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Both Kansas basketball
teams return to action
on the road.The men
are in Lincoln, Neb., the
women are in Norman,
Okla., so check out the
breakdown of tonight’s
games in Sports. PaGe 8B
Saul reads poetry, gives advice to students
Williams, poet and “Slam” star, read poetry to a
packed auditorium Tuesday night. Williams says
the country is in a “state of emergency.” PaGe 3a
Coaches poll gives Jayhawks ‘no respect.’
Columnist Matt Wilson says the team deserved
a place in the Top 25 rankings. After an outstand-
ing performance against Oklahoma, some credit
should be due. PaGe 1B
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Wednesday, february 8, 2006
VOL. 116 issue 90 www.kAnsAn.cOm
The sTudenT vOice since 1904
By Fred A. dAvis iii
Kansan staff writer
The Kansas House of Rep-
resentatives added a surprise
anti-abortion amendment
to a bill heavily endorsed by
the University of Kansas on
Tuesday. Intended to focus
on changing who purchases
health insurance plans for
college students, the bill now
carries the weight of whether
state dollars should pay for
The amendment was intro-
duced by Rep. Richard Kelsey
(R-Goddard), who thinks that
state dollars shouldn’t pay for
abortions. With the amend-
ment, the bill would not al-
low students’ insurance to
cover the cost of an abortion.
Introduced Jan. 11, the bill
would provide the six Board
of Regents’ schools with bet-
ter health insurance coverage
for students, graduate teach-
ing assistants and graduate
research assistants. The Re-
gents would assume purchas-
ing power of health insurance
plans for the different schools
— allowing each university to
choose an insurance program
that fits its specific needs.
Rep. Annie Kuether (D-To-
peka) said the bill would have
passed easily in the House
had the anti-abortion amend-
ment not been added. The
amendment to the bill passed
Tuesday, 72 to 50.
Representatives will vote on
the bill — HB 2593 — today.
— Edited by Janiece Gatson
By Anne Weltmer
Kansan staff writer
The tiny seafoam-green
building with chipping paint
and no electricity behind An-
derson Rentals on Sixth and
Michigan streets doesn’t look
like much, but it was an im-
portant hangout for many
talented University of Kansas
African-American athletes,
starting in the 1950s.
Though he died seven years
ago, Waldo “Bud” Monroe and
his famous little barbershop,
Bud’s Barbershop, live on in
the memories of many former
athletes, coaches, and faculty
at the University of Kansas.
“He was extremely impor-
tant to a country boy like me
coming in from Wichita,” said
Curtis McClinton, former KU
football player and Kansas
City Chiefs Hall of Famer.
“He offered a home and a
family and a place to relax.”
Bud’s Barber Shop was the
hangout and one of the only
hair cuts available to Afri-
can-American athletes at the
University. Bud’s was filled
from floor to ceiling with au-
tographed pictures of his fa-
mous customers and friends,
including Wilt Chamberlain,
Curtis McClinton, and many
Crimson Girls, even though
he only cut men’s hair. Cham-
berlain’s picture is now in
storage, but the rest of them
remain lining the walls floor
to ceiling.
“His barbershop was an in-
stitution and monument to all
the actors at the University
of Kansas,” McClinton said.
Bud was an admirer of all his
clients and athletes, he said.
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By nicole Kelley
Kansan staff writer
Waiting in line for a weight-
lifting machine or fighting
over a basketball court may
soon not be a problem for
those who want to work out
at the Student Recreation and
Fitness Center.
Planning for phase two of
the building project has be-
gun. It will involve expand-
ing the building to the north
by about 50,000 square feet
to house four new basket-
ball courts, two racquetball
courts, an aerobics room, a
martial arts room and expan-
sions to the track and free
weight sections.
“The recreation center right
now is at its max capacity and
is growing more and more,”
said Marynell Jones, student
body vice president.
Mary Chappell, director of
recreation services, said that
when the recreation center
was first built, recreation ser-
vices knew it was too small
and had always planned to
add an expansion. She said
she just wasn’t expecting it to
happen so soon.
“It opened up a lot fun ways
to plan and think about what
we need to increase,” Chap-
pell said.
She said when planning
started in Fall 2005, recre-
ation services tried to pay
close attention to the recom-
mendations students were
leaving in the suggestion box-
es about what areas needed to
be improved.
Todd Kitchens, Emporia
senior, said it was frustrating
at times when he’d been at
the recreation center for more
than hour and still been able
play only one game on the
crowded basketball courts.
“We’re tired of volleyball
and badminton taking up the
courts,” Kitchens said. “I hate
coming down here and only
having one court.”
The Ebert Mayo Design
Group, which also designed
the first phase three years
ago, will design the expan-
sion. Jones said a bid for the
construction contract would
go out in a few months. She
said construction may begin
in September 2006.
The expansion will cost
about $6.3 million. Fund-
ing for the project came from
ticket sales of about 1,500
seats at Allen Fieldhouse that
were specifically set aside by
the Athletics Department for
the project.
During the planning pro-
cess, a committee has been
working with representatives
of the residential neighbor-
hood that is located next to
the recreation center. The
University has an agreement
with the city of Lawrence to
include neighborhoods within
a certain proximity into the
planning process of any new
buildings on campus.
“We wanted to make sure
the people who lived there
were going to be happy with
the building we put up,” Jones
Chappell said no changes
would be made to the fa-
çade, to make the expansion
as seamless as possible. She
said planners had considered
increases in noise, lights and
traffic to the area when work-
ing with the neighborhood,
but she thought so far they
had done a good job so far
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Rec center to
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By miKe mostAFFA
Kansan staff writer
For delivery drivers Adam
Bowles and Brian Crawford, na-
ked customers, killer dogs and the
occasional fvesome is all part of
the job. As both men will tell you,
always expect the unexpected.
One night Adam Bowles, 19-
year-old Lawrence resident, walked
cautiously towards the door of
a poorly lit apartment. What he
thought would be a routine deliv-
ery turned out to be anything but
Bowles said he was about 15
feet from the door when a snarl-
ing pit bull lunged at him. The dog
was just inches away from taking
a chunk from his face but it was
yanked back by a chain secured to
a nearby pole, he said.
“It was a little scare, but for a $10
tip it was worth it,” Bowles said.
Bowles, who is now a manager
at Jimmy John’s, 1447 W. 23rd St.
said that during his six-month stint
as a delivery driver, aside from the
pit bull scare, he never worried
about safety while on the job.
“But just in case I keep a small
tee-ball bat in my trunk,” he said.
Jeff Morris, manager of Pizza
Shuttle, 1601 W. 23rd St., for al-
most 20 years, said violence and
robberies have occurred against
delivery drivers in the past, but only
in the last couple years have these
robberies been violent.
Last semester, a Pizza Shuttle
a driver delivering an order was
struck over the head with a metal
object, beaten and robbed of his
pizza and $27.50.
Bowles said now that he was a
manager, even with the potential
danger, he missed the fun of de-
livering food, especially to student
Once during a delivery near 12th
and Tennessee streets the customer
invited Bowles inside to meet four
girls who were waiting for him in a
bedroom upstairs. Bowles was fat-
tered, but because he was engaged
to be married, he declined. Bowles
said that he was invited to come
inside most of the parties where he
“A lot of times I’ve been asked if
I want a tip or some beer,” Bowles
Brian Crawford, Knoxville,
Iowa, sophomore, has had a few
less-than-pleasant experiences de-
livering for Gumby’s Pizza, 1445
W. 23rd St.
During a delivery to an apart-
ment located near 26th and Iowa
Streets, Crawford was greeted by a
naked man standing by his friend
who had ordered the pizza.
“Obviously, they had consumed
a large quantity of alcohol,”
Crawford said.
—Edited by James Foley
Odd job delivers more than expected
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gives lecture
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Carol Moseley-Braun, former United States senator and ambassador to
New Zealand, gave a speech last night at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Moseley-Braun’s speech was part of the Dole Institute’s “The First
Woman President” lecture series. Moseley-Braun was a contender for
the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination.
By Anne Weltmer
Kansan staff writer
The United States is part
of a “worldwide transforma-
tion of status of women” that
is “nothing short of a revolu-
tion,” Carol Moseley-Braun
told a crowd of about 500 at
the Robert J. Dole Institute of
Politics Tuesday night.
Moseley-Braun, the first
speaker in the 2006 Presiden-
tial Lecture Series titled “The
First Woman President,” said
that during her campaign for
the Democratic nomination
in the 2004 presidential pri-
maries the American public
was receptive to the idea of a
woman president. The hard-
est crowd to win over was
the politicians, according to
It was the American public,
she said, that advanced her
cause and helped the United
States progress toward being
a more democratic country.
She said television stations
would cut her off during in-
terviews and give her male
counterparts more time, until
angry callers convinced them
to treat her equally.
She said that for a country
usually seen as progressive,
the United States should have
more women in political of-
“If we can’t do it here, we
can’t export it around the
world,” Moseley-Braun said.
Besides overcoming the
obstacle of little publicity,
Moseley-Braun said that she
had to play the game of “cam-
paign calculus,” or mastery of
the mechanics of campaigns,
the most important of which
is fund raising.
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Leonard Monroe points out photos of former KU athletes who had recieved haircuts at Bud’s Barber Shop on Michi-
gan St. The barbershop, owned by Leonard’s brother, Waldo “Bud” Monroe, was one of the only places in Lawrence
where African-Americans could get haircuts in the 1960s.
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Gina Lorenz
University Scholar, performing arts enthusiast
By AndreA ChAo
kansan correspondent
A Lawrence native and self-
proclaimed perfectionist, soph-
omore Gina Lorenz takes pride
in doing things well. Lorenz was
one of 20 sophomores named a
University Scholar in recogni-
tion for her academic achieve-
What is your major?
GL: Music theory and
French. I’m interested in a lot
of things, but I found my niche
with music theory.
How would you describe yourself?
GL: I’m a perfectionist. It can
be both a blessing and a curse.
Where is your hometown?
GL: Lawrence.
What is your favorite book?
GL: “Jitterbug Perfume” by
Tom Robbins.
What is your favorite food?
GL: Pasta.
Who is your favorite band?
GL: Kings of Convenience.
What are some of your hobbies?
GL: Singing and playing the
Do you have a job?
GL: I teach piano lessons.
What is your dream job?
GL: To be affliated with some
sort of performing arts organiza-
tion. Something like the Lied
Center, but on a larger scale, in
a bigger city. Maybe Seattle.
What are your goals for the future?
GL: Grad school for music
theory and studying abroad.
— Edited by Matt Wilson
By Kristen JArBoe
kansan staff writer
Jonathan “Jon” Foster, Uni-
versity of Kansas math graduate
teaching assistant, died Mon-
He was found at home. The
circumstances behind the 26-
year-old’s death are unknown.
Annika Denkert, a math
graduate teaching assistant,
worked closely with Foster. She
had classes with him and they
were in two
study groups
“This is very
unexpected for
all of us,” Den-
kert said. “We
never suspect-
ed anything,
whatever the
cause may be.”
This was Foster’s frst year as
a graduate student at the Uni-
versity. He earned his bachelor’s
degree from the University of
Virginia and his master’s from
San Diego State University.
Last fall, he taught Math 115
at the University; this semester
he taught Math 116.
Foster was also part of a To-
pology Seminar with a few other
faculty members, including Jack
Porter, mathematics department
chairman. Porter said he was
surprised by Foster’s death.
“He was a very promising stu-
dent with talent and ability,” he
said. “He was doing very well in
his classes.”
Chancellor Robert Hemen-
way said he wanted to express
his sorrow on behalf of the en-
tire University community and
offer condolences to his family
and friends.
“We are all deeply saddened
at the sudden loss of this very
talented young man who had
quickly demonstrated great
promise and ability in the short
time he was here at KU,” he
—Edited by James Foley
Teaching assistant found dead
t obituary
Your eyes are the same size they were when you were born, but your ears
never stop growing.
“I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single
sentence will suffce for modern man: He fornicated and read the papers.”
— Albert Camus, Existentialist philosopher
Wanted: a few good ’Hawks
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KU students search for jobs from 124 participating companies at the University Career Fair on Tuesday.
Two-thousand students are expected to turn out to the event, said Tiffany Relph, Recruiting Assistant for
the University Career Center. The Fair continues today until 5 p.m. in the Kansas Union.
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“It’s really brought a sense
of community to all of us. It’s
a different flavor than if you
were sitting up on Jayhawk
Boulevard,” she said.
Once the plans are official-
ly released by the architects,
Chappell said, her goal is to
get the design out so people
can look at it and students
could provide input.
— Edited by Matt Wilson
Fitness center
back to old hours
By niCole Kelley
kansan staff writer
Last semester, the Stu-
dent Recreation Fitness
Center increased its hours
as a result of changes put
in place by KUnited after its
victory in the 2005 Student
Senate elections. But after
a short trial period, Recre-
ation Services has aban-
doned the idea and decided
to return to its regular,
shorter hours.
“I think that there are a
lot of great ideas that just
don’t work for KU, and
that may have been one of
them,” said Marynell Jones,
student body vice presi-
dent. “I think we gave it a
good shot.”
Mary Chappell, director
of Recreation Services, said
the dwindling number of
students working out after
midnight, combined with
the diffculty custodians
had with little closed time,
didn’t justify the extra
money they were spending
to stay open late.
The current recreation
center hours are 5:30
a.m. to midnight Monday
through Thursday, 5:30 a.m.
to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to
10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.
to midnight on Sunday.
— Edited by Matt Wilson
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On Campus
F The Department of Hu-
man Resources and Equal
Opportunity is holding a
workshop on “Writing on
the Job” from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m. today at 204 Joseph
R. Pearson Hall.
F Bob Corkins, Commis-
sioner of Education, is
giving a lecture entitled
“The Future of Education
in Kansas, K-12” as part
of the University Forum
series at 12 p.m. today at
the Ecumenical Christian
F Abdelwahed Zhiri, former
World Bank executive, is
giving a lecture entitled
“Education and Foreign
Aid in Africa” as part of
the Ujamaa Brownbag
series at 12 p.m. today in
Alcove G of the Kansas
F The University Career Fair is
from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. today at
the Kansas Union Ballroom.
On The reCOrd

