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thursday, january 22, 2009 volume 120 issue 83

All contents, unless stated otherwise, 2009 The University Daily Kansan
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The President plans sign an executive order that will close the
detention center within a year. InTERnATIOnAl 7A
Afer a week of school, homework
assignments are being handed out
and to-do lists are growing. Its also
time to spend hundreds of dollars
on textbooks, if it hasnt happened
already. With the gloomy economy,
more students are turning to alter-
native bookstores in search of the
cheapest textbooks.
Brandon Goodrich, Dallas ffh-
year senior, says he usually buys
his books at University Book Shop
and sells them to Half Price Books,
where he receives between $20 to
$80 for one semesters worth of
books. Te store has about 2,000
textbooks, Kelly Cline, manager of
Half Price books, said.
Another place students can turn
to is Beat the Bookstore, located on
Massachusetts Street. Shireen Kuk-
ereja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ju-
nior, bought a biology book for $78
at the Jayhawk Bookstore last week,
but saw the same book for $10 less at
Beat Te Bookstore.
Ill most defnitely go back,
Kukereja said.
Denise Keating, Beat the Book-
store co-owner, said her store expe-
rienced problems this semester be-
cause some professors didnt turn in
their book request lists on time.
Beat Te Bookstore buys all of its
books from students and the store
guarantees to sell them back at the
cheapest price in Lawrence, Keating
said. She also said that if the store
wasnt buying a book back but an-
other store was, employees would
tell students where to go.
Students can also turn to online
resources to fnd inexpensive books.
One Web site,, helps
students by comparing textbook
prices from multiple online mer-
chants, for free.
It takes the difculty out of
comparing prices, Jef Sherwood,
founder of, said. It
only covers merchants with proven
track records.
In addition to Web sites such as and, stu-
dents are also turning to Craigslist.
com. allows students to
sell their books, or any other item,
for whatever price they want. Some-
times, the exchange can be done in
person, which cuts down on ship-
ping costs and ensures the transac-
tion is safe.
Eli Underwood, Lenexa fresh-
man, posted his algebra book on the
If I cant get the price I want it to
sell for on Craigslist, I go to other
sources on the Web, Underwood
said. Its kind of hit-or-miss. You
can fnd some good deals on there.
Tough there are several options
for textbook purchases, some stu-
dents prefer to go to campus book-
Katy Redman, Grand Island, Neb.
junior, usually goes to the KU Book-
store each year because its conve-
Im on campus anyway, and the
people are really nice, Redman
Edited by Melissa Johnson
Web sites
ofer cheap
More than 1,600 theater students
from nearly 100 Midwest colleges
are on campus and in Lawrence
this week for a theater festival that
hasnt been at the University of
Kansas for 20 years.
For the first time since 1989 the
University is hosting the annual
Kennedy Center American College
Theater Festival for Region 5.
The festival, which began Sunday
and ends Saturday, includes perfor-
mances, workshops and competi-
tions in acting, design and other
Its a celebration of American
college theater, Jim Peterson,
technical director for University
Theatre, said.
The festival takes place in
Murphy Hall and in several loca-
tions around Lawrence, including
the Lied Center and the Lawrence
Arts Center.
Participants are expected to
bring $1.1 million to the local
economy, Peterson said. The par-
ticipants come from colleges in
Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota and South
Peterson said more than 125
students, faculty and staff in the
department of theatre and film had
been planning the festival for more
than a year and were volunteer-
ing at events, workshops and per-
formances throughout the week.
Some of the KU student volunteers
are also competing during the fes-
Its a very exciting event to gath-
er that many students, faculty and
staff in all academic disciplines and
bring them all together for this big
celebration, Peterson said.
Spencer Holdren, Topeka senior,
is both a volunteer and a partici-
pant in the festival. He is one of 12
KU students participating in the
Irene Ryan Competition, an act-
ing competition named after the
actress who played Granny on
The Beverly Hillbillies.
Holdren and his acting partner,
Spencer Lott, Lawrence junior, per-
formed a three-minute scene from
the 1980s play Eastern Standard
for judges in Mondays preliminary
Out of the 308 students com-
peting in the preliminary round,
Holdren and Lott were one of 64
groups to advance to Wednesdays
semifinal round. They performed
Regional theater festival visits Lawrence
FINe Arts
If you ask Aric Kuntz and Kyle
Vincent if theyre happy with their
respective grade point averages last
semester, theyll both say the exact
same thing.
No, not at all.
Kuntz, Olathe freshman, blamed
his 1.5 GPA on a lack of prepara-
tion for his classes. He was in the
top 12 percent of his high school
class at Olathe North High School,
with a 4.02 weighted GPA. In high
school, he didnt have to study; he
said he just learned quickly. Then
came college, and more specifically
German 104.
I was in German, Kuntz said.
It was the biggest headache ever.
I found myself studying for that
most often. That was where my
semester ran into problems.
Vincent, Olathe freshman,
blamed his .75 GPA on laziness. He
said he struggled with attendance,
lacked focus and partied exces-
I partied too much, to be honest
with you, Vincent said. I didnt
do a lot of homework, didnt go to
class a lot. I really wasnt that into
school, and I was only here for the
party. I didnt do great.
Both Kuntzs and Vincents GPAs
qualify them for academic proba-
tion, according to the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences College
Student Academic Services.
According to the CSAS Web site,
any student who falls below a
cumulative GPA of 2.0 is placed
on probation, and failure to meet
probation requirements results
in expulsion from the University.
To meet probation requirements,
freshmen and sophomores must
earn a 2.0 term GPA or raise their
cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher,
and juniors and seniors must earn a
2.5 term GPA or raise their cumu-
lative GPA to a 2.0 or higher.
Marlesa Roney, vice provost for
student success, said it would be
hard work, but it would be worth
Making the commitment to
really focus on your academics is
the critical first step, Roney said.
This is the time to ask questions,
seek assistance and use the many
freshmen learn the hard way
Students attempt to
raise GPAs after first
semester in college
Weston White/kAnSAn
Several freshman are learning
howto better manage time and
study habits after receiving lower
grades than they expected last
semester. The average GPA of
a freshman male this year was
2.52, and the average freshman
females GPA was 2.76. The aver-
age GPA of College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences students was 2.82,
the lowest of all colleges at the
University of Kansas. In-state un-
dergraduate students pay $260.50
per credit hour, compared to
out-of-state undergraduates, who
pay $542.40 per credit hour.
resources available at KU office
hours with your instructors, help ses-
sions, study groups, tutoring, study
skills workshops, time management
workshops and the many other ser-
vices that are available at KU.
One such service is the Academic
Success Seminar, a class offered through
the college. According to the CSAS Web
site, the one-credit-hour class meets
once every week. Enrollment is limited
to 15 students and is geared toward
helping students learn to better manage
their time, work with their strengths to
increase academic performance, access
resources around campus and improve
their study skills. Neither Kuntz nor
Vincent are enrolled in the class, but
both said they would work hard to stay
at the University. Kuntz said he would
prioritize his time better and Vincent
said he was planning to make a study
schedule that hed stick to. Both said
they didnt want to leave the University
they love.
I do want to stay here, definitely,
Vincent said. Both my parents went
here, and Ive been a KU fan my whole
Vincent said his parents were upset
SEE festivAl On PAgE 3A
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1. Mysterious powder
mailed to Harvard Law
NEW YORK Authorities
investigating white powder
found in envelopes at New Yorks
Wall Street Journal say similar
mail was received at Harvard Law
School in Massachusetts.
The FBI said the letter with
powder was received at Harvard
Law School, addressed to politi-
cal commentator Alan Dershow-
itz. He recently published an
opinion piece in the Journal
defending Israels actions in Gaza.
2. New president stirs
hope, fear over abortion
NEW YORK The advent
of the Obama administration
is rousing enthusiasm among
abortion-rights supporters and
deep anxiety among opponents
as both sides mark todays an-
niversary of Roe v. Wade.
Abortion-rights groups view
President Barack Obama as an
ally. Anti-abortion activists fear
multiple political setbacks and
are urging the Republican minor-
ity in the Senate to flibuster if
3. Palin criticizes media
in defense of her children
ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska
Gov. Sarah Palin is going on the
ofensive against news organiza-
tions and bloggers she says are
perpetuating malicious gossip
about her and her children.
Palins criticism raises ques-
tions about her motivations be-
cause she has said she is open to
a presidential run in 2012.
4. Iraqi ofcial evades
death in car bombing
BAGHDAD A top ofcial
of Iraqs biggest Sunni party es-
caped assassination in a Baghdad
car bombing that killed at least
two other people Wednesday.
The U.S. military blamed
al-Qaida in Iraq for the attack
against Ziyad al-Ani, deputy sec-
retary-general of the Iraqi Islamic
Party and dean of the Islamic Uni-
versity, a Sunni institution.
Al-Ani was not injured.
5. Visit to Castro quells
rumors of his poor health
HAVANA Argentine Presi-
dent Cristina Fernandez met with
Cubas ailing former leader Fidel
Castro on Wednesday, easing
rumors that his health had badly
It was the elder Castros frst
confrmed meeting with a
foreign leader since a Nov. 28
encounter with Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev.
6. Polygamist defense
cites gay marriage laws
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
Canadas decision to legalize
gay marriage has paved the way
for polygamy to be legal as well,
a defense lawyer said Wednesday
as the two leaders of rival polyga-
mous communities made their
frst court appearance.
Winston Blackmore, 52, and
James Oler, 44, are each accused
of being married to more than
one woman at a time. The charg-
es carry a maximum penalty of
fve years in prison.
Associated Press
El Dorado
What do you like about living in el dorado?

