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Fine performance puts ’Hawks in bowl
By Ryan Colaianni

Hello bowl game. Kansas came from behind Saturday to force overtime, and sophomore kicker Scott Webb made a 34-yard, game-winning field goal to give Kansas a 24-21 victory over Iowa State, extending the team’s season. The Jayhawks have not gone undefeated at home since 1951. “It was the perfect script,” senior linebacker Kevin Kane said. “An overtime victory when we are down 14-3 at halftime and we fought back, it was just a great feeling when that field goal went through the uprights.” The Fort Worth Bowl on Dec. 23 is the most likely destination for the Jayhawks. The Big 12 Conference has ties with eight bowl games, and the Fort Worth Bowl is eighth in the picking order. “I am not going to be presumptuous here, but I think there is a good chance that we may receive an invitation to the Fort Worth Bowl,” Kansas football coach Mark Mangino said. “We just want to play another game. Whoever will have us, we will come with a smile on our face and gratitude.” Tom Starr, a representative with the Fort Worth Bowl, said that the bowl game selection would likely not be made until after the Big 12 Championship game next week. Mangino, Don Fambrough and Glenn Mason are the only three coaches in Kansas history to take the team to two bowl games. By qualifying for his second bowl game, Mangino hopes to change what people are saying about his team throughout the conference. “We want them to say that KU team is a winning team, is a very good football team,” Mangino said. “I think that today helps us in that direction. We haven’t arrived but we have a winning season.” It was through improbable heroes that the Jayhawks were able to qualify for their second bowl game in three years — a first for the Jayhawks. Senior quarterback Brian Luke, who had not played since last month’s game at Colorado, replaced fellow senior Jason Swanson after Swanson was injured in the fourth quarter. Luke led the charge to tie the game twice and to send the game into overtime.

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Long hours Designers unveil building plan pay off for five groups
By louis MoRa

For five groups of Jayhawks, the last three months of work to get into Rock Chalk Revue has paid off with another three months of even harder work. For six groups, the last three months of work lead to only disappointment. The five groups making the show are Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Alpha Theta, Chi Omega and Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Gamma, Delta Upsilon and Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Sigma Chi and Pi Beta Phi. All will perform in this year’s show beginning March 9. Will Russell, Wheaton, Ill., senior said his group of Sigma Chi and Pi Beta Phi waited anxiously for word from the Rock Chalk Revue board. “It’s a relief knowing you did a lot of work and were successful,” he said. “It made Thanksgiving break a little easier on me.” Twelve judges selected the five groups after reviewing a notebook of their performance including character sketches, costume designs and song lyrics. Today’s weather

Jaime Lamb, Lenexa junior, said her group of Chi Omega and Phi Delta Theta had even more work to do now. She said the group would hold tryouts before the end of the semester to find the 25 men and 25 women who would perform. She said once the spring semester began, practice would pick up. Rock Chalk Revue requires each group to practice one hour a day during the week and an hour-and-ahalf a day on the weekend to make sure it is ready a week before the show is scheduled, Lamb said. Russell said he was glad to make the show for the second year in a row after being left out for nine years. He said his group’s show, “Rockin’ the Boat,” was chosen for its strong writing and singing. He said working with a sorority made the process easier. While Lamb’s and Russell’s groups look forward to the spring, the effort of the scholarship halls to make it into Rock Chalk fell short. Eric Tedder, Wichita freshman, was one of the six scholarship hall residents who worked to prepare for the judges.

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This rendering shows the architects’ design for the new Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. The building, which will break ground next semester, will have more than twice as much room as the current Multicultural Resource Center.

New center will break ground next semester
By Malinda osBoRne


After years of planning, a rendering for the new Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center was unveiled last week. Ground-breaking for the $2.7 million building, long sought by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and student leaders, is scheduled for

Spring 2006. The architects Gould Evans designed the building. Construction bids will be sent out in the spring semester. The building is projected to be complete by Spring 2007. Santos Nuñez, director of the current Multicultural Resource Center, said the updated facility was crucial. “The current facility outgrew its space within the last six years. Having an updated facility is imperative for KU students to be able to educate themselves regarding multicultural issues and compete in the real world,” Nuñez said. The new MRC will have

more than 7,000 square feet, twice this size of its current facility in a renovated military annex building south of Anschutz Library. Robert Page, director of Office of Multicultural Affairs, said he was unsure about what would happen to the old facility. The original MRC was created in 1992. David Ambler, at that time vice chancellor of student affairs, decided to create the MRC at Louisiana Street after student groups petitioned the Student Senate. In 1995, Facilities Operations renovated the annex and it opened on Sept. 6, 1995.

The current building, which is 2,469 square feet, includes a computer lab, classroom, resource room, student lounge and office space. The center gradually outgrew its space, increasing from 415 student visits five years ago to more than 7,000 this year. In Spring 2001, the Office of Multicultural Affairs presented a plan for the new building to University administration. It wasn’t until Spring 2003 that the University agreed to move forward with plans for a new MRC.

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After sitting out two games because of an academic suspension, senior guard Erica Hallman returned and led Kansas with 18 points in its victory against Northeastern. Page 11a

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KU HISTORY Snowbound for the weekend Bad weather
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Nov. 30, 1976 James Appleberry, who was the assistant to Chancellor Archie Dykes, announced that the Board of Regents had appointed him as president of Kansas State College at Pittsburg. Appleberry replaced George Budd, who had resigned the previous spring. Budd went on sabbatical for a semester and returned to Pittsburg State as a professor. Appleberry was one of five finalists for the position, chosen from among a list of over 160 senior college officials from all over the country. During his time at the University of Kansas, Appleberry worked in a financial capacity, for the University of Kansas Medical Center and at various outreach programs. Appleberry first came to the University in 1973 as a fellow of the American Council on Education. He held degrees from Central Missouri State and Oklahoma State Universities. Dec. 1, 1964 Four Jayhawk football players were selected in the professional draft. The Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Chiefs selected Gale Sayers, who at the time held the Big 8 career-rushing record, in the first round draft. Sayers was given his choice of the two teams. He played his entire professional career with the Chicago Bears and, in 1977, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Denver drafted Kansas se-

niors Brian Schweda and Ron Oelschlager. Oelschlager announced that he would bypass professional football in order to attend medical school. Schweda also received an offer from Chicago. Houston and Green Bay named Kansas player Michael Shinn on a future draft. Dec. 3, 1956 Wilt Chamberlain made his regular season Allen Fieldhouse debut in Kansas basketball. Kansas dominated the game, defeating Northwestern. Under the direction of coach Phog Allen, Chamberlain’s 52 points set a single game-scoring record that has not yet been broken. According to, Dayton and Indiana tried to recruit Chamberlain. The Web site states that Chamberlain had chosen Kansas partly due to Allen’s recruitment and also because he wanted to go to school away from home. Despite his spectacular scoring record — according to the Web site he averaged 29.6 points a game — Chamberlain was unable to help Kansas win an NCAA championship. The ’Hawks fell to North Carolina in a triple-overtime defeat, something that haunted Chamberlain throughout his career. F Sources: The University Daily Kansan archives at the Spencer Research Library and — Edited by Patrick Ross Hoopes said intelligent design belonged in the latter category because it couldn’t be tested and proven false. Intelligent design says some features of the natural world are so complex that they are best explained by an intelligent cause. “I think this is very important for students to be articulate about. They need to be able to define and recognize pseudoscience, Hoopes said. ” But Brian Sandefur, a mechanical engineer in Lawrence who is proponent of intelligent design, says the theory is rooted in chemistry and molecular biology and should be discussed in science classes. “The way KU is addressing it I think is completely inadequate, he said. ”
— The Associated Press

COLORADO — Blizzard conditions on the Eastern Plains forced the closure of Interstate 70 from outside Denver to the Kansas line on Sunday, leaving many holiday travelers stranded. As many as 25 cars were involved in an accident 50 miles east of Limon near Vona where whiteout conditions were reported. I-70 was first closed east of Limon; but after all of its hotels quickly filled up, state transportation officials decided to shut down eastbound traffic at E-470 on the outskirts of Denver to prevent travelers from being left without a place to stay. “There are horrible ground conditions out there,” Stacy Stegman of the Colorado Department of Transportation


Travelers face icy road conditions along Interstate 70 near Copper Mountain, Colo., on Sunday as the Thanksgiving-holiday weekend ends. A winter storm continued to deposit snow in the Colorado mountains throughout the day. said. Westbound I-70 was closed from Burlington to Limon. Also closed were U.S. 385 between Cheyenne Wells and Idalia and U.S. 40 from Limon to Kit Carson. In the southeast, U.S. 287 was closed from Lamar to Oklahoma. Stegman said it was too soon to tell when I-70 would re-open. If conditions worsen, the road could be closed at Tower Road near Aurora.

