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Red and Blue by B Double E

Rock chalk Jayhawk

Local rapper writes Red and Blue rap about popular Lawrence hangouts
mlavier@kansan.com twitter.com/mlavieri Its the first full week of classes and the Barrel House, 729 New Hampshire St., is packed with students. A full week has passed since BeeJay B DOUBLE E McLoyd shot his music video at the same location for the newest University of Kansas anthem with senior Alan Ginsberg. The Blue Valley North graduate has only been rapping for three years now after freestyling at parties. McLoyd, 24, burst on to the hiphop scene in Kansas City with the song Red and Blue, a remix of Black and Yellow by Wiz Khalifa. McLoyd wanted to record Red and Blue because he thought he could do it better. He said he didnt think other people doing remixes were as serious as him when it came to music. I feel like mine is unique because its somebody elses beat, McLoyd said. I saw a bunch of remixes and I felt I could do it better than most of the other ones I heard from other colleges. McLoyd decided he wanted to wait until Big 12 play to do the remix. Once he finished the song, he was ready to create the music video. McLoyd said he could have shot the music video two weeks before it was shot with another videographer, but he decided to wait because he believed in Ginsberg and the way he shoots. Alans my boy, McLoyd said. Weve been meaning to work together for last two, three months.

Yeah, uh huh, you know what it is,

Red & Blue,

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Freestyle rapper Beejay B Double E McLoyd performs at the Barrel House, 729 New Hampshire St. He performed his hit Red and Blue.


Greek life

IFC board members may step down

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BasKeTBaLL | 10a

taylor becomes true guard

Turnovers dont dominate Tyshawn Taylors game as he focuses on helping the Jayhawks take care of the ball and play good defense.

KaraoKe | 6a

Karaoke provides fun for all

Downtown bars offer Karaoke on weeknights.

Susan Tang, a freshman from Hunan, China, performs a minority traditional dance depicting the stages of womanhood last year. KU students will celebrate the Chinese New Year Saturday afternoon with various performances, calligraphy workshops and food.

Students remember home through Chinese New Year

BY ChRIs hong
chong@kansan.com While many students welcomed Wednesdays canceled classes, it was more than just a snow day to Chinese students: It was the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Although the new year didnt start until Thursday in China, the 14-hour time difference meant celebrations began Wednesday morning in Kansas. Wednesdays de facto holiday combined with the preparation for new year celebrations gave many Chinese students a sense of familiarity. Maggie Liu, a senior from Jiangsu, China, said celebrating the 15-day holiday made her feel more at home. Its another way to not make us miss family as much, Liu said. Xinjie Tang, a sophomore from Hunan, China, said celebrating together eased the lonelieness some students felt while they were away from China. Tang added that without the celebrations, the new year would simply not have its festive atmosphere.

Multiple executive board members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the governing body for fraternities, said they were willing to subject themselves to a vote to remove themselves from the council, following a hazing incident that occurred in November. The declarations came at an IFC meeting Thursday evening that served as a forum for fraternity members and others to question council members about the hazing incident, which occurred after a turnover ceremony between the 2010 IFC council to the 2011 IFC council. According to a December report by Associate Vice Provost for Student Success Lori Reesor, members of the council engaged in paddling on Nov. 18. The report said that no new executive board members were paddled by former

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because people see violence on the movie screen, theyre not going to go out and hold up a liquor store and kill somebody. it really doesnt correlate. Dean Koontz

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Day Sledding Renew KU
Today is the 105th anniversary of clyde Tombaughs birth. Two weeks and 24 years later, he announced his discovery of Pluto. kansas alumus Tombaugh has had schools, planetariums and university observatories, including one here at the university of kansas, named in his honor.


The united states puts 0.7 percent of its population in prison - a vastly higher percentage than any other nation. nationmaster.com


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students had fun sledding down the hill behind Wescoe and stauffer Flint Halls yesterday afternoon.

check out two videos about the newest coalition on campus.

Whats going on?

February 5

February 6
n The school of music will host the student recital series, featuring soprano Jennifer White, at 7:30 p.m. in swarthout recital Hall in murphy Hall. The event is free.

