For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming is here

It’s Homecoming time in Maverick Country. Join the excitement Monday-Sunday, Nov. 11-17, for a week of fun activities, heart-pounding sports action, and unbridled enthusiasm for all things Maverick.

The week warms up when teams compete for bragging rights and a trophy in the Chili Cookoff. The cookoff is noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, on the University Center mall.

Have your car painted with Maverick pride 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Arlington Hall turnaround. Removable car decals are available, and it's all free.

Exchange those old school rags for designer Maverick duds 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 14-15, on the University Center mall.

Other events include Friday's pregame fun at 4 p.m., the 5 p.m. Homecoming parade featuring big lighted floats, marching bands, special guests, and UTA's traditional display of decorated and lighted golf carts. It all winds up with a pep rally in front of College Park Center, where the men's basketball team plays Cleveland State.

Saturday is filled with open houses and more.

Lend a hand by volunteering for one or more Homecoming events.

See the schedule and details for Homecoming 2013.

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper appearance postponed

The appearance of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper Monday, Nov. 11, was postponed. Cooper is traveling on assignment to cover the massive destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan over the weekend. The Nov. 11 appearance will be rescheduled and announced at a later date.

All ticket holders will be contacted by email. Preferred ticket holders will be given a full, automated refund. Once a new date is set for the event, current general admission and preferred ticket holders will be contacted and given a "first buy" opportunity 48 hours in advance of tickets being released to the general public. Current standby ticket holders will not be included in the "first buy" opportunity. Questions should be directed to the UTA Box Office at 817-272-9595.

The New York Times has described Typhoon Haiyan as "one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall." Unconfirmed reports have placed the death toll as high as 10,000.

Cooper's appearance is part of the Maverick Speakers Series, the University's premier lecture series. In its sixth year, the Maverick Speakers Series provides a forum for today's brightest minds to examine the people, ideas, actions, and solutions that impact the world around us. For more information, visit


Experience 'iExperia' at the BASH

Illumine Live’s new show “iExperia" is more than music, lights, and dance. The BASH is a true experience 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at College Park Center.

This enormous dance party features talented DJs, state-of-the-art sound, huge light and laser shows, elaborate visual setups, and a wide array of live performers and other surprises to create the ultimate live experience.

Dance, lounge, and enjoy free refreshments, giveaways, a karaoke lounge, photos, and surprises throughout the night.

Tickets are $6 with student ID; $8 general public.

Basketball season begins

Back in action: From left, Austan Pierce, Desherra Nwanguma, and Brandon Edwards are among the returning Maverick basketball players.

Basketball season 2013-14 tips off

Basketball season starts in earnest after out-of-town games for the men's and women's Mavericks and a weekend tournament for the wheelchair teams.

The men's team opens its home season at College Park Center against Samford today, Tuesday, Nov. 12, and Howard Payne Wednesday, Nov. 13. The men face Cleveland State Friday, Nov. 15, for Homecoming at College Park Center. All three games start at 7:30 p.m. UT Arlington was 19-14 last season and reached the CIT. In 2012, the team reached the NIT and were the Southland Conference regular-season champions.

The women's basketball program starts a new era with head coach Krista Gerlich. The women opened the 2013-14 season Friday at Houston Baptist and Sunday at Oklahoma State. The first home game is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, against Incarnate Word at College Park Center.

See the various season ticket packages at or call 2-6319. Faculty/staff specials are $75 and $50.

In wheelchair basketball, the Lady Mavs made their debut in collegiate play during the weekend tournament. The new team played Alabama, Illinois, and Dallas. 

The Movin' Mavs men's team faces the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Maverick Activities Center. All Movin' Mavs games are free.

The Movin' Mavs host the NWBA Intercollegiate Division National Championships March 6-9, 2014, at College Park Center and the Maverick Activities Center.

  MavPic Veterans Day 2013

Supporting service

ROTC Cadet Matthew Breedlove, left, criminal justice junior, received the 2013 Texas Armed Services Scholarship from State Rep. Diane Patrick at Monday's Veterans Day ceremony on the Central Library mall.

Streets, parking lots closed for Homecoming activities

Several streets and parking lots will close for various Homecoming 2013 activities. See the campus maps online. Closures include:

Thursday, Nov. 14-Saturday, Nov. 16—Spaniolo Drive—West First Street south to West Fourth Street, closed starting 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 15

• Spaniolo Drive—UTA Boulevard south to West First Street, closed noon-11 p.m.

