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If today was your last day on Earth, what would you do?

Pi Sigma Alpha Poltical Science Honor Society will host their third annual Easter Egg Hunt and carnival.

The UCO Chamber Library will kick off their 11th Annual Library Book Sale.

The team’s spring scrimmage starts at 6:40 Saturday night.

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GREEK WEEK CELEBRATES ‘SPRING SING’ By Cody Bromley / Senior Staff Writer

By Ibrahim Albeeti Contributing Writer

With only five days left until the deadline, tax day is just around the corner. This year, the IRS income tax filing deadline was postponed from April 15 to April 18, the next possible business day, because of a holiday in Washington D.C., called Emancipation Day. The local holiday was created as part of a bill signed by President Abraham Lincoln that freed about 3,100 enslaved people in the District of Colombia nine months before the president issued the famous Emancipation Proclamation. Emancipation Day was celebrated in Washington D.C., from 1866 until 1901, but returned to being an observed holiday in 2005. Emancipation Day is actually celebrated on April 16, but part of the law which declared the celebration an official public holiday also declares that when it falls on a Saturday it should be celebrated on the preceding Friday. Nonetheless, this year’s tax deadline is not the only time tax filing has been affected by the holiday’s celebration. In 2007, when April 15 fell on a Sunday, the tax deadline was shifted until the following Tuesday because of Emancipation Day’s celebration on April 16. The history of income taxes also shares another page of history with Abraham Lincoln. The Revenue Act of 1861, signed by Lincoln, introduced the first-ever income tax on Americans to fund the Civil War. The tax was three percent on income above $800 (equivalent to $17,261 in 2010 dollars), and five percent on income of individuals living outside the country. That law was repealed in 1862 with a new one that changed the tax rates, introduced the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue and also included a higher rate on individuals who earned more than $10,000 (equivalent to $215,767 in 2010 dollars). The income tax continued to be refined in another revenue bill signed by Lincoln in 1864 before being struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1895 as unconstitutional. While the Supreme Court ruled that taxation done in the way prior to their ruling was unconstitutional, in 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution nullified the case and brought back income taxes. Oklahoma was the sixth state to ratify the amendment. To date, six states ratified the amendment after the required 36 had already ratified it, and six states never ratified it. Alaska and Hawaii have never ratified the amendment because they were admitted after the amendment had been

UCO celebrated Greek week with their annual “Spring Sing “ at 7:30 on the Hamilton Field House on Friday, April 8. There were four teams in the Spring Sing and each displayed their talent such as “ singing – dancing and acting.“ Lauren Garrity in team thre said, “ My team and I practiced really well. We got along really well and established a lot of new friendship.” Jessica Schwab, the assistant director of Greek Life and Student Organizations at UCO said, “Greek Week is a really exciting time for our students and a time for us to showcase all of the amazing things that our students can do. There are a variety of activities, such as the OBI Blood Drive, the canned food sculpture competition and the Penny Wars, which are all philanthropic-focused events, social activities like the cookout, educational events such as Corey Ciochetti who spoke about authentic success, and our fun events, like the Stepshow and Spring Sing. The week is really a time to celebrate Greek Life at UCO. Spring Sing is one of our largest and most popular events, so I feel it certainly ends the week on a high note.” Each year is an improvement on the last. Schwab further clarified. “[And] not because the students or the executive board worked any harder or did any better, but because we learn something new each year. Last year we learned things that would improve this year’s Greek Week, and this year we learned things that will help improve Greek Week 2012.”

ratified. Earlier this week, an unofficial tax-related holiday took place called Tax Freedom Day. The day is sponsored by the Tax Foundation and is noted as being the day on which Americans will have earned enough money to pay for all the federal, state and local taxes. In recent years, the tax cuts put forward by President George W. Bush had moved Tax Freedom Day to its second earliest date in 2004 after being its latest ever date in 2000. This year’s Tax Freedom Day falls three days later than last year’s due in part to the recession, the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts and a two percent payroll tax reduction. Those who still have not filed their taxes are quickly running out of time, but several options still exist. First, taxpayers who need more time to file can apply for an extension on their tax deadline. This can be done using IRS form 4868 or by visiting a tax professional. As for filing, taxpayers can take all their relevant documents to a qualified tax preparer to process their return, or for taxpayers who make $31,000 or less there is the option of filing their federal and Oklahoma state taxes online for free using the Oklahoma Tax Commission endorsed website Tax Freedom is a barebones web-based tax filing solution from the makers of TurboTax. This year, the makers of TurboTax are providing another solution for filing taxes with the release of the TurboTax SnapTax app for iPhone and Android. The app is a free download, but TurboTax charges $19.99 upon completion of the tax return.

