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FOR THE RECORD 872 students and faculty gathered in Wantland Stadium on August 21 to set the record for largest thumb war. Officials have since verified the achievement, making it the second world record UCO has set in the past year.

UCO students prepare to break the world record for largest thumb war during Thumbmania at Wantland Stadium, Aug 21, 2012. Photo by Cyn Sheng Ling, The Vista

Adam Holt

Staff Writer Students and faculty were among the large crowd who likely set the world record for “largest thumb war chain” at Wantland Stadium, Tuesday, Aug. 21. “Thumbmania” took hold as 872 people from the Edmond area clasped hands to form a long, zigzag chain and played thumb war for 5 minutes. Witnesses were trained to look for broken links, which would make the attempt invalid and cause the warriors to restart. The first try broke within approximately 30 seconds, but on the second attempt, all participants gritted their teeth to complete what some said was the longest five minutes of their life. Laughter, yelling, moans, and groans could be heard from the snaking line of metacarpal mayhem. “I think I worked a muscle in my arm that I didn’t know existed by moving my thumb so much,” said Jasmine Worthy, senior broadcasting major. When the 5-minute mark was breached, a feeling of excitement and relief came over the crowd as many began to try to shake the pain from their now storied hands. The result will be sent to Guinness World Records, and after about a two-week period,

UCO will find out if their record will be verified. According to Kay Robinson, the current world record is 846 participants, which was set at the University of Missouri-Rolla. On hand was UCO President Don Betz. He not only felt the gathering was a moment to make history, but also a time to strengthen bonds. “It’s community building, letting people get to know each other,” he said. “It kind of defines the spirit. Right now they are out here together.” Many organizations participated in the festivities. Fraternities and sorority members attended in high numbers. The 30 members of the UCO Cheer Squad also took part. Soon after the record was set, the world’s largest thumb war chain soon became one of the world’s largest gatherings of losers due to thumb war tournament that followed. Friends quickly became enemies as fight- World record breakers join hand-in-hand in Wantland Stadium as they attempt to ers clasped hands once again, this time with break the record for world’s largest thumb war. August 21, 2012. Photo by Alili Dyer individual pride on the line. When asked about his tactics, Whoolery After an intense battle that took the better Also, an iPad and a month of staff parking of two minutes, Whoolery came out on top, were up for grabs for the winner and runner- sided with quickness. “Speed always wins. You maybe stronger, taking bragging rights and the iPad. up, respectively. “[I feel] amazing. I’ve never won first As the tournament played out, shouts of but if I’m faster, you’re gone,” he said. Cobb, a member of Kappa Sigma, was place in my life,” he said. victory as well as sighs from agony of defeat more about technique and finesse. Though Whoolery took the tournament could be heard throughout the crowd. “I do the sleeper,” he said. “You put your championship, there was some in attenThrongs of competitors bowed out until only two students stood, Dalton Cobb and finger down and I come around in a circle dance who may have gained more: and pin you.” Bacteria. Mitchell Whoolery.

Campus News

Inhofe honored for paralympic involvement

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe is awarded the Guardian Angel award by UCO President Don Betz at UCO. August 21, 2012. Photo by Aliki Dyer, The Vista

Staff Writers On August 21, 2012, Oklahoma Republican state Sen. James Inhofe visited the UCO campus for an award ceremony in his honor. The ceremony took place in the Nigh University Center’s Ballroom, with a diverse crowd

of attendees. In attendance were active and retired military members, Paralympic athletes, various UCO department heads and faculty, which included President Don Betz, and Executive Vice President Steve Kreidler, who acted as master of ceremonies. Inhofe was invited to receive the first Guardian Angel award,

which was presented in honor of his work in the Senate supporting Paralympic athletes through his relationships with the U.S. Olympic Committee and various military organizations. Kreidler emphasized the importance of UCO’s role in supporting active and retired military, adding, “In the past few years, the university has been particularly engaged with military personnel who have come back from their service to our country with disabilities, it matches the core values of this university of civility, community and character, that we assist these soldiers that as they come back, having made real sacrifices for their country.” He added that the university is a regional center of excellence with the U.S. Olympic committee and the Paralympic committee, and as a training site, the university hosts hundreds of military personal annually in sport and competition. Kreidler then introduced retired U.S. Army Colonel Roger Neppl, the director of military programs for the U.S. Paralympic Committee. Neppl thanked Inhofe for his help in funding support for the various programs that assist injured service members and presented Inhofe medals from the Warrior

