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The January 22nd issue of the Boise State student run newspaper, The Arbiter.


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    Issue no.37Volume 25

    January 222013


    Try it with Tabby takes in the cinema grill experience.

    It was cold, but Bron-cos suffered on their journey to class.

    Mens wrestling de-feats Arizona State 33-7.

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    The Arbiter

    Whats Inside

    Opinion page 7Sports page 9

    News page 3News Briefs page 2

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    Lucio PradoStaff Writer

    Its been a recent rough patch for the Broncos start-ing in Mountain West play, kicking it off with New Mex-ico Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena

    New Mexico junior guard Tony Snell, a 2009 graduate of King High School in Riv-erside, Calif., played like roy-alty Wednesday night. Snell scored 22 points leading No. 19 New Mexico to a 79-74 overtime victory over Boise State. Sophomore guard Hugh Greenwood added 15 points, including a game-tying bucket under one min-ute remaining in regulation, while also bringing down seven rebounds.

    Junior guard Kendall Wil-liams scored 11 points and dished out a game-high six

    assists, as the Lobos (16-2, 3-0 MWC) picked up their third straight victory.

    The loss snaps Boise States (13-4, 1-2 MWC) seven-game win streak and is the Broncos first home loss of the season. Sopho-more guard Derrick Marks, led all scorers with 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting. Junior forward Ryan Watkins had a double-double scoring 12 points and corralling ten rebounds.

    The game featured eight lead changes in the first half. Mountain West conference player of the week, redshirt sophomore center Alex Kirk was contained to only two points in the first half and was forced to sit for most of the second after picking up his third foul with 18:52 remaining.

    The Lobos fought through

    Kirks absence and even had a chance to take a one-point lead into halftime, but Snell only made one free-throw attempt and the teams re-mained tied 37-37 after 20 minutes.

    Every time we play we know its going to be a bat-tle, Watkins said. We have to execute down the stretch. We expect to win.

    Boise State took the lead late in the second half off back-to-back baskets from sophomore guard Anthony Drmic, but a Williams la-yup with 1:37 left gave the Lobos a 61-60 edge. Marks answered with a 3-point dagger, giving the Broncos a two-point lead.

    Greenwood came up with a huge basket and tied the game at 63 with 55 seconds left. Both Marks and Wil-liams would ultimately get

    a chance to knock down a jumper for the win, but both missed on contested 10 to 12 footers and the game went into overtime.

    Greenwood is a great player, Drimic said. He stepped up and made some big plays.

    Watkins fouled out with 3:32 to go in overtime and the Lobos made the most of the opportunity. Im-mediately getting the ball down in the post to Kirk. The Broncos were unable to deal with his size and fouled him twice sending him to the free throw line where he was perfect all night, shoot-ing eight for eight. This pro-pelled an early 8-3 run for New Mexico, capped off by a Snell baseline jumper with 2:28 left in extra time which made it 71-66.

    The Broncos closed the

    gap to 74-71 after freshman guard Mikey Thompson made two free throws. Soph-omore guard Igor Hadzi-omerovic stole the inbound pass and found Drmic open for three. As it clanged off the iron and New Mexico came up with the rebound. The Lobos made their free throws and secure the win 79-74.

    Boise State then fell short to Air Force on the road, 91-80. Watkins led the Broncos with 24 points and 13 re-bounds, yet the Bronco de-fense could not handle the Falcons hot shooting.

    The Broncos will look to regain their momentum at home against Fresno State this Wednesday, and as Head Coach Leon Rice said: This league is about the teams that can recover the quickest.

    Mallory BarkerStaff Writer

    As the temperature drops, so does the number of bicy-clists on campus. However, for students living on or nearby campus, riding a bike to school may simply be the only option and bicyclists should be aware of the increased hazards.

    Boise Police Department (BPD) reported there were six motorist/cyclist collisions near campus in 2010, six in 2011 and approximately four in 2012, though the data is in-complete for 2012. One of the accidents in 2012 resulted in the bicyclist being taken to the hospital by ambulance.

    Lieutenant Tony Plott from the BPD said these accidents often occur because of inat-tentiveness and ignorance re-garding the proper protocols. Plott encourages students to increase their awareness.

    Its good to brush up on the

    laws. Be aware and make sure your bicycle is lit at night, and simply dont take unnecessary risks, Plott said. Generally slow down around campus. I think that is what hurts people more than anything.

    Plott advised motorists to increase their awareness as well.

    Its a college campus. There are going to be bikers around and there are going to be bik-ers going too fast, Plott said. A biker-motorist collision never ends well for the bicyclist, even if they are wearing a helmet and safety equipment.

    Philip Hobbs, an environ-mental and occupational health major and bike me-chanic for the Cycle Learning Center, said he feels as though the bike accidents will decrease due to the cold weather, but said there were numerous inci-dents during the summer and beginning of the semester due to sheer volume of bicyclists.

    Hobbs suggested cyclists ride defensively.

    People should ride within their abilities and in such a way that is appropriate with where they are riding. Dont ride against traffic or on the sidewalk in a high speed espe-cially with a lot of pedestrians around, Hobbs said. People should be more consider-ate and aware of multimodal users.

    Plott and Hobbs both en-couraged bicyclists to avoid riding with headphones and slow down through campus.

    Kaili Smalley, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in pre-dental and biology, described an experience when a motorist did not see her while she was in a crosswalk and bumped her backpack with his or her car.

    Bicycle and pedestrian safe-ty is terrible on campus, Smal-ley said. Something needs to change and we need to raise awareness.

    Double MW troubleRedshirt freshman Mikey Thompson attempts to stop New Mexicos Tony Snell in the Broncos 79-74 OT loss on Wednesday night.

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    Mens basketball suffers back-to-back Mountain West losses over week

    Winter bike safety: know the driving, cycling laws Every person who operates a bike must

    follow the rules of the road.

    All bikes must be able to stop within 25 feet at 10 mph on clean, dry pavement.

    There must be a reflector on the rear of the bike or rider visible from 300 feet away, and a white light on the front visible from 500 feet away.

    One hand must be on the handle bars at all times.

    Always ride with the traffic unless other-wise indicated by an official sign or road marking.

    When a cyclist is over taking a pedes-trian, the cyclist must give an audible warn-ing. Cyclists are re-quired to yield to pe-destrians.

    A bicyclist has the same rights and re-sponsibilities as a pe-destrian when riding in a crosswalk or on the sidewalk.

    A cyclist must sig-nal when turning or changing lanes. The hand signal must be continuous.

    Whenever pos-sible, motorists must give a minimum safe distance of three feet when passing a cyclist.

    Harassment toward cyclists is strictly prohibited.

    Motorists are to yield to all crosswalks.

    When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, mo-torists must wait until the pedestrian has safely made his or her way through the entire crosswalk.

    Cycle and motorist laws

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