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course returns after hiatus
BlAcksmithing is BAck
The harsh sound of metal striking metal
fills the air as Walt Hull uses a hammer to
bend a spare piece of steel into the shape
of a tree branch.
Hull, adjunct lecturer and local black-
smith, owns Walt Hull Iron Works and
teaches a blacksmithing class to University
students. Students in the class, Topics
in Design: Blacksmithing, are currently
designing their major projects.
The class meets once a week for three
hours at Hulls shop in Pleasant Grove.
Students watch Hull demonstrate for the
first hour of class and then work to devel-
op their own techniques for basic skills
such as punching a hole.
Hull said he hoped to give students
insight into what could be done with
blacksmithing because he often received
overly complicated designs from clients.
The class is made up of eight archi-
tecture, two art and two design students.
Garret Wilson, Grayslake, Ill., graduate
student, said the class was unique because
it gave students the opportunity to see the
relationship between what artists drew by
hand and what they actually created.
Wilson said he planned to create a set
of tongs with animal heads that would
appear to eat what was being picked up for
his major project.
Other students are creating projects
such as tables, candela-
bras and wine racks.
Joshua Bender, St.
Louis senior, said the
class provided hands-on
experience that architec-
ture students didnt often
receive. He said the most
challenging part of the
class was figuring out where to begin.
Theres always things to learn in black-
smithing it seems like, Bender said.
Whit Bones, Tulsa, Okla., senior, has
worked with metals in sculpture. He said
he hoped to use what he was learning in
the class as part of his art in the future.
Although the shop could be danger-
ous, Hull said, most accidents were easily
avoidable with common sense. The first
day of class included an in-depth safety
Hull first taught the class in 2006, but
was unable to continue last year because
the School of Fine Arts was no longer able
to fund it.
The School of Architecture and Urban
Planning is helping to pay for the class this
year. John Gaunt, dean of the school, said
he decided to get involved after students
expressed interest in bringing the black-
smithing class back.
Jon Havener, professor of design, helped
propose the idea while Wilson worked to
generate student interest.
It was really the students that made it
happen by their support, Wilson said.
Hull graduated from the University with
a degree in English. He also taught English
as a Second Language and Linguistics
before working at a steel fabrication plant
as a truck driver.
Hull said he eventu-
ally transitioned into a
position in the shop and
became interested in the
ornamental side of steel
The only formal
blacksmith training
Hull received was at workshops, none of
which lasted more than 10 days. Most of
his knowledge came from observing other
blacksmiths and experimenting with his
own techniques.
Once you start doing it eight hours a
day, you develop a lot of your own tricks,
Hull said.
Hull works with clients from Lawrence
and Kansas City and completed patio rail-
ing for downtown businesses such as the
Free State Brewery Company, Tellers and
Papa Kenos.
Hull will teach the class again next
semester. He said he hoped to continue
the class in the future, but has not made
any definite plans.
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Just beyond the mid-semester hump,
KU Parking and Transit is responding
to rider feedback and altering selected
route times and frequencies. It is also
considering truncating one route to
address overcrowding concerns.
Starting Monday, the Park and Ride
service will begin running in five-
minute intervals at 7 a.m., an hour ear-
lier than the service currently begins
running at that frequency. Route 21,
Campus Express, and route 27, which
runs service between campus and Bob
Billings and Kasold streets, will also run
with increased frequency.
Derek Meier, transportation coordi-
nator and Independence sophomore,
said scheduled stops on routes 24 and
28 had been shifted five minutes earlier.
He said the move would help students
arrive at their destinations on campus in
time for classes that start on the hour.
We tweaked the schedules based on
rider feedback, Meier said.
The Daisy Hill portion of route 29,
which runs to Second and Michigan
streets, has been removed in order to
better maintain the routes schedule.
Updated maps and schedules of the
KU On Wheels routes can be down-
loaded from the Parking and Transit
Web site.
On Thursday, Oct. 30, Parking and
Transit will hold a public comment ses-
sion regarding the proposed elimination
of a stop at Irving Hill and Engel roads
on the Park and Ride Express route.
The change is intended to reduce over-
crowding on the route by forcing some
passengers to use the Campus Express
to reach the Daisy Hill residence halls.
The hearing will take place from 4:30
to 6 p.m. in the Regionalist Room in
the Kansas Union. Comments can also
be e-mailed to kupark@ku.edu until
4 p.m., Oct. 30. Parking and Transit
administrators will reach a decision on
whether to eliminate the stop Oct. 31.
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Bus routes
modifed in
response to
rider feedback
Hes running for a seat in the Kansas
House of Representatives as a Democrat,
yet Tyler Holmes, Overland Park freshman,
said that didnt necessarily mean he would
vote for Barack Obama as president on
Election Day.
What Ive struggled with is I really
thought Barack Obama was going to be
a clear-cut change, and unfortunately, I
thought it really ended up being the lesser
of two evils, he said. My ballot is still up
in the air.
Holmes was one of 16 KU students who
had the opportunity to voice his political
views on NewsRadio KMBZ 980 Tursday
morning. Te popular AM stations Kansas
Citys Morning News program with E.J.
Becker and Ellen Schenk played host to a
live student town hall forum at Te Robert
J. Dole Institute of Politics.
Te hosts asked the students questions
on a range of topics, including who stu-
dents were voting for and why, and what
they thought about Saturday Night Lives
2008 election sketches.
Holmes said he was registered as a
Democrat because he was inspired by the
accomplishments of the Kansas Democratic
Party and Kansas Democrats like Dennis
I consider myself a Kansas Democrat,
but the Kansas Democratic party considers
me a Republican at the national level, he
said, further explaining why he was still an
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walt hull works to mold a piece of iron onThursday night during a blacksmithing class nowbeing ofered at KU. The
class meets onThursday nights at a shop just outside of Lawrence.
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Kate dinneen, blacksmith instructor, and chris
hinton, overland park junior wait for the forge to
heat up their steel materials. Dinneen along withWalt
Hull teach the blacksmithing class, a newclass in the
school or architecture.
Student support and
additional funding
prompt the comeback
of lecturer Walt Hulls
blacksmithing course
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class in action, check out
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The seminar Statistical
Methods for In Vitro Assays in
Drug Discovery will begin at 9
a.m. in the Simons Auditorium
in the Higuchi Biosciences
Kansas will play host to the
Big 12 Relays. They will begin at
9 a.m. in the Robinson Natato-
The homecoming event
Crimson and Blue Spirit Day
will begin at 10 a.m. in Wescoe
The lecture Julie Eizenberg,
AIA, Architect will begin at
11:30 a.m. in Woodruf Audito-
rium in the Kansas Union.
The seminar Pre-Law Infor-
mation Session will begin at 12
p.m. in Nunemaker Center.
The seminar Staying Safe in
Cyberspace will begin at 2 p.m.
in Continuing Education.
Soccer vs. Texas will begin
at 3 p.m. at the Jayhawk Soccer
The student group event KU
Professionals for Disability: CRL
Learns: Capacity Building will
begin at 3 p.m. in 247 JRP.
The seminar From Refugees
to Domsticas: Cultivating Cen-
tral American Subjects in U.S.
Media and Film will begin at
3:30 p.m. in the Seminar Room
in Hall Center.
The lecture What Does a
Liberal Society Owe the Disad-
vantaged? will begin at 4 p.m.
in the Conference Hall in Hall
The social event TGIF
will begin at 4 p.m. in Adams
Alumni Center.
The lecture The La Venta Ol-
mec: How did they move those
giant stone heads to their city
in the jungle? will begin at 4
p.m. in the International Room
in the Kansas Union.
The lecture How did the
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Alcove J in the Kansas Union.
The seminar Expanding the
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Members of Theta Chi Fraternity, Nick Templin, Maize junior, and Will Eason, Olathe junior, sing an altered rendition of a song fromthe movieSister ActThursday night at the Adams
Alumni Center for the Homecoming Jayhawk Jingles Contest. Theta Chi and its partner, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, won frst place; Triangle fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority won second place;
and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority won third place.
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This weekend is a special
one for KU alumni. Of the
nearly 300,000 alumni in
the KU Alumni Associations
database, half live in Kansas.
The three states with the next
highest percentage are Mis-
souri (9%), California (5%), and
Texas (4%).
study aBroad
Students learn to stretch their cash overseas
In the past few years, the
exchange rate of the dollar has
reached all-time lows, leaving stu-
dents and advisers feeling crunched
financially when planning or par-
ticipating in trips abroad. However,
this drop in value has hit at a time
when universities nationwide are
pushing studying abroad. While
more students than ever are study-
ing abroad, students, professors
and administrators are changing
the ways they conduct the pro-
Last year, the dollar dropped
by five percent in relation to the
pound and ten percent against the
euro. In response, professors are
changing the structures of their
programs abroad to keep costs
Mary Klayder, lecturer in the
English department and teacher of
the British Summer Institute study
abroad program, said affordability
was a top priority.
When I was in college, I was
poor and I couldnt study abroad,
she said. As a director, I must
think about how much this costs.
Klayder began teaching the
British Summer Institute in 1990.
Eighteen years later, the program
has been reduced from seven
weeks to four and a half weeks.
