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Basketball downs UCSB

News Trans panel educates community GLBTA community members speak out during a “Day of Remembrance” panel. PAGE 2

Sports Men’s hoops splits Invitational The Bears come home with two wins, splitting at the South Padre Island Invitational. PAGE 11

Online UNCPD investigate confrontation The UNC Police Department is investigating an early morning stabbing outside Carter Hall. uncmirror.com. Mon: 56 | 24

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From left: Jill Dawson, Natasha Law, Amanda Arterburn and Natalie Laband, all seniors, pose with a cake commemorating the team’s winning of the Big Sky Conference Championship and placement in the 2011 NCAA Volleyball Tournament Sunday at Greeley’s Old Chicago.

Thur: 28 | 14 SOURCE: WEATHER.COM

Upcoming In Wednesday’s issue of The Mirror, read about two professors’ book, which was recognized by the Eric Hoffer Award.

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Display honors, remembers transgender icons RUBY WHITE news@uncmirror.com Questioning whether their gender identification is opposite of their biological sex is not something most people say they do. To a person who identifies with the transgender

community – a community often considered to be the least familiar within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population – a few years, or even a lifetime of questioning seems necessary. To bring awareness to and honor the fallen members of the transgen-

der community, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Resource Office at UNC hosted events recognizing the “Transgender Day of Remembrance” Nov. 21. A display of transgendered victims of hate crimes and trans icons was hosted in the

University Center and was followed by a film screening and trans panel in South Hall lounge. Aimee Wren, a junior political science major and program coordinator for the GLBTA Resource Office at the University of Northern Colorado, said the booth in the UC was

hosted to raise awareness at UNC of hate crime victims and transgendered icons. “A lot of the time our office does events for the GLB community and leaves out the ‘T,’ Wren said. “We want to change that and bring more awareness to the transgendered community.”

The GLBTA Resource Office screened the 2007 Outcast film “Gender Redesigner.” The film, a documentary about fAe gibson (sic) and his transition from female to male, dealt with gibson’s sometimes conflicting See Transgendered, Page 5


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Opinion

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Trans-continental pipeline an addiction for oil-hungry companies CATHERINE MEYER editor@uncmirror.com

This mountaintop in Colorado Springs is unusual. Instead of a familiar jaggededge peak or rounded surface seen from a far, it appears to have been shaved off diagonally and removed. The vegetation is thin, but recovering. It is as much of an eyesore as spotting the cell phone towers along I-25 off Monument. I had never thought to look up the mountain until I researched images of what tar sands extraction looked like before and after. The mountain is referred to as the “scar” or Scar Mountain. Mining caused Scar Mountain. This scar is

the result of a rush to extract a precious commodity, which was gold at the time. Nowadays, it is oil that could cause more scars on Colorado land. The past scars have yet to fully heal before a new, foolish rush to extract a resource could potentially leave larger wounds that may be unable to heal. Thankfully, President Barack Obama has postponed and potentially killed a pipeline that has made the news: the Keystone XL Pipeline. Non-conventional oil extraction plans have not been halted. The future mining could come to our Colorado backyard as well as Wyoming and Utah in a project named Green River Basin, but the cons outweigh

the pros. Foreign Oil dependence is not the nation’s problem, it is fossil fuel dependence entirely. The environment should not have to be held responsible for the global addiction to oil. As reported by responsibleenergy.org, I believe that the basin possesses reserves that exceed foreign supply. It is not hard to comprehend the amount of reserve nonconventional oil either— upward of one trillion according to the website. But the site also states that nonconventional oil may be the bridge in advancing from oil to other energy sources and may delay “peak oil” consumption and turn back the clock of the years we can be certain to have oil, but I dis-

