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THURSDAY• September 20, 2012
PRESIDENT BILL LILLARD
Central’s 17th president leaves a lasting legacy • BRYAN TRUDE, Senior Staff Writer • Former UCO President Dr. Bill J. Lillard, the man who gave the university its’ modern name and oversaw the construction of several campus buildings, died early Sept. 18. He was 87. “We are saddened at the news of the passing of one of this university’s great leaders. This is a tremendous loss not only for Central but also for all of us,” UCO President Don Betz said in a statement. “President Lillard
and his late wife Mary Helen served Central with grace and distinction for 17 years, leaving behind a legacy that will long be remembered in the community and beyond.” Lillard served UCO as president from 1975 to 1992. His wife, Mary Helen Lillard, was the first and, thus far, only UCO alum to serve as first lady. He was preceded in death by Mary Helen (2011), his brother Gene (1973), and his daughter Louise (1974).
Lillard was born June 30, 1925 in the small town of Wilburton, Okla., approximately 30 miles east of McAlester, to parents A.M. “Mutt” and Georgia Odom. After graduating from Durant High School, Lillard began his education at Southeast Oklahoma State University, however left school in 1943 to serve during World War II, seeing action as a member of the United States Navy in the Pacific theatre.
After ending his service in 1946, Lillard returned to SEOSU and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1947. He went on to spend the next 12 years working for Oklahoma City Public Schools, beginning as a social studies teacher at then-Capitol Hill Middle School. While serving as a teacher, counselor and
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Lillard’s career through the lens of The Vista
Lillard begins his term as president. Vista frontpage, October 8, 1974
Gov. Nigh praises Lillard’s presidency. Vista, October 29, 1985
Lillard rejects anti-budget cut petition. Vista frontpage, November 11, 1989
Lillard retires as Central’s president. Vista frontpage, February 11, 1992
September 20, 2012 Editorial
“Oklahomans for Modern Laws” gathers dust
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When a strong beer and wine legislative panel, headed up by State Senator Clark Jolley (R) of Edmond, disbanded in December of 2011 without a suggestion as to whether or not Oklahoma liquor laws should be changed, Oklahomans for Modern Laws (OML) entered the fray. Fearful that momentum would be lost on changing how wine is retailed within the state, OML made simple, hasty demands: allow the sale of wine in grocery stores until 9 p.m., grocery stores with at least 25,000 square feet of floor space would be able to sell the wine, and only counties with more than 50,000 people could participate. By these standards only 15 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties would be affected by amending Oklahoma’s liquor laws (which haven’t been changed since 1959 when the state finally decided to end prohibition). Supporters are hoping that the amendment would allow for grocery stores like Costco and Trader Joe’s to set up shop in the heartland. Soon after making their demands clear, OML began gathering signatures for a petition to put their pro-
posed changes on this November’s ballot. Recently, however, backers of the movement have withdrawn their proposal for this election year – fearing the issue will not get enough attention due to its late entry on the ballot and potential masking by the presidential race. So, Oklahoma will have to wait until 2014 for the possibility of becoming “modern.” I’m hoping, in the layover period, the aforementioned proposition will be put on the bottom shelf. As it stands now, not enough Oklahomans would benefit from the change, liquor stores would suffer, and developing communities – communities that need jobs – would not attract grocery chains that carry wine. And what about beer? Oklahoma was chosen as “one of the nation’s top emerging beer markets” by Draft Magazine last January. Microbreweries like Coop Ale Works of Okla. City and Choc Beer of Krebs are only a couple of breweries that have received national acclaim for their products. My hope is that during the two-
year wait for Oklahoma to become “modern,” supporters go back to the drawing board. If retail stores can carry wine, why not strong beer? To prevent liquor stores from losing business, allow them to stay open later and give them the right to refrigerate their products. This way they can attract brewers from across the country that will not allow their beers to be sold warm. This is how 35 states handle their liquor laws. If we want to modernize, I believe we should, at the very least, match the majority.
