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WorldCom whistle-blower speaks about ethical leadership by Chad Pierce Contributing Student Writer-
Cynthia Cooper, former WorldCom vice president of internal audit, addressed about 250 UCO students and faculty March 30 inside Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center, in a speech on ethical and moral leadership. The event was hosted by the UCO Ethics Club. Sajid Khan, secretary of the club,
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said he felt it was important to have Cooper speak on campus because she has been such an influential moral leader during the WorldCom scandal. "We are trying to reach stu dents to change or motivate them to be more ethical and moral in everything they do," Khan said. In June of 2002, Cooper and a small group of colleagues discovered and reported a $3.8 billion fraud within the WorldCom corporation. Cooper said that,
at the time, WorldCom was the world's second-largest telecommunications company, and although the discovered fraud was not the primary factor that led to the company's downfall, it did play a major role in its eventual demise. Cooper explained to the audience the difficult moral and ethical decisions that she faced as she uncovered the fraud, and spoke of the great suffering she and her colleagues endured. "I challenge you to do the
right thing, regardless of the cost," Cooper said. "There's a lot of suffering in the world, but through the suffering and the dark times is when we can grow the most." For her efforts in bringing the WorldCom scandal to light, Cooper appeared on the cover of lime Magazine as 2002's Person of the Year. The fraud she exposed at WorldCom has been called the largest corporate fraud in history. "I feel that this is a story of
hope, and that we can all learn lessons from it," she said. "This is a story about making proper choices and choosing how we wish to live our lives." Khan said members of the Ethics Club were pleased with the turnout at the event. "The event was a big success for the UCO Ethics Club," Khan said, "and we are excited to bring more influential speakers to the UCO campus in the near future."
Goodbye Wolves, hello Bronchos
Three groups to sponsor 'Love Party'
by Alex Gambill Staff Writer
UCO will perform a bioterrorism exercise April 26 in Hamilton Field House as part of the Disaster Resistant University program sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The drill is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Oklahoma CityCounty Health Department will provide students and volunteers with mock immunization pill bottles to treat anthrax. The scenario involves three malls in Oklahoma City that have been exposed to anthrax. "Out of all the things that could happen to us, this is the most likely," said Dr. Don Powers, director of the UCO Disaster Resistant University program. Powers said he encourages all students to participate in the exercise and expects 700-800 people to take part. "UCO is getting some faculty and staff trained and credentialed to distribute and participate in these activities," Powers said. UCO received a $100,000 grant from FEMA in 2004 to become a Disaster Resistant University. "UCO got involved because the health department was looking for a distribution site in Edmond, and I thought it would be a good idea," Powers said. "What we wanted to do was develop a plan of action... to minimize any human loss," said Steve Kreidler, UCO's executive vice president. Kreidler said when UCO builds new buildings they will use input and knowledge from the disaster simulation in the design. Oklahoma City Community College and Carl Albert High School in Midwest City will perform bio-terror simulations the same day on their campuses. "In a real event, the county would have eight (DRU) sites," Powers said. Kreidler said the lessons UCO learns from the program will be used by other universities, communities and organizations in response to an actual bioterrorist attack. In April of 2003, UCO participated in a mock dirty-bomb exercise at East Hall before the dormitory was demolished. Alex Gambill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cynthia Cooper, known as the 'WorldCom whistle-blower,' speaks to UCO students and faculty March 30 in Constitution Hall.
by Alex Gambill Staff Writer
by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki
Former Santa Fe High School boys' basketball coach Guy Hardaker joins UCO women Guy Hardaker, former basketball coach of the. Edmond Santa Fe boys' basketball team addresses the media after being named the new head coach of the UCO women's basketball team.