Games, a Paralympic competition, as a token of his appreciation. A short video consisting of Paralympic athletes was then shown, where soldiers described their gratitude for their continued support back home after serving and being injured. One of the athletes, archer Russell Wolfe, described how, when he first came back from service, it was difficult to compete, due to the lack of funding. He went on to say, “For the first couple of years, I really struggled, I actually didn’t make the team. Then, the money started coming in and we got some specialized camps, and got some extra coaching, and that extra training where they would sit back and say ‘look you’ve got potential, this is what you need to do,’ that’s invaluable and for me as soon as I started getting that, my scores started increasing and I started making the team.” UCO resident and member of the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball team, Dan Regan, talked about how after returning from duty with injuries he wasn’t able to perform his

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Opinion

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August 28, 2012 Editorial

Party conventions:

very conventional, but not much of a party

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Four days. Four days of carbon copy speeches. Four days of red, white, and blue banners. Four days of hearing about the same candidate. It’ll be in a convention hall. They’ll have a roll call vote. And I’ll be praying for a commercial break. In the heyday of political conventions, the party’s presidential hopeful was not chosen until the convention itself. Take the 1964 Republican National Convention for example. Liberal Nelson Rockefeller of New York squared off against conservative Barry Goldwater of Arizona. Tension rose as conservatives ripped Rockefeller for his family life, and Rockefeller fired back – on stage, on television, in front of the whole country. This week as the Republican convention gets underway (and the Democratic convention next week), it begs the question: are conventions really necessary? The candidates are already clear. The whole event is scripted. Aside from the trite polish, this four-day reoccurring nightmare (every time I turn on the tele-

vision I feel like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day”) costs big bucks. Congress set aside $100 million in security and $18 million to each political party for balloons, posters, and other party items. Tuning in to party convention coverage is like going to someone else’s family reunion. You feel hopelessly left out. Bad jokes will be told, pantsuits will be worn, and a few elderly gents will take a nap while someone speaks. Why do party members convene at a convention hall? Why do they have to hold a roll call vote? Why does it have to last four days? The answer is simple. Tradition. In a guest column for the New York Times, NBC correspondent Tom Brokaw argues that the convention should be scaled down into one day and one prime-time night. “Let’s face it, modern political conventions have become extravagant infomercials staged in a setting deliberately designed to seal them off from any intrusion not scrubbed and sanitized. I half expect to hear an-off screen announcer in breathless tones say, ‘Vote

for the Romney-Ryan or Obama-Biden ticket NOW and receive FREE a Cumquat Juicer with turbo blades and builtin slot for campaign contributions,’” Brokaw said. If republicans and democrats would scale back the conventions, tax money would be saved and time would not be wasted with trivial repetition. Perhaps a convention should be held following the November elections, uniting both parties in an attempt to deal with debt crisis and fiscal follies.

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UCO and other metro theaters open fall season Bryan Trude

Senior Staff Writer Famous for its motivational “St. Crispin’s Speech,” “Henry V” reigns as one of Shakespeare’s most famous historical plays. Beginning Oct. 4, the play will be brought to life in Edmond by the UCO Theater department and guest director Jerry Ferraccio, director of the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society of Santa Fe, N.M. “The theater department invited me to come and direct ‘Henry V’ as a guest artist,” Ferraccio said. “Henry V” is a Shakespearian recounting of the historical English king, most notable for his waging of the Hundred Years’ War against France. Proving his prowess as a military commander with the English victory at the Battle of Agincourt, Henry V nearly conquered France before the Treaty of Troyes saw him named heirapparent to the French throne. The play focuses namely on events surrounding the Battle of Agincourt. “In Shakespeare’s day, histories were extremely popular, and ‘Henry V’ is considered the quintessential British king,” Ferraccio said. “He took a tiny little army, outnumbered five to one, and won a decisive battle in France … this proved to the British, in their heads anyway, that God was on their side.” Though the cast list has not been announced, Ferraccio said over 30 actors were called back for 17 parts, and that the final cast will experiment with some nontraditional actors in certain roles.