Instead of traveling to seven plac-
es, the students travel to three
all to cut costs.
Robert Lopez, study abroad
outreach coordinator, said he
expected the price of study abroad
to increase a little each year. This
was the case with the Italian insti-
tute that has hosted University stu-
dents participating in the Summer
Language Institute in Florence,
Italy for the past 40 years. This
year, Debra Karr, lecturer in the
French and Italian department, led
the program.
Every year, the price goes up a
little bit, Karr said, But this year
the Italian director felt so bad for
the Americans that she didnt raise
any of the prices for us.
Katie Billups, Dallas junior, is
one student thinking outside of
the study-abroad box to find an
affordable program. Billups plans
on studying in Argentina or Peru
this spring instead of a more com-
mon European destination.
It was mainly a cultural draw,
but I had a budget of what I could
spend, she said. South America is
cheaper and I could travel more.
Klayder also found that more
students than ever were consider-
ing short-term programs.
David Wiley has also noticed
that fewer students are spending
summers in London, one of the
most expensive cities in Europe.
The high cost of living in Scotland
has also been a deterrent for stu-
dents. Despite this, the majority of
programs continue to grow.
We had 18 more students in
2008 versus 2007, Karr said. But
I wondered if the dollar was stron-
ger, would we have had 10 more?
No matter what, students will
be spending more money now.
Staff members at the Office of
Study Abroad are doing their best
to prepare students for the ris-
ing costs. Lopez said the staff was
rewriting its budget worksheet to
prepare students for how much
money they would actually spend.
However, despite preparation, stu-
dents can never really be ready for
the shock factor upon arrival.
The students arrived and they
were hit by two things, Karr said.
Italy has suffered as much infla-
tion as us. For Italians, things were
expensive and on top of that, we
had the weak dollar.
Katie Wetzel, Manhattan senior,
who spent last summer studying
Shakespeare at Oxford in England,
was struck by how expensive food
It is like your money just evap-
orates with just eating, she said.
It just goes!
The most common solution
was to stock up on snacks at gro-
cery stores instead of eating out.
Klayder arranged several years ago
for students in London to live in
apartments where they can cook
instead of eating out. In the sum-
mer institute in Italy, students live
with host families who provide
breakfast and dinner. A cooking
class is also included in the pro-
gram fee.
We started to look forward
to our bread and cheese lunches,
Brianne Pfannenstiel, Lawrence
junior, said. Pfannenstiel studied
in Italy with the Summer Language
Klayder noted that many stu-
dents also limited the amount of
times they would go out. Wetzel,
too, said her group as a whole
tried to have a good time together
without going out.
I learned about the concept
of pregaming in Europe, Wetzel
But she also noted that there
were ways to be smart about going
Going out and clubs cost, she
said But if you do your research
ahead of time, you can find the
places that are free.
Students also found them-
selves cutting down on travel. Karr
noticed that the group she led
in 2008 limited their travel much
more than her group in 2007. She
found this the saddest part.
It was sad when I heard stu-
dents say I would like to go to
Pompeii. But cant because I dont
have the money, she said. Here
they are, they are in Italy, they have
a desire to see a fantastic site and
it is money that is holding them
Others, however, just went for
I was at Winchester Cathedral,
said Wetzel. A few people didnt
want to go in, and I was like, OK,
Im here, when am I going to be
here again?
Study abroad prospects look
good for the future. Even if the
dollar dips in value again, the
nationwide push will continue.
And more scholarships and loans
will continue to be offered, mak-
ing it possible for more students to
make their voyages.
And more than that, students
will adapt their experiences, still
able to have an amazing time on
a budget.
Edited by Kelsey Hayes
KU alum among pilots
for pregame fyover
The KU Air Force ROTC will
fy a plane over Memorial Sta-
dium before Saturdays home-
coming game against Texas
Tech. The plane is an AT-38C
provided by the 435th Fighter
Training Squadron based out
of Randolph Air Force Base,
Texas, in honor of Homecom-
ing Week. The pilots scheduled
to fy the plane are Capt. Bryan
Meek, KU alumnus who gradu-
ated in 2000, Capt. Patrick
Bridges, Capt. Penn Brown and
Capt. Dave Evans.
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news 3A Friday, OctOber 24, 2008
undecided voter.
Stephanie Bell, Leawood junior,
said if she had to select one of the
two candidates, she would vote for
Obama because of his ability to
connect with young voters.
Assuming I dont put in a write-
in, its my only choice at this point,
Bell said afer Schenk pointed out
that Bell had little in common with
Obama, a 47-year-old black man.
George Dungan, Lincoln, Neb.,
junior, said he too would vote
for Obama because he supported
Obamas initiative to make college
afordable for all students. Dungan
said he liked Obamas plan to
exchange community service for
tuition dollars because he planned
on joining AmeriCorps or Teach
For America afer college.
Alex Earles, Salina sophomore
and John McCain supporter, said
voters needed to focus on which
candidate was the best choice over-
I want someone who can rep-
resent the entire nation, he said,
someone who has experience.
Students generally had similar
views on SNLs portrayal of the
candidates and the sketches efects
on the election.
Jesse Vaughn, Mound City
senior and president of KU College
Republicans, said he watched
SNL for the comic relief and the
program would not infuence his
I know that Democrats dont
want to give her any credit, he said
of Palins appearance on SNL last
Saturday, but she did get them the
highest ratings in 14 years.
Amanda Applegate, Wichita
senior and Obama supporter,
also said she watched the sketches
purely for entertainment.
A lot of their portrayals, even
of Barack Obama, have a little bit
of basis in truth, she said. Tey
wouldnt be funny otherwise.
Tursdays event was part of the
Dole Institutes Civic Engagement
Week, which was extended to a
month this year because of the
presidential election. Te KMBZ
980 morning radio hosts said they
broadcast from the University
because they thought it was impor-
tant that the youth vote was not
overlooked. Te show also came to
the University at the request of Bill
Lacy, director of the Dole Institute.
Lacy is a regular on the morning
show at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesdays.
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election 2008 (continued from 1A)
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Stephanie Bell, leawood junior, answers a question during a discussion about the upcom-
ing election at the Dole Institute of Politics Thursday morning as Jay Edwards of News Radio 980
KMBZ looks on. The radio station broadcasted fromthe Dole Institute to get students opinions on
the presidential candidates.
Government repays veterans family
The kin of the soldier in WWII received the payment
because he was wrongly imprisoned for part in riot
ORLANDO, Fla. It took six
decades, but a wrongly convicted
World War II veterans family is
finally getting his back pay with
Samuel Snows widow, Margaret,
and son, Ray, received a check for
$27,580 on Thursday, 64 years
after Snow was wrongly convicted
of participating in a riot that led to
his imprisonment for more than a
year. Snow died at age 83 in July,
hours after the Army apologized
and reversed his dishonorable dis-
Ray Snow compared his father
to the Biblical hero Job an
upright man who was punished for
no good reason.
A good, upright man who was
struck down ... yet he held on, Ray
Snow, 56, a school teacher, said
after his family received the check.
He held onto to the belief that this
could be done.
Snow was among 43 soldiers
court-martialed for participating
in a 1944 riot at Fort Lawton in
Seattle that led to the lynching of
an Italian prisoner of war. Those
found guilty of rioting, 28 in all,
were sentenced to as much as 25
years in prison. It was one of the
largest courts martial of World
War II.
A year ago, the Army Board for
Correction of Military Records
set aside Snows conviction, not-
ing that prosecutors had withheld
important evidence and that the
defendants were denied access to
their attorneys. The board also
ruled that four soldiers who peti-
tioned the board, including Snow,
should be given honorable dis-
charges and compensated.
Not long afterward, Snow
received a check for $725 the
amount the Army said he would
have been paid between the time
he was convicted and the time he
was released from prison about 15
months later. It was not adjusted
for inflation and failed to include
64 years worth of interest. At
the time, the Army claimed the
amount was in keeping with regu-
Earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Jim
McDermott, D-Wash., and U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., filed leg-
islation to award interest on the
back pay owed Snow and any
other soldier who has a conviction
overturned by courts or the Army
Board for Correction of Military
Records. It was passed as part of
the Defense Authorization Bill.
Research center introduces
new wing with ceremony
A dedication ceremony for
two new wings of the Structural
Biology Center took place
Thursday on West Campus.
The additions, which have been
under construction since 2006,
were completed this month. They
will house about 100 research-
ers in biomedical and bioscience
fields. The researchers will be
analyzing and evaluating proteins
with medicinal potential.
Kevin Boatright, director of
research communications at the
University, said the construction
of the center had cost about $22.2
million. The research that will be
conducted within the Structural
Biology Center, or SBC, is largely
funded by research grants. During
the past decade, the SBC project
had been awarded more than $60
million in fed-
eral research
Each of the
new wings will
house a differ-
ent specializa-
tion. One wing
is reserved for
the Specialized
C h e mi s t r y
Center, part of
the deal in the
$20.1 million
grant from the National Institutes
of Health in September. The other
wing will cater to the specific
needs of Blake Peterson, professor
of Medicinal Chemistry, and his
research on finding and develop-
ing drugs to combat cancer.
Peterson, a Kansas Bioscience
Authority Eminent Scholar, was
recruited by the University last
semester and joined the staff after
spending 10 years at Penn State.
