Tracy Holland takes over football team by liuhongmei


        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
Edmond’s           Oklahoma
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
        Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                             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                                                                                                                                         
                                  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
 2        January 15, 2008                                                Opinion

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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.
                        Sophomore, Kinesiology
                                                          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
                        Troy Clark
                        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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'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-
                                                                                            AP Photo
                                                                                                        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
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
                                   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.

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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
after Christmas.
    “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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                                                                                                                   Across                                        retaliation.                                  25. Wading birds related to herons.
                        and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit                                      1. Movie starring Lee Remick and              50. Smart elegance and sophistication.        26. Swollen.
                                               1 to 9.                                                             Gregory Peck.                                 51. Very early.                               27. Large, thick-skinned perissodactyl
                                                                                                                   5. Experiencing sorrow.                       52. Lengthen.                                 mammals of Africa having one or two
                                                                                                                   8. Acronym for Automated Coin Toll            54. Computer that registers bets and          upright horns on the snout.
                                                                                                                   System.                                       divides the total amount bet among those      28. Young person between infancy and
                                                                                                                   12. Past tense of “weave.”                    who won.                                      youth.

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                                                                                                                   22. For every.                                68. Actress _ Hartman Black.                  of years is reckoned.
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                                                                                                                                                                 force or clearness.
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  9   6   4   5   3    1   8    2    7                                                                             fill the upper regions of space.               space.                                        without revealing their condition.
                                                                                                                   34. Small amounts of food.                    5. Acronym for Small Integrated Transmit-     52. German painter and printmaker _

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  2   9   1   4   6    5   7    8    3                                                                             product used as beverages.                    11. Person preeminent in a particular field.   58. Soft vegetable cheese prepared by
                                                                                                                   43. Former capital of Nigeria.                13. Scatterbrained people.                    treating soybean milk with coagulants.
  5   7   8   2   1    3   4    9    6                                                                             45. Woman belonging to a religious order.     14. Singer Shelby _.                          59. Decides in favor of something.
                                                                                                                   46. Fined by a deduction of wages.            20. Actor Nicholas _.                         60. Peace of mind.
  4   3   6   8   7    9   2    5    1                                                                             48. Resentment strong enough to justify       21. Style of apparel.                         62. Mother of ancient Irish gods.
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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

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UCO wrestlers get mixed results at duals                                                                                                  Evans wins
                                                                                                                                          100th game
                                                                                                                                        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-
                                                                                                                   Photo Provided
                                                                                                                                    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.

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