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Women’s club soccer team finishes sixth at School pride will make or break us Intermural-Recreactional championship By César G. Rodriguez Sports Reporter The Texas State Women’s club soccer team played in a 0-1 loss against Villanova in the quarterfinals of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Collegiate Soccer Sport Club Championships. Unfortunately for Texas State, the one and only goal came in the last minute of the first overtime. The ’Cats ranked sixth in the nation, but the ranking would have been much higher if the team had a full roster Coach David Archer said. The team attempted to even the score in the second overtime, but could not find the net, he said. When the final whistle blew, Archer said he noticed some players bowed their heads in defeat, and he quickly rushed to midfield and gathered his team in a circle with shoulders and arms together. He said participation in this tournament was a measurement of what the team can accomplish in the future. During the tournament, only 12 of 22 players attended, leaving the team only one substitute. Christopher Thompson, sport club adviser and exercise sport science senior, said the Villanova Wildcats were surprised with Texas State’s fitness and determination, and they congratulated the ’Cats for performing well with 12 players. “We were at least the second best team,” Thompson said. He said Villanova outscored the rest of its opponents by two or three goals. Forward Krissy Rohde, psychology senior, said

despite the odds against the team — playing with one substitute the whole tournament — the ’Cats were ready to meet the challenge head on. “We just came together as a team and everything clicked on,” Rohde said. Archer said the team would focus on fitness for long periods of time during practice. “Fitness was a huge factor,” Archer said. The players were determined and mentally prepared to step up to the challenge of conditioning from beginning to end, he said. Villanova, which ended up winning the tournament championship, had a full roster. Archer said they were a strong team in passing and possession. Controlling the midfield was a key factor for the team to execute perfect counter attacks and have a chance against Villanova, but the ball never hit the net. Texas State started its participation in the Women’s Open Division’s first round against University of Colorado in a 0-3 loss, followed by victories over Middle Tennessee 4-1 and Penn State 2-0. After hours of icing down knees and ankles sore from the first three games, the team’s goal differential qualified it to play Villanova. Rohde was selected for the All Tournament Team, which is comprised of players nominated by opposing teams’ coaches. But Rohde was proud of something else. “The girls are my family away from home,” she said. “I’ve never been more proud to be part of a team.”

By Javier González Sports Columnist I don’t get Texas State’s attitude toward its athletic teams. I know perfectly well by now that we’re not Longhorns or the Aggies of A&M. We aren’t the Miners from UTEP. We attend Texas State. We are the Bobcats. Just in case anyone read over that like it wasn’t important — we attend Texas State, and we are the Bobcats. Maybe we are intimidated by the idea this university may not be as reputable as some of the other schools in Texas. Week after week at this university I see various school shirts in all different colors and designs being worn across campus. I noticed our Bobcat Stadium has yet to see a sold out crowd, a sign at the gate or even students flocking to buy their game tickets a week or two in advance. And sadly, when Bobcat Stadium played host to the Converse Judson and Austin Bowie high school playoff game this past weekend, the people in the stands and tailgating were roughly half to two-thirds the size of our regu-

lar Bobcat home crowds. Doesn’t that seem a little odd to anyone or is it just me? I realize that there’s more to having school spirit than just a crowd showing up to a game. But something beyond my own comprehension tells me not all of our students here share the same kind of spirit as other Texas schools. And I don’t know why that is. I don’t mean to say that we have no school spirit, because we absolutely do have it. This semester almost every classmate of mine has told me at some point or another how much he or she enjoys or loves going here. I believe we could use more of that same attitude from every student here, not just the ones who do show up at the sports games or go see a live event at George’s. So I understand just because you don’t go see our athletic teams in action doesn’t mean you don’t care about the school. That’s fine. It’s not that school spirit has to be inflicted or instilled using those sources. I’m merely pointing out the overall enthusiasm and spirit — especially regarding athletics —from our student body could be increased substantially. Like an editorial in The University Star read earlier this year, this is our school, and it’s almost up to us, the students, to make it what it is for both the upcoming semester and beyond.