Last Minute Tax Tips Taxpayers who are not claimed as dependents by their parents but have outof-pocket education costs for tuition, fees, books and supplies may be able to claim the American Opportunity credit. Room and board, travel expenses and other equipment not required for school are examples of expenses that may not be claimed as education costs even if they were paid for with scholarship money. Students should be aware that if the amount of scholarships and grants they received is greater than their combined education costs, they may have taxable scholarship income. Source:; Dr. Mary Sheets, professor of accounting



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The College of Fine Arts and Design will be presenting Gianni Schicchi, a comedy opera composed by Giacomo Puccini, starting tonight. Show times are at 7:30 Thursday through Saturday, and 2:00 on Sunday. “This show is a great show for newcomers to opera,” Kevin Eckard said. Eckard is the director of opera at UCO. “It’s a comedy, it’s fastpaced. It is a lot of fun.” The story highlights the Donati family after a rich uncle dies, fallen to fighting over the uncle’s estate, which is left entirely to the church. Not wanting to give the story away, Eckard says that the costumes, as well as the sets, are beautiful. The opera is a little different from those performed in the past. “The music is difficult to learn; it is an ensemble where each person is singing a different part,” Eckard said. “If one person drops a word, the rest will be off too, like a domino effect.” The cast has been rehearsing since the beginning of semester, and Eckard notes that some rehearsals took place even before Christmas.


The play highlights a family divided and fighting over a rich uncle’s will, a concept director Kevin Eckard says parallels real life. He says that the idea of relatives fighting over money is timeless.

“We make it [the performances] different every year,” Eckard said.

“Puccini’s work has big orchestration. It requires more vocal effort from the

cast, which is also what makes it exciting.”



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IT’S THE DEFICIT, STUPID! By Cody Bromley / Senior Staff Writer In the words of the late Notorious B.I.G., “mo’ money mo’ problems.” In this particular instance, the money belongs to America’s international financiers and the problem is the U.S.’s large deficit. Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech outlining his plan for tackling the notoriously big deficit by raising taxes, cutting programs, and refining the tax code. “This is my approach to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next twelve years. It’s an approach that achieves about $2 trillion in spending cuts across the budget. It will lower our interest payments on the debt by $1 trillion. It calls for tax reform to cut about $1 trillion in spending from the tax code. And it achieves these goals while protecting the middle class, our commitment to seniors, and our investments in the future,” Obama said Wednesday. Obama admitted in his speech that this proposal was not going to please everybody, but among the people who were not won over by the proposal was former Republican Governor Mitt Romney. “President Obama’s proposals are too little, too late,” Romney said in a statement released moments after the speech ended. “With over 20 million people who are unemployed or who have stopped looking for work, the last thing we should be doing is raising taxes on job-creators, entrepreneurs, and small business owners across America.” On Monday, Romney announced his intentions to launch an exploratory committee looking into a bid for president of the United States via Twitter. Sideline shouters like Romney are expected in a debate that involves and inflames as much of the American population as this does. Romney is merely using the tired old tactic of rallying the base while proposing nothing in its place. Need some examples? What is the Republican response to health care? What is the Republican response to Libya? What is the Republican response to any of Obama’s actions as President? It’s three simple things: shouting, time-wasting and fundraising. But instead of caving to party pressures, Obama has remained stern about his promise to the middle class. With reelection at the gates, this is only bound to increase. President Harry S. Truman had a sign that sat on his desk that read “The Buck Stops Here,” perhaps it’s time Obama invested in a sign of his own. I have a suggested slogan as well, “The B.S. Stops Here.”

