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Banner system to streamline registration David Johnson Staff Writer As the 2011 spring semester approaches, major changes in how students register for classes are being made. The current enrollment system, Circle Park Online, will soon be replaced by the new Self Service Banner student information system. The goal of the Banner system is to provide students with around-the-clock direct access to their personal data. Following suit with the previous systems, the application of Banner will help with the organization and centralization of important student information. Not only will the new system take care of student registration, but Banner will also allow students to manage academic history, information pertaining to graduation and several other functions. “Banner is a fully integrated student information system,” Monique Anderson, associate dean of enrollment and university registrar, said. “Students, faculty and staff will be able to access the new system through MyUTK, myutk.utk.edu, which is the portal for the new system.” Students will log in to the system in the traditional manner, using their NetID. From there, MyUTK will send them to an individual page in which the user can view his or her personal data such as course schedules and academic records. The pages will serve as a centralized site for students to access all necessary information on a regular basis. To provide a more user-friendly experience, all content displayed on the pages will be customizable. Anderson confirmed several of the functions implemented within the system, all available through a single logon. Besides managing admissions and registering for classes in the Banner system, students will be able to pay fees, access DARS, view academic records and

transcripts, search the catalog and even check their e-mail. “Faculty and staff will have access to student information in one place, which will help them better serve students for registration, academic advising and teaching,” Anderson said. “MyUTK will be very easy to use since it is web based, and everything that students need will be in one location.” Although all student information will now be centralized, the implementation of both the Self Service Banner system and MyUTK may be met with some confusion. Many students were unaware of changes being made to registration until recently, and several have already begun asking questions about the new system. “What’s wrong with CPO?” Kaitlin Williams, undecided freshman, said. “I’m kind of nervous about having to learn an entirely new system, especially since I’ll need it next semester.” For students who are unsure about the new system, several informational training sessions regarding how to access and utilize the system are already being held and are scheduled to continue through December. Students, faculty and staff who have any questions or concerns regarding the new system are encouraged to attend. MyUTK went live Monday with the spring semester timetable of classes, and students will begin registering in the system Sept. 30. Although several functions of MyUTK are already being implemented, CPO will remain operational for the remainder of the fall semester. To access the timetable, visit the A-to-Z section of UT’s website at www.utk.edu/alpha, then click the letter “T” and search for “Timetable of Classes.” For more information on training sessions, accessing MyUTK, or general questions about the system, visit http://tennessee.edu/banner/utk.

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Students head to and from class along the Pedestrian Mall on Wendesday, Aug. 25. Students will soon be registering for classes and utilizing the new UT Banner system, which will slowly begin handling most functions of the Circle Park Online system over the semester.

‘Leadershops’ foster student enrichment SOLD program to provide practical leadership experience Donesha Aldridge Staff Writer

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Ayres Hall sits in front of a sunrise on Wednesday, Aug. 25. After a long period of renovations, plans are underway for a grand reopening of Ayres around Homecoming, on Nov. 12 and 13.

Students are gaining leadership and people skills by attending some of the Student Orientation and Leadership Development Offices’ Leadershops. The SOLD Office will host a Communications Skills and Strategies “leadershop” Wednesday. Tripp Purks, graduate assistant in the SOLD office, said the workshop will teach the importance of setting common goals when working with others to complete tasks. “It will cover practical tips on how to take your personal communication to the next level and ensure success as a competent and collaborative leader,” Purks said. Purks said each workshop is uniquely designed to help all types of students. “Students will benefit from both practical and theoretical experiences that use their current experience and self-knowledge to encourage development of strengths and skills,” he said. “Leadershops empower students to be able to realize their personal leadership styles and strengths and subsequently become stronger leaders on campus and overall better representatives of UT.” Sally Parish, another graduate assistant in the SOLD office, said even though these workshops are for training, students usually enjoy themselves as well. “Leadershops are a fun, stress-free way for all students to become better leaders on campus,” she said. “I would encourage all students to try to attend at least one. I promise they will not be disappointed.” Parish said the workshops are relevant because everyone needs to know how to be a servant leader and communicate effectively. The first leadershop in August was “True Colors: The Roommate Edition.” Parish and Purks said it was very successful and about 30 students attended. “The students who attended had excellent things to say,” Parish said. Parish said she is looking forward to the rest of the leadershops happening this semester. “One of our office’s goals is to provide leadership development opportunities for all students at the University of Tennessee, regardless of their current positional leadership role on campus,” she said. “Leadershops are one of many ways we accomplish this on a regular basis. We truly believe that anyone can be a leader, and we are certainly here to help with that process.” Parish said the benefits of attending a leadershop are long term . “My biggest piece of advice for student leaders is to find something you love doing, and do it to the best of your ability,” she said. “Leadershops, like many of our office programs, are designed to help students to do just that.” Besides the leadershop on Wednesday, SOLD will host two other workshops this semester. “Building a Foundation for Leadership” will be held Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center. It will provide the opportunity for students to learn what values contribute to making big differences in decision making. “Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity” will be held Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in the UC rooms 223 and 224. This workshop is designed to help students learn how to be open to world views. Wednesday’s leadershop will be at 6 p.m. in Humes’ multipurpose room.


