot because of the lack of medical care. “Even the least that the U.S. government has promised us, and they should be able to release him or negotiate with the government there to have him deported, but nothing has been happening,” Omar Soltan said. Despite the head of state security in Egypt telling him he would be released in due time, Mohamed Soltan is currently imprisoned on false charges, Omar Soltan said. “They’re accusing him of being a part of a terrorist organization and funding it, but it has nothing to do with him being a part of the protest,” said Omar Soltan, a political science major at Northern Virginia Community College.

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During the time of the protests, Mohamed Soltan played the role of a spokesman, delivering updates to different media outlets, said Omar Soltan. He met with a judge Jan. 26, but although no evidence was presented against him, the judge sentenced Mohamed Soltan to an additional 45 days in prison. He then decided to go on a hunger strike, Omar Soltan said. Omar Soltan said the judge is able to renew the number of days Mohamed Soltan stays indefinitely despite the lack of evidence against him, but Mohamed Soltan is staying strong, even on the hunger strike. “(Mohamed Soltan’s strength and hope) is exactly the opposite of what the regime wants,” Omar Soltan said. Omar Soltan said, though, his family doesn’t expect Mohamed Soltan to be released anytime soon. “The only hope that Mohamed comes out is through the American government or that the regime over there falls,” Omar Soltan said. One of Mohamed Soltan’s friends Abdul Dada said Mohamed Soltan always encouraged others to vote, so the U.S. government’s apparent lack of support makes him feel like Mohamed Soltan is being betrayed. “He wasn’t even doing anything. He didn’t harm anyone. He was just talking about what he was seeing,” Dada said. Visit thelantern.com for the rest of this story.

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continuations abuse in the past, and I had gotten connected with some people actually in recovery that got me connected with (someone in charge of the Collegiate Recovery Community),” Schuster said. “I had some other friends that were getting involved with it, so I decided to give it a shot and I really enjoy it.” Some students, however, said they would first go to their friend directly if a friend had an alcoholrelated issues. “First, I would do as much as I could … to help them,” said Jackie Chang, a first-year in chemistry. “If they can’t listen to us after a good amount of months, like two or three, four, I would say go for a professional help, but other than that, I think we (would) handle (it within the) friend group first.” Schuster said she thinks the effectiveness of an intervention depends on a student’s will to get past their issues. “The problem with anything is that students have to be willing to go,” Schuster said. “And most students just don’t care.” Schuster also said many college students don’t consider drinking issues to be a serious problem. “I think a lot of students have the idea that we’re

CABS from 1A percent in the peak months of January and February, Komlanc said. The average temperature for January was 22.8 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Because of the cold weather, Komlanc said it is likely CABS ridership was higher in January this year. The extreme temperatures have impacted students at OSU in other ways as well, with classes canceled at OSU’s main and branch campuses Jan. 6, 7 and 28 because of cold weather. Temperatures fell to minus 14 degrees Jan. 28 and as low as minus 7 Jan. 6 and 7. Matt Dannemiller, a fourth-year in social work who typically uses the stop near Clinton and Summit streets when off-campus, said he has relied on the CABS ER bus service as his primary form of transportation to Central Campus for 2 1/2 years. Dannemiller said he has had to change bus stops this semester in order to find a place on the bus when leaving campus at about 4 p.m., the end of his school day.

just young and everyone else drinks, or things like that,” Schuster said. “They don’t understand the severity or the problems that can come out of alcohol. I think a lot of people are not ready to stop or see that alcohol could be getting in the way of things or that their time to stop drinking hasn’t come yet.” Chang said she believes the excess drinking in college some students participate in might be caused by the drinking age, which is set at 21. “My parents are from Taiwan. I am legal to drink over there, so if you are legal to drink, then it’s not as big as of a temptation or as big as a thing you want to do just because it’s illegal,” Chang, 18, said. The drinking age in Taiwan is 18. Schuster said there is a belief in the college culture that excessively consuming alcohol is normal. “There is definitely a stigma when it comes to drinking in college, especially with tailgating before football games, college parties, all of the bars around campus. It just seems like it is everywhere,” Schuster said. “Now they even advertise Natural Ice Beer on the side of the University Village bus on campus. It is just something that we do as a culture, and I think a lot of (students) think it’s the norm.”

“I have had to start getting on at Arps Hall because by the time it gets (to the next stop), it’s totally packed and you can only get on the stairs or not at all. The last time I got on at Arps, it was packed out and we had to pass people that were standing outside, not even able to get on,” Dannemiller said. “It seems like it is getting worse. “I am glad that we have the bus service … But I think that there should be at least one bus added.” CABS buses collectively serve more than four million riders each year, Komlanc said, and for fiscal year 2013, the ER route’s ridership was about 605,000. Amy Kneepkens, a second-year in film studies, has been riding CABS buses for two years. She said the buses have felt more crowded recently. “I never get to sit down,” Kneepkens said. “I’m always running into people.” Dannemiller said the problem just seems to be escalating. “I hear more and more people complaining about how packed it is,” he said.

