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MASS COMM. TO HOST MEDIA ETHICS CONFERENCE by Nelson Solomon Staff Writer

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cA, The Department of Mass Irop -', Communication is hosting a statewide media ethics conet0A 'W Gi/ % ference March 13 and March 442:4 e4(2 e(s e e 6,,. , ?), ei . se,t`eii . 14, according to Dr. Mark s.f.) ' iii to „ w tz ` .17 Hanebutt, conference director tA elk. %,,,, it,ot41. d ,4i eo&ti, and the Edith Kinney Gaylord 1._ e *e. ,--/2t1 , 4 Professor of Journalism (4 4, i4 4 4 ctia e h Ethics at UCO. 6 ma 4or s' 4, -ge• 0)44sr The conference will focus 4 , c4ftils o,, on "Building Trust - Media , o st4Sist 4 "-lb— eitf Ethics for the 21st Century," 41Po cbilstit/14 1/ t, _./647 6 ep ef according to University 4?,4t? Relations. 44... ,,w el," (61/ 4 Qr(44C t 4 416' ,' 's The two-day event will l e vs, „ • offer Oklahoma media pro- ,00 i, ,,, fessionals, professors and h li S. "P s o*4:41; 4. who 0 s6)/2/0s',, students the opportunity to 6 1 fietkoce 44640, - t4 4tes, ;/0/%, ii discuss media ethics, cover1Pie t t, . b ti cie ing topics such as photogra_ . /26, tor/ 0 phy, public disclosure, vicIt, 1,/ P 11.060. A...It .'41 et 'Yi.sc>ri - et.. tims and the media, profit and (4 t4, 2 1, / .ro 40 ' the press, advertising, broad14:111 02 itcv casting and Internet sources, ectir,FF- 4 4) among others. 4e, 4" 4 sop 4/ Hanebutt said he believes c4 '44' cl trust in the American media 4,4 ill a is evaporating, with recent & A,0'thei' polls revealing the public q 4cc, -‘i: trusts politicians more than to the press. i_., , At. el,sy e? to `‘.14, 44 °Q'et l'e "Citizens complain of P d . n Ce bias, invasion of privacy and 0 44? I 4? . --Ili -il e e ' `kat toti,... c? ,j,s, shallow reporting. They note . it, ii) 1 4, 6°' c the f4 , 0,0 that the evening news is often e,vier? - P • tell, • 'Ye 1 e lle • . c 04,, es more about improving rat161' ill4 eor. 44. 41'4, Pck • c?, i's'ttoo 4 6°0 41>o' ings than informing citizens otbt leis °O 4,' . (44 14r) t4e 1114 (4446, qi/i6 )*t and they have grown cynical tr 4. 14 e*fl Yi, '12tblot 44 Pe . e ck about any mass-communit (o '4,i,. 4: ... 'kf, 4 c4. cs' AD, Pi A . e(Vp oe tA °— cated message they receive," 'ft ' .t "le 44 q ff. (41/ PS' 4:t. 12/ 'f'/' Hanebutt said. Photo illustration by Vista photographer Chris Albers "What happens when a nation dependent upon the The Department of Mass Communication is presenting the conference "Building Trust -- Media Ethics for the 21st Century" March 13 and free flow of information, March 14 in Constitution Hall at the Nigh University Center. and the watchdog role of the press, no longer trusts the the International Society for schedule. Mark Zimmerman, Minds Want to Know." Trust - Media Ethics for the been held. information it receives? What Traumatic Stress Studies; photography instructor, will The conference is $40 per Also speaking is Dr. 21st Century" starts at 8:30 does that mean for the media David Craig, professor in the speak on photo ethics. person for those who register M ichaelBugej a, director ofthe a.m. and for the nation?" The conference will run before March 6 and $50 for University of Oklahoma's Dr. Keith Swezey, Greenlee School ofJournalism "This conference is a College of Journalism and Broadcasting professor, will and Communication at Iowa from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both those who register after that chance for media profession- Mass Communication and discuss ethical broadcasting. State University of Science days in Constitution Hall date. als throughout Oklahoma to author of "The Ethics of Jill Kelsey, mass communica- and Technology. All Oklahoma media proin UCO's Nigh University gather and discuss ways to the Story: Using Narrative tions instructor, will discuss Dick Pryor, a broadcast- Center, with breaks between fessionals, professors and sturegain public confidence in Techniques Responsibly in ethics in relation to advertis- ing veteran who anchored each session. dents are invited to attend. our media." To register, visit www. Oklahoma's only statewide Early registration is ing and public relations. Journalism." Guest speakers will Dr. Kole Kleeman, proDr. Joey Senat, associate newscast for more than 17 encouraged, as seating is lim- libarts.ucok.edu/masscom include Dr. Frank Ochberg, fessor of mass communica- professor at Oklahoma State years, will give the presenta- ited to the first 500 partici- or contact Hanebutt at 974founder of the Dart Center tions, will lead a discussion University, will lead a ses- tion "Politics and the Press pants. 5576. • for Journalism and Trauma on "Victims and the Media," sion entitled "Private Lives, - Is the Watchdog Dead?" Hanebutt said this is the and founding member of according to a provided Public Disclosure—Inquiring Registration for "Building first time this conference has