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Do you think you will be able to find a job in your field when you granduate? SKYLAR WEHUS
Computer Science - Sophomore
“Yes, just because it is such a needed field right now.”
Nursing - Senior
Accounting - Junior
Business Admin Legal Studies - Sophomore
“Absolutely. 100 percent.”
“I can find a job. There may be a few issues. You never know.”
“Pretty confident. What I’m doing is pretty broad. So, I think it will be easy.”
September 20, 2012
UCO PROFESSOR REVIVES CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
• ALIKI DYER, Photo Editor •
By Kara Stewart “To Be Seen or Not to Be Seen?”
Mark Zimmerman preps to give a presentation of Collodion process to photoclub last Thursday.
Zimmerman secures a head brace to a volunteer’s head, in order to keep her still during the long process of taking the photo.
3 Washing the tin photograph in water, removing any left over chemical residue.
In case you haven’t heard, pictures of Kate Middleton, topless at her vacation home, have surfaced, thanks to French paparazzi photographers. For some reason, this is blowing up my newsfeed, in addition to the royal families’ actions to attempt to shut down all that published said photos. Now, I’m not siding with either party, but I completely disagree with this entire situation. First, I feel like Kate should have expected paparazzi to stalk her, even to her vacation home. In that case, close the curtains if you feel like walking around in your birthday suit. Especially since the death of Princess Di, Kate should have expected paparazzi to be stalking her, regardless if she was on vacation or not. I’m not saying this is Kate’s fault. I believe there should be some sort of standards for paparazzi. But there isn’t, at least not yet, so when you know that the scum of the earth will be watching your every move, why don’t you think a little more carefully? I would also like to point out the difference between journalists and the ‘razz. This column is journalism. The factual reports of the situation, regarding the photos, are journalism. The photos themselves are classic paparazzi. If your name is known by at least a quarter of the nation’s population, you will be stalked. In addition, journalists do have standards, contrary to what you may believe. We are taught to weigh a variety of things before putting our hands to the keyboard, including the
rights of the victim. As journalists, we don’t particularly enjoy lawsuits. The paparazzi, however, could care less. This has been proven multiple times. How many scandals can you think of, just off the top of your head, which have received this kind of press? How many of you read a story about what Ben Affleck feeds his kids, and immediately question why anyone would care? How many of you skip those articles all together? And why should you care? Why should it be a big deal that the latest Princess prefers a breezier outfit than the rest of us? I mean, it was while she was on vacation, right? So that should automatically mean that she was on vacation from the paparazzi, too? Tragically for the ta-ta’s, it doesn’t. In a perfect society, maybe it would. But I would also like to point out, in a perfect society, there would be no tabloids, no stalking, no people hanging from trees to see what the heck someone is up to on their vacation. I also like to think there would be soda fountains in every home, but I think you get the gist that this just isn’t going to happen. So the question stands: if you know that something is inevitable, do you share a portion of the blame? Or are you blissfully blameless because society should be perfect? It’s plain to see how I feel. The rest of you can call me when those soda fountains magically appear if you honestly think change is going to happen anytime soon.
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September 21 - September 23 Putting the finishing touches, rubbing off anything left over from the development process.
Oklahoma State Fair - September 21-23 Enjoy food, music, games, rides, exhibits, and a car show at the Oklahoma State Fair. Located at the Oklahoma State Fair grounds, the fair offers a variety of activities for everyone. Admission is $9 for adults. For more information, visit www. okstatefair.com
Rodeo Weekend - September 21-22
Rodeo Weekend takes place at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The weekend offers musical performances, sports lectures, and both live and silent auctions. Rodeo Weekend is held to recognize those worthy of induction into the Rodeo Hall of Fame.
UCO vs. Washburn - September 22 The finished product from a Collodion procesed tin photograph.