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Mirman takes break from burgers to serve comedy in C-Bus MATTHEW LOVETT Asst. arts reporter lovett.45@osu.edu

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Comedian and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ voice actor Eugene Mirman is set to perform at Ace of Cups Feb. 12 at 9 p.m.

Comedian and “Bob’s Burgers” voice actor Eugene Mirman didn’t sit down to take his final exam in college — he had to perform. Mirman’s final project at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., was to do a one-hour stand-up routine, as part of a comedy major he created himself. That didn’t set him up to do one-hour comedy specials right after college professionally, however. “My final project in college was a one-hour stand-up act. It’s not like then, after that, I did an hour very often. I think vaguely it takes five, six years to have something you would perform pretty well for 15 to 20 minutes,” Mirman said. “It’s a very long, slow process (more) than anything else.” Those years of stand-up practice will be embodied in his approximately hour-long set at Ace of Cups Wednesday. Comedy was something Mirman said he felt he was born to do, having loved the craft of it from a young age. “I just loved comedy as a kid and I think at some point, it just occurred to me that you could try it, and I did,” Mirman said. However, Mirman said there is hesitation and anxiety associated with doing stand-up for the first time. “I was shaking and so anxious and nervous. It happened to go well, and so I really enjoyed it. The second time you do it, it’s often sort of terrible and you realize how many years you have to go,” Mirman said. “There’s a giant learning curve of just doing it over and over.” Mirman performed for the first time the summer after high school, at a club in Boston. “I think my opening joke was, ‘What profession do you think has the highest suicide rate? A lot of people think it’s dentists, but it’s actually kamikaze pilots,’” Mirman said, chuckling. Currently, Mirman might be recognized as the voice of Gene Belcher on the animated Fox comedy show “Bob’s Burgers,” which follows the life of patriarch Bob and his family as they attempt to operate a hamburger joint. Mirman said the characters on the show are infused with the personalities of the respective cast members who play them. “I, or anybody, (bring) partially my own personality, and partially the way the writers did it, to the character. And the character was partially written to me,” Mirman

said. “We were all cast before there was a show. Loren (Bouchard, creator of ‘Bob’s Burgers’) brought us all together with the idea that we would bring our personalities to each character.” Some Ohio State students, such as 8th Floor Improv member Jack McClain, find Mirman’s portrayal of Gene to be authentic. “There’s something about Gene, you can almost tell he’s (Mirman’s) kind of playing himself in a lot of ways,” said McClain, a second-year in history. “It’s just really genuine. I really like that.” Mirman is not currently going into the studio for “Bob’s Burgers,” but is instead touring to create material for his next comedy album. In creating new material, Mirman said he and other comedians often demo jokes at smaller clubs and then use those on tour. Then, over the course of traveling, Mirman said he is able to refine the act. “The way I mostly work, and probably actually a lot of people, is that I’ll go around (to) lots of new little shows in New York trying out new jokes or pieces, and then put it together into a new 45 minutes or hour,” Mirman said. “Then take that on tour and tweak it. Then sometimes things will happen where you’ll come up with stuff as you’re traveling and add that in. A lot of it is stuff that essentially I know works, but sort of polishing it and figuring out little things and adding to it.” Holly Kessis, a fourth-year in music, said Mirman’s style of comedy is a bit strange. Nevertheless, she said, she enjoys it. “His style of comedy is a little out there,” Kessis said. “He kind of says whatever. He has this weird way of saying things. It’s poignant and it makes sense, but it’s also really ridiculous and funny.” Mirman’s jokes often come from his conception of everyday situations, he said. “A lot of (jokes are) real stories, but a lot of it is my interpretation of it,” Mirman said. “Say you were mugged or say you went to the supermarket and there’s a thing you saw; you’re not lying about bananas, but bananas are a thing, (and) maybe you have some thought about it. I don’t have any jokes about bananas, and maybe that’s not the best example, but it could be a worse example.” Ace of Cups is located at 2619 N. High St. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m., with Mirman slated to go on at 9 p.m. Tickets are sold out for the show.

