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Sony discontinues the Walkman after more than 31 years of production. Here is a look back at the life of technology that may be on the brink of obsolesces.
By Cody Bromley / Staff Writer If it wasn’t dead yet, Sony has put one of the final nails into the coffin of the cassette tape player. Two weeks ago, Sony made the decision to discontinue production of their last model of Walkman cassette tape players in Japan. Sony’s China production department will continue to produce limited runs of the final models of the cassette player. The device, a relic left over from Generation X music culture, has long been on the chopping block after become obsolete by portable CD players and portable MP3 players. The first model of Sony’s Walkman was released to the Japanese public on July 1, 1979. The device supported stereo playback, and had two headphone jacks to allow device owners to share the music. The Walkman enjoyed years of success in the portable electronics market. Models were updated as technology improved. At its peak, some models were capable of reproducing the full dynamic range of sound the human ear can hear, a gold plated headphone jack, and some boasting such thin sizes as two millimeters. But the demise of the Walkman was not due to a lack of innovation, but by being left behind in the ever-changing world of media. Sony began experimenting with other forms of devices that also held the name Walkman. Some of these models took the form of being a device strictly as an FM radio receiver, or for playback of Sony’s new MiniDisc format. In 1989, Sony even released a Video Walkman capable of playing back Video 8 format videocassettes and receiving over the air television broadcasts. The device weighed in at two and half pounds, with a three-inch screen embedded in a 5 inches by 8 inches enclosure. The device would only last about 45 minutes to an hour depending on usage. At the end of the era of magnetic tape, the Walkman had all but cornered the
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Sony first released the Walkman in Japan on July 1, 1979. Although casette technology is rarely used, some music acts are still releasing material on the medium. Some say there could be a resurgence, much like vinyl.
market until the emergence of portable CD players. The first CD-based Walkman launched in 1984 under the title “Discman.” In later years, Sony returned to the Walkman name for the players. As consumers moved to portable CD players, so did musical artists. Heading towards the new millennium, cassette tape availability among new music was shrinking. In 2001, cassettes accounted for only four percent of the music sold; in 2005 the number dropped to less than one percent. Comparatively, in 2009 iTunes amounted for 28 percent of all the music sold in the United States. The ideas fueling the innovation of the Walkman line of portable electronics would eventually find new homes in the digital age. The ninth anniversary of the iPod’s announcement actually came within days of Sony’s decision to begin
the long death of the Walkman. The iPod, and devices like it, were able to successfully beat out the later models of Sony’s portable CD players by allowing users to have on demand access to larger numbers of songs at their disposal without all the hang-ups of a bulky CD player. Another victory for MP3 players was that the technology was rapidly expanding and improving. Early players only had storage for 128 megabytes, which amounts to about 140 minutes of audio at a standard bit-rate of 128 kbps, but when the Apple first appeared on the scene in 2001 their iPod held five gigabytes, which amounts to 3.4 days of audio at a standard bit-rate of 128 kbps.
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A task force has been set up to establish guidelines to prioritize programs at UCO to help determine what the school can eliminate in the face of possible budget shortfalls. The task force, which held its first meeting in March, has developed a process that requires each operational unit on campus to provide information about itself and the programs that it manages, according to the Program Prioritization Task Force’s draft report, which was published on Oct. 13. Depending on the information gathered, the program will then be scored to determine if it is expendable. The university has set up forums with faculty to discuss the task force’s job and what it means for the school. The meetings will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in lecture hall of the Forensic Science Building. Dr. Roz Miller, the chair of the
about implementing the task force’s recommendations. The vice presidents of the university will vote and present a finalized document to President Roger Webb. However, if the president does not approve of the final version of the program, the Oklahoma board of regents could step in and determine how to bring the school to solvency.
