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March 21, 2011


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March 21, 2011


Benny Blaylock

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Jagdish Singh

Blaylock, left, Meier, center, and Singh, right, will be present on ULM’s campus this week to participate in interviews.

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College of Pharmacy dean candidates chosen 3 finalists named, interviews scheduled by Anthony Drummer

The College of Pharmacy Dean’s Search Committee recently narrowed the list of candidates to three finalists after a national search began last fall. The committee is chaired by Ron Berry, dean of the College of Business Administration, and also includes pharmacy staff and students as well as a community member. All three candidates for the dean position will have on-site interviews starting March 22 and ending on March 29. Mitch Amedee, a pharmacy P4

from Vacherie, is specific about what things the new dean should accomplish. “I think the new dean needs to be able to amplify the already great and accomplished college that I have been privileged to attend,” said Amedee. “Also, I would like the new dean to be able to fix the water fountains.” Benny Blaylock has been Amedee serving as the pharmacy school’s interim dean since the passing of former dean, Greg Leader, last spring and is one of the three finalists. He has been at ULM for almost 20 years and has been actively in-

volved in the toxicology and pharmacy departments. His interview dates are scheduled for Mar. 24-25. Jagdish Singh, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at North Dakota State University is the second finalist chosen for interviews. Singh will be on campus Mar. 22-23 to interview with the board. Kathryn Meier, director/chair of the Program in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology in the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University also made the final cut. Meier will be visiting ULM Mar. 28-29 to interact with students and meet with the board for final questioning. After all of the applicants have been interviewed, a final decision

DID YOU KNOW? In 1999, the University formally changed its name to the University of Louisiana at Monroe as a part of the University of Louisiana System. In 2005, The School of Pharmacy opted for something other than a name change—It separated from the College of Health Sciences to form the College of Pharmacy. on the new dean will be made by the university. Clint Bell, a pharmacy P2 from Ruston, is pulling for one Bell candidate in particular. “Personally, I would prefer Dr. Blaylock’s interim tag to be re-

moved and have him named the official dean of the College of Pharmacy,” said Bell. “While I’m sure the other candidates are more than qualified for the position, Dr. Blaylock has been associated with ULM for a while now, and we know he backs our best interests.” contact Anthony Drummer at



March 21, 2011


Who’s to blame when a student makes an ‘F’? Teachers, students point fingers in argument about grades by Catherine Olson

With midterms just finished, misplaced complaints about exams are making their rounds coming from both students and faculty. Almost everyone has probably experienced that test that half the class fails. In those situations, some find it hard to believe that it

could be anything but the teacher’s fault. Jon Grace, a pre-nursing junior from Ruston, sometimes blames the teacher, along with some of his classmates. “Most of my core classes have over 150 students, and just the top 10 or 20 will make A’s. Most blame the teacher for not teaching,” Grace said. Another common scapegoat, though, is that one person who did make an A. Carly Smith, a medical labora-

tory science major from Bossier City, said, “I don’t think students blame it on the teacher; I think they just hate that one kid who made an A.” On the other hand, teachers who get back a class full of bad tests sometimes jump to disappointment in their students. Patricia Roshto, an accounting professor at ULM, tries to see both sides. “If there is a question on the exam that a very high percentage of students miss, I evaluate whether the exam question fairly

represents course material. However, to the extent a question fairly represents course material, students are held accountable,” she said. However, after talking with a professor, Grace changed his tune. “It’s probably a mixture of both, because there’s only a set amount of time to teach in depth material, but students don’t always go home and look it over either.” contact Catherine Olson at

Sociology professor leaves legacy behind Hale passes away after 35 years at ULM by Charles Strauss

Harry Hale made an impression on every student that stepped into his classroom. After 35 years as a professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the beloved Sociology professor passed away Sunday, March 13. Although he finished his Ph.D. as a Tennessee Volunteer, he eventually became a loyal Warhawk. His love for the university was shown through his actions and attitude. Anyone who has ever sat through a semester can attest that inside that retro sports coat was a little old man full of knowledge, patience and willingness to help. Rozanne Bower, a senior political science major, feels honored to have taken one of Hale’s classes. “I know he was devoted to his students, loved to teach and gen-

uinely cared that we learned,” said Bower. Hale loved what he taught and knew how students would benefit after college by understanding social science research. He always encouraged students to really absorb material rather

“Dr. Hale made an impact through his teaching inside the classroom and his mentorship outside.” Katie Sandford former student of Dr. Hale than memorize for a test. Even if a student didn’t do well, Hale was still equally friendly and helpful. He would often liven the classroom by making jokes about saving seats the following semester

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Students attempting to make a good grade on a test.


