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WhaT: Tea at Three
Where: Kansas Union, 4th foor lobby
WheN: 3 to 4 p.m.
aBOuT: The free tea and cookies are ft
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
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.
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
WhaT: Big 12 tournament
Where: Sprint Center
WheN: 5 p.m.
aBOuT: Let’s cross our fngers and
hope our beloved Jayhawks advance
to the fnal round of the conference
WhaT: The National Hanging Out
Show: A Call for Art
Where: Lawrence Percolator
WheN:Noon to 6 p.m.
aBOuT: Artists are asked to contribute
their works that focus on laundry
hanging out to dry and the people who
use them. The works will be part of a
collage of vintage and current art on
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Where: Edgewood Park
WheN: 7 p.m.
aBOuT: Get some fresh air and try
this unique sport. Mallets and balls
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veggie lunch at ecM
As part of its national week of
celebration, the philanthropic group
AmeriCorps is hosting the weekly
veggie luncheon at the Ecumenical
Campus Ministries building, 1204
Oread Ave., today from 11:30 a.m. to
The luncheon is designed to
provide attendees with a glimpse of
what Douglas County’s AmeriCorps
branch does and how prospective
members can get involved.
AmeriCorps, described by
Lori Johns, director of volunteer
engagement for United Way of
Douglas County, is a “domestic peace
corps” that is devoted to ameliorating
community welfare across the nation.
This AmeriCorps group is focused
on the health and wellness of
Douglas County residents specifcally.
“We have clients around the county
that we work with as home coaches to
provide them adequate health care,”
Johns said. “We also work quite a
bit with residents who want to lose
weight and elderly residents who
require more personal care, and we
do this through 12 to 13 local health
In tandem with the luncheon is a
one-day new diaper drive designed
for impoverished young families in
“There’s a real need in a lot of
these community shelters and health
centers for diapers,” Johns said.
“We’re working with the Lawrence
Community Shelter to provide diapers
for families who can’t afford them.”
Johns highlights the immediate
need one donated bag of diapers
satisfes for homeless and
underserved Lawrence families. Those
interested in helping are encouraged
to drop off diaper bags at the ECM
during the luncheon, at the Douglas
County United Way offce, at the
Heartland Community Health Center
or at the Lawrence Community Health
The Hy-Vee at 6th Street and
Monterey Way will also be accepting
donations on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
— Reid Eggleston
Alcohol sales may be expanded,
according to a proposed Kansas
bill currently being reviewed by a
House Bill 2206 would expand
grocery and convenience stores’
rights to sell alcohol. Currently,
grocery and convenience stores are
only allowed to sell up to 3.2 percent
alcohol beer and wine while retail
liquor stores can sell full-strength
beer, wine and hard liquor.
“Kansas consumers deserve the
choice to decide where to purchase
their alcoholic beverages as long
as they’re 21 or over,” said Jody
Hanson, Uncork Kansas public
relations representative. “We don’t
feel that that should be dictated by
the government. We don’t feel like
liquor stores really deserve to be
protected by the government.”
Uncork Kansas, the coalition
seeking HB 2206 stresses that pre-
venting grocery and convenience
stores from selling alcohol goes
against the basic tenets of a free
“It’s really big business trying to
come in and put their foot down,”
said Brenton Bartz, the general
manager at Mass Beverage.
The issue, Bartz says, is a ques-
tion of big versus local business.
While liquor stores like Mass
Beverage are locally owned, the
grocery and convenience stores
that Bartz would be competing
with if this bill is approved would
be national corporations.
“I don’t just pay my employees
who are local people, I also employ
local HVAC people, local main-
tenance people and local accoun-
tants,” Bartz said. “I spread money
to other local businesses whereas
Kroger and Walmart have giant
corporations to take care of that.”
The ability to sell liquor, says
Hanson, could help struggling,
rural, mom-and-pop grocery and
convenience stores keep afloat.
A grocery store closing in rural
Kansas creates a food desert where
people have to drive 15 to 20 miles
to get fresh food. Furthermore,
Hanson argues, larger corporations
create jobs by hiring more local
“Regardless of where a company
is based or how big it is, if it oper-
ates in Kansas, these companies
have to pay all types of taxes to
the state -- real estate taxes, pay-
roll taxes, personal property taxes
-- and the bigger the company, the
more these taxes are paid,” Hanson
Bartz is concerned that an
18-year-old checkout clerk at a con-
venience store at 2 a.m. will not be
as diligent at preventing underage
purchase of alcohol as his employ-
ees. All Mass Beverage employees
must be at least 21-years-old and
are specially trained to identify cus-
Regulating restricted products,
Hanson said, isn’t a new challenge
that grocery and convenience stores
would have to negotiate, since they
already sell 3.2 percent beer, wine
coolers, cigarettes, tobacco prod-
ucts and pharmaceuticals.
“They already have the knowl-
edge, infrastructure, training and
technology to regulate restricted
products so it’s not going to be a
big jump for them to take on the
beer and the wine because they’re
already doing it successfully,”
In order to survive with Walmart
and other grocery and convenience
stores as competitors, Bartz said
that Mass Beverage would have to
rework its business model. After a
transitional period, the liquor store
would adapt into a specialty store,
allowed to sell corkscrews, mixers,
cups and ice.
While amendments to the bill
are currently being reviewed and
introduced, if approved by the
House Committee on Commerce,
Labor and Economic Development,
House Bill 2206 could be voted on
by the full House next week.
— Edited by Elise Reuter
annual fee review
The Student Senate Finance
Committee passed 18 bills last night
during their meeting.
• A Bill to Fund the Interna-
tional Family Association Magazine
• A Bill to Fund United Students
Against Sweatshops KU at $230
• A Bill to Fund Easing the Bird’n
5K at $230
A Bill to Fund This Is What
Privilege Looks Like at $580
• A Bill to Fund Graduate Associa-
tion of German Students at $290
• A Bill to Fund the Non Traditional
Student Organization at $430
• A Bill to Fund the African
Student Association Event Sisimuka
• A Bill to Fund the South Asian
Student Association Event Jayhawk
Jhalak at $1,165
• A Bill to Fund the International
Student Association Event Interna-
tional Awareness Week at $1,454
• A Bill to Fund the KU Graduate
Students for Anthropology at $1,000
• A Bill to Fund SPIC-MACAY at
• A Bill to Fund “The Hill” at $230
• A Bill to Fund American Society
of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at $480
• A Bill to Fund First Nations
Student Association at $2,500
• A Bill to Fund Earth Week by KU
Environs at $3,322
• A Bill to Implement the Student
Fee Review Subcommittees Recom-
• A Bill to Fund the FY14 and FY15
• A Bill to Fund the FY14 Line-Item
The bill to implement the student
fee review subcommittees recom-
mendations increased student fees
for each student 55 cents per year,
equaling $444.55. This was a less
than one percent increase in overall
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Buster might only have three
legs, but scaling fences, chasing
squirrels, and going for walks are
still a part of his daily life.
Buster has been a part of Kelly
O’Neill’s family for 11 years. O’Neill,
a sophomore from Leawood, took
Buster in September when his older
brother, who had been taking care
of Buster, graduated and moved to
California for work. O’Neill had to
adjust his life to include taking care
of Buster every day.
“I’ve got another life to take
care of,” O’Neill said. “I have to
make sure he’s healthy, well fed,
he gets enough exercise and gets
O’Neill is one of many students
who owns a pet while in college,
and the added responsibilities of
caring for pets while in school
might be something students
should consider before adopting
On top of regular student expens-
es like rent, tuition, books and
food, O’Neill has to devote some of
his money to Buster. Veterinarian
bills especially have put a large hole
in O’Neill’s pocket.
“Food costs $15-20 a month.
He has medicine for his joints that
costs about $200 a year,” O’Neill
said. “His most recent vet bill was
$50, and his yearly vet totals can
come up to $150-$200.”
All these expenses can add up
over time, but these costs do not
include emergencies. In October
of 2011, Buster dislocated his hip
and that vet bill alone added up
Dori Villalon, Executive Director
of the Lawrence Humane Society,
says that before adopting a pet and
taking on the additional expenses,
students should consider fostering
“If you’re adopting simply
because you miss your cat or dog
back home, consider volunteering
instead,” Villalon said. “We need
foster homes for cats and dogs
(we pay for all food, medical care
and supplies) and have a great dog
walking program where you can
take shelter dogs for the day to hike
or just hang out.”
The Lawrence Humane Society,
a popular place where students go
to adopt pets, recently completed
kennel repairs for dogs available
for adoption. Thirty-nine local vol-
unteers stepped up and fostered
the dogs while construction was
“Thanks to our community,
the repairs went smoothly and
were completed on schedule,” said
The Humane Society is current-
ly gearing up for spring, and the
increase in kittens and other new-
born animals that come with the
season. Villalon says the Humane
Society will be tackling this spring
and summer’s animal increases by
participating in a nationwide chal-
“The Lawrence Humane Society
is one of just 50 shelters nation-
wide selected to participate in
the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K
Challenge,” Villalon said. “We
have set a goal to save 122 percent
more animals this summer than
Part of achieving that goal
means the Humane Society will
have to undertake the task of find-
ing homes for their adult animals
who have been in the Society for
some time, as well as the more
The Humane Society doesn’t
reject applicants because they are
currently a college student, but
Villalon offers advice to students
looking to adopt a pet.
“We want them to consider that
adopting a pet will limit where they
live and their ability to travel or go
on vacation—important consider-
ations while in college,” Villalon
Despite the travel hindrances
animals might bring to students
who have to move, Villalon says
the Humane Society does not see
the animals they adopt out to stu-
dents come back after a year or
“‘Moving’ and ‘landlord won’t
allow’ continue to be top reasons
why animals are relinquished to
the Society, but college students
don’t relinquish animals at a higher
rate than anyone else and despite
the myth, we don’t see an increase
in abandoned animals at the end of
semesters,” Villalon said.
O’Neill says that Buster has
increased his daily responsibilities,
but coming home after a long day
of classes to a smiling, happy dog
is worth it. As he looks for a home
to rent for next year, one of his top
questions for landlords will be, “Is
it pet friendly?”
Villalon stresses that if you are
currently looking to get a pet, you
should consider adoption from the
“If you are ready for pet owner-
ship, please adopt, don’t purchase
a cat, dog, rabbit or ‘pocket pet,’”
Villalon said. “Lawrence Humane
Society animals are already spayed/
neutered, vaccinated, and micro-
chipped and you’ll be helping us
save a life.”
