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He stands a mere four inches
tall, his 94-year-old body covered
in a fine layer of dirt.
He’s traveled from Germany to
Kansas, making his home first in
Stauffer-Flint Hall — where he
sat, forgotten, until 2009 — and
then in the University Archives.
On Wednesday evening, he
made another journey, this time
to the offices of the department of
Slavic languages and literatures in
Wescoe Hall, where he’ll live for
one year in a glass display case.
The “Russian Jayhawk,” as the
small carving has come to be
known, was a gift of gratitude
from an unknown Russian pris-
oner of war to Conrad Hoffman,
a Kansas alumnus working with
the YMCA in Germany during
World War I.
It’s a symbol of the long-stand-
ing connection between the Uni-
versity and its students doing
good in Russian and Eastern Eu-
rope, said Marc Greenberg, chair-
man of the Slavic department.
“I want the carving to help
draw attention to the things
our students are doing, to the
connection between what Conrad
Hoffman did — which was a
humanitarian effort — and what
our students do in Russia today,”
Greenberg said.
A gift of gratitude
In 1913, Conrad Hofman be-
came the secretary of the YMCA
at the University, leaving his posi-
tion as a professor of bacteriology
at the University of Wisconsin.
Te YMCA post was “an im-
portant non-governmental service
performing a moral and social
function during the First World
War,” Greenberg wrote in his ar-
ticle “Hofman’s Hawk.”
According to the article, the
YMCA worked in prisoner-of-war
camps in Germany, providing edu-
cation and coordinating social and
athletic activities for the prisoners.
Te YMCA also helped prisoners
develop trades and hobbies by giv-
ing them tools and arranging exhi-
bitions and sales of their artwork.
Hofman went to Germany in
1915, and it was common for him
to receive presents, said the article,
from the thankful prisoners who
he worked with.
According to a
pencil inscription on his
side, the Russian Jayhawk was
given to Hoffman in 1917. He
was probably carved by either
The Rock Chalk Chant is a fa-
miliar tune around campus, but
eight composers gave the Univer-
sity’s traditional chant a new spin
in the Helianthis Iron Composer
Competition last week.
Beginning last Thursday
morning at 8 a.m., eight
composers had 24 hours to create
up to four minutes of music for
Friday night’s head-to-head,
single elimination tournament
that took place in Swarthout
Recital Hall. Eight musicians from
the Helianthus Contemporary
Ensemble, a student group that
plays modern music, performed
each of the orginal pieces.
“The idea was that we wanted a
way to perform a lot of the music
of KU composers and do it with
the student new music ensemble,”
said Forrest Pierce, an assistant
music professor and the head of
the Helianthus Ensemble.
The 24-hour deadline pres-
sured composers to complete
their pieces before 8 a.m. Friday.
Jason Charney, a senior from
Overland Park, had to balance
studying for two midterms with
composing his piece, which he
finished at 4 a.m.
Musicians also operated
under time constraints, having
only Friday to rehearse for the
“It puts you out of your com-
fort zone to learn a piece in a day
that was just written yesterday,”
said Bo Atlas, a senior from Mor-
gan Hill, Calif., and a tuba player
who performed.
The Iron Composer competi-
tion was based on Food Network’s
show “Iron Chef ” which shows
contestants going head-to-head to
create dishes that feature a secret
ingredient. The final products are
then judged by a panel of celeb-
rities. Professors from the school
of music served as judges in Fri-
day’s competition. The evening
was emceed by members of Stitch
Tactics, an improv group made up
of students.
Compositions were written
to be performed by tuba and
traVis younG/kansan
Jason Phoenix explains different gestures for responses during the demonstra-
tions held by protestors participating in Occupy Lawrence. The local movement
has expressed solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. The group is working toward
promoting change in local government ordinances.
seekinG oCCupation
One unit of your blood can
save three lives, but only if you
take the time to donate.
With the KU Blood Drive’s
goal of collecting 1,100 units
of blood, around 1,300 par-
ticipants will be needed needed
to reach this mark. The drive
will be held through the end
of this week. There are several
different locations and times
available for students to donate
each day.
“There is no substitute for
human blood,” said Jennifer
Green, donor recruitment rep-
resentative for the American
Red Cross. “On any given day,
an average of 38,000 units of
red blood cells are needed for
hospital patients in the United
According to the drive’s web-
students can do simple things
to make their donation experi-
ence more successful. Donors
should get plenty of rest the
night before and begin drinking
plenty of liquids 24 hours prior
to donating. They should also
avoid caffeinated beverages and
focus on water intake.
Eating foods that are rich in
iron — such as red meat, poul-
try, fish, beans, green leafy veg-
etables and raisins — will allow
your blood to be rich in the
elements most needed. Having
a good breakfast and lunch is
also essential.
“Each donor is screened prior
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see jayhawk paGe 3
Carving sees change of scenery
Russian prisoner’s gift moves
from archives to Wescoe Hall
roCk Chalk rewrite
Claire howard/kansan
Jeremy Wohletz and Laura Potter perform nick curry’s original version of the rock chalk chant while Katie McKeirnan and Bo Atlas wait to perform ian Boswell’s rendition
during the 2011 helianthus iron composer competition in Swarthout recital hall on Friday night. Each composer was given 24 hours to compose an original variation of
the rock chalk chant for two musicians to be performed in front of an audience and panel of judges.
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Blood drive seeks
1,300-donor goal
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Composers compete in time-crunched tournament
Monday, october 17:
Oliver hall 2 to 7 p.m.
Union Ballroom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Union Blood Vessel 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
know where to donate
tuesday, october 18:
Kappa Delta 2 to 7 p.m.
Union Ballroom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Union Blood Vessel 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
wednesday, october 19:
hashinger 2 to 7 p.m.
Union Ballroom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Union Blood Vessel 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
thursday, october 20:
Union 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bus 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Mccollum 1 to 7 p.m.
rec center (Blood Vessel) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
friday, october 21:
Union 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bus 10 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Mccollum 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
rec center (Blood Vessel) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phi Kappa Psi 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dipping below freezing Ending the week on a warm note One more day for jackets
Sunny and breezy with a
north wind at 10-20 mph
gusting to 30 mph.
Mostly sunny. Sunny and warmer.
Kristen Menz and Cailee Kelly,
KU atmospheric science students
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
— Associated Press
On the cooler side
Frost possible in the
morning then mostly
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More than 2,000 Tunisians have marched
in favor of a secular state that allows press
freedom and other rights. The demonstration
is a response to protests and violence by
Islamist extremists.
Tensions are high ahead of an Oct. 23 vote
to elect an assembly charged with writing a
new constitution.
The vote follows the uprising that ousted
Tunisia’s autocratic leader in January and
sparked the Arab Spring.
Under a tight police escort, artists and
intellectuals and others gathered Sunday
in Tunis and chanted against violence,
extremism and state repression.
New, ultraconservative groups of Muslims
known as Salafsts have attacked movie
theaters and TV stations in recent days for
showing material they say denigrates Islam.
This week’s planned Mideast prisoner
swap is unleashing deep anguish in Israel
and widespread elation in the Palestinian
territories, laying bare the chasm of
perspective dividing the two sides.
In Israel, the public is aghast at having
to release convicted perpetrators of suicide
bombings, shootings and grisly kidnappings.
The Palestinians, with equal vehemence,
see the returnees as heroes who fought an
occupier at a time of violence and argue
moral equivalence between their actions and
those of Israel’s army.
These diverging narratives have been
refected in reactions to the deal, in which
Israel will free some 1,027 Palestinian
prisoners in exchange for Sgt. Gilad Schalit,
captured by Gaza militants in a cross-border
raid in June 2006.
mEXIco cItY
Mexico’s military says soldiers freed 61 men
being held captive and forced to work for a
drug gang in a violent northern border city.
The army says the men were found guarded
by three kidnappers in a safe house in Piedras
Negras on Saturday. Soldiers made the
discovery during a security sweep in the area
that also turned up an abandoned truck flled
with 6 tons of marijuana.
A statement released Sunday said one of
the captive men is from Honduras, while the
others are from various parts of Mexico.
Piedras Negras sits across the border
from Eagle Pass, Texas, in the Mexican state
of Coahuila, which has been the scene of
ongoing battles between drug gangs. Last
week the army arrested a major fgure from
the Zetas drug cartel there.
Pope Benedict XVI began using a wheeled
platform Sunday to navigate the long aisle
of St. Peter’s Basilica, adopting the device
employed by his ailing predecessor to reduce
As the platform, pushed forward by aides,
glided up the marble foor toward the main
altar, Benedict gripped his pastoral staff with
one hand and the device’s support bar with
the other.
The 84-year-old pontiff occasionally took
his hand off the bar to wave to thousands
of faithful fanking his route in the basilica,
where he celebrated a Mass dedicated to
encouraging missionary zeal.
But Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico
Lombardi insisted the platform wasn’t being
used for any “medical reason.”
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muslim Student Association
raises awareness for Islam
Islam Awareness Week started
Wednesday, Oct. 12, and the Mus-
lim Student Association of KU has
provided students and staff infor-
mation about the religion every
day this week and will continue
to have events throughout the
“Essentially, our goal on cam-
pus is to increase awareness
about Muslims and Islam,” said
Tasheem Daud, president of the
Muslim Student Association, “and
also to try and represent the reli-
gion in a way that kind of counters
some of the stereotypes and mis-
conceptions that are commonly
displayed in the media and other
Anyone wanting to learn more
about the religion can come to
an open event on Fridays at 1:30
“We’re kind of tailoring that
talk to our non-Muslim audience
who we’ve invited to the mosque
to sit and listen, observe the ser-
vices, see how we pray, ask ques-
tions if they have any and fnd
some answers; maybe mingle and
socialize with some of the other
Muslims or non-Muslims that will
be here,” Daud said.