Stegman said the sheer number of cars headed back from the mountains, combined with as much as two feet of snow in some areas, could create problems. The town of Vail, dealing with more than a foot of snow, declared an accident alert. Denver International Airport, which expected 158,000 passengers, seemed likely to avoid the bad weather. Two cross-country skiers missing overnight near the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness about 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs were found Sunday morning in good condition. After the skiers failed to come home Saturday night, about 20 rescuers headed out to look for them on Sunday morning and found them near their car. Their names were not released. Tim O’Brien, spokesman for Routt County Search and Rescue, said both skiers were experienced and they had overnight packs. Up to 18 inches of snow has fallen in the area, which is at about 7,500 feet in elevation.

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Patrons begin Christmas shopping season

Black Friday boosts Kansas sales numbers
By Garance Burke
The AssociATed Press


Anthropology class treats Intelligent Design as myth
LAWRENCE — An anthropology class at the University of Kansas will include discussion of intelligent design, which the instructor calls a “pseudoscience. ” “Archaeological Myths and Realities” will cover such topics as UFOs, crop circles, extrasensory perception and the ancient pyramids. John Hoopes, associate professor of anthropology, said the course, which will be taught in the fall, would help students learn to differentiate science and “pseudoscience. ”
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OVERLAND PARK — Droves of bargain hunters packed Kansas stores Friday, the first shopping day of the holiday season, helping retailers chart early record sales. “From home furnishings to women’s apparel, it’s all going. It’s flying out the door,” said Marlon Handcock, assistant store manager at J.C. Penney in Oak Park Mall. From 11 a.m. to noon, his store, which ranks No. 1 in sales volume for the company nationwide, sold $106,000 in merchandise, the highest volume of sales the department store has recorded in one hour. Early bird specials at Target Corp. stores in central Kansas drew similar throngs, said Christine O’Trimble, who manages a Target in Wichita. “The whole Wichita market is up in sales from last year. We’ve already run out of a couple of our key items,” O’Trimble said. “But everyone is in great spirits. No one’s pushing or shoving.”


Shoppers Cindy Avalos, Renee Falcon and Duane East, from left, line up in the checkout line in the K-Mart store in Merriam on Friday. Kansas shoppers helped retailers begin the holiday shopping season with high sales. She said several hundred people braved icy weather for what has become known as Black Friday, to line up in front of the store before dawn. By 7 a.m., the store had serviced 800 customers in its first hour of business compared with the 30 transactions the store normally makes in that time. Retail analysts credited the shopping boom to early promotional efforts and falling gas prices. The National Retail Federation predicted a six percent increase in holiday sales this year, bringing estimated revenues of $439.5 billion for the entire holiday season. Black Friday has become such an important sales generator that many stores stock shelves, build makeshift display tables and sort warehoused merchandise months in advance to meet the heightened customer demand. At Oak Park Mall, where thousands of cars were circling the crammed parking lot by midday, a crew of police officers stood directing traffic. “I would say around 10:30 a.m. this morning, we got mobbed,” said Albina Schuster, a stocker at The Jones Store. “I’ve been folding since I got here this morning.”

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F An article in Tuesday’s The University Daily Kansan contained an error. The headline should have said “Med Center plans hospital expansion. ”

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Exchange gives students options
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F  illian Sorensen, senior adviser and G national advocate at the United Nations Foundation, is giving a speech called “The United Nations and the United States: Controversy and Opportunity” at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. F The Office of New Student Orientation is holding an information session about becoming an orientation assistant from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Courtside Room at the Burge Union.

Students shopping for used textbooks no longer have to rely on friends, bookstores and the Internet. Now they can check the Kyou portal for other students’ used books. Beginning Tuesday, students can post textbooks for sale online at students. Although students can’t buy the books online, the exchange will function as a classified ad system. “I think it’s really cool,” said Kristina Clement, Lawrence sophomore.

She said the site would help her find used textbooks and avoid buying new ones. Although Clement said she spent about $300 for textbooks, she said her roommate spent $800 on books. Clement said that she would take a look at the site and that she hoped enough students used it to make it successful. The site, which arranges books by department, lets students post the book, a description and a price. Books can be on the site for 10 days. Students leave their e-mail addresses for contact.

A previous book exchange system, which Senate implemented, was shut down two years ago because of low demand and misuse, said Hannah Love, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senator. Love, Dodge City sophomore, said students weren’t using the site appropriately. Books posted on the new site must be approved by the Student Senate Academic Advisory Board. Love said she and two other members of the board would check the site daily to approve books. Only books that are approved will be available. Love said the exchange

gave students another option to find books. She said she hoped it would catch on. “We want to keep it simple,” Love said. She said she hoped the site’s location on the Kyou portal would give the site more visibility for students. The previous site was available through a link at the University’s Web site. Love said the goal was to see if the site was effective and then to expand services, such as letting students search by book title. — Edited by Patrick Ross

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Production increase Kansas has deficit despite high revenue hurts farmer’s pockets
By John MilBurn
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Jessica Simpson, left, and husband Nick Lachey arrive at the 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards, in this Sunday, Jan. 9 file photo, in Pasadena, Calif. After months of rumors, denials and salacious magazine covers, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are parting ways, the couple jointly announced Wednesday.

TOPEKA — In a typical budget year, increasing revenues would be good news for people looking for a few more dollars to expand government programs or take care of longneglected needs. But state budget officials say despite a glowing economic forecast for the coming months, this year’s budget is going to be anything but typical. For starters, many of the bills that legislators delayed are coming due during the next budget year beginning July 1 — the budget year lawmakers will be looking at when they return to the Statehouse in January. How big are the bills? About $226.4 million, slightly more than the $221 million in additional revenue the state expects to collect through mid-2006. Looking at the big picture isn’t much better. Kansas will collect $5.22 billion during the next budget year but spend $5.27 billion. That means lawmakers must dip into reserve funds to make ends meet. The brutal fact is absent cuts in

services or higher taxes, something has to give. “There’s not a lot that we can back away from,” said House Appropriations Chairman Melvin Neufeld, RIngalls. The latest revenue estimate on Nov. 3 does mean that legislators will have money in the bank, but there isn’t enough money for pay increases for state employees or boosting their health insurance plan. “There is reason for hope and optimism in view of the challenges,” said Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dwayne Umbarger. State law requires legislators to hold 7.5 percent of each budget in reserve. However, legislators have relied on those reserves to pay for ongoing operations and additional school spending. Kansas should have 9 percent, or $467 million, in the bank as of June 30, 2006, falling to 7.8 percent or $410 million a year later. But that level falls significantly in 2008, eroding by $170 million. “We’ve been using the rainy day fund 365 days a year, even though it’s not raining,” said Umbarger, RThayer.

The associaTed Press WICHITA — High costs for fertilizer, fuel and irrigation are expected to take a heavy toll on Kansas farmers next year, with agricultural economists projecting net incomes to plummet nearly 37 percent from 2004 for dryland farms across the state. The forecast is even more grim for irrigated crop farms, where high energy costs to pump water are expected to cut net farm incomes by nearly 91 percent in 2006, a study showed. “This is a dire situation facing production agriculture,” said Dusti Fritz, chief executive officer for the Kansas Wheat Commission. “Where production agriculture is unique is that producers cannot pass on these additional costs they are seeing in their inputs to anybody else.” Kansas State University economists worked up the projections on Oct. 31 to show lawmakers in Washington, D.C., the magnitude of the impact of high energy costs on agriculture as more farm states clamor for an emergency farm energy assistance package. The university’s forecast is based on farms in the Kansas

Farm Management Association, typically the state’s larger, fulltime operations. The study predicts income will drop $20,430 from 2004 to 2006 for Kansas dryland farms and $50,209 for irrigated farms. “It is not a pretty picture,” said agricultural economist Kevin Dhuyvetter, one of the study’s authors. Across all farms, the impact of higher fuel and other related input prices increased costs $9.28 per acre for Kansas farms in 2005, compared with the previous five-year average, the study found. An additional $7.24-per-acre increase is expected for 2006. To absorb the impact from increased production costs, land rent prices would need to decrease $12.82 per dryland acre and $47.59 per irrigated acre, the study found. “We have told people they need to talk to your landlord to see if they will back down. ... We might not see a lot of rents go down, but I’m pretty sure we are not going to see them go up,” Dhuyvetter said. At the same time, farm states such as Kansas are aggressively lobbying lawmakers to provide emergency assistance to farmers.

Mentoring In the Lives of Kids is hosting its annual Holiday Party on November 30th from 2-5pm in the Hawk s Nest & Ballroom of the Kansas Union
Over 500 kids are expected to attend and we need your help. If you would like to help volunteer, please e-mail us at or call 864-4072. See you there!

