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The Shorthorn: Jacob Adkisson

Officer Andrew Davis returns to UTA after graduating from the university with a criminal justice degree, because he said he thought he could help the community. “Good people have bad things happen in their lives and need a little direction in the storm to lead them into a better future,” he said.

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Thursday January 22, 2009


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The Shorthorn: Monica Lopez

Thirty cases of expired Coca-Cola products lay in the back of the The Market Wednesday in the University Center. The cases, caught up in the transition to Pepsi, will be picked up by Coca-Cola on Friday.

This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

1/20 An employee at the 7-Eleven located at 600 S. Center St. called police at 10:24 p.m. to report a panhandler in front of the store. Police determined the man was a nonstudent and issued a criminal trespass warning.

BY SARAH LUTZ The Shorthorn staff

The university signed a 10-year contract with the Pepsi Bottling Group on Dec. 22 and will receive more money for exclusive pouring rights and many other benefits written into the contract. Pouring rights give a company the right to distribute their

product across campus. The contract includes a 25-cent increase in soda price that will be repeated every four years until the contract expires. Students on campus were not polled for their opinion prior to the contract signing, but they don’t all support the Pepsi choice.

Thoughts on the Street

Police were called to the scene of a minor traffic accident in Lot 36, at 201 S. Cooper St., that occurred at 5:11 p.m. The responding officer reported that the accident caused no injuries and no visible damage to the vehicles. Police were called to investigate a report of a student exhibiting unusual behavior at Carlisle Hall. When police located the student, they reported that the student was disoriented. EMS was called, and the student was transported to Arlington Memorial Hospital.

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“I prefer Pepsi. There’s a lot of gas in Coke. I used to drink a lot of soda, but now I try to drink H20.” Kelly Nwaefulu

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“The contract will advocate obesity, I’ve seen people drinking soda that don’t need to be drinking soda. I’ll admit it, I do drink Pepsi sometimes to get energized.”

“I’m very excited, right when I walked into the UH [University Hall] lounge I saw the vending machines. More restaurants carry Coke and not enough carry Pepsi.”

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“I never drank Pepsi in my life, but usually I drink straight Dr Pepper. The problem with the contract is by the time we’ll see any of the benefits, we’ll be graduates.”

“I’m usually Coke or Dr Pepper, I avoid Pepsi at all costs. But if I’m really in need of a caffeine buzz and don’t feel like spending the money on coffee, I’ll get a Mountain Dew.”

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“I think Coke is better for me. I like having it with pizza.” Constantine Nsofor

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The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley

Arlington High School junior Garrett Green, right, ollies off of some steps Wednesday outside of Ransom Hall. Green said that he skated on campus every day over the summer and plans on using the campus a few times a week during the school year.

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in areas ranging from academic studies to practical scenarios. “He was a little older than the other cadets — a little more mature,” Raff said. “You could tell he had had some experience.” Through his demonstrated competence on training exercises and his encouragement of other cadets, Davis soon emerged as a cadet the others sought out for advice and help, Raff said. “You have your formal leaders, the guys that take charge and give orders,” Raff said. “Then you have your informal leaders, the ones that quietly earn respect and make themselves available to help the others

in the class. Davis was the latter.” After graduating from the academy, Davis started working on campus this month, accompanied by a training officer to help him learn the internal procedures unique to the University Police. “He’s one of a handful of guys we had graduate from the academy,” said Assistant Police Chief Rick Gomez. “Since the academy’s a system-wide thing, having one of our guys finish top in his class is an accomplishment.” Davis isn’t new to the university, though. “After my wife was transferred to Fort Worth, I decided to go back to school at UTA,” he said. Davis graduated last May with a degree in criminal justice. He said being back at

his alma mater as a police officer is a distinct change from his past work. “It’s kind of nice to not go from one call where you’re arresting someone, taking them to jail to another call where you’re arresting someone and booking them into jail,” he said. “Here, it seems to be not quite as fast paced, and you’re dealing more with service calls like giving directions to people or helping someone get their property back.” And it helps that he’s doing the kind of work he believes he was born for. “I don’t know what I’d be doing if I wasn’t a police officer,” Davis said. “I think from the time I was 14, I just knew I awas going to be one.” Jason Joyce

“Since the academy’s a system-wide thing, having one of our guys finish top in his class is an accomplishment.”

