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Purpose: Give students something to do on Saturday nights Events: Horror Film Fest in Fall and Foreign Film Fest in Spring Eligibility: Attend six meetings or help with an event. All people are welcome to our events Advice: “Get out there and meet people,” Bahm said. “It’s always good to have that set of friends and support system.”
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Major: Applied Physics Classification: Junior Music: Classic Rock, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who Hobbies: Art, drawing and occasional writing Frequented website: “I’m ashamed to say I’m a Facebook addict,” Bahm said. Restaurant: Nakamura and Henry’s
Colorful speaker shares ideas on media Education: Professor
brings variety of media into the classroom Amanda Fowler Contributing Writer
The speaker for this year’s symposium caught the eyes of his audience as he stepped on to the stage. Dr Howard Rheingold entered dressed in brightly colored tennis shoes and multicolored sports coat Monday afternoon. Rheingold spoke to students about the ways he uses social media in the classroom. He told students how he became involved in many of these media. In his classroom, Rheingold had
been one of the first professors to design and use a variety of media including online forums, chat rooms, video chats, and blogs. “I thought it was really interesting to learn about the ways that the internet got started in the classroom,” senior Gwen Lancaster said. Some students were expecting to hear more about the present use of social media. “It would have been more interesting if the speech had focused on current media,” junior Shawn Watkins said. “I was expecting to hear more on how current media are being used in today’s classroom.” Rheingold designed and incorporated several outlets for
class. He wanted to find ways to give students more opportunities to work out what he calls their “group voice.” Rheingold said he felt that the online world gives students a whole new realm of opportunity. “It helps shy students to work out their responses,” Rheingold said. “It also enPhoto Illustration by Tim Lester ables students to students to be involved in the raise questions learning process when not in that weren’t raised in the class-
room.” In the late 1980s, Rheingold began to think about ways social media could be brought into the classroom. As he saw the internet progressing, he became interested in how it could be used to connect students outside of the classroom as well. “I started dreaming,” Rheingold said. “What if I could put together a more unified social learning media?” Rheingold is a writer, critic and teacher. He has had several works published including Virtual Reality (1991) and The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier (2000). Rheingold is widely known as an entrepreneur for online communities.
Professor presents insights in telehealth Cairo: Trip yields new ideas on health care
Dana Choi Staff Writer
An assistant professor of sociology Tuesday, Oct. 26, returned from an international
telehealth conference in Cairo, Egypt. Gerontologist and assistant professor Dr. David Sanders talked about demographic and regional barriers that keep individuals from health care and incorporating technology in health care at the Texas Tele-
health Technologies conference. “One of the biggest barriers is people having to travel to wherever the hospital is or to the infrastructure that is available for health care,” Sanders said. “In parts of Africa, they may have to travel across different countries to get to a treat-
ment facility that could benefit whatever disease or disorder they are suffering.” He said telehealth service is the idea of using web cameras and computers to connect hospitals from different areas of the world to diagnose and treat illnesses.
“The idea is that much of the medical system is designed so everybody travels to a city, to a hospital system, to receive care,” Sanders said. “But there are many parts of countries that are very rural in nature.”
