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Tommy Perry installs steps in the rock wall at the UCO Wellness Center, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Vista

By Ben Luschen / Staff Writer The UCO Wellness Center will be opening their new outdoor climbing wall to the public on Thursday, Oct. 27. The opening ceremony will begin at noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The grand opening will continue until 5 p.m., and there will be snacks and free climbing sessions for all students and Wellness Center members who participate. Those who drop by will also have a chance to christen the center’s newest addition. Students will be able to enter creative names into a contest to give a title to the climbing wall. The winner of the contest will receive a semester-long pass for free climbing sessions. Becka Johnson, coordinator of adventure experiences for UCO, says the introduction of

the new wall should please students who have long been waiting for Central to add such a feature. “We’ve had a number of inquiries about a climbing wall since we’ve had our rappel tower here on campus and so we’ve been actively looking and searching all venues possible in regards to money and stuff to try and make it happen,” Johnson said. Though climbing and rock walls are a common sight on campuses across the state and nation, most colleges keep their walls within their indoor facilities. Central’s wall, however, is outside of the Wellness Center. This, according to Johnson, allows students a chance to enjoy outdoor recreation that can be hard to come by on a metropolitan campus. While experienced climbers may have requested such a wall be brought to UCO, ev-

eryone who hopes to use the climbing wall will be required to complete an introductory safety course. “If you look around at most climbing facilities you have to go through a one-time safety class,” Johnson said. “Basically, that goes through all of your safety features: how to belay, how to use the auto-belays, the proper use of the equipment, and all of our regulations and expectations.” The company that installed the wall has trained the Wellness Center staff, who will in turn train all climbers. Johnson says she will be able to train other employees in the future. Upon completing the safety course, which requires a payment of $25, students and Wellness Center members will be able to climb the wall for $10 per session. Semester-long passes will also be available for $50.

The wall also includes a bouldering area, which is a place where people can climb without being harnessed in. The area is designed both for those who are beginners and for experienced climbers who want to practice their technique without being strapped in. The opening of the climbing wall precedes the 6 p.m. kickoff of the Bronchos’ home football game against Black Hills State. Johnson says she hopes the crowd of people on campus for the game will generate more buzz for the wall’s opening. Having said that, Johnson also said it should be understood that there is already plenty of buzz for the event. “We’re ready to get it open and running,” Johnson said. “People are anxiously waiting and ready to get on it.”


GOING GREEN ON GAME DAY By Trevor Hultner / Staff Writer

UCO participated in the EPA’s Game Day Challenge on Saturday Oct. 22. Photo by Trevor Hultner, The Vista


Attendees of Saturday’s football home game against Fort Hays State University may have noticed extra recycling containers in and around the stadium. Tailgaters near the Wellness Center most likely saw a row of large green Waste Management recycling bins resting in the parking lot, cordoned off from the main tailgating thoroughfare and filled with assorted pieces of cardboard, paper, plastic bottles and other

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“It’s a really great step forward for the Arab world, showing that it won’t stand for oppressive leadership.”

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THE TIME TO END BULLY JOURNALISM “Get a job.” It is a common refrain heard from detractors of the “Occupation” protests that have proliferated exponentially around the world in the last month and a half. It is, of course, an easy thing to say to a group of disaffected, disenchanted young people who see their prospects to make something of themselves after spending 16 years of their lives (more, in the case of those chasing masters degrees and Ph.D.s) in school slowly dwindle down to nothing. It is even easier to make this intellectually vacuous argument if the only available description of the Occupation protests comes from media that uses the language of the 20th century to describe an entirely new movement. Peaceniks. Hippies. Potheads. Burnouts. Losers. Bums. Leeches. Youth unemployment stood at 51 percent in July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is the highest unemployment rate among young people the BLS has recorded since 1951, the year it started keeping track of such things. The official unemployment rate among the recently unemployed stands at 9.1 percent. This number does not take into account people who have had to drop out of the work force, those who are underemployed and those who are no longer counted as unemployed because their benefits ran out. If those factors were to be added in, the actual unemployment rate in the United States would look something like 16 percent. So about that job. The protesters occupying spaces at over 1,000 locations across the nation and around the world could stand to enjoy a little respect from those standing outside their experiment and laughing. They are not zoo attractions. They are not exhibitionist Situationist “hippies.” This is not a Democratic Tea Party. In a draft study released last week by Dr. Hector CorderoGuzman of the School of Public Affairs at CUNY-Baruch College, one in three respondents to a survey conducted on an official Occupy Wall Street website were older than 35. One in five respondents were older than 45. Of the respondents, 50 percent were employed full-time; the other half was a mixture of part-time employees, disabled ex-workers, retirees and students. A full 13 percent were unemployed. Only 27 percent of respondents identified as party Democrats. The report comes to a single conclusion: this movement that claims to be made up of the 99 percent “comes from and looks like the 99 [percent].” It’s time for the media and everyone else to start actually paying attention to what is going on. It does no one any good to make sweeping generalizations about, or plan any sort of co-optation of, this movement.

