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monday, august 14, 2006
Vol. 117 issue 1
By Matt EldEr
The shufing of students replaced
the sound of hammers as Hashinger
Hall reopened Sunday. Afer $13 mil-
lion in renovations, students began
moving into the hall for the frst time
in a year.
Diana Hall, Horton senior, lived
in Hashinger before the renovations
and moved back again Sunday.
I wouldnt live anywhere else, she
said. Tis is home.
Diana Robertson, interim director
of the Department of Student Hous-
ing, said she thought the result was
one both the University and the stu-
dents would enjoy.
Its got a renewed life now, she
said. It had been nearly 40 years old,
and hopefully has another 40.
Te renovated hall now houses
a larger performance theater with a
raised roof and extended walls, and
relocated studio and practice space.
Hashinger will also have a new din-
ing facility on its south end with out-
door patio space and Pulse, a cofee
shop. Pulse will have open mic nights
with poetry and live music. Both will
open Aug. 21.
Robertson said that while con-
struction would continue through
the next few weeks, students
shouldnt be bothered by the com-
While the hall does present sever-
al eye-catching changes, the majority
of renovations occurred within its
walls. Robertson cites the buildings
infrastructure as the most signifcant
We gutted everything, she said.
Everythings brand new.
Each room in the hall will now
have its own sink for the frst time
in Hashingers history. Hashinger
will also have several single rooms
throughout the building. In the past,
only doubles were available to stu-
Were keeping that Hash feel,
Robertson said. Hashinger has al-
ways had a unique community and
unique culture. Its a special place.
Kansan staf writer Matt Elder can be
contacted at
Edited by Jodi Ann Holopirek
By KiM lynch
Reports that differential tuition
could be added to the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences as soon as
the 2007-08 school year may be pre-
mature, a CLAS official said.
Joseph Steinmetz, the recently
arrived dean of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, said development of a stra-
tegic plan must come before a deci-
sion could be made to proceed with
a differential tuition plan for the
A differential tuition propos-
al would have to be developed by
March 1, 2007, so it could be pre-
sented to the Board of Regents at its
May meeting, Lindy Eakin, vice pro-
vost for administration and finance,
previously said. The proposal would
also need to have student support to
be submitted to the Regents.
These constraints make it unlikely
that the proposal could be devel-
oped by the deadline, presented to
students and reviewed in time to be
given to the Regents for the 2007-08
school year.
Differential tuition is an addi-
tional fee per credit hour taken, in
addition to tuition, paid directly to
the school or college that offers a par-
ticular course. The amount students
pay depends on which school they
are enrolled in.
The college proposed a differen-
tial tuition plan during the 2004-05
school year, but the measure failed
when students balked at the idea.
Steinmetz is interested in look-
ing into differential tuition, but only
after the strategic plan is complete
can differential tuition be seriously
examined, he said.
Differential tuition, along with
funds from private donors and the
state, are potential sources of addi-
tional funds. I think it is prudent at
this point to look at all options for
increased funding, Steinmetz said.
Kansan staf writer Kim lynch can
be contacted at klynch@kansan.
Edited by Brett Bolton
campus entertainment
student housing
Welcome to the world of You
New Web site genre lets users post videos, gains following at KU
others made
to answer for
NCAA violations
Hashinger receives face lift, retains former charm
Diferential tuition not a certainty
New dean: Various sources of potential new funding must be researched
By courtnEy hagEn
Move over Facebook, step aside
MySpace: a new online communi-
ty called YouTube is increasing in
popularity. The Web site is joined by
other online video sharing sites such
as Google video and Yahoo video.
The sites slogan, Broadcast
Yourself, beckons people to create
and post homemade videos. Within
seconds of signing on viewers can
watch anything from music video to
clips of a users cat to segments from
their favorite television shows.
KU students are joining the mil-
lions worldwide who are visiting the
site to see funny, embarassing or
interesting videos. The site is chang-
ing the scope of the media by putting
creative control of the content in the
hands of the users, whether they are
professionals or amateurs. This inter-
active video aspect has set YouTube
apart from other social community
sites, like MySpace or Facebook, and
has enticed the University to take
advantage of the site.
Daniel Toy, a 2004 graduate
from Wichita, said the varied and
user-friendly site caught his atten-
tion after he learned about it from
The videos are so random, Toy
said. You can find videos of just
about anything you search for, and
you actually get to see how odd
some people can be and how far
they will go for attention. If I need
a good laugh I can usually find it on
Student employees are going
to work happier this year. An
increase in all student wages
guarantees them a
base pay of $7 an hour.
sports take
to a new level
this fall.
University welcomes students back
and provides services for new stu-
dents with Hawk Week.
Anna Faltermeier/KANSAN
Students and parents move belongings into Hashinger Hall Sunday afternoon. Hash-
inger reopened this year after being closed a year for renovations. See page 3A for
more on move-in day.
These pictures are stills from videos found on YouTube. (top) Brandon Davis and
Paris Hilton giggle drunkenly as they trade Lindsay Lohan jokes. (bottom) Junior
forward Darnell Jackson celebrates the Jayhawks Big 12 Championship victory
by cutting down the net.
Youtube.Com video liNks
By ryan SchnEidEr
BalTimoRe A little more
than eight hours after march-
ing into a meeting room at the
Tremont Hotel to discuss viola-
tions of NCAA rules, a group of
Kansas officials emerged looking
stonefaced and serious.
What exactly went on
behind those doors will remain
unknown for what Chancellor
Robert Hemenway described as
at least five to seven more weeks,
but what will transpire once a
decision is reached is now more
Attorney Rick Evrard said that
the University will be notified
that the NCAA has reached a
decision 48 hours before it is
made public. Within 24 hours,
the University will be made
aware of the decision. Finally, a
press conference will be sched-
uled to make the NCAAs deci-
sion public.
While what was said at the
meeting is being held close to
the vest, some information can
be gleaned from the reactions of
various meeting participants.
The hearing began at 8 a.m.
Participants took breaks every
few hours. Following an hour-
long break for lunch, the meeting
resumed and was said to be mov-
ing quickly.
All did not seem as well later
in the afternoon, however. An
unidentified official with the
NCAA, who was asked how the
meeting was progressing, sighed
and shook her head. Shortly
thereafter, associate athletics
director Jim Marchiony indicated
the meeting had hit a wall.
The committee took a final
break about 4:30 p.m., but dis-
missed less than half an hour
The hearing moves Kansas
violation case closer to comple-
tion. It remains to be determined
whether self-imposed sanc-
tions would be approved by the
The NCAA is expected to
announce additional sanctions
if any against Kansas by
The Kansas Athletics
Department placed itself on two
years of probation and the foot-
ball and womens basketball pro-
grams had several scholarships
stripped as part of Hemenways
punishment, as reported initially
to the NCAA last summer.
The most serious charge fac-
ing the University is an allegation
of lack of institutional control
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mini car commercial Daniel Toys video of toy cars on wes-
coe Beach
alive tV steven Ringels frst of three videos depicting a day
in the life of a group of roommates.
Paris and Brandon davis: hatred towards Lindsay Lohan
Paris Hilton and Brandon Davis drunkenly insults lindsay lohan
other Video samPLes
super mario Brothers theme guitarist plays the super ma-
rio Brothers theme
reggie Bush high school tape highlights from Reggie
Bushs high school football career
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Tiles await installation on the roof of Danforth Chapel on Saturday. It has now been over fve months since the mircoburst that wreaked much of
campus tore off the roof.
Praying for repair
KSU to research fuel additive
Department of Agriculture funds research to turn vegetation into ethanol
THe ASSociATed PreSS
WICHITA Kansas State University
researcher Bikram Gill imagines a day when the
states annual prairie burns
give way to turning the
unwanted debris into auto-
mobile fuel.
We may harvest the grass
residue and woody brush as
a marketable crop, he said.
This is very exciting.
Such a process is still far
down the road, but Kansas
State took another step for-
ward this week when the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
selected it to take part in a
$5.7 million program look-
ing at other ways to develop
ethanol, an alternative fuel usually made with
Gills group is one of nine projects and will
receive $700,000 to do genetic research on mak-
ing different types of vegetation, such as native
switchgrass, more conducive to being turned
into ethanol.
Scientists know plants
are rich in cellulose, which
is similar to the basic sug-
ars used in making ethanol.
But plants can also be much
tougher to break down than
Plant cell walls have a
very strong bond...which
makes the wall very rigid,
Gill said. We are going to
be looking at the genes of
the cell wall, looking for
ways they can be manipulat-
ed to make that bond easier
to break.
The project, being done in conjunction with
the Noble Foundation in Oklahoma, is almost
the opposite of how Kansas State agriculture
researchers normally work, trying to make crops
more resistant to disease, drought and the cold.
The chemical bonds being targeted in this study
help wheat straw hold heavier heads of grain and
grass stalks stand taller.
Gill said the study likely wont lead to weaker
wheat straw. Instead, researchers can take what
they learn from wheat and apply it to grasses,
where the need to hold heavy grain heads isnt
as important.
Switchgrass, which is a native prairie grass,
is very promising, he said. Its very productive
and grows fast.
Gill stressed that the research, which will be
done in partnership with the Noble Foundation
in Oklahoma, is the first of many steps required
to see if such ethanol production is viable.
Finding the right genes to alter to get what
you want and avoid what you dont want could
take a long time, Gill said.
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Unusual red oak tree
spits out blessed water
artesian spring, a broken
water pipe or an abandoned
Lucille Popes red oak tree
has gurgled water for about
three months, and experts
cant seem to get to the root
of the problem.
Pope, 65, has sought an-
swers from the Texas Forest
Service, the Edwards Aqui-
fer Authority and nurseries.
They have taken pictures
and conducted studies, but
none have arrived at a frm
Lucille Pope has started
to wonder if the water has
special properties. Her in-
surance agent dabbed drops
of the water on a spider bite
and the welt went away, she
I just want to know if it
is a healing tree or blessed
water, she said. Thats
Gods water. Nobody knows
but God.
Man urinates near police
headquarters, arrested
Sometimes when nature
calls, theres no time to
delay, but a Kentucky man
sure picked the wrong spot
for a pit stop.
Michael Ray Hunter, 37,
found out Wednesday night
that the parking lot of the
West Virginia State Police
headquarters in South
Charleston isnt the right
Trooper J.S. Crane just
happened to be walking
nearby as Hunter was reliev-
ing himself.
As Crane approached,
he smelled alcohol. That
discovery led Crane to the
truck where Hunters friend,
James Alan Richardson, 40,
was checking phone mes-
During a search of the
pickup, Crane and another
trooper found a marijuana
pipe and pills for which
Richardson had no prescrip-
Both men were arrested
for public intoxication.
Hunter also is charged
with indecent exposure
and Richardson is charged
with possessing controlled
The AssociatedPress
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the genes of the cell wall, looking
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Researcher, Kansas State University
Move-in DAY
monday, august 14, 2006
Kansan photos by Ryan McGeeney
Clockwise from top left: Tulsa freshman Charley Berry, left, and Overland Park freshman
Stephanie Frankel tow Franels belongings into Hashinger Hall. Berry is a member of the Hall
Orientation Team. HOT volunteers were allowed to move into their dorm rooms Thursday
evening on the condition that they assist other students who would move in Saturday and
Sunday, as well as participate in Rock-a-Hawk tonight at 10 p.m.
Julie Bayliff, Overland Park sophomore, awaits the elevator on the ground foor of Hashinger
Hall on Sunday. As of Sunday, Hashingers total occupancy was reported to be 370. The halls
desk manager, Olathe senior Malakai Edison, said the chaos seemed to be at a minimum as
of mid-afternoon: Hash is not an early-rise kind of place. Id say we havent hit our peak yet.
People have been really cool and enthusiastic.
Cate Crandell, Overland Park freshman, empties her personal belongings into her room in
Templin Hall as she makes one in a series of trips up to her room. Like many KU students
moving into the dorms on Sunday, Crandells parents accompanied her and helped her get
news 4A
monday, august 14, 2006
University proposes tuition plan
By Kim Lynch
A guaranteed base tuition plan
for all incoming 2007 freshmen was
proposed to the Board of Regents by
the University of Kansas at a meet-
ing in May.
No decision was made regarding
the proposal. The Regents wanted
more details on how the guaranteed-
tuition plan would work, said Kip
Peterson, director of Government
Relations & Communications. The
Regents must approve the proposal
before the guaranteed base tuition
plan can go into effect.
Student body president Jason
Boots said the proposal, which was
frst brought to the administration
by 2004 student body president Steve
Munch, would continue to be advo-
Under the proposal, the four-
year guaranteed tuition would only
be available for incoming freshmen.
Other students, including gradu-
ate students and transfer students,
would pay the nonguaranteed tuition
rate for that year, Boots said.
Ben Cartwright, Spokane, Wash.,
graduate student, said the guaran-
teed tuition proposal sounded rea-
sonable because students afected by
the plan would be able to budget for
their college careers.
Under the proposal, freshmen
would pay more during the frst two
years of the plan than the students
paying the nonguaranteed tuition.
During the last two years, those stu-
dents would be paying less than the
nonguaranteed tuition payees.
It is supposed to balance out,
Boots said.
Jenna McMillen, Wichita sopho-
more, said as long as it was balanced
and students were charged equally,
then she was for it.
Te nonguaranteed tuition rate
would be mainly determined by in-
fationary rates, Boots said.
Lindy Eakin, vice provost for ad-
ministration and fnance, said the
proposal would give the University a
recruiting advantage,
A key part of the proposal is the
predictability and stability it will of-
fer incoming freshmen when plan-
ning their fnances for the next four
years, Eakin said.
If a student does not graduate in
four years, he or she will lose the
guaranteed tuition rate and go back
to the nonguaranteed tuiton rate,
Boots said.
Te guaranteed tuition plan
would not be optional for incoming
freshmen, Eakin said.
Kansan staf writer Kim Lynch can
be contacted at klynch@kansan.
Edited by Aly Barland
Renovations at Wescoe
include infll, violations
By Danny Luppino
Amid concerns about air circula-
tion and possible fire code violations
in its lecture halls, Wescoe Hall con-
tinues to undergo renovations on its
south side.
The $3.7 million project, which
got underway in June, is expected to
continue throughout the fall semester
and conclude
in March or
April 2007. In
the meantime,
students can
expect to deal
with minor
di st ract i ons
during classes
in the build-
There will
undoubtedly be noise from time to
time that will be noticeable in class-
rooms in Wescoe, Don Steeples,
vice provost for scholarly support,
He said he was confident, how-
ever, that the noise would not be
enough to disrupt classes. He added
that the entrances and exits to the
building would not be affected by
the construction.
Most of the jackhammer work
was done in the summer, and the
contractor has been instructed to
perform the noisiest activities dur-
ing hours or days when classes are
not in session, Steeples said.
The renovations will lead to the
construction of 70 new offices for
faculty and staff, primarily from the
history and Spanish departments.
Ted Wilson, chairman of the his-
tory department, said members of
his staff were excited by the oppor-
tunity for new office space in a
building that hasnt been a pleasant
place to work. He said they also
looked forward to having the fac-
ulty consolidated in the same office
We will have created a more
attractive atmosphere for faculty and
for students to meet with faculty,
Wilson said. I think the principal
benefit will be for the department
to be coherent in a way that has not
been possible.
Steeples agreed that the reno-
vations would make things more
comfortable for faculty in Wescoe.
He said although the University
of Kansas had
added 100 faculty
members in the
past five years, it
had not added a
building for hous-
ing those faculty
members on the
main campus.
The infill
project will help
alleviate, but not
eliminate, overcrowding, Steeples
As for the fire code violation,
which was not related to the con-
struction, Steeples said the fire
department ordered the closure of
rooms 3139 and 3140 the two
large lecture halls in the building
on Aug. 7 because of concerns about
safe exit routes. He said the closure
was temporary and he expected the
rooms would be available for the
first day of classes on Thursday.
With the air circulation prob-
lem and fire code violation being
addressed, administrators and fac-
ulty are free to look forward to the
results of the renovations, which
could make the so-called ugliest
building on campus a little more
That being said, Steeples said,
when you put lipstick on a pig, you
still have a pig.
Kansan staf writer Danny Lup-
pino can be contacted at dlup-
Edited by Kristen Jarboe
Board of Regents considering a guaranteed tuition plan for 2007 freshmen
That being said, when you put
lipstick on a pig, you still have a
Don Steeples
Vice provost for scholarly support
Naming of space discovery calls defnition of planet into question
By aLicia chanG
LOS ANGELES Our solar sys-
tem is suffering an identity crisis.
For decades, it has consisted of
nine planets, even as scientists debat-
ed whether Pluto really belonged.
Then the recent discovery of an
object larger and farther away than
Pluto threatened to throw this slice
of the cosmos into chaos.
Should this newly found icy rock
known as 2003 UB313 become the
10th planet? Should Pluto be demot-
ed? And what is a planet, anyway?
Ancient cultures regularly revised
their answer to the last question and
present-day scientists arent much
better off: There still is no universal
definition of planet.
That all could soon change, and
with it science textbooks around this
At a 12-day conference beginning
Monday, scientists will conduct a
galactic census of sorts. Among the
possibilities at the meeting of the
International Astronomical Union
in the Czech Republic capital of
Prague: Subtract Pluto or christen
one more planet, and possibly doz-
ens more.
Its time we have a definition,
said Alan Stern, who heads the space
science division of the Southwest
Research Institute of San Antonio.
Its embarrassing to the public that
we as astronomers dont have one.
The debate intensified last sum-
mer when astronomer Michael
Brown of the California Institute
of Technology announced the dis-
covery of a celestial object larger
than Pluto. Like Pluto, it is a mem-
ber of the Kuiper Belt, a mysterious
disc-shaped zone beyond Neptune
containing thousands of comets
and planetary objects. (Brown nick-
named his find Xena after a war-
rior heroine in a cheesy TV series;
pending a formal name, it remains
2003 UB313.)
The Hubble Space Telescope
measured the bright, rocky object
at about 1,490 miles in diameter,
roughly 70 miles longer than Pluto.
At 9 billion miles from the sun, it
is the farthest known object in the
solar system.
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David Guths analogies ranged
from camels to sausages trying
to describe the difficulties he has
scheduling classes each semester.
My personal favorite: Scheduling
is sometimes like working a Rubiks
Cube puzzle wearing a blindfold.
As a non-traditional student, I
understood what he was getting
at. When enrolling for classes this
semester, I discovered that two jour-
nalism classes I needed to take were
only offered at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
the exact times that my 12-year-
old stepdaughter needs to be taken
to and picked up from junior high.
Guth, associate dean of the
School of Journalism, said he sched-
ules classes around faculty and
room availability, while also consid-
ering the needs of students.
I build my schedule around a
very active little girl. As the stay-at-
home parent, I have to weigh many
of my personal decisions against
family responsibilities.
I couldnt take the classes
in question during the summer
because I needed to work full-time.
Families arent cheap.
I didnt want to take a semes-
ter off, either. Ive taken two long
breaks from school in the past. A
third break and I may never finish.
Other nontraditional students
face similar challenges, said Susie
Santee, Lawrence sophomore and
president of the Nontraditional
Student Foundation.
Santee has two children, and this
semester she was unable to take
Math 105, a required class, due to
scheduling conflicts. She said she
hoped to raise awareness of the
challenges nontraditional students
face and the force they represent on
According to the latest statistics
on KUs Web site, in 1999 there
were at least 3,908 nontraditional
students enrolled at the Lawrence
campus, though there may have
been as many as 5,000, about 25
percent of all students.
In addition to scheduling con-
flicts, test taking can also present
challenges. Cory Kelly, West Des
Moines, Iowa, sophomore and non-
traditional student senator, said he
addressed the issue last year because
his Biology 100 class held three
exams during the semester that met
from 8 to 10 p.m. Such tests can
create additional burdens for stu-
dent-parents who may not be able
to obtain or afford childcare during
that time.
Craig Martin, chair of the
department of ecology and evolu-
tionary biology,
said he schedules
biology exams
in the evening to
give students two
hours to work,
rather than the
normal 50-minute
class period.
Martin said
he encouraged
students to attend
the evening tests
and helped them when necessary.
If someone has a legitimate rea-
son, which in the past has included
childcare, then I work with them,
he said.
But while Martin said that he
does make exceptions, he discour-
ages students from missing the test
because the class has about 1,000
students. Once, he told a student
she could bring her child to the test,
which she did.
Kelly said he felt
the evening testing
policy was very
My experience
with faculty and
staff is that were
no different from
a 19-year-old stu-
dent. Its very frus-
trating and were
trying to bring that
to light, said Kelly, an armed forces
To keep me in school and
minimize the impact on our girl,
my fianc and I think weve made
arrangements so that we can all
survive the semester without too
many problems. For instance, there
is an after-school program available
at my stepdaughters junior high
that she can attend until I am done
with class.
I dont expect Guth or anyone
else to rearrange an entire schedule
just because I have a conflict. But I
do ask that administrators, faculty
and students remember that non-
traditional students are here, and
that we make up a sizeable portion
of the student body. We represent
more students than the Greek com-
munity and student-athletes com-
Were here. Just keep that in
Farr is a Scott City senior in
A nontraditional student
is a parent of dependent
is married,
commutes 10 or more
miles to campus
is a veteran,
is three or more years older
than classmates
For those students who were
gone over the summer, you may
have missed the bad news: The
Crossing, 618 W, 12th St., wont be
with us much longer.
Manhattan attorney Robert
Pottroff bought the property that
houses The Crossing on June 19.
Less than two weeks later, Pottroff,
along with Jeff and Kathy Morrow,
property owners of Head Rush,
622 W. 12th St., and Yello Sub, 624
W.12th St., submitted a proposal
to the Lawrence/Douglas County
planning office to radically alter the
corner of 12th and Indiana streets
where the three businesses are
located. In their place, the group
plans to erect a five-story mixed-use
commercial and residential build-
ing. The 34,000-square-foot com-
plex will house 15 condominiums,
three businesses and a two-story
underground parking garage.
Needless to say, it will be an
eyesore. The buildings vapid glass
and brick design is unwelcoming;
the property as a whole will seem
artificial and out of place among
the neighborhoods old houses and
apartment buildings. It will rival
some buildings on campus in size.
Unfortunately, these architectural
shortcomings are only part of a
larger problem: the gentrification of
Lawrence, particularly those areas
where students live and congregate.
The Hobbs Taylor Lofts, 750 New
Hampshire, have already blighted
downtown; now its campus turn. In
this scheme, money trumps tradi-
tion and the bottom line is all that
Aside from a few buildings on
campus, the history of The Crossing
and its relationship with KU is
unparalleled. Known as the Rock
Chalk Caf when it opened in 1923,
the business has weathered five
name changes and multiple own-
ers, remaining one of Lawrences
favorite student hangouts through
it all. Its hard to imagine students
getting together to sit on hard
plastic benches near a tawdry little
The Crossing and its predeces-
sors have been more than just bars
they have been this universitys
cultural barometer. In the 1950s,
the Caf was a favorite hangout of
the citys Beats; literary giants Alan
Ginsburg and William S. Burroughs
are rumored to have made at least
one appearance there. In subsequent
years, the bar alternately drew hip-
pies and punks. Though currently
a favorite of the greek community,
everyone is still welcome to drop by
on lazy Monday afternoons.
