hether they know it or
not, I am in a seasonal
war with the hipsters
and sorority girls of this town. We
all have diferent reasons for tak-
ing part in this battle, but despite
their supposed needs, they need to
back of and quit taking all the ugly
Christmas sweaters. It happens ev-
ery year, and although it may be
caused by my poor planning, I can’t
fnd any ‘80s knit sweaters featur-
ing snowmen, reindeer or Santa.
How else am I to stay warm this
winter, attend Ugly Xmas parties
and take awkward family photos?
Tese itchy, steamy, smelly fashion
statements have become a hot com-
modity in college towns, gathering
quite the following of moustached
hipsters, theme party–planning
socialites and at least one weekend
column writer. So for all of us who
missed out, we’ll just have to live
through others’ ironic joy. Luckily,
even though the holidays are a few
weeks away and I’m sweater-less,
Lawrence is abuzz with Christ-
mas spirit this weekend and there’s
plenty to bring out the good cheer
in us all.
Saturday is a busy day for the
holly jolly residents of Lawrence.
Starting at 2 p.m., the town is host-
ing the Ugly Sweater Run, a 5k for
those who like to run or just like to
wear the sought-afer sweaters. Te
starting line has snow machines
and your favorite Christmas tunes
blasting, and once runners are
done, those of age can enjoy Sam
Adams Winter Lager, a sponsor of
the race. Same-day sign-up is a bit
pricey at $40, but if nothing else,
you can go watch and cheer on the
joyous joggers as they make their
way around town. Te race starts at
Watson Park at 7th and Tennessee,
so come celebrate the holidays and
ugly sweaters.
If you’re like me and running has
always seemed more like punish-
ment than pleasure, don’t worry:
Tere are still plenty of non-ex-
ercise-related activities. Tis Sat-
urday also marks the 20th annual
Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christ-
mas Parade. Featuring horse-drawn
carriages, cowboys and, of course,
Santa Claus, this unique spin on
Christmas parades should be a lot
of fun. Te Eldridge is also ofering
a breakfast before the parade, so if
you can manage to pull yourself out
of bed between 7 and 11 a.m., stop
by for a tasty start to the day. Te
parade begins strolling down Mas-
sachusetts Street at 11 a.m., so get
there early for a good spot and be
sure to bring something warm to
Christmas time goes hand in
hand with gif buying, so be sure
to check out all of the unique sales
going on, too. Sure, your siblings
may want some new video game,
and your parents could go for a
nice bottle of wine, but take a dif-
ferent route this year and give them
a unique handmade gif from a lo-
cal artist or seller. Te Lawrence
Arts Center and Douglas County
Fairgrounds are both having fairs
this weekend, so check in to see if
something flls a spot on your gif
Te winter holidays always of-
fer fun times, but trust Lawrence
to ofer unique twists on more
seasonal traditions as the month
goes on. We’re nearing the end of
the semester, so fun times are com-
ing few and far between. However,
don’t forget to make some time to
enjoy the holidays before you head
of for break. Whether it’s walking
down Massachusetts Street and
enjoying the lights or drinking too
much eggnog in a garishly pink
Christmas sweater, make sure your
holiday is a happy one.
— Edited by Megan Hinman
Volume 125 Issue 55 kansan.com Thursday, November 29, 2012
Most 19-year-olds don’t need
a facelif, but afer serving thou-
sands of meals daily, Mrs. E’s is
due for a makeover.
KU Dining will begin more
than $3 million in renovations to
the dining food court and dining
room. Te construction on the
Engel Road entrance will begin
during winter break and may con-
tinue over spring break, with the
rest of the changes slated to begin
afer Commencement in May and
should be completed Aug. 23.
“We’re looking at about 72 days
to get everything done,” said Sher-
yl Kidwell, KU Memorial Unions
assistant director. “It’s going to
be a quick turnaround, but well
worth it.”
But Mrs. E’s’ look isn’t the only
thing changing. KU Dining is up-
dating the menu, or zones, to add
variety and inclusiveness.
A U-shaped bar will be for spe-
cialty diets, such as gluten-free,
kosher, vegan or vegetarian, and
it will include Islamic foods for a
halal diet.
“We are making a conscious
efort to make it all-inclusive,”
Kidwell said.
But for Clay Center sophomore
Shannon Livegood, the most ex-
citing part is the addition of a
carving station.
“I feel like I’m
eating the same
thing all the
time,” Livegood
said. “I’d like to
see more turkey
or beef.”
Another ad-
dition to the
meat depart-
ment is a BBQ
“When you’re this close to Kan-
sas City, you’ve got to get in BBQ
game,” Kidwell said.
Popular favorites like cereal and
dessert bars will stick around, but
the pasta bar, or “Noodle Niche,”
will include pasta from around
the world as well as stir fry, and
students will be able to select their
own ingredients.
“I think it would be good to
have more options where you
make the food yourself,” said
Nora Walthers, a sophomore from
Te deli will change to include
toasted sandwiches and Paninis.
And with Mrs. E’s being the
busiest dining hall, serving about
3,400 meals a day, Kidwell said
an expansion in the menu was
needed to keep
up with current
dining trends.
Kidwell said
they were try-
ing to make the
space more open
and revamp how
they do things.
“Most of the
cooking and
preparation will be done in front
of students.” Kidwell said.
Mrs. E’s was named afer Lenoir
Ekdahl, a dining director for more
than 30 years who helped plan
the center. Kidwell said she was
known for her dedication to staf
and students.
“She’s been well-loved, but
those of us who have been her 20
years know it’s time for a facelif,”
Kidwell said.
— Edited by Stéphane Roque
Gameday: Kansas vs. Oregon State
the student voice since 1904
WyliE lEmOn/KAnSAn
Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like awkward family photos, ugly sweaters and fake
Christmas trees. Lawrence offers a unique mix of traditional holiday festivities and
ironic fun, so be on the lookout this weekend for an early celebration of winter.
Enjoy Lawrence
holiday cheer
Derryberry WeekenD Warrior
Mrs. E’s renovations
to begin this winter
rAchEl SAlyEr
Mrs. E’s on Daisy Hill will be getting more than $3 million in renovatons starting in May and will be complete by
Aug. 23. Along with renovations, KU Dining will be updating the menus.
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“We are making a con-
scious effort to make it
KU Memorial Unions Assistant Director
By earning its fourth
NCAA Tournament bid in
program history and frst in
seven years, the Kansas
volleyball team is
beginning to get
the sort of at-
tention nor-
mally re-
for the football or basketball
“Jaime (Mathieu, junior
defensive specialist) said the
other day she walked into
Target, no KU gear at all, and
a woman stopped her and was
like, ‘You don’t know me but
congrats on your season,’” se-
nior defensive specialist Mor-
gan Boub said.
Te team’s success has at-
tracted fans who might not
have ever seen them play
before. In the team’s only
regular season match at Al-
len Fieldhouse, the site of
this Friday’s 6:30 p.m.
frst-round matchup between
the Jayhawks and the Cleve-
land State Vikings, 3,222 fans
watched Kansas defeat Saint
Louis. Te Jayhawks’ normal
home, the Horejsi Family
Athletics Center, holds 1,300
Even though the Jayhawks
are playing at home, they must
get used to playing in Allen
Fieldhouse instead of Hore-
jsi. Besides the victory against
Saint Louis, Kansas will have
practiced for six days in the
Fieldhouse by Friday’s match,
keeping its routine as close
to normal as possible despite
the change in venue and not
playing its typical Wednesday
Boub, junior setter Erin
McNorton and junior defen-
sive specialist Brianne Riley
said the Jayhawks are adjusted
to the way the ball moves and
the depth perception issues of
playing in a larger arena. Now,
they are just looking forward
to the chance to play in front
of what will likely be the larg-
est crowd of the year.
“We are at home and we get
to be in our own locker room,”
Riley said. “We have all of our
fans here which makes such a
huge diference.”
By earning the tourna-
ment’s 11th overall seed, Kan-
sas hosts the frst and second
round. If the Jayhawks defeat
Cleveland State Friday and
then dispose of the winner of
the Arkansas-Wichita State
match on Saturday at 6:30
p.m., Kansas will go to Austin,
Texas, for the
pr og r a m’s
frst-ever re-
gional semi-
fnal appear-
Cl e ve l and
State is a
mid-major from the Horizon
League, the Vikings fnished
the year with a 23-6 record,
won their conference tour-
nament and ride a 13-match
winning streak into Friday’s
match against the Jayhawks.
“Well you can play anybody
this time of year, and if you
don’t show up you’re done,”
coach Ray Bechard said. “We
have every intent of preparing
for Cleveland State like it’s a
quality Big 12 opponent, be-
cause that’s where they would
ft into our league, is a quality
Big 12 team.”
Te Vikings’ only win
against an NCAA Tournament
team was against IPFW. Cleve-
land State did beat major-con-
ference opponents Indiana,
Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and
West Virginia. Georgia Tech
and Pittsburgh fnished in
the middle of its respective
conferences, while Indiana
and West
Vi r g i n i a
f i n i s h e d
near the
S e n i o r
o u t s i d e
hitter Kara
Koch leads
the Vikings with 4.71 kills
per set, which is good for sev-
enth in the NCAA. Cleveland
State has two other hitters
that average at least two kills
per set. Bechard said both the
Jayhawks’ front and back row
would have to work together
to slow down Koch’s attack
while still respecting the Vi-
kings’ other hitters.
“If you can’t get good
touches at the net with her,
you better funnel the ball to
the area you want to funnel
it to,” Bechard said. “But she’s
pretty diverse in that she can
hit from the back row, front
row, much probably like an
Allison Mayfeld last year,
who had a ton of reps because
she was a six-rotation player,
and we set her across the front
and the back.”
Although this is Kansas’
frst time ever hosting an
NCAA Tournament match
and its frst appearance in the
tournament in seven years,
Boub said the Jayhawks are
excited, not nervous, and are
ready to play now.
“Enough practicing; we just
want to play,” Boub said.
If Kansas does beat Cleve-
land State, a matchup with
either Wichita State or Arkan-
sas awaits. Te Razorbacks
defeated Kansas in the sea-
son’s opening weekend, but
Kansas felt like it controlled
the match and should have
lef with a victory. Boub said
the Jayhawks do hope they
can play Arkansas if they beat
Cleveland State.
“Well in my mind I would
be so excited for that, a chance
to beat them and get revenge
almost,” Boub said. “I think
it’s in everyone’s minds.”
— Edited by Stéphane Roque
tArA BryAnt/KAnSAn
Junior libero Brianne riley dives for a dig in last Wednesday’s match against Saint Louis University. riley set
the University of Kansas record for number of career digs in the team’s last match against Texas Tech.
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“Enough practicing; we
just want to play.”
Senior defensive specialist
Roll around in the grass.
Partly cloudy
with SW winds
at 5 to 10
Don’t forget your windbreaker!
HI: 64
LO: 46
Mostly cloudy
with S winds at
15 to 20 mph.
Head to the park.
HI: 63
LO: 45
Sunday Friday Saturday
Source: wunderground.com
Sunday, Dec. 2 Thursday, Nov. 29 Friday, Nov. 30
What’s the
WhAt: Women’s Basketball vs. Minnesota
WhERE: Allen Fieldhouse
WhEN: 2-4 p.m.
AboUt: Watch the Lady Jayhawks play the
WhAt: If the Whole Body Dies by Robert Skloot
WhERE: William Inge Memorial Theatre,
Murphy Hall
WhEN: 7:30-9 p.m.
AboUt: The Holocaust is reexamined in the
this play about Raphael Lemkin whose work
led to the adoption of the United Nations
Treaty Against Genocide.
WhAt: Queervolution
WhERE: Sabatini Multicultural Resource
Center, Room 116
WhEN: 7-8 p.m.
AboUt: A panel of LGBT community
members speak about their struggles and
successes after college.
WhAt: Campus Movie Series: The Bourne Legacy
WhERE: Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
WhEN: 8-10 p.m.
AboUt: Come check out the latest addition
to the action-packed Bourne series.
WhAt: KU’s Got Talent
WhERE: Kansas Union, Ballroom
WhEN: 8-10 p.m.
AboUt: Come enjoy the best student talent
on campus at this SUA sponsored show.
WhAt: New Found Glory
WhERE: The Bottleneck
WhEN: 8 p.m.
AboUt: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of
the band’s album, “Sticks and Stones.” The
Story So Far and Seahaven will also perform.
Partly cloudy
with S winds
at 5 to 15
HI: 64
LO: 50
Saturday, Dec. 1
WhAt: World Fashion Show
WhERE: Kansas Union, Ballroom
WhEN: 7 -9 p.m.
AboUt: Join SUA and enjoy traditional and
modern fashion, cuisine, music and special
talents from cultures across the world.
WhAt: Stompdance Hosted by Bran Supernaw
in conjunction with Hashinger Hall
WhERE: Hashinger Hall, Black Box Theatre
WhEN: 7-10 p.m.
AboUt: Watch members of the Quapaw,
Cherokee, Shawnee and Delaware Nations
sing and dance around a fre.
Steps taken to ensure
accessible campus
The University is almost halfway
done with recommendations to make
campus more accessible to those with
According to a press release, the
University has completed 21 of the 49
recommendations made by the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act task force.
Fred Rodriguez, vice provost for diversity
and equity, said in the press release the
success of implementing the ADA task
force’s recommendations is a beneft to
the whole campus.
“This is important as we continue to
strive toward an inclusive campus com-
munity for everyone,” he said.
The task force’s annual progress
report to Jeff Vitter, provost and execu-
tive vice chancellor, highlighted the hir-
ing of two administrators: Jamie Lloyd
Simpson, director of Accessibility and
ADA education, within the offce of In-
stitutional opportunity and Access; and
Monita Ireland, ADA Code Compliance,
within Design and Construction Man-
In the press release Simpson said
many of the recommendations directly
support Bold Aspirations, the Univer-
sity’s strategic plan.
“The correlations between these two
reports reinforces that creating a more
accessible campus for people with dis-
abilities creates a stronger university for
everyone,” she said.
— Luke Ranker
WASHINGTON — President
Barack Obama will host his former
political rival Mitt Romney for a
private lunch at the White House
Thursday, their first meeting since
the election.
Obama promised in his victory
speech earlier this month to engage
with Romney following their bit-
ter campaign and consider the
Republican’s ideas.
“In the weeks ahead, I also look
forward to sitting down with Gov.
Romney to talk about where we
can work together to move this
country forward,” Obama said at
the time.
Obama aides said they reached
out to Romney’s team shortly
before Thanksgiving to start work-
ing on a date for the meeting. The
two men will meet in the White
House’s private dining room, with
no press coverage expected.
In the days after his loss,
Romney told top donors that the
president was re-elected because
of the “gifts” Obama provided to
blacks, Hispanics and young vot-
ers, all of which are core Obama
“The president’s campaign, if
you will, focused on giving targeted
groups a big gift,” Romney said.
Many Republican officials, eager
to move on quickly after the loss,
disputed Romney’s comments and
urged the party to focus on being
more inclusive.
White House spokesman Jay
Carney said Obama was looking
forward to having a “useful discus-
sion” with his former competitor.
But he said there was no formal
agenda for the lunch.
While in Washington, Romney
will also meet with his former run-
ning mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul
Ryan, according to a Romney cam-
paign aide. Ryan is back on Capitol
Hill, where he’s involved in negoti-
ations to avert a series of automatic
tax increases and deep spending
cuts that have come to be known
as the “fiscal cliff.”
Much of that debate centers
on expiring tax cuts first passed
by George W. Bush. Obama and
Romney differed sharply during
the campaign over what to do with
the cuts, with the Republican push-
ing for them to be extended for all
income earners and the president
running on a pledge to let the cuts
expire for families making more
than $250,000 a year.
The White House sees Obama’s
victory as a signal that Americans
support his tax proposals.
Obama and Romney’s sit-down
Thursday will likely be their most
extensive private meeting ever. The
two men had only a handful of
brief exchanges before the 2012
Even after their political fates
became intertwined, their interac-
tions were largely confined to the
three presidential debates.
Romney has virtually disap-
peared from politics following his
loss in the Nov. 6 election. He’s
spent the last three weeks largely in
seclusion at his family’s southern
California home. He has made no
public appearances, drawing media
attention only after being photo-
graphed at Disneyland in addition
to stops at the movies and the gym
with his wife, Ann.
Obama to host Romney to private lunch
President Barack obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exchange views dur-
ing the second presidential debate on oct. 12 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
College campuses stall marijuana use
SPOKANE, Wash. — Young
voters helped pass laws legaliz-
ing marijuana in Washington and
Colorado, but many still won’t be
able to light up.
Most universities have codes of
conduct banning marijuana use,
and they get millions of dollars
in funding from the federal gov-
ernment, which still considers pot
With the money comes a require-
ment for a drug-free campus, and
the threat of expulsion for students
using pot in the dorms.
“Everything we’ve seen is that
nothing changes for us,” said
Darin Watkins, a spokesman for
Washington State University in
So despite college cultures that
include pot-smoking demonstra-
tions each year on April 20, stu-
dents who want to use marijuana
will have to do so off campus.
“The first thing you think
of when you think of legalized
marijuana is college students
smoking it,” said Anna Marum,
a Washington State senior from
Kelso, Wash. “It’s ironic that all
21-year-olds in Washington can
smoke marijuana except for college
Voters in November made
Washington and Colorado the first
states to allow adults over 21 to
possess up to an ounce of marijua-
na, and exit polling showed both
measures had significant support
from younger people. Taxes could
bring the states, which can set up
licensing schemes for pot growers,
processors and retail stores, tens or
hundreds of millions of dollars a
year, financial analysts say.
But the laws are fraught with
complications, especially at
places like college campuses. At
Washington State, students who
violate the code face a variety of
punishments, up to expulsion,
Watkins said. The same is true at
the University of Colorado Boulder,
where the student code of conduct
prohibits possessing, cultivating or
consuming illegal drugs.
Information based of the Douglas
county Sheriff’s offce booking re-
• A 24-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Tuesday at 11:03 p.m. at the
intersection of Kansas Highway 10
and Highway 59 on suspicion of pos-
sessing an open container, no proof of
liability insurance and driving while
intoxicated. Bond was set at $600. He
was released.
• A 40-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Tuesday at 9:37 p.m. in the
3600 block of Arkansas Street on sus-
picion of domestic battery. Bond was
not set.
Bureau offers reward
to help fnd arsenists
A $2,500 reward is being offered to
anyone with information leading to the
arrest and conviction of a suspected
arsonist targeting apartments in south
on Wednesday, the Lawrence-Douglas
County Fire and Medical department an-
nounced The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and explosives (ATF) is offering
the reward after more than a dozen sus-
pected arsons occurred between West
23rd Street and West 25th Street and
from Iowa Street to Naismith Drive.
The fre department announced oct.
19 that it was seeking the public’s help
in the cases and has been working with
ATF, the Lawrence Police Department and
the Douglas County Sherrif’s Depart-
ment, but has not commented on the
number of arsons suspected.
Two weeks ago, The University Daily
Kansan fled an open records request
for fre reports that showed 12 total fres
occurred within the suspected zone. of
the 12, nine occurred at multi-family
dwellings, one occurred in an outside
dumpster, and one occurred at a laundry
facility. Seven of the reports listed arson
as a cause for the fres.
Many of the fres occurred in hallways
or laundry rooms within the complexes.
No injuries have been reported, and no
more than $1,000 in damage for an indi-
vidual fre is listed.
Four additional fres occurred in or
near the zone in the past two weeks: Nov.
19 at 1026 W. 24th St., Nov. 20 at 2413
ousdahl Road, Nov. 22 at 2401 W. 25th
St. and Nov. 25 at 1721 W. 24th St.
The fre department has not returned
The University Daily Kansan’s calls re-
questing more information on the fres.
Anonymous tips will be accepted, and
anyone with information can call the fre
department at 785-830-7065, the Law-
rence Police at 785-830-7430 or the TIPS
Hotline at 785-843-TIPS (8477).
According to the release, the fre de-
partment “continues to ask the commu-
nity to remain vigilant and ensure their
smoke alarms are in working order and
all combustible materials be removed
from hallways and exit ways. occupants
should practice exit drills with family
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— Associated Press
Afghanistan bank probe
into loan fraud continues
KaBUL, afghanistan — Political
interference stymied an investigation
into the collapse of afghanistan’s larg-
est bank, according to an independent
report of how the men at Kabul Bank
and their friends and relatives got rich
off $861 million in fraudulent loans.
The 87-page report, released on
Wednesday, details how politics played
a role in who was charged in the case
and why it took prosecutors so long to
render indictments. its fndings re-
inforce the image of afghanistan as
deeply corrupt. if those who carried
out the fraud are not punished, it will
likely be more diffcult for the West to
donate money to this impoverished na-
tion where U.s. and NaTO forces are
trying to extricate themselves from an
11-year-old war.
The bank’s collapse and subsequent
bailout represents more than 5 per-
cent of afghanistan’s gross domestic
product, making it one of the largest
banking failures in the world. Hundreds
of millions of dollars were sent out of
afghanistan — some in airplane food
The report depicts the Kabul Bank
scandal as a saga about money-
grabbing, weak banking oversight,
lax prosecution, nepotism and fraud.
The cast of characters includes a
poker-playing bank chairman, an af-
ghan central bank head who feared
his life was endangered and fed to
the U.s., the wealthy relatives of the
afghan president and vice president,
and bank shareholders — some who
bought posh properties in Dubai and
spent lavishly on themselves and their
circle of friends and relatives.
BULL BAY, Jamaica — Te
robed Rastafarian priest looked out
over the turquoise sea of Jamaica’s
southeast coast and fervently de-
scribed his belief that deliverance
is at hand.
Around him at the sprawling
Bobo Ashanti commune on an
isolated hilltop, a few women and
about 200 dreadlocked men with
fowing robes and tightly wrapped
turbans prayed, fasted, and fash-
ioned handmade brooms — smok-
ing marijuana only as a ceremonial
“Rasta church is rising,” de-
clared Priest Morant, who wore a
vestment stitched with the words
“Te Black Christ.” ‘’Tere’s noth-
ing that can turn it back.”
Te Rastafarian faith is indeed
rising in Jamaica, where new cen-
sus fgures show a roughly 20
percent increase in the number of
adherents over a decade, to more
than 29,000. While still a tiny sliver
of the mostly Christian country’s
2.7 million people, Jalani Niaah,
an expert in the Rastafari move-
ment, says the number is more like
8 to 10 percent of the population,
since many Rastas disdain nearly
all government initiatives and not
all would have spoken to census
“Its contemporary appeal is par-
ticularly fascinating to young men,
especially in the absence of alter-
native sources for their develop-
ment,” said Niaah, a lecturer at the
University of the West Indies.
Founded 80 years ago by de-
scendants of African slaves, the
Rasta movement’s growing appeal
is attributable to its rejection of
Western materialism, the scarcity
of opportunities for young men in
Jamaica and an increasing accep-
tance of it.
For the black nationalist Bobo
Ashanti commune, the Rastafar-
ian faith is a transforming way of
life, where Rastas strive to live a
frugal existence uncomplicated by
binding relationships to “Babylon”
— the unfattering term for the
Western world.
RESERVE, South Africa — By
the time ranchers found the rhi-
noceros calf wandering alone in
this idyllic setting of scrub brush
and acacia, the nature reserve had
become yet another blood-soaked
crime scene in South Africa’s los-
ing battle against poachers.
Hunters killed eight rhinos at
the private Finfoot Game Reserve
inside the Vaalkop Dam Nature
Reserve this month with single
rife shots that pierced their hearts
and lungs.
Te poachers’ objective: the
rhinos’ horns, cut away with
knives and popped of the dead
animals’ snouts for buyers in Asia
who pay the U.S. street value of
cocaine for a material they believe
cures diseases.
Tat insatiable demand for
horns has sparked the worst re-
corded year of rhino poaching in
South Africa in decades, with at
least 588 rhinos killed so far, their
carcasses rotting in private farms
and national parks.
Without drastic change, experts
warn that soon the number of rhi-
nos killed will outpace the num-
ber of the calves born — putting
the entire population at risk in a
nation that is the last bastion for
the prehistoric-looking animals.
“Tis is a full-on bush war we
are fghting,” said Marc Lappe-
man, who runs the Finfoot re-
serve with his father Miles and
has begun armed vigilante patrols
to protect the remaining rhinos
there. “We here are willing to die
for these animals.”
Unchecked hunting nearly
killed of all the rhinos in south-
ern Africa at the beginning of the
Conservationists in the 1960s
airlifed rhinos to diferent parts
of South Africa to spread them
out. Tat helped the population
grow to the point that South Af-
rica is now home to some 20,000
rhinos — 90 percent of all rhinos
in Africa.
From the 1990s to 2007, rhino
poachings in South Africa aver-
aged about 15 a year, according
to a recent report by the wildlife
trade monitoring network TRAF-
In 2008, however, poachers
killed 83 rhinos and by 2009, the
number hit 122, the report says.
Rhino poaching at all-time high
Miles Lappeman, owner of finfoot Lake reserve near Tantanana, south africa, and his son Marc, right, walk past the carcass
of a rhino on Nov. 22. south africa says at least 588 rhinos have been killed by poachers this year alone.
rastafarian faith
surges in Jamaica
robed rastafarian priests chant prayers while facing the direction of the african
nation of ethiopia at the Bobo ashanti commune in Bull Bay, Jamaica, on Nov. 19.
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KU Dining is working its way
toward a greener future. Trough
a combination of composting, do-
nations and partnerships with local
farmers and community shelters,
the University is attempting to re-
duce its food waste.
Sheryl Kidwell, assistant director
of Residential Dining, said the Uni-
versity reduces food waste using a
food forecasting and menu man-
agement system.
“We have a 24-hour rule so [the
food] needs to be either used, re-
purposed, or properly stored or
discarded within 24 hours,” said
Kidwell “All of our facilities are on
this food management system.”
Residential dining sites also use
a fve-week cycle menu. Each cy-
cle’s worth of food is forecasted us-
ing historical data and calculations.
Once the dining period is over, if
the actual amount of food is above
or below the predicted level, those
numbers are put into the system
and adjusted for next time.
“Historical data helps us every
time we forecast to the next time
that week or day’s menu comes up,”
Kidwell said. “All of that helps us
keep the waste low.”
Te University also reuses any
food items it can, like storing food
that can be frozen or keeping food
out continuously during the day so
that it can be consumed rather than
thrown out.
Te University started compost-
ing last September at Mrs. E’s. Tis
year, North College Café at GSP
and the Studio at Hashinger Hall
are composting as well.
Lefover food and produc-
tion waste, like cantaloupe rinds,
bones and outer cabbage leaves, are
composted along with any post-
consumer waste (food that goes
back to the dish room) and certain
food packaging materials like chip-
“We have calculated 10 to 12
tons a month have been averted
from the landfll due to our com-
posting,” Kidwell said. However,
Residential Dining was unable to
provide an exact number of how
much food waste still ends up in
the trash cans.
In an efort to further reduce
waste, other residence halls have
partnered with local farmers.
“Oliver Hall is doing a pilot pro-
gram with post-consumer waste
that can be used as farm feed for
animals,” Kidwell said.
Another partnership benefts
humans rather than animals. For
the last four years, student group
Daily Bread has worked with the
University to donate food to local
Te Salvation Army and other
community shelters in Lawrence
see a large amount of their dona-
tions come right before the Univer-
sity goes on winter break.
“Tings that we provide them
are typically things that won’t keep
for that time period, like bags of
lettuce, tomatoes, cereal that’s been
in the dispensers but hasn’t been
put out,” Kidwell said.
Daily Bread is working to in-
crease donations by including more
dining facilities, said Daily Bread
coordinator Drew Harger, a sopho-
more from McPherson.
“KU always takes pride in that
we partner really well with our stu-
dents, be it student housing initia-
tives, environs, or sustainability,”
Kidwell said.
— Edited by Laken Rapier
Students, dig out your ugliest
holiday sweaters. The Ugly Sweater
Run is coming to Lawrence for the
first time this Saturday at 2 p.m.
Beginning in Louisville, Colo.,
last year with about 1,000 par-
ticipants, the Ugly Sweater Run has
decided to go national this year,
and is now visiting eight cities.
Participants are asked to wear
their ugliest sweaters and are given
free reindeer antlers and fake mus-
taches to add to the silly holiday
festivities. The 5k starts at Watson
Park on Seventh and Tennessee
streets, and it is definitely not your
average race.
Sarah Meyer, a senior from New
London, Iowa, said that having a
beer before running and sledding
— plus the hot chocolate along the
way — will make this race special.
She has not picked out her ugly
sweater yet but plans on finding
matching long socks to complete
the look.
“A lot of times people shy away
from races because they aren’t
intense runners. This kind of event
makes it more about the memories
than the race,” Meyer said.
Kicking off the event with a beer,
or hot chocolate for those under-
age, creates a unique start to the
3.2 mile race. Runners who are
21 and older will receive two free
beers, sponsored by Sam Adams.
Various holiday-themed stands
throughout the race give runners a
chance to take a break and join in
on the festivities. From sledding on
fake snow to running on Christmas
tree lined-streets, runners are given
the opportunity to make the race
a more lei-
surely, fun-
filled after-
J o s h
Robinson, a
senior from
Lansing, has
joined an
Ugly Sweater
team with
friends to make
for a more social event. His ugly
sweater is black with nutcrackers
on it, and he has glued on LED
lights for special effect.
Having run various races in the
past, Robinson said he is look-
ing forward to the laid-back atmo-
“I’ve never had beer and running
mixed together before,” Robinson
said. “This should be fun.”
Once partici-
pants have com-
pleted the race,
compet i t i ons
such as the best
ugly sweater
award and the
best mustache
will take place.
Leah Smith,
race director,
said the race in Louisville had such
a good turnout last year that they
decided to make it a national event.
She said they are expecting about
2,500 participants this Saturday.
Sarah Strom, a senior from
Olathe, heard about the race via
livingsocial.com and decided to
participate because she found a
half-price registration coupon. She
said she’s looking forward to all
of the various holiday activities
throughout the race.
“It’s something fun to look for-
ward to before having to focus on
final exams,” Strom said.
Individual registration fees are
$35 in advance and $40 the day of
the race. Participants need to arrive
one to two hours early to pick up
the information packets and spe-
cial holiday gifts.
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jENNA jAKowAtz
Dining halls to reduce
food waste campus-wide
Compost bins behind Mrs. E’s dining hall on Daisy Hill have been helping to reduce waste. Leftover food such as bones and
fruit rinds are put into the compost to help reduce waste in the landflls.
Students sweat in ugly sweaters
CoNtRIbUtED Photo
The Ugly Sweater run will be in Lawrence for the frst time on Saturday after going
national after the frst year in Louisville, Colo. Participants wear ugly holiday sweat-
ers while competing in the 5k.

