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WHAT: Post-Election Conference
WHEN: All day
WHERE: Dole Institute of Politics
ABOUT: Suffering from election withdrawal?
Political insiders will be on campus to analyze
the presidential election.
WHAT: Late Night Winter Bash
WHEN: 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hawks Nest, Kansas Union
ABOUT: Kick-off Stop Day by building a ginger-
bread house, decorating ornaments, and get-
ting a free massage.
WHAT: Toys for Tots Drive
WHEN: All Day
WHERE: All University
ABOUT: Toys for Tots continues this week. Stop
by the Kansas Union, Mrs. E’s or the Ambler
Student Recreation Fitness Center to select a
child from the wish train.
WHAT: If the Whole Body Dies
WHEN: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: William Inge Memorial Theatre, Mur-
ABOUT: Guest artist Robert Skloot and stu-
dents star in a one act play about genocide.
WHAT: Craft Open House
WHEN: 11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kansas Union, 4th ﬂoor lobby
ABOUT: Need an original and cheap gift to
give? Learn how to make origami, voodoo
dolls and hanging birds during this free
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WHERE: Kansas Union, 4th Floor
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support the University’s Ceramics Club,
which produced all the products.
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Information based off the Douglas
County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce booking recap.
• A 21-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Sunday at 2:16 a.m. on the 100
block of east Ninth Street on suspicion of
operating under the inﬂuence, transport-
ing an open container and not having in-
surance. Bond was set at $700.
• A 19-year-old female University
student was arrested Sunday at 1:59
a.m. on the 1600 block of Engel Road
on suspicion of operating under the in-
ﬂuence. Bond was set at $500. She was
• A 38-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Saturday at 6:21 p.m. on the
1000 block of north Third Street on sus-
picion of criminal damage to property
less than $1,000, obstructing the legal
process, domestic battery and criminal
restraint. Bond was not set.
• A 25-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Saturday at 3:33 p.m. on the
1000 block of west 23rd Street on sus-
picion of interfering with duties of an
• A 19-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Saturday at 12:27 a.m. on the
100 block of east 15th Street on suspi-
cion of striking a vehicle or property, no
insurance, failure to report and accident
and operating under the inﬂuence. Bond
was set at $800. He was released.
Republicans search for leader, voice
BOSTON — Mitt Romney’s
shadow looms over a Republican
Party in disarray.
The face of the GOP for much of
the last year, the failed presidential
candidate has been a virtual ghost
since his defeat Nov. 6. He has
quietly weathered the fallout of
the campaign from the seclusion
of his Southern California home,
emerging only momentarily for a
private lunch at the White House
with President Barack Obama on
His loss and immediate with-
drawal from politics, while wel-
comed by most, has created a lead-
ership vacuum within his party. It’s
left the GOP rudderless, lacking an
overarching agenda and mired in
infighting, with competing visions
for the way ahead, during what
may be the most important policy
debate in a generation.
In his final meeting with cam-
paign staffers at his Boston head-
quarters, Romney promised to
remain “a strong voice for the
party,” according to those in atten-
dance. But so far he has offered
little to the Capitol Hill negotia-
tions over potential tax increases
and entitlement program changes
that could affect virtually every
He declined to comment on
the Treasury Department’s recent
refusal to declare China a cur-
rency manipulator, which was
one of his signature issues over
the past 18 months. He made no
public remarks after his meeting
with Obama, quickly fading away,
“If I had to tell you somebody
who is the leader of the party right
now, I couldn’t,” said Amy Kremer,
chairman of the Tea Party Express,
which is among the conservative
factions vying for increased influ-
ence. “There’s a void right now.”
There’s no shortage of
Republicans maneuvering to fill it,
from House Speaker John Boehner
of Ohio to a number of high-profile
politicians looking to boost their
national profiles, if not position
themselves for a 2016 presiden-
tial run. That group could include
former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, son
and brother of presidents, and New
Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Party officials are optimistic
that a team of younger and more
diverse leaders, drawn from the
ranks of governors and Congress,
will emerge in the coming months
to help strengthen and unify what
is now a party grappling with its
identity. That list includes Florida
Sen. Marco Rubio, and Govs.
Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and
Nikki Haley of South Carolina.
This Nov. 13, 2012 ﬁle photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking in Trenton, N.J. Republican ofﬁcials in Washington and elsewhere concede that Romney’s im-
mediate withdrawal from politics has created a leadership void, leaving the GOP rudderless and ﬁghting with itself during what may be the most important policy debate
in a generation.
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NEWS OF THE WORLD
— Associated Press
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Gunmen
murdered one of the surviving leaders
of a peasant movement whose land dis-
pute with a powerful politician prompted
the end of Fernando Lugo’s presidency
Vidal Vega, 48, was hit four times
early Saturday by bullets from a
12-gauge shotgun and a .38-caliber re-
volver ﬁred by two unidentiﬁed men who
sped away on a motorcycle, according to
an ofﬁcial report prepared at the police
headquarters in the provincial capital of
A friend, Mario Espinola, told The As-
sociated Press that Vega was shot down
when he stepped outside to feed his
Vega was among the public faces
of a commission of landless peasants
from the settlement of Yby Pyta, which
means Red Dirt in their native Guarani
He had lobbied the government for
many years to redistribute some of the
ranchland that Colorado Party Sen.
Blas Riquelme began occupying in the
By last May, the peasants ﬁnally lost
patience and moved onto the land. A
ﬁreﬁght during their eviction on June 15
killed 11 peasants and six police ofﬁcers,
prompting the Colorado Party and other
leading parties to vote Lugo out of ofﬁce
for allegedly mismanaging the dispute.
Twelve suspects, nearly all of them
peasants from Yby Pyta, have been
jailed without formal charges since then
on suspicion of murdering the ofﬁcers,
seizing property and resisting authority.
The prosecutor had six months to devel-
op the case and will present his ﬁndings
Serbian village on the
lookout for vampire
ZAROZJE, Serbia — Get your garlic,
crosses and stakes ready: a bloodsuck-
ing vampire is on the loose.
Or so say villagers in the tiny western
Serbian hamlet of Zarozje, nestled be-
tween lush green mountain slopes and
spooky thick forests. They say rumors
that a legendary vampire ghost has
awakened are spreading fear — and a
potential tourist opportunity — through
the remote village.
A local council warned villagers to put
garlic in their pockets and place wooden
crosses in their rooms to ward off vam-
pires, although it appeared designed
more to attract visitors to the impover-
ished region bordering Bosnia.
Many of the villagers are aware that
Sava Savanovic, Serbia’s most famous
vampire, is a fairy tale. Still, they say,
better to take it seriously than risk suc-
cumbing to the vampire’s fangs.
“The story of Sava Savanovic is a
legend, but strange things did occur in
these parts back in the old days,” said
55-year-old housewife Milka Prokic.
“We have inherited this legend from our
ancestors, and we keep it alive for the
Some locals say it’s easy for strangers
to laugh at them, but they truly believe.
Richard Sugg, a lecturer in Renais-
sance Studies at the U.K.’s University of
Durham and an expert on the vampire
legends, said the fear could be very real.
Stress can bring on nightmares, which
makes people’s feelings of dread even
TUNIS, Tunisia — A Tunisian
labor union on Sunday suspended
a nearly weeklong strike in an
impoverished central town after
the national government agreed to
remove a local governor.
Over 300 people had been
injured in clashes with police this
week in Siliana, 75 miles (120
kilometers) southwest of the capi-
The Regional Workers Union
called a strike last week to protest
the area’s economic problems, its
lack of government investment
and the imprisonment without
trial of 14 activists for the last year
and a half.
The strike degenerated into daily
clashes between stone-throwing
youths and police, who responded
with tear gas and buckshot.
The U.N. Human Rights
Commission criticized police for
using excessive force and the min-
istry of health announced Saturday
that two civilians had lost an eye
from the buckshot.
Before hundreds of supporters
in Siliana, union official Ahmed
Chafei announced the “provision-
al suspension” of the strike to “test
the seriousness of the promises
made by the government.”
“The governor will never again
set foot in Siliana, he has truly left
and if he returns we will restart
the strike,” he told the cheering
Unrest in the poor regions
outside Tunis has particular
resonance, for it was there that
a young man selling vegetables
burned himself to death, setting
off protests that toppled Tunisia’s
longtime dictator in January 2011.
That in turn set off what is now
known as the Arab Spring revolu-
Since then, however, Tunisia’s
economy has struggled, espe-
cially with the economic crisis in
Europe, its largest trading part-
ner. High unemployment and low
investment continue to plague
Removal of governor ends strike
Tunisian protesters clash with riot police, in Siliana, Tunisia, Saturday. The army moved into a southwestern Tunisian town, an ofﬁcial and witnesses said Friday, the
fourth day of protests that have injured more than 300 people. President Moncef Marzouki said on television that the North African country’s government has not “met
the expectations of the people” and asked that a new one, smaller and specialized to deal with the unrest, be formed. The current government has about 80 members.
“The Comedy” is an aggressively
bleak, covertly hilarious showcase
for ironic detachment taken to near-
Swanson (Tim Heidecker), a
slovenly Williamsburg, Va. hipster,
spends his days in a fugue of entitled
indifference, waiting to claim the
balance of his inheritance from his
ailing millionaire father. The movie,
which follows Heidecker’s character
and his merry band of trust-funded
pranksters as they amuse themselves
with crude and increasingly humili-
ating escapades, is an exercise in
relatively aimless misanthropy that
nevertheless contains moments
of bruising insight on a culture
numbed by the twin opiates of irony
and soulless self-indulgence.