This summer, an online peti-
tion to save The Crossing collected
4,700 signatures, a significant
amount but one thats ultimately
meaningless. Signatures arent mea-
sured in dollars.
Nothing will happen to The
Crossing in the near term. The
design plans need to be approved
and other requirements fulfilled
before construction can begin
on the new building. But The
Crossings days are numbered.
When its gone, Lawrence and KU
will have lost something special.
dave Ruigh, for the Editorial
Contributed photo
This artists rendering shows the preliminary development plan for 12th and Indiana Streets, current home to The Crossing, Yello Sub and Head Rush.
This semester, we have chosen to
run our nations Bill of Rights in the
first issue of the new school year, and
we hope all future Kansan editors
will do the same. We stand behind
each amendment, particularly the
first, and encourage all students to
become familiar with this important
document. Many other newspapers
print the Bill of Rights each year
on the Fourth of July; weve chosen
today to set the tone for this semester
at the Kansan.

amendment i
Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of reli-
gion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right
of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the government for
a redress of grievances.
amendment ii
A well-regulated militia, being
necessary to the security of a free
state, the right of the people to
keep and bear arms, shall not be
amendment iii
No soldier shall, in time of peace
be quartered in any house, without
the consent of the owner, nor in
time of war, but in a manner to be
prescribed by law.
amendment iV
The right of the people to be
secure in their persons, houses,
papers, and effects, against unrea-
sonable searches and seizures, shall
not be violated, and no warrants
shall issue, but upon probable cause,
supported by oath or affirmation,
and particularly describing the place
to be searched, and the persons or
things to be seized.
amendment V
No person shall be held to
answer for a capital, or otherwise
infamous crime, unless on a pre-
sentment or indictment of a grand
jury, except in cases arising in the
land or naval forces, or in the mili-
tia, when in actual service in time
of war or public danger; nor shall
any person be subject for the same
offense to be twice put in jeopardy
of life or limb; nor shall be com-
pelled in any criminal case to be
a witness against himself, nor be
deprived of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law; nor
shall private property be taken for
public use, without just compensa-
amendment Vi
In all criminal prosecutions,
the accused shall enjoy the right
to a speedy and public trial, by an
impartial jury of the state and dis-
trict wherein the crime shall have
been committed, which district shall
have been previously ascertained
by law, and to be informed of the
nature and cause of the accusation;
to be confronted with the witnesses
against him; to have compulsory
process for obtaining witnesses in
his favor, and to have the assistance
of counsel for his defense.
amendment Vii
In suits at common law, where
the value in controversy shall
exceed twenty dollars, the right of
trial by jury shall be preserved, and
no fact tried by a jury, shall be oth-
erwise reexamined in any court of
the United States, than according to
the rules of the common law.
amendment Viii
Excessive bail shall not be
required, nor excessive fines
imposed, nor cruel and unusual
punishments inflicted.
amendment iX
The enumeration in the
Constitution, of certain rights, shall
not be construed to deny or dispar-
age others retained by the people.
amendment X
The powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitution,
nor prohibited by it to the states, are
reserved to the states respectively, or
to the people.
Nontraditional students are here to stay
Miss your Free for All? Call 864-0500 to get your voice heard.
news 6a
monday, august 14, 2006
By Nate McGiNNis
The Student Legislative Awareness
Board is working on two new pieces
of legislation to reduce the cost of
college for University of Kansas stu-
Ian Staples, Lawrence senior and
legislative director of SLAB, said the
group is developing the Returning
Heroes Education Act and a pro-
posal for tax-free textbooks. SLAB
hopes the bills will be introduced in
January in the Kansas legislature.
The Returning Heroes Education
Act would help veterans who have
returned from combat zones. The
Act is geared toward students who
were stationed overseas and could
help to make Kansas an appealing
place for people to get an education,
Staples said.
Specific details of the legislation
have not been confirmed yet, but
SLAB is working on several varia-
tions of the bill.
One version of the Act focuses
on helping out-of-state veterans
who want to attend KU. This ver-
sion could potentially grant in-state
tuition to out-of-state veterans who
agree to reside and work in Kansas
for a set period of time.
The other version of the bill would
help in-state veterans. Veteran stu-
dents could take three credit hours
for free, the equivalent of an average
class, each semester they are enrolled
as a full-time student at KU.
The other bill would help off-
set students costs of textbooks and
materials. According to Staples,
students attending four-year public
universities spent 26 percent of their
total bill on textbooks and supplies
during 2003-2004.
Staples is putting together a bill
that would make required materials
such as textbooks, electronic media
and supplemental workbooks avail-
able to students tax-free in the state
of Kansas.
Phil Mears, Leavenworth senior,
said that the cost of textbooks cause
him to share books with classmates
or not purchase a class book at all.
He thinks a tax-free textbook plan
would help college students.
Because of the fact that the text-
books are so expensive, it puts the
less wealthy students at a disadvan-
tage, Mears said.
Mears said hed be more likely
to purchase a textbook if it were
Before any of the legislation can
take affect, Staples must present the
ideas to the other members of SLAB.
After the group has discussed the
legislation, it will create an issue
agenda outlining what it wants to
lobby for during the upcoming year.
SLAB will then present the agenda
to Student Senate who can either
approve or disapprove the agenda.
If the agenda is approved by Student
Senate, the earliest any piece of leg-
islation could be introduced to the
legislature is January when the new
session begins.
Kansan staf writer Nate McGinnis
can be contacted at nmcginnis@
Edited by Jacky Carter
SLAB plans to cut college costs with new legislation
student senate
By MarK Vierthaler
Emi Erekosima sat underneath
the bus stop awning at Ninth and
Massachusetts Streets one muggy
morning in early July. As Erekosima
waited for the bus, she watched the
downtown clientele shuffle by under-
neath the weight of the humidity.
The benches next to her were filled
with fellow bus riders.
The advantages are good because
you pay 50 cents and ride it for two
hours, Erekosima, a Rose Hill soph-
omore, said. You can get a transfer
to any other bus.
Like Erekosima, many people
who dont have cars have begun to
use the city bus system. However,
the increase is beginning to strain
Lawrences available resources.
Cliff Galante, Lawrence public
transit administrator, said ridership
has risen 16 percent from a year ago
within the transit system or the T.
The numbers have yet to dip or even
reach a plateau.
On a given month, it could be
higher, Galante said. There are a
variety of factors. Theres growing
knowledge about the system. Rising
fuel costs are a definite factor.
When the system began in 2001,
the buses averaged 200,000 people
in one year. Galante said more than
500,000 riders have been logged this
Lawrence has a unique situation.
From January 2005 to January 2006,
the Washington D.C. public transit
system reported a 6 percent increase
in its ridership. The American Public
Transportation Association said pub-
lic transit use increased only about
1 percent nationwide between 2004
and 2005.
However, the local increase is
beginning to put pressure on the
bus system. People have noticed that
its not convenient to plan your life
around a bus that runs on a 40-min-
ute schedule.
Erekosima said the buses didnt
come as often as she would like. She
waits about 15 minutes on average. If
she is going to work, she has to take
an earlier bus and ends up waiting
almost half an hour at her job.
Danny Kaiser, KU assistant direc-
tor of parking and transit and mem-
ber of the Lawrence Transit Advisory
Board, said the T could absorb the
increase in ridership, but only for
so long. Route Eight, running from
campus to south Iowa and down-
town, is completely full from start to
finish, Kaiser said.
Our first priority is to increase
the frequency, Kaiser said. The least
frequent routes around town are the
most used.
The city has also begun working
with KU on Wheels for ways to take
some of the increasing pressure off
the system.
To encourage students to switch,
Kaiser said the T has also begun
offering a double pass for those
already with KU on Wheels mem-
berships. Students have the option of
adding an unlimited use T pass for
$25. As for integrating the systems
to alleviate the building pressure,
Galante said it wasnt feasible at this
Dan Boyle and Associates Inc., a
San Diego transit planner, has been
hired to weigh the advantages and
disadvantages of completely integrat-
ing KU on Wheels with the T
KU on Wheels runs on an 80-min-
ute schedule, depending on classes.
This is one of the main issues that has
arisen as they look to integrate the
systems. But before anything can be
done, Galante said, the city must find
out what the people want.
We would have to figure out how
it would be governed, he said. What
do people want? Where is there room
for improvement?
The city expects the study to be
finished in November.
Kansan staf writer Mark Vierthaler
can be contacted at mvierthaler@
Edited by Shanxi Upsdell
Ridership increases cause bus system to evaluate capabilities
Jared Gab/KANSAN
Riders exit from a city transit bus. The T system has seen a spike in ridership during recent months.
Gas prices put pressure on system to compensate for additional use
monday, august 14, 2006
ncaa (continued from 1A)
Evrard, the attorney represent-
ing the University for the purpose
of investigating and reporting these
violations, was Kansas main speak-
er, those in the meeting said.
When approached at the airport
as he left Baltimore, Evrard declined
to comment further, choosing to re-
emphasize what the Chancellor had
already said.
All of the meeting participants
were instructed by the infractions
committee not to directly comment
on the proceedings, other than the
brief, prepared statement Hemenway
issued after the meeting.
We reaffirmed to the committee
our absolute commitment to NCAA
rules compliance, Hemenway said,
flanked by Perkins and Marchiony.
We felt the committee asked good
questions, took their time, listened
well and allowed us to fully explain
our answers.
Hemenway added that the
University would have no further
comment on the matter until the
committee announces its final deci-
When asked what the committees
ruling might be, Perkins declined to
discuss specifics.
It would be crazy to speculate,
Perkins said.
Self, Mangino and Henrickson
said they were also unable to com-
I cant say anything, Mangino
said. The committee has asked me
not to say anything further.
NCAA committee members and
those who investigated the Kansas
case also declined to comment.
Among the most serious charg-
es leveled against the University
were academic fraud violations in
the football program. The NCAAs
notice of allegations also included
impermissable benefits violations
by the mens basketball program,
including the case involving current
player Darnell Jackson.
Violations in the womens basket-
ball program included impermissa-
ble transportation given to recruits.
Kansan senior staf writer Ryan
Schneider can be contacted at
Edited by Jonathan Kealing
The Web site, which began in
December 2005, currently boasts
six million visitors per day on a
library of 100 million free videos. In
May, Hitwise, an Internet monitor-
ing company, declared YouTube the
most trafficked video site on the
Web, beating out competitiors Yahoo
video and Google video.
YouTube is similar to Yahoo video
as both sites allow users to post their
own videos and keep track of ratings
and views for each video. Anyone
who wants to post videos on the
sites has to sign up for a page and
then upload videos from their cam-
eras or computers. Users can also
create playlists from videos posted
by others to feature on their pages.
Users on both sites can create user-
names and custom pages to present
their original videos and join groups
centered on their favorite videos.
But other video-sharing sites such
as Google video are not as centered
around a community environment.
Google video users can also post free
videos, but the featured videos found
on Google video come from Web
sites instead of user posts. Many
videos on Google video are also only
previews and require viewers to pur-
chase or rent the content.
Videos posted on YouTube must
be shorter than ten minutes unless
they are verified as original content
under a YouTube directors account.
Users simply have to apply online to
post their own original videos longer
than 10 minutes. The free service
identifies each registered user with
a red directors logo on their video
pages and profiles.
KU students are among the visi-
tors taking advantage of YouTubes
unique features. More than a dozen
videos are currently posted on the
site tagged with the University of
Kansas. Almost 170 are linked under
Lawrence ranging from clips of the
March 12 storm to concerts at The
One of these hundreds of vid-
eos is Richmond, Va., sophomore
Jessica Kings video-montage tribute
to the KU mens basketball teams Big
12 championship run. King strung
together images of the basketball
team she found on various Web sites.
After realizing the growing popular-
ity of YouTube, she decided to post it
for the public on the site.
I was just making the video for
myself and I noticed that other peo-
ple were posting theirs, so I posted
mine, King said.
One of the most popular KU-relat-
ed videos on the Web site is another
video tribute to Kansas mens basket-
ball. The three-and-a -half minute
video, which showcases highlights
from last years season synchronized
to the Black Eyed Peas Pump It has
been viewed over 7,000 times.
While many use the site for enter-
tainment, others use it for more edu-
cational purposes, like Toy. In July,
Toy posted a 25-second video he
made for a poetry class his senior
year at KU featuring toy cars tooling
around Wescoe Beach. He posted
his video to see if anyone would
watch it.
Its really a social network that
allows video sharing, Toy said. Any
site that allows interaction between
users across the nation or world is
calling all students. Just about every-
one I know has heard of it.
Toy said the site was more appeal-
ing to him than other online social
networking sites like MySpace and
Facebook because of its multime-
dia video element. YouTube actually
allows users to embed selected vid-
eos in MySpace or other online diary
Web sites.
According to the site, YouTube
began as a personal video sharing
service to allow people to capture
everything from special events to
mundane daily activities. In a for-
warded press release. YouTube main-
tains that it is a free stage for both
entertainment and personal promo-
The University of Kansas is also
taking advantage of the free self-
promotion. The Office of University
Relations posted two promo vid-
eos for KU in July. Entitled The
University of Kansas: A Great Place
To Be, the videos show different ele-
ments of life at KU to the sound of
the Rock Chalk chant.
Todd Cohen, interim director of
the Office of University Relations,
said the University decided to post
the video to the Web to reach a
greater audience with the promos
than they would get if the spots ran
strictly on television.
You go where the people are,
Cohen said. This is one of the most
popular social Web sites and we keep
our ear to the ground for popularity.
If videos are already being viewed by
so many on the site, why not let them
view one about KU? This is kind of
an experiment for us.
Nearly 3,000 people have viewed
the promo videos on the site. Cohen
said he expected that number to go
up once school started again and
was working to post another video
in the fall.
Cohen said the biggest appeal to
KU using the site to advertise was the
fact that it was free. The site offers
all of its services for free, relying
on funding from Sequoia Capital, a
venture capital firm. Cohen said he
wouldnt be surprised if the popular-
ity of the site would push it to change
the way it provides its services.
Who knows where YouTube will
go, Cohen said. Because of its pop-
ularity they might start charging, but
well try it for as long as we can.
Yet for as many promotional
aspects exist for the site just as many
exploitative ones exist. A video of
President Bush giving a back rub to
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at
the G8 conference in July was posted
on YouTube to document the embar-
rassing actions of political leaders.
Another video on YouTube called
Bushisms focuses in on Bushs pub-
lic speaking blunders. Yet another
chronicle celebrities Brandon Davis
and Paris Hilton after a night out
as Davis spouted off insults toward
actress Lindsay Lohan.
Political power players and celeb-
rities arent the only ones subject to
scrutiny. Because the site is open to
anyone, it has also allowed users to
post funny and potentially embar-
rassing videos of others. King said
that the embarrassment factor
for regular people like herself on
YouTube was one reason why she
visited it so much. Toy agreed that
the sometimes shocking and embar-
rassing content that is posted on the
site keeps him coming back to check
it out.
The freedom to post on the
Web site has caused other snags. In
February, NBC asked YouTube to
take down a video clip titled Lazy
Sunday from a Saturday Night
Live episode. According to The
Washington Post, the clip circulated
around the Internet after five million
users downloaded it from YouTube,
until lawyers from NBC cited copy-
right concerns with the video.
Though short clips from shows
like The Office and Project
Runway can be viewed on YouTube,
the site implemented the directors
program in March to regulate copy-
righted content.
In spite of copyright concerns and
embarrassment issues, the success of
the site doesnt seem to be slowing
down. Both King and Toy said they
noticed that more and more of their
friends are catching on and signing
into the Web site. King said she even
envisioned the site becoming more
relevant to her life.
I havent thought about incorpo-
rating it into anything related to my
school work, but thats a good idea,
King said. Maybe in the future
Kansan staf writer Courtney
Hagen can be contacted at cha-
Edited by Gabriella Souza
youtube (continued from 1A)
optional campus fees
news 8A
monday, august 14, 2006
For students who paid optional
campus fees, youre not alone.
If you paid for any of these ser-
vices, here is what you need to do
to claim your packages:
Available for pick up at the Lied
Center ticket office during regular
business hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Football ticket distribution
will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday, starting Aug. 22
at Allen Fieldhouse ticket office.
Students must show a valid KUID
to pick up their tickets.
Beak Em Bucks should be on your
KUID by Aug. 17.
To complete your registra-
tion, make an appointment with a
counselor at the University Career
Center, 110 Burge Union. The
number is 864-3624.
Yearbook distribution starts in
early May at the Kansas Union.
Sign up at Jaybowl in the Kansas
Union starting Aug. 13.
Go to the University Career
Center, 110 Burge Union, to get a
username and password.
Starting today, the parking
department office in the Allen
Fieldhouse garage, Naismith Drive
and Irving Hill Road will distrib-
ute bus passes.
This contribution directly sup-
ports lobbying activities by KU
students in all government levels.
Sit back and wait for your benefits.
Cards are available at the Student
Union Activities box office in the
Kansas Union starting Aug. 13.
To claim benefit packages, visit
the Alumni Association office in
the Adams Alumni Center, 1266
Oread Ave.
Ben Smith
By C.J. Moore
University of Kansas student
employees will be guaranteed a
higher minimum wage following the
third wage increase in five years.
On Aug. 1, the minimum wage
for student employees increased
from $6.50 to $7 as part of the
fifth and final year of the Tuition
Enhancement Plan, which has gen-
erated an extra $43 million for the
University from increased tuition
By raising tuition, we feel we
have an obligation to try to increase
the wages and make our employ-
ment more attractive and feed some
of that money back to the students
who pay the tuition, said Lindy
Eakin, vice provost of administra-
tion and finance.
The first increase occurred in Jan.
2003 when the University raised the
minimum wage for on-campus jobs.
When Riley Rothe, Wichita
senior, started working as a student
manager at Mrs. Es in the fall of
2003, his starting salary was $6.50.
Rothe now makes $8.50 an hour. He
said he expected to get another raise
sometime this year, but with the
minimum wage increase, Rothe said
a raise is now unlikely.
They had already figured out the
budget for this year and they didnt
figure in the extra 50 cents an hour
for the new employees, Rothe said.
They just didnt expect that in the
budget so they had to take it out of
somewhere else.
However, Eakin said Rothe should
still get his raise under the new
plan. Instead of a small raise like 20
cents, Eakin said Rothe should see
his wage increase an additional 50
cents. Eakin said food services must
still increase their wages because
the University requires it based on a
students total hours of employment.
Our hope is that $7 is the mini-
mum, not the average. Our goal is
to be the attractive employer, Eakin
Kansan staf writer C.J. Moore can
be contacted at cjmoore@kansan.
Edited by Derek Korte
Student minimum wage raised
By Nate MCGiNNis
Students who have been frustrat-
ed by the former format of Enroll
and Pay will be greeted with a new,
sleeker and easier-to-use design
when they log on this semester.
Student information systems, a
new department to the University
of Kansas this summer, launched an
upgraded version of Enroll and Pay
in July aimed at streamlining the
complicated and confusing format of
the former site.
Bob Turvey, director of student
information systems and proj-
ect director of the Enroll and Pay
upgrade, said students most com-
monly complained about trouble
they had navigating the site.
The main improvement to the site
is a page called student center. This
page encompasses all the most com-
monly used components of the old
version simultaneously, including
schedule of classes, holds, account
summary and personal information.
Hot links on the same page allow
students to add or drop a class,
select optional campus fees or view
their financial aid packages, among
other things. Previously students
were required to navigate through
a variety of different categories and
links in order to find this informa-
tion. But the function of the new
Enroll and Pay system remains virtu-
ally the same.
Jennifer Holwick, Overland Park
junior, said she liked the new version
better than the old one.
There are more options and stuff
is easier to find, she said. It looks
cleaner than the old version.
The Enroll and Pay system
is produced by a company called
PeopleSoft and used by about 600
schools across the nation. Previously
the university used version 8 of
the Enroll and Pay software. The
upgrade implemented version 8.9,
making the University one of about
a dozen schools in the nation to
have the most up-to-date version
of the software. Within a year the
University expects to receive version
9 of the software, designed to further
increase functionality for users.
Another component of the
upgrade is an increase in the help
users receive when they have prob-
lems with the system.
On the student center page, users
can click on a Help-FAQ link on
the right-hand side of the screen.
When clicked, the link redirects
them to a site listing video tutorials,
which offer step-by-step instructions
specifically directing users where to
click on the screen in order to com-
plete certain tasks. The tutorials use
actual screenshots of the Enroll and
Pay system, making it easier for users
to follow along with the tutorials.
Although users should find the
software much easier to use than the
previous version, bugs are still being
worked out of the system because of
the newness of the software. Students
might experience a slow connec-
tion until Wednesday because of the
large amount of users logging on to
the system at the beginning of the
semester, Turvey said.
Kansan staf writer Nate McGinnis
can be contacted at nmcginnis@
Edited by Travis Robinett
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By Courtney Hagen
Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel lives by
the motto that labels are for shirts
and not for people.
With the increasing conflict
between Israel and Hezbollah,
Tiechtels motto has become even
more important to him. Tiechtel is
co-director of the Chabad Jewish
Center at the University of Kansas.
With KU students returning to
Lawrence, Tiechtel is preparing him-
self for an onslaught of questions
and misconceptions from students
about the conflict.
Last month, members of the
Lebanese militant group Hezbollah
crossed into Israel, killed three Israeli
soldiers and kidnapped another two.
The event set off a chain of violent
events between Israel and Hezbollah.
Israel began bombing the Lebanese
city of Beirut and Hezbollah fired
back with rockets.
The greatest challenge today,
especially with American youth, is
simply the myths and confusion that
strongly exist, Tiechtel said. It is
simple confusion of people on the
role of Israel today.
Tiechtel said one of his goals for
Chabad was to be a source of infor-
mation for Jews and non-Jews alike
to give everyone the opportunity to
ask questions.
Everyone is invited, Tiechtel
said. Labels aside, our goal is to
simply educate anybody and every-
body who is interested in learn-
ing the true facts about the Jewish
people or the land of Israel.
Though on a different side of
the conflict, Nick Kallail, Derby
third-year law student, also under-
stands the misconceptions. Kallail
is Lebanese and understands that
his peers may examine the conflict
from a more American point of view.
He thinks a different perspective is
important to better understand the
The important part is making
sure that the ones who care are gain-
ing a better understanding of what
is happening there, Kallail said. To
get a more rounded understand-
ing of what is happening, one cant
solely rely on CNN or Fox for the
facts. You have to take what they say
and supplement it with talking to
people from the region and looking
at media reporting from other coun-
tries as well.
Kallail doesnt feel strongly about
labels either. He said he had noticed
a strong misconception through
peoples belief that it was Israel and
Lebanon fighting and not Israel and
Hezbollah, a small militant part of
Both Kallail and Teichtel agree
that an open dialogue is necessary
to combat the stereotypes and mis-
conceptions. Kalleil said lectures or
other programs might be valuable in
helping people understand. Teichtel
plans to host events at the Chabad
center to strengthen solidarity of its
members and educate others.
We are told in the Jewish religion
that the greatest weapon to combat
darkness is light, Teichtel said. In
this situation the best we can do is
good deeds and educate our broth-
More information on Israel,
Judaism and programs at Chabad
can be found at
Information about Lebanon can be
found at
Kansan staf writer Courtney Ha-
gen can be contacted at chagen@
Edited by Nicole Kelley
Confict needs understanding
Dialogue becomes necessary to solve and combat problems
By Bart VandeVer
Bobick Sarraf hasnt had to break
up any fights in the 14 years he has
owned Bambinos Italian Caf, 1801
Massachusetts St.. The Lawrence
business owner described his res-
taurant as a place to take it easy
and relax.
