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TRACY HOLLAND TAKES OVER FOOTBALL TEAM by Andrew Knittle Editor in Chief

Just a few weeks after relieving Chuck Langston of his coaching duties, UCO chose local high school coach Tracy Holland to head the university's football team, which has taken a few blows during the past year. Holland, who coached Edmond's Oklahoma Christian School for three years and Oklahoma City's Heritage Hall High School for six years before taking over at UCO, said he looks forward to, his future as a Broncho. "What an honor it is to be the head coach at UCO," Holland said. "This university is about excellence and it demands the best from its students, staff and administrators and I'm proud to be a Broncho." Aside from coaching high school football, Holland coached the Frankfurt Knights in the Football League of Europe for five seasons before returning to the U.S. due to health problems with one of his five sons. Holland also served as an assistant at the University of Northern Colorado, where he played in college as a defensive back in the late 1970s, from 1989 to 1993. Joe Glenn, who both coached and worked with Holland at UNC, said UCO's new football coach is as good off the sidelines as he is on them. "He is as smart as they come and not only is he a great coach, but he always

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UCO's new head football coach Tracy Holland speaks at a press conference Thursday, Dec. 27 at Wantland stadium. Holland has football management experience on the highschool, college and professional level and helped pioneer the Football League of Europe while general manager and head coach of the Frankfurt Knights.

impressed. me with the way he took care of his family through all the medical issues and decisions he had to make in moving to Europe and back to the United States," Glenn said.

Heritage High head coach Andy Bogert, who coached alongside Holland a few years ago in Oklahoma City, also sang the coach's praises. "Tracy is the most organized coach I've ever been

around and he's a superb communicator, from every kid to every coach to every parent," Bogert said. "He is great with the players; every practice and game plan is scripted and detailed to the

max. People around Tracy catch his contagious spirit. He's one heck of a great football coach." Sterling references aside, Holland's work is already well carved out for him.

As The Vista reported last semester, UCO's football program is currently under investigation by the NCAA for a host of recruiting vio-

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Bum-a-bike program now in full gear Health profession fair to be held Jan. 30

by Jordan Richison Staff Writer

This semester you might find it easier to get a parking spot thanks to UCO's new Bum-A-Bike program. UCO joined forces with Flatire Burgers and Al's Bicycles last semester to help create the new campus-wide program. The Bum-A-Bike program kicked off last Wednesday as UCO President Roger Webb, Executive Vice President Steve Kreidler, Edmond Mayor Dan O'Neil and others rode bikes from Flatire Burger to the Public Safety building. The program was designed to encourage alternate transportation and healthy activity for the university community. "With the parking problems on campus and UCO focusing more on the environment •and health and fitness, the Bum-A-Bike program felt like the right place at the right time," said. Jacob Kavanaugh, general manager of Flatire Burgers. Kavanaugh said he came up with the idea for the program about six months ago. He initiated the "Bum-ABike" program when he purchased ten one-speed beach cruiser bicycles from Al's Bicycles and donated them to UCO for campus use. UCO

by Jana Davis Staff Writer

The Pre-Med/Health Professionals Club is holding a health profession fair on Jan. 30 in the atrium of Howell Hall to answer students' questions about different programs that are offered. "It's nice to bridge that gap," Melissa McCarty, 2007 president of the

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One-speed beach cruisers parked outside the Department of Public Safety building Saturday. The bikes are free for student use throughout the semester. purchased five additional bikes in hopes the program would encourage more students, faculty and staff to utilize the environmentally friendly alternative to driving. Kavanaugh said Flatire wanted to get involved with the program because UCO is

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their main focus and the restaurant had been looking for a way to get involved more on campus. "With our name being Flatire and their decor being old bikes, it was only fitting that we get involved with this program," said Kavanaugh. The Bum-A-Bike program

is already becoming popular among students. Mike Sokoff, director of transportation and public services said that on the first day two students checked out bikes after seeing the festivities at Flatire Burger. He added that UCO is

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It's the start of a New Year of trials and tribulations, and if everybody that does anything gets caught, it will be mostly trials. -Will Rogers

