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tory collapse last spring, Rahman jumped at the chance to go back to Dhaka as a summer intern at a local law firm, which handled the case for the factory collapse. Madeline Heeren, also a second year law student from Lenexa, joined Rahman. “We wanted to go and see what really happened, what the factories are really like, if they are as bad as the news made them out to be,” Heeren said. In Dhaka, they couldn't help but notice the irony. In the second largest garment and textile manufacturer in the world, the people working in the garment factories didn't have clothes to wear themselves. “I grew up there so I was aware of the poverty. When you are in that situation, living among poverty, it becomes so normal you become desensitized to the situation,” Rahman said. “But after living in the U.S. for an extended period of time and then going back, it really hits you, the immense level of poverty that’s there. The things that we as Americans take for granted on a daily basis are luxuries for people living in poverty in Bangladesh.” Heeren took some Reeses chocolate to share with the kids in Dhaka. So many kids gathered around the vehicle,
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email@example.com Aqmar Rahman and Madeline Heeren dream of a day when the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh are filled with crimson and blue. The two law students are the founders of the nonprofit organization United Across Borders with a simple yet ambitious goal — to provide T-shirts and blankets to the poor around the world with the help of fellow Jayhawks. “Our mission is to provide people with certain things that are basic necessities that we don’t really think about. We buy T-shirts and we throw them away, and we want to repurpose that for a good cause for the people that really need it,” Rahman said. Having spent the past 13 years in Lawrence, Rahman, second year law student, considers himself a “townie” and a die-hard Jayhawk. However, his roots lie half way across the world in Dhaka. Dhaka is the crowded capital of Bangladesh, where more than 30 percent of its population lives in poverty according to World Bank. It’s where the highly publicized factory collapse occurred last April, with casualties of more than 1,100 people. After hearing about the fac-
Second year law students Aqmar Rahman and Madeline Heeren, founders of United Across Borders, hand out Jayhawk T-shirts to Bangladeshi children. she couldn't move. After seeing how easily delighted the children were, she also gave away a couple of old Jayhawk shirts out of their own luggage when visiting Dhaka’s slums. Chocolate, Heeren believes, is universal — everyone knows it and loves it. Apparently, so is a smiling Jayhawk. “It was really exciting to give them something that perhaps don’t mean that much to us, a used shirt, but gave them so much joy,” Rahman said. “I think all the kids loved the Jayhawk. It’s a smiling bird, and they probably didn't understand it, but from our point of view, it was exciting to share our Jayhawk pride with them, to see them in crimson and blue.” On their way back, Heeren and Rahman were trailed by children running after the car for good 10 minutes in hopes of more treats. “That’s when Madeline had the idea to start United Across Borders, to provide basic necessities to people who don’t have anything honestly,” Rahman said. With the help of the Alumni Association, the organization is calling on Jayhawks around
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the nation to donate old KU shirts and blankets or buy a United Across Borders shirt from the KU Bookstore for its Buy A Shirt, Give A Shirt campaign. For every shirt sold, the organization can give two shirts and a blanket to someone in Bangladesh. “What happens in Bangla-
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British theater students bring their act to campus
firstname.lastname@example.org For English students Blair-Lawrence Yates and Alexander Eleftheriou, international student orientation last fall was one of the strangest experiences of their lives. “All of the orientation leaders lined up at the front, they held hands and they swayed— they were singing the Alma Mater. I was with a bunch of British kids in the back and we were like ‘What the hell?’” Yates remembered. “At that time, I was regretting coming here. I was like, ‘Are they serious?’ I get it now; I get that that’s just school spirit, but it just felt so patronizing at the time, because everyone at university in Britain is just, ‘Uh...I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to leave.’ But then again, that’s just British culture — everything’s just a bit more depressive,” he laughed. Yates and Eleftheriou are both theater majors from the University of Kent who are spending this year studying abroad at the University. Yates is studying to become a director; Eleftheriou an actor.
Eleftheriou grew up in London, a city known for its abundance of theater. Yates grew up in Canterbury, but would visit London and its theaters often in his childhood, to which he attests his interest in performing. But why would students from an area rich in theater culture choose to come to an isolated
“KU is exceptional. There’s really a sense of family... everyone just wants everyone else to succeed.” BLAIR-LAWRENCE YATES theater student
Blair-Lawrence Yates, a theater student from Britain, rehearses a scene. Yates and fellow student Alexander Eleftheriou travelled from London to study at the University for the year as part of a study abroad program.