For full story, see Sports, pg. 8
The World Wide Love party, a multicultural event with live rock bands and dance music, will be held at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Nigh University Center's ballrooms. The event is sponsored by the Japanese Student Association, the International Student Council and Kuroco, an unofficial organization composed of 12 Japanese students and two Americans. "We've been planning this event for about three to four months," said Yuki Kurosawa, management information system sophomore. Kurosawa said two Japanese bands will play at the party. Summit Back is made up of UCO students and the band Oh! Johnny Girls are from Oklahoma City. "Our target is for American and international students to hangout," said Koichi Sakamoto, marketing sophomore and conductor of the party. "We will have a dance time, where everyone can dance together," Sakamoto said. Sakamoto said there will
see PARTY, page 4
New ad instructor Brennaman begins 'chapter three' by Heather Warlick Staff Writer
Mark Brennaman is the UCO Mass Communication Department's newest faculty member; an opportunity that arose after the resignation of advertising professor, Dr. Ann Hamilton, last week. Brennaman has been a guest lecturer in Dr. Kole Kleeman's victims and the media classes for the last three semesters. Kleeman broke his arm in November, 2005, and Brennaman stepped in to teach his classes for the last few weeks of the fall semester. When Hamilton tendered her resignation, Dr. Terry M. Clark, chairman of the Mass Communications Department, asked Brennaman to take over her four classes for the
rest of the semester. Brennaman has 25 years of experience in advertising and marketing and said he looks forward to teaching the classes. "When one door closes, another door opens," he said. Seven years ago, Brennaman was attacked by a man with a knife and nearly died from his wounds. His lectures in Kleeman's classes are about what it means to be the victim of a vicious crime and how reporters should approach and interview victims. He also speaks about post traumatic stress disorder that has haunted him since the attack on Oct. 29, 1999. The day that changed his life was a Friday. At around five in the evening, Brennaman was in a cornmon area of the Denver apartment complex where he lived. It was an
old Spanish church that had been renovated into apartments and art studios with a kitchen area that was being used by a resident artist. Brennaman said he found out later the artist was schizophrenic and had quit taking his medications. "I never had any reason to fear this guy," Brennaman said. "I was walking out, and the next thing I knew I was up against the door." From the corner of his eye, he said he saw a flash of red. It was his own blood and it was shooting out of his severed jugular vein with every heartbeat. The attacker had stabbed Brennaman three times. Brennaman looked over his shoulder and saw his assailant's rage-filled face and his arm extended in the air, preparing to stab
see BRENNAMAN, page 5
Dr. Mark Brennaman
A new Broncho stampede
African art on display
A collegiate club hockey team slides into UCO next fall. The new Broncho team will be led by head coach Craig McAlister.
Vista Senior Staff Writer Nathan Winfrey reviews 'Guitar Hero,' a new video game from PlayStation 2 that allows every 'air guitar god' in the world to live out a dream.
Dr. Bill Hommel, professor of art, shows The Vista an exhibit of African art, some dating back to 200 B.C., on display on the fourth floor of the Max Chambers Liâ€˘ brary.
See Sports pg. 8
See Entertainment pg. 5
See News pg. 3
OPINION APRIL 6, 2006
Cartoonist Hunt most popular event at Iran's HOLY PROPHET WAR GAMES.
Matt Cauthron, Editor in Chief Courtney Bryce, Managing Editor Trisha Evans, Copy Editor Ashley Romano, Copy Editor
Brett Deering, Photo Editor Midori Sasaki Travis Marak
Elizabeth Erwin, Ad Director Tyler Evans, Ad Designer
Nathan Winfrey, Senior Staff Writer Heather Warlick, Staff Writer Alex Gambill, Staff Writer Desiree Treeby, Staff Writer Mark Hall, Staff Writer
Cartoons/Illustrations Cary Stringfield
Kristen Limam, Sports Editor Teddy Burch, Sports Writer Harry Gatewood III, Sports Writer
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m'sr TURN Guest editorial by UCO student Nisreen Hilles On the corner of Northwest Expressway and Meridian Boulevard, a public rally for peace began March 18 to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq War. A small group of protesters stood under cold rain and strong winds to demand the Iraq war be ended as quickly as possible. Bad weather could not
Hundreds gather in OKC to protest Iraq war prevent the anti-war protesters from holding signs that read "No For War." About 100 people attended the protest. The number of people was not big, but attendance means people may start to change their opinions toward the war in Iraq. Many are beginning to talk about, object to and critique the war. "We stand here today to tell people to wake up, and realize we are not getting the real news concerning this war," Lisa Ghariani, Anti-war Fair Coalition chairman said. "Our media has sheltered us from this war; there are no pictures of the casualties. We have not even
One out of four women will be raped during her college career. Only 45 percent of cases are ever reported, the majority to hotlines for counseling rather than to a police station. Startling statistics from the American Association of University Women concur with facts reported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, which hosts a federally recognized annual prevention campaign every spring.