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Not every school has a radio station, and our university should take pride in the radio station it has, she said. Through another resolution, school pride can be demonstrated by a simple paint job in the University Center, SC vice president Bess Alvarez said. She proposes that the university could show more school spirit by painting the UC in school colors — blue, orange and white. “Your environment affects you and your attitude,” Alvarez said. “UTA has a rich history and the paint will help show that.” Robin McDaviD

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Students and employees share experiences at the UTA Bookstore

By Dustin L. DangLi The Shorthorn staff

Toying around with his cell phone, Kyle McGinn passed the time as he waited in line to sell back his books. Like many students doing business at the UTA Bookstore, the broadcast communications senior spent about 10-15 minutes waiting to return and sell books, while the wait for purchases was 2-5 minutes. He said the wait there was good in comparison to other stores because selling books always takes some time. “It’s pretty quick,” he said. “Usually the store on Cooper is packed.” The start of every semester is the busiest time for the bookstore, employee Lisa Munsch said. Munsch has worked the first two weeks of every semester since 2005 and said she’s seen the same rush every semester. “It’s busy after the first two weeks, then it starts to slow back down,” she said. She said the bookstore preps itself before every semester in order to accommodate each customer. Along with 17 registers capable of processing transactions, the bookstore hires seven-10 extra staff members to make things flow better. Yashraj Samant is an employee hired to meet the rush. “I didn’t know it would

Students wait in line to purchase books and other school supplies at the UTA Bookstore. The bookstore staff have prepared for the beginning of semester rush by hiring extra employees and having extra cash registers to make the process easier.

be so busy,” he said. “But we’ve been very efficient.” Samant has his hands full greeting every customer that walks through the door. While most of the extra hires were placed as greeters and cashiers, the staff upstairs handles most customers, navigating them through the rows of textbooks and picking out the

items they need. Munsch said the Sunday before classes started has been the busiest day so far, but business remains steady for the most part and they have more than enough people to cater to customers. Dustin L. DangLi

HeLpfuL tips to make your trip to tHe uta Bookstore more efficient: 1. The best time to come in is between 7:30-9:30 a.m. 2. Always bring a receipt for returns, it will allow the cashier to process your transaction efficiently. 3. Before you sell a book back to the bookstore, make sure your professor is using it next semester

to see if you can get more bang for your buck. 4. If you’re only purchasing, and not selling any books back, you can bypass the wait altogether by making payments online and picking up your order at the bookstore. 5. Bring a list of the books you need, including the class and section number in order to find your textbooks easier.


Tips courtesy of UTA Bookstore employees

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Thursday, January 22, 2009


Obama’s first day: Iraq, economy, ethics, more and foreign policy interests the associated press WASHiNGToN — in a of the United States and the first-day whirlwind, Presi- interests of justice,” read the dent Barack obama show- draft prepared for the new cased efforts to revive the president’s signature. A copy economy on Wednesday, was obtained by The Associsummoned top military of- ated Press. Some of the 245 detainees ficials to chart a new course in iraq and eased into the currently held at Guantanadaunting thicket of Middle mo would be released, while others would be transferred east diplomacy. “What an opportunity we elsewhere and later put on have to change this country,” trial under terms to be desaid the 47-year-old chief ex- termined. obama’s Cabinet was ecutive, who also issued new ethics rules for his admin- moving closer to completion. At the Capitol, istration and hosted the Senate cona reception at the “What an firmed Hillary rodpresidential mansion for 200 inau- opportunity ham Clinton as secretary of state after a guration volunteers we have to delay forced and guests selected change this one-day by republicans. The by an internet lotvote was 94-2, and tery. country.” spectators seated in After dancing at inaugural balls with Barack obama the galleries erupted in applause when it first lady Michelle 44th President was announced. obama past midTreasury-designate Timonight, obama entered the oval office for the first time thy Geithner emerged unas president in early morn- scathed from his confirmaing. He read a good luck tion hearing, apologizing for note left behind by President having failed to pay $34,000 George W. Bush, then began in taxes earlier in the decade. To the evident anger of breaking cleanly with his Sen. Patrick leahy, d-Vt., predecessor’s policies. Aides circulated a draft chairman of the Senate Juof an executive order that diciary Committee, repubwould close the detention licans on the panel invoked facility at Guantanamo Bay, longstanding rules to postCuba, within a year and halt pone a vote on eric Holder’s all war crimes trials in the appointment as attorney general. meantime. Six Cabinet members Closing the site “would further the national security have been confirmed so far,

the associated press

In this Jan. 13,2009 file photo, Secretary of State-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on her nomination. The Senate has confirmed Hillary Rodham Clinton to become secretary of state.