agree. Building the Keystone XL Pipeline and harvesting Canada’s non-conventional oil and the Green River Basin provides oil addicts another fix until they’re ready to admit they need rehab. Extracting non-conventional oil only alerts me to the fact that we have become completely desperate to get one last high, not minding the repercussions for our actions. Cons in the short list mentioned from Responsible Energy states that the environmental effects are not well understood and extracting the non-conventional oil requires more fossil fuels and energy that is obtained from the NCO. It doesn’t make sense to

keep an addiction growing by wasting more energy retrieved and embark on a desperate measure when the environmental externalities are not well understood. In a press release on Tar Sands Action, activist and author Bill McKibben says the action that brought the postponement of the Keystone XL Pipeline aids us in fighting oil dependence in the future. The image search of before-and-after pictures of tar sands extraction left an off-setting image even worse than seeing a wounded mountaintop. I do not want to see the land so overturned and picked through that rivers are no longer present, piles of

“useless” soil thrown aside because it does not contain precious oil, requiring life to slowly return. Scar Mountain will never fully heal, but with conscientious people who do not want to depend on fossil fuels anymore, perhaps we will not have to see any more scars made by humankind’s hand in the name of an addiction. Do not support Green River Basin, and to obtain more information on Tar Sands Action, go to tarsandsaction.org and discover how to help. — Catherine Meyer is a senior environmental studies and journalism major and guest columnist for The Mirror.


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Thanksgiving shopping negates true meaning of holiday From the First Thanksgiving, circa 1621, to the day of feasting being declared a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1896, Thanksgiving has always been about families, friends, loved ones and showing appreciation for the blessings we have received. But materialism also strikes Americans this time of year, and the need to rush for the hottest deals during Black Friday always gives turkey-laden shoppers the opportunity to find the lowest prices on gifts. Previously, this tradition occurred the day after

Thanksgiving, with doors opening as early as 2 a.m. This year, though, a new precedent has been set, and businesses opened up as early as 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving or midnight of the day after. We can only imagine what next year will bring. A 6 p.m. opening? Noon? Will Black Friday shift to the day before Thanksgiving, instead? Values like togetherness, appreciation and gratitude are now replaced by selfishness, competition, greed, and in some instances, violence. Customers in a Porter Ranch,

Calif., Walmart were pepper sprayed by one woman trying to push for an Xbox. Reports of robberies, tramplings and other injuries were also spread nationwide this weekend. This happens nearly every year, though, as holiday shoppers are desperate to save $10 on trinkets with little regard for human wellbeing. What is different, though, is how relatively early this madness occurs. Corporations are demanding their employees work when they could be celebrating with their families. Shoppers who didn’t

have to leave until midnight to get in line now have to be at the storefront at 6:30 p.m. It seems Target, Kmart and shopping malls, to name a few, would rather get ahead of the competition and start their deals earlier with a complete lack of consideration for what the holiday really means: celebrating what we have, not what we want. Consumers and employees should be outraged and refuse to participate in Black Friday events until well into the morning, spending time to reflect on all that we as Americans enjoy, as well as digesting copious amounts of turkey.

Mirror Reflections are the opinion of The Mirror’s editorial board: Parker Cotton, Ryan Lambert, Sara Van Cleve, Melanie Vasquez and Benjamin Welch. Let us know what you think. E-mail us at editor@uncmirror.com.

Liberal Arts Core class requirements suppress academic freedom Josh DIVINE

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hroughout my time at UNC, I have generally found the Liberal Arts Core requirement to be highly inconvenient concerning both schedule planning and academic goals. Although I understand the university’s desire to promote a broader education, I think their requirements are too inflexible. I cannot help but suspect that these stringent requirements on the LAC are a financial decision instead of an academic one. After all, LAC courses, as a generalization, tend to have the worst student-to-teacher ratio of all

university classes. One minor problem I have with the LAC is that, by their own admission, the university includes some classes on the LAC with the primary intent of promoting diversity. If a person wants to promote diversity, that’s fine, but I don’t think it should fall under the umbrella of an academic institution to instill cultural ideals. This isn’t to say that classes that inherently promote diversity aren’t academic; it simply means the university doesn’t have its priorities in the correct order. The biggest problem with the LAC, though, is the university’s blatant disregard for academic flexibility in that they refuse to allow for class substitution. I’m standing at 39 LAC credits, and being forced to take another LAC class next semester is going to negatively affect my academic goals.

