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Bring open ears, and maybe
even a prepared story to tell, to the
Lawrence Arts Center this Friday
The Lawrence Arts Center, 940
New Hampshire St., hosts a Free
State Story Slam the second Friday
of each month. Anyone 18 or older
is welcome to come and listen to
first-hand, live stories pertaining
to the theme of the evening.
Free State Story Slam starts at
7 p.m. with live music and cock-
tails. Josh Conner will be playing
this Friday before the story slam.
Story telling starts at 7:30 p.m.
and lasts until 9 p.m. Most sto-
ries last between five and seven
minutes, with impromptu short
stories given in between.
The idea of this informal get-
together is for a group of people
to share stories with one another
and to enjoy live, true narratives.
Acoustic music beforehand and
cocktails throughout the night
make for a casual atmosphere.
started the Free
State Story Slam in
off MOTH, a non-
profit story telling
series in New York
City, Free State
Story Slam brings
in a wide range of
people from the
“Interacting and engaging with
people, mostly strangers, is a way
to get to know people around
Lawrence,” Hollond said.
About 20 to 40 people usually
attend the story slam. The only
rules for the night are that the
stories must be true and given
without any notes.
“Crash and Burn” is the theme
for the upcoming story slam
on Feb. 8.
A n y t h i n g
triggers a per-
sonal story is
tic director of
arts at the Lawrence Arts Center,
said it’s an environment where
someone in the audience can
become a performer.
“It’s a group of people spend-
ing time listening to one another,
which we don’t always do in social
environments,” Averill said.
Free State Story Slams are not
competitive but the audience does
vote on its two favorite stories
of the evening. During the story
slam in May, the favorites of the
season are invited back for a sort
of best of show story slam.
Anyone 18 or older is welcome
to join in on the Free State Story
Slam this Friday in the Lawrence
Arts Center Black Box Theatre.
Music starts at 7 p.m. and stories
last until 9 p.m. There is no gen-
eral admission fee, but donations
— Edited by Hayley Jozwiak
When Jacque Amadi hits up a
thrift store, she means business —
— literally. Sifting through racks of
stained prom dresses and T-shirts
with quaint logos, she hunts for
something fresh, something cute,
or something that someone from
New York, Texas or Australia will
want to buy.
For Amadi, a senior from
Wichita majoring in psychology
with a business minor, fashion
isn’t just a hobby. Vintage clothes
are her job. And she loves her
In Oct. 2012, Amadi decided
to put her interests together and
profit from the hobbies she would
spend her time on anyway. She
launched shoplioness.com, an
online vintage boutique, to sell
gently-used vintage and vintage-
inspired clothing, accessories and
jewelry to fellow young women in
love with ‘90s style.
“The way you want the world
to see you that day should be what
you’re wearing,” Amadi said.
The transition to run her own
online store didn’t seem like a
huge step to Amadi. Her blog,
which she’s had since she was 16
years old, had around 500 fol-
lowers. The blog was where she
experimented with photography
and website design. She would
receive requests from individual
sellers and fashion producers ask-
ing her to give them publicity in
exchange for a free sample. Since
she started selling clothes she
finds on eBay, she has purchased
her own domain name and single-
handedly maintained all website
design and upkeep.
A normal week will usually
see four to six items sold, pack-
aged and shipped. The package
she currently uses allows Amadi
to put up to 25 items a month.
Although she plans to expand if
her site gets more purchasers, she
focuses on offering quality items
that fit her style.
“I want to make sure that every-
thing is wearable,” Amadi said.
Her clothing choices are both
cute and unique: high-waisted
pineapple shorts, a “Fresh Prince”
button-up top, a vintage ruby red
blazer — all priced between $15
and $20. Despite the hours she
pours into shopping and working
on her site, Amadi said she keeps
her prices low because she would
feel guilty inflating the prices of
“I don’t think I’ll increase the
prices anytime soon because I
want it to be for people like me
who don’t have the money to be
spending on secondhand clothes,”
Profits from her boutique aren’t
enough to turn into a career, but
Amadi isn’t searching for a career
in fashion. The hours she spends
with her Nikon D300 camera,
in front of her computer and
inspecting clothes at thrift stores
are an enjoyable replacement for a
more conventional, less entertain-
ing part-time job.
“I just really don’t like the min-
imum-wage work,” Amadi said.
“It’s a lot of work you don’t like
for a little bit of money. I decided
if I’m going to make minimum
wage, I might as well do it for
Yemi Oyemusi, a senior study-
ing cell biology from Maple
Wood, N.J., and Amadi’s boy-
friend sees Amadi’s hard work
“It’s what she loves to do,”
Oyemusi said. “It doesn’t seem
like too much work to her — it’s
like a hobby. I have a part-time
job and I hate going to work. For
her, it seems like that’s what she’d
be doing even if she wasn’t mak-
ing any money.”
— Edited by Dylan Lysen
old Clothes, new business
school of engineering
to host career fair
The School of Engineering is hold-
ing its spring career fair on Feb. 14
from noon until 4 p.m. on the ffth
foor of the Kansas Union. The fair
is primarily for students majoring
in engineering and related sciences,
but it is open to all KU students.
More than 100 companies rang-
ing from standard engineering frms
such as Black and Veatch, Burns and
McDonnell,Exxon Mobil, and Spirit
AeroSystems will be at the fair.
— Elly Grimm
Chancellor releases state
of university speech
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
released her “State of the University”
address yesterday. The video high-
lights some of the University’s great-
est accomplishments in 2012 and the
school’s continued efforts to fulfll its
responsibilities as the state’s fagship
university and as a member of the As-
sociation of American Universities.
Gray-Little said the University is
a year deep into its Bold Aspirations
strategic plan. A prominent step in this
plan is the raised admission standards,
which will go into effect in 2016. in
the coming months, the University will
also add 12 distinguished professors
and 22 additional faculty members to
The Far Above Campaign, through
the KU Endowment association, hopes
to raise $1.2 billion through private
donors. in the video, Gray-Little said
the campaign will allow the University
to be recognized as a top-tier research
— Allison Kohn
“i decided if i’m going
to make minimum wage,
i might as well do it for
“it’s a group of people
spending time listening
to one another, which we
don’t always do...”
Director of performing arts
Student entrepreneur finds and resells vintage clothes from local thrift stores
Jacque Amadi, a senior from Wichita, poses with some of her vintage clothing that
she sells through her online store, shoplioness.com.
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WHaT: Spring Study Abroad Fair
WHere: Kansas Union
WHen: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
abOuT: Explore your study abroad
options and meet with program coor-
dinators and past participants.
