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Volume 125 Issue 26

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weis and Snyder talk about Saturday’s game

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Watkins Memorial Health Center gives students looking for birth control several options
condom. An ejaculation can burst through a condom if no excess room exists at the tip. Using condoms is important to Nick Ginther, a senior from Andover, Kan. “It’s part of being responsible,” Ginther said. “In anything short of a monogamous, long-standing relationship, it would be dumb not for each person to hold themselves responsible rather than trusting that the other person is. It’s cheaper than having a kid.” According to Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center’s website, the pull-out method is 73 percent effective and does not protect against transmitting STDs. Women have many options for birth control. Non-hormonal options, or barrier methods, include female condoms, spermicide, diaphragm and contraceptive sponges. Hormonal birth control includes Intrauterine Devices (IUD), contraceptive implants, oral pills, vaginal rings, shots and patches. “I’m on the pill,” Danielle Yingling, a junior from Topeka said. “It’s easy, and I’m good at remembering to take it at the right time. It’s the most convenient for me, because it helps out with acne and cramps all in the same pill.” Yingling has experimented with different forms of birth control to find which one is right for her. She plans to try an IUD next. IUDs, such as Mirena, increase the thickness of the mucus within the cervix which prevents conception. It also decreases the mobility of the sperm and decreases the chances of a fertilized egg to implant on the wall of the cervix. Implanting an IUD is a procedure that should be done by a medical provider. The IUD normally comes in a form of a small “T” and is placed inside the uterus. Donham said it’s nearly 99 percent effective, and depending on the brand, can last up to ten years. There are other IUDs that last three and five years as well. The NuvaRing, a vaginal ring, is an easy and effective birth control method for college students said Donham. The disposable ring is self-placed and removed during the menstrual cycle. The ring lasts for one month. Another easy-toremember birth control is the contraceptive patches, such as Ortho Evra. It’s replaced weekly and can be placed on the upper arm, butt, back or hip. Contraceptive implants, such as Nexplanon, are implanted in the arm and remain effective for three years. The Depo-Provera shot lasts for three months. Common side effects of both of these drugs are weight gain up to 5 lbs., Donham said. Side effects for any hormonal birth control include feeling more hormonal or sensitive, weight gain, spotting and blood clots. Hormonal birth control isn’t effective for all women and can cause problems, Donham said. A medical provider should be consulted before using contraceptives. “If anyone is taking a birth control that isn’t working or they’re feeling kind of weird or something just seems different or off, it’s always best to listen to your body,” Donham said. “We have a wonderful staff here at Watkins Memorial Health Center to help.” Donham said refraining from sex is the surefire way to avoid becoming pregnant. She advises that students talk with their partner about contraceptives and their boundaries before taking their clothes off. — Edited by Laken Rapier

rebekkA schlichting Male birth control pills might be on their way, until then, students can explore a variety of contraceptives at Watkins Memorial Health Center. Researchers at KU Medical Center are trying to develop a male version of oral birth control. According to 6 News Lawrence, the pill will not be released any time soon. For now, males will have to stick to condoms or spermicide. Jenny Donham, Health Education Resource Office health coordinator, said male condoms are the most popular form of birth control on the KU campus. According to the Center for Disease Control, condoms are 85 percent effective. “What happens is that many people are unaware of how to place it or use it correctly,” Donham said. “When we look at human error, 15 percent of the time people mess that up.” Condoms are easily ripped and should not be torn open by teeth. They have expiration dates, which should be checked before every use. A frequent error of users is not pinching the tip when sliding on a

contrAcePtive Prices At wAtkins memoriAl heAlth center
These prices are only available at Watkins and do not include insurance rates or tax. Latex condoms • 3 for 50 cents Non-latex condoms • 3 for $1.50

Generic birth control pills • $15-$21 monthly Brand name birth control pills • $35-$80 monthly

IUD • $893-$1,092 lasts up to 10 years

Contraceptive implant • $959 lasts up to three years

Depo-Porvera shot • $45.50 every three months

NuvaRing • $66 for a 3 month supply

Ortho Evra patch • $108 monthly
— Graphics by Katie Kutsko


Smart phones battle for students’ attention
samsung galaxy s iii (Android)
Screen size • 4.8” screen Personal assistance • Svoice - information based, more automated Navigation • Google Maps - consistent, well developed application Texting • Bigger screen, voice to talk more accurate Facebook/Twitter • Third party application, poorer quality of application Note: Facebook has recently forced its employees to use Android phones as an incentive to improve the Facebook application Reliability • More bugs due to variability of software Video • Resolution: 1080p Camera • Burst Shot allows user to take 20 pictures in 4 seconds

mArshAll schmidt iPhone or Android: that is the choice students now face when upgrading smart phones. With the recent release of the iPhone 5, many students are quick to get their hands on the latest handheld device from Apple. Josh Maddux, a senior from Overland Park, just upgraded to the iPhone 5 from the iPhone 4 he has used for the past two years. “I selected iPhone over Android solely because I’ve used multiple iPhones, and have loved all of them,” Maddux said. “None of my previous iPhones ever gave me any problems.” While the iPhone 5 requires all new cords incompatible with previous Apple products, Maddux is not bothered as the changes come with an improved product. A drum major for the Marching Jayhawks, the iPhone 5 helps Maddux easily send emails to the band and watch previous performances on video. Tyler Keast, a Sprint sales associate, said KU students are evenly divided between selecting Android

Apple iPhone 5
Screen size • 4” screen Personal assistance • Siri - more personal touch Navigation • Tom Tom - newly released, still has bugs to be worked out Texting • Siri helps out with talk to text Facebook/Twitter • Facebook and Twitter are now integrated into the phone itself Reliability • Does not crash. Better support and hardware. Video • Resolution: 720p Camera • iSight allows user to take panoramic pictures