I’ve satisfied each area of the LAC. On top of that, I’ve taken multiple classes outside of my major concentration. The only thing I’m missing is one highly regulated, academically immature credit. One could make the argument that I’ve been well aware of the 40credit LAC requirement, which is true, but I was never aware of how inflexible the requirement is. I understand the 40-credit requirement. What I don’t understand is why a 100-level philosophy class should count toward the LAC but my 300-level philosophy class shouldn’t or why my speech, theater, or high-level English classes (all outside my major) shouldn’t count. Among other things, one of the stated purposes of the LAC is “to introduce students to undergraduate studies.” As a senior who is graduating in May, I hardly think I

need to be “introduced” to undergraduate studies. Indeed, I believe my high-level academic classes outside my major make me much more well-rounded than if I had just taken 100-level classes. In addition, the university fails to adequately recognize students who already have a wide base upon entering college. When my ACT scores exempted me (without giving credit) from math and English, I did not come out ahead at all; instead, I had to take more classes from other concentrations. The inability of the university’s administration to be flexible and recognize academic freedom (within the confines of guidelines) is greatly problematic and hinders students from obtaining their full potentials. — Josh Divine is a senior mathematics major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.


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Panel challenges ‘binary gender standards’ Transgendered from Page 2 emotions as well as the shots of testosterone and “top” surgery he received, both of which improved his level of

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happiness and comfort. The film expressed how testosterone shots transition a female-bodied person’s features to resemble that of a male’s,

excluding the sexual reproductive system. Following the screening, a panel consisting of

three members of the transgender and intersex community spoke about their experiences living as

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Collin Eagen, left, a transgender man and dog groomer in Loveland, listens as Dana Zzyym, an intersex woman from Fort Collins, explains how she discovered she was born with both male and female sex organs.

two genders and their transitions from their biological sexes to the gender they said felt right. Dana Zzyym, an intersex queer-identified woman, said she speaks on panels for the intersexed community because too many people are not aware of their existence and are accustomed to the binary gender standards. “The importance of me speaking on such a panel is so people know that we (intersexed people) exist in the world and parents of intersexed children need not be afraid to support their children,” Zzyym said. “I speak out so that other intersexed children can grow up and make decisions for themselves and for people to know that we are nothing to be afraid of.”

Also on the panel were female-to-male transgendered men Collin Eagen and Nick Cameron, both who were on testosterone hormones. The two spoke about their experiences transitioning and the emotional obstacles they had and continue to face. “I enjoy doing (panels) and I enjoy educating people about the trans community,” Eagen said. “I think I’ll continue to be stealth, depending on the circumstances, but I felt it was important to come out and talk about what I’ve been through, even though I had to sort through and get over a lot of emotional stuff. I’ve been on testosterone for five months.” The men also spoke about how having supportive partners helped them get through the hardships transgender people face. “I think, not an obstacle I personally have faced, but an obstacle a lot of partners of trans people face, is just learning how to identify the difference between loving a person and being attracted to somebody’s gender,” said Ariel Armelino, a senior psychology major and girlfriend of Eagen. “I think by speaking out about my own experiences and how I’ve been involved in the trans community lets people know that it’s OK to stay with their partner and that they won’t be perceived as weird.”


