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As a journalist, it’s a
cardinal sin to to write
with any bias toward a team. As
a journalist, it’s also a cardinal
sin to lie.
As a student of the University
of Kansas, I must break that
first rule.
I won’t lie to you. Sitting
in front of my computer in
Cowboys Stadium watching
the Jayhawks collapse hurt me.
It hurt because it didn’t seem
like the right way for this team
to lose. It hurt because it just
wasn’t supposed to be this way.
It hurt because Kansas was
the team to always come back.
To always be trailing at half-
time, and then to take the other
team by storm.
And on top of that, I was
fortunate enough to write
about Michigan’s miracle come-
back and Trey Burke’s heroic
3-pointer that would put Tony
Romo to shame. As a journalist,
this was a great story to write.
As a Jayhawk, it stung.
So I scrambled to write my
story, threw my laptop in my
backpack, and hustled into the
bowels of the titanic stadium.
From there, I waited outside the
Michigan locker room.
From there, my anguish
Behind the closed doors I
could hear the Michigan players
screaming in pure joy. When
the doors were open, I saw col-
lege kids, just like you, me and
our very own Jayhawk basket-
ball team celebrating the great-
est achievements of their lives.
These Michigan players
aren’t to be hated. They just
wear different colored clothes
to play the game we all love.
These are kids aged 18-22 that
have worked their whole lives
to get to this moment, just like
Kansas’ kids.
They aren’t the enemy. Don’t
hate the players, and don’t hate
the game, either.
After all, this is part of
March. This is why we love
March. You sometimes end up
on the wrong side of it.
Yes, this was a great regu-
lar season for Kansas that
didn’t get justice in the NCAA
Tournament. It happens.
I had never been on the other
side, in the visitors locker room
after the big come-from-behind
Trey Burke was still shak-
ing almost 20 minutes after he
had made the shot that crushed
every Jayhawk’s hopes and
dreams for another trip to the
Elite Eight.
I know what you’re feeling in
the pit of your stomach right
now. I know what it’s like to
stare blankly at your friends
wondering how it can ever get
better. Wondering how you’ll
ever recover.
But you’ll respond the same
way you do every year. You’ll
chat in the summer about the
new recruits, the new team,
the new starting lineup. Come
October you’ll go to Late Night
and overanalyze every mean-
ingless minute. Then November
hits and the fun returns.
You’ll smile again, and it will
be because of Kansas basketball.
You’ll make Allen Fieldhouse
shake and you’ll count down
the days in a week until game
This is the life of a fan. You
just have to take the good and
the bad that comes with it.
Otherwise, this wouldn’t be
any fun, would it?
— Edited by Brian Sisk
By Mike Vernon
tournament hopes end for both men’s
and women’s basketball teams
travis young/kansan
Freshman guard Ben McLemore stares at the ground after the match against Michigan
in the Cowboys Stadium Friday afternoon for the NCAA Sweet 16 Tournament. Kansas
was defeated by the no. 4 seed Michigan 85-87 in overtime.
the student voice since 1904
tara bryant/kansan
Senior guard Angel Goodrich covers her mouth as she watches
the fnal minute of Sunday’s Sweet Sixteen game in Norfolk,
Va. The Jayhawks were defeated by the Notre Dame Fighting
Irish 93-63.
Two teams, one result: bittersweet defeat
Heartbreak, upsets all a part of a
fan’s March Madness experience
Jayhawks’ drive gets them past
expectation and among the best
By Tara Bryant
ORFOLK, Va. — Skylar
Diggins beat Kansas.
She scored 27 of the 30
points that cost Kansas the game,
and she’s responsible for at least 18
more of Notre Dame’s points from
her nine assists.
Without Diggins, I think Notre
Dame and Kansas would have
been evenly matched, and Kansas
might even be better than a Notre
Dame without Diggins.
But the same could be said
for a Kansas without Angel
Goodrich. In the same way that
Diggins directs the Fighting Irish,
Goodrich directs the Jayhawks.
Before Kansas’ practice on
Saturday, Monica Engelman said
“Angel makes me look good.”
Diggins did more than
Goodrich in Sunday’s game,
though. Goodrich, Kansas’ all-time
assist leader — and that’s for the
men and women — scored seven
points to accompany her 13 assists.
Where Goodrich slacked on the
scoring, Diggins didn’t, and she
still had almost as many assists as
Goodrich didn’t have the whole
package, and Diggins did, and that
decided the game.
What got the Jayhawks so far in
this tournament was their drive. It
was the same drive that got them
to the Sweet Sixteen last season.
With Carolyn Davis out last year,
the Jayhawks had to step up their
game and fill Davis’ gap in the
starting lineup. The Jayhawks lost
another starter this year, and the
team played the rest of this season
for Natalie Knight.
Unfortunately for Kansas, Notre
Dame and its seniors — Diggins
and Kaila Turner — also came to
the tournament with a lot of drive.
Notre Dame has played in the
past two national championship
games, but has yet to walk away
with a trophy. This is Diggins’ last
tournament and she’s determined
to top off her record-breaking
career at Notre Dame with a
The Jayhawks had the numbers
and Diggins’ “sense of urgency” —
the buzzword of this tournament
— stacked against them when they
stepped on the court at the Ted
Constant Convocation Center on
Kansas has been the under-
dog throughout the tournament
because the team wasn’t supposed
to win.
The Jayhawks weren’t sup-
posed to beat the Colorado
Buffaloes at home, but they did.
They weren’t supposed to beat
the higher-ranked South Carolina
Gamecocks, and yet they did. And
they didn’t beat the Fighting Irish
on Sunday. They lost just like they
were supposed to.
So, while I say that a Notre
Dame team without Diggins may
have been an even matchup for
Kansas, the matchup shouldn’t
really be questioned. Notre Dame
should have beaten Colorado or
South Carolina on Sunday because
Kansas was never ready for a team
of Notre Dame’s caliber.
Unlike the controversial No.1-
seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the
men’s tournament, no one has
doubted Notre Dame’s No. 1 seed.
The Fighting Irish are 34-1,
their one loss being to the Baylor
Bears, the defending national
champions and the No. 1 overall
seed in the women’s tournament
for the second year in a row.
Kansas never had a chance
against Notre Dame. Kansas
basketball fans, and maybe even
the Kansas players and coaches,
are jaded because of Kansas bas-
ketball’s history of success. We’re
spoiled and don’t always know bet-
ter when we’re outmatched.
Skylar Diggins and the Notre
Dame Fighting Irish beat the
Kansas Jayhawks fair and square,
just like they were supposed to do.
— Edited by Brian Sisk
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eMily donoVan
While other children day-
dreamed of future occupations
as astronauts or firemen, Tom
Richmond, a senior concentrating
in printmaking from Kansas City,
Kan., already knew his.
Project after project have led
him to the School of Fine Arts
and to mural projects in Lawrence
and in The Studio attached to
Hashinger Residence Hall. Visual
arts always seemed like a linear
He just may not have known
he would one day be launching a
career when he sat next to Simon
Jackson in a middle school art
“We were always into art,”
Jackson said. “Now that we’re both
old enough and adult enough and
mature enough in our drawing, it
translates into selling and having a
business mind.”
Jackson, a hairdresser at
Paisley&Stripe Salon in Overland
Park, and Richmond have collabo-
rated and drawn together since
their early teens. Now, the pair is
taking their designs to a wearable
level by creating their own T-shirt
business, Omen and Arrow.
“It’s really cool to see two differ-
ent styles of line and two different
brains come together on the same
composition,” Richmond said.
At a printmaking convention
in Milwaukee last month, one of
Richmond’s Instagram followers
approached him to compliment
Omen and Arrow. Because they
haven’t launched an official online
presence yet and are still operating
through their personal accounts,
@trichmond713 and @captainsi-
mon, Richmond was pleasantly
surprised to already be receiving
feedback and positive buzz from
“We don’t really know exactly
how this is going to play out,”
Richmond said. “For right now,
we’re just having fun with it and
enjoying creating together and
seeing our shirts around.”
What Richmond loves about
stenciling with spray paint — the
clean layers and the illustrative
style — translates perfectly into
printmaking. Their collaborative
style, Jackson said, appeals to a
young adult target audience.
“It’s a little darker,” Jackson said.
“We get a lot of inspiration from
tattoos and graffiti, so it’s really
illustrative but definitely more
For the past month, Richmond
and Jackson have been bouncing
ideas back and forth, reworking
and re-inking sketches until they’re
ready to be printed. Making sure
their images are exactly the style
they want, Richmond and Jackson
screen print all of the hand-drawn
designs by exposing photographic
sensitive material to their draw-
ings over mylar.