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OSU’s Harry Potter Alliance seeks to better Muggle world KATIE SULLIVAN Lantern reporter sullivan.735@osu.edu Ohio State Harry Potter fans are aiming to add a little magic to giving back in the community. The Harry Potter Alliance is a national nonprofit inspired by the good caused by Harry Potter in the storyline of J.K. Rowling’s series, and it focuses on influencing and implementing social change in the “Muggle” world, according to the alliance’s website. “Just as Harry and his friends fought the Dark Arts in J.K. Rowling’s fictional universe, we strive to destroy real-world horcruxes like inequality, illiteracy, and human rights violations,” the main website says. OSU chapter President Balpreet Kaur, a third-year in neuroscience and international development studies, and Vice President Allison Rowe, a fourth-year in psychology, met through a mutual friend and founded the club. “This is a group that is passionate about Harry Potter and wants to commit to having a positive change in the community through fandom,” Kaur said. The Harry Potter Alliance has chapters worldwide, including 38 states in the U.S. This chapter is the sixth in Ohio. Nationally, Harry Potter Alliance has raised more

than $123,000 for efforts in Haiti and has donated more than 120,000 books to different organizations around the world. “Harry Potter brings people together because it is such a well-known series and it has touched an entire generation,” Kaur said. “And we have 60,000 people from that generation right here (at OSU).” The club’s first meetings were Feb. 3 and Friday, and nine total OSU students attended. Joe Traini, a second-year in civil engineering, was one of the students who decided to see what the club was all about. “I was on the ‘Get Involved’ link online for student organizations (on the Ohio Union’s website) and was just clicking on a bunch of (the organizations). I also did Harry Potter Quidditch, too,” Traini said. Kaur hopes to plan Harry Potter-like events for the club, including Wizard’s Chess on the Oval, a Halloween Masquerade and a TriWizard Tournament. Community service events are also in the making, including volunteering at local animal shelters and reading books to elementary students, Kaur said. “As an organization, we want people that love Harry Potter and are inspired by Harry Potter to come together and live by the themes in the book. To live those lessons that Dumbledore, Harry, Hermione, Ron and everyone teaches us,” Kaur said. Kaur said she hopes the Harry Potter Alliance helps change the Columbus community through service projects and through the love of Harry Potter. “I asked people in our first meeting ‘What about Harry Potter really inspires you?’” Kaur said. “And many of them said that it’s that normal teenagers could change the world.” Meetings are scheduled every other Monday, with the next one scheduled for Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in Enarson Hall 240.

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Actor Alex Pettyfer plays David Elliot in romantic drama ‘Endless Love,’ which is slated to release nationwide Feb. 14.

‘Magic Mike’ star plays a romantic in ‘Endless Love’ THY THY NGUYEN Lantern reporter nguyen.1070@osu.edu Actor Alex Pettyfer equates falling in love to the feeling of being able to conquer the world. Luckily, in his new movie, the love is meant to be eternal. Pettyfer, who has acted in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Magic Mike,” is set to star in the drama “Endless Love.” He plays the part of David Elliot, who falls in love with a rich girl named Jade Butterfield, portrayed by Gabriella Wilde. As the characters become more acquainted with one another, the couple falls madly in love, in spite of Butterfield’s overprotective father who tries to take his daughter away from the relationship. Pettyfer said he was drawn to the character of Elliot because of the love David has for Jade. “I love just seeing a guy who was just purely in love with a woman and wanted to do anything he could do just to be with her,” Pettyfer said in a video online interview with The Lantern and other college media. Pettyfer also admitted that he, too, is a helpless romantic. “Yeah… I’m a hopeless romantic. So now everybody’s laughing at me,” Pettyfer said. Pettyfer said working with director Shana Feste, who also directed 2010’s “Country Strong,” was a rewarding experience. “Shana is amazing. Shana comes from an independent (movie) background, so she solely focuses on characters and where those characters are going in the movie,” Pettyfer said. Pettyfer said he also enjoyed working with his on-screen love interest, Wilde. He described it as an “amazing” experience. “She was so easy to work with. She’s such a lovely woman,” Pettyfer said.

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50 years since The Beatles debuted in US: They’re still legends

MARK SPIGOS Lantern reporter spigos.4@osu.edu

Show” was the catalyst for a cultural phenomenon that is still alive and well today. The band would go on to appear on the program the following two Sundays and by April, Beatles songs occupied each of the top five spots on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. With more than 600 million albums sold worldwide, The Beatles are the best-selling band in history. Their level of success was, and is, so extensive that a compilation album titled “1” was released in 2000, comprising the band’s 27 No. 1 singles. Just a few weeks ago, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reunited at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards to perform “Queenie Eye,” a song from McCartney’s recently released album, “New.” They took the stage again for a CBS special

“Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles!” Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan’s now-famous words rang out across the airwaves, only to be immediately drowned out by the piercing, high-pitched screams of the 728 audience members in attendance at CBS Studio 50. The Beatles’ debut appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” was so much more than a performance for several hundred swooning fans in a New York television studio. That night, an estimated 73 million viewers tuned in across the United States to watch the hour-long program, according to The New York Times, shattering the previous record for television viewership. Years later, in an interview for “The Beatles Anthology,” George Harrison would remark, “We were aware that ‘Ed Sullivan’ was the big one because we got a telegram from Elvis and the Colonel. And I’ve heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on ‘Ed Sullivan,’ even the criminals had a rest for 10 minutes.” As The Fab Four launched into a pulsing rendition of “All My Loving” to open their set, it was clear that the British Invasion — and, more specifically, Beatlemania — had taken America by storm. The Beatles’ five-song set, which included such timeless hits as “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” was filled with numerous quirky and iconic moments. Memorably, as Paul McCartney sang a cover of “Till There Was You,” a ballad written by Meredith Wilson for the 1957 musical “The Music Man,” the band members were introduced in a succession of closeup shots as their names flashed across the screen. When the camera settled on John Lennon, the caption read: “SORRY GIRLS, HE’S MARRIED.” Though the dreams of Lennon’s innumerable female admirers were crushed that night, the real dream was only beginning. Over the coming years, The Beatles would change the face of the popular music scene forever. 50 years have passed since The Beatles appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in New York City Feb. 9, 1964. The performance on “The Ed Sullivan

Sunday night, “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A Grammy Salute,” surrounded by contemporary A-list performers like Alicia Keys, John Legend and Katy Perry, and the two remaining Beatles reaffirmed their status as hyper-relevant musical icons. But 50 years ago, as they waited backstage for Ed Sullivan to introduce them to America, John, Paul, George and Ringo were just four young lads from Liverpool, unaware they were on the verge of inciting a pop culture revolution. Imagine that.

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Houston remains ‘The Voice’ 2 years after death

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Dress for yourself on ‘Galentine’s Day’ BREANNA SOROKA For The Lantern soroka.15@osu.edu

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Whitney Houston sings at the 2004 World Music Awards in Las Vegas Sept. 15, 2004. The singer died in the Beverly Hilton Hotel Feb. 11, 2012 from accidental drowing.

LOGAN HICKMAN Senior Lantern reporter hickman.201@osu.edu After nearly three decades of chart-topping hits, blockbuster movies and iconic live performances, the spotlight finally went out on superstar Whitney Houston two years ago Feb. 11. “Nippy,” as her friends and family called her, tragically passed away at the Beverly Hilton Hotel the night before the 2012 Grammy Awards after accidentally drowning in her hotel bathtub. Houston’s autopsy later revealed her drowning could have been caused by drugs, including her long-time adversary, cocaine, in addition to a pre-existing heart disease. Although this news was painful, it was not unexpected. For years, the world watched as Houston spiraled from record-breaking powerhouse vocalist to unemployed raspy junkie. Houston, who is the most-awarded female artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records, as perhaps best known for her 1993 single and Dolly Parton cover, “I Will Always Love You,” where her mezzo-soprano soared. Also nicknamed “The Voice,” Houston holds quite a few records, including most consecutive No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, best-selling debut album by a female artist at the time of its release (“Whitney Houston,” 1985), as well as the only artist to turn the “Star Spangled Banner” into a Billboard top-20 hit following her memorable rendition during the 1991 Super Bowl. Despite selling more than 170 million records and starring in four movies (“The Bodyguard,” 1992, “Waiting to Exhale,” 1995, “The Preacher’s Wife,” 1996 and “Sparkle,” 2012), Houston turned to drugs to cope with the pressures that often come with groundbreaking success. The world first began to notice Houston’s fall from grace in the early 2000s after missed appearances, troubles with the law and an appearance on the “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special” in 2001, where Houston’s skeleton-like frame stole the show. In a 2002 “Primetime” exclusive with Diane Sawyer, Houston denied drug use was to blame for her fragility, and she coined her infamous phrase, “Crack is whack.”

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It wasn’t until 2009 that Houston finally came clean about her years of cocaine use and abusive marriage to singer Bobby Brown during “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Houston’s tell-all interview was on the eve of her comeback, where she hoped to restore her once legendary career with the 2009 release of the album “I Look to You.” Although the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, Houston’s 2010 Nothing But Love world tour was less than revitalizing to critics because of her raspier voice and fuller figure. Still, Houston tried to prove the world she was back when she starred as Emma Williams in “Sparkle,” a remake of the 1976 movie of the same title about three sisters trying to make it as singers in the 1960s. Even though Houston wasn’t alive to see her final film released, her legacy of perseverance will be preserved in her last work for forever. In fact, Houston’s final push to a comeback in the late 2000s says a lot about how we will remember her. Think about it. Houston was a black girl from Newark, N.J., who grew up to become one of the most successful artists of all time. Unlike many performers today, Houston’s mesmerizing voice and stunning natural beauty were enough to inspire a generation. Houston never had to take off her clothes, never had to use auto-tune and never put on distasteful performances to gain success. Houston used her gift to sing to the world about admirable themes such as love, faith and perseverance. To many, Houston was seen as perfect, before her fall to drugs. The pressure of maintaining record-breaking accomplishments and vocal perfection by topping every previous success is unimaginable. Despite having a more seasoned voice that was unable to hit as many high notes in her later years, Houston was a true champion for continuing on with her career, despite what critics had to say. This persistence is what made Houston great, even though she ultimately fell to her demons. Her fans will hopefully not only remember her for her voice, but also for her humanness that was gained from falling from the very top and mustering up the courage to get back up again.