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think there are some things
that should remain sacred in
this world and Tanksgiving
is defnitely on that list. It was a
bit shocking to learn stores were
opening up at 8 p.m., not on
Black Friday but on Black Turs-
day (aka Tanksgiving).
Tis is what I think of when
I hear the word Tanksgiving:
turkey, mashed potatoes, green
bean casserole, family, friends
and storytelling. I do not think
of leaving all of this behind at 8
p.m. to be surrounded by people
I hardly know in order to save a
few bucks on cheap electronics.
I save that for midnight for true
Black Friday shopping like any
self-respecting American.
According to ShopperTrak, a
company that measures shoppers
at retail locations, Black Friday
wasn’t as successful as last year.
Retail sales were down but more
people showed up. I’m no expert
but people like having diferent
options. If my family decides
to pass out afer our turkey feast
and go into a tryptophan coma, I
can venture out with friends and
have fun doing some late-night
shopping; that’s exactly what I
did this year too.
Te Legends Outlets in Kan-
sas City had a disc jockey, played
music, and the cofee shops stayed
open. Te cofee shop was one of
my frst stops of course but it this
year was one of my favorite expe-
riences doing some Black Friday
shopping. Te disc jockey not
only played some good music but
also announced the specials that
diferent stores promoted during
this shopping frenzy.
I did not meet up with friends
until a little afer midnight but I
could tell some of the employ-
ees were defnitely not happy to
be working. Some of the stores
opened on Tanksgiving at 8
p.m. and I know if I had to work
on Tanksgiving, I would be in
a bad mood too. If a company
treats their employees well, it will
keep workers happy, they will
provide better customer service
and shoppers will come back be-
cause of the pleasant experience.
Now granted, nobody shows up
for Black Friday shopping for
the customer service but I don’t
think it bodes well for a company
to make their employees work on
Tis was the frst year that I
drove past a grocery store and
saw it open with cars in the park-
ing lot. I had to do a double take
and I thought to myself, “What is
going on?” When did this greed
in America begin? I am not sure
half of Americans could survive
in European countries because
the grocery stores overseas typi-
cally close around 8 p.m. If you
need to grocery shop, the best
option is a small convenient
store. Te lifestyle is diferent
in Europe but Americans could
learn a few things about enjoy-
ing life a little more and to not be
so consumed by consumption.
I think the moment we start
thinking of Tanksgiving as the
day where we can get a good deal
on shopping is the day we start
to get it wrong. Take time to en-
joy the holidays and have fun.
Christmas is around the corner
so try it out, you might like it.
Montano is a senior majoring in
journalism from Topeka. Follow him
on Twitter @MikeMontanoME.
he end is near, my friends.
School is starting to
wind down, and by the
time you read this you’ll most like-
ly be ready to curl up in a fetal po-
sition and cry yourself into a sleep
so deep your parents will think it’s
a coma. You’re probably just now
starting to think about that term
paper due next week; you know
the one you’ve had literally all
semester to think about? All the
hope and promise of the coming
break seeps into your study habits,
causing you to spend more time
pricing out trips to Mexico with
your “besties” rather than focusing
on that fnal exam that’s worth 30
percent of your grade. When the
going gets tough, the tough get go-
ing, right? Wrong.
Dead wrong.
Just in case you’ve been living
under a rock for the past four years
(which now that I’m saying that, I
think of all the graduate students
that probably have) the world is
going to end on Dec. 21. At least,
that’s what the Mayans predicted.
Which means all the stressing you
did over passing your Western
Civ class that you never attended
is now just wasted time. All the
planning and arguing you did with
your friends over whether to go
to Cabo or Rio for that week-long
bender fnanced by Mom and Dad
doesn’t matter anymore, because
even if you get there before Dec.
21, you’ll still die in Mexico. And
let’s be honest, no one wants that.
Now before you panic, break
up with your signifcant other and
sell all your belongings for money
to live it up in Vegas for the next
few weeks, let’s consider the pos-
Te frst possibility is that may-
be nothing will happen at all. Te
ancient prediction prophesized by
the Mayans could be nothing but a
sensationalized misinterpretation
of what probably was some poor
bloke’s menial pre-capitalized job.
Maybe Joe, the old calendar scribe,
got tired of etching dates into a
calendar thinking, “Why do I have
to write out a calendar for the next
2,000 years? Surely someone else
will pick up where I lef of!” Un-
fortunately for Joe, no one did, and
now we’re all going to die.
Another positive outcome could
be that given the introduction of
modern time keeping and updated
calendars, we’ve already passed the
dreaded Dec. 21, 2012, date and
we’re all still alive. Many scientists
have said that this is likely the case,
and that there’s nothing to worry
about. I don’t remember the names
of these scientists, per se, but I read
about it on the Internet so trust me
on this one.
Ten again, the last possibility
might be the Mayans were correct,
and some God-awful catastrophe
strikes man of the face of the earth
like in that awesome movie star-
ring John Cusack. I can only hope
that if the Earth’s tectonic plates
start to shif that violently that I’ll
have someone as diligent and situ-
ationally witty as him by my side
as everything hits the fan.
But if the world does come to
an end, how will it happen? Will it
be a violent climate change? Will it
be a giant meteor that strikes the
Earth? Will dragons come out of
hiding deep beneath London’s Un-
derground and reclaim the lands?
Will Jake Gyllenhaal, Bruce Wil-
lis, or Matthew McConaughey be
there to save us from certain death,
defying the odds, and at many
times science to save our lives? We
can only pray.
Tere’s really no way to tell how
the dice will fall, but you can rest
assured that no matter the out-
come there’s nothing we can really
do about it. Unless of course I run
into Tom Cruise and we stave of
the alien invasion together. And if
that’s the case, you’re welcome in
Crawford is senior majoring in
journalism from Olathe.
ell, it’s been a week
since Tanksgiving,
and like many of you, I
still have lefover turkey and trim-
mings in the fridge. You might be
tempted to turn it all into turkey
sandwiches or stufng milkshakes
like you did last year, but if you
want to get more creative with your
lefovers, I’ve got some great ideas
for you to try.
Who didn’t love messing around
on an Etch-a-Sketch as a kid? I sure
didn’t; the knobs would always get
stuck, and whatever I was trying to
draw would end up looking like the
lovechild of a Picasso painting and
a circuit board. So I would always
sneak of to the kitchen instead
and write messages in the lefover
stufng with a knife. If you do this
surreptitiously enough, you can get
people to believe that your house
is haunted and your lefovers have
been possessed by an angry polter-
Te last couple weeks of classes
are always stressful, and sometimes
you need an excuse to get away for
a few hours. If you mix stufng and
cranberry sauce together, smuggle
the resulting slop into your mouth
while the professor isn’t looking,
and spit it out in the messiest way
possible, you’ll have no problems
with leaving a room or clearing it.
For a more efective variant,
leave the cranberry sauce sitting
on the counter overnight. If you’re
lucky, this should attract the germs
you need to make some…
If you’re already doing the “pos-
sessed stufng” schtick, what better
way to complement it than with a
little Exorcist-style projectile puk-
Sometimes, no matter how well
you’ve seasoned your bird, you
get the feeling that one important
herb is still missing. If you’ve got
a nearly intact turkey in the deep
freeze, you can remedy this prob-
lem by hollowing that sucker out,
adding some PVC pipe and having
a smoke with it. Plus, by the time
you’ve fnished up and the munch-
ies have set in, your “smoked tur-
key” should be warm enough to
make a passable snack.
Don’t be afraid to do this with
your holiday birds in December,
too; even if you don’t smoke, a
properly prepared birdbong would
make a great gif for your relatives
in Colorado!
Radio stations start playing
their Christmas music earlier ev-
ery year, and, as you know, there’s
nothing worse than getting “Ru-
dolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
stuck in your head before the frst
of December rolls around. Well,
I guess you could say that getting
two small chunks of turkey stuck
in your head would be worse, but
I personally think homemade tur-
key earplugs are a wonderful way to
block out those cheesy carols until
it starts to look a little more like
Christmas. Be sure to swap them
out for a fresh pair every couple of
days, and make sure your friends
know that, if they need to tell you
something while the plugs are in,
they should either text you or write
it on your new “Stuf-a-Sketch.”
May is a sophomore majoring in Ger-
man and journalism from Derby.
Some skepticism over the Mayans
By Brett Crawford
Only shop on Black Friday
By Mike Montano
By Marshall Schmidt
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Aren’t you glad “no shave
november” is almost over?
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thursday, november 29, 2012
Bluegrass music has been around
for quite some time, but one band
is redefining the genre. Greensky
Bluegrass, a five-piece string band
from Kalamazoo, Mich., will play
at The Bottleneck this Saturday.
The quintet includes Michael
Arlen Bont
on banjo,
D a v e
Bruzza on
guitar, Paul
Ho f f ma n
on mando-
lin, Michael
Devol on
bass and
A n d e r s
Beck on
Hoffman, the
main songwrit-
er and vocalist of the group, spoke
about the “newgrass” genre that
the group has created for them-
“I don’t think we’re typical blue-
grass. We’re more like a rock band
that plays bluegrass, or more like
a bluegrass band that plays rock,”
he said. “What we do really ranges
and varies from very spoken song-
writing music to jam/rock/loud/
fun/show kind of music.”
When asked why the term
“bluegrass” was included in the
group’s name, Hoffman said,
“When we started, we were a lot
more bluegrass than we are now.
We were all from more of a rock
‘n’ roll background and were just
learning how to play bluegrass.
Now we’re making our own thing,
a fusion of the two. Over the years
we’ve talked about dropping the
latter half of our name. It’s a
big debate.”
The band
released its
fifth studio
album last
October, and
since then has
been touring
ext ens i vel y.
H o f f m a n
shared that
the band will
be back in
the studio in
January to start working on a
new album.
Since Greensky’s inception 11
years ago, the band has continued
to work their way up. The band
has played at Summer Camp
Music Festival in Illinois for the
past four years.
In contrast to playing a festi-
val, Greensky plays many shows
in smaller, more intimate venues.
“Both [venues] have their own
perks,” Hoffman said. “I feel like
we are able to explore musically
and be more creative in the small
club setting because there’s more
time, less pressure, more control.
But the festivals get this energy
out of us, and there’s the opportu-
nity to play for so many people in
such a powerful environment. I’m
always really relieved at the begin-
ning and the end of each season.
I’d say it’s a healthy relationship.”
The show starts at 8 p.m. and is
open to all ages. Tickets are $15.
— Edited by Madison Schultz
The University will soon be
rocked by local talent from its
own students.
Student Union Activities hosts
its second KU’s Got Talent com-
petition on Friday in the Kansas
Union Ballroom.
SUA Films and Media
Coordinator Kaitlin DeJong, a
sophomore from Liberty, Mo., is
excited that the University is host-
ing the competition this year.
“It was a great success with close
to 500 in occupancy,” DeJong said.
“So we wanted to continue it again
this year.”
DeJong said there are 10 acts
in the show, ranging from dance
to BMX, singing and rapping.
The winner receives $600; second
place, $300; and third place, $100.
“There is also a prize for the act
with the most fans at the show, so
everyone should come out and
support their favorite act,” DeJong
The auditions process took
place on Nov. 4 in the Kansas
Room in the Union. After the
auditions, the judges selected 10
finalists. The panel of judges for
Friday’s competition will be Laura
Kirk, an actress and KU lecturer;
Kaitlin Brennan, the KJHK sta-
tion manager; Cody Charles, com-
plex director for residence life;
and Sonja Heath, assistant director
of the Emily Taylor Center for
Women & Gender Equity.
SUA is also excited about the
competition’s emcee, Xclusive.
Xclusive originally auditioned
for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”
and continues to perform with
the Dragon House crew previously
featured on Fox’s “So You Think
You Can Dance.” DeJong said that
Xclusive will perform during the
show as well.
SUA Films and Media Assistant
Coordinator Camden Bender, a
sophomore from Shawnee, added
his thoughts on the upcoming
“Part of SUA’s mission state-
ment is to provide a variety of
programming that is able to reach
out to different student groups
throughout the campus commu-
nity,” Bender said. “We believe
that KU’s Got Talent provides KU
students with an excellent oppor-
tunity to showcase their various
talents while providing a unique
and free form of entertainment to
other KU students.”
The competition begins at 7
p.m., and tickets are free for stu-
dents with their KUID and $5 for
the general public.
— Edited by Madison Schultz
Action Bronson has created quite
the buzz for himself the last few
years. He’s released a slew of albums
and mixtapes, most of which were
entirely produced by one producer.
He keeps the same formula with his
latest release “Rare Chandeliers,”
which is entirely produced by sea-
soned veteran the Alchemist.
Action Bronson and the
Alchemist are an understandable
pairing; both of them have styles
reminiscent of ’90s New York hip
Some things just make sense,
and this is one of those of things.
Throughout the 13-track album,
the Alchemist crafts excellent
beats with a heavy jazz and blues
influence, which is standard for
him. The only downfall of the
Alchemist’s production on this
album is that sometimes the beats
go on too long.
Thankfully, there are tracks on
here with several beat changes.
“Eggs on the Third Floor” switches
halfway through to a much sim-
pler, cypher-type of sound.
“Randy the Musical” switches
beats four times in a matter of three
minutes, and all of them sound as
if they were played by a live band.
On both of those tracks Action
Bronson thrives, which make them
two of the highest points on the
entire album.
“Rare Chandeliers” is Action
Bronson’s best work lyrically.
Bronson creates vivid imagery of
outlandish and absurd situations
through his clever use of wordplay.
If there’s one thing you can’t call
Bronson, it’s boring.
Throughout the album, Bronson
is constantly saying things that
will make the listener chuckle.
Before he became known as a rap-
per, Action Bronson was a well-
respected gourmet chef in the New
York area, which really shows in
his lyrics.
Bronson makes several great
lyrical references to dishes that he’s
previously prepared, and at one
point he even brags about how
delicious his soup recipe is.
The album relies on the very
simple method of great rhymes and
great beats in which it succeeds for
the most part. “Rare Chandeliers”
is Action Bronson’s greatest success
yet, as he and the Alchemist seam-
lessly mesh together. Also, it’s free.
Yes, free.
Action Bronson and the
Alchemist are giving away this stu-
dio quality album for free. That
alone makes it worth checking out.
— Edited by Lauren Shelly
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audience soaks in.