The fnal events of Islam
Awareness Week will happen to-
day and tomorrow. Today the as-
sociation will host a “Health and
Islam” workshop, and tomorrow a
panel of converts will share their
journeys with a Q&A period after-
For more information and a list
of upcoming events, go to the Stu-
dent Involvement and Leadership
Center website.
— Jacob McNiel
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National Guard helps out with
searching for missing baby
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Military police
from the Missouri National Guard
joined the search Sunday for a Kan-
sas City baby, crawling through a
wooded area to make sure no evi-
dence was overlooked in the search
for the girl reported missing from
her home nearly two weeks ago.
About 25 members of the guard’s
1139th Military Police Company
based in nearby Harrisonville, FBI
agents and offcers from several po-
lice and sheriff’s departments from
nearby communities in Missouri
and Kansas split up into several
groups and scoured a large wooded
area west of the family’s home.
The baby, Lisa Irwin, was 10
months old when her parents re-
ported her missing Oct. 4. Her
parents, Deborah Bradley and Jer-
emy Irwin, said she disappeared
from her crib sometime overnight.
Previous searches have included
the family’s neighborhood, nearby
wooded areas, a landfll and aban-
doned homes. Police have said that
so far there are no suspects or ma-
jor leads.
Nearly 100 people were involved
in the search Sunday, said Bridget
Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI,
which has been assisting the Kan-
sas City Police Department.
“We put a call out and got a huge
response,” Patton said.
Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the guard
to help in the search for one day.
Guard spokeswoman Rachel Knight
said it was unclear if the guard
would be involved after Sunday.
Knight said the guard members
and the other law enforcement
groups were going over a large
wooded area that had been searched
before to make sure nothing was
missed. Several guard members
dressed in camoufage could be
seen heading off to a wooded sec-
tion in mid-afternoon.
Knight said they would be scour-
ing the area with additional man-
power and fresh eyes.
— Associated Press
the UNIVeRSItY DAILY KANSAN MoNDAY, octobeR 17, 2011
a master Russian woodcarver,
whom Hoffman describes meeting
and aiding in his 1920 memoirs,
or one of his apprentices and
based off of an unshod Jayhawk
A 1921 article in the Kansas
City Star said that Hoffman then
gave the Jayhawk to the Univer-
sity Daily Kansan to be put on
display “in a glass case and have
a prominent place in the museum
of the department of journalism.”
A rediscovery
In July of 2009, University ar-
chivist Becky Schulte got an email
from the School of Journalism.
Someone had found the Russian
Jayhawk — his legs snapped at the
ankles — in Stauffer-Flint Hall
and wondered if Schulte wanted
to keep him in the archives in
Spencer Research Library.
“We placed him in a box and
added him to our archive data-
base,” Schulte said.
Schulte also added the Russian
Jayhawk to her retrospective on
the Jayhawk, a presentation she’s
given in Los Angeles, Denver,
Chicago and Wichita.
A little more than a year later,
Schulte brought the Russian Jay-
hawk out of storage to show him
to a Kansan reporter who was
writing an article on the archives.
Shortly after that, Greenberg
saw a link on Facebook to the
Kansan article.
He was struck both by the Jay-
hawk’s history as a “symbol of ap-
preciation” and his design.
“It’s something that’s typical-
ly Russian in its technique and
comes from a craftsman tradition,
but it’s also a typically American
subject,” Greenberg said.
He made an appointment with
Schulte to see the carving and,
after receiving permission from
the School of Journalism, started
making plans to display the Jay-
hawk in the Slavic offices.
A new home
Displaying the carving wasn’t
as simple as moving it from
the archives to Wescoe Hall,
First, the Jayhawk had to be
repaired. Greenberg sent out an
appeal to alumni and students,
raising $200 for the work, and the
Spencer Research Library con-
tributed the rest.
Whitney Baker, the Spencer’s
conservator, also took tempera-
ture and light readings of the case
where Greenberg wanted to dis-
play the Jayhawk.
“He’s made of an organic mate-
rial — wood — and he will decay,”
Schulte said. “What we do is try
and limit that decay as much as
possible, which is one of the rea-
sons he normally lives in an acid-
free box in the dark.”
The Slavic department also
purchased a meter to sit in the
case with the Jayhawk and will
send monthly readings to the ar-
chives so its employees can moni-
tor the carving’s environment.
The Jayhawk will only be on
display for one year to minimize
any potential damage.
A celebration of
Nearly a year after Greenberg
first heard about the Russian Jay-
hawk, almost 40 people crammed
into a small, book-lined room
in the Slavic department offices,
spilling out into the adjacent hall-
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-
Little came, as did Danny An-
derson, the dean of the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Stu-
dents, alumni and faculty were in
attendance as well.
The tiny Russian Jayhawk
brought them all together; a re-
minder, Greenberg said, that “ob-
jects aren’t just objects. They have
meanings and context.”
And the meaning of this
“He is a symbol of all that we
are: small, fragile, noble and able
to bridge cultures if only we try,”
Greenberg said at the ceremony.
“I dedicate our Russian Jayhawk
to the next hundred years of KU
students. May they continue to
learn another language, another
mindset and show the world the
great things that Kansans bring to
the world.”
— Edited by Mike Lavieri
jAYhAwK fRoM PAGe 1
clarinet or vibraphone and
trumpet. Pieces played by the
same instruments competed
head-to-head until there was
a finalist from both brackets.
The two composers, Ian
Boswell and Daniel McIntosh,
were then given 15 minutes to
compose totally new pieces of
Boswell ultimately won the
competition, but the quality
and variety of the music stu-
dents managed to compose in
such a short amount of time
was the highlight for Atlas.
“Everybody went a com-
pletely different direction with
it,” said Atlas. “Taking this one
basic melody, everybody had a
completely different piece.”
— Edited by Laura Nightengale
coMPoSeR fRoM PAGe 1
to donating blood,” Green said.
“This involves a series of ques-
tions and a mini physical to see
if it is healthy for this person
to donate.”
According to Green, once
the blood is collected, each unit
is tested for more than fifteen
different ailments. Oftentimes,
the blood is broken down into
different components — red
cells, plasma and platelets — so
that each unit can help as many
as three different patients.
The blood received from the
KU Blood drive will go to hos-
pitals in Kansas, Oklahoma and
Missouri. There is also the pos-
sibility that the blood could be
sent to other locations across
the country if there is a short-
“If someone you know has
received a blood product, it
was because someone choose
to be a blood donor,” Green
said. “Donating blood is a great
way to help others, doesn’t cost
you any money and takes only
a little over an hour of your
— Edited by Laura Nightengale
bLooD fRoM PAGe 1
bishops pleads not guilty
in Kansas city courts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The frst U.S.
bishop criminally charged with shel-
tering an abusive
clergyman has
been accused of
failing to pro-
tect children
after he and his
diocese waited
fve months to
tell police about
hundreds of images
of child pornography discovered on a
priest’s computer, authorities said.
Bishop Robert Finn and the Kansas
City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese have
pleaded not guilty on one count each of
failing to report suspected child abuse,
offcials said Friday.
Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said
Finn and the diocese were required un-
der state law to report the discovery to
police because the images gave them
reason to believe a child had been
“Now that the grand jury investiga-
tion has resulted in this indictment, my
offce will pursue this case vigorously,”
Baker said. “I want to ensure there are
no future failures to report resulting in
other unsuspecting victims.”
The indictment, handed down Oct. 6
but sealed because Finn was out of the
country, says the bishop failed to re-
port suspicions against the priest from
Dec. 16, 2010, when the photos were
discovered, to May 11, 2011, when the
diocese turned them over to police.
Finn denied any wrongdoing in a
statement Friday and said he had be-
gun work to overhaul the diocese’s re-
porting policies and act on key fndings
of a diocese-commissioned investiga-
tion into its practices.
“For our part, we will meet these an-
nouncements with a steady resolve and
a vigorous defense,” said Finn, who of-
fcials said was not under arrest.
Finn faces a maximum penalty of
one year in jail and a $1,000 fne if
convicted of the misdemeanor. The dio-
cese also faces a $1,000 fne.
After the Catholic sex abuse scandal
erupted in 2002, grand juries in several
regions reviewed how bishops handled
claims against priests. However, most
of the allegations were decades old and
far beyond the statute of limitations.
Until Finn was indicted, no U.S. bish-
op had been criminally charged over
how he responded to abuse claims, al-
though some bishops had struck deals
with local authorities to avoid prosecu-
tion against their dioceses.
— Associated Press
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aries (march 21-april 19)
today is an 8
your cuddly side is showing,
and others seem more than
happy to come pay attention.
romance and friendship can
be yours, should you dare. Love
and be loved.
taurus (april 20-may 20)
today is a 7
protect your environment. im-
prove your home; plant a tree;
fx a leaky faucet; add curtains;
seal the cracks. save money and
energy at the same time.
gemini (may 21-June 21)
today is an 8
Confer with family to work out
a game plan. keep communi-
cations open, and make sure
everyone knows their part. Many
hands make light work.
cancer (June 22-July 22)
today is a 9
your work ethic is attracting at-
tention, so keep getting after it.
Money’s readily available, but it
can be spent quickly. step out of
your own way. Allow for expan-
Leo (July 23-aug. 22)
today is a 9
Love is what it’s all about. your
passion moves you, and pro-
vides strength to surmount any
obstacles. Let it give you wings.
it might even put coins in your
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
today is a 7
Barriers may not be as universal
as they seem. your well-devel-
oped conscience keeps you on
the right path. doors that ap-
peared closed are ajar. Go on
Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is a 7
the right words come easily now.
Get into a recording or writing
project, or deliver communica-
tions and promotions. send out
that holiday letter.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
today is an 8
you excel on a test, with concen-
tration and effort. you’ve got the
gift to gab today, so let it fow.
Ask for what you want, and get
results. send that application!
sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21)
today is an 8
Even if you’d rather not, there’s
still plenty of work. the trick is
to play and get it done simulta-
neously. For that, focus on some
aspect of the task that’s fun.
capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
today is a 7
you may fnd yourself attracted
to someone completely opposite.