February 7
n The sabatini multicultural resource center will be hosting the Tunnel of oppression interactive program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the kansas union.

February 4
n The Human resources and equal

n student union Activities will be playing the

opportunity department will host the dealing with stress seminar from 10 a.m. to noon in Joseph r. Pearson Hall, room 204. The seminar will examine the effects of stress on daily lives and will offer advice on how to reduce that stress with simple steps.

movie For colored Girls as part of its campus movies series at 8 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium on the fifth floor of the kansas union. The film is free with a student saver card, $2 with a kuid and $3 without.

February 8
n There will be a brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in room 318 of bailey Hall entitled stanford u.s. russia Forum.

February 9
n suA will host a Valentines day open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on level 4 of the kansas union. The event is free.

February 10
n The international Law society, islamic Law students Association and the Public interest Law society will co-sponsor a symposium on human rights. The symposium will be all day in Green Hall, room 203.


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The two shot the video in about two days at various locations around Lawrence. The two used the Barrel House because of the red walls, along with The Cave and the terrace at the top of The Oread Hotel. Ginsberg said that the video had to be shot in Lawrence because of the symbolic nature of red and blue to the University of Kansas. Ginsberg said he liked working with McLoyd because the two had a good trust. He said that McLoyd knew a lot of people and a lot of good places to film, which really helped Ginsberg. We talk a lot, Ginsberg said. He gives me his ideas, I give him my ideas and we have a good trust. Its a good collaboration process. McLoyd said Ginsberg talked with the University of Kansas to see if it would use the video, however, McLoyd mentions kush and chronic in the second verse. He said he needed to edit that verse and it should be approved. McLoyd is opening up for the Ying Yang Twins on Saturday at the Granada. McLoyd said he thought he was going to have a relaxing February. He wanted to work on some mixtapes because he had two coming out on Feb. 8. He took the show because it was another way to promote the mixtapes and get his name out there. I have a lot of things going on with Sony BMG, McLoyd said. Deals were thrown around, but my biggest thing is getting a bigger fan base around here. I figure I stay around here for a year or two trying to do the best I can and see if I can get a deal from there. Edited by Amanda Sorell

A possible criminal case of public pornography viewing and public masturbation that was reported to have taken place in a computer lab on the fourth floor of Watson Library is officially a non-issue for the ku Public safety office. unfortunately, the reported incident, which happened on oct. 25, 2010, did not meet the strict requirements of the statute on indecent exposure, said capt. schuyler bailey of the Public safety office late last semester in a statement. in a recent e-mail interview, bailey said, this case was dropped long ago as the persons actions did not meet the criminal definition of the statute. The office of the Vice Provost for student success is now handling the case; any further information will be of private record.
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Yugi Gao, a freshman from Yanji, China, agreed that it was CSSFA NEW YEAR important for Chinese students to CELEbRATION celebrate together. For me, I think the biggest DAY: saturday, Feb. 5 reason is to get together all the TIME: 3:45 p.m. Chinese students to celebrate the WHERE: Woodruff biggest celebration in China, Gao Auditorium, kansas said. Gao has been helping the union Chinese students and Scholars Friendship Association (CSSFA) prepare for its Chinese New Year not play a central role in Chinese celebration. The event, which will New Year celebrations. be this Saturday, features a workProbably the focus in China is shop, a talent show and an authen- what food you have, not the alcotic Chinese meal at the Kansas hol, Tang said. Union. Gao said she expected 400Tang said she wanted to keep 500 people to attend. Apart from Chinese tradition alive while at the Saturdays celebration, Liu said she University and celebrating Chinese plans to spend time with other holidays is a great way to promote Chinese students and eat dump- Chinese culture abroad. lings, a new year tradition, during We just want to show people in the holiday. different countries Chinese culture Another Chinese New Year tra- because we have our own thing, dition is for parents and grand- Gao agreed. parents to give children pocket Gao said money in she felt really red envelopes proud about I think the biggest for good luck. the event Gao said the reason is to get together CSSFA is Chinese usuhosting this all the Chinese students to ally bought S at u r d ay. new clothes celebrate. Liu said that and cleaned although the yuGi GAo their houses Chinese trayanji, china, freshman to get a fresh ditions were start to the different from year. And, like American Americans, the Chinese also ring ones, the purpose of celebrating the the new year in with lots of fire- new year was a universal one. works. I think its just a time for us to You cant fall asleep because its have fun, she said. so loud, Gao said of the Chinese celebrations. Edited by Tali David Unlike in America, alcohol does

