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Photo by Mark McDaniel Students, faculty and their families Friday gather at the Homecoming bonfire. ROTC is in charge of bonfire construction every year. ROTC cadet junior Mario Allen, who oversaw the constuction, said he believes the event was a success. “It was pretty fun planning and building it, although it was challenging at first,” Allen said.

University promotes timely advising and registration Advise-a-RAMa: Gives chance to win an iPad

Mariah Powell Managing Editor For the first time as a division, there will be a campus-wide effort to make students aware of advising, get them advised and make sure they register. Advise-a-RAMa is the new promotional stance the university is taking to preparae for the spring semester. Official advising begins Monday. Allen said faculty, staff and the sudent government, along with professional advisors of each college, will wear a “Be Advised” button. After students visit with an advisor they will get a sticker that says “I’ve Been Advised.” “We have had occasions where students are too busy to get advising and registration done on time, so this is an attempt to help them think about it,” Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. Nancy Allen

said. “Those students who forget about it remember right before Christmas break and may not be able to get into the courses that they want by then because they are full.” In an attempt to make sure students take care of advising and registration, Allan said the departments have teamed up to provide an iPad as a grand prize for one lucky student. To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled undergraduates, Allen said. Those students must be advised between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4, and must register for classes by midnight Nov. 16. One student will be chosen at random from the electronic registration list, she said. “We think this is a good way for the university to do its part and make students aware of advising and registration,” Allen said. Evening hours will now be provided in every college, which is not something that has been typically available be-

2011 Homecoming king and queen

fore, she said. Busy students can come back to campus from 5 to 7 p.m. on selective evenings. Advising will follow the same process but Advise-a-RAMa gets the word out and reminds students to get advised and register for the spring semester, Allen said. “Some students do not take advantage of class advising so we’re pushing it out there as a heads-up,” Allen said. “This type of initiative contributes to retention on campus. We are taking the time to stress its importance so students won’t find themselves on Jan. 4 thinking about how they forgot t o

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Senior Adam King, of ROTC, and sophomore Amy Hernandez, representing Association of Mexican American Students, were crowned 2011’s Homecoming king and queen Oct 15 during the halftime presentation of the Rams versus Midwestern State Mustangs’ game.

Zumbathon does not break record, but promotes health Fight against breast cancer: Zumba class

raises $1,500 in an hour

Lisa Dees Staff Writer

Photo Courtesy of Valeria Perchina

More than 300 participants came out to support the Laura Bush Institute Zumbathon Oct. 15 at Foster Field. However, that was not enough to beat the world record of 1,223 participants in a Zumba class.

Student organizations and the community came together Saturday at Foster Field to raise breast cancer awareness and try to break the Guinness World Record of the largest Zumba class. Unfortunately, Zumbathon did not beat the world record of 1,223 in Brownsville, Texas, senior Amanda Ramon said. With more than 300 participants, Zumbathon raised about $1,500 in an hour for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said Kelsey

Samsel, administrator of the Laura Bush Institute. According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, this grassroots organization has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Samsel and Ramon said although they did not beat the world record, she felt excited that so many people from ASU and the community showed their support. “It was okay that we did not break the record,” Ramon said. “It was great seeing the students of Angelo State University and the community come together to promote fitness and raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”

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NEWS

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Budget: $350,000 for

renovations

Lisa Dees Staff Writer The Math Computer Science building will undergo minor renovations beginning in November and ending soon after the start of the spring semester. Construction Project Manager Clayton R. Smith said construction will restore the white bands, called Exterior Insulation Finish System, around the perimeter of the building. The current EIFS, a coating system comprised of a base coat, fiber glass mesh and a top coat, which is around the second and third floors on the outside of the MCS, are aged and weathered, Smith said. According to the MCS EIFS Restoration Programming document, extensive hail damage was found on multiple locations along the horizontal sections of the wall. Water infiltration and ultraviolet rays damaged the EIFS. “It should be a fairly simple project,” Smith said. “We will