Peterson previously told the
University Daily Kansan that
he believed
research was
all about
failure. He
said having
even a small
of studies
work out
meant he
was doing a
good job.
Boatright said about 100
researchers would make use of
the finished SBC. The researchers
range in experience from gradu-
ate students to faculty professors.
The majority of the work
researchers will perform in the
SBC will be related to bioscience.
Researchers will study the struc-
ture of protein molecules and
evaluate their medicinal poten-
tial. Boatright said the researchers
would create libraries of these
molecules. Once promising tar-
gets are found, researchers will
evaluate the molecules ability to
target specific illnesses, eventually
becoming pharmaceuticals.
Boatright said that although
the new wings were not yet func-
tional, the center itself has been
operating since June.
This is as new as it gets,
Boatright said. These two addi-
tions really complete the build-
An open house accompanied
the dedication ceremony, allow-
ing the public to see exactly what
was new within the building.
Boatright said the open tour let
people see what researchers would
be working with.
Boatright also said the SBC on
West Campus would eventually
house of the School of Pharmacy.
He said having related fields work-
ing in close proximity would ben-
efit the research down the road.
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U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) speaks at the Structural Biology Center dedication ceremony
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LOS ANGELES It was a starry
night at the California Science
Center as Steven Spielberg, Billy
Crystal and Bette Midler celebrat-
ed Kirk Douglas and a foundation
to preserve memories of the
Douglas, 91, was honored
Wednesday with comedy from
Crystal, music from Midler and
kind words from Spielberg at the
Shoah Foundations Ambassa-
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Kirk Douglas, in a way, has
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today is a 7
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back. Not a good time to travel,
either. Proceed with caution.
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Every once in a while, you just
have to splurge. If youre plan-
ning on doing it with company
or family money, however, bet-
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today is a 6
Take a moment to get orga-
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racing around quite yet. First,
fgure out where youre going.
CanCer (June 22-July 22)
today is a 6
For the next four weeks, a lot
of things seem to be getting
easier. It wont all work out
well, however. The faky stuf
will crumble. Prepare yourself
for several big reality checks.
leo (July 23-aug. 22)
today is a 7
The job is more difcult than
you thought it would be. Take
care, so you dont spend more
in expenses than you make in
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
today is a 6
Youve got a point to prove,
but you should proceed with
caution. Make sure you know
what youre talking about. You
will encounter resistance.
liBra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is a 6
OK, you cant put it of any
longer. The task youve been
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good news is that youll be
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the money.
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today is an 8
Youre feeling stronger now,
and this will continue for sev-
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when you start planning your
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today is an 8
You have everything you need,
although it may not seem that
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and push for more recycling.
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I try to do my part for the envi-
ronment. I recycle, try not to drive
my car if I can help it and buy local
when possible.
However, I was recently intro-
duced to a new way to save the
planet: eco porn. A Web site called
Fuck for Forest is exactly what it
sounds like people doing dirty
deeds to clean up the environment.
Now, truly, everything has become
about sex.
Before entering the Web site,
there is a disclaimer that says, If
you are underage or offended by
truth of love, this probably isnt
for you.
I clicked and was shown a pic-
ture of a naked woman on her
knees, her hands clasped in a pray-
ing position. The background was,
surprise surprise, a forest.
Im guessing the save the for-
est part was the huge chainsaw
leering over the woman and the
forest. Apparently her naked body
was going to stop deforestation.
If you can get past the disturbing
picture, you see the opportunity to
become a member. You donate $15,
which all goes to saving the for-
ests and get one month of access
to videos and photographs.
I am very proudly not a mem-
ber, but Im guessing the photos are
more naked women surrounded by
leaves and trees.
Members can also view recy-
cled porn, which is donated by
In a world where every second
28,258 Internet users are viewing
pornography, this seems to be a
valid way to earn money for the
But the erotic overpowers the
ecological. The World Wildlife
Federation in the Netherlands and
Norway rejected a donation from
Although the intention is good,
if a major environmental group
wont even accept your donations,
this is not the best way to be saving
the planet.
Calling it eco porn doesnt
change the fact that its just porn in
front of a forest.
Grist magazine published an
article in 2004 that said the found-
ers of the site claimed that the
project had raised $50,000 so far.
This was, in large part, thanks to
the fact the couple had sex on stage
at a concert. Am I the only one
who thinks sex should stay in the
bedroom? Or at least on the hill or
in the stacks.
I have heard the arguments
about porn being liberating and
about how its the models choice
to participate.
This does not change the fact
that its objectifying. Every second
$3,075.64 is spent on pornography,
so I guess I am in the minority.
There is porn for everyone. FFF
features a link to veg porn featur-
ing titillating tofu eaters.
Whether you like porn or not,
naked women is not the best way
to save the environment.
Instead, donate your $15 to an
environmental activist group that
has kept its integrity.

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It was in October 2002 that
the first issue of the The Graffiti
Review came out. A friend of mine
and I had decided to start up a
monthly paper in response to the
badly edited, trite and often point-
less articles in the school newspa-
per. However, this is not to say
that our paper was the greatest
piece of literature since War and
In fact, we really had no idea
what we were doing. We enjoyed
reading the satirical newspaper
The Onion and figured we could
do the same, or something similar
at least. The first few issues weren't
great by any means.
The first issue featured hard-
hitting articles like How area
ruler can save the world, a movie
review of Apocalypse Now, some
famous quotes and a short poem
I wrote about writing. We didn't
settle though. OK, we initially did
settle out of laziness, but after the
fourth issue we decided to start
improving the paper.
Although we began with over-
hauling the design, the focus later
became the content. The assump-
tion became that no issue was per-
fect and because of this we never
took ourselves too seriously.
The question I asked of both
readers and myself was, What
was wrong with the last issue?
We tried not to take ourselves
too seriously, and if we accom-
plished anything, we accomplished
this. The problem with taking
yourself too seriously is that you
run the risk of parodying yourself,
which is why The Onion and pro-
grams like The Daily Show even
exist. Unfortunately, two stories in
this paper in the last month have
been the type of stuff such outfits
routinely make fun of.
The first time came when I saw
the nearly 9-by-6-inch picture of
a student bleeding on the front
page. Because of the gigantic size
of the picture, the near two-thirds
of the page the story took up and
the serious nature of this paper, I
thought that someone had gone on
another rampage.
After quickly dismissing the
school shooting idea, I decided it
was more likely that someone had
instead set off a bomb. But then
I learned of the tragedy that had
struck campus: a bicyclist flying
into the back windshield of a car.
But worse than taking up two-
thirds of the front page was see-
ing the tiny box at the bottom of
the front page that read, Dow
Jones loses 450 points / The loss
is the worst since the Sept. 11
Had the box instead read,
Gorilla steals sandwich from
Jimmy Johns, I could understand
devoting so much space to the
bicycle story. There are slow days,
but this was not one of them.
It wasn't easy seeing this paper
stoop to the level of the big news
Say it ain't so, Kansan, say it
ain't so!
If this had just happened once,
I wouldn't be writing this. And
then came another story that took
up most of the front page with
another massive picture this
time about snow cones.
I'm still disturbed that anyone
would try all of Tad's Tropical Sno
flavors not once, but twice.
However, more disturbing is the
prospect that something, anything,
of more importance happened on
that day and was marginalized in
favor of this story.
I know this is a college paper,
so no one is expecting perfection
or professional quality from it, but
this time around the stories were
The problem was that they were
above the fold with giant pictures
and took up most of the front page.
The narrow focus worked against
them and became like a journal
entry or an in-class essay.
In the process they become eso-
teric and irrelevant to anyone not
directly affected.
So the audience tuned out, or
the ones who tuned in became so
angry that next time they wished
theyd never started reading.
Mangiaracina is a Lenexa
senior in journalism.
Tyler dOehring
Why insignifcant news
trumps the real news
nick mAngiARAcinA
if a tree falls in a forest,
we make porn about it?
Did you know that if you pour
regular Coke on grass nothing
happens, but if you pour Diet
Coke on grass it kills it?
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in The Underground have
plastic wrap over their clock?
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gest character ever created
on TV.
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walking and holding hands
tightly on a beautiful fall day,
I think to myself, "They really
need somebody to play red
rover with them."
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this message.
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ing at E's: Please go home.
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you're a tool.
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I pissed myself, and an old
man is trying to touch me.
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I went to Columbia this week-
end, and I fgured out very
quickly that Columbia is half
of Lawrence.
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straight so they won't be
afraid to walk around topless
in front of me.
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I really fear for the people
who can read your article and
keep a straight face.
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Ever since I started pledging,
my tobacco use has gone
through the roof.
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campus. It is so hard to stare
at all of them, but damn I am
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I saw my friend almost get
hit by a car yesterday, and I
laughed. Is it wrong that I
don't feel bad about that?
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I think we could all use a
little global warming right
now. Jeez, I wish Al Gore
would have been right about
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It is raining outside, and it
totally sucks for homecom-
ing week. Really? Come on
Mother Nature, you suck.
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We have got to do something
about jaywalking. I just saw
a woman with two kids cross
23rd Street in the pouring rain
when the crosswalk was only
a block away.
