Northwestern State University
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Natchitoches, Louisiana Student Newspaper of NSU since 1914 Volume 95: Issue 16
Coca-Cola fulfills contract with new marquee
Andrew Bordelon Burke said. Kelly said the reason the new
Staff Writer “It didn’t cost NSU a dime,” he marquee has not been constructed
said. until now, however, was because
N SU has finished constructing This contract went into effect in NSU was in the process of finding
a new marquee in front of the 2006 and was a change from NSU’s someone to construct the sign within
Watson Library. Coca-Cola prior agreements with Coke. the price range the university had to
donated the marquee as part of a “We use to have a vendors con- spend.
contract that stipulates that it only be tract,” Burke said. “Now we have The money available to spend
used for informing students and the a non-exclusive beverage pouring was not affected by any of the recent
community about campus events. rights contract.” state-wide budget cuts though.
The contract currently in effect Director of Auxiliary Services “We didn’t use any state mon-
between Coke and NSU was partial- Jennifer Kelly also helped develop ey,” Kelly said. “It was all donated
ly worked on by Athletic Director the current contract with Coke. money.”
Greg Burke. NSU had only a vending con- The donation of the new mar-
NSU’s contract with Coke en- tract with the company prior to Nov. quee is not only helpful for NSU’s
sures that the university will sell no 1, 2006, meaning the university budget, but for its physical land-
less than 90 percent of Coke prod- would only receive a percentage of scape as well.
ucts as beverages, but allows for the sales earned from the drink vend- “I think the sign is pretty be-
10 percent of other beverages to be ing machines, Kelly said. cause it is so new and big,” said
served. The current contract, signed Hattie Vaughn, junior business ad-
“Under Louisiana law, a vendor in 2006, now gives NSU upfront ministration major. “It makes the ap-
who signs a 90/10 contract is obli- capital, annual payments, and a con- pearance of the front of the library
gated to provide some kind of physi- tinuation of the percentage of drink more pleasing.”
cal improvement or enhancement for sales, she explained. NSU President Randall Webb
that campus,” he said. “There had to be a capital dona- agreed, and added that he was ulti-
Coke donated the money neces- tion,” Kelly said. mately surprised.
sary for the purchase and installation The marquee was in the contract “I was aware of the contract and
of the new marquee to fulfill its ob- as the capital donation required to be that we would be receiving a new Photo by David Royal/ The Current Sauce
ligation to give at least $50,000 to given be Coca-Cola when the con- sign, but I was impressed to see the As part of a contracted agreement made in 2006, Coca-Cola provided funding for a new marquee. The sign, which
NSU as part of the 10 year contract, tract was signed. end result,” Webb said. was installed last week, sits in front of Watson Library.
Graduates discuss life after NSU
David Royal questions, several of the panelist re- Air Force Maj. Lee Erickson,
News Editor vealed that they had changed their who was one of the panelists, said
life plans since graduating. he enjoyed the event and appreci-
s part of NSU’s celebration Panelist Todd Huddleston grad- ated everything it offered.
of its 125th anniversary, the uated with an undergraduate and “It was quite an honor to be
Louisiana Scholars’ College graduate degree in mathematics, but invited and come back,” said Erick-
invited students to take part in found himself studying in Korea and son, who graduated with a degree in
a question and answer session with now teaching martial arts in New humanities and social thought. “I
actual graduates from the program. Orleans. hope everyone here will be able to
The panel consisted of seven Stave explained that Huddleston use what they heard today.”
graduates from the years 1991 to and other panelist like him were ex- Stave explained that she would
2004. Their career fields included cellent examples of how life can lead have like to have more graduates at-
a medical physicist, a high school people in opposite directions of what tend the event, but said that Schol-
teacher, a martial arts instructor and they were intending. ars’ College could not afford it.
a recording music artist. “There were many there that Those who served on the panel were
Holly Stave, a professor of Eng- came to [the Scholars’ College] and generous enough to cover their own
lish at the Scholars’ college, helped ended up doing something com- costs to Natchitoches, she said.
organize the event and said its pur- pletely different than their original The panel was Scholars’ Col-
pose was to give current students plan, so it was nice that students lege’s third and final event designed
an idea of how they can live their were able to see it,” Stave said. to celebrate NSU 125th anniversary.
dreams after graduation and provide Christina Lake, a student in The program held an international
“strategies for negotiating the ‘real the Scholars’ College, agreed with food fair and swing dance event
world.’” Stave. earlier this month.
