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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Student to compete at top theater competition

Concert to support UCO student with cancer

by Courtney Bryce Managing Editor

by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

Beauty is the only thing on Debra Reed’s mind as she prepares to compete in the hair and makeup category against the nation’s top students April 18-22 in Washington D.C. The Kennedy Center American Theater College Festival is a year- round competition that involves 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide where students perform and are judged by respondents. Reed said she won the Hair and Make-up Design Award at both the state level of ATCF held Fall 2005 at UCO and the Regional VI ATCF held March 2 at Tulsa Community College. “This is the coolest thing in the world,” Reed said. Reed said at the competition she will attend classes with the best teachers from the nation and watch the performances of the plays that made it at night. “It’s just once in a lifetime that you meet people like this. You have to work like a dog to meet people and make connections. It takes a long time for an opportunity like this,” Reed said. Reed said people from television, film and theatre looking for the top hair and makeup students will be at this competition. She said the winner receives free tuition to an advanced hair and makeup school. “If I won this next level then I’d pick to go to New York or

the songs barely resembled Porter’s original compositions. The devisers toyed with time signatures, dissonant harmonies and the very structure of the songs. The script is one of the many Cole Porter reviews or tributes available on the Broadway market but not one of the best. The show was well sung for the most part, but it lacked the air of decadence and scandal that gives Porter’s music its edge. The cast included three women: Kimila Combs, Lauren Nelson and Danielle Flesher, and three men: Ryan Mobley, Kelly Claunch and Terren Wooten. All the performers were good, but Combs and Wooten stole the show with their charisma and talent. The first act started with “Anything Goes,” or a close facsimile thereof. The company sang it well and gave it their all, but it just wasn’t ‘hot.’ The

A free benefit concert to promote ovarian cancer awareness and support a UCO student with the disease will be held March 31 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Starbucks parking lot on the corner of Second Street and Baumann Avenue. Samantha Olson, a 20-yearold photo arts senior, was diagnosed last November with Stage IV ovarian cancer, the final stage of the disease. “I met her last semester in an art class and heard her story and just wanted to do something about it,” said Jerrod Smith, 2D studio art junior. “I got the idea to do a benefit concert about a month ago.” The concert is open to the public and will feature four live bands, including Dreams from Jettison, comedy band Grandpa Griffith and acoustic musicians Daniel Walcher and Joshua Smith Drawings for prizes and free Starbucks drip coffee will take place all night. Prizes include gift certificates and food coupons to restaurants including Flat Tire Burger, Charleston’s, Outback Steakhouse, Lottinville’s, Jamba Juice, CiCi’s Pizza and Squeeze, Smith said. Leslie Noonan, psychology sophomore, said Olson goes to school full time, works, lives on her own and flies to Chicago for chemo treatments. “Any time anyone has anything this severe, it’s obviously going to be very expensive,” Smith said. He said large donation bins will be there for people who wish to help. Smith encourages people to come prepared to give. “I want her to be recognized even though she doesn’t want to be. I want the focus to be about awareness about ovarian cancer, which is one of the most deadly forms of cancer,” Smith said. “The main focus of this is to raise awareness so that it doesn’t happen to anyone else.” Smith said ovarian cancer is rarely detected early enough for adequate treatment because women are not tested for the disease in a pap smear, though they are tested for cervical cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of new cancer cases and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women ages 35-74, according to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. An estimated one in 55 women will develop the disease at some point in her life. Watching for early symptoms can help catch the disease. Warning signs include pelvic or abdominal pain, persistent stomach upsets such as gas, nausea and indigestion, frequent urination, unexplained weight gain or loss, pelvic or abdominal swelling or a feeling of fullness, persistent fatigue and unexplained changes in bowel habits, according to the coalition. “I think the biggest thing about Samantha is that she just

see COLE, page 11

see CONCERT, page 5

by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Sony KC, speech language pathology sophomore, front left, plays guitar and sings "We Are One," with international students at the International Food Festival March 22 in the Nigh University Center ballroom.

Food Festival brings international flavor by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

More than 15 different student organizations served their native food at the annual International Food Festival March 22 in the University Center ballrooms. “Overall, we’re very pleased with the outcome of the food festival,” said Juliana Marin, International Student Council vice president, nursing junior and chair of the event for the see THEATER, page 10 past two years.

“We had the International Festival, where the food is free, but the International Food Festival is a time when different organizations raise money for their organization,” said Josephine Mangoli, ISC president and human resource management senior. “It’s not to benefit the ISC, but each organization themselves benefits from what they sell,” Marin said. She said some organizations use the money for a scholarship foundation or to

fund future events. “It’s a great incentive for an organization because they get to advertise what’s going on, tell people about their food and their organization,” Marin said. UCO’s contract with Chartwell's Food Service usually does not allow outside food into the University Center, but the food service makes special provisions for ISC, she said. “They only make an exception for us twice a year: one is

for the International Festival which is in the fall, and the Food Festival, which is in the spring, because they can’t make the international foods that we make,” Marin said. Mangoli said this year’s festival grew in participation and attendance. She said about eight more countries participated this year. “A lot of people went down and tried our food,” said Marco Rodriguez, international trade

see FOOD, page 7

Theater review: 'Hot 'n Cole' Six UCO Music Theater students sing and dance to Cole Porter tunes in 'Hot 'n Cole'

by Heather Warlick Staff Writer The UCO Music Theater division put on a hot and cold version of “Hot ‘N Cole” March 23-25 at the UCO Jazz Lab. Barbara Berard directed the production and six theater students starred in the production, singing and dancing to the tunes of Cole Porter, the legendary composer who wrote musicals like “Kiss Me Kate,” “Can Can” and “Anything Goes.” “The Cole Cats Band” accompanied the singers with UCO students, Susan WrightMogilka on piano, John Cole on bass and Doug Fallis on percussion. They were one of the best elements of the production. Porter’s music is technically difficult in its original form, but much more tricky in the form it took last weekend. The show was devised by by Vista photographer Brett Deering arrangers Armstrong, Waldrop Kimila Combs looks on as Terren Wooten sings "Tale of the Oyster" in the UCO school of music's and Coyle, who took so many production of "Hot 'n Cole" March 24 at the UCO Jazz Lab. liberties with the arrangements

Bronchos in first place The UCO softball and baseball teams hold on to the top spots in the Lone Star Conference after doubleheaders last weekend.

See Sports pg. 14

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? UCO President Dr. W. Roger Webb recalls his trip to New York City to see the UCO Wind Symphony perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall.

See Opinion pg. 2

Cinderella dances on Few experts thought George Mason even deserved a spot in the NCAA Tournament. After upsetting topseeded UConn, the Patriots head to the Final Four.