WHaT: Faith Forum: Rooted in Faith,
Working for the Earth
WHere: Ecumenical Campus Minis-
WHen: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
abOuT: Rachel Myslivy, program direc-
tor of the Climate and Energy Project,
discusses how faith and being good
to the Earth intertwine. People of all
WHaT: Free HIV Testing
WHere: Kansas Union
WHen: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
abOuT: The Douglas County AIDS
Project will host free HIV testing in
honor of National Black HIV Aware-
ness Day. All community members are
encouraged to attend.
WHaT: Tea at Three
WHere: Kansas Union
WHen: 3 to 4 p.m.
abOuT: Enjoy some free tea and cook-
ies. Extra points if you can speak with
a British accent.
WHaT: Frank Deford honored with
William Allen White award
WHere: Stauffer-Flint Hall
WHen: 10:30 a.m.
abOuT: The famed Sports Illustrated
writer will receive the 2013 William
Allen White Foundation National
WHaT: Campus Movie Series: “Argo”
WHere: Kansas Union, Woodruff
WHen: 8 to 10 p.m.
abOuT: See the seven-time Academy
Award nominee at the Union before
you watch the Oscars later this
month. Tickets are two $2 with a KU
WHaT: Spirit Social Media Contest
WHere: Kansas Union
abOuT: Are you the most die-hard
Jayhawk fan? Tweet a picture with
#KUSuperFan and enter to win a prize
from Student Union Activities and the
WHaT: Library Rummage Sale
WHere: Lawrence Public Library
WHen: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
abOuT: Look through gently used-
items, and feel good about investing
in a vintage purchase. All proceeds
beneft the Friends of the Library.
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real estate developer
buys naismith Hall
Naismith Hall, a student
residence hall located south of
campus, was purchased by the
Bromley Companies, according to
a recent news release. Bromley
plans to upgrade the facilities by
renovating the hall’s lobby and
student rooms and expanding the
lounge, study, eating and exercise
facilities. Bromley announced
that this spring Naismith Hall will
upgrade its Internet and wireless
services for residents.
“We are very excited to add
Naismith Hall to our portfolio,”
said James Graham, President of
the Bromley Companies. “It’s an
attractive, well located building
that has housed over 20,000 Uni-
versity of Kansas Students over
the years, and we plan to make a
significant capital investment to
transform the common areas and
According to the company’s
website, the Bromley Companies
is a real estate development and
investment company based in New
York. The Bromley Companies owns
several private residence halls on
other university campuses, includ-
ing its first acquisition, Bromley
Hall, at the University of Illinois
— Marshall Schmidt
Gov. Christie addresses his weight
LgbT Issues from
around the World
hosted at sMrc
The Sabatini Multicultural Re-
source Center will host Global
Pride: LGBT Issues from Around the
World from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13. The
panel, moderated by women, gen-
der and sexuality studies librarian
Tami Albin, will be a discussion
over international lesbian, gay, bi-
sexual and transgender topics.
Global Pride is in association
with the Lied Center’s It Gets Better
Project, a performing arts-centric
version of the national It Gets Bet-
ter movement. The project focuses
on issues prevalent with today’s
gay youth, such as diversity, toler-
ance and bullying.
The event is presented by the
University’s Center for East Asian
Studies, Center for Global & Inter-
national Studies, Center for Latin
American & Carribbean Studies,
Center for Russian Studies, the
Kansas African Studies Center and
the Lied Center of Kansas.
— Joanna Hlavacek
UNION BEACH, N.J. — Gov.
Chris Christie, who has acknowl-
edged to Barbara Walters he’s
“more than a little” overweight and
munched on a jelly doughnut on
David Letterman’s talk show, is ad-
dressing his weight issues head-on
as speculation intensifes he’s posi-
tioning himself to run for president
“If you talked to anybody who has
struggled with their weight, what
they would tell you is ‘every week,
every month, every year, there’s a
plan,’” Christie said Tuesday, a day
afer appearing with Letterman.
Christie has never revealed his
weight or released his medical re-
cords, and he bristled when his size
came up during the 2009 governor’s
race. An ad by incumbent Gov. Jon
Corzine accused Christie, a former
federal prosecutor, of “throwing his
Christie found himself address-
ing the issue again on Tuesday,
when a reporter asked whether
the people who elected him should
worry about his health because of
Christie said he’s “remarkably
healthy” and proved his ftness for
the job by working 18-hour days
afer Superstorm Sandy, considered
the state’s worst natural disaster,
slammed the Jersey coast on Oct.
He gave a similar answer when
Walters asked him in December
during her “Most Infuential Peo-
ple” special if he was too fat to be
“Tat’s ridiculous,” he respond-
Christie is widely mentioned as
a possible presidential candidate as
his national reputation has grown
since the storm. He said Tuesday
“there is a plan” for his weight.
“Whether it’s successful or not,”
he said, “you’ll all be able to notice.”
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Monday is the last day to cancel a
class. After Monday, a dropped class
will appear as a W on your transcript.
Information based on the
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
A 23-year-old male was arrested
Monday on the 4800 block of Bob
Billings on suspicion of aggravated
indecent liberties with a child. A
$75,000 bond was paid.
A 19-year-old male was arrested
Monday on the 3600 block of 25th
Street on suspicion of failing to ap-
pear in district court. A $500 bond
A 27-year-old male was arrested
Monday on the 3300 block of Iowa
Street on suspicion of theft. A $100
bond was paid.
A 42-year-old male was arrested
yesterday on the 1700 block of 24th
Street on suspicion of battery, ob-
struction of legal process, unlawful
possession of controlled substances
and criminal damage of property. A
$5,000 bond was paid.
A 23-year-old female was arrest-
ed Monday on the 900 block of Emery
Road on suspicion of operating un-
der the infuence. She was released
on a $500 bond.
A 40-year-old male was arrested
Monday on the 2400 block of Cedar-
wood Avenue on suspicion of domes-
tic battery and aggravated kidnap-
ping. A $50,000 bond was set.
A 25-year-old male was arrested
Monday on the 1900 block of East
19th Street on suspicion of aggra-
vated and indecent liberties with a
child. A bond of $75,000 was set.
— Emily Donovan
WICHITA — Anti-abortion
activists delivered a petition with
about 14,000 signatures to the
Wichita City Council on Tuesday
asking it to block the opening of a
clinic at the building once owned
by slain abortion provider George
The city council took no action
on the petition, which Kansans
for Life concede has no legal force.
However, the group also plans to
present the petition to the local
planning commission later this
month. The commission could rec-
ommend the city rezone the site or
An attorney for the clinic’s owner
said it would challenge any attempt
to use rezoning to prohibit the
clinic from opening.
