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MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016 | VOLUME 130 ISSUE 12

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Homeless population spikes in Lawrence
MADISON COKER
@KansanNews

A

Douglas
County
point-in-time study
reports that the
homeless population in
Lawrence has increased 20
percent from 2013 to 2015.
Part of the reason why
the number has increased,
the study states, is because
Lawrence offers support
and shelter for the homeless. Of the 296 homeless
living in Lawrence, 207 are
living in a shelter, according to the study.
However, some of the
study's results have been
called into question.
The study provided a
snapshot of the Lawrence
homeless
community.
However, Lawrence Community Shelter officials
warn against assuming that
a one-night count accurately predicts the local homeless population.
“We don’t know all the
numbers, but we know that
the number keeps going up
because of problems like
the economy, mental health
and addictions,” said Sally
Bartlett, a Lawrence Community Shelter case manager.
The 2015 January study
reported a total of 296

homeless in Lawrence. Of
that total, 216 were adults
and 80 were children. In
2013, there were 152 homeless adults and 71 children.
The numbers in 2011 were
similar to 2013. The study is
conducted every two years.
Bartlett said the rise in
the number of Lawrence
homeless is caused by a migration from other communities.
“Seventy percent of the
people coming to the Lawrence shelter are from Lawrence,” Bartlett said. “The
other 30 percent is mainly
from areas like Johnson
County and Kansas City,
Kan.”
Plus David Hanzlick,
director of Sheffield Place,
said the study does not
accurately count women,
which contributes to the
inexact head count. Sheffield Place is a transitional
housing program for women and children in Kansas
City, Mo.
“Nobody knows how
many homeless women
with children there are because they are not the ones
sleeping on the streets,”
Hanzlick said. “They are
trying to protect their children from the streets by
sleeping on friends’ couches, in cars and in aban-

doned buildings.”
Additionally, Hanzlick
said women are more likely to seek traditional housing, counseling and mental
help.
Bartlett said generally
more women than men stay
at the Lawrence shelter.
Dani Dresslar,
Lawrence Community Development
Manager, said the
city has several
programs that provide resources to
the homeless, such
as the transitional
housing program
and places to receive food.
Lawrence has a
Homeless Issue Advisory Board that
addresses
issues
such as program
funding and initiatives to help the
homeless population.
The Lawrence
Community Shelter
moved from downtown Lawrence to
a much larger shelter in August 2012.
The new shelter is
located on the outskirts of Lawrence
on 25th Street and
can house 170 peo-

ple, 50 more than the old
location.
“There was a jump in
numbers when the shelter
moved, because it was able
to house more people,”
Dresslar said. “But, there
was a decline in transitional
housing because the pro-

gram had funding cuts.”
Dresslar said the amount
of funding the city puts into
a program generally determines the program’s success.
— Edited by Skylar
Rolstad

Graphic by Madison Coker /KANSAN

Lawrence City Commission approves new
grant program to draw tourists downtown
TANNER HASSELL
@thassell17

A new grant program
approved by the Lawrence
City Commission will reassign $150,000 of tax funds
for 2016 to support events
and programs that help attract travelers and tourists
to the city.
According to the guidelines for the new “Transient
Guest Tax Grant Program,”
the funds will come from
the six-percent temporary
guest tax placed on hotel
rooms in Lawrence.
The guideline establishes that no more than 25
percent of any event’s budget can come from the grant
fund. It also establishes a
preference for events and
programs put on by Lawrence-based organizations,
as well as events that will
likely encourage overnight
stays.
City
Communications
Manager and Explore Lawrence Interim Director Megan Gilliland said this program will help fund events
that bring people into the
community and create an
atmosphere for travel and
tourism.
“The City Commission
created this program in the
budget cycle last year to try
to funnel any out-of-cycle
requests for funding they
get into a grant program,
so that there’s an advisory
board that can look over
the requests and budget the
money ahead of time,” Gilliland said.
Gilliland said events like
the Fourth of July fireworks
display, the Downtown
Old Fashioned Parade and
Busker Festival, which have
received funding from the
city in the past, would benefit from this program.
One event that could potentially benefit from the
program is the Free State
Festival, an event held in
Downtown Lawrence every
June since 2011, according
to the festival’s website.
The Lawrence Art Center is considering using the
program for events like the
festival, said Sarah Bishop, director and ideas programming coordinator for

Free State Festival.
“It seems like there are
a few details that need to
be worked out, but we’re
excited that the City is offering this program to help
with events in Lawrence,”
Bishop said. “We won’t be
applying for funds in the
upcoming spring cycle, but
we certainly are interested
in the program for future
events.”
Gilliland said that University groups and organizations could also benefit
from the program.
“If there is someone at
KU that is trying to bring
a conference or an event to
Lawrence, I would encourage them to look into this
program or to reach out to
Explore Lawrence,” Gilliland said.
Gilliland said that there
will be two opportunities for
groups to apply for funding
through the program. The
spring deadline is in March
and the fall deadline is in
September.
— Edited by Matthew
Clough

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New Student Senate coalition candidates nominated
CONNER MITCHELL
@ConnerMitchell0

A

group of around
30 people gathered
Thursday night to
nominate executive candidates for the second coalition of the 2016 Student
Senate Election.
Richie Hernandez, a
junior from Kansas City,
Kan., was nominated as
the presidential candidate
for the coalition, named
"Creating Awareness, Raising Equality," or simply
CARE KU. John Castellaw,
a junior from Wichita, was
nominated to be Hernandez’s running mate and vice

presidential candidate.
Lauren Read was nominated to serve as elections
liaison, a position which
serves as the main communicator between the coalition and the Student Senate
Elections Commission.
Hernandez,
Castellaw
and Read were unopposed
in their nominations and
elected unanimously to
their respective positions
by CARE KU members.
Hernandez, who served
as association of university residence halls senator
last year, introduced the
main CARE KU platforms
to members. Initiatives
included mental health

awareness,
addressing
equality and inclusion on
campus, campus safety and
security, services for military and veteran students
and student resources, specifically focusing on gender
neutral housing options.
“We’re going to focus on
one at a time,” Hernandez
said. “Once we feel like that

[initiative] has gotten stable
enough to where, say, the
senators can take it over,
we’ll pass that on and implement our next platform.”
Castellaw said he has
not been involved with Student Senate prior to this
year when he began sitting
in on Student Rights Committee meetings. He said

Hernandez pushed him to
get involved in the Senate
process.
“I always wanted to get
involved in Student Senate, and I tried to my freshman year, but I was too late
with the elections,” he said.
“When it comes to Student
Senate itself, I feel like
there are a lot of things that

CARE KU coalition
intitiatives

can be improved on, and I
am all about making sure
people feel welcome and
feel like this is their home.”
CARE KU joins OneKU
as the second coalition in
the 2016 Student Senate
Election. OneKU selected
executive candidates at a
meeting on Feb. 16. Both
coalitions must first file official paperwork with the
Elections Commission and
cannot begin actively campaigning until Mar. 7, according to the official Elections Commission calendar.
— Edited by Garrett
Long

Cassidy Ritter/KANSAN

Clinton campaign office opens in Lawrence
MADDY MOLONEY AND
ALEAH MILLINER
@KansanNews

Supporters of Hillary
Clinton gathered Wednesday night to celebrate the
launch of Clinton’s Lawrence campaign office,
which will be a hub for
those volunteering and
campaigning for her presidential run.
Rep.
John
Wilson
(D-Lawrence) attended the
office opening and spoke to
supporters. He said he believes Clinton’s progressive
thinking and willingness to
work with others makes her
the best candidate for the
presidency.
With the office opening
11 days before the Kansas
caucus on March 5, campaign organizers Andrea
Johnson and Moe Shatara
plan on using the space to
train and organize volunteers. Shatara says he is
going to utilize the next 11
days to talk to as many people as possible.

The office opening drew
a crowd of nearly 50 people
and allowed supporters to
sign up for volunteer shifts
and discuss why they are
voting for Clinton.
“I think one thing people have really been into
is the chance to tell people why they support Hillary, why they want her to
be our president and, you
know, we are giving them
that chance,” Johnson said.
“And once they understand
this is their chance to have
their voice heard they are
all over it.”
Lauren Brainerd, state
director for Clinton’s Kansas campaign, said she has
been waiting to vote for a
female president since the
age of four when she asked
her parents why no women
were running in the 1992
election.
“It’s really exciting for
me to be able to be here
working for the most qualified candidate who also
happens to be a woman.
I can make a dream I had

when I was four a reality,”
Brainerd said.
Brainerd, who previously worked for the Obama
campaign, loves Clinton’s
toughness and the way she
fights for what she believes.
As for the nearing Kansas
caucus, Brainerd said she is
hopeful.
“We have four camp
offices across the state, organizations who stretch
through all 47 caucus sites,”
she said. “We literally have
huge phone banks happening in Garden City, which
is way out there, and this
office, where we have great
activity happening here in
Lawrence and also in Kansas City. So I just feel confident about the organization
we are building and the fact
that we are giving democratic Kansans an opportunity to stand up for what
they believe in, which has
been very exciting.”
— Edited by Matthew
Clough

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Apple and
FBI need
to seek
compromise

12 is just the beginning

I take my Coors Light on
the rocks

No matter how hard
you try, it’s impossible
to raise your GPA in
college
RYAN LISTON
@rliston235

Just saw a video of my
SCM professor setting
an American Record in
the deadlift - #badass
Saw my crush today. All
I could think in my head
was: hot damn, hot
damn, hot.
I didnt miss my parents
til senior year, thanks
mom and dad
I went through my
kitchen to get to class
today, where’s my
shoutout Kasich?

