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COLORS OF CRIME

Clothesline Project raises awareness of domestic violence

LANE COFAS
@OttoVeatch

For the second year in a row,


colorful T-shirts are strung
up in The Undergrounds
windows. The display is
called
the
Clothesline
Project, brought to the
University by The Willow
Domestic Violence Center
of Lawrence, which hopes to
raise awareness for survivors
and victims of sexual and
domestic violence.
The Clothesline Project

of The Willow Domestic


Violence Center is a powerful,
visual display bearing witness
to violence against women,
men and children, said
Kristine Chapman, director
of community engagement
at the Center. It honors and
gives expression to adult and
child victims of violence.
Chapman said the T-shirts
represent males, females and
children in Douglas County
and also represent University
students. Each colored T-shirt
represents a different crime,

according to the Clothesline


Project website.
The Clothesline Project
forms as a way to make
statistics more real and visual
to the a college campus, where
one in three college-aged
women will experience abuse
from a partner. Also, one in
three women and one in seven
men experience some form
of domestic violence during
their lifetime, Chapman said.
This project was created
in 1990 to help domestic
violence survivors heal, to

educate the public about


violence in relationships,and
give voice, especially to
those who traditionally have
been silenced in our society
women and children,
Chapman said.
Rachel
Carey-Harper,
a
visual
artist
from
Massachusetts,
started
the Clothesline Project to
remember the large number
of women who were killed
during and after the Vietnam
War due to sexual and
domestic violence. This idea

came from when women used


to exchange conversation
with neighbors while hanging
clothes on a line, according
to the Clothesline Project
website.
The Clothesline Project
is used by many domestic
violence centers across the
U.S., and the Center is just
one of the many centers with
the display, Chapman said.
The T-shirts will be on
display until mid-December.

T-shirt color meanings


Murdered because of
sexual or domestic violence
Rape or sexual assault
Battery
Child sexual abuse
Attack because of sexual
orientation
Attack because of political
reasons

Edited by Kelsie Jennings

Senate addresses
crime alert system
MIRANDA DAVIS
@MirandaDavisUDK

Student Senate leadership


met
with
University
administrators and officials
from the Office of Public
Safety on Tuesday afternoon
to discuss concerns with the
individuals in charge of the
Universitys alert system after
last Wednesdays masked man
incident.
Morgan Said, student body
president, Miranda Wagner,
student body vice president,
and Garrett Farlow, chair of
the student safety advisory
board, met with officials to
get questions answered and
bring student input into the
conversation.
Ralph Oliver, police chief
for PSO, explained the police
response for Wednesdays
incident.
We got notified that there
was a person on campus who
was in a mask who had gone
into a lecture hall, made some
kind of speech and left, Oliver
said. No threat to anybody
in the room, or anything like
that and left. So we dispatched
an officer to that classroom to
talk to that professor.
Oliver said the office doesnt
put any information out
before it fully understands
what is going on with the
situation.
According
to
Oliver,
particular kinds of reports get
an immediate response, along
with an officer sent to the
scene. If PSO gets a call about
someone making a threat
to students or displaying
a weapon, it can activate
the emergency response
broadcast system.
Oliver said while PSO is
dealing with the situation,
it is also passing along that
information to the Office
of Public Affairs. Public
Affairs then acts as the
administration and may send
out a text alert or a tweet
from the Universitys official
account.
Oliver said last Wednesdays
incident didnt rise to the level
of threat associated with the
emergency response system.
Said said she was concerned
about the lag time between
the incident and the official
University response, which
concerned a lot of students.
Policy
doesnt
always
take peace of mind into
consideration, and so my
question is, when there are

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things like this, where it maybe


doesnt fit into this category
of an imminent threat, but
people are speaking about it
in such a large scale manner,
is there a different type of
notification or warning that
we can send out to the student
body? Said said.
Jack Martin, director of
strategic communications in
the Office of Public Affairs,
said in the future, the office
will err on the side of sending
out alerts earlier. On the other
hand, the office will still try
to send out as few alerts as
possible so students dont
begin to ignore the messages,
which is something that
concerns the administration.
Said was concerned that
even though it wasnt an
imminent
threat,
many
students took to social media
and within minutes, the
incident was getting a lot of
attention.
Public
safety
officials
encourage students to call
PSO before they take to social
media any time they feel
unsafe or concerned about an
individual on campus.
Both
PSO
and
the
Universitys administration
said they are keeping watch
on social media they
performed a safety sweep
of Wescoe Hall after a post
on Yik Yak, although this is
not the most credible way to
convey information about an
active situation on campus.
Martin said he was unsure if
they could send out a message
without inciting more panic
before the individuals were
taken into custody. He said its
hard to make a judgment call
in situations where there may
not be an immediate threat to
safety, but those on campus
are still looking for an official
response on a situation.
One of the challenges that
we face is those intermediate
situations where its not the
buildings on fire, send an
alert, but people are talking
about this, theyd like some
information, Martin said.
Said wanted to make sure
students had a way of getting
information about these types
of situations in the future.
I, in the position Im in,
understand that we would
have gotten something if there
were a serious, serious threat,
but the average student,
walking down Wescoe beach,
seemingly didnt feel as
comfortable, Said said.
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JAKE KAUFMANN/KANSAN

Sam, the Love Garden cat, hangs out on top of a stack of vinyls at Love Garden Sounds, 822 Massachusetts St. Love Garden is a local music store
that buys, sells and trades records and CDs.

#22KILL challenge honors vets

DALTON KINGERY/KANSAN

A student does the #22KILL Pushup Challenge on Wescoe beach Tuesday. The challenge is to do 22 pushups, one for each of the veterans who commit suicide every day, according to Honor Courage Commitment, Inc.

DALTON KINGERY
@DaltonKingNews

On Wescoe Beach Tuesday


afternoon, passersby were
asked to participate in the
#22KILL Pushup Challenge.
The #22KILL program was
started by Honor Courage
Commitment,
Inc.,
a
nonprofit
organization
based in Texas that serves
veterans.
The challenge consisted
of stating your name and
reason for participating, and

Dont
Forget

then performing 22 pushups


one pushup for each of
the 22 veterans who commit
suicide per day, according to
HCC.
Thomas Blake, a junior
from Silver Lake and
a veteran who was in
charge of todays pushup
challenge, said the purpose
of the challenge is to raise
awareness
for
veteran
suicide by talking to people
and posting videos of
people participating in the
challenge to social media.

Turn your heat on.

You get a lot of people


that come by here, and
they hear that 22 veterans
commit suicide a day, Blake
said. You can see it in their
face that they didnt know it
was that much.
Blake also has a personal
commitment to #22KILLs
mission of raising awareness.
This was something that I
wanted to do because I lost a
close friend of mine a week
and a half ago from suicide,
Blake said. I wanted to
do this in memory of him

Todays
Weather

and to prevent this from


happening to other people I
know.
Hongyi Wang, a junior
from China, is friends with
Blake, and made a point to
come and participate in the
challenge to support him.
I really respect all those
who are in service right now,
and veterans, Wang said.
He invited me last week so
I wanted to come and do it
for him.

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Wednesday, Nov. 12
What: Stress Management Work-

shop
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Burge Union, Gridiron Room
About: A workshop including mind-

Thursday, Nov. 13
What: Veggie Lunch
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Ecumenical Campus Minis-

tries
About: Enjoy free produce and a

Friday, Nov. 14

Saturday, Nov. 15

What: Public Speaking Workshop


When: 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: 204 JRP Hall
About: A workshop that focuses on

What: International Games Day


When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Lawrence Public Library
About: Stop in and play games all

day.

fulness and yoga in the workplace.

hearty lunch.

the basics of public communication,


including mitigating fear.

What: Movember Photo Event


When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Kansas Union
About: Men, get photographed in

What: Cafe Castellano


When: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Henrys Coffee Shop
About: A time for Spanish conversa-

What: Rennie Harris Puremovement


When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lied Center
About: A dance based on themes that

support of mens health.

tion with beginning, intermediate


and native speakers.

extend beyond racial, religious and


economic boundaries.

What: Play: The Big Meal


When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Crafton-Preyer Theatre,

Murphy Hall
About: A story of five generations
of a modern family through one
unending, metaphoric meal.

Lawrence nears Fair Trade certification


MAEGAN BULL
@maegan_bull

Lawrence has met all the


requirements to receive Fair
Trade certification and will
be the first town to receive
the certification in Kansas
after the city commission
issues a proclamation supporting Fair Trade. The committee is just waiting for it to
be added to the agenda. This
certification will allow Lawrence to be added to the Fair
Trade Campaign list.
Scott Stutler, general manager of Ten Thousand Villages in Lawrence, said the
committee has already received confirmation from a
couple of the commissioners
of their support.
The Fair Trade Campaign,
is a campaign dedicated to
recogniz[ing] towns, colleges, universities, schools
and congregations in the U.S.
for embedding Fair Trade
practices and principles into
policy, as well as the social
and intellectual foundations
of their communities, according to the Fair Trade
Campaign website.
In order for a town to receive Fair Trade certification,
it must meet certain requirements and form a Fair Trade
committee, Stutler said.
Lawrence had pretty much
met all the requirements
based on the fact that Lawrence is the town that it is,
Stutler said. It really sup-

FRANK WEIRICH/KANSAN

Artists sell fair trade goods on Wescoe Beach last year. Lawrence has met the requirements to be the first Kansas town to receive Fair Trade certification.
ports the idea of fair trade.
Based on Lawrences population, there had to be 17
business that offered at least
two Fair Trade items. Most
towns that try to become
Fair Trade certified have to
convince businesses to sell
Fair Trade goods, whereas

Lawrence had already met


all the requirements, Stutler
said.
In 2006, Media, Penn., was
the first community to receive Fair Trade certification.
Since then, 34 more towns
have been added to the list,
with Alexandria, Va., being

the most recent.