“Our view is that there is no legal
basis that will justify rezoning and
that to the extent that the rezoning
is motivated by a political purpose,
it’s improper,” said Robert Eye,
the Topeka attorney representing
the clinic’s new owner. “The anti-
choice clique is effectively misusing
the rezoning laws to accomplish its
narrow purpose and that is incon-
sistent with what the law requires
related to rezoning.”
The Wichita-based nonprofit
Trust Women Foundation Inc. pur-
chased the building in late August.
The abortion rights group plans
to offer reproductive health care
services, including abortions, when
the clinic opens later this year.
The petition asks the city to
do “all in your power” to prevent
the clinic from opening in what it
contends is a residential neighbor-
hood. It contends the clinic would
create vehicular traffic, affect prop-
erty values and change the atmo-
sphere of the neighborhood due to
the noise and large crowds.
Eye said the clinic owners would
oppose rezoning by whatever legal
“I don’t want to anticipate that
the city of Wichita would do some-
thing that is not authorized by law,
but if there is a misuse of the zon-
ing laws to try to prevent a lawful
operation of our clinic, then, yes,
I would anticipate we would chal-
lenge that,” he said.
WASHINGTON — Most candy,
high-calorie drinks and greasy
meals could soon be on a food
blacklist in the nation’s schools.
For the first time, the govern-
ment is proposing broad new stan-
dards to make sure all foods sold in
schools are more healthful.
Under the new rules the
Agriculture Department proposed
Friday, foods like fatty chips, snack
cakes, nachos and mozzarella sticks
would be taken out of lunch lines
and vending machines. In their
place would be foods like baked
chips, trail mix, diet sodas, lower-
calorie sports drinks and low-fat
The rules, required under a child
nutrition law passed by Congress in
2010, are part of the government’s
effort to combat childhood obesity.
While many schools already have
improved their lunch menus and
vending machine choices, others
still are selling high-fat, high-cal-
Under the proposal, the
Agriculture Department would
set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium
limits on almost all foods sold in
schools. Current standards already
regulate the nutritional content
of school breakfasts and lunches
that are subsidized by the federal
government, but most lunchrooms
also have “a la carte” lines that sell
other foods. Food sold through
vending machines and in other
ways outside the lunchroom has
never before been federally regu-
“Parents and teachers work hard
to instill healthy eating habits in our
kids, and these efforts should be
supported when kids walk through
the schoolhouse door,” Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Most snacks sold in school
would have to have less than 200
calories. Elementary and middle
schools could sell only water, low-
fat milk or 100 percent fruit or veg-
etable juice. High schools could sell
some sports drinks, diet sodas and
iced teas, but the calories would be
limited. Drinks would be limited
to 12-ounce portions in middle
schools and to 8-ounce portions in
The standards will cover vend-
ing machines, the “a la carte” lunch
lines, snack bars and any other
foods regularly sold around school.
They would not apply to in-school
fundraisers or bake sales, though
states have the power to regulate
them. The new guidelines also
would not apply to after-school
concessions at school games or the-
ater events, goodies brought from
home for classroom celebrations,
or anything students bring for their
own personal consumption.
The new rules are the latest in
a long list of changes designed
to make foods served in schools
more healthful and accessible.
Nutritional guidelines for the sub-
sidized lunches were revised last
year and put in place last fall. The
2010 child nutrition law also pro-
vided more money for schools to
serve free and reduced-cost lunch-
es and required more meals to be
served to hungry kids.
The food industry has been
onboard with many of the changes,
and several companies worked with
Congress on the child nutrition
law two years ago. Major beverage
companies have already agreed to
take the most caloric sodas out
of schools. But those same com-
panies, including Coca-Cola and
PepsiCo, also sell many of the non-
soda options, like sports drinks,
and have lobbied to keep them in
A spokeswoman for the
American Beverage Association,
which represents the soda compa-
nies, says they already have reduced
the number of calories that kids are
consuming at school by pulling out
the high-calorie sodas.
Wichita activists attempt to block clinic opening
Proposed legislation to ban junk food in schools
In this Sept. 12, 2012 fle photo, side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in
Clinton, Miss. For the frst time, the government is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move
that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
MYTHS & MAYHEM
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o you consider yourself
an independent indi-
vidual? Do you take
responsibility for your actions?
Some people say being a fol-
lower will better prepare you for
the real world because you are
supposed to do what you are
told. But I say being a leader is
what will make this world a bet-
A lot of people nowadays are
content with following the lead-
er. They are happy with hiding in
the back of the class, jumping on
the bandwagon, or doing what’s
“cool” at the time. Don’t let that
I know I am not the most
credible person, but I used to be
one of those people. I used to
be shy and sit in the back of the
class, and I used to do whatever
my friends did, whether that
was a good decision or not. Ever
since I came to college in 2010 I
decided to take the initiative to
become more of a leader. And
now I am 21 years old and I con-
sider myself a leader rather than
a follower in situations that allow
me to be. I understand a person
cannot be a leader in every situ-
For example, being a follower
in the workplace is fine. Not
everyone can lead in a situation
like that. Follow your instruc-
tions and get the job done.
Eventually the hard work will
pay off and you will hopefully
have the opportunity to become
the leader of the workplace
I am talking about being a
leader in your own sense. Always
take lead of your own life and
actions. Make your own rules
and choices; don’t let others
make them for you by being a
follower. By making your own
choices in life, you become the
leader of your own situation.
Listening to advice from oth-
ers is always a good idea, but
you don’t have to put all advice
into action. Be the one to decide
which advice to use.
I understand it is a lot easier
said than done. But we can
be a leader and take charge of
our own lives. And we should.
Because we are all college stu-
dents, we are making decisions
that will possibly affect the rest
of our lives, and learning to take
charge should be near the top of
Take charge, make smart deci-
sions and don’t let the decisions
of your friends influence yours.
Be independent. Don’t let others
hold you back, and do what it
takes to take charge of yourself.
And then maybe you will begin
to see your friends and others
follow your lead.
Believe me when I say this:
Being a leader of your own life
will benefit you more than being
a follower. We all have what it
takes to be a good leader in our
own sense, so brave up and next
time you catch yourself sitting in
the back of the classroom, get up
and move closer to the front. You
will thank yourself in the future.
Carroll is a junior majoring in Eng-
lish from Salem, Conn. Follow him on
our college degree will
expire. Just like every bit
of knowledge we have
now, most of what you learn in
college will likely not be true
someday in your lifetime.