Gym alternatives offer fresh look on fitness By Linda Shrieves The Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — Fitness professionals hear the same excuse many times: “I’d love to get in better shape, but I’m not a gym person.” For people who don’t like conventional exercise programs, what else is there? The answer is simple: plenty. From community centers, church gymnasiums, martial arts centers and the YMCA, there are many options for the sort of person who feels overwhelmed by walking into a gym. “I read over and over about the latest exercise or fitness regimen and how it is the most effective exercise you can do,” said Janet Rankin, who has been teaching Jazzercise classes in Orlando for more than 20 years. “But the most effective exercise is the one that you’ll do.” The key, say fitness experts, is finding an activity you like and sticking to it. That’s easy to say but sometimes harder to do. Myke Eggers has dabbled in different exercise routines — yoga, weight training, running. He has joined gyms. “I found some of them boring, or they weren’t very structured,” Eggers said. But nothing struck a chord in him, until he started a 10-week program at an Orlando martial arts center. The program, called Ultimate Bodyshaping Course, requires commitment. Classes are held six days a week for one hour each day. Three days are devoted to kickboxing. The other three days are focused on strength and conditioning classes, conducted with resistance bands and free weights. Eggers said the first week seemed to stretch forever. But Eggers bonded with the other students in the class. And he quickly noticed the changes in his body. After five weeks, he has lost 11 pounds and six inches from his waistline. He is planning to sign up for a kung-fu class and a tai-chi course when his 10-week UBC program ends. “Exercise isn’t always fun for people,” said George Kee, an instructor who began teaching the UBC program at his Wah Lum Kung Fu studio in September. “If it was, everybody would be in Julie Fletcher/Orlando Sentinel shape.” To keep students coming back, Kee gently prods and encour- BOXING BODIES: (Above) Sonali Patel works on her cardiovascular and strength during the Ultimate Bodyshaping Course. (Below) Instructor George Kee encourages his students during a 10-week Ultimate Bodyshaping Course, a combination of kickboxing ages — and tries to make the class members feel like family. But the best motivation, Kee said, comes from results. And the and resistance training, at a martial arts studio in Orlando, Fla. intensive UBC program, which costs $350 for 10 weeks, provides quick results. “It’s a big kick in the pants for them. It’s a big jump start,” Kee said. If your idea of fun isn’t kickboxing, look around. In Janet Rankin’s Jazzercise Lite classes at the Renaissance Center for Seniors at Curry Ford Community Park, the students are primarily women, many of whom don’t feel comfortable at a traditional gym. “People who love dance love Jazzercise,” Rankin said. “That’s why it has traditionally drawn in women.” Dancing has long held appeal for a small group of people. And after “Dancing With the Stars” became a television hit, dance classes — from salsa to ballroom dance classes — are hot. But the latest buzz revolves around “zumba,” a class combining Latin dances with traditional exercise moves such as lunges and squats. At the National Training Center, a fitness center in Clermont, zumba instructor Sally Tiley has been astounded by the reaction to the class. “I’ve taught step aerobics; I’ve taught Pilates; I’ve taught regular floor aerobics, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Tiley said. “The reaction is unbelievable. The classes are huge — sometimes as many as 50 students in a class.” She warns newcomers who feel clumsy to stick with it for three classes. She said hardly anyone drops out. “That’s because it’s so much fun,” Tiley said. “It feels like a party.”

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Students use Facebook Stars get new team management to ‘poke’ out rival teams By Mike Heika The Dallas Morning News