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By Josh Hutton Sorry, They’re Oatmeal

UCO ROTC male team 2 participates in the 10k ruck march during the Ranger Challenge competition in Camp Gruber, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Photo by Nicole Warren

By Bryan Trude / Staff Writer The UCO Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) returned without a victory from the annual Ranger Challenge competition, held Oct. 14-15 at Camp Gruber near Muskogee, Okla. The competition featured 21 teams from eight schools in Oklahoma and Arkansas, including two all-female team. One of the all-female teams hails from UCO, the other from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. “During the Ranger Challenge, there has normally never been another female team,” Cadet Nicole Warren, a senior majoring in interpersonal relations, said. “For the past few years, UCO has been the only school to bring an all-female team.” The Ranger Challenge, which is held by ROTC groups across the nation, consists of physical training tests, obstacle tests, written and land navigation tests and a ten kilometer (about 6.3 mile) “force march.” During this march, the soldier carries a fully loaded pack, about 35 to 40 pounds in weight. Participants earn the right to wear the “Ranger Challenge” qualification tab, the

only such tab awarded exclusively to ROTC members according to the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry. The concept of the ROTC was established with the Morrill Act of 1862, authorizing the establishment of land grant colleges. The act required military tactics to be part of the curriculum. In Oklahoma, only two such colleges were founded: OSU and Langston University. At UCO, the Army ROTC operates as part of UCO’s Military Sciences program. The ROTC is in a period of restructuring this year, with the program introducing several new professors. “The ROTC program has gone through some intense and positive changes,” Warren said. “The program has had a complete overhaul this semester.” Students who opt to enroll in the ROTC program and fulfill all the requirements upon graduation are offered a commission in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant. “[Students interested in ROTC] need to come by and talk to a recruiting officer,” Warren said. “The ROTC commitment is a commitment in and of itself. It’s something you need to commit that

time to; it’s challenging.” Warren said ROTC is not easy, and that students need to be certain of their choice to join. “It’s rewarding; getting commissioned as a U.S. Army officer is an honor, but it takes a lot of dedication,” she said. Scholarships are also available for interested students who meet the requirements. Students interested in the ROTC program can visit the Military Science department, located in room 247 of Thatcher Hall.

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RECYCLING lenge has three goals. The challenge aims to “lower waste generated at college football games; increase participation by students, faculty, staff and the community in waste reduction programs; and heighten awareness of waste reduction programs.” Any college or university with a football team can participate. UCO’s participation in the Game Day Challenge this year was coordinated by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a student organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the community by rendering selfless service through current and future business leaders. “Last year we won two of the national awards,” Ashland Boles, senior international business major and secretary of SIFE, said. “Our overall goal is just to get as many people as we can to recycle, and we want everybody to be aware on campus about different recycling places.” UCO received the top awards for most greenhouse gas reduction and recycling in 2010. SIFE and Boles hope to win at least one more award through the EPA Game Day Challenge this year. “Last year we did it. I don’t want to say it was last minute, but it was more like, ‘let’s try this out,’” Boles said. “This year, we did it again and we [distributed flyers] more.” She said that the group may target more local businesses next year. Along with the EPA Game Day Challenge, SIFE also participates and organizes a number of local events. “One of our projects that we started last year was we were working with Closer to Earth, and they are a nonprofit composting organization,” Boles said. “What they want to do is become more sustainable and not so much government funded. So what we’re trying to do is get them to get to a point where they are more sustainable by working with different businesses Recyclable materials were collected at UCO’s recent and breaking down their materials and getting paid for it.” SIFE is also involved with “Cell Phones for Soldiers,” a nonhome game against Fort Hays on Oct. 22. Last year, UCO profit charity that gives donated cell phones to soldiers on won top awards in the EPA’s Game Day challenge Photo tours overseas. by Trevor Hultner, The Vista

