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email@example.com Defeating the University of Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse for possibly the last time had a positive impact on the bars and restaurants on Massachusetts Street. But even before the game began, Massachusetts Street businesses were preparing for the crowds. Buffalo Wild Wings started gearing up two days before the game. “We ordered extra plates and cups to make sure that we don’t run out of anything. It might be close to one of our recordbreaking days,” Ashley Crowder, Buffalo Wild Wings manager, said. “The bar business is obviously doing very well because I haven’t gone into the bar yet because I’ve been waiting in line.” Anthony Idika, a senior from Kansas City, Mo., said. On Saturday night, the line for Brother’s Bar and Grill reached the corner of 11th and Massachusetts streets. There were also lines in front of other popular bars. “I feel like it’s really active. If we would have lost the game, Mass Street would be really dead tonight, but it’s not, we won the game!” Drew Robinson, a graduate from Prairie Village said. “I was here for the national championship game so I know what crazy goes down here, but I haven’t experienced anything like this yet. There are lots of people and there are lines everywhere. People just want to go out and
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firstname.lastname@example.org It may become, quite possibly, one of the most epochal plays in Kansas basketball history. The kind of play that shows up with Mario Chalmers and Wilt Chamberlain on the pre-game videos. The kind of play that, years from now, helps people remember this rivalry when it lived. And he did it, so he says, with his eyes closed. The game, the last of its kind, the final Border Showdown with conference-title implications, was tied at 75 when junior forward Thomas Robinson blocked the shot. Robinson abandoned senior guard Kim English in the right corner after sophomore guard Phil “Flip” Pressey ignored a screen and dashed for the hoop. With two seconds to play in regulation time, Robinson hung in the air and swatted Pressey’s layup attempt with a hammering right hand, denying the Tigers a victory, sending the game into overtime and riling the Fieldhouse crowd to a volume that was deafening. “Thomas isn’t a shot blocker,” coach Bill Self said. “That was a big-time play from a big-time player.” The No. 4 Jayhawks (24-5, 14-2) trailed by 19 points with 17 minutes left, but erased the deficit in an arduous second half and won 87-86 in overtime, clinching at least a share of an eighth consecutive Big 12 title. “Revenge, payback,” Robinson said. “It definitely feels good. It felt like someone just jumped us and ran away and we finally caught up
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is surrounded by the media and fans as he walks out for a press conference after winning the rivalry against the Missouri Tigers Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
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Border Showdown boosts downtown
self’s request taken seriously by students
As fans gathered to watch the final installment of the Border Showdown Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, there was another battle brewing between the University’s men’s basketball fans. Since the beginning of the season, a fight to take the “whoo” out of the Rock Chalk Chant and stop fans from yelling “home of the Chiefs” at the end of the National Anthem has erupted. When campers gathered last Saturday for the lottery at Allen Fieldhouse, organizers asked those in attendance not to “whoo,” yell “home of the Chiefs” or wear anything but blue. They said that Bill Self didn’t approve of the chants and asked campers to follow tradition. Significantly less people sang “home of the Chiefs” during the game, and the words “home of the brave!” appeared on the Jumbotron with the image of the American flag waving in the background. The “whoo” was less audible than it has previously been, but was still present in the crowd even though a Kansan poll showed 85 percent of voters want it taken out.
— Rachel Salyer
Students shouting in excitement on Massachusetts St. after KU’s basketball victory against Missouri Saturday. After the game the streets flooded with celebrating people. have a good time, celebrate and enjoy themselves.” Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is new to the University basketball fanbase. “We ordered up knowing it was going to be a big weekend. They tell me that win or lose it gets pretty crazy after the game,” co-owner, John Records said. It opened in the fall semester and has been doing well in business. “We’re pretty geared to a college crowd. Its limited service and the menu items are inexpensive, which caters to college students,” Records said. Curtis Mandele, a pizza chef at Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, said that Saturday was crazier and busier than any other game day this season. If the baseketball team hadn’t won, they wouldn’t have gotten such a large amount of customers. “We probably did about $2,500 worth of business from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.,” Mandele said. The downtown atmosphere after the game was described as crazy, loud, and exciting. Jefferson’s Restaurant had people showing up before they were open. The crowd was wild with a loud mixture of pitchers, shots,
high fives, jumping and hugging strangers, according to Chelsea Jennings, a bartender on duty. “Everybody was so pumped up. There were only two Missouri fans in here. Everybody kind of picked on them a little bit,” Jennings said. — Edited by Christine Curtin
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Tuesday, February 28
what: Workshop: “Time Management” wheRe: Room 204, JRP Hall wheN: 1 p.m. aboUt: Feeling bogged down with tests and projects? Learn how to juggle all your school work effectively what: Study Group: “Presidential Play-By-Play” wheRe: Dole Institute of Politics wheN: 4 p.m. aboUt: Political communications expert Tom King talks about what goes into a presidential campaign what: Campus movie: “Footloose” wheRe: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union wheN: 8 p.m. aboUt: Watch Kevin Bacon fight for his right to dance
Wednesday, February 29
what: Lecture: “Slimming Down in the 21st Century: America’s New Defense Strategy” wheRe: Centennial Room, Kansas Union wheN: 12 p.m. aboUt: Retired Army Colonel Kevin Benson talks about President Obama’s new defense strategy and how it will change the nation what: Architecture, Design and Planning Career Fair wheRe: 5th floor, Kansas Union wheN: 2 p.m. aboUt: Students in architecture, architectural engineering, design and urban planning programs can come learn about potential employers what: Lecture: “Civil Society and the Phoenix in the Ruins: Disaster, Carnival, Revolution and Public Joy” wheRe: The Commons, Spooner Hall wheN: 7:30 p.m. aboUt: Scholar Rebecca Solnit talks about how our society will really look when mankind returns to its original nature
Thursday, March 1
what: Journalism Career Fair wheRe: Kansas Room, Kansas Union wheN: 10 a.m. aboUt: Journalism students can come out and meet potential employers and find internship opportunities what: Rock Chalk Revue wheRe: Lied Center wheN: 7 p.m. aboUt: Five teams Greek organizations put together original 20-minute musicals and compete for the title of best show; shows continue on Friday and Saturday what: Campus Movie: “J. Edgar” wheRe: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union wheN: 8 p.m. aboUt: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in a biopic about the controversial first FBI director; tickets cost $2 for students
Student group turns litter into livelihood in Ghana
If Nourish International can raise extra money, members will email@example.com clean up a piece of land owned In Lawrence, a plastic bag on by ABAN to plant a garden and the street is litter. In Ghana, that buy small farm animals, which same bag is a weapon to fight would give the female workers poverty. an extra source of food and A new student group, Nourish income. International KU, is team“It’s really giving them a way ing up with students from the to transition out of poverty, University of New Mexico and because poverty is such a cycliABAN, an organization that cal trap,” said Nicole Lawson, a helps single, teenage mothers senior from Shawnee. “This is in Accra, Ghana, turn discarded a way to kind of break that trap. plastic bags into a fabric they It allows for better education for can use to make the products their children, better nutrition.” the sell. The student group is currentAdam Nicholson, the founder ly raising money for a giving of Nourish International KU challenge with 14 Nourishment and a junior from Lawrence, International chapters throughsaid that ABAN’s work helps out the United States. The both the women and the envi- University has raised $825, and ronment. is in sixth place. Lawson, the “They don’t have a lot of clean ventures director for the group, water, so they buy it in these said Nourish International’s plastic bags,” Nicholson said. fundraising efforts will contin“The bags usually just get dis- ue next month with a threecarded, thrown out. They just against-three basketball toursit around and collect germs nament and a March Madness and make for a not very nice bracket contest. environment.” The group has already sold The women turn these bags several shipments of the braceinto purses, wallets and beads lets, but the bracelets are still for bracelets, available on which club “It’s really giving them a the organizamembers have way to transition out of tion’s Facebook been selling in poverty, because poverty page, along Lawrence this with inforis such a cyclical trap.” month. NICOLE LAWSON mation about The money Ventures Director of d o n a t i o n s . Adams, raised will be Nourish International KU Jen a sophomore used to improve from Overland the ABAN workshop in Accra, where stu- Park, bought one of the ABAN dent volunteers plan to build bracelets earlier this month. “It was cute, and I liked that an outdoor, covered work area this summer. The workshop will there was a meaning behind it,” serve as a cooler work place Adams said. during the hot summer months — Edited by Caroline Kraft and give the women more space to work. Members also hope to install a new clay oven so the women can make more beads.
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Santorum asks for a Karzai apology
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum criticized President Barack Obama’s apology for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan, adding that Afghanistan should apologize to the U.S. for the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during six days of violence sparked by the incident. “The response needs to be apologized for by (President Hamid) Karzai and the Afghan people for attacking and killing our men and women in uniform and overreacting to this inadvertent mistake,” Santorum said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “That is the real crime here, not what our soldiers did.” More than 30 people have been killed in clashes since it emerged Tuesday that copies of the Muslim holy book and other religious materials had been thrown into a fire pit used to burn garbage at Bagram Air Field, a large U.S. base north of Kabul. — Associated Press
• A 20-year-old Baldwin City man was arrested Sunday at 2:45 a.m. on the 300 block of Country Club Road on suspicion of battery. Bond was set at $100. • A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday at 1:25 a.m. on the intersection of 19th and Ohio streets on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Bond was set at $250. • A 20-year-old male University student was arrested Sunday at 1:15 a.m. on the 2500 block of West 31st Street on suspicion of domestic battery. Bond was not set. • A 23-year-old female University student was arrested Saturday at 11:49 p.m. on the 900 block of Ohio Street on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Bond was set at $250. • A 25-year-old Eudora man was arrested Saturday at 10:15 p.m. on the intersection of West 24th Street and Murphy Drive on suspicion of possession of stolen property less than $1,000,
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• A 26-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday at 2:39 p.m. on the 2700 block of Wakarusa Drive on suspicion of operating under the influence, driving while suspended or on and cancelled or expired license, driving while a habitual violator, and no insurance. Bond was set at $800. • A 21-year-old male University student was arrested Saturday at 1:24 a.m. on the 1400 block of Memorial Drive on suspicion of operating under the influence. Bond was set at $500. • A 25-year-old Eudora man was arrested Friday at 9:56 p.m. on the 3100 block of Iowa Street in relation to charges from September 16, 2011. He was charged with vehicle burglary, theft of property or services more than $1,000, and felony criminal possession of a firearm. Bond was set at $1,500.