OVIEDO, Fla. - University of Central Florida students are using a Facebook group to antagonize opposing teams’ players, poking them by the thousands before each game. The group “Poke the Opposing Team’s QB!” organizes and encourages students to poke whoever the “target is for that week.” Last month, the group got extra attention when Matt Grothe, University of South Florida quarterback, publicly commented on how obnoxious the group was because of “6 million UCF fans” poking him. Similar groups exist at other schools, and fans of opposing teams poked Kyle Israel, UCF quarterback, both this year and last. “I think if our students are trying to annoy the other team’s quarterback, and that is the goal of that group, then I think it’s a good thing,” Israel said through comments provided by the Athletics Media Relations Office. “It is getting its job done because I definitely experience that.” Israel said he does not pay attention to the pokes he receives, but he writes to Facebook officials, and they are able to delete them all. “It is definitely something that, when you get on the Internet, you notice,” Israel said. “You don’t look at what people write or the type of messages they send you, but it is annoying to have to go through the process of having them deleted.” Dan McKee, physical education and kinesiology junior at the University of Arizona, started the original Facebook group last year. McKee, who is a cheerleader, said in a phone interview he and his roommate came up with the idea while celebrating a big win. They didn’t take it seriously until hundreds of people suddenly started joining. Since then, copycat groups formed at the University of Tennessee, Penn State and others, including UCF. Similar groups aimed at basketball players were also started. Michael Yamauchi, hospitality sophomore, started the UCF chapter of the group last season. During the time of the USF-UCF game, poking got a little personal. In the week leading up to the game, Yamauchi said he received more than 300 pokes from USF fans and was still getting poked after the game. He said he received messages “all over the place” from fans, but someone from USF took it too far and sent Yamauchi a message threatening to beat him up if he saw him. McKee said he gets similar reactions from the fans in Arizona. He said during the games against their rival, Arizona State University, the group picks up the most. They encourage people to send messages and poke everyone on the team, not just the quarterback. Several players from the list have canceled their Facebook accounts or changed their settings so people can’t poke them. It’s unclear whether the UCF group had any effect on those changes. McKee said it was cool so many other people thought it was a good idea. He said around the UA campus, students would ask him, “Are you the quarterback poking guy?” “It was kind of weird to gain popularity like that,” McKee said, “especially over Facebook.”

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DALLAS — The signs of slippage are all around the Dallas Stars. Just look at the empty seats at American Airlines Center. And that is one of the main reasons owner Tom Hicks shook up the organization this week by replacing general manager Doug Armstrong and president Jim Lites with new/old blood. “These are good people who did a very good job in getting the Stars to an elite level,” Hicks said. “But sometimes you just need a change. We needed a change.” Even Lites agreed. He said he is sad to leave something that has been a huge part of his life but believes the new people will bring new ideas. “It’s a young man’s game, and you always have to be pushing for more, pushing for something new,” said Lites, who helped engineer the Stars’ climb from a novelty in 1993 to one of the hottest tickets in town in 1999 and 2000. “This is a good thing for everyone.” But how far have the Stars fallen and how fast can they recover? “You tell me that I know the fans are upset, but the truth is, I really don’t know that,” said Jeff Cogen, the new team president, when asked how he will bring the fans back. “I have been doing other jobs, and I really have to get myself back in touch with the Stars fans.” Cogen, who helped Lites fill Reunion Arena as executive vice president of the Stars in the 1990s, left to become president of the Florida Panthers in 2001 and eventually president of the Texas Rangers. He was tabbed to take Lites’ place because of his history with the team but said he still doesn’t know his way around American Airlines Center. Cogen was part of the team that injected ideas to help design the new building, but he never sold tickets there. “It’s like you lived in that house and you know the blueprint to that house, but you walk in and it’s not the same house. It’s undergone renovations,” he said. “This isn’t the same house I left, and I have to go back in and learn what renovations have been made.” Unfortunately for Cogen, many of the renovations have had negative results. The team on the ice has lost in the first round of the playoffs for three straight seasons. The arena, while beautiful, has become quiet and sterile. While the Stars list tickets distributed as averaging 17,193 (92.8 percent capacity) this season, there are nights when there appear to be fewer than 12,000 bodies in the building. “I’ve heard from many fans that the sport has become more entertainment and less hockey, and I think the new arena has played a large role in that,” said Dave Arnott, a professor at Dallas Baptist University who teach-