PreMed/ Health Professionals Club said concerning students' questions. "It's nice to actually see somebody from the program." The fair, funded by Career Services, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include the OU College of Pharmacy, Langston University School of Physical Therapy, OU College of Dentistry, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and many more,

McCarty said. As students go to each booth, a health professional will be able to answer questions, hand out fliers and discuss with the student their chances of application acceptance and what they can do to improve it, McCarty said. Anybody that wants to be in a • health profession, or even considering it, is encouraged to

attend this fair, McCarty said. Prehealth professions meetings are the first and third Tuesday of every month at 12 p.m. in the atrium of Howell Hall. The meetings include different health related speakers and lunch.

Jana Davis can be reached at jdavis@thevistaonline.com .

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"What is your New Year's Resolution?" • , "To live more in the moment."

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"To do better in school and go to class more often."

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"To spend more time actually doing homework."

A race for the cheese: New Hampshire and Iowa start the presidential primaries It's that year again, the year of the rat. Or should I say, the year of the "rat race" for hopeful presidential candidates. The Iowa caucus on Jan. 4 was, an exciting ,start for, the primaries. Democrats turned out in record numbers. Sen. Barack Obama took Iowa with 38 percent, John Edwards second and an unfortunate third for Sen. Hillary Clinton. For the Republicans Mike Huckabee, with the help of Chuck Norris, focused his Chi and place first with 34 percent, Mit Romney 25 percent and out of nowhere Sen. John McCain and Law & Order actor Fred Thompson shared 13 percent. I'm very pleased that Rudy Giuliani looks to have no chance. He has more ties to organized crime than Jimmy Hoffa. He's currently campaigning in Florida for its primary on the 29th even though three have their primaries before Florida. The scary side of McCain is that he told 200 people at a town hall meeting that our troops could stay in Iraq for 100 years. New Hampshire's Jan. 8 primary was surprising and stumped every pollster and political commentator. Clinton trailed Obama by nine points in many polls but finished a few percentage points ahead of Obama. And what is more exciting is McCain's come-

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back to take New Hampshire. It's nice to see a more legitimate face on the right side of the isle to lead the party. To be honest, religious leaders who run for office like Huckabee, Romney, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson scare me. Religious leaders that pursue political office usually only obtain it in the third world. Look how successful the Taliban was during its five-

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Republican presidential hopefuls, former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, stand on stage during the Fox News Channel Republican presidential debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Thursday, Jan. 10.

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year, rule over Afghanistan if you need an example. The good news for these receht primaries is that the youth are turning out in record numbers. According to CNN 43 percent of the eligible voters under the age of 30 voted in New Hampshire's primary. If the voting machines work this time in Ohio and elsewhere and if eligible

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African American voters don't get rejected from Florida polls, then maybe a candidate this year will be elected by the people and for the people. I'm a bit more optimistic this time around and I'm looking forward to the Oklahoma primary. I encourage all of you to drop your Wii controller Feb. 5 and vote.

LETTERS The Vista encourages letters to the editor. Letters should address issues and ideas, not personalities. Letters must be typed, double-spaced, with a maximum of 150 words, and must include the author's printed name, title, major, classification and phone number. Letters are subject to editing for libel, clarity and space, or to eliminate statements of questionable taste. The Vista reserves the right not to publish submitted letters. Address letters to: Editor, The Vista, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034-5209, or deliver in person to the editor in the Communications Building, Room 107. Letters can be e-mailed to editorial@ thevistaonline.com .