Come support the UCO Bronchos as they take on the Washburn University Ichabods at Wantland Stadium. Kickoff is at 2:35 p.m. Cost for students is free with a valid UCO I.D.
UCO Jazz Lab Concert - Sept. 23 , 7 p.m. The UCO Jazz Lab is featuring Eldridge Jackson. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Call (405) 359-7989 or visit www.ucojazzlab. com for more information.
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Betz: Lillard’s death was ‘a tremendous loss’ assistant principal in OKC Public Schools, Lillard also continued his own education, earning both his Master’s (1950) and Doctorate (1957) degrees in education from the University of Oklahoma. In 1959, Lillard left the district to serve as the Guidance and Counseling Director for the Washington School District near Kansas City, Mo. It was not to last, and by 1960, Lillard was back in Oklahoma, serving as a summer term instructor at Oklahoma State University’s College of Education. In 1963, Lillard took a position teaching in OSU’s Graduate school, while also returning to the OKC school district as director of the educational television and radio broadcast center. In 1966, Lillard became the district superintendent until 1975, when he was hired to become the 17th president of what was then Central State College, succeeding Dr. Garland Godfrey. He took office July 1, 1975, and was inaugurated Sept. 28 of the same year. During his tenure, Lillard oversaw the changing of CSU’s name to the University of Central Oklahoma, as well as the expansion of the campus with the addition of several buildings and degree programs. Lillard also received several accolades during his presidency, particularly his work in increasing the university’s financial resources and his efforts in promoting the participation of women in higher education, as well as pushing university enrollment above the 13,000 mark for the first time. Lillard’s tenure was not without challenges, however. Halfway through his tenure, Lillard survived an attempt by then-regent Ed
Livermore and members of the CSU faculty to block the renewal of his contract, citing problems in “academic leadership, planning, the budgeting process, strengthening management positions, hiring practices and reward incentives.” “We lose something like 40 percent of our freshmen each year – 48 percent. We lose as many good students as we do bad,” Livermore said in an article published Mar. 15, 1984 in The Vista. “We don’t have academic leadership. We just have someone administering programs, pulling levers and signing checks.” The Board of Regents ultimately voted to renew Lillard’s contract by a vote of 5-2 with one abstention. The faculty held an evaluation in 1980, where 50.9 percent of those polled believed Lillard should not have been retained. Lillard retired in 1992, and was succeeded by President George Nigh. Nigh named the Lillard administration building after his predecessor and his wife. Lillard and his wife also shared a love for athletics. Mary Helen was a long time physical education instructor for OKC Public Schools, and Lillard himself was an avowed ice hockey fanatic. “I am a hockey hound myself, but Mary Helen doesn’t care much for hockey,” Lillard said in an Oct. 8, 1974 article published in The Vista. Services for Lillard are currently pending with Smith and Kemke Funeral Home, 14624 N. May Ave, OKC.