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you. The frst 12 New Testa-
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cAitLin thoRnbRugh
What advice the pundits
can glean from Seinfeld
Some fnancial news pundits
must not watch Seinfeld. The
pundits have come to the reve-
lation that everything they ever
professed about the economy
was wrong and that market is
behaving in the exact opposite
to the way it should be.
Yet a number of them have
come back from wherever
pundits go when theyre not
pundit-ing, presumably some
rip in the fabric of space time, to
put their latest spin as to what
the cause of the housing crises
and subsequent stock market
turmoil really was.
Jim Cramer, CNBCs personal
Howard Beale, was on The
Colbert Report and explained
that it wasnt predatory lending
and an overall lack of regulation
it was wait for it too much
This was echoed by an opin-
ion piece in The University Daily
Kansan titled How Over Regu-
lation Has Ruined Wall Street
(Oct. 21). The piece explains
that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac,
Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and
the Community Reinvestment
Act were really responsible and
not corporate greed.
Fannie and Freddie are not
without blame, but lets look
at the root cause of the crisis:
those who did the original lend-
ing of the subprime mortgages.
Private sector mortgage service
companies, like Select Portfolio
Servicing, Inc., made 50 percent
of these loans. Banks made
another 30 percent.
These companies were not
subject to any government
regulation, including CRA. Ac-
cording to a report by a private
legal frm, institutions that were
covered by CRA were half as
likely to resell these loans to
other parties.
Fannie and Freddie gener-
ated virtually none of the $1.5
trillion in subprime mortgages.
The CRA did not require banks
to fail to verify that their clients
had a legitimate source of
income or not make sure they
had made payments in the past.
These pundits should re-
member Jerrys advice, If every
instinct you have is wrong, then
the opposite would have to be
Maybe then theyll be able to
help us get out of the fnancial
crisis. Either that or theyll wind
up working for the Yankees.
AdamMeredith is senior fromLenexa.
In high school, homecom-
ing is about class competitions,
theme days and selecting a king
and queen who are the top choic-
es of the students. Everyone is
At the University, not so much.
Theres chalk on sidewalks, a
parade on Saturday, a sense that
only greeks participate in the
events and nothing that engages
the entire student body.
The week just doesnt
feel special.
Of course, college
isnt high school. About
30,000 students attend
the University. It would
be nearly impossible to make
everyone feel involved.
Every year, the Homecoming
Steering Committee faces this
task. According to vice presi-
dent David Wilcox, its goal is to
make the average student notice
Homecoming Week.
And although that goal may
not be achieved for everyone, this
year, the committee has done a
better job of reaching out to stu-
dents and coming up with new
events to involve them.
These events included the
Jayhawk Renaissance Festival on
Wednesday and the Homecoming
BBQ, which was scheduled for
Thursday. Everyone who attend-
ed the Renaissance Festival got a
prize, and the BBQ was supposed
to feature free live music and free
Any student couldve gone.
Not just greeks or members of
The Committee took a more
proactive approach in getting the
message out about Homecoming
Week. It set up a table on Wescoe
Beach two weeks ago and also
sent detailed e-mails at
the beginning of the
school year to every
student organization
reminding them of
Homecoming Week.
Unlike past years,
these e-mails stressed that any
organization could participate in
some of the competitive events
but not all if financial limita-
tions wouldnt allow. The strategy
St. Lawrence Campus Center
competed in events for the first
time, and the All Scholarship
Hall Council is more involved
than in past years.
The Committees plan wasnt
perfect. Theres still plenty of apa-
thy toward Homecoming, and
there always will be. But more
students and different groups are
involved. Thats a start.
Mark Dent for the
editorial board
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NEWS 6A Friday, OctOber 24, 2008
Center addition dedication today
KU students will have access to
more basketball, racquetball, bad-
minton and multipurpose courts
in a few short weeks when the
addition to the David. A. Ambler
Student Recreation Fitness Center
The 45,000 square-foot addi-
tion will also provide students with
a golf simulator, martial arts room
and multiple courts where they
can play sports such as dodgeball,
cricket, soccer and floor hockey.
The track has also been extended
to one-fourth of a mile long. The
center is scheduled for dedication
today at 3 p.m.
Mary Chappell, director of rec-
reation services, said that despite
the many delays and difficulties in
construction, the center was only a
few weeks away from opening.
Chappell said excessive rain
caused construction problems
when workers discovered they had
not applied a product that kept
out moisture. The moisture was
enough to slow down construc-
R a i n w a t e r
prevented con-
struction work-
ers from pouring
the floors of the
mul t i pur pos e
courts, which
will be composed
of a synthetic material similar to
that of the running track. Chappell
said the amount of moisture in the
floors of the multipurpose courts
was decreasing by about a pound
per week.
A group of students decided
to take advantage of the rainwa-
ter and designed a 5,000 square-
foot rain garden with more than
2,500 native plants. The $40,000
rain garden was funded by
Student Senate, a grant from the
Kansas Department of Health and
Environment and KU Recreation
Services. It is the largest student-
designed and constructed land-
scaping project on campus.
England Porter, Independence
senior, said the rain garden would
help manage the runoff water cre-
ated by the recreation center.
Were using water rather than
getting rid of it, Porter said.
The extension of the running
track sits above the basketball and
multipurpose courts and connects
with the existing track to provide a
quarter-mile track for students.
Roger Heimerman, assistant
director of
facilities and
membershi p,
said the new
courts and
track provided
R e c r e a t i o n
Services with
many more
options for student programming
and events. He said the new track
could be blocked off for groups
such as ROTC or intramural sports
teams to work out or practice on.
The intramural sports clubs,
which have been practicing in
Robinson Center during construc-
tion of the addition, will return to
practice at the Ambler Center when
it opens.
They will use the new martial
arts room for practice because the
old martial arts room was turned
into an extended weights area.
Chappell said two of the score-
boards were already damaged when
they were delivered, so Recreation
Services sent them back to be
rebuilt. She said they were sched-
uled to arrive next Friday.
You cant control those kinds of
things, Chappell said. We didnt
want to accept something that
wasnt good.
Another hiccup in construction
came when Recreation Services
determined that the area built to
house the golf simulator would not
be big enough.
Heimerman said the ceiling was
too low and the lights would have
been hit during the backswing of
the golf club. He said that once the
golf simulator arrived, it would be
relocated to the northeast corner of
the building, next to the multipur-
pose courts.
Chappell said that the area origi-
nally meant for the golf simulator
could be designated for stretching
or stationary bikes, but that the
staff would wait to see how students
used the area before installing any
Were going to watch and see
what you guys are going to do,
Chappell said. Stretching room is
like storage you can never have
Chappell said a sound system
would not be installed until win-
ter break, but students could still
hear music through the intercom
Edited by Arthur Hur
Ryan Waggoner/KANSAN
The foor of the newaddition to the David A. Ambler Student Recreation Fitness
Center is seen fromabove before the dedication ceremony, which will be held at 3 p.m. Friday.
The newaddition to the Student Recreation Fitness Center features two newbasketball courts, a
multipurpose court, two newracquetball courts and a newmartial arts room, as well as an addi-
tion to the current track, which will stretch the total length to a quarter of a mile.
new area stats:
Total size: 145,000 square
Track length: 1/4 mile
six wooden multipurpose
courts that can be used for
basketball, volleyball and
Two synthetic (track-like
material) courts for hockey,
soccer, dodgeball and
Coast Guard rescues two
more Alaskan fshermen
JUNEAU, Alaska Searchers
on Thursday headed to the site
where two fshermen were miss-
ing after their vessel sank in frigid
and storm waters of Alaska. Five
other crew members died and
four were rescued.
A C-130 airplane and a Jay-
hawk helicopter were dispatched
to search for the men still missing
from the sinking of the Katmai,
which sent a distress signal
around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The
aircraft were to arrive by mid-
Coast Guard rescuers pulled
the survivors from a life raft about
15 hours after the distress call.
They were rescued in 43-degree
water near the Amchitka Pass,
which links the Bering Sea to the
Pacifc Ocean about 1,400 miles
southwest of Anchorage.
The crews survival suits, physi-
cal condition and their eforts
to keep one another semi-warm
and awake all could have helped
them endure, said Coast Guard
Petty Ofcer Levi Read.
They were in good spirits and
in good shape, Read said. They
asked to stay, so they could con-
tinue to help with the search.
It wasnt clear what happened
to the 93-foot Katmai. The Coast
Guard received an e-mail from
another boat saying the Katmai
had lost steering and was taking
on water, Read said.
One of the bodies found was
recovered by a fshing vessel that
helped the Coast Guard with the
The Coast Guard reported 10-
to 15-foot seas in the area, with
winds from the north at 34 mph.
The area had a mix of rain and
The Katmai was carrying a load
of cod and heading toward Dutch
Harbor on Unalaska Island, Read
said. Dutch Harbor is 800 miles
southwest of Anchorage.
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Conference coaches heard the murmurs
the last few years.
They felt slighted when experts around
the nation didnt consider the Big 12 one
of the elite conferences in college bas-
ketball. They didnt understand why the
NCAA Tournament selection committee
only picked four Big 12 teams to play for the
title two years ago.