— Edited by Tyler Conover
A 26-year-old male was ar-
rested yesterday at the intersec-
tion of 23rd Street and Louisi-
ana on suspicion of operating
a vehicle under the influence. A
$500 bond was paid.
A 33-year-old female was
arrested Tuesday on the 1600
block of 7th Street on suspicion
of operating a vehicle under
the influence. A $500 bond was
A 29-year-old female was
arrested Tuesday on the 2500
block of 9th Street on suspicion
of failure to appear in municipal
court. A $1,225 bond was paid.
A 28-year-old male was ar-
rested Tuesday on the 3600
block of 25th Street on suspicion
of failure in an out-of-county
court. A $1,500 bond was paid.
— Emily Donovan
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On Monday it will have been 44
years since classes were cancelled
so that students might see Robert F.
Kennedy speak at Allen Fieldhouse.
He opened his presidential campaign
on KU’s campus, and was tragically
assassinated just weeks later.
Adopting pets can be helpful, time-consuming
Owning a pet in college can have its pros and cons. Having a pet can instill respon-
sibility and other life lessons. cons can be that owning a pet is costly.
et’s start with the obvi-
ous: student loan debt
is a problem. Debt from
student loans is now a bigger
source of consumer borrowing
than credit cards—things notori-
ous for leading ordinary people
into bankruptcy and financial
struggle. What’s more alarming
is that student loan debt default
is on the rise, meaning that more
and more people are not fulfill-
ing their obligations of repay-
ment and leaving lenders, mainly
the government, on the hook for
money that was lent out.
According to CollegeCalc.
org, here at the University, about
45 percent of undergraduates
take out a federal student loan
to help finance their education.
According to FICO via Forbes
Magazine, the average amount
of student loan debt among col-
lege graduates is $27,253, and
according to advisorperspectives.
com half as much as the 2011
median annual income for 25-34
For some more perspective,
the inflation rate of college costs
is over 500 percent since 1982
according to Steve Odland at
Forbes and inflationdata.com.
Finally, according to CNN, the
median yearly income for a fam-
ily of four in the US for 2011 was
just over $50,000 (from US cen-
sus data), and the average yearly
tuition at a four-year public
institution is over $8,000. So it’s
no wonder people need student
loans to finance their educa-
tion; without them, thousands
of deserving students at the
University and millions through-
out the country simply wouldn’t
be able to go to college.
There are dozens of reasons
for the explosions of college
costs, but according to the New
York Times, funding cuts from
states as one of the top reasons
for the increase, while Steve
Odland said that it has to do
with inflated salaries and lack
of cost control from within the
institutions. Of course, there are
hundreds of others, but I only get
so much room to write.
This might seem at first glance
like a personal financial issue
instead of a political or policy
issue, and to a certain extent,
that’s correct. Just like with credit
cards, student loans should be
used prudently and not reckless-
ly, to finance an education and
not a lifestyle. Still, why so much
debt? And how do we solve the
student debt problem while still
preserving the opportunity for
every deserving student to pur-
sue a college education?
Some have posed an idea
that scares the living crap out
of a lot of people: According to
Huffington Post, college might
not be necessary, or even worse,
Fox News said that it’s a harm-
ful scam. This is, of course,
mostly bunk. According to Los
Angeles Times, graduates with
a four-year degree still make 84
percent more throughout their
lives than people without one.
Nevertheless, a degree, like all
things in life, shouldn’t be taken
as a guarantee of anything.
But even with such huge
amounts of student debt, it’s
important to remember that
this problem has a common
root with most other press-
ing problems in America right
now: the gargantuan, nearly
unprecedented recession we’ve
been trying to claw back from
for the past five years. Students
have borrowed more because
they need the money to live on
while in school, because they or
their parents don’t have money
to pay out of pocket, or because
scholarship and grant funds have
dried up in the wake of the reces-
sion and widespread budget cuts.
This isn’t to say when and if the
economy fully recovers that the
student loan problem will magi-
cally resolve itself. It’s going to
take a lot more than that, but it is
a big piece of the pie.
Of course, there are immedi-
ate steps every student should
support to make sure an entire
generation of borrowers doesn’t
spend a huge portion of their
adult lives chained to a debt they
had little choice in taking on,
unless of course they postponed
or forfeited college altogether.
These include keeping interest
rates for loans reasonably low,
allowing graduates to “work
off ” part of their debt by taking
jobs in the public or non-profit
center, and expanding funds
even in a recession to grant and
scholarship programs knowing
that a more educated work force
is going to be worth the invest-
ment. What we might ultimately
need is a change in the way we
think about college—an updated
syllabus, if you will. But that’s a
topic for another column.
Schumacher is a senior majoring in
political science and English from
ith spring break on
the horizon and
many students pre-
paring to leave for exotic islands
and cruise ships, there is a murky
cloud of uneasiness that contin-
ues to hang over the school right
up until Friday afternoon. This
cloud is known as midterms.
We all know and appreciate
midterms for what they are—
teachers basically making sure
that students are keeping up with
the course load while using it as
a chance to add a bulk of points
to the overall grade. However, it’s
the timeliness, or really the lack
thereof, that makes getting to
this ever-important weekend of
freedom a trudging task.
What is it about having to
really dig in and study hard for
a week straight (proud procras-
tinator here) that makes each
midterm you take such a nerve-
wracking experience? Sure, all
the resources are there for you,
but all of a sudden, we are thrust
into a time crunch that has us
worrying about personal vaca-
tion plans and important aca-
demic examinations at the exact
same time. It can be very dif-
ficult for students to stay focused
on the right priorities this time
of year, and midterms stand right
there in the path to hold you
Now in my senior year, I’ve
grown to despise everything
about the timing of midterm
exams. I know I’m definitely
not in the majority on this, but
I’m also not alone either. Why
not have midterms a few weeks
before spring break? It keeps
students on their toes during
the semester while also giving
them a week of preparation for
whatever spring break plans that
may lie ahead. For teachers, the
spring break week can be used
as personal time in full without
having to worry about grad-
ing the midterm examinations.
Simply grade the midterms dur-
ing the final week before spring
The ironic twist to this story
is that I personally do not have
any elaborate spring break plans
this year. I suppose my sister’s
wedding next Saturday falls
under the category of “plans,” but
for all intents and purposes, it’s
the timing of the examinations
more than anything that really
irks me. Consider this a per-
sonal farewell to midterm exami-
nations from a disgruntled senior
— it’s been real, I definitely won’t
miss you, and I loathe you for
what you will do to future gener-
ations of students wanting a little
breathing room the week before
Roque is a senior majoring in jour-
nalism from Overland Park. Follow
him on Twitter @stephaneroque4.
e have a nasty habit of
it comes to sexual vio-
lence in our culture. When some-
one is raped, or sexually harassed,
we tend to throw out questions
like “Well, what was she wear-
ing?” “Was she drinking?” “Did
she flirt with the dude all night?”
We tell women to protect
themselves from violence, to not
wear their hair in ponytails, to
carry pepper spray or mace, to
never walk alone at night. Even
in the language we use, we order
the attention on the victim: vio-
lence against women, battered
women—there’s even an increas-
ing trend in newsprint to call the
victim in a case of rape not the
victim, but the accuser.
We question the victim’s
motives, and seek to find a flaw
within the victim instead of look-
ing at the source of the problem
in the first place. The perpetrator.
The harasser. The rapist. The one
who enacted the violence.
And, as the statistics tell us,
these enactors of sexual violence
against women are overwhelm-
Now, please don’t think I’m
proclaiming “All men are rapists!”
That would assume that men
have some biological predisposi-
tion to be unthinking, violent,
aggressive creatures, which is
obviously messed up. That’s kind
of the point of my article today.
Men are in no way inherently
rape-machines, and this type of
thinking, that rape and sexual
violence is an unquestionable
reality in our society that will
never go away is an insult to men.
Men can totally not rape. Tons
of men never rape. I know quite
a few of them, and I can testify
that it is completely possible for
a bro to go through the entirety
of his life without ever com-
mitting sexual violence against
another person. But we do have
to acknowledge that we live in a
culture that encourages violence
toward women, and that it is nur-
ture, not nature, that makes a rap-
ist. Which is why—bros, you got
to call out your bros before they
commit sexual violence against
Personally, I think everybody
needs to call out individuals who
do or say sexist things (or racist
things, or homophobic things, or
transphobic things — really, all
the ignorant things). But especial-
ly when it comes to sexual vio-
lence against women, the impor-
tance of men talking to other
men about being a decent human
being is super vital. Men pos-
sess privilege in comparison to
women in our society, and men
who have been raised in a culture
that values men’s voices over
women’s respond better to a bro
saying “Dude, knock it off,” than
say, me, going “You’re behaving in
a way that is contributing to rape
culture and is highly problematic
This isn’t to say men’s voices
actually have more value than
women’s. But in order to stop
the cycle of violence men enact
toward women, you have to stop
the problem at the source — i.e.
instead of telling women not to
get raped, tell men not to rape.
And when bros communicate
that message to their bros, it car-
ries a certain weight.
So, to my bros who don’t like
sexual violence (which I assume
is the vast majority of you), here’s
what you can do. When you’re
partying during Spring Break on
the beach, and your bro has his
eyes on the woman who is on the
verge of black-out drunk, tell him
if the girl is unconscious, it’s not
consent. When you go out to a
bar, and your bro gets upset that
the woman he grinded with all
evening doesn’t want to go home
with him, tell him she doesn’t
owe him anything just because
you danced. When your bro calls
women derogatory names, tell
him you don’t want to hear that,
because you have a girlfriend/
mother/sister/friend you like,
and he should treat woman like
Tell your bros to act like men.
And that the only requirement
to being a man is to be a person
who treats other people like peo-
ple worthy of dignity and value.
Gwynn is a sophomore majoring in
English and Women, Gender, and
Sexuality from Olathe. Follow her on
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sarah mccabe, managing editor
nikki wentling, managing editor
dylan Lysen, opinion editor
elise farrington, business manager
Jacob snider, sales manager
malcolm Gibson, general manager and news
Jon schlitt, sales and marketing adviser
tHe editOriAL bOArd
Members of The Kansan editorial Board are Hannah Wise,
Sarah Mccabe, nikki Wentling, Dylan Lysen, elise Farrington
and Jacob Snider.
By Stéphane Roque
By Katherine Gwynn
By Eric Schumacher
@udK_Opinion school work, k-state
fans, and snow. not in that order.
you know it’s hell week when you get
out of class early and you’re excited
because you have more time to study.
