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New ofce focuses Homecoming events


By Ben Miller
Homecoming week will consist of more focused programming and a few changes to events this year. This year we know which events work, so were focusing on those ones, said Molly Fronapfel, director of traditions for ASUN. The week will have only one new event a pageant to decide the Homecoming queen and king. In previous years, the royalty were chosen through various competitions between clubs and organizations, she said. The theme of

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H Homecoming i week k will ill focus on a few large events this year under the new Department of Traditions. Events include a bonre, a pageant, an auction, a club fair and several barbecues.
the week this year is Kickn it old school, in honor of the 90th annual Homecoming week. Fronapfel, who is organizing the week for the second year in a row, estimated the events would collectively draw more than

4,700 students. The cost of the week is between $25,000 and $30,000, about the same as last years budget, she said. This year is the rst year the week has been held under the Department of Traditions. Last year, the now-defunct Department of Homecoming coordinated it. The goal of the new organization is to focus on large events like the Homecoming and Beat UNLV weeks, she said. Sandy Rodriguez, the director of ASUN, said coordination of the week has become much more unied in recent years

and has grown to better reect the student population with a growth of clubs participating in events. The week is meant to bring together the community, alumni and students, she said. This is the one time that past, present and future are all brought together, she said. Though organizers have passed out flyers for the event and posted reminders about them on Facebook, news of the events may have not reached some students. Lisa Gilbert, a 20-year-old business

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Homecoming week is under a new department this year.

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Its like facing your biggest fear. It was more painful to stay where I was than to face that fear. I just sort of had two different lives. I wasnt honest with myself. Brandon Grifn, a 24-year-old physics major, said about coming out

UNR lifts block on SAE


By Don Weinland
The University of Nevada, Reno lifted an 11-month suspension from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at a hearing Oct. 29, Sally Morgan, director of student conduct, said. The fraternity was put on suspension in November 2009 after police responded to a sexual assault call Nov. 7 at the chapter house on Evans Way. The hearing council that lifted the original two-year suspension was chaired by three members of Greek life and two members of the university administration, Nathan Demuth, the fraternity representative, said. Although SAE can once again participate in universityrecognized Greek activities,

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Brandon Grifn, a physics major at the University of Nevada, Reno, is still in the process of coming out to his friends.

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Self-acceptance brings challenges


By Don Weinland

Lab to be largest in the nation


By Ben Miller
The Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research at the University of Nevada, Reno was awarded a $12 million grant Sept. 29 to expand its earthquake simulation laboratory to become one of the largest such laboratories in the world in terms of oor space. The grant was one of ve awarded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a division of the United States Department of Commerce. UNRs grant was the second-largest grant received, and was chosen among more than 100 projects, according to the departments website. Ian Buckle, the director of the center, said the laboratory is used to test building and bridge designs and hospital equipment in earthquake-like

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY ON CAMPUS


The University of Nevada, Renos Queer Student Union will be launching the Im out. Are you? campaign starting Monday National Coming Out Day. The campaign will encourage students to be themselves and will seek to strengthen ties between the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the straight alliance. The QSU is partnering with the Associated Students of the University of Nevadas Unity Commission and the Allies and Advocates, a UNR advisory board for the LGBT community on campus. The QSU will table in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union Oct. 11- 15. Members will distribute information on their organization and the LGBT community. They will also answer student questions on coming out and being yourself. Beyond campus: For more information on coming out and selfempowerment, visit Honey Wards site at experienceyourpower.com.

e knew it his whole life, but never planned to tell anyone. He was going to be the guy everyone wanted him to be: the center of attention, a wild crowd-pleaser straight. Until the day I told somebody, I was never going to tell people, said Brandon Grifn, a 24-year-old physics major at the University of Nevada, Reno. The process of coming out as a gay man has been onerous, he said. Spanning nearly ve years, Grifns struggle to dene himself began with a phone call home. It started with my family, he said. I wouldnt recommend that to anyone. Its probably just as hard on them as it is for yourself. At 19, Grifn looked to his family for support. Today he is still breaking the news to those who knew him as a straight man. Although the process has been personally liberating, apprehension often follows the revelation to friends. It instantly felt great, he said. But as soon as I walked away from the conversation it was terrible. I felt vulnerable. The process Grifn describes as long and painful is commemorated annually Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day. To the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community, the day observes the challenges of sexual re-identication in the eyes of

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RIDIN FORWARD
One student uses her lifelong passion to start a new rodeo club on campus. Page B1

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Club Fair When: 4 to 7 p.m. Where: In front of the Joe Crowley Student Union More than 40 clubs will have booths tonight in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union, Fronapfel said. Food will be provided and foam jousting for students will be available, as well as a club jousting competition.

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Pack Gives Back When: 7 p.m. Where: Fourth oor of the Joe An auction for gift baskets donated by clubs and organizations will take place Wednesday in the ballroom on the fourth floor of The Joe. A pageant to decide the homecoming king and queen will also be held. The pageant will consist of a talent portion, an evening wear and tuxedo portion and a question and answer portion, said Catie Gegen, an event programmer for the department of traditions. Sixteen competitors from different clubs and organizations will compete.

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Homecoming parade When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Ninth and Virginia streets to 15th and Virginia streets The homecoming parade will feature floats themed toward pop culture within the last 90 years, said Fronapfel. The parade will take place Saturday at Ninth and Virginia streets and end at Fifteenth and Virginia streets. A barbecue will immediately follow the parade in the Lawlor Event Center parking lot.

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management major, said the week doesnt seem to be as emphasized on campus this year as it was last year. I think it seems kind of downplayed because its right after

Beat UNLV Week, she said. While Fronapfel anticipates a high turnout for the events, some students may not be interested in the programming. Matt Facque, a 20-year-old applied music major, said he isnt very interested in any of the events and is too busy to attend most of them anyway. Fronapfel said the winner of

the club competitions at events throughout the week will be announced during the half time of UNRs game against San Jose State Saturday.
Nevada Sagebrush reporter Jay Balagna contributed to this story. Ben Miller can be reached at bmiller@nevadasagebrush.com.

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Blue Flu When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: In front of the Joe A barbecue with food from the Little Waldorf Saloon

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Aldrin speech raises money for UNR


By Ben Miller
Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon, praised the University of Nevada, Reno for its advances in mathematics and science Thursday at a fundraising banquet for the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, an alumni relations official said. Julie Boersma, university Buzz Aldrin a events manager, said Aldrin commended the university for its recent construction of the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center and The Center of Molecular Medicine, which provide classroom and research space for some of the elds of study that made his 1969 trip to the moon possible. The event raised about $225,000 for the foundation, said John Carothers, the executive director of the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation. Tickets for the event cost $200 and tables cost $2,000. The soldout banquet hosted about 740 people, he said. Carothers said the recent

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of Nevada, Reno Foundation Banquet featured former astronaut Buzz Aldrin as the keynote speaker. Aldrin praised the university for its new science and math buildings, according to alumni relations ofcials. The banquet raised about $225,000 for the university.
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Buzz Aldrins speech at a university banquet.

Mapworks survey completion spikes


By Ben Miller
A survey program that could be partially responsible for record retention rates at the University of Nevada, Reno received almost double student participation this year, one of the programs coordinators said. About 73 percent of freshmen, or 2,002 students, have completed the Mapworks survey sent to all rst-time freshmen, Cairn Lindloff, the director of new student initiatives, said. Last year, only about 38 percent of students completed it. The increase is most likely due to new student incentives to complete the survey and an earlier, more focused approach to the program. Students who completed the survey were rewarded with a free soda and entry into a drawing for gift cards to the Associated Students of the University of Nevada Bookstore, Teresa Galvin, an area coordinator for retention programs, said. Residence halls were given $1,000 for improvements after reaching a 90 percent completion rate. The rst oor of the halls to reach 100 percent also got to throw a pie in the face of their resident assistant, Lindloff said. The survey, which will be closed tomorrow, asked students questions about time management, studying habits, social adjustment and sleep time, she said. The results of the survey are then put into an algorithm and used to determine what level of risk students are at for dropping out. If we can identify with what challenges students are facing, then hopefully we can help with retention, she said. The survey was used for the rst time last year and could be one of the contributing factors to high retention rates, Lindloff said. Retention of rst-time, full-time freshmen hit 79 percent this semester, according to the university media relations department. Last years survey uncovered troubling statistics, Lindloff said. Results showed that only 44 percent of responding students attended all or most of their classes on a regular basis. Seventy percent said they didnt talk to their professors outside of class. Students who completed the survey, especially those determined to be at a high risk, are contacted by advisers, residence hall staff or other

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is about the number of people who attended the banquet.

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Mapworks survey completion rates.

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is the number of dollars tickets to the event cost.

is about the number of freshmen who lled out the survey this year

2,002 38 73

construction contributed to the selection of Aldrin as the speaker for this years banquet. This was a big year for the College of Science because of the opening of the Davidson building, the opening of the Center for Molecular Medicine, the William N. Pennington (health sciences) building so we were looking for a science-oriented speaker, he said. The University of Nevada, Reno Foundation is the fundraising arm of the university and receives donations for a range of programs like scholarships and new buildings, he said. Though the money isnt much compared to the $29 million received last year, Carothers

2,000
is the number of dollars a table at the event cost.
said it is an important part of the organizations fundraising activities. The foundation receives money from about 7,000 different donors every year. Donors include alumni, parents, charity foundations and corporations, he said.
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is about the percentage of freshmen who completed the survey last year.

is about the percentage of freshmen who completed the Mapworks survey this year.
faculty members on campus to help the new students adjust to college life, Lindloff said. The survey itself acts as a way to point out ways to better manage ones time and become connected to campus, said Cody Jones, an 18-year-old environmental engineering major. Doing the survey made me think about my homework more and get focused on it, he said. Residence hall administrators have begun to contact high-risk students, Galvin said. Students are referred to several departments, like the tutoring center, the counseling ofce and the Center for Student Cultural Diversity to help them adjust based on their individual needs, she said. A lot of students dont know whats available to them, she said. Before Mapworks, residence hall staff would have to wait until rst semester grades came in or students asked for help to know who they needed to help, Galvin said. The program cost about $24,000 this year to run. But the cost is worth it because it helps to keep students on track, Lindloff said. If youre the person struggling with math, we can talk to you right away about the tutoring center, whereas in the past we wouldnt have known until you got a horrible grade, she said.
Nevada Sagebrush reporter Jay Balagna contributed to this story. Ben Miller can be reached at bmiller@nevadasagebrush.com.

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OCT. 7, 1960

Irregularities in primaries force a re-vote next week


What should have been a normal primary election Wednesday turned into complete chaos in the Student Union, resulting in the Senates decision for a revote on all candidates, scheduled for next Wednesday. The Senate passed their unanimous decision to restage the primary election after hearing complaints from students that Wednesdays election was unorganized to the point of being illegitimate. At Wednesday nights Senate meeting, A.S.U.N. president Ben Echeverria pointed out some of the problems which added to the complete upheaval in the primary race. That lack of lists from the registrars ofce giving class and college status of every students on campus was the major problem and Echeverria stated that no election will be conducted without these lists.

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Without the lists, some students were able to vote for senators from colleges other than their own. The honor system was denitely not in effect during the voting hours. Voting machines previously used in the A.S.U.N. elections were not available, the election board committee resorted to the use of mimeographed ballots. During the rush hours between class breaks, many students either failed to see or were not informed to use the voting booths and marked their ballots with pencils or pens instead. Legally, none of the ballots not marked with a rubber stamp could be counted. It was also reported to various student leaders that voters were seen stufng ballot boxes by taking more forms than those to which they were entitled. Mid-way through the election Wednesday it was also discovered that one candidates name had been left off the ballot for freshman class president. Echeverria further stated that this election was staged in advance of those in previous years,

thus putting a good deal of pressure on all people involved in its planning. The A.S.U.N. president appointed Jim Megquire coordinator for the ensuing years elections. Senate passed the proposal to stage another primary election October 12 on the condition that the class and college lists are received by that date. If not, the election will be postponed until they are available. Barring no delay, general elections will be staged Friday, October 14. Candidates not eliminated in the primaries will give their views Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the new gymnasium. Nominees are running for the ofces of senators from the seven colleges, A.S.U.N. rst and second vice-presidents, A.W.S. vice-president and freshmen representative, and freshman class president.
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Campus Wolf Trot run to raise money for Lombardi Events


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By Brian Lester
Campus Recreation and Wellness will hold the 83rd annual Wolf Trot on Saturday, a ve-kilometer run to raise money for Lombardi Recreation Facility. The run starts at 8 a.m. in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union. Students, faculty and community members are welcome to sprint or jog at their own pace on the predetermined course, event organizers said. Last year, 180 runners attended the event, said Lily Higgins, a human development and family studies major and student assistant marking director of the Wolf Trot. The event attracts fraternity and sorority members, sports groups and a number of other organizations, she said. Tiffany Leonard, a biology major and a runner, said high levels of participation in the run demonstrates UNRs school spirit. I think its great that such a large school can bring together all kinds of people just to run, Leonard said. It shows how close our community really is, which is great to have on campus. For those looking for a challenge, the Wolf Trot can be exhausting, Leonard said. Running (ve kilometers) isnt exactly a beginners run, Leonard said. Its hard work and takes dedication. To me it seems like a pretty major accomplishment, and having many other people running alongside you kind of silently urges you to keep going to the end. Higgins said the route of the run has been altered to make it easier. Last years run was too difcult for some of the younger runners, she said. Higgins said Campus Recreation and Wellness hopes to see Alphie, the Wolf Pack mascot, run the rst lap of the activity. Pre-race registration starts at 7 a.m. UNR students, faculty, staff and children under 12 pay a $20 fee. General admission is $30. The money goes to the

83RD ANNUAL WOLF TROT FIVE-KILOMETER RUN

Th The W Wolf lf T Trot t ve-kilometer kil t run will ill take t k place l at t 8 a.m. Saturday. The race will start in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and costs $20 for students, faculty, staff and children less than 12 years old. General admission is $30. The money will go toward the Lombardi Recreation Center for facilities and employees.
Lombardi Recreation Center to pay for facilities and employees. Items from all over Reno are donated to the Wolf Trot to be put in the runners rafe, Higgins said. Laura Townsend, a nursing major and staff member of the Lombardi Recreation Center, said each racer receives a raceday shirt, a homecoming breakfast ticket and will be entered into the rafe.
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TUESDAY/5

USAC/UNR Fair When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: The Knowledge Center rotunda Students who are interested in studying abroad through the University Studies Abroad Consortium will be able to get information about the 40 programs available in countries such as France, Spain, Chile and Germany. For more information, contact Sabrina Harris at 775-682-5890 or sabrinaharris@unr.edu. Success Seminar: Picking the Right Classes for You When: 1 to 2 p.m. Where: Room 422 in the Joe Crowley Student Union Students who are unsure about what classes to take in the future can get information and advice from fellow students at this event. For more information, contact Cairn Lindloff at 775-784-4306 or at cairnal@unr.edu.

WEEK-LONG CAMPUS BLOOD DRIVE DRAWS HIGH DONATION NUMBERS

WEDNESDAY/6

Tommy Sands and His Irish Band When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Where: Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Complex Folk singer, radio broadcaster and political activist Tommy Sands will perform a set of traditional and contemporary Irish music alongside his daughter Moya Sands and son Fionan Sands. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Steve Davis at 775-7846587 or at srdavis@unr.edu.

Claudia Rock, a parent of a UNR student, donates blood on Thursday during UNRs I Bleed Blue blood drive. The week-long drive on the University of Nevada, Reno campus collected 315 pints of blood from about 300 individual donors, said Lindsey Baker, the donor recruitment supervisor for the Reno United Blood Services ofce. The donations could be used to save the lives of up to 945 people, she said. A similar drive last year drew about 190 pints of blood, she said. The increase is most likely due to the success of the football team and a rivalry aspect between UNR and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to see who could donate more blood.

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POLICE BLOTTER
OCTOBER 4
A suspect was cited for possessing drug paraphernalia and drugs at Argenta Hall. A suspect was cited for minor in possession and consumption at Ninth Street.

NEWS BRIEFS
SEPTEMBER 29
A suspect was arrested for grand larceny and obtaining money under false pretenses involving textbooks at the Joe Crowley Student Union.

FLU SHOTS DRIVE THRU TO IMMUNIZE 2,500 PEOPLE


The Washoe County Health District will hold a Flu Point of Dispensing exercise, which will provide 2,500 people with free vaccinations against the inuenza virus and the H1N1 virus. The event is part of Rotary Family Flu Shot Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16, according to a statement from the Washoe County Health District. The Flu Point will be conducted like a drive-thru and will service families as they drive through the clinic for their vaccines. This drive-thru will also double as an exercise to help the Washoe County Health District prepare for any possible situations that would require thousand of vaccines be dispensed to residents in case of a bioterrorism attack or or a large-scale outbreak of an infectious disease.

POLICE WARN ABOUT CHILD LURING CASES


Due to a recent string of cases involving suspects trying to lure in children and teenagers in Reno, the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriffs Ofce and the Washoe County School Police Department are warning parents and children to be cautious, according to Lieutenant Mohammad Rafaqat of the Reno Police Department. Rafaqat said two of the many cases seem have been committed by the same suspect, who is described as a young male Hispanic in his mid twenties, 5-foot-six, 165 lbs. with a muscular build, dark brown hair styled in a buzz cut and brown eyes. The suspect was wearing a black shirt labeled with the phrase, I need a hug. The suspect allegedly drove up next to an 17-year-old at about 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, and pro-

SEPTEMBER 28
A suspect was cited for MIPC at Sierra Hall. An ofcer responded to a report of recovered auto property and Sierra Hall. Police responded to a reported trafc accident at 100 Block Evans. A suspect was arrested for grand larceny involving a grow lamp and charger at the Life Science building. A suspect was cited for MIPC at Nye Hall.

OCTOBER 3
A suspect was cited for drug possession at Argenta Hall.

OCTOBER 2
An ofcer responded to a report of destruction of property at the West Stadium Parking Complex. A suspect was cited for public intoxication at University Terrace.

