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have not responded afer coming
under national scrutiny based on
Te Hufngton Post artice published on Sept. 2 detailing the
punishment a student received for sexual assault last year.
When contacted for comment, the Alumni Association did not
return Te Kansan’s call Wednesday.
Te Kansas Board of Regents did not return Te Kansan’s voice-
mail Wednesday.
Te Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
did not return Te Kansan’s voicemail Wednesday.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson failed to re-
turn Te Kansan’s call and voicemail Wednesday.
Watkins Health Center directed Te Kansan to speak with the
Ofce of Institutional Opportunity and Access Wednesday.
Jane McQueeny, the executive director of IOA, said probation
means that the male involved had to meet with the director of
Student Conduct and Community Standards. Te Ofce of Stu-
dent Conduct determines how the University will address allega-
tions of non-academic misconduct.
Te IOA investigates each sexual assault reported and
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VOLUME 128 ISSUE 8 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 KANSAN.COM

“THE SYSTEM
WE HAVE IN
PLACE IS
FAILING OUR
STUDENTS.”
— EMMA HALLING
ACTING STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT
EDITORIAL: ASSAULT IS NOT
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Te University administration should be ashamed at the accu-
sations regarding the mishandling of a reported on-campus rape
last year. Te University Daily Kansan will seek the truth about
why it happened and hold administrative bodies accountable for
their actions.
Tyler Kingkade’s article in the Hufngton Post reports that a
male student confessed to raping a female student in her dorm
room afer she got drunk at a fraternity party. He was found
“guilty of non-consensual sexual intercourse” — which is rape
— by the Ofce of Institutional Opportunity & Access (IOA), the
campus entity that primarily deals with sexual assault reporting
through the University.
Te article said the University proceeded by placing the student
on probation, banning him from student housing, and requiring
him to write a four-page refection essay as well as seek coun-
seling. Rachel Rolf, associate general counsel for the University,
told Kingkade that community service as a punishment would
be too harsh.
Te decision to rid the person of community service shows a
lack of obvious action in this case. It also sets the precedent that
sexual assault will be treated less rigidly than violations such as
SEE EDITORIAL PAGE 2A
HALLING CRITICIZES SEXUAL
ASSAULT PROCEDURE
Emma Halling, acting student body
president, presented a resolution to the
Student Senate Rights Committee that
condemns the University’s handling of sexual assault cases on
campus.
Halling, a senior from Elkhart, Ind., who referred to the Univer-
sity’s actions as absolutely unacceptable, is the frst person afli-
ated with the University to speak out against current policies in
place. She said that no one from the administration has contacted
her since the Hufngton Post article was published on Sept. 2.
“When the University of Kansas doesn’t expel, doesn’t suspend
and doesn’t even submit to community service someone who is
an admitted rapist, we are absolutely not fulflling our obligation
to eliminate a hostile environment for our students,” Halling said.
Te resolution included a call to action for the University to im-
prove the way it handles sexual assault cases. Suggestions include
hiring a victim advocate for those going through the hearing pro-
cess, having mandatory sexual assault training for students and a
reexamination of current policies.
“Te system we have in place is failing our students,” Halling
said.
SEE HALLING PAGE 2A
MIRANDA DAVIS
@MirandaDavisUDK
STUDENTS RESPOND WITH
#AGREATPLACETOBEUNSAFE
Anger, disbelief, disappointment and hor-
ror colored students’ tweets on the #AGreat-
PlaceToBeUnsafe hashtag on Twitter.
Te hashtag, based on the University’s slogan, “A great place to
be…” called attention to the issues students had with the way the
University handled a case of sexual assault reported in October.
Te case, which placed the University on a list of 76 universi-
ties under investigation by the federal government, was recently
picked up by the Hufngton Post, bringing national attention.
Te article reported that the man confessed to raping the wom-
an and was punished with a required essay and counseling, ex-
pulsion from his dormitory and disassociation from his frater-
nity. Some students, such as Lenexa senior Michael Garrett, said
the punishment is too light.
“In what other case in today’s world is a rape charge going to be
settled with writing an essay, being kicked out of your dormitory
and going to take counseling courses?” Garrett said. “...any other
place, if you rape another person, that’s a huge crime, and you’re
going to be dealt with to the full extent of the law. Why is this a
diferent case if there’s a clear violation of the law?”
Garrett said he believes the issue stems from the University’s
SEE TWEET PAGE 2A
ALLISON KITE
@Allie_Kite
ADMINISTRATION LACKS
RESPONSE TO HUFF POST CASE
ROCHELLE VALVERDE
@chelleval
SEE HUFFPO PAGE 10A
established protocol and the
University needs to reevaluate
those standards.
“It kind of seems like KU
handled it the way protocol
states, and I just don’t think
that is the right way that it
should be happening,” Garrett
said.
Joey Hentzler, a senior from
Topeka, is not only frus-
trated with the University,
but local authorities as well.
Charles Branson, Douglas
County district attorney,
decided not to press charges
despite a confession from
the man, according to the
article.
“When we talk about the
University’s response, we
should talk about the response
of police and local ofcials
like the D.A.,” Hentzler said.
“It’s just a consistent failure
to provide adequate redress,
so the victim is not given jus-
tice. It’s a part of our culture
or it’s a part of people’s misun-
derstanding of rape that the
transgressor even if he’s found
guilty – he admitted to it – is
still not prosecuted.”
Miranda Wagner, a senior
from Shawnee and a member
of the Title IX roundtable,
said she believes there is an
overall cultural problem with
how rape victims are treated
that could lead people to not
want to report.
“I think that overall in our
culture we have such a prev-
alent attitude of victim-blam-
ing and not asking the right
questions about the situation,”
Wagner said. “Tat’s what
leads people to not want to
report: those attitudes that
we see throughout diferent
law enforcement agencies
and apparently at the Uni-
versity level too.”
Te use of phrases like
“non-consensual sex” in
the University’s communi-
cations angered students
like Liz James, a sopho-
more from Overland Park.
James is the sexual assault
activism coordinator for
Students United for Repro-
ductive and Gender Equity
at KU (SURGE KU). James
said she believes “non-con-
sensual sex” didn’t exist.
She said it’s rape.
In the article, the man’s
attorney, Michael J. Fisher,
cited the woman’s posses-
sion and consumption of
birth-control pills as con-
sent and evidence that no rape
occurred. Kailee Karr, a senior
from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, said
she was frustrated by the use
of birth-control as evidence of
consent in the man’s defense.
Karr, who said she intends
to pursue a career in higher
education student afairs and
counseling, said there are lots
of non-sexual reasons to use
birth-control pills.
“As a young woman on birth
control for non-sexual rea-
sons, it made me fearful that if
something were to happen to
me, I would have no support
from my community, from
the University that I’ve spent
the past four years trying to
give back to and really trying
to make a safe place,” Karr
said.
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plagiarism, underage drink-
ing or drug use on campus.
Te IOA’s sexual harass-
ment policy states that “sexu-
al harassment is a violation...
of federal and state law.”
Why, then, is the University
not treating these incidents
as serious, illegal ofenses?
What message is this sending
to victims who would rather
not report a sexual assault?
Te University is telling them
that the people who have
wronged them could hard-
ly sufer reasonable conse-
quences.
Here’s the big issue: What
part is the University playing
in rape culture on campus?
In the United States? We
are, afer all, on the list of 76
schools being investigated by
the Department of Education
for possible Title IX sexual
assault violations.
Te University should be
protecting its students from
future incidents of sexual as-
sault, not letting ofenders get
by with a slap on the wrist. It
is not enough to state that
sexual assault is wrong; how
the University handles these
situations sends a message to
the student body.
Te frst three bolded sec-
tions under Section II in the
Association for Student Con-
duct Administration’s Gold
Standard Practices for Reso-
lution of Allegations of Sex-
ual Misconduct on College
Campuses, the practices and
guidelines the University said
it follows, are:
1. First and foremost, stu-
dent conduct is an education-
al process.
2. We have an obligation to
respond to sexual violence
that afects students.
3. Campuses are not court-
rooms.
Te Kansan Editorial
Board understands the dis-
tinction between a campus
and the criminal justice sys-
tem. A campus hearing is not
meant to mirror a criminal
proceeding. But treating sex-
ual assault cases as learning
experiences? We simply do
not agree.
Te University should be fo-
cusing on educating students
prior to an instance of sexu-
al assault, and not through
37-slide presentations, ball
pits and quiz programs that
a student can breeze through
in less than a minute. Show
us where these situations oc-
cur in the real world. Make
us understand consent. Be
transparent about what the
process and the sanctions
look like. If there is indeed
evidence of a crime, make it
easier, not more complicat-
ed, for students to take legal
action.
Te University should not
contribute to a non-report-
ing culture. If students knew
up front that someone who
potentially raped him or her
would only be required to
leave campus and write a pa-
per, no one would report.
Tammara Durham, vice
provost for student afairs,
said Wednesday that the Uni-
versity and the victim agree
upon an appropriate sanc-
tion for the accused afer the
investigation. If the victim
wants to pursue a stricter
sentence, such as expulsion
or suspension, the victim is
subject to another hearing
process. Another time he or
she will have to recount and
live through their story. An-
other deterring road block in
the process.
Section III, subsection E of
the ASCA’s practices guide
says: “While an act of sexual
violence can never be ‘un-
done,’ there may be situations
in which sanctions or reme-
dies can include some resto-
ration of harm caused. En-
gage the campus community
in conversation about appro-
priate sanctions and create a
sanctioning guide… Include
the rationale for sanctions
so that both students under-
stand the decisions.”
So much good can be done
if we work together with ad-
ministrators to change the
process — before, during and
afer. To the University: show
your students a commitment
to meaningful education and
just consequences. Show zero
tolerance. Prove you are, in-
deed, advocates for students.
Te core values of Te Uni-
versity Daily Kansan as the
student voice are to report
the truth and hold admin-
istrative bodies and student
leaders accountable for their
actions. Tat will continue to
be of utmost importance to
us moving forward.
Tis coverage has encour-
aged quite a few students
to speak out and voice their
concerns. We will do our ab-
solute best to be on top of ev-
erything related to the issue
and be the source students,
faculty, staf and alumni trust
and come to when looking
for the most recent informa-
tion. You can expect us to
dig deeper than we ever have
before to shed light on rape
culture at KU.
Tis is an incredibly im-
portant issue that undoubt-
edly afects students across
campus, directly or indirect-
ly. We will strive to tell the
stories that are igniting our
campus.
Members of the Editorial Board
are Cecilia Cho, Emma LeGault,
Maddie Schultz, Hannah Barling
and Christina Carreira
EDITORIAL FROM PAGE 1A
Halling said the University
is technically in compliance
with federal sexual assault
laws established by Title IX,
but that isn’t enough.
“I don’t care about that right
now,” Halling said. “I care
about the well-being of our
female students, and nation-
al standards be damned, they
are not being well served.”
Halling said there is a large
issue with underreporting
sexual assault on campus and
that issues with the hearing
and reporting process aren’t
always brought to light.
“Afer victims go through
this process and are so ill-
served by it, they don’t want
to talk about it anymore,”
Halling said.
Halling’s sentiments were
shared by many within the
Student Rights committee.
“We need to move forward
as a University and we need
to listen to the student voice,”
Student Senate Graduate Af-
fairs Director Angela Murphy
said.
Mitchell Cota, a senior from
Leawood and acting chief of
staf, said it’s crucial for Sen-
ate to show the administra-
tion and students that they
are taking this seriously.
“I think that it’s important
that Student Senate takes a
stance when it comes to pro-
tecting student’s rights and
their safety,” Cota said.
— Edited by Hannah Barling
HALLING FROM PAGE 1A
TWEETS FROM PAGE 1A
JAMES HOYT/KANSAN
Acting Student Body President Emma Halling addresses the Student
Senate Rights Committee, proposing a resolution to the University’s
handling of sexual assault complaints.

“It’s just a consistent failure
to provide adequate redress,
so the victim is just not given
justice.”
JOEY HENTZLER
Senior from Topeka
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Loss of parking creates safety concerns
FRANK WEIRICH/KANSAN
The Daisy Hill construction resulted in 600 fewer parking spots. Daisy Hill residents can now park at the Lied Center, but students spoke up about feeling unsafe while making the walk.
MADDIE FARBER
@MaddieFarberUDK
In response to a University
Daily Kansan article
published Aug. 26, a Daisy
Hill resident spoke out about
feeling unsafe while walking
to and from the Lied Center
for parking. Te construction
of two new dorms on Daisy
Hill has resulted in the loss
of 600 parking spots, as the
previous article reported.
Te Lied Center parking lot
has been made available to
students, which has led to
concern about its distance
from the dorms and student
safety. Te University Daily
Kansan spoke with Captain
James Anguiano of the
University of Kansas Public
Safety Ofce to discuss the
matter.
UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN:
How do students get from
the Lied Center parking lot to
Daisy Hill?
JAMES ANGUIANO: Students
have to cross the Irving Hill
Bridge into the parking lot of
Ellsworth and Hashinger.
UDK: Are there any
emergency phones in this
area for students to use if
needed?
JA: Tere is one emergency
phone located on the
northwest side of the Irving
Hill overpass [bridge over
Iowa Street].
UDK: Have you received
any [distressed] calls from
students since construction
has started?
JA: No. We haven’t received
any calls that would take us
[campus police] to the Lied
Center. However, ofcers
patrol that area frequently, as
they do with all parking lots
on campus. Te Lied Center
is a normal patrol area for
ofcers to drive around.
UDK: Do ofcers usually just
drive through the parking
lot or do they stay stationary
there for a period of time?
JA: Ofcers usually drive
through the parking lot,
but it depends on when an
ofcer will sit for a while. On
occasion we have patrol stop
in Lied Center as well.
UDK: Since the construction
has started, has there been
an infux in emergency calls
from students to the Public
Safety Ofce?
JA: Te construction has not
increased the amount of calls
we have received. However, if
something seems suspicious
or a student feels unsafe, call
the police to have us check
it out. Tis is an important
factor for safety.
UDK: What do you
recommend to students
who don’t feel comfortable
walking to and from Lied
Center parking?
JA: Depending on where
they live, they can always
call SafeRide if they don’t
feel safe. Students should use
the buddy system principles
and be aware of your
surroundings, but if it’s an
emergency situation, call 911.
UDK: What is the overall
crime rate at the University?
JA: According to the
University’s Public Safety
Ofce, violent crimes
continue to be less than 1
percent of all crimes reported.
Violent crimes being things
like assaults, batteries, sexual
assaults or any kind of crimes
against a person.
— Edited by Emily Brown
US investigating Kansas
chemical company
WICHITA — U.S. environmental
regulators are investigating a Kan-
sas chemical manufacturing com-
pany over allegations it unlawfully
disposed of fluids down a well in
violation of federal safe drinking
water laws, search warrants un-
sealed Wednesday show.
Jacam Chemical Company 2013
contends it was just treating a
customer’s well and said it’s co-
operating with the Environmental
Protection Agency’s inquiry.
“They have a job to do and we
are responsible to comply with the
laws that are in our industry,” said
Jacam President Jason West.
The company makes and sells
specialty chemicals used in the oil
and gas production and industrial
markets. Its manufacturing plant
and corporate headquarters are in
Sterling, and the company has a
network of more than 50 warehous-
es across the nation.
According to search warrants
made public in U.S. District Court
in Kansas, the EPA said it had
probable cause to believe Jacam
and its subsidiary Jacam Manufac-
turing 2013 in Lyons violated the
Safe Drinking Water Act by alleged-
ly discharging unpermitted liquid
into an underground injection well
in rural Rice County. Agents exe-
cuting the search warrant in May
seized environmental samples
from a well and a manufacturing
site along with manuals, electronic
records and other materials. The
raid came after a surveillance op-
eration that began in late 2012 and
continued until May of this year.
Jim Cross, the spokesman for the
U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas,
said no charges have been filed.
Jacam’s website touts as its envi-
ronmental policy: “Zero spills, zero
releases, zero incidents and zero
excuses. Leave the Earth better
than we found it.”
West said in a phone interview
that his company has a line of
environmentally friendly products
and takes seriously its role as
stewards of the environment.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 PAGE 4A