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es a course in sports marketing. “They’ve separated the corporate visitor from the hardcore fan, and I think that creates a bit of divide in the arena.” Arnott said most sports trends take a while to show themselves in empty seats, and the Stars may now be realizing the effects of previous mistakes. “In sports, people generally earmark funds at least a year in advance, particularly in the corporate world,” Arnott said. “So what you have is a delayed reaction time. The results now are probably indicative of problems that have been there for a couple of years. And the impact going forward could actually be worse.” Television ratings also are generally slow to indicate trends. The Stars hit a peak average rating of 2.3 on FSN Southwest in 200203 — a carryover from trips to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1999 and 2000. They have been in a spiral since and averaged 0.6 last season. “I think the lockout probably has a lot to do with that, although I think there is also the chance that the NHL will see an increase in interest if they continue to showcase their young stars and continue to pursue a more offense-minded game,” said Darin David, a representative with The Marketing Arm, a Dallas-based sports marketing group. David said the lockout that cost the 200405 season had a lot to do with that drop, but Lites said so did the combination of high expectations created by great regular seasons and disappointment created by first-round playoff exits. “There’s no doubt, a good playoff run would help things,” he said. “But I’m glad we have high expectations. The team is .500 and everyone is upset. I think that’s a good

STAR STRUCK: Dallas Stars’ Brenden Morrow attempts a shot on Anaheim Mighty Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere at the American Airlines Center. The Stars are attempting to rebuild and attract more fans.

thing and a good indication that fans really do care.” Stars players say they sense fans will respond if the players do. “I think it’s a quick fix,” said Marty Turco, Stars goalie. “Just win.” Turco said he felt the energy of the Stars’ fans return in the playoffs during a Game 6 victory that pushed Dallas’ series with Vancouver to a seventh game. Had the Stars won Game 7, the fan base would have been even more excited, he said. But the Stars didn’t. “You can feel it from them,” he said. “Everyone really wants to get back to those days, and none more than the players. But we have to win, that’s our job, that’s what we can do for the organization.” Stars captain Brenden Morrow said questions about front-office moves and marketing the team were a little out of his element. “I’m just a hockey player,” he said. “I think that’s the job that we need to concentrate on. If we do that, the rest will take care of itself.” Of course, winning does cure everything, but could the organization also help fix things with a more exciting style of play, lower ticket prices and a more fan-friendly arena? Sure. The fans are going to vote with their wallets, and the organization has to find out what the fans value most. David said sometimes fans want to believe in the direction of the franchise. If they do not see the current team as a legitimate contender, then fans would just as soon rebuild. “I think the Rangers went through that for a few years, where they kept bringing in veteran players and it didn’t work out,” David said. “I think they finally admitted that they needed to rebuild.”


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Volleyball receives first team rankings in SLC

HOME COURT HIGHLIGHTS Versus Lamar Versus McNeese State

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Austin Byrd/Star file photos PLAY MAKERS: Amy Weigle, junior middle blocker (7), and Lawrencia Brown, junior outside hitter (11), played hard in past games to help the Bobcats’ secure the Southland Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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Four of the women’s volleyball players earned conference honors in the All-Southland Conference First-Team standings. Ranked athletes include junior Middle blocker Amy Weigle, juniors Lawrencia Brown, Emily Jones and freshman Melinda Cave. “It’s a huge honor and we worked hard to get our players on the list,” Weigle said. Weigle ranks second with a .350 attack percentage and 1.22 per game average in blocks. She ranks fourth with her block tally among the conference’s top players. Weigle has obtained 126 blocks and 109 block assists so far this season. Coach Karen Chisum said Weigle always plays to her full potential and deserves the award. “Amy has done a terrific and very consistent job all season long offensively and defensively so it is a very well deserved honor,” Chisum said. Weigle said the teams accomplishments come from the team’s closeness on and off the court. “Overall I would say our team chemistry (has been the best thing),” she said. “It’s been awesome all season and has worked out for us to where we could win a ring.” Brown received honors on the All-SLC Second Team for the second straight season in a row. She averages 3.28 kills per game and ranks second in