Whether you are attached at the hip to your significant other or are as single as a Pringle, this is the year for you to celebrate Galentine’s Day. That’s right — a day celebrating friendship with your favorite ladies where absolutely no boys are allowed. Whether you just want to go out to dinner or decide to make a day of it, you have complete and total freedom with your outfit that most romantic dates don’t allow. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, keep reading for some Galentine’s inspiration. Dress for yourself We’ve all heard it: guys giving sass about the current trends that girls adore. When you aren’t getting dressed to impress another human, you have the ability to dress to your specific tastes — making you the most comfortable with what you’re wearing. So wear those high-waisted pants you’ve been dreaming about; throw on a peplum top over dark jeans; you can even go full-on trendy with high-waisted harem pants, a tribal bandeau and wedge sneakers (though this may be a better outfit for warmer weather). Lip service Those lip colors you lust after but never have the guts to wear on a date could be the main attraction of your Galentine’s Day ensemble. Whether you go with a classic red lip or bring out your inner vamp with a deep purple or black lipstick, any outfit can easily be molded around your choice. As usual, if you make the lips the centerpiece of your look, go easy on the rest of your makeup — too much can weigh down your face and age you immensely. Staying fresh-faced with a colorful pout is the key to success. Sparkle and shine Call upon your inner Ke$ha — a definite spirit animal of mine, and hopefully, one of yours — and throw all the glitter into your outfit. Use glitter spray on your hair for a constant sparkle that isn’t too messy, or rub on a lotion with flecks of sparkle to shine all night. Sequins are a necessity in your outfit — pairing a glittering top with plain black pants is a

Endless from 4A Pettyfer said he hopes the audience will have a good time when they see the movie. “It’s a Valentine’s (Day) movie. It’s lovely, it’s charming. It’s not a serious movie. It’s just there to have fun and just to remind us of love,” Pettyfer said. Pettyfer also took the time to talk about his own personal life and give advice for an actor who wants to break into the entertainment industry. “You know, when I first started out, I had so many, or so much rejection, like a lot of rejection. And it’s very hard, as any human being, to hear that you’re not good enough, or you’ll never make it. And I guess my advice is just to keep your personal integrity. Believe in what you believe in and keep trying,” Pettyfer said. Roman Petrosyan, a second-year in information systems, said he would see the movie.

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Wear high heels with no fear of towering over your significant other when hanging out with friends on ‘Galentine’s Day.’ great way to incorporate them without going sparkle crazy. While the name of the makeup game above was “less is more,” I say going full-on glitter is absolutely fine if you’re feeling adventurous. Tower (but don’t topple) If you’re the type of girl who shies away from wearing heels when you’re with a date for fear of being taller than them, a Galentine’s outing is the perfect excuse to break those bad boys out. No matter the height, heels are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit and shouldn’t be forgotten just because you might end up taller than the person you’re with. Depending on your particular aesthetic, the options here are virtually endless — you can throw on some classy kitten heels or go the edgy route with spiked platforms. And if you’re not a fan of shoes that perpetuate crushed toes, don’t fret — flats are absolutely OK. It’s all about in what you feel most comfortable, so just make sure you’re able to walk without breaking an ankle. Galentine’s Day should really just be about hanging with the ladies you love — the bold fashion choices you make can be the cherry on top.

“I’d probably see the movie because I’m fascinated by the topic of love and romanticism. On campus, we have a huge population of young adults and scholars who are here to learn but are venturing out into the world of romanticism and seeking out their significant other,” Petrosyan said. Georgia Scott, a first-year in finance, likes Pettyfer as an actor. “I’ve seen him in a few other movies such as ‘Magic Mike’ and he’s never disappointed me. He’s always played a good part in the movies that I’ve seen him in,” Scott said. Pettyfer shared his own definition of “Endless Love.” “My definition of ‘Endless Love’ is a connection between two people that grows. And I can’t explain it — I guess it’s chemical,” Pettyfer said. “Endless Love” is slated to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day.

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Lineup change having its benefits for OSU Top 25 College Basketball Poll

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Syracuse (23-0) Arizona (23-1) Florida (21-2) Wichita State (25-0) San Diego State (21-1) Villanova (21-2) Kansas (18-5) Duke (19-5) Michigan State (20-4) Cincinnati (22-3) Iowa State (18-5) Saint Louis (22-2) Louisville (19-4) Kentucky (18-5) Michigan (17-6) Iowa (18-6) Virginia (19-5) Creighton (19-4) Texas (18-5)

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Memphis (18-5) Wisconsin (19-5) OHIO STATE (19-5) SMU (19-5) Connecticut (18-5) Pittsburgh (20-4)