El Dorado Lawrence
Joel PeTTersoN
City: El Dorado
Nickname: El-Do,El-Dog,
The E-L-D
Location: South central Kansas,
northwest of Wichita
County: Butler
Distance from Lawrence: Two
hours or 135 miles
Founded: 1871
Population: About 12,600
Destinations: Downtown
shopping and dining district, Kan-
sas Oil Museum, El Dorado Lake,
Butler Community College, Main
Street Sculpture Alley, Historic
Butler County Courthouse and
McDonald Baseball Stadium/El
Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame
Interesting Fact: Barack
Obamas grandparents and
mother are originally from El
Dorado, and they lived there
until his mother was 13 years old.
Obama visited the city for the frst
time in January 2008 during the
presidential primary campaign.
Sources:, www.visitel-,, www.
Megen Bromlow
El Dorado freshman
Butler County Community
College has a really awesome
football team, so one of the
things we always did was go to
their football games.
Sara Freeman
El Dorado senior
Its one of those little towns
that everyone knows each other.
You get closer to the people
Ive been close with most of my
friends since second grade. Its
cool that we all keep in touch.
Justin Sailer
El Dorado junior
Its the atmosphere. Were a
small town, but were also really
close to Wichita. Its easy to get
involved and make connections
and know people.
Kate Bird
El Dorado junior
Its small enough that every-
one knows each other, but were
also close enough to a really big
city. Its fun during the summer
because I lived fve minutes from
the lake. We could go out on
boats or go into the coves.
The Dreamweaver: Getting
Started workshop will begin
at 8:30 a.m. in the Instruction
Center in Anschutz Library.
The PowerPoint 2007: Whats
New workshop will begin at 11
a.m. in the Budig PC Lab.
The Geography Brownbag
Series lecture will begin at 12
p.m. in 210 Lindley Hall.
The SPSS II: Building SPSS
Skills workshop will begin at 1
p.m. in the Instruction Center
in Anschutz Library.
The Controls on Sedimen-
tology and Geomorphology
of Holocene Isolated, Shallow,
Topical Carbonate Platforms
lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in
103 Lindley Hall.
The Conversation IV: Con-
struction/Destruction panel
discussion will begin at 5 p.m.
in the 20/21 Gallery in the
Spencer Museum of Art.
The Conversation & Cofee
academic date will begin at
5:30 p.m. in Room 125 F in the
Regents Center on the Edwards
The EndNote I in 60-Minutes
workshop will begin at 6 p.m.
in the computer lab in the li-
brary on the Edwards Campus.
The SUA Feature Film High
School Musical 3 will begin at
8 p.m. in Woodruf Auditorium
in the Kansas Union.
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eryones talking about? Here
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3. Daldorph: History, heri-
tage and Hot Wheels in one
special day
4. Licensing fee may increase
rent for some
5. Patton: Governor lacks
Indiana man shaves
eyebrows for charity
72-year-old man with eye-
brows so long he brushed
them each morning raised
$1,600 for charity from people
who paid to take turns trim-
ming his out-of-control brows.
Some of the hairs measured
more than three inches long.
Lawyers, bankers and others
put up $100 each for their
turn to snip away at Burghers
eyebrows, with the money
going to Rotary Internationals
PolioPlus, which has raised
$500 million for polio eradica-
tion since 1985.
The eyebrow-trimming
campaign started when Ro-
tary Club members wondered
aloud what it would take to get
Burgher to tame his brows.
Associated Press
KU Courses
Distance Learning
Supply Chain Management:
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Join us for pizza and refreshments:
Tuesday, Jan. 27
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
427 Summereld Hall
[Learn more about the new Supply Chain
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All students are welcome!
Panelists from:
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news 3A thursday, january 22, 2009
an additional two-minute scene from
The Importance of Being Earnest
for judges Wednesday night and are
one of 16 groups that will advance
to the final round on Friday. Erik
LaPointe, Kansas City, Mo., senior,
also made it to the final round.
Its really cool to get to share
your work with other people that
wouldnt normally be able to see it
and to see other people perform,
Holdren said. Its exhilarating but
extremely nerve-wracking at the
same time.
Jack Wright, professor of theater
and film who is coaching the KU
students in the competition, said the
top participants in each competition
category at the end of the week will
go to the John F. Kennedy Center for
the Performing Arts in Washington,
D.C., in April to represent Region 5
at the national competition.
Its a great activity for college stu-
dents and it gives students the chance
to see performances from students in
different states, Wright said.
Liz Banks, Dallas graduate stu-
dent, is another student volunteer
and is also participating in a light-
ing design competition. She said
the festival provided a networking
opportunity for theater students
and gave them the chance to start
making job contacts. She said it was
also good for KU students to see the
work of other students.
Its always important to see what
other students are doing so you can
learn from their successes and mis-
takes, Banks said.
The festival has even received
attention from the governor and
other notable figures. Katherine
Pryor, managing director of
University Theatre, said Gov.
Kathleen Sebelius and Gregg
Henry, the artistic director of the
John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts in Washington,
D.C., will attend a dinner sponsored
by Chancellor Robert Hemenway
celebrating the culmination of the
festival on Friday.
The public can participate in the
festival by going to the Holiday Inn
Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr., and
paying a $30 fee to register for a day
of the festival. Once registered, a
person can attend shows and work-
shops for that day.
Editedby SusanMelgren
Amber Long knows students
visiting the Ambler Student
Recreation Fitness Center strug-
gle to find workout equipment
during peak hours, which are typ-
ically from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Long, fitness coordinator, said
the recreation center would be
busy as students work on achiev-
ing New Years resolutions and
look ahead to
spring break.
She said stu-
dents were flock-
ing to the recre-
ation center, eager
to shed pounds,
tone muscles or
bulk up. This year
students will have
more options to
help them achieve
their goals.
The recreation center, newly
renovated with 45,000 square feet
of additional space, has added
three new KU Fit classes and a
new six-week boot camp program
scheduled to begin Jan. 26. KU
Fit passes cost $50 and must be
renewed each semester.
Step Express, an intermedi-
ate aerobics class, and Athletic
Conditioning, an interval-based
workout, have been added to the
KU Fit class roster and are offered
several times during the week.
Hip Hop Hustle, a hip hop aero-
bics class, will begin in March.
A lot of people have New Years
resolutions and dont know where
to start, David Wilson, Lawrence
sophomore, said.
Wilson has been a personal
trainer at the recreation center
for the past year and is gearing
up to lead one of the boot camp
groups. For $50, students can sign
up for the Boot Camp Challenge,
a program comprised of five small
groups led by KU trainers that will
meet twice a week
for six weeks. Long
said she worked
with personal
trainers to develop
the program.
By the end of
the six weeks peo-
ple will be able to
see results in tone
and weight loss,
she said.
Participants will complete
a fitness assessment during the
first week to measure flexibility,
strength and endurance. During
the first week trainers will also
help participants make personal
goals for the six-week duration of
the program.
People get the benefits of a
personal trainer but are within
a group setting, Alex Miller,
Bonner Springs junior, said.
Miller is one of the five Boot
Camp Challenge trainers. He said
the sessions were a good alterna-
tive for students who cant afford
personal training sessions. The
$50 fee divided by 12 sessions
comes to a little over $4 per ses-
Miller said he thought the boot
camps trainers and group atmo-
sphere would help motivate par-
ticipants. He said working out
in groups sometimes increased a
persons competitive drive.
Each week gets progressively
more difficult, Wilson said, add-
ing that each session would build
on the previous session, helping
participants meet their goals.
Maria Beg, St. Louis junior, said
she was uncertain if she could
withstand boot camp.
Thats too hardcore for me,
Beg said.
She said she made a New Years
resolution to work out more often
and curb her appetite for junk
food. While Beg said she did not
plan to enroll in boot camp, she
purchased a KU Fit pass so she
could attend yoga and cardio
dance party classes.
Boot Camp Challenge trainer
Stephanie Thompson, Shawnee
junior, said students of all fitness
levels were welcome.
My goals are to give people an
idea of their fitness levels and help
them reach their individual goals,
Thompson said.
Friday is the last day to sign up
for the six-week boot camp.
Edited by Andrew Wiebe
Rec center adds new classes
Boot camp-style workout among the options available to students
festival (continued from 1A)
Matt Bristow/KaNsaN
spencer Holdren, topeka senior, celebrates with his acting partner Spencer Lott, Lawrence junior, during the preliminary judging at the Ken-
nedy Center American College Theatre Festival Monday afternoon at Murphy Hall. The fve-day festival provides college theater students with the
opportunity to improve their skills and compare their performances with others in their feld.
A lot of people have
New Years resolu-
tions and dont know
where to start.
DaviD Wilson
Gaza Strip
Human rights center attempts to count deaths in Gaza
Squatting in the rubble, his brief-
case perched atop his knees, the
human rights researcher inter-
viewed residents of a house shelled
by Israel as he compiled a list of
Gazans killed and wounded during
Israels offensive against Hamas.
Yasser Abdel Ghafars work is
part of a painstaking endeavor by
the Palestinian Center for Human
Rights to count the casualties of
the 23-day war. The group released
a final tally Wednesday, saying
1,284 Gazans were killed and 4,336
wounded, the vast majority civil-
Israel has accused Hamas of
inflating the civilian casualties,
saying it has the names of more
than 700 Hamas militants killed in
the fighting.
The two sides disagree on the
death toll, particularly the ratio of
combatants and civilians.
On Wednesday, fieldworker
Abdel Ghafar worked to uncover
the circumstances of how one fam-
ily lost its home and two relatives.
His 75-year-old grandfather
Khalil Najar and the elderly mans
7-year-old granddaughter, Alla,
were killed in the attack, which
reduced the house to rubble.