Scheduled to run Oct. 4-6 at 7 p.m., and again Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., “Henry V” will be just one of many plays in the OKC theater community premiering this fall. The Lyric at the Plaza will open their fall season Oct. 10 with the Charles Lundham twoman horror spoof, “The Mystery of Irma Vep.” Starring Lyric costume designer Jeffrey Meek and 4-year Lyric veteran Monte Riegel Wheeler, “Irma Vep” promises to be a “sidesplitting spoof” that “pokes fun at all that is ridiculous in Gothic horror, Victorian melodrama and classic movies.” The OKC Theatre Company will open their season Aug. 31 when they present the Cameron Mitchell rock and roll musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Starring Matthew Alvin Brown and Renee Anderson, “Hedwig” has been compared to the cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” while Rolling Stone said, “In the long, sorry history of rock musicals, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ is the first one that truly rocks.” Finally, the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre continues the trend of opening the fall season with raunchy comedies when they open David Mamet’s “November” on Sept. 7. Though CityRep has not announced a cast, the play is described as “The West Wing meets South Park,” the play revolves around an inept U.S. President in the final days of his re-election bid. Tickets for UCO’s production of “Henry V” can be ordered by phone at (405) 974-3375. For more information on other area productions, you can visit the Lyric’s web site at www. lyrictheatreokc.com/lyric-at-the-plaza, the OKC Theatre Company at www.okctheatrecompany. org, and CityRep at cityrep.com.

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Opinion

Outsider Dispatches

By Trevor Hultner Dear Neil Armstrong, I wasn’t even a distant thought in my parents’ minds when you landed on the Moon in the summer of 1969. In fact, my parents themselves were barely old enough to know what the Moon was, much less grasp the importance of what it was that you did at that time. I never had the privilege of meeting you, talking to you, or even seeing you in person. I only know you by virtue of the Internet and YouTube, and what history books have to say about you. I know that you are a hero. A legend. And perhaps that’s all I need. When you stepped out of your lander and onto the lunar surface, you became the first person to touch another world. You became immortal, along with the 12 words you uttered for the entire world to hear: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” With those words you inspired millions of kids to want to be astronauts when they grew up, to chase the stars as you did. You triggered millions of imaginations to think about what it would be like - how cool it would be! - to help settle a terraforming colony on Mars or commit to the incredibly long voyage out of the quiet suburban neighborhood of our solar system and into the brilliant cacophonous metropolitan sprawl of our galaxy. And now you’re gone. You died at the end of a week that has so carefully mirrored weeks past it’s disappointing: a week rife with political ineffectiveness and opportunism; a week in two separate mass shootings happened within hours of each other in two major cities; a week in which the world yet again threatened to tear itself apart at the seams. We really could use a hero. We could use a worldview-shattering feat of awesomeness that brings all of humankind together - one not sponsored by McDonalds or Coca-Cola or brought to us in HD by NBC. We could use another

manned moon landing right about now. I don’t mean to put all of this on you, Mr. Armstrong - after all, you are just settling into your new occupation of being dead, and you deserve a death as quiet and peaceful and unassuming as your later living years were. You were just immensely important to us all. You still are. “Neil Armstrong was the spiritual repository of spacefaring dreams and ambitions. In death, a little bit of us all dies with him,” astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted on Saturday. Bill Nye, the popular children’s science presenter, said, “Neil Armstrong raised the expectations, the hopes and dreams, of every human on Earth.” Your crewmate on Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, was the one who moved me to write this letter. “Whenever I look at the moon I am reminded of that precious moment, over four decades ago, when Neil and I stood on the desolate, barren, yet beautiful, Sea of Tranquility, looking back at our brilliant blue planet Earth suspended in the darkness of space,” he wrote. “My friend Neil took the small step but giant leap that changed the world and will forever be remembered as a historic moment in human history.” I wish we - the whole of humanity could pack in the petty politics for just one weekend and do something truly fantastic. I wish we could overcome all our privileges and stop seeing our fellow humans as “others” to be feared and hated. I wish we could turn our gaze towards the stars once more. I wish you could be there to witness it when it finally happens. Thanks for the universe of possibilities, Trevor Hultner

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Students welcomed back during Stampede Week

Ben Rector plays the guitar and sings for the crowd at Plunkett Park UCO, Aug 22, 2012. Photo by Cyn Sheng Ling, The Vista