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Students and staff converse at the Portuguese Table at the Golden Roast Cafe on Friday, Sept. 17. The event, hosted by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, gives students an opportunity to practice speaking Portuguese with native speakers and is held every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at spj.org. Any questions or concerns regarding UT’s SPJ chapter can be sent to aelias3@utk.edu.

Officer Elections The Society of Professional Journalists will be holding local chapter elections today for UT. Student chapter officer positions on the ballot will be that of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and an officer of publicity. SPJ is one of the oldest organizations devoted to representing the field of journalism and journalists. Established in 1909, SPJ promotes and defends First Amendments rights to freedom of speech and the press. Nearly 300 local chapters comprise SPJ in the United States and boasts a membership of more than 9,000 members. Students interested in joining SPJ can register

Baker Center lecture aims to inform and increase dialogue To have a meaningful discussion about the major economic problems facing our country, you first need to have a solid understanding of those problems. Sherry Kasper, professor of economics at Maryville College and visiting fellow at the Baker Center, will provide a “Federal Budget 101” speech today, during a presentation. Free and open to the public, Kasper’s presentation, “Economic Literacy in Civil and Uncivil Discourse: Addressing the Federal Debt and Deficit,” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. Kasper’s lecture will be webcast live and archived for future viewing at http://tinyurl.com/24qq2ak. As part of the Baker Center’s continuing series on civility, Kasper will provide an explanation of basic economic principles so participants can engage in civil and bipartisan dialogue about major economic issues facing our country. The Baker Center is a public policy institute integrating research, education, public programming

and archives. It develops programs and promotes research to further the public’s knowledge of our system of governance and to highlight the critical importance of public service, a hallmark of Sen. Baker’s career. Accomplished alumni honored Two University of Tennessee school of art alumni visited the campus for a lecture and exhibit opening on Thursday. Bill FitzGibbons and Creighton Michael, both accomplished artists, launched the Filament exhibit which will run through Oct. 31 in the Ewing Gallery, housed in the campus Art and Architecture building. Both men also received the Accomplished Alumnus Award, given by the UT Office of Alumni Affairs. The award recognizes graduates who have achieved great professional success. The exhibit includes paintings from Michael’s MOTIF series, FitzGibbons’ new Fire Drawings and a collaborative video and dimensional drawing piece by both artists. A correlative lighting installation by FitzGibbons also will be on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art. FitzGibbons has received more than 30 public art commissions throughout his distinguished

career as an international sculptor and public artist. His work has appeared in such venues as the Lab Gallery in New York and the San Antonio Museum of Art. Recent commissions include site-specific light installations in Reykjavic, Iceland, and Seattle. FitzGibbons received a BFA in sculpture and art history from UT in 1972 and an MFA in sculpture and multimedia from Washington University in St. Louis. Michael’s work has been honored with a variety of awards including a Pollack-Krasner Foundation grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in sculpture. His work is on display in such prestigious collections as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Mint Museums of Art in Charlotte, N.C. The Accomplished Alumni program is designed to attract alumni of note to campus to share their success stories. Alumni who are honored through this program spend time on campus teaching students, sharing dialogue with faculty and engaging with other alumni and friends of the university. A variety of outstanding alumni have been featured in this program including CEOs of major corporations, Olympians, authors, artists, musicians, U.S. Ambassadors and civic leaders.