— Rachel Salyer
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Suicide car bomber attack outside of church kills family
JOS, Nigeria — A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives outside a major church Sunday, killing three people and wounding 38 in a restive central Nigerian city that has seen hundreds die in religious and ethnic violence. The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack on the main headquarters of the Church of Christ in Nigeria that hit as worshippers took part in an early morning service. The attack follows other assaults the sect has claimed against Christians in Nigeria’s north, widening distrust between the two main faiths in the multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.
The attack killed a woman, and a father and his child near the explosion, Plateau state spokesman Pam Ayuba said. The bomber apparently ran down the woman while racing his car toward the church compound, said Mark Lipdo, a coordinator for a Christian group called the Stefanos Foundation. The blast left ASSOcIAtED PRESS shattered glass all over the church A soldier walks past a damaged car folcompound, as an angry crowd of youths lowing an explosion at Christ embassy began smashing the windows of cars church in Suleja, Nigeria, Feb. 19. passing by the scene, witnesses said. Emergency officials took 38 people In a statement, President Goodluck to hospitals for treatment, said Yushau Jonathan condemned the attack. Shuaib, a spokesman with Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency.
North Korean leader threatens strike against South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to launch a powerful retaliatory strike against South Korea if provoked, state media said Sunday, a day before the start of annual South Korean-U.S. military drills that Pyongyang calls an invasion rehearsal. South Korean and U.S. officials have said the 12-day, largely computersimulated war games are defensive in nature. Kim, supreme commander of the North’s 1.2 million-member military, made the comment during a visit to front-line military units, including one
that shelled a South Korean island in 2010, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. “He ordered them to make a powerful retaliatory strike at the enemy, should the enemy intrude even 0.001 millimeter into the waters of the country where its sovereignty is exercised,” KCNA said. It did not say when Kim visited the units. North Korea has regularly issued such rhetoric against joint South Korean-U.S. military exercises. KCNA said fears of a war on the Korean peninsula have heightened due to the drills, which it called a “new war of aggression.” North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission threatened Saturday to wage a “sacred war” over the exercises. North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim met with China’s chief nuclear envoy, Wu Dawei, and Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun separately on Saturday to discuss the stalled six-nation nuclear talks, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Further details were not disclosed. More than three years have passed since the last session of the six-nation talks, which involve the United States, the two Koreas, China, Japan and Russia.
Rebel group will no longer kidnap, freeing ‘prisoners of war’
bOGOtA, colombia — Colombia’s main rebel group said Sunday it is abandoning the practice of kidnapping and will soon free its last remaining “prisoners of war,” 10 security force members held for as long as 14 years. The leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, announced on its website that it would no longer kidnap civilians “for financial ends,” marking the first time the rebels have unequivocally renounced a tool they have long employed against Colombia’s well-heeled. The FARC did not provide a date for the liberation of the 10 security force
members, two fewer than the government says it holds. Sunday’s announcement could advance prospects for a peace dialogue sought by the rebels. The government has insisted the FARC end all kidnappings as a minimal first step. The rebels did not say, however that they were was abandoning hostilities. The FARC has recently stepped up hitand-run attacks and the military blames it for bombings and mortar attacks on two police posts in the past month that killed 15 people and wounded nearly 100, most of them civilians. President Juan Manuel Santos responded to Sunday’s statement positively via Twitter. “We value the FARC’s announcement that it is renouncing kidnapping as an important and necessary, if insufficient, step in the right direction,” he said. In the 1990s, kidnappings by the FARC or by criminal gangs that sold the abducted to the rebels helped make Colombia the world’s kidnapping capital.
Second damaging quake hits Siberia in past two months
MOScOw — A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 shook southwestern Siberia on Sunday afternoon, the second to hit the area in two months. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, emergency officials said. Residents of multistory apartment buildings said objects tumbled off of shelves, windows rattled and chandeliers swayed during the quake, the RIA Novosti news agency reported. The earthquake hit about 60 miles east of Kyzyl, the capital of
the Russian republic of Tuva, which borders Mongolia. A quake of similar strength hit the same spot in late December. That quake damaged dozens of buildings, including a bridge over the Yenisei River to Mongolia. Sunday’s quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said was centered 7.3 miles below the surface, was felt across a broad swath of southeastern Siberia. “At the moment we have no information about any injuries or destroyed buildings,” said Stanislav Aivazov, an official with the emergency services in Siberia. “Our specialists are inspecting the situation in the region.” Workers reported feeling the quake at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectic plant, the largest in Russia, located more than 180 miles from the quake’s epicenter. The temblor also was felt in Krasnoyarsk, a large city about 600 miles away, emergency officials said.
Expo sparks interest for future students
email@example.com More than 2,000 elementary, middle and high school students interested in science crowded Learned Hall all day Friday for the annual Engineering Expo, sponsored by Engineering Student Council. Three hundred engineering students volunteered to run the activities that promoted engineering concepts aimed at stimulating interest in the field for the visiting students. “Although Expo is a great opportunity to recruit students, it’s really about seeing these kids get truly excited about science, math and engineering, in hopes that they will pursue it in their futures,” said Nicole Rissky, sophomore from Tecumseh and co-chair of the event. This was the 101st Engineering Expo hosted at the University. This year’s theme was “Engineering Expo: At the Top of Our Game.” The activities, put on by 32 student organizations, sought to incorporate board games and video games into promoting engineering as the top field in the world today, Rissky said. Students learned about the University’s various engineering disciplines including architecture, aerospace and mechanical through the activities, one of which was a classroom-sized Star Wars Monopoly game. Students came prepared for certain competitions including designing inventive gadgets to perform simple tasks called Rube Goldberg machines, constructing concrete load-bearing structures out of popsicles sticks, and building bridges with pasta. Hadley Sis, a sophomore from Seattle, assisted with the trebuchet competition as part of student chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Sis saw that students going through the process of designing miniature trebuchets (catapults that were required to fling a racquetball 15 feet) as gaining hands-on experience with physics and mechanics. “It’s a really good opportunity to see what younger kids can do who are interested in the field of engineering,” Sis said. “I think it’s important for kids to see what it entails to be in a math and science field.” Emily Hull, a sixth grader from Eudora Middle School, and her two teammates prepared for three weeks building their trebuchet for the competition. This was the first year they were able to compete as school. Funding issues prevented them from attending last year. “We know that we can work together long enough to make something as great as our trebuchet,” Hull said. “I think KU worked really hard to set this up.” Using the engineering process, Hull’s team researched previous designs, brainstormed ideas, simulated a model and tested the final design, which they called “Big Jay,” making changes as needed. Hull said she was more interested in attending the University for engineering someday because of this event. — Edited by Nadia Imafidon
Emily Hull and Blake Reed, middle school students in Douglas County, load a projectile into the basket of a trebuchet during the trebuchet competition at the school of engineering’s Engineering Expo on the lawn of Learned Hall Monday morning.
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families of dead marines share stories of loved ones
SAN DIEGO — Their hometowns stretched from Connecticut to California. One young man was soon to become a father, another had just gotten engaged. One was a former youth pastor, while another was the son of one. They were among the seven Marines killed in one of the Corps’ deadliest aviation training accidents in years. As their families grieved and shared memories, crews worked to clean up the accident site on a sprawling desert range near Yuma, Ariz. The dead, part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, were listed as Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, Conn.; Capt. Michael M. Quin, 28, of Purcellville, Va.; Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, Ala.; Sgt. Justin A. Everett, 33, of Clovis,
Calif.; Lance Cpl. Corey A. Little, 25, of Marietta, Ga.; Lance Cpl. Nickoulas H. Elliott, 21, of Spokane, Wash. and Capt. Nathan W. Anderson, 32, of Amarillo, Texas. Anderson was based in Yuma and the others were from Camp Pendleton in Southern California, the West Coast’s largest base. “Every single one of these Marines impacted our squadron in their own special way, and the entire Marine Corps aviation community is feeling their tragic loss,” said Lt. Col. Stephen Lightfoot, commanding officer of the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469. “I ask that you pray for the families and friends of the warriors we have lost.” Officials said it could take weeks to determine what caused two helicopters, an AH-1W Cobra and a UH-1 Huey, to crash in midair during a routine exercise Wednesday night, killing all aboard the aircraft.
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george Strait to play make up show in kC
kANSAS CITY, Mo. — Country music star George Strait says he’ll play in kansas City next week to make up for a weekend concert he cut short because he was too sick to continue. Strait made it through two songs Saturday night at the Sprint Center before telling the crowd he couldn’t keep going because he was ill. The kansas City Star reports the singer’s voice was labored and hoarse. Many of the 18,000 in attendance stood and gave him a rousing ovation after they got over their initial disappointment. Martina McBride opened for Strait with a one-hour set, and she says she will be back next Saturday to open for him again. All tickets for the first show will be honored at the March 3 concert.