The Palestinian Center for
Human Rights has been publish-
ing daily death toll updates with
names, ages and whether the vic-
tims were civilians or combatants
on its Web site several days.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 9
Persistence is required, but it
defnitely pays of. After being
turned back over and over again,
you fnally make it through. Good
thing you never give up.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 6
Dont gamble with your savings;
you cant aford to risk a cent. You
can use it to get a better deal,
however. That wouldnt be such a
risk. Remember, no funny stuf.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Today is an 8
Go along with your partners
suggestion. This could work out
very well. And it will amaze your
partner if you dont argue. Just
smile and youll drive him or her
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Today is an 8
You always have a little something
in reserve. It helps you rest easy
at night. Pick a number to shoot
for in the coming year. Youll really
sleep well after you get there.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is an 8
Sometimes, in order to get what
you want, you have to start of
doing something else. Dont even
mention what youre up to, so you
wont have to explain. Let it be a
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Dont let your fantasies for a
better life stay in your head. Write
them down, if nothing else. Thats
a magical step in making them
come true. Convince yourself
you can.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 9
Get the facts to back up your
theories. This makes you even
more in demand at meetings and
cocktail parties. Youre not just a
pretty face. Youre also smart.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 6
Bit by bit, youre making your
dreams come true. It isnt easy,
but it sure is satisfying. Get the
best deals you can so your money
goes further. Do the research.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is an 8
Sometimes the line between
fantasy and reality gets very thin.
Concentrate on what you most
want to have happen. Ignore all
the negative stuf. Do what you
need to do.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
Youre pretty good at fnding
buried treasure. You have a knack.
Something you discover now falls
into that category. This ought to
be fun.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
Finish whatever youre working
on. That means everything, not
just your favorites. The more you
get done, the more the fog in
your head clears up, and thats a
wonderful thing.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 6
Some of the confusion will clear
up in the next few days. Now its
being identifed and thats an
important step. Be patient if you
dont quite understand whats
going on yet.
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ccording to Chancellor
Hemenway in August
2008, students at the
University of Kansas should know
that they are champions. We hold
impressive sports records, have
unprecedented enrollment and
outstanding academic programs.
However, to maintain this champi-
on-like environment we must face
an unfortunate reality we let
almost any potential champion
attend this university.
The University will accept an
in-state student if he or she is able
to earn a 21 on the ACT, man-
age a 2.0 GPA or higher in high
school, or be in the top third of
his or her high school gradu-
ating class. These
standards allow both
high-achieving and
low-achieving appli-
cants to be a part of
the KU student body,
lowering the Universitys academic
ranking among state schools. Lax
standards have made college atten-
dance more of a to-do list item
than a reward for accomplishment.
Lee Furbeck, senior associ-
ate director at the Office of
Admissions and Scholarships,
explains that the requirements
for admission are designed to
prepare students for a success-
ful college experience. However,
Furbeck adds that the University
is always trying to improve its aca-
demic standards.
Additionally, the issue of lax
standards is made worse by the 10
percent rule created by the Kansas
Board of Regents. If a student fails
to meet the admissions standards
set by the Board, he or she may
still apply by writing a letter and
formally petitioning the University
for admission. A university may
only allow 10 percent of its stu-
dent body admission in this man-
Its possible that these standards
are created to help Kansas uni-
versities increase enrollment and
receive more funding, create jobs
and potentially create more college
educated citizens. That is a noble
goal, but it is not going to push the
University forward.
Students need to
lobby the University
and the Board of
Regents to raise
admissions standards.
This University is bound by the
standards of the Board and cannot
amend its requirements without
its approval. With raised stan-
dards, we can truly compete with
higher-ranking universities across
the nation.
Although all Kansas state
schools are equal in admissions
requirements set by the Board of
Regents, we lack academic diversi-
ty when we are forced to maintain
prerequisites set by lawmakers. To
stand above other Kansas schools
and schools in this country, the
University must be allowed to
raise its standards, and students
need to first show their support.
The Kansan questions the ben-
efits admitted students receive
when the prestige of their college
education is hampered by lowered
standards imposed by the state.
Stephanie Bell for The Kansan
Editorial Board
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of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
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Pope: listen, all Im saying
is that ointment isnt working
because it still burns when I
Snyder: WHAT?! Break is
already over? You mean we have
to start writing again?
Pope: I dont even remember
how we did it in the first place.
Snyder: Quick! Start mashing
keys! Its worked before.
Pope: OUIAEQ|#W|eHello
readers! (whew) Another year
is upon us, and weve decided
to try something a bit different
with our column space.
Snyder: Except the level of
immaturity. Thats still present.
Pope: Of course. Anyway, we
decided that because we spend
most of our time arguing with
each other over everything from
chores to whores, we should
focus our column on just that:
Snyder: But these countless
hours of childish debate have
left us squabbling over recycled
material, and its just not the
same. So thats why we need you,
our seven faithful readers, to
send us aid.
Pope: Picture us as starving
orphans with our eyes glazed
over and our pockets empty. For
only one argument every two
weeks, you can calm the raging
hunger that brews inside our dis-
tended bellies.
Snyder: Its simple. If you find
yourself coming unraveled over
some petty disagreement, the
more ridiculous the better, stop
immediately and e-mail it to us.
Dont ruin your friendship argu-
ing over who liked the movie
Kazaam more. Let us do that;
we already hate each other.
Pope: Well each take a side in
our next column and put your
name in print for the dozens of
Kansan readers who make it past
the Free for All to see. That is,
unless you dont want your frat
buddies to know that you liked
Sisterhood of the Traveling
Pants 2 more than the original,
in which case your identity will
be graciously omitted.
Snyder: Heres an example
of what were looking for: I like
Pope: And I dont.
Snyder: Ive comprised a list
of distinguished mustachioed
individuals whose lip tuxedos
make this world a better place to
live in: Billy Dee Williams, Burt
Reynolds, Edward James Olmos
and Captain Hook. Just try to
refute this logic.
Pope: Okay. Heres my list of
people with mustaches who are
creepy and make me cry myself
to sleep at night: Ryan Snyder.
Seriously, it looks like you were
making out with one of Pete
Sampras wooly eyebrows and it
stuck to your face.
Snyder: *gasp* First, what I
do with Pete Sampras is my own
business. Second, I think its
pretty clear that you are suffering
from mustache envy. Walking
around with such a naked and
childlike upper lip must be both
embarrassing and emasculating.
I pity your inability to grow the
symbol of manliness.
Pope: Ill have you know that
the reason I cannot clothe the
area under my nose is because I
recently donated my mustache
hair to those who have lost their
sideburns in freak industrial
accidents. I bet you feel like an
asshole now.
Snyder: Youre a freak indus-
trial accident.
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folks. This is the kind of quality
work you should come to expect
from us for the rest of the semes-
ter. Just send in your arguments
and you can thank us later for
making your world a little more
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Snyder: Youre welcome.
Pope is a Kansas City senior
in English. Snyder is a
Leawood senior in English.
Dreams dont die with economy Fish-eaters should stay alert
n n n
Hey, does anyone know? Is
White Owl dead?
n n n
Thank you whoever turned in
my iPod at the gym last week.
n n n
It feels like there is something
wrong with the world when I
am in my Health and Personal
Wellness class and I hear two
girls talk about how incredibly
drunk they got last night.
n n n
Ive lived in Lawrence my
entire life, and I swear that the
drivers here are getting shittier
and shittier everyday.
n n n
I want the Overheard at
Wescoe back in the paper...its
funnier than the Free for All.
n n n
We can breathe in space. They
just dont want us to escape.
n n n
Even if you could, you would
still blow up from the vacuum.
n n n
I think its amusing how 2.5
million people crowded the
Mall on a Tuesday to listen to a
speech about how we need to
get to work.
n n n
I told someone yesterday that
I didnt follow KUs sports and
he looked at me like I was a
slug. Sorry fella, Im not paying
$3,500 + books per semester
to watch guys throw around
a ball. I hate that KU values
sports over education.
n n n
Maybe youre a freshman, but
those guys throwing around
a ball won the National
Championship last year, and
dont forget the guys with
back-to-back bowl victories
just throwing the ball around.
n n n
Uh, no. Actually Im a junior,
and while Im all for the fact
that theyre good enough for
national recognition, thats
not why I came to KU. Stop
defending them like theyre
war veterans. Seriously.
n n n
I hate that half the hot girls
here smoke.
n n n
My classes suck. Dollar night,
time to save the day!
n n n
I just saved a bunch of money
on books by switching to Beat
the Bookstore. Take that KU
n n n
Thats the money you could be
saving at Geico!
n n n
To the people with handouts
on Wescoe Beach, I know
its your job to hassle us, but
could you refrain from walking
up and interrupting our
conversations? Thanks.
n n n
I want to be Made.
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sTudenT LiFe
michaEL PoPE &ryan snydEr
t the worlds most elite
sushi bars, the adventur-
ous eater can find fish
so fresh that theyre still flipping
around the plate, their flesh hav-
ing been swiftly and expertly
sliced and then replaced back into
their bodies, readied for human
consumption. But not even in the
worlds top restaurants can one
find sea kitten, the latest target of
PETAs fanaticism.
PETAs campaign to protect sea
kittens, commonly known as fish,
attempts to revamp the image of
ocean-dwellers as cute creatures
with the same level of intelligence
and sensitivity to pain possessed
by more beloved animals like
dogs and cats. According to PETA
spokesperson Ashley Byrne in an
NPR report on the new campaign,
Hooking a sea kitten through the
mouth and dragging her through
the water is the same as hooking
a kitten through the mouth and
dragging her behind your car.
Behind PETAs gruesome
analogies and gimmicks, however,
lies the important and often over-
looked issue of fish production.
According to the International
Herald Tribune, global fish con-
sumption is on the rise, doubling
since the 1970s, and where theres
a demand, theres an industry
ready to mismanage resources,
trick consumers and pollute the
aquatic environment.
Farmed salmon, one of the
worst offenders in the seafood
market, have much more in com-
mon with beef industry cattle
than any furry pet. Just like the
vast amounts of grain consumed
to produce a relatively minis-
cule amount of beef, farming
salmon involves a gross misuse of
resources, with a feed-to-flesh
ratio of three ounces of processed
fish used to create one ounce of
salmon. The fish being recycled
into feed are not rejects unfit for
human consumption, but merely
lower-demand fish such as herring
and sardines.