For most athletes, being relegated to the bench is a punishment. It is something that signifies failure to perform up to their coach’s standards. But Ohio State men’s basketball’s Shannon Scott isn’t most players. After starting each of the Buckeyes’ first 21 games this season, the junior guard approached coach Thad Matta and asked to be taken out of the starting lineup. “Shannon came to me and said, ‘Hey, coach, I wouldn’t mind coming off the bench.’ Kind of tells you what kind of kid he is,” Matta said after OSU’s 59-58 win against Wisconsin Feb. 1. Scott “wanted to get Sam (Thompson) going a little bit,” with the junior forward replacing him in the starting lineup, Matta said. Since the change was made, the No. 22 Buckeyes (19-5, 6-5), have rattled off three consecutive wins — two coming against ranked opponents on the road. But despite the switch being made to benefit Thompson, it has actually been Scott’s play that has taken off. “I like the way Shannon’s playing right now,” Matta said Monday. “I think that he’s … I don’t know, things have kind of slowed down a little bit for him in his mind and he’s making great reads, he’s making great decisions and he’s just bringing a lot of intensity, a lot of energy onto the court. And he’s playing at the end of the game … nothing’s really changed.” Going into the game against Wisconsin, Scott had been averaging 7.5 points per game and had only managed 19 total points in OSU’s previous five games. In the three games since, Scott has been averaging 9.7 points per game and hasn’t scored fewer than nine points in any game. Before OSU took down Purdue 67-49 Friday, Scott said he has seen an improvement in his game with the added motivation of coming off the bench.

“I think I got my edge back a little bit. I know coming off the bench, (I’ve) gotta bring a spark to the team so I feel like now that’s my role,” Scott said. “And if I’m able to do that by being aggressive, I gotta keep doing that every game.” The inverse of the switch in roles, Thompson, hasn’t played as well since being introduced to the starting lineup. Thompson is averaging 6.3 points per game in the three games he has started, down from the 7.3 he was averaging coming in to the Feb. 1 game in Madison, Wis. Thompson said ever since becoming a starter, things haven’t felt the same in the early stages of the games. “It was a little bit of a different feeling. I don’t know how much my role changed, only because our goals are still the same,” Thompson said Feb. 3. “At the start of that game (against Wisconsin), we still wanted to execute in the first four minutes like we always do, whether I was starting or not. But it definitely felt a little bit different. I can’t say that it gave the team a boost. Shannon’s a great player so I don’t think there’s too much of (a) trade-off there, but from a personal standpoint it felt a little bit different.” Matta said although Scott has been playing well on offense, it has been his defensive presence that has made a big difference off the bench. “I love the way Shannon’s playing right now, just in terms of energy and coming in and he’s really (given) us a spark in terms of his energy on defense,” Matta said Friday. “He came in and deflected three balls right out of the chute.” Another player who has seen his scoring increase in the wake of Matta’s lineup change is senior guard Aaron Craft. Scott’s backcourt partner has been averaging 10.3 points per game in the last three, up from 9.2 before the winning streak. Craft said the mentality Scott has had since coming off the bench has been beneficial to the whole team. “Shannon played great … His pull-up jumper and just being aggressive on offense is something

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Junior guard Shannon Scott (3) attempts a jump shot during a game against Purdue Feb. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 67-49. that we need him to do, regardless of who’s on the floor,” Craft said Feb. 3. “He’s got shooters on the floor, he’s got a bigger lineup, that’s what we need him to do. That’s what we’re trying to get across to him, day in and day out. So hopefully it continues on and he keeps that mindset.” Scott, Thompson and Craft get their next chance to perform on the court Tuesday at 9 p.m., when the Buckeyes are scheduled to host their archrival, No. 15 Michigan (17-6, 9-2).

Taco Tuesday to benefit OSU LiFE Sports ERIC SEGER Sports editor seger.25@osu.edu

Records as of 10 p.m. Monday OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Oklahoma 99, Gonzaga 44, UCLA 43, New Mexico 23, Oklahoma State 10, George Washington 6, Southern Miss 6, Stephen F. Austin 3, Kansas State 1, North Carolina 1, Arizona State 1.

XXII Olympic Winter Games Medal count As of Monday evening.

Rank Country

DANIEL ROGERS Asst. sports editor rogers.746@osu.edu

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Silver

Bronze

Total

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Canada

3

3

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7

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Netherands

3

2

2

7

3

Norway

2

1

4

7

4

US

2

0

3

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The fans who attend the college basketball showdown between No. 22 Ohio State and No. 15 Michigan Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center are set to have a chance to cheer on their teams with a belly full of tacos. Courtesy of senior guard Aaron Craft’s roommates — who run the Twitter account @CRAFTroomies — and OSU, students and fans are set to have a chance to participate in Taco Tuesday, complete with a taco stand and T-shirt sales. The shirts are slated to be sold at the southwest (student) entrance at the Schottenstein Center, as well as the team shop inside. The shirts cost $20 each, and patrons will be able to purchase three tacos for $5 at a taco stand in the southwest rotunda. The tacos are from the Schottenstein concessions and are not catered, according to an OSU athletic spokesman. All proceeds benefit OSU LiFE Sports, a program that allows underprivileged kids to participate in athletic camps on campus during the summer. Craft said Monday he and his roommates came up with the idea over winter break “to make it more

