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Meet the UMass marching band Members practice for Macy’s Parade By PAtrick hoff Collegian Staff


Teams gather to hear the prerace rules before the Amazing Race competition begins.

19 teams compete “I think it’s a really great opportunity for all of the different parts of UMass to interact.” in 10 challenges By ShelBy AShline

Collegian Correspondent

Cheers of encouragement rang out from spectators as dozens of students and faculty of the University of Massachusetts ran frantically around the Durfee Garden, waving flashlights in search of a plastic cup. The pressure was on for each team of no more than three people to find the one cup that had their team’s number written on it. Only then could they receive their first clue and embark on the fifth biannual Amazing Race competition, which was held Friday evening. This semester’s Amazing Race, which is similar to a scavenger hunt, had 19 teams participating in 10 challenges across campus which would test them both mentally and

Oscar Collins, associate director of Academic Support at CMASS physically. Oscar Collins, associate director of Academic Support at the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, explained that the Amazing Race was originally planned in the fall of 2011 to create a fun activity that students would want to participate in. The event also allows students to work with the UMass Police Department, which is in charge of coming up with all of the challenges. Police officers as well as UMass staff members man each of the stations where competitors complete their challenges and receive their next clue. “For CMASS, our goal is really to work with a campus partner that students don’t

always have a positive experience with,” said Collins. “The other goal is really to have students see as many different parts of campus as possible, especially places they might not be aware of or have not frequently visited,” Collins added. Team check-in and registration began at Wilder Hall at 7:00 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the teams gathered outside of the building on Stockbridge Road to listen to UMPD Lieutenant Tom O’Donnell explain the rules of the race. O’Donnell began by saying that running was not allowed during the competition. Skateboards, bicycles and cars were also prohibited. However smartphones could be used to help competitors

solve riddles. Teams were expected to use crosswalks when crossing streets and were asked to be respectful of others. Sabotaging other teams’ success in any manner was forbidden as well. After each team had found the cup with their team’s number on it in the Durfee Garden, they received the first clue: a map of the counties in Massachusetts with question marks over Hampshire County, followed by a photograph of fruits and vegetables. The teams set off to Hampshire Dining Commons, where each group had to carve a pumpkin that they would carry throughout the remainder of the race. After two hours of traveling back and forth across campus and completing various challenges, the first teams began to return to see

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Close to 400 students gather in formation on the field, instruments in hand, awaiting instruction. The command is given, and the entire marching band raises their instruments simultaneously, preparing to play. The M i nu t e m a n Marching Band is one of the largest groups on campus, with 394 people broken up into about 12 different sections. Sizes of sections range from 16 people to the 60-person trumpet section. “At the end of the day, we all are a family and that’s something that’s really important,” said marching band spokesman Dan Carroll. “We come from all different backgrounds … But we all come together at the end of the day to take care of each other and we’re a family. That’s probably the thing that’s most important, how we make people feel in the organization as well as when we perform.” The Marching Band is preparing to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at the end of the month, but that won’t be the first time the Marching Band has been on the national stage. In 1981, 1985 and 2001, the Marching Band played at the presidential inauguration and they have performed five times in the Bands of America Grand National Championship Exhibition. Most recently they performed in Bands of America two years ago. The Marching Band also won the Sudler Trophy in 1998, something that Carroll thinks of as the

band’s biggest achievement in over 70 years. The Sudler Trophy is “basically a lifetime achievement award” given to the best bands in the country, according to Carroll. The band is mainly student run, with 35 students on the administrative staff and 50 students on the field staff, running drills and directing music. Another 50 students are involved in helping run the band in other ways, such as participating in fraternities that help to organize the band. In total, Carroll estimated that one-third of the band is involved in helping in one way or another. “At the end of the day, everyone has to put in their effort,” he said. There are only between eight and 10 professional staff members that are not students, one of which is the band director who is in charge of the entire operation. The current band director is Dr. Tim Anderson, who has been with the marching band since 2011 after the passing of former Director George Parks. Anderson came to UMass from Fresno State University where he was for five years. Anderson is assisted by Tom Hannum who has been with the band since 1981. He is “the top percussion instructor in the country,” said Carroll. “After Mr. Park passed away he’s been very much see

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UMass opens new Rausch Local businesses partake Mineral Gallery in Morrill in Amherst ‘Dessert Crawl’

Exhibit includes According to Williams, Rausch took great over 200 specimens pride in his collection, not just because of his By JAclyn BrySon Collegian Staff

Just like snowflakes, the Rausch Mineral Gallery at the University of Massachusetts is proving that no two rocks are alike. Located in Morrill Hall, the gallery, which formally opened on Saturday, Oct. 19, is home to over 200 minerals from the collection of former UMass chemistry professor, Marvin Rausch, who died in 2008, according to a press release. “These minerals are so unusual in that they are large and so eye catching that you can’t walk by without looking at them,” said Mike Williams, professor of geology at UMass. “The hope is that many people just walking down the halls

love for science, but because of its aesthetic appeal.

of Morrill will see the minerals, even if they are not going specifically to look at them, and be interested in them.” According to Sheila Seaman, another geology professor, the gallery was made possible by the many acquisitions made by Rausch, who had been collecting minerals since junior high school and later decided to donate some to the geology department where they would be on display at UMass. Following his death, many friends who had bought his minerals earlier came forward to donate the rest of his collection. “He had an incredible

mineral collection. One of the best mineral collections certainly in New England and probably one of the best on the east coast,” said Seaman. According to Williams, Rausch took great pride in his collection, not just because of his love for science, but because of its aesthetic appeal. When Williams went to visit Rausch in his home, he found that all the gems and minerals were out on display, organized by country, as opposed to chemistry or composition. “I think he was interested in them for their beauty and see

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Participants tried 20 various desserts

By VeronicA StrAcquAlurSi Collegian Correspondent

The sunny 65-degree fall weather was perfect for Saturday’s first annual outdoor community fundraiser, Amherst Mega Dessert Crawl, for Reader to Reader, Inc. Families and friends got the chance to try 20 different desserts for $20 at 20 different locations spread along downtown Amherst. “There are a lot of places I have yet to explore in the Valley, food-wise. This is a really good introduction for this,” said Nora O’Connor, a Mount Holyoke student who came to the Dessert Crawl on an empty stomach so she could try everything. O’Connor’s favorite

desserts were the chocolate mousse from Chez Albert and the blueberry cake given out by Henion Bakery. “So far it’s amazing. They have really great portable little portions, but they’re still very generous,” she said. At 12:30 p.m., when the fundraiser started, New Mexico residents Jeff Chen and Kyle Zlark and former Reader to Reader mentees stopped to sit on a bench and taste their third dessert, cider doughnuts from Glazed Donut Shop. “The desserts are all good. We’re pretty excited for the rest of them,” said Chen, who was visiting Amherst during his fall break. Gabriel Tellez and Chris Herrick, UMass Amherst seniors, also stopped by Glazed Donut

to get their hands on some cider donuts. “I am a huge dessert person. It’s pretty exciting so far,” Tellez said. One of their favorite desserts from the Mega Dessert Crawl was the tres leches cake, a Mexican dessert, from La Veracruzana. “It was really good. It was like a surprise. I wasn’t expecting it,” Herrick said. The 20 Amherst restaurants that participated included Froyoworld, Bart’s Homemade Café, The Pub and Paradise of India. The Loose Goose Café, another participating business, handed out Sugar Jones Cookies in different flavors. “I think it’s great for the community, for all of us to be a part of it,” said Larry see