Fla. priest accused of theft pleads guilty

AP Photo: Ron Edmonds

Vice President Joe Biden looks on as President Barack Obama signs executive orders, Wednesday, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington.

“it is essential that we provide the president with the tools and resources he needs to effect change, and that starts with putting a national security team in place as soon as possible,” said Sen. John Kerry, dMass., chairman of the Foreign relations Committee.

since the inauguration. Voters “want us to work together and get to work,” McCain said. As the Senate debated Clinton’s appointment, obama wasted no time in his first day at the White House. According to a White House

Senate democratic leader George J. Mitchell as Clinton’s special envoy for the Middle east. dennis ross, a longtime U.S. negotiator, was also expected to advise Clinton on Mideast policy, according to officials who spoke on condition of ano-

“This nation has come together in a way that it has not for some time.” John McCain, republican senator from Arizona obama’s presidential rival, Sen. John McCain, was among those who spoke in Clinton’s favor. “This nation has come together in a way that it has not for some time,” said the Arizona republican, on the Senate floor for the first time

spokesman, obama placed telephone calls to egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, israeli Prime Minister ehud olmert, Jordan’s King Abdullah ii and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The administration also planned to name former

nymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the move. Clinton planned to report to the State department on Thursday, where she was expected to address employees in the main lobby that morning.

War crimes court halted at obama’s request the associated press

that it would be in the “interests of justice” to give the new administration time to review the commission process and decide what to do next, a decision tied closely to obama’s pledge to close the detention center. The five charged in the Sept. 11 attacks had said they wanted to plead guilty to charges that carry potential death sentences and their alleged ringleader, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, told the court he opposes the delay. “We should continue so we don’t go backward, we go forward,” said Mohammed, who shrugged off the prospect of a death sentence at a pretrial hearing at the base earlier in the week. Another judge agreed to a suspension in the case of Canadian omar Khadr with a one-sentence order.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Condemned prisoner Frank Moore was headed to the Texas death chamber Wednesday night for a double killing exactly 15 years ago in San Antonio. Moore, 47, insisted he shot Samuel Boyd, 23, and Patrick Clark, 15, in self-defense as they were trying to run him down outside a bar where they had been involved in an earlier altercation. About an hour before the scheduled punishment, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals that sought a reprieve based on affidavits recently obtained by Moore’s lawyers from three eyewitnesses who supported his self-defense claims. Moore would be the second prisoner executed this year in the nation’s most active death penalty state. Another Texas inmate was set to die Thursday, and three more were set for next week.

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guantanamo Bay

GUANTANAMo BAY NAVAl BASe, Cuba — The Guantanamo Bay war crimes court came to an abrupt halt Wednesday as military judges granted President Barack obama’s request to suspend proceedings while he reviews his predecessor’s strategy for prosecuting terrorists. The judges quickly agreed to a 120-day suspension of the cases of a Canadian accused of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan and five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Similar orders are expected in other pending cases pending before the Guantanamo military commissions. Judge Stephen Henley, an Army colonel presiding over the Sept. 11 trial, accepted the prosecution argument

Killer of 2 outside Texas bar facing execution

SAN ANTONIO — A South Texas doctor faces up to 50 years in prison after a federal jury convicted him of possessing child pornography. David C. Winkler was found guilty Wednesday after prosecutors told jurors that 44 videos and 600 images of child pornography were found on computers used by the Kerrville doctor. The 37-year-old Winkler is assistant chief of staff at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital.

Senate confirms Clinton for Cabinet WASHiNGToN — The Senate confirmed Hillary rodham Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday as President Barack obama moved to make his imprint on U.S. foreign policy, mobilizing a fresh team of veteran advisers and reaching out to world leaders. The Senate voted 94-2, with republican Sens. david Vitter of louisiana and Jim deMint of South Carolina opposing. republicans and democrats alike said her swift confirmation was necessary so that obama could begin tackling the major foreign policy issues at hand, including two wars, increased violence in the Middle east and the threat of a nucleararmed iran.

in texas

Kerrville doc convicted on child porn charges


AP Photo: Gerald Herbert

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — One of two Florida priests accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from their church pleaded guilty Wednesday, the same day jury selection was set to begin in the case. Rev. John Skehan, 81, pleaded guilty to bilking parishioners at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Delray Beach for years. Skehan, who had been at the church 40 years, had been accused of taking $370,000 between 2001 and 2006, the time frame covered by the statute of limitations. Church auditors, however, believe the figure stolen over the years was in the millions.