OCTOBER 1
Police responded to a report of grand larceny at Ninth and Virginia streets. A suspect was arrested for DOP at Canada Hall.

SEPTEMBER 27
Police responded to a report of DOP involving a motor vehicle at the Purchasing Department. Police responded to a report of grand larceny involving a bicycle at Davidson Mathematics & DMSC 045 Science Center. An ofcer responded to a report of grand larceny involving a bicycle at Nye Hall. Police responded to a report of auto burglary at North Virginia Street.

ceeded to hug her without permission in the area of Holcomb and South Virginia Street. On Sept. 29, at about 11:50 a.m., a man who matches the same description of the suspect drove near an 18-year-old girl and asked her for a hug in the area of Robb Drive near Walnut Creek. Rafaqat advises parents to talk to their children about not approaching strangers who try to strike up a conversation with them or lure them in their vehicle. He also advises children and teens to run away to a public place if anyone tries to solicit them. The suspect was driving a new-looking, black, two door convertible. Anyone with information about these cases or any other attempted luring cases are asked to call the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2115, or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

FRIDAY/8

Homecoming Bonre When: 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Enterprise Road north of the Center for Molecular Medicine The Nevada Alumni Association and ASUN will host the annual Homecoming Bonre for students, staff, alumni and community members. Entertainment will include face painters, re throwers, inatable games and a photo booth. This is a free event. Free food will be provided for the rst 600 guests to arrive.

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SEPTEMBER 30
Police responded to a report of grand larceny involving a bicycle at the Orvis School of Nursing. An ofcer responded to a report of public intoxication at Fitzgerald Student Services Building. Police responded to a report of grand larceny involving a bicycle at Fleischmann Agriculture Building. Police responded to a report of auto burglary involving sports equipment and a radio faceplate at the Sierra Street Parking Complex.

TUESDAY A chance hance an nc ce of f ra rain, rain r north winds around 10-15 mph

WEDNESDAY of Ac chance ch of showers, light north winds

THURSDAY Mostly cloudy, light west winds

FRIDAY Sunny, light winds

WEEKEND

Mostly sunny

Morning campus temperature: Afternoon campus temperature:

SEPTEMBER 26
A suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and burglary tools at North Virginia and West Eleventh streets.

44 55

41 57

40 62

42 68

Lows: 40-45 Highs: 70-75

UNR WEEKLY WEATHER DISCUSSION: An area of low pressure will persist through out most of the week. This disturbance will bring abundant moisture to the Truckee Meadows, as well as, below average temperatures. Temperatures could be 40 degrees less than what was experienced last week. The snow level will lower to just around 7,000 ft with accumulating snow above 7,500 ft. The disturbance will begin to exit the region Friday morning.

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Robert Nolan, right, the writer and director of Great Decisions, asks international affairs major Rachel Coles, left, questions about Sept. 11 and American security in the Joe Crowley Student Union. The PBS program has been on the air for 30 years.

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PBS program shoots segments on campus


By Don Weinland
The longest running TV series on foreign policy and international affairs shot segments of the program at and around the University of Nevada, Reno on Thursday. Great Decisions, a nationwide PBS series, partnered with UNRs International Center to shoot two segments of a series that has introduced foreign policy issues to Americans for the past 30 years. During the lming in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater, a crowd of mainly students watched footage of experts debating important international policy questions. Students then gave their own take on the issues in front of PBSs cameras. Robert Nolan, who has written and produced Great Decisions for the past ve years, said the show aims to introduce pressing topics to the American public. We want to engage Americans on international issues and show how foreign policy affects Americans in their daily lives, Nolan said. Great Decisions has featured commentary from former President Jimmy Carter, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, South African activist Desmond Tutu and Hollywood stars such as Drew Barrymore, Nolan said. The program not only focuses on the perspectives of foreign policy experts, but on the perception of the issues in the public eye, he said. Were asking Americans across the country the same questions were asking the experts, Nolan said. We want to get outside the Washington Beltway and get the voice of the American people. We feel like they dont have a platform. Rachel Coles, an 18-year-old international affairs major, responded to the sessions rst question: Is America safer 10 years after Sept. 11? She said she participated because she felt her opinion on the issue was just as valid as anyone elses.

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I feel like theres something I can contribute, instead of just sitting around and letting someone else speak, she said. Coles enjoyed the program because it voiced the common

persons perspective, as well as p the technical perspective, she t said. s Shannon Magee, a 22-year-old political science major, said she came for the expert debate. Its interesting to hear the extremely educated perspective of professionals, she said. Most political debate on campus is dominated by extremists, Magee said. In an emotional generation, getting the facts from experts is important, she said. Great Discussions visited Philadelphia, Dallas and Hartford before coming to Reno. Each season, the program discusses eight-to-13 topics, including

the two discussed Thursday. The sessions second question: Should America regulate global nance? This season will also see debate on Americas involvement in Haiti and the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Nolan said. The program will be available on DVD in January, as will a book, the Grassroots Discussion Program, detailing the issues in question, Nolan said. The season will air nationally for eight weeks but the exact date and time has yet to be determined, he said.
Don Weinland can be reached at dweinland@nevadasagebrush.com.

Unofcial paintball club seeks recognition from ASUN


By Coree J. Hogan
On an indoor battleeld on the outskirts of Reno, college students spend their Sunday mornings splattering one another with red paint. University of Nevada, Reno Club Paintball, currently unrecognized by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, will meet with the Clubs Commission Oct. 14 to apply for funding, club members said. The group of campus paintball enthusiasts has organized matches independent of the university since 2007, members said. Although the club is not funded by the ASUN and has no adviser, they meet biweekly at Reno Indoor Paintball, a warehouse in Panther Valley. The interior of the warehouse has been converted into a paintball eld, complete with bunkers and articial grass oors. The facility charges $30 for an all-day equipment rental, including body armor and paintball guns. Ben Hirsch, president of UNR Club Paintball, said many of the clubs members assisted the owner of Reno Indoor Paintball during the construction of the building. Despite the lack of ofcial status, Reno Indoor Paintball gives members of the organization a student club discount. Hirsch said many universities, particularly on the East Coast, have ofcial campus paintball clubs. Having an ofcial club could attract new students to the university, he said. What we really want is for paintball to become a schoolsponsored sport, similar to football or baseball, Hirsch said. With paintball being a relatively new sport, the possibilities are endless. UNR Club Paintball meets 8 a.m. to noon Sundays. Practice itineraries include drills and 3-on-3 matches, which integrate

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rookie players and veterans. Kalena Peleka-Wai, a UNR Club Paintball member, said condence and communication are important aspects of the war-like sport. Communication is everything on the paintball eld, she said. If your team has someone who isnt talking to the other members during a game, youre down a man. If someone is too nervous to shoot, youre down a man. Without those two elements, winning a game is almost impossible.
Coree J. Hogan can be reached at news@nevadasgaebrush.com.

University of Nevada, Reno Club Paintball wages war at Reno Indoor Paintball in Panther Valley.

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long as he can remember. I did know I was different from other boys on the playground, he said. While they were out hawking loogies and skinning knees I was usually playing house or something. To Kurihara, coming out means re-identifying himself with the female gender, something he said he has done emotionally for years. Most of his female friends are aware of the transition he is making, but his family and most of his male friends are still in the dark, he said. Nancy Downey, a sociology instructor at UNR, said the pace and order in which an individual comes out is a personal choice. By its very denition, coming out means the individual has the choice of when, where and to whom one comes out to, she said. Downey said the right is often usurped, as in the case of Tyler Clementi, a gay student at Rutgers University who committed suicide Sept. 22 after being tormented by classmates. Society is doing a poor job at teaching acceptance and tolerance to young people, she said. The binary perception of gender in modern society has yet to make room for non-traditional genders such as transgenders, she said. Even among the gay and lesbian community, Kurihara said he feels like an outsider. While he can identify with some of the challenges gays and lesbians face, he said transgenders are a case of their own. There are some issues that are related, he said. But I think the biggest difference is with gays, lesbian, bisexuals dealing with sexual orientation. With transgenders its sexual identity. And they are two very different issues. Kurihara has been ostracized for identifying himself as a woman. He said a male friend told him, You have a penis. Get over it. A classmate even dropped a class after Kurihara introduced himself as a transgender, he said. Despite the social stigma, Kurihara said the changes he has made since summer have been liberating. He said he plans to continue living and dressing in the manner most natural to him.

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family and friends. Members of UNRs Queer Student Union say the day is an observation of the fear and silence members of the community live in before coming out. Telling people seemed terrifying, Grifn said, but the secret stirred an unbearable dissonance within him. Legal problems and alcoholism brought him to the brink of suicide before confronting his sexuality head-on nearly two years ago, he said. Its like facing your biggest fear, Grifn said. It was more painful to stay where I was than to face that fear. I just sort of had two different lives. I wasnt honest with myself. The fear is real, but a growing LGBT community signifies a new willingness to identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to the Williams Institute, a think tank for sexual orientation law and policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. About 4.3 million Americans identied as gay, lesbian or bisexual in 2000, according to the U.S. Census. By 2005, 8.8 million identied, according to the Williams Institute. In 2005, 68,500 Nevadans identied with the community, according to the institute. Of that number, there were 915 same-sex couples in Washoe County, 0.69 percent of the population. But increases in the gay community doesnt relieve Grifn of all his insecurities. The loss of his manhood in the eyes of others tormented Grifn more than anything. He said the fear of falling into the stereotype of femininity associated with gay men impaired his body just as much as his mind. You physically get all upset, he said. As a guy, theres a social stigma that you will lose some of your masculinity. It made me physically sick just to think about it. I had a lot of anger, a lot of rage just thinking about it. Its femininity that Michael Kurihara, a 26-year-old political science major, is trying to come to terms with. During the summer he began wearing makeup and womens clothing. A transgendered person, Kurihara has identied with women for as

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I came to a decision in my head, he said. Lifes too short to live in fear and misery. Lifes too short to not be yourself. So thats how Ive been living since then. To Grifn, hiding his true identity was draining. The process of coming out has helped him realize his true potential as a student and an individual, he said. Im a lot more functional, Grifn said. My mind is a lot clearer. I can actually sit down and study. I have a lot more energy. My whole life Ive camouaged how Ive felt and thought. It was exhausting. Honey Ward, one of the founders of National Coming Out Day and a gay rights activist since 1979, said coming out is essential to the personal and political empowerment of the LGBT community. When youre in the closet, you dont have a political impact, said Ward, who currently runs a workshop in New Mexico geared toward instilling condence the LGBT community. When youre in the closet, your family doesnt know they have a stake in the well-being of the gay and lesbian community. Being in the closet is a hindrance at every level.
Don Weinland can be reached at dweinland@nevadasagebrush.com.

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The Lake Tahoe area has become a breeding ground for ticks that carry a disease causing miscarriages in cattle and fevers in humans. A University of Nevada, Reno professor studying the disease said awareness of it is low in the area.

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Professor studies tick disease


By Catherine Stokes
A tick-borne disease in the Lake Tahoe area has caught the attention of a University of Nevada, Reno professor. Mike Teglas, a professor in the animal biotechnology department, is studying species of soft ticks known to spread Bovine Foothill Abortion (BFA) in cattle and a relapsing fever in humans. Hiking areas in Tahoe, Twin Lakes and Mammoth are experiencing trouble with the tick species, known as ornithodoros, Teglas said. In the winter, people leave their cabins for the season. Tickinfested rodents inhabit the homes, leaving the pest behind in the spring, Teglas said. A bite from a BFA-carrying tick can cause relapsing fevers as high as 107 degrees. The untreated infection can result in severe respiratory disorders, he said. Awareness of the disease is low among doctors in the area, which can result in improper treatment, Teglas said. There is no vaccine for humans, but fevers resulting from tick bites can be cleared up within 24 hours with a dose of antibiotics, according to the State of California Department of Public Healths website. A bovine vaccine for BFA could be available this winter, Teglas said. The vaccine, a strain of bacteria, causes miscarriages in cattle, saving the animal. They have been working at the Main Station eld laboratory on McCarran Boulevard, Teglas said. Rachelle Neilson, St. Marys Hospital infection prevention director, said instances of the tick-borne fever are extremely low in the Reno area. Ofcials at the Washoe County Health division said there have been no reported cases of tick-induced fever or lyme disease, another tick-borne illness, in Washoe County this year. The Center for Disease Control and Preventions website recommends staying on trails while hiking and steering clear of brush and leaf litter. Repellents such as DEET or Permethrin can be used to avoid tick bites but instructions for use should be followed carefully, according to the website. Some Tahoe residents have misconceptions about ticks. Derek Kolstad, a 23-year-old international business major from Tahoe, was unaware ticks posed a threat to visitors. I never knew it was a problem, Kolstad said. Ive always assumed that since Tahoe is at such a high elevation and it gets so cold that few bugs could live there. Brad Dill, a 20-year-old mechanical engineering major, is a frequent visitor to the Tahoe area. He said awareness of tick-borne illnesses among hikers is low. Dill had yet to hear of the new threat to hikers in the area.
Catherine Stokes can be reached at news@nevadasagebrush.com.

conditions. Experiments at the laboratory have resulted in changes to building codes in Nevada, California and at the national level. Buckle said projects in the laboratory can be very large, so the center can only take a few projects at once, depending on the projects sizes. As a result, researchers put several projects on a waiting list, many of which have simply been dropped from consideration. The expansion will more than double the laboratory in size. Buckle said he expects the new space to allow for about double the number of students working in the program. The majority of students in the program are graduate students, but there could be about eight undergraduates working in the lab as well, he said. One of the goals of the experiments is to create bridges and buildings that wont need to be closed following an earthquake, Buckle said. Earthquakes can cause small businesses to close permanently because they cant afford temporary closures or relocation, he said. Hospitals are at even more risk. A small business can probably spend a day or two fixing up but a hospital has to be open immediately following an earthquake, Buckle said. UNR Provost Marc Johnson said the expansion will help expand the universitys research portfolio in a period of financial restriction. Our Carnegie Foundation designation is a comprehensive doctoral-granting, high-research university, so its very important that we grow both our teaching and research activities, he said.

College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis said it will help to keep the colleges faculty competitive. It will also further his goal of making the college the best among engineering programs at universities similar to UNR. Danielle Smith, a 24-yearold graduate student in the civil engineering masters degree program who is working on one of the labs projects, said her experiences with the program will give her a competitive edge pursuing a career in large structure design. Theres not a lot of students with a graduate degree in civil engineering, and theres probably even less who have tested earthquake simulations, she said. Simulations are a particularly good way to learn about earthquakes because computer models rely on physical tests for mathematical accuracy, she said. Smith is working on a bridge project that could be tested in six months. Buckle said the bridge model will be similar to the exit to Reno-Tahoe International Airport from U.S. Highway 395 in Reno. Several pickup trucks will be placed on the bridge during the earthquake simulation to represent semi trucks. The lab received national media attention last semester for explanation of the damage done in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The expansion will extend to Evans Street, said director of real estate Troy Miller. Four houses owned by the university will be torn down to make room for the lab. Buckle said construction could start within a few weeks and is planned to be completed in 2013.
Ben Miller can be reached at bmiller@nevadasagebrush.com.

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the fraternity chapter, UNRs oldest, will be on probation until interfraternity recruitment begins in May, Morgan said. The fraternity sought to appeal the two-year suspension in December 2009, Demuth said. Members of SAE felt the length of the suspension was too long when compared to the penalties dished out to other Greek organizations in the past, he said. We were pretty much asking for what was fair based on

the sanctions that have been handed down for the past ve years, he said. The fraternity will be on a self-imposed alcohol ban until February, Demuth said. The fraternity recommended the ban at the hearing to demonstrate accountability for last years infraction. The student conduct hearing set a list of requirements to be met by SAE during this and next school year, Morgan said. The fraternity must provide to its alumni council a plan outlining the future prevention of alcoholrelated problems, she said. This fall, the fraternity chapter must

host an alcohol-free late activity as well. SAE has been asked to show proof that the members involved in the sexual assault case have been terminated from the fraternity, Demuth said. The four members involved in the case, including the former chapter president Trent Arlint, left the organization just weeks after the incident occurred, he said. The hearing council stipulated that the Greek organization hold an alcohol-free late night social in order to demonstrate that students can have fun without getting drunk, Demuth

said. During spring and fall of 2011, SAE must hold open forums on alcohol addiction, Morgan said. New pledges will also have to participate in basic alcohol education programs until spring of 2011, she said. Morgan said any violation of the terms set during the hearing will result in a restating of the suspension. Any incident occurring while on probation will result in immediate suspension of the fraternity, she said.
Don Weinland can be reached at dweinland@nevadasagebrush.com.

Ian Buckle, the director of the Center for Civil Engineering Research, looks at a house built with straw bales to be tested for earthquakes.

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On Sept. 30 8:19 a.m., David Hughes wrote: I have had quite a few students over the years or their parents purchase properties for the 4-5 years that they are in school. The majority of them have done very well and some have even offset the cost of the students education for that same period. Most of the time they need roomates to help with the monthly mortgage payment, which means this is not for everyone.

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Publicizing grants will improve image

recently-announced $12.2 million grant will expand the universitys earthquake engineering research laboratory, making it the largest in the country and one of the largest worldwide. The expansion will bring international recognition, research dollars and jobs to the University of Nevada, Reno if the news is properly publicized. This type of expansion is especially important in keeping the university nationally relevant during

budget cuts. If people arent aware, though, the benefits will be nothing more than the building of a larger research lab. By keeping UNRs research departments highly visible on campus and around the world, the university would be better able to position itself to stay distinguished while receiving less and less state funding. This kind of strength in the face of economic adversity will demonstrate how the university is capable of surviving any sort of challenge thrown

its way. Grants are becoming imperative for the university to maintain its prominence in the local and national communities because recognition and research dollars help recruit topnotch faculty and students. If UNR fails to remain competitive as many of its departments are harshly cut, its reputation as a relevant institution will not only begin to dwindle, but disappear altogether. In the past year, the university has done especially well in earning significant

grants, especially considering the current economic status. For example, the university received an $8 million grant for the Reynolds School of Journalism to build a stateof-the-art multimedia center. The university should continue seeking such gifts as it has been, but needs to take the next step to fully reap the benefits. In order to see the potential faculty, students and recognition that significant grants could bring to UNR, people need to be aware of the improvements being made.