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build scaffolding starting on the west side, then the south, east, and finally north side. We will be putting new metal coping in to modify the existing EIFS system as necessary and then apply the new mesh and EIFS system.” He said Facilities Planning and Construction is working with CasaBella Architects out of Austin for the MCS renovations. FPC is also working with Southwest Associates, a roofing and water proofing consultant, and Detekt, a design consultancy. “Detekt has provided thermal imaging reports,” he said. “They get up on the EIFS and spray water down. They go in at night and actually read the cool spots, and that’s where the moisture is showing up.” Through the thermal imaging reports, CasaBella Architects recommended FPC to rework the EIFS system on MCS, he said. Smith said FPC has a construction budget of $350,000 for the renovations based on the opinion of probable costs provided by the engineering team. FPC will not renovate the interior of the MCS, he said.

Photos by Pam Belcher

Wrecked cars were placed on the grass outside of the CHP Tuesday and Wednesday to remind students of the consequences of drinking and driving. Impaired driving kills nearly 18,000 people each year.

Get involved on campus! Here’s what’s going on this week.

Events

Oct. 22 ASUFit is hosting “The American Heart Association 2011 Heart Walk: 5K Race/Walk” at 9 a.m., just outside the Houston Harte University Center. Oct. 24

The E. James Holland Symposium brings author, commentator and humanitarian Frank Deford to ASU for the 2011 topic “Sports and American Values.” Deford will give his presentation titled “Sports: The Hype and Hypocrisy” at 2 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson There will be discussion and questions at 7:30 p.m., moderated by Dr. John Wagner, professor of English.

Oct. 25 Dr. Timothy Bonenfant, assistant professor of music, will present a clarinet and bass clarinet performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Eldon Black Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public. Oct. 25 and 27

El Cafecito will be from 9 a.m. to noon while supplies last in the University Center in front of Room 114.

Oct. 26 The Multicultural Center will be hosting an event for “Disability Awareness Month” from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be learning activities, educational facts, guests speakers, food and an obstacle course. The event will take place in the University Center in front of the Multicural Center. A student recital will take place in the Eldon Black Recital Hall from 4 - 5 p.m. It is free to the public. UCPC brings Club Café with singer and songwriter Justin Nozuka at 7:30 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center. Student tickets are $2, with ASU OneCard. Faculty, staff and community tickets are $5. Tickets will be sold at 5 p.m. in front of the conference center.

One-for-one: TOMS

Campus Club spreads charity

Lisa Dees Staff Writer

In an event to bring together students and the community, an ASU organization will raise awareness about TOMS shoes and the importance of footwear on Saturday, Oct. 22. TOMS Campus Club, with the help of Kappa Pi, is hosting Style Your Sole at Bonjour Boutique, a retailer of TOMS shoes, downtown at 33 E. Concho Ave., TOMS Campus Club President Megan Ellis said. “TOMS is a one-for-one company,” she said. “For every pair of shoes sold, they give a pair to a needy child. TOMS recently expanded to sell sunglasses. For every pair sold, they help give people sight.” Ellis said people can bring their TOMS or any other shoes to decorate at Style Your Sole. The event will promote awareness of TOMS as well as smaller companies that have similar business models, she said. Falling Whistles, Chains for Chains and Seven Hopes United are several companies with similar business models to TOMS. “I want people to know it’s not about shoes,” Ellis said. “It’s more about the business model and community service aspect. I think if every company gave back in some way the world would be a much

Photo Illustrations by Mark McDaniel better place.” Graduate student Barbara Coty said it’s important that others see TOMS Campus Club as an organization that helps others. “We are involved in campus and community service,” she said. “[We want] to spread the word and influence others to do the same. For example, we recently put together care packages to send to deployed troops; our service is extended to all aspects of helping others.” Ellis said students should con-

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There will be a Halloween “Thriller Event” at the Super Slab outside of Roscoe’s Den, starting at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be given to the best costume, best dancer and best Michael Jackson look-alike. Art Exhibit: “First This/First That” by Nicholas Wood is still on display in the Carr EducationFine Arts Building’s art gallery, Room 193. The gallery is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is free to the public.