Students surround one of the many tables set up outside the Nigh University Center at UCO during the student involvement fair. August 24, 2012. Photo by Aliki Dyer, The Vista


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Performing Arts

Broadway Tonight hosts Disney Princess Alex Cifuentes

Contributing Writer Broadway Tonight opened their curtain on its fifteenth season by hosting Tony Awardnominee and voice of Disney’s “Pocahontas,” Judy Kuhn. Many recognize Kuhn’s performance as their favorite of the Disney princesses, but she has also had a successful career on Broadway. Kuhn has been nominated for three Tony Awards for her performances in “Les Miserables,” “Chess,” and “She Loves Me.” Kuhn’s visit to the University of Central Oklahoma’s campus was not just to perform a few of her favorite songs, but it was also to give the students of the theater department a chance to learn from a professional who has found her place in the business. “She does a master class and workshop with our students, and that’s the cornerstone of Broadway Tonight. It is an incredible transformative experience,” Greg White, director of UCO’s Broadway Tonight, said. “She was awesome as a performer, I was backstage crew for the show so I got to interact with her a lot. As a performer, she was one of the best people I’ve ever worked with for Broadway Tonight,” said Samantha Aldridge, UCO Senior Theater Design and Technology. Kuhn performed alongside The Young Voices of Edmond, a group of over 100 singers ranging from ages five through 18. The Young Voices of Edmond is directed by Angie McKenna, the choir director of Sequoyah Middle School. McKenna is Edmond Public School’s Teacher of the Year, and she is also a finalist for Oklahoma State Teacher of the

Judy Kuhn, the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney film of the same name, performs staple songs from her film and Broadway career with The Young Voices of Edmond backing her up August 24, 2012 at UCO’s Mitchell Hall. Photo by Trevor Hultner, The Vista

Year. “She’s really just fantastic,” White said. The Young Voices of Edmond began the show with a medley of songs from Disney’s “Pocahontas,” and then welcomed Kuhn to the stage. Kuhn performed an arrangement of songs from her Broadway performances, such as “Vanilla Ice Cream,” from her Tony Awardnominated performance in “She Loves Me.”

She also sang songs from Disney’s “Pocahontas,” and finished the show with her rendition of the Academy Award-winning song “Colors of the Wind.” “It’s been so much fun, and singing with this choir has been an amazing experience,” Kuhn said. Kuhn’s visit kicked off an exciting 20122013 season for Broadway Tonight. This season’s performances will also feature Tony

Sexually active students often labor for their peers’ respect Eric Mcadoo

Contributing Writer A survey conducted by the American Sociological Association reports 48 percent of college students lose respect for a person deemed to engage in casual sex with fleeting partners. The other side is split with 27 percent having no loss in respect and 25 percent one-sided. Women are more likely than men to ill-favor promiscuity. Greek affiliates and athletes tend to support their own genders sexuality while criticizing the others. In a press release from the American Sociological Association, the co-author and sociology professor Barbara Risman said, “Because Greek brothers and athletes tend to be at the top of the social stratification ladder- the big guys on campus- we see this adversarial double standard infused in people’s perceptions of college and hook up culture.” “Women who hold to this reverse double standard are invoking a kind of gender justice.” Dr. Mary Carver, the core curriculum coordinator for the communications de-

partment at the University of Central Oklahoma, said the negative connotation placed on multiple hookups affects personal interactions. “Respect level often affects how we communicate. When there is a lack of respect it influences our attitude toward the person we are communicating with as well as what we are willing to disclose.” The survey contained information from 22 colleges and 19,000 students. That’s roughly the amount of students enrolled at UCO. At UCO, like most colleges, there is constant communication between students. Campus events, clubs and classes keep its many attendants in close contact. Alex Braden, the student body president of the UCO Student Association, says that all students should respect each other regardless of their social lives. What a person does in their social setting is on them, but even if it’s in a classroom setting, those students are still equals and deserve respect. “I treat people completely with respect. I’m very professional towards them,” Braden said. “If that’s how they act outside this realm, I don’t treat them differently here than I would anywhere else.”

