January 15, 2008
The Student Voice of the University of Central Oklahoma Since 1903
Tracy Holland takes over football team
by Andrew Knittle
Editor in Chief
Just a few weeks after
relieving Chuck Langston
of his coaching duties, UCO
chose local high school coach
Tracy Holland to head the
university’s football team,
which has taken a few blows
during the past year.
Holland, who coached
Christian School for three
years and Oklahoma City’s
Heritage Hall High School
for six years before taking
over at UCO, said he looks
forward to his future as a
“What an honor it is to
be the head coach at UCO,”
Holland said. “This univer-
sity is about excellence and
it demands the best from its
students, staff and adminis-
trators and I’m proud to be a
Aside from coaching high
school football, Holland
coached the Frankfurt Knights
in the Football League
of Europe for five seasons
before returning to the U.S.
due to health problems with
one of his five sons.
Holland also served as an
assistant at the University of
Northern Colorado, where he
played in college as a defen- by Vista photographer Chris Albers
sive back in the late 1970s, UCO's new head football coach Tracy Holland speaks at a press conference Thursday, Dec. 27 at Wantland stadium. Holland has football management
from 1989 to 1993. experience on the highschool, college and professional level and helped pioneer the Football League of Europe while general manager and head coach
Joe Glenn, who both
coached and worked with
of the Frankfurt Knights.
Holland at UNC, said UCO’s
new football coach is as good impressed me with the way Heritage High head coach around and he’s a superb max. People around Tracy As The Vista reported last
off the sidelines as he is on he took care of his family Andy Bogert, who coached communicator, from every catch his contagious spirit. semester, UCO’s football
them. through all the medical issues alongside Holland a few kid to every coach to every He’s one heck of a great foot- program is currently under
“He is as smart as they and decisions he had to make years ago in Oklahoma City, parent,” Bogert said. “He is ball coach.” investigation by the NCAA
come and not only is he a in moving to Europe and also sang the coach’s praises. great with the players; every Sterling references aside, for a host of recruiting vio-
great coach, but he always back to the United States,” “Tracy is the most orga- practice and game plan is Holland’s work is already
Glenn said. nized coach I’ve ever been scripted and detailed to the well carved out for him. see COACH, page 3
Bum-a-bike program now in full gear Health profession fair
by Jordan Richison
to be held Jan. 30
This semester you might
find it easier to get a parking by Jana Davis McCarty said.
spot thanks to UCO’s new Staff Writer As students go to each
Bum-A-Bike program. UCO booth, a health professional
joined forces with Flatire The Pre-Med/Health will be able to answer ques-
Burgers and Al’s Bicycles last Professionals Club is hold- tions, hand out fliers and dis-
semester to help create the ing a health profession fair cuss with the student their
new campus-wide program. on Jan. 30 in the atrium of chances of application accep-
The Bum-A-Bike program Howell Hall to answer stu- tance and what they can do to
kicked off last Wednesday as dents’ questions about differ- improve it, McCarty said.
UCO President Roger Webb, ent programs that are offered. Anybody that wants to
Executive Vice President “It’s nice to bridge that be in a health profession, or
Steve Kreidler, Edmond gap,” Melissa McCarty, even considering
Mayor Dan O’Neil and others 2007 president it, is encour-
rode bikes from Flatire Burger of the aged to
to the Public Safety building.
The program was designed to
encourage alternate transpor-
tation and healthy activity for
the university community. Pre- attend
“With the parking prob- M e d / this fair,
lems on campus and UCO H e a l t h McCarty said. Pre-
focusing more on the envi- Professionals Club health professions
ronment and health and fit- said concerning stu- meetings are the first
by Vista photographer Chris Albers dents’ questions. “It’s
ness, the Bum-A-Bike pro- and third Tuesday
nice to actually see of every month at 12
gram felt like the right place One-speed beach cruisers parked outside the Department of Public Safety building somebody from the pro-
at the right time,” said Jacob p.m. in the atrium of
Saturday. The bikes are free for student use throughout the semester. gram.”