Music Mentors is having a recital!
Come enjoy free performances by Music Mentor volunteers and their students from Lawrence Junior High Schools!
Help support the youth in the community and their musical endeavors

November 30th @ 5:30pm Spencer Art Museum Courtyard

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Man, woman die in California bus crash
Authorities suspect fatigue for accident
The AssociATed Press SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A Greyhound bus ran off a freeway, overturned and slid at least 100 yards on its side before hitting a tree Sunday, killing a pregnant woman and a man who were aboard, authorities said. Authorities said driver fatigue might have contributed to the crash. The previous night, the driver had traveled from Fresno to Los Angeles, then left Los Angeles shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. He had been on the road for about four hours when the bus overturned. Dozens of passengers among the 44 people aboard the San Francisco-bound bus were hurt, at least seven of them with major injuries. Four survivors were trapped in the wreckage and had to be rescued with hydraulic equipment, while some of the most seriously injured were airlifted to hospitals, authorities said. Faro Jahani, 50, of San Francisco, and Martha Contreras, a 23-year-old Santa Maria resident who was seven months pregnant, were killed, said Lt. Dan Minor of the California Highway Patrol. Seven other people suffered major injuries, four had moderate injuries and 31 had minor injuries after the bus went down an embankment along Highway 101 in Santa Maria shortly after 7 a.m., said Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Keith Cullom.

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A Greyhound employee, who declined to giver her name, extracts luggage from a Greyhound bus after it was righted. The bus overturned on Sunday in Santa Maria, Calif., killing two and injuring dozens of others. Minor said a preliminary investigation gave no indication of mechanical problems, and the bus driver didn’t appear to have been impaired by alcohol or drugs. “We do have reason to believe that driver fatigue may have been a significant factor,” Minor said. The bus drifted off the freeway about three miles from its intended off-ramp and came to rest on its right side a few feet down an embankment after striking a eucalyptus tree. Both northbound lanes of Highway 101, one of the state’s major corridors, were shut down after the accident and remained closed until mid-afternoon as the California Highway Patrol investigated. The closure caused a backup that stretched for two miles, officials said. Santa Maria, which was in the media spotlight this year during the four-month child molestation trial of singer Michael Jackson, is about 75 miles north of Santa Barbara. Three buses were sent to Santa Maria to pick up passengers able to continue the trip, said Kim Plaskett, a spokeswoman for the Dallasbased bus line.

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Michelle Gates, Delta Gamma sophomore, and Jeff Baumerk, Phi Kappa Psi junior, were elated to be chosen for the 2005 Rock Chalk Revue. The finalists were revealed Monday night at Liberty Hall. Kappa Alpha Theta and Beta Theta Pi; Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Upsilon; Chi Omega and Phi Delta Theta; Delta Gamma and Phi Kappa Psi; and Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Chi were chosen.

1a He said waiting for the judges to call the group’s name was nervewracking. “It’s disappointing when you work for a couple of months and see it not come to life,” he said. The group will attempt to make the show next year. This year was about learning the process and how to be better prepared for the years to come, Tedder said. The group ran into problems this year as there were times when they were rushing to meet deadlines. Tedder said they had to finish coloring all 12 of their notebooks in the final days before deadline. For never going through the process before, however, the group did well, he said. “There wasn’t a lot of hope but I think we got farther than people expected,” Tedder said. — Edited by Jonathan Kealing

1a Casey Collier, a 2004 KU graduate who served on Student Senate, said she was thrilled to hear that the building plan had been accepted and that she was grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of bringing the project to fruition. Because of efforts by Collier, Catherine Bell, Blake Shuart, Mark DuPree, Jonathan Ng and student organizations, the Student Senate passed a resolution stating that it would supplement private donations from the Sabatini Family Foundation with student fees for the construction of a new MRC. “We were part of the push to get the current MRC out of the makeshift, trailer-like building,” Collier said. “We rallied together, gathered support and started planning the new MRC. It was something that needed to be done a long time ago.” The Sabatini family includes Frank C. Sabatini, a KU alumnus, former state representative, member of the Kansas Board of Regents and chairman emeritus of Capital City Bank in Topeka; his wife, Judith Sabatini; and four sons, Marc, Matt, Michael (KU alumnus) and Dan (KU alumnus). The new building will have the appearance of a one-story building with its top floor dedicated to the center. Two basement floors will provide space for Union operations and student organization offices. The building’s brick, stone and metal trim will match the adjoining Kansas Union. Stepped planters and trees will adorn a raised plaza in front of the entrance, said Jim Long, vice provost for facilities planning and management. A ramped sidewalk and stairs will provide access from Jayhawk Boulevard. Inside the building will be a large multi-purpose classroom overlooking the Campanile, work space for student organizations, an open space for art and receptions, more office space, a meeting room along with several study areas to accommodate the center’s academic programs. Nuñez said the interior of the new MRC would tell the story of the MRC and how it was built. “A color scheme has been selected based on the skin tones of people worldwide. We are excited about this color scheme because our motto is ‘we are one community’ and this interior look will highlight our support of all peoples,” she said. — Edited by Katie Lohrenz

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Proposed course unintelligently designed
Religious fundamentalists are up in arms over a controversial class being proposed at the University and, surprisingly enough, it’s not Dennis Dailey’s Human Sexuality class. The chairman of the University’s religious studies department, Paul Mirecki, plans to teach a course entitled “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies.” The name of the course tells you where Dr. Mirecki stands. Proponents of intelligent design view the proposed class, and the auspices under which it is categorized, as an attack. “If you’re going to have an intelligent design course and call it mythology, I think in the very least it’s a slap in the face to every Judeo-Christian religion that’s out there,” said Republican Senator Kay O’Connor. A recent e-mail that Dr. Mirecki wrote doesn’t help undermine that theory (no pun


intended). “The fundies (a dissapointly unclever slang term for “fundamentalists”) want it all taught in a science class, but this will be a nice slap in their big fat face by teaching it as a religious studies class under the category ‘mythology,’” wrote Mirecki in an e-mail concerning the subject. The article was signed, “Doing my part (to upset) the religious right, Evil Dr. P” according to The Lawrence Journal-World. If Dr. Mirecki wants people to take his class seriously, he should not have written those things in an e-mail. Intelligent design should not be taught as a scientific theory, but what Dr. Mirecki is doing with this class is polarizing the debate.

As the class was proposed, the subject matter and his guidance might have been able to sway students to accept that intelligent design is not based on an academically sound scientific foundation, and his e-sentiments leave no doubt that his goal is to continue propagating this perception. After writing this e-mail, however, there’s not a chance that his class should be taken seriously. And this is coming from a staunch evolution supporter. I believe the things in our universe that cannot be explained should remain a religious and faith-based pursuit, but based on these e-mail comments and the general lack of respect for religion I have percieved during the last three years of my studies from the University’s faculty, there is no way I can encourage anyone to take this course. It’s a real shame, too, because a university setting should be known for keeping an open mind about ideas, it


a real shame, too, because a university setting should be known for keeping an open mind about ideas, it should be a breeding ground for bigotry against people who are religous.

shouldn’t be a breeding ground for bigotry against people who are religious. And I have no doubt that it may be the most factually correct course offered at the University. Vice Provost David Schulenberger says “This is a serious course, and Mirecki is a serious faculty member.” Nonetheless, when the course description

says it will cover why “Americans have allowed (intelligent design) to pervade politics and education,” he makes it impossible to view this course as anything but an affront to the intelligent design advocators around the country. Once again, I’m not one of those advocators. I think people that if students truly understand the scientific method that we’ve all been taught since third grade, of which the most important tenet remains that a scientific theory must be testable, then they would realize that intelligent design is not science. If everything the Bible taught was provable, there would be no need for the church and the faith it inspires. Unfortunately, what the faculty is doing is allowing its own politics and beliefs (or lack of beliefs) to pervade the subject material offered at our school. If Dr. Mirecki ever hoped to change people’s minds, he’s

already blown it. Anyone who takes their education and tuition money seriously would be better off signing up for a Human Sexuality class. But, of course, there will be no lack of students interested in taking it. Just like Professor Dailey’s Human Sexuality, controversial classes never have trouble filling up. Dr. Mirecki will find a full lecture hall whenever he starts teaching this course, but it will be a lecture hall full of people who already agree with him. It will be a lecture hall full of close-minded students that laugh off intelligent design and will never question anything. The same students who are always so careful to make sure that Christian propaganda is kept out of our schools, but when faced with anti-Christian propaganda, will turn a blind eye. ✦ Sevcik is a Leavenworth senior in English. He is Kansan opinion editor



Competing in pageants Don’t alienate the students take courage and skill
On November 26, I will begin competing in the Miss Kansas Teen USA Pageant, representing Lawrence. I have been dreaming of being crowned in this pageant for months, if not years and I refuse to let people believe Joel Simone’s article that all my work will come down to my “blunt sex appeal” to the judges. First of all, the pageant may be only three days in length, but I’ve spent almost a year preparing for it. Sex appeal has nothing to do with what it takes to find businesses to sponsor you with the $1,000 it takes enter the pageant. Communication skills are a necessity. You must be able to speak to people in a professional manner and prove to them that you are worth their support. I think it takes a good amount of skill for a person you have never met to give you a couple hundred dollars out of their pocket, especially if you’re asking for that donation over the phone. At first glance, it may seem that personality plays a part only in the interview competition, but that is just not the case. I’d love to see Simone walk across a stage in a tiny bathing suit or five-inch heels and tell me that doesn’t take courage. When looking for contestants, the Miss USA Organization prompts possible delegates with the advice that they should “step out of their