Screen size • Android Personal assistance • iPhone Navigation • Android Texting • Android Facebook/Twitter • iPhone Reliability • iPhone Video • Android Camera • iPhone Overall advantage: slightly to Samsung Galaxy S III
— Graphics by Katie Kutsko

and iPhone. Whichever phone they prefer, those students are usually stronger against selecting the other type of phone, despite similar processing speeds and cost. Both the iPhone 5 and the comparable Samsung Galaxy SIII have dual core processors and cost $199 to upgrade. “A lot of people get the iPhone, and they don’t know why,” Keast said. “They want it just because it’s trendy.” Working at both the Sprint stores in Leavenworth and at the KU Medical Center, Keast noticed medical students tend to prefer the iPhone 5 because of its reliability, while more tech savvy students select Android options. Joe Rassmussen, a junior from Prairie Village, has used Android phones for the past two and a half years. Rassmussen prefers the versatility, widgets and customizability of his Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which he upgraded a month ago. “With the iPhone, what you see is what you get,” Rassmussen said. “With Android, I can make it my phone.” Rassmussen admits the iPhone

is more user friendly, enough so that his grandpa would have little trouble using it, but said the applications are easier to upgrade on the Android operating system Not all students are thrilled with Android, or are vying to get the iPhone 5. Kevin Colbert, a graduate student from Kansas City, Kan., and current Android user, is due for a phone upgrade shortly. “I will probably end up buying an iPhone soon,” Colbert said. “With a two-year phone update, the iPhone4 is free. I will most likely not buy the iPhone5 however because of the $200 cost, additional associated fees and lack of new features.” While Keast still thinks the Samsung Galaxy SIII is a slightly better product than the iPhone 5, he said selecting a phone is ultimately based on a student’s preference. “If you’re looking for reliability, go for iPhone,” Keast said. “But if you’re looking for bells and whistles, Android is the phone for you.” — Edited by Laken Rapier


student vice President arrested over weekend
the Student Senate vice president was arrested Saturday morning and booked into Douglas County Jail on suspicion of operating under the influence. Brandon Woodard, a 22-year-old senior from Topeka, was pulled over during a traffic stop at 1:17 a.m. on the 200 block of West 23rd Street, said Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. During the stop, the officer determined Woodard had been drinking and arrested him. According to the Douglas County booking report, Woodard posted

a $500 bond and was released Saturday at 3:42 a.m. Woodard acknowledged the charge and released a statement. “I currently have a court date set for mid-october and have no further comment until the ruling of the court,” Woodard said. the charges are filed through the Lawrence Municipal Court. Jerry Little, a city prosecutor, said it would take several days before the court began processing the ticket or had details to release surrounding the case. “It’s Brandon’s matter, but I have complete support for him during this process,”said Student Senate President
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Hannah Bolton. according to Student Senate rules and regulations, senate members can be impeached and Woodard removed from office if “injury to the integrity of the Student Senate or any of its boards or committees” is found. the bill of impeachment must be signed by one-fourth of the voting members, but Bolton said she will stand by Woodard throughout the court process. — Rachel Salyer

clArinet recitAl
Suzanne tirk performs “Sonatine” by Pierre Gabaye on the clarinet accompanied by Karen Bauman Schlabauh on piano Monday night in Swarthout Recital Hall. tirk holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in clarinet performance from Lawrence University and a Master of Music degree and Doctorate of Musical arts degree from Michigan State.

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Tuesday, October 2
wHAt: Tunes at Night wHere: Hashinger Hall wHen: 9 to 10 p.m. ABoUt: Head to Hash for free dance lessons and food. wHAt: KU School of Music Wind Ensemble wHere: Lied Center wHen: 7:30 to 9 p.m. ABoUt: Support students while broadening your musical horizons.

Wednesday, October 3
wHAt: Environmental Film Festival wHere: Spencer Museum of Art wHen: 5 p.m. ABoUt: Watch “The Island President,” a film about how the Maldives could become uninhabitable. wHAt: Campaign 2012: Debate Watch wHere: Dole Institute of Politics wHen: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. ABoUt: Participate in a focus group about how undecided voters feel about the first presidential debate. wHAt: Ingrid Michaelson wHere: The Granada wHen: 8 p.m. ABoUt: The indie singer-songwriter provides the perfect fall soundtrack.

Thursday, October 4
wHAt: A Conversation with Eula Biss wHere: Kansas Union Ballroom wHen: 5 to 7 p.m. ABoUt: The author of the University’s first common book comes to campus. wHAt: Tea at Three wHere: Kansas Union, Level 4 lobby wHen: 3 to 4 p.m. ABoUt: Celebrate the end of the week with tea and cookies.

Friday, October 5
wHAt: Tunes @ Noon wHere: Kansas Union wHen: 12 to 1 p.m. ABoUt: Check out a local band or performer as your first weekend act of fun. wHAt: William Elliot Whitmore wHere: The Granada wHen: 7:30 p.m. ABoUt: The blues rocker returns to Lawrence accompanied by Samantha Crain.

Presidential candidates Man to attempt prepare for first debate free-fall jump
NEW YORK — The presidential candidates on Tuesday laid out their visions of America’s role in the world while making subtle political jabs at one another in dueling foreign policy speeches shaped by violent protests in the Middle East and their closely fought campaign at home. Republican nominee Mitt Romney smiled and joked with political foe Bill Clinton before delivering a speech that insinuated that President Barack Obama has not done enough to stop chaos overseas. A couple miles away in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Obama indirectly referenced Romney’s statement, revealed last week in a secretly recorded video at a private fundraiser, that he doesn’t have much faith in peace prospects between Israelis and Palestinians. Obama didn’t mention the video but told the assembled world leaders: “Among Israelis and Palestinians, the future must not belong to those who turn their backs on the prospect of peace.” Like Obama, Romney avoided direct criticism he’s made during recent campaign appearances to reflect the setting at the gathering of political, humanitarian and business leaders at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. The GOP White House nominee said U.S. aid needs to be more effective in elevating people and bringing about lasting change in developing nations plagued by instability and violence, including the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya. In his remarks, Romney called the death a terrorist attack, language that Obama himself has not used but that his chief spokesman and secretary of state have. Obama told the United Nations that the violence in Libya “were attacks on America” and called on world leaders to help confront



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage. And, yes, he could break his neck while jumping from a mindboggling altitude of 23 miles. But the risk of a gruesome death has never stopped “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner in all his years of skydiving and skyscraper leaping, and it’s not about to now. Next Monday over New Mexico, he will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history and try to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. “So many unknowns,” Baumgartner says, “but we have solutions to survive.” The 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria is hoping to reach 690 mph, or Mach 1, after leaping from his balloon-hoisted capsule over the desert near Roswell. He will have only a pressurized suit and helmet for protection as he tries to go supersonic 65 years after Chuck Yeager, flying an experimental rocket plane, became the first human to go faster than the speed of sound. Doctors, engineers and others on Baumgartner’s Red • A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday at 11:54 a.m. on the 100 block of north Michigan Street on suspicion of domestic battery. Bond was not set. • A 27-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on the 3200 block of west 24th Street on suspicion of driving while suspended and theft of property of services less than or equal to $25,000. Bond was set at $2,750. He was released.