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'Mass Effect' redefines RPG gaming guy, but he didn't take any crap from anyone. The other characters in the party are al! interesting and sympathetic. Granted, most of them are typical scifi characters, but the writing fleshes them out enough that it doesn't really matter. All of the potential love interests are worth pursuing (maybe, I haven't played as a female yet), and can be easily ignored if the player has no interest in messing with a romantic subplot. As amazing as the game is, and it's definitely game of the year material, it's still got a few flaws, and some of them are pretty irritating. First, as great as the story is, the characters never shut up. While they're not guilty of the sin of repeating themselves, they've all got a lot to say. Most of AP Photo it's worth listening to, espe"Mass Effect" for the X-Box 360 puts players in more control of their character cially since the voice acting than other role-playing games on the market by offering them choices throughout is phenomenal (Seth Green steals the show as the snarky the story. pilot of the Normandy, Joker), but after a while, it starts to However, things go south cover and lob spells, grenades grate on the nerves a bit. by Justin Langston when a Spectre named and debuffs at the bad guys. Staff Writer The game spends a lot of Sarren attacks a human col- Other times, it might help time traveling planet-side on Sometimes a game will ony with a race of sentient if the squad holds back and the tank, which is called the come around that will rede- machines known as the Geth. lays down suppressive fire , Mako. While the controls on fine an entire genre. It will Unfortunately, Sarren is a with sniper rifles and magic this thing are actually pretty come in and rework every- hero and the rest of the gal- while Shepard runs in and good once the player gets thing, challenging the status axy is unwilling to believe tears things up at close range. used to them, it's going to quo of the genre and reshaping that he is a traitor. From It all depends on the environtake a long time to get used how that genre appears in the there, Shepard is embroiled ment and type of enemies. to them since they're not psyche of garners. Bioware's in a world of interplanetary The story, while cribbed very intuitive. The move"Mass Effect" for the X-Box politics, dealing with a race of from some of the best science ment is kind of like a first 360 is the first game in a long sentient machines in the vein fiction writers in the past two person shooter, only applied while to do this to the console of HP Lovecraft and tracking decades, is top, notch. `It's got to a tank. On paper, this may role-playing genre, taking the down Sarren. some neat twists and turns sound like a good idea, and it player from being a glorified The story line can get kind and it really turns the "great is, it just takes several hours errand boy to really being the of complex, especially with all ancient civilization" storyline to get used to it. Big Hero of Destiny. the side quests and sub plots, that has dominated console Lastly, the menu screen "Mass Effect" takes place but the game play never is. role-playing since the NES is completely counter-intui180 years in the future, in a Unlike most console RPGs, era on its head. What's really tive. While having the best universe where mankind has where battles are fought at awesome about the story is equipment at all times is easy, discovered ancient technol- random through turn-based the player gets to decide how as is equipping weapon and ogy, which has allowed us combat, "Mass Effect" is 100 and when he does his job. He armor modifications, wading to effectively travel through percent real time. The combat may be part of the military, through the menus is cumber.spacte,` , colonize other worlds in thiS game borrows- -more.' but-his commanding officers some and, at times, just plain and join the galactic com- from "Gears of War" than it only give him suggestions on difficult. When the player munity. In a twist on the tra- does from "Final Fantasy." how to handle the situation. picks something up, they pick ditional sci-fi trope, mankind Characters in "Mass Effect" As an example, a side misup everything, unless they isn't the dominant force in grab their guns, which thank- sion found Shepard' investiwant to .go in and manually the galactic federation, which fully have unlimited ammuni- gating a cult. If the player is existed for more than a thou- tion, dive behind cover and skilled enough with his dip- discard things. Also, Shepard can only carry 150 items, not sand years before humanity blast at each other. lomatic skills, he can talk the including equipped weapons, decided to join it. Instead, Of course, this wouldn't cult leader into disbanding. humans are the new kids on be an RPG without a magic Or, the player can choose to armor and tools. This isn't the block, little upstarts the and skill system, and "Mass just blow the whole place a problem, but each individrest of the galaxy isn't so sure Effect" has one of the best. away. Even the primary mis- ual item counts as an individual item. If the player about. Magic in "Mass Effect" is sions are non-linear. After has 3 Snowblind Round IXs,, The player takes on the called "biotics," and it's kind becoming a Spectre, Shepard role of Commander Shepard, of a pseudo-scientific psionic is given three places where they're going to have three Executive Officer of the power. Players who have Sarren might be. The player separate items, and the game Normandy, a prototype scout access to biotics can . use it can tackle them in any order doesn't automatically arrange ship from the Human Alliance to telekinetically lift. or toss and can go about them in the equipment either, so the Navy.. The Council, the gov- people or objects, immobilize a couple of different ways. player has to hunt for the right erning body of the multi-spe- enemies, protect themselves, However, it's not really the things. The game has a few minor cies galactic community, has or do raw damage. Players story that draws the player in, flaws, but for the first time considered Shepard, whose without magic could poten- but the characters. in a long time, it's an RPG first name, sex, background, tially have tech-based skills Shepard's personality is where the player is truly in psychological profile and face that shut down enemy weap- up to the player, which is very are all designed by the player, ons, stop foes from using cool. While Shepard is fun- control. RPG fans, shooter to become the first human their own magic and skills damentally a heroic guy (or fans and video game lovers Spectre, sort of a special and other debuffs and power- girl), the player can make him should definitely check this one out. In a year where forces galactic police officer downs. as rude or polite as they want. the AAA titles really shone, unfettered by normal galactic This makes for some My first character, who somelaw. The human government incredibly deep and tactical how wound up looking like "Mass Effect" is one of the sees Shepard's induction into fights. Sometimes it might an older version of Captain brightest shining. the Spectres as a way to final- work to just run in and blast Carrot from Discworld, was ly get humanity a real seat of the crap out of everything as straight laced as possible, Justin Langston can be reached power in the galactic commu- that moves. Sometimes it while my next character was at jlangston@thevistaonline. nity. might work better to grab more like Dirty Harry, a good corn. s -