Nashville eyes ‘English First’ amendment NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville could become the largest U.S. city to make English the mandatory language for all government business under a measure being put before voters Thursday, but critics say it might invite lawsuits and even cost the city millions in federal funding. Though similar measures have passed elsewhere, the idea has ignited an intense debate. Proponents say using one language would unite the city, but business leaders, academics and the city’s mayor worry it could give the city a bad reputation, because, as Gov. Phil Bredesen put it, “it’s mean spirited.”

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Israeli military: All soldiers out of Gaza JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has withdrawn all of its soldiers from the Gaza Strip. The military says the pullout was completed before dawn on Wednesday. Israel sent thousands of troops into the Palestinian territory earlier this month as part of a bruising offensive against militants who have terrorized southern Israel with rocket fire for years. Both sides declared cease-fires that went into effect Sunday. But the truce has been shaky.

Iran: Obama must seek ‘new’ Mideast policy

AP Photo: Brennan Linsley

In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, a guard walks through a gate at Guantanamo’s Camp 6 detention center, at the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday. The Guantanamo Bay war crimes court came to an abrupt halt Wednesday as military judges granted President Barack Obama’s request to suspend proceedings while he reviews his predecessor’s strategy for prosecuting terrorists.

CAIRO, Egypt — Iran said Wednesday it is “ready for new approaches” from President Barack Obama as, across the Islamic world, countries cautiously welcomed his promise of mutual respect between the U.S. and Muslims. Despite the reception, it remained clear that Iran and postwar Gaza will pose early tests of Obama’s inauguration speech offer to the Muslim world to “extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” — The Associated Press

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meet hadn’t worked out, according to an affidavit. After being admitted to the apartment, one of the two men entered a back room and took a lockbox containing approximately $350 in cash that belonged to one of the residents. During an ensuing scuffle, one of the two suspects dropped a cell phone. When police examined the cell phone, they discovered a message on the screen reading, “This device is the property of Ja’rodney T.R. McHenry.” Using that name, police found a driver’s license photo of McHenry, which they placed in a photo lineup they showed to the victims, said Lt. Yvonne Roque, with University Police’s Criminal Investigation Division. From the six photos in the lineup, both residents identified McHenry as one

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The ShorThorn of the two involved in the robbery, police said. A third witness, who was at the apartment during the incident, was unable to identify a suspect in the photo lineup. When University Blake A. Mayfield, Ja’rodney T.R. Police questioned Suspect in McHenry, McHenry after his Centennial Court Suspect in arrest on Dec. 15, robbery Centennial Court he was insistent robbery the police had the wrong person. McHenry made his ini“He said it wasn’t him,” Roque said. “He told tial appearance in the case us that he’d been out all before a magistrate on Jan. night at a club and gave us 5. Mayfield was scheduled the name of a friend who to enter an appearance on Jan. 20. was with him.” Samuel Williams, the Police identified the friend as Blake A. May- Fort Worth assistant disfield and ran another photo trict attorney handling the lineup before the three wit- case, said he’s not familiar with the details of the nesses. “All three identified him case but would expect to as the second suspect,” seek an indictment from a grand jury within the next Roque said. According to police re- 45 days. cords, both Mayfield and McHenry declined to give JaSon Joyce a statement to police after being arrested and charged.

Scene of the crime The robbery took place at Centennial Court apartments on Dec. 15.

The Shorthorn: Holland Sanders

obama-rama The Shorthorn: Brad Borgerding

Carter Harnetiaux, Just 3 Words 4 Times owner, informs business junior Gabrel Arthur about his Obama products Wednesday at the University Center. Harnetiaux’s company also sells collegian-licensed apparel.