It’s cool that you guys love
eachother, but do you have to hold
hands everywhere you walk?
I’ve been trying to pass you
for 10 minutes
Super seniors haven’t earned
anything. They haven’t even
earned their degree.
Forever crushing on Chris,
the Commerce Bank Teller
in the Union.
Why am I tired? I don’t do
anything. Why am I tired?
Do the sidewalks between
Malott and Summerfield remind
anyone else of Yoshi Valley
from Mario Kart?
FIFA is a company that
organizes soccer games guys.
It’s not the peace corp out
to improve the world
Booty sweat be gone
When I am a huge celebrity
and nudes of me leak the first
thing I will do is go have a tasteful
nude photo shoot and post
them for free.
I hope everyone has an umbrella,
ella, ella, eh, eh, eh
Once again lost and
very confused at Murphy...
I’m getting really good
at casually tripping on Watson’s
stone steps. Nobody saw
if I acted natural, right?
I live vicariously through the
freshmen in my sociology class.
Oh the glory days of daisy hill.
Skipped class to get free food
cause I have my priorities straight
I think it only appropriate
to play quidditch music
at quidditch practices.
If you need a butt massage,
just sit on a bus. I’m getting
one right now.
Crunchy chicken cheddar wraps
may be good, but donuts
from The Market are better.
I hope the udk brings to light the
Huffington Post’s ku rape article.
More people need to know
about this injustice
Ahh... Nothing quite like
soggy newspaper...
If this bro in Staihr’s ECON 142
class doesn’t stop tapping his
feet...I mean at least
improve your rhythm.
People who ride the bus to take
from Wescoe to Fraser infuriate me
So excited for fall weather! Can’t
handle the heat anymore.
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women can have thin hair
or become bald. It is taboo
in our society for women
to have no hair. Baldness in
women is perceived initially
with aging or the assumption
that one is going through
chemotherapy. However,
many factors contribute
to thinning hair like iron
defciency, lupus, hereditary
hair loss, overexposure to
chemicals, environmental
factors, etc. To have less
hair does not mean one is
chronically sick.
Te idea that women need
to have thick, long hair stems
from media representation
of our favorite celebrities,
advertisements and other
social stigmas. It is easy to
forget that celebrities have
limitless amounts of money
to spend on achieving the
perfect hairstyle through
the purchases of expensive
wigs and extensions. It then
gets even easier to forget
that beauty is a range of
attributes, not just one thing.
It is never easy when one’s
hair starts to fall out. In most
cases, hair will grow back. A
haircut is never permanent
and neither is a dye job. Hair
can grow and be re-dyed.
Alternatively, we do not need
to put all these chemicals in
our hair or scalp anyways.
Natural is more healthy and
beautiful. Hair shouldn’t
be the factor that measures
beauty. It is embracing what
you have with confdence
that is ultimate beauty.
Monica Saha graduate student
in the Schoolf of Pharmacy
from Overland Park
Hair should not define a woman’s beauty

@lauwrenorder
@KansanOpinion My mom and I
researched a lot of various breeds
before finding exactly what we
wanted... We also researched rescue
animals!
@TheYoungWolf91
@KansanOpinion Yes, certain breeds
do interest me more. however, I try to
adopt mutts from the pound because
they need the most love
By Monica Saha
@sahahahahaha
KANSAN CARTOON
INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING
YOUR OWN CARTOON?
EMAIL EDITOR@KANSAN.COM
“How College Students Feel
After a Long Night”
by Ricky Smith
@JessicaAnnW4
@KansanOpinion Nope. Just went
with the dog that I loved the most
and even though my lab is crazy I
love him!
T
here are few things
that bother me more
in this world than a
person adopting a puppy
just because it was cute.
Sure, some of these spur-
of-the-moment decisions
turn out great, with the dog
and owner becoming best
friends for life. However, too
many dogs end up in shelters
because the puppy that
started of cute turned into
a full-grown dog requiring
specifc attention and care.
One of the reasons many
dogs end up in shelters
is because owners do not
do proper research before
adopting. Knowing as much
information as possible on
breeds before adopting is the
best way to ensure a happy,
healthy home for your four-
legged friend.
For instance, take my dog
Nova. She’s a 96-pound
Newfoundland — a bear-like
dog full of hair and a sweet
disposition. Before adopting
Nova I did research on
Newfoundlands and thought
carefully about whether
I could provide her with
the time and attention she
would require. My family
had owned a Newfoundland
before, so I had a pretty
good idea of what I was
getting into, but even so,
I wanted to get the full
idea. Had I not researched
Newfoundlands (and had
my own experiences to draw
from), having Nova would
have come as a pretty big
shock.
Newfoundlands are
sometimes called “nanny
dogs” because they are
very good with children
and like to keep an eye
on all members of their
family. Tey have a gentle
personality and are very
calm once they reach
adulthood. In fact, they
make excellent therapy dogs
precisely because of their
temperament.
However, there are also
challenges to having a
Newfoundland. For instance,
they drool and shed… a lot.
Tey are also very smart,
relatively stubborn and
easily bored. If not provided
with something to do, they
could very well resort to bad
behaviors such as chewing
up shoes or destroying other
things.
Tey are incredibly large
and strong; in combination
with their intelligence that
means they can get into
almost anything. As a puppy,
Nova constantly got trash
out of our kitchen trashcan.
We tried many diferent
types of trash cans to keep
Nova out, but nothing
worked. Finally we had to
resort to building a special
lid to keep her out.
If you’re set on adopting
a purebred, it’s easy and
fast to research the breed.
So before you spend the
money to buy a dog, be
sure it’s the appropriate
choice. If you want a couch
potato that drools a little, a
Newfoundland may be the
one, but if you’re looking
for a dog to go running with
you, you should consider
diferent breeds.
I advise that before
adopting any dog, purebred
or not, you do your research.
If at a shelter, ask what
the workers there know
about the dog and its past,
especially if they know
what breed the parents of
the puppies were. If you are
looking into a fully grown
dog, spend some time with it
and be sure the energy level,
size and temperament are
all what you’re looking for.
So to sum it all up, do your
research before adopting. It’s
better for you and the dog.
Anna Wenner is a senior
from Topeka studying
English and history
Research dog breeds prior to adoption
By Anna Wenner
@Anna_Wenner
Goran Ghafour’s early life
consisted of seven years of
devastating warfare between
the Islamic Republic of Iran
and Republic of Iraq.
“I still remember Iranian air-
planes coming and bombard-
ing the Iraqi cities and our city
too in Kurdistan,” Ghafour
said. “It was terrifying.”
Born in 1982 in the Kurdish
city of Erbil, two years into
the Iran-Iraq War, he and his
family survived both the hos-
tilities and use of chemical
warfare by Saddam Hussein
against the Kurds. However,
it wouldn’t be until 2013 that
Ghafour and his family im-
migrated to the United States.
Now, a student at the Univer-
sity of Kansas, he is studying
journalism and working to-
wards a PhD in international
communications.
Ghafour has published doz-
ens of short stories and two
novels with a third not far be-
hind. Set to hit the shelves on
Sept. 15, “Te Statues” tells the
story of a great revolution tak-
ing place in 2022, following
in the footsteps of the Arab
Spring. It focuses on a man
named Pola striving to make
his home a better place by
challenging the politically and
ethically bankrupt systems
which grip the region.
“‘Te Statues’ are about the
chaos, violence and the eth-
ically backwards systems in
the Middle East,” he said. “I’m
from Iraq, in the Kurdistan
region, so I have personal sto-
ries and feelings towards those
dictators. Everything that is in
the book, I lived through it.”
Ghafour also drew inspira-
tion for “Te Statues” from
the revolutions of the Arab
Spring that challenged the au-
tocracy of dictators across the
region. He said despite all of
the people captured, arrested
and tortured, and eruptions of
violence between authorities
and protesters, not much has
changed.
Similar to “Te Statues,”
Ghafour’s frst two novels are
also socio-political in nature.
“President Artery,” published
in 2005, focuses on the re-
sponsibilities a president has
to its people. Iraqi Fulbrighter,
published in 2011, seeks to re-
solve the misconceptions and
stereotypes between Ameri-
can and Middle Eastern peo-
ple. It advocates that politics,
not ordinary people, is the
reason for the animosity be-
tween the two groups.
Ghafour said there are many
depths to the region he grew
up in that can be difcult for
outsiders to fully understand.
Why a young man would want
to blow himself up or kill oth-
ers, and how people who love
art and living can live there,
are questions Ghafour said he
hopes to answer.
He said his next book will
focus on women in the Mid-
dle East and how the cultural
ideas and principles of reli-
gion afect their daily lives.
“I think it is really worth go-
ing into the depths of women
in the Middle East because
they live in hell,” Ghafour
said. “Teir rights are violated
every day and they are looked
upon like objects by men.
Tere is no chance of love for
them. Tey all dream about
love, but there is no chance to
love somebody freely.”
Tom Volek, associate dean
for Graduate Studies and Fac-
ulty Development, said Gha-
four is a driven individual who
is passionate about the issues
he writes about. Volek said his
personality leans towards the
quiet side, underneath which
is a quick, dry wit.
“He came to us for his mas-
ters program from Kurdistan
and fnished it in a year and a
half,” Volek said. “During that
time he wrote his frst book in
English. Keep in mind, this is
a guy who learned English as a
second language. Tat’s pretty
impressive.”
— Edited by Logan Schlossberg
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
A
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
arts & features
HOROSCOPES
Because the stars
know things we don’t.
PAGE 5A
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is an 8
Talk is cheap. Take a long shot.
Communications could get
difficult. You've already made
the plan. Achieve a lofty goal
and advance to the next level by
taking direct action. Look before
you leap.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is an 8
Completion fosters creativity.
A new journey beckons. Choose
the direction that looks the most
fun. Don't get stuck trying to
please everyone. Launch your
adventure without fanfare.
Just go for it. Get sucked into
observation.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 7
Better leave some things unsaid.
Have important conversations
another day, and avoid gossip
altogether. Veto power could
get exercised. Do your home
bookkeeping, and handle pesky
details. Crank some good tunes
and do numbers.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is an 8
Choose your battles carefully.
Work out a long-term issue with
a partner through action rather
than words. Postpone travel and
new projects. Incorporate music
or a fountain's murmur into the
background.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 9
Find the sweet spot at work. Not
everything you try works. Provide
excellent service for good pay. It
could get intense... keep on your
game. Gossip causes ruffled
feathers, so avoid it. Make a
wonderful discovery.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Snooze a bit longer. Your credit
is in good shape. Don't travel, or
talk much about what's going
on. You already have most of
what you need. Clean house,
relax and play like a child.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 7
Listen, rather than talking.
Handle household chores. Study
leads to discovery. Wait to see
what develops before signing on.
Don't fall for a sob story. Achieve
your goal with quiet action.
Introspection leads to brilliant
insight.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Postpone travel. Unexpected loss
could change plans. Dip into
savings as necessary. Do what
you can to help. You can afford
what's needed. Share peaceful
time with friends.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 9
Don't waste energy. A moment
of transformation could catch
you by surprise. A career or
status rise becomes suddenly
available. Take action and avoid
communication breakdown. Grab
an opportunity.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 9
Consider travel demands. Get
rid of excess baggage. Can
you do your research from
home? Imagination takes over.
Don't buy luxuries yet. Action
persuades more than talk. Good
news comes from far away.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
Postpone big meetings. Handle a
job you've been putting off. Quiet
productivity gets farther than
expected. Go around roadblocks.
Make a key discovery. Work
interferes with travel. Work out
options and schedule. Phone
home.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
It's not a good time to travel. You
never know what you may catch.
Friends have tons of ideas.
Don't do everything suggested,
but take note. Bark if you must
(or keep quiet). Love gives you
strength.
BEN LIPOWITZ/KANSAN
Student Goran Ghafour is the author of Iraq’s best-selling book, “The Statues.” 30 percent of profits from his book will be donated to children who
have lost their parents and children of journalists killed in the warzones raging in the Middle East and North Africa.
WAR STORIES
Student finds success writing novels from experiences in Middle Eastern conflict
DAVID HURTADO
@Lastlight343
Bubble soccer league comes to Lawrence
JOHN GRIFFIN/KANSAN
Bubble soccer player Amanda Ehrhardt is left upside-down after colliding with Hunter Robinson. Bubble
soccer games will be held at Watson Park starting Sept. 14.
CODY SCHMITZ
@Cody_Schmitz
If you drive past Watson
Park on a Sunday, you might
see giant beach balls with legs
bustling about. Te anthropo-
morphic balls are a part of a
three-week tournament-style
“Bubble Soccer” league hosted
by Lawrence-based company
Silverback Enterprises.
Appropriately titled, bubble
soccer is comparable to regu-
lar soccer. However, in a game
of bubble soccer, each player
dons an infatable “bubble” to
play. Te bubble is similar to
an infatable sumo wrestling
suit. Te bubbles are clear and
cover the body from above the
head down to right below the
waist.
Kaley Robinson, a sopho-
more from Lawrence, said
she is interested in the quirky
sport. She said she has heard
of people who have played it
before, but never in Lawrence.
Employees at Silverback have
tried the sport for themselves.
“Probably the most fun about
the whole thing is if you get
knocked over, you can get
right back up,” Ryan Robinson,
Silverback Enterprises presi-
dent, said. “It’s a ton of fun to
bounce your friends around.”
Robinson said he is excited
with how eager Lawrence res-
idents are to sign up for the
activity. He said quite a few
college students have signed
up, as well as a few restaurants
and bars from downtown
Lawrence.
Robinson said the rules are
exactly like soccer, minus the
goalies. “Tere are six people
on a team, but only four play at
a time because it gets really tir-
ing,” he said. “For one, people
are knocking you over quite a
bit so you spend a lot of time
getting up. Another reason is
you’re just laughing the entire
time that you’re playing.”
For three Sundays in a row,
starting on Sept. 14, these soc-
cer games will be held at Wat-
son Park at 727 Kentucky St.
Robinson said the games will
be tournament-style play and
at the end of each night, who-
ever wins the tournament will
get a $100 gif card to a local
restaurant or bar downtown.
Anyone 16 or older can sign
up; the cost is $40 per person.
“Tis is one of those events
that’s just as much fun to watch
as it is to play,” Robinson said.
— Edited by Emily Brown