Give yourself permission to ex-
plore carefully, one little step at
a time. there’s no hurry.
aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
today is an 8
An investment in your home is
okay now. How can you use the
space more effciently? your wit
is quite attractive. use it to re-
veal a hidden dream.
Pisces (Feb. 19-march 20)
today is an 8
when in doubt, get advice from
a trusted friend or partner.
they’re clear where you’re fuzzy.
Make time for helping others
and you’ll help yourself.
tHE nExt pAnEL
Nick Sambaluk
iPhone 4s sold out in
Lawrence sprint stores
Lawrence’s two sprint stores, on
wakarusa and iowa streets, expe-
rienced the iphone rush Friday
morning. Lines formed outside the
doors as early as 6 a.m. within an
hour, every iphone 4s was sold.
However, there are still iphone
4’s available, which have many of
the same features as the 4s.
Eddy Muñoz, an employee in
the university Advising Center,
purchased his first iphone Friday
because he’s heard nothing but
good things about it.
“i’ve had an Android phone for
a long time, i like Android phones,
but i’ve had some issues with
them,” Muñoz said. “All of my
friends have iphones and their
phone work, so when i heard sprint
was getting the iphone, i thought i
would get that.”
the iphone was released in 2007
and has been flying off the shelves
since then. the newest renova-
tion offers more features than past
iphones. its dualCore A5 chip
allows for faster browsing, the
eight-megapixel camera gives pic-
tures and video better clarity and
storing music has been simplified
with the iCloud App.
what’s even more revolution-
ary is the siri feature — a per-
sonal assistant that can schedule
appointments, set reminders and
access any feature on the phone
just by the sound of your voice.
sprint stores in Lawrence don’t
have the iphone 4s now that they
have sold out. Customers can still
be put onto a call back list and
they’ll have first dibs when the
iphones are back in stock.
— Sarah Plake
Jay-Z hip-hop course
attracts 140 students
Los AnGELEs — professor, author
and radio host Michael Eric dyson
has long been an ardent propo-
nent of hip-hop, and now he’s
teaching a course on one of the
genre’s biggest purveyors: Jay-Z.
the course, “sociology of Hip-
Hop: Jay-Z,” is a three-credit,
twice-weekly lecture in session
at Georgetown university, where
dyson has been a professor since
“i’d written a book on nas, one
rhetorical genius, and i wanted
to focus on another,” dyson said.
“i wanted my students to under-
stand that when you’re dealing
with an artist like Jay-Z you’re
dealing with a genius — a craft-
er of words, an all-time literary
great. (Jay) gives us such power-
ful poetic passion. i wanted my
students to understand that.”
this isn’t the first time dyson
has brought out the academia of
“The Hurt Locker” has defused a
bomb, with a judge throwing out a
case filed by a U.S. serviceman who
claimed the 2010 best picture win-
ner had appropriated his story.
Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver had filed suit in
the winter of 2010 against Kathryn
Bigelow and Mark Boal claiming
that the film, which Bigelow direct-
ed from Boal’s screenplay, used
significant details from Sarver’s
name and likeness in portraying the
adrenalized bomb-disposal expert
Will James (Jeremy Renner). It also
claimed that the movie defamed
Sarver with the James character.
Boal had spent time with Sarver
when reporting an article for
Playboy; the writer was embedded
with Sarver’s unit in Iraq and also
interviewed him back in the U.S.
On Thursday, however, U.S.
District Judge Jacqueline Nguyen
dismissed the claim.
In issuing her ruling, Nguyen
said that there were significant
changes to the character, which
meets the legal requirement that
an on-screen depiction of a real-life
person be “transformative.” And she
dismissed the defamation charge by
engaging in a bit of film analysis,
saying that the James character was
not as negative as the claim alleged.
“Plaintiff alleges that he is
defamed because Will James is por-
trayed as a bad father who does not
love his son. However, the Court
does not agree with Plaintiff ’s char-
acterization of Will James as a man
who does not love his son. In ‘The
Hurt Locker,’ Will James keeps pho-
tos of his son with him in Iraq and
is shown visiting his wife and child
while on leave from duty.”
She further wrote that she found
“no support in the movie for
Plaintiff ’s allegation that he is por-
trayed as a man who had no respect
or compassion for human life. To
the contrary, ‘The Hurt Locker’
depicts Will James as having com-
passion for the Iraqi citizens whose
lives are affected by the war,” citing
James’ playing soccer with a young
Iraqi boy.
Responding to the announce-
ment, Boal released a statement
saying that the film “was inspired
by many soldiers I met and inter-
viewed during my time reporting
in Iraq and elsewhere. It was a dis-
service to all of those other soldiers
for Sgt. Sarver to claim that he was
the only soldier that was the basis
for the hero of the film.”
After the ruling, Jeremiah
Reynolds, attorney for Boal and
Bigelow, said that the decision “is
a huge victory for all filmmakers
who should feel comfortable using
real-life events as inspiration for
their films.”
“No artist,” he added, “should
ever be forced to create entire fic-
tional worlds that have no basis in
reality simply because they fear the
threat of meritless lawsuits.”
a rapper. He previously offered a
course on tupac at the university
of pennsylvania and penned an
acclaimed book on the slain
emcee. picking Jay-Z as his next
focus was easy, he said.
students are required to read
Jay’s book “decoded,” Adam
Bradley’s “Book of rhymes” and
Zack o’Malley Greenburg’s “Empire
state of Mind.” dyson also has
students examine his lyrics, and
they watch “Fade to Black,” his
2004 concert documentary.
dyson’s course attracted 140
students, nearly four times the
size of an average course at
Georgetown, he said.
— McClatchy-Tribune
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Every time I hear the word
“awareness,” I cringe. Today,
you can literally take the word
“awareness” and add it to any
illness, tragedy, or social situa-
tion – breast cancer awareness,
autism awareness, domestic vio-
lence awareness, and — every
college campus’ favorite — haz-
ing awareness.
Before I get into this, I’m
not questioning the intentions
of these organizations. There
is nothing wrong with raising
money for a good cause. But
there is a point where using
awareness to raise money be-
comes a way for us to soothe
our consciences more than it
actually helps people.
During October, which is
breast cancer awareness month,
a series of 5k runs take place,
tables with posters urging us to
fight for “the cure” are set up,
people with megaphones shout
along Wescoe Beach for do-
nations, and pink ribbons are
handed out like hot cakes.
We need to call this what it is
– raising money, not awareness.
Giving money, unlike being tru-
ly aware, is impersonal and can
be done without emotional in-
vestment. It’s useful and needed
but doesn’t even come close to
giving us an understanding of
Breast cancer and I became
acquainted a few years ago when
a close family member of mine
was diagnosed with it. Watch-
ing a loved one go through
treatment and watching her
body slowly emaciate because
of chemotherapy and radiation
gave me a stark view of human
mortality. (She survived, and I
have never met a stronger, more
beautiful, or more selfless per-
So when I see the activities of
breast cancer awareness month,
I question the actual “aware-
ness” people have, because can-
cer isn’t pink, uplifting, or cur-
able. Cancer sucks.
So wouldn’t it be more mean-
ingful, instead of raising aware-
ness by asking for money, to
raise awareness by helping those
who suffer? Take the efforts
you would use towards raising
awareness and make a meal for
a cancer patient, babysit their
children, help clean their house,
or just sit and talk to them. Let
those who suffer know that their
lives always have and always will
I’ve been using the example of
breast cancer, but this idea can
be applied to any social issue.
Want to be aware of homeless-
ness or poverty? Go serve at a
homeless shelter. Know some-
one who has an illness? Go help
them. Don’t put five dollars in a
jar and think you’ve done your
duty to society.
Our version of awareness has
become a wall of altruism we
hide behind so that we don’t
have to face the blunt reality of
life. We let things like cancer,
homelessness, AIDS win when
we forget the suffering individu-
als. A community that is socially
aware is made up of individuals
doing meaningful acts for other
individuals, not of individuals
wearing shirts that say “save the
Knutsen is a sophomore in clas-
sics from Overland Park.
I hate movies. Tat might sound
crazy to hear from someone who
is supposed to write about movies
and television for this newspaper,
but it’s true. While I was acting like
I was studying for midterms in the
library, I discussed with a friend of
mine why we hate them. She told
me she hates movies because she
doesn’t like to commit that much
time to go see one. I agreed with
her, but for some reason I was still
able to commit three hours of that
day to watching “Community” re-
Once I realized that I spent more
time watching television before I
went to the library that day than I
would have spent seeing a movie, it
made a lot more sense. I don’t hate
movies because they take time out
of my day. I hate movies because
they are too short.
Te reason we watch movies and
television is to forget our boring
lives and be immersed in a story. We
live vicariously through characters
on the screen. Batman does some
awesome things that I will never
accomplish because I’m a 5-foot-6
dweeb that is not nearly as hand-
some as Christian Bale. So when
I go to the theater, I use Christian
Bale’s Batman (or whatever char-
acter I’m watching) to forget how
lame my life happens to be. I like to
think that I am the hero of the story,
and not just a boring kid from Kan-
sas. Television does the same thing,
but there is something diferent.
I recently saw the flm “Mon-
eyball” and loved the whole thing.
At one point in my life, I actually
wanted to be a general manager in
MLB. So I lived through Brad Pitt
as he portrayed Bill Beane and for-
got that I had to write this column,
study for Italian, and read a bunch
of boring literature for English. I
was able to live as Billy Beane and
forget my life as Dylan Lysen. Te
only problem was that it only lasted
two hours. Te story lived and died
within two hours. Television doesn’t
do that.
In television, a story is told
throughout a series of episodes.
Te story can evolve throughout
time and has many diferent resolu-
tions compared to a movie that has
one central theme and one resolu-
tion. Tis is why I love television. I
live my life through the characters,
but that doesn’t end in two hours.
