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The best stories from 2012-2013 at The University of Kansas

Ad Astra

Campus sees first new Student Senate coalition victory in 20 years

WINS CHAMPIONS
A QUICK GUIDE TO KANSAS BASKETBALL

NCAA Women’s Track and Field Outdoor

IN BILL WE TRUST

GUNS ON CAMPUS?
Possibly with a new piece of state legislation

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Welcome to Jayhawker. This was quite the year at the University of Kansas. I was privledged enough to serve as editor-in-chief of The University Daily Kansan and am happy to deliver this product as well. We played witness to a groundbreaking grassroots Student Senate campaign that was highlighted by a 25 percent voter turnout compared to 8 percent the year before. Students took to Wescoe Beach to do the Harlem Shake while others rallied to support the men’s basketball team through a three game losing streak. Still others worked to better the community and excell in the classroom. The University of Kansas is an incredibly special place. I’ve spent my summer living in the Lone Star State and it has only made me realize how proud I am to be a Jayhawk. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence in 1886. It is only appropriate that we pay tribute to the Lawrence residents who fought in the original Border War. So please, remember as you look toward the future that Mt. Oread is where your allegiences lie and no Missouri border ruffian can take that away. After all, we do bleed crimson and blue. Sincerely, HANNAH WISE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF HANNAH WISE DESIGN KATIE KUTSKO & HANNAH WISE BUSINESS MANAGER MOLLIE POINTER ADVISOR JON SCHLITT PUBLISHER ALLEN PRESS, INC. A BRIEF HISTORY Jayhawker is a product of The University Daily Kansan. The Oread, a yearbook of sorts, was published first in 1899. In 1903, the first Jayhawker book appeared. ON THE COVER Kansas fans cheer during the opening lineup before the match against Kansas State University Monday night Feb. 11 at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas defeated the Wildcats 83-62. Photo by Travis Young

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Ad Astra KU gave campus hope for change with their election victory

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Gun legislation will continue to be a hot-button issue on campuses

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The Big Event kept students involved with the Lawrence community

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Men’s basketball proved that THIS IS OUR STATE

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Women’s Track ran for gold as the new NCAA Champions

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150 years later, Lawrence has not forgotten the Lawrence Massacre

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Students don creative costumes to raise funds for local charities
Photo by Travis Young Members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club dress in Star Wars costumes, make public appearances and raise money to donate to charity.

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BY EMILY DONOVAN

ix years ago, in a galaxy not so far away, a group of Star Wars enthusiasts began to put their passion to good use: charity work. Clad in replica outfits and homemade armor, members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club — named for a species of bounty hunters and mercenaries in the Star Wars canon — make public appearances and donate the proceeds to charity. Paige Hunter, a senior from Lawrence majoring in film and media studies, first encountered the Mercs at an anime convention a few summers ago. Upon request, Merc members, approved 18+-year-old costumers, would hunt down an individual and put him in a PVC-pipe “jail” at a rate of $1 per minute. The money was then donated to a charity of the convention’s choice. Costume-making wasn’t a new hobby for Hunter. Her closet is full of fond memories of characters like Yuffie from “Final Fantasy,” Harley Quinn from “Batman: The Animated Series” and Sailor Moon. “I like the idea of putting on another persona and walking around as a character,” Hunter said. “I like walking around like Jack Sparrow with a bottle full of tea and claiming it’s rum. People laugh at it. I like making people laugh, I like making people smile and I like entertaining. Seeing people get excited when they see a character they know and interacting with people who like the same thing as you do — it’s a really good way to meet people. I’ve met a lot of good friends through my costume.” Combining the fun of masquerading as her favorite characters with charity, however, was a new idea that has helped give her hobby purpose. Brett Steinbrink, a junior from Emporia majoring in history and film and media studies, recently started putting together

a Star Wars costume of his own, hoping to join Hunter in the Mercs. Organizations like the Mandalorian Mercs and the 501st Legion that both have fun and do work with charities, Steinbrink said, brings costuming out to public view in a positive way. “It’s bringing it to a wider audience,” Steinbrink said. “I don’t want to say there’s a negative stigma on nerd culture, because there’s not always, but sometimes it’s just a bunch of nerds that like to do stuff. Those organizations do a great job of changing it from that to people seeing that there’s these people out here, and yeah they’re dressing up, but they’re doing things for charity and helping people while doing it.” Although a longtime fan of the Star Wars canon, Lord of the Rings and other classics, Steinbrink’s bounty hunter costume will be the

“I like making people laugh, I like making people smile, and I like entertaining.” Paige Hunter

first costume he’s built from scratch. In previous Halloweens, he’s dressed as Tony Stark from “Iron Man” and Rorschach from “Watchmen.” He expects to have spent a couple hundred dollars on his Merc costume by the time it’s finished, but he’s enjoyed putting so much of his discretionary income into the hobby. “Seeing a look on a kid’s face when they see their favorite character or see a bunch of Stormtroopers, that’s priceless,” Steinbrink said. “They get so happy and they get excited and they want to shake your hand or they want

to hold your gun or they want to take a picture with you. I’ve seen Darth Vader give a little five-year-old kid a big hug. That’s adorable. You can’t put a price on that.” Hunter has joined fellow Mercs cosplayers from Kansas City and across Kansas at events at the Topeka Zoo and the Kansas City Zoo, as well as Star Wars-themed birthday parties and even an appearance on the KU campus for May 4, 2012. May 4, a play off of “May the force be with you,” is an unofficial Star Wars holiday for Hunter and fellow Stormtroopers, bounty hunters, Jedi and assassins. “That happened to be a day where there were a bunch of kids were taking a field trip to the Natural History Museum,” Hunter said. “They had a surprise and got to see some Stormtroopers. That was really fun.” The Mandalorian Mercs tend to focus on helping children, working with the Make-AWish foundation and even helping a local sick girl pay medical bills. The clan’s own Little Warrior International was developed by the Mercs to help underprivileged kids. The Mandalorian Mercs and similar costuming clubs ask potential members to post pictures of their costumes and all accessories and require those costumes to be accurate to an era within the Star Wars canon. A committee then reviews and approves or makes suggestions as to how to improve the costume. Even when she’s out trooping on hot summer days and overheated inside her costume, Hunter feels that all the time and energy she has poured into her costume is worth it when she watches kids’ faces light up as they see a character they’ve seen on television come to life. “I think it’s magical for the kids to experience that,” Hunter said. “Don’t be scared about what other people think about it. In the end, it’s a hobby and it’s all for fun. That should be the goal.”

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2013 ELECTION
STUDENT SENATE
The 2013 Student Senate Election was one for the record books. The campus saw a record voter turn-out and the end of KUnited’s 20-year run as the victorious coalition.

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The Candidates Coalition Platforms Interviews with candidates The Kansan endorsement Election night coverage The aftermath The Kansan’s call to action

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THE CANDIDATES
President
Marcus Tetwiler
Junior from Paola, Kan. Majoring in English and history Tetwiler is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He holds positions as a rush chair member and social chair. He has been involved in Rock Chalk Revue for three years. In Student Senate, he is the transportation coordinator and servaed as a replacement senator in his freshman year. He is involved in various community service projects and has participated in KU Alternative Breaks.

Vice-President
Emma Halling
Junior from Elkhart, Ind. Majoring in American studies and women’s studies Halling is the current treasurer of the Commission on the Status of Women at the University. She is a member of Amnesty International and a member of the KU scholarship hall community. She is the current secretary of Student Health Advisory Board as well as a member of the Emily Taylor Advisory Board.

THE PLATFORMS
Increase Student Input in Housing Prioritizing Student Healthcare Decrease Transcript Fees for Students Reducing Plastic Bags on Campus Open Access to Student Senate Eliminate State Sales Tax on Textbooks Election Reform Parking Ticket Forgiveness Pavilion on the Hill Renovation

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University Daily Kansan: Why do out with the Commission on the you want to run for Student Senate Status of Women as the treasurer, and we had to go to Senate to ask president and vice president? for money to fund all of our events. Marcus Tetwiler: I think that the When we were asking for monreason I want to run for student ey, I got really interested in followbody president is that I’m the type ing the money and seeing where of guy that if I see a problem that I it came from. So, on that note, I have the power to fix, it really fires became a citizen member of the me up, and it makes me excited to finance committee. From there, I try and fix that. became the associate finance senAd Astra has been a really ator. great opportunity to be involved I’ve gotten really interested with individuals with perspectives in the inner workings of Senate that I don’t have. I’ve tried my best and finding out how that money to surround myself with people is distributed, especially for health that are leaders already in their services on the Health Advisory communities that really I haven’t Board. had much experience with, and I think that’s a quality of leadership, UDK: What do you think some of surrounding yourself with individ- the greatest strengths of KU stuuals who are already doing great dents are? work and have great ideas. Bringing new ideas and fresh EH: I think KU students are No. 1 faces and energies and actual di- in terms of coming together from verse representation to Student different places across campus in Senate is something that really the face of adversity. As Ad Astra, keeps me fired up day after day we have picked student leaders throughout the campaign. from across campus and asked them, “You’ve had to experience Emma Halling: I got involved in budget cuts on a minor level beSenate kind of indirectly. I started cause Senate has been cutting the PG 12 funding of large groups; how do you think that you can apply that toward an administration? How do you think that you can use your expertise of operating under a budget crunch within Senate?” I think we have such a great resource that’s untapped right now of student leaders who know how to function, who know how to get kids to meetings and who know how to spend money wisely, and I think bringing those students into Senate is exactly what Ad Astra is about. MT: I think the greatest strength of our student body is the desire to leave our community better than we found it. Through Ad Astra I’ve been really moved by some of the individuals who have come forward who have really great, positive ideas that have, maybe not been neglected from the Student Senate process before, but haven’t quite felt engaged. Ad Astra has really been moved by bringing these individuals to the table, and it’s something that I’m very passionate about in being the liaison of their voices at that

JAYHAWKER LIFE 13 top level. There are a lot of students on campus that haven’t been a part of the Student Senate system before, but I think they have leadership qualities that are absolutely representative of a Student Senate that Ad Astra wants to represent. UDK: What do you think some weaknesses are? EH: I think the fact that for the past several years voter turnout has been abysmally low is a massive weakness of the student body. It wasn’t a decision made by each student on this campus to be disengaged; it was the fact that they didn’t know where to go, didn’t know that there were alternatives in terms of democracy, and didn’t feel engaged in the system because the prevailing attitude has been, ‘Why should I vote?’ ‘What’s possibly going to change?’ or, ‘I don’t know anything about Student Senate.’ I think that has been changing already with Ad Astra and with our democratic reforms. We’re looking at increasing voter turnout so that students aren’t only active within our community here, but so that they’re prepared to go on into the real world and be active citizens and vote in their local elections, vote in the national election, and just be more engaged as citizens overall. MT: I think that the biggest problem is that there are gaps between our communities and it seems like we have these constructed barriers even though we all have mutual aspirations to leave the entire University better than we found it. We want the same thing, we’re fighting for the same goal, but there are barriers between the scholarship hall community, between the Greek system, between residence halls, between non-traditional students. These barriers are constructs, these barriers are stereotypes and these barriers are reinforced by lack of engagements from something like Student Senate. I think Student Senate can be a mechanism to bridge that gap between these communities. We need to bridge the gap not only from an executive administration, from that administration to the senators. I wager that most KU students don’t know who their senator is who’s representing their community. That’s a problem, and that’s a problem with how we as a Senate organize ourselves and engage those constituents. I’m not just talking about during election year when there’s a party that’s relying on that person’s vote. I’m talking about engaging that person throughout the year. I think we need a proactive, engaged Student Senate to bridge those gaps between the communities and between the structure from Senator, to representative to the top of the ticket. a little bit too much of a perfectionist in that I really want to be included on every little aspect of what the campaign is up to. I guess maybe I’m a little bit too “micromanage-y,” but I think that’s because I’m just really a passionate leader who is excited about the people involved within our campaign. It’s definitely been a team effort, certainly you can’t do it by yourself, but that’s something that’s been a fun transition for me to depend on others throughout this whole process. EH: For me personally, I think that my greatest strength as a leader is that I’m not someone who will talk at people. I’m the kind of person who will sit at a table and make sure that every single person at that table speaks up before we make a decision because I don’t want it to be my ideas. I want to make sure that it’s actually a group idea that’s being represented. As a vice president, literally within Senate, your job is to recognize people as speakers on the floor. I don’t just want to recognize people. I want to empower them behind the scenes so that they feel empowered so that they’ll speak up and asked to be recognized in the first place. I’m a ‘speak up even if your voice shakes’ person, but admittedly, my voice does shake when it comes to that.

UDK: What are some of your best personal leadership qualities, but UDK: One of your platforms is also some of your weaknesses as a opening up student body access to leader? Student Senate. Is this something you’re still focused on? If you are, MT: It’s been a really positive ex- what are some of the things you’re perience, but certainly one of the seeing that students would want things that has definitely been a to talk to you about? detriment in terms of my leadership, I’m not very good at delegat- MT: I think just from my experiing down sometimes. I think I’m ence, there’s a lot of students who

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JAYHAWKER 14 are surprised really what student fees even are and that they’re paying for them, and that they already have really incredible services available to them within that package. Immediately, I think we need to be proactive in engaging those students and opening our doors through social media, through Facebook, through video. We can really have some innovated measure to better inform students of how their fees are used. I think we should be more of an administration that listens to what students have to say. I think we should have our ears open, our doors open, and certainly know that ideas are growth and that ideas don’t just stop when you get into the office; ideas continually evolve and students’ input into what we’re doing is going to make our administration a successful administration. We really depend on students being involved in our process, and for us to be successful, we have to have our doors open. That’s kind of the foundation of how Ad Astra works. munity already to come in and represent their communities. We’re not having people who joined Senate because they like fighting and debating and moving to acclimate. We brought people to Senate because we feel like they have interesting viewpoints, and I think changing the people who are making the decisions is the easiest way to change the culture. dent body is represented through our student government. It’s simple. We think that what has been done in the past is largely representative of a single party system, and that breeds this apathy that we see throughout our communities regarding Student Senate. I hope that on April 10 and 11, more people turn out to vote at KU in this election than have ever voted before. That’s the goal. The idea is to engage voters, and that means representing those communities and championing what they want to see done. I really want to see a legacy of Ad Astra KU being an increased voter turnout year after year after year. A success for Ad Astra KU is a competitive system that makes students feel like their voice is heard and matters EH: The bottom line for Ad Astra in addition to democracy is making college cheaper and making Student Senate more diverse. We’re going to bring back diversity to Student Senate because that’s what it was founded on in the 1970s, and that’s what students deserve now as KU is more diverse than it has ever been. It’s also just about making college cheaper. We’re all here paying [thousands] of dollars to go to KU, but there are real, tangible changes that can be made with a student mandate, like lowering transcript fees, like eliminating the sales tax on textbooks, that can make it cheaper for everyone who’s already here and leave a legacy of making college more affordable for the people who can’t be here because it’s too expensive right now.

MT: In terms of changing the culture, that’s exactly right, bringing new faces and new energies and new perspectives to the table. Our slate does have some experienced student senators, but we also have a lot of people that are, as Emma said, leaders in their communities that have had nothing to do with Student Senate, and I think that’s good. If we have an election process in place that encourages debate and encourages competition, I think that would engage students, and if more students are engaged, more students would want to be involved. If we had a turnover process where year after year after year, there are some leaders who Student Senate is their thing, but UDK: How do you intend to there are a lot of people who want change the culture of student pol- to come into Student Senate who itics in order to better serve the might only want to do it for a year. students? We really want to break down those barriers, make it more incluEH: We’re going to codify the sive and make students feel like changes immediately, like the they can be a part of it. Sometimes shortened election season, the changing the culture is changing transparent caucuses. Those have the people. to be written in, but I think Ad Astra candidates are already going to UDK: What are your closing argube changing the system once they ments? get in. We didn’t pick people who do MT: Coming back to election reSenate as our senators. We picked form, we think this is a precipice people who are leaders and who for real structural change. We represents the parts of the com- want to change the way our stu-

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oting for student senate elections will take place on April 10 and 11, and results will be announced on April 17. Brandon Woodard, a senior from Topeka, is KUnited’s 2013 presidential candidate and Blaine Bengtson, a junior from Salina, is KUnited’s 2013 vice-presidential candidate. Marcus Tetwiler, a junior from Paola, is Ad Astra’s 2013 presidential candidate and Emma Halling, a junior from Elkhart, Ind., is running as Ad Astra’s 2013 vice president.

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THE CANDIDATES
President
Brandon Woodard
Senior from Topeka, Kan. Majoring in political science Woodward is a member of Delta Lambda Phi fraternity. He was his pledge class president during his freshman year. He has also served as vice president. He is involved with Student Union Activities and a KU Dance Marathon and LeaderShape participant.

Vice-President
Blaine Bengston
Junior from Salina, Kan. Majoring in public administration and environmental studies Bengston is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Currently, he interns for the KU Center for Sustainability. Previously, he was the director of Recycle and Blue KU. He has also participated in LeaderShape, an interactive six-day leadership enhancement program.