“This is one of those events
that’s just as much fun to
watch as it is to play.”
RYAN ROBINSON
Silverback Enterprises
president

“I still remember Iranian
airplanes coming and bom-
barding the Iraqi cities and
our city too in Kurdistan.”
GORAN GHAFOUR
PhD student from Erbil
Photo hacking rekindles
digital privacy worries
As the celebrity photo-hacking
scandal has made clear, privacy
isn’t what it used to be.
Whether famous or seemingly
anonymous, people from all walks
of life put all sorts of things on-
line or into cloud-based storage
systems, from vital financial in-
formation to the occasional nude
photo. Periodic cases of hacking
fuel outrage, but there’s no retreat
from digital engagement or any
imminent promise of guaranteed
privacy.
“We have this abstract belief
that privacy is important, but
the way we behave online often
runs counter to that,” said Nich-
olas Carr, whose extensive writ-
ings about the Internet include
the 2010 book, “The Shallows:
What the Internet is Doing to Our
Brains.”
“I’d hope people would under-
stand that anything you do online
could be made public,” Carr said.
“Yet there’s this illusion of secu-
rity that tempers any nervousness
... It’s hard to judge risks when
presented with the opportunity to
do something fun.”
The latest headlines involved
nude photos of actress Jennifer
Lawrence and other celebrities
which were accessed via hacking
and then posted online. Apple,
which created the iCloud and oth-
er content-sharing systems, says
individual accounts of some of
the celebrities were targeted and
hacked.
Privacy experts said users of on-
line and cloud technology need not
be famous to be vulnerable.
“What we’re seeing is people
who innocently and in many ways
naively are lulled into sharing
information that they wouldn’t
share with their next-door neigh-
bor,” said Marlene Maheu, a San
Diego-based psychologist whose
TeleMental Health Institute trains
mental health professionals in
how to expand their practice on-
line.
Maheu offers this advice in
regard to anyone with privacy
concerns: “Would you be comfort-
able sharing this information at
Thanksgiving dinner? If you’re not,
a red flag ought to go up.”
Worries about privacy are part
of a complex attitude that many
Americans have toward their digi-
tal engagement.
Even as they share more infor-
mation online, they also want to
better control over who can see it,
according to a study last year by
the Pew Research Center’s Inter-
net and American Life Project.
According to Pew, 50 percent of
Internet users were worried about
the information available about
them online, up from 33 percent in
2009. While 86 percent had tried
at least one technique to hide
their activity online or avoid being
tracked, 59 percent did not believe
it was possible to be completely
anonymous.
— Associated Press
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Buzz Beach Ball returns to KC
Tis Friday, Kansas City al-
ternative radio station 96.5
Te Buzz will be hosting their
annual concert, Buzz Beach
Ball, at Sporting Park in Kan-
sas City, Kan. Tis is the 10th
year for the mini-festival. In
the past, the show has fea-
tured artists such as Phoenix,
Foster the People, Smashing
Pumpkins, Te Shins, Neon
Trees and Blink-182.
Tis year, one of the big-
gest acts is the Arctic Mon-
keys. Te English group has
been around since 2002, but
recently reignited their pop-
ularity with the 2013 album
“AM.” Te record sold 42,000
copies in its frst week, which
earned it Number Six on Bill-
board’s Top 200. “AM” also
received great response from
critics, and the album ranked
No. 9 in Rolling Stone’s “50
Best Albums of 2013.”
Chad Brown, a sophomore
from Andover, said that the
Arctic Monkeys are what sold
him on the concert.
“I decided it would be worth
the tickets if it was just the
Arctic Monkey’s playing,”
Brown said.
Weezer also appears on this
year’s lineup. Te band has
played Beach Ball twice be-
fore, headlining the very frst
Buzz Beach Ball in 2005, and
co-headlining with Blink-182
in 2009. Tis year, Weezer will
not headline, likely due to re-
cord low sales following the
fop of its 2009 album, “Radi-
tiude.” Tings may look up in
the near future, as the group
has a new album, “Everything
Will Be Alright in the End,”
due in October.
Another English band, Te
1975, is also highly antici-
pated. Te group has seen
previous success in the U.K.,
but became internationally
recognized with the release
of its 2013 self-titled album.
Major tracks such as “Choco-
late,” “Girls” and “Sex” pushed
them into the U.S. limelight.
“I love their music,” said
Ellen Balentine, a sopho-
more from Lee’s Summit, Mo.
“Teir sound is so unique
and you can immediately tell
when they’re being played.
I’m interested to see how
they perform live and what
songs they will choose since
they recently came out with a
38-track album.”
Te festival will take place
on two stages inside of Sport-
ing Park: the Main Stage and
the Second Stage.
Te full lineup includes:
Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Te
1975, J. Roddy Walston &
Te Business, Te Mowglis,
Broods, Meg Myers, Big Data,
Bear Hands, UME, Tump-
ers, and Te Griswolds. Gen-
eral admission tickets are still
available for $55.20, with seat
prices ranging from $35 to
$105.
— Edited by Sarah Kramer
DALTON BOEHM
@Daltonkb

“[The 1975’s] sound is so
unique and you can immedi-
ately tell when they’re being
played.”
ELLEN BALENTINE
Sophomore from
Lee’s Summit, Mo.
‘Forrest’ turns
20, runs into
theaters again
By Alex Lamb
@lambcannon
“Forrest Gump” opens for
a one-week theatrical IMAX
run this weekend in honor of
its 20th anniversary, and I’m
so thrilled that I could run,
Forrest, run all the way to the
theater.
Te story of a slow-witted,
good-natured Alabama man
(Tom Hanks) who just hap-
pens to take part in numerous
historical events, achieve great
success and become an infu-
ential fgure, but really only
cares about his loved ones
(mainly “Jen-nay,” played by
Robin Wright), enchants me
every time I see it. I remember
stopping everything whenever
ABC played it on TV during
my childhood. Only the orig-
inal “Star Wars” trilogy has
been such a prominent staple
in my life for longer, although
“Forrest Gump” is closer to
my heart.
I consider it the quintessen-
tial American tale, the one
flm I would show someone
unfamiliar with American
culture and perspectives. A
simple man leads an extraor-
dinary existence, and the
journey is hilarious, larger-
than-life, poignant enough to
make you cry in both joy and
sadness, and so touching and
clever it’s worth watching a
thousand times. Additional-
ly, as Forrest makes his way
through defning moments
in history and his own life,
some of the best songs of the
time period accompany them.
If this isn’t the best movie
soundtrack ever, it’s certainly
one of them.
My freshman year I watched
the flm with a group of peo-
ple late one night, including
a friend from Venezuela, and
I was utterly delighted by his
quoting much of the movie as
well as singing along to every
song. Seeing its universal ap-
peal and thematic relatability
in efect gave me a renewed,
even stronger appreciation
for it.
“Forrest Gump” has also
ingrained itself so deeply in
pop culture that the “life is
like a box of chocolates” line
isn’t just a quote anymore, it’s
an accepted way to rationalize
life. However, the philosophi-
cal and life-pondering phrases
stick with me less than some
of the funnier lines with more
pronounced delivery. I can’t
help myself from spouting
“but you ain’t got no legs,
Lieutenant Dan,” in conversa-
tion once in a while.
One of my favorite parts
of the flm occurs as Jenny
gently denies Forrest’s request
for marriage. Forrest then
tells her, “I’m not a smart
man... but I know what love
is.” While I love quoting that
partially because I fnd his id-
iosyncratic walk out the door
and placement of his hands on
his hips afer saying it hilari-
ous, it’s also a prescient focus
of their moving love story that
narrows Forrest’s quest down
to a single statement.
Despite his low IQ, Forrest
has taught us many wise
lessons about life and love.
Two decades past its premiere,
I’m thrilled to fnally see those
lessons play out on the big
screen and share in them with
an audience.
— Edited by Sarah Kramer
– Opens in IMAX theaters for one week starting Friday to celebrate
its 20th anniversary
(Nearest theaters – AMC Studio 30 in Olathe and AMC Town Center
20 in Leawood)
– Won six Academy Awards, defeating both “Pulp Fiction” and “The
Shawshank Redemption” for Best Picture
– Remained in theaters for 42 weeks and earned the 31st highest
grossing domestic box office of all-time
– The 32-song, two-disc soundtrack peaked at No. 2 on the
Billboard album chart
– The seafood chain Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., inspired by the
film, opened its first location in 1996 and has expanded to 39
restaurants
QUICK FACTS:
“Run, Forrest, run!”
“My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You
never know what you’re gonna get.’”
“Stupid is as stupid does.”
“Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.”
“I’m not a smart man… but I know what love is.”
“And that’s all I have to say about that.”
FAMOUS QUOTES:
NEW YORK — A decision
by organizers of the city’s St.
Patrick’s Day Parade to al-
low one gay organization to
march is a disappointment
afer decades of fghting by
gay groups for full participa-
tion, several advocates said
Wednesday.
Some were dismayed that
the organizers had chosen
just one lesbian, gay, bisex-
ual and transgender group
to participate next year afer
ending a ban on them. Others
expressed continuing mis-
trust.
Nathan Schaefer, executive
director of Empire State Pride
Agenda, called the announce-
ment “disappointing and
self-serving.”
“While this development
is long overdue, inviting one
group to march at the exclu-
sion of all others ... is a far
stretch from the full inclusion
we deserve,” Schaefer said.
Sarah Kate Ellis, president of
the gay-rights group GLAAD,
said parade organizers — who
announced other gay groups
could apply for the parade in
2016 and aferward — “must
be held accountable” to that
pledge.
“Discrimination has no
place on America’s streets,
least of all on Fifh Avenue,”
she said. “As an Irish-Catho-
lic American, I look forward
to a fully inclusive St. Patrick’s
Day Parade that I can share
with my wife and children,
just as my own parents shared
with me.”
Te New York City Saint
Patrick’s Day Parade Com-
mittee said Wednesday that
OUT@NBCUniversal, an
LGBT resource group at the
company that broadcasts the
parade, would be marching
up Manhattan’s Fifh Avenue
on March 17 under an iden-
tifying banner. In the past, or-
ganizers said gays were free to
march in the nation’s biggest
and oldest St. Patrick’s Day
Parade but only with other
groups and not with banners
identifying them as gay.
Te exclusion had made
participation in the march a
political issue in recent years.
Te committee said it made
the “gesture of goodwill to
the LGBT community in our
continuing efort to keep the
parade above politics.”
But gay leaders said the or-
ganizers were forced into it.
“Tey weren’t nudged, they
were shoved into making this
decision,” said Fred Sainz, a
spokesman for the Human
Rights Campaign. “Tey were
increasingly beginning to
look like dinosaurs.
“In one of the world’s most
diverse and inclusive cit-
ies, not to allow gay people
to march was becoming an
anachronistic decision that
they could no longer reason-
ably justify.”
Te inclusion of OUT@
NBCUniversal came in the
midst of major triumphs for
gays and supporters in court
rulings on same-sex mar-
riage. When a federal judge
on Wednesday upheld Loui-
siana’s ban on same-sex mar-
riages, it was the frst loss for
gay-marriage supporters afer
more than 20 consecutive rul-
ings overturning bans in oth-
er states.
And it came afer Pope
Francis set the stage for a rad-
ical shif in tone about Roman
Catholic Church teaching on
homosexuality when he said
“Who am I to judge?” about
the sexual orientation of
priests.
Parade organizers said they
were “remaining loyal to
church teachings,” and Car-
dinal Timothy Dolan, next
year’s grand marshal, issued a
statement Wednesday saying
the committee “continues to
have my confdence and sup-
port.”
Te exclusion of gay groups
prompted frst-term Demo-
cratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to
refuse to march in the 2014
parade, and Guinness and
Heineken withdrew their
sponsorships.
De Blasio said Wednesday
that the inclusion of OUT@
NBCUniversal was “a step
forward,” but he would not
commit to next year’s parade
until he knows more.
Guinness’ parent compa-
ny said, “We are pleased to
see that the various parties
are making progress on this
issue.” It said it was open to
talking with the organizers
about supporting the 2015
parade.
NBC, whose local afliate
has been televising the pa-
rade since the 1990s, would
not confrm reports that it
had threatened to drop cov-
erage over the issue of gay
participation. But it said NBC
executive Francis Comer-
ford, a member of the parade
committee, helped with the
agreement to include OUT@
NBCUniversal.
Whether it was the mayor
or the pope or the people at
Guinness who prompted the
decision, gay groups took
some satisfaction in their role
even if it didn’t produce ev-
erything they wanted.
“Tis was decades’ worth of
work,” said Ellis, of GLAAD.
“Te LGBT organizations are
the ones that put pressure on
the corporations that were
sponsoring the parade, and
when they withdrew it was
the straw that broke the cam-
el’s back.”
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Te drought that has strick-
en Kansas over the past few
summers has afected not only
agriculture, but the restaurant
industry as well.
According to the U.S.
Drought Monitor, produced
by the National Drought Mit-
igation Center and the Uni-
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln,
87.92 percent of Kansas is in
moderate drought and parts of
Western Kansas are in severe
and extreme drought.
“Food costs are up for every
restaurant in the country,” said
Josh Hilliard, head baker for
WheatFields Bakery Café in
downtown Lawrence.
But WheatFields has not
seen much of a change in four
prices — a main ingredient in
many of its products. Wheat-
felds hasn’t raised its menu
prices in a couple of years.
Tis three-year drought in
Kansas has not been as kind
to farmers. Haley Dix, a junior
from Stockton, comes from a
family that owns a farm and
harvests crops like wheat, soy-
beans, corn and milo. Tey
also run an Angus cattle ranch.
It takes money and resources
to yield a crop. Resources like
fertilizer, seed, equipment and
fuel are necessary, Dix said.
But the drought has reduced
the amount of viable crops
and caused the output to be
low. Tis makes it increasingly
difcult for farmers to earn a
living.
“It’s taken a really big toll, at
least in my community, be-
cause a lot of people are maxed
out on loans from the bank,”
Dix said. “Until it rains, until
there is a good crop, everyone
is in big fnancial distress.”
Although the farming indus-
try has endured hardships, this
has not meant disaster for the
Dix ranch.
“You just have to wait it out
in a way; that’s what my family
has done,” Dix said. “You just
do what you know, do things
that you’ve done that have
worked in the past and just
hope that it rains.”
Traditional business tactics
like raising prices are not an
option for the Dix family be-
cause they are not able to set
their own prices. Commodity
prices are set by the market,
Dix said.
“Te market is kind of back-
wards right now. In April, [the
price of wheat] was around
$8 and now it’s at $5, so it’s
dropped like 10 cents a day,”
Dix said. “You would think it
would go the other way be-
cause we have less supply and
the same demand.”
Tis is good news for busi-
nesses like WheatFields Bak-
ery.
Just last weekend, Hilliard
spent the holiday inputting
the raw ingredients used at
WheatFields into a new in-
ventory system to keep track
of product prices. Tis helps
the management staf identify
if they are overspending and if
they can reduce prices by buy-
ing the same quality ingredi-
ents elsewhere.
Even though wheat prices
have lowered for the Dix fam-
ily, this does not mean that all
wheat prices have followed
that trend. WheatFields had to
make the switch from organic
four to traditional four. Tis
was necessary when the price
of organic four rose to more
than double that of regular
four, Hilliard said.
“Organic four is both ex-
tremely expensive right now
and very hard to come by,” Hil-
liard said.
WheatFields purchases food
products from Dawn Distri-
bution, United Natural Foods
and U.S. Foods. Tese com-
panies distribute produce
from farms like Heartland
Mill, a farmer-owned co-op
in Western Kansas. Heartland
Mill began importing organ-
ic wheat from Argentina this
last summer. WheatFields has
since stopped purchasing from
Heartland Mill.
“We just thought that it
doesn’t make sense to be buy-
ing wheat grown in Argenti-
na when we have high quality
conventional wheat here in
Kansas,” Hilliard said.
At the start, WheatFields
only used organic four. Some-
time between 1994 and 2008,
when Hilliard joined the
WheatFields team, the organic
craze hit the U.S., and organic
wheat became much more ex-
pensive, Hilliard said. When
prices started to go up, adapta-
tion was necessary.
“Eventually it got to the point
where we said if we keep rais-
ing prices to pay for this four
then we’re going to lose our
customers,” Hilliard said. “We
tried to stay organic for as long
as we could.”
Although the four might
have changed at WheatFields,
not much else has. Hilliard is
sure that they are set to weath-
er the drought.
“We’re 20 years old,” Hilliard
said. “We’ve been doing this
for a while. We have a dedicat-
ed customer base that we love.
We’re not going anywhere.”
— Edited by Emily Brown
BEYOND A
SHADOW OF
A DROUGHT
Lack of rain means hardship
for Lawrence agriculture,
but market prices remain low