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sider getting involved in TOMS Campus Club. “It’s so easy to give back,” she said. “All you have to do is buy a pair of shoes. A lot of people want to help, but they think they can’t. Businesses like TOMS make it easy to help.” The Student Government Association approved TOMS Campus Club as an organization in Spring 2011, Ellis said. The group became active this semester, when they began collecting donations for care

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Organization to administer second round of flu shots

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Roscoe’s Den adds lunch hours Grab-and-go:

Committee tries revised schedule Dana Choi Editor-in-Chief Roscoe’s Den Monday changed its hours to provide a quick lunch option for students and faculty who spend most of their time on the east side of campus. Some students, like sophomore Louis Broome, do not have to frequent that side of campus to enjoy Roscoe’s Den. “I don’t get to come over here too often because most of my classes are on the other end of campus,” he said. Broome said it would be more convenient for him to eat at the UC, but he prefers the prices at Roscoe’s Den. “They make [food] pretty fresh here, which helps a lot,” he said. Executive Director of Business Services Greg Pecina said the university will evaluate the results of the new hours through Nov. 30 and decide whether Roscoe’s Den should keep its new schedule for the rest of the semester. Richard Gonzalez said Roscoe’s Den will have lunch specials starting Oct. 24. He said

every weekday might get its own special. There is no other difference between noon and evening services, he said. Pecina said he hopes that off-campus commuters and faculty and staff who work on the east side of the campus go to Roscoe’s Den for lunch and snacks. “Roscoe’s Den has a great menu and we have seen a good number of students go to this location for an evening meal or snacks,” he said. Traffic at Roscoe’s Den so far could be better, but it is still good, Pecina said. Eighty percent of the students who are on campus after 7 p.m. are on the east side of campus, where most of the residence halls are, Pecina said. Pecina said an ASU employee from the Rassman Building suggested the idea of a grab-and-go lunch option at the monthly Catering and Concessions Advisory Committee meeting. “It’s experimental right now,” Pecina said. “You have to be really careful about the operational areas. Right now we’re going to do a head count and a cash count and see how much revenue we get.” Roscoe’s Den is a cash, credit or debit card location only,

Pecina said. Students can use their OneCard points and Ram bucks, but cannot use their meal plan. Residential students who want to buy a meal using their meal plan will have to go to the Food Service Center or the UC snack bar, Pecina said. Pecina said he started the Catering and Concessions Advisory Committee about six months ago to discuss food service-related issues, excluding meal plans, which fall under Residence Life. Food service managers, several Business Services members and six to eight other people attended the last meeting. Pecina said the committee gives a campus a voice in food service-related matters. Anyone can bring concerns about issues such as catering, concessions and hours of operation, he said. The committee’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in UC 201, Pecina said.

New hours of operation Effective through Nov. 30

Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. --1 p.m. 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sunday 7 p.m --10 p.m.

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Clinic: Nursing

student volunteers give 95 shots in a day Dana Choi Editor-in-Chief The Student Nurses Association Nov. 2 will hold its second flu clinic of the school year in Texan Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. to help students and faculty fend off the flu season. On Tuesday, about 15 nursing student volunteers gave flu shots to about 95 students and faculty members at the flu clinic in the UC, SNA President senior Christina Long said. Assistant Clinical Professors of nursing Shonna Marks and Martha Tafoya supervised. “We had a really good turnout and everyone did a great job,” Long said. The flu clinic gave the nursing students a more fun and stress-free environment than a hospital to practice administering shots, Long said. The flu shots cost $10 for students and $20 for faculty, SNA Secretary junior Rachel Schwartz said. The revenue goes toward the university clinic, which provided the shots, she said. The nursing students who gave shots were mostly SNA members, but they do not

have to be part of the organization to volunteer, Schwartz said. SNA started its flu clinic last year, Schwartz said. She said nursing students must have taken the skills course, which is taken during the first semester of nursing school, to be able to administer shots under faculty supervision. “Every student who gives the flu shot has to be checked off and supervised by a faculty [member],” she said. The flu clinic is an opportunity for nursing students to do community service and to gain experience, Schwartz said. Last spring, when SNA held its flu clinic, the volunteers saw about 40 people, probably because it was later in the flu season when most people have already gotten their flu shots, Long said. Flu symptoms may include general body ache, headaches, a sore throat, a fever and severe cold symptoms, Long said. She said she thinks it would be cheaper and simpler to get flu shots at the university than it would be to get them at a clinic or hospital. Shannon Medical Center provides flu shots until Oct. 21 for $18 per person, according to its website.