ULM’s Got Talent set for March 21 by Derek Dark

She drove in from Shreveport for his visitation last Wednesday, remarking that the drive was worth it because of her admiration for her former sponsor. “Dr. Hale made an impact through his teaching inside the classroom and his mentorship outside.”

The Campus Activities Board, CAB, is extending an invitation to students to come and enjoy ULM’s Got Talent. The talent has already been selected, with a preliminary tryout already out of the way. This year’s show will consist of nine singers, three dancers and a jump rope act. Nathan Hall, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Leadership, said this event is always exciting. “You just never know what people are going to do to try and win,” said Hall. This year’s competition level is high because the stakes are grand, with the winner of the competition receiving an Apple iPad. Hall also added that students should come so that they can see the talent students at ULM have. The show is set for March 21, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building ballroom.

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Harry Hale, right, a professor at ULM for more than 35 years, passed away at his home on March 13, 2011. Here, he poses with students at a Alpha Lambda Delta event.

for truant students. Like lecturing from a chalkboard or independent of technology, Hale’s methods, like his sports coats, may seem outdated, but they were tried and true. Katie Sanford, a 2010 ULM alumnus of accounting, became very close to Hale as a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, the honor society he sponsored.


March 21, 2011



CCM moving trees out, garden in by Cole Avery

The Catholic Campus Ministry, or CCM, of ULM has begun construction on a prayer garden on the corner of Northeast Dr. and University Ave. Father Job, Campus Minister and priest of the CCM, says that it is his hope that the entire campus can benefit by the addition of this garden, even if they never enter it. He says that just seeing the beauty of the eventual garden will be a ministry in itself. “Our campus is beautiful, and we want to enhance that beauty,” says Job. Job says that it has taken eight years to acquire the lot. Now that they have it, Job hopes that the garden will be a “crown to the campus.” A side effect to the construction, however, was the destruction of a large, old oak tree. According to the CCM, insurance adjusters said the tree had grown too large and was endangering the surrounding buildings and their inhabitants.

But Job wants to reassure the public that the tree’s destruction was unavoidable, and he wants people to know that the CCM will be very responsible with what replaces the tree. “When you cut one tree, you should plant 10 others,” says Job. Job also referred to Jeremiah 1: 10, a verse that says “to build and to plant.” Job says the verse serves as sort of a motto for the CCM during the construction. The construction is in early stages of development, and no time line has been placed on the project’s completion. The CCM is encouraging students and faculty to submit ideas for the garden to them via their website: Job says that another way to help is by participating in the fish fries the ministry holds every Friday until Easter. All proceeds from the lunches will go to the garden’s construction fund. contact Cole Avery at

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Boycotting gas: Good in theory, but... Not filling up won’t actually do anything

JOHN SANDERS High gas prices make everyone's budget tight. Recently social media websites such as Facebook have been flooded with events calling for everyone to boycott gas on a particular day. I have personally been invited to three such events occurring on March 11, 14 and 31. Two of the three events had in its info section a success story of a boycott in 1997. The story read “In April 1997, there was a 'gas out' conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.” This message gives hope to those wanting to get cheaper gas prices. Unfortunately, the claim is unfounded. According to statistics compiled by the United States Department of Energy, the average gas price for the first week of the month and the average weekly gas price for the month was consistent at $1.24 a gallon. If the gas prices did indeed plummet by 30 cents, no one recorded it. So, with no actual previous success story, all that is left are facts

that can be found on the Internet. According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are 255,917,664 registered highway vehicles. This includes buses, commercial trucks and passenger cars. Let us imagine if every single car did not buy gas for one day. Assuming that the average amount of gas bought for every car is 10 gallons, and that the price of gas is an even $3.50, in one day you will not give the oil company $8,957,118,240. That is a lot of money. There are a few problems with this, though. Most people do not buy gas on a daily basis. I myself only buy once every two weeks. Already this statistic is completely off. Assuming this is true, the fact is you will just buy the gas the day before or day after. James Mues, a junior history major, agrees with this. “It's as if you decided to conserve air, so you hold your breath. Eventually you will have to take another breath or you will die.” So with having to buy gas, all protesters have done is switch the day on which the oil company makes a profit. In the end, a day of not buying gas in protest is useless. So the real question is, what can people do to actually affect the oil company’s profits? The only way to truly hurt a company is to use their product less. So to damage the profit of the oil companies you have to use less fuel. contact John Sanders at