THE PLATFORMS
Hawks Helping Hawks Increase Free Campus Printing Grade Posting Notifications Student Surveys for new initiatives Create a Smoke-Free Campus Hydration Stations New Aquatic Center Full-Time LGBTQIA Coordinator Create CLAS Honor Code

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Getting to know the candidates
every year to come in and look at the University and make it better than when we found it is something that Student Senate can do, and I hope to be able to do that as vice president. University Daily Kansan: Why do you want to be student senate president or vice president? Brandon Woodard: Coming in as a student leader that was pretty involved but didn’t know a whole lot about student senate, I was able to bring a lot of ideas on how we could better connect Student Senate to the student body. And from that, I found my passion and ran for VP and am able to serve in that role this year. I think that because I am so passionate about serving students, I think there’s a lot of work that can still be done to further the mission of student senate and really help students at KU. Blaine Bengston: My first experience with Student Senate has been this past year, and I’m acting as a current senator. Before that, I didn’t have a very broad knowledge of Student Senate, but once I found it, I fell in love, and I think that the impact that Student Senate can have for students is really broad, and I want to be able to contribute to that and serve my fellow students. The opportunity that we have PG 18 campus, there is this atmosphere where you think, ‘Man, I’m at a flagship University, I’m at a research one university,’ and there are so many important things going on at KU, and I have the opportunity to contribute to that. And whether it’s like Brandon UDK: What do you think are some said, being in Student Senate or of the greatest strengths of KU running for student body vice students? president or it’s doing research in a biology lab or a greenhouse or BW: I think that the atmosphere is something, there are just so many something that is so vibrant. We opportunities at KU to contribute have an amazing basketball team, in such a positive way, and I think we have an amazing program for that is so unique and we should academics throughout the Uni- not ever take that for granted. versity, we have a national debate team. UDK: What do you think some We have so many different weaknesses of KU students are? things that KU students excel at, and I think that just the quality of BW: One thing that I see, which saying that you’re a Jayhawk truly I see as an opportunity for us to exemplifies the community that work on if elected, is that at the we have as Jayhawks. I think that University, we have over 20,000 every student at KU has an oppor- students. We have almost 600 tunity to make their academic ca- student organizations that are reer whatever they want it to be. registered through Student InI think we have a unique situa- volvement, but it seems like you tion that you can come to KU and see the same people involved in say, ‘I want to do this,’ or X, Y, and everything. Z, or myself — I want to run for stuI think that while it’s a great dent body president. opportunity that you can get inAs a freshman, I never would volved with whatever you want, I have thought that was ever possi- think we really need to truly enble, but because of the community gage students. Because if you get that KU has, I think that it’s a real- involved with whatever you’re pasly positive environment for doing sionate about or you get involved whatever you’re passionate about. in undergraduate research or research at the graduate level, it’s BB: I think when you arrive on something that’s going to lead to

JAYHAWKER LIFE 19 you to stay at the University. In a time where the University is facing retention issues at times and enrollment, I think that we really need to be focused on how can we get quality Jayhawks here and how can we keep them here. And so I think that’s not necessarily a negative quality, but I think something we can really work on is engaging more students. BB: I think I’d tie my weakness back into the strength in that trying to find a way to make sure that every single student that walks onto KU embraces the fact that we do play an integral role in not only Kansas and not only the region, but in the United States and the world. Getting every student in every department and from all walks of life to embrace that fact will really enhance the University and I think that we have certain groups of students who really take that on and fulfill the responsibilities associated with that. Making sure everyone is embracing that responsibility to the fullest will make the University much better in the long run. UDK: If you’re elected, what do you think that you two can do to bolster some of these weaknesses, make them stronger, but also to highlight the strengths that you talked about? BW: I can not only use my own personal experience of someone that as a freshman, lived off-campus, wasn’t involved in anything first semester, and didn’t know anyone, came to class and went home and napped or went to work. I can use my own experiences to reach out with the University

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administration as well as other student organizations and things like that to engage those students. Also, I think that we can really use what we’ve learned over time in our experience within Student Senate. Student Senate is such a powerful entity and a body that represents so many students that I think that we could expand our horizons and expand our reach to further enhance the University. makes a commitment to sustainability by making sure that every student realizes that KU is prioritizing. That is one example of a way in which students should really be engaged on all different fronts. And when KU, as a leader amongst other universities, takes a stand on an issue like sustainability, I think that embracing it to the fullest is crucial, and it takes embracing it from the top all the way to the bottom via administrators, seniors, juBB: I’ll use the example of sus- niors and freshman who have just tainability because I’m so close arrived on campus. to it everyday, and I think that KU I think Student Senate in the PG 19

JAYHAWKER 20 capacity not solely sustainability, but with every issue in Student Senate, has such a wide reach and we have 20 percent representation with students on every board or committee at this university and student senators and board members and committee members have that opportunity to really influence those things and make the priorities that need to be made very prevalent and a way to have an impact through those. I do take on too much, and I can spread myself a little thin. Which I realized very quickly my sophomore year being involved in so many organizations at once which I think that if you don’t know that you’re taking on too much, sometimes the quality of your work can be partially diminished. I’ve really used some of the opportunities to find weaknesses in my leadership skills and really turn those into strengths. IdentiUDK: Can you tell us about some fying what could be improved and of your personal strengths and not only building on my own perweaknesses as leaders? sonal skills but also polishing and BW: I’m very driven. I think that bettering those weaknesses into it speaks a lot that I’ve been fi- strengths. nancially independent on my own since I was 16. I was able to pro- BB: I would say a strength that I vide for myself through part of my have with regard to leadership high school career and also pro- would be having a vision, and vide for myself in college and then it goes back to that point that as still make something of myself. far as in this capacity, my vision I think that my work ethic is would be making KU better than incomparable to a lot of my peers when I found it. and a lot of our peers at the UniAlong with that vision, I think versity. I also really like listening. that it’s important to be able to I think that one of my advantag- bring a vision out in others and es is that I listen to every side of so not only myself seeing an issue the story or every possible option that can be worked on or a probbefore making a decision, which lem that should be solved, but also I think is something that would going to people who may be quiet transpire very well and transition and saying, ‘Can I hear what your very well into the role as presi- vision is for KU and what changes dent, if elected. do you see that need to be made?’ I think that at times you have I think that’s an important part your own personal agenda or of this process because Student ideas of how things should run, Senate is such a collaborative body but as an elected official, your job that we need to bring out all of is to listen to those people that are those thoughts. On the weakness representing the student body, the side, tying into that, sometimes I people that elected you. can get a little set on a solution, I think it’s very important that and if I think something can solve you look at every angle and take in a problem, I will stick with it. every consideration; the pros and I think bringing those voices cons of everything, before making in and other opinions and saying a decision and moving forward. maybe someone else’s solution With that, a weakness, sometimes might be better than mine is an PG 20 important trait that I continue working on. UDK: What are your closing arguments? BW: We just want people to vote. That’s an important part of the process, and I look at recent local elections in Lawrence and the state of Kansas, and we’re pretty low. Things that are affecting everyday life of people including students and Student Senate elections are so vital. Just getting people involved with that process is huge, and I would encourage it and think that Brandon would agree that the more people that are willing and able to vote should do so. BB: What’s really important to remember is that while we (KUnited) have been here for a number of years, each year we might be identified as the same coalition, but every single year, going back to your question is that the beauty of having new candidates each year at the top of the ticket is that you can bring new ideas and new, fresh faces. I’m really excited that half of our coalition this year, it will be there first time in Student Senate while we also have the other half that are involved currently and have the experience and know how to work with campus administration to get things done. I think that obviously we want people to vote in a certain way, but it’s very important to us that the voter turnout is much higher this year and that people, regardless of what coalition they’re voting for, really do express their opinion and express who they want to represent them in the following year.

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ENDORSEMENT
By Brian Sisk for the Kansan Editorial Board

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fter hearing two different visions for the future of campus and the student body, the University Daily Kansan has decided to endorse Ad Astra in its bid for student body presidency.
top of that, each platform item is relevant in some way to students’ lives. These are not simply campus beautification projects or cursory bones thrown to the students. Rather, they are well conceived, targeted programs with specific goals and stated means. On the other side of the argument, KUnited’s platform ideas lack the connection to the wider student population present in Ad Astra’s campaign. In addition to the proposed aquatic center for the Ambler Student Recreational Fitness Center, KUnited intends to adopt an honor code, provide more money for printing during the semester, and establish campus as a non-smoking area. There are several glaring problems with these platform items. For one, the University already has an aquatic center. It’s in Robinson. And if you happen to enjoy a good lap or two, you already know that and use that resource. Second, a University-wide honor code seems like a bunch of hot air. It would not create a more just student body. It would not create a more unified campus. It would simply serve as another set of rules or procedures for incoming freshmen and established upperclassmen to ignore. Third, making campus a smoke-free environment is an admirable undertaking, it is simply unfeasible. It would be a tremendous waste of the University’s resources to combat smoking. And besides, enforcement would be problematic, if not entirely impossible. The closest KUnited gets to reaching the whole student body is through its promise for more free printing. However, in a side-byside comparison with Ad Astra’s student outreach platform items, KUnited’s attempt to pander to the populace falls flat on its face. The numbers don’t lie: Improving prices on text books is far more beneficial to students than free printing. Aside from these problems with its platforms, KUnited’s presidential candidate, Brandon Woodard, has served as vice president before. His election would mark the first time in University history that a vice president in student government became president, and such a move would speak to KUnited’s political monopoly. This is where Ad Astra’s commitment to changing the culture PG 21

The reasons are simple enough, and Ad Astra’s Marcus Tetwiler and Emma Halling seem like the right choice for the campus, community, and students. Its vision of the future is not one of multimillion dollar projects or sweeping reforms. Rather, Tetwiler and Halling, along with the diverse cabinet of rivals behind them in the Ad Astra organization, see that the devil is in the details. Ad Astra’s platform pieces, which include the elimination of transcript fees, the freezing of tuition for transfer students and the elimination of a sales tax on textbook purchases, and the transformation of student government culture (among others) are all small-ticket items. And yet, when weighed against the proposed $20 to $60 million aquatic center from KUnited, which seems inappropriate in a time increasing austerity, these issues seem plausible, achievable and effective. Each platform item presented by Ad Astra applies to a large segment of the student body, and each is within the grasp of the Student Senate to obtain and enforce. On

JAYHAWKER 22 of student governance shines. KUnited, in its two-decade dynasty, has become a political machine that fights for survival, maintenance, and control. KUnited has lost its sense of service to the students in the same way a monopoly loses its sense of service to its customers. In a way, KUnited demonstrates the weakness of a one-party system: once that party is in power, and once competition falls by the wayside, the incentive to fulfill the responsibilities of office falls as well. Thus, a change in this culture would return power to the constituents. Ad Astra is running on a platform of, “Please, if you can beat us in an election, do so.” It understands that the key to effective governance, even at the often overlooked university level, is competition. Tradition is great and all, but dynasties are not always the best choice for the people they represent. The crucible of competition forges not only change, but progress. Speaking of which, the student body has some changes to make on its own. Voter turnout was an abysmal eight percent last year. That means only about 1,500 of the 19,695 students in the undergraduate population made their voices heard. And with this paltry number of ballots, student government makes decisions that affect tuition, services and resources available to students. So, regardless of the Kansan’s endorsement of one candidate over another, consider that these student elections mean something. They are not arbitrary or pointless. Voting, one way or another, makes those in power hear the voices of those they represent. And you never know — if you don’t vote, you might end up paying for a multimillion dollar swimming pool, even if you don’t know how to swim. PG 22

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It wasn’t that Ad Astra presidential candidate Marcus Tetwiler was too overconfident or calling the election early, but before the results rolled in at 6:32 p.m. on Thursday, Tetwiler thought that the record-high 25-percent voter turnout was in itself a victory for the party as well as the University. “We already have won,” Tetwiler said. The unofficial announcement that Ad Astra had won the Student Senate election, which was released from the Kansan Twitter, confirmed Tetwiler’s statement. Cheers erupted and tears were shed as candidates embraced and celebrated with the news that their hard work had paid off. For a campaign focused on inclusion and diversity, the individuals in the room demonstrated the tight-knit bond that Ad Astra hopes to bring to Student Senate and the student population. With the victory, Tetwiler, a junior from Paola, and Emma Halling, a junior from Elkhart, Ind., will fill their respective titles as student body president and vice president next fall. “I’m ready to get some work done. I’m ready to actually do what we promised to do. I’m ready to look at our platforms and work as hard as we can to get those done,” Tetwiler said. “We have a mandate from the student body to get work done. It’s bigger than myself; it’s bigger than Ad Astra.

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It’s a victory for our University. Ou versity won tonight; our Univers going to win next year.” Although they both said they running on few hours of sleep, Te and Halling thought the experienc exhausting but also immersive an couraging. “There are so many people on pus who got excited about some that didn’t exist a year ago and rea lieved in it,” Halling said. The process taught Halling th could step up and fill a role tha hadn’t always been comfortable in “I honestly never thought could be a spokesperson, that I be on the top of anything,” Halling “I always thought I was a behin scenes person.” They gave credit to the deter tion and steadfastness of memb their campaign and the support of who weren’t directly involved. With one in four students cas vote this year, Ad Astra’s goal of in ing voter turnout has already been “There were people who we er touched as a campaign who sa dorm room and read things and ‘you know what, I identify with thi I am empowered enough to vote, ling said. “For that kid who I don’t to vote is amazing.” Soon after hearing of the part tory, Clinton Webb, a freshman Leawood and a new representati

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y. Our Uni- the freshmen and sophomores in the iversity is College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, saw his name on the list. He described they were the moment as euphoric. p, Tetwiler To him, Ad Astra means family. rience was “It’s been amazing; it’s been stressve and en- ful,” Webb said. “I’ve met a lot of awesome people.” e on camAshlie Koehn, a sophomore non-trasomething ditional student senator from Burns d really be- said the victory was an accumulation of months of hard work, but it doesn’t stop g that she there. She said she’s looking forward to e that she passionately representing her constitule in. ents. ht that I “We’re such a diverse group with at I could so many different needs than the regualling said. lar student population,” Koehn said. “I ehind-the- would love to make sure that Student Senate is able to cater to that a little bit determina- more than they have been in the past.” embers of This is the reason for the campaign’s rt of those success, said Halling. Marcus Tetweiler, a junior from s casting a Paola, anxiously awaits the results of the of increas- Student Senate election. Tetweiler was been met. named Student Body President later o we nev- that evening. ho sat in a “Every person in this campaign took and said, ownership and said ‘this is my Student h this, and Senate,’” Halling said. “And that’s what vote,’” Hal- it’s all about.” don’t know During the campaign, Tetwiler stressed his desire for an open Senate party vic- and giving every student an opportuniman from ty to engage. ntative for “If anyone at the University wants to

come in and meet myself or Emma or the Student Senate, our doors are open, please come in,” Tetwiler said. “We want our experience of Student Senate to be something that everyone at our University is engaged in, and we want it to be a democratic experience where everyone can feel a part of it.” As the group hugged, rock chalk chanted and yelled in relief and exhilaration, one member was heard above all, reminding them that they now have the power to make the University better. And that’s exactly what Tetwiler has in mind. “I want everyone to feel like their voice can be represented,” Tetwiler said. “This is KU. We deserve a competitive system, and we’re going to bring it.” PG 23

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KUnited ‘still a family’
By Hannah Barling
More than 70 members of the KUnited coalition gathered at Yacht Club Sports Bar and Grill at 530 Wisconsin Street to await the results of the student senate election. Brandon Woodard, a senior from Topeka, ran as KUnited’s presidential candidate. Blaine Bengtson, a junior from Salina, ran as KUnited’s vice presidential candidate. Woodard said that it has been exactly five months to the day that he and Bengtson were elected as KUnited’s candidates. “It’s been the most exhausting experience of my life,” Woodard said. “It’s been the best five months of my life but definitely the toughest.” Bengtson said that the hardest part of campaigning has been trying to get their message out. He said that they have different connections across campus but they can’t possibly know all 20,000-plus students. Danny Davis, a senior from Garden Plain, is a current College of Liberal Arts Senator and KUnited supporter. He said that it was an awesome experience and there is no one he would rather campaign with than Woodard and Bengtson. Woodard said that regardless of the outcome, KUnited has proven themselves to be extremely dedicated to the student body. After the results were announced, he said that win or lose, KUnited is still a family.

EDITORIAL
AD ASTRA, PROVE YOU MEAN BUSINESS.
— THE KANSAN EDITORIAL BOARD

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The Student Senate election was a watershed moment in the governance of this university. The student body answered the call for greater participation in elections, bringing the voter turnout to 25 percent of the student body. That’s a three-fold increase from last year’s dismal numbers, and evidence that, if people are invested in a cause, they’re willing to take five minutes and click a couple of buttons on a webpage to make their voices heard. In all seriousness, the students deserve an acknowledgement: They chose to actively engage the issues surrounding their campus, their community, and made some change happen. Sure, college students are fickle. If you get them to care, however, they’re willing to give you some of their time. So, we on the Kansan Editorial Board want to follow up this unprecedented action with a final word on the matter. It’s kind of like “Spider Man”: Uncle Ben reminds Peter Parker that, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Or was that Voltaire? Either way, the words carry weight. They also highlight the need for this year’s round of elected senators and executives to follow through with the solutions and policies presented in their platforms.

