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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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edonovan@kansan.com AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon and Comcast are taking long awaited measures to address entertainment copyright infringement. Online piracy now faces a battle with the Copyright Alert System, developed by internet service providers and copyright holders such as the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. The Copyright Alert System will standardize sanctions, representing a major step taken against the illegal downloading of entertainment. Anyone caught illegally downloading will receive six warnings. Thereafter, ISPs will enact mitigation measures. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation estimates that the illegal downloading of copyright entertainment content like music and movies consumes 24 percent of bandwidth globally. Freshman Nick Sandino, for one, might be in trouble. Sandino, a marketing major from Overland Park, uses uTorrent to download games and shows from The Pirate Bay, which provides torrent files and magnet links. While he downloads PC games like “Deus Ex” or “Borderlands 2,” he makes a point to pay for the music and games that he enjoys. “If I do want to buy a new game, I will torrent that game then, if I actually enjoy it, I’ll buy it,” Sandino said. “I don’t want to spend $60 on a game and not enjoy it. I don’t mind paying for a game, but I want to try it first.” ResNet, the Internet provid-


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Copyright Alert system to battle online piracy; those caught illegally downloading could face consequences
er option for students who live on campus, is not a part of the Copyright Alert System. At home, however, Sandino’s family subscribes to Time Warner Cable. If Sandino ignored six warnings and were to continue illegally downloading, one of the possible mitigation measures, bandwidth throttling, would reduce the Internet speed for Sandino’s entire family. Theoretically, this would leave Sandino to download, his sister to check Facebook, his mom to reply to email and his dad to do work all at a dial-up speed for one week. “If I was going to torrent, I wouldn’t do it at home because it’s not only my Internet, it’s my family’s Internet,” Sandino said. Notifications are sent to the owner of the Internet service provider’s account, rather than directly to the individual who has violated copyright laws. This system avoids infringing on privacy, said University of Kansas School of Law professor Mike Kautsch, by adding agreeing to being subject to the Copyright Alert System into the Internet service provider’s terms and conditions. Furthermore, ISPs have sworn to not sell their subscriber’s browsing information to outside parties. “Federal law is very clear,” Kautsch said. “Original works of expression are protected by copyright.” The Copyright Alert System imposes a graduating series of notifications and demands for compliance with the law. “I think it will probably have some deterrent effect,” Kautsch said. “It probably will not succeed at the level that the copyright owners hope it will. There will be determined infringers who subsist regardless of the Copyright Alert System.” Between 1999, the dawn of peer-to-peer file-sharing, and 2011, music sales in the U.S. have dropped 53 percent, according to the Record Industry Association of America. “The music industry — the people who produce and sell the music — has been decimated by [illegal downloading],” said Kelly Corcoran, the owner of Love Garden Sounds in Lawrence. “But they were overpriced for so many years that it led people to alternate ways to getting music.” Love Garden Sounds is a new and used vinyl record store at 822 Massachusetts St. Business hasn’t been hurt by illegal downloading because the store has adapted to the modern landscape of illegal downloading, Corcoran said. This is partially thanks to dedicated rock fans, since top 40, hip-hop and electronic music are the most illegally downloaded genres. “Nobody talks about going to a store to buy the new Lil Wayne,” Corcoran said. “They do think about doing that if they want to go buy the Black Keys.” While peer-to-peer sharing supporters may criticize the economics of the music industry or argue that creative works should be shared, copyright protection laws are what they are and people should be compliant, said Kautsch. “The people who feel that there ought to be more freedom to share using peer-to-peer software need to go to Congress and lobby for a change in the law,” Kautsch said. “That’s what they ought to do rather than simply defy the existing law.” — edited by hayley Jozwiak

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The Copyright Alert system, developed by internet service providers and copyright holders , will battle online piracy and standardize punitive procedures. Anyone caught torrenting or illegally downloading will receive six warnings. Thereafter, the copyright holders have said they are not interested in prosecution, but there is nothing legally stopping them from suing.

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chancellor discusses recent news, basketball and break
affect our funding overall, but in particular how it would affect graduate student funding,” GrayLittle said. Gray-Little explained that the amount of the fund to be decreased would depend on the size of the grant as well as how many graduate positions are offered in a program. “If it’s a grant that had one or two graduate students, it might result in a reduction in the funding for those graduate students. If there’s a grant that has multiple graduate students, it could eliminate one of the positions,” she said. It’s uncertain whether the cuts will be visible this year or how different agencies will handle them. However, any potential cut could effect the efficiency of the research itself. “Graduate students are very important in actually getting the research done, so it would eventually affect the productivity of the research as well,” Gray-Little said. Student Senate recently voted to form a task force to work to prevent construction in the Wakarusa Wetlands by the Kansas Department of Transportation for the South Lawrence Trafficway. The University currently shares the rights to the land, which originally belonged to Haskell Indian Nations University, with two other groups. Portions of the land are available to students and faculty for research, but are not frequently used. Although Gray-Little recognized that the land is considered by some students at Haskell and KU to be a special, if not sacred place, she said there will most likely not be a university-wide effort to avoid construction. “Last year or the year before, it became clear that the state could declare imminent domain over the property that we have and use it for the purpose of an easement anyway,” she said. “So in some ways an official effort doesn’t change that situation very much.” As the men’s basketball team prepares to kick off the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments, March Madness is alive and well on campus. Gray-Little joked that she tries to “avoid madness at all costs,” but said she certainly participates in the tournament activities and plans to attend postseason games. She would not reveal whether or not she plans to make a bracket. Aside from being a staple of the college basketball season, especially at the University, the national tournament benefits the University by increasing visibility. “There will be people who, because of that kind of tournament, know the Jayhawks,” GrayLittle said. The presence of the University in the tournament and the celebration of advancement may attract some potential students to inquire about applications and admissions, but Gray-Little said where she sees the most dedication and excitement is from the alumni. “There are alumni who travel from very far places to come to the celebrations when we go far in the tournament and there will be people who I’ll meet as I’m traveling who will tell me that they came back for this event,” Gray-Little said. Gray-Little believes that student support is vital during the postseason. “I just hope that we are successful,” she said. “Our students, I think, are a very important part of our team’s success, so I think that their continued support is important.” During the break, Gray-Little plans to continue to promote the Far Above campaign. While traveling, Gray-Little meets and speaks with alumni and donors about the University’s goals in quality of educational and research programs. Since December, she has traveled to Phoenix, multiple cities in Texas and California,and will be traveling to Denver and Chicago in the future. These meetings serve as forums for discussion as well as social gatherings. “That’s an element of the University that the students who are currently enrolled don’t get to see very much of, but it’s really a very enjoyable activity because the strength of commitment to the University is so strong in the alumni,” Gray-Little said. “When we go to a place and have a reception and visit with them, they’re just delighted to be there and happy to see one another, so it’s a good gathering.” — edited by heather nelson

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Chancellor bernadette Gray-Little talks to reporters about things going on around campus and the state on Monday. Gray-Little said that March Madness will help attract potential students.