According to its mission
statement, Fair Trade Campaigns commitment will
inspire others to support the
Fair Trade movement in its
efforts to seek equity in trade
and create opportunities for
economically and social-

ly marginalized producers.
Fair Trade Towns, Colleges,
Universities and other communities embed Fair Trade
values and purchases into
mainstream business and institutional practices.

Edited by Ashley Peralta

IOA reports 65 sexual assault @KANSANNEWS


YOUR GO TO FOR THE LATEST IN NEWS
complaints this semester
MCKENNA HARFORD
@McKennaHarford

There have been 65 sexual assault complaints and


39 sexual harassment complaints reported to the Office
of Institutional Opportunity
and Access since the beginning of the year, as of Nov. 5.
The University defines harassment complaints as unwelcome behavior, including
physical contact, comments
and advances through intermediary devices, like a
text or email, or in person.
Assault complaints include
stalking, sexual assault, sexual battery, domestic violence and dating violence.

OTHER UPDATES:

The KU Public Safety Office and the IOA office were


informed of an incident of
sexual battery that occurred

CORRECTION

An article on Oct. 23 about a


same-sex marriage debate at
the Dole Institute of Politics in-

Sunday morning between


3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. in Jayhawker Towers. According
to Erinn Barcomb-Peterson,
the director of news and
media relations, no official
report has been filed with either office or the police.
Kappa Sigma remains on
suspension while the University continues investigations into alleged sexual assault reports from Sept. 28.
The suspension could last
through December, according to the letter sent to Kappa Sigma from Joshua Jones
in the Student Conduct office.
John Harris Jossie and William Noah McCoy, a University student, were each
charged with one count of
felony rape after two women made reports to the KU
Public Safety Office. Their
preliminary hearings are set
correctly attributed a photo from
the event to a Kansan reporter.
The photo was contributed by the
Dole Institute of Politics.

for Dec. 16 at 8:30 a.m.


Professor Zamir Bavel is

still waiting on the Kansas


Court of Appeals to consider his case, which claims
that because he was denied
a hearing before being punished for allegedly groping a
student, his rights were violated.
The University is currently one of 85 schools under
federal investigation by the
Office of Civil Rights. This
means that at least one person filed a complaint to the
Office of Civil Rights about
how the University handled
a report of sexual assault or
harassment. This investigation has not started in an official capacity and it could be
months before the policies
and procedures are reviewed
by federal investigators.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014

Snow buries parts of Rockies, Upper Midwest


ASSOCIATED PRESS
PIERRE, S.D. People
in the Upper Midwest and
Rockies woke up to frigid
temperatures Tuesday, with
heavy snow blanketing some
areas. Other parts of the
country are expecting a dose of
the icy weather later this week
from a powerful storm that hit
Alaska with hurricane-force
winds over the weekend.
SNOW, SNOW ... AND
TUMBLEWEEDS
More than 2 feet of snow
blanked parts of Michigans
Upper Peninsula, and more
was on the way before the front
was expected to exit today.
Northern Wisconsin also got
as much as 18 inches of snow,
and parts of central Minnesota
more than 16.
The weather wasnt enough
to persuade Joe Meath to flee
Minnesota, even though he
won nearly $12 million in a
state lottery game two months
ago. Meath was busy with his
small snowplow business,
taking care of his customers
in his Chevy truck with nearly
300,000 miles on it.
I dont know what Id be
doing if I wasnt doing this
today, Meath told KMSP-TV.
At Northern Michigan
University, journalism student
Mikenzie Frost said she was
headed out the door to figure
skating practice early Tuesday
when she learned her school,
like many others in the region,
was closed. So, she shifted
plans.
Going to buy a shovel
because we dont have one,
Frost said. Were probably the
only people in the U.P. (Upper
Peninsula) that dont have
one.
In Colorado, some residents
were shoveling out from under
tumbleweeds rather than
snow. Winds of up to 60 mph

caused tumbleweeds to pile up


several feet high in and around
Colorado Springs and Pueblo
as the storm system moved
into the region Monday.
The
National
Weather
Service called for snow to
taper today, except for more
lake-effect snow mostly over
Michigan.
THE COLD
Unseasonable cold was
far more widespread, with
the cold air in the Rockies
and Midwest spilling into
the Pacific Northwest. The
chill was aiming for the
Appalachians and mid-South
by this morning and the East
Coast by Thursday.
In Billings, Mont., where
temperatures in the high
60s fell into the single digits,
Patsy Kimmel said shed been
warned before arriving from
Oklahoma to visit family and
celebrate her 70th birthday.
Yesterday I was wearing
sandals and a short-sleeve
shirt, and today Im wearing a
coat and scarf and turtleneck
and sweatshirt and gloves,
said Kimmel.
In the Texas Panhandle
temperatures plunged, from
70 degrees into the teens
overnight. Oklahoma City
went from a high of 80 degrees
Monday to a low of 30 Tuesday
morning.
In the Dakotas, wind chills
made it feel like 20 below in
some places. That was good
news for Action Mechanical
Inc. of Rapid City, S.D., which
was doing a booming heating
and ventilation business.
Bang! We get this arctic
blast, and it just opens
the floodgates, said John
Hammond Jr., a department
head. Were behind right now
as were sitting here talking.
In Denver, temperatures in
the teens prompted officials
to move a Veterans Day

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Traveler Susan Messerly returns to her car at Billings Logan International Airport in Billings, Mont., after her flight to Phoenix was canceled, as temperatures plunged below zero Tuesday. Forecasters said record lows were possible this morning and the cold air would linger into the weekend.
ceremony indoors.
AT LEAST SOME OF THE CATTLE
ARE READY
With only a few inches of
snow, ranchers in the Dakotas
were upbeat, mindful of
intense storms in October
2013 that killed at least 43,000
cattle that hadnt yet developed
protective winter coats.
Weve had enough cool
weather (this year) that theyre
haired up like bears, said
South Dakota Stockgrowers
Association President Bob
Fortune, who ranches near
Belvidere. They can take
winter now.
But
Wyoming
rancher
Ogden Driskill said conditions
in his northeastern corner
of the state turned cold so
abruptly that cattle hadnt yet

developed that thick coat. He


said the cold was more of a
risk to calves who might sicken
than to mature cattle.
DONT BLAME THE POLAR
VORTEX
Meteorologists are adamant
the weather isnt because of
the polar vortex, a giant upper
air pattern that normally pens
in cold air in the Arctic in
the winter. Instead, they say
its pushed in by a different
weather phenomenon more
related to the remnants of a
powerful typhoon.
The polar vortex itself has
not moved south. Its still in
the Arctic where it always
is, said National Weather
Service spokeswoman Susan
Buchanan.
Whatever the case, the cold

is expected to linger. Some


regions will go from record
warm to record cold in just
two days, with temperatures
dropping 15 to 20 degrees
below normal on the East
Coast Friday and Saturday.
Freezing temperatures will
likely dip as far south as
Atlanta on Friday, said Jeff
Masters, meteorology director
of the Weather Underground.

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I like to people watch people
who are people watching
at the library. #perception
Hot lecture halls are the devil. I
can hardly stay awake zzz
I am thankful to be in Jayhawk
territory today and this week
cause my home state of SD is
getting dumped with snow.
KU Quidditch qualified both
teams for World Cup on Sunday
and KU Football won.
#KUvictoryweekend!
Finally, its cold. I hope it snows
so I can enjoy snowboarding
without having to travel far.
So what happens to all the
plants KU digs up all the time
on Jayhawk Boulevard?
The clunking sound that
high heels make is one
of my favorite sounds.
Does this moped make
my butt look big?
Coms 130 has a knack of
making me physically ill.
#Ihategivingspeeches
Hey, has anyone asked Potter
Lake what it thinks about
having a goal post thrown into
it? Didnt think so.
To whoever thinks its good
fewer people are majoring in
the humanities: Enjoy your life
without art, literature, music,
film, television, language
Wow! My supply chain professor
set 2 world records in
powerlifting this weekend.
How awesome is that?

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

STEM fields provide permanent solutions

he debate between
STEM (science,
technology, engineering and math) majors
and humanities majors seems
to be going strong, much to
my dismay. Completing a
major in neurobiology, while
also having close to 60 credits
of humanities classes, gives
me a pretty unique perspective on the humanities
versus STEM field debate.
The argument for humanities
is that they promote critical

thinking and social awareness, but people seem to


forget STEM fields are based
on critical thinking.
I would challenge anyone to
find a humanities class that
requires more critical thinking than a neurology class
examining mental illness, a
chemistry class exploring the
creation of new plastics or
a physics class investigating
propulsion techniques.
The fact is that STEM fields
think critically all the time. In

my opinion, they think critically at a far higher level than


what a humanities course
requires. Most importantly,
they think critically about
things that are far more important. I dont think anyone
could argue that the ability to
write a song, paint a picture
or analyze text would ever
be as important as the ability
to develop new medications,
create new green technology
or engineer safer buildings.
The biggest problems of

our time war, poverty,


climate change, famine,
etc. will not be solved
through philosophical debate
or empathy. These problems
will be solved by the most
creative minds in higher
education working together
and thinking critically with
all of the training a STEM
major offers.
Erika Northcutt is a
senior from Wichita
studying neurobiology

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Erotic novels push publishing in wrong direction