Hundreds of thousands of
salmon, all busy with the task
of reducing three ounces of fish
down to one, create a lot of bodily
waste in a small area, which then
pollutes the surrounding waters.
Unsurprisingly, life packed togeth-
er in feces-littered water breeds
disease and infection amongst the
fish, which are then treated with
antibiotics. This further damages
the ecosystem and helps create
drug-resistant strains of bacteria.
Farmed salmon quite liter-
ally pale in comparison to their
counterparts caught in the wild.
Farmed salmon dont have the
opportunity to consume tiny shell-
fish like krill, which naturally give
them their pinkish color. Instead,
the farmed salmons diet is laden
with artificial dyes, which not only
helps its aesthetic appeal, but also
tricks the senses into believing the
dyed hunk of farmed flesh has a
higher nutritional value.
While the salmon industry
represents the worst of the bunch,
farmed fishing of certain types of
fish, especially vegetarian species
and shellfish, has been handled in
a much more ecologically respon-
sible manner and might possibly
play an important role in prevent-
ing the over-fishing of certain
species. Nevertheless, seafood
lovers need to make a conscious
shift, from species whose farming
harms the environment and the
fish it produces to fish whose pop-
ulations are more easily sustained.
McConnell is a Dallas junior
in English.
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ediTOriAL BOArd
Students should lobby
for higher standards
Better living
by bickering
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We yell so that you dont have to
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By Alyson Murphy
West Virginia U.
The Daily Athenaeum
tudents striving to find
that perfect job in 2009 are
facing the disconcerting
realization that they will be grad-
uating into a weakened economy
with increasing unemployment
and no fast fix to resolve the
Students entering the work-
force this year should refuse to
allow their dreams to be buried
underneath the burden of finan-
cial woes.
Instead of looking at the job
search as an impossible feat, look
at the fledgling options as the
opportunity to creatively explore
other paths.
The crisis may be the perfect
opportunity to prove that a per-
son has the dexterity and deter-
mination to accomplish anything
no matter how difficult the task.
Live this year not as if the
financial world is falling apart,
but instead avow to build the life
you always envisioned from the
bottom up.
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when he brought home a .75 GPA
last semester. Kuntzs dad wasnt
happy either.
My dad was like, Bring the
computer over here, youre going
to show me your grades, Kuntz
said. There was definitely a sink-
ing feeling when he said that. I had
a mental countdown in my head
for when him starting to yell at me
was going to start. It was dead on. It
was like bam! It was zero hour, and
he was not happy.
This was the same son whose
lowest grade in high school was a
C on a midterm.
Thats why a shift down to a 1.5
was a little shocking for my dad,
Kuntz said. He was like, What
the hell happened to you? My dad
was pissed.
Because of his F in German 104,
a five-credit-hour
class, Kuntz and
more specifically
his father, who is
footing his tuition
bill lost more
than $1,000 from
the failed class.
Kuntz, an in-state
u n d e r g r a d u -
ate, pays $206.50
per credit hour.
Out of state undergraduates lose
even more money when they fail
classes, as every credit hour costs
$542.40. In-state graduate students
lose $255.10 per credit hour, and
out-of-state graduate students lose
the most money when they per-
form poorly, at $609.55 per credit
hour, according to the University
of Kansas Comprehensive Fee
Schedule. The loss of money was
upsetting to Kuntzs dad, he said.
He said, Youre just throwing
my money away, whats wrong with
you? Kuntz said.
Vincent, who had no scholar-
ships coming into the University,
said his parents also felt the finan-
cial strain of his low GPA.
I feel guilty that they wasted
their money on me, Vincent said.
Kuntz also did not have any
scholarships coming in as a fresh-
man, but has friends who are on
probation and lost scholarships as
a result.
I could be my friend in
Engineering who says, Crap, how
am I going to fig-
ure out how to pay
tuition without three
grand in scholar-
ships? he said.
Vincent, Kuntz
and his friend are
not the only students
at the University who
underperformed aca-
demically. In the most
recently reported
data from Fall 2007, a report pub-
lished by the Office of Institutional
Research and Planning said the
cumulative GPA for all freshmen
males at the University was a 2.52,
below the all-male average of 2.82.
Freshmen women fared better with
a 2.76 cumulative GPA, below the
all-female average of a 3.05. The
all-undergraduate GPA was a 2.94,
and the colleges cumulative GPA
was the lowest of all the schools at
the University, with an overall 2.82.
Students GPAs rank as low as 0.0,
Roney said, reflecting all Fs.
There is hope for students on
probation that they can stay at
the University. Kuntz said he knew
what he needed to do. He said he
knew he was better than his 1.5
GPA, and said he knew he was able
to earn better grades than his GPA
reflected. As the spring semester
begins, Kuntz and Vincent said
they knew the pressure was on.
It sucks. Its a little stressful I
have to do that much better this
semester, Vincent said. It feels
like I have a monkey on my back.
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NEWS 6A thursday, january 22, 2009
Its 2 a.m.
I want food delivered
Whats open?
In-State Undergradu-
ates $260.50 per
credit hour
Out of State Under-
graduates $542.40
per credit hour
In-State Graduate
Students $255.10 per
credit hour
Out of State Graduate
Students $609.55 per
credit hour
*Source: University of
Kansas Comprehensive
Fee Schedule
the cost of
Freshmen Male Average 2.52
Male Average 2.82
Freshmen Female Average 2.76
Female Average 3.05
Undergraduate Average 2.94
*Source: The Offce of Institutional Research and Plan-
average GPAs at the university
GPA (continued from 1A)
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It sucks. Its a little
stressful I have to
do that much better
this semester.
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Olathe freshman
Senate confrms Clinton
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Secretary of State-designate Sen. Hillary RodhamClinton, looks on during a confrmation hearing before
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill inWashington on Jan. 13. The Senate has confrmed Hillary RodhamClinton to become
secretary of state.
confirmed Hillary Rodham Clinton
as secretary of state Wednesday as
President Barack Obama moved to
make his imprint on U.S. foreign
policy, mobilizing a fresh team of
veteran advisers and reaching out
to world leaders.
The Senate voted 94-2, with
Republican Sens. David Vitter of
Louisiana and Jim DeMint of South
Carolina opposing.
Republicans and Democrats
alike said her swift confirmation
was necessary so that Obama could
begin tackling the major foreign
policy issues at hand, including
two wars, increased violence in
the Middle East and the threat of a
nuclear-armed Iran.
It is essential that we pro-
vide the president with the tools
and resources he needs to effect
change, and that starts with put-
ting a national security team in
place as soon as possible, said
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., chair-
man of the Foreign Relations
Obamas presidential rival, Sen.
John McCain, was among those
who spoke in Clintons favor.
This nation has come together
in a way that it has not for some
time, said the Arizona Republican,
on the Senate floor for the first
time since the inauguration.
Voters want us to work together
and get to work, McCain said.
As the Senate debated Clintons
appointment, Obama wasted
no time in his first day at the
White House. According to a
White House spokesman, Obama
placed telephone calls to Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert,
Jordans King Abdullah II and
Palestinian President Mahmoud
The administration also planned
to name former Senate Democratic
leader George J. Mitchell as Clintons
special envoy for the Middle East.
Dennis Ross, a longtime U.S. nego-
tiator, was also expected to advise
Clinton on Mideast policy, accord-
ing to officials who spoke on con-
dition of anonymity because they
were not authorized to speak pub-
licly about the move.
She was sworn in as the nations
67th secretary of state in her
office in the Russell Senate Office
Building. Attending the private
ceremony was her husband, for-
mer President Bill Clinton, and her
Senate staff. According to her office,
she used the Bible that belonged to
her late father. To assume the posi-
tion, she submitted her resignation
as senator in twin letters to Vice
President Joe Biden, as president
of the Senate, and New York Gov.
David Paterson.
The former first lady planned to
report to the State Department on
Thursday, where she was expected
to address employees in the main
lobby that morning a tradition
of sorts for secretaries of state on
their first day on the job.
Barack Obama plans to sign an ex-
ecutive order Tursday to close the
Guantanamo Bay detention center
within a year and halt military tri-
als of terror suspects held there, a
senior administration ofcial said.
Te executive order was one
of three expected imminently on
how to interrogate and prosecute
al-Qaida, Taliban or other foreign
fghters believed to threaten the
United States.
Te ofcial said the president
would sign the order Tursday,
fulflling his campaign promise
to shut down a facility that critics
around the world say violates do-
mestic and international detainee
rights. Te aide spoke on condition
of anonymity because the event has
not yet been announced.
An estimated 245 men are be-
ing held at the U.S. naval base in
Cuba, and 600 others at Bagram
Air Base in Afghanistan. Most have
been detained for years without be-
ing charged with a crime. Te ad-
ministration already has received
permission to suspend the trials at
Guantanamo for 120 days pending
a review of the military tribunals.
A copy of a draf of the order, ob-
tained Wednesday by the AP, dealt
only with the Guantanamo prison.
In view of the signifcant con-
cerns raised by these detentions,
both within the United States and
internationally, prompt and appro-
priate disposition of the individu-
als currently detained at Guan-
tanamo and closure of the facility
would further the national security
and foreign policy interests of the
United States and the interests of
justice, the draf order said.
At least three military prisons
at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Camp
Pendleton, Calif., and Charleston,
S.C. could house some of the
Guantanamo detainees, an admin-
istration ofcial said. Also under
consideration, the ofcial said, is
the Supermax prison in Florence,
Colo., which houses convicted
9/11 conspirator Zacarias Mous-
saoui and Olympic bomber Eric
A senior Obama administration
ofcial said Wednesday that 60 to
120 Guantanamo prisoners may
be considered low-threat detainees
and transferred to other countries,
either for rehabilitation or release.