college town in the Midwest, of all places? “Generally, I liked the look of KU,” Yates said. “I thought it would be different. I knew that KU had a good drama department. I knew they had experts from the West and East Coast coming in to teach — all of them are very prominent in their field.” While this also factored into Eleftheriou’s decision, he said
the final choice was probably due more to chance. It was only because of Yates that Eleftheriou selected Kansas as one of his choices in the first place (albeit, his fourth choice school). “The reason I’m here is actually because of Blair,” he said. “[Blair] said, ‘I’m going to put down Kansas as one of my choices,’ and I was like, really? Kansas? Like, are you really going to do that? I looked it up on the internet and I thought, okay. I put this down as my fourth choice, and the lady just put me here, I think because no one else put it down as a choice.” Despite his jokes about coming to a smaller Midwestern town, Eleftheriou had a large smile on his face when he spoke about his fondness for the University. “I didn’t think I’d like the Midwest, but I really do,’ he said. “When you think of America, you think that everyone is ultra-religious, Republican — but that’s just not the case at all. People are so differ-
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desh is that if a family gets a blanket, the whole family will huddle up with this one blanket during the night, so one blanket can support a family of four or five,” Rahman said. Rahman and Heeren had already held a successful clothing drive within the law school, and Estella McCollum, the director of the KU Bookstore is optimistic about the new campaign. “I’m really impressed with the passion they have for what they are doing, and I think it’s a good opportunity to provide KU students and alumni and fans to buy not just another KU shirt, but a KU shirt that has a positive message with it,” McCollum said. With the success of the Buy A Shirt, Give A Shirt campaign, the organization hopes to expand further, to create a global Jayhawk force. “Bangladesh is just a starting point,” Rahman said. “You have to start somewhere, and because we were there this summer, it hits close to us and I think it’s a good place to begin. Hopefully, we can expand to all corners of the world if we can get enough help from our Jayhawk fans.” For now, Rahman and Heeren are content with creating a second home for the Jayhawks in Dhaka. The simplest way to help is to donate a shirt or buy a shirt, Rahman said. “The T-shirt, it represents that the Jayhawk nation is everywhere,” Rahman said. “Wherever in the world you are, your Jayhawk pride travels. And if you buy our T-shirt, hopefully, we can create Jayhawk pride in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, whether they know it or not.” For more information, go to unitedacrossborders.org. — Edited by Jack Feigh
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ent from what you expect.” Although Eleftheriou did not attend any basketball games this year at the University, he did attend football games in the fall, as his roommate was a member of the team. “For me, this concept of college sports doesn’t exist in England,” he said. “It was really funny — I used to sit with the parents of the [players], and you learn how from a young age they’re playing football, playing football. It was amazing hearing the stories of the parents. I’m going to have to support Kansas now; I’m really looking forward to going back and wearing the Jayhawk. I really want to see if people shout, ‘Rock Chalk’ from across the road. Apparently it happens; there’s a big [KU] community in London and I’m looking forward to it.” For Yates and Eleftheriou, the theater program at the University is radically different from that of their home university. The theater program at Kent is incredibly academic-based with a stricter grading system and more theory. Yates explained that here at the University, learning is more practical. “[In England,] you pop into University maybe 10 hours, possibly 12 hours a week and you never have to go back on campus,” Yates said. “Here, you’re actually doing plays and directing stuff and you’re learning how to act, rather than just the theory of acting. We [English students] learn very early on some things that aren’t taught here until graduate level, but we never learn the practical side — you have
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to go to a drama school for that.” In addition to their academics, the two students have become highly involved with the University productions. Both Yates and Eleftheriou were cast members of “Much Ado about Nothing.” “I’m so glad, so glad, that I had that experience,” Eleftheriou said, smiling. “I didn’t audition for it, but Peter Zazzali sent me an email. He said, ‘Do you want to be in Much Ado?’ And I said, ‘Why? What happened? He said the [actor] doesn’t know if he wants to do it, because he has a professional gig in KC. So I thought I was going to be an understudy, and then the next day [Zazzali] said, ‘He’s not in it any more — you’ve got the whole thing.” Eleftheriou explained that the show was of a collaborative nature, with director Zazzali asking actors for their opinions and suggestions throughout rehearsals. Although Eleftheriou wished for more planned rehearsals at times, he still thoroughly being a part of the show. “I think I’ve learned more from ‘Much Ado’ than any of my classes,” he said. “[I learned] about Shakespeare, about vocals, about directing in general — I really loved Peter Zazzali’s class about directing. In ‘Much Ado,’ I got to see him work and understand the importance of collaboration and of the words. I learned so much through him in that play.” Yates’ face lit up as he talked about his time on the stage of the Crafton-Preyer Theater — his favorite memory as an actor. “Being on stage is fantastic,”
he said. “There’s one big scene where I have a speech about me being an ass. It’s a very funny monologue. Whenever I came off and people were laughing — sometimes in one or two shows people applauded after it — that was it, that was the moment for me. Happiest moment at KU, happiest moment of being an actor, is just getting that feedback from the audience.” Yates is also an ensemble member in “The Other Shore” and is in the process of writing and revising three plays and a monologue. One of his plays, “The Human Exhibit,” was performed in a rehearsed reading in December for his independent study program. The one-act play features two ghosts haunting a museum and contemplating their lives. After “The Other Shore” is performed, Yates will also direct the play, “The Big Ride,” to be performed in May. Despite his love for all things theater, directing both his own works and others’ works is what he hopes to do in his future. “Directing is great for me because you get to engineer everything,” he said. “You get to play with the actors. Together you discover where you want to go with a scene, what the characters are doing, how they are doing it. You get to work with the script and rediscover what it has to say and find out what you want to show from the script and how you want to come across with the play.” Eleftheriou is creating a documentary about his experience as a Brit in America and the mystique surrounding his culture for his independent study program. He