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MINERALS interested in the places in the world they came from,” Williams said. “He was clearly proud of the minerals.” For Williams and Seaman, the gallery of minerals stands as a reminder of our earth and where we come from. “These all grew in nature, in exactly the same form they are now,” she

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said. “The minerals are sort of fingerprints of the geologic situation where they grew.” Some of the more intriguing, naturally produced specimens include clear, green beryl emeralds and a purple fluorite crystal, which if rearranged into a cube, would be about 20cm long on each side. “These minerals that are

Israel unmoved by US surveillance J E RU S A L E M — W h i l e reports of the extent of the NSA’s eavesdropping on world leaders and millions of allied citizens caused fierce indignation worldwide last month, Israel mostly shrugged. The U.S. also listens in on Israel, former Mossad chief Danny Yatom recently told Israeli media, and columnist Amir Oren wrote that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a “U.S. intelligence target since the 1980s.” Some Israeli observers saw the indignation as naive. According to excerpts from an interview with Israeli Channel 10, Wendy Sherman, under secretary for Political Affairs, avoided directly answering the question whether the U.S. was “spying on Israeli political figures.” Welcoming reliance on Israel’s “vaunted capabilities in terms of intelligence,” Sherman said, “we will have to talk about these things together” to ensure partnerships and relationships are respected. A detailed report in the New York Times revealed the National Security Agency also tracked “high priority Israeli military targets,” including Israel’s Sparrow missile system, a recent testing of which touched frayed nerves in the region in September. This report met with a mellow shrug, too. “This doesn’t surprise me,” energy minister Silvan Shalom told local media Sunday. Shalom, a former foreign minister, said that upon taking public office, he was advised to assume “the whole world was listening” and that his phone was monitored constantly. “This was the basic working assumption,” Shalom said. “Everyone listens to everyone else all the time,” Dov Weissglass, an adviser to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, told Israel Radio. Anyone in relevant circles knows that “sensitive issues are not to be communicated by electronic means,” he said. In the past, the U.S. has kept tabs on Israeli officials on its home turf, too. In 2010, an Israeli linguist named Shamai Leibowitz who worked for the FBI translating wiretapped conversations among Israeli diplomats in the U.S. was sent to prison after pleading guilty to leaking classified transcripts to a blogger. The leaked NSA documents show its tight relations with Israeli counterparts to be a two-way street. While the Israelis are “extraordinarily good SIG-INT (the interception of communications - signals intelligence) partners ... they target us to learn our positions on Middle East problems,” an NSA official said, adding that Israel’s intelligence services were ranked “third most aggressive against the U.S.” But if Israel appears to accept most rules of intelligence relations, it was thoroughly enraged by a U.S. leak that Israel attacked Syrian weapons systems last week. -MCT


The Rausch exhibit displays over 200 different minerals.


in these cases are anomalies,” said Seaman. “You know you don’t go out and find minerals like these. These are the real treasures of the mineral world.” But despite the beauty and rarity of some of these specimens, Williams adds that what people should really take notice of are some of the more common forms of minerals on display. “Everyone has heard of quartz, but when you see them with these big beautiful crystals, it’s hard to believe they actually are quartz,” Williams said. “These are common things in a very special form that are just interesting to look at.” And there will be more treasures added to the gallery soon. According to Seaman, two more cases of minerals will be added to the exhibit, at least one of which will be devoted to Rausch’s collection of florescent minerals


Many of the minerals show off bright and vibrant colors. which absorb light radiation and then readmit it, so that when the lights are turned off and ultraviolet radiation is shone on them, they show off bright, neon colors. With the mineral gallery easily accessible and so eye catching to students, Williams and Seaman hope that having this collection will attract students and

encourage them to broaden their horizons. “We’re hoping that they will maybe interest more people in studying science or taking a course or two in science,” Williams said. “My hope is that it ultimately gets people interested in the natural world.” Jaclyn Bryson can be reached at

Survey suggests drop in prostitution

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Fewer pay or have been paid for sex By Emily AlpErt rEyEs Los Angeles Times


A team uses their smartphones to help solve riddles during the Amazing Race competition. Wilder Hall. At 10:45 p.m. said. the official winners were All of the teams seemed announced. to have different opinions The winning team had regarding which physical named themselves “Pink and mental challenges were Fluffy Unicorns.” In second the most difficult, though the place were “The Spookys” majority agreed that they and “Team IDX” came in would want to compete again third. next semester. Members of the winning “The letter scramble at team received $50 gift cer- the library took us a long tificates to local businesses, time,” said Chow. Freshman second place team members teammate Weiixen Fam received $40 gift certificates found sprinting at the and third place team mem- Mullins Center to be the bers received $25 gift certifi- most physically demanding cates. challenge. All competitors also got In the future, Collins said to enjoy pizza and wings he would love to see more together upon returning to participants. Wilder Hall. “I think it would be fun After coming in first place, to have more staff teams,” “Pink Fluffy Unicorns” Collins continued. “The staff freshman team member members who have come out Justin Chow said he felt both in the past…they’re coming “exhausted” and “ecstatic.” out just to connect with stu“I feel proud of my team. dents [and] you get to see It’s such a team effort,” O C The O B E R them 4 , 2 0 1 in 3 – Ja A Ndifferent U A RY 5 , 2 sense.” 014

The only faculty team that competed this semester named themselves “Cool Chicks Play Hard” or “CCPH,” which also stands for the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, where the team members all work. “CCPH” team member Linda Scott called the Amazing Race “a wonderful event for stress management.” “I think it’s a really great opportunity for all of the different parts of UMass to interact,” Scott said. “We tell [students that there are] a lot of great things to do on campus, and we have to go out and show them that it’s true.” Shelby Ashline can be reached at

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Fewer American men say they have ever paid for sex or been paid for it - than a few decades ago, according to a nationally representative survey. But scholars and activists are divided over whether men are really turning away from prostitution, or just becoming less likely to admit to it. In a string of surveys between 1991 and 1996, nearly 17 percent of men said they had ever paid for or received payment for sex. That fell to 13.2 percent between 2006 and 2012. Last year, that number hit the lowest point since the question was first asked - 9.1 percent - though statisticians caution that the unusually small number could be a fluke. The survey drew no distinction between buying and

find other people who want to have sex without charge, said Michael Reece of the Indiana University School of Public Health. Reece said young adults who grew up “in the shadow of HIV” also might be more uneasy about prostitution. He pointed to the fact that condom use is higher among people in their teens and 20s than it is among older adults. The dropping survey numbers might also be tied to the fact that modern men are less likely to have served in the military. Men who served are more than twice as likely to have ever bought or sold sex, the surveys show. Buying or selling sex has also fallen somewhat among military men and veterans; several researchers suggested men might have found it easier to pay for sex in Vietnam or Western Europe than in newer battlegrounds such as Iraq.