Nonetheless, Sarraf said he was
worried when he heard that on July
1, the Lawrence sheriff s office had
started to supply applications to peo-
ple who wanted to carry concealed
weapons. This will be the first time
Kansas law has allowed concealed
weapons since 1886.
Sarraf said he and his staff had
never given weapons much thought.
But I will tell you that the new law
makes me feel a little uncomfort-
able, he said.
Doug Coffman, owner of
Coffmans Repair & Custom
Gunsmith Shop, 740 N. Seventh St.,
said many of his customers were get-
ting applications. He said he planned
to carry a concealed weapon him-
The training courses are more
than adequate, and theyre run by
trained professionals, he said.
Coffman said that concealing
weapons would actually increase the
safety of law-abiding Americans who
carried a firearm.
He said the law would help citi-
zens better protect themselves from
a criminal attack.
Applicants must supply a recent
photograph and a certificate from
a firearms instruction course, pay a
small fee and provide fingerprints in
order to receive a permit to carry a
concealed weapon.
Any records of past criminal
activity or mental illness must also
be provided.
While no permits will be issued
until 2007, not all retailers and cus-
tomers feel safe. A 2005 CNN poll
found that approximately two-thirds
of all Americans would feel less safe
in a public place that allowed con-
cealed weapons.
To address the concern, the per-
mit will prohibit bringing weapons
within 200 feet of a bar or tavern.
Kansan staf writer Bart Vandever
can be contacted at bvandever@
Edited by Brett Bolton
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By AnnA FAltermeier
The controversial new vaccine for
a sexually transmitted infection prov-
en to cause cervical cancer is available
at Watkins Memorial Health Center.
Gardasil was approved by the Food
and Drug Administration in June and
made available at Watkins Aug. 1.
The vaccine protects against four
strains of the human papillomavirus
(HPV), which are spread through
sexual contact more than 99 percent
of the time.
Thirty strains of HPV affect the
genital area. Of those, 15 are high-
risk strains.
The vaccine protects against two
strains that cause cervical cancer and
two that cause most genital warts.
According to the Food and Drug
Administration, those strains pro-
tected against by Gardasil are respon-
sible for 70 percent of cervical can-
cers and 90 percent of genital warts.
According to the National
Cervical Cancer Coalition, about
14,000 women are diagnosed with
cervical cancer each year; more than
3,900 women die annually from the
When you look at it as the first
cancer prevention vaccine, thats
really exciting, said Kathy Guth,
Watkins nurse practitioner. This is
just the first step.
Watkins recommends Gardasil for
women who havent been diagnosed
with HPV or who havent had sexual
The vaccine is taken in a series
of three shots, one the first day, one
two months later and one six months
after the first shot.
Each shot costs $138 for students
(a total of $414), but insurance com-
panies are reviewing information to
decide if theyll pay for some or all
of it.
Right now I think the cost might
be a deterrent, and a lot of it is going
to depend on how much insurance
will pay, Guth said.
Guth said Watkins didnt have
any reservations about carrying the
drug, which was challenged by sev-
eral conservative religious groups as
promoting sexual promiscuity and
devaluing sex.
Dennis Dailey, professor emeritus
of human sexuality, had no qualms
with the vaccine.
Its a health issue, not a moral
issue, he said. Its about preventing
a disease.
The concern that women who
take this vaccine would go out and
become promiscuous sluts is a pile
of crap, Dailey said. I cant imagine
a more degrading notion. Its not giv-
ing women much credit.
The Rev. Zachary Shallow at the
St. Lawrence Catholic Center didnt
think the vaccine would necessarily
merit sexual promiscuity. He said
the issue lay not in the question
of women going out and becoming
promiscuous, but in the sanctity of
the act of sex.
Shallow said the vaccine sent the
wrong message by devaluing the
sacredness of sexuality that should
be preserved for marriage.
When you abstain from sex until
you are married, the evidence is clear:
You are healthier, period, he said. If
the virus is only transmitted through
sexual activity then an immuniza-
tion is unnecessary and it sends the
wrong message to the child.
The University of Kansas was
one of 17 sites in the United States
that participated in a four-year study
about the vaccine six years ago. The
study was a major part of getting
Gardasil on the market.
Guth hopes the vaccine will one day
be a routine vaccination. Although
men can also carry the virus, the vac-
cine has only been tested on women.
More studies would be necessary to
create a vaccine for men.
Kansan staf writer Anna Falter-
meier can be contacted at afalter-
Edited by Erin Wiley
Hawk week events
Monday, august 14
Ice Cream social
6:30 to 8 p.m., adams alumni center
traditions night
8 to 9 p.m., memorial stadium
10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Visitor center
parking Lot
Dog Days
6 a.m. and 6 p.m., memorial stadium
Info Fair
7 to 9 p.m., strong Hall Lawn
Beach n Boulevard
7 to 10 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Hawk Link Block Party
10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Wescoe Beach
wednesday, august 16
take Over the Beach
4:30 to 7 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Roll with Dole supper
6 to 7:30 p.m., dole Institute of
8 to 9 p.m., Lied center
Roll with Dole Ice Cream social
9:15 to 10:30 p.m., Lied center
Thursday, august 17
Dog Days
6 a.m. and 6 p.m., memorial stadium
spencer Museum of art Presents
shaun of the Dead
7 p.m., spencer museum of art
Downtown Hawks
5 to 8 p.m., downtown Lawrence
Friday, august 18
Free Outdoor Concert: the
wailin Jennys
7 to 8 p.m., Lied center Lawn
Family art Festival
6 to 7 p.m., Lied center garden
Movie on the Hill
9 p.m., campanile hill (rain location:
Woodruff auditorium, Kansas union)
saturday, august 19
Community service Project
10 a.m., Kansas union Lobby, 4th
Rec Fest
2 to 6 p.m., Ku sudent Recreation
and Fitness center
For a full listing of events with a time,
location and description, visit:
By DArlA SlipKe
Each years Hawk Week activities
are designed to provide a transition
into the new school year for KU stu-
dents. The events, including enter-
tainment, food, friends and fun, are
scheduled for the week leading up to
the beginning of classes.
Coordinators said this years
events, which started Sunday and
will continue until Saturday, should
appeal to every type of student.
We try to provide a variety of
things so that all students can par-
ticipate in something, Amanda
Ostgulen, New Student Orientation
special projects assistant, said. We
want to make sure the message is
clear that this is not just for fresh-
Four new events highlight this
years Hawk Week activities: A non-
traditional student meet-and-greet,
the Roll with Dole Supper and Ice-
Cream Social and Dog Days.
The meet-and-greet session was
added this year to ensure that non-
traditional students were included
in the festivities. Shanda Hurla, the
event coordinator, said the event was
created in response to feedback from
previous years. The event will be
Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the
Kansas Union.
The Roll with Dole Supper and
Roll with Dole Ice Cream Social,
also new this year, offer free food
and a chance for students to learn
more about the Dole Institute of
Politics before and after Convocation
on Wednesday night. The supper is at
6 p.m., followed by Convocation and
the ice cream social at 9:15 p.m.
I think this will be a great oppor-
tunity for students to meet with other
students and faculty, Hurla said.
Another of this years new activi-
ties, Dog Days, is open to students
as well as members of the Lawrence
community. At 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursday, participants
can meet at Memorial Stadium for
a variety of exercise activities. The
event is a continuation of the sum-
mer-long program that has been a
community tradition for more than
23 years.
Lawrence community members
also join KU students and faculty for
what has become one of the largest
events of Hawk Week: Traditions
Night. This event is tonight from 8
to 9 at Memorial Stadium. Attendees
join together to celebrate and learn
the songs, chants and rich tradi-
tions of the University of Kansas.
More than 5,000 people attended
Traditions Night last year.
Night events usually attract a larg-
er crowd, Ostgulen said. They pro-
vide a fun, social start to the school
year, while smaller daytime events
help students learn about campus
resources and opportunities.
Free buses will run to and from
campus housing and certain events
during Hawk Week. For a full sched-
ule and description of events, visit
Kansan staf writer Darka Slipke
can be contacted at dslipke@kan-
Edited by Aly Barland
Hawk Week appeals to all students
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Te September issue of Washing-
ton Monthly released the magazines
frst ranking of socially responsible
national schools. Te University
ranked 138 out of 225, placing it be-
hind K-State, ranked at 113.
T.A. Frank, Washington Monthly
consulting editor, said the magazine
felt it needed to create a more social-
ly responsible list than US News.
Most schools are focused on
tuition dollars, Frank said. As tax
payers and grant givers, were trying
to put a diferent kind of pressure on
the schools.
He said schools that are actively
making new, socially relevant discov-
eries were the highest rated. Wash-
ington Monthly used three equally
weighted criteria, Frank said.
Te frst criterion was social mo-
bility. Frank said
social mobility
was the schools
ability to recruit
and maintain
enrollment with
low-income stu-
dents. Te study
looked at how
many students
received PELL
Grants and how
many of these
students actually
Te second
criterion re-
search looked
at the number of dollars given in
grants, how many students with
bachelors degrees came back for
Ph.D.s and how many Ph.D.s were
awarded overall.
Te third criterion service
rates Peace Corps enrollment and
ROTC enroll-
Frank said
the University
ranked above
K-State on each
front except
social mobility.
With a 57 per-
cent graduation
rate of low-in-
come students,
a national rank-
ing of 153 put
a drag on the
Un i v e r s i t y s
score. K-State
ranked at 27 in
social mobility.
Te University ranked 74 with
research and 43 on service, based
largely on Peace Corps member-
Frank said the study was impor-
tant for people to see their schools
through a prism of social responsi-
bility and not just academic achieve-
Richard Lariviere, University of
Kansas provost, dismissed the study
as unimportant.
Te proliferation of imitations of
the US News rankings are of less and
less interest, Lariviere said. Tese
magazine issues have become the
equivalent of the Sports Illustrated
swimsuit issue: big sellers, but of
merely prurient interest.
Lariviere declined to comment on
specifcs of the study.
Kansan staf writer Mark Viertha-
ler can be contacted at mviertha-
Edited by Nicole Kelley
Mumps outbreak continues throughout summer
Although University of Kansas
students went home for the summer,
the mumps stuck around.
We were hoping it would fiz-
zle away during the summer, but
that didnt happen, said Patricia
Denning, chief of staff at Watkins
Memorial Health Center.
Mumps is an acute viral illness
that causes cold-like symptoms and
swollen salivary glands, according to
the Centers for Disease Control and
Officials at the Lawrence-Douglas
County Health Department said
Lawrence was still experiencing a
mumps outbreak. An outbreak is no
longer considered an outbreak after
50 days pass without any new cases.
Fifty cases were diagnosed in June,
July and August in Douglas County;
22 of those were KU students.
This brings the total number of
mumps cases in Douglas County for
this outbreak to 311, of those, 244
were KU students. The Kansas state
total is 844.
This is the biggest outbreak of
mumps in Kansas since the 1988 to
1989 outbreak. In that six-month
outbreak, 269 mumps cases were
diagnosed in Douglas County
Barbara Schnitker, director of nurses
at the health department, said.
During 88 outbreak, the major-
ity of mumps cases were children of
elementary through high-school age.
But the majority of cases in the cur-
rent outbreak are people between the
ages of 18 to 26, Schnitker said.
She said there were several theo-
ries as to why different age groups
were affected. The generally accept-
ed theory is that the virus was intro-
duced into close social networks
where it was able to spread easily.
Denning said that mumps could
experience a resurgence as students
came back this fall, but it was hard
to anticipate how many cases would
People still need to be aware and
alert for any signs or symptoms,
said Robert Brown, staff physician
at Watkins.
Symptoms include fever, head-
ache, muscle aches, tiredness and
loss of appetite followed by swell-
ing of the parotid salivary glands,
which are located within the cheek,
near the jaw line and below the ears,
according to the CDC.
To avoid the mumps, Denning
recommends covering your nose
and mouth with tissue, washing your
hands often and not drinking or eat-
ing after anyone.
According to the CDC, compli-
cations with the mumps are rare
but can include inflammation of the
brain, the tissue surrounding the
brain and spinal chord and the tes-
tes or ovaries, spontaneous abortion
and permanent deafness.
Very rarely are there serious
complications with the mumps,
Denning said. This is a disease
thats primarily a nuisance.
An isolation period of nine days
is recommended to prevent the
spread of the mumps. Schnitker said
although that period was impor-
tant to stop the spread of mumps,
it probably wasnt consistently fol-
All KU students are required to
be immunized before coming to col-
lege, but the vaccine is only 90 to 95
percent effective, according to the
health department. The department
also said there was a possibility the
vaccine could wear off.
Schnitker said mumps was typi-
cally a winter and spring illness, so
she hoped that it would wear itself
Kansan staf writer Anna Falter-
meier can be contacted at afalter-
Edited by Nicole Kelley
Here are the number of
mumps cases as of Friday
afternoon. These numbers
include probable and
confrmed cases.
>Total cases in Douglas
County: 311
>Total cases among KU
students: 244
Sources: Lawrence-Douglas County
Health Department and Watkins
Memorial Health Center.
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By DaviD LinharDt
For 20 years the KU Public Safety
Office operated out of former resi-
dence hall rooms at Carruth-OLeary
Hall. There wasnt enough space for
three people to walk into a room and
turn around.
Last month, however, the office
got some space. The office moved
to 1501 Crestline Drive, a build-
ing formerly used by KU Printing
Services. Officials outsourced print-
ing responsibilities last spring to
Printing Solutions in Lawrence.
Don Steeples, vice provost for
scholarly support, said the move
gave the police a modern facility
suited to meet needs their old facil-
ity couldnt.
Of all the places Ive toured on
campus since Ive been in charge of
space allocation, that was the one
place I walked into and got claustro-
phobia because they were so crowd-
ed, Steeples said.
In 1985, the office moved out of
what is now Budig Hall and into
Carruth-OLeary. The situation was
supposed to be temporary, but it
lasted until 2006.
Ralph Oliver, public safety direc-
tor, had been asking for new space
for about seven years.
The move and accompanying ren-
ovations to the public safety building
cost the University about $650,000,
Oliver said. It netted the officers and
support staff 2,000 to 3,000 more
square feet of space.
Before the move, officers had to
store evidence in various locations
around campus if there wasnt space
in the Carruth-OLeary office. The
officers locker rooms were half the
size of an average school locker,
Oliver said.
The new public safety office now
includes full-size locker rooms for
men and women, and evidence stor-
age and processing in one building.
Theres also a training room for pub-
lic education programs.
Oliver said students ought to be
able to find the office more easily,
because KU Police didnt have a sign
outside Carruth-OLeary.
Student workers who monitor
cameras will have a much nicer area
to work in, too, Oliver said.
Kansan staf writer David Linhardt
can be contacted at dlinhardt@
Edited by Mindy Ricketts
Safety ofce moves, gets much-needed space
By DaviD LinharDt
The Lawrence Police Department
will add a new neighborhood
resource officer program next year
as a part of the city-wide budget
approved by the City Commission
on Aug. 8.
The new officer duties could
include further crackdown on noise
ordinance violators, though David
Corliss, interim city manager, said
that was not the sole intent of the
program. The position would allow
officers to serve as neighborhood
resource officers.
We have school resource officers,
and its somewhat modeled on that
concept, Corliss said.
Duties for such an officer would
include providing additional enforce-
ment for neighborhoods and home-
owners associations, Corliss said.
Under a noise policy change from
January 2005, Lawrence police can
take enforcement action if they can
verify a noise occurred and that
there had been a previous warn-
ing, said Dan Ward, Lawrence police
The policy change lowered noise
calls by 8 percent, Ward said. Before
the change, officers had to contact
in person anyone reporting a noise
complaint to fill out paperwork.
Ward declined to discuss specif-
ics of the neighborhood resource
program because it was still in early
developmental stages.
We do believe the positions will
provide better police service for the
citizens of Lawrence when it comes
to specific community issues, Ward
James Dunn, Oread neighbor-
hood association president, said he
hadnt heard of the new program,
but that his organization was always
concerned about neighborhood
There are a lot of ordinances in
this town about living civilly, Dunn
said. The neighborhood association
has worked with the city to more
aggressively help police deal with the
ones already on the books.
Dunn said he hoped more stu-
dents would get involved with neigh-
borhood associations to increase
awareness of noise problems and
other issues.
KU students have protested noise
laws repeatedly. Last spring the
KU chapter of the American Civil
Liberties Union joined other groups
to ask city commissioners to alter
the 2005 policy change that allowed
officers to more easily enforce the
Commissioners declined
to change the ordinance. The
Universitys then-ACLU president
Justin La Mort said students should
inquire about the noise issue again
later in the year.
Kansan staf writer David Linhardt
can be contacted at dlinhardt@
Edited by Jacky Carter
Resource ofcers could mean quieter nights
By Matt ELDEr
Members of the Teta Chi frater-
nity will move back into their house
this fall without several familiar
faces. Te fraternitys corporation
board, made up of University of Kan-
sas Teta Chi alumni, suspended fve
members following the 2006 spring
Te board conducted interviews
last spring to evaluate members of
the fraternity on their contributions
to the house and to the Lawrence
It was for the character of the
chapter and to uphold its standards,
said Brandon Dunklau, Olathe se-
nior and new Teta Chi president,
Dunklau cites the fraternitys
slight drop in overall grade point
average, from a few select individu-
als, for the Boards intervention.
While the house still ranks on cam-
pus among the upper fraternities on
overall GPA, alumni have asked the
house to aim for a higher standard.
A couple of years ago we were top
three in grades, Dunklau said.
But the board also has placed em-
phasis on improving areas other than
academics. Community service, spe-
cifcally involvement with the groups
philanthropy, and members involve-
ment within the chapter all were
heavily weighted in the interview
While the houses concerns of
maintaining its standards are calmed,
members are hoping for a strong
freshman class to fll the houses more
spacious halls. Teta Chi, 1003 Em-
ery Road, expects to house 10 fewer
members this upcoming school year.
Te chapter is down in numbers,
but I think it helps with the number
of quality guys that are going to give
to the chapter, Dunklau said. Te
house should see much more suc-
While the role of alumni deciding
status of active members has been
met with resistance from the fve sus-
pended, the role of alumni in Greek
afairs is not unheard of.
It isnt a common thing, but it
does happen, Wittlinger said. And
it happens on diferent levels.
Te Teta Chi alumni chapter at
KU has always been close to active
members. Tis fall, alumni funded a
project that remodeled much of the
fraternity, getting it ready for both
the familiar and the new faces it will
house this fall.
Te changing house mirrors the
changing of personnel on the Teta
Chi executive board. Dunklau was
vice president of the fraternity before
being moved into the presidential po-
sition, and Wittlingers contributions
with the Inner Fraternity Council led
him to his vice-presidential seat.
Te transition went very
smoothly with all people involved,
Wittlinger said.
Kansan staf writer Matt Elder can
be contacted at melder@kansan.
Edited by Elyse Weidner
Teta Chi members to move back in
community greek life
The new KU
Public Safety
Offce on West
Campus has
more space than
the old offce in
Hall. Adminis-
trative specialist
Linda Fritz said
she liked the
new building,
but that might
be more diffcult
for students to
fnd because
its off the main
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Kilty Kane starts season
By Darla Slipke
Receiving the University Theatres
sacred Kilty Kane award is a presti-
gious honor that is usually reserved
for an exceptional graduate of the
theater program. However, each year
at the University Theatres annual
rally, a lucky freshman is chosen to
tap the cane on the Crafton-Preyer
Theatre stage.
The Kilty Kane has been with
University Theatre since actor
Jerome Kilty first used it as a prop in
Murphy Halls inaugural production,
Richard the Third in 1957.
This years freshman will be cho-
sen at the rally at 7 p.m. Wednesday
at Murphy Hall and is open to any-
one interested in the University
Theatre. Students can meet with fac-
ulty, staff and other students, learn
about opportunities in the theater,
and hear about the upcoming sea-
I think this year will be an excit-
ing year for the theater department,
and the rally is the first step, Jon
Matteson, Leavenworth junior, said.
Charla Jenkins, director of pub-
lic relations for the department of
theatre and film said the rally gives
new students a chance to learn more
about the theater and gives returning
students the opportunity to meet up
with friends.
Theres lots of laughing and jok-
ing, Jenkins said. Its as exciting for
the faculty as it is for the students.
New students are encouraged
to come meet the faculty and staff
and learn more about University
Theatre. They can be matched up
with a returning student who serves
as a buddy.
Theater buddies give tours, tell
stories and make them feel wel-
come, Matteson said. The first time
I attended, I was immediately wel-
comed. I immediately had a family.
Students can also hear from direc-
tors of the fall productions about the
shows and what they will be looked
for during auditions, which start
Thursday. An audition workshop
will be offered during the rally to
help prepare students for the audi-
tion process so that they will not feel
overwhelmed. Students do not have
to be in the theater department to
audition for the shows.
To mark the commencement of
the new theater season, the ran-
domly selected freshman taps the
Kilty Kane on the stage floor three
That officially starts our year,
Lawrence Henderson, Lansing senior
said. Its a big symbolic gesture.
University Theatre auditions
for Fall 2006 productions will take
place Aug. 17 to 21 at Murphy Hall.
Registration is from 12 to 4 p.m.
Thursday. For more information,
call 864-3381.
kansan staf writer Darla Slipke
can be contacted at dslipke@kan-
Edited by Elyse Weidner
Freshman will commence theaters fall schedule with tapping
of legendary stage prop at University Theatre Rally Wednesday
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Katie Beam, Topeka senior, chalks the sidewalk in front of the Kansas Union on Friday in preparation for Hawk Week.
Hawk Week, sponsored by the New Student Orientation Offce, continues through Aug. 19. Todays events include
the Campus Crusade for Christ barbecue at 5 p.m., an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m., and Traditions Night at 8 p.m. at
Memorial Stadium.
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its new location across from Commerce Bank on the fourth foor of the Kansas Union. Lewis said the coffee shop
was hoping to get more traffc in the new location. Pulse opens today and will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
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By Erin CastanEda
While in office, Senator Bob
Dole never threw anything away.
The items he saved, including 25,000
photographs, now fill 3,500 boxes
in the stacks of the Robert J. Dole
Institute of Politics.
The task of organizing these arti-
facts fell into the hands of two sum-
mer archive interns. Sarah Gilreath,
Emporia senior, and Jennifer
Donnally, Lawrence graduate stu-
dent, searched through thousands of
photographs each day.
It was political photographer PF
Bentleys candid black and white
photographs of Dole that caught
their attention and inspired them
to create a new exhibit, PF Bentley:
Behind the Lens of the 1996 Dole
Presidential Campaign. The exhibit
will be on display in the institute
through Sept. 30 and is free to the
Bentley is famous for his incom-
parable access to politicians such
as Dole, Bill Clinton and Newt
Gingrich. His embedded style offers
the public a behind-the-scenes look
at their daily lives.
Gilreath said she thought it would
be hard for other photographers to
reach Bentleys level of success.
Ive never come across anoth-
er photographer that has the same
access he did. I think it is what
many would like to attain, but many
havent, she said.