I’m allowed to live through these
characters through a whole sea-
son, which could last from August
to May (and then for more seasons
afer that, if you’re lucky). When I
watch “Community,” I like to think
that I’m a part of their study group,
and dealing with all the same she-
nanigans they go through. So when
I’m in the library (not studying),
I’m really just acting like I’m in the
show “Community.”
Television is a lot more like real
life than movies. Television series
can be cancelled out of nowhere,
they can die just like we can. Movies
live and die in the same day. Televi-
sion series have more time to grow
and take on an identity. Just like I do
as a person.
Lysen is a Junior from Andover
in journalism.
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awareness is OK,
but action is better
@UdK_opinion they don’
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romney has history on his side in GOP race
nicholAs sAMbAlUK
Macs are not shitty, they are the shit.
i wonder how many people will dress
as Steve Jobs for Halloween. Turtle necks
To the person who suggested guys
should wear leggings next time they
dress as girls to events. cHallEnGE
You know you’re a ftness nut when
you use the rec as an excuse not to go
out and party.
We are the one percent; the one
percent that actually stays through an
entire KU football game.
The only way to make Wescoe Hall
look good would be to photoshop it out
of a picture.
You know your football team is bad
when the front page of the newspaper is
the punter.
Today’s Free For all sucked! i’m
telling you put my stuff in there and you
shall succeed!
Editor’s note: Did it work? i think not.
can i just say that motion sensor
lighting in bathrooms makes no sense?
it’s the times you sit the longest that you
need the light the most.
it’s all about perspective. The sinking
of the Titanic was a miracle for the
lobsters in the ship’s kitchen.
i tried to avoid it at all costs, but i
couldn’t any longer. i took a crap at a
if i have to see one more FFa submis-
sion about Harry Potter, i will fnd you
and personally smash all of your DVDs.
awesome, the seat i’m sitting in says,
“i jacked off here.”
as if Bill Self weren’t attractive
enough to begin with, he makes his late
night entrance on a motorcycle. So sexy.
The awkward moment when you’re the
only person throwing newspaper confetti
at late night.
as i wrap up my ffth year in engi-
neering, all i can say is that liberal arts
isn’t hard or “real” college. i take your
grad classes for fun, kids.
“My kidney hates me right now.” She
meant her liver, but it was a nice try.
There is a guy in a Kansas Quidditch
uniform ahead of me in line! i feel like
i’m in the presence of a celebrity!
Overheard some OU fans comment on
how people in town were so nice. Keep-
ing it classy.
Thank you KU football. You made me
waste money on tickets again.
We’re playing the number one team
in the nation, and we’re down by TEn
at halftime. if i hear one more sorority
girl say, “Why are we staying if we’re
losing?” i might hit someone. YOU STaY
KU’s offense: rrPP (run, run, pass,
To all the ‘fans’ who are leaving the
football game early, don’t call yourself
jayhawks. You make me sick.
Sporting Kc – best football in
Last week, I wrote that tea par-
ty conservatives surely couldn’t
stomach the idea of wishy-washy
former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-
Mass.) as the GOP presidential
nominee in 2012.
Afer watching establishment
Republicans lose or withdraw
from Senate primaries in Alaska,
Nevada, Colorado, Delaware,
Florida, and Pennsylvania amid
the tea party wave of 2010, it
seemed perfectly plausible, even
probable, that Republicans would
coalesce around a hard-line con-
servative presidential nominee.
Conservatives still aren’t sold
on Romney. Look no further than
the rise in the polls of business-
man Herman Cain – or the previ-
ous polling successes of real estate
developer and TV host Donald
Trump, Rep. Michele Bachmann
(R-Minn.), and Gov. Rick Perry
(R-Texas) – and it becomes clear
that hard-core conservatives are
still seeking a right-wing alterna-
tive. Te problem is that they have
yet to settle on one – hence the
conventional wisdom that Rom-
ney is the inevitable nominee.
An establishment triumph
in the GOP nomination contest
would ft the historical pattern.
Although the tea party insurgents
who mounted congressional bids
last year demonstrated the power
of rank-and-fle conservatives’
ballots, the presidential nomi-
nation is a completely diferent
ballgame. In the past 15 presiden-
tial elections, Republicans have
nominated candidates favored
by members of the party elite 12
times: 1952 (Eisenhower), 1956
(Ike, again), 1960 (Nixon), 1968
(Tricky Dick again), 1972 (Nix-
on), 1976 (Ford), 1988 (George
H.W. Bush), 1992 (Bush), 1996
(Dole), 2000 (George W. Bush),
2004 (Bush), and 2008 (Mc-
In each of those elections ex-
cept 1956, candidates who were
more conservative ran against
the eventual nominee and lost.
In 1964, conservatives scored a
victory with the nomination of
Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.),
but President Lyndon B. John-
son decimated Goldwater in the
general election. In 1980, former
Gov. Ronald Reagan (R-Calif.)
defeated establishment types like
his eventual running mate George
H.W. Bush – and went on to win
the general election. Whether his
re-nomination in 1984 constitutes
a conservative win is a matter of
dispute. By that point, Reagan had
moderated his foreign policy po-
sitions vis-à-vis the Soviet Union,
leading movement conservatives
like Howard Phillips to call (to no
avail) for a conservative primary
What lessons can we draw from
the propensity of the GOP to put
forth establishment nominees?
Simply put, Republicans want to
win. Goldwater’s disastrous per-
formance in 1964 underscored the
dangers of an extremist nominee,
and while Reagan trounced Presi-
dent Jimmy Carter in the electoral
college in 1980, he barely won 50
percent of the popular vote. (An
independent candidate, John B.
Anderson, won seven percent that
year.) Ordinary people vote in
primaries and caucuses, but high-
level fundraisers and contributors
can bolster candidates seen as
more electable through the sheer
power of money.
Tis coming year, those GOP
donors will surely take note of
what happened to tea party can-
didates in states like Nevada,
Colorado, and Delaware last year.
Against unpopular or weak Dem-
ocratic candidates, the tea partiers
blew the Republicans’ chances of
recapturing control of the Senate.
Te moderate alternatives may
not have voted the conservative
line 100 percent of the time, but
would Republicans really have
preferred a Democratic senator
Given the GOP’s animus to-
ward President Barack Obama,
party apparatchiks and money-
men will want to nominate a
candidate with the best chance of
defeating the president in 2012.
While a poor economy could
make Obama vulnerable against
any nominee, the safest bet is still
Luke Brinker is a senior from
Topeka majoring in history. Follow
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By Luke Brinker
Occupy Lawrence entered a
new phase this weekend, with
demonstrators setting up a per-
manent camp in South Park after
two weeks of rallies.
T.J. Campsey and Sean
Maupin, Lawrence residents and
Occupy Lawrence members, said
the group, which advocates for
local government change, isn’t
sure how long it will be allowed
to camp in the park, but so far
city officials have been willing to
work with the activists.
“We’re going to play it by ear
and see where it goes,” Campsey
He said the city had opened
public restrooms in the park for
their use, but the major challenge
for the demonstrators would be
the weather. As the weather gets
colder, Campsey said the group
would need blankets, sleeping
bags, coats, gloves and other sup-
plies to function. Maupin said
that the Lawrence Social Service
League was prepared to donate
various items the group might
“We need to get Internet access
so we can connect to our breth-
ren all around the world,” Maupin
The Occupy Lawrence move-
ment has expressed solidar-
ity with the Occupy Wall Street
movement, but locally they are
focusing on changing certain city
“The downtown camping
ordinance is an attack on the
homeless population — our most
vulnerable population,” Campsey
said. “The right to occupy public
space is a fundamental right.”
According to the city code, it is
unlawful for individuals to occu-
py public parks between 11:30
p.m. and 6 a.m. However, the
director of Parks and Recreation
can grant exemptions.
Maupin, who said he had lived
in various parts of the country,
was more worried about larg-
er cities with high unemploy-
ment. Maupin was focusing on
the global issue of reforming the
financial systems.
“We like to see more account-
ability in the government and in
corporations,” Maupin said.
Claire Kerwin, a senior from
St. Louis, said the movement
wasn’t as much a protest as a call
to awareness. She said one of her
favorite things about it was the
diversity of ideas in the group.
“Everyone comes at it from
different points
of view,” Kerwin
said. “It unites a
lot of different
Kerwin said
she is involved
in immigrant
rights. She said
that issue has a
direct correlation
to people who oppose corporate
“Ultimately, I support occupy-
ing and letting people know we’re
pissed off,” Kerwin said.
She said she would like to see
change in the government, but
because of the number of issues
the movement covered, she could
not pin down a specific solution.
Kerwin said the challenge for
her would be finding a balance
between school,
work, two other
organi zat i ons
and the Occupy
L a w r e n c e
“I’m busy
every day. I
don’t think I
have a night
off,” Kerwin
said. “It feels good but it’s also
Kerwin said she was initially
hesitant about the movement but
became involved after attending
an Occupy Kansas City rally that
had more than 600 attendees. She
said she then attended an assem-
bly in Lawrence where there were
150 to 200 local residents, but
only a few KU students. She said
an Occupy KU group had formed
and her hope was that it would
work with the Occupy Lawrence
The future of the movement
is still unknown, but Campsey is
“I’m hoping it’s going to be
huge,” Campsey said. “We see
more and more people at the gen-
eral assemblies every time.”
— Edited by Mandy Matney
Occupy Lawrence sets up permanent camp

“Ultimately, I support oc-
cupying and letting people
know we’re pissed off.”
claIre KerwIn
occupy lawrence member
K-statE studEnts
jOin prOtEsts
Though student involvement in
occupy lawrence demonstrations
has been small, a student-organized
demonstration in Manhattan drew
approximately 150 people Saturday
Demonstrators gathered in the
aggieville district of the city, in
the first event connected with the
occupy movement to take place in
Manhattan. Signs such as “Bail Hay
not ‘out’” garnered four to five honks
per minute from passing cars.
college-aged individuals appeared
to constitute a plurality, if not a major-
ity, of those present. Demonstrator
Simone Dorsey, a senior at Kansas
State, said students organized the
event earlier in the week.