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Students express their opinions about the university by Jordan Richison Staff Writer

A sampling of about 50 students revealed multiple likes and dislikes students have about UCO. The informal poll was taken online and across campus, showed students liked small class sizes, professor interaction, campus life, Greek life, the friendly atmosphere and the Wellness Center as the most popular things they said they like about UCO. Another thing students liked about UCO was the close proximity to Oklahoma City and Bricktown thanks to Edmond being so centrally located. Most popular dislikes among students was the parking situation on campus. Almost three-fourths of the people surveyed said they

hate the lack of parking spaces on campus and the prices for parking. Another thing students disliked or hated about UCO

"It's such a waste of time to pay for a class, attend every day and learn nothing" UCO Student

was the high cost of textbooks. Several students said they didn't like how the bookstores charge you so much at the beginning of the semester and then at the end of the semester they don't buy them

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Funeral service senior David Clevenger works out his pectorols Monday afternoon at the UCO Wellness Center. According to a student survey, the Wellness Center ranks among the most popular aspects of UCO.

"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy orfbe, that lures him to evil ways." -Buddha

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back because they're going to a new version next semester. One student said, "I would rather see us improve our hiring practices, continue to improve the landscaping on campus and a more studentfriendly food service on campus - one that does not charge a student organization $250 for cookies and punch at a meeting." Others commented on the lack of student involvement on campus. "With most students on campus being commuters, there isn't very much campus involvement among the student body," said junior speech pathology major Kandyce Rodgers. Lower housing costs, informing students of opportunities and events, a new

see SURVEY, page 7


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by No Lupov "If you only had one more day to live, how would you spend it?" "I'd watch the sunset over the mountains at a beach with family I love."

Shaunica Byrd. Advertising - senior

"I would spend it at church with my family."

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"Snowboarding at Winter Park Colorado."

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"I'd live it normally because I live each day of my life like it's my last anyway."

There is another presidential election we should pay more attention to. It looks like our media is so concerned with the ObamaClinton clash that it totally misses the emergence of the old Russian policy with a new face. Some of the latest White House international policies have infuriated the Kremlin to a point that their internal support is now consolidated behind nationalistic emotions towards everyone who dosn't agree with them. Dmitry Medvedev is the new Putin or should I say Putin's puppet. Many people speculate the future of the Russian Federation. What is next? We have already pushed the "Ruskies" further east. They are not happy with the missiles in the former Eastern Block or Kosovo's independence. European Union continues to push the envelope. Every history book proudly depicts the win during the Cold War and how the USSR collapsed under their impossible ideology. That's fine, but do we need to push further? China is

already emerging as a strong opponents of the West. We do not need the Russians to join their effort. Supported with over 50 million voters the new President said he would continue the successful political path Putin has started. The European watch dog for fair election, has commented that there was no transparency and categorized the elections as unfair. According to - the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Putin's administration posted severe restrictions on the international observers. In my opinion 70.2 percent of the voters activity resembles the good old Communist election tactics. With Medvedev as president and Putin as prime minister Russia will definitely do what is "best" for its people. Moscow Police already shut down the opposition's protests. And after all probably nothing will change. Putin w i 11 still be in power. k. Dictatorship is nminent. After all, Russians have never experienced democracy and I do not believe it will happen now.