I am a redhead and
I just saw like three
redheads who didn’t
seem to know each
other all going to the
same place and I’m
wondering if I should
follow
Had a dream that I was
looking for the broccoli I
bought today, but there
was so much wine in the
fridge, I couldn’t find the
food. What does this
mean?
Editor’s Note: You
dreamed a dream of
time gone by, when hope
was high and life worth
living.

Last Thursday, Apple refused a court order that would
require the company to help
the FBI gain access to one of
the San Bernardino shooters'
phones. In its open letter to
customers, Apple claims that
fulfilling the FBI’s request
would entail creating an operating system that would open
up a “backdoor.” Apple says
the government or hackers
could exploit the backdoor to
gain access to other iPhones.
If Apple’s claims are correct and it can only access the
phone by making all iPhones
less secure, then the company
should not be forced to comply
with the FBI. However, if there
is an alternative way to open
the singular phone, which the
FBI thinks there is, then I believe Apple has a responsibility
to help in this case.
Apple’s argument that unlocking the shooter’s phone
would endanger the security
of all other iPhones should be
a concern to everyone. People
who own smartphones often
store personal information on
their phone, such as banking
information, health records
and passwords.
Increasing the vulnerability
of all iPhones could have serious consequences for innocent
people. Hackers could find
ways to exploit the backdoor,
steal people’s money and undermine people’s personal security.
Law enforcement could also

potentially use the technology
to gather data from phones in
their possession and violate
a person’s Fifth Amendment
rights, specifically the right to
avoid self-incrimination.
Apple’s
main
priority
should be protecting its customers’ valuable information
from any potential threats.
Apple should not endanger its
customers by reducing security
features on its products. If the
company can work with the
FBI to determine the passcode
to the shooter’s phone without
any risk to other people’s privacy, then that's what Apple
should do.
The FBI says it only wants
to unlock the shooter’s phone
and will not want to use any
technology Apple creates for
this case in other cases. If the
FBI can prove to Apple that it
will not abuse the technology by coming to some form of
compromise with the company, then Apple should do its
best to work with the FBI.
Gaining access to the shooter’s phone could help combat
terrorism or it could turn out
to be insignificant. Without access to the phone, the government is limited in the knowledge it has regarding the case.
Data that Apple has access to
has already been turned over
to the FBI, but there could
be some information left on
the phone that is unreachable
without unlocking it.
Ultimately, I believe Apple
and the FBI should discuss
the feasibility of unlocking this
one phone without causing
any form of collateral damage
to other iPhone users. The
shooters lost their right to privacy because of the crimes they
committed, but the rest of the
country should not have to
bear the burden of their punishments.
Ryan Liston is a freshman
from Lawrence studying
journalism.

Jake Kaufmann/KANSAN

Social media and apps
can impact health positively

RACHEL GONZALES
@Rachelllnoel

Social media is often
criticized as having a negative impact on the health
of its users because of issues such as body image
and self-criticism. Constant exposure to unrealistic ideals and the competition for “likes” and
“followers” can certainly
affect self identity and self
esteem.
However, there are several ways in which the use
of social media can— and
has— positively impacted
health and fitness. When
approached with the right
mindset, apps and social
media can be inspirational
and informational when it
comes to health.
The internet gives people access to an endless
stream of information.
Finding workouts to do

at the gym or recipes for a
healthy dinner has never
been easier. Social media
also allows us to share
that information. A study
by Media Bistro suggests
more than 40% of consumers say information
found via social media
affects the way they deal
with their health.
Because there is so
much information about
health, it is important
that people look at the
information they come
across with a critical eye.
Unfortunately, there is a
lot of bad advice on social
media. But if one is disciplined enough to seek out
the best, the access social
media gives to information is a great tool to use
in improving one’s health.
Social media also
presents an opportunity for users to connect
with like-minded people.
Building community is
good for mental as well as
physical health.
“Many people have
found weight loss success
and healthy communities
[on social media]” said
Lizzie Fuhr, associate fitness editor at Popsugar in
a 2013 article.
The motivation that

can come from social media is perhaps its most impactful benefit. People are
more likely to try a yoga
class if they see all their
friends posting about doing the same. “Food Porn”
is an excellent way to get
inspired to eat healthy.
Apps and social media
also aid health by making
it easier to track progress.
According to a Research
2 Guidance report, more
than 40,000 health apps
exist today. Apps allow us
to keep track of data, and
therefore to keep track of
progress. MapMyRun and
MyFitnessPal are just a
couple examples.
The more we know
about health, the healthier we can be. The more
connected one can be
to healthy lifestyles, the
more likely they are to live
a healthy lifestyle. When
more motivation to be
healthy is available, more
people will be motivated
to be healthy. Social media promotes access and
connection to health.

Rachel Gonzales is a
Junior from Fort Collins
Colorado studying journalism and sociology

Can you even graduate
college if you haven’t
thrown up from drinking
before 9 pm?

Hopefully tomorrow Leo
and I won’t have the
same number of Oscars.

Leo and Kate Winslet
walked the red
carpet together.
#theyneverletgo

Monday marks 75
more days until
commencement.
Editor’s Note: Stop
reminding us...

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KANSAN.COM | MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016

HOROSCOPES
›› WHAT’S YOUR
SIGN?

Aries ( March 21-April 19)
Manage your money to
increase cash flow. Review
your resources, and make
changes as necessary. Guard
against losses. Check statements for errors. Garbled
or broken communications
could cause confusion. Resist
the urge to splurge.
Taurus ( April 20-May 20)
Collaboration takes you
further today. Stay patient
with communication snafus.
Let another decide. Action
speaks louder than words.
Move quickly, but not recklessly. Watch your step, and
open the door to your future.
Gemini ( May 21-June 20)
Shift into higher gear.
Anticipate disagreement, and
avoid financial discussion for
now. Verify the investment
of time and money first. You
can profit from a dreamer's
vision. Get busy writing. It
could be productive.
Cancer ( June 21-July 22)
The game is getting good,
and your team is hot.
Successes come through
your own energy and effort,
despite the impulse to run.
Consider your next move
carefully. Listen for the best
timing to jump.
Leo ( July 23-Aug. 22)
Dreams reveal a major
change. A home project
takes an unexpected detour.
Shipping and transport could
see delays. Adapt your plans
accordingly. Get physical
with your housework. Clean
and sort. Take satisfying
action.
Virgo ( Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Get your message out.
Question authority. Untangle
communications snarls as
they occur. Move fast with
breaking news. You know
what to do. Romance could
interfere with a deadline.
Others are depending on
you.
Libra ( Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
It's easier to make financial
decisions. Pay bills and
make reservations. Provide
leadership. Commit to a new
direction. Resist the temptation to spend frivolously.
Choose for value and quality.
Invest in home security.
Scorpio ( Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You're on a roll. Make an
amazing personal discovery.
Things aren't as they seem.
Wait, and watch developments. Work quickly and
carefully, without stomping
on anyone. Full speed
ahead. A rush job preempts
scheduled programming.
Sagittarius ( Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Good planning leads to
abundance. Take charge. Cut
entertainment spending. Give
away stuff you're no longer
using. Stillness and peace
provides the perfect setting
for productivity. Work faster
and earn more. Increase
efficiency.
Capricorn ( Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Begin a fresh page in a
group project. Address an
uncomfortable situation head
on for the quickest resolution.
Watch your step, and get
moving. Take advantage of
a sudden opportunity. Keep
everyone informed as changes occur.
Aquarius ( Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Go for professional gold! A
rise in status lies within sight.
Avoid reckless spending.
Tempers could be short. Take
advantage of the emotional
undercurrent. Make a heartfelt pitch. New opportunities
require immediate action.
Pisces ( Feb. 19-March 20)
Pack as lightly as possible
before traveling. Bring only
what you'll need. Toss out
the superfluous. Review your
route and itinerary. Deviations could require quick
thinking. Study the situation,
and make backup plans.

ART IN FOCUS

Baxter Schanze/KANSAN

Sarah Gross, assistant professor in the department of visual art, works in the studio on her recent creation she calls ceramic pillows.