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Oscars deny new Cohen character
Los Angeles Times that he had warned Paramount Pictures, the mCCLaTChy Tribune studio distributing “The Dictator,” LOS ANGELES — Sacha that Cohen showing up in charBaron Cohen’s plan to show acter was “a bad thing to do.” up at Sunday’s Oscar ceremoCurry made some effort to get ny in character as Adm. Gen. Cohen to break character, askShabazz Aladeen, the focus of his ing Aladeen what he thought upcoming movie “The Dictator,” of Cohen’s performance in the may have been scuttled by the Oscar-nominated film “Hugo,” Academy of Motion Picture Arts but Aladeen wouldn’t bite, and Sciences, but Cohen (or at responding that he hadn’t heard least his character) isn’t taking of “Hugo” and that the only films the slight quietly. He’s taking the shown in his country were those fight to the media. written by and starring himself. Cohen called into NBC’s “Hugo” was also distributed by “Today” show on Friday morn- Paramount. ing, in character as Aladeen, He also tried to keep the upset about being banned from anchors off-balance by throwing the Oscars red carpet. (Cohen is out questions such as “How is still welcome to attend, but only your eunuch, Al Roker?” as himself.) The joking ultimatum against Playing along, hosts Ann Curry the academy was repeated from and Carl Quintanilla asked the a short video Cohen released to dictator about the red carpet ban. Deadline.com in which Aladeen Aladeen responded that he had addressed the academy as the issued an ulti“Academy of matum to the Motion Picture academy, “They Arts and have until mid- “How is your eunuch, Al Zionists.” day on Sunday Roker?” It’s still to give me my unclear whethtickets back. If SACHA BARON COHEN er Cohen will they do not, they Actor show up at will see and face the Oscars on unforeseen and Sunday at all, unimaginable or if he really consequences.” intends to retaliate in some way When asked what those against the academy. But as a unimaginable consequences way of drumming up interest in might be, Aladeen responded, his upcoming movie in May, he’s “Let’s just say oil prices might be got the wheels of the promotion raised.” machine cranking in high gear On Wednesday, academy already. President Tom Sherak told the
Perry’s new film fails to impress
There are always pearls of wisdom in the cinematic sermonettes of Tyler Perry. And even if they’re a tad too obvious, it’s plain that his connection to Oprah has paid off when he has characters in his films talk about personal responsibility, taking control of your own life and marriage, or simply making it a motto to do the right thing. But the movies around his astute observations about life are generally slow-footed slogs, in desperate need of editing. “Good Deeds” (or “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds”) has a few good scenes, a few solid messages about the importance of being needed in a relationship or marriage and the financial tightrope a lot of families are walking in this economy. But he’s such a dull dramatist and boring actor that the message isn’t delivered. Perry stars as Wesley Deeds, a San Francisco CEO who rides herd over his hotheaded screwup brother (Brian White, in a role so broad and ineptly written that he’s doomed before he opens his mouth). Their martinet mom (Phylicia Rashad) raised them to be “gentlemen,” and ambitious ones at that. So Wesley is marrying a stunning, shallow go-getter Realtor (Gabrielle Union). “Am I living my own life, or the one I’m told to live?” he asks in the sermon’s opening narration. The result is an overlong, flat movie in which he’s hitting his “women as victims” theme a bit more lightly, but which lacks an edge and does nothing to keep us from guessing the ending, pretty much based on the title.
Maher gives money to Obama super PAC
WASHINGTON — Faux news host Stephen Colbert isn’t the only comedian with a super PAC connection. Political satirist Bill Maher got into the act Thursday night, pledging $1 million to a political committee supportMaher ing President Barack Obama. Maher announced during a Yahoo-webcast special, “CrazyStupidPolitics,” that he was giving $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a super political action committee backing the president. Even as he made his sizeable pledge, Maher mocked the committee’s “tongue-twister name,” joking that it was dreamed up by Borat, the English-addled Eastern European comic creation of Sacha Baron Cohen. A cynic on politics who often takes liberal stands on issues on his HBO talk show “Real Time,” Maher joins Dreamworks Animation executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Service Employees International Union as the committee’s top funders. Katzenberg gave the group $2 million, and the union donated $1 million. Colbert created and funded his super PAC — Making a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow — to satirize the unfettered flow of corporate and union funds into political campaigns. More than half of the $60 million donated to groups supporting Obama and his GOP presidential rivals since early last year has come in million-dollar-plus donations. With Maher’s donation, $4 million of Priorities USA Action’s entire $5.5 million in contributions will have come from milliondollar-plus gifts. — Associated Press
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ottery. For many of the University’s dedicated student basketball fans, this means early mornings, a crowded Fieldhouse and either elation or pure disappointment depending on the draw of each individual By Ryan Schlesener group. email@example.com But recently, a change was proposed to the traditional system. Trey Johnson, a junior nobody disagreed with it then. from Leawood, who is incharge According to Johnson, the idea of camping said that the change was to reward those groups who would have given lottery preferget up early and come to lottery ence for the Feb. 25 Missouri for each and every game, not just game to the the 24 groups who the big ones. missed one or Some groups less lotteries all who opposed season while this new incen“Show up. Come to lotterstudent houstive said that ies whether we’re playing ing facilities it’s not fair to Florida Atlantic, Oklahoma groups who were open. This would automatiState or Missouri. This is weren’t at the cally put those our basketball team. Let’s first lottery and groups in the didn’t know be the kind of fans they top 24 camping that it would be deserve.” spots. implemented. The initiative Another reason has been voted on five separate for argument has been for freshtimes, passing each time, and was men who don’t know how the up for one final vote before the lottery works at the beginning of beginning of the Missouri lottery the season. on Feb. 19. It failed for the first Because of this debate, a Twittime by a vote of 53-51. ter war has engaged over the past Johnson also said that the idea week, attacking both the official was mentioned to all groups who and unofficial Twitter accounts attended the first lottery and for KU Basketball Camping,
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Mizzou locker room playlist: “Cry me a Missouri river.” The amount of swag that basketball game had was unlike any other swag I’ve ever seen. I have more battle scars from the game than I do from the party after the game. Is it just me or does Centennial Jay look like Admiral Ackbar? It’s the Missouri v. Ku game. If you have to bring a flask to have a good time, you’re probably an alcoholic. I am thoroughly disappointed in the season ticket holders who sold their tickets to Missouri fans. The only thing that would make Ku better is if there was tetherball on Wescoe Beach. Call me British, but have you ever had the sudden urge to walk on the left side of the sidewalk? How come Ku has tons of beautiful buildings and then a giant Soviet Russian building (Wescoe)? A haiku for all: Three wise men smoking. Honey is the bacon of all things sugary. Is anyone else worried about the giant pythons taking over Florida? Wait, you mean we’ve been rivals with a school that’s got no national championships? Time to move on. How cool would it be if you could train your pet squirrel to go get things, like the mail, for you? Found a note to myself from ten years ago. It read “never go see the Ying Yang Twins” Huh. You can call me “Judy” cause I’m Judging you right now. When I’m alone at Mrs E’s I like to pretend I’m eating with a six and a half foot rabbit named Harvey. Was I born ready? no, I was born crying, but 10 minutes later...I was ready.
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Johnson runs the official account. Those opposed have called it “favoritism” and a “disgrace to democracy.” This is simply not true. It is not favoritism when every single group had the opportunity to attend each lottery and made the choice not to. Becasue of this the student section has been less active this season, and according to Johnson. “We have had some pretty weak student sections this year,” Johnson said. This seems like a perfectly logical policy to me and something that should have been in place for years now. It doesn’t seem fair that those groups who come out bright and early for each and every lottery could be stuck sitting behind groups who are at their first lottery simply because it’s a big game against Missouri. No, my group doesn’t qualify for this bonus since we missed two lotteries, which is one more than the cutoff. But I’m still in favor of passing this for years to come. The University has a great basketball program and several great traditions. Unfortunately, many of the fans here seem to be fair weather or big game only fans. Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter how good they were or who they are playing? To me, that is the definition of being a fan. To those groups out there complaining about this rule, I simply offer one solution. Show up. Come to lotteries whether we’re playing Florida Atlantic, Oklahoma State or Missouri. This is our basketball team. Let’s be the kind of fans they deserve.
Schlesener is a sophomore in journalism and Italian from Herington
College is a gift, not a requirement
By Brett Salsbury
If a zombie attack happens in Vegas...does it stay in Vegas? The Mizzou pre-game stretching routine strangely resembles the beginning of my dance classes. When I was eight. I cheered so loud at the game that I got a nosebleed. I need a massage after how stressful that game was. You should dream to have musicology, not classics. GTAs come to your party. We also know Latin and have a much larger repertoire of drinking songs. Mizzou still wanting to play us is like an ex still wanting to go on out dates after breaking up with you. As a redditor, I would consider it too personal to ask someone their Reddit username. The Engineering Expo should not have let Mizzou fans into the event, even if they were middle schoolers. Just saying.
ast semester, I took a cultural anthropology course. The professor was very knowledgeable, organized and well-spoken. The course taught me a lot about societal constructions and cultural and structural differences. But for whatever reason, our professor rubbed some students the wrong way. Many of my classmates were frustrated with his teaching style. We took a few two or three-hour Blackboard exams, occasional quizzes and read a few ethnographies. Comparatively, the work load was on par with most 100-level courses I have taken during my undergraduate career. Maybe even less so. Complaints about the course reigned supreme in our discussions. From a senior’s perspective, the course’s requirements were structured cleanly and the readings were pretty straightforward. But the attitudes that arose in our class were truly telling. There seems to be a profound difference in attitudes, from one extreme to the other, in terms of how to approach a college education. I saw the experience of enrolling in college as a necessary step to growing older. The opportunity to work instead of going to school never seemed like a plausible option. It always was, but what middle-class high school student surrounded by a peer group of soon-to-be college students will take that route very seriously in today’s culture? The profound difference lies in the viewpoint we see college from: essentially, we see college as something we have to do versus something we want to do. This very basic foundation shapes the way we see professors, assignments, leadership opportunities and our studying habits. My own viewpoint on this foundation has evolved in the past four years to reflect my growing awareness of this difference. Many factors influence this distinction. Paying for college is a large one; it’s likely that anyone who doesn’t pay for their
Many actors show support for certain causes. What if our favorite television and movie characters did too?
own education may tend to put less weight into its eventual outcome. Another factor is whether one is approaching college life from the perspective that his or her degree will positively influence his or her life’s direction. From an economic standpoint, the constant rhetoric we are bombarded with that a liberal arts degree is not worth the debt it imbibes can result in a student caring less about his schoolwork. This may also lead some students to prematurely graduate because they don’t want to accrue more debt after being told how worthless it may end up being. We can’t forget that college is a fun experience. It is a tool for maturation. It is an opportunity for self-discovery and meeting other like-minded people. These purposes are so often clouded by the fact that many of us feel that schoolwork, tests and readings are inconveniences. The attitudes stemming from my anthropology course are a direct result of this societal viewpoint that pursuing a college degree is an expectation. If we all thought more uniformly about college as a wanted experience rather than a required one, our experiences would be very different. Perhaps diverse viewpoints help remind those of us who take the opportunity more seriously of the alternative: feeling inconvenienced. But any time you find yourself complaining about your schoolwork, take a step back. Remind yourself why you are here. And also remember that if you haven’t exactly figured that out yet, that’s okay, too.
Salsbury is a senior in English and art history from Chapman.