Kavanaugh, general manager Howell Hall. The meet-
of Flatire Burgers. The fair, funded by ings include different
purchased five additional their main focus and the res- is already becoming popu- Career Services, will be
Kavanaugh said he came bikes in hopes the program taurant had been looking for lar among students. Mike health related speakers
up with the idea for the pro- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch.
would encourage more stu- a way to get involved more Sokoff, director of transporta- and will include the OU
gram about six months ago. dents, faculty and staff to on campus. tion and public services said
He initiated the “Bum-A- College of Pharmacy,
utilize the environmentally “With our name being that on the first day two stu- Langston University
Bike” program when he pur- friendly alternative to driv- Flatire and their décor being dents checked out bikes after
chased ten one-speed beach School of Physical Therapy,
ing. old bikes, it was only fitting seeing the festivities at Flatire OU College of Dentistry,
cruiser bicycles from Al’s Kavanaugh said Flatire that we get involved with this Burger. He added that UCO is
Bicycles and donated them to OSU College of Osteopathic Jana Davis can be reached at
wanted to get involved with program,” said Kavanaugh. Medicine and many more,
UCO for campus use. UCO email@example.com.
the program because UCO is The Bum-A-Bike program see BIKE, page 3
It's the start of a New Year of trials and INDEX
Role-playing at its finest
tribulations, and if everybody that does Opinion................................2
See "Mass Effect" Review anything gets caught, it will be mostly News...................................3
Page 3 trials. Sports..............................5-6
-Will Rogers Classiﬁeds...........................4
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CAMPUS QUOTES: A race for the cheese: New Hampshire
and Iowa start the presidential primaries
Compiled and photographed by Brenda O'Brian
“What is your New
Year’s Resolution?” It’s that year again, the
year of the rat. Or should I
say, the year of the “rat race”
for hopeful presidential can-
“To live more in the didates.
moment.” The Iowa caucus on Jan. 4
was an exciting start for the
primaries. Democrats turned
out in record numbers. Sen.
Barack Obama took Iowa with
38 percent, John Edwards
second and an unfortunate
Cate Little third for Sen. Hillary Clinton.
For the Republicans Mike
Huckabee, with the help of
Chuck Norris, focused his
“To do better in school and Chi and place first with 34
go to class more often.” percent, Mit Romney 25 per-
cent and out of nowhere Sen.
John McCain and Law &
Order actor Fred Thompson
shared 13 percent.
I’m very pleased that
Rudy Giuliani looks to have AP Photo
Freshman, Marketing no chance. He has more
ties to organized crime than Republican presidential hopefuls, former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., former Mass.
Jimmy Hoffa. He’s currently Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, for-
campaigning in Florida for mer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, stand on stage dur-
“To do what I want to do
its primary on the 29th even ing the Fox News Channel Republican presidential debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Thursday,
and not so much what I though three have their pri- Jan. 10.
have to do.” maries before Florida. The
scary side of McCain is that
back to take New Hampshire. year rule over Afghanistan if African American voters
he told 200 people at a town
It’s nice to see a more legiti- you need an example. don’t get rejected from Florida
hall meeting that our troops
mate face on the right side of The good news for these polls, then maybe a candidate
could stay in Iraq for 100
the isle to lead the party. To be recent primaries is that the this year will be elected by
Josie Fraser years.
honest, religious leaders who youth are turning out in the people and for the people.
Senior, Graphic Design New Hampshire’s Jan. 8
run for office like Huckabee, record numbers. According I’m a bit more optimistic this
primary was surprising and
Romney, Al Sharpton and to CNN 43 percent of the eli- time around and I’m looking
stumped every pollster and
Jesse Jackson scare me. gible voters under the age of forward to the Oklahoma pri-
“To spend more time actu- political commentator. Clinton
Religious leaders that pursue 30 voted in New Hampshire’s mary. I encourage all of you
trailed Obama by nine points
ally doing homework.” in many polls but finished a
political office usually only primary. to drop your Wii controller
obtain it in the third world. If the voting machines Feb. 5 and vote.
few percentage points ahead
Look how successful the work this time in Ohio and
of Obama. And what is more
Taliban was during its five- elsewhere and if eligible
exciting is McCain’s come-
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J.K. Webster Julie Clanton
Freshman, Undecided UCO.
January 15, 2008
'Mass Effect' redefines RPG gaming
guy, but he didn’t take any
crap from anyone.