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COMPROMISE IS KEY TO PROGRESS By Kory Oswald / Editor-In-Chief Future House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio recently reiterated a point that most people already knew: Republicans will not compromise. “This is not a time for compromise, and I can tell you that we will not compromise on our principles,” Boehner told conservative talk show host, Sean Hannity. Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana echoed similar sentiments on a radio show saying, “There will be no compromise on repealing Obamacare. There will be no compromise on stopping Democrats from growing government and raising taxes. And if I haven’t been clear enough yet, let me say again: no compromise.” Sara Palin agreed on Fox News saying, “No, they should not compromise on principle. Absolutely not. That’s been part of the problem is those who’ve decided to go along to get along and make these compromises.” Time will tell if this was simply election rhetoric or rigid ignorance, but we need to explain to our leaders that compromise is the key to progress, and we expect nothing less. We deserve nothing less. A country of 300 million diverse individuals cannot prosper or accomplish anything unless we work together. We do not all want or believe the same things, so obviously none of us will get everything we want. The only certainty is that we must all sacrifice some things in order to achieve anything. Compromise leads to a consensus. It gives us a foundation to build on and push from to propel us forward. Without compromise, the United States would not exist. It was the only way our Founding Fathers were able to draft the Constitution. According to a CBS poll, most Americans understand this. Three-quarters of likely voters said that if Republicans take over, they should compromise on some things in order to get things done (66 percent of republicans agreed). Seventy-one percent of likely voters, including 79 percent of Republicans, said that Obama should compromise if his party loses the house. It is not time to relax now that the midterms are over. Don’t get cozy in the warmth of complacency. Contact your elected leaders, new and old, and demand that they work together. The only other option is to not work at all. Crossing our arms instead of reaching out our hands will not dig us out of this hole that we are all in together.
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By Chantal Robatteux / Staff Writer Career Services will be holding their “Dining Etiquette in a Business Setting,” on Nov. 9 in the Legends Restaurant located in the Nigh University Center, second floor. The event, as one of their Career Chats, is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and end around 8 p.m. This seminar will cost $10 per person. Attendees are asked to RSVP because they need to order the right amount of food. It is a three-course meal, a salad, an entrée and dessert. The sign-up deadline is Friday, Nov. 5. To sign up, students can come by the Career Services office located in the Nigh University Center, Room 338 and RSVP in person, or they can call 974-3346 or email email@example.com Stephanie Scott, the coordinator for Internships, has been working at UCO since this past August. She said they have Career Chats every semester, and that “Dining Etiquette in a Business Setting” has been taking place for at least three years. Scott said the purpose for this event is to go over etiquette at a business meal. “[Employers] are taking prospective employees out to dinner, or sometimes lunch, and that’s kind of a nerve-wrecking situation anyways to be interviewed, and then you add a meal on top of it,” Scott said. She added they do not want UCO graduates or students to go into a situation of a business meal and be overwhelmed with things which could have been easily discussed
and practiced. Some of the things that will be discussed are basic table manners, and some of it will be more complex, like which fork to use if there is more than one. “Basic dining etiquette is not taught in schools and often it’s not taught in homes like it used to be years ago, so this is just a way to kind of sit and talk about it in an unintimidating way,” Scott said. She added this is a safe place to ask questions and not to feel silly. “It’s just things you just don’t think about, so it’s not ‘Keep your mouth shut while you’re eating’ and ‘Elbows off the table.’” Scott said there are a lot of people who do not know what to do when someone pulls out the chair for them to sit. “It’s kind of going above and beyond, and there is just this awkward moment, of ‘are you sitting there, am I sitting here? What are we doing?’ Just things like [these] that we are going to cover, [things] that are kind of a lost art,” she said. There is the possibility of losing credibility for something not important to the job and in no relation to your skills and talents. “If you’re in a meeting over a meal with several people or a client, you may have really great things to say, but the people you are with might be distracted by something you are doing you don’t even realize is a bad thing,” Scott said. She added the goal of this seminar is to create every possible positive opportunity for the students to do well in the workplace. Scott said, “We want to remove
any obstacles that make us, or you all, look less than qualified.” She added it depends on the people you are meeting with or the interviewer whether it is a deal breaker or not, but little things do matter. Anyone can go as long as there is a current student accompanying him or her. “They can bring one person, but if there are special circumstances where the student needs to bring more than one, they can call us and we might be able to work something out,” Scott said. Attendees are asked to pay in either cash or check, but Broncho Bucks and Meal Plans are accepted as well. “[The attendees] will pay when they arrive at the career chats event, and we don’t have a credit card machine, so cash or checks are acceptable. And really, the $10 just covers the cost of food, we don’t make money on this event, that isn’t the goal,” Scott said. The speaker will be the Career Services director, Beth Adele. “There won’t be a dress code for this event,” Scott added. There is not really limited space, but attendees are still encouraged to sign up early. This event has been successful in the past and it’s something different than the other career chats. “People seem to have a lot more fun and learn more than they’d expected; […] and the people that have been there have given us really great feedback. We do evaluations on everything,” Scott said. This event is not for people who think they have bad manners.