• Lot 47—South West Street north of West Mitchell Street, southwest corner closed 7 a.m.-11 p.m. All vehicles remaining in the designated area after 7 a.m. may be towed at the owner’s expense.

• Lot 49—South Cooper Street south of West Mitchell Street closed noon-11 p.m. All vehicles remaining after noon may be towed at the owner’s expense.

• Lot 52—South West Street and Doug Russell Road closed 5:30-11 p.m. All vehicles remaining after 5:30 p.m. may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Saturday, Nov. 16—UTA Boulevard, West Nedderman Drive, Greek Row Drive, and Summit Avenue —Portions closed 7:30-10 a.m. for the 5K Run/Walk. Limited access to the Trinity Lot, Lot 30, and the Meadow Run and Timber Brook apartments lots during the event.

Flu vaccine clinics come to you

Flu shots come to you at outreach clinics on campus. The vaccine is $20. The clinics are:

• Wednesday, Nov. 13—1:30-4 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center, and 5-7 p.m., Meadow Run, Timberbrook, Arbor Run apartments

• Monday, Nov. 18—1:30-5 p.m., Business Building

The influenza vaccine also is available at the Health Services Center. No appointment is necessary. For more details, call 817-272-2771 or go to the Health Services website.

MavPic PolyScie Week

Public debate

Dr. José Ángel Gutiérrez, professor of political science, discusses immigration Thursday on the Central Library mall during Political Science Week.


Recycle electronics at two events

Two electronic recycling events are coming to campus this month.

America Recycles Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, near the southwest corner of Woolf Hall. Departments will be responsible for bringing their items for recycling. Items with a UT Arlington sticker will not be accepted.

The University and the city of Arlington host another recycling day 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 23, in Lot 49, on the southeast corner of Cooper and Mitchell streets. Enter the lot from the south on Doug Russell Road. Proof of Arlington residency is required.

Bring computers/CPUs, monitors, computer peripherals, printers, fax machines, keyboards, photocopiers, televisions, VCRs, microwaves, stereos, home and office phones, cellphones, consumer electronics, printer cartridges, and rechargeable alkaline batteries.

Not accepted are large household appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators. Call 817-317-2000 for disposal of these items.

Campus Sustainability hosts the event. For more information, contact Becky Valentich at or 817-272-0199.

  MavPic Veterans Activities Fair 2013

Serving those who serve

Earl White, left, computer science junior and a U.S. Air Force veteran, discusses resources with Roxanna Latifi, a student development specialist with University College, at the Veterans Activities Fair on Thursday at the Maverick Activities Center.

Education scholar to speak at Mike Moses K-16 Speaker Series

Aaron Kuntz, associate professor of Educational Studies at the University of Alabama, offers a unique perspective on the question of methodological responsibility in contemporary education at the Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the sixth floor atrium of the Central Library.

As an engaged and collaborative scholar, Dr. Kuntz develops inquiry projects in local, national, and international arenas alongside professional colleagues, teachers, and community activists. His research interests include critical qualitative inquiry, academic activism and citizenship, critical geography, and philosophy of education.

The College of Education and Health Professions hosts the free lecture. RSVP to

Logo design contest includes $100 prize

The Academic Advising Association (UTAAA) is offering a $100 gift card for the winning design for the group's new logo. All students are eligible to enter.

Read the competition guidelines. Entries are due by Monday, Dec. 2, and the winner will be announced by mid-December.

Questions? Email

Adopt an angel for holiday season

Sponsor a child's holiday wish list this season through the Angel Tree. Choose an infant to young teen to sponsor by yourself, with friends, or with your department.

To adopt an angel, visit the Leadership Center in Suite B 160N of the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. All gifts are due by Wednesday, Nov. 27.

For questions, call the Leadership Center at 817-272-9220.


On a roll

Wes Mathewson, University Studies, rocks and rolls at the One Night in Asia talent show for Asian Heritage Month. The entertainment was Wednesday in the Rosebud Theatre.


International Education Week features food, facts, photos

Taste global goodies or test your worldly wisdom during International Education Week, set for Monday-Friday, Nov. 18-22.