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As winter nears, the university clinic is partnering with other areas of the school to help prevent the spread of the flu. The clinic is providing the campus with TEMPA dots, a sterile, disposable thermometer that reads oral body temperatures in 60 seconds and auxiliary temperatures in three minutes. Students can pick up TEMPA dots at other locations including Residence Hall front desks and the UC information desk. Clinic physician Dr. Yvonne Ramer recommends that people wait until they feel sick before picking up the thermometers. Because they are so small, she said there is a good chance of losing them. “Imagine if students go stock up on the thermometers and end up losing them before they need to use one,” Ramer said. “Then they might go try
to pick up more and find out they’re all gone.” Besides fever, early symptoms of the flu include sudden onset of chills, body aches, cough and headache. “We usually say to wait at least 24 hours after having no fever and not taking anything to keep the fever down before returning to your normal routine,” Ramer said. Ramer said the university clinic has had just over 200 people receive flu shots, leaving about threequarters of their initial stock of the vaccine up for grabs. “I had the flu last year, but I’m not sure about getting the vaccine this year,” junior Jordan Daigle said. “Since it’s a mix of H1N1 and another virus, I heard that it was making some people sick.” The Center for Disease Control said that although the shot might make you feel a little sore, it won’t make you sick because it is a dead virus. For those who don’t want the shot, some advice from the clinic to help reduce transmission of the
virus is to wash hands frequently, cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, never share food or drinks with one another, and get plenty of sleep. Students are advised not to attend classes if they are sick. The clinic has placed posters with these tips across campus. Grad student Jenni Jackson said she feels like these are very useful because they keep cleanliness on people’s minds. “It’s not just about flu, it’s in regards to avoiding the spread of all viruses,” Jackson said. “Sometimes people forget how dirty college campuses can be.” Residential programs and Chartwells are also doing their part during flu season by providing meal services for sick students. Students living on campus should talk to their residence hall front desk to find out how to receive the meal services. More information on keeping well can be found in the online health magazine, Student Health 101 at http://readsh101.com/ angelo.html.
Big Idea results are in Survey: Results to be announced Nov. 9
Allison Duggan Staff Writer
Students can hear the results of the Big Idea survey Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Carr 101 and again at 7 p.m. in the LeGrand Alumni Center along with a call for proposals. “Our goal is to select a Quality Enhancement Plan topic by the end of the academic year,” Doyle Carter said. “We’ve done research in terms of what everyone thinks, so our next step is to close the feedback loop so to speak.” Tuesday’s report of the survey results serves to narrow the focus down on which topic to select. Carter said the QEP development committee reviewed all the literature on what is expected of the Quality Enhancement Plan in terms of gaining reaccreditation. This included looking at internal planning documents for the school system, the state of Texas Coordinating Board and the strategic plan for the institution to determine what criteria is needed to evaluate proposals. All proposals must be created by a team that consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of four people. The team must be chaired by a faculty member and include a staff member and student. If a group chooses to have another member, it doesn’t matter if it is another student, faculty or staff member.
Everyone with an ASU e-mail received last week a preview of the criteria for proposals and encouragement to begin forming teams. Carter said it’s not too late to form a team, but that the goal is to receive all preliminary proposals before the winter break. “It’s not a great deal of time, but preliminary proposals aren’t going to be long,” Carter said. “It’s something that a group of people, after they’ve done their research, can get together in an afternoon and write what it is they think will be a good QEP topic for ASU.” Teams will create proposals in line with priorities stated by state, system, university. Proposals must also focus on student learning and the learning environment. The chosen QEP topic is the standard by which the school will work to help its community try to improve as ASU works towards reaccreditation. Carter said that the most exemplary proposals will win nonmonetary awards, with the grand prize going to the one selected as the basis of the QEP topic. “Hopefully that will encourage more people to get involved – for the recognition,” Carter said. “That’s certainly one of our initiatives on this campus: to recognize the good work that faculty, staff, and students are doing across campus. This certainly fits into that.” There were over 1,400 responses from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members on the survey asking what every
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ASU graduate should know and be able to do. More than 800 of those were from students. Senior Jarrod Holliday said that even though there were only two survey questions, they were very thought provoking. As a soon-to-be graduate, he felt his answers should really reflect his learning experience here at ASU. “It’s pretty exciting… I’m very pleased with the response from the students in particular,” Carter said. Carter said everything is right on track with the time line the committee has created. They will announce the winning proposal on May 6, 2011. “We’re trying to do this right, not fast, and I think we are,” Carter said. Sophomore Christi Coles said she’s interested to hear what topic is chosen for the QEP, and how the school plans to incorporate that into the curriculum. “It’s going to directly affect me, since I’ve still got two more years to go,” Coles said. Carter said he will make himself available to anyone who wants to call or e-mail with any questions they may have. “The opportunity to work with faculty and staff on a project like this is a great learning experience for students,” Carter said. “It’s also an opportunity to build community, which is one of the goals of QEP: to create more of learning community environment on campus.”