Jean Bischoff, senior archivist at
the Dole Institute, said she appreci-
ated the photos because they reveal
the character of the man, which is
something that is difficult to see
when a candidate is behind the
His photos tell a story, and they
tell me not only what a day in the
life of a candidate is like, but how
the man is, she said. Character is
Bentley captured Dole during
intimate moments with his wife,
Elizabeth, looking emotional when
he left the Senate in 1996 and laugh-
ing at Clinton talking on a televi-
sion program. Bischoff said it was
unusual to get a photograph of Dole
smiling and relaxing. The photo-
graph was possible, she said, because
politicians allowed Bentley to see
them as people.
Bentleys work was influenced
by Jacques Lowe, who changed the
image of politicians when he fol-
lowed the John F. Kennedy cam-
paign, Bischoff said. Before Lowe,
photos of politicians were complete-
ly different, Bischoff said.
Bentley has won several awards
and honors for his coverage of pres-
idential campaigns in the United
States. He compiled his photos from
the Clinton campaign for the best
selling book Clinton: Portrait of
Victory. He has also covered inter-
national events such as Fidel Castros
Kansan staf writer Erin Castaneda
can be contacted at ecastaneda@
Edited by Mindy Ricketts
Incomparable access set photographs apart
dole InstItute
By david Linhardt
Dustin Bentleys friends called
him a great listener and the best
human being they knew a guy
who just enjoyed life. His girlfriend
had a nickname for him: Panda.
The Prairie Village sophomore
died Aug. 7 after collapsing in the
shower at his home.
Bentley, 19, was preparing to
see his girlfriend, Laura Kitzmiller,
Prairie Village freshman.
He was just the best guy,
Kitzmiller said. Today would have
been our year and a half anniver-
An autopsy has been performed,
but it will be several weeks or months
before a cause of death is known. A
memorial service celebrating his life
took place Saturday at Unity Temple
on the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.
Bentley, who lived in Jayhawker
Towers during the school year,
planned to major in industrial
design. He loved tattoos.
Kitzmiller and several of her and
Bentleys friends plan to get memo-
rial tattoos. Kitzmiller wants one of
a panda on her right leg, along with
a Bentley motto. Its all good.
He was born Jan. 20, 1987, at his
familys former home in Peculiar,
Mo. He is survived by Kitzmiller, his
parents Eileen Wilson Bentley and
Mark Bentley and his brothers, Tom
and Sam.
Bentley attended Shawnee
Mission East High School, where he
met Kitzmiller. The couple enjoyed
movie nights and shared a love for
He was so kind to everyone and
he was such a hard guy not to like,
Kitzmiller said. He always wanted
to help people who needed help.
Kansan staf writer david Linhardt
can be contacted at dlinhardt@
Edited by Elyse Weidner
Its all good symbolized students life motto
New Park and Ride lot ready, few have permits
By danny Luppino
The University of Kansas Parking
Department is ready to unveil its new
Park and Ride lot on West Campus,
but the sales of the passes are slow.
The Parking Department sold 495
passes for the 1,472-space lot during
the online purchasing period, well
short of its goal, said Donna Hultine,
parking department director.
When everything is said and
done, Id be happy if we sold 1,500,
Hultine said. Well be inside the
garage selling Park and Ride permits
Monday and I think well sell a lot.
Danny Kaiser, assistant director
of parking, said in an Aug. 3 pre-
sentation that he expected student
awareness of the new lot to increase
once bus service begins.
The buses themselves will be our
best marketing because they stand
out so much, Kaiser said of the
bright blue fleet.
Four new buses will serve the lot
with one coming every six minutes.
The Park and Ride Express buses
will be free for all students to ride.
A new policy requiring all fresh-
men living off-campus to park only
in the Park and Ride lot may also bol-
ster sales. The policy is intended to
decrease congestion in yellow lots.
A 2005 report found that KU was
about 1,800 spaces short of fulfilling
its parking needs. The Park and Ride
lot is the first step in correcting that
Kansan staf writer danny Luppi-
no can be contacted at dluppino@
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By Mark Vierthaler
After announcing the opening of
the city manager position July 21, the
city commission has begun its search
for someone with the ability to forge
a relationship with the University of
The position opened in March
after the forced resignation of
Mike Wildgen. Mayor Mike Amyx
declined to comment.
Sue Hack, vice mayor and city
commissioner, said an open commu-
nication channel with the University
would be a key factor in hiring a new
Its important to have a mutu-
ally beneficial relationship, she
said. The applicant needs to under-
stand that they are the citys biggest
employer. Its an extremely impor-
tant relationship.
Dennis Boog Highberger, city
commissioner, agreed that a city
manager should make immediate
contact with students and adminis-
The students make up a large
part of the citys population, he said.
The ideal manager would make
contact with university officials right
Highberger said that the commis-
sion had high hopes, but that he was
confident they would be able to fill
the position.
We need someone who can take
initiative to bring forward ideas,
Highberger said. At the same time,
they need to respond to direction
from the committee.
The city has hired independent
executive search agency Bennett
Yarger Associates to design the
job advertisement, as well as filter
through the first set of applicants.
The job search will end Aug. 25.
Frank Reeb, Lawrence director
of administrative services, said the
city commission chose the agency
to handle the bulk of the hiring
Bennett Yarger created both a job
bulletin and a challenge statement,
Reeb said. The purpose of the docu-
ments is to introduce the applicant
to the community of Lawrence.
The profile and challenge state-
ment also give an outline of challeng-
es a potential applicant will encoun-
ter. Included within the challenges
is the need to improve the general
infrastructure of the city, the ability
to maintain community identity
and staff retention and recruitment.
The profile comes equipped with
a laundry list of preferred quali-
ties, including the ability to rebuild
the citys governance, be a strategic
thinker, willingness to work openly
with the community and various
other ideal qualities.
Hack said at first glance the
requirements might seem a little
lofty, but high standards were impor-
tant if Lawrence wanted to be a suc-
cessful community.
It really does sound like were
waiting for someone in a red cape,
she said. We want a person whos
more than a manager. We need
someone whos a leader. We need
someone whos creative.
All applicants must first go
through the contracted agency
before the city commission will even
consider them for the position.
Bennett Yarger, based out of
Scituate, Mass., specializes in search-
ing for executive positions from
public administrators to advocacy
Dick Bennett, president and
owner of Bennett Yarger, said the
city of Lawrence hired his company
in an effort to lighten the plates of
the city commissioners.
Recruiters are used because they
know the area, Bennett said. It
saves time for the city commission.
Weve been around a long time, so
we have a very broad network.
Bennett said his company guar-
anteed the city hire. The firm also
guaranteed its hire would remain
for at least the first year of employ-
His company is in charge of
the initial hiring, designing of the
job advertisement and the initial
interviews. After these steps, it will
become a joint venture between
Bennett Yarger and the city com-
The city commissioners cer-
tainly have final say, Bennett said.
However, we do some interviewing
Bennett said the entire hiring
process usually took 90 days from
start to finish.
City officials estimate they will
have a new city manager by mid-
kansan staf writer Mark Viertha-
ler can be contacted at mviertha-
Edited by Kristen Jarboe
By erin Castaneda
The Kansas State Board of
Educations return to moderate
hands could reshape current science
standards, but the states reputation
might not be fixed as quickly.
The results of the state primary
elections held on Aug. 1 will give
the board a 6-4 moderate majority
in January. The board is predicted
to reverse current science standards
removing anti-evolution teachings
from science classrooms.
Janet Waugh, democratic victor
in District 1, which includes east-
ern Lawrence, said that when she
resumed her position on the board
state science standards would be one
of the first issues addressed.
Waugh said she supported both
evolution and creationism being
taught in the appropriate settings.
Waugh said that the current con-
servative boards decision to include
criticism of the theory of evolution
in its science curriculum had made
the state a laughing stock.
I think its unfair and tragic
because the reality is we rank in the
top 10 of the nation in every category
educationally, but if we continue the
path we were on with radicals and
conservatives, I think the ranking
would be lower, Waugh said.
Rob Weaver, associate dean of the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
whose discipline is molecular biolo-
gy, also said the reputation of Kansas
had been tarnished.
Weaver said that image had affect-
ed the University in two ways.
First, he said that professor
recruitment has suffered. He said the
University needed the best possible
professors, but if the best were reluc-
tant to apply because of the social
controversy, then students would
If I was in my 30s and looking for
a job, I wouldnt apply, he said. But
KU is a hotbed for evolution study.
Secondly, he said incoming col-
lege students were missing a piece
of their science education if they
werent taught that evolution was a
valid theory.
Liza Holeski, Rio Grande, Ohio,
ecology and evolutionary biology
graduate student, teaches entry-level
biology classes at the University. She
has found that many of her under-
graduate students never discussed
evolution in high school.
You can just tell that they prob-
ably have never had evolution in sci-
ence class, she said. The word itself
has a stigma because of the debate
thats been going on for so long.
Steve Case, ecology and evolu-
tionary biology
professor, said
that no scientif-
ic debate existed
and that it was
a controversy
manuf actured
by society.
Case said
that although
many scientific
theories were
disproven given
time, the theo-
ries of evolution
had not been met with any sound
competing evidence. He said God
had suddenly become a testable
object, which he said was a problem
with Intelligent Design. Instead of
limiting science to natural phenome-
na, he said current standards opened
up science test-
ing to every-
thing, including
We dont
have the tools to
research God,
Case, a former
religion teacher,
Case is also
the chairman
of the science
committee who
writes cur-
riculum standards for grades K-12.
Case said the standards defined the
word science so teachers could easily
explain it to their students.
Students arent stupid, he said.
If you lie to them they will know
and it will destroy your credibility.
Steve Abrams, conservative
Republican and chairman of the
board, said he would like to see the
current standards continue.
I think any time you put forth
science standards formed in a dog-
matic fashion it is a step backwards,
he said. Im not in favor of scripture
being taught in classes. I support
only good peer-reviewed, empirical
science standards and those things
dont support evolution.
kansan staf writer erin Castaneda
can be contacted at ecastaneda@
Edited by Erin Wiley
State board may reverse current science standards
Commission searches for city manager
I think its unfair and tragic because the reality
is we rank in the top 10 of the nation in every
category educationally, but if we continue the
path we were on with radicals and conserva-
tives, I think the ranking would be lower.
Democratic victor in District 1
Position opens in March after old manager forced to resign
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ogy Michael Vitevitch on Thursday. The lecture, entitled Who are KUs Students? was part of a conference
for new KU graduate teaching assistants that 352 new GTAs attended.
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By C.J. MoorE
One of the fastest men in the
world could be facing a lifetime
ban in track and field because of
a positive drug test at the Kansas
Relays in April.
Justin Gatlin, the 24-year-old
American sprinter and co-world
record holder in the 100 meter,
tested positive for testosterone or
other steroids after his team won
the 4 x 100 relay at the Kansas
Relays on April 22. Because it is
Gatlins second offense his first
offense was using the ADD medi-
cation Adderall his freshman year
at the University of Tennessee
he could face a lifetime ban.
Gatlin has denied knowingly
using any banned substances at
the Kansas Relays.
Justin has maintained that
he has done nothing wrong and
was not involved with using or
applying any prohibited sub-
stance to himself, Gatlins attor-
ney Cameron Myler said in an
interview with the The University
Daily Kansan.
Myler said she would argue
exceptional circumstances
in defense of Gatlin during his
arbitration, which should begin
sometime in the next few weeks.
By pleading exceptional circum-
stances, Myler must prove Gatlin
was not at fault or had no signifi-
cant fault.
Gatlin and other Olympians
were invited to compete in a
three-hour Gold Zone event at
the relays, which drew the sec-
ond-largest crowd in the events
history last year. When contact-
ed, meet director Tim Weaver
declined to comment.
Under the world anti-doping
agency code, Gatlins sanction (a
lifetime ban) would be eliminated
entirely if it is found that he was
not at fault or the sanction could
be reduced if it is found that he
had no significant fault.
No significant fault is when
the arbitration panel determines
the athlete was fairly vigilant in
trying not to come in contact
with any prohibited substance but
they made some mistake so they
werent entirely at fault, but a little
bit, Myler said.
By ryAn SChnEidEr
Despite losing all but three start-
ers from last seasons dominating
defense, Mark Mangino has a gut
feeling about this years squad after
only two days of practice.
They could be just as good.
I like what our defense is doing,
that defense is quick, the Kansas
coach said following the Aug. 5
practice, which was open to fans and
media. Its a quick outfit, physical
up front. Weve got a scrappy bunch
of guys, theyre going to be okay.
The Jayhawks return defensive
tackle James McClinton, safety
Jerome Kemp and cornerback Aqib
Talib from last years unit that gave
up just 22 points per game.
The defense held its own in a
scrimmage against the first-team
offense, led by redshirt freshman
quarterback Kerry Meier. Talib
intercepted one of Meiers passes
and nearly picked off another. The
defense also collected two other
turnovers by the offense.
Talib, a first team All-Big 12
selection in the preseason media
poll, looked best among Kansas
cornerbacks. In drills against wide
receivers, Talib nearly picked off sev-
eral passes and batted down a few
While Mangino was encouraged
by the defenses performance, he
realizes the group still has a long way
to go before being ready for the sea-
son opener at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 against
Northwestern State.
The challenge is theyve got to
learn very quickly, Mangino said.
Weve got to get that chemistry we
had last year and I think its well on
its way.
Chemistry on offense appears to
be strong, with Meier hitting several
receivers in stride for long passes
during the scrimmage. Senior Jon
Cornish took most of the first team
snaps at running back, with redshirt
freshman Angus Quigley and fresh-
man DMarcus Lang battling for the
back-up spot.
Despite taking all the snaps with
the first team offense, Meier knows
he could easily lose the starting job.
Youve got to go in there with
the attitude that theres guys behind
you, Meier said. Its never a secure
lock that youre going to play, you
have to come out and prove yourself
Kansas practice on Friday is
open to fans, beginning at 3:40 p.m.
at the practice fields near Hoglund
Kansan senior sportswriter
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Edited by Aly Barland
Coaches contracts are loaded
with money from endorsements,
radio and television shows, personal
appearances, bonuses for victories,
incentives for reaching attendance
goals, as well as other perks includ-
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and even the use of private jets.
What these high-dollar salaries
do to universities and student-ath-
letes is interpreted differently by dif-
ferent individuals, but one thing is
certain: These salaries are a part of
competing in the booming business
of high-stakes college football. In the
fierce battle for victories in college
football, coaching is key, making
good coaching even more valuable.
While the conferences coaches
are all highly compensated, Kansas
coach Mark Manginos annual guar-
anteed salary ranks dead last in the
And while Mangino is in no dan-
ger of living on the street, his salary
of more than $600,000 a year is more
than seven times that of the average
University of Kansas faculty mem-
ber, he still makes less than half of
the average Big 12 football coach.
Cost of doing business
Kansas Athletics Director Lew
Perkins said he was well aware of
Manginos low ranking in relation to
his fellow Big 12 coaches.
Does it concern me? Absolutely.
Perkins said.
In a conference where the average
football coachs guaranteed salary is
approaching $1.5 million a season,
Mangino appears to be getting left
Maybe not for long.
Perkins said he and Mangino
were currently discussing a raise and
extension on the coachs contract. He
said the negotiations had been ongo-
ing for some time, but that nothing
had yet been finalized.
These things take time, Perkins
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Fans of Kansas mens basketball
and the NBA will get a chance to see
a pair of former KU greats and their
teams play in Allen Fieldhouse.
An Oct. 15 exhibition game will
feature Nick Collisons Seattle Su-
personics against Kirk Hinrichs
Chicago Bulls. Tickets go on sale
this morning through the Kansas
Athletics Ticket Ofce, located in
the feldhouse. Student tickets are
available for $10 and regular tick-
ets for $25 to $60. Tey may also be
purchased at
or by calling 785-864-3141.
Since graduating in 2003 as two
of the most decorated KU basketball
players, Collison and Hinrich have
experienced diferent results in their
professional careers.
Hinrich joined the Bulls as the
seventh overall draf pick in 2003,
and found success, averaging 12
points and 6.8 assists a game. He
was named the Bulls player of the
year, was selected to the all-rookie
frst team and was invited to tryout
for the United States Olympic team.
Collisons fortunes entering the
league werent as bright. Drafed
12th overall by the Sonics, the for-
ward saw his rookie season wiped
out by injuries to both shoulders.
He played limited minutes in a
backup role during his sophomore
campaign. Last season transformed
Collison from a bench player to a
backup and occasional starter.
Te game will be the fourth NBA
game played in the feldhouse. Te
storied gym has seen such NBA
greats as Michael Jordan and John
Stockton grace Naismith court in
past exhibition games. Bringing for-
mer Kansas players and their teams
back to Lawrence was frst tried af-
ter Kansas won the national cham-
pionship in 1988. Feature attraction
Danny Manning was unable to play
in that game because of an injury.
In 1997, Jordans Bulls topped the
Sonics in front of a sold-out crowd.
Jordan would go on to win the last
of his six NBA titles that season.
In 2001, the Philadelphia 76ers
and Utah Jazz played, with Larry
Brown coaching the 76ers and Greg
Ostertag playing for the Jazz. Be-
cause of the absence of 76ers star
Allen Iverson and Jazz great Karl
Malone, the game had about 10,000
fans. Organizers hope the presence
of two Kansas standouts will boost
attendance for this years event.
Kansan sportswriter daniel
molina can be contacted at
Edited by Kristen Jarboe
Collison, Hinrich to reunite
for NBA matchup in the Phog
STory By ryAn SChnEidEr
Joshua Bickel/KANSAN
Kansas football coach Mark Manginos contract is worth more than $600,000, though even at that level his annual guaranteed salary ranks dead last in the league. Kansas Athletics Director
Lew Perkins and Mangino are discussing a raise and extension in the length of Manginos contract.
Endorsements, incentives push contracts into the millions of dollars
Only three defensive starters will return yet Mangino likes what he sees
sports 2B
monday, august 14, 2006
By Jeff Deters
Unsure if his dream of playing
in the NBA would happen, Jeff
Hawkins was preparing for a life
and career that did not include
Hawkins was not selected dur-
ing the 2006 NBA Draft, and fol-
lowing KUs first-round loss to
Bradley in the NCAA tournament,
many believed Hawkins playing
days were finished.
Hawkins, however, held onto his
dream to continue playing basket-
ball, even while he was looking
for work in the business world.
Hawkins said he had just complet-
ed an interview with an insurance
company when he got a call from
the Bremen Roosters of the inter-
national league, which is based in
It was the only opportunity I
had to keep playing basketball,
Hawkins said.
He said it was a tough situa-
tion because he was concentrating
his efforts 50 percent on business
and 50 percent on basketball.
Im the type of person who
when I go into something, I go 100
percent, he said. And now that he
can concentrate fully on basket-
ball, Hawkins was thankful for the
opportunity to continue playing.
Hawkins left for Germany
Sunday after-
noon to begin
preparing for
the Roosters
u p c o m i n g
60-game sea-
son, which
begins Sept. 29.
Hawkins said
his main goals
were to con-
duct himself as
a good citizen
and help the
team earn a winning record. The
Roosters went just 16-44 last year.
Hawkins said he had never been
to Germany and doesnt speak
German, but he said has been talk-
ing to an uncle who used to live
there so he could prepare for his
new surroundings.
Hawkins said he would keep in
touch with his former teammates,
albeit mostly through the Internet.
He said he would communicate
via Web sites such as MySpace
and Facebook instead of expensive
international calls.
Thatll be weird, Hawkins
He also gave high praise to this
years Jayhawks.
From playing with them two
weeks ago,
this year
could be a
really spe-
cial year,
H a w k i n s
said. Theres
a lot of tal-
ent on that
Hawki ns
thought that
the four play-
ers coming in
Darrell Arthur, Sherron Collins,
Brennan Bechard and Brady
Morningstar were better as a
group than the ones theyre replac-
ing Hawkins, Christian Moody,
Steven Vinson and Moulaye
They have the pieces, Hawkins
said. If they put the pieces togeth-
er, I think they can win the national
Kansan sportswriter Jef Deters
can be contacted at jdeters@
Edited by Shanxi Upsdell
By Bryan Cisler
As the 2006 Kansas Media Day
unfolded, Kerry Meier, Jon Cornish
and Aqib Talib were hounded by
the lights, cameras and micro-
phones, having already cemented
themselves as the new faces of
Kansas football.
Away from the
spotlight, stand-
ing under the
scoreboard with
the assistant
coaches, was
the man Mark
Mangino said got
the ball rolling
for KU football,
former standout
quarterback Bill
This time, Whittemore wasnt
wearing a helmet and pads, but
rather holding a clipboard and a
whistle as the new offensive gradu-
ate assistant.
Im just excited to learn and sit
back and watch so I can gather all
that I can, Whittemore said.
In a typical day, he plans out
the schedules for all the coaches,
and at practice he works primarily
with offensive coordinator Nick
Quartaro and wide receivers coach
Tim Beck.
Off the field and in the office,
he has been aggressive in taking his
assignments seriously and really
being on top of things in terms of
organization, Quartaro said.
Beck uses Whittemore as anoth-
er set of eyes, because when the
offense runs a three or four wide
receiver set, Beck wont always
catch everything. Whittemore also
works with wide receivers on route
running, teaching the general
nuances of the offense.
Whittemore still has a presence
about him when he steps on the
field because of what he accom-
plished in his years at Kansas.
On the field the kids know he
has credibility, and when he says
something on a coaching point,
they will take it to heart, Quartaro
It has also helped that just three
years ago seniors Adam Barmann,
Bob Whitaker and Cornish called
Whittemore a teammate. Now they
call him coach.
When I was younger, he was
my mentor. I learned a lot of things
from him, I am glad we got him
back, quarterback Adam Barmann
In 2003, Whittemores final sea-
son, he passed for 2,385 yards,
third best in KU history. He also
led Kansas to the Tangerine Bowl,
its first bowl game in eight years.
This was especially amazing con-
sidering Kansas was 2-10 the year
When Whittemore left Kansas
that next spring, things got a little
rocky. He tried his
hand at the NFL,
but after tryouts
with the New York
Jets and the Atlanta
Falcons, he decided
to take his game
to Nashville for
the Arena Football
It was enjoy-
able, short and
sweet, but I never
got on the field. To be honest, I
dont how good I would have been
out there, Whittemore said.
Whittemore, always more of a
dual-threat style quarterback, never
fully adapted to Arena Footballs
fast paced game, and spent his year
there as a backup.
After that, things started to look
up as he chose to go back home to
Brentwood, Tenn., and became a
football coach at his former high
The team went 11-2, with
Whittemore gaining valuable
coaching experience while work-
ing with the wide receivers, his
focus at Kansas this year.
Working with the receivers this
year, a lot of them are young guys,
so it was kind of the same situa-
tion as it was for me last year in
the sense of their knowledge of the
game, and to understand what they
are thinking and what they need to
know, he said.
Now that Whittemore is back at
Kansas, he has to juggle coaching
football and getting his masters
degree in sports management,
although he doesnt foresee any
The young players these days
are so talented and really care, and
all of them are willing to do what is
expected of them, he said.
As KU Football takes the field
this fall, it will hope to carry on
the winning tradition that Bill
Whittemore started.
Kansan sportswriter Bryan Cis-
ler can be contacted at bcisler@
Edited by Travis Robinett
By stephen BerGMan
Whether it was Mike Tyson bit-
ing off Evander Holyfields ear, Ron
Artest serving up innocent fans, or
watching Terrell Owens doing
well, everything Terrell Owens does
fans witness bad sportsmanship
wherever competition is found.