LEFT: Lillard poses for a photo in his office. ABOVE: Governor David Willard share a birthday card moment. Photos provided by UCO Archives
Survey says recent college graduates still without jobs • LUKE LOFTISS, Contributing Writer • According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of bachelor’s degree holders under the age of 25 are either jobless or employed in low paying, unskilled positions, which do not take advantage of their level of education. A new survey, conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), attempts to provide some insight into why this is the case and what can be done about it. The survey, titled: Effectively Counseling Graduating Students, was conducted online from June 21 to July 18 on behalf of DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board. The survey found that recent college graduates, while academically prepared for the job market, are far less ready to actually find work. Polls given to career advisors suggest that graduates aren’t lacking in employer desired traits such as teamwork, work ethic, leadership and initiative, but young people’s unfamiliarity with navigating the job market, as well as unrealistic expectations and unwillingness to put forth the effort necessary to compete with other more experienced applicants, can be major barriers to finding a job. Individual counseling at career centers was rated as the most effective remedy for students unprepared for the job market. The study showed interview coaching and résumé crafting can be effective tools for students preparing for job interviews, but the study also showed that the majority of students fail to make the most of the service. Demand on students’ time, lack of awareness of career centers, lack of student motivation and lack
of support from faculty were all listed as reasons why students so often fail to utilize their university career centers. “Here at UCO we are trying to do a better job of encouraging students to be actively involved in career prep from the moment they arrive on campus as freshmen,” Beth Adele, director of Career Services at UCO, said. The Career Services Office offers students assistance with résumé writing, provides mock interviews, networking opportunities, workshops and seminars, as well as career and internship fairs every semester. A course in career education is also offered by UCO in the family and consumer sciences department. Adele also said that students who are more involved in academic student organizations such as the psychology and accounting clubs are more prepared for the job force. Adele also cited New Student Orientation and Success Central as good options for freshman students who want to begin networking and focusing on a future career. Responding to the survey’s claim that students don’t utilize Career Services fully, Adele said, “A lot of students are too overly busy with classes, sports, volunteering and maybe a hobby. We serve a lot of students, but since it isn’t mandatory, we lose some of that motivation.” She went on to say “The university is providing this service. It is paid for by tuition and fees. Why wouldn’t a student use us?” UCO’s Office of Career Services occupies room 338 of the Nigh University Center and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
September 20, 2012
ACING THE INTERVIEW • ALEX CIFUENTES, Contributing Writer •
University of Central Oklahoma’s Career Services will host mock interviews on Tuesday Sept. 25, in the Nigh University Center. Mock interviews will allow students to get a look into what a job interview will look like. They provide an opportunity to practice interviewing skills, by interviewing with a current HR professional, along with a UCO Career Counselor that will be critiquing during the interview. The mock interviews are conducted in a way that the HR professional would conduct an actual interview, so that students will be receiving a true taste of what is to come. The mock interview will focus not only on questions that future employers may ask, but on the whole interview from arrival to departure. “When you are going in for a job interview, it’s just like when you are at a restaurant on a date. How you treat the serving staff says a lot about you as a person. It’s the same thing as how you treat the front staff. If you don’t think hiring managers talk to their secretaries and ask their opinion, then you’re crazy because they do that,” UCO Career Counselor Kyle Harris said. By broadening the spectrum and focusing on different aspects of an interview, students are able to gain more knowledge than just how to answer interview questions. Alongside the experience of practicing the interview, students will also gain the benefit of being critiqued by a UCO Career Counselor. “What we critique on is, are they polite
to secretary, how are they dressed, eye contact, what does their résumé look like, skirt length, purse, jewelry, nails, and body language. It’s really designed for the whole experience from beginning to end,” Harris said. After the actual mock interview takes place, the students will sit down with a Career Counselor, to review what happened during the interview. This experience allows the student to receive a personalized performance evaluation on what their strengths and weaknesses are during the interview process. “This is only a positive experience for students. It’s just like any other learning experience they have. It’s not designed to say, ‘Here’s what you did bad,” it’s designed to say, ‘Here’s what you need to improve on, and here’s where you are doing really well.’ It’s designed specifically only help them, and not to berate them,” Harris said. Students are also able to have their mock interview recorded and receive a copy of it on a flash drive, so that they can review and see the actual interview. According to a study done by The Associated Press, about 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed. With graduates facing tougher hiring environments and greater competition for jobs, being able to practice an interview may give students the edge they need. Students looking to participate in the mock interviews may contact the Office of Career Services, at 405-974-3346.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins UCO expands to South Korea