F An 18-year-old KU student
was taken to Lawrence
Memorial Hospital from
Ellsworth Hall at 8:35 a.m.
Monday. The student is
diabetic and reported that
he was concerned about his
blood sugar level.
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Saul’s poetry slam packs house
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Saul Williams recited his poetry for a sold out crowd in Woodruff Auditorium on Tuesday night. Williams is a former
member of The Fugees and well-known poet. SUA sponsored the event.
By DeJuan atway
Kansan staff writer
Dressed in black attire from
head to toe, Saul Williams
— poet, actor, musician, en-
tertainer — delivered poems
to an eclectic group of spec-
tators who flooded Woodruff
Auditorium Tuesday night.
Student Union Activities
organized the event, entitled
“An Evening of Spoken Word
with Saul Williams.”
Williams’ style of writ-
ing has opened many doors
for the New York native. He
has written three poetry col-
lections, starred in the inde-
pendent film “Slam,” made
appearances on the television
show “Girlfriends” and has
recorded with Erykah Badu,
De La Soul and KRS-ONE.
Williams read poems from
his collections and answered
questions from the audience.
His charisma and humor cap-
tivated the audience. Armed
with only poetry and an infec-
tious delivery style, he deliv-
ered work ranging from emo-
tional pieces to long poems
with turns and twists.
Williams said the country
was in a “state of emergen-
cy,” and warned those in at-
tendance to be leery toward
people with power in the
He broke down and wiped
tears from his eyes after read-
ing a poem about a depress-
ing moment in his life.
Williams’ strongest mes-
sage of the night was to
urge people to “follow your
dreams and find your own
voice,” and not to be both-
ered by the “subtle bullshit
that we all learn from our
The audience sent Williams
off the stage the same way he
entered: with a standing ova-
Ben Porter, Olathe sopho-
more, said that he was re-
quired to attend a poetry
performance by an instructor,
and he thought he made the
right decision.
“He was great,” Porter said.
“I don’t even know much
about poetry, but I know he
was definitely worth coming
out to see.”
Jenny Kratz, social issues
coordinator for SUA, said she
knew many tickets were sold
for the event, but even she
was surprised by turnout.
“We had to turn away peo-
ple and still were probably
over fire code,” she said.
— Edited by Kathryn Anderson
By Rukmini CallimaChi
the associated Press
everything he owned in a plas-
tic garbage bag, Darryl Travis
walked out of the chandeliered
lobby of the Crowne Plaza, join-
ing the exodus of Hurricane Ka-
trina refugees evicted from their
hotel rooms across the country
The occupants of more than
4,500 government-paid hotel
rooms were ordered to turn in
their keys Tuesday, as the Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency began cutting off money
to pay for their stays.
Far more people — the oc-
cupants of at least 20,000 hotel
rooms, many of which housed
entire families — were given ex-
tensions by FEMA until at least
next week and possibly until
March 1, said FEMA spokes-
man Butch Kinerney.
FEMA said it gave people ev-
ery possible opportunity to re-
quest an extension.
“We’ve bent over backward to
reach out. We’ve gone door-to-
door to all of the 25,000 hotel
rooms no fewer than six times.
There are people who have run
when they saw us coming —
those are the ones that are now
moving on,” Kinerney said.
FEMA maintains that as many
as 80 percent of those being
forced to check out this week
have made other living arrange-
ments, ranging from trailers to
receiving federal rent assistance
to living with relatives.
While many of the evacuees
leaving the Crowne Plaza said
they had found other hous-
ing, several said they were now
Travis, 24, and his fve child-
hood friends — all in their 20s
— had been living on the foor
of another evacuee’s hotel room,
never having registered.
“All I got is a couple pairs of
pants and some shirts. The pres-
sure is on,” said Jonathan Gauti-
er, 26, one of the six, who was
also carrying a single plastic bag
flled with clothes.
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco
complained that FEMA was pulling
the plug on the hotel program before
securing other housing.
Brittany Brown, 21, wept as she
explained that although she had been
given an extension, eviction was
now looming next week. She applied
for a trailer in October and, although
she keeps calling, her trailer has yet
to show up.
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More Than Peace,
Love and Wings
It’s true. Tere is more to life than peace, love and wings. Tere are
burgers too.
Every Monday and men’s basketball game day, you can get one of
Jefferson’s infamous burgers and fries for only $4.50.
We all know Jefferson’s serves wings, but their burgers are the best in
Lawrence. For the last four years, Jefferson’s has won the Top of the
Hill Award for “Best Burger.”
Jason Franklin, the owner of Jefferson’s, says students are always up
for a good burger, a cheap drink and a heated basketball game.
“Students always come here to watch the games,” said Franklin. “It’s
a young, loud and spirited crowd. Tere’s nothing better than
watching KU basketball in downtown Lawrence.”
Located at 743 Massachusetts Street, Jefferson’s is a great place to
have a burger and watch the game with your friends.
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Two students examine graduate student projects on display in the Art and Design building on Tuesday. Projects range from paintings to slide projections and
interactive pieces. The gallery will be open for public viewing until Friday.
Paint by numbers
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The Monroe family, includ-
ing Bud’s uncle, father and
brothers, Raymond and Leon-
ard, built Bud’s Barbershop by
themselves behind his home
at 532 Michigan Street in the
“A black man couldn’t get
a decent job besides construc-
tion,” Leonard said. That’s why
they built the barbershop.
The building itself holds an
invaluable collection of KU
athletics history, but it was the
atmosphere of the barbershop
in its heyday that really made
the place special.
“He was the guy who knew
every hair on my head,” Mc-
Clinton said. He said Bud was
a good listener, and the shop
was a place where he could go
and “have a good black cup of
coffee directly from the pot of
the black community.”
Bud’s shop was a place for
young men to come and so-
“Bud only cut men’s hair,”
said Walda Monroe, Bud’s
daughter. “He absolutely
wouldn’t touch our hair.”
She said she didn’t hang out
in the barbershop much, nor
did she see her father often.
“My dad worked around the
clock,” she said. “We didn’t
cross paths much. He would
come home from work and eat
breakfast and go to work in the
Bud led a busy life. He was
born and raised in Lawrence.
Shortly after graduating from
Liberty Memorial High School,
he took a job as a turnkey at
the Douglas County Jail and
worked his way up to the rank
of lieutenant at the Douglas
County Sheriff’s Offce.
During World War II, he
served in the Seabees, a di-
vision of the U.S. Navy. He
worked in Washington weld-
ing ships because a hernia
wouldn’t allow him to fght.
He joined the KU Public Safe-
ty Offce in 1965, working as a
patrol offcer, and then a ser-
geant and lieutenant. He was
with the offce for 21 years
before his retirement in 1986,
and continued to work secu-
rity at KU basketball games at
the request of former Athletics
Director Bob Frederick.
Bud went to all of the games,
Frederick said. Afterward, Bud
would stay from midnight to 6
a.m. and work security.
He owned the small barber-
shop behind his home through-
out his carer as a law enforce-
ment offcer.
Bud has been gone since
1999, and Walda is thinking
about her options with the bar-
bershop. She still lives in the
house just behind it.
She said houses used to sur-
round the shop before compa-
nies came in and bought them
to build stores. She said Bud
would never sell the place. He
built it with his own hands and
he liked it there. Now the store
sits closed and the old pictures
collect dust.
“It needs a lot of work,” she
said. “I’m thinking of fatten-
ing it out.”
Shortly after his death in
1999, Bob Frederick and Roy
Williams pushed to get the Me-
morial Stadium police center
named after him.
The Waldo “Bud” Monroe
Police Command Center now
stands as a small tribute to the
many lives he touched at the
“He was a great person and a
great friend to many of our Af-
rican-American athletes over
the years,” Frederick said.
— Edited by Lindsey St. Clair
continued from page 1a
Moseley-Braun said that
nontraditional candidates,
such as women and minori-
ties, always have a problem
raising enough money to keep
their campaigns going. She
said it was a lack of money
that caused both her and Eliza-
beth Dole to fade away in 2000.
She said she was just as quali-
fed, confdent and well-pre-
pared for the presidency as any
of the men running.
“The role of money in cam-
paigns is a modern-day civil
rights imperative,” she said.
She ended her speech
with a call to action for ev-
ery person in the room. She
said that no matter how
each person was involved,
everyone would be working
toward “forming a more per-
fect union” by advocating the
election of the first woman
Rep. Barbara Ballard (D-
Lawrence), associate director
of the Dole Institute, said she
was pleased there were a lot of
students, but more specifcally,
minority students attending.
The room was so full that work-
ers had to open the Simons Me-
dia Room to accommodate the
extra crowd, who watched on
closed-circuit television.
“I’m glad I came,” said Kelly
Dvorak, Overland Park fresh-
man. “I had no idea a woman
had ever run for president.”
— Edited by Matt Wilson
What is intelligent design?
At its most general, ID proposes that the earth’s living plants
and animals are so complex that they must have been influ-
enced (“made,” “designed” or “guided”) by an intelligent
presence. Individuals or groups may choose to be more spe-
cific about naming this presence.
Chief arguments that support ID
1. Holes exist in the fossil record. These gaps illustrate that all
creatures couldn’t have come from one source because spe-
cies-to-species changes aren’t continuous, but rather, happen
in discrete leaps.
2. Complex biochemical reactions, organs and other physical
mechanisms of organisms are irreducibly complex — that is,
they couldn’t have evolved because the systems cannot func-
tion without all of the individual pieces.
What is evolution theory?
Originally proposed by Charles Darwin in 1858, evolution
theory maintains that all life came from a single ancestor, and
that we can construct a “tree of life” showing the relation-
ships between all living things.
Its most irrefutable claim is that the biology of popula-
tions change over long periods of time. One of its stron-