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UCO's "Bum-a-bike" program in partnership with Al's Bicycles and Flatire Burgers is in full gear this semester.

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The UCO community will have the opportunity to check out bikes free of charge from the UCO Department of Public Safety by showing a valid UCO ID and signing a waiver. Sokoff said each student checking out a bike would receive a cable lock and key, as well as packet with a safety checklist and a fact sheet about theft prevention and safety. Bikes are available, to use for up to two weeks at a time and can be checked out again after inspection as long as there is no waiting list. Al's Bicycles will provide free maintenance For more information on the "Bum-A-Bike" program, visit http://www.ucok.edu/ wellnesscenter/f_Bike.htm or contact Mike Sokoff at (405) 974-2780.

from page 1 hoping the Bum-A-Bike program will continue to grow after more students see the bikes around campus. "Right now, we are testing to see how everything goes, but we hope to add five bikes each semester until we run out of room" Sokoff said. Another purpose of this program is that it allows students the opportunity to take an environmentally friendly mode of transportation while helping cut the cost of gas. With gas prices expected to go up thanks to oil hitting a $100 a barrel last week for the first time in history, the program couldn't start at a better time. - Sokoff said residential students would benefit the most from this program because it allows them to get around without having to use their car.

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January 15, 2008

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UCO Hockey Club loses to the Sooners by Justin Langston Staff Writer

Just before the break, the UCO Hockey club took on the fifth ranked University of Oklahoma in the Bedlam Hockey Contest. Unfortunately, the Sooners walked away with both victories, defeating UCO in a comeback victory in Norman in the first game, and a dominating win in Edmond the next night. "If that's the number five team in the nation and we can take them down to the wire, we've done pretty well," head coach Craig McAlister said.

WRESTLING from page 6 UCO was able to fight off North Dakota State despite finding itself in 3-0 hole after Tyler Zukerman was defeated at 125 pounds. Following the setback, Tim Elliot managed a 2-1 victory and Kyle Evans followed suit, shutting out his competitor 8-0. Both these grapplers, as well as Heath Jolley at 184 pounds, won all four of their matches during the day. After pulling out to a 7-3 lead, the Bronchos dropped three straight decisions and trailed by five. The team quickly rebounded when Daniel Morrison beat his opponent 14-0 at 174 pounds. Jolley then received a forfeit and Jarrett Edison held on to a 2-1 win at 197 pounds which put the dual out of reach with only the heavyweight match remain-

from Edmond with a 4-1 victory over the Bronchos. "We'll be fine," McAlister said. "We've got 13 sophomores and nine freshmen. It's been a learning experience." Back from break, the Bronchos are rested and ready to take on two teams from Colorado this weekend on home ice at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena. First, UCO takes on Colorado State on Friday night and then the University of Colorado on Saturday.