By Victoria Calderon
@Miss__Maddy

p until last week,


I thought Fifty
Shades of Grey
was the worst thing to ever
happen to the publishing
industry. Sure, it makes
money lots of money
but the series also glorifies
abusive relationships and
shoddy writing. Its adapted Twilight fan fiction,
which explains both of those
issues. But then I stumbled
onto a NPR story about a
new series of erotica novels
based on One Direction fan
fiction published by Simon &
Schuster.
According to The Guardian,
Anna Todd, a Texan military
wife, (under the nom de
plume Imaginator1D) has

published three out of the


four part series on Wattpad.
com. As the cover of the first
novel, After, boasts, the
series has more than 1 billion
reads online. This online
popularity was enough to
not only convince Simon &
Schuster to publish the books,
but also motivated Paramount Pictures to purchase
the movie rights.
The plot of After revolves
around young, nave Tessa
and her on-again, off-again
relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles.
Of course, names had to be
changed for legal reasons, so
in the novel Tessa falls in with
Hardin Scott.
For a publishing house like
Simon & Schuster to invest
in erotic One Direction fan
fiction, as well as to pub-

lish without consent from


the band, is a step back for
publishers everywhere. The
publishing house, which currently represents authors like
Stephen King, and previously
Ernest Hemingway, is contributing to a larger problem.
Ive never really been into
fan fiction its a whole
other world I will never understand. But turning both of
these fan fictions into actual
stories causes more harm
than good.
As far as domestic abuse
goes, After is said to be
worse than Fifty Shades of
Grey. A review from Inquisitr calls Hardins character
possessive, violent, verbally
abusive, and cruel. Even the
summary on the publishers
website calls him rude to the
point of cruelty. This doesnt

seem like the type of message


we want to be sending to
millions of people who have
and will read this.
In a world where domestic
violence is becoming more
and more visible, it is also
becoming shockingly underrated. (Im looking at you,
NFL.) We should be teaching
young girls and boys the signs
of an abusive relationship.
We should not be marketing
violence against women to
readers.
By publishing books like
After and Fifty Shades of
Grey, publishing houses are
perpetuating portrayals of
domestic abuse brought on
by clueless fan fiction writers. Just because a novel is
popular online doesnt mean
it needs to be rushed to the
nearest bookstores and movie

theaters.
Being published by a
company such as Simon &
Schuster used to be something that authors strove for.
Big name companies like Simon & Schuster and Random
House reject manuscripts by
more credible writers every
day. The motivation behind
publishing Fifty Shades of
Grey and After is purely
for profit rather than content.
Unfortunately, I dont think
the After series will be the
last fan fiction-based novel
to be published, but hopefully in the future publishing
houses will see the problem
with publishing thoughtless,
violent fan fiction.
Maddy Mikinski is a
sophomore from Linwood
studying journalism

2014 election results dont bode well for education


By Victoria Calderon
@WriterVictoriaC

he results of the 2014


midterm election
surprised Kansans
across the state. Polls in
the weeks leading up to the
election showed a growing
distaste for Gov. Sam Brownback and other Republicans
running for office this cycle.
According to the Associated
Press, Democrat challenger
Paul Davis had more people
view him favorably than
unfavorably about 43
percent and 34 percent, respectively. Brownback, on the
other hand, was unpopular
in the polls, being unfavorable to 50 percent of those
surveyed.
So how did Brownback win
the election by 3.9 percent

(according to APs numbers)?


Thats a question many University students are asking
another, one we may never
get an answer to.
There have been many
explanations as to why many
Republicans switched sides to
support Davis in this election
to make it a close race. One
of the most popular was explained by Salon writer Luke
Brinker: Gov. Brownback,
after all, trailed Democratic
challenger Paul Davis in the
polls for most of the 2014
cycle, owing to the destructive fiscal consequences of his
large tax cuts.
Brownback still believes
his destructive economic
policy will end up helping
Kansas in the long run, comparing it to the slow growth
that occurred for 20 years

SNOW! This doesnt bode well


for things to come.

after the implementation of


Reagonomics, according to
Dan Bolz of the Washington
Post.
He signed off on deep
tax cuts that he said would
generate enough economic
growth to turn the state
around and also reverse the
long decline in the states
population. So far, the program has not produced the
predicted results, in growth
rates or in state revenue. The
states bond rating has taken
a hit, and Brownback has
been pilloried by critics over
education spending, Bolz
said.
Lets talk about this education funding issue for a
minute. Whether you agree
or disagree that Brownbacks
economic plan will help Kansas in the long run, his plan is

decimating education in our


state right now. He has been
steadily endorsing bills to cut
funding in various areas of
education, which has resulted
in the basic allocation per
student in Kansas [dropping]
from more than $4,400 to
less than $3,900, as reported
by Time magazine.
Back in April, he signed
into law a bill that was a
response to the Kansas
State Supreme Courts
decision regarding public education funding as
unconstitutional. The bill
added $129 million to state
education funding, but at the
expense of educators the
(mostly Republican) legislature added an amendment
taking away due process for
teachers, according to the
Topeka Capital-Journal. This

is detrimental to education,
as teachers who have been
teaching for decades can now
be fired for no reason. All
an administrator has to do
is dislike that teacher, and
theyre gone. This amendment could potentially cause
huge corruption in schools.
Brownbacks track record
has proven he isnt dedicated to helping the future of
education, only to making
his failing economic plan
succeed. He is allowing
changes to our public education system that will hurt our
younger siblings, future and
present educators, and our
state as a whole. And it can
only go downhill from here.
Victoria Calderon is a sophomore from Liberal studying
English and political science

TRIBUNE CARTOON

Reading all these FFA texts


talking about the warm weather
made me chortlechortlechortle.
Atmospheric science student
here. The cold weather this
week is NOT because of the
polar vortex its because of
Typhoon Nuri.
Are erotic novels like 50
Shades of Grey sending
the wrong message to its
audience?

Round of applause to the


teachers not giving up on us
when weve givn up.
Jayhawk could you do me a
favor and hold signal for more
than one song. Trying to
get my Pandora on.

@lauwrenorder

@KansanOpinion I think that the


author was ignorant in the abusive
undertones portrayed in Fifty Shades,
so others believe its condoned.

T-Swifts 1989 is the first


platinum album of 2014. She
can do what she wants.

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Last year I had a teacher try to


make me a Marxist, and this
year its a feminist. #nope

Just wanted to say thank you to birds and their


down-feathers in my jacket. Youre the real MVP.

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arts & features

HOROSCOPES

Because the stars


know things we dont.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 7
Balance work and studies.
Changes lead to more changes.
Work out the details. Theres a
break in the dam. Raise the bar
concerning values. Use your wits
to win a treasure. Travel virtually
instead of actually.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Play for the fun of it, and it
may end financially better than
expected. Get obsessed with an
enthusiasm, and you could get
lucky. Discover an underlying
truth. If you get stuck,
rely on expert friends.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 7
Create new beauty at home,
and share it with family. You
may need to make a mess to
clear one up. Find a sweetheart
deal on something youve been
wanting. Have your surroundings
express love, warmth and color.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is an 8
Remember a time of abundance.
Go back to a place you enjoyed.
Protect what you have. Youre
entering a good phase for study,
research and writing. Theres
work coming in. Get emotional
support from family.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 9
Do what you love and you can
make extra money today and
tomorrow. Expand your influence.
Youre soaking up new material
like a sponge. Dont spend everything you make. Discipline is
required. Put it somewhere safe
and forget about it. Stay flexible.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Youre gaining a distinct
advantage with love or money.
The moons in your sign and your
talents shine. Dont hesitate
to call an expert for technical
advice. A penny saved is
a penny earned.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 7
Rest and peace can inspire romance. Include natural scenery
or flowers, flavorful treats and
a great soundtrack. Make more
time for contemplation today
and tomorrow. Practice your arts,
and appreciate someone elses.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
You and your friends get lucky in
a valuable way. Relax and enjoy
it. Good news travels far. Pack
light and discover new flavors,
sounds and sights. The days
amusements dont need
to be expensive.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is an 8
Changes in your career field provide an interesting opportunity.
Let someone know. Complete
a project, and take leadership
for a new one over the next two
days. Test limits.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7
Embark on a bold adventure.
Discover a fringe benefit. Chaos
reigns... dont rely on an unstable source. Devise a plan that
includes leaving money where it
is. Choose the easiest option.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
Spread the word through your
network about an invitation or
offering. Change occurs whether
you like it or not. Check out
distant options. Collaborate with
family and community
for a common cause.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 9
Talk about dreams for the
future... it could get romantic.
Invent possibilities, and draw
up a schedule. Let your partner
take charge. Friends help you
make an important connection.
Launch a collaboration that
increases influence and income
potential for all players.

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New physics scholar fund names recipients


DELANEY REYBURN
@DelaneyReyburn

In 2013, Gene Feaster, a


University alumnus who has
created a lasting legacy for
students and faculty, established the Gene R. Feaster
Scholars Fund to recognize
outstanding undergraduate
achievement in physics.
This year, the first two students were officially named
Gene R. Feaster Physics
Scholars. Juniors Emily Ann
Smith and Daniel Rhodes
were awarded the scholarship
for the 2014-15 academic
year, which will cover tuition
costs for one year for each recipient.
Feaster, the inventor of Superflab, a medical device
used in radiology clinics
across the country, received
his bachelors degree in
chemistry in 1940 and his
doctorate in physics in 1953
at the University. He has gifted two $500,000 endowed
scholarship funds, one in
nursing and the other in the
Department of Physics and

Astronomy.
The scholarship requirements mainly give preference
to students who are from
Kansas, Kristi Henderson,
director of communications
for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences said.
The committee considered
students' academic records,
placing emphasis on achievement in physics, mathematics
and chemistry.
Henderson said Smith and
Rhodes are outstanding
young scholars who have
shown an aptitude for physics
in the classroom and the lab.
They are eager to learn,
which is evident in their exceptional academic records
and their commitment to
deepening their knowledge
through hands-on undergraduate research projects
over the past couple of years,
Henderson said.
The recipients are selected
by a committee in the Department of Physics and Astronomy made up of faculty and
students. With this being the
scholarships first year, Smith

and Rhodes are the only two


receiving it. Henderson said
in the future, the number of
recipients each year will vary
from one to two.