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elegault@kansan.com In her second interview with the University Daily Kansan, Chancellor Bernadette GrayLittle discussed the Congressional sequester, preservation of the Wakarusa Wetlands, and March Madness. As of March 1, an across-the-


board federal funding cut took effect as Congress declared sequestration as a consequence for failing to take action to balance the federal budget. Although it hasn’t been determined when or how individual grants will be affected at the university, this could translate into graduate research funding cuts. “That is definitely one of the concerns that the University would have, is not only how it would
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Wednesday, March 13
what: An Evening with Edwidge Danticat where: Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium when: 7:30 to 9 p.m. aBoUt: Danticat is an acclaimed and award-winning author of several non-fiction works. Her visit to campus is part of the Frances and Floyd Horowitz Lecture, which is dedicated to multicultural issues. what: Student Senate Legislative Committees where: Kansas Union when: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. aBoUt: The Finance, University Affairs, Student Rights and Multicultural Affairs committees will convene to discuss newly authored legislation. For locations and times, visit studentsenate.ku.edu.

Thursday, March 14
what: Tea at Three where: Kansas Union, 4th floor lobby when: 3 to 4 p.m. aBoUt: The free tea and cookies are fit for the Queen, compliments of SUA. what: Pi Day Celebration where: Theatre Lawrence when: 7 p.m. aBoUt: The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band hosts this event which combines math, science, pie and nerdy camaraderie. Tickets are $3.14 to $10.

Friday, March 15
what: The Goldenberg Duo where: Spencer Museum of Art when: 12 to 1 p.m. aBoUt: Distinguished musical siblings Susan and William Goldenberg will give a free recital at the Spencer. Expect classical selections from Edvard Grieg and Beethoven, as well as Chinese folk songs and kiezmer music. what: TGIF where: Adams Alumni Center when: 4 to 5:30 p.m. aBoUt: University faculty and staff are invited to this monthly event. Enjoy free soft drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and specially priced beer and wine while mingling with campus colleagues.

Saturday, March 16
what: Big 12 tournament championship where: Sprint Center when: 5 p.m. aBoUt: Let’s cross our fingers and hope our beloved Jayhawks advance to the final round of the conference tournament.

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Interactive art experience begins today at Anschutz
hannah BarLing
hbarling@kansan.com Bored during a break between classes? You can now instantly create artwork on a projector screen in Anschutz Library. LibArt, KU Libraries’ student art exhibition program, premieres its ongoing Wall Drawing events, today in Anschutz Library at 11 a.m. The technology behind the wall drawing is simple: students can use the interactive pens to draw directly onto the projection screen on the wall. Users can adjust settings such as color and width of the pen. Courtney Foat, LibArt coordinator, said that it is a fairly intuitive system and allows for group work or individual drawing. She also said that it’s much simpler than typical design programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign. “It’s very user friendly,” Foat said. “People can jump in whether or not they’re art majors.” Originally, KU Libraries purchased the projector to exhibit

student art in the libraries, but Foat said that it wanted a way to let students engage with the art. She said the exhibits are usually static art and this was a way for groups to interact with each other and get more of an experience out

“It’s very user friendly. People can jump in whether or not they’re art majors.”
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Spectators crowd around a sculpture titled “Sophie-Ntombikayis” by Mary Sibande on Sept. 27 at the Spencer Museum of Art. As part of the Fall Art Walk, the Museum hosted an event to celebrate the exhibitions on display this fall.

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of the art. All of the drawings will be saved and students can share them with each other or online. There will be a basic copyright form for students to sig to the projector to sign. Foat said that as far as they know, this is the only type of interactive projector with the drawing capability on campus right now. Eventually, the libraries want to reach out to faculty to use the

program in a classroom setting. Luke Englert, a junior from Syracuse, said this program will be a new way to bring students to the library. He said that this could also be used for more than just drawing and even as an interactive white board. “You can send the actual image to the students,” Englert said. “Usually, whenever people are taking notes they miss something,” Englert said. He also said that even if you aren’t an artist, it’s not as serious because of the medium. Students go to the libraries during their breaks between classes and the interactive projector can serve as a way for them to enjoy their down time. “With this you’ll actually have something to do that is engaging and fun while relieving stress at the same time,” Englert said. — Edited by Madison Schultz


finance committee to vote on group funding
The Student Senate Finance Committee will vote tomorrow on several bills to fund student organizations and events. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Here are the proposed bills: • Allocation of $2,138 to the African Student Association for its event, “Sisikuma Afrika,” which is a celebration of African culture through dance, poetry, music, drama and cuisine. • Allocation of $1,754 to fund International Awareness Week, which is organized by the International Student Association. There would be events throughout the week to showcase the different cultures and customs of more than 100 countries represented by students at the University. • Allocation of $1,000 to fund a series of workshops by Ted Gonder on April 28. According to whitehouse.gov, Gonder is the executive director of Moneythink, a non-profit student movement that works to expand economic opportunity for urban youth. Moneythink

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recruits, trains and places college students as mentors in high school classrooms nationwide to serve as mentors. The workshops would be organized by Nourish International. • Allocation of $5,632 to “The Hill,” a student organization derived from “Style on the Hill,” a student-created online blog centered on music and fashion. The organization plans to print and distribute a fashion magazine unrelated to The University Daily Kansan. • Allocation of $4,092 to fund the 25th annual KU Powwow hosted by the First Nations Student Association. The purpose of the event is to promote Native American culture on campus. • Allocation of $1,000 to the KU Graduate Students for Anthropology to host a free lecture by Ivy Pike, a professor from the University of Arizona, on her biocultural research in Kenya. • Allocation of $1,750 to SPICMACAy to fund a performance by Subhen Chatterjee, a Grammy award-winning Indian slide guitar player. — Nikki Wentling


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According to KU math professor Ben Cobb, the probability of randomly picking all 32 winners in the first round of the NCAA tournament is 1 in 4.3 billion. If you take the No. 1 seeds out of the equation, the probability gets much better at 1 in 268 million.

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Information based on the Douglas county Sheriff’s Office booking recap.

• A 22-year-old male was arrested Monday on the 600 block of 25th street under suspicion of failure to appear in district and municipal courts. A $460 bond was paid. • A 57-year-old male was arrested Monday on the 1600 block of 1300 road under suspicion of domestic battery. No bond was posted.

In this May 2012 photo provided by Camp Fire, members participate in a tug of war in Alaska. While the Boy scouts have drawn some criticism for excluding gays and atheists, Camp Fire stresses its inclusiveness and says it welcomes youth and families regardless of race, creed, gender, social status, disability or sexual orientation.