The other characters in
the party are all interesting
and sympathetic. Granted,
most of them are typical sci-
fi characters, but the writing
fleshes them out enough that
it doesn’t really matter. All
of the potential love interests
are worth pursuing (maybe,
I haven’t played as a female
yet), and can be easily ignored
if the player has no interest
in messing with a romantic
As amazing as the game is,
and it’s definitely game of the
year material, it’s still got a
few flaws, and some of them
are pretty irritating. First, as
great as the story is, the char- by Vista photographer Chris Albers
acters never shut up. While
they’re not guilty of the sin of UCO's "Bum-a-bike" program in partnership with Al's
repeating themselves, they’ve Bicycles and Flatire Burgers is in full gear this semes-
all got a lot to say. Most of ter.
it’s worth listening to, espe-
"Mass Effect" for the X-Box 360 puts players in more control of their character cially since the voice acting
than other role-playing games on the market by offering them choices throughout is phenomenal (Seth Green BIKE The UCO community
will have the opportunity to
the story. steals the show as the snarky
pilot of the Normandy, Joker),
from page 1 check out bikes free of charge
from the UCO Department
but after a while, it starts to of Public Safety by showing
by Justin Langston However, things go south cover and lob spells, grenades grate on the nerves a bit. hoping the Bum-A-Bike pro-
Staff Writer when a Spectre named and debuffs at the bad guys. gram will continue to grow a valid UCO ID and signing
The game spends a lot of a waiver.
Sarren attacks a human col- Other times, it might help time traveling planet-side on after more students see the
Sometimes a game will ony with a race of sentient if the squad holds back and bikes around campus. Sokoff said each student
come around that will rede- the tank, which is called the checking out a bike would
machines known as the Geth. lays down suppressive fire Mako. While the controls on “Right now, we are testing
fine an entire genre. It will Unfortunately, Sarren is a with sniper rifles and magic to see how everything goes, receive a cable lock and key,
come in and rework every- this thing are actually pretty as well as packet with a safe-
hero and the rest of the gal- while Shepard runs in and good once the player gets but we hope to add five bikes
thing, challenging the status axy is unwilling to believe tears things up at close range. each semester until we run ty checklist and a fact sheet
quo of the genre and reshaping used to them, it’s going to about theft prevention and
that he is a traitor. From It all depends on the environ- take a long time to get used out of room” Sokoff said.
how that genre appears in the there, Shepard is embroiled ment and type of enemies. Another purpose of this safety.
psyche of gamers. Bioware’s to them since they’re not Bikes are available to use
in a world of interplanetary The story, while cribbed very intuitive. The move- program is that it allows stu-
“Mass Effect” for the X-Box politics, dealing with a race of from some of the best science dents the opportunity to take for up to two weeks at a time
360 is the first game in a long ment is kind of like a first and can be checked out again
sentient machines in the vein fiction writers in the past two person shooter, only applied an environmentally friendly
while to do this to the console of HP Lovecraft and tracking decades, is top notch. It’s got mode of transportation while after inspection as long as
role-playing genre, taking the to a tank. On paper, this may there is no waiting list. Al’s
down Sarren. some neat twists and turns sound like a good idea, and it helping cut the cost of gas.
player from being a glorified The story line can get kind and it really turns the “great With gas prices expected to Bicycles will provide free
errand boy to really being the is, it just takes several hours maintenance
of complex, especially with all ancient civilization” storyline to get used to it. go up thanks to oil hitting a
Big Hero of Destiny. the side quests and sub plots, that has dominated console $100 a barrel last week for For more information on
“Mass Effect” takes place Lastly, the menu screen the “Bum-A-Bike” program,
but the game play never is. role-playing since the NES is completely counter-intui- the first time in history, the
180 years in the future, in a Unlike most console RPGs, era on its head. What’s really program couldn’t start at a visit http://www.ucok.edu/
universe where mankind has tive. While having the best wellnesscenter/f_Bike.htm or
where battles are fought at awesome about the story is equipment at all times is easy, better time.
discovered ancient technol- random through turn-based the player gets to decide how Sokoff said residential stu- contact Mike Sokoff at (405)
ogy, which has allowed us as is equipping weapon and 974-2780.
combat, “Mass Effect” is 100 and when he does his job. He armor modifications, wading dents would benefit the most
to effectively travel through percent real time. The combat may be part of the military, from this program because
space, colonize other worlds through the menus is cumber-
in this game borrows more but his commanding officers some and, at times, just plain it allows them to get around
and join the galactic com- from “Gears of War” than it only give him suggestions on without having to use their Jordan Richison can be reached
munity. In a twist on the tra- difficult. When the player at email@example.com.
does from “Final Fantasy.” how to handle the situation. picks something up, they pick car.