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Campus Recreation Center combats finals stress TESSA BYRNS news@uncmirror.com With final exams just one week away, UNC students’ stress levels are on the rise and the Campus Recreation Center is helping combat stressinduced breakdowns by hosting Stress Less Week. “Stress Less Week is a part of the Campus Recreation Center’s wellness program,” said Vince Seelbach, the building supervisor for CRC and the student position assistant for group fitness. “The rec center provides free activities to help students slip away from studies for a little bit

for some much-needed study breaks.” During the week, the CRC at the University of Northern Colorado will be hosting a variety of events, including free group zumba, kickboxing and body fit classes, a Movie in the Pool screening of “Christmas Vacation” and free chair massages. Students who have heard about Stress Less Week said they cannot wait to participate in the free classes and activities. “I’m looking most forward to the group fit classes,” said Tanner Keyfauver, a freshman business major. “The group fit class-

es are free, so there is no excuse not to go.” Some students are so focused on studying they said they are finding trouble fitting in time to visit the CRC to blow off steam and relax. “I don’t really go to the gym anyway, so I don’t think I’ll go during finals week even though everything they are offering is free,” said Nathan Fournier, a freshman sociology major. “I will be way too busy with studying to even consider going to the gym.” Although finding time to fit in a fitness class or massage may seem difficult for some students,

Seelbach said students should make time in their schedule to relax. “It is a good way for students to get rejuvenated and then go back to studying,” Seelbach said. “It is a much healthier distraction.” Stress Less Week activities and classes will be hosted today through Friday. Free group fitness classes will be offered at various times throughout the week at the CRC. The Movie in the Pool featuring “Christmas Vacation” will be screened from 8 - 10 p.m. Tuesday at the CRC pool. Free chair massages will be offered from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday

and Thursday in the Michener Library lobby. For more information and

a complete schedule, visit www.unco.edu/campusrec/f it_well /ProgramsEvents.

Stress Less Week Today: • Free Stress Less Bags, 10 a.m. University Center • Free Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 - 7:25 p.m. CRC Tuesday: • Chair Massage, 6 - 8 p.m. Michener Library • Free Kickboxing Class, 7 - 7:55 p.m. CRC • Movie in the Pool: “Christmas Vacation,” 8 - 10 p.m. CRC Pool Wednesday • Chair Massage, 6 - 8 p.m. Michener Library • Free Ultimate Upper Class, 3 p.m. CRC • Free Restorative Yoga, 6 - 7 p.m. CRC Thursday • Chair Massage, 6 - 8 p.m. Michener Library • Free Step Energy Class, 3:30 - 4:25 p.m. CRC Friday • Free Full Body Fit Class, 10:15 - 11 a.m. CRC


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UNC’s sustainable savings: $1.9 million identified BENJAMIN WELCH editor@uncmirror.com

The search for sustainable cost savings continues, as UNC has identified $1.9 million toward its $5 million commitment since June of this year. The University of Northern Colorado’s “Recommended Budget Fiscal Year 2011-12” records

where the cuts come from. The cuts include refreshing computer lab desktops every five years instead of four, revising summer faculty salary procedures and realigning instructional budgets of each academic program. Michelle Quinn, the senior vice president and chief financial officer of UNC, said all the cuts are permanent,

and a finance team orchestrated by acting Provost Robbyn Wacker found where to make the savings, so far. “We look at the number of student credit hours in each program and use that as a basis for identifying shifting patterns in student enrollment so we’re directing faculty resources toward the programs that have the highest enrollment and balancing it

out,” Quinn said. Almost $490,000 has been cut from educational programs. The College of Natural and Health Sciences ended up receiving about $27,000, though, for faculty positions in two new programs in biomedical sciences and recreation and tourism. Attempts to resolve the university hiring freeze are ongoing, and Quinn said as a

faculty position becomes vacant, the committee then decides whether the position needs to be filled, changed or removed. Quinn said she is “very optimistic” the leftover $3.1 million will be found within the next four years of allotted time, but no particular area is being targeted yet. “I think it’s something that we have to do,” she said. “We’re losing, we anticipate, $14.5 million from the state. While certainly you’re seeing some of that impact come across in increases in student tuition, we’re absolutely committed to finding ways to reduce what we’ve been spending so that it is not all placed upon tuition increases.” The terminology of the plan, in which University President Kay Norton specifically required the savings to be “sustainable,” aims at a collaborative effort between university students, faculty and staff, Quinn said. “It really is about saying, ‘How can we do things differently so it doesn’t impact