seen the photos of coffins." About 15 people held signs with slogans like "Honk for Peace" and "Troops Home Now." The Peace House organized the rally. Jon Cantrell, organizing member of Veterans for Peace and participant at the rally, said, "We gathered here to say stop war, to remember the growing human cost of the war, to end the occupation and to bring our troops from home, now." Several days before, The Oklahoman reported the stark change in public opinion since the invasion. In April 2003, 70 percent in an ABC Washington Post poll said the war in Iraq -
April 6 is this year's date for the National Day to Prevent Sexual Violence health observance. Physical injury, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy are the foremost products of assault, as well as devastating emotional and psychological factors that may remain long after the attack. In addition to health consequences, loss of interest in studies, the diminished ability to concentrate, lower
was worth fighting. In March 2006, 29 percent in a 'CBS Poll said results of Wat are worth the cost. Then it added, in April 2003, 71 percent in a Gallup Poll approved the way Bush was dealing with Iraq. In March 2006, 39 percent in an APIposos poll approved Bush's handling of situation. Director of Peace House Nathaniel Battledore said, "I hoped more people would come, but I was happy the group raised some awareness." Ron Cross was a participant in the event and served in the Army. He said he supported the Army because it was his job
grades and fear of intimacy are frequently reported among the 3 percent of university attendees who have experienced personal aggression. Sexual violence is often considered synonymous with rape, but it actually consists of all unwanted attention or activity to which an individual does not consent. Inappropriate touching, vaginal, anal or oral penetration are all considered criminal offenses for which offenders can be prosecuted. You have the right to object to any sexually-related contact, even if previously agreed upon. Assault is never a victim's fault. It doesn't matter what you were wearing, who you were with or if you had consented to sex on previous occasions with the same person. College-related incidents often involve three specific issues: alcohol, commonly labeled "date rape" drugs and domestic-site assaults. Popular activities like clubbing and attending parties make the 18-25 age group particularly at risk, and 75 percent of all rape cases involve excessive drink-
and duty. "I was against this war along, and I came, today to say stop killing and let our troops come back," Cross said. The participants at this event said this war does not serve the interest of the nation. "This war happened to control oil from Iraq. This exactly serves the interests of some individuals who are friends of Mr. Bush," Cross said. Some participants said the war damaged the U.S. economy, unemployment rose, businesses went bankrupt and gasoline prices rose. Will Andrew, â€˘ democratic candidate for Oklahoma House
ing by the victim or the aggressor. Added chemicals including gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), prescription Rohypnol or veterinary Ketamine, all of which induce drowsiness or ternporary unconsciousness, are tasteless, colorless and odorless. All have side effects that range from convulsions to reduced heart rate, and overdose can be fatal, especially when mixed with liquor. A person who is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs typically experiences impaired judgment or may be incapable of protesting, and subsequent sexual activity can be considered a crime. Students are most likely to be victims of sexual assault in their freshman or sophomore year, although related crimes are also committed against upperclassmen. Many find themselves living alone for the first time without resources for proper safety measures in student provisions, apartment complexes or shared houses. Preventing sexual violence and harassment depends on your ability to
District 39 and participant in the event said, "Today our nation is faced with a multitude of challenges; poverty is rising, families are working harder and saving less, healthcare is unaffordable for manyâ€”all that because of the economy." The Oklahoman reported that in March 2003, President Bush's approval rating was 67 percent in an ABC Washington Post poll, and three years later his approval rating was 37 percent, the lowest of his presidency. "Billions of dollars were lost by the war," the newspaper also -
see PROTEST, page 5
defend yourself through daily actions. While self-defense courses may help you feel more secure, avoiding risks proves the better strategy when confronted with alcohol, drugs and stronger attackers. Pour your own drinks at parties and never leave them unattended. Go to social events in groups with a designated driver, and ask the driver to check on you throughout the evening. Choose a populated area for dates, and arrange for your own transportation. Don't cross a campus or apartment parking lot alone in the dark. Lock all doors and windows, close your curtains and stay inside during the dawn hours. Never admit to being home alone over the phone to people you do not know well, and vary your routine. For more information preventing sexual assault, visit www.4woman.gov/ faq/sexualassault.htm. Help prevent campus crimes by joining Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) via their Web site at www.safercampus. org/issue.php.