“The word spread like fire,”
Dorsey said. “Thank God for social
James coover, a senior at
Kansas State, had simple advice
for Kansas students interested in
“Go and do it,” he said.
— Jonathan Shorman
ALL PhotoS
Blaise Marcoux holds up signs
outside of U.S. Bank on Satur-
day afternoon.
Protesters gather Saturday
afternoon at South Park.
John Mingolio kisses his
8-year-old daughter, nina,
at the meeting at South
Park on Saturday.
Signs of the protesters rest
on the lawn of South Park
Saturday afternoon.
Overall 2011 Homecoming Winners:
Greek Life: Kappa Sigma and Alpha Chi Omega
Student Life: School of Engineering
For a complete listing of award winners from all
Homecoming Week events, go to
We are excited to announce Homecoming 2012, October 27–
the university’s 100th Homecoming!
Thank you
to all Homecoming participants and
congratulations to the following student
leaders and student organizations!
Erin Atwood
Hunter Hess*
Amber Jackson
Emily Lamb**
Greg Loving
Andy Kriegh
Megan Ritter
Kelly Tankard
Ben Wilinsky
Joshua Williams
*Male Winner
**Female Winner
Ex.C.E.L. Finalists
Te Jayhawk experience doesn’t
have to end afer students graduate,
and the KU Alumni Association
works to ensure that it doesn’t. It
provides hundreds of events each
year to give students and alumni
alike the ability to connect and
celebrate their years at Kansas.
“We exist to connect alumni to
the University no matter where
they live or how long they’ve been
away from the hill,” said Jennifer
Sanner, senior vice president of
communications for the associa-
tion. Trough the organization,
alumni have the opportunity to
support recruitment eforts by
assisting with events and writing
letters to prospective students.
Alumni living in Kansas also ad-
vocate their legislators to fund
higher education.
“Te KU Alumni Association’s
mission says it all, ‘Everything we
do strengthens KU,’” said Stefani
Gerson, coordinator of student
programs. “Alumni are the ever
important thread that keeps a uni-
versity connected with the past,
present and future.”
To keep alumni connected, the
association sponsors 525 events
across the country, half of which
do not revolve around athletics.
Tese include networking recep-
tions, tours of museums and com-
munity service projects.
Te Student Alumni Leadership
Board acts as a liason between the
KU Alumni Association and the
Student Alumni Association.
“Te goal is to help foster con-
nections with the alumni associa-
tion while you’re on campus with
the hopes of staying connected
with alumni association and KU
afer walking down the hill,” said
Hunter Hess, senior from McPher-
son and president of the Student
Alumni Leadership Board.
Hess has served on the Alumni
Leadership Board since September
2008 and as president since Janu-
ary 2011. He points to leadership
development, event planning and
a connection between students
and alumni as being part of his
experience on the board, which
consists of 40 members.
“Te board serves as the con-
nection between the current KU
campus and the alumni associa-
tion, and we provide the student
perspective regarding events,”
Hess said.
Student members of the alumni
association are given the opportu-
nity to meet alumni through vari-
ous events during the year, such
as the upcoming Dinner with a
Dozen Hawks on Oct. 26. Mem-
bers will dine and converse with
distinguished KU alumni from
numerous career felds to get a
better idea of what life afer gradu-
ation is like.
Other sponsored events include
Wake Up KU on Oct. 19, where
members receive hot chocolate
and cofee at Wescoe Beach. Te
association also invites student
members to a dinner during fnals
week and sponsors Home Football
Friday, where all students are
invited to enjoy free food, drinks,
dessert, music and yard games at
Adams Alumni Center from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday before
a home game.
Te association also supports
the Jayhawk Network that students
may use to connect with graduated
members. In addition to a T-shirt,
members receive a water bottle,
drawstring backpack, pint glass or
a portfolio each year they are in
school at Kansas. More than 1,000
students belong to the association,
which costs $25 per year or $75 for
four years.
During the summer, association
staf put on 143 events in 90 days,
traveling more than 83,000 miles
around the country to the asso-
ciation’s 61 chapters, 20 of which
are located in Kansas. Te events,
called the Hawk Days of Summer,
saw a turnout of more than 8,000
Since 1996, alumni in the Kan-
sas City area have enjoyed the
Rock Chalk Ball held in April each
year, which is a black tie event
organized to celebrate being Jay-
hawks for life.
“Te association helps KU stu-
dents understand KU tradition
and interact with alumni at events
to get a sense of how a lifelong Jay-
hawk commitment can be benef-
cial,” Sanner said.
More information about up-
coming events can be found at
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Members of the Brazilian Stu-
dent Association, Hispanic Ameri-
can Leadership Organization and
others in the University communi-
ty crossed cultural divides to share
their love for the game of soccer
Saturday afernoon. Six teams of
four battled it out in the Ambler
Student Recreation Fitness Center
for the ultimate prize of gold med-
als and Chipotle gif cards.
Marina Rasuck, a senior from
Minas Gerais, Brazil, said the His-
panic American Leadership Or-
ganization came to the Brazilian
Student Association with the idea
of creating a collaborative event for
National Hispanic Heritage month.
She said a soccer tournament
seemed like the obvious idea.
“When I used to live in Brazil,
I watched a lot of soccer tourna-
ments,” Rasuck said. “It becomes
very intense with the screaming
and yelling at the TV.”
Rasuck did not have a favorite
team for Saturday’s tournament,
she said, but Antonio Simoes, an
associate professor in the Spanish
and Portuguese department, was
the player to watch.
Simoes said he
has played soc-
cer for as long as
he can remember.
His favorite team
is Brazil’s Vasco
da Gamo, he
said. Saturday, Si-
moes played with
members of the
Brazilian Student
Association and Hispanic Ameri-
can Leadership Organization he’d
never met before. Despite their lack
of experience playing together, Si-
moes’s team made it to the fnal two
against the team the Mosasaurs.
“I think my team will always
win,” Simoes said before the match.
“I can’t bet on that, but I think they
Simoes said that if his team, won
he would hang the winning medal
in his ofce.
However, the Mosasaurs had
their own idea of how the match
would end. An-
dres Lira, a grad-
uate student from
Mexico City, said
his team plays
together once a
week. Te team
is named the
Mosasaurs afer
the prehistoric
Kansas lizard.
“If people knew what it was,
they’d be scared of us,” Lira said.
Te fnal match ended 6-2,
Simoes said he would continue
to participate in as many Brazilian
Student Association events as pos-
sible. He also hopes to participate
in more Hispanic American Lead-
ership Organization events.
“Tey are very active,” Simoes
said. “I can’t keep up with them.”
Te Brazilian Student Associa-
tion meets Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at
Henry’s. Te Hispanic American
Leadership Organization meets
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
— Edited by Rachel Schultz
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All week, Kansas players harped
on the opportunity ahead with No.
3 Oklahoma coming to Lawrence in
a primetime game. When the lights
clicked of early Sunday morning,
the team had missed more of an
opportunity than they ever would
have imagined.
Te Kansas defense, which had
been chewed up and spit out in
just about every game this season,
actually slowed down the potent
Sooner ofense. Afer trailing 27-17
at halfime, the defense kept a Kan-
sas ofense in the game, despite it
only gaining fve yards in the third
“It was good to see our players
come out and execute. Tey played
with a lot more confdence and that
was key,” coach Turner Gill said of
the Kansas defense. “Tey played
pretty well against a very good of-
fensive program and that’s always
good to see.”
Te underlying message in Gill’s
postgame remarks was that afer
getting embarrassed twice this
season, the Jayhawks competed
well against what is probably the
highest-ranked team they will face
all year.
In the Jayhawks’ 47-17 loss, it
was the frst sign of progress from
the Kansas defense all season.
While the Jayhawks’ defense
showed improvements, the of-
fense took a second-half dive, and
a grand one at that.
Both teams threw and landed
frst-half punches, but only the
Sooners would connect on any
second half blows.
Te Jayhawk ofense, which
kept up with Oklahoma for the
frst two quarters, became all too
predictable in the second half,
ofen running the ball up the
middle on both frst and second
“Tey kind of caught on to
some of the things that we were
doing in the frst half,” freshman
running back Darrian Miller
Ofensive coordinator Chuck
Long had a diferent thought as
to why the second half collapse
took place.
Giving credit to the highly
touted Sooners, Long said the
Sooners’ defensive success in the
second half was most likely a re-
sult of the coaches coming in at
halfime and saying, “Enough is
Long’s answer to why the Jay-
hawks ofense couldn’t get mov-
ing in the second half had noth-
ing to do with scheme and all to
do with the overwhelming talent
of the Oklahoma defense.
“Tey just stufed us,” Long
said. “Obviously they just stepped
it up a notch and proved to why
they’re number one.”
Despite the second half collapse
of the Kansas ofense, the Sooners,
who rank frst in the coaches poll,
gave the Jayhawks every chance to
keep the game close and even take
the lead.
One of those chances came early
in the second quarter afer Kansas
recovered a fumble on the Okla-
homa 25-yard line. Instead, the Jay-
hawks moved the ball seven yards
towards the end zone before kick-
ing a 36-yard feld goal to tie the
game at 10-10.
Te Jayhawks also had fve
ofensive possessions in the
second half, trailing by 16 points.
Te Jayhawks could not cut into
the Sooners’ lead on any of those
For the frst time all season, it
was the Kansas defense that gave
the team a chance to win the game.
Te ofense, and the team as a
whole, barely missed out on an op-
portunity to shock the nation and
take down the Sooners.
“Te number one team came
in here,” sophomore running back
James Sims said. “We had them, we
just didn’t execute like we wanted
— Edited by C.J. Matson
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Coach Bill Self enters the court on a customized motorcycle with Kansas decals. Friday was the 27th annual Late Night in the Phog. “Expectations should never change,” Self told the crowd.