Sajana Shrestha, a management of information sophomore, works on her marakas during Hispanic Month Kick Off by, Sept 19, 2012. Photo by Cyn Sheng Ling, The Vista
• MERVYN CHUA, Staff Writer • The Office of Diversity and inclusion kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with a mobile event, starting at the liberal arts building with breakfast served outside, a cultural dance at the education building, games at the communication building and finally, lunch at Broncho Lake. Hispanic Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and will be until Oct. 15, with activities planned throughout the month. The highlights of this month include “Spanish 101,” where participants get to learn conversational Spanish and use it in a Telenovela Spanish soap opera activity. There will also be a date auction to raise funds for the Hispanic American Student Association, as well as a conference inviting the Hispanic Student Association chapters from OU and OSU-OKC to have a forum discussing the issues Hispanics are facing. Hispanic Heritage Month started on Sept. 15 because some Latin American countries, like El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, celebrate their days of independence then. Mexico’s Independence Day is on Sept. 16 and Chile’s Independence Day falls on Sept. 18. Lindsay Echols, coordinator of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at UCO says that Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration for all Hispanics, not just Mexicans. “Here at Central, we have people thinking that Hispanics are just Mexican-focused. In the truth of the matter, Hispanic culture can be Venezuelan, Columbian, Puerto Rican or even Peruvian. Hispanic Heritage Month is where we celebrate the contributions of all Hispanic cultures.” Echols said that even before the Office of Diversity and Inclusion began, Multicultural Student Services had events supporting Hispanic Heritage Month. Jessica Mascote, president of the Hispanic American Student Association, says that it is
A mariachi band performs near Broncho Lake, Sept 19, 2012. Photo by Cyn Sheng Ling, The Vista
important for UCO and faculty to be aware of the many contributions that Hispanics have done at UCO. “We want to keep the Hispanic culture alive by doing activities and events that help us keep our cultural traditions. America is multicultural and we have several ethnicities. That’s what makes America so great.” Mascote also mentioned a tremendous improvement in the involvement of Hispanic students on campus this year. “We had 56 students at our first Hispanic American Student Association. That is by far the largest number we have ever had. We normally only have about 10 to 15 students. This inspires me to keep motivating the Hispanic youth, with the help of UCO.” Echols urges UCO, students and faculty alike, to be a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. “It’s important that we celebrate this culture with them. It’s important for people to see their culture is appreciated and respected and people want to learn more about their culture. This is a wonderful opportunity to do that. Here at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we celebrate all cultures. It’s a learning experience for everyone.”
UCO’s Centre of Global Competency recently opened a new office based in Busan, South Korea (pictured above) to help American students study abroad. Stock photo
• ADAM HOLT, Staff Writer • UCO opened a new home in South Korea to help strengthen students’ knowledge in today’s competitive world. The new office, part of UCO’s Centre of Global Competency, will be based at Inje University, just outside the city of Busan, along the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. Dennis Dunham, Ph.D., Executive Director of International Services, feels current students need to open their eyes to a different part of the world. “The idea was that we want to build more opportunities for American students to have a chance to study abroad, particularly in Asia,” he said. For many years, students who left the country to learn usually landed in Europe. With today’s changed world economy, firsthand experience with Asia is critical. The state Department of Foreign Affairs has also led a push for students to understand more of the continent. Dunham feels South Korea is the perfect place for UCO. “It’s my second home,” he said. Dunham spent time in South Korea while he was in the Peace Corps. The contacts he kept in the country made the development of the program much easier. There are other reasons South Korea is a great fit for students. “It’s more like us than any other country in Asia, yet at the same time it has important differences,” Dunham said. Some of those similarities are in the universities themselves. Both schools share many degree fields like liberal and fine arts. One difference is in the scenery. “It’s surrounded by beautiful mountains,” Dunham said. “It’s a beautiful coastal city.” Though UCO has sent students to study in South Korea before, this new partnership with Inje University opens new doors.