Stop by the Peace Corps booth or attend one of several Fulbright Program information session. Visit the 10th annual Study Abroad Photo Contest, or partake in the International Food Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and the World Trivia Contest on Thursday, Nov. 21. Check the schedule for more events.

The Office of International Education hosts the week's events.

Outstanding Academic Adviser nominations needed

Outstanding Academic Adviser nominations are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate faculty advisers and professional advisers.

Nominations are due Jan. 27, 2014.

For details, contact Delene Remmers at 817-272-2737.

Check List


Monday, Nov. 25

Last day to hold a master’s exam/dissertation defense and submit a copy of your thesis/dissertation to Graduate Studies for its first mechanical check

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29

University closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Fall final exam schedule available

The final exam schedule for the fall term is available online. Finals are scheduled Dec. 7-13.

Spring registration is open; see your adviser now

Make plans to register for winter intersession and spring 2014 terms. The schedule of classes and the registration timetable are available on the MyMav portal page.

Check your Student Center in MyMav to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. A list of advising offices is online. Call to schedule an appointment or check walk-in hours.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Religious conflict in 'Heaven'

As If In Heaven

Religion and conflict propel As It Is in Heaven, a Maverick Theatre Company production Nov. 15-24 in the Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building.

As It Is in Heaven by Arlene Hutton looks at the lives of nine Shaker women as they struggle to maintain balance in their day-to-day lives as members of the United Society of Believers in the Second Coming of Christ. A vision of angels sets the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., spinning when a newcomer to the religious community claims to receive special “gifts” from above.

Directed by Assistant Professor Anne Healy, the cast includes theatre arts majors Ashley Clyde, Emily Burgardt, Molly Pope, Rachel Glass, Kristina Broadway, Anna-Marie Boyd, Samantha Fields, Stephanie Olivas, and Chasity Willis. Kathryn Graham is the understudy.

Production by theatre specialists include D.J. Badon, scenes; Kris O’Brien, costumes; Austin Brown, lighting; Christopher Jared Land, sound; and Joe Kongevick, makeup. Eric Smith serves as stage manager.

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 15-16, and Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.

Tickets are $7 for faculty, staff, students, and senior citizens, and $10 for the general public.

For tickets/reservations, group rates, or further information, contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts Box Office at 817-272-2669 or

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Maverick Club Luncheon Meet the Maverick cross country team, which won the 2013 Sun Belt Conference championship. $5 for 2013-14 Maverick Club members, and $10 for non-members. Noon, Hospitality Suite, College Park Center. Maverick Club.

Honors Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Samford. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Howard Payne, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13Athletics.

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company Improv comedy show. Free. 7:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

America Recycles Day Bring your electronic waste for recycling. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., southwest corner of Woolf Hall. Sustainability.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Incarnate Word. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Friday, Nov. 15

UT System Day Wear your orange and blue for a group photo of Maverick Pride in being part of the UT System. Refreshments. Noon, Moritz Plaza outside College Park Center. UT System Day.

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Cleveland State. Tickets $3 with student ID. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Faculty Jazz Concert Free. 2 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Music.

Wind Symphony Concert Tickets $5 students/seniors, $8 general public. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Movin' Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Movin' Mavs vs. Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks. Free. 2 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Movin' Mavs.

Sunday, Nov. 17

UTA Jazz Alumni Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

'More than Frybread' Mockumentary about native contestants in the fictionalized 1st Annual Frybread Championship. Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Room 106, College Hall. Native American Heritage Month.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Transgender question-and-answer panel. Free. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Palo Pinto Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, candlelight vigil, 6-7 p.m., Central Library mall. LGBTQA program.

'Danny from North Korea' Documentary of a North Koreans who escaped to China and the United States. Discussion to follow led by Liberty in North Korea non-profit advocates. Free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Asian Heritage Month.

Cache, if You Can Learn how to use GPS receivers and participate in a geocaching exercise. No GPS experience necessary. 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Central Library mall. GIS Day.

Concerts Clavier Piano Recital Series, Tuesday, Nov. 19; Trombone Choir Concert, Wednesday, Nov. 20; UTA Choir Concert, Friday, Nov. 22; UTA Symphonic Band Concert, Sunday, Nov. 24; and Percussion Ensemble Concert, Tuesday, Nov. 26.  Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.


Gallery 76102: Sweetie Pie Works made of cast granulated sugar by Janet Morrow examine the notion of sweetness and our ambiguous reactions to it. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Gallery 76102, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth. Through Saturday, Nov. 30. Fort Worth Center, Gallery 76102.