hopes to create a film that will demonstrate the American fascination with the British culture, which he has experienced firsthand. “When you think of America, you think of course, because I’m British, everyone is going to be asking about my accent. And I thought it was just stereotypical, but it was actually true,” he laughed. “People do come up to you, wanting you to speak to them. They say, ‘Oh my God, you’re British!’ I couldn’t get over it.” Yates and Eleftheriou both explained that the intimacy of the University’s theater program is something they will miss when they return to England. “KU is exceptional,” Yates said. “There’s really a sense of family. Normally what you see, back home and in the professional world as well, is an egotistical environment. The people who think they’re the best often act like they are, and don’t give any time to anyone else. KU is the only place where I haven’t seen that happen. There’s no cliques; everyone just wants everyone else to succeed.” Yates hopes to return to the U.S. after graduating from Kent and continue his theater career in a big city like New York. Although Eleftheriou plans to pursue his career in England, returning to the U.S. is something that he would not refuse. “If someone said, ‘come back,’ I would definitely come back and visit,” Eleftheriou explained. “I feel like I have a connection now here. America is crazy — but in a good way.” — Edited by Kate Shelton
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Longboarders struggle with on-campus restrictions
firstname.lastname@example.org While many people like to take their cars, the bus, a bike or simply walk to campus, a small group prefers to take a different approach. Students like Derek Orfanos, a junior from Chicago, like to cruise to class on a longboard. “It’s just a fun way to get around,” said Orfanos, who’s been using the skateboard-surfboard hybrid for about three years. “It’s a lot easier than other ways of getting around, like if you’re on a bike and have to lock it up and all that.” But longboarders like Orfanos run into a bit of a problem once they reach campus on their boards: it’s outlawed. According to a city ordinance, it is illegal to use a skateboard, rollerblades, rollerskates or another similar device on sidewalks from the area of Jayhawk Boulevard from West Campus Road to Thirteenth Street, including 1,000 feet on either side of that area. Violators of the ordinance are subject to a citation up to $90 and are summoned to appear in municipal court according to Article 17-702.2(B) the Code of the City of Lawrence. The violators longboard could also be impounded. The law has been in effect since July 1996. Although Orfanos has never been issued a citation, he has been pulled over twice by campus police for violating the rule, one that he disagrees with because the differences between a skateboard and a longboard aren’t considered in the law, he said. “A longboard is kind of like a bike because it’s flat and doesn’t have a lip like a skateboard, so you can’t do tricks and jump up and do damage to school property,” he said. “You just kind of cruise on the streets, so it’s a bit different than skateboarding. It’s a means of getting around more as opposed to having fun and jumping around.” Colby Killinger, a senior from Silver Lake, has also been longboarding to class since he arrived at the University in 2009. He said he’s been told to stop on campus multiple times as well, and always tries to convince officers why he sees longboarding as a different and safer means of transportation compared to skating. “You don’t get off the ground, that’s the big difference between it and skating,” he said. “Skateboards are touchier too, you might hit a small rock or twig and it will knock you over, but on a longboard you just cruise right over that stuff.” Killinger transferred to the University from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, and one of the biggest differences he noted was what he sees as a lack of respect for longboarders from Lawrence citizens. “Lamoni was just a very longboard-aware town,” he said. “We could bomb a hill and there’s a car cruising right behind us, whereas here a car might try and pass you and get around you. There was more of an acceptance there, and here it’s more looked down upon, where people think it’s kind of a nuisance. ” While damage to campus property is one of the reasons the ban on skateboarding exists, another motivating factor is the safety of those walking on sidewalks as well. “Safety is a concern as it deals with a large pedestrian population,” said KU Public Safety Captain James Anguiano. “This would also be the case if someone was riding in the street as it would deal with vehicular traffic.” Killinger said he understands longboarding at the University could potentially be dangerous. He thinks some sort of balance needs to be struck that allows students to longboard near campus, but keeps other pedestrians safe. “You have to know your limits and skate within them,” Killinger said. “Boarders have to be respectful of other students and campus goers, so I could understand no longboarding between the booths during school hours.” — Edited by Jamie Koziol
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Colby Killinger, a senior from Silver Lake, rides his longboard on campus. Longboards, like skateboards, are illegal on campus sidewalks.
Kansas now able to strip Planned Parenthood funds
WICHITA, Kan. — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Kansas can strip two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal family planning money while the organization moves forward with its legal challenge of a state law it says is retaliation for its advocacy of abortion rights. At issue in Tuesday's ruling is money distributed to states under Title X, a federally financed family planning program. The Title X money targets low-income individuals seeking reproductive services such as birth control, pregnancy testing, cancer screenings and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. It cannot be used for abortions. U.S. District Court J. Thomas Marten blocked enforcement of the state law in 2011, ruling that it unconstitutionally was intended to punish Planned Parenthood for advocating for abortion rights and would likely be overturned. He ordered Kansas to continue funding Planned Parenthood until the case was resolved. He also found the state law violates the U.S. Constitution's supremacy clause, saying states cannot impose additional requirements for entities to qualify for federal programs. A divided panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver overturned Marten's rulings, saying Kansas can halt the funding. Tuesday's decision is not a final ruling on the merits of the case itself, and the appeals court sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. Given the split 2-1 ruling and the issues at stake in the litigation, it is also likely that the panel's decision could be appealed to the full court for a rehearing. The appeals court panel rejected Planned Parenthood's claims that losing the family planning money amounted to a violation of free-speech rights for associating with abortion providers. It also said that the supremacy clause does not necessarily entitle Planned Parenthood to a court order forcing the state to continue the family planning funding. The panel rejected the notion that Planned Parenthood can challenge the state law as unconstitutionally "solely on the ground that its passage was motivated by a desire to penalize Planned Parenthood's protected speech and association." Judge Carlos Lucero wrote that Marten's ruling was "well-grounded" in its findings of fact, had correctly applied court precedent and was free of error. Planned Parenthood's lawsuit challenged a Kansas law that requires the state to first allocate Title X money to public health departments and hospitals, which leaves no funds for specialty family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood. Kansas had argued Marten's ruling "emasculates the state
This photo shows the Planned Parenthood at 2226 E Central Ave. in Wichita, Kan. A federal appeals court on Tuesday, March 25, ruled that Kansas can strip two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal family planning funds while the organization moves forward with its legal challenge of a state law. of Kansas' autonomy and sovereignty rights" in the Constitution's 11th Amendment. The state contends the law restricting the distribution of federal family planning funds does not target Planned Parenthood because the statute itself does not name the group or mention abortion. The entities affected are Planned Parenthood's clinics
in Wichita and Hays, neither of which provides abortion services.