Analysts pointed to the fact that since the
conference formed in 1996, no team from it
had won the National Championship. The
Big 12 was overdue. Kansas ended the
criticism when it defeated Memphis 75-68
in the National Championship in April.
Coaches at the Cox Convention Center for
Big 12 Media Day were thankful.
That was just a question that had to be
answered, Texas coach Rick Barnes said.
Kansas answered it, so well give every-
body a chance to come up with another
question now.
The skeptics probably will come up with
a new one. The conference lost most of its
best players from a year ago. Five of the six
players named to last seasons All-Big 12
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jayhawks, aggies face
off at college station
Kansas hopes to gain victory against Texas A&M for the frst time
ever at the Aggies home court. VolleyBall3B
k-state is a no-go
without its pros
Mens basketball coach Frank Martin says without NBA talent,
its hard to beat the Jayhawks. Morning Brew 2B
While fans and media have worked
themselves into a frenzy over an absurd
chant, I would like to take this moment to
point out that there still is a football game
this Saturday. Its not just any football game
though. ESPN will be televising what may
possibly the biggest game to hit Memorial
Stadium in over a decade. Oh yeah, lets
not forget its Kansas homecoming, too.
Kansas is ranked No. 19 in the AP Poll
and currently leads the Big 12 North. No.
8 Texas Tech is undefeated and trying to
make a statement in the toughest Big 12
South division in years. But for Kansas,
the stakes are as high as any game in Mark
Manginos career, aside from the Orange
This is a chance for Mangino to prove
that his program can beat a legitimate
team. And he knows this. After downing
Colorado 30-16 two weeks ago, he said he
saw a great opportunity in the coming
weeks for his team to prove itself against
four ranked opponents.
As it stands, Kansas is 5-0 against
unranked teams this year. Against ranked
opponents, they are 0-2. If Kansas falls
to Texas Tech this weekend, pollsters will
doubtfully leave it as the only team in the
Top 25 with three losses.
Should Kansas win Saturday, its chanc-
es of winning the Big 12 North for the
first time in school history will be well
within reach. A victory would also make
the Jayhawks bowl eligible and give them
a chance to go back-to-back bowls for the
first time ever.
Is a victory likely? The betters think
so and that is why the Jayhawks are one-
point favorites against a team ranked 11
spots higher than them. Texas Tech is
also a team that has struggled this season
against three inferior opponents Eastern
Washington, Nebraska and Texas A&M.
But if you turn to the back page of the
sports section and look at the countdown
to kickoff you will see that Texas Tech
has one of the most lethal offenses in the
That doesnt mean Kansas doesnt stand
a chance though. Todd Reesing has estab-
lished himself as a big-time college quar-
terback and he also has his own variety
of daggers to throw into the Red Raiders
It has been four years since the Red
Raiders rode into Lawrence. The last time
out, Kansas was a team struggling to find
its identity. Texas Tech was the AP No. 16
team in the nation that went on to beat
No. 14 California in the Holiday Bowl.
Kansas got out to an early 25-point lead,
but lost by a Scott Webb field goal attempt
in the last few minutes of the game. The
Jayhawks have since established them-
selves as one of the toughest teams to play
at home in the Big 12.
Homecoming or not, the Jayhawks will
put up a good fight on their own turf. At
the moment, Kansas has a 13-game win-
ning streak at home and is 21-4 in its last
25 games in Memorial Stadium. Couple
that with a mild-mannered, yet vocal stu-
dent section, then Kansas has the edge in
this game.
Edited by Arthur Hur
Forget the
chant; focus
on football,
Texas Tech
jon goering/kansan
sophomore wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe celebrates a touchdown with senior wide receiver Dexton Fields during Saturdays loss at Oklahoma. The Jayhawks play host
to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a Saturday game to cap of HomecomingWeek. Kansas andTexas Tech both have highly ranked ofenses, but low-ranked pass defense. Kansan
football writers Taylor Bern and B.J. Rains break down Saturdays game.
Seniors aim
for their last
chance at a
Coaches note uplifed conference
KU plays host to Big 12 Relays
Big 12 media day
swimming & diving
associateD press
at Big 12 Media Day on thursday, kansas coach Bill
self said he was glad last years championship victory
had helped silence critics of the Big 12.
see big 12 media day on page 5B
Missy Geha closes her eyes at night
and visions of the NCAA Tournament
dance on the backs of her eyelids.
Thats what I dream about, the
senior midfielder said. I have dreamt
about it for the three years that Ive been
here. Its my last opportunity.
Its an opportunity that is fast dis-
appearing for Geha
and fellow seniors,
goalkeeper Stephanie
Baugh, defenders
Jenny Murtaugh and
Kristin Graves, mid-
fielder Jessica Bush
and forward Sara
Rogers, none of whom
have experienced the
intensity of NCAA Tournament soccer
in their careers.
Kansas (10-5-1, 3-3-1) will play its
final home games of the regular season
beginning today at 3 p.m. against No. 14
Texas and follow that up by celebrating
senior day on Sunday at 1 p.m. against
With three regular-season games
remaining, Mark Francis team controls
it own destiny in the battle for one of the
40 NCAA Tournament spots that have
eluded it for the last three seasons. Win
their final three games and the Jayhawks
are more than likely in the field of 40.
Lose even one and the odds are stacked
against them.
This group of seniors has done very
well here, but I think not making the
tournament yet has been a really big
disappointment for them, Francis said.
Once you get in, if you are playing well,
anything can happen.
Last weekend Francis team registered
arguably the biggest victory in school
history, squeaking past No. 6 Texas A&M
1-0 behind a breathtaking goal from
junior forward Shannon McCabe. The
Jayhawks followed that up by dispatch-
ing Francis Marion 7-0 with ease.
Despite Francis team growing con-
fidence, the roadblocks it overcame to
get to this point are keeping the focus
from drifting from anything but getting
Now, as the teams six seniors watch
their careers wind down, the focus isnt
on Texas (10-2-3, 3-2-2) or Baylor (5-9-2,
1-5-1). Each game is just as important as
the last.
Any one of the games could make or
break our season, Bush said. Like weve
been telling the team, you just have to go
game by game.
Even one loss could signal the end of
Kansas postseason hopes. The Jayhawks
were ranked No. 38 in the country in
the latest RPI rankings released by the
Nevertheless, Geha is optimistic about
Kansas chances. She said the finality of
her last weeks as a Jayhawk wont really
hit until she steps off the field for the
last time.
Until then Geha is just working
toward living her dreams and cherish-
ing the little time she has left with her
Im enjoying the ride, Geha said.
Ive only got four weeks at the most
with my season. Youve got to love every
day of it.
Edited by Ramsey Cox
The Big 12 Relays only comes around
Lawrence every four years, and the KU swim-
ming and diving team plays host to the
relays starting at 9 a.m. today at Robinson
It marks the first time since the 2004-05
season that the Jayhawks have hosted the
event. The meet will feature all six Big 12
Conference schools with womens swimming
and diving teams, including Missouri, Iowa
State, Nebraska, Texas and Texas A&M. It will
also host the three Big 12 schools that have
mens swimming and diving teams: Missouri,
Texas and Texas A&M.
With all the conference schools at the
meet, the Big 12 Relays serves as a competi-
tive preseason Big 12 matchup. Diving head
coach Eric Elliot said the competition lets all
the coaches and swimmers see what they have
and how ready they are for the year.
You want to put your best foot out there
and show off a little bit, Elliot said. But you
PumPed uP and ready to go
jon goering/kansan
senior Danielle hermann pushes herself as she
does the backstroke. The swimming and diving team
will host the Big 12 Relays at 9 a.m. today at Robinson
see swimming & diving on page 5B
see soccer seniors on page 5B
see game day on page 6B
all makes sense.
Kansas State coach Frank Mar-
tin explained the unexplainable
Thursday at Big 12 Media Day at
the Cox Convention Center. In
a sentence, he rationalized how
the Wildcats could lose to their
in-state rival, the Jayhawks, 24
straight times at home before last
years 84-75 victory.
If you dont
have pros on
your team,
Martin said,
your chances
of beating Tex-
as and Kansas
are out of the
We already
knew Kansas States triumph last
season at Bramlage Coliseum
came because of the duo of fresh-
men Michael Beasley and Bill
Walker, who are now both in the
We werent so sure what went
wrong for Kansas State during
the near quarter-century that pre-
ceded that game. How could the
Wildcats not beat their rival at
least once in Manhattan?
It had to be something mental
or just pure bad luck, right? No,
Martin said what was obvious but
blurred during that stretch Kan-
sas State just had nowhere near
the talent of Kansas.
Take the
2006- 2007
season, for
e x a mp l e .
The Wild-
cats were a
feisty team
under first-
year and
coach Bob Huggins. It was a sea-
son symbolizing the revitalization
of the program.
Kansas State was going to
beat Kansas
at Bramlage
it would be
the ultimate
s t a t e me nt
that the
purple was
back. It was
a close game,
but Kansas
won 71-62.
Two years ago, we played
about as hard as any team Ive
ever been a part of could play,
Martin said. We had no chance
to beat Kansas.
The numbers support Mar-
tins theory of future profession-
als being the key to beating the
Jayhawks. During the 24-year
stretch, Kansas produced 25 play-
ers who spent time in the NBA.