News Brief Class Time Survey
ASU is extending a class time survey to Nov. 15, because, so far, only about 500 students have taken the survey. The survey is used to help determine what time of the day or week students prefer to take classes.
Conference opens doors for students
Continued from Page 2 Many of those rural areas do not have access to health care or to hospitals and physicians, and traveling is expensive, he said. “We can use technology…to extend that reach of health care to different areas and increase the health of those populations,” he said. “We can use a $20 web camera and someone on the other side like a nurse or physician would remote in and we would save all that expense [and] get people the help.” After being able to meet people from other countries and talking about similar needs around the world, Sanders said he and others hope to set up opportunities in which students can interact with other students in Egypt and other parts of Africa through mediums such as Facebook. “Connecting people is the opportunity to break down cultural barriers, or
barriers of misinformation between individuals,” Sanders said. “Maybe things we do here in the United States can be used as examples in other areas of the world, and we can learn from those areas of Africa or the Middle East for application here in the U.S.” Sanders was the only ASU faculty member to participate in this conference. This conference was an uncommon opportunity especially for being a new faculty member, he said. “The opportunity to present at an international conference doesn’t come along very often,” Sanders said, “It was an opportunity that I had dreamed about for many years. It’s thanks to the College of Nursing and Allied Health through the Center for Wellness Engagement and Development that was able to make it happen for me.”
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San Angelo Zombie Walk Kristin Hamnett Features Co-Editor A group of businesses raised 980 pounds of food for the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank. The First Annual Zombie Crawl fund raiser brought 150 to 200 people Oct. 29 to City Park Pavilion downtown, sponsored by Love Shack and other business. Students and others dressed as zombies and traipsed around the area for 30 minutes in their most horrifying costumes. “It was a really fun experience,” senior Madeline Higdon said. “Seeing my classmates and people around town getting into character was hilarious. Not only did I have fun, but the walk was for a good cause. I hope they keep up with the tradition next Halloween.” The zombie walk pro-
vided canned foods for the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank. Each participant donated at least one can of non-perishable food to enter, three cans to be transformed into a zombie by professional make-up artists and five cans to enter the raffle. Participants also had a chance to further show off with a costume contest that included prizes for the best kid zombie, funniest zombie, best zombie strut and more. Prizes included tattoos by artists at Lucky You, Bullet Proof Tattoo and Electric Voodoo, as well as items from the Love Shack. “Nobody can live off of just brains,” zombie walk founder April Lopez said. “The walk was for a great cause.” Love Shack employee Justin Walker said with the success of the first walk, they plan to hold a second zombie crawl next Halloween.
Sylvia Kristin Hamnett Features Co-Editor
Angelo Civic Theater in col- laboration with Sadie’s Rescue will open ‘Sylvia’ Friday, Nov. 5. ‘Sylvia’ is a play that tells the tale of a married couple that moves to Manhattan after living and raising their children in the suburbs. As a mid-life crisis puts a damper on their marriage, a dog named Sylvia becomes the center of an awkward love triangle. As an ode to the play based on a lovable pooch, Angelo Civic Theater has teamed up to donate a portion of the proceeds to Sadie’s Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for homeless pets. A silent sponsor to the theater will also donate $1 to every ticket sold to go directly to Sadie’s Rescue.
“I am really excited to see the play,” sophomore Mandaline Schwartz said. “It is for a really good cause too. There are so many animals that need help. As a student, I don’t have time to adopt them all, so donating money to help is the next best thing.” Tickets are currently on sale. Sixteen dollars for adults and $14 for students and military. An additional $2 will be discounted per ticket with the donation of a new dog/cat collar or leash. On Sunday, Nov. 14, the first 50 ASU students with valid student ID will receive a free ticket to the matinee show. San Angelo residents and students are featured in the upcoming play, including Justin Blair, Gina Marie Davies, Hillary Shurtleff, Dorian Serna, Leslie Mayrand, JoJo Francis, Bruce Beesley and Javier Medina.