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Stephanie Scott, , the coordinator for Internships, is pictured here at Legends. Where Career Services will be holding “Dining Etiquette in a Business Setting,” on Nov. 9.
Scott said, “It’s really just to prepare you in every possible way for a job search. We just want you to have everything going for you, and not have you not get a job because of something that doesn’t speak on
how talented you are, for something that you didn’t grow up learning.” She added it is not reform school; it is just to polish, and to have the attendees ask questions if they did not learn it at home or school.
PROFESSOR TO PORTRAY 32ND PRESIDENT Retired professor of history has studied FDR for more than 50 years, now he will give a speech in character. By Garett Fisbeck / Photo Editor The Emeritus Faculty Association will be sponsoring the Chautauqua Presentation, which will be held at 10 a.m in Constitution Hall on Nov. 17. The Chautauqua Presentation is a historical portrayal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he would have been in the spring of 1935. Playing the part of Roosevelt will be Dr. Patrick McGinnis, 71, retired professor of history at UCO. McGinnis has studied Roosevelt for more than 50 years. He began teaching at UCO in 1968 and retired from full-time teaching in 2000. He currently teaches freshmen level history classes as an adjunct professor. McGinnis says he will be answering questions from the audience as Roosevelt after his speech and then step out of his character to answer questions as himself. “It gives an entertaining element for the presenter to appear in character,” McGinnis said. McGinnis said that this presentation is important for UCO students because it helps them understand the economic and aaffects
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Some music labels are still holding a candle for the cassette tape. Independent music act Dirty Projectors released their 2008 album “Bitte Orca” on CD, vinyl, MP3 and cassette. Other independent artists make the decision to release on cassette can sometimes linked to the costs. A CD that only sells 50 to 100 copies of a minimum 500 run can cost $1,500 to produce the whole batch. Cassette tapes often have no minimum order and come as cheap as 20 cents a tape. The cassette tape is not expected to make a bounce back anytime soon, but
neither was the market for vinyl records. The vinyl LP has enjoyed a reasonable amount of success in the last few years, riding a wave of independent artists and labels catering to what was originally a niche market. In 2009, sales for vinyl LPs and EPs grew 10 percent from what it did in 2008, accounting for 60.2 million dollars of physical music sales that year. After a successful year, the Recording Industry Association of America has since acknowledged the resurgence of vinyl. Vinyl records are also in the running to be the next replacement of CDs as the
next replacement physical media. Since 2000, sales for CDs have been declining, yet album sales for vinyl have only gone up. In the last few years, several record labels have started offering Vinyl+MP3 bundles that include a download code for buyers to get their music in a digital format for their computers and digital devices. Sony’s Walkman will forever play its way through history, sitting on the museum shelf between the pocket transistor radio and the portable CD player, but the bleak future of cassette tapes might put it there for good.
Walkman Facts The first cassette playing walkman was sold in 1979. The first CD playing walkman was sold in 1982. Counting of the all models of devices branded with the name “Walkman”, there have been between 300 and 500 different models sold.
