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Campus Quotes Do you think BP oil cap will hold, if so how long? Page 2

Scholarship in Memory of Hoig

Sitting Volleyball Worlds

Barons Head Coach

Stan Hoig and his wife leave two scholarship funds with the help of donors. Page 3

Take a look at the 2010 Sitting Volleyball Worlds. Page 5

Barons hires new coach. Page 8

JULY 21, 2010


UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA’S student voice since 1903.

EDMOND RANKS NO. 35 IN THE TOP 100 PLACES TO LIVE IN THE STATES Recent CNN article reports four Oklahoma cities as top 100 places to live By Samantha Maloy / Staff Writer In a recent CNN article, four Oklahoma cities appeared in the top 100 places to live in the United States, with Edmond weighing in at No. 35. Stillwater was ranked at 67, Norman at 70 and Broken Arrow at 81. Only 10 other states had four cities on the list – California, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, while only three states had five cities on the list – Colorado, Connecticut and Minnesota. The article broke down how the cities were selected. For the 2010 list, only cities with a population between 50,000 and 300,000 were eligible. Among many factors that narrowed down the selection process were family income, ethnicity, education quality, crime levels, housing affordability, arts and leisure opportunities and job growth. Smaller details that might be overlooked were also evaluated, such as the traffic flow and casual gathering places. Patrice Douglas, mayor of Edmond, and UCO President Roger Webb both noted that in addition to the CNN article, Edmond was also recognized by another publication. Family Circle magazine ranked Edmond as No. 1 in its list of 10 Best Towns for Families in a recent issue. “Edmond is indeed a great city,” Douglas said. “We are being noticed because of our quality schools and universities, our economic development efforts and our quality of life. To be vibrant, you need all of these. “I love my role as mayor. With the notice of these two national magazines, clearly they agree with my belief that Edmond is the jewel of this state and region,” Douglas added. Webb also thinks very highly of Edmond. “My family has found Edmond as a wonderful place to live because it is a city that works,” Webb said. “The city infrastructure is

reliable. Edmond is safe, has remarkable schools, colleges, variety of places to worship, surprising diversity, amazing public art, parks, and some of the best restaurants found anywhere. Edmond is simply a friendly town and a cool place to live.” So what are the highlights of Edmond and these other recognized Oklahoma towns? All of them happen to be

college towns, so to start off with, the campuses are definitely worth a visit, whether it is to take in the scenery or browse the campus bookstore. Edmond truly does offer a myriad of activities and sights. A drive through the city will unearth unique bronze statues scattered along the streets. Also of note is the UCO Jazz Lab. The Lab, located on E. Fifth

Street, is gaining recognition as a working classroom and excellent jazz club. Many outdoor activities are available in the city, or just outside of it, as in the case of Arcadia Lake. Arcadia offers everything from camping to water skiing to equestrian trails. After visiting the lake, a trip to the landmark gas station and restaurant Pops is in order. Located on Route 66 in Arcadia, it sells just about any flavor of soda imaginable. Eskimo Joe’s, known for those famous big ol’ grin shirts, is celebrating its 35th anniversary July 19-25. Located at 501 W. Elm St., it has been voted as one of the top post-game hangouts. Stillwater also offers many enjoyable golf courses, one of which is the Karsten Creek Golf Club. It is a nationally recognized golf course. See website for reservation information. On the other side of the metro is the “rival” city of Stillwater, Norman. Located a short distance off 1-35 is the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. The museum recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and in addition to the actual exhibits, the museum offers other programs for kids and is available to rent for birthdays, weddings and other events. Norman is also home to the Ring of Fire Studio, a glass-blowing studio owned by Craig and Alison Clingan that is rated to be one of the best in the state. The Broken Arrow Blue Bell creamery is one of three BB production facilities, with one residing in Texas and the other in Arkansas. Built in 1992, the facility offers tours 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The city boasts numerous parks for families to enjoy, ranging from small neighborhood parks to sport complex parks, complete with football fields and other sport facilities. To round out a trip into Broken Arrow, there are a variety of clothing, furniture and art shopping opportunities along Main Street.