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March 21, 2011



OPINION HAWKEYE P.O.V. A monster we’ve created This week’s discussion will be about the mess that is Charlie Sheen. Why exactly does the Hawkeye have a point of view on Mr. Sheen, you may be asking. We don’t. We have a point of view on why everyone is so fascinated with his life. Society has become so consumed with the life of the drama and misfortunes of the rich and famous. Is it our [and by our, we mean society] fault that Sheen likes to beat up on his wife and then hang out with strippers? Of course not. But, is it our [and again, we mean society] fault that we continue to give him more publicity. TMZ, a website that needs to get a hobby besides stalking celebrities, will post a video of Sheen, and any other celebrity for that matter, that shows them going off the deep end. Instead of just ignoring it, we must simply have to put it on our Facebook wall and share it with the 1,000 “friends” we have accumulated over the past couple of weeks. Not too long ago, we ran an editorial that blamed US for keeping these celebrities in the news. Not the collective us, but the magazine US. Well, now it’s time to blame the collective us. Are our lives so dull and unfulfilling that we must anxiously wait at our computers to

see when a celeb screws up big time? There is an old time saying, “No publicity is bad publicity.” By watching, posting and commenting on a mess of a celebrity, we are giving them the satisfaction of staying in the limelight. It seems like some celebrities can do way too many drugs and still have the number one show on CBS. It’s finally spring time, and time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and bird’s chirping. But instead, we’d rather sit inside and watch the train wreck that is Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. The collective “us” at the Hawkeye would like to ask everyone to get outside, enjoy your life and stop paying so much attention to Charlie Sheen’s.

Escaping the perception paradigm

CHARLES STRAUSS Protests emerge from the Arab League, and 63 percent of Americans oppose intervention in the Libyan conflict, yet American missiles still rain down from the Mediterranean. Since World War II, the United States has become the global police, creating conflicts around the world and spurring resentment domestically and internationally. The culprit of the division of interests is a conflict of paradigms. Sept. 11 brought the perspective of the global system arranged by America and European powers to the forefront of international politics. Many within the Islamic civilization, stretching from Africa to India, reject separation of church and state, women’s rights and capitalism. In the West, the principles are indoctrinated through our education system and media. In the Islamic world, Madrassas (Islamic religious schools) practice the same tactics. What results is a collision of par-

adigms. This materializes into conflicts because our perceptions are reality. Samuel P. Huntington, a renowned American political scientist, describes this as the “Clash of Civilizations.” Perception is the byproduct of the mixing of our attitude and knowledge. What we know to be true about the world and our attitude toward it defines our worldviews. H. I. Hayakawa profoundly argues “the map is not the territory.” Our map is what we see and understand while the territory is reality. No map can perfectly depict the territory, and each person’s map is slightly different. Perception doesn’t just cause conflict between societies, but within them as well. This is often exhibited by generational paradigm shifts within a society. I hear our professors talk about university life in the “good old days” (to which every generation claims to have once belonged), where withdrawal for non-attendance and Moodle didn’t exist, among other obstacles. The hypocrisy is that the people who abused the system are now the ones running it. To professors, Moodle is a revolutionary tool that can help students and professors communicate and share resources outside of the classroom. To me, and many other stu-

dents, Moodle is an invasive tool teachers can utilize to make assignments due outside of scheduled class times. College is a profound paradigm shaper because of the intellectual pursuit it requires. The more we learn about the world, the more accurate our “map” becomes. College is also influential because of the age group to which the majority of students belong. Stepping out from the cocoon of protection and influence of our parents is instrumental in becoming an adult. It is an age of exploration and discovery. The conflicts that emerge from the differences in paradigms cannot be avoided. It is not a single person, culture, country or civilization that instigates this, but human nature itself. We can only seek to be understood and to understand, but never truly achieve this. Although this cannot be overcome, it can be improved. Perceptions will never be perfect maps, but we can make them better. Henry David Thoreau once remarked, “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” contact Charles Strauss at



March 21, 2011


A festival of colors If the moon looked different Saturday night, it was because it was its closest encounter with Earth since Dec. 12, 2008

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Students gather for first day of Spring

Monday, March 21st Sooooo Sweet Bake Sale March of Dimes Fundraiser SUB Overhang 11am-1pm