Remember the time when your level
of skill was measured by how quickly you
could run up a slide?
Good call on not being in love with the
drummer. it’s a long line and a brutal
competition for that one. To all those
interested: escape while you can!
Don’t judge me! i’m from costa Rica
and we say “chao.”
FaLSe! Wescoe was supposed to be a
laser tag arena and an on-campus bar.
Grunting was the frst language used
by man. Followed shortly thereafter by
i’ll call the Sprint center “allen
feldhouse east” if i want to call it that.
it will be full of Ku fans, so why not?
your Kirby is inferior to my Zoidberg
canned oranges are one of the tasti-
est things ever!
ain’t nobody got time for fnals.
Editor’s note: Well they are two
months away, sooooooooo...
i can’t wait for the tulips to bloom on
Does no one realize we’re the little
brother and K-State is just the screw up
i’m offcially voting for whatever stu-
dent group will spend less of my student
fees on sidewalk chalk.
Sweatpants don’t determine your
i think i’m addicted to netfix...
Dear Kansas union, please repair the
Jayhawk whose head you brutally sliced
open. Signed, Baby Jay.
To the person who wants to know who
would eat oranges out of a can: Someone
who wants to save 30 cents. That’s who.
Basketball players get full tuition
paid for, that’s not enough compensa-
you know you’re a student when an
hour ends at the 50th minute rather than
i’m proud to say i’ve slapped the
basketball band drummer.
i cried tears of happiness when i saw
Tyshawn in the paper.
i’d really appreciate it if midterms
didn’t kill me.
apparently K-Staters hate the little
brother joke. Trololol.
is there going to be a good Ku football
punter next year? Because i’m a soccer
player, and i think i could deliver!
<(‘.’^)<( ‘.’ )>(^’.’)> Kirby dance
Tell your roommate, “if i’m going
nowhere, at least i’m getting there
@udK_Opinion i’ll be stuck working,
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Because the stars
know things we don’t.
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
aries (March 21-april 19)
Today is a 9
the next two days are good for
making money, more than you think
possible. Focus on doing the things
that you’re passionate about, and
it will be easier. Handle chores,
Taurus (april 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Nothing can stop you now. the
more problems you solve, the more
empowered you feel. there’s so
much to accomplish with this new
confidence! take actions where
you’ve been stopped before.
gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is an 8
it’s time to complete the project
you’ve been avoiding. spend time
in private to replenish your ideas,
but don’t get too much into your
head. you’ll be glad when it’s over.
Just do it.
cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is an 8
it’s getting fun. Hold off on making
an important decision until you’re
rested and have thought it over.
it’s easier with some help from your
friends. they add just the right
amount of humor.
Leo (July 23-aug. 22)
Today is a 9
the upcoming days may bring lots
of career movement. Get ready:
it’s easier to take on a leadership
position now. Making mistakes is
part of the equation. Find support
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
Today is an 8
your luck is shifting for the better
again. travel conditions improve.
you can take new ground. New
opportunities will open soon, but
there are still barriers. rebellions
flare up. rest up.
Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is a 9
Be strategic rather than impulsive
now. you receive a call to action in
a transformative cycle. you provide
the imagination. do financial plan-
ning, and study your money.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 9
you’ll have more help. Accept
another’s suggestion. spend more
time with someone beloved, as
vivid feelings and expressions
arise. don’t hold them in. share
sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21)
Today is an 8
Get practical tasks done. the pace
is picking up, and things don’t
always work as planned; at least,
not the first time out. discover
glamour right around the corner.
After work comes play.
capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7
pamper yourself, as you enter a
luxuriously lovely phase. Bring
someone along to help you make
decisions and have fun. there’s
more time for love, which is always
a comfort when money’s tight.
aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
Make your home more comfortable.
it’s where you want to be, anyway.
Authorize improvements. Clean
house. Lounge around with friends,
good food and a movie (after
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 9
you’ll learn quickly, so pay at-
tention. Get ready to take action.
study new developments. put what
you learn to profit; focus on the
marketing. Apply your business
and commerce ideas.
Spring break should be spent
in beautiful weather, on a beach,
drink in hand. (And of course, the
perfect wardrobe to go along with
it). The sad reality is that most
of us won’t be doing anything
half as exciting. For example, I’ll
be at home, dog sitting while
my parents jet off to Australia
and New Zealand for two weeks.
Though I may not be on a
beach, I’ll most certainly be wear-
ing perfect spring break attire. As
long as you’re in warm weather,
dressing the part for a wild week
is all about keeping it simple.
The key to spring break cloth-
ing success is to stick to the basics
and keep it comfortable. Believe it
or not, it is possible to do this in a
For starters, choose a bath-
ing suit that will never go out of
style. Try sticking to solid colors
in classic cuts. Crazy patterns and
unusual styles can be unflattering
and outdated in a year or two.
Whatever it is, make sure that
you feel the most comfortable in
your choice. Try as many styles
as possible to see what feels best
As for covering up, dresses are
your best friend. For daytime, you
can’t go wrong in a flowing, black
cover up. Again, keep it simple.
Be sure to wear something that
can take you from the beach or
pool to a restaurant or other out-
For evenings out, dresses are
still your best friend. Go for a
maxi dress in tropical or floral
prints. Keep it fun; you are on
spring break after all.
When it comes to accesso-
ries, now is the time to get your
hands on the perfect beach bag.
Designers left and right have been
coming out with endless amounts
of straw totes. Sandals are getting
a facelift this season as well. Small
heels have been added to many
spring and summer shoes, but
no one will blame you for keep-
ing yours flat. Gladiators are the
way to go.
Sun protection is a must. Yes,
I’m advocating sunscreen. Not
only is a pale complexion in style,
but there’s nothing more unat-
tractive than a bright red (or
orange) body. You’ll thank me
20 years from now if you take the
couple minutes to spare your
skin and lather on some SPF. If
you really hate putting on sun-
screen, I’m sure you can find a
spring break love interest who
will lend a helping hand.
This is also where hats and
sunglasses come in. Go for a
straw, wide-brim fedora and a
pair of aviators. Not only will
these accessories hide your tired
hungover eyes, but they’re also
perfect for hiding beach-washed
hair. Definitely do not bring your
designer shades for your wild
spring break trip. You’ll be kissing
your pricey piece goodbye in no
time. Before your trip, purchase
a cheap version that you won’t
mind losing or breaking.
If you’re really wanting to pull
out all the stops for your beach
vacay, channel your inner celeb-
rity and go for some body jew-
elry. Stars such as Beyonce and
Rihanna don’t step foot on the
beach without it.
Whatever you wear next week,
be sure it’s something you’ll feel
comfortable enough to have fun
in. Spring break is all about fun,
and whatever you wear should
reflect that. Remember to keep
it simple and to have the right
accessories. If your trip goes awry,
at least you’ll be looking stylish.
— Edited by Megan Hinman
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McLEAN, Va. — Te people
who bring you Te Greatest Show
on Earth will be taking Spider-
Man, the Hulk, Tor and the X-
Men on a worldwide road show.
Feld Entertainment Inc., which
produces the Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey circus, along
with a host of other live shows such
as Disney on Ice, is announced
a partnership Wednesday with
Marvel Entertainment to produce
a live arena show featuring the
Marvel universe of characters.
Exact fnancial terms of the
deal were not disclosed. But Ken-
neth Feld, CEO of Vienna, Va.-
based Feld Entertainment, said he
expects the show to open in July
2014, and tour arenas domesti-
cally and internationally, as the
company’s other shows do. Pro-
duction costs will likely exceed
$10 million, Feld told Te As-
sociated Press in announcing the
Feld Entertainment has ex-
panded in recent years to acquire
several motor sports and monster
truck shows aimed at expanding
its appeal beyond the young chil-
dren who go to the circus and girls
who fock to the Disney shows.
Feld expects the Marvel shows to
appeal to older boys, comic book
fans and family audiences.
Marvel’s chief creative of-
cer, Joe Quesada, said dozens of
people have approached Marvel
about doing a live show of some
sort over the years. Te partner-
ship with Feld Entertainment was
the frst with which he felt com-
“You always have those ques-
tions—how are you going to keep
it from being goofy, or silly, or un-
believable?” Quesada said. But the
level of showmanship in Feld En-
tertainment’s other shows made
“Tey’re already doing feats that
are superhuman to begin with,”
Quesada said of the performers
that Feld Entertainment recruits
for its circus and other shows.
Feld said his company’s long-
standing partnership with Bur-
bank, Calif.-based Te Walt Dis-
ney Co., which acquired Marvel
in 2009, helped establish a level of
trust between Feld and the Marvel
Te show is in the early stages
of development in a new training
center that Feld runs in Ellenton,
Fla. Feld and Marvel said there is
close collaboration to ensure the
characters act in ways consistent
with fans’ understanding. Que-
sada said the director—veteran
choreographer Shanda Sawyer,
who has directed various itera-
tions of the Ringling circus and
won Emmy awards for her televi-
sion work, took a deep dive into
Marvel mythology that took him
“We had to pull her back,”
Quesada said. “I told her, ‘I think
you’re even geeking me out.’”
Trying to bring superhuman
characters to life in a live show
can be daunting and even danger-
ous, as evidence by the difculties
sufered in launching the Broad-
way musical “Spider-Man: Turn
Of the Dark.” Several perform-
ers sufered injuries ranging from
concussions to fractured skulls in
what became the most expensive
show in Broadway history. Te $75
million show has since become
one of Broadway’s top earners.
Te Marvel universe has thou-
sands of characters—some house-
hold names and others known
only to the most devoted fans.
Feld said a live show provides an
opportunity to present a wide
variety of Marvel characters in a
way that will appeal to even casual
Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones
revolutionized the way people lis-
ten to music, and now Beats Elec-
tronics is at it again with a new
streaming service that will change
the way people access their music.
Te service—founded by Dr. Dre
and producer Jimmy Iovine—just
received a $60 million investment
from Len Blavatnik, owner of
Warner Music Group.
Te Internet music streaming
service, Daisy, will rival com-
petitors like Pandora and Spo-
tify. Daisy will allow listeners to
choose their own playlists, and ac-
cording to Te Guardian, Beats
has a possible partnership with
iTunes in the works to help in
Blavatnik feels that, “Beats
has the vision, the brand, the man-
agement team, and now the inves-
tor group to efectively change the
expectations and experiences of
a music subscription service,” ac-
cording to the article.