Promoting the receiving of grants and how they will be spent to the national media and prospective students is paramount in making the most of any gifts the university receives. If the university manages to gather good press and all potential media, this could further increase enrollment numbers while providing the university with much needed image improvement.
The Nevada Sagebrush can be reached at editor@nevadasagebrush.com.

STAN HEATH: LEGEND BROKE THE WORLD

On Sept. 30, 3:20 p.m., Elizabeth Taylor wrote: I had the privilage of being Stans niece for 32 years when he married my Aunt Jeanette. He will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure to know him and love him. Hed be very humbled to see all the articles online about him. I guess you could say he threw his last pass Sunday. Funny how these things happen. You will live in our hearts forever Uncle Stan. Well take good care of Jeanette for you. We know how much you loved her and you know she loved you deeply. You were true soulmates. Your Niece, Beth

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A new place helps clear the head


ometimes, all you need is a fresh start. Thats what I kept telling myself as I packed up my belongings and started to move out of my parents house for what I truly hoped would be the last time. It would be a new place. Somewhere that I could call my own. This Sunday, I would nally have my own home just off McCarran Boulevard. This moment in my life is one that most of us will go through at least once throughout our time on this earth. It happens to coincide perfectly with so many ideas currently manifesting inside my head, from books I just read to the cleansing rain that poured down beside me as I unloaded my rst box into a blank and bare room. The apartment was strikingly calm. I noticed the simple white walls that led up to a vaulted ceiling as my toes dug into freshly cleaned carpet. While the smell of the carpet-cleaner still lingered as a sour odor in the air, I was not going to let anything come between me and my new space. Its an empty space that will only be altered if I decided to change it. A space that will allow the freedom that Patrick I have so desperately been longing for Connolly since I began college. I will be free to come and go as I see t, walk around naked or just sit on a couch and drink a beer. But this move was not just about freedom from what little control my parents have tried to place on me. And renting an apartment was not just freedom from memories I no longer cared to dwell upon, but a chance to create new memorable moments in my life in a new place with new people. Just weeks after reading Sandra Cisneros book, A House on Mango Street, I found my own experience connecting to her story. She demonstrates how sometimes the best way to get over a bad memory is to separate yourself from the situation. They can act like chains that serve no other purpose than to suffocate or strangle the future. When people walk around old homes, pictures, songs and other items all have a tendency of jumping of the walls in an attempt to drag the mind into dark memories of past relationships, ghts and even deaths. But a new place has the ability to cut chains and allow for new room to grow amidst moments of tranquility and peace as I have now come to understand. My entire life was spent either at my parents house or in the crazy, boisterous zoo that was my fraternity. But now, I have what Cisneros main character, Esperanza, had always longed for throughout the book, A House of My Own. Only a house quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem. By alluding to poetry, Cisneros captures the creative potential that exists inside of an empty apartment. I will bring in my own furniture, my own food and my own friends. I will be in complete control of the situation. The rain was still pouring down outside, but the sour odor nally dispersed from my now furnished bedroom. I glanced around at the items that will comprise my living space for the next year, and I thought to myself for the rst timeIm home.

ASUN PASSES RIVALBASHING BILL

On Sept. 28, 8:27 a.m., DUUUUUUUUUDE wrote: FINALLY. Something good to come out of ASUN. Wolf Pack number 1! On Sept. 28, 11:12 a.m., GregRenaud wrote: All professionalism these kids think they have was lost a long time ago. Pull the sticks out of your bums and enjoy the thing for what it is I commend those who wrote it. On Sept. 28, 12:09 p.m., Alpha Wolf wrote: Lets not forget the original FUNLV resolution, from the 75th Senate Session. On Oct. 1, 11:20 a.m., Jordan C. Butler As author of the original FUNLV resolution included above, Im happy to see the tradition being carried forward. In a perfect world every senate session would pass its own FUNLV resolution.

The search for the UNLV replacement begins.

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Education will help to x illegitimacy rates


hances are that if you are reading this column, you are a student at this ne institution we call the University of Nevada, Reno. Now, if you are indeed an undergraduate student, you are most likely not married and between the ages of 18 and early-to-mid twenties. These circumstances are important to understand in order to effectively understand the following situation. What if someone were to walk up and tell you that if you are not Tarah married and Bowser practicing safe sexual practices, you are not only acting immorally, but simultaneously promoting the rapidly increasing illegitimacy rates which are bringing about the destruction of society? What would you do? Well, heres what I would say... I fully acknowledge that teenage pregnancy is an issue in this society. However, I dont

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STUDENTS AT RISK FOR PIRACY LAWSUITS

On Sept. 28, 8:25 a.m., Cool Story Bro wrote: Hey Sagebrush, way to once again have absolutely no clue about anything. No one is ever sued for downloading because there is no crime. If you stole a CD from a store you harmed the store but the RIAA is not going to sue you. What people get sued for is illegal distribution i.e. uploading. By doing this they violate copyright law. You can download to your hearts content as long as you do not upload any copyrighted material. Now peer to peer networks are only functional due to members sharing but if youre only concerned with yourself just disable uploading, your mileage may vary depending on the network and your peers settings as far as a required ratio but at least you wont get an RIAA notice. On Sept. 28, 12:32 p.m., Alpha Wolf: Its a shame the Sagebrush didnt know about (or chose not to cover) everyones favorite thorn in the side, John Russell, and his agrant aunting of copyright laws when he copied actual textbooks by taking pictures of them and distributed them for free via BitTorrent.

Patrick Connolly is the opinion editor of the Nevada Sagebrush. He studies journalism and French. He can be reached at pconnolly@nevadasagebrush.com.

blame sex. Rather, I place blame on the sex education our teens are given. The emphasis on negative consequences without the positive ones makes sexual promiscuity a mighty appealing outlet for teenage rebellion. When we are uninformed, we simply cannot make the best decisions. If sex is viewed negatively, teens are more likely to explore it in risky ways. This can lead to things such as teenage pregnancy and an increased risk of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease. While illegitimate children are obviously a large problem in society, these other issues do exist when sex education is not prominent enough. Next, I would provide the knowledge that because we are not living in the 50s, the traditional breadwinnerhomemaker familial model is declining in saliency. No longer is it necessary to have a marriage to have a child. And while there may be a correlation between marital status and good parenting (which is highly subjective), there is no cause/effect relationship set in stone. To deem a child born outside

of marriage as immoral is highly discriminatory toward the gay community or any other individual who does not consider marriage to be the catalyst to their familial goals. Lastly, I would say the general societal trend is that marriage is prolonged until anywhere from the late twenties to anywhere in the thirties. This is true not only in the U.S., but also worldwide. If you try to tell the average college student (who is likely more concerned with their career than a marriage) to refrain from sex until marriage, chances are they will laugh in your face. The 40-Year-Old Virgin was a funny movie, but no one wants to be that guy. We can conclude that illegitimacy has become a bigger problem. However, dont get caught in the fallacy of only blaming sex absent of morals. Society has brought about an evolved stage of diversity in the family systems, which stands to support the sex-positive outlook. So be happy, and for goodness sake, go get laid!
Tarah Bowser studies psychology and plans to continue studying sex therapy. She can be reached at opinion@nevadasagebrush.com.

CAMPUSCHAT
What was the most memorable moment from your weekend in Las Vegas?
When my boyfriend choked some UNLV fan. My favorite part was the rst half when UNLV still had a chance.
Evan Fircloth 22, UNLV fan Chelsey McMenemy 21, education major

The best memory Ill have is kicking UNLVs ass.

The best thing about this weekend was keeping the cannon blue for the sixth year in a row!
Caitlin Gunn 21, pre-medicine major

Jessica Lunardelli 20, elementary education major

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POLITICS: SHOULD JUDGES BE APPOINTED OR ELECTED?


FROM THE LEFT | JUDGES SHOULD BE APPOINTED, NOT ELECTED

oting yes on Question 1 will benet our state. How we get judges is a matter of value judgments and social trade-offs. On one hand, we can have elected judges that come directly from the people but cant seem to make up their minds Jacob on what the Neely law is while trying to please voters, or we can have appointed, experienced judges that provide consistent decisions. To understand the signicance of both arguments, let us rst explain the purpose and function of the judiciary. The moral leanings of the judge in question can be a serious tipping point. Justice is an abstract concept with denitions that vary from person to person. There are different ways for people to choose who these

legal gatekeepers are. About one-third of states have judicial elections. Some elect them on the county level, some on the state level, and some, like Nevada, elect judges on every level. The election system provides a method for the people to place judges in a manner that is representative of the electorate. It can get a little extreme and run the risk of inuential bias. For example, as Prof. Bill Eubank explains in Judicial Process class, you can get highly partisan judges, i.e. they will campaign for Republican Justice or Democratic Justice. Also, it must also be kept in mind that electoral politics will weigh on their minds. Because what is legal is not necessarily morally or socially acceptable, they may make decisions that do not follow precedent for political gain. Keep in mind, that for every person that gets elected, that is more research the electorate has to do (but wont) to make an informed decision. Other states in the union have appointed judges. The executive, whether it be

governor or president, does not want to risk his or her career by suggesting a weak candidate, so the judges will generally be more experienced and have consistent opinions. Therefore, the combination of experience and consistency can provide a much more stable environment. But the downside is that the executive will usually nominate a judge that has values similar, and that judge may serve for a very long time, even after public opinion has shifted. This leads to an inherently more conservative judiciary. Both methods have ups and downs, but appointing has a much lower risk. For more consistent and unbiased opinions, appointment is the way to go. For a more representative body, elections are the better route. Judges are not congressmen, their purpose isnt necessarily supposed to be subject to constantly shifting public opinion if it is going to be fair.
Jacob Neely studies political science and Spanish. He can be reached at opinion@nevadasagebrush.com

o you want your judges to be politicians or do you want them to be as unbiased as possible? Question 1 on our ballot asks us to decide if we as voters should trust the Commission on Judicial Selection and the governor to appoint people to Becca serve as our Kitchen local judges. Before you freak out and vote no, take a step back and consider this. Now, I support voting yes on this issue. Although it seems like the government is taking over and trying to control another aspect of our lives, we still retain the ability to remove the judges we deem unworthy of the position. This question has been a long-standing debate, and its time to take the initiative and change Nevadas Constitution.

FROM THE RIGHT | JUDGESHIP CAMPAIGNS SHOULD BE REMOVED


This question calls for names to be submitted as candidates to the Commission on Judicial Selection who will review and decide who is the best candidate. Their decision will be brought to the governor, who has the final say. But voters still have the power to vote them out of their position if we find them not fulfilling their duties the way we think they should. The most famous champion for this cause is Sandra Day OConnor. She successfully altered the judicial selection in her home state of Arizona and now she wants the rest of the states who still elect their judges to change as well. This system will, in Mrs. OConnors words, keep cash out of the courtroom. I am a huge supporter of the peoples right to vote, therefore I think carefully before supporting an initiative that would supposedly remove that right. Certainly the argument can be made that Nevadans should be able to select the people they want to judge them, but this ballot question is a good change for Nevada. It gives us an opportunity to remove corruption from the court system by removing outside influence that plagues campaigns. For those who panic that we are stripping away their rights, think about this. Question 1 mimics how our Supreme Court justices receive their positions. We still elect the governor who has the final say. We may not like who receives the appointments, but we can at least trust that their names were given sufficient consideration. Our judges should be as unbiased as possible. Its impossible to say that our judges are not political when they are forced to run for election and have to earn money to support their campaign. If we remove the possibility for their elections to be funded by people with motives, we can eliminate one less temptation to be swayed in their decision-making.
Becca Kitchen studies journalism and literature. She can be reached at opinion@nevadasagebrush.com

A SENIORS LIFE

AN EMOTIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Craziness inside the mind of a college senior

Recent study exposes how displaying emotions could positively affect our lives
s college students, we have all felt overworked, overwhelmed and underappreciated. Sometimes all at once. These are the days we feel that lump forming in our throats a precursor to the tears that are going to blur our vision. We try to fight it, but no matter where we are or how many people are around us, the crying is completely inevitable. Katie As soon as you Garner break down in the middle of a public place, you are guaranteed to run into at least one person you know, who will most likely feel the need to ask you repeatedly what is wrong, even when youve made it painfully obvious that you dont want to talk about it. And thats when the humiliation sets in. This kind of humiliation is denitely worse for guys, who are told to man up when they feel like crying. Since women are considered

he rst month of school has come and gone, and for most of the undergraduate senior class graduating in May, the dawning realization that real life is approaching is becoming all too real. Most of us are 21-goingon-22 and into our quarter life-crisis meltdown. Our age increase is becoming as scary as our new found adult status in society oh, and that we have no clue what we are going to do after college life ends. Soon we wont qualify Lea for student rates, meaning Moser that we will have to pay full price for the movies, and you can forget about the free soda cup Qdoba gives to students. After making many observations on campus during my past three years at the university, the fact that some of my peers will have a career in the next year is frightening, but it is something all students must go through. But how many of us are honestly qualied to fulll a trained professional job without it feeling like were kids playing school? For those of you that answered me, congrats. As a political science major and a philosophy minor, it is obvious that there are many options for my future employment (not). I have absolutely no clue what Im going to do with my life after May. I have recently applied for the Peace Corps, but Im not sure if its out of altruism or lack of career path? Well go with altruism for the sake of my morality, but what if that doesnt work out? Well, there is always grad school or possibly law school. And then I think, oh yeah, what am I going to do in grad school? Maybe Ill just move to New York and get a job waiting tables (at least Im not in Reno). But what if I end up continuing my Reno-life, working the same part-time job I do now? The thoughts get more depressing as the tick-tock to graduation comes nearer. So, the question remains what happens after weve attained our degrees? Do we go on to accomplish our dreams? Or do we watch those dreams gradually icker out? Obviously, I am not the only senior facing this dilemma and my story is not exceptional, but I want students to know that they do not stand alone in the fear of the future. Most of us will go on to graduate school, law school, medical school, or some other type of schooling, affording us more time to play and more time to gure out what we truly want to do with the rest of our lives. Few will nd a career immediately after undergraduate, and the rest will fall in the cracks, i.e. fall in love or get knocked up (hopefully the latter while being in love). As I continue to study for the Graduate Record Examination and search for possible post-grad opportunities that t my desires, the realization that the freedom as a dependent college student is quickly approaching its end, so preparation is necessary. Soon, I too will have to attain a career, whatever that mysterious thing may be. Thus, I suggest that we not forget why we invested ourselves to these past four years of undergrad schooling. Are we paying our dues for something better? Or are we selling ourselves short after the long trek as an undergrad? In the end I say life is short do what you love, not what youre supposed to love.

emotional beings, crying is a little more acceptable. But men are told to be the stronger, so crying supposedly displays weakness. But why? Why have we decided that we should be ashamed of an act thats so natural? In the first few years of our lives, we used crying to indicate our mood and alleviate natural stress. Maybe we were hungry, tired or frustrated. Kids seem to have the right idea. What if instead of telling them to stop crying, we encouraged children to cry harder when they were under stress? Instead of telling them that this act is wrong, tell them to listen to their bodys natural defense system. We could teach them at an early age to release all those feelings that turn you into a ticking time bomb of repressed emotions. According to a study done by the University of Minnesota, there are chemicals that build up inside of our bodies during periods of emotional stress. These chemicals are exuded from our bodies with our tears. If we stifle these tears, we are even risking our physical health. Swallowing your pride also means

Kids seem to have the right idea. What if instead of telling them to stop crying, we encouraged children to cry harder when they were under stress. Instead of telling them that this act is wrong, tell them to listen to their bodys natural defense system.
swallowing the idea of an increased probability of a heart attack or brain damage. When you look at it that way, the side effects of crying are nowhere near as bad as the side effects of keeping it all inside. You are going to have to live with the fact that you are going to experience some puffy eyes and a runny nose not super attractive, but hey, it beats a heart attack. Another benefit of cryinig is that it can also help clear your mind when you need to make a decision. Physically exuding toxic thoughts will keep you from basing your choices on your wild emotions. Also, according to Dr. Carrie Lane of the University of Texas, emotional tears contain an endorphin that acts as a natural painkiller. Keeping all of this biological evidence in mind, how much better would our university be if we had designated crying areas? Distressed students could sit in a comfortable room with plenty of tissues and let it rip, without any concern of social judgment. We could throw ourselves a miniature pity party and move on with our lives. This would not only be a healthy expression of emotion, but a huge stress reliever. When a poll was done at the University of South Florida, an overwhelming majority of students under stress said they felt better after crying. So next time youre sad, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed or maybe just want to get out of a speeding ticket, dont be afraid to let your emotions override your pride. Katie Garner studies elementary eduction. She can be reached at opinion@nevadasagebrush.com.

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Lea Moser is a political science major and philosophy minor. She can be reached at opinion@ nevadasagebrush.com

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ALBUM REVIEW

Yorn releases classically-American rock record


By Leanne Howard
In his self-titled third studio album, Pete Yorn mixes the heavy riffs of 90s rock with soul-baring vocals for a result that echoes a classic Americana feel. The rst track, Precious Stone, also the albums rst single, sounds like a forgotten track off Wilcos Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, complete with emotional Jeff Tweedy-esque singing. I know youre feeling in control, Yorn croons, and his words are surprisingly prophetic the entire album seems to exude a sort of powerful self-condence, the kind that makes you want to drive really fast with the windows down and no particular destination in mind. It is yet another aspect of the album that lends a 90s Americana vibe. However, the album also brings out a dry sense of humor that makes the listener feel almost as if Yorn is telling one big joke. A few tracks later, Velcro Shoes begins with the words, Got new shoes today my friends / I hope you like them, they have Velcro straps. It goes on in the same vein, telling the story of a day in the life of a child, and though it is one of the catchiest tracks on the album, the lyrics almost seem like a sardonic smile straight from Yorn himself. The album is fast-paced, and almost every track feels like a single. Tracks like Badman and The Chase have a Nirvana-like grunge feel, to the point that Yorn even turns his typically emotional voice into a sort of Kurt Cobain monotone. They seem a bit jarring at rst, but they are actually perfectly placed in the middle of the album, serving as a nice segue into the nal tracks. Yorn slows down the pace with Sans Fear, and, later, one of the albums highlights, Stronger Than. Both are full of more self-reection, touching again on the ballad-like, altcountry feel of Wilco or Ryan Adams. I gotta know myself before I know someone else, Yorn sings, revealing a deeper side of himself. The nal tracks seem to carry with them the emotion and selfstruggle from the second segment of the album. Ending on a high note with the brief yet refreshing Favorite Song, Yorn sums up his album nicely with his own lyrics: You know you got a favorite song / You know its gonna lift you up. That is precisely what his new release seems to do: Give some confidence, some power, a bit of self-knowledge,

PETE YORN PETE YORN

Release Date: Sept. 28 Genre: Rock Grade: B


and, of course, some good tunes.
Leanne Howard can be reached at arts-entertainment@nevadasagebrush.com.