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NEW YORK — The teen-
age actor who plays the half in
the hit CBS comedy “Two and a
Half Men” says in a video posted
online by a Christian church that
the show is “filth” and that view-
ers shouldn’t watch it.
Nineteen-year-old Angus T.
Jones has been on the show, which
used to feature bad-boy actor
Charlie Sheen and remains heavy
with sexual innuendo, since he
was 10 but says he doesn’t want
to be on it anymore.
“Please stop watching it,” Jones
said. “Please stop filling your
head with filth.”
Jones plays Jake, the son of
Jon Cryer’s uptight divorced chi-
ropractor character, Alan, and
the nephew of Sheen’s hedonistic
philandering music jingle writer
character, Charlie. Sheen, who
has publicly criticized CBS, was
fired and replaced by Ashton
Kutcher, who plays billionaire
In the video posted by the
Forerunner Christian Church in
Fremont, Calif., Jones describes
a search for a spiritual home.
He says the type of entertain-
ment he’s involved in adversely
affects the brain and “there’s no
playing around when it comes to
“You cannot be a true God-
fearing person and be on a televi-
sion show like that,” he said. “I
know I can’t. I’m not OK with
what I’m learning, what the Bible
says, and being on that television
“Two and a Half Men” sur-
vived a wild publicity ride less
than two years ago, when Sheen
was fired for his drug use and
publicly complained about the
network and the show’s creator,
Chuck Lorre. Sheen later said he
wasn’t still angry at the sitcom’s
producers and the network and
acknowledged he would have
fired himself had he been in their
The show was moved from
Monday to Thursday this season,
and its average viewership has
dropped from 20 million an epi-
sode to 14.5 million, although last
year’s numbers were somewhat
inflated by the intense interest
in Kutcher’s debut. It is the third
most popular comedy on televi-
sion behind CBS’s “The Big Bang
Theory” and ABC’s “Modern
The actors on “Two and a Half
Men” have contracts that run
through the end of this season.
associated press
angus t. Jones arrives at the Paleyfest panel discussion of the television series
“two and a Half men” in Beverly Hills, calif., on mar. 12. the teenage actor on
“two and a Half men” says it’s “flth” and has urged viewers not to watch it.
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teen star wants out
of hit cBS comedy
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“Killing Them Softly” isn’t exact-
ly the kind of film from which
you’d expect a lesson in economics.
On the surface, it’s an artsy crime
flick about a couple of amateur
goons (Scoot McNairy and Ben
Mendelsohn) who hold up a high-
stakes card game and the resulting
backlash as mafia enforcer Jackie
Cogan (Brad Pitt) fiercely goes
about setting the situation straight.
But those who read between the
lines will realize that the poker
games, the gangsters and the con-
tract killings represent things like
Wall Street, American workers and
the bailout. This is much more
than a brutal, character-driven
mob drama — it’s a full-on allegory
for the 2008 financial crisis.
Writer/director Andrew
Dominik isn’t exactly subtle
about letting viewers know this.
Character conversations about how
the economic situation has affect-
ed them all and Jackie’s powerful
speech proclaiming, “America isn’t
a country. It’s a business,” smartly
personify this point. But the real
news reports, presidential speeches
and Senate arguments about this
topic that sporadically play in the
background on TVs and radios
throughout make it feel kind of
The opening credits sequence
is ballsy enough to jarringly and
immediately defy any expectations
of a mainstream crime picture
while setting the stage for an angry
ride. The dark sense of humor
simmering throughout the movie
becomes readily apparent in the
beginning, and then the actual rob-
bery tips the tone towards a more
serious, meaner arena.
Dialogue-heavy scenes showcas-
ing the impressive breadth of talent
from an excellent ensemble cast
are interspersed with occasional
outbursts of extremely bloody vio-
lence. This results in somewhat
passive pacing, particularly dur-
ing an admittedly intriguing but
loitering subplot about an out-of-
town hitman (an irascible James
Gandolfini) who can’t bring him-
self away from his drinking and
hookers to get the job done.
An insanely slow-motion car
crash execution midway through
stands out as the breathtaking, gor-
geous sequence that won’t soon be
forgotten, and the bleak, suspense-
ful third act sure hits with a wallop.
As Jackie tracks down the heist
perpetrator, he gives him a difficult
opportunity to redeem himself.
Pitt can play an aggressive, intim-
idating tough guy better than most
actors, and watching him calmly
chew up his opponents is quite
satisfying. McNairy really builds a
likable screen presence, and with
both this and his “Argo” role, he
should be on his way to leading
man soon. Ray Liotta and Richard
Jenkins give solid performances
as usual, but Mendelsohn — bet-
ter known for playing formidable
criminals — steals all his scenes as
a drugged-out, mouthy bum.
The thought-provoking alle-
gory doesn’t completely resonate
and come together until after the
film is over, but what keeps this
movie in your head is then figuring
out all the layered meaning. While
Dominik is pretty overbearing in
the delivery of his message, to his
credit, he packs it with a slow-
boiling punch.
— Edited by Sarah McCabe
ng Lee’s “Life of Pi” is
a visually resplendent
celebration of storytell-
ing as a means of catharsis and
survival. It’s also the best argument
for 3D cinema to come along since
James Cameron’s eco-epic “Avatar”
stuck its digital ponytail in our col-
lective eyeholes back in 2009.
However, while Cameron’s film
labored under the weight of its own
technical extravagance, “Life of Pi”
is more like a cinematic walkabout,
an intimate spiritual journey where
the added dimension beckons the
audience into the story rather than
simply leaving them outside to
gawk. It’s uncommon to find a film
so aware and alive to the immersive
possibilities of the format.
A gorgeously mounted pro-
logue introduces us to Pi (Suraj
Sharma), a young man living in
the former French Indian territory
of Pondicherry with his zookeeper
parents and sheepish older brother.
An inquisitive youth desperate for
a higher purpose, Pi decides to
hedge his bets by converting to
Hinduism, Christianity and Islam
simultaneously, mashing them
together and praying to see the
face of God reflected in the shards.
Instead he sees Anandi (Shravanthi
Sainath) a beautiful dancer who
soon tears his mind away from
religious matters.
Their blossoming romance is cut
off at the stem when Pi’s father
announces that he’s moving the
entire family to Canada in order
to avoid complications over the
impending bankruptcy of the zoo.
While crossing the Atlantic, the
Japanese freighter carrying the
family sinks in the midst of a hor-
rible maelstrom. Only Pi manages
to escape, stranded in a lifeboat
with no one for company but an
assortment of escaped zoo animals,
including a hyena, a zebra with
a broken leg, a matronly orang-
utan and a ferocious Bengal tiger
saddled with the decidedly blasé
moniker Richard Parker.
From there “Life of Pi” trans-
forms into a sort of freeform moral
parable, as Pi struggles to domes-
ticate the increasingly ravenous
Richard Parker, who alternately
becomes the young man’s hunter,
savior, scourge and salvation. The
big cat himself is the movie’s most
special effect, a seamless blend of
CGI and flesh-and-blood trained
tigers. Pi’s interactions with Richard
Parker also inform the movie’s most
fantastic sequences, particularly a
nighttime hunt for incandescent
fish and a living island populated
entirely by roving swarms of, no
kidding, meerkats.
Lee wisely chooses not to assign
explicit meaning to the majority of
these scenes, allowing the viewer
to offer up their own interpreta-
tions or simply reflect on the on-
screen cascade of wildly imagina-
tive, emotionally charged images.
Sharma, in his first film role, com-
mands the screen in a way seldom
managed by amateurs.
Not everything works. The main
plot is hampered with sporadic
narration from an older Pi (Irrfan
Khan), who’s relating the story to a
curious novelist (Rafe Spall). These
flash-forwards, perhaps a necessity
on the page, throw off the story’s
forward momentum and the con-
cept is justifiably abandoned for
much of the second act. It’s a shame
screenwriter David Magee didn’t
spend more time ironing out the
kinks in these scenes, especially
since Khan’s quietly assured per-
formance is arguably the best in
the movie.
Regardless, “Life of Pi,” adapted
from the supposedly “unfilmable”
2001 novel by Yann Martel,
remains a powerful statement on
the ideals of myth, one that takes
full advantage of the 3D format
without skimping on the storytell-
ing essentials. See this one on the
biggest screen possible.