Sales of music cassette tapes in the United States: Source - Nielsen SoundScan 1990: 442 Million 2007: 274 Thousand Sales of Vinyl Records compared to Musical Cassettes in 2008: Source - RIAA.com Vinyl: 2.9 Million Cassette 0.1 Million
BRAZEAL BALANCES SCIENCE, ART, GUILT RACKET P H OTO BY K AT H L EEN WEL L S
Travis Brazeal, a junior majoring in biology, is also the bassist and sings for the band Guilt Racket. Brazeal has been playing music for ten years.
By Brittany Dalton / Contributing Writer For Travis Brazeal, a junior majoring in biology, life is a balancing act between two opposite interests. “I have a great interest in science, but I am also really passionate about music.” Brazeal has been playing music ten years, and upon arrival at UCO was initially a music education major. “It all started in middle school band,” he said. “I used to play soccer when I was younger, but I gave that up for marching band.” Brazeal is a Sapulpa native, and a 2008 graduate of the high school there. He is also the eldest in his family. While Brazeal is interested in science, he has many other hobbies. “I play the bass guitar, I’ve been playing that for a year,” he said. “I also play the clarinet, the saxophone, some other instruments as well. I even sing.” He adds that the members of his family are very artistic. “My grandmother is a piano player, my uncle plays the trumpet. My brother plays bass guitar, trumpet and piano; my sister plays saxophone and clarinet; my brother plays the drums.” “My mother kept us all interested in the arts,” he said. Brazeal notes that he was in his high school’s productions of “Grease,” “Seussical,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” He also enjoys a good read. “Right now I’m reading a few different books at the same time,” he said. “I am reading ‘A Certain Chemistry,’ by Mil Millington. I’m also reading Plato’s ‘Symposium.’” One of Brazeal’s favorite novels is
“Lamb,” by Christopher Moore. “It’s the gospel according to Biff, one of Jesus’ childhood friends,” Brazeal said. “It tells the story of Jesus’ life according to his friends.” Along with all these, Brazeal is also reading a book about the Holocaust. “I also enjoy art,” he said. “I’ve been painting and drawing since I was five.” “I created a woman out of a bust from a department store that doesn’t have a head, but I painted her face. That one is titled Day and Night.” Brazeal plans to bridge the divide between science and art in a very interesting way: “One of my next art projects is, I’m going to paint the periodic table.” Brazeal also has a painting of a hand, titled “Old Love,” as well as another titled “Shape of Monster.” He adds that both were created to go along with one of his favorite hobbies: songwriting. “I am in a band called the Guilt Racket, and we all write music. We write individually, and then bring our music together to create what we think will be the most beautiful product.” The Guilt Racket, as Brazeal explains, was formed in August of this year, and has since played a handful of shows. The quartet is as follows: Brazeal plays the bass and sings, UCO alum Bobby Reed plays the guitar, keyboards, banjo, and vocals; Kris Lynch plays the drums, and senior journalism major Ethan Larsh plays the keyboards, guitar, and sings. “All our music is very personal,” Brazeal explains. “We write what we feel.” The members have all been acquainted for some time. Brazeal and Larsh met
through the Music department at the university, when both were music majors. They describe the formation of the band as on a whim: the band’s members got together to jam one day, and decided to start up a band. Brazeal notes that the band explores music of diverse backgrounds. “We play rock music with every song in a different genre,” he said. As his personal musical influences, Brazeal lists the Decemberists, the Shins, Brand New, and Modest Mouse as some personal favorites. He also enjoys the Beatles and Buddy Holly. Larsh describes their sound a little differently. “Our songs are kinda different styles. They all kinda genre hop, but they’re all similar,” he said. “At the same time, we don’t spread ourselves thin, so I think it works. We just write what we feel.” “I like to think of it as eclectic, really,” Larsh said. The band has recently performed at VZD’s in northwest Oklahoma City, as well as Bad Granny’s Bazaar in the Plaza district of the city. “We have quite a few shows coming in the month of November,” Brazeal said. The Guilt Racket will also be playing at UCO’s Chowning House on Thursday, Nov. 11. To add to the balancing act between school and extracurricular activities, Brazeal also works as a waiter at Iguana Mexican Grill. “I’ve been there for a year and two months, almost the longest job I’ve ever had,” he said. “The workload’s really heavy, but I like it there.” The restaurant, a popular destination in Oklahoma City, definitely has its merits. Brazeal notes that the restaurant has won multiple distinctions in recent reviews. “Iguana was voted as having the best margaritas, best salsa, best chef,” he said. “We also have very good enchiladas. It’s not an overrated restaurant.” Brazeal lives not far from downtown Oklahoma City, in what he describes as a very large house. “I live with three other guys, but it’s a pretty big house,” he said. For the moment, Brazeal will continue to balance the arts with science, as well as playing with and promoting the Guilt Racket.