EMILY ANN SMITH

Smith, from Lenexa, said


the physics department asked
for a short personal statement from the students eligible for the award.
There was not a formal application process, as such, but
it wasn't a complete surprise
when it was awarded, Smith
said. I was extremely excited
to receive this award and very
grateful to Dr. Feaster for his
donation.
Smith has been doing research with the physics department since the summer
before her freshman year. She
said her involvement with
the physics department has
helped her with her time at
the University in reaching
her goals.
I have been involved with
various research projects,
including the simulation of
a theoretical particle and the

repair of the CMS forward


pixel tracker, which took
place at the LHC at CERN in
Geneva, Switzerland, Smith
said.
With the hope to eventually continue working in research, Smith plans to pursue
a PhD in physics and to continue with particle physics
research in graduate school.
She is also currently involved
in University band and the
professional engineering fraternity Theta Tau.

DANIEL RHODES

Rhodes, from Oskaloosa,


declared physics as his major
when he arrived at the University as a freshman. Rhodes
has always been interested in
physics and believes the large
number of math and science
courses he has taken, as well
as his nearly 4.0 cumulative
GPA, helped him in being
chosen for the scholarship.
Rhodes said he received
the email notifying him of
his nomination a little over
a week before the semester
started and was then in-

formed he was selected about


two weeks into the semester.
I hadn't heard of it before the nomination email,
so I was very surprised, he
said. I was excited because I
thought I had a good chance
to get it. The scholarship was
simply awarded to me; all
I had to do was write a few
sentences about my most important experience at KU so
far.
Actively involved in research with the KU Nuclear
Group from summer until
now, as well as being a native
Kansan, were also factors that
helped get him nominated
for the scholarship.
Rhodes plans to attend
graduate school after his undergrad to pursue a masters
and possible Ph.D. in physics.
I hope to have a career as
a researcher, and I would
particularly like to work at
CERN, Rhodes said.
Edited by Logan Schlossberg

Future Jayhawk runs late-night delivery service


KELSIE JENNINGS
@kelcjen

One future Jayhawk is putting


his degree to use and getting
real world experience before
he graduates, or even enters a
classroom at the University.
Steven Fowler, a future business major at the University,
runs his own delivery service
that sells convenience store
items, ranging from snacks,
energy drinks and over-thecounter medicine to cigarettes
and condoms. Lawrence residents can call and order over
the phone, and Fowler delivers
to wherever they are, as long as
its in Lawrence and their order
is at least $6.
Fowler, who is from Overland
Park, went to Johnson County Community College, but is
transferring to the University
for the spring semester as a
sophomore and will major in
business administration with a
minor in economics.
Fowler got the idea during
college when he, like a lot of
students, was up late partying
or doing homework.
People would always be
needing cigarettes or medicine
or mixers, Fowler said. I was
just like, someone should just
deliver all those little knick
knacks that you run to the store
for. It would be a safer environment for them at night.
Because of this, Fowler deliv-

ers between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.


from Wednesday through Saturday. He named his delivery
service The Birdfeeder LLC because of the Jayhawk community he is serving. The business
is registered as a limited liability company, for legal and tax
purposes, and he includes the
sales tax into the prices listed
on his menu.

People would always be


needing cigarettes or medicine or mixers. I was just
like, someone should just
deliver all those little knick
knacks that you run to the
store for.
STEVEN FOWLER
Future sophomore from
Overland Park

Fowler decided to take time


off from school so he could
focus on starting his business,
which has been running since
last fall. He has a membership
at Sams Club, so he buys all
of his products in bulk and
then delivers out of his home
in Lawrence. So far, its been
a one-man business because
hes been able to manage the
demand by himself. He said
the most popular items are
Gatorade, cigarettes and chew-

ing tobacco. He mostly gets


calls from students on Friday
and Saturday nights, when he
usually makes $50 to $100 per
night. He lives near the Oread
and said he is able to respond
quickly if students call.
His delivery service has been
working well so far, he said, but
the one thing he has learned
through this experience is the
challenge of marketing.
Thats probably been the
biggest eye-opener, is word-ofmouth doesnt travel as fast as
you think it will, Fowler said.
You gotta catch [customers] at
the right time.
Lucky for Fowler, he has a
University friend who can help
him with the marketing side of
things. Jason Falen, also from
Overland Park and a senior
studying strategic communication, has been there to help
attract customers.
We talk about marketing
and what we can do to help the
target market, Falen said. Its
kind of about word-of-mouth
and marketing at this point.
Falen works as a DJ at Bullwinkles Bar in Lawrence. He,
like Fowler, said there is a big
demand for cigarettes, and said
he thinks this is because there
isnt a cigarette machine in
the bar like other bars around
town.
Fowler also gets the word out
about his business through a
Facebook page, Twitter and fli-

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Items on Birdfeeder LLCs menu include drinks, cigarettes, snacks and


miscellaneous items like condoms and toilet paper.
ers that he puts up around bars
and some restaurants. Falen
also hands out fliers when hes
working as a DJ on the weekends.
Fowler said he plans to keep

up the delivery service even after he goes back to school.


Edited by Alyssa Scott
and Jacob Clemen

World Fashion Show spotlights diversity, culture


MARISSA KAUFMANN
@mariss193
The rich cultural diversity of the University will be
showcased tonight at the
World Fashion Show. The
Student Union Activities
cultural programming committee is hosting the fashion
show and will have various
campus groups walk the catwalk, model, dance and table
at the event.
Sam Eastes, a sophomore
from Pratt and the cultural
programming coordinator
for SUA, said the representation of these cultures is
not something you will find
on a daily basis on campus.
Cultural organizations participating in the event will
be modeling both traditional and contemporary styles
from their culture and will
show how they have brought
their culture to the University, as well as what they are
doing with it here, Eastes
said.
Fashion Show attendees will
also be able to experience
the cultures through taste.
Eastes said the event will be
serving authentic dishes from
KU Catering such as sushi, a

Mediterranean platter, hummus, baba ghanoush, dolmas


and more.
This will be the third year of
the fashion show, and it will
lead up to the Universitys International Education Week.
The participating organizations include: KU Jeeva, Paraguayan Student Association,
Soka Gakkai International,
Chinese Students & Scholars Friendship Association,
Korean Student Association,
Peruvian Organization of
Lawrence, First Nations Student Association, Hispanic
American Leadership Organization and individual performers Melanie D'Souza and
Shiho Takigani.
Mariah Givens, a senior
from Olathe, will be the MC
for the event. She was the
cultural programming coordinator for the event last year.
The fashion show will be on
the fifth floor of the Kansas
Union in the Ballroom, and
admission is free.

SPOTLIGHT: FIRST NATIONS


STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Freddy Gipp, vice president


of the First Nations Student
Association and a junior
from Lawrence, is participat-

ing this year in the show for


the second time. He will be
wearing what he calls regalia,
which was designed by the
Sioux Tribe and is a handmade outfit including beadwork, Gipp said. He will also
be wearing a headdress that
comes with eagle feathers. After modeling, he will be dancing the grass dance, which he
said is a warrior dance that
originates from the Omaha
Tribe of Nebraska.
Performing alongside Gipp
will be Landri James, a junior
from Lawrence, who will be
wearing a jingle dress. He said
it is handmade with hundreds
of jingles sewed on, which
constitutes rows and rows of
beautiful noise. He said these
jingles, which are primarily gold, are very pretty, and
the dress itself is a multitude
of colors, but mostly white.
James will be performing a
jingle dress dance, which is
a medicine dance or healing
dance that came from the
Ojibwe Tribe.
We usually dance competition-based, but it is good
to give back to the community and showcase our talent
and bring about recognition,
Gipp said.

SPOTLIGHT: KU JEEVA

KU Jeeva will be performing


a fusion of dance styles including Bollywood, Bhangra
and classical, said Shane
Smith, a sophomore from
Overland Park, and the club
co-captain and male lead.
It brings a diverse style mix
[of] traditional South Asian
dance styles that people do
not normally see and exposes
them to something unique,
Smith said.
The club will also be featuring three male models, including Smith, as well as Jon
Hargett, a sophomore from
Olathe, and Malin Kapoor,
a freshman from Overland
Park. They will be wearing
shervani or a kurta, which are
traditional garments, Smith
said.

SPOTLIGHT: SOKA GAKKI


INTERNATIONAL KU

Soka Gakki International KU will be tabling at the


fashion show to recruit more
members and showcase information about the clubs activities and discussions. Saatvika Rai, a fourth-year Ph.D.
University student from
Bangalore, India, and current
coordinator of SGI KU and

former club president, said


the club is a religious group.
[As] a Buddhist organization we take the principles
like humanistic values into
society, Rai said.
The club hosts discussions
and forums to pose questions
such as: How do we as individuals contribute to world
peace, how do different departments approach peace
and approach nuclear weapons, and how can we have a
world free of nuclear weapons by the year 2030?
Rai said students across the
nation are part of SGI and
all are part of the our new
clear future, which is the
name to the concept of communicating through dialogue
to discuss peaceful ways of
sharing humanistic values
across different religions and
backgrounds.
How can we reach a consensus that human life is
most valuable and we need
to create a society where you
know value is not placed
on industries or economic
growth, but actually on the
value of human life and human beings, Rai said.

Edited by Kelsie Jennings

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KU graduates take top places


in global jet design competition
RYAN MILLER

@Ryanmiller_UDK
Earlier this year, The
American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics hosted its 2013-14
Individual Undergraduate
Aircraft Design Competition. Competitors were
tasked with designing their
own jet trainer that would
train pilots. The designs
had to meet many different
regulations and requirements, and the competitors
were tasked with designing
the entire trainer, start to
finish, individually.
The winners were announced in September
and two of the three were
University students. Eleazar Lachino, a former student from East Moline, Ill.,
who graduated in August,
placed third with his Pegasus Jet Trainer Design.
Alejandra Escalera, a May
2014 graduate from La Paz,
Bolivia, took second place
with her SPICA NOX
JET design. The Kansan
had an interview with each
competitor about their experiences with the jet design competition.

KANSAN: What made you


decide to enter the competition?
ELEAZAR LACHINO: In the

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fall, we have different design electives to take, such


as aircraft design, turbine
design or spacecraft design, and I picked aircraft
design. We were informed
there would be a competition, and I decided to join
the competition because I
enjoyed it so much. It was
awesome.