Lining the walls of the nursing home were aged Bing Crosby record sleeves, paintings of saxophone players, and wedding gowns circa 1922 under glass displays. The smells came in waves of hurricane wind. First urine, then feces, then a splash of ammonia. I wove through whitehaired men and women in wheelchairs. Granny should not be here, I thought as I knocked on room 309. When a loved one is admitted to a nursing home, I expect some radical change. They must be in the depths of dementia or the pangs of paralysis, but when I slid past the divider, Granny’s trademark smile and immediate warmth at the sight of me sparked. I interrupted a mild argument between my grandma and aunt. “You’ve got water and food,” my aunt said sharply with best intentions. “I’m supposed to be getting ice cream. I don’t just want a cone. I want a whole half-gallon,” gesturing with her hands, Granny’s eyes went wide amidst daydream. She should be in an Oklahoma City Thunder T-shirt, not a hospital gown. She should be hooting at a televised sporting event, not grimacing in pain. It was good to see, that despite her broken hip, she still maintained a She-Hulk defense of her sweet tooth and fiery defiance in the face of diabetes. Of the three nursing homes located in Edmond (Bradford Village, Edmond Health Care Center, and Grace Living Center) only Grace Living Center has a moderate ranking of three out of five stars on the federal Medicare nursing home evaluation. Bradford Village and Edmond Health Care Center both received a poor one star ranking on their health inspections. The ratio of nursing staff to residents at each facility comes up lacking. As I sat beside my grandma, her roommate screamed in the bathroom for someone to help her up. An assistant stood at the bathroom door assuring the woman help would be there soon. A glacial fifteen minutes went by before the help arrived. Edmond serves as a safe, wholesome place to raise children, but perhaps not the place to watch your hair fade to gray. Soon my parents and older sister arrived. My sister brought cookies. “Chocolate chip?” Granny’s eyes gleamed as she asked. “Sorry, they’re oatmeal,” my sister broke gently. That’s the torturous beauty of it all. The pain we feel when we cannot give our dearest everything we’d like to give, but instead offer up a simple comfort. I can assure you not even the NBA lockout will keep Granny bedridden. Crosswords crawl free, gallons of ice cream sit on a shelf, and a chocolate chip cookie awaits destruction. But for those without the tenacity of my grandma, we must pressure Edmond nursing homes to maintain adequate staff and health conditions.



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UCO REPORT FINDS BURGLARIES ON THE RISE By Josh Wallace / Contributing Writer Each year UCO publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains statistics on incidents reported over the past three years. While many types of crime saw a dip in reported occurrence, burglaries were up across campus in the past year. For 2010, 21 incidents of burglary were reported, compared to 15 in each of the previous two years. According to Jeffery Harp, chief of Police, Safety and Transportation Services, the number of burglaries is actually quite low when compared to other universities. He said numbers do not always paint a clear picture of what might be occurring on campus. “We could have a couple of 16-year-olds go through a parking lot and break into 15 cars in the space of 15 minutes and steal stuff out of the cars. Our annual statistics skyrocket, be-

cause of two people doing 15 minutes of activity,” Harp said. Harp feels as though the numbers are quite low, and our campus is very safe. “We wish the number was zero. Burglaries are tough to prevent, we can’t control it,” he said. “We can just hope the nature of our community will continue to keep this number no higher than it is and hopefully lower than it is.” As for a motive for the crimes, Harp believes individuals are either taking property to later sell or simply to use for themselves. The most frequent crime on campus, larceny, was quite high last year, with 132 reported instances. “Larceny is the most preventable crime, I would guess 99 percent or more [cases] are completely prevent-