We watch as Swanson lurches
from his houseboat to the streets
of Williamsburg, clad in alarmingly
short pants and fashionable sun-
glasses, inserting himself into other
people’s lives and generally revel-
ing in his own awkward audacity,
especially when the situations turn
confrontational. This is a man who
delights in bringing out the worst
in people, especially those he views
as his social inferiors. For example,
he walks into an inner-city bar and,
just to see the bartender’s reaction,
demands that they hire him on the
basis that he’ll attract more affluent
white customers. During a pseudo-
philosophical conversation with a
girl at a party, he praises Hitler’s
skills as a public speaker and later
introduces himself to another girl by
attempting to convince her that he’s
a convicted rapist.
So why spend 90 minutes trapped
with such a pathetic, hateful charac-
ter? Because Heidecker, half of Tim
and Eric, the transgressive comedy
duo behind cult TV hits “Tim and
Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” and
“Tom Goes to the Mayor,” makes
Swanson a compulsively watchable
pile of human wreckage. His dead-
pan delivery and knack for physi-
cal slapstick, honed to an absurdist
point after years of touring with the
“Awesome Show” cast, exaggerate
Swanson’s repulsive behavior with-
out taking the edge off.
Eric Wareheim, Heidecker’s regu-
lar collaborator, also appears as the
hairiest member of Swanson’s posse
of man-children. Like the rest of
“The Comedy,” their scenes together
were largely improvised and carry
the same inspired grotesquerie they
brought to their “Billion Dollar
Movie” earlier this year. Standout
sequences include a church inva-
sion, a taxicab sing-along session
and a pornographic vacation slide-
show. Yet these moments of relative
levity are offset by some genuinely
disturbing material, especially a
much-discussed scene where a char-
acter has a seizure while Swanson
looks on with baleful disinterest.
Critical reaction to “The Comedy”
has been decidedly mixed so far,
with many saying it embodies the
very excesses it seeks to condemn.
The film allegedly set a record for
walkouts at this year’s Sundance
Film Festival by audiences who were
either unfamiliar with Heidecker
and Wareheim’s previous work or
taken in by the on-the-nose title.
Yet I’ll defend director Rick
Alverson’s movie as a daring
example of black comedy, where
laughter is mined from pain and,
in some cases, a degree of self-rec-
ognition. Tim and Eric, along with
their mentor Bob Odenkirk and
fellow comedians like Louis C.K.,
are often accused of finishing what
Andy Kaufman supposedly started:
the death of traditional comedy at
the hands of subversive, discom-
fort-laden “anti-humor.” Here, they
acknowledge their role in changing
the art form and warn against the
nihilistic isolation of extreme hip-
sterdom by actively engaging in it.
Or something like that. Frankly,
humor is such a subjective pursuit
that it’s pointless to risk over-ana-
lyzing it. “The Comedy” is a deeply
unsettling character study of a man
seemingly beyond the help of a nar-
rative contrivance like redemption,
but I’ll admit it made me laugh hard
and often. Tim and Eric fans, I hope
you know what you’re in for.
—Edited by Christy Khamphilay
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Because the stars know things we don’t.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012 MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 PAGE 4A
‘The Comedy’ receives mixed reviews
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 9
Listen to the competition. You’ll
soon have time to relax. Study the
practical aspects, and come up with
a brilliant scheme. Ask for more and
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 9
Have the party at your house.
Friends help you make a solid con-
nection. The way you did it before
won’t work. Move quickly without
rocking the boat.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 7
Your mood changes dramatically.
You’re even smarter than usual for
the next few days. The very idea you
were looking for appears from afar.
Use imagination, not money.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 7
You’re entering a two-day proﬁt-
able phase and can afford a home
upgrade. Get down to bare essentials:
simple and comfortable. Outside ob-
ligations interfere with private time.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 9
Expand your resources. Life’s eas-
ier and you’re more conﬁdent for the
next few days. You can afford to ﬁx
things. If there’s a roadblock, medi-
tate. Entertain suggestions.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 6
You see your creative path clearly
as you enter an intuitive phase. Re-
view plans. Take a page from your
partner’s book. Discipline is required.
Get your antiques appraised.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 9
There’s a zinger in your work envi-
ronment. You may have trouble get-
ting through to someone. Associates
provide deeper insight. Spend a little.
Limit travel for now.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is an 8
Attend to career goals today and
tomorrow. Anticipate disagreement,
and keep at it. Bring playfulness to
work, and let your thoughts settle.
Stay out of the way.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Miracles could be possible. Travel
is not a good idea, but do make con-
tact. Read the manual, and study a
technical subject. Call upon experts.
Finish an old job.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is an 8
Organize your ﬁnances today
and tomorrow. You get a boost from
friends and your partner, who all
want your attention. Don’t start the
new project yet. Do the scientiﬁc re-
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
Consider all possibilities, and en-
tertain suggestions. It’s a good time
to ask for money. Study takes priority
over regular chores. Let another rep-
resent you. Discover romance today
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
There’s too much work. Listen to
both sides of a controversy. Allow the
process to unfold. Put your partner in
charge. Good news arrives.
Swanson (Tim Heidecker) turns to irreverence to mask a life of hollow narcissism in Rick Alverson’s hipster satire “The
Comedy.” The movie is currently available on iTunes and VOD.
“THE BEAT HIVE”
e v e r y s i n g l e mon d a y
oogle is great. And all
they do is keep getting
What started out as simply
a great way to get around the
Internet has steadily grown into
one of the largest companies in
What Google excels at is mak-
ing cool stuff. They made Google.
They just installed GoogleFiber
in Kansas City, Kan., and it’s
crazy fast. They have a dozen
driverless cars constantly driv-
ing around parts of the U.S., and
they’ve never caused an accident.
And pretty soon, Google will
release augmented reality glasses
that will do things like show you
restaurant reviews right in front
of your eyes while you’re walking
But this isn’t the reason I really
like Google. I like Google because
they’re constantly fighting for my
This week, a United
Nations committee called the
Union will decide, without any
input from the citizens of world,
if they want to take reign of the
Internet. Countries that censor
their Internet, like China and
Iran, believe if that the ITU has
control of the Internet, then they
would be better able to control
and censor the Internet in their
Google, who thrives on the
current “free reign” Internet,
has decided that ITU control is
a terrible idea, and you should
think it’s a terrible idea, too. The
ITU would control the Internet
behind closed doors, led by gov-
ernment officials, and without
hearing the voices of the people.
It’s legislation without represen-
tation, but with countries like
Russia, Iran and China decid-
ing the legislation. The U.S. is a
member nation of the U.N. and
would have to follow ITU guide-
lines. Guidelines like a require-
ment to ask the government’s
permission to start a new website.
The U.S. would probably
not start to censor content, but
this affects the U.S. much more.
China houses half of the Internet
users in the world, twice as many
as the U.S. These new ITU guide-
lines would give China, a country
where googling phrases like
“Tienanmen Square” lead to false
news sites, even more censoring
power over its population.
So Google is fighting these
governments. It’s using the fact
that it’s Google and using its
enormous influence and power to
make this ITU meeting an open
forum for the world. It’s started a
petition (which you should sign
by the way) to get even more
leverage over these countries.
Sure, Google is probably doing
this because the ITU control
would severely limit Google’s
business outside the U.S. But still,
you should be happy that Google
is fighting this fight because they
still happen to be fighting for all
of your Internet rights, whether
you care or not.
Simpson is a freshman majoring in
chemical engineering from Fairway.
or a moment, it’s as if time
is frozen. The slow tick of
the clock couldn’t move
any slower. Everyone is silent.
For one side, this could be glori-
ous, something unheard of. And
for the other, it could mean their
hard work throughout the entire
40 minutes of regulation could
be over and not mean a thing.
Every player stands still and
watches as a perfect shot is
executed. Fans stand with their
hands clenched, others with
their hands over their eyes, with
just enough space between their
fingers to see if the shot fell
through. The perfect swoosh of
the ball hitting the net could be
heard throughout the arena. Half
the crowd becomes still, some
even shed tears. While the other
half goes crazy, jumping up and
down with adrenaline pumping
through their veins.
While watching the video of
Mario Chalmer’s 3-point 2008
championship game miracle shot
at the last KU men’s basketball
game, I realized I could never go
a game without getting goose-
bumps or feeling the biggest
sense of pride swell over me in
Sports connect so many
people in such a simplistic way.
There’s a man with his 8-year-
old son pointing out players, and
hoping one day he can love the
game just as much as he does.
There’s a recent college gradu-
ate longing to be a part of the
student section again. There’s an
older couple smiling and cheer-
ing as their grandson gets ready
to check into the game. And
then there I am: the student,
who otherwise would have no
connection to these people, can
somehow relate to thousands.
Sports can also cause a fun,
sometimes even serious rivalry.
Every time I see a Missouri
license plate, I cringe a little
bit. Seeing someone with your
hated team’s T-shirt may make
you hate every aspect about
them. An otherwise completely
normal person may make you
wince at their hair color, shoes,
or anything that can further jus-
tify your hatred for that person
wearing the disgusting T-shirt.
Angry tweets back and forth
can get a bit heated after a loss.
People will go to extreme means
to defend their team.
Even if you’re not a huge fan
of sports, many other things
can connect complete strang-
ers. For example, there was a
person in the store who asked
me if the shoes she was trying on
looked good on her. I told her
she should buy them, and then
I complimented her cat shirt.
It was a simple agreement on
one simple thing. Maybe you’ll
finally meet the group of people
who have been following your
Tumblr account for a few years,
who otherwise you would’ve
Whether through sports or
some other mean, we’re all fur-
ther connected past that first
Bickel is a sophomore majoring in
journalism from Harper.
ithout your knowl-
edge, you have been
trapped in a bubble
of information, warping your
view of the world into something
completely different from those
around you. Your Facebook,
Twitter, and search history have
been harvested to personalize the
Internet you experience, shutting
out millions of voices completely.