Because, in many ways, this is an experiment. This is their chance to show that they mean it. The democratic system that voters imbue with their sovereignty is a powerful thing indeed. With the full mandate of the people, a democracy gathers a consensus and, if practiced in an ideal way, develops a compromise among constituent groups and executes policies by the people, for the people. An ideal democratic body doesn’t exist in reality — that’s why it’s an ideal. But, it’s in the pursuit of the ideal that people and organizations accomplish previously unthinkable goals. That’s what the student body should expect from its newly formed Senate coalition: Representatives who try everything they can to maintain their promises and, even in the face of compromise, deliver on the issues that concern their constituents. The executives and senators from Ad Astra, along with the other independent senators and incumbents who won seats in Senate, have been given an unprecedented opportunity. They have to prove that they mean business by actually doing something with this opportunity. It’s easy to cast a ballot; it’s difficult to translate it into policy. Similarly,

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it’s easy to promise responsibility, but it’s difficult to stay true. Politics is full of obstacles — it’s practically a part of the definition — and the true test of those designated to lead is overcoming those obstacles. Of course, those who represent won’t know what to do or what their constituents want if those constituents don’t hold up their end of the social contract. There’s a reason why we in the West use the metaphor of a contract to define the social agreement between those in charge and those they represent. If one party doesn’t hold up its end of the bargain, the whole system falls apart. This principle, which might

seem a bit highfalutin and sophisticated for University governance, applies even at this level. That’s how pervasive it is. Thus, we have an addendum: the Senators are responsible for the action, and the students are responsible for the vote. Students must continue to engage the campus community in order to preserve this sea change and the positive consequences it will have for life at the University. While the campus experienced a notable political event last week, the work is just beginning. In this election, the students (at least 25 percent of the students) held up their end of the bargain. Going forward, the goal for all parties in-

volved, representative and represented alike, should be to at least maintain this level of engagement or surpass it. Clearly, students care about the University. Similarly, the Senators and executives care enough to make the will of the students a reality. Thus, all components of University governance must maintain this momentum in meeting the challenges to come. You took the time to vote, after all. Why not prove that it was worth it?
— Brian Sisk for the Kansan Editorial Board

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The Kansas House passed a bill that would allow handguns to be concealed and carried on campus. The bill later died in the Senate, but the debate on federal and state gun laws continues.
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The Kansas House passed legislation on March 14 that may force the University to allow firearms on campus by 2017. The Personal and Family Protection Act legalizes “the carrying of a concealed handgun…in any state or municipal building unless such building has adequate security measures to ensure that no weapons are permitted to be carried into such building.” The bill passed with an 84-38 vote in the House and it

was referred to the Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs on March 15. Although the University can exempt itself from the requirements of the bill for four years by providing reasons for abstention, it is unclear whether or not lawmakers will allow any additional time or if the bill will be amended by the Senate. If no changes are made and the bill passes in the Senate, political science professor Michael Lynch

thinks it will change the University’s gun policy, regardless of what those at the University might want. “I think there will be a time when, if this bill passes in its current form, employees will be able to carry on campus,” he said. Lynch also explains why, barring any new developments between now and the deadline, the University won’t be able to comply with the security requirements that could keep guns off campus.

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“The way the law is written, it would make it so expensive to set up metal detectors and security measures at all buildings that people would effectively be allowed to carry weapons on campus,” he said. Don Haider-Markel, political science professor and department chair, pointed to the problems of insufficient firearm training and expertise. “I am 100 percent in favor of gun ownership,” he said. “But even

law enforcement officials make mistakes in tense situations. You can imagine that someone without that kind of training will make even more mistakes. If state lawmakers would like to provide staff and faculty with firearm training, I would be happy to have conceal and carry on campus; of course I’d prefer to rely on the expertise of law enforcement rather than encourage an armed fortress.” The Personal and Family Protec-

tion Act passed on the same day as the Second Amendment Protection Act, a bill designed to prevent federal laws from affecting Kansas-made firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition. The bill states, “It is unlawful for any official, agent or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States” to enforce federal laws on guns manufactured or registered in Kansas.

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Students 21 and older who are U.S. citizens and Kansas residents can apply for a concealed carry permit after completing a weapons safety and training course, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

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Permit-seekers submit the weapons safety and training course certificate, application, $132.50 worth of state fees and fingerprint to the the local sheriff’s office. The documents are then forwarded to the attorney general’s office, which runs background checks on applicants before they may be approved. The approval process takes approximately 45 days to complete, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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This course may be sponsored by the National Rifle Association, law enforcement agencies or any other institution approved by the attorney general’s office, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. After completion, permit seekers must fill out a license application answering questions regarding criminal history, child abuse, drug use and mental illness. Implication in such activities could result in denial of application.

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A University student’s 21st birthday means they can finally drink alcohol legally, as well as start packing heat. A bill allowing concealed carry permits on college campuses is likely to reemerge in this session of the Kansas legislature, said student body president Hannah Bolton. “All the leaders from the Kansas Board of Regents Schools are in opposition to the concealed carry bill,” Bolton said. PG 30

She will meet legislators on Feb. 11 as part of the annual higher education lobby, which advocates for legislation on behalf of University students. “We are trying to fight against having concealed carry on campus,” Bolton said. Students are not allowed to bring weapons on campus, but they may store their weapons at the KU Office of Public Safety, located on west campus. “We realize that different students have different hobbies, and

hunting’s one of them,” said KU Police Chief Ralph Oliver. “We try to accommodate both bows and rifles.” Oliver said the number of students who keep their weapons on campus tends to be low and varies by season. Regarding concealed carry permits, Oliver did not think allowing guns in the classroom would benefit students at the University. “I don’t think bringing concealed weapons on campus makes a student safer,” Oliver said.

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Replanting Campus
The Center for Sustainability is leading the charge to preserve and protect the campus beauty on Mt. Oread

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t took weeks for artist Patrick Dougherty and his crew to construct “The Bedazzler” in front of Spooner Hall in 2009. A swirl of maple and dogwood saplings wrapped around a large dying elm tree became an outdoor getaway for students and campus visitors. During its 27 months, “The Bedazzler” hosted picnics, classes and even a few wedding proposals. Using chainsaws on a summer day in 2011, it took just a few hours for landscaping crews to carve “The Bedazzler” into wood-chip sized pieces. A rare tree virus finally killed the elm, but it brought to light the importance of preserving and enhancing historic landscapes and open spaces across campus. As time has passed and campus has been forced to expand, the importance of trees hasn’t faded. The summer-day landscaping crews gathered around “The Bedazzler,” sizing up the iconic tree, while students, faculty and other Lawrence natives simultaneously huddled around in disdain. Emotion flooded campus, as the disease-stricken tree was cut down. It was evident the elm was much more than a tree. Trees are more than protection from the blistering summer sun and wicked Kansas wind. If one thing is for sure, it’s the University’s love of trees. So much in fact, trees outnumber students. There are enough trees on the Lawrence campus alone to fill the stands of Allen Fieldhouse nearly twice. The campus tree count grew to 29,536 earlier this week when 11 new crabapples were planted near Fraser Hall. The trees were installed with the help of more than 30 volunteers, the Center for Sustainability’s Campus Tree Advisory Board and other campus organizations at the Replant Mount Oread event. An event originally established in March of 1878 by Chancellor James Marvin to celebrate Arbor Day has since resulted in the planting of more than 100 different varieties of trees such as walnut, elm, oak, hackberry, evergreen, redbud, honey locust saplings and crabapple. Last March, more than 134 years later, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little established the annual Replant Mount Oread event, in efforts to expand campus’ environmentally friendly landscape and gain “Tree Campus

USA” status. “Our historic green space, from the very start when you look at Potter Lake, Marvin Grove, just the open space that has been preserved on this campus is a sign that we value green space,” said Peg Livingood, project manager for the office of design and construction management. “We value our connection to nature through the campus setting.” Long before the Tree Campus USA program and the Center for Sustainability’s Campus Tree Advisory Board, dozens of elm trees lined Jayhawk Boulevard throughout the 1950s. The canopy of trees acted as a natural barrier from the elements and the importance of landscape was prominent, regardless of distinctions. This summer, efforts to rebuild the canopy will begin.

“We value our connection to nature through the campus setting.” Peg Livingood

“We saw an opportunity to engage students in planting trees and help rebuild our connection with the green spaces on campus,” said Jeff Severin, director of the Center for Sustainability and Campus Tree Advisory Board member. However, the University’s tree population is decreasing faster than than they can be replaced because of diseases, lack of room for roots to grow, frigid temperatures and historic droughts. These conditions are threatening one of the most environmentally friendly landscapes in the nation. It takes more than a few dozen shovels and trees to obtain the coveted Tree Campus USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation. But the efforts are paying off and the University is one of only two Kansas universities with the distinction. “This year, for the first time, we were designated a Tree Campus USA,” Severin said. The Tree Campus USA Program recognizes

campuses for developing and promoting both healthy trees and student involvement. In efforts for the University to earn “Tree Campus USA” status, five Arbor Day Foundation standards had to be fulfilled. The first was the establishment of a steering committee, KU Campus Tree Advisory Board (CTAB). In addition to other requirements, a strict 1:1 tree replacement plan was to be created as part of the University’s larger Tree Care Plan. “Each individual construction project is responsible for replacing any trees that have to be removed during the project,” said Peg Livingood, Office of Design and Construction Management project manager. “In our construction projects, we really do press for one for one, if not even two for one in some cases.” The main concern of the Center for Sustainability’s CTAB is the prominence of trees throughout campus. The 12-member board was created, ­­­ “to help maintain and enhance the beauty of the campus landscape, as well as to assist with the preservation and revitalization of our historic green spaces,” according to the CTAB mission statement. “It’s really aimed at preserving and enhancing the green spaces that we have, because we are losing a lot of trees to disease, storm damage and in some cases, construction,” Severin said. The Center for Sustainability isn’t alone in its efforts to keep the tree population healthy and growing. KU Endowment Association and the student group KU Student-Run Tree Farm are also lending a hand to fund a small-scale student tree farm located at the KU Student Farm and medicinal plant garden northwest of 23rd and Iowa streets. The Capstone course in the Environmental Studies Department gives students the opportunity to operate a small-scale student-run tree farm, for which the ultimate long-term goal is to supply the University with trees transplanted from the farm. “Trees are just symbolic of tradition here at KU and the ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Emma Donachie, a junior from Dallas majoring in environmental studies. “There is an entire department dedicated to landscape. It’s a huge part of campus.”

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DENNIS DAILEY
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JAYHAWKER 34 ne of nine complaints ity to his audience through teachfiled by Sen. Wagle with ing methods his students would the University of Kansas: best understand. Open and honest conversations fueled the 500-person, 8 a.m. course. But it wasn’t Dailey’s candid, straightforward (7/9) During the female anatomy day, Dr. Dailey told the personality that caught fire. Rather, it was his use of “pornographic” females in the class that their videos, inappropriate “street” lanhomework assignment was to guage and obscene gestures. spread their legs. He told them These films brought change to take a flashlight and a mirror, — change in Dailey’s reputation and everyday life. The “sexually spread their lips, and explore. explicit” films in conjunction with Dailey’s blunt teaching manner “Professor Perv” wasn’t look- earned him nicknames such as the “Pornographic Professor” or “Proing for controversy. For more than 23 years Dennis fessor Perv.” The malicious and Dailey taught “Human Sexuality mean-spirited nicknames quickly in Everyday Life,” one of the most caught on with political and relipopular courses in the KU School gious conservatives. In the spring of 2003, Dailey’s of Social Welfare. Dailey would update his curriculum to reflect new “Human Sexuality in Everyday science and information as new Life” course took center stage in a perspectives and aspects of hu- national controversy that was first man sexuality changed. He made brought to light by Kansas Sen. a promise to himself. If he taught Susan Wagle, R-Wichita. Overa course in human sexuality he night, Dailey became the perfect would do his best to ensure it was political platform for Wagle to taught authentically, scientifically challenge academic freedom in and comprehensively. But, year-in state/tax-funded courses. Wagle’s and year-out the only real change allegations against Dailey ranged from him showing pornographic to the course were the students. “I believe that good teaching or obscene videos to sexually hacan be informative and enter- rassing female students. During one class, Dr. Dailey taining at the same time. So if we stated that if he were Chancellor, didn’t spend a significant part of class laughing our ass off, I failed he would require empirical eviat my duty,” said Dailey, professor dence from the females who deemeritus of social welfare. “And sire to graduate from K.U. to prove the same way, if I got through the they are orgasmic. He stated that entire class and didn’t see a tear, evidence could be in the form of a I probably didn’t do my job either. videotape. (Wagle Complaint 2/9, April 6, 2003) And I saw both a lot, every day.” The allegations were alarming. Dailey’s course included videos, some deemed pornographic. Questions as to what was educaThe beloved professor presented tional versus what were inapprothe science behind human sexual- priate teaching methods and material filled Topeka’s Statehouse PG 34

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“Nobody should go into sex education without understanding you can’t do that and not get into trouble.” Dennis Dailey

the consequences would be,” Dailey said. “I had to make a case for it, like any other course.” The course was originally offered only to graduate students. The first semester of the undergraduate elective was held in Smith Hall and accommodated between 40 and 50 students. Two years later enrollment demand forced the class to move into the

JAYHAWKER LIFE 35 largest auditorium in Wescoe. Eventually, after the renovations, the course moved to the 500-seat Budig auditorium. The Minnesota native didn’t set out to be a professor or a social worker. Nor did he aspire to make students feel uncomfortable during his lectures. Dailey wanted to create awareness. “I went to college and started off with the goal of entering the Methodist Ministry,” he said. With the combination of social justice issues and zeal, he chose to become a social worker. Shortly after receiving a master’s degree in social work, Dailey shifted his focus from family, couples and individual therapy to sex therapy and sex education. A population he believed to be underrepresented because of its complexity and sensitivity, Dailey understood the risks, but was prepared to undertake the challenge. “Nobody should go into sex education without understanding you can’t do that and not get in to trouble,” Dailey said. “If you don’t understand that you will be blindsided. There is going to be a subsection of the culture that’s not going to like it.” This was a concept Dailey’s wife, Judy, gradually accepted. Judy, who also has a master’s degree in social work, has a unique perspective of her husband’s profession. While completing her master’s degree at KU, Judy took one of her husband’s graduate-level research courses. “It wasn’t something that was suddenly sprung on me,” said Judy, “and I admire his dedication to his beliefs. He does not sway from those, so it just makes a lot of sense that he would be teaching and be very firm in what he teaches and very realistic.” Dailey’s candid teaching philosophy ultimately ruffled the feathers of countless political and religious conservatives. The school of welfare’s associate dean during the controversy, Rick Spano, who is now an associate professor in the school, stood by Dailey throughout the political hay. Spano described Dailey as “an

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The validity of the complainants filed by the state senator were questioned as they were based on information from a student enrolled in the elective course, a student who was also interning for Wagle. A student, who was enrolled in the “Human Sexuality in Everyday Life” course as the controversy fizzled off in fall of 2004, didn’t find any of the material to be offen“During the day that was scheduled to discuss masturbation, sive or inappropriate. Rather, Cate Batchelder, felt as if the investiexplicit discussion ensued and films of females and males gation into the allegations was a masturbating were shown. A female student got up to walk out of the room. Dr. Dailey questioned where she was going with the witch-hunt at best. “A lot of those claims were inimplication that she could not contain her sexual urges after valid,” said Cate Batchelder, now a being exposed to his comments. study abroad program manager at DePaul University. “Everything in the class was apt to the topic and The girl turned and blurted out “I’m going to the bathroom”. so helpful at the time and even Dr. Dailey said that was good because you can’t do it on a full now. Nothing in that class, to me bladder. After the films, Dr. Dailey asked the students personal was inappropriate.” questions about their masturbatory habits and had students In a University Daily Kansan respond by raising hands. After seeing their answers, he called article by JJ Hensley, Wagle esthe students in the classroom ‘horny devils.’” timated she spoke with “several (Wagle Complaint 4/9, April 6, 2003) hundred students, both for and PG 36

outspoken professional, who believed in rights of gays and lesbians to be treated as human beings like the rest of us.” Aligned with Dailey’s beliefs was his work as a social worker and professor. “As social workers we are supposed to stand up for social justice and Dennis did that,” Spano said. “And he was willing to do it at great personal cost.” Dailey found the personal attacks to his character and libelous name-calling to be offensive. At the time of the Wagle controversy, Dailey described his title to be a full professor in the School of Social Welfare with a specialty in sexual health: Simply put a sexual health professional. In March of 2003, Wagle began hurling a wide array of accusations toward Dailey. Wagle’s nine formal complaints filed against the sexual education class were Dailey’s first in the more than 20 years the class had been taught. The most memorable allegations cited the professor attended porn nights at fraternity houses, inappropriate

“street” language, as well as using obscene and pornographic videos during his lectures. “During the day that was scheduled to discuss masturbation, explicit discussion ensued and films of females and males masturbating were shown. A female student got up to walk out of the room. Dr. Dailey questioned where she was going with the implication that she could not contain her sexual urges after being exposed to his comments. The girl turned and blurted out "I'm going to the bathroom". Dr. Dailey said that was good because you can't do it on a full bladder. After the films, Dr. Dailey asked the students personal questions about their masturbatory habits and had students respond by raising hands. After seeing their answers, he called the students in the classroom ‘horny devils.’” (Wagle Complaint 4/9, April 6, 2003) By early April, Dailey and Wagle were dominating headlines not only in Kansas but, throughout the nation.