Boy Scouts receive input about gay ban
PORTLAND, Ore. — Faced with a backlash against their ban on gays, the Boy Scouts of America are surveying their members on a potential change in policy. A questionnaire distributed to 1.1 million adult Scouts uses fictional situations to discern where Scouting’s membership falls on questions of homosexuality, gays camping with children and gays in church leadership. It allows adult Scouts to indicate a range of feelings, from strong support to strong opposition to the ban on gays. Some questions are direct queries of the respondent’s feelings on homosexuality and children. “Bob is 15 years old, and the only openly gay Scout in a Boy Scout troop,” the survey begins its third question. “Is it acceptable or unacceptable for the troop leader to allow Bob to tent with a heterosexual boy on an overnight camping trip?” But the majority of the 13-question survey is more nuanced, including two open-ended questions about the affect of either banning or allowing gay members. Many of the questions indicate scenarios that would likely arise should the ban on gays be lifted. For instance, should the lesbian mother of a Tiger Cub be allowed to serve as den leader if the pack is chartered to a church that teaches that homosexuality is not wrong? Should a gay youth minister be allowed to serve as a Scoutmaster? Should a boy with the qualifications for Eagle Scout be denied the award if he reveals he’s gay at his board review? After the theoretical situations are posed, the survey then again asks respondents about their feelings on gays in Scouting. The Scouts provided the survey by email Tuesday morning to The Associated Press. Long the province of a strict antigay policy that went so far as to put members found to be gay in the organization’s secret “perversion” files, Scouting has now generally evolved into a sort of “don’t-ask, don’t-tell” policy concerning its membership — even if the “don’t-tell” aspect means the national leadership has had to ignore news accounts of its troops publicly declaring their refusal to abide by the ban on gays. That’s already happening in some branches of the organization, including troops in Minnesota, California and Massachusetts, but few troops are eager to publicize their positions, which could end with the troop losing its charter for breaking with the central Scouts office. The survey introduces the possibility of acknowledging those differences. “Different organizations that charter Boy Scout troops have different positions on the morality of homosexuality,” the survey said. “Do you support or oppose allowing charter organizations to follow their own beliefs when selecting Boy Scout members and adult leaders, if that means there will be different standards from one organization to the next?” The survey questions are part of a semi-annual survey called The Voice of The Scout. It was distributed via email to registered volunteers and parents of Scouts of whom the organization had email addresses. Scouts alumni will receive the surveys in “the next couple of days,” said Scouts spokesman Deron Smith. Current Boy Scouts weren’t sent these questions. Smith said the organization convened a committee in 2010 made up of professional and volunteer Scouts to review the gay ban. After two years of research, Smith said the committee decided to maintain the policy. In May, that could change. A proposed resolution that will address whether to modify or rescind the policy will be developed for the Scouts’ National Council to vote on.

• A 23-year-old male was arrested Monday on the 100 block of 11th street under suspicion of domestic battery, intimidating a witness or victim, criminal damage to property and failure to appear in municipal court. No bond was posted. • A 30-year-old male was arrested Monday on Interstate 70 under suspicion of driving while intoxicated, first offense. A $250 bond was paid.
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NCAA sports take advantage of athletes T
hank you KU basketball seniors for allowing the University of Kansas to use you, your likenesses, your athletic abilities and your ability to make millions of dollars. We only hope that our future players will be just as hungry for the game and equally eager for a degree, a shot at the NBA, idol status in Lawrence, but exactly nothing more. Cheers to my home boys. One love. Signed with a smile, Sheahon Zenger. That’s the letter that Zenger should write to Elijah Johnson after March Madness. The collegiate basketball system is beyond fraudulent. Consider a KU game, when the bread winners – the basketball players – focus during a time out, trying to take in everything Bill Self has to say. Meanwhile, KU parades “scholar athletes” onto the court and lauds them for their academic achievements. Spectators paid hundreds of dollars for tickets. They gave stacks for replica jerseys to wear to games. ESPN paid millions for the rights to air the game. In comparison, for his dedication, Elijah Johnson will get a coupon for his tuition, a voucher for his room and board, and a tiny stipend. No more. I’m always torn when I watch that parade of athletes. It’s great to see athletes earn their degrees. The way that it’s financed is what makes me uneasy. At large universities, basketball and football keep the lights on and the water hot. This goes for Kansas too. Not only do these programs make a profit, the University also requires donations to the Williams Fund to get better seats and nicer parking. This fund finances athletic scholarships. The more Johnson scores, the more all student athletes score. If you’re a golf scholarship player, then this is great. While others pay thousands to get into country clubs, you golf and get your degree, even if your sport doesn’t bring in enough money to break even. But if you’re Johnson, you’ve been exploited by the University for four years. You haven’t made one cent. Your tuition coupon is your pay. You’ve got your degree;

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my roommate once told me that if you aren’t a freshman and you are wearing sweatpants, you are going nowhere in life. KU, your decision not to put spring break directly after daylight savings is seriously letting me down. hahah really? Somebody actually thought “this is Kansas University”? Freshman. pretending someone likes me by acting like i’m texting on the bus. Tyler Self for president! ...Why the shout out to oklahoma State...? a high school junior was touring campus and he said he was touring missouri and Kentucky next week. almost slapped his face. When is KU going to get doubledecker buses? Withey isn’t like a legendary pokémon. he is a legendary pokémon! i love my mellophone player. i wish student housing would let us have goats. #sustainability So, there’s this girl i barely know, curled up in my chair, bawling her eyes out. dorm probz. Whoever had the Kim possible ringtone in anschutz, thank you for singlehandedly improving my horrible day. What’s the sitch? i heard the FFa editor dresses pretty snazzy. Now if only he could fill the FFa with goat-promoting propaganda. GoaTS! Editor’s note: Complimenting me won’t help you get in the FFA. ...Wait a minute. “The Ncaa says college sports should be about fun, not making a profit” is the most hypocritical thing i’ve ever read in my life. (^’.’)> it’s Kirby! my sore throat isn’t a sign i’m getting sick. it’s a reaction to no more games at the phog. iowa State is our obvious new rival after what their fans did. K-State will always be the annoying little brother. To the person who punched open a can of oranges because you forgot you owned a can opener — who eats oranges out of a can? i have a crush on a girl and want to ask her out but i’m scared that she will say no. What do i do? Editor’s note: You ask her out. my body was thinking about rebelling against me today, i preempted its attack with a coffee nuke. Watching parents and incoming students visiting mrs. e’s trying to figure it out... hysterical. No emergency at Wescoe is greater than me not getting lunch.