able,” Harp said. Tips for preventing larceny are simple: students should watch their belongings at all times. Harp said that if you have to leave to use the restroom, or run across the hall to another room, ask someone you know to watch your belongings or simply take them with you. Harp calls it a crime of opportunity. “Someone is going to create an opportunity, somebody’s going to have something that somebody else wants, and they’re going to take it from them one way or another,” he said. For 2010, motor vehicle theft had one reported incident. Harp believes vehicle theft is a crime low in occurrence these days, at least on this campus. “Motor vehicle theft in general is down, people don’t steal cars as often as they used to,” he said. “People who are going to steal a car, by and large are not going to come to UCO.” Sexual offenses were also relatively low

for 2010, with two reported incidents. The number may seem low, but Harp believes not all sexually related offenses are reported, due in part to the fact that the nature of the crime might bring about guilt or fear on the part of the victim. “Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes, the vast majority of sexual assaults are acquaintance situations,” he said. He said that statistically, most of these offenses are committed by individuals that the victims know, and that incidents of strangers committing sexual assault are rare on campus. “There are systems in Housing that create this sense of community: you know your roommate and the other person across the hall, there’s lots of passive surveillance involved in information sharing,” he said. “So, that stranger situation is a rarity. I think we’ve had one in the past 10 years that I’m aware of.” Overall, Harp wants students to know that UCO is a safe campus of more than 17,000 students, and Campus Police will work to keep it that way. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, you can contact the Rape Crisis Center at (405) 9437273, Campus Police at (405) 9742345, or the UCO Student Counseling Center at (405) 974-2215 for help.

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DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN RAISING FUNDS WITH ROCK By Brittany Dalton / Copy Editor On Wednesday night, the Jazz Lab will host five bands for the fourth-annual Paper Jam. The concert, which will feature five bands this year, is coordinated by the Department of Design to raise funding. InkTank Studios, one of three semi-professional design studios within the department, is coordinating the event. The studio gives participating students the opportunity to work with ‘real-world’ clients outside of campus. Dr. Rukmini Ravikumar, chair of the department of design, said the Paper Jam is coordinated in large part by the students, with little supervision from faculty members. The money raised by the Paper Jam, she said, will be allocated toward scholarships for students within the department. “[The event] is very well-received each year,” Ravikumar said. “It is the kind of event you would go to even if it weren’t raising

money for a cause. It has broad audience appeal.” Ravikumar said she believes the studentled coordination of the event could be another reason it appeals so readily to students. The five bands performing will be O Fidelis, FOS, People People, Good Morning Grizzly, and The Grown Ups. “I attended UCO [in 2008] and met some really cool people in the art and design departments,” Tyler Slemp, lead singer of the Tulsa-based Good Morning Grizzly, said. “It’s important to me, as well as the other band members, to be a part of this fundraising event because we all know what it’s like to be struggling artists.” Slemp, an English education major during his time at UCO, enjoys art and can deeply relate to fellow artists in their respective crafts. He said this understanding, as well as his former attendance at the university, played a large part in his eagerness to participate. Ultimately, though, he said he hopes to help raise

money in the event. “It’s a good cause, and we’re glad to be a part of it,” he said. The event is open to students, faculty and the general public. Tickets can be purchased for $5 in the Department of Design office, but can also be purchased at the door on the day of the event. While the event is slated to begin at 7 p.m., doors will open a half hour before.

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LEGISLATORS SEE GLASS HALF EMPTY By Josh Hutton / Staff Writer Despite the 2011 Oklahoma legislative session calling for a panel to research and make a suggestion on whether or not strong beer and wine should be available in grocery and convenience stores, the panel has disbanded without reaching a conclusion. Current Oklahoma law allows grocery and convenience stores to carry alcoholic beverages containing 3.2 percent alcohol or less. The sale of strong beer and wine in grocery and convenience stores is currently allowed in 34 states. The panel was established in September as an answer to Costco’s interest in opening 12 stores across

the state. Costco does not want to bend their business model, and if the bill passed, more than 1,200 jobs could be added to the state’s economy. The task force of 21 members, including representatives of liquor stores and grocery stores, were asked to study the subject and issue legislation to be voted on during next year’s congressional session. The panel quickly divided into two factions. One side argued the need to bring in new business, while the opponents countered that increased availability would lead to abuse by youth. The task force disbanded last week, reaching no advice for the 2012 legislative session. “There’s a lot of data and we’re not