Life In A Day


YouTube announces the launching of ‘Life In A Day,’ where participants will have limitless options of creating their very own cinematic experiments, available to the public this Saturday, July 24

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Have you ever wanted to film your escapades for a day, for the entire world to see? No, you say? Nevertheless, YouTube seeks to provide you with an opportunity to do so on July 24, 2010. The official YouTube blog made an announcement on Tuesday, June 6 that the site would launch “Life In A Day,” which looks to be a cinematic experiment unlike most anything done before, at least not on this scale. According to YouTube, participators in the event will have nearly limitless options. One may choose to film the ordinary – morning paper runs, ice cream for breakfast, music piracy – or the notso-ordinary – goose attacks, talking cats, bungee jumping – in an attempt to submit compelling footage. This footage will then be edited into a featurelength documentary film. Kevin Macdonald, director of such films as “The Last King of Scotland,” “Touching the Void” and “State of Play,” will be tasked with editing the most interesting and unique of the short films into a much greater work. According to Macdonald, he seeks to make a film unlike anything that has ever been done before. He hopes to bring thousands of people together on a single day, to observe these people’s individual experiences on July 24, 2010, and how they make one collective whole. Macdonald said the film will act as a sort of time capsule for this one day, which people 20 years, or maybe even further down the road, can look back

LIFE IN A DAY and see what the world was like for that one day lost in time. Not everyone thinks the concept behind the film is as fresh as it might seem. “I don’t really think it’s new necessarily,” Brittany Dalton, UCO sophomore, said. “I think the idea has always appealed to people. No matter how mundane the task, it’s always interesting to other people. It gives you a sense of being a little important, if you know someone else is taking the time to watch your life, even if it’s a simple task like brushing your teeth. “I would submit me driving somewhere and singing to the radio. It’s weird, but in a way that’s when I’m at my most comfortable, relaxed and just the most like myself.”

The film will be executive produced by the legendary Ridley Scott, director of “Blade Runner,” “Gladiator” and “Black Hawk Down.” Scott said the film is intended to be very personal. Scott said he, along with director Macdonald, wants to see what appeals to each individual person who might submit material, and what really makes each individual happy. According to Scott, there is no good excuse not to submit and participate in this event, given you have the technology. Those who wish to participate in this event can research more on YouTube’s “Life In A Day” channel and read through the steps there. Of course your first step would be to submit your video, be it morning paper deliveries, uncomfortable family gatherings, or heart-wrenching breakups, by July 31 at the latest. According to YouTube, even if your video doesn’t make the final cut, it will still be visible on the “Life In A Day” page, preserved in what Macdonald refers to as the “time capsule” for future generations down the road.

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OPINION LACED WITH FACT BY A.J. BLACK It is really something to find sanctuary from the hot fiery Oklahoma sun by sliding into a cool body of water. To take a quick dip in the pool and feel the weightlessness of the fluid as you cut through the water like a shark. And nothing compares to a tall glass complete with beads of sweat and Sonic-sized ice cubes filled to the brim, practically spewing out with cool, clean iced water. Water may be the most powerful element on the planet. It is soft enough and weak enough to not have a shape of its own; it simply conforms to its container. And yet, if given enough time, it is strong enough to cut through the densest of rock. Approximately 70 percent of the human body is composed of the lifebearing liquid, and virtually all of existence that we know of is completely dependent upon the wet refreshing substance. In the United States, before the Industrial Revolution and the automobile, you could safely drink out of practically any stream or river without having to worry about what was lurking in the water; that is if no one was using the river as a restroom upstream. As of late, I don’t always feel comfortable drinking what comes out of the tap or water fountain. Now for argument’s sake, if for the remainder of the article you promise to assume that global warming doesn’t exist, I will promise not to make fun of Al Gore or any other jackass. The reason I have asked you to forget about the theory of a man-made climate change is because that is not the most important issue at hand. Regardless of whether global warming is true or not doesn’t change the fact the addiction to petroleum, that we have been involved in since the turn of the 20th century, is systematically destroying everything that makes life livable, right down to the very water that we can’t live without. As millions of gallons of oil are pumped into the Gulf and a tributary to Lake Arcadia is bleeding black gold, I have to ask myself, what the heck are we doing? What kind of society actually needs a law prohibiting against dumping chemicals into a river or ocean? I have to tell you, addiction is a funny thing. At first you make a choice to do something, and it is fun. You do it when you want to and enjoy doing it, but then something happens and it quits being a choice. Now, cocaine is a hell of a drug, but it is bad for your body and mind. Likewise, making whoopee with petroleum-based products and other fossil fuels was a blast while it lasted, but it is time to find another resource – something a little more manageable. I could break it down like this: If politics and special interests were as dominant in the early 1900s as they are now and horses – the animal people used to ride before the steam engine – had a strong enough lobbyist presence in D.C. like big oil and company do, then maybe the horse industry could have blocked the use of petroleum altogether. If we rely on the current powers to decide the direction of legislation and industry then they will do anything they can to maintain their privileged status among the privileged, and we will be stuck with the ecological aftermath of the product of a dead dinosaur lurking in our faucets. -Light it up A.J.