— Edited by Madison Schultz
‘Pi’ a poignant parable
By Landon McDonald
After a terrible shipwreck, young Pi (suraj sharma) must befriend a hungry Bengal tiger named Richard Parker in Ang Lee’s
spiritual epic “Life of Pi.”
Pitt packs a slow, hard punch
Brad Pitt stars in “Killing Them softly,” based on the 1974 novel “Cogan’s Trade,”
by George v. Higgins. The movie frst premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in may,
and will be released in the United states on Friday.
By Alex Lamb
From left to right; bassist nick Patrick, drummer Brian scheideman, guitarist and lead vocals Jeremy spring and guitarist
Bradley Foster of Abandon Kansas, a band from Wichita, preform at the Alpha Gamma Delta house for their Living Room
Tour 4 on Wednesday, nov. 28 night. Abandon Kansas formed in 2005 and are currently signed to Gotee Records.
It’s the most wonderful time
of the year, and that means that
equally wonderful attire is crucial.
Family gatherings, holiday par-
ties and delicious meals all call for
non-stop photo ops, which means
you’ve got to be on your best fash-
ion behavior.
Your recent holiday apparel has
most likely resulted in something
along the lines of sweaters, mod-
est dresses, tights and boots. Ring
a bell? I urge you to focus less on
giving to others this year and focus
instead on your own 2012 holiday
Perhaps previously boring
approaches toward winter event
wear has been sparked by the
sad fact that you’re most likely
surrounded by family members,
neighbors and other boring old
people. Think the elderly can’t
handle high fashion? That’s their
problem. Happy holidays, guys!
This season has an abundance
of prints and colors that are perfect
for the winter season. I recommend
trying a statement print or fabric,
such as metallic or baroque-pat-
terned. These elements look best
in pants, skirts and blazers. If you
want to be slightly more subtle, try
an all-white or cream outfit. And
if anyone mentions the “No White
After Labor Day” rule, make sure
to alert them that rule is so yester-
day. Other stylish colors include
burgundy, emerald green and of
course the ever-classic all-black
option. Any clothing article works
for these versatile colors.
As for the actual outfit, skip the
loose-fitting belted dress and try
something new. A matching suit
set is one of my favorite holiday
ensembles for this year. Don’t panic
at the sound of a suit: fashion-for-
ward blazers with matching trou-
sers, pencil skirts or high-waisted
shorts are anything but boyish.
Adding a pair of patterned tights
or an oversized clutch will top off
your outfit perfectly. Peplum skirts,
tops or dresses will also do, as well
as anything velvet, leather or floor-
length. Combining any of these
elements gets you to the top of
Santa’s fashionable list.
So, happy Thanksgiving, merry
Christmas, happy Hanukkah,
Kwanzaa and New Year to you
fashionistas. This is your year,
and your time to shine. Don’t lose
sight of what the holidays are really
about — what you wear.
— Edited by Madison Schultz
mixing whites with different shades of
creams is a good tip to go by, just as
this Proenza schouler model displays.
stay updated on holiday style