Stave, who led the discussion “The event was very enlighten- “[Scholars’ College] really
during the event, began by asking ing,” said Lake, who is a senior hu- took the university’s initiative to
the panel a few questions, and then manities and social thought major. make NSU’s anniversary special
Photo contributed by James Picht
From Left to Right: Air Force Maj. Lee Erickson, William Broussard, Sarah Ferstal and Crystal Mallet take part as allowed those in attendance to ask “It was interesting to see all of the seriously, and we hope people en-
panelists in an event held by the Louisiana Scholars’ College on Friday. The panelists answered questions con- their own questions. different directions people took with joyed it and got something out of
cerning how life has changed for them since graduating from NSU and gave tips to current students. After answering only a few their degrees.” it,” Stave said.
Leisure learning classes made available
SGA Amanda Duncil the community, said Melanie Bed- fers Driver’s Education and ACT
Staff Writer good, administrative assistant of preparatory courses as well as lei-
non-credit programs. sure classes such as dance, aerobic
n assortment of non-credit They are self-generated and re- swimming, karate and scrap book-
courses will be offered in quire a fee in order to participate. ing.
February through the Office Students can register by calling “We also offer certification prep
of Electronic and Continuing (800) 376-2422 or (318) 357-6355. courses in several areas which help
Education. Some of the classes that will be the citizens of our community ac-
- The Senate passed Bill SP10-002, which will request approval for the SGA to view the student offered include “Instant Piano for quire new skills to aid in getting new
“Continuing Education is
turnout in last week’s Student Activities Board elections. The goal is to determine whether more or pleased to be able to offer non-credit Hopelessly Busy People,” “Let’s employment or retain their existing
less students are voting than in the past. courses to members of the commu- Dance the East Coast Swing” and positions,” Pinkerton said.
nity who may already have a degree instructional courses for Microsoft “Then as new technologies
- The Senate passed Bill SP10-003, which will request that the Student Trust Fund Committee invests or do not require a degree, but need PowerPoint 2007 and Photo Story. emerge, classes are provided to per-
in female hygiene dispensers for women’s restrooms in Kyser Hall. to continue life-long learning, which “Northwestern’s Continuing mit adults ready access to update
is required in today’s society,” said Education courses impact adults their knowledge in different areas
Hedy Pinkerton, director of the Of- who are required to stay current in such as computer technology which
- The Senate voted to provide the NSU Dodgeball team with funding for a tournament in Kentucky.
fice of Electronic and Continuing their occupational skills by provid- is vital for today’s workforce.”
Education. ing Continuing Education Units More information on upcoming
- The Supreme Court elected Tim Gattie as chief justice last week. Gattie replaced Paul Shelton, who (CEUs),” Pinkerton explained. classes can be found at http://ece.
The courses are “leisure learn-
resigned at the end of last semester. Continuing Education also of- nsula.edu/non-credit.
ing” classes offered as a service to
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February 3, 2010
Spirit of Northwestern Marching
Band sets off to London
Sarah Cramer come, and so I thought, well since
Staff Reporter next year is the 100th year of the
band, we’ll fly it up the flag pole to
The Best Soundin’ Band in the see who salutes,” he said. “And we
Land will be finishing off 2010 and had enough kids say yea, they’d like
ringing in 2011 in London, England. to do it.”
The Spirit of Northwestern A little more than 50 of the 300
Marching Band has been chosen band members will be attending the
to perform in London’s 25th New parade. Victoria Steadman, fresh-
Year’s Day Parade. man addiction studies major, will be
“We have an official letter from going to London during her first year
On this the mayor of the city of London in- on the SON’s cymbal line.
viting us,” Director of Bands Bill “I’ve never been out of the
Brent said. country,” Steadman said. “And Lon-
don is always a place I’ve wanted to
At the parade, the band will be
playing the fight song and a tradi- go.”
tional march, like the “National Em- Both Brent and Steadman be-
blem.” lieve this is going to be a great expe-
“If the Saints win on Sunday, it rience.
will be an arrangement of ‘When the “It just so happens I was at this
Austin T. Walden Saints Go Marching In,’” Brent said. parade about 10 years ago,” Brent
During their six night trip, the said. “I’ve actually seen this parade
became Georgia’s band will be touring London, visit- and it’s great. I really think the kids
ing Oxford and Stratford upon Avon, are in for a great trip.”