‘Best little book sale’ brings in more than 10,000 donated books Raise funds, literacy: One of

literacy council’s biggest fundraisers Dana Choi Editor-in-Chief Adult Literacy Council of the Concho Valley will host “Best Little Book Sale in Texas” Oct. 20 to 25 to raise funds and awareness of the importance of literacy. “I think that [the fundraiser] is a great way to both raise funds for the Adult Literacy Council and simultaneously reuse book resources,” said sophomore Ben Lin, an ALC board member. The book sale will take place at Henry’s Steakhouse, 2715 Sherwood Way. The community donated books they love to let others read them, ALC member Marilynn Golightly said. The book sale offers more than 10,000 books, she said. “Many times, the people who are donating books are the

first ones in the door,” she said. People donate as much or as little as they want in exchange for however many books they choose. One person may donate $5 for a box of books and another may choose to donate as much as $100, Golightly said. “It’s a win-win [situation],” she said. “This is one of our best [and] biggest fundraisers.” Entry is free and all books are for monetary donations, Golightly said. The book sale raises awareness that many people cannot read, Golightly said. “Our youth in today’s society has come to undervalue literacy and it has shown in all levels of education,” said senior Clayton Sharum, a volunteer. Golightly said the community needs to stay on top of the curve. “That will be the only way we’ll survive and thrive,” she said. Golightly said the biggest determining factor in a child’s success in school is the parents’ reading levels.

“For that reason, we are breaking that inner-generational low literacy,” she said. Golightly said ALC, which is a non-profit organization based on volunteers and community, helps the 13 counties surrounding Tom Green County to address their educational needs. People from ages 17 to 90 ask ALC for a variety of services that include applying for a job online, learning how to read or do math, and succeeding in SATs to get into college, Golightly said. “The bottom line is that we are helping…lifetime learners to advance and maybe meet their own personal needs and educational goals,” she said. Around 30 ASU students have helped set up the book sale, she said. “College students are readers,” Golightly said. “They appreciate that they have been able to succeed and go to college, so many of them want to help others.” She said ALC raised about $7,500 from last year’s book

Photo by Dana Choi

The Adult Literacy Council’s book sale offers thousands of books donated by the community, available Oct. 20 to 25 for donations.

sale. “Money is important to keep our doors open and to keep a roof over our heads...but we really are promoting an educated community and citizens,” Golightly said.

“Best Little Book Sale in Texas” Henry’s Steakhouse 2715 Sherwood Way

Thursday (preview night) 5 p.m. -- 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. -- 6 p.m. Sunday

1 p.m. -- 6 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m.

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Proceeds go to ALC, a non-profit organization that promotes education and literacy.

Institute, student organizations, work together to raise awareness Continued from Page 1 All funds raised will go towards breast cancer research and treatment in the Concho Valley, Samsel said. Samsel and Ramon said seven or eight student organizations participated in Zumbathon, including Student Government Association, Pi Kappa Alpha, and the Association of Mexican American Students. “We really wanted to break the world record, but the Laura Bush Institute is tied to ASU

and we wanted the community and students to be aware of that,” Samsel said. “We wanted to raise more awareness for breast cancer as we serve the Concho Valley.” According to ASU’s Website, the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health is affiliated with the ASU College of Nursing and Allied Health. They are dedicated to growing women’s health research and improve upon education and community outreach towards women and their families.

Photo Courtesy of Valeria Perchina

Various student organizations participated in the attempt to break the world record, raise breast cancer awareness, and help fund breast cancer research.


FEATURES - 2011 Homecoming

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“I couldn’t have done it without AMAS,” sophomore Amy Hernandez said. “Even if the event wasn’t homecoming they would have been super supportive of me. We are like a family.”