The Gallery at UTA: Amy Blakemore/Sarah Williams Sarah Williams' haunting paintings and Amy Blakemore's offbeat photographs provide an introspective view of human activity. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Nov. 16Art and Art HistoryThe Gallery at UTA

MavsArt View artwork created by UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty. Free. First floor, Central Library. Through Sunday, Dec. 8. MavsArt.

Special Collections: Howdy, Mr. President! A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK Photos of President John F. Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth in November 1963 are from the historic Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection in Special Collections. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Feb. 8, 2014. UT Arlington LibrarySpecial Collections.

The Maverick Lens: Views from the Library This annual photo exhibit reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington. See also "50 Years of Views." 8 a.m.-7 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through March 5, 2014. UT Arlington Library.

Mindful Moments Learn techniques to help deal effectively with stress. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Fridays, Room 310, Ransom Hall. Health Services.

Planetarium The fall schedule includes Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions; Pink Floyd; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Spacepark 360; and Stars of the Pharaohs. Planetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Learn More


Tuesday, Nov. 12

Major Exploration Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. Also noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22University College, Success Series.

Success Series: Resume Building/Career Preparation Free. 1-2 p.m., Room 110, Preston Hall. University CollegeSuccess Series.

The Graduation Process: It's More than a Walk Across the Stage Check the important dates and deadlines you need to follow in your final term, how to apply for graduation, and the difference between graduation and the commencement ceremonies. Register online. For graduate students. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 303, Chemistry and Physics Building. Graduate Studies.

Martial Arts/Self-Defense Workshop Following a demonstration, participants pair up for a self-defense workshop and a discussion on how to defend yourself in the real world. Free. Noon-1 p.m., indoor soccer court, Maverick Activities Center. Asian Heritage Month

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Success Series: Networking 101 Free. 1-2 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University CollegeSuccess Series.

Demystifying the Search for Scholarly Impact Are you a graduate student or new faculty? Learn how to locate and assess relevant journals for publishing your research, and how to measure scholarly impact. Free. 2-3 p.m., Room 315A, Central Library. UT Arlington Library.

Research Incubator Seminar Series James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in Management, and Ann McFadyen, associate professor of management, present "No Accident: Health, Well-being, and Performance at Work." Free. 2-3:30 p.m., Room 245E, Business Building. Business.

Thursday, Nov. 14

NanoFab Seminar Yogesh B. Gianchandani, director of the Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, discusses "Emerging Research in Microsystems: Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental Sensing." RSVP to, 817-272-1536. Free. 3:30 p.m., Room 106, Nedderman Hall. Nanofab.

Mock Interview Sharpen your interview skills with feedback from real employers. Register online. Free. 1 p.m., Room 216, Davis Hall. Career Development Center.

Biology Colloquium Series Scott Edwards of Harvard speaks on “Genomes, Feathers, and Flight: Using Comparative Genomics to Study the Origins of Novelty in Vertebrates.” Free. 4 p.m., Room 119, Life Science Building. Biology.

Friday, Nov. 15

Robotics Activities at NCSR: Deomkritos Costas Spyropoulos and Vangelis Karkaletsis discuss the National Centre for Scientific Research. Free. 2:30 p.m., UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.

Chemistry/Biochemistry Seminar Series Luis Echegoyen
UT El Paso discusses “Buckyball Maracas: The Inside (and Outside) Story of Endohedral." Free. 3 p.m., Room 114, Chemistry Research Building. Also, Joseph Emerson
Mississippi on "Exploring the metal ion affinity and selectivity in proteins," 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Mathematics/Statistics Colloquium Sarah Witherspoon of Texas A&M presents “Poincare-Birkoff-Witt Theorems.” Free. 3 p.m., Room 311, Pickard Hall. Mathematics.

Monday, Nov. 18

Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Series Guest speaker is Aaron M. Kuntz, associate professor of educational studies and coordinator for the Ph.D. in educational research at the University of Alabama. Free. 5:30 p.m., sixth floor atrium, Central Library. College of Education and Health Professions.

Psychology Speaker Nancy E. Adler of the University of California, San Francisco speaks on "Psychology and Medicine: Translational Research on Stress, Behavior, and Disease." Free. Noon-1 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Psychology, Center of Excellence for the Study of Health and Chronic Illnesses.

