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johnson puts the ice on iowa state, helping self seal a landmark victory
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rmccarthy@kansan.com AMES, Iowa — Elijah Johnson has taken a lot of flak his senior year. He was cast out by many Jayhawk fans as a player who had lost the swagger seen last March and would not get it back the rest of his career as a Jayhawk. Well into Kansas’ 108-96 victory over Iowa State on Monday, he silenced all the critics by having the best scoring performance by a Kansas player since the team entered the Big 12 with 39 points, including 30 points in the last 25 minutes of the game. So how did it feel for Johnson to take complete control of the game down the stretch? “I blacked out,” Johnson said. “That’s the best way to speak about it.” That’s what basketball players refer to as being the zone. It’s where somebody can attack the glass at will and make a layup or hit two clutch free throws to send a game into overtime. It’s where every shot is going in, and the basket gets bigger and bigger. More importantly, it means when a broken play happens with 54 seconds left in overtime that, by throwing the ball toward the basket as the shot clock buzzer sounded, it’s probably going in. “I looked down on the other end of the basket, and I begged for the ball. He threw it to me casually, and I just shot it in rhythm,” Johnson said. It wasn’t just Johnson, though; he had help from many of his seniors, especially Travis Releofrd, who kept the team together when the front court struggled through foul trouble. “He kept us in the game,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “We didn’t have a lot going, and Travis made two or three big plays and shots. He’s a winner and competitor. Our seniors stepped up big.” Releford finished the game with 19 points, but it was his smooth stroke from long range that helped his team prevail. He finished five of nine from 3-point range. The third senior to step up for the Jayhawks was senior Kevin Young, who, like on many recent occasions, gave the Jayhawks a spark out of the gate. He led the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding for much of the first half. The last senior with major contributions for the night was senior Jeff Withey, who was battered and bruised and eventually fouled out the game — but not before he collected another double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The surprise of the night was freshman Ben McLemore, who struggled to find his rhythm in another crucial road game. Luckily, much of the senior class stepped up when the Jayhawks needed it down the stretch. Lost in much of this game was the impeccable execution by the Iowa State Cyclones, who dropped a school-record 17 3-pointers on the Jayhawks. The star of this show was senior Tyrus McGee, who seemed unable to miss for a long stretch of the second half. He ended the game with 22 points. Iowa States ‘senior guard Korie Lucious was the team’s leading scorer with 23 points. “I don’t know if we defended that bad as if they made some tough shots,” Self said. “Tyrus McGee, wow, what a game he had.” Despite the shootout this game turned into and all the great performance that made the Hilton Coliseum, one thing was clear: This was Elijah Johnson’s game, and this is now Elijah Johnson’s team to lead. “He was unbelievable. He was the best player in the country tonight,” Self said. “I’ve had some guys get 30 before, but never get 30 in a half.” As Self said, “He deserved a night like tonight.” — Edited by Sarah McCabe

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last night. They demonstrated Latin dances such as the samba, cha cha and rumba. They also did Despite the winter weather, a West Coast Swing dance, a dance Student Union Activities hosted the that comes from Lindy Hop and Performing Arts Variety Showcase the Jitterbug. Maggie Ma, a senior from last night. SUA originally planned for stu- Beijing, said that Dancesport likes dent groups on campus to demon- to perform to let students know strate their dances and then teach that dancing is fun and good for the audience some basic moves, your health. Alec Bowman, a masters student but after a few groups dropped out last minute, it decided to change from Pocatello, Idaho, has been ballroom dancup the night to a ing for about casual, “open mic five years. He night” feel. “Technique and partner said that their Two groups p er for mance showed up last connection are the most last night was night: KU Jeeva and important.” different from KU Dancesport. KU Jeeva is a AleC BowmAn what they norcompetitive South Ballroom dancer mally do for competitions. Asian fusion dance “Technique group. It incorporates different styles of danc- and partner connection are the ing including Bhangra, classical, most important,” Bowman said. Bea Tretbar, a sophomore from Bollywood and hip-hop. Bhangra originated in India and is a tra- Wichita and SUA’s fine arts coorditional dance. There are seven dinator, said that because of the types of classical Indian dancing weather, they needed another that used to be performed in tem- draw-in for students, and that was ples. Bollywood dance comes from how they came up with the open mic night plan. They decided to Indian cinemas. Monica Roychowdhury, a junior award first place with a cash prize from Overland Park, is one of nine as an incentive for more performers. members of Jeeva. No one decided to perform last “We’re always excited to perform for audiences like this because they minute, and both dance teams usually aren’t familiar with Indian ended up tying for first place, each winning $75. dance,” Roychowdhury said. “The snow hindered it, but I like KU Dancesport is a competitive ballroom dancing group. With how it turned out,” Tretbar said. 25 members, Dancesport incorpo— Edited by Madison Schultz rates standard ballroom with Latin dances. Four members performed

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wHat: Student Senate Legislative Committees wHere: Kansas Union wHen: 6 to 8 p.m. about: Prospective bills must first go through the legislative cycle. Committee meetings are open to all students. wHat: Final Cut Pro X: The Fundamentals wHere: Budig Media Lab wHen: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. about: Are you a budding Spielberg but don’t know how put a video together? This workshop will teach you the basics of the Final Cut Pro X editing program.

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hurt by the spill, said BP execu- the owner of the Deepwater Hotives applied “huge financial pres- rizon rig failed to properly train sure” on its drilling managers to its crew, calling it a “chronic “cut costs and rush the job.” The problem allowed by Transocean project was more than $50 mil- management to go uncorrected.” lion over budget and behind “The work force was not always schedule at the time of the blow- aware of the hazards they were out, Roy said. exposed to,” Roy said. “They don’t “BP repeatedly chose speed know what they don’t know.” over safety,” Roy said, quoting Roy also said Halliburton defrom a report by an expert who served some of the blame for may testify later. providing BP Brad Brian, with a proda lawyer for rig uct that was owner Transoce“Despite BP’s attempts to “poorly dean Ltd., said the signed, not shift the blame to other Swiss-based drillproperly testparties, by far the primary ed and was ing company had an experienced, unstable.” fault for this disaster well-trained crew Underbelongs to BP.” on the rig. Brian hill heaped said the Transblame on BP MIKE UNDERHILL ocean workers’ executives Justice Department Attorney worst mistake and onshore may have been managers placing too much trust in the BP for cost-cutting decisions they rig supervisors on the rig. made in the months and weeks “And they paid for that trust leading up the disaster. He said with their lives,” Brian said. “They the primary “rig-based” cause of died not because they weren’t the blowout was a botched safety trained properly. They died be- test in which two BP rig supervicause critical information was sors, Robert Kaluza and Donald withheld from them.” Vidrine, disregarded abnormalLawyers for BP and Hallibur- ly high pressure readings that ton, the cement contractor that should have been glaring indicaconstructed the cement barrier tions of trouble. to prevent oil or gas from flowUnderhill said Vidrine and ing up the well, will outline their Mark Hafle, a BP engineer in cases later Monday. Houston, discussed the test reRoy said the spill also resulted sults over the phone less than an from rig owner Transocean Ltd.’s hour before the explosion but “woeful” safety culture. He said failed to take steps that could