the squad for 3.12 digs per game. “Lawrencia has been key for three years now; we have high expectations of her,” Chisum said. “She is the most athletic kid on this team; there is no doubt about it. When she is on her game she is excellent, she could play on the next level.” Cave ranked as a candidate for the SLC Freshman of the Year because of her second place record in kills per game. “I feel really lucky to have been named a candidate for the SLC freshman of the year,” Cave said. “It makes me feel like my hard work is paying off. I believe that my strongest contribution to the team was my consistency in the front row. For the most part I felt I was a leading force and tried to do everything I could to be consistent.” Chisum said the freshman players have largely contributed to the team. “All of my freshmen (have a bright future). I have a very strong talented freshman class,” she said. Chisum has 650 careers wins and 250 career wins in conference play. Gracious about the honors, she said her players are the main focus of the program. “I think it’s all about the kids that are out there on the court performing,” Chisum said. “I’m most proud that all 650 have come here from Texas State University. This is home, where I have chosen to have my career, where I have been surrounded by good people. The recognition goes to the student athletes and Texas State University.”

2007 Texas State Volleyball Schedule Date

Opponent

Result

North Texas Invitational

Date

Opponent

Sept. 20 vs. Texas-San Antonio

Result

Date

W, 3-1

Oct. 25

vs. Central Arkansas

Oct. 27

vs. Northwestern State W, 3-1

Nov. 2

at Nicholls State

W, 3-1

Nov. 3

at Southeastern La.

W, 3-0

Nov. 6

vs. Texas-Pan American W, 3-0

Nov. 9

at Sam Houston State

W, 3-1

Nov. 10

at Stephen F. Austin

L, 3-0

Aug. 28 Aug. 31

at Baylor vs. Georgia State at North Texas

L, 3-1 L, 3-1 W, 3-1

Sept. 22 vs. TAMU Corpus Christi W, 3-1 Sept. 25 vs. TCU

W, 3-0

Sept. 1

vs. UMKC

W, 3-0

Sept. 29 vs. Texas-Arlington

L, 3-1

Sept. 4

vs. Texas A&M

L, 3-1

Oct. 3

vs. Sam Houston State W, 3-0

Oct. 6

vs. Stephen F. Austin

L, 3-1

Oct. 11

at Texas-San Antonio

W, 3-0

Oct. 13

at TANU Corpus Christi W, 3-0

Oct. 19

at Lamar

L, 3-1

Oct. 20

at McNeese State

L, 3-2

Oct. 23

at Texas-Arlington

L, 3-1

CenturyTel Premier Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 7

vs. Houston vs. Missouri vs. Cal State Fullerton

W, 3-1 L, 3-1 L, 3-1

Rhode Island Invitational Sept. 13 at Rhode Island Sept. 14 vs. Dartmouth Sept. 15 vs. Maine

W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0

Opponent

Result W, 3-0

Southland Conference Tournament Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 18

vs. McNeese State vs. Lamar vs. SFA

W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-2


Thursday, November 29, 2007

SPORTS

The University Star - Page C7


SPORTS THE UNIVERSITY STAR

Page C8 - Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sports Contact — starsports@txstate.edu

Football ends season HOME FIELD HIGHLIGHTS Bobcats look to build on individual accomplishments for team wins