Sarah Gross, assistant professor and ceramic artist
OMAR SANCHEZ
@OhMySanchez

W

hen Sarah Gross
was 8 years
old, she went
on a family trip to the Old
Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass.
Gross would watch pilgrim reenactments, complete with traditional blacksmiths and a cider house
on site. During her family’s
visit, Gross became fixated
on the town’s potter, which
became a major influence in
her artistic development.
She said she took something special away from the
trip — her new love for art,
and the ability to control
material like clay in a way
that is absolute and fulfilling.
"I just spent the whole
time watching the potter,
and I didn’t want to leave,"
Gross said. "So [my parents] were like, 'We have
to sign her up for pottery
classes at the Y.’”
She said she still draws
inspiration from the Sturbridge town potter.
"[Pottery is] so responsive and so immediate. It
starts out easy, but then it

gets harder and presents
you with new challenges,"
Gross said.
Although she was a child
when the interest in pottery
first sparked, she knew she
wanted to make pottery a
career. When it came time
to decide what to do after
high school, she said she
knew studio art had to be
involved.
However, she faced scrutiny and opposition because
of certain people's stigma
on the arts.
"People told me this
wasn’t realistic, and [initially] I agreed with them,"
Gross recalled. "The one
thing I did know is that I
loved working at the studio."
So she immersed herself
in her work at Carleton College in Minnesota. There
she was also introduced to
the world of media studies,
which became her minor.
Gross used both disciplines to find her voice in
the ceramics community.
She said she now recognizes the similarities between
popular TV and what she
intends for her art to do.
"It makes you think
about the ways stories are

told and what information
we can gather from stories,"
Gross said. "And so television is a very overt storytelling media, and I think of
ceramics as being a slice of
many different stories."
She added: "I look at
the ceramic history and
by studying that I’ve been
able to pick up information
about migrations, wars and
massive social change that
all inform a material culture that is seen throughout
the world."
Her study of ceramics
from college has introduced
her to Islamic art and culture and the idea of the
screen as a metaphor in her
art. Her professors attest to
her dedication for her work,
which translates in her
teaching.
Marshall Maude, assistant professor of ceramics,
praised Gross' wide array of
work as a teacher and how
effective she is at communicating with her students.
"She's only been here
for two semesters, but she's
really great with engaging
with students and it looks
like they really respect her,"
Maude said.
These ideas are ev-

er-present in her work. The
concepts can specifically be
seen in her 2010 piece that
was displayed at the Lawrence Arts Center called
"The Street Where You
Live," where she built a tall
wall composed of twenty
modular segments.
"The embellished quality of Islamic art [intrigues
me]. Specifically screens
and how they are used in
architecture," Gross said.
"In my artist statement, I
write about the screen and
how it draws attention to
the act of looking and being
looked at."
The inspiration for the
piece was from the silver
screen — the 1964 film "My
Fair Lady," she said.
"The two-sidedness that
I saw in one of my favorite
movies of all time, I thought
[it] was sort of a nice way for
people to look at the themes
that I would think about in
my work," Gross said. "It
has the screen, where it’s
sort of a barrier, but it also
connects two spaces."
She added: "Something
you look through, and by
looking through it, it changes the act of looking, makes
you aware of what you look

at in a different way. It also
highlights the possibilities
of being looked at."
It's been over five years
since she completed that
work, but she still tries to
instill in her students the
passion she has for her
ideas.
Gross said she hopes
to continue working at the
University to cultivate more
artistic expression and to
focus on installations that
she wants to present in the
future. At the moment, she
is working on a series of ceramic pillows.
"Art-making is something that takes practice,"
Gross said. "I want my students to focus on their goals,
their conceptual goals, their
technical process to get to
that endpoint. Whether
[or not] it aligns with your
original goals doesn’t mean
that it’s a failure. Just being
reflective about your choices and where they took you,
that is what is really important about being a better
artist."
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Nikki Glaser, a University alumna, explores topics of feminism and sexuality in her show “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser.”

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ikki Glaser is a
University alumna
whose new show,
“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser,” premiered on Comedy
Central on Feb. 9.
“Not Safe” follows Glaser as she “investigates the
issues the rest of us are too
timid to ask about through
a mix of panel discussions,
field pieces and social experiments,” according to
Comedy Central. The show
is mostly about sex and relationships, but it treats the
topics with respect.
Glaser said she wants
her show to reduce what she
called the “sexual stigma” by
using her own experiences
to relate to the audience.
“I’m trying to be a voice
for girls to look to not feel so
weird about how they feel,
how awkward they feel, at
any age that they’re feeling
that way,” Glaser said.
Having grown up in
St. Louis, most of Glaser’s
friends headed off to Lawrence after high school. Glaser spent her freshman year
at the University of Colorado
at Boulder studying English.
She decided to transfer to
the University after spending a weekend on campus
during spring break.
The Jayhawks were in
the Final Four that year, and
Glaser said it was “the best
weekend of her life.”
Glaser started doing
standup comedy when she
was a freshman at Boulder,
but only performed once.
When she transferred to the
University, she began to do
standup in Kansas City, Mo.,
Olathe, Topeka and Wichita.
After a couple of shortlived podcasts and a
two-season run on an MTV
talk show called “Nikki and
Sarah Live” with her friend
Sara Schaefer, Glaser began
making guest appearances
on Comedy Central shows
like “@midnight” and “Inside Amy Schumer. She
also had a small role in the
movie “Trainwreck” with
her friend Amy Schumer as

a baby shower guest.
In an interview with the
New York Post earlier this
month, Glaser spoke about
losing her virginity at age
21. She attributed this to the
fear she had of boys and intimacy throughout most of
her adolescent and teenage
years. However, the fact that
she was a late bloomer only
piqued her curiosity.
“I wanted to know everything about sex because I
wanted to be prepared when
it did go down. And because
I wasn’t having it, I was just
like ‘What is it about?’ and
‘Am I going to be bad at
it?’ and so I just wanted to
hear everything about it. I
think that that curiosity just
stayed with me even though
I’ve already had sex, thank
you very much,” she said.

I think we’re just
focusing on being
as funny as we
can.
Nikki Glaser
KU Alumna and Comedy
Central star

“Not Safe” is unconventional. The pilot episode,
titled “Carpe Do’em,” featured a segment where Glaser tries to figure out if she’s
“friend zoned” any of her
friends. To find out, they
were hooked up to a lie detector while Glaser asked
them questions like, “Have
you ever wanted to sleep
with me?” It’s easily one of
the most family-friendly
segments of the three episodes that have aired thus
far.
While her new show is
edgy, she said there are moments when she masks how
uncomfortable she is.
“I have feelings and I
definitely have times where
I’m really embarrassed or
have to put on a brave face
or take a deep breath or yell
cut and say, ‘Hey, can you
give me a break here?’” she
said.
“Not Safe” is a show about
sex, but Glaser doesn’t like

to be called a “sex comic.”
She prefers to call herself a
“curious perv” who simply
likes to talk about sex.
Kansan: You’ve said in
interviews that you didn’t
have sex until you were
21, which is a little bit later
than average. How did you
develop your no-nonsense,
sex-positive style?
Glaser: I think that I developed it because I didn’t
lose it until so late. I was
very curious about it before
then because I hadn’t lost it.
I felt ashamed, and I think
that if I wouldn’t have felt
that kind of shame, then
maybe I would have had an
easier go at things sexually
than I had. It was kind of a
struggle for me and I wish it
wouldn’t have been.
Kansan: Do you think
young girls watch your
show?
Glaser: I hope so. Not like
young, young — like I don’t
want 10-year-olds watching
and I don’t want 12-yearolds watching. I wouldn’t
mind a 15-year old watching
it, or even a mature 14-yearold. I know those kids are
watching porn, I know
those kids are seeing violent
films and tons of sex — so
they know what’s happening, and I would like to give
them a different perspective
on that stuff.
I did the James Corden show recently and the
winner of “MasterChef Junior” [Addison Osta Smith]
was on the show. She’s an
11-year-old-girl, and she’s
so cute and she just was
so smart and we became
instant friends. We were
hanging out, and she was
like, “I want to watch your
show!” and I was like, “I
want you to so badly, but
you can’t! You absolutely
cannot! I forbid you from
watching it!” She has to
wait, because it is too much
for her, but there are some
messages within it that
I can’t wait for her to be
able to understand. There’s
nothing in it that is going
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Kansan: You’re incredibly fearless on the show,
and it kind of seems like you
have no sense of embarrassment, but have there
been any moments where
you have to mask how uncomfortable you are?
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one of our upcoming episodes I give my parents a lie
detector test and I ask them
about their sex life. It was
really stupid of me, because
a lot of these ideas I come
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Glaser: I don’t like to
make fun of people who
can’t help the way they were
born or the way they look
or things they can’t change
or help. I like making fun of
people who make decisions
to be s-----, or make decisions to be a certain way.
I think we just had a joke
that I didn’t want to say that
I took out of the script —
like a short joke about Peter
Dinklage. And I was like, “I
don’t want to say it.” I don’t
like little people jokes. I just
don’t. I kind of avoid jokes
about people’s looks and
things that they can’t help
about themselves.
Kansan: Do you feel like
you’re still figuring out the
tone of the show?
Glaser: Yeah. Our first
goal with the show was to
make it really funny, and I
think that we’ve done a lot of
silly things, and a lot of experimenting with how goofy
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what sticks — especially
when you’re after “Tosh.0”
when it’s like a male-dominated audience, and you’re
trying to get those viewers
to stay and watch you even
though they may think that
females can’t be funny, or
whatever bias they may
have. Luckily, we’ve been
successful and they’ve enjoyed us.
Now that we’ve gotten
their attention, we’d like to
turn the show into more of
a place where we can get on
our soapbox and take a more
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political approach, and really make some points. For
now, I think we’re just focusing on being as funny as
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URPRISE, Ariz. —
During Kansas Baseball Media Day earlier
this month, Kansas coach
Ritch Price drew a comparison between the bullpen of
the Kansas City Royals and
the bullpen of his team. He
talked about the Jayhawks
trying to emulate the success of the Royals, adding
that he had already seen
other Major League teams
copying them.
However, that relationship between Kansas and
Kansas City baseball doesn’t
end with pitching. This season, the Jayhawks will play
at not one, but two of the
Royals’ stadiums.
In addition to playing
in Kauffman Stadium, the
Jayhawks have played one
game and will play their
next three at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz., the
same venue the Royals will
use during Spring Training.
These games come as
part of the Big 12/Pac 12