ALEJANDRA

SUDOKU

ESCALERA:

Everybody has to enter at


least some competition.
You decide to take your
concentration, so I decided
to go into aircraft. I could
have decided to go to only
the undergraduate group
competition, which I did
too, but I had started working on this airplane in the
fall, and I really liked my
design. Eventually your
design becomes your baby,
like its your own work, and
I thought I could continue
into the individual competition, and it would be fun.

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KANSAN: What was the hardest part for you about the competition?

funnest part of it all was being


able to come up with different
aircraft configurations.

LACHINO: The hardest part


was the fact that we were told
it would be judged by industry
people; engineers from different firms or companies, so
we were given requirements
we were supposed to meet on
top of that industry requirement. Also we were designing
an aircraft not only better than
the T-38, but [also] meeting all
the industry rules and stuff. So
I had to meet all those regulations, which was the hardest
part.

ESCALERA: My favorite part


of the design itself was just to
be able to go from different
calculations and things like
that into a model that you can
actually see. Translating all
the work into an actual thing
is something that I really, really enjoy. Also, working with
professor Dr. Barrett was very
useful and very nice too. He
was a great professor, and he
supported us.

ESCALERA: I was about to


start senior year and I thought,
How on earth am I going to
design an aircraft? I was anxious, but also a bit scared, but
when you start working with
the professor and get working on some of these things,
it just keeps happening. One
of the hardest parts was just
balancing everything, like all
your tasks, managing everything between your classes
and the design competition,
which takes extra time. Also,
I thought, How can I make
this aircraft more unique, and
actually make it work? I think
just managing time was the
hardest part.
KANSAN: What part was your
favorite, or the most fun, aspect of the competition?
LACHINO: I have to say it was
early on in the process. There
was a point Dr. [Ron] Barrett
advised me to come up with
different aircraft configurations. That part was the most
fun because any idea that came
to my head I wrote down. The

KANSAN: How did you feel


when you found out how you
did?
LACHINO: I ended up placing
third. I was pretty happy. Im
not sure about total number
of competitors, but there were
three of us from KU. It was an
international competition; just
being in the top three made me
really happy.
ESCALERA: Its really nice to
be able to graduate with such
an award. Its really nice because these are international
competitions and when youre
second in the world, it sounds
nice. I was really happy, but I
was also really happy about not
only myself, but Eleazar for example, because he had placed
too, and actually my entire
class ended up with international awards, so finding that
out was great.
KANSAN: Where do you plan
on taking your designs next?
LACHINO: If you ask any undergrad what their final goal
is, its to be working at a big
company like Boeing or Cess-

na and just be able to design


a small part of an aircraft, one
that you can identify. For me,
its not just aircraft, Id love to
design for just about anything,
cars, appliances, anything. Designing things people havent
come up with before is what I
would like to do.

ESCALERA: Well, now I am


working in Austin, Texas, and
working for a company called
Wetzel Engineering, and what
we actually do is design the
wind turbine blades. I am
planning on going back to
grad school next year. I also
really like the aero elasticity,
and this is something that we
applied a lot in our competition designs and in my design
as well, and its something I
want to really keep studying,
so thats probably the next
step.

KANSAN: Is there anything I


havent asked about with the
competition or your experiences with it that you would
like to share?

ESCALERA: Well I think its


something that every student
could do as long as they have
the right support, which we
definitely did from the entire
faculty. You have to handle
your time well, so youre not
affecting your other classes.
Design overall is really something that I found to be passionate about, and being able
to design something, and see
it fly, or see you win a competition, then it means that you
have designed something that
can be feasible, so its great. I
really do enjoy it.
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Team captains Cassius Sendish, Nick Harwell and Ben Heeney walk to the center of the field for the coin toss. The seniors will make their last appearance at Memorial Stadium on Saturday against TCU.

JAMES HOYT/KANSAN

Bowen prepares for senior day, TCU matchup


DAN HARMSEN
@UDK_Dan

SENIOR SENDOFFS

For the final time of their


careers, 21 Kansas seniors
will play football on the field
theyve come to call home.
Thirteen starters and punter
Trevor Pardula will be among
the 21 honorees at Memorial Stadium on Saturday as
Kansas takes on No. 4 Texas
Christian at 2 p.m.
Joined hand-in-hand with
parents, brothers, sisters and
loved ones, the 21 Jayhawks
will have a moment to reflect
on their KU football journey
in the minutes before kickoff
in one of the tallest tasks of
the season. Win or lose, Saturday will be a time to ruminate, a time to say thanks and
a time to be thanked.
Were going to make sure
that we show the amount of
respect and appreciation to
these guys through the course
of this week, coach Clint
Bowen said. We make it a
point of doing that.
According to Bowen, the
team will be doing some senior-oriented things this week
leading up to the players
final game at Memorial Stadium. Often in coach-speak,
its about the game ahead
and taking things one day at
a time. This week, however,
with the final home game Saturday, Bowen says its OK to
look back a little bit.
Those team meetings the
Friday before always get a little bit emotional, Bowen said.
Those 21 will remember
getting up before the sun for
morning weight sessions, the
sprints up the hill to the Campanile in the summer heat
and the late night routes in the
biting cold. Theyll remember
the friendships, the laughs,
the tears, all this fleeting
thoughts, a flood of memories
before the last chapter.
Its a group of young men

TONY PIERSON
WIDE RECEIVER

that has seen as many new


head coaches as conference
victories. Twenty-one men
who came in looking to carry
the torch of the Orange and
Insight Bowls, looking to spin
those successes into Big 12
trophies bigger and better
football moments for this program.
Instead, they will be remembered for laying the foundation to rebuild the springboard that made Memorial
Stadium the place to be again.
[Theyre] a group of guys
that through some tough situations, tough circumstances
always stayed together, always
stayed positive a group of
guys that never quit, Bowen
said. I feel the team has a different feel to it in the locker
room. We have players over
here a lot more often when
theyre not required to be.
Despite last weeks win and
the signs that this program
is pointing in the right direction, the finality of a career
that may not see a bowl game
will hit hard. For many, football ends with graduation.
But if these players grade out
as too slow, too small or too
weak by pro scouts standards,
Bowen says they have traits
that will carry them in any endeavor they choose to pursue
after Kansas.
Anybody associated with
our program that knows Tony
[Pierson] on a day-to-day
basis is a Tony fan, Bowen
said. I dont know how you
couldnt be. The young man
is as polite and good-hearted a guy weve had in the
program for a long time. Ive
never once heard a negative
comment said about Tony in
all the time Ive been here. He
truly is a special guy.
Bowen says anything involving linebacker Ben Heeney
will be full of passion.
He wears his emotions on
his sleeve, Bowen said of
Heeney. There is no doubt

when you go to practice or


you go into a game that youre
going to get everything Ben
Heeney has to help you at
whatever the cause is.
Michael Reynolds is known
for his quick-twitch ability on
the field, but it's his studious
nature that has Bowen buzzing.
Michael goes in there and
he studies the person hes going to go against, Bowen said.
Hes into breaking down offensive tackles, most of the
time that guys past sets, that
guys tendencies. He takes a
big approach to the game.
Name a position on the defense, and there is a good
chance Victor Simmons has
played it. Simmons' versatility
has never been questioned in
his four seasons at Kansas.
You talk about (Victor Simmons) going from safety to
a linebacker, to now we have
him rushing the quarterback,
Bowen said. Hes an intelligent man.
The list goes on. Their stories
are unique and personal, but
their effort and passion are no
different.
Their names may not encircle Kivisto Field in the Ring
of Honor. Heeneys might. But
what they did for this program
may mean so much more than
their name emblazoned for
show. When so many could
have packed it in after all the
humiliating defeats and the
late-game miscues, they dug
deeper. Kansas football is better because of it.
I think we have tremendous seniors on this team that
deserve all the appreciation
were going to show them,
Bowen said.

BOWEN REMEMBERS
HIS LAST GAME

Of the 19 seasons Bowen has


spent with Kansas football,
three of those came with a set
of pads on his shoulders and a
helmet on his head.

TREVOR PARDULA
PUNTER/KICKER

JAMES HOYT/KANSAN

Coach Clint Bowen looks toward the Memorial Stadium video board on Nov. 7. Bowen said in his Tuesday press conference he remembers his senior night Nov. 20, 1993, when Kansas defeated Missouri 28-0.
Bowen has an acute memory
of the day he said goodbye to
Memorial Stadium in his blue
jersey.
The part I remember is
I remember on the Friday
night meeting before we got
to address the team as seniors in the meeting, Bowen
said. Seeing some guys who
always pretend to be pretty
tough get up there and cry like
little girls, myself included.
But senior days, bittersweet
as they can be, can stick in the
memory bank long after they
are over for good reasons.
It was against Missouri,
Bowen said about his final
game in Lawrence back on
Nov. 20, 1993. We shut them
out 28-0. It wasnt even close.
Non-competitive.

TCU PHYSICAL, NOT GIMMICKY

The senior say matchup is


against a team with just one
blemish beside its name, the
(8-1, 5-1) TCU Horned Frogs.
A large part of their success
is the defense, which allows
just 22.3 points per game and
held No. 7 Kansas State to 20

MICHAEL REYNOLDS
LINEBACKER

this past week.


TCU is a very talented team
playing at a high level, Bowen said. Gary Patterson has
done a tremendous job. In all
honesty, the last 10 years Ive
spent countless hours in the
offseason watching TCUs defense trying to steal ideas because hes been one of the best
defensive coaches in college
football for a long time.
But the offense is whats
different this season for the
Horned Frogs from last seasons (4-8, 2-7) team. The unit
averages 47.2 points per game
as opposed to 25.1 last season.
[Quarterback Trevone Boykin] is gifted with his athletic
ability, speed, change of direction, all of that, Bowen said.
He has a cannon for an arm.
Bowen said the key for a
victorious senior send-off is
keeping athletic TCU players
like Boykin from getting out
on an island where Kansas
will have to make one-on-one
tackles, and always swarming
to the ball.
This TCU offense, like Baylor, is often misunderstood.