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NEW ORLEANS — With billions of dollars at stake, the trial to figure out how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill began Monday with the federal government saying the oil giant was mostly to blame for a disaster caused by putting profits ahead of safety. Justice Department attorney Mike Underhill said BP PLC, which leased the rig and owned the blown-out Macondo well, said the disaster resulted from the London-based company’s “culture of corporate recklessness.” “The evidence will show that BP put profits before people, profits before safety and profits before the environment,” Underhill said during opening statements. Eleven workers died when the rig exploded April 20, 2010, and millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is hearing the case without a jury and — barring a settlement — will decide months from now how much more money BP and other companies involved in the ill-fated drilling project owe for their roles in the environmental catastrophe. “Despite BP’s attempts to shift the blame to other parties,” Underhill said, “by far the primary fault for this disaster belongs to BP.” Attorney Jim Roy, who represents individuals and businesses

have prevented the blast. “Instead, both men, armed with knowledge that could have saved 11 lives and prevented the Gulf oil spill, did absolutely nothing,” Underhill said. Kaluza and Vidrine have been indicted on federal manslaughter charges. Hafle hasn’t been charged with wrongdoing. BP has said it already has racked up more than $24 billion in spill-related expenses and has estimated it will pay a total of $42 billion to fully resolve its liability for the disaster. But the trial attorneys for the federal government, Gulf states and attorneys for people and businesses hope to convince the judge that the company is liable for much more. Hundreds of attorneys have worked on the case, generating roughly 90 million pages of documents, logging nearly 9,000 docket entries and taking more than 300 depositions of witnesses who could testify at trial. “In terms of sheer dollar amounts and public attention, this is one of the most complex and massive disputes ever faced by the courts,” said Fordham University law professor Howard Erichson, an expert in complex litigation. Barbier plans to hold the trial in at least two phases and may issue partial rulings at the end of each. — Associated Press

Ad Astra, the coalition opposing KUnited in the upcoming Student Senate elections, announced three additional platforms Monday via its Facebook page. These come after three initial platforms were released last week. The three latest platforms include: deCreasing transCriPt fees for Current students The coalition pledged to decrease the University fees required for sending current student transcripts for internship applications, graduate school applications and workforce applications. a state resoLution to eLiMinate saLes taxes on textbooKs Ad Astra said it will work with Kansas legislatures to eliminate sales taxes paid by all Kansas students on textbooks. PaViLion on tHe HiLL renoVation and HarVest weeK The coalition announced plans to renovate the pavilion overlooking Potter Lake in an effort to expand participation in Harvest Week, a fall philanthropic event started by the Greek community that raises money for local charities. The pavilion would serve as the venue for the Harvest Week concert. The three previously disclosed platforms are locking in transfer tuition rates, improving student parking and forming a Student Senate endowment. Ad Astra’s 2013 presidential and vice-presidential candidates are Marcus Tetwiler, a junior from Paola, and Emma Halling, a junior from Elkhart, Ind. — Marshall Schmidt

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TOPEKA — The Kansas Highway Patrol says the latest blast of winter weather has claimed one life in the northwestern part of the state. The patrol says 21-year-old Carlos Esqueda of Kansas City, Kan., died when the SUV he was driving hit an icy patch and overturned on Interstate 70 in Sherman County just before 9 a.m. Monday. Patrol superintendent Col. Ernest Garcia says Esqueda was not wearing a seat belt. A passenger who was buckled in survived the crash. Garcia spoke at an afternoon briefing where Gov. Sam Brownback and other officials urged Kansans to stay off the roads. Garcia says a trooper working another accident in northwest Kansas escaped injury when someone struck his vehicle Monday. Brownback says roads leading from southwest Kansas into the Oklahoma Panhandle were closed at the request of Oklahoma. — Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four people injured in a deadly natural gas explosion that destroyed a Kansas City restaurant continue recovering at a Kansas hospital. The University of Kansas has the area’s only adult burn center. Hospital spokesman Dennis McCulloch says one person remained hospitalized Monday in critical condition. Two others were in fair condition and one in good condition. Several other people were treated and released at other hospitals after the blast and fire leveled JJ’s restaurant on the Country Club Plaza last Tuesday night. The explosion killed one person. A Missouri Gas Energy official says a subcontractor working for a cable company hit a natural gas line with an underground borer more than an hour before the explosion. — Associated Press

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‘Logs to Literature’ turns trees into art
jjakowatz@kansan.com Local wood workers will have the opportunity to create art using the lumber that was taken from the trees that were removed for the recent renovations to the Lawrence Public Library. University associate professors Matthew Burke and Mark Jakubauskas are facilitating the community art project, called “Logs to Literature.” The goal of the project is for makers like wood workers, artists and sculptors to take all of the wood that remains from the chopped trees, create woodwork art and sell the created pieces as a benefit for the Friends of the Library. Burke, who is an associate professor of art at the University, said that the project will benefit both the makers and the library. “I would like almost all the wood to be turned into artwork and fine pieces of craft by people in the community, and then for those pieces to be sold so that the clear cutting of trees turns into a financial gain for the library — hopefully tens of

thousands of dollars,” Burke said. Burke hopes that whatever cannot be turned into artwork will be repurposed. “We’d like materials that are publicly owned to be repurposed so it’s not just turned into mulch,” he said. “This way, the old library continues on into the future.” Jakubauskas, who is co-facilitating the project with Burke, is a research associate professor with the Kansas Biological Survey and a courtesy associate professor with the University’s environmental studies program. In a recent news article, Jakubauskas and Burke laid out the benefits of the program. “Citizens of Douglas County who are concerned about the tree removal and library expansion will have an opportunity to constructively express their concern by becoming involved,” the release said. “The Logs to Literature program will economically benefit the Lawrence Public Library through the Friends of the Library. The attendance for the Logs to Literature exhibition will indirectly benefit Lawrence area businesses.”

Tomorrow is the 151st anniversary of the day the Kansas senate voted down a bill to locate the state’s public university in Manhattan. Just two years later, Lawrence was chosen.