THE VISTA Kasey Weston Criminal Justice - freshman

"I would drink a good bottle of wine with my dad, play a board game with my brothers, get a pedicure with my mom and go shopping for my funeral dress." Angela Patton Accounting - freshman

"I'd live just like I live everyday, balls out!"

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UCO, OSU offer pre-med early assurance program by Nelson Solomon Staff Writer

UCO is partnering with the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa to provide the OSU-UCO Early Assurance Program, a pre-medical program for UCO students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, according to University Relations. The joint venture will allow both UCO and OSUCHS the opportunity to recruit students early in their educational paths and will allow them the ability to better plan their futures in medicine. UCO students are assured admission to the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine provided they meet the requirements of eligibility and receive satisfactory scores on the qualitative portion of the admission process, according to University Relations. Dr. Leigh Goodson, vice

president for Enrollment Management and External Affairs for the OSU-CHS, said that the partnership program comes out of the OSUCHS faculty and administration's confidence in UCO's pre-medical curriculum. "The pilot program focuses our recruitment efforts with prospective medical students early in their academic careers," Goodson said in an article on OSUCHS Web site. To be eligible, students must complete 49 hours of specified prerequisite science courses at UCO, maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA and full-time enrollment and interview with and be recommended by the UCO Premedical Advisory Committee, among other requirements, according to University Relations. Candidates for the program must score at least an 8.0 average on the three

numerically scored sections of the Medical College

Admissions Test and have their scores reported to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service before June of the application year, according to University Relations. Goodson said the school is "pleased to work with UCO's strong pre-medical curricu-

time. She runs an excellent pre-medical advising program and we knew she could help us with this pilot project," Goodson said in a press release. Ewing, health profession advisor for UCO's College of Mathematics and Science, said the Early Assurance Program would appeal to a wide range of different students interested in medical school. "The really wonderful aspect of this agreement, in my mind, is that it applies equally to traditional-aged students who started full time with us as freshmen, as well as post-baccalaureate students who start here, compile: ally the requirements 4tria need a fresh start in ' terms of academic history," Ewing said in a press release. U C 0 President Roger Webb praised the

lum to allow students to better chart progress with early assurance information." She said she sees regularity with the students who come to the school from UCO. "UCO consistently

sends us students who come to us well prepared. They do very well in our program. Additionally, we have been working with UCO's Dr. Anne Ewing for a long

program as part of a new model and a key aspect of the future of higher education. "This kind of creative partnership helps to identify emerging leaders for a future of better health care for Oklahomans," Webb said. "We are pleased that OSU recognizes the excellent science and pre-med programs at UCO and the successes our students have utilizing their education." The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks to admit students in the D.O. degree program who are well grounded in biology and physical sciences, and who display the academic and personal skills required to be successful in the program. For more information, contact Ewing at 974-5911, or visit www.biology.ucok.edu/ PersonalPages/AEwingWeb/ index.html.

Students give insight concerning low graduation rates by Rachael Tully Contributing Writer

The Center for Undergraduate Academic Advisement and Enrollment Management hosted a luncheon and round table discussion for UCO students Thursday afternoon at the Cherokee Room in the Nigh University Center. Coordinator of the Academic Advisement Center Timber Sorochynskyi facilitated the event. "We want to see how we can raise

UCO's retention rate and see you graduate with your degree," Sorochynskyi told the students. Sorochynskyi listened to the students speak on many issues concerning their experience at UCO. The students voiced their opinions on subjects that were hindering them from completing their undergraduate degrees. Students voiced likes and dislikes about the university and discussed the problems they faced in choosing a major. They also shared

insights into the real issues they were facing. Jonathan Manning, a psychology major, said he wished his college would inform him on what jobs he could do with his degree. Sorochynskyi listened as she recorded the students' opinions on a flip chart. Mary Ellen Roberts, chemistry health science major, said she was' glad to voice her opinion. "This makes me feel better," she said, "Maybe something will change for the better."

Assistant Director of Advisement and Retention Stephanie Driver said the ' event was designed to understand why students were not finishing their degrees at UCO. "We wanted to hear what they had to say," she said. Driver sent out 15,000 e-mails to students, inviting them to the luncheon and roundtable discussion. Driver said she and Sorochynskyi plan to take the feedback to Director of Academic Advisement and

Retention Dr. Jay Corwin. Driver said that UCO's retention rate was 36 to 38 percent for students taking six years to complete their degrees. "This information will help us produce educated and developed graduates to help contribute to society," Driver said. Heather Tournear, a chemistry health science major, transferred to UCO from Southwestern Oklahoma State University two years ago.