Only Portugal so far has agreed to
take some of those detainees, this
ofcial said, although diplomatic
discussions are ongoing. Te of-
fcial spoke on condition of ano-
nymity because the executive or-
ders have not been issued yet.
Other detainees could be impris-
oned in their home nations. And
the rest likely will be transferred
to prisons in the United States a
plan that many members of Con-
gress oppose.
Public interest and human rights
groups that long have wanted the
facility shuttered were quick to urge
Obama to be more aggressive than
the draf orders proposals.
Te Center for Constitutional
Rights, which provides many of
the Guantanamo detainees with
legal representation, said the draf
doesnt give specifc steps for clos-
ing the facility.
It only took days to put these
men in Guantanamo. It shouldnt
take a year to get them out, said
Vincent Warren, the centers execu-
tive director.
Te draf requires a review of
each Guantanamo case to decide
whether the detainees should be
returned to their home countries,
released, transferred elsewhere or
sent to another U.S. prison.
House Republican leader John
Boehner said hes open to op-
tions, but most local communi-
ties around America dont want
dangerous terrorists imported into
their neighborhoods, and I cant
blame them.
Te key question is where do
you put these terrorists, Boehner
said Wednesday. Do you bring
them inside our borders? Do you
release them back into the battle-
feld? If there is a better solution,
were open to hearing it.
Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has
long contended the U.S. can handle
relocating the detainees just as it
has handled the worst criminals
and other terrorists before, spokes-
man David Carle said.
news 7a thursday, january 22, 2009
A national search began to fnd a
replacement for Chancellor Robert
Hemenway afer he announced in
early December that he planned to
retire this year. A. Drue Jennings,
the former CEO of Kansas Power
& Light who chairs the search com-
mittee, said he hoped the process
would be visible and open to the
public. He outlined the following
timeline for the search.
January 15
Te Regents named a search
committee with 18 members. Te
committee includes six members
representing KU faculty, staf and
administration, one member rep-
resenting students, four people rep-
resenting alumni and endowment,
another four members represent-
ing the community and two repre-
senting the Board of Regents.
Te Board of Regents invited
groups that have an interest that
are related to KU to submit names,
Jennings said. Tere was a long
list of people that were identifed.
Te Board went through them and
as they whittled that list down to
those that could represent this very
diverse group of people.
February 2
Jennings said the committee
would try to hold its frst meeting
on Feb. 2 or early in the frst week
of February. Te committee will be
meeting with Bill Funk, a consul-
tant who has been hired to oversee
the search.
Hell help guide us in the me-
chanics of the search, Jennings
said. He is very well connected
within the academic committee
and has worked for several years
placing chancellors and presi-
dents in many major universities
throughout the country.
Jennings said the committee
would gather to talk about the at-
tributes and characteristics they
would like to see in candidates.
Ten, during the two weeks, he
said the committee would refne its
ideas and put together a draf of the
position description.
Were looking for somebody
with impeccable credentials, Jen-
nings said. We want people who
are going to relate well to alumni
and donors and certainly the stu-
dent body.
Adam McGonigle, Wichita ju-
nior and student body president,
is the only student who sits on the
committee. He said he wanted to
use his position to represent the
needs of students.
I think the students bring a
unique perspective, McGonigle
said. Te faculty will prioritize
academics. Ill prioritize people for
how they can help students.
Jennings said he hoped to have
the committee present its report to
the Regents for approval by the end
of February.
March 1
Jennings said Funk would start
advertising for the position in jour-
nals of higher education. Te com-
mittee will then receive inquiries
from interested candidates while
Funk begins the process of recruit-
Jennings said the search would
take place for several months be-
fore the committee identifed 12
to 15 candidates to speak with.
He said he would not publish the
names of potential candidates to
protect their privacy. Te commit-
tee will then narrow the list and
recommend three to fve fnalists
to the Regents for interview and
Kip Peterson, director of gov-
ernment relations and commu-
nications for the Kansas Board of
Regents, said he anticipated that
fnalists would make appearances
at the University to interact with
faculty and staf. He said there may
be more opportunities for students
and community members to ofer
input throughout the process, but
that it was still too early to say.
June 30
Chancellor Hemenway retires
afer 14 years at the University.
July 1
Jennings said he hoped to be able
to announce the new chancellor by
July 1.
Tings seem to slow down dur-
ing the summer, but its a really
critical time for leadership to be
there, Jennings said. We will cer-
tainly have somebody before the
next school year.
Edited by Heather Melanson
Committee begins search for new chancellor
File photo by Ryan McGeeney/KANSAN
Chancellor Robert Hemenway announces he will step down fromhis position on June 30 at a press conference in Strong Hall Dec. 8. Hemenway, the Universitys 16th chancellor, has held the
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college basketball
Virginia Tech made sure there are no
unbeaten teams left in Division I.
Malcolm Delaney scored 21
points and the Hokies held on to
upset No. 1 Wake Forest 78-71 on
Wednesday night.
A.D. Vassallo and Jeff Allen
added 16 points apiece for the
Hokies (12-6, 3-1 Atlantic Coast
Conference). They led nearly from
the opening tip to the final buzzer,
pushed their lead to 16 and made
it stand up for their first victory
over a No. 1 team since they beat
North Carolina two seasons ago in
Jeff Teague scored 23 points and
James Johnson added 18 before
fouling out with 1:17 remaining
for Wake Forest (16-1, 3-1), play-
ing as the nations top-ranked team
for the first time since November
2004 when Chris Paul was running
the show.
The Demon Deacons cut it to
two twice in the final 4 minutes
the last coming when Teagues
three-pointer with 1:49 remaining
made it 71-69. But Delaney hit two
free throws 7 seconds later and the
Hokies allowed one field goal after
that to clinch one of the biggest
victories in school history.
Virginia Tech improved to 3-6
against top-ranked teams and
continued its dominance of the
Demon Deacons. The Hokies have
won five of their last six meetings
with Wake Forest.
No. 3 Connecticut 89, No. 20
Villanova 83
HARTFORD, Conn. A.J. Price
scored a career-high 29 points to
lead Connecticut over Villanova
for its sixth straight victory.
Jerome Dyson added 19 points
and Jeff Adrien had 12 points and
14 rebounds, his fourth double-
double in as many games, for the
Huskies (17-1, 6-1 Big East), who
improved to 5-1 this season against
ranked teams, with the only loss
coming at home to Georgetown.
Dwayne Anderson had 15 points
for the Wildcats (14-4, 2-3), who
have dropped three of five, with all
the losses to fellow ranked teams in
the Big East.
The matchup of teams ranked
in the leagues top five in defense
looked nothing like that as the first
half ended tied at 48. The defense
picked up on both sides in the
second half, although both teams
allowed more than 20 points over
their season average.
Northwestern 70, No. 7
Michigan State 63
Kevin Coble scored 31 points and
Northwestern stunned Michigan
State, ending the Spartans 28-game
home-court winning streak.
The Wildcats (10-6, 2-4 Big Ten)
used clutch three-point shooting
and an aggressive 1-3-1 zone to
beat a turnover-plagued Michigan
State team that got little from lead-
ing scorer Raymar Morgan.
Averaging 14.8 points per game
coming in, Morgan did not start
because of lingering flu-like symp-
toms. He came off the bench early
in the first half but finished with
only one point in 18 minutes.
Michael Thompson had 20
points for Northwestern.
Kalin Lucas led the Spartans
(15-3, 5-1) with 20 points.
Michigan States home-court
winning streak had been tied for
third-longest in the nation. Only
Notre Dame (45) and Kansas (35)
had longer runs.
Virginia Tech knocks of nations last unbeaten
Virginia Tech guard MalcolmDelaney draws contact fromWake Forest center Chas McFarland
on his way to the basket. Delaney scored a team-high 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting in the Hokies
upset victory over the No. 1 Demon Deacons.
sports 9A thursday, january 22, 2009
Senior linebacker James Holts
college playing days arent through
after all. Holt
who led
Kansas with
105 tackles
and 10 sacks
in 2008
will play in
a collegiate
all-star game
Jan. 31 in El
Paso, Texas.
The third annual Western
Refining Texas vs. The Nation
All-Star Challenge will take place
at Sun Bowl Stadium and will pit
college seniors from Texas against
players from around the nation.
Holt is from Altus, Okla., but he
will be suiting up for the Texas
I am glad that I get to play one
more game with a Kansas helmet
on and hopefully do well and rep-
resent the school well, Holt said
in a statement.
Holt finished his college career
by being named All-Big 12 Second
Team by the leagues coaches and
First Team by the Associated
Press. In his final game, the Dec.
31 Insight Bowl victory against
Minnesota, Holt registered eight
tackles including three sacks
to earn Defensive Most Valuable
Player honors.
Holt leaves for El Paso on
Sunday. Players will undergo NFL
testing and interview with scouts
while practicing all week. They
will also visit local schools.
You want to take advantage of
every opportunity that you can,
Holt said. The scouts will get to
see us running drills, practicing
and then playing in the game.
The game is set to kick off at
2 p.m. and will be broadcast on
CBS College Sports Television.
AWArd Ceremony To
WrAP UP 2008 seAson
Kansas will hold its 2008 post-
season awards ceremony at the
Lied Center on Saturday, Jan. 31
at 7:30 p.m. The public is encour-
aged to attend, and there is no
cost associated with the event.
The 2008 highlight video
will be shown followed by com-
ments from Chancellor Robert
Hemenway, Athletics Director
Lew Perkins and coach Mark
Of course, no awards ceremony
would be complete without the
hardware. Kansas has amassed
20 victories over the last two sea-
sons, and there is likely plenty of
hardware to go around following
the programs second-consecutive
bowl victory.