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE NRHH and GIVE will host ‘Auction for Action,’ benefiting the Hugs Project By Christie Southern / Staff Writer The UCO chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Global Impact Volunteer Effort (GIVE) will host the “Auction for Action: Making a Difference for Soldiers One Bid at a Time” at 8 p.m., April 14 in the lobby of the university’s Central Plaza. The auction will benefit the Hugs Project and will include three different auctions-- a date auction, a basket auction and a silent auction. Door prizes such as coupons and gift cards to Outback Steakhouse will also be given away. Free food will also be provided from Pei Wei and sandwiches from Which Wich. The Hugs Project is a non-profit organization created in Oklahoma by Ray and Karen Stark. They were the first ones to send cool ties, or “hugs” to the troops in the Middle East to keep cool during the summer months and warm during the winter. The Hugs Project also sends care packages and other handmade items to service men and women. The NRHH previously worked with the Hugs Project organization this year and decided to choose them again for their benefit.

“We are looking for people that want to make an impact,” Jacob Newton, senior business education major and president of NRHH, said. The auction is open to the public and veterans will have VIP seating available. Newton said they are expecting approximately 30 to 50 people to attend. NRHH, a UCO and national organization, recognizes the top one percent of student leaders living in university housing on a national level and GIVE is a UCO organization that strives to make a difference around the world in international issues through the raising of awareness and funds. NRHH strives to promote more community service with its 18 members. As a new organization to UCO, Newton hopes to meet the same standards as the University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University chapters, if not surpass them. Last year, NRHH and GIVE raised over a $1,000 that was given to the American Red Cross to aid in the Haiti Relief Earthquake efforts. Donations will be accepted at the event. To make a donation or for more information contact Newton at (405) 823-4759 or email him at

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By Jennay Lutomski / Contributing Writer Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society and University of Central Oklahoma Student Association will host the third annual UCO Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival Saturday at Plunkett Park on campus. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public. The event originally started with an idea for filling Easter baskets for the HOPE Center in Edmond, a center organized to provide social services from and in the community, Jan Hardt, adviser of Pi Sigma Alpha and political science professor, said. The idea then turned into a community-wide Easter egg hunt. “11,000 eggs have been filled [ for this year’s UCO Easter Egg Hunt,]” Hardt said. This year’s hunt will be funded mainly through UCOSA. The previous two years have been partially funded by grants through Pi Sigma Alpha, but the grants can only be used on the same activity for two years, so UCOSA is helping with supplemental funding, Hardt said. The first year the UCO Easter Egg Hunt was held, roughly

560 people attended and the second year roughly 1,200 attended, Hardt said. She added that they expect even more people in attendance this year. Hardt said they are looking for about 30-40 volunteers to help out with the egg hunt and other activities. Students interested in volunteering can e-mail to sign up help with the event. Volunteers will help at the 17 carnival booths and at the egg hunts. The carnival booths will include Bean the Bunny, a bean bag toss, musical chairs, a lollipop tree, face painting, miniature golf, soccer, bowling, basketball, sugar cookie decorating, race car races and spoon egg races, along with others. The carnival booths will have small prizes for the winners, Hardt said. The Easter egg hunts will be divided into age-specific categories. The groups will be ages 3 and under, ages 4-5, ages 6-7, ages 8-9, and ages 10 and older. Participants are asked to bring an Easter basket and a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Free raffle prizes for children, as well as free food and drinks, will also be available at the event.