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We need advertisements for other colleges because obviously KU hasn’t been able to teach you how to spell life. Habeas porpoise: the right to have a dolphin present at your trial. Brace yourselves, politically motivated chalk drawings are coming. This is Thor, single and ready to mingle! To the person who stole a parking spot from the red car outside hash: I WILL ﬁnd you! Funny to see the students in exercise clothes take the elevator for two ﬂights of the stairs... If you wear a coat when its 30 degrees out, welcome to a small percentage of KU’s student body. No mini van should be called a swagger wagon. That moment when you skip the bathroom so you don’t miss the bus....and then wait ten minutes because it’s late. Our team looked like Tyler was coaching instead of Bill for most of the season. Bill has to get that ﬁre back. My respect for classmates plummets when they use “gay” or related terms in a derogatory way to describe things. It’s 2014, please stop already. Two days into school and I already skipped a class. The only thing better than a nap is getting a real night’s sleep. If you’re going to walk slow, keep to the right. Just because you want to freeze doesn’t mean that I have to! When I pick up a UDK I sometimes wonder if I’ll ﬁnd a horoscope that is in the negative numbers. If I do, I know it’ll be mine. I’d make a sports joke here but I think it’s still too soon... Graduation gets closer and I still don’t have a job... This week I wanted to wear a dress. That’s all I wanted. Why is that so much to ask, weather? Tumblr: the secret to failing tests and forgetting about essays. Someday I’m going to grow up and become a professional FFA submitter. I’ve sent out so many cover letters that I can now pitch all the pretend good qualities I have in a voice that almost sounds like I believe it.
he only thing that I can think of is sleep. Time hasn’t been moving, probably because I keep stealing glances at the clock. I’ve been bussing tables for 13 hours so far — my entire day. I opened this morning. Now I’m closing. I got stuck with the double shift because a co-worker didn’t show up again. I have every right in the world to be angry, but I’m not. I’m just tired. At least it’s better than the time half of my coworkers didn’t show up for New Year’s Eve, or when we were grossly understaffed for Christmas Eve. I take out the trash and some of the trash juice seeps out of the bag and splashes on my face. I clock out. Stories like these are a dime a dozen in the service industry. I spent my high school years working in various service jobs. Cooking, bussing, delivering, dishwashing, I did it all. It was probably one of the worst times of my life. Even though I hated it, I think it’s something everyone should experience. Those who never worked in the service industry probably don’t understand how difficult working in food (or retail) really is. It’s hard work for low pay. It’s not just demeaning, it’s soul crushing. Service workers are generally treated like trash. This attitude comes from
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customers, managers, even co-workers. Servers crying in the back or cooks screaming inside the walk-in freezer weren’t uncommon occurrences. That sucks, but it builds a thick skin. At a certain point you become immune to it. I learned to just accept certain things and move on. I probably lost a few years of life from all of the unnecessary stress, but made it back with the wisdom that I gained. I also picked up some useful skills. I gained knowledge on how to thoroughly (and I mean thoroughly) clean anything and everything. I learned how to cook a myriad of different foods. Time management became important. I learned the value of a dollar. I also cultivated a work ethic that will stick with me for the rest of my life. As horrible as my jobs were, that didn’t mean that I was complacent about my work. There’s a stereotype that food workers are lazy because they don’t care about their jobs (or don’t make enough money to care).
That’s true to a degree. Some workers didn’t care; most of them got fired pretty quickly. I had to work hard because I was expendable. Workers were in and out every week. I was pushed by those jobs. I discovered that I’m capable of a lot, and that I was capable of a lot more than a minimum wage job. As a teen, working in food was almost like a “scared straight” program. There’s nothing more hopelessly depressing than the thought of working in food for the rest of your life. Because of the fear for my job, I created the drive to never have to go back to it. The life lessons, skills and independence I gained from working in food can’t be produced from any other activity alone. I also made money while I did it. Even if you’re no longer a teen, many individuals learn these lessons in college. There are plenty of food jobs in Lawrence. Or maybe you can’t, but you can consider it for your children. You can at least respect the most important lesson that I learned — always leave a tip. Dalton Boehm is a freshman from Merriam studying journalism.
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ne of the most popular musicals of the 20th century starred a curly, red-headed orphan who went by the name of Annie. Many remakes of “Annie” have been done, most frequently adapted as musicals, with every Annie being played by a white female with curly red hair. A new movie trailer for “Annie” came out earlier this month, and many viewers were taken aback when they saw the girl who is going to be America’s new Annie. Oscar-nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, has been chosen to play the iconic role of Annie, and she is anything but your “traditional” Annie. Wallis is a 10-year-old African-American actress whose performance in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” earned her a best actress Academy Awards nomination back in 2012 – making her the youngest actress ever to receive this nomination. Not surprisingly, the internet exploded with comments about Wallis being chosen as Annie, and of course the comments had to do with the color of her skin. People disregard the fact that Wallis is an amazing actress, instead they are focusing on the issue that she is not white and not a red-head. Personally, I feel that “Annie” is beneath Wallis’ acting abilities, but that alone should give viewers a reason to think that this rendition of “Annie” will be phenomenal. Twitter comments flooded with remarks like, “I’m not racist but...” and followed with comments about how Annie should be played by someone who is white. If you have to defend yourself and say you are not being racist, you are, in fact, being racist. Annie is a fictional story. Who cares if it started off with a white, redheaded girl? Keeping things traditional is boring. It’s fun to change things up every now and then, and this gives more
By Cecilia Cho
opportunities for talented actresses like Wallis to shine. For those who don’t remember, there have been plenty of non-white roles portrayed by white actors. Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra, Ben Affleck played Tony Mendez, a CIA agent of Hispanic decent, in “Argo,” Jake Gyllenhaal plays a Persian prince in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games,” while in the books Katniss is described as non-white with dark, olive skin. The list goes on and on – people are being extremely hypocritical over the fact that there is a “black Annie,” but when roles are reversed and ethnic roles are played by white actors, people turn a blind eye. People need to get over the fact that Annie is not going to be white, and that Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks will not be a white – he is renamed in the 2014 film as Benjamin Stacks, played by Jamie Foxx. “Annie” is taking a new direction and breaking traditional standards, hopefully giving future filmmakers a reason to take risks and use actors for their talent and not just their looks. Honestly, I’ve never had an interest in watching “Annie,” but after seeing the trailer I’m excited to watch the new film this Christmas, not because of the color of her skin, but because Wallis’ acting ability is simply perfection, and I know she is going to kill it as the “new Annie.” Cecilia Cho is a junior from Overland Park studying journalism.