At seasons end, ten Jayhawks
were named All-Big 12 including
junior safety Darrell Stuckey (first
team), sophomore wide receiver
Dezmon Briscoe (second team)
and senior linebacker James Holt
(second team).
Edited by Andrew Wiebe
Big 12 basketball writer Taylor
Bern scours the conference for news
and notes to inform and entertain.
HIGH Baylor guard Curtis
Jerrells 31 points and 10 assists in
an overtime win over Oklahoma
State. Sure, he needed 20 shots and
42 minutes to accomplish the feat,
but its hard to ignore a guy who
finishes two assists shy of the entire
Cowboy roster.
LOW Worst state line of the
week: seven turnovers, three fouls,
two rebounds, one assist and zero
points in 33 minutes. That embar-
rassment to basketball belongs to
Colorado guard Nate Tomlinson in
Saturdays 73-56 loss to Kansas.
HIGH The hype around
O k l a h o m a
senior guard
Austin Johnson.
Following an
impressive two-
game stretch
(34 points, 11
assists and six
rebounds) in
wins against
Texas and Texas
A&M, Johnson was named the Big
12 Player of the Week.
LOW The chance Johnson con-
tinues to perform well. In the five
games before his recent outburst,
Johnson accumulated 18 points and
17 rebounds. Total. Like a turtle,
Johnson peeks his head out only
briefly then goes back into hiding.
HIGH Missouris margin of
victory. In their last three victo-
ries the Tigers won by an average
of 36.3 points per game. Now if
only coach Mike Andersons squad
could play the likes of Coppin
State, Colorado and Iowa State for
the entire season.
LOW Productivity on Saturday.
Heres the notable Big 12 lineup on
Jan. 24: Texas Tech at Missouri,
Oklahoma St. at Nebraska, Baylor
at Oklahoma and Texas A&M at
Texas. Oh yeah, Kansas is playing
at Iowa State. With a basketball
buffet like that, good luck getting
anything else done that day.
BesT GAme of THe
Searching for a signature road
victory, Oklahoma State had Baylor
down seven at the half in Waco.
The Cowboys didnt play terribly
in the second half, but they did
forget to check Bear guard Curtis
Jerrells. Jerrells carried his team
with 21 second-half points, then
tossed in five more in overtime.
PoWer rAnkInGs
(Rankings are averaged between
the votes of sports editor Andrew
Wiebe and basketball writers Case
Keefer and Taylor Bern. For the
full version, check Blog Allen on
1. Oklahoma - There are only two
things we know for certain about
the Big 12 right now: Oklahoma
is amazing and Colorado stinks.
Since conference play began, Blake
Griffin is averaging 21.7 points and
10.3 rebounds per game. Oklahoma
has a tough one in Norman against
Baylor on Saturday, but never bet
against the Sooners at home.
2. Texas The Longhorns barely
edged out the Jays for the second
spot. My reasoning was an impres-
sive 71-49 victory at Texas Tech last
Saturday. If Kansas wins at Iowa
State this weekend then Bills boys
will likely pass the Horns.
3. Kansas Top field goal per-
centage in conference play:
Player FG-FGA Pct.
1. Cole Aldrich 19-25 .760
2. Tyshawn Taylor 15-20 .750
3. C. Elonu 21-35 .600
Not surprisingly, Kansas also
leads team field goal percentage.
Hitting 57 percent, the Jayhawks
are the only team shooting above
.500 in conference play.
lookInG AHeAd
Game to Watch: Texas at Baylor
When: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 8
Why: The Longhorns were
embarrassed in Norman. They
took one step toward recovery with
a win at Texas Tech, but a victory
in Waco would solidify Texas as the
No. 2 team in the Big 12 South.
PossIBle sTorylInes
1. Trailing Kansas by 15 at home,
Iowa State coach Greg McDermott
calls a play with a foot stomp, but
does it so hard that he requires
2. In losing 79-69, Texas Tech
becomes the first team to lose by
less than 31 points at Missouri
since Murray States 11-point defeat
on Dec. 13.
3. Oklahomas Austin Johnson
scores fewer than 15 total points in
his teams next three games.
4. Kansas State misses its flight
to Colorado and the game is called
off. No one seems to notice.
Edited by Chris Horn
BIG 12 BAskeTBAll
Notebook: View around the Big 12
Associated Press
Baylor guard Curtis Jerrells, left, drives past Oklahoma States James Anderson, right, in overtime of a NCAA college basketball game on Saturday inWaco, Texas. Jerrells had a game high 31-
points to help defeat Oklahoma State 98-92 in overtime.
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Holt to participate
in senior showcase
Cunningham joins Lions
as defensive coordinator
Detroit Lions coach Jim
Schwartz made his frst major
staf hire Wednesday, bringing
in veteran assistant Gunther
Cunningham as defensive
The two previously worked
together as assistants on Jef
Fishers staf in Tennessee.
Schwartz was defensive coor-
dinator under Fisher this past
season, when the Titans posted
an NFL-best 13-3 record with a
defense that ranked second in
points allowed.
Cunningham, a 40-year
coaching veteran on the col-
lege and pro levels, was Kansas
Citys head coach from 1999-
2000 and the Chiefs defensive
coordinator from 1995-98 and
from 2004 through this past
Hell set about trying to fx
one of the leagues worst de-
fenses, one of the big reasons
Detroit didnt win a game last
Terms of his contract were
not disclosed.
Cunningham also has served
as an assistant with the Raiders,
Chargers and Colts in the NFL
and California, Stanford, Arkan-
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Player FG-FGA 3FG-3FGA Rebs A Pts
Cory Montgomery 7-17 0-3 6 3 18
Catheryn Redmon 2-6 0-0 5 0 4
Kaitlyn Burke 1-3 1-2 0 0 3
Yvonne Turner 6-11 3-6 2 4 17
Dominique Kelley 3-7 1-1 2 0 9
Nicole Neals 2-4 2-4 0 0 6
Kala Kuhlmann 0-3 0-1 1 1 0
Harleen Sidhu 0-3 0-2 3 0 0
Tay Hester 5-7 0-0 4 2 10
Jessica Periago 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 26-61 7-19 27 10 67
Player FG-FGA 3FG-3FGA Rebs A Pts
Krysten Boogaard 8-14 0-0 13 1 18
Nicollette Smith 2-6 1-4 4 0 6
LaChelda Jacobs 2-5 0-0 3 4 4
Ivana Catic 0-4 0-1 2 3 0
Danielle McCray 12-18 3-3 8 1 30
Kelly Kohn 0-0 0-0 3 1 0
Porscha Weddington 0-0 0-0 2 0 0
Totals 24-47 4-8 35 10 58
Cory Montgomery 7-17 0-3 6 3 18
Kaitlyn Burke 1-3 1-2 0 0 3
Kala Kuhlmann 0-3 0-1 1 1 0
Dominique Kelley 3-7 1-1 2 0 9
Krysten Boogaard 8-14 0-0 13 1 18
LaChelda Jacobs 2-5 0-0 3 4 4
Danielle McCray 12-18 3-3 8 1 30
Porscha Weddington 0-0 0-0 2 0 0
33 25 58
32 35 67 NEBRASKA
Tay Hester 5-7 0-0 4 2 10
forward Danielle McCray, the
Jayhawks shot 61 percent, scoring
14 of their 33 first-half points in
the paint.
But most of Boogaards pro-
duction came in the first half. She
scored 12 of her 18 points before
the break.
I thought they were being a
lot more physical in the second
half with me,
Boogaard said.
Thats what they
W h e r e a s
Nebraskas offense
caught fire after
halftime, Kansas
was put on ice.
The Jayhawks shot
35 percent in the
second half and
turned the ball over 12 times.
We just never got in rhythm,
Henrickson said. We didnt work
to get the same high-percentage
shots we got in the first half.
Perhaps the lone positive from
Wednesday nights game was
McCrays performance. Over the
past two weeks, much has been
made of the junior guards recent
struggles. But against Nebraska,
Kansas leading scorer poured
in 30 points and made 12-of-18
For the first time in three games,
McCrays shots came within the
flow of Kansas offense.
It felt like I didnt rush that
much, McCray said.
I didnt rush any-
thing, and thats what
been bad with me
in previous games.
Tonight I was just
The Jayhawks are
going to need that
mindset to continue
if they are to make a
splash in its upcom-
ing Big 12 games. The Jayhawks
find themselves looking up at the
Big 12 hierarchy.
No. 18 Kansas State team travels
to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday
followed by a trip to No. 9 Texas
A&M on Jan. 31.
Edited by Andrew Wiebe
When coach Bonnie Henricksons
teams shoot better than 50 percent
from the feld, they win.
Like fnals or taxes, its a fact of
Well, at least it was. Kansas
teams in Henricksons fve years
sported a fashy 19-0 record when
hitting more than half of their feld
Somebody forgot to tell the
Huskers, and the
Jayhawks shot a
touch better than
50 percent and
Weve said it
a million times,
Henrickson said.
Whether you are
shooting the ball
well or not shoot-
ing the ball well,
you need more shots.
Kansas had 10 fewer shots than
Nebraska in the frst half and ended
up attempting 14 fewer shots in the
Henrickson thinks the only real
factor in the huge discrepancy in
shot attempts was the Jayhawks
tendency to turn the ball over
time and time again. The box
score agrees, as the Jayhawks out-
rebounded the Huskers by 8, the
only other main factor in the num-
ber of shot attempts.
Were travelling and throwing
the ball out of bounds, and on a
night when you shoot the ball pret-
ty well, you just need more shots,
Henrickson said.
Teir 22 turnovers tied for sec-
ond-most in the conference so far
this season. Te only team to turn
the ball over more than Kansas was
Texas Tech, whose 23 turnovers
came in a victory over Kansas.