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against her amendment.” In efforts to put a hold on Dailey’s course and teaching methods, Wagle proposed a budget amendment that, if passed, would take away $3.1 million in funding from the School of Social Welfare. Justification hinged on the notion that a university department was using obscene materials. This amendment was inspired solely by Dailey’s human sexuality course. The University of Kansas was the lone Board of Regents’ school facing the costly budget cuts that accompanied Wagle’s amendment. The other five schools remained unharmed by the amendment as its human sexuality courses did not use obscene material, according to Wagle. “I have been told from students who have taken the class in the past, and students who are currently taking the class, that the films shown as part of the curriculum are clearly X- rated,” Wagle wrote in her formal complaints

filed with the University. Wagle, who hadn’t seen any of the material she opposed continued, “They are, without question, films of individuals having full and complete sexual interaction with each other. I am told further the videos of sex

“This is just education, you can’t be offended by course material.” JJ Hensley

acts are filmed in a "clinical" setting. Those who do not think the films are "obscene" believe that the fact they are filmed in a "clinical" setting keeps them from being obscene.” In response to the nine allegations, the University launched an investigation. Despite the investi-

gation, it was clear Dailey had the support of his colleagues, as well as students and other campus officials. “All of his fans and the people who supported him outweighed the few voices that were opposed to his teaching style,” Batchelder said. JJ Hensley, who covered the controversy for The University Daily Kansan recalls the overwhelming support for Dailey and his popular course. In a telephone interview from Phoenix, Ariz., where Hensley is now a reporter for The Arizona Republic, he credited the popularity of the course to Dailey’s teaching methods. Daily had the ability to change one’s views on human sexuality, and forced students to consider things they hadn’t before. “This is just education, you cant be offended by course material,” Hensley said. “It may be uncomfortable but it is certainly valuable.” PG 37

JAYHAWKER 38 At its core, the issue was not about Dailey or his course materials. The controversy hinged on academic freedom; the idea of who should dictate what is taught at a public university. “You can’t have someone in Topeka kind of picking and choosing what classes the state is going to fund based on their personal tastes and interests,” Hensley said. “That just runs counter to the belief to what a public university is to be.” Omitted in Wagle’s allegations were the warnings in Dailey’s course description, which stated explicit audio-visual materials would be used, but the viewing of explicit material was optional for students. Throughout the entire political uproar Dailey remained silent, Dailey spoke specifically to a change from the usually outspo- the allegations of showing “porken professor. Although Dailey nographic” films in his letter did not publically speak out, he saying, “Regarding Ms. Wagle's comment, "…explicit discussion ensued and films of female and male masturbations were shown". True.” Outlined in the same letter, “But being explicit, being Dailey explained his use of such honest and straightforward, materials as a vehicle of learning. being scientifically rounded, He wrote, “None of the nine allegausing erotica as a vehicle tions brought by Ms. Wagle make for education — that’s not reference to her proviso regarding pornography.” "obscene materials" being shown Dennis Dailey in class. I would, however, point out that the audio-visual materials are produced by organizations did respond to each of the claims having educational and clinical in a letter to David E. Shulenburg- purposes.” The controversy created more er, the University’s provost at the than just a political uproar. Stutime.

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JAYHAWKER LIFE 39 dents and teachers around the country were outraged at the idea of having their freedom to learn impaired by politicians. “The thing that was particularly upsetting for people was that someone who had no familiarity of this class, who had never seen the course material, who’s information came third hand at best, that someone with that kind of limited knowledge would be able to make decisions about funding for a course in a public institution was disturbing,” Hensley said. Student organizations such as Men Can Stop Rape, encouraged classmates and students to support Dailey because according to a University Daily Kansan article at the time he was “a University icon, beloved by thousands of currents students and alumni.” Men Can Stop Rape also urged students to write Wagle or his or her own student representative regarding the amendment. Support for Dailey and academic freedom was overwhelming. Student Senate traveled to the Kansas Statehouse to present a resolution promoting academic freedom in support of Dailey’s course. In addition to student organizations, students enrolled in Dailey’s class collected signatures in support of Dailey and the allegations he used obscene material considered pornographic. A force so determined to standup for the social welfare professor, the organizers were able to coordinate a meeting with then Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to encourage the governor to veto Wagle’s amendment. The support for Dailey spread through Lawrence like wildfire. Lawrence City Commissioner gathered to draft and sign a letter of support that was sent to Sebelius. Lawrence Representative at the time, Paul Davis, didn’t see eye-to-eye with Wagle on the amendment. In an interview with The University Daily Kansan’s Lauren Airey he said, “There are a Dailey present at least 100 various presentations, some of which included explicit films, but did not qualify as pornography under his understanding of the term. “The attacks that were launched at him were malevolent, inaccurate and intentionally harmful with the language what

Support for Dailey and academic freedom was overwhelming. Student Senate traveled to the Kansas Statehouse to present a resolution promoting academic freedom in support of Dailey’s course.
lot of legislators, including myself, who are very opposed to what Sen. Wagle has done.” Davis was one of many legislators, including Sebelius, who believed the issue should have gone to the Kansas Board of Regents. But supporters weren’t going to stop at letters and signatures. The controversy concerning Dailey’s course became the topic of a student-directed documentary titled, Sex Miseducation: Problems with Sexual Education in Our Society. n n n was used,” Spano said. “The films in Dennis’ class were not required, you were able to make a decision if you wanted to stay and watch the films. Susan Wagle and Bill O’Reilly never acknowledged that people weren’t being forced to watch the videos.” During the investigations and continuous stream of allegations it was business as usual for Dailey in the classroom. He kept the political uproar from disturbing the manner in which the material was presented. “It wasn’t that bothersome to me; I had tremendous support from the university, from the chancellor, administrators and lots of colleagues,” Dailey said. While Dailey appeared to be overwhelmed with support, receiving countless emails and letters from former students and other social welfare professionals throughout the country, there were still people who were in opposition. Dailey and his family received nasty emails and letters, as well as a death threats. The controversy became increasingly personal, and while it didn’t outwardPG 39

“Now what I do, is I talk about erotica, which is different than pornography. And I will use erotica as a way of conveying information, without any question I do that,” said Dailey. “But being explicit, being honest and straightforward, being scientifically rounded, using erotica as a vehicle for education — that’s not pornography.” During Dailey’s time at KU, he worked closely with Spano as their area of study overlapped. Spano had the opportunity to see

JAYHAWKER 40 ly affect Dailey, it began to take a toll on his wife and two daughters. “I guess I was really upset when she (Wagle) brought it to the Senate,” Judy Dailey said. “He didn’t get an opportunity to say anything.” The flood of press and news stories were ignored for as long as possible, but eventually the chatter couldn’t go unnoticed. It quickly became personal to Dailey’s daughters. “They didn’t like what people were saying about their dad,” Judy said. “They had a hard time with it.” Looking back a decade later, the controversy is as equally laughable as it is an open wound to Dailey. The nicknames, specifically “Pornographic Professor” still sting. “It’s amazing how little you can do before you get labeled as pornographic or something like that,” he said. Despite the political waves, Dailey no longer takes the attacks so personally. He acknowledges that Wagle used his course as a way of advancing her political agenda. “I just happened to be conveniently there for her to use,” Dailey said. Wagle was contacted numerous times via email and phone for this story but did not respond to either. Perhaps what Dailey now finds most ironic about the ordeal was the timing. He was in the final year of his five-year retirement phase and he was planning to retire in Spring 2003. With a huge grin and a light-hearted chuckle, Dailey combated the rumors that Wagle and the University forced him into PG 40 retirement. “I was going to retire,” he said. “I actually stayed another year to piss her off, which it did.” Dailey retired from KU in 2005 after nearly 40 years. But that wasn’t the end of teaching for Dailey, nor was it the end of the human sexuality course. Until April, Dailey continued to teach the sexuality class in a condensed 10-week no credit class at KU’s Ecumenical Christian Ministries. A class that was equally as popular as the on-campus, credit class with as many as 120 students enrolling. Although Dailey is still not officially retired, as he is still a private practice marital and sex therapist, he claims to be retired from the title of teacher or professor. Despite her failed attempt at taking down Dailey once the University dismissed the investigation and found the allegations without warrant, Wagle continues to climb the ranks as a Kansas politician. As for the possibility of the sexuality course making a comeback at the University of Kansas, Dailey isn’t holding his breath. “The likelihood of another class, as well taught, as comprehensive and as popular as mine occurring again on this campus was a long way off in the future.”

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THE BIG EVENT 2013
Students pick up tools to help the Lawrence community

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urton Gepford moved into his house a year and a half ago. After taking two days to build a new fence with a couple of family members, he knew that the fence needed to be stained. Gepford was one of hundreds of people who received help from students, faculty and staff volunteers of the University. About 35 volunteers helped Gepford stain his wood fence. He said that is was fun hearing everyone talk and collaborate to get a project done. “A big thank you goes out to them because I can’t imagine getting it done by myself,” Gepford said. KU Memorial Unions hosted its third annual Big Event on Saturday. The Big Event is a full day of service from members of the University volunteering at various sites around the community. Participation has increased drastically since the first year of the Big Event. In 2011, about 500 volunteers completed projects at 80 job sites in Lawrence neighborhoods. Last year, 2,000 volunteers performed tasks at 200 job sites. This year had the largest participation rate so far with 3,000 volunteers at 400 job sites. Lauren Reinhart, a senior from Kansas City, Mo., was The Big Event’s executive director this year. She said they added 30 committee members this year and pushed harder to get the word out. “There’s no other organization like this on campus that brings all students together,” Reinhart said. She said that you don’t have to sign up in

teams and individuals can get to know others while working with the community. “It’s unique,” Reinhart said. “There’s nothing else like it at this scale.” Gepford used to work fore the University and has participated in several volunteer and outreach programs in the past. He said that he’s ecstatic for The Big Event because it helps the community out with projects and it’s been a great event for the University. He said that this is one of the few times he’s gotten the help because he’s usually the one giving it. “People always feel better about giving than receiving,” Gepford said. “You look at a project that you just did and get an overall joy from it.” Trace Bowen, a freshman from Hutchinson, helped paint a fence at one of the day’s locations. Bowen volunteered after he heard about The Big Event through one of his fraternity brothers and said he wanted to do it for the good of the cause. “It was good seeing the person helping also and getting involved with us,” Bowen said. A group of about 15 girls from the Chi Omega sorority helped paint a fence and wooden benches, moved dirt and picked up leaves at the Haskell Catholic Campus Center. The project took about four hours to complete. Katie Krska, a freshman from Olathe, said it was a good grounding experience because sometimes projects like this take a while and it’s easy to underestimate the time. She said seeing how appreciative they were was rewarding because usually jobs like this take several hours. “All of us are very thankful that someone organized something like this for us to do,” Krska said.

PHOTOS BY GEORGE MULLINIX Dan Incaudo, a sophomore from Chicago, repaints a fence with other student volunteers during The Big Event.

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CHARLIE WEIS STARTS FIRST KANSAS SEASON

Crist shines as MVP in NFLPA all-star game
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Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist stood out on the National team, coached by Dick Vermeil, in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif. on Saturday. Crist scored the first touchdown of the game early in the second quarter after taking the ball to the end zone himself on a one-yard run. Soon after his rushing touchdown, Crist connected with Rice tight end Luke Wilson on a seven-yard pass to give the National team a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. He was named the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl MVP. Crist concluded his night with seven of 10 passes for 61 yards, one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. Crist impressed scouts earlier this month in the Casino Del Sol AllStar game when he completed six of 12 passes for 62 yards and one touchdown. Kansas offensive linemen Duane Zlatnik and Trevor Marrongelli participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl game, as well. Kansas defensive ends Toben Opurum and Josh Williams also received playing time in Saturday’s college allstar game. Williams came away with some pressure for the American team and also sacked Crist in the game. Outside of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl game, offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson and safety Bradley McDougald played in the Shrine Bowl Saturday afternoon. Hawkinson saw plenty of action and helped block for Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein in the second quarter while McDougald saw some action on special teams and a little bit on defense.

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ansas coach Charlie Weis, is ready to get fall camp underway and prepare for the season in exactly a month at home against South Dakota State. Weis held his Aug. 1 press conference at the Anderson Family Football Complex to address the media with a month away from kickoff. A new era has officially begun for the Jayhawks football program under Weis. He is ready to make the most of his second chance as a head coach and wants to help rebuild Kansas. But he knows that the Jayhawks have to be more focused and not afford the losses that they gave up. “If you look at it, [Kansas] won two last year,” Weis said. “I was really disappointed when I went back and watched the games last year and the number of games that they just got the crap kicked out of.” Weis has been active in the state of Kansas since being hired as head coach, trying to promote his

football team for the upcoming season. He knows fans were not thrilled with last year’s output and wants to bring some optimism back to the fan base. “If I was one of those fans, I would have left at halftime and not come back myself,” he said. “I’d like the fans to be there at the end of the game. When fans are there at the end, that usually means you are doing things the right way.” Weis is driven to put Kansas in a direction where they will perform better. His hope is to prove that they can improve this season, despite being ranked last in the Big 12 preseason poll. “I can’t see why they wouldn’t pick us last. The jury is still out. We’re going to have to go out and prove it.” As fall camp begins, Weis made it clear that he is ready to start coaching while patiently waiting for Sept. 1. “I’ve been antsy to get back to work. It’s time to go to work.”

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FOOTBALL PROGRAM SHOWS IMPROVEMENT

After the second game of the football season, I wrote in this very spot that Kansas wouldn’t win another game.

1-11. 1-11.

While I may end up being right about the record, I was very wrong about how it would happen. After Kansas lost to Rice, I thought this season would mirror the last two — embarrassing. I thought the team would look incompetent on the field and that the coaching would be the same. After all, we had heard all off-season about how good Dayne Crist and the other transfers would be, and it appeared to be a farce. I thought wrong. This year’s team has not been embarrassing. This year’s team has not been incompetent.

And this year’s players have played their butts off. None of the above could easily have been said after last season’s 2-10 debacle. This season, however, has been an entirely different tale. It’s been a story of improvement and a story of falling short. Let’s look back at that Rice game because that’s where it all began. That’s when the close losses began. Kansas lost on a last-second field goal to the Owls. Crist, the supposed golden boy of Kansas football, looked far from special. Then against TCU, the Horned Frogs were held to only 20 points. Kansas only scored six points, but the Jayhawks still had a legitimate chance to win that game. And then there’s Northern Illinois, where Kansas lost on the road 30-23. Another close lose. Another game Kansas had a chance to win. Kansas State was a second-half blowout that looked Turner Gill–esque, but let’s face it, the Wildcats could be playing for the National

Championship in January. There was the rainy Oklahoma State game, where Kansas lost 20-14 to a team that put up more than 50 points in the first half against them just one year ago. Oklahoma and Baylor were never close, but growing pains are expected when a program is being built. Look at the Texas and Texas Tech games, though. Kansas came within plays of winning both of these games. Never would I have imagined either of these games being close after that loss to Rice. Why does all of this matter? Because, in the end, this football team has gotten far better than I could have imagined just 10 weeks ago. They’ve got a legitimate chance to win this Saturday against Iowa State and to really prove me wrong. Although 1-11 or not, they already have. — MIKE VERNON

“WHY DOES ALL OF THIS MATTER? BECAUSE, IN THE END, THIS FOOTBALL TEAM HAS GOTTEN FAR BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED” — MIKE VERNON

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Four Jayhawks recieve invites to NFL
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Four more former Jayhawks received invitations to NFL mini-camps after the 2013 NFL draft. Center Trevor Marrongelli received an invite to the Detroit Lions’ mini-camp, but has yet to decide if he will take the opportunity. Marrongelli started 30 games during his Kansas career, playing both guard and center. He started his last 24 games of his career, helped the Jayhawks produce a 1,000yard rusher in James Sims and ranked second in rushing in the Big 12 his senior season. The Jacksonville Jaguars invited offensive guard Duane Zlatnik to their mini-camp. Zlatnik earned Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in 2012 from the Associated Press. He started 32 games during his Kansas career. He started the final 31 of 32 games of his career. Defensive end Josh Williams has been invited by the Chicago Bears to their minicamp. The Nebraska transfer started all 12 games at defensive end during his senior season. He made 24 tackles on the season, including two for a loss. Williams added three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries on the season. He recorded a career-high six tackles at Baylor. Along with Williams, linebacker Tunde Bakare also received an invite to Chicago’s mini-camp. Bakare played in 23 games during his career, picking up seven starts at linebacker. He had 87 tackles, 5.5 for a loss and one sack. He had a careerbest 11 tackles at Texas in 2011.

SIMS BREAKS KU RUSHING RECORD

Photo by Travis Young Members of the Kansas football team sing the alma mater with the crowd.

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ansas running back James Sims became the 12th player in the program’s history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single-season. Sims rushed for 57 yards in Saturday’s season finale against West Virginia and finished the season with 1,013 yards despite the Jayhawks losing 59-10 against the Mountaineers. Despite only playing nine games this season, Sims never doubted himself and knew that a 1,000-yard season was still an attainable task. He said the supporting cast on the team played a huge part in his successful season. “After watching the first three games and the offensive line, as well as they have been playing, they played great and you have to give credit to those guys,” Sims said. “The offensive line did a great job up front and I give them credit.

Without them, I wouldn’t even come close to that.” Even though Sims served a three-game suspension at the beginning of the season, his individual goal was to surpass the 1,000-yard mark. Even with Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox active with their duties as running backs, Sims found a way to earn more than 1,000 yards off 218 carries. The Jayhawk offense rushed for more than 2,500 yards, and Sims was responsible for 40 percent of that total. Sims was among one of the best in the Big 12 this season, finishing first in rushing yards per game and sixth in all-purpose yards. He had six consecutive games this season where he ran for more than 100 yards. With his elusiveness and versatility, Sims knew he had to help out the team and turn it into a three-dimensional team. “We’ll work on the passing game and get everything down with that,” he said. “We’ll come together in both the run and pass game, and we should be

pretty efficient.” Sims was not part of any victories this year. The Jayhawks picked up its first win of the year during the season opener against South Dakota State, in which Sims did not play in. With the 2011 season now in the books, the seniors have moved on and the juniors will carry the torch. Sims, who will be a senior next season, is ready to start the offseason and hopes to finish his career in Kansas on a good note, individually and with the team. He said the team will have to work on its weaknesses this offseason. In doing so, Kansas can improve and become an even more competitive football team. “It’s not going to happen overnight or a week or so,” Sims said. “We have to put in extra work to go where we want to go. After Christmas break hits, all the guys will be ready to go.”

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Photo by Travis Young Jayhawk football players celebrate with Kansas fans at Memorial Stadium after their 31-17 victory over South Dakota State. Meeting with fans after the game is a new tradition that coach Charlie Weis started.

COUNT DOWN: IT HAS TO GET BETTER, RIGHT?