See News pg. 8



March 28, 2006

theVista Editorial


Matt Cauthron, Editor in Chief Courtney Bryce, Managing Editor Trisha Evans, Copy Editor Ashley Romano, Copy Editor

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UCO Wind Symphony performs at famed Carnegie Hall The Vista: There is an old joke that goes, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.  Practice.  Practice.”  The 50 members of the UCO Wind Symphony, who performed at Carnegie last week, got there after years of music lessons and countless hours of practice, practice, practice. Last spring, when their conductor Brian Lamb first mentioned that the UCO Wind Symphony had an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall and asked if he thought they could raise the money to make the trip, I suggested they “go for it.”  And they did!  They held the fundraisers, tapped their friends, and they raised the money.  One of the more counter-intuitive events was Bikers for the Band fundraiser where motorcycle riders get off their bikes and listen to Bach. The invitation came after Dr. Lamb submitted tapes to the Mid America Concert Series at Carnegie Hall.  You cannot turn down an opportunity to play in the premier music performance venue in the United States.  This is the hallowed hall where, over the past hundred years, many of the world’s most renowned artists have appeared including, Marian Anderson,

George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Isaac Stern and the UCO Wind Symphony. Like most of the students, this was my first trip to Carnegie Hall. Located at the corner of 7th Ave. and 57th Street, the imposing building has large glass window showcases with promotion signs, pictures and names of artists appearing at future dates. In March, the lineup of star guests includes Mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter, Bass-Baritone, Thomas Quasthoff, Tenor, Ian Bostridge, jazz artists Joshua Redman and Herbie Hancock, The New York Pops, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, The Kronos Quartet, Broadway and pop singers, Ann Hampton Callaway, Linda Etter and Conductor Brian Lamb and the UCO Wind Symphony with Valery Kuleshov.  Not bad company. The experience of walking into the 2,800 seat Isaac Stern Auditorium, the largest of three performance halls, took my breath away.  It is an architectural showplace with gold trim on huge columns that reach to the heavens and frame five levels of seating. They recently named the big hall after the great violinist Isaac Stern.  It was Stern who said, “Carnegie Hall is the Holy Grail

for performing artists.” Several UCO students agreed, realizing that this was the opportunity of a lifetime. When oboist KaDee Bramlett slowly walked out on the Ronald Perelman stage, you could see the excitement in her eyes.  When Brian Lamb quickly followed to the applause of the audience, you could have believed that he was walking on a cloud.  With incredible presence and command, he raised his baton and you could hear a pin drop in the packed house. As a classical music critic, I have zero credentials.  But even one completely unschooled in fine music could quickly realize that David Maslanka’s, Traveler, was an extremely difficult and challenging piece to offer anywhere, especially to one of the most sophisticated audiences in the world.  Fifteen minutes later, the appreciative reaction from the house told me that it passed the Carnegie test.  Then, as a second number, the orchestra performed Stravinsky’s Concerto for piano and winds, featuring UCO Artist in Residence, Valery Kuleshov. Admittedly, having one of the world’s finest pianists as your featured artist is a bit like playing in a golf scramble with Tiger Woods on your team.  It does wonders for your confidence, to say nothing of quality.

Valery, of course, is no stranger to Carnegie Hall, having played there twice before as the headliner of his solo recitals. This night he lived up to his billing and his famous runs brought the crowd to the very edge of their fancy, red plush seats. As a final number, the group selected a fun piece, Baron Cimetiere’s Mambo, and when Conductor Lamb finally brought his stick down, the audience showed its favor with a thundering applause.  As the young performers picked up their instruments and walked off stage, they could not have felt better about themselves and their dream performance.  I know Dean John Clinton, Dr. Kathleen Wilson, Director of the UCO School of Music and I could not have been more proud, even if were we leaving an NCAA Final Four game with UCO as the winner.  This was not March Madness, it was closer to March Gladness, but the pride of accomplishment is just as grand.  These UCO student musicians performed like professionals, with class and dignity while on stage. They also conducted themselves like leaders and good citizens while in the Big Apple, representing their proud University, city and state. Roger


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“I think we need to improve parking.”

“Everything is perfect for me here.”

“Better communication between teachers and students.”

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March 28, 2006

Theater dept. to produce 4-show run of 'Green Gables' by Mark Hall Staff Writer

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

Courtney Drumm, theater senior, rehearses for the upcoming production of 'Anne of Green Gables' with co-star Sara Hollis, 11, of Edmond, March 23 in Mitchell Hall Theater.

UCO’s theater program is presenting the play “Anne of Green Gables� at 7:30 p.m. March 30 through April 1 and at 2:00 p.m. April 2. Dr. Robert McGill, the plays director, said the play is a coming of age story that has to be reproduced countless times. “Anne has to deal with problems everyone deals with,� McGill said. McGill said the play is set in a small Canadian town in the late 19th century. The play follows Anne Shirley, an orphan who is adopted by the Cuthbert’s, an elderly brother and sister who live in a small, simple town. The play follows Anne as she becomes an adult. “Anne is a spark of life for the community,� McGill said. “She wants love and affection.� McGill said the play closely follows the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but some scenes were cut for time, but UCO has added a scene from the book that was not in the play. Courtney Drumm, theater senior, who has acted in “Comic Potential,� and “Two Gentlemen of Verona,� plays the lead of Anne. Drumm said Anne is a “piece of work.� “She is someone everyone can relate to,� Drumm said. Jimmy Pike, theater sophomore, who has acted in “Two Gentlemen of Verona,� and other studentdirected one-act plays, plays the


CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS n Campus Life will sponsor “Read and Lead,� a leadership book reading, from 121 p.m. April 19. The featured book, “The story of my life: An Afghan Girl on the other side of the sky,� and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. For more information, call Emily Overocker at 974-3589. n The Public Relations Student Society of America will hold a monthly meeting at 6 p.m. March 28 in Room 105 of the Communications Building. A panel of public relations professionals from 20 Hats PR Firm and the Adventure District will speak and answer questions. For more information, call Stephanie Johnson at 401-4539. n An informational meeting will be held for criminal justice majors interested in a paid practicum from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 30 in Room 211 of the Liberal Arts Building. Candidates should be juniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Call Kathryn Williams at 974-5546. n A silent auction will be held March 2024 in Suite 124, the Millennium Conference room in the Max Chambers Library. The auction will benefit the Teacher Incentive Grant-Multicultural Education. For more information, call Gina Lopez at 974-5138. n Applications for the 2006 Winter Glow Committee are now available in the Campus Life office and must be turned in by 5 p.m. April 5. For more information, contact Campus Life at 974-2363.

see ANNE, page 10






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Women's football: OKC Lightning to hold open tryouts

March 28, 2006


UCO student engineers to host regional conference

Go Long!