Photo Courtesy of Raoul Kabona

African Student Association performed in unity at the step preliminary Oct. 13. It was enough to make the Top 5 Finals list and to take first place overall. Senior Micheal Connor (front) said the team met Monday through Friday, from 9 - 11 p.m. He said their weakness was time conflicts with the team’s schedule. This is Connor’s first year stepping with ASA. He said he and his cousin, freshman Chevis Flanigan (far right). had already came with the step and the team added to what was given. “Our strength was that everyone could catch on to the steps quickly.” Connor said. “It felt pretty good to have done something so long and have it be an accomplishment, winning us first place.”

1 A Bongo Ball participant ducks for cover during the tournament on Oct. 11. 2 Students wait in line for ice cream served Oct. 12 in the UC. 3 Think Fast game show contestants dance to win points for their team, Oct. 12. 4 The football team rides through the parade before facing Midwestern State, Oct. 15.

Humberto Sanchez and Amy Hernandez

Justin Pribyla and Mackenzie Holik

Overall Winners Brisket Cookoff: Lambda Chi Alpha Washer Tournament: ASU Sports Medicine Club Bongo Ball: AFROTC Think Fast Game Show: HERO Run-through sign Contest: Tri-Beta Step Finals: 3rd - Sigma Kappa 2nd - AMAS 1st - ASA Parade overall: Sigma Kappa Parade Most Spirited: Sigma Kappa Parade Most Animated: Society for Physics Students Parade Best Use of Theme: Sigma Kappa and Lambda Chi Alpha Spirit Stick: Pi Kappa Alpha

Hector Romo and Luz Castillo Photos by Mariah Powell

Adam King and Ashley Hampton

Jerry Shimek and Darcy Musick

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Make every day World Food Day Straight from the Staff Editorial

World Food Day has already passed (Oct. 16), but is there ever a wrong or right time to address world hunger? World hunger is huge; maybe that is why it intimidates many of us into thinking we can’t do anything about it. People go on mission trips and send things overseas, but it is hard to know the difference these things make when we can’t see the results upfront. It can also seem like a waste of time to get involved for some, especially college students, many of whom lead hectic lives and barely have enough money to get by themselves. In all actuality, while we can’t help everyone, we can help someone. There is so much we can do. We can write to our own govern-

ment, expressing our concern for those in need of food. We can get involved in our own communities, volunteering at soup kitchens or other shelters that are committed to helping. We can also contribute financially to organizations devoted to ending world hunger. Initiatives like the Crop Hunger Walk are great ways to try to alleviate this global problem. The Center of International Studies will hold a food drive in November to recognize World Food Day. There are many hassle-free ways to help, and if more people pitched in, we, the fortunate, can lend potentially life-saving assistance to those who can’t afford or otherwise obtain their own food. We believe that if everyone gave what they could, whether it

be time or money, we could truly make an impact by considering others before ourselves sometimes. Have you ever gone hungry for a month? A week? A few days? According to World Hunger Education Service, 2010 had a total of 924 million hungry people. According to Bread for the World, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related illnesses daily. Yes, we all need to face and resolve our own problems and hardships--but if you could make a tremendous change in just one person’s life, wouldn’t you do what you could to help? Let’s not recognize world hunger one day a year, but make every day World Food Day, and always remember those who struggle to survive with the bare minimum.

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4. “Video Games” Lana Del Ray

2. “Back Against the Wall” Cage the Elephant “Tonight I’ll have a look and try to find my face again” says lead singer Matthew Shultz as these heavy indie rockers slam every instrument they have. Uncontrolled without and supervision, Cage the Elephant finally create a band with passion and a love for their roots. Like the Pixies and Nirvana before them, Cage has figured out the formula of quiet verses and noisy choruses.

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“I would want to grade papers becasue I want to be a teacher.”

1. “Made of Stone” Evanescence Picture some post apocalyptic world with flames falling from the black sky as Amy Lee’s vocals hit you like a concrete block. The guitars pound with the alternative metal feel as a piano sneaks along the song. Made of Stone is an epic track that reminds us of how powerful Evanescence can be and Amy isn’t playing games.