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Music offerings on Strip lack quality Chris Bratta Staff Writer Whether you call it Cumberland Avenue or the Strip, most Knoxvillians understand that you are talking about that little extension of Kingston Pike, running from the beginning of UT’s campus to South Central Street near the Old City. Every time I venture down to the Strip, I know what to expect between 17th and 22nd street — similar food, similar drinks, that oddly placed rug store, University Liquors, some gas stations and very little amounts of live music. What has happened? What has changed? Some people do not realize that the music scene located on the Strip is in sad shape when compared to the past. Now don’t get me wrong, I would hardly call the Strip a desolate wasteland for everything. However, we would probably have better luck finding decent music in the town adjacent to wherever it is that Kevin Bacon lives in “Footloose.” Here is how I break down the Strip’s bars,

venues and restaurants: no music, selected music, live music and original live music. No music is typically reserved for places you don’t really intend on staying at for too long — like the majority of the restaurants, but that is a whole different column. These places are not intended for large amounts of people wanting to stay, and some of them are even designed to get people in and out as fast as possible. These places do not pose too much of a problem for me, because I don’t expect to have music while attempting to keep my buddy awake in the late-night line of Krystal or Jimmy John’s. Selected music is typically the radio, but sometimes you will run into a jukebox, which in my opinion is a little bit better than the radio. These places tend to be sitdown restaurants, but there are a few bars thrown into the mix. Most of these places have the ability and means to facilitate better music options. The music could range from a light, yet amazing, Boling, Brown and Holloway Trio, to the plethora of rock groups available in Knoxville.

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The Strip is seen at night in this undated photo. Some students have long wished for a more vibrant music scene to come to the university’s go-to area for night-time entertainment.

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My definition of live music on the Strip is the coverband scene. Most of the cover bands I have seen are typically middle-aged and overweight. These guys can usually hold it down for a little while, but their inability to last throughout the show makes me wonder if Centrum Silver really works. The other types of musicians found in these places are usually strapping young gentlemen looking to make some money playing poor versions of “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Hotel California.” That being said, cover songs are fine, but the stuff I hear blaring from the few places that even have live music is usually sub-par. The original live music scene is even further limited. These are places that provide an opportunity to new and old groups or individuals to play their own music. There is an exceedingly small amount of places that encourage or even allow this on the Strip. In fact, there are less than a handful of establishments on all of Cumberland Avenue that provide this type of service. This is a huge problem for the music scene in Knoxville. It causes a lack of development amongst the groups by limiting them to certain sectors of the city, and it strips the location of its reputable status for good live music. It is hard for me to be optimistic about it, but I am willing to try. Even though there have been recent additions to the Strip, and they all look the same, I am willing to try. The amount of quality music needs to significantly increase, but the support needs to increase too. We can’t keep ignoring the $5 covers for quality live music. It is worth it.


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Creativity stymied by new technology George Richardson Photography Editor We live in the “now” generation. People can buy, sell, watch, listen to, download and upload almost anything imaginable at the click of a mouse. People, especially kids our age and younger, have come to expect immediate content whenever and wherever we have a moment’s spare time. iPads, smartphones and netbooks have made this even easier, allowing people to take the entire World Wide Web with them anytime they leave their house. The average American spends more than 60 hours a month online, which totals more than an entire month spent online over the course of a year. Most of this time is spent cruising aimlessly through the e-world of Facebook posts, YouTube videos and celebrity Tweets. This unprecedented access to information and content has turned our culture into one of content consumption at the expense of creation. People waste countless hours staring at their computer or cell phone to see what others have done instead of trying things themselves. This is a killer for creativity. Think of the last time you had a project to work on. Odds are, the first thing you did was consult Google for the “right” way to tackle the problem. You didn’t take any risk in trying to make your own creative approach for how to solve whatever issue you were dealing with. Taking risks is how people break out from the pack. Bill Gates is a perfect example. He took a huge risk by dropping out of college to start up a small technology company that would one day become the Goliath of the electronics world. He certainly didn’t get there by sitting at home watching YouTube videos and posting Facebook statuses about that girl in his Anthro class that was totally checking him out. Now, I’m not telling you to drop out and start up your own technology company because that’s what worked for Bill, so it’s bound to work for you. What I am telling you is that you aren’t going to be able to make a real impact without taking some level of risk and trying things on your own. I’m also guilty of not being creative. There have been plenty of times when I’ve sat at home and listened to the Bed Intruder Song instead of striking out on some worthwhile endeavor. However, I do take the time to get out and try new things. Sure, it’s easy to lie at home, but the fun is short lived. The things that stand out in your life always involve a place you visited for the first time or the feel of accomplishment you have from achieving a goal you set for yourself. But people are too “now” driven to put the amount of time into make lasting impacts. The Sistine Chapel certainly wasn’t painted overnight. Michael Jordan didn’t just walk onto the court one day and leave the next with six championship rings. These things took years of work and countless hours of training before they were even thought about. A perfect example is the image of Ayres Hall on the first page of today’s paper. A few weeks ago I woke up hours before dawn and rode down to campus to get a sunrise image of the most iconic building on UT’s campus. I could have taken a simple picture like the one you’ve seen a thousand times in every UT pamphlet, but instead I made an effort to create an image that shows this subject in a different way from what is normally expected. So, are you going to spend the rest of the day going through the same routine just because it’s what is easy and readily available, or are you going to push the boundaries, take risks and try something new? —George Richardson is a senior in electrical engineering. He can be reached at grichar6@utk.edu. COFFEY & INK • Kelsey Roy