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hree, two, one. This is not a countdown to zero. This is the number of wins the Kansas football team has had in each of (my) three years at Kansas. In case math isn’t your strong suit, that’s a total of six wins in three seasons. Which leads me to the question: Have we witnessed the worst stretch of football in Kansas history? I believe the answer is yes. I doubt this comes as a shock to you, but Kansas football has been through some pretty rough periods before. How about in the mid-’20s, when Kansas won six games in the three seasons between 1924-1926? Surely this is worse than the team’s current circumstances. I think not, for a couple of reasons. One, because college football is a totally different game now, which I’ll get to shortly. Two, because Kansas didn’t finish last in its conference, two of those three years in the ’20s. Between 1953-1956, the Jayhawks won a total of eight games with a coaching change in the

middle. Still, Kansas managed to have three conference wins during that stretch. Kansas has only had one in the last three years. The best argument for the worst stretch in Jayhawk football history(outside of the current one) comes in the three seasons between 19861988. Former coach Bob Valesente led the Jayhawks for two Turner Gill–esque seasons, winning four total games before getting fired. He went 0-13-1 in the Big 8. Glen Mason stepped in to replace Valesente in 1988 and won one game in his first season before taking the Jayhawks to two bowl games in nine seasons. In those three years, Kansas went 5-27-1. From a pure record standpoint, that is the worst three-year era in Kansas football history. But when you take the current context of college athletics into account, the record doesn’t matter quite as much. Because of potential conference realignment and the University’s fragile state in the Big 12, this is the worst possible time for Kansas football to bomb.

And it has bombed. In the past three seasons, Kansas has suffered through a scoring margin of 17.25, 19.75 and 17.833 respectively. That’s right: Weis’s first season has been statistically worse for the Jayhawks than Turner Gill’s was. However, Gill had a team full of Mangino players on his side. Feel confident Kansas is getting better? Charlie Wies, an offensive coach and the offensive coordinator of the team, oversees an offense that ranked 115th in the country in points per game. There are 120 FBS programs. Some of that is the players’ fault; some of that is Weis’. Would Kansas have been better with former quarterback Jordan Webb, who transferred to Colorado this year? Most likely. Yes, Kansas football is currently the nail getting slammed by a hammer. But there’s only one way to go, right? It has to get better, right? Like I said, I wasn’t counting down to zero, and I don’t expect to, but that doesn’t mean I won’t get there. — MIKE VERNON

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PHOTO BY TRAVIS YOUNG The Jayhawks run onto the field to begin pre-game warm-ups.

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VOLLEYBALL
DATE | GAME | SCORE
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Aug. 24, 2012 Aug. 25, 2012 Aug. 25, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Sept. 1, 2012 Sept. 4, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 8, 2012 Sept. 14, 2012 Sept. 15, 2012 Sept. 16, 2012 Sept. 19, 2012 Sept. 22, 2012 Sept. 26, 2012 Oct. 3, 2012 Oct. 6, 2012 Oct. 10, 2012 Oct. 12, 2012 Oct. 17, 2012 Oct. 20, 2012 Oct. 24, 2012 Oct. 29, 2012 Nov. 3, 2012 Nov. 7, 2012 Nov. 10, 2012 Nov. 14, 2012 Nov. 17, 2012 Nov. 21, 2012 Nov. 24, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012 Dec. 1, 2012

Northwestern State Tennessee-Martin Arkansas Sam Houston State Tulsa Arkansas State UMKC College of Charleston Arizona State Wyoming Loyola Marymount Xavier Notre Dame Creighton Texas Tech Iowa State West Virginia Baylor Oklahoma Texas Kansas State TCU Iowa State West Virginia Baylor Waco, Texas Kansas State Texas Oklahoma TCU Saint Louis Texas Tech Cleveland State Wichita State

3-0 3-0 1-3 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 3-2 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-2 3-2 0-3 3-1 3-1 1-3 3-0 1-3 3-1 2-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 1-3

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Senior middle blocker Tayler Tolefree (left) and junior outside hitter Catherine Carmichael jump to block a spike by a Saint Louis University player.

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Kansas celebrates after junior outside hitter Catherine Carmichael blocks an attack from Iowa State during the second set against Iowa State Wednesday night Sept 26. Kansas won the second set 25-19.

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SOFTBALL
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Sept. 26, 2012 Independence Community College Sept. 29, 2012 Labette Community College Sept. 29, 2012 Washburn Sept. 30, 2012 Seminole State Community College Sept. 30, 2012 Butler Community College Oct. 3, 2012 Baker Oct. 15, 2012 Avila Feb. 8, 2013 North Carolina State Feb. 8, 2013 Florida International Feb. 9, 2013 Georgetown Feb. 9, 2013 Georgetown Feb. 10, 2013 North Carolina State Feb. 15, 2013 Indiana State Feb. 15, 2013 Tennessee (Chattanooga) Auburn Feb. 16, 2013 Feb. 17, 2013 Bryant University Feb. 21, 2013 Texas A&M Corpus Christi Feb. 22, 2013 Texas A&M Corpus Christi Feb. 22, 2013 Auburn Corpus Feb. 23, 2013 Southern University Feb. 24, 2013 New Mexico March 1, 2013 North Carolina A&T March 1, 2013 Stony Brook March 2, 2013 Lafayette March 2, 2013 North Carolina State March 3, 2013 Stony Brook March 8, 2013 Eastern Michigan March 8, 2013 Michigan State March 9, 2013 Ball State March 9, 2013 Florida Atlantic University March 10, 2013 Louisiana-Monroe March 15, 2013 Fresno State University March 15, 2013 St. Mary’s College March 16, 2013 Texas State March 17, 2013 Sacramento State March 28, 2013 Texas March 29, 2013 Texas March 29, 2013 Texas Texas Tech April 5, 2013 Texas Tech April 6, 2013 Texas Tech April 7, 2013 April 13, 2013 Furman University April 13, 2013 Furman University April 14, 2013 Furman University April 19, 2013 Oklahoma State April 20, 2013 Oklahoma State April 21, 2013 Oklahoma State April 24, 2013 UMKC April 24, 2013 UMKC April 27, 2013 Baylor April 27, 2013 Baylor April 28, 2013 Baylor May 5, 2013 Oklahoma Oklahoma May 5, 2013 May 10, 2013 Iowa State Iowa State May 11, 2013 Iowa State May 12, 2013

12-0 (5) 8-0 (5) 10-0 (5) 13-1 (5) 8-0 (6) 9-0 (5) 8-0 (5) 8-0 (6) 6-3 9-1 (6) 5-2 2-3 8-0 (5) 6-1 5-8 10-2 (5) 0-1 11-3 (6) 11-10 14-0 (5) 1-2 17-0 (5) 12-0 (5) 20-0 (5) 2-5 7-1 10-0 (5) 1-0 8-7 10-0 (5) 6-0 2-3 3-1 4-2 0-1 0-5 4-16 (6) 4-5 4-3 3-0 4-0 4-0 0-2 11-1 (5) 1-3 9-7 1-3 11-0 (5) 4-0 1-6 6-5 4-5 2-4 2-0 8-0 (5) 12-6 (8) 12-3 (5)

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PHOTOS BY TRAVIS YOUNG TOP LEFT: Sophomore infielder Chanin Naudin hits the ball during the softball game against the UMKC Roos. Kansas defeated the Roos 4-0. TOP RIGHT: Freshman infielder Chaley Brickey dives for home plate during the softball game against the UMKC Roos. Kansas defeated the Roos 4-0. BOTTOM LEFT: Kansas showing support with chants during the softball game against the UMKC Roos. Kansas defeated the Roos 4-0. BOTTOM RIGHT: Sophomore outfielder Cassen Salamone crosses first base during the softball game against the UMKC Roos. Kansas defeated the Roos 4-0.

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or new rowing assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Carrie Callen, the chance to return to her alma mater was an offer she couldn’t refuse. “Obviously it’s a program I’m very familiar with,” Callen said. “There’s something special about coaching at your alma mater and being investedin it for the Jayhawks is extra special.” Callen had never rowed before college, but she like many other freshman members of the team walked-on. She was member of the rowing team from 2002 to 2004 and was designated as scholar studentathlete. During the 2005 and 2006 season, she was a graduate assistant coach for the Jayhawks. Callen graduated from Kansas in 2006 with a degree in business administration. She returns to Lawrence after working as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Iowa. During her five years with the Hawkeyes, Callen

helped primarily with recruiting and budgeting. Last season, she was nominated for Assistant Coach of the Year. Callen’s history with the Kansas program made the move simple.

“I want to help build the program here and I wouldn’t mind being here for awhile.” Carrie Callen

“The coaching transition has been really easy for me because I’ve known the other coaches, so we haven’t had to do the whole get to know you process,” Callen said. She thinks that her history with the Kansas program will help the team

significantly. “I think the girls need a consistent voice,” Callen said. “They need a coach that has been with the program for a few years, which also helps in recruiting.” Rowing coach Rob Catloth agreed that Callen’s experience recruiting at Iowa will benefit the rowing program at Kansas. “Having the experience of being at a Big Ten school for six years should really help our team,” Catloth said. While she coaches in Lawrence, Callen is studying for her Master of Business Administration. Callen has more coaching aspirations for after graduation. “Down the road, I would love to be a head coach.” Callen said. “I still have a lot to learn and accomplish as an assistant, and I have an interest in staying at the top Division I rowing.” But for now, Callen is interested in staying at Kansas. “I want to help build the program here and I wouldn’t mind being here for awhile,” Callen said.

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‘WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THE NIGHT.’
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WELL, THE UNTHINKABLE FINALLY HAPPENED. A backflip in Allen Fieldhouse indicated a 33-game home winning streak was over. Two different courts stormed by ravenous students. Those brief highlights summarized the type of week the Kansas Jayhawks have experienced. Team meetings behind closed doors and a late-game defensive switch in Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma couldn’t prevent a three-game losing skid that hasn’t been seen since 2005 when the Jayhawks lost to Texas Tech, Iowa State and Oklahoma. And now, questions continue to surround the Kansas squad. A team left blindsided from the unthinkable streak. A team left hunting to regain its swagger. The streak has fans searching for the same Kansas team that once beat Ohio State on the road. Fans look for the same team that once was No. 2 in the nation. At this moment, both players and fans stare directly at the possibility of losing four consecutive games for the first time since 1988-89, when the Jayhawks lost eight straight. To make matters worse, Kansas will have to best its perennial annoying sibling to stop the streak: Kansas State. Yes, Kansas has been dominant against Kansas State. The Jayhawks have won 45 of the last 48 meetings dating back to the 1994 season. Still, the Jayhawks aren’t in the driver’s seat of the Big 12. Rather, the annoying sibling has taken hold of the wheel. Unlike Kansas, the Wildcats are quietly on a four-game

winning streak. Those victories now have Kansas State on top of the Big 12 standings. More importantly, the Wildcats will most likely be ranked higher than the Jayhawks. Just like a little brother (even though Kansas State is technically older), Wildcat fans constantly let the big brother know when they are on top. Pictures of a bar sign in Manhattan read, “Well KU, we waited till basketball season and here we sit in first.” With that said, this game defines the season. A Kansas State victory will give Kansas two straight losses in Allen Fieldhouse for the first time since the 1988-89 season when Kansas lost four consecutive home contests. The loss would make Kansas 11-2 in the Fieldhouse this season, its most home losses since a 16-2 mark in 2006-07. Fortunately, Kansas has dominated its little brother on James Naismith court. The Jayhawks have a six-game winning streak at home against the Wildcats. And on Big Monday games, Kansas in 26-1, including 14-0 under Bill Self. A victory tonight could imbue the Jayhawks with some confidence and rekindle the fire for the quest of their ninth straight Big 12 title. Remember, even though the eight-straight conference titles are unprecedented, Kansas is used to not being at the top of the list throughout the whole season. Last year, Missouri challenged the Jayhawks and almost escaped the Big 12 on its move to the SEC with the title, only falling two games short of tying

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THE LINEUP
NUMBER | FULL NAME | HEIGHT | WEIGHT | POSITION | YEAR | HOMETOWN 1 2 3 4 5 10 11 15 20 21 23 24 31 33 34 40 Naadir Tharpe Rio Adams Andrew White III Justin Wesley Jeff Withey Evan Manning Tyler Self Elijah Johnson Niko Roberts Christian Garrett Ben McLemore Travis Releford Jamari Traylor Landen Lucas Perry Ellis Kevin Young 5-11 6-3 6-6 6-9 7-0 6-3 6-2 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-5 6-6 6-8 6-10 6-8 6-8 170 190 210 220 235 170 165 195 175 185 195 210 220 240 225 190 Guard Guard Guard Forward Center Guard Guard Guard Guard Guard Guard Guard Forward Forward Forward Forward So. Fr. Fr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Worcester, Mass. Seattle, Wash. Richmond, Va. Fort Worth, Texas San Diego, Calif. Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence, Kan. Las Vegas, Nev. Huntington, N.Y. Los Angeles, Calif. St. Louis, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Chicago, Ill. Portland, Ore. Wichita, Kan. Perris, Calif.
“Independence Day”completely describes Kansas basketball. With the human race on the brink of extinction, the president calls together the nation, saying, “We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. We’re going to live on, we’re going to survive.” It is that mentality which will forever define Kansas basketball. — PAT STRATHMAN

Kansas. In 2010-11, Kansas finished the Big 12 season on a five-game winning streak to beat out Texas by one game. Even in the 2007-08 championship year, Kansas barely received a share of the Big 12 title with Texas because of an 83-80 Longhorn loss to Texas Tech late in the season. Though Kansas trails Kansas State in the standings, it’s a problem that has been fixed in previous years.

Sure, Kansas had a crappy week, but the team is still 19-4. There is plenty of basketball to be played and this year, no team has looked completely dominant. So, instead of hitting the panic button, stand up and stick with this team. Just like previous players that have worn the Kansas jerseys, this team will find a way to bounce back. An inspirational speech from Bill Pullman as President Thomas J. Whitmore in the film

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Kansan File Photos 1. The 2008 National Championship team celebrate after defeating Memphis. 2. Danny Manning passes over Harvey Grant after rebounding the ball during the second half of the Jayhawks win over Oklahoma. 3. James Naismith, the creator of basketball and first KU coach 4. Allen Fieldhouse is constructed in 1954.

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he pregame video board says it all if you don’t already know it before stepping into Allen Fieldhouse. The Glory. The Power. The History. The Legends. The Titles. The Tradition. TRADITION. Tradition might be what separates Allen Fieldhouse and the Kansas men’s basketball team from almost every other program in the country.

There is no place like Kansas. No one else has James Naismith. No one else has Phog Allen. No one else has Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Lovellete, Danny Manning and now Mario Chalmers’ jersey hanging in their rafters, just to name a few of the greats. This weekend Kansas celebrates its 115thyear celebration on Saturday when the Jayhawks face off against TCU at 3 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. The athletics program will also recognize the 25th anniversary of Kansas’ 1988 National Championship team. It’s hard to narrow down the games to remember, so here are a few that have helped shape the history of Kansas basketball: • FEB. 10, 1899: Kansas 31, Topeka YMCA

6. Kansas records its first victory. • JAN. 25, 1907: Kansas 54, Kansas State 39. Kansas wins its first game against Kansas State. • FEB. 4, 1908: Kansas 21, Missouri 20. Kansas wins its first-ever game against Missouri and then defeats the Tigers three more times that year. • MARCH 26, 1952: Kansas 80, Saint John’s 63. Kansas wins its first NCAA Championship behind senior center Clyde Lovellette, who averages 28.6 points per game. • MARCH 1, 1955: Kansas 77, Kansas State 67. The Jayhawks win the inaugural game in Allen Fieldhouse. • DEC. 3, 1956: Kansas 87, Northwestern

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and the eventual victory. •••• Tom Keegan has been the Sports Editor at the Lawrence Journal-World since 2005. He’s seen countless baseball cathedrals, stepped on football’s hallowed ground and placed his feet on some of the oldest hardwood in this country.