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Kristin Hamnett Features Co-Editor
The Tallest Man on Earth and their ironically five foot tall lead man are releasing their new EP on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Riddled with folklore references and deep melodies the CD entitled “Sometimes The Blues is Just a Passing Bird” is the third album release since solo band member Kristian Matsson of Darlana, Sweden formed TTMOE in 2008. The name of the band is a subtle form of irony and humor from Matsson, who stands just over five feet tall. The album, which was previously released on iTunes, contains five songs in 17 minutes, but is still highly anticipated by loyal listeners. “The Tallest Man on Earth has a folksy sound, but with poetic lyrics,” senior James Logsdon said. “[The band] seems more into making deep music then producing an album that sells. I think that makes the music that much better.” Matsson began his career as lead singer of the Montezumas before releasing a self-titled EP in 2007. He released CDs ‘Wild Hunt' and 'Shallow Grave.' In 2008, he toured the US with indie icon Bon Iver, then John Vanderslice, in 2009, and developed an American following. Some students at ASU have be-
come fans in recent years, complimenting his ability to bring modern folk out of mediocrity. “I think he's done far better than any other modern folk artist,” sophomore Elyssa Worley said. “It's like a solo Okkervil River. I could listen to it for an extended period of time, seriously.” Matsson is critically revered for his musical talent. Not only does he write lyrics, he also plays the piano, guitar and banjo, which are often highlighted in a variety of ways within each song. His brash form of finger picking matched with the subtle roughness of his voice makes each song a blend of soul and folk, Worley said. “Sometimes The Blues is Just a Passing Bird” contains songs such as 'The Dreamer,' 'Tangled in this Trampled Wheat' and 'Thrown Right at Me.' The tracks became available online in September, but have awaited the CD release. Worley said 'The Dreamer' contains heartfelt lyrics that truly sum up the feeling of the album, such as, “Oh sometimes the blues is just a passing bird, and why can't that always be? Tossing aside from your birches crown, just dark enough to see.” TTMOE's newest CD is available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $10.98.
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Turkey Trot 2010 3M Run, 1.5M Run, and 1M Kids Run
Date: November 20, 2010 @ 10:00 am Location: Mall side of the Houston Harte University Center
November 18, 2010 5:00 pm CJ Davidson room University Center Angelo State University Mr. Phillips will be discussing his experiences while assigned as Ambassador William Walker’s Military Assistant under the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission to stop Serb-Kosovar violence in the Balkans. He will look specifically at a brief history of the conflict, the beginnings of Serb ethnic cleansing of the Kosovars, and the strategic issues he helped to influence. His efforts played a role in NATO’s decision to begin its well-known air campaign against the Serbs to stop their ethnic cleansing of the Kosovars. This in turn led ultimately to the Dayton Agreements and the end of the armed conflict although ethnic hatreds there are still very much alive.
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Take control of
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Students are flooding the offices of professors for advising this week before they have to plan next semester’s schedule. Some students take this process seriously and meticulously plan their entire college career down to every detail. They know every class they are going to take for three semesters in advance. They’ve researched all the professors to take and to avoid. Other students leave most of their class choices up to their advisers and take little consideration of the decisions until they find out it is not what they wanted. Everyone has that friend who claims an adviser screwed up their schedule or degree plan and now graduation is pushed back another year. It is easy to blame a professor for making a faulty or ill-informed decision about our degrees. But we shouldn’t be looking at them when we are not happy with our classes or degrees. We believe it is the responsibility of the student to research all the classes of the degree plan and make smart choices to graduate on time, without relying completely on advisors to make the tough decisions. Advisers are here to make sure students are taking the classes re-
quired for their degree plan. And we value their direction and support. Advisers are especially beneficial in filling students in with information on what semester classes are offered, information that is often not available online. Some classes are only offered in the Spring, while others are only offered in the Fall. Some classes students could put off now and worry about in the Summer. This is information students need to seek from their adviser. But students need to take their futures by the reins and get serious about their degrees. Spend time looking over your degree plans on Ram Port student services tab. Find out exactly the classes you need and ask students who have taken them to give you helpful tips. And by planning your degree early on, you’ll save a lot of headache later. So do not ruin your future or delay graduation by waiting until advising week to figure out your wants and needs. Go in to your advising meeting with all your research done and schedule set. Or at the very least, have some questions ready for the adviser that can get you on the right track.