By Pakriti Adhikari / Cartoonist


Do you think the BP oil cap will hold? How long? SHENAN DEL RIO


“Yes, I think it will, temporarily. It’s a conspiracy.”



“I think it will hold until they find a more permanent solution.”


Junior-Business Management

“I hope so. I have faith that it will. I think they need to be better prepared, just in case.”


Student Affairs

“I have no idea. I know about the spill, but I don’t know too much about it.”


JULY 21, 2010


Hoig Scholaship

PROFESSOR LEAVES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS FOR UCO Former journalism professor, Stan Hoig, and his wife leave two scholarship funds in honor of Hoig’s 23-year career and dedication to the University of Central Oklahoma and its students. By Jenefar De Leon / Staff Writer Dr. Stan Hoig’s 23-year dedication to his students and to the University of Central Oklahoma will continue on, thanks to two memorial scholarships established by his wife and UCO alumna, Pat Hoig, and many donors. Many friends, family and colleagues can say Hoig was a dedicated educator who inspired many students. The inspiration and memory of Hoig will continue with the establishment of two scholarships available to the students at UCO. The College of Liberal Arts recently established two memorial scholarships with the help of his widow and many private donations to the UCO Foundation in honor of his life and work as a UCO journalism professor and scholar. UCO students will have the opportunity to apply for the “Dr. Stan Hoig Endowed Memorial Scholarship for History” and the “Dr. Stan Hoig Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Mass Communication.” The two scholarships are based on two of his interests: journalism and American history. His legacy will continue on through the many lives that will be impacted by the two scholarships. “What I love about the scholarship it honors the relationship that UCO is known for,” Lisa Antonelli, development director for the College of Liberal Arts, said. “Our faculty is dedicated to our students. There are many places to donate their gift, but for them to bring it back to UCO is the perfect picture of how dedicated Stan was to UCO.” Pat Hoig was married to Stan Hoig for nearly 57 years, and it was her desire to see a scholarship fund dedicated to the memory of her husband whose major part of his life was to educate young Former UCO professor of journalism and historian, Stan Hoig, and his wife UCO students. Pat Hoig leave two sholarship funds in memory of Stan and his 23-year dediPat recalls the importance of scholarships to her cation. Stan Hoig died in Decemeber 2009 at 85. Photo by Dan Smith. husband and herself, when they were students. She

said without scholarships and grants, she and her husband would not have had the opportunity to continue their education. “I feel very pleased,” she said. “Stan and I have planned to do this for many years, and there is no better way to donate then to someone’s education.” Hoig was known to define himself as a “journalist historian” and became one of the most respected writers of the American West. Since the 1950s, he authored 25 books and published many articles in magazines and professional journals about Western history, American Indian relations and the city of Edmond, while establishing a 23-year career at UCO as a professor of journalism. He was the recipient of many distinguished awards including the Muriel H. Wright Award, the Edmond Historical Society Roll of Honor, Oklahoma State University Clement E. Trout Writing Award and the American Association of University Professors Distinguished Scholar Award. He was also a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame located in the Nigh University Center, second floor, and also a member of the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame and the Edmond Hall of Fame. Hoig died in December 2009 at the age of 85, but he will always be remembered by each student who will be able to further his education. The history scholarship will be available and awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student. Qualification includes a well-organized paper pertaining to the history of the American West that would also be worthy of submission to a scholarly journal. The mass communication scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student. The student is required to submit print or broadcast media samples, preferably featuring the American West, American Indians or other aspects of the region. For more information regarding the scholarship, please contact the College of Liberal Arts.