Attention All KU Students!
The KU Theatre is seeking
Actors for
Intimate Apparel,
a play by Lynn Nottage
Auditions: December 2 – 4, 2012
The University Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive
Performance Dates: April 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 2013

Open Call Audition
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, Room 354, Murphy Hall.
5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, December 3 - 4, Room 354, Murphy Hall.
To sign up for an audition time and get detailed information, go to www2.ku.edu/~utheatre.
The cast breakdown for Intimate Apparel includes 4 women and 2 men.
Four of the roles are for African American actors.
Intimate Apparel, a personal and moving drama by Lynn Nottage, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize
for her play Ruined, is symbolically a tale of dreams and disappointments in the African American
experience in the early 1900s.
Questions about the play or auditions: contact Scott Knowles, director, scknowles@ku.edu, or
Katherine Pryor, University Theatre managing director, kpryor@ku.edu.
Girl One: Hey, saw your boy
without a jacket today.
Girl Two: What? He was
wearing a jacket earlier.
Girl One: Well, he wasn’t
wearing one when I saw him.
Girl Two: Oh no! What if he
set it down and lost it? It’s a
Girl: This whole outft just
isn’t working. My Bumpit is
Professor: I’ve got two
virg— versions of the test. Two
versions. They’re not virgins.
Guy: Not after I get done
with them.
Guy: You know ketchup is
just kind of a fruit smoothie?
I mean, a tomato is a fruit,
Professor: So, let’s pretend
that there is a woman that
likes sex. Let’s pretend like a
creature like this actually ex-
caTcH Of THe Week
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YeaR: Senior
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It would have to be looks,
because you can’t notice a per-
sonality, right? Defnitely face,
but face is too broad. Probably
smile, I guess. I like girls who
don’t take themselves very seri-
ously, who are fun-loving and
intelligent and have their sh*t
Not based on looks or any-
thing, but I would want Daniel
Day Lewis to because he’s the
best actor ever. I was on that
bandwagon well before Lincoln.
I need to know what kind of
music she likes, just to make
sure her favorite music isn’t Jus-
tin Bieber or Lady Gaga because
I kind of get into diferent things
and try to fgure out new stuf I
like. Some of my favorites right
now are the Roots and Andrew
fLe. WHaT aRe THe fIRST
“End Game” by REM
“Here We Go” by Dispatch
“Vaporize” by Broken Bells
“Talk Shows on Mute” by In-
“Electric Relaxation” by A
Tribe Called Quest
I’m applying for medical
school, so hopefully I will get
in somewhere, but I’d like to
live here because all my friends
and family are here. If I had to
pick somewhere else, it might
be Southern California because
there’s a good year-round cli-
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things to do and see.
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Because the stars know things we don’t.
Aries (march 21-April 19)
today is an 8
Set your rearview mirrors, put your
hands frmly on the wheel, and
then full speed ahead! You inspire
others to take action; be proud of
that. Express your passion.
taurus (April 20-may 20)
today is a 9
Invest in research and technology. New
opportunities open up; it’s likely you’ll
want to change your mind. Hardships
continue strengthening passion. And
you win.
Gemini (may 21-June 20)
today is a 9
Carry the torch of greatness. Don’t let
small problems stop you from achiev-
ing your goals. Link up with a strong
partner. Allow yourself to be sexy.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
today is a 6
You’re worrying about it too much. You
can really handle the circumstances,
even if it requires help from others.
Your passionate side comes to the
rescue. There’s a brilliant discovery.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
today is a 9
Group input is especially helpful now.
Don’t be afraid to put down roots.
Passion is heightened in private. Do
what you love, and love what you do.
You look marvelous!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
today is an 8
The pressure you feel helps you be
more productive and proftable, but
don’t let it affect your health. That’s
your more important asset. The game
you create inspires optimism.
Libra (Sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is a 9
Your friends give you a boost, but
you must believe in yourself, too. A
female provides an artistic touch
and plenty of charm. Accept a
romantic challenge.
Scorpio (oct. 23-Nov. 21)
today is a 6
You have more than enough encourage-
ment, and romance, too, if you know
where to look. Keep searching and you
will fnd the answer. Optimism rules.
Get the contract down in writing.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
today is an 8
Whatever you do, it’s better with the
help of someone you trust. Continue
to push ahead in the areas important
to you. You’re not always about fun
and games, but that doesn’t mean you
cannot enjoy it.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
today is an 8
There’s no time to waste. The trick is to
accomplish goals without losing track
of ideals, and while making time for
love and passion. It’s a good time to
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
today is an 8
You get carried away by fascination.
Don’t get so distracted you forget your
responsibilities. Your friends are there
for you. A new opportunity for passion
Pisces (Feb. 19-march 20)
today is a 9
Revisit the idea you were working
on and make it proftable. Others
are happy to have you on their side.
Inspire them. If you’ve done the
homework, you’ll prosper.
Aries (march 21-April 19)
today is a 9
There’s a lot of energy available.
Your home base is waiting to be
inspired. After meditation and
re-evaluation, fre them up with
everything you’ve got.
taurus (April 20-may 20)
today is a 7
Don’t push yourself or your good luck
too hard. Or do, but accept the risk
with all its consequences. Trust your
instincts when going for the big prize.
Accept the compliments.
Gemini (may 21-June 20)
today is an 8
A clear vision of the future opens up.
Access your confdent side. Double-
check your work to avoid errors. Hope
is triumphant. Focus on fnances for a
couple of days.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
today is a 9
For a few days, you’re the king of the
mountain. Put on your leadership hat
and your work gloves, and get in ac-
tion. You have the resources you need.
Figure it out.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
today is a 9
Watch out for surprises. Send some-
body else ahead, and let them take the
risks for now. You can pay them back
later with your creative ideas.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
today is a 6
Your friends are your inspiration.
Schedule meetings and parties. Ac-
cept a challenge if it pays well. Create
clear ideas out of the confusion.
You’re very attractive now.
Libra (Sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is a 9
Career matters most now. Find a
relaxing place away from distrac-
tions where you can be most
productive. Focus on what you
believe in and what you’re passion-
ate about. You’re in love.
Scorpio (oct. 23-Nov. 21)
today is a 7
Should you go or should you stay?
Romance may be challenging, but
it’s well worth the effort. Dress for
a special event. Don’t play any con
games. Honesty is your best weapon.
You gain clarity.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
today is an 8
Review your budget, and focus on work.
What you discover enlightens. Set team
goals, and get into the research. It’s
getting fun.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
today is a 9
Be more willing to share the load. Look
for the pieces that don’t ft. Find a
need and fll it. Get ready to make your
choices. Imagine a brighter future.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
today is a 7
Hold on to your cash, and focus on your
work for the next couple of days. The
best things in life are free. Personal
creations elevate your self-esteem.
Pisces (Feb. 19-march 20)
today is a 7
Do what you can to help the others
stay relaxed and calm. Think fast but
not recklessly. Stay close to home and
replenish stocks. The perfect solution
may be an uncomfortable situation.
Aries (march 21-April 19)
today is a 9
Clean up your desk (and your
attitude). Don’t gamble now.
Family matters are in your face.
Make your home more comfortable
for progress. Resistance causes
taurus (April 20-may 20)
today is an 8
Increase your family’s comfort. Create
the necessary resources (and show a
proft). It could get emotional. Calm
down two squabblers, and show ap-
preciation for your supporters.
Gemini (may 21-June 20)
today is a 7
Discuss methods and procedures.
A misunderstanding about fnances
could cause hurt feelings. Monitor
spending, and think about it more. A
confict of interests gets revealed. Your
efforts reap rewards.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
today is a 9
Connect with an older person. Disrupt
your routine schedule ... see friends
later. It’s a good time to express love.
Refocus on yourself, and keep your
own counsel.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
today is a 5
You’re gaining respect, and there’s
a lucky break. Your discipline and
compassion are admired. Keep your
eyes open, and your mind, too. Don’t
take it for granted.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
today is a 9
Finish an old project, and take some
time for yourself. This could be worth
money. Don’t give away more than
you’ll get. Move it: hike, bike or walk.
Libra (Sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is an 8
Be creative to meet high standards.
Anticipate some disagreement or
cost overruns. A female provides
just the right details. List consid-
erations. Everything fts smoothly
Scorpio (oct. 23-Nov. 21)
today is an 8
Others admire your energy. Make
great future plans. Take extra precau-
tions against potential losses. Cut
unnecessary items. Follow through on
the details, and keep track. Exceed
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
today is an 8
You can fnd the funding to make
changes. Remain frm but not rigid.
You’re gaining support from a distant
source. Heed a funny feeling. Attire
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
today is a 7
Don’t leave before you’re sure the job’s
done right. There may be changes in
orders, or an unexpected development.
Check the regulations. Perfectionism
pays off in spades.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
today is a 7
There’s a disagreement about priori-
ties. Gather opinions. A male follows
up with more information. Friends help
you make an important connection.
Shop for something you’ve always
Pisces (Feb. 19-march 20)
today is a 7
You’re after perfection. The money
for home improvements is available,
but costs could exceed the budget.
Get creative, and put in the changes
you’ve been craving.
Aries (march 21-April 19)
today is a 9
Associates provide a sounding
board. Call them in for a quick
meeting. Make sure you got the
orders straight. Discuss sensitive
issues. Set long-range goals.
Schedule them. Relax.
taurus (April 20-may 20)
today is an 8
Get more coaching. Amazingly, you’ll
win converts. Work faster and make
more money. Keep at it. There’s a
happy ending to this story. Friends
offer good advice.
Gemini (may 21-June 20)
today is a 7
It’s okay to double-check your work,
privately. Accept a challenge. Create
the marketing or advertising strategy.
Follow words with actions. Talk your
way into a very good deal.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
today is a 9
Adapt ideas to current needs. Use
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like some Jason Whitlock ri-
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out of people while laughing all the
way to the (metaphorical, in my
case) bank.
But with the storm of conference
realignment swirling again and ru-
mors spreading like a junior high
lunchroom, it seemed like as good
a time as any to say what I’ve been
thinking as the Big 12’s position in
this chaos becomes more clear each
Te Big 12 is in a pretty good
spot. Once proud conferences like
the Pac-12 and the Big Ten added
teams like Utah and Rutgers. Te
SEC grabbed Missouri and Texas
A&M — two schools that don’t ft
into its culture whatsoever — just
to get to 14 teams. Te Big East and
ACC are just trying to survive. Te
Big 12 has 10 schools to split rev-
enue with and its 13-year grant of
rights ensures no team is leaving
until 2024 to 2025 at the earliest.
But if that stability equates to
complacency, Kansas football is in
trouble. Big trouble.
Because as good as Charlie Weis
or any other coach could get the
football program, playing a round-
robin schedule every year is a death
sentence for momentum.
Tis is usually where the die
hard fans say something like, “If
you want to be the best, you have
to beat the best,” or something like
And that sounds great and all,
but history tells us the Jayhawks
rarely beat the best. Tey rarely
beat the average, either.
Since the formation of the Big
12 in 1996, Kansas has seven vic-
tories against conference teams in
the old Big 12 south: Texas, Texas
Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma and Okla-
homa State. But with the way the
old Big 12 was set up with north
and south divisions, that was OK.
Teams like Kansas, Kansas State
and Missouri could survive with
a good game plan: play easy non-
conference games, beat the teams
you’re supposed to beat, get lucky
with conference scheduling and go
to a bowl.
Tat’s no longer possible.
Remember 2007? Tat never
would have happened in the new
Big 12. Kansas had one of its great-
est teams in decades, and it wouldn’t
have snifed an Orange Bowl with
Oklahoma standing in its way.
With the grant of rights signed,
Kansas is in a great spot compared
to a year ago. Rumors about being
relegated to the Big East or Moun-
tain West seem foolish now when
they seemed likely then. Te con-
ference is secure.
But it might be too secure.
Tese words may all be for
naught. Conference and school of-
fcials could be actively pursuing
11th and 12th members to get the
conference back to two divisions,
giving Kansas a reasonable path to
bowl games most years.
If not, the already-slim margin
for error for Kansas football just
— Edited by Ryan McCarthy
Travis Releford’s forearms are
a canvas. Wrapped around them
in ink are the fountains, build-
ings and landmarks that dot the
landscape of his home: Kansas
City, Mo.
Wherever his travels have
taken him in his fve years as a
member of the Kansas basketball
team, from Maui to New York
City, the senior guard can look
down and for a moment, he’s
“I always want to represent
where I’m from,” Releford said.
“It always reminds me of where
I’m from.”
Releford returns to his home
for the third game this season
when the Jayhawks play Oregon
State at the Sprint Center on Fri-
In his last trip, he created more
fond memories of the place. His
play sparked Kansas to the cham-
pionship in the CBE classic, and
he was named the most valuable
player in the tournament along
the way.
“Just from excitement of be-
ing able to play back home and
my family and friends support-
ing me, it was a great feeling,”
Releford said. “I think that had
an impact on why I played so
In addition, Releford’s scor-
ing outburst, where he’s aver-
aging 17.7 points over the past
three games, has helped open
up senior center Jef Withey
down low, helping the center to
a 25-point outing in the champi-
onship game and a triple-double
in their frst game afer the tour-
nament last Monday.
“My teammates are fnding
me and getting me open lots of
the times. It’s not me making
the moves; it’s them fnding me
and easy buckets for me,” Withey
But outside of Releford’s two-
game performance when he
brought the Sprint Center to its
feet with his play, the Jayhawks
have had difculty consistently
creating ofense.
Part of the Jayhawks’ issues on
ofense stem from the guards in-
ability to penetrate the paint and
draw fouls, getting them to the
free-throw line.
Te teams three starting
guards, Releford, senior Elijah
Johnson and freshman Ben Mc-
Lemore, are averaging just over
eight trips to the free-throw line
combined per game — far too
few for Kansas coach Bill Self ’s
“Tat to me is probably as tell-
ing of a stat to me as why we’ve
been pretty inconsistent,” Self
Attacking the paint will be im-
portant, as Oregon State is one of
only a handful of teams that can
roll out a lineup featuring mul-
tiple players that stand at least
Kansas can attack the paint
and get to the free-throw line
by forcing the Beavers’ big men
to foul, both by getting them of
the court and onto the bench in
foul trouble and by forcing the
defense to collapse, opening up
shots for easy Jayhawk baskets.
“We watched flm yesterday,
and it’s shown us a lot of things
that are correctable and showing
us ways that we can put ourselves
in position so we can get to the
line,” Releford said.
— Edited by Ryan McCarthy
Although West Virginia quarter-
back Geno Smith has snagged all of
the attention this season, he couldn’t
have earned it without the help of
wide receiver Tavon Austin. Aus-
tin is a triple-threat player who has
troubled many defenses this season.
Kansas knows that defensively
this is the player Smith will throw
and hand the ball of to this Satur-
day. Austin’s speed and elusiveness
has helped him succeed this season.
Kansas coach Charlie Weis said
Austin ranks high among players
Kansas has faced this season.
“Most small guys are quicker than
they are fast, and what you have to
worry about more is them as slot re-
ceivers, them having that wiggle and
not being to tackle them,” Weis said.
“Not only is he quick, but he is just
blazing fast too.”
Austin became a household name
afer his performance against Okla-
homa two weeks ago. Despite a one-
point loss for West Virginia, Austin
caught four passes for 82 yards. Te
most impressive part of the game
was Austin getting 21 carries and
lighting up the Sooners for 344 yards
on the ground.
“If he can make Oklahoma’s de-
fense look silly running the ball,
then that is a scary proposition,”
Weis said. “So he runs with tough-
ness, he runs with power and
somebody forgot to tell him he
weighs 170, because that is not the
way he plays.”
Out of eight conference games,
Austin leads the Big 12 for all-pur-
pose yards with 2,040 afer handling
duties on ofense and special teams.
He’s amassed 1,670 yards this season
on ofense alone.
Kansas defensive coordinator
Dave Campo said Austin is similar
to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver
DeSean Jackson. Campo coached
the Dallas Cowboys secondary unit
and had to prepare his players for
Jackson twice per season.
Campo fnds himself in a simi-
lar position as he’s arranged a game
plan against Austin.
“Tat guy is scary,” Campo said.
“He’s not only quick, but he’s fast.
Tis guy can do it. When he touches
that ball, there will be a lot of people
holding their breath.”
Te toughest part for Kansas is
that the defense has to be prepared
for Austin to get the ball at any
Bradley McDougald admitted
that this is one of the more explo-
sive teams he’s gone up against and
he credited Austin for that ofense.
Even though McDougald and his
teammates in the secondary have to
keep a close eye on him, the entire
defense has to follow suit because of
Austin’s versatility.
“We’ve got our work cut out for
us,” McDougald said. “Not just the
defensive backs, but the linebackers
and the defensive line because he
will go back into a running back. He
defnitely has made his point.”
It’s no secret that West Virginia of-
fensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen
will use Austin a lot in Saturday’s
match. He’s averaged 23 touches for
300 yards ofensively in the last two
games against Oklahoma and Iowa
Smith’s success as quarterback
can carry over against Kansas by
taking advantage of his supporting
cast. And for Smith, Austin is his top
go-to guy.
“He is just a dynamic player,”
Weis said. “You can throw his size
right out the window, because at
running back he is as good as I have
seen there. At wide receiver he is
good there.”
— Edited by Lauren Shelly
Gameday against WVU
Kansas thumps Grambling St.
Volume 125 Issue 55 kansan.com Thursday, November 29, 2012
Big 12
in good
By Kory Carpenter
Kansas City, here they Come
RelefoRd’s RetuRn
With his third game of the season in his hometown, senior guard hopes for solid last game
ethan padway
ashleigh lee/Kansan
senior guard travis releford dunks the ball against south east missouri state in allen Fieldhouse, where the Jayhawks won
74-55. releford had nine points during the game.
faRzin vousoughian
Slowing Austin will be vital Saturday
ashleigh lee/Kansan
senior safety Bradley mcDougald motions for the Kansas fans to make some noise as the football team makes its way into
the sunfower showdown earlier this year.
he annual College Football Awards
will take place next Thursday, on
Dec. 6. This award ceremony will
feature the following: the Maxwell Award
(most outstanding player), the Biletnikoff
Award (most outstanding wide receiver),
the Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive play-
er of the year), the Doak Walker Award
(most outstanding running back), the Lou
Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, the
Ray Guy Award (most outstanding punter),
the Outland Trophy (most outstanding inte-
rior lineman), the Davey O’Brien National
Quarterback Award and the Jim Thorpe
Award (most outstanding defensive back).
Below are the finalists for the most signifi-
cant awards, and my picks on who I believe
deserves each award.
Maxwell award Finalists: (Most
outstanding player)
• CollinKlein(KansasState)
• JohnnyManziel(TexasA&M)
• MantiTe’o(NotreDame)
Pick: Johnny Manziel
The most valuable player in college foot-
ball is Manziel. As important as Te’o has
been to the great Notre Dame defense, the
Aggies would just be an average team with-
out Manziel. Manziel’s dual threat ability
allows him to excel even after a play breaks
down. The Aggies have leaned heavily on
his shoulders for this whole season. Manziel
has put the finishing touches on his already
stellar season last week against Missouri with
372 passing yards and five touchdowns for
the game. It also helped that Manziel went to
Tuscaloosa and beat an Alabama team that
was No. 1 at the time.
BiletnikoFF award: (Best receiver)
• StedmanBailey(WestVirginia)
• MarquiseLee(USC)
• TerranceWilliams(Baylor)
Pick: Marquise Lee
All three of these wide receivers have
put up mind-boggling numbers, but Lee
has made the biggest plays and set multiple
records for the Trojans all year. Lee went
more than 100 yards receiving in eight of the
12 games this season and set a new school
record for receiving yards in a game against
Arizona. Lee is also the best pro-prospect
out of these three, and a couple of days ago
was named as the Pac-12 offensive player of
the year.
chuck Bednarik trophy: (deFensive
player oF the year)
• JadeveonClowney(SouthCarolina)
• JarvisJones(Georgia)
• MantiTe’o(NotreDame)
Pick: Manti Te’o
Although Jarvis Jones may be the best
defensive pro-prospect in college football,
Te’o has made his most prevalent contribu-
tions for Notre Dame in the biggest games.
Te’o has six games this season where he has
recorded 10 or more tackles. Te’o is also tied
for second in college football with seven
interceptions. Not second among linebackers
but second overall, and the player he’s tied
with happens to be a cornerback. The line-
backer with the second most interceptions is
Kiko Alonso (Oregon) with four.
doak walker award: (Best running
• MonteeBall(Wisconsin)
• KenjonBarner(Oregon)
• JohnathanFranklin(UCLA)
Pick: Kenjon Barner
Before the season it was projected that
Oregon’s other star running back, De’Anthony
Thomas, could be one of the finalists for the
Heisman at the end of the year. But after
Barner’s Week 2 performance against Fresno
downs, he was named the starter and had
the majority of the carries for the Ducks.
in the Heisman discussion. In this game
Barner had 321 rushing yards and five touch-
downs and might be one of the Heisman
finalists who will get an invite to New York
for the ceremonies on Dec. 8.
—edited by ryan Mccarthy