"A couple of bonuses just went their way." In the first game, UCO took an early lead, holding a 1-0 advantage over the Sooners for the majority of the first period. However, 30 seconds into the second period, OU tied up the game with a quick goal. Not much longer, Forward Matt Cohn scored, brining UCO back into the lead. UCO held the lead for a few minutes until OU was able to break past the Broncho defense and tie up the game. Late in the second period, with just over four minutes left, OU took the lead for the

first time in the game, putting UCO in a 3-2 deficit. Going into the third period, forward AJ Alfrey refused to allow OU to take the game by tying the game up once again with a goal 46 seconds into the period. UCO worked to take the lead back once again in a tough struggle, but in the end, it was OU who scored at 12 minutes left on the clock. A minute later, OU scored again, cementing their eventual victory with a 5-3 lead. Still, OU wasn't done. Late in the game, when UCO was down by two men, OU scored one last time, giving

the Sooners a 6-3 win over the Bronchos. The next night, things were not as bright for the Bronchos. Although they valiantly held the first period at a 0-0 tie for most, OU managed to finally get one past goalie Justin Sgro at 59.8 seconds left in the period, ending the first period with a 1-0 lead over the Bronchos. In the second period, things got particularly tough. OU grabbed another point early in the period, but scoring was otherwise quiet. The game became a lot more physical at this point, with the penalty count rising.

Early in the third period, it looked like UCO was about to rally back, when Defenseman Mike Glowa scored the first goal for the team, cutting OU's advantage in half. Things started to get rough. With a little more than seven minutes on the clock, a near fight broke out between the two teams, with forward Kevin Fukala from the Bronchos being ejected for misconduct. After that, UCO was unable to make another goal, with OU scoring at 2:10 on the power play, and once again with 20 seconds left in the game. OU comes away

ing. With victory assured, heavyweight Dustin Finn was not able to add to the onslaught as he was pinned in the final match of the duals, his loss made the final score 20-18. The following weekend the team was back in action, this time at the National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. This competition is similar to other tournaments where teams advance through a

tournaments that place more of an emphasis on individual performanceance. The tournament opened with a bout against West Liberty State. The Hi lltoppers were simply outmatched as the Bronchos put them away 30-13, winning seven of the 10 bouts. The quarterfinals against No. 7 Upper Iowa were more of the same, but the spread on the scoreboard narrowed a bit compared to opening round action. UCO posted a 26-13 win, but held a six to four advantage in matches. During the dual, both Evans and Finn pinned their opponents. Finn also posted a fall in the West Liberty State match. After advancing to the semifinals, the Bronchos had their title run end when the team fell to No. 2 Nebraska-

Omaha 25-13. This marks the third consecutive year that Nebraska-Omaha has stopped UCO in the semifinals. The Bronchos suffered two pins d u r - ing the contest, including a defensive fall at 165 pounds where

trolled a 7-0 advantage against and Evans posted a 5-0 win his seventh ranked opponent, to put the team up 14-0. The but his shocking defeat pre- Lopers responded with three sented the Mavericks with an straight wins, including a pin opportunity to run away with at 149 pounds. The Bronchos the win. In wrestling, one then won two of the followteam always gets points for ing four matches and secured each match. So instead of a third place showing. earning six points, for the fall, "There were a lot of posithe Mavericks were awarded tives about the weekend, but with the score. A 12-point there were some negatives as swing which put the Bronchos well. We've got a long ways in a hole from which they to go and got some questions we still need to answer," would not be able to escape. After the loss, UCO found Coach James said to UCO itself on the opposite Media Relations. side of the mat UCO will be back in of No. 1 ranked action on Thursday when Nebraska- they travel to Kansas to face Kearney. In the Fort Hays State. The team opening bout, All will then return to Edmond American Tyler for a rematch against previZukerman pinned ously top ranked Nebraskahis opponent in the Kearney on Saturday at 8 second period. A bonus- p.m. point win that would prove pivotal as the team would go on to beat the Lopers 21-19 and earn a third place finish. After the strong start, Jeff Massie can be reached at Elliot registered a tech fall jmassie@thevistaonline.com .