by Hannah Jackson

by Aaron Miller

Contributing Student Writer

Contributing Student Writer

The Oklahoma City Lightning semi-professional women’s football team will hold open tryouts Saturday at Northeast High School for the ongoing 2006 season. The tryouts begin at 10 a.m. and will consist of practicing with the team, multiple drills for specific positions and conditioning. All applicants must be female and at least 18 years old. No prior experience is necessary. There will be a mandatory $35 tryout fee.  “Being a team member requires dedication,” said five-year starting quarterback Kim Mitchell. The team is a player and coach owned team, so members participate in a lot of fund raising events. Decisions concerning the football team are all decided by the actual players and coaching staff. The team practices four times a week and will travel a lot during season Mitchell said.  “It’s more than just a game, more than just a sport -- it’s a group of people that have taken me under their wing and helped me deal with real-life issues beyond just football and I couldn’t think of a better reason to play,” said Aly Branstetter, a junior at UCO and a running back for the team.  The first 2006 game will be against the Shreveport ShockHers at 7:05 p.m. April 15 at Oklahoma City’s Taft Stadium. The season lasts until Aug. 5 when the championship game will be played in Pittsburgh.  The Lightning have been a member of the National Women’s Football Association for the last six years. The NWFA has more than 40 teams in 23 states. The game is full-contact played with full pads and regulated by National Football Association Rules. The head coaches, Leonard “Coco” Bullock and “Big” Mike Harris, teach the team in-depth plays and expect professional results from the women.  “Losing is not an option.” Bullock said.   The OKC Lightning were Southern Conference runner-up in 2003 and 2005. In 2004, the women were Southern Conference champions and NWFA runnersup. Thirty-eight OKC Lightning players have been selected for the All-Star team in the recent years. In 2004 the Lightning had the leading rusher in the league and had the second leading scorer in 2005.  Northeast High School is located on NE 30th Street and Kelley Ave. Anyone interested in trying out should contact Bullock either via email at Leonardbulock@ or call (405) 514-3696. The team’s website is

The UCO student chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, along with the Oklahoma City ASSE chapter, will be hosting the Second Annual ASSE Region III Student Leadership Conference April 1 in the Heritage Ballroom of the Nigh University Center. Between 60-70 students from seven schools throughout Oklahoma and Texas will attend, along with national and local safety professionals who volunteered to help with the conference. The conference, developed by the Region III Planning Committee, will feature a series of sessions concerning job placement in the safety industry, conducting mock job interviews and a panel discussion of safety industries. “We want students to network with students from other programs and exchange ideas,” said Gayle Snider, industrial safety instructor, who will be assisting in mock interviews and coordinating as an assistant to the conference. “It’s also important for students to learn how to interview for jobs and know what questions to ask,” Amber Bell, safety senior and ASSE student chapter president, said she hopes the conference will provide a better understanding of the opportunities gained with a safety degree and raise awareness of the safety program at UCO. The conference will start with a meet-and-greet reception from 6-8:30 p.m. March 31 at Milano’s Pizzeria, and registration will begin the following day at 7:30 a.m., with the conference starting at 9 a.m. For more information on the conference contact Rebecca Ginsburg at (713) 546-6018 or Steve Gray at (214) 869-3507.

by Vista photographer Brett Deering

Victor Slavinski, finance sophomore, takes advantage of warming temperatures by tossing around the pigskin March 24 on the Murdaugh Hall lawn.

CONCERT from page 1 genuinely loves other people,” Noonan said. “She’s never stood up and tried to get anybody to pay attention to herself at all.” “She’s probably one of the most amazing girls I’ve ever met,” Smith said. “One of the most selfless, hard-working, dedicated, talented

people I know and I feel like she deserves to be recognized for who she is, because she has definitely changed my perspective on life.” Smith said so far the response to the concert has been, “super positive. Everyone has been super cool about everything, and we’ve found people out there who can relate.” “I got probably 50 phone calls today from different people,” he

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said. Dozens of volunteers blanketed Edmond with fliers March 25, featuring artwork by Aldon Stone, graphic design senior. “Samantha’s made me and probably every other person that’s crossed her path cherish each moment without really intentionally doing so,” Noonan said. “She unknowingly is changing people’s lives. She’s really opening the eyes of the people around her.” Nathan Winfrey can be reached at

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ROTC meets CH-47D

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

UCO ROTC sophomore cadet Joseph Hoskins, left, and freshman cadet Roberta Williams practice emergency unloads from an Oklahoma Army National Guard Chinook CH-47D helicopter March 23 on the practice soccer field north of Edmond Fire Station 1. Primarily used for troop transport, the Chinook has been used extensively to fight recent state-wide grass fires.

by Vista photographer Brett Deering

Warrant officer Ronald Black, Okla. Army Natl. Guard, explains helicopter physics.

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UCO senior cadet Chris Gehri instructs ROTC members about survival techniques to use in the event of a helicopter crash.

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UCO ROTC cadets prepare to board a Chinook with the up-to 5,000-horsepower twin rotors turning during troop-loading exercises.


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FOOD from page 1 senior. He estimated that each organization raised between $70 and $80 apiece. Mangoli said another improvement this year was the addition of live entertainment. Students performed international dances to a variety of crowd-pleasing music. Mangoli said the French club, a student organization not affiliated with the ISC, participated this year, and that she hopes to see more of that in the future. “For next year, we want to include other organizations like the Greeks,� she said. “We want to include even the different restaurants that want to come and sell their stuff. We want to make it bigger.� “We’re thinking of putting the International Women’s Day and the festival together, to be one event, so we can raise money for a worthy cause,� Mangoli said. Marin said the International Women’s Day is an event that raises money for international women students who are in financial need, and that she likes the idea of combining the two events. “That way we can sell more things at once and make it one project,� Marin said. She said the spring semester is a very busy time for the ISC, and consolidation of the events would help simplify things. Future events for the ISC include a volleyball tournament that began March 26 and will finish April 2 at the Wellness Center starting at 3 p.m. and the International Pageant March 31 at 6 p.m. in by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki Constitution Hall. Admission to the pageant is $3 with a student ID and $5 without. Money From left, Hsieng-I Lin, international trade freshman, Yvonne Wang, hotel management sophomore, goes to support the Ronald and Jenny Fang, interpersonal communications sophomore, serve Taiwanese food at the International Paddack Scholarship. Food Festival March 22 at the Nigh University Center ballroom. Nathan Winfrey can be reached at

OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD ATTENTION STUDENTS!!!! Herbert S. Dordick Award for an Outstanding Mentor Please take a minute and nominate a faculty or staff member here at UCO who helped you as an undergraduate. This person should be one who made a difference to you and helped you make important educational decisions. Fill this out, attach your separate letter, and turn into the UCO Foundation (Evans Hall 102) by MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2006.