Bull-sponsored team have spent as much as five years studying the risks and believe they have done everything possible to bring him back alive. He has tested out his suit and capsule in two dress rehearsals, jumping from 15 miles in March and 18 miles in July. Baumgartner will be more than three times higher than the cruising altitude of jetliners when he hops, bunny-style, out of the capsule and into a near-vacuum where there is barely any oxygen and less than 1 percent of the air pressure on Earth.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives at his campaign headquarters in Boston, to prepare for the presidential debates. If Republican Mitt Romney doesn’t perform well at the presidential debate on Wednesday, it’s not for lack of trying. on one out of every four days this September, the Republican presidential nominee held preparation sessions for the first of his three debates with Democratic President Barack obama. the root causes of rage across the Muslim world. “We somehow feel that we are at the mercy of events, rather than shaping events,” Romney said. Romney said he would negotiate trade agreements and offer “prosperity pacts” in the Middle East and other developing nations to encourage open markets in exchange for U.S. aid. “The aim of a much larger share of our aid must be the promotion of work and the fostering of free enterprise,” Romney said. Romney said work is the key to lifting people out of poverty abroad by providing self-esteem and a grounding in reality.


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Radio station owner sentenced for govt. criticism
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian court on Monday sentenced a dissident radio station owner to 20 years in prison on insurrection charges that critics claim are part of a political vendetta by the government. Judge Chaing Sinat of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said 71-year-old Mam Sonando was convicted and sentenced on four counts related to an alleged secessionist movement in eastern Cambodia. He was charged with instigating an alleged insurrection in Kratie province in May this year and inciting armed rebellion. Mam Sonando’s Beehive Radio is one of the country’s few radio stations broadcasting criticism of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government. Din Sophanara, the wife of Mam Sonando, told reporters that the verdict will be appealed. She said her husband was not involved in the alleged rebellion and had done nothing wrong. “There is no real democracy in Cambodia. There is no justice,” she said. Mam Sonando also was fined 10 million riel ($2,500). The human rights group Amnesty International called the conviction “shocking and baseless” and said it “reflects the deteriorating situation of freedom of expression in Cambodia.” Three other people said to have been part of a political movement with Mam Sonando and accused of being major instigators of the insurrection were also sentenced in absentia. One received a 30-year prison term and the others 15 years each. Several dozen armed security personnel kept the road in front of the court complex closed as a few hundred supporters of Mam Sonando demonstrated nearby. The Cambodian Center for Human Rights condemned the verdict. “Today’s events represent a gross travesty of justice — an outrageous violation of Mam Sonando’s right to freedom of expression and fair trial rights, including the fundamental right to be deemed innocent until proven guilty,” it said in a prepared statement. It said no evidence was presented at the trial linking Mam Sonando to unrest involving a land dispute in Kratie province that the government alleged amounted to a rebellion. The statement also echoed widespread concerns among rights groups that Cambodia’s courts act under the pressure of political influence. The land dispute involved a 15,000-hectare (58-square-mile) tract of land that had been awarded as a concession to a Russian company but that was being farmed by villagers. The farmers resisted eviction, and in May, a 15-year-old girl was shot dead when hundreds of armed police stormed the settlement. Land disputes have become a critical social and political issue, as powerful companies with influential connections take over land that has been worked by villagers, who receive little or no compensation. It is not rare for deadly force to be employed in evictions. A month before Mam Sonando was detained in July, Hun Sen had called for his arrest, charging that he was leading a plot to overthrow the government and establish a state within a state. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists had called on the government to drop the case. Shawn Crispin, the group’s Southeast Asia representative, said Hun Sen “has a well-worn history of leveling unsubstantiated antistate charges against journalists to stifle criticism of the administration.” Mam Sonando had twice before been jailed for his reporting. Before he was pushed into a prison van Monday, he said he had no comment on the verdict but he was happy that he was “able to help the nation.”

cambodian supporters of mam sonando, one of cambodia’s most prominent human rights defenders, protest in front of the phnom penh municipal court in cambodia, on oct. 1. 300 supporters gathered to demand his release.

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Argentinian plays Elvis Presley in new movie
BueNos aires, argentina — John mcinerny, an argentine architect and part-time elvis presley impersonator, plays — what else? — an elvis impersonator in a new movie touring film festivals. mcinerny has the role of a character named carlos Gutierrez in the argentine film “the Last elvis,” which premiered earlier this year. to promote the film, mcinerny has temporarily set aside his career as an architect to tour argentina in his glittery Las Vegas-style costumes and perform with his band, elvis Lives.

Zuckerberg urged to expand in russia
MOSCOW — Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg was in Moscow on Monday, where top officials were pressing him to expand the company’s operations in Russia. Russia’s communications minister tweeted that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged the social media giant’s founder to abandon plans to lure away Russian programmers and instead open a research center in Moscow. A Facebook spokeswoman, who refused to be named because she wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter with the media, said the company has no immediate expansion plans for Russia. Zuckerberg, who ditched his trademark hoodie and jeans for a suit and tie for his meeting with Medvedev, was visiting Russia on a world tour of programming contests to identify new talent. Russian Web companies often command larger shares of the domestic market than their U.S. counterparts. Facebook has roughly 9 million users in Russia, while domestic clone VK has around 34 million. Medvedev has cultivated a techfriendly image since launching his modernization program while president of Russia from 2008 until this May, when Vladimir Putin returned for his third term as president.

in this sept. 28, 2012 photo, argentinian elvis presley impersonator John mcinerny performs during a show in Buenos aires, argentina. mcinerny was chosen to personify the role of carlos Gutierrez, an elvis presley impersonator, in the argentine film “the Last elvis,” which premiered last april.


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aries (Mar. 21-april 19) Today is a 7 Take your friends’ encouragement to heart. Get the help you need, but that you were too shy to ask for before. It’s easier to go for the big prize together. Empower their dreams. Taurus (april 20-May 20) Today is a 9 A shrewd investment increases your status. Stash away the surplus. A surprise visitor could pop up. Do what you promised for an authority figure. Share a powerful vision. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 6 It’s easy to get distracted, if that’s what you want. Consider all the opportunities now, and get to work. All it takes is commitment and the first step. Persuade very, very gently. cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is an 8 Words have great power now, so watch what you say. Listen for extra points. Prepare for a gathering of friends. Your credit rating’s going up. Leo (July 23-aug. 22) Today is an 8 Balance mind, body and spirit. Meditation helps you stay present. Create enough room for big changes, even if they come in slowly. Think about what you love. Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22) Today is an 8 New opportunities present themselves. It’s best to stay true to yourself. Your imagination could distract or provide a solution. Keep fixing what you have, and provide support. Libra (sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6 Your mind is full of creative ideas; apply them to the job at hand. Inspiration stirs your heart. The more you learn, the more attractive you become. scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an 8 It’s a good time to make money, but keep it in the bank. You can find what you need for your home. Repair plumbing and everyone benefits. sagittarius (Nov. 22-dec. 21) Today is a 7 Your imagination soars. You’re learning quickly, in control. Repeat the essence of your message. Run the numbers for yourself, and find out where to save money. Spiritual values emerge. capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 9 An opportunity seems too good to be true. Wait for the final signature. Finish an old job, and keep most of your treasure hidden. It pays to recycle. aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 9 Share what you’re learning, and provide support. Keep digging to find the clue. Know who has what. Test all statements of fact. Confer about what you’ve discovered. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 Sort out the facts you need. Put together a strong pitch. You have what you need, with more work coming in. They’re saying nice things about you.