"We've got a long ways to go and got some questions we still need to answer." Coach David James

bracket. The difference here being that one team faces another, which differs from more conventional wrestling

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UCO wrestlers get mixed results at duals

Evans wins moth game Texas A&M-Kingsville started to chip away at halfway through the second period, On Saturday, the UCO bas- but UCO wouldn't allow it ketball team defeated Texas to continue. While UCO was A&M-Kingsville in an 86-69 able to keep their 14-point victory. This success marked lead, guard Eric Cazenave head coach Terry Evans' scored five points in a row, 100th win at UCO. It also which kicked off four more greatly improved UCO's con- points, leading to a 9-point ference record, making them spurt. the top team in the Lone Star Texas A&M-Kingsville Conference South. finally got a late game burst, "It's a great win for us," scoring 13 points to UCO's 'Evans said. "It puts us at four late in the game. TAMUK 6-1, which is the best in the came within 13 points of conference. We're looking UCO's lead, but that was as forward to starting the Lone close as they got for the rest Star Conference North on of the game. UCO shut them Wednesday." down with an 8-point streak The first half of the game from forward Terry Tucker, was dominated by back and giving UCO the victory, forth scoring. Both teams Offensively UCO had fought each other hard, with a great game, out shooting the half ending with a 30-27 TAMUK 42-14 in the second advantage for UCO. period and sinking at 64.9 It was the second period percent of shots made. where things really took off. Tucker led the team in UCO opened with a blaz- points, scoring 15, making 68 from the field and 3-4 from the free-throw line. Harper scored 14 points, sinking 6-10 from the field and 23 from the free-throw line. Cazenave and Thomas both had 12 points with Cazenave making 5-6 from the field and 2-2 from the free-throw line. Terry Evans Thomas sank 3-6 from the field and 4-6 from the freethrow line. UCO will remain on ing 11-0 scoring run when home turf for the next pair guards David Thomas and of games, first taking on Brian Walker sank back-to- Texas A&M- Commerce back three pointers. Forward on Wednesday night at 8:00 Lance Harper followed the p.m. and Cameron Saturday six-point streak with a single afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Both bucket. Forward/Guard Sam games will be played at the Belt finished off the run with Hamilton Field House. a three pointer, bringing the Bronchos to 47 -33 lead. UCO took hold of their Justin Langston can be reached leave and refused to let go. at jiangston@thevistaonline. UCO took a big lead, which COM.

by Justin Langston Staff. Writer

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Two wrestlers bout during a match Dec. 7. UCO competed in the Lone Star Duals in Texas Jan. 5 and the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals inâ&#x20AC;˘lowa the following weekend. by Jeff Massie Sports Editor

While you were sitting at home over the break, recovering from the night before and playing with your Wii, another group of UCO students did not have the same luxury of sleeping the day away. Like a caffeine addict at a Starbucks convention, wrestlers do not get much rest as this is one of a handful of sports that straddles two semesters. During

this break, the team competed in two major events - the Lone Star Duals and the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals. The Lone Star Duals is a four-match festival that took place Jan. 5 in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Bronchos won all four contests, facing off against NCAA opponents from both Division III and Division I. They also locked horns with a junior college foe as well.

"We did a lot of good things and I saw a lot of positives, so it was an encouraging day," head coach David James said in a statement to UCO Media Relations. "It's definitely something we can build on and now we've just got to keep working and moving forward." The first three matches of the duals were easy victories for the No. 3 ranked and defending national champion Bronchos. UCO

easily put away Division III opponents University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the University of WisconsinWhitewater, outscoring the two teams by a combined score of 66-20. In addition to these two teams, UCO dismantled 2004 junior college national champion Northwest College (Wyo.) 42-3 before facing Division I opponent North Dakota State in the final match of the event.

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