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no regulations are in place that dictate the rig’s power source. Nursing freshman Andrea Klein has hardly noticed the drill — much less anything negative about it. “I don’t think it’s that noisy, it’s just ugly,” she said. “If I was the school, I’d drill. I’d drill on my own property.” According to reports, the university began drawing revenue from the natural gas drilling late last semester. Carrizo Oil and Gas spokesman Michael Grimes said the current wells are delivering approximately 22 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, which is not full capacity. “Now we’re in sort of the second phase of drilling wells on the site,” he said.

“The plans for current drilling call for approximately six to eight wells to be drilled from this site depending on how the process goes.” Grimes said a geological seismic test must be done before Carrizo will know exactly how many and what direction to drill the next set of wells. Lewis said that although the wells are flowing, he could not yet give a better estimate of the monetary value than the one offered from the beginning. “We know $50 to $100 million is a wide range, but we also know a lot of variables come into play beyond that, so we thought it would be a pretty safe estimate,” he said. “That’s still where we’re aiming for — by next summer, we might be able to have a better projection.” Sarah Lutz

The Shorthorn: Meghan Williams

22 million cubic feet of natural gas has been pumped daily since winter break. The university expects to make $50 million to $100 million from the project.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

men’s basketball

Tough defense gives Mavericks edge over SFA Throughout the early conference sea-

Mavericks Lumberjacks

67 son, the two had combined to average 52 31 or more points a game, but the stingy

The men’s basketball team had the crowd in a cheerful mood all night, beating Stephen F. Austin 67-52 on a night that the Southland Conference tournament championship banner was unveiled before a crowd of 1,107 at Texas Hall Wednesday. Pregame ceremonies motivated the Mavericks (10-7, 3-1) for the game as they watched the two newest additions to the arena lower from the rafters. “It was great for me,” head coach Scott Cross said. “Just seeing those guys who worked so hard for it last season, that’s what it’s about for me.” As for the game, junior guard Brandon Long anchored a well-rounded Maverick attack, scoring a game-high 17 points, followed by senior forward Anthony Vereen with 15. But the real story was the defense applied to Stephen F. Austin’s (11-5, 3-1) senior forward Matt Kingsley and senior forward Josh Alexander, who was the conference’s league MVP in 2008.

UTA defense held them to a combined 16 points. “The game plan was to make [SFA] score and make them run their plays through somebody else,” Long said. “Their whole offense is to go through Alexander and Kingsley. When you take those two out of the game, it’s kind of hard for them to run their offense.” In the first half, the Mavericks and Lumberjacks played closely throughout as the biggest lead for either team was six, when UTA took a 23-17 lead on a three-pointer by junior guard Rogér Guignard. Guignard, in the sixth-man role, scored 12 points — all four of his buckets coming from the three-point line. The second half is where the Maverick offense became too much for Stephen F. Austin to handle. After the Lumberjacks scored the half ’s first bucket on senior forward Nick Shaw’s layup, the Mavs went on a 12-4 run, taking a 42-33 lead and never looked back. UTA’s lead would eventually swell to 17 with just under 10 minutes to play in the game and then 18 with 1:01 left on the clock. Stephen F. Austin shot just 37.7 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from the three-point line, while the Mavs connected on almost 45 percent

SFA 3PT Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Alexander 3-9 2-5 2-3 Shaw 4-8 2-4 0-0 KIngsley 3-11 0-0 0-0 Bell 5-10 1-1 2-2 Wiliams 1-8 0-2 2-2 Adams 0-2 0-1 0-0 Harris 0-2 0-1 0-0 Williams 0-1 0-1 0-0 Akpan 3-5 0-0 1-2 Scott 1-1 0-0 0-0 Totals 20-53 5-15 7-9

A 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 10

Men win its third straight game against a mid-major team with votes in Mid Major Top 25. by stephen peters The Shorthorn sports editor

REB OFF-DEF 1-7 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 4-27

PF 3 0 3 1 2 0 2 2 0 3 16

PTS 10 10 6 13 4 0 0 0 7 2 52

MIN 32 38 20 40 22 7 12 10 16 3 200

Team Turnovers: 13 Blocks: 5 Steals: 8 Attendance: 1,107

UTA Player Vereen Parker Haynes Smith Long Guignard Moffitt Davis DeWalt Reed III Totals