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championship team last year, but this one seems different. “It’s the 25th anniversary of the ’88 team, but in today’s world, you know every day where Danny Manning is and Chris Piper is still around, so I don’t think a 25 year anniversary is as that big of deal as it would have been for the ’52 team because we’re constantly writing about those guys,” Keegan said. In the time frame since Kansas won that national title the Jayhawks only have had three coaches: Larry Brown, Roy Wiliams and Bill Self. And with many of the national powerhouses missing on coaches in that time frame it’s pretty impressive for the Kansas basketball machine to move along steadily. “What I think separates Kansas from every other program in the country is you’ve got three back-to-back-to-back long-tenured coaches who each have done amazing things and no other program can say that,” Keegan said. Keegan ranks the coaches at Bill Self, Roy Williams and Larry Brown in that order. He discussed how after the amazing run Williams had, Self managed to elevate the Jayhawk program to an even higher level, including the Big 12 conference title streak that is currently at eight seasons. “Who would have thought about that to upgrade what Roy Williams did,” Keegan said. ••••

69. In his first varsity start, Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points and snares 31 rebounds on his way to averaging 29.6 points per game and helping Kansas finish as the national runner-up. • FEB. 26, 1972: Kansas 93, Missouri 80. In his last game at Allen Fieldhouse, senior Bud Stallworth scores 50 points. Ted Owens, Kansas’ coach at the time, later estimated Stallworth would have had 63 points if the three-point shot had been in existence. • APRIL 4, 1988: Kansas 83, Oklahoma 79. Danny Manning scores 31 points and nabs 18 rebounds to help Kansas claim its second NCAA Championship. His 24.8 points per game are the most since Bud Stallworth averaged 25.3 points per game in 1971-1972. • DEC. 9, 1989: Kansas 150, Kentucky 95. The Jayhawks dismantle college basketball’s winningest program. Terry Brown leads Kansas with 31 points, while six other Jayhawks score in double figures. It’s the most points Kansas has scored in a game. • APRIL 7, 2008: Kansas 75, Memphis 68. Mario Chalmers’ game-tying three-pointer at the end of regulation propels Kansas to its third NCAA title and fifth national championship overall. • FEB., 25, 2012: With the Border War appearing to be on hold for the near future, Kansas’ 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri proved to be one of the greatest games in the rivalries history while also adding to the lore of the Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks overcame a 19-point second half deficit to force overtime

“The place is so intimate. People are just so into it.” Tom Keegan

In his time as a sports journalist, however, the only place that’s compared to Allen Fieldhouse is Indiana’s Assembly Hall when Bob Knight led the Hoosiers to several national titles. “Kansas was always dominant, but until you get here you don’t realize how amazing that two-hour game atmosphere is,” Keegan said. “The place is so intimate. People are just so into it. I haven’t been to Cameron Indoor Stadium, but the people I’ve talked to say that Allen Fieldhouse is better.” The Jayhawks had a celebration similar to the one this weekend for the 1952 national

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Scot Pollard has a problem when he commentates Kansas basketball games for Channel 6 in Lawrence. His body doesn’t fully understand that it doesn’t play for the Jayhawks anymore. As Pollard prepares to call the action, he’s stimulated by the sights and sounds around him. The roaring band gets his adrenaline pumping, the capacity crowd gets his fingers twitching and by the time the introduction video plays, he’s sweating all over. “My body still thinks it’s time to go,” Pollard said. “The hardest thing for me is to not look like a mess on camera. I’m getting better at that.” It’s not that Pollard isn’t ready to be retired, he just can’t help it. The venue brings it out in him. It has ever since his first trip to Lawrence

back in high school. The big man was set to play at Arizona until witnessing Late Night in the Phog. He realized he found something more special. “When I came here, it was just overwhelming how crazy the fans were about Kansas basketball,” Pollard said. “That was a big deal to me. I committed right on the spot.” With the Jayhawks celebrating 115 years as a program, Pollard is just proud to be a part of the tradition. “No one else has got 115 years to celebrate,” Pollard said. “That in itself is very special just to say ‘Yeah, 115 years of Kansas basketball. How long have you been playing?’” And he certainly hasn’t forgotten what it means to be a part of that tradition. Even during Pollard’s 11-year NBA career, he kept close to his Kansas roots and other Jayhawks in the league. Or as Pollard puts it: his family.

That family was never closer than when it came to celebrate the best Kansas basketball players of all time in the Legends of the Phog game last season. “The Legends game will always be the last time I play basketball,” Pollard said. “That was the best way I could go out as a player. On my home floor in college in the place that created my NBA career for me.” It sums up the tradition of Kansas basketball better than anything else can. Pollard still can’t stay away from it and his body isn’t ready to leave it. Still he knows the team, the history and the customs won’t be going anywhere. “Kansas basketball is in great hands,” Pollard said. “Everybody knows that. Bill Self is the best coach in college basketball right now. There’s not a better guy at winning games when it’s time to win games.”

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Mario’s Miracle five years later

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ansas’ policy is to wait five years after a player has left the program before deciding whether or not to retire their jersey. For Mario Chalmers there didn’t have to be a discussion, there was never a doubt his day would come. That’s just one of the benefits of being a National Championship hero —knocking down a game-tying 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds remaining. The shot may have only evened the score, but anyone who watched it live knew Kansas had just taken an insurmountable lead. The other benefits include never paying for another meal in Lawrence, instant celebrity status and, of course, a big shiny ring. But only having his jersey retired will allow a player to consider himself among the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Pierce, Jo Jo White, Clyde Lovellette and, well you get the idea. It was only a matter of counting down 1,825 days starting around midnight on April 7th, 2008. “We set that policy where we should wait five years,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “I think it’s a great policy because now kids will definitely respect it more coming back than they would if it would’ve just happened right after they finished playing.” It might not be possible to respect Chalmers more now than five years ago. There won’t be another parade down Mass Street, even though some fans might argue for one, but there will be a group of students who for the last half decade relived Mario’s Miracle every home game before tipoff, cheering like it’s happening live before their eyes. His legacy remains untouched,

but his legend has only grown. “One of my goals when I first went to KU was to make a name,” Chalmers said. “And make sure my name lasts forever in Kansas history.” Even though one shot defines his career, there’s no denying the impact he had with the Jayhawks back when Allen Fieldhouse only held four championship banners. In 2006, Chalmers set the Kansas record for steals by a freshman with 86, recorded 420 assists over his three-year career (14th all-time by a Jayhawk) and scored 1,341 points. Perhaps it’s a questionable resume for a jersey retirement, but there’s no statistic for how good a player performs in the final moments of a game. If there were, Chalmers would own the Kansas record for that too. “He was as clutch of a player as we’ve ever had here,” Self said. “He was a guy that seemed like the bigger the stage, the brighter he shined. He had an orneriness and toughness that a lot people didn’t see because they saw the smile. He was an assassin on the court.” The smile Self refers to has been immortalized in Allen Fieldhouse for quite some time now in the form of a mural outside of the Jayhawks’ locker room. It’s just another reminder of what Chalmers’ career has meant to a university that largely defines itself by the game it helped perfect. Every future Jayhawk running through that tunnel will know Mario’s Miracle, and once they enter the gym and look to the rafters they’ll understand the importance of the man behind it. “He was just a treat to coach,” Self said. “He actually got out of Kansas exactly what he set out to get out of Kansas.”

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Looking back, living now

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fter a put back slam in the first half on Saturday against TCU, senior forward Kevin Young did something that he will probably never do again while at Kansas. He flashed one of his infectious smiles to the Allen Fieldhouse crowd and pointed his finger at someone specific in the stands and then touched his signature Afro. “Just did it, but probably something I won’t do again though,” Young said on Saturday. “One time thing.” He pointed to his Afro for one person only: his brother. When standing in the autograph line after a game, Donovan Young is usually pacing around waiting to talk to his brother. Fans often ask for Donovan’s autograph and pictures because of the striking resemblance to Kevin. But the moments in the autograph line will be there as Young, a senior from Perris, Calif., finishes up his last few games at Allen Fieldhouse over the next week. Moments, lifelong memories that he had with his brother, are running out. Moments that the two of them will remember long after the cameras stop flashing and the lights go out in the Fieldhouse. For Kevin Young, having his younger brother and mother, Alicia Morales, in Lawrence during his final semester playing college basketball means the world to him. “It gets a lot of stress of my hands and I don’t have to worry about them too much,” Young said. “I get to see them and I’m really close to my mother and my brother.” Although Young’s father, Kevin Young, Sr., is not a part of his daily life, he helped him get started in basketball. One of Young’s first great memories is hopping a fence at the age of four with his father. Hopping that fence was the first of many hurdles in a career that has seen him become the starting power forward at the University of Kansas. “It’s just an obstacle that’s there,” Young said. “Not knowing if you’re going to be able to make it over or not. The next thing you know, over the fence and into the gym.” Spending time in the gym early on led Young to a promising career. It allowed him to make his first dunk in the eighth grade. He transitioned to the Perris High School basketball team, quickly snagging a spot on the varsity bench as a freshman. “My dad called me on a Saturday,” Young said. “‘Hey get up I got to pick you up.’ And I was like what are you talking about? Freshmen don’t practice right now. And he was like ‘nah, they moved you up to varsity.’” Right before the practice, his dad even found the number Young wears to this day. “My dad actually went through the boxes of jerseys and picked up the number 40,” he said. Young excelled the rest of his high school career and even received an invitation to the Reebok All-American camp, where he went toe-to-toe with former Baylor forward Quincy Acy. “I think he got the MVP in the all-star game because he dunked everything,” Young said. “He was a monster down there blocking shots.” After that it did not take long for Bill Bayno, then coach at Loyola Marymount, to offer Young a scholarship. At first Young hesitated to sign with a school he knew little about, but once he walked onto campus he realized the type of history the Lions held, especially in developing fast pace basketball. Young idolized Hank Gathers in particular. In the 1988-89 season, Gathers became the second player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season. He tragically collapsed on

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the court and died on March 4, 1990 on the basketball court. Autopsy later revealed he had the heart-muscle disorder hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He was also featured in the recent ESPN 30 for 30 “Guru of Go.” Gathers’ sense of style on the court also appealed to Young. “My freshman year I actually wore the wristbands on my forearms for Hank Gathers,” Young said. “I think it meant a lot to me to go out there and play basketball knowing something he wanted to do for his whole life.” But it wasn’t just Gathers’ play on the court that impressed Young; it was his interaction with the community around it. “I sat there and watched all kinds of film even before the ‘30 for 30.’ I remember watching one game and at halftime I thought it was just going to fast forward to the next half and all of the sudden Hank Gathers it’s his halftime show and it says ‘Welcome to Hank’s halftime show’ “I thought it was pretty unique that a player, because his major was communications, that the actual player was the actual halftime show,” Young said. “He interviewed other players from the conference. He interviewed coaches and refs.” Young does not have interest in doing the same anytime soon, but as his former teammate LaRon Armstead can attest, Young cares about people the same way Gathers showed on screen. “Kevin has a really good heart,” Armstead said. “He cares about people. I was instantly drawn to that. He was just fun and cool to be around. He loved hanging around people.” Though Young enjoyed his time with the Lions, which included a 3-28 season and a coaching change, he wanted to find a better fit for himself. Due to some struggles in the classroom Young enrolled at Barstow Community College, about an hour away from his home. At that time he was lined up to go to Fresno State after improving his grades, but he ended up not going to play for the Bulldogs in the fall of 2010. After working hard with Barstow coaching staff, Young found out that the Fresno State coaching staff would be taking another job so he took another path to San Bernardino Junior College, this time with the help of San Diego State. At San Bernardino he passed the 31 units in spring 2011 to regain his Division 1 eligibility. He also never played for San Bernardino just the same as Barstow. Following his graduation from San Bernardino in 2011, Young prepared to play summer ball with the Puerto Rican national team. But, just before leaving Young received a phone call from Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend. After talking with Townsend for a few minutes, Young walked back into his grandparents’ house to tell his family the news. “Right after I got off the phone I took a deep breath and walked into my grandmother’s house and I was like ‘Mom, dad can you come outside real quick? We need to talk about something,’” Young said. “The first thing my mom said was, ‘I can’t go to all those games. That’s too far. I can’t go out there.’” Following the call from Townsend he renounced his commitment to San Diego State. Although it was a tough decision, Young realized he could not pass up the opportunity. “The way I looked at it was if any coach got offered here or offered to North Carolina or Duke they wouldn’t care about the players coming in,” Young said. “They would take that opportunity to better themselves and better their lives. I thought Kansas was the opportunity that I could to make a better life for myself.” In his first visit, Townsend picked up Young from the airport and immediately took him to the open gyms that Kansas has during the offseason.Townsend had spotted Young through a few coaching friends at Loyola Marymount. After seeing him play against Gonzaga, Townsend knew Young could be a glue guy for the Jayhawks. “He’s really athletic. A kind of a high energy guy,” Townsend said. “He was a little thin so I Young has now become a leader with fellow senior Jeff Withey, who have turned into a steady crew in the front court. In their spare time the two also like to challenge freshman Perry Ellis and other teammates in some Call of Duty. “All I know is I need to be on the same team as Perry,” Young said. Since that moment Young has slowly moved up the ladder at Kansas. And although he makes a lot of important plays, he can also make a few decisions that cause his head coach to scratch his head. “He can make plays you can’t coach and then makes plays like he’s never been coached,” Bill Self said after the game Saturday. “He makes the easiest plays hard and makes the hardest plays look easy.” Young acknowledges this quality. He knows he over-exerts himself to some degree, but he continues to learn from it. Most of it is due to hard work, dedication to his craft and enjoying the moment he’s in right now. With his parents separated, Young takes the responsibility of being a father figure at some points with his brother, but that’s not always the case. “I don’t like him to carry the burden of us,” Morales said. “I’m the parent. I should be doing that. It gets to him pretty well. He always wants to take that role.” Still Young knows he needs to set a good example for his brother to follow so that he can succeed in the same way Young has. “I think I kind of have to be stern with him because my dad isn’t around right now,” Young said. “I think I have to fill his shoes and I expect him to do just as good as I did in school and when he does play basketball or baseball or whatever sport he chooses. I just got to let him know that he has to give him 110 percent every time he does something and at the same time stay focused and he’s able to accomplish it.” Now, Young moves into the home stretch run of his college career. He’s bounced around from school to school, had a variety of coaches, but now he has a stable situation and is in the starting rotation for one of the top teams in the country. “It means a lot to him,” Morales said. “This is what he’s been yearning for. This is what he loves. He loves the stage here. He loves the teammates. This is what he always wanted.” Moments with your brother are special. A picture in the tunnel after the game with their mother, a few signed autographs or his face gleaming on the Smile Cam during a timeout. This is what the Kansas fans will remember about Kevin Young. The memories for brothers are the small ones. Like a salute during a game with a tap of the fro. “It meant a lot to me to let him know he is always on my mind,” Young said. “One day hopefully if he continues to do well in school he can be in my shoes right now.”

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didn’t know if he would be able to convert into a four here. I didn’t think he would start, but we thought he could be a guy that come off the bench.” That energy started early when Townsend dropped him off at the open gym the first time he saw the Fieldhouse. “I just ran,” Young said. “I didn’t try to do anything special. It was fun and right there I knew I could fit in. After that there was no problem fitting in.” He signed shortly after that and one of the first things Young had to do was learn the offense. But he did not learn it from the coaches. It was from former players Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor. “I think that’s pretty unique,” Young said. “You really don’t see leaders like that. It just shows how much they love the game and how much they dedicated to this team. I know everyone thinks about how much they scored or how many big plays they made, but this is before we stepped on the court in our jerseys. They’re sitting here running the plays and stuff.”

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efore we get started, let’s take a moment to appreciate how ridiculous this all truly is: how ridiculous it is that I am writing a farewell column for a fake Twitter account, how ridiculous it is that the Kansan agreed to let me do this, and most of all, how ridiculous it is that you are still reading. There is something very abnormal about it all. But that is what this experience has taught me. The rules that apply everywhere else are different here at the University. I decided to reveal myself in the paper today not because I think this is going to make me some kind of celebrity and not because I think it will impress girls or get me in free at the bars. I’m revealing myself because I wanted to thank you all, and I believe that thank yous carry a little more weight when you know who is giving them. My name is Ty Gardner. I graduated from the University last spring with a degree in political science. And I bleed crimson and blue. I created @FakeJeffWithey with the idea that it would be a fun way to make jokes and brag about the school I love at the same time. Maybe if I was lucky, I thought, it might catch on and there would be a few hundred people that enjoyed it. Needless to say, things exceeded my original expectations pretty quickly. This all became so much bigger than I could have ever imagined, and there was a reason for that. It was because of you. Before I started this account, I always bragged about how Kansas fans are unlike any others in the country. I knew this to be true despite the fact that I had only experienced the culture from a fan’s perspective. Then I created the account, and you started laughing at my jokes. I found out that you hated Kansas State as much as I did. And you even sent in pictures of you and your friends #Witheying (I still can’t believe that caught on). Before long, I started to feel like I had a small role to play in the Kansas basketball community. Knowing that I was a part of the game

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BY TY GARDNER

day experience for so many of you humbled me. As silly as it is given the context, it made me want to be better. I wanted to give you more polished punchlines, wittier catchphrases and new ways to make fun of the entire state of Missouri. Why did I want to do this? Because I learned that the only thing better than being a Kansas fan is being cheered on by Kansas fans. This doesn’t happen at other places in the country. Fans of other schools don’t camp for days just to be in the building for tip-off. They don’t pack the stands each and every night regardless of the opponent. They don’t know what it’s like to live and die by the result of the game like Kansas fans do. And at other schools, they don’t do this. A regular student with no connections to the athletic department doesn’t get to feel like he had a role in something as big as Kansas basketball just because a few people laugh at his jokes. He doesn’t have a chance to experience the support of the greatest fans in the country. He certainly doesn’t get the opportunity to use the school newspaper as an outlet to thank those fans. But this is Kansas. We do things differently. Just as we all reach a point where we must move on from the University, the time has come for me to step away from @FakeJeffWithey Twitter the account. As much as I’d love to tweet from the account next year, holding a Withey Block Party without the Withey just doesn’t seem right. Now, I move my Jayhawk jokes to my personal account, @TyGardner. In doing so, I’ll be leaving behind the halftime locker room updates and postgame catchphrases. Luckily, I’ve talked Tyler Self into putting his NBA dreams on hold for one more year so that I still have some familiar material to work with. So this is the final farewell for @ FakeJeffWithey. It may have just been a fake Twitter account, but I’d be completely lying if I said that it hasn’t provided me with a ton of good times. This experience has brought so many great memories that I will enjoy for the rest of my life, and it wouldn’t have been possible without you. Thank you for the support. Thank you for the love. And thank you for making this university unlike any other in the country.