At first glance, it
may seem that personality plays a part in only the interview competition, but that is just not the case. I’d love to see Simone walk across a stage in a tiny bathing suit or five-inch heels and tell me that doesn’t take courage.
comfort zone.” That takes a lot of courage for young women to do. Pageants are a perfect way to do something outside of your normal routine and to excel as a person by becoming a role model. Of course, some people are not comfortable going outside of that zone. Those people are probably not right for pageants. That doesn’t mean they aren’t worthwhile people, they just find other ways to shine. The point is that girls who win do have the courage, and that is one of the most important reasons they are chosen to represent their state. And in response to Simone’s argument that girls can simply lie to judges: Those

judges aren’t stupid. They are qualified people, and many have experience in pageants. In addition, each girl must submit a personal profile to be reviewed, which qualifies them for the pageant. If their personal profile doesn’t meet the qualifications or if there are any fallacies, the contestant is disqualified. Being rated purely on beauty is a lie as well. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case, it is in the eyes of five judges. That is why a pageant title is not for life. It is an annual competition with five different judges each year. Winner’s looks and personalities vary each year and to ensure that a different type of girl wins each year. The world needs different types of role models. The relevance of pageants and these reasons why they are not just a “spectacle of sex appeal” should be taken seriously because they create role models. I think that every girl in the pageant this year has proven that they have the communication skills, courage, integrity and determination to win. Take it from a “pageant girl;” this competition has everything to do with true beauty: what comes from the inside. ✦ Jessica Dotter is a Derby freshman in Political science

Because I didn’t attend the meeting Frank Tankard covered in his Nov. 18th article, “English department upset at library,” I can’t say whether his reporting was evenhanded. Based on the article’s information, it’s clear that some library critics should express themselves more diplomatically. I’m sure Professor Janet Sharistanian didn’t mean to sound elitist when she said that the University was “behaving like a community college” rather than as a “Research One university,” but her comparison sends that

message. Yes, different universities have different functions, and concerns about the University’s mission are legitimate. But, negative statements about community colleges are dismissive of students and faculty who work in them, and hence counterproductive. Implying that most computer users at Watson Library waste time, instead of doing work that matters, is also counterproductive and unsupported. Faculty should find allies among students in their efforts to challenge library poli-

cies, rather than risk alienating them. I hope I’m wrong in detecting an “us (faculty) versus them (students)” tone in the comments Tankard reported. I also hope that faculty will do more to explain why its research benefits the entire KU community. This will be a better strategy than casting the largest part of that community as an obstacle to research. ✦ Ray Pence American studies graduate student Casper, Wyoming



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Luke pulls through during crucial game
By Daniel Berk

ku 24 - isu 21

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ku 24 - isu 21
Game Stats
Iowa State Rushing Att Yards -------------------------------------------Meyer,Bret 16 34 Hicks,Stevie 14 14 Coleman,Greg 1 5 Kock,Ryan 4 5 Davis,Jon 1 -2 Totals... 36 56 Passing Att-Cmp-Int -------------------------------------------Meyer,Bret 34-18-1 Totals... 34-18-1 Receiving Catches Yards ----------------------------------Flynn,Austin 5 120 Blythe,Todd 5 86 Davis,Jon 3 20 Nickel,Walter 2 19 Sumrall,R.J. 1 10 Hicks,Stevie 1 2 Meyer,Bret 1 0 Totals... 18 257 Kansas Rushing Att. Yards -------------------------------------------Cornish, Jon 14 70 Green, Clark 13 32 Luke, Brian 6 14 Swanson, Jason 3 5 McAnderson, Bra 1 3 Gordon, Charles 1 -1 Totals... 38 123 Passing Att-Cmp-Int -------------------------------------------Swanson, Jason 30-15-3 Luke, Brian 12-9-0 Green, Clark 1-0-0 Totals... 43-24-3 Receiving Catches Yds ----------------------------------Murph, Brian 6 30 Simmons, Mark 5 53 Fine, Derek 3 51 Henry, Marcus 3 45 Gordon, Charles 2 20 Cornish, Jon 2 20 McAnderson, Bra 1 17 Fields, Dexton 1 15 Green, Clark 1 3 Totals... 24 254 TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Lg 19 8 6 4 3 0 19 Avg 5.0 2.5 2.3 1.7 3.0 -1.0 3.2 Long Sack 25 35 0 35 Long 11 16 25 35 14 13 17 15 3 35 1 0 0 1 TD 0 0 0 1 0 1 Lg 15 4 5 2 0 15 Avg 2.1 1.0 5.0 1.2 -2.0 1.6 Long Sack 42 42 Long 42 36 12 11 10 2 0 42 3 3

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Brian Luke didn’t even know whom he was throwing the ball to. All he saw was the eight on the jersey; he thought he was throwing to senior Mark Simmons. Instead, freshman Dexton Fields made his first career catch sprinting down the middle of the field, in front of the Iowa State fans and scored the game-tying touchdown with just over a minute to go in regulation during Kansas’ dramatic 24-21 overtime victory against Iowa State. “I had a vision before the game of me making a big touchdown,” Fields said. “It was the first vision I have had before a game. It was just fate.” Fields’ touchdown catch was set up by a 36-yard pass from Luke to sophomore wide receiver Marcus Henry. Henry broke through a tackle from an Iowa State defender and was eventually tackled at the 15-yard line. Fields’ catch would come one play later. Fields redshirted last year and estimated that he had only played in 20 to 25 offensive plays this year. Henry came into the game with only 12 catches on the season and 105 yards. Kansas football coach Mark Mangino said after the game he was happy the two receivers could get in the spotlight. “They are young guys, they are basically not known by most of our fan base,” Mangino said. “They toil on anonymity. But we know as coaches they are getting better every day. We really think those kids are going to be phenomenal players next year.” One player who won’t be back next year is Luke. The se-

nior quarterback was brought into the game early in the fourth quarter after starter Jason Swanson went down with a knee injury. What ensued for Luke was a memorable effort. He completed 9-of-12 passes for 82 yards and one touchdown. The last time Kansas fans saw Luke on the field, he was leaving the game because of an injury during the Colorado game. Luke had been struggling during that game and struggled even more the week before against Oklahoma. Luke completed just 11 passes out of 30 attempts and threw three interceptions against the Sooners. Mangino said Luke always maintained a positive attitude after the Oklahoma game and was just waiting for his turn. “Brian Luke has accepted the hand dealt to him and what he did today is a lesson, I told our players, is a lesson for all of our players, when you least expect it the call is going to come,” Mangino said. “Are you prepared? He was prepared. That alone tells you the type of character he has.” It was the second year in a row Luke has turned in a memorable performance. Last season against Missouri in the team’s last game of the year, Luke completed 24-of-36 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns and led the team in a 31-14 defeat against Missouri. “This is nothing new to me,” Luke said. “You just have to stay in it mentally and trust when you get a chance you’ll make the best of it. I didn’t want people’s last memories of me to be the Oklahoma game. I’m glad it won’t be now.” — Edited by Patrick Ross

Yards TD 257 257 TD 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

12a Webb said that kicking a game winner was something that he has waited for, for a long time. “That’s what I dream about every night,” he said. “I finally got to do it. It felt really good to get it done. We get to a bowl game. I am excited about that.” Considering the circumstances of a bowl game on the line, one would think Webb would have been nervous before he lined up to kick the winner. After all, Iowa State had just used its only time out of overtime to try and make him think about the kick. “I just try to calm myself down the whole time,” Webb said. “I just tried to stay focused and get the job done and I think I did it today.” Kansas football coach Mark Mangino wasn’t worried about Webb kicking the field goal. He was worried about another problem. “I was more worried about the snap and the hold. I knew that Webby was going to kick it through,” Mangino said.

There were no problems with the snap or the hold on this Webb attempt but the extra point try that tied the game near the end of regulation was a little interesting. The snap was low and the ball appeared to hit the ground, but holder Jonathan Lamb got the ball up and Webb was able to tie the game. “The extra point was a little nerve racking,” Webb said. Webb has been nearly flawless this season, missing just two field goals all year, but Saturday’s contest was a career game for him. Not only did he hit the game-winner but he also booted a career long 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. For the game Webb was 3-3 on field goal tries. Webb was aided by a strong 13 mile per hour wind at his back for each of his field goal tries. “Scott is a young guy that has really, really put hours into his kicking,” Mangino said. “He has worked hard in the weight room, you can see how much stronger he is. He is a confident guy.” — Edited by Patrick Ross

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Kansas sophomore wide receiver Marcus Henry runs for 35 yards, putting Kansas 15 yards from the end zone where freshman wide receiver Dexton Fields caught a pass from senior quarterback Brian Luke in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against Iowa State at Memorial Stadium. The touchdown helped Kansas tie the score and take the game into overtime where Kansas won 24-21.