Getting to know your YouTube videos Sarah Smith and Scott Dykowski Contributing Writer and Editor-in-Chief Today Bon Qui Qui served me a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries. Not for free. Sometimes I feel like YouTube is my life. I constantly threaten to cut people, wear flippy floppies and work that up do. Not really. However, YouTube seems to have infiltrated every aspect of our society. Spell-check even knows what it is. How else would someone become famous for telling people to “hide ya kids, hide ya wives and hide ya husbands.” I can’t even look at Facebook without seeing entire conversations
played out in YouTube quotes. This brings me to the point of the story. I freakin’ love coloring! Just kidding. My real point is that YouTube has changed the world. How many times have you been asked, “Can I have yo’ numba?” in the past year? If your friends are like my friends, the answer rivals the number of videos
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Nichole337 has made. There’s even a history to YouTube. Anyone remember the fingerbiting baby, Charlie? I think I perfected my little-British-boy accent imitating that one. It’s been more than a year since I’ve been near a “chicken filet” without clenching my teeth and laughing. I think there is also a future for YouTube. Ever heard of Antione Dodson? Rest assured he, “will find you.” Even a student at ASU was featured in a video recently that caused the Ram Page managing editor to get awkward stares in class because he was laughing so much. If you can stand the first three and
half minutes of “Goose Payback,” you’ll see the fine ninja goose-catching skills of senior Shane McDaniel that earned the unwitting viewer a plethora of stares from fellow psychology students. (This is me warning you not to watch it in class, just in case you didn’t catch that.) I haven’t even mentioned the innumerable cover bands that have gained popularity on YouTube. Jason Robinette anyone? Back to the point. YouTube changes lives. It tells what to order, what to wear, what non-domestic animals to catch, when to call security, how to hit on girls and numerous other important life lessons. It has changed my life, so watch it and it might just change yours too. Go YouTube. The back of yo’ head is ridikulus.
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“It is, but I think people should fully know their stance on the subject before backing a candidate based on surfacelevel knowledge.”
“Yes, people influence what happens around them.”
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Rams lose ‘roughest’ match Standings Football School
Abilene Christian 8-0 TAMU-K 7-1 West Texas A&M 7-1 Midwestern State 6-2 Northeastern State 5-3 East Central 4-4 Eastern New Mex. 3-5 Angelo State 3-5 Southeastern Okla 3-5 TAMU-C 2-6 Southwestern Okla 2-6 Central Oklahoma 2-6 Incarnate Word 2-6 Tarleton State 2-6
9-0 8-1 7-2 7-2 5-4 4-5 4-5 3-5 3-6 3-6 2-7 2-7 2-7 2-7
Abilene Christian 12-0 West Texas A&M 12-0 Angelo State 11-1 Tarleton State 7-5 Midwestern State 8-5 Central Oklahoma 6-6 Texas Woman’s 6-6 Incarnate Word 5-7 Southeastern Okla. 5-7 Eastern New Mex. 4-8 TAMU-K 4-8 Cameron 4-9 TAMU-C 3-9 Southwestern Okla. 2-10 East Central 2-10
24-3 22-8 16-10 21-8 14-13 18-10 9-17 8-13 9-14 13-14 10-14 9-17 12-14 9-20 4-25
Midwestern State 10-1 Abilene Christian 9-2 Angelo State 9-2-0 Incarnate Word 7-4-0 Central Oklahoma 6-4-1 TAMU-C 4-4-3 West Texas A&M 4-6-1 Northeastern State 3-5-3 Southwestern Okla. 3-7-1 Texas Woman's 2-7-2 Eastern New Mex. 2-9 East Central 1-9-1
15-2 14-3 12-5-1 9-6-2 10-7-1 8-6-3 8-7-3 7-6-5 7-10-1 4-12-2 5-13 5-11-2
What to watch for: 11-6: Football @ Southeastern Oklahoma 11-6: Volleyball vs. WTAMU Come support the the team at the last game of the season before the ‘Belles head to the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament!