Degrees are not a guaranteed
ticket to the job market any-
more, and the basic structure of
modern day higher education
does not look like the best solu-
tion for the kind of world we
live in. This is not a small issue,
especially for us college students,
making a huge time and money
Fortunately, there is a solution
to it. And it all starts with actu-
ally understanding the problem.
Sam Arbesman, Kauffman
Foundation scholar and Harvard
mathematician, explains the
science behind this issue in his
book, “The Half-Life of Facts.”
Using “scientometrics” (the
science that measures science)
he demonstrates how knowl-
edge decays, and how nearly
everything we know will simply
not be true someday. And that
ranges from all we watch on TV
to every single fact we learned to
take our last finals.
The solutions for the prob-
lem vary, and some seem more
extreme than others. One of
them, as proposed by the PayPal
co-founder Peter Thiel, is to
drop out of college altogether.
He supports this with his Thiel
Fellowship, which recruits stu-
dents under the age of 20 to
drop out of college to pursue
other projects. Each student gets
a $100,000 funding to work on
whatever their passion is, which
could include social movements,
startup creation, or scientific
Although dropping out might
be tempting to some of us, I
understand it seems (and might
actually be) very risky. Besides,
your mom might not be very
thrilled about it. I know mine
didn’t when I brought that
up. But we can benefit from
understanding why dropping
out works for some people, and
apply it to our lives even without
quitting college altogether.
The solution is proposed
by Sam Arbesman. It involves
adopting a more flexible
approach to learning, rather
than treat formal education like
we used to: a one-and-done deal.
He shows in his book that to
understand the decay of knowl-
edge is to become more prepared
to deal with it.
Personal approaches to it
will vary. Dale Stephens, Thiel
Fellowship member and founder
of UnCollege.org, suggests a
wonderful starting point: asking
ourselves who we are, what we
love doing, and where are we
going. Although I did not drop
out of college like Stephens,
my own answers to these ques-
tions made me go for a flexible
approach to learning. They made
me experiment working and
studying in different countries,
trying my hands on a couple of
startups, and even helped me
find a job working in the same
place as Sam Arbesman, the
very cool mathematician who
inspired this column.
Despite some of the problems
pointed by many, college is still
an awesome learning environ-
ment. It is true; degrees are far
off from their previous promise
of knowledge we needed to
know from graduation and fur-
ther on. But if we take a flexible
approach to learning, and tame
our school coursework to save
time, college can still be a great
bridge to a wonderful wealth of
Morelix is a junior majoring in
business and economics from Belo
uring his speech in
Las Vegas on Jan. 28,
President Obama said,
“It’s really important for us to
remember history. Unless you’re
one of the first Americans, a
Native American, you came
from some place else, somebody
The point he made came a
day after a bipartisan group of
senators announced they would
be proposing legislation on the
immigration issue. Obama cited
this fact to highlight the hypoc-
risy of a nation of immigrants
with an “us vs. them” mindset.
Immigration reform is a central
issue for the Obama administra-
tion this term and the president
has been adamant that it needs to
The plan Obama outlined,
and the senators will try to pass,
addresses the 11 million illegal
immigrants living in the United
States, as well as an easier path to
citizenship for law abiding immi-
grants. Obama iterated moderate
ideas of compromise in his pro-
posal, which brings genuine hope
for reform to this controversial
11 million illegal immigrants
residing in the United States is
evidence enough that need for
reform is dire. It also presents a
challenge in how to deal with the
parties that are living here ille-
gally and have established their
It becomes a problem of practi-
cality when enforcing some of the
more archaic immigration policy.
Obama’s proposal would give
those people a path to citizenship
but not without consequence.
They would have to pay a fine
and would go to “the back of the
line, which is only fair,” Obama
To make that work, they are
given temporary “amnesty” from
illegal status and hopefully give
people living in the states illegally
the opportunity to assimilate as
they have never been capable of
“Critics will excoriate this
‘amnesty’ as capitulating to crimi-
nals, but it is far better than forc-
ing generally law-abiding people
to live in a persistent and incur-
able state of lawlessness,” wrote
The path to citizenship is pref-
erable to deportation not only for
illegal immigrants but also to the
larger population, which is why
this reform is so vital.
“Everybody knows that
America’s immigration system is
a mess. It turns away too many
useful people,” continued the
Economist. “And it also leaves 11
million people … who have often
worked in America for years yet
fear the knock on the door… to
live within its borders but in the
Reform would allow those
already illegally residing in the
U.S. to come out of the shadows,
contribute to society, participate
in democracy, and legally pay
all of their taxes. It would also
become easier for skilled laborers,
often times students educated in
the U.S., to immigrate here more
easily instead of being turned
away and to let us reap the ben-
efits of their production.
This pragmatic solution will
most likely encounter its biggest
roadblock in the GOP members
of the House of Representatives.
However basic republican princi-
ples, pro-business and free trade,
are somewhat contradicted by an
anti-immigration line. Obama’s
proposal in this case is a more
free market friendly approach
toward the labor market.
This legislation has the pos-
sibility to pass at this point and
will be especially crucial because
of the changing demographics
and voter groups. The Republican
Party now must be faced with
entertaining the ideas of their
base as well as staying com-
petitive in general elections. The
Hispanic and immigrant popula-
tion is growing and the GOP
received only 27 percent of the
Hispanic population vote in the
The changing fundamentals
of the United States only make
it more critical that immigration
issues are addressed.
Cosby is a sophomore majoring in
economics and political science from
Overland Park. Follow him on Twitter
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i set my scholarship hall fre alarm off
trying to cook something i found on pin-
terest... other than tasting like shame, it
wasn’t half bad.
i don’t always ask for my parents
permission when i go on disneychannel.
dear “dear hipsters” i hate hipsters
too, this coat is just warm.
lol at the frat guy telling others to
be more original. call me when your frat
pack outfts don’t all look the same.
if the bus driver nearly runs over sev-
eral pedestrians, can he be considered a
every time someone cringes at my
grammar i calmly remind myself that i’m
a mathematics major. poor grammar is
like a passive ability.
dear normal people, your north face
jackets offend me.
There should be educational videos at
orientation on how to wash your hands.
i love seeing friends when i give
my tours on campus! Makes me feel
Why do i get so much enjoyment out of
watching people try and open the locked
doors at camping?
i don’t know if anyone still cares, but
Fall oUT BoY is back!!!
To the person who likes my shoelaces.
Thanks i stole them from the president.
Biology professor: You ever see a
spider on lSd try to make a web? it’s not
really it’s okay people, this big table
isn’t all for me. You can sit with me,
good way to meet someone new!
go home, “go home, you’re drunk”
jokes. You’re getting old.
good thing they just “tes the pa
ask not for whom the steam whistle
blows. it blows for thee.