By Josh Hutton On Record The popularity surge of Rebecca Black’s “Friday” makes me want to drink a Molotov cocktail. Is it because of the way she spews “Freyyyyday, Freyyyyday”? Yes. Is it because of the “yesterday was Thursday” breakdown”? Yes. Is it the biting conflict of choosing between the front and the backseat? Yes. But above all else, the track represents a further debasement of the credibility of recorded music. Music digests easily and often gets disregarded as mere background noise (“Friday” deserves less than that) but no other medium takes on the role of poet, philosopher and politician in a more tangible way. But who has time to analyze in a media-saturated environment? So, the popular solution: steal the music equivalent of junk food off Youtube and torrent sites. Without any investment into the art, it typically blurs into an off-white hue – tolerable tracks serving a shallow purpose. Media literacy, however, translates the background noise into personal enlightenment, a healthy and nearly universal goal. The cultural significance of socially “in-tune” artists rises immeasurable. The artists, that present or shove the mirror in our face, awaken a holy moment of realization. Artifacts like Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited,” David Bowie’s “Low,” Sonic Youth’s “Daydream Nation,” and even Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” come to mind. Albums and artists that transcend the formulaic and set out for the progressive high road. Knowing their ambition will most likely meet critical crucifixion. Superb artists remove the blinders and magnify the shameless hedonism, the complacent conservatism, or even the detached nihilism of schizophrenic humanity. This Saturday, April 16, is Record Store Day. Record Store Day was created in 2007 in an attempt to refocus on independent music shops. Limited releases from musicians across the board arrive on a single day – rewarding diligent patrons of the scene. The beauty in the event lies in the original joy and energy spurned by discovery. The day marks a step in the right direction for the music industry. Replacing the focus from formulaic, sugar pop to deep cuts with a true blue message. Size Records on 89th and Western and Guestroom Records on 36th and Western will both be celebrating the events. Not only with nearly 300 exclusive releases, but also discounts on various mediums of music. Bands will perform all day in support of the event, along with drinks and prizes. Cut the umbilical cord of junk pop, viral videos and magazine covers. Taste of discovery; find the messengers that speak most clearly to you. A fantastic place to start is at a record shop this Saturday.

NEWS WITH A FLASH (Below) A woman holds a poster with photographs of a slain student that reads in Portuguese “Forever in our hearts” during a mass outside the public school where 12 children were killed by a gunman last week in Rio de Janeiro, (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Legislators and education leaders look on as Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, center, signs a bill during a bill signing ceremony in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The new law eliminates a teacher’s ability to appeal their dismissal in district court. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Left) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, foreground, is greeted by members of the public as he arrives at St Brigid’s Church, during his visit to Kildare Town, in Co Kildare, Ireland, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will speak at soldout events in Dublin, Kildare and Limerick in the coming days as part of his third trip to the country. (AP Photo/ Niall Carson/PA) Workers install crosses on the graves of blast victims during a funeral ceremony in the village of Kolodishchi in outskirts of Minsk, Belarus Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)



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CLASSMATE Shawndra Roberts, journalism major, was born and raised in El Reno, Okla. The 22-year-old mother of one and graduating senior describes herself as evolving and descriptive.

Q: What made you choose journalism as a major/career? A:

I have always wanted to write. That has been one thing that never changed throughout my life. In the seventh grade, my English teacher gave us an assignment to construct a newsletter. That was my first taste of journalism, and I fell in love with it. I did an “investigative” piece about why our new gym was taking so long to build.

Q: What would you like to do in this field? A:

I would love to do in-depth feature pieces that would require me to go live in Africa for a few months or embed myself with a group of people to really get to know them.

Q: What is your dream job? A:

Foreign correspondent for National Geographic/novelist

Q: What is your family life like? A:

Laid back, very chill, we are very artistic people so we are constantly bouncing ideas off of each other. There are days where my creative side takes over and I ignore everything else going on around me. We are very accepting of each other’s dreams and goals.

Q: How did you meet your husband? A:

A get together at a friend’s house my freshman year of college.

Q: What would you do if today was your last day on Earth?


Go to New Zealand with my family and enjoy it.

Q: If you could meet anyone who would it be? Why? A:

Aside from Jesus, J.R.R. Tolkien, his writing was what sparked my interest in becoming an author.

Q: What is something that not a lot of people know about Q: What motivates you? A:

Knowing that I was put on earth for a reason, that I do have a purpose for my life.

Q: What are your plans after graduation? A:

you but you wish more people would know?


I am really interested in family history.

Q: What is the most suprising thing about yourself? A:

Currently, try to get a job. I have a summer internship for the El Reno Tribune starting in June.

I try to see the good in every situation, and a lot of people that know me wouldn’t expect that from the experiences I have been through.

Q: How would you like to be remembered?

Q: What is the best trip you have ever taken? Why?



As someone who put others first and lifted those people up.

Q: What music do you hate most? Why? A:

I hate mainstream hip hop, because it is often degrading and it seems like any one can write a song, without the lyrics really meaning anything.

Boulder, Colo. I got to snowboard for the first time, and Boulder is by far my favorite town in the U.S.

Q: If you could talk to one type of animal what would it be? Why?


Tigers, they have always been my favorite animal and they seem so interesting.