KU Athletics made millions. One more year and I’ll have my degree, too. Johnson and I both are on generous scholarships. But unlike Johnson, I didn’t generate millions in revenue that supported other athletes and paid Bill Self $3 million last year. While Johnson watched his hard work put food on the table for KU, I deposited the money I made at my bank. I worked jobs on campus and interned over the summer, something Johnson is restricted from doing, and took it to Capitol Federal. Johnson can’t sell a T-shirt with his name on it. Johnson can’t be sponsored by Price Chopper and tell you about fresher ways to save. I can’t take Johnson out to dinner without checking to make

sure it’s not an impermissible benefit. Bill Self can’t even give his $100,000 Final Four bonus to his players, many who come from difficult backgrounds. Have you read the article by the Topeka Capital-Journal on Jamari Traylor sleeping in a car in high school? Or the Kansas City Star’s story on how Ben McLemore’s family huddled to keep warm? Did you conclude, “Wow, that is awful. I hope Ben stays healthy and makes it to the NBA so he can afford to fix his family’s furnace at home so they have some heat.” Or did you think, “Wow, these great kids are being prostituted by KU and the NCAA in the name of academics and amateurism. This is sickening.” Schools don’t have to pay their athletes uniformly, but give Johnson something. Give him a shoe deal or a cut of the profit when we buy No. 15 jerseys. Get him some representation from a lawyer whose firm is powerful enough to tell the NCAA that prostitution is only quasi-legal in Nevada and definitely illegal in

Kansas. Defending the current NCAA “no pay for play” amateur system is baffling. I pray that KU advances to the Final Four and hope the players jog out onto the court and refuse to play. I hope that Bill steps up and says “$3 million for me and zero for my boys is messed up.” It may take time to properly pay revenuegenerating players, but Johnson’s time is nearly up, so let’s have some urgency. A college education is valuable. That’s why we’re here. But it is not priceless, or else I wouldn’t be able to afford it and neither would you. Johnson’s education has a price too. His services to KU are worth more than that price. It’s only right that he sees some of it, not in the form of coupons and vouchers, but in cash. Ouyang is a junior majoring in petroleum engineering and economics from Overland Park. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisOuyang


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University event strives to lower energy use on campus
By Amanda Gress

hat does it mean to be sustainable, and what can individual organizations, households or individuals do to shift to sustainable practices? The City of Lawrence describes it as a balance between “the needs of the environment, economy, and society,” both now and in the future. Meanwhile, the University of Kansas is providing an easy way for students and staff members to contribute to the broader goal of energy sustainability. March 7 marked the beginning of the second annual “Lights Out!” competition between occupants of university buildings. Despite the flashy branding, students shouldn’t expect professors and GTAs to begin boxing on Jayhawk Boulevard, but that doesn’t mean the event isn’t worth notice. Last year, just three buildings – Bailey, Green, and Summerfield – committed to lowering energy usage over a three-month period. This year, 14 campus buildings will compete in an attempt to mimic previous energy saving gains. Rules for Lights Out are straightforward. Participating buildings cut back on energy usage in an attempt to significantly reduce the amount of energy utilized within a given time period. Their performance is then compared to the same time period in the previous year to determine the success of the effort. The KU Center for Sustainability and Overland Park-based Energy Solutions Professionals sponsor the initiative while faculty and staff learn

how to maximize efficiency. Hopefully, practices implemented during the competition then become ingrained in the culture of the participating buildings, leaving a framework for yearround savings. The inaugural year of the program yielded impressive results – the buildings consumed 14.3 percent less electricity compared to the preceding year, which, according to the KU press release, would be equivalent to the energy used by 10 homes for an entire year. Strategies for developing the competition were shared at the 2012 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, and participants expressed satisfaction in the outcomes of the competition. Similar initiatives are becoming more common across the country. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included billions of dollars dedicated to making federal buildings more efficient, and the Better Buildings Initiative of 2011 hopes to cut energy used by large business and industrial buildings by onefifth within the next decade. “Lights Out!” reflects many common strategies with these other

programs – voluntary programs, competition-based incentives, training to modify individual behavior and the provision of new and more efficient technologies. What does this mean for individual KU students? First, don’t be surprised if more lights seem to be off in university buildings not in use, and be aware of changes in the behavior of faculty and staff over the next few weeks. Second, consider educating yourself about how your lifestyle can become more sustainable. The City of Lawrence and local utilities provide resources to help residents make decisions to conserve their energy usage and minimize waste generation. If you live off-campus, a quick Internet search can provide countless tips to save energy each month in your house or apartment. Even if the environmental impact seems tiny, small changes could translate into huge savings. Siel Ju, a blogger for the Mother Nature Network living in Southern California, made drastic changes and reduced her electricity bill to $5 a month. While that might be out of reach of the average KU student, behavioral changes made now could accumulate over a student’s lifetime as a renter or homeowner. So, in the spirit of sustainability, try turning out the lights. Gress is a sophomore majoring in political science and economics from Overland Park

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was recently tracked down at a party, grabbed angrily by the shoulders and had, “Dude, were you really listening to Alt-J the other day?!” yelled into my face. My friends despise Alt-J with a passion. And with the help of the Spotify activity stream that displays my incriminating listening history, they’d caught me with my pants down (and headphones on). The hyper-socialization of every single activity in our daily lives is inevitable; I realized it back when Facebook started asking me, “What’s on your mind?” and suggesting $5 Valentine’s e-cards. From now on we’ll call this constant stream of gratuitous information and advertisement “social phlegm.” As connected and hip as I am, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t care that much about the minutiae of my own daily life. Just because our overlord social networking can’t be stopped doesn’t mean I have to sit down and enjoy the invasion. Here’s why the incorporation of social networking into every facet of our daily lives is going to suck: First off, it clutters your brain with social phlegm. Every post and interaction that you’re forcefed on your news feed is giving you a slight shock of endorphins. A psychology professor at California State University, Northridge, released a study that found that these chemical doses were literally addicting and build on one another. It’s a stressful compulsion and is definitely distracting you and me from other, more useful thoughts and activities (such as making pancakes or playing ping-pong). Second, it is just another slew of opportunities for Facebook to monetize its service and sell your profile to advertisers. My Google searches are being used to sell me things. The methods used in target advertising resemble the shadier parts of the Patriot Act, I’m just saying. Finally, it isn’t healthy for relationships of any kind. Even back in its nascent form, when Myspace was still relevant and Facebook was mostly for photosharing, social networking wasn’t helping anyone keep that textbox marked “in a relationship.” Overexposure to friends and significant others creates tension and unnecessary opportunities to offend one another. We’ve all heard, “Oh my God, can you believe he/she liked her/his

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status, he/she is such a [genderneutral expletive]?!” The nail in the coffin was the “seen” function, which has spoiled conversations left and right. There is genuinely no good reason the sender has to know when I opened their message. It’s more social phlegm that only risks hurting feelings. Is it only human to assume that your friend is maliciously ignoring your text when in reality they’re just busy doing the dishes and can’t type on their phone with soapsuds all over their fingers? I’d say so. I realize that I’m not being manhandled into using Facebook, nor is anyone else. My prediction for the future of social media is thus a bleak one: a backlash against its digital shackles. It’s only the natural ebb and flow of trends. And just as bellbottom jeans and side ponytails were violently thrown back into the ‘80s, so will Facebook and Twitter. Already, droves of users have deactivated their accounts and relegated themselves to lessconnected websites explaining, “It’s just not worth the headache, man.” My vision for 2020 includes a wildly popular reprinting of “Walden,” people moving to cabins in the Appalachians to find themselves and chop firewood, and lots of flannel. As of now, I’m not all that opposed to it. Maybe what America needs is a revitalizing weekend away from social saturation to give it some perspective and put it on the right track to kick its Farmville addiction. There’s only one way to find out. So pop some Mucinex, deactivate that Facebook and hock a big loogie of social phlegm; you’ll be able to say you were disconnected before it was cool. Kenney is a freshman majoring in political science and journalism from Shawnee.