“Stan and I have planned to do this for many years, and there is no better way to donate than to someone’s education,” Pat Hoig

Sketch to Screen

HOLLYWOOD COSTUMES COME TO LIFE By Elina Golshani / Staff Writer An exhibit taking place through Aug. 15, 2010, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art brings to light costume design’s impact during the course of American film history. Sketch to Screen: The Art of Hollywood Costume Design has 68 pieces of film apparel, 20 accessories, 60 sketches of costumes, 20 film clips and more than 100 photographs. It features the work of some of the most notable costume designers of the Hollywood studio era, including Walter Plunkett, Gilbert Adrian, Travis Benton and Edith Head. Many of the pieces have been worn by some of the biggest names of past and present Hollywood, such as Audrey Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Russell Crowe, Robert DeNiro and Johnny Depp. There are 10 sections in the exhibit: Early Cinema, Femme Fatale, Gone with the Wind, Period Films, Women’s Fashion, Musicals, Westerns, Comic Books & Animation, A Man’s World and Oscar® Winning Designs. Sketch to Screen is supplemented with a series of films that show some of the most memorable costumes seen in film. The film series contains motion pictures that have pieces shown in the exhibit, such as “Atonement,” “Mamma Mia!,” and “Funny Face.” Film screenings are in the museum’s Noble Theater 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays for the exhibit’s duration. The exhibition was put together by the OCKMOA and co-curated by Brian Hearn, film curator, and Jennifer Klos, associate curator. Among the lenders to the exhibit are the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Universal Archive, 20th Century Fox Archive, MGM Archive, Oklahoma History Center, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Some pieces in the exhibit date as far back as the silent screen era, like the bolwer hat

in Charlie Chaplin’s “The Circus” (1928), and the “Tramp” shoes Chaplin wore in “City Lights” (1931). Also on display are the jeweled fan mirror and lipstick holder seen in What a Widow! (1930). Silent film star Gloria Swanson designed both items herself. A couple notable ensembles in the exhibit include the cream silk satin evening gown seen in Bombshell (1933) on Jean Harlow, “the original blonde bombshell,” and the twopiece Givenchy beige silk faille suit Audrey Hepburn wore in Funny Face (1957). One of the more elaborate gowns in the exhibit is the one worn by Greta Garbo in “Queen Christina” (1933). The two-piece beige velvet period gown was designed by Gilbert Adrian. It is has a filled bodice and Eugene neckline. The full sleeves of the gown are trimmed with crocheted cuffs, and it has a matching skirt with train Another elaborate piece is the gown worn by Dorothy Christy in the 1938 “Marie Antoinette.” It was also designed by Adrian. It is a “gold lamé ball gown with a full hoop skirt trimmed in black lace in scalloped pattern with black velvet ribbons, ruffled three-quarter sleeves with black lace and velvet bows.” The exhibit includes Gone with the Wind (1939) reproductions of what Walter Plunkett designed for Vivien Leigh to wear as Scarlett O’Hara. There are reproductions of the blue velvet dressing gown, burgundy velvet dress and the green curtain dress, which is said to be the most famous gown in history. Other pieces include the two-piece black and silver lame Egyptian gown worn by Claudette Colbert in Cleopatra (1934), the pants, shirt, jacket, suspenders, red sash and red ties, prop spurs; rubber spurs and sombrero worn by Steven Martin in Three Amigos (1986), and a coral evening gown and a navy silk suit from Titanic (1997). Sketch to Screen also contains pieces from

more recent popular movies, like the dress, shoes, gloves and hat designed for Nicole Kidman to wear in Moulin Rouge (2001); the black sequined gown with spaghetti straps worn by Renee Zellweger in Chicago (2002); and the two-piece pink skirt suit designed by Sophie de Rakoff that Reese Witherspoon wore in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003). Cate Wieck, costume designer and assistant professor of Costume Design & Technology, gave education curators ideas for the Sketch to Screen: The Art of Hollywood Costume Design Lesson Plan Unit. “It is a resource guide for teachers,” Wieck said. “They can choose from a variety of activities to incorporate into their lesson plans.” Wieck described how crucial costumes are for creating theater and film. “I think costumes are very important, whether actors put together costumes themselves or a costume designer is putting the whole show together,” she said.