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firstname.lastname@example.org KU Recreation Services offer a variety of different fitness classes to students regularly throughout the week. One of these classes is called HIIT, which stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This class is different from many other fitness classes offered through the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. Each HIIT class is a 45-minute workout period that consists of timed circuit workouts that are of very high and then very low intensity periods. Regular HIIT class attendee Meghan Saravanja, a freshman from Junction City, describes the class as “a 45-minute power workout which uses interval style training and constant motion to get you both a cardio workout along with strength building.” These 45 minutes may seem short, but you will be working every part of your body within this time period. These workouts are designed to raise your heart rate quickOpskar said. This type of workout might be more appealing to people who don’t like the rush of trying to understand a choreographed routine quickly. This class allows you to push yourself to your limit. Paige Lueker, a freshman from Junction City, also takes the HIIT class on a regular basis. “My favorite thing about HIIT is instead of spending an hour to an hour and a half at the gym making sure you get cardio and strength training in, you can get it all in 45 minutes,” Lueker said. HIIT equals workout efficiency at its finest. HIIT class is offered Mondays from 2:30-3:15, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-1:45, Thursdays from 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m., and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3:00-3:45. To attend regularly, a KU Fit pass is required but to try out the class it’s a $3 fee when you arrive. — Edited by Kate Shelton
ly for a short period of time. There are short rest periods and then you work to build your heart rate back up. “The idea is that with interval training you actually burn more calories than you do during a long steady state cardio session,” Stephen Opskar, HIIT instructor, said. HIIT is a unique class that is offered in that it is not set to a particular routine. The class is set up to be more boot camp style. “This means that you are not all doing each rep together, you are working at your own pace trying to get it done as fast as you can,”
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Mark Wahlberg, a cast member in the upcoming ﬁlm “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” talks about the movie at the Opening Night Presentation from Paramount Pictures at CinemaCon 2014 on March 24.
Wahlberg guarantees a hit with ‘Transformers’
LAS VEGAS — Mark Wahlberg, star of the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction," is promising the fourth installment of the Michael Bay-directed franchise will be a huge hit. "For moviegoers all over the world, I guarantee this will take it up a notch," Wahlberg said Monday at the annual movie-theater convention CinemaCon. Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore said Bay was hesitant to return to the franchise until they were able to zero in on the right story and cast that would capture his imagination. "Michael promised me it would be a very different, stand-alone movie, which it absolutely is," said Wahlberg. "It is bigger and better than the other three (films) combined. This will be the biggest movie of 2014." In the action film, Wahlberg, who reteams with Bay after last year's "Pain and Gain," plays Cade Yeager, an automobile mechanic who discovers a rundown truck, which is really a transformer. Soon, he's the target of Autobots, Decepticons and the government. With a series of "Transformers" films, which featured a consistent cast including Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel
and Tyrese Gibson, Wahlberg admitted he's feeling the pressure of stepping into the shoes of the other actors. But he says he "had to jump at the opportunity because I really feel like it is probably the most iconic franchise in movie history."
“It is bigger and better than the other three (ﬁlms) combined. This will be the biggest movie of 2014.”
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Wahlberg was joined on stage by his co-stars and CinemaCon Rising Stars award recipients Nicola Peltz, who plays his daughter, Tessa Yeager, and Jack Reynor, who portrays Tessa's boyfriend, Shane. But the surprise guest was Wahlberg's 10-year-old daughter, Ella, who is not in the film, but accompanied her dad to Vegas. "This is (Ella's) first time in Vegas and hopefully her last," Wahlberg joked. The actor flexes his protective daddy disposition in the upcoming action film as well. His Cade comically nags daughter Tessa about her tiny shorts and the boyfriend he didn't know she had, offering a glimpse into the humor of the new
film. Though Bay was expected to attend CinemaCon to also plug "Age of Extinction," Wahlberg says the filmmaker was confined to the edit bay to finalize the film's special effects. Or could he have been afraid of another teleprompter mishap? "He wanted me to make sure that you all understand that the effects are temp," added Wahlberg of the extended preview shown to the industry crowd. Unfinished or not, the impressive footage, including bigger, more powerful robots, sharper battle scenes and a fresh crop of good-looking movie stars, could be just the thing to drive home Wahlberg's No. 1 film prediction and cap Bay's massively successful series, which together have grossed over $2.6 billion. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is due June 27.
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which went for extra bases. She hit four home runs, two doubles and 11 RBIs. Wichita State has won its last three games and ﬁve of their past seven. They also have recorded 34 stolen bases on 41 attempts. The Shockers’ star slugger freshman utility Paige Luellen has a .411 batting average and has cranked out eight doubles, one triple and six home runs this season, along with 32 RBIs and 22 runs scored. The matchup between Kansas and Wichita State is the last non-conference contest for the Jayhawks before opening conference play against Oklahoma State this weekend at home in Arrocha Ballpark. — Amie Just
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Kansas softball (24-10) ends its eight-game road span with a game against in-state opponent Wichita State (18-11) today, with ﬁrst pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. in Wichita. The Jayhawks lead the all-time series with the Shockers 69-17. Kansas is coming off of a win against eighth ranked Kentucky going into the matchup. Another motivator for Kansas against the Shockers is that for the third straight week a Kansas player has been honored by the Big 12 conference. This week, freshman catcher Harli Ridling was named Big 12 Player of the Week for her efforts. She led the team with a .480 batting average on 12 hits, half of
Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial this week
Jayhawks show good signs on the green