The dropping survey numbers might also be tied to the fact that modern men are less likely to have served in the military. Men who served are more than twice as likely to have ever bought or sold sex, the surveys show. selling sex, but men are widely assumed to be customers far more often than they are sellers. The numbers seem to be shifting with the generations: Older men are much more likely to say they have bought or sold sex at some point in their lives. Younger men, in turn, have been less likely to report doing so than men of the same ages a few decades ago. The numbers come from the General Social Survey, a project of the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago meant to track changes in American society. The survey, funded principally by the National Science Foundation, has questioned more than 57,000 Americans since 1972. Nearly 11,000 men have answered the question about paying or being paid for sex since it was first asked in 1991. Experts say there are trends that could be turning more men away from prostitution, including new technology and looser sexual mores. The Internet - through websites such as Adult FriendFinder and smartphone apps such as Blendr - has made it much easier to

Other experts are skeptical that men are actually changing their habits. The dropping numbers defy widespread concern that the Internet has made it easier to link prostitutes and clients. A recent Arizona State University study based on responses to online ads estimated that about 1 out of 20 men in a scattering of cities were seeking to buy sex online. “I have never read anything that suggests a decline in men buying sex,” said Melissa Farley, executive director of Prostitution Research and Education, a nonprofit that aims to abolish prostitution. She was especially dubious because the survey did not distinguish between those who buy sex and those who sell it. So who is still buying sex? In interviews with more than 100 men who bought sex, Prostitution Research and Education found 26 percent of customers said they were fulfilling immediate sexual urges, but 19 percent sought “variety” and 12 percent were looking for convenience or lack of commitment. The rest gave other reasons.




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A family tries cookies from Bertucci’s, the first stop on the Dessert Crawl.


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Severance, the owner of Loose Goose Café. “We couldn’t have asked for a better day either.” Loose Goose Café was also one of the spots you could buy tickets leading up to the event along with the UMass Campus Center, Amherst College and Hampshire College. The day of the event, people bought their tickets at Kendrick Park and were given a map with all the participating businesses highlighted. Phi Sigma Pi approached the Amherst

Business Improvement District (BID), who sponsored the event along with Steve Lewis Subaru, with the idea to do the Mega Dessert Crawl as a fundraiser. “It took a long time to plan so it’s exciting it’s finally happening,” said Michelle Vibberts, a volunteer for the event and member of Phi Sigma Pi. Kelsie Krafton, another volunteer and member of Phi Sigma Pi, said the co-ed national fraternity sold over 100 ticket booklets themselves.

“We plan to do it again next year. We hope it will be an annual fundraiser for Reader to Reader and a great way to get the students to know a lot of the restaurants downtown,” said David Mazor, the executive director of Reader to Reader and marketing director of Amherst BID. 75 percent of proceeds go to Reader and Reader, Inc., an Amherst-founded organization devoted to expanding literacy. Mazor said this is the first time the organization has col-

laborated with a UMass fraternity. The remaining 25 percent goes to the participating Amherst businesses. According to Mazor, 220 booklets were sold, but more than 220 people participated because several split the booklet tickets. “It’s a fun mid-afternoon event. Just walk around and eat until you can’t eat anymore,” Mazor said. Veronica Stracqualurs can be reached at

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the soul of the organization and when he talks, people listen,” said Carroll. “When he says something, you

people … and so as long as people are inspired by what he did, he will always live on. Not in the name on the

“We come from all different backgrounds … But we all come together at the end of the day to take care of each other and we’re a family. ” Dan Carroll, Marching Band spokesman know you’re either about to hear the wisest thing you’ve ever heard, the most helpful thing you’ve ever heard, or the most informational, fun thing you’ve ever heard. People listen.” Despite having left the organization in 2011, Parks is still very much a part of everything the band does. “We have three Es: energy, enthusiasm and excellence and that’s really what he did,” said Carroll. “And through everything that he’s done, through everything that he’s taught, he’s really instilled it in the

building. That’s great, but he’s not just going to be a picture on the wall. He’s a part of everyone that’s been in this organization. It’s not something that will go away anytime soon. That will be with us for a long time to come.” Parks arrived at UMass in 1977 right after getting his masters from Northwestern University, replacing Dr. John Jenkins as director. It was the first job that he had out of college and he had it until the day he died. Upon arriving, Parks

changed the way that the Marching Band functioned, making it less militarized. “It didn’t go well at first but after a couple of years he really won people over,” Carroll said. He added, “He brought an aspect of showmanship, he was a showman. He brought showmanship to all the things he did and really revitalized the art of marching band.” In addition to making over the Marching Band, he also advocated for a Marching Band building “for over a decade.” In 2009, Parks’ dream came true when ground was broken on the current George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building. Before the building was built, the Marching Band bounced around, from the Old Chapel to the University Apartments to the Arnold House. “More than anything, this was his baby, this is what he wanted more than anything, for the band to have a place,” Carroll said,

Supreme court to hear official case on prayers Effects rift between church and state By DaviD G. SavaGe Tribune Washington Bureau WA S H I N G T O N — When Susan Galloway, who is Jewish, and Linda Stephens, an atheist, complained about the Christian prayers at town board meetings in Greece, N.Y., “we were told we can leave the room or just not listen,” Galloway said. “We felt like outcasts,” Galloway said. “We are not Christians, but we wanted to be at the meetings. When the minister was at the podium, it felt like a pulpit.” On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a lower court decision in their favor in a case that could lead to a significant shift in law separating church and state and free city councils to open their meetings with explicitly Christian prayers. In the past, the court has upheld traditional opening invocations that call for God’s blessing. “To invoke divine guidance on a public body entrusted with making laws is not an ‘establishment’ of religion,” Chief Justice Warren Burger said in a 1983 decision upholding the invocations before the Nebraska Legislature. The justices could hardly rule otherwise, since their public meetings begin with a marshal proclaiming: “God save the United States and this honorable court.” But it has been much disputed across the country whether town councils or county boards can regularly invite Christian ministers to open their public meetings with a prayer to

Jesus Christ. In Greece, a suburb of Rochester, the board for more than seven years had begun its monthly meetings with a prayer led by one of the town’s Christian pastors. Sometimes, the dozen or so attendees were asked to stand and bow their heads. Galloway and Stephens filed a lawsuit backed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Last year, they won a ruling from the U.S. court of appeals based in Manhattan. The New York-based judges said a town crosses the line when the large majority of its gover nment-sponsored prayers favors one religion. “We conclude, on the record before us, that the town’s prayer practice must be viewed as an endorsement of a particular religious viewpoint,” wrote Judge Guido Calabresi. But when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Town of Greece vs. Galloway, several conservative groups urged the justices to make a farreaching change in the law. They said the court should pull back from the idea of church-state separation and throw out the “endorsement” test championed by now-retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She had said the government must be neutral toward religion and that officials violate the Constitution if their actions would appear to a “reasonable observer” as if they were endorsing a religion. Instead, the conservatives urged the court to rule that cities, counties and public schools may favor or promote religion, so long as no one is forced

to participate in a religious exercise. This would clear away the legal challenges to religious symbols at government buildings, such as the Ten Commandments or a Nativity scene during the Christmas season. It could also permit prayers and invocations at public school events. Notre Dame Law professor Gerard Bradley thinks justices may be ready to “reject or seriously modify the ‘endorsement’ test. There’s been a growing dissatisfaction with it on the court.” Since Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. replaced O’Connor in 2006, the court has had a majority of justices who support more accommodation for religion in public life, rather than strict separation. But they have yet to agree on a broad ruling that changes the law. Lawyers for the town said the court should adopt a hands-off approach and free cities and counties from second-guessing by judges. Courts have no business acting as “theological censors, deciding whether particular prayers are too religious or too ‘sectarian,’“ they said. The Obama administration’s lawyers largely agreed and filed a brief on the town’s side. Advocates for churchstate separation call this view alarming. They say this “anything-goes” approach would permit local officials - whether they are evangelical Christians in Alabama or devout Muslims in Dearborn, Mich. - to use local government meetings as a platform for delivering their own religious message.