Collecting Dimes All Week

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International students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, who are from Nepal, made sure to mark their calendars to observe a special colorful tradition. On Saturday, they gathered to take a study break to welcome the first day of spring. Holi, the religious spring festival, one of the most popular Hindu festivals took place on Mar. 19. The festival is also known as the festival of colors and is celebrated mainly in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. According to Hindu mythology, the festival celebrates the death of the demoness Holika. This is the day when people walk down and chase each other in their neighborhoods, throw colored water at one another, exchange colors, enjoy sweets, laugh and have fun. contact Srdjan Marjanovic at

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March 21, 2011




Up til Dawn fundraiser set for March 21 by Brooke Hofstetter

Up til Dawn has come up with a fundraiser to help raise money for St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Four faculty members and one student have put a “price on their heads,” says Laura Knotts. The participants are professor Anna Hill, head football coach Todd Berry, professor Bri-

an Bramstedt, student Sunny Diaz and grad student Seth Hall. Up til Dawn will be in front of the SUB taking donations. Students can donate money in a participant’s name. If the collection reaches the participant’s set goal, they will shave their heads. Andres Granada, a junior marketing major from Baton Rouge

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and member of Up til Dawn, is excited about the event. “Hopefully this will catch the student body’s attention and get some donations,” Granada said. For more information, log on to Facebook and search for the Up til Dawn chapter at ULM. contact Brooke Hofstetter at

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Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal talks budget cuts to La. citizens.

Gov. explains budget cuts for Louisiana by Derek Dark

Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, finally released the budget for the state of Louisiana on Monday. The $24.9 billion budget next year could force 2,000 workers to lose their jobs, boost retirement costs for state employees and assumes the sale of three state prisons. The reasoning behind the cut is for Louisiana to cut down on financial deficit in the state. The deficit that Jindal is trying to close the gap on is a $1.6 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1. “This is a budget that is leaner, that is smarter. We’re being more efficient with taxpayers’ dollars,” Jindal said. With those dollars, Jindal said more than 4, 000 employee jobs would be eliminated to save $96 million, but half of those jobs are currently already vacant. The cuts also proposed to eliminate programs for troubled youths and force service reductions at

state parks and the Louisiana State University hospital system. Along with that, the state workers would pay more toward their pension plans, and community arts programs would be chopped. Brandon Neal, a senior computer science major, said the cuts are going to make some people discourage. “The simple fact that people Neal may be out of a job next year is a big pill to swallow. The cuts get deeper and deeper every time,” Neal said.

“We’re being more efficent with taxpayers’ dollars.” La. Governor Bobby Jindal Legislators are questioning the $1 billion in cuts and “efficiencies” in many programs and $474 million in one-time revenue to make up a shortfall of about $1.5 billion. contact Derek Dark at



March 21, 2011


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Diets: Do they really work? by Markeaya Eaton

Diets are being offered to Americans on a daily basis. They are advertised on television with our favorite celebrities as the spokespersons and being searched online daily. It is known that many diets can fail, or people get no results. Diets like the Weight Watchers Program and Nutrisystem seem to be successful. Singer Jennifer Hudson is

the spokesperson for the Weight Watchers program, and she has lost over 80 pounds. According to, this program is the best weight-loss program. While it is rated the best, it has some cons that the members don’t like. The point system that is used can get old and sometimes upsets members. Also, the cost can add up very quickly.

Many people don’t stick to it when it comes to these diets. When progress is slower than people hope, they give up. Slim Fast has many cons. Some are the expense and the lack of food variety. People should just do it the old-fashioned way and eat right with some exercising to go with it. contact Markeaya Eaton at

Celebrity Apprentice season premiere by Eddie Fountain

Celebrity Apprentice began its eleventh season on March 6. With big names such as Star Jones, Dionne Warwick, Lisa Rinna, Lil John and more, it seems as if this season will pack a punch. In the first episode, Mr. Trump decided to pit the women against the men. The women went by the team name of “ASAP” and the men “Backbone.” For their first project, the teams were charged with running a pizzeria and selling as much pizza as possible for their project leader’s charity. As they began their business everything seemed to go well until team “ASAP” ran into some problems

delivering their pizzas. They failed to account for the massive traffic of New York City and ran out of time, causing them to lose a donation of $35 thousand. At the end, however, they still managed to earn the most money, thus making them the winners of the challenge. This episode was an interesting

one when it came to watching the celebrities come up with ways to raise money for their charity and win this challenge. The only negative part of the episode came at the end when Donald Trump had to fire someone. The episode ran far too long, and interest in the episode started to waver. The show should be edited to shorten the constant banter of the celebrities when it comes to who blames whom for a certain situation. This would help keep interest up. Celebrity Apprentice can be seen Sundays 9/8c on NBC. contact Eddie Fountain at