VICTOR SIMMONS
LINEBACKER

People get confused with


open style of offense, Bowen said. They automatically think that this is a gimmick-type offense or its a
pass-first offense. Theyre a
knock-you-off-the-ball-type
mentality. If they can do that
the whole game, thats actually
their preference.

NEWS AND NOTES

Freshman Darious Crawley


has been permanently moved
to running back for this season because of his quickness
and speed.

INJURIES

Were getting better on that


front, Bowen said. This
week, Keon [Stowers] will
be back in there, Andrew
[Bolton] will back in there, Joe
Gibson gets battled through
and continues to play. DeAndre Mann has a chance to get
back in this week. Our biggest
concern now is Ngalu [Fusimalohi]. Ngalu is probably
pretty questionable.
Edited by Alyssa Scott

BEN HEENEY
LINEBACKER

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014

KANSAS

46 63 109

EMPORIA STATE

25 31 56

KANSAS STAT LEADERS


POINTS

ASSISTS

REBOUNDS

Ellis

Mason

Alexander

KANSAS

Kansas 109 | Emporia State 56

BASKETBALL
REWIND
SCHEDULE

T0s

Fri, Nov. 14

UCSB at Kansas

Lawrence

Tue, Nov. 18

Kansas at Kentucky

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

4-6

Mon, Nov. 24

Rider at Kansas

Lawrence

1-3

Thu, Nov. 27

Kansas at Rhode Island

Kissimmee, Fla.

Landen Lucas

13

4-5

Fri, Nov. 28

Kansas at TBD

Kissimmee, Fla.

Devonte Graham

10

3-5

Sun, Nov. 30

Kansas at TBD

Kissimmee, Fla.

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 3

1-5

Hunter Mickelson

11

4-5

Fri, Dec. 5

Florida at Kansas

Lawrence

Other Players

34

9-23

14

Wed, Dec. 10

Kansas at Georgetown

Washington, DC

TOTAL

109

39-67

45

26

13

Sat, Dec. 13

Utah at Kansas

Kansas City, Mo.

Sat, Dec. 20

Lafayette at Kansas

Lawrence

Mon, Dec. 22

Kansas at Temple

Philadelphia, Penn.

Tue, Dec. 30

Kent State at Kansas

Lawrence

PLAYER

PTS

Cliff Alexander

12

6-10

Frank Mason

11

4-5

Perry Ellis

13

Kelly Oubre Jr.

FG-FGA REBS A

EMPORIA STATE
PLAYER

PTS

FG-FGA

REBS

T0s

Jay Temaat

16

4-10

Sun, Jan. 4

UNLV at Kansas

Lawrence

Terrence Moore

3-11

Kansas at Baylor

Waco, Texas

1-2

Wed, Jan. 7

Spenser Gales

Josh Pedersen

1-4

Sat, Jan. 10

TT at Kansas

Lawrence

Terrence Sardin

2-5

Tue, Jan. 13

Okla. St. at Kansas

Lawrence

Perryonte Smith

1-4

Sat, Jan. 17

Kansas at Iowa State

Ames, Iowa

Jevon Taylor

1-7

Tyler Jordan

1-4

Mon, Jan. 19

Oklahoma at Kansas

Lawrence

Other Players

1-4

15

Sat, Jan. 24

Kansas at Texas

Austin, Texas

TOTAL

56

15-51

29

20

Wed, Jan. 28

Kansas at TCU

Fort Worth, Texas

Sat, Jan. 31

Kansas State at Kansas

Lawrence

Mon, Feb. 2

Iowa State at Kansas

Lawrence

Sat, Feb. 7

Kansas at Okla. St.

Stillwater, Okla.

Tue, Feb. 10

Kansas at TT

Lubbock, Texas

Sat, Feb. 14

Baylor at Kansas

Lawrence

Mon, Feb. 16

Kansas at West Virginia

Morgantown, W.V.

Sat, Feb. 21

TCU at Kansas

Lawrence

Mon, Feb. 23

Kansas at Kansas State

Manhattan, Kan.

Sat, Feb. 28

Texas at Kansas

Lawrence

Tue, March 3

West Virginia at Kansas

Lawrence

Sat, March 7

Kansas at Oklahoma

Norman, Okla.

GAME TO REMEMBER
Cliff Alexander, forward
Freshman forward Cliff Alexander didnt sub in
until 10 minutes left in the first half and missed
his first two shots, but he finished with four
points in the first half. The second half was a
different story. Alexander scored eight points on
4-for-6 shooting. All four baskets in the second
half came from dunks. Alexander also grabbed a
team-high six rebounds.

Alexander

GAME TO FORGET
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, guard
Freshman guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk made
his first start in his young Kansas career, but
his nervousness showed. He missed his first
four 3-pointers and didnt record a basket
until 10 minutes left in the second half. Svi
played 18 minutes and scored three points
on 1-for-5 shooting. All five shots were from
3-point range.

KEY PLAYS
Mykhailiuk

Traylor received the feed in the paint from Wayne Selden Jr. He drove
to the lane and finished in traffic. This propelled Kansas to its largest
lead of the half so far, which was 12 points. Traylor finished at the line
to extend the lead to 13.

UNSUNG HERO
Devonte Graham, guard
The Jayhawks were cold before freshman guard
Devonte Graham subbed in. Before Graham
came in for Svi, Kansas led Emporia State by
only eight points. After the sub, Graham scored
eight points and had three assists, and the Jayhawks finished the half with a 21-point lead.

Jamari Traylors up and under and-one at the 6:43 mark of the first half

Devonte Grahams alley-oop to Landen Lucas at the 5:11 mark in the


first half

S
BONU
GS
SAVIN

Selden ran the floor and found Ellis wide open for the huge oop. Before
Ellis even caught the pass, Selden was already on his way down the
floor to get back on defense. Seldens defensive energy sent a surge
through the rest of the team, leading to Emporia State turnovers and
easy baskets in the lane for Kansas.
Cliff Alexanders block and dunk at the 13:29 mark in the second half

Graham forced Emporia State guard Perryonte Smith into an over-andback. On the next possession, Graham ran the floor and found Lucas in
the paint for an easy alley-oop finish, continuing Kansas momentum.

Alexander sent an Emporia State shot flying into the backcourt to


sophomore Frank Mason. Mason found Alexander in the paint and
rewarded the big man for his defensive effort with an enormous fast
break dunk in the lane.

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THE DAILY DEBATE


Whos the best team in the NBA?

By Griffin Hughes
@GriffinJHughes

TORONTO

n the NBA, one can never


tell who the best team really
is until two and a half weeks
after the All-Star break. But
no matter where we are in the
season, there are some things
you can see from each team
that makes you think, Yup, this
is the best team.
While Golden State seems like
the obvious choice considering
they score more than any team
in the stingy Western Conference and have probably the
best backcourt in the NBA in
the Splash Brothers, there is
another team from across the
northern border that has a lethal combination of power and
speed. Not only do they have
the athletic and scoring talent,
they have defensive strength
like few others and a certain
fire that only the cold reality of
playing second fiddle to every
American team can ignite; and
they play under a mascot that
encapsulates it all.
Raptors.
Yes our friends from Toronto

have the best team in all of


the Association because they
have all the pieces of not only
a championship caliber team,
but also the flash and flair of a
Globetrotter-esque road show.
Yeah, they have all the basic
makings of a championship
winning team. Theyre top
of the Eastern Conference in
points for and third in points
against; theyre winning the
close games all one of them
that theyve had and theyre
fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio.
They do the little things well:
shooting 79 percent from the
free throw line and 45 percent
from the floor. They play gritty
and nasty on the defensive side,
holding their opponents to
under 1.3 points per shot and
just 35 percent from three.
But the stats dont tell the
whole story. DeMar DeRozan
is a matchup nightmare to
opposing guards. Standing at 6
feet 7 inches and 220 pounds,
DeRozan is an absolute beast in
the paint and in transition, and
he leads the team with nearly
23 points per game. Kyle Lowry
is your typical point guard: hes
fast and cunning with great
vision and an explosive second

step, but he also averages more


than four rebounds per game
while at the same time leading
Toronto in assists.
This is a Raptors team built
from flex players and place-fitters. Theres no guy or two guys
who are consistently expected
to get the job done, and whose
shoulders the fate of the team
rests on. Even DeRozan is
allowed to have an off night,
as Toronto defeated OKC by
12 in DeRozans worst game of
the season so far this year: He
had just 16 points on 4-for-12
shooting.
Theyre not the flashy statsheet fillers we expect from a
championship team, but theyve
clearly taken a more San Antonio-y route to winning a title.
They play as five men united
as one team on the floor at all
times. Yes they have stars and
dominant scorers like DeRozan,
but the team is built on old
school principles: disciplined
guards surrounded by fast
wings and tough, gritty defense.
This is a team that is built to
last, and one that will last all the
way through the season.
Edited by Jacob Clemen

By Sean Collins
@Seanzie

GOLDEN STATE
No, its not the San Antonio
Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers or
the Oklahoma City Thunder,
for now at least. The Golden
State Warriors have proven to
be more than championship
caliber so far this year.
Point guard Stephen Curry
is leading the league in scoring after the first three weeks
of play, averaging 27.7 points
and 7.2 assists per game
(eighth in the league). Curry
has also been a pest on the
defensive end of the ball with
3.5 steals per game.
Curry isnt the only one
getting work done on offense
so far; his fellow Splash
Brother Klay Thompson
has put up 23.8 points per
game, which is seventh in the
league. Thompson had a huge
game against the Los Angeles
Lakers on Nov. 1, scoring a
career-high 41 points.
Golden State as a team
is ranked third in points
per game, as well as points
allowed, making them not

only the offensive juggernaut


they have been the past few
years, but also a defensive
powerhouse.
Despite suffering their
first loss of the season to the
Phoenix Suns on Sunday, the
Warriors began the season
with five straight wins,
including three against the
Western Conferences finest
in the Los Angeles Clippers,
Portland Trail Blazers and
Houston Rockets. The Warriors also won big on the road
against the upstart Sacramento Kings 95-77.
The Warriors have the street
cleared for them to make
a title run. The Spurs have
looked shaky in their title
defense, holding a 3-3 record,
while the Oklahoma City
Thunder have been destroyed
by injuries to superstars
Kevin Durant and Russell
Westbrook, and the Rockets
lost small forward Chandler
Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason.
Although the Rockets have
also been off to a hot start
with a 6-1 record, they rely
too heavily on their stars
James Harden and Dwight

