Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1999-12-031
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1 B E Y O N D , ",. - ..m .1,, ' V - . ' N- T H E Volume 3 Issue 1 3 tjfcr- -n V H E SIGNPOST W E B E R STATE UNIVERSITY Wif Ifiwppfl mm top fi sparks Wildcats past 20 wes A froif 0 70,tf&0 4 By Preston Truman sports editor-The Signpost For one night, the Beehive state saw the col lege basketball spotlight shift from Salt Lake City to Ogden. And for one night, they saw 20th ranked Utah get outplayed by Utah's "other" basketball school, as Weber State extended its home winning streak to 26 games en route to an 84-72 win over the Utes . Wednesday night. A live KJZZ-TV audience and 10,869 "7" fans at the Dee Events Center saw the Wildcats shoot a blistering 72 percent from the floor in the second half, outscoring . the Utes 58-41 during the stretch to get their third win of the season. "I would have liked to have said, 'you know guys, let's go out and shoot 72 percent this half and we'll have a shot. but I didn't," said WSU coach Joe Cra vens, smiling from ear to ear. "But you're going to look good shooting 72 percent." Surprisingly, Harold Arceneaux f was just a role player much of the night, as he picked up two fouls in the first six minutes of the game, forcing Cravens to sit WSU's star for the remainder of the first half. So Eddie Gill took the torch from his good friend and ran with it, nearly capturing a triple-double, finishing with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, while leading the Wildcats to their first win over the Utes since the 1993-94 season. ! 7 i A 1 I Utah coach Rick Majerus signals for a 20-second time out late in the Wildcats' win Wednesday, After the game Gill came up with an assist of a different sort, crediting the win to the play of his young teammates, who finally looked comfortable on the floor in Cravens' new style of play. "1 commend the job Stephan Bachmann and Ivan Gatto did and also the guys coming off a the bench," Gill said, his head down in humble ," 1 fashion. "Everybody put in a great effort to- i night and no one was slackin' off ... it was a nuge win tor our team. The Wildcats improved to 3-1 on the fresh season, while Utah dropped to 2-2. But this game was more about respect than standings, especially for the often overlooked Wildcats. "University of Utah basketball is the supremacy in the state of Utah," said WSU guard Shawn Moore, who hit three critical shots from beyond the arc. "Nobody ever says Weber State is on top and Utah is in second. If you're talkin' about basketball in Utah you're talkin about the U of U. "To beat them here - wow! - it was a big-time win!" Said Arceneaux, who scored all 15 of his points in the second half, "It's a great feeling. There's a lot of trash talkin' when Weber State and Utah play. Utah coach Rick Majerus kind of talks trash about us and he doesn't think this program could beat his program, but I guess we proved our point today." The win was probably sweetest for Cravens, who coached under Majerus 10 years ago and reportedly departed Utah under sour circumstances in 1993. When asked if the win held any special See Basketball page 9 i y K y hx ... : I :v y 4 ... n - - .'-r. . ... (Left) Weber State guard Eddie Gill gets a shot against Utah guard Gary Colbert. ft. An Eddie admirer V .,;yt. V-V" , hashigh - nope ;v::- for the i guard's " i, future. 4 C -. t3 - L - Chris Woods (No. 24) and Harold Arceneaux (right) embrace Eddie Gill as the Wildcats' win becomes apparent. if4: Vi. WSU's Chris Woods fights the Utes' Nate Althoff (left) and Mike Puzey for the ball. 1 If " - '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1999-12-03, Vol. 3, No. 13|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State University|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|