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A 40-year-old female was arrested yesterday on the 1200 block of Tennessee street under suspicion of criminal trespassing. A $100 bond was paid. A 30-year-old male was arrested sunday on K10 under suspicion of no vehicle registration, no proof of liability insurance and driving with a suspended license. A $525 bond was paid. A 31-year-old male was arrested sunday on the 3300 block of iowa street under suspicion of burglary, property theft and burglary into a dwelling. No bond was posted. A 21-year-old male was arrested sunday on the 2900 block of Fenwick Drive under suspicion of domestic battery. No bond was posted. — Emily Donovan

The Lawrence public Library, currently under renovation, will be the site of a community art project, led by university associate professor Matthew Burke, and associate professor Mark Jakubauskas. over the next several months, they intend to change the landscape of the area by repurposing the original trees that had to be removed. Burke believes this is a great opportunity for the people of the Lawrence community to come together and use the created pieces to discover new things about themselves. “I’d like the makers to have personal stake in the remodeling of the library, to make something that they didn’t think they could make and have the experience of exhibiting their artwork or auctioning it off,” Burke said. “It will give them a sense of ownership.” The deadline to turn in applications for the project is May 31. Burke said that since May is a few months down the road, he hasn’t received any applications yet, but he has already had 135 people look at the proposal. The proposal asks applicants to keep to themes of


books or literature, but Burke is expecting the makers to use wood in ways they didn’t think it could be used. “Once we finish, the public will be able to see the talents and inspirations that are imbedded into this community come to life in wood,” Burke said. — Edited by Jordan Wisdom

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jjakowatz@kansan.com As graduation draws nearer, seniors across the nation are trading their Saturday nights out for intense study sessions in the library. “Balancing work, classes, an honors thesis and studying for the GRE this semester has definitely been a challenge,” said Bailey Widener, a senior from Kansas City, Kan. For those seniors who have chosen to take the next step in their education and apply to graduate school, they must first do well on the GRE exam, a graduate school admissions test. Bryan Do, a senior from Wichita, is taking the test on Saturday so he can attend graduate school for physical therapy. Do says that studying a little bit at a time rather than cramming all at once has helped him prepare for the exam. “I’ve been studying a little every night before going to sleep for the past three months, including during winter break, so balancing it with my school work hasn’t been too tough,” Do said. Widener also says that she has avoided cramming for the exam and thinks that studying over a long period of time will help come test day. “I’ve tried to study a total of eight hours per week, and I plan to continue doing so until a few days before I take the exam,” Widener said. “I want to take those few days leading up to the exam off so that I can center myself. There’s no use in trying to cram at the last minute.” Kait Perry, a senior from Auburn, took the GRE exam as a junior last May for her studies in neurobiology, and said she is thankful that she planned ahead. “I took the GRE early so I would have time to get my scores back and retake it if necessary,” Perry said. “I ended up doing really well, and it has been awesome not having to worry about it this year.” According to the testing section of the University’s website, the cost to take the GRE exam on campus is $175. Students can take the exam at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and it generally takes four-and-a-half hours to complete. Students need to bring two forms of identification with signatures, and at least one must be a government-issued ID with a photo. Students may only take the exam once every 30 days and no more than five times per 12-month period. Test-takers are not allowed any other aids besides the provided pencil and scratch paper. Perry decided that the best way to prepare for the exam was to purchase a review book and complete as many practice tests as she could. “Kaplan has a great review book that comes with a CD with 10 practice tests,” Perry said. “It was the exact format of the exam and the best way I found to practice.” As Do prepares to take the exam on Saturday, he hopes that his scores will make him an attractive candidate for graduate schools. “My GRE score will be looked at along with my GPA and extracurricular activities, so I’m just trying to cover all the bases and be as well-rounded as possible,” Do said. Widener is taking the GRE so that she can apply for Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology in the fall. “Getting a good score on the GRE will broaden my options,” Widener said. “Many programs look at your GRE score before they even consider your application, so it’s very important to do well.” As for Perry, she is enjoying her senior year without worrying about taking the exam. “My advice is to take it early, because you never know how you’ll do,” Perry said. — Edited by Taylor Lewis


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raped in front of each other to heighten their fears,” while another was going to be roasted alive over an open fire, she said. “The suffering was for his enjoyment, and he wanted to make it last as long as possible,” she said. Mangan-Valle broke down in tears several times, but the emotional peak of the day came when a defense attorney showed her pictures of Officer Gilberto Valle in uniform feeding their newborn daughter, prompting her and Valle to openly weep as the judge sent the jury away for an afternoon break. The drama came on the first day of testimony at the closely watched trial of the 28-year-old Valle, a baby-faced defendant dubbed the “Cannibal Cop” by city tabloids. Valle is accused of conspiracy to

NEW YORK — The estranged wife of a police officer struggled to keep her composure Monday as she testified about discovering shocking online chats and other evidence on his computer showing he had discussed killing her and abducting, torturing and eating other women. “I was going to be tied up by my feet and my throat slit, and they would have fun watching the blood gush out of me because I was young,” Kathleen Mangan-Valle told a Manhattan jury that one chat revealed. Mangan-Valle, 27, also read about plans to put one friend in a suitcase, wheel her out of her building and murder her. Two other women were “going to be

kidnap a woman and unauthorized use of a law enforcement database that prosecutors say he used to help build a list of potential targets. A conviction on the kidnapping count carries a possible life sentence. The officer has claimed his online discussions of cannibalism were harmless fetish fantasies. But in opening statements Monday, a prosecutor said “very real women” were put in jeopardy. “Make no mistake,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Jackson. “Gilbert Valle was very serious about these plans.” Defense attorney Julia Gatto argued that her client “never intended to kidnap anyone.” She added: “You can’t convict people for their thoughts, even if they’re sick.”




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he Kansas Legislature is attempting to screw individuals’ sexual health — and not in a good way. On Feb. 6, HB 2253 was introduced in the legislature, a 70-page bill that endeavors to severely restrict reproductive freedom in the state of Kansas. It further limits freedoms of individuals with the capability to become pregnant who decide to terminate a pregnancy. And while there are numerous sections in the bill I could criticize and tear into about their complete lack of respect for individuals’ rights to choose as well as inserting religious doctrine into secular governmental regulation, I’ll focus on one section in particular. Specifically, how it requires doctors by law to feed false information to their patients when they consider receiving an abortion. The bill states that “abortion causes breast cancer.” This statement originates from an outdated study that has long been disproven. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in February of 2003 “a workshop of over a 100 of the world’s leading experts who study pregnancy and breast cancer risk … they concluded that having an abortion or miscarriage does not increase a woman’s subsequent risk of developing breast cancer.” Yet Kansas legislators – even though they could discover this by, you know, talking to a doctor, for example – insist this is “medical fact” rather than antiquated and discredited research. In which case, if we’re allowing information that has been disproven by science to still reign as reality, then I declare Pluto is still a planet. Because science used to say it was. Personally, I think I’ll trust medical professionals rather than politicians when it comes to what is actually medical fact, which “abortion causes breast cancer”