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FFA creates couple
MeGaN hiNMaN “Alright, Ladies. At least one of you is a Single, Sober, Nonsmoking, Poké-fanatic Who is Cute and likes to Cuddle. Please come find me stat,” said the Free For All submission that started a relationship. Roderick Bloom, a sophomore from Oakley, sent that FFA on Sept. 17. “I just thought there had to be somebody like that,” Bloom said. He was right. The FFA doesn’t just make you laugh; it can match you up with a potential soul mate. Some girls who fit his description texted into the FFA saying they existed, but he should come find them. Since the FFA is anonymous, their efforts were somewhat worthless. Bloom’s outlook was bleak, but he was persistent. On Sept. 20, he made and carried a poster board sign around campus all day that said “Single, sober, non-smoking, poké fan girl who’s cute and likes to cuddle, I’m right here.” Bloom said he made the sign “basically just to entertain people on campus.” It worked. He got several laughs and plenty of attention. Being a self-proclaimed attention-seeker, it was a mission accomplished. But he also got the attention of one girl who wasn’t really looking for him. Julie McCraw, a freshman from Topeka, hadn’t read the FFA, and she wasn’t interested in Bloom or his sign the first time she saw him on campus that day. “I thought he was with PETA people, so I didn’t even bother to look,” McCraw said. The second time she passed him, she saw the first couple of words on the sign, but she was on


check OuT The aNswers This Sept. 30 photo shows Rodrick Bloom and Julie McCraw who began a relationship based on Pokémon after Bloom sent a Free For All saying that he was looking for a “single, sober. non-smoking, Pokémon fan girl.” her bike. “I wasn’t going to turn around,” she said. “I’m an awful driver.” The third time McCraw saw Bloom that day, Bloom told her that he and his friend had just seen her. She finally stopped and read the whole sign. She thought it was funny and he seemed cool, so she asked if she could give him her number. When Bloom texted McCraw the next day, he didn’t think anything would come of it. He had talked to two girls who texted back to the FFA, but both conversations ended after the introduction. However, the greeting text to McCraw, “Hey, this is Roderick

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from the other day,” turned into consistent talking. McCraw’s first question for Bloom was, “What’s your favorite Pokémon?” His is Arcanine. Hers is Squirtle. Pokémon was their icebreaker. “I was just looking for someone who knew what it was and would watch it with me,” Bloom said. The two hung out on Friday night in McCraw’s dorm room. They listened to Dirty Orchestra by Black Violin, which McCraw describes as “gangster hip hop violin,” and a lot of alternative music. She didn’t want to set a certain mood. She, like Bloom, had low expectations for the relationship. She expected him to stay “in the far reaches of the friend zone.” But Bloom texted her the next day, asking her to go to a party at his house that night so that he would have another sober person to talk to. She said she would only go if he shaved his beard. She thought he looked too much like her dad at first, but after seeing his clean-shaven photos on Facebook, she found him much more attractive. She kept him company at the party, and the two ended up staying awake all night talking. Three days later, Bloom and McCraw became Facebook official. They cuddle often, as Bloom’s description required. They also sing together frequently. McCraw said the singing doesn’t always sound good, but it’s fun. They watched “The Lion King” and sang along to all the songs together. Bloom said he thinks the relationship will be “quite the romance.” “It’s too early to tell if it will be extremely long or anything like that,” Bloom said, “but I think we’re going to have a really good time for however long it lasts.” — Edited by Emma McElhaney


Roderick Bloom holds the sign he made on Sept. 20. He walked around campus with it all day looking for the girl who fit his FFA description.

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benefit from better sleep habits
id you sleep well last night? Seriously, it’s an important question. Chances are you’ve pulled a few late nights already. A full seven to nine hours of sleep during the week doesn’t happen. Just wait until weekend to catch up, right? Big mistake. By catching up on missed hours from the week, your body’s sense of time shifts. Before you know it, you’re itching to stay up late on not only Saturday night, but Sunday too. And, next thing you know, the week’s off to a slow, tired start. You’ve probably heard that you should sleep between seven and nine hours per night, but did you know that not doing so could increase your chances of catching a cold, contracting diabetes and even make you less attractive? An interview featuring Michael Breus, author of “The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan,” on “CBS This Morning” discussed new studies on the effects of sleep deprivation. Besides discussing the dangers of not getting a good night’s sleep, Breus offered a five-step plan to getting a better night’s sleep and being healthier. Bear with me; I know these go against every college norm ever. However, what’s more important: the small things that you won’t remember in 10 years, or staying healthy even though your schedule is crazy?

By Angela Hawkins

He said it first, not me. Apparently it’s somewhat similar to the caffeine situation. Instead of keeping you awake, alcohol keeps you from reaching the higher quality sleep. Lay off it a bit.

sToP DRinKinG Alcohol ThRee hoURs beFoRe yoU Go To beD.

There isn’t a good excuse for not seeing the outdoors while you’re a student here. On such a beautiful campus with so many opportunities to walk from class to class, how you could avoid the sun would be a much bigger challenge. If, for some reason, you prefer to be a zombie during the week, by all means continue. However, adhering to a somewhat reliable sleep schedule and cutting back your afternoon intake of caffeine, alcohol and exercise may be enough to give you a little more natural energy. Go ahead, try it. It costs you nothing. You’ll benefit by being healthier, and, most likely, spending less money on your caffeinated beverage of choice. Sweet dreams, my fellow Jayhawks. hawkins is a junior majoring in journalism from scranton.