Blavatnik has predicted that
the digital revolution will lead to
the revival of the music indus-
try, which explains why he is so
strongly supporting the business
model of streaming music.
Anna Travis, a freshman from
Libertyville, Ill., is an avid user of
“I like Pandora because I’m not
good with song names. Pandora
makes it so that I can type in a
genre and easily listen to songs
that I like, without having to
know what they are,” she said. “I
would consider trying Daisy if it’s
similar and has the same general
Listeners like Travis are whom
the new service hopes to help.
Services like Pandora and Spo-
tify have eliminated the aspect of
choice in music listening, and that
is exactly what Daisy will strive
to bring back when it launches in
— Edited by Megan Hinman
PAGE 7A thE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN thURSDAY, MARch 14, 2013
‘Dead Man Down’ delivers
Dr. Dre (center) and Jimmy iovine (left) gather at the Beats store in soho, NYc to
announce their new music streaming service, Daisy.
s much as I enjoy the sleek,
freeze-dried theatrics of
David Fincher’s 2011 ver-
sion of “Te Girl with the Dragon
Tattoo,” I’ll always prefer Niels
Arden Oplev’s leaner, meaner
Swedish-language version, which
was released to comparatively
little fanfare in the spring of 2009.
Noomi Rapace, now most famous
for giving birth to an intergalac-
tic Squidward in “Prometheus,”
was the living, breathing, daddy-
roasting embodiment of Lisbeth
Salander, the rapacious hacker sa-
vant whose cold fury was tempered
by the subtlest stirrings of a soul
in traction. So my expectations
were understandably high when
it was announced that Rapace and
Oplev would be reuniting for their
frst stateside collaboration, a self-
Te result of their reunion,
“Dead Man Down,” is a meat-and-
potatoes revenge thriller elevated
by Oplev’s impeccable visual eye
and committed performances from
Rapace, again convincingly por-
traying an emotional cripple, and
Colin Farrell, an actor who tends
to work best in colorful support-
ing roles. It tells the story of Vic-
tor (Farrell), a Hungarian engineer
whose wife and daughter were
killed as part of an intimidation
game between a crew of Albanian
thugs and Alphonse (Terrence
Howard), a suave, sof-spoken
Brooklyn crime lord.
Afer being shot and lef to die by
the Albanians, Victor goes under-
ground, fashioning himself a new
identity as a slick gun-for-hire, and
spends the next two years infltrat-
ing Alphonse’s criminal empire, pa-
tiently waiting for the right time to
avenge his loved ones. His absurdly
drawn-out vendetta is interrupted
by the arrival of his new neighbor
Beatrice (Rapace), a mentally and
physically scarred ex-beautician
whose face was mangled afer a col-
lision with a drunk driver.
Halfway through an awkward
dinner date, Beatrice reveals that
she once saw Victor murder one
of Alphonse’s underlings in his
apartment. She threatens to go to
the police unless he agrees to kill
the man who deformed her. Victor
reluctantly agrees, unaware that his
enterprising criminal buddy Darcy
(Dominic Cooper) is also danger-
ously close to discovering the truth
about his past.
Ofen silly but never less than
wholly engaging, this strained pulp
saga of violence and redemption
is bookended by two efective ac-
tion scenes, including a climactic
shootout in Alphonse’s mansion
that borrows liberally from the frst
“Die Hard” movie in terms of emo-
tional stakes and spatial dynamics.
One shot involving Victor’s gravity-
defying Dodge Ram is especially
Alternately vindictive and in-
tensely sympathetic, Rapace’s per-
formance takes its cues from the
grand dames of flm noir, especially
Ann Savage’s hard-bitten turn in
1945’s blackmail drama “Detour.”
Farrell’s portrayal is understated,
even anesthetized by comparison,
establishing Victor as a man hol-
lowed out by two long years of rage
and grief. Howard, whose career
has been on the skids since his
forced departure from the “Iron
Man” franchise, adds little to the
proceedings as Alphonse, who
seems more interested in replen-
ishing his wardrobe than in catch-
ing the rat in his crew.
Te flm benefts from a strong
supporting turn from Dominic
Cooper, a gifed dramatic actor
who makes a living moonlighting
in genre fare like last year’s “Abra-
ham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and
“Captain America.” Here’s a capable,
compelling performer who’s practi-
cally begging to ascend to leading-
man status. He was fantastic in the
dual role of Uday Hussein and his
conficted lookalike in 2011’s “Te
Devil’s Double,” and I’d love to see
him embrace larger, more challeng-
ing parts in the future.
All in all, “Dead Man Down” is
a wickedly entertaining mid-March
surprise, a pedestrian premise given
stylistic wings by a gifed European
director and his favorite femme fa-
tale. I hope the spirit of collabora-
tion never leaves them. Afer all, as
they say in Sweden, to separate is to
die a little.
— Edited by Megan Hinman
Beats Electronics transforms
music subscription services
feld Entertainment partners
with marvel for live arena show
Victor (colin farrell) looks to exact revenge on a vicious crime boss (Terrence Howard) with the help of a beautiful blackmailer
(Noomi Rapace) in “Dead man Down.”
“They’re already doing
feats that are superhuman
to begin with.”
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being together for only four
months has not stopped this
band from playing shows
y floor is constantly covered with
strewn papers and multiple stacks
of textbooks scattered around. My
clothes take up what little space is left
on the floor, and my room looks like utter chaos.
With long hours on campus, organizing my room is
too big of task for a few hours. However, disorganiza-
tion and the amount of clutter can affect us beyond
our messy rooms.
Certified Professional Organizer Sue Anderson
identifies clutter as, “Anything that is taking up space
in your home, office or life that you no longer need,
use or love.”
Students like Ashleigh Watson, a junior from
Wichita, keep track of their homework, projects and
exam schedules with a digital calendar and a plan-
ner. Keeping multiple records adds a greater sense of
security that the task won’t be forgotten.
John Coler, a senior from Overland Park, likens
this to contingency plans. Coler knows he is more
likely to do something if it is written down.
For students like Erin Zoglmann, a junior from
Wellington, cleaning and being organized is low on
the priority list.
“When I have time to do it, I will do it,” Zoglmann
said. “Cleaning is the end of list, and school is first.”
Some students prefer organized chaos, where the
focus is staying organized regarding their classes but
not much else. The upkeep of other things is difficult
and time-consuming, which could detract from time
However, organized chaos can be counter-pro-
“Clutter represents delayed decisions,” Anderson
said. “If we would take the time to really think
through why we have something, what we hope to
do with it, etc., then more than likely, we wouldn’t
have it. But making those decisions are difficult, time
consuming and overwhelming, so we choose to just
put them off.”
Make a Task LisT
At the end of the night, just write down a short list
of what has to be done the next day. Include cleaning
and organizing in the list.
Consider what you want. If it is to have no loose
papers, set a goal of always filing away your papers.
With a clear objective, it’s easier to follow through.
“Take 15-30 minutes the night before to prepare
for the next day” Anderson said, “This
includes putting the things you’ll need the next
day by the front door so you can just grab them as
you head out.”
BooksheLves can Be your friend
Invest in buying a small bookshelf you can put in
the corner. It can hold your textbooks and folders or
your clothes and shoes. Bookshelves help clear clut-
ter off the floor.
creaTe a vision for your sPace
Know where things go to make your space conve-
nient. Determine what is or isn’t working for you in
that space and how you would like that space to look
or work, Anderson says.
— Tanvi nimkar
ff the Bench is a new local band that
writes their music in the bathroom. Get
your minds out of the gutter. Haven’t you
heard? The acoustics are great in there.
This band is quickly gaining recognition. They have
played 11 shows including two at the Granada and two
at the Bottleneck, and they have only been together
since November. Their music can be described as a
mix of John Mayer, Jack Johnson and Sublime with an
occasional mix of rap lyrics to engage the audience.
The four guys who make up this band include Brian
Lockwood, a 21-year-old junior, on vocals and rhythm
guitar; Zak Heisler, a 25-year-old nursing school
student, playing the Djembes (percussion); Kevin
Roberts, a 21-year-old senior, on lead guitar; and Jacob
Elberg (Cub), the youngest member of the band at 18
years old, on bass guitar.
KANSAN: When and how did you get your start as a band?
LocKwooD: I’ve played in the bathroom every morning since
I was in high school. My freshman year during the summer,
I lived with Zak. It’s hard enough to fnd a drummer, but I got
lucky because he played the Djembes (an African style rope-
tuned drum). Then I met Kevin and found out he played guitar.
He was the best out of the people I had played with. Cub came
to our frst show, and afterwards, we talked. He ended up being
a really great bass player, and that’s it. We’ve been jamming
ever since, and we are always down to add instruments.
KANSAN: Where has been your favorite place to play so far?
LocKwooD: It’s hard to say that there’s a better place to play in
Lawrence than the Granada. That defnitely stands out when we
think about it. We played our frst show there, and we actually
brought out more people than the headliners.
KANSAN: Describe what it is like to get out on stage and see all
those people waiting to hear your music.
RobERtS: We are a little nervous before every show, but it’s a
good nervous, the excited kind. It always reminds us that we
need to perform at a certain level, but also reminds us that
we can fnd excitement in the little things and really just play
for people. We aim to play good music for good people drinking
KANSAN: Do you guys ever get stage fright?
LocKwooD: Absolutely; if you don’t get a little scared, then
something is wrong. I used to hate the feeling, but now it’s hard
to tell if I’m nervous or just really excited.
KANSAN: What is the process of writing songs like?
LocKwooD: I write in my bathroom ‘cause that’s where I play
mostly. It has good acoustics. I write songs on moment-to-
moment emotions, which works well I think because we are all
going through roughly the same experience right now.
KANSAN: Do you write all your own songs?
LocKwooD: We love to do mash-ups of artists that people re-
ally don’t get to hear in our genre. I call it “acoustic hip-hop.” A
few of my favorites consist of John Mayer, Cheef Keef, Trinidad
James and Waka Floka.
KANSAN: Do you have any groupies?
LocKwooD: Haha, funny question. That word has defnitely lost
its meaning since the ‘60s but we have a lot of friends that are
always around to support us. Most of them are extremely intel-
ligent and beautiful women, so we can’t complain!
KANSAN: Describe your ultimate goal as a band.
LocKwooD: I think we’d all like to get an album completed
while still having the same vibe that we started with. Person-
ally, I’d love to do something like a Vans Warped tour. The idea
of traveling and sharing the music foors me.