Wildlife habitat finds home at UCO by Ashley Romano Copy Editor The National Wildlife Federation certified UCO as a wildlife habitat site earlier this semester. “We were certified because we provide food, shelter and water for wildlife ‌ specifically birds,â€? said Connie Gall, landscaping supervisor. Louisa Grant, habitat education assistant for the federation, said other than providing food, water and shelter, certified habitat sites also conserve natural resources. “We spend very little money on pesticides,â€? Gall said. The university spends about $500 per year on pesticides. A contractor sprays the grounds twice a year, Gall said. “By reducing or eliminating the need for fertilizers and pesticides you in turn help to protect the air, water and soil,â€? Grant said. Gall said the university tries to plant vegetation that attracts predator insects, insects that eat other insects that destroy

plants. “We plant things that bring beneficial insects, like ladybugs or lacewings,â€? Gall said. UCO is the only Oklahoma university to be certified as a habitat site by the federation. The campus was certified in February. “It’s something you can do yourself to give back ‌ and attract wildlife,â€? Grant said. Habitat restoration is becoming more important as urban developments continue to encroach on wildlife habitats, Grant said. “It’s a way of helping to protect the environment,â€? Grant said. The National Wildlife Federation has certified more than 60,000 schools and businesses nationwide as backyard wildlife habitats. UCO is among the more than 2,400 schools throughout the United States that have been certified as wildlife habitat sites. The certification is a step toward the campus becoming an

see WILDLIFE, page 11

Contestants prepare for international pageant by Heather Warlick Staff Writer Ademola Adeyemi and Greisi Lalazi, the reigning Mr. and Ms. UCO International, will hand over their titles to the winners of this year’s International Pageant at 7 p.m. March 31 in Constitution Hall. “We international students come from all different worlds, and we want to expose the UCO community to our cultures,� said Alex Ogunde, president of the Nigerian Student Association. “[The contestants] want people to know who they are and why they are here.� The contestants will compete in several categories including traditional wear and talent. Five UCO faculty and staff members will serve as judges. Adeyemi, a biomedical engineering senior, and Lalazi, a business and finance senior, are planning a farewell duet. Adeyemi said he will be sad to give up his title. “I will miss it a whole lot. I

am gonna cry,� he said. Lalazi said she wouldn’t be surprised if she does, too. Adeyemi said that serving as Mr. UCO International has affected his life in many positive ways and it has been a positive influence on his future. “It’s been so much fun,� Lalazi said. “ I’ve been able to represent the international students at a lot of activities. I have really enjoyed it.� The International Student Council sponsors the event each year and the purpose of the pageant is to feature the different cultures and traditions of the diverse UCO student body. “The focus of the event is to enlighten everybody about the different students in the UCO community,� Ogunde said. “Also it is just to get involved in different things and have fun together.�

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March 28, 2006

George Mason stuns Connecticut, heads to Final Four AP -- This time of year used to be reserved for the big guys, with their tournament pedigrees, supersized budgets and ever-lengthening roster of NBA alums. But if such a memo ever reached his desk, you can bet George Mason coach Jim Larranaga crumpled it into a ball and then, like just about every one of his Patriots in the second half of Sunday’s game against mighty Connecticut, threw it into the nearest basket. He learned long ago you can accomplish a lot by ignoring conventional wisdom. No school from the Colonial Athletic Association had ever stuck a toe across the Final Four’s threshold. And no schools outside the power conferences ruled by the likes of Duke and UConn had done it since 1979. But from Larranaga’s perspective, that history wasn’t daunting. It was simply fresh material. After the Patriots slipped past Michigan State, but before they played defending champion North Carolina, he turned the Tar Heels’ tradition and trappings -- all the way down to their regal sky blue uniforms -- into a rallying cry. The green jerseys his kids donned in the locker room might not have looked like much when laid out alongside Carolina’s; but just before they headed for the floor, he asked, “What color is kryptonite?” Against Connecticut, Larranaga went back to the same theme, making sure his

kids knew they weren’t just playing the best team in the country from the best and biggest basketball league, the Big East. With two national titles in the last seven years -- and four, and maybe more, NBA first-rounders in its lineup -- he doubted the Huskies had even bothered to find out which conference George Mason played in. “Coach told us,” guard Tony Skinn revealed afterward, “the CAA stands for ‘Connecticut Assassin Association.’” And after the Patriots finished the deed, 86-84 in overtime, Larranaga turned up on CBS for a postgame interview surrounded by his smiling accomplices. “I told our players, I don’t know how many times,” the coach recalled, “that we represent a lot more than a basketball team.” The NCAA tournament committee made a symbol of George Mason on Selection Sunday two weeks ago, though the members who did so couldn’t have know that when they touched off a lingering controversy by awarding bracket slots to a handful of mid-major programs at the expense of sixth- and seventhplace teams from the power leagues. All they could do was hope. And if proving them right was easy as combining a few clever motivational ploys with some extra sweat, some little school would have done it long before Larranaga coaxed a supreme effort out of his Patriots. It’s been noted before that

what separates the mid-majors from college basketball’s elite are tradition and cash. Emphasis on the cash. Those two qualities in tandem are what makes recruiting McDonald’s All-Americans season after season a reality, and that parade of talent, in turn, is what makes the final rungs of the tournament the province of the big guys. By the time the field is cut to eight, all those intangibles the little guys have in abundance _ hustle, heart and cohesion _ usually add up to good memories and not much more. Plenty has changed since Penn and Indiana State (led by a pretty fair player named Larry Bird) became the last little guys to crash the Final Four party in 1979. The best high school players still choose UConn, Duke and North Carolina _ they just don’t stay as long. And plenty of the kids who used to sit behind them, waiting for their chance, have trickled down into the mid-major ranks in search of a chance to play right away. Larranaga cashed in on both and rode the trends like a wave. He’s got two senior guards with NBA skills and range, if not quite the size -- Tony Skinn is 6-foot-1, and Lamar Butler 6-2 -- and he played both of them, along with senior post man Jai Lewis and sophomores Will Thomas and Folarin Campbell, the last 10 minutes of the game and throughout the overtime period. They played harder, smarter and with more poise than their UConn counterparts and this time -- after spotting double-digit leads to Albany and Washington, and playing listlessly against Kentucky -- the Huskies couldn’t raise their level of play in time to make a difference. The win will do wonders for George Mason, and it will give


George Mason's Folarin Campbell holds up a strand of the basketball net after a victory over top-seeded Connecticut in the NCAA men's regional basketball tournament in Washington, D.C. March 26. the NCAA tournament committee plenty of ammunition the next time it reaches down into the mid-major ranks to fill out its brackets. But the chance of another little guy coming along and toppling Michigan State, North Carolina and UConn in succession might take another perfect storm. Gracious as he was in defeat, stunned Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun suggested as much afterward. “I can only imagine the feeling they must have on that campus, in that locker room. ... It’s something,” he said, finally, “they probably never imagined.”