Thank you FFa. The blackboard app is
now the best app that i have.
Tú sabes que yo no hablo español!
Editor’s note: Parlo Italiano.
iTunes now has a “play it next”
feature. i’m taking full credit. Sincerely
past FFa ranter.
enough with dan the bus driver
already. get over it.
hey boy, ke$ha likes your beard.
You don’t need to be original when
mocking the greek system. it mocks
When talking about hp all my friend
had to say about it was “meh...” guess i
just lost a friend...
i feel like my greatest accomplish-
ment so far this semester is that i
haven’t fallen asleep in class yet.
Just saw a dude wearing Yoga pants.
consequences will never be the same.
@udK_Opinion whatever they
look hot in works for me.
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Because the stars
know things we don’t.
aries (March 21-april 19)
today is an 8
expect lots of new directives
in the next few days. friends
inspire laughter and brilliant
ideas, along with the means to
realize them. you’re exception-
ally insightful socially.
taurus (april 20-May 20)
today is an 8
romance is in the picture;
someone is impressed. travel
conditions improve. invest
in expanding your influence.
provide harmony at a group
meeting. share love.
gemini (May 21-June 21)
today is an 8
review your budget, and pay
bills today and tomorrow.
invest in your career. Accept
creative input from others.
Hidden benefits get revealed.
send or receive long-distance
cancer (June 22-July 22)
today is a 7
share the load, but hold on to
the responsibility. Accept an
unusual invitation. draw up
plans for a shared dream. this
can get romantic.
Leo (July 23-aug. 22)
today is a 7
fulfill promises you’ve made.
listen to partners, and put your
heads together. Clear instruc-
tions are needed. there’s plenty
of time to refine later.
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
today is an 8
you’re attractive, and at-
tracted, today and tomorrow.
define your terms and estab-
lish rapport. your words are
magic today. family helps with
your work. sidestep a pitfall.
Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is a 9
this week is excellent for
interior decoration. improve
living conditions with shrewd
bargaining. Get something
you’ve always wanted if you
can find it wholesale.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
today is an 8
you’re extra brilliant and
persuasive. being careful gets
you further than recklessness.
take care of family. Allow for
contingencies. finish a study
sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21)
today is an 8
keep sorting to find the miss-
ing clue. Help comes from far
away. this phase can be quite
profitable. parking may get
tricky. revel in romance.
capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
today is a 9
you’re stronger today and
tomorrow, with high energy.
keep close track of income and
prosper. it’s a good time to sell.
family benefits. Assertiveness
works well now. Avoid thorns.
aquarius (Jan. 20-feb. 18)
today is a 7
review priorities, and schedule
actions. you don’t see the en-
tire picture yet. Ask provocative
questions, and contemplate
potential outcomes. discover
treasure at home.
Pisces (feb. 19-March 20)
today is a 9
Associates provide valuable
input, and friends help you
advance. study with passion.
you’re coming up with great
ideas. there’s a sense of calm.
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“Bullet to the Head” isn’t as
dumb and groan-worthy in its
old-school mentality as “The
Expendables 2,” but it isn’t as com-
petently made as a typical Jason
Statham vehicle either. Instead,
it finds an undemanding middle
ground of nostalgia and mindless,
But thanks to star Sylvester
Stallone and veteran genre direc-
tor Walter Hill, there’s some merit
here. I’d actually forgotten how Sly
the Stallion’s roughneck charisma
can carry a film when it’s not used
in total bombast, and Hill wisely
remembers the gusto of great ‘80s
villains, making the baddies a big
As Stallone gives unnecessary
and laughable narration during
the opening, it’s really a cue for
the audience to power down their
brains immediately because the
narrative that follows frequently
ignores how things work out in
the real world.
It’s a simple revenge tale
where hitman Jimmy Bonomo
(Stallone) and D.C. detective
Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang) team
up in New Orleans to take
down those who killed their
partners. Kwon is a fresh-faced
thinker who relies on his phone
and online databases to figure
things out, while Jimmy mus-
cles his way through his foes for
Those bad guys include the
likes of Christian Slater as the
bankrolling playboy, Adewale
Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko
from “Lost”) as the enterprising
brains of the operation and Jason
Momoa as the brawny killer. Slater
owns sleazy roles like this, won-
derfully loathsome in his hand-
ful of scenes. Anikkuoye-Agabaje
essentially plays a low-grade Bond
villain, and his enjoyment of it is
Momoa didn’t have much
luck when he stepped into
Schwarzenegger’s shoes in the
“Conan the Barbarian” remake,
but he kicked ass in “Game of
Thrones” and I’ve been a fan since
his days on “Stargate: Atlantis.”
He stands out here with a relent-
less persistence and an awesome
axe fight climax against Stallone,
which was easily the coolest
Like the macho action flicks
of the ‘80s, Bonomo is a relic
of the past. He and Kwon ban-
ter about this comically, which
turns out pretty silly in the mov-
ie’s theme of old school vs. new
age. Kang annoys slightly with his
performance, sticking out as the
weaker link in the movie, but this
is clearly Stallone’s show and he
gives a solid beatdown.
Considering how generic
“Bullet to the Head” is and that it
doesn’t even take effective advan-
tage of its bayou setting, it’s cer-
tainly better than it has the right
to be. The harkening back to brash
action sensibilities and Stallone
performing in his element deliver
enough entertainment to pass an
afternoon, but you’ll forget the
movie as soon as you turn your
brain back on.
— Edited by Madison Schultz
Nostalgia, mindlessness pair in
new Sylvester Stallone fick
Actor Jason momoa attends the “bullet to the Head” premiere at AmC lincoln square last tuesday in New york. momoa
previously played khal drogo in Hbo’s “Game of thrones” and the title character of the 2011 “Conan” flm.
foal has new name
st. louis — the three-week-old
star of budweiser’s super bowl ad now
has a name: Hope.
Anheuser-busch said tuesday that
its contest to fnd a name for the foal
born Jan. 16 at the company’s Clydes-
dale ranch in mid-missouri generated
more than 60,000 tweets, facebook
comments and other messages. Hope
was one of the more popular names
generated through the social media
other suggestions were nods to the
song featured in the commercial, in-
cluding landslide — the name of the
song — and stevie — for fleetwood
mac singer stevie Nicks.