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is not. This section’s inclusion in the bill not only stands out as morally wrong – requiring doctors to lie to their patients in order to coerce them into decisions about their bodies sounds like a hypocritical no-no to me – but tarnishes the reputation of the University of Kansas Medical Center. Just this past summer, the University received accreditation as a National Cancer Institute. This is incredible, not only for what it means for increased opportunities and funds for medical advances at KU Med, but

in terms of the recognition the University has received for the work its students are doing to end cancer. But requiring doctors that train at KU Med who go on to practice in Kansas to tell individuals that they are at risk for breast cancer if they receive an abortion is an insult to the field of cancer research and to the doctor-patient relationship. Also, the National Cancer Institute? They’re kind of the ones who, if you remember from earlier in the article, have said breast cancer and abortion have no correlation. So now our med school would be required to basically train doctors who practice in Kansas to say, “Hey that big important entity who funds us? And who are cancer experts? Yeah, those guys have no idea what they’re saying.” You might be pro-choice. You might be pro-life. But either way, you should be kind of pissed that your legislators are trying to get

your doctors to lie to you about something that has blatantly been proven is a lie. Also, I can’t be the only one tired of a bunch of people in Topeka being so incredibly concerned about the future of my ovaries that they’re willing to write 70 pages of anti-abortion legislation — in the fourth strictest state in terms of abortion regulations — when we have other things to focus on, like the economy. So call your legislator. If you don’t know who they are, go to openkansas.org and type in the address where you’re registered. E-mail them, tweet them, call them, whatever. Just let your legislature know that this piece of legislation? Yeah. Not cool, bro. Gwynn is a sophomore majoring in English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Olathe. Follow her on Twitter @AllidoisGwynn.




How we identify ourselves should be in the present
By Chris Ouyang

am quick to correct anyone who calls me a petroleum “engineer.” I prefer the title petroleum “engineering student.” I understand that the former is shorter and largely innocuous. But, even if unintended, I can’t help but feel that there is the smallest bit of conceitedness in the phrase. It makes me uneasy. It’s easy to see why the phrase “petroleum engineer” is a wildly imprecise way to describe me. I study petroleum engineering, but I don’t have my degree. I interned over the summer, but I’ve never worked as a petroleum engineer. A strong comparison can be made to teaching assistants. Try calling a TA “professor” just to gauge his or her reaction. It’s awkward. It’s confusing. It’s not true. In fact, my own economics TA has specifically told our class to not call him professor because he doesn’t have his Ph.D. When he finishes his studies, maybe he will apply to be a professor somewhere. But for now, he is not a professor and doesn’t want to be called one. If a TA avoids the title “professor” like it’s hot lava, engineering students avoid the title “engineer” like it’s free Chipotle. On some subconscious level, we love being called engineers. Although mostly unproven, we wish to be recognized by a title we have yet to earn. We love being told how much money we are going to make when we graduate. We love hearing (particularly from other engineering students) that the engineer has the most difficult degree path. Oh, we love comparing how little sleep we get, relishing the chance to one-up fellow engineers. We thrive when we sit in a room and air our homework and test grievances for whoever wants to listen. We love — absolutely love

— calling ourselves engineers. This occurs with pre-med and pre-law students as well. Even though there is no pre-med or pre-law degree, that postbachelor’s degree plan always sneaks into a conversation. It’s never “I’m studying English and psychology,” but somehow always “I’m double majoring and going to law-school.” The conversation is 20 percent “I’m majoring in chemistry” and 80 percent “I’m pre-med, but, yeah, I’m studying chemistry.” It’s as if the pre-med or pre-law student is embarrassed, or at the very least unsatisfied, to identify only by their degree. I wonder if biology students secretly dream of being called doctor and political science students can’t wait to have a J.D. We all want others, even complete strangers, to think highly of us just like medicine, law and engineering are highly regarded disciplines. There’s nothing wrong with that. We want others to know how difficult it is to achieve that high regard and how much we’re willing to sacrifice to get there. There’s nothing wrong with being proud of your studies and accurately projecting your future plans. It often isn’t that innocent. At the core, calling myself an engineer is indicative of a deeply rooted superiority complex, something that just has no place at our University. I don’t think I’m being too radical in suggesting that an “engineer” at the University may look down

on a liberal arts student. It’s not outrageous to think that an “engineer” at the University is, forgive me, already counting the chickens before any of the eggs have hatched. It’s fair to say that an “engineer” at the University could alienate his or her nonengineering friends with constant babble about what it’s like to be an “engineer.” By constantly calling ourselves engineers instead of engineering students, we perpetuate these problems. Even if you think identifying as your profession before you’ve graduated doesn’t have a taint of smugness, it has other effects. It sets expectations. What happens when a struggling student who has called himself an engineer for two years decides to change majors? It creates an insideroutsider mentality. Anytime anyone ends a statement with “It’s because I’m an engineer,” I pause. When someone successfully solves a problem for another, but says, “Ah, it’s because you aren’t an engineer,” I literally cringe. Even if you don’t think it’s a big deal, others are looking on with the same discomfort. We are all students, just trying to make it to the next semester. We are treading water. We want to graduate; we want to do well. We shouldn’t be feeding our egos and pretend like we’re already in the middle of a successful career. Rather, we should enjoy youth and explore the common threads that make us KU students: love for basketball, a desire for the weekend and a focus on academic excellence. I don’t want to be known as a petroleum engineer. I want to be known as a petroleum engineering student. Ouyang is a junior majoring in petroleum engineering and economics from Overland Park.


Students affect squirrel lifestyle
By Jenny Stern

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ogs aren’t supposed to eat chocolate. Cats aren’t supposed to drink milk. Squirrels aren’t supposed to eat… corndogs? It doesn’t take an expert to figure out that human junk food is not part of a squirrel’s natural diet. As reported by The Washington Post, although squirrels are technically granivores (animals that eat grains and nuts), they will eat almost anything. I have seen several squirrels dig through the dumpster outside of my scholarship hall and carry corndogs into the trees to snack on. It doesn’t stop with corndogs. I asked my friends and fellow scholarship hall residents for their craziest squirrel stories. People had a lot to say about things they have seen squirrels do and eat. Sophomore Sara Brigham has witnessed a squirrel eating a mini snickers bar on campus. Freshman Nora Elbayoumy saw a KU squirrel eating an entire piece of pizza. Freshman Shannon James witnessed a squirrel grab an entire bag of chips, and then took the fire escape stairs to avoid climbing a tree. According to Wild Birds Unlimited, squirrels can eat their own body weight (approximately 1.5 pounds) of food each week. The human dependency doesn’t end with their dietary choices; it infiltrates into their building of homes. Squirrels abandon natural materials for potential dangerous material left carelessly by humans. Freshman Adelle Loney spotted a few squirrels making a hideout with scraps and shards of plastic. Sophomore Jess Gregory spotted a squirrel carrying in his mouth a ball of cotton bigger than his body. This dependency can also affect squirrel behavior. With such close interaction between humans and squirrels, the natural barrier of fear is broken down. Junior Emily Freese reports a squirrel throwing a nut at her head. Freshman Zoe Jewell has seen many encounters between students and squirrels that could have easily escalated into an attack. Junior Autumn Smith said that a squirrel spit on her shoulder and threw an acorn at her forehead. According to his paper “Do Squirrels Matter?” Jeffrey C. Barg stated, “Scientists