first black judge and attending a New Year’s Eve Steadman added, “[It’s exciting]
Gala, among other things. just to be in band and play in front of
since This is not the first time the all those people.”
marching band has been nominated The cost of the trip is $2,900 per
Reconstruction on to play in the parade, Brent said. student, and they will be leaving on
“We were nominated about four Dec. 28, 2010 and will be returning
this date in 1964. years ago,” he said. “But at the time Jan. 4, 2011.
there was just so much going on.” The cost will cover lodging,
But the upcoming school year transportation, three dinners, a fast-
will also mark the band’s 100th anni- food voucher equivalent to $17,
*Courtesy of versary, and Brent felt this would be several tours and a one-year mem-
a good year for the students to take bership in the Youth Music Interna-
www.lyenoba. the trip. tional Performers’ Club.
Photo by Kirk Martin
“They called again this past fall “It’s a great deal,” Brent said.
The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band plays at halftime during a home football game. The band
com* and said we’d really like for you to Alumni and friends are also
was named one of the Eight Great College Marching Bands by “College on the Record.”
welcome on the trip.
Talk Times With Tori:
Cervical cancer awareness
Tori Ladd tients unable to conceive children.
Life Editor Cervical cancer can be detected
during your regular pelvic exam.
Each year about 10,000 women Web MD list the symptoms of cervi-
are diagnosed with cervical cancer cal cancer as:
and about 3,700 women die from the -Bleeding from the vagina that
disease in the United States alone, is not normal, or a change in the
according to the National Cervical menstrual cycle,
Cancer Coalition (NCCC). -Bleeding when something
Webster’s Medical Dictionary comes in contact with the cervix,
says that cervical cancer is caused by such as during sex,
the human papillomavirus (HPV). -Vaginal discharge tinged with
Although there are many different blood.
strands of HPV, only some the HPV As with other medical concerns
strands can cause cervical cancer. ,you should contact a health profes-
According to Medical News sional if you are experiencing any
Today, yearly there are 473,000 new of the symptoms or if you have any
cases of cervical cancer and about questions.
250,000 deaths due to cervical can- To prevent cervical cancer
cer in the world. both genders can practice safe sex.
In emergent countries, cervical Women can also get regular physical
cancer continues to be the number examinations and get the Food and
one cause of death for women. Drug Association approved vaccina-
About 85 percent of those cases tion Gardasil.
occur in low resource areas in the According to Gardasil litera-
world and fewer than 5 percent of ture, Gardasil is the only cervical
those women have never had a Pap cancer vaccine that helps protect
test. against four types of HPV (Types 6,
A Pap test is an examination 11, 16, and 18), the two types that
consisting of the staining of cervical cause 70 percent of cervical cancer
cells taken in a cervical or vaginal cases.
smear for the testing of exfoliated The vaccine is for girls and
cells. young women from ages 9 to 26 and
Eleven percent of women in the are administered by three shots over
United States have also reported that six months.
they do not get Pap test screenings. The NCCC says that a woman
If caught in the early stage, cer- who does not have the Gardasil vac-
vical cancer is curable and the pa- cination or does not get a Pap test
tient may still be able to have chil- yearly significantly increases chanc-
dren after the treatment. es of developing the disease.
If the disease is found in the NSU Health Services, Natchi-
later stages, it can be removed by toches Outpatient Clinic and Natchi-
a hysterectomy removal of lymph toches Health Unit, along with the
nodes, ovaries and fallopian tubes, hospital and other private practices
radiation therapy or chemotherapy. offer the Gardasil vaccination upon
The latter treatments can leave pa- request.
Editor in chief
February 3, 2010
Middle Child POV: Drug tests for all
On crime, part one
The Current Sauce is
Paul Randall Adams more valuable? scholarship money has literally been Sara Mayeux probably was intentionally speeding.
Staff Columnist It has been said that life is thrown away. Wednesday in print Guest Columnist How many of us, howev-
not fair, but universities should try The thousands of dollars er, drive along in our cars, belting
harder to equalize this issue. that are given through the TOPS and online at with the radio, only to realize we’re
Drug usage is not only a program, through school-supported speeding when we see that flash of
problem among athletes. It’s a siren scholarships and through individuals blue light?
t is not un- that lures students to their demise. all go to waste in these circumstanc- Intent is not taken into ac-
common for col- Isn’t it making an invest- es. he other count so much in traffic violations,
lege athletes to ment when a university gives a stu- Why don’t programs such day, I was sitting as the speed limit is posted, and it is
lose their schol- dent a scholarship? as TOPS require a drug test before Visit our website for in a lounge, and I expected that drivers should pay at-
arships due to Somebody who plays the receiving the benefits? overheard a con- tention, but in many criminal cases,
drugs. stocks would get rid of an invest- It would be useful in help- exclusive content, versation about such as murder, it is.