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‘I love you’ overused, undervalued by society “C an’t Fight t h e Fe e l i n g ” by

Kathryn Cunningham I love you. Three little words that hold so much power but roll right off the tongue. A phrase not to be taken lightly, but ironically, over the past couple days I’ve been told “I love you” on more than one occasion — not because people are actually falling in love with me left and right (hard to believe, I know), but because it’s become the social norm to take away from the true meaning of “love.” You’re probably guilty of this, just as am I. If you’re stuck in traffic and someone finally gives you a break, why not share the love? Or if you’re like my good friend, Greg, you’re professing your love to the bartender that gave you a free PBR the other night. So I want to ask, what is the true meaning of these three words? Why is it so easy to throw in a few “I love you”s in everyday conversation, but other times it’s the riskiest, frightening, most vulnerable, put-your-heart-on-the-line type of thing you could possibly do? We do this because the potential reward outweighs the risk. Although upfront it’s terrifying, when the love of your life says it back to you, it’s an incomparable feeling to anything else in the world. Throughout a relationship, I feel as though the main goal is love — as you’re dating and moving through the stages, you both are trying to figure out if you’re falling in love with that person. We see this in movies, books and everyday life. It’s everywhere we turn. People are giving love, receiving love, selling love and making love. We dream about it, and we desire it. Love is not only a feeling, but rather a decision. When you’ve decided to love someone, you’ve decided to stand by them at all times. You’ve chosen to be with them despite what flaws they might have. Webster’s dictionary states it simply: Love is a “strong affection for another, arising out of kinship or personal ties; attraction based on sexual desire; affection and tenderness felt by lovers;

affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests.” Yet I still don’t feel as though this definition gives it justice. Unfortunately, throughout your relationship it’s not going to be rainbows and butterflies all the time, and when those hardships come, are you still going to feel in “love” and have a “strong affection” for the other? You know you’re in love with someone when you’ve decided to put their dreams, desires and well-being before your own. When you’ve decided that you could see yourself being with that one person for the rest of your life, then you’re in love. But this area isn’t always black and white. It’s not easy to know when you’ve come to that turning point. My friend Sarah said it best: “Love isn’t just something that you happen upon, and there’s no exact time frame of when you should start feeling ‘in love.’ It’s something that can’t be measured, but when you decide to love someone you just know. You’re willing to put that person first in every situation.” When in a relationship, you’re consumed with thoughts of “How soon is too soon?” or “How long can I wait?” The answer? There’s not one. I know, I’m sorry. My grandparents were married after four short months, and they’re still together. My parents? Engaged after only six months. Two of my friends have been dating more than a year and said “I love you” at the eight-month mark. A couple who recently married waited to say “I love you” until he proposed. All different time frames, but all truly in love. The bottom line is, don’t discount the weight of these words, and don’t say them before you’re ready. Take your time, and it will make the moment that much more meaningful. Chances are, once you say it, you won’t want to stop. Just like our dear friends Seth and Evan from “Superbad”… S: “I love you. I love you. I’m not even embarrassed to say it. I just, I, I love you.” E: “I’m not embarrassed. I love you.” S: “Why don’t we say that everyday? Why don’t we say that more often? I just want to go to the rooftops and scream, ‘I love my best friend Evan.’” E: “I want the world to know it’s the most beautiful thing in the world.” —Kathryn Cunningham is a junior in psychology. She can be reached at kcunnin4@utk.edu.