conclude that squirrels do show personality, and that, in fact, the personality of a mother squirrel is essential for the growth rate and survival of her babies.” I’m most concerned about how this personality is shaped by human interference. So what? What is the worst that could happen, obese, rude squirrels living in homes made of trash? As trivial as this topic seems, squirrels are a necessary element in our ecosystem. According to Backyard Nature, squirrels’ job in our ecosystem is to plant seeds. This is especially when the seeds are too heavy to be moved very far by the wind. With the squirrels receiving a large amount of food at a dumpster “buffet,” eventually, less seeds will be planted. The more the squirrels deviate from their diet and depend on humans for food as well as shelter, the less likely they will continue to rely on their instincts and natural tree-planting habits. There are a couple of things we can do to prevent squirrels from endangering themselves through poor diet and dangerous trash holding. First of all, we can be sure to recycle anything and everything that is possible. Some of the more dangerous materials could be easily recycled and picked up rather than tempting the squirrel in its favorite hangout place: the dumpster. Also, when we must throw away food or non-recyclable material, it is crucial that we close and guard the trash against animal infiltration. This means tie your trash bags tight and cover your trashcan or dumpster if possible. Squirrels are a beloved part of the campus. Whether students are reporting a squirrel attack in the FFA or reading about squirrels on the Squirrels of KU Twitter account, squirrels are an integral part to our campus, and we should do our best to promote good health to our bushytailed friends. Jenny Stern is a freshman majoring in biology from Lawrence.


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‘The Buried Life’ makes its way to the University


aries (March 21-april 19) today is an 8 allow yourself more quiet time this month. you may as well tell the truth; it saves hassle. stick to old rules and your schedule to avoid misunderstandings. think before speaking. taurus (april 20-May 20) today is an 8 dress for power and practice success. watch for short tempers if you’re going to be late for a family affair (or just be on time). Group activities go well. gemini (May 21-June 20) today is a 7 for the next month, it’s easier to advance your agenda, especially by listening to other people’s considerations and taking actions to support them. work smarter and make more money. cancer (June 21-July 22) today is a 7 you overcome new challenges and set ambitious goals to further you career. a glitch in the communication could rain on your parade. don’t take it personally. Leo (July 23-aug. 22) today is a 7 it’s becoming easier to save, not just now, but for the next month. it’s also easier to make money. offer a calming voice to a loved one. rediscover a gift or talent that you have. Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22) today is a 9 you have superpowers to clean up messes now. move quickly through your stack of stuff and request promised benefits. reassure one who’s easily upset. add time for the unforeseen. Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22) today is a 7 the days ahead are good for achieving romantic or creative goals. take action. keep checking the quality and integrity of the project without obsession. play it cool and easy. scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21) today is an 8 full speed ahead, you’re in high gear and extra lucky. watch for opportunities at the top; you can be well-paid. But beware, costs could be higher than expected. sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21) today is an 8 household chores are more enjoyable. keep home fires burning by updating finances. Gossip could arise ... it would be wise to avoid falling into that trap. capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19) today is an 8 Get off to a quick start. you’re even smarter than usual. discover hidden resources. keep on schedule for best results. Visit a local establishment for supplies. aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) today is a 7 Be patient with a passionate partner and get rewarded. re-evaluate your work habits for greater fulfillment. start a light-hearted fire under procrastinators. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) today is an 8 you’ll feel especially appreciated for the next four weeks. offer corrections to erroneous assumptions; you may find some resistance. defend your position with love. it’s important that they know.

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the cast of mtV’s “the Buried Life” will be hosting an interactive video lecture at the university tonight. the television show follows four men on their quest around the country to try and complete items on their bucket lists.


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lhavens@kansan.com Today, students will be inspired to contemplate the question “what do you want to do before you die?” Two of the four members of the MTV show “The Buried Life” will lead an interactive video lecture discussing the show and how they help people accomplish their goals, according to the Student Union Activities’ website. Brothers Jonnie and Duncan Penn, along with Dave Lingwood and Ben Nemtin, make up the cast of the MTV show, “The Buried Life.” The series focuses on four friends who travel across America and try to complete all of the items on their bucket list. Along the way, they not only work on their own lists, but also help strangers achieve one of their dreams and encourage others to go after their own ambitions. The men’s bio said that their

project started in a garage in Victoria, B.C., Canada. After borrowing an RV and buying a camera off eBay, they expected to only be on the road for about two weeks. Nearly six years later, they continue their mission helping millions of people around the world rally together to accomplish their goals and inspire change. SUA is sponsoring the event. Kaitlin DeJong, a sophomore from Liberty, Mo., said that although this was a splurge for the SUA, it “knew that it would be good for the KU community and knew a lot of different organizations would benefit from the lecture.” Bringing “The Buried Life” to campus took several steps. “We were first approached by NRHH, one of the housing organizations who were looking for some help in funding to bring the Buried Life here to KU,” DeJong said. “After looking into the event, SUA thought it would be a great

event that can relate to every single person here on campus and teamed up with NRHH to make it a reality.” DeJong said the men will talk about how they came up with the idea of “100 things to do before you die” and how they made it to where they are today. A call-toaction speech will follow, which will address how to get involved within a local community. After the discussion, students will have the chance to meet the men and get an autograph. DeJong hopes that through the discussion, the students and community will become motivated and realize that they can do anything they set their heart to. The event will start at 7 p.m. in Budig 120. Admission is free with a Student Saver Card, $2 with a KU ID and $5 for the general public. — Edited by Jordan Wisdom


milan fashion week uses technology-driven fashion


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models wear creations for Gianfranco ferre women’s fall-winter 2013-14 collection, part of the milan fashion week, unveiled in milan, italy on monday.