Award-winner Betty Buckley, Broadway’s ”Phantom,” Franc D’Ambrosio, and Tom Wopat best known as Luke Duke from “The Dukes of Hazzard.” “Broadway Tonight is UCO’s gift to the community. It gives everybody an opportunity to have these cultural experiences, and it gives our students an opportunity to perform with industry professionals,” White said.

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previous job, so he pursued different sports, and eventually focused on sitting volleyball. He described how the experience of taking up the sport “was very helpful in actually transitioning into the next stage of my life past a traumatic injury.” Following the video, Regan, and fellow sitting volleyball teammate, James Stuck, took to the stage where Stuck spoke about his experience dealing with his injuries from being involved in a roadside bomb in 2005. He went on to describe how he was a college athlete before his tour of duty, and how the work of Inhofe allowed him to be an athlete once again. The men then presented the senator with a personalized Team USA jacket. Betz took to the podium to introduce the senator, describing Inhofe’s achievements and the Guardian Angel award, adding, “Senator Inhofe, you are in fact a guardian angel to those service men, and women, and veter-

ans, who have been challenged by injury or illness, to provide them with the encouragement and the resources to help them heal.” After being introduced, Inhofe took to the podium and described how the military is facing a serious problem in his eyes, adding that he was very concerned with how the Obama administration is cutting the defense budget, and that he would fight against future cuts. He asked the audience to pardon him for mentioning it, but he felt it was “too important to perhaps not to share that less we be aware of a problem you might not have been aware of before.” Inhofe then spoke of the importance of taking care of military members after their service, recognizing those who made sacrifices for their country, adding that he was fortunate that he didn’t have to sacrifice during his service, but those that did are more deserving of the award than he was.

Campus Budget

Budget allows for more UCO faculty Josh Wallace

Staff Writer By now, most students have noticed that UCO has had a tuition increase for the fall 2012 semester and onward, whether you noticed an email by UCO President Betz, or saw the increase when enrolling for your classes, you know that we are paying more. Although the increase was the highest in the state, Betz emphasizes that UCO students pay far less than those that attend OU or OSU.

What increased tuition will change on campus Along with that increase come the added benefits that money will bring, an increase in the amount of scholarships, more funding for adapting to increasingly changing technology, and the ability to increase the number of full time faculty to help educate the increasing number of students attending the university. According to Dr. Lori Beasley, UCO’s Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, 10 faculty members will be hired for the 2012-2013 period, with the cost at around $600,000, set aside from the tuition increase to cover the expense. Beasley describes the hiring process so far, stating, “Four positions were hired on temporary basis for one year since the additional funding was made late in

the hiring season. New revenue funded three full-time positions. Three new full-time positions are being covered by adjuncts since a full-time faculty member could not be hired in the discipline in July-August. One person that is hired as a temporary assistant professor taught at UCO as an adjunct.” As for what departments UCO is looking at for new hires, Beasley describes a process where all departments plan out their budgets independently. The deans of the various colleges then come together through Academic Affairs to collaborate and prioritize their budgets, and through this process they decide where to allocate the resources based off the highest priority.

modate them.

Increasing class availability As for the dilemma of students finding it difficult to find the classes available that they need for their degree, Beasley stated, “Academic Affairs along with each college, Enrollment Management and Administration and Finance recognize the need for more classes and faculty. During enrollment all units work closely to determine what classes can be opened based on need and to fund quality part-time faculty to teach needed classes that can be filled.”

Four colleges have new faculty

Budget constraints

Based off this process, it was determined that positions in the College of Mathematics and Science, specifically for biology, engineering, physics, and mathematics and statistics were needed. Also among the priority for new hires were the College of Liberal Arts, for Spanish and English professors, College of Fine Arts and Design, and the College of Education and Professional Studies for an Organizational Leadership professor. The hires are reflective of how colleges are responding to the growing demand for particular programs, the higher the demand from students in a particular degree or program, the higher the priority for resource allocation in attaining new faculty to accom-

As for increasing the faculty next year, in a previous interview, Betz had expressed interest in continuing the hiring of more full-time staff in the years to come, but Beasley put it in perspective. She said that the school’s budget is a yearlong process, and until the legislature gives specifics on what the university’s budget will be, it is unknown if the resources will be available to bring on more full-time faculty.

Spanish, English, Design, positions are filled with adjuncts but are currently advertised for possible hires in January or for August 2013.