Versus Cal Poly

38 35 By Carl Harper Senior Sports Reporter The Bobcats (4-7, 3-4) did not have the kind of season they wanted to give Brad Wright in his first year as head coach, but there were still many accomplishments for the team, including several broken records. Both Cameron Luke, junior receiver, and Chris MacDonald, senior punter, broke records this year. Luke ended the season with the most single-season receiving yards in school history with 1,035 and 12 touchdown receptions, surpassing David Vela’s 1981 record of 11 touchdown receptions, and tied a school record with 60 catches. MacDonald averaged 48.4 yards on five punts in the rivalry game, breaking the previous school record of 45.9 yards and setting a new career punting average of 44.7 yards. Stan Zwinggi, junior running back, broke another record: he sprinted 92 yards in his first touchdown run of the season against Cal Poly. Zwinggi broke the previous longest run in school history of 91 yards by Mike Littleton against Texas Lutheran in 1965. “We had some good individual things happen to us, and that’s something for them to build on,” Wright said. “Hopefully, for them and the team, the most important thing is winning football games. “They worked hard all year, but I think those guys would trade all those records for a win tonight,” he said after the loss to Sam Houston State. Texas State kicked off the season with 38-35 win against No. 15 Cal Poly on Sept. 1. However, the Bobcats lost momentum after a five-game losing streak, including a 34-27 loss to Baylor in Waco. The Bobcats redeemed themselves on Oct. 20 with a homecoming win against Stephen F. Austin 52-29. The victory began a three-game winning streak as the Bobcats clawed their way back into the conference race with wins against Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana. The second to last game of the season put the conference championship out of reach with a 52-28 loss against Nicholls State. The season ended with Sam Houston State scoring 19 unanswered points in the last nine minutes of the ball game to edge out the Bobcats 29-28.

“We never quit, and there are teams with a lot less character that would have quit,” Wright said, discussing some of the things he enjoyed during his first season as head coach. “Some guys would have thrown in the towel after five straight losses, but we didn’t. That’s the biggest compliment I can give them.” Bradley George, sophomore quarterback, finished the campaign going 190-for-334 in passes for 2,099 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. George, who rushed in three scores, started every game. Clint Toon, junior backup quarterback, made six appearances and completed 29-for-49 of his passes for 299 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Zwinggi missed three games due to a foot injury and gave up the starting position to Karrington Bush. Bush led the Bobcats with 1,039 yards and three goal line crossings on 137 carries. His longest run of the season was for 80 yards against Southeastern Louisiana. “It means a lot to me to rush for that many yards,” Bush said. “I didn’t expect to rush as many yards as I did.” Zwinggi concluded the season with 74 carries, 497 yards and nine touchdowns. Alvin Canady, sophomore running back, and Morris Crosby, sophomore wide receiver, each had three touchdowns with 264 and 206 receiving yards, respectively. Adrian Thomas, junior wide receiver, never made an end zone appearance, but had 301 yards receiving. Marcus Clark, freshman linebacker, led the defense with 71 total tackles, 40 of them coming solo. He led the team with four interceptions and 69 return yards. Travis Houston, sophomore linebacker, Mike Rutledge, junior defensive back, and Nick Clark, senior defensive end, combined for 167 total tackles. Houston had one interception and three sacks. Jervoress Crenshaw, junior defensive back, and Daniel Varvel, senior defensive back, each had three interceptions. Texas State ended the year with sixth place in the Southland Conference standings. McNeese State went undefeated and wrapped up the conference championship over Sam Houston State, who earned second place.

Austin Byrd/Star file photo

CLEARING THE WAY: Senior Josh Baron clears the way for the Bobcats second point after attempt of the day. The Bobcats went on to defeat the Cal Poly Mustangs 35-38.

Homecoming

52 29 EVERY INCH COUNTS: Sophomore RB Alvin Canady powers his way through the defense. Canady rushed for 182 net yards during Saturday’s win against Stephen F. Austin

Cotton Miller/Star file photo

Versus SE Louisana

45 31

Cotton Miller/Star file photo

BREAK ON THROUGH: Red-shirt Freshman Karrington Bush charges through the SE Louisiana’s defense during a win at Bobcat Stadium.

2007 Texas State Football Schedule Date

Opponent

Location

Result

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Homecoming Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 15

vs. Cal Poly vs. Abilene Christian at Baylor at South Dakota St. vs. McNeese State at Central Arkansas vs. Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern State vs. Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls State vs. Sam Houston State

San Marcos, Texas San Marcos, Texas Waco Texas Brookings, S.D. San Marcos, Texas Conway, Ark. San Marcos, Texas Natchitoches, La. San Marcos, Texas Thibodaux, La. San Marcos, Texas

W, 38-35 L, 45-27 L, 34-27 L, 38-3 L, 41-20 L, 63-21 W, 52-29 W, 20-17 W, 45-31 L, 52-28 L, 29-28

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