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Sophomore quarterback Jordan Webb hands the ball to freshman running back tony Pierson during Saturday’s loss to No. 3 okla-
homa at Memorial Stadium. Kansas trailed by 10 at halftime but didn’t score in the second half, losing 47-17.
When junior safety Bradley Mc-
Dougald was asked about the success
of the Jayhawk defense in the red zone
afer Saturday’s game, he couldn’t have
been more proud.
“Usually when we get down there,
we are focused on the wrong thing,”
McDougald said. “We knew what we
were doing and we played for each
Ask Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan
Broyles about the same scenario and
the story changes.
“It was more us,” Broyles said of
Oklahoma’s lack of red zone prowess.
“If we’re going to be stopped it was be-
cause of us.”
So what happened? Did the Kansas
defense shut down Oklahoma’s red
zone ofense, or did the Sooners defeat
It’s too easy to say the Sooners
didn’t execute. Te Kansas defense did
what it needed to do give the Jayhawks
a strong chance to upset the third-
ranked team in the nation.
Kansas didn’t shock the world by
any means — the Sooners’ frst three-
and-out was more due to quarterback
Landry Jones’ inability to hit his re-
ceivers than the Jayhawks forcing bad
throws — but it shocked the fans who
have been dumbfounded by the team’s
past performances.
Te Jayhawks forced three turn-
overs and were able to follow through
on all of their 89 tackles, something
Kansas has had major issues with in
its last three games.
It was what every coach, player
and fan had been hoping to see:
Where Jones had averaged 70 per-
cent completion this season, Saturday
he was held to 10 percent less. It was
clear that one of the higher-touted col-
lege quarterbacks was feeling the pres-
sure of the Kansas counterpart.
By looking at the numbers, the
Kansas defense played Oklahoma on
par with what Texas did a week ear-
lier. On 50 passing attempts against
Texas, Jones accumulated 367 yards as
the Sooners put up 55 points on the
Longhorns. With 48 passing plays,
Jones racked up 363 yards while the
Jayhawks let up 47 — with 17 points
coming in the fourth quarter.
Forget for a minute that the ofense
couldn’t capitalize on its opportuni-
ties; picture the defensive showing
from Saturday night in any of the Jay-
hawks three previous losses. Suddenly
they are a diferent team.
Forget that Oklahoma fell into a
trap game; coming of an emotional
victory against Texas last week, the
Sooners weren’t exactly pumped to
head to Memorial Stadium. Okla-
homa opened up fat and the Kansas
defense made them pay for it, and, in
the process, learned that it remembers
how to stop an ofense.
It was the Kansas ofense that was
most impressed with its performance.
“Te defense really grew this week,”
freshman running back Darrian Mill-
er said. “Tey came out with a mis-
sion and said that’s what they wanted
to do.”
Whether it was their “mission,” the
42,580 fans packed into Memorial Sta-
dium, or the ESPN coverage, it fnally
clicked for Vic Shealy’s crew, and what
a pleasant surprise it was.
Does this mean the Jayhawks can
take down the undefeated Wildcats?
Probably not, but it’s a start.
— Edited by Mandy Matney
Wearing a leather jacket and
chaps, sunglasses indoors, all black,
coach Bill Self rode to center court
at Allen Fieldhouse on a custom-
made Jayhawk motorcycle and put
any worries to rest.
“Expectations should never
change,” Self said.
Hours afer the NCAA ruled
freshmen Ben McLemore and
Jamari Traylor ineligible for the
season, Jayhawk fans were revived
with Late Night in the Phog on Fri-
day night, a celebration of a new
season and a preface to Saturday’s
frst team practice.
Junior guard Travis Releford
scored 16 points, nine from behind
the arc. Releford was a member
of the Blue team that topped the
Red team 40-33 in the intrasquad
“You’re not going to shoot the
ball like that every night,” Self said
afer the game.
Releford converted three of four
shots from 3-point range and his
teammate, junior forward Tomas
Robinson, stepped back and hit a
few before the perimeter. Senior
guard Tyshawn Taylor, member of
the Red team, led all scorers with
17 points and showcased his speed
and polished shot.
“Tat dude can get to the paint,”
Self said of Taylor.
Boxer Victor Ortiz surprised the
crowd with his presence, knocking
out Barry Hinson, director of men’s
basketball operations, at a makeshif
ring in the middle of the court.
“I’ll do anything for this school,”
Ortiz said. “I love this school.”
Actor and alumnus Rob Riggle
refereed the match and cracked
jokes about Ortiz’s recently failed
fght with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry
laughed at ringside.
“Enough with the headbutts,”
Riggle said, poking at Ortiz’s ques-
tionable headbutt at Mayweather.
A pigtailed Scot Pollard
announced the fght to the crowd
in a sleeveless shirt, tattooed arms
in all their glory as he ridiculed
Hinson about his small stature.
“I think you killed him,” Pollard
said to Ortiz afer the playful bout.
McLemore and Traylor sat on
the side and rooted for their team-
“I wanted them to be a part of
Late Night,” Self said.
— Edited by C.J. Matson
hen I was noth-
ing but a wee lad,
OshKosh clad, my
family and I spent Columbus
Day together climbing rocks lay-
ered in wet leaves and thinking
about good things to come. I’m
far removed from the natural
beauty of New England, but in
Lawrence I still wish for change.
Does anyone else wish ...
... Jordan Webb’s passes tar-
geted hands and not feet?
... the owners of the NBA would
understand that no one comes
to their arenas to see them stand
around wearing a velour suit and
a monopoly hat?
... people remembered Al Davis
as both a villain and a pioneer, not
one way or the other?
... Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax
plan didn’t sound so much like
an exclusive deal at Godfather’s
... Adam Schefter stopped
... Tyler, The Creator did more
creating and less Tyler?
... Braeden Anderson, Ben
McLemore and Jamari Traylor
were playing organized basketball
this year?
... CC Sabathia signs with the
Rangers this offseason?
... Congress moved more
like Tony Pierson than Mark
... Gus Johnson was your drink-
ing buddy and he got even louder
after his sixth beer? Imagine the
beer pong play-by-play potential.
... Victor
Ortiz wasn’t smiling after the
Mayweather fight? I know you just
made two truckloads of cash, but
Jayhawk shorts or not, you were
moronic in that fight, Victor.
... more people using Apple
products knew the name Steve
... Terry Tate, the office line-
backer, came to Lawrence for
some motivational speaking? “You
kill the Joe, you make some mo!”
... more sports folk watched and
cared about hockey?
... had more
articles that would have actually
interested Grantland Rice
... allowing 47 points and 610
yards wasn’t considered improve-
ment? It’s a bowl game next year
or see you later, Gill. Recruit some
cornerbacks and safeties, not wide
receivers who can play subpar
... basketball season would just
be here all ready?
— Edited by Josh Kantor
(21) TExas a&M 55,
(20) Baylor 28
Texas A&M scored 21 points
in the second quarter to take a
10-point lead going into the half.
Unlike its games against Oka-
homa State and Arkansas, Texas
A&M kept its foot on the pedal to
grab a 27-point victory at home.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 415
yards and six touchdowns.
Missouri 52, iowa sTaTE 17
Missouri needed to make a
statement to prove that this was
not a lost season, and it got it
from quarterback James Franklin.
Franklin threw for three touch-
downs and added two more on
the ground, getting a victory that
brought the Tigers’ record back
to .500 and gave them their frst
conference victory of the season.

oKlahoMa sTaTE 38,
TExas 26
Cowboy running back Jeremy
Smith ran the ball seven times
against the Longhorns. He made
the most of his opportunities,
rushing for 140 yards including
touchdown runs of 74 and 30
yards. Smith made up for an un-
derwhelming day by quarterback
Brandon Weeden and the Cowboy
passing ofense. Weeden threw for
just 218 yards and one touchdown,
well below the Cowboys average of
395.7 yards per game.
(17) Kansas sTaTE 41,
TExas TEch 34
Te Wildcats were outgained
by 240 yards but forced four Red
Raider turnovers to keep their re-
cord unblemished. Wildcat quar-
terback Collin Klein ran for 110
yards and three touchdowns and
threw for one more in the victory.
Red Raiders quarterback Seth
Doege threw for 461 yards but
only one touchdown.
Q: Who is the only player to end his
team’s postseason with a strikeout
in two consecutive seasons?
A: Alex Rodriguez,
New York Yankees

“When Nelly gets hot, he’s as
dangerous as any hitter in the
— Michael young,
nelson cruz’s teammate
QUotE of thE DAY
A wish list for fall change
Nelson Cruz led the Texas Rang-
ers to this fall’s World Series with
a record six home runs in the ALCS
against the Detroit Tigers.
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team to compete in
international event
The Kansas Quidditch team announced
on facebook friday afternoon that it
intends to compete at the international
Quidditch Association’s World Cup Nov.
12-13 in New York City.
The team is fresh off winning the iQA
midwest Cup championship in fishers,
ind. The Jayhawks went 6-0 in the feld
of 18 teams over two days of play.
The World Cup will feature 100
teams totaling 2,000 athletes. Currently
the teams are mostly from the United
States, but teams from Argentina, fin-
land and New Zealand are also slated
to hit the pitch.
The reigning World Cup champions
are middlebury College, the alma mater
of iQA commissioner Alex benepe.
The iQA top-fve ranked teams in
the world are middlebury followed by
Arizona State University, Louisiana
State University, Texas A&m and boston
—Hannah Wise
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All Day
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All Day
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vs. Kansas State
11 a.m.
vs. Northern iowa
and North Dakota
11 a.m.
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vs. Texas Tech
6:30 p.m.
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vs. iowa State
1 p.m.
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Kansas ended its two-game
drought on Friday night by win-
ning its first conference road
game, defeating Texas Tech 3-1.
The Jayhawks played in front
of a record-setting crowd of 2,288
fans in Lubbock, Texas, but the
team fed off the high-intensity
“Their fans were crazy,” sopho-
more defender Brittany King said.