New UCO Hires Dr. Harold Cleveland – Biology, Temporary Assistant Professor Dr. Shanaz Tiwari – Mathematics & Statistics, Temporary Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Cobb – Organizational Leadership, Temporary Assistant Professor Ms. Assal Alaee – Engineering and Physics, Temporary Lecturer Mr. Andrew Shiers – Mathematics and Statistics, Lecturer


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August 28, 2012

Hockey

Fall sports practices in full swing Hockey team announces roster

Sophomore Tory Caldwell practices last week at Arctic Edge Arena in Edmond. Photo by Bryan Trude, The Vista

Chris Brannick

Sports Editor UCO Hockey is inching closer to their season opener and are pushing attendance with a super deal on tickets. The Bronchos in skates only charge admission because they are a club sport. Meaning they aren’t funded by the university as is football, basketball and such other sports. The cost of traveling for a team the size of your hockey team is just as much though, so the extra support helps. Last week, the hockey players set up shop in the Nigh University Center to sell season tickets. Not only was a free shirt given to you amongst your purchase but the price for 22 games was low enough to catch everyone’s eye. For

a mere 20 dollars you could by season tickets. “It pays for itself in just three games!” Tory Caldwell said. Buying season tickets would save you 90 dollars of the gate price. The hockey team will bring this offer back the week before their opener in early September. Caldwell, a sophomore goalie, was among the group working the table last Thursday. Caldwell said it was going great and a lot of people were showing interest. Other news from the ice is the release of the roster for the 2012-13 season. Head coach Craig McAlister welcomes a larger group of new faces but Caldwell and other teammates isn’t the least bit disappointed. “It’s not just a big freshman class, it’s a big and strong class,” sophomore right wing Cory Allen said, referencing the

new look of the team. Allen said the entire scheme would change because of the size of the new players. “Rather than being a small team, now we’re big and fast.” Allen said. Practice also kicked off for the hockey team last week. Caldwell and Allen were both pleased with how things went despite the layoff from the offseason. “It’s going pretty good,” Caldwell said. “It should be exciting.” Allen said the team would practice six days a week until their first game, which is Friday, Sept. 14. The Bronchos will host a weekend series against the Razorbacks from Arkansas with a game on Friday and another on Saturday.

The UCO Volleyball team works on conditioning as first year head coach Edgar Miraku looks on. The Bronchos travel to Denton, Texas to begin their season Friday. Photo by Aliki Dyer, The Vista

Chris Brannick

Sports Editor Edgar Miraku and his women’s volleyball team continued practice during the first week of school. Miraku is preparing to lead his team for the first time this weekend when they travel to the Texas Women’s Invitational in Denton, Texas. The Bronchos begin the weekend with New Mexico Highlands University at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Later that day the Bronchos will match up against Puerto

Rico-Rio Piedras, that match will take place at 4:30 p.m. Two more matches will take place on Saturday to conclude the invitational. Those matches will be against the University of Arkansas-Monticello at 9:00 a.m. and former conference foe and in state rival East Central University. The focus at practice remains the same for the Bronchos. Miraku said before school started that a holistic approach needed to be taken. The Bronchos took that approach Thursday when they worked on passing, setting, continuity and strength and

conditioning. There is work to be done inside Hamilton Fieldhouse in order for women’s volleyball to be successful. This work has begun and each Broncho is taking it head on, full steam ahead. UCO starts the season with two tournaments on the road before heading to Pittsburgh, Kan. on Sept. 11. The home debut for your Bronchos is Friday, Sept. 14. agianst Fort Hays State. Led by senior outside hitter Morgan Roy, the Bronchos are working extrememly hard in practice to show the MIAA what UCO is all about.

Whitt Carter

Staff Writer Alongside the first week of classes came another full week of practices for the Bronchos, as they wrap up preparations for their season-opener at St. Mary’s on August 31. The 2012 squad led by Mike Cook, who is in his 15th-year as head coach, continued work on specific drills this past week, as they aim to build off of what was a banner year for the program. The only coach in UCO Women’s Soccer history, Cook returns a squad that finished 15-4 in 2011, while making a trip to the Division II National Tournament. Regular practices filled the week, seeing the Bronchos scrimmage several times and condition throughout the week. Sophomore fullback Malynda Lesneski practices last “This week we worked on tactical weekend in preperation for the Bronchos first game, Frithings, like ball skills, passing, and movday Aug. 31. Photo by Aliki Dyer, The Vista ing. Coach also incorporates fitness into tactical things, so we also had a ‘fitness