There is no more objective truth
on the Internet, once the ultimate
tool of democratic citizens, only
a truth that is tame, user-friendly,
and dangerously isolated.
Life in the modern world is
defined by the speed at which it
moves. Anyone who isn’t in the
loop is miles behind the pack. As
an avid participator, I can attest to
how easy it is to get caught up in
the flow of information. Without
even thinking, I accept top results
on Google as definite truth, and
treat most Tweets as true until
Such naiveté caught up with
me when I believed the tweets
reporting that my math professor
had been awarding extra credit
for simply showing up to class.
After three weeks of unfailing
attendance and no bonus points
to show for it, I grew skeptical.
Although I should have been
going anyway, it was frustrating
that I had been so easily manipu-
lated by a bunch of hearsay.
This sent me on a search for the
Eli Pariser, CEO of and
founder of a number of viral
websites, gave a lecture in 2011
about something he called “The
Filter Bubble.” Search engines
are using what we click on and
what we type to individualize
our results, tailoring them to
our favorite color, political lean,
and what we find funny. With
such a vast wealth of information
gathered in the Internet, it seems
like a necessity. No one, least of
all me, is ready to trawl through
thousands of web pages to find
out why Seal is wearing neon-blue
pants with an olive-green shirt. I
honestly didn’t care enough about
the information I received to
spend more than a few minutes
looking for it. It ideally would be
a top priority for all of us to labor
out the purest and least-biased
information available, but there
is just not enough time in the day
for most of us.
There are a number of prob-
lems with the filter bubble that
plague just about every internet
user. The Stanford Encyclopedia
of Philosophy released a report
entitled “Search Engines and
Ethics” that digs deep into the
implications that informa-
tion manipulation have for the
everyday user. It reported on the
various algorithms that engines
like Google use, based on our
Facebook profiles, Youtube his-
tory, and even the locations we
are searching from. For the lib-
eral-minded college boy, it means
that most of my search results
are crowded with Huffington
Post and Daily Kos articles about
healthcare and economic reform
and leave out the opposition, basi-
cally without my knowledge. To
the casual observer, it would seem
that only the progressives are tak-
ing the time to even write about
This is unhealthy for our
worldviews and even worse for
the democracy we live in. The
filter bubble has collapsed our
world into bite-sized but incorrect
pieces. How can two citizens or
politicians attempt to discuss the
issues of the day if they have been
informed of completely polarized
truths? These types of misun-
derstandings between political
parties have led to hate and con-
fusion, completely obstructing
progress. But we can account for
this information manipulation.
Next time you make a Google
search, check for a small pair of
boxes in the top right corner and
click on the one with the globe.
This unlabeled and inconspicuous
option turns off personal settings
and gives you the closest thing
to an unbiased search possible.
When reading your news online,
realize the filter bubble you’re
reading through and go out of
your way to consider an opposing
view. Small changes like these can
affect our political discourse and
help spur other, larger shifts.
So go out and find why Seal
wore such a mismatched suit.
And please let me know soon
because it’s really starting to get
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@UDK_Opinion The Chiefs are in
a fragile position. Because of the
circumstances, they should play, but
have recognition of the event.
@UDK_Opinion Yes. It’s tough
but they have to keep a sense
of normalcy and they have to be
careful about honoring a person
that shot his gf.
@UDK_Opinion team captains
made the decision. I’m okay since
it’s what the team wanted.
@UDK_Opinion the players were
the ones who wanted to play so I
don’t see a big problem with it.
Sports have the
power to connect
Whoever made the KU Compliments
Facebook account is incredible!
It’s so cold I’ve been running extra
applications on my phone so it gets hot
and keeps my hands warm!
Dear everyone else, If you worked as
hard as we do to become as awesome
as we are, you would be tired too.
Sincerely, engineering majors.
Dear frat boys, I don’t think the silent
part of the library is the best place to
discuss how much weed you’re going
I HAVE A CRUSH ON EVERY BOY!
Everyone should make it a goal to go to
a women’s basketball game this year.
They’re really good! I think we need to
show more support for them.
As a way to get through ﬁnals, I think
Withey should give out hugs.
Dear FFA editor, Will you marry me?
Editor’s Note: Yes.
Fezzes may be cool, but bow ties are
To the girls who never text ﬁrst: It’s a
I just saw Jamari walking without
Ben. It was like seeing only one half of
Does Dumbledore participate in No
Would I be considered a tool by all the
women if I got one of my ears pierced to
be more pirate like?
What makes you think your professor
grades essays sober?
Coffee has a “Bailey’s free” option?
He did, indeed, agree with drunk me, as
I received an A on the alleged paper.
Yes, I am secretly judging you, random
people on Wescoe Beach.
To the guys who walk their dogs on
campus: I see what you’re doing, and
I like it.
Human after all.
I bet the FFA editor is feeling lonely
because everyone is putting their
problems in Whisper now.
Homework? Nah I think “Dawson’s
Creek” sounds better!
KU quidditch is ranked No. 1 in the
world? Take that Hogwarts!
The Chiefs should draft McLemore ﬁrst
I ﬁgured out what I want to do with my
life this weekend: ride a unicycle and
balance bowls on my head.
Hahahahahaha Kentucky. (Again!)
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MILWAUKEE — “Red Nose” just
meant a reindeer named Rudolph
to Karen Mallet until she bought
a print by that name for $12.34 at
a Goodwill store in Milwaukee. It
turned out to be a lithograph by
American artist Alexander Calder
Mallet’s good fortune is at least
the fourth time in six months
that valuable art has turned up at
Goodwill, where bargain-hunters
search for hidden treasure among
the coffee cups, jewelry, lamps and
other household cast-offs.
Last month, a Salvador Dali
sketch found at a Goodwill shop in
Tacoma, Wash., sold for $21,000.
Last summer, a North Carolina
woman pocketed more than
$27,000 for a painting she bought
for $9.99 at Goodwill. And last
spring, a dusty jug donated in
Buffalo, N.Y., was discovered to be
a thousands-of-years-old American
Indian artifact — it was returned to
its tribe instead of being offered
When told of the Milwaukee
woman’s find, a Goodwill spokes-
woman said workers at its 2,700
stores try to spot valuables and
auction them on the organization’s
online auction site to net more
money for the charitable group.
But things slip through the cracks
and the workers aren’t art experts.
“That’s kind of part of shopping at
Goodwill — the thrill of the hunt,”
said Cheryl Lightholder, commu-
nications manager for Goodwill
in southeastern Wisconsin. “You
never know what you’re going to
Mallet, a media relations special-
ist for Georgetown University and
others, didn’t even like “Red Nose”
when she first spotted it during one
of her frequent Goodwill shopping
trips in May.
“The big find that day was this
great set of steel knives, in a block,
for $18.99” by Wolfgang Puck, she
But the graphic black-and-white
picture was striking. In low-browed
terms, it might be described as
an abstract image of an ape with
a hangover, with spiral swirls for
eyes like the ones in cartoons when
someone gets punched. A large red
nose is the only color.
Then she saw the Calder sig-
“I thought, I don’t know if it’s
real or not but it’s $12.99. I’ve wast-
ed more on worse things,” she said.
Her Goodwill loyalty card brought
the price down to $12.34.
Once home, she searched the
Internet and found similar lith-
ographs by Calder, who died in
1976 and is widely known for his
mobiles and abstract sculptures at
airports, office towers and other
public places. Mallet’s piece was
No. 55 of 75 lithographs and was
made in 1969.
Jacob Fine Art Inc., in suburban
Chicago, recently set its replace-
ment value at $9,000.
“This happens very frequently
— you can’t imagine,” the compa-
ny’s owner, Jane Jacob, said of trea-
sures found at thrift stores. “They
don’t know what they have. They’re
just not set up to understand art
Lauren Lawson-Zilai, a spokes-
woman for Goodwill Industries
International Inc. in Rockville,
Md., gave these examples of art
that Goodwill staff spotted and
sold through the auction site:
— In 2009, a painting by Utah
artist Maynard Dixon donated
in Santa Rosa, Calif., sold for
— In 2008, a Baltimore-area
Goodwill store netted $40,600
from a Parisian street scene paint-
ed by Impressionist Edouard-Leon
— In 2006, a Frank Weston
Benson oil painting donated anon-
ymously in Portland, Ore., brought
in $165,002 — Goodwill’s top haul
Mallet has no immediate plans
to sell her “Red Nose.”
“It grew on me,” she said. “Now
I love it.”
In this Wednesday, Nov. 28 photo, Karen Mallet stands by her Alexander Calder print in her home. Mallet bought the print for
$12.34 at a Goodwill. It turned out to be by the American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.
Lithograph print bought by Milwaukee
woman at Goodwill actually worth $9,000
In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo, two women smoke marijuana together behind a home in the woods near the small Rocky Mountain
town of Nederland, Colo. On Nov. 6, 2012, Colorado and Washington state legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The
two states, both culturally and politically, offered fertile ground for legalization advocates - Washington for its liberal politics,
Colorado for its libertarian streak, and both for their Western independence.
SEATTLE — In the late-1980s
heyday of the anti-drug “Just Say
No” campaign, a man calling him-
self “Jerry” appeared on a Seattle
talk radio show to criticize U.S.
An esteemed businessman, he
hid his identity because he didn’t
want to offend customers who
— like so many in those days —
viewed marijuana as a villain in the
ever-raging “war on drugs.”