gest points of proof is that many fields converge to illus-
trate evolution’s existence, from biology to biochemistry,
neuroscience, ecology and genetics to anthropology and
An important distinction is that “theory” doesn’t mean a
simple speculation. A theory is a set of ideas and definitions
that explains natural phenomena based on evidence.
— Becca Evanhoe
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Instructors should
join the 21st Century
Intelligent Design insufficient
to benefit science as a theory
Intelligent design should not
be taught as a scientific theory.
At the core of its character, it is
not a science.
“Science,” as we use the
word in everyday language, is a
field that consists of hundreds
of years of tested ideas that
describe how the world works.
Science, in a more formal con-
text, is a method, an approach.
The goals of science are to build
on what’s known, through new
discoveries and correction or clari-
fication of old information. While
it’s true that ID theory uses facts
of science to support its claims,
it has nothing new to report. It
only seeks to prove itself. Science
doesn’t seek to prove itself, but
rather to describe the behavior
and character of the universe.
ID is a single belief or idea:
“an intelligent force had a hand
in building and organizing life.”
To equate the two by pitting them
against one another is ridiculous.
It’s like stating a very broad idea,
such as, “Fruits and vegetables are
nutritious,” and comparing it to
the comment, “I like steak.” The
latter is a single preference. The
former is an evaluative statement
with a broader scope.
I see no problem with a scientist
holding the belief that an over-
arching intelligent force influenced
life. But that belief is personal. It’s
for the scientist’s own mind.
When the scientist is testing
wastewater for chemical com-
pounds, or studying how bees
interact with pollinators or even
looking at the genetic code of fruit
flies, that belief doesn’t factor in.
How would we use ID con-
cepts to prove anything new?
Take the example of a scientist
who studies protein folding.
It’s not appropriate, relevant or
useful – to say, “God folded the
protein.” Instead, the scientist
must describe how that occurs
biochemically; how the mol-
ecules interact and converge, and
how the various bonds give the
protein its shape. Maybe at the
end of the day, she uses her per-
sonal religious beliefs as a lens
through which to reflect on the
beauty and complexity of nature.
But that’s irrelevant to her work.
ID does not further science;
it’s a dead-end road. ID should
be left out of science classrooms
and laboratories; it’s a personal
belief that should be carried
within whoever subscribes to it.
✦ Evanhoe is a Derby senior in
No one denies that technol-
ogy utilized in the classroom can
enhance the learning experience
tremendously. Because of inno-
vations like Blackboard, “click-
ers” and e-Reserve, students
can turn in assignments online,
participate in a large lecture class
and avoid purchasing costly
textbooks. But these advances in
the classroom will only go so far
as professors are willing to allow.
And by the looks of things, it
doesn’t seem too promising.
Who hasn’t had a professor who
spends the first 10 minutes of each
class trying to figure out how to
turn on a computer? Or one who
has his or her GTAs assist in open-
ing a PowerPoint presentation.
How about those who can’t get the
hang of how to zoom in and zoom
out on an overhead projector?
They are wasting students’ time
in the classroom because of their
technological incompetence.
We should be able to expect
more from our professors. There
is no legitimate excuse for their
inability to use things like Black-
board or digital projectors. A num-
ber of free resources are at their
disposal to educate them about
using technology in the classroom.
The University of Kansas created
the Instructional Development
and Support services for this very
purpose. Its mission is to act as an
academic support unit that pro-
vides the Lawrence campus with
assistance in creating, maintaining
and improving learning environ-
ments – both physical and virtual.
Its Web site urges faculty to “con-
tact us to learn about designing in-
struction that takes advantage of a
wide variety of innovative teaching
strategies and available-right-now
Instructional Development and
Support also offers workshops
about how to use technology in
teaching that include instruction
on a variety of topics such as
Blackboard, creating instructional
videos and advanced PowerPoint
presentations for faculty and
GTAs. Again, they are all free of
charge and held at various times
throughout the semester.
Consider this your warning,
Luddite KU faculty members.
The 21st century is upon us
and it’s about time you started
acting like you were living in it.
Otherwise, I guess we’ll contin-
ue to let you fumble around the
first ten minutes of class while
we finish our Sudoku puzzles.
— Malinda Osborne for the
editorial board
Muslims overreact to
misuse of free press
While most of the major news
stories covered in Europe are the
same ones covered by major U.S.
media, the leading news story in
the European press for the past
week is just now receiving U.S.
coverage. It revolves around a se-
ries of cartoons originally printed
in Jyllands-Posten, a Danish
newspaper. The cartoons depicted
Muhammad, the holy prophet
of Islam, in several caricatures.
One caricature depicted Muham-
mad hiding a bomb beneath his
turban. Islam strictly prohibits any
depiction of Muhammad, and the
cartoon has caused protests and
violence across the Muslim world
in the past two weeks.
The response began with Libya
and Saudi Arabia recalling their
ambassadors from Denmark, and
continued with protests across the
Middle East, with vandalism such
as the burning of the Danish flag.
On Saturday, the most serious of
the protests resulted in the torch-
ing and near total destruction of
the Danish Embassy and Norwe-
gian Embassy in Damascus, Syria.
On Sunday, protesters in Beirut
torched the Danish Consulate.
Remember, this is because of
a cartoon.
While the paper’s editors have
apologized for the cartoon, the
conflict is not over. Despite re-
quests from Muslim governments,
the Danish government refuses
to condemn the printing of the
cartoons, citing free press and
speech. Even worse, newspapers
from France, Germany, Italy and
Spain reprinted the cartoons this
past week as an act of solidarity.
When I first read about the
governments of Libya and Saudi
Arabia recalling their ambassa-
dors, I thought they were over-
reacting. Now that two embassies
have been burned to the ground,
I am even more shocked, yet
The protesters and governments
of the Middle East, are completely
out of line. One cartoonist’s views
by no means represents the views
of the Danish people nor the Dan-
ish government. We Westerners
value free speech and a free press.
The press has the right to print
what it wants without government
influence, be it praise or condem-
nation. So how can the govern-
ments of these Muslim countries
react so rashly?
Though we value free speech
and free press, some material
is considered too offensive for
publication. For example, child
pornography is illegal.
I think that for the West, the
freedoms we value come close to
a faith, and free press is one of our
dearest freedoms. While the Dan-
ish cartoonist was ignorant for cre-
ating a cartoon that deeply offends
Islamic beliefs, he is still respon-
sible for his actions. Conversely,
those Muslims reacting violently
and cutting off diplomatic ties are
equally ignorant about our belief
of free press and equally at fault
for the cultural misunderstandings
that have created this fiasco.
— Ryan Kusmin is a Leawood
junior in political science and
history. He is studying abroad
in Madrid, Spain, this semester.
University officials
should re-think ban
dozen U.S. soldiers
stood in-line at Jason’s
Deli three weeks ago. But it just
wasn’t the same without seeing
a fully-loaded M-16 strapped to
their backs.
I was one day removed from
a 10-day trip to Israel and still
used to seeing soldiers and other
guards walk around with rifles.
I’ll admit that I was nervous
about traveling to Israel. Once I got
there, though, my views changed. I
felt comfortable and safe.
But for Americans who have
not traveled to Israel, the thought
of this picture would make most
of them feel uneasy. This includes
KU officials who continue to hold
a ban on studying abroad in Israel.
The University implemented this
ban in 2000 when the U.S. State
Department placed Israel under a
travel warning. The situation has
improved since then, but officials
will not lift the ban until the gov-
ernment deems Israel safe.
“We don’t send students to
places that the government says
not to travel,” said Diana Carlin,
dean of international programs.
The University of Wisconsin-
Madison, however, went a step
further in determining to lift the
same ban. Wisconsin officials
have taken the U.S. travel
warning seriously, but they have
kept in close contact with the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
to get a first-hand perspective.
Hebrew University officials
educate study abroad participants
and their parents about safety pre-
cautions and provide guards who
walk around campus. That’s what
helped sway Wisconsin officials.
Its ban was lifted on Feb. 14, 2005.
“We felt then, and we still
do now, that it has changed. It
wasn’t bad enough that we should
suspend participation,” said Julie
Lindsey, interim assistant direc-
tor of the International Academic
Programs at Wisconsin.
Yes, Israel is a country at
war. Yes, Syria could attack.
Yes, a suicide bomb could blow
up at any time.
But Israel is not in a state of
constant gunfire. Bombs are not
blown up every day. Israelis
do not walk around constantly
looking over their shoulders.
KU officials: I encourage
you all to follow in Wisconsin’s
footsteps and do a little more
research. Government officials
are looking out – for what they
think – are Americans’ best inter-
ests. It’s an insult for the United
States to place Israel, a close
ally, on the same warning list as
24 third-world countries and/or
other nations ruled by unstable
It’s a disservice for an institu-
tion of higher learning to forbid
students from studying through
the University in a country with
so much cultural and religious
The University should look
out for its students’ best interests
– expanding their higher learning
both locally and globally. Don’t
take away from a student’s edu-
cation. Call the Hebrew Univer-
sity, release a waiver and educate
students and their parents about
Israel’s current situation. This re-
search worked for the University
of Wisconsin, and it can work for
the University of Kansas.
✦ Karlin is a Marietta, Ga.,
senior in journalism. He is a
Kansan managing editor.
Yeah, I just watched a
car go through my neigh-
bor’s house. Kinda creepy.