This year however, KU
Recreation Services plans to put a
halt on the bad in intramural sports
by rewarding the good.
We are implementing a sports-
manship rating system this year,
league coordinator Kurt Schooley
said. Teams will be graded each
game. Points will go towards their
eligibility of making the tourna-
This policy, much like any change
to the norm, will undoubtedly have
its critics, but most should see the
good it will do the game.
I like the idea, Matt Lindberg,
Plano, Texas, junior said. I think
it will make the game more fun for
the teams.
Along with the new rating sys-
tem, KU Recreation Services also
implemented a few other changes.
Dodgeball enthusiasts can
rejoice. Instead of a single tourna-
ment, the sport is getting its own
league. Sign-up for the dodgeball
league will begin on Sept. 29.
The three-on-three soccer
league will be held in the fall, while
the eight-on-eight league has been
moved to the spring.
We flip-flopped them, which
hopefully will allow us to get more
fields open for spring soccer,
Schooley said.
As for the fall line-up of activi-
ties, flag football sign-up will
begin on Friday, Aug. 18 and close
Monday, Aug. 21. Sand volleyball
and three-on-three soccer entries
will be taken from Friday, Aug. 25
to Monday, Aug. 28.
KU Recreation Services also
offers events such as floor hockey,
volleyball, tennis, racquetball, table
tennis, golf, bowling and eight-ball
pool. There will also be a home-
coming three-on-three basketball
tournament, and a pre-holiday bas-
ketball tournament. Most leagues
require a fee, however, there are a
few that are free of charge. Check
out the Web site www.recreation. for a list of all the leagues,
entry information and cost. All
intramural league sign-ups are on a
first come, first serve basis.
Kansan sportswriter stephen
Bergman can be contacted at
Edited by Catherine Odson
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nSoccer, drake Exhibition, 6
p.m., des moines, Iowa
nVolleyball vs. Ku alumni,
7 p.m., Horejsi Family
athletics Center
returns to Kansas
Former Jayhawk becomes Rooster
Hawkins picks basketball rather than a business job, leaves for Germany;
vows to keep in touch with former teammates through Internet
Good sportsmanship to be rewarded
From playing with them two
weeks ago, this year could be a
really special year. Theres a lot of
talent on that team.
Former Jayhawk basketball player
Im just excited to learn
and sit back and watch
so I can gather all that I
Ofensive graduate assistant
By JaiMe arOn
the assOCiateD press
The outlook for the Big 12 this
season has zigged and zagged like a
Vince Young broken-field run ever
since the Texas quarterback sprinted
into the end zone to win the national
Winners of 20 straight games, the
Longhorns wouldve been a certain
preseason No. 1 in the country,
not just the conference had Young
stuck around Austin for his senior
season. After months of saying he
would, Young turned pro, leaving
Texas without an experienced quar-
terback and lowering expectations
for 2006.
They werent even picked to win
their own division, the Big 12 South.
Oklahoma got the nod, in part
because the Sooners went through
the growing pains of breaking in a
young quarterback last season.
Sophomore Rhett Bomar won
six of his last seven games and was
only expected to get better, especially
with running back Adrian Peterson
returning to full strength.
Then, last week, Bomar was kicked
off the team for violating NCAA
rules. So, ready or not, the Longhorns
became the Big 12 favorites again.
Years of highly ranked recruiting
classes have left Texas loaded with
Coach Mack Brown has 16 return-
ing starters, including sophomore
running back Jamaal Charles, and
depth at nearly every position
except the most important one.
It was tough recruiting anyone
to back up Young. Brown didnt fret
over it because he wasnt expecting to
need a replacement until 2007.
I thought Vince would come
back, very honestly; I might have
been the only one in America that
did, said Brown, quickly adding that
he believes Young made the right
The next decision is Browns. Does
he go with redshirt freshman Colt
McCoy or Jevan Snead, who finished
high school a semester early and
began college in January?
Both of those young guys exceed-
ed our expectations in the spring,
Brown said. Theyve shown great
leadership. But we also will not
know who they are in practice. Well
have to wait until we put them in a
pressure situation, in a ballgame, to
learn more about them.
If he hadnt just won a national
championship, detractors would be
accusing Brown of making excuses.
Not anymore.
He ripped off his cant win the
big one label by leading Texas on a
run thats featured the schools first
national title since 1969.
bIg 12 Football
Texas remains favorite despite lack of quarterback depth
Mens BasKetBall
Chris Piper selected
to succeed Falkenstien
Kansas basketball and
football play-by-play radio
commentator Bob Davis
has two new broadcast-
ing partners after 22 years
with the legendary Max
It was announced earlier
this year that former Uni-
versity of Kansas football
lineman David Lawrence
would partner with Davis
for football broadcasts.
He will also host the pre-
game Crimson and Blue
Line and the post-game
Jayhawk Locker Room
for the mens basketball
radio broadcasts.
More recently, KU Ath-
letics Department offcials
and ESPN-Plus offcials
announced that Chris
Piper will be teaming with
Bob Davis in broadcasting
basketball games for the
Jayhawk Radio Network.
Piper, 41, is familiar with
the University. He was a
member of the 1988 Na-
tional Championship bas-
ketball team, the 1986 Final
Four team and he was also
a four-year letter winner.
Piper has broadcast mens
basketball games for the
Jayhawk Television Net-
work for the past 14 years.
Piper also worked as an
analyst for Big 12 telecasts
with ESPN-Plus for the last
six years. He is also the
owner of a company that
produces licensed colle-
giate merchandise, Grand-
stand Sportswear and
Glassware, 2920 Haskell
Avenue, Suite 200.
Claudia Alterman
Awards handed out
for high grades
Kansas volleyball
team learned Aug. 9
that it earned the Game
Plan/American Volleyball
Coaches Association Team
Academic Award for the
2005-06 season. The team
posted a 3.43 grade point
average for the 2005-06
school year. The team was
one of 54 NCAA Division I
squads to gets a cumula-
tive GPA of 3.3 or higher.
The University of Kan-
sas will receive a plaque
recognizing the teams
accomplishment, and the
players will receive certif-
cates for the honor.
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Old, new talent works to surpass NCAA performance
Summer camps attempt to increase interest in sport, create brighter future
By Drew Davison
The KU volleyball team held vol-
leyball camps this summer for nearly
750 players in grades six through
12, making this one of their best-
attended summers ever. The success
may even lead to a better team in
the future.
Coach Ray Bechard said weve
got to develop talent in our area, so
we can have the best players feel like
they want to become a part of our
program, Bechard said.
Bechard said the top programs in
the country, such as Nebraska, who
lost in last seasons national champi-
onship game, had a majority of their
rosters filled with in-state players.
This is a vehicle for us to try to
increase the enthusiasm and par-
ticipation in volleyball in this area,
he said.
The camps were hosted by coach
Bechard and his staff, which includ-
ed current and former KU volleyball
New this summer were team
camps for middle school and high
school teams, which served as an
alternative to the traditional indi-
vidual camps. Bechard said he and
the staff really enjoyed the team
camp format. Bechard said the staff
enjoyed the team camp because each
team could train as a group.
We did a great job with that and
word will get out and it will grow,
he said.
While the camps were successful,
Emily Brown, junior opposite side
hitter/setter, came down with men-
ingitis while at the camp.
Brown, who is still easing back
into practice, had to take a couple
weeks off because of the viral infec-
It was horrible, I had to go to the
hospital, Brown said. I was there
for three or four days.
Brown said her mom took her
home to Baldwin City for 10 days.
She said the camps were a lot of fun,
other than the meningitis.
We get to hang out with a lot of
the local girls and get them invested
in our program, Brown said. Its
nice to see them at our games and
make contacts. It was a good time.
Kansan staf writer Drew Davison
can be contacted at ddavison@
Edited by Travis Robinett
Emily Brown was sitting in the
office of her academic adviser, Scott
Scooter Ward, when she discov-
ered she was picked as a preseason
All-Big 12 player.
I was in Scooters office, and
he happened to pull up the Web
site, and we were like, what? said
Brown, junior opposite side hitter/
setter. But none of that matters. The
team was preseason No. 7, so were
kind of excited to turn that around
and prove some people wrong.
The Jayhawk volleyball team
made its third consecutive NCAA
appearance last year and is excited to
get the season under way.
We have a chance to do some
big things this year, Brown said.
We have a lot of potential. We were
preseason No. 7, but were hoping to
get to No. 3.
While four starters return to the
Jayhawks, the biggest hurdle for
coach Ray Bechard will be replacing
Josi Lima, an All-Big 12 player for
four consecutive years, Paula Caten
and Andi Rozum, who all graduated
last spring.
We lost two four-year starters,
but I think our seniors are ready,
Bechard said. This is the only class
that has been to three NCAA tour-
naments. Im sure theyd like to go
out being the only class who went
to the NCAA tournament all four
Bechard said because the team
had been to the NCAA tournament
second round twice and first round
once, the goal this season would
be to advance beyond the first two
rounds of the tournament.
If youre one of the top five
teams in the Big 12 conference, you
probably have that opportunity, he
The team received some help for
this upcoming season when Natalie
Uhart transferred to Kansas from
Long Beach State. Uhart has been
tabbed Big 12 Conference Preseason
Newcomer of the Year. The Jayhawks
have a total of eight newcomers on
the team.
Bechard said he recruited Uhart,
a 6-foot-2 middle blocker, out of
high school and expected her to
contribute immediately.
Were thrilled to have her back,
he said. Shes a dynamic, athletic
middle who will obviously get in the
mix right away for us.
The other returning start-
ers, including Brown, are Jamie
Mathewson, Jana Correa and
Savannah Noyes.
Preparation for the upcoming
season began Tuesday when the
team started two-a-day practices.
The season gets under way Aug.
25 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with the
Crimson Tide Invitational.
Weve got Alabama and Miami
right off, Bechard said of the non-
conference schedule. Bama was
a tournament team last year and
Miami has been two of the last three
Kansas also plays Brigham Young,
who was ranked in the top 10 at
one point last season, and Temple, a
perennial threat to win the Atlantic
10, during the non-conference
The teams schedule will help its
case when tournament selections are
made. The Big 12 routinely sends
several teams to the NCAA tourna-
Playing high-caliber teams will
also help the Jayhawks prepare for
what awaits them in conference
Thatll do more than get us ready
for our first week of Big 12 play,
Bechard said.
The Big 12 conference season
starts on Sept. 13 at Nebraska.
The Cornhuskers are the pre-
season favorite to win the Big 12.
The Jayhawks then face Texas in
Lawrence. Bechard said he thought
Nebraska and Texas would both be
top 10 teams.
Kansas home opener at Horejsi
Family Athletics Center will be
Aug. 29 against the University of
Missouri-Kansas City.
Kansan staf writer Drew Davison
can be contacted at ddavison@
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monday, august 14, 2006
By Case Keefer
More than half of the roster for
the Kansas womens basketball team
will be new faces this season.
Kelly Kohn, LaChelda Jacobs,
Danielle McCay, Sade Morris, Lindsay
Ballweg, Porscha Weddington and
Rebecca Feickert all completed high
school last May and will be on the
2006-2007 roster.
For the group of seven, the sum-
mer was spent getting familiar with
the University, going to class and
following a vigorous workout regi-
men every day.
They made sure that we didnt
leave each day until they got every-
thing they could get out of us, Kohn
Kohn thrived at the guard posi-
tion at her high school in Adrian,
Mich., she was named a McDonalds
All-American honorable mention
and a first team all-state player by
the Detroit Free Press.
Because of NCAA rules, coach
Bonnie Henrickson has had very
limited access to the teams summer
workouts, but has liked the reports
she has received thus far.
Our strength and conditioning
coach has been excited about their
progress, she liked their intensity,
liked their competitiveness, athleti-
cism and agility, Henrickson said.
However, that is not what the
coach is most impressed by so far.
The sevens chemistry and camara-
derie seem to be working out rather
nicely as well.
When you see one, you are going
to see a pack. They run together,
they are together, Henrickson said.
They will talk to you about how
close theyve become and how well
they get along and they understand
why thats important.
Kohn is not the only standout
guard of the group. McCray excelled
at Olathe East High School en route
to being named The Kansas City
Stars Girls Basketball Player of the
Ballweg is another guard from
near by, hailing from Overland
Park. Jacobs, from Mansfield, Texas,
rounds out the list of new guards.
At 6-foot-2 Feickert has the most
size of the septet. She was named
North Dakota Miss Basketball last
winter and should be invaluable as
far as accounting for size disadvan-
tages. Morris, Gatorade Player of the
Year, and Weddington, from Temple,
Texas, play a physical style at the
forward position.
After last season, when the
Jayhawks won their first post-season
game in more than five years, expec-
tations seem especially high for this
group over the next four years. The
attention doesnt seem to intimidate
or bother Kohn.
I can only see things getting
better with having so many fresh-
men coming in and realizing that
all of us have the same goal: to take
the womans program to its highest
potential, Kohn said.
One area where the team would
like to see more help is fan sup-
port. Last season marked an all-time
high in student attendance during
womens basketball games. Those
numbers should keep rising this
year. Not only are the games free to
students, but Kohn is guaranteeing
I love watching my other team-
mates when Im not in the game, and
I know if I was a fan I would feed off
of their intensity and that love of the
game. Its just something to watch,
she said.
Kansan sportswriter Case Keefer
can be contacted at ckeefer@kan-
Edited by Mindy Ricketts
Camaraderie impresses coach
Bonnie Henrickson impressed with chemistry, camaraderie; players
bring their own experience, accomplishments to basketball team
Southern Cal quarterback John David Booty looks for a receiver during practice last week. Booty will be one of
several new faces in the hunt for this seasons national championship.
college football
Womens basketball
Change is in the air as season nears
By raLPH D. rUssO
THe assOCiaTeD Press
The Southern California dynasty
has been derailed, and the player
most responsible wont be around to
help Texas defend its crown.
For the first time in a few years,
there will be a race instead of a
chase for the college football nation-
al championship.
Theres legitimate title talk at Ohio
State, Notre Dame, LSU, Auburn
and West Virginia. Hopes are high
for Florida and California. And lets
not forget USC and Texas.
Is there even a favorite this sea-
At this time of year, I never
have an opinion, said USC coach
Pete Carroll, whose Trojans were
denied a third straight national title
by Vince Young and Texas. We just
got to start playing and see what
What college football fans will
see this season is bigger though
not necessarily better: an expanded
Bowl Championship Series; 12-
game regular-season schedules for
all major college teams and new
replay rules.
Now, coaches can challenge a call
but will lose a timeout if its not
This season the often challenged
BCS, always an easy target for those
pining for a Division I-A playoff
system, debuts a new five-game,
double-hosting format.
The idea behind the expansion is
to give better access to teams outside
the six conferences with automatic
qualification ACC, Big East, Big
Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC.
Since the BCS 1998 debut, Utah
of the Mountain West is the only
team from outside the high-revenue
leagues to play in a BCS game. The
Utes needed to finish in the top six
in the final BCS standings to earn a
Fiesta Bowl bid.
Now teams from the MWC,
WAC, MAC, Conference USA and
Sun Belt need only finish in the top
12 to get a BCS invite.
Its better than it used be, which
is good, said Southern Mississippi
coach Jeff Bower, whose team is
a perennial C-USA contender. At
least you have a legitimate chance
The BCS championship game will
be played Jan. 8, a few days after
the Sugar, Rose, Orange and Fiesta
Mistaken identity plagues NBA player
By eDDie PeLLs
THe assOCiaTeD Press
Eddie Johnson scratched his way
out of the Cabrini-Green housing
project in Chicago, fashioned a long
and successful NBA career, turned
that into an opportunity on TV and
built a reputation as an all-around
good guy who loves to work with
Eddie Johnson was mistaken in
some media reports for another
Eddie Johnson a retired 10-year
NBA player from Florida who was
arrested Tuesday night and charged
with sexually assaulting an 8-year-
old girl.
The Eddie Johnson who had
nothing to do with that accusation
is a former Illinois star who went on
to a 17-year career with the Kings,
Suns, Rockets and other teams.
But when some media reports
about the alleged crime included
his bio information and file photo
linked on the Internet, his phone
started ringing.
The thing that disappointed me
the most is some people were over-
zealous enough to think it was me
and attack me with a ferocity I cant
comprehend, Johnson said.
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Mangino signed a five-year con-
tract when former Athletics Director
Al Bohl brought him to Lawrence in
2001. He has been given two one-
year extensions, keeping him under
contract through the 2008 season.
Mangino, through a spokesman,
declined to comment for this article.
Through open records requests,
The University Daily Kansan
obtained the contracts of 10 Big 12
football coaches, including Mangino.
Only Colorado and Baylor did not
comply with requests for their coach-
es contracts.
Dan Hawkins contract with
Colorado remains unsigned and
therefore not subject to records
requests, while Baylor is not legally
required to provide Guy Morriss
contract, because it is a private uni-
versity. His salary was obtained from
filings with the Internal Revenue
Mangino is one of five Big 12
coaches whose annual guaranteed
salary is less than $1 million. The
other four are Hawkins, Missouris
Gary Pinkel, Oklahoma States Mike
Gundy and Kansas States Ron
The Colorado athletics depart-
ment described the contract and its
value for The Kansan, indicating that
the salary would be greater than
The conferences average, how-
ever, is slightly skewed because of the
annually increasing guaranteed sala-
ries of its two highest-paid coaches,
Oklahomas Bob Stoops and Texas
Mack Brown. Both Brown and Stoops
are scheduled to make at least $2.5
million in 2006 and their contracts
require that their salaries increase by
at least $100,000 per year.
Perkins said he couldnt deny
that football coaches made a lot of
money, but he said it was part of
being a member of a large, competi-
tive conference.
If youre going to play in that
league, youre going to pay what the
fair market value is, Perkins said.
Its just the cost of doing business.

Coaching Perks
According to his contract,
Mangino is paid a base salary of
$128,438, similar to the Kansas mens
and womens basketball coaches. He
is also guaranteed $475,000 from
radio shows and Internet features
pursuant to KUAC arrangements,
affiliations and/or contracts featur-
ing Mangino. In total, his annual
yearly guaranteed salary adds up to
$603,438, plus other forms of guar-
anteed compensation.
Mangino is guaranteed the use
of two cars classified as the highest
line of the manufacturer recently,
at least one was a Lincoln Navigator
and memberships to Alvamar
and Lawrence country clubs. He is
also guaranteed the use of a suite
at Memorial Stadium, travel for
his wife, Mary Jane, and up to four
guests to away games as well as four
tickets to mens basketball games at
Allen Fieldhouse.
Including the guaranteed salary
and additional perks, Manginos com-
pensation in 2005 totaled $769,256,
according to Athletics Department
filings with the IRS.
Despite missing out on money
guaranteed to other coaches,
Mangino can make a significant
amount in incentives. For example,
beating Nebraska and Kansas State in
the past two seasons, earned Mangino
$5,000 per victory. He also receives a
$5,000 to $10,000 bonus for each
televised victory and a $1,000 bonus
for each player who graduates.
Unlike other conference coach-
es, Manginos contract does not
include a buy-out clause. Perkins
said Mangino should be allowed to
leave Kansas without penalty if he
We dont want to keep anyone
here that doesnt want to be here,
Perkins said.
Manginos salary is relatively low
when compared to his fellow coach-
es, in large part because his contract
lacks many of the other guaranteed
forms of compensation.
Bohl, the former athletics direc-
tor who negotiated the terms of
Manginos current contract, declined
to comment on how Manginos sal-
ary was set.
Other Big 12 coaches contracts,
like Manginos, guarantee certain
perks, including the use of cour-
tesy cars, tickets to football games
and travel to away games for guests.
A few coaches receive more lavish
perks. Brown is allowed the use of a
$60,000 personal expense account,
while Stoops receives up to 35 hours
of private airplane use.
These high salaries and lavish
perks open the coaches and pro-
grams to criticism. Its not the sala-
ries themselves that are questioned,
but rather the sources of the money.
William Friday, co-found-
er of the Knight Commission on
Intercollegiate Athletics and presi-
dent emeritus of the University of
North Carolina, says television net-
works and apparel companies run
collegiate athletics. With the influx of
money from these companies, athlet-
ics programs are able to fund multi-
million dollar salaries.
I believe that college sports are
over commercialized, Friday said.
This has caused the inflation of
coaches salaries.
The Knight Commission was
formed in 1989 to combat what it
calls the commercialization of col-
lege athletics.
Under Perkins leadership, Kansas
Athletics Inc. has secured high-
ly lucrative contracts with Adidas
and ESPN to help supplement the
department budget and, in turn,
coaches salaries. In 2005, Kansas
signed an exclusive apparel contract
with Adidas that paid $26.67 million
through eight years. Also in 2005,
the department signed a seven-year,
$40.2 million contract extension with
ESPN Regional Television.
More than half of the conferences
coaches make at least $100,000 for
wearing apparel provided by sports
apparel companies. Brown at Texas
makes $580,000 a year for wearing
Nike clothing whenever representing
that football program.
Manginos contract requires him
to wear the official apparel of the
Athletics Department, which was
Nike when the contract was authored
but has since changed to Adidas.
Three coaches, Brown, Stoops and
Iowa States Dan McCarney are com-
pensated as much as $600,000 for
making speeches and appearances
for boosters, alumni and community
Friday asserts that large contracts
signed with TV stations and apparel
companies have helped turn college
athletics into a commercial industry.
Victories are Key
The common thread uniting col-
lege football coaches and programs
and high-paying contracts is on-
field results. Simply put, victories
and bowl appearances go a long way
toward landing a mega contract.
Manginos record in five seasons
at Kansas is well below .500, 19-
29, but victories that snapped long
losing streaks to Kansas State and
Nebraska and a victory at the Fort
Worth Bowl last season have given
Jayhawk faithful a reason to be hope-
ful for the future.
At Kansas football media day last
week, Mangino said he felt the pro-
gram had laid a strong foundation.
Ill be very honest with you, were
no longer sponsoring a football team
here at KU, we have a football pro-
gram, Mangino said. We have all
the elements in place to be success-
In February, Perkins and Mangino
announced that
funding had been
secured to build a
football office com-
plex and practice
fields at Memorial
Stadium. Included
in the project are
coaches offices,
weight room, aca-
demic support offic-
es and a team locker
The project is
considered to be a
significant step in
the growth of a program, because
Kansas has been one of the few Big
12 schools with football operations
not run at the football stadium.
Currently, football operations are run
out of offices near Allen Fieldhouse.
Completion of the new facility is
expected for the 2008 season.
Perkins said the addition of the
$31 million dollar Anderson Family
Football Complex was an important
step for the football program.
It was huge, Perkins said.
Everybody said it couldnt be done
and we went out and did that, which
showed me that there were people
out there who really care about foot-
ball and want it to be very important
Also under Manginos leadership,
season ticket sales have soared to
the highest levels in recent mem-
ory. In the past four seasons, sales
have increased 20 percent, by 4,000
tickets. Season ticket sales in 2005
topped 26,000, meaning nearly half
of Memorial Stadiums 50,000 seats
were already sold.
In three of Manginos first four
seasons, the football program made
at least $1.9 million. While its not a
substantial profit compared to other
conference schools, the numbers
have grown dramatically since the
2003 season. Football profits jumped
nearly $800,000 following the teams
trip to the 2003 Tangerine Bowl.