got the ball and took it to about five meters out and couldn’t get it in,” Miller said. Freshman outside center Dillon Chessir, known by the team as Rook, scored after breaking away for a 50 yard run. Chessir scored again after the team’s backs broke away and passed it to him. “Our starting outside center dislocated his rib so Rook stepped in and scored two tries this weekend,” Heinatz said. Miller’s two front Photo by Pam Belcher teeth were knocked out RAMS and the Horned frogs form a scrum for possession of the ball Saturday. during the match, showing how “rough” this anASU plays TCU (1-1), senior Rugby: Men lose nual match really was. Austin Miller said. amidst injuries “[Andrew Mitchell] was “It’s always the roughest, bloodiest game of the year,” tackling someone and I went to Andy Atterbury Miller said. “We would beat that tackle him too and our faces hit Sports Co-Editor team nine times out of 10. We each other,” Miller said. “I endhad injuries to key people and ed up with two fake teeth and he An injury-plagued Ram rug- we didn’t play up to our full po- ended up with 10 stitches.” by team lost a close match Oct. tential. We showed it at times, The Ram’s next cup match is 30 to TCU 12-15. Dec. 4 at home against the Unibut overall we should beat that “It went pretty well except team every time play.” versity of North Texas, but the we had a lot of mistakes,” team The Rams (6-3, 1-1) had a team is working on setting up a president junior Jarrod Heinatz chance to win the match in the tune up match to stay fresh. said. “[We had] a lot of mental last minutes but could not capi“We’ll probably have anerrors, and we had a lot of rook- talize. other game in two weeks,” Heinies playing too. It could have “They scored with about atz said. “’We’ll get some game gone a lot better.” nine minutes left, and then we just to play, and then we’ll play It’s a close match every time UNT.”
Girls on their way to LSC tournament Soccer: Two more conference wins
Mariah Powell Sports Co-Editor The Rambelle soccer team defeated East Central, 3 – 2, Oct. 29, and Northeastern State, 1 – 0, on Sunday. “Against East Central it was probably a little sloppy in the first half,” head coach Travis McCorkle said. “We had some moments where we might have been looking forward to things that did not happen. It was not our best performance ever but we picked it up in the second half and did pretty well.” McCorkle said they went from three shots in the first half to 15 in the second. “The most important part was that we won,” McCorkle said. “Our strength was that we did whatever needed to be done to get the wins. “ McCorkle said concentration was a weakness in their
game against East Central. “When they scored the first goal we knew that we needed to step up and pressure the players,” McCorkle said. “Giving up two goals that game could possibly come back and hurt us in post season.” “The game against Northeastern was a really difficult game for us because they needed to win and they needed to win big,” McCorkle said. “They put a lot of numbers forward and a lot of pressure on us, but we did a great job absorbing that pressure.” McCorkle said the ‘Belles’ problem Sunday was possession of the ball because Northeastern State played with two defenders instead of four. “They were just going all out and seeing what they could do,” McCorkle said. “Hopefully, that is something we can take away from. When a team presses like that we need to be able to answer and we did, but there was definitely some stressful moments in
that.” Sophomore outside midfielder Hanna Horeis said they came out strong and ready to get two victories. “We knew these games were really important and winning was our only option and I think we all came out ready to play with that mindset,” Horeis said. The ‘Belles’ strength was their offense in the first game and defense in the second, Horeis said. “Against East Central, we were losing 2 – 1 for a while and ended up getting that goal to tie up and then in overtime getting a third goal to win it,” Horeis said. “Then, against Northeastern State we scored in the first 15 minutes and then held them off the rest of the game.” Next, the Belles travel to Wichita Falls for the Lone Star Conference Tournament against Texas A&M-Commerce on Thursday, Abilene Christian on Friday and the semifinal winner on Sunday.