The UMass Marching Band prepares to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. adding, “He planned everything, everything you see.” Carroll said that the Marching Band, and Parks, aimed to impress the audience with every show.

“This isn’t just ‘oh they’re perfect, their perfect lines,’” he said. “You bring that to the field but you also bring an aspect of ‘I’m going to sit here and be

entertained, I’m going to be wowed by everything they did by true show.” Patrick Hoff can be reached at


“As you are now so once were we.” - James Joyce

Monday November 4, 2013

The value of entrepreneurship Within the disciplines of economics, management, finance and law, the study of entrepreneurship has become increasingly popular

Makai McClintock and is quickly becoming one of the most rapidly growing sub-disciplines. Courses and concentrations in entrepreneurship have begun popping up in colleges and universities globally, especially

The Neoclassical approach … assumes all firms to be entrepreneurial, or at least the role of entrepreneurship to be negligible. This approach could not be further from the truth.

ating and dynamic aspect of markets that embodies the value of entrepreneurial agents; if we assume all firms to be able to do what any other firm does, then firms operate exclusively on their production-possibility frontiers. Since firms then always make optimal choices of input and output levels, this view eliminates the entrepreneur’s role. The Neoclassical approach to the theory of production and the firm highlights a key weakness of the modern general-equilibrium approach to economics. The approach strips firms of their individual abilities or inabilities to innovate by giving too little credit to the firms and individual agents that drive this innovation. As a result, this approach assumes that entrepreneurship is innately ingrained in the capitalist economy. This view assumes all firms to be entrepreneurial, or at least the role of entrepreneurship to be negligible. This approach could not be further from the truth. The simple accumulation of the factors of production necessary for the prosperity of the firm and resulting economic drive for technological advancement is, I argue, an insufficient condition to explain the phenomenon of entrepreneurship and its economic effects. The distinction lies between necessary and sufficient economic conditions for growth. The former term describes those inputs needed for production such as technology and material inputs. The later term encompasses the social and political influences of economic growth. Sufficient conditions for growth require human creativity and productive entrepreneurship. These factors serve to combine necessary inputs in profitable ways that create an institutional and economic environment conducive with promoting innovation and economic development. The entrepreneur and entrepreneurship should therefore take a central role in theories of development and firm behavior. The fact of entrepreneurship as a driving force of economic growth is not a temporary phenomenon but an important element of the economy. The continuing failure of economic theory to account for the role of entrepreneurship indicates that the underlying assumptions and principles of the field require re-evaluation. This new approach’s exploration of the relationship between entrepreneurship and growth holds the potential to provide a great deal of economic insight. It can create a foundation for social and political change conducive to fostering an innovationbased economy and reinvigorated economic growth.

Letters tothe edItor

To the editor: Today I slept in until 10 a.m. Days like this are when I think back to high school and how, at times, it could be an extremely unhealthy environment. Oftentimes I wonder how I was able to wake up so early and function productively five days a week. Reading “Effects of sleep deprivation on teenage brain” (10/22/13) by Elise Martorano took me back to a scarily sleepless four years of my life. Years ago I heard about school systems swapping the starting times. To keep things consistent and working on time with the bus system, the elementary schools would start first, then the middle school and finally the high school. I remember wondering if this was ever possible in my school system. Of course parents said no and created excuses about it interfering with the after school activities, such as clubs, sports, theater, etc. In order to create a more beneficial learning environment though, school officials need to the put the wellbeing of students before the students’ own busy schedules in order to drastically improve their lives.

in fields of study outside of business such as engineering, the liberal arts, science, education, social work and even the fine arts. This recent trend of increased interest in entrepreneurship highlights a fundamental flaw in modern economic theory. Despite the fact that entrepreneurs are economic agents that drive innovation and growth in an economy, modern economic theory maintains an ambivalent relationship with entrepreneurship. Although it is widely recognized that entrepreneurship is somehow important, there is little consensus about its place within economic theory. As a result, the vast majority of economic models fail to include the effects of entrepreneurship in their calculations whatsoever. Some of the most important and groundbreaking works in the limited economic literature on entrepreneurship — Schumpeter’s account of the role of innovation in the economy, Knight’s theory of profit and Kirzner’s analysis of entrepreneurial discovery and its subsequent economic implications — are viewed as interesting but irrelevant branches of theory rather than crucial aspects of economics as they should be. This same phenomenon exists in businesses and strategic management literature as well. Modern theories of firm strategy and organization recognize that entrepreneurship is important but neglect to factor the effects of entrepreneurs into the standard models. This neglect stems, I argue, from flaws in Neoclassical theories of production and firms. The approach to modeling market and firm behavior through general-equilibrium theory presents firms as passive agents, which renders the model of the firm as stylized and anony- Makai McClintock is a Collegian mous. This approach serves columnist and can be reached at to eliminate the differenti-

Scrolling through my Twitter feed throughout the day, I read breaking news stories of high school shootings, teens committing suicide and more negative news related to teenagers. Unbearable pressure or a tragic event may result in a young person’s emotional breakdown. What if we could eliminate some of their challenges and stressors with just an extra hour of sleep? Who knows, maybe then kids in high school will actually be nice to each other. Caroline Adler Amherst, MA October 30, 2013

To the students: I was embarrassed by the manner in which you “celebrated” after the Red Sox World Series clinching victory on Wednesday night. You have embarrassed yourselves, your families, the university and its alumni. I was a freshman in 1967 when the Red Sox impossible dream took place and we celebrated in a nonviolent, sensible manner. I hope you will learn from this sad display and show the public that you know how to celebrate the right way. Al Halpern ‘71 Goffstown, NH November 2, 2013 To the editor: Students promoting the Fossil Free divestment campaign appear to have not properly researched the reasons for, or implications of, their campaign. If they had done their homework, they would realize that: (i) today’s climate change is not out of bounds with the natural variability that geologists see in the past; (ii) the idea that dangerous climate change will happen because of emissions from human activities is merely an hypothesis, one that is looking increasingly improbable as science advances and (iii) if dangerous change was happening, then we should increase our use of hydrocarbon fuels, especially coal, the cheapest and most abundant source of power. In the event of climate problems, however caused, more electricity would be needed to handle greater demands for air conditioning and heating. More power would be required to irrigate lands, build dikes, strengthen public infrastructure and relocate populations living on flood plains or at risk from tornadoes and hurricanes.

To the editor: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. The article “Nev. shooting leaves 2 dead” discusses the recent school shooting in Nevada. After reading the article, I realized our society needs to immediately address these tragedies. The article ultimately fails to address and provide any viable solutions to end these relentless catastrophes. It seems like every week or so there’s another story about a school shooting. How many lives need be lost for the government to realize that this is a serious problem in our country today? Since 1980, nearly 300 school shooting-related deaths have occurred. To me, those are 300 too many. How is it that a middle school student could so easily obtain a gun and take a life? Parents should not fear sending their children to school and as a 19 year old college student, I should not fear for my life on campus. The government must immediately address these issues before even more lives are senselessly taken.