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Documentary about wrongful conviction proves compelling
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alamb@kansan.com The exhaustive and comprehensive documentary “West of Memphis” chronicles the case of the West Memphis Three (WM3), in which three teenagers were wrongfully convicted of an atrocious crime they did not commit. As both a document of sustained injustice and a complex, investigative murder mystery, it’s an extremely compelling film. In May 1993, three 8-yearold boys were murdered in West Memphis, Ark. Because the bodies were mutilated when discovered, the authorities assumed they were killed by Satanic worshipers. Damien Echols, an 18-year-old delinquent, became the prime suspect since he had a criminal record and was known to be a Satanist. He and his friends Jessie Misskelley, 17, and Jason Baldwin, 16, were tried and convicted of the murders, with Echols sentenced to death and the other two to life in prison. Director Amy Berg begins the story from the tragic perspective of one of the victim’s mothers, describing the day her little boy disappeared. Berg establishes the background of the case and why it was so easy for authorities to pin the charges on Echols, Misskelley and Baldwin before shifting the focus of the movie to their side. In the beginning she assembles a portrait of a devastated community in the Bible Belt, featuring interviews, court testaments and recordings that reasonably point to the WM3 being guilty. And then she digs deeper, exposing the reality of the situation piece by piece. Berg gives voice to Echols while he’s on death row and the woman who married him, who dedicated her life to bringing out the truth and freeing the WM3. As new DNA evidence emerges, a strong case for the innocence of the WM3 is constructed, gaining enormous support and even advocacy from people like Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and director Peter Jackson. Jackson even helps bring new DNA proof to light that not only elucidates details about the murders, but also points toward the real killer, which makes for a very unsettling turn of events. Berg wisely allows these developments to take hold of the narrative as they gain traction. She builds tension in the story with deeper interviews and deposition footage, veering away from the actual WM3 frequently to grow it into a much more fascinating and larger saga. She also manages to show virtually all sides to the case. What’s particularly interesting are the interviews of judges, lawyers and senators who repeatedly fight against granting a new trial in the

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face of so much new evidence. The manipulation by the original prosecution and how far the state of Arkansas went to prevent a retrial for 17 years both prove quite disturbing in their implications for our justice system. At two-and-a-half hours, “West of Memphis” stands as an epic documentary tale, arduous in the journey but never too long or undeserving of such a thorough treatment. It effectively condenses more than 18 years of a twisting case into a cohesive and well-told story, consistently dramatic and emotionally resonant. If you’re unfamiliar with the West Memphis Three, their story is more than worth your time, and this is the way to experience it.

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investigation continues into release of private information
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LOS ANGELES — The first lady and the Vice President are among the latest public figures to have their private information posted on a mysterious website, and the Secret Service has joined the investigation into the postings that include documents from people ranging from rapper Jay-Z to the head of the FBI. The site includes Social Security numbers, credit reports, addresses and phone numbers. It bears an Internet suffix originally assigned to the Soviet Union, and many of the pages feature unflattering pictures or taunting messages of the person featured. Others whose information is posted include pop star Britney Spears, Attorney General Eric Holder, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Both the FBI and the Secret Service said Tuesday they were investigating the site. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he had “no assessments to offer” on the situation and referred questions to the Secret Service, which wouldn’t provide further details. The site grew from 11 names to 18 in the first 24 hours since it became public, with its operator adding additional features to count the number of visitors and a link to a Twitter account. It offers no explanation about why the targets were selected or how the information was obtained. The Twitter account includes an


in this file photo, Jay-Z poses backstage at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Jay-Z is among 11 celebrities and government officials whose private financial information appears to have been posted online by a site that began garnering attention on Monday. anti-police message in Russian. Social Security numbers posted on Jay-Z, Mel Gibson and others matched records in public databases. Social Security numbers are not public records, although they used to be included in some court filings. Many courts require the information be redacted from filings since the numbers can be used to steal a person’s identity and open credit accounts in their name. Los Angeles police also are investigating, trying to determine

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“You always have to believe in yourself, believe that you’re the best.” — Tiger Woods on his win this past weekend

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Tiger was second in putting in this past weekend’s field of play. — ESPN



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ast weekend, Tiger Woods shot 19-under par to win the WGCCadillac Championship in Miami, Fla. To win, he beat out Steve Stricker, a good friend of Woods, by two shots. In his post-victory interview, Woods did something surprising. He thanked his competition for helping him win. He explained that Stricker had helped him with his putting during some practice time. It was this practice with Stricker that helped Woods win the tournament, as his putting played an integeral role in his victory. Though Woods is known for his putting, it is rare for professional golfers to receive help from their competitors. Joe LaCava, Woods’ caddy since 2011, said that this was the best performance he’s seen

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from him since was hired. Woods’ most recent performance begs the question: is Tiger Woods on the verge of dominating the Golf world again? Given the uphill battle he has fought since his 2009 infidelity scandal and car accident with his now ex-wife, Swedish model Elin Nordegren, a performance like Sunday’s may signal Woods’ rec-

lamation of his former glory. Yet, one successful outing does not constitute a comeback. For the golf world and fans alike to consider Woods as being back to his former level as a player, he needs to win a major tournament very soon. Yes he will go down as a golfing legend, but the infidelity scandal and the subsequent fallout affected him tremendously, and recovery has been long in the making. In two weeks, he will participate in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which is loaded with talented golfers. In one month, the most prestigious championship, the Masters, will take place. This event will test Woods’ mettle on the course, and the world will decide if he is actually back. Even though I am a little uncertain about Tiger’s comeback in the golf

world, seeing him win again is always a good sign for not only golf fans, but for all sports fans in general. Lately, golf has been getting dominated by players who are not from the United States and even though it’s great to see, it’s always better to see one of our own donning the green jackets. — Edited by Brian Sisk

This week in athletics
men’s Basketball Big 12 Championship 2 p.m. Kansas City, Mo.


Softball Fresno State University Noon Sacramento, Calif. Baseball TCU 6:30 p.m. Fort Worth, Texas men’s Basketball Big 12 Championship 2 p.m. Kansas City, Mo.

Softball Texas State 11 a.m. Sacramento, Calif. Baseball TCU 6:30 p.m. Fort Worth, Texas men’s Basketball Big 12 Championship 2 p.m. Kansas City, Mo.