Now, a quarter century later,
“Jerry” is one of the main forces
behind Washington state’s suc-
cessful initiative to legalize pot for
adults over 21. And he no lon-
ger fears putting his name to the
cause: He’s Rick Steves, the travel
guru known for his popular guide-
“It’s amazing where we’ve come,”
says Steves of the legalization mea-
and Colorado vot-
ers approved last
month. “It’s almost
omable notion, the
and private use of
pot, becomes an
American reality this week when
this state’s law goes into effect.
Thursday is “Legalization Day”
here, with a tote-your-own-ounce
celebration scheduled beneath
Seattle’s Space Needle — a nod
to the measure allowing adults to
possess up to an ounce of pot.
Colorado’s law is set to take effect
by Jan. 5.
How did we get here? From “say
no” to “yes” votes in not one but
The answer goes beyond soci-
ety’s evolving views, and growing
acceptance, of marijuana as a drug
In Washington — and, advocates
hope, coming soon to a state near
you — there was a well-funded
and cleverly orchestrated campaign
that took advantage of deep-pock-
eted backers, a tweaked pro-pot
message and improbable big-name
Good timing and a growing
national weariness over failed drug
laws didn’t hurt, either.
“Maybe ... the dominoes fell the
way they did because they were
waiting for somebody to push
them in that direction,” says Alison
Holcomb, the campaign manager
for Washington’s measure.
Washington and Colorado, both
culturally and politically, offered
fertile ground for legalization advo-
cates — Washington for its liberal
politics, Colorado for its libertarian
streak, and both for their Western
Both also have a history with
than a decade
ago, they were
first states to
it came to full
l egal i zat i on,
activists hit a wall.
Since the 1970 founding of the
National Organization for the
Reform of Marijuana Laws, reform
efforts had centered on the unfair-
ness of marijuana laws to the rec-
reational user — hardly a sympa-
thetic character, Holcomb notes.
That began to change as some
doctors extolled marijuana’s ability
to relieve pain, quell nausea and
improve the appetites of cancer
and AIDS patients. The conversa-
tion shifted in the 1990s toward
medical marijuana laws. But even
in some states with those laws,
including Washington, truly sick
people continued to be arrested.
Improved data collection that
began with the ramping up of the
drug war in the 1980s also helped
change the debate. Late last decade,
with Mexico’s crackdown on car-
tels prompting horrific bloodshed
there and headlines here, activ-
ists could point to a stunning fact:
In 1991, marijuana arrests made
up less than one-third of all drug
arrests in the U.S. Now, they make
up half — about 90 percent for pos-
session of small amounts — yet pot
remains easily available.
“What we figured out is that
your average person doesn’t neces-
sarily like marijuana, but there’s
sort of this untapped desire by
voters to end the drug war,” says
Brian Vicente, a Denver lawyer
who helped write Colorado’s
Amendment 64. “If we can focus
attention on the fact we can bring
in revenue, redirect law enforce-
ment resources and raise awareness
instead of focusing on pot, that’s a
message that works.”
With a potentially winning mes-
sage, the activists needed some-
thing else: messengers.
Steves, who lives in the north
Seattle suburb of Edmonds, was a
natural choice — the “believable,
likeable nerd,” as he calls himself.
He openly advocated in 2003 for a
measure that made marijuana the
lowest priority for Seattle police.
“Something is happening, and it’s
not just happening in Washington
and Colorado,” says Andy Ko,
who leads the Campaign for a
New Drug Policy at Open Society
Foundations. “Marijuana reform is
going to happen in this country as
older voters fade away and young-
er voters show up. Legislators see
this as something safe to legislate
“They see the writing on the
Marijuana legalization campaign
hopes to reach other states
“...There’s sort of this
untapped desire by voters
to end the drug war..”
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Zunwu Zhou, a sophomore from
China, performs a BMX routine in the
KU Ballroom on Friday night during
KU’s Got Talent. Zhou has earned
some recognition at KU and is often
seen practicing and performing his
BMX routines at Wescoe Beach.
KU SURE IS TALENTED
Raheisha Cushinberry, a senior from Hutchinson, performs a vocal jazz routine on stage at the KU Ballroom on Friday night dur-
ing SUA’s KU’s Got Talent. Prizes ranged from $100 to $600, and there was a Crowd’s Choice awarded.
NORFOLK, Va. — The world’s
first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
was retired from active service on
Saturday, temporarily reducing the
number of carriers in the U.S. fleet
to 10 until 2015.
The USS Enterprise ended its
notable 51-year career during a cer-
emony at its home port at Naval
Station Norfolk, where thousands of
former crew members, ship builders
and their families lined a pier to bid
farewell to one of the most deco-
rated ships in the Navy.
“It’ll be a special memory. The
tour yesterday was a highlight of
the last 20 years of my life. I’ve
missed the Enterprise since every
day I walked off of it,” said Kirk
McDonnell, a former interior com-
The Enterprise was the largest
ship in the world at the time it
was built, inheriting the nickname
“Big E” from a famed World War
II aircraft carrier. It didn’t have to
carry conventional fuel tanks for
propulsion, allowing it to carry twice
as much aircraft fuel and ordnance
than conventional carriers at the
time. Using nuclear reactors also
allowed the ship to set speed records
and stay out to sea during a deploy-
ment without ever having to refuel,
one of the times ships are most vul-
nerable to attack.
Every other aircraft carrier in the
U.S. fleet is now nuclear-powered,
although they only have two nucle-
ar reactors each compared to the
Enterprise’s eight. The Enterprise
was the only carrier of its class ever
It was only designed to last 25
years, but underwent a series of
upgrades to extend its life, making
it the oldest active combat vessel in
The ship served in every major
conflict since participating in a
blockade during the Cuban Missile
Crisis, helping earn its motto of “We
Enterprise was headed back to
Virginia following a regularly sched-
uled deployment when the Sept. 11
attacks happened. As soon as the
ship’s captain saw the attacks he
turned around without orders to
steam toward southwest Asia, where
it later launched some of the first
attacks against Afghanistan. The
ship’s captain was Adm. James A.
Winnefeld, who now serves as the
vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs
It has been returning to that
region of the world ever since then,
including during its 25th and final
deployment that ended last month.
“She just served on the cutting
edge at the tip of the spear when
she returned here in November,”
Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan
Greenert said. “It’s shown that the
aircraft carrier can evolve as a plat-
form with many payloads relevant
for five decades and will be part of
our national security for the foresee-
able future as we bring on the Gerald
Ford to replace the Enterprise.”
The Gerald R. Ford will be the first
of a new class of aircraft carriers, but
it will be several more years before
it joins the fleet. Temporarily reduc-
ing the number of aircraft carriers
to 10 required special congressional
approval. Chief of Naval Operations
Adm. Jonathan Greenert said the
Navy would closely watch how the
increased operational tempo will
affect sailors. In February, the USS
Abraham Lincoln will begin a four-
year refueling complex overhaul in
Newport News, Va., which will also
take it out of rotation.
Greenert said the Navy wants to
continue having two aircraft carri-
ers operating simultaneously in the
Middle East through March, but
he said he wasn’t sure if that would
continue past then.
When the future USS Enterprise
joins the fleet, its commanding offi-
cer will be handed a 200-pound time
capsule filled with Enterprise mem-
orabilia that includes notes from
sailors, insignia and small pieces
of the ship. The time capsule was
delivered to Greenert for safekeep-
ing until that future commanding
officer is chosen.
USS Enterprise retires after 51-year Navy career
A Navy ofﬁcer salutes during the inactivation ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise at Naval Station Norfolk on
Taskforce cracks down
in ﬁfth enforcement
The Fake ID 101 Taskforce issued
more than a dozen citations Thursday
night during its ﬁfth enforcement of
According to a press release,
27 licensed establishments were
checked, and 86 contacts were made,
resulting in 16 criminal citations for
Possession of alcohol by a minor
Possession or use of a fake or
other’s ID or driver’s license – 6
Urinating in public – 1
The grant-funded taskforce consists
of the Lawrence Police Department,
KU Ofﬁce of Public Safety, Kansas
Alcoholic Beverage Control and
Douglas County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce.
Six ABC administrative citations
were issued to licensed businesses for
allowing minors to possess alcohol.
815 New Hampshire St. – 5 counts
Quinton’s Bar & Deli
615 Massachusetts St. – 4 counts
Saints Pub & Patio
2329 Iowa St. – 2 counts
1344 Tennessee St. – 1 count
1008 Massachusetts St. – 1 count
The Jayhawk Cafe
1340 Ohio St. – 1 count
— Rachel Salyer
Student in accident had
high blood alcohol level
A University student’s blood alcohol
level was more than three times the
legal limit when he critically injured
another student after hitting him with
his SUV in August.
Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Po-
lice Department spokesman, said lab
results received last week indicated
Julian Kuszmaul, 21, had a blood al-
cohol level of 0.25, exceeding the legal
driving limit of 0.08.
Kuszmaul was driving his Ford Ex-
plorer Aug. 26 at about 1:30 a.m. when
he struck Colby Liston, an 18-year-old
Derby freshman, on the 1600 block of
Liston, whose legs had to be am-
putated after the accident, had left
a house party and was attempting to
enter a rear cargo door of an illegally
parked Ford Explorer when Kuszmaul’s
SUV hit him, pinning Liston between
the two vehicles.
According to the accident report,
the responding ofﬁcer smelled both
alcohol and marijuana on Kuszmaul’s
breath and clothing.
Kuszmaul was not arrested after
the accident, but his blood test results
have been forwarded to the Douglas
County District Attorney’s Ofﬁce, which
will issue any charges in the case.
Dustin Erickson, the 21-year-old
driver of the SUV Liston attempted to
enter, had a blood alcohol level of .02.