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500 Victories
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BY GEOFFERY CALVERT
ebruary 25’s game against Iowa marked Bill Self’s 500th victory at Kansas. Since arriving at Kansas in 2003, he has racked up some notable victories. Take a look back at some of his most memorable moments. NOV. 25, 2003 — MICHIGAN STATE Bill Self wins a huge showdown with the Spartans in only his second game as Kansas head coach. JAN. 9, 2005 — KENTUCKY Playing without forward Wayne Simien due to a thumb injury, forwards Christian Moody and C.J. Giles combine for 21 points to give Kansas a 65-59 victory, its first ever in Lexington, Ky. FEB. 27, 2005 — OKLAHOMA STATE Kansas stops its three-game losing streak with a dramatic 81-79 victory against the Cowboys behind senior forward Wayne Simien’s careerhigh 32 points. The win helps Kansas grab a share of the conference title, the first of Kansas’ eight straight titles. FEB. 5, 2006 — OKLAHOMA The Sooners take a 50-34 lead midway through the second half, but Kansas outscores them 25-8 the rest of the way. With 20 seconds remaining, freshman guard Mario Chalmers begins to make his name as a clutch player, hitting the game-winning shot. MARCH 11, 2007 — TEXAS Kansas overcomes a 22-point first half deficit to take the Big 12 Tournament crown from Texas and Kevin Durant. APRIL 7, 2008 — MEMPHIS Mario’s Miracle, with two seconds left in regulation during the NCAA Championship, extends the game into overtime. Kansas eventually wins 75-68 to claim its fifth national championship. JAN. 29, 2011 — KANSAS STATE In his first game after his mother’s funeral, sophomore forward Thomas Robinson contributes 17 points and nine rebounds in a 90-66 demolishing of Kansas State. FEB. 25, 2012 — MISSOURI Junior forward Thomas Robinson blocks Phil Pressey’s layup at the end of regulation, sending the game into overtime. In the extra period, senior guard Tyshawn Taylor hits two free throws to give Kansas an 87-86 victory in the final game between the two schools as members of the Big 12 Conference. FEB. 25, 2013 — IOWA STATE After a close bout in overtime, Kansas beat Iowa State, 108-96, marking Self’s 500th victory at Kansas.
Photo by Travis Young Kansas coach Bill Self rallies the team from the sideline in one of his iconic coaching moments.

A look at Bill Self’s

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
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Jayhawker Athletics

SEASON WRAP-UP
DATE | GAME | SCORE
WIN LOSS

Oct. 28, 2012 Nov. 4, 2012 Nov. 11, 2012 Nov. 14, 2012 Nov. 18, 2012 Nov. 23, 2012 Nov. 25, 2012 Nov. 28, 2012 Dec. 2, 2012 Dec. 6, 2012 Dec. 9, 2012 Dec. 16, 2012 Dec. 21, 2012 Jan. 2, 2013 Jan. 5, 2013 Jan. 8, 2013 Jan. 13, 2013 Baylor Jan. 19, 2013 Jan. 23, 2013 Jan. 26, 2013 Jan. 30, 2013 Feb. 2, 2013 Feb. 6, 2013 Feb. 9, 2013 Feb. 13, 2013 Feb. 17, 2013 Feb. 20, 2013 Feb. 24, 2013 Feb. 27, 2013 March 2, 2013 March 5, 2013 March 8, 2013 March 9, 2013 March 23, 2013 March 25, 2013 March 31, 2013

57-35 88-43 52-36 68-58 64-58 76-59 58-48 101-47 65-53 56-64 97-64 72-60 79-88 72-63 60-59 59-76 60-82 Texas Tech 63-70 Texas 76-38 Oklahoma State 52-65 Iowa State 78-75 (OT) Kansas State 89-80 (OT) Baylor 45-86 West Virginia 56-72 TCU 76-75 Oklahoma 81-71 Texas 83-93 Texas Tech 70-72 Iowa State 68-83 Oklahoma 77-85 TCU 74-67 TCU 83-61 Iowa State 62-77 Colorado 67-52 South Carolina (NCAA) 75-69 Notre Dame (NCAA) 63-93

Washburn Fort Hays State Idaho State Southeast Missouri State Wake Forest Alabama A&M Creighton Grambling St. Minnesota Arkansas Newman Prairie View A&M California Kansas State West Virginia Oklahoma State

KANSAS PLAYS THROUGH ADVERSITY
BY MAX GOODWIN
Senior forward Carolyn Davis will experience her first taste of Sweet 16 action on Sunday against Notre Dame in Norfolk, Va., after missing last season’s run because of a torn ACL. This year, it’s been sophomore guard Natalie Knight that has had to watch and cheer her teammates on from the bench throughout March. Knight tore the ACL in her right knee at Allen Fieldhouse against Iowa State on Jan. 30, and had surgery the following month. “All Natalie ever did was make open shots, guard the best guy, and never turn the ball over,” Kansas coach Henrickson said. “I feel certain that we would all like to have another one of those, and we lost one.” A player like Natalie Knight would be especially useful against the team that Kansas will face in the sweet 16, Notre Dame. The Irish possess one of the most dynamic and dangerous backcourts in all of women’s college basketball. Senior Skylar Diggins is the face of the women’s sport at the moment, along with Brittany Griner of Baylor, and can single handedly take over a game. Coach Henrickson has been learning more about Diggins through watching tape of her past games this season, and she hasn’t been disappointed. “Skylar Diggins is who I thought she was,” Henrickson said, “who I thought she could be.” The talent of the Notre Dame backcourt doesn’t stop there, though. Junior Kayla McBride scored a career-high 28 points against Iowa in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Henrickson said that McBride, a powerful 5 foot 11 guard, has been better than advertised this season. “Being able to watch McBride more and more,” Henrickson said, “she’s a really special player. How she can get into a shot, and score, and play physical.” Of course, the athletic Big East freshman of the year, Jewell Loyd, can’t be forgotten either. There is no shortage of weapons in the arsenal for Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw. Knight would have likely guarded each of those three players at some point during the game, if it were not for the injury that has kept the player Henrickson called the best perimeter defender for the Jayhawks on the sidelines. “We’re playing for her,” Carolyn Davis said in February. Players like juniors Cece Harper and Markisha Hawkins, and sophomore Asia Boyd have stepped up and made shots that Natalie Knight would have likely shot if she were on the court. Even if Kansas is making shots, there is still that piece missing that would guard the other team’s best player. The Jayhawks have had to fill the void by committee; however Henrickson has seen the senior guard Monica Engelman step up as much as anyone else. “I think somebody that’s gotten a little bit better defensively has been old Engelman over there,” Henrickson said at a

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PHOTOS BY TRAVIS YOUNG Sophomore Natalie Knight served as yet another player that was benched because of a season-ending knee injury. The injuries have plauged Kansas, but the prevelance has lead the training team to research them more to find wide-spread solutions.

press conference earlier this week. “She’s guarded better. She’s been able to keep people in front of her. We switch everything, and we’ve switched some of the matchups for her to guard some of the better guys.” Last season, the story was that the Jayhawks made a run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament without their most productive post player. This season, it seems to be

lost in the excitement that the Jayhawks have once again reached the Sweet 16 without one of their premier players. “We talked so much about Carolyn’s last year, and rightfully so,” Henrickson said, “we haven’t really talked that much about Natalie.” “But,” Henrickson said, “you don’t let what you don’t have keep you from using what you do have.”

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MONICA ENGELMAN
Senior guard proud to wear the crimson and blue

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BY NATHAN FORDYCE

ith more than 1,000 points, 400 rebounds and nearly 300 assists, senior guard Monica Engelman made herself a name while wearing the crimson and blue jersey of the Kansas Jayhawks. And, after four years at the University, her career is nearly over. “I’m going to miss being a Jayhawk and just being here,” Engelman said. “What I’m going to miss the most is just my family away from home. It’s going to be difficult to be away from.” The San Antonio, Texas native’s journey to becoming a Jayhawk started during a recruiting visit when she participated in a camp held at the University. It was from that visit that Engelman knew she wanted become a Jayhawk, especially after she talked with the coaching staff, headed by Bonnie Henrickson. “I felt like they were interested in me,” Engelman said. “I went back to San Antonio and it felt good and I committed the next day after the camp.” Henrickson’s ability to relate to her as a person and not just a basketball player allowed Engelman to see who she was going to be dealing with as a member of the team. Engelman said she remembers her camp visit to Lawrence and how important Henrickson made her feel. “What stuck out to me was that she cared about me as a person,” Engelman said. “She wasn’t just looking at me like ‘okay she’s good. She’s another body I can have on the team.’ She cared about me as a person. So in high school when I was messing up and getting into trouble, she would have those talks with me. It wasn’t like we always talked about basketball and I think that’s important. She cared about me as an individual and my life.” It was those talks and her will to succeed

that prompted Engelman to make her mark as freshman. Playing behind All-American guard Danielle McCray, Engelman was able to learn and soak in every bit of information she possibly could to ensure she would one day be a prominent player and not just a role player off the bench. Henrickson said the one thing about Engelman that really sticks out is her willingness to succeed, which she witenssed during Engleman’s first year at the University. While the team was in the Bahamas, the Jayhawks had lost two tough games and Henrickson said she was fuming.

“KU has has done nothing but take care of me. I’m still really proud to be a Jayhawk.” Monica Engelman

“And we’re flying commercial on the way home, and we’re in the airport and there isn’t a single person who wants to be within 30 yards of me, my staff included.” Henrickson said. “I am sitting by myself in the airport watching film and I am not a happy camper.” But Henrickson remembers the curly-haired freshman coming up to her and sitting beside her, despite her fuming. “Monica says, ‘I just wanna know what I need to do for you to trust me to play,’” Henrickson said. “And you know what I thought, ‘That kid right there, that kid has a chance.’” Henrickson said that at that moment she knew what kind of a player Engelman could become. She said it took a lot of guts for Engelman to come her and after they talked.

Engelman understood what she had to do: play better on the defensive end. Engelaman said she wanted to be a sponge and soak everything in that she was told from her coaches and players. Senior guard Angel Goodrich has witnessed Engelman grow up over the past four years. Goodrich fondly remembers playing alongside Engelman on the hardwood of Allen Fieldhouse. “She started off well but then got herself into a little slump and then she got out of it,” Goodrich said of her senior teammate. “That’s where I’ve seen her grow as a player and person. I just respect her in every aspect as a person, a player and a teammate.” Goodrich said she noticed how Engelman improved her ability to talk during games. Whether it’s communicating on the floor or in the huddle, Engelman’s voice has become more pronounced. Engelman, who is averaging 9 points per game over the course of her career, said she never looks back and wishes she would have attended school somewhere else or done something different throughout her career. “KU has done nothing but take care of me,” Engelman said. “I’m still really proud to be a Jayhawk.” Like many of her teammates, Engelman doesn’t care about her own personal statistics or success. When asked what she was goingt to remember about her time at the University, Engelman’s answer didn’t have to do with her first basket Jayhawks or her 1,000th point. It was about her sisters, her teammates. “Every moment that I can think of just stems from being with my teammates,” Engelman said. “They’re like my sisters and family. Whether it’s hanging out and going to do something or just a game or practice. But everything I remember stems from my teammates.”

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PHOTO BY TRAVIS YOUNG Sophomore forward Bunny Williams celebrates with senior guard Angel Goodrich after the match against Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won against Iowa State in overtime with a final score of 68-65.

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BY NATHAN FORDYCE
more of an in-the-moment kind of person. It means more to me that they look like they do in the locker room right now.” It was pondered whether or not the Jayhawks warranted an invite to the field of 64 when they began. Now, they have knocked off a No. 5 and a No. 4 seed on their way to back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances and their fourth alltime appearance. Kansas was fueled by senior guard Monica Engelman’s careerhigh 27 points and an added 20 points and eight assists from senior guard Angel Goodrich to get past the rugged, defensive Gamecocks. “She was hot,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said of Engelman’s career day. “When a player gets going like that, it’s hard to stop.” Last year, the Jayhawks knocked off a No. 4 No. 3 seed on their way to first Sweet 16 appearance. Welcome déjà vu. Goodrich said playing in the Big 12 really helped the Jayhawks elevate their game. “It’s a great league, and there are great teams—you have to come every night, ready to play,” Goodrich said. “And I felt like last year, we had fun, and we enjoyed the experience, and I think this year, that helped us be more hungry. We wanted that experience again.” Kansas is now not only supporting the flag of the underdog, but wearing it on its chest. Many expected the Jayhawks to falter against the “home” team in Colorado in round one, and once they defeated the Buffaloes, many expected the Jayhawks to falter against the Gamecocks. But the will to win and to prove people wrong propelled the Jayhawks to one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history, at least tournament wise. Helped by the senior guards, the Jayhawks were just the fifth team to post more than 60 points against the Gamecocks. What do those teams have in common? They all won, but none are bigger than the Jayhawks’ victory to send them to Norfolk, Va. “We wanted to catch them offbalance, catch them where they weren’t ready and let them set up, because when they are set up they are really good,” Goodrich said of beating the defensive-minded Gamecocks. “We just wanted to catch them off guard, get easy buckets and finish at the rim.” No one saw the Jayhawks advancing through the tournament, especially since they lost seven of their last 11 games of the regular season. But now, they come out of the Boulder region to move on to Norfolk to face either No. 1 Notre Dame or No. 9 Iowa next Sunday. “These tournaments are all about ‘survive and advance,’ and these three seniors and the rest of the team, we were hungry, and we wanted to do everything possible, individually and collectively, to advance,” Engelman said.

or just the second time in the NCAA women’s bracket history, a 12thseeded team reaches the Sweet 16. The Kansas Jayhawks once again surprised the basketball world when they knocked off the No. 4 seeded South Carolina Gamecocks 75-69. Kansas joined the 1996 San Francisco Lady Dons as the only No. 12 seeds to be among the final 16 teams in the country. No. 12 seeds are now 2-15 in the second round, thanks to the Jayhawks’ victory. Even as the Jayhawks went down in the history books, Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said she had no idea what exactly the victory meant. “We’re just excited to win and have the chance to play again,” Henrickson said. “As a coach, one of the most special things is just sit back and watch them – just pure joy in the locker room. Not that it doesn’t mean anything, but I’m

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BRYANT:

JAYHAWKS' DRIVE GETS THEM PAST EXPECTATION AND AMONG THE BEST
NORFOLK, 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. 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 championship. 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 Sunday. Kansas has been the underdog throughout the tournament because the team wasn’t supposed to win. The Jayhawks weren’t supposed 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.1seeded 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 basketball’s history of success. We’re spoiled and don’t always know better 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.

— TARA BRYANT

PHOTOS BY TARA BRYANT TOP: Seniors Monica Engelman and Angel Goodrich watch the final seconds of the Sweet Sixteen game in Norfolk, Va. The Jayhawks lost to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 93-63. BOTTOM: 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.

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BASEBALL
DATE | GAME | SCORE
WIN LOSS

Feb. 12, 2013 Nevada 11-4 Feb. 16, 2013 Nevada 1-2 Feb. 17, 2013 Nevada 6-3 Feb. 18, 2013 Nevada 8-9 Feb. 22, 2013 SIUE 8-0 Central Arkansas Feb. 23, 2013 3-9 Jackson Stat Feb. 23, 2013 10-6 Eastern Michigan March 1, 2013 4-6 Eastern Michigan March 2, 2013 5-4 (10) Eastern Michigan March 2, 2013 8-0 Eastern Michigan March 3, 2013 6-11 March 7, 2013 Niagara 7-0 March 8, 2013 Niagara 3-2 March 8, 2013 Niagara 5-4 March 9, 2013 Niagara 11-4 Jackson State March 13, 2013 11-0 TCU 1-8 March 15, 2013 TCU 8-4 March 16, 2013 March 17, 2013 TCU 2-0 (12) BYU 0-3 March 20, 2013 BYU 15-4 March 21, 2013 March 23, 2013 BYU 3-6 March 28, 2013 Oklahoma 1-12 Oklahoma March 29, 2013 1-2 (10) Oklahoma March 30, 2013 10-8 April 2, 2013 Creighton 4-6 Saint Mary (Kan.) April 3, 2013 3-0 Oklahoma State 7-5 April 5, 2013 Oklahoma State April 6, 2013 3-14 Oklahoma State 3-2 April 7, 2013 April 9, 2013 Iowa 8-3 April 11, 2013 Missouri Valley College 10-1 Texas April 12, 2013 7-6 (12) April 13, 2013 Texas 1-2 Texas 4-3 April 14, 2013 Creighton 4-12 April 16, 2013

A SQUIRRELLY GAME
In the top of the fourth a happy squirrel delayed the game for several minutes. The squirrel took a ride in Wichita State player Tyler Baker’s helmet and watched the rest of the game from the stands. (April 30, 2013)

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Texas Tech April 19, 2013 4-3 Texas Tech April 20, 2013 6-1 Texas Tech 5-16 April 21, 2013 Baker April 24, 2013 7-1 West Virginia April 26, 2013 0-1 West Virginia 3-4 April 27, 2013 April 27, 2013 West Virginia 2-3 (12) Wichita State April 30, 2013 1-0 (11) Baker May 1, 2013 8-0 Baylor May 3, 2013 3-2 Baylor May 4, 2013 6-5 May 5, 2013 Baylor 5-4 (10) Wichita State May 7, 2013 7-5 Kansas State 3-4 May 10, 2013 Kansas State May 11, 2013 6-9 Kansas State 3-7 May 12, 2013 Utah May 18, 2013 0-1 Utah 6-13 May 19, 2013 Utah 0-7 (13) May 20, 2013 West Virginia 7-2 May 23, 2013 Oklahoma State 5-3 May 24, 2013 TCU May 25, 2013 4-0 Oklahoma May 26, 2013 2-7

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PHOTO BY GEORGE MULLINIX

Sophomore starting pitcher Robert Kahana attempts to pick off the runner on first. Kahana finished the game with 8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 HBP and 5Ks.

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Senior infielder Alex DeLeon makes a strong hit during the game against Jackson State University at home on March 13, 2013, where they won 11-0. The Jayhawks are 11-5.