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members and that only former members had paddled each other. None of the former executive board members said he was hurt or forced into paddling, the report said. In fact, many of them said they were very close friends and just having fun, the report said. They talked about this activity was typical guy behavior like hitting each other on the arm. They understand now that this activity does not look good at all and they apologized for their actions. During the meeting, council members reviewed recommended sanctions in the report, many of which are being implemented, council members said. Among the sanctions listed are the removal of paddles from IFC office space and that paddles should not be purchased with IFC funds or used at IFC events. Outgoing IFC president Jake Droge, senior from Wichita, said that an anti-hazing consultant would also be hired and that the turnover ceremony would be different next year. I think they were thoughtful, said Aaron Dollinger, who serves on the Universitys hazing task force. Theyve definitely given a lot of thought to what theyve done. Edited by Samantha Collins

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Alternative Breaks offer an affordable experience

By Lisa anderson
landerson@kansan.com Groups are divided into seven people (enough to fit in a rental van), and applicants provide their top site preferences, along with an explanation of what they can contribute to the issue. Students can get credit for service learning, Bloom said. We accept most people who apply and we have an alternate list; its not too hard to get onto a break. Alternative Breaks covers topics such as environmental issues and poverty head on. Breaks is primarily student-run with two site leaders on each trip. There are advisors who are faculty members, but thats the closest to adult supervision we have, Bloom said. Julia Barnard, a junior from Lawrence, is coordinating all 13 breaks this semester. You meet a lot of wonderful people, Barnard said. No matter where you go, youre going to learn from the people youre working with and the communities. Edited by Caroline Bledowski

Catalina Island

Students who want to see the country from a new perspective and at a low cost are in luck. Alternative Breaks provides the opportunity to volunteer in various communities around the nation, and they take place year-round. Its a fairly inexpensive way to get out and see the country, and see how social issues are outside of Kansas, said Whitney Bloom, director of Alternative Breaks.


Julia Barnard, a junior from Lawrence, participated in a trip to Catalina Island off the coast of California last summer. Barnard helped plant trees, make trails and remove invasive species for the Catalina Environmental Leadership program. Since then, I got really interested in issues of environmen-

tal justice, Barnard said. Im centering my academic research around problems of waste also. Barnard appreciated meeting new people and working with a community on her trip. Its a great way to introduce yourself to some of the problems that our country and our generation are facing, Barnard said.

New York City

Rachel Gadd-Nelson, a senior from Kansas City, Kan., volunteered in New York City at Sylvias Place, an emergency overnight shelter for LGBT youth. Gadd-Nelson said she enjoyed learning more about the issue. Queer youth homelessness is definitely an issue worldwide, and the Midwest is no exception to that, Gadd-Nelson said. I think it was good for us to go to this establishment and see how they do things and support them in any way we can.

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Megan Do, a senior from Wichita, traveled to Atlanta winter break and volunteered to make meals for participants in a drug and alcohol program at Caf 458, along with help-

ing unemployed citizens work on their resumes at the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency. Do said teaching basic technology skills to those at the center was particularly memorable.

Many didnt know how to click to get online; it was kind of heartbreaking, Do said. After helping them, all you could really do is wish them good luck and hope that they find a job.

Joe Stogsdill, a junior from Lawrence, also went to Catalina Island last summer to help with the Catalina Environmental Leadership program. Stogsdill enjoyed his alternative break because it gave him the opportunity to volunteer for something he enjoys. I didnt have to sacrifice what

I wanted to do just because I was volunteering, Stogsdill said. I got to give my time, but I was doing it in a way that I feel I will benefit from down the line. Stogsdill is going to participate in his second alternative break as a group coordinator on an organic farm in Austin, Texas, this spring.