CAMPUS QUOTES: Compiled and photographed by Matt Cauthron & Travis Marak.
After three years, what's your opinion of the war in Iraq? "I support the troops."
"I don't really feel like we're getting back what we're putting in."
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"My brother is over there right now, and it's his second time to go. I think it was the right decision to go. But I think we've done all we can, so it's time to bring them home."
"It's scary over there, and it's sad that we're in that situation. Our backs are against the wall right now, but we have to step up and stick with our decision."
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APRIL 6, 2006
Art exhibit highlights ancient African culture by Trisha Evans
professor of art. "We have Copy Editor things that date around 200 B.C. to the present time." Encased behind glass walls The art spans the continent on the fourth floor of the Max of Africa, but most is from Chambers Library stands an cultures concentrated in West African art exhibit that even the and Central Africa and what Smithsonian covets. is now Nigeria. Hommel said Hundreds of ancient relics he changes the exhibit every hover near tables and book- semester to reflect the regional cases; ritualistic masks, fertility differences. Most pieces don't belong to statues and grave markings are displayed, but this is only one- UCO but are on loan from what third of the collection. was the Kirkpatrick Center, and "We have the most com- private collectors, like Perry prehensive collection in this and Angela Tennison, loaned region," said Dr. Bill Hommel, or donated several items like the ornate wooden pipe, made by the Bwa people in Burkina Faso. Ten goat and ram heads form metallic rings that hug the stem of the nearly 2-foot-long wooden pipe, which was used to communicate with the gods. "Almost everything has a symbolic by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki importance," Hommel said. A 'Yoruba Gelede Mask' is displa yed on the fourth Hommel floor of the Max Chambers Library spent four summers
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among the Mendi people in Sierra Leone where he saw masks used in ceremonies and rituals similar to the way the displayed masks were once used. The masks represent characters from mythology and appear at festivals, funerals and initiation rites, Hommel said. A Dan Poro mask by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki from Western Africa has Dr. Bill Hommel discusses the various pieces of African many fuctions art on display at the Max Chambers Library. in society, Hommel said. births are twins. The culture The masks with large features believed that the twin was born are used to train men for their twice, and the soul is locked adult responsibilities, while the with the twin. When the twins masks with more refined fea- are born, ibeji dolls are carved tures act as protectors for the and if one twin dies, the doll is young men in initiation and cared for the same as the living bring food to them until they twin. are self-sufficient. Hommel said more display Many of the same ritualis- cases will be bought, and he tic concepts and themes run is negotiating with the library throughout the collection, but to display more art that is in Hommel said the cultures are storage. all unique, and the different nuances are apparent. The Yoruba people in Nigeria Trisha Evans can be reached at believed some older women email@example.com . had the power to turn them\ selves into night birds. While '14 the village sleeps, these birds punish members of the village. Much of the art from this tribe Acsed• 84 ez,. symbolizes this myth. The Yoruba tribe in Nigeria has the highest rate of twin NN,?. .\\$ \ births; Hommel said one in 77
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UCO jazz ensemble chosen as 'outstanding band' at festival
PARTY from page 1 be hip-hop, rhythm and blues, hou.Fe and other dance music played during the dance time. •S:Kamoto said the Nigerian Stunt Association will show off some traditional African dances. Kurosawa said they will serve chicken, pizza and chips at the party. Tickets will be sold for $3 at 11 6.111. to 2 p.m. April 6 in front '.he food court in the Nigh ciiversity Center. Tickets will also be sold at the event for $4. For more information, call Koichi Sakamoto at 204-6504. Alex Gambill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Travis Gunnells, music performance senior, plays as part of the GEAR-UP program at Northwest Classen High School April 4.