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World News: IN BRIEF 15 killed in bombing on U.S.-Iraqi base BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -A suicide bomber attacked a joint U.S.-Iraqi military base in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 15 people and wounding as many as 30, the Iraqi military said. The nationalities of the victims were not immediately known. The attack was reported shortly after noon at an Iraqi army recruiting center in front of the base, which is about 18 miles east of Tal Afar, the ancient city that President Bush singled out in a recent speech as a success story for American and Iraqi forces in the drive to quell the insurgency. Iraqi army Lt. Akram Eid told The Associated Press that many of the injured were taken to the Sykes U.S. Army base on the outskirts of Tal Afar, which is about 40 miles west of Mosul, Iraq’s third largest city. The U.S. military in Baghdad said it was checking the report.

Saddam’s deputy seeks help for insurgency BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -Saddam Hussein’s chief deputy, who has eluded capture since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq three years ago, purportedly called for Arab leaders to back Iraq’s Sunni-backed insurgency, in an audiotape broadcast Monday. The tape, which Al-Jazeera television said was made by Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, appeared to be an address to the Arab League summit in Khartoum, Sudan, this week. The voice on the tape said Iraq’s Sunni-led insurgency was “the sole legitimate represen-

tative of the Iraqi people.” It was impossible to determine the tape’s authenticity. Al-Douri was sixth on the U.S. deck of cards that enumerated the most-wanted members of Saddam’s regime. He had been Revolutionary Command Council vice chairman and a longtime Saddam confidant. The voice also said Arab leaders should “boycott the regime of mercenaries and treason and besiege it by taking the necessary decision to support the people of Iraq, its courageous, national resistance and its jihad until liberation.”

Immigration debate heating up in Senate WASHINGTON (AP) - Founded by immigrants and praised as a haven for the oppressed, the United States now is struggling to decide the fate of as many as 12 million people living in the country illegally. The Senate takes up the emotional debate on the heels of weekend rallies that drew hundreds of thousands of people protesting attempts to toughen laws against immigrants. Among the election-year proposals that President Bush and members of Congress are considering: Erecting a fence on the Mexico border to deter illegal immigration. Treating people who sneak across the border as felons to be deported. Allowing foreigners to stay in the country legally as custodians, dish washers, construction workers and other low-paid employees.

Justices review prison disciplinary rules

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As states have gotten tougher on crime, prisons have cracked down on disruptive inmates by creating high-security segregation units with rules designed to cut off contact with the outside world. In Pennsylvania, prison officials want to put their most incorrigible inmates in solitary confinement and keep them from reading secular newspapers and magazines, or even possess personal photographs, for months and sometimes years. Lawyers for the state are asking the Supreme Court on Monday to reject a claim by inmate advocates who say access to reading material and photos cannot be used as an incentive for the state’s most troublesome inmates to behave themselves. The key question is whether prison officials can transform constitutionally protected rights, such as freedom of speech, into privileges that can be taken away unless inmates do as they are told. The case’s outcome could affect prison operations nationwide if the justices require state officials to prove that their policies serve legitimate security and rehabilitative interests inside prison walls.

New Orleans election under judicial review NEW ORLEANS (AP) -With less than a month before New Orleans’ first elections since Hurricane Katrina, the vote’s plan -- and even the date -- are still in dispute. Civil rights groups were expected to return to federal court Monday to try to block the April 22 mayoral election, arguing that too many black

residents scattered by Katrina will be unable to take part. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle, who earlier turned aside pleas for a postponement, has agreed to hold a hearing to reconsider the dismissal. The election has turned into a test of the city’s, and the nation’s, ability to hold an election in the midst of rebuilding a major city with more than half of the population displaced. The vote also could help determine the city’s rebuilding plan. Mayor Ray Nagin, who has been criticized in some quarters for his response to the hurricane, is running for re-election in New Orleans, which was a mostly black city of nearly half a million people before Katrina reduced it to well under 200,000 inhabitants.

Murder-suicide shocks Seattle community SEATTLE (AP) -- Aaron Kyle Huff lived with his twin brother and delivered pizzas since he moved to Seattle from Montana. An apartment manager said Huff and his brother were ideal tenants, calling them “twin teddy bears.” Others who knew him expressed shock when they learned he was suspected of opening fire in a house full of partygoers dressed like zombies in dark clothing and pale makeup, killing six of them and injuring two. He then turned the gun on himself. “It’s a total shock,” said Regina Gray, manager of Town &amp; Country Apartments, where the Huff brothers lived. “He and his twin brother are the kindest, sweetest, gentlest people.” It was a sharp contrast to the man police spokesman Sean Whitcomb described Sunday as

“extremely dangerous” who “approached the house shooting and didn’t stop shooting.” Police say the victims met Huff, 28, at a rave called “Better Off Undead” Friday night and invited him back to an afterparty at their rental home on Capitol Hill. Some 500 people attended the rave -- parties that attract young people to dance to thumping, bass-laden electronic music. People often dress up in Halloween-like outfits and paint their faces.

Moussaoui defense blames botched FBI probe for Sept. 11 attacks ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- If jurors in the death-penalty trial of Zacarias Moussaoui are looking for someone to blame for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, defense lawyers are pointing the finger at the FBI and other federal agencies they say botched intelligence. The sentencing trial for Moussaoui, the only person in this country charged in connection with the airborne attacks that claimed more than 3,000 lives, resumes Monday with the defense’s first witness scheduled for cross-examination. The witness, former FBI agent Erik Rigler, on Thursday summarized for the jury a Justice Department report that criticized the CIA for keeping intelligence about two known al-Qaida terror operatives in the United States from the FBI for more than a year. The two were among the 19 suicide hijackers on 9/11. The report said they had been placed on a watchlist in Thailand in January 2000, but not on a U.S. list until August 2001. After the prosecution phase, which lasted about two weeks,

the defense is expected to wrap up its case in two days or so. The final defense witness may be Moussaoui himself, who wants to testify against the wishes of his court-appointed lawyers.

With estate planning, plan for the worst NEW YORK (AP) -- For parents with children who are minors, it’s important to prepare for worst-case scenarios when creating an estate plan. Some might say the thought of both parents dying or becoming incapacitated while their children are still young seems farfetched. But the recent death of Dana Reeve, not long after the death of her husband actor Christopher Reeve, leaving a 13-year-old son, highlighted the fact that these things can happen. In the event that they do, it is important to have a detailed roadmap to determine who will take care of your child or children, and how you want them to receive the assets you have accumulated. “Estate planning is more than a financial and tax strategy. It also involves the personal side. In situations where individuals or couples have minor children, that’s particularly important,” said Tom Kelley, a senior financial planner with Wilmington Trust. According to Kelley, one of the most important steps when creating an estate plan is to determine who will act as the guardian of the minor child if both parents die or become incapacitated. In most states, this can be done only with a will, so if you thought you could get away without having one, you should think again.