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that moment when some kid walks by whistling “hedwig’s theme” and everyone suddenly quiets down to listen. to the girl wearing a thick jacket and shivering: try pants. harry potter? 90s music? a new bestie? and pizza shuttle? i thought i’d never find you! i really should invest in an invisibility cloak for walks of shame. i just drank a whole case. My liver said no, but my lips said jdnejeisndbdjsks. new rule: if you smell you can’t ride the bus. “My FFa was so funny, why didn’t it get in?” asked everyone. We could cram so many more people on the bus if we started sitting on laps. Dating tip For girls: Don’t be vain. looks help but they’re not everything. i really should try the pyramid pizza here, because the one in emporia only tastes good when you’re drunk. i overheard a guy telling someone about his night last night. it was the plot of “Donnie Darko.” i originally came to KU to be thomas robinson’s trophy wife, but i guess i have to get a degree now... i think we need to have a crosswalks 101 class. how do i tell girls they shouldn’t be walking by themselves in the dark late at night without sounding like a psycho? i’m going home for fall break just to make sure i stay sober for a single weekend this semester. so i got to meet the hulk in person. turns out he was my microbiology teacher the whole time. My bus driver is pretending to be ernie, the Knight Bus driver, from “harry potter.” guys will “change” their views on any hot-button issue as long as it gets them laid. thank you to those who helped the lady who was hit by a car by Jrp. i am a proud Jayhawk! Maybe if i put an automatic stapler in my room, i’ll have more friends. i want chick-fil-a, but i don’t want activist types to judge me. to eat or to sleep... that is the college question. you’re really wearing a Kentucky shirt in Mrs. e’s? Way too soon...

Every night. Nearly the same time. This lets your body know exactly what it’s dealing with and allows it to get comfortable with that routine. Sometimes it’s not possible; that’s true. Sometimes college kids don’t even get sleep. I know, but if sleep quality is important to you, this is one way to get it.

Go To sleeP AnD WAKe UP AT The sAme Time eveRy DAy (iF iT’s Possible)

Drink the coffee in the morning and have your tea with lunch. After that, give your body time to get the energy out of your system. Even if you continue drinking something caffeinated, take it easy as you start reach the evening hours. Give your body a break.

sToP DRinKinG cAFFeinATeD DRinKs by 2 P.m.

To all the night owls at the Rec center, this one’s for you. Exercising increases your heart rate and prevents your body from calming down. If you can’t calm down, going to sleep will be more of a challenge and getting high-quality sleep may be even more elusive.

Don’T exeRcise WiThin FoUR hoURs oF GoinG To beD

Open a window. Walk to class. Enjoy a cup of coffee on a café patio. Breus says that this helps your biological clock orient itself.

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sex changes friendships B
eing surrounded by seventh graders for eight hours a day always causes me to remember much more of my own time in middle school than I’d like to. One message that many of us were preached around that age and even in high school was that sex changes everything in relationships. But just like many of us would like to forget our middle school experiences, we should try to forget that idea too. Sex that is not a one-night stand does change a lot. But it affects non-relationships more than ones that are preexisting because in committed relationships, generally speaking, there’s already an understanding of what partners can expect from each other when the lights go off. There’s nothing wrong with sex outside of a relationship, and a study out of Michigan State University even goes so far as to find that such casual sexual relations are neither emotionally nor psychologically damaging. Casual hookups are not for everyone, the study said, but they meanwhile aren’t harmful to those who wish to partake. Regardless of anyone’s stance on the morality of getting frisky with someone you’re not committed to, there is always something fundamentally different between two friends who don’t have sex, two friends who have had sex once and two people who frequently hang out and also hook up. The same study finds that though some friendships could regress back to their original ways after the two have had sex, the number of them that didn’t survive the change was staggering. As the Michigan State study finds, these “casual” sexual re-



By Rachel Keith

lationships tend to be anything but. Couples usually enter them because they appear simple. But they can often be just as complicated or more so than a committed bond because said partners frequently develop a fear that one will fall harder than the other. For that reason, when those relationships end, the friendships often die with them It’s important here to note that sex or any other form of intimacy doesn’t always lead to relationships or anything close. Sometimes it does. But sometimes it ends up like an attempt to light a firework after dropping it in water: it sounds like it could be successful but usually still leaves you with something non-workable and anticlimactic. But unless it’s a one-time fluke, sex or anything leading up to it changes non-relationships because it forces us to reconsider our connection to that person because there’s nothing casual or natural about people having sex on a regular basis who are “just friends.” Meanwhile sex in a relationship that’s already committed is so mainstream that unless the couple is intensely sexually conservative, said matters of the flesh usually don’t change the relationship in any major way. Against the backdrop of an already

intimate relationship, sexual activity shouldn’t affect much. After all, there’s already somewhat of an expectation of intimacy on some level when two people are committed to each other, especially for college students and other adults in those relationships. If sex really changes that much in a pre-existing relationship, the couple should probably reconsider their expectations of one another (and also communicate very clearly and openly about them) or reevaluate their being together. Here, sex becomes a personal problem rather than a relationship problem and must be addressed. In the end the relationship can fail if it’s not handled in a healthy manner. And finally we have to let go of the long, ingrained idea in American young teen culture that sex changes so much in our lives. There’s no denying that it doesn’t matter. After all, bad or no sex can be fatal to otherwise great relationships. But we shouldn’t undermine everything else that makes a relationship what it is. Sex is a huge part of culture, but when “you” and “me” become a “we,” it shouldn’t be that complicated. Sex may tend to rock the boat in our friendships, but if it doesn’t totally change us, it shouldn’t change our exclusive relationships either. Rachel Keith is a graduate student in education from Wichita. Follow her on Twitter @Rachel_UDKeith.

leaders inspire change through social media
avenue of social media, use our minds and abilities to bring real change to the world. What makes this even more interesting is that you do not have to be a prominent leader to make a difference in the fight for social good. You too can take action in one of the most important discussions of our day. What you can do is attend or set up a social good meet-up in your city. The ultimate goal for these meet-up groups is to answer the question, “How can new technology and new media create solutions for the biggest problems facing our communities?” The secondary goal is to create one of the biggest, most global, and most powerful conversations the world has ever seen. This is a very important question that we should not just put to our politicians or leaders, but we need to take up the responsibility. If we do our part and put our technology to use, we as the next generation could get our voices heard. If you would like to join this cause, there is a social cause group that meets in Lawrence. They meet most Wednesday mornings at Signs of Life coffee shop from 7-9 a.m. At these meetings, the members discuss the new facets and improvements in the social media arena, as well as how they could use them for business and to improve the world around us. If we come together and use the resources at our disposal of social media and new technologies, we can really take a hold of the vision put forth by the leaders of the first annual Social Good Summit, and better the futures of the next generations. Phillippe is a senior majoring in American studies from Keller, Texas.

By Brett Phillippe

ave you ever wanted to incite social change in our world but didn’t know where to start? There is a large group of men and women using the realm of social media to try and change the world. Starting Sept. 22, men and women across the globe will be meeting in various locations for “The Social Good Summit” to trade big ideas that meet new media and will create innovative solutions to the issues pertaining to the world today, according to the Leaders from different areas of the world, like United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, American writer Deepak Chopra, the founder of the famous social media website Pete Cashmore, and the director of social strategy for the American Red Cross Wendy Harman, are in attendance to attempt to, “explore how communities and audiences are connecting with each other through social and digital innovations to solve global problems.” Some of the things these individuals plan to use social media and technology for include fighting different diseases, affecting businesses, and issues of spirituality. I find this fascinating because with the world the way it is, having problems and disagreements where we, as a social conscious group, are heading we have all of this technology and, through the


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tUESDAY, OctObER 2, 2012



1. Kansas State (4-0)
Coach Bill Snyder and his players earned a well deserved bye week after a huge win on the road against Oklahoma. Kansas State knocked off the Sooners and are sitting on top of the conference. Their upcoming game against Kansas can only add to their successful season.