“People really take for granted
how long the printmaking process
by hand actually takes,” Richmond
Because each T-shirt requires
extensive time to print, Richmond
and Jackson are kept busy by fill-
ing orders for friends. With a goal
to collect 10 polished designs
before they launch their website
and eight designs finished, the two
are now also looking for ways to
mass produce shirts.
“Ideally, we want to make tons
of money and sell out, but that’s
not what it’s all about for us,”
Richmond said. “It could go any-
where, and Simon and I would
have a great time doing it. We
enjoy the excuse to hang out and
do some artwork together, and
that’s all it needs to be. From here,
it just goes up. In turn, it’s two best
friends making artwork for other
people to enjoy.”
Richmond and Jackson will
continue to sell shirts in-person
until their online boutique is up
and running. They expect to
price each shirt around $25.
— Edited by Allison Hammond
ConriBUTed PHoTo
Simon Jackson designs a T-shirt from a stencil. His business partner, Kansas City, Kan. senior
Tom Richmond, operates a T-shirt business, Omen and Arrow, with him. Richmond and Jackson
have been drawing since their early teens and are hoping to launch an online website soon.
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Student Senate
reconsiders fees
Collection of this year’s Required Campus Fees
has been better than expected, which has allowed
the senate to pay off a finance bond early, said
Josh Dean, chair of the Finance Committee.
This news comes in right as next year’s
student fees are under consideration by Student
Senate’s finance committee, as disclosed in the
minutes of last Wednesday’s full Senate meeting.
Pointing to last year’s campus fee increasing
by $15, Student Body President Hannah Bolton
encouraged the finance committee to lower
campus fees in light of the surplus.
“We are working for students,” Bolton said.
“Just because $3.50 is available doesn’t mean
we should reallocate this.”
The fee, which costs each student $444
per semester, pays for student health services,
membership to the recreation center and other
on campus services, according to the University’s
office of KU Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Dean said the finance committee would
further consider fee reviewas a result of the early
bond pay off before making a recommendation
to full Senate.
“The fee process is actually ongoing,” Dean
said. “Nothing will be final until April 17.”
— Marshall Schmidt
aSSoCiaTed PreSS
WICHITA, Kan. — Chanting
Wichita State fans wearing shirts
emblazoned with messages such
as “Play Angry” welcomed home
the Final Four-bound Shockers
early Sunday.
The Wichita Eagle reported
that coach Gregg Marshall hoisted
an NCAA trophy above his head
as he stepped off the team bus
around 4 a.m. Hours earlier, his
ninth-seeded team upset second-
seeded Ohio State 70-66 after he
issued a halftime reminder to
“play angry.”
Wichita State now heads to its
first Final Four since 1965.
About 75 fans shouted “Good
job, coach!” and “Final Four! Final
Four!” during the early morn-
ing homecoming celebration at
Charles Koch Arena. Some in the
crowd held signs that read “Keep
calm and Shock on” or “Final
Marshall chanted along when
someone sang the first few words
to “War,” a fight song introduced
by the pep band and a quick hit
among fans.
“You don’t want to go to war
with the Shockers,” the song pro-
claims. “Don’t start no stuff, won’t
be no stuff.”
Marshall later likened the fans
to family.
“The love that this program
is shown by these folks, it’s con-
stant,” he said. “You can always
count on it.”
Adam Pusateri said the “small
town” spirit of the gathering
spurred his trip to campus.
“Everyone roots for the under-
dog,” 25-year-old Pusateri, of
Wichita, said. “It’s cool to see
Wichita State make a mark.”
Senior forward Carl Hall said
the team is expected to leave mid-
week to prepare for its Final Four
matchup Saturday in Atlanta.
“It just goes to show how the
fans all are — how supportive
they are,” Hall said of the recep-
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TOPEKA — Kansas legislators
return Monday from a long week-
end determined to push through
tax legislation, new restrictions on
abortion, gun-rights legislation,
the bulk of the next state budget
and every other bill of any signif-
cance in just fve days.
Republican leaders have pledged
that lawmakers will fnish almost
all of the year’s work by Friday,
breaking with their standard prac-
tice over the past quarter-century,
to shorten their annual session. But
to make good on the pledge, some
tricky and contentious issues will
have to be resolved quickly.
Te biggest piece of the puzzle
is how to resolve diferences on
taxes and whether a 2010 sales tax
increase is allowed to expire in July
as scheduled or remains in place to
shore up the state’s $14 billion bud-
get for 2014.
“We either work now or we work
later to reach an agreement on
taxes and the budget. Tose are the
two issues that control the session,”
said Senate Majority Leader Terry
Te Hutchinson Republican said
the Senate was sticking to its Friday
deadline for fnishing business and
starting a monthlong break. Senate
GOP leaders want budget and tax
issues settled, limiting how much
work they have to complete when
legislators return May 8.
Te tax plan has to come frst,
Bruce said, so legislators know if
the budget will balance.
Brownback wants to keep the
state sales tax rate at 6.3 percent
instead of letting it fall to 5.7 per-
cent as scheduled in July. Te Sen-
ate sides with the governor and his
proposal to raise additional revenue
through other adjustments. Te
House tax plan allows the sales tax
rate to drop, but also makes other
adjustments to raise additional rev-
enue. Republicans and Brownback
are looking for the revenue to cush-
ion the impact of massive income
tax cuts enacted last year.
“Tere’s just the budget real-
ity,” Brownback said last week. “I
think it’s coming across to people
that you’ve got to get your resource
package somewhere. Te budget
doesn’t work without the tax piece
of it.”
House Majority Leader Jene
Vickrey compared the budget and
tax negotiations to families looking
at their own fnances.
“It’s better to know what your in-
come is, and I don’t know that we
know what that is yet,” said Vickrey,
a Louisburg Republican.
Vickrey concedes that legisla-
tors must work quickly. Still, House
GOP leaders want a clearer picture
of state revenues in April before
putting matters to rest in May.
Senate President Susan Wagle, a
Wichita Republican, said she and
House leaders agreed to end the
frst portion of the regular session
Friday. Te process was complicat-
ed procedurally last week when the
House adjourned before the Senate
passed a slew of measures that will
have to be negotiated. Te House
will have to take action on Monday
to allow committees to start work-
ing out diferences.
“We may be a little delayed, and
that means we are going to have a
very busy week,” Wagle said.
Senate Minority Leader Anthony
Hensley has his doubts.
“I think they are overly optimis-
tic this is all going to be done, espe-
cially the tax bill,” said the Topeka
Democrat. “Tey may be able to
pass a budget in fve days, but I just
don’t see where the House is going
to come around and support the
governor in his tax increase.”
Brownback has signed just one
bill this session, a measure chang-
ing the process for flling vacan-
cies on the Court of Appeals. Te
change allows the governor to
make independent selections to the
bench, which would then be sub-
ject to Senate confrmation.
Republicans want to go further
and apply it to the state Supreme
Court. But unlike the Court of
Appeals, which is set by statute,
changing the Supreme Court re-
quires voter approval to amend
the Kansas Constitution. Senators
approved a resolution to place the
changes on the August 2014 prima-
ry ballot, but the measure has been
stalled in the House.
Several education bills also re-
main in play, many of which are
aimed at breaking the strength of
the Kansas National Education
Association by rewriting rules for
contract negotiations and collec-
tive bargaining rights.
One measure sent back to the
House last week is a modifed ver-
sion of Brownback’s elementary
school reading initiative. Senators
amended the bill to require school
districts, with the consultation of
parents, to retain students at the
frst grade who aren’t profcient in
reading. Te governor set the target
at third grade, saying it was cruel to
pass students along who weren’t
KAUFMAN, Texas — Kaufman
County District Attorney Mike
McLelland took no chances after
one of his assistant prosecutors was
gunned down two months ago.
McLelland said he carried a gun
everywhere he went and was extra
careful when answering the door at
his home.
“I’m ahead of everybody else
because, basically, I’m a soldier,” the
23-year Army veteran said in an
interview less than two weeks ago.
On Saturday, he and his wife
were found shot to death in their
rural home just outside the town of
Forney, about 20 miles from Dallas.
While investigators gave no motive
for the killings, Forney Mayor Darren
Rozell said, “It appears this was not a
random act.”
“Everybody’s a little on edge and a
little shocked,” he said.