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Juniors Jaime Mathieu and
Brianne Riley trudged off the court,
heads buried in their jerseys. In the
postgame huddle, redshirt junior
middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc
wrapped her arms around her team-
mates one final time, overcome with
As impressive as Kansas volley-
ball’s season was, it ended abruptly
in a 3-1 defeat against Wichita State
in the second round of the NCAA
Tournament, denying Kansas its
first trip to the Sweet 16 in school
“All of us are so close, and we had
such a great season that we don’t
want it to end,” Jarmoc said. “Bri
even said in the locker room that she
wanted to practice on Monday, so
it’s just something hard to accept.”
Sophomore outside hitter Sara
McClinton led the Jayhawks in kills
for the second straight match, fin-
ishing with 18 kills. Redshirt junior
outside hitter Catherine Carmichael
added 13 kills, but also committed
nine attack errors.
Those two combined for 85
attacks, while the Jayhawks’ middle
blockers, Jarmoc and senior Tayler
Tolefree, combined for only 17 kills
on 46 swings. Coach Ray Bechard
said the Jayhawks became too pre-
dictable and lacked balance.
“For Tolefree and Jarmoc only to
get a total of 46, that’s way below our
goal,” Bechard said. “That goes back
to we didn’t do one skill well tonight,
and that’s the first contact when they
were serving and our setter didn’t
have enough options.”
Trailing two sets to one in the
fourth set, Kansas gained some
momentum when a Wichita State
attack error brought Kansas to
within one point, 20-19. But after
a Shocker timeout, senior defensive
specialist Morgan Boub served the
ball out of bounds.
Kansas couldn’t get any closer,
as Wichita State rattled off two
more points before McClinton kept
Kansas alive with two kills. But the
Jayhawks didn’t have enough points
left to work with, falling 25-21.
At the end of the previous two sets,
Wichita State used an 8-0 run in the
second set and a 6-0 run in the third
to break those two sets wide open.
The third set loss was particularly
painful for Kansas. A Carmichael
kill brought the Jayhawks level at 18,
but four straight Shocker kills and
two Kansas errors put Wichita State
“When you can’t seem to side
out of a rotation the anxiety tends
to build for each point that you
don’t get, and the gap gets bigger
and bigger,” Jarmoc said. “You’re
working so hard, and it’s just not
working out, and then you get one
point and that’s only a dent in what
the hole is.”
Part of the reason Wichita State
could put together such large runs
is that it controlled the battle at
the net. The Shockers established a
rhythm in the second set when they
committed only two attack errors,
while Kansas committed nine. They
also ended up with 11 more kills
than Kansas for the match on only
one more attack.
While the blocking numbers were
nearly even, the Shockers’ front row
was able to get touches on many
Jayhawk attacks. Kansas, however,
couldn’t, leaving Riley, Boub and
the rest of the Jayhawks’ back line to
scramble for digs.
All those factors led to Wichita
State siding out at 65 percent, mean-
ing the Jayhawks served at least
twice in a row on only 35 percent
of its serves.
“They were tracking us really
well,” Carmichael said. “They had
two blockers almost in front of
everybody. Obviously, that makes
it a lot tougher for us to hit around
four hands that are up there.”
Junior setter Erin McNorton
had fewer choices on ball distribu-
tion because Kansas had trouble
stopping the Shockers’ attack, so
the Shockers could guess where to
commit blockers. As a result, when
McNorton tried to find Jarmoc and
Tolefree in the middle, they had
little success getting the ball to the
floor frequently and at and efficient
“They passed the ball to target
better than we did,” Bechard said.
“That’s the fine line it comes down
to in a match like this. Their middles
got 31 kills and ours got 17, and we
feel like the middles are a strength
of our team.”
—Edited by Ryan McCarthy
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Volume 125 Issue 56 kansan.com Monday, December 3, 2012
By Hannah Wise
WHAT IT TAKES
FINDING A FORMULA
A look back at the Jayhawks’
ﬁnal game of the season
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Kansas goes 1-11 on season, Weis to make recruitment efforts in upcoming weeks
Team members lament loss to Wichita State in NCAA tourney
llen Fieldhouse finally saw a
Kansas-Wichita State match-
up on Saturday. It wasn’t the
one fans on both sides were clamor-
ing for in the spring, but it was one I’d
been waiting to see.
I was thrilled to follow Kansas vol-
leyball throughout their historic sea-
son all the way to their first NCAA
tournament appearance in seven
years. It was icing on the cake for the
Fieldhouse to be the stage on which
the team would play. Then adding
in the chance to play Wichita State
in the second round, it was the best
possible combination of elements for
volleyball in the state.
Both Kansas and WSU faltered
and then recovered in the first round
against Cleveland State and Arkansas
respectively. WSU took Arkansas to
a thrilling five sets culminating with
junior defensive specialist Kelsey
Banwart serving three aces to carry
the Shockers to the second round.
Kansas played timidly the first set
against Cleveland State, but sopho-
more outside hitter Sara McClinton
overcame her nerves and command-
ed the floor through the following
Kansas coach Ray Bechard
acknowledged in the Friday post-
game press conference what I already
knew—Kansas and Wichita State play
two very different styles of volleyball.
Bechard described WSU’s style as a
fast-break. Wichita State coach Chris
Lamb puts his emphasis in playing fast
and attacking aggressively. Looking at
the WSU roster and stat sheet, the
team is more focused on generating a
strong, scrappy back-row defense.
Kansas, on the other hand, focuses
its efforts at the net; the team is
centered around tall, quick, athletic
middle blockers who can hold their
own both offensively and defensively.
However, Kansas’ front-row focus is
not successful unless the team’s back
row is passing well and putting the
ball in a place that gives the setter
Saturday, Wichita State used
Kansas’ lack of focus on passing to
pull ahead. WSU’s servers caused
the Jayhawk passers to second guess
themselves leading to lackluster pass-
es that eliminated options for junior
setter Erin McNorton. She was forced
time and time again to throw the ball
out to McClinton on the outside, just
to give the Jayhawks a chance.
Wichita State attacked throughout
the match ending with a .308 hitting
percentage. The Shockers spread their
attack across the net, giving even
attempts between, the outside, middle
and right-side hitters. WSU junior
setter Chelsey Feekin was one of the
most aggressive and smartest players
on the floor. She made the Jayhawk
blockers guess about where she would
put the ball and even earned nine
Volleyball is about match-ups, and
Wichita State was the ideal opponent
for Kansas to play in Allen Fieldhouse.
The game came down to whether or
not the Jayhawks would shift their
focus to play faster, scrappier volley-
ball to keep pace with the Shockers—
something they did not do.
Kansas’ historic season came to
an end Saturday, but at least for me,
I am happy it ended with Wichita
State. The Shockers are my home-
town team and one I am happy to
support and follow into the Sweet 16
as they face USC on Friday in Austin.
Rock Chalk, Go Shox.
— Edited by Brittney Haynes
Senior middle blocker Tayler Tolefree and junior setter Erin McNorton hide their
tears as they walk off the court after Saturday’s game against Wichita State in
the second round of the NCAA tournament at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks lost
3 sets to 1 to the Shockers.
West Virginia running back Shawne Alston is tackled by Kansas’ Keon Stowers during the ﬁrst quarter of their NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday. West Virginia won 59-10.
Morgantown, W. Va. — When
Charlie Weis stepped to the podium
in the Anderson Family Football
Complex last December as Kansas’
newest head coach, he asked a ques-
tion about football in the state of
Kansas: Why was Kansas State so
successful, and why wasn’t Kansas?
At the time, Kansas had gone
2-10 and Kansas State 10-2. Almost
a year to the day and following a
59-10 defeat at West Virginia, the
Jayhawks are 1-11, and the Wildcats
are 11-1 — with a Heisman candi-
date running their offense. But over
that year, Weis found his answer.
“It has a lot to do with recruit-
ing,” Weis said. “If you look at the
makeup of rosters, you’ll see there’s
one glaring statistic that comes out
with where everyone came from.”
Weis was referring to junior
college transfers. Kansas State has
more than 30 on its roster. Kansas
has about half as many, but Weis
intends to change that.
In the meantime, Weis tried tak-
ing things one step at a time. He
set the bar at being competitive in
the Big 12 for Kansas, but against
West Virginia, the Jayhawks were
The Mountaineers took control
of the game on the first drive, when
quarterback Geno Smith fired a
45-yard pass on the first play from
scrimmage. A few goal line stops
later, Andrew Buie walked into the
end zone for the Mountaineers first
And that was before Tavon Austin
The Jayhawks had talked about
the quickness and speed they saw
from Austin on film, and Saturday,
they got to see it in person.
It seemed no matter what angle
the Jayhawks took to get to the
elusive Austin, he was able to avoid
being tackled. He finished the day
with 110 receiving yards and racked
up 77 yards on the ground.
“He reminds me of Tony Pierson,
but he has another gear to him,”
Senior safety Bradley McDougald
said. “Every Big 12 team that he
went against had trouble tackling
him, and we had trouble as well.”
But Austin wasn’t the only prob-
lem. Senior quarterback Geno
Smith connected on 23 of his 24
pass attempts, gaining more than
400 yards through the air, while
Kansas completed only seven of
its 16 passes. The Jayhawks simply
couldn’t keep up.
It was a long way from the com-
petitiveness that Kansas had shown
it was capable of. McDougald said
it was a tale of two teams. The
Jayhawks lost five games this year
by 10 points or less. They also lost
six games by 14 points or more.
“At times, we were going to
the wire with Texas, and at times,
we got blown out by Iowa State,”
McDougald said. “We were a great
home team for the majority of the
But what will it take for the
Jayhawks to put up a fight against
every Big 12 team?