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What was the last movie you’ve seen that was directed by a woman? For me, it was “The Runaways” by Floria Sigismondi. Before that, it was the indie film “Wake,” and I shamelessly admit to only watching it because of Ian Somerhalder. It ended up being a great multigenre indie film about a woman who goes to the funerals of strangers to feel connected to people. It was ridiculously funny, even though it doesn’t sound like it, and Hyde from “That 70s Show” plays the dorky sidekick. Watch it. Getting back on topic, if I were to list all the films I’ve seen this year that were directed by women, it’d look as if I hadn’t seen a movie in ages. This is not because women don’t direct films; it’s because they’re so infrequent you have to diligently seek them out. A female-directed movie is like a unicorn. Rare, legendary and hopefully as magical as it should be. But like unicorns, they’re hard to find. “Wake” was made a year after “The Runaways.” Then there are films like “The Kids Are All Right” and “Please Give” (also independently made; big shocker there), which I wanted to see, but they weren’t being screened in my hometown at the time. I was no longer interested when they’d finally popped up a month later in a suburban theater on the outskirts of town. In the words of my mother, “Where’s the fun in seeing it in a theater after it’s been out forever?” As soon as they show up in Netflix though, I’ll be right there. However, dollars you spend renting a movie doesn’t send the same message to Hollywood as buying a ticket on opening weekend. To make a very long explanation short, women have been screwed out of directing more films, more often. There are a number of reasons why, but I think the biggest reason is because every female-directed film doesn’t make billions at the box office. The general moviegoer doesn’t even know the female director’s great movie exists. Local theaters suck because they only screen big-budget action movies and the latest low-brow rom-com or potty-humor buddy film. They’re the pictures the theaters think are going

to make money, regardless of how stupid the movie is. I can’t hate them for wanting to make money. It becomes a gender thing after the lack of one blockbuster success determines a female director’s career. On the other end of that argument are the moderate successes. When the ladies make movies that go under the radar, getting the green light to make their next film is harder. A movie by a female director that does okay or breaks even is still considered a failure by the good ol’ boys and their legion of delightfully sexist bloggers. But honestly, earning the money back that it costs to make the film is a good thing. Ironically, when a male director creates an epic fail, unless you're M. Night Shyamalan, you’re given a second chance. Women, like minorities in any field, often have one chance to prove themselves. They have to go big or go home. That’s an unrealistic goal for newbies to attain 100 percent of the time. That’s like wanting every new director to make a sleeper hit twice a year. It’s not always possible, and those who fall by the wayside aren’t shown mercy. They’re simply screwed. Some films fail financially because the advertising was misleading, the editing was poorly executed or the trailer told the whole story. None of those things are the director’s fault. Still, they get blamed for it. For example, do you know where the lady is who directed the Megan Fox horror-esque thriller “Jennifer’s Body” (which suffered from bad marketing and trailers)? Neither do I. On IMDB.com, she has no upcoming projects. The film didn’t make boatloads of money, and despite average reviews, no one has yet given her a chance to redeem herself. However, Robert Luketic, the guy who made this summer’s “Killers,” the lame romantic comedy “The Ugly Truth,” the whitewashed poker movie “21” and other films that were skewered by critics has been attached to two potentially big projects in the future. This has to change. I’m starting, in a small way, by going out of my way to see female-directed films this fall. “Country Strong,” directed by relative newbie Shana Feste and filmed up the road from us, is first on my list. By this time next year, I want to be able to say I’ve seen more than just two films lately that were directed by women. —Melody Gordon is a senior in journalism and electronic media. She can be reached at mgordo10@utk.edu.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Single ofthe Week Kanye West - “Monster” Kanye West, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj. Add a distorted intro/outro from indie folk band Bon Iver to fiery verses from these four heroes of modern hip-hop, and a monster of a track is produced. All puns aside, this song brings the listener back to the heyday of the rap group. With so many incredible artists spitting out verses, the song remains a Kanye West song only for the sake of the iTunes info. Indeed, if any verse sticks out, it is Minaj’s, which is surprising given her arsenal of uninspiring pop songs. “Monster” is certainly a promising preview of West’s album due this November, as it signals a detachment from the auto-tuned obsession of “808s and Heartbreak.” —Brian Conlon Frontier Ruckus - “Nerves of the Nightmind” Although this song barely passes the four-minute mark, it has an obvious epic quality to it. This may be attributed to previous recording having “Spring Terror” and “Nerves of the Nightmind” as one continuous track, but for some reason, which banjoist Dave Jones cannot pinpoint, the tracks were separated on Frontier Ruckus’ 2010 sophomore album “Deadmalls and Nightfalls.” Separating these songs is a bit like skipping through the first six minutes of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” to reach the climax. The result still leaves a substantial amount of banjo-driven catharsis with the eerie voice of Zach Nichol’s saw whining in the background and Matt Milia’s voice warbling in harmony. —Brian Conlon of Montreal - “Sex Karma” Teaming up with pop superstar Beyoncé Knowles’ sister Solange, of Montreal finally has the voice of an actual African-American woman in the band to match up to lead singer Kevin Barnes’ black she-male on-stage alter ego. This song takes of Montreal’s patented bass-laden brand of pop music and injects it with a definite rhythm and blues feel to it. “Sex Karma,” as the name suggests, is replete with suggestive lyrics and double entendres. The vocal tradeoff between Knowles and Barnes creates nothing short of a fun, endearing track to ease your end-of-summer woes. —Brian Conlon Women - “Eyesore” Decade by decade, one can generally read the times by the fashion. Such is especially true with guitar rock. In the late ’50s, early ’60s we saw the advent of rock ‘n’ roll and its no-frill, clean amp with reverb turned up loud enough to create distortion. Then came the psychedelic rockers with Leslie organ cabinets, analog phase shifters and fuzzy, non-aggressive distortion. At this point came compressors and flangers, then again in the ’90s came distortion, and with it drop-tuning and Nu-Metal. Over the last ten years, four decades of revolutionary aural modification have slowly been stripped back in favor of a mostly clean guitar with enough reverb to send your speakers to space on their less-than-Earth-gravity tone. Women excel at this approach, with spiraling riffs that seem to go nowhere then everywhere all at once. The only equivalent for such blissful broken record repetition is stoner metal, and though Electric Wizard’s new album is supposed to be released later this year, I’m content to wait with “Eyesore.” —Jake Lane