RobERtS: The main goal will always be to have fun with our
music. The second it stops being fun, it won’t be worth any-
thing. I guess my ultimate goal would be to have people enjoy
our music, which they do. All is good.
— cara Winkley
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1. Do your research. Look at a
map of the area you’ll be visiting,
and get a game plan of potential
routes and landmarks. According
to Major Chris Keary at the uni-
versity’s Office of Public Safety, if
you know your way around, what’s
going on and walk with authority,
you’ll be less of a target than some-
one who seems lost or confused.
Before you leave, make sure you
have the local police, medical and
emergency numbers programmed
in your phone. Label them as “ICE”
(in case of emergency) for easy
2. Secure your stuff, and stay
simple. Ask a trusted friend staying
in town to check your mail, grab
your newspapers from your door-
step and check your home daily
while you’re away in exchange for
Starbucks or a free dinner. What
you do take with you shouldn’t be
anything that you would hate your-
self for losing or ruining. Avoid
wearing or bringing flashy things
that could also make you a target,
or you might find some of your
items disappearing quickly.
3. Control your cash. It’s easy to
get caught up in the spring break
experience and throw financial
caution to the wind. Avoid over-
spending by keeping a small, set
amount of money with you, and
if possible, don’t even take a credit
card. If you visit an ATM, take a
friend to keep an eye on surround-
ings while you withdraw. Stock up
on groceries to reduce the tempta-
tion to eat out for every meal, and
look for student deals and specials
in restaurants or bars.
4. Buddy up. It sounds cliché, but
there really is safety in numbers.
Avoid the risk of getting lost—
or worse—altogether by making
a pact to stay with a friend when
going out. Although spring break is
all about meeting new people, don’t
run off with someone who you’ve
just recently met without bringing
5. Booze responsibly. How you
handle your alcohol situation can
make or break your spring break
experience. As in any case, drink-
ing can affect your ability to main-
tain awareness of what’s going on,
and if you’re in unfamiliar terri-
tory already, things can potentially
get dangerous. If you choose to
drink, Keary suggests staying with
a friend to protect each other. Try
not to mix alcohol with sun expo-
sure as it can leave you feeling the
effects more intensely. Wherever
you go, never put your drink down
or lose sight of your drink and
return to it later.
6. Ride respectably. If you can’t
stay close to the beach or area
where you’ll be spending time, ask
the hotel desk to recommend a
licensed taxi service. Only accept
rides from people you know, or
from clearly marked taxi vehicles.
Always avoid getting into a car
with someone who isn’t sober.
Worst case scenario is you and
your friends can burn some calo-
ries and walk to your destination.
7. Rock the protective gear. Your
parents and elementary school
teachers were on to something
when they said wearing safety
equipment is important. Helmets
and lifejackets aren’t super stylish,
but neither are drowning or getting
injured. If your participating in an
activity, and you know you should
be wearing it, just wear it.
8. Finally, be an awesome friend.
You would do the same for them.
Having a constant awareness of
what’s going on in a situation and
knowing when things are getting
out of control means you’ll be able
to take action and protect yourself
and your friends said Keary. You
know your friends and you know
when something’s wrong: do them
a favor and if they start acting
funny or aren’t being responsive,
get them and yourself out of the
situation to get help. If there is
ever a situation in which you or
your friends feel uncomfortable,
get away. Before you go out for the
day or night, create a code word or
phrase with your crew to let each
other know if one of you isn’t cool
with what’s happening.
Ideas for a “stay-catIon”
The Big 12 Tournament is in full
swing. Watch the semi-finals this
Friday, and see who comes out vic-
torious in the championship game
Saturday at 6 p.m.
Get caught up in March
Madness—the first round of games
in the NCAA tournament begins
Try a new coffee shop, like Java
Break, Signs of Life, Aimee’s Coffee
House, La Prima Tazza, Dunn Bros
Get in some culture at the
Spencer Museum of Art and see
the exhibit “An Errant Line” pre-
sented by Ann Hamilton, a KU
alumna, and Cynthia Schira, a for-
mer KU professor.
Take a mini-vacay to KC or
Get physical with a new activity.
• Free yoga class – Friday, 7:30-
8:45 p.m. at Breathe Holistic Life
• Tango class – Thursday, begin-
ner’s class from 7:45-9 p.m., inter-
mediate class from 9-10, no experi-
• Dollar bowling at Royal
Crest Lanes all day Monday and
• Get into the holiday with the
St. Patrick’s Day parade in down-
town Lawrence at 1:30 p.m. Follow
that up with a “beer garden and
hoolie” at the Granada or a cel-
ebration with live music at Jackpot
Saloon at 3 p.m.
• Score some free food – Hy-Vee
has a National Nutrition Month
tasting event from 4-6 p.m. on
Thursday featuring recipes, cook-
ing tips, and a chance to win a $25
Hy-Vee gift card.
• Treat yourself with all of the
money you’re saving on travel to a
movie at Liberty Hall or Hollywood
Southwind Cinema, or by shopping
the selection on Mass.
• Grab a friend and spend a
day in an antique shop, like the
Lawrence Antique Mall on Mass.
You’ll be surprised what you find in
the neverending aisles and shelves.
• Hear live music at Liberty
Hall, Replay Lounge, Jackpot or the
Bottleneck. If you feel like having a
low-key dining experience, eat at
Ingredient on Thursday between 7
and 10 p.m. to hear live jazz.
…Or sing yourself! Karaoke
nights are both embarrassing and
tons of fun.
• Sunday, 11 p.m. at Bottleneck,
737 New Hampshire St.
• Saturday, 10 p.m. at Set ‘Em
Up Jacks, 1800 E 23rd St.
• Tuesday, 9 p.m. at Wayne and
Larry’s, 933 Iowa St.
• Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. at The
Casbah, 803 Massachusetts St.
— edited by tyler conover
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Preparation for spring break is key to staying safe
Laura Bondank, sophomore, Grapevine, texas
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Volume 125 Issue 89 kansan.com Thursday, March 14, 2013
By Ben Ashworth
Big 12 Brackets
Momentum needed for
Big 12 Tournament
Kansas starts play in the Big 12 Tournament
Jayhawks’ big inning
beats Jackson State
n a strange season where top-
25 teams have been dropping
like footballs thrown at Kansas
City Chiefs receivers, teams are
looking for anything to set them
apart from their competition.
For the Jayhawks, one thing that
could set them apart is momentum.
However, that momentum cur-
rently does not exist. This is why
this Big 12 tournament is one
of the most important in recent
The Jayhawks have many of the
pieces to win a national champi-
onship. They have a go-to player
in Ben McLemore, an outstand-
ing perimeter defender in Travis
Releford, and an outstanding post
defender in Jeff Withey, who is now
developing a turn-around jump
They are also missing several
pieces. They are inconsistent, turn
the ball over too often, and struggle
against teams whose offense pri-
marily consists of the 3-point shot.
However, this year, these weak-
nesses will not prevent Kansas
from cutting down the nets. The
Jayhawks just need a little boost.
That boost could come from win-
ning a winnable Big 12 tourna-
Any loss in the Big 12 tourna-
ment is a bad loss. In previous
years, Kansas would lose in the
Big 12 tournament, but it wouldn’t
be a concern because that was its
wake-up call. This year, Kansas
has already had its wake-up call.
The Oklahoma State loss was the
birds chirping outside, the TCU
loss was the alarm blaring, and
the Oklahoma loss was the entire
Kansas marching band breaking
into your bedroom with its rendi-
tion of the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage.
The Jayhawks thought they had
righted the ship completely, but
then the Baylor debacle showed
that there was still work to be done.
Kansas had learned its lesson
with its four previous Big 12 losses.
A loss in the Big 12 tournament
does not have the same silver lining
it has had in years past. Self could
try to parlay it into yet another
learning experience, but maybe
a loss would simply mean the
Jayhawks just aren’t championship
This tournament is Kansas’
for the taking. Texas is suffering
from a bad case of Rick Barnes,
and all other teams seem to have
fatal flaws. Kansas is playing in the
nearby Sprint Center with superior
talent and a coach who has won
nine straight regular season titles.
Not winning would be inex-
cusable. Meanwhile, winning
would give the team much needed
momentum and confidence going
into a tournament that is seemingly
a crapshoot. Kansas could use any
intangible it can get to separate
That’s not to say Kansas should
underestimate the Big 12 field.
To do so would be a worse deci-
sion than that time you decided
to reheat your leftover Taco Bell.
Instead of underestimating the
field, Kansas should underestimate
itself. It should come out with the
notion that if it doesn’t have its foot
on the accelerator at all times, it
However, Kansas could also win
the national championship.
It just needs a step in the right
— Edited by Tyler Conover
The Jayhawks clinched their ninth straight Big
12 regular season championship on saturday,
despite losing to Baylor. Kansas has an ncaa-
best 56 conference regular season crowns and
has won 13 of the last 17 league titles since en-
tering the Big 12.
Kansas leads the ncaa division I in feld goal
percentage defense at 35.8 percent and is third
nationally in blocked shots at 6.7 per game.
Kansas has a 17-4 record in the sprint center
including 2008, 2010 and 2011 Big 12 confer-
ence tournament championships.
Pierre Jackson is averaging 23.5 points and
7.7 assists in his last Big 12 contests.
cory Jefferson played one of his better games
of the season against Kansas on saturday mak-
ing 11-of-13 shots and tallying up 25 points. he
now has 40 games this season.
For the sixth straight season, Baylor recorded
at least 18 victories. The Bears also have victo-
ries over aP top 25 teams in each of the last six
For the 27th time in school history, Oklahoma
posted a 20-win season, which it hadn’t done
In the last six games, the sooners averaged
83 points, surpassing the 80-point mark in fve
of their last six games.
senior forward romero Osby is averaging
22.0 points and 58.3 percent shooting in the
past seven contests. In his last four outings,
Osby has scored 98 points. he’s shot 50 percent
in 19 of the last 23 games.
TCU hornEd Frogs
The horned Frogs shot 50 percent or better in
each of its last two contests, including 51.9 per-
cent beyond the arc.
sophomore guard Kyan anderson has scored
in double fgures in nine straight games, the lon-
gest streak by a TcU player since 2009-2010. In
three of the last four games, he’s shot 50 percent
senior forward Garlon Green is one of 20 play-
ers in school history with at least 1,000 points
and 400 rebounds. he’s played in 128 career
games for TcU, including 109 straight games.
TExas TECh rEd raidErs
Texas Tech has committed less than 15 turn-
overs in each of its last eight contests.