“Costumes are a tool. They help convey personality, age, social status, time period, sometimes season. Costumes are important for creating the world for theater and film. ... It’s really important that everything fits together.” When designing the actors’ clothes, Wieck first puts herself in the actors’ shoes. “The early performing I did ... helped me think like an actor. It’s up to me to make sure the actors are comfortable and understand why they’re wearing what they’re wearing. Part of my job is making sure actors are comfortable in the skin I give them. I ask actors lots of questions so they have what they need.” The script is also always extremely important to Wieck. “I look for clues within the text. … When I’m designing costumes, I’m inspired by music, by color and texture. … I find a lot of texture in words,” Wieck said. “The texture can be texture of fabric, of language. … The words of a script are very important to me. … I look at language, I look at music, I look at art.” Wieck personally likes a lot of the costume styles of the past. “My favorite 20th century era would be the 1930s,” she said. “I really lean towards the 30s and 40s. I like the clothes from that time period. I also like the early 19th century, up until the big hoop skirts of the Civil War era.” This fall Wieck will be starting her fourth year at UCO. She’s been designing costumes for nearly 20 years and has costume credits in more than 100 productions. She did a lot of freelancing before working at UCO. She has a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s degree in costume design from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “It was never my passion to be on stage,” Wieck said. “I really like the getting ready part of production. I really enjoy clothes.”



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Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson, sings the American National Anthem at the 2010 Worlds opening ceremony.

A sitting volleyball fan photographs the opening ceremonies, which took place in the UCO Wellness Center on Saturday, July 11.

Members of the Chinese women’s team wave to fans during the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony. President Roger Webb delivers a speech at the 2010 Worlds opening ceremony in the Wellness Center.

The Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe performs a ceremonial dance at the 2010 Worlds opening ceremony.

A member of the women’s Slovenian sitting volley team carries the Slovenian flag during the Parade of Nations.


JULY 21, 2010


An Iranian child wraps himself in the flag of his native country and while watching his favorite sitting volleyball team.

By Samantha Maloy / Staff Writer

The 2010 Sitting Volleyball Worlds concluded Sunday, July 18, with the U.S. women’s team procuring the silver medal, and a place at the next Paralympic Games in London 2012. According to a press release on the UCO website, the Chinese women’s team won gold, beating the United States 25-18, 25-20, 25-15. The Ukraine team took home the bronze medal.

Heather Erickson of the U.S. women’s team serves the volleyball in a match against Germany.

In the men’s bracket, the gold went to the Iranian team, silver to Bosnia and Herzegovinaosnia, and bronze to Egypt. While it is exciting for the U.S. women’s team to secure a spot in the 2012 Paralympics, it was a bittersweet excitement as the men’s team did not qualify. The U.S. men fell to Germany on Thursday, July 15 in the quarterfinal qualifying

American fans gather at Hamilton Field House to support hosting team.

Fans from all over the world cheer on their favorite country and team at 2010 Sitting Volleyball Worlds.

match. They lost 25-13, 25-21, 25-20. The 2010 Worlds were on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, the home of the U.S. men’s and women’s sitting volleyball teams. According to the Sitting Volleyball Facebook page, the U.S. has not hosted a Sitting Volleyball Worlds in 20 years.

A German team member attempts to block a spike from Brenda Maymon of the U.S. team.

The U.S. team defeats Germany at 2010 Worlds.





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JULY 21, 2010

Vista Exclusive: UCO Football

ALL-AMERICAN MIGRATION By Michael Collins / Sports Writer All-American strong safety Giorgio Durham is leaving the UCO program this season. Durham was a two-year starter on an underachieving Broncho football team. He was also the leader of a group that was just starting to come together. Rumors began flying as soon as the season ended that Durham wasn’t happy with the program. “It’s not that I didn’t like it here in Edmond,” Durham said. “These coaches gave me an opportunity out of high school, but there was just some issues that we couldn’t get worked out.” One issue he spoke of was the fact that while being an All-American defensive player, he still wasn’t a full scholarship player. The problem wasn’t with the coaches, just the aspect of playing Division II football where there are considerably less scholarships to give out than schools like the University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University. Division I schools like OU can offer 85 scholarships, whereas Division II schools like UCO can only offer up to 36 scholarships. Both divisions still have to fill out rosters in upwards of 80-90 players. When Durham decided to leave UCO after the season ended, he turned his attention on getting hooked up with a Division I school. While working out with his cousin from OU, Dominique Franks, Durham was getting his body and mind ready for the jump in divisions. When his close friend who plays at Texas Tech told him to come for a