email@example.com This is the performance coach Erin O’Neill has been looking for out of her Kansas women’s golf team all season. On Tuesday afternoon, Kansas golf, led by Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Thanuttra Boonraksasat, placed seventh out of 17 teams at Briar’s Creek Invitational in John Island, S.C. At Briar’s Creek, Kansas finished in 908 strokes (+39), which was just 15 strokes behind the winner Texas Tech. Texas Tech shot the three rounds in 888 strokes, 24 shots above par. Kawinpakorn led the Jayhawks with her 15th placing, shooting 223 (+7) over three rounds, including an even 72 on her final round, while Boonraksasat followed closely behind in 18th with a 224 (+8). O’Neill was delighted by the effort’s the athletes gave her. “I’m very pleased with how we played today,” O’Neill said. “I think we are close to putting some really low scores together as a team.” Those low scores included a final round of 294 (+6), which, according to a news release from KU Athletics, was a tie for the fourth lowest team score for the tournament. Despite the encouraging signs from the athletes on Tuesday, O’Neill is always looking for things to build on. When asked about areas for improvement, O’Neill didn’t hesitate to address the “little things.” “Overall we need to continue to improve our course management along with our putting. We had a few too many three-putts,” O’Neill said. Even on a course that spanned 6,120 yards, in the game of golf, it is often the small details like the chips and putts that make the biggest difference between bogeys and birdies. The Jayhawks will look to trim those three-putts down to two-putts on April 4-6, when they travel to Dallas for the SMU Invitational. Until then, it is time to hit the putting greens for practice. — Edited by Stella Liang
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nine-point early deficit, and ensued the second round win with a third round loss to Stanford. The Cardinal ended Kansas’ run to a national championship and delivered the Jayhawks their fourth loss of March. Stanford was a 10 seed, but didn’t have a single underclassman in its starting lineup. Some will say that a lower seed beating the number two seed was an upset. In all reality, the more experienced team won, which means it wasn’t an
upset after all. Kansas was 3-4 in March. Fans should have seen this coming. In order for Kansas to have had a similar postseason experience as past championships, the Jayhawks needed to peak at the right time. The inexperienced Jayhawks peaked too early in the season and couldn’t overcome the absence of Joel Embiid, therefore eliciting the inevitable early loss in the tournament. — Edited by Cara Winkley
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death. In a rare public comment, Pistorius said he was going through "a tough time" as the case advanced. "We've got a lot ahead of us," he told reporters after the court adjourned. Defense lawyer Brian Webber said Pistorius is "likely" to take the stand to open the defense case. "I don't think we have a choice. It's a question of when," Webber said of Pistorius' testimony, which legal experts describe as critical because the judge will have a chance to assess firsthand whether he is credible. The case will be decided by Judge Thokozile Masipa with help from two assessors. South African courts do not have a jury system. After the prosecution rested, defense lawyer Barry Roux asked for time to consult some of the 107 state witnesses who had not testified against Pistorius, who admits shooting Reeva Steenkamp through the closed door of a toilet cubicle last year. Masipa adjourned the trial until Friday so Roux could prepare his arguments that Pistorius killed the 29-yearold model by accident, thinking she was an intruder in his home. Pistorius has sometimes reacted emotionally in the courtroom. He shed tears this week during testimony about text messages that he and Steenkamp exchanged in the weeks before her death on Feb. 14, 2013. In earlier testimony, he retched and vomited at a pathologist's description of Steenkamp's gunshot wounds. At other times, he has appeared calm, taking notes during testimony and conferring with his lawyers during breaks. The 27-year-old Olympian once basked in global publicity stemming from his achievements on the track but became an almost silent, somewhat cryptic figure after Steenkamp's death, his account only outlined in legal statements that were carefully tailored by his high-powered legal team. Earlier Tuesday, Roux sought to show that Pistorius had a loving relationship with his girlfriend, referring to telephone messages in which
Oscar Pistorius and his aunt Lois Pistorius, right, hug after the prosecution closed its case in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 25. Pistorius is charged with the Valentines Day 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The trial will resume Friday. they exchanged warm compliments and said they missed each other. The testimony contrasted with several messages read in court a day earlier in which Pistorius and Steenkamp argued, part of the prosecution's couple's mobile devices. Roux noted a Jan. 19 exchange in which Reeva sent Pistorius a photo of herself in a hoodie and making a kissing face and asked, "You like it?" "I love it," Pistorius said, according to the message.
“I don’t think we have a choice (to testify). It’s a question of when.” BRIAN WEBBER Oscar Pistorius’ defense lawyer
effort to demonstrate that the athlete killed his girlfriend after an intense disagreement. In those messages, Steenkamp told the runner that she was sometimes scared by his behavior, which included jealous outbursts in front of other people. Roux noted that the tense messages amounted to a tiny fraction of the roughly 1,700 texts that police Capt. Francois Moller, a cellphone expert, extracted from the
"So warm," Steenkamp responded. Roux was also granted permission to show video broadcast by Sky News that showed Pistorius and Steenkamp kissing in a convenience store. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel questioned the relevance of the store video, saying he could ask for a courtroom viewing of another video, also broadcast by Sky News, which shows Pistorius at a gun range, firing a shotgun
and using a pistol to shoot a watermelon, which bursts on impact. Nel also said many messages of affection between the couple were brief, in contrast to the texted arguments, which were far longer and dwelled on their relationship in greater depth. Earlier, Moller said Steenkamp connected to the Internet on her cellphone hours before Pistorius killed her. She made the connection just before 9 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2013, and the connection lasted for more than 11 hours, possibly because social media programs were still open. Moller's extraction of data also shed light on what appeared to be frantic calls made from one of Pistorius' cellphones after the killing. They included a call to the administrator of the housing estate where Pistorius lived at 3:19 a.m. on Feb. 14, a call a minute later to an ambulance service and a call a minute after that to the housing estate security.