going to recommend one way or the other which way we’re going,” Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond, said in an interview with The Oklahoman. Jolley acted as a key proponent of changing the status quo in September. “This issue will be revisited through the Legislature in the future,” he said. “If the Legislature doesn’t act swiftly enough, I fully expect to see people try to avail themselves of the initiative petition process because there are too many people who want this changed.” The current liquor laws in place were established in 1959, and the laws are included in the Oklahoma state constitution. The restrictions on alcohol are included in five sec-

tions of the constitution. Since the laws have been integrated into the constitution, if changes go to a public vote, voters will have to voice their opinion on multiple state questions to alter the passages within Oklahoma’s governing text. Proponents in legislature are looking for a simpler way to allow the public to decide. No clear manner has been announced. The Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma stressed an ongoing change to Oklahoma liquor laws over time, fearing a sudden change would result in heavy losses to liquor stores across the state. “I think given the current state of the recession, Oklahoma needs to change its liquor laws,” Patti

Stafford, a 34-year-old resident of Edmond, said. Simpson has been shopping at Whole Foods, located on North Western Avenue, since the grand opening on Oct. 12. “It’s strange to be at a Whole Foods and not see wine on the shelf,” Simpson said. “Not only would it bring in more business, but I think it’s great for consumers. Better prices come with competition.” With the development of many grocery stores geared toward localgrown and organic merchandise, the state government may be facing more pressure when congress reconvenes in February. Until then, the battle over Oklahoma’s liquor laws will be left on the shelf to ferment.


The Wellness Center has released the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment. UCO students responded to the questionnaire and some of the results are below. The average respondent age was 24, with a majority of the respondents being female (71 percent) and single (72 percent) General Health Academic Impacts

What ails UCO students? A majority of the students reported problems with sinuses or allergies.

Sinus Infection 28% Allergies 26% Back pain 15%

Students reported the following factors as having an impact on their grades.

Mental Health 47 percent of students (51% female,

Anxiety/Stress 54% Sleep difficulties 24.5% Cold /flu/sore throat 22%

37% male) felt overwhelmed in the past two weeks.

45 percent of students reported feeling “very lonely” in that time period.

Stressed out? Getting Enough Sleep? 52% reported havig only “a little problem” with sleepiness during the day.

48% reported getting enough sleep to feel rested, for 3-5 days of the week

40% reported feeling tired, dragged out, or sleepy during the day.