visit, Durham jumped at the chance. “When Tramain told me there might be an opportunity to come down there I was really excited. I have always been a guy who likes to compete against the best, and going down there will let me showcase the skills I know I have.” Tramain Swindall, who plays wide receiver for Texas Tech, and Durham go back to the playground days on the east side of Oklahoma City. So naturally when Durham was given the chance to catch on with Tech he jumped at it. “A lot of people think I am crazy because I was an All-American this past season, and I am going to a school where I’m going to have to sit out a season before I get to see the field again,” Durham said. “But I look at it like this – I had accomplished everything I set out to do here in Edmond, other than winning a few more games. Now I get to set new goals and prove to my self and everyone else that I can play with the best of the best.” Proving himself is nothing new to Durham. When he finally suits up for Texas Tech, he will be playing for his fifth school in just more than seven years. He played at Putnam City, Westmoore, and Western Heights while he was in high school, and now he will have his second team under his belt in college. “In high school there was a lot of family drama that caused me to move from school to school, and my senior year I got a chance to play quarterback with a school and coaches I trusted, so it’s not like I

was just jumping ship just to do it,” Durham said. “I have always just wanted to feel wanted. I don’t like playing for coaches that see me as only a football player. I like when they have a special interest in everything I am doing.” Mike Baldwin, who coached Durham at Western Heights High School, said Texas Tech is lucky to have Durham. “To be honest, I think Tech got a steal,” Baldwin said. “They are getting a player that is an All-American and one of the smartest players in this region. When he came to our school his senior season, he took over as our quarterback, strong safety, and leader. He should do very well down there.”


Giorgio Durham speaks to The Vista’s Michael Collins about the situation that ended in him leaving the Bronchos


not that I didn’t like it here in Edmond. These coaches gave me an opportunity out of high school, but there was just some issues that we couldn’t get worked out.

-Giorgio Durham

That season Durham’s coach talked about was also the first season Durham played safety. “I feel like I am still new to this position,” Durham said. “This last year was only my third season to play safety, and I was an All-American, so I feel like with a few more years playing, the

Giorgio Durham (38) returns an interception down the sideline in a game against Southwest Baptist last season.

sky’s the limit.” Whether or not Durham has an impact at Texas Tech, he will have nothing to be ashamed about. He is doing what he loves and shooting

for the stars. Hopefully he reaches them and can make his former UCO teammates proud.

NFL Football Feature

LOCAL PROSPECT REACHING FOR THE STAR Bryan McCann went from Putnam City High School to Southern Methodist University to the Dallas Cowboys

By Michael Collins / Sports Writer With the summer slowly slipping away, football season is just around the corner. For Bryan McCann, this football season will be worth a little more than in years past. This will be McCann’s first go-around in the professional ring, and to add just a little bit of drama, it is with the Dallas Cowboys. After not being drafted in this past year’s NFL draft, McCann signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys. “I’m not going to say that I was happy when I didn’t get drafted, but for me being able to pick my spot, and go to an organization that will utilize my abilities, is a very good situation,” McCann said. In recent years the Cowboys have turned undrafted free agents into superstars, with Tony Romo, Miles Austin and Sam Hurd. Being overlooked is nothing new to McCann. After an injury during his senior season at Putnam City

caused him to miss all but three games, big-time programs like the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University didn’t come calling. So McCann took his game down to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he starred on a team that for two seasons was not very good. “Playing those first two seasons were night and day from my last two,” McCann said. “When coach Jones came in from Hawaii, he brought a pro-style system, so even though we only made it to one bowl game, I can’t say I didn’t love my time there.” Typical of McCann, even when things don’t go his way, he always seems to make the best out of things. After his senior season at SMU, the NFL scouts didn’t extend an NFL combine invitation to McCann. “Not being able to go to the combine ended up being a good thing,” McCann said. “I got to stay in Dallas and work out on my own schedule, with my own people. The

friends I had that went to the combine actually told me that they wish they would have done what I did.” After his blistering 4.28 40 time, it’s a wonder more people don’t skip the combine to train in Dallas. McCann’s 40 time ended up being the fastest in the entire country this past year. Compare McCann’s 40 time to the person many people have considered the fastest man in the country for the last four years, Trindon Holliday, who ran a 4.34 at the combine. “After I signed my free agent contract, I really started focusing on our rookie mini camps,” McCann said. “Coach [Dave] Campo really seemed to like my speed from the game film he watched, and hopefully I will get a chance to use my speed and return some kicks this season.” During his rookie minicamp in Dallas, McCann had to go against former Oklahoma State star Dez Bryant. “Going against Dez was pretty cool,” McCann said. “He is

a really good receiver, but at the same time I didn’t get starstruck, and I think I jammed him up a few times.”