Challenge. This year for
the challenge the Jayhawks
are out on the West Coast.
They’ve already faced Utah
and Oregon State and will
play four games before the
conclusion of the tournament.
However, the Big 12/Pac
12 Challenge isn’t just like
any other series or tournament to the team. The venue is something that’s on
the mind of the players and
the coach, and it likely will
stay that way all through the
weekend.
“Our guys love our association with the Royals,”
Kansas coach Ritch Price
said. “Now we have to go
out and play well in front of
those guys.”
While the Jayhawks will
play four games in Surprise,
it’s a bit more demanding for
their MLB-counterpart, who
will play 15 Spring Training
Games in Cactus League
play. The Texas Rangers are
also at the site and will play
in 16 games before heading
back to the Midwest.
Really, all three teams
get something similar out

of the venue. It’s not only a
refreshing change of scenery
in a metaphorical sense, but
also in a literal sense, especially when it comes to the
weather.
“Every time we come
here, we get better,” Price
said. “It was 16 degrees in
Lawrence today, and to get
outside to get those reps, we
have to do that to keep up
with those West Coast teams
and the Texas teams in our
conference.”
And Kansas has certainly
used the extra reps.
When the team arrived
on Thursday, the Royals
kept the facility open late so
the team could take batting
practice. And there was even
a special guest in attendance
for the late-night session:
Royals General Manager
Dayton Moore.
“All the Royals, [the way]
they treated us [was] off the
charts,” Price said. “Dayton
Moore came out to watch
us take BP, and they gave
us full access to one of their
practice fields.”
Regardless, as much
fun as it may seem to be on

the West Coast, Kansas is
treating this as a business
trip, especially after a disappointing first game. Asked if
he had anything planned for
the trip other than baseball,
Price gave a simple answer.
“After what happened
tonight, I’m all baseball.”
The Jayhawks will get their
chance to rebound tomorrow. They’ll also get their
chance to show out for the
Royals once again later this
year.
On April 27, Kansas will
again head to a Royals stadium, this time in Kansas City,
Mo., for the Hall of Fame
Classic. Kansas will renew
a rivalry with former Big 12
member Nebraska.
It will be Kansas’ first
appearance at Kauffman
Stadium since 2011, when
they played another former
rival, Missouri, who now
plays in the SEC.
First pitch for the second
Kansas-Kansas City collaboration is scheduled for 6
p.m.

It can be hard to find turning points in a season without a conference win, but
for Kansas coach Brandon
Schneider, one was plain
to see.
As the Jayhawks recorded their 19th-straight
loss, 69-58 to Texas Tech,
Schneider and his players
said they look forward to
getting back at it on Monday against TCU. For a
team still searching for a
conference win, the return
game to TCU carries a lot
of meaning.
First of all, it’s Kansas’
last chance at a conference
win. Second, it’s a chance
to make amends to a lackluster performance against
TCU last time around.
“We’re going to be on
a plane tomorrow headed
to TCU,” Schneider said.
“I know our players and
our staff were really disappointed in how we competed against TCU [when TCU
defeated Kansas at Allen
Fieldhouse]. So hopefully we’ll go there and give
them a little bit better version of ourselves.”
After Schneider’s team
lost 70-44 to TCU on Feb.
17, Schneider said he was
upset about a lack of effort from his team as the
Jayhawks allowed a close
game to get away from
them in the second half.
“Tonight has been the
first time I have been really disappointed in how
we represented ourselves,”
Schneider said Feb. 17 after the home loss to TCU.
“We have been a team that,
regardless of the score, has
continued to play extremely hard and continued to
fight, and I don’t know that
we did that to the extent
that we have all year long.”
The loss inspired Kan-

sas’ best effort this year in
Big 12 play, a 72-66 home
loss to No. 20 Oklahoma.
“We didn’t represent
ourselves [against TCU]
the way that we are going
to,” Schneider said after
the Feb. 20 loss to Oklahoma. “We talked about that
as a team, and I really like
how we responded today.”
Kansas found another
favorable matchup with
Texas Tech, the ninthranked team in the Big 12.
Instead, Tech recorded its
first road win of the season.
Schneider said Saturday
the loss came as a result of
Kansas’ still-poor shooting
and inability to make the
most of possessions.

You’ve always
got to be dialed
in mentally.”
Lauren Aldridge
Sophomore guard

Now, Kansas can use
its last conference game
to respond even more emphatically. Since the win at
Allen Fieldhouse, TCU has
recorded a win over Oklahoma State, a team that
defeated Kansas 71-49 last
Wednesday, and losses to
West Virginia and Texas.
However, Kansas only
has one day of rest between
the loss Saturday night to
Texas Tech and the matchup Monday at 6 p.m. with
TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.
“You’ve always got to
be dialed in mentally,”
sophomore guard Lauren
Aldridge, who scored 16
points against Texas Tech,
said. “Because usually we
have a two-day prep so
now were looking at a one
day prep. Everybody just
needs to be taking care of
their body.”

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Sophomore guard Devonte’ Graham celebrates with the Big 12 Championship trophy after Kansas beat Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Kansas tops Texas Tech 67-58 to clinch at least a
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Senior forward Jamari Traylor holds up his piece of the net and looks at the crowd after Kansas won its 12th
consecutive Big 12 title on Saturday.

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welve straight.
For Kansas, the
journey may have technically started on Oct. 9,
2015, but this game was a
date more than a decade in
the making.
A few great consecutive
seasons in Lawrence quickly
became five Big 12 titles in a
row. The streak grew to six
then to seven. What Kansas
was doing became a national story. Through changes to
the conference, no one could
dethrone the champions.
From there, it was a decade of dominance. Now, it’s
an even dozen.
UCLA and Kansas: No
other teams have won at
least 12 conference championships in a row — a dream
realized as the Jayhawks
topped the Red Raiders in
Allen Fieldhouse Saturday,
67-58.
“Certainly it’s a pretty
big accomplishment for any
team to win it this year,”
Kansas coach Bill Self said.
“We emphasized it, but we
didn’t emphasize it to win
12; we emphasized it to win
one.”
In a year that was supposed to provide one of the
biggest tests for the Jayhawks in continuing their
reign, the team clinched the
league with two games left
to go. It was far earlier than
was expected considering at
one point they had dropped
three games out of five and
sat behind several others in
the conference.
Through the lull and
early adversity, the team
learned how to win. Just as
so many teams in the past
had, Kansas hit its stride as
the year went on. By Saturday, it was like clockwork.
And it was clear that 12
straight was on the the Jayhawks’ minds. The players
had an extra pep in their
step going through warmups. Even the gameday
operations crew got in on
the fun playing the song “Big
Rings” by Drake as the team
walked out of the tunnel.
Right away, the boost
showed on the court; Kansas jumped ahead 5-0 and
then 8-2. However, winners of five-in-a-row in their
own right, the Red Raiders

stiffened defensively. They
forced the Jayhawks into
several turnovers and ill-advised shots, which kept the
game close.
“I thought defensively we were okay; we just
couldn’t score,” Texas Tech
coach Tubby Smith said.
“I thought our kids represented themselves well. It’s
always a tough place to play
[here].”
Early on, Self mixed and
matched his lineups, as
freshmen forwards Cheick
Diallo and Carlton Bragg
Jr. each played for extended
stretches on the court. However, as Kansas made its
run to pull away, it wasn’t a
freshman, but a sophomore
— albeit the youngest player
on the team — who keyed
the spurt.
Sophomore guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk knocked
down three three-point
shots in the first 17 minutes
of the game, as the Jayhawks pulled ahead by double-figures.
“We always believe in
Svi,” junior guard Frank
Mason III said. “We know
that he’s a huge part of our
team.”
With nine different players scoring in the first half,
the Jayhawks were poised to
take a modest lead into halftime. The lead grew by three
as Mason barreled down
the lane, hanging in the air
as the final seconds ticked
down before the half.
Mason tossed the ball
to his right; it floated just
over the outstretched arms
of the Texas Tech defender
into the hands of Mykhailiuk. He gathered the ball on
the wing, draining his fourth
three-pointer of the period as the halftime buzzer
sounded.
Mykhailiuk was greated
by sophomore guard Devonte’ Graham at center court
for a shoulder bump as the
Jayhawks took the 37-29
lead into the half.
“That was a big three by
them,” Texas Tech guard
Toddrick Gotcher said. “We
thought were coming into
the half time only down five.
They hit that big three at the
buzzer.”
The Jayhawks made
quick work of their adversary in the second half. After a three and a steal by

Mason, junior guard Wayne
Selden Jr. converted on a
wild windmill layup in transition to push the Kansas
lead to 13.
Even with 16:42 still to
play, 12 straight felt within
reach.
Three minutes later it
was 18. Graham knocked
down another three, gesturing as if to fire an arrow at
the Kansas bench as he ran
back down the court.
The lead slowly increased
to 20 and then 22, and, really, it could’ve been even
more, but Self continued to
cycle through his bench.
Really, the only constant
in the period was the play
of Mason, who posted eight
points and two steals in the
first 10 minutes of the half.
Two days after Self challenged his point guard to attack more, Mason responded with another strong
performance, finishing with
16 points and three assists in
the win.
“Frank is the leader of
this team,” senior forward
Perry Ellis said. “We follow
him.”
Finally, after what felt
like 25 minutes of basketball
and another 15 of running
out the clock, the Jayhawks
emerged victorious. As
Mykhailiuk hit his fifth three
of the game, with 4:02 left to
play to put Kansas up 11, the
game was essentially over.
Moments
later,
the
buzzer sounded and it was
official. Kansas clinched a
share of the Big 12 title for
the 12th consecutive year in
a row, as the fans celebrated
all around. The Jayhawks
seemed a long way removed
from a stretch where they
had gone 2-3 and fell behind
several others in the Big 12.
Still, according to Mason,
the team never wavered in
confidence.
“I just kept telling the
guys, ‘We’re going to be alright,’” Mason said. “We’re
still going to finish first. We
will be there. That’s the tradition.”
Next up for the Jayhawks
is a showdown against the
Texas Longhorns, who defeated Buddy Hield and the
Oklahoma Sooners later on
Saturday. Tip from Frank
Erwin Special Events Center
in Austin, Texas is slated for
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ansas'
blue-blood
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Kentucky on Jan. 30
was a big turning point in
the season for Kansas basketball.
Not only was the game a
pivotal midseason matchup
between ranked teams, but
also the Jayhawks' overtime
win began a winning streak
of nine games.
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The other one may have
been won years earlier, but
it was celebrated on at halftime in Allen Fieldhouse.
"Rock Chalk Jayhawk"
were David Booth's last
three words before a crowd
of 16,300 as he unveiled the
original rules of basketball,
penned in 1891 by James
Naismith. Booth, a donor
to the University, gifted the
rules to Kansas basketball
after he bought them.
"I think all of us at the
University and KU fans everywhere should be thankful to David Booth for being
willing to go over and above
what someone would normally do and take the initiative to purchase the rules
and make them available to
KU," said Jim Marchiony,
associate athletic director of
KU Athletics. "I think that
all KU fans and citizens of
the state of Kansas feel that
if the rules belong anywhere,
they should be at KU."
Those rules returning to
the place where Naismith
coached from 1898 to 1907
was a landmark in the history of college basketball,
as well as American sports.
However, if David Booth