ditional sci-fi trope, mankind Characters in “Mass Effect” As an example, a side mis-
isn’t the dominant force in up everything, unless they
grab their guns, which thank- sion found Shepard investi- want to go in and manually
the galactic federation, which fully have unlimited ammuni- gating a cult. If the player is
existed for more than a thou- discard things. Also, Shepard
tion, dive behind cover and skilled enough with his dip- can only carry 150 items, not
sand years before humanity blast at each other. lomatic skills, he can talk the
decided to join it. Instead, including equipped weapons,
Of course, this wouldn’t cult leader into disbanding. armor and tools. This isn’t
humans are the new kids on be an RPG without a magic Or, the player can choose to
the block, little upstarts the a problem, but each individ-
and skill system, and “Mass just blow the whole place ual item counts as an indi-
rest of the galaxy isn’t so sure Effect” has one of the best. away. Even the primary mis-
about. vidual item. If the player
Magic in “Mass Effect” is sions are non-linear. After has 3 Snowblind Round IXs,
The player takes on the called “biotics,” and it’s kind becoming a Spectre, Shepard
role of Commander Shepard, they’re going to have three
of a pseudo-scientific psionic is given three places where separate items, and the game
Executive Officer of the power. Players who have Sarren might be. The player
Normandy, a prototype scout doesn’t automatically arrange
access to biotics can use it can tackle them in any order the equipment either, so the
ship from the Human Alliance to telekinetically lift or toss and can go about them in
Navy. The Council, the gov- player has to hunt for the right
people or objects, immobilize a couple of different ways. things.
erning body of the multi-spe- enemies, protect themselves, However, it’s not really the
cies galactic community, has The game has a few minor
or do raw damage. Players story that draws the player in, flaws, but for the first time
considered Shepard, whose without magic could poten- but the characters.
first name, sex, background, in a long time, it’s an RPG
tially have tech-based skills Shepard’s personality is where the player is truly in
psychological profile and face that shut down enemy weap- up to the player, which is very
are all designed by the player, control. RPG fans, shooter
ons, stop foes from using cool. While Shepard is fun- fans and video game lovers
to become the first human their own magic and skills damentally a heroic guy (or
Spectre, sort of a special should definitely check this
and other debuffs and power- girl), the player can make him one out. In a year where
forces galactic police officer downs. as rude or polite as they want.
unfettered by normal galactic the AAA titles really shone,
This makes for some My first character, who some- “Mass Effect” is one of the
law. The human government incredibly deep and tactical how wound up looking like
sees Shepard’s induction into brightest shining.
fights. Sometimes it might an older version of Captain
the Spectres as a way to final- work to just run in and blast Carrot from Discworld, was
ly get humanity a real seat of the crap out of everything as straight laced as possible, Justin Langston can be reached
power in the galactic commu- that moves. Sometimes it while my next character was at jlangston@thevistaonline.
nity. might work better to grab more like Dirty Harry, a good com.
from page 1
lations, and the collegiate
sports governing body hasn’t
yet concluded its probe of
the program. The university
also announced last semester
that it would deal itself self-
imposed sanctions, including
limiting the number of schol-
arships and transfers the team
can utilize to fill its roster.
Whatever the case, Holland
seemed unfazed by the uncer-
tainty of his program as he
addressed the public two days
“UCO should be on the
national stage and we should
be competing for champion-
ships,” Holland said. “We’re
going to do the things we
need to do to build this pro-
gram back and I’m excited
about being here.” by Vista photographer Chris Albers
Andrew Knittle can be reached UCO's new head football coach Tracy Holland chats with guests after a press con-
ference Thursday, Dec.27 at Wantland Stadium.
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SPORTS January 15, 2008
UCO Hockey Club loses to the Sooners
by Justin Langston “A couple of bonuses just first time in the game, putting the Sooners a 6-3 win over Early in the third period, from Edmond with a 4-1 vic-
Staff Writer went their way.” UCO in a 3-2 deficit. the Bronchos. it looked like UCO was tory over the Bronchos.
In the first game, UCO Going into the third peri- The next night, things about to rally back, when “We’ll be fine,” McAlister
Just before the break, took an early lead, holding od, forward AJ Alfrey refused were not as bright for the Defenseman Mike Glowa said. “We’ve got 13 sopho-
the UCO Hockey club a 1-0 advantage over the to allow OU to take the game Bronchos. Although they scored the first goal for the mores and nine freshmen. It’s
took on the fifth ranked Sooners for the majority of by tying the game up once valiantly held the first period team, cutting OU’s advantage been a learning experience.”