March 21, 2011



Floral patterns for your springtime fashion by Jarred Keller

Like Cher and Beyoncé’s wigs, floral patterns never get old and look perfect when worn correctly. With these tips for springtime florals, I aim to show you how to make a recurring trend look hot and fresh. It may seem cliché to think that floral patterns are on the cutting edge for spring, but florals are a classic that never go out of style. The key, ladies, is knowing how to wear a floral print and avoid looking like you are wearing your grandmother’s moo moo. Go with more subtle colors for the floral print; you don’t want to bash people over the head with your obscene use of gardenias. I personally don’t believe in mixing patterns.

Looking at your outfit should not make me feel like I am looking into a kaleidoscope. My suggestion is to keep it simple, and use a bold solid color to play off of the more subtle colors. That can make the colors really pop and add that extra “oomph.” A nice stiletto always compliments even the most lackluster ensemble and can make floral a little more trendy and sassy. Another option would be to pair a floral pattern with a nice cardigan, but it should be a light cardigan- you don’t want to sweat your curls out. Just keep it simple. It is up to you to take something classic and give it a twist. contact Jarred Keller at

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March 21, 2011


Students earn amateur radio licenses Computer Science students at ULM earned amateur radio licenses during the two-day “HamCram” session March 4-5. Rachel Downs, Terri O’Banion and Aaron Miyahira were taught and tested by written exams the basics of amateur radios, electric-

ity, electrical circuits, radio wave propagation, antennas, radio operating regulations and electrical and mechanical safety. The United States Federal Communications Commission issues amateur radio licenses to those who pass the technician, gener-

al or extra class examination. Students will receive a paper copy of their license in March. After their licenses appear in the U.S.F.C.C online Universal License System, the students will be able to use available radio frequencies to transmit to licensed

technicians. Paul D. Wiedemeier, ULM Assistant Professor of Computer Science, holds the general class amateur radio license KE5LKY and attended the sessions to support the students. “I am very proud of Rachel, Ter-

ri and Aaron for their accomplishment and commitment to providing communication services during times of emergency and natural disasters,” said Wiedemeier. Courtesy of Laura Woodard ULM Media Relations


March 21, 2011



Last week’s online poll results Should weapons be allowed on campus via permits? 25% said YES... 75% said NO...

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This month in HISTORY According to the Georgian calendar, March is the third month of the year. According to the early Roman calendar, it was the first month and was called Martius. The ancient Romans later made January 1 the beginning of the year, and March became the third month on the calendar. March has always had 31 days. Its name honors Mars, the Roman God of war.

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March 21, 2011


ULM to have PACK the PARK The ULM baseball is scheduled to have PACK the PARK for Tuesday’s night matchup against Southern Miss. Free Johnny’s Pizza will be provided to the first 200 ULM students in attendance in the student section behind the left-field wall.

Baseball to play at home early in week The Hawks have five games set for this week starting with Southern Miss. Tues. Southern Miss. vs ULM @ 6 pm Wed. Northwestern St vs ULM @ 6 pm Fri. ULM vs South Alabama @ 6 pm Sat. ULM vs South Alabama @ 6 pm Sun. ULM vs South Alabama @ 1 pm

Hawks set to run in North Texas Classic ULM will continue their 2010-2011 outdoor season when they travel to Denton, Texas, to compete in the North Texas Classic

ULM to play five straight home games This will be a busy week for the ULM softball team as they are set to play five home games this week. Tues. Centenary vs ULM @ 5 pm Wed. SFA vs ULM @ 5 pm Sat. Mid. Tenn. vs ULM @ 3 pm Sat. Mid .Tenn. vs ULM @ 5 pm Sun. Mid. Tenn. vs ULM @ 1 pm



So close yet so far away

Granier nearly tosses no-no against ULL by Anthony Drummer

Drew Granier was three outs away from tossing the first no-hitter by a ULM pitcher in 38 years. Former pitcher, Rickey Rockett, achieved the task in 1973, and on Friday night against the Ragin’ Cajuns, it looked like Granier would do it too. But as he threw his first pitch in the ninth inning, the quest for history abruptly ended. Jordan Poirrier lined a triple to right field, and that was the end of that. Prior to the series, coach Schexnaider said that matching the Cajuns on the mound and getting timely hits would give the Warhawks a chance to win. The team seemed to take that message to heart as they used both to defeat Lafayette. The hit by Poirrier would be the only one by ULL in game one as the Warhawks would win 2-1 off Granier’s one-

photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

Senior Drew Granier watches the game from the dugout after coming off the mound earlier this season. Granier held ULL hitless for eight innings in his last outing.