At uni- ment if it were to begin declining in ing to know whether a refund check speeding. Why is this? What does in-
versities nation-wide, drug tests are value. would be spent on school books or It was a tent have to do with anything?
performed at random on football A drug-addicted student is weed.
and watch for new rather long conversation, but the the- If I kill someone, does it
players, baseball players and volley- a failing investment. Are these people the ones sis was that a young lady was upset matter if I meant to kill them? The
ball players alike. Universities should get rid that universities want representing content to be added. that she received a speeding ticket, person is still dead whether I meant
If drugs or steroids are of all of their bad investments. It’s them? when others were going the same to kill them or not.
found in their systems, their schol- those bad investments that help lead Or would they rather en- speed as she, and she was only going Intent matters because it
arships are pulled and their careers other students astray. sure that they are investing their five miles per hour too fast. describes the state of mind of the
ruined. Sure, random drug testing money in something worthwhile, in The Merriam-Webster dic- criminal when the act is committed,
Drug testing can be a stip- is a little less cost efficient than most a student who truly deserves it? tionary definition of crime is “an and as humans, our state of mind is
ulation of accepting a scholarship universities strive for. There are others, though, The views expressed in this act or commission of an act that is important.
with that university. But giving students schol- who work hard to do everything cor- publication do not necessarily reflect forbidden or the omission of a duty If a dog kills someone, it
But why not musicians? arships when they don’t deserve rectly. They try not to be a hindrance that is commanded by public law is put down, regardless of what it is
them is equally as inefficient. or a menace.
those of thinking. Humans can tell us what
Why not the English majors on aca- and that makes the offender liable to
demic scholarship? In all honesty, the average They work hard to be up- The Current Sauce or the university. punishment by that law.” they are thinking.
According to the CDC, drug tests cost about $40, accord- standing and to make something of All submissions may be edited for Essentially, this means that If I accidentally hit a child
48.7% of all college students have ing to the American Civil Liberties themselves. And more importantly, clarity and length. doing something the law says not that runs into the road in front of my
used marijuana in their lifetime. Union, a nominal fee, considering they avoid being a felon. to do, or not doing something the car, it is obviously different than if I
That’s marijuana alone, excluding some students are offered close to They work hard to ensure law says to do is what constitutes a break into that child’s house and kill
$18,000 a year in scholarship and that they are good investments. Go
Guest columnists must be NSU him, and anyone can see that.
the usage of cocaine or other illegal crime.
drugs. federal aid. out. Make something of yourself. students, So, as I wished to tell the So, crime is not, in effect
Is their drug usage any less When a student graduates Don’t allow yourself to be a poor in- but letters to the editor are welcome young lady, she had no right to be defined by the action or omission of
illegal? Are their scholarships any and cannot pass a drug test, that vestment. from anyone. peeved. action, but by the intention behind it.
If she was going even one The thought makes the
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mile per hour faster than the posted crime, provided you can prove your
All submissions become property of thought.
speed limit, she was breaking the
The Current Sauce. law, and was subject to whatever So, next time you are driv-
punishment the law officer deemed ing, watch your speedometer, be-
Information about our letters policy necessary. cause, unless police officers turn into
can be found on our Web site: The question that comes X-Men™ and can mind read, they’re
Joe Cunningham Sarah Cramer out of this is: what if she hadn’t in- going to assume that you are intend-
Editor-in-Chief Staff Writer tentionally been speeding? ing to break the law.
www.thecurrentsauce.com OK, so, given she knew And that, my friend, makes
30-23 28-24 exactly how fast she was going, she you a criminal.
David Royal Amanda Duncil
Half the Battle: Religion of politics
Managing Editor Staff Writer
Tori Ladd Paul Adams
Life Editor Staff Columnist
Joe Cunningham the drive-thru line at Popeye’s with Carolina governor Mark Sanford, a
24-9 14-7 my fiancée and saying, “Oh, by the Republican.
