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Independent Student Newspaper of the University of Memphis


  • Friday08.31.12Vol. 80 No. 007


    HELMSMANIndependent Student Newspaper of the University of Memphis


    Will Isaac affect

    Saturdays game?

    See page 4

    UM Ranking 5


    Mobility Grant




    Advertising: (901) 678-2191Newsroom: (901) 678-2193

    The Daily Helmsman is a designated public forum. Students have authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. The Daily Helmsman is pleased to make a maximum of 10 copies of each issue available to a reader for free. Additional copies are $1. Partial printing and distribution costs are provided by an allocation from the Student Activity Fee.

    indexTiger Babble 2Tigers Tales 3Opinion 3

    National 5Campus Life 6Sports 7

    Liberty bowl: a whole new beast Improvements look to renew interest in Tiger football

    photos By aloe MUlrooney | staff

    The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadiums new Jumbotron can be seen from as far away as Central Ave. and is the third largest in the country, according to Councilman Reid Hedgepeth.

    Construction crews are work-ing around the clock to put the fin-ishing touches on the renovations at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in preparation for Saturday

    nights season opener against the University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks.

    Councilman Reid Hedgepeth sponsored a proposal last spring to renovate the Liberty Bowl fol-lowing the University of Memphis acceptance into The Big East

    Conference with improved light-ing, a new playing surface, fresh paint, a high-definition sound sys-tem, new elevators and two new video boards.

    Athletic Director Tom Bowen calls the combination of this years Tiger football team, new coach

    Justin Fuente, and the newly reno-vated stadium a perfect storm.

    If you havent come in the past, come now, he said.

    The video board revealed at Tuesday nights open house stands in the south end zone at 48 feet tall and 98 feet wide, making it

    the largest in The Big East and the third largest in the nation, accord-ing to Hedgepeth.

    Kevin Demsky, director of sponsorship marketing for FedEx, said the video board is a testament

    By Michelle [email protected]

    see LIBERTY on page 4

    Bus to shuttle students to game All aboard the Blue Line

    Air conditioned, cushioned and clean, the University of Memphis Blue Line

    buses began running in the summer and are in full motion for the fall 2012 semester.

    There are six Blue Line buses at the U of M, five of

    w h i c h h e l p

    students get to different parts of the main and Park Avenue campuses. One bus is a reserve vehicle for emergencies.

    The buses, which run from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, are open for anyone to ride. However, after 5 p.m. passengers must show their University ID or accompany someone with a University ID to ride.

    Bus No. 503 stopped in front of Student Health Services carrying about four or five students riding to the Central parking lot Thursday. A small television, turned off, hung from the front of the bus and the radio played

    Students can catch a free ride to Saturdays football game, courtesy of the Blue Line.

    Administrators announced the shuttle service Wednesday at a town hall meet-ing in the University Center. The buses will charter students and their guests to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and back, picking riders up from the Central Ave. parking lot.

    Angela Floyd, director of parking and transportation services, said deciding to run the Blue Line to the football game was a joint effort between Student Affairs, Athletics and Business and Finance.

    For now, the shuttle service is only for Saturdays game.

    We want a huge turnout [Saturday]

    By Kelsie [email protected]

    Number of rst-week riders more than any summer monthBy Erica [email protected]

    see SHUTTLE on page 6

    see BLUE LINE on page 7

  • Editor-in-ChiefChelsea Boozer

    Managing EditorChristopher Whitten

    Design EditorAmanda Mitchell

    Sports EditorBryan Heater

    General ManagerCandy Justice

    Advertising ManagerBob Willis

    Administrative SalesSharon Whitaker

    Advertising ProductionHailey Uhler

    Advertising SalesRobyn Nickell

    Michael ParkerBrittany Block

    The University of Memphis The Daily Helmsman

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    Across1 Be positive5 Erases from the bases9 Ebb14 John Ratzenberger voiced one in Monsters, Inc.15 Puerto Rico, por ejemplo16 Edible mushroom17 Beavers motto?19 Model20 Uncertain21 Auburn, e.g.: Abbr.23 Rochesters love24 One queued up for petrol26 So will I ... make the net / That shall enmesh them all speaker28 Sri Lankan king31 Device for measuring a kings performance?36 Takes over38 You must be looking for someone else39 Westernmost Rocky Mountain st.40 USMC enforcers41 Doctors threads?43 One in Saint-milion44 U.N. Day month45 Ghostly glow46 Antagonist in Disneys Beauty and the Beast48 Jig performed by Wilson of The Office?51 Future D.A.s hurdle52 Supermodel Taylor53 City with Ibsen quotes set into its sidewalks55 Jaws boat57 Woodpile protector60 Prefix with arthritis64 Show emotion, say66 Postponement ... or what was not per-formed in 17-, 31- and 48-Across?68 Sink69 Seller of SOMMARVIND beach accessories70 Logical lead-in71 Pooped

    72 Ozzy Osbourne duo?73 Eucharist wafer, e.g.

    Down1 Actress Sedgwick2 Old depilatory3 Publisher Chandler4 Place to enjoy the last blush of summer?5 Andalusian aunt6 Sharp7 Small valley8 Bollywood wrap9 What __ to do?10 Barrio market11 Dont be a fool!12 Rip13 Vogue rackmate18 Major fight22 4-Down concerns25 Taxing event, in more ways than one27 Mylanta target28 Mill story?

    29 Toy-saving org.30 As a precaution32 Early Peruvian33 Gunk34 City SSW of Milan35 Happening37 Pirate ship part42 Two-piece piece47 Stinko49 Vitamin B350 Ripped from a CD54 __ cit.: footnote abbr.55 Balls56 Gather58 Where PHX airport is59 Fall tool61 Actress Hatcher62 ER readouts63 All right, already!65 The Closer channel67 __ in November


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    TIGER BABBLEthoughts that give you paws

    Im confused. We have a renovated football stadium but Im sitting in a class with broken, unusable desks. Priori-ties?


    Cmon Daily Helmsman, get with the times. Th ose tiger tongues were gone a month aft er they were on campus. #OldNews @bjcross42

    Can we put a giant temperature controlled bubble over the university? God knows I pay enough tuition for it.


    Punches thrown, words exchanged in #southernlot over a parking space.


    Dear Construction Workers, You had ALL SUMMER to dig up a whole in the middle of Central. #timemanagement #getittogether


    Apparently if youre too lazy or impatient to fi nd a park-ing spot on campus, its acceptable to just make your own.. #really?


    Th eres ppl making parking spots that Ive never even thought of. Th is problem needs a solution quick. #Mem-phis @ElChosenJuan

    If people would park like theyre supposed to, I could fi t my Mini in tons more places


    Purchasing a book for $100 less on amazon while looking at it in the U of M Bookstore.


    Tell us what gives you paws. Send us your thoughts on Twitter

    @dailyhelmsman or #tigerbabble. Or post on our Facebook wall at facebook.com/dailyhelmsman.

    Complete the grid so that each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9.


    Solutions on page 8

    www.dailyhelmsman.com2 Friday, August 31, 2012

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    Wa l k i n g onto campus earlier this week I was greeted by two women armed with campus maps and wel-

    coming smiles who asked if I needed help and if I knew where I was going.

    I smiled and politely answered, No, then yes, respectively. Thats when it hit me. As clich as it sounds, the University of Memphis has become a home to me.

    Looking back to my freshman year, I remember the feelings I had. I had my schedule printed out and in the front page of my notebook. I tried so hard

    not to stand out. I just wanted to blend in with everyone else.

    But I didnt. Being a nontraditional student at 27 years old has its advan-tages but my salt-and-peppered hair gave away the extra years (advan