March 28, 2006

'Inside Man' tops weekend box office


In this photo provided by Universal, Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) and bank robber Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) face off in “Inside Man.”

from page 1 Los Angeles,” Reed said. Reed said she will go over her board with a “fine-tooth comb.” “I want it to be perfect,” Reed said. “There are just some things I want to kick up a notch.” Daisy Bristow, drama professor, said Reed won because she was willing to do whatever it took to give the judges what they wanted. “When she won I was glad because no one’s wanted it as much as she has the last three years,” Bristow said. Reed said she submitted her hair and makeup designs for the work she did on “Pterodactyls”

Reed said the makeup and hair was more complicated in “Pterodactyls” than the average show because the characters were constantly getting in cat -fights in the play, so she had to find hairdos that would stay put. She said the character of “Grace” was hard to design because the show progressed in seasons and Grace went from being “put together to messed up.” “She’s a professional hairdresser,” Bristow said. “That’s an advantage.” “I won because there is a process. You have to go with the director,” Reed said. “Everyone has to work together.” Bristow, director of “Pterodactyls,” said the show also won alternate for the national competition. She said out of 1,300 schools, including UCLA, New York schools and graduate programs, UCO was

picked as one of eight to be nationally recognized. “The faculty here must be very strong to compete at the level,” Bristow said. Dr. Bob McGill, chair of the Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Arts, said other awards include senior Terren Wooten, who won the Classical Acting Award in the Irene Ryan Performance Showcase, and Laurinda Navetsky, who was honored for her work in stage management. “Our young artists and scholars received an invaluable opportunity to compare and contrast their achievements with those of their peers,” McGill said.

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ANNE from page 3 part of Mathew Cuthbert, a shy man in his 60s who takes Anne into his home. “He is shy and has lived in the small town his whole life,” Pike said. “Anne comes in and lights up the town and in the end He has a real friend.” Annie Macumber, theater senior, plays the part of Marilla Cuthbert, Mathew’s sister. Macumber has acted in “Learned Ladies,” “Independence,” and “Comic Potential.” “Marilla is hard as nails in the beginning,” Macumber said, “But Anne makes her become a loving person.” Macumber said this is a good

$7.05 million. Stung by declining revenues over the last year, Hollywood broke out of its latest slump, with the top-12 movies grossing $98.9 million, up 10.6 percent from the same weekend a year ago. The upswing followed a month of declines. The solid weekend was a prelude to this Friday’s debut of the animated sequel “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” considered an early lead-in to a summer season that launches with Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible 3” on May 5. “This was a good kickoff to what I think will be a pretty good run leading up to summer,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. “Inside Man,” starring Washington, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen in a story of cops against robbers during a Manhattan bank heist, exceeded box-office expectations for distributor Universal, which had figured on a $20 million weekend at best. play because it is a simple story that is easy for everyone to understand. Sara Hollis, an 11-year old from Northern Hills Elementary School, will play the part of Minnie May, the younger sister of Anne’s best friend. McGill said the original part of Minnie May is small, but because of Hollis’s talent he has expanded her role in the play. Drumm said she loves working with the cast and crew of the play. The Sunday matinee is sold out to more than 600 girl scouts.

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and “The Royal Family,” which were 2005 UCO productions. She said she submitted boards and notebooks of how she achieved the characters’ looks. “You have to let the judge know you are aware of how you get the final look,” Reed said. Bristow said another reason Reed won was because of the way she presented her work. “You have to do these huge poster board presentations and you have to lay them out a certain way,” Bristow said. Bristow said the judges don’t give contestants hints about how to construct or design their boards. She said Reed hit it “right on the nail” this year because she analyzed the work of previous winners and took a compilation of others’ ideas for her own board.

AP -- Denzel Washington’s reunion with Spike Lee put them on the inside track at the box office. Their bank-hostage thriller “Inside Man,” an unusually commercial project for director Lee, debuted as the No. 1 weekend film with $29 million _ the best opening ever for both the filmmaker and his star, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s “Inside Man” knocked off the previous weekend’s top movie, the Warner Bros. action tale “V for Vendetta,” which slipped to second with $12.3 million. “V for Vendetta” raised its 10-day total to $46.2 million. Disney’s fright flick “Stay Alive,” featuring Frankie Muniz in a tale about a video game that brings death to its players, premiered in third place with $11.2 million. The weekend’s other new wide release, Lionsgate’s “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” a gross-out romp starring comic Dan Whitney investigating a food-poisoning outbreak, opened at No. 7 with


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WILDLIFE from page 7 official botanical garden, Gall said. Planning for the garden began in 2004 with a landscape task force composed of students, faculty and staff. Since then, landscaping crews have begun to add theme gardens around the Lillard Administration Building, Plunkett Park and the Education Building. Crews have also increased the amount of shade on campus

with the addition of 60 more trees planted in February. The plan is to eventually be able to run self-guided tours along a trail that encompasses the central and western sides of campus, Gall said. She said signs marking the trail and plant life will come later with the entry point of the trail being the southwest corner of Thatcher Hall. The project should be complete by the spring 2007, Oklahoma’s centennial year. Ashley Romano can be reached at

Right: Kimila Combs and Terren Wooten sing the "Now You Has Jazz" medley in UCO's school of music production of "Hot 'n Cole" March 24 at the UCO Jazz Lab. Below: Lauren Nelson is held up by Terren Wooten, left, and Ryan Mobley as she sings "I Get a Kick Michelle Wie Out of You" during UCO's school of music production of "Hot 'n AP -- Teenage golfer Moseley, 30, met Rich, 29, Cole." Photos by Vista photographer Brett Deering Michelle Wie couldn’t believe in high school, and the couple she played golf with one of her started dating five years ago role models, Secretary of State and got engaged in April 2003, Condoleezza Rice. the magazine reported. It’s their “I was like, ‘Oh my God, first marriage. it’s the secretary of state. They A two-time World Cup champ put me in charge of driving her who won gold in freestyle skiing around” in a golf cart, Wie told in the 1998 Olympics, Moseley Time magazine for its issue on was listed on People’s list of newsstands Monday. Top 50 bachelors in 2002. “I was like, if I crash, the secretary of state goes down with NEW YORK -- For actress me,” the 16-year-old Hawaiian Lily Tomlin, the 9-to-5 workday high school junior said. sounds quaint these days. When asked what she thought The star of the 1980 film of radio host Rush Limbaugh “Nine to Five” -- about three calling her a “triumph of mar- women who turn the tables on keting,” Wie, the No. 2 ranked their oppressive male boss -woman golfer, said, “Huh? Tomlin said the world now “is Who’s that?” just so pressured.” When told he hosts a radio “Look at the generation talk show, she said, “I don’t we’re creating, with Survivor listen to the radio much.” and all that stuff,” she told Time magazine for its issue on newsNEW YORK -- Olympic stands Monday. gold medal skier Jonny Moseley “You’re supposed to outwit is no longer eligible for People everybody and double-deal,” magazine’s top bachelors list. she said. “Nine to Five was tryMoseley married his longtime ing to bring a female sensibility girlfriend and business manag- to the corporate world, which er Malia Rich on Saturday in can really grind you down to front of 130 guests in Telluride, nothing.” Colo., the magazine reported on The 25th anniversary edition its Web site Saturday. of the movie is set to be released It was followed by a recep- on DVD this spring. tion at a private mountaintop resort.