not going to say that I was happy when I didn’t get drafted, but for me being able to pick my spot, and go to an organization that will utilize my abilities, is a very good situation,”

- Bryan McCann

Now with training camp looming just around the corner, McCann is starting to settle in. “I’m playing a lot of nickel cornerback, and returning kicks and punts. The thing I like most is they are letting me showcase my ability to press on the line of scrimmage. Coach Campo really doesn’t care whether I play press or stay off my receiver as long

as I get the job done.” Going into camp with McCann will be Jamar Wall from Texas Tech, and Cletis Gordan, who is a fifthyear journeyman. McCann will have to beat one of these guys out to make the team. “If I was to tell you, that you had a chance to make an NFL roster and you only had to beat two guys, what would you do?” McCann joked. That’s the mindset of this young prospect from the Cowboys. He has been humbled by everything that has happened in his life, but that doesn’t stop him from taking what he wants. “Playing in the NFL has always been a dream of mine,” McCann said. “My parents have just as much to do with my success as I do. They are always here for me when I need them, and they pushed me in every way possible to get the most out of me.” Don’t plan on McCann not making the team, people have made that mistake before and been wrong.


JULY 21, 2010


OKC Barons


“Our goal is to win the Calder Cup,” Nelson said. “And there’s no better time than the first year.” For those who are new to the world of hockey, the Calder Cup is the American Hockey League equivalent to the Stanley Cup of the NHL. It is the world championship of AHL hockey, and to set your goals to that so early is a pleasant sight to see in a new head coach. Nelson’s ultimate goal is to return to the NHL, this time as a head coach, and winning in Oklahoma City is one way to get there. “I knew that I’d have to come back to the American Hockey League to be a head coach and move back up. It was a lot of pressure up there to win. If you don’t win, you don’t have a job for very long and I lived that. It was a great time with Atlanta. I enjoyed my time there, but right now I’m looking for a fresh start somewhere else and looking forward to coaching in Oklahoma City.” Along with the Barons announcing Todd Nelson as the head coach, the team announced Gerry Fleming as the assistant coach. “We think he’ll compliment Todd really well and deliver on the plan that we’re expecting to implement moving forward,” Olczyk said. Fleming has been an assistant coach for the Oilers AHL affiliate for the past two seasons. It is only fitting that as that

The Oklahoma City Barons’ new head coach, Todd Nelson, answers questions from the local media following Thursday’s press conference.

By Chris Wescott / Sports Editor This past Thursday afternoon the Oklahoma City Barons had a press conference to announce their new coaching staff. OKC’s newest professional sports team went with the well-traveled and experienced Todd Nelson. “He’s had success at every level he’s been at,” Edmonton Oilers’ assistant general manager, Ricky Olczyk, said while introducing Nelson to the fans and media in attendance. “He understands our principles that we want to achieve, and that’s winning and development. The other thing is he’s highly motivated. He gets the most out of every player.” Nelson has been with the Atlanta Thrashers for the past four seasons as an assistant coach. Before that he served in a similar role with the Chicago Wolves. The Wolves are the AHL affiliate for the Atlanta Thrashers. In 2008, with

the Wolves, Nelson won the Calder Cup. Nelson has three championships under his belt. In addition to the one with the Wolves in Chicago, Nelson won two in a three-season span as the head coach in the United Hockey League. Nelson coached the Muskegon Fury and had an overall record of 149-58-25. Oklahoma City’s new head man played 12 seasons in the NHL. Nelson was originally a fourth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also saw time with the Washington Capitals. Nelson played in almost 900 professional games and logged 391 points. His past history is littered with success, and his attitude is one the fans should appreciate right out the gate. Just after being announced as the head coach of the Barons, Nelson set out some lofty goals for their inaugural season.

franchise moves to Oklahoma City, Fleming comes with them. Fleming spent eight seasons as a head coach in the ECHL. Seven of those seasons were with the Florida Everblades, and Fleming coached the team to seven playoff appearances. Gerry Fleming’s entire playing career in the professional ranks was with the Montreal Canadiens. He played in 271 games in seven years with Montreal’s AHL team. He logged 103 points and served 1,035 penalty minutes. The two bring some good experience to a franchise looking for a fresh start in a new city. It may be a few weeks until the Barons’ roster is near completion so the real coaching work won’t begin just yet. But it appears both Nelson and Fleming are up to the task.

INSIDE: Durham Speaks, Former UCO All-American Leaves Program

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