A.J. BLACK Mr. Teddy Burch: How do you get the questions for your article, anyway? By hitting the streets, keeping my ear to the ground, and shamelessly self-promoting, but I mostly get them off of Facebook, UCO360.com, e-mail or just in passing. Hell, I think I’m going to use your question. “What question?” From Opera ghost on “Bourgeois, Bolsheviks, and Class Awareness Week” @uco360.com: Your ability to be typically arrogantly American while disdaining typical arrogant Americans is hilarious. Dear Mr. Ghost, Thank you. It took me three reads to be able to understand your comment, but now that I do, I’m tickled pinko. Sincerely and cordially yours, Andrew J. Black Lauren Equality Qualls: I see you around campus sometimes. Do you know who I am? Well, I think that all depends on what your definition of know is, you know? As far as seeing me around, next time you should either slam your books down, scream my name in a blood-curdling fashion, and run toward me at full speed. I will meet you halfway, pick you up, and swing you around like Scarlett in Gone With the Wind. Or, you can just say hi. I’m not that shy and I love the attention. Paul D. Thompson: What is happiness? I think John Lennon may have said it best on the Beatles’ White Album. “Happiness is a warm gun, yes it is.” Anna Rose Lyles: Deer hunting: is it cruel or just in man’s nature? One of my favorite movies is The Deer Hunter. Not for its historical innaccuracies but because nothing helps a man feel more like a man than big trucks, campfires, beer, bullets and dead things. I completely understand why a person would choose to be a vegetarian or a vegan these days. You don’t have to be a cynic to be skeptical about the quality of our genetically altered, highly processed, antibiotic and steriod-injected, factory-farmed, confined animal feeding operations. I don’t necessarily have a problem with eating meat, even if it is Bambi, but I do have a problem with the current means of supplying our addiction to cheap chicken nuggets and cheese burgers. Cruel is a relative term, and although I have no interest in hunting for my meals, at least until the Apocolypse, in which case I will eat my neighbor if I have to in order to survive, but life and death are a part of nature. It is like the circle of life from the Lion King. We all depend on each other, both predator and prey, and if the delicate balance is tipped too far in one direction or another we would not survive. Life is symbiotic in nature and we are all connected. As Albert Einstien put it, “All religion, arts, and sciencess are branches from the same tree,” and I think that nature and man’s place in it also applies.
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Senate majority leader Harry Reid (DNev.) defeated challenger Sharon Angle despite trailing in polls just hours before voting booths opened, helping Democrats to hold on to a senate majority. Fellow senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) wrote about Reid following news of his victory. “Politico was wrong, Huffington Post was wrong, hell, all the pundits were wrong,” Kerry said. “Harry Reid isn’t just Dracula, he isn’t just Lazarus, he’s our Leader and our whole caucus is thrilled that he’s unbreakable and unbeatable.”
Speaker of the House elect John Boehner of Ohio will oversee the new Republicanled House of Representatives. Boehner replaces previous speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who despite recieiving more than 80 percent of the vote to retain her seat in Califorina’s eigth district may not remain the leader of the new Democratic minority.