The UCO Jazz Ensemble 1 was picked as the outstanding band of the North Texas State Jazz Festival April 1 in Addison, Texas. The 20-piece jazz ensemble is one of four UCO jazz bands. It plays big band jazz music and was one of 10 bands selected to participate in the festival through a taped audition, said Lee Rucker, director of the band. Rucker has been directing bands at UCO since 1981. "Our bands have been competing in festivals since 1975 all over the country," Rucker said. He said the band will be making its 31st appearance at
the Wichita Jazz Festival at Wichita State University April 21 in Kansas. Rucker said the bands don't compete as much as they used to, focusing instead on traveling. "Music's not really a competitive deal like sports," he said. The UCO Jazz Ensemble 2 played for nearly 1,000 students April 4 at two Oklahoma City high schools as part of GEAR-UP, a program to help students gain early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs, said Jay Troy, GEAR-UP coordinator. The jazz band visited Northeast High School and Northwest Classen High School
to play for the students. Band members talked to students to help encourage those in lower income families to seek a college education. "GEAR-UP is to try to make a difference there," Troy said. "It's given them the chance to see students that started where they are performing," he said. Sixth and seventh graders who began the program in 1999 are now seniors or have graduated, 60 of which attend UCO. "We started with more than 5,000 and there are about 1,400 seniors left within the program," Troy said. Nathan Winfrey can be reached at email@example.com .
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For the 'air guitar' virtuoso, 'Guitar Hero' has finally arrived by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer We're all masters at the air guitar—that imaginary instrument we instinctively wail on when we hear a great guitar solo while parked at a red light or standing awkwardly in front of the mirror. Now there's something to fill those empty hands. From Redoctane and Harmonix comes "Guitar Hero," an innovative guitar simulator for PlayStation 2 that allows music fans with no talent the opportunity to play along with the best. Similar to "Dance Dance Revolution," a game popular among church youth groups and creepy kids at the mall, "Guitar Hero's" gameplay centers on timing your notes and chords with the torrent of icons rushing down the screen toward you. You choose your character from a half-dozen hooligans and metal heads, including a
BRENNAMAN from page 1 again. Brennaman was able to escape the fourth blow and ran from the area, losing blood rapidly. The man ran from the apartment complex directly into the hands of police who were on the scene of another arrest nearby. Brennaman was kept alive by his landlord, who held his jugular vein together, keeping him from bleeding to death. He lost three pints of blood and remembers the feeling of
bonus Grim Reaper, and then you choose which guitar you want him/her to use. Then you begin playing shows in a grimy basement for screaming virtual fans and work your way up to larger venues and stardom. The magic comes in the form of the Guitar Hero SG controller, a sized-down replica of an electric guitar that you hang from your neck by its strap and punish with lightning fast fingering on the five fret buttons while strumming up and down on the strum bar. Jiggling the adjustable whammy bar that hangs over where the strings should be puts vibrations in your sound on the long notes, and the tilt sensor unleashes built-up Star Power for extra points and drives the crowd wild. The best feature of "Guitar Hero" is its stellar song list. From Deep Purple and the Ramones to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand, nearly all styles of rock, past
and present, are represented in "Guitar Hero." Executing a mind-blowing Jimi Hendrix solo or channeling Ozzy Osbourne to crunch your friends' bones to dust is challenging and addicting. The simple concept creates a game that's way more fun than it should be, and with four levels of difficulty and dozells of secret characters, guitars and songs to buy with money earned from shows, the first play through is only the beginning. Blasting through the couple of dozen main songs, which include hits from Queen, ZZ Top, Incubus and too many others to name, on easy mode is hard enough, but as your skill increases, the more difficult modes will demand that you put aside that research paper and pick up that guitar controller again and again. If you purchase another guitar controller, you and a friend can battle head-to-head. The
being ice cold and thinking he would die. His physical wounds healed, but the emotional scars were not so resilient. He still suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, but he is using his experiences to help others. After losing his son-in-law to lung cancer last year, he decided to devote his energy to help people quit smoking. He also finds healing in humor, so he started the Web site, www. witwords.com where he combines common words to make new, funny ones. Next month, a short story Brennaman wrote will be published in a book called "The
Wisdom Of Our Fathers," by Tim Russert of NBC. The story is about the scars from his attack and comforting memories of his father. The course of his life was changed the day he was attacked, but Brennaman looks to the future with a positive outlook. He said he views the years before the attack as chapter one of his life, and the healing years after the attack as chapter two. "I am looking forward to chapter three," he said.