Corey Allen Brian Barnes Jordan Bledsoe Cole Buckley Tory Caldwell Seth Cory Dodson, Cole Rylan Duley Donald Geary Brandon Gorges Nolan Grauer Brandon Harley Nolan Hopkins Shane Khalaf Anthony Knuth Peter Kressner Ryan Marrs Thierry Martine Chris Miracle Derek Mussey Brett Patchett Matt Prigge Riley Spraggs Michael Sullivan MacKenzie Thiessen Zdenek Zavadil Michael Wall Luke Ward Head Coach Craig McAlister Assistant Coach Brian Bradley

day’ on Wednesday.” said senior midfielder Stephanie Fleig. “We also worked on certain set pieces such as corner kicks and free kicks.” The Bronchos will be strong in most areas this year, including depth. UCO returns eight starters from last season, many of which have played multiple seasons in the bronze and blue. Added to the experienced returners is a solid recruiting class that should also see minutes on the field this fall, something that hasn’t been as prevalent in recent years. “I think one of our biggest strengths this year is depth. We have a lot of good returning players that are starters, but we also brought in a lot of talented transfers and freshman that will make an immediate impact on our team,” said Fleig. “Bringing in a bunch of hard-working and talented players gives us great depth, which is what we have lacked the last couple of seasons.” Fleig returns alongside senior forward Brittni Walker and seven others, giving

the Bronchos an experienced bunch that is still hungry for success. What will make this team the most successful? According to Fleig: everything. “We have a solid defense, a creative midfield, and speedy forwards that make things happen. Every player brings a different strength to our team, whether it be having good skills or just being really fast,” said Fleig. “The most important thing is that we work together as a team this season and take each game one at a time,” said Fleig. “Our goal this season is to go 18-0.” The Bronchos will follow up their visit to St. Mary’s on Friday by playing at Texas A&M International, also in San Antonio, on Sunday. The home opener for UCO will be at the Broncho Invitational during the weekend of September 7-9. The Bronchos will play Midwestern State at 2:00 on Friday and Newman University on Sunday at 4:00.


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August 28, 2012

Football

Practice Report from the gridiron Broncho Football 2012 August 30

Missouri Southern

7 p.m.

September 8

at Pittsburgh State

6 p.m.

September 15

at Emporia State

1 p.m.

September 22

Washburn

2:35 p.m.

September 29

at Missouri Western State

6 p.m.

October 6

Northwest Missouri State

1 p.m.

October 13

at Central Missouri

1:30 p.m.

October 27

at Lincoln

2 p.m.

November 3

Southwest Baptist

2 p.m.

November 10

Northeastern State

1 p.m.

Junior Runningback Josh Birmingham (21) in a game last season against the Rams from San Angelo, Texas. Photo Provided

Whitt Carter

Staff Writer Practices continued for the Bronchos this past week, as they prepare to kickoff their 2012 campaign this Thursday. UCO will host the first in-state game of the 2012-year, welcoming Missouri Southern to Wantland Stadium for a 7:00 kickoff. The Bronchos, who will venture into the MIAA for the first year, wrapped up pre-season camp practices on Thursday and have already begun preparing for MSSU, because of the early game slate. Game plans were put in place last Friday for Missouri Southern and full pad practices were conducted over the weekend, as new head coach Nick Bobeck gears up for his

long-awaited debut. “Everything was shifted up a few days because of the game being on Thursday,” said senior defensive tackle Sam Moses. “We held our tough, longer practices over the weekend, where as they would normally be during the week.” Practices will scale back in the days leading up to Thursday, with a normal workout scheduled for Monday, a light practice and walkthrough on Tuesday and the normal game day eve walkthrough on Wednesday. The Bronchos will be much improved in 2012, as they welcome back eleven starters, alongside several key recruits that made the journey from Navarro JC with Bobeck. Moses, the vocal leader of the team, is not only ready to start the