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MILAN — Milan designers have proposed assertive and even aggressive looks for next year, as if to fill a power vacuum felt keenly in Italy in the face of political uncertainty and a resigning pope. The looks presented during six days of fashion previews that ended Monday were structured and solid, inspired by architecture and design and employing sturdy fabrics to create fresh shapes. In many ways, it was technology-driven fashion. Designers continued to experiment with and create new materials. There was a lot of leather and fur worked in new ways. Mohair was worked as a fur substitute. Spandex was used as a contrast to soften the looks, and cashmere, lace and revealing transparencies maintained a feminine air. The use of technology was also reflected in patterns, which at times were based on distort-

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ed digital photos or a pixilated effect. The silhouette was wide at the shoulder, cinched at the waist and often flared at the bottom. The most obvious reference was to the hourglass. Hemlines were mostly a proper, below-the-knee length — although there were also supershort and long versions. The looks were rarely mannish, although at times androgynous. It was a big season for big coats — and big furs. There were many fur accessories, like shawls and stoles, and all-out coats tended to be fashioned out of dyed fur in bold yellows, reds and pinks — and even fake animal prints. The revelation of the season for footwear was the thigh-high boot that appeared to be tights. The latest bags were a large shopper, even larger backpacks — but mostly small ladylike handbags. The fashion caravan moves on to Paris, leaving Italy to contemplate a new government and welcome a new pope.

Giorgio Armani had the last word at Milan Fashion Week, and not only where the clothes were concerned. Armani’s latest winter collection came almost all in black, with accents of gray, navy and red. The chic-yet-simple collection spoke to a contemporary woman, who in the designer’s own words is “a little man, a little woman, and a lot of both.” The Ferre winter woman is bold and yet feminine. She endorses the structured look so popular for this round of preview showings, with prominent shoulders and waist cinched in a wide obi belt. A revisitation of the famed Ferre structured shirt, with its prominent collar and wide sleeve, fits perfectly in the new look.



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TueSdAy, feBruAry 26, 2013

The uNiverSiTy dAiLy KANSAN

QuoTe of The dAy

“If they can keep (Manziel) out of jail, or keep him eligible, he’s gonna be pretty good.” — Oklahoma DC Mike Stoops BleacherReport.com

The MorNiNG BreW
Manziel is becoming the ultimate celeb
months. Manziel took college football by storm this year, being the first freshman to win the Heisman trophy. But it’s more than that that solidifies “Johnny Football” as a legend. “Rockstar” is an all-too-telling identity for the guy who has become admirably notorious for “knowing how to have a good time.” Some scoff at Manziel’s nightclub appearances, particularly his post-Cotton Bowl victory celebration in Dallas when he was photographed clutching a bottle of Dom Perignon. The pictures had sticklers up in arms about this underage drinking nonsense - that is, until everyone found out that underage drinking is allowed in

fAcT of The dAy

Johnny Manziel is suing a T-shirt vendor for printing shirts reading “Keep Calm and Johnny Football” — Espn.com


inning the Heisman was the least cool thing Johnny Manziel had done in the past six

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Q:Who is the youngest to ever win the Heisman?

Women’s Golf
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Texas if you have parental consent. And he did: his parents were at the nightclub with him. “Johnny Football” has had a string of run-ins with the likes of party animal Rob Gronkowski, Terrell Owens, Jessica Biel, Lebron James, Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross and even Jase and Willie Robertson from “Duck Dynasty,” to name a few. He

By Chris Hybl

— Heismanpundit.com

was on stage with Wale at All-Star Weekend. He sat courtside at two NBA games and snagged premium Super Bowl, NCAA National Championship and Dallas Cowboys tickets. Can we talk about Halloween? I’ll save you the search. Manziel donned a fullon Scooby Doo outfit, and, as seen in the leaked photos, the ladies loved it. And his girlfriend now? Let’s just say that ESPN may have to bench Brent Musburger for next season’s Texas A&M broadcasts. That’s not all. As if “Dude Perfect” couldn’t get any cooler, Manziel joins the gang in a special feature episode. In it, Manziel drains what may be the longest shot ever made. Manziel has been everywhere - everywhere but campus, that is. Word got out last week that Manziel has enrolled exclu-

sively for online classes this semester because of his celebrity status. The difference between him and celebrities, though, is that celebrities make money. But he’s getting there. Texas A&M hired a research firm to total Manziel’s media exposure, and it found that the exposure totaled $37 million for Texas A&M. The figure does not include his influence on merchandise sales, ticket requests or donations to the school, all of which are figures that historically see dramatic increases for teams that possess the most recent Heisman winner. Oh, and he doesn’t get a cut. Once drafted, will the money ruin Manziel? I wouldn’t place a bet on either side. But as for now, he’s playing it quite well. — Edited by Taylor Lewis

This week in athletics
UMKC 3 p.m. Lawrence

Big 12 Championship All day Austin, Texas

North Carolina A&T 1:30 p.m. Raleigh, N.C.

Lafayette 9 a.m. Raleigh, N.C.

Stony Brook 8 a.m. Raleigh, N.C.

North Dakota 1 p.m. Lawrence

Women’s Basketball
Iowa State 7 p.m. Ames, Iowa

Iowa 3 p.m. Lawrence

Men’s Basketball
West Virginia 1 p.m. Lawrence

Iowa 1 p.m. Lawrence

Men’s Basketball
Texas Tech 6 p.m. Lawrence

Big 12 Championship All Day Austin, Texas

Stony Brook 3:15 p.m. Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina State 3:45 p.m. Raleigh, N.C.

Last Chance Meet All Day Austin, Texas

Men’s Golf
LA Classics Invitational All Day Lafayette, La.

Women’s Soccer
Nebraska 7:30 p.m. Lincoln, Neb.

Eastern Michigan 4:00 p.m. Lawrence

Alex Wilson Last Chance TBA South Bend, Ind.

Women’s Basketball
Oklahoma 7:00 p.m. Norman, Okla.

Women’s Swimming
Big 12 Championship All day Austin, Texas

Iowa State NCAA Qualifier TBA Ames, Iowa

Arkansas Last Chance TBA Fayetteville, Ark.

Women’s Swimming
Big 12 Championship All day Austin, Texas


Golf shows improvement this week at invitational
The Kansas women’s golf team left the Florida State Match Up Invitational last week with a bad taste in its mouth. The Jayhawks finished 10th out of 12 teams, but the team is back in Florida this week and in much better standings. Kansas put up a 292 first-round score in the morning — a 2013 best — and

after the first 36 holes of play, Kansas has sole possession of third place and is just seven strokes off the lead. “We played really well in the morning when we shot 292, which was one of our best rounds of the year so far,” said Kansas women’s golf coach Erin O’Neil. “They were playing well, and a few of them were taking it under par for a while.” Leading the way for the Jayhawks is

Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, who turned in two cards of 72 and is four shots off the tournament lead heading into the final 18 holes. Meghan Potee is three shots behind Kawinpakorn, sitting at +3 for the tournament. Minami Levonowich started off yesterday with an even round of 72, but an afternoon round of 78 set her back to +6 for the tournament. “Our ball-striking was better, and we were better on the greens as well,”