University of Oklahoma in the first period. However, again with a goal 46 seconds at a 0-0 tie for most, OU man- in half. Things started to get Back from break, the
the Bedlam Hockey Contest. 30 seconds into the second into the period. UCO worked aged to finally get one past rough. With a little more Bronchos are rested and ready
Unfortunately, the Sooners period, OU tied up the game to take the lead back once goalie Justin Sgro at 59.8 sec- than seven minutes on the to take on two teams from
walked away with both vic- with a quick goal. Not much again in a tough struggle, but onds left in the period, ending clock, a near fight broke out Colorado this weekend on
tories, defeating UCO in a longer, Forward Matt Cohn in the end, it was OU who the first period with a 1-0 lead between the two teams, with home ice at the Arctic Edge
comeback victory in Norman scored, brining UCO back scored at 12 minutes left on over the Bronchos. forward Kevin Fukala from Ice Arena. First, UCO takes
in the first game, and a domi- into the lead. the clock. A minute later, OU In the second period, things the Bronchos being ejected on Colorado State on Friday
nating win in Edmond the UCO held the lead for a scored again, cementing their got particularly tough. OU for misconduct. night and then the University
next night. few minutes until OU was eventual victory with a 5-3 grabbed another point early After that, UCO was of Colorado on Saturday.
“If that’s the number five able to break past the Broncho lead. in the period, but scoring was unable to make another goal,
team in the nation and we can defense and tie up the game. Still, OU wasn’t done. otherwise quiet. The game with OU scoring at 2:10 on
take them down to the wire, Late in the second period, Late in the game, when UCO became a lot more physical the power play, and once Justin Langston can be reached
we’ve done pretty well,” head with just over four minutes was down by two men, OU at this point, with the penalty again with 20 seconds left in at jlangston@thevistaonline.
coach Craig McAlister said. left, OU took the lead for the scored one last time, giving count rising. the game. OU comes away com.
ing. With victory assured, tournaments that place more Omaha 25-13. This marks trolled a 7-0 advantage against and Evans posted a 5-0 win
WRESTLING heavyweight Dustin Finn
was not able to add to the
of an emphasis on individual
the third consecutive year that
Nebraska-Omaha has stopped
his seventh ranked opponent, to put the team up 14-0. The
but his shocking defeat pre- Lopers responded with three
from page 6 onslaught as he was pinned in The tournament opened UCO in the semifinals. The sented the Mavericks with an straight wins, including a pin
the final match of the duals,with a bout against West Bronchos suffered two pins opportunity to run away with at 149 pounds. The Bronchos
his loss made the final scoreLiberty State. The Hilltoppers dur- ing the contest, the win. In wrestling, one then won two of the follow-
UCO was able to fight off 20-18. were simply outmatched as includ- team always gets points for ing four matches and secured
North Dakota State despite The following weekend the Bronchos put ing a each match. So instead of a third place showing.
finding itself in 3-0 hole after the team was back in action, them away 30-13, defen- earning six points, for the fall, “There were a lot of posi-
Tyler Zukerman was defeated this time at the National winning seven of sive fall the Mavericks were awarded tives about the weekend, but
at 125 pounds. Following the Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. the 10 bouts. at 165 with the score. A 12-point there were some negatives as
setback, Tim Elliot managed This competition is similar The quarter- pounds swing which put the Bronchos well. We’ve got a long ways
a 2-1 victory and Kyle Evans to other tournaments where finals against No. where in a hole from which they to go and got some ques-
followed suit, shutting out his teams advance through a 7 Upper Iowa were would not be able to escape. tions we still need to answer,”
competitor 8-0. Both these more of the same, but the After the loss, UCO found Coach James said to UCO
grapplers, as well as Heath
“We’ve got a long
spread on the scoreboard itself on the opposite Media Relations.
Jolley at 184 pounds, won all narrowed a bit com- side of the mat UCO will be back in
four of their matches during
the day. After pulling out ways to go and got pared to opening round of No. 1 ranked action on Thursday when
action. UCO posted a N e b r a s k a - they travel to Kansas to face
to a 7-3 lead, the Bronchos some questions 26-13 win, but held a Kearney. In the Fort Hays State. The team
dropped three straight deci-
sions and trailed by five. we still need to six to four advantage opening bout, All will then return to Edmond
in matches. During the American Tyler for a rematch against previ-
The team quickly rebounded answer.” dual, both Evans and Zukerman pinned ously top ranked Nebraska-
when Daniel Morrison beat Finn pinned their oppo- his opponent in the Kearney on Saturday at 8
his opponent 14-0 at 174 Coach David James nents. Finn also posted a second period. A bonus- p.m.
pounds. Jolley then received fall in the West Liberty State point win that would prove
a forfeit and Jarrett Edison match. Paul pivotal as the team would go
held on to a 2-1 win at 197 bracket. The difference here After advancing to the Mayfield on to beat the Lopers 21-19
pounds which put the dual being that one team faces semifinals, the Bronchos had ended up pin- n i n g and earn a third place fin-
out of reach with only the another, which differs from their title run end when the himself while trying to turn ish. After the strong start, Jeff Massie can be reached at
heavyweight match remain- more conventional wrestling team fell to No. 2 Nebraska- his opponent. Mayfield con- Elliot registered a tech fall email@example.com.