“we were overwhelmed by the re-
sponse we got,” lori shambro, brand
director for budweiser, said in a
“many of our fans wanted a name
to refect their optimism and spirit,
which the name Hope encapsulates
beautifully,” shambro said.
the ad chronicles the enduring
bond of a Clydesdale foal and the
horse’s trainer. Anheuser-busch has
released a two-minute version avail-
able on youtube.
the young horse proved to have
some acting chops: though a female,
she played a male in the 60-second
spot “brotherhood.” the commercial
ranked No. 1 on usA today’s Ad meter,
a ranking based on fan voting on the
usA today website through facebook
— Associated Press
3 P I T C H E R S
2 2 8 8 I O WA S T . 7 8 5 . 8 5 6 . 7 3 6 4
ario Chalmers was robbed.
After making the most memo-
rable shot in Kansas basketball
history, many reaped profits off his suc-
cess. Not a dime went Chalmers’ way.
I’m sure the $4 million that Chalmers
pocketed last year made him more than
well-off financially, but the man that
played a fairly large role in the Jayhawks’
fifth national title was duped for quite a
bit of money.
Sure Chalmers may not be up in arms
about the whole situation, but other
past college athletes are. Ed O’Bannon, a
former UCLA basketball standout in the
early 1990s, is currently leading a lawsuit
gaining momentum against the NCAA—
and it has the backing of big names like
Oscar Robertson and Bill Russell. The
lawsuit was formed against the NCAA on
the grounds that college athletes should
have a right to pursue the revenues of
rebroadcasted games. Last year, the law-
suit was amended to include live game
Last week, a California judge ruled in
favor of the plaintiffs, denying an NCAA
motion to prevent these players from
seeking the revenues of live broadcasts.
The recent ruling has re-aroused con-
troversial conversation: should collegiate
athletes be paid? But before we get too
indulged in the sight of Ben McLemore
and #KUCMB swervin’ in Benz-S on
Jayhawk Boulevard, let’s sort this out.
College basketball and football programs
rake in millions of dollars each year.
The average Division I football program
brings in $15.1 million annually while the
college basketball program averages $10.1
million annually. The players’ influence
on the profits is obvious and inevitable.
They affect ticket and merchandise
sales. They attract national attention in
the form of live game broadcasts. You
watched Jimmer Fredette, not BYU.
Should Fredette have seen some cash
flow? What about Mario, or even Thomas
Robinson, whose jersey hangs in about
half the closets of all the university’s stu-
dents. Sell me a jersey without a name or
For the NCAA to fix player compen-
sation at zero when the athletes are the
main attraction—the reason money is
being made—is wrong. As rich as they
may become, it should be up to the play-
ers to decide what to do with money
they are responsible for making. Do the
players listed above need the money?
Probably not. But as for student athletes
now? Trick question. It’s not for us or the
NCAA to decide.
— Edited by Brian Sisk
Q: In what year did the University’s
athletic program have the largest
TriviA of The dAy
“I used to be totally against it,”
Self told The Star. “I used to be
totally against doing anything other
than room, board, books, tuition
and fees. But I’ve changed. And the
landscape has changed also. It was
always big business; now it’s huge
–-Bill Self as told to Kansas City Star
The University of Kansas ath-
letic program brought in revenue
of $74,850,203 in 2011.
fAcT of The dAy
The MorNiNG BreW
QuoTe of The dAy
College athletes deserve compensation
By Chris Hybl
This week in athletics
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TrACK & FIeLD
No events scheduled
On Tuesday, the U.S. Track
& Field and Cross Country
Kansas women’s track and
field team as the No. 1 ranked
team in the nation. This is
the first time for any Kansas
No. 1. The
a day after
s e n i o r
hor i z on-
Andrea Geubelle was named
Division I National Athlete of
The Kansas women have
seven athletes ranked on the
nation’s top-10 list in seven
events. Geubelle leads the
long jump with a distance
6.69 meters and holds the
No. 2 position in the triple
jump with 13.45 meters.
Senior long jumper Francine
Simpson joins Geubelle in
the top-10 list at No. 6.
Senior sprinter Paris
Daniels has two top-10 times,
7.32 in the 60 meters and
23.26 in the 200 meters.
Daniels sits at No. 7 in the 60
meters and No. 6 in the 200
Junior pole vaulter Natalia
Bartnovskaya has the third
best vault in the NCAA this
season after record placing
performance in New York
over the weekend. She had a
vault of 4.30 meters. Junior
pole vaulter Demi Payne
stands with her teammate
with the sixth best vault in
After breaking her own
school record with a throw
of 21.76 meters, senior Alena
Krechyk moved to the No.
2 spot in the weight throw.
Sophomore Lindsay Vollmer
had a score of 4,094 in the
pentathlon at the Jayhawk
Classic in Lawrence two
weeks ago. She still holds the
No. 5 spot.
Most of the No. 1 Kansas
women will be compet-
ing Friday and Saturday at
the Tyson Invitational in
— Edited by Heather Nelson
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When will TCU pick up its
frst conference win?
The Horned Frogs haven’t come close
to winning since playing Texas Tech at
home and will have yet to face the Red
Raiders in Lubbock, Texas. Could TCU go
winless in its frst year in the Big 12?
been one of the
few TCU play-
ers to stay com-
tough Big 12
had at least fve boards and eight points
in his last fve games.
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kyAn Anderson, GuArd
TCU’s point guard is one of only two Horned
Frogs averaging more than 10 points per game.
But averaging as many assists per game as turn-
overs per game (3) isn’t going to break the losing
streak anytime soon. His knack to turn the ball over
has gotten worse since conference play began.
GArlon Green, GuArd
Green has also fallen on hard times in the scor-
ing department. While he averages 10 points per
game he has reached that plateau just once in the
last six games. Although, he did score 20 points on
the road against the same Oklahoma State team
that just handed Kansas a loss at home.
connell crosslAnd, ForwArd
The Horned Frogs frontcourt does have size but
that hasn’t counted for much. Crossland comes in
at 6-foot-7 inches, 190 pounds and has only been
a factor on the boards. He grabbed 12 last game
Adrick Mckinney, ForwArd
Where Abron’s numbers have fallen, McKin-
ney’s have picked up. At 6-foot-8 inches, 250
pounds, McKinney is the same size as Abron but
since conference play began, he’s averaged 10
points per game with at least fve boards. McKin-
ney has been one of the bright spots during TCU’s
eight-game losing streak.
devontA Abron, ForwArd
It hasn’t been easy for TCU’s sophomore for-
ward. After starting the season with a streak
of scoring in double fgures, Abron has seen his
production tank and hasn’t been able to score
more than 10 points since the conference opener
against Texas Tech.