Hey Free-For-All, I’m
watching this old Kung
Fu movie, and your boy,
Chuck Norris, is getting his
world rocked by Bruce Lee
like none other.

Yeah, to the guy who’s
calling in trying to bash
Christian Moody, just
because Free-For-All
doesn’t print the negative
comments isn’t racism, it’s
supportism. Stand behind
your team.

Jimmy Chavez needs a
new editor or something,
because there’s like a
thousand typos in this and
it’s crap. It’s crap, Chavez,

So we have shirts that
say “Muck Fizzou,” why
not shirts that say “Phuck
Felps”? “Phuck” with a Ph,
and “Felps” with an F.
Oh Free-For-All, what
happened to your AIM
screen name?

Yeah, Free-For-All, I’m
severely disappointed
in the Cheers and Jeers
section where you labeled
the best costume to be
that of a Kansas University
beach ball. I personally like
the three guys in the suits
— the matching suits — and
I come to hear that they’re
made by Gucci. How does
that not beat a beach ball?

If I get into a wreck on
Iowa because of that stu-
pid chicken, I am definitely
not eating any pork.

Yeah, I’m glad we spent
a couple million dollars
building a brand new rec
center that has only two
racquetball courts, when
in Robinson center there’s
many, many more. Hey
rec center, we need more

Hey KU Crime Stoppers,
crime stop this.

On Sunday, it was really
quiet in the Fieldhouse
when Russell Robinson
was shooting a free throw.
Then I heard some girl say
he looks like G-Baby from
“Hardball.” She’s right.

I am so glad to see that
Giles is playing and that
Christian Moody is sitting
on the bench.
Call 864-0500
Free for All callers have 20 sec-
onds to speak about any topic they
wish. Kansan editors reserve the
right to omit comments. Slanderous
and obscene statements will not
be printed. Phone numbers of
all incoming calls are recorded.
Check out
Mike Kowal left Robinson Center
to climb the hill to Budig Hall. The
Wichita freshman maneuvered his
motorized wheelchair between build-
ings and up elevators and ramps to get
to class.
Mary Ann Rasnak, director of the
Academic Achievement and Access
Center (AAAC), said between 500 and
600 students receive assistance from
the center. Most of these students re-
ceive aid for learning disabilities, but
about 150 students receive assistance
for medical, vision or mobility dis-
There are others, Rasnak said, who
do not use the services of the AAAC.
“We have some wheelchair users
who don’t want assistance anymore,”
Rasnak said. “They don’t bother to
use our office for a variety of reasons.
They are very independent.”
The center assists a wide range of
physical disabilities. Students who are
hearing impaired may require a sign
language interpreter in class. Wheel-
chair users depend on the center to
maintain sidewalks, automatic door
access buttons and elevators.
In coordination with Services for
Students with Disabilities, KU on
Wheels offers LiftVan services. In the
morning, one of three wheelchair ac-
cessible vans picks up Kowal from
Lewis Hall.
“They have been really good about
picking me up on time for class and
getting me home,” Kowal said.
After a football injury his junior year
of high school, Kowal can no longer
use his legs or lift his arms above his
Kowal also uses the note-taking
program through the AAAC. Students
with disabilities, most often visual or
hearing, can request a classmate to
take notes for them. Unfortunately,
note takers are not available in every
Rasnak said the capability of AAAC
to help students had begun to reach
beyond note takers. The department
can scan and e-mail textbooks to stu-
dents and send audio files over the In-
ternet. Also, the center’s braille print-
er provides an efficient way to provide
notes and textbooks for students with
“We have really brought the office
into the 21st century,” Rasnak said.
Kowal has been impressed by the
University’s disability services, but, he
said, the campus needs some improve-
ments. He said some sidewalks lacked
ramps, and some ramps are inconve-
niently located.
Also, Kowal said some buildings
weren’t easily accessed by wheelchair.
He said Robinson Hall didn’t have an
access button for the door, and other
buildings lack adequate accessibility.
While the University works to rem-
edy these imperfections, the AAAC
strives to improve students’ attitudes
toward disabilities.
“Attitude is the biggest disabil-
ity, that’s what we need to work on,”
Rasnak said. “A disability is only one
facet of a person’s life.”
Last semester, Chancellor Robert
Hemenway used a wheelchair for half
a day to raise awareness.
Kowal said he had been impressed
with students on campus.
“I am surprised at how helpful they
are,” he said. “Even if they are in a
hurry, they will stop to press an eleva-
tor button or open a door.”
— Edited by Kathryn Anderson
University services can help make college life a little
easier for disabled students.
Mike Kowal, Wichita freshman,
maneuvers his chair up a sidewalk
between Wescoe and Budig halls.
Although the ramps are designed
to be accessible for people with
disabilities, the entrances are often
difficult to find behind loading docks
or are out of the way, Kowal said.
Amanda Sellers/KANSAN
Sidewalk cracks make traversing campus difficult for Kowal’s wheelchair and often pre-
vent him from using sidewalks altogether. Instead he uses the street, which is smoother.
Another benefit of riding in the street is he doesn’t have to look for ways to get onto the
Amanda Sellers/KANSAN page 1B wednesday, february 8, 2006
When Ritch Price came into his frst season as
Kansas baseball coach in 2003, the team had one
set of brothers — Matt and Ryan Baty.
Last season, Price kept the family theme going
by adding two of his sons to the team, now-senior
shortstop Ritchie Price and sophomore second
baseman Ryne Price.
This season, they have even more company.
The team now features two other sets of brothers:
senior pitcher Don Czyz and freshman pitcher Nick
Czyz, and junior pitcher Sean Land and freshman
infelder Preston Land.
Coaching brothers is nothing new to Price. He
said having brothers on the same team was an ideal
“Usually when you get brothers like that, you
get guys that grow up in baseball families,” Price
said. “And the little brother has a huge advan-
tage. He goes and watches his brother play all
those games and plays catch with him and takes
‘BP’ with him and usually the younger brother
has a chance to be further advanced because of
having older brothers that play.”
In 2003, the Land brothers led their high school
team to a third-place fnish in the 2003 Missouri
State Championship. Now that they’re together
again, Sean said he couldn’t be more excited to play
with his brother.
“It’s really nice,” Sean said. “I get to keep him in
line, make sure he’s going to class, make sure he’s
working hard.”
As for the Czyz brothers, this season is especially
important to them, as it will be the frst time they’ve
ever played together. They went to different high
schools in Overland Park.
“It’s been a unique experience, I’ll put it that
way,” Don said. “You know, being able to help
him, whereas if he was at a different program now,
I wouldn’t be able to do that. I’m just glad that he
came to KU and wanted to be a Jayhawk, and want-
ed to be a part of what we’re doing here and play
with me.”
Coming out of high school, both younger broth-
ers had the talent to have their pick of several
schools in the Midwest. Nevertheless, their older
siblings both refused to pressure their brothers into
choosing Kansas.
As far as Price was concerned, even with Sean
and Don already on the team, he knew there was
no guarantee that Preston and Nick would follow
“We recruited both those guys really hard,” Price
said. “Our big thing was, we wanted them to come
to school at KU because it was the perfect ft for
them, not just because their brother was here.”
Of course, had Preston or Nick decided
Kansas wasn’t the place for them, both older
brothers said they wouldn’t have remained as
“If he would’ve gone to Missouri, I don’t know
if there would’ve been a family get-together,” Sean
The elder Czyz agreed.
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Maybe Rodney Dangerfeld could have best sum-
marized how the Kansas men’s basketball team has
been feeling lately.
No respect.
Monday, when this week’s Top 25 rankings
were released, Kansas was absent once again
despite its exhilarating victory over then No. 18
Oklahoma on Sunday. Fans were outraged, not-
ing that Colorado checked in at No. 25 in the
Coaches Poll, despite a double-digit defeat at the
hands of Iowa State Sunday.
Even the Sooners only dropped two spots to No.
20, leaving Jayhawk fans to wonder what everyone
had against their team. The Jayhawks are the hottest
team in the Big 12, after winning fve in a row and 12
of their last 14 games. It seems that nothing short of
beating No. 7 Texas in a few weeks will earn Kansas
the respect of the voters.
With that said, I wouldn’t want to be Nebras-
ka tonight.
A lack of respect, however, is not a big deal, es-
pecially at this point in the season. Several teams
from the past have displayed similarities to this Kan-
sas team and have been overlooked on the national
In 1987-88, the Jayhawks’ last national champion-
ship season, they were out of the Associated Press
poll midway through the season. They didn’t re-en-
ter the poll before Danny Manning led them to the
NCAA Tournament title.
Kansas’ record on this date in 1988 was 13-8. This
year’s Jayhawks are two games better, 15-6. Can you
say “Brandon and the Miracles?”
Adding to the fun, in this week’s version of “Brack-
etology,” a mock NCAA Tournament bracket created
by’s Joe Lunardi, the Jayhawks are plugged
into the Atlanta Region as a No. 6 seed. The ’88 cham-
pionship team was a six as well — interesting.
For an even better comparison, look back to the
2002-03 season. Syracuse, the eventual national
champions, had a starting lineup that featured two
freshmen and a sophomore, much like this year’s Jay-
hawks. Syracuse rode guard Gerry McNamara and
forward Carmelo Anthony to victory over a much
more experienced Kansas team in the championship
game. Anthony scored 20 points and grabbed 10
boards. Sophomore forward Hakim Warrick blocked
a three-point attempt by Michael Lee in the waning
moments that would have tied the game.
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Tough test awaits
Kansas Jayhawks (14-
6, 3-6 Big 12 Confer-
Last time out:
After a demoralizing home loss to
Colorado, Kansas rebounded and
defeated Iowa State 65-64. The Jay-
hawks led by as many as 19 points, but
the Cyclones staged a late comeback
and tied the game in the fnal seconds.
The Cyclones made their comeback
by switching from a zone defense to
man-to-man. Most teams play Kansas
with a zone.
Season in review:
It’s crunch time for Kansas. With
seven games left to play, the Jay-
hawks likely need to win five to
make the NCAA tournament. Top-
ping the Sooners would probably be
the biggest upset of the season in the
Big 12 Conference and would help
the Jayhawks’ tournament cause im-
Player to watch:
Senior forward Crystal Kemp. Kemp
has indisputably been the team’s best
player this season. She averages more
than 19 points and eight rebounds per
game. Now she will face one of the
best players in America, freshman cen-
ter Courtney Paris. If either player gets
in foul trouble, it would give the other
the upper hand in this match-up.
Key to victory:
The last time Kansas played an op-
ponent of this caliber on the road, the
team lost to Baylor, 90-40. The Jay-
hawks will have to hit their open shots
and hope the Sooners are looking past
— Michael Phillips
Oklahoma Sooners (19-
4, 9-0 Big 12 Conference)
Last time out:
Freshman center Courtney Paris re-
corded her 15th straight double-double
Saturday at Mizzou Arena, when the Soon-
ers defeated the Tigers 88-73. She scored
27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in just
26 minutes. Courtney’s twin sister, forward
Ashley Paris, scored 14 points. Missouri
decided against double-teaming Courtney
Paris, and the other Oklahoma forwards
also blew the game open.
Season in review:
Oklahoma is rolling through the Big 12
and holds a three-game lead over second-
place Baylor. The Sooners lead the confer-
ence in scoring and feld goal percentage,
scoring over 77 points a game. The team’s
last loss came more than a month ago by
four to then-No. 10 Ohio State in Colum-
bus, Ohio.
Player to watch:
Courtney Paris might be the best fresh-
man player in the country. She has 20
double-doubles this season. Last week
against Oklahoma State and Missouri,
Paris averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds and
two blocks per game. If she can get Kansas
senior forward Crystal Kemp in early foul
trouble, look for Paris to establish her pres-
ence in the paint.
Key to victory:
The Sooners cannot get caught looking
ahead to their chance to sweep the season
series with Baylor on Sunday. Oklahoma
must look to the Paris sisters early and often
to counter Kemp, one of the conference’s
best post players. If Oklahoma takes Kan-
sas lightly, Kansas has a chance to pull off
the upset.
— Ryan Schneider
Kaylee Brown
KU Tip-off OU Tip-off
By Shawn Shroyer
kansan sportswriter
Jayhawks hit the road to take on frst-place Sooners
matt wilson
2B The UniversiTy Daily Kansan WeDnesDay, FeBrUary 8, 2006 sporTs
By Asher Fusco
kansan sportswriter
The Kansas men’s golf team will
compete today in the University of
Hawaii at Hilo Intercollegiate.
The three-day tournament
will be the Jayhawks’ frst of the
spring season. The team will play
Wednesday through Friday with 7
a.m. tee-times each day.
The tournament will be played
at Waikoloa Village Golf Course.
Kansas is part of a very competi-
tive 21-team feld that matches the
team against Big 12 Conference
rivals Texas, Colorado, Oklaho-
ma and Oklahoma State, as well
as teams from Arizona State and
Georgia Tech. Eight of the nation’s
top 50 teams will play in the tour-
Kansas coach Ross Randall said
he would use the diffcult compe-
tition to his advantage.
“It’s probably one of the stron-
gest felds of the year up until the
NCAAs come along, so it’ll give us
an idea of how we’re doing,” Ran-
dall said.
Kansas is sending three seniors
to Hawaii. The player’s experience
will allow them to compete with
some of the nation’s elite.
Kansas competed at Waikoloa
Village Golf Course last year. The
Jayhawks fnished tied with Uni-
versity of California-Davis for
11th place.
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Golf team to tee off spring season