In nine of the last 13 games, sophomore Jor-
dan Tolbert scored in double fgures. he is the
only red raider averaging double-digits in con-
ference play with 10.4 points per game.
Freshman guard Josh Gray has dished out fve
or more assists in his last seven outings. he is
third among all Big 12 freshman with 92 assists
while ranking second in steals with 57.
The cyclones lost seven games in conference
play, but three of those losses were in overtime
and two more were by fewer than fve points in
Iowa state averages 80.1 points per game,
which is fourth nationally.
Five players average in double fgures scor-
By clinching a share of the Big 12 title, the
Wildcats earned their frst conference title since
Kansas state ended the regular season by
winning six of its fnal seven games.
The Wildcats allow only 60.5 points per game,
tops in the Big 12.
Marcus smart’s 2.97 steals per game lead
the conference by a full steal. Texas Tech’s Josh
Gray is second with 1.97 steals per game.
smart is also one of only three players to be
Big 12 Player of the Year and Freshman of the
Year in the same season. he joins Tony allen and
James anderson as cowboys who earned the Big
12 Player of the Year award.
Oklahoma state will fnish the season ranked
for the frst time since 2005.
The Longhorns lead the Big 12 in 3-point feld
goal percentage defense at .288.
Texas played six overtime games, going 3-3.
all three wins came in the last month of Big 12
after serving a 23-game suspension, sopho-
more Myck Kabongo led Texas with 15.8 points
per game in the fnal eight games of the season.
In its inaugural season in the Big 12, West
Virginia endured its frst losing season since
The Mountaineers don’t have anyone who
averages in double fgures scoring, but they do
have six players who average at least 7.5 points
West Virginia is the league’s best offensive
rebounding team at 13.52 offensive rebounds
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Jaye Crockett, Forward
C r o c k e t t
may come off
the bench, but
he leads Tech
in scoring with
nearly 12 points
per game and
He’s the Red
Raiders’ proverbial “X” factor and plays
about 25 minutes per game. If Tech
pulls off the upset, Crockett will be a
large reason why.
Dusty HannaHs, GuarD
Kansas has not brought out the best in Han-
nahs. In two game versus the Jayhawks this sea-
son the freshman has scored just 10 points and
dished out one assist. His game is still develop-
ing, but he’s not likely to take over a game for the
Red Raiders anytime soon.
JosH Gray, GuarD
Gray is another freshman still making the
transition to college ball, but he’s defnitely a
rising star for the Red Raiders. He averaged 9.6
points and 3.2 assists per game this season mak-
ing Gray second in scoring among Tech starters
amal Williams Jr., GuarD
Senior night in Lawrence was a game to forget
for most of the Red Raiders, but it might just be
easier for Jamal Williams to get his mind erased.
The junior was noticeable for all the wrong rea-
sons scoring just four points, committing three
turnovers and collecting two personal fouls while
getting eaten by Kansas’ perimeter defense.
JorDan tolbert, ForWarD
In both contests with Kansas, Tolbert was able
to score easier than any other Tech starter. In two
games, he combined for 24 points and eight re-
bounds. Not stellar numbers by college basketball
standards, but for a rebuilding Tech program, he’s
created a solid foundation to recruit around.
DeJan Kravic, ForWarD
Kravic is an interesting option for Texas Tech,
but doesn’t matchup well with Kansas in the post.
He scored double digits in against TCU, Texas and
Iowa State, and even scored nine points in his frst
meeting with Kansas this season. But in Lawrence
he shot 0-6 and grabbed just four rebounds.
ben mclemore, GuarD
Although coach Bill Self said he was most im-
pressed by freshman forward Perry Ellis Saturday
against Baylor, McLemore scored fve seconds
into the game and never disappeared offensively,
fnishing with 16 shot attempts and 23 points,
something he hasn’t done on the road often. He
is averaging 24 points per game in the past three
eliJaH JoHnson, GuarD
The senior’s much-improved play during the
fnal month of the season showed how differently
Kansas plays when Johnson plays to his capability.
During Kansas’ frst 10 conference games John-
son struggled at point guard and Kansas scored
more than 70 points only twice. In the fnal eight
games, the Jayhawks scored more than 70 points
six times, and Johnson scored in double fgures
travis releForD, GuarD
The senior earned All-Big 12 Second Team hon-
ors on Sunday, joining McLemore and Withey as the
three Jayhawks honored with All-Big 12 Selections.
He attempted only six shots and scored just two
points Saturday as Baylor outscored Kansas 12-0
in transition. For Kansas to reach its full potential
it needs fast break production from Releford, who
is one of the best in the country at scoring in the
Kevin younG, ForWarD
While Jeff Withey is the decorated Kansas big
man, Saturday’s result showed Young’s impor-
tance. He played only 15 minutes, attempted
two shots, and scored zero points. His three
fouls meant freshman Perry Ellis played a bulk of
Young’s minutes. When Young plays well and with
energy, it opens the foor up for Withey and lets the
Jayhawks assert their will down low.
JeFF WitHey, center
Withey struggled as well against the Bears,
looking frustrated all game long on the offensive
end. He had eight points and attempted just three
shots. But he did get four blocks and is now 17
blocks away from breaking his own Big 12 single
season block record of 140. He was named the
conference’s Defensive Player of the Year last
No. 1 KaNsas Vs. No. 9 Texas Tech
2 p.m., spriNT ceNTer, KaNsas ciTy, mo.
Wreck the raiders
Jayhawks play Texas Tech near home
couNTDoWN To Tipoff
— ryan mccarthy and Geoffrey calvert
Kansas 84, Texas Tech 57
aT a GLaNce
pLayer To WaTch
After playing West Virginia down to the
wire in both games this season (77-61,
66-64) only to come up empty, the Red
Raiders fnally got passed the Mountain-
eers in Kansas City during round one of
the Big 12 tournament. Yet Kansas had
its way with Texas Tech this season and
will need to stop an early surge by the
Jayhawks to stay in the game.
Will Tech be able to defend
The last time Texas Tech played
Kansas, Lawrence became Lob City. The
Jayhawks’ were playing high above the
rim, and all but one Kansas starter had
two dunks. Can the Red Raiders make
the adjustments to not allow the easy
aT a GLaNce
pLayer To WaTch
biG Jay WiLL cheer if...
baby Jay WiLL Weep if...
In 17 years of the Big 12 Tournament,
Kansas is the top seed for the tenth time.
The Jayhawks have reached the champi-
onship game nine times and won eight
of them, including fve under Bill Self.
Overall, Kansas has won 80 percent of
its Big 12 Tournament games. Baylor
knocked Kansas out of the tournament
in the semifnals last season.
Jeff Withey, center
Withey out of the
game, as they did
on Saturday, ren-
ders Kansas’ post
Kevin Young thrives as a complementary
post scorer, but he can’t take over the
post the way Withey can. Freshman for-
ward Perry Ellis was the Jayhawks’ best
big man Saturday, but like Young, he
can’t be asked to provide Withey’s nearly
14 points and nine rebounds per game,
especially in postseason play.
Which McLemore shows up?
One of the few bright spots from the
regular season fnale was freshman
guard Ben McLemore’s aggressiveness
on the offensive end, where he at-
tempted 16 shots and scored 23 points.
Statistically, it was his best road game
of the season, and it rivals the 22 points
he scored at Ohio State in December. Mc-
Lemore’s main criticism is his tendency
to play passive offense on the road. From
here on out, all games will be at neutral
sites, but some of those could be closer
to road games, especially if Kansas pro-
gresses in the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas enters its third season in
style. Self considers the conference
season to be Kansas’ second season,
and the postseason is the third season.
Withey said on Monday the Jayhawks
already forgot about the Baylor loss. If
so, Kansas shouldn’t have much trouble
Thursday, as they dominated most of the
fnal month of the regular season and
looked to be playing its best basketball.
Kansas fnds itself in a dogfght. The
Jayhawks should beat the Red Raiders
handily (again), but if it comes in the
same fashion as Kansas’ 60-46 victory
in Lubbock it won’t be a fun Friday. Sav-
ing energy could be the key to a Big 12
82 – Bill Self has won 82 percent of
his games in the Big 12 Tournament with
an 18-4 record. It’s the highest winning
percentage for a coach in tournament
15-1 – The Jayhawks have won 15
of their opening games in the conference
tournament. Baylor handed them their
only opening loss in the 2009 quarter-
32-8 – In 16 years of the Big 12
Tournament, Kansas has a 32-8 record,
which is 11 more wins than Texas and
42.1 — Texas Tech feld goal per-
27.8 — Texas Tech 3-point percent-
age (last in the Big 12)
8.14 — Texas Tech steals per game
(leads the Big 12)
Senior center Jeff Withey goes over
his opponent’s reach and gets the
ball to the basket during the game
against Texas Tech on March 4 in
Allen Fieldhouse where the Jay-
hawks defeated the Red Raiders
79-42 on Senior Night. Withey led
the team, scoring with 22 points.
ThursDay, march 14, 2013 paGe 2b The uNiVersiTy DaiLy KaNsaN
hear ye hear ye
“I want to get this W. I’m not letting
anybody in that gym, stadium, state,
anything stop me.”
— junior forward thomas robinson
hear ye hear ye
“There’s no question we want to con-
tinue to play Kansas.”
— missouri coach Frank Haith
biG Jay Will cHeer iF...
Withey and Robinson use their size
to dominate and create shots for team-
baby Jay Will Weep iF...
Missouri’s fast break is in full effect,
wearing Kansas out with its slew of
Syracuse’s last Big East
tournament begins with
victory over Seton Hall
NEW YORK — Jim Boeheim couldn’t
help but think of the last three-plus
decades as he entered Madison Square
Garden on Wednesday for a big game
The Orange managed a 75-63
victory over Seton Hall to advance
to the quarterfnals of the Big East
tournament — Syracuse’s last Big East
tournament as it heads for the Atlantic
Coast Conference next season.
“I was thinking about all the times
coming here,” Boeheim said after his
48th Big East tournament win, 13
more than the second-place coach. “I
frst came to the Garden when I was
a sophomore in college—the old, old
Garden. Seems like about 50 years ago.
Oh, it was 50 years ago.
“I was thinking in the locker room
before the game, about some of the
games, and some of the highlights.
Things have kind of been two years
coming, but now that it’s here, your
whole life has been spent in this
league, and the last 31 years coming to
this building, that’s a lot. That’s a lot of
memories, a lot of time.”