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March Madness begins with a weekend of thrilling upsets
By Tori Rubinstein
Dakota State downed fifth-seeded Oklahoma, you could sense that this year was going to be like no other. Many fans woke up Friday with brackets already busted. After one of the craziest days in tournament history, no one was prepared for what would be the most shocking exit thus far. As Mercer danced its way to a 78-71 victory over third-seeded Duke, you could hear the sound of brackets shattering all over the country. People are still trying to figure out how this little school that few people have heard of prevailed over one of the most experienced NCAA tournament teams of all time. But it happened. Other upsets of the day included Stanford over New Mexico, Tennessee over UMass and SF Austin over VCU. Enter the round of 32. It became clear that the madness showed no signs of slowing down as Syracuse
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very year, millions of people take to ESPN.com to fill out their March Madness brackets. Which underdog team will peak at the right time? Which top team will crumble in the early rounds? And who will reign supreme as the national champion? Usually the average person goes a couple of rounds before their bracket takes a turn for the worst. This year however, your bracket was most likely fried by sundown in the first round. March Madness is in full swing this year, and no top seed is safe. So far in the tournament, there have already been thirteen games in which a lower-seeded team has beaten a higher-seeded team and it all started with the very first matchup of the tournament When Dayton went on to stun sixth-seeded Ohio State, you could feel the excitement in the air. March Madness was officially here and in full swing. The next shocking exit came when Harvard was able to hold off fifth-seeded Cincinnati. And as North
and Dayton were going down to the wire in Buffalo, NY. And as Tyler Ennis’s last second three-point jumper bounced off the rim, giving Dayton their second upset of the tourney, there seemed to be nothing more that could possibly phase college basketball fans. The other big upset of the day came from University of Connecticut (UConn), who sent second-seeded Villanova home with an eleven-point victory. Day two of the second round started off with none other than an upset when second-seeded Kansas just couldn’t get a handle on a hot Stanford team. The undefeated and controversial Wichita State Shockers were sent packing when eighth-seeded Kentucky proved to be too much down the stretch. And finally, the last upset of the day came from Baylor who easily handled Doug McDermott and
Creighton with a 30 point win. If we’ve learned anything from these past few days, it’s that the name “March Madness” is not just a clever alliteration. Every team that is thrown into this tournament truly believes that it can beat anybody and no one is going to hand you an easy first-round victory because you think you deserve it. The beauty of sports, and March Madness in particular, is that anything can and will happen. We can only imagine what the rest of the tournament will have in store. — Edited by Jack Feigh
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Penn State defeats Florida, advances to Sweet 16
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Maggie Lucas and Dara Taylor each scored 22 points to send Penn State into the Sweet 16 with a 83-61 win over Florida on Tuesday night. The third-seeded Lady Lions (24-7) will play at No. 2 Stanford (30-3) on Sunday. Lucas, the two-time Big Ten player of the year, surpassed the 2,500 career-point milestone and led the Lady Lions to the NCAA tournament regional semiﬁnal for the second time in three seasons. Ariel Edwards added 16 points for Penn State. The Lady Lions are in the Sweet 16 for the 13th time. Led by Lucas and Taylor, the Lady Lions controlled the game from the opening tip, and gave the home crowd one more big win to savor. Edwards hit a jumper and Taylor drove for a layup, giving the Lady Lions a 15-point lead to start the second half and force Florida into a timeout. Lucas soon hit her third 3-pointer of the game and her fourth was a big one that put them up 56-36. Lucas, PSU's emotional leader, pumped her ﬁrst and directed an exuberant shout toward the fans. She swished a free throw early in the second half for her 2,500th career point. Lucas also picked up her fourth foul with 7:50 left in the game and the Lady Lions ahead by 16. She took a seat for about three minutes. She could have sat out the rest of the game. Coach Coquese Washington rested against the scorer's table for a good look at the ﬁnishing touches of the rout. Lucas got her due in her ﬁnal home game, leaving for the ﬁnal time to a standing ovation. She clapped her hands, waved her arms and pointed to the fans before hugging her teammates. The Gators, who surprised No. 6 Dayton in the ﬁrst round, could never dig out of a cold start, missing 10 of 13 shots to open the game. Much like how they put away Wichita State in the opener with a 17-0 run, the Lady Lions used an early 11-0 spurt to build a lead they would never surrender. Needles hit a pair of 3s to straighten out the offense and Florida chipped the deﬁcit to six. Gators coach Amanda Butler, though, let her emotions get the best of her in a big game, waving her arms in protest over a call and was whistled for a technical. — Associated Press
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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firstname.lastname@example.org As many speculate the futures of Kansas’ star freshmen, guard Wayne Selden was the first to make a move. Two days after Kansas lost to Stanford in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, Selden announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will return to Lawrence for his sophomore season. “Want to let Jayhawk Nation know, I will be returning for my sophomore season!” Selden said on Twitter. “Can’t wait to get to work & get back in the fieldhouse.” Selden’s tweet has since been deleted, but Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed that he will not declare for the NBA Draft. Named an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, the Roxbury, Mass., native averaged 9.7 points and 29.2 minutes per game regular and post-season. Selden began conference play averaging 22 points in his first two games but became highly inconsistent, breaking the 20-point mark only one time the rest of the season. He was almost nonexistent in the NCAA Tournament, averaging two points and 23.5 minutes. Selden started every game for the Jayhawks this season. With freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid likely leaving for the NBA, Selden should take on a bigger role in the offense next season. He is ranked among the top three
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on the team in points, assists, field goals made and 3-point field goals made. The No. 12 recruit in the Class of 2013 according to rivals.com, Selden averaged a double-double (24.8 points and 10.1 rebounds) at the Tilton School in New Hampshire during his senior year. He is one of three high school McDonald’s All-Americans to play for Kansas this season, along with Wiggins and sophomore Perry Ellis. One of the best on-ball defenders on the team, Selden drew tough assignments, guarding players like Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) and Brady Heslip (Baylor) throughout the year. His best game on the offensive end came in the team’s conference opener against Oklahoma when he scored a season-high 24 points and went 5-10 from long-range. Selden, with an ideal size for an NBA guard at 6-foot-5, was a projected first round pick in many NBA mock drafts. Matt Moore, an NBA writer for CBS Sports, projected him to be the 21st overall pick. However, his stock took a dip toward the end of the season due to his inconsistent play. Wiggins and Embiid are projected top three picks in the draft while Ellis has also been mentioned as a potential pick in the second round. No timetable has been set for their announcements. — Edited by Cara Winkley