had not purchased the rules,
they likely could have been
unveiled at Duke University,
an elite program that Kansas fights most seasons for
national supremacy.
In fact, Booth later
learned how real the possibility would have been. An
ESPN "30 for 30" film documents Booth's decision
to purchase the rules from

the other end and said 'I
think I may have cost you
some money,'" Booth said.
"It cost me a lot of money,
and I said he’ll have to buy
me dinner."
Booth, who graduated
from the University in 1968
with a bachelor's degree
and in 1969 with a master's
degree, is currently the coCEO and co-founder of an

signed the rules in the year
1931. Even though the document was written in 1891,
Naismith didn't sign it until
1931.
Now that Booth has given the original rules to the
University, a new building
is being constructed directly next to Allen Fieldhouse
to house them. Funded by
another University donor,

from the University. Booth
said his contributions to the
University, the rules and
the Booth Family Hall of
Athletics, are ways of thanking his parents, who have a
connection to the University
through living in Lawrence.
He added that his contributions also symbolize what
it means to have college
sports: the connection it cre-

and all that. That’s a good
memory. But the support
of the people was really important to me. I would have
hated to go through all this
effort and have everybody
go, 'Ho-hum.'"
He added: "It was pretty
clear people appreciate it so

You can tell from
the crowd’s reaction that it was really appreciated,
which, that’s what
it's all about.”
David Booth
University donor

Missy Minear/KANSAN
The original rules of basketball are presented at halftime of the Kentucky game on Jan. 30.

Sotheby's, a New York City
auction house. The documentary explains that Booth
had been bidding against a
Duke booster for the rules,
but Booth said he didn't
know this during the auction.
"He emailed me the next
day after the auction and
said that he was the guy on

investment firm called Dimensional Fund Advisors.
He grew up in Lawrence,
graduated from Lawrence
High School, and grew up
just down the street from Allen Fieldhouse. His address:
1931 Naismith Drive.
"It was meant to be,"
Booth said, after pointing
out that James Naismith

Paul DeBruce, construction
of the DeBruce Center could
be completed by April.
While his parents didn't
attend college, University
traditions were important
for the Booth family. His
parents had always been
fans of University sports
and Booth, his brother,
and his sister all graduated

ates with students, alumni
and locals who may not have
ever enrolled in the school.
Booth also said he enjoyed the reaction the rules
received at the halftime ceremony.
"Everybody
stayed,"
Booth said. "It was halftime
and the stands were packed
and they dimmed the lights

that was pretty cool. That’s
why you do things like this,
right? Hopefully somehow, someway, it will make
things a little better. You can
tell from the crowd’s reaction that it was really appreciated, which, that’s what it's
all about."
As for basketball, Booth
said he has made it to four
or five games this season,
plus a trip to Hawaii early
in the season for the Maui
Invitational. He didn't have
an outright prediction for
the end of the season, but
said he expects the highly-ranked Jayhawks to be up
there with the top teams by
the end of the season.
"They're a great group of
young men and they're fun
to watch," Booth said. "It
makes me proud to support
them."
— Edited by Brendan
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For equipment manager, overseeing uniforms is
an exercise in observation and expiramentation
SCOTT CHASEN
@SChasenKU

F

ollowing the soon-tobe No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks this season is
one thing. The team has
already locked up at least a
share of a 12th consecutive
Big 12 Championship, with
two games left to play in
conference play.
But following the styles
and trends of the players on
the team is a completely different animal.
Through mid-game uniform and shoe changes to
the 11 different jerseys the
team has worn this year, the
look for Kansas has been
anything but constant.
But make no mistake.
While the subject matter
may center on jerseys and
shoes, it’s absolutely of a
scientific nature.
If you were to walk by the
office of Larry Hare, equipment manager for most of
the sports at the University,
you’d likely overhear some
conversations that sound
casual enough, with regards
to shoes and jerseys.
But from the office of the
2014 Glenn Sharp ‘Equipment Manager of the Year’
award winner, you’d also
hear the types of things
you’d expect to hear inside a laboratory of some
type, as was the case this
last year, when the trend
of high-top shoes and mids
shifted more to a low style.
“There was a lot of
homework done there,”
Hare said. “It takes myself,
our sports medicine staff
and our athletics trainers
a lot of time to look at that
and go, ‘Really? That [shoe
is] as supportive?’”
For Hare, it's one thing
to make sure all the gear
that comes in meets the
standards of the team;
keeping up with the trends
is something completely
different.
Getting everything ordered requires the pinpoint precision and decision-making ability of a
pilot.
Sayings like “look good,
play good” have long provided an oversimplification
of what it means to clothe a
professional athlete. What
Hare does is every bit as
methodical as the systems
employed by some of college basketball’s greatest
coaches.
Really, it can even be
trickier on occasion.
While Kansas coach Bill
Self might have his coaches
scout potential opponents
in, say, the NCAA Tournament, there's often film to
watch; there are people to
talk to, and there's a basis
for the scouting.
Hare is often asked to do
the impossible: predict the
future with regard to the
trends of 18-20-year-olds.
To manage the task,
Hare pays attention to the
players. He sees what types
of things they’re gravitating toward, such as wear-

ing tighter jerseys, which
he said he started noticing
around the time the Morris Twins — Markieff and
Marcus Morris — played at
Kansas.
From then on, he’s noticed other trends, like the
leggings that more and
more players have begun to
sport.
He's also noticed a move
some players are a bit more
hesitant
with:
sleeves.
Hare said he doesn't think
sleeves will be coming to
the University, at least in
the near-future. He added
that it's about finding gear
the players trust and feel
comfortable in.
For that, within these
trends, Hare has to cater to
the individual personalities
on the team. And year after
year he’s found that some
guys are more particular
with their preferences than
others.
Hare provided former
guard Brady Morningstar
as an example of a player
who was very particular
about his shoes.

Anytime we do
a throwback,
I always like it
[...] Because of
the history of
the program, to
be able to wear
some throwback
jerseys is cool.”
Landen Lucas
Junior forward

He noted that one time,
when Adidas was out of the
particular shoe that Morningstar wanted to wear, he
actually tracked the shoe
down to a department store
so he could wear it.
However, he said he preferred to have the players in
shoes specifically made for
the rigor of college basketball, given that department
standards might vary some.
But it wasn't just a onetime deal. Hare gave a couple additional examples of
players on the current team
who have become “married
to shoes,” or at the very least
wear a style religiously.
“[Junior guard Wayne
Selden Jr.] right now is
wearing a shoe he knows I
can’t get more of. It’s one of
the last ones from a style we
wore last year,” Hare said.
“When those go in size 14.5,
I don’t have any more for
him.”
Selden isn’t the only athlete who’s particular about
his look.
“[Junior forward Landen
Lucas is] in a shoe that he
really loves, and I have one
more pair of those for him,”
Hare said. “That hopefully
will carry us through the
postseason.”
For Lucas and the oth-

er players on the team, the
look doesn’t stop with the
shoe. A big part of playing
for Kansas is putting on the
Kansas jersey, which as of
late has had a slightly different feel.
The Jayhawks suited
up for their last two games
— one road and one home
— in throwbacks, commemorating Black History Month. For Lucas, that
style is exactly what he’s
looking for.
“Anytime we do a throwback, I always like it,” Lucas
said. “Because of the history
of the program, to be able to
wear some throwback jerseys is cool.”
Self agrees to a certain
extent. To him, the team
look isn’t as important as
perhaps the looks the team
generates within its offense.
However, even he noted
there’s something different
about getting to play in a
jersey that stands for something more than would be
normal.
“The look of the uniform and stuff like that,
that doesn’t really register
with me,” Self said. “But
to do something for those
reasons [like Black History
Month], I think is very positive.”
The idea of shouting out
the roots of the program
seems to be something that
Self and Adidas are on the
same page with.
One example of this is
how the team has stopped
wearing red alternate jerseys in recent years, instead
opting for a more classic
look with the alternates.
While it may be disappointing to those that enjoyed
the variety of colors, there’s
almost a unanimous sentiment on the team about
which is truly the best.
After the last game, junior guard Frank Mason III
said it’s almost inspiring to
wear jerseys with a historical significance. He said it
makes it easy to play with
pride and want to go out
and get the job done.
Meanwhile, senior forward Jamari Traylor said
the jerseys caused him to
do some reflecting and inquiring into the history of
Kansas around the period
in which the jerseys were
worn, even if they weren’t
necessarily his favorite jerseys of the year.
“I like those all-white
ones,” Traylor said. “Those
are kind of my favorite
ones.”
With a program like
Kansas, it makes sense that
Adidas would look to be on
the cutting edge with shoe
and jersey trends, always
with an eye toward the future, but that isn't the case.
Jim Marchiony, Kansas
associate athletics director,
said one of the things that
makes the relationship between the brand and the
University so beneficial is
that it isn't always about
jumping to that next thing.
“[Adidas] understands