The slayings came less than two
weeks after Colorado’s prison chief
was shot to death at his front door,
apparently by an ex-convict, and a
couple of months after Kaufman
County Assistant District Attorney
Mark Hasse was killed in a park-
ing lot a block from his courthouse
office. No arrests have been made in
Hasse’s Jan. 31 slaying.
McLelland, 63, is the 13th pros-
ecutor killed in the U.S. since the
National Association of District
Attorneys began keeping count in
the 1960s.
Sheriff David Byrnes would not
give details Sunday of how the kill-
ings unfolded and said there was
nothing to indicate for certain
whether the DA’s slaying was con-
nected to Hasse’s.
El Paso County, Colo., sheriff ’s
spokesman Sgt. Joe Roybal said
investigators had found no evidence
so far connecting the Texas killings
to the Colorado case, but added:
“We’re examining all possibilities.”
The biggest building on campus is
Mallott Hall. At 325,000 sq ft, it is
almost as big as all fve Jayhawk
Towers buildings combined.
Information based on the
Douglas County Sheriff’s office
booking recap.
A 25-year-old male was arrested
yesterday on the 1100 block of Cen-
tennial Drive under suspicion of
tampering with ignition interlock and
driving while intoxicated, second of-
fense. A $1,250 bond was paid.
An 18-year-old female was ar-
rested Monday on the 1800 block of
Naismith Drive under suspicion of no
driver’s license, leaving the scene of
an accident and driving while intoxi-
cated. A $375 bond was paid.
A 19-year-old male was arrested
Monday on the 100 block of Indian
Avenue under suspicion of operating
a vehicle under the infuence, no in-
surance and failure to report an ac-
cident. A $700 bond was paid.
A 21-year-old male was arrested
Monday on Interstate 70 under sus-
picion of driving while suspended. A
$250 bond was paid.
— Emily Donovan

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April is Financial Literacy Month,
dedicated to increasing awareness
and knowledge about fnancial top-
ics to help people become fnan-
cially secure. Te student organiza-
tion SAFE, Student Advocates for
Financial Education, is promoting
Financial Literacy Month by host-
ing lectures and events for students.
Te University ofers many re-
sources to help students with their
fnances, including Student Money
Management Services. Te ofce,
located on the third foor of the Kan-
sas Union, is available to students
seeking advice about fnancially-re-
lated topics. It is open for walk-ins if
students have general questions, or
students can make appointments for
more in-depth advice.
Noah Quinn, a student who
works in the Student Money Man-
agement Services ofce, said stu-
dents can use the organization to
fgure out how to save money and
where they spend it.
“Money is something that every-
one has to deal with no matter who
they are or where they live,” Quinn
said. “No matter how much money
you end up making, understanding
how money works can make the
diference between being in debt
and living paycheck to paycheck or
living comfortably and being fnan-
cially secure.”
Rachel Prather, a sophomore
from Palo Cedro, Calif., sought help
from the ofce to learn how to make
a budget and keep track of her f-
nances. One beneft she gained from
going to the ofce was learning how
to identify her monthly expenses.
“It’s very important to keep track
of what you’re spending,” Prather
said. “I didn’t realize how much I
was spending, and as soon as I start-
ed budgeting, I would see it written
out and saw how ridiculous some
of my spending was. I think seeing
the numbers really shocks some
Prather said although the infor-
mation she learned about budget-
ing was simple, it was helpful to her
because it was something she had
never done before.
“Now that I’ve gone to the Stu-
dent Money Management ofce, I’m
probably one of the most fnancially-
literate people that I know,” Prather
said. “I take really good care of my
money, and I defnitely wasn’t that
way before.”
— Edited by Allison Hammond
robot purchased by Hutchinson school to spark interest in engineering
HUTCHINSON — The newest
teacher at the Hutchinson school
district’s Career and Technical
Education Academy can demon-
strate tai chi moves and also dis-
play a little bathroom humor.
It’s Nao, the robot.
In 2012, the district received a
grant worth $21,785 from Cargill
Corporation for the robot acquisi-
It arrived around the first
of March, and instructor Steve
Stacey and four advanced pro-
gramming students are getting
acquainted with the walking, talk-
ing Japanese-manufactured robot
that came with the name Nao.
“He can do anything we pro-
gram him to do,” Stacey said.
Last week when The News vis-
ited Stacey’s classroom, Nao not
only was the topic of conversation,
he also joined in the conversation
— with the help of quick-witted
students positioned at computers.
“Would you like to see me
dance?” Nao asked.
“No,” said Stacey.
“Fine, then,” Nao said.
When Nao asked Stacey if he
liked chocolate, Stacey answered,
Nao came back with: “Do
you even have taste buds?” That
line, written by sophomore Gage
Brown, caused Stacey to crack up
with laughter.
When The News asked Stacey
about the absence of girls in the
class, Stacey began explaining how
it “has always been a challenge”
to get girls in engineering-related
“Girls do not like robots that
much, I guess,” observed Nao,
uttering words Thomas Clark, a
junior, had typed on the com-
Brown’s technical skills are
behind Nao’s “I need a poop” rou-
tine, incorporating moves and
Nao, weighing 9.8 pounds
and standing 23.5 inches tall, is
equipped with a lithium battery,
although he usually is plugged
in. A camera, sensors, and micro-
phones are part of his anatomy.
His “ears” are speakers.
“We can change pitch and tone
on it,” Stacey said of Nao’s voice,
which now sounds youthful. At
some point, Nao will be renamed,
probably something befitting a
high school with a Salthawk mas-
Interaction with a robot will be
an asset on a resume, Stacey said.
It also gives students a taste of
an engineering field before they
head to college or pick a career
path, he said.
Enrollment for the program
next year has risen, according to
Career and Technical Education
Academy staff.
In this March 21 photo, steve stacey, an instructor at Hutchinson High school,
watches the new robot ‘Nao’ go through a pre-programmed dance at the school’s
Career and Technical education Academy. ‘Nao’ was purchased with a a grant
worth more than $20,000 from Cargill Corporation.
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When did calling out injustice become a problem?
you are going to meet crazy
people in foreign countries
STudy abroad
now that basketball season
is over, what are you going to
do with all your free time?
Follow us on Twitter @udK_opinion. Tweet us your opinions,
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@UdK_opinion i should probably actually
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@UdK_opinion i am going to spend all my
free time jinxing Michigan. Forever scorned.
Inventions not as
cool was we thought
@UdK_opinion binge drink until Late
Night in the Phog next season.
That sad moment when you think that
you have a funny FFa, but then realize it
won’t even be published until Monday. :(
is it basketball season yet? (Never
too early)
can we all just agree that we have a
good looking band?
i don’t know what kind of apples you
eat, but apple-favored things taste
nothing like apples. apple juice doesn’t
even taste like apples.
uh, i don’t know about you, bro, but
i already have two thumbs. and they’re
Hahahahahaha Heat!
i really like muffn favored muffns!
can you drink milk from a bowl at a
gas station?
My horoscope just told me to chop
wood and carry water, so not happening.
buT caPS LocK iS cruiSe coNTroL
For cooL.
i don’t always decide to chug the
remainder of the milk jug but when i do,
i greatly underestimate how much is
actually left.
Professor, it would be grape if you
donut give us a raisin to lettuce go to
class today... Hotdog i’m hungry!
is it weird when i read the word “self”
i think of bill Self?
improperer is most improper.
i was under the impression that most
people do have two thumbs.
you will be happy to know that i didn’t
waste the milk, i simply just drank it
spoonful by glorious spoonful.
There are some glorious mustaches on
campus lately! bravo!
The longer i’m in college the more i
consider just marrying for money.
To all guys: holding a door is a little
thing that can make a girl’s day. give
it a try.
Ku meet my pasty legs. Pasty legs,
i wonder if Missouri calls it “March
Please bill Self wear a bow tie.
Sincerely, Ku basketball fans. #sofresh-
can we get a little recognition for
our bros at Wichita State? Just because
they’re out west doesn’t make them any
less Kansan!
i still love y’all. rock chalk Jayhawk!
Just found a hair in my food at Mrs.
e’s. after last night’s game, i’m not sure
how much more i can take.
im going to bed, wake me up next
The state of Kansas: 20 fnal fours
The state of Missouri: 0!!
s an outspoken feminist
writer whose articles get
a fair amount of traffic,
I’ve gotten used to my articles
getting a bunch of online trolls
commenting. There is always the
person who is going to vehement-
ly disagree with me, whether the
topic is expanding sex education
or marriage equality. I’ve gotten
pretty used to not paying them
much heed, as there will always
be trolls on the internet hoping
to validate their views by wreak-
ing havoc in the comments sec-
tion. Yet, my experience with my
most recent article, “Men Need
To Confront Sexual Violence”
honestly floored me. No matter
your politics, I thought, surely
ending sexual violence is one of
those things most people can rea-
sonably agree needs to be done,
Apparently, I was very wrong.