KANSAS 85, TCU 56
elijAh johnson, GuArd
Coach Bill Self gave Johnson a vote of confdence
after Johnson’s turnover on Kansas’ fnal posses-
sion cost the Jayhawks an opportunity to attempt
a game-tying shot. Self said he only needs to look
at Kansas’ 19-2 record to know Johnson is still the
right player to start at the point. It’s clear that John-
son’s low-volume scoring but high-volume turn-
overs frustrate them both. Playing against a team
that has never seen him play in person before may
help Johnson break out of his scoring slump.
ben McleMore, GuArd
Although Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown and
Marcus Smart stole the headlines for scoring 28
and 25 points, respectfully, McLemore played
his best offensive game since the Big 12 opener
against Iowa State. He picked up two fouls in the
frst 13 minutes on Saturday, but he didn’t let foul
trouble affect his game for probably the frst time
this season. McLemore’s 17 feld goal attempts
were his second-most this season. During a 13-4
Kansas run early in the second half in which Mc-
Lemore scored 11 points, he showed the killer of-
fensive instinct Self has been hoping to see
trAvis releFord, GuArd
Releford had an unusually quiet offensive per-
formance Saturday, attempting only fve feld goals
and failing to get a transition bucket. He hasn’t
scored more than 15 points during a Big 12 game,
but it was the frst time he failed to reach double
fgures. However, his ability to stay involved in
the game’s fow benefts Kansas if Ben McLemore
picks up two quick fouls.
kevin younG, ForwArd
Young beneftted from a higher-scoring game
Saturday, scoring 12 points and grabbing four
steals in only 24 minutes of action. Young got to
the free throw line eight times against Oklahoma
State. If he can match that feat tonight, TCU
doesn’t have enough talented forwards to battle
Kansas’ big men.
jeFF withey, center
Withey is the Jayhawks’ leading rebounder
with 8.3 rebounds per game, and is the team’s
most consistent player. However, Withey and Kevin
Young’s inability to keep Oklahoma State from
grabbing offensive rebounds hurt Kansas down the
stretch in its loss Saturday. He’ll face a TCU team
that starts three players that are either 6-feet-7
inches or 6-feet-8 inches, but none of them aver-
age more than 6.9 rebounds per game.
NO.5 KANSAS VS. TExAS ChRISTIAN
8 P.m., DANIEL-mEYER COLISEUm, FORT WORTh, TExAS
Kansas takes on the Frogs
Jayhawks make debut at TCU
COUNTDOWN TO TIPOFF
— blake schuster
AT A GLANCE
PLAYER TO WATCh
When TCU joined the Big 12, it wasn’t
because of its history of basketball
dominance. That lack of tradition has
certainly carried over. The Horned Frogs
have yet to win a conference game this
season, and the closest they came was
an 11-point loss at home to Texas Tech.
AT A GLANCE
PLAYER TO WATCh
Coming off a bitter loss to Oklahoma
State at Allen Fieldhouse, only the eighth
home loss for coach Bill Self during
his Kansas career, the Jayhawks face
a putrid TCU squad that might not win
a conference game this season. The
Horned Frogs only average 54.1 points
per game. Although TCU only surrenders
58.5 points per game, Kansas will look to
take out its frustrations on the offensive
end and may have no problem scoring at
least 70 points for the second consecu-
elijAh johnson, GuArd
ed the senior
point guard after
he dribbled the
ball off his foot
to an Oklahoma
State player with
by three points
on its fnal pos-
said he didn’t immediately realize it but
he needed a pep talk after costing his
team a shot at tying the game, and Self
gave it to him. Playing against an over-
matched TCU squad may be the perfect
scenario for Johnson to take command of
the game again without fear of getting
benched if he makes a mistake.
Did Bill Self make the right
After the Oklahoma State loss, the
immediate popular sentiment was to
bench Johnson for the TCU game in favor
of sophomore Naadir Tharpe, a true point
guard. Self’s response was that Kansas
is 19-2 with Johnson at the helm, a bet-
ter indication of his job as the team’s
leader than his shooting percentage.
Although a team’s record doesn’t matter
in the heat of tournament play, Johnson’s
offensive numbers are similar to what
they were at this time last year before he
made clutch shots in the NCAA Tourna-
ment. Self seems to be the only one in
Lawrence not overreacting, which may
pay huge dividends for Johnson’s conf-
dence later in the season.
bY ThE NUmbERS
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bAbY JAY WILL CRY
4 — TCU is 0-4against the Jay-
76 — The most points TCU has
scored in a game this season.
59.1 — TCU’s team free throw
4-0 – Kansas’ all-time record
against TCU, with the last victory being
93-74 at Allen Fieldhouse in December
264 – The Jayhawks have played
264 games without suffering consecu-
tive losses, the longest active streak
in Division I. The last time Kansas lost
consecutive games was Jan. 14 and 16,
2006, at home against Kansas State and
on the road against Missouri.
24 – If Kansas wins tonight it
would give the team 20 wins for the 24th
consecutive seasons starting with the
If TCU scores more than 60 points. At
the beginning of the season, Northwest-
ern held the Horned Frogs to 33 points. In
Big 12 play, TCU has yet to top 56.
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Big Jay reads the UDK as the Oklahoma State starters are announced during Saturday, Feb. 2 gaem agains Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse where the Jayhawks were defeated 85-80. The loss ended KU’s 33 games home win streak.
Sophomore guard Natalie Knight
walks into practice with a limp and a
laugh. A smile never seems to leave
her face as she rebounds missed
shots for her teammates.
A week ago, the starting guard
tore the ACL in her right knee and
realized her season was over. Knight
has remained a symbol of positivity
since the shock that came with such
a major injury.
She is surrounded by team-
mates that know exactly what she is
going through. Senior guard Angel
Goodrich, senior forward Carolyn
Davis and junior guard CeCe
Harper have all experienced a torn
“It was devastating,” Carolyn
Davis said of Knight’s injury. “You
never want to see somebody go
down, especially someone who’s
young and never been through that,
but at the same time it gives every-
one strength. We’re playing for her.”
Wednesday night, the Jayhawks
will play on the road against Baylor,
the No. 1 ranked team in the nation.
The currently unranked Jayhawks
are going into the game with the
mentality that there is nothing to
The game at Baylor represents
another challenge for Kansas, a team
that’s been through its fair share
of challenges. A Kansas win would
shock the college basketball world.
A loss, no matter how large, would
not surprise anybody.
“Their atmosphere is crazy,”
Goodrich said. “It’s tough to play
there, but it’s also exciting. We’ve
gotta stick together, we’re all we got
when we go on the road.”
The team has had to come togeth-
er over the past week since Knight’s
injury. The seniors, Goodrich,
Davis, and guard Monica Engelman,
have been through this a few times
now. They know how to handle the
adversity of a season-ending injury.
Last season it was Davis’ injury that
had the same affect.
They also know that there is no
one player on the roster that can
make up for what Natalie Knight
does; it has to be a collective effort.