In the 2004 season, the program
recorded the highest profit of the
Mangino era, recording nearly $2.8
The Kansas programs profit pales
in comparison to the football pro-
gram at Texas. Brown has led his
team to five years of success that
has helped drive the program to
a profit of nearly $39 million in
2004, according to the budgets the
Athletics Department provided to
The Kansan. That total is a $21.8
million jump from the $16.2 million
the program made in 2001.
In a conference where some
coaches salaries rival those of CEOs
of major corporations, college foot-
ball is a thriving industry. From the
millions of dollars universities pay
their highly compensated coaches,
its clear the demand for good coach-
ing is steady.
In his fifth season, Mangino leads
a program trying to qualify for back-
to-back bowl games for the first time
in its history.
With expectations and pressure at
a fever pitch, Mangino claims he has
Kansas on track to be more than just
a basketball school. Competing for
football championships in one of the
nations toughest conferences isnt
cheap, though.
As Perkins and Mangino work on
a deal to keep the coach in Lawrence
past the 2008 season, Perkins says
he knows the cost of competing in
football isnt
cheap, and
he admits
its part of
trying to be
the best.
Its a lot
of money,
P e r k i n s
said. Im
not going
to sit here
and deny
it, but thats
what the
fair market
value is.
Mangino has staked out a list of
goals that could provide him with
the leverage he needs to get a con-
tract that boosts his salary higher
and more in line with what that fair
market value seems to be.
Kansan senior sportswriter Ryan
Schneider can be contacted at
Edited by Erin Wiley
She added that she would ask
the arbitration panel to take into
account the fact that Gatlin was
without significant fault after his
first offense when taking Adderall.
The Associated Press reported
Friday that the United States Anti-
Doping Agency said Gatlin could
also have his lifetime ban reduced
if he agreed to testify against his
coach Trevor Graham. Graham has
coached numerous athletes who
have tested positive for prohibited
Graham has said that a massage
therapist applied a cream containing
testosterone to Gatlins body before
the April race without Gatlin know-
We have said that Trevors com-
ments are his own and not coming
from us, Myler said.
The U.S. Olympic committee
has banned Graham from using its
facilities because of his links with
steroids and other banned sub-
stances. Graham has always denied
any involvement with his athletes
drug use. Graham helped set off the
BALCO investigation three years
ago when he anonymously mailed a
syringe containing an undetectable
steroid to the USADA.
The USADA has a provision in its
protocol that allows for an athletes
lifetime ban to be reduced to no less
than eight years if the athlete pro-
vides substantial assistance to the
USADA in discovering or estab-
lishing an anti-doping rule violation
by another person.
Gatlin was notified of the results
of his drug test in mid-June when
his A sample showed he had used
illegal substances, and he learned he
had indeed tested positive when the
results for his B sample came back in
mid-July. A drug test is considered
positive until the B sample confirms
or disproves the results.
Gatlin released a statement
through his publicist July 29
informing the public of his positive
drug test. Myler said they decided
to release a statement because they
found out the results of his drug test
had been leaked to the press.
Kansan staf writer C.J. Moore can
be contacted at cjmoore@kansan.
com. The Associated Press con-
tributed to this article
Edited by Kristen Jarboe
ill be very honest with you,
were no longer sponsoring a
football team here at Ku, we
have a football program.
Football coach
Beyond their base sal-
ary and radio and televi-
sion show payments, Big
12 football coaches are
paid various bonuses for
victories and attendance.
Heres a look at some of the
conferences most unusual
incentive bonuses:
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
$3 million one-time bonus
if hes still coaching at ou
after the 2008 season
Mark Mangino, Kansas
$5,000 bonus for defeating
nebraska or Kansas state
Ron Prince, Kansas State
$25,000 bonus for selling
out all home games at Bill
snyder Family stadium
Mike Leach, Texas Tech
$75,000 bonus if his team
wins seven conference
Dan McCarney, Iowa
$100,000 bonus for each
victory beyond the seventh
of the regular season
Mack Brown, Texas
Reportedly received a one-
time $1.6 million bonus on
his 53rd birthday in 2004
Ryan Schneider
Joshua Bickel/KANSAN
Thought not particularly successful, Baylor coach Guy Morriss receives total compensation in excess of $1 million
dollars, as reported on Baylor Universitys 2005 tax forms.
sports 8b
monday, august 14, 2006
By Kayvon Sarraf
Whether cyclists wish to com-
pete for trophies or simply fnd
another recreational activity, the
KU Cycling Club hopes to give
both groups the opportunity
to do so this season.
In addition to defending its North
Central title, the club also wants to
increase the number of recreational
Not all members race competi-
tively. We are also a club for people
who enjoy riding bicycles and are
just looking to get into the sport,
assistant coach David McLeod said.
Te club also ofers an opportu-
nity for racers seeking competition.
Te team includes womens con-
ference champion Kim Kissing and
mens B-conference champion Jef
Schroeder, McLean, Va., graduate
student. Te conference also in-
cludes an A-level conference with
more advanced riders.
Competitive racing can serve as
a stepping stone to higher levels of
cycling. Former club member Brian
Jensen now races professionally
with team Jelly Belly.
Te Collegiate National Champi-
onships will be held in Lawrence for
the third consecutive season. Te
event draws more than 500 athletes
and 1,500 visitors to town.
Nationals are a great opportu-
nity to race with talented cyclists
and its a lot
of fun, Kathy
Kalbac, KU
Cycling Club
president said.
Schools from
all across the
country come
to KU and its
a chance to
increase our
teams visibil-
Te three
r e t u r n i n g
women all raced at nationals last
year, and McLeod hopes to see even
more women participate in the club
this season.
McLeod said that because so few
women are involved, the club hopes
to attract them by encouraging
women to ride with other women
and realize how fun and competi-
tive cycling can be.
To increase the clubs female
membership to more than 10
women, the group will loan bikes
to women, hold coaching seminars
specifcally designed for women
and organize regular womens rides
from campus.
We hope to have women who
have a bike,
or who want a
bike and have
never tried it,
to come out
and ride with
us, McLeod
said. Tis is
a great year to
try it out, es-
pecially with
nationals being
in Lawrence.
O w n i n g
an expensive
bike and investing in equipment
isnt necessary to join the club. Just
about any bike will sufce.
Last years national champion
rode an old 1992 Trek. It was great
to someone win on an old bike,
Kalbac said.
Kansan sportswriter Kayvon
Sarraf can be contacted at ksar-
Edited by Jacky Carter
By antonio Mendoza
Although the tennis season has
ended, team players have played
competitively throughout the
Six team members from the
University of Kansas tennis team
competed in the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association Summer
Circuit Central Region, which
was played at the Robinson tennis
courts on campus. Team members
occupied two of the top four seeds:
junior Liza Avdeeva, first overall
seed, and junior Lauren Hommell,
third overall seed.
Both the singles and the dou-
bles championship matches had at
least one player from the Kansas
tennis team.
Hommell made it to the cham-
pionship game in singles play. For
her to get there, she had to defeat
her doubles partner, sophomore
Edina Horvath, and another team-
mate, junior Stephanie Smith.
I got to the finals. I had to play
two of my teammates, but thats
how it goes in the summer tourna-
ments, Hommell said.
Hommell ended up losing the
finals match to No. 4 Colleen Riley
of Notre Dame, 6-2, 6-1.
I could have done better in the
finals. I really was disappointed
in myself. I didnt play very well
and was sore from being out there
all day the day before, Hommell
Even though she did defeat
Horvath in singles play, they
played as doubles partners and
won the championship 9-7.
Junior Liza Avdeeva made it to
the semifinals of the tournament
but ended up losing to the same
person who beat Hommell in the
championship, Riley, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0.
Having them, especially
Lauren, making it to the finals,
and Lauren and Edina winning
the doubles it looks good for us
starting out in the fall, coach Amy
Hall-Holt said.
Other team members in the
tournament were sophomore
Yuliana Svistun and senior Ashley
Kansan sportswriter antonio
Mendoza can be contacted at
Edited by Shanxi Upsdell
By antonio Mendoza
Coming off of their best season
since 2001-2002, the Kansas tennis
team returns five of its six starters
from last years squad.
Last years team had a 14-11
record, more than twice the num-
ber of victories from the previ-
ous two seasons combined. It fin-
ished ranked No. 64 in the nation,
according to the International
Tennis Associations rankings. But
not everyone was completely satis-
fied with the teams improvement.
I thought we could have done
better, junior Lauren Hommell
said. There were some rough spots
with the team.
Hommell said the team needed
to pull out more of the matches it
lost by a score of 4-3. She said if
Kansas won more matches against
higher ranked schools it would
have had a better chance of get-
ting into the NCAA post-season
The team finished the season
by defeating Colorado in the first
round of the Big 12 Tournament,
and then lost to Baylor in the sec-
ond round. Even though it finished
ranked No. 64, the tennis team was
not given a bid to the NCAA tour-
nament, which accepts 64 teams.
Coach Amy Hall-Holt said she
was happy with the teams perfor-
mance throughout the year.
We are going to continue on
building from what we did last year
into this year, she said.
The team also had a Big 12
Conference record of 5-8, finishing
eighth in the conference.
Two Jayhawks even made the
All-Big 12 team. Sophomore
Ksenia Bukina and junior Liza
Avdeeva made the singles team,
in addition to making the doubles
team as partners. During the regu-
lar season they held the teams No.
1 doubles spot.
Anytime you have a handful of
girls returning and all of them are
in your lineup, you are definitely
looking good, Hall-Holt said.
Christine Skoda will be the only
player not returning.
Kansan sportswriter antonio
Mendoza can be contacted at
Edited by Travis Robinett
Cycling club aims to attract
recreational ridership
Club sports
Players look to improve afer last season
I left KU Football Media Day
last Thursday sweaty, confident
and impressed.
Sweaty because the Memorial
Stadium press conference room
felt more like a sauna in light of
the air conditioning apparently not
Confident about my prediction
that KU will win the Big 12 North
division for the first time in school
And I was impressed with what
I heard from the person whos
going to help make that Big 12
Championship date in Kansas City
on Dec. 2 possible Kerry Meier.
The 63, 210 lb. redshirt fresh-
man has considerable pressure on
him, as he is easily the most physi-
cally gifted quarterback coach
Mark Mangino has had during his
five-year tenure here at Kansas.
And given the hodgepodge that
has plagued the quarterback posi-
tion at KU since Bill Whittemore
left, Meier has Jayhawk fans sali-
vating for a capable, dynamic sig-
nal caller.
Trust me folks Kerry Meier is
that guy.
If Kansas is going to win ball
games, then Im going to have to
make some plays, the blonde-
locked Meier said last Tuesday.
Humble and positive, Meier
sat calmly as he answered ques-
tion after question about whats
expected of him this season. Easily
the biggest draw at Media Day, I
marveled at how focused he was
and how little the media attention
affected him.
I just go out and play, he said.
When asked if he was concerned
about making mistakes, Meier,
wearing his number 10 blue jersey,
sighed briefly and said, We go by
a motto here, the next play is the
most important, and I really stick
to it. I just take it all in, learn from
it, and go with it.
And Im not the only one
impressed by Meier.
Eric Washington, a senior line-
backer who will help KU fans for-
get Nick Reid, told me after last
season that it wasnt whether Meier
could make the throws but whether
receivers could catch his passes.
Mark Jones, a junior-transfer
tight end who chose KU instead of
Michigan State and other major-
conference schools and figures to
get plenty of action opposite Derek
Fine this season, said Meier was
one of the best quarterbacks hes
ever played with.
Hes a heck of a quarter-
back, Jones said. Ive been very
impressed with such a young guy
and how hes able to settle down
the offense. Hes excellent.
After receiving confirmation
from Jones, Aqib Talib and Angus
Quigley said that KU had as good
a chance as anybody to win the Big
12 North, I asked Meier if captur-
ing the Big 12 North was a reality.
Its gotta be a reality, Meier
said purposefully as he sat up in
his chair. If youre gonna come
out and play the game, you have
to have that mindset and set your
goals high, and thats a big time
goal for us, and were gonna be
willing to work for it.
So KU fans, get ready. Youve
got a quarterback who favors read-
ing than playing video games. He
prepares for games listening to
the likes of Widespread Panic, a
jam-rock band, and The Grateful
Dead because he said they help
him relax.
The thing about quarterback,
you cant be all hyped up, you have
to be relaxed and confident, Meier
His favorite quarterback grow-
ing up was one of the fiercest
competitors in NFL history, Brett
Hes got the physical tools,
the mental ability and an entire
Jayhawk nation behind him ready
to anoint him the Next Great
Kansas Quarterback. Does the leg-
end begin this season?
I think this season might be a
special one, Meier said.
I do too Kerry. I do too.
Kansan columnist fred a. davis iii
can be contacted at fdavis@kan-
By fred a. daviS iii
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New quarterback brings high hopes
Redshirt freshman could lead Jayhawks to a winning season, Big 12 North Championship
Competition continues
after end of season
Six members experience defeat, success
in summertime singles, doubles play
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I was impressed with what I heard from the person whos going to help make
that Big 12 Championship date in Kansas City on Dec. 2 possible - Kerry Meier.
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people who enjoy riding bicycles
and are just looking to get into
the sport.
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By Daniel WeixelDorfer
As the school year kicks off, and
teams prepare for their upcoming
seasons, the Kansas swimming and
diving teams are doing all they can
to duplicate what they achieved as a
team last season.
We want to come together as a
team, and last season did that for
us. It really built up our confidence
and momentum heading into this
season, assistant coach Jen Fox said.
We are excited for the competition
we will face this season. It is hard to
expect to accomplish more than we
did last season but we are doing just
that and it has given us motivation.
After losing to Minnesota to
open the 2005-06 season, the girls
regrouped and went on to go 5-1
against the next six meets before win-
ter break. The success was carried on
past the holidays as the team defeat-
ed Nebraska, Drury and Iowa State
to go undefeated after the break.
The Jayhawks season ended in
impressive fashion after they fin-
ished fourth. The team will look to
continue that momentum during the
2006-07 season.
Practice starts the 21st, so we
have been working hard all summer
to train for this upcoming season,
said sophomore Ashley Leidigh, who
received team rookie of the year hon-
ors in 2005-06. We are required to
train in Lawrence or back at home.
Individually, I swam often this sum-
mer and reevaluated myself to pre-
pare for this season.
Producing the success that was
seen last season will prove difficult
for the team, as it will have one of its
largest class of newcomers. These
new members will be expected to
step in and fill roles immediately,
which could cause some problems
while competing against other Big 12
We are excited for the new mem-
bers of our team. It is the largest class
we have had in a long time, but we
are looking for them to step up right
away. Some will be asked to contrib-
ute right away, and others might take
awhile, but they will all be expected
to step up as teammates, Fox said.
The season will begin on Oct. 6 as
the Jayhawks compete in their annual
intrasquad meet that will take place
at Robinson Center. From there, the
girls will travel to Lincoln to com-
pete against Nebraska for the Big 12
Relays on Oct. 13 and a dual meet
on Oct. 14 against Nebraska-Omaha.
The team will take on Northern Iowa
and travel to Maryland and Ohio to
wrap up their 2006 season before
heading into winter training.
We are trying to compete in the
Big 12 and finish in the top three,
Fox said. In order to do that, we
need to complete all our goals along
the way. In the dual meets, we want
to go undefeated and have a winning
dual meet season. We try to peak
at the Big 12 and prepare all season
long for that. Overall, we are excited
and ready for the up and coming sea-
son. We are looking forward to it.
Kansan sportswriter Daniel C.
Weixeldorfer can be contacted at
Edited by Brett Bretterson
By evan KafaraKis
The goal for the Kansas cross
country team this year sounds sim-
ple. Finish better than last year. This
is easier said than done, especially
in light of how well the mens and
womens squads performed last year.
The womens team added new
faces to the squad, but has experi-
ence from seniors Laura Major and
Melissa Moody. The womens team
will welcome seven freshmen onto
the squad this year.
Its hard to know what to expect,
coach Stanley Redwine said. The
best way to be a runner is to run, so
well see what we have when we get
The mens team is also coming off
an impressive 2005 campaign. Led
by senior Benson Chesang, the two-
time defending Big 12 Conference
champion, the mens team returns
five of its top seven runners from
last year.
At last years Midwest Regional
Championships in Iowa City, Iowa,
the Jayhawk mens runners had their
best results at the event in more than
a decade, taking third place.
Its definitely an advantage hav-
ing so much experience, but there are
no guarantees, Redwine said.
The cross country team will be
competing in several recognizable
meets this season, the first being in
Kicking off the season is the Bob
Timmons Invitational on Sept. 2 at
Rim Rock Farm on Highway 40,
north of Lawrence.
From there the team will travel to
Manhattan to compete in the Kansas
State Wildcat Invitational on Sep. 8.
Last year the womens team defeated
the Wildcats and the mens squad
settled for a tie.
The team will have a break before
heading to Minneapolis, Minn., to
compete in the Roy Griak Invitational
on Sep. 23.
Oct. 14 brings the NCAA Pre-
Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute,
Ind. The Big 12 Championships fol-
low, taking place in Lawrence at Rim
Rock Farm on Oct. 27.
The team then travels back to
Minneapolis, Minn., for the Midwest
Regional Championships.
The season ends in Terre Haute,
Ind., on Nov. 20, with the NCAA
Championships. The men placed
12th last year, their best result at the
event since 1994. In order for the
teams to meet the goals of the season,
Redwine said there would have to be
a total team effort.
We have to take care of business
at each meet and the results will show
how talented this years team really
is, he said.
The 2005 season included five All-
Region performers and three All-Big
12 performers.
Redwine said its difficult to say
whether expectations were higher
this year than last year.
The team begins practice later this
Kansan sportswriter evan Kafara-
kis can be contacted at ekafara-
Edited by Erin Wiley
By Kayvon sarraf
The University of Kansas mens
rugby team anticipates scholarships
can turn the team into one of the
nations elite.
As a club sport with little financial
support, the team found it difficult
to compete with schools that had
access to their athletic departments
facilities and scholarship money.
After setting up its own endow-
ment from alumni contributions, the
team hopes it can
now join those
elite schools and
entice top-notch
athletes to the
We feel like
scholarships can
make us more
compet i t i ve,
assistant coach
Larry Clarke said.
This will be the first season of
the teams scholarship program. The
team will give out two to four schol-
arships depending on how many
deserving walk-on players it finds.
Past rugby experience is not neces-
sary, however.
They just need to be a good ath-
lete, Clarke said. When they come
out to practice, well approach them
and say, Hey, we can turn you into a
good rugby player.
He added that the assumption that
only football players can play rugby
is incorrect. He said the best players
typically had a history in wrestling,
basketball or soccer. Wrestlers are
often the best tacklers; basketball
players have the best hands, while
soccer players are skilled with their
The team plays its games at
Westwick Rugby and Athletic
Complex, its own fully-lit 55-acre
facility south of Lawrence. Practices
will move to Westwick after daylight-
saving time ends, with practices tak-
ing place at Shenk Sports Complex,
23rd and Iowa, in the meantime.
Clarke said the team hoped to
have 50 players this season after
having 40 last season. Teams are split
into an A team and a B team, with 22
players on the active roster for the A
team. Each team plays with 15 play-
ers on the field at a time.
Last season the team lost sev-
eral close games on its way to a 3-5
record in league play. Clarke hopes
that adding scholarships can help the
team get over the hump and qualify
for the national tournament.
In addition
to recruiting
walk-on play-
ers, scholarships
will be available
to recruit high
school play-
ers and foreign
exchange stu-
Some of the
foreign kids have been playing rugby
their whole lives, and they can really
help out the team, Clarke said.
The scholarships are given out at
the end of the semester. If a student
already has their tuition paid for,
they can still receive money for other
We can give out money for books
and housing if tuition is already cov-
ered. We want to see both an on and
off the field commitment to the team
and the university, Clarke said.
Practices will be at 5 p.m. Monday
and Wednesday at Shenk and at 6:30
p.m. Thursday at Westwick. Anyone
interested in the sport should show
up to a practice to get a better per-
spective. Important qualities the
coaches look for in players include
fitness and dedication to the pro-
gram. For more information, indi-
viduals can visit www.jayhawkrugby.
Kansan sportswriter Kayvon sar-
raf can be contacted at ksarraf@
Edited by Nicole Kelley
Last years
Chesang leads experienced team
Scholarships assist
rugby recruitment
Club sports
Cross Country
swimming and diving
We feel like scholarships can
make us more competitive.
Rugby assistant coach
By raCHel HoaG
THe assoCiaTeD Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio Maurice
Clarett was ordered to have a mental
health evaluation following a bizarre
and violent encounter with police in
which the former Ohio State football
star was caught with four guns after
a highway chase.
The judge delayed a trial set to
begin Friday on previous charges
in which the player was accused of
holding up two people outside a bar
on New Years Day.
Judge David Fais ordered the
evaluation against the wishes of
Clarett and his attorneys, citing the
events surrounding the arrest early
I clearly understand everything
and I dont know why we have to
drag this thing out, Clarett said,
who then scoffed, smiled and rolled
his head back when Fais announced
his ruling.
Claretts latest run-in with the
law began when police noticed a
vehicle driving erratically, prompt-
ing a chase that ended with police
spiking the SUVs tires.
Officers said they could not easily
subdue Clarett because he was wear-
ing a bulletproof vest that thwarted
their stun guns.
After several police using pepper
spray finally got him into handcuffs,
the 6-foot, 245-pounder continued
to struggle, kicking at the doors of
the transport vehicle.
Officers also secured a cloth mask
over Claretts mouth after they say he
spat at them.
As a freshman, Clarett led Ohio
State to the 2002 national champion-
ship. It was the last game he played
for the Buckeyes.
He was suspended for the follow-
ing season afer being charged with
falsely reporting a thef to police.
Afer dropping out of school, he
unsuccessfully challenged the NFLs
draf eligibility rule.
Te Broncos made him a surprise
third-round pick the following year,
but he was cut during the preseason.
Clarett court trouble continues
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By Shawn Shroyer
Kansas City, Mo. With the first
college football game two months
away, Big 12 coaches, players and
media met July 24 to 26 to debate the
recently released Big 12 preseason
poll and speculate how the chips
will actually fall in the conference.
Coaches and players spoke their
minds as conversations drifted to all
aspects of college football.
Senior quarterback Zac Taylor is
in his second season under coach
Bill Callahans west coast offense. If
the Cornhusker offense is to return
to its days of 40- and 50-point blow-
outs through the air instead of on
the ground, experience will be the
I think experience is something
we didnt have a whole lot of last
year, Taylor said. This year, every-
bodys a lot more comfortable with
each other, a lot more comfortable in
the system. We know what to expect
and weve been through all the ups
and downs.
As for who Taylor will be handing
the ball off to, sophomores Marlon
Lucky and Cody Glenn appear to be
the frontrunners to replace graduated
running back Cory Ross. However,
Callahan didnt rule out a running
Well play the best back, Callahan
said. Whether its by committee,
whether its two, three, four, five,
however it shakes out, thats our goal.
In the week following Callahans
comments, sophomore running back
Leon Jackson transferred, trimming
the battle from five to four.
Baylor was picked to fnish last in
the South this season by Big 12 me-
dia. Coach Guy Morriss expressed
his displeasure with the preseason
Kind of POed, to be honest with
you, Morriss said. Everybody is en-
titled to their opinion. I dont think
well end up in the cellar.