University provides support for students dealing with personal loss

mlush@kansan.com On Dec. 11, 2010, Ed Schroer, a junior from Topeka, answered a phone call from his mom just as he was heading out to a party with friends. His dads heart had stopped and doctors were busy administering chest compressions, hoping to help his heart beat once more. At first, Schroer thought his dad, Gene Schroer, would pull through. That changed when the doctors moved him and his mom, Anne Schroer, to a smaller, more personal waiting room. Schroer remembers his mom saying she did not like the idea of the new waiting room, knowing the doctors were preparing them for the unfortunate news. Two-and-a-half hours of chest compressions later, the doctors delivered the bad news. Schroers dad had died of heart failure. I didnt know what to think, Schroer said. He usually pulls through. For students like Schroer, the University offers various services to help students balance the grieving

By Max Lush

process with their commitment to school. Jane Tuttle, assistant vice provost for student success, said if students told University officials about their loss, or other personal issues they are experiencing, officials would do everything they could to aid the students. We want them to know that someone, or an office at KU, is here to help and care for them, Tuttle says. We can help them through processes that may become more difficult when grief-stricken. Tuttle said the biggest worry for her was to make sure students could handle their academic load while grieving, and if they could not, when would they be ready to come back to school. On top of Schroers tragic news, the Monday after his fathers death marked the beginning of finals week and he still had to complete a final project for one of his classes. Luckily, he e-mailed his teacher, who understood his need for an extension and granted Schroer more time to complete his project. Even though it was one paper, I still felt a lot of pressure because it was just something else I had to

worry about, Schroer said. John Wade, a psychologist for KUs Counseling and Psychological Services, said CAPS could offer a place for students to talk about their loss and find ways to get back into a normal routine. There is a sense after a few months that they dont want to bother their friends anymore about their grief because they think its annoying, Wade said. This is a place to be able to devote time to yourself and talk. He said society did a good job of supporting grieving friends immediately following their losses, but two or three months later, people tend to forget, and those who are grieving could still be trying to cope with their losses. Tuttle and Wade both said each person deals with grief differently and that their jobs were to help that person figure out a way to handle their grief and how to get back in a daily routine and perform well in school and in their lives. Schroer, a film major, made a video about his dad to be shown at the funeral as a way to remember him, but he said it also helped his grieving process.

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Edward Schroer, a junior from Topeka, lost his dad during finals week last semester. The University of Kansas makes accommodations for students who experience a death in the family, such as permission for makeup exams and extensions on financial deadlines. It was pretty tough to do, but it was therapeutic for me to put together, Schroer said. I felt pretty bad throughout break, but I think it gave me enough time to recuperate and be ready for the next semester. Edited by Helen Mubarak



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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Today is a 9 You feel extremely creative today. Everything seems to be coming together. naturally generous, you can walk in the shoes of others. Invent solutions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 Its easy for you to see things through other peoples eyes today. You make new friends easily. Be conservatively ambitious, and chase a dream. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Today is an 8 Be open to changes in your career. If youre unhappy with your government, consider a job in public office. Question authority. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Today is a 6 start planning for a long trip today. It may not even require getting up from the sofa. Your imagination can take you farther than any airplane. sketch a map. LEo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is an 8 Beauty shows up today in the most unexpected places. sudden changes of emotion abound. When this happens, express your feelings creatively, or listen fully. VIRGo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 Write that letter or email that youve been avoiding. Your wild imagination today actually helps you out, and this helps others. complete something. LIbRA (Sept. 23-oct. 22) Today is a 7 After the play reveals hidden emotions, its time to get to work. make sure you get plenty of rest and healthy food. Then use that passion to score. SCoRpIo (oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 6 Despite distractions, take separate single moments in which you just notice hidden beauty. Immerse yourself in childish laughter. Be open to love. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 6 Its a good day to redecorate your home, your room or your desk. Dont be afraid to get rid of things that you no longer need. Think thrift store. CApRICoRN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 Have you been wanting to write a novel, script, poem or song? Todays the day. Apply creativity to paper, recording or digital format. It just flows. AqUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 Lucky in love and in games, you find yourself at a time of high creativity, optimism and new ideas. Reexamine old habits and invent new ones. pISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7 Youre entering a three-week, socially active phase. share recent insights with others. Your hard work pays off. Youve won admiration and respect.