Fictional characters show their support
ecently, actor Michael Kenneth Williams, from HBO’s “The Wire”, released an ad in Maryland for marriage equality. While Williams might not be well-known outside of people who like TV shows about crumbling public institutions, his portrayal of gay stick-up man Omar Little has earned him a special place in the hearts of Marylanders. He even tells them to vote for marriage equality or else “Omar gonna come at you.” This kind of political endorsement opens all kinds of doors. The following is a list of fictional characters and the political issues they might support. Tyler Durden - Healthcare Reform: In “Fight Club”, Tyler Durden was just an ordinary office worker until insomnia forced him to create an alter ego, which he then used to commit random acts of small-scale terrorism before finally destroying the credit card industry. And who hasn’t been there, right? Let’s face it, hospital bills are hard to pay, especially when you’re letting strangers beat you up in the basement of a dive bar. That’s why Tyler Durden asks you to support healthcare reform or he’ll force you to examine the meaninglessness of your life. Kermit the Frog - Journalistic Integrity: Most people don’t know this, but Kermit the Frog actually got his start as a reporter on “Sesame Street.” Even though he’s now in charge of a theater
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troupe consisting of humans, animals and whatever Gonzo is, he is still deeply involved in the journalistic world. It saddens him to see the lack of attention important issues are receiving. With the presidential election in November, Kermit is calling on news sources everywhere to really examine the candidates instead of turning the campaigns into a horse race. Jean-Luc Picard - Foreign Aid: Captain Picard spent his career in Starfleet roaming the galaxy, meeting and occasionally getting kidnapped by various alien cultures. He understands the importance of other cultures and the benefits of helping them. Picard knows that the only way to build stable partnerships with foreign countries is through aid and assistance, even if they’re strange, omnipotent aliens who toy with us for their amusement. Tony Soprano - Why Don’t You Just Mind Your Own Business, Okay?: Tony Soprano is a legitimate businessman and has no interest in politics. Quite frankly, Tony Soprano thinks it’s ridiculous you would say that he has somehow influenced local
elections. Tony Soprano wonders if maybe you have a prejudice against Italian-Americans. In the future, Tony Soprano would like you to contact him at his place of business instead of showing up at his home unannounced. Why are you asking so many questions, anyway? You a cop or something? Leave Tony Soprano alone. The Bride - Environmentalism: While trying to kill Bill in “Kill Bill,” the enigmatic assassin, known mostly as the Bride, had to cut her way through countless bodyguards and relied on deadly skills she had honed over a storied career. However, her real passion is environmentalism. While the subject never came up during her quest to kill her former mentor, the Bride believes the Earth is our gift to future children and that it should be preserved at all costs. Now that the Bride has found out her own child is still alive and not, as she thought, killed in the womb during the attempt on her life, she has redoubled her efforts into preserving the nature world and asks that you do the same. These are just a few of the many endorsements coming in from fictional characters. Remember, the important thing is not what you support, but how cool the person asking you to support it is.
Schumaker is a senior in film and media studies from Overland Park.
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Amendment regarding off-campus jurisdiction fails
email@example.com An amendment to the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities that would have broadened the University’s ability to discipline students off campus failed in the Student Senate Student Rights Committee last week. But the issue may come up again during the full Senate meeting this Wednesday. Article 20 of the code currently states that the University can’t institute disciplinary actions against students who violate the code unless it occurs on Universityowned property or at Universitysponsored or supervised events. The change would grant the University the ability to do so if an alleged violation “has had or may have an adverse affect on the health, safety, or security of any member of the University community.” Either way, the article would still allow the University to take disciplinary action as required by federal, state or local law. Supporters of the amendment say that it would allow the University to better follow federal Title IX requirements in protecting students from sexual harassment and violence. According to an open letter by the US Department of Education, “Schools may have an obligation to respond to studenton-student sexual harassment that initially occurred off school grounds, outside a school’s education program or activity.” Last year, the article was changed to require the University to expand their jurisdiction in accordance to the law. Jane Tuttle, the assistant vice provost for student success, said this year the University wanted to broaden the language to help it fulfill its obligations to student safety. “The Office of Civil Rights made it clear to universities that we had responsibilities for off-campus incidents of sexual violence that ultimately impact the student on campus,” Tuttle said. Tuttle also noted that Kansas is a part of only a handful of higher education institutions that don’t have some form of off-campus jurisdiction. The University is currently the only Big 12 institution that doesn’t have this. Tuttle said the goal is to shape the code after the model code prescribed by Edward Stoner and John Wesley Lowery, experts in the field of higher education policy. “It’s best practice in higher education,” Tuttle said. “The intention is to have community standards and that students are treated consistently.” But while broadening the University’s jurisdiction to offcampus violations could allow it to better serve students, according to the language of the amendment, it could also allow the University to discipline students for non-campus related issues. During the rights committee meeting last Wednesday, committee chair Aaron Harris expressed deep concern over this change, saying that because the University already has the authority to take disciplinary action to fulfill its obligations, the amendment is unnecessary. “To tell us that you cannot do your job because our code keeps you from it although federal law is telling you that you need to do this, is asinine,” Harris said. “KU students have a unique position on this campus. We are an integrated Amendments to clarify and update the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities will grant students expanded protections from University disciplinary action pending approval by the full Student Senate on Wednesday. The code provides guidelines to students’ rights on campus and specifies under what conditions the University can discipline students who violate it. the situation. it also clarifies that only students living in university-owned and operated housing units are subject to the department of Student Housing’s regulations. of expression through student media that can be taken out. the statewide Kansas Student Publications act provides much of the same protection to student media.
Amendment 2: Article 8
(Campus Expression) this will expand students’ freedom of speech to “views that are communicated through, but not limited to, oral, written, and/or electronic means of communication.”
Amendment 4: Article 19
(Privacy) instead of stating that students have “the same rights of privacy as any other person, and surrender none of these rights by becoming members of the academic community,” the amendment clarifies this, assuring students their “rights of privacy against unreasonable entry, searches and seizures.” it also makes sure the university gives 24 hours notice before entering a student’s university-managed living quarters even during academic breaks. by Chancellor Bernadette GrayLittle. Students can attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. — Edited by Max Lush
Here is how the four amendments will affect students’ rights.
Amendment 1: Introduction
Students who fail to comply with university policies and regulations may be subject to disciplinary action based on part of this university. However, when we step off campus, we don’t always represent the university in everything we do. If I do something stupid out of town, I don’t think it should reflect on me as a student, it should reflect on me as a person.” Harris also believes that conforming to other institutions’ poli-
Amendment 3: Article 16
(Publications) according to the Senate’s student rights committee, this article contained redundant language about the freedom cies shouldn’t be a reason to amend the code. The Senate will be voting on the four amendments that did pass the student rights committee. According to Harris, the amendment to Article 20 of the code can still be brought up and passed. Any changes to the code passed by the Senate must be approved
actual cost of the 2010 BP oil spill to be determined in trial
NEW ORLEANS — On the cusp of trial over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, phalanxes of lawyers, executives and public officials have spent the waning days in settlement talks. Holed up in small groups inside law offices, war rooms and hotel suites in New Orleans and Washington, they are trying to put a number on what BP and its partners in the doomed Macondo well project should pay to make up for the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. It is a complex equation, and the answer is proving elusive. The federal government, Gulf states, plaintiffs’ attorneys, BP PLC, rig owner Transocean Ltd. and cementer Halliburton Energy Services Inc. have been in simultaneous and separate negotiations in New Orleans, according to a person with direct knowledge of the talks and others who had been briefed on them. Trial is set for Monday, and by Friday, no deal had been reached, several people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The biggest stumbling block appeared to be the sheer size and sprawling uncertainty over the unprecedented dollar amounts at stake. Financial analysts estimate BP’s potential settlement payout at $15 billion to roughly $30 billion. The company itself estimated it would cost about $41 billion in the weeks after the explosion to account for all of its costs, including cleanup, compensating businesses, and paying fines and ecological damage. “This one is off the charts in terms of size and significance,” said Eric Schaeffer, the director of the Environmental Integrity Project in Washington and former head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Regulatory Enforcement. BP has to weigh its chances of getting off cheaper by piecing together a sweeping settlement or put its fate in the hands of one man, a federal judge who will hear testimony in lieu of a jury. If the judge sides with plaintiffs on the amount of oil spilled and determines BP was grossly negligent, the company conceivably could face up to $52 billion in environmental fines and compensation alone, according to an AP analysis. While such a scenario is unlikely, it illustrates the broad range and staggering sums at play. No matter what, the case is all but guaranteed to set records as the most expensive environmental disaster in history, far surpassing the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989. Exxon ultimately settled with the U.S. government for $1 billion, which would be about $1.8 billion today. If BP settles, it’s almost certain to dwarf previous deals the U.S. has reached with corporate offenders in any industry. That record now stands at $2.3 billion against Pfizer Inc. in 2009 to settle claims over the painkiller Bextra, according to the Justice Department. And once the civil case is resolved, depending on the scope of any settlement, BP still could face criminal fines; penalties for violations of oil pollution, clean water and wildlife protection laws;
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Fireboats attempt to put out the fire on BP’s deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010. BP will have to decide whether or not to take the case to court or to settle to determine how much they owe for their spill in the Gulf of mexico. and still-pending economic losses due to the partial shutdown of the Gulf. Morgan Stanley analysts estimated criminal fines would come in between $5 billion and $15 billion in any eventual settlement. Robert Wiygul, an environmental lawyer in New Orleans who represents spill plaintiffs but is not involved in the settlement talks, said putting a dollar figure on what is the right sum for BP to pay is extremely difficult. “There is going to be a lot of voodoo there,” he said. The bill will be commensurate to the magnitude of the disaster: An epic engineering failure that highlighted the dangers of drilling in extreme conditions miles from shore and miles under water. The April 20, 2010, blowout of BP’s deepwater Macondo well killed 11 workers and injured 17. The burning drilling rig Deepwater Horizon toppled and sank to the Gulf floor, where it sits today. It took engineers 85 days to permanently cap the well. By then, more than 200 million gallons of oil leaked from the well and had covered much of the northern half of the Gulf of Mexico — endangering fisheries, killing marine life and shutting down offshore oil drilling operations. About 900 miles of shoreline were fouled and beaches were closed for months. The spill forced President Barack Obama in June 2010 to make his first Oval Office speech, in which he called the BP spill “the worst environmental disaster the nation has ever faced.” Under the Clean Water Act, which is designed to punish companies and prevent future spills, a polluter pays a minimum of $1,100 per barrel of spilled oil; the fines nearly quadruple for companies found guilty of grossly negligent behavior. Under this statute, BP could owe $5 billion to $21 billion. Transocean and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a minority owner of the Macondo well, also face paying hefty fines. One of the biggest questions facing U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, a maritime law expert presiding over the trial, will be to determine if BP was guilty of gross negligence. There are several arguments that BP is likely to make. The company could say the amount it pays should be much lower because it has spent billions on cleanup already and provided $1 billion for early ecosystem restoration. BP may say the spill’s effects were minimized by the Gulf ’s warm waters, oil-eating bacteria and other factors. The Gulf has been soiled by past spills and natural oil seeps, so the oil giant could say it’s too hard to pinpoint what is BP damage and what isn’t, said Mark Davis, a Tulane University law professor who specializes in water resources. At trial, BP will try to spread blame to the other companies and try to convince the judge that what happened at the Macondo well was an accident, not an act of gross negligence or willful misconduct.