“Food costs are up for every
restaurant in the country.”
JOSH HILLIARD
Head baker for WheatFields
Man charged in three
shooting deaths in KC
ASSOCIATED PRESS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A
tip from an “average citizen”
led to the end of a frantic
manhunt and the fling of
more than a dozen felony
charges for a 34-year-old con-
victed felon with a history of
violence.
Prosecutors charged Bran-
don B. Howell on Wednesday,
one day afer police say he
fatally shot three people and
critically wounded two others
in quiet south Kansas City
neighborhood. Eleven hours
afer the shooting, police
found Howell walking along
Interstate 29 near midnight
with a loaded .12-gauge shot-
gun down his pants.
Howell faces 12 felony
charges in Jackson Coun-
ty, including three counts
of frst-degree murder, for
the shooting deaths of Alice
Hurst, 88; her son, Darrel
Hurst, 63; and Susan Chou-
croun, 69. He also is accused
of severely beating George
and Anna Taylor, who re-
mained in critical condition
at a local hospital Wednesday,
Jackson County prosecutor
Jean Peters Baker said.
He was also charged in
Platte County with burglary,
three counts of assault and
other ofenses related to three
assaults at a Motel 6 in north
Kansas City about two hours
afer the shootings.
Te shootings appeared to
be random, Peters Baker said.
Kansas City police respond-
ed to a 911 call from Anna
Taylor at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday.
Ofcers found Choucroun’s
body in the driveway of one
of the homes in this tidy,
middle-class cul-de-sac lined
with duplexes. Te Taylors
were next door in their base-
ment sufering from critical
injuries, and a few houses
away, the Hursts’ bodies lay
in the front yard.
Witnesses told police they
heard several shots and saw a
beige Toyota Highlander stop
in front of Choucroun’s home
and a man get out carrying a
long gun, the probable cause
statement said. Prosecutors
said the man shot the woman,
got back into the Toyota and
drove away.
Two hours later, police re-
ceived a report that three
people had been assaulted at
a Motel 6 about 30 miles from
the shooting scene. While
canvassing the commercial
area, ofcers found the stolen
SUV in a restaurant parking
lot near the motel.
Kansas City was gripped by
the news, as it appeared to
be a random shooting spree.
Schools near the motel were
locked down and residents
were urged to stay inside and
lock their doors Tuesday eve-
ning as the search for the sus-
pect continued.
“Tis is not a crime spree,”
Baker said at a news confer-
ence. “Tis was an individual
who committed heinous acts
and he is going to pay for his
acts.”
Howell is being held without
bond in the Jackson Coun-
ty jail. Kansas court records
show he was paroled in 2011
afer a conviction for a home
invasion in Johnson County,
Kansas, in which one victim
was cut on the hand and a cat
was killed.
Peters Baker said the shot-
gun Howell had at the time
of his arrest Tuesday was the
same one he bought in Jan-
uary 2000, eight months be-
fore pleading guilty to several
charges in the 1999 home in-
vasion and was sentenced to
12 years in prison.
Howell also was acquitted
in 2009 in the killings of two
Kansas teenagers who were
last seen in 1998. One victim’s
body was later found buried
outside a Kansas City home
being renovated by Howell’s
father; the other body has
never been found.
Democrat removes TV
ad in governor’s race

TOPEKA — Democratic chal-
lenger Paul Davis has pulled his
first television ad of the Kansas
governor’s race after the state
Republican Party questioned the
background of an actor in the
spot.
The ad featured Davis respond-
ing to criticism from Republican
Gov. Sam Brownback’s campaign
and other groups. Topeka actor
Jeff Montague was in it.
City of Topeka spokeswoman
Suzie Gilbert confirmed that Mon-
tague was arrested in October
2007 for soliciting sodomy and
entered into a diversion agree-
ment but could provide no further
details. Such agreements allow
people to avoid prosecution.
Kansas GOP Executive Director
Clay Barker questioned Davis’
judgment for using Montague.
Davis said he pulled the ad
immediately and apologized for
what he called a mistake.
Montague did not immediate-
ly return a telephone message
Wednesday evening seeking com-
ment.
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Te University of Kansas re-
ceived an A- for campus food,
according to the 2015 rank-
ings from Niche.com. Tis
is an improvement from last
year’s B+, said Sheryl Kidwell,
assistant director of residential
dining for KU Dining Ser-
vices.
Te University comes in at
No. 144 out of the 1,174 col-
leges with a listed rating on
the website. Kidwell said the
department is pleased to see
an improvement.
“Each and every year, we
strive to improve food quality,”
Kidwell said. “We want stu-
dents and faculty to see it as a
value.”
Kidwell said the University
does so well because of the
renovations to Mrs. E’s last
year and the
focus on spe-
cial dietary
needs, specif-
ically food al-
lergies.
KU Dining
ofers options
for vegetar-
ians, vegans
and students
with celiac
disease or gluten allergies. It
also works closely with Food
Allergy Research & Education.
About a year ago, KU Dining
hired dietitian Mary Rondon
to help students with restric-
tions fgure out their best meal
plan options. Kidwell said
Rondon’s services are a good
recruitment tool to market to-
wards new students with food
allergies.
KU Dining is also proud to
be self-operated and all of the
money made goes back into
dining services, Kidwell said.
Michelle Marron, a senior
from Kansas City, Kan., said
she isn’t surprised by the A-
grade.
Marron said she doesn’t
spend much time at dining
halls this year, but last year she
used Mrs. E’s and Te Studio
ofen. Marron’s favorite im-
provement since her freshman
year was the renovations to
Mrs. E’s.
“It looked a lot nicer and
more appealing to actually go
to,” Marron said.
Along with
the grade,
Ni c he . c om
also publish-
es student
comments on
campus food.
Many re-
sponses sup-
port the A-
letter grade,
but some
comments refect unsatisfed
students due to prices, diet
restrictions and limited hours.
“We’re always going to hear
that, but we try to continue to
do a good job,” Kidwell said.
“It’s a work in progress.”
Kidwell said a problem they
hear about ofen is limited
hours, but they continue to do
their best to meet needs.
“Students would say 24
hours, but history in residence
halls shows they don’t come
through,” Kidwell said. “We
have to be fscally sound, too.”
Kidwell said some of their
upcoming expansions and
improvements should help ad-
dress more needs.