the services we’re providing to students?’” she said. Norton could not be reached for this article. In a university planning update email sent to faculty and staff members, Wacker said, “Our near-term work on fiscal sustainability is about meeting our campuswide goal to identify an additional $3.1 million in sustainable cost savings, and our long-term focus will be on developing the ability to weather economic ups and downs without compromising what we value. In terms of our academic portfolio, we need to think about UNC’s strategic place in the state and nation and how to ensure our degree programs are sustainable, relevant and high-quality.” Wacker declined to comment for this article. For students who want to help find sustainable savings, Quinn said they could talk to Student Senate with their ideas. She also commended Senate members for assisting in ways to find savings.


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Take a look back in Howe discusses various mutilation theories (Nov. 19, 1980) JEFF HEPP MIRROR ARCHIVES news@uncmirror.com Last night, Linda Moulton Howe presented the UNC community with the facts that she uncovered in the cattle mutilation mystery. Howe spoke and presented her documentary to a crowded UC Ballroom. After the 70-minute film presentation, Howe was occupied for an additional two hours answering questions from the audience. The documentary, “A Strange Harvest,” traced the mystery of the mutilations from the first reports back in the late 1960s to the present.

The first report involved a horse in the San Luis Valley which had its skin stripped from the neck up. After that initial incident, over 5,000 animals have been found mutilated for no apparent reason. The animals can all be linked to the work of the same mutilators by the condition of the carcasses. The animals are usually missing an eye, ear, sex organs, the rectum is cored out and in some cases, the blood is missing. The mutilations are not restricted to a specific region and reports have come from over 36 states and countries. Colorado has the highest rates of mutila-

tions with over 550. The mutilations reached their highest frequency during 1975-76 with reports coming in sometimes threea-day. More recently, the incidents have lowered and become more regional but still they continue. Among the explanations for the mutilations are theories that it is the work of cult activity, secret government experiments, predators and UFOs. The documentary tends to dismiss the first three explanations because of the scope that the problem has reached and the precision of the mutilations. However, Howe herself is not totally committed to the UFO theory, although it fits in the mystery very well. When all the mutilations reports were put on a map, they suspiciously coincide with nuclear generating plants, nuclear arsenals and uranium operations. Also, the mutilations seem to frequent areas where there have been a lot of UFO sightings. Howe stated that the biggest problem in gathering more evidence on the mystery is that the animals don’t receive thorough investigation or chemical analysis. She stated that investigators are frustrated by the lack of physical evidence and public pressure to pursue other crimes. One study funded by $50,000 from the government concluded that the mutilations were the work of natural predators. Howe dismissed the study as shallow and predetermined before the inves-

tigators began it. Howe performed some tests of her own using low frequency light and the experiment revealed that the animals she tested had a glowing triangle between the eyes and that parts of the animals near the mutilations stayed fresh for weeks. In the film, Howe witnesses the hypnosis of two individuals who claim to have seen UFOs dissecting the animals and their testimony is startling. A Wyoming rancher relates an experience in which he and a friend saw a UFO land in a field and heard the bawling of a cow as it was mutilated. A second witness, Judy Doraty, relates an experience in which she and some family were returning to Houston when they saw a strange light in the sky. They debated the cause of the light and Doraty got out of the car to get a better look. Under hypnosis, Doraty claims to have seen two small aliens draw a calf up into the spacecraft and dissect the animal, then lower it to the ground. She said the aliens told her that she was not supposed to see what they were doing and became angry when she asked why they were doing it. They stated that it was an environmental experiment to determine pollution damage because it affects them also. Doraty also said that she felt a strong urge not to tell anyone what she was seeing and that she later saw her own daughter on the aliens’ table. She said that