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Billy Joel okay with tough love

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responded good-naturedly Wednesday to tough love comments that his friend and concert-tour colleague Elton John made in an interview with

Rolling stone magazine. Ive worked with Elton for such a long time and Ive enjoyed our relationship too much to let something as random as these comments change my affection for him, Joel, 61, said in a statement through his publicist, claire mercuri. Elton is just being Elton. In interview segments released from the issue published Friday, John, 63, told interviewer Austin scaggs, I always say, Billy, cant you write another song? Its either fear or laziness. It upsets me. Billys a conundrum. Weve had so many canceled tours because of illnesses and various other things, alcoholism. John also addressed Joels well-publicized attempts at overcoming alcohol abuse. Hes going to hate me for this, but every time he goes to rehab theyve been light, John said. When I went to rehab, I had to clean the floors. He goes to rehab where they have TVs. I love you, Billy, and this is tough love.

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ansas state legislators recently backed away from a proposal that would have cut 7.5 percent of state employees salaries, which would have included those at the University of Kansas. Under this plan, legislators would have taken money from university employees paychecks and redirected it into funds for maintenance and repairs on state campus facilities. Although many of the buildings we teach and learn in need repairs (at a tune much higher than what these salary cuts would have generated), this redirection of revenues was more of an attempt by lawmakers to

secure federal stimulus money by maintaining a certain level of funding for education. While the fiscal effectiveness of this action could be debated, we should take notice of how little legislators in Topeka seem to value the role of state and university employees. Their proposed cuts showed disrespect to the individuals who provide a public service that many Kansans rely on. Such pay cuts would not only have affected the salaries of course lecturers at the university, but also those who provide crucial on-campus services that benefit

students health and academic performance. This would have also added to the growing problem of employees leaving the University and moving to work for better pay in the private sector, resulting in the potential loss of skilled lecturers and university staff. Although these pay cuts were not enacted, they reflect many state legislators lack of commitment toward improving higher education in Kansas. This is demonstrated by their willingness to squander university employees pay on building maintenance in a shameless effort to

retain stimulus money. If legislators are going to continue to try and take money out of state employees paychecks, then they should spend it in a manner that actually works to reduce the states deficits instead of merely spending it to qualify for federal handouts. Even though these cuts were not enacted, they demonstrate a startling lack of commitment that Kansas legislators have toward education in the state they represent.

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Have I ever told you I hate the snow? Didnt think it was possible to have a fun snow day in the dorms ... Proven wrong! Ready to beat Missouri already I cant wait much longer. Captains Log: Snowpocalypse Day two - Witness signs of intelligent life that seem to have outlasted the storm. Will leave the confines of my apartment tomorrow to investigate further. Why do my Teddy Grahams not have faces? I hate this economy Sitcoms are already showing Valentines Day episodes KILL me. I havent met any guys all year. :( Today is my birthday. Two snow days, and I dont have classes on Thursdays. Best present ever, KU. Thanks. I have decided that I will go out clubbing in subzero temperatures before I will do my Calculus homework. Talk about priorities. Gummy bears from Germany taste better. Why must my life exactly mirror Taylor Swifts? It is sad and clich. Campus really needs a ski lift to get me to class in the morning. Nothing like a good romantic comedy to make you feel really. Freaking. Single. I cant wait for my boyfriends divorce to go through. His wife is driving me insane! Ummm, youre his rebound. Have fun with that. I need to stop watching so much porn, my laptop is getting really slow. Its obviously wayyy too cold out. My nose is frozen, Im still unthawing and Ive been in class for 20 minutes already. So I had a huge crush on this chick and she turned me down, then got fat. Do I send a thank you note or cookies or how does this work? Your Facebook romance may be cute to you but its annoying to the rest us. Thanks! Sign you might be an alcoholic: When driving to class and on the radio you hear the weather update say its a cold one, you instantly think of the beer you have at home. 2cold2function 15 below zero and we still have classes? Did someone light poop on fire on the chancellors doorstep? Would you rather run naked across campus today or jump in Potter Lake for 40 bucks? Nothing like a little cold weather to bring the whiny b!tches out of the woodwork.

