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AT&T, UCO PARTNER TO FIGHT CRIME by Nelson Solomon Staff Writer

UCO and AT&T are cornbining efforts to fight cyber crime by establishing the AT&T Digital Evidence and Cyber Security Lab, according to officials from both organizations. The AT&T Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to UCO to establish the lab, which will be housed in the new UCO Forensic Science Institute, according to a press release from the UCO Foundation. The lab will be located in the right wing of the institute, which has an anticipated completion date of August 2009, according to a provided media package. AT&T Oklahoma President Don Cain, UCO President Roger Webb, and Forensic Science Institute director Dr. Dwight Adams made the announcement at a press conference that was attended by many law enforcement officials and lawmakers. Webb pointed out that "cyber crime is making a significant impact in the criminal justice system, in every jurisdiction, every city, and every state." Computers and electronic devices are being used for conventional crimes as well as exotic crimes, including cyber stalking, cyber hacking, extortion, and sex crimes, Webb said. Webb highlighted UCO's working history with AT&T, as well as the corporation's support for higher education and law enforcement in the past.

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AT&T Oklahoma President Don Cain presents President Webb with a check for $1 million to establish the AT&T Digital Evidence and Cyber Security Lab, which will be housed in the soon-to-be completed UCO Forensic Science Institute. "And once again, AT&T and their foundation have set forth, saying 'We want to support higher education and law enforcement in this very important area,' a critical area that, without their support, we couldn't expand our reach

into," he said. Don Cain expressed his enthusiasm for working with UCO, and highlighted the fact that Randall Stevenson, current CEO of the company, is a graduate of the university.

W.O.M.E.N. to offer free HIV testing by Jana Davis Staff Writer

The UCO W.O.M.E.N. organization will be working in conjunction with Guiding Rights Testing Center to provide free HIV testing and sexual health counseling Wednesday, Feb. 20. W.O.M.E.N., which stands for Women of Many Ethnic Nationalities, is an organization that has been at UCO since 2000, but has been more active on campus since 2006. Guiding Rights is a state recognized center and will be at UCO from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The testing will be on the first floor of the Nigh University Center, Rooms 103-107. Testing is open to the public, said Kendra Smith, president of W.O.M.E.N. Smith said testing takes approximately 20 minutes and the results will be kept confidential. Testers will swab the inside of the mouth and process the results. While processing is taking place, students will be given brief HIV and sexual health counseling. Wednesday's event is

Cain said that AT&T supports many programs at different colleges and universities, and believes in the value of supporting higher education. "An educated, wellinformed society tends to be

a society on the move, and that increases the velocity of economic development," Cain said. "We are really excited to participate with you on this important issue," Cain said, right before presenting the

$1 million check to President Webb. Dr. Dwight Adams discussed the history and expansion of the vision for the new institute.

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Ex-crime fighter speaks about life's winding path Berry, who once studied music at UCO, started police work after his finances dried up.

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cdc.gov, HIV/AIDS was diagnosed for an estimated 9,708 women in 2005. Of the 126,964 women living with HIV/AIDS, 64 percent were black, 19 percent were white, 15 percent were Hispanic, l percent were Asian or Pacific Islander, and less than 1 percent were American Indian or Alaska Native. These statistics are

"I picked cotton with my father," said former Oklahoma City Police chief at a cozy lecture Feb. 13, in the Nigh University Center. "I did not enjoy it, but I spent time with my father," he said, scratching his wrinkled face with the tip of his left thumb. Dressed in a dark, almost military-like, green suit with pointy mahogany shoes, UCO graduate Major "M.T". Berry started pulling little shiny pearls from his past. Berry grew up at the dawn of civil liberties, climbing to the top of his profession as OKC's first black chief of police. Berry's speech was part of UCO's

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IN RESPONSE TO THE FEB. 14 "EDITOR:S IN RESPONSE TO THE FEB. 12 INSTALLNOTE: OBAMA IS A GREAT CANDIDATE, BUT MENT OF "THE GREY AREA," WHICH DISSSED SUPERDELEGATES. HE'S A BETTER PERFORMER" R." •