2. west Virginia (4-0)
Teams in the top 25 shouldn’t be giving up 63 points. But West Virginia was fortunate that they had senior quarterback Geno Smith. Smith’s eight touchdown passes lifted the Mountaineers to victory in the wild shootout. Coach Dana Holgorsen knows his defense has to do better when they go on the road to Texas.

3. texas (4-0)
Texas was challenged by Oklahoma State in a tough environment. However, the Longhorns remained focused. Sophomore running back Joe Bergeron pushed his way through for the gamewinning touchdown with 29 seconds left to keep their status as one of the top tier teams in the conference.

4. texas christian (4-0)
Texas Christian’s offense has not been hot when it comes to scoring. But their defense has been the key reason for their 4-0 start so far. They’ve given up 29 points this season and are second in the nation in points allowed. After a weekend of high-scoring Big 12 games, TCU’s defense will be tested in a couple of conference encounters this season.

5. Oklahoma (2-1)
Oklahoma wished that they could have played this week to get their mind off last week’s loss to Kansas State. But the bye week did give coach Bob Stoops a chance to work with his teams on areas where they can improve before visiting in-state rivals Texas Tech and hosting Texas the following week.

6. baylor (3-1)
Senior quarterback Nick Florence proved to the rest of the conference that Baylor’s offense is as good as any in the Big 12. Even though they burned the scoreboard with 63 points, their defense will have a hard time competing in the Big 12 and staying in the top 25 after giving up 70 points to West Virginia.

7. Oklahoma State (2-2)
Oklahoma State’s top-ranked scoring offense is not enough to earn a spot in the top 25. Their inconsistency has hurt them immensely. They’ve gone 0-2 against ranked opponents this season and will use this bye week to regroup before visiting Kansas.

8. texas tech (4-0)
Texas Tech was not held to high standards before the season. But now that they are 4-0, the Red Raiders are trying to show that they can play in the conference. While they picked up a win against Iowa State, they still have a lot to prove before being labeled as one of the competitive teams in the Big 12. They will have that opportunity as their next five opponents are currently ranked in the top 25.

9. Iowa State (3-1)
Iowa State suffered their first loss of the season at home to Texas Tech. Iowa State wants to rebound, but have to forget last week’s loss when they visit Texas Christian.

10. Kansas (1-3)
Kansas struggled twice to finish games where they held a two-possession lead in the fourth quarter. Their inability to finish games against mediocre teams during their nonconference schedule has hurt them going into the conference season. Fans can only hope that coach Charlie Weis used this bye week to work on their holes before visiting Kansas State. — Edited by Andrew Ruszczyk

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Snyder keeps Wildcats on top
MANHATTAN, Kan. — There has to be a reason to seek out the sleepy college town that’s home to Kansas State University. It’s two hours by car from Kansas City, out in the heart of the Flint Hills, tucked away in a picturesque valley well off Interstate 70. It’s off Exit 313, for those who have time for the drive, past flowing fields of golden wheat and the natural tall grass acreages of the Konza Prairie. Two decades ago, Bill Snyder gave people a reason to find it. The nondescript offensive coordinator from Iowa showed up one day and took over a program that had been winless in 27 games, proclaiming that the “opportunity for the greatest turnaround in college football history exists here today.” It wasn’t hyperbole, either. Snyder actually believed it, and then made it work, taking the downtrodden program to previously unthinkable heights. Now, after stepping away for a brief retirement, the maestro of Manhattan is doing it again. Relying on the same principles and instilling the same beliefs in a new generation of players, Snyder has the No. 7 Wildcats off to another 4-0 start. The ranking is their highest since the 2003 season, when Kansas State won its first conference title since FDR was in office, and represents yet another benchmark for a coach who keeps moving his team ever higher. “People asked me what I thought of him coming back, and I said, ‘What he’s doing is proving to everyone that it wasn’t luck the first time around,’” said former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer, who once labeled Snyder not merely coach of the year or decade but “coach of the century.” Perhaps now, he’s coach of the millennium. Kansas State is coming off a dramatic 24-19 victory over thenNo. 6 Oklahoma, the highestranked victory in a true road game in school history, and its first in Norman since 1997. The Wildcats have a throwback Heisman Trophy contender in quarterback Collin Klein, a Darren Sproles-like dynamo in running back John Hubert, and a bend-but-don’t-dare-break defense that made life miserable for Sooners quarterback Landry Jones, expected to be a first-round NFL draft pick. In short, they have all the ingredients to make an improbable run at a national championship. As if anything is improbable with Snyder stalking the sideline. “Bill’s been described in a number of ways, but there’s nothing he does that surprises me,” said former wide receiver Kevin Lockett, who was part of the program’s foundation in the 1990s and whose son, Tyler Lockett, is now a sophomore on the team. “He hasn’t changed a bit,” added offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. “Watching how his teams play, how his players react to him, the guy hasn’t changed a bit.” Just about everything else has changed, though. The price of gas is four times what it was in 1988, when he first drove into town. Perestroika is a distant memory, George Michael and Gloria Estefan no longer top the charts, and the chic style popularized by television shows such as “Magnum, P.I.” is considered garish at best. The game has changed, too. The wishbone offense run by Switzer has been replaced by pass-happy attacks predicated on spreading the field. Some of the game’s greatest minds, such as the late Joe Paterno at Penn State, have had their reputations sullied by scandal. The pursuit of big TV contracts has caused seismic shifts in the game, and old rivalries have gone by the wayside through unsettling waves of conference realignment. “I think society has changed a great deal. We all recognize that,” Snyder said during an interview this week. “Our children are a product of today’s society, so consequently, yes, they’ve changed. But when I say they’ve changed, it’s an all-encompassing statement. Everybody has.” Nearly everybody, at least. Snyder still wears the same Nike Cortez shoes in vogue last century. He still wears the same antiquated eye glasses, pulls out old windbreakers from bygone bowl games, and his favorite film remains the animated Disney classic “Pinocchio” for the values it represents. “I don’t know that I’ve changed a great deal, other than what age does to you,” said Snyder, who will turn 73 on Oct. 7, the day after Kansas State plays Kansas for the Governor’s Cup. Indeed, in a world that moves at an increasingly rapid pace, Kansas State’s program is in many ways a time capsule. Inside the football complex, the expansive room overlooking the stadium that bears Snyder’s name is still called the “Big 8 Room,” and logos still adorn the walls for Nebraska, Missouri and Colorado — schools no longer part of the Big 12 Conference. And while Snyder believes that most kids have changed, those he recruits have not. Klein may be the perfect example. The senior is the quintessential “yes sir, no sir” player of yesteryear, espousing the same values as Snyder: hard work, commitment, unselfishness. Along the way, Klein has emerged as one of the nation’s most dynamic playmakers, piling up touchdowns at a record-breaking pace. “His value system has not changed. It’s the same value system that was in place 20 years ago,” said Snyder, pausing to sip from his steaming cup of drip coffee (no Starbucks here). “We have a lot of young people like that,” Snyder said. “We have a lot of young guys who have a very intact value system that might be a little antagonistic to today’s society, collectively, overall. There are some changes, but it doesn’t embrace every person you have in your program.”