Within the first few hours of
my article being out, it was accru-
ing comment after comment
attacking feminists, attacking
women, attacking me for trying
to create a discussion where we
could talk about sexual violence.
Literally in the hundreds
now, of these types of com-
ments; apparently I was being
horribly discriminatory toward
men because “What about all the
women who make false accusa-
tions of rape? Why don’t you talk
about that?!?”
These commentators were
furious at the idea that I wanted
to confront the source of the
problem (which in this particular
instance of discussing sexual vio-
lence against women, is unfortu-
nately overwhelmingly men who
have been raised in a culture that
validates sexual assault). I didn’t
take it personally, but it did make
me think.
When did the act of “accusing”
or calling out injustice become
considered more detrimental to
an individual than the actual act
of injustice itself?
This can be clearly seen in
regards to sexual violence in
terms of the internet reaction to
my sexual violence article and to
the recent case of Steubenville,
where the two men who raped an
unconscious girl at a party were
repeatedly referred to sympa-
thetically by the media. You can
Google CNN or Fox News’s cov-
erage of the case from Monday, to
see this exemplified, as the rapists
practically become saints in their
versions. But we can also see it in
the way we treat other issues of
We’re afraid to call someone
out as racist because that is an
“awful” name to call a person—
but isn’t the racist act that person
is doing more awful? We want to
respect the freedom of religion
individuals have, even when
their religions demonize LGBT
persons—but aren’t homophobic
acts, particularly when they reach
outside the bounds of religion
and into the secular realm, worse
than calling out someone or some
group out as homophobic? We
don’t want to make people feel
uncomfortable by telling them
that using the word “retarded”
is offensive— but aren’t people
with disabilities going to be even
more uncomfortable having to
suffer hearing such derogatory
Our fear of offense and
slandering has inadvertently
caused us to often start out on
the offense—“how could you
dare think that about me!”—
rather than confront the fact
that we may have said or done
something ignorant, hurtful or
harmful. We’ve built up a culture
where we sympathize with the
accused rather than the victim.
We’ve equated being called, say
homophobic, as a personal attack
against our individual identity
rather than recognizing it for
what it is— calling out the way
the “accused” is harming another
individual or group of individu-
This type of reaction only
serves to keep systems of oppres-
sion in place. If we’re trained to
fear calling out injustice and to
react when we, or our behaviors,
or our privileges, are criticized
with defensiveness rather than
actually listening to why we are
being criticized, how can we
learn? How can we change the
dominant culture?
The answer is we can’t. Not
unless we start listening to vic-
tims of injustice, instead of per-
petrators of injustice.
Gwynn is a sophomore majoring in
English and Women, Gender, and
Sexuality from Olathe. Follow her on
twitter @AllidoisGwynn
o you’ve got your study
abroad applications all
turned in, huh? That’s
great! Now all you’ll need to do
is buy your plane tickets, pack
your suitcases, exchange your
greenbacks for brightly-colored
Monopoly money at the local
bank, and sit back and wait
for your boring classes here in
Larrytown to wrap up.
Oh, but it might also be a wise
idea to talk to some crazy people
around town before you go. I
speak from experience when I
say that it will be beneficial to
learn how to deal with weird
people here before you try to do
it abroad. When you’re walking
the streets of a foreign town, you
never know what kind of lunatics
might decide to bug you.
I remember being lost on my
bike in a small town in Germany
last summer and being yelled
at by a tall, lanky man who was
standing by the roadside drag-
ging a rake across a patch of
gravel. After noticing that I was
lost and American, he tried to
hold a very weird and disjointed
conversation with me in thickly
accented English. I’ll describe it
here, so that you can better spot
loonies like this guy when you’re
out traveling.
After we had established that
I was a foreign student, the man
asked me, “How do you get the
money to stay over here?” I had
to think about this one for a bit:
he would probably understand
about my scholarship money,
but how could I get across in
simple English that I was using
financial aid from my grandpa’s
Masonic Lodge to supplement
it? I panicked a bit and spat out,
“From my university and my
“Ah, so your grandfather is
still alive!” chuckled the man.
I didn’t know how to respond
to this at all, but I didn’t have
to because my interviewer was
more than happy to fill in the
dead air. “You are very lucky to
still have a wealthy grandfather
who will provide for you.”
“Yes. Very lucky,” I mumbled.
“You will have a large inheri-
tance, also,” the man said with
a grin. “Do you look forward to
With as much enthusiasm as
you can muster when forced to
show excitement about the pros-
pect of your kind old grandpa
kicking the bucket, I squeezed
out a “Yeah, I guess.”
“What kind of work does
your grandfather do?” The man
leaned forward a bit in anticipa-
“He worked for the IRS.”
Silence. A blank stare.
Realizing my error, I rephrased:
“He was a tax collector.”
“Oh,” replied the man, look-
ing a bit disappointed. He asked
me, after a few seconds, “So he
doesn’t have many friends out in
public, then?”
Shortly afterward, the man
asked me, apropos of nothing,
“Are you a Boy Scout?”
I was a Boy Scout once, but
only for a brief time. Still, I
figured those few years of tying
knots and pitching tents had to
count for something, so I said,
“Yeah, I was.”
“I knew it when I first saw
you,” the man said proudly, “I
knew, ‘here is a Boy Scout.’”
This struck me as odd, as I was
wearing a polo shirt, nice shorts,
and a scarf at the time — very
unscoutlike attire. The man con-
tinued: “Was it like being in the
“I wouldn’t know; I’ve never
been in the army before.”
“I think it would be like the
After I put my hands in my
pockets to warm them up, the
man glanced down and asked,
“Do you have a phone in your
pocket?” I had foolishly left my
phone at home, so I answered,
“Good,” the man replied
firmly. Something about the way
he said it unnerved me a bit and
made me wish quite badly that
I had brought my phone. As he
continued to rake, and the han-
dle swung toward me, I jumped a
bit; he seemed to pay it no mind.
“I have one last thing to ask
you,” the man said. “You know
the moon landing?”
“Do you think it was real, we
really landed on the moon, or do
you think it was a lie?” I could
barely keep myself from laughing
at this point.
“Well, I like to think we land-
ed on the moon,” I answered,
trying hard not to take a side.
“I do, too, but I think they
were making it up. If you
look at the film, you see two
things. One, there are two dif-
ferent shadows. And, two, the
flag doesn’t move in the wind.
Some people say, ‘it can’t be real
because the flag doesn’t move.’
Other people say that there is
no wind on the moon. And then
some people say, ‘it was the sun-
All I could do was shake my
head at this lunacy. Only I shook
it up and down instead of side
to side because I didn’t want the
authorities to come across my
rake-bludgeoned body under a
shallow layer of gravel later in
the evening.
May is a sophomore majoring in Ger-
man and journalism from Derby.
By Katherine Gwynn
By Sylas May
hat happens when
you go on spring
break to a city where
it’s 15 degrees outside? Not go to
the beach, that’s what. Instead,
you stay where you can feel your
limbs and think about stuff. Here
are some things that came to my
I don’t think Google Glass will
turn out as cool as we thought.
The glasses that project the inter-
net and more straight onto your
eye will be used for the same
things as your smart phone.
While some people may really
have innovative uses for it —
Heads Up Displays for soldiers
or even smaller POV cameras for
athletes — most people would
probably just end up watching
SportsCenter Top 10 in their 8
a.m. class like me. I can already
do this on my phone, so why
switch to Google Glass and have
to announce my intentions to the
professor with an “Okay Glass . .
.” to watch on a smaller screen?
It took the deep-space craft
Voyager more than 30 years to
reach the edges of Sol’s domin-
ion, and it doesn’t look like
faster-than-light travel will be
coming soon. Which means we
can say goodbye to any hopes
of seeing a Star Trek-or Mass
Effect-like galaxy full of aliens
and adventure. This will greatly
limit our ability to explore and
colonize even our own tiny little
solar system. On another side
(I’m not sure if it’s the bright side
or a dimmer one), we haven’t
truly solved the problem of
deep space radiation killing off
astronauts before they’ve reached
their target, so no astronauts will
die from that. And also, if we
can’t figure out faster-than-light
travel, neither can any aliens. So
be happy, human race, we won’t
be eaten or enslaved any time
There will never be a Jurassic
Park. The lifespan of DNA does
not extend back hundreds of
millions of years, even in little
mosquitoes stuck in amber. At
the very most, we might be able
to clone some wooly mammoths
found in Russia. But for now,
scientists are working on clon-
ing most of the species humanity
managed to extinct during the
last couple of hundred years.