By Drew Harms
Q: Who won the Bednarik Trophy last
A: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
— espn.com
Charles Woodson is the only de-
fensive player to win the Heisman
trophy. (1997)
— heisman.com
fAct of thE DAY
“Marquise Lee won’t win the Heis-
man, but it’s easy to make a case that
he is the most outstanding player in
college football today. He does it all,
possessing great separation skills,
very good ball skills and the speed to
take the top off a defense.”
— todd Mcshay espn.com
QUotE of thE DAY
Predictions for the upcoming college football awards
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Kentucky trounces Miami (Ohio), Pinkett leads with 21 points
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bernisha
Pinkett had career highs of 21
points and 10 rebounds, A’dia
Mathies added 14 points and No. 9
Kentucky rolled past Miami (Ohio)
92-53 on Wednesday.
DeNesha Stallworth scored 12
points and had eight rebounds for
Kentucky (5-1), which won its 25th
straight home game. Freshman
Janee Thompson had 14 points
and Bria Goss added 12.
A morning tipoff before 2,000
sixth-graders may have caused a
sluggish start before the Wildcats’
defense got going. Kentucky ended
up holding Miami (3-3) to 33 per-
cent shooting while forcing 22
turnovers that led to 29 points.
Courtney Osborn scored a game-
high 25 points for the RedHawks,
who lost their second straight game
and fell to 2-16 against Kentucky.
Pinkett’s 12 first-half points pro-
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“The great thing for us is that
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Kentucky used 59 percent shoot-
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50 percent overall for the second
straight game. The Wildcats went
11 for 29 from 3-point range, had
16 steals and only seven turnovers.
Miami took the lead four times
in the first 10 minutes by limiting
Kentucky to 39 percent shooting.
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Gardner posts frst career double-double
sophomore Forward Chelsea Gardner fghts for a rebound against Grambling state defenders. Gardner had her frst career
double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds, helping the Jayhawks win wednesday night’s game. the Jayhawks won 101-47.
Take away the first two and half
minutes of the game and there
wasn’t a game, at least not a chal-
lenging one.
The Kansas women’s basketball
team saw a Grambling State team
jump out to a 10-0 lead. From
there the Jayhawks took control
and improved to 6-0 with a 101-47
victory on Wednesday night.
Unlike in recent games where
the scoring came from a select few
Jayhawks, all 11 Jayhawks scored
at least one point. They were led
by sophomore forward Chelsea
Gardner as she claimed her first
double-double with a career-high
26 points and 10 rebounds. She
did most of her work in the second
half as she racked up 20 points and
grabbed six rebounds.
“I thought it felt good,” Gardner
said. “I really didn’t know
I had that many points
until the end of the
It wasn’t just Gardner
who had a great night
on the offensive side. As
a team, they shot 55.4
percent, a season high
in field-goal percentage.
Kansas senior point guard Angel
Goodrich, who finished with seven
points and eight assists, said hav-
ing everybody score is an added
“To have everyone scored, it
makes us more hard to guard,”
Goodrich said. “It puts pressure on
the defense.”
But even with a high score, the
Jayhawks found themselves with
frustration as they fell behind 10-0
in the first few minutes of the game.
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson
refused to call a timeout as she
wanted her
players to
play out
of it since
they played
into that
“ T h e
first four
m i n u t e s
might have
been the worst
basketball in the history of the
Fieldhouse,” Henrickson said.
Not only did the opening game
frustrate Henrickson, it also frus-
trated the players.
“I was getting frus-
trating,” Goodrich said.
“Coming out like that
so flat, and letting them
come out with a 10-0 run.
We can’t let that happen
and for us to do that. I
take blame for that as
being the leader and let-
ting us do that.You have
to come out every game like it’s
your last game. You have to come
out and act like you’re playing the
No. 1 team in the country.”
Once the Jayhawks became
focused, it was over for Grambling
The Jayhawks turned up the
defensive pressure in the second
half as they forced 16 turnovers
and 25 for the game. The turnovers
allowed the Jayhawks to get into the
open floor, something Henrickson
was glad to see.
“We jumped on them and turned
them over right away and it turns
into a layup drill,” Henrickson
Kansas had
s e a s on- hi g hs
in field goal
attempts and
makes as they
went 41-of-74.
Of those 41
made shots, the
Jayhawks also
had a season-
high in assists as they had 27 for
the game.
Sophomore guard Asia Boyd
had a career-high in both points
and rebounds as she recorded her
first double-double of her career
with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Sophomore forward Bunny
Williams also added 10 rebounds
as the Jayhawks out-rebounded the
Tigers 53-30.
Along with Boyd, sophomore
guard Natalie Knight added a sea-
son-high 13 points. Senior forward
Carolyn Davis struggled from the
floor as the Tigers threw bodies
at her left and right. Davis man-
aged just six points but for the first
time this year, she wasn’t needed to
score big points.
— Edited by Ryan McCarthy