By Blair Sheade
istory has shown teams that peak at the right time in March are ultimately the team that wins in the NCAA tournament. For instance, the 2011 University of Connecticut Huskies. The 2011 UConn Huskies were 21-9 and entered the Big East Conference Tournament as a nine seed. The Huskies needed a Big East Tournament Championship to receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. UConn ultimately won five straight nights in Madison Square Garden, four of the five wins came against AP Top 25 teams, and received a number three seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies continued their run in the tournament and found themselves playing for the national championship against number eight seed Butler. The 2011 National Championship game was the worst shooting contest ever in tournament history. Both teams combined for 31 made-baskets, and UConn defeated Butler 53-41. UConn finished the season winning 11 straight games, and they didn’t do it by coincidence. The Huskies’ starting lineup consisted of one sophomore and three freshmen, and was led by experienced junior point guard Kemba Walker, who averaged 23 points per game during the postseason. The 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks had a similar roster to the 2011 Huskies. The consistent starting lineup included one junior point guard (Tharpe), one sophomore (Ellis) and three freshmen (Wiggins, Selden, Embiid) — even though Embiid only played one game in March. With all this in mind, let’s look back at this March’s Jayhawks and see if an early exit from the NCAA tournament was inevitable because Kansas didn’t peak at the right time. The Jayhawks started March with a loss at Stillwater against Oklahoma State by giving up a double-digit lead with less than 10 minutes left. Then, Kansas defeated Texas Tech at home for senior night by 28 points, but then fell to West Virginia in Morgantown by six. The loss to the Mountaineers gave Kansas a 1-2 record prior to the Big 12 Conference Tournament. The conference tournament started strong with a win in the rubber match against Oklahoma State, but couldn’t follow up the win and Kansas was stomped by Iowa State in the semifinals. The .500 record in the conference tournament started a Kansas trend of winning every other game in March with a 2-3 record looking into the NCAA Tournament. That trend continued on into the tournament. Kansas defeated Eastern Kentucky after coming back from a
Freshman Wayne Selden Jr. goes up for a dunk during a game earlier this season. Selden announced his return for next year yesterday. He averaged 9.7 points and 29.2 minutes per game this season and was a starter.
Kansas looks to end Creighton losing streak
email@example.com It’s been four years and four meetings since the last time the Jayhawks escaped Omaha with a victory. Three years, 11 months and 19 days to be exact. April 7, 2010 was the last time Kansas baseball defeated the Creighton Bluejays. “It’s time to stop the bleeding,” Coach Ritch Price said. “We beat them the first few years I was here and now we can’t beat them. We only play them once a year, so it’s hard. If we played more, we’d find a way to take care of business, but it’s time we find a way to get a stop.” Kansas will be heading to Omaha Wednesday, as they take on the Creighton Bluejays in a mid-week matchup. The Bluejays lead the Jayhawks 22-11 in the all time series, but the two teams have each won five matchups under Ritch Price. Both sides have won two out of their last three games and have had strong starts to their seasons. Kansas is coming off of a home series win against the Dartmouth Big Green while Creighton swept a two-game series to Fresno State and fell to Nebraska in a close game. Creighton has posted a team batting average of .249 this season with eight of their 161 hits being home runs. To contrast, the Jayhawks as a team are hitting .301 and have hit 11 long balls of their 252 hits this season. Both pitching staffs are sporting mid-three ERAs with Kansas having the slight edge, 3.44 to 3.61. Sophomore right-hander Taylor Elman will likely get the start for Creighton on Wednesday. Elman is 1-1 on the season and has given up 15 runs in his 23 innings of work thus far. Junior right-hander Drew Morovick will get the start for the Jayhawks. Morovick is 4-1 on the season and has a 3.98 ERA. “I’m going to have to attack,” Morovick said. “The last two years I’ve faced them and they’ve been very aggressive. Morovick picked up the win Saturday against Dartmouth in 2.1 innings of work. He allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks in his work. “Drew will not be limited Tuesday,” Price said. “If he’s effective, we’ll ride him seven or eight, if not we have guys ready to come in.” Kansas has thrived this season with two outs. Its batting average with two men down matches their season average at .301. These hits have been productive as well, as they have driven in 66 runs in their 101 hits. “We emphasized doing a better job with two strikes this fall,” Price said. “Hitting with two outs is kind of a byproduct of that. We’ve been using the whole field.” Junior left fielder Michael Suiter will look to carry over success from the Dartmouth series, as he batted .538 while driving in three runs and scoring four times. “I’ve got some pretty good confidence going right now.”
Junior outﬁelder Michael Suiter throws the ball to homeplate during Kansas’ game against Oral Roberts on March 11. Suiter is batting .330 this season. Suiter explained. Suiter ranks second in the Big 12 in runs scored with 26 on the season. “Suiter’s one of the best offensive guys we’ve got,” Price said. “He’s really starting to come into his own. Sophomore second baseman Colby Wright got the start all three games against Dartmouth. Wright was inserted into the lineup to relieve struggling sophomore Tommy Mirabelli. Wright batted .308 on the weekend and scored six runs from the two spot in the batting order. “Skip always talks about taking every day like you’re a starter,” Wright said. “I was able to fill a role when one of the other guys was starting and found success.” The Jayhawks have been able to find success from everyone this season. Whoever they seem to play contributes to the team’s success. They have received production from far more than just the nine starters. Freshman backup catcher Michael Tinsley is batting .353 in 34 at bats this season with seven RBIs and three extra base hits. Sophomore utility infielder Ryan Pidhaichuk is batting .320 in 25 at bats with nine RBIs and three extra base hits as well including a rally starting double in
Kansas’ rubber game victory against Texas. “They’re good players,” Price said. “They’ve all had some great at-bats. When guys struggle, there is always someone else to take their place.” If Kansas is to beat Creighton for the first time in nearly four years, it’s going to take contributions from everyone, not just the nine men in the starting lineup. “We want to beat them,” Wright said. “We’ve been joking with (Tucker) Tharp and (Frank) Duncan about their class not being able to, and we’re ready for that to change.” — Edited by Jack Feigh
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