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This has got to be the most idiotic thing I've read on this topic. Did you say the same thing about Clinton last year when she didn't want to debate? They've had 18 debates, at least 3 with 3 candidates, and 1 with just the 2 of them. Dragging Obama off the campaign trail to "debate" is simply a trap: it prevents him from connecting with the voters and sets him up so that if Clinton attacks and he defends himself, Obamabashers can again say that he's beating up on poor Hillary. Hillary only wants more debates because she KNOWS that the more time voters get to spend with Obama, the more they like him, the higher his numbers go. She wants to prevent that from happening. It's very narrow minded of you to even suggest that a man who started this campaign and has come from nowhere to draw slightly ahead of the "inevitable" nominee is a "performer". As far as substance goes, visit his website and read about his policies and politics. Obama does not want to debate Clinton on a weekly basis because he has better things to do, and those things are to connect with and inspire people, to bring new people into the Dem party, and to motivate us, as a people, to aim for something greater than what we are used to.

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You write, "One must learn that democracy, like political power, is controlled by the few and the people on the bottom don't always matter." A democracy, by definition, IS controlled by the people. A federal republic based on SOME democratic principles, which is what the United States of America actually is, is controlled by the few and, as such, the people at the bottom don't always matter. America is not a democracy. It never was. The Founding Fathers fought like hell to keep as much democracy out of it as they could, recognizing that the majority would vote for selfish interests and future Arkansas governors with amazing charisma and hair. Much like Chris Rock's comments on O.J. Simpson's murdering of his wife ("I know it's wrong...but I understand"), our founders saw fit to give the vote, and the privilege of representing the people, only to white landowners. We deify these founders and build monuments to them. O.J., our original, amendment-free' Constitution, superdelegates. I know it's wrong...but I understand. Anini

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PARTNER from page 1 "It was a vision cast by President Webb about five years ago to create the Forensic Science Institute here on campus," he said. But that vision expanded in discussions with different

ing to Adams. "Our number one mission is to train and provide continuing education to professionals, from law enforcement to prosecutors and defense attorneys," he said. Adams highlighted the quality staff that has come to the department, including Dr. Tom Jordan, a former explosives unit director. "This new lab represents a task-force approach to solving this state's and region's efforts in digital evidence and cyber security," Adams said. Crimes across the country and here in Oklahoma are ever increasing in the use of digital evidence, according to Adams. "To be able to handle that increased capacity, law enforcement already knows that it has to come together so that each agency collectively can approach these crimes in a unified effort," he said. Adams recognized the UCO Foundation for their efforts in making this plan possible. Webb added that 2008 will be "a landmark year for Oklahoma's laW enforcement and higher education, as the OSBI facility will open in the spring."

LAB TO FILL NEED FOR SURROUNDING REGION

The Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory program administered by the FBI represents a national effort to use digital evidence to prosecute white-collar and violent crimes, according to a pron educated, wellvided media package. Today, informed society tends RCFLs are available to over to be a society on the 4,000 law enforcement agencies spanning 17 states. move, and that increases However, currently no the velocity of economic such program or service development." area exists for Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico and AT&T OK Pres. Don Cain other surrounding areas. The lab will serve as a resource to local, state and groups, including the city of regional law enforcement, Edmond and Oklahoma leggiving them the equipment islators. they need to successfully The expansion plan was investigate crimes in our to build the Oklahoma State area. Bureau of Investigation laboThe lab is also an essenratory across the street from tial component in training the UCO, Adams said. next generation of forensic Since the institute became investigators, giving students a reality in 2006, more than the opportunity to work with 20 training events have been state-of-the-art equipment held, and six of them have with leading experts in the been held overseas, in China, field. Pakistan and South Africa, Oklahoma City FBI among other places, accordSpecial Agent Michael Ward, Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill City and Edmond Police Chief Bob Ricks were present at the press conference. UCO Director of Public Safety Jeff Harp was also present. Dwight Adams explained the great value of the AT&T Foundation's donation to UCO. "What AT&T is providing this university is a unique entity here for the state of Oklahoma, the surrounding region, to be able to come together to provide professionals, who will handle the ever-increasing digital eviPhoto Services - dence as found in products Dr. Dwight Adams, director of the UCO Forensic all across this state," Adams said.