“Recruiting, players buying into
the system and work,” McDougald
It echoes what Weis said — and
what he’ll spend the next week or so
doing while the Jayhawks prepare
Eighty miles down the road,
Kansas State is preparing for a BCS
bowl game. In an isolated town,
coach Bill Snyder found the formula
to build a successful football pro-
gram in Kansas. Now Weis is going
out to create the Pepsi to Synder’s
“Kansas State is a disciplined
team,” running back James Sims
said. “If you are a team that’s like
that, no matter who you are, you
can win a lot of ball games.”
Against West Virginia, the
Jayhawks didn’t show the disci-
pline necessary to win the ball
game. They were chasing Smith and
Austin all around the field, getting
burned the majority of the time.
Yet the mindset of competitiveness
still hovers over the Kansas locker
That notion of being competi-
tive isn’t going anywhere, but it’s
certainly getting altered. Weis was
brought to Lawrence to win games.
Just being able to slug it out won’t
“When you first get to the point
where you get them to start fighting,
that’s a good thing,” Weis said. “But
fighting and winning are two totally
different things. We made up a lot
of ground during the year, but you
look at the product today, and that’s
not anywhere near good enough.”
— Edited by Andrew Ruszczyk
PAGE 2B THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
NO. 11 OKLAHOMA 24 – TEXAS CHRISTIAN 17
OU 10-2 (8-1) – TCU 7-5 (4-5)
Oklahoma was tested by Texas Christian’s defense, but the Sooners over-
came the challenge and found ways to pull away with a victory in the end.
Afer dealing with pressure from the Horned Frogs defense, quarterback
Landry Jones threw for two touchdowns. His top target was wide receiver
Jalen Saunders, who caught seven passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Running back Damien Williams was the diference maker in this game.
He rushed for 115 yards and scored touchdowns on the ground and
through the air. His 66-yard touchdown run in the second half helped ex-
tend Oklahoma’s lead to two possessions. However, the Sooners had issues
protecting the football.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin helped take advantage of the efort
from the defense by scoring two touchdowns. Boykin found Brandon
Carter on an 80-yard touchdown pass in the second half to bring the game
close, but it was not enough to match Oklahoma’s ofense.
- Edited by Nikki Wentling
BAYLOR 41 – NO. 23 OKLAHOMA STATE 34
BU 7-4 (4-5) – OKST 7-5 (5-4)
Baylor continued its recent high level of play and shocked Oklahoma State in its season
Afer Oklahoma State opened the game with a feld goal, Baylor went on a 24-0 run in the
frst half. Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf threw an interception to linebacker Eddie
Lackey, which resulted in a Baylor touchdown on the play. Te Bears continued to make big
plays afer quarterback Nick Florence connected with Tevin Reese on a 75-yard touchdown
play to help give Baylor a 31-17 lead at halfime.
Te Cowboys found ways to score and cut the defcit, but it was not enough, and a 76-yard
touchdown run by Lache Seastrunk helped to seal the game for Baylor.
NO. 6 KANSAS STATE 42 – NO. 18 TEXAS 24
KSU 11-1 (8-1) – UT 8-4 (5-4)
Collin Klein and Kansas State returned strong afer spending the bye week working on
putting the loss to Baylor behind them.
Klein helped bring the running game back to its old form. He rushed for 203 yards and
a pair of touchdowns, while running back John Hubert took the ball to the end zone three
times. Klein also threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Tyler Lockett.
But for Texas, it didn’t matter who started at quarterback. Afer David Ash experienced
consistency issues, the Longhorns switched to Case McCoy. However, McCoy ran into trou-
ble, throwing two interceptions and fumbling on a sack.
Te Wildcats won the Big 12 and will play against the Oregon Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl in
Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 3.
Wildcats win the Big 12, will play in Fiesta Bowl
Jayhawks remain undeafeated, beat Gophers
After another punch to the
gut in the opening minutes, the
Kansas Jayhawks rallied in the
second half to improve to 7-0
on the year as they defeated the
Minnesota Golden Gophers.
For the second straight game,
the No. 20 ranked Jayhawks found
themselves looking at an early
deficit only to find a spark to
climb out of it to get the 65-53
The much needed spark came
from the bench as sophomore
forward Chelsea Gardner, who
backed up her career-high 26
with 14 points yesterday evening,
and junior guard CeCe Harper.
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson
credited the bench for giving the
Jayhawks the edge in the match-
“I don’t know if we get out
of that one alive,” Henrickson
said. “With how the game played
out in foul trouble, I couldn’t be
more pleased with how our bench
The Jayhawks had to rely on the
bench play even more as the foul
trouble started to increase. Senior
guard Angel Goodrich picked up
four fouls, and senior forward
Carolyn Davis picked up three,
which forced Henrickson to go
to her bench for a substantial
amount of time.
“We have a lot of good team
camaraderie and know what each
other can do,” Harper said. “So we
all just try and come in and con-
tribute either way it goes.”
Minnesota’s top shooter, sopho-
more guard Rachel Banham, had
19 points but was held in check by
Harper in the second half.
“I just knew she was a great
one-on-one player, so it was more
about staying under her and deny
her the ball so she couldn’t get it,”
In the opening minutes of the
game, Henrickson said she could
see the team wasn’t ready for the
physicality and aggressiveness
that the Big 10 Golden Gophers
brought to Allen Fieldhouse.
“Big 10 teams are typically more
physical,” Henrickson said of the
10-3 start for Minnesota. “It’s
what they bring and they’re built
to be. We responded, we reacted a
little bit with shell-shock, but then
we settled down and made some
It was points in the paint that
helped the Jayhawks settle down.
Davis had a team-high 20 points
on 8-11 shooting paired with
Gardner’s 14 points.
“It’s great to have inside pres-
ence with either Chelsea or
Carolyn,” sophomore guard
Natalie Knight said. “That’s our
goal: to get the ball inside to who-
ever is down low.”
Knight became the floor gener-
al for the Jayhawks once Goodrich
— who had nine points, six assists
and four steals — kept finding
herself on the bench with foul
trouble. But for Knight, she said
being in charge doesn’t phase her.
“I just have to be more aggres-
sive at the point guard position,
get the play started and lead my
team,” Knight said.
With the foul situations the
way it was, it fell on the produc-
tion of the bench to maintain the
lead and eventually close it out.
Harper said it wasn’t a huge deal
because the team has great chem-
istry, and with that, they know
each other’s roles.
“We have a lot of good team
camaraderie and know what each
other can do,” Harper said. “So we
all just try and come in and con-
tribute either way it goes.”
—Edited by Brittney Haynes
(Right) Senior guard Angel Goodrich
goes for a layup during yesterday’s
game against Minnesota in Allen Field-
house. The Jayhawks won 65-53.
(Below) Junior guard CeCe Harper and
senior guard Angel Goodrich share a
quick word after getting fouled during
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
he Southeastern Conference
Championship Game on Saturday
gave college football fans their
first taste of the new and approved BCS
The huge collision of powers —
Alabama and Georgia — served as a
play-in game to face Notre Dame in the
National Championship. With the winner
almost certain to fill the final spot, there
was a playoff feel in Atlanta for the game.
Football followers saw the excitement
of having a semi-final game involved in
the BCS. The new format will pit four
teams in a seeded bracket that will begin
in the 2014-2015 season. A selection
committee will pick the four teams using
guidelines such as strength of schedule,
head-to-head results and win-loss record,
after the regular season. The makeup
of the selection committee has yet to be
determined. Semi-final games will likely
be held around New Year’s Day with the
National Championship Game a week
later. Also, expect more colossal games at
neutral sites with the addition of the new
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS IN THE DRAFT
The Kansas City Chiefs need to be
smart with its first round pick.
Naturally, fans see quarterback play
as the most pressing need for the Chiefs
in the upcoming NFL draft. The top two
quarterbacks coming into the draft are
Southern California’s Matt Barkley and
West Virginia’s Geno Smith. With poor
play this season, the Chiefs will likely
secure at least a top-three draft position,
opening nearly every option for selec-
tion. But with a premier pick, should the
Chiefs stretch to fill its quarterback need?
At the top of the draft, there is elite tal-
ent that doesn’t come around often like
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. The
Chiefs elected to take this route when
they drafted Eric Berry in the 2010 draft.
Berry’s skills were simply too good to
pass up. Chiefs’ management took the
best player available, and Berry was a
pro-bowler in his rookie season.
If the Chiefs elect to reach for a quar-
terback, it would risk the possibility of
an elite talent for the chance at fixing its
situation at quarterback. There are other
quarterbacks that could be selected in
the second round, and Barkley and Smith
may fall that far as well. Free agency also
offers potential quarterbacks, though not
a long-term fix.
I’m an optimist, but a realist. There is
potential for the Chiefs to find solutions
in the offseason. Here’s my solution.
Find a quarterback in free agency. Alex
Smith will be looking for a new home,
and he’s currently the league leader in
completion percentage. Other options are
out there as well, including Michael Vick.
Draft Manti Te’o with the first pick. He’s
an elite-level player, and possibly an even
better person and leader. In the second
round, draft a quarterback . He will have
time to develop underneath a league vet-
eran and adjust to the NFL. Cornerback
and defensive line are other needs that
should be addressed in later rounds. Oh,
and bring in John Gruden, too.
You’ve heard what I think. What mat-
ters is what management thinks. But what
do you think?
—Edited by Christy Khamphilay
PAGE 3B THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
By Jackson Long
THE MORNING BREW
Q: When was the last time the
Kansas City Chiefs won a regular
season game with a quarterback
A: 1987, Todd Blackledge
TRIVIA OF THE DAY
The New BCS Format has a 12-
year term through the 2025-2026
FACT OF THE DAY
“There is no perfect playoff system. There
will be seasons when the difference
between the Nos. 4- and 5-ranked teams
is the width of a chinstrap. That’s honest
— Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN
QUOTE OF THE DAY
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Chiefs claim victory over Carolina Panthers amid tragedy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Against
the backdrop of an unthinkable
tragedy, the Kansas City Chiefs
gave themselves a reason to be
proud Sunday — and perhaps the
impetus to let the healing begin.