she was terrified that they would mutilate her daughter but instead they took samples from the inside of the child’s cheek. Only after five years of therapy could Doraty relate what she saw that night and Howe said her daughter has even had bad nightmares of the incident. The daughter has not undergone hypnosis and Howe speculates that the child is frightened to do so. One of the stranger incidents that was not in the film was a bull that was found dead on its back with its legs up in the air and its horns stuck in the mud. Howe said that the eyes were missing and that fluid from the eye sockets had trickled out and was facing up. This would mean that the animal was standing right-side up when the eyes were removed and later the heavy bull was placed upside down. Howe also told of a woman in England who reportedly saw a helicopter without blades and making no noise. She attributed this to many noiseless helicopter sightings around mutilations and contended that “what better way was there to come and go unnoticed than by disguised as a helicopter.” One theory concerning the UFOs is that we are contaminating our water in areas around nuclear stations and that the animals are being marked for later experiments as to the extent of water contamination. Since her incident in 1973, Doraty is petrified of water, a fear instilled

perhaps by the aliens. Also, the mutilations seem to occur near water. Another interesting piece to the puzzle is that some ranchers have had animals mutilated in the direct vicinity of previous mutilations and that the majority of the cattle mutilated have been twoyear-old heifers and fouryear-old cows. One experiment was conducted by a physicist who wondered how anyone could identify the two-and-four year-olds at night. He rounded up 100 cattle and ran them through a chute under a black light. Out of the 100, nine animals glowed with a fluorescent “paint-splash” and all were in the two- and fouryear age bracket. Added to this theory was a story told by a rancher in last night’s audience. He stated that he had one two-year-old heifer in a herd of 1,000 steers and the heifer was the only animal mutilated. Another member of the audience related that a friend of his once worked at a top secret missile base somewhere in Wyoming and that the base had captured a UFO but weren’t releasing any information and kept it under heavy guard. Whether this whole mystery gets solved or not remains to be seen. Howe summarized it up by saying, “This thing is like quicksand. Once you get in, it just gets deeper and never stops. The only answers are going to come from the mutilators.”


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Volleyball wins Big Sky Championship Bears face Hawaii in first round of NCAA Tournament PARKER COTTON sports@uncmirror.com

The UNC volleyball team is the Big Sky champion once again following a 3-0 sweep of Portland State Saturday in the championship game in Portland, Ore. The University of Northern Colorado (22-8) found out at the selection show watch party Sunday at Greeley’s Old Chicago that it would face the 10th-seeded University of Hawaii in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. UNC advances to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years after holding the Vikings to .083 percent hitting in

I just think we’re such a good team and we can get further than anyone else can imagine.

— Kelley Arnold, junior outside hitter

the match. The set scores were 2519, 25-13 and 25-20, the second time this season the Bears swept Portland State and the third defeat of the Vikings this season. “I’m so proud of the girls,” UNC head coach Lyndsey Benson told uncbears.com after beating Portland State. “They really earned this. They

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UNC senior libero Amanda Arterburn, right, celebrates with her volleyball teammates at Old Chicago in Greeley as they discover their opponent in the 2011 NCAA Volleyball tournament.

had a great mentality going into the match. Really, all weekend they had a great mentality to be confident but not be cocky, really balancing that and handling the pressure of being the No. 1 seed going in. I thought we were very mature in the way we handled that this weekend.” UNC junior outside hitter Kelley Arnold led all players with 14 kills and paired them with eight digs in the match. Bears sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Wilson and freshman middle blocker Andrea Spaustat had 12 and 11 kills, respectively, while junior setter Marissa Hughes had 42 assists and 14 digs. Senior libero Amanda Arterburn had 21 digs and two assists. Arnold, Hughes, Arterburn and Wilson made up four of the seven spots on the all-tournament team, and Hughes was named the tournament MVP. Prior to sweeping the Vikings, UNC gave Eastern Washington a similar treatment Friday, winning 3-0 after beating the 29-27, 25-18 and 2518 in the semifinal round. Arterburn said going to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in her career was the best way to cap her senior year.