“I really didn’t know I had
that many points until the
end of the game.”
Chelsea Gardner
sophomore Forward
Madsen has seen more changes
than a light bulb at West Virginia.
Only two months afer Rich
Rodriguez lef for Michigan, Mad-
sen signed a letter-of-intent to
play football for the Mountaineers
under newly christened coach Bill
Stewart in February 2008.
Recruited as a tackle out of Char-
don (Ohio) High School, Mad-
sen moved up through the ranks at
center and earned his frst career as
a redshirt freshman in 2009.
Madsen saw the Mountaineers
go from a run-based spread sys-
tem under Rodriguez and Stewart
to second-year coach Dana Hol-
gorsen’s pass-happy ofense that’s
thrived under Geno Smith.
In the fnal home game for 21
West Virginia seniors on Satur-
day, Madsen will make his school-
record 50th career start when the
Mountaineers (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) play
Kansas (1-10, 0-8).
Te emotions
began to hit Mad-
sen in practice this
week when right
guard Jef Braun,
another senior,
looked at him and
said, “Last Tuesday
— ever.”
“I kind of just
took a breath and
thought, ‘Wow, almost done,’”
Madsen said. “It feels like yesterday
that I was going out there and not
knowing what I was doing, and just
scared to death. But now it’s almost
over and it’s been fun.”
For Madsen and many of the
other seniors, their careers started
with a 33-20 win over Champion-
ship Subdivision member Liberty.
“I do remember the frst one,
because it was defnitely the scari-
est,” he said.
“I walked out
of the tunnel
and there were
64,000 fans
and you’re
thinking ‘Tis
is amazing.’ I
don’t even re-
member who
we played. But
I remember walking out.”
Actually, the West Virginia player
who’s been on the feld the longest
is Josh Jenkins, a backup guard in
fve games in 2008. He missed last
season with an injured lef knee.
It was Jenkins who, on Signing
Day 2008, went to the podium at
Parkersburg High School wearing a
Michigan cap, then threw it to the
foor in a swipe at Rodriguez and
put on a WVU cap to announce his
Jenkins was on the feld at times
in 2008 when Pat White was weav-
ing his way to an NCAA record for
career rushing yards by a quarter-
back. And his blocking has helped
Smith to rewrite the school’s record
book for a passer.
“I’ve been here a long time,” Jen-
kins said. “Tis is my last opportu-
nity. I’m going to make the best of
Smith and wide receiver Tavon
Austin are the most notable of the
seniors, whose accomplishments
include last year’s one-sided Or-
ange Bowl win over Clemson.
Smith has grown from the player
who lined up to take a snap under
the wrong player in a game at LSU
in 2010 to temporary Heisman Tro-
phy frontrunner this year before
the Mountaineers lost fve straight
Smith joked that the biggest
strides over his career came from
putting on weight.
“I’m not skinny anymore,” he
said. “At least not as skinny as I
once was.”
He recalled visiting a football
camp in Morgantown as a 10th
grader with his Florida high school
coach and former Mountaineer
linebacker Damon Cogdell. He
remembers when West Virginia
would ofen play a Tursday or Fri-
day night game on national televi-
sion during its days in the Big East.
“Being here has helped me re-
alize just how important (WVU)
is to the community, to everyone
around here, to the players, to the
staf; from the cooks in the back to
the people who help us with aca-
demics,” Smith said. “It’s just an im-
portant program to everyone, and
everyone needs to come together
for it to work.”
It’d be tough to fnd a group more
dedicated to that than Madsen and
the three other ofensive linemen
who’ll try to protect Smith in the
fnal regular-season game.
“You just want to show the peo-
ple one last time that you’re the
best out there,” he said. “Tis whole
team has just done great things,
and it’s stuf we’ll remember and it’s
stuf that I’ll be able to tell my kids
someday. And it’s been awesome.”

“You just want to show the
people one last time that
you’re the out there.”
Geno Smith
West Virgina coach
No. 18 Texas 8-3 (5-3) aT No. 6 KaNsas sTaTe 10-1 (7-1)

Kansas State will return to action afer losing to Baylor two weeks ago.
Te BCS Championship match is out of reach for K-State. All it can do
now is focus on winning the Big 12.
Texas coach Mack Brown’s best approach is to study game flm on K-
State’s loss to Baylor and fgure out how his Longhorns can duplicate that
success. But along with studying flm, Brown must also improve the run
defense, which is ranked last in the Big 12.
K-State’s rush ofense, primarily led by Collin Klein and John Hubert, is
one of the best in the Big 12. Te two combine for 32 rushing touchdowns
this season and can use that to their advantage against a weak rush defense
on Saturday to pick up a win and lock up the conference.

Kansas State wins, 42-21
No. 23 oKlahoma sTaTe 7-4 (5-3) aT Baylor 6-5 (3-5)

Baylor has been on a roll lately with wins against K-State and Texas
Tech. Te Bears scored 52 points in each of those two games. Can they do
it again against Oklahoma State to conclude a three-game home stand?
Te Bears’ recent hot run is due to the 564 yards they’ve gained on the
ground. Neither K-State nor Texas Tech had an answer for the running
game. Oklahoma State has played well against the run and is one of the
better run-stopping teams in the league.
But what’s more impressive about Oklahoma State is that it’s being led
by Clint Chelf. Chelf has led the Cowboys to a 2-2 record with two close
losses to K-State and Oklahoma. If he continues to play well, he can end
Baylor’s run.
Expect Chelf to play well and lead Oklahoma State to victory. Baylor’s
ofense will fnd a way to keep it close with Nick Florence taking the snaps,
but turnovers could be an issue for the Bears.

Oklahoma State wins, 49-45
No. 11 oKlahoma 9-2 (7-1) aT Texas ChrisTiaN 7-4 (4-4)
If Kansas State concludes the season with a loss, it provides Oklahoma
the opportunity to strike and take the conference. With the help of Texas,
Oklahoma must come out strong against TCU this weekend.
Landry Jones has talented players across the board to work with. His
running backs, wide receivers and even Blake Bell, the backup quarter-
back, have contributed signifcantly to the ofense. But he must overcome
one more obstacle this regular season against TCU.
TCU’s rush defense should have an easy time stopping Damien Wil-
liams and Brennan Clay. However, Gary Patterson’s defense will stumble
against against receivers Kenny Stills, Justin Brown and Jalen Saunders. If
the Horned Frogs’ ofense can’t keep up, the game will go to Oklahoma.