“We just had to stay focused and
not get into what they were say-
Coming into the game, the
Jayhawks knew that the matchup
would be demanding, but the
team was well-prepared.
“The biggest thing was the
way we competed,” coach Mark
Francis said. “Tech’s a really feisty
team, and you have to match their
“I think, some of the games
lately, we haven’t necessarily had
that consistently, and I thought
yesterday we had that from every-
body that went on the field.”
Texas Tech tried to capitalize
on some early scoring chances,
but freshman goalkeeper Kaitlyn
Stroud kept them at bay by grab-
bing eight saves on the night.
“She kept us in the game a lot,”
King said. “She’s really good at
communicating and just keeping
us organized and making some
saves that we thought she wasn’t
going to make.”
The Red Raiders started out
with a frantic pace in the first 10
minutes of the game, but the Jay-
hawks controlled the tempo after
the early surge.
“This was one of the first games
where we played a full 90 minutes
and came out from the beginning
ready to play,” sophomore mid-
fielder Amy Grow said.
In the 30th minute, Kansas
broke the scoreless tie when ju-
nior forward Whitney Berry put
the Jayhawks on the board with a
penalty kick.
The goal
pushed Berry
into a tie for
fourth place in
Kansas history
with 52 career
Kansas took
advantage of a
yellow card in the
59th minute when Grow knocked
in a long-range free kick from just
inside the midfield mark.
The ball ricocheted off the
right post and flew into the back
left corner to give the Jayhawks a
2-0 lead.
“I didn’t have intentions of
scoring,” Grow said. “I was just
playing the ball
in and their
keeper wasn’t
ready for it.”
The Red Raid-
ers crept back
into the game
during the 81st
minute when
senior defender
Casey McCall
scored an empty net goal to cut
the lead to 2-1.
However, freshman forward Ja-
mie Fletcher responded by scor-
ing the Jayhawks’ third goal from
the right side of the penalty box
off an assist from fellow freshman
midfielder Liana Salazar.
With the victory, the Jayhawks
improved to 10-6 overall and 2-3
in the Big 12.
Kansas caught a break by not
having a game on Sunday for the
first time all season. It proved to
be a necessary day of rest after a
lengthy trip to west Texas.
Kansas’ third leg of its four-
game road trip will be on Friday,
Oct. 21, against Missouri in Co-
lumbia, Mo. The game begins at
6:30 p.m.
— Edited by C.J. Matson
Te Kansas volleyball team got
of to one of its best starts this sea-
son since coach Ray Bechard took
over in 1998.
Now, only six games in to con-
ference play and on the heels of a
heartbreaking loss at Oklahoma,
Bechard said it is fair to label this
the most frustrating stretch of his
“You can classify it like that,”
Bechard said. “It would be one
thing for teams to be overwhelm-
ing us, but just looking back at
all the opportunities we’ve had, if
there is a level of frustration it’s
because we’ve been playing at a
high level.”
Te Jayhawks (12-7, 0-6) blew a
two-sets-to-none lead to a ranked
team for the third time this season,
falling to the No. 22 Sooners (18-5,
5-2) on Saturday, 25-23, 25-19, 23-
25, 19-25, 9-15.
Te Jayhawks dominated sta-
tistically, out-killing the Sooners
68-58, out-digging them 74-64
and out-assisting them 65-53. But
in the decisive ffh set, Bechard’s
squad let the Sooners jump out to
a speedy 4-0 lead.
“Once the momentum went
their way, they just took of,”
Bechard said.
Sophomore defensive special-
ist Brianne Riley led the Jayhawks
with 17 digs. Riley was one of four
Jayhawks with double-digit digs
on the evening. She said that de-
spite the team’s strong starts, it
has a clear problem getting over
the hump and fnishing of oppo-
“It was just an issue of fnish-
ing,” Riley said. “Tat’s something
we need to fgure out together.”
Bechard shufed his lineup,
opting to start senior setter Nicole
Tate over sophomore setter Kara
Wehrs. Tate fnished with a game-
high 59 assists.
“Nicole has been through this a
lot of times before as a senior, and
when you’re in a bit of a funk you
have to change it up a bit,” Bechard
said. “She performed well, but
we have all the confdence in the
world that when Kara gets another
shot at it, she’ll do a great job.”
Tate said she could not pinpoint
any reason why the Jayhawks seem
to struggle fnishing of opponents.
But she said she has been through
adversity before and is confdent
this team can overcome.
“Yeah, I guess it is a rough
patch,” Tate said. “I don’t know if
it’s the toughest I’ve been through.
I’ve played a lot of volleyball, so it’s
tough to say.”
— Edited by C.J. Matson
Jayhawks unable to close games
Kansas records frst Big 12 road win
sophomore defensive specialist Brianne riley, shown digging the ball against Texas a&M on oct. 8, led Kansas with 17 digs on saturday in the loss to oklahoma.
The red raiders’ Taylor lytle pulls sophomore midfelder Madi Hillis back while attempting to get ball control during the Jayhawks’
3-1 victory in lubbock, Texas. Whitney Berry, amy Grow and Jaimie Fletcher scored Kansas’ goals.

“she’s really good at
communicating and just
keeping us organized and
making some saves.”
BriTTany KinG
sophomore defender
Kaitlyn Stroud
withstands Red
Raiders’ offense
football rewind
Kansas 17, OKlahOma 47
7 10 0 0 17 Kansas
10 17 3 17 47 Oklahoma
Jayhawk Stat Leaders
webb Sims beshears
Passing Cmp-att int Yds td long
Jordan Webb 13-25 0 108 0 36
rushing no Yds td long
James sims 11 75 1 56
Darrian miller 15 74 1 19
Tony Pierson 3 20 0 15
Jordan Webb 8 11 0 7
Rell lewis 1 3 0 3
receiving no Yds td long
JaCorey sheperd 3 8 0 4
Rell lewis 1 26 1 26
D.J. Beshears 1 36 0 36
Passing Cmp-att int Yds td long
Team 29-48 1 363 3 57
rushing no. Gain td long avg
Team 40 254 2 24 6.2
receiving no. Yds td long
Team 29 363 3 57
Kicking fG long XP
Team 4/4 36 5/5
Punting no. Yds avg long in20
Team 3 137 45.7 57 3
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 total
Kicking fG long XP
alex mueller 1/1 36 2/2
Punting no. Yds avg long in20
Ron Doherty 11 441 40.1 57 4
Defense progresses,
but not quite enough
ethan PadwaY
The Jayhawks managed one frst down and six total yards of offense
in the second half. On a day when the defense fnally stepped up
and picked up some slack, the offense created more.
Grade: C-
The defensive numbers of 610 total yards allowed and 47 points al-
lowed were not impressive, but the defense had multiple goal-line
stands that kept OU out of the endzone and kept the Jayhawks in
the game.
Grade: b-
Special Teams
The Jayhawks did not look like the team leading the Big 12 in net punting
on sunday. Punter Ron Doherty had some of his shorter punts on the year
but did have a game long of 57 and placed four punts within the opponents
Grade: C+
The Jayhawks coaching staff made strides on the defensive side of the ball,
but for the fourth consecutive game, the opponent’s defense made better
half-time adjustments which stymied the Kansas offense.
Grade: C
Game Ball
Senior linebacker Steven Johnson: Johnson led the
Jayhawks with 13 tackles, had one tackle for a loss and
also made the frst interception of the year.
Delay of Game
Sophomore running back James Sims: If you take out
sims’ 56-yard frst quarter touchdown run, sims ran the
ball 10 times for 19 yards. The Jayhawks’ running game
is the cornerstone to their offense, when they don’t get it
going, their offense struggles like it did on saturday.

Glass Half Full
The Jayhawks now have arguably their two toughest opponents off their
schedule, after getting Oklahoma state and Oklahoma out of the way. If the
Jayhawks continue to improve, they might be able to get their frst win in
the Big 12 conference this season.
Still Questioning
Can the Jayhawks put together a full game in conference play?
Every week one side of the ball is clicking and playing well enough to keep
the Jayhawks in the game, the other side fails to do their share. If the
Jayhawks want to win a game in conference this year, both sides will have
to play well together for a full game.
Biggest Answer
Running back Darrian miller struggled like the rest of the offense in the
second half, but with he ran hard enough in the frst half to prove he is the
most talented running back on the roster.
Looking Ahead
The Jayhawks face in-state rival Kansas state next week. The Wildcats have
been the surprise of the Big 12 this year, starting out the season 6-0 and
ranked in the top 20. Both teams will be excited as the Wildcats try to stay
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*all games in bold are at home
date oPPonent reSUlt/time
SePt. 3 mCneeSe State w, 42-24
SePt.10 northern illinoiS w, 45-42
sEPT. 17 GEORGa TECh l, 66-24
oCt. 1 teXaS teCh l, 45-34
OCT. 8 OKlahOma sTaTE l 70-28
oCt. 15 oKlahoma l 47-17
oCt. 22 KanSaS State 11 a.m.
OCT. 29 TExas TBa
nOv. 5 IOWa sTaTE TBa
noV. 12 baYlor tba
nOv. 19 TExas a&m TBa
nOv. 26 mIssOURI 11:00 a.m.
Quote of the day
“It’s just another pawn to our gameplan.”
—Freshman linebacker Victor Simmons
on the play call boards helping out the defense.
Te scoreboard didn’t show it,
and the box score doesn’t show
it, but the Kansas football team’s
defense played the best it has all
season and kept the Jayhawks in
the game.
For the frst time since their
season opener, the defense didn’t
wilt every time its opponents got
hands on the football. Te defense
kept it a two-possession ball game
until well into the fourth quarter.
Defensive coordinator Vic
Shealy said the
team worked on
making its de-
fensive plays less
“Tat was a
big emphasis on
Tursday and
even in our walk
through yester-
day where we
could really do some things where
we wouldn’t show our hand quite
as much,” Shealy said.