game can be played on a normal PS2 controller, but it's not nearly as fun. Muscle memory is key for the more complex finger work and ridiculously fast solos on the medium, hard and expert settings, and while it's not like playing a real guitar, the timing, memorization and coordination you learn playing "Guitar Hero" can't hurt. Thorough ingame tutorials help shorten the learning curve, but the more advanced stuff will still provide a staggering challenge for even the most seasoned players. Complementing the solid gameplay is an inspired delivery. Everything about "Guitar Hero" screams "rock" and "fun." From the show flier-
themed menus to the composition book-styled player's guide and song selection screen (complete with margin doodles of skulls, cobras, rock fists and jotted lyrics), it seems that no artistic detail has been overlooked. Even the screen on which high scorers type their names keeps in character by letting the player scrawl their name on a seedy bathroom wall accented by the flush of a urinal. The onstage antics of your computerized counterpart are realistic and entertaining for those watching and itching for their next turn, and creative stage design including pyrotechnic effects and crowd surfers further enriches the already satisfying experience.
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7-5, (10-8) in the top spot. Kovacikova had an easier time, defeating Schultz 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 4 spot. UCO nearly had another victory, as ESU's Lacey Luina narrowly defeated Cabato 6-7, 6-3, (10-4). "The first set was really close and nobody broke," Cabato said. In the second set, Cabato went down 0-3 but won the next three points. She was unable to hold off Luina, and the match went to a super-tiebreaker, where Cabato said a couple of small mistakes decided the Women's Tennis Scores, April 4 match. Emporia 7, UCO 2 "Julie, Amy and Domi realDoubles ly played quite 1. Villafor/Luina, ESU, def. Vo/Titkina, 8-5 2. Bayon/Schultz, ESU, def. Kovacikova/Cabato, 8-4 well in their 3. Boothe/Quick, ESU, def. Nelson/Eacret 8-6 singles," Baxter Singles said. 1. Vo, UCO, def. Bayon, 4-6, 7-5, (10-8) T h e 2. Villafor, ESU, def. Titkina, 6-0, 6-1 Bronchos return 3. Luina, ESU, def. Cabato, 6-7, 6-3, (10-4) to action April 4. Kovacikova, UCO, def. Schultz, 6-1, 6-0 7-8, travel5. Boothe, ESU, def. Nelson, 6-0, 6-0 ing to Abilene, 6. Quick, ESU, def. Eacret, 6-0, 6-0 Texas, for the Wildcat April They were unable to break back Invitational. They will take on Abilene Christian, Western New despite two break points. In singles, the Bronchos took Mexico and Division III team two of the matches, as Julie Vo McMurry State. and Domi Kovacikova defeated their opponents. Vo stepped it up in a super- Kristen Limam can be reached at tiebreaker to defeat Bayon 4-6, email@example.com.
"My serves were good," Haugen said he and DeBruin DeBruin said. "I was a little served and returned well. In each singles match, the rocky on the groundstrokes, but Bronchos took the win in two I outlasted my opponent." The Bronchos return to action sets. Jonas Askeland, senior, and April 7-8 when they head to Davis put up double bagels Abilene, Texas, for the Wildcat against Arnhold and Vaca, April Invitational. They will take respectively, in their 6-0, 6-0 on Abilene Christian, Western New Mexico and Division III wins. Sophomore Tomas Hladil team McMurry State. nearly accomplished the same, with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Cole McKinney at the top spot. Haugen won his singles Kristen Limam can be reached at match against Ross Hougland firstname.lastname@example.org. 6-1, 6-2. "Consistency. I didn't miss a lot Men's Tennis Scores, April 4 of balls," Haugen said. UCO 9, Emporia 0 Easton Doubles worked through 1. Askeland/Hladil, UCO, def. Hougland/McKinney, 8-â€˜ a slow start in the 2. Davis/Easton, UCO, def. Irick/Vaca, 8-3 first set to over- 3. DeBruin/Haugen, UCO, def. Arnhold/Gamer, 8-1 come Irick 7-5, Singles 6-2. 1. Hladil, UCO, def. McKinney, 6-1, 6-0 DeBruin 2. Askeland, UCO, def. Arnhold, 6-0, 6-0 rounded out the 3. Easton, UCO, def. Irick, 7-5, 6-2 singles matches, 4. Davis, UCO, def. Vaca, 6-0, 6-0 winning 6-2, 6-1 5. Haugen, UCO, def. Hougland, 6-1, 6-2 against Garner. 6. DeBruin, UCO, def. Garner, 6-2, 6-1
The players also feel the improvement. "We're definitely getting used to the type of play we'll be up against," said Amy Cabato. The women fought to stay in the doubles matches but eventually lost all three. "In doubles, we just didn't play winning tennis," Baxter said. Cabato and Domi Kovacikova fell 4-8 to Marcela Bayon and Karly Schultz. "Domi and I got broke the first game, but we hung in there all the way," Cabato said.