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turned it into points. With his team down 19, Taylor hit a three-pointer, but was to them.” quickly answered with a three from For a 15 minute span, Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon. hit 17 of 23 shots while Kansas’ Taylor then found junior guard offense sputtered. Robinson and Elijah Johnson for two more threes junior center Jeff Withey, who in a 65-second span. Teahan hit turned his ankle early in the game, two of his four threes after that to both picked up two fouls in the help carve into the Missouri lead. first half. The silent fear of the Down 75-72, Johnson skipped Fieldhouse, from the Kansas bench a bounce pass to Robinson, who to the student section, was tanfinished a layup with a Dixon foul, gible. knocking him to a sideways land“Missouri players played with ing on the blue paint. Robinson hit house money,” Self said. “We came the free throw, then sent the game out there trying to protect as to overtime with his block. opposed to go take.” Taylor hit a quick three for the With Robinson and Withey on first points of the overtime period the bench, Self played junior forand drained two free throws with ward Kevin Young for 28 minutes eight seconds left to win the game. and senior guard Conner Teahan All this comes after Taylor missed for 37. two free throws in the final minute “Who would have ever thought of the 74-71 loss at Mizzou Arena that that would on Feb. 4. be what we need“I feel good,” ed to do to win?” Taylor said after “I’m not the most emoSelf said. the victory. Young, who tional guy. But that was as “Words can’t even finished with good as it gets.” describe how I BILL SeLf eight rebounds, feel.” Coach five points and After Taylor’s four blocks, enerfree throws, the gized a stagnant Tigers had one Fieldhouse with more chance, dunks and hustle plays. However, but Johnson blanketed Dixon, it was senior guard Tyshawn Taylor who zipped a pass to Denmon as who once again took nothing and
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The entire Kansas basketball team rushes out onto the court in celebration of the victory just moments before over the Missouri Tigers, one of the longest running rivalries in history for Kansas. the clock expired. Denmon’s shot bounced around the rim and fell in, but it was just too late. “We had the game in our hands,” English said. “We gave them a gift.” As the buzzer sounded, Self walked on the court, the furor of the crowd swirling around him as he pumped his hands in the air. “I’m not the most emotional guy,” Self said. “But that was as good as it gets.” It was over. The final edition of the Border Showdown with everything on the line. The comeback tied for the largest in Allen Fieldhouse history and gave fans of both sides a spectale to witness to witness before Missouri departs for the Southeastern Conference. If it has to end, if these seemingly perfect foes must never again face off in an important game, at least it ended like this. “We’re never going to be a part of something,” Robinson said, “as big as this game was tonight.” — Edited by Max Lush
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Taliban insurgent retaliation sparks concern among allies
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber struck early Monday at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, killing nine people in an attack insurgents said was revenge for U.S. troops burning Qurans. The explosion comes after six days of deadly protests in Afghanistan over the disposal of Qurans and other Islamic texts in a burn pit last week at a U.S. military base north of the capital. American officials have called the incident a mistake and issued a series of apologies. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged calm, saying that Afghans should not let the insurgents capitalize on their indignation to spark violence. Monday’s attack appeared to be a sign that the Taliban are seizing the opportunity to do just that. The bomber drove up to the gates of the airport — which serves both civilian and international military aircraft — shortly after dawn and detonated his explosives in a “very strong” blast, said Nangarhar provincial police spokesman Hazrad Mohammad. Among the dead were six civilians, two airport guards and one soldier, Mohammad said. Another six people were wounded, he said. An AP photographer saw at least four destroyed cars at the gates of the airport. NATO forces spokesman Capt. Justin Brockhoff said that no international forces were killed in the early morning attack and that the installation was not breached by the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying a suicide car bomber had driven up to the airport gate and detonated his explosives as international forces were changing from night to morning guard duty. “This attack is revenge against those soldiers who burned our Quran,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in an email. More than 30 people have been killed in protests and related attacks since the incident came to light this past Tuesday, including four U.S. soldiers. On Sunday, demonstrators hurled grenades at a small U.S. base in northern Afghanistan and the ensuing gun battle left two Afghans dead and seven NATO troops injured. Still, the top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan said Sunday that the violence would not change Washington’s course. “Tensions are running very high here, and I think we need to let things calm down, return to a more normal atmosphere, and then get on with business,” Ambassador Ryan Crocker told CNN. The incident prompted NATO, Britain and France to recall hundreds of international advisers from all Afghan ministries in the capital.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Emotions ran high at Saturday’s Kansas men’s basketball game, and while many spectators savored the moment in Allen Fieldhouse, one man was busy emulating it on canvas. John Bukaty, a former University football player painted “The Final Battle of the Border War” live court-side as the game unfolded. “If we lose, I’m going to burn it on Mass. Street,” Bukaty joked before the game. “I am way more nervous to watch the game than I am to paint. I do this all the time, but this game will only happen once. It’s historical.” Bukaty thinks Saturday’s game was the last time the Jayhawks will play Missouri in regular season play, and as a live artist and avid Jayhawks fan, he couldn’t think of a better way to spend his afternoon. “I think it’s pretty impressive,” Chelsea Steel, a junior from Gladstone, Mo., said. “He can just stand there and do that in the middle of all this craziness.” The original painting will be donated to the University to keep in Allen Fieldhouse. An additional 600 prints will be signed by Bill Self and numbered by Bukaty. The prints will be sold on Bukaty’s website, www.johnbukaty.com, and part of the profits will go to Self ’s charity, Assists Foundation, which provides funding to various youth initiatives. Though the most memorable part of the game is the win, Bukaty said it’s important for him to capture the entire game as a moment in time. “It’s about both teams, the venue, and the crowd all as one,” Bukaty said. “It’s about this moment in time, what people are wearing, who they’re with and their excitement.” Eric Eisman, a sophomore from Independence, Mo., said he was glad someone was able to recreate the moment. “To be able to witness the game in person was indescribable,” Eisman said. “You really could sense the energy and emotion and I am impressed that anyone was able to capture the moment and put it in color on canvas.” After the game, Bukaty said he was thrilled with his decision to paint the game. “I didn’t doubt us at half-time,” Bukaty said, “I tried to smash all my negative thoughts, but man, I couldn’t have dreamed it any better. I was even a little shaky at the end.” Prints will go on sale within the next two weeks. There are 500 20-inch-by-15-inch prints available for $100 each, and there are 100 40-inch-by-30-inch prints available for $1,000 each. — Edited by Caroline Kraft
Former Kansas football player John Bukaty creates a painting throughout the game against missouri Saturday afternoon in honor of the infamous rivalry.
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Junior, Shawnee What were your thoughts going into the game? “I was a little bit nervous at the first half. We weren’t playing our best” What was your overall impression of the game? “It was the most epic game in the Fieldhouse, but that was to be expected. It was not the best game we played, but it was good enough.” how do you feel about the border Showdown being over? “I’m a little bit sad, honestly, because it’s so ingrained in both schools, so it won’t be as much fun. We’ll still hate each other, but we won’t play against each other. I’m happy to go out this way. It’s bittersweet.”
Freshman, Olathe What were your expectations going into the game? “I expected us to win because the environment was so loud.” how did this game compare to other KU games this season? “This game was on a much higher level because of the rivalry and having two top-five teams against each other. It was just on a different level for players and fans.” how do you feel about the border Showdown being over? “I felt a lot of relief because we were down by so much, but I’m so glad we won. It was great to send mizzou out this way.”
graduate student, Colby What were your expectations going into the game? “I expected this to be one of the biggest games in allen Fieldhouse.” What was your overall impression of the game? “I don’t even know of words that can explain how amazing the outcome was.” how do you feel about the border Showdown being over? “It ended the way it usually does. It’s a very nice “see you later” or “goodbye.”
Sophomore, Overland Park What were your thoughts going into the game? “I was a little stressed. I knew it was going to be a tough game for the Jayhawks. I support my team and this is the best place for the game. I could not be happier that we won.” Do you think fans have an important role in KU basketball? “It’s so great for the Jayhawks to have such a supportive community. There’s a reason allen Fieldhouse is in the top sports venues.” What was your impression after the game? “my heart was racing!”
Sophomore, Salina What was your overall impression of the game? “It was the loudest, most exhilarating time of my life to date.” What were your expectations going into the game? “I honestly expected at least a 10 point win, not an overtime. Not that close of a game at least.” how do you feel about the border Showdown being over? “It’s not really a rivalry, but it’s kind of sad that we won’t be getting those W’s anymore.”
Sophomore, Caseyville, Ill. What was your overall impression of the game? “I thought it was amazing. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I was kind of worried at first.” how do you feel about the border Showdown being over? “I’m kind of happy and kind of sad. It’s their fault for leaving. They’re not going to make as much money. It’s sad we don’t get to play them as rivals anymore.”
Freshman, Louisburg What were your expectations going into the game? “I expected that we would win, but I expected that it would be by more. I’m just happy that we won, period.” how do you feel about the border Showdown being over? “I’m kind of disappointed. To me, missouri is our number 1 rival. It’s not the same with K-State. I’m glad we ended on a good note, though.”