Afer being embarrassed by
Oklahoma State’s fast-paced of-
fense a week ago, the Kansas coach-
ing staf changed how they relayed
their signals to the defense.
Instead of coaches using their
hands to signal the defensive calls,
the coaches held up boards from
the sideline that had pictures of
rappers, cartoons, and actors, each
of which corresponded to diferent
defensive play calls.
“It’s just concepts,” junior safety
Bradley McDougald said. “Once
we see the sign, we just read and
Te Jayhawks defense came out
with a fre not seen this year. De-
fenders few around to the line of
scrimmage trying to make plays.
Sooner junior quarterback Lan-
dry Jones struggled with his reads,
and even though the secondary’s
youth was evident at times, play-
ers had tight coverage in breaking
up pass attempts that earlier in the
season went for touchdowns.
Part of that can be attributed to
trying to prove themselves against
a top-ranked team under the lights
on national television.
“We were just focused and
wanting to win the ball game,
didn’t really care who it was, and it
just so happened to be primetime
so that’s pretty cool that the whole
nation could see,” senior lineback-
er Steven Johnson said.
A big part of the improvement
came in the Jay-
hawks red-zone
defense. Kansas
held the nation’s
ni nt h - r a n k e d
scoring ofense
to just 30 points
through the frst
three quarters, in-
cluding a stretch
from the middle
of the second quarter to the begin-
ning of the fourth where it allowed
the Sooners to enter the red zone
four times, yet they emerged with
only three feld goals.
All year the Jayhawk players
have talked about their need to
create more turnovers. Against
Oklahoma the Jayhawks forced
two fumbles and Johnson recorded
the frst interception of his career.
Although the Jayhawks showed
signs of progress, the team still al-
lowed 610 yards of ofense in their
47-17 loss to Oklahoma.
“A loss is a loss and we’re try-
ing to win football games,” coach
Turner Gill said. “I’m not in it to
pat our guys on the back as far as
a moral win. We made some prog-
ress— that’s what I told them, that
they made progress today— and
that is what we are always going to
try to do, improve.”
— Edited by Laura Nightengale
JeSSiCa JanaSz/KanSan
Oklahoma sophomore linebacker Corey nelson
tackles Kansas sophomore quarterback Jordan
Webb during the game at memorial stadium
saturday night. The Jayhawks lost to the soon-
ers 47-17, dropping their record to 2-4 overall
while the sooners improved theirs to 6-0 over-
all and 3-0 in the Big 12.
niCK Smith/KanSan
sophomore quarterback Jordan Webb es-
capes the clutches of a sooner defender at
memorial stadium on saturday.
ChriS bronSon/KanSan
Coach turner Gill runs across the sideline to call a timeout
toward the end of the frst half of Saturday night’s game
against oklahoma at memorial Stadium. Kansas lost the
game 17-47 and is now 0-3 in big 12 play.

“a loss is a loss and we’re
trying to win football
games. I’m not in it to pat
our guys on the back as
far as a moral win.”
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Kansas concludes
season undefeated
Junior outfelder Rosie Hull gets across second base safely during the game against labette. the Jayhawks fnished the fall
season with a record of 6-0.
Junior outfelder Maggie Hull slides safely into second base during the game aginst labette. Kansas won 12-0 in fve innings.
Te sofball team continued its
fall season winning streak against
Labette Community College and
Seminole State Sunday afernoon
at Arrocha Ballpark. Kansas de-
feated Labette 12-0 and Seminole
State 8-0. Freshman pitcher Alicia
Pille had a no-hitter against La-
bette with 11 strikeouts and one
“It was just exciting,” said Pille.
“It was my frst full game that I got
to throw. I was taking advantage
of it.”
Pitching was not the part show-
ing strengths during the games.
Junior outfelder Maggie Hull hit a
triple, bringing home sophomore
infelder Ashley Newman during
the frst game, and had two more.
Hull went 5-for-7 on the day. Dur-
ing the second game, junior in-
felder Mariah Montgomery hit a
home run straight past center feld
during the third inning, bringing
home junior outfelder Rosie Hull
and did it again in the fourth when
she was frst up to bat.
“I was just seeing the ball well,”
Montgomery said. “Sometimes
you step in the batter’s box and
you feel really confdent and feel
really well about it, and today was
one of those days for me. And it
paid of.”
At the end of the game the
team’s intensity drove the fnal two
victories for the fall season. Coach
Megan Smith could not be more
proud of the players.
“We have had a really strong fall
so far,” Smith said, “and we told the
girls that today was the last day to
compete against another team, to
make the most of it and focus on
each individual pitch.”
With the end of the fall season
comes much to look forward to
in the spring season. Te team’s
main goal is to get to regionals,
but that won’t come without some
“One of the things that we men-
tioned to the girls today on what
we needed to work on the most
was the mental side of things,”
Smith said. “Te strategy, the
pitches you’re looking for when
you’re up to bat, the more detailed
Te Jayhawks ended the fall sea-
son 6-0 and hope to continue that
into the regular season.
— Edited by Joel Petterson
Senior outfelder liz Kocon successfully slides into second base during Sunday’s game against Seminole State. the Jayhawks
defeated Seminole State 8-0.
Junior outfelder Maggie Hull slides into home base during Sunday’s game. Hull contributed to the Jayhawks’ victory against
Seminole State with a fnal score of 8-0.
forward teal bunbury and midfelder Davy arnaud celebrate a goal in the second half Saturday. Sporting KC won the game 2-0
against the New York Red bulls and clinched a playoff berth for the frst time since 2008.
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Afer only 10 practices, freshman
guard Natalie Knight broke into the
starting lineup for the women’s bas-
ketball team’s exhibition games in
Italy this summer.
Coach Bonnie Henrickson said
Knight has been performing well
in early workouts and that the team
will expect a lot from her this sea-
son. Knight was named the Gato-
rade Kansas High School Girl Player
of the Year for her work during her
senior season.
“She makes shots, and she guards
better than most young players do,”
Henrickson said. “She is consistent.”
Te women’s basketball team
returns seven letter-winners.
Tey add fve freshmen with
the expectation for at least one
newcomer to start and the rest to
play valuable minutes this season.
During the summer trip to Italy,
the Jayhawks had a chance to get to
know one another better while also
playing two exhibition games. Tey
were given 10 days to practice before
their 10-day tour of Italy in August.
Junior guard Angel Goodrich
said she is impressed with the speed
that the freshmen have adjusted.
She admitted that she struggled and
had less time to learn before her frst
“Tey have had to learn quickly
and they have impressed me,” Goo-
drich said. “Tey work hard. Tey
push. We have been pushing them
to work hard, and they have a lot of
Henrickson said the talent and
the enthusiasm of the freshmen will
be exciting to watch this season.
“Tey are funny; they think they
are really funny,” Henrickson said.
“Tey are fun to be around.”
As the Jayhawks added a recruit
at each position, the team acquired
the depth that it has been looking
“I have seen a lot of really good
things from all of them,” Henrick-
son said. “ Natalie is the only one out
of the gate — that is a no-brainer.”
— Edited by Mandy Matney
High expectations for
freshmen this season
Women’s basketball
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up a buzzer beater in her final
appearance at Late Night in the
Phog. This capped off a perfor-
mance that included a block on
junior forward Carolyn Davis
and a rare three-point basket for
Sutherland, a 6-foot-2 forward.
“I came out here to have fun
to have fun with my teammates
and we all had fun,” Sutherland
said. “We got to show our talents
so that people out here who don’t
come to our games can come to
our games.”
Coach Bonnie Henrickson said
she is expecting a lot from the se-
nior forward this season.
“That is from a kid that I
really think could be an x-factor,”
Henrickson said.
Sutherland led the blue team to
a 19-17 victory with five points,
five rebounds and one block.
“You come out with more en-
ergy. You come out ready to play,”
Sutherland said. “People are there
to watch you and you want to give
them a show.”
Henrickson said the speed, ath-
leticism and talent would be the
main draws for fans.
“We have players that are fun to
watch,” Henrickson said.
Davis led the white team with a
game-high seven points, shooting
3-of-4 from the free throw line
and 2-of-5 from the field.
Each player on the roster saw
time on the court during the
12-minute scrimmage. Freshmen
Donielle Breaux, a guard, and
Chelsea Gardner, a forward, each
turned in four points in their first
appearances in Allen Fieldhouse.
In the skit portion of the night,
the players and coaches competed
with different dances. Henrick-
son started the event lip-synching
“I’m Every Woman” by Chaka
Kahn. The two assistant coaches
followed with a video skit and
the players performed a skit after.
They combined forces to show
off the team’s signature move: the
Henrickson said the team did
“the wobble” through Italy on its
international tour. She said it was
a success because she did not fall
The Jayhawks return seven
players including four starters for
the upcoming season. The team
will host Fort Hays State on Oct.
31 in its first exhibition game.
— Edited by Josh Kantor
Team shows its ‘wobble’ skills for crowd at Late Night
WomeN’s baskeTbaLL
Kathleen gier
miKe gunnoe/
Junior forward Thomas
Robinson shows his
moves Friday at allen
chriS bronSon/
sophomore guard keena
mays takes a shot Friday
evening at the annual
Late Night in the Phog
scrimmage at allen
Fieldhouse. mays had
two points in the scrim-
mage. kU opens its
season against emporia
state on oct. 31.
chriS bronSon/
The mascot of
sporting kC drib-
bles down the court
during a mascot
scrimmage at Fri-
day’s Late Night in
the Phog celebra-
tions. The game
was in honor of
baby Jay’s 40th
miKe gunnoe/KanSan
Coach bill self declared Victor ortiz the
winner of the boxing match Friday at al-
len Fieldhouse.
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chriS bronSon/KanSan
big Jay walks in the shadows be-
fore the frst player of the women’s
basketball team is introduced to
the crowd for the women’s scrim-
mage at friday’s late night in the