James Southerland hit fve 3-point-
ers in the frst half to keep No. 19
Syracuse in the game and Brandon
Triche keyed a big second-half run for
Syracuse, which had lost four of its
last fve games, looked more like the
team that was second in the league in
scoring (72.3). The Orange looked noth-
ing like the team that managed just 39
points in a 22-point loss to Georgetown
to close the regular season.
Southerland scored all but three of
his 20 points in the frst half, which
fnished in a 34-34 tie. Triche fnished
with 17 points and seven of those were
consecutive points he scored in the
19-2 run that turned a 46-all tie into a
65-48 Syracuse lead with 4:41 to play.
Michael Carter-Williams, who is
fourth in the NCAA at 7.58 assists per
game, had 14, including two impres-
sive alley-oop passes for dunks.
“Our offensive movement was
the best it’s been probably all year,”
Boeheim said. “Mike played, I think, his
best game of the year. James kept us
in it when we weren’t playing well. And
then Brandon and C.J. (Fair) got going
the second half.
“For us to be effective, Mike has
to make plays, and Brandon and C.J.
and James have to score. That’s what
happened in this game.”
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Oklahoma State game on Saturday
afternoon, Kansas fans smelled
blood in the water. The Wildcats squan-
dered their opportunity to lock up a share
of the Big 12, falling in Stillwater, 76-70,
leaving Kansas just a victory against a
mediocre Baylor team away from another
Big 12 Championship.
K-State saw the writing on the wall.
The Big 12 was all but over. Bill Self was
going to do his Bill Self thing, and Kansas
was going to walk away king again—
business as usual. Unfortunately, it didn’t
go completely as planned.
Kansas couldn’t close the deal like it
so often does, dropping the Baylor game,
81-58, and K-State was able to taste a little
success in basketball, but a share of the
Big 12 Championship with the Wildcats
is nothing to be ashamed of. Given the
circumstances, we should be thrilled that
Kansas won their ninth straight.
Newsflash: The Big 12 conference
schedule is a grind. There is rivalry, tough
road environments, and familiarity. None
of that should be overlooked—it’s a freak-
ing marathon, and Kansas was eight-time
defending champs. Talk about a target on
This is also a league where all games
are weighted the same. Every game mat-
ters. Game two is just as important as
game 10. So even though it is human
nature to remember the final, disappoint-
ing loss to Baylor, we shouldn’t forget
the thrilling comeback win over Iowa
State, led by a memorable performance
from Elijah Johnson, or Naadir Tharpe’s
game-winning floater at Oklahoma State,
among many others.
We conveniently forget how choppy
the waters were just a few short weeks
ago. Kansas started February with a
tough loss at home to Oklahoma State,
and dropped the next two on the road to
bottom-dweller TCU, and Oklahoma. It
was the first time since 2005 that Kansas
had lost three games in a row, and there
was plenty of room to stretch your legs
and lie down on the Kansas bandwagon.
K-State had a soft stranglehold on the Big
12, and Oklahoma State was making a
push as well. Kansas was in the running,
but they weren’t where they usually are in
That’s when Kansas started to get
its mojo back. The Jayhawks rattled
off seven straight wins, beating the big
boys: K-State (at home), Oklahoma State
(away), and Iowa State (away).
An outright championship had once
seemed improbable, but now it was just
one win away from becoming reality.
Don’t get me wrong, I was as disap-
pointed as the next guy when Kansas
fell in Waco, Texas, and squandered its
chance to win the Big 12 outright. I know
we believe Big 12 titles to be a birthright,
but they really are something to be trea-
sured. Sometimes Corey Jefferson will hit
his only three career 3-pointers against
you, TCU will outshoot you, and you’ll
lose a game in Norman. It’s tough, even
for the big boys. And sometimes, the
ball bounces your way. Sometimes, Ben
McLemore banks a game-tying three near
the end of regulation, Texas chokes in the
second half, and you escape out of West
Virginia with an ugly win. A shared Big
12 title is nothing to scoff at.
March is the zenith of the college bas-
ketball season, but if the Jayhawks play
to their potential in the tournament, they
might just be playing their way through
March... and into April.
— Edited by Megan Hinman
By Daniel Harmsen
PAGE 6B thE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN thURSDAY, MARch 14, 2013
Ace on the mound
9 - Tucker Tharp, Jr. 1 - Cody Jones, So.
3 - Dakota Smith, So. 8 - Boomer White, Fr.
20 - Justin Protacio, So. 5 - Derek Odell, So.
34- Alex DeLeon, Sr. 00 - Kevin Cron, So.
25 - Jacob Boylan, Fr.
22 - Ka’iana Eldredge, Jr. 6 - Kyle Bacak, Jr.
11 - Thomas Taylor, Sr. 10 - Trevor Seidenberger, Jr.
55 - Tanner Poppe, Sr.
12 - Wes Benjamin, So. 29 - Brandon Finnegan, So.
19 - Frank Duncan, So. 18 - Preston Morrison, So.
Kansas (11-5) tcu (7-9)
outfield infield batting outfield
KANSAS hEADS to FoRt woRth
the Jayhawks begin conference play against tcu
17- Michael Suiter, So. 24 - Paul Hendrix, Jr.
1 - Kevin Kuntz, Sr. 26 - Keaton Jones, So.
10 - Jordan Dreiling, Sr. 35 - Jantzen Witte, Sr.
tcu’s young outfeld outfeld has
only committed one error this season.
the horned Frogs outfeld is consists of
junior left feld Paul hendrix, freshman
right felder Boomer White and sopho-
more centerfelder cody Jones. Jones and
White have done well in the outfeld as
each have one home run on offense this
tcu is very similar to Kansas when it
comes to felding in terms of performance
and age. tcu has a young group of infeld-
ers with third baseman Jantzen Witte be-
ing one of only a few seniors on the team.
But sophomore frst baseman derek odell
and sophomore shortstop Keaton Jones
have committed eight errors combined on
the season, which could allow Kansas to
get a couple of extra batters on base if
tcu does not adjust its felding.
Senior third baseman Jantzen Witte
leads the team in home runs, runs
batted in and base hits. tcu has also
had some help from sophomore cen-
ter felder cody Jones. however, tcu
has not had as much success at the
plate, which could be costly with Big 12
games coming up.
tcu’s pitching department draws a lot of similarities to Kansas’. the Longhorns are third in the Big 12 in strikeouts so
far this season with 118 this season. Preston morrison is 2-1 on the year and has an earned run average of 0.90 while trevor
Seidenberger is close to him with 1.65.
Smith and conner mcKay are part of one
of college baseball’s youngest outfeld.
As the veteran of the group, junior out-
felder tucker tharp has provided some
consistency. Kansas also has sophomore
michael Suiter, who is the reigning Big
12 Baseball Player of the Week.
the Jayhawks infeld has been good
for the most part, but they’ve had a cou-
ple of innings this past weekend against
niagara where they committed some un-
necessary errors and couldn’t throw out
players at times. Kansas looked better
against Jackson State and hope it car-
ries over in Big 12 play.
Reigning Big 12 Baseball Player of the
Year michael Suiter has a .438 batting
average, which is the most by anyone on
the team. But Kansas hasn’t sent many
baseballs beyond fences this season.
Senior frst baseman Alex deLeon and
sophomore outfelder dakota Smith are
the only ones on the team with a home
run on the year. Kansas must deliver with
more power in its frst conference series
of the season.
Junior Frank duncan, sophomore Wes Benjamin and senior thomas taylor have started in four games and have each pitched
at least 22 innings and combine for an earned run average of 2.84. tcu’s offense will have a diffcult weekend if it falls behind.
outside of the starters, Kansas has received great production from junior Jordan Piche’ and sophomore Robert Kahana from the
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Senior frst baseman Alex DeLe-
on set the ofensive tone early with
a frst inning home run to straight
away lef-center feld in the Jay-
hawks’ 11-0 victory over Jackson
State on Wednesday.
DeLeon’s two-run home run
snuck over the wall, bewildering
fans and umpires alike afer Jackson
State centerfelder Charles Tillery
made the jump and attempted the
steal at the wall. Tillery returned to
the turf of Hoglund Ballpark with a
wrist injury appearing to have the
ball in hand.
“I hit it well,” DeLeon said.
“Honestly, we were all confused.
Te umpire didn’t know what to
call, I didn’t know what happened
and coach was
just yelling at
me to stay on
they called it a
home run. Tat
felt great at that
Te frst in-
home run. Sophomore outfelder
Michael Suiter reached base on a
two-out double to extend his recent
hitting-streak to 11 games. Te Big
12 conference named Suiter its
Phillips 66 Player of the Week last
week afer he batted .571 and stole
seven bases in the Niagara series
Suiter is currently leading the
team with a .462 batting average,
a .517 on-base percentage and is
second on the team, behind senior
Jordan Dreiling’s nine, with eight
“Every time he hits a fair some-
where, it’s falling,” coach Ritch
Price said. “He gets three seeing
eye base hits again today, so I guess
when you’re hot, you’re hot. I’m
thrilled with Suiter’s development
as a player.”
Suiter’s ofensive game has come
a long way since his freshmen year.
Suiter went through a stretch of his
Freshman season going 0-for-30 at
“He really turned his season
around in the month of May last
year,” Price said. “You could see the
development taking place, and it’s
carried over to this year. He’s play-
ing at a really high
the day 3-for-4 at
the plate scoring
one run with 2
DeLeon and the
looked back afer
the quick start,
DeLeon batted in a
third run in the third inning on an
RBI-single that scored senior third
baseman Jordan Dreiling.
Solid pitching held the score at
3-0 until Kansas’ ofense found a
new level of plate discipline putting
together their biggest inning of the
season in the ffh. Te Jayhawks
scored eight runs on four walks and
three hits against the struggling
Jackson State pitching staf.
“It just shows how huge momen-
tum is in this game,” Suiter said.
“Once you get rolling and seeing
teammates hitting the ball well, you
just get rolling.”
Kansas pitchers felt managed to
get on much the same roll, pitch-
ing the fourth shutout of the sea-
son and tying their total number of
shutouts from last season.
“It was great to see Poppe back
out there throwing well,” DeLeon
said. “We have three great starters
on the weekend. Tanner hasn’t been
pitching in the midweek games, but
it’s great to see him back in this ro-
Senior Tanner Poppe pitched
four shutout innings, giving up
three hits with two strikouts and
“Afer missing two straight starts
with a sore shoulder, to look up
there and see him hitting the ra-
dar gun at 91-93, I felt really good
about his performance,” Price said.