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SWIMMING & DIVING
DATE | OPPONENT | TIME/RESULT
WIN LOSS

Sept. 28, 2012 Intrasquad Oct. 6, 2012 Oct. 20, 2012 Oct. 25, 2012 Nov. 3, 2012 Nov. 3, 2012 Nov. 15, 2012 Nov. 16, 2012 Nov. 16, 2012 Nov. 17, 2012 Nov. 17, 2012 Nov. 18, 2012 Jan. 12, 2013 Jan. 12, 2013 Jan. 18, 2013 Jan. 12, 2013 Feb. 9, 2013 Feb. 27, 2013 Feb. 28, 2013 March 1, 2013 March 2, 2013 March 3, 2013 Rice

Crimson 132.5, Blue 106.5 166-132 119-179 137-98 204-142 214-45

KANSAS FINISHES FOURTH IN BIG 12 CAMPIONSHIP
BY STELLA LIANG
The Kansas 400-yard relay team earned second place to lead the Jayhawks on the last day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship. The team, which consists of seniors Brooke Brull and Sveta Golovchun, junior Morgan Sharp and freshman Haley Molden, shaved more than six seconds off its time from the preliminaries to earn 34 points. Kansas freshman Chelsie Miller was also named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year after the meet. In addition to Friday’s second place finish in the 400-yard individual medley, she placed fourth in Saturday’s 1650-yard freestyle and 200-yard butterfly events. “Chelsie pulled off an amazing double, finishing fourth in the 1,650yard freestyle and then 45 minutes later hopping up on the blocks and having a season-best time in and finishing fourth in the 200-yard butterfly,” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said in a news release. “She really showed the conference how tough of an athlete she is.” This effort from the relay team, combined with the 10 other topeight finishes from the team, helped Kansas climb from last place into fourth place. Texas won with 1051 points, West Virginia finished in second with 576 points and TCU finished third with 574 points, while Kansas finished fourth with 540.5 points. Iowa State fell to last place with 486.5 points. Texas once again took home most of the first place honors, winning five out of seven events. West Virginia senior Rachael Burnett won her third freestyle race in as many days; this one coming in the 1650-yard freestyle event. West Virginia senior Mandie Nugent earned a first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly. This event was an anomaly, as the top-finish in the race for Texas was 13th. Kansas had a strong performance in the 1650-yard freestyle with three swimmers placing in the top eight. Miller led the charge with a fourth place finish and a time of 16:26.33. Junior Alison Moffit finished in seventh place with a time of 16:38.83. Senior teammate Rebecca Swank finished close behind in eighth place with a 16:53.15 time. The members of the 400-yard freestyle relay team produced strong individual performances as well. Brull took home seventh place in the 200-yard backstroke. In the 100-yard freestyle, Golovchun placed sixth, Molden placed in ninth and Sharp finished in 11th place. Other strong swimming performances for the Jayhawks came in the 200-yard breaststroke. Junior Alison Lusk placed sixth and freshman Bryce Hinde was seventh. In the 200-yard butterfly, Miller finished in fourth place and sophomore Deanna Marks finished behind her in fifth. On the boards, senior Christy Cash earned a career-high 242.85 points in the platform event to earn a fourth place finish. Texas divers once again placed first, second and third. The final day of competition meant eight collegiate careers are coming to an end. The season concluded with the team matching its fourth-place finish from last year, and regaining ground from an early disqualification on the first day. “We were better than we ever have been and we finished on a very high note,” Campbell said in a news release. “I am so proud of the team and how resilient they were at bouncing back from the first day disqualification. We definitely built momentum and finished on a really high note.”

Minnesota Nebraska-Omaha TCU North Dakota Phil Hansel Invite (Diving)

Cash 229.15, 36th, three-meter Kansas Classic Phil Hansel Invite (Diving) Cash 239.95, 19th, one-meter Kansas Classic 2nd, 587.5 Phil Hansel Invitational (Diving) Cash 183.05, 20th, platform 2nd, 853.5 101.50-197.50 81-218 162-138 81-219 190-106 5th, 30 points 5th, 155.5 5th, 326.5 4th, 540.5 All Day Kansas Classic San Diego State UCLA Hawai'i Arkansas Iowa State Big 12 Championship Big 12 Championship Big 12 Championship Big 12 Championship Last Chance Meet 1st, 266

March 11, 2013 NCAA Zone Diving Championships Cash, 238.80, 36th, one-meter Cash, 521.05, 17th, one-meter March 12, 2013 NCAA Zone Diving Championships March 13, 2013 NCAA Zone Diving Championships

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PHOTOS BY EMILY WITTLER TOP: Alison Moffit, a Junior on the University of Kansas Women’s Swim Team, swims at a Feb. 2 meet against Arkansas. Moffit finished seventh place in the 1650-yard freestyle at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships on March 3, 2013.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Kansas celebrates their championship at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 8, 2013.

WO M E N ’ S TRACK & FIELD N AT I O N A L CHAMPIONS
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SEASON WRAP-UP
NATIONAL COMPETITORS
PARIS DANIELS Events: 200m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay DIAMOND DIXON Event: 4x100m and 4x400m NATALIA BARTNOVSKAYA Event: Pole Vault CHRISTEN GUENTHER Event: Pole Vault ALENA KRECHYK Event: Hammer Throw SYDNEY CONLEY Event: Long Jump ANDREA GUEBELLE Events: Triple Jump, Long Jump JESSICA MAROSZEK Event: Discus HEATHER BERGMANN Event: Javelin LINDSAY VOLLMER Event: Heptathlon TAYLOR WASHINGTON Events: 4x400m DENESHA MORRIS Events: 4x100m and 4x400m TIANNA VALENTINE Events: 4x100 meter relay

BY THE NUMBERS
The 2013 women’s track and field team captured the FIRST women’s national championship in school history. They also led the entire NCAA with 16 first team All-Americans, the most by any school this season. Senior Paris Daniels was one of seven women to be named an All-American in three events. The Kansas women that were named for the first time include junior Natalia Bartnovskaya and sophomore Lindsay Vollmer.

The team also featured the first All-America 4x100 relay team in school history, composed of junior Diamond Dixon, senior Denesha Morris, freshman Tianna Valentine and senior Paris Daniels.

Senior Andrea Geubelle has been named an AllAmerican 12 times, the most in school history, after earning honors in both the long jump and triple jump.

The women’s track and field team started in 1973, many years after the inception of the men’s program. During this time, Marian Washington, a prominent figure in Kansas athletics, served as the first and only women’s athletic director from 1974-79, as well as the women’s basketball coach.

In its history, women’s track and field has had numerous accomplished athletes, including the first time All-American in women’s track and field history, Anne Grethe Baeraas, who was a three-time All American.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHAMPIONSHIP REWIND
The Jayhawks remained a dominant presence throughout the meet. Here is a summary of their national title sweep.
BY MAX GOODWIN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 The Kansas women earned 17 points and ended the first day of competition at the top of the standings. Senior Andrea Geubelle had the best finish of the day for the Jayhawks in the long jump by placing second and gaining eight points for the team score. Geubelle leaped 21 feet 4 in. in the finals, but couldn’t top Lorraine Ugen of TCU. Senior throwers Heather Bergmann and Alena Krychek also added one point to the total. Krychek threw 223 ft., and earned a third place finish. Bergmann threw the javelin for a personal record of 167 ft. on her last collegiate throw, finishing in eighth place with her third straight year as a first team All-American. THURSDAY, JUNE 6 Kansas was able to maintain its first place lead. The Jayhawks qualified for the finals in the 4x400 meter relay while Paris Daniels qualified in the 200 meter dash. Junior thrower Jessica Maroszek took fourth place in the discus with a toss of 183 ft. After two days, the throwers had combined for 14 of the team’s 22 points. Sophomore Lindsay Vollmer began her national title heptathlon by ending the first day of competition in third place after four of the seven events. FRIDAY, JUNE 7 The Jayhawks wrapped up the team’s national title by ending the day with 48 points, 15 points ahead of second place Oregon. Vollmer won an individual national title in the heptathlon, becoming the first outdoor champion in school history. Vollmer set a personal record in all three events of the day: the long jump, the javelin and the 800 meter dash. Geubelle earned her second runner-up finish of the meet in the triple jump, while junior Natalia Bartnovskya earned a runner-up finish in the pole vault. SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Daniels competed in the 4x100 meter relay along with freshman Tianna Valentine, senior Denesha Morris and junior Diamond Dixon. The team took fifth with a time of 44.92 seconds. Daniels then ran the 200 meter finals in a time of 22.59 seconds for a fourth place finish. She then returned to the track for a third and final time for the 4x400 meter relay. The team of Daniels, Morris, Dixon and senior Taylor Washington ran the relay in 3:32.74 minutes for sixth place. When the final results were announced, the teammates sang the alma mater, gave coach Stanley Redwine a Gatorade bath and celebrated the first championship for the women’s track and field program.

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WOMEN’S ATHLETICS ACCOMPLISH HISTORIC PROGRESS
BY JENNA JAKOWATZ
For more than 100 years, female athletes at the University have been on a mission to add their own national championship to the list of the men’s accomplishments. According to the University’s history website, “In the first 26 years of its existence, the University of Kansas did not encourage its women students to participate in any athletic endeavors except as observers.” However, in 1903, Dr. James Naismith agreed to coach an intercollegiate women’s basketball team for the University. Naismith coached the women to a winning 6-2 record, but its success did not establish a permanent women’s basketball team. It did, however, inspire women to continue to push for women’s involvement in athletics. “Thus, on February 8, 1912, the women of the University who [were] athletically inclined’ organized the Women’s Athletic Association (WAA) with the assistance of physical education instructor Hazel Pratt,” the University’s History’s website notes. Modeled after a similar group at the University of Wisconsin, members of the WAA vowed to keep their bodies physically fit and live up to rules of good sportsmanship. Two years later, co-ed tennis courts and athletic fields opened up, and the women of the WAA were responsible for running high school girls’ state basketball championships. “Although its popularity among the students fluctuated, from the 1920s to the 1950s, the WAA managed to develop an impressive array of athletic clubs and contests. Its most memorable events were the annual intramural sports tournaments, which attracted nearly 1,000 participants,” the website notes. In 1974, women’s athletics faced a financial obstacle. According to the website, “Women’s athletic programs at the University remained under the authority of the physical education department until 1974, and simply lacked the funds necessary to initiate anything larger in scope than the traditional intramural competitions.” Despite the low funding, the University’s women continued to compete in athletics. In 1974, the University joined other colleges throughout the country and implemented a program of women’s intercollegiate athletics. In 1975, the University gave its first athletic scholarships to women. According to the website, “Most of the women who received those scholarships were probably unaware of the enormous debt they owed to the WAA for its efforts to firmly establish a place for female athletes at KU.” 101 years after the first women pushed to be included in athletics, outdoor track and field won its national championship, the first women’s sport to do so, all because the WAA refused to continue to sit on the sidelines. For more information about the WAA and its history, visit kuhistory.com.

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ANDREA GEUBELLE
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Geubelle wins triple jump title at USA Championship

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enior horizontal jumper Andrea Geubelle described her performance in the triple jump at the NCAA national championships as a disappointment after finishing runner-up. Of course, that disappointment was easy to overcome once the Jayhawks clinched the team title. At the USA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, Geubelle was given another opportunity to prove herself as the best triple jumper in the nation, and this time there was reason to celebrate as she won the triple jump crown with a jump of just over 45 feet. “This was definitely an awesome competition,” Geubelle said after her victory. “I knew the girls would come out jumping so I knew it would be hard to win. I had a rough NCAA meet so that was definitely motivation to come out here and do well. It definitely

helps my confidence to come out here and get a win though, especially to put a 46-foot jump out there.” Geubelle also claimed a seventh place finish in the long jump competition with a jump that

“I knew the girls would come out jumping so I knoew it would be hard to win.” Andrea Geubelle

was half of an inch short of 22 feet. There were eight Jayhawks at the meet in total, competing against the top amateurs and pros in the U.S.

Sophmore Michael Stigler qualified for the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles, but was unable to make the finals, finishing with the 15th fastest time of 51.94 seconds. Senior sprinter Kyle Clemons was the only other representative of the men’s team. He finished with a time of 46.56 seconds for 22nd place. Senior Heather Bergmann added to her decorated collegiate career in the javelin with a throw of 164 feet. Bergmann finished eighth in the competition and leaves Kansas with seven of the top 10 marks in the school record books. In the junior section of the 100 meter dash, freshman Tianna Valentine ran a time of 12.09 seconds in the final for an eighth place finish. On Sunday, the final day of the meet, senior Paris Daniels did not qualify for the finals, but finished with the 12th fastest time of the semi-finals at 23.12 seconds. Junior Jessica Maroszek finished seventh in the discus with a throw of more than 190 feet.

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LINDSAY VOLLMER
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Vollmer no stranger to competition, wins national championship

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s he sat at the front of a room of reporters, assistant track coach Wayne Pate grasped for the words to explain the national title winning performance of sophomore Lindsay Vollmer in the heptathlon. “It’s just a blessing really,” Pate said. “She may never have those two days back to back again.” After four decades and more than a thousand women competing for Kansas track and field, there had never been an outdoor national champion in the school’s history. And yet, while Kansas arrived at the championships with several women expected to contend for a title, Vollmer was certainly not one of them. A day after the meet had finished, a reporter asked her coaches if Vollmer was seen as a national title contender going into the meet. Pate couldn’t help but let out a slight laugh before asking his own question. “Are you kidding me?” Pate said. “I’m still in shock. We all are.”

WEARING HER GAME FACE As Vollmer arrived at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. for the NCAA track and field national championships on June 6, she felt nervous, an emotion that is mostly foreign to the sophomore when it comes to track and field. Vollmer goes into a typical meet expecting to do great things. “You need to have that confidence,” she said. It wasn’t so much that the confidence had disappeared on this morning at the University of Oregon, as it was the painful memory of Vollmer’s last competition at Hayward Field shrouded the certainty. After a great first day at the USA Junior National meet in June of 2011, Vollmer entered the second day of the heptathlon with a solid chance at winning the most important meet in which she had ever competed at the time. A gold medal was within reach, until a pain in Vollmer’s hip flexor became overwhelming during the long jump. She was forced to withdraw from the competition with no medal at all.

The hip injury lingered and strained Vollmer for most of her freshman year as a Jayhawk. At the first Kansas Relays of Vollmer’s career, she had a great first day once again, but the second day was scratched because of her hip flexor, once again. The biggest barrier that Vollmer said she has had to get over was training through pain. “I’m not going to lie; I was a little nervous going into Eugene,” she said, “because last time I was there, I had this injury,” But it didn’t take much to calm the nerves, just stepping foot on the track. AN OLD PAST TIME For Vollmer, being at a track and field meet is like being at home. She grew up in Hamilton, Mo., in a house on Highway 36, and she describes Hamilton as a small, country town with small town values, and said that everyone knows each other. But her home, where she spent hours each day after school, was the track at Penney High School, where her father, Mark Vollmer, is still coach. The track facilities at Penney aren’t great, Vollmer said, but it was a special place for her.

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“This feels unbelievable. I never imagined I would be accomplishing something like this so early in my career.”

Lindsey Vollmer

It’s where she spent hours of one-on-one time with her dad, practicing every event from the high jump to the 800-meter run. Mark also taught her how to throw the javelin, though it wasn’t an event in Missouri. At Kansas, the javelin has become one of Lindsay’s strongest events in the heptathlon. Vollmer entered her first pentathlon when she was 12 years old. Eventually it became obvious that she would be a multi-event athlete. In her freshman year of high school, she began competing in heptathlons. After four years, and 11 gold medals at the Missouri state championships, Vollmer graduated from Penney as the valedictorian of the class of 2011. But until Coach Wayne Pate called and asked her to take a visit to Lawrence, Vollmer said she couldn’t have imagined attending the University. However, Pate managed to convince her. “I gave it a shot,” Vollmer said, “I visited other schools too, but when I came to KU, I knew instantly that this is where I wanted to be. The coaches just had a desire to win.” As a multi-event athlete, Vollmer trains with all of the coaches on coach Stanley Redwine’s staff, but she spends the most time with coach Pate. On the days when Vollmer says she was tired, sore and wanted to quit practicing, her coaches told her that the work would pay off one day, that being able to withstand the pain and soreness would eventually make her stronger. And being stronger could make her a champion. “Our coaches at KU expect nothing less than hard work,” Vollmer said, “they don’t tolerate slacking off at all, which I appreciate because there’s always those days.” On June 7, when Vollmer crossed the finish

line of the 800 meters, the final of seven events, she understood what her coaches meant when they said it would all be worth it one day, even if they thought that day was still a couple years away. Competing in seven events in two days can take a serious toll on the body, but the days when the pain was too much to bear were now a distant memory.

Vollmer set a personal record in six of the seven events in the national meet. Her score of 6,068 points in the heptathlon is a new school record and ranks 10th on the all-time NCAA list. “This feels unbelievable,” Vollmer said in Oregon. “I never imagined I would be accomplishing something like this so early in my career.”

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FREE STATE the original border war
On August 21, 1863 William Quantrill lead Missouri Border Ruffians to Lawrence, Kan. Their goal: To burn the town to ruin to end its support of abolitionist movements. The violence was not one-sided. After Quantrill’s Raid, Lawrencian Jayhawkers ransacked many Missouri-border towns. The Lawrence Massacre is one of the bloodiest parts of Kansas history and contributes to its moniker, “Bleeding Kansas.”

Fighting For The

Photos courtesy of the Spencer Research Library
The library’s fall exhibit features documents to help visitors better understand Quantrill’s Raid and its impact on the Lawrence community. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
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ALWAYS REMEMBER...
Far above the golden valley Glorious to view, Stands our noble Alma Mater, Towering toward the blue. Lift the chorus ever onward, Crimson and the blue Hail to thee, our Alma Mater

Hail to old KU.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY TRAVIS YOUNG

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