Henricksons teams in the past
were 61-13 when they outshot their
opponents. Te Huskers shot 42.6
percent from the feld. Nebraska
was still hotter from the feld than
they had been in their past three
games in losses to Big 12 oppo-
Te idea that the Jayhawks could
shoot that well and lose was start-
ing to have life at the end of the
frst half.
After Nebraska junior Cory
Montgomery hoisted an errant
three-pointer to end
the half, the Jayhawks
finished the half
shooting an outstand-
ing 60.9 percent from
the feld. Tey also
allowed the Huskers
to shoot just 42.4
percent, but led by a
single point.
Henrickson attri-
butes the high per-
centage in the frst half to the teams
ofensive execution.
Afer halfime, the Huskers shot
a bit better than the Jayhawks, and
the point became clear.
We dont work to get the same
high percentage shots in the sec-
ond half as we do in the frst half,
Henrickson said.
Kansas has discovered in their
past two games that basketball, like
life, isnt always fair.
Against Texas Tech Saturday
night, they were getting open looks
but their jump shots couldnt hit
the water from a paddle boat.
In Lincoln, they found out that
the team that steals more, blocks
more, rebounds more and shoots
better doesnt always win.
Te Jayhawks can only hope that
karma exists.
Edited by Heather Melanson
McCray breaks barrier
For the frst time since March 1, 2007 on the road against Mis-
souri, danielle McCray shot better than 50 percent from the
feld in Big 12 regular season play.
McCray fnished the game with 30 points hitting 12-of-18 shots
and scoring 30 points. It ends a stretch of 33 percent shooting
from the feld in Kansas last two games.
Junior guard LaChelda Jacobs tries to haul in a pass as a Nebraska defender defends her in Kansas 67-58 loss in Lincoln, Neb. Kansas committed 22 turnovers, losing their third conference game.
Sloppy play ices Jayhawks hot shooting night
Kansas shoots better than 50 percent yet
cant recover from 22 costly turnovers
WomENS BBALL (continued from 12A)
I thought they were
being a lot more
physical in the second
half with me.
We dont work to
get the same high
percentage shots in
the second half as we
do in the frst half.
Kansas coach
Kansas State beats
Texas Tech on the road
LUBBoCK, Texas Shalee
Lehning had 16 points, 11
rebound and nine assists to
lead No. 18 Kansas State to
a 60-48 win over Texas Tech
Wednesday night.
Marlies gipson had 11
points, 10 rebounds, three
steals and two blocked shots
for Kansas State (16-1, 3-1 Big
12). Ashley Sweat added 16
Kierra Mallard and Maria
Moore led Tech (11-6, 2-2)
with 13 points each.
Tech had a total of 11 steals,
including four by Jordan Mur-
phree and three by Mallard.
Kansas State led 22-20 at
the half and stretched the lead
to 16 points with 8:10 to go in
the second half.
Kansas State shot 45
percent from the feld to Texas
Techs 32 percent.
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sports 11A Thursday, January 22, 2009
ou know that joke about the
two hunters in woods? Te
one that goes a little some-
thing like this:
Two hunters go out hunting in the
woods and stumble upon a bear. Ob-
viously agitated, the bear stares at the
hunters and starts running at them.
Te frst man drops his gun and starts
to run. Te second man yells at his
friend, Wait, youre never going to
outrun that bear. Te frst man turns
and yells back, I dont have to outrun
the bear, I just have to outrun you.
Its an old joke, of course. But it
may provide a little bit of perspective
when looking at the Kansas basket-
ball team. Despite the growing pains
and the inconsistent performances
and the early season road blocks, the
young Jayhawks are sitting pretty to
win at least a share of their ffh
consecutive Big 12 title.
Dont believe it? Lets look at a few
numbers. Were going to study the
Real Time RPI rankings of the Big
12 North.
Team Record RPI
Kansas 14-4 38
Missouri 14-3 41
Nebraska 12-4 78
Kansas State 10-6 100
Iowa State 11-6 110
Colorado 7-9 228
By contrast, lets take a look at the
Big 12 South:
Oklahoma 17-1 5
Texas 13-4 24
Baylor 13-3 32
Oklahoma State 12-4 20
Texas A&M 14-4 44
Texas Tech 10-7 101
Tese number are interesting,
although they pretty much point out
what weve known for the last three
or four years. Te Big 12 South is
signifcantly deeper than the Big 12
And that means Kansas shouldnt
have much trouble running past
its Big 12 North counterparts. Te
Jayhawks might not have their usual
bite, but that may not matter.
Of course, we dont really need
a complicated formula to know
that an Oklahoma team with All-
American candidate Blake Grifn
will be dangerous in March, and that
Colorado might be one of the worst
Big 12 teams since the inception of
the conference.
Boy, are the Bufs lousy.
Tey lost by 45 (45!) points at
Missouri, and they lost at conference
juggernaut Texas Tech on Tuesday,
which might have been one of their
last realistic shots to win a confer-
ence game. Ten again, they do get
two games each against K-State,
Nebraska and Iowa State, so even the
lost Bufaloes have a fghting chance
at a few victories.
And that might just be the best
argument for another Big 12 cham-
pionship trophy for Kansas.
If the Jayhawks take care of busi-
ness against the North and fnish 9-1
or 8-2, and then hold serve at home
against the South, youre looking at
11 or 12 Big 12 victories. And if you
want to get crazy and drink a little
crimson Kool-Aid, its not impos-
sible to imagine Kansas winning 13
conference games.
And, of course, you know what
Oklahoma is saying. Oh no, Oh no.
Oh yea.
Heres a warning. If youre already
sufering from Obama-fatigue, you
might want to stop reading. Tis
actually doesnt have much to do
with our new president, but rather
the party he held on the steps of the
Lincoln Memorial this past week-
end. Tere were dozens of terrifc
musical performances.,
U2, Garth Brooks and Beyonc just
to name a few.
But they really did save the best
for last. Bruce Springsteen ac-
companied 89-year-old folk legend
Pete Seeger and Seegers grandson
for a memorable sing-a-long of the
elementary school classic, Tis
Land Is Your Land.
Even more interesting is this
tidbit: Seeger, who has been a
controversial political fgure for de-
cades, sang two verses that are ofen
censored from the school-house
Type Pete Seeger and Tis
Land Is Your Land into your You-
Tube search feld and enjoy.
Speaking of our new president,
Te Morning Brew found a couple
of nice magazine pieces about our
nations most high-profle sports fan.
First, in a story cleverly titled,
Te Audacity of Hoops, Sports
Illustrateds Alexander Wolf de-
scribes how the game of basketball
shaped Obamas
including his
playing high
school ball at
Punahou School
in Hawaii.
Esquires Chuck
devoted a few thousand words to
Obamas brother-in-law, Craig Rob-
inson, who took over as the head
basketball coach at Oregon State
this past ofseason. As expected,
Robinson was at the inauguration on
Both stories are worth a glance.
Edited by Heather Melanson
Hawks could score Big 12 title
By Rustin dodd
Deep down I was hoping to
get drafted in the frst round.
I tried not to have too many
expectations. In my heart I
was always hoping I would
get drafted by Kansas City and
since it was in the frst round it
was perfect.
Matt Besler to the KC Star
Demolition of the exterior of
the former Bannister Mall in
Kansas City, Mo. began yester-
day. Plans call for mixed-use
development anchored by an
18,500 seat professional soccer
stadium that will be home to
the Kansas City Wizards.
Kansas City Wizards
Q: What local product was
drafted in the frst round of the
Major League Soccer Super-
Draft last week?
A: Overland Park native and
Blue Valley West graduate
Matt Besler was drafted by
the Kansas City Wizards with
the eighth overall pick in last
Thursdays MLS SuperDraft.
courtside: Looking for more
than fts
in the
paper? No? Well, check out the
Courtside blog anyway.
The give
and go:
Live from
and Jayson Jenks detail Kansas
victory/loss. The guys discuss
Danielle McCrays game and
the Jayhawks eforts on the
ofensive glass.
blogAllen: For a more ex-
tensive breakdown than youll
fnd in the paper, check out
Taylor Berns Big 12 Wrap on
Blog Allen. It includes the full
power rankings and more info
on upcoming games.
Through the Uprights: Of-
takes a
closer look at the latest addi-
tion to the Kansas coaching
staf, defensive line coach
Kerry Locklin, and gives you
the details on Kansas awards
The Morning brew: Wait, The
Brew re-
ally dedi-
cated a
words to
the best
sports movie montages ever?
Yes, really.
heel over head
Inter Milan Argentine defender Walter Samuel, right, challenges for the ball with AS Roma midfelder Simone Perrotta during the
Italian Cup soccer match, at the San Siro stadiumin Milan, Italy, Wednesday.
Red Sox re-sign All-Star
pitcher to one-year deal
BOSTON All-Star closer
Jonathan Papelbon and the
Boston Red Sox agreed to a $6.25
million, one-year contract that
avoided salary arbitration.
Papelbon has emerged as one
of baseballs top closers. He has
113 saves in 128 chances and a
1.84 ERA in 3 seasons in Boston.
The team settled on the one-year
agreement for the pitcher, who
will not be eligible for free agency
until after the 2011 season.
The 28-year-old Papelbon is
one of four pitchers to record 30
or more saves in each of his frst
three full seasons. He is 29 saves
from the Red Sox mark of 132 set
by Bob Stanley from 1977-89.
Voters pass proposal to
entice NFL team in LA
INDUSTRY, Calif. Voters
approved a bond measure that
would provide $150 million for
infrastructure improvements at
a 600-acre site near Los Angeles
where a stadium has been pro-
posed to lure an NFL team.
The results support a proposal
by billionaire developer Ed Roskis
Majestic Real Estate Co. to build
an $800 million stadium if an NFL
team agrees to move there.
Industry is hosting the latest
in a long string of plans to bring
an NFL team back to Los Angeles
after the Rams and Raiders exited
the nations second-biggest mar-
ket after the 1994 season.