“This will increase the numbers [students] big-time,” Dunham said. A rise in Korean students to UCO is expected as well. The relationship will also give a smoother transition for UCO students in their new environment. Due to the number of scholarships and grants available, Dunham expects the affordability and the great educational value to entice students. “It is very cheap to study in Korea,” he said. “They have top-notch education and facilities.” Dunham said some students have studied there for approximately $1,000. Students have a choice about the length of their stay in the Korean Peninsula. “Generally students stay one semester,” Dunham said. “Some students stay a year. We also offer service learning projects that are three weeks.” Dunham wants as many students as possible to take advantage of this opportunity. “Every student who has gone to Korea, loves Korea,” Dunham said. “They are friendly, they are engaging, they’re welcoming, and they are very hospitable. They have changed my life and they will change yours.” For more information on the UCO study abroad program visit www.uco.edu/cgc or call the Centre for Global Competency at 974-2390.
September 20, 2012
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September 20, 2012
Bronchos look to get back to winning
UCO Senior Brittni Walker (10) celebrates with other teammates after a goal in a game versus Midwestern State University Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Photo by Trevor Hultner, The Vista.
Sports Editor Mike Cook leads the Women’s Soccer team into the weekend, looking to avenge a rare loss from last Sunday and get back to the winning ways UCO is so familiar with. Southwestern Oklahoma State came to Edmond Sept. 16 and pulled off quite the upset, one that cost the Bronchos big time. UCO dropped an astonishing 15 spots in the Division II polls, down to number 25, and the win propelled SWOSU to number 13. UCO will look to get back on track when they face #23 Truman
University on Friday at 4 p.m. The Bronchos are 6-1 on the season and have a 19-5 scoring advantage in their seven contests. Of those, four have been at home, with the Bronchos winning three. Against Truman, UCO is 1-3-1 all-time. After winning the inaugural matchup in 2007, the Bronchos haven’t beaten the Bulldogs since. The Bronchos are hitting on .209 percent of their shots so far this season while only allowing opponents shot’s to pass through on .088 percent. UCO has also assisted on 14 of their 19 goals. Leading the charge for Central is senior star Brittni Walker, who has led the team in scoring in each
of her three seasons at UCO. This year is no exception, Walker has accounted for one-third of the team’s goals, six, including four in one game.
Seniors 11 Freshmen 6 Walker is getting plenty of help from both her fellow seniors as well as the freshmen on the team. Stephanie Fleig, Summer Grantham and Alyssa Anderson have combined for five goals. Freshmen Cierra Allen, Caitlyn Bond, Ciara Mitchell and Kimberly Linder have combined for six goals. Grantham has scored two goals,
which is second most on the team, but has suffered a leg injury and the most recent diagnosis is that she will miss four to six weeks. Cook has taken advantage of having three goalkeepers worthy of keeping up with the competition. Senior Meagan Burke has played the most time and has 27 saves, while collecting two shutouts. Truman is led by junior Trisha Shoemaker, who has five of the team’s 12 goals in six games this season. The Bulldogs are 2-0 on the road this year. A major part of Truman’s early success is the play of goalkeeper Emily Bozdeck. The junior hasn’t allowed a goal in an impressive 463
minutes and was recently named the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week. Bozdeck has a .033 goals-against average this season, an impressive five shutouts in six games and has only allowed two goals while saving twenty. UCO has kept a very optimistic attitude throughout the early season and has remained focused on proving to the MIAA that they are the best team in the country. When asked about Bozdeck’s success this season, Walker simply had this to say. “She hasn’t played against UCO yet.”