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QuOTe Of The day

“As soon as I heard the rumors today, I got down on the floor and started doing pushups.”


— NFL Referee Ed Hochuli when asked about the lockout ending.

The disputed Monday Night Football call shifted an estimated $150$250 million dollars in betting money.

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Tuesday, OcTOber 2, 2012

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Football fans’ suffering ends with referees’ return
In a game where etiquette is strongly preached and audiences must abide by a moral code, the Ryder Cup is the one moment where golf is let off the leash. If you aren’t familiar with the tournament, it is a competition between golfers from Europe and the United States. There are multiple formats of play, all leading to achieving a point total higher than the other team. The passion of the event is what sets it apart. Audiences intensely cheer for their side throughout the competition. One of the most significant aspects is celebrating a missed putt or poor shot by the opponent, something never seen in traditional golf. Think about the passion that young Tiger Woods displayed in his prime. His excitement energized the crowd. That is what the Ryder Cup is all about. We see teammates high-fiving each other and truly enjoying the spirit of playing for something bigger than themselves. Golf is one of the most individual sports played. But for one weekend, teams are created,

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Ryder Cup shows golf’s exciting side

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TrIVIa Of The day


he National Football League referee lockout was one of the most influential events for the future of sports. While America suffered three weeks of miserable officiating – in some instances, altering the outcomes of games – the security of all major sports was being set in stone for at least the next 10 years. It was difficult watching the integrity of many games deteriorate due to sub-par officiating. The replacement referee fiasco culminated with the “Inaccurate Reception” or “Fail Mary” in the Monday night primetime game, handing the Seahawks a win over Packers. During the lockout, we saw America’s most popular sport in a tailspin. Egos and stubborn sides clashed to seek their own benefits, not the benefits of the most important aspect of sports, the fans. For an agonizingly long three weeks, the NFL created a nightmare situation for any sport and showed all sports why — at all costs —lockouts need to be avoided. Audiences expect the highest quality

By Jackson Long
product, whether it is the best players or best officials, each kick off, first pitch or opening tip. The leaders of these sports observed the disaster of the first three weeks of this NFL season and will avoid similar experiences in their own sports. If your team survived the first few weeks, be thankful for the lockout. It will help all sports for years to come. Packers fans, however, may feel a little bit different.

partnerships are formed and we see a side of golf that we rarely get to see — passion, nationalism, unity and teamwork. All wonderful things about sports that sometimes hide in golf ’s isolation. We are blessed to see their combination in an event that always proves to be exciting to watch. — Edited by Laken Rapier

This week in athletics
Women’s Volleyball
West Virginia 5:30 PM Morgantown, W. Va.

Women’s Tennis
All-American Championships All day Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Women’s Soccer
West Virginia 4 PM Lawrence

Cross Country
Haskell Invitational 8:30 AM Lawrence

Women’s Soccer
Wake Forest 12 PM Winston-Salem, N.C.

Women’s Tennis
All-American Championships All day Pacific Palisades, Calif.

All-American Championships All day Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Baker 6 PM Lawrence

Men’s Golf
Brickyard Collegiate All day Macon, Ga.

Kansas State 11 AM Manhattan

Women’s Tennis
William and Mary Tournament All day Williamsburg, Va.

Women’s Tennis
All-American Championships All day Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Women’s Tennis
William and Mary Tournament All day Williamsburg, Va.

Women’s Swimming
Rice 12 PM Houston, Texas

Men’s Golf
Brickyard Collegiate All day Macon, Ga.

Women’s Tennis
All-American Championships All day Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Women’s Volleyball
Baylor 6:30 PM Lawrence

Women’s Tennis
All-American Championships All day Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Women’s Tennis
All-American Championships All day Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Men’s Golf
Brickyard Collegiate All day Macon, Ga.

Women’s Tennis
William and Mary Tournament All day Williamsburg, Va.

Historic photo captures Orioles’ 1966 triumphant series
MccLaTchy TrIbuNe
BALTIMORE — Forty-six years later, the photograph still gives people goose bumps. There’s Dave McNally, Baltimore’s “other” No. 19, the triumphant pitcher whose grin is as wide as his native Montana. And Andy Etchebarren, the catcher who’s poised to embrace him, mask still on and mitt in hand. And there, on the left, is a jubilant Brooks Robinson, or at least a chunk of him: the Orioles’ third baseman is airborne and looks as if he parachuted into Memorial Stadium. Why? The Birds had just swept the 1966 World Series in four straight games. “I’ve autographed so many of those pictures,” said Robinson, “and people still ask, ‘How did you jump so high?’ I tell them it was trick photography.” A framed copy of the picture hangs in the study of Robinson’s house, a flashback to a seminal moment in Orioles lore. “It was the most exciting moment of my (23-year) career,” the 75-year-old Hall of Famer said. “That picture is a big part of Orioles’ history. That picture’s got legs.” The photo, taken by The Baltimore Sun’s Paul Hutchins, was named sports action shot of 1966 by the Baltimore Press Photographers Association, which also made Hutchins its photographer of the year.

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Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson (5), winning pitcher Dave McNally (19) and catcher Andy Etchebarren celebrate after sweeping the 1966 World Series in four straight games.