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5. “Narcissistic Cannibal” Korn feat. Skrillex and Kill The Noise

3. “Coma” Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers With over 11 minutes of pure and perfected Jazz, these guys send the message of how great they can play. Art Blakey is commanding everything as he smashes cymbals like lightning crashes and rolls over the kit like thunder. He pounds the drums all night like he might not ever play again and the trumpet brings the attitude of what a wild night the Messengers truly had.

What’s on YOUR mind ?

With sexy vocals and looks to match, Lana Del Ray is eloquent with hardly any instrumentation. The piano and string instruments complement the track but it’s Lana that creates the magic. To hear an artist sing with pure talent and understand the words clearly is a blessing in today’s copy cat pop world.

Alternative metal pioneers have stepped up their game hardcore with the dubstep sound and are proving to be quiet good at it. With a heavy balance of metal and just the right amount of dubstep, it sounds like the soundtrack to a metal Pac-Man game. Jonathan Davis still has the aggression on vocals and the dubstep breakdown leaves us thirsty for more.

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Rams start fresh after fourth loss

Standings Football School

Conf.

Overall

Midwestern State Abilene Christian West Texas A&M TAMU-Kingsville Tarleton State Incarnate Word Eastern N.M. Angelo State TAMU-Commerce

5-0 4-0 4-1 2-2 2-3 2-3 1-3 0-4 0-4

6-0 5-1 4-2 4-3 2-5 2-5 2-5 3-4 0-6

Photo by Mark McDaniel Junior quarterback Michael Cochran hands the ball to redshirt freshman running back Blake Smith (20) during the Rams’ 68-20 Homecoming loss, Saturday, against Midwestern State. Smith helped the Rams rush for 236 yards in the game.

Rams: Still winless in conference play

Jason Helms Sports Editor

Soccer School

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Abilene Christian Midwestern State TAMU-Commerce Eastern N.M. Angelo State West Texas A&M Incarnate Word Texas Women’s

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West Texas A&M Angelo State Texas Women’s Abilene Christian Tarleton State Incarnate Word Midwestern State Cameron TAMU-Kingsville TAMU-Commerce Eastern N.M.

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22-2 23-2 10-12 13-11 13-11 10-12 13-9 11-10 12-10 8-12 5-18

The Rams dropped their fourth consecutive conference competition Saturday after their Homecoming matchup against No. 15-ranked Midwestern State. Head coach Will Wagner said the Mustangs (6-0, 5-0 LSC) were simply more physical than his team, allowing them to outscore the Rams 68-20. “The most disappointing thing about it was we went out there and got hit in the face and didn’t respond to it,” Wagner said. The Rams (3-4, 0-4 LSC) also allowed 704 yards of total offense in the game, the second most in any Division II competition this season. On offense, the Rams were held to under 100 yards passing for the first time of the season as senior quarterback Jake Strickler was 11-17

Senior outfielder Matt Rechkemmer attempts a bunt during the Rams’ intrasquad Fall World World Series last week. Rechkemmer’s team, the Dirtbags, beat the Lawligaggers 3 games to 2 in the series after their 3-2 win, Saturday, Oct. 15 at Foster Field.

with an interception and a touchdown. Sophomore receiver Joey Knight caught Strickler’s lone touchdown pass to bring his team-leading touchdown reception total to four. The Rams managed to gain 236 yards rushing, their second time to gain over 200 yards this season, with the first coming from the first game of the season. Senior running back Tristan Carter led the effort on the ground with 105 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. “I was definitely pleased with how we ran the ball,” Wagner said. “Unfortunately, we got into a situation where we had to start throwing it more, but looking back, Tristan [Carter] did a great job running. For the second time in a row, redshirt freshman linebacker Rush Seaver led the Rams’ defense with five tackles. However, Seaver said the defense, himself included, did not play up to their potential against the Mustangs.