“Obviously, it showed that he’s
completely healthy and over the in-
Te Jayhawks bullpen kept the
shutout intact in the remaining in-
nings, moving the Jayhawks to 11-5
Kansas travels to Fort Worth,
Texas to take on Texas Christian
University in a three game series
starting March 15 at Lupton Sta-
— Edited by Kyle Crane
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mEN’S BASEBALL REwIND
Kansas 11, jacKson state 0
Jayhawks beat Tigers in fourth shutout of the season
“once you get rolling and
seeing teammates hitting
the ball well, you just get
Freshman infelder tommy Mirabelli takes a pitch to the head during a game against jackson state university at home on March 13, 2013, where they won 11-0. Mirabelli
had one run.
sophomore outfelder Michael suiter jogs towards second base during a game against jackson state university at home on
March 13, 2013, where they won 11-0. suiter had one run.
Freshman infelder Marcus Wheeler positions himself directly under a high ball while playing jackson state university at
home on March 13, 2013, where they won 11-0. Wheeler has a .250 batting average.
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Coming of its frst undefeated
weekend of the season, the Jay-
hawk sofball team is heading to
Sacramento, Calif., for the Capital
Te Jayhawks will face Fresno
State, Saint Mary’s College, Texas
State and the host school Sacra-
mento State. Tis is the last road
tournament before the Jayhawks
get to play their home opener
against Missouri State. Coach Me-
gan Smith said last weekend the
team played its toughest feld and
will continue to play tougher teams,
but hopes the team doesn’t play its
best sofball for a couple weeks.
“When you play in the Big 12,
you are playing the best teams in
the country week in and week out,”
Smith said. “So we want to play
teams that are highly competitive
and have a history of winning,
and the teams we’re playing this
weekend—specifcally Fresno State
and Texas State—are two of those
Te frst NCAA stats came out
on Tuesday morning and the Jay-
hawks are leading the nation in bat-
ting average, hitting .401. Te next
closest team is USC Upstate hitting
.374. Smith said she takes pride in
ofense and that every team she has
coached has broken conference re-
cords. She said it’s good to be here
now, but what you really want is to
be hitting like this at the end of the
“I knew we were a great hitting
team but to lead the nation in bat-
ting average is pretty impressive,”
said Maddie Stein, sophomore util-
ity player. “I never want to say we
expected it, but I knew we were one
of the best hitting teams, but to see
it on paper and have everyone else
see it is a pretty big deal.”
Kansas will face Fresno State in
its frst game of the tournament.
Te Bulldogs are 15-11 on the sea-
son. Fresno State is hitting .267 as
team and allowing opponents to hit
.267 on the season. Te bulldogs
are coming of of an 8-0 shutout
victory against the Gales of Saint
Mary’s, a team that the Jayhawks
will play later in the tournament.
Later on Friday, the Jayhawks
will face Saint Mary’s College in its
second game of the tournament.
Te Gales are 4-16 on the season
and are on a seven-game losing
streak. Tey are struggling on of-
fense as a team, only hitting .181
while giving up .286 to opponents
on the season. Te Gales only have
one player hitting over .300 in con-
trast to the Jayhawks who have 10
players who are hitting over .300 on
Texas State will be the Jayhawks’
frst game on Saturday. Te Bobcats
are 3-19 this season, but have faced
some tough competition. Texas
State has a history of success but is
having a tough season so far, hitting
just .230 while allowing their oppo-
nents to hit .310 on the season.
Te Jayhawks will face the Sac-
ramento State Hornets in the fnale
of the tournament. Te Hornets are
12-6 on the season and are coming
of a 2-1 loss to Cal Poly, but be-
fore that loss, the hornets were on
a seven-game winning streak. Sac-
ramento State is hitting .282 and
allowing its opponents to hit only
.228 on the season. Te Hornets
have three pitchers that have an
ERA under 3.00 on the season that
might be able to give the Jayhawks
potent lineup a challenge.
Coach and players alike are ex-
cited to fnally come home afer
this weekend and for a home stand.
Sophomore pitcher Alicia Pille said
that she is excited to play in front
of the crowd because that’s the best
thing about being home.
Stein said she is pumped about
getting closer to playing at home
because she is ready to show the
fans how well they have been play-
ing and hitting this season. Coach
Smith said it’s kind of bittersweet
because the team plays great on the
road, but it will be good to sleep in
their own beds and play at home.
— Edited by Tyler Conover
Jayhawks hit hard as they prepare for the Capital Classic
“I knew we were a great
hitting team but to lead
the nation in batting aver-
age is pretty impressive.”
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Kansas senior qualifes
for fnals at Zone D
Senior Christy Cash earned 12th
place in the platform event at the Zone
D Diving Championship to fnish her
diving career as a Jayhawk. The top 12
divers out of the 31 who competed in
the fve-dive preliminary rounds quali-
fed for the fnals. Cash earned the last
qualifcation spot with her 12th place
With three divers left in the ffth
round of the preliminaries, Cash stood
in 12th place. The only diver left with a
chance to knock Cash out of a quali-
fying position was University of Hous-
ton senior Julia Lonnegren. Lonnegren
stood in 13th place and needed at least
47.95 points in her last dive to overtake
Cash, but came up short with 45.9
points. Cash advanced with a total of
In the fnals, Cash was in ninth place
after her second dive, before eventually
settling into 12th place. Cash scored
442.10 points in total.
Junior Alyssa Golden and freshman
Meredith Brownell fnished in 28th
place and 30th place respectively in
the preliminary rounds.
— Stella Liang
NOME, Alaska — A 53-year-old
former champion won the Iditarod
Trail Sled Dog Race to become the
oldest winner of Alaska’s grueling
test of endurance.
Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed
the Nome fnish line to cheering
crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time
“Tis is for all of the gentlemen
of a certain age,” he said on a live
stream posted to the Iditarod web-
site afer completing the race in
temperatures just above zero. His
race time in the 1,000-mile race
was nine days, 7 hours and 39 min-
Seavey’s victory came afer a du-
eling sprint against Aliy Zirkle, last
year’s runner-up, along the frozen,
wind-whipped Bering Sea coast.
Zirkle crossed the fnish line 24
minutes afer her rival, who later
“You did a good job,” Seavey
told Zirkle as a camera crew flmed
them. “You’re going to win this
thing, probably more than once.”
At a news conference afer the
race, Zirkle gave credit to her rival’s
“Mitch has this ability to sit on
the sidelines and refuel because he
knows he needs to refuel, while ev-
eryone else is zooming by,” she said.
“It’s smart, and that’s probably why
For reaching Nome frst, Seavey
wins $50,400 and a 2013 pickup
truck. Te rest of the $600,000
purse will be split among the next
29 mushers to cross the fnish line
under the famed burled arch on
Front Street, a block from the sea.
At the fnish, both mushers
rushed to pet their dogs, with
Seavey singling out his main leader,
6-year-old Tanner. He posed for
photos with the dog and another
leader, Taurus, wearing yellow gar-
Zirkle’s dogs wagged their tails
as she praised them.
“My dog team is my heart,” she
Te pair jostled for the lead, with
Zirkle never more than a few miles
behind in the fnal stretch.
“I just now stopped looking over
my shoulder,” Seavey said afer
crossing the fnish line.
Also trailing by a dozen or so
miles was four-time champion Jef
King, who was followed by a cluster
of contenders, including Seavey’s
son, Dallas. Last year at age 25, he
became the youngest Iditarod win-
ner, beating Zirkle to the fnish line
by one hour.
Mitch Seavey frst won the Idi-
tarod in 2004. Before Seavey’s win
on Tuesday, King had been the old-
est Iditarod champion, winning his
fourth race at 50 in 2006.
Te oldies were still stellar per-
formers in a race that ended last
year with a top feld featuring many
fnishers in their 30s, said Iditarod
race spokeswoman Erin McLar-
“Last year, we saw a lot of those
youngsters in the top 10,” McLarnon
said. “Some of those 45-plussers are
taking back the lead this year. Tey
are showing the young ‘uns what
they can really do out there on that
Zirkle, 43, had hoped to be only
the third woman to win the race
and the frst since Susan Butcher
won her fourth Iditarod in 1990.
Before this year’s race, Zirkle noted
the long time since a woman won.
“Tis is my 13th year, and I’ve
wanted to win every year,” she
said before the race, which began
March 2 with 66 teams at a cere-
monial start in Anchorage.
Te competitive part of the race
began the following day in Willow
50 miles to the north. Ten the
race changed leaders several times.
Tose at the front of the feld in-
cluded four-time champions Lance
Mackey and Martin Buser, who
later fell behind.
En route to Nome, the race
turned into an aggressively con-
tested run among veterans along
an ofen punishing trail.
Conditions on the Yukon River
required dogs to go through deep
snow and navigate glare ice. Above-
freezing temperatures also led to
overfow along the trail, a potential-
ly dangerous situation where water
has pushed up through the ice and
refrozen, creating a weak top layer
of ice that teams and mushers can
53-year-old is oldest winner
of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race
“I just never stopped
looking over my shoulder”
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner
Mitch Seavey holds one of his lead dogs, Taurus, as he poses for photographers at the fnish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog
race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion.
Jayhawks prepare for
Ridge cardinal Invite
this weekend in tenn.
The Kansas rowing team will com-
pete at the Oak. Kansas is joining host-
team Louisville with 10 others for the
Ridge Cardinal Invite in Oak Ridge,
Tenn., this weekend on March 16 and
The event is split into three ses-
sions: Saturday morning, Saturday
afternoon and Sunday morning. Most
races will feature three boats. Saturday
morning, Kansas faces Notre Dame and
Duke starting at 11:04 a.m. The team
will compete in two varsity eight races,
three varsity four races, a novice eight
race and a novice four race.
Kansas competes against Buffalo
and Alabama on Saturday afternoon.
The team will then compete in the same
races as it did in the morning, except
there will be two novice eight races and
only two varsity four races.
The Jayhawks conclude the regatta
Sunday morning against eastern
Michigan and Dayton. The team will
send out two varsity eight boats, a var-
sity four boat and a novice eight boat.
Throughout the weekend, the team will
also send out various boats to compete
in single races.
The Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite starts
Saturday on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge.
The other teams competing are Ala-
bama, Buffalo, Dayton, Duke, eastern
Michigan, Georgetown, Louisville, Mi-
ami, Notre Dame, virginia and West
The team will stay in Oak Ridge to
train over spring break. The Conference
USA championship, which Kansas will
compete in later this year, will also be
held in Oak Ridge.
— Stella Liang
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