Brady Quinn threw for 201
yards and two touchdowns and
Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards
in the Chiefs’ 27-21 victory over
the Carolina Panthers. The win
snapped an eight-game losing
streak during one of the most diffi-
cult seasons the franchise has ever
The game was played one day
after Chiefs linebacker Jovan
Belcher shot his girlfriend mul-
tiple times at a residence near
Arrowhead Stadium, then drove
to the team’s practice facility and
turned the gun on himself as gen-
eral manager Scott Pioli and coach
Romeo Crennel looked on.
Pioli walked through the press
box before the game and said he
was doing “OK,” though he didn’t
stop to talk. Crennel was on the
sideline coaching his team to an
“As far as playing the game, I
thought that was the best for us
to do, because that’s what we do,”
Crennel said, tears forming in the
corner of his eyes. “We’re foot-
ball players and football coaches
and that’s what we do, we play on
Cam Newton threw for 232
yards and three touchdowns for the
Panthers (3-9), who were informed
the game would be played as sched-
uled while they were heading to
Kansas City on Saturday.
DeAngelo Williams added 67
yards rushing for the Panthers,
carrying the load with Jonathan
Stewart out with an injury. Steve
Smith, Greg Olsen and Louis
Murphy caught their TD passes.
“You definitely feel for them.
What they are going through is
tragic,” Olsen said. “But we have a
job to do. Our job is to come here
and prepare to win. They wouldn’t
expect any less.”
Peyton Hillis had a touchdown
run for Kansas City (2-10), while
Tony Moeaki and Jon Baldwin had
touchdown catches. Ryan Succop
hit a pair of field goals, including a
52-yarder with 4:54 left that forced
the Panthers try for a touchdown
to steal the win.
Instead, the Panthers went
three-and-out, and the Chiefs were
able to run the clock down to 31
seconds before giving back the
ball. Newton completed two quick
passes to reach the Carolina 38,
but his final heave as time expired
was caught by Smith short of the
Panthers coach Ron Rivera
greeted Crennel at midfield and
gave him a hug.
“They played an inspired foot-
ball game,” Rivera said. “They did
some really good things, and we
have to give them credit, because
they suffered through a very dif-
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0 7 0 3 10 KANSAS
JAYHAWK STAT LEADERS
Cummings Sims Pierson
Passing Cmp-Att Int Yds TD Long
Michael Cummings 6-11 0 76 0 42
Dayne Crist 1-5 1 41 0 41
Rushing No Yds TD Long
James Sims 18 63 1 14
Michael Cummings 11 47 0 17
Tony Pierson 7 35 0 17
Christian Matthews 5 25 0 11
Receiving No Yds TD Long
Tony Pierson 1 42 0 42
Andrew Turzilli 1 41 0 41
James Sims 1 13 0 13
Passing Cmp-Att Int Yds TD Long
Geno Smith 23-24 0 407 3 50
Rushing No. Gain TD Long Avg
Andrew Buie 12 100 1 17 8.3
Receiving No. Yds TD Long
Stedman Bailey 11 159 2 45
Kicking FG Long XP
Tyler Bitancurt 1/1 30 8/8
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20
Tyler Bitancurt 1 31 31.0 31 0
GLASS HALF FULL
James Sims gained 57 yards, put-
ting his season mark at 1013. Sims sat
out the ﬁrst three games of the season,
but he still shattered his previous best
of 742 yards, which he rushed for in his
freshman season of 2010.
GLASS HALF EMPTY
Aside from one interception, Geno
Smith and Tavon Austin were able to do
whatever they wanted on their turf. Aus-
tin’s ankle-breaking ability and Smith’s
arm strength were on full display.
GOOD, BAD OR JUST PLAIN
While covering J.D. Woods in the ﬁrst
quarter, Kansas cornerback Greg Brown
tripped over himself as he tried to keep
up with Woods. As Brown went down,
Woods nabbed a Geno Smith pass for 50
DELAY OF THE GAME
It was Senior Day in Morgantown
W. Va., and the players celebrated ac-
cordingly. Whether the pregame ritual
psyched out Kansas or if WVU was plan-
ning on putting up 50 points anyway is
a moot point.
Senior left tackle Tanner Hawkinson
set a Kansas record with his 48th con-
secutive start for the Jayhawks. He has
been a force on the offensive line since
joining Kansas and will most certainly be
missed next year.
As much progress as this Kansas
team made this year — and yes, the
Jayhawks were better than their record
shows — there is still much more to go.
Anyone who didn’t think this program’s
turnaround was going to be a process
needs to realize the amount of talent
and competitive teams in the Big 12. But
the only thing that can be said about the
last two games Kansas played is “good
job, good effort.”
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Kicking FG Long XP
Nick Prolago 1/1 32 1/1
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20
Ron Doherty 6 253 42.2 46 1
(Above) Kansas quarterback
Michael Cummins (14) rolls out of
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of the game against West Virginia
Kansas wide receiver Kale Pick waits to give the ball to an ofﬁcial after a short gain during the third quarter of the game
against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va.
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The Kansas offense took a few steps back against West Virginia. Instead of trying
to establish the run game, Charlie Weis trotted out Dayne Crist, who missed the ﬁrst
three passes and was intercepted on his ﬁfth. The Jayhawks’ 274 total yards were the
fewest gained since they lost to Texas on October 27.
*All games in bold are at home
DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME
SEPT. 1 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE W, 31-17
SEPT.8 RICE L, 25-24
SEPT. 15 TCU L, 20-6
SEPT. 22 NORTHERN ILLINOIS L. 30-23
OCT. 6 KANSAS STATE L, 56-16
OCT. 13 OKLAHOMA STATE L, 20-14
OCT. 20 OKLAHOMA L, 52-7
OCT. 27 TEXAS L, 21-14
NOV. 3 BAYLOR L, 41-14
NOV. 10 TEXAS TECH L, 41-34
NOV. 17 IOWA STATE L, 51-23
DEC. 1 WEST VIRGINIA L, 59-10
QUOTE OF THE GAME
D.J. Beshears passed Marcus Herford to become the Kansas all-time leader in kick-
off return yards with 2,081. Ron Doherty averaged 42 yards per punt and Nick Prolago
hit his only ﬁeld goal attempt, but this game was not coming down to special teams.
Charlie Weis gave Dayne Crist one last shot to prove he could be a quality quarter-
back. If it worked, Weis would have been a genius (or lucky). But it didn’t, and many
are trying to ﬁgure out why Kansas’ clock-managing run game seemed to be left
behind in Lawrence.
To be fair, no one in the Big 12 has made an easy living trying to stop West
Virginia’s Tavon Austin, but he made Kansas look silly, and Austin wasn’t even the
Mountaineers’ leading receiver. Including his interception, WVU quarterback Geno
Smith completed all 24 passes he launched,, gaining over 400 yards.
“He reminds me of Tony Pierson, but he has another gear to him.”
— Safety Bradley McDougald on the speed of Tavon Austin
Sims reaches rushing milestone in ﬁnal game
Kansas 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 sea-
son with 1,013 yards despite, the
Jayhawks losing 59-10 against the
Although Sims only played in
nine games this season, he never
doubted himself and knew that
a 1,000-yard season was still an
attainable task. He said the sup-
porting 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
was to surpass
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 Jayhawks offense rushed for
more than 2,500 yards, and Sims
was responsible for 40 percent of
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
With his elusiveness and ver-
knew he had to
help out the team
and turn it into
“We’ll work on
the passing game
and get every-
thing 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 victo-
ries this year. The Jayhawks picked
up their first win of the year during
the season opener against South
Dakota State, in which Sims did
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 sea-
son, is ready to start the offseason.
He hopes to finish his career in
Kansas on a good note, individu-
ally and with the team. Sims said
the team will have to work on
its weaknesses this offseason. In
doing so, Kansas can improve and
become an even more competitive
“It’s not going to happen over-
night 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.”
—Edited by Christy Khamphilay
Kansas’ Bradley McDougald (24) and Ben Heeney (31) tackle West Virginia’s Tavon Austin (1) during the ﬁrst quarter of the
Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist (10) looks to pass during the ﬁrst quarter of the game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday. West Virginia won 59-10.
(Right) Kansas coach Charlie Weis,
center, argues with an ofﬁcial during
the second quarter.
“The offensive line did a
great job up front, and I
give them credit.”
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 PAGE 6B THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Sophomore outside hitter Sara McClinton gets ready to block her opponents’ tip.
Freshman outside hitter Tiana Dockery dances to “Jump Around” before Saturday’s game against Wichita State University in the
second round of the NCAA tournament at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks lost 3-1 to the Shockers.
Junior outside hitter Catherine Carmichael and junior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc block their opponents’ hit during Satur-
day’s game against Wichita State University in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Junior outside hitter Amy Wehrs passes during serve recieve against Wichita State during the second round of the NCAA tourna-
ment. Wehrs committed one serve recieve error of the Jayhawks’ three.
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Junior setter Erin McNorton sets the ball up for her teammate, junior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc to hit over the net during
the game. The Jayhawks season came to an end, losing 3 sets to 1 to the Shockers.
Junior defensive specialist Brianne Riley tries to keep the ball alive during the game against Wichita State University.
Junior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc spikes the ball during Saturday’s game against Wichita State University at Allen Field-
house where the Jayhawks lost to the Shockers.
Junior defensive specialist Brianne Riley waits during serve-recieve against Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA
Junior setter Erin McNorton back sets to sophomore outside hitter Sara McClinton. McNorton was left with fewer options than
usual because of the Jayhawks’ poor performance passing.