Stanford athletics in red,
eliminating staf, teams
athletic department is project-
ing a $5 million loss in revenue
over the next three years and
is considering cutting staf and
eliminating some sports teams,
The Associated Press has learned.
The school is expected to
decide in the next 30 to 60 days
on staf cuts, a Stanford em-
ployee familiar with the budget
issues told the AP. He spoke on
condition of anonymity because
he was not authorized to discuss
the shortfall.
The person also said it wasnt
clear which teams, if any, would
be considered for elimination
and it likely wouldnt be until the
fall at the earliest.
Stanford has 35 sports teams,
19 for women, 15 for men and
one coed squad.
City may borrow millions
to build Olympic village
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
Vancouvers fnance director
recommended that the city take
over the fnancing of the Olympic
athletes village to save money
and ensure timely completion.
Kenneth Bayne suggested that
the city borrow the remaining
$356 million needed to fnish
the village and advance the next
construction payment due to
developers. City ofcials received
authority to take out the loan on
the project during a special sit-
ting of the provincial legislature
over the weekend, making a loan
possible without a referendum.
While the 2010 Olympic
organizing committee has said
the villages problems rest with
Vancouver, its executive vice
president in charge of marketing
and sponsorship acknowledged
that the problems are tainting
the Games as a whole.
Associated Press
Former champs Safn,
Federer to match-up
MELBOURNE, Australia
Roger Federer and Marat
Safn rolled to easy victories
Wednesday against frst-time
opponents to reach the Aus-
tralian Opens third round. The
familiarity factor will be higher:
Theyll be playing each other.
Although Federers No. 2
ranking is 24 places higher,
Safns talent set the stage for
an early marquee matchup.
Safn has said he is unlikely
to play after this year, so hes
trying to enjoy what could be
his farewell tour.
I have nothing to lose, Safn
said. He knows how to play
against me; I know how to play
against him.
The winner would be on
track for a possible semifnal
meeting against defending
champion Novak Djokovic.
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Big 12 road woes still plague the Jayhawks. woMENS bASKETbALL 10A
On the new release shelf at a
downtown bookstore sits the years
fnest sports read thus far a sem-
inal one at that.
See, every major sport has a
library of timeless books dedicated
to it. Tose whod no sooner pick
up a book than a Tijuana hooker
read George Plimptons Paper
Lion in the 1960s and beyond. John
Feinsteins A Season on the Brink
was among the earliest accounts
of Bob Knights spirited coaching
techniques. Te Library of Congress
likely couldnt hold the glut of tomes
dedicated to baseball.
And so its ftting that L. Jon
Wertheims Blood in the Cage:
Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich,
and the Furious Rise of the UFC
was released last week in the heart
of a decade that has seen MMA
namely the Ultimate Fighting
Championship explode into the
sporting pantheon.
Wertheim a Sports Illustrated
senior writer pens a colorful nar-
rative of the UFCs rise and that of
Miletich, who now runs the sports
world famous training school,
Miletich Fighting Systems Elite in
Bettendorf, Iowa. Wertheim details
the UFCs ascent from its barbar-
ic infancy to its current standing
among the nations biggest sports.
Entwined is Miletichs story of tri-
umph from personal toil and trag-
edy to tutoring the likes of MMA
stars Matt Hughes and Tim Sylvia
to name a few.
By now, the UFCs popularity
is common knowledge. One needs
only to pass by Bufalo Wild Wings
on a Saturday fght night to see a
scene in which eager patrons spill
through the door some huddled
near a window to catch a glimpse
of the main event.
Equal parts curious bystander
and well-versed fans, crowds at
pay-per-view purveyors keep grow-
ing like the Bernard Madof Ponzi
scheme that wasnt and $50 events
remain recession proof among
households as well the UFC has
routinely pulled in an upwards of
one million buys per card lately.
MMA has efectively replaced box-
ing and its cesspool of corruption
and disorder as the de-facto fght
in town.
It belongs at Kansas Citys Sprint
Center and soon. Face it, Sid the
Kid and the Pittsburgh Penguins
led us on and not a credible word
has been uttered alluding to a pro
basketball franchise calling Kansas
City home anytime soon. We
should be sick of half-assed exhi-
bitions and demand blood (of the
UFC variety).
Tat said MMA fnally has an
incredible read that sets the record
straight on a sport still misunder-
stood by many. Tumbing through
its pages one more time, one quo-
tation reverberates and perhaps
serves as an appropriate summa-
tion of MMAs allure:
Teres a part of our genetics
that likes watching ultimate com-
petition, announcer Joe Rogan
tells Wertheim. When you break
it down, what are sports all about?
One guy dominating another guy,
within a sport. (In MMA) you
shed away as much as possible:
goalposts, helmets, most rules. Te
purest form of sport is fghting, and
the purest form of fghting is mixed
martial arts.
Edited by Chris Horn
No one disputes that junior
guard Sherron Collins and soph-
omore center Cole Aldrich are
Kansas leaders.
But ask Aldrich or any of
his teammates who holds the
Jayhawks together when theyre
slogging through practice or fght-
ing through an error-flled stretch
in a game and theyll give another
name: junior guard Mario Little.
When youre going through
tough times, you ofen look at Rio
and hes always smiling, Aldrich
said. I dont quite know why it is,
but hes always smiling and he has
a great smile.
Despite missing the frst 12
games of the season with a stress
fracture in his lower lef leg and
a broken lef hand, Little never
showed his disappointment to
teammates. Instead, he encour-
aged them with his optimism.
Little says thats simply who he
is. Tats how his grandmother,
Hazel Little, taught him to be.
She told me, Teres always
a better side, Little said.
Everything happens for a rea-
If Aldrich is fond of Marios
smile, he should see how much
Mario beams when talking about
Hazel. Little uses phrases like
my favorite and my heart to
describe his relationship with the
84-year-old who helped raise him
in Chicago.
It hasnt been as easy, however,
for Rio as his teammates call
him to think about Hazel lately.
For the last two weeks, shes been
battling internal bleeding and
spending time in hospital surgery
It has been tough, Little said.
I just dont think about it a lot. I
just try to think about basketball
the reason why Im here.
Mario wont say dealing with
injuries and his grandmothers ill-
ness simultaneously has been easy,
but his teammates havent seen
anything that suggests otherwise.
If Mario needed it, he could
seek attention from his teammates
the way they look toward him on
the court. But Mario is complex.
He comforts those around him,
but doesnt need to be comforted
Hes always joking, Collins
said. Hes still joking now so we
cant tell if hes hurting or not.
Collins could probably tell
Mario wasnt hurting Monday
night afer Kansas 73-53 victory
against Texas A&M. Little scored
a career-high 15 points on 6-for-
6 shooting in only 14 minutes of
playing time.
Although his leg is still not 100
percent healed and hes still not
as fast as he can be, Little said his
performance gave Kansas fans a
glimpse of what he could do the
rest of the season.
One of his utmost strengths is
versatility. Because Mario is 6-foot-
5 and an efective rebounder, Self
can sub him in as either a guard
or post player. His uniqueness as a
player mirrors his personality.
I think he has a presence about
him that no one else on our team
has other than Sherron, Self said.
He believes he belongs. He has a
toughness and a presence that ele-
vates our manliness as a group.
Mario had another reason to
be happy the day before the game
against the Aggies. It was Hazels
84th birthday and Mario talked to
her on the phone.
We werent talking about bas-
ketball, Mario said. We were just
talking about what she was doing.
I just asked her if she was enjoying
If Marios recovery and play
continues to progress, hes certain-
ly going to be enjoying himself. So
will his teammates.
-Edited by Grant Treaster
BY StEphEn montEmAYoR
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Mr. optimism is all smiles
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Junior guard Mario Little, since returning froma leg injury, has been leading with toughness on the court. Little scored a career-high 15 points in 14 minutes of playing time in Mondays game against Texas A&M.
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Lackadaisical second half frustrates Jayhawks
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Back from injury, guard Mario Little has brought his grin and some toughness to Kansas
Junior forward guards Nebraska guard Kala Kuhlmann during Kansas 67-58 loss in Lincoln, Neb.
McCray scored a career-high 30 points but Kansas failed to pick up its second conference victory.
Before the season started, coach
Bonnie Henrickson and her play-
ers spoke repeat-
edly about playing
a complete game,
not just a good
half. Last year those
inconsistencies cost
the Jayhawks mul-
tiple victories in the
Big 12.
On Wednesday
night, against a
Nebraska team that
was 0-3 in confer-
ence play, Kansas
problems returned.
Af ter pi eci ng togeth-
er a solid first half, the Jayhawks
let another quality chance at a vic-
tory slip away, losing 67-58 to the
Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Neb.
I thought we imploded a little
bit, Henrickson said.
It sure seemed that way.
After holding a lead at halftime,
and after junior guard LaChelda
Jacobs layup 17 seconds into the
second half put
Kansas up three,
something hap-
pened. The Jayhawks
quit scoring inside.
They started turning
the ball over more.
And, more impor-
tantly, they allowed
too many easy bas-
The Cornhuskers
began the second
half on a 15-3 run,
and all but three of those paints
came in or near the paint.
I thought we did some really
good things in the first half,
Henrickson said. And then to just
come out in the second half and
not execute on either end...
Henrickson didnt finish her
thought, but the sentiment was
easily understood. This loss was
disappointing, especially consider-
ing the way Kansas played in the
first half.
Playing without their second
leading scorer, junior guard Sade
Morris, the Jayhawks made their
intent on offense well known early:
work the ball inside. For three
games, Henrickson had stressed
the importance of consistent post
play, and also the need for success-
ful entry passes from the guards.
Both happened against Nebraska
in the first 20 minutes. Primarily
operating through sophomore cen-
ter Krysten Boogaard and junior
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I thought we did
some really good
things in the frst half.
And then to just come
out in the second half
and not execute on
either end...
Bonnie Henrickson
kansas coach
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