athletics calendar
F Men’s basketball at Nebras-
ka, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln, Neb.
F Women’s basketball at Okla-
homa, 7 p.m., Norman, Okla.
F Men’s golf at Hawaii-Hilo, all
day, Waikoloa, Hawaii

Player to watch: Gary Wood-
land. The Topeka junior has fn-
ished in the Top 10 seven times
while at Kansas.
F Men’s golf at Hawaii-Hilo, all
day, Waikoloa, Hawaii
FSoftball vs. Florida, Wilson/
DeMarini Tournament, 10
a.m., Houston
F Softball vs. Texas A&M-
Corpus Christi, Wilson/De-
Marini Tournament, 2 p.m.,
F Baseball at Stanford, 7 p.m.,
Palo Alto, Calif.
F Track, Tyson Invitational, all
day, Fayetteville, Ark.
F Track, ISU Classic, all day,
Ames, Iowa
F Men’s golf at Hawaii-Hilo, all
day, Waikoloa, Hawaii
F Softball vs. Houston, Wil-
son/DeMarini Tournament, 4
p.m., Houston
F Softball vs. Texas A&M-
Corpus Christi, Wilson/De-
Marini Tournament, 6 p.m.,
F Men’s basketball vs. Iowa
State, 3 p.m., Allen Field-
F Women’s basketball at Mis-
souri, 3 p.m., Columbia, Mo.
FBaseball at Stanford, 3 p.m.,
Palo Alto, Calif.
Name Hometown Year in school High school
Pete Krsnich Wichita senior Kapaun Mt. Carmel
Credentials: One Top 10 fnish as a Jayhawk; 2004 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Luke Trammell Edmond, Okla. senior Bishop McGuiness
Credentials: Placed 38th at 2005 Del Walker Invitational; has appeared in only six events for Kansas
Jason Sigler Leavenworth senior Immaculata
Credentials: Finished 43rd at 2005 Kansas Invitational; born in Germany
Gary Woodland Topeka junior Shawnee Heights
Credentials: No. 4 nationally; seven top 10 fnishes for Kansas
Zach Pederson Spring Hill RS freshman Blue Valley West
Credentials: Won 2004 6A Kansas state title; tied for 4th at 2005 Kansas Invitational
Source: Kansas coach Ross Randall
Who will play in Hawaii
By r.B. FAllstrom
tHe assoCiateD press
Missouri women’s basketball
team knows there’s no shame in
shooting for second.
The Tigers are the school’s
success story on the court,
overachieving while the men
have struggled around the .500
mark. The women had been un-
beaten in 11 home games before
losing to conference-leading
Oklahoma on Saturday, a vic-
tory that propelled the Sooners
into the Top 10 and gave them a
three-game lead with only seven
games to go.
The loss leaves Missouri in
the battle for runner-up. The
school was in a three-way tie for
second with Baylor and Texas
“Can we catch Oklahoma?”
coach Cindy Stein said. “We’ve
lost control of that. So now
we’ve got to just work on us.”
Despite that setback, Mis-
souri (16-5, 6-3 Big 12) has a
shot at only its third 20-win
season since 1989-90. The Ti-
gers made it into the Top 25 ear-
lier this season for the frst time
since 1984-85, and are among
the top teams also receiving
votes this week.
They’ll try to re-establish the
momentum they’ve built all
season on Wednesday at Iowa
“Things happen, we’ve just
got to bounce back from it,”
guard LaToya Bond said. “We
just have to learn from it and
keep moving on.”
This has been a resurgent year
for Missouri, which was 11-18
last season. All fve starters are
back, giving Stein her most ex-
perienced team in eight seasons
at the school.
They had a 12-game winning
streak, second-longest in school
history, early in the season. The
16-4 start was one game off the
best start in school history after
20 games and they knocked off
No. 4 Baylor last month. Car-
lynn Savant leads the nation in
3-point accuracy.
This from a team picked by
conference coaches to fnish
10th in the Big 12.
Oklahoma led by 20 at the
half in the latest game, yet never
felt that comfortable.
“I never felt like they felt they
were out of the game,” Sooners
coach Sherri Coale said. “Until
about the 3-minute mark, I nev-
er felt like they thought it was
over, and that’s a very important
trait to develop.”
Missouri had been coming
off its biggest victory of the year.
Three days earlier it faced a 22-
point defcit in the frst half at
Kansas State before rallying to
win in overtime on Bond’s bas-
ket with 3.6 seconds to go.
So, there was no shortage of
confdence entering the game
against Oklahoma and super
freshman center Courtney Par-
is. Bond had another big game
with 30 points against the Soon-
ers, and on Monday was named
conference player of the week.
“Even being down at the half
I still felt good about our team,
and I think we showed some
promise,” Stein said. “A couple
of buckets go down, we’re right
there in the thick of things.”
Still, Stein knows Missouri
must play better to hang with
the premier teams. She estimat-
ed that the Tigers played accord-
ing to plan less than half of the
time against Oklahoma.
“Those are things we knew we
were going to be able to gauge
this game on, what we needed
to work on still and the things
we could develop a little bit bet-
ter,” Stein said. “Obviously, it
gives us a good gauge.”
t Women’s BasketBall
Second-best in conference no problem for Mizzou
Missouri head coach Cindy Stein argues a call with a referee Saturday during a game against Oklahoma in Columbia,
Mo. Missouri has gone from an 11-win team last year to a team with a shot at its third 20-win season since 1989-90.
By Kristie rieKen
tHe assoCiateDpress
When it comes to scoring points,
Michael Jordan is an expert.
So he couldn’t help but delight
in Kobe Bryant putting up 81 and
a New York high schooler going
wild for 113.
Still, Jordan insisted things
would have been a bit different if
he’d been guarding Bryant.
“If I was on the other side, there’s
no way I would have been in at the
end of that game without six fouls,”
Jordan said Tuesday.
“I don’t know if I could have
given up 81 points and not fouled
out of the game.”
Bryant’s total in a come-from-
behind victory over Toronto last
month was the second-highest in
NBA history.
Epiphanny Prince set a national
girls’ record last week in a game
that was a rout from the start. Some
complained her performance in
such a one-sided contest was an
example of poor sportsmanship.
“I can’t fault the young lady for
scoring 113 points when she goes
out each and every minute to play
the game hard,” Jordan said. “If
you’re going to fault anybody, fault
the coach for not taking her out of
the game.”
The former Chicago Bulls star
was in town to announce the play-
ers for his high school showcase,
the Jordan All-American Classic,
set for April 22 at Madison Square
Jordan was so impressed by
Prince — one of the top prep play-
ers in the nation — he’s contem-
plating adding a girls’ event next
“I think that she’s going to in-
novate this game,” he said. “I think
we should give women an oppor-
tunity to be recognized.”
Jordan, whose NBA career-high
was 69, couldn’t remember a spe-
cifc time when people got on him
about scoring too much.
But he knows there were prob-
ably many occasions like that.
“I imagine you guys were mad
at me a lot in New York,” Jordan
joked, in a lobby adjacent to the
“People got mad at me for play-
ing hard every minute I was on
the basketball court and it so hap-
pened that I scored a lot of points
on their team.”
Bryant has often said the he
fashions his game after the 10-time
NBA scoring leader. Jordan said he
can see some similarities.
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Michael Jordan bedazzled by players’ mile-high scores
continued from page 1B
On Feb. 8 that year, the
uber-young Orangemen had
a 7-3 Big East record. The
Jayhawks are 6-2 in the Big
12 entering tonight’s game
at Nebraska. Might Brandon
Rush be this year’s Anthony?
Could Mario Chalmers or
Russell Robinson play the
part of Gerry McNamara? Is
Julian Wright the next War-
rick? Time will tell us, but the
similarities are scary.
It may be pie-in-the-sky
dreaming, but when the Baby
Jayhawks play like they did
in the final 10 minutes of the
Oklahoma game, there isn’t a
team on the planet they can’t
beat. When they locked down
defensively and held the
Sooners to just eight points
in that stretch, coaches across
the league could be heard let-
ting out a collective groan.
Let’s hope the Jayhawks
can keep it going until Feb.
25, when the take on the
Longhorns. A first-place bat-
tle would be fun, and another
victory on national television
might finally open some peo-
ple’s eyes.
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Rush receives two na-
tional accolades
Freshman Brandon Rush, who
averaged 21 points per game
last week was named
National Freshman of the Week
Tuesday. Rush was also named
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on
Basketball recruit to play
in Jordan classic
Kansas men’s basketball
commit Sherron Collins was
named to the Jordan All-Ameri-
can Classic yesterday. Collins,
a point guard from Chicago,
signed his letter of intent to play
for the Jayhawks in November.
Traditionally, the Jordan Classic
has been surpassed by only the
McDonald’s All-America game in
terms of future Division I players.
Three other Big 12 commits were
selected to play in the game.
Downs offcially playing
for Gonzaga
Gonzaga University sports
information director Oliver Pierce
said Tuesday that former Kansas
guard Micah Downs was practic-
ing with the Bulldogs. Downs
was seen on the bench during
Gonzaga’s game against Saint
Mary’s Monday night.
Former Illinois coordina-
tor hired as assistant
Former Illinois defensive coor-
dinator Mike Mallory was hired
to become Kansas’ new lineback-
ers coach, Kansas coach Mark
Mangino announced yesterday.
Mallory spent fve years with
Illinois, three of which were with
the team’s secondary and two
were as defensive coordinator
and linebackers coach.
Prior to his stint at Illinois he
coached at Maryland and North-
ern Illinois.
Mallory replaces former co-de-
fensive coordinator and lineback-
ers coach Dave Doeren, who left
for Wisconsin in January.
“Mike is a highly respected
coach that brings a wealth of
knowledge and experience to our
staff,” Mangino said. “He is a per-
fect ft for our young linebackers
and defensive scheme. We are
very pleased to have Mike join
our coaching staff.”
Mallory played four seasons
at Michigan and was an all Big 10
selection twice
By Eric JorgEnsEn
Kansanstaff writer
Something never before seen
in Allen Fieldhouse could happen
this fall: Nick Collison could block
Kirk Hinrich’s shot.
The former University of Kansas
basketball players are slated to play
opposite each other in an NBA
preseason game tentatively sched-
uled for Oct. 15 in the feldhouse.
Hinrich and Collison currently
play for the Chicago Bulls and the
Seattle SuperSonics, respectively.
Hinrich’s Bulls and Collison’s
SuperSonics are negotiating a
contract with the Athletics De-
partment to fnalize the players’
The Bulls are calling the mar-
keting shots because the game is
considered a Bulls home game.
The Bulls invited the Super-
Sonics to be the opponents at
that game to unite Collison and
Hinrich on their former home
court, Jeff Wohlschlaeger, Bulls
representative said. The Bulls
last played in the feldhouse in
“It was hugely successful,”
Wohlschlaeger said. “The number
one reason we’re doing this is to
bring Kirk back.”
Wohlschlaeger said the Bulls
would work with local television
and radio stations to get the word
out and get fans to the game.
Ticket prices, availability of tick-
ets to students and other game day
issues were still being worked out,
Wohlschlaeger said. He expected
an agreement to be reached be-
tween the Bulls and the depart-
ment soon.
Watching the Kansas basket-
ball legends in person at their old
stomping grounds could be a rare
opportunity that fans won’t plan