Senior, Lawrence how did you feel during the game? “I was excited and nervous. I can’t really put it into words.” What was your expectation going into the game? “I expected it to be intense and down to the wire. I wanted to expect a win, but it was scary to think that sometimes.” how do you feel about the border Showdown being over? “It sucks, but I’m OK with it if we won like that.”
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Monday, February 27, 2012
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A second half for the ages
By Clark Goble
Kansas runs Cold
erhaps the most ridiculous thing about Kansas’ victory on Saturday was that everything about it was ridiculous. With a little over 16 minutes left in the game, Missouri guard Marcus Denmon hit a three with nobody guarding him to put his team up 19 points — again, 19 points — in Allen Fieldhouse. The shot felt like a dagger to Kansas fans. Kansas would need everything to go its way to come back. Missouri fans started composing their smack-talking texts to send to their Jayhawk buddies. Kansas fans started thinking about their replies. The joke about Missouri fans only playing 14 holes in golf because the Tigers haven’t been to the Final Four would’ve been used as a defense thousands of times. The fans in yellow shirts in the Fieldhouse, many of them branded with the SEC logo, stood and screamed, anticipating a victory in the “final” regular season battle in the Border War. The game was in the Tigers’ hands. Kansas fans would probably go to their grave hearing about how Missouri beat Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse when everything was on the line. But the great thing about basketball is that the players don’t really have time to think about all that. This game was so ridiculous that Kansas didn’t even need all 16 minutes that were left to make it a game again. The Jayhawks were one possession away from tying things up with 6:10 remaining. This game was so ridiculous that Missouri guard Marcus Denmon nearly ended it with a 25-foot heave with 33 seconds left in regulation. He could’ve been the next Ali Farokhmanesh. But his shot rattled the rim and Kansas got the ball down three points. This game was so ridiculous that Kansas didn’t even need to try a threepointer to tie the game. Junior forward Thomas Robinson made a layup while being fouled to tie the game. This game was so ridiculous that Robinson made a game-saving block despite not being known for his shot blocking ability. And this game was so ridiculous because Denmon just wouldn’t give up. He hit a three with 3:50 left in overtime to close Kansas’ four-point lead to one. He hit another with 39 seconds left to give the Tigers the lead again. Tyshawn Taylor would give Kansas the lead again on a perfectlyexecuted backdoor cut and dunk. Denmon, whose swagger could not be contained, came back down the floor and hit a short jumper to retake the lead. Kansas had 12 seconds to secure one of the final blows in the Border War. This game was so ridiculous that it only took four. Taylor took the ball and sprinted down the court and was fouled on a layup. Taylor’s free throws gave Kansas the lead for good. Missouri didn’t get a shot off in time. This game was so ridiculous that Bill Self thought it was ridiculous. The general of the final Border Showdown battle knew what was at stake. And this game was so ridiculous that we might get to watch one like it again in 12 days at the Sprint Center. Buckle up. — Edited by Max Lush
The Jayhawks knew what was coming. Friday night they hosted the undefeated No. 1 Baylor Bears and lost 76-45 in a game where they looked lost from start to finish. Kansas had just three points when the clock ticked below six minutes in the first half. Junior guard Angel Goodrich had all Kansas’ points after a floater in the lane at the 16:55 mark and a free throw 10 mintutes later in the first half. Baylor built a 22-point lead before freshman forward Chelsea Gardner scored again for Kansas. Those two combined for 14 of the teams’ 16 points in the first half. Goodrich scored six of the first eight points and served as a spark for the struggling Jayhawks. “You have to go in there with a purpose,” Goodrich said. “If you don’t have a purpose then why are you out there?” Kansas shot just one of 14 in the first 14 minutes with the lone basket coming from Goodrich. The Jayhawks also had four air balls and two shot clock violations during the stretch. Kansas finished the game shooting 26.9 percent from the floor and allowed Baylor to shoot 57.4 percent. “When I see something like that I feel like I have to do something more, but we just have to stick together,” Goodrich said. Baylor junior forward Brittney Griner led the attack with 20 points and eight rebounds. Junior guard Kimetria Hayden and sophomore guard Odyssey Sims followed with 16 and 15 points respectively. Coach Bonnie Henrickson talked about how Griner’s length affects an opponent’s offense and defense. Griner had four blocks and an assist to round out her stat sheet in 28 minutes before she went to the bench early in the second half. “We have to adjust to Brittney Griner and just do different things than we normally do,” Gardner
Junior guard Angel Goodrich has the ball knocked away by the Baylor defense in the second half of Friday’s game at Allen Fieldhouse where Goodrich had 14 points, four assists and four turnovers in the Kansas 76-45 defeat.
said. The Jayhawks had trouble making those adjustments and were down 38 points in the second half before going on an 8-0 run with Griner taking a breather on the bench. Griner then entered the game and led a 14-0 run for Baylor. She was responsible for the half of the points in the paint where Baylor outscored Kansas 40-18. The Jayhawks were out of rhythm and combined for 12 turnovers and 14 rebounds off 39 missed shots. Henrickson said the team was missing calls and not lining up correctly on several possessions throughout the game. “When we call plays you’ve got to know what you’re doing, you have to be dialed in and focused,” Henrickson said. Senior forward Aishah Sutherland made one shot in the game for her lowest scoring effort of the season. She hit just one of 15 shots. Kansas did get some bounce from younger players in sophomore guard CeCe Harper and freshman guard Asia Boyd who are both receiving increasing minutes. Harper had five points and three rebounds in 34 minutes, but offered support to Goodrich on the wing guarding Sims. Boyd tied a career-high with seven points in 22 minutes. — Edited by Pat Strathman
Early setback doesn’t derail Kansas
email@example.com The Kansas baseball team dropped two close games in a row Friday and Saturday against Mississippi State. But the Jayhawk bats’ broke out in a big way Sunday against Mississippi Valley State . Kansas (5-2) defeated the Green Devils 14-1 in seven innings, and the offensive spurt all began with a 10-run first inning. The Jayhawks entered the bottom half of the first inning trailing 1-0 after freshman pitcher Drew Morovick surrendered one run on a Joseph Germaine RBI single. The deficit would be short-lived as senior third baseman Zac Elgie connected with Kameron Stady’s 0-2 delivery, blasting the fastball over the left field wall. The threerun shot gave Kansas a 4-1 lead. “I was pretty excited,” Elgie said of the homer. “I’ve been waiting awhile this year to hit the ball square, and it happened to go out this time. Hopefully we can build on this heading into next weekend.” After starting the season 4-0 for the first time in five years, the Jayhawks tasted the first defeat of the season this weekend. Even in the two losses, the Kansas pitching continued to impress, giving up four runs total. However, the Jayhawks left 14 runners on base and scored just one run. In baseball, it can take just one game for an offense to break out, and Kansas coach Ritch Price said that Sunday’s performance was a good place to start. “I thought it was very important that we took a step forward,” Price said. “We finally put together some quality at bats and took advantage with runners in scoring position.” The early flock of run support took all the pressure off Morovick in his first career start. The 6-foot6 right-hander from Hemet, Calif., has been the most impressive starter in the intra-squad scrimmages, and he showed that same ability Sunday against MVSU. “He has very good command, pitches down in the zone and has the ability to throw a slider for strikes,” Price said. “He was as good today as he’s been in our intra-squads.” Morovick went five innings, allowing just that first-inning run on three hits, and he struck out seven. For the first time this season, Price had the opportunity to give the younger bench players some early game experience. Hitting in place for Elgie, freshman third baseman Joey Luvisi did not wait long to make an impact in his Kansas career. Luvisi ripped a three-run homerun on a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall. The homer came in Luvisi’s first-career at bat, and the no-doubt shot traveled more than 350 feet. Luvisi returned to the dugout greeted by an excited Jayhawk team, and Elgie even had some advice for the freshman . “It was great,” Elgie said. “I was laughing and gave him a hard time. I told him that it really only goes downhill from there.” The bats will look to keep momentum going next weekend as Kansas continues its season Friday at University of Texas-San Antonio. — Edited by Tanvi Nimkar
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Women’s team sets record at championship
The women’s track and field team proved that they are among the elite in the conference this weekend at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas. In finishing third to Texas and conference champion Texas A&M, the Jayhawks established that some of the athletes on this team are among the best in the nation. The Jayhawks had an impressive 19-point lead over the Texas A&M Aggies in the Big 12 title race following the first day of competition.
Thanks to the achievements of juniors Francine Simpson and Andrea Geubelle winning first and second place in the long jump competition, respectively. Senior Alena Krechyk set a new school record of 68 feet and 3 inches with a second place finish in the weight throw. Sophomore Demi Payne came just shy of the Big 12 pole vault crown, as Texas A&M senior Laura Asimakis cleared the mark of 13 feet and 11.25 inches on the last vault of the day to win the title. The long jump title is the first conference title of Francine Simpson’s career. The last championship for
Kansas in the indoor long jump was 2008. “God gave me the strength to get that one jump and that one jump made me win,” Simpson said. Before the women’s 4x400 meter race, junior Paris Daniels made it clear that Kansas was not going to be intimidated by the programs with more respect and recognition. “The thing is, we want to beat Texas A&M so bad because they are put on this pedestal like they are the best,” Daniels said. “We want to beat the best.” It was Kansas that stood on the pedestal Saturday night as they were
awarded the Big 12 crown in the 4x400 meter race. The time of three minutes, 31.36 seconds not only beat the Texas A&M relay team by just 0.18 seconds but is also the fastest time in Big 12 history. It is also the eighth fastest ever in the NCAA. Four of the five fastest times have come out of the Big 12 this season, with the time recorded. The four women that ran for the Jayhawks in the title winning race were sophomore Diamond Dixon, junior Taylor Washington, junior Paris Daniels and senior Danesha Morris. One title was not enough for Diamond Dixon. She also won the
400-meter dash, which gives her one in both the indoor and outdoor 400-meter race. It was her best time of the meet and was good enough for an automatic qualification to the NCAA nationals. The team secured another title in the women’s triple jump as Geubelle unleashed a few of the biggest jumps seen in the NCAA this season. With a final jump of 44 feet and 07 inches Geubelle won the crown, automatically qualified for nationals and had the longest jump in the NCAA this season. The jump ranks Geubelle third in the United States in the triple jump.