When talking about Baylors up-
coming schedule, senior cornerback
C.J. Wilson spent some extra time
talking about Kansas and its fans.
I always have liked Kansas, Wil-
son said. Ive never had the chance
to say that publicly, but honestly,
those fans are the type of people that
keep college football going.
Kansas State
Coach Ron Prince the frst
coach other than Bill Snyder to rep-
resent Kansas State at a Big 12 Media
Day made his respect for Snyder
known from the start and didnt
think of himself as replacing Snyder.
And rather than shake the program
up, Prince said returning to what
made Kansas State successful in the
past was the key.
Te main diference that I can see
is that in 2003 Kansas State had a fast
team, Prince said. If you go all the
way down the roster, all of the players
that played, these players have played
at a very fast rate and they were de-
cisive players because they knew ex-
actly how to run the play.
Kansas States quarterback options
will be limited this season. Sophomore
quarterback Allan Evridge left the
program last week, making him the
third quarterback to transfer out of
the program in the last five months.
He follows freshman Kevin Lopina
and senior Allen Webb.
Texas Tech
Texas Tech will no longer play
on its signature Astro Turf surface
at Jones AT&T Stadium, and coach
Mike Leach said he would miss the
old surface. He added that if the me-
dia had any Astro Turf needs, Texas
Tech could hook them up with the
right guy.
When he got done with ours, it
looked like a million bucks, Leach
said. If you have an Astro Turf, I
recommend you call Texas Tech and
well fgure out who he is and you hire
No stranger to new starting quar-
terbacks, Texas Tech will start 2006
with its ffh diferent starting quar-
terback in fve years sophomore
Graham Harrell. Senior ofensive
lineman Manny Ramirez shared his
observations of Harrells progression.
I feel real confdent in Graham
Harrell, just because of the maturity
hes shown and his knowledge of the
game, Ramirez said. Te next three
years, hes going to be the top dog and
for every year that hes here, hes only
going to get better.
Kansas has reached two bowl
games in three years, but coach
Mark Mangino didnt specify as to
where hed like to see his team by
the end of the season. However, he
did discuss one area where his team
could improve.
Weve played well on the road,
but we havent won as many games
on the road as we would have liked
to, Mangino said. That might be
another step for the program. Not
only play well on the road but get
some road victories.
Kansas lost a plethora of seniors
from its 2005 defense and this year
the Jayhawks could have a freshman
at quarterback in Kerry Meier. So,
which side of the ball is the greater
concern for junior defensive tackle
James McClinton?
Id say more on defense, theres a
lot of youth, McClinton said. The
linebackers, theyre all young and
havent really played much. If you get
them out there, let them mess up a
couple plays, fix that correction and
theyre going to be really good play-
ers. On offense, I think Kerry Meier
is going to hold it down.

Texas lost quarterback Vince
Young to the NFL Draf in the of-
season, so the Longhorns will rely
on a pair of freshmen to fll arguably
the biggest shoes in college football
redshirt-freshman Colt McCoy
and freshman Jevan Snead. Despite
their youth, coach Mack Brown was
optimistic about their potential and
said a year of experience in the sys-
tem gave McCoy the advantage.
Colts just been there longer,
Brown said. So, its a very difcult
thing for Jevan to come in in Janu-
ary and be pushed right into the of-
On the inside, Brown is certainly
relieved to have the National Cham-
pionship monkey of of his back. But
on the outside, his players havent no-
ticed a diference.
Coach Brown is the same guy that
recruited me however many years
ago, since he showed up on my door-
step, senior cornerback Aaron Ross
said. He hasnt changed one bit since
we won the national championship.
Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State won only four
games in 2005 and coach Mike Gun-
dy and his players cited turnovers as
one of many reasons for their poor
record. Nevertheless, they feel theyve
put last seasons struggles behind
Were a better football team than
we were at the end of the season,
Gundy said. Were more mature in
areas that I think make a big difer-
In 2005, sophomore running back
Mike Hamilton rushed for nearly
1,000 yards and senior wide receiver
DJuan Woods accumulated more
than 800 receiving yards and eight
touchdowns. However, neither re-
ceived any preseason accolades. Nev-
ertheless, senior ofensive lineman
Corey Hilliard who was named
preseason All-Big 12 was con-
fdent the Oklahoma State ofense
would turn some heads in 2006.
If we get in and protect (quarter-
back) Bobby (Reid) and make lanes
for Mike, I think well be one of the
best, if not the best ofense in the Big
12, Hilliard said.
In addition to some playing
style adjustments, new coach Dan
Hawkins has lef his fngerprints on
Colorados practice routines.
When we frst started spring ball,
he had us lay down and take a two-
minute nap during the middle of
practice, senior ofensive lineman
Brian Daniels said. Afer practice,
hed bring golf clubs out and wed
have a closest-to-the-pin challenge
or wed have an O-line, D-line seven-
on-seven competition. Tings like
that are fun and make practice fun
and make people excited to come to
Texas A&M

Texas A&M will conclude its regu-
lar season schedule against conference
powerhouses Oklahoma, Nebraska
and Texas. Having to face such high-
quality teams as the season winds
down had coach Dennis Franchione
longing for the good old days.
Tose three teams we play in No-
vember may all be ranked in the top
10 by the time we play them, he said.
Not too many years ago when there
was the Big 8 and the Southwest Con-
ference, nobody in the nation would
play Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas in
the same season, but were going to
do it in November.
Iowa State
Its no secret that junior quarter-
back Bret Meyer is talented. He was
named to the preseason All-Big 12
frst team by the media. But leader-
ship is what teammates describe as
his greatest strength.
Hes got the ability to get every-
one going around him and hes got
the ability to light a fre underneath
people, senior ofensive lineman
Scott Stephenson said. With Bret, he
can see the feld, he can throw the ball
well, he can run. Hes all-around the
best quarterback in the Big 12, in my
Meyer displayed a leaders mental-
ity during his question and answer
session. Iowa State will face Texas,
Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas Tech
in its frst four conference games, but
Meyer isnt shying away from a sched-
ule that could bury the Cyclones in
the conference standings before the
end of October.
We might as well have them all
together, Meyer said. Im not going
to say Id like to have an easier sched-
ule because thats not being a com-
petitor. If thats the way you feel, then
dont come play.
You could understand if Missouri
players were worried about how the
ofense will run without dual-threat
Brad Smith at quarterback. But junior
tight end Martin Rucker likes what
sophomore pocket-passer Chase
Daniel brings to the ofense.
Rucker said in the past, a player
would run a route knowing that he
wasnt going to get the ball. Now
youve got to run a little more because
at any time, hell throw the ball to you
and hell put it on the money and
youve got to catch it, he said.
Ruckers older brother Mike now
plays in the NFL for the Carolina
Panthers, but before that he played
his college ball at Nebraska. So when
Missouri travels to Lincoln, Neb., on
Nov. 4, Martin said Mike would have
a confict of interests.
He said he cheers for me and he
cheers for Nebraska, Rucker said. I
talked to him yesterday and he said
he will be in Lincoln this year and he
was like, What you gonna do?
Following a subpar season by
Sooner standards and fve years re-
moved from its last national champi-
onship, Oklahoma has something to
prove in 2006.
As a team, were coming of an 8-
4 year and right now thats what we
are and until we change it, we werent
good enough last year to be better
than that and thats our job to be bet-
ter this year and improve on that,
coach Bob Stoops said.
However, the team has suffered
two key losses in the past month.
Oklahoma dismissed sopho-
mores quarterback Rhett Bomar
and offensive lineman J.D. Quinn
after an investigation revealed the
two received payment from a pri-
vate business for hours of work they
didnt complete.
Kansan staf writer Shawn Shroyer
can be contacted at sshroyer@
Edited by Catherine Odson
Joshua Bickel/KANSAN
Nebraska coach Bill Callahan explains his teams strategy for the upcoming season at the Big 12 Football Media
Days in July. Kansas ended a 36-season long losing streak to Nebraska with its 40-15 victory at Memorial Stadium
last season. The Jayhawks and Cornhuskers will meet in Lincoln this season on Sept. 30.
Big 12 FootBall
League coaches, players preview upcoming season
The Kansas rowing team is look-
ing for women interested in becom-
ing Division I athletes.
The team will be holding infor-
mational meetings for female stu-
dents interested in walking on to
the 2006-2007 team on Wednesday,
Aug. 23 and Thursday, Aug. 24 at 5
p.m. in Hadl Auditorium, located in
the Wagnon Student Athlete Center
adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse,
Prior experience in rowing is not
This years walk-ons will become
part of a novice team that will travel
to Iowa City, Iowa, in late October.
They will also race against Kansas
State in Lawrence on November 11.
The team practices two hours a day,
five days a week in preparation for
the season. Early practices will be
conducted indoors where the team
will learn rowing technique on row-
ing machines.
Assistant rowing coach Sarah
Myers is optimistic about the
upcoming season.
Last years team had a very suc-
cessful season both on the water
and in the classroom, she said. I
am very excited for this season to
get underway. We will be returning
many strong athletes from last year
who are all eager to get going.
Another cause for excitement
is that the team has gained some
funding for a new boathouse. There
is no timeline for construction.
The boathouse will be funded
by a campus fee approved during
Student Senate elections. Of that
$20 fee, $15 will go directly toward
the construction of the boathouse.
I do feel that having a boathouse
will help our program in many dif-
ferent ways, Myers said. As in all
sports, new facilities always draw
attention to the program.
Myers felt that in addition to
attracting new student-athletes to
the program, the boathouse will
help the team in another, more
practical way.
One of the most important ways
a boathouse will affect our team is
with the upkeep of our equipment,
she said.
The equipment was previous-
ly stored at city-owned Burcham
Park, located at Second and Indiana
Streets, enclosed in a fenced-in area
nicknamed The Cage.
Kansas is currently one of only
two programs in the country to
operate without a boathouse.
Kansan sportswriter Thor Nys-
trom can be contacted at tnys-
Edited by Mindy Ricketts
Ever since Erin ONeil was
named as the coach of the womens
golf team, the team has steadily
During her first season three
years ago, ONeil led the team to
its first tournament victory since
1990. The following year ONeil
helped the teams national rank-
ing improve three spots to No. 63.
ONeil hopes the team will con-
tinue improving this season and
said she wouldnt be surprised if
the team won a tournament.
I can see the potential, I know
its there, ONeil said. I dont want
to put a limit on what they can
Amanda Costner, a senior, and
Annie Giangrosso, a junior, will
be the teams leaders. Although
the team ended its season with
an 11th place finish at the Big 12
Championship, the experience the
players gained during the summer
should help them this season.
Costner and Giangrosso com-
peted in the United States Golf
Association Womens Amateur
Championship. Costner was also
named to the All-Big 12 first team
at the end of last season. Giangrosso
won the Kansas Womens Amateur
Championship in July.
The team will need Costner and
Giangrossos leadership this year.
Five incoming freshmen will be a
major addition to a team, which
had only nine players last year.
Well have a pretty good mix of
experience and youth that I think
will be a good combination for us,
ONeil said.
The incoming freshmen have
been accumulating experience
of their own during the summer.
Emily Powers and Meghan Gockel,
both freshmen, each qualified
for the second stage of the U.S.
Womens Open. ONeil traveled to
Sweden to recruit freshman Camilla
Svensson. Lawrence-native Sydney
Wilson and Wichita-native Alyssa
Rainbolt round out the freshman
class. ONeil expects to redshirt
Wilson and Rainbolt to give them
time to develop with the help of the
veteran players. She said the others
will play as soon as they arrive.
I think they will have an imme-
diate effect on the team. ONeil
said. We have some good leaders
on the team that will help bring the
freshmen along. Everybodys goal
is to make the program better.
With a 12-person team and only
five slots open for team play in
tournaments, ONeil is expecting
the team to compete with each
other to improve individually and
as a group.
I think it will be good and help
push everybody to work harder,
ONeil said.
The team will begin practice on
Aug. 21.
The fall seasons hard work is
but a prelude to the spring sea-
son, something that ONeil thinks
will pay off when their confer-
ence championship comes around
in April.
I think we can do great things,
ONeil said. I want to let the fall
be their time to get their feet under
Kansan sportswriter Josh Lan-
dau can be contacted at jlan-
Edited by Jacky Carter
The University of Kansas mens
golf program had a valuable asset in
assistant coach Roy Edwards. This
summer, however, Colorado hired
the 29-year-old to coach its mens
golf team. The young coach and
Kansas graduate will undoubtedly
be missed when the Jayhawks take
to the links to begin practice in
several weeks.
Despite Edwards departure
from the program, things shouldnt
change too drastically.
Practice shouldnt change too
much, although well miss Roy
(Edwards) a lot because hes such a
good guy, coach Ross Randall said.
Edwards replacement has not
been named, but Randall hopes
to name a successor in the near
One thing that will lend an air
of stability to fall practices is the
return of senior Gary Woodland.
Woodland has shown flashes of
brilliance and an ability to drive the
ball upward
of 350 yards.
He tied for
fourth in the
Porter Cup
and reached
the quar-
terfinals of
the Western
Amateur dur-
ing the sum-
mer, pushing
him to No. 22
in Golfweek
Magazines amateur rankings.
While Woodlands role as the
team leader is unquestioned, the
line up is still in a state of flux. After
enjoying a lineup full of upperclass-
men last season, the team will have
to use the fall season to mix and
match players in an effort to find a
consistent starting lineup.
We hope to determine who our
top six will be,
and we hope to
greatly improve
our national
ranking, Randall
said of his goals
for the fall.
The Jayhawks
finished 107th
in last years
G o l f w e e k
Magazines rank-
The Jayhawks
place in this years rankings may
depend on the emergence of several
young players. Sophomore Zach
Pederson will need to improve
upon a freshman season, which saw
him start in several tournaments for
Kansas. Freshman Bobby Knowles
may get a chance to crack the start-
ing line up if he continues to play
the way he did this summer, enjoy-
ing success in the U.S. Amateur
qualifying rounds.
Regardless of how many new
players fill Randalls starting lineup,
hell see a familiar face at many
tournaments this fall: Kansas will
compete against Edwards Colorado
squad on several occasions. Though
the Jayhawks harbor no ill will
toward Edwards or his decision to
leave, the team will undoubtedly
aim to show him that the Jayhawks
are ready to compete in 2006.
Kansan sportswriter Asher Fusco
can be contacted at afusco@kan-
Edited by Catherine Odson
Two freshmen qualified for the second stage
of the U.S. Womens Open this summer
Freshmen bring
experience to team
Students invited to learn more
Team looks for lineup, assistant coach
We hope to determine who
our top six will be, and we hope
to greatly improve our national
Mens golf coach

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Times sure have changed. After
the football team lost its fourth-
straight game last season, a 44-13
drubbing by Colorado, some stu-
dents on campus were calling for
coach Mark Mangino to be fired.
Now, people are saying that he
doesnt make enough money and
should get a new contract to stay
with the Jayhawks.
Manginos career record with the
Jayhawks was a non-impressive 15-
28 after that Colorado game. The
team surged to a 3-0 start before
dropping to 3-4 on the season and
0-4 in Big 12 play.
Sports-talk shows began to sug-
gest that Mangino wasnt Lews
guy because Athletic Director Lew
Perkins came to KU after Mangino
had been hired. Speculation arose
that Perkins might fire Mangino at
the end of the season.
That all changed, however, when
the Jayhawks went an improbable
4-1 to finish the season. With those
four victories came some of the most
magical and memorable moments
in recent Kansas football history.
The Jayhawks ended Nebraskas 36-
game winning streak in the series
by defeating the Cornhuskers in
Lawrence. Then, KU drove down
the field and scored with just min-
utes remaining against Iowa State
to tie the game and send it into
overtime. Kicker Scott Webb won
the game for the Jayhawks and made
them bowl eligible for the second
time in three years under Mangino.
To top it off, Manginos bunch
smoked Houston 42-13 in the
nationally-televised Fort Worth
Bowl, securing the best Christmas
present Mangino could have
received. He quieted the critics and
was essentially assured of keeping
his job.
Now, as the football team pre-
pares for the 2006 season with the
desire of topping last years success,
Perkins is working with Mangino
on a contract extension. Its about
time, Lew.
Its obvious to anyone who has
watched Mangino during the past
four years that Mangino has com-
pletely turned around this program.
The Jayhawks went 2-10, including
0-8 in the Big 12, during Manginos
first year at Kansas in 2002. The
Jayhawks have shown steady
improvement each season, includ-
ing a trip to the Tangerine Bowl in
2003, victories against Kansas State
and Missouri in the same season for
the first time in 15 years in 2004,
and the magical finish to the 2005
season resulting in the Fort Worth
Bowl title.
Kansas may be on its way to
becoming one of the top programs
in the Big 12 in the near future and
Mangino is one reason why. The
thing I cant figure out, though,
is why Mangino is the lowest-paid
coach in the league. Yes, thats right.
With everything that Mangino has
done to help KU football recover
from the dreadful Terry Allen days,
Mangino is the lowest-paid football
coach in the Big 12 Conference.
His base salary of $603,438 makes
him one of only four coaches in the
Big 12 who does not earn at least $1
million. Texas coach Mack Brown
makes about as much as Manginos
salary just for wearing Nike apparel
on the sidelines.
Guy Morriss makes a reported
$1.1 million per season at Baylor,
but his career record is just 11-23
including a 5-6 overall record and
a 2-6 mark in conference play. Why
the heck is Guy Morriss making
more than Mark Mangino? What
has Morriss done that Mangino
By improving the on-field suc-
cess of the Jayhawks, Mangino has
helped boost season ticket sales.
Attendance soared to an average of
more than 43,000 per game in 2005.
Mangino has done everything he
has been asked to do. Hes lived up
to his end of the deal. Hes improved
the product on the field, and helped
Kansas be known as more than just
a basketball school. Despite whether
Perkins hired him, Mangino needs
to be rewarded for what hes done.
Edited by Derek Korte
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Not this year.
We think The University Daily
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providing you with all the sports
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Weve assembled a staff of tal-
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provide you with an in-depth look
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After you spend a beautiful
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Stadium supporting the Jayhawk
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Paterno has no plans of departure
By GenarO c. arMas
The assOciaTed Press
and rested afer his beloved beach
vacation, Joe Paterno was ready to
go. Season No. 41 as Penn State head
coach awaited.
I feel great and I feel that I am
going to coach as long as I feel good
about myself and still be excited
about my work, Paterno said at Big
Ten media day in Chicago earlier
this month.
It seems that Paternos familiar
rolled-up khakis and smoky, thick-
rimmed glasses wont be disap-
pearing from the sidelines any time
soon, especially afer last years foot-
ball resurgence an 11-1 record
and Coach of the Year honors for
High times in Happy Valley,
though a question still looms.
Whos next afer JoePa?
Whenever the time comes, well
cross that bridge at that time, ath-
letic director Tim Curley said.
Curley said there was no succes-
sion plan in place. Paterno is under
contract for another two seasons.
Hell be 82 on Dec. 21, 2008.
He loves it. Its his passion, said
Jerry Sandusky, one of the many as-
sistants who Paterno has outlasted.
Sandusky retired afer the 1999 sea-
son afer 30 years on the staf. He
loves the thrill of the competition,
and challenge of a new group.
Yet the topic of how much longer
invariably comes
up around Pater-
no in passing,
among fans; from
reporters; and
on the recruiting
I tell a kid that
we are recruit-
ing. I hope to be
around at least
three, four, fve
years, and thats
what I plan to do,
Paterno said.
School ofcials, hardcore alumni
and people close to the football pro-
gram hesitate about even suggesting
potential successors. But there ap-
pears to be underlying sentiment, at
least, to fnd someone accustomed
to the Penn
State way
when the
time comes.
A m o n g
Nittany Na-
tion outsid-
ers, Iowa
coach Kirk
Ferentz, who
has been ru-
mored to be
a candidate
to move up
to the NFL, is
a Pennsylvania native who grew up
a Penn State fan. Te Post-Gazette of
Pittsburgh reported in a column two
years ago that then-Iowa athletic di-
rector Bob Bowlsby said he thought
Penn State might be the only college
job that could lure Ferentz from the
But wooing Ferentz for any job
could be expensive: His contract
was restructured a couple of months
ago and it nearly doubled his annual
salary to $2.84 million. His contract
expires afer 2012.
While hes still very much the
boss, Paterno has admitted to del-
egating more responsibility to his
assistants in recent years.
I dont want to step back too far,
Paterno joked earlier this summer.
So every once in awhile, Ill stick
my two cents in and yell at some of
the coaches something terrible be-
cause I dont know whats going on.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno waves to the crowd during a Penn State
game in 2004. Paterno has been at the school since the 1960s.
By B.J. rains
kansan sports Columnist
Every once in awhile, Ill stick
my two cents in and yell at some
of the coaches something terrible
because I dont know whats
going on.
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Basketballs version of the FIFA
World Cup the FIBA World
Championship in Japan is com-
ing this Friday.
U.S. basketball has not won the
event, which is every four years, since
1994. In 2002, the team finished in a
dismal sixth place. Even after that
wake-up call, it still finished only
third at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
With by far the most extensive
talent pool to choose from, why
should the U.S. ever lose at the game
it created, developed and traditional-
ly dominated? This country should
surpass all others in basketball, more
than any other worldwide sport.
But the NBA tends to breed a self-
ish brand of basketball player, one
who relies on one-on-one match-ups
to use his skills and athleticism to his
advantage. To make up for their dis-
advantages, international players fill
roles and use structured basketball
to rise above the pure talent of the
USA players. This style resembles
the NCAA more than the NBA.
So what did U.S. basketball do? It
hired arguably the best college coach
in America Mike Krzyzewski of
Duke to make sure every player
was on board with a new, unselfish
outlook. It also recruited Dwyane
Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo
Anthony, Gilbert Arenas, Elton
Brand, Chris Paul and even for-
mer Jayhawks Kirk Hinrich and Paul
Pierce, among others. Pierce wont
play in this event because of an
injury, but he should be available for
the 2008 Olympics.
Krzyzewski seems to have tamed
these superstars in spite of their large
egos. The game plan requires each
player to come in when instructed,
do their part, then leave to give
someone else a chance to contribute.
That means no one should be taking
90 shots like Allen Iverson did dur-
ing the 2004 Olympics.
The strategy seems to be paying off
so far. The U.S. has been warming up
in the weeks leading up to the event,
defeating Puerto Rico 114-69, China
119-73 and Brazil 90-86. While the
Brazil game was close, it proved the
team could handle adversity.
Hinrich scored 14 points in that
game, including a three-point shot
to end the third quarter, which
Brazil had dominated. His shot put
the U.S. up by a single point head-
ing into the fourth quarter. Then in
the last minute, still up by only one,
James did what he does best, driving
the baseline for a basket. In the final
seconds, Joe Johnson stole the ball
from Brazil, was fouled and made a
free throw that sealed the game.
During the world championship,
the U.S. will be tested like it was
against Brazil. Even though it was
only a four-point victory, differ-
ent players proved they could each
contribute clutch plays at important
moments of the game on both ends
of the floor.
This years group is the closest
thing resembling a Dream Team
since 1992. The talent of the play-
ers and their new team mindset
should make for fun basketball.