COLE from page 1 choreography was too simple, not to mention that there wasn’t even the hint of tap, though “Anything Goes” is a huge tap show. Combs brought the audience a sigh of relief as she took over the stage for her torch version of “I’ve Still Got My Health.” Her vocals are “American Idol” worthy, and she has huge stage presence. Her rendition of “I’m Throwin’ A Ball Tonight” was one of the show’s best moments. “It’s Delovely” came next, featuring Flesher and Mobley. The cutesy couple’s song was sickly sweet but not offensive or seriously deviant from Porter’s original version. Wooten hit the stage with the quirky tune, “Tale of the Oyster,” which he milked for all it was worth. This seriously talented performer has the elegance and style of Gregory Hines and the voice of Josh Grobin. At this point in the evening, the audience was wondering if there was a theme to the show, or if the songs were just randomly drawn out of a hat full of Porter’s least expensive tunes. There was no narration as the

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score meandered through the numbers with no clear motivation or destination. Act II, or as I dubbed it, “The great 23song countdown” opened with “Too Darn Hot,” which was not, though Wooten’s solo moments in the song were redeeming. Wooten and Combs played it up in their duet, “Let’s Do It,” and Mobley and Flesher were cute in “Dizzy Baby.” About midway through the second act, the show began to feel like one of those radio contests where three songs are played at once and the contestants try to decipher the songs. Pieces of Porter’s most popular songs like “Night and Day” and “Don’t Fence Me In” were sandwiched in the mélange, and the score completely forgot about some of Porter’s biggest hits like “I love Paris,” “In The Still Of The Night,” “Love for Sale,” “Begin the Beguine,” “Every Time We Say Goodbye,” “It’s Alright With Me” and “You’ve Got That Thing.” A better choice of Cole Porter musical reviews would have been Benny Green’s and Alan Strachan’s “Cole,” which combines Porter’s tunes in a much more cohesive manner, using narration to create a chronologically accurate jaunt through Porter’s life of music. To the Cole Porter fan left unsatisfied after last weekend’s production, I recommend “Red, Hot & Blue,” a Cole Porter tribute CD featuring artists like U2, David Byrne, KD Lang and Annie Lennox. Heather Warlick can be reached at

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KEELY: UCO associate athletics director to retire from page 14 the opportunity to work with, but it’s time to move on.” Prior to becoming associate athletics director two years

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ago, Keely served as the assisAfter graduating from tant athletics director for UCO UCO in 1966, Keely spent women’s sports since 1981. 10 years coaching junior high He also coached the wom- and high school girls’ basen’s basketball team for 24 ketball in Choctaw. He folyears, until 2004. During that lowed that with a two-year time, he collected more than stint as head women’s coach 300 wins. at Northwestern Oklahoma Keely wants to spend more State and a one-year stay as time working on his farm, girls’ head coach at Edmond located east of Edmond. Memorial High School before “He’s an incredible person, taking over coaching duties at leader, coach and mentor,” UCO in 1980. said Bill Farley, athletics direcKeely and his wife, Sharion, tor. “Working alongside John have three children and five Keely has been absolutely one grandchildren. of the greatest blessings I have received in my 25-plus years in Kristen Limam can be reached at athletics.”

HONOR: Two shine academically from page 14

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TENNIS Tuesday, March 28 2 p.m. Men and Women vs. East Central

INTRAMURAL SPORTS Wrestling Thursday, March 30 7 p.m.

Golf Sand Volleyball Friday, March 31

Grant Findley, interpersonal communications sophomore, passes around an Oklahoma Christian defender during the statewide Baptist Collegiate Ministry basketball tournament March 24 in the Wellness Center. Seventeen men's teams and 10 women's teams competed, with the men's team from Southwestern and the women's team from UCO winning March 25 in the finals.

SOFTBALL: UCO holds on to top spot in conference

Wednesday, March 29 1 p.m. vs. East Central (doubleheader)

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Josh LeadingFox In order to be selected for the national team, student-athletes must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be a starter. LeadingFox, a physical education junior from Pawnee, was a first-team pick. “It makes me feel good because it is a lot of work, not only in the wrestling room, but in the classroom as well,” said LeadingFox, a heavyweight. He finished 21-5 with 10 bonus-point wins and was ranked in the top-five before suffering a broken hand that took him out of play. He was a fifth-place All-American as a sophomore. “I’m honored just to be able to keep my grades up being on the road as much as we are, especially during wrestling sea-

Heath Jolley son,” LeadingFox said. Jolley, a kinesiology sophomore from Skiatook, was a second-team pick. He started all season at 197 pounds. “It is really hard to keep my grades up and devote myself fully to wrestling,” Jolley said. “Wrestling takes up three to four hours of my day, and it is such an emotionally draining sport. I find myself thinking about it all day, even when I’m in class.” He ended the season 2617 and finished fourth at the Midwest Regional, which earned him a national tournament berth. The Bronchos ended the season with a fourth-place finish in the national tournament and a 14-3 record in duals.

start with Meagan Campbell’s triple into left field in the bottom of the first inning. Campbell, sophomore from Broken Arrow, scored after a wild pitch from Cara Gaskins. In the same inning, Emilee Bounds homered over center field and gave the Bronchos an early 2-0 lead. Bounds, sophomore from Yukon, finished the game with three hits, one run and two RBIs in three at-bats. Bounds is in her first year at UCO and is a transfer from Southwest Baptist. In the fourth inning, Campbell singled to the left and scored two RBIs. Later in the inning, Angela Stratton homered over center field and scored two more RBIs and gave the Bronchos a 7-1 lead. Alley Roberts, freshman from Pawnee, homered over left field in the fifth inning, driving in the final two runs of the game. “We are coming together as a team,” head coach Genny Honea said. “I think that the girls are beginning to gel as a team and learning how good they can play together.”