Softball Sacramento State 1 p.m. Sacramento, Calif. Baseball TCU 1 p.m. Fort Worth, Texas Women's Rowing Louisville Invite All Day Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Women’s Soccer SpVgg Kaufbeuren TBA Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, Germany Women’s Rowing Spring Training All Day Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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1 killed in bus crash involving college athletes
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — A sports car spun out of control on a wet highway in upstate New York and was hit Tuesday by a bus carrying college lacrosse players from Vermont that was sent toppling onto its side, police said. State police say a 64-yearold woman passenger in the red Porsche was killed and the 65-year-old man who was driving was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Four players on the bus were treated for minor injuries at the scene. The crash happened shortly before noon Tuesday on Interstate 87 in Saratoga County, about 150 miles north of New York City. State Police Lt. Greg Thomas said the bus was carrying 34 players, three coaches and a driver from Saint Michael’s College, a small Catholic liberal arts school in Colchester, Vt., to a game in Westchester County, just north of New York City. He said the bus landed on its side off the road after running into the Porsche, which ended up mangled on the median. Bob Urban, who was driving in front of the bus, tells WNYT-TV he saw the Porsche slewing across the three-lane road. “As I accelerated to clear him he veered left again, causing his Porsche to spin out of control,” the Clifton Park resident said. “When I looked up I could see the bus was going to make impact. It was unavoidable. The bus had no other option.” Urban said the Porsche “shattered ... more like exploded” when it was hit. A work van was also damaged hitting one of the other vehicles or debris, Thomas said. Its driver wasn’t hurt. The southbound lane of the highway between exits 9 and 10 remained closed indefinitely Tuesday afternoon, troopers said. Players wearing purple jackets and white shorts were taken on a local school bus to a nearby firehouse. According to the Saint Michael’s website, the team is scheduled to play at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., on Wednesday afternoon. “Everyone’s OK. They’re safe, they’re happy,” said interim head coach Pat Ivory, who took over the team after the Feb. 15 death of longtime head coach Paul Schimoler, who died at age 45 from brain cancer. It was the team’s first road trip of the season. Ivory said he was sitting at the front of the bus when the crash happened, but he declined to comment on details, saying he’d leave that to police.

Law enforcement personnel work at the scene of a bus crash on the Adirondack Northway on Tuesday in Clifton Park, N.Y. State transportation officials say the accident happened just before noon Tuesday. Police had no other information about the accident or any injuries.


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the positivity from Taylor. He remembers Taylor worried about playing not talking — Twitter notwithstanding. According to Taylor, that’s always the hardest part: when things start to go bad on the court your body can turn on you real fast. “Your mind is telling you to do something and your body just isn’t doing it,” Taylor said. “You’re shooting the same way every time and some shots just aren’t going in. Then you get off the court and you have to hear about it from people that are supposed to support you.” Taylor knew the only way Johnson could get back in fans’ good graces was for those shots to start falling. When Johnson started to heat up against Iowa State, Taylor knew what would happen as soon as he stepped off the court: Johnson would be treated like a hero. Taylor also knew something else. Johnson didn’t have to apologize for the dunk, but he also didn’t have to dunk at all. “I was telling myself he might as well stop at the three point line and try to hit 40,” Taylor said. “I was thinking, ‘pull up’.” When the often-serious Johnson heard that, even he couldn’t hold back a smile. He giggled just long enough to collect his thoughts. “If I deserved 40,” Johnson said, “I would have made one of those threes earlier in the game.” — Edited by Tara Bryant

Denver dominates the lane for win
PHOENIX — Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and the Denver Nuggets ran their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Corey Brewer added 20 points and Ty Lawson 19 as the Nuggets matched their longest winning streak of the season. Denver dominated points in the paint 74-32, including an assortment of soaring dunks. Wesley Johnson scored 18 and Marcus Morris had 16 for the Suns. Hamed Haddadi scored a careerhigh 13 for Phoenix. The Nuggets return home to face the Knicks on Wednesday night in Carmelo Anthony’s first game in Denver since leaving for New York. Denver led throughout the second half, but the Suns stayed within striking distance until the Nuggets finished the game with a 16-8 run over the final four minutes. Neither team led by more than seven points in the first half, despite Denver’s 38-16 advantage in points in the paint. A 13-1 Phoenix run erased a 35-30 Denver lead and put the Suns up 43-36 on Michael Beasley’s 19-footer with 5:19 left in the half. But the Nuggets outscored the Suns 17-7 the rest of the quarter to lead 53-50 at the break. Denver scored the first six of the second half, the first four on fastbreak layups by Lawson and Koufos, to go up 59-50 after Kenneth Faried’s two free throws with 10:50 to go in the third. The Nuggets took their first double-digit lead at 86-76 when Brewer made one of two free throws with 8:44 to play. Moments later, JaVale McGee’s huge dunk on a lob from Brewer made it 88-79, then Lawson’s fastbreak dunk after a turnover put Denver up 90-79 with 6:26 remaining. Denver’s nine-game streak matches its season best.

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“It dawned on me, like, that was too strong,” Johnson said. At the moment, Johnson is pretty strong. He’s enjoying his last few games with the Jayhawks, but he also realizes that savoring Senior Night is important for his legacy and his relationship with the coach that’s survived all this time with him. “It just a boost of momentum going into March,” Johnson said. “I feel like right now, we’re off to a good start, but I’m just trying to keep it rolling.” — Edited by Dylan Lysen

Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson (3) and JaVale McGee celebrate against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday in Phoenix.


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Penn state releases document stating cost of Freeh report
on university leadership to release itemized costs, in part to promote transparency. Those critics had also asked the university to release the letter of agreement, or “engagement letter” with Freeh, that outlined the scope and responsibilities of the former FBI director in leading the internal investigation into the scandal. The letter from Freeh was signed Dec. 2, 2011 by then-board chair Steve Garban and trustee Kenneth Frazier, who headed the trustees committee to which Freeh reported. Freeh concluded that Paterno and three school administrators acted to conceal allegations against Sandusky to protect the school’s image. The administrators have vehemently denied the findings. Paterno died in January 2012. Last month, an exhaustive critique commissioned by his family called Freeh’s findings inaccurate and unfounded, and resulted in a “rush to injustice.” That review raised new questions about the report and the university’s handling of the findings from the alumni critics, some explayers and a handful of trustees including the outspoken Anthony Lubrano. In particular, Lubrano has said the school should ask for a refund from Freeh because the investigation was not full or complete. The engagement letter outlined that Freeh’s findings would cover why there were failures to report; who knew about allegations; and how the allegations were handled by trustees, administrators, coaches and other staff. The report “also will provide recommendations ... for actions to be taken to attempt to ensure that those and similar failures to not occur again,” read the letter posted by Penn State.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State has released a document sought by some of its critics detailing the agreement with former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a review that cost the school about $8.1 million. Including the bill to pay Freeh, Penn State’s total costs associated with the scandal topped $41 million as of the end of December, the university disclosed Monday on a website. The monthly financial update provided more itemization for certain costs, including the Freeh report. The update also counted the first of five annual $12 million installments — paid in December — that would ultimately cover the $60 million fine from the NCAA as part of landmark sanctions for the scandal. Some vocal alumni had called

Christy Cash, a senior on the University of Kansas swimming and diving team, dives at a Feb. 2 meet against arkansas inside Robinson natatorium. Cash placed third in both of the diving events.