North, South divisions come out winners
Editor’s Note: The Kansan Big 12 Power Rankings are voted on by Ryan Colaianni and Daniel Berk, Kansas football writers, as well as Kellis Robinett, sports editor, and Eric Sorrentino, associate sports editor. Both the Big 12 North and South divisions were winners last week. With Kansas defeating Iowa State 24-21 on Saturday, five of six North teams are now bowl-eligible. The South had only three teams finish the regular season with six or more victories, but the three that did sit atop this week’s poll. Texas finished off the regular season where it started — in first. After holding on to win at Texas A&M on Saturday, the Longhorns moved to 11-0 and will face Colorado in the Big 12 Conference Championship game. The Buffaloes, who the Nebraska Cornhuskers destroyed last weekend, gave away the North title but got it back with Iowa State’s loss the next day Nebraska gained considerable ground in this week’s poll with its impressive play at Colorado. After losing to the Jayhawks, one voter ranked the Cornhuskers last. Now that Nebraska is bowl eligible, however, and on a two-game winning streak, at fourth it is the highest-ranked North team. Kansas moved up to sixth, while Iowa State fell to seventh. Kansas State stayed near the bottom of the rankings despite winning its last game against Missouri. But with Oklahoma State finishing the year with losses to Baylor and Oklahoma, and only one conference victory, the Cowboys finished the year in last place. — Edited by Jonathan Kealing
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4. Nebraska

5. Colorado

6. Kansas

7. Iowa State

8. Missouri

9. Texas A&M

10. Baylor

11. Kansas State

12. Oklahoma State

Kicker wins it for Kansas in Overtime
Saturday’s attendance was 42,826, making the season home attendance average 43,675. hat average was a T school record for a season, beating the 42,161 that was set in five games in 1969. Junior wide receiver Charles Gordon saw time at cornerback for the first time in more than a month. He replaced senior heo T Baines. Gordon would leave the game in the third quarter with an apparent shoulder injury. Gordon returned in overtime but was seen after the game wearing a sling. Saturday’s game marked the final home game for 20 seniors on the Kansas squad. Reid had 12 tackles, which gives him 410 tackles for his career. Reid is now just one of 10 players who has had more than 400 tackles in the history of the Big 12 Conference. Kansas finished the regular season giving up just 88.1 yards rushing per game. hat easily T broke the school record of 109.2, which was set in 1948. Dexton Fields’ touchdown

Kansas sophomore kicker Scott Webb kicks the game-winning field goal to win the game in overtime at Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the Jayhawks.

1a “I think more than anything, the win itself, the game, the circumstances are great, I think the way that we won today is really important to our kids,” Mangino said. “It tells where we are going with this program.” It appeared that Kansas’ bowl hopes were going to be dashed late in the fourth quarter with the Jayhawks trailing 21-14 with less than two minutes remaining. But Luke orchestrated a four-play drive that resulted in a touchdown to tie the game and force overtime. Luke hit two virtually unknown receivers on the drive for key plays. First was a 35-yard completion to sophomore Marcus Henry. Henry broke multiple tackles to extend the run and put the Jayhawks at the Cyclones’ 15-yard line. On the next play, Luke connected with freshman Dexton Fields for a 15-yard touchdown to tie the game at 21. Luke finished 9-for-12 for 82 yards with one passing and one rushing touchdown. After trailing 14-3, Kansas rattled off 12 unanswered points to tie the game at 14 in

the fourth quarter. Luke rushed three times on that drive, including the game-tying one-yard touchdown run on fourth down. Luke’s run was originally ruled down before the end zone but Mangino called time out after the run, which enabled the replay official to review the call. Luke then hit sophomore tight end Derek Fine on the two-point conversion attempt to tie the game at 14. Iowa State held the ball first in overtime but kicker Bret Culbertson missed a 41-yard field goal, setting the stage for Webb’s game winner. Iowa State dominated Kansas during the first half and the Jayhawks were lucky not to be down by more than the 14-3 deficit they faced at halftime. Swanson threw three interceptions in the first half, including one late in the second quarter while Kansas was deep in Iowa State territory. Swanson’s picks did not turn into Iowa State points, though. “We kept our poise today,” Mangino said. “Nobody panicked and just kept doing what we do best.” — Edited by Patrick Ross

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Derek Fine, sophomore tight end, celebrates his 25-yard run to the Iowa State 10-yard line as he is congratulated by two freshman offensive linemen, Cesar Rodriguez, left, and Ryan Cantrell during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game at Memorial Stadium. During the play, senior quarterback Jason Swanson was injured by the Cyclone defense and was replaced by senior Brian Luke.

Kansas 3, Iowa State 0

Scoring summary

Kansas 14, Iowa State 14

1st quarter 05:04 KU — Scott Webb 48 yard field goal 14 plays, 56 yards, Time 5:48

Kansas 3, Iowa State 7

4th quarter 11:28 KU — Brian Luke 1 yard run (Derek Fine pass from Luke, for 2 point conversion) 7 plays, 56 yards, Time 3:14

1st quarter 00:44 ISU — Jon Davis 4 yard pass from Bret Meyer 9 plays, 80 yards, Time 4:20

Kansas 14, Iowa State 21

Kansas 3, Iowa State 14

4th quarter 08:41 ISU — Ryan Kock 1 yard run 9 plays, 87 yards, Time 2:42

2nd quarter 10:10 ISU — Todd Blythe 27 yard pass from Meyer 9 plays, 59 yards, Time 4:04

Kansas 21, Iowa State 21

Kansas 6, Iowa State 14

4th quarter 01:05 KU — Dexton Fields 15 yard pass from Luke 4 plays, 58 yards, Time 0:44

3rd quarter 05:58 KU — Scott Webb 33 yard field goal 11 plays, 64 yards, Time 3:56

Kansas 24, Iowa State 21

Extra Points:

reception in the fourth quarter was his first career catch.The victory was Kansas’ first in overtime since a victory over exas T Tech in 2001.

putting Iowa State up 7-3. Meyer hit Blythe on a 27-yard touchdown to put Iowa State up 14-3. Kansas was driving in Iowa State territory when Matt Robertson intercepted Swanson at the Iowa State 44-yard line. Iowa State went three-and-out and the punt was blocked by Ronnie Amadi giving Kansas the ball at the Iowa State 30.

season game of the year.


OT 15:00 KU — Scott Webb 34 yard field goal 4 plays, 8 yards, Time 0:00

Key Plays:

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Kansas senior quarterback Jason Swanson holds out the ball for a hand off to junior running back Jon Cornish during the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Iowa State at Memorial Stadium. Cornish was taken down at the Kansas 30-yard line by the Cyclone defense without gaining any yards. After Swanson was injured and replaced by senior Brian Luke in the fourth quarter, the Jayhawks came back to defeat Iowa State 24-21 in overtime.

Iowa State quarterback Bret Meyer hit odd Blythe on the T right sideline for what was originally ruled a touchdown and would have put Iowa State up 21-3. he play was overturned T and Iowa State was forced to punt. With the ball on the 1-yard line, Mangino elected to go for it on fourth down. Senior quarterback Brian Luke attempted a quarterback sneak, but it was ruled that Luke was stopped short. Officials reviewed the play, giving Kansas the touchdown. Kansas went for two and Luke found tight end Derek Fine for the conversion, tying the score at 14. On second and eight, wide receiver Austin Flynn burned cornerback heo Baines for a 42T yard completion. hat pass led T to a four-yard touchdown pass from Meyer to Jon Davis, who was also covered by Baines,

“If they had asked me in the beginning I would have said it was a touchdown. I am not biased, am I? I am glad that it was reviewed. It cost me a timeout but it was a well-in” vested timeout, Mangino said after being asked about Brian Luke’s touchdown run that was reviewed. “That’s what I dream about every night. I finally got to do it. It felt really good to get it done, Scott Webb said about ” his game-winning field goal. “I am going to have to say that this is the best victory since I have been here. It is just a lot of fun to see those guys up there and everybody working to the end, Banks Floodman ” said about where this win ranks. “We are moving in the right direction. We are knocking down barriers nearly every year, ” Mangino said of the improvements the program has made since he arrived in 2002. — Edited by Patrick Ross
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Sophomore kicker Scott Webb and Fields both offered a glimpse at the future. Fields was one of the only people in Memorial Stadium not surprised when he was sent into the game in its final minutes. “Before the game, I had a vision that I was going to make a big touchdown,” he said. “I thought it was going to be like the game-winning touchdown on the last drive.” Fields doesn’t get caught up in the pregame hype, instead he

relaxes and sings songs to keep himself calm and focused. “I’m a laid-back type of person,” he said. That quality will help him carry on a tradition started by players like Reid, Banks Floodman and Kevin Kane, who were parading around Memorial Stadium as the “three amigos,” complete with sombreros provided by Kane’s grandmother. The message to fans was loud and clear: watching football at Memorial Stadium is fun again. F Phillips is a Wichita junior in journalism.