The rate at which bacteria are
becoming resistant to antibiotic
drugs is getting very dangerous.
Most of the miracles of modern
medicine are due to some form
of antibiotic drug fighting off an
infection — whether it’s bacte-
ria from an abdominal surgery,
inhaling some of the wrong fun-
gus or even a little paper cut that
got in the dirt. If bacteria become
resistant to our drugs, we can
welcome ourselves back to the
dark ages. Without antibiotics,
that little infection from your
even smaller paper cuts may
spread through your body and
kill you. Bacteria evolve resis-
tance from being exposed to the
drugs that are supposed to kill
them. Sometimes, a tiny group
of bacteria survive just because,
and pass down the resistance.
Lots of times, people might stop
taking their antibiotics a few
days early, letting the bacteria get
used to the drug. Either way, it’s
slowly happening. Nobody really
knows how much longer we have
until infections start killing us in
troves again, but it’s coming.
Writer’s note: Sorry for the
depressing updates. When sci-
ence comes up with something
happy like money trees or never
ending beer bottles, I’ll let you
Simpson is a freshman majoring in
chemical engineering from Fairway.
By Andrew Simpson
Monday, april 1, 2013 page 5
Because the stars
know things we don’t.
Crossword style
check out
the answers
Though the fashion capitals of
the world may have ended their
fashion shows earlier this month,
Moscow is currently holding its
Mercedes-Benz fashion event this
According to Elle UK Magazine,
Mercedes-Benz teamed up with
the world’s largest country last
year. The event, formerly known
as Russian Fashion Week, began
in 2000 and has grown tremen-
dously since. The showcase began
with 20 designers in its early
days. Thirteen years later, the
event is featuring 150 designers.
The talents are typically found in
Russian universities, though many
designers came from surrounding
countries such as Ukraine and
The trends featured so far for
the Autumn and Winter 2013
have certainly varied from those
seen in New York and London
fashion weeks. Animals were a
definite theme in the Russian
shows, as Tatya Parfionova’s col-
lection showcased maxi dress-
es with Labrador prints. Bird-
inspired head garments also gar-
nered attention last weekend in
While the differences between
Moscow and the other fashion
showcases was evident, some
fashion trend similarities have
been seen on the Russian run-
ways. Cape jackets, black and
white pairings and midi dress
lengths were seen in calmer shows
by designers Ester Abner and Olga
Many of the shows lacked focus,
but whatever the inspiration was
for the Eastern European design-
ers, it seemed to be anything but
— Edited by Brian Sisk
callan reilly
Fashion week expands to russia
associated press
A model displays a creation by ester Abner during Moscow Fashion week in russia
on sunday.
aries (March 21-april 19)
today is a 9
it could get foolish; work causes
delays, so call if you’ll be late. talk
about money later. Consider what’s
best for home and family, and work
it out. keep a sense of humor.
taurus (april 20-May 20)
today is a 9
think, then talk. work on the big
picture first. your influence grows.
the more you plan, the more you
profit. use your good judgment.
Hold on to your money for now. put
energy into details.
gemini (May 21-June 20)
today is an 8
if you don’t find out, ask again.
you’re in a state of disruption ...
there’s some chaos. you look good,
nonetheless. Visit a partner who
provides inspiration. Assert your
cancer (June 21-July 22)
today is a 9
use your persuasive skills. emo-
tions are all over the map. there’s
more work coming; pace it care-
fully, as there’s danger of break-
age. it’s getting lovely.
leo (July 23-aug. 22)
today is a 9
don’t gamble, discuss money or
play the fool. provide excellent ser-
vice, and make a good impression.
optimism enters the workplace,
though costs may be higher than
expected. Areas that seem stuck
move later.
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
today is a 7
Controversy arises. Acknowledge
considerations, and provide for
others. Get a friend to intervene, if
necessary. put energy into creative
projects, and test out the new
playbook. proceed with caution.
libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is an 8
you tend to overestimate your
powers and underestimate costs.
everything seems possible. the
more old projects that you finish,
the more new ones arise. pad the
budget for the unexpected, and ask
for help.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
today is a 9
see friends later; work is busy. Be
prepared to applaud your team.
past efforts represent you well.
Conserve resources by sending
someone else ahead. talk is cheap.
press your advantage.
sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21)
today is an 8
there may be a setback or tempo-
rary confusion. Accept enthusiastic
coaching. reassure someone who’s
uncertain. don’t mention every-
thing you know or suspect, yet. Call
in a favor.
capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
today is a 9
review details and postpone travel
as complications arise. pay an
old debt, or put in a correction.
Acknowledgment comes from an
unexpected direction. Career vistas
and romance sparkle.
aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
today is a 9
A distress call comes in. use
something you’ve been saving.
Ask for more, and say please. turn
down an expensive invitation or
risky proposition. slow and easy
does it.
pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
today is a 9
don’t make expensive promises or
believe everything. there’s another
test: Challenge authority to get the
truth. keep pursuing a dream. it’s
easy to work harmoniously with a
partner. sell an idea.
Monday, april 1, 2013 paGE 6 thE UniVErSity daily KanSan
The Kansas softball team lost
to Texas 5-4 in the second game
of Friday’s doubleheader as the
Longhorns went 3-0 against the
Jayhawks this weekend.
Sophomore Alicia Pille’s ninth
complete game of the season
wasn’t enough in
the teams’ first
game Thursday
with a 5-0 victo-
ry by Texas. The
score was 2-0 in
favor of Texas
for the majority
of the game until
the Longhorns
added three runs
in the final two
innings to seal
the victory. Texas pitcher Blaire
Luna had nine strikeouts and only
two walks over six innings of
“Overall, Pille had a pretty
good start,” head coach Megan
Smith said in a KU Athletics
press release. “We intentionally
walked some people for strategy
reasons, and it worked. She just
had too many walks to people
we shouldn’t have walked, but
overall, I think she had a strong
performance. She handled their
best hitters. There were a few slip-
ups from her, but overall pretty
Kansas held a 3-2 lead over
the No.8
L o n g h o r n s
through five
innings until a
14-run inning
by Texas put
the game out of
reach and gave
them a 16-4
victory. The
Longhorns had
10 hits in the
sixth inning to
turn the game into a run-rule
effort. Kansas was forced to use
three pitchers in the final two
innings of the game, as Texas
stormed back with an outstand-
ing offensive performance to end
the game.
Despite the 16-4 loss earlier in
the day, Kansas responded with
a solid effort in the second game
of Friday’s doubleheader. Kansas
freshman Alex Hugo hit her ninth
homerun of the year, the second-
most by a Jayhawk freshman, but
the Jayhawks were unable to turn
the momentum in their favor.
Pille was solid again on the hill
for Kansas with four strikeouts
over four innings. Luna had nine
strikeouts over seven innings and
improved her record to 17-1 on
the season for Texas.
“It was a good game, we just
came up a little bit short,” Smith
said in a KU Athletics press
release. “Our team saw that they
competed with Texas today, and
they needed to see that. Aside
from one horrible inning today,
we competed with them both
Kansas travels to Lubbock,
Texas on Friday to take on the
Texas Tech Raiders in a three-
game series on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday.
— Edited by Julie Etzler
After losing the first two games
of the series to Oklahoma, Kansas
fired back in Saturday afternoon’s
series finale.
Kansas coach Ritch Price was
disappointed to see his players
weren’t competitive early on in the
series. Kansas scored seven runs in
the first inning on Saturday, mak-
ing Price prouder of his players
than before in Norman.
The Jayhawks’ offense was good
enough that it created issues for the
Sooners on the mound. Oklahoma
coach Sunny Golloway went to the
bullpen twice in the first inning, as
it took three different pitchers for
the Sooners to end the Jayhawks’
early hot rally.
“Our hitters did a really nice
job of working counts, getting the
ball elevated and being on time,”
Price said. “They found a way to
be impressive today. It was a good
offensive performance.”
Although Kansas held a 7-1 lead
after one inning, it remained silent
for the next five innings. During
that stretch, Oklahoma responded
with a seven-run inning of its own
and took an 8-7 lead in the fifth
inning, but Kansas remained com-
petitive, which is what Price asked
from his team.