Vista Sports Report: Chris Brannick
Sports Editor UCO athletics is set for another busy weekend as six different sports are in action. Football, soccer and hockey will be at home, and tennis, cross-country and volleyball are traveling this weekend. The UCO hockey team will play host to Robert Morris University from Ill. The Bronchos are 2-0 this season after putting up impressive games against the University of Arkansas last weekend. Jordan Bledsoe, a freshman from Cojta Mesa, Calif., is making an immediate impact on the team. Along with fellow freshman Ryan Duley, from Kimberly, British Colombia, and Shane Khalaf, sophomore from Tulsa, Okla., Bledsoe leads the team with three goals and three assists. Bretton Patchett and Tory Caldwell each played a game as goalie last weekend. Patchett allowed three goals on 34 shots, Caldwell one goal on 26 shots. Both are sophomores. Women’s tennis is set to make their season debut as they travel to Springfield, Mo. for the USTA/ITA Central Regional Championships. This is the first of two tournaments for the Bronchos this fall. Both are for individual scoring only. UCO players are still representing the university, just without the team scoring. Senior Antonella Rossini leads the way for the Bronchos and will most likely be the strong point on the team. Fellow senior Rose Cabato will also make an impactful contribution. Four other girls will make their debut as
Bronchos this weekend. Laura Klingert (Fr. Germany), Petra Pesic (Jr. Croatia), Ilga Racika-Racko (Fr. Latvia) and Kristin Richardson (Jr. Claremore, Okla.) are all ready to begin the Central careers. Cross-Country hits the road again this weekend but won’t be traveling very far at all. The Bronchos are looking to improve at the Oklahoma City Fall Classic Saturday morning at 8:00. Oklahoma City native Bailey Hawkins led the Bronchos with a tenth place finish in the UCO Land Run on Sept. 8 and then finished 19th in Joplin, Mo. last weekend. In last season’s OCU Fall Classic, Hawkins finished 16th. Junior Katie Kerns, from Pryor, Okla. Topped all Bronchos in Joplin when she finished 17th. Kerns was second on the team to finish the UCO Land Run in 16th place. Finally, volleyball hits the road in route to Kansas for a matchup with Emporia State Friday at 7 p.m. and then head across the state to Washburn University to take on the Ichabods at 2 p.m. The Bronchos scored a big win in Kansas last week, when they topped Pittsburg State in three sets. UCO has won three out of 12 matches against Emporia State and are 2-2 versus Washburn. UCO is 3-8 this season and is winless since the defeat of Pitt St. Leading the way for the Bronchos is Morgan Roy. The senior ranks atop the MidAmerican Intercollegiate Athletic Association in kills per set average, with 3.77. Junior Tate Hardaker is also near the top of the MIAA with her impressive 5.15 digs per set. UCO junior Tate Hardaker digs the ball in a match last Friday against Fort Hays State. Photo by Aliki Dyer, The Vista.
Golf Whitt Carter
Staff Writer Central Oklahoma’s golf squads have gotten into the swing of things this month, competing in several tournaments throughout the first part of September. The women, who competed in the national tournament last year, finished fourth at the rain-shortened NCAA Division II Preview in Daytona, Fla. on Tuesday. The Bronchos shot a 622 team score, and were led by juniors Taylor Neidy and Aly Seng and sophomore Katie Bensch, all of whom tied for 11th in individual honors.
Neidy had the share of the lead after the first round and the Bronchos were in a tie for third as a team. However, the Bronchos weren’t able to hold onto either of those places, finishing fourth as a team and Neidy falling to 11th. Still, it was an impressive opening start for the 8th-ranked Bronchos. “We played pretty well and put ourselves in a good position,” UCO head coach Michael Bond said. The Bronchos, who return four starters from one of the best teams in school history last year, have a couple of weeks off before they will host the annual UCO Classic. This year’s event will be held at Lincoln Park Golf Course (East), located in Oklahoma City. The
date for the UCO Classic is October 1-2. On the men’s side of things, there are plenty of new faces around UCO golf. However, that doesn’t stop UCO from finishing high in tournaments. The Bronchos carded a second-place finish last weekend at the Pittsburg State Invitational, led by returning starter Dillon Rust, who finished second individually after shooting 75-69 in the two-day event. Rust tied Washburn golfer Sam Schulte in first place after shooting even-par, but Schulte won the individual title after defeating Rust on the first playoff hole. Sophomore Landon Morgan, who finished third after shooting 72-73 in his two rounds,
finished one shot behind Rust and senior Trevor Stafford finished tied for 11th after carding a 75 on both days. The Bronchos are coming off of a third place finish at the Division II National Championship last year, in which they saw former UCO standout Josh Creel win the second individual title in school history. The Bronchos next outing will be at the NSU Golf Classic, hosted by in-state rival Northeastern State next Monday and Tuesday at the Muskogee CC. UCO will not host their own tournament this fall.