Oklahoma wins, 31-10
— edited by ryan mcCarthy
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Grambling State proves no match for Kansas
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BOSTON — Doc Rivers wants
the Boston Celtics to be tough —
not violent.
The message came too late for
Rajon Rondo.
The Celtics point guard was
ejected from Wednesday night’s
game against the Nets when he
retaliated for a hard foul against
Kevin Garnett by shoving Brooklyn
forward Kris Humphries into the
courtside seats. Rondo, Humphries
and Nets forward Gerald Wallace
were ejected, and Brooklyn held on
to win 95-83.
“All that stuff, that’s not tough-
ness,” Rivers told reporters, calling
his team soft. “That foul was a
hard foul. It was an unnecessary
foul. The play was over and then
he pushed him down in the air. But
I think that’s what they think of
us: They think they can push you
Joe Johnson scored 18 points and
Andray Blatche had 17 points and
13 rebounds as the Nets opened up
a 21-point, first-half lead and took
advantage of the loss of the Celtics’
All-Star to win for the ninth time
in 11 games.
Garnett had 16 points and 10
rebounds, and Paul Pierce added
14 points for Boston. Rondo had
three assists before he was kicked
out, ending his streak at 37 games
with double-digits — tied for sec-
ond-longest in NBA history.
The Nets led by eight after one
quarter and scored 19 of the first
25 points in the second to make
it 47-26. Boston cut the deficit
to 14 points and trailed by 16
when Garnett took an off-balance
jumper from the right baseline and
Humphries leveraged him to the
floor with his left arm.
Rondo trailed the play with a two-
handed shove that sent Humphries
into the courtside seats.
“Kevin could have gotten hurt.
He’s in the air. He took a bad
fall. And so Rondo saw that and
probably reacted, and over-reacted,
obviously,” Rivers said. “I can’t get
in anybody’s head. But at that point
we’re getting our tails kicked and
we’re probably frustrated.”
Wallace soon entered the fray by
shoving Garnett. Nets point guard
Deron Williams said Humphries,
who did not speak to reporters
after the game, had scratches on his
head and neck.
After the game, Humphries
posted a picture of his scratched
left shoulder with the comment:
“Anyone know where I can quick
get a Tetnis shot in Boston?”
While the rest of the players
remained by their benches, coaches
and officials tried to break up the
“I think guys just try to defend
themselves,” Nets coach Avery
Johnson said. “I think the league
should really take that into account.
Because I don’t know if guys can
just walk away all the time. They’ve
got to kind of protect themselves.”
The referees went to the scor-
er’s table to watch the incident
on replay, and their verdict was
announced over the public address
system: Two technical fouls for
Humphries, one for Wallace — his
second of the game, ending his
night — and one for Garnett.
Rondo was simply ejected.
“Rondo initiated everything that
proceeded after the foul,” crew
chief James Capers said in a pool
report provided to reporters. “And
when he and Humphries go into
the stands, they are involved in
a fight. Fighting is an automatic
Rondo left the Celtics locker
room before it was opened to
reporters, and was unavailable for
“We all back each other,” Garnett
said. “We take a lot of pride in
putting on this jersey. I know I do.
This ain’t the Girl Scouts or the
Boy Scouts. That’s what it is. It’s the
NBA. You’ve got to get used to it.”
When the free throws were
done, Boston trailed 51-38, and the
Celtics never got closer than nine
points after that.
Rondo has had a history of petu-
lance, including a one-game sus-
pension during the opening round
of last year’s playoff series against
Atlanta after he chest-bumped ref-
eree Marc Davis while complaining
about a call in the final minute of a
Boston loss.
During the 2011-12 regular sea-
son, he was suspended for two
games for throwing a ball at an
“Usually he goes after the refs,”
Rivers said. “This was another guy,
so this was better.”
Rondo ejected in loss to Nets
max GoodwIN
TyLer rosTe/KaNsaN
Head coach Bonnie Henrickson cheers on the Jayhawks in Wednesday’s game against Grambling state. the Jayhawks were victorious with a fnal score of 101-47.
TyLer rosTe/KaNsaN
senior forward Carolyn Davis looks to attack the rim. Davis had six points in the
Jayhawks’ victory Wednesday night, winning with a fnal score of 101-47.
TyLer rosTe/KaNsaN
Freshman guard lamaria Cole gets fouled while trying to shoot. Cole had eight
points in Wednesday night’s victory against Grambling state.
Sophomore forward Chelsea
Gardner came off the bench, and
provided the energy that Kansas
seemed to lack when falling behind
Grambling State by 10 points to
start the game. Gardner ended the
game with a double-double of 26
points and 10 rebounds.
The energy that Gardner
brought against Grambling St. was
actually the outcome of her feeling
more relaxed for this game.
“Sometimes I think I just get
more over-excited then I should,
and things just don’t fall my way,”
Gardner said.
Everything was going Gardner’s
way on Wednesday night — espe-
cially the shots. Garnder shot 11 of
13 from the field.
The Jayhawks have been look-
ing for another scoring option this
year. Seniors Angel Goodrich and
Carolyn Davis had provided most
of their points in the first five
games of the season. After the past
two games it appears that Kansas
is starting to see other scorers
Once the shots started to fall,
the confidence started to rise for
Gardner. She made her first nine
shots from the field and went four
of four from the free-throw line.
The performance in the post by
Gardner was especially sweet after
Davis missed her first four shots
of the game before subbing out for
“I thought it was just time,”
Gardner said. “I had to do what I
had to do.”
Bonnie Henrickson said that
this could be a sign that she may
be able to play Gardner on the
court with Davis, which is some-
thing she mentioned on media
day. So far, Henrickson has rarely
played the two post players togeth-
er — if ever. Now that Gardner has
proven her scoring ability once
again, that may change.
In the 54-point win over
Grambling St., Gardner played
like she did in the NCAA tourna-
ment last season after Davis had
been sidelined by an ACL inju-
ry. This game was necessary for
Gardner’s confidence level, sopho-
more guard Natalie Knight said
after the game.
It was also a game where Kansas’
top scorer, Davis, struggled against
a zone defense that appeared
determined to stop her; she scored
only six points. Gardner stepped
up despite the struggles for Davis.
This game was exactly what the
team needed from Gardner,
Henrickson said.
“She’s practiced well,”
Henrickson said. “I’ve been so
surprised she’s not performed in
games better.”
Teammates Goodrich and
Natalie Knight vouched that they
have seen Gardner make shots
consistently in practice. Gardner
said it has been frustrating playing
well in practice, and then watch-
ing her shots just not fall in the
With Gardner on fire, Kansas
played more aggressively late in
the first half.
“We didn’t come out ready to
play,” Knight said. “Towards the
end of the half everybody started
to be more aggressive and it made
it easier once we all got into the
flow of the game.”
It is no secret now what Gardner
is capable of. It was seen at the end
of last season, but the Jayhawks
have still been waiting to see that
production from their 6-foot-3
forward in her sophomore season.
“We need her to come out like
that every game,” Angel Goodrich
said. “She brought it tonight, so
she needs to continue to bring it.”
— Edited by Lauren Shelly
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1-7 (0-5)
Of course Kansas will run the ball on Saturday against West Virginia, but there’s
more too it than that. Dayne Crist will again be playing and likely in the same situ-
ations he was in against Iowa State. The Mountaineers will try to key in on James
Sims and Tony Pierson, but look for that to open up the passing game.
Starting Lineup
Michael Cummings
James Sims
Brandon Bourbon
Kale Pick
Daymond Patterson
Mike Ragone
Aslam Sterling
Randall Dent
Trevor Marrongelli
Damon Martin
Tanner Hawkinson
Nick Prolago
Josh Williams
Jordan Tavai
Kevin Young
Toben Opurum
Jake Love
Ben Heeney
Huldon Tharpe
Tyler Patmon
Greg Brown
Lubbock Smith
Bradley McDougald
Ron Doherty
According to Charlie Weis, WVU quarterback Geno Smith is not the biggest concern
for the Jayhawks. That accolade goes to Tavon Austin, the Mountaineers wide receiver/
tailback/kick and punt returner. The kid can do it all and is faster than anyone else
on the feld. The Jayhawks will need to limit the amount of time Austin has the ball
in his hands.
This fnal matchup is a tale of unfulflled expectations. West
Virginia was supposed to dominate in its frst season playing in
the Big 12, especially with all the hype around quarterback Geno
Smith. The Mountaineers have won just three games in the confer-
ence. The Jayhawks were supposed to be a scrappy team of ffth-
year seniors that led the way to the win column. They still have one
more chance.
aT a GLaNce
Keep an eye on the play call-
ing this week. Weis has nothing
to lose, and as we’ve seen, he’s
not shy to throw in a few trick
plays. Expect him to try some
unconventional schemes.
coachING PLayer To WaTch
Kansas has come a long way from miss-
ing chip-shot feld goals and failing to
get touchbacks. Ever since Weis called all
hands on deck for the special teams after
they were torn apart by Oklahoma, the unit
has shaped up. Staying consistent is all
anyone can ask with one game left.
sPecIaL Teams
quesTIoN marKs
With four quarters left in the season, will Kansas have a wide receiver score a
Or will they lay a goose egg for the season?
What kind of tricks does Weis have up his sleeve?
After all, it’s the last game of the year and he can’t hold anything back now.
The team doesn’t implode. This
season hasn’t been a wash. In
maybe the truest sense, it’s been
a building year. That may have a
different meaning in the Kansas
basketball offces, but the football
Jayhawks have put in the time and
effort. It’s time to get a win.
PredIcTIoN 28
by The Numbers
Yards James Sims needs to eclipse
1000 yards rushing on the season.
Kansas’ national ranking for points
scored (19 points per game).
Rushing touchdowns scored by Kansas for every passing
touchdown this season.
Momentum will have to be created in practice this
week for the Jayhawks. Kansas got tossed around by the
Cyclones two weeks ago, losing 51-23. Weis can only
hope that the Thanksgiving break provided a much
needed rejuvenation.
Sims Weis
baby jay WILL cheer IF ...
bLaKe schusTer
James Sims is on the cusp of
breaking 1,000 yards rushing for
the frst time in his career. His
previous best was 742 yards dur-
ing his freshman season in 2010.
There is no doubt that he’s a pre-
mier running back in the Big 12.
TravIs youNG/KaNsaN
Senior linebacker Tunde Bakare makes the tackle during the match against Iowa
State on Nov. 17 at Memorial Stadium. Kansas fell to Iowa State 23-51.
TravIs youNG/KaNsaN
Senior wide receiver Kale Pick jumps
for the pass attempt during the match
against Iowa State.
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College football fans are familiar with Geno Smith and what he’s capable of. However,
not many people are as familiar with the players who have helped Smith succeed this year.
Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin are in the top three for catches and yards per game
among all receivers in the conference. Smith is surrounded with a lot of talented players.
He’s not limited in his options and has an easy time fnding a target. Running backs Andrew
Buie and Cody Clay will share duties in the backfeld to help contribute to the offense.
Starting Lineup
Geno Smith
Andrew Buie
Cody Clay
Stedman Bailey
J.D. Woods
Tavon Austin
Quinton Spain
Josh Jenkins
Joe Madsen
Jeff Braun
Curtis Feigt
Tyler Bitancurt
Jorge Wright
Shaq Rowell
Will Clarke
Josh Francis
Terence Garvin
Jared Barber
Isaiah Bruce
Ishmael Banks
Terrell Chestnut
Karl Joseph
Cecil Level
Corey Smith
West Virginia’s 3-4 defense has experienced a couple of highs this season. Outside
linebacker Josh Francis has terrorized quarterbacks and running backs behind the line
of scrimmage, earning 9.5 tackles for negative yardage this year against conference op-
ponents. Joseph Karl has the second-most tackles out of all of the defensive backs in the
Big 12 with 70. But as a unit, West Virginia has been unable to play like a team, as many
teams have lit up the scoreboard against Joe DeForest’s defense.
West Virginia is great on offense, but bad on defense. The Mountain-
eers rank last in the Big 12 in total defense and points allowed this year.
The offense is tabbed as one of the best in the nation. Unfortunately, the
bad has outweighed the good for most of this season. In Week 7, West
Virginia was in the top fve in the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches
polls. Today, West Virginia is having a hard time receiving a vote. It’s ob-
vious that the Mountaineers will spend a lot of time recruiting defensive
players in the offseason.
aT a GLaNce
Before becoming the head coach of
West Virginia in 2011, Dana Holgorsen
worked with six different programs and
served as an offensive assistant. He
spent some time in the Big 12 at two
different schools and established cred-
ibility as an offensive coach. Holgorsen
assisted Texas Tech’s offense for eight
years and is responsible for the success
the Red Raiders had with current NFL
players Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree. Holgorsen also
coached Oklahoma State’s offense in 2010, in which the Cow-
boys shattered fve offensive school records.
Wide receiver Tavon Aus-
tin leads the Big 12 in all-
purpose yards and he’s the
only Big 12 player to have
over 2,000 all-purpose yards
this season. Austin recently
has been active rushing the
football. He’s carried the
ball 35 times for 418 yards
combined against Okla-
homa and Iowa State. Kansas
must bring its best effort on defense if it wants to limit
Austin. The Jayhawks’ special teams unit must also be
ready for Austin, whose scored twice on returns.
PLayer To WaTch
Kicker Tyler Bitancurt isn’t the most reliable player to have on
the feld to kick a feld goal. Bitancurt has missed seven out of the
17 feld goals he’s attempted so far this season. But Tavon Aus-
tin has grabbed all of the attention on special teams. Austin,
who won the Big 12 special teams player of the week hon-
ors in Week 6, returned one punt and one kickoff back for a
touchdown earlier this year. The scary part is, he’s only done
that on 43 total returns. Even though he is heavily active in the
offense, he remains at the top of the depth chart for kick returning
and punt returning duties.
sPecIaL Teams
quesTIoN marKs
Can West Virginia fnish the season with one more conference
After West Virginia received a lot of attention and Geno Smith was a can-
didate to win the Heisman Trophy, the team declined and went through a fve-
game losing streak in its frst year in the Big 12. The conference newcomers
snapped that streak last Friday against Iowa State and look to fnish its long
season on a better note by beating Kansas.
Kansas can’t score against
West Virginia’s defense. West Vir-
ginia has allowed over 40 points
per game this season. Even though
Kansas is ranked last in the Big 12
in scoring and has scored only 16
touchdowns, the offense has an op-
portunity to have its best offensive
production of the season against a
weak Mountaineers’ defense.
by The Numbers
points allowed in Big 12
games in 2012.
touchdown passes by Geno
Smith, tied for second most in
the nation.
passing yards per game, sixth
most in the nation.
Before West Virginia’s last win, it lost fve
straight games. However, even with a 1-5 record
in the last six games, West Virginia is still an of-
fensive threat and has a lot of momentum going
into Saturday’s game against Kansas. The offense
ranks sixth in the nation and has scored 40 points
per game.
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assocIaTed Press
West Virginia center Joe Madsen (74) blocks as quarterback Geno Smith
throws a pass during the game in College Park, Md., on Saturday. This was
the fnal home game for 21 seniors.
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Travis Releford,
Senior Guard
If Releford were Popeye, then
the Sprint Center would be his
spinach. The senior had his best
two games of the season in Kan-
sas City and found his shooting
stroke the last time he played in
the building, knocking down 6-10
3-point attempts, ending a 0-11
cold streak he started out the sea-
son on.
Roberto Nelson Junior Guard
Nelson completes the backcourt for
the Beavers. In his three years at OSU,
Nelson has made 64 appearance, av-
eraging 8.8 points per game. Last year,
Nelson came off the bench in all 36
games. His hot scoring performance
in the Pac-12 tournament last season,
scoring 19 in the Beavers semifnal
game against Arizona, could be a sign of
what’s to come.
Elijah Johnson, Senior Guard
While he’s still averaging
double-digit point totals on the
season, Johnson has struggled at
times with the transition from the
two-guard to the guy responsible
for running the Jayhawk offense.
Johnson has struggled to get to the
free-throw line this season, mak-
ing just seven trips in six games.
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Jeff Withey, Senior Center
By his own admission, Withey
doesn’t like playing against smaller
lineups such as the one he will face
tonight at Oregon State. Unfortu-
nately for him, not every team he
plays against will line up another
seven-footer for him to go against,
and he’ll have to learn to get in bet-
ter positions to defend smaller for-
Centers Forwards
Guard Forward
Releford Moreland
McLemore Starks
Withey Burton
Joe Burton Senior Center
Burton is the leader of the frontcourt.
The 6-foot-7 295-pound center scored
21 points alongside rebounds last
week against Montana State. Burton
gives the Beavers a physical post
presence that likes to play back to the
basket offense and positions himself
well for rebounds on the other end. If
Burton can push the smaller Jayhawk
post players of the block, he could
have a solid statline.
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Kevin Young, Senior Forward
Young brings the most energy to the
four-spot on the foor, but he’ll have
to be an active rebounder to compete
with the Oregon State bigs on the of-
fensive glass to keep them occupied so
they can’t ignore him and double-team
Ben McLemore,
Freshman Guard
McLemore will need to attack the
basket more against Oregon St. than
he has in the past in order to open
up the foor for his teammates more,
as he will already draw the Beavers’
attention with his talent. But with his
roof-raising dunks, McLemore would
play incredible even if he were wear-
ing his granddads’ clothes.
Eric Moreland,
Sophomore Forward
Moreland redshirted his frst sea-
son at Oregon State after suffering a
season-ending left shoulder injury four
games into the 2010-11 season. In his
last outing against Montana State,
Moreland recorded a double-double
with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Mo-
reland is hoping for a breakout season
after recovering from the injury to play
in 36 games last season.

Jarmal Reid, Freshman Forward
Reid is one of the players Beavers
coach Craig Robinson hopes will step
up in the absence of star forward Angus
Brandt. He’s played 35 minutes in the
frst four games, averaging 1.5 points
per game and 1 rebound per game. Reid
was ranked 73rd in ESPNU’s class of
2012 prospect list. While getting his frst
big minutes, look for Reid to struggle.
Ahmad Starks Junior Guard
Starks isn’t afraid to shoot the ball.
Against Montana State, he shot 5-of-16
with 14 points. Starks fnds ways to get
to the basket and in turn the free throw
line. He’s also a solid rebounding guard.
His experience, playing in 35 games last
season for the Beavers, will help solidify
the backcourt and feed the post players
that run this team.
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Senior center Joe Burton

Burton has to
step up for Oregon
State to compete
this season. Bur-
ton is a big body
who enjoys play-
ing with his back
to the basket. His
solid defense and rebounding stats ft
the mold for this OSU team. If Burton
can get position inside and slow down
the quicker forwards of Kansas he could
have a solid night.
Freshman forward Jamari Traylor
Traylor’s size
and athleticism
will be needed on
the post against
the bigger Oregon
State lineup he
will face on Friday.
He still has trouble
adjusting to the college game and con-
sistently making his presence felt, but
when he puts it all together he’ll add a
dangerous component off the bench for
the Jayhawks.
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At A GlAnce
7 p.m., Kansas City, MO.
No. 10 Kansas (5-1) played its best
basketball of the season in the CBE
Classic games at the Sprint Center
but still has struggled to put together
a complete game on the offensive side
of the ball all season. Twice in their
game against San Jose State on Monday
they jumped out to leads only to see the
Spartans come back as the Jayhawk of-
fense went cold. They got away with it
against San Jose State on Monday, but
won’t against the tougher competition
from major conferences.
Oregon State (4-1) emphasizes post
play with a solid crop of frontcourt play-
ers. The recent loss of 6-foot-10 senior
center Angus Brandt puts the focus on
center Joe Burton. After a career night
against the Montana State Bobcats,
Burton appears to be ready for the chal-
lenge. OSU is averaging seven more
rebounds than their opponents, a stat
that doesn’t bode well for the Jayhawks
struggling frontcourt.
PlAyers to wAtch
PlAyers to wAtch
Kansas 68, Oregon State 64
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BiG JAy will cheer if...
“You would think he’d have a little
more juice making recruiting calls over
the last four years and the next four
years than most college coaches would. I
wonder if he introduces himself as coach
Robinson or ‘I’m the president’s brother-
–Bill self on oregon state coach craig
robinson, who is first lady Michelle
obama’s brother.
“It’s a big loss because Angus is a big
part of the team. He brings a lot of en-
ergy, even off the court. Eric (Moreland),
Devon (Collier), Jarmal (Reid) and I have
to step up and make up for the rebounds
and points. He was a double-double guy
and we have to spread out the points and
go hard. It was kind of weird without him
by my side running down the court.”
— senior center Joe Burton on the
loss of Angus Brandt.
The Jayhawks consistently attack the
rim all night, preventing the offensive
droughts that have plagued them at
times this season.
Oregon State plays a more physi-
cal game than Kansas in the paint.
With rebounders like Burton, Moreland
and Starks, OSU can produce plenty of
second chance opportunities. If the Jay-
hawks don’t box out, the Beavers will
cause trouble in the paint.
BABy JAy will cry if...
Freshman Jamari Traylor jumps to shoot over St. Louis defenders. The Jayhawks won the championship game against St. Louis with a fnal score of 73-59.