Key Stats: 9-12 — Passing accuracy for senior Brian Luke who replaced Jason Swanson in the 4th quarter.
48 — Career long field goal for sophomore kicker Scott Webb in the first quarter. 12 — ackles for senior linebackT er Nick Reid in his final game at Memorial Stadium. 9 — Different receivers that caught passes for the Jayhawks on Saturday. 2 — ears in a row that Iowa Y State has lost a chance to play in the Big 12 championship game in overtime of their final regular

Senior cornerback Ronnie Amadi and freshman safety James Holt fall on the ball after Amadi blocked a punt in the second quarter. The Jayhawks were unable to convert the turnover into points.

12a “I think being down and knowing it could be the last quarter of your life, if that didn’t motivate you then you don’t need to be playing this game,” he said. The Jayhawks will be invited to a bowl game, their second in three years. For a senior class that entered a program by going 3-8 (1-7 Big 12 Conference) in 2001 and 2-10 (0-8) in 2002, the victory was especially gratifying, Kane said. “We have worked so hard.” Kane said. “To come into a program that was struggling and now to get respect around the country is really special.” Mangino said the way the Jayhawks won, rallying back to win in overtime, was fitting for this senior class. “These kids never gave up,” Mangino said. “They never gave up on our program. I am really proud of this senior class and that these 20 guys get to play another game. They deserve it, they have earned it.” — Edited by Jonathan Kealing

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Crowe has no hang-ups about phone incident
CANBERRA, Australia — Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe can now laugh about throwing a telephone at a New York hotel concierge. Hosting the Australian Film Industry Awards in Melbourne on Saturday night, the actor walked on stage carrying an old-fashioned telephone. “If there are any problems and you do get up here and go on too long, Crowe warned nominees ” in the audience before indicating the phone, “then ‘hello’ to my little friend. ” The 41-year-old actor pleaded guilty earlier this month to third-degree assault, admitting that he threw a phone that hit a concierge in June. He had to pay a $160 court charge and was sentenced to conditional discharge, which means he must not get arrested for one year.
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Madonna wants to step behind the camera
LONDON — Madonna says she would like to follow the lead of her husband, filmmaker Guy Ritchie, and direct a movie of her own.The pop singer will appear in a documentary about her life, “I’m GoingToTellYou A Secret, ” which will air Dec. 1 on Britain’s Channel 4 television. “I would love to direct a film. I felt very inspired by making this movie, and I learned a lot about filmmaking and storytelling. I would like to do it on my own next time, ” she said in an interview broadcast Sunday with Channel 4.
— The Associated Press
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t horoscopes The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Nov. 28, 2005: You need to be ready for some strong reactions this year. You discover that the status quo often blows up in your face. Your strengths are your inner resolve and your method of processing. Don’t hesitate to pull back and think through a situation, no matter when. Learn to use the unexpected to see what works and what doesn’t work in your life. If you are single, be cautious about anyone new entering your life. Someone might be emotionally unavailable. In about 10 months, someone quite special could enter your life. If you are attached, your relationship will go through a change. You will like your transformed bond much better. SCORPIO understands you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH You might get a startling insight that is a bit uncomfortable. One-on-one relating draws a new perspective. Read between the lines. Get more information. Be willing to seek out new insights. Tonight: Discuss a problem. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH A friend could go turncoat on you when you least expect it. What is going on here? You might have revealed more information than this person can handle. Be willing to let go. Another’s judgment might not be complete. Tonight: Say less; listen more. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You need to pace yourself and work less from nervous energy. Everyone gets uptight sometimes. Why should you be any different? What happens could startle you, but at the same time, it might be quite exciting. Tonight: Easy does it. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Though you have a creative alternative, others might not be able to go along with it for lack of understanding or openness. This situation provides a challenge. Think of better, more effective ways of communicating. Tonight: Work on getting your message across. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Something a child or loved one shares with you could jolt you. Sometimes getting too comfortable and sharing a lot could cause a problem. You are coming from an anchored point of view, even if you feel a bit shaky. Tonight: Happy at home. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You could be juggling far too much, and what happens or the situation that develops will demonstrate this issue. Keep the lines of communication open. You might want to understand more of where someone is coming from. Tonight: Make inquiries discreetly. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HH A financial matter might not turn out the way you would like it to. A misunderstanding could be at the base of the problem. You also might not be as adaptable as you need to be. Consider being more flexible. Tonight: Be honest about your vulnerabilities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Your personality helps settle a problem that could develop out of the blue. Avoid risking or trying anything new; events might not happen the way you would like them to. Play it conservatively. Tonight: As you wish. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HH Much might be revealed right now. What you are saying and doing might not conform to the authentic you. A shake-up could occur on a familial or security level. Tonight: Be willing to admit when you are wrong. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Aim for what you want, but be ready to focus your energy in another direction if need be. Listen carefully to a friend who tries very hard to pitch in. As a team, you’ll be unbeatable. Choose your words with care. Tonight: Let off some steam. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Someone you counted on could be very depressing. Visualize more of what you want. Use care with spending; though, should you feel lucky, buy a lottery ticket. Listen to news that heads in your direction. Tonight: Up late. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You have a way of jolting authority figures. What is going on might be a direct reflection of what happens with you, your attitude or just who you are. Detach from the immediate scene and be willing to look at yourself. Tonight: Do needed research.




Chiefs prevail, Patriots fail

Johnson, who had a franchise record 211
yards rushing against Houston the previous week, has 462 yards in three games since three-time Pro Bowler Holmes went on injured reserve.
Tynes, who tied an NFL record with four 3-pointers in one period. Johnson, running behind an offensive line bolstered by the return of Pro Bowl left tackle Willie Roaf, pounded New England (6-5) inside and out, displaying a Holmes-like patience behind his blockers that was missing his first two years. Johnson, who had a franchiserecord 211 yards rushing against Houston the previous week, has 462 yards in three games since three-time Pro Bowler Holmes went on injured reserve. His four straight 100-yard games are one short of Holmes’ team record. He had a 1-yard TD plunge in the first quarter and also caught five passes for 53 yards, including a 30-yard gain on a screen pass. Brady overthrew several receivers in the first half and was 22-for-40 for 248 yards. The Chiefs scored on five of their first six possessions, including Tynes’ 12 points in the second period. He hit from 25, 30, 33 and 47 yards in the quarter. New England coach Bill Belichick, who missed two days of practice attending to family business and funeral services for his father, Steve, watched his two-time defending Super Bowl champions dominated in almost every phase while falling behind 26-3 4 1/2 minutes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Larry Johnson keeps proving he’s capable of replacing Priest Holmes. The moody, third-year running back who earlier this season complained about a lack of playing time, tore through New England’s injury-tattered defense for 119 yards and a touchdown Sunday. Kansas City also intercepted four of Tom Brady’s passes in a 26-16 victory over the Patriots. Free safety Greg Wesley intercepted three passes by Brady, who had only six picks coming into the game; three of Sunday’s interceptions were on deflections. Sammy Knight grabbed the fourth when the ball bounced off Tim Dwight’s hands, stopping the Patriots in the final period when they had some momentum after drawing within 10 points. Two of Wesley’s interceptions set up field goals by Lawrence

into the third quarter. It was the fourth time this year the Patriots were held to three points or fewer in the first half. Dante Hall got behind rookie cornerback Ellis Hobbs, one of several reserves the injuryweakened Patriots had pressed into service, and hauled in Trent Green’s 52-yard pass for a 26-3 lead. After Brady connected with Daniel Graham and Dwight for long gainers on consecutive throws, Patrick Pass scored on a 1-yard run to make it 26-10 late in the third. Then Johnson made just about his only mistake of the day and fumbled, with Ty Warren recovering on the KC 21. Nine plays later, Brady hit Christian Fauria in the back of the end zone with a 1-yard toss. The 2-point conversion pass failed. The Chiefs scored on all five of their first-half possessions, getting a touchdown on Johnson’s 1-yard run and then Tynes’ field goals.


Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson is tackled by New England Patriots safety Eugene Wilson during the second quarter Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City won the game, 26-16.



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t Men’s basketball

Self: Maui an ‘educational’ trip
By MirAndA Lenning

Freshmen show improvement in third game

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 73, South Carolina 64, Florida St. 24, UCF 20, Boise St. 15, Nevada 13, California 10, Nebraska 8, Northwestern 8, Colorado 7, Minnesota 6, Toledo 6, Iowa St. 4, UTEP 2.