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Tuesday, Septemeber 21, 2010

Cross-country teams face in-state foes Lady Vols split weekend matches Vols place first, Lady Vols sixth in Commodore Classic in Nashville Genna Pinto

Lady Vols The UT women’s team placed sixth overSaturday the Tennessee cross-country all with 177 points. Vanderbilt took the top teams competed in the Commodore Classic, spot, accumulating 21 points, followed by Lipscomb (54), Chattanooga (97), Belmont held in Nashville, Tenn. (113) and Middle Tennessee (136). The Lady Vols were led by freshman Vols Amber Zimmerman, who completed the The Volunteer men finished first in the 13-team field. The team’s first five runners 5,000-meter course in 18:57.44, which was compiled 27 points for the victory, followed good for 17th place. “Amber continues to show improveby Chattanooga with 47 points and Belmont m e n t , ” with 91 wo m e n ’s points. cross-coun“I am try coach v e r y was especially pleased with the top-six spread J.J. Clark h a p p y said. “She with the is doing a outcome of (35.21 seconds) we had. If we can hold that spread and really nice the meet,” job for a UT men’s improve upon it, we should have a successful crossfreshman. c ro s s - c o u n Our team try coach continues country season. G e o r g e to get betWatts said. “I ter as time was especial- – UT men’s cross-country coach George Watts, on the goes on, ly pleased Commodore Classic results and we’re with the topdeveloping six spread (35.21 seconds) we had. If we can hold that and continuing to get better as the season spread and improve upon it, we should have progresses.” The second runner for the Vols to cross a successful cross-country season.” Finishing first for the Vols was Michael the line was sophomore Ramzee Fondren, Spooner, who ran the 8,000-meter course in who received her highest-ever team scor25 minutes, 25.61 seconds. Spooner fin- ing, placed 37th overall in a time of ished third overall and scored two points 19:40.86. Junior Elizabeth Tiller had an outstandfor the team. Finishing behind him was Chris Bodary, with a time of 25:42.14, good ing performance and placed 38th, as she clocked a personal best of 19:42.54. for fifth overall. Sophomore Ally Colvin followed Tiller in Following Spooner and Bodary was a trio of Vols. Senior captain Steve Fassino 57th place with a time of 20:07.57. Junior placed sixth in 25:44.46, followed by junior Elizabeth Altizer placed 59th with a time of Tom Gilmartin at 25:49.97 and senior cap- 20:10.14, and the Lady Vols final competitain Chris Rapp, who crossed the line in tor, sophomore Andrea Ferri, came in 65th with a time of 20:24.06. 25:49.77. Both the men’s and women’s cross-counJake Rainey, a freshman, finished 13th in a time of 26:02.28, whose points did not try teams will be back in action on Oct. 1 as the compete in the Brooks Paul Short Run, contribute towards the team total. The Volunteers finished above SEC com- which will be held in Bethlehem, Pa. The petitor Vanderbilt, as well as South Lady Vols will race their first 6K race of the Regional competitors Chattanooga and 2010 season, while the Vols will race an 8K. The race is hosted by Lehigh University. Middle Tennessee State. Staff Writer