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Members of the UNC volleyball team celebrate as it discovers its placement in the NCAA Tournament this year at a watch party of the selection show at Greeley’s Old Chicago. The Bears will play the 10th ranked team, Hawaii, in Honolulu Thursday. “It’s the best feeling in “They’re not over-sized, the world to work on they’re small, athletic, a something for months great ball-control team. and all summer and dur- They lead the country in ing spring when there’s attendance every year, so no game to play and we’re going to be playing you’re just practicing and in front of a big home crowd, which lifting and conwill be a fun ditioning,” environment.” Arterburn said UNC enters Sunday. “I the NCAA couldn’t ask for Tournament as a better senior hot as can be, year.” having won UNC has nine consecunever played Marissa Hughes matches Hawaii, a team was named the Big tive and losing just with three Sky Conference two sets in that national cham- Tournament Most span. Arnold pionships (1982- Valuable Player. said Sunday she 83, 1987) in its believes the team might be history. “We don’t know a able to shock some people whole lot,” Benson said. in the tournament.

“This team has so much potential to go past the first round,” she said. “I just think we’re such a good team and we can get further than anyone else can imagine.” Benson said she is happy her players get the great reward of playing in the NCAA Tournament after how much work they have put in this season. “I am extremely proud of this group,” she said. “They really fought through some adversity, and they’re peaking at the right time right now.” — The Mirror photographer Spencer Duncan contributed to this article.


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Women’s hoops takes down UCSB Gauchos PARKER COTTON sports@uncmirror.com

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UNC junior guard Victoria Timm, left, drives around UCSB junior guard Destini Mason in Sunday’s game at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion. Timm had two points in the game.

There’s an old basketball adage that says eventually, a team will go on a run, and that showed in UNC’s 44-39 victory against the University of California at Santa Barbara Sunday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion. The University of Northern Colorado (4-2) won its fourth consecutive game despite USCB’s 17-3 run to end the first half that sent the Bears into the locker room trailing, 25-20. “We all know that teams are going to make runs — it’s basketball,”

Whatever was said at enough. After a 3-pointer said junior forward Lauren Oosdyke, who had halftime worked, as UNC pulled UCSB within three a game-high 15 points on came out in the second points at 42-39 with 1:51 7-of-10 shooting. “We just half on a 14-0 run to to play, UNC sophomore needed to make sure that retake the lead and didn’t guard Molly Duehn hit allow the both ends of a one-andwe controlled Gauchos (2-4) one foul situation with 45 the run that to score until seconds left to put the they took and eight minutes Bears up 44-39 and keep buckle down on had elapsed in the game out of reach. defense.” Duehn finished with the second half. UNC sophoUCSB was also four points, senior formore guard held to 14 ward Kaisha Brown had D’shara Strange, points in the six points and junior who had 11 D’shara Strange second half on guard Victoria Timm points and nine had 11 points and 20.8 percent scored two points and rebounds, said nine rebounds in shooting. The grabbed seven rebounds. the team the game against Up next, the Bears take Bears took r e m a i n e d UCSB Sunday. advantage of on in-state opponents focused at halftime despite faltering in UCSB’s offensive lapses University of Denver (5-0) the last six-and-a-half and shot 45 percent after and Colorado State (1-4), starting with halftime. minutes of the first half. DU at 7 p.m. UNC led by “We lost to them last Wednesday and year, and we wanted this as many as nine continuing with so bad, so we were a little in the second CSU at 7 p.m. nervous, but we knew we half, but the Friday, with could come back and all Gauchos slowly both games at we had to do was block crept back into Butler-Hancock out and get rebounds,” the game. UNC head Strange said. “As a team, Sports Pavilion. Jaime Lauren Oosdyke we always talk (at half- coach UNC lost to said led all players with time) before coach comes White both teams on good 15 points Sunday in. We know what we UCSB’s the road last have to do. We keep outside shoot- against UCSB on season but relaying to each other, ers kept the Sunday. defeated both ‘We got this, we’re only down by five. That’s only two possessions.”