Missy Minear/KANSAN
Junior guard Frank Mason III sports a pair of Adidas Crazylight Boost “Rookie of the Year” shoes in the game
against Holy Cross.

and appreciates history,”
Marchiony said. “Obviously they appreciate the
current trends involved in
uniforms, but they also appreciate the history and are
very forward thinking in
terms of honoring that history.”
As a partner, Adidas not
only allows Kansas access
to designs for shoes sometimes up to six-to-eight
months before they hit
the market, they also provide what Hare refers to as
“Kansas exclusives,” which
he says are identified by
three colors: white, royal
and red.
From there, Hare asks
the players to be pretty
flexible. When a new style
comes in, he asks the student-athletes to try on a

new pair of shoes and go to
practice. He asks them to
see how comfortable they
feel with an updated look,
so they aren't in a shoe that
there can't be more of.
Hare doesn't run from
the trends. He tries to understand them as best he
can. Then he analyzes them
and moves on. He's constantly working, given the
sheer volume of changes the
University has seen with regards to gear in the period
of over a decade since he's
been there.
Just walking in his office, you can see some of the
many different shoes the
team has worn in his time.
So the next time you go
to drop $60 or $70 on a
new Kansas jersey, realize a
lot more goes into the pro-

cess than just some person
sitting at a desk and thinking, "This might be fun to
try."
After all, by the end of
the year, Kansas will have
worn nearly 15 different jerseys, many of which were
worn on a day six-to-eight
months in the making.
Kansas
may
have
12-straight Big 12 Championships, but Hare's decade
of dominance is nothing to
sell short either.
After all, 12-straight may
be great, but he's gotten the
team in 13 jerseys this year
alone.

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Author and professor Michael Zogry talks about
finding only known recording of Dr. James Naismith
SCOTT CHASEN
@SChasenKU

M

ichael Zogry is a man
of many hats: Author,
professor, doctor.
However, it was the discovery that he and graduate
research assistant Katie Hobson — a master's student at the
University — made that has garnered the most recognition.
While researching for his
upcoming book, "Religion and
Basketball: Naismith's Game,"
Zogry discovered references to
what was believed to be a radio interview with Dr. James
Naismith. Then, Zogry and
Hobson tracked down the interview and got permission to put
a copy of the recording in the
University Archives and share a
copy with Jim Naismith, grandson of Dr. James Naismith.
Even though Zogry is still in
the process of writing the book,
he said he felt it was important
to share the recording of Naismith, rather than holding on
to what may be the only known
audio recording of the inventor
of basketball.
“When I found this, I wasn't
ready to publish the book yet,
but I really didn't want to wait
to make this public," Zogry said.
"The book is still in progress,
but this wasn't going to wait.”
From there, the recording
has made rounds across the Internet and has been covered by
CNN, the New York Times and
Sports Illustrated, among other
outlets.
On Tuesday, Zogry and
Hobson sat down with the Kansan to talk about the recording, the path to finding it and
conclusions that can be drawn
about Naismith.
University Daily Kansan: Let’s jump right in.
The moment you found
the recording, what went
through your mind?
Michael Zogry: Well,
once we figured out that it was
available and we could access it
we were both excited. I was
excited.
But the moment
I actually had it in
hand was a special moment. It
was exciting,

but it had been a long process
to get the recording, so it was
exciting, and there was a sense
of accomplishment. I think
over time it really started to set
in what really had happened,
especially when all the media
attention hit. It really reinforced
what I thought, which was that
it was an important and interesting find.
You found the references to the interview. Did you
ever doubt you’d find the
interview itself?
MZ: Absolutely. And Katie
can talk about that too. There
were three possibilities. We
knew he had been on, actually,
the University radio station, but
those tapes were gone."
Katie Hobson: Yeah, [the
tapes] had been destroyed in a
fire, so none of that was available. And then there was a radio
station out of Kansas City that
he had possibly done an interview for, but we just hit dead
ends with that one.
So, it was really exciting
when we found that this particular episode of 'We the People'
was available at the Library of
Congress because you can find
small episodes online, or specific ones online, but this one was
not available anywhere else.
MZ: Yeah it was one of
those old-time radio websites.
They have certain episodes of
these but they don’t have full
runs. And so after we looked
around a little bit, we talked
about it and said, ‘Let’s try the
Library of Congress.
Low and behold, they had

what appeared to be a full run
of them. And Katie handled
this, but then it was a situation
working with the staff there to
confirm and identify that it was
in fact him on the tape because
the Library of Congress perhaps
has probably millions of items
— 10s of millions of items — so
not everything is cataloged or is
indexed.
So [the file] just says the
date of the episode; it doesn’t
say who the guests were. So
then we had to make sure he
was in fact on the recording and
that sort of thing. And then we
had to contact a lawyer and get
the necessary permissions.
Was there anyone who
disputed the authenticity
of the recording?
MZ: Why, yes, there was.
Not so much the dispute,
but the New York Times editorial staff wanted to be as certain
as possible that in fact it was
him. Not that they didn’t believe
it, but they wanted to make
sure. I had a discussion with the
reporter about the recording,
and what I said was it would’ve
been very difficult to fake it.
First of all, I would’ve had
to been working with someone
at the Library of Congress who
had access to it, but the host
himself says Naismith’s name.
So not only would you have had
to fake Naismith, you would’ve
had to somehow match the
host’s voice and add that part
into it. But there were questions
as to whether or not that was
him, and those really were natural questions because it is in
fact the only known recording
of him.
So what did you learn
from the only known recording of him?
MZ: The recording gives a
different version of events […]
First of all, it’s different. In all of
the written accounts, he says he
worked maybe all night — maybe part of the night — [and]
came up with the rules.
In the morning, he gave
them to the secretary;
she wrote them up,
and they put them
on the door.
This,
to

me, is a condensation […] in
some ways a summary, where
he’s taken the action that led to
the result and condensed them
down into a format he can explain in two minutes.
For example, he says he
went into the class, and he didn’t
have very many rules. Then he
realized afterward, they were
knocking each other around; he
needed more rules, including
“you can’t run with the ball,”
which is rule number three.
So either he really didn’t
have very many rules at all, or
what he’s describing is some of
the other testing that went on
before he actually went in.
The key difference [in the
audio is] he’s saying, 'I went in
with some rules, they played and
then I wrote down the rules.' All
the written versions say, [he]
wrote the rules and [then] went
in. But we know from many different accounts that he did try
various versions of other games
beforehand. They tried to play
football inside; they tried to
play soccer; they tried to play lacrosse. There were broken windows in the gym, broken bones;
people got hurt.
So when I hear him describing that, to my mind, what he’s
doing that is presenting it in a
format where it’s true to the nature of the process.
You’ve
heard
him
speak, read his words and
watched him on silent
films. What do you think
about Naismith the person?
MZ: What continues to
stand out to me is his humility. He was a very humble man.
He was proud of what he did,
but he was really humble, and
he was purpose driven. He was
someone who designed the
game with the goal of inculcating charter into young men, and
that’s where the religion component comes in.
He was a proponent of

KU Archives/ Spencer Research Library
Dr. James Naismith with a basketball and two peach baskets.

something called Muscular
Christianity, as was Luther
Gulick, his boss. He was someone who adhered to his ideals
throughout his life. I don’t know
that I get that just from watching the video or listening, but
it's reaffirmed. Listening to him
talking, he’s laughing. He’s joking; he sounds very approachable. He’s someone who really
enjoyed getting out and meeting
people and talking to them.
All that from the only
coach in Kansas history
with a losing record.
MZ: [Laughs]
Do you have a thought
about that when you hear
it?
MZ: Yes, I think that —
that’s true. He is the only coach
in Kansas history with a losing
record. Some of the things that
get lost in that story are that he
was one of the major innova-

tors during his time. It’s hard to
think about it now. Of course it’s
torn down, but at the time Robinson [Gymnasium] was a state
of the art facility.
So he really was, during his
time, very active in promoting
basketball. They got the new
gym built; he was very involved
in the conference alignments
and when the conference was
being formed […] so that’s one
angle.
Another angle is, coaching is
not what it is now. Coaching was
not a professional occupation at
the time, and, in fact, the rules of
coaching were much different at
the time. You were not allowed
to speak to your players during
the game or you’d get a technical foul. Often times when they
went on the road, he would be
asked to be the official, so it was
a little bit of a different situation
than people think about […] he
always called it teaching instead
of coaching anyway.
— Edited by Brendan
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DeBruce Center will be more than a museum to
showcase original rules and history of basketball
SCOTT CHASEN
@SChasenKU

B

ack in May, Kansas
broke ground for the
DeBruce Center, a
building designed to house
the rules of basketball.
However, Kelly Dreyer,
project designer for the center, said it's more than just
a showcase for the rules.
Dreyer said that "flanking" the exhibit to showcase
the original rules written by
Dr. James Naismith will be
another exhibit that honors
a different Kansas coach
who played a significant
role in the development of
the sport at the University.
"You have the father of
basketball, but you [also]
have the father of basket-

ball coaching in Phog Allen," Dreyer said.
The exhibit is a major
part of the DeBruce Center,
which will take roughly a
year to construct. Dreyer,
a graduate of the University, said the design for the
building as a whole was
often "fluid," adding that
it was done right given the
importance of Allen Fieldhouse.
Other exhibits within the
DeBruce Center will lay out

The building is more
than just a place to
house the rules. It’s
going to be a place
where people on
campus can congregate”

Kelcie Matousek/KANSAN
The inside and outside of the DeBruce Center, which is under construction and scheduled to be completed sometime in April according to Kelly Dreyer,
project designer for the center.