In the seventh inning, senior
first baseman Alex DeLeon pulled
through to help the Jayhawks work
on retaking the lead.
DeLeon, who went two-for-
five with three runs batted in on
Saturday, singled to right field with
two strikes in the seventh inning.
The hit sent senior shortstop Kevin
Kuntz home to tie and senior third
baseman Jordan Dreiling to second
“I went through a pretty good
slider,” DeLeon said. “He had two
strikes on me, so I tried to put it
into play. We got a good pitch on
it, and I found the hole.”
Dreiling eventually reached
home plate after freshman des-
ignated hitter Jacob Boylan flied
out to center field. Junior catcher
Ka’iana Eldredge scored one more
run for the Jayhawks off a double
from Kuntz to create a two-run
“I was proud that there was no
quit in our ballclub after they took
the lead in the fifth inning,” Price
said. “We continued to fight and
grind. Guys clutched up, and we
put the two runs up in the seventh
and the run in the eighth, which
was big.”
The Jayhawk bullpen pulled
through once again after sophomore
Wes Benjamin threw for nearly
five complete innings. Sophomore
Robert Kahana and junior Jordan
Piché allowed four hits, and they
shutout the Sooners to help con-
clude the series in Norman.
Kahana picked up his third win
of the year as Piché earned a save
for the third time in 2013.
“Our bullpen was outstanding
today,” Price said. “Kahana was
fabulous out of the bullpen, Piché
was fabulous out of the bullpen and
that is the strength of our team, the
back-end of our bullpen.”
Despite losing two of three games
in the series this past weekend, the
Jayhawks feel good after handing
Oklahoma its first conference loss
of the year.
“We were able to get it done
today with a win, which is really
good now,” DeLeon said. “We’re 3-3
after playing TCU and Oklahoma,
so it looks like we’re in pretty good
shape right now.”
Kansas is currently 15-10 on the
year and faces Creighton on Tuesday
and Saint Mary on Wednesday for
a one-game series during the week
at home. The Jayhawks will also
stay at home during the weekend
and host Oklahoma State in their
first conference series at Hoglund
Kansas hopes to improve its .500
conference record and be more
competitive in the Big 12 through-
out the rest of the season.
— Edited by Elise Reuter
Farzin VoUSoUGhian
ChriS SChaEdEr
baseball softball
Power from hitters,
bullpen secures a win
KElSEy WEaVEr/KanSan
sophomore infelder Justin Protacio sprints for frst base during the game against
Jackson state University at home on March 13. Kansas went 1-2 in the series
against oklahoma this weekend. Protacio has a .304 batting average this season.

“our team saw that they
competed with texas
today, and they needed to
see that.”
Megan sMith
softball coach
Jayhawks drop three to texas
Brandon SMith/KanSan
Junior alex Jones squares to lay down a bunt. the Jayhawks were propelled by a grand slam and back-to-back homeruns in
the fourth inning to take their record to 6-0.
he madness of March is upon
us, but you may or may not have
heard that the tournament we
all love to stress about is celebrating a
milestone this year. This season’s install-
ment of the NCAA Men’s Basketball
Tournament marks 75 years of upsets,
buzzer beaters and players crying on the
sidelines after a heartbreaking loss.
With the anniversary, many news
publications are putting out lists of the
75 best players and teams that have
danced through the nation’s collective
hearts. As I read through these lists,
I kept having the same issue over and
over: Why aren’t the 2008 national
champion Kansas Jayhawks considered
one of the greatest teams ever?
For example, ESPN.com has the 2008
Jayhawks ranked as the No. 22-best
championship team. The teams ranked
ahead of them include the 2009 North
Carolina squad featuring many of the
same players that Kansas smacked
around in the previous year’s Final
Four. What about the last great modern
dynasty, the 2006-2007 Florida Gators?
They were a great team for sure, but
remember that they lost in a preseason
invitational in Las Vegas to a group of
Jayhawks that made up the core of the
’08 championship team.
If that’s not enough for you, we can
break it down scientifically. As the old
cliché goes, defense wins champion-
ships, and the 2008 Kansas team was
absolutely suffocating on that end of the
Not only did they enlist two of the
greatest on-ball defenders you will ever
see in Mario Chalmers and Russell
Robinson, but if you somehow made
your way past those two, then Kansas
featured enough beef beneath the
basket to make life miserable for a
team attacking the rim.
As for depth in the lineup, then-
sophomore Sherron Collins was as
electric a sixth man as you’ll ever
find. Plus, if any of the big men got
in foul trouble, the team had a reliable
big man (and former starter) in Sasha
Kaun, as well as an unheralded fresh-
man out of Minnesota by the name of
Cole Aldrich who contributed quality
However, we all know that in this dig-
ital age, it’s the athleticism of a team and
highlights that catch the people’s eyes,
and boy did that team have athleticism
in spades. Think about the man that
started at center, Darrell Arthur. Not
only did the Texan have some sugary
sweet post moves, but he was also more
athletic and ran the floor better then
every one of his opponents. Remember,
Chalmers gets all the deserved glory
from the championship game against
Memphis, but it was Arthur who led
the team in scoring on that magical
night in the Alamodome.
Last but not least, you have to con-
sider the leadership. That year, Bill Self
went from the best coach never to reach
a Final Four to a coach who served
notice that his program would remain
atop the college basketball mountain for
years to come. This was the team that
perfected the “Bill Self Weave.” This was
the team that perfected the high-low
pass, and lastly, this was the team that
showed that the alley-oop is simultane-
ously deadly and awesome. What more
could you want out of a champion-
ship team? That’s why the 2008 Kansas
Jayhawks should be considered one of
the greatest championship teams ever.
— Edited by Brian Sisk
Q: How many consecutive wins did
KU start the season off with?
A: 20, KU was 20-0 when K-state
handed them their frst loss of the

— kuathletics.com

“We made so many plays down the
stretch and got the ball into our most
clutch player’s hands, and he deliv-
ered,” Self’s post-game comments on
Chalmers’ heroics.
— kuathletics.com
37 wins in 2007-2008 season was
a KU single season record
— kuathletics.com
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Kansas Seniors
It’s going to be easy to focus on the 30-point loss to Notre Dame, but the Jayhawks have
to put that behind them and remember how great and memorable the season has been.
The seniors won’t ever play another game wearing the crimson and blue, so why remember
the one bad blemish they had in otherwise amazing season.
Carolyn Davis, Forward
Davis led the team with 25 points, and was the only player
besides Monica Engelman, who scored 10 points, to score in the
double digits. Under pressure, Davis delivered more than any of
her teammates did.
Monday, april 1, 2013 paGE 8 thE UniVErSity daily KanSan
WoMEn’S BaSKEtBall
KaNsas 63, NoTrE DaME 93
Key StatS
Quote oF the Game
career minutes for angel Goodrich, the most in Kansas history
the percentage the Jayhawks shot, lowest of the tournament
the percentage the Irish shot from downtown.
JayhawK Stat LeaDerS
points rebounds assists
Carolyn Davis, Forward
Davis was a force all game for the Jayhawks against the No.
1-seeded Irish. she put together a 25-point campaign in her
last outing as a Jayhawk.
Game to remember
27| 36 — 93
40 | 53 — 93
Notre Dame
Game to ForGet
uNSuNG hero
Notre Dame
Natalie achonwa
ariel Braker
skylar Diggins
Kayla McBride
Jewell Lloyd
Whitney Holloway
Kaila Turner
Madison Cable
Chelsea Gardner
Carolyn Davis
angel Goodrich
Monica Engelman
Markisha Hawkins
asia Boyd
Lamaria Cole
Bunny Williams
Cinderella story ends for Jayhawks
nathan FordycE
tara Bryant/KanSan
senior guard angel Goodrich covers her mouth as she watches the fnal minute of sunday’s sweet sixteen game in Norfolk, Va. The Jayhawks lost to the Notre Dame Fight-
ing Irish 93-63.
tara Bryant/KanSan
sophomore guard Chelsea Gardner attempts to block Notre Dame senior guard
skylar Diggins in the second half of sunday’s sweet sixteen game in Norfolk, Va.
on her 26th point of the game, Diggins broke the Notre Dame career scoring record
with 2,323 points.
It had been a sweet ride for the
Kansas Jayhawks until Sunday.
Before Sunday’s showdown
with the No. 1 seed Notre Dame
Fighting Irish, the Jayhawks hadn’t
shot under 45 percent, and on top
of that, hadn’t allowed an oppo-
nent to shoot over 38 percent in
the tournament.