We lost to them last year, and we wanted this so bad, so we were a little nervous, but we knew we could come back...

— D’shara Strange, sohpomore guard

Gauchos in the game longer than she would have liked. “Also, they kept changing their defense, which bothered our offense a little bit, and we just weren’t seeing what they were giving us,” White said. “That’s what took so long for us to get going, and I thought our zone defense did a good job, which helped us go on the run that we did. After that, I think we just kind of hung on.” UNC held on long

teams at home two seasons ago. “Those games are always fun — in-state rivals,” Oosdyke said. “We got them at home this year so we need to take advantage of that. We have all the capability in the world to beat them, so we just need to come out strong like we did in the beginning of this game and stay strong with runs and keep them out and beat them. It’s always fun to beat instate rivals.”


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To break a four-game losing streak, the UNC men’s basketball team won back-to-back games to conclude the South Padre Island Invitational. The University of Northern Colorado (2-4) defeated Southern University, 77-57, in the final game of South Padre Saturday. The Bears tallied their first win Friday

against Western Carolina with a 74-57 final score. In the first two games of the Invitational, the Bears fell to the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State, 78-56 and 90-82, respectively. Senior forward Mike Proctor scored in double digits in the final three games, scoring a seasonhigh 14 points against Iowa State. Proctor also received a spot on the 2011 South Padre Island Invitational

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UNC redshirt freshman guard Tevin Svihovec dribbles upcourt in the team’s exhibition game Nov. 1 at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion against Chadron State.

high eight All-Tournament points. team. In the game T h e against Southern, Invitational the Bears went allowed the into halftime younger players with a nineto begin making point lead and strides in their Mike Proctor began the secc a r e e r s . was named to the ond half with a S o p h o m o r e South Padre Island 22-7 run. guard Paul Invitational AllThe Bears Garnica finished Tournament team. held Southern to the game against UNI with a career-high 22 a 35.1 percent shooting and points. Sophomore guard 29 rebounds. UNC shot Tate Unruh tied his career- 51.7 percent, gathered 42 high 13 points against Iowa rebounds and scored 40 State, the same game fresh- points off the bench, with man forward Tim Huskisson everyone who played for scored a career-high 16 the Bears scoring at least three points. points. Against Western Sophomore forward Emmanuel Addo recorded Carolina, the Bears only a career-best 15 points allowed one player to score against Iowa State, and in in double digits: sophoguard Brandon the team’s first win of the more season against Western Boggs, who had 35 points. Carolina, sophomore cen- The Bears were able to ter Connor Osborne hold the Catamounts to a poured in 16 points. 32.3 shooting percentage Against Southern, fresh- while shooting 46.6 perman forward Bryce cent. UNC forced 13 Douvier scored a career- turnovers and had 22

points off the bench. In the highest scoring game for UNC so far this season, the Bears still fell to Iowa State in a closely matched game. UNC shot 49.2 percent with 33 rebounds and 24 bench points, while Iowa State shot 45.9 percent with 34 rebounds and 23 points off the bench. In the opening game of the Invitational, the Bears allowed UNI to score 25

points off 25 turnovers. UNI shot 51.1 from the field while the Bears made 22of-45 shots for a 48.9 percentage. Garnica and Unruh were the only two Bears to score in the double digits, with Unruh giving the team 12 points. The Bears return home after the seven-day road trip with a game against Westminster (Utah) at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion.

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