September 20, 2012
Bronchos return home to take on #9 Washburn in MIAA game of the week
UCO junior quarterback Adrian Nelson (18) throws a pass during last week’s game versus Emporia State. The Bronchos lost 42-14 falling to 0-3 on the season.
This photo was run in Tuesday’s Issue without the proper credit being give to Emporia State photographer Stephen Coleman. Whitt Carter
Staff Writer Central Oklahoma returns to Edmond this week, as they host ninthranked Washburn on Saturday at Wantland Stadium. UCO is still looking for their first win in 2012 and under first-year head coach, Nick Bobeck. The Bronchos fell last week to Emporia State, 42-14, but return home this week looking to limit the mistakes and play sounder defensively. “We’ve got to go out this week and do our job,” Bobeck said. “We’ve got to put ourselves in positive situations and give ourselves a chance to win football games.” UCO gave up 538 yards to Emporia State and turned the ball over four times. The Bronchos were limited to only two scores inside of the ESU 42, something that the UCO coaching staff is sure will turn around. “We can’t turn the football over and we have to play sound defensively and on special teams,” Bobeck said. “We’ve got to win our personal battles.” Washburn comes to town at 3-0, after beating Nebraska-Kearney, Fort Hays State and Northeastern State. The Ichabods have posted seven straight winning seasons and have been a force in the MIAA the last couple of years. The Ichabods won 10 games in
2011, the first time in school history, and made it to the second round of the Division II Playoffs before falling to fellow MIAA foe and defending national champion Pittsburg State. Washburn has been solid, but not great on offense. The Ichabods average 380 yards per game (213 passing, 167 rushing). Sophomore QB Mitch Buhler, who has thrown for 600 yards and seven touchdowns through three games, leads the Washburn attack. Defensively, the Ichabods give up almost 340 yards per contest, including only 168 on average through the air, which is top in the conference. “They’re a good football team,” Bobeck said. “You can turn on the tape and see that right away. They’ve got a bunch of kids that play hard and we’ve got to go out there and do our thing.” The Bronchos have shown signs of being a good football team, as they outscored Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State each in the second half, although they lost the game. Offensively, Josh Birmingham has been his old self. The junior RB has rushed for 276 yards through three games, good for fourth in the MIAA. Birmingham is also averaging 133 all-purpose yards per game. Junior QB Adrian Nelson has played well at times, but has been bitten by the turnover bug as of late, throwing one pick against Mis-
Head to Head
souri Southern and Pittsburg State and three in the loss to Emporia State. Nelson has totaled 570 yards and three touchdowns, however. “We know that we’re on the right track,” Bobeck said. “I have no doubt about that. We’ve just got to continue to stress the things that are
dance. Washburn and UCO have only met once, playing last year in Topeka, Kan., as Washburn defeated the Bronchos, 48-3. Kickoff is slated for 2:35 p.m.
UCO offensive lineman Chris King (78) blocks during last weekend’s game against Emporia State. Photo provided by Stephen Coleman, Emporia State Photography
important and keep getting better. Everything will turn out just fine.” Alongside Saturday’s contest, the athletic program will honor the 1962 and 1982 national championship teams. There will be a special halftime performance, with many members of the two teams in atten-
Players to watch
Players to watch
QB Mitch Buhler
WR Sam Johnson
RB Kameron Stewart
RB Josh Birmingham
LB Bryce Atagi
DT Sam Moses
LB Jahmil Taylor
DB Brandon Williams