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UCO wrestlers get mixed results at duals Evans wins
by Justin Langston Texas A&M-Kingsville start-
Staff Writer ed to chip away at halfway
through the second period,
On Saturday, the UCO bas- but UCO wouldn’t allow it
ketball team defeated Texas to continue. While UCO was
A&M-Kingsville in an 86-69 able to keep their 14-point
victory. This success marked lead, guard Eric Cazenave
head coach Terry Evans’ scored five points in a row,
100th win at UCO. It also which kicked off four more
greatly improved UCO’s con- points, leading to a 9-point
ference record, making them spurt.
the top team in the Lone Star Texas A&M-Kingsville
Conference South. finally got a late game burst,
“It’s a great win for us,” scoring 13 points to UCO’s
Evans said. “It puts us at four late in the game. TAMUK
6-1, which is the best in the came within 13 points of
conference. We’re looking UCO’s lead, but that was as
forward to starting the Lone close as they got for the rest
Star Conference North on of the game. UCO shut them
Wednesday.” down with an 8-point streak
The first half of the game from forward Terry Tucker,
was dominated by back and giving UCO the victory,
forth scoring. Both teams Offensively UCO had
fought each other hard, with a great game, out shooting
the half ending with a 30-27 TAMUK 42-14 in the second
advantage for UCO. period and sinking at 64.9
It was the second period percent of shots made.
where things really took off. Tucker led the team in
UCO opened with a blaz- points, scoring 15, making 6-
8 from the field and 3-4 from
“It puts us at the free-throw line. Harper
scored 14 points, sinking
6-10 from the field and 2-
6-1, which is 3 from the free-throw line.
Two wrestlers bout during a match Dec. 7. UCO competed in the Lone Star Duals in Texas Jan. 5 and the
the best in the Cazenave and Thomas both
had 12 points with Cazenave
National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals in Iowa the following weekend. conference.” making 5-6 from the field and
2-2 from the free-throw line.
Terry Evans Thomas sank 3-6 from the
by Jeff Massie this break, the team com- “We did a lot of good easily put away Division field and 4-6 from the free-
Sports Editor peted in two major events things and I saw a lot of posi- III opponents University of throw line.
- the Lone Star Duals and the tives, so it was an encourag- Wisconsin-Stevens Point and UCO will remain on
While you were sitting at National Wrestling Coaches ing day,” head coach David ing 11-0 scoring run when
the University of Wisconsin- home turf for the next pair
home over the break, recover- Association National Duals. James said in a statement to guards David Thomas and
Whitewater, outscoring the of games, first taking on
ing from the night before and The Lone Star Duals is a UCO Media Relations. “It’s two teams by a combinedBrian Walker sank back-to- Texas A&M- Commerce
playing with your Wii, anoth- four-match festival that took definitely something we can back three pointers. Forward
score of 66-20. In addition on Wednesday night at 8:00
er group of UCO students did place Jan. 5 in Grand Prairie, build on and now we’ve just Lance Harper followed the
to these two teams, UCO dis- p.m. and Cameron Saturday
not have the same luxury of Texas. The Bronchos won got to keep working and mov- six-point streak with a single
mantled 2004 junior college afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Both
sleeping the day away. all four contests, facing off ing forward.” bucket. Forward/Guard Sam
national champion Northwest games will be played at the
Like a caffeine addict against NCAA opponents The first three matches Belt finished off the run with
College (Wyo.) 42-3 before Hamilton Field House.
at a Starbucks convention, from both Division III and of the duals were easy vic- a three pointer, bringing the
facing Division I opponent
wrestlers do not get much Division I. They also locked tories for the No. 3 ranked Bronchos to a 47-33 lead.
North Dakota State in the
rest as this is one of a hand- horns with a junior college and defending national final match of the event. UCO took hold of their Justin Langston can be reached
ful of sports that straddles foe as well. champion Bronchos. UCO leave and refused to let go. at jlangston@thevistaonline.
two semesters. During see WRESTLING, page 5 UCO took a big lead, which com.