Editor in chief
way, honey, I’m going to be telling Sanford’s wife also has a
America I had a child with my boss’ book coming out, detailing her feel-
Andy Bullard Ms. Reeves
mistress,” and her being OK with ings when she found out about the
Sports Editor Advisor that. In fact, I’ll probably lose my affair Sanford and his Argentinean
34- 31 21-20 ’ve been de- life right then and there. Where is the mistress were having.
bating for a while line between loyalty and morality? Hell hath no fury, am I
now whether or At what point do you say, right?
Jimmie Walker Toby Winkler “Look… Mr. Edwards… you’re What is it about power that
not to buy “The
Staff Writer Web Editor Politician,” the a cool guy and all, and I’m glad to takes people who seem to have de-
27-24 book based on the hilarious shenani- have you as my boss, but... I mean, cent character and twist them into
21-18 claim your child? Seriously? This is the pigs we see chanting their reli-
gans of John Edwards.
Jorge Cantu Andrew Young, former aide my two weeks’ notice.” gion of politics every day? It’s mind-
Andrew Bordelon Taylor Graves to Edwards, wrote this wonderful At what point does your boggling, to say the least.
Staff Writer Design Editor piece of literature detailing the Ed- common sense tell you that things I suppose I’m entirely too
Staff Writer 34-14
28-14 ward’s scandalous affair with Rielle have gone too far? exposed to the happenings in Wash-
31-21 Hunter (including the child Edwards The absolute best part of ington, but that (and attention deficit
fathered during the affair). this is that people make these kind disorder) are the price we pay for 24-
Young was an incredibly of scandals out to be a political or hour news services.
loyal aide. belief issue. It’s a constant barrage of
He apparently didn’t even It’s the Right or the Left information I think we, as a people,
blink when Edwards asked him to that only do this. And that’s just were a lot better off without.
claim fatherhood over his illegiti- wrong. Both sides are up to their Oh, and if there is one per-
mate child. And his wife was cool necks in their sins. son who should write a book, it’s
with it, too! Edwards, of the Demo- Mark Foley. I bet that would be a
I can’t imagine sitting in cratic party, is just as guilty as South real page-turner.
David Royal Andrew Bordelon
Managing Editor/News Editor Staff Columnist
Tori Ladd Joe Cunningham Amanda Duncil
Life Editor Staff Reporter
Editor in Chief
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Sports Editor Staff Reporter
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February 3, 2010
Demon Athlete Q&A Bulldogs’ bark worst than bite
Courtesy of Sports Info: NSU got a shutout victory in “I thought Olga (Bazhanova)
summer track and I wanted to the No. 3 doubles when the team played one of her better matches
run to, so my mom signed me up orthwestern State of Andrea Nedorostova and Mar- since she’s been here at NSU,” said
one summer and I’ve been do- opened its 2010 tina Rubesova blanked Alena Ero- DuBois. “I felt our two Czech girls
ing it ever since. I started throw- women’s tennis sea- feuro and Laura Rodriguez, 8-0. (Nedorostova and Rubesova) played
son on Tuesday in a convinc- In singles action, the Lady De- really well in their first dual match.”
ing the shot put when I was like
ing 7-0 win over Louisiana Tech. mons did not lose a set in any of the The blowout of the match
eight or nine and I didn’t really The Lady Demons cruised six matches. came in the No. 5 singles when
like it when I started because I to a 3-0 win in doubles’ ac- Olga Bazhanova defeated Viv- Bianca Schulz made quick work
had to practice away from all of tion to start the competition then ian ten Dolle in straight sets, 7-5, of Erofeuro by scores of 6-1, 6-0,
my friends, but I realized how closed things out with a 4-0 6-2, in the No. 1 singles while and Dragana Colic won her No. 6
good I was and kept with it. blanking in singles’ matches. Adna Curukovic cruised to a 6-2, singles match by a 6-2, 6-3 score.
“I felt like we played really well 6-1 victory over Celia Vichery. “Louisiana Tech is a very im-
Q: What is your greatest ac- as a whole,” said head coach Patric Rubesova, playing in her first col- proved team. I just thought we really
complishment in the sport? DuBois. “I thought the process in the legiate dual action, whipped Maartie did a good job all around as a team.”
A: My greatest accomplishment way we did things really wore down De Witte 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 3 singles The Lady Demons return to
our opponent. We were very consis- matchup while Nedorostova won the action on Feb. 13 when they visit
would have to be owning three
tent and smart in the way we played.”
Empire state of mind
school records, but hopefully by No. 4 singles by a 6-2, 6-2 score. Southern Mississippi.
the end of this year my greatest
accomplishment will be becom-
ing an All-American.