Sophomore Asia Boyd will certainly
see more playing time, as she did
in the last game at Kansas State,
but the Jayhawks are not looking
for Boyd to replace Knight. They
would rather she play a role that
fits her and what she does well.
The goals for this season did not
change with Knight’s injury, just as
the team didn’t give up its hope of
an NCAA tournament appearance
when Davis was injured last season.
What changes is that there is no
more room for error.
“When your team is low on num-
bers because of injuries, you better
be low on excuses too,” head coach
Bonnie Henrickson said. “They’ve
responded that way.”
In a way, the experience of deal-
ing with so many of these same
injuries in the past seems to have
made the team stronger.
If not that, maybe it is simply the
smile on Natalie Knight’s face as she
goes through this recovery process
that bonds the team together.
“I feel like what makes us even
stronger is seeing the positiv-
ity in the one that’s hurt,” Goodrich
said. “Seeing that their still push-
ing through, so you have to push
— Edited by Madison Schultz
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Volume 125 Issue 68 kansan.com Wednesday, February 6, 2013
By Mike Vernon
Fans need to
stand by their
Self to maintain Johnson
as the team’s point guard
crossover dribble can be a
When it’s done well,
when a defender doesn’t expect it,
when a defender can’t do anything
about it, it’s one of basketball’s
When it goes off a defender’s
foot in the final possession of a
game, it gives fans the opportunity
to question your job.
Right now, Kansas fans are
questioning if Elijah Johnson
should be the Jayhawks’ starting
point guard. Right now, Kansas
fans are asking whether or not
Johnson should even be in the
They should stop — right now.
No fan should be thrilled with
the performance of the senior
leader. Bill Self isn’t and neither
is Johnson. However, that doesn’t
mean they should just give up on
a player that is a key ingredient
in the Jayhawks’ 2013 recipe for
“For us to have any chance of
being a national contender and
competing at the highest level,
your best players have to play
good,” Bill Self said. “He is without
question one of our best players.”
Self said in this case, with this
team, the point guard should be
judged for his record more than
his stats. In Johnson’s case, 19-2
and a top-5 ranking doesn’t look
too shabby. However, it’s easy to
say that Johnson is a big reason
the loss column has a “2” instead
of a “1,” and he knows it.
“I blame that loss on me 100
percent,” Johnson said. “The
senior guard always rallies the
team up, and gets the Fieldhouse
to turn up and takes care of the
job for the night. I never did that.
I had a blank face out there and I
didn’t like that at all.”
Self likes to point out that the
Ravens didn’t bench Joe Flacco
after losing four of their last
five games to end the season. It
worked out pretty well for the
Ravens, and John Harbaugh
looks like he made the right call.
It needs to be said that benching
Alex Smith for Colin Kaepernick
worked pretty well for Jim
Harbaugh and the 49ers, too.
Self ’s banking on Johnson being
more of a Flacco than Naadir
Tharpe being a Kaepernick, and
why wouldn’t he?
Just one year ago Johnson found
himself in a similar midseason
slump. You know what happened?
He snapped out of it and was
imperative to the Jayhawks’ run to
the National Championship.
In fact, Johnson was one of
KU’s best players in the champion-
ship game against Kentucky. He
was one of three players to score
double-digit points and traveled
on a late three that would’ve given
Kansas a chance.
If the Jayhawks hope to have
any kind of repeat love-affair with
winning a championship, Johnson
will have to be the Jayhawks’ start-
ing point guard. This is no time
to make a lineup change, just time
for Johnson to pick up his play like
he did one season ago.
“It will fall,” Johnson said. “I
know it will.”
— Edited by Madison Schultz
Senior guard elijah Johnson goes for a dunk during Saturday’s game against oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse. the
Jayhawks were defeated 85-80. Johnson scored 8 points during the matchup.
Kansas coach Bill Self isn’t
wavering on his starting lineup
when the Jayhawks take the court
at 8 p.m. tonight against the TCU
Although senior point guard
Elijah Johnson drew the brunt
of criticism for turning over the
ball on Kansas’ final possession
in its Saturday loss to Oklahoma
State, Self is sticking with Johnson
against TCU and apparently for the
rest of the season.
“I think most quarterbacks are
judged by their record more so
than their stats, and I think in
our situation, we should judge our
point guard more by their record
than we do his stats,” Self said.
“And I do know this: for us to have
any chance of being a national
contender and competing at the
highest level, your best players have
to play good, and he is without
question one of our best players.
He is my guy and will remain my
Although Self could have pulled
Johnson from his starting role in
favor of a true point guard in soph-
omore Naadir Tharpe, Johnson
said Self ’s decision to keep him
in the starting lineup may be the
boost he needs to help him raise his
game. Self may have realized that
before even Johnson did, because
he admitted he didn’t even real-
ize he needed Self ’s pep talk until
“Usually I don’t but yesterday I
did,” Johnson said Monday. “I defi-
nitely needed one yesterday and
coach gave it to me. And I didn’t
realize until I went home that’s
what I got.”
Playing against TCU may be the
perfect opportunity for Johnson to
regain his confidence.
The Horned Frogs are in
their first season in the Big 12
Conference, and it’s clear their bas-
ketball program is overmatched.
They enter with a 9-12 record that
includes an 0-8 mark in confer-
Kansas coach Bill Self sees TCU’s
program as one that’s concerned
with future years, not this one.
“Trent Johnson is in his first year
and during that transition period,
you always have some situations
that don’t go smoothly,” Self said.
“He’s building for the future, and
they’ve actually recruited very well
thus far. His teams will guard you,
they don’t give up a lot of points.
They’ll be much better moving for-
No matter what Self ’s prediction
for the Horned Frogs’ future is,
the most important thing for him
is his team’s performance tonight.
Kansas has gone 264 games with-
out consecutive losses since losing
at home to Kansas State and in
Columbia, Mo., against Missouri.
But after suffering Self ’s eighth
loss at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday
against Oklahoma State, the
Jayhawks have to defend the streak
That’s not a bad challenge for
Self, who said his team needed to
experience a humbling loss.
“Losses are OK as long as you
get better through them,” Self said.
“I think losing at home, to be hon-
est, was good for us. I don’t want to
lose — don’t get me wrong — but
I think for our team, our mind set
and psyche, I think it was probably
good for us to be humbled.”
— Edited by Brian Sisk
Senior leaders must step up to fll the void
Senior guard Angel goodrich drives the ball during the frst half of the match against baylor at Allen Fieldhouse on Jan 13.
goodrich had 16 total points with seven assists. kansas was defeated by the lady bears 60-82.
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