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No. 22-ranked Central Oklahoma exploded for three goals during an eight-minute span midway through the second half to rally past Southwestern Oklahoma and hand Mike Cook an historic coaching win here Sunday afternoon. Summer Grantham sparked the outburst with back-to-back goals and the Bronchos overcome a 1-0 halftime deficit to earn a 3-1 victory in tying a school record with their 13th consecutive win. It was the 300th women’s coaching win for Cook, who is now 212-71-16 in his 14th year at the UCO helm after going 88-22-1 in five years at Southern Nazarene. The Bronchos, now 13-3, go to Newman Wednesday before Corey Brennan skates past a Lindenwood defender during their game at Arctic Edge ending the regular season next Sunday at Arena in Edmond, Friday. The Bronchos lost both games of the series. Photo by Garett home against Northeastern State. Fisbeck, The Vista “We came out flat and really struggled in the first half,” Cook said. “We talked about what However, a pair of quick goals at the start “The first period, we came out flat,” team of the third by the Lions sealed the Bronchos’ captain Patrick Biron said. “We try to get these fate: a 3-6 victory for Lindenwood. guys sparked up, try to get them motivated. Central Volleyball “We didn’t play our role,” Geary said. “We We tell them that these early points are so crudidn’t execute. Coaches can preach to us to cial, but we do have a lot of young guys. It’s a play defensive zone, but we have got to ex- learning process.” ecute, and we didn’t do that tonight.” Lindenwood continued to dominate UCO Sophomore Conrad Kersten and freshman on the boards until a late goal gave the BronZdenek Zavadil, UCO’s two other goaltenders, chos a little life. were not dressed for either game, with KerThe Lions slammed that door shut in the sten out due to injury. third, however, off two goals by defender Cam “[Zavadil] is young, he’s very young,” McAl- Chinnery. When the game was over, Lindenister said. “He’s working at it and getting bet- wood had dropped Central 4-1. From ter in practice, but until I feel safe and secure Caldwell turned away 31 shots on the game, Central Oklahoma ran into a couple of in what he’s doing in practice, he’s not quite starting the night after taking over for Patchett buzz-saws at the Hyatt Place Sunshine Classic there yet. I would not want to put a fresh- in the previous game. faced kid in there against the number two “[Lindenwood] played very, very well in here Saturday. The Bronchos fell to Rollins 25-20, 25-15, team in the nation, I have to know what he that first period,” McAlister said. “Second pewill do.” riod, we had a little fire, took it to them...third 25-18 in their first match before Palm Beach During the course of the game, Allen was period, back and forth, one breakdown, one Atlantic handed UCO a 25-18, 25-14, 25-8 knocked out with a separated shoulder. Al- goal. Our defensemen did not have that guy setback. It ended an 0-3 weekend for the Bronchos, though the medical staff was able to reconnect tied up on the second goal, he could just poke who fell to 15-13 on the year. UCO returns the shoulder, McAlister said he would be out it in.” for the second game. UCO will look to snap their streak this to action Wednesday, hosting Southwestern The second game featured live music from weekend on the road, travelling to Tempe, Lauren Raquel, a musical act from the ACM@ Ariz. to take on Arizona State. The 10-1 Sun UCO, located in Bricktown. According to Devils will be coming off a home series against UCO Hockey Information Director Jerry Ra- OU, marked by 5-1 and 6-3 wins. Their only kosky, future home hockey games will feature loss on the season came against Lindenwood. more live ACM acts. The band drew mostly Central will be back in action at Arctic Edge positive response from the sparse home Nov. 4 to open a series against the Division crowd, depleted by UCO’s Fall Break. II University of Texas Longhorns. The 2-10 The Bronchos were lackluster on the ice Longhorns notably lost an early season series and on the bench to start the second game. against OU by a combined score of 29-0. Lindenwood jumped to an early 2-0 lead in The puck drops against UT at 7:30. Admisthe first period, with the Lions laying down sion is $7, $5 for students and faculty. Chilten shots on Caldwell versus UCO’s four on dren under five get in free. Lindenwood goalie Linus Ahgren.

we needed to do in the second half and were a lot more aggressive on both ends of the field in the last 45 minutes. It wasn’t our best game of the season, but we took care of business and got out of here with a good win.” The Bulldogs scored just 6:15 into the contest on a penalty kick and took that advantage into halftime, but it was all UCO in the final 45 minutes. The Bronchos outshot SWOSU 17-1 in the second half and used its rapid-fire outburst to take control. Grantham started the onslaught at the 65:14 mark when she scored from the left wing off a pass from Sarah Purcell and the junior midfielder make it 2-0 just six minutes later with another shot from the left side on a cross from Nawal Kirts. Ashton Morris ended the scoring in the 73rd minute with a penalty kick and UCO easily kept the Bulldogs at bay the rest of the way.



Oklahoma at 7 p.m. The Bronchos hit a combined .000 in the two matches, collecting 47 kills while committing 47 errors. Alex Richardson had a team-high 10 kills and Morgan Roy added seven in the loss to Rollins. UCO had 28 errors against just 15 kills in the loss to PBA, who improved to 19-3 on the year. Halie Harrington’s five kills led the Bronchos.



OCT. 25, 2011

Central Football

BRONCHOS BUCKED AGAIN By Bryan Trude / Sports Writer The last time the Bronchos played at home, it was an electrifying homecoming win in a season that had been, to that point, dominated by crushing road losses. With Central returning home to stay after two more road losses, they were hoping the welcome confines of Wantland Stadium would help them recreate the same energy that saved them from a winless season. Alas, it was not to be. The hapless UCO Bronchos (1-7) fell Saturday to the equally hapless Fort Hays State University Tigers (3-5) 38-21 in front of a depleted home crowd, with the UCO campus itself closed for Fall Break. The game marked the first start of the season for sophomore QB Landon Greve in place of the regular starter, junior Ethan Sharp. “Ethan’s been banged up, so we’re giving him some rest today,” Tracy Holland, UCO head coach, said. “It’s really helping [Sharp]. That’s not to say he won’t play today, we’re just trying to get him some rest and get him healthy.” The Tigers opened things up early, scoring quickly on the first drive behind the efforts of option QB Anthony Sheppard. He gained a majority of his 93 yards rushing on the day on that first drive, breaking off a 60-yard touchdown run less than three minutes into the contest. Sheppard proved a threat through the air as well, going 15 of 24 passing for 227 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. In contrast to the cannon-armed Sharp, Greve’s passing stats were serviceable, going 31 of 49 for 298 yards, two touchdowns and