hit complete game pitching effort. On Saturday, clutch hitting in the top of the ninth inning would lead to another Warhawk win and clinch the series victory. With two outs and the team down 3-2, Joey Rapp smashed a two run homer which led to a 6-3 win. In game three of the series

the Hawks couldn’t find their offense as they lost 11-0 in seven innings. Les Aulds and Caleb Clowers managed to get the only two hits of the game for the Warhawks. While starter Brent Gay was dismissed after just one inning. The Warhawks have won 10 of their last 12 games and have a busy

week ahead. There will be two mid-week non-conference home games with Southern Mississippi and Northwestern State before the team heads out to resume conference play against the South Alabama Jaguars over the weekend. contact Anthony Drummer at

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

JERRY COX As the days get longer and the flowers begin to bloom, it can only mean one thing, March Madness. The NCAA tournament is the most exciting time of the year for any college sports fan.

The No. 1 seeds, the sleeper picks and those Cinderella teams who make it to the dance and steal the show are all the reasons we love college sports. The NCAA tournament takes over peoples’ lives around this time each year as they begin to fill out their brackets and place their bets on any upset. Most people take their brackets very seriously as they challenge their friends and coworkers to see who can have the best bracket. Some people have such confidence in their team that they fill their brackets out backwards and start with their team already in the championship game, others think of

it truly as science. I mean there is Bracketology, the study of brackets, and Bracketologists who have apparently earned their degree in it. There is just a certain feel in college sports; it’s easier to root for them because you know they’re playing for pride not a paycheck. At the end of the game, as the last second half court heave bounces off the rim, you know those are tears of true sorrow. The NCAA tournament or the “Big dance” is a stage where legends are born, and can be a stepping stone to greatness for some people, as we saw with Davidson’s Stephen Curry two years ago. As well as, DeWayne

Wade’s coming out party with Marquette in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. But, the best part of March Madness (besides Dick Vitale’s high pitch voice) is the parody; at any given moment David can beat Goliath. A 15 seed can beat a two seed; a 12 seed can beat a three seed; and (although highly unlikely) a 16 seed can beat a one seed. Anything goes in the field of 68, where anything can and probably will happen. So fill out your brackets, and I’ll see you at the “Big dance” baby! contact Jerry Cox at



March 21, 2011


Top Hawk hitter goes down with injury Green blows out knee but expects to play by Anthony Drummer

Corben Green stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning in game three of the series versus Southern Utah, looking for his fourth hit of the night. Green hit the ball to second, sprinted to first and beat the throw, but curiously, instead of cheering, about 1,500 Warhawk fans suddenly went silent. Instead of a star being born, it seemed like the sky might be falling as Green left the field with an apparent knee injury. “It was kind of a weird play,” said head coach Jeff Schexnaider. “He was trying to avoid contact and touch the base at the same time. I knew he was hurt pretty bad by his reaction, because he’s a tough player.” Since that game, there has been speculation that the .491 hitter had torn his ACL and would miss the rest of the season. Green had sustained an ACL tear before during his days at Shel-

ton State Community College. The team was hoping this injury was not serious, and fortunately it might not be. It was reported on Wednesday that Green did have a knee injury, but he has elected not to have surgery. He will wear a brace instead, and try to continue to play. However, Green will still miss two weeks before he is back on the field. “I don’t think we can replace a Corben Green,” Schexnaider said. “Every day is trial and error and see what’s our best fit for our best nine.” Joey Rapp has assumed the duties at first base after moving from the outfield. Rapp went 2-for-4 in the first game without Green and was named Sun Belt Conference Hitter of the Week after batting .571 with a double, two home runs and six RBIs last week. Meanwhile, Rapp’s right field position will be filled by other outfielders, and the lineup will change as needed.

photos by Srdjan Marjanovic

Warhawk Triathlon ULM recently was the host to fourth annual Warhawks Triathlon. The event was open to the public and consisted of a 400 meter swim, 11 mile bike and three mile run. The top three finishers: Ben Hall 50:17.5 Nathan Davis 53:27.8 Mark McBride 54:55.3

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