Yet the students promote wind and solar power, the least reliable and most expensive options available, instead of our most reliable and cheapest energy sources, hydrocarbon fuels. Moving away from our strongest power sources because of climate concerns is analogous to a ship captain ordering his crew into lifeboats when a severe storm is approaching. It would be harmful to abandon ship exactly when the protection of a sturdy vessel is most needed. Similarly, it is harmful to attempt to quickly move away from today’s dependable energy sources, no matter what the climate does. Tom Harris Ottawa, Ontario October 30, 2013 Tom Harris is the executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition, a group of climate change skeptics.

Garnette Goorahlal Amherst, MA October 31, 2013

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Lou Reed: The last rock and roll rebel passes on A retrospective on the iconic rockstar By Emily A. BrightmAn Collegian Staff

Last week saw the passing of Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed, 71, one of the most influential musicians of the last century. Throughout the span of his career, from record label songwriter to founding member of iconic rock band the Velvet Underground to multitalented solo performer, Reed left his avant-garde fingerprint on the history of rock and roll with his quintessential “tough guy” persona. His starkly emotional lyrics that stylistically probed the dark depths of human complexity have yet to be matched by any modern musician. Born in 1942, Reed is most widely known for his role as vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter for the ‘60s rock group the Velvet Underground, who were famously managed by American pop artist Andy Warhol. Though the band was initially a commercial failure, they have risen to cult status in the years since their implosion and are considered to be among the most influential groups of the era. Even though the Velvet Underground’s debut album only sold 30,000 copies, according to renowned producer Brian Eno, “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.” The 1972 release of Reed’s solo album “Transformer”

(produced by David Bowie) marked his largest commercial success, catapulting him into mainstream rock. Though he never reached the level of market success as musical contemporary Bob Dylan, Reed is often compared to Dylan in terms of cultural impact. The lengths to which Dylan and Reed respectively expanded the vocabulary and depth of lyrical intent in folk and rock heralded an unprecedented shift in modern music. Few (if any) artists emerging since have contributed even a modicum of Reed’s revolutionary talent to the genre. In a 1998 interview with NY Rock, Reed said, “My God is rock n’ roll. It’s an obscure power that can change your life. The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.” It’s this kind of existential relationship with music that surely contributed to the often understated genius of Reed’s musicianship. His work with the Velvet Underground, as well as much of his early solo material, is considered the prototype for indie and experimental rock. Introducing muddled guitar tones and heavy feedback on record, Reed’s music pioneered the avant-garde style that has come to be characteristic of many modern indie bands. Many of the punk and new wave bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s, particularly those surrounding iconic New York rock club CBGB, are indebted to Reed for paving the proverbial way for musicians

The late legend Lou Reed, known as the founding member of The Velvet Underground, performs at the Hop Farm Music Festival in 2011. whose sounds didn’t conform to the polished ideals of mainstream music and fell on the darker side of the lyrical fence. The likes of bands such as the Talking Heads, R.E.M., Nirvana and even Patti Smith have played covers of Reed songs throughout the course of their careers, indicative once again of just how widespread Reed’s musical influence truly was.


Reed also gave voice to the gay and transgender community in an unprecedented way. An out bisexual, Reed was an outspoken supporter of gay rights and publicly supported the continual struggle of the gay liberation movement in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. In those times, not too long ago, it was almost unheard of for a popular artist to be so vehemently in support of a cause widely considered to

be taboo, but Reed once again pioneered the idea that rock stars are not just the godlike projections of a fame-mongering society, but vehicles for actual social change. Following Reed’s death in late October, the social media world exploded in nostalgic tribute to the rock and roll pioneer. A slew of bands and musicians from Frank Black of the Pixies to legendary punk madman Iggy Pop, post-


ed on Twitter and Facebook about the sad loss of a proverbial godfather of modern rock. The extent of Reed’s influence is almost unimaginable, but given the wide scope of his impact on modern music, it is a fair assumption to say that his passing has undeniably shaken the founding roots of rock and roll. Emily A. Brightman can be reached at


Hugh Laurie plays the Mass. greets Tera Melos takes blues at the Calvin Theater Math–rock on the Pearl Street

Doctor House can cure the blues too By SArAh roBErtSon Collegian Staff

The perfect blend of music and comedy came to the Calvin Theater in Northampton last Sunday as Hugh Laurie and The Copper Bottom Band played a lively show to an equally entertaining audience. On a stage reminiscent of a 1950s living room strewn with vintage lamps and throw rugs, Laurie walked out with a shot of whiskey held high above his head. The audience cheered with approval as he approached the microphone, got on one knee and ceremoniously took the shot. The band then launched into a cover of the Dixie Cups’ famously catchy song “Iko Iko” to which Laurie sang, jumped and danced around stage. Soon after, as if the audience was not already engaged enough, Laurie prompted a sing-a-long to the song “Let the Good Times Roll.” He complimented the crowd on its collective singing, joking that it took an audience in Germany an hour to get to be able to hit the same notes. In between songs, Laurie’s experience both as an actor and a comedian was apparent. He seamlessly punctuated his 2 1/2 hour performance with jokes and endless praise for his band, to which he attributed most of the success of his 2013 tour. “I want to assure you,” he said in his opening remarks,

“That no matter how badly I f-ck up, all your musical needs will be satisfied by this magnificent band behind me.” The Copper Bottom Band is Laurie’s blues septet featuring vocalists Sister Jean McClain and Gaby Moreno, the multi-talented Vincent Henry and trombonist Elizabeth Lea. McClain and Moreno stood out in songs like “What Kind of Man Are You?,” “Kiss of Fire” and “Didn’t It Rain,” while Laurie showed off his skills on the piano. Laurie constantly praised his band members while poking fun at his own inexperience, even calling Henry’s accordion a “cappuccino machine” before playing one of his favorite songs, “Swanee River.” Laurie’s modesty, however, was not necessary as he soon proved himself to be just as talented of a musician as he is an actor and comedian. His stage personality was just as eccentric as his television character Dr. House, the only difference being the addition of his thick English accent. His combination of musical talent, impeccable timing, wit and passion for blues and jazz made Laurie the perfect front man for the Copper Bottom Band. Midway through the show the band seemed to slow down with songs like “Careless Love” and “I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free.” Then the band stopped entirely and a man came out on stage with a plate of shots for the band. Laurie handed out the shots to his band members and spoke throughout the intermission, casually making

jokes about their drinking. “Look at it this way; we’re going to drink for you,” he said as his passed around the plate of alcohol. “Because as we all agree, whiskey has mythical properties.” Afterwards Laurie stood up from his seat at the piano and took center stage for two of his favorite songs, “Mystery Train,” an Elvis Presley cover, and “You Don’t Know My Mind.” He introduced these songs and several others with brief history lessons about them and their origins, always giving credit to the original artists. Laurie then took on a more serious tone to express his sentiments on jazz and blues and what they mean to him. “Jazz music, blues, whatever you want to call it,” he said. “This music is America’s greatest gift to the world and it is an honor to be able to share it with you.” When the band resumed playing, they reinvigorated the room with a bouncing rendition of “Wild Honey” by The Beach Boys, and closed the show with “Green Green Rocky Road,” which they played twice. A standing ovation brought the band back out for a two-song encore in which they played “Go To the Mardi Gras” and “Changes.” Laurie will continue his tour playing shows in Florida and Georgia, eventually finishing up in New Orleans. He has no plans for any new music just yet, but will be continuing his acting and writing in the months to come. Sarah Robertson can be reached at