That all flipped in a chance
to punch a ticket to the Elite
Eight. The Cinderella story of the
Jayhawk season came to an end as
they couldn’t make enough shots
nor get enough stops to try to
contain the high-octane offense of
the Irish.
“When they are comfortable and
confident, they play well,” Kansas
senior guard Angel Goodrich said
after the 93-63 loss. “You have to
make them uncomfortable and we
did not do that today. We did not
disrupt their flow at all and they
did a good job of taking advantage
of that.”
The Irish seemed comfortable
all day as they shot nearly 54 per-
cent from the field and had four of
the five starters score 13 or more
The Jayhawks couldn’t find a
groove to start hitting buckets
in either half of play. They man-
aged to shoot just 37.7 percent for
the game and only senior guard
Monica Engelman and senior
forward Carolyn Davis scored in
double figures.
But the story for the Jayhawks
was the inability to contain All-
American guard Skylar Diggins as
she gave the Jayhawk defense fits
in the scoring column, and with
her ability to create shots for her
“Skylar [Diggins] is as good as
advertised,” Goodrich said. “She is
the whole package. She gets every-
one involved; she knows how to
create for herself and her team-
Diggins went 11-of-19 for 27
points and also had nine assists on
her way to the Elite Eight.
“I thought Skylar [Diggins] did
a great job on [Angel] Goodrich,”
Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw
said. “She still had a great floor
game with 13 assists, but I thought
we were able to contain her a little
bit more. [Carolyn] Davis was a
tough matchup for us. She played
really well, but I was pleased with
our second half. We shot the ball
extremely well, and got our run-
ning game going.”
Diggins wasn’t the only Irish
who gave the Jayhawks fits while
they were on the defensive side.
Natalie Achonwa, Kayla McBribe
and Jewell Loyd combined to
shoot 56.3 percent and eight
The Irish were a tough match-
up for the Cinderella Jayhawks
from the beginning, but shooting
37 percent made life that much
harder. On this Sunday afternoon
game, the clock struck midnight
and all Kansas coach Bonnie
Henrickson could do was tip her
hat to the victors.
“But, give Notre Dame credit,”
Henrickson said. “It was disap-
pointing our defensive effort
wasn’t better.”

— edited by Julie etzler
“We’ll do that. We’ll do that getting out of here. Today, right now, in
this moment, whatever time it is, isn’t the right time for that, but
we’ll do that.”
— Kansas coach bonnie henrickson on building off the 30-point loss for next season
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Men’S BaSKetBall rewind
Kansas 85, Mi chi gan 87
Key stats
Quote of the Game
after going scoreless in the frst half, Michigan guard Trey Burke scored 23 points in
the second half and overtime, including a deep 3-pointer in both the second half and
senior point guard Elijah Johnson did
not record a single assist against the
Wolverines, but did turn the ball over fve
Kansas led by 10 points with 2:52 re-
maining in regulation.
0 10
JayhawK stat Leaders
points rebounds assists
elijah Johnson, Guard
The senior passed up a potential game-tying layup on the f-
nal play of overtime, missed the front end of a one-and-one with
12 seconds left in regulation that would have given Kansas a
two-possession lead and committed three turnovers in the fnal
3:30 of regulation that led to six Michigan points.
Game to remember
40| 36 OT 9 — 85
34 | 42 OT 11 — 87
Game to forGet
unsunG hero
travis releford, Guard
he scored 16 points, distributed six assists while coughing
up only one turnover and was one of the few Jayhawks to not
have a hand in losing the late lead.
Kevin young forward
Young made all six of his feld goal attempts, grabbed seven
rebounds and scored 12 points. he gave Kansas an initial over-
time lead with a reverse lay-in and also gave them their fnal
lead of the night with a layup with 2:34 remaining in overtime.
glenn Robinson iii
Mitch Mcgary
Trey Burke
Tim hardaway Jr
nik stauskas
spike albrecht
Jon horford
caris LeVert
Kevin Young
Jeff Withey
Elijah Johnson
Ben McLemore
Travis Releford
naadir Tharpe
Jamari Traylor
Perry Ellis
ARLINGTON, Texas – Senior
Jeff Withey sat at his locker, trying
to explain what happened, how a
team that starts four seniors and
won 31 games and a ninth Big 12
title could let a 14-point lead evap-
orate in the final seven minutes of
regulation and let a 10-point lead
go in the final three minutes.
There’s plenty of explanation for
what happened. Michigan point
guard Trey Burke finished the first
half with zero points, then explod-
ed for 23 points in the second half
and overtime. Freshman forward
Mitch McGary, making his fifth
career start, scored 25 points, cor-
ralled 14 rebounds and converted
12 of 17 shots.
Kansas committed costly turn-
overs in the final four minutes
that led to seven Michigan points,
missed the front end of a one-and-
one with 12 seconds remaining in
the second half and questionably
passed up scoring opportunities.
No explanation, though, will
change the fact that none of the
Jayhawks’ accomplishments turned
this season into a great one. Kansas
fell at least two victories short of
“We had a chance to be great,
and that’s what’s going to hurt is
definitely slipping up with four
minutes left,” senior center Jeff
Withey said. “It’s just tough. I don’t
know. It’s sad.”
Playing in what proved to be
his final collegiate game, Withey
established a low-post presence in
the first half, and he and McGary
engaged in a chess match on the
block. McGary looked for ways to
get around Withey’s length, and
Withey searched for ways to exploit
his height advantage over the fresh-
Early in the game, senior guard
Elijah Johnson hit McGary’s mid-
section as he tried to get around a
screen McGary set for Trey Burke.
The officials saddled Johnson with
a flagrant-one foul, but McGary
missed both free throws and
couldn’t convert a jumper in the
lane over Withey, who connected
on a short jumper over McGary.
Later, Withey hit a turnaround
fadeaway jumper over McGary to
give Kansas a 10-point lead. Burke
promptly paraded down the court,
pulling Withey away from McGary.
Burke sent the ball to McGary who
slammed home two points before
Withey could recover.
“We knew that Burke was going
to drive in and pass the ball,” Withey
said. “Whenever Burke drove into
the lane, I was there to usually con-
test his shot, so we wanted to take
away the corner threes more than
him driving to the basket.”
The first half battle was near-
ly even. Both players had five
rebounds. McGary had 11 points
compared to Withey’s eight, but the
senior connected on all four field
goal attempts and had two blocks
compared to McGary’s one.
Thanks to Burke’s second half
explosion, Kansas slowly lost its
momentum down low. Burke, who
was scoreless in the first half, finally
found his rhythm, and ended regu-
lation with 18 points and 10 assists.
He coupled with McGary to fre-
quently execute the pick-and-roll,
and Withey had trouble keeping
McGary from getting open after
rolling out of the screen.
“That’s such a tough guard for
Jeff when you got a guy that screens
and rolls the basket and you put
four shooters around him,” coach
Bill Self said. “I thought we would
do a better job defending the five-
one ball screen, but we didn’t.”
On the offensive end, McGary
forced Withey into awkward, out-
of-position jumpers in the second
half. Withey could only muster
four points on 2-7 shooting and
two blocks. McGary went 5-8 in
the second half and registered 10
points and seven rebounds. The
Jayhawks’ four big men combined
for 10 rebounds in the second half.
McGary and Burke’s second-half
duet rivaled those of Baylor’s Pierre
Jackson and Cory Jefferson and
Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart
and Markel Brown when those two
teams defeated Kansas earlier in
the season.
Kansas was able to counter with
freshman guard Ben McLemore for
the only time this tournament, as
he converted four 3-pointers, shot
8-15 from the field and scored 20
points. His first 3-pointer of the
tournament came midway through
the first half and ended Kansas’
string of 22 consecutive points in
the paint to begin the game.
He scored 10 points in under
four minutes during one stretch
of the second half and said he “felt
like the regular Ben,” but he picked
up his third foul with 10 minutes
remaining in regulation.
McLemore didn’t score again,
and when he picked up his fourth
foul with 8:39 remaining, his night
was finished offensively. He took
only one more shot in the game, a
layup that he couldn’t get to drop.
McLemore said he hasn’t made
a decision about whether he will
enter the NBA Draft or stay in
school. If he does leave, Kansas will
lose all five of its starters for the
first time since winning the 2008
NCAA title.
“I hate to have it go down like
this,” freshman forward Perry Ellis
said. “It’s just sad. I really wanted to
help them just push farther, but we
just fell short.”