Punk rock

4. LIFTER PULLER SOFT ROCK (2002)


Lifter Puller is another Minneapolis band that took its roots in punk rock and matured into an abstract experimental band. Its 2002 compilation album Soft Rock is a two-disc set containing most of its albums including Half Dead and Dynamite, The Entertainment and Arts, Lifter Puller and a collection of B-sides and unreleased material. Because of the amount of tracks on Soft Rock, it almost serves as a Best of... compilation. The lyrics are often clever, with Finn creating an entire ctional world of clubgoers, drug addicts and the dense underbelly of an otherwise suburban utopia. Many characters in the songs are frequently cross-referenced through the extensive song catalog, such as Nightclub Dwight, The Eye Patch Guy, Juanita and Jenny. Songs from Soft Rock, when carefully analyzing every detail, and the entire story can be discovered through the lyrics of Lifter Puller songs. Some of the best tracks on the album are Sherman City, Nassau Coliseum and Mission Viejo. While none of these three songs deal directly with the characters, the lyrics give the audience an idea of the narrator experiencing being part of this scene, while retaining an objective perspective on the characters. This album

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is hard to nd, because of how few people know about Lifter Pullers existence.

Du and The Replacements. While Husker Du took the underground route, never garnering mainstream attention, The Replacements signed to Sire Records in 1985 to release their major label debut, Tim. The bands move from the indie label Twin/Tone Records to Sire allowed them to polish their formerly booze-bathed, sloppy musicianship to a tighter, more focused record, eliminating ller songs from the album. A video was released for Bastards of Young, one of the albums hits, but because of The Replacements discontent for MTV, the group shot a very low-cost video. The music video was a three-minute shot of a speaker, slowly zooming out to reveal to the audience that the speaker is in a room with a man smoking a cigarette who eventually smashes the speaker at the end of the song. As far as lyrics are concerned, Paul Westerberg, the lead singer/songwriter and rhythm guitarist, outdid himself with Tim. The most striking lyrics on the album are in the last track Here Comes a Regular, depicting a bary alcoholic who has wasted his life to the point of losing all reasons to come back to reality.

5. THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE TAKE IT FROM THE MAN! (1996)


Anton Newcombes retro sound is a direct throwback to the 60s with a 90s shoegaze spin. Newcombe is the founder and frontman for The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Many bands are known for their volatile nature and propensity for creative conict between the members. In the case of The BJM, its booze and drug-addled conicts often resulted in physical altercation. A legendary ght of theirs was caught on video in 1995 during a record label showcase at Los Angeles Viper Room. The footage can be seen in the documentary chronicling the careers of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols called Dig! The BJM has had a revolving lineup, due to Newcombes emotional instability, which resulted in his frustration out on the other band members. Despite this, the band released around 12 albums between 1993 and 2010. Take It From the Man! standout tracks include Cabin Fever and Oh Lord.
Coree Hogan can be reached at arts-entertainment@nevadasagebrush.com.

Indie group Deerhunter consists of (left to right) Lockett Pundt, Josh Fauver, Moses Archuleta and Bradford Cox (center). The group recently released its fourth studio album, Halcyon Digest.

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Georgia band. This becomes much more apparent on the rest of the album, aside from one slower tune, Sailing. Highlights include Memory Boy, the bass infused track Desire Lines, and Fountain Stairs. However, Deerhunter saved the best track for last with He Would Have Laughed. On that

nal track, Cox sings I wont rest till I cant breathe. I cant breathe with you looking at me, with a dreamlike quality that engulfs the listener from the very beginning. Although a great jump from the debut, Halcyon Digest wont come as much of a shock for listeners of the bands prior album, Microcastle, where the dreamscape is less refined. Halcyon Digest is a cohesive album that secures Deerhunters place in modern

indie rock. The slight change in sound leaves fans questioning if the notoriously wild live show will evolve as well. Previous crowds have seen Cox in sundresses, as well as covered in fake blood. No matter the stageshow, this is an album that leaves fans and new listeners feeling satisfied.
Alexander Dietrick can be reached at arts-entertainment@ nevadasagebrush.com.

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Audience members line up outside of the Eldorado Showroom to catch Le Grand Cirque.

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Dancers serve as extras that make the show ow smoothly and add physical beauty to the performances.

We basically are the inbetween acts that keep the show going, said Emily Mayeld, the dance captain. Mayeld said the audiences who have attended Le Grand Cirque so far have been great. It is always full, and we love

the response in Reno, she said. Usually, opening week is great and then it dies down, but not in Reno.
Devin Sizemore can be reached at arts-entertainment@nevadasagebrush.com.

or the zombie. The idea for the anthology began when Black and Larbalestier (Team Unicorn and Team Zombie, respectively) started arguing over the creatures on their blogs. Feeling that the debate could never be resolved on the Internet, they decided to take it to the next level. They each began to recruit their supporters, asking well-known young adult authors to contribute stories about unicorns and zombies to the collection. The nal count contains good zombies, bad zombies, magical unicorns, killer unicorns and everything in between. A brief introduction by the editors precedes each story, usually containing witty criticisms of the plot to follow by the opposing team (Team Zombie is especially guilty of trash-talking the other side). The stunning cover art, a wildly colorful illustration of unicorns battling zombies in a bizarre imitation of the Wheres Waldo? series, is a great reason in itself to check out the book, and it only gets better from there. Every individual story is a masterpiece, going seamlessly from laughout-loud tales of teen angst to more thought-provoking chapters capable of moving readers to tears.

Our fear of the walking dead is similar to our fear of mortality, in the same way that unicorns seem to embody the elusive possibility of immortal life.
In fact, the serious nature of the book is one of its strongest points. Though its silly origins may make it seem like nothing more than an entertaining teen read, Zombies vs. Unicorns actually delves much deeper, using the creatures as metaphors for the commonest human fears and frailties mortality, justice and identity, among others. Team Zombie captain Larbalestier writes many times in her editors notes throughout the book that zombies represent the inevitable deaths of humans. Though she may be stretching the importance of the creatures a bit far, she has a point our fear of them, the walking dead, is strikingly similar to our fear of mortality, in the same way that unicorns seem to embody the elusive possibility of immortal life. While addressing all these issues and then some, Zombies vs. Unicorns never neglects its other goal of being an amusing, entertaining read. Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries, contributes a dry yet hilarious chronicle of high school travails that more than lives up to her successful previous writing. Other highlights include the final two stories, The Third Virgin by Kathleen Duey (Team Unicorn) and Prom Night by Libba Bray (Team Zombie), which deftly combine all the books previous themes into a grand finale. The only thing that the book does not seem to succeed in doing is proving which of the mystical creatures is cooler. Such a fantastic roundup of stories makes it even more impossible to determine which team is the winner. Readers will simply have to decide for themselves the unicorn or the zombie?
Leanne Howard can be reached at arts-entertainment@nevadasagebrush.com.

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UPCOMING RELEASES
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DVD REVIEW

Iron Man a fair addition to collection

TUESDAY/25
BRUNO MARS DOO-WOPS AND HOOLIGANS
Genre: Pop, R&B, Doo-Wop Description: Bruno Mars debut album will feature a soulful, doowop inspired sound. It was produced by The Smeezingtons (Travie McCoy, B.o.B.), Claude Kelly (Whitney Houston) and Supa Dups. The album will also feature vocal appearances by Damian Marley, Cee Lo Green and B.o.B.

KT TUNSTALL TIGER SUIT

Genre: Pop, Alternative Rock Description: The Scottish singer-songwriter will end her threeyear-long break with the release of Tiger Suit, her third studio release. The album will debut a more alternative and contemporary sound for Tunstall, who is known for her folk-based music, thanks to added electro beats.

FRIDAY/28

MY SOUL TO TAKE

Starring: Emily Meade, John Magaro and Max Thieriot Description: This 3-D horror film, which was written and directed by horror film mastermind Wes Craven, is based on the legend of the serial killer The Ripper. As legend has it, the ghost of The Ripper will return to town 16 years after his death in order to kill seven kids that were born on the night he died. Soon after, a few 16-year-olds go missing and the remaining teens in town must find a way to escape The Ripper. Genre: Horror, Thriller Rating: R

Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Downey Jr. star in Iron Man 2, the sequel to 2008s successful comic book adaptation. The lm was released on DVD this week. By Jerri Cuerden
When Iron Man 2 hit theaters in May, fans of the franchise lined up around the block to see it. The lm became the thirdhighest grossing of 2010. Now, Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) and his co-stars are invading living rooms in high denition thanks to the Sept. 28 release of Iron Man 2 on DVD and Blu-ray. Iron Man 2 picks up where the previous lm left off, with the hilariously eccentric corporate giant-turned-superhero Tony Stark adjusting to his role as Iron Man, Americas rst line of defense against terrorist threats. This time, Iron Man has more on his plate than a few Middle Eastern militia groups and an insane father gure. While attempting to keep Stark Industries and his playboy persona intact, Stark realized that the Arc Reactor that powers the Iron Man suit and keeps dangerous shrapnel from entering his heart is also killing him. As he struggles to nd a suitable replacement for the power source, he must also deal with an overzealous and increasingly paranoid United States Department of Defense, hell-bent on conscating his suit and using it for themselves. As if that werent enough, Stark quickly realizes that he has a new enemy in town, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke, The Expendables), who claims that the Arc Reactor was his fathers invention, and is determined to bring honor back to his familys name by causing the great Stark to fall from grace. The plot of this star-studded sequel is denitely entertaining and the perfect balance of action, suspense and hilarious one-liners from Downey Jr. While he awlessly reprises the role of Stark and if possible even tops his performance in the previous lm, his supporting cast proves to be even stronger this time around, with Sam Rockwell (Moon) as the suave wannabe, Justin Hammer and Don Cheadle (Brooklyns Finest) taking over Terrance Howards previous role of Col. James Rhodey Rhodes. Samuel L. Jackson (The Other Guys) reprises his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. director, Nick Fury, bringing the role of the classic eye-patched badass into living color on the

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IRON MAN 2

DVD Release Date: Sept. 28 Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow Genre: Action, Adventure Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language. Grade: A

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Lucas and Josh Duhamel Description: This lm, which was directed by Greg Berlanti, centers on Holly (Katherine Heigl) and Eric (Josh Duhamel), a duo who met through a disastrous rst date and are suddenly made guardians of their goddaughter when her parents die. The former enemies must learn to not only love and care for their new baby, but must also learn to love and care for each other. Genre: Drama, Comedy Rating: PG-13

big screen. The two-disc special edition includes numerous special features. Some highlights are deleted and extended scenes, lm commentary by director Jon Favreau, the making of Iron Man 2 and quite a few features on S.H.I.E.L.D, Fury and the characters background in the

comics. Overall, for fans of the lm, the DVD combo pack is well worth the price, so dont be afraid to splurge a little and bring all the action of Iron Man 2 home.
Jerri Cuerden can be reached at arts-entertainment@nevadasagebrush.com.

BOOK REVIEW

ALBUM REVIEW

Stories fuel feud between creatures


HOLLY BLACK AND JUSTINE LARBALESTIER ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS
Release Date: Sept. 21 Genre: Comedy, Fantasy Grade: A-

Indie group offers rened new sound


By Alexander Dietrick
Deerhunter has long been known for its fuzzy, noise-rock sound. With each successive album getting less experimental, Deerhunters fourth and latest effort Halcyon Digest is its most accessible album yet. Although Halcyon Digest is without most of the crazed waves of distortion that pulse through earlier albums, such as its debut, Turn It Up Faggot, fans can still appreciate the unique, layered instrumentation that the album has to offer. The album starts with the minimalist drumbeat of Earthquake that quickly crumbles into a waxing and waning dreamscape that remains throughout the album. The overpowering distortion of the

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ITS KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

By Leanne Howard
In the modern era of fantasy writing, every mythical creature or hero seems to have its deadly enemies: vampires and werewolves, pirates and ninjas, knights and dragons. Last month saw the rise of a new epic struggle zombies and unicorns. In the recently released anthology Zombies vs. Unicorns, editors Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier and their teams of well-established authors take on the crucially important issue of which is cooler the unicorn

Starring: Zach Galianakis, Emma Roberts and Keir Gilchrist Description: This lm, based on the 2006 novel of the same name, centers on a 16-yearold boy named Craig (Keir Gilchrist) who checks himself into a psychiatric ward after suffering from a long bout of depression. Along the way, he meets several people who change his outlook on life and happiness. Genre: Drama, Comedy Rating: PG-13

Release Date: Sept. 28 Genre: Indie Rock, Experimental Grade: B+


debut is not missed with the strong, warm tracks that make up Halcyon Digest. Following Earthquake are upbeat tracks Dont Cry and Revival. On Dont Cry frontman Bradford Cox sings, Come on, little boy I am your friend, and I understand the pain youre in. Keeping Deerhunters typical deceivingly simple style of lyrics, it seems that the Southern sun has caught up with this Atlanta,

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Two writers recently released an anthology chronicling the generation-dening feud between zombies and unicorns.

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ROTTEN TOMATOES WEEKLY GRADES

METACRITIC WEEKLY GRADES

October 1 Case 39 = 24% Rotten Hatchet II = 32% Rotten

Let Me In = 87 % Fresh The Social Network = 97% Fresh

September 28 Pete Yorn: Pete Yorn = 70 Neil Young: Le Noise = 80 Eric Clapton: Clapton = 78 Abe Vigoda: Crush = 74

source: rottentomatoes.com (rating system: 100-60% = fresh; 58-0% = rotten)

source: metacritic.com (rating system: 100-61 = high; 60-40 =medium; 39-0 = low)

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Community leaders celebrate reading


By Leanne Howard
Leaders from different aspects of the Reno community gathered on Wednesday and read aloud from their favorite banned books in order to raise awareness about the injustice of banning books. The American Civil Liberties Union and the University of Nevada, Reno Creative Writing Club hosted the event, aptly called I Read Banned Books. The lineup of local gures was impressively varied, as were the works from which they chose to read. The evening began with a reverend from the Unitarian Universalist church of Northern Nevada and progressed to representatives from Planned Parenthood, the Reno News & Review, the UNR English Department, Ahora Latino Journal and the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society, among others. Readings ranged from picture books to classic literature to Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. In her address at the beginning of the event, hostess and ACLU representative Rebecca Gasca told the small crowd that, between 2001 and 2009, more than 4,312 challenges to books had been made in the United States. The reasons for those challenges ranged from unsuitable sexual material (the most common) to language, violence, homosexuality, religious viewpoints and anti-family themes. Gasca reminded everyone present that the right to publish and read books of any topic is one of Americans most important liberties, referencing texts from Aristotle as well as the U.S. Bill of Rights. That freedom to read anything may be the most important reason not to ban books, but the evening also touched on an important point most challenged books should not even be challenged for the reasons that they are in the rst place. Alison Gaulden of Planned

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ANBERLIN WITH CRASH KINGS AND CIVIL TWILIGHT AT THE KNITTING FACTORY These Florida alternative rockers will perform many hits off their ve albums, including new songs off their latest album release, Dark is the Way, Light is a Place, which was released Sept. 7. Anberlin will perform at 8 p.m. 211 N. Virginia St. Tickets range from $17.5040.

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Parenthood chose to read a segment of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in which Harry receives his wand. Before she began reading, she told the crowd that she is a practicing Wiccan. Though that book was challenged for its occult themes, Gaulden was able to show that it does nothing to encourage children to become Wiccans through her rst-hand experience with the religion. Throughout the evening, each book was further proof that, like the challenges to the Harry Potter books, most complaints are completely unfounded. Other readings at the event were from childrens books addressing issues of gay parenting (Heather has Two Mommies and And Tango Makes Three) and classic literature addressing personal identity (Catcher in the Rye, Beloved, Ulysses, Lolita and Rabbit, Run) and war (The Things They Carried). The nal reading, an excerpt from 1984 by George Orwell, a novel about a strictly-governed dystopia, was a chilling reminder of what could become of a society that bans books. Read by Lee Rowland of the ACLU, the book had been challenged for being pro-Communist and explicitly sexual, yet Rowland seemed to have the most accurate comment when she called it prophetic. In Gascas nal address to the audience at the end of the evening, she called upon one of the tenets of the ACLU for a parting message that perfectly summed up the evening Think for yourself and let others do the same.
Leanne Howard can be reached at arts-entertainment@nevadasagebrush.com.

FRIDAY/8

LAVISH GREEN WITH DIRT COMMUNION, THE MANDORIANS AND DITCH THE PILOT AT THE KNITTING FACTORY Lavish Green, a punk/ funkadelic band from South Lake Tahoe, will perform a set with local bands Ditch the Pilot, The Madorians and Dirt Communion in order to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Northern Nevada. They will perform hits from their ve albums and are set to perform at 3 p.m. 211 N. Virginia St. Tickets range from $6-14.

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Alison Gaulden, vice president of public affairs for Planned Parenthood and a practicing Wiccan, read a selection from Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone at I Read Banned Books, an event that took place Wednesday on campus in honor of Banned Books Week.