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Senior guard Aaron Craft holds up a Taco Tuesday T-shirt Feb. 10 during interviews at the Schottenstein Center. The shirts cost $20 and are set to be sold in the southwest entrance of the Schottenstein Center as well as the team shop inside, and proceeds go toward OSU LiFE Sports. than just about ourselves and make it more than just fun for us to have.” “We were trying to think of what shenanigans we are probably most known for, and it’s definitely the tacos,” Craft said. “It goes back a few years with some of the guys I’ve lived with. Hopefully doing tacos and making it a night, we can do it more than just at a basketball game.” Craft and his roommates hosted

another Taco Tuesday Nov. 19, where 1,000 OSU students got the chance to ask the senior and his roommates questions, tour the basketball facilities at the Schottenstein Center and even sit at center court on the roommates’ couch and get their photo taken. Craft said he hopes for Taco Tuesday to become an annual event. “I have a baseball roommate and a golfer so, maybe at a baseball game

sometime this spring and then beyond when I’m here … you can have an annual taco night or something just to continue hopefully helping the kids and everything,” Craft said. Craft said he got the idea to give the proceeds to an organization from former OSU walk-on Mark Titus, who started “Club Tril,” sold T-shirts and donated money to the nonprofit called A Kid Again. Titus’ goal as founder of “Club Tril” was to play in a college basketball game and record no statistical significance other than minutes played, thus having his box score have a number one in its first slot followed by eight zeros and look like the number one trillion. Titus and the organization continue selling T-shirts and donating today, and OSU coach Thad Matta said Monday he’s pleased to see his players reach out and give back. “I love that,” Matta said. “As I’ve always said to our players, take the opportunity you have here to make the most not only for yourself but for the people around you. I think that Aaron is definitely doing that in his time at Ohio State and I think it says a lot about him that he would do something like that. He’s an amazing kid.” Tipoff between the Buckeyes (19-5, 6-5) and Wolverines (17-6, 9-2) is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Sam’s coming out could lead to brighter future in sports

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Typically an article like this would begin with something clever. A witty pun or a topical joke used to entice someone to dig further. But I feel this deserves more. Any attempt at humor DANIEL ROGERS would diminish rogers.746@osu.edu and, honestly, disrespect the incredible bravery shown by former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam. In an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” Sam has come out as “an openly, proud gay man.” “I’m not afraid to tell the world who I am,” Sam said in the interview with ESPN’s Chris Connelly. “I’m Michael Sam, I’m a college graduate, I’m AfricanAmerican and I’m gay.” Sam recently finished his career at Missouri and is an NFL draft prospect, something that already comes with a heavy amount of scrutiny.

Now the limelight will shine even brighter on the young football player. In 2014, this shouldn’t be big news. In the U.S., we have openly gay teachers, doctors, politicians, even pastors, and yet a major professional athlete admitting he or she is gay remains somewhat of a taboo. There has never been an openly gay player actively playing in the four major American professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL). Although former Washington Wizards center Jason Collins came out in April, he has not played for an NBA team since his announcement. LA Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers made the same courageous announcement in January 2013, but Major League Soccer isn’t given as much attention as the NFL. There have even been former NFL players who have come out as gay after retirement — Dave Kopay, Kwame Harris and Wade Davis to name a few — but never someone who is, or is seeking to, actively play in the league. What Sam is attempting to do is break into the most popular and over-analyzed sport in America. Sam is putting his career, his livelihood and, to be frank, even his life, on the line so he can be a role model and a leader for countless others across the country. “I understand how big this is,” Sam told “Outside the Lines.” “No one has done this before. And it’s kind

of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be … I want to be a football player in the NFL.” I don’t pretend to understand what going through adversity is truly like. I am an upper-middle class, heterosexual, white, liberal male, but that does not diminish the respect that I have for what Sam is doing. His courage and fearlessness are something that could pave the way for the future. But now that the announcement has been made, another hurdle must be jumped: getting drafted. Sam — projected as a mid-round draft prospect by nfldraftscout.com — is set to continue preparing for the NFL draft in the hopes of being selected in May. It would be completely naive to pretend that his draft stock will not be affected with this coming to light. Even with all of the talent he possesses — Sam led the SEC with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss in 2013 — the media circus that is sure to follow him wherever he goes might make NFL general managers think twice before pulling the trigger and selecting him. It shouldn’t, though. If this were an ideal world, Sam would be judged on his football accomplishments and not his sexual orientation. In 2013, Sam had an incredible season for the Tigers, being named first team All-American and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. “It shouldn’t matter,” Sam said about coaches and