— Edited by Kelsey Phillips
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 10A
Freeway construction underway in Lawrence
BETH FENTRESS
@ElizaFentress
Recent construction behind
Te Connection Apartments is
part of a $129.8 million efort
to build a new freeway.
Kimberly Qualls, Northeast
Kansas Public Afairs Manag-
er, says the goal of the South
Lawrence Trafcway Project is
to create a six-mile, four-lane
freeway extending from U.S.
59 to K-10 in East Lawrence.
“It’s an important regional
corridor because Lawrence
serves as a bedroom commu-
nity for those who work in To-
peka or in Kansas City,” Qualls
said. “Tere are two major
universities there [in Law-
rence], so it provides a region-
al connection from the Kansas
City metro area and points to
the west.”
Area engineer Steve Baalman
said the project idea was frst
conceived in the 1980s and
partially built in the 1990s.
However, environmental is-
sues delayed the project for
almost 20 years. In order to
build the freeway, construc-
tion must cut through roughly
30 acres of wetland. To allevi-
ate environmental concerns
this time around, leaders of
the project will work with
Baker University to restore 300
acres of wetland and prairie.
“What I know of the history
of the project, there was a de-
gree of resistance to it,” Baal-
man said.
Baalman said the freeway is
meant to reduce trafc con-
gestion.
According to a statement
by the Kansas Department of
Transportation, the project is
funded by a program called
T-WORKS that was approved
by the Kansas Legislature four
years ago. Te freeway is esti-
mated to be completed by fall
2016.
— Edited by Sarah Kramer
KENNEDY BURGESS/KANSAN
Work on the South Lawrence Trafficway near 31st and Iowa Streets continued last Friday morning. The project aims to connect U.S. 59 to K-10 in east
Lawrence, though finalization of construction is unknown.
College rating website gives KU
Dining A-, improved from last year
RILEY MORTENSEN
@KansanNews
- Students are happy with
quality of campus food.
- Dining offers a variety of
healthy, quality food options
and accommodates various di-
etary preferences and allergies.
- Dining operates during hours
convenient for students.
HIGH RANKING FROM
NICHE.COM INDICATES:
- Additional focus on vegan and
vegetarian options.
- Pulse coffee shops converted
to Roasterie Coffeehouses.
- Roasterie in the Union will
open next week and run specials
the week of Sept. 15.
- Formosa Bakery items sold in
coffee shops on campus.
- Hawk Shops (snack bar)
rebranded and launched as Jay
Breaks.
- Tailgate at the U: $5 buffet of-
fered three hours before kickoff
of every home game.
- Spare snack bar closing in
January and will reopen in
August.
STUDENTS CAN LOOK
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“Each and every year, we
strive to improve food
quality.”
SHERYL KIDWELL
Assistant director of
residential dining
recommends sanctions for
the perpetrator to the Ofce
of Student Conduct, which
then decides which recom-
mendations to implement. Te
article reported that IOA rec-
ommended the man also do
community service, but that
the Ofce of Student Conduct
decided that was too “puni-
tive.”
In an interview on Sept. 3,
McQueeny said she couldn’t
speak directly to the specifc
case. She said IOA investigat-
ed 20 reports of sexual assault
and harassment in 2013 and 17
so far this year. Of these 37, she
said 27 cases were sexual as-
sault. McQueeny said they try
to do what’s best for victims.
“I think it’s important to
know that we can go through
an investigation and do the
best we can and do everything
right, but at the end there is al-
ways going to be one side that
isn’t happy, who’s disgruntled,
who feels like they weren’t
treated fairly,” McQueeny said.
“And so part of what we try to
do is to be a front in our com-
munications and be transpar-
ent in the process, but that still
doesn’t guarantee that some-
one’s not going to be unhappy
with the result.”
A statement made by the
University on Wednesday said
they are committed to creating
a safe environment for every-
one in the community. Te
University works with victims
to determine appropriate sanc-
tions against the accused. In
attempts to prevent sexual as-
sault from occurring, the Uni-
versity provides sexual assault
and harassment training to all
students, faculty and staf.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
According to the Hufngton
Post article, both students in-
volved in the case attended a
party on Oct. 18, 2013, host-
ed by the Lambda Chi Alpha
fraternity. Afer midnight,
the female student was drunk
and was assisted by the male
student, who walked with her
to the dorm where they both
lived, the article said. Once
there, they reportedly had sex
in his room.
Te woman reported the
assault on Oct. 20, 2013. Te
article said that the man lat-
er told campus police that he
continued to have sex with
the woman afer she said “no,”
“stop” and “I can’t do this.” Te
article said that an investiga-
tion by the Ofce of Institu-
tional Opportunity and Access
determined the man guilty
of “non-consensual sex” and
punished him with probation
and a ban from University
housing. He was also ordered
to write a four-page refection
paper and attend counseling.
Emily Donovan, Paige Sting-
ley, McKenna Harford, Dalton
Kingery and Erica Staab con-
tributed to this report.
— Edited by Hannah Barling
and Amelia Arvesen
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were part of a public art project
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback discusses water policy issues during a news conference for his re-election campaign yesterday. The Republican governor
is promising to finish work on a 50-year water conservation plan if he’s re-elected.
TOPEKA — Republican
Gov. Sam Brownback prom-
ised Wednesday to fnish work
on a 50-year water conser-
vation plan for Kansas if he’s
re-elected, and said Demo-
cratic challenger Paul Davis’
lack of interest in water policy
issues leaves him with no cred-
ibility on the subject.
Brownback had a news con-
ference Wednesday on a boat
ramp on the Kansas River in
Topeka to outline his plan for
dealing with the state’s natu-
ral resources, the fnal piece
of his re-election campaign
platform. He told reporters af-
terward that he’s open to pro-
posals for phasing out a state
renewable energy requirement
for utilities, so long as it’s ne-
gotiated by wind industry of-
fcials, critics of the rule and
other interested parties.
But the governor’s main fo-
cus Wednesday was water
policy. His administration is
drafing a 50-year water con-
servation plan and expects to
roll out pieces of it next year,
and the governor successfully
pushed for a major overhaul
of water-use laws in 2012 that
ended the state’s previous “use
it or lose it” policy on water
rights for farmers and other
users.
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is vital to the state’s future
and said even if the state has
knowledgeable ofcials to
oversee water policy, it counts
for relatively little if the gov-
ernor isn’t interested. He said
Davis, the Kansas House mi-
nority leader, has shown little
interest in such issues in his 11
years as a legislator.
“I have credibility to work on
this topic, and my opponent
does not,” Brownback said.
Te Kansas Democratic Par-
ty’s current platform embraces
a 50-year water conservation
plan and says depletion of
aquifers and reservoirs “are
critical problems.” But Davis
has said little about such is-
sues, focusing on education
funding and criticizing per-
sonal income tax cuts enacted
at Brownback’s urging as he
woos disafected GOP mod-
erates.
But Davis spokesman Chris
Pumpelly said the Democrat
has met privately with farm-
ers, water-rights attorneys and
others to discuss water issues.
Also, Pumpelly said, funding
for water projects is jeopar-
dized by the tax cuts, which
have dropped the state’s top
personal income tax rate by
26 percent and exempted the
owners of 191,000 from per-
sonal income taxes.
“Te person who lacks credi-
bility on this issue is Governor
Brownback,” Pumpelly said.
Meanwhile, Brownback has
seen a push by conservative
Republicans to repeal the
state’s renewable energy rule
for utilities. Te 2009 state law
requires utilities to have wind
and other renewable sources
account for 15 percent of their
peak capacity for generating
electricity by 2016 and 20 per-
cent by 2020.
Te governor caused a stir
among supporters and critics
of the law in July by telling
reporters that interested par-
ties to negotiate a compromise
on phasing out the rule —
which prompted his ofce to
say hours later that he wasn’t
proposing a repeal. He said
Wednesday that he’s supported
the rule as a way to help nur-
ture wind energy, but now the
industry is strong.
“If there’s a way over time to
work that of or to change that,
I’m willing to look at that,” he
said. “Tese are methods and
techniques to try to get an in-
dustry up and going, and they
shouldn’t remain forever.”
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When a football coach triples
his number of wins from year
one to year two, he shouldn’t
be fghting for his job in year
three. But that’s exactly what
Charlie Weis is doing as he
enters the 2014 season with a
combined 4-20 record.
Te outside noise of
displeasure has roared even
louder afer the Jayhawks’ ffh
consecutive losing season,
despite Weis leading them to
three wins and a conference
victory, both for the frst time
since 2010.
“I know the sky is falling
around Kansas football; I got
that. I’ve heard,” Weis said.
“Inside the building, there’s
nothing falling around here
because we’re getting ready to
go.”
He enters his third and most
crucial year with arguably his
most talented roster since
coming to Kansas.
“Tis is the best we’ve felt
by a wide margin about the
talent we have here,” Weis said.
“Now, that being said, I mean,
we’ve done very little to back it
up, from me right on down. So
we’ll see where it goes.”
Defense will be a strong
focus for the Jayhawks in 2014.
Tey are led by one of the
best defensive players in the
conference, senior linebacker
Ben Heeney. Not to mention
a secondary that has drawn
comparisons to the 2007
secondary that was stacked
with NFL-caliber defensive
backs.
“A year ago the secondary
was a big question mark, now
we are comparing them to
the best secondary in Kansas
football history,” defensive
coordinator Clint Bowen said.
“But they have all the talent in
the world to do it.”
But the Jayhawks will only
go as far as their ofense
takes them. Afer another
disappointing year, Weis
stepped down from calling the
plays on ofense, handing that
duty to ofensive coordinator
John Reagan, who plans to
adapt the spread ofense.
“We have run versions of
the spread before, a lot more
in 2007 when we fully adapted
it,” Reagan said. “We will have
to look at how we are, in some
spread ofenses you try to get
as many plays as you can. But
going really fast doesn’t work if
you aren’t really good.”
Weis even plans to change
some of his coaching habits
heading into his third year,
which includes spending more
time with the special teams
unit.
“I’m really looking forward
to being a head coach,” Weis
said. “I’m going to spend some
time sitting in the ofensive
room and defensive room, but
really I’m going to spend much
more time on special teams.
I’m going to be in every special
teams meeting. I’m going to
create the level of importance
on special teams from today
on.”
Of course, Weis knows better
than anyone that there will
be some who are reluctant
to believe Kansas football
is on the rise. Tere will
be naysayers who refuse to
believe a better roster, a new
ofense and changed coaching
habits will result in a change in
the win column.
But Weis knows exactly what
it will take to change all that.
“Te only way we’re going to
change anyone’s mind is on the
feld,” Weis said.
— Edited by Lyndsey Havens
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special teams meeting. I’m
going to create the level of
importance on special teams
from today on.”
CHARLIE WEIS
Kansas football coach
Kansas’ secondary compared to Orange Bowl team
STELLA LIANG
@stelly_liang
Going into the frst week
of the football season, there
is one group Coach Charlie
Weis doesn’t seem too worried
about: the secondary.
Despite the loss of junior
cornerback Kevin Short,
which was announced
Tuesday, the group provides
experience, proven production
and stability.
“Te secondary is rock
solid,” Weis said.
Junior safety Isaiah
Johnson and senior safety
Cassius Sendish, with senior
cornerbacks Dexter McDonald
and JaCorey Shepherd in
particular rival the group of
safeties and cornerbacks from
2007.
For the Kansas football
program, drawing any
comparison to the 2007 team
tends to be a good thing.
Tat team lost only one game
and was bolstered by a strong
secondary that came up with
three interceptions in the
Orange Bowl victory. Tat
unit had the likes of Aqib
Talib, Chris Harris and Darrell
Stuckey, who are all in the NFL
right now.
“Just being compared to guys
like that, it shows we really do
have the talent,” Shepherd said.
“I feel like the expectations for
us are really high.”
McDonald will join
Shepherd at the corner
position, McDonald on the
lef side and Shepherd on the
right side. Both players earned
honorable mention on last
year’s All-Big 12 team.
Te Kansas depth took a hit
when Kansas Athletics and
Weis announced Tuesday that
Short would be leaving the
program and withdrawing
from school for personal
reasons. Weis said Short had
been practicing as a backup, as
the team had been preparing
the worst.
“Tis is not something that
just happened yesterday,” Weis
said. “Tis has been going on
for a while.”
At the safety position,
Johnson led the team in
interceptions last season (5)
afer coming to Kansas from
Iowa Western Community
College. His interceptions
were good for second in the
conference, en route to being
named the Big 12 defensive
newcomer of the year and
becoming the frst Jayhawk to
earn the award.
Perhaps the most important
player on the secondary is
Sendish. Already thought of
as the leader of the group, his
position was solidifed when
his teammates chose him, a
senior free safety, in August as
one of three team captains for
the season.
Sendish came to Kansas
last season as a junior
college transfer and made an
immediate impact. He admits
there was a learning curve,
but that didn’t stop him from
recording 68 tackles and
becoming a known name for
Kansas fans.
Beyond the more
experienced players, Weis also
speaks highly of sophomore
safety Anthony Smithson, who
he said had a great camp.
“Fish (Smithson) can play
either safety (position),” Weis
said. “Even though Alex
(Matlock) is listed in the two-
deep (depth chart), Fish would
really be the frst guy in at
safety.”
As part of a defense Weis
called “salty,” the secondary
could play an integral role in
how the season turns out for
the Jayhawks.
“We are fortunate we have
some returning players who
have played a lot of football for
us, especially in the secondary
and linebacker level,” defensive
coordinator Clint Bowen said.
“Tose kids bring experience
to us and have had a good
summer and a good camp so
we are optimistic.”
— Edited by Casey Hutchins
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Senior cornerback JaCorey Shepherd breaks up a pass against Texas Tech on Oct. 4, 2013. Kansas’
secondary is one part of the team that Coach Charlie Weis isn’t worried about.
Taurasi lifts
Mercury to 96-
78 win over Lynx
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PHOENIX — Diana
Taurasi has always had a
knack for playing her best in
the biggest games.
Taurasi scored 31 points,
including hitting a key
50-footer at the end of the
third quarter, to lif the
Phoenix Mercury to a 96-
78 win over the Minnesota
Lynx on Tuesday night in the
decisive game of the Western
Conference fnals.
Taurasi improved to 7-0 in
her career in winner-take-all
games.
“Tere is no player in the
world I would rather have
on my team,” Mercury coach
Sandy Brondello said.
Down eight points at the
half, Minnesota clawed back
to tie the game at 67 before
Taurasi took over. She hit a
jumper and then connected
on her shot from the other
side of halfcourt to give the
Mercury a fve-point lead
heading into the fourth
quarter.
She then scored the frst
eight points of the fourth to
put the game away and give
Phoenix an 80-67 lead with
7:19 lef. Minnesota had
eliminated Phoenix in the
2011 and 2013 en route to
winning the title.
“For the most part, going
in to the last couple of
minutes of the third, they got
the momentum, they were
playing well, they were feeling
good, they were making us
feel uncomfortable,” Taurasi
said. “Couple of plays turns
that.”
Taurasi admitted that she
hadn’t made many halfcourt
shots in practice.
“I never make them, I don’t
think I have made one all
year,” Taurasi said. “I’ll miss
them all year to make that
one.”
Phoenix coach Sandy
Brondello noted the shot got
the crowd back in the game
afer Minnesota had erased a
double-digit lead in the fnal
90 seconds of the third.
“When anyone makes a
big shot like that, you just
think, ‘okay, it’s our night,’”
Brondello said. “Te look in
their eyes, we just knew.”
Te Mercury, which
had the best record in the
league, will face the winner
of Wednesday’s Chicago-
Indiana game.
“I thought that Phoenix
played great, they were
hard to play against,” said
Minnesota coach Cheryl
Reeve, who got ejected afer
receiving two technical fouls
with 1:58 lef. “It’s not like
we played that bad. I got a
good team. I thought that
we just didn’t get done some
things we were trying to do
on Griner and then Dee. I
saw Dee before the game and
I told our staf, ‘Dee’s got a
bounce in her step.’”
Minnesota, which had
made the WNBA Finals the
past three seasons, missed
its frst 10 shots of the fourth
period, falling behind 85-67
midway through the quarter.
Seimone Augustus had 13
of her 21 points in the third
quarter as the Lynx erased
a 10-point defcit. Lindsay
Whalen had 20 points, eight
rebounds and six assists but
missed four straight shots to
start the fourth quarter.
“Taurasi hits a halfcourt
shot, tough shot, that was
momentum, that was a
momentum play for them,”
Whalen said. “Afer that we
had a hard time getting stops,
we started taking tough
shots, they weren’t falling,
the shots that were falling in
the frst, weren’t.”
K
ansas fans are spoiled. Year
afer year, locals, students and
alumni alike get to watch the
University basketball team dominate
the hardwood and easily work its way
toward another inevitable postseason
run.
It can be all too easy to become
immersed in the week-to-week spirit
and pageantry that Kansas basketball
provides. It’s so easy that many take for
granted how difcult all of that seem-
ingly efortless winning can be. It’s
important to remember that in sports,
as in life, achieving success takes a
great amount of time and achieving
perennial success takes even longer.
Finally, September is upon us and it
brings with it a fresh start, hope and
football. It has been six long years
since the Kansas football team has
reached the postseason and expe-
rienced anything close to what the
basketball team does year afer year.
But things are starting to look up.
Entering his third season at Kansas,
Coach Charlie Weis is in control of
what is easily his most talented and
experienced team yet. In addition
to having a strong roster, the team is
implementing a new spread ofense
that will be headed up by dual-threat
quarterback Montell Cozart and
ofensive coordinator John Reagan,
the team’s new play caller. Te spread
ofense, used by teams such as Baylor
and Auburn, is being implemented in
hopes of speeding up scoring drives
allowing for more ofensive posses-
sions in a single game.
Afer what will hopefully be swif
and frequent scores, the defense will
be prepared to return the ball to the
ofense with notable talent, experience
and leadership in players like senior
linebacker Ben Heeney, senior cor-
nerback Dexter McDonald and senior
Defensive lineman Keon Stowers.
Te Jayhawks have to win six games
to qualify for postseason play. Six wins
is all the the team has accumulated
in the past three years, but this year’s
schedule shows great promise and
opportunity. If the team can enter
conference play 3-0 with wins over
Southeast Missouri, Duke and Central
Michigan, the team will only need one
major upset assuming they can win
two home games against opponents
TCU and Iowa State.
Tere’s no doubt that things will get
rough this season. Te Big 12 Confer-
ence contains an arsenal of prestigious
programs including Oklahoma, Baylor
and Texas making lopsided losses
essentially unavoidable.
It’s important to remember, though,
that all hope is not lost. I’ve seen and
heard too many “fans” already con-
demning the team to another failure
of a season. It should be noted that a
decade ago, Kansas football reached
four bowl games in eight seasons,
winning three, and was well on its way
to building a small dynasty before the
Mark Mangino scandal. Like Mangi-
no, Weis has slowly built the program
back up and has begun securing sig-
nifcant high school and transfer talent
to ensure future success.
Tis Saturday it begins, and you can
be a part of it. Grab your friends, take
a walk down the hill, fnd a good seat
and don’t forget your keys. Te tra-
dition and spirit you feel at a Kansas
football game is strangely magical
and unlike anything else in Lawrence.
Te Jayhawks are ofcially 0-0 and
anything could happen.
— Edited by Sarah Kramer