In the second game of the doubleheader, Jordan Akin, senior from Yukon, pitched a full game and allowed zero runs on three hits. The win was the second of the season for Akin. The game was tied at zero going into the third inning. The Bronchos had a big inning, getting six hits and five runs. Karmen Kauk, junior from Leedey, Okla., tripled down the left field line and scored two RBIs. The Bronchos added a big fourth inning, adding three more

runs on four hits and opened the lead 8-0. The Tigers were unable to rally in the top of the fifth, managing only one hit and zero runs. The Bronchos are in first place of the LSC North Division, two and a half games ahead of Southeastern Oklahoma and Midwestern State. The Bronchos will host Cameron University in a doubleheader April 1. Teddy Burch can be reached at

BASES: UCO wins three of four from page 14 to draw any closer. In the March 25 doubleheader, the Bronchos won both games, 4-3 and 9-1. In the first win Brett Case, junior from Preston, Okla., pitched four and two-thirds innings and allowed five hits and only three runs. Karner pitched the final two and one-third innings and allowed only one hit and zero runs. The victory was the fourth on the season for Case. The pace of the game was set when Miguel Moctezuma, freshman from Edmond, tripled in the first at-bat for the Bronchos. Dustin Daily, junior from Muskogee, singled up the middle in the next at-bat and the RBI gave UCO an early 1-0 lead. ENM was unable to manage any offense, scoring just three runs on six hits and leaving nine runners on base. “We played well in all but the one loss,” Simmons said. “I knew that this was going to be a tough series and that we

were going to need a solid performance from our bullpen and that is what we got.” In the 9-1 victory, Doug Yarholar’s two runs and four RBIs led the Bronchos. Yarholar, senior from Edmond, gave the Bronchos a four-run lead with a home run over left field in the third inning. The Bronchos scored four more runs in the fourth inning to extend the lead 8-0. Jesse McGough, senior from Dallas, pitched six innings and allowed one run and five hits. The win was the fifth on the season for McGough, who has only had two losses. The wins give the Bronchos sole possession of first place in the Lone Star Conference North Division, one game ahead of Southwestern Oklahoma and a one-and-a-half game lead on Cameron University. Teddy Burch can be reached at

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UCO's Keely announces retirement

Bronchos pick up three in weekend of doubleheaders

by Kristen Limam Sports Editor UCO’s associate athletics director, John Keely, announced March 23 he will retire at the end of June. Keely issued a statement saying, “I always thought I would know when it was time to go, and it’s time. I appreciate everything the university has done for me and I’ll never forget all the wonderful coaches and student-athletes I’ve had

See KEELY, page 13

Wrestlers receive honors Softball takes two against East Central by Vista photographer Brett Deering

UCO's Alli Blake hurls her way to a Broncho 9-1 run-rule opening game over East Central March 25 at home. UCO run-ruled game two 8-0.

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Two UCO wrestlers, Heath Jolley and Josh LeadingFox, were named to the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association AllAcademic Team March 21. “We are very proud of these two young men,” head coach David James said. “It is such a great honor. It is very difficult to maintain a balance between getting good grades and wrestling, and both of these men keep that balance. They are both extremely deserving, and we are just so proud of them.”

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Tuesday, MARCH 28, 2006

by Teddy Burch Sports Writer The UCO softball team won both games in the doubleheader against East Central March 25 at Broncho Field. The two wins give the Bronchos an overall record of 15-6 and 8-0 in the Lone Star Conference. Alli Blake, sophomore from Oklahoma City, pitched the first game of the doubleheader and allowed only one run on three hits. The win brings her overall record to 7-4.

As a freshman, Blake had a record of 20-3 and was named first-team All-LSC North Division, North Division Pitcher of the Year and North Division Freshman of the Year. “I thought overall we played really good,” Blake said. “These two games I think we hit the ball better than any other games this season. We also did a good job of getting hits when we had runners in scoring position.” The Bronchos got off to a fast

See SOFTBALL, page 13

The UCO baseball team improved their record Trailing 18-3 going into the seventh inning, the to 17-11 by winning three out of four against Bronchos began a rally with seven runs, led by a Eastern New Mexico March 25 and 26 at Broncho Brandon Bacons homerun. The deficit was too Field. large to overcome and the Bronchos were unable In the fourth game of the weekend, the Bronchos See BASES, page 13 won 9-7. Nathan Nance, junior from Kellyville, Okla., pitched four innings and allowed five hits and two runs. Chris Elam, senior from Edmond, pitched the next one and one-third innings and allowed four hits and five runs. Cameron Karner, junior from Perkins, pitched the final one and two- thirds innings and allowed zero hits and zero runs. Nance was awarded the victory and the win gives him an overall record of 3-2. “I feel that I did some things really well, and some pitches could have been better,” Nance said. “We feel that as a team we hit the ball better and played better defense.” The Bronchos had a 9-3 lead going into the sixth inning, then ENMU’s Justin Gee connected with an Elam pitch for a homerun over left field, scoring four runs. Karner entered the game and threw two strike-outs to help secure the win for the Bronchos. UCO finished with nine runs, 12 hits and eight RBIs in 29 at-bats. “I would like to see more consistency when we are at bat,” head coach Wendell Simmons said. “However, we are growing up and we seem to be by Vista photographer Brett Deering getting a little better every series.” Junior pitcher Brett Case launches a fastball In the first game of the March 26 doubleheadin UCO's 4-3 game-one win of a doubleheader er, the Bronchos lost a high-scoring game 18-10. with Eastern New Mexico State March 25 at The Greyhounds managed 18 runs, 15 hits home. UCO won game two 9-1. and 18 RBIs in 33 at-bats. The Bronchos used five different H E pitchers with R Baseball Box Scores, the loss going 0 0 0 4 9 3 0 3 0 7 ENMU March 26 (Game 2) UCO 2 2 0 1 4 0 x to Jeff Morgan, 12 2 9 his second of the ENMU (17-15) AB R H RBI BB SO LOB UCO (17-11) AB R H RBI BB SO LOB season. 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 Moctezuma, C 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 Alvarado, LF “We started Hinojosa, SS 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 Norman, CF/LF 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 hitting the ball McDufie, 2B 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 Yost, LF/1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 really good, but Gee, RF 4 2 2 5 0 0 1 Bacon, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 it was in the sev- Hayes, DH 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 Yarholar, DH 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 Columbus, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 enth inning and Kennedy, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 Case, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 there was no Brown, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Foshee, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Green, C way we could 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 Blackburn, 1B 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 Bigham, 1B make up the dif3 0 0 0 0 1 2 Dailey, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Young, CF ference,” Nance 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 Belford, SS Crafton, PH said. 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sullivan, 2B The Bronchos Ward, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nance, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Roemer, P were down 0 Elam, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Swinconos, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 early, allowing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Karner, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Balderaz, P eight runs in the Totals 30 7 9 7 2 6 8 Totals 29 9 12 8 3 5 7 second inning and four runs in ENMU IP H R ER BB SO AB SWOSU IP H R ER BB SO AB the third inning Ward 2.0 5 4 2 2 1 10 Nance 4.0 5 2 2 2 3 18 while managing Roemer 2.0 3 1 1 0 3 9 Elam 1.1 4 5 5 0 1 7 only two runs in Swinconos 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 3 Karner 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 5 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 7 Balderaz the same time.

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