Dream season ends, but
Kansas remains hopeful
Kansas volleyball’s history-
making season skidded to a halt
Saturday after a three-to-one loss
to Wichita State in the second
round of the NCAA tournament
at Allen Fieldhouse. It was the
Jayhawks’ first NCAA tourna-
ment appearance since 2005.
This year’s squad finished the
season as the winningest team
in program history, with a team
record of 17 road victories. After
winning Saturday’s first set against
Wichita State, the Jayhawks were
just two sets away from being the
first Kansas volleyball team to
reach the Sweet 16.
“They were a fun group to
coach,” Bechard said after the
game. “They did a lot of things
for the first time.”
For the players, Saturday’s loss
might have been especially dev-
astating because it took place at
home in Allen Fieldhouse, where
the team hosted its first NCAA
tournament regional event in the
Senior middle blocker
Tayler Tolefree who grew up in
Lawrence, said it meant a lot to
see the town rally around her
team this season.
“I hope that everyone who was
here can appreciate the work that
we put in,” Tolefree said as tears
flooded her eyes.
The emotion in Tolefree’s voice
was enough to show how impor-
tant this game was to her, echo-
ing the feelings of many Kansas
volleyball fans. There were 4,478
fans in attendance, the largest
crowd of any of the tournament’s
regional sites last weekend. The
captivated Kansas spectators
cheered on every rally.
Bechard remains optimistic
about next season, hoping the
team can build on its recent suc-
“This group put a great deal into
the last four months,” Bechard
said. “We are excited about many
things we did this year and what
the future holds.”
This year’s history-making
season could help the program
generate interest in volleyball
throughout the Lawrence area
and the region.
“We think we should be the
focal point for volleyball develop-
ment in this region,” Bechard said.
“Hopefully, there’s some people
that came and saw some females
really competing hard with grace,
dignity, effort and energy, and I
think that’s what makes our sport
The Jayhawks will return with
most of their team intact next
year, but the graduation of seniors
Morgan Boub and Tayler Tolefree,
a four-time Academic All-Big 12
first team member, will leave a
major hole in the team identity
that was built this season.
The tournament loss weighed
heavily on Tolefree. She struggled
not to cry as she sat between
teary-eyed teammates Catherine
Carmichael and Caroline Jarmoc
during a post-game press con-
ference. Carmichael and Jarmoc
will have another opportunity
next year, but for Tolefree, it was
the end of her four years as a
Jayhawk. The tears did not stop
as she stood and walked out of
“There’s a lot leaving right
there in that Tayler Tolefree,” Ray
Bechard said as Tolefree stepped
out of the media room doorway
and let the door fall shut behind
her. “Nobody defines our pro-
gram like that kid does.”
— Edited by Joanna Hlavacek
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 PAGE 8B THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the
first time this season, the Kansas
men’s basketball team had to com-
pete against multiple opponents at
once. In addition to the five men
Oregon State put on the floor, the
Jayhawks also had to contend with
foul trouble in their 84-78 victory
against the Beavers on Friday.
Foul trouble forced two Kansas
starters, guards Elijah Johnson and
Ben McLemore, to the bench for
extended periods of each half, which
stopped the Jayhawks’ momentum
and allowed the Beavers to gnaw
their way back into the game.
And when they did foul, the
Jayhawks didn’t foul with enough
intensity to affect the shot. Kansas
coach Bill Self believes his team
does this more frequently than any
other team in the nation.
“There’s no question that we
foul so soft,” Self said. “We just
don’t play real smart, and then we
haven’t had too many guys in posi-
tions to go ahead and be the guys
to close people out.”
McLemore started the game
looking unstoppable. He scored 15
points in 13 minutes of play before
finding his place on the pine.
Without McLemore on the floor,
the Jayhawk offense lost its vora-
cious attitude. The team struggled
to make plays and saw its once
14-point lead disintegrate in the
heat of an 18-4 Oregon State run
that the Beavers managed to keep
on the stove for 3:38 seconds.
And once he re-entered the game,
McLemore’s scoring touch was left
behind on the Kansas bench.
“I don’t think it affected my
play,” McLemore said. “Coach just
told me to start moving with my
feet and my hands, and that’s what
I did. I picked up another cheap
one, and I noticed when I got back
in the game, coach told me again
to move my feet, and that’s what
With Johnson and McLemore
on the bench, Johnson approached
another senior, fellow guard Travis
Releford, and told him that with
them sidelined, Releford would
have to be the one to shoulder the
Between Johnson’s encourage-
ment and Self ’s challenge to the
guards to play more aggressively on
offense after halftime, a light went
on in Releford’s head.
“Coach challenged all the guards
to attack the paint and put pres-
sure on the defense,” Releford said.
“That was my main focus coming
out in the second half.”
He played every minute of the
second half and scored 16 of his
It was the third time in a two-
week span that Releford played in
front of his friends and family in
his hometown. And his domination
of the Sprint Center continued.
He has now scored 60 points
in three games at the downtown
Kansas City arena this season.
“Travis played great in the sec-
ond half,” Self said. “I thought he
played beyond awful in the first
half. He played about as bad as he’s
played in a few years. He finally got
mad at someone, maybe it was me,
and started attacking the hole.”
Although the Jayhawks are
learning to win ugly, Self is far
from satisfied with the results his
team is producing.
“The thing that frustrates me
more than anything is that I just
can’t believe that guys don’t like
to compete,” he said. “There were
three loose balls and we could
have drove to start the game. They
ended up with six points because
of that, because we are too prima
donna to get our nose dirty.”
— Edited by Nikki Wentling
Kansas fans, reminded of
last year’s Sprint Center loss to
Davidson, felt a bit tense down the
stretch of Friday’s 84-78 win over
the Oregon State Beavers in Kansas
City, Mo., Friday night.
Oregon State guard Ahmad
Starks led OSU near the end of
the game, helping the Beavers cut
the Kansas lead to 80-77 with 15
seconds left in the match. The
Jayhawks struggled taking care
of the ball, allowing Oregon State
to keep the score close, despite
Kansas’ 60 percent shooting per-
formance from the field.
“We just don’t play real smart,”
coach Bill Self said. “We haven’t
had too many guys in positions
to be the guys to close people out.
We’re not an execution team yet,
so if you’re not that, at least guard
and rebound, and we don’t do that
great yet, but we did get a lot of
easy shots, so you can’t blame it on
Self said that after looking at
60 percent shooting, outrebound-
ing the opponent and shooting 68
percent at the free throw line, he
didn’t think the win should have
been that difficult.
The Jayhawks loose-on-ball
defense was one factor that led to
Oregon States’ comeback in the
“We did some good things, but it
all comes down to this: They guard
the guy with the ball better than we
guard the guy with the ball,” Self
said. “That’s something that obvi-
ously has to improve, or we’ll have
to change the way we play. We’ll
have to start playing some zone or
The Jayhawks’ tame defense led
to several missed opportunities for
“We had three loose balls at the
start of the game that we didn’t dive
on the floor to secure, and they
come away with six points because
we don’t,” Self said. “That’s a tough-
Self said Kansas’s lack of tough
play and a go-to player to lead
the team during the Beavers’ runs
allowed Oregon State to stay a via-
ble opponent in the game.
“We were fortunate to be up
three at half, because that thing
was at 14 and it dwindled fast,”
Self said. “We didn’t have guys step
up and stem the tide so to speak.
We just played poorly when we
needed to be sound. That led to the
Senior guard Elijah Johnson
continued to struggle scoring, with
only six points in 28 minutes of
“He got whipped,” Self said. “The
point guard on their team gets 25,
and ours gets four. That’s a little
frustrating because I don’t know
where we go from there yet. I’m
trying to figure out a way to put us
in a situation where the other team
doesn’t feel so comfortable.”
The Jayhawks took just nine
3-pointers, a stark contrast to the
team that shot 20 or more 3-point
shots in three of its seven games
this year. Self emphasized getting
to the basket, as Kansas scored 49
points in the paint.
“Coach challenged me at half-
time, and all of the guards, just
seeing how we hadn’t been attack-
ing the paint, which is stuff we’ve
been working on the past week,”
senior guard Travis Releford said.
“I noticed that, so I figured I
should probably put pressure on
the defense to help the team, and it
opened up a lot for us.”
Releford said the backcourt
chemistry is still a work in prog-
ress. He said the young players are
“It’s early on, Releford said.
“We’re only seven games in. It’s a
lot of work, but we have a break
coming up. Hopefully, we come
together better than we have
recently. I think it will all come
For Self, the game boiled down
to one major point.
“They didn’t score off their
actions,” Self said. “They scored off
of us not being able to guard the
ball, which is pretty important.”
—Edited by Joanna Hlavacek
Kansas wins despite foul trouble
Self far from satisiﬁed with
Jayhawks’ latest victory
Freshman guard Ben McLemore dunks during the ﬁrst half of the match against Oregon State in Kansas City, Mo. McLemore
had 21 total points with two steals.
Senior forward Jeff Withey slams the ball into the hoop in the second half of Friday
night’s game. Withey had 17 points in the Jayhawks victory against Oregon State.
Freshman guard Rio Adams elevates to hit two points over Oregon State defenders. The Jayhawks were victorious in their
game at the Sprint Center on Friday night with a ﬁnal score of 84-78.
Senior guard Travis Releford goes for the layup during the game against Oregon State on Friday inside the Sprint Center in
Kansas City, Mo. Releford scored 20 points and had ﬁve assists.
WHAT: 84-78 victory for
Kansas against Oregon
WHEN: Friday, November
WHERE: Sprint Center,
Kansas City, Mo.