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THURSDAY Men’s Basketball vs. Nevada Allen Fieldhouse 8 p.m. FRIDAY Women’s Volleyball NCAA Tournament vs. UCLA Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Women’s Swimming vs. Harvard and Northeastern Cambridge, Mass., 6 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Birmingham-Southern Allen Fieldhouse 6 p.m.

Despite going 1-2 in the EA Sports Maui Invitational tournament, Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said his young Jayhawks learned a great deal during their five-day trip to Maui, Hawaii. Kansas played three games in three days. The team fell to No. 9 Arizona on Nov. 21 and then to unranked Arkansas the next day. Kansas then put a 102-54 victory against its third opponent, Chaminade. “This was not a great trip basketball-wise,” Self said. “But it was good from an educational standpoint.” The Jayhawks learned that forward Brandon Rush was the most comfortable of the four freshman. Rush scored 11, 20 and 17 points respectively in the three games. Freshman point guard Mario Chalmers showed flashes of his potential, shooting consistently from the perimeter, pushing the ball up the court in transition and finding the open man. Chalmers went 3-of-6 from behind the arc against Arkansas, but he turned the ball over seven times against Arizona. Forwards Sasha Kaun and C.J. Giles proved that they could both put up big numbers if they stayed out of foul trouble. Giles scored 21 points against Chaminade, while Kaun had

hawks learned that forward Brandon Rush was the most comfortable of the four Rush freshman. Rush scored 11, 20 and 17 points respectively in the three games.
foot range, it will be better for us.” Although they might be disappointed about the outcome of the tournament, Self said his team had no reason to hang its head. He said it gave the Jayhawks an accurate perception of how good they really were. “We could have gone to a different tournament, gone 2-1 and think our team is better,” Self said. “We definitely hurt our preseason ranking ... People make a big deal about it hurting our record. We knew there was a chance of that when we came here.” Self said he and his coaching staff would have to be patient with the young Jayhawks. The Maui tournament was just one step in the learning curve for Kansas. “I wish this tournament would have gone different for us personally,” Self said. “We’ll learn from it and get better. It was a fun tournament, first class, well-run, the people here were tremendous.” — Edited by Katie Lohrenz

The Jay-


Kansas center Sasha Kaun, center, splits the defense of Chaminade’s Chris Nelson, right, and Marko Kolaric as he scores in the second half in a consolation game for seventh place at the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Wednesday. 12 points against Arizona. Freshman forward Julian Wright also showed improvement. He made big plays in transition and came off the bench to give the Jayhawks a spark against Arkansas. “Julian will get more confident,” Self said. “When he does and starts shooting off the block in the 10-14

t nFl

Texans can’t stop Rams’ rally, third-string rookie quarterback
The AssociATed Press side kick on the ensuing kickoff. Torry Holt caught a 19-yard pass that set up Jeff Wilkins’ 47-yard field goal that tied the game at 27 with four seconds left. The Rams recovered from a horrible first half, with just 117 yards and six first downs, to gain 312 yards and 16 first downs in the second half. Fitzpatrick, a seventh-round draft pick, proved an able replacement in his first NFL action after backup Jamie Martin left late in the first quarter with a blow to the head. He was 19of-30 for 310 yards and three touchdowns, despite being sacked five times. The Rams entered the game without starter Marc Bulger, who is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Houston (1-10) piled up 24 first half points but fell apart in the second half, only adding a field goal the rest of the game. Carr threw for a season-high 293 yards and three first half touchdowns, but couldn’t find the end zone after that. Andre Johnson had 159 yards, also a season-high, and a touchdown. It was his first 100 yard game and first touchdown catch of the season. Carr hadn’t thrown more than one touchdown pass in a game in almost a year. So when he threw his third of the first half, a 10-yarder to Corey Bradford just before halftime, he was so jubilant that he chased Bradford down and wrapped him up before playfully tackling him in the end zone. That jubilation was shortlived however as the Texans found a new way to lose this week, squandering their biggest lead of the season on Sunday. Early in the game Carr had his way with a secondary that was

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have sunk so low that St. Louis Rams rookie third-string quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick looked like a star against them. In the first NFL action of his career, Fitzpatrick threw a 56yard touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis in overtime to cap an improbable comeback and give the Rams a 33-27 win over Houston. Houston got the ball first in overtime but had to punt it away when David Carr was sacked on third down. St. Louis (5-6) rallied from a 21-point halftime deficit and scored 10 points in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter to force overtime. Isaac Bruce scored on a 43yard pass with 26 seconds left and the Rams recovered an on-


St. Louis Rams quarterback Jamie Martin is injured as he is sacked by Houston Texans linebacker DaShon Polk during the first quarter at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Sunday. Martin did not return after the play. The Rams won 33-27 in overtime. missing both its starting cornerbacks and its strong safety. Fitzpatrick’s performance is even more impressive considering that the Rams played the entire second half without Pro Bowl left tackle Orlando Pace, who left the game in the second quarter with a hamstring injury. Holt scored on a 19-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and Steven Jackson got the Rams within seven points on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth. Jackson finished with 25 carries for 110 yards, improving the Rams’ record when having a 100-yard rusher to 38-0 since moving to St. Louis in 1995. Holt finished with 10 receptions for 130 yards and Bruce had four receptions for 94 yards.

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Guard returns, leads to victory
Senior scores 18 in first game since suspension
By Michael PhilliPs
Kansan sportswriter

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Senior guard Erica Hallman drives past Northeastern freshman guard Ashlee Feldman for a layup that would put the Jayhawks up by five points with 21.5 seconds left in the game. In her first game back from a suspension, Hallman scored 18 points, including making two free throws in the final 10 seconds that clinched the Jayhawks’ 70-65 victory.

On this holiday weekend, Bonnie Henrickson was thankful for Erica Hallman. Hallman, senior guard, returned from a two-game suspension with 18 points, leading Kansas to a 70-65 victory against Northeastern. Henrickson suspended Hallman for failing to meet team academic standards. She rejoined the team during practice on Thanksgiving day. “It was pretty easy to get back into the groove of things,” Hallman said. “When I was out I still did individual work.” Hallman and the guards carried the load after forwards Taylor McIntosh, freshman, and Crystal Kemp, senior, got into early foul trouble. The team finished with 23 fouls allowing Northeastern 24 points from the line. “We start playing and then, boom, it’s a foul,” freshman guard

Ivana Catic said. “Without Crystal, it was obvious the guards were supposed to step up.” Kemp still managed to accumulate 15 points in her 18 minutes of action. Catic read Kemp’s stat line, then paused and looked for confirmation that the senior could score so many points in so little time. “They just struggled to guard her one-on-one,” Henrickson said. “They guarded her well when she was sitting next to me.” Kansas started the game shooting 4-of-15 from the floor, but was able to keep the game close when Northeastern had its own problems getting shots to fall. Taking the bulk of those shots for Northeastern was senior guard Marlene Zwarich, who had her own, large cheering section. Zwarich is originally from Merriam. Zwarich struggled with an 8of-24 shooting performance, but never lost the confidence of the coach, who kept her in for 37 of

the game’s 40 minutes. Northeastern had the game’s two highest scorers. Zwarich had 19 and sophomore guard Shaleyse Smallwood had 22. Standing just 5-foot-5, Smallwood seemed to have as many points as inches. “Our foul trouble led to their offense,” Henrickson said. “That’s how they scored.” After the Jayhawks went on a 6-0 run to take the lead in the second half, they picked up their seventh foul of the half, sending Northeastern to the free-throw line on all subsequent fouls. The game swung back and forth over the next few minutes, an accomplishment for the Jayhawks because they were playing without Kemp. Henrickson decided she would put Kemp back in with six minutes to play. “I was never going to let it get ugly,” Henrickson said. “I tried to buy as much time as possible.” After Kemp re-entered, the team took a 66-63 lead with a minute remaining. Hallman

ortheastern had the game’s two highest scorers. Zwarich had 19 and sophomore guard Shaleyse Smallwood had 22.
drove into the lane, faked a pass to the outside and made an uncontested layup, giving the team a five-point lead. Northeastern countered with an apparent three-point shot with seven seconds remaining. Officials consulted video replay though, and ruled the basket was worth only two points. Hallman was fouled on the inbound pass and made her free throws to put the game out of reach. Henrickson said the team was happy to have Hallman back, and hoped she would continue to make her academics a priority. “I’ve just got to take care of business in the classroom as well as on the floor,” Hallman said. — Edited by Jonathan Kealing