Senior swimmer Cash clinches spot in finals
sliang@kansan.com Senior Christy Cash made it to the finals of the one-meter competition Tuesday at the Zone “D” Diving Championship in Houston. She placed 17th in the six-dive preliminary round to advance. Out of 46 divers, the top 18 competitors advanced to the finals. Cash placed herself in position to qualify from the beginning of the competition. She scored 49.20 points with her first dive to earn 12th place. She slipped to 19th place after round five. On her sixth and final dive, the inward two somersault tuck, she scored 42.05 points. This brought her point total to 256.45, which was enough to earn her a spot in the finals. Cash also finished the competition in 17th place after the finals. Final scores are added to qualifying scores, and Cash ended the afternoon with 521.05 points. Junior Alyssa Golden and freshman Meredith Brownell also competed in the preliminaries. Golden finished in 43rd place with 209.95 points, and Brownell took 37th place with 224.90 points. Golden’s best dive, the inward one-and-ahalf somersault pike, came in round one. Brownell also earned her high score on this dive, in round six. Missouri junior Loren Figueroa won the one-meter event with 623.35 points after finishing the preliminaries in first place with 316.10 points. Minnesota junior Margaret Keefer earned second place. Texas A&M senior Rebecca St. Germain earned third place. The action resumes Wednesday for the 10-meter platform event. All three Jayhawks will compete. This competition features five dives with the top 12 scorers in the preliminary round moving on to the finals. At this event last year, Cash finished 15 points shy of making the finals. Diving starts 11 a.m. at the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Houston. Wednesday is the last day of the Zone “D” Diving Championship, and seven divers will qualify for the NCAA Championship from this zone. — Edited by Madison Schultz


golfer swallowed by 18-foot sinkhole while on fairway
ST. LOUIS — Suddenly being swallowed up by the earth on a golf course’s fairway drove a wedge between Mark Mihal and a stellar round. The 43-year-old mortgage broker was counting his blessings Tuesday and nursing a dislocated shoulder sustained four days earlier when he tumbled into an 18-foot deep sinkhole on the 14th hole of the Annbriar Golf Club near Waterloo, Ill., just southeast of St. Louis. Friends managed to hoist Mihal to safety with a rope after about 20 minutes. But the experience gave him quite a fright, particularly following the much-publicized recent death of a man in Florida who died when his bedroom fell into a sinkhole. That man’s body hasn’t been found. “I feel lucky just to come out of it with a shoulder injury, falling that far and not knowing what I was going to hit,” Mihal, from the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur, told The Associated Press before heading off to learn whether he’ll need surgery. “It was absolutely crazy.” Mihal said it was a real downer on what had been a fine outing. With winter finally nearing an end, “it was the first day to get to play in a long time,” he said. “So I wasn’t expecting too much.” Golfing with buddies, Mihal was waiting to hit his third shot when he noticed a bathtub-looking indentation about knee deep just behind him on the fairway. Mihal remarked about how awkward it would be to hit out of the odd depression, and then walked over to give it a closer look and took one step onto it. “It didn’t look unstable,” he said. “And then I was gone. I was just freefalling. It felt like forever, but it was just a second or two, and I didn’t know what I was going to hit. And all I saw was darkness.” His golfing buddies didn’t see him vanish into the earth but noticed he wasn’t visible, figuring he had tripped and fallen out of sight down a hill. But one of them heard Mihal’s moans and went to investigate. “He just thought it was some crazy magic trick or something,” Mihal said. Getting panicky and knowing his shoulder “was busted,” Mihal assessed his dilemma in pitch darkness as he rested on a mound of mud, wondering if the ground would give way more and send him deeper into the pit that was 10-feet wide at the opening, then broadened out into the shape of a bell below the surface. “I was looking around, clinging to the mud pile, trying to see if there was a way out,” he said. “At that point, I started yelling.” A ladder that was hustled to the scene was too short, and Mihal’s damaged shoulder crimped his ability to climb. One of his golf partners made his way into the hole, converted his sweater into a splint for Mihal and tied a rope around his friend, who was pulled to safety.


Sprint Center is new home court

Volume 125 Issue 87


Wednesday, March 13, 2013


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When Elijah Johnson received criticism, Tyshawn Taylor was there to help
In his previous seven games, Johnson hit 33 percent of his field goals, averaged 2.6 turnovers per game and barely averaged three assists per game. Every part of Johnson’s game seemed to crumble. That’s when Taylor stepped in. “Any guard who plays at that school — it’s going to be tough on them because coach Self demands a lot from his guards,” Taylor said. “The University of Kansas fans are just so crazy about basketball that if someone isn’t playing well it’s going to be tough on them.” Perhaps no one is more suited to utter those words than Tyshawn Taylor. As the beacon of Jayhawk fans’ frustration for his last two seasons, from 2010 to 2012, Taylor has seen just how much hatred can be thrown at a Kansas point guard. So when he saw Johnson getting the same treatment from Kansas fans, he made sure to walk him through the dos and don’ts of taking criticism. “The only thing I tried to preach to him was to keep his head up,” Taylor said. “The coaches know he’s good and his teammates trust him. He just needed to start believing in himself.” As much as Taylor was in his ears, it was easier for Johnson to visualize the previous year. “There’s nothing for him to talk to me about that I don’t already know,” Johnson said. “But to see him go through it helped a lot.” Johnson remembers Taylor getting ripped in the papers and on the Internet, and walking into the locker room with a smile on his face the next day. He remembers

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bschuster@kansan.com With Kansas’ senior point guard in the midst of a 39-point performance against Iowa State, his predecessor Tyshawn Taylor decided to do what he does best and took to Twitter. “What’s all this talk about Elijah Johnson you Jayhawk fans speak of?” Taylor posted. Johnson had been the topic of discussion for quite some time. Taylor’s sarcastic comment was just his way of telling fans to shut it. Enough with the criticism, enough with the “Kansas has no point guard” mentality and enough with the cries to sit Johnson on the bench. And after the Cyclones were put away in the overtime of an instant classic, Taylor shook his head as he watched his former teammate apologize for an emphatic dunk as time expired. “I respect the fact that he apologized,” Taylor said. “But I don’t think he needed to.” Of course Iowa State fans wouldn’t understand that sentiment, perhaps not many Kansas fans either. After going through weeks of torture by media and poor play by his team, the need to abuse a rim with a one-handed slam was a feeling only Taylor and Johnson could share. “Him going for the dunk was just a way to solidify a huge win,” Taylor said. “I think it was more to show that he got the monkey off his back.” Johnson suffered through a three-game losing streak and a personally rough stretch in conference play. That monkey on his back felt like King Kong by the time Johnson and the Jayhawks rolled into Ames, Iowa.