COACH: Hardaker comes to UCO from page 8 formance as UCO starting third baseman from 1982-84. He earned All-District 9 and NAIA All-Area honors as a sophomore and junior. His oldest son, Chance, recently signed to play for UCO under men's basketball coach Terry Evans. Hardaker coached at Santa Fe while Evans was a graduate assistant there. "Everyone in Edmond knows and respects coach Hardaker
and his family," Evans said. "He taught me how to lead ... teaching and coaching at this level," Evans said. In 1984, the Philadelphia Phillies drafted Hardaker in the 10th round, and he went on to reach the Triple A level. Staff writer Alex Gambill contributed reporting to this article. Kristen Limam can be reached at email@example.com .
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Jonas Askeland, senior, returns a serve in the Bronchos' 9-0 win over East Central March 28 in Edmond. The Bronchos picked up another 9-0 win over Emporia State April 4 in Emporia, Kan.
HOCKEY: Team skates into Edmond from page 8 Other athletes who have signed come from Alaska and Florida, McAlister said. Most of the athletes are freshmen. Tryouts will be held in late August to fill the remainder of the positions. McAlister said he would like to have 24 or 25 players. Because it is a club sport that does not receive money from UCO, no athletic scholarships will be given to the Bronchos. The Bronchos will also not be able to compete for a championship in their first year due to ACHA regulations. "It's like a probationary period," McAlister said. "They want to make sure you're not a flash in the pan. It stabilizes the league." "The ACHA had teams that came in there as a springboard for becoming an NCAA team," Gordon said. By committing to at least two years in the league, he said, there is less of a chance
that will happen. "You have to start somewhere," McAlister said. "[The athletes] know they have to come in here and make a name for themselves. They know they have to be the building blocks, the nucleus of the team." McAlister wants UCO students to experience live hockey up close and personal. "It will be exciting," McAlister said. "When you're up close to the action, it makes you part of it. That's what's fun about it." UCO will play its games Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. at Edmond's Arctic Edge Arena, 14613 N. Kelly Ave. The season kicks off with a home game September 29 at 7:30 p.m. against the Missouri State Ice Bears. Kristen Limam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Two promoted in athletic department by Kristen Limam Sports Editor UCO announced March 31 that assistant football coach Chuck Bailey has been promoted to assistant athletics director of operations, and former UCO wrestler Kevin Freeman will become athletic business Manager. Bailey, 49, will be in charge raft UCO's athletic facilities and will handle game-day activities during home games. Freeman, 40, will become UCO's first-ever athletic business manager. "Chuck and Kevin are two great Bronchos who will really help fill the major void left with John Keely's recent retirement announcement," said athletics director Bill Farley. Keely, associate athletics director, announced March 24 that he will retire at the end of June. "For several months, John and I have discussed the need to have a strong daily presence in these two very important areas of emphasis," Farley said. "I couldn't be more pleased and excited that these two great professionals have agreed to take on these roles." Bailey began his career at UCO in 1984 as a student assistant coach and became the sec-
ondary coach in 1988. In 2003, he took on the additional role of director of football operations. Bailey coached all four of UCO's playoff teams and recruited three athletes that were later drafted into the NFL. "This is a great move for me professionally, and I appreciate what a great opportunity it is," Bailey said. "A part of me will always be a football coach, and I'll certainly miss working with the players, but it was time to do something else." After attending UCO from 1984-88 and picking up three NAIA All-American honors as a wrestler, Freeman worked for OG&E in Oklahoma City until his retirement last fall. During the 2005-06 season, Freeman returned to UCO as a volunteer coach. He will continue those duties in addition to his new role. "It's been my wish for a long time to come back to UCO, and things couldn't have worked out better," Freeman said. "I've got a great love for this university and look forward to serving the athletic department on both the business side and in the wrestling room. Kristen Limam can be reached at email@example.com.