erosmith, N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly. Join them together and you have one of the best, most memorable Super Bowl Halftime Shows ever. That is just what MTV did back in 2001 during Super Bowl XXV, properly titling the show The Kings of Rock and Pop. The show consisted of back and forth performances between the musical acts, with a finale that culminated in a collective rendition of Aerosmiths Walk this way. A performance of epic proportions, my friends and I still talk about how great it was. Unfortunately for MTV, the big peep show during Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlakes halftime performance three years later had them banned from producing future halftime gigs. Weve had some moderately entertaining shows since then, but the thought of having to sit

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How do you feel about the Black Eyed Peas performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
ou know when youre hosting a party and theres inevitably that guy who mutinies your music in favor of playing a blog hit from his iPhone, and youre like, step off, please, I karaoke to that? Well, imagine there were 110,000 people at that party and its debauchery was being broadcast to 140 million creepers doing the creep in 232 countries. What youre imagining is the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Now think back to when you were younger and teachers, religious leaders and focus group organizers wielding video game prototypes used pizza as a way to conjure our willful participation. They did it because they figured pizza would grab our attention. And it worked. I added the fifth-grade-15 pounds because of Catholicism. But it worked because some of us were still wetting our beds, and they were smarter than us. In a way, the Super Bowl is the worlds homeroom party, the Black

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through Black Eyed Peas autotuning their way through a medley of their over-produced songs has me already reaching for some Advil. Unfortunately, thats what we have to look forward to during this Sundays show. A piece of advice to the producers: Give MTV another shot and watch your halftime ratings soar once again. Jawhari is a junior in journalism and anthropology from Kansas City, Mo.

Eyed Peas are Americas pizza, and the CBS fat cats are the aforementioned authority figures of our youththey dont know whom the world wants to see at halftime, so they check the charts. This time, however, were smart enough to question their choice, but still simple enough to be more interested in watching Fergies curves than shooting our enemies in the face. Ultimately, this is the best foreign policy decision weve ever made. Marsaglia is a senior in english from naperville, ill.

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Students snow day shows what little can be accomplished

hank God school was canceled. I was gettin ready to Egypt a fool if it wasnt. Every community college in Kansas was closed by Monday night and there are at least a billion community colleges in Kansas. I guess Chancellor GrayLittle finally took a moment from her bath full of liquid gold to look out the window. Anyway, since Im sure you all loved my power outage play-by-play, I thought Id give you all a little taste of my snow adventures on Tuesday. 7:00 a.m. I woke up early to see if I didnt have to wake up early. I didnt! 1:03 p.m. I woke up again. For real this time. I looked out the window and watched a bunch of Robins try to fly in the blizzard winds. I considered turning on Angel by Sarah McLachlan to complete the scene. 2:16 p.m. After lying in bed for an hour looking through Twitter

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(cue shameless plug: follow me @ ChanceComical), I decided to turn on The Weather Channel. Did you guys hear about that crazy blizzard?! 2:47 p.m. I finally left my room. My roommate was nowhere to be found. I called him. He went to Game Nut with another friend. At least then I could watch crappy The King of Queens reruns without worrying whether someone would judge me or not. 4:12 p.m. I looked outside to check out the blizzard and watched a guy walking down the street carrying a case

of beer. How delightfully college! 4:30 p.m. Low on food, I panicked and drank a whole bottle of PeptoBismol. Everything looked bubblegum pink. I wondered if I was dying. 5:18 p.m. I got the text message about class being canceled the next day. I opened up Facebook, and my computer started vomiting the word snow! 5:49 p.m. I started to watch TV on the couch, but every time I had to get a drink or use the remote my arms had to leave my blanket, and my skin effing touched the cold air for a minute. (I really wish they made an afghan with like sleeves or something. They could call it the Afghan-Freehand. Haha, thatd be the raddest!) 7:34 p.m. I was hungry and ordered some Chinese food. SnowMG, I was hungry! Oh, did I mention yet that I was putting snow and blizzard into everything? As in, Oh SNOW, he didnt! or Whats new pussycat?