By Mike Vernon


ust don’t call it Allen Fieldhouse East. Over the next two weeks, unless anything shocking happens, the Jayhawks will have a new home court of sorts at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. On Thursday, Kansas will play either West Virginia or Texas Tech in the Sprint Center’s two-week basketball extravaganza that’s on its way. The first round of the Big 12 Tournament will start the festivities on Wednesday, and it’ll carry right on through to the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament the following week. Kansas will be a favorite in every game they play in their downtown Kansas City rental home. Could the home court advantage give the Jayhawks enough confidence to win all five of their potential games in KC? Jeff Withey certainly doesn’t think it will make a difference. “I’d say we’re expected to win no matter what,” Withey said. “I wouldn’t say we have more pressure. If anything it kind of helps us out.” And unlike previous years, the Big 12 Tournament actually means something to Kansas. It has some substance for a team that split its conference title with Kansas State. But not only is it about extracting revenge and righting a wrong loss to Baylor to end its season. It’s about building confidence in the Sprint Center for the two NCAA Tournament games that really matter. That base of confidence for the Jayhawks should already be there from what feels like a long, long time ago. On Nov. 19, Kansas smoked Washington State 78-41. The following night, Kansas took care of St. Louis 73-59. And then the Jayhawks squeaked one out over Oregon State 10 days later 84-78. However, those wins were four months ago, before the Kansas’ three game losing stretch, before Elijah Johnson was resurrected, even before he needed to be resurrected. So the Jayhawks are left in a situation that’s oddly familiar to them — being the one seed in the Big 12 Tournament — yet fairly unique, seeing as there’s added pressure from the fan base for the Jayhawks to cut the conference nets down. If the Jayhawks can string even two wins together to get to the Big 12 Tournament Championship, their confidence will get a valuable boost headed into the NCAA Tournament. If the Jayhawks stumble early in the conference tournament, the heightened pressure to play well will only be greater. The Big 12 Tournament means more than just another banner to hang and trophy to add to the case this season. And that’s mostly because of Kansas City and the Sprint Center. Just please remember not to call it Allen Fieldhouse East. — Edited by Hayley Jozwiak

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Senior guard Tyshawn Taylor celebrates with junior guard Elijah Johnson at the half after coming to life and leading the team in scoring with 14 points and going 3-4 from the three point land. Taylor finished with 28 points in the Jayhawks 9274 victory.

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Jayhawks to host Johnson’s current play ‘too strong’ Jackson State
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fvousoughian@kansan.com After earning a sweep this past weekend against Niagara, Kansas prepares to host a one-game series against Jackson State at 3 p.m. The Jayhawks, who are 10-5 on the season, are familiar with Jackson State after a previous match this season in Conway, Ark. The Jayhawks defeated the Tigers in their Feb. 23 meeting 10-6. Despite picking up a victory, it didn’t come easy. Kansas senior pitcher Thomas Taylor threw for only 4 2/3 innings and allowed six runs off nine hits against the Tigers. Kansas wants to limit Jackson State, which holds a 9-7 record, in getting hits or getting on base. “They like to run the bases and they’re not an easy test,” Kansas pitching coach Ryan Graves said. “We’re going to have to play well to beat them.” Kansas will likely start senior pitcher Tanner Poppe, who missed his last two starts due to a back injury. Poppe and the rest of the pitchers have heard from Graves about the importance of pitching well against Jackson State. As good as the pitchers have been, Graves sees some room for improvement and hopes the Jayhawks can get better in those areas against the Tigers before moving forward. “Offensively, they can really swing the bat,” Graves said. “We’re

going to have to do a better job of throwing strikes and getting ahead of the pitch count.” Graves also wants the pitchers to do a better job of putting batters away with strikes and finish innings with two outs. Along with the starting pitching, Kansas has had a strong bullpen with Jordan Piche’ and Robert Kahana coming in during games to help the defense. With Poppe expected to be limited due to his return, Kansas coach Ritch Price said the bullpen must be ready. “They’re really a good fastballhitting team,” Price said. “It’s really important that Tanner and the rest of the guys who are out there make some really good pitches.” Kansas sophomore outfielder Michael Suiter, who won Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week, thinks the familiarity with Jackson State in an earlier matchup will help going into the one-game series. Kansas is already looking toward the future and is excited to get conference games underway. Following Wednesday, the Jayhawks will face conference newcomers TCU Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas. “We’ve got to take another step,” Graves said. “With conference play coming up this weekend, we need to make sure we keep improving and keep getting better.” — Edited by Brian Sisk

It’s been a battle of wits with coach Bill Self and senior guard Elijah Johnson. Their relationship has played out like a “Survivor” episode, except it’s not shown on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. It’s shown on a basketball court, in front of microphones and behind the practice doors of Allen Fieldhouse. There have been some difficult times, like this year when Johnson received some visceral hatred from the fan base and his coach challenged him publicly as he worked through injury and mental hurdles. “We don’t have a point guard,” Self said on Feb. 2. The Jayhawks have a point guard now, as Johnson has evolved to the level where he was at last March when the team made a run for the national championship. Although Johnson continued to struggle for part of the season, he never let much of the criticism bother him. “We all catch flak,” Self said on March 7. “But if anybody’s going to catch it, it probably deserves to be a senior starting point guard and the head coach.” It’s nothing new for Self and Johnson. Even with the appearance of problems, Self has never taken issue with their relationship. “The thing about Elijah is he knows I like him, and he knows I really want him to be successful,” Self said on March 7. “I think he enjoys that freedom.”

By freedom, Self means allowing Johnson to direct traffic in games and in practice. “I think it’s a distance relationship,” Johnson said on March 7. “He usually rides players and he kind of lets me be and lets me go on my lonesome. Sometimes we’ll go a whole practice and he’ll say nothing to me, whether I’m messing up or not. I feel like that’s the best way for him to get to me.” He’s also shared great moments with Self, such as after his master-

“The thing about Elijah is he knows I like him, and he knows I really want him to be successful.”
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ful 39-point performance when he was mobbed by his teammates in the locker or when Johnson presented Self with his 500th game ball at Saturday’s game. The two seem to have figured each other out enough to help the team succeed. “I love coach Self, man,” Johnson said. “He’s always a step ahead. He knows what’s best for you before you even know sometimes. He don’t make it easy on you, so I get a kick out of that from him.” For Self, it has been a lot of give and take with Elijah. He’s seen his potential throughout the years, but has not always executed at the level that was expected of the 24th ranked high school player

coming out of Las Vegas in 2009. “Elijah is a guy that for, whatever reason – and I’m not saying anything negative – can get in his own way,” Self said in a Topeka Capitol-Journal article on Feb. 22, 2011. “When things are going well, he can get in his own way a little bit, and that’s kind of been the story since he’s been here. I’m not saying anything negatively or disciplinary wise, but he’s playing well and commits three bad fouls and you have to take him out or whatever.” That has not been the case recently, as Johnson has elevated his game the past week to a level not seen in his time at Kansas. “He was unbelievable. He was the best player in the country tonight,” Self said after the Iowa State game last Monday. “I’ve had some guys get 30 before, but never get 30 in a half. He deserved a night like tonight.” From that point, Johnson went onto to have another beautiful performance on Saturday with 12 points and 10 assists against West Virginia. Johnson showed off his ability to facilitate and score — the same athleticism he was recruited for four years ago. In the game against West Virginia, Johnson blocked a shot in the first half, and jammed a one-handed slam on a lob pass from sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe with just under four minutes left in the game. That dunk led to Johnson flexing his muscles, which has become his signature celebration.

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