By JAckSon mAxwEll Collegian Staff

Last Tuesday night, the Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton was the site of the first Massachusetts stop on Tera Melos’ month-long American tour. Sharing the bill with Tera Melos were Fang Island and noise-pop duo Zorch. All three bands made for a loud, fun night of music showcasing numerous genres. Zorch, a group hailing from Austin, Texas, began the proceedings. The duo is composed of keyboardist Zac Traeger and a drummer/vocalist known as Shmu. When Zorch launched into their first song at 8 p.m., the audience was composed of a grand total of 11 people. Regardless of the light turnout at first, Zorch gave those few audience members quite the show. Playing a psychedelic, noisy, heavily layered and intricate take on pop, the band’s performance was an experience in sensory overload. Intoning in an often wordless harmony or melody, Shmu’s vocals were quite reminiscent of Animal Collective. Throughout their 45-minute set, the band was augmented by an increasingly complex, tailor-made animation projection. This made the band not only sonically overwhelming, but added a disconcerting visual aspect to their performance. By the time the band had finished, the audience had grown to include about 50 people, almost all of whom seemed to be quite impressed. Despite only being third on the night’s bill, Zorch set the bar incredibly high. The next performers were Fang Island, a Brooklyn-based

quartet who are Sargent House label-mates with Tera Melos. Playing plenty of power chords and indulging in frequent shredding, the band played a fist-pumping breed of rock music. Despite the crowd never topping 65 to 70 people, Fang Island drew a rowdy, enthusiastic reception when they launched into favorites such as “Sisterly” and “Seek It Out;” both from their most recent album “Major.” The band seemed to be enjoying themselves, going so far as to launch into an impromptu Metallica cover when their lead guitarist broke a string, giving the crowd the perfect excuse to form a brief mosh pit. Despite (or possibly due to) the band’s party-ready, lighthearted rocking attitude, they seemed just a little bit out of place coming after the ultra-serious, multi-layered experimentation of Zorch. Fang Island’s songs seemed to be reaching for far greater heights than they actually reached. The band probably would have been better served on a bill with bands more like themselves; because on Tuesday night, despite even their more positive qualities, they sounded out of place. Not taking terribly long to set up, Tera Melos took the stage at 9:50 p.m. Opening with a spirited version “Weird Circles,” the first track on their most recent album, “X’ed Out,” the band quickly set the template for their set. With beautiful harmonies, a lovely melody and a loud, noisy attack in the choruses, Tera Melos immediately showed their diverse colors to the Pearl Street crowd. Although the set leaned heavily towards material from “X’ed Out,” released this April, the band did dip into

a few selections from their back catalog. From their 2010 album, “Patagonian Rats,” the band played a spirited, catchy version of “Frozen Zoo” that delighted the small crowd to no end. The band also performed an epic version of “Patagonian Rats” track “Trident Trail” that gracefully moved its way through section after section over the course of nearly 10 minutes. The band even dipped into an instrumental off of their 2005 untitled debut album, further delighting some of the more hardcore fans in the audience. The diversity of “X’ed Out” was on full display throughout the band’s set. “Bite” alternated between a doom-harboring march in its verses to a gorgeous and ethereal chorus. “Slimed” was a deafening, stoner-metal-esque number that demonstrated the band’s hard rock chops. Just when the band’s energy seemingly started to wane a little, the poppy, catchy “Sunburn” brought it right back again in full force before it could disappear. The band said very little to the audience, but at one point guitarist and lead singer Nick Reinhart remarked that it was the band’s first time in Northampton, and said, “to have this many people show up is great, and for everyone to be actually into it is just amazing.” Throughout the sets of all three bands, the audience was always enthusiastic and polite, leading to a wonderful atmosphere. And although the three bands that played on Tuesday night were all quite different, they all combined for a truly great night of music at Pearl Street. Jackson Maxwell can be reached at


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highlight reel was his second on the day. The Huskies had the ball at the 25-yard line on second and 2. Lynch took the ball right up the gut and veered to his left where there was a seemingly wideopen lane. But UMass safety Joe Colton had a chance to bring down Lynch, which proved to be a tall task as he made him miss with his elusive legs. Lynch then ran it down the sideline and with a little help from a push from Justin Anderson, he leaped for the pylon and the score. The fourth rushing touchdown was also an impressive individual effort for Lynch, as he scrambled to his left, eluded a possible arm tackle by Brandon Potvin and then after a few more nifty moves, he snuck into the left end of the end zone. After this 11-yard touchdown with 10:21 left in the third quarter, Lynch’s day was done. On his other two rushing touchdowns, the UMass defense parted like the Red Sea, allowing Lynch a free stroll into the end zone for a 6-yard and a 19-yard strike in the first frame. The defense was especial-

ly absent around Lynch on his 19-yard score. He originally stepped back in the pocket and was looking to throw, unlike his first two touchdowns, which were designed runs. But there was no one open, so he took advantage of what the defense gave him. “Offensive line did a good job, they did a good job all day getting to the second and third level,” he said. “The pass route kind of broke down. Yeah, I just saw a hole up the middle and just kind of took advantage of it.” But the position next to Lynch’s name does say quarterback, and he proved that he is much more than just a running quarterback on Saturday. He showed off his arm strength on a 66-yard touchdown to Juwan Brescacin in the second quarter, which was his longest completion of the season. He now has thrown a touchdown in 22-straight games. “I go back there and I’m a quarterback first,” Lynch said. “I don’t look to run first. I’m a quarterback first.

COMEBACK at 3-3 and send into overtime. That’s when Delario took over and lifted the Minutewomen to the win. Tagliente praised her freshman midfielder for an excellent offensive display, especially with the conference tournament beginning this Friday “Her perfor mance today was really great,” Tagliente said. “Her control of the ball was really great, and her first goal was an outstanding shot. The goal in overtime was really clutch, so it’s a great confidence booster for her going into the A-10 tournament.” Tagliente said that the playing surface the Red Flash (8-8, 3-4) play on is different from what her team usually plays on, so it was a tough adjustment to make. “We don’t play on the type of surface that St. Francis has, so it definitely acted as an equalizer and made it difficult for us,” Tagliente said. “We just focused on

WOODLEY Woodley described as “knick-knack” injuries he sustained, it was a slow process to get quality playing time. As a freshman, he expectedly didn’t get much early-season playing time anyway, instead having to wait his turn behind more experienced backs Jordan Broadnax, Stacey Bedell and Jamal Wilson. But after Wilson suffered an undisclosed injury in last week’s game against Western Michig an, it was Woodley’s time. Broadnax and Bedell had been out for longer periods of time, and the Minutemen were forced to plug Woodley in “out of necessity,” Molnar said. He showed glimpses of his potential at the end of last week’s loss to the Broncos. With his team trailing by a touchdown in the closing minutes, Woodley ran the ball

I go back there and drop and I don’t try to force any balls. I try not to turn the ball over. I feel like if I’m gonna force something, I’d rather just use my legs and find a hole.” Whether it’s been with his legs or with his arms, Lynch is having quite the season and has his team in line for a possible repeat to a BCS bowl after a trip to the Orange Bowl last year. That’s not to mention a possible individual trip to the Heisman Trophy presentation in December. And after trying to defend him all day, UMass coach Charley Molnar believes Lynch and his team should be in the “conversation” for both the Heisman and the BCS. “I would say this: Let’s play the rest of the games,” he said, “but he certainly should be in the conversation and that football team should be in the conversation.” Cameron McDonough can be reached at and followed on Twitter @Cam_McDonough.