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By Chantal Robatteux / Staff Writer The 11th Annual Library Book Sale will start tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and last until Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the basement of UCO’s Chambers Library. Gwen Dobbs, the library director of assessment and development, said, “Friday is the pre-sale for Friends of the Library of UCO members, but non-members can join at the door that day for as little as $5. We are open to the public Saturday and Sunday.” Dobbs said some of the things which will be on sale are items which were donated to the library that they did not add because they either already owned them or were not subjects taught at UCO. “We have popular fiction, VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, and some older edition textbooks in many subjects. There is also curriculum materials for K-12 level education,” Dobbs said. She added hardbacks are $2, paperbacks 50 cents, DVDs $3 and VHS are $1. “There are many other items at special prices and some more rare items on our collector’s table.” Dobbs said this event has been successful in the past. The proceeds average between $4,000 to $5,000 per year, and in 2009 they raised $7,000. “It is a fun community event and there are deals to be had for book lovers and library supporters. Of course some years are better than others, and many things are beyond our control. We’ve noticed if it rains on that weekend attendance is lower, and if a lot of other events are also happening in the Metro that can impact attendance,” Dobbs said. She added they hope this year will be as successful as the past. “We would be thrilled to raise $5,000 this year, but all proceeds are welcome and need-

ed.” Dobbs said, “The money raised from donated items, the vast majority of our inventory, is deposited with the UCO Foundation and used annually to fund the Friends of the Library of UCO Faculty Grants, […] Student awards like the Book Collecting Contest, speakers and events in the library, and other special purchases.”

If you like books and libraries, shopping the annual book sale is a fun and inexpensive, weekend outing, and a great way to support your local library.” She added they have some older items which are deselected from the library, and the money raised from their sale will go immediately back into the book budget to be spend this year. “If you like books and libraries, shopping the annual book sale is a fun and inexpensive, weekend outing, and a great way to support your local library. We have regulars that come every year, and I’ve been told there are some unique finds. Like flea markets and estate sales, book sales are for treasure hunters, even if it’s only a treasure to you,” Dobbs said. She said she hopes to see a lot of faculty, staff and students at the sale. “You get to interact with your library staff in a less formal setting. It’s a great event for making personal and organization friends,” Dobbs said. The 11th Annual Library Book Sale will start tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will last until Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

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NCAA BOWLING TO ROLL ONTO CAMPUS By Jennay Lutomski / Contributing Writer A UCO NCAA bowling team for the 20112012 year is in the works to allow UCO bowlers a collegiate team in which to compete. “There has been talk for a little while now among bowlers wishing UCO would start a collegiate program. When I heard of this, I approached the club about getting this started,” James Hayes, Chesapeake Energy Corporation geologist and the new NCAA UCO bowling head coach, said. Students must be full-time, as a graduate or undergraduate, and maintain a 2.0 GPA to be eligible for the team. If a student bowled at another university and just transferred, he or she must sit out for a year. “Athletes will be expected to attend all of their classes and be successful in them in order to bowl,” Hayes said. The team will have two mandatory practices a week. The days and location for the practices are undetermined at this point. The season starts in October and will last through March or April, depending on how far the team makes it. UCO will bowl in the Southwest Intercollegiate Bowling Conference. Competitions will be held during one weekend each month during the season. “The 2011-2012 schedule has not been released to date, so the exact locations are not known at this time. Some possible locations are St. Louis, Indianapolis, Las Vegas and Texas,” Hayes said. Hayes, 36, is from Illinois, served in the Marine Corps reserves, active duty Army and

Army reserves. He has two bachelor’s degrees and one master’s. He bowled for two years on the collegiate level at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is a two-time NCAA Academic All- American, a member of the Professional Bowlers Association and a Level 2 Ritger Certified Bowling Coach. Hayes coached the Edmond high schools for the last three years. Hayes said, “I have been bowling off and on for 29 years.” The bowling team will be funded through sponsors and fundraisers. “The only initial charge to the student will be a $25 fee which covers their registration required by the United States Bowling Congress Collegiate program that helps govern the sport,” Hayes said. Open tryouts will be either mid-August or early September but no date is set yet, Hayes said. “Collegiate bowling is quite different from recreational bowling. Collegiate bowling is done on very demanding lane conditions which require a high level of skill to be successful,” Hayes said. Collegiate bowlers will be expected to have their own equipment for the sport. “The sport is highly competitive and most athletes are very experienced,” Hayes said. The new sport at UCO will provide a team for bowlers of any age that fill the eligibility requirements.