— edited by allison hammond
GeoFFrey CalVert
traViS yoUnG/KanSan
senior guard Elijah Johnson pounds fsts with senior forward Kevin Young in the locker room after the match against Michigan in the cowboys stadium Friday afternoon for
the ncaa sweet 16 Tournament. Kansas was defeated by no. 4-seed Michigan 85-87 in overtime.
michigan surprises Jayhawks in ot
traViS yoUnG/KanSan
Freshman guard Ben McLemore dunks during the second half of the match against Michigan in the cowboys stadium Friday
afternoon for the ncaa sweet 16 Tournament. McLemore scored 20 total points. Kansas was defeated by the no. 4 seed
Michigan 85-87 in overtime.
“i could have taken the shot,” Johnson admit-
ted. “i passed up a shot to try and get a better
— elijah Johnson talking about the fnal shot of the game.
Volume 125 Issue 95 kansan.com Monday, April 1, 2013
going for the win
Kansas goes 1-2
in series against
A closer
look at the
loss to Notre
a risk unrewarded
Arlington, Texas — When
it came down to it, when the
Jayhawks had their last shot to per-
form a miracle and send Cowboys
Stadium into a crimson and blue
frenzy, Kansas coach Bill Self put
it to a vote.
The Jayhawks had been in this
situation plenty of times before:
late in the game, clock winding
down and a decision to make. The
routine wasn’t going to change.
It was time to move past the
fact that Michigan erased a
12-point deficit with just over six
minutes left. There
was nothing more
Kansas could do
about Trey Burke’s
28-foot 3-pointer
that tied the game
with a handful of tics
With Kansas
down 87-85, pure
democracy was the
only option.
So Self gathered
his four seniors and posed the
Do you want to go for the tie or
the win?
The ballots were unanimous.
“Whenever your season comes
down to one possession,” Jeff
Withey said. “Why tie and go into
another overtime?”
As 9.4 seconds remained on
the clock, Elijah Johnson started
up the left side and set the final
play into action as he stepped past
half court.
Jeff Withey ran up top to pro-
vide a fake screen while Johnson
cut to his right, looking to drive
into the lane.
There was no pressure from
Michigan on Johnson. He was
coasting around like the gym was
empty, seemingly on pure muscle
memory. And at that point it really
“It’s a play we run all the time,”
Kevin Young said. “Almost every
time we ran it it’s worked.”
The moment didn’t appear to
faze the Jayhawks either.
Three times this season, Kansas
had fought through an extra
frame, each
time pulling
out a victory
and each time
with a differ-
ent hero.
B e n
bank shot
against Iowa
State, Withey’s
domi na nc e
down low
against Oklahoma State and
Johnson’s unconscious shooting in
a rematch with the Cyclones.
If anything, it was a moment
Kansas had been primed for. If
anything, you would think the
Wolverines didn’t want to go
another five minutes with this
Kansas team.
“We weren’t shook,” Young
said. “We’ve played in close games
before. We just tried to stay confi-
dent and keep attacking.”
And Johnson was attacking.
He had blown by every
Michigan defender that had come
his way as he glided into the lane
,and suddenly all that separated
Kansas from defeat was a poorly
contested layup.
Although the Jayhawks will
admit they did let up towards
the end of regulation. Kansas had
been up my as many as 14 points
in the second half.
Even with Michigan’s Burke
starting to heat up, the Jayhawks
had been able to control him all
game. Keeping him silent for a few
more minutes didn’t seem to be an
impossible task until it was.
After holding Burke to 0-4
shooting and five assists in the
first half, he exploded in the final
minutes and finished with 23
“It was crunch time and he
showed up,” Withey said. “That’s
what great players do.”
Still Kansas didn’t have to worry
about Burke’s shooting at the
moment; Johnson was floating up
to the rim with a second overtime
in sight.
Travis Releford was the only
help down below if there was a
rebound, but he had been boxed
out. This had to be the shot, like it
or not, and it had to go down.
That just wasn’t how Johnson
saw it.
As the ball was ready to roll off
his fingertips and carom off the
backboard Johnson contorted his
body and fired a crosscourt pass
toward an open, albeit far away,
Naadir Tharpe.
“I wasn’t expecting to get it,”
Tharpe said. “I guess he didn’t feel
like he had an angle to shoot it.”
As erratic of a pass as it was,
Tharpe reached back and grabbed
it with one hand, and was open
enough to move closer to the
3-point line.
At most there were four steps,
but the clock was only counting
milliseconds and defenders were
closing all around him.
Tharpe never had an opportu-
nity to set himself for the shot. He
had to shoot the ball.
Yet the off-balance heave still
had a chance as it clanked off the
backboard high and hit the rim.
It just wasn’t the right part of
the iron, which became evident
as the ball fell back down to earth
with the weight of a fan base on
top of it.
“The call was just let Elijah
make a play,” Withey said.
But it wasn’t the one the
Kansas fans wanted.
As Johnson hung in
the air, stuck in the
moment just long enough
to think about it, it was clear he
was never going to play for double
“I could have taken the shot,”
Johnson admitted. “I passed up a
shot to try and get a better one.”
The team had decided they were
going for the win, and this was the
way they chose to go out.
— Edited by Brian Sisk
In the fnal minute of the 93-63
loss by Kansas to No. 2 Notre Dame
in the Sweet Sixteen, senior point
guard Angel Goodrich sat on the
bench staring down at the ground.
To the right of Goodrich, senior
teammate Monica Engelman gazed
straight ahead with a look of disap-
pointment. Senior forward Carolyn
Davis covered her face with her jer-
sey before collapsing into her chair.
All three knew that they had just
lef the court for the fnal time of
their college careers.
Teir dreams had just been halted
by a 5-foot-9 senior point guard with
a deadly ofensive game and an un-
matched determination to win.
Skylar Diggins unleashed her
shooting ability with 22 points in
the frst half against Kansas. In the
second, she assisted her teammates
and showed just how solid this Notre
Dame team is from the backcourt, to
the post, to the bench.
Diggins and the Irish believe they
are on their way to raising a national
championship trophy afer falling
one win short the past two seasons.
Carolyn Davis and the Jayhawks
were convinced that they had the
ability to stun the Irish, but Diggins
was too much.
Davis caught pass afer pass from
Goodrich in the post, laying most
of those passes into the hoop for 25
points on 11-for-17 shooting. But it
wasn’t enough to match what Notre
Dame was doing at the other end in
scoring 93 points.
Goodrich ended her career with
12 assists, the most she has had in a
game all season. She struggled shoot-
ing the ball, going 3-for-11 from the
feld. She also turned the ball over six
Engelman struggled to shoot the
ball in her fnal game as a Jayhawk,
going 4-for-16 with 10 points, af-
ter scoring a career-high 27 against
South Carolina in the second round.
Kansas showed an ability to score
with the Irish for the frst fve min-
utes of the game, but from there
Notre Dame showed a shooting con-
sistency that Kansas didn’t have. As
Kansas went the next fve minutes
without a bucket, Notre Dame con-
tinued to score at will.
In the second half, Diggins’ men-
tality went from that of a scorer to
that of a facilitator. She balanced
the 22 frst half points with seven
second-half assists.
With all of the national media at-
tention adding hype to the Diggins-
Goodrich matchup, Diggins proved
why many consider her the best
point guard in the game, but she
could not have done it without the
support of her teammates.
Diggins used screens from her
teammates and took advantage
when the Kansas post players didn’t
immediately cut of her path. She
created shots for her teammates and
they drained them.
As a team, the Jayhawks shot 38
percent from the feld. Goodrich
drove to the basket and kicked the
ball out for three-point shots, but
Kansas went just 2-for-10 from be-
hind the arc.
For the second straight season,
the Jayhawks’ run at March Madness
ends in the Sweet Sixteen.
— Ediited byJ Julie Etzler
Max Goodwin
Blake schuster

“whenever your season
comes down to one pos-
session, why tie and go
into another overtime?”
Jeff withey
senior forward
women’s basketball
Seniors end college career with 30-point loss
tara Bryant/kansan
senior forward Carolyn Davis wipes off her face as she watches the fnal minute of sunday’s sweet sixteen game in norfolk, Va. the Jayhawks lost to the notre Dame fight-
ing irish 93-63.
travis younG/ kansan
sophomore guard naadir
tharpe walks off the the
court after missing the last
shot during overtime against
michigan in the Cowboys
stadium friday afternoon
for the nCaa sweet sixteen
tournament. kansas was
defeated by the no. 4-seed
michigan 85-87.