‘Belles win streak hits nine Volleyball: Three
wins in three days Mariah Powell Sports Co-Editor The Rambelle volleyball team defeated Incarnate Word, 3 – 0, Oct. 28, St. Mary’s, 3 – 1, Oct. 29, and Texas A&M-Kingsville, 3 – 0, on Saturday. It was important for us to come through back to back to back,” head coach Chuck Waddington said. “We did that on purpose to prepare ourselves for conference and regional tournament where you have to play three in a row.” Waddington said one of the players got injured Tuesday so they had to fill that hole. “It was important for us to play well,” Waddington said. “Incarnate is a very scrappy team. They touch a lot of balls, which tested our ability to stay focused and not get frustrated with them digging so many balls.” Waddington said the Belles did a nice job of sticking with their game plan and pushing through to get the win. “I like how we come together,” sophomore libero Caroline Cleveland said. “When we are in the game we are undefeated.” Cleveland said the weekend’s high was winning all three games and working hard to do such. “We executed strongly and got the results that we wanted,” freshman libero/ defensive specialist Teal Mahan said. “Everyone played all around and our blockers did what they needed to do to put the ball down.” The Belles are home this weekend. They played Eastern New Mexico on Thursday and will play West Texas A&M on Saturday at 2 p.m. “We have to keep this up to get the results we want with conference ranking,” Mahan said. “We are definitely looking forward to winning our next two games.”
Rams fall to conference No. 1 ACU
Football: Rams hang with third ranked team in the nation
Andy Atterbury Sports Co-Editor In a game coined “The Big CountryConcho Valley Shootout,” passing offenses lit up the field Oct. 30 as ASU lost to No. 3 in the nation Abilene Christian University 33-20. “I don’t think they’re the most talented team I’ve seen in a couple years in
Abilene, but they’re probably playing the best football I’ve ever seen them play,” Coach Dale Carr said. “They’ve simplified it in many regards and the kids are playing their positions well, they’re playing hard, they’re playing pretty good. It was a good football game. We had our chances, but we didn’t get it done.” The Rams took a 7-3 first quarter lead after a touchdown run from senior Garrett Tidwell out of the Wildcat formation; but that was the last time the Rams (3-5, 1-5) would be ahead in the game. “[Wildcat] is a fun formation to run,” junior Aaron Simon said. “It gives a little
difference… in our formations. It makes teams have to work on something other than our normal stuff.” The defense allowed only 82 rushing yards but the Wildcats (9-0, 5-0) passed for 377 yards and four touchdowns. “I think [the defense] played really well,” junior Sebastian Lafaele said. “We stopped Abilene’s run game and made them one dimensional.” Tough goal line defense helped keep the game close, Lafaele said. Graduate student Josh Neiswander completed 33 out of his 48 pass attempts for 327 yards and two touchdowns, but the Ram’s running game struggled, totaling a loss of 23 yards. “[ACU] had a good game plan going in, and we didn’t execute ours
the way we would have liked,” Simon said. Sophomore CJ Akins caught seven balls for 129 yards and a touchdown and sophomore Dakarai Pecikonis had seven receptions for 99 yards and one score. Coming in to the game, ACU was No. 1 in turnover ratio and ASU was second, but neither one produced a turnover on Saturday. “How many times do you see a game where there’s not a single turnover? That doesn’t happen very often at any level,” Carr said. On Saturday, the Rams will head to Durant, Okla. to play Southeastern Oklahoma University. “They’re a very hot and cold team,” Carr said. “They can play really, really well at times and really, really, bad at times. I like our chances against them.” There are only two games left this season, and this is the last away game for all of the seniors. “We’re ready to get back on the winning track and help our seniors go out with a win,” Simon said. “The only part I’m not going to like is that bus trip.”
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