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Men hand out another shutout by Kristen Limam Sports Editor The men's tennis team took the stingers out of the Emporia State Hornets with a 9-0 shutout April 4 in Emporia, Kan. The win takes the Bronchos to 9-3 on the season, bouncing back from a loss to Lone Star Conference rival Midwestern State April 2 in Wichita Falls, Texas. "I think we all played really well today," said Justin DeBruin, freshman. In doubles, DeBruin and Christian Haugen, senior, defeated Kevin Arnhold and Tim Garner 8-1.
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A hletics director Bill Farley, right, welcomes Guy Hardaker as UCO's new head women's basketball )ach during a press conference April 5 at the UCO Jazz Lab.
Hardaker named head coach by Kristen Limam Sports Editor
UCO officially announced Guy Hardaker as its new head women's basketball coach during a press conference April 5 at the UCO Jazz Lab. "I'm so excited about the job and can't wait to start full time," Hardaker said.
Hardaker replaces Shawn Williams, who resigned last month after two seasons as head coach of the Bronchos. "[Hardaker] is a guy that knows what he's doing," said Mike de la Garza, athletics director of Edmond Memorial High School. For the past 12 seasons, Hardaker headed up the Edmond
Santa Fe High School boys' basketball team. Last year, the team won a Class 6A state title, and last month the team made a state Semifinal appearance. Hardaker is no stranger to UCO. He was inducted into the UCO Hall of Fame two months ago for his standout per-
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New UCO team to hit the ice by Kristen Limam Sports Editor
UCO will hit the ice for the first time when its new hockey team emerges this fall. These Bronchos will not be an NCAA sport like the other athletic programs at UCO. Instead, the team will compete under the American Collegiate Hockey Association. The ACHA, made up of college programs, provides structure and regulations for collegiateclub ice hockey. "It will look and feel like a varsity team, but we're a club team," said Steve Gordon, general manager of the team. The ACHA teams abide by the same rules as NCAA teams. Each athlete has four years of eligibility, must be a full-time student and must maintain a certain grade point average. Head coach Craig McAlister and the staff of the. Bronchos began an ice hockey program at the University of Oklahoma three years ago but had a falling out with management.
Last year, McAlister was approached with the idea of beginning another club in the state, and UCO became the ideal candidate.
"It's much easier trying to get things handled at UCO," McAlister said. The smaller size of the school means less internal politics to deal with, he said, and there is a facilityL—Arctic Edge Arena—available just three miles away from campus. "Arctic Edge sees this as a viable way of making hockey grow in the state of Oklahoma," McAlister said.
Arctic Edge agreed to let the Bronchos practice and play at the arena for free. As a result, admission to games will be about $5 per ticket—still less expensive than a movie ticket, McAlister noted. The Department of Campus Life approved the formation of the team, Gordon said, and a petition signed by more than 300 students showed that there is an interest in hockey in Edmond. So far, 16 athletes have signed to attend UCO and be on the Division I team, which will begin competing next fall. "We'll be playing some big-name teams," McAlister said, such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Iowa State, Arizona State and now-intrastate rival OU. Many of the athletes were recruited from the Central States Hockey League because of the close proximity. The CSHL includes teams from Illinois, Ohio and Michigan.
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"We were playing pretty aggressively and making all the shots we went for," DeBruin said. Juniors Peter Davis and Javier Easton held off Chris Trick and Jose Vaca 8-3.
"We started really, really slow," Easton said. "When we were at 3-all, we put more intensity and won five games in a row."
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Emporia hornets sting UCO by Kristen Limam Sports Editor
The UCO women's tennis team took a 7-2 loss against Emporia State April 4 in Emporia, Kan. The loss takes the Bronchos to a 1-10 record on the year. The team played with only five players in its first six matches of the season and has struggled to find its footing in a year where all six players are freshmen. "There's an overall improvement among everybody," said head coach Francis Baxter.
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Jordan Akin, senior, hurls a pitch during UCO's 5-2 game-two win over Southeastern Oklahoma April 4 in Edmond. UCO won the first game 3-0. The Bronchos are 21-6 on the year.
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