"This event hosted by our advisors was a great encouragement to show how much UCO cares about their students," Tournear said. Any student seeking advisement can contact the UCO Center for Undergraduate Academic Advisement office at 974-2342, reference the Web site at http://broncho2. ucok.edu/advisement/ or visit the office located on the first floor of the Nigh University Center.

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ROTC Navigates Arcadia Lake Photos by Brenda O'Brian

Cadets study and plot the quickest route on their maps during a land navigation course on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Arcadia Lake.

Cadet Elijah Barnes studies a map of Arcadia Lake.

Members of the Broncho Battalion wait in line to receive their maps and compasses for the navigation course.

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Lamb displays photography Bronchos jam, raise dough by Laura Hoffert Staff Writer

by Jordan Richison Staff Writer UCO senior photography student Samantha Lamb will display over 40 new photographs from her collection March 6 to April 12 at the City Arts Center located at Fair Park on 3000 General Pershing Blvd. The gallery, which is called "The Sea, The Surge and The Seamstress," is free to the public. It is described as when the sea meets the light spectrum. Lamb says the exhibit is based on the infamous analogue "A Stitch in Time." She said she wanted to create small parts of this world with the characters of a smoky fisherman and one of the seamstresses by the name of Astoria who is the embodiment of morning light. "The fisherman is eternally seeking and hoping to find peace and Astoria spreads hope and joy like seeds and brings dawn into day," Lamb said. Lamb said the gallery will also show a story about salt and the morning light while 2,000 spools of thread and hidden antique keys hang from the ceiling. With this series, she wants people to experience a world where the origin of color is evinced. She hopes they walk away with a more positive outlook and thoughts on life. "There is a ton of emotion in this series. The discovering of a breath giving life filled with light and salt," Lamb said. She wanted to have this show because she knew this series could connect with other people. She said people will walk away from her exhibit feeling inspired. "I hope people walk away inspired and truly live a life with a little more light,"

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Samantha Lamb will display new photographs in her photo exhibit, "The Sea, the Surge, and the Seamstress" from March 6 to April 12 at the City Arts Center. Lamb said. Lamb got into photography because she felt light needed to be captured, kept and enjoyed. She said she used music as her inspiration for her photography. Her two favorite artists are Iron and Wine and Sam Beam. Lamb said she is glad to present her artwork at the City Arts Center because they love the community. She said another thing interesting about the housing exhibit is it's circular round room with

about a 50-foot high ceiling making it look a little like an observatory. "It is a perfect place to set up my little light and salt filled world," Lamb said. For more information about Samantha Lamb, visit SamanthaLambphotography. corn. To find out more about the exhibit, call the City Arts Center at 951-0000 or visit their website at www.cityartscenter.org.

Broncho Jam was held last Tuesday, at the UCO Jazz Lab, to help to raise money for missionary work that Amy and Chad Raunborg hope to start in the upcoming months to benefit people in developing countries. Amy will visit Cambodia to help sexually trafficked women and children with Hagar House while Chad, her husband, will visit Rwanda providing daily assistance to orphans who lost their families to HIV/AIDS. The benefit concert started with Sherree Chamberlain and Adam Zodrow, ofThe Sherree Chamberlain Band. I've seen Sherree win my high school's battle of the bands and open for Jim Bianco and Gary Jules this past summer. Every time I've been entertained, but her obscure lyrics or talent on the piano and guitar has never really affected me. Perhaps it was because she was without her full band, but she was able to talk to the audience more and tell the stories behind her songs. "Bird Song" has always been a crowd favorite, but often times the listener is intrigued by the intricacies of the lyrics and the music winding together rather than the actual song itself She explained that the song is about a little girl watching a bird from her window during winter. While the other birds have all flown south but he stays behind because he knows he's getting old and wants to die in the tree that has provided him shelter during his life. The whole room got a little somber, including myself, when she started to play. Then it happened, Sherree started playing and the story and the lyrics began tying together while her voice grew louder and then my eyes start to sting. I am not crier, but she's that good. I've been to plenty of concerts in my life where I have had golden opportuni-