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our counterattacks and getting more opportunities in the offensive third, and were thankfully able to get back into the game.” Like Tagliente, Delario mentioned the playing surface as something that had to be adjusted to, but believes her team made all the right adjustments to get back into the game. “The playing surface isn’t something we’ve played on all season, so making structural adjustments and going back to playing simple hockey and making every opportunity we had count,” Delario said.

UMass defeats Lock Haven The Minutewomen used four different goal scorers to defeat Lock Haven 4-2 on Friday afternoon in a tough conference battle in Pennsylvania. Sabia opened the scoring for UMass nine minutes, 52 seconds into the game after recording her 18th goal of


The UMass field hockey team clinched the top seed in the A-10 Tournament. the season on an unassisted play. Other goal scorers for the Minutewomen were seniors Alexa Sikalis, Hannah Prince and Molly MacDonnell. Sikais also recorded her team-leading 17th assist on the Prince goal. Two goals from the Lady Eagles (13-6, 3-3) to start the second half cut the deficit to 3-2, but MacDonnell’s goal with 1:16 left in the

nine times for 38 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown that brought the Minutemen to within one on their final drive. “I was trying to build off last week’s performance,” Woodley said Saturday. “I feel like if I can lead the team on that drive, why can’t I lead the team the whole game? And that’s basically what I was trying to do throughout the week, have a great week of practice, come out and execute against NIU.” Coming into this week, when he knew he’d be the No. 1 back, he knew he had to “grow up fast,” he said. And early and often, his number was called. He became more comfortable as the game wore on, going for runs of 25 yards, 22 yards and 24 yards, showing off not only his speed but his strength as well. “This is the kind of back that we need him to

game sealed the victory for UMass. The Minutewomen continued to get opportunities in the offensive third, recording 15 shots and 11 penalty corners. Goalkeeper Sam Carlino was credited with her 15th win of the season, making six saves in the game. Jason Kates can be reached at


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be, what he demonstrated today,” Molnar said. “Now, he averaged 4.3 (yards per carry), he had a couple yards in losses that took away from that yards per carry. I think over time, when he gets into our winter workout program and goes through a full summer with us, that 4.3 is going to be 5.3 next year and 6.3 the next year, I really believe that.” Woodley wasn’t looking as far into the future, but was mindful that this game is one he can build off of. “It’s a good start for me,” Woodley said. “I feel like I’m going to get better and better each game. I still have some improvement I need to work on, but I feel like I’m going to keep getting better and better.” Stephen Hewitt can be reached at and followed on Twitter @steve_hewitt.


Jordan Lynch rushed for three touchdowns in Northern Illinois’ 63-19 win over UMass.

The scoring drive – a methodical 9-play, 83-yard drive – seemed to give the Minutemen a dose of new life after quarterback Mike Wegzyn – starting for the injured A.J. Doyle – threw an interception deep in his own territory on the previous series that led to an easy NIU touchdown. But the Huskies immediately answered the Minutemen, as Lynch connected with wide receiver Juwan Brescacin for a 66-yard touchdown strike. It gave NIU a commanding 35-13 lead with 9:33 left in the half and deflated UMass, which couldn’t find a rhythm the rest of the way. Despite the result, Molnar was pleased with the progress of his team, which he said was “humiliated” in a 63-0 loss to the Huskies last season. “I feel like we’ve made some strides. I feel like we’ve closed some ground on them,” Molnar said. “We have a long way to go, but I believe this, that (NIU is) at their apex, they’re at their crescendo, and we’re working to get there. We’re not there yet, so we’ve made some ground and our best days are ahead of us.” The Minutemen will also feel good about their kicking game going forward

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of seven Maine power plays. Mastalerz was the best penalty killer for the Minutemen, but he was helped out by the aggressive play of skaters in front of him. “I think blocked shots were the main thing.” Mastalerz said. “There were a lot of times I was dropping and shots didn’t get through.” On the other side of the ice, the Minuteman capitalized on their 13th power play goal in just eight games. Gracel was moved down from his regular first line center position to the third line before the game and the change seemed to give him a spark. He filled up the stat sheet with three shots, an assist and three blocked shots. “It’s a little bit about depth and it’s a little bit about trying to jump start Branden.” Micheletto said. “I thought it shook out pretty well for us.”

For Maine, it was a disappointing result to a game that controlled much of the play. Black Bears goaltender Martin Ouellette played well, making 24 saves on 26 shots, and offensively the Black Bears generated a lot of pressure. However, they simply could not finish on their chances. “We played hard, really hard,” Maine coach Red Gendron said. “But, we have to get better at finishing off plays. That’s what cost us the game Saturday. We had our chances. We didn’t finish the chances. It’s pretty simple.” The Minutemen will play a home-and-home against New Hampshire next weekend, starting Friday at 7 p.m. at Whittemore Center. Ross Gienieczko can be reached at and followed on Twitter @RossCollegian.

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Da’Ron Brown carries the ball in Nothern Iliinois’ 63-19 win over UMass. after Saturday. A week after Blake Lucas missed a 22-yard field goal and then wasn’t given a chance to kick the potential gametying extra point in a 31-30 loss to Western Michigan, Brendon Levengood was given a chance to start and made the most of his opportunity. Levengood was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals – all of them from 40 yards or longer, including a careerhigh 46-yarder. It was the first time a UMass kicker has made four field goals in a game since George Papoutsidis did it on Sept.

1, 1984. “Man, oh man, did he step up today,” Molnar said of Levengood. “Once he made that first kick, you could see the confidence in his eye, confidence in the football team, and I feel really good today coming off the field today about our kicker.” UMass is off next week before it comes back to Gillette Stadium on Nov. 16 for its home finale against Akron. Stephen Hewitt can be reached at and followed on Twitter @steve_hewitt.