season, but he’s ready to tackle someone in a different colored jersey. “We’re definitely ready to start hitting some people on another team and stop beating each other up,” Moses joked. “That’s all we have ever done with this coaching staff; so we’re ready to move forward.” Offensive line, one of the more unproven spots on this Broncho team, has had a productive camp, improving day-in and day-out. Also, wide receiver, the strongest position for UCO, has seen a couple of slight injuries, but maintained their stellar play throughout camp. “Those two groups have improved and played really well during camp,” said Moses. Defensively, the Bronchos are on a mission. During last week’s scrim-

mage, the Bronchos excelled on that side of the ball, forcing several turnovers and playing with emotion, something that Moses addresses as a key to the season. “One of the things that was big during the scrimmage was building on big plays defensively,” said Moses. “Once we made a big play, it carried over to the next play. When that happens, it makes us play any harder.” “This staff is very detail-oriented,” said Moses, who has started all but four games in his three-year career. “They harp on the little things and they’ve taught us to play from playto-play.” “Our motto this year is simple: aim small, miss small.” Opening foe Missouri Southern will bring a different style to Ed-

mond this week, as they run a new offense that will be implemented by first-year coach Daryl Daye. The Lions will run the triple-option on offense, something that the Broncho defense won’t see much this year, but has had plenty of time to ready for. “It’s definitely different,” said Moses. “It’s their first time to run it in a game, because of the new staff, so we feel like it’s an advantage to us.” The Bronchos will follow their early home opener with a trip to defending D-II National Champion and pre-season #1 Pittsburg State on September 8th and a visit to another Kansas school, Emporia State on Saturday, September 15th.

What the Bronchos are saying.... “We have the best receiveing core in the nation.” -Adrian Nelson on this football season

“Being able to do something that not a lot of people get to do.” -Ethan Sharp on being a college athlete

“The comradery that you build with your teammates and coaching staff each and every year.” -Hunter Marcum on being a college athlete

“We just have to come out and set the tempo. Get into that next play.” -Marquez Clark on offensive goals in Thursday’s game

“I’m excited to run the ball again. That’s what we always did in high school and get“Being part of a team that has one goal, ting back to that is exciting.” wining.” John Frisby on being a college -Cameron Pound on new look offense athlete

Opinion

Full Timeout: Last minute touches done at Wantland

Chris Brannick

Sports Editor

Timeout. 1962 National Champions. 1982 National Champions. Seeing these banners draped high above the field at Wantland Stadium brought on a different kind of excitement about this football season. I have been looking forward to this week for a long time. So much

to say about the first game and the new rosters and the new coaches and the new opponents, I wouldn’t know where to begin. I found myself at the football field when I noticed all of the work being done. Scaffolds were stacked as high as the press box. There were electric trucks all over the place. There was a crew using a pressure washer to clean every inch of pavement in the stadium. And there were guys touching up the paint where needed. Excitement grew as I strolled around thinking of how amped up everyone will be this Thursday when the band is playing and the team enters the field for some real live football. Every detail is being looked over twice from the flowerbeds to the water coolers. Brandon Baker is the Director of Corporate Sponsorships and Marketing for the Athletic Department. He has overseen

all of these changes and touch-ups, including the giveaway of replica UCO football jerseys to the first 1,000 fans that attend Thursday night’s game. When you see him, thank him. Then thank him again. The small things like this are what make your experiences that much better. There may be a few thousand people tracking around Wantland on Thursday, most of which won’t ever look at the flowerbeds outside the gates. To some they could go to every game of the season and not notice. But, they do matter. There is a place for them in our stadium. The atmosphere of a college football game, the first college football game in Oklahoma this season, has to be created. Not solely by the group of kids in shoulder pads. Not solely by the assistant coaches whose job it is to get the atmosphere buzzing. But by all of

Workers install signage at Wantland Stadium last week. Photo by Aliki Dyer, The Vista

these little details that are planned out piece by piece. With all of this, those of you who didn’t thumb wrestle last week at Wantland Stadium, can rest assured your first trip out this season is going to be a fantastic one. Just being at a game is going to leave everyone a bit happier. Leaving the stadium with a victory will just make it that much better. So please, whatever is on your

schedule Thursday night, I ask you to rearrange. I mean that’s what DVR is for right? Do any of us watch shows live anymore? Football is the chance to return to the days of witnessing live sports and knowing about what happens as it is happening. I think we could all use this too after having been forced to choose between Twitter feed, or previously recorded Olympic coverage.


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