O’Neil said. “We had some putts falling for us - especially some birdie putts. They did good job of mentally managing their game, just making better decisions, and that’s really key for us to shoot our best.” O’Neil was concerned about the bottom half of the lineup last week. Part of that problem was solved with Levonowich, who is currently tied for 18th place. A large stroke seperates the next two

Jayhawks, the closest being Thanuttra Boonraksasat, who is currently tied for 58th place. The Jayhawks are six strokes from second place at the Florida Invitational. The Jayhawks were forced to accept an 81 today from Audrey Yowell as the fourth score — a score that distanced the Jayhawks from the tournament front-runners. The improvement from last week is evident though, and for

O’Neil, that’s all that needs to happen. “I just want to see them keep doing what they are doing today,” O’Neil said. “They did a good job of staying in the moment, being present. If they slipped a little, they fought back and didn’t get down on themselves, and we just need to keep doing that.”
—Chris Hybl

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Kansas IsU 41| 49 |OT 18 — 108 40| 50 | OT 6 — 96
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gcalvert@kansan.com The game was less than three minutes old, but coach Bill Self was already fuming, or at least he appeared to be. Senior point guard Elijah Johnson had just been called for a defensive foul, but Self wanted a travel. “Are you kidding me?” Self screamed at the officials. The rest of what he said was harder to decipher, but it was enough to warrant him a technical foul. “I told (official) Mark Whitehead afterwards, I said, ‘You know I tried to get that,’ and he said he knew,” Self Self said. “It was too early in the game to get upset. I thought that was the best thing to show our team that we came to fight.” The officials weren’t playing a joke on Self. However, by the end of the game, it was Iowa State that must have felt like it was the victim of another cruel joke, this one being a 108-96 overtime Kansas victory. Just like when the two teams met at Allen Fieldhouse earlier this season, the Cyclones had a late lead, but again, a Kansas miracle forced overtime. And again, Iowa State never really had much of a chance in overtime. The raucous and vicious Cyclone student section expected for most of the game they


JayhawK stat Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists







Player Kevin Young Jeff Withey Travis Releford Elijah Johnson Ben McLemore Perry Ellis Jamari Traylor Naadir Tharper Totals Pts 13 13 19 39 7 8 0 9 108 FG-FGA 6-8 5-7 6-12 13-22 2-6 2-5 0-1 3-7 37-68 Rebs 9 10 4 5 3 6 1 3 47 A 1 2 3 7 4 0 0 4 21

would get to rush the floor and celebrate when the buzzer sounded. Iowa State shot 17-41 from 3-point range and 29-34 from the freethrow line. “Them making threes is a little bit more deflating then them making twos,” Self said. “The last 17 minutes, it became a guard’s game.” And while the Cyclones’ guards and even forward Georges Niang rained down 3-pointers all night, it was Johnson who proved to be the best guard on the floor. The senior scored a career-high 39 points, the most ever scored by a Jayhawk in a Big 12 game. Johnson, who has endured a lot of criticism for his play this year after shifting from his natural position as shooting guard to point guard, helped deliver Self his 500th career victory. “He’s real strategic, in my opinion,” Johnson said of Self. “I’m sort of a strategic person, too, so I fell in love with it. I wouldn’t rather play for no other coach.” Many thought the point guard had played his way out of the NBA draft, but representatives from the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trailblazers were on hand to witness his career night. Johnson scored 11 points in the final three minutes of regulation play and 12 points in overtime. “It’s great to win no matter what, but it’s always better to win if you have to go through some crap or show some toughness to win,”

Self said. “What I was most pleased about, when it looked bad, that’s when we made our best plays. We’re down seven, and all of a sudden, we scored four points in transition and get it back where it’s a one-possession game.” But it wasn’t just Johnson who played well. All four senior starters scored at least 13 points. When seniors Kevin Young and Jeff Withey were saddled with foul trouble in the second half and overtime, freshman forward Perry Ellis stepped up. He had perhaps the best game as a Jayhawk, hitting all four of his free-throw attempts and draining two jumpers, one at the top of the key and one on the baseline. With freshman Ben McLemore — the hero of the first Iowa State game — held to only seven points, Ellis became the freshman to step up. He had some big key rebounds at the end of the game, and he stepped up and made his free throws,” Releford said. “It changed the game a bunch.” When the buzzer sounded — five minutes after many expected — it was Self doing the celebrating, not Iowa State. His Jayhawks remain tied with Kansas State for first place in the Big 12 at 12-3. And Self now has 500 wins. “I won’t remember 400 or 300 or 200 or 100, but I guarantee I’ll always remember this one,” Self said. “This was a good one.” — edited by sarah mcCabe

Key pLays
First half
16:20 — After ISU hits a three, Kansas calls timeout and gets Releford open to answer with a 3-pointer of his own. Iowa State ‘sup 14-10.

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Player Chriss Babb Melvin Ejim Korie Lucious Will Clyburn Georges Niang Bubu Palo Anthony Booker Percy Gibson Tyrus McGee Totals Pts 11 4 23 16 15 0 5 0 5 48 FG-FGA 2-7 2-5 5-13 4-9 3-17 0-0 1-4 0-0 8-15 25-70 Rebs 1 7 4 7 2 0 5 0 5 31 A 3 0 5 0 7 1 0 0 0 16

5:41 — Travis Releford steals the ball from Korie Lucious and goes in for a slam with an assist from Naadir Tharpe. Tie game, 32-32. 0:09 — Naadir Tharpe hits a layup with time running out, giving Kansas the lead going into halftime. Kansas up 41-40.

second half
4:43 — Jeff Withey grabs a defensive rebound and dishes to Elijah Johnson, who goes coast-to-coast with a nifty behind the back juke in the lane for a layup. Iowa State up 79-74. 0:15 — Elijah Johnson hits a 3-pointer from way downtown to bring Kansas within a point of the Cyclones. Iowa State up 89-88. 0:05 — After drawing a blocking foul on ISU, Elijah Johnson steps to the line and hits two free throws, tying the game and sending the Jayhawks to overtime. 90 all.

Game tO remember
elijah Johnson, senior guard
Hands down the best game Johnson has played for the Jayhawks: 39 points, seven assists, five rebounds and only three turnovers. Not to mention he hit shots deep enough to make Jimmer Fredette blush. Of Kansas’ 18 overtime points, Johnson factored in 15 of them.

4:33 — Elijah Johnson spins into the lane and hits a layup, giving Kansas its first lead since midway through the second half. Kansas up 92-90.


0:54 — As the shot clock expires, Elijah Johnson knocks down a three from near midcourt to give the Jayhawks a commanding lead. Kansas up 103-96. 0:05 — With time running out, Elijah Johnson runs down the court all alone and puts an exclamation point on his night with a huge slam. Kansas up 108-96.