“For the last month or so, I’ve been
listening to the Kansas football fans
feel like the sky is falling. Shut the
hell up! I’m tired of listening to it. I
really am. We’re all in this together.”
— Charlie Weis
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U.S. beats Dominicans 106-71 at Basketball World Cup
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BILBAO, Spain — Tey were
expected to be in Barcelona.
Tey hope to fnish their trip
in Madrid.
First, they had to take care of
Bilbao.
Te Americans wrapped up
the No. 1 seed in their group
Wednesday, improving to 4-0
at the Basketball World Cup
with a 106-71 victory over the
Dominican Republic.
Kenneth Faried, whose
shooting percentage dropped
afer he missed three shots,
scored 16 points for the U.S.
DeMarcus Cousins came of
the bench and added 13 points
on 5-of-5 shooting.
Te Americans will fnish
Group C play in Bilbao on
Tursday against Ukraine —
when U.S. coach Mike Krzyze-
wski will coach against long-
time friend and former NBA
coach Mike Fratello — before
playing their round of 16 game
Saturday night in Barcelona
against the fourth-place team
from Group D, which is still to
be determined.
A few wins there and they
would play for gold in Madrid,
but nobody is look
“Obviously we have to take
care of here. Nothing’s given,”
forward Rudy Gay said. “We’ve
worked hard, we’ve been tested
and we’ve overcome that, and
also got some pretty big wins.”
Te Americans surpassed
100 points for the second time
in the tournament — and they
were “held” to 98 points in
their other two games. Even
afer having to overcome a
halfime defcit in one game,
they came in averaging a
tournament-best 103.3 points
and were winning by 35.7 per
game.
All 12 players scored, and
the ones who weren’t in the
game were up cheering when
back-of-the-bench centers
Mason Plumlee and Andre
Drummond hooked up on an
alley-oop in the fnal minutes.
“I believe everybody felt
pretty good how they played
tonight,” Cousins said. “Tat’s
what we’re going to need to
continue this path.”
Te Americans led by only
three points afer one quarter
but had no trouble extending
that as the game went on, as
the Dominicans’ willingness
to push the pace simply played
into the Americans’ hands.
Faried made 8 of 11 shots, a
73-percent clip that actually
lowered his percentage for the
tournament to 78.4 percent af-
ter the Denver forward came
into the game hitting 81 per-
cent.
Victor Liz scored 15 points
for the Dominican Republic
(2-2), which will face Turkey
on Tursday, still in position
to advance.
Te Dominicans played
without Houston Rockets for-
ward Francisco Garcia, who
entered the day’s play tied for
fourth in the tournament with
21 points per game. He ap-
peared to turn an ankle late
in the Dominicans’ victory
over Finland on Tuesday, and
though he fnished the game,
was walking gingerly Wednes-
day as he went to the bench
afer his teammates had come
out to warm up.
“Tey were short-handed.
We knew that,” Krzyzewski
said. “I thought we did a good
job tonight.”
Seventy-seven points. Eight
rushing touchdowns. 516
total yards of ofense. Tese
statistics sound like they come
from a video game. Instead,
these knockout numbers were
put up by a real college football
team last week, Southeast
Missouri State — the Kansas
Jayhawks’ frst opponent of the
season.
SEMO, which plays in the
Division I Football
Ch a mp i o ns h i p
Subdivision, put
on a show against
Missouri Baptist
on Aug. 29. Even
though Missouri
Baptist isn’t a
quality opponent
(this is the team’s
inaugural season),
Kansas is not taking SEMO
and its dominant performance
lightly.
“Te frst game they were
dominant in all three facets,”
Kansas Coach Charlie Weis
said. “Tey were dominant on
ofense, they were dominant
on defense, and I think
that he [SEMO coach Tom
Matukewicz] was most pleased
about they were dominant on
special teams.”
Of course, Saturday’s opener
for the Jayhawks is bigger
than just who they’re playing.
Te game is the frst chance
the team has to prove it has
turned a corner and back up
the general optimism coming
from the coaches and players.
Weis, who is starting his
third year, knows the fans are
hungry. He also understands
this game could set the tone
for the season.
“I think it’s important for
the psyche of our team for us
to play well,” Weis said. “If we
come out and have a sloppy
opener, a win is still a win if
that’s the case, but a sloppy
opener doesn’t help the psyche
of the team.”
Te personnel for the
Jayhawks will be a mix of
up-and-coming players and
veterans who have seen it all.
Listed on the latest depth
chart are six true freshmen,
including place kicker John
Duvic, who beat sophomore
Matthew Wyman for the
starting role. Weis said more
than likely, all of the freshman
on the list will see playing time
Saturday.
For the veterans, there is
no one more important than
sophomore quarterback
Montell Cozart. Starting the
season with an experienced
Jayhawk quarterback is not
something that has happened
before in Weis’ tenure at
Kansas.
“(Cozart) started camp and
was doing really well and had
a little bit of a lull, then came
out of that and since that has
been very good,” ofensive
coordinator John Reagan said.
“It’s fun, it’s exciting, and he
has every right to be where
he is with his confdence right
now based on his camp.”
Also on the ofensive
side, many eyes will be on
the running back position.
Since senior running backs
Brandon Bourbon and Taylor
Cox were both lost for the
season due to injuries, an air
of mystery has surrounded
the position. Junior college
transfer De’Andre Mann and
freshman Corey Avery are set
to take over. Neither has won
the starting job, so
they look to share
carries against
SEMO.
Te defense has
the job of stopping
the SEMO ofense
that proved it can
rack up big yards.
Quarterback Kyle
Snyder completed
10 of 12 passes against Missouri
Baptist with two touchdowns.
Seven diferent players rushed
for touchdowns; Snyder was
the only one to run for two
of them. Weis said he thinks
his defense is ready for the
challenge.
“I think our defense is going
to be pretty solid, to tell you
the truth,” Weis said. “I think
if our ofense can score enough
points, we’ll have a chance to
win a whole bunch of games.”
Kansas will take on the
SEMO Redhawks, who play
out of Ohio Valley Conference,
this Saturday at 6 p.m.
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“I think if our offense can score enough points, we’ll
have a chance to win a whole bunch of games.”
CHARLIE WEIS
Kansas football coach
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Senior linebacker Ben Heeney (31) dives to tackle a Texas Tech receiver on Oct. 5, 2013.
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Junior safety Isaiah Johnson, right, takes down former Kansas State running back John Hubert on Nov. 30, 2013.
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KANSAS VS. SEMO
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SEMO
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Kansas faces off against
Southeast Missouri State on Saturday
Prediction: Kansas 45, SEMO 14
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DAN HARMSEN
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KANSAS
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SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE
(1-0)
Montell Cozart, So.
Quarterback
After becoming the starter in week nine against West Virginia, Cozart has led the Jayhawks’ offense.
Weis has praised his accuracy, and Reagan’s spread offense will allow Cozart to use his legs.
★★★★✩
De’Andre Mann, Jr.
Running back
Mann has become the starter due to season-ending injuries to the top two backs. He’ll see a majority
of the backfield carries, but freshman Corey Avery will see time as well.
★★★✩✩
Nick Harwell, Sr.
Wide receiver
First start for the Jayhawks after transferring from Miami-Ohio in 2013. Harwell is one of the three
captains of the team, and leads young receiving corps.
★★★✩✩
Isaiah Johnson, Jr.
Safety
The 2013 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year will start strong at safety, as he adds to his first
season with the Jayhawks. Johnson led the Jayhawks with five interceptions in 2013.
★★★★✩
Ben Heeney, Sr.
Linebacker
The leader of the defense, Preseason First Team All-Big 12 pick and 2014 Nagurski
Award Watch List player is one of the two defensive captains, and will defend
his leading-tackling title on the Jayhawks.
★★★★★
Kyle Snyder, Sr.
Quarterback
Last week, Snyder was a sharp 10-12 for 198 yards and two touchdowns, and added 33 yards on the
ground and two scores against an expansion program in Missouri Baptist. SEMO struggled to throw the
football last year, and Kansas linebackers can pin their ears back and corral Snyder.
★✩✩✩✩
DeMichael Jackson, Jr.
Running back
In week one against Missouri Baptist, Jackson picked up right where he left off last season with 82
rushing yards on just eight carries and a 66-yard screen pass for a touchdown. The junior averaged
140.5 yards rushing over the last four games of the 2013 season.
★★★✩✩
Paul McRoberts, Jr.
Wide receiver
McRoberts’ talents would be better served in an offense that throws the football more. The 6-foot-3,
rangy pass-catcher will likely be matched up against Kansas’ senior defensive back Dexter McDonald
who will force Snyder to throw into tight windows.
★★✩✩✩
Tim Hamm-Bey, Sr.
Cornerback
Hamm-Bey will likely be Harwell’s first challenge in the Jayhawk uniform. Cozart will be looking his
way often as he works the middle of the field on crossing routes.
★✩✩✩✩
Wisler Ymonice, Sr.
Linebacker
Ymonice had an interception in last week’s victory. He returns as the team’s leading tackler
from a year ago and is SEMO’s best defender.
★★✩✩✩
Despite this being the worst
stretch of four years in the
program’s history, the running
back position has always
been a consistent bright spot.
Running back James Sims,
who graduated in May 2014,
racked up 3,592 yards to rank
him Kansas’ third all-time
rusher. He fnished second
in both carries (798) and
touchdowns (34).
But for the frst time since
2009, James Sims won’t be
behind the quarterback ready
to take the handof.
Tat job was supposed to
belong to seniors Brandon
Bourbon and Taylor Cox.
Tat was until both running
backs sufered season-ending
injuries in fall camp.
“My frst thought is for those
two kids. Tey are seniors
and they have those injuries,”
ofensive coordinator John
Reagan said.
What was once touted
as the deepest position on
the team now stands as the
team’s biggest question mark.
Rather than having a duo of
experienced running backs
ready to take the helm, Kansas
will be trotting out a backfeld
that combined has zero carries
in a Kansas uniform.
Coach Charlie Weis still
plans to use a mixture of two
running backs in his new
spread ofense ran by Reagan.
Te two running backs he
plans to use will be junior
college transfer De’Andre
Mann and freshman Corey
Avery, who will both be
making their Division I
debuts this Saturday.
Due to injuries to Bourbon
and Cox, former-running
back and converted receiver
Tony Pierson will see time in
the backfeld, where he hasn’t
played since he was injured
against Texas Tech on Oct. 5,
2013.
Even though Pierson doesn’t
practice in the backfeld
as much as he used to, he
rushed for 1,319 yards in his
frst three seasons for the
Jayhawks.
Despite the lack of
experience in what has
arguably been the strongest
position for Kansas football
in his tenure, Weis remains
optimistic.
“I would be surprised if they
don’t play well,” Weis said.
Weis plans to use both
running backs equally and in
diferent situations.
“You are going to see a whole
bunch of both of them,” Weis
said. “It’s really not important
to me which guy is out on
the feld. We feel confdent in
both of them.”
Mann, a 5-foot-9, 198-pound
back from Hartnell College,
was rated as the ffh best
junior college running back
in the nation by ESPN.com.
Because of experience at the
collegiate level, he is expected
to face the high demands of
the Big 12.
“De’Andre is probably
the better football player,”
Weis said. “He is ready for
primetime. He is built with
that body to take a Big 12
pounding.”
Mann’s partner-in-crime,
Avery is a freshman running
back out of Carter High
School in Dallas. Avery was
rated a four-star prospect by
ESPN.com and chose Kansas
over ofers from Nebraska,
Texas and Texas Tech. Despite
only being here for a short
amount of time, Weis has
been impressed with Avery’s
ability to make plays.
“Corey is actually the better
athlete, and his upside is
through the roof,” Weis said.
“He has the ability to make
people miss.”
To add some much-needed
depth at an inexperienced
position, Weis moved
freshman safety Joe Dineen
Jr. to running back. Despite
being relatively new to the
position, the Free State
alumnus has impressed the
coaching staf these past two
weeks and could see some
playing time Saturday.
“I think Joe Dineen is ready
to play in the game,” Weis
said. “He is clearly the next
guy in. Since we have moved
him from defense to ofense,
he has just gotten better,” Weis
said.
Neither of these guys will
step in and make fans forget
about James Sims. But with
the combination of these
three young men, the running
back remains one of the more
intriguing positions heading
into the 2014 season.
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Freshman Corey Avery, a
fat-topped Texan with the
moniker “Superman” and a
smile from ear-to-ear, is listed
as the number one ball carrier
on the Kansas depth chart
heading into the 2014 season.
Avery, the 2014 graduate
from illustrious Carter High
School in Dallas, had no
shortage of ofers to play
Division I football upon
graduation. At least 13 schools
extended scholarships to
the 5-foot-10, 195-pounder,
according to rivals.com,
including Baylor, LSU,
Nebraska, Texas and Ohio
State — the team Avery made
his initial verbal commitment
to.
Avery signed with Kansas
on Feb. 3.
Determined to show that he
is not the running back solely
because of injuries to Taylor
Cox and Brandon Bourbon,
Avery says he deserves the
position because of skill.
“I’m a quick running back,
explosive — not overpowering
— but I’m a speedy guy,”
Avery said.
Coach Charlie Weis, who
has never been hesitant to
admire a player, agrees.
“Based on perspective and
perception of what I’ve seen,
I’ve been very excited about
Corey,” Weis said. “He makes
people miss, and that excites
me.”
But it’s another new face that
will be competing with Avery
for snaps.
“De’Andre [Mann] is
challenging for number one,
as well,” Weis said. “Tere’s
quite the competition.
De’Andre is a natural runner,
and he also has a second gear
that’s good to see on the feld
sometimes with a guy who’s
5-foot-9, 205 [pounds]. You
see that short, stocky guy, and
you say, ‘He’s not going to be
able to run like that,’ but he
can.”
Mann, a Miami native,
turned down an opportunity
to play for the Miami
Hurricanes to join the
Jayhawks. Te junior rushed
for 1,706 yards at Hartnell
College in Salinas, Calif.,
last year and was selected
Regional Ofensive Player of
the Year, and a frst team All-
American.
“I believe in my talent, and
I’m a hard worker too,” Mann
said. “I’m just pretty confdent
in myself.”
Freshman linebacker Kyron
Watson and transfer Anthony
“Fish” Smithson appear to be
the candidates that will most
likely get early playing time
on the defensive side of the
ball.
“Kyron, who’s learning
behind and sitting there
behind Ben [Heeney] and
a couple other guys, will be
pushing,” Weis said. “Kyron is
a sideline-to-sideline player,
and he’s got leadership that’s
a little bit suppressed because
he’s a freshman, but he’s one
of those guys that you can
see down the line potentially
being in that role.”
Rivals.com ranked Watson
No. 22 for best inside
linebacker in the country.
“Lately I’ve just been trying
to take every snap I can, every
rep I can, and just learn things
I have to do to be a better
player,” Watson said. “I’m
trying to adjust from high
school to college football and
the speed of the game.”
Fish Smithson, the junior-
college transfer, is striving
for playing time in a crowded
secondary. He embraces the
challenges a loaded Kansas
defensive backfeld and the
Big 12 conference present.
“I just felt like it was
home, and it ft more my
playing style, the Big 12,”
said Smithson. “If you’re a
DB and you don’t like the
Big 12 Conference, then you
probably don’t like football
that much. I love the way they
throw the ball around, and I
love competition.”
Kansas will need its fresh
faces to perform well if the
team wants to turn around its
losing reputation. It’s safe to
say that these four newcomers
appear confdent and ready
for football.
— Edited by Logan
Schlossberg