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APR. 14, 2011


UCO Tennis


From Lacy Calwell, Eli Aramavoic and Anto Rossini all pulled all key singles wins to spark Central Oklahoma to a 5-4 Lone Star Conference upset of No. 21-ranked Northeastern State here Tuesday afternoon. It was the sixth consecutive win for the streaking Bronchos, who improved to 15-8 on the year and 6-2 in the league with their eighth win in nine outings in the home finale. Caldwell rallied from an early deficit to win her final home match, Abramovic celebrated a birthday with a straight-set victory and Rossini overcame a first-set loss to give UCO the three singles wins needed after the Bronchos won two of the three doubles bouts in the thrilling five-hour battle. “It was such a battle and both teams displayed so much passion and work ethic,” UCO coach Natalya Nikitina-Helvey said. “It was one of those matches when even if you lose you know your girls have done absolutely everything possible to win, but of course it was nice to get the win in such a match. “It was a great way to end our home season for our senior, Lacy. I am extremely proud of my team and my assistant coach, Saman Samii, for pulling out such a tough victory. We all came together as a team, played with heart and represented UCO with pride.” The Bronchos won two of the three doubles matches to take an early 2-1 lead, getting identical 8-6 victories from Julia Shviadok and Abramovic at No. 1 and Rose Cabato and Anna Kochigina at No. 3

UCO then stayed ahead by splitting the six singles bouts, though that wasn’t without drama. Rossini lost her first set at No. 4 6-4 before roaring back with back-to-back 6-4 wins, while Caldwell won five straight games to overcame a 4-1 first-set deficit in prevailing 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3. Abramovic had a 6-3, 6-3 triumph at No. 2. The Bronchos go to Missouri this weekend to finish the regular season with four duals before competing in the Lone Star Conference Championships April 22-23 in Oklahoma City. UCO 5, Northeastern State 4 Doubles No. 1 – Julia Shviadok/Eli Abramovic, UCO, def. Michaela Romanova/Houda Bellamine, 8-6. No. 2 – Ivana Belejova/Jeanne Mallem, NSU, def. Lacy Caldwell/Anto Rossini, 8-6. No. 3 – Rose Cabato/Anna Kochigina, UCO, def. Karol Cichon/Agata Skorupska, 8-6.

Singles No. 1 – Romanova, NSU, def. Shviadok, 6-2, 6-7, 6-6 default. No. 2 – Abramovic, UCO, def. Cichon, 6-3, 6-3. No. 3 – Caldwell, UCO, def. Skorupska, 6-4, 6-1. No. 4 – Rossini, UCO, def. Belejova, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. No. 5 – Bellamine, NSU, def. Kochigina, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3. No. 6 – Mallem, NSU, def. Cabato, 6-4, 7-5.

Central’s Rose Cabato prepares to return a shot during a match earlier this year, UCO travels to Missouri this weekend to complete the regular season.

UCO Golf

GOLF FINISHES 7TH From Central Oklahoma knocked 17 shots off its first-round score but couldn’t move up any in the team standings and finished seventh in the Doc Housewright Tarleton Invitational that concluded here Tuesday. The Bronchos had four of their five players break 80 in shooting a closing 312 and ended up with a 641 total in two-day, 36-hole tournament at Harbor Lakes Golf Club. Host Tarleton State finished at 592 to run away with the team title, finishing 20 shots ahead of runner-up Grand Canyon. St. Edward’s was third at 619, while California-PA and Northeastern State tied for fourth at 626.

chael Bond said. “It wasn’t the performance we wanted and we have a lot of work to do before the conference tournament next week.” Taylor Neidy led the Bronchos Tuesday with a 77, while Mychael McWhorter and Chaney Uhles both shot 78. UCO also got a 79 from Erica Bench and Emily Leahey had an 82. Uhles was the top individual placer, finishing with a 157 total. The Bronchos travel to San Antonio, Texas next week for the three-day, 54-hole Lone Star Conference Championships, which will be held at the Republic Golf Course on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


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APR. 14, 2011

UCO Football


Ethan Sharp (Center) celebrates after a play against Southeastern last season. The Bronchos’ 2011 campaign starts with the annual spring scrimmage Saturday night.