Kansas State had three.
With Beasley and Walker last
season, the Wildcats had almost
double that number on one team.
So what about this year?
I dont know from our team
if were going to have any pros,
Martin said.
Uh-oh. Between junior guard
Sherron Collins, sophomore cen-
ter Cole Aldrich and the fresh-
men Morris twins, Kansas figures
to have at least a couple future
NBA players.
Kansas State senior forward
Darren Kent, on the other hand,
wont be lining up next to Elton
Brand anytime soon.
If Martins reasoning is right,
expect Kansas to start another
streak at Bramlage Coliseum this
Edited by Kelsey Hayes
sports 2B Friday, OctOber 24, 2008
Pick games. Beat the Kansan staf. Get
your name in the paper.
This weeks games:
1. No. 8 Texas Tech at No. 19 Kansas (pick score)
2. No. 7 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Texas
3. No. 14 South Florida at Louisville
4. Virginia Tech at No. 24 Florida State
5. Baylor at Nebraska
6. Colorado at No. 16 Missouri
7. Wyoming at No. 14 TCU
8. No. 3 Penn State at No. 10 Ohio State
9. No. 13 Vanderbilt at Mississippi
10. No. 6 USC at Arizona
Year in school:
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2) Give your name, e-mail, year in school and hometown.
3) Beat the best prognosticator at the Kansan and get your name in the
4) Beat all your peers and get your picture and picks in the paper next to
the Kansan staf.
5) To break ties, pick the score of the designated game.
Either submit your picks to KickTheKansan@kansan.com or to the Kansan business ofce,
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No Beasley and no Walker
mean no win for K-State
Seeing stars
BiG 12 footBall
inter Milan defender Javier Zanetti of Argentina, left, fghts for the ball with Anorthosis forward Lukasz Sosin, of Poland, during a group B
Champions League soccer match between Inter Milan and Anorthosis Wednesday at the San Siro stadiumin Milan, Italy.
NFL scouts salivate over Mizzous other Chase
COLUMBIA, Mo. Before he
was a three-time NFL Pro Bowl
tight end, Paul Coffman had to
walk on at Kansas State and make
the Green Bay Packers roster as an
undrafted free agent.
The path has been a lot smooth-
er for his son. Everyone knows
about Chase Coffman, Missouris
athletic, glue-fingered tight end
whos almost certain to be a high
draft pick next April.
NFL scouts have to be drooling
at the bit to get to him, Missouri
quarterback Chase Daniel said.
His athletic ability, I think, is
He creates a mismatch no mat-
ter who hes up against.
At 6-foot-6 and 255 pounds,
Coffman is larger than some defen-
sive linemen. But he has the skill to
make leaping one-handed grabs and
hurdle countless hapless defenders.
Its no surprise Coffman is a lead-
ing candidate for the John Mackey
Award as the nations top tight end.
In college at least, better than
old dad.
He made a lot of plays and had
a great career in the NFL, but I dont
know if he was as athletic as me,
Chase Coffman said. I dont trash
talk to him, but I think he would
Ive been blessed to have these
Coffman refuses to let Missouris
recent struggles drag him down,
The Tigers (5-2) were No. 3 two
weeks ago and are No. 16 now after
consecutive losses to Oklahoma
State and top-ranked Texas.
bIg 12 bASkETbAll
Pat Knight emulates his
father, but not too much
Knight considers it the greatest
compliment he can get when
someone tells him hes done
something reminiscent of his
father, Hall of Famer Bob Knight.
That doesnt mean hes trying to
be just like his dad in his frst full
season as the coach at Texas Tech.
I have to have a focus of win-
ning games. Thats my concern,
Pat Knight said Thursday at Big 12
media day.
Associated Press
Senator Marci Francisco is the
in the 2nd District State Senate race
Paid for by Marci for Senate Sally Hayden, Treasurer
districtkansas senate
Marci Francisco voted against
the bills allowing construction
of new coal-red plants.
sports 3b Friday, OctOber 24, 2008
Starting tonight Kansas will be
seeing some familiar faces, but
hopefully not familiar results.
The Jayhawks will start the sec-
ond round of the Big 12 confer-
ence on the road this Saturday
against Texas A&M at 3 p.m. Texas
A&M defeated Kansas at home
two weeks ago in five sets.
Im just challenging the seniors
to step up each road trip they
take, coach Ray Bechard said.
This is the last time theyll play
in that gym, to make it a memo-
rable one.
Like the Jayhawks, the Aggies
only have one victory since they
last played each other in Lawrence.
Both teams are coming off sweeps
from talented teams. Texas fell to
Nebraska while Kansas dropped
three sets in a row and lost to
Baylor exposed what was the
most consistent part of Kansas
game this year: the defense.
One of the reasons Bears junior
setter Taylor Barnes had her way
with the Jayhawks was the lack-
luster serves, which didnt throw
Baylor off balance. It let the Bears
go into their offense without any
Getting things turned around
will not be an easy feat in College
Station. The Jayhawks have never
beat the Aggies at their home,
which is one motivation for Texas
this weekend. With a 4-6 con-
ference record, Texas is on the
bubble of a postseason bid. And
with a three-match losing streak,
the Aggies do not want to drop
four in a row.
Its doable, senior middle
blocker Natalie Uhart said of a
road victory tomorrow. Weve
played them before, weve seen
them before, so hopefully we can
go in there and do what needs to
be done.
For once though, Bechard does
not have to worry much about his
teams offense. The match against
the Bears could have been closer
if Kansas defense was up to par.
We got to get to a differ-
ent level of defensive mindset to
get that turned around. Bechard
If the defense doesnt turn
around, Kansas could be sitting
out of the NCAA tournament
for the third consecutive season.
Reversing some of the outcomes
from the previous ten matches
are required.
Some of the teams we played
in the first round, we had some
success against many we
didnt, so were trying to flip
that. Bechard said.
Part of the change Kansas will
have to make is its start against
Texas. Kansas lost two sets before
battling back in the five set loss. If
the Jayhawks are in the same posi-
tion this Saturday, it wont be as
easy to come back on the road.
We dropped into a little bit
of a hole when we played them
(Texas A&M), Bechard said.
Well obviously go back to the
drawing board and come back
with a plan.
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sports 4B Friday, OctOber 24, 2008
Find yourself in a bind filling
out your fantasy roster? Here are
some players that could come up
big on the spot this weekend.
CedriC Benson, rB,
CinCinnati Bengals
Cincinnati has all sorts of trou-
ble right now. With quarterback
Carson Palmer suffering from an
injury, the passing game has fal-
tered. The Bengals have to lean on
the running game, and Benson has
replaced Chris Perry as the starter.
Benson is a workhorse and could
grind out a big game against a
mediocre Houston defense.
Kevin Curtis, wr,
PhiladelPhia eagles
Curtis is finally coming back
from his injury earlier this season.
Rookie DeSean Jackson and Reggie
Brown have filled in well, but Curtis
is a definite upgrade at the position.
Curtis quickly became quarterback
Donovan McNabbs favorite target
in his first season with the Eagles.
If you have a struggling receiver
or someone on a bye, Curtis could
easily fill the void.
MarCedes lewis, te,
JaCKsonville Jaguars
Lewis is really the only starting
tight end that you could pick up
right now. He hasnt had a great
season by any standards, with only
two touchdowns and 151 receiv-
ing yards, but the Browns defense
is not completely strong in the
middle of the field. Lewis could
have a decent game and probably a
red zone touchdown, so use him if
you need a tight end.
BenJarvus green-ellis,
rB, new england
The Patriots have been hit hard
in the past week. The team lost
running back Laurence Maroney
for the season before last weekends
game and backup Sammy Morris
went down in Monday nights
game. LaMont Jordan is still deal-
ing with an injury and could have
limited playing time this weekend.
Green-Ellis filled in after Morris
was injured on Monday and scored
a touchdown and rushed for 65
yards. He could be a big part of the
Patriots running game on Sunday
and be an acceptable starter.
PrediCtion sure
to go wrong
Drew Brees and the New
Orleans Saints will get pounded
for a second week in a row against
San Diego. The Saints will be jet-
lagged for the game in London
and have another poor offensive
outing, against an average San
Diego defense. Considering Brees
is arguably the best quarterback
in the NFL and unlikely to have
another poor outing, if the Saints
do get destroyed, you can probably
assume hell has frozen over.
Edited by Kelsey Hayes
Bengals, Eagles and Jaguars, oh my
fantasy footBall
Players from Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Jacksonville can fill your roster
Accuser in Duke rape case writes book
Woman maintains that she was attacked; family of player considers lawsuit
woman who prosecutors deter-
mined falsely accused three Duke
lacrosse players of rape maintains
in a new memoir that she was
attacked, a claim that provoked
an angry lawsuit threat from one
players family.
Crystal Mangum, who
appeared publicly Thursday for
the first time since making the
allegations, says in her book being
made available online Friday that
she is not looking forward to
opening old wounds but that she
had to defend herself.
Even as I try to move on with
my life, I still find it necessary to
take one more stand and fight,
she writes in an excerpt of the
book, The Last Dance for Grace:
The Crystal Mangum Story.