ties to cry. For instance, I saw John Mayer, when I was 15. I was in my prime for crying and holding a poster twice my size while declaring my love for him, but I didn't. The Flaming Lips in 2006, Wayne Coyne waved and greeted my sister and me, but I didn't cry. Instead, I flailed my arm around and looked like a total idiot. She managed to make my friend, who likes everything except indie-folk, turn to me and ask if the band would be selling CD's. Sadly, they did not. The Neighborhood also preformed, marking the first time in three years to play in Edmond. They're a loud band that has the effect to make random girls flip their

hair around and claim • to be dancing. They didn't talk very much, because the audience reaction spoke for them. During "Shoot to Kill," two girls started the hair dance thing and cheered them on. They have an extremely loud set, the amps were set a bit too high, but the applause from the crowd could have easily overpowered the band. People love this band. Maybe it's their ability to make them dance, or rattle the audiences' bones with the amazing drumming. Whatever the case may be, three years is far too long for The Neighborhood to disappear from Edmond's music scene again.

by Vista photographer Brenda O'Brian

Sherree Chamberlain performs during the Broncho Jam Benefit Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the UCO Jazz Lab.

Find identity with religion, sex by Justin Langston Senior Staff Writer

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This Friday and Saturday, the University of Central Oklahoma will host the Sexual Identity and Spirituality Conference. The conference set up as a way for the gay community and the religious community to discuss spirituality and religion. While the conference has been held in Oklahoma for several years, this is the first time it has been held at UCO. "The point of the conference is to show what the GBLT [Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian and Transgendered] community and the spiritual community have to offer each other," English Chair and GATE [Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality] advisor David Macey said. "We want to make it as inclusive

as possible." The conference will begin on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Liberal Arts building and will open with a lecture by Deborah Appler, a professor of the Old Testament at Moravian College in •Bethlehem, Pa. The conference will have several lectures and workshops, with topics ranging from scripture studies, interfaith discussions on sexuality and relationship issues concerning family and couples. Reverend Kathy McCallie of the Church of Open Arms in Oklahoma City and Reverend Scott Jones of the Cathedral of Hope in Oklahoma City are organizing the conference. Both churches have proclaimed that homosexuality is neither a sin nor a sickness and have set up the conference to make their support of the gay com-

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE P-T & F-T in Edmond working with individuals with disablilities. Male staff also needed. Paid training. Start $7.50 p/hr. or more. Call Panhandle Opportunities @ 405-942-4822.

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SPRAY TECHNICIAN Green Turf Inc. is currently seeking spray technician. Must have good attitude and a willingness to learn. Applicators license preferred, but not required. Will train. Apply at 2400 E. Britton Rd., or call (405)771-5300.

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DAYS INN & SUITES FRONTIER CITY Hiring full-time desk clerk. 7am - 3pm. Call 478-2554. SMITH CARPETING & COLOR-TILE Warehouse help needed. Flexible hours. 340-6433.

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"Devil May Cry 4" is the first game in the long running series that finally captures the essence of the series, something that has eluded the developers at Capcom since the series inception in 2001. Finally, the player can be as tough and awesome as the games rendered cut scenes portray, without requiring the player to posses nearly superhuman gaming reflexes. "Devil May Cry 4" follows Nero, a brash young knight who is a part of the Order of the Sword, a religious group who worships the heroic demon Sparda, who's tracking down Dante, the series' normal protagonist. Dante, in a twist, appeared suddenly during a church service and murders Nero's boss with a bullet to the face. Really, the plot is a flimsy excuse to allow a couple of superhumanly heroic tough guys in sweet long coats kick a bucket load of demon butt, so there's not really much to concern the player with. The game is set up like just about every other game in the series. The player takes control of a superhuman badass wearing a trench coat with a sword, gun and perfect hair. The player travels to different, gothic-inspired locales and fights off a bunch of demons. What's different in this game is there are two characters instead of one. Series veterans will be happy to know that Dante is playable for seven of the game's 20 levels, and in the unlockable battle arena. He plays just like he did in "Devil May Cry 3," although a couple of his combat styles are a bit reconfigured from the previous entry. He's also