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Volume 125 Issue 26

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Referee Lockout PAGE 7 Snyder still on top PAGE 6




Aggressive offense is new king

By Ryan McCarthy
weekend with both Kansas and Kansas State on a bye week should have provided some time for local fans to breathe. Instead, the Big 12 had the highest scoring game you will see all season at any level of college football. It was early Saturday morning when Baylor and West Virginia managed to score a combined 133 points for the game, a crazy amount of points that even made EA Sports gamers put down their controllers and applaud the two team’s efforts. Geno Smith of West Virginia put on a display for the ages with 656 yards passing and eight touchdowns. The most impressive stat for Smith though is that he only threw six incompletions the entire game. Somehow he finds a way to be accurate through all of his progressions, whether it’s completing a short pass for three yards or throwing the long ball to his receivers. He’s truly a quarterback with overall efficiency and has the poise to lead the Mountaineers to an impressive bowl game by the end of the season. Don’t forget that Baylor also showed impressive resilience in this game. Despite being down three touchdowns for part of the second half, the Bears continued to fight back and managed to rack up 63 points in the losing effort. Their quarterback Nick Florence threw for an incredible 581 yards in the loss and was just a mere sidenote in the game. He’s not Robert Griffin III, but he shows that the basis for the Baylor offense stayed intact this year, and will be a force to be reckoned with later on as well. This truly was a game for the ages, but it also explained the age that college football is currently in. In college football, defenses continue to give up an insane amount of yards and points every weekend. Despite rigorous study by defensive coaches and players in film rooms across the country, offenses are still getting the best of the defenses that line up opposite them on Saturdays. The fans love this style of play. The way you get people in the seats is to score a lot of points, and so far this season the top teams in the Big 12 have been able to do that. The more points put up in the game, the more people will show up. With the conference season in full swing, every team is going to have to score a lot of points in order to compete. Without an above average offense, teams will be left in the dust because offense is all that matters in this conference. Yes, you need to make defensive stops, but for victories, teams will have to outscore their opponents instead of relying on their defenses to make stops. It’s an incredible change to the college football landscape, but it’s something that’s been anticpated. It’s a true display of the times in college football: offense is king. — Edited by Andrew Ruszczyk


Head coach Charlie Weis signals to coaches during pre-game warm ups. This is Weis’ second conference game as the Jayhawks coach. The Jayhawks play Kansas State this Saturday.

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Weis urges Jayhawk fans to focus more on meeting an in-state rival this weekend
BlaKe schuster The bye week is over and Kansas football is getting ready to return to action against Kansas State in Manhattan on Saturday. Both Kansas coach Charlie Weis and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder had an opportunity to speak to the media on Monday’s teleconference call where they touched on the upcoming game. Bradley McDougald’s play this season. To date, McDougald has a team-leading 34 tackles; along with three pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. Weis may have known McDougald was capable of these numbers at the beginning of the season, but until play started he didn’t have much proof of it. “From the day I saw him he looked special,” Weis said. “He looks like a heck of a player.” Weis said McDougald’s athleticism make him one of the few guys on defense he can count on to make plays citing McDougald’s pass coverage and interceptions. “He’s been invaluable to our group,” he said.

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It was one of Weis’ pivotal messages from the teleconference. Weis said that since he got to Lawrence he has noticed many fans put too much attention on the Kansas-Missouri rivalry even with the Tigers switching conferences. Weis urged for Jayhawk fans to direct their anger 85 miles to the west and begin taking the K-State rivalry as seriously as the Wildcats

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do. “If you’re at Kansas State it’s ‘Let’s go beat Kansas’,” Weis said. “And the last three years they’ve laid a pretty good whooping on us.” He said with Missouri now playing in the Southeastern Conference the team is pushing its focus to the in-state rivalry. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder echoed Weis’ sentiment, saying that his players are always ready to go for this game and that there is no need to try and push them to get more pumped up to play Kansas. “I don’t think you have to find

ways to motivate young guys because it means an awful lot to them on both sides,” Snyder said. Just like Kansas, the Wildcats will be coming off a bye week. For the Jayhawks, that may prove to be a needed break. However, the Wildcats had been rolling, winning their first four games by a combined total of 162-62. Snyder wasn’t upset with the timing of the bye week but instead deferred his judgment of it until a later date. “The bottom line is how well we play next Saturday,” Snyder said. “Next Monday I’ll have an answer.” — Edited by Luke Ranker


Creation of rugby complex helps team
Joseph daugherty The Kansas Jayhawks rugby club once struggled to schedule games and practices, but University alumni and former members of the club alleviated these problems with a $350,000 donation for the creation of the Westwick rugby complex. The rugby club has been playing at the Westwick Rugby Complex since 1997. Before that they played at the Shenk Sports Complex on the corner of 23rd and Iowa Streets, but the team had problems scheduling games and practices there. “We had so many problems scheduling times to play games and practice,” coaching coordinator Rick Renfro said. “So we needed our own place to play, and plus we went overseas and saw how cool it was to have your own clubhouse and field.” Renfro added that they used the donations from alumni to buy the field, which was $200,000, and another $150,000 for the lights and the sprinkler system. Renfro and many other volunteers involved with the rugby club maintain the fields. Renfro himself has been a part of the rugby club since 1975 when he was a player. He has since filled numerous roles with the club. In his words, he has done all of the 101 things that it takes to run a club. Rugby is often thought of as football without pads, but Connor Taft, a senior from Chicago and captain of the University rugby club, said if he had to sum rugby up that it would be more like full contact basketball. “The rules between basketball and rugby are really similar,” Taft said. “When you have the ball you’re on offense and vice versa and there is continuous play until there is an infraction of the rules. It’s all about two on one.” Since rugby is not as popular in America as football and basketball, knowledge of the rules is not as great, so Taft broke down the main points of rugby. Taft noted that in rugby you can only pass the ball backwards or sideways, unlike football where you can throw it forward. There is tackling involved, so in that regard it is like football, but when you run the ball into the endzone or the tryzone as it is referred to in rugby, you have to touch the ball to the ground. There are also scrums, where the two teams are interlocked and fighting to roll the ball out with their feet. These scrums usually take place when there is a penalty or a dead ball. The Kansas Jayhawks rugby club is made up of two different clubs: the actual university team and a men’s club team. With both the clubs combined at the start of a season, there is usually about 50 to 60 guys who come out to play. Taft said that by the end of the season there are usually about 30 to 40 guys who stick around and commit to the team. The University team plays five or six games that count toward its actual college record. They play other men’s teams on occasion, but those games do not count toward their record. The club participates in the Heart of America conference and if they win the conference, it competes in what is called westerns. If the team wins the Westerns, there is a possibility it will compete for a national championship. Rugby coach Dave Hamill said that the club has been decent over the last few years, but the main draw is the tradition of touring every year, which is when the club goes all over the world and plays different rugby teams. The team won its first two matches and lost the third this season. Coach Hamill is looking to build off of their previous results. “We just got back from Aspen and we won our first two matches,” Hamill said. “We beat the Aspen team which is one of the best clubs out there so that is really good for us.” — Edited by Andrew Ruszczyk

Members of the Kansas Rugby team stretches out for a line-out during a practice session. Practices are held at Westwick Rugby complex on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m.

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