Republicans, as expected, experienced record gains in the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s mid-term elections, but Democrats surprised most pundits when they retained a slight majority in the senate. The GOP will have a majority in the House in January after gaining a projected 60 seats, the largest gain in a single election cycle by any major party since 1948. The new Republican majority will be held by a forecasted margin of 239-185. Despite losing six senatorial seats to Republicans, Democrats will hold a slim 52-47 majority if projections hold.
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will have to wait as long as Nov. 18 to find out whether her campaign as a write-in candidate for Alaska Senator will be a successful one. Currently, write-in ballots (41%) lead GOP nominee Joe Miller (34%) and Democratic candidate Scott McAdams (24%).
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Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva greets supporters after casting his vote in Brazil’s presidential runoff election in Sao Bernardo do Campo in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, Sunday Oct. 31, 2010. Dilma Rousseff, with the support of Lula da Silva, is facing former Sao Paulo state governor Jose Serra in the presidential runoff. PHOTO BYHASAN JAMALI
Hanan al-Samawi, right, speaks to journalists during a protest at San’a University in the capital San’a, Yemen, Monday. Nov.1, 2010, after the Yemeni police released her.
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An elderly Pakistani flood displaced woman reflects while sitting at her tent in a camp in Basira village, Punjab Province, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.
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1. Book part 5. Wooden pegs 9. “Major” animal 13. Poets do it 16. Hacienda hand, maybe 17. Corridor 18. Twisted into thread 19. Observant one 20. Experienced 22. ___ Today 23. Arctic sight 25. Shrink in fear 27. Pakistani river 30. “___, humbug!” 32. Voting “nay” 33. Dirty 34. “Chicago” lyricist 35. Write quickly 38. Grassland 39. Ancient Asian empire 41. “Uh-uh” 42. Lively intelligence 44. Chucklehead 45. “God’s Little ___” 46. “___ Town Too” (1981 hit) 47. Babysitter’s handful 48. Oozes 49. Large cave 51. The America’s Cup trophy, e.g. 53. Biddy 54. Punjabi believer 56. Neural transmitters 59. Sunburn relief 61. Quick cleaning 64. Ballyhoo 65. Oversees text content 66. “Eh” 67. Nervous twitches 68. Intimidates
1. Drink from a dish 2. Brio 3. “Not to mention ...” 4. All in a hand 5. The “N” of U.N.C.F. 6. Bauxite, e.g. 7. Rubberneck 8. Stop flow of 9. Bull markets 10. Extreme dislike 11. Lush 12. “___ and the King of Siam” 14. Asian weight units 15. Appraiser 21. Polytheistic NeoPagan religion 24. Declines 26. “___ any drop to drink”: Coleridge 27. “Cast Away” setting 28. Denials 29. Gossamer 31. Deep cavity 34. “C’___ la vie!” 35. Bit of a draft 36. “Star Trek” speed 37. Cleaning cabinet supplies 39. Buenos ___ 40. “___ of the Lock” 43. Gun, as an engine 45. Like some exercises 47. Vessel for storing drinks 48. Determined organism’s sex 49. Quartet member 50. Type of computer 52. Engages in 53. Chance occurrences 55. Arizona Indian 57. Alliance acronym 58. House 60. “I” problem 62. Big Apple inits. 63. “48___”
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WIN IT ALL
San Francisco Giantsâ€™ celebrate after winning baseballâ€™s World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. The Giants won 3-1 to capture the World Series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
By Trey Hunter / Contributing Writer The San Francisco Giants won their first World Series in 56 years Monday as they defeated Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers 3-1 in Arlington, Texas. The Giants were led by their ace pitcher, Tim Lincecum. Lincecum pitched eight innings and only allowed one run off of a homer by Rangers outfielder, Nelson Cruz in the seventh inning. He also had 10 strikeouts and controlled the zone all night. He was able to live upstairs with his fastball because his changeup was working better than it had all season and he painted the corners of the plate for nearly the entire game. The Rangers hitters could not do anything at the plate. They looked as if their backs were against the wall and they could do nothing to change it. Rangersâ€™ slugger and potential American League MVP, Josh Hamilton went 0-4 and looked as if he did not want to be in