of their shots. “Second half, it was kind of like, one person hit [a shot], then everybody started hitting it,” Long said. Lumberjack head coach Danny Kaspar said he wasn’t pleased with his two top players’ performance tonight and credited the early second-half run to Mavericks’ potent outside shooting. “Our guys we lean on did not play well,” he said. “I think we stopped Vereen tonight, but their guards just shot the hell out of it tonight in the second half.” This was the third straight time the Mavs have beat a team that was either ranked or has received votes in the Mid Major Top 25 poll. UTA improves to 5-0 at home this season. Wednesday’s win also keeps the Mavs one game behind Texas A&MCorpus Christi (10-9, 4-0), which beat Lamar 89-71. Next for the Mavs is a meeting against Sam Houston State (8-8, 2-1) at 4 p.m. Saturday in Huntsville. “After any big win, you got to remind the guys ‘Hey, you got another game,’ ” Cross said. “So in order to reach our goal, which is to win a conference championship, you have to take it one at a time.”

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(Above) Junior forward Tommy Moffitt is fouled while attempting a layup during the Mavericks’ 67-52 win over Stephen F. Austin Wednesday at Texas Hall. (Below) University President James Spaniolo, right, unveils the Mavericks’ 2008 NCAA Tournament and Southland Conference champions banners.

stephen peters

3PT FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA 6-11 0-0 3-7 1-3 0-0 0-0 4-9 1-3 2-2 2-4 1-1 0-2 7-13 3-6 0-0 4-10 4-9 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 26-58 9-20 6-13

REB OFF-DEF 0-7 2-3 1-1 0-1 0-3 0-3 3-7 2-1 0-0 1-2 10-30

A 5 0 7 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 17

PF 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 7

PTS 15 2 11 5 17 12 1 2 2 0 67

MIN 28 16 30 26 32 27 24 10 1 3 200

Team Turnovers: 13 Blocks: 5 Steals: 3 Officials: K.C. Ely, Brent Meaux, Jon Stigliano

The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley



Mavs picked sixth in both Southland polls

95.3 to broadcast home basketball games

The Southland Conference announced Wednesday its baseball preseason sports information directors’ and coaches’ polls — the Maverick baseball team was picked sixth for the 2009 conference season. The Mavericks return 26 lettermen, 21 of them are seniors, from a team that finished 26-31 a year ago. Also returning is sophomore outfielder Michael Choice, who was selected to the Southland Conference preseason first team All-Conference. Choice is the reigning SLC Freshman of the Year after leading the Mavs with a .376 batting average, seven home runs and 51 RBIs. He also received mention on the Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Watch List.

— Stephen Peters

The university partners with the commercial station to reach a larger audience. by ben hauss Contributor to The Shorthorn

With the recent success of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the university and the North Dallas radio station 95.3 The Range reached an agreement that the station will broadcast the remaining men’s home basketball games, the Feb. 25 women’s basketball game and any Southland Conference tournament games. “The university reached out to us,” KHYI general manager Joshua Jones said. “Being basketball fans ourselves, we were aware of UTA’s recent success

and thought we were a good match for each other.” The financial agreement on this contract is undetermined, but Athletics Director Pete Carlon said the university is getting sponsorships to help pay the costs. Carlon praised Gregg Elkin, communications and media relations associate athletic director, for the new relationship between the athletics department and The Range. UTA Radio has been broadcasting the games on the Internet, and will continue to do so. One big question when making the agreement with The Range was how will it affect the UTA broadcast. Communication assistant professor Andrew Clark said he discussed with Elkin the concerns. He said The Range’s broadcasts wouldn’t

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affect UTA Radio, and he is very eager for them to continue their broadcast. Elkin said UTA getting a deal with a commercial radio station can be beneficial because it keeps alumni and area residence informed on how the Mavericks are doing. “Anytime you can be on an overthe-air commercial station, it reaches more people,” he said. “There are 100,000 alumni in the Metroplex, I would like for them to be able to follow their team in as many ways as they can.” The two separate broadcasts coming out of UTA will help university sports get their name out there, so the school can get more recognition, Elkin said. When asked if he felt they were un-

dermining UTA Radio, Jones replied, “No, we’re definitely not undermining anyone. I am certain, everybody wants to help Maverick basketball become as big as possible. After all, we’re in the 5th largest media market in the U.S. There’s definitely a competitive college basketball void in this market.” Gordon Patterson, who does playby-play for UTA Radio, said UTA Radio can learn from The Range and find ways to better the university’s station. “I hope they try to work with us to help advance ourselves so we know what to look for as we move on,” Patterson said. “We are the future.” ben hauss


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