Game tO FOrGet
ben mcLemore, freshman guard
When McLemore’s Kansas career is over, you might have to do a double-take when looking over his stat line at Iowa State. The freshman phenom was invisible in Ames, taking just six field goal attempts and scoring seven points.

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson (15) shoots against Iowa State’s Will Clyburn (21) during the first half of the game on Monday. Johnson scored 39 points in their 108-96 overtime victory.

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UnsUnG herO
travis releford, senior guard
Before this became Elijah’s night, Releford was the reason Kansas was alive. Every time the Jayhawks needed a big shot Releford was there to knock it down, going 5-9 from the three and scoring 19 points.


Key stats

500 39 41

Bill Self’s career victory totals

Elijah Johnson had the most points by a Jayhawk since Paul Pierce in 1997. Iowa State took 41 shots from the three and connected on 17 of them. Iowa State guard Chris Babb (2) guards Kansas guard Ben McLemore (23) during the first half of Monday’s game.

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Johnson shines at Iowa State

S 500 memories
Volume 125 Issue 79


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

PAGE 7 Last night’s victory was a big one

Check out this week’s chatter in the Fieldhouse Forum

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Nine seasons and 500 victories in, Self has made his mark on Kansas
Geoffrey Calvert
gcalvert@kansan.com Take a look back at coach Bill Self ’s most memorable victories.

Bill Self wins a huge showdown with the Spartans in only his second game as Kansas head coach.

Nov. 25, 2003 – MichigaN State


By Trevor Graff


emember NCAA Tournament Elijah Johnson? The Elijah that dropped 18 against Purdue to advance Kansas to the Sweet Sixteen and an eventual National Championship appearance? Kansas fans have been looking for him for quite some time in this 2013 campaign. Last night, they found him on the court in Hilton Coliseum. It couldn’t happen at a better time. With 47 seconds remaining, the Jayhawks looked on, shocked by yet another Georges Niang 3-pointer. Niang contributed three 3-point field goals in his 15-point performance, pushing the Iowa State lead at that moment to a daunting 87-82. The Jayhawks stood to lose their share of the lead in the Big 12, with Kansas State beating Texas Tech 75-55 earlier in the night. They also stood to prolong Bill Self ’s road to 500 career victories. Not on Elijah’s night. The senior point guard, who faced much scrutiny from coaches and fans alike throughout the season, played the game of his career when the Jayhawks needed it most. Elijah scored 39 points on 13-of-22 shooting with seven assists and a perfect 7-of-7 performance at the free-throw line. Even better, Johnson attacked the rim with more confidence than he has since last year’s NCAA Tournament. The game turned out to be a career high for Johnson, and a clutch mark at that, considering the moment. Down 87-82 with 32 seconds on the clock, it was Elijah who hit the 3-pointer to pull the Jayhawks within two. Elijah hit the next 3-pointer, an impossible fadeaway with 15 seconds on the clock, cutting the lead to 88-89. He also hit the two free throws that tied a game that looked like a loss shortly before his run. Eight points in the final 32 seconds to tie a game on the road in Hilton Coliseum. It doesn’t get any more clutch — until the overtime period. With Kevin Young and Jeff Withey fouled out in what was a rough performance at best for Big 12 officials, Elijah Johnson took over. The senior scored 12 points in overtime after leading Kansas down the stretch in another shootout that nearly slipped from the grasp of the Jayhawks. What changed in Elijah’s performance? It comes down to three fundamentals of a fierce leader and competitor: Johnson saw shots fall early and gained confidence. That confidence fed his aggressive mindset in attacking the rim. Aggressive play down the stretch fed Johnson in those clutch-closing moments of the first half and the overtime. Yes, it’s one game. But after a rock-solid performance like that, it’s tough to argue the mindset of Elijah Johnson. Lookout, Big 12; the Jayhawks are holding on to their share of the lead. Even better, Elijah’s back. — edited by Sarah Mccabe

Senior guard Keith Langford hits a jumper with three seconds left in overtime to give Kansas a 70-68 victory. The Jayhawks overcome a 14-point deficit.

JaN. 1, 2005 – georgia tech

Playing without forward Wayne Simien due to a thumb injury, forwards Christian Moody and C.J. Giles combine for 21 points to give Kansas a 65-59 victory, its first ever in Lexington, Ky.

JaN. 9, 2005 – KeNtucKy

Kansan file photo

Kansas stops its three-game losing streak with a dramatic 81-79 victory against the Cowboys behind senior forward Wayne Simien’s career-high 32 points. The victory helps Kansas grab a share of the conference title, the first of Kansas’ eight straight titles.

Feb. 27, 2005 – oKlahoMa State

alcorn State, 98 - 31

dec. 2, 2009

Sophomore guard Brandon Rush makes the game-winning layup to lift Kansas over No. 1 Florida, 82-80, in overtime.

Nov. 25, 2006 – Florida

The Sooners take a 50-34 lead midway through the second half, but Kansas outscores them 25-8 the rest of the way. With 20 seconds remaining, freshman guard Mario Chalmers begins to make his name as a clutch player, hitting the game-winning shot.

Feb. 5, 2006 – oKlahoMa

Kansas overcomes a 12-point halftime deficit to take the Big 12 regular season crown from Texas and Kevin Durant.

March 3, 2007 – texaS

Kansas overcomes a 22-point first half deficit to take the Big 12 Tournament crown from Texas and Kevin Durant.

March 11, 2007 – texaS

Mario’s Miracle, with two seconds left in regulation during the NCAA Championship, extends the game into overtime. Kansas eventually wins 75-68 to claim its fifth national championship.

april 7, 2008 – MeMphiS

The Braves score the game’s first four points, then Kansas responds with a 36-0 run, one point shy of the NCAA record. The Jayhawks win 98-31.

dec. 2, 2009 – alcorN State

Kansan file photo

JaN. 29, 2011

In his first game as a Jayhawk, freshman guard Josh Selby hits a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to give the Jayhawks a 70-68 victory over the Trojans.

dec. 18, 2010 – uSc

Kansas State, 90-66

In his first game after his mother’s funeral, sophomore forward Thomas Robinson contributes 17 points and nine rebounds in a 90-66 demolishing of Kansas State.

JaN. 29, 2011 – KaNSaS State

Junior forward Thomas Robinson blocks Phil Pressey’s layup at the end of regulation, sending the game into overtime. In the extra period, senior guard Tyshawn Taylor hits two free throws to give Kansas an 87-86 victory in the final game between the two schools as members of the Big 12 Conference.

Feb. 25, 2012 – MiSSouri

After a close bout in overtime, Kansas beat Iowa, 108-96, marking Self ’s 500th victory at Kansas. — edited by taylor lewis

Feb. 25, 2013 – iowa State

Kansan file photo

Missouri, 87-86

Feb. 25, 2012