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Inuential punk rock albums deserve notice

CANFEST INTERNATIONAL CANNED BEER FESTIVAL AT THE GRAND SIERRA RESORT AND CASINO This event, which is presented by the Buckbean Brewing Company, will feature canned beers from breweries all over the world, including Mudshark, New Belgium, SurlyBrewing and Oskar Blues. This event is set to begin at 6 p.m. 2500 E. Second St. Tickets are $30. THE WHITNEY MYER BAND WITH IN THE AIRSTREAM AT THE UNDERGROUND This local R&B/pop band, which consists of four family members, will perform along with local alternative rock band, In the Airstream. The show will begin at 9 p.m. and is open for those 21 years or older. 555 E. Fourth St. Tickets are $5.

can safely say that music has changed my life. And if youre listening closely enough, it might just change your life too. I dont know how I could have functioned through life without these albums. Here is my analysis of ve of the best punk rock albums Coree that most Hogan people havent heard of.

inuential to alternative rock, a genre that came to mainstream fruition in the 90s. While easily accessible to a general audience, its sound can also accommodate the needs of meticulous musicians, who can draw inspiration from each band members instrumental mastery.

2. RITES OF SPRING END ON END (1991)


In the 90s, emo music still retained its roots in punk and do-it-yourself ethics, but evolved to include bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring and Texas Is The Reason. Despite what emo means now to the 2010 mainstream music media, many of its fans have no idea that one of the rst bands to create this sound was Rites of Spring. Although the group only recorded 17 songs and played less than 20 shows, its music spawned an entire genre. The album features raspy, anguished lyrics lamenting dysfunctional, selsh and toxic romances and furious drumming, which creates a solid foundation to forge a unique, genre-defying style. Standout tracks are End on End, Persistent Vision and All Through a Life. Each is a perfect example of the bands passion for creativity, truly allowing an artistic and poetic element to surface. Unfortunately, being at the surface of the underground wont pay the bills. Not yet, at least.

1. DINOSAUR JR. YOURE LIVING ALL OVER ME (1987)


Dinosaur Jr. was born out of the death of hardcore punk, which is glaringly evident in its dynamic qualities, ranging from a ragged Neil Young-esque sensitivity to the raging energy of entertainer Henry Rollins. Dinosaur Jr. quickly became an iconic power trio of a musical era that has been lost in our generation to Billie Joe Armstrongs eyeliner and Fall Out Boys childish squeals of deviated romance. The bands 1987 sophomore album, Youre Living All Over Me, proved to hone these elements, effectively blending their roots of hardcore punk and classic rock. Standout tracks on the album are Little Fury Things, The Lung and In a Jar. Each of these three songs showcases Dinosaur Jr.s powerful but minimal composition, leaving room for a great deal of improvisation. Youre Living All Over Me was a tremendous success for Dinosaur Jr., and was hugely

Performers at Eldorados Le Grand Cirque include Chinese acrobats, dancers, clowns and hula-hoopers.

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Circus show delights crowds


By Devin Sizemore
Combining specialists in contortion and acrobatics with dancers, hula-hoopers and clowns, Le Grand Cirque provides audience members with a 70-minute, action-packed spectacle. Le Grande Cirque, an all-ages show, is presented at the Eldorado Showroom. There are so many tricks and death-defying stunts, said Julia Cholico, the company manager. There are amazing acrobats. This show goes out to such a wide audience. We get 10-, 20-, and 30-year-olds, up to 90-yearolds. The formation of the show, especially the different acts, is unique. You have separate acts brought together for the show, so you get the best of everything, Cholico said. Audience members are consistently impressed by the spectacle. It was absolutely amazing, said Sparks resident Vivian Rosas. I saw things I have never seen before. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time. Chinese acrobats and contortionists are the largest part of the show. The performers bring ballet, a strongman routine, hoop-jumping and a bike act to the show. These acrobats and contortionists have spent their lives practicing the routines they perform in Le Grand Cirque. The Chinese acrobats are from Yulin and all trained at the school there, said Eric Huang, the translator for the acrobats. They start training at 5, 6 or 7 years old. They

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start by learning handstands and tumbles. After learning the basics, they then go on to specialize in a different acts. The Chinese acrobats have traveled the globe performing their tricks. They have been to the (United Kingom), Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and now the (United States), Huang said.

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3. THE REPLACEMENTS - TIM (1985)


Two rival bands from Minneapolis have put the Twin Cities on the map Husker Du and The Replacements. While

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Oxbow Press is a new local printmaking studio, which allows members of the community access to printing presses at any time.

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I M PR I N TING A T R E N D
I like (printmaking) because there is a lot of process involved its not just your hand on paper. Its not like drawing or painting. There is a lot of specialized equipment involved. Rachel Kaiser, technical director of Oxbow Press
By Casey OLear
ont assume that printmaking went out of fashion at the end of the Industrial Revolution Gutenberg is still as hip as he ever was. Modern printmaking, which encompasses subgenres like etching, lithography, woodcuts, linocuts, screen-printing and book arts, is an increasingly popular art form nationwide. Propelled by art classes taught at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College, as well as the grand opening of Oxbow Press a local printmaking studio and resource the medium has been gaining momentum in the Reno art scene. Bob Blesse teaches book arts classes at, and directs, the Black Rock Press, a book press that publishes the work of both emerging and established writers. Its important to the arts curriculum, he said. Book-making gives students a new perspective on books how theyre made and put together. Most people know about books but have not had the opportunity to create books the way they were created 600 years ago. The thriving printmaking community that exists in Reno is due largely in part to the existence of Black Rock Press and the classes that the university offers. Blesse said that the printmaking program became popular while artist Jim McCormick taught at UNR between 1960 and 1992. When he retired, the program dwindled until printmaking professor Eunkang Koh renovated the printmaking room and installed new printing presses. Its a huge improvement, he said. Its a vital program in the art department. Printmaking is an upand-coming art form, and I think its wonderful that the community is showing interest. Blesse said that many students from all majors sign up to take printmaking and book arts classes, including students from the English department who receive credit toward their major for the class. Ninety-nine percent of the people in the classes have no idea how to make books, Blesse said. They learn a lot and take to it well. The work they do is phenomenal. It always amazes me at the end of the semester. Oxbow Press opened in June as a means of providing the Reno area with further access to printing. With printing presses beginning in the $2,000 range, it is difficult for artists to continue making prints when not enrolled in a class at the university. I fell in love with printmaking at

A student prepares his work to go through the printing press at Black Rock Press.

Lining up a sheet of paper before printing ensures that the work will come out even.

UNR, said Candace Nicol, director of Oxbow Press. The minute I took it, I fell in love. When I graduated, I had no access to a press, so I stopped doing it. It took 15 years for me to get my own press. My rst press is in the shop now. People came to my house a lot asking to use it, so I gured I might as well share it. Rachel Kaiser graduated from UNR in 2009 with a degree in printmaking. She is now the technical director for Oxbow Press. I like it because there is a lot of process involved its not just your hand on paper, she said. Its not like drawing or painting. There is a lot of specialized equipment involved. Kaiser said that she not only appreciates Oxbow Press because it provides artists access to printmaking materials, but she also values the printmaking community that the shop encourages. Students are the reason we started the community shop, Nicol said. They get in a class and get involved, and once they graduate, theres nowhere to go. Who can afford a press? So now they know that once they graduate, there is a place to come. Its important for students who come out of UNR with (bachelors degrees) in printmaking who thought theyd have to give it up. Oxbow Press offers workshops and classes, in addition to allowing members access to the print shop. For serious artists, there are also opportunities to become a resident artist at Oxbow, which grants them private studio space to use for their work. Student residents pay reduced rent to use the space in exchange for helping to maintain the shop. Oxbow Press has also partnered with the Holland Project and UNR printmaking club InkHeads to put on group shows. Part of what we wanted is to have younger people here, Nicol said. We plan to phase ourselves out. We want printmaking to grow in the community, and the only way to do that is with people from UNR and TMCC. With printmaking programs gaining in popularity in Reno, many expect the medium to become a major part of the local art scene before long. I think printmaking is an awesome, unique art form, Kaiser said. It allows each print to be unique. You let the press work for you theres a lot of exibility as well as structure. There is limitless potential to printmaking in an artistic and learning sense.
Casey OLear can be reached at colear@nevadasagebrush.com.

PRINTMAKING IN RENO
Learn more about Black Rock Press at www. blackrockpress.org. Introduction to book arts can be found in class schedules under Art 414. Learn more about Oxbow Press at www. oxbowpress.org or drop by at 2035 Dickerson Road. Daily use of the presses is $35 per day or $10 per hour. Monthly membership is $60. Yearly membership is $150. The next Oxbow Press exhibition, Graveyard Epitaphs, a show centered on prints that encompass the spirit of death will be presented by the InkHeads club. The show runs from Oct. 14-Nov. 17. A reception and costume party will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14. The prize for the best costume to use printmaking as a design technique will be a free yearly membership to Oxbow Press.

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Book arts, which is taught at the Oxbow Press and at UNR, is a sub-genre of printmaking.

Turning the crank of the printing press propels the paper through the machine.

Rachel Kaiser, a former UNR student and Black Rock Press user, teaches a class how to construct a book at the Oxbow Press.

WEEKS UNTIL HALL OF FAME GAME

Receiver set six NCAA records


By Lukas Eggen
While the Nevada football team is now known as a running squad, it was the passing game that was making waves when former wide receiver Trevor Insley played for the Wolf Pack from 1996-99. Insley, who will be inducted into Nevadas athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 30, had one of the most prolic careers in NCAA history. The 1999 All-American selection set six NCAA records during his senior year: most receiving yards, career receptions, single-season yards, most 100-yard games, single-season yards per game and most 200yard games. Insley fell three receptions short of breaking Jerry Rices career reception record. Head coach Chris Ault, who served as athletics director during Insleys career, said he was a wonder to watch. He played on a couple poor, poor football teams, Ault said. He was the player and probably one of my alltime favorite players to ever play here. Insley became the rst receiver in NCAA history to record more than 2,000 receiving yards in a single season when he gained 2,060 during his nal year at Nevada. He holds school records for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. Trevor was a very smart receiver, Ault said. Of course he had a great work ethic but he also had great eld presence. He knew where to run his routes. Insley signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts. He also spent time in the Canadian Football League.
Lukas Eggen can be reached at leggen@nevadasagebrush.com.

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*This is the third player prole of six, leading up to Nevadas Hall of Fame game on Oct. 30.

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NEVADA 44, UNLV 26

Top 3 teams, Palin jeers


Before last week, I thought the only thing more unbelievable than a Wolf Pack loss to a Western Athletic Conference team other than Boise State would have been Sarah Palin getting booed on national television. Palins understanding of national affairs is as astute as Colin Kaepernick in the zone read. But Ive come to the realization that anything can happen given Palins boo-birds Emeron on last Marcus weeks episode of Dancing With The Stars. Which got me thinking: Who in the WAC, other than Boise State, can beat Nevada and why would anyone boo our next president?

Nevadas defense gave up 26 points to the UNLV Rebels Saturday night. The defense allowed the Rebels to gain 294 yards of total offense.

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UTAH STATE

Undefeated Pack readies for WAC


By Lukas Eggen
The Wolf Packs 44-26 victory against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Saturday night meant Nevada took the Fremont Cannon home for a sixth-straight year the longest streak in the rivalrys history. The win also meant much more for Nevada. The team improved to 5-0 on the season and is now ranked No. 21 in the AP Top 25 poll and No. 23 in the USA Today/ ESPN Poll. With Nevada about to open conference play undefeated for the rst time since becoming a Football Bowl Subdivision team, players said they are miles ahead of where it was last year. Weve never been undefeated going into conference play, quarterback Colin Kaepernick said.

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N Nevada d opens its it conferf ence season against San Jose State Saturday night. The Wolf Pack won the Fremont Cannon for the sixth time in a row.

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Utah State is the WACs Tea Party candidate a typical loser who will pull off unexpected wins in 2010. Most of the nation was surprised when the Aggies strolled into Norman, Okla. and almost beat the Sooners in the season opener. Just as many people were stunned Friday watching Utah State stomp Brigham Young worse than a moderate Republican congressman. Aggie quarterback Diondre Borels experience and ability to elude defenders in the backeld reminds me of UNLVs Omar Clayton, who proved to be Nevadas toughest opposing eld general so far this season.

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Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick celebrates with fans after the Wolf Pack defeated the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 44-26 Saturday night.

Wal-Mart. I know it seems like an uncommon place to be booed at, but Palins sharp sense of fashion can come off as elitist, creating envy

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Senior helps start rodeo club


By Lukas Eggen
Most kids are learning how to walk and ride a bike at age three. At that age, Haley Donnatin was learning about the rodeo. Rodeo has been a lifelong love for Haley, now 24 years old. Now, she is bringing her passion to help start Nevadas rodeo club, which is in its rst year of existence. Haleys mother, Paula Donnatin, is a professional rodeo competitor and ignited Haleys love for the sport. It wasnt long before her competitive nature had her hooked on barrel racing, where each rider navigates around a pattern of barrels as fast as they can. I developed a natural talent for it and I love horses, she said. Paula said that while Haley was growing up, she shied away from coaching Haley in order to get an outside perspective and coaching. I think its good to get an outside perspective and to let her go at her own pace, Paula Donnatin said. As she became older, Haley said the sport kept drawing her in. She began traveling to competitions with her mom. The two travel together and compete, often times every other weekend. While some kids may dread having to spend hours with their parents, Haley enjoys it. My moms my best friend, Haley said. We have so much fun traveling and competing together. Oftentimes, the pair will be in direct competition with each other, but there are no ill feelings. They enjoy seeing the other succeed, even if it means losing to them. Haley said she remembered one race where she took rst place over her mother by two tenths of a second.

VOLLEYBALL

Nevada picks up rst conference win


By Mike Schembri
The Nevada volleyball team (8-8, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) won both of its WAC home games this weekend after losing 12 sets in a row in its previous four matches. The Wolf Pack hosted WAC opponents San Jose State and Fresno State to begin conference play at home. The Wolf Pack has been on re at home, posting a record of 7-1 with the only loss coming to the then-No. 24 Arizona Wildcats. On Thursday, the Wolf Pack swept San Jose State in three sets to gain momentum for its Saturday night showdown with Fresno State (6-9, 1-3 WAC) on the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness night. A seasonhigh 508 fans came to support the Wolf Pack and the Komen foundation, helping Nevada edge Fresno State 3-1.

HALEY DONNATIN
competed in rodeo since she was 7 years old. Donnatin competes at events with her mother, Paula, who has competed for 50 years.
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Theres no jealousy there, Haley said. Paula, who has been competing for 50 years, said seeing Haley gets her far more nervous and excited than when she competes. When I see Haley getting

Nevada middle blocker Brittni Yates attempts the kill during the Wolf Packs game against Fresno State.
Against the Lady Bulldogs, the Wolf Pack had four players with double-digit kills in the match, led by seniors Kylie Harrington and Lindsay Baldwin. It was only tting Harrington to have her 17th kill of the night

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be the match-winning kill on her last Susan G. Breast Cancer Awareness night of her collegiate career. Harrington has participated in the special event

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THE SKINNY: Nevada is ranked as the 21st-best team in the nation in the Associated Press poll this week. The Wolf Pack will return home after a two-game road trip to face San Jose State. The team won at BYU and at UNLV. With the victory over the Rebels, Nevada keeps the Fremont Cannon for the sixth year in a row and is undefeated heading into conference play. The Spartans are coming off a 14-13 loss to the University of California, Davis and have a record of 1-4. Nevada will be the Spartans fourth top-25 ranked opponent this season. It has already faced Alabama, Wisconsin, and Utah. The Wolf Pack will be heavily favored by 37.5 points against San Jose State.

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THE SKINNY: The Wolf Pack is 1-1 in conference play this season. It beat New Mexico State 2-1 at home and lost at Louisiana Tech 3-1 last week. Nevada hits the road to travel to Utah State this week. The team is 2-3-2 on the road compared to a 4-1 record at home. Senior Cristen Drummond is second in the Western Athletic Conference in shots with 43. The Aggies are 4-4-4 and have a 3-1-1 home record. Utah State goalie Molli Merrill has 33 saves with a 75 percent save percentage.

Boise State dropped to No. 4 in this weeks national polls.

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TOP FOOTBALL NEWS

Broncos drop one spot after 59-0 win


Boise State (4-0) beat New Mexico State 59-0 Saturday, gaining 400 more yards than the Aggies (0-4) and allowing them into Broncos territory only four times in 14 possessions. The win marked the then-No. 3 Broncos 29thstraight regular-season victory. However, Sunday afternoon, when the national rankings were released, Boise State dropped to No. 4 in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches poll, falling behind Oregon, who beat then-No. 9 Stanford 52-31 on Saturday. Broncos head coach Chris Petersen told the Idaho Statesman that the polls were not worth talking about until you get really, really late in the season when its going to matter. The Idaho Statesman also reported that one of the 58 coaches who voted this week in the Coaches Poll, ranked the Broncos as the 10thbest team in the nation. Boise State has one more non-conference game left on its schedule (Toledo) and will next enter a three-game stretch in which its opponents hold a combined 4-11 record.

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Fresno State San Jose State

7 p.m. Thursday 7 p.m. Saturday

Nevada fans celebrate during the teams 44-26 win over the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Saturday. Throughout the game, Nevada fans started many Fuck the Rebels chants.

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THE SKINNY: Nevada must go on the road for two conference games this week. The Wolf Pack won both of its conference home games last week to improve to 2-1 in the conference and 8-8 overall. The team will try to prove it is better than its 1-7 road record. It has lost its last seven road matches this season. Senior Kylie Harrington leads the team in kills and aces per game. Nevadas rst game is against Boise State, which is 14-4 on the season.

Nevada fans appalling actions embarrass school, community

WHOS HOT
VAI TAUA FOOTBALL Senior running back VaiTaua ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns and caught a pass for a touchdown as Nevada beat UNLV 44-26. It was the rst time Taua faced the Rebels in two years. He was forced to sit last years game due to injury. Seventytwo of those yards came on a single run when the UNLV fans were on their feet cheering for a defensive stop.