Howard, and have little depth


off the bench. Houston did
gain Trevor Ariza in the
offseason, which adds 3-point
shooting the spread the
floor. If anyone is going to
challenge the Warriors thus
far, itll be the Rockets.
For the past five years,
teams in the Eastern Conference have looked much
weaker than teams in the
West. The Cavs have struggled to begin the season, but
look to be improving after a
herculean effort by LeBron
James to record a triple double in Mondays win against
the Pelicans. The Chicago
Bulls will also be a force in
the East due to Derrick Roses
return, and the Miami Heat
with Chris Bosh and Dwyane
Wade have looked sharp as
well.
However, even within the
tough Western Conference,
the Warriors have proven
to be dominant thus far in
the early season, and come
springtime, will have a good
chance at the Larry O Brien
trophy.
Edited by Jordan Fox

DAILY DEBATE RESULTS: NOV. 11, 2014

Should fans have rushed the field after this weekends win?
NO: 53%

YES: 47%

32 people polled

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Self pleased with play of his backup big men


BLAIR SHEADE
@RealBlairSheady

If you look at the stat sheet,


you couldnt pick out the best
players on the court Tuesday
night against the Emporia
State Hornets. Eight players
scored in double-digits to
close out the exhibition stint
of the 2014 season.
Among the eight players
who scored in double-figures,
five were players who came
off the bench. Freshman Cliff
Alexander and sophomores
Hunter
Mickelson
and
Landen Lucas didnt start,
but they scored double-digit
points during the 109-56
Kansas win.
Emporia State coach Shaun
Vandiver called the Kansas
big men GAMs, or grown
ass men, because he thought
the frontcourt of Kansas is a
strong and physical group of
guys.
Kansas started with juniors
Perry Ellis and Jamari Traylor,
with Ellis finishing with
13 points. All five big men

played more than 12 minutes,


which is something coach Bill
Self doesnt anticipate during
the regular season.
The guys getting 18
minutes will get more like
10 minutes, Self said. Perry
[Ellis] will get his, though.
Self said he thought Lucas
and Mickelson played the best
out of the five big men. Lucas
scored 13 points and grabbed
four rebounds during 12
minutes of playing time.
Landen
Lucas
has
improved, Self said. The
thing Landen does better
than our other bigs, Jamari
[Traylor] and Perry [Ellis]
have a great feel for the game,
but Landen has the best feel
for the guys coming off the
bench without question. Hes
smart.
Self said Lucas has improved
the most of anyone on the
team, and Lucas reminds Self
of former Jayhawk forward
Jeff Withey.
He is still just a
sophomore, Self said about
Lucas improvements. Think

about Jeff Withey and what


he did. [Withey] never got
into the game until he was
a junior, and he ended up
playing in the league. Landen
[Lucas] hasnt gotten to that
point, but Landen is on that
same uptick.
The other sophomore who
fans havent seen much of is
Hunter Mickelson, who had
to sit out last season due to
transferring from Arkansas
in 2012.
Mickelson was the second
big man off the bench
replacing Lucas. Mickelson
scored 10 points during his
14 minutes.
I
thought
Hunter
[Mickelson] played great,
Self said. I would put Hunter
[Mickelson] and Landen
[Lucas] in a higher category
about what they did to help
our team.
Mickelson and Lucas scored
14 second-half points off
the bench and were the best
players off the bench, Self said.
The two sophomores only
contributed eight rebounds,

but five of the eight rebounds


were offensive rebounds that
resulted in 10 points.
Self said he wasnt pleased
with how freshman forward
Cliff Alexander played, even
though Alexander was the
second leading scorer on the
team with 12 points.
[Alexander] got off 10
shots in 13 minutes so that
may be a record, Self said
sarcastically.
[Alexander]
didnt play well enough
to score 12 points, in my
opinion. He really struggled
when he first got in, but then
he got comfortable and got a
couple easy baskets.
Self played all 15 guys
tonight, and 11 played 10
minutes or more, but that
wont be the case once Kansas
faces its first Division I
opponent University of
California Santa Barbara
on Friday at 7 p.m.
I still see us playing nine or
10 guys, but we wont play all
11, at least, Self said.
Edited by Kelsey Phillips

GEORGE MULLINIX /KANSAN

Freshman forward Cliff Alexander slams the ball down for a dunk. The
highly recruited freshman scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Kansas defeated Emporia State 109-56.

GEORGE MILLINIX/KANSAN

Devonte Graham and the rest of the Jayhawks dance after Evan Mannings 3-pointer late in the second half.
Kansas defeated Emporia State 109-56 in Allen Field House.

THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Youd think he is like 40, 41, one of


those older guys, because his knowledge is off the charts. Its really crazy
that he is only a few years older than
us. He was raised by a legend.
Minnesota guard DeAndre
Mathieu on Richard Pitino
USA Today

FACT OF THE DAY

University of Central Florida made


the tournament in 1996 with a
record of 10-18, making it the
team with the worst record to ever
make the NCAA tournament.
USA Today

TRIVIA OF THE DAY

Q: North Dakota States head


coach Saul Phillips left after last
season ended. What school does
he currently coach at?
A: Ohio

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THE MORNING BREW


Early games can make or break a college basketball season

ollege basketballs biggest


games will take place in
March, but most teams
seasons or tournament contention
hopes will be defined by the first
few weeks of the year.
Kansas basketball starts its season
quickly, with the second regular
season game of the year against topranked Kentucky in the Champions
Classic in Indianapolis. Afterward, the Jayhawks play a series
of unranked teams in the Orlando
Classic before a matchup with seventh-ranked Florida in December.
Kansas results in games against
Florida and Kentucky will set the
tone for the rest of the season.
Still, a loss to either Kentucky or
Florida would not make or break
the season. It would be a surprise if
the Jayhawks didnt win an eleventh-straight Big XII title.
Smaller programs, however, have
more at stake in the first few weeks
of the season.
UC Santa Barbara could make a
huge statement with a road win, or

By Skylar Rolstad
@SkyRolSports

at least a respectable performance,


against the Jayhawks on Friday
night. The Gauchos went 21-9 last
season and missed the tournament.
Rick Pitinos Louisville will be pitted against his son Richard Pitinos
Minnesota team Friday night in a
game that would be more than just
a win against his father for Richard
Pitino. Minnesota narrowly missed
the tournament last year but won
the NIT.
That game is huge for Minnesota,
a team that arguably should have
made the tournament last season. It
is early statement wins that can put
a team inside or outside the bubble.
Look at a team like North Dakota

State. The Bison made the


NCAA tournament last
year with a 26-7 record and
a Summit League championship. They ended up
sending 5-seed Oklahoma
home in the first game of
the NCAA tournament.
Right now, North Dakota
State doesnt have a single
ranked opponent on its
schedule except for the
10th-ranked Texas Longhorns. If the Bison cant
repeat a Summit League championship and a tournament berth, it
might be because of a weak schedule. A potential upset against Texas
on Friday could make or break the
season for NDSU.
With a young team that features
only one senior, Lawrence Alexander, NDSU doesnt look set to
repeat as a 12-seed in the tournament. The teams fate might hinge
on an upset win against Texas or a
win in the conference tournament
at the end of the year.

The early going


in college
basketball
is certainly
a lot more
meaningful than in
college football.
Instead of
landslide-loss
cash grabs for
small schools,
some bubble teams
have opportunities
to make a quick case for the NCAA
tournament.
The precarious position of topranked teams as the season quickly
picks up highlights the parity of
college basketball. It is inevitable that there will be surprising
upsets in March, but the real test
for small-conference schools and
bubble teams is to use strength of
schedule to their advantage.
Edited by Jacob Clemen

This week in athletics


Wednesday
Womens volleyball
Kansas State
7 p.m.
Manhattan

Friday

Thursday

Saturday
Football
TCU
2 p.m.
Lawrence

Mens basketball
UC Santa Barbara
7 p.m.
Lawrence

No events

Sunday
Womens basketball
South Dakota
2 p.m.
Lawrence

Monday

Tuesday

No events

Mens basketball
Kentucky
8 p.m.
Indianapolis, Ind.

Womens soccer
Missouri
1 p.m.
Lawrence

Cross country
NCAA Midwest
Regional
Noon
Peoria, Ill.

TCU jumps to No. 4 in College Football Playoff rankings


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For TCU, a potential berth in
the inaugural College Football
Playoff never has felt closer.
The Horned Frogs (8-1, 5-1
in Big 12) climbed to No. 4
in Tuesday's updated CFP
rankings, inside the projected
four-team mix of playoff participants.
But the Horned Frogs' climb,
which allowed them to pass
No. 5 Alabama (8-1) in the
race for the pivotal fourth position, should come with the
same warning that drivers see
when checking their rearview
mirrors: "Objects in mirror are
closer than they appear."
In TCU's case, the most notable object to monitor is No.
7 Baylor. The Bears (8-1, 5-1),
who share the Big 12 lead with
TCU and defeated the Frogs
61-58 on Oct. 11, climbed five

spots in Week Three of the


CFP rankings, released after
two days of face-to-face meetings in Grapevine.
Unlike in past weeks, when
CFP officials cited the Bears'
soft nonconference schedule
as a reason to keep the Bears
out of their top-10 teams, Baylor received praise Tuesday
night from Jeff Long, the CFP
committee chairman. Long
cited Saturday's 48-14 rout of
then-No. 15 Oklahoma, which
marked Baylor's first victory
in school history in Norman,
Okla., as a reason why the
Bears are back in the national title mix following a week
marked by losses from four of
the top 10 teams in last week's
CFP rankings.
Tuesday's top two spots, in
a shakeup, went to No. 1 Mississippi State (9-0) and No. 2
Oregon (9-1), which slipped

past No. 3 Florida State (9-0).