the ballpark. The only bright spot in the Texas lineup was first baseman Mitch Moreland. Moreland only got one hit out of Lincecum, but strung together three productive at-bats throughout the night. The Giants lineup was faced with the task of taking on one of the best post-season pitchers of all time, Cliff Lee. They had already faced Lee in game one and proved that he is just as hittable as anybody else in the league. In game one, Lee gave up six earned runs and suffered the first loss of his playoff career. He battled back in game five on Tuesday night and held the Giants scoreless through six, but in the seventh, Edgar Renterria put the Giants on the board with a three-run home run. The Renterria homer proved to be the backbreaker moment the Giants needed in order to put Texas away. Cruz came up in the bottom half of the inning and hit a solo shot that brought the Rangers to within two runs,
however it was not enough. Linecum pitched into the eighth inning and handed the ball to closer Brian Wilson who retired the side and started the dog-pile on the Texas mound. Renterria was named World Series MVP as he captured his second ring of his career. The first came when he was a member of the Florida Marlins in 1997. He also played in the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in their 2004 loss to the Boston Red Sox and
SURE MY SANDWICHES A R E G O U R M E T. B U T T H E O N LY T H I N G
BRONCHOS HEAD TO SOUTHWESTERN By Michael Collins / Sports Writer A season filled with a lot of optimism has been shrunk down to two meaningless games. This Saturday, the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchoâ€™s will face Southwestern Oklahoma State University, in a battle of two-win teams, with the winner at least restoring some resemblance of pride. It is funny to think that two teams with the same record could be so far apart, but that is the case here. Southwestern got beat in an early season matchup against West Texas A&M with a final score of 77-14. The Bronchosâ€™ worst loss came against Eastern New Mexico University by 18 points, in a game where they were never really out of it until the final minutes. UCO has scored 297 total points so far this season, compared to the 137 total points by the Bulldogs. It is also funny to think that with a few extra points, and a little more defense, this team could be heading to the playoffs, and striking fear into their opponents, instead of being at the bottom of the conference standings. In terms of star power, the Bronchos feature perhaps a future NFL-caliber running back in Josh Birmingham, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards this season and added close to 400 yards receiving, while the Bulldogs leading rusher has a whopping 249 yards. Birmingham is also the teams leading scorer with 114 points all by himself, where as the Bulldogs leading scorer is their kicker with 31 total points. As hard as this is to say, the Bronchos are the NCAA Division II version of the Dallas Cowboys, all the stats and players with no wins to show for it.
with the Detroit Tigers when they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008. The last time the Giants franchise won the World Series, there were no teams west of the Mississippi River. They overcame the division favorite L.A. Dodgers and overcame the National League favorite Philadelphia Phillies. With the youth and pitching staff that the Giants have, there is no telling how many rings this team can win.
On defense, the Bronchos have allowed 36.3 points per game, compared to the 34.6 allowed by Southwestern. This is the only area all season the Bronchos have been subpar in, the good thing is Southwestern is not much better. Both defenses have forced their fair share of turnovers, but they overall consistency just has not been there. Another area where the Bronchos have excelled, until the last second that is, has been the kicking game. For all his faults this season, Chris Robbs has made seven of his 10 field goal attempts. On those numbers alone, he could probably start for OU right now. But it is his late game collapses that has everyone stumped. Maybe the Bronchos score so much, his leg is worn out from all the action he sees all game, and when it comes to the game deciding kick, he is just plum wore out. The main thing to keep in mind when you think of this team is, not what could have been, but what they are going to be next year. You heard it here first, this team could very well achieve seven to eight wins next season and maybe more. With an offense that is as potent as this team and a defense that will be a whole year older, they could very well do some damage. They will be in a new conference, and no offense to the people north of us here in Oklahoma, but football just is not the same in Kansas as it is here in Oklahoma and Texas. With the tandem of Ethan Sharp and Birmingham, this team could and probably will do great things next season. If we are lucky, maybe they will get a kick start into their off-season and roll out to wins to end this season.