I want to assert, without
equivocation, that I was assaulted.
Make of that what you will. You
will decide what that means to
you because the state of North
Carolina saw fit not to look at all
that happened the night I became
Mangums remarks drew an
immediate rebuke from attorneys,
and the family of one exonerated
player said they were considering
a lawsuit. Jim Cooney, who repre-
sented player Reade Seligmann in
the criminal case, said attorneys
would review the contents of the
For 2 years, this woman has
attempted to destroy Reades life,
Cooney said. We aim to put a
stop to it.
Mangum told police that she
was attacked at a March 2006
lacrosse team party where she
was hired to perform as a strip-
per. After a disastrous local pros-
ecution that eventually led to
downfall of the district attorney,
the state attorney generals office
concluded there was no credible
evidence an attack ever occurred.
The states investigation found
there was no DNA or medical
evidence, or witness accounts,
that confirmed Mangums story.
The inconsistencies in Mangums
account, the state found, were
so significant and so contrary
to the evidence that the State
had no credible evidence that an
attack occurred in the house that
Mangum declined to answer
questions about case details
Thursday, including when asked
directly whether Seligmann, Dave
Evans and Collin Finnerty the
three cleared players attacked
her. Vincent Clark, co-author
and publisher of the book, said
repeatedly the case is closed and
Mangum accepts the conclusions
of state prosecutors.
At this point, it doesnt really
matter, she said. What matters
is for people to know my account
of what happened and for all of us
to learn from it.
Seligmanns father, Phil
Seligmann, called Mangums com-
ments simply a pathetic attempt
to further her need to remain in
the public eye at the expense of
demonstrably innocent individu-
Her incoherent passages
are not based on facts, but are
quite simply false ramblings,
Seligmann said in a statement.
She ignores all of the verifiable
facts of the case.
No crime of any kind took
place involving Ms. Mangum or
any member of the Duke mens
lacrosse team. We are present-
ly evaluating all available legal
options. If Ms. Mangum and
those associated with her contin-
ue to slander Reade, we will have
no choice and will not hesitate to
utilize these options.
team either graduated or declared
for the NBA Draft the excep-
tion being Oklahoma sophomore
Blake Griffin.
But some of the conference
coaches said Kansas champion-
ship was helping them reload.
Colorado coach Jeff Bzdelik
said a conference team winning
a National Championship made
recruits more likely to come to
a Big 12 school. Oklahoma State
coach Travis Ford took it a step
Weve probably talked as much
about Kansas as ourselves a lot of
time in our
recr ui t i ng,
Ford said.
But no ques-
tion, it helps
the whole
K a n s a s
coach Bill Self
said he was
happy that
other coaches
thought it
helped their
programs and the league as a
But that doesnt mean he
agreed. Self doesnt think the Big
12 had anything to prove.
He pointed out that the confer-
ence produced a lot of Final Four
teams recently before last
season, five Big 12 teams had
made the Final Four in the past
five years. It was also the only
conference with two teams
Kansas and Texas in the Elite
Eight last season.
From my vantage point, its
ridiculous that the Big 12 had to
validate the play of our league in
mens basketball, Self said.
Texas A&M coach Mark
Turgeon never doubted the Big
12s strength. The second-year
coach said he was impressed
with the conference before he
became a part of it last year.
But Turgeon wasnt rooting
for the Jayhawks just because he
graduated from Kansas.
It lets the rest of us know we
can get it done, Turgeon said.
It will give us credibility, too.
Both of Kansas junior college
transfers are battling injuries.
Self said junior guard Tyrone
Appleton hadnt practiced because
of a hip flexor injury. Junior guard
Mario Little, nursing a stress frac-
ture in his leg, has continued to
participate in only parts of prac-
Oklahoma State senior point
guard Byron Eaton weighed 246
pounds when he showed up for
summer workouts in Stillwater.
Now, he is down to 210 pounds
his ideal weight. Eaton led
Oklahoma State to a five-game
winning streak near the end of
last season.
In the vic-
tory against
Kansas during
that streak,
Eaton scored
a career-high
26 points.
He kicked
us pretty
good when
we played at
Ok l a h o ma
State last
year, Self said.
Missouri coach Mike Andersons
first two years in Columbia havent
gone exactly according to plan.
The Tigers have posted los-
ing Big 12 Conference records
both years and have not made the
postseason. But Anderson said his
team this year was better equipped
than the first two to run his style
of full-court pressure defense.
Im really excited about the
team, Anderson said. When I get
excited, that means good things
are on the horizon.
Baylor coach Scott Drew loves
Big 12 Media Day.
He said it had landed on a
special day two years in a row
for him.
Last year, my wife gave birth
to a baby boy named Peyton,
Drew said. And this year, its my
Drew, who turned 38 years
old Thursday, was cheery about
more than his birthday. He said he
had enjoyed coaching a team that
returned four starters because it
heightened expectations.
Our goal isnt to make the
NCAA Tournament, Drew said,
but its to have an opportunity
to get back there and win some
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sports 5b friday, october 24, 2008
Missy Geha, Midfelder
Overland Park, Kan.
Key Stat: 66 starts in 68 career
What is your best Mark Francis
When coach was saying
everyone needed to be on
the same mindset, he used a
boat and
oars. And if
people fall
out they are
going to
fall in with
If you lose
your oars
its like los-
ing your focus and you wont
go anywhere. It was this crazy,
long, drawn out story that had
to do with everyone being on
the same page.
Kristin Graves, Midfelder
Stillwell, Kan.
Key Stat: 2,871 minutes played
Best non-soccer moment at
When we were in Brazil we got
to go white water rafting. It was
one of the coolest things that
Ive ever done in my life. And
Missy fell out of her boat and
the rocks,
which was
not funny
at the time
but its kind
of funny
now. The
didnt get her. There were no
monsters in that water.
Sara Rogers, Midfelder/
Leawood, Kan.
Key Stat: Four career goals
What is your best Mark Francis
His pregame speeches ...
some are really good but some
are pretty funny. I dont think
he remem-
bers, but he
told us one
our fresh-
men year
and he told
it again last
Baugh, Goalkeeper
Kansas City, Kan.
Key Stat: One goal allowed in
166 minutes this season
What is your best associate head
coach Kelly Miller moment?
Its just priceless watching
Kelly and Julie (junior goal-
keeper Julie Hanley) together.
They are just always fghting.
Kelly has a way of pushing
Julies buttons. Its just terrifc.
Julie likes to push his buttons
too, and she
tires to do
to shock him
when hes
not paying
attention or
being really
Jenny Murtaugh, Defender
Littleton, Colo.
Key Stat: 54 starts in 58 career
Most memorable soccer mo-
ment at Kansas?
Our win against Duke my
sophomore year was pretty
big. [Junior forward Shannon
scored with
26 seconds
remaining to
give Kansas
a 4-3 victory]
It was crazy.
It was pretty
Jessica Bush, Midfelder
Blue Springs, Mo.
Key Stat: 14 career goals, 21
What is your best Mark Francis
Probably his pregame speech
at Mizzou. He told a joke about
a Mizzou guy and a Kansas
guy who got in a car accident.
After the accident they decide
to toast to it and the Kansas
guy gives the Missouri guy a
drink. The Missouri guy drinks
up then says
Are you go-
ing to drink
yours? and
the Kansas
guy says No.
Im going
to wait until
the cops get
here. Its a
funny thing I remember about
soccer seniors (continued from 1B)
dont want to show everything.
The atmosphere at the Big 12
Relays is much different from a
championship meet featuring the
same teams at the end of the season.
Big 12 Relays is a three-ring cir-
cus, swimming head coach Clark
Campbell said. A lot of opportuni-
ties for racing, which is good, but its
not something that is pressure filled
like the Big 12 Championships in
Todays meet will give the teams a
chance to maintain their conference
rivalries with low-key races, but still
on a competitive stage.
Theres the Texas-Texas A&M
thing, Mizzou and Kansas have their
rivalry, and Iowa State-Nebraska have
their rivalry, but its a very friendly
rivalry, Campbell said.
Campbell said the Relays were
a great way to start the season and
build support for each other in the
conference because the ultimate goal
is to get as many athletes they can
from the Big 12 into the NCAA
The idea of support and the con-
ference behind each individual really
sets our conference apart from other
ones in the country, Campbell said.
In addition to hosting the Big
12 Relays, the KU swimming and
diving team will be hosting a group
of recruits. The meet will give the
recruits an opportunity to see a big
meet held at Robinson Natatorium,
an opportunity thats rare.
Our pool is different in that its
a little bit older, but its a great venue
for a college dual meet or the Big 12
Relays, Campbell said. Its fun for
swimmers and recruits to see a big
meet outside of a Taj Mahal-type
facility where they swim nationals.
Edited by Arthur Hur
Big 12 Media day (continued from 1B)
swiMMing & diving (continued from 1B)
our goal isnt to make the
ncAA tournament, but its to
have the opportunity to get back
there and win some games.
Baylor basketball coach
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KUs American Gladiator, photos and autograph
signing and free cake, Wescoe, noon1 p.m.
Ambler Rec Center dedication, 3 p.m.
AURH/ASHC Hall Homecoming dance, Ellsworth, 9 p.m.
Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 25
Pancake Breakfast, Stauffer-Flint Lawn, $5, 8:3010:30 a.m.
Parade, Jayhawk Boulevard, 9 a.m.
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The Kansas defense can slow down Texas
Tech enough to allow Todd Reesing and com-
pany to win the shootout. Expect a high-scoring
game as both teams rank in the top 20 in pass-
ing and bottom 20 in pass defense.
The defense gives another poor performance
and allows Texas Tech to put up record breaking
numbers like Oklahoma did last week. If the Texas
Tech ofense has a feld day, it will be a quiet exit
for Jayhawk fans as they leave Memorial Stadium.
Kansas 42, Texas Tech 39
Crawford. After
struggling to
see the feld
at running
back, Crawford
was given a
chance at kick
returner against
Oklahoma and
made the most of it. Crawfords
frst career kick return went for 42
yards and coach Mark Mangino
has indicated that he will again be
returning kicks against Texas Tech.
6B Friday, OctOber 24, 2008
game day

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Two high-powered ofenses will trade shots
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Sophomore Dezmon Briscoe is quickly
becoming one of the top wide receiv-
ers in the nation. Briscoe set the school
record in both catches and yards against
Oklahoma last Saturday, with 12 catches
for 269 yards and two touchdowns. Add in
Kerry Meier, Dexton Fields and Johnathon
Wilson and the Kansas receiving corps has
to be considered one of the best in the na-
tion. They will need a big game on Saturday, as will running
back Jake Sharp, who has rushed for more than 100 yards in
each of the past two games.

Coming of one of the worst statisti-
cal games in the 118-year history of the
program, the Kansas defense will face
another stif challenge against Texas Tech.
Cornerback Kendrick Harper struggled
once again to contain his receiver and
allowed the Oklahoma ofense to put
up the ffth-most yards against a Kansas
defense in school history. Justin Thornton
and Darrell Stuckey continue to play well at safety, and they
will need another big game if they expect to slow down the
high-powered Tech ofense.

Coach Mark Mangino called the
Jayhawks performance on special teams
against Oklahoma the best that they had
been all season. Jocques Crawford took
over for Marcus Herford at kick returner
and returned his frst career kick return
for 42 yards. Alonzo Rojas has kicked at
least one punt of 50 or more yards in three
straight games, including a 77-yarder
against Iowa State. Jacob Branstetter has been solid at feld
goal kicker and will have the advantage over a walk-on
kicker from Tech who was chosen from the stands.

The only questionable coaching move by the Kansas
coaching staf was benching Jake Sharp in the third quarter
of the Jayhawks 45-31 loss to Oklahoma last week. Sharp
had just rushed for 58 yards on four carries and pulled
Kansas to within seven at 31-24 with a 17-yard
TD run, but didnt appear in the Jayhawks
next three series all of which ended in
punts. Moving Jocques Crawford to kick
returner and several starters to special
teams seems to have worked out well for
the coaching staf.

Even though the Jayhawks are coming
of a 45-31 loss to Oklahoma, they gained
confdence by realizing that they could hang
with the No. 4-ranked Sooners. Having the
game in Lawrence will surely fre up the
Jayhawks, who have won 13 straight games at
home. Homecoming weekend and a pregame fyover
will surely have the Jayhawks pumped up for this one
as well.

The Jayhawks will play their
fourth straight day game when
they host Texas Tech in the 96th
annual homecoming game at
Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The game will be televised by
ESPN and will feature a pregame
fyover by the KU Air Force ROTC.
Kansas can move to 3-1 and stay
atop the Big 12 North standings
with a win.
(2008 averages and national rank)
scoring ofense (33.86 ppg)
passing ofense (335.43 ypg)
rushing ofense (125.43 ypg)
scoring defense (21.86 ppg)
passing defense (250.43 ypg)
rushing defense (109.71 ypg)
Can the Kansas secondary
slow down Texas Tech? The Texas
Tech ofense comes in as the ffth
highest scoring team in the nation
and will provide another steep test
for the Kansas secondary. After
giving up the ffth most yards
in the history of the school to
Oklahoma, can they rebound and
play better against Texas Tech? If
not, it may be another long day for
Kansas fans.
Can Kansas keep the streak
alive? The Jayhawks have won
13 straight games at Memorial
Stadium the fourth longest
active home winning streak in the
nation but havent played a
ranked team at home since the be-
ginning of that streak when they
played the then No. 25 Iowa State
Cyclones in 2006.
Texas Techs ofensive prowess over the
years is well documented, but this version
of coach Mike Leachs spread ofense
may be the most lethal yet. Quarterback
Graham Harrell and wide receiver Michael
Crabtree are each considered one of
the best in the nation at their positions.
Crabtree has 103.4 yards per game and
12 scores, and Harrell has completed 70
percent of his passes and scored 28 total touchdowns. The
biggest diference in this years team is the suddenly relevant
running game. Shannon Woods and Baron Batch have
teamed for 893 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Red Raiders allow 351 yards per
game, which puts them in fourth in an
ofense-heavy Big 12. The problem is that
almost 260 of those yards come via the
pass, which means theyre susceptible to
teams that can air it out, which almost
every conference team does. Defensive
end Brandon Williams is a 6-foot-5 terror
who has eight tackles for loss. Texas Techs
secondary is experienced but they havent been tested much
this season.

Matt Williams was a fan who won a free
months rent with a 30-yard feld goal.
Now, hes Texas Techs starting kicker. Be-
sides that situation, the Red Raiders have a
decent special teams unit. Senior receiver
Eric Morris is a solid punt returner, averag-
ing 11.6 yards per return. On kick returns,
LaRon Moore and Jamar Wall each average
more than 20 yards per return.

Mike Leach is a pretty strange guy, but hes proven himself
to be a great coach. He frst developed the spread ofense
at Kentucky in 1997 and since then his ofenses have been
among the best in the nation. Defense and a running game
generally fall to the wayside on Leach-run teams, but a team
that can score 50 points at any time is always dangerous.
Leach preceded Mark Mangino as ofensive coordinator at

Some say that Texas Tech hasnt proven
anything yet, but all the Red Raiders can
do is play the teams on their schedule.
Thus far theyve done that and come out
victorious every time. Tech needed over-
time to dispose of Nebraska two weeks
ago and struggled with Texas A&M in
the frst half, but 7-0 is all you need to know.
This game starts a brutal four-game stretch, but
this team is built to handle it.

Game Time (CT) Channel

No. 1 Texas vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State 2:30 p.m. ABC
No. 4 Oklahoma at Kansas State 11:30 a.m. FSN
No. 8 Texas Tech at No. 23 Kansas 11 a.m. ESPN
No. 15 Missouri vs. Colorado 5:30 p.m. FSN
Baylor at Nebraska 11:30 a.m. Versus
Texas A&M at Iowa State 6 p.m. FCS
Game Time Channel
No. 2 Alabama at Tennessee 6:45 p.m. ESPN
No. 3 Penn State at No. 9 Ohio State 7 p.m. ABC
No. 5 USC at Arizona 9:15 p.m.
No. 7 Georgia at No. 13 LSU 2:30 p.m. CBS
No. 10 Florida vs. Kentucky 11:30 a.m. ESPN360.com
No. 14 TCU vs. Wyoming 5 p.m. The Mtn.
No. 16 South Florida at Louisville 2:30 p.m. ESPN360.com
No. 17 Pittsburgh vs. Rutgers 2:30 p.m. ESPN360.com
No. 18 Georgia Tech vs. Virginia 2:30 p.m. ESPNU
No. 21 Brigham Young vs UNLV 1 p.m. The Mtn.
No. 22 Northwestern at Indiana 11 a.m. Big Ten Network
No. 24 Minnesota at Purdue 11 a.m. ESPN Classic
No. 25 Florida State vs. Virginia Tech 2:30 p.m. ABC
This is the last game against a
Big 12 North team for Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders have already
disposed of Kansas State 58-28
and edged Nebraska in overtime
37-31. Texas Tech is known for its
ridiculous ofensive numbers, but
now it has a more balanced attack.
Quarterback Graham Harrell and
wide receiver Michael Crabtree
still run the show, but coach Mike
Leach now has a pair of running
backs who make Tech even more
(2008 averages and national rank)
scoring ofense (45.9 ppg)
passing ofense (418.4 ypg)
rushing ofense (138.6 ypg)
scoring defense (21.1 ppg)
passing defense (258.6 ypg)
rushing defense (92.4 ypg)
running back
Baron Batch.
Taking advan-
tage of de-
fenses dropped
back to protect
against the
pass, Batch has
led Texas Techs suddenly super
running game with 491 yards.
He averages 7.6 yards per carry
is second only to Crabtree with
105.9 all-purpose yards per game.
Batch has fve total touchdowns
this season.
Will Texas Tech avoid costly
penalties? The Red Raiders are
the most penalized team in the
Big 12, averaging 8.7 per game.
It hasnt caught up with them
yet, but its only a matter of time
before they incur a big penalty at
the wrong time.
Will Matt Williams make a
kick? Williams amazing story of
D-II transfer to lucky student to
Texas Tech kicker comes full circle
on Saturday. Will he be the guy to
fx the Red Raiders woeful kicking