WHOS NOT
SPECIAL TEAMS FOOTBALL The Wolf Pack beat the Rebels, but provided many opportunities for UNLV on special teams. Rishard Matthews fumbled a punt in the rst quarter which led to a Rebel touchdown, kicker Ricky Drake had a kickoff go out of bounds and two kickoffs were returned inside the Wolf Pack 40 yard line.

hen I walked up to the Joe Crowley Student Union on Monday morning, I saw an unbelievably long line coming out of the third oor entrance that stretched from the Cantina del Lobo through the exit doors and out to the street. At 10:30 a.m., in rainy, gloomy weather, these 200-plus students were waiting to pick up a free ticket to Saturdays San Jose Juan State vs. Nevada Lpez football game. The line curled more than 300 feet I counted. When I made it inside the Joe, after seeing Colin Kaepernick chatting and high-ving some fans in line, I hurried into the restroom and saw a student with a big, fat N shaved on the back of his head. He was a junior and not big into school sports until this year. He made the trip to Las Vegas last weekend and cheered hard for the Pack, as evidenced by him losing his voice I asked. This gave me hope. It gave me hope that maybe Nevada fans will redeem themselves at this weekends game after acting appallingly crass in Las Vegas. Right before halftime of the Wolf Packs game against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Rebels quarterback Omar Clayton threw a swing pass to Michael Johnson. The receiver made the catch and started upeld before he

With (Rebels wide receiver) Michael (Johnson) still lying on the eld (he stayed on the ground for at least four minutes), the Nevada crowd chanted, FUCK THE REBELS! (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)... (Repeat about 10 times).
was hit hard by Nevada linebacker James-Michael Johnson. When I say hard, I mean it looked like James-Michael almost ripped Michaels head off. Michael fumbled, the Wolf Pack recovered and the crowd went wild. After the tackle, Michael laid motionless on the eld in front of the Nevada bench. The replay showed that, upon making contact, James-Michael clubbed the receiver in the neck with his thick left arm an incidental act. Immediately after the play, James-Michael went to go check on Michael, who was still lying lifeless on the UNLV 39-yard line. The pro-Pack crowd roared, applauding the violence they just saw. With Michael still lying on the eld (he stayed on ground for at least four minutes), the Nevada crowd chanted, FUCK THE REBELS! (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap) (Repeat about 10 times). All I could do was shake my head in disbelief. What kind of classless human beings would act in such a way? I understand that many fans are intoxicated and passion overrides common sense in these atmospheres, but this made me ashamed to call myself a University of Nevada, Reno student. And this wasnt an isolated incident. In three home games this season (two of which were on ESPN), Ive heard a myriad of obscene and offensive chants coming from the Nevada student section. What some fans dont realize (or at-out ignore) is that the Wolf Pack has a community-based fan base, meaning many people who attend these games are families, children and the elderly. Consider these people before you utter another vulgarity. Is this what you would want your children, parents or grandparents to endure when they came to watch a football game? This is why I was optimistic when I came into The Joe. The students looked proud to be UNR students. They looked happy to be waiting in a football-eld-long line for a ticket to a game against one of the worst teams in the nation. Maybe this group of fans will have more class than those drunks in Vegas. And remember, as long as the Wolf Pack keeps winning (which looks likely), our school and city will be highlighted more nationally. Is a group of drunk fans cursing at the top of their lungs really the image we want to portray to the nation? Get classy, Wolf Pack fans.
Juan Lpez can be e reached at jlobrush.com. pez@nevadasagebrush.com.

Utah State beats BYU for rst time since 1993


Utah State posted its rst win over Brigham Young University since 1993 on Friday, dominating the Cougars 31-16. The victory snapped the Aggies 10-game losing streak to BYU. Utah States defense intercepted Cougars quarterback Jake Heaps twice and held BYU to 65 rushing yards, while their offense rushed for 242 yards and went 11-for-18 on third down conversions. Diondre Borel led the Aggies (2-3) with 192 passing yards and 68 rushing yards and two total touchdowns. His backeld teammate, Derrvin Speight, rushed 23 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Utah State will next start Western Athletic Conference play against Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

Hawaiis Pilares hauls in school record 18 catches


Hawaii wide receiver Kealoha Pilares played the best game of his collegiate career Saturday in his teams 41-21 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Pilares, a senior, caught 18 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. The 18 catches set a new Hawaii record, while the 217 yards marked a new personal-best for Pilares. He caught 12 passed in the second and third quarters combined. With his stellar game, Pilares, the nations second-leading receiver (in terms of yards per game), extended his season totals to 39 catches, catche h s, 682 yards and nine touchdowns.

BY THE NUMBERS

STATES FOOTBALL TEAM IS AVERAGING THIS SEASON. THE SPARTANS SEASON HIGH IN POINTS IS 16. TEN IS THE NUMBER OF POINTS NEVADAS RIFLE TEAM DEFEATED JACKSONVILLE BY ON SATURDAY. THE WOLF PACK WAS LED BY JUNIOR DEMPSTER STER CHRISTENSON. 44.6 IS THE NUMBER OF POINTS PER GAME NEVADAS FOOTBALL TEAM IS AVERAGING THIS SEASON. THE MARK IS THE E FOURTH-BEST IN THE NATION.
Nevada running back Vai Taua
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IS THE NUMBER OF TOUCHDOWNS RUNNING BACK VAI TAUA HAD AGAINST INST RIVAL UNLV.
TWENTY ONE IS NEVADAS RANK IN THE AP TOP 25 POLL. THE WOLF PACK IS RANKED NO. 23 IN THE USA TODAY/ ESPN TOP-25 POLL. 3 IS THE NUMBER OF CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS NEVADA HAD IN THE E TOP 10 AT THE NEVADA CHASE RACE ON SATURDAY MORNING. SIX IS THE NUMBER OF YEARS IN A ROW THE WOLF PACK ACK HAS DEFEATED UNLV IN FOOTBALL, THE LONGEST STREAK IN THE RIVALRYS HISTORY. 9.8 IS THE NUMBER OF POINTS OINTS PER GAME SAN JOSE

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Nevadas McEntire takes 5th The shortest


By James DeHaven
The Wolf Pack cross country team kicked off the Nevada Chase Race in Rancho San Rafael Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. A gun sounded, right on schedule, and racers left the starting line. Nevadas Jenifer McEntire, however, didnt begin running her 5,000 meters until just past 10:01 a.m. McEntire watched as groups of athletes from her school and others left the starting line without her, building up a crucial lead. McEntire hadnt been penalized. Rather, McEntire and a few other top-ranked runners from other participating schools began their race on a delayed start time. This is the hallmark of the Chase Race format, in which runners start times are staggered at regular 30-second intervals according to their rank, with the lowest-ranked runners starting rst and the highest-ranked last. I felt pretty strong and I knew about the Chase (Race) going in, McEntire said. McEntire posted a time of 20:43 was the fth-best individually and the best on the team. Junior Janet Martinez, who missed Saturdays race due to an injury, was impressed by McEntires performance. Jen showed she can be the top runner, even when being really tired, Martinez said. McEntires results are a sign of how far shes come, especially because she had to be talked into running cross country in the rst place. Though McEntire both ran track and played soccer in high school, she said that it was her former college soccer coaches at Fresno City College that eventually talked her into trying out for the cross-country squad. But my coaches kept on saying, You would be really good at running. You could do it full-time, she said. I nally did and I fell in love with it. McEntire has also been running on chronically misaligned hips. They were a little sore today, McEntire said of the nagging injury. Ive been training really

diver stands above the rest

Nevada senior diver Heather Ramirez constantly projects a positive attitude and is a leader on the team. By Cory Thomas
She may not be able to reach things on the top shelf of a cabinet, she has trouble seeing above the steering wheel and she is legally a midget, but Heather Ramirez likes being short. I like wearing my high heels so I wear high heels all around campus, Ramirez said. Ramirez is 4-foot-11 and a senior diver on the Wolf Pack swimming team. Growing up, Ramirez liked being short because of all the boys. Well, actually, it was kind of cool because all the guys were taller than me, said Ramirez, who was born in Mission Viejo, Calif. So that was pretty awesome. I didnt have to worry about anybody being shorter than me. Ramirez also added that since she is legally a midget, she gets a handicapped parking pass and that she is used to being short because her whole family is short. Ramirez was recruited out of high school by Nevada. She lettered all four years and took third twice in the California Interscholastic Federation championships. Swimming and diving head coach Mike Richmond said they recruited her because of her athletic ability, potential, attitude and her determination. Nobody is ever going to outwork Heather Ramirez. Nobody, Richmond said. Thats just something you cant have enough of. However, on what Ramirez calls her scarier dives, she asks for a little help from above by kneeling and making a cross on her chest with her hand. Her freshman year, Ramirez was named Nevadas top newcomer and most improved athlete. Last season, she was named a team captain and nished eighth in the 3-meter

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Mariah Gramolini (left) and Nicole Painter (right) race towards the nish line in the Chase Race in Reno.
hard and sticking to my musclebuilding protocol for my hips, so I dont think they affected me too much. McEntire led an injury-depleted team. Out of the 16 members on Nevadas team, six ran at the race on Saturday. Nevada responded by taking second overall on the back of several strong performances. Redshirt sophomore Gloria Sosa nished seventh overall, sophomore Nicole Painter crossed the line in eighth and Tara Dines nished 11th. I have to give kudos to Gloria, Nicole and Tara, Martinez said. They pushed through the whole way and didnt give in to the heat and are just at out amazing runners. McEntire said head coach Kirk Elias was the key to the teams success.

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Coach (Elias) has been great with understanding our injuries and giving us time to heal, McEntire said. Hes been really helpful. The cross country team will head to Sunnyvale, Calif. on Oct. 16 to compete at the Bronco Invitational.
James DeHaven can be reached at sports@nevadasagebrush.com.

swimming and diving team. Ramirez lettered on her high school swimming and diving all four years and competed in the CIF tournament She was named the Wolf Packs top newcomer and most improved on the team her freshman year.

Blue beats Silver in intersquad meet


By Mike Schembri
The Wolf Pack swimming and diving team held its annual Blue vs. Silver Intrasquad Meet bright and early Saturday at the Lombardi Pool. The Blue team edged out the Silver team 134106 for the second straight year. After winning three WAC championships in the last four years, the Wolf Pack look to get back to their winning ways and stay atop the conference. Weve got a very talented group of athletes right now and they are training very hard, assistant coach Eric Skelly said. Were probably training the best we have ever trained at the beginning of a season. Expectations are high this season because last year the team missed its fourth consecutive WAC championship. But both players and coaches are optimistic about the new season. I think this team is off to as good of a start as any during my 11 years here, head coach Mike Richmond said. This team this year is night and day different from what it was last year, theres a whole different energy. The coaching philosophy for the Wolf Pack season is to develop a family atmosphere to boost the teams comaraderie to translate into more wins. Team chemistry is great right now, probably the closest team weve had in a couple years, Skelly said. Team captain and senior leader Heather Ramirez looks to try to win a WAC championship and make it a three of a kind for her collegiate career. All we can do is just try hard and do our best, Ramirez said. Thats what were doing in every practice. We train hard. Every girl trains hard and thats all you can do. The Wolf Pack will play its next meet Oct. 15-16 at Stanford for the PAC/WAC Shoot out.
Mike Schembri can be reached at sports@nevadasagebrush.com.

dive in the Western Athletic Conference Championships. So far this season, her best nish in the 1-meter diving event was fourth in the meet against California and she took third in the 3-meter dive in the intersquad meet. She is also a team captain this season and will be called upon to be a leader on a team with many freshmen and sophomores. Richmond said Ramirez brings more than just her diving athleticism and work ethic to the team. Since the day (Ramirez) came in, she has been the leader, and she just brings a positive energy to the team and a real positive attitude, Richmond said. It doesnt matter whats going on inside of her life. That girl is always going to be positive. Ramirezs positive attitude is something that assistant coach Eric Skelly said he and the team is really going to miss after this season. She is a constant source of positive energy, Skelly said. Really great to be around, shes the kind of person who lifts up the spirits when people are down. Shes invaluable and we are going to miss her when she graduates because she just brings that positive energy to our team.
Nevada Sagebrush reporter Mike Schembri contributed to this story. Cory Thomas can be reached at cthomas@nevadasagebrush.com.

Nevadas swimming and diving team held its annual Blue vs. Silver intrasquad meet.

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Team Nevada UNLV G1 20 25 G2 21 25 G3 28 26 BA 3 5 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 G3 17 25 BA 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 G4 25 21 G5 10 15 K 7 2 17 8 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 52 SA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 T 2 3 Dig 4 0 7 9 2 7 2 6 16 0 3 1 57 T 0 3 SA 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 Dig 2 2 8 4 1 6 0 4 10 1 0 0 38 BA 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 BA 4 2 3 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 26

Soccer
FRIDAY, OCT. 1
Team 1 New Mexico State 0 Nevada 0 2 1 1 OT 0 0 2OT 0 1 T 1 2

Football
SATURDAY, OCT. 2
Team Nevada UNLV A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saves 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Q1 7 7 Q2 21 7 Q3 10 3 Q4 6 9 T 44 26

UNLV

K Thomas, C 12 Keeler, K 6 Alles, A 2 Moeai, M 7 Nehf, S 14 Westman, M 5 Lau Hee, K 0 Teo, N 0 Winters, K 1 Glendenning, K 0 Falemaka, S 8 Thelen, S 0 Totals Team San Jose State Nevada 55 G1 15 25

SA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 G2 22 25

Dig 1 13 0 4 2 2 17 16 1 15 12 1 84

Nevada
Garvey, E Batista, J Anxo, G Harrington, K Baldwin, L Santiago, T Chang, K Heinen, B Link, N Anxo, S Holt, D Yates, B

Nevada
Sh Cove, M 0 Smith, E 6 Dominguez 1 Green, D 3 Allen, A 0 Erickson, J 2 Drummond, C 8 Ratnavira, N 7 Stott, E 0 Broome, K 1 Braman, L 0 Voss, S 0 Larot, R 0 Disarunno, K 2 SOG 0 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 G 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Saves 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Idaho State
Sh Bitner, M 0 Irwin, C 0 Powers, K 1 Hernandez 0 Thomas, V 0 Koziol, M 0 Nordin, E 0 Cope, L 3 Foutz, B 4 De leon, V 0 Subu, V 0 De La Vina 0 Novella, V 0 Thompson, 1 Vega, A 1 Yanes, N 1 McMillion, Y 0 SOG 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UNLV Rushing
Clayton, O Trotter, C Cornett, T No. 11 12 7 Yds 75 26 18 TD 1 0 0

Nevada Rushing
Taua, V Kaepernick, C Mark, L No. 19 13 9 Yds 188 97 60 TD 3 1 0

Passing

Att-Cmp-Int Clayton, O 14-23-1

Yds 214

TD 1

Passing

Att-Cmp-Int Kaepernick, C 13-17-1

Yds 124

TD 1

THURSDAY, SEPT. 30

Receiving
Payne, P Johnson, M Watkins, K Vidal, A

San Jose State


Blume, H Japhet, T Amian, B Miraldi, A Akana, A Andrade, C Griest, S McAtee, S Zellmer, C Casino, A Turner, K Miller, K Totals K 4 2 8 1 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 1

SA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Dig 1 0 5 1 1 6 0 0 1 6 13 1 35

Nevada
Garvey, E Batista, J Anxo, G Harrington, K Baldwin, L Santiago, T Chang, K Heinen, B Link, N Anxo, S Ji, E Yates, B

K 4 6 9 15 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 47

No. 8 3 1 1

Yds 170 27 14 4 Sacks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Yds 147

TD 0 0 0 1 Int 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Long 68

Receiving
Wimberly, B Wellington, C Matthews, R Taua, V

No. 5 2 2 2

Yds 35 28 18 17 Sacks 1 0 0 0 1 0 .5 0 0 Yds 59

TD 0 0 0 1 Int 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Long 21

Defense
Totals 30 13 2 2 3 11 4 1 1 11

SUNDAY, OCT. 3
Team 1 Nevada Louisiana Tech 1 2 2 0 1 T 1 3

Nevada
Sh Cove, M Smith, E Green, D Allen, A Erickson, J Larot, R Drummond, C Ratnavira, N Stott, E Broome, K Braman, L Schmeda, S Voss, S Dominguez, A Sacks, A Crump, C Terranova, J Disarunno, K Totals 0 1 1 0 3 2 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 23 SOG 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 14 G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 A 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 Saves 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Louisiana Tech
Sh Budani, M Marsh, A Clarke, S Kaim, J Christensen Thomas, J Maheu, J Marsh, K Detrick, C Pedro, M Janssens, S Kaim, A Kowalzyk, E Pilarski, S Phillips, C 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 SOG 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saves 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Paulo, R Bell, B Hodge, S De Giacomo, A Brooks, P Maka, T Chandler, W Mareko, D Randleman, C

Tackles 13 8 7 7 5 5 4 4 4 No. 4

Moch, D Coulson, R Grimes, K Johnson, M Roy, B Marshall, B Frey, I Williams, D Johnson, J.M.

Tackles 9 8 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 No.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 2
Team Fresno State Nevada G1 16 25 G2 22 25

G3 31 29 BA 0 4 7 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 24

G4 26 28 K Garey, E 10 Batista, J 2 Anxo, G 15 Harrington, K 17 Baldwin, L 17 Santiago, T 4 Chang, K 0 Heinen, B 0 Link, N 0 Holt, D 0 Yates, B 7 72

SA 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3

T 1 3 Dig 2 3 11 9 2 8 0 9 13 0 0 57 BA 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 8

Matthews, R

Fresno State
Wild, K Agraz, C Berger, L Stoc, E Clarke, B Brand, M Horton, T Mason, K Parker, K Van Grouw, K Totals K 4 4 11 0 13 23 0 0 0 1

SA 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4

Dig 6 2 1 5 0 16 1 14 0 6 51

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FOOTBALL TEAM SCHEDULE


Eastern Washington Sept. 2 Colorado State Sept. 11 California Sept. 17 at BYU Sept. 25 at UNLV Oct. 2 San Jose State Saturday at Hawaii Oct. 16 Utah State at Idaho Nov. 6 at Fresno State Nov. 13 New Mexico State Nov. 20 Boise State Nov. 26 at Louisiana Tech Dec. 4 W 49-24 W 51-6 W 52-31 W 27-13 W 44-26 7:35 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1: 05 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 12 p.m.