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UCO Women’s Basketball
By Trey Hunter / Contributing Writer UCO’s women’s basketball team will be led by more youth than experience this season. Britney Morgan will play a major role as a freshman in the 2010-2011 year. The prolific scorer from Pawnee High School has the skills to help her find a spot in the starting lineup, head coach Guy Hardaker said. She led the Lady Black Bears to two state championship games and captured the title in the 2009-2010 season. Although her abilities have captured the attention of her coaches and teammates, the transition from small town life in Pawnee to the life of a college student in Edmond has been her toughest challenge. “I miss some of the country life from back home,” Morgan said. “I miss having fun with my old friends and hitting the back roads. I also miss my mom and dad and their cooking. Now that I’m on my own, the main things I eat are rice cakes and peanut butter.” The transition on the court has not been as difficult. “She shows up every day and wants to be the hardest worker on the court,” Hardaker said. “It is really rare to find a player who wants
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UCO women’s basketball head coach Guy Hardaker talks to his team during a game in January of 2010.
to compete like her as a freshman.” “The conditioning and the practices have been the hardest part of the change on the court,” Morgan said. “The girls are also a lot bigger and faster, but I expect to hang with them ever time out.”
Her scoring will not be in question. She averaged 19.8 points per game during her senior season at Pawnee and she hopes to continue scoring for the Lady Bronchos. She will be helped by senior forward Ashley Beckley. Beckley is the only
senior on the roster eligible to play and she the pre-season pick for Lone Star Conference player of the year. Beckley will be counted on most of the time, however Morgan will be asked to carry some of the load.
“Britney is the kind of player that no matter her age, you try and get her in the lineup,” Hardaker said. “Even though we have some scorers coming back, we will count on her too.” Morgan’s work ethic away from the court has also helped her earn a spot in the rotation. She has been staying after practice and working on her shot throughout the week and runs on her days off. “We only get one day off from practice every week, but I still go out and get a little work in,” Morgan said. She will get a chance to show off her talents and work ethic as the Lady Bronchos prepare to begin the season. Following an exhibition match on Tuesday, Nov. 2, the team will travel to Wichita, Kan. on Nov. 7 for a second and final exhibition against Wichita State University. The Lady Bronchos’ regular season will begin Nov. 19 as they travel to Denton, Texas to play the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in the Texas Woman’s Classic. The first home game will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 23 against Pittsburgh State University.
INTRAMURALS TO HOST CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
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By Chris Wescott / Sports Editor The University of Central Oklahoma will host its annual Fall Intramural Championship week from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11. The tournament will include sports such as flag football, volleyball and basketball. Flag football’s tournament will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Wantland Stadium from 6:30-11 p.m. Volleyball will be held at Hamilton Field House from 7-11 p.m. on Wednesday and basketball will be held at Hamilton Field House from 6-11 p.m. on Thursday. During Fall Championship week, the major sports like flag football and indoor volleyball, have pool play and then a single elimination tournament. For the small fall intramural sports, like basketball, kickball and dodgeball, there are roundrobin or double elimination tournaments. The winning teams or individuals during Championship Week are given a championship T-shirt. Their photos are taken and posted to the UCO Intramurals website. The most competitive teams are given the
chance to compete in regional tournaments. “Right now ACACIA, the fraternity, they’re going to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a regional tournament,” Intramural and Sports Club Coordinator Cody Ham said. Ham says that he expects close to 500 participants for the flag football tournament, and close to 200 for the volleyball tournament. Intramural sports are offered to current UCO students, faculty and staff as well as Wellness Center members. The sign up prices vary by sport. “For our major sports like flag football and indoor volleyball, it’s $50 per team,” Ham said. “For our smaller sports like fall basketball, it’s $25 per team.”
For more information on UCO Intramurals, log on to ucointramurals.com
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