“Everyone came together and fought well as a team, so it was close with Texas and Texas A&M. We just have to continue to work hard to get better,” coach Stanley Redwine said. “On the men’s side, unfortunately, we didn’t do as well as we expected to. I believe there were too many mental errors, not enough focus, but the points we got were hard-fought points.” The men’s team finished in last place. The top finisher for the team was sophomore Alex Bishop’s third place effort in the pole vault. — Edited by Pat Strathman
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bears overpower Jayhawks
Kansas was just another obstacle, for No. 1 Baylor on Friday night in an obviously overmatched game. The Bears beat the Jayhawks 76-45 to continue to ride a 29-game winning streak and it appears that no one can stop them at the moment. The main reason? Junior 6-foot-8 post player Brittney Griner. She is the unequivocal National Player of the Year front-runner for this season. But at the moment, the Lady Bears are focused on getting better rather than an undefeated season. “We’re just focused on finishing our conference first and then we’ll think about the tournament,” Griner said. Baylor coach Kim Mulkey also added to the discussion on the chance for perfect campaign. “That hasn’t been a goal of ours; it’s not on the goal board,” Mulkey said. “It’s the last six games we’re focusing on and those are the last six games of the NCAA Tournament.” For Baylor, it’s accomplished all it can during the Big 12 regular season. The Lady Bears wrapped up the conference season title against Texas on Tuesday. At this point it’s about keeping the team healthy and preparing for the Big 12 tournament. What Baylor takes the most pride in now is making sure its defense continues to stay sharp. In fact, there are times that Baylor doesn’t even work on offense during preparation for their next opponent. “You can come to our practices and see that there are days we don’t even do anything offensively and we take a lot of pride in that,” Mulkey said. The Bears showed that pride Friday by holding the Jayhawks to under 27 percent field goal percentage. The Jayhawks only had forward Chelsea Gardner to stand up to Griner, which proved to be too much of a task for the freshman. “I just had to adjust my shot. I usually work on the inside, but tonight I had to work on my jump shot, instead of driving to the basket,” Gardner said. She finished the game with eight points and eight rebounds. Although Griner finished below her average statistics, it was clear her impact could be felt by the Jayhawks. Throughout the game, the Jayhawks used the full shot clock to avoid giving too many possessions to the Lady Bears. But this strategy forced Kansas out of their normal offensive comfort zone with the Jayhawks only making its second basket of the game at the 5:55 mark of the first half. The frustration of Griner’s presence was obvious throughout the
Player aishah sutherland Chelsea Gardner angel Goodrich CeCe Harper natalie Knight asia Boyd Monica Engelman Tania Jackson totals Pts 2 8 14 5 4 7 2 3 45 FG-FGa 1-15 3-6 5-19 2-9 2-3 3-9 1-3 1-1 18-67 rebs 7 8 4 3 1 1 0 1 28 a 0 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 9 to’s 1 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 9
game, but the Jayhawks were more frustrated with the poor execution when Griner wasn’t near the ball. “That’s very frustrating because that’s on us,” Angel Goodrich said. “That’s when you have to change. You have to come in and be like ‘what can I do better to get on the right track.’” On her birthday the 5-foot-4 junior guard proved to be the only player able to look past Griner. She ended up with 14 points. Although the outcome of the game might have been imminent from the beginning, the Jayhawks must make sure bad habits do not develop from this game. “There are some things that let us down today that will affect us if we try to do them against Oklahoma State,” Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “There are some things we have to be able to clean up and execute on Wednesday.” — edited by tanvi nimkar
Player Destiny Williams Brittney Griner odyssey sims Kimetria Hayden Terran Condrey sune agbuke ashley Field Brooklyn Pope totals Pts 7 20 15 16 2 3 3 10 76 FG-FGa 3-6 9-14 6-9 6-10 1-2 1-1 1-1 4-7 31-54 rebs 7 8 0 4 2 3 1 7 40 a 1 1 5 2 1 0 0 1 17 to’s 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 12
Game to remember
Chelsea Gardner, freshman forward
after struggling through the past few games, Gardner showed some sign of development as a post player on Friday. she accumulated eight points and a career-high eight rebounds against a physical and disruptive Baylor defensive lineup. This was also Gardner’s third straight start at the five spot for the Kansas starting rotation. although she has not played at the same level as junior forward Carolyn Davis, she continues to show improvement. In order for the Jayhawks to become a nCaa tournament team Gardner will have to string together a few more solid appearances.
Game to forGet
aishah sutherland, senior forward
From the beginning of the game it appeared facing up against Baylor’s Brittney Griner would be a tough task for all on the Kansas roster. But no one struggled more than sutherland. In her 32 minutes of play sutherland posted a one for 15 showing from the floor and managed only seven rebounds, both below her season averages. Sutherland It’s fair to say that the Griner effect played apart in sutherland’s disappointing shooting night, but the hope is it won’t continue onto the remaining games left on the schedule. right now sutherland is the clear number two scoring threat on the team and must stay consistent in the last few games of the Big 12 stretch.
senior forward aishah sutherland attempts to block a shot from Baylor’s Brittney Griner in the first half. Griner scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds during Baylor’s victory.
Quote of the Game
“offensively we were just a mess there early, obviously.”
— Coach bonnie henrickson on the slow start.
26.9 38 14 8 5
Kansas shot just 26.9 percent from the field for the game.
Baylor’s largest lead of the game.
angel Goodrich was the only Jayhawk to score in double figures. Chelsea Gardner pulled down a career-high eight rebounds. This was Baylor’s fifth straight victory against Kansas.
senior forward aishah sutherland shows her disappointment after a time out is called in the second half. sutherland struggled offensively throughout the game.
Coach Bonnie Henrickson cheers on her team during the second half of Friday’s game against Baylor at allen Fieldhouse where Kansas was defeated 76-45.
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1st 2nd ot 32| 43 | 12 — 87 44| 31 | 11 — 86
JayhawK stat Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
mEN’S at redemption BASKEtB tyshawn’s shot
firstname.lastname@example.org In the final minute of a one-point game earlier this month against Missouri, senior guard Tyshawn Taylor stood at the free-throw line with a chance to tie the game at 72 or possibly give the Jayhawks a one-point lead. Both shots clanked off the rim and Kansas eventually lost, 74-71. Shortly after, one of Taylor’s friends told him he would face a similar situation when the Tigers traveled to Lawrence. Taylor finished with 24 points while playing 44 out of 45 minutes and committing just one turnover. But his final two points stole the show. Kansas came back from 19 points in the second half and forced overtime. Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon hit a floater along the baseline to give the Tigers an 86-85 lead with 12 seconds left. Kansas almost never had a final chance to score, however. Junior guard Elijah Johnson inbounded the ball while Taylor was peering up at the video board for a quick check of the time. The ball bounced a few feet past Taylor, leaving the nearly 16,300 fans in attendance momentarily gasping for breath. “I’m sure I did,” Taylor chucked when asked if his near-fatal slip up scared the Jayhawk fateful. There was plenty of time to smile about the play at that point. In the timeout moments before Denmon’s bucket, coach Bill Self told his team to “go flat” on offense if Missouri scored, meaning he wanted everyone but Taylor to spread out along the baseline to give their point guard room to operate. With just 12 seconds on the clock, there wasn’t much time to think. “We have to go score and get a good shot, but get it as fast as possible,” Taylor said of his thought process as he received the pass. “I just put my head down and saw a little seam and attacked.” He was fouled on a layup attempt, not unlike the final seconds in the first game against Missouri. But with the crowd holding its arms in the air in silent support of the fouryear starter, Taylor cooly knocked down both attempts to give the Jayhawks the lead, 87-86. “He got fouled,” Self said. “And for him to make the two free throws in the same scenario that he missed them in Columbia, I thought that was good for him.” “He was absolutely right,” Taylor said of his friend’s prediction. “It was the same team again, but not the same circumstances and I came through this time. Words can’t describe how I feel.” — edited by Pat strathman
Kansas 87, MI
Player Thomas Robinson Jeff Withey Tyshawn Taylor Elijah Johnson Travis Releford Conner Teahen Justin Wesley Kevin Young totals Pts 28 2 24 8 7 12 1 5 87 FG-FGA 10-21 1-1 7-13 3-6 1-7 4-4 0-0 2-6 28-58 Rebs 12 1 4 2 3 1 1 8 34 A 0 0 5 8 2 1 0 0 16 to’s 2 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 9
Player Ricardo Ratliffe Phil Pressey Matt Pressey Marcus Denmon Kim English Michael Dixon steve Moore totals Pts 22 8 0 28 11 17 0 86 FG-FGA 8-13 2-8 0-2 10-15 4-12 6-15 0-0 30-65 Rebs 12 3 2 5 6 1 7 37 A 0 12 1 2 1 6 0 22 to’s 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 10
Game to remember
tyshawn taylor, senior guard
In the most important conference game of Taylor’s four-year career, he did it all. Most importantly, down 86-85 with 8.8 seconds to play, he drew a foul and hit both free throws. On Feb. 4 at Mizzou arena, Taylor missed two free throws in the final minute. This time he couldn’t make the same mistake.
Game to forGet
Jeff withey, Junior center
after he was held scoreless at Mizzou arena, Withey hurt his ankle, got into foul trouble and scored two points in nine minutes at allen Fieldhouse. Coach Frank Haith suggested that Withey couldn’t hang with the speed of his four-guard lineup. Going into overtime, self asked Withey could win the tipoff despite his ankle. Withey hesistated and that’s all self needed to know. His night was done.
Quote of the Game
“Revenge, payback. It definitely feels good. It felt like someone just jumped us and ran away and we finally caught up to them.”
— thomas robinson, forward
9 19 85.7% 0 8
The number of minutes Withey played.
The largest deficit Kansas faced. Junior guard Thomas Robinson gets a block against Missouri’s Phil Pressey and takes the game to overtime saturday night at allen Field House. Kansas beat Missouri 8786.
Kansas shot this percentage on 14 second-half free throw attempts. The Jayhawks didn’t score a single fast-break point. With the victory, Kansas clinches at least a share of an eighth straight Big 12 title.
• Kansas has now won at least a share of eight consecutive Big 12 regular season titles. • With the last scheduled meeting with Mizzou behind them, the Jayhawks ended the series with a 172-95 advantage. • KU’s comeback from down 19 in the second half was the largest second-half comeback in school history. • Tyshawn Taylor’s nine points in overtime were the most by a Kansas player since Raef Lafrentz scored nine against Missouri in 1997.