“We had too many missed tackles, too many missed assignments and not hitting the right gaps,” Seaver said. “We didn’t play our game.” The loss caused the Rams to fall one spot above last place Texas A&M – Commerce in the Lone Star Conference standings as both teams have yet to win in LSC play this season. However, that will change Saturday as the two bottom teams take on each other Saturday at Commerce’s Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m. The Lions (0-6, 0-4 LSC) are coming off a 54-27 defeat to Tarleton State last Saturday and have been outscored 233-134 by their opponents this season. “More than anything, we’ve got to put the loss behind us and treat the rest of the games like a new season,” Wagner said. He said the Rams’ rally cry for the remainder of the season is “1-0” after they decided to forget about their previous games, including their three wins.

ASU Baseball Fall World Series

Thank God for the Texas Rangers!

Joshua Leal Contributor I wanted to talk about how bad of a quarterback Tony Romo is, or how silly of a coach Jason Garrett is, or even how horrible of an owner Jerry Jones is. However, I realized that any one of those topics could fill a book and I decided that, instead of focusing on the negatives that are currently coming out of Arlington, I would instead focus on the positive. That being said, the Texas Rangers are in the World Series! That’s right, the Texas Rangers have been able to make it back to the Fall Classic. Something that Jerry Jones and his failure of a team have been unable to

do for over 15 years, but something that the Texas Rangers have been able to do for two consecutive years. Last year, there were no expectations for the Rangers to make it as far as they did. They were the underdogs coming into the postseason having to battle their way through the playoffs in order to reach the 2010 World Series. Yet, even though they battled hard last year and made the trades to get in a position to reach the playoffs, the Texas Rangers went out with a whimper and not a bang in the World Series. They had come so close and achieved something that had never before been obtained by their ball club. The Rangers entered the World Series with high hopes, but lost in an embarrassing fashion. However, they have once again returned looking for redemption for last year. They have earned the right to be in the World Series again by dispatching the Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit

Tigers. Standing in their way are the St. Louis Cardinals, who have had their own Cinderella trip to the World Series this year, and have a huge amount of momentum behind them. They are looking to stop the Rangers on their quest for their first World Series victory. So, the Texas Rangers must battle one last time this year and it will not be an easy task. The Rangers will be facing the Cardinals at home, due to Prince Fielder’s blast in the All-Star Game and the ridiculous rule that allows the league that wins the All-Star Game to have home field advantage in the World Series. I sincerely hope that the Texas Rangers will succeed and be victorious as they are a shining light in Texas Professional Sports. With the Cowboys struggling and the NBA lockout having no end in sight, let us all look to the Rangers and support them on their quest to find redemption and bring a championship back to Texas.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Women pass test in rivalry

Photos by Pam Belcher (Above) Junior Alex Woolsey sends the ball over the net during the ‘Dig Pink’ match against Abilene Christian, Tuesday. (Below) The ‘Belles celebrate after scoring a point on the Widcats.

Bonter, Woolsey: Receive LSC weekly awards

Jason Helms Sports Editor The No. 17-ranked ‘Belles survived a five-set match Tuesday against conference rival Abilene Christian in the 2011 “Dig Pink” match. The two squads were mostly blowfor-blow in the match as they neither team won back-to-back sets. Head coach Chuck Waddington said he expected the rival teams to battle it out going into the match. “It doesn’t matter who’s good or not or if their ranked, it’s always going to be a good match,” Waddington said of the rivalry with the Wildcats (13-11, 7-5 LSC). Sophomore Kaelen Valdez led the charge for the ‘Belles (23-2, 12-1 LSC) with her season-high 20 kills while also recording 21 digs. Two other ‘Belles had double-digit kills to help the team total 68 kills as junior Chelsea Gibson and sophomore Maddie Huth slammed 17 and 11 kills, respectively. Gibson’s kill total brought her

within nine of the team’s leader senior Celeste Bonter, who collected 237 this season. Bonter was named LSC Offensive Player of the Week earlier that Tuesday for her efforts during the previous week as she recorded 29 kills and over 4 kills per set. Junior setter Alex Woolsey was also awarded by the conference by claiming LSC Setter of the Week for the fifth time this season. Woolsey got the award after posting 13.14 assists per set in the ‘Belles’ two victories the week prior, which includes a sweep over Tarleton State and a 3-1 match against Incarnate Word. In the ACU match, Woolsey recorded 46 assists to put her over the 1,000 assist mark with 1016 this season, the most in the conference. The win over the Wildcats was the ‘Belles’ 23rd victory of the season making them one of a handful of teams in the nation to surpass 20 wins. Huth said the ‘Belles’ success is mostly due to their team chemistry and ability to fight through adversity. “Whenever we’re on, we’re on,” Huth said. “So, we just need to stay