2010 NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS

Category Name School Statistic Rushing Denard Robinson MICH 181 yds/game Receiving Justin Blackmon OKST. 139.5 yds/game Tackles Mario Harvey Mar 13 tackles/game Sacks Vinny Curry Mar 1.6 sacks/game Total Offense Bryant Moniz UH 390.6 yds/game

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2010 WAC STANDINGS

Team Conference Standings Overall Hawaii 4-0 14-1 Nevada 2-1 8-8 New Mexico state 2-1 8-9 Boise State 2-2 14-4 Idaho 2-2 7-8 San Jose State 2-2 7-10 Utah State 1-2 13-3 Fresno State 1-3 6-9 Louisiana Tech 0-3 10-8

VOLLEYBALL TEAM SCHEDULE


at. Utah Valley Aug. 27 at. Missouri Aug. 28 at. Maryland Aug. 28 vs. Weber State Sept. 3 vs. Belmont Sept. 4 vs. Notre Dame Sept. 4 vs. Northern AZ Sept. 10 vs. Arizona Sept. 10 vs. Pacic Sept. 11 at Portland Sept. 17 at UC Davis Sept. 18 at Oregon State Sept. 18 at Hawaii Sept. 24 at UNLV Sept. 27 vs. San Jose State Sept. 30 vs. Fresno State Oct. 2 at Boise State Oct. 7 at Idaho Oct. 9 vs. Utah State Oct. 15 at New Mexico State Oct. 17 vs. NMSU Oct. 21 vs. Louisiana Tech Oct. 23 W 3-1 L 3-0 L 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-1 W 3-2 W 3-1 L 3-1 W 3-0 L 3-1 L 3-0 L 3-0 L 3-0 L 3-2 W 3-0 W 3-1 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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2010 WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE STATISTICAL LEADERS


Category Shots per game Goals Saves Points Assists Name Chelsea Small Rachel King Liz Ruiz Rachel King Crystal Burns* Statistic 5.17 10 75 21 7

SOCCER TEAM SCHEDULE


Chico State T 0-0 at Saint Marys L 1-0 at Gonzaga Aug. 27 T 1-1 at Iowa State Aug. 29 L 2-1 Montana Sept. 3 W 3-1 South Dakota St. Sept. 4 L 3-2 at Sacramento State Sept. 10 W 4-3 at San Francisco Sept. 12 W 1-0 Idaho State Sept. 16 W 2-0 Eastern Michigan Sept. 18 W 3-0 at UC Irvine Sept. 24 T 0-0 at UC Riverside Sept. 26 L 4-2 New Mexico State Oct. 1 W 2-1 at LA Tech Oct. 3 L 3-1 at Utah State Oct. 8 2:00 p.m. Idaho Oct. 15 7:00 p.m. Boise State Oct. 17 1:00 p.m. at San Jose State Oct. 22 7:00 p.m. Fresno State Oct. 24 1:00 p.m. Hawaii Oct. 29 7:00 p.m. WAC Tournament Ruston, La. Nov. 4-7 TBA

2010 WAC STATISTICAL LEADERS


Category Rushing School Statistic NEV 128.2 yds/game Receiving Kealoha Pilares UH 136.4 yds/game Tackles Corey Paredes UH 12.4 tackles/game Sacks Logan Harrell FS 1.25 sacks/game Total Offense Bryant Moniz UH 390.6 yds/game Name Vai Taua

SELECTED WAC SCORES FROM OCT. 1-2


Utah State (W) vs. BYU at Logan, Ut. Hawaii (W) vs. La. Tech* at Honolulu San Jose State (L) vs. UC Davis at San Jose, Ca. Idaho (W ) vs. Western Michigan at Kalamazoo, Idaho New Mexico State (L) vs. Boise State* at Las Cruces, NM Fresno State (W) vs. Cal Poly at Fresno, Calif. *Conference Game 31-16 41-21 14-13 33-13 59-0 38-17

*Two Players Tied

2010 NEVADA STATISTICAL LEADERS


Category Assists Digs Blocks Kills Aces Name Tatiana Santiago Nicole Link Janelle Batista Kylie Harrington Kylie Harrington

Statistic 9.23 /set 3.68 /set .88 /set 3.12 /set 0.24 /set

2010 NEVADA STATISTICAL LEADERS

2010 NEVADA STATISTICAL LEADERS


Category Rushing Name Vai Taua

Category Name Statistic Shots on goal Cristen Drummond 14 Goals Drummond* 3 Saves Marie Cove 49 Points Drummond 9 Save Pct. Cove 89.1% Assists Raylene Larot* 5 Two Players Tied*

Statistic 128.2 yds/game Receiving Rishard Matthews 54 yds/game Tackles James-Michael Johnson 7.0 tackles/game Sacks James-Michael Johnson .6 sacks/game Total Offense Colin Kaepernick 319.2 yds/game

BRIEFS FOOTBALL BOISE STATE BLANKS NEW MEXICO STATE


Boise State traveled to New Mexico State on Saturday and won 59-0. The Aggies were down by three scores after the rst quarter with the score at 24-0. The Broncos racked up more than 600 yards of total offense, 309 passing yards, forced two fumbles and had an interception. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore passed for 198 yards and three touchdowns and receiver Kyle Efaw had 67 yards and two touchdowns. Idaho played Western Michigan and earned its third win of the season 33-13, despite turning the ball over four times. The Vandals gave up less than 200 yards of offense to the Broncos and tallied 477 yards of offense. Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle passed for 380 yards and three touchdowns. Linebacker Robert Siavii recorded nine tackles and earned defensive Western Athletic Conference player of the week. Fresno State beat Cal Poly at home on Saturday 38-17. The Bulldogs nished off the Mustangs by outscoring it 17-0 in the second half. After the rst half the game was 21-17. Fresno State had three rushers gain more than 60 yards on the ground and totaled 253 yards rushing as a team. Hawaii faced Louisiana Tech on Saturday and won 41-21. The Bulldogs attempted a comeback by outscoring the Warriors in the third quarter. It was too much for Louisiana Tech to overcome, as it was down 24-7 in the rst half. Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz passed for more than 500 yards with four touchdowns and accumulated 585 yards of total offense. He now leads all of the College Bowl Championship division players in total offense. San Jose State fell to 1-4 on the season after losing 14-13 to UC Davis. The Aggies scored both touchdowns in the second half after trailing 13-0 in the rst half. Spartans running back Lamon Muldrow rushed for 143 yards and averaged 6.2 yards per carry in the game. San Jose State travels to Nevada this Saturday. two games, helping her team win both games. Small leads the conference in shots with 66 on the season. The Vandals will stay home this week to play Louisiana Tech on Friday.

VOLLEYBALL WAC HONORS KELSEY TAYLOR


Idahos Kelsay Taylor was named for the srt time rst WAC Player of the Week of her collegiate career. She earned the honor by posting her rst double-double of her career with 11 kills and 11 blocks. She also nished the match with an attack percentage with .439. Taylor lead the team in blocks and has the fth most blocks in the conference. The Vandals went 1-1 against Boise State totaling a record of 7-8 on the season. Idahos next game will be at home against Utah State on Wednesday.

NEVADA-BOISE STATE GAME SELLS OUT


The Nevada versus Boise State game is sold out. It is the second sellout for the Wolf Pack this season. The rst sellout was against then-No. 24 ranked California, Berkeley, which Nevada won 5231. The game also sold out two years ago as well. This could be a battle of top 25 teams, with the Broncos ranked number four in the nation and the Wolf Pack ranked No. 21.

GOLF NEW MEXICO STATE GOLFER TIES FOR FIRST


Aggie golfer Joon Lee tied shot a 5-under par, 67 in the nal round to tie for rst place in the William H. Tucker Invitational on Saturday. For his nal score, Lee shot an overall 4-under par. He helped his team to nish fourth in the tournament as a team. This was Lees best nish of his career. His previous best was last season at the Mustang Intercollegiate match, where he nished third by shooting a 2-over par. Lee will look to duplicate his performance in the Aggies next tournament in Akron, Ohio.

SOCCER WAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK


Utah State goalkeepers Molli Merrill recorded two consecutive shutouts against Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State to earn the WAC defensive player of the week award. She is sixth in the conference in save percentage at 75.6 percent and now has four shutouts on the season so far. Utah State will host the Wolf Pack on Friday. Idaho forward Chelsea Small was named the WAC offensive player of the week. She scored four goals in the Vandals last

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match for four years but this one tasted a little better. This win was so much sweeter because it was a tough win and we all played really well, Harrington said. It was fun to play well in front of our fans. Thats the kind of offense we want to be able to run and have the set selection and set distribution mixed like that, head coach Devin Scruggs said. Were working on some things to try and create a similar environment as much as possible and we just have to create our own energy. Grace Anxo posted her second

career double-double with 11 digs and 15 kills with the help of junior setter Tatiana Santiago, who recorded a career-high 59 assists for the match. We had good passing, passing is denitely key, Santiago said. I am the setter so I can set whoever I want and it opens up my hitter, which is nice. Just our overall team chemistry is getting better. We are working for each other and that is what is bringing out our wins. Nevadas next challenge will be in the state of Idaho where the Wolf Pack plays at Boise State on Thursday and at Idaho Saturday.
Mike Schembri can be reached at sports@nevadasagebrush.com.

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Republican Party, Steele has reason to have beef.

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HAWAII
The Rainbow Warriors are as pragmatic as Nevada Republican senatorial candidate Sharron Angle. Angle is, as she described herself in a phone conversation with Nevada Tea Party candidate Scott Ashjian, pragmatic and carries clout in Washington because of admitted access to Senate Republican head honchos Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and James Demit (R-SC). Hawaii is also pragmatic in its goal of enforcing a pass-rst attack. Quarterback Bryant Moniz is the nations leading passer (1,869 yards) 395 yards more than anyone else which follows in the footsteps of prolic 2007 Hawaii passer Colt Brennan. It worked before, why not do it again? Even without home-eld, Nevada should contain the inconsistent Hawaiian offense, which also ranks 117th in rush yards per game (70.8).

in the middle class folk who frequently visit Wal-Mart. If only they knew how much she is one of them.

FRESNO STATE
The Bulldogs are the Kentucky senatorial candidate Rand Paul of the WAC a formidable foe. Fresno State head coach Pat Hill has yet again produced a solid rushing attack by committee with an excellent pocket passer. The loss of running back Ryan Mathews to the NFL has hurt, but senior quarterback Ryan Colburn has stepped up with a 179.8 passer rating and a 72.6 completion percentage. The 3-1 Bulldogs beat Cincinnati (28-14) and Utah State (41-24), but surrendered 55 points at Mississippi. This game, along with the 2010 elections, will be won in the trenches.

Nevadas soccer team defeated New Mexico State 2-1 but fell to Louisiana Tech 3-1. Nevada is 6-5-2 for the season. By Michael Lingberg
By the time Erin Smith scored her second goal of the game, people in attendance were getting restless. The game had entered the second overtime. When she nally scored to win the game, the whole stadium exploded with sound. Nevada soccer defeated New Mexico State 2-1 Friday night under the lights of Mackay Stadium. It was a grind it out 104 minutes of soccer. The Wolf Packs rst goal came in the 84th minute by Erin Smith. NMSUs Kristen Powers scored her second goal of the season 47 seconds later to tie the game. The two teams went back and forth until the second overtime when Erin Smith scored the game-winning goal in the 104th minute. The Pack dominated possession of the ball throughout the game, taking 30 shots with 13 on the goal compared to NMSUs 11 shots. Forward Cristen Drummond had a busy night, taking seven shots, but none went in the goal. The goal had a force eld on it, Drummond said. Erins goal was so exciting for the whole team. Smith, who scored her third and fourth goals of the season, said her goals were a result of good team play rather than one player. I couldnt have done it without my teammates, Smith said. Head coach Missy Price had a feeling one of her players was going to step up. Erin looked like she was looking to score the ball, Price said. She was in the right places at the right times. As for Cristen, what makes her a dangerous player is the fact she takes shot after shot after shot. With the defense keyed into her, Erin had an easier time getting free. Nevada traveled to Louisiana Tech on Sunday to face the Lady Techsters. However, the Wolf Pack couldnt keep up its streak and fell 3-1. The Lady Techsters took an early lead after scoring two goals in the rst 20 minutes of the game. Kori Disaruno scored Nevadas only goal of the game in the 22nd minute to cut the lead to 2-1 but failed to nd the goal again. The Wolf Pack fell to 6-5-2 overall and split its rst two conference games. The team is now 4-1 at home and 2-4-2 on the road. The Aggies fell to 6-3-2

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SOCCER
Th The N Nevada d soccer team t defeated New Mexico State 2-1 on Friday. Erin Smith scored both goals for the Wolf Pack during the game. The Wolf Pack fell to Louisiana Tech 3-1 on Sunday. The Lady Techsters jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the rst 20 minutes of the game.
and La Tech improved to 11-3 on the season. The Packs next game is Friday at Utah State. Nevadas next home match is Oct. 15 when the Wolf Pack hosts Idaho.
Michael Lingberg can be reached at sports@nevadasagebrush.com

IF NEVADA LOSES TO FRESNO STATE, SARAH PALIN COULD GET BOOED AT


Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steeles house. This may seem odd, but considering Palins controversial presence is half hurting, half galvanizing the

IF NEVADA LOSES TO HAWAII, SARAH PALIN COULD GET BOOED AT


Fox News Headquarters in New York. Wait, sorry, Palin would never get booed there.
Emerson Marcus can be reached at emarcus@nevadasagebrush.com

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Nevada stomps UNLV 44-26, marks 5-0 season

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Nevada linebacker Kevin Grimes tries to get the stands pumped up during the game. Grimes had six tackles..

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Nevada fans cheer for the Pack at this weekends rivalry game.

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick attempts to evade a tackle. Kaepernick nished the game with 221 yards of total offense and two touchdowns.

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Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick celebrates with fans after the Wolf Packs win. Nevada took home the Fremont Cannon for the sixth-straight year, the longest streak in the rivalrys history. The win also moved Nevadas ranking in the AP Poll to No. 21.

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Nevada wide receiver Rishard Mathews leaps to make a catch Saturday night. Mathews nished the game with two catches for 18 yards.

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BY THE NUMBERS

A breakdown of Nevadas 44-26 victory against UNLV Saturday night. The Wolf Pack defeated UNLV for the sixth straight year, the longest winning streak in the rivalrys history.

is the number of years in a row Nevada has kept the Fremont Cannon blue.

is Nevadas ranking in the AP Top-25 Poll, up four spots from last week.

21

is the number of punts Nevada had against UNLV Saturday night.

is the number of touchdowns running back Vai Taua scored.

is the number of rushing yards the Wolf Pack gained against the Rebels.

374

is the number of points per game Nevada is averaging fourth best in the nation.

44.6

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Tauas four TDs propel Pack over Rebels


By Cory Thomas
Near the end of the third quarter, Nevada was winning 31-17 and the Rebel fans rose to their feet, cheering for a defensive stand. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas had just scored a touchdown and the public address announcer called for fans to get on their feet and try to disrupt the Wolf Pack offense. Their efforts were for naught. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick took the snap and handed it off to running back Vai Taua, who ran 72 yards untouched for the touchdown and quieted the crowd. The score extended the Wolf Packs lead to three possessions at 38-17. The (offensive) line had a hole the size of a truck and I just hit it a little faster than usual and got a lucky little break, Taua said. jured in last years game. He said he wanted to play as well as teammate and fellow running back Mike Ball did in last seasons game. All I kept thinking about was Mike Balls ve touchdowns last year and I kept telling him, Im trying to match your ve touchdowns, Taua said. I got four but we still did pretty good.

BEATING UNLV
N Nevada d recorded d d 11 tackt k les-for-loss against the Rebels Saturday night. Running back Vai Taua gained 188 rush yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wolf Pack. Taua also had one receiving touchdown. Taua reeled off a 72-yard touchdown run to put Nevada up by three possessions.

HITS IN THE BACKFIELD


The defense was able to get into the backeld and recorded 11 tackles for a loss and sacked Rebel quarterback Omar Clayton three times. Defensive end Dontay Moch led the team with one sack and three tackles for a loss. Every game (the defense) is taking a step up and its a mountain we have to climb and overcome, Moch said. Everybody used to doubt the defense and now were here trying to play as a solid team. Linebacker James-Michael Johnson said that a mobile quarterback like Clayton was hard to contain and was not completely satised with how the defense played overall. Im glad we got out of here with a (win), Johnson said. It could have been a lot worse. A

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RUNNING THROUGH THE REBELS


Taua totaled 188 yards with three rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in the game, as Nevada won 44-26 to keep the Fremont Cannon blue for a sixth consecutive year. It was the rst time Taua played UNLV since being in-

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couple plays here and there, it could have been a whole different game.

Nevada defensive back Thaddeus Brown (left) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (right) celebrate after a play. The defense recorded 11 tackles-for-loss against the Rebels Saturday night.
came when wide receiver Rishard Matthews muffed a punt. UNLV pounced on the ball and took over inside Nevadas 20-yard line. In the second quarter, kicker Ricky Drake had a kickoff go out of bounds and the Rebels ran two kickoffs inside the Wolf Pack 40-yard line. The Rebels returned six kickoffs for 228 yards an average of 38 yards. Ault said Nevadas troubles were completely his teams fault and had nothing to do with anything that UNLV did. We are not worried about

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A SPECIAL PROBLEM
The main area head coach Chris Ault said the team struggled in was special teams. The Wolf Packs rst turnover

UNLV. We are worried about how we played and thats where the kicking game comes into play, Ault said. We gave them some opportunities they shouldnt have had.
Cory Thomas can be reached at cthomas@nevadasagebrush.com.

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ready to go, its like Im up there with her, Paula said. I could never see myself becoming competitive with her.