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At A GLANCE
Wait, there’s another game to be played? After this weekend, you’re excused if you happened to forget about Monday’s visit to Stillwater, Okla. But coach Bill Self knows about this potential trap. The no. 4 Jayhawks (24-5,14-2) won’t practice after the tiring overtime game to rest some legs, but they’ll show up in hopes of claiming an outright hold of the Big 12 title. The last time these teams met, Kansas won 81-66, keyed by a blowout first half. However during the conference season, the Cowboys are 6-2 at GallagherIba Arena.
COUNtDOwN tO tIPOFF
Jayhawks take on the Cowboys
Kansas aims to strengthen its case for a No.1 seed
NO. 4 KANSAS VS. OKLAhOMA St
8 P.M., GALLAhER-IBA ARENA, StILLwAtER, OKLA.
KANSAS (24-5, 14-2)
Taylor played 44 of 45 minutes on Saturday and was involved in nearly every score. He finished with 24 points and hit the two biggest free throws of his life, avenging his misses at Mizzou Arena. No one questions Taylor’s skill or heart. The question is, how much can he really play?
OKLAhOMA St (14-15, 7-9)
The sophomore guard played in all 34 games last season as a freshman and is second on the team this season with 5.3 rebounds per game. He’s also just the third Cowboy to average double figures this season with 10.7 points per game. He played all 40 minutes in the first game against Kansas and finished with 21 points.
At A GLANCE
Oklahoma State is looking to get back to a .500 record this season with a victory over Kansas tonight in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys sit at 14-15 on the year and are seventh in the Big 12 at 7-9 in conference play. They had an impressive 18-point victory over Texas A&M at home Saturday but have struggled against the top teams in the conference this season, going 1-4 against Kansas, Missouri and Baylor. Things recently got worse for Cowboys fans, however. NewsOk.com reported that freshman guard and second-leading scorer Le’Bryan Nash is out indefinitely after apparently fracturing his left hand in Wednesday’s loss at Oklahoma.
tyshawn taylor, guard
Markel brown, guard
Johnson made one of the best passes of the game on Saturday, feeding Robinson for a game-tying score at the end of regulation. He finished with eight assists and not a single turnover. Some may gripe about his average scoring totals. No matter, his improvements as a defender and passer have made Kansas a more dangerous team.
Page had a career-high 40 points against Texas last Saturday with an impressive 20for-20 afternoon from the free-throw line. He’s had 29 and 15 point games since then and will definitely be a threat to put up big numbers tonight. He’s scored 15 points or more in six of his last seven games.
elijah johnson, guard
keiton Page, guard
PLAYER tO wAtCh
Jeff Withey, junior center Withey turned his ankle in the Missouri game and played just nine mostly ineffective minutes. Withey said on Twitter that his foot is Withey fine and he will play Monday, but Self hinted after the game that he may limit Withey’s minutes. We’ll see how he responds, but his game relies on aggression. Will he be able to swarm Cowboys if he’s not 100 percent?
Williams started in place of the injured Le’Bryan Nash in Saturday’s 60-42 home victory over Texas A&M. He finished with 17 points and five rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Williams has started 16 games for the Cowboys this season and is averaging 8.5 points per game.
PLAYER tO wAtCh
Keiton Page, guard The senior guard grew up less than 30 miles from the Oklahoma State campus and has been a consistent starter since Page the latter part of his freshman season in 2008-2009. He’s averaged double figures each of the last three seasons and currently leads the Cowboys in scoring with 16.2 points per game. He’s also started more games (27) than anyone else on the team.
Releford looked downright bad as a shooter against the Tigers. He missed six of his seven shot attempts. However he continues to play pressure-filled defense, both on-the-ball and in transition, and he often tips or retrieves loose balls. His game isn’t flashy, but it helps win games.
traVis releFord, guard
brian williaMs, guard
After a few so-so performances, Robinson has reemerged as the favorite for national player of the year. He tallied 28 points and 12 rebounds against Missouri and blocked a game-winning shot attempt by sophomore guard Phil Pressey. Robinson shared words with Markel Brown at Allen Fieldhouse earlier this season, so he should be pumped up for this one.
Jurick has only started 14 games this year but got the nod against Texas A&M Saturday. The junior-college transfer is in his first season at Oklahoma State and is third on the team with 5.2 rebounds per game. He played just five minutes in the first meeting with Kansas on Feb. 11.
thoMas robinson, Forward
PhiliP jurick, Forward
How much is left in the tank? Saturday’s overtime game was a long day of emotion and physicality. Senior guard Tyshawn Taylor played all but one of the 45 minutes. Will the Jayhawks be prepared or gassed by the time they arrive in Stillwater? Self may try to get guards Naadir Tharpe and Conner Teahan and forwards Kevin Young and Justin Wesley more playing time than usual. Although if the score is tight, Self may not have a chance to rest his key guys.
Withey is the biggest area of concern after a blissful weekend for Kansas fans. His ankle injury seems to be not too serious, however an injury to a starter with a team this thin makes people worry. Withey will likely have to handle limited playing time and the thought that he can’t worsen the injury.
Cobbins isn’t an offensive threat (5.5 points per game) but he leads the Cowboys with 5.7 rebounds per game. He played 37 minutes against Kansas earlier this month but was invisible for most of that time, finishing with just four points and four rebounds on 2-for-6 shooting.
Can “historic” Gallagher-Iba Arena produce another upset? Opened in 1938, it’s the oldest basketball venue in the Big 12. It’s known for its noise but its been said that since the renovation and raising of the roof in 2001, GallagherIba hasn’t been quite as loud. That hasn’t stopped it from being a landmine for Bill Self, however, who’s just 1-3 in the arena in his time at Kansas.
jeFF withey, center
Michael cobbins, Forward
hEAR YE, hEAR YE
“If we could pick a game not to play on Big Monday, it would probably be that game.”
— bill self on tonight’s game — thomas robinson
hEAR YE, hEAR YE
“They basically have left it up to me. I’ll decide on Monday. He really wants to play, but I’ll decide on Monday what’s best for him and we’ll see.”
— oklahoma state coach travis Ford on le’bryan nash’s injured hand.
big jay will cheer iF...
The Jayhawks make a statement that they can win two high-stakes games in three days, a critical trait to have come tournament time.
— Max rothman
— kory carpenter
baby jay will weeP iF...
The Jayhawks are emotionally drained from Saturday’s Border War conclusion and appear sluggish on the court.
Kansas 76, Oklahoma St. 68
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QUotE of thE DAY
“if it was camera crews following us tonight it would be something like a movie and that’s no b.s.” — Senior guard Tyshawn Taylor on his Twitter account, @_ tee_y, after Saturday night’s win.
How to respond to and use sports terms
thE moRNING BREW
fAct of thE DAY
As of 5 p.m. on Feb. 26, Taylor has 17,282 followers on Twitter.
tRIVIA of thE DAY
Q: Not counting the ones he has deleted, how many times has Taylor tweeted as of 5 p.m. on Feb. 26?
Oklahoma State 8 p.m. Stillwater, Okla.
just learned a few days ago that the phrase “saved by the bell” originated as a boxing metaphor. As a self-proclaimed wannabe Mrs. Zack Morris, you can see how this fact might have blown my ’ 90s-sitcom-loving-mind. Sports phrases are a tricky thing. There’s a fine balance between using obvious lingo and speaking straight-up nonsense. As I’ve edited sports stories, I’ve been amazed by the creativity people have when it comes to describe one basic thing. For instance, the free throw line, otherwise known as the charity stripe, the foul line, the keyhole or the ever-soambiguous, line. I get it. It can get redundant using the same terms throughout an article. It is understandable, but it can get out of control. Garbage time, kiss the rim, drop a dime, rip a c, coffin corner, saddle him up, stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, bounced like a check, banjo hitter, duck
snort, keystone what someone is talking sack, rubber doorabout when they are saybell, bricklayer, ing someone ripped a c, serving it up with here are a few words of extra cheese… advice as to how you can all of these are respond. phrases used to 1. Take the old approach By Anna Allen describe certain of being a follower. You email@example.com sports actons; all know, like in elementary except for three school when you’d secretly that I made up on want to raise your hand the spot. You see what I mean? in gym class to vote to play parachute, Don’t get me wrong, the context makes but everyone else raised their hands to all the difference. I’m sure if I saw a duck vote for dodgeball and you said, “Yeah, snort or banjo hitter occur, I’d only be Dodgeball rocks!” Do that. Just yell, able to describe it as such. But we all “Yeah, it’s garbage time! You better know that without context, we start mak- believe it!” if everyone is yelling that ing assumptions. And we all know what around you. assumptions can lead to… that’s right, 2. Just “Woo!” It’s simple. As some making us look like a fool. (Not what you famous man (but I can’t remember his thought I was going to say was it? That’s name, so he obviously wasn’t that famous) because you assumed. Boom.) once said, “Simple is beautiful.” So naturally, unless you know exactly 3. Follow this formula a la mad libs:
a random noun plus a verb and conjugate to fit the situation. Such examples include, but are not limited to: He was chased by a hammer! His refrigerator was emptied! What a Poptart pileup! If you yell this with conviction, no one will confront you. For all they know this is the latest phrase and they didn’t get the memo. Extra points if you can make a meaning up on the spot and convince others to use it. Let’s be honest. The first guy to yell, “kiss the rim” received some funny looks the first time he yelled it, but who’s laughing now? — Edited by Pat Strathman
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Jayhawks have the last laugh with the fans
fans came prepared to cheer on the Jayhawks during the final game of the border showdown, saturday. Cheers from the crowd raised the noise level in the fieldhouse to 120 decibels during the game.
dressed as Civil war figure John brown, brian duerksen, a third year law student from wichita, holds orange bowl and nCaa trophies as a Missouri Tigers fan passes by during saturday’s game at allen fieldhouse. The sold-out border showdown game was dominated by KU fans.
Jayhawk fans hold up many different signs, including one of historic Kansas basketball coaches with current coach bill self at the forefront, prior to tip off.
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students hold up a sign that says “This sign is hUGe” as they try to distract a Missouri player during a free throw in the first half. despite the crowd’s distractions, the Tigers made 15 of their 18 free throws.
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