Edited by Shanxi Upsdell
Bright lights, fans that adore your
every move, fame and a potential
fortune lie at the end of a tunnel for
a select and lucky group of college
But the temptations that exist
on the dark side of college athletics
can seduce even the most mentally
strong player. For Maurice Clarett,
bad decisions that began as a col-
lege football athlete have sent him
down a self-destructive path, one
that is leading further away from the
football field.
Clarett was arrested early
Wednesday when he failed to pull over
after a traffic violation and led police
on a chase through Columbus, Ohio.
Police found three loaded handguns,
a loaded AK-47 and a bullet-resistant
vest in Claretts possession.
It was his second arrest in the
last eight months. He was arrested
in January on charges of armed rob-
bery. It was another sad chapter in a
novel that should have had a much
more promising story line.
As a freshman at Ohio State,
Clarett starred at running back and
led the Buckeyes to the national
championship in 2002. But he was
suspended the following year after
university officials learned he had
received thousands of dollars worth
of special benefits.
Claretts story is a cautionary
tale that should be used as a deter-
rent in every college locker room in
His story is one that can hap-
pen to athletes when they decide
to ignore the student-athlete label
and focus on the athlete portion of
their title.
Clarett came to college looking
for a free pass and today his foot-
ball career will never amount to
what it could have. Growing up in
Ohio, he was frequently mentioned
as the football equivalent of another
famous Ohio native, LeBron James.
Now, all they have in common is an
area code.
I wont cry for Clarett and neither
should you; he has had plenty of
opportunities. Even after dropping
out of college, he was drafted by the
Denver Broncos in 2005, but was cut
after he showed up to training camp
out of shape and with little motiva-
tion to improve his conditioning.
Even here at Kansas, the trappings
of athletics and that Im an athlete
and I am entitled to this mental-
ity can tear down the biggest stars,
including former basketball players
J.R. Giddens and Lester Earl.
Claretts story proves that super
stardom is not guaranteed and every
athlete should have a backup plan.
What will happen when the lights
diminish and all the fans disap-
pear? Athletes should say they went
to college and left with something
more than just a ball in one hand.
Hopefully they will leave with a col-
lege degree in the other.
Edited by Elyse Weidner
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By Mark Dent
So what exactly can a soccer team
gain by playing a few spring games
against All-Star Canadians and 15-
year-old boys?
Plenty, at least according to Mark
All of the players have improved;
I cant think of one player who
hasnt, coach Francis said about his
teams spring exhibition season. We
had a really good spring season.
Kansas, which finished with a 1-
2-3 spring record, began its spring
odyssey in the freezing cold rain
against Minnesota, which it tied 1-
It was two weeks later against Yale,
however, that the Jayhawks showed
some firepower. Playing against a
Yale team that had advanced to the
round of 16 during the NCAA tour-
nament last fall, Kansas blew the
bulldogs out of the water, mainly
because of the play of senior Holly
Gault, who was playing in her
second-ever collegiate game at for-
ward, scored a would-have-been KU
record five goals in the Jayhawks 7-2
victory. The record was not set by
Gault because spring season statistics
do not count towards regular season
records. Just as impressive was the
rest of Gaults stat line: two assists. In
other words, Gault contributed to all
seven points for Kansas.
We were just playing really well
as a team that day, Gault said. My
teammates were feeding me the ball
at the right times and I just had to
knock it in.
In the Jayhawks next game Gault
continued to impress by scoring a
last minute goal to tie a 15-under
boys team. But it would be the next
game against the Canadian Womens
National Team where the Jayhawks
would get to show what they were
really made of.
I know we can play them com-
petitively, Francis said before the
match. Otherwise we wouldnt be
playing against them.
Francis words rang true as his
team played magnificently on the
defensive end, stopping Canada
for nearly the entire game. The
Canadians were finally able to score
on a penalty kick late in the game to
win 1-0. Sophomore goalkeeper Julie
Hanley contributed several saves that
kept Kansas in the game.
To finish the spring season, the
Jayhawks lost close games to two
more 15-under boys teams but over-
all, Francis was pleased with the
effort of his team.
Our team defense is better, and
offensively, everyone is on the same
page, Francis said. Spring is all
about improving and playing the
best competition.
kansan sportswriter Mark Dent
can be contacted at mdent@kan-
Edited by Brett Bolton
By Mark Dent
One thought lingered in Holly
Gaults mind as she began practice
last week: the NCAA tournament.
Last year, Kansas finished in a
four-way tie for second place in the
Big 12, but was left out of the NCAA
tournament, a decision that the team
hasnt forgotten.
It is going to be a huge motiva-
tion this year, the senior forward
said. Ive been on a team thats won
the Big 12 and made the Sweet 16.
I want my teammates to be able to
experience that.
With last years snub still fresh
on the teams mind, it returns as a
core group that is ready to do even
better than last seasons 11-victory
campaign that put Kansas in a four-
way tie for second place in the Big 12
Although six seniors are gone
since last season, Kansas cupboard is
anything but bare with eight players,
who started at least half of the teams
games, returning and eight new
freshmen. If anything, the Jayhawks
might have too much depth.
I think we will be all right, coach
Mark Francis said. Theres a lot of
young girls doing well and there will
be a lot of competition for spots. We
have the potential to be pretty good.
While all returning players and
newcomers have good chances to
shine, Gault sticks out as the player
Kansas is going to lean on. Gault, an
All-American and All-Big 12 athlete
who has played defender through-
out her career, will be moved to
forward this season to help bolster
the Jayhawks scoring attack. Such
a switch should not prove to be dif-
ficult for the senior, as she played
forward in spring games and even
scored five goals in one game.
Gault will most likely be joined
up front by seniors Lacey Novak and
Jessica Kilpatrick, and three fresh-
men who are all competing for play-
ing time. Together, those forwards
will hope to make up for the loss of
all-time leading goal scorer Caroline
Smith, who graduated last year.
Holly was phenomenal up front
in the spring, Francis said. Novak
came in fit, and our freshmen for-
wards are doing well and could get
some playing time.
The offense, however, is not the
only talented group on the field.
Returning for a Kansas defense
that had eight shutouts last sea-
son is senior Nikki Alvarez, junior
Afton Sauer and sophomore Jenny
Murtaugh, who played all but 19
minutes in her freshman year, is one
of six talented sophomores for the
Jayhawks. Just like Murtaugh, All-
Big 12 Newcomer team midfield-
ers Jessica Bush and Missy Geha
started each game. Goalkeeper Julie
Hanley started the last eight games of
the season and collected seven wins
with a 1.16 goals against average.
Rounding out the core sophomore
group are Sara Rogers and Kristin
Graves, who saw action in nearly
every game.
Even with potential bursting at
the seams, the Jayhawks could find
it tough to stay afloat with a difficult
non-conference schedule and a Big
12 Conference that sent five teams to
the NCAA tournament last season.
Our schedule is a lot tougher
than last year, Francis said. I think
we play a total of 10 teams that made
the NCAA last season, and the Big 12
should be a tight race again.
Highlighting Kansas non-confer-
ence season are games in California
and Alabama that feature perennial
contenders Duke and California. On
the conference slate, the Jayhawks
square off against every Big 12
foe, including defending Big 12
Champion Texas A&M at home.
Kansas starts its season Friday in an
exhibition at Drake and comes home
to play its first match of the season
against Furman on Aug. 25.
With a promising season lying
right on the horizon for the Jayhawks,
Gault is ready to show everyone what
her team can do.
My expectations for this team are
really high, Gault said. We need to
do a lot better than last year, win the
Big 12, and make the NCAA tourna-
kansan sportswriter Mark Dent
can be contacted at mdent@kan-
Edited by Kristen Jarboe
Coach hopes exhibitions tranlate to season success
Tournament snub motivates Gault
Jared Gab/KANSAN
Freshman goalkeeper Julie Hanley is one of many returning members of the
2005 Kansas soccer team. Hanley and several others were named to All-Big
12 teams for their performance last season and look to duplicate that suc-
cess this season. The team kicks off action Aug. 25 against Furman.
monday, august 14, 2006
By AlissA BAuer
The downside to having a solid
core of senior leadership is the hole
the players leave behind after Major
League Baseball and graduation
take their toll.
Coach Ritch Price and his team
suffered a setback in May when
seven starters cashed in their final
season of eligibility. Eventually,
six players were drafted, including
junior lefty starter Sean Land.
This time last year, the expe-
rienced veterans held seven posi-
We obviously have a challenge
ahead of us, Price said. We lost
some key players.
Kansas cant avoid the tough task
of replacing key players, such as
Ritchie Price, Kansas all-time hits
leader; Don Czyz, Kansas first All-
American since 1996; and Kodiak
Quick, the Kansas record holder for
most victories in a season.
Although Price, Czyz, Quick and
others left gaps in the line up, they
didnt leave their former team with-
out tools.
Those guys were definitely
great leaders, junior third baseman
Erik Morrison said of the departure
of his former teammates. But Im
not nervous. Im more excited than
Word is getting out about last
years Big 12 tournament champi-
ons, led by that core of seniors.
Kids are watching it all over
America and its made recruiting
fabulous, Price said. Its made it a
great summer.
Price and company will focus
primarily on pitching this fall. The
experienced weekend starting rota-
tion of Land, Quick, Czyz and Ricky
Fairchild must be reconstructed
from the ground up.
To do this, Price is looking to
newcomers Zach Ashwood and
Brett Bollman. Ashwood comes to
Lawrence after two seasons at Texas
Christian University. The 6-foot-4
lefty threw 33.2 innings last season
for a 5.08 ERA.
Contrasting the lefty is the 5-
foot-10 Bollman. Bollman, a trans-
fer from Arkansas, threw 16.2
innings in his freshman campaign,
but his 88-91 mph fastball will play
a large part in his chance of taking
a weekend starting spot.
Price is also looking to sopho-
more left hander Nick Czyz to grow
into a weekend starter.
Last season, Czyz had a 4-3
record and saw nearly 50 innings
on the mound. His 45 strikeouts
to 30 walks shows his command
on the mound, but with room for
Behind the plate, Joe Servais,
Garden City Community College
transfer, may take on in the catch-
ers spot, which is in need of some
In his second year at Garden
City, Servais started all 54 games
and hit .356 with a .971 fielding
Robby Price Sunflower
League player of the year, first team
All-Metro and All-State will join
his older brother Ryne in the mid-
dle infield. Robby is likely to take
Ritchies territory at short.
Robby brings 28 RBI and a .511
season from his senior year at Free
State High School.
Coach Price said that despite
rumors that hes entertaining
coaching offers from other teams,
hell stay at KU.
Ive got two sons that play for
me, Im not looking for another
job. Price said. All those things
happen when youre successful.
Kansan senior sportswriter Alissa
Bauer can be contacted at abau-
Edited by Jacky Carter
By AlissA BAuer
Riding high after its first Big
12 Tournament championship, the
baseball team finished the season
with a 43-25 record. The 43 victo-
ries were the second most in pro-
gram history and meant a fourth
consecutive season with 40 victo-
ries. Coincidentally, it was coach
Ritch Prices fourth season with
the team.
The first thing for me, it was a
fulfillment of a dream, Price said.
And the second thing was our goal
to get 40 wins and weve done it
for a school record four times in a
row. Then we wanted to finish top
20 in the country, we finished at 22
and made the NCAA tournament.
It was a great personal feeling of
Nearing the end of a season
deemed difficult enough to earn
a No. 26 RPI ranking based on
strength of schedule, the Jayhawks
dropped a pair of key games to the
University of Northern Colorado
in May.
Those losses almost killed the
opportunity for a bid to the NCAA
tournament, Almost.
In late May, the Jayhawks swept
Texas A&M at home and took a
No. 6 seed with them to the Big
12 Tournament in Oklahoma City.
Kansas outscored its opponents 31-
18 in four straight victories, includ-
ing the 9-7 victory against No. 14
Nebraska in the championship.
Its still fresh, junior third
baseman Erik Morrison said of the
tournament his team won more
than two months ago. We were just
a real close knit group of guys who
worked hard and took it seriously.
Morrison said winning the tour-
nament made him sigh with relief.
We were head and shoulders
better than what everybody thought
we were going to be, Morrison
But they werent done, yet. The
Jayhawks were automatically grant-
ed a bid to the NCAA tournament
and were sent to the Corvallis, Ore.,
regional, hosted by Oregon State,
for its first appearance since 1994.
Kansas overcame an early 5-0
deficit in its tournament opener
against Hawaii to win 9-6. Defeating
Hawaii stretched Kansas win-
ning streak to eight games, but it
would go no further. Oregon State,
the eventual National Champion,
crushed Kansas 11-3 before Hawaii
ended the Jayhawks postseason run
altogether with a 9-5 victory.
It was kind of a bittersweet end-
ing. Wed just won the Big 12 tourna-
ment and everybody was still high
off that, Morrison said. It sucked to
lose to Hawaii, but thats how base-
ball is. One game can end it.
Kansas finished its conference
season tied for fifth place, the high-
est since the Big 12s creation in
The Jayhawks conference tour-
nament title was their first since
winning the Big Seven in 1949. The
six Jayhawks drafted into the Major
League tied for the most drafted
from Kansas, and its 75 home runs
set a team record.
Wed go out somewhere and
people didnt even know KU had
a baseball team, Morrison said of
their trip to Oregon.
Morrison was amused. Kansas
does have a baseball team, he said.
And we can play a little bit.
Kansan senior sportswriter Alissa
Bauer can be contacted at abau-
Edited by Mindy Ricketts
Filling gaps a challenge for 2006 squad
Photo courtesy of Kansas Athletics Department
Former closer Don Czyz celebrates the last out of the 2006 Big 12
tournament. The victory was Kansas frst Big 12 baseball title.
By Betty KAspAr
The Kansas softball team lost a
large portion of its offense to gradu-
ation after last years season their
three through seven spots in the
lineup, to be exact. Coach Tracy
Bunge is aware that the six seniors
will be hard to replace. However,
she said she hopes that the nine new
faces will help to develop the teams
We have a talented group of
players com-
ing in, with
seven freshmen
and two trans-
fer students,
Bunge said. We
will not have as
much experi-
ence returning.
On the other
hand, some-
times youth is
Bunge said
that freshmen
often dont realize their abilities as
athletes and she hopes that the new
players will have a smooth transi-
tion into Division I play.
She said she feels confident with
the returning players and she said
the team already has a great nucle-
The returning players include
sophomore infielder Val Chapple,
senior pitcher Kassie Humphreys,
sophomore catcher Tiffany
Craner, sophomore catcher Erika
Simington and senior infielder
Nicole Washburn.
With the new additions to the
team, Bunge said she has yet to
settle on a line-
up. She said the
team had some
good options.
The team
will return to
campus today
to prepare for
the season.
After prac-
ticing for a
month, the
team will play
host to other
schools during
the KU Fall Invitational, which will
take place on Sept. 23, 24 and 30
and Oct. 1.
The team will also travel to the
Husker Invitational on Oct. 7 and
Kansan sportswriter Betty Kaspar
can be contacted at bkaspar@
Edited by Gabriella Souza
League title, NCAA exit
caps bittersweet season
Search for leadership includes both returning starters and new arrivals
New season brings nine new faces
We will not have as much
experience returning. On the
other hand, sometimes youth
is bliss.
Softball coach
Photo courtesy of Kansas Athletics Department
Graduated infelder Destiny Frankenstein celebrates with her
teammates after Kansas 4-2 victory against Oklahoma May 13.
The victory was Kansas frst Big 12 Softball Tournament title.
Photo courtest of Kansas Athletics Department
Senior Kassie Humphreys pitches the ball against Nebraska
May 12. The Jayhawks won 2-0 to advance to the title game.
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Players, coaches stay busy
through summer vacation
By Shawn Shroyer
Its been five months since Kansas
last took the court. Nevertheless,
coach Bill Self and his players have
stayed busy this summer along with
the rest of the Big 12 Conference.
Summer vacation
Self devoted much of his early
summer schedule to running his
Bill Self Kansas Basketball Camps,
in addition to
recruiting. Last
month, though,
Self finally
found some free
time and decid-
ed to take a trip
to the Bahamas.
I took my
family on vaca-
tion, and it was
the first one wed
been on in a
while together,
Self said. That
was good to
kind of get our batteries recharged.
One thing Self couldnt do was
oversee his players summer work-
outs. As far as he knew, everyone
on the team worked out on his own
time and only junior center Sasha
Kaun and sophomore guard Brandon
Rush spent most of their summers
outside of Lawrence. Kaun returned
to Lawrence Wednesday, after a trip
to his birthplace of Tomsk, Russia to
update his passport.
They all lifted hard, conditioned
relatively hard and supposedly spent
a lot of time in the gym working on
their own, but we cannot monitor or
control that, Self said.
Underclassmen still here
As the college basketball season
wound down and the NBA Draft
neared, whispers surrounded a
handful of Jayhawks and their pro-
potential if they were to leave early.
Most of the whispers were about
Rush, but he stayed put. Something
that didnt surprise his coach.
He held true to his word and
I think it was a smart decision on
his part, Self said. We have some
guys that are potentially high draft
picks, but theyre not there yet, so we
definitely have some work to do and
they have some work to do in order
to get them where they need to be.
The 2006 NBA Draft was the first
time since 2000 that no Jayhawks
heard their names called on draft
Selfs players
With the exit
of last years
senior class,
a new era of
Kansas basket-
ball began.
C h r i s t i a n
Moody, Jeff
H a w k i n s ,
Stephen Vinson
and Moulaye
Niang were the
final class of
Roy Williams
recruits, so the
2006-07 season
will be Self s first with a roster full
of players he brought to Kansas. But
that doesnt mean his former players
wont be missed.
The teams that weve had in the
past with Wayne, Aaron, Mike and
Keith, their skill level was probably
a little bit higher than some of the
players we have at the present time,
but I do think athletically the guys
we have in our program are really
good athletes and probably a little
bit ahead as a group than even those
guys were early in their careers, Self
said. Certainly, I enjoyed those guys
and I know Im going to enjoy these
guys as well.
Big 12 coaching carousel con-
In late July it became apparent
the Butler University athletic direc-
tor position would be open to Barry
Collier, if he wanted it. So, even
with the basketball season a few
months away, Collier who coached
at Butler from 1989 to 2000 left his
position as mens basketball coach at
Nebraska to take the job.
Self said the timing of Colliers
move didnt surprise him, because it
was out of Colliers control.
To replace Collier, Nebraska found
Doc Sadler, who had been coach-
ing at UTEP. Self said hed known
Sadler for a long time and thought
Nebraska made a good choice.
Hes a very personable, hard-
nosed guy that will definitely do a
good job there, Self said.
Big 12/Pac-10 Challenge?
On July 25 during the Big 12
Football Media Days, Big 12 com-
missioner Kevin Weiberg discussed
the possibility of the Big 12 par-
ticipating in a regular season tour-
nament similar to the ACC/Big 10
Weiberg said the Big 12 had been
in negotiations with the SEC, but the
two sides couldnt reach an agree-
ment, so the SEC moved on to an
agreement with the Big East. The Big
12 is now in talks with the Pac-10,
but differences in conference sizes
and television entities could stand in
the way of an agreement.
Weve been interested in this con-
cept for a while, not because other
conferences do it, but because weve
been searching for ways to continue
to improve nonconference schedules
across our conference, which is an
important factor in strength of con-
ference and RPI, Weiberg said. And
the Pac-10 has expressed a lot of
interest in the possibility of partner-
ing with us on that.
Weiberg said if negotiations went
well, the two conferences could
square off as soon as the 2007-08
As for the affect a Big 12/Pac-10
Challenge would have on Kansas,
Self said he was in favor of the idea.
We havent struggled scheduling,
as far as being able to get some high
quality opponents, but that is some-
thing that I think would benefit our
entire league, Self said.
Kansan staf writer Shawn Shroyer
can be contacted at sshroyer@
-Edited by Elyse Weidner
Kansas guard Brandon Rush returns for his second season at Kansas. Self said Rush and others had work to do.
They all lifted hard, conditioned
relatively hard and supposedly
spent a lot of time in the gym
working on their own, but we
cannot monitor or control that.
Mens Basketball Coach
mens basketball Pga tour
Tour ends in sudden-death
playof, Wilson takes win
By arnIe STaPLeTon
The aSSocIaTed PreSS
Wilson earned his first PGA Tour
win with a birdie on the second hole
of a sudden-death playoff, topping
Tom Lehman at the International at
Castle Pines on Sunday.
After Lehman barely missed wide
on a 30-foot putt for birdie, Wilson
sank a 6-footer to win the $990,000
first-place prize. His best previous
finish was a tie for third at the 2004
Valero Texas Open.
Lehman wouldve vaulted into sev-
enth place in the Ryder Cup stand-
ings with a win. He is captain of the
U.S. team that will travel to Ireland
next month to try to bring home the
cup for the first time since 1999.
Lehman, who said he would have
been reluctant to play for himself
because of his putting game, nearly
became the first Ryder Cup captain
to win a PGA Tour event during his
term since Jack Nicklaus won the
Masters in 1986. But his eagle putt
on the par-5, 492-yard 17th hole in
regulation was short.
Lehman, who hasnt won since
the 2000 Phoenix Open, hit a 5-iron
to within 15 feet on 17 and figured
he had the five-point eagle in his
It looked so fast, Lehman said of
the green. I was quite shocked I left
it short. I hit a beautiful shot right on
line. I didnt think there was any way
Id leave it short.
The ball stopped 4 inches shy of
the hole, however, and his tap-in for
birdie tied him with Wilson in the
clubhouse at 34 points.
Under the special Stableford scor-
ing system that is used nowhere
else on the PGA Tour, golfers at
the International get five points for
eagles, two for birdies, nothing for
pars and minus-one for bogeys and
minus-three for double-bogeys or
Both Lehman and Wilson sank
beautiful 2-foot putts on the 72nd
hole. Steve Flesch nearly joined them
in the playoff but he missed a 12-
footer for birdie on 18.
Lehman and Wilson both parred
No. 18 and headed to No. 9, where
Lehman used an 8-iron from 175
yards and left his ball on the edge
of the bunker, 30 feet away from
the flag. Wilson hit an 8-iron from
160 yards and his shot landed 6 feet
Wilson started the day in seventh
place, five points behind leader Zach
Johnson, and posted seven birdies
and a bogey. Lehman started in fifth
and had six birdies and two bogeys.
Flesch and Daisuke Maruyama
tied for third place with 32 points,
followed by Stewart Cink with 31.
Next year, the International moves
up to the Fourth of July weekend,
a change that tournament founder
Jack Vickers hopes will attract Tiger
Woods to Castle Pines for the first
time since 1999.
Ernie Els, however, said some
overseas players, including himself,
will find it hard to come back to
the majestic mountain course at the
foothills of the Rockies.
Its going to help the American
players. Its going to hurt the interna-
tional players because that time of the
year weve got some big tournaments
in Europe, Els said. So, its going to
hurt the tournament, I think.
Vowed Vickers: Well still be
One player who anticipates hell
return to Castle Pines despite a mis-
erable final round Sunday is Retief
Goosen, the 2005 champion who
had five bogeys and two double-
bogeys over the last 18 holes and fin-
ished last among the 36 golfers who
survived both of Saturdays cuts.
Goosen still felt good about
his game heading into the PGA
Championship in Chicago.
I played like a dog today, but
Im looking forward to next week,
he said.
Johnson teed off with the lead
Sunday but never recovered from a
double-bogey on his first hole and
finished with 26 points, one fewer
than he started the day with.
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