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Drum major Alex White of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band strikes a pose during the halftime show of Saturday’s game against the Florida Gators. The band can be seen and heard practicing Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:25 p.m. to 3:15 pm on the Intramural Fields.

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Junior midfielder Chelsea Hatcher presses forward, splitting two Wisconsin defenders on Friday, Sept. 17. The Lady Vols lost to the Badgers 1-0 but finished the weekend strong, with an 8-0 victory over Chattanooga.

Jason Hall Staff Writer The Lady Vols soccer team hosted two matches this weekend at Regal Soccer Stadium. The first was a Friday-night match against Wisconsin and the second was held Sunday afternoon against Chattanooga. On Friday, UT lost 1-0. The Lady Vols actually out-shot the Badgers 20-12, including 8-6 shots on goal. Unfortunately, the only shot that went in for the Lady Vols was a second-half shot by junior Chelsea Hatcher, which was called back because of an offside call. “I thought it was a goal,” Hatcher said. “Until they told me it was offside. It’s pretty frustrating, but it happens.” Penalties were the key factor in UT’s loss on Friday. Both teams were whistled for a total of 38 fouls, including 20 against UT. Four yellow cards were also issued. However, Lady Vols coach Angela Kelly took the game as a positive learning experience. “I was very pleased with the style of soccer we played tonight,” Kelly said. “We possessed the ball well and did a good job of attacking Wisconsin's defense. You have to pick and choose the time to be direct or the time to build the attack. This young team did that tonight and felt what it was like. “I’ve been using the metaphor that our team is ‘trudging through mud’ right now. You have to battle to get through that ‘mud’ and have the fortitude to win and persevere. Nothing about our team’s approach tonight disappointed the coaching staff. We had 20 shots with five to seven of those from point-blank range. We just have to put the ball in the back of the net.” One of the highpoints of the match was

the successful play of goalkeeper Molly Baird. The redshirt senior made five saves and credits her defense for playing hard the entire match. “Overall I’m really proud of our defenders,” Baird said. “They really have been stepping up and doing the little things to play like great defenders.” Sunday’s match against Chattanooga turned out much better for UT, as it crushed the Mocs in an 8-0 victory. Kelly praised her team’s success in Sunday’s game. “It’s always important to have success in the attacking half of the field,” Kelly said. “With our strength of schedule we weren’t going to get any easy games, and that wears on a young team. I think that our team is much more mature for having such a schedule and traveling across the country. Now we understand how to compete, how to battle, and how to persevere even if we didn’t have success in the previous game. We had a great rhythm. We had discipline within our attack. We had discipline within our speed of play and ball speed. This is the first game in my 15 years here that I think we used every player in one game. To have everyone physically contributing is really special, and I want to commend the team for that.” The leading scorers for the Lady Vols were sophomore Kylie Bono, junior Emily Dowd and freshman Sanna Saarinen. Each had two goals. Sophomores Ali Hall and Amy Harrison each added one goal. Baird continued her success in the goal by keeping a shutout for 77 minutes before being substituted for redshirt-freshman R.B. Wyatt. The Lady Vols out shot the Lady Mocs 43-6, and 24-2 in shots on goal. The Lady Vols begin SEC conference play on Friday, Sept. 24 when they host Arkansas.


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