that way and finish games in three [sets].” One more win will set the record for most in a season by any team in the program’s history with the most currently standing also at 23 from the 2004 squad finished 23-9. Apart from the win, the ‘Belles helped raise over $1,800 for breast cancer research in the “Dig Pink” event, which came from fans’ donations, t-shirt sales, and the players’ pink jersey auction. The jersey’s alone brought in $1170 dollars as four of them auctioned for $100, which, apart from the win, was something that Waddington was happy to see. “The auction went really well, we sold a bunch of t-shirts and the fans were really active, passing around the [donation] bucket, so it was a really good night for that,” Waddington said. Huth said the “Dig Pink” match not only was for a good cause, but also brings out a lot of fans, which she said is always a good thing. The ‘Belles end their three game home-stand this Saturday when they face Texas A&M – Commerce (8-12, 3-9 LSC) in the Junell Center at 2 p.m.

‘Belles trying to recover after pair of losses Soccer: Three matches left

in season, only one at home

Jason Helms Sports Editor The Rambelles fell to fifth place in the LSC after a pair of 2-1 losses to the top two conference teams, Midwestern State and Abilene Christian. Despite taking early leads in both matches, the ‘Belles could not hang on to get a result over the weekend. “Although we’re disappointed about the losses, I thought we played really well together in both games,” Squires said. Head coach Travis McCorkle said he thought his team played good enough to get a result from the two matches, but a couple of mistakes costly mistakes kept them from it. “About 95 percent of what we

did was very good, but in soccer that doesn’t always mean you’ll win,” McCorkle said. In Friday’s match against Midwestern State, sophomore Maggie Schaffer netted the lone goal for the ‘Belles to bring her season total to six, two behind team-leading senior Brandie DeBacker. Schaffer’s goal was her second against the Mustangs this season, as she accounted for the squad’s winning goal in the two teams’ first meeting earlier in the season. In their match against the Wildcats, Sunday, freshman forward Katie Squires said the women were looking to upset the No. 2 ranked team. “They’re a good team and we just wanted to prove that we’re a good team too,” Squires said. The Rambelles got on the scoreboard first after what was initially thought to be an unassisted goal for

junior Lauren Carnes, but after further review was counted as an ACU own-goal. However, the ‘Belles hopes of an upset ended as the Wildcats leveled the score in the second half and win it in overtime. With only three games left in the regular season, the ‘Belles do not have much time to move up in the LSC standings, in which they currently sit in the middle of. “We just need to stay positive, do what we do best and play our own game,” Squires said of the ‘Belles’ remaining matches. The women go on the road for their next two matches to face West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico. “If we play with the same consistency and desire to win that we had in the last two games, I think that I will be happy with our future performances,” McCorkle said.

Week at a Glance Friday, Oct. 21 SOCCER @West Texas A&M* - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22 FOOTBALL @TAMU - Commerce* - 2 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL TAMU - Commerce* - 2 p.m

CROSS COUNTRY LSC Championship - Red Arroyo Park (San Angelo)

Sunday, Oct. 23 SOCCER @Eastern New Mexico* - 2 p.m.

GOLF @Oklahoma Intercollegiate for Women (Lawton, Okla.)

Monday, Oct. 24 GOLF @Oklahoma Intercollegiate for Women (Lawton, Okla.)

Tuesday, Oct 25 GOLF @Oklahoma Intercollegiate for Women (Lawton, Okla.)

Thursday, Oct. 27 VOLLEYBALL Photos by Mark McDaniel (Above) Freshman Katie Squires prepares to receive a pass during ‘Belles’ match against ACU, Sunday. (Right) Senior forward Brandie DeBacker heads the ball.

@Eastern New Mexico* - 7 p.m. *Denotes conference game

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