on missing.
“I will defnitely go,” Chris Rob-
erts, Merriam senior, said. “It will
be cool to see the two play against
each other.”
What would the reaction be if
Collison blocked Hinrich’s shot?
“There would be cheers,” Molly
Mulholland, Overland Park senior,
She also said there might be a
few laughs.
The two players playing togeth-
er again in the feldhouse could
conjure a slew of feelings for the
players and fans alike. Hinrich
and Collison both hail from Iowa,
played together at the University
and graduated together in 2003.
“I think it will be emotional for
them,” Liz Scheibler, Overland
Park senior, said. “It would be in-
teresting to see them go against
each other.”
Roberts, Mulholland and
Scheibler are all members of
the last graduating class to be
enrolled at the University with
Collison and Hinrich, which
makes them part of the last class
to have seen the two former Jay-
hawks play in the feldhouse.
Jim Marchiony, associate athlet-
ics director, said he thought the po-
tential match-up would be a treat
for all Kansas fans.
“It will be great for the fans.
You’d be hard pressed to fnd two
more beloved KU ex-players than
those two. From a fan’s standpoint,
it will be great,” Marchiony said.
Jersey Retirement:
Last season’s Big 12 Player of
the Year, frst-team All-American
and former KU basketball player
Wayne Simien will not have his jer-
sey retired this season.
Simien, currently with the
NBA’s Miami Heat, is eligible un-
der department protocol to have
his number retired.
Marchiony said Simien’s jersey
would eventually hang in the feld-
house rafters.
“We’re going to institute a
fve-year waiting period,” Mar-
chiony said. “It will mean more
to the former student athlete
and to the fans if there is a wait-
ing period.”
— Edited by Cynthia Hernandez
NBA to come to KU
Former Kansas forward Nick Collison, right, of the Seattle SuperSonics,
fouls Charlotte Bobcats guard Raymond Felton Monday.
Name: Don
Class: Senior
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 200
High School:
Blue Valley
Quick Hits: Team Captain;
four saves shy of team career
record; named to the National
Collegiate Baseball Writers As-
sociation Stopper of the Year
Award watch list.
Name: Nick
Class: Fresh-
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 195
High School: Blue Valley West
Quick hits: Recruited by
Wichita State, Nebraska,
Oklahoma State, Missouri
and Kansas State; played
for the USA Junior National
team last summer.
Name: Sean
Class: Junior
Position: Left-
handed pitcher
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 230
High School:
Lee’s Summit
Quick hits: Team’s return-
ing leader in starts from
last season; played for the
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
of the Cape Cod League
with Ritchie Price last
Name: Preston
Class: Fresh-
Position: Infeld
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 250
High School:
Lee’s Summit
Quick hits: Recruited by
Missouri State, Wichita
State, Arkansas, Illinois
State and Illinois; 2005
Kansas City Star Player of
the Year
Getting to know the brothers
continued from page 1B
“I’d probably go across the
lines before one of the conference
games and beat him up a little bit,”
Don said.
The Land family reunions are
safe for now, but with Sean being
a pitcher and Preston being a po-
sition player, brother vs. brother
match-ups do arise from time to
time and Sean usually comes out
on top.
“Older brother always wins,”
Sean said.
Preston conceded that his older
brother owned the head-to-head
“I’m like one for six against him,
or something like that, with a cou-
ple strikeouts,” Preston said.
Both being pitchers, the Czyz
brothers said they didn’t worry
about getting hits off each other.
Instead, they like to imagine Don
coming into a ballgame that Nick
started, with a chance to seal a vic-
tory for the Jayhawks.
“Hopefully we can do it this year
because after this year, he’s not go-
ing to be around any more,” Nick
said. “It’s defnitely a possibility.”
— Edited by Lindsey St. Clair
4B The UniversiTy Daily Kansan weDnesDay, feBrUary 8, 2006 sporTs
By Chris Newmarker
the AssociAted Press
EWING, N.J. — Wayne
Gretzky’s wife and about a half-
dozen NHL players placed bets
— but not on hockey — with a
nationwide sports gambling ring
fnanced by Phoenix Coyotes
assistant coach Rick Tocchet,
authorities said Tuesday.
Gretzky, hockey’s great-
est player, is in his frst season
coaching the Coyotes and is a
part-owner of the team.
Actress-wife Janet Jones was
among those implicated, two
law enforcement offcials told
The Associated Press, speaking
on condition of anonymity be-
cause no bettors have been pub-
licly identifed.
State police Col. Rick Fuen-
tes said an investigation into
the New Jersey-based ring dis-
covered the processing of more
than 1,000 wagers, exceeding
$1.7 million, on professional
and college sports, mostly foot-
ball and basketball.
The developments came at
a sensitive time for the NHL,
which is trying to win back
fans after a season-long lock-
out and just days before many
of its best players will show-
case their talent at the Turin
Tocchet was served with a
criminal complaint Monday and
was expected to travel from his
Arizona home to answer charg-
es of promoting gambling, mon-
ey laundering and conspiracy,
Fuentes said.
“It’s not a hockey-related is-
sue, it’s a football thing. And at
this time I can’t comment any
further,” Tocchet said after the
Coyotes practiced Tuesday.
Gretzky said Tocchet would
be on the bench for Tuesday
night’s home game against Chi-
cago, and it would be “business
as usual.”
“Everyone in the world is
innocent until proven guilty,”
Gretzky said. “He’s a great guy
and a good friend. He’s just go-
ing through a tough time right
now, obviously, and we’ve got
to let it run its course. It’s a
situation that’s obviously a con-
cern for the organization at this
Gretzky did not comment
about his wife, and did not re-
turn a call from the AP.
Tocchet acknowledged that a
New Jersey state trooper arrest-
ed in connection with the gam-
bling ring case is his friend. Toc-
chet said he would cooperate
with the investigation but didn’t
answer when asked if he’d sur-
render to authorities.
“We understand that Mr.
Tocchet’s conduct in no way
involved betting on hockey,”
NHL deputy commissioner Bill
Daly said. “And, while betting
on football or other sports may
be the pervasive issue, it in no
way justifes poor judgment or
otherwise alleged inappropriate
Authorities said Tocchet and
state police Trooper James Har-
ney were partners in the opera-
tion, with the ex-NHL forward
providing the fnancing.
“Tocchet received illegal
sports bets from wagers and
funneled money back to New
Jersey,” Fuentes said.
Tocchet, one of three asso-
ciate coaches on the Coyotes’
staff, took over the head coach-
ing duties for 10 days in Decem-
ber while Gretzky was with his
dying mother.
The 41-year-old Tocchet
played 18 years with six teams,
including three seasons with the
Coyotes from 1997-00. He is
one of only two players in NHL
history to collect 400 goals and
2,000 penalty minutes.
Tocchet was a fan favorite
during his two stints with the
Flyers (1984-92, 2000-02). Fly-
ers star center Peter Forsberg
on Tuesday described Tocchet
as “a good guy, a funny guy.”
“I think everybody is sur-
prised,” Forsberg said. “It’s
definitely not good for the
sport to hear something like
Flyers forward Simon
Gagne played briefly with
Tocchet in Philadelphia and
called him “one of the best
guys I knew.”
Harney, 40, was arrested
Monday and has been suspend-
ed from the force. The eight-year
police veteran was charged in an
arrest warrant with offcial mis-
conduct, promoting gambling,
money laundering and conspir-
acy. Another man accused of
taking bets is James Ulmer, 40,
who was charged with promot-
ing gambling, money laundering
and conspiracy.
Both men were free after
posting 10 percent of their bail.
Harney had $100,000 bail; Ul-
mer had $50,000 bail. The two
men were expected to be ar-
raigned in state Superior Court
in Burlington County within
two weeks.
Craig Mitnick, a lawyer rep-
resenting Harney, said his client
hadn’t decided whether to con-
test the charges in court.
By stepheN wilsoN
the AssociAted Press
TURIN, Italy — International
Olympic Committee president
Jacques Rogge urged govern-
ments to speed up approval of
global anti-doping rules before
the Turin Games open on Fri-
Speaking at the opening cer-
emony of the IOC’s annual ses-
sion Tuesday, Rogge expressed
concern at the “very slow rate”
of acceptance of the World Anti-
Doping Code.
The code, adopted by all
Olympic sports federations, sets
out uniform rules and sanctions
for all sports and countries in
the fght against performance-
enhancing drugs.
“We express the hope that the
governments who have prom-
ised to adopt the code by the
frst day of the Olympic Games
will accelerate their efforts,”
Rogge said.
The doping code was incor-
porated in a treaty approved
by UNESCO member states in
October. However, the accord
doesn’t formally go into force
until at least 30 member govern-
ments ratify it.
So far, only seven countries
have signed — Australia, New
Zealand, Canada, Denmark,
Sweden, Norway and Monaco.
World Anti-Doping Agency
spokesman Frederic Donze said
other governments are expect-
ed to ratify the code in coming
weeks and months.
WADA and the IOC had
hoped enough governments
would have signed up by the end
of December for the conven-
tion to be in place for the Turin
Olympics. But Donze said the
lack of approval doesn’t affect
the stringent anti-doping rules
being applied at the games.
Rogge said the IOC will con-
duct 1,200 drug tests in Turin,
a 72 percent increase over the
number in Salt Lake City four
years ago. The IOC is using sys-
tematic blood tests for the frst
time and saving doping samples
for eight years.
“For the thousands of athletes
who compete cleanly and fairly,
we have a duty to put in place
the strongest measures to trap
the small minority who cheat,”
Rogge said.
On other issues, Rogge
praised Turin organizers and
said the IOC expects games
marked by “Olympic magic and
Italian passion.”
He thanked international
federations for helping to im-
prove judging and refereeing
standards, and warned offcials
to guard against the danger of
betting in sports.
“We owe it to ourselves and
our event to ensure that such
activities are contained within
the appropriate framework and
do not have an adverse impact
on our values or undermine the
credibility of the competition,”
Rogge said.
His comments came as U.S.
authorities investigated alle-
gations that Phoenix Coyotes
assistant coach Rick Tocchet
fnanced a nationwide sports
gambling ring in which about a
half-dozen current NHL play-
ers placed bets — but not on
Tocchet, a former NHL star,
was served with a criminal
complaint Monday on charges
of promoting gambling, money
laundering and conspiracy, au-
thorities said.
“It’s an international prob-
lem, it’s not just the NHL,” Rog-
ge said. “There is a lot of betting
where there is an infuence on
sports results ... There is a dan-
ger that competitions be ma-
nipulated because the ones who
put a bet then bribe the athletes
or the referees.”
t winter olympics t nhl
Betting puts players on thin ice
Pro athletes make bad gamble
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Push
might come to shove if you’re not care-
ful. Others don’t understand why you
are acting in such a manner. Why not
worry less and enjoy more? Listen to
your instincts, and you will come out