SNOW SNOW SNOW or Gettin blizzard, like a SNOW6. SNOW man, its been a long, long day. 9:23 p.m. The Chinese food finally arrived. I ate it. Apparently teriyaki chicken doesnt mean chicken in teriyaki sauce, it means giant onions slathered in teriyaki sauce sprinkled with a dash of chicken. I am disappointed. I thought about Liz Lemoning it: calling them, demanding a refund and threatening to report them to the Better Business Bureau. I decided against it and just picked out the onions. Like an animal. 1:23 a.m. I went to bed. Having accomplished nothing. But I did eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch out of a box and wrote this column. Chance Carmichael is a junior from Mulvane majoring in creative writing.

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Karaoke provides extra entertainment downtown

By Sara Sneath



moNDAY: Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 massachusetts st. TUESDAY: Jackpot, 943 massachusetts st. WEDNESDAY: casbah, 803 massachusetts st. FRIDAY: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 138 Alabama st. SATURDAY: set em up Jacks, 1800 e. 23rd st. SUNDAY: bottleneck, 737 new Hampshire st.

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Kathleen Powers, DeKalb, IL., senior, performs Hey Jude in the Burger Stand at the Casbah, 803 Massachusetts St., Wednesday night. The Burger Stand hosts karaoke every Wednesday night starting at 10:30 p.m. Karaoke night is free to attend and participate in.

As you open the Massachusetts Street door to the Jazzhaus, the melody of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Suck My Kiss meets you on the stairs, but it isnt singer Anthony Kiedis voice you hear. Rounding the corner into the room, you find a small-framed woman in a polkadotted dress rocking the stage. Not only does she know all the words, but shes added some dance moves. Every Monday night, singers, drinkers and multitaskers file into the Jazzhaus to take the stage. Who needs to go through all the hassle of forming a band when Minxie and Tanya, the Jazzhaus karaoke DJs, will lay down some serious background tracks and display the words on a television screen? Its the audio equivalent of bumper lanes. Tanya McNeely AKA Tanya McNaughty owns the Jazzhaus. Two years ago, she bought karaoke equipment and started hosting Monday night karaoke as an alternative to Monday night open mic. Singing is uplifting to me. Thats why I own the Jazzhaus, McNeely said. Though the Jazzhaus is wellknown for its talented local performers, with more than three thousand songs available, Mondays are a free-for-all. Whether youre a karaoke virgin or American Idol material, there is a

stage, microphone and audience for you. And Jazzhaus isnt your only option; the Jackpot, Casbah, VFW, Set em Up Jacks and Bottleneck also host karaoke nights. Jackpot Music Hall hosts Karaoke Time with Sam and Dan every Tuesday. Sam Gunnerson is an employee of the Jackpot and one of the karaoke DJs there. He says they have an extensive music library, which they continue to add to and mentions that there is no cover on Tuesdays as an incentive to come out. Wednesdays are karaoke night at the Casbah. I think it would be bigger if people knew about it because we dont have a cover. Wednesdays we have $1 off bottled beers and $2 off kamikaze shots, Casbah employee

Rachel Mzhickten said. Casbah karaoke is also hosted internally: the manager there provides all of the music and equipment. If youve been singing in your car and shower for years and feel it is now time to take that talent to the stage, there are plenty of venues available, each hosting karaoke on a different night. Perhaps youll start out in a club you never go to and will never return to afterward or maybe youre ready to face the crowd at your usual spot and look that bartender in the eyes the one youve had a crush on for months now and tell him or her: Dont stop believing. Edited by Corey Thibodeaux