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Woodley shines in first start



Freshman tailback runs for 163 yards in loss

Heisman hopeful downs UM Jordan Lynch scores five touchdowns on UMass

By Stephen hewitt

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FOXBORO — A noticeable grin creeped on Lorenzo Woodley’s face when he was asked the question in his postgame press conference. Woodley, the Massachusetts football team’s much-hyped freshman running back, had just finished a career game. On a heavy workload of 38 carries, the 6-foot, 215-pound back amassed 163 yards and added a touchdown for good measure in his first career start Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The performance was special enough for any running back, let alone a freshman, but was there something about doing it against Northern Illinois, a team ranked No. 17 in the BCS standings, that made it even more special? “Yeah,” Woodley said, smiling ear-to-ear. “It was kind of good.” He digressed, speaking more like a proven veteran than some unconfident rookie. “I expected them to be a lot tougher as far as their defense,” he said. “But I thought I handled it pretty well.” It was the type of performance UMass coach Charley Molnar envisioned when Woodley made a lastsecond decision to commit to UMass back in February. Then a three-star rated recruit at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Woodley had not committed to a school with just days remaining before the National Signing Day deadline. After learning of Molnar’s interest, Woodley traveled north for an official visit to UMass. Days later, he faxed in his National Letter of Intent to officially become a Minuteman. On Saturday, Molnar saw the fruits of his labor pay off. “He really, really impressed me,” Molnar said. “He ran with power, he had good vision, sometimes he had great vision, showed some speed around the edge. He really was a complete running back from that standpoint carrying the ball.” After an offseason worth of what

FOXBORO — Jordan Lynch’s Saturday started with a 4-yard rush, but it would only get better. And better. And better. The No. 17 Northern Illinois (9-0, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) quarterback torched the Massachusetts (1-8, 1-4 MAC) football team’s run defense for three touchdowns and 88 yards on the ground, and that was only in the first quarter. So just how good of a first quarter is that? This was the first time a quarterback has rushed for three touchdowns in the first quarter since Jared Zabranski did it for Boise State against Idaho in 2004. And while Lynch didn’t have quite as good of a day on the ground last week –one rushing touchdown – this wasn’t something that was new for Huskies coach Rod Carey. “He had three touchdown in the quarter,” Carey said. “For him running for three a game, yeah I think last week he had something like that. I think I’ve seen it before. I think that’s a product of how he’s running the offense and how everyone’s blocking. I think one of his it was a called pass and he scrambled. So I think that goes into his decision making. “So, no, I’ve been pleased with that.” Lynch finished the day with over 100 yards through both the air and on the ground. He ran for 119 yards and four touchdowns while passing for 160 yards on 10-of-13 attempts and one touchdown in NIU’s 63-19 win at Gillette Stadium. Yes, that’s five total touchdowns and 279 total yards in only 34 minutes, 39 seconds of play. The Heisman Trophy candidate’s four rushing touchdowns are a career best, as Lynch has now compiled 12 touchdowns and 1,191 yards on the ground through nine games. That’s not to mention his 19 passing touchdowns on top of that, too. If Lynch makes it to New York for the Heisman presentation, one of the touchdowns that might be on his

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Northern Illinois ran for a total a 354 yards in its 63-19 rout of UMass football on Saturday.

UMass run down by No. 17 NIU By Stephen hewitt Collegian Staff

FOXBORO — At Fenway Park on Saturday, the home team partied like it never had before. Thirty miles south, at Gillette Stadium, the home team lost like it had many times before. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch scored t h r e e first-quarNIU 63 ter rushing touchUMass 19 downs and the 17thranked Huskies never looked back in a 63-19 thumping of the Massachusetts football team on Saturday afternoon in front of 10,061. The Huskies (9-0, 5-0 MidAmerican Conference) trailed just once as Lynch, considered by some to be a Heisman Trophy candidate, ran all over the UMass defense. He finished with 124 yards and four rushing touchdowns on 17 car-

“I feel like we’ve made strides. I feel like we’ve closed some ground on them.” UMass coach Charley Molnar ries and added 160 yards passing and a touchdown through the air for good measure as he continued to cement himself as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation. “He is (the best player we’ve played against this year),” UMass coach Charley Molnar said. “He makes it all go. There’s not been another player that the whole offense is so dependent on. … He really makes it go, because all your focus is on Jordan, it has to be. You could see him in one-onones, he killed us today.” Trailing 3-0 early, Lynch immediately went to work, scoring on a rush from 6 yards out to give his team a 7-3 lead with 8:03 to go in the first quarter. He scored again on his team’s next drive, bowling over UMass safety Joe Colton and scampering down the left sideline as he dove for the

pylon to give the Huskies a 14-6 lead. He wasn’t done, either, as he finished NIU’s next drive with a 19-yard burst up the middle to the end zone to give his team a 21-6 first-quarter advantage. With the score, he became the first quarterback to get three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter of a game since Boise State’s Jared Zabransky did it in 2004. The Minutemen (1-8, 1-4 MAC) didn’t have much to feel happy about Saturday, but one positive was the play of Lorenzo Woodley. The freshman running back earned his first career start and ran with it – literally – as he finished with 163 yards on 38 carries and a 1-yard touchdown that cut UMass’ deficit to 28-13 in the second quarter. see

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Minutemen earn first conference win UMass clinches Steve Mastalerz makes 38 saves By RoSS Gienieczko Collegian Staff

top A-10 seed

“I think blocked shots were the main thing.There were a lot of times I was dropping and shots didn’t get through.”

The Massachusetts hockey team scored two goals 17 seconds apart Steve Mastalerz in the second period and UMass goaltender got 38 saves from goaltender Steve Mastalerz in coach John Micheletto a 2-1 win over Maine on said. “He’s got his depth pretty much Saturday night at dead on, in Mullins Center. UMass 2 terms of where The Minutemen he needs to (3-4-1, 1-1-1 Hockey Maine 1 be. I’m happy East) were outshot for him. He 39-26 by the Black worked very Bears, who had the bulk of the pressure hard to get here.” After a first period that throughout the game, but Mastalerz bailed his team Maine (3-3-1, 0-1-1 Hockey dominated, the out to give UMass its first East) Hockey East win of the Minutemen came out firing in the second. Eight season. “He’s just very square to minutes, four seconds into the puck right now, which the period, Michael Pereira is an amazing skill to have drew a tripping penalty as a goaltender,” UMass and moments later put

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Ray Pigozzi celebrates his goal in UMass hockey’s win on Saturday. UMass on top with a power play goal that was assisted by Branden Gracel and Conor Sheary. Just 17 seconds later, Ray Pigozzi deflected a Colin Shea point shot past Maine goaltender Martin Ouellette to give the Minutemen a 2-0 lead. Devin Shore scored on a 5-on-3 to put Maine on the

board and cut the lead to 2-1 at 6:11 of the third period, but Mastalerz stood strong in the final minutes of the game, making a flurry of saves at the final buzzer to preserve the win. It was a night that UMass dominated on special teams. The penalty kill was key, stopping six see

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thing this team set out to do since day one, and they should be very proud of themselves,” UMass coach Carla Tagliente said. B y JaSon k ateS “Getting back at home on Collegian Staff our surface for the tournaThe No.12 Massachusetts ment is a huge advantage, field hockey team conclud- so it’s important that we ed its regular searecover physison with a come cally and conUMass 4 from behind victinue to push tory against St. forward.” SFC 3 Francis 4-3 in I z z i e overtime. Delario led the Wi t h the UMass 4 way with a pair win, the of goals, includMinutewomen LHU 2 ing the game(16-4, 7-0 Atlantic winner at the 10) finish undefeated record in A-10 play 79:35 mark during the extra for the 12th time in school period. history and now set their Trailing 3-1 with a little sights on a second consecu- under 25 minutes to go in tive A-10 title on Friday at the second half, Brooke Garber Field for the con- Sabia and Lindsay Bowman ference semifinals. each scored to tie the game “Going undefeated in conference play is some- see COMEBACK on page 7

Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Nov. 4, 2013  

Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Nov. 4, 2013 online print edition.

Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Nov. 4, 2013  

Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Nov. 4, 2013 online print edition.