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You
have a lot to say, but others might need
to adjust their thinking in order to get
the sense of your words. You are able to
help others manifest more of what they
want. Learn to relate to others on the
level they are at.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Use
the morning to forge ahead on an im-
portant project. By the afternoon, you
could become entrenched in a fnancial
decision. Get feedback from someone
in the know. You might not have all the
answers -- yet!

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH
You are personality-plus as the day
becomes later. Try to read between
the lines with an associate who could
be diffcult or contentious. You know
what works. Do just that. Seek out new

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Know
when to be the observer and not the
lead actor. Tap into your creativity for
answers. Work closely with an as-
sociate, though let this person feel in
control. Lie back.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You
might want to think before you leap.
Though many ideas run past you this
morning, in the afternoon, you naturally
choose the right direction at the right
time. Others suddenly become chat-
terboxes in the next few days.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Do
research in the morning, when facts
seem to appear more easily. You need
to do this in order to get a job done
well. Think in terms of making a greater
impact on others. You have what it

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH
You might want to carefully think
through a question. Your imagination
starts to work overtime. You are able
to detach and gain another perspec-
tive. You feel much better than you
have recently.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH
Others run with the ball. You might
attempt to encourage someone to try
another approach. Expect to be frus-
trated, for now. In the afternoon, try a
more individualized approach; you will
greet success!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH
Clear out as much work as you can.
You could be frustrated by a personal
matter. Perhaps your convictions are
off. Hold up a mirror and do some
heavy thinking. Feedback comes your

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You
might want to think about an engaging
investment or fnancial risk. You also
could jump knee-deep into a situation
that you could shake your head at later.
Think positively. Focus on work, if you