Bench players claim Sunday’s spotlight
By Ryan schneideR
Kansan staff writer

After two games of relative anonymity, the Kansas women’s basketball bench players finally made a name for themselves. Through the first two games of the season the Jayhawk reserves averaged only 11 points. With starters in foul trouble early in the first half Sunday against Northeastern, bench scoring became a necessity for maintaining the Kansas women’s basketball team’s unblemished record. Led by senior guard Erica Hallman’s 18-points in her return from a two-game suspension, the bench players scored

oyd finished the first half missing all four shots. Boyd’s first two shots were quickly blocked. She settled down and scored four points in the second half.
33 points in the victory against Northeastern. “Those kids need to come in and give us what they’re capable of,” Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson said. Kansas’ bench players were forced into action early with starting forwards, senior Crystal Kemp and sophomore Taylor McIntosh, each picking up two fouls less in the first six minutes of the game. The two forwards played a combined 14 minutes in the first half. Forwards Marija Zinic and Jamie Boyd came in and provided important minutes for a team with its best player, Kemp, on the bench for most of the game. Zinic scored the team’s only points in the paint in the last nine minutes of the game, scoring four points off two-of-five shooting. Boyd finished the first half missing all four shots. Boyd’s


first two shots were quickly blocked. She settled down and scored four points in the second half. Despite being without two of its starters, strong bench play kept the team in the game. Hallman and Zinic led a 14-10 run to end the half and narrowed the Northeastern lead to one by halftime. Boyd said the fouls — a season-high 23, with 15 from starters and eight from bench players — made it difficult for the team to get into a rhythm. “You’d get built up and then there was a foul and it was a downer and we struggled with energy today,” Boyd said. — Edited by Katie Lohrenz
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Sophomore forward Jamie Boyd shoots over Northeastern freshman forward Joanna Ausmann and junior guard Jody Burrows early in the first half. Boyd scored four points and logged significant minutes after Crystal Kemp and Taylor McIntosh were plagued with foul trouble. Kansas defeated Northeastern 70-65 Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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wall all year in a tough conference it pays off,” Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard said. “We were a little surprised, because we thought it was doubtful.” The team gathered with its coaches, trainer and managers at assistant coach Jill Jones Stucky’s house to watch as team selections were announced. The Jayhawks finished eighth in the Big 12 standings. Seven teams from the Big 12 made it into the tournament, the most of any conference. Iowa State was unexpectedly left out despite defeating Kansas twice and finishing ahead of Kansas in the standings. Kansas has the second worst record of any team in the tournament. Only Loyola, at 13-17, was worse. Loyola, in Chicago, was an automatic bid out of the Horizon League. Because the Jayhawks were one of the last teams to get in, they will face the highly ranked Bruins, who are the No. 16 national seed after finishing the season 18-10, including a 10-8 record in the Pac 10 Conference. Sophomore opposite hitter Emily Brown, who stepped into the setter role against Missouri and Iowa State last week, said she wasn’t surprised that her team made the tournament despite its lackluster record. “I kind of had a feeling we would make it,” Brown said. “It was a very good feeling to see us up there on the first bracket, because last year we didn’t get in until the last one.” With the way things went last week, Sunday’s news was a significant change of pace. Kansas lost to Missouri and Iowa State, appearing to end all hopes of advancing to the postseason. After the match against Missouri, Bechard said there still might be a chance for Kansas to sneak into the tournament. “If we win Saturday, we move into a tie for seventh and eliminate Iowa State,” Bechard said. “As crazy as it sounds, we still might have a chance to get in.” Kansas didn’t win Saturday, due in large part to a determined Iowa State team with its sights set on the tournament as well. But the tournament selection committee had a different idea, electing to give Kansas the opportunity to play for a national title. — Edited by Jonathan Kealing

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Surprise! Tournament taps Kansas
By Matt Wilson
Even though it lost the last three games of the season; even though it lost eight games in a row down the stretch; even though it finished with barely a winning record, the Kansas volleyball team is bound for Los Angeles and a berth in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Jayhawks, who finished the regular season 15-14 overall and 7-13 in the Big 12 Conference, will face the UCLA Bruins in Los Angeles on Friday at 10 p.m. CST. For the Jayhawks, who envisioned a different season when it began in August, their selection was a welcome surprise. “I guess it shows you that if you beat your head against the

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Kansas seniors, Josi Lima, middle blocker, left, and Andi Rozum, setter, tip the ball over the net during the first of four games against Missouri on Wednesday, senior night, in the Horejsi Family Athletic Center.

t Football: 24-21 (ot)

It’s good: Postseason in sight
QB finds redemption; seniors pass baton to younger players
By Miranda lenning

Saturday’s victory especially rewarding for 20 senior players

Kevin Kane, Nick Reid and Banks Floodman each left Saturday’s game with a new sombrero. The hat was a gift from Kane’s grandmother, Virginia Kane, who calls the trio of starting senior linebackers the “three amigos.” The trio was in such good spirits after the Jayhawks bowl-qualifying, 24-21 victory against Iowa State on Saturday, all three wore the sombreros during their postgame interviews. Kane popped up on the 10 p.m. news sporting his sombrero and a big smile. “This was such a huge win for us,” Kane said. “To be 5-5 going into the game and playing against a pretty good Iowa State team who was fighting for the Big 12 North title, it’s a big deal for us.” The triumph was particularly important for the 20 Kansas seniors who were recognized before the game during the Senior Day festivities. Instead of ending their careers with a loss at Memorial Stadium, the seniors extended their season by qualifying for a bowl game. “I would have to say that this is the best win that we have had since I have been here,” Floodman said. The victory didn’t come easily for the Jayhawks. After they tied the game at eeing some of 14 with less than the guys on the side- 12 minutes left in line and knowing the game, the Cyclones marched that it could be the down the field last game you play and scored to take with them is a tough a 21-14 lead. With the Jaypill to swallow.” hawks’ bowl hopes near ruins, Banks Floodman Kane and FloodSenior linebacker man both said they saw their Kansas careers flash before their eyes. “Seeing some of the guys on the sideline and knowing that it could be the last game you play with them is a tough pill to swallow,” Floodman said. Kansas failed to score on its next possession, but the Jayhawk defense came up with a key stop to take the ball back with just less than two minutes remaining. Three plays later, back-up quarterback Brian Luke threaded a pass for the game-tying touchdown. Kansas coach Mark Mangino said the seniors’ play in the final possessions of the game was instrumental in the Jayhawks’ comeback. “I think in the fourth quarter, those kids reached back for a little something extra,” he said. Floodman echoed the thoughts of his coach and challenged anyone who would feel differently.

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Kansas sophomore kicker Scott Webb celebrates after kicking the game-winning field goal in overtime to defeat Iowa State 24-21 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Kansas is bowl eligible for the second time in three years.

Kicker boots Kansas into bowl game
By ryan colaianni

As Scott Webb set up his potential game-winning field goal, Kevin Kane couldn’t watch. Kane, a senior linebacker, wanted to wait for the crowd to tell him if Webb’s 34-yard field goal attempt was good. Kane heard the crowd and knew what that meant, a victory and bowl game for the Kansas Jayhawks. “As soon as I heard the crowd scream I

went running on the field and it was just a great feeling,” Kane said. Kane joined his teammates mobbing Webb, sophomore kicker, near midfield after he kicked the winner in overtime. “That is the best feeling in the world right there,” Webb said. “It’s unbelievable. Having everyone coming out of the stands and having your teammates celebrating with you. That’s one of the best feelings and that is why people play sports, to have feelings like that.”

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The video montage was set to “I Believe I Can Fly,” but the soundtrack of Saturday’s game would more accurately have included “The Circle of Life.” Freshman receiver Dexton Fields officially accepted the baton for the freshman class when he caught a touchdown pass that will be remembered as his first and senior quarterback Brian Luke’s last in Memorial Stadium. The overtime victory was a fitting finish for a group of seniors who have not only brought good football back to Kansas but reintroduced fun football as well. Iowa State’s game plan involved little risk — a turnover is a rare occurrence in coach Dan McCarney’s system, with little more than one per game this season. The Jayhawks went the other way, winning the game with big plays and lots of emotion. “Just to go out like this, at home on senior day, is pretty cool,” senior linebacker Nick Reid said. It wasn’t just the defense making big plays, either. The once forgotten seniors on offense and special teams were equally responsible for making the team bowl-eligible. With Iowa State up 14-3 early, senior cornerback Ronnie Amadi had a key punt block that kept the score manageable for the offense. The last time Amadi was noticed in a game was after being burned for a touchdown pass in Kansas’ loss to Oklahoma. Now he will be remembered for a big play in a bigger game. Luke, the quarterback who took heat for failing to win against a beatable Kansas State team, earned his redemption, too. Even the harshest critics would have trouble finding fault with his 9-of-12 performance Saturday against an Iowa State team that at times looked unbeatable. “I think in his own way, he got a little redemption,” Mark Mangino said, praising the senior’s work ethic even after being benched. Mangino and the Athletics Department got a little redemption of their own, too. Luke’s fourth-down run from the goal line was initially ruled short, but was overturned on a replay. That replay was assisted by the camera angles available from the national television crew covering the game, which was initially scheduled to be played a week earlier, untelevised. Pushing the game back did not hurt attendance either, as more than 42,000 fans packed Memorial Stadium and didn’t leave until after the winning kick. As the seniors reach the end of their college careers, they turn the program over to Mangino’s younger players with the expectation of similar success in the years ahead.


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