UCO’s Bryce Davis (85) fumbles during UCO’s game against Fort Hays State at Wantland Stadium, Friday. The Bronchos lost 38-21 to drop to 1-7 on the season. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Vista

two interceptions. Where Greve really shined in this contest was on the run, establishing himself as a legitimate option threat with 47 net yards rushing. Greve also continued his role as punter, racking up 246 yards on six punts, with three landing inside the 20-yard line. With FHSU adding a field goal in the late half of the first, UCO was not able to post

points until the opening play of the second quarter, with RB Joshua Birmingham powering in a two-yard touchdown run. Birmingham had himself a productive night on the run, netting 133 yards and one touchdown on 15 touches. He also had 20 yards receiving on four catches. The Bronchos never got that close again, however. The Tigers responded with two big

play touchdown passes, one for 36 yards midway through the quarter, and a 49-yard completion with a minute remaining in the half. UCO would not score again until the waning moments of the third, on a 24-yard TD pass from Greve to Holland Tucker to make the game 24-14 going into the final quarter. Fort Hays opened the final quarter ferociously, with RB Edward Smith running in a 10-yard score less than 30 seconds in. Smith led the Tigers’ rushing attack with 163 net yards and two TDs. That second TD came near the six-minute mark, when Smith ran 74 yards for the score. Although UCO managed one more score in the closing moments of the game, an eightyard Greve to Holland pass with just under two minutes left, the Bronchos never truly threatened again. A notable strategy for Central was the lack of field goals. UCO attempted no field goals during the game, opting instead to attempt the conversion on four fourth downs within field goal range. UCO will be back in action after a short rest at 6 p.m. Thursday, when the Bronchos take on the 1-6 Black Hills State Yellowjackets at Wantland Stadium. BHSU, travelling to Edmond from Spearfish, S.D., are probationary independents for admittance to the NCAA’s Division II. The Yellowjackets are barred from postseason play, but have an invitation to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference should they be accepted as full members to Division II. The Bronchos will be home the remainder of their season, after completing a brutal road schedule that saw them go 0-6.

Central Hockey

HOCKEY DROPS TWO By Bryan Trude / Sports Writer The UCO Broncho hockey team continued their losing streak, now at six games, as they dropped two contests over the weekend to the second-ranked Lindenwood Lions. The games were held at Arctic Edge Ice Arena Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. The 18th-ranked Bronchos (5-6) have not won since the first game of the ACHA Division I showcase two weeks ago, whereas the Lions (5-1) came off of a split series against the Sun Devils of Arizona State University. The first game saw freshman netminder Brett Patchett get his first consecutive start after holding the University of Oklahoma Sooners to only three goals in a 4-2 loss last week (one OU goal was scored on an empty net in the closing seconds.) After letting in an early goal, Patchett attempted to make a play on a puck saucered in by Lindenwood junior Neeco Belanger. Miss-

ing Patchett’s glove, the puck hit his chest, falling to the ice and dribbling in to give the Lions the shorthanded goal and an early 2-0 lead. Patchett was pulled, with fellow freshman Tory Caldwell taking his place. “I did not talk to Brett after that, but Brett knows why [I sat him],” Craig McAlister, head coach, said. “This is hockey, if a coach feels you’re not in the game from the start, I’m not going to give you a chance against the number two team in the nation to try and fight through it. It’s just not going to happen.” A first period goal by Edmond native Luke Ward kept the Bronchos within one going into the second. Two second period Lindenwood goals were also answered by goals from forwards Corey Allen and Donald “Showtime” Geary to keep Central in the thick of it.

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Nolan Grauer skates past defenders and the referee during UCO’s game against Lindenwood at Arctic Edge Arena in Edmond, Friday. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Vista

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