School of Engineering provides option for interdisciplinary computing degree

By WeSton Pletcher
wpletcher@kansan.com A new degree program from the School of Engineering will expand opportunities for students seeking more specialized instruction in computer science. Next fall, students will be able to major in computer science with a focus in one of five fields of study: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geography or physics. Kansas is the first university in the Big 12, and one of just a handful of others in the nation, to offer a degree in interdisciplinary computing. Arvin Agah, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, said the main objective of the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Computing program was to provide students with the opportunity to study computing within the context of another discipline. A deeprooted understanding of another discipline enables future graduates of the program to more efficiently and economically develop new applications and technologies for their fields of specialization. The proposal for this new degree began during the summer of 2009 and went through revisions in collaboration with the Office of the Provost. The Kansas Board of Regents formally approved the program last month. Agah said there were many positives to come with this new degree. The program will better prepare the students to fill an urgent industry need-fluency in computer science and another discipline, Agah said. The graduates can assist other disciplines to solve problems and address real challenges we face in the world today. Numerous reports indicate the very good career prospects for graduates of this program. Agah said the only negative that might come with this degree is if the program becomes too popular, class sizes may grow too large. Students who complete this program will be able to pursue careers in a wide range of fields. Science industries, business, government and military sectors are making it a priority to hire people with expertise in computing, Agah said. He also said that relatively few computer scientists practiced the traditional roles of programming-coding, with most applying their computing skills to advance businesses, science, policies and more. Some programs allow the students in computing to use their electives to obtain a minor in another department, Agah said. Some incorporate tracks within computing. Very few universities nationwide offer a degree in interdisciplinary computing. The skills of computer scientists are in high demand. A study from the Kansas Department of Labor shows computer software engineering is one of the 10 fastest growing occupations in the 200616 Kansas Occupational Outlook. But Agah said companies encountered a common hurdle when seeking graduates with the specific expertise thats needed to perform at the highest level as they enter the workforce. Through this program, a student studying chemistry who has to come up with some models has the computing capabilities to build and run these models and the chemistry background as well, he said. Professor Dave Petr is the point of contact for incoming freshmen interested in detailed information about the degree program. He can be reached at dwp@ku.edu or (785) 864-8233. Edited by Tali David





Champions from the start

Jayhawks enjoy the taste of victory

Senior forward joins 1,000 point club
by KATHLeeN Gier kgier@kansan.com From the beginning of the game to the post-game interviews, something was different. For the first time in two weeks, the Jayhawks had reason to celebrate. Senior forward Krysten Boogaard joined the 1,000-point club for her career, freshman guard Keena Mays scored a career high 16 points and, most importantly, the Jayhawks won 81-53 against Colorado. It was a big night, Mays said. Kansas got the taste of victory it needed to get back on track midway through the conference season. We have to find a way to win just to feel better about ourselves, coach Bonnie Henrickson said. Its just like an open sore and we finally got a Band-Aid on it, now we just have to let this sucker heal. Kansas now sits at 15-7 on the season and 2-6 in league play. Saturday, the Jayhawks will travel down to Austin to face the Longhorns. Sophomore guard and co-captain Angel Goodrich attributed the victory to teamwork. She said talking to one another in practice and thinking about the inspirational quotes their coaches had given them kept the Jayhawks together. We came together and said we needed this win and we needed to get back on track, Goodrich said. Henrickson talked about how the team was counting down the points



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Coach Turner Gill answers questions from the football supporters Thursday night at the Oread Hotel. Gill said that his new recruits all come from winning teams, many of which have won state championships.

for Boogaard and wanted to help her get there. I think we threw away a thousand balls trying to get it to her, Henrickson said. I think everyone wanted to be the person who threw Krysten the ball to get her 1,000 points. This may have led to some of the teams 19 turnovers, but had a bigger effect on its 18 assists, led by eight from Goodrich. Each time Boogaard scored and during other pivotal moments in the game, the team jumped off of the bench in excitement. We get hyped for each other, Goodrich said. Goodrich said the game improved togetherness and created a renewed confidence. Getting a win like this builds us up, Goodrich said. It shows us what we can do. Edited by Helen Mubarak

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Sophomore guard Angel Goodrich puts up a lay up for two points in the second half Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse. Goodrich only had four points but led the Jayhawks with eight assists in the victory.

Jayhawks drop the puck to Tigers, but still hope to make the playoffs
bschuster@kansan.com Nearing three minutes left in the third period, the Kansas mens hockey team entered desperation mode. After taking a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, they allowed the Mizzou Tigers to