Q: Most memoriable moment “So far, it’s a real big cultural
difference,” Baker said. ”My home-
town, like any big other city, is fast-
A: I don’t really have one mo- paced, so adjustments had to be
ment. The throwers are really made.”
close on the team and every day What helped Baker make the
at practice and when we travel adjustment were the people. “I love
Photo by Gary Hardamon to meets we have some good the people here. Everyone is friend-
times and some really good ly,” Baker said. “It’s much different
Q: Name? in New York where the people aren’t
A: Trecey Rew Q: What record did you break? as hospitable.
A: I actually broke two. I broke “In the crowd of students during
Q: Thing you will miss most
Q: High School and Home- my own shot put record and I a game inside Prather Coliseum, you
when you are done compeat-
town? broke the weight record. can hear people saying, “give the
A: Garland High School in Gar- ball the New York number 1.”
A: Competition. I love the pride That’s a name the Demon bas-
land, TX Q: How long have you been
that comes with competing. ketball fans use to differentiate be-
Q: Major and Classification? A: Since I was little bitty. I start- tween Baker and fellow New York
Q: Favorite sport other than teammate Will Pratt.
A: Senior Journalism Major ed off as a sprinter, but my senior
your own? “I’m easy to get along with. I
year in high school I started fo- play with passion and emotion and It
A: Basketball and softball, but I
Q: Favorite TV Show? cusing on the shot put. carries over to my teammates,” Bak-
have a lot of respect for ice skat-
A: Say Yes to the Dress and One er said. “I’m somewhat of a crowd
ers and gymnast.
Tree Hill Q: How did you get into the favorite because of that.”
sport? In New York, Baker goes by an-
Q: What’s the one sport you
Q: Favorite Movie? A: I got into track because all the other nickname. “Back home ,people
wish you were good at? Photo by Gary Hardamon
call me Kobe,” Baker said. “I got the
A: Love and Basketball and The children at my church, and basi- #11, Devon Baker, not only has to worry about the tough competition in the
A: Softball. I really wish I was nickname because of resemblance in
Hangover cally in my city, were running SLC, but he has to adapt to a small-town life in Natchitoches.
better at softball. looks and passion to win.”
Jimmie Walker he was back in his home state of Now, Baker is a key component
Staff Reporter New York. for the Demon Basketball team. He
When Baker was young, he idol- is the second leading scorer on the
www.alexmardigras.com ized Rafer Alston. Baker was much team, averaging 12.6 points per
like Alston. He was a playground game, only behind senior Demon
basketball player that dreamed of Jones.
alking the campus of North- playing professional basketball. His dreams of being a profes-
western State University is a face Not playing basketball is some- sional basketball player is still there,
that is getting more familiar. thing that Baker could not imagine. but right now his focus is taking the
Armed with headphones and a “I’ve been playing organized Demon basketball team back to its
full beard, Devon Baker went from ball since I was seven or eight years winning ways.
the guy with the cool accent, to the old,” Baker said. “ I was born to play “I can imagine how crazy it was
guy everyone wants to see with the
in Alexandria, LA
basketball. It’s in my blood.” when we beat Iowa,” Baker said.
ball. Baker came to NSU by way Making the move from the Big “I can imagine how crazy it will
of transfer from Howard College in Apple to Natchitoches was a steep be when we get back to the tourna-
Demons hitting stride
San Angelo, Texas, but before that change for Baker. ment.”
f e b r u a r y 12 • 13 • 14
& CLAssiC CArs PArADE
iding on the back of junior
transfer Will Pratt, the
o f f i c i a l s p o n s o r s o f a le x a n d r i a m a r d i g r a s 2 0 1 0 Demons moved to 2-4 in
the Southland conference and 7-12
overall after a 74-68 win over the
University of Central Arkansas, last
Pratt came up big with a ca-
reer-best 29-point performance. He
connected with 11 of 16 shots from
the field and also grabbed eight re-
bounds and made two steals.
The Demons jumped out in
front of the Bearcats by seven points
for the BIG Game
early in the game thanks to Pratt and
senior guard Damon Jones.
“We made some adjustments
that we thought would benefit us
offensively, and the game Will
Pratt had definitely helped in that
Meal for TWo CoUPoN BUSTer regard,”11th-year coach Mike Mc-
Conathy said. “Will had a great flow Photo by Gary Hardamon
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