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Final home game thrills packed student section

By Jesse Keipp
 Staff Writer

Leading into Sunday’s matchup against UTSA, the University of Tulsa men’s basketball team was riding a six game winning streak. In the most important game of the year so far, TU overcame its road woes, defeating UTEP in El Paso by a score of 65–60. 

Senior Tim Peete and head coach Danny Manning hug following Peete’s last home game as a member of the Golden Hurricane.

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Reading requirements bad for students

By Morgan Krueger
 News Editor

Starting this year, if Oklahoma third graders cannot pass the state reading tests, they may be held back for up to two years.

This is the first year that third graders are subject to the third-grade reading retention qualifier, an amendment made to the Reading Sufficiency Act in 2011.

This act aims to lower the illiteracy of Oklahoma and aid children in gaining skills for success.

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Canadians play football, too!

By Matthew Magerkurth
 Staff Writer 

Last week, the Canadian Football League (CFL) held division finals matches between the Toronto Argonauts and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the East Division, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders of the West Division. The eight-team league’s 18-game regular season came to a close Nov. 3 and playoffs began Nov. 10 with six teams fighting for the Grey Cup.

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Battle of the chocolate stouts: England prevails!

By Helen Patterson
 Non-beer Drinker
Kimberly Poff
 Stout Enthusiast
Leigh Taylor
 Wannabe Sommelier

Three out of three people in our blind taste test preferred Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout over the other commercially available dark chocolate beers. Our taste test was comprised of three TU students who identified themselves as: a non-beer-drinker, a wannabe sommelier and a stout enthusiast. 

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"One-and-done" helps no one

By Nikki Hager
 Staff Writer 

Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker are the three top freshman entering NCAA Division I basketball this year. All three have expressed interest in playing for the NBA—however, because of the “one and done rule,” they are forced to spend a year playing for a college team. 

The NBA enacted the rule in 2005 to increase “the chances that incoming players will have the requisite ability, experience, maturity and life skills,” required to play at the NBA level, according to NBA president Joel Litvin in a Congressional challenge to the rule in 2009.

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News and Notes

ESPN’s College GameDay will be broadcast from Stillwater, Okla. before the Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears game Nov. 23.

Saturday will mark the 45th anniversary of the 1968 Houston vs. Tulsa football game in which the Cougars beat the Golden Hurricane 100–6. It was the last game in which a college football team scored at least 100 points and included then-freshman Dr. Phil, who was on the Golden Hurricane football team for one season.

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Tulsa trampled by Herd, fans brave frigid elements

Tulsa’s misfortunes continued Thursday night as the Hurricane fell 45–34 to the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Herd jumped out to an early 21–0 lead, but Tulsa battled back, taking the lead early in the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, the defense could not hold the stampeding opposition , surrendering two touchdowns in the final four minutes of play. A combination of poor weather, a weeknight kickoff and a two-win season kept attendance down to a measly 16,000. But those willing to endure the cold made up for their lack of numbers with heightened enthusiasm. Halftime was particularly entertaining: the band performed ‘Single Ladies’ and a parade of nations circled the stadium with the flags representing the home countries of many of TU’s international students. 

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TU drops big game, bowl dreams dashed

By Will Bramlet
 Sports Editor 

The Golden Hurricane will not play in a bowl game this year for only the second time since joining Conference USA in 2005.

The (6–2) East Carolina Pirates hosted the Hurricane Saturday afternoon. Tulsa tried to spoil the homecoming celebration in Greenville, N.C. by driving down the field to take a 7–0 lead after forcing a turnover on downs on the Pirates’ first drive.

Trey Watts continues to be one of the bright spots for the Golden Hurricane’s offense. Watts had a big day, rushing for 120 yards. The team rushed for 188 total yards. The Pirates had allowed on average only 94 rushing yards per game entering Saturday’s game.

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