“I’m trying to adjust from
high school to college
football and the speed of the
game.”
KYRON WATSON
Freshman linebacker
Cardinals beat Pirates,
open 2 1/2-game lead
ST. LOUIS — Peter Bourjos sin-
gled home the winning run in the
ninth inning, and the St. Louis
Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh
Pirates 1-0 Wednesday to stretch
their winning streak to five.
Yadier Molina walked with two
outs in the ninth on a 3-2 pitch
from Mark Melancon (2-4), who
had entered an inning earlier.
Molina advanced to second on
John Jay’s single and scored on
the hit by Bourjos, easily beating
the throw home from center fielder
Andrew McCutchen.
St. Louis moved into sole pos-
session of the NL Central lead
for the first time Monday and ex-
tended it to 2 1/2 games with a
three-game sweep that dropped
the Pirates five games back.
Pittsburgh has lost 10 of its last
12 road games, dropping to a ma-
jor league-worst 17-29 away from
home in day games.
Trevor Rosenthal (2-6) pitched a
one-hit ninth. Pinch-hitter Grego-
ry Polanco drew an 11-pitch walk
leading off the eighth against
Carlos Martinez, who retired the
next three batters.
St. Louis starter Shelby Miller
allowed three hits and three walks
in seven innings. The Pirates’
Edinson Volquez gave up three
hits and two walks in 6 1-3 in-
nings.
Plate home umpire Ron Kulpa
issued a warning to both bench-
es in the fifth inning after Miller
threw a high fastball that sailed
behind McCutchen. In the fourth,
Volquez had hit Matt Holliday and
Matt Adams back to back.
Pittsburgh catcher Martin threw
out Jay attempting to steal third
in the eighth. Martin has throw
out runners attempting to steal in
four straight games and leads the
NL with 25 runners caught steal-
ing — four short of his league-
high total last year.
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A little over a year ago, re-
ceiver Nick Harwell was not
a well-known name in Law-
rence. He was known as the
player dismissed from Miami
University afer an arrest in
March of 2013.
But Harwell didn’t want to
talk to about his past, and
wouldn’t comment on any-
thing that happened at his for-
mer university.
“I just want to focus on Kan-
sas,” Harwell said.
Harwell, one of the three
team captains, had to sit out
a year afer transferring, and
he said that missing the 2013
season was a humbling expe-
rience.
“Playing three years and then
sitting out shows how much
this game means to you, but
I’ve had time to develop my
body and get into the playbook
and learn the plays,” Harwell
said.
Harwell is an optimistic
young man, and anyone who
looks into his eyes can see the
focus that he brings as a foot-
ball player and an individual.
Te senior earned his role as
a team captain not by chance,
but by showing that he’s a lead-
er, and he said he’s honored to
be a captain and hopes to set a
good example for the younger
players.
“I try to spread my work
ethic and to show them, even
though I’ve been successful in
the past, you still have to work
hard to get where you’re go-
ing,” Harwell said.
It’s uncommon for a player
to be awarded a team captain
position afer being around the
team for one season. Senior
tight end Jimmay Mundine
said Harwell’s leadership start-
ed as soon as he showed up in
Lawrence.
“It started last year when he
couldn’t play, and most guys
you would think would be
down and depressed that they
couldn’t play this year, but
[Harwell] had a lot of energy,”
Mundine said. “He tried to get
guys going and tried helping
where he could. He leads by
example.”
Harwell, who caught 229
passes for 3,166 yards and 23
touchdowns in the three sea-
sons for the Redhawks, is a de-
termined and confdent foot-
ball player. He said his goals
for this season are to win the
Biletnikof Award for the best
wide receiver in the country
and do something no other
NCAA receiver has ever done.
“I want to catch every ball
thrown to me,” Harwell said.
“Te receiver’s goals are 85
percent of ball completions,
but I want to catch 100 percent
of them. “
And that’s exactly why Coach
Charlie Weis ofered him a
scholarship as soon as Harwell
was available.
“It would be nice to have
some receivers scoring touch-
downs,” Weis said. “And I’m
not being sarcastic.”
But why Kansas? Why not go
to a big-time program that has
won more than four games in
the past two seasons? Harwell,
a Missouri City, Texas, native,
said the decision was simple.
“New start, new beginning,
Big 12 Conference and more
exposure,” Harwell said. “Just
more exposure, really.”
Harwell didn’t care that the
last time the Jayhawks went
to a bowl game was 2008. He
didn’t care that the last time a
Kansas receiver caught more
than 70 balls was 2009. Har-
well wants to make this team
better, and he thinks that the
receiving corps will be a night
and day comparison from last
season.
“I can defnitely catch balls,
and I feel like me catching balls
will open up more passing for
other receivers,” Harwell said.
“[Te receivers] are far more
motivated, we have a lot more
guys and we have experience.
I feel like our coaching staf
brings a lot of motivation that
makes you want to go out and
play.”
Te coaching staf doesn’t
only bring motivation; it
brings a diferent scheme from
last season, too. Ofensive co-
ordinator John Reagan has
implemented a new spread
ofense compared to the pro-
style ofense Weis ran the pre-
vious two seasons. Harwell,
in his eyes, thinks the spread
ofense will change the rate of
success because “receivers get
the ball more.”
Reagan would agree that
Harwell has earned his role as
the top receiver in this league
and makes the other receivers
better.
“Outside of Nick, it’s poten-
tial, not productivity,” Reagan
said.
On Saturday, the Jayhawks
receiving group will be com-
pletely diferent from last sea-
son, but watch out for the re-
ceiver wearing number eight,
Harwell. He said he wouldn’t
let you down.
— Edited by Sarah Kramer
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is expected to be a top player when he returns to the field Saturday.
Kansas football predictions
By Brian Hillix
Sports Editor
By Blair Sheade
Associate Sports Editor
By Stella Liang
Football Beat Writer
By Dan Harmsen
Football Beat Writer
By Shane Jackson
Football Beat Writer
Projected record:
5-7
Projected Big 12 rankings:
1. Oklahoma
2. Baylor
3. Texas Tech
4. Texas
5. Oklahoma State
6. TCU
7. Kansas State
8. West Virginia
9. Kansas
10. Iowa State
Projected record:
6-6
Projected Big 12 rankings:
1. Oklahoma
2. Baylor
3.Oklahoma State
4.Texas
5. West Virginia
6.Texas Tech
7. Kansas
8. TCU
9. Kansas State
10. Iowa State
Projected record:
3-9
Projected Big 12 rankings:
1. Oklahoma
2. Baylor
3. Oklahoma State
4. Kansas State
5. Texas
6. West Virginia
7. Texas Tech
8. TCU
9. Kansas
10. Iowa State
The Kansan sports editors
and football beat writers
take a stab at how the foot-
ball season will play out.
Shane Jackson predicts a
drop-off in wins from last
season, while Blair Sheade
predicts twice as many wins.
Four out of five believe Okla-
homa will finish first in the
Big 12 while everyone ranked
Baylor in the top three. No
one projected Kansas to
finish higher than seventh
place in the conference.
Projected record:
5-7
Projected Big 12 rankings:
1. Oklahoma
2. Kansas State
3. Baylor
4. Texas
5. TCU
6. Oklahoma State
7. Texas Tech
8. Kansas
9. West Virginia
10. Iowa State
Projected record:
2-10
Projected Big 12 rankings:
1. Baylor
2. Kansas State
3. Oklahoma
4. Oklahoma State
5. Texas Tech
6. Texas
7. TCU
8. West Virginia
9. Iowa State
10. Kansas
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o put it simply,
Coach Charlie Weis
is already on the hot
seat. Weis, entering his third
season with the Jayhawks,
has a 4-20 record over the
last two years. If this year
doesn’t have a signifcant
change in wins, Weis could
be fred. Despite Weis having
a contract that runs through
2016, Kansas has recently
been known for terminating
contracts early if coaches
don’t keep up with demands.
Take Turner Gill for exam-
ple. He coached two seasons
at Kansas before Weis, and
his record was 5-19. He had
one more win than Weis and
was canned, even though his
contract was for fve years.
Kansas hasn’t won a road
game under the direction
of Weis. Te last road game
Kansas won was back in
2009 against the University
of Texas at El Paso. Not only
has Kansas lost on the road,
but the losses have come with
substantial point diferenc-
es. Since the UTEP game,
Kansas has been outscored
347 to 1046 on the road. If
Weis wants to get of the hot
seat, Kansas needs to win in
enemy territory.
Winning on the road in
2014 is going to be tough.
Tis season Kansas plays
Duke, West Virginia, Texas
Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma and
Kansas State on the road. In
the frst week of the season,
Duke beat Elon 52-13. West
Virginia kept it close with
Alabama, the No. 2 ranked
team in the nation. Texas
Tech beat Central Arkansas
42-35. Baylor embarrassed
Southern Methodist 45-0.
Oklahoma topped Louisiana
Tech 48-16. Kansas State
beat Stephen F. Austin 55-16.
In the second week of the
AP Top 25 poll, Oklahoma,
Baylor and Kansas State are
all ranked, with Duke, West
Virginia and Texas Tech all
receiving votes.
Since Weis has been at the
helm, Kansas has only won
one conference game. If
Kansas wants to be consid-
ered as a contender and be
respected in the world of
Division I football, that has
to change. However, winning
a conference game will be
difcult. Te road games
Kansas plays are going to be
tough. All but one (Duke)
are conference opponents.
Kansas plays Texas, Okla-
homa State, Iowa State and
TCU at home this season. In
week one, Texas beat North
Texas 38-7. Oklahoma State
held their own against the
defending national champi-
on, Florida State, losing by
just a touchdown. Iowa State
had a FCS whooping from
North Dakota State 34-14.
TCU easily handled Samford
48-14.
If Weis doesn’t come up
with wins this season, he’s
going to be on the hot seat
even more than he is already.
By the looks of this season’s
opponents, winning isn’t
going to be easy.
— Edited by Lyndsey Havens
W
hen Charlie Weis
stepped into a
coaching position
at Kansas, he made it very
clear: It’s a fve-year process to
get back to success. Te Jay-
hawks seemed to support that
idea with a fve-year contract
worth $12.5 million for Weis.
2014 will be year three for
Weis at Kansas. In Weis’ frst
season, afer the two-year
Turner Gill debacle, he picked
up only one win, and further
afrmed Kansas’ role as the
Big 12’s football doormat.
In 2013, prospects started
looking up with three wins.
Although the team picked up
a win in the Big 12, it has, by
no means, been satisfying for
Jayhawks fans.
Already, Weis has taken
steps toward improving again
in 2014. Weis eliminated all
questions and drama about
the most important position
on the team when he named
sophomore Montell Cozart the
starter in the spring, a smart
coaching decision.
Tough there seems to be
certainty at the quarterback
position, there are plenty of
questions elsewhere for Weis,
especially afer his top two
running backs — seniors
Brandon Bourbon and Taylor
Cox — both sufered sea-
son-ending injuries just weeks
before the season. However,
Weis recruited a heap of junior
college talent during the
ofseason, and, overall, beat
in-state rival Kansas State in
recruitment.
Not only is there an infux
of new talent, but this is also
Weis’ most experienced team,
despite the inexperience at
quarterback. On the ofensive
end, the team will start seniors
Tony Pierson and transfer
Nick Harwell at wideout,
while three seniors will lead
the way for the ofensive line,
and two more at tight end. On
the defensive side of the ball,
captains Cassius Sendish and
Ben Heeney will headline,
both as seniors.
Te only underclassman
who will come into the Sept.
6 game against Southeast
Missouri State as a starter
is Cozart, whom Weis felt
enough confdence in to name
a starter months ago.
Tis Jayhawks team, despite
some recent misfortune with
the injury bug, should, without
a doubt, take a few more steps
forward this season. Weis is
expected to pick up two wins
in non-conference play before
taking on the Big 12, where
fans will likely want three or
more wins from Weis in a
multitude of winnable games,
or they will want his job.
Weis’ job this season is to
get the Jayhawks back to the
middle of the pack in the Big
12. Te question is simply this:
Will the steps Weis and his
team take be enough for Weis
to keep his job?
Remember, the Jayhawks
gave Weis fve years for a
reason, and the plan to rebuild
the Jayhawk football program
is only halfway complete. If
the team stops now, the whole
thing will crumble, again.
— Edited by Alyssa Scott
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Kansas State has more than Lockett at wide receiver
ASSOCIATED PRESS
MANHATTAN — Tyler
Lockett is the third member
of his family to play wide re-
ceiver for Bill Snyder at Kansas
State, so the 74-year-old coach
knows what the family lineage
can bring to an ofense.
He also knows the perils of
building solely around the
All-American wide receiv-
er. Not only has Lockett been
prone to injury, it also hand-
cufs what the Wildcats can do
ofensively
“I’ve always said that we
want to do what our players
are capable of doing,” Snyder
explained. “We don’t have any-
thing set aside saying, ‘Tis is
Tyler Lockett, and we can’t do
this without Tyler Lockett,’ or
whoever else it may be. If you
do that, then you’re bouncing
around all year and I don’t re-
ally want to do that.”
Tat’s why it doesn’t matter
whether a wide receiver is run-
ning with the frst team or the
scout team, everybody who
lines up for the No. 20 Wild-
cats carries the same expecta-
tions.
“I want to acclimate guys
to be able to run our ofense,
run our defense, execute our
special teams,” Snyder said. “If
you’re a backup guy, then you
have to step up and do those
things.”
Besides, Lockett has been
prone to hamstring injuries
throughout his career, and he
sat out all but the frst quarter
of last weekend’s blowout win
over Stephen F. Austin as a
precaution. Snyder said he ex-
pects Lockett to play more on
Saturday at Iowa State.
“I’ve said this before as it
relates to Tyler,” Snyder said,
“he just has to ft into our of-
fense and not put ourselves in
a position, whether its him or
whoever it happens to be, that
all of a sudden our structure
becomes very limited in what
we’re capable of doing. We
have to work on all of it with
everybody.”
Jake Waters doesn’t shy away
from his desire to have No. 16
on the feld. But if the dynam-
ic wide receiver is out for any
reason, Waters is also prepared
to look in other directions.
Kody Cook hauled in an
impressive touchdown catch
against the Lumberjacks.
Deante Burton fashed a big
body and sof hands. Curry
Sexton has proven over the last
couple of years to be the kind
of dependable veteran pass
catcher that always seems to
fourish at Kansas State.
“A lot of those guys with their
frst game experience did awe-
some,” Waters said. “I have all
the confdence in the world
knowing if they’re out there
and open, I’m going to try to
get the ball to them because I
know they’re going to make a
play.”
Most of those wide receiv-
ers were passed over by more
high-profle schools, as is the
case with the majority of play-
ers who get on the feld at Kan-
sas State. But it may be just that
chip on their shoulder that so
ofen allows them to succeed.
Cook is perhaps the perfect
example. He was a prep quar-
terback in Louisburg, Kansas,
and then alternated before
quarterback and wide receiv-
er at Hutchinson Community
College. He redshirted last sea-
son at Kansas State, and then
stood out in his frst true game
action last Saturday, out jump-
ing a defender on a 22-yard
touchdown reception in the
third quarter.
Te Wildcats had nine difer-
ent players catch passes against
Stephen F. Austin, including
unheralded sophomore Ste-
ven West, who also hauled in
a touchdown pass.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Stephen F. Austin defensive back Hipolito Coporan, right, breaks up a pass intended for Kansas State wide
receiver Judah Jones, left, during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday in Manhattan.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 9B
Kansas seeks back-to-back Invitational titles
MATT CORTE
@Corte_UDK
Kansas volleyball will look
to continue the momentum
it built last weekend, hoping
to win a second consecutive
tournament at the Denver In-
vitational Sept. 5-6.
Te Jayhawks (2-1) will take
on Bradley, Sam Houston State
and Denver, so let's take a look
at how Kansas squares up with
each team.
BRADLEY
Te frst opponent Kansas
faces should be a good warm-
up match, as Bradley started
its 2014 campaign 0-3 with
a last-place fnish at the De-
Paul Invitational. Te Braves
return with four starters from
last year, but like the Jayhawks,
they lack experience. In fact,
Bradley has fewer seniors than
Kansas as the Braves only have
one senior on the roster. Te
player to look out for is Brad-
ley's outside hitter, Jessie Tu-
lacka. Tulacka, a junior, was
third on the team in kills last
season but is now the top op-
tion afer the two leading hit-
ters graduated.
SAM HOUSTON STATE
Te Bearkats (4-0), had a
perfect weekend at their own
invitational and were taken to
fve sets only once. Sam Hous-
ton State returns with two
starters this year. What the Jay-
hawks have in seniors Chelsea
Albers and Sara McClinton,
the Bearkats have in Deveney
Wells-Gibson. Te team cap-
tain and senior outside hitter
led the team in kills last year
and just passed the 1,000-ca-
reer kill mark in the team’s
previous tournament.