Jim Marchiony
Kansas associate athletic
director

the evolution of basketball.
However, there's a completely different aspect to
the building in how it will be
used. Inside, there will be a
dining commons in addition to a 60-seat restaurant,
according to the website of
Gould Evans, the firm designing the center.
The DeBruce Center's
other features have KU Athletics excited about the new
addition, said Jim Marchiony, Kansas associate athletics director.
"The building is more
than just a place to house
the rules. It’s going to be a
place where people on campus can congregate," Marchiony said. "I think it will
be a terrific draw for those
of us on campus."
Dreyer said that right
now he expects the center

to be completed in the next
couple of months. Until
then, student activity will
remain minimal, at least
until the time is right, Kansas coach Bill Self said.
Self said there might
be a time when he takes
the players to tour everything ahead of time, but he
doesn't think there will be
any shortage of experience
when it comes to the team
being in the center.
"That’s going to be
where we eat all our meals
as a team. Our guys will
live over there," Self said.
"They're going to walk right
by the rules every day [...]
That’ll be a very postivie
thing for us."
With players like senior
forward Jamari Traylor and
junior forward Landen Lucas expressing interest in
the team's history, it seems
like the DeBruce Center
would be right in line with
the team's interests.
However,
Marchiony
said it's more than just for
the team and students.
He said he expects it to be
a strong draw for those
around the state, region and
country, given how popular
basketball has become as a
sport.
"The sport of basketball
continues to grow globally.
And we have on our campus
a document from the very
beginning of that at KU,"
Marchiony said. "I think it’s
very important to remember and celebrate and learn
from past history. This document is something that
has grown in importance as
the sport of basketball has
grown globally."
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Looking back at the history of Allen Fieldhouse, one
of the most historic venues in college basketball
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ince 1955, the Kansas
Jayhawks have had
six head coaches, two
national championships, 12
first-team
All-Americans
and 30 first-round draft
picks. The one constant
through all of this has been
Allen Fieldhouse.
Before there was “The
Nation’s Biggest Home
Court Advantage,” there
was Hoch Auditorium. This
first home court for the Jayhawks was located in current-day Budig Hall.
University
historian
Mark D. Hersey wrote about
the early history of Allen
Fieldhouse.
“The 3,800-seat Hoch
Auditorium, which was then
the Jayhawks’ home court,
had become wholly inadequate to a student body
that had grown to 9,000,”
Hersey wrote in an article
on kuhistory.com.
Construction on the new
arena began in 1952, but not
without problems. In part
because of the Korean War,
steel was hard to come by
and it wasn’t until after the
war had ended in 1954 that
construction could resume.
A year later, the building
was officially complete. The
completion of the new arena
coincided with Wilt Chamberlain’s first year at the
University of Kansas.
While the building was
officially opened in 1955, the
conversation over naming
the new home of the Jayhawks had started a year
earlier.
“In the autumn of 1954,
the University Daily Kansan
offered its readers an opportunity to vote on the name of

the new structure,” Hersey
writes. The options included
names such as James Naismith and Phog Allen.
Allen won overwhelmingly and on March 1st 1955,
the building was dedicated
to the legendary basketball
coach. Kansas would beat
Kansas State that night 7766 in Allen Fieldhouse’s first
game.
Since its opening, Allen
Fieldhouse has undergone
occasional renovations. In
1986, seating was expanded
to accommodate an extra
400 people and in 1994, capacity grew by 700. KU Athletics now has the current
capacity listed at 16,300.
In 2009, thanks to a
$42 million renovation, an
indoor practice court was
added along with new locker
rooms, clubhouses, lounges
and offices.

There is no better
home court
advantage than
this.”
Roy Williams
Former Kansas Coach

According to RPI Ratings, Kansas’ .8698 win percentage in Allen Fieldhouse
is the sixth-highest of any
Division I team before the
2015-2016 season. Kansas
has yet to lose a game at
home this year.
Both players and coaches have commented on the
intensity of playing in Allen
Fieldhouse. After a loss to
Kansas on Jan. 30, Kentucky senior Alex Poythress
called it the “loudest atmosphere I’ve ever been in.”

KU Archives/Spencer Research Library
Basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.

“There is no better home
court advantage than this,”
North Carolina coach and
former Kansas coach Roy
Williams said at the 60th
anniversary of Allen Fieldhouse.
Even ESPN analyst Jay
Bilas has called Allen Fieldhouse “the St. Andrews of
college basketball.” In 2013,
another ESPN analyst, Jason King, ranked Allen
Fieldhouse as the best home
court in college basketball.
Last year, Allen Fieldhouse turned 60 years old,
but there’s plenty of history
still to be made.
— Edited by Skylar Rolstad

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Aerial view of Allen Fieldhouse while under construction in 1954

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1970s Jayhawk

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1996 Jayhawk

Looking at the Jayhawk’s creation in the
1850s and role as a symbol since 1912
CONNER MITCHELL
@ConnerMitchell0

B

efore the
hawk:

Jay-

While the term
“Jayhawker” has been
around since Civil War
times, the Jayhawk as it is
known today was not associated with the University
or its athletic teams until
the early 1900s said Mike
Reid, director of public affairs and the KU History
Project.
In that time, Reid said
it was common for football
teams to have bulldogs as
mascots, and said the 1909
football team even had a
pig for a mascot.
“The early football
teams had mascots on the
sideline. For a while, it
was not uncommon to see
the bulldog used to represent the athletic teams,”
he said. “There is one old
photo in 1917 which shows
a Jayhawk mascot uniform and a bulldog going
behind it. So that is kind
of how the transition was
going from the early 1900s
to 1920, and we kind of got
rid of the bulldog and the
bird really took off and got
accepted.”

1912:

Reid said Henry Maloy,
a student at the University
who worked as a cartoonist on the University Daily
Kansan, is credited with
drawing the first Jayhawk
in 1912.
The bird is the tallest of
all designs of the Jayhawk,
with crossed, human-like

yellow legs and blue shoes.
Reid said Maloy had very
specific intentions for his
creation of the original
Jayhawk.
“He made a point of
putting shoes on the bird,
and it wasn’t just to make
him look more humanlike,” he said. “[Maloy]
said it was so the bird
could walk across the border and kick the Missouri
Hounddog. At the time,
there was a big song called
the ‘Missouri Hounddog’,
and that’s why he used the
term hounddog.”

1920:

The 1920 Jayhawk is
the only adaptation of
Maloy’s original drawing
without shoes, Reid said.
He said for that reason,
the 1920 Jayhawk is likely
the least popular mascot
the University has had.
In the 1920 version of
the Jayhawk, the blue, yellow-beaked bird is shown
perched on top of KU lettering. Reid said the demeanor of the bird, along
with its lack of shoes,
made it very unpopular,
and said it can only be
found on very select items
today.
“It didn’t have that
characteristic, and didn’t
have the colorful demeanor either,” he said.

1923:

A University student,
George Hollingbery, was
responsible for creating
the 1923 adaptation of the
Jayhawk, which returned
the bird’s shoes, and fea-

tured a more rounded
beak. Reid said this version launched a more extensive use of the Jayhawk
trademark.
“I think that’s really
when the widespread use
of the trademark took off,”
he said. “Then you started
seeing people use that bird
for other things like a hotel in Topeka, the Jayhawk
Oil Company, and things
like that.”

1941:

As the United States
entered World War II, the
Jayhawk took on a more
serious demeanor until the
conclusion of the war in
1945. According to the KU
History website, University student Eugene “Yogi”
Williams redrew the Jayhawk with an opened
beak, lowered eyebrows
and more open eyes to give
it a more aggressive look.
Nicknamed the “fighting Jayhawk”, Williams’
version of the Jayhawk
stuck around until a graduating senior, Harod “Hal”
Sandy, redrew the Jayhawk with a gentler appearance that is still used
today.

1946:

Reid said Sandy was
preparing to graduate
from the University, so he
sold the rights to his artwork and various Jayhawk
decals he had made to the
newly-opened University
Bookstore for $250.
The University now
brings in over $2 million
in marketing and licensing

revenue every year, Reid
said.
After the scowling grimace of Williams’ “fighting Jayhawk,” Sandy’s
Jayhawk featured a bird
with an open, smiling
beak and happier eyebrows. University licensing director Vander Tuig
said the appearance of the
Jayhawk can vary greatly based on how the eyebrows are pointed.
“If you just tilt the eyebrows a different way, it
brings out a whole different personality of the
Jayhawk,” he said. “That’s
a lot of what happened in
‘41 going into World War
II, and then coming out of
the war in ‘46, Hal Sandy
just turned the beak up to
create a little bit of a smile,
and changed the tilt on the
eyebrows, which makes it
much more amicable of a
character.”