MAKING A CLUB
Donnatin is now a member of the UNR rodeo club, which is entering its first year at Nevada. Though it is still in its early stages and guring out all the details, Christina Sawtell-Reed, the clubs treasurer, said. For now, the clubs focus is trying to raise money to cover operating costs and so it can compete in events. Like most

clubs, students are required to have their own equipment, but for the rodeo club, the equipment means owning their own horses. Reed said the club has 13 members but many more have expressed interest in joining. The club is also searching for a permanent practice facility. While most club sports can use the intramural elds, rodeo needs a place where they can take the horses out to ride. Reed said that starting the club was important so that the city, which hosts the Reno Rodeo each summer, could have a team to get behind and support. Reed also said she hopes the team will have enough money to compete in events on a regular

basis beginning next year. Its something that Reno needs, Reed said. I mean, Vegas has one and Reno doesnt. Thats kind of sad. Reed said the club is focusing on nding sponsors for the club rather than doing a lot of fundraising events. Although the economy has been difcult to other sports, like the ski club, Reed said she is condent that the community will step up. The club also hopes to team up with the Reno Rodeo next summer and, eventually, host its own rodeo once it becomes more established. Reno is built on rodeo, Reed said. We have a rodeo here every year that is almost always

RODEO CLUB
Th The rodeo d club l bi is i in it its rst t year of existence. The club has 13 members and has several more interested parties. Any interested students must have their own horse For more information, students can e-mail club president Jessica Kolbus at jessicakolbus@gmail.com.

sold out every night. I think well have a lot of support to get us through.
Lukas Eggen can be reached at leggen@nevadasagebrush.com.

Haley Donnatin has been competing in rodeos since she was seven.

PHOTO COURTESY OF HALEY DONNATIN

Football

KEEPING THE CANNON


victory marked Nevadas sixth win in a row against the Rebels. The Wolf Packs senior class, which includes quarterback Colin Kaepernick and running back Vai Taua, will graduate undefeated against UNLV. UNLV last won in 2004.
Th The Wolf W lf P Packs k 44 44-26 26

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Inside look at Nevadas performance against the Rebels.

We have a lot more condence and are playing better than we have in the past. Last season, Nevada entered its conference season with a 1-3 record, leaving some fans wondering if the Wolf Pack could qualify for a bowl game. The undefeated start also has players thinking big for the rest of the season and a showdown with Boise State that could mean much more than just deciding who will win the conference championship. We know we can achieve something special, so every day counts, Nevada defensive back Isaiah Frey said. We have to approach every day like its the championship game. Despite the win, there are problems that head coach Chris Ault said needs to be xed soon. Against the Rebels, Nevadas special teams coverage struggled, giving up 228 yards on six kickoff returns. Youve got to focus, Ault said. Have to pay attention to details and cant let anything go unsaid. The kickoff coverage last week was just terrible.

is the number of times Nevadas senior class lost to UNLV during their careers.

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While many are quick to point out the teams strengths, Ault said the team is still a long ways away from competing for a WAC title. All we have to do is look at the videotape, Ault said. We have a long ways to go. We make a lot of mistakes. Were playing hard and making up for it, but weve got a ways to go. Some of those mistakes included three turnovers against UNLV and two against Brigham Young University the week before. In those two weeks, Nevada scored the fewest amount of points it has all season long. After ve games, the Wolf Pack has committed seven turnovers and fumbled 11 times, something Nevada players know

is the number of turnovers Nevada committed against the Rebels.

is the number of seasons it has been since the Wolf Pack started a season 5-0. Nevada went 5-0 in 1991.
must be rectied. We have to cut those type of things down, said Kaepernick, whos thrown an interception in each of the last two games. But for the most part it was things we did ourselves, not what the other team did to us. Thats something we can x. The defense also continues to be a work in progress. The Wolf Pack defense held the Rebels to 5-of-12 on third down conversions, yet gave up drives of 80 and 68 yards. Defensive end Dontay Moch said the inconsistent play must stop and he believes the team is ready. We made our mistakes and gave (UNLV) a couple of points, Moch said. We have to make sure that doesnt happen again. Frey said the teams small mistakes are due to a lack of focus and are preventing the defensive unit from taking the next step. Were doing some good things, Frey said. But if we correct some of the mental mistakes, the skys the limit for us. Nevada opens its WAC season against San Jose State 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The game can be seen on ESPNU.
Lukas Eggen can be reached at leggen@nevadasagebrusgh.com.

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Saturday TIME: 7:35 p.m.


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SEPT. 2

SEPT. 11
CSU W 51-6

SEPT. 17
California W 52-31

SEPT. 25
at BYU W 27-13

OCT. 2

OCT. 16

OCT. 30

NOV. 6
at Idaho TIME: 2 p.m.

NOV. 13
at Fresno State TIME: 7 p.m.

NOV. 20
New Mexico State TIME: 1:05 p.m.

NOV. 26
Boise State TIME: 7:15 p.m.

DEC. 4
at La. Tech TIME: Noon

E. Washington W 49-24

UNLV W 44-26

at Hawaii TIME: 8:30 p.m.

Utah State TIME: 1:05 p.m.

AP TOP 25
1. Alabama Al b (57) 2. Ohio State (5) 3. Oregon 4. Boise State (1) 5. TCU 6. Oklahoma 7. Nebraska 8. Auburn 9. Arizona 10. Utah 11. Arkansas 12. LSU 13. Miami (FL) 14. Florida 15. Iowa 16. Stanford 17. Michigan State 18. Michigan 19. South Carolina 20. Wisconsin 21. Nevada 22. Oklahoma State 23. Florida State 24. Missouri 25. Air Force 5-0 50 5-0 5-0 4-0 5-0 5-0 4-0 5-0 4-0 4-0 3-1 5-0 3-1 4-1 4-1 4-1 5-0 5-0 3-1 4-1 5-0 4-0 4-1 4-0 4-1

Nevada opens WAC play against SJSU


Spartans average just 9.8 points per game
By L By Lukas ukas s Eggen Eg ggen gg n
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TALE OF THE TAPE


*National ranking in parenthesis

OFFENSE 303.80 (5) 222.60 (62) 157.17 (17) 526.40 (5) 44.60 (4) 127.20 (40) 236.80 (85) 113.61 (35) 364.00 (66) 20.00 (40) 42.25 (7) 5.71 (96) 22.15 (59) .2 (54)

Nevada

Category
Rushing Passing Pass Efciency Total Scoring DEFENSE Rushing Passing Pass Efciency Total Scoring Net Punting Punt Returns K Kickoff Returns T Turnover Margin

SJSU
81.80 (112) 166.80 (100) 124.77 (75) 248.60 (120) 9.80 (120) 171.40(86) 231.60 (82) 134.86 (86) 403.00 (90) 31.20 (96) 30.52 (112) 16.00 (10) 21.76 (63) -.8 (94)

SPEC SPECIAL TEAMS/MISC.

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES West Virginia 83, Kansas State 69, USC 52, Texas 33, Northwestern 25, Oregon State 12, Baylor 10, UCLA 8, Virginia Tech 8, North Carolina State 4, Penn State 1

WHERE W HERE IS S THE HE ES SCO SCORING? CO ORIN NG?


Its Its I sn no os secret e et t ecret that hat ha at to b beat e t th ea the he Wo Wolf olf fP Pac Pack, a k, a ac te eam p ro oba babl bly bl y wi w ll h ave av e to s co ore ea at t le leas a team probably will have score least 30 0 points. poi oin nt San nts. nJ Jose ose State hasn h hasnt a nt s sco scored core co red more m mo ore tha than ha an 1 16 6p points oi int n s all s season. ea as ason. The The Spartans were held to three points S Spar Sp parta tans ta ns w er he ere er eld t o th hre ree p oints twice against Alabama and Utah. twic tw ice ic e ag agai gai ains ins n t Ala abama aba a an a d Ut U tah. The the worst Th he Spartans Spar rta tans ns have hav ave th he wo ors rst t scoring offense Western scor or rin ing g of off ffen nse i nse in n the he W he es ste tern Athletic Ath hle hlet hl et tic c Conference, C Con on nfe f re ren nce, nc , averaging ave ver ragi ra g ng g 9.8 points per game. The Wolf Pack po oints ints p in rg gam a e. Th T he W he olf f Pa P ack ck c k is averaging 44.3. ave av erag agin ng 44. .3. the If San If San n Jose Jos J os se State Stat St a e is to at to move m ve mo ve t he ball, quarterback La Secla ball ll, , qu q uarterb rb bac ack ck Jo Jordan an nL a Sec cl c l must play better than all mus mu st p st lay bett la tter er rt th han he has a han ll ll year. y ye ar r. The Th T he senior r averages av ve era rage ges 147 yards per and has yard rd rds ds p er game ea nd n dh as more e interceptions int rc inte rce epti tion ons s (three) (t ( thr hree ee) ) than than toucht to ouch ou h downs (two). The problem for d do wns (t two wo). ). T he p robl ro lem em f or t the he Spartans be running Spar Sp ar rta t ns n may yb e it its s la lack ck ko of f a ru unn n i game. Whats worse, Secla might g ga m . Wh me W ats s sw orse e, La aS ecla ec la am mig out with injury for the be eo u wit ut ith h a rib in nju jury f jury or t he game, g ame me, which w ic wh i h could coul uld d leave leav ve th the e offense offe of fen fe nse e in in an an even ev n w worse se position. p po siti si ion o . San S n Jose Sa Jose State Sta S tate te averave ages just rush yards per ag ges es j ust us t 81.8 r ush h ya yard r sp game only team ga ame me a and has so nl ly tw two o te t e rushing touchdowns. ground support, the pass ru ush shin hing touc to ou uc chd hdowns. hdo . With n With no o gr g rou ound su uppo upp port rt, th he p game is forced pick up the slack. The problem is th that ei s fo forc rc ced ed to o pi p ck ku p th e sl slac ac ck. T he pro oblem i at State lacks weapons end. San Jose Sa se S tate ta te l lac acks ac ks the ew eapo ea pons po ns o on n the re receiving en nd. d. Wide leads W Wi de receiver rec cei eive ver No ver ve Noel Grigsby l e ds all ea all receivers rec ceivers who have have played in games, averaging play pl a ed i ay n each ch ho of the teams ve e ga game m s, me s a veraging ng 1 12.4 yards per but no player has more than 22 catches. yard ya rds s pe er catch, b ut n ut o play yer er h as sm mor or re th t an 2 an 2 catches

2010 LEADERS LEADE

Player

San Jose State S Category Avg./Game


47.4 39.6 7.8 .60

USA TODAY TOP 25


1 Alabama Al b (57) 1. 2. Ohio State (1) 3. Oregon 4. Boise State 5. TCU 6. Nebraska 7. Oklahoma 8. Auburn 9. LSU 10. Utah 11. Arizona 12. Florida 13. Arkansas 14. Miami (FL) 15. Iowa 16. Michigan State 17. Michigan 18. Stanford 19. Wisconsin 20. South Carolina 21. Oklahoma State 22. Missouri 23. Nevada 24. Florida State 25. Northwestern 5 0 5-0 5-0 5-0 4-0 5-0 4-0 5-0 5-0 5-0 4-0 4-0 4-1 3-1 3-1 4-1 5-0 5-0 4-1 4-1 3-1 4-0 4-0 5-0 4-1 5-0

Lamon Muldro Muldrow Rushing Chandler Jones Receiving Vince Buhagiar Keith Smith Tackles T Tackles for loss

Player
Vai Taua R. Matthews JM Johnson J M Johnson JM

Nevada Category Avg./Game


Rushing Receiving Tackles T Tackles for loss 128.2 54.0 7.0 .70

2010 WAC S STANDINGS

Standings Conference
Boise State Fresno State Hawaii Nevada Idaho San Jose State Utah State Louisiana Tech 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Overall
4-0 3-1 3-2 5-0 3-2 1-4 2-3 1-4 0-4

Others receiving votes: Texas 61, Air Force 44, West Virginia 40, Kansas State 31, Penn State 30, North Carolina State 13, VIRGINIATECH 10, Houston 8, Mississippi State 5, Oregon State 2, Temple 1, Baylor 1, UCLA 1

TOUGH TOUG GH COMPETITION COMPET MPETIT I IO ON


They Th hey ey say y to to beat be eat the the best be es st you y u have yo h ve ha et to o pl play lay t the best. Th The Spartans beaten best, but Spar Sp arta ar t ns ta s may may y not not have hav ve be b eat a en the h b es , b est, ut it certainly has ut challenged ch hal alle l ng ged ed some som ome of the the e big big programs s in n college college football. football San State opened its at No. Alabama also San Jo Jose S tate ta eo ope pen ned i ts season a t No N . 1 Al A labama and da played then No. No o. 11 Wisconsin Wisconsin and No. No. 13 13 Utah. Utah Ut a . ah Though San lost Sa an Jose an Jos ose e State St t all all l three ee games, gam mes, the th he Spartans Spar Spar arta t ta played more teams mor re top-25 top p-2 25 ranked r team ams than th han any any other o oth ther th er team er t tea eam m in the WAC. WAC AC. The AC The question ques esti es tion ti o remains remai ins whether whe h th he ther San San Jose Jos se State Sta St a has improved impr prov pr ove ed from fro rom m the th he experience ex xperience ce it it gained ga ain ned d against a aga gain ain nst the the h rest of schedule. The early answer appears to be The f it its s sc sche h du dule le. Th he ea e earl arl r y answ wer a p ea pp ars st ob e no. T Spartans Spar art tans other o her ot r two two games ga ame m s we were r against re again inst st t Div. D Div iv v. II I opponents opponen Southern California, San So out uthe hern rn Utah Uta U tah ta ah and an nd the th he University Univ Un iver iv ver ersi sity si ty o of Ca Cali lifo for rnia, Davis. S Jose State went 1-1 against those teams and still failed to Jo ose eS tat ta te w te ent 1 -1 1a gai ains nst t th hose ose te team ams s an a nd d st s il ll fa fail iled ed t score more mo ore than than 16 points. s.

New Mexico State St 0-1

2010 SCHEDULE SCHED

THIS WEEKS GAME


San Jose State at Nevada

Date D t
Sept. 2 Sept. 11 Sept. 17 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Saturday Oct. 16 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 26 Dec. 4

O Opponent t
E. Washington C Colorado State California at BYU at UNLV S Jose State San at Hawaii Utah State at Idaho a Fresno State at Ne Mexico State New Boise State at Louisiana Tech

Ti Time
W 49-24 W 51-6 W 52-31 W 27-13 W 44-26 7:35 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Noon

When: 7:35 p.m. Saturday Where: Mackay Stadium


(29,993; FieldTurf)

TV: ESPNU Season records: SJSU 1-4,


Nevada 5-0

DEFENSIVE DEFE DE FENS NSIV IVE E MI MISM MISMATCH SMAT ATC CH CH


With a largely anemic of With offense, ffe fens nse ns e, i e, it t wi will l be up to the Spartans Sp par arta tans defense to con contain onta tain in Nev Nevada. evad a a. T That h t do ha does doesnt esn nt t ap appe appear pe likely. like ely l . Against the three Football Bowl Subdivision S bd Su b iv ivision opop ponents San Jose State has faced, allowed 56, pone po nent ne nts nt s Sa n Jo J o S tate ta te h as f fac aced, ac , the defense allowe w d5 27 and 48 points, Nevada scored least nd 4 8 po p ints s, respectively. resp re sp pec ecti t ve vely ely ly. . Ne Neva vada da h has as s sco core co red re d at l ea 44 points matters poi p o nt n s in four of its rst ve games. To make m at tte ers r worse, possibly player, safety possibly the Spartans Sparta ans best st defensive v p layer, r, ,s ae af Duke Ihenacho, is out for the t e season with th with an injury. injur ry. y The leader of the t e Spartans th Spar a tans defense defen nse is linebacker Vince Vince Buhagiar. The freshman linebacker, who originally came cam to the team to play tight end, switched positions and leads lea the team in tackles with 39. Junior cornerback corn nerback Peyton Thompson is doing his best to replace repl p ace Ihenacho and is tied for the team lead in interceptions with one, but the Spartans secondary could be exposed on Saturday.
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All-time series record:


Nevada is 14-8-2 all-time against San Jose State.

The coaches: Head coach

Mike MacIntyre is in his rst year at San Jose State. He spent the previous two seasons as defensive coordinator for the Duke Blue Devils. MacIntyre has a 1-4 career record as head coach. Head coach Chris Ault is in his 26th season at Nevada and has a 211-96-1 record.

Nevada running back Vai Taua

MAKING THE CALL

STAFF PICKS
OPTIMIST SAYS: The Wolf Pack nished its non-conference season on a high note. The Spartans have been horrible against Football Bowl Subdivision teams this season, giving up at least 27 points in each of its three games while averaging a measly 9.8 points per game last in the nation. Nevadas offense has its way all day long through the air and on the ground and San Jose States offense is held scoreless. OUTCOME: Nevada wins 52-0 PESSIMIST SAYS: So Nevada is undefeated, coming off a big win against UNLV and is now ranked even higher. The Wolf Pack is caught looking ahead to bigger games against Utah State and Fresno State and the Spartans take an early lead. The Wolf Pack, however, gets its act together after the rst quarter and San Jose State lacks the offensive weapons to keep pace after the rst few drives. OUTCOME: Nevada wins 42-10

DIFFERENCE MAKER LAMON MULDROW


ada with a rib With quarterback Jordan La Secla possibly out against Nevada injury, the bulk of the Spartans offensive production will go to running r, but averages back Lamon Muldrow. Muldrow is the teams leading rusher, ill need to run only 47.4 yards per game. If La Secla is out, San Jose State will mit Nevadas the ball and control the clock in order to have a chance to limit offense. Expect a heavy dose of Muldrow early and often. If Muldrow can have a breakout game, its possible that the Spartans could keep the game e. Nevadas low scoring, a must for a team averaging 9.8 points per game. ck offense defense must be ready to key in on Muldrow, or the Wolf Pack ve could be watching from the sideline, instead of trying to drive SAN JOSE STATE MEDIA SERVICES SERVICE Spartans running back Lamon Muldrow down the eld against San Jose States defense.