Power and Influence: Women in Civic Life A brown-bag session with panelists Mary Tom Curnutt, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2; Cynthia Jensen, Arlington regional director, United Way of Tarrant County; Kecia Mays, AISD Foundation board of directors; Jamie Sullins, vice president, board of trustees, Arlington Independent School District; and Sarah Young, chair, Arlington Chamber of Commerce Women’s Alliance. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 116, University Hall. Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, Human Resources.

Coming up

Global Entrepreneurship Week Speakers present their successful ideas and experiences in the world of entrepreneurship. Schedule. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Business.

Eyewitnesses to Tragedy: JFK 50 Years Later Panelists are Paul McCaghren, a Dallas police lieutenant in 1963; former Dallas Times Herald reporter John Schoellkopf; and Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, sixth floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Library, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

The Body Language of Leadership and Power Caroline Keating, professor of psychology at Colgate University, speaks on how the way a leader looks, sounds, and moves is a powerful weapon. Part of the Goolsby Leadership Academy 10th anniversary celebration. Free. 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Goolsby Leadership AcademyBusiness.

COEHP Brown Bag Seminar Mohan D. Pant, assistant professor of research methodology in curriculum and instruction, presents "On Characterizing an L-Moment Based Generalized Burr Type VII Distribution." Free. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Room 112, Nedderman Hall. College of Education and Health Professions, Curriculum and Instruction.

MAVS Talk Series Grief, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Red River Room, E.H. Hereford University Center; and Relationships, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Register onlineCounseling and Psychological Services.

Success Series Managing the Stress of the First Year, noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, Red River Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. University College, Success Series.

Applied Mathematics Seminar Tae Hyun Hwang of the Quantitative Biomedical Research Center at UT Southwestern presents "Integrating Human Phenome, Genome, and Interactome Network for Discovering Phenotype-gene Associations." Free. 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, Room 311, Pickard Hall. Mathematics.


Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Sports Notes
  Lady Mavs

New game on campus: Senior Sarah Little made her mark when the Movin' Mavs women's team debuted in collegiate play Friday. The women's wheelchair basketball team faced Alabama and Illinois in collegiate contests, plus the defending national champions, the Dallas Lady Mavericks.

Movin' Mavs dominate home tourney; Lady Mavs make collegiate debut

The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team ruled its weekend tournament, and the Lady Mavs wheelchair team debuted in collegiate play. 

The men's team defeated defending national champion Alabama (76-40), Illinois (65-38), and the Austin Rec'ers (81-65) in competition Friday-Sunday.

Lady Mavs showed their best in their last game of the tourney Sunday with a 45-52 loss in double overtime against defending national champions, the Dallas Lady Mavericks. In other games, the team fell to Illinois  (29-63), Alabama (15-61), and the Dallas Lady Mavericks (29-40).

The teams compete in tournaments at Wisconsin-Whitewater Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23 and Missouri Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 5-7.

The Movin' Mavs host the NWBA Intercollegiate Division National Championships March 6-9, 2014, at College Park Center and the Maverick Activities Center.

Sports shorts

The men's basketball team faced a season-opening 116-87 setback Friday night to Boise State. Home play starts against Samford at 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at College Park.

The women's tennis team finished 10-6 in singles and 4-5 in doubles at Metroplex Mania hosted by North Texas.

The women's basketball team fell 72-60 in its 2013-14 season opener at Houston Baptist Friday and 74-35 to No. 21 Oklahoma State University Sunday. The home opener is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, against Incarnate Word at College Park Center.

KKGM 1630 AM will broadcast the men’s basketball regular and post-season games. Each broadcast will include a 20-minute pre-game show and 25-minute post-game show. When there is a conflict with the station’s other agreements, the Mavericks will be aired on KKGM’s sister station, KHVN 970 AM.

Volleyball Mavericks dropped their fifth straight match at Troy on Saturday night. The team is 15-14 overall and 8-8 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Mavs play Friday at Louisiana-Lafayette and end the season Saturday at Louisiana-Monroe.

Poker, adapted table tennis deadlines near

Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include Ultimate Disc, Wednesday, Nov. 13; College Football Pick 'Em, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; and poker, Monday, Nov. 18.

An adapted wheelchair division is available for table tennis with requests by Saturday, Nov. 16. Contact for details.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-3277 or email

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