DENVER
Denver University is the only
team in this invitational that
Kansas played last season, with
Kansas taking the match 3-1 in
its last non-conference game
of the season. Afer starting
3-0 and winning the Texas-Ar-
lington Invitational to start its
season, Denver will now look
for revenge against Kansas.
Denver has more newcomers
this year than Kansas, total-
ing eight to Kansas’ seven,
but the team also returns with
four starters. Two of them,
outside hitters Moni Corruje-
do and Nola Basey, were frst
and third on the team in kills
last year, respectfully. If the
Jayhawks are to have success
against Denver, shutting down
both Corrujedo and Basey will
be essential.
All of Kansas' games at the
Denver Invitational will be
aired on ESPN3, starting with
Bradley at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Te Jayhawks will then play
Sam Houston State on Satur-
day at 11 a.m. and fnish with
Denver at 8:30 p.m.
— Edited by Lyndsey Havens
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Men’s golf begins
season at Wolverine
Intercollegiate
The Kansas men’s golf team be-
gins its season this weekend at
the 2014 Wolverine Intercollegiate
tournament.
The tournament, which will take
place on Saturday and Sunday, is
hosted by the University of Michi-
gan at its par-71 golf course. Kan-
sas, along with the 10 other partic-
ipating teams and 11 participating
individuals, will play 54 holes over
the course of the event.
“I expect that we’ll go there and
compete. We have four returners
that played last year,” Coach Jamie
Bermel said.
Chase Hanna, Ben Welle and
Logan Philley are the most expe-
rienced returning players, each
having participated in 11 of the
team’s tournaments last season.
Connor Peck and David Auer also
have experience from last season,
and the team regains Bryce Brown,
who redshirted last season but has
competed for Kansas in previous
years.
Bermel knows how important it is
for his team to get off on the right
foot.
“It’s not like we have a ton of
experience, playing one senior and
two juniors, but I think it will help
the confidence level,” Bermel said.
Kansas will submit one player to
compete in the individual portion
of the tournament, but with a rela-
tively inexperienced group, Bermel
wasn’t ready to announce who it
will be. He says he will decide when
the moment arrives.
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New lawsuit filed over alleged abuse by Sandusky
ASSOCIATED PRESS
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A
new accuser has sued Jerry
Sandusky, Penn State and a
charity the former assistant
coach founded, claiming he
was sexually abused about six
years ago.
Te case was fled in Phil-
adelphia last month by Wil-
liamsport attorney Bret
Southard, whose client was
identifed only by his initials,
Te Centre Daily Times re-
ported.
Te lawsuit claims Sandusky
abused the boy during a shop-
ping trip in 2008 or 2009, and
afer they attended a Penn
State game in 2008 against
Coastal Carolina University.
Te trip would have come
around the time law enforce-
ment ofcials began investi-
gating Sandusky in late 2008,
based on a complaint involv-
ing a student in central Penn-
sylvania. Tey charged him in
2011.
Southard told the news-
paper his client represents a
new case. Te lawsuit seeks
$550,000, along with punitive
damages and interest. Penn
State previously settled 26 cas-
es for nearly $60 million.
Te lawsuit describes the boy
as a participant in Te Second
Mile, the charity for at-risk
children Sandusky founded,
the newspaper reported.
Second Mile ofcial Da-
vid Woodle said the charity
would "engage with them and
try just to understand what's
there and take it through the
legal process." He said Te
Second Mile now exists only
as the owner of real estate that
is currently for sale.
A Penn State spokesman
declined to comment, and
messages lef by Te Associ-
ated Press for Southard and
Sandusky's legal team late
Wednesday were not immedi-
ately returned.
Sandusky was convicted two
years ago of sexual abuse of 10
boys and is serving a lengthy
state prison sentence.
Te lawsuit said the accus-
er was among the boys listed
as Second Mile participants
on a document taken from
Sandusky's home during the
investigation. Some of the
names had check marks next
to them.
"Tere was such a mark next
to plaintif's name. Te [state
police] then contacted [his]
parents," the lawsuit said.
St. Louis Cardinals beat Pirates 1-0
ASSOCIATED PRESS
ST. LOUIS — Peter Bourjos
singled home the winning
run in the ninth inning, and
the St. Louis Cardinals beat
the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0
Wednesday to stretch their
winning streak to fve.
Yadier Molina walked with
two outs in the ninth on a
3-2 pitch from Mark Melan-
con (2-4), who had entered
an inning earlier. Molina
advanced to second on John
Jay's single and scored on the
hit by Bourjos, easily beating
the throw home from center
felder Andrew McCutchen.
St. Louis moved into sole
possession of the NL Cen-
tral lead for the frst time
Monday and extended it to
2 1/2 games with a three-
game sweep that dropped
the Pirates fve games back.
Pittsburgh has lost 10 of its
last 12 road games, dropping
to a major league-worst 17-
29 away from home in day
games.
Trevor Rosenthal (2-6)
pitched a one-hit ninth.
Pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco
drew an 11-pitch walk lead-
ing of the eighth against Car-
los Martinez, who retired the
next three batters.
St. Louis starter Shelby
Miller allowed three hits and
three walks in seven innings.
Te Pirates' Edinson Volquez
gave up three hits and two
walks in 6 1-3 innings.
Plate home umpire Ron
Kulpa issued a warning to
both benches in the ffh in-
ning afer Miller threw a high
fastball that sailed behind
McCutchen. In the fourth,
Volquez had hit Matt Holli-
day and Matt Adams back to
back.
Pittsburgh catcher Martin
threw out Jay attempting to
steal third in the eighth. Mar-
tin has throw out runners
attempting to steal in four
straight games and leads the
NL with 25 runners caught
stealing — four short of his
league-high total last year.
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Tis is a crucial year for sev-
eral people within the Kansas
football program, especially
for Coach Charlie Weis, who
enters his third year as head
coach with just four wins to
his name. Weis will be count-
ed on more this year to call
the signals.
“I think for us to win the
football game, not to be better
and to be more competitive,
but for us to win more foot-
ball games it starts with the
guy with the ball in his hands
on every play,” Weis said.
Tat “guy” is sophomore
quarterback Montell Cozart.
As is the case for many
young players, Cozart took
some time to adjust to the
speed of Division I football as
a true freshman last fall.
While he had some success
carrying the football, Cozart
completed just 23 of his 63
attempted passes and has yet
to throw a touchdown. For a
quarterback who is known by
many, including himself, as a
pass-frst quarterback, those
numbers can seem alarming.
“I think the biggest thing
[for Cozart] is not being ner-
vous,” Weis said. “Accuracy
is never an issue when you
watch him throw in practice.
It’s what he is going to do
when the pressure is on.”
If Cozart can calm his
nerves and let the game come
to him, when you factor in
his ability to run the football,
Kansas could have itself a sol-
id leader of the newly-imple-
mented spread ofense.
“He’s been very good,” ofen-
sive coordinator John Reagan
said. “Not just by throwing
the ball, not just by calling
plays and getting us into the
right plays but the way he is
handling things. He has every
right to be where he is with
his confdence right now.”
Cozart was named the start-
ing quarterback near the
end of spring, so he has had
the summer to grow into his
leadership role.
“I know I’m not supposed
to say this,” Cozart said.
“but one time we were at the
[recreation center], and the
football players were playing
against the basketball players,
and we actually beat them.”
If Cozart can beat Kansas
basketball players at their
own game, just imagine what
he can do on the gridiron.
Weis said he is cautiously
optimistic about his quarter-
back, and believes the only
thing in Cozart’s way is, at
times, himself.
“I probably made a mistake,”
Weis said. “I probably should
have gone to the brown pants
for the past couple of games,
but because we played him,
we’re in a diferent position
now than if we hadn’t played
him… I’m so glad we did.”
Te team has yet to take the
feld, but with last year’s game
experience under his belt and
an ofseason of leading the of-
fense, Cozart is primed for a
bigger season.
“I think that right now
he’s confdent bordering on
cocky,” Weis said. “And that’s
a good place to be.”
Time will tell if that conf-
dence translates to the feld
when it counts. Cozart’s frst
test comes this Saturday as the
Jayhawks take on the South-
east Missouri State Redhawks
at Memorial Stadium.

—Edited by Logan
Schlossberg
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BEN CARROLL
@BCarroll91
Afer another weekend sweep
for Kansas soccer, improving
its record to 4-0, the Jayhawks
will hit the road for the frst
time this season. Kansas is led
by Big 12 Ofensive Player of
the Week Liana Salazar, who
scored three goals and had one
assist last weekend.
Kansas will head west to
face one of its former Big 12
foes, University of Colorado,
in Boulder on Friday night at
5:30 p.m. Colorado started its
season red hot, winning the
frst three matches, but are
coming of of a 1-0 loss against
Kent State in the UNLV Nike
Invitational in Las Vegas.
Te team will stay in the
mountains for a match in Den-
ver Sunday at 1 p.m. against
the University of Denver.
Denver has lost two of its frst
three matches on the road, and
is looking to bounce back this
weekend for its frst pair of
home matches.
Coach Mark Francis knows
the tough competition that
lies ahead, but admits play-
ing good teams helps their
strength of schedule.
“We have to play two very
good teams. Tey were both
in the tournament last year,”
Francis said. “I think it’ll be
another good test, but I’m sure
the kids will step up to the
challenge.”
Francis said the frst road trip
of the season can always raise
some problems, but admitted
the team has already stepped
up, and has faith that it will
continue into the weekend.
Salazar, who leads all Big 12
players with 11 points and fve
goals, said the team just needs
to continue to fght.
“[Tis] week we play against
really good teams,” Salazar
said. “We just have to keep go-
ing at them and keep winning.
Tat’s what we have to do.”
Kansas is making its way up
the NCAA rankings, just miss-
ing the cutof to be nationally
ranked, receiving 68 votes,
according to NCAA.com. If
the team can pull of another
weekend sweep, Kansas could
soon be ranked within the top
25.
— Edited by Sarah Kramer

“I think it’ll be another good
test, but I’m sure the kids
will step up to the
challenge.”
MARK FRANCIS
Kansas soccer coach
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Freshman Eli Mayr carries the ball forward on the attack during the match against the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest. The Jayhawks won 4-1 Sunday
at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Alex Smith had been pub-
licly clamoring for a contract
for a majority of the ofsea-
son, and his wish was fnally
granted.
Smith received a four-year,
$68 million contract. Afer
the details were released, it
essentially turned out to be a
three-year, $27 million dollar
contract with two option years
on the table for 2017 and
2018. Smith likely will be in a
Chiefs uniform for three more
seasons barring any serious
injuries.
Considering the landscape
of lucrative NFL quarterback
contracts, the Chiefs got a
great deal. Tey now have
leverage to cut ties with the
quarterback they traded two
second-round picks for, and
Smith still has to prove his
worth to the Chiefs down the
road.
Despite the doubts, Coach
Andy Reid knows what he’s
receiving from Smith and
knows what production he’s
receiving each day.
“He's a winner, a hard
worker [and] a good football
player,” Reid said. “He's the
same guy every day. I'm not
going to have this up-and-
down personality. You're
going to have a guy that comes
to work. Everybody knows
and trusts that he's going to be
prepared and ready to go and
give it his best out there.”
Te Chiefs haven’t won
a game with a quarterback
they’ve drafed since 1987,
when Todd Blackledge beat
the Chargers in the opening
game of that season. While
Smith may not be a Kansas
City product, he represents
stability that the Chiefs
and Smith can nurture and
develop.
While Smith’s numbers
weren’t astounding in his frst
season as a Chief, he played
well in the Chiefs’ frst playof
game since 2010, going 30-
of-46 for 378 passing yards
and four touchdowns. If the
defense didn’t notoriously im-
plode, the perception of Smith
might be diferent.
Smith will have less help
at his side, however, as he
arguably lost three of his best
ofensive linemen from last
season, and will have to count
on second-year lef tackle
Eric Fisher, who struggled
last season and in this year’s
preseason.
Smith was set to become a
free agent this ofseason, and
some argued that the front of-
fce should let the season play
out and save the negotiations
until afer seeing a second full
season of Smith.
However, the Chiefs saw an
opportunity to establish four
years of structure at the most
important position in football.
While Smith didn’t make
a defnitive statement afer
last season, he did enough to
warrant a long-term deal.
Te Chiefs have a chance
of long-term success with
a competent quarterback/
head coaching combo. With
another season under Reid’s
tutelage, Smith’s play should
only improve.
Te Chiefs saw a quarter-
back with the intelligence,
physical skills and leadership
it takes to stabilize a franchise.
Now they will see what that
amounts to in the next three
or four seasons.
— Edited by Jordan Fox
By Connor Oberkrom
@coberkro
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