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sports Men’s track distance team to get boost for 2014-15 season Taylor Cameron Lantern reporter cameron.883@osu.edu The Ohio State men’s track and field team recruited a distance-heavy class for the 2014-15 season, as five of the seven members are expected to make an impact in long interval events. Associate head coach Brice Allen said the coaching staff started its search looking “from the inside out.” They first looked in the Midwest and then moved to a more national level to find the right fit for the program. Allen said the staff was interested in finding runners who were not only gaining top 10 marks in their class, but men that could perform in multiple events. All seven recruits who signed to join the Buckeyes next fall are from the Midwest, six of which are from Ohio. “Primarily, we are looking for top 10 recruits in the country,” Allen said. “The class as a whole, we got them close to home and they are top 10 in the country.” The coaches recruited distance heavy because they were looking for runners that could not only make an impact in track but in cross-country as well. Five are set to join the distance program at OSU. These athletes are slated to compete in three seasons: cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track. • Kevin Blank, Solon, Ohio • Clayton Bowie, Indianapolis

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Nick Elswick (center), distance runner for Chardon High School, signs his letter of intent to Ohio State. • Nick Elswick, Chardon, Ohio • Mitch Leitch, Columbus • Jake Mandel, Columbus All five of the distance runners coming in placed within the top 10 at their state track meets in 2013. The staff expects that same success when the runners compete next fall. “They need to make an impact their freshman

Sam from 6A players reacting to his sexuality. “If I work hard, if I make plays, that’s all that should matter. ‘Can he help us win games, is he a team player,’ that’s all that should matter.” “Sports Illustrated” reported there are anonymous sources in the NFL who believe Sam’s presence in the locker room will prove to be a distraction, which is an argument that is not only ridiculous, but offensive to the gay community. “I mean, people will talk about the stereotype of gays being in the locker room … to me, I think that it’s a little stereotyped that gay people are predators,” Sam said. “It’s just very offensive.” Sam said in the interview he told his teammates at Missouri in August before the 2013 season began. If his coming out to the team was a distraction, it wasn’t a very good one. The Tigers finished with a record of 12-2, tied for the best in program history, and finished the year ranked No. 5 in the country. Since the announcement, there has been a large number of people come out in support of Sam. Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams took to Twitter to back Sam. “I could care less about a man’s sexual preference! i care about winning games and being respectful in the locker room!,” Williams tweeted Sunday evening from his personal account, @DeAngeloRB.

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year but in the realms of being freshmen,” Allen said. “We are hopeful that all seven of these guys will have a national impact in their time here at Ohio State.” The other two recruits are sprinter/hurdler Davon Anderson from Cleveland and thrower Max Siepel from Avon Lake, Ohio. “Davon will give us needed depth in both the

The NFL issued a statement on their stance, which said “We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage. Michael is a football player. Any player with the ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.” Despite all of the positive support, it is the detractors — whether they be players or coaches — who could change Sam’s fate. If even one player in the locker room comes forward to the general manager, the owner or the coach and voices his opinion against Sam, it could be the difference between Sam being drafted or not. I am asking, nay I am begging NFL owners to try and not see Sam just for his sexual orientation but to see him as a player. Look at his résumé to judge his abilities — don’t base your decision to employ him on a factor that has nothing to do with football. At the end of the day, it will come down to just one team deciding that it wants Sam and the barrier will be broken. Only time will tell if Sam will be rightfully rewarded for his bravery or not. But one thing is clear to me. People like Sam, Collins, Rogers and the many others deserve to be celebrated more than any other athlete. What they are doing reaches beyond sports and into the culture of America. Michael Sam, I am in awe of you and what you are doing, and want to thank you for the step you are taking toward a brighter future.

hurdles and sprints,” coach Ed Beathea said, according to a press release. Anderson was the 2013 South Carolina state champion in the 110-meter hurdles and runner up in 100 meter dash before moving to Glenville High School in Cleveland for his senior season. In 2012, he won the state championship in the 200-meter. Siepel placed fifth in the shot put at the 2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I State Championships. Beathea said he is a “fierce competitor” and he is looking forward to Siepel’s development at OSU, according to the release. In 2013 and 2012, the team also recruited top 10 classes. Beathea said the coaching staff did a great job with recruiting once again this year, and the team has had “three years of successful recruiting at this level” and that “this class should rival (the) two previous years of top 10 recruiting classes.” The coaching staff is excited to have this group of seven men join the team and believe that ultimately they will be able to help the team win a Big Ten Championship. “The talent that these guys are bringing in will add to the quality of our workouts and in turn, add to the quality of our team performance,” Allen said.

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Then-redshirt-senior Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam celebrates a sack during a game against Florida Oct. 19 at Faurot Field. Sam came out Feb. 9 and hopes to become the first active openly gay NFL player.

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