But the notable moves came
from TCU, which slipped past
Alabama, and Baylor, which is
positioned to capitalize if the
frontrunners stumble down
the stretch.
TCU opened the most eyes
with its climb into the top four,
with Long citing the Frogs' 4120 victory against then-No. 7
Kansas State as a deciding factor to slide TCU ahead of Alabama.
Long said TCU and Alabama
remain "so close, they're almost indistinguishable" from
one another in the estimation
of committee members. But at
this point, the CFP folks "give
a very slight edge to TCU" in
that comparison.
Baylor received one of the
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top handful of teams with
only one loss on its season
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And the Bears, like TCU,
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the four-team playoff bracket
is set. How committee members compare the two teams
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boost its schedule strength
with late-season victories
against Oklahoma State (5-4,
3-3) and No. 13 Kansas State
(7-2, 5-1). TCU, on the other hand, will not face a team
with a winning record the rest
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COMMENTARY

Concussion
doesnt slow down
Brannen Greene

By Ben Felderstein
@Ben_Felderstein

fter exiting the first


preseason game
early with a concussion, sophomore guard
Brannen Greene came into
the Emporia State game
with a lot to prove. Last
season, Greene often found
himself in coach Bill Self s
infamous Dog House.
The beginning of the
week, my head hurt a bit
and I was dizzy, Greene
said of his concussion. Towards the end of the week, I
started to feel a little better.
I still had a little stiffness
in my neck, but I was just
anxious to get on the floor
and help my team.
Greenes talent and athletic ability have never been
the issue, as Self said last
season that Greene is an
NBA talent. His problem
has always been off-thecourt issues.
The Georgia native didnt
start for the second straight
game, but he came off
the bench to provide big
minutes. In the first half,
Greene recorded seven
points on 1-for-2 shooting
from beyond the arc and
was 4-for-4 from the free
throw line.
Feeling hot from the first
half, Greene fired up an
open three on his first look
of the second half and sunk
it, putting Kansas up 30. At
6-foot-7, Greene is tall for
the guard position and is a
plus-defender because of it.
Greene isnt afraid to
shoot the ball, and he put
up seven shots throughout
the course of the game.
While he was only able
to make two of them, the
looks were solid. As the
season goes on and Greene
begins to find his stroke,
his shooting percentage
should rise, and so should
his minutes played. Greene
finished with 10 points in
the contest, matching his
career high.
When the popcorns
popping, things are a little
different, Greene said
about the difference between practice and games.
Things are always more
intense during the games.
Greene plays with a lot of
emotion on the court and
involves himself in nearly
every play. On defense, he is
always in the players face,
barking and intimidating.
Whenever Greene was on
the court last season, he
played productive minutes;
the key is limiting his offthe-court issues so he can
contend for big minutes in
the rotation. Greene can be
a knockdown shooter for
Kansas he just needs to
play.
Brannen sometimes
leaves a little bit to desire in practice, Self said.
Brannen got his nose dirty
and went after the ball. He
played hard.
Edited by Kelsey Phillips

GEORGE MULLINIX/KANSAN
Redshirt sophomore forward Landen Lucas grabs Devonte Grahams alley-oop and dunks in the first half against Emporia State on Tuesday. Lucas finished with 13 points and 3 rebounds.

BUZZKILL

Eight players score in double digits as Kansas thrashes Emporia State 109-56
KYLE PAPPAS
@kylepap

Heading into its second


and final exhibition contest
against Division II opponent
Emporia State, No. 5 Kansas
was expected to thrash the
Hornets while getting significant minutes from the majority of its roster.
It did both Tuesday night at
Allen Fieldhouse, dismantling
Emporia State 109-56 and
receiving 10 or more points
from eight different players.
We played a lot better tonight, coach Bill Self said. I
thought we looked more cohesive, the ball moved pretty
good, we looked semi-organized at times. Not great, but
pretty good.
The Jayhawks got off to a slow
start, missing four of their
first six shot attempts. That
included back-to-back misses from behind the arc from
guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk;
the freshman had three of the
Jayhawks four misses before
being subbed out around five

minutes in.
To be honest, in the first half
[Emporia States] zone slowed
us down a little bit and then
obviously we didnt make any
shots, I mean we didnt make
any shots at all, Self said. We
actually executed fairly well,
but were 1-of-9 from three.
Though after the first media timeout, Kansas kicked
into gear, putting together a
swift 12-3 run highlighted by
a Brannen Greene 3-pointer.
Junior forward Jamari Traylor
was impressive in the post early on, recording seven points
on 3-of-3 shooting in the first.
He also collected three rebounds to co-lead the team at
halftime.
Following a team-leading
14 points and nine rebounds
against Washburn, freshman forward Cliff Alexander
didnt see his first action until
around 10 minutes into the
contest. After entering, the
freshman promptly picked
up two fouls in fewer than 30
seconds. He was replaced by
Traylor after just two minutes.

Possibly related to Alexanders lack of playing time, Kansas anticipated advantage in


the paint simply wasnt there
early on the Hornets were
outrebounding the Jayhawks
midway through the first half.
Following a nine-block performance against Washburn,
the Jayhawks had only two by
the time the halftime buzzer
sounded.

I actually thought we got


out and defended them and
created a little havoc...
BILL SELF
Mens basketball coach

Despite its shaky start, Kansas closed the half with a nice
run and headed into the locker room possessing a 46-25
lead. Self said he was satisfied
with his teams defensive performance in the first period.
I actually thought we got

out and defended them and


created a little havoc, and our
ball-screen defense was a little
better, he said. Its nothing
to be too excited about, but
its a lot better than it was last
week.
The Jayhawks kept the momentum after the break, as
one of the better sequences of
the night occurred just after
play resumed in the second.
Three minutes into the half,
sophomore guard Wayne
Selden Jr. tossed a quick alley-oop to junior forward
Perry Ellis that evoked a boisterous roar from the Allen
Fieldhouse crowd. Attempting to mount a quick counter, the Hornets moved the
ball down the court, only for
sophomore guard Tyler Jordans layup to be rejected by
Traylor at the other end. With
a commanding 31-point lead
and the 16,000-plus in attendance on their feet, Kansas
never looked back.
Alexander turned things
around in a major way in
the second half as well. The

freshman threw down a series of powerful dunks over


hapless Emporia State defenders, scoring eight consecutive
points for Kansas at one juncture.
[Alexander] had the building going crazy, I dont think it
got as loud as it did there prior to that point, Traylor said.
Thats just what he can bring
to the table; hes a dog.
Alexander and sophomore
forward Landen Lucas both
turned in impressive stat lines
for the Jayhawks. Alexander
finished the night with 12
points and six rebounds and
Lucas contributed a 13 points
on 4-5 shooting in only 12
minutes of play. For Emporia
State, sophomore guard Jay
Temaat led the way with 16
points off of the bench.
Kansas returns to action this
Friday for a home tilt with
UC Santa Barbara. Itll be the
Jayhawks first official regular-season game and will be
broadcasted live on ESPN3.

Edited by Casey Hutchins

Kansas takes momentum into K-State match


MATT CORTE
@Corte_UDK

Last time the Jayhawks and


Kansas State played each other, it took five grueling sets
for the Wildcats to get a win
in what can be described as
the epitome of a sports rivalry game.
On Wednesday night, Kansas (18-7, 6-5) hopes to leave
its own mark on the Sunflower Showdown by beating
Kansas State (20-5, 7-4) in
Manhattan.
"This game has more impact
on the standings than the last
couple years have," coach Ray
Bechard said. "We are trying
to maintain our goals: top
half of the conference, even
top three in the conference,
and the NCAA Tournament.
You have to play very well to
get a win on the road in this
league and all of those things
kind of come together with
our opportunity in Manhattan."
One of the goals, placing top
three in conference, looked
dim after Kansas opened
conference play with three
straight losses.
Now, the team is just one

win away against Kansas


State from tying the Wildcats
for third in the Big 12.
Unlike Kansas State who
lost its previous match to
Texas, Kansas comes into the
match with a bit of momentum as the team has won its
last two matches.
And not only are the Jayhawks coming in strong as a
team, but individually as well.
Earlier this week, Kansas swept the Big 12 weekly
awards for the second time
this season, which is the first
time in Big 12 history that a
program was able to do so
twice in a season.
Sophomore libero Cassie
Wait took home the defensive award for a second time,
freshman setter Ainise Havili
won rookie of the week for
a third time, and junior outside hitter Tiana Dockery,
perhaps the hottest swinging
Jayhawk hitter, won her first
offensive weekly award of the
season.
"We want to see her consistently be at the level she
is now, that's the challenge
for even the great players,"
Bechard said of Dockery.
"You have to figure out how

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The Jayhawks head into the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State on Wednesday. Kansas has won its
last two games, and K-State lost its previous match.
to bring some form of consistency from that level. That
way, we know each night
what we are going to get out
(of her). It would be tough to
get 20 kills every night out,
but for her to take big swings
and be competitive like that is
certainly what the Jayhawks
need."

What the match could come


down to is not the play of
each teams upperclassmen
like Dockery, but instead, its
underclassmen.
Both Kansas and Kansas
State have at least 10 underclassman on its rosters, with
each team possessing a freshman stud to boast.

Kansas Havili leads not just


all Big 12 Freshman in assists,
but the entire conference in
assists with 1,066 for the season, and Kansas State freshman outside Kylee Zumach
leads Big 12 Freshman in kills
(337) and kills per set (3.62)
Edited by Logan Schlossberg