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are coming from a point of stability.
Think carefully about what you want
and need. Verbalizing it is the frst step.
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By Connor Ennis
TURIN, Italy — Bode Mill-
er reached up with a fnger to
scratch his temple, setting off a
furry of shutter clicks.
On a day when the outspo-
ken skier was fanked by fve of
his U.S. Alpine teammates at a
news conference, that little mo-
ment illustrated just how much
focus is on Miller heading into
the Turin Olympics.
“It’s to be expected,” Ted
Ligety said. “If you’re the best,
you deserve the most attention
for what you’re doing.”
Miller didn’t say anything
Tuesday that he hasn’t said be-
He believes athletes are pun-
ished for speaking their minds;
one of the reasons he won’t be
staying at the athletes’ village
at the Olympics is he doesn’t
think it’s a “healthy living en-
vironment”; and he’s got mixed
feelings regarding the U.S. Ski
and Snowboard team’s motto
of “Best in the World!”
But he was undoubtedly
himself, something that has
won him plenty of admirers
— and more than his share of
criticism over the past year.
His comments disparaging
anti-doping regulations created
a stir earlier this season, but he
became the focus of controver-
sy after a “60 Minutes” inter-
view in which he said “if you
ever tried to ski when you’re
wasted, it’s not easy.”
And last month, he suggest-
ed in an interview with Rolling
Stone that Barry Bonds and
Lance Armstrong took perfor-
mance-enhancing drugs.
Miller later said the inter-
view was “pretty warped” and
took the quotes out of con-
“I don’t want to sound ar-
rogant, but none of this both-
ers me very much,” Miller said.
“I’m not caught by surprise. I
would be lying if I said I had
massive regrets about the
things I’ve said.”
Regrets or not, the comments
have certainly brought plenty
of attention Miller’s way.
He shared the dais at the
news conference with Ligety,
Daron Rahlves, Marco Sul-
livan, Scott Macartney and
Steve Nyman.
When the assembled media
was allowed to ask questions,
however, none were asked of
the other skiers — except for
one question which was direct-
ed to both Rahlves and Miller.
At one point, the mod-
erator broke in to ask several
questions of the other team
members before questioning
was opened up again and all
queries were again directed at
Miller, who left before report-
ers had a chance to speak to
him in smaller groups.
“Glad you guys are willing
to mix up the questions,” Mill-
er joked at one point.
Miller’s Alpine teammates
say they don’t mind that he’s
become the public face.
“As far as the media stuff is
concerned, he’s gotten a lot of
play, a lot of (magazine) cov-
ers,” said Rahlves, a medal
contender in downhill, super-G
and giant slalom. “That’s good
for our sport. To me, it’s not
really a big issue of me getting
all the press. It’s more like try-
ing to get our sport some press,
to get people to know what’s
coming up. ... What it comes
down to, ultimately, is who’s
going to be skiing faster.”
Miller and Rahlves both
have guaranteed spots in the
downhill on Feb. 12 in Sestri-
ere, the frst Alpine race of the
Turin Games.
Miller recently took a week
off from World Cup competi-
tion, traveling to Dubai to play
golf with his brother.
The reigning overall World
Cup champion, Miller hasn’t
been as impressive this sea-
son and is currently third in
the overall standings with 748
points, 317 behind frst-place
Benjamin Raich. He shrugged
off any talk that his perfor-
mance was disappointing.
“I’ve met my goals as ef-
fectively this year as I did last
year,” he said.
When it comes to the motto
— and the team’s focus on win-
ning medals — Miller is of two
He believes the skiers on
the team are focused on being
the best in the world, but that
others in the organization, in-
cluding coaches and adminis-
trators, need to make the same
Just declaring as much, Mill-
er said, isn’t enough.
“We’re not the ones making
policy,” said Miller, character-
izing the motto as a “clever
marketing twist.”
Miller has often said the
traditional spoils of winning,
whether it’s medals or money,
don’t mean much to him. With
big-time sponsors such as Nike
behind him,
Miller still says his satisfac-
tion comes from performing to
the best of his abilities, rather
than defeating opponents or
making millions of dollars.
“You don’t see me up here
with bling diamonds on and a
fur coat wrapped around me,”
Miller said. “My most expen-
sive car is probably less than
your most expensive car.”
Rebellious skier poised for competition
t Winter olympics
U.S. Olympic
Alpine Ski team
member Bode
Miller speaks to
the media dur-
ing a press con-
ference for the
U.S. Alpine Ski
team in Turin,
Italy, Tuesday.
The Turin 2006
Winter Olympic
Games open
Bode Miller
ready to win,
but questions
rules, norms
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Around the Big 12
at a glance
last time out
player to watch
5 quick facts
looking ahead
key to victory
at a glance
last time out
player to watch
5 quick facts
looking ahead
key to victory
Kansas vs. Nebraska, Jayhawk TV
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Devaney Center
Big Red hope to cool down red hot ’Hawks
The Kansas offense had an off day during
Sunday’s one-point victory against Oklahoma,
scoring just 59 points and struggling to fnd any
consistency until the last 10 minutes. Nebraska,
however, is not a team that prides itself on de-
fense the way Oklahoma does. Kansas dominated
Nebraska offensively during the frst meeting in
January, scoring 96 points in a game that was
never in doubt. Freshman guard Brandon Rush
led the team in scoring, along with senior guard
Jeff Hawkins, against the Huskers last time in
Lawrence. Look for Rush to do the same tonight in
Lincoln, Neb.
Holding a team to just eight points in the fnal
ten minutes of a basketball game is impressive,
and that’s exactly what Kansas did to Oklahoma
on Sunday. The timely defense enabled the Jay-
hawks to get back into the game. Kansas should
see more of its stifing defense, which is holding
opponents to less than 40 percent shooting on a
regular basis.
The last time Nebraska and Kansas met on the
court, Nebraska managed only 54 points, and
struggled to get into an offensive fow. The 54
points were 13 below the team’s season average.
Nebraska center Aleks Maric scored 12 points, and
freshman guard Jamel White came off the bench to
add 10 points. Both Nebraska’s leading scorers, Wes
Wilkinson and Jason Dourisseau, had quiet games
against Kansas the frst time. Lately Wilkinson
has improved, averaging 15 points the past three
Nebraska’s defense struggled in the earlier
game against Kansas. The Cornhuskers’ guards
had trouble keeping up. Kansas shot 11-18 from
three-point distance last game. Senior guard Jeff
Hawkins and freshman guard Brandon Rush each
had 17 points. Kansas shot 59.7 percent against
Nebraska, which shot 29 percent. Nebraska is
allowing 64.2 points per game, thirty points less
than what the team gave up against Kansas in the
frst meeting.
It has been a season of
ups and downs for Nebraska,
especially since entering
conference play. Nebraska
started the conference season
2-0, with victories against
Oklahoma and Kansas State,
then lost three games in a row
against Iowa State, Kansas and
Nebraska continued its win-
ning ways, beating Baylor at
home by 15 points. Nebraska
held Baylor to just 32 per-
cent shooting overall, and 20
percent shooting in the second
half. Baylor hit only fve shots
in the second half.
Wes Wilkinson. The senior
forward was extremely quiet
the frst game, scoring only
three points. Wilkinson has put
together solid games since then,
and will be ready to try to get
some revenge against Kansas
on his home court. Wilkinson is a
deadly three-point shooter, and
if Kansas gives him any room,
he will not hesitate to shoot.
13-2 — Nebraska’s record
at the Devaney Center this
9.8 — Sophomore Joe Mc-
Cray’s scoring average before
being dismissed from the
56 — Turnovers for Douris-
seau this the season, to just 32
17-62 — Nebraska’s shooting
chart against Kansas last time,
a 27-percent average.
24 — Nebraska turnovers last
game against Kansas, com-
pared to only six assists.
A victory against Kansas
would be huge for Nebraska.
It would create a four-team
tie for second place with
Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado
and Oklahoma. A loss would
bring the team back to reality
before starting a very diffcult
stretch of its schedule. After
Kansas, Nebraska will travel
to Austin, Texas, and Ames,
Iowa, to play in two of the
tougher environments in the
Shooting. Nebraska is
capable of hitting a lot of
shots and playing tough, bor-
ing defense. If Nebraska can
hit shots early and maintain
confdence, that will turn into
tough defense. Missed shots
could lead to fast-break points
for Kansas.
Kansas, winners of five
straight, is one of the hot-
test teams in the NCAA,
but the victories have
not brought the team the
national recognition it has
seen in past seasons. Fresh-
man guard Brandon Rush
continues to shoulder the
majority of the offensive
load for Kansas, so look for
him to do the same tonight
in Lincoln, Neb.
Kansas came back from
a 16-point deficit with 10
minutes remaining to top
Oklahoma 59-58 Sunday in
Allen Fieldhouse. The vic-
tory was the Jayhawks’ fifth
straight and 12th in their
last 14 games.
Freshman forward Julian
Wright. Wright exploded for
key dunks and key rebounds
against Oklahoma, scoring
14 points and pulling down
eight rebounds. His versa-
tility makes him one of the
unique post players in the
country, and he will need
another solid output to have
Kansas get its sixth straight
2 — Number of times Brandon
Rush has been named Big 12
Newcomer of the Week.
5 — Consecutive victories for
Kansas, vaulting the team into
second place in the confer-
8 — Turnovers by Mario
Chalmers against Oklahoma.
14.8 — Rush’s points per game
for the season.
1 — Number of Kansas players
averaging 10 or more points
per game (Rush).
Kansas is in the thick of the
Big 12 Championship race, just
one game behind frst-place
Texas. If Kansas can continue
its winning ways, a match-up
with Texas at the end of the
month may decide who wins
the title.
Avoiding the hangover.
Sunday’s victory was an emo-
tional one, and Self needs
to have his players ready
for a conference road game
tonight. The team needs to
forget about Sunday’s win
and focus on earning another
one, which would help it con-
tinue its quest for a confer-
ence title.
Colorado at Texas A&M
When: Tonight, 6
Where: College Station, Texas
Colorado aims to return to its winning ways.
The Buffaloes were in second place in the Big
12 Conference at 5-2 before losing on the road
to Iowa State Sunday. The team still managed
to stay ranked No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today
Coaches Poll. Sophomore guard Richard Roby,
who is averaging 18.1 points per game, leads
Colorado. Texas A&M comes into the game after
a tough loss at Texas. The Aggies played hard
and made it close down the stretch, before star
forward Joseph Jones fouled out with 31 points.
The Aggies have been struggling lately, and a
victory against the Buffaloes would raise their
confdence a bit before they play the Cowboys
on Saturday.
Iowa State at Kansas State
When: Tonight, 6:30
Where: Manhattan
Iowa State comes into the game after a
strong performance against Colorado at home.
Curtis Stinson had a triple-double and was
named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week.
Rahshon Clark also had a career day, scoring 24
points and grabbing 14 rebounds. The victory
moved Iowa State to 14-7 on the season and 4-4
in conference play. Kansas State aims to end its
struggles, having lost three in a row. The team
will be without head coach Jim Wooldridge,
who will undergo neck surgery and be unable
to coach the Wildcats. Kansas State strives to
get closer to .500 in the league as it sits at 3-5.
Oklahoma at Oklahoma St.
When: Tonight, 8
Where: Stillwater, Okla.
Bitter rivals face off as Oklahoma will try
to rebound from a devastating one-point loss
at Kansas. Oklahoma led most of the game
before Kansas came back in the fnal eight
minutes. Oklahoma still managed to stay in
the rankings despite the loss to Kansas and
will look to keep its chances of winning the
Big 12 Championship alive. Oklahoma State
got back to its winning ways when it won on
the road at Kansas State last weekend. The
Cowboys beat the Wildcats by two points and
had three players score in double fgures, led
by Jameson Curry with 12 points.
Bill Self found a way to
keep his team motivated
during a game that ap-
peared to be over for the
Jayhawks Sunday. Self’s
squad kept its poise and
pulled out its most improb-
able victory this season.
Self has had Kansas pre-
pared for each road game
it has played this season,
going 3-1 in conference
play away from Allen
Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks
will need that to continue
tonight if they hope to stay
in the running for a confer-
ence championship.
Nebraska coach Barry
Collier has already had his
ups and downs this season.
Nebraska is 5-3 in confer-
ence play. If it can continue
its hot play, Nebraska could
earn a berth in the NCAA
Tournament. This feat has
never been accomplished
under Collier, who has a
1-10 record against Kansas.
The only victory occurred
two years ago at Nebraska.
Collier has produced only
one team that has played
postseason, his 2004 squad
that qualifed for the NIT
— Ryan Colaianni
— Daniel Berk