2005:

As part of a University-wide rebranding effort
in 2005, Tuig said the
block Helvetica letters
on Sandy’s 1946 Jayhawk
were replaced with the
Trajan font that is currently used on all University
licensing products today.
The bird was also rotated so its beak opened to
the right, instead of to the
left, but no other significant design changes were
made.

Future Changes and
Licensing Challenges:
Associate Athletics Director Jim Marchiony said

while changes to the Jayhawk logo are unlikely in
the near future, if someone wanted to redesign the
Jayhawk, they would submit their drawings to the
Office of Public Affairs,
and the process would
continue from there if the
designs were approved.
Tuig said he thinks the
University is unique from
other schools, because
while mascots change over
time, the Jayhawk has undergone six distinguishable redesigns.
“There’s really been
these six distinct logos
that have held: the ‘12, the
‘20, the ‘23, the ‘41, the ‘46
and the current version,”
he said. “It’s been kind of
interesting, and if I look
it now, the 1912 version,
everybody loves that. Outside of the current mascot,
I would say it goes the 1912
is the next favorite, and
then the ‘41 would be the
favorite after that.”
Tuig said the biggest
issue the University encounters with licensing
challenges is the growth of
technology and the ability of almost any citizen to
take the Jayhawk logo, attach it to merchandise and
sell it on the Internet.
“For the most part,
those kind of people don’t
get in and get out and nobody gets hurt,” he said.
“They try to sustain it, so
the fact that it is easier for
them to sell it, it is also
easier for us to find them.”
— Edited by Deanna
Ambrose

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Allen Fieldhouse was
dedicated on March 1, 1955;
the same day Kansas defeated Kansas State 77-66.
It holds 16,300, making
it the largest basketball arena in Kansas and the second largest in the Big 12.
Kansas currently boasts
the longest home winning
streak in college basketball
at 39 games. The Jayhawks
are undefeated this season
at home, largely thanks
to the atmosphere in the
building. Allen Fieldhouse
is considered the mecca of
college basketball.
Students camp for days
to ensure a seat. When
gates are opened two hours
before tip, fans rush to
their seats. Often times,
the Fieldhouse is nearing
capacity over an hour pre-

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game.
The pregame atmosphere is filled with buzz
and excitement. Fans watch
the Kansas players in awe
during shootaround, often
highlighted by acrobatic
dunks. Fans boo the opposing team with much vigor.
When the players run on
the court, the band plays in
unison, and the students
are on their feet from then
on. The sounds of the Rock
Chalk Chant echo around
after the alma mater, just
moments before the player
introductions.
The player introductions
are preceded by a video,
which makes the crowd
erupt. Every player introduced is greeted with the
roar of the crowd and students throwing shredded
paper in the air. Following
the introductions, another
video is displayed on the big

screen to get the volume at
maximum levels for tipoff.
Although it is rarely as
loud as it is for tipoff, many
opposing teams admit the
volume from the crowd is
anything but quiet. 16,300
fans continue to live and
die by every whistle; shouting chants on the defensive
end, creating distractions
during free throws and
celebrating every big play
throughout the game.
It’s an atmosphere unlike any other, not only in
the Big 12, but in all of college basketball. From the
time the gates open until
the final buzzer — that is
often overshadowed by the
chorus of another victorious rock chalk chant — the
fans remain just as passionate about their team.
And that’s why there’s
no place like Allen Fieldhouse.

sas, the students booed Rock
Chalk Video employee Tim
Cornell, a junior from Riverside, Calif., as he walked on
the court. One student from
the section yelled out, “Go
back to Overland Park.”
Welcome to Manhattan.
The atmosphere as the
day progressed was even
better. Pregame, the students rocked to the Wabash
Cannonball, only this time,
there was a twist. The crowd
chanted “F--- KU” to the
beat, and proceeded to do so
with every song that played
later in the half.
At halftime, the administration sent out a text to
the students asking them to
tone it down. It didn’t make
a difference.
Then, later in the game,
they finally embraced the
atmosphere. With four minutes to play, the University
played the song Sandstorm,

which had previously not
been played in the arena.
The students had normally chanted “F--- KU” to its
beat, although as this game
showed, that can be chanted
with any song.
The noise from the song
was ear-splitting. The second the first beat hit, there
was a moment of realization. The student section
was raucous, rabid and ravenous, all part of creating a
single moment in time that
was the loudest I’d ever
heard. It was the most intense I’d ever seen a crowd.
It wasn’t exactly PG, but
it was fun.
The crowd was the perfect blend of electric and
aggressive. It made for a college basketball environment
that’d be nearly impossible
to replicate, let alone one of
the best college basketball
games of that week.

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Student Jayhawk fans cheer while watching the pre-game video before tip off of the game against Texas Tech in
Allen Fieldhouse Feb. 27. Kansas won 67-58

SCOTT CHASEN
@SChasenKU

KANSAS STATE

Kansas State doesn’t
have the history of the top
schools in the Big 12. The
pre-game video package at
the Octagon of Doom boasts
16 Sweet 16 appearances for
the program, a mark far less
impressive than some other
schools, but that’s not what
makes it special.
The arena was opened
in 1988. The first game in
the was an NBA game between the Spurs and Mavericks. Some 400-plus college games later, the arena
is known as one of the less
inviting Big 12 venues, especially with Kansas in town.
It’s absolutely not for a
younger crowd.
But that’s also part of the
fun.
The crowd is angry. Before the game against Kan-

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A K-State students holds up a “Free Nathan Power” sign before the game begins on Feb. 20 at Bramlage Coliseum.
Kansas won 72-63.

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Lloyd Noble Center has
been the home of the Sooners since 1975 and it has a
capacity of 11,562.
When Kansas traveled to
Norman, thousands of students and alumni showed
up to partake in the College
Gameday Festivities.
During just about every
commercial break, the arena
was engulfed with either an
‘OU’ chant, or an Oklahoma
classic accompanied by the
Oklahoma pep band, ‘Boomer Sooner.’
Like every Kansas road
game this year, there were
dozens of signs making fun
of Ellis, who is believed to be
much older than a 22-year
old college senior by the rest
of the country.
One group of students
had
an
approximately

10-foot-tall cutout of Buddy
Hield, which was strategically placed right behind the
basket where Kansas shot
free throws in the second
half.
As the National Anthem
came to a close, the Oklahoma student section substituted the word ‘brave’ for
‘Sooners’ to end the song.
The video board showed
highlights from the first
Oklahoma-Kansas
game
and highlights from Oklahoma’s season. But it certainly wasn’t the same kind of
ear-piercing video that every
Kansas fan has come to know
and love at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Sooners pregame
ritual definitely had a much
more modern, NBA feel
than what the Jayhawks
do. Before player introductions, both of their mascots,
‘Boomer’ and ‘Sooner’ were
lowered from the ceiling

while the lights were turned
off. Male members of the
Oklahoma cheer squad ran
flags that spelled out ‘Sooners’ as the team ran out from
the tunnel.
With the lights off, fire
shot from the back of the
basket closest to the Oklahoma bench after each player
was introduced. It was much
safer than it sounds, but the
heat of the fire was enough to
make you squint, even sitting
30 feet away.
Once the game actually started, the crowd didn’t
do much. There were a few
‘Perry sucks’ chants directed
at Ellis, and a few ‘Boomer
Sooner’ chants broke out.
The student section is
only on one side, which takes
away from the atmosphere a
bit. All in all, the Lloyd Noble
Center is still an enjoyable
atmosphere for a college basketball game.

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The crowd inside Lloyd Noble Center gets ready for the rematch between Kansas and Oklahoma on Feb. 13. The
Jayhawks beat the Sooners 76-72.

@SkyRolSports

Hilton Coliseum was
constructed in 1971 and
has been the home of Iowa
State basketball ever since.
The arena holds 17,384 fans
and holds an attendance record of 15,000.
While basketball was all
but invented in Lawrence,
Iowa State basketball had
to have been created entirely by the atmosphere within Hilton Coliseum. The
term “Hilton Magic” might
be used sarcastically more
than seriously, but something changed the game
in the last eight minutes
of Kansas’ eventual 85-72
loss. From the eight-minute
mark in the second half, the
Jayhawks fell apart and allowed a 15-point lead going
into halftime slip away for a
decisive Cyclone win.

In the last four years,
Iowa State has only lost five
games at home.
“Hostile environment” is
one of many cliches heard
on TV when a pundit previews a big game, but Hilton Coliseum personifies
hostility. To be blunt, you
don’t know the meaning of
“hostile environment” until
you’ve been in one.
The environment is inescapable. Allen Fieldhouse
is a small venue, but it’s
still complete with a museum, the Booth Family Hall
of Athletics, and plenty
of other commemoration
from years past, such as the
timeline of Kansas basketball between the men’s and
women’s locker rooms. And
these locker room doors
can be seen by fans walking
in the doors at Allen.
Locker rooms are nestled under the stands at

Hilton. As the Jayhawks
took the floor, insults hailed
from the student sections
on either end, which are
conveniently located directly above the exits to the
locker rooms. A rousing
and profane chant burst
from the cascade of the student section when Kansas
came out for warmups, and
the stray insult to Perry Ellis never failed to jump out
once the game had started.
In the Hilton Coliseum,
walking into any of the entrances puts you just steps
away from the concessions
and the seats to watch the
game. Nothing else. For an
outsider to Iowa State basketball, the atmosphere is
in your face. Hilton is by
no means luxurious, but it
does what it’s there to do:
provide a home-court advantage.

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The crowd cheers at Hilton Coliseum Jan. 25. Iowa State defeated Kansas 85-72.