a bit tougher and stronger in this game than he's ever been before. Nero plays completely different from Dante, as Nero relies heavily on his demonic arm to grab and throw his opponents, which figures heavily into Nero's combos. Both characters handle elegantly, possessing superb dexterity and move with nearly unequaled grace, all thanks to a well planned control scheme. Combos are pulled off with ease, and they always look incredibly awesome to watch. While the combat doesn't have the visceral appeal that "God of War" does, it's probably the most cinematic combat in video games. The high-octane acrobatic combat is almost as fun to watch as it is to play. It's an incredible feeling to pop some punk demon into the air, jump up in mid air and cut him up, slam him to the ground and finish him off with a shotgun blast to the face. No other game really captures this style of combat as well as this one does. "Devil May Cry 4" does not have an unforgiving difficulty level like its predecessors. While the game does provide a challenge to players, it's not as daunting to a more casual player. This is certainly an improvement, considering how ludicrously unbalanced the difficulty has been in the past, especially during the third installment. Finally, the game has actual control over the camera. While overall control is still limited, the lack of camera control has been a huge issue with nearly every game in the • rire,'_and has been a cause of as Many deaths a§tiOrittal enemies. The game still falls victim

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Men's b-ball dominates Southeastern Six UCO wrestlers going to Nationals by Justin Langston Senior Staff Writer

The UCO men's basketball team hosted Southeastern Oklahoma State this weekend, where the team closed out the regular season with an impressive 85-41 victory, with UCO leading the entire game. UCO finished the regular season 22-5, being completely undefeated at home, and taking the LSC top seed for the tournament. "We did a nice job of controlling the game from the opening tip and it was a great way to end the season with an unblemished record at home," UCO head coach Terry Evans told Broncho Sports. "Still, we have another season that begins tomorrow and a very tough and athletic opponent to prepare for in Angelo State. This team has had a tremendous amount of success, but there's still a lot we would like to accomplish this season." UCO jump-started its lead into double digits within the first four minutes of the contest. After a trio of consecutive three pointers, UCO scored 15 unanswered points to increase the Broncho's lead to 21 points before the first 10 minutes had concluded. UCO went into intermission leading by nearly 30 points, hovering over Southeastern's 15 points with 44. Coming out of halftime, UCO continued to dominate the court. UCO's advantage climbed as high as 47 points before things began to slow down in the final 10 minutes. It was a game of highs and lows, with UCO having a season high of 57 rebounds, while Southeastern had new season lows in total points scored, shooting average, field goals made and assists. Guard/forward Sam Belt led the team in total points,

by Jeff Massie Sports Writer The Bronchos qualified six wrestlers for Nationals en route to winning their 18th regional title in the last 19 years. The top four placers at each of the Regional tournaments advance to compete for a national title. The more qualifiers, the more chances the team has to earn points and win a national title. Last year, the Bronchos advanced all 10 grapplers. "We battled hard and it's kind of a bittersweet feeling, UCO head coach David James said in a statement to UCO's Media Relations. "Obviously I'm happy the team won, but only qualifying six is a disappointment. But I like the six we've got and I'm not going to concede anything." UCO dropped three quarterfinal matches, and of the seven to advance to the semis, six went on to the finals. Nick Rice, Brent Sarette and Jason Leavitt each lost his first contest of the tournament. Leavitt managed to win his next match when he pinned his opponent in less than a minute but he was then defeated just one win short of competing for third. Leavitt placed sixth. Daniel Morrison was the lone grappler to drop in the semifinals. He fell in a close

overtime defeat and went on to place sixth. Tim Elliot, Kyle Evans, Colby Robinson, Heath Jolley, Jarrett Edison and Dustin Finn each reached the finals. No. 1 Evans captured his fourth straight regional title after winning the tournament in dominating fashion. He , won each of his three matches by technical fall, including 21-6 win in the finals. Evans won a national championship last season when he went undefeated the entire year. He'll again be the favorite to take home the gold. Jolley and Finn also won their brackets. Jolley pinned his opponent in the third period and Finn earned a hardfought 5-2 decision. Finn had a longer route to a championship than most grapplers. The heavyweight conquered four straight opponents to be crowned the best competitor in/the region. Elliot, Robinson and Edison each came in second best. Elliot lost by nine and Robinson fell by a slimmer margin — two points. Edison suffered a 13-5 setback but each will still be able to cornpete for a national title. The Bronchos have posted 15 national championships and will have an opportunity for another one on March 14 and 15 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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The Vista March 04, 2008  

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

The Vista March 04, 2008  

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