By Michael Collins/ Sports Writer After a season in which the Bronchos gave up close to 40 points a game, for this team to reach their goals they must get better on the defensive side of the ball. During spring games, it can sometimes be hard to judge defense because most teams do not like their own players knocking the heck out of their own teammates, but you should be able to see players flying to the ball (hopefully). Is Ethan still “Sharp”? Last season around this time there was no clearcut favorite for the starting quarterback role. By game three of last

year, Sharp proved that he was the real deal. After passing for almost 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns, he will be the starter unless some dramatic happens. Keep an eye on Landon Greve and Brett Maxie. Greve played sparingly last year at quarterback but looked capable in limited duty, and Maxie has all the tools to be something very special. Who is going to spell Birmingham? Obviously the starting running back this next season is going to be Josh Birmingham, after 1,250 yards rushing and 21 total touchdowns, Birmingham is solid. The thing that got lost in the shuffle last

year is perhaps Birmingham was used a little too much, if there is such a thing. Running backs usually have a limit to the amount of carries and hits they can take in a career, if Birmingham is going to make it through a few more injury free seasons, it might be a good idea to find a capable backup. Tim Branch was the primary backup last season, but only tallied 26 carries, while he is a very good blocker, he must prove he can run the rock if he is to remain the second option in the run game. What new wrinkles will the offense have? With new offensive coordinator Chase Harp, there is

bound to be some new plays/formations in the works, whether or not they will break out the tricky stuff in a spring game is up for debate, but it will be interesting to see if the offense will be as potent as they were last year. With only a few weeks of spring practice, the players may still be getting used to Harp and what he likes to do, but his air raid attack should fit in just nice with the talent he has skill wise. The Big & Nasty’s. While that may sound like a McDonald’s cheeseburger, I am referring to the offensive and defensive lines. The strength of this team last year was

the run game, and the weakness was stopping the run. It all starts up front and any good coach will tell you, it is almost impossible to have a championship caliber team without a good O-line and D-line. Winning sounds complicated, and to an extent it is, but being able to stop the run and wearing out an opposing team’s defense by pounding them at will with Birmingham will sure make winning “easier.” Look for some changes along the defensive line with new coach Tyler Caid in the mix, his fire and passion will be on display early during the scrimmage.



By Trey Hunter / Contributing Writer The Central Oklahoma softball team split a doubleheader against Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., Tuesday.

UCO pitcher Rachael Steverson earned the victory against Emporia State over the weekend. She is 8-8 in 2011.

Central Oklahoma- 1 Emporia State- 7 Catcher Kacie Edwards led the Lady Bronchos’ lineup. She went two for three with a double and drove in UCO’s only run. Center fielder Kayce Raines went one for three with a single and scored a run. She also walked in one plate appearance. Left fielder Megan Bentley and pinch hitter Kelly Roupet each had a hit to round out the batting order. Amanda McClelland recorded her ninth loss of the season compared to 13 wins. She pitched six innings and surrendered seven earned runs off of nine hits. She also walked one batter and did not record a single

strikeout. The loss brought Central’s overall record to 21-18 and it was only their fourth in ten games. Central Oklahoma- 5 Emporia State- 4 The central offense picked up the slack they left behind in the first game of the double-header. They scored five runs off of ten hits on the way to their 22nd win of the season. Edwards led the lineup once again going three for three with a game-high three RBIs, a double and a run scored. Raines went two for four with two double and two runs scored and first baseman Megan Whitmire went two for four with a double. Bentley, Brittany Weaver and Brooke Walters each had a hit as well. Starter Rachael Steverson brought her record back to the .500 mark with her ninth win compared to

nine losses. She gave up four earned runs over eight innings pitched while striking out eight batters. She also gave up seven hits and walked three people. “It feels good to pick up a nice win on the road,” UCO coach Ginny Stidham said. “They came out firing in the first game and handed us a blowout loss. We responded well and took home a well earned victory.” Central improved their record to 22-18 after their victory in the second game. They will travel to Wichita Falls, Texas, to play in a three-game series against Midwestern State University on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. They will host Emporia State in a doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 20 in Edmond.

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