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Matt Duperroir, economics sophomore, writes down the name of Katie McConnell, pre-law sophomore, at SPBe My Valentine in the Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb 13.

by Jordan Richison Staff Writer

More than 70 single students showed up looking for their Valentine last Wednesday at the first ever Student Programming Board SPBe My Valentine speed dating and dance. Speed dating took place inside the Nigh University Center ballroom and featured 16 tables with four seats per table. When the night started each date lasted about three to four minutes before the guys rotated to the next girl. With so many people in attendance, the SPB crew had to adjust things on the fly to make sure they could fit everything in. "More people showed , up than they expected making things a little more complicated at first. But we're glad a lot of people showed up and had a good time," said SPB recreation chairman Katie Comtois. As the night went on, dates became shorter and shorter. By the end of the event dates were lasting about one minute per date so everyone could

have a chance to meet one another. But with so many people in attendance Speed Dating had to be cut short because they wanted people to have time to enjoy the dance. Speed dating was designed to be a very non-committal, fun and enjoyable event. But with so many people in attendance, the reaction to the speed dating was mixed. Junior Laura Borkenhagen was one of the participants in speed dating and said she enjoyed the event because it was a fun way to celebrate Valentine's since she doesn't have a Valentine's date. Borkenhagen said she enjoyed the free food as well as meeting some interesting people who participated in speed dating. "I didn't take it very seriously, I just wanted to have a good time," Borkenhagen said. SPB Public Relations Coordinator Garrett Johnson said some of the girls were going in to have fun and by the end they felt a little overwhelmed about the whole

speed dating process. Johnson said after hearing the reaction from both guys and girls SPB realized it could adjust and change a few things with next year's event. "With this being the first year we figured there would be kinks so we're going to take a look at everything and fix the problems and make next year's event better and more organized," Johnson said. After speed dating concluded, students were invited to the Valentine's dance across the hall inside the Heritage Room. Every person who participated received a piece of paper so they could take notes and write down the names of the people they might be interested in. Comtois said that no one matched up with more than three people. She said that every person who had a match was e-mailed later in the night. "Overall, we are happy with the way things turned out and we're planning on having this again next year," Comtois said.

with Oklahoma City Police Department. Kicking his speech off with funny and self-depriving jokes, Berry quickly won the crowd over. One of the photographers had to pause, let his laugh out, and then flashed away with his camera. "My wife will be the first to tell you that she is smarter than me," Berry said, looking at his wife to the left of him on the front table. "No matter how far you go, don't forget the ones who contribute to your success," he said, quoting his father. "To be disadvantaged does not mean to be disfranchised." After comically explaining how his destiny and his

life have unfold through the years Berry explained the few principles his life was based upon. According to him, work establishes good ethics and strong values. Berry needed all of this to battle the constant discrimination, as well as comments like "the blacks were not smart enough to do the job." "It motivates you," he said. "But I had fun." Currently, Berry works for Oklahoma City as an assistant city manager in charge of the fire and police depattinents, municipal courts, the Fire/ Police Capital Equipment Tax Office and other community services.

"We did this last year. Last year was the highest turnout Guiding Rights had ever had at a University." "Our mission is to create unity, academic excellence and do community service," Smith said about the program. Smith hopes to do more community service projects this semester. Last year, W.O.M.E.N. held a clothes drive to donate to the Salvation Army.

W.O.M.E.N. covers a variety of subjects throughout the semester. They have entrepreneur workshops; discuss self-esteem issues and how to balance life. According to Smith, March 3-7 will be Women's Week and will consist of various meetings, talent shows and seminars. For more information, contact Smith at ksmith88@ ucok.edu .

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BERRY from page 1 observance of Black History Month. During the 1970s, when Berry was studying music at UCO, his financial source dried up and he had to look for alternative ways to support himself, and undoubtfuly, to continue school as a way to avoid the draft for Vietnam. After initially planning to enroll in the Marines as oppose to being sent directly to fight the Vietcong, Berry decided on a cup of coffee with his buddy to enlist as a Community Service Officer

Visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala, tour the Belize Botanical Gardens, and travel to the island of Ambergris Caye to explore the coral reef. Earn 4 hours of credit. Contact Dr. Diana Pardo at 974-5853.

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LONDON & DUBLIN Study and explore the historical and financial capitals of Europe this summer, including privately guided tours of Lloyd's of London and the brilliant Houses of Parliament, by enrolling in the London-Dublin StudyTour for university credit. Contact Dr. Randall Ice at rdice@ucok.edu or Dr. Jessica A.Sheetz-Nguyen at jsheetznguyen@ucok.edu HISTORY 4973/5973* & FINANCE 4973/5973 * Students may also enroll for six credits with additional course responsibilities.

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WOMEN from page 1 based on the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, 2005 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "I hope students walk away with the tools and knowledge to make better sexual decisions and to be informed," Smith said.

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'Jumper' takes leap backwards and still doesn't go anywhere by Justin Langston Senior Staff Writer

"Jumper" is a stupid movie that ruins a fairly decent science fiction concept about teleporters hiding from crazed religious fanatics by spoiling any of the good ideas that crop up during the movie with poor characterization, idiotic plot development and completely inane pop culture references, also, Samuel L. Jackson looks silly with snow white hair. On the bright side, it does prove that Hayden Christensen can act when not interacting solely with a green screen. Give him a decent script, and maybe he'll prove himself as a decent actor. "Jumper" follows David Rice (Christensen), a character so boring I had to look his name up on Wikipedia for this review because I forgot it. Rice is a jumper, a guy who teleports by opening wormholes to places he can see (this counts places he can see in pictures), who has a crappy dad and a mom who ran away when he was five. As an awkward teenager, he buys a present for the girl he likes, and his rival for her affections (I assume, the movie's not too clear on that) is a bully who tosses the present over onto a frozen lake. Rice goes to retrieve it, and unsurprisingly, the ice breaks and he falls to his death, until he teleports into the middle of the library. Unfortunately, the only person who knows he's alive is his dad, and everyone thinks he's dead. Finally fed up with everything, Rice grabs all of the cash he's got and runs away to New York. To get money, Rice begins using his powers to rob banks

and begins to live a playboy lifestyle. This attracts the attention of the Paladins, a group of religious fanatics who hunt and kill Jumpers, and have done so since the Middle Ages. One of the main Paladins, Roland (Jackson), is particularly interested in Rice and makes a point of hunting him down, leading to a cat and mouse game that spans the planet. One the surface, the movie has a lot of potential decent storytelling for moral ambiguity. There's a neat shadow war going on between the seemingly lawless Jumpers and the semi-fascistic Paladins, which could be a nice law-chaos dynamic with a lot of gray areas to explore. Unfortunately, the movie completely drops the ball on this. All of the Jumpers we meet (Rice and a British dude named Griffon) are completely amoral, selfish and unlikable. The Jumpers are so selfcentered and irritating, that at first the Paladins seem like a genuine force for good, since all they're doing is enforcing the law. Then, the Paladins start killing people needlessly and from there, we get two unlikable factions trying to kill each other, both spouting semi-philosophical nonsense to justify their actions. Rice is a completely unappealing protagonist. In addition to being a thief, with none of the charm one would find in a Hollywood rogue, he's a coward and a jerk. While on the run, he gets back with his childhood flame (the girl he bought the present he almost died for), Millie (Rachel Bilson), the only person from his hometown who thinks he's still alive other than his

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begin with. There are a lot of other issues, many of which just don't make sense. Remembei everyone in Rice's hometown thinks he's dead, so when he shows up, everyone's reaction is along the lines of p a:311-' 1c% "hey, you're not dead. That' great." They don't care that he's abandoned his increas ingly depressed dad or that he completely disappeare4 without a trace eight yearg ago. Later, when Rice tries to team up with another jumper to take on Roland, Rice keeps making reference to the comic book Marvel Team Uri, which is just a really obscure reference for what it's trying to accomplish. I'm not even going to get into the mother issues Rice has, for spoiler reasons, but I'll just say that they drop the ball here too, especially in the movie's final scene. The movie isn't a complete waste. There's a great crossplanet teleporter on teleporter fistfight that really highlights just how awesome the movie could have been, had they tried to make an action movie instead of a philosophy-lite sci-fi movie. Really, it's an amazingly choreographe4 fight, even without the coun7 try to country jumping, WI the teleportation just make4 the fight that much cooler. liC42; R T<..:14: The world is also fairly THE BOURNE. IDENTITY neat. I'd love to see more A:,.:;) MR. & MRS. SMITH about this shadow war and an exploration into the teleportal tion system. The sequels if handled properly, could actually really expand on thii world and make for an inter; for eight years and, even later, single act of altruism, aban- esting movie series. This is a great idea for, after he has endangered her doning her at an airport to life on at least two occasions. keep her out of the line of fire a movie. Unfortunately, it's She is mad at him for a little in the fight against Roland. mined by the, fact it's, just, bit, but it comes from Rice's Too bad it was a bad idea to . --completely unlikable.-

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February 19, 2008

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Wrestlers win final duals of season Men's b-ball beats Cameron U. 89-77 by Jeff Massie Sports Editor

Neither match was decided until the final few weights, but the No. 6 Broncho wrestling team finished strong, winning their final two duals of the season Thursday and Saturday at home. The hard-fought victories could be just what the team needs heading into the final two tournaments of the season. UCO has had a few struggles throughout the season, but when it came down to it, the team did what it needed to do to finish strong. The first of the final two contests came against the University of Central Missouri. The Mules, despite having an embarrassing mascot, are ranked just outside the top 20. The second opponent, McKendree College, is an NAIA power, currently ranked second in the nation. Against Central Missouri, it was literally back-and-forth. Each team took turns winning bouts and the Mules led 15-10 after the first seven weights. With their backs against the wall, the Bronchos rallied to win the final three matches. Heath Jolley pulled the score to within one point when he dominated his opponent 11-1. Jarrett Edison followed suit. He won by the exact same score and put the Bronchos up by three. As it so often happens, the fate of a team can fall on their final weight. A three-point lead is not much in wrestling. Finn had to win for the team to come out on top. Lose by eight or more and the Mules would have been the victor. ' It doesn't get any closer than this. To add to the suspense, the final weight went in to overtime, not just once, but twice. Firm finally prevailed in the second sudden victory overtime when he managed a crucial takedown. Firm is ranked fourth and proved his worth in securing the win.

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Heath Jolley wins with a major decision against Central Missouri's Jeremy Hudson, 11-1, Thursday, Feb. 14 in Hamilton Field House. UCO won 21-15. As if once wasn't enough, the final home match again came down to the final weight, and just like before, it went into overtime. The Bronchos jumped out to a quick 13-point lead after winning the first three weights. Nick Rice won by major decision and Tim Elliot outdid him when he pinned his opponent in the second period. A familiar face returned at 141 pounds when Kyle Evans stepped onto the mat for the first time since Jan. 26. Evans is the defending national champion and is still ranked No. 1 despite his brief absence from the mat. In his return he picked up where he left off and prevailed 6-1.

Following the three straight wins, UCO dropped four of the next five, including a fall at 157 pounds and a loss by injury default at 184 pounds. These two defeats accounted for 12 of McKendree's 18 points. Trailing 16-18 with only two weights remaining, it was again up to the heavy weight to determine the fate of the team. It wasn't easy, but they managed to squeak out narrow victories in both. Edison earned a 5-4 win and Finn prevailed again in overtime to give the team a 22-18 victory. With all the duals out of the season, it's now down to

the final two tournaments to decide whose names go up on the national championship banner. Evans is the team's only top-ranked grappler, but the rankings don't determine champions. There is a brief break before the team travels to Indianapolis for the Regional tournament on March 1. From there, the top four placers at each weight will advance to Nationals to compete for a team and individual championship. This tournament takes place in Cedar Falls, Iowa on March 14-15.

Baseball team remains unbeaten by Justin Langston Senior Staff Writer The UCO Baseball team hosted West Texas - A&M on Sunday, dominating the Buffalos in a 19-0 victory. This win continues the team's undefeated streak, bringing UCO's overall record for the season so far to 6-0. "This was a good way to start the conference schedule," head coach Wendell Simmons told Broncho Sports. "We were able to take advantage of some of their mistakes, but we can't expect those types of games to occur often. They'll come out ready to play tomorrow and we'll need to be prepared," he said. Things didn't begin to kick off until the second inning, when UCO scored four runs to take the lead. The scoring streak started when infielder/ pitcher Breck Draper kicked off the second inning with a double and was later batted in after a single from centerfielder Miguel Moctezuma, who was then able to take home himself after a West Texas error by outfielder Tyler Carroll. UCO continued to rack up runs in the inning, as Carroll and outfielder Dustin Dailey each scored. UCO went quiet for the fourth and fifth innings, but exploded during the sixth, scoring nine runs off of seven hits during the inning. The scoring spurt started with Michael Pollock walking in an. RBI with the bases loaded. Then, Draper knocked the ball into right field, scoring three runs. Moctezuma continued the assault, knocking out a two-run homerun.

The UCO men's basketball team traveled to Lawton this Saturday to take on Cameron University, where the team earned an 89-77 victory over the Aggies. This is UCO's 10th win in a row, having been undefeated since January 3. "We started out pretty good, but then hit a lull where we couldn't hit any shots and made some silly mistakes," head coach Terry Evans told Broncho Sports. "The key was we didn't panic and stayed with our game plan. We played really well the last 10 minutes, both offensively and defensively." Early on, UCO took the lead, thanks to a pair of 3pointers from guard John Neal. For the first quarter of the game, UCO seemed to be in control, bringing the original lead from 8-4 to 1912 with 11 minutes left on the clock. UCO was leading until about five and a half minutes left in the half when Cameron began to take control. Cameron sped off and left UCO with a 43-37 deficit

going into the intermission. Coming back from the break, Cameron held their lead fOr the next six minutes. It was thanks to a lay-up forward Lance Harper that UCO took back the lead for the first time in the second half. Harper made sure his team stayed on top by scoring another six points. By then, the Bronchos seemed to have caught fire, and held the lead for the rest of the game, keeping the game close, but not letting the Aggies take the game back. Guard Eric Cazenave led the team in total points, scoring 21 in his 27 minutes on the court. Cazenave went 6-10 from the field and sank a perfect 8-8 from the freethrow line. Harper scored 15 points, going 6-9 from the field and 2-3 from the freethrow line. UCO stays on the road for one more game, traveling to Tahlequah to take on Northeastern State University this Wednesday, before returning to Hamilton Field House to take on East Central, this Saturday at 4 p.m.

Women bounce back by Justin Langston Senior Staff Writer This weekend the UCO Women's Basketball team traveled to Lawton to take on Cameron University, where the Bronchos earned a 7061 victory, rebounding from a loss during the previous weekend against Texas A&M Commerce. "We did what we needed to do and picked up a good road win," head coach Guy Hardaker told Broncho Sports. "We didn't shoot the ball very well, but we did a pretty good job of protecting the ball and didn't let them make any big runs at us." UCO took a quick lead early on, but the Lady Aggies were able to keep close to the Bronchos for the first several minutes. After a bit, UCO was able to push its lead beyond 10 points, and the lead just increased as time went on, peaking at a 16-

point advantage. Late in the half, Cameron began to come back, but UCO went into the half leading 33-22. UCO kept the lead for the second half, hovering around 17 points for a majority of the half. Late in the game, Cameron began to cut down on the Broncho's lead, corning within five points in the final 'minute, but they were never able to overtake UCO's lead. Forward Lizzie Brenner led the team in scoring with 26, going 8-16 from the field and 8-8 from the free-throw line. Forward Cassidy Pillow added 13 points, going 3-11 from the field and sinking 7-7 from the free-throw line. UCO travels to Tahlequah Wednesday to take on Northeastern State before returning on Saturday to face on East Central at Hamilton Field House at 2 p.m.

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UCO unleashes an offensive barrage against West Texas A&M on Sunday, scoring nine runs in the sixth inning. The Bronchos won 19-0. Going into their next offensive inning 14-0, UCO scored 5 more points in the seventh inning to take the victory. Defensively, UCO had four strikeouts and allowed just four hits for the entire game. Dean McIntyre served on the mound for seven innings, allowing all of the

game's four hits, but striking out three of the 23 men he faced. Lance Phillips and Zak Wallis each pitched for a single inning and each faced off against three men. Phillips earned UCO's other strikeout. This weekend, UCO travels to Abilene Texas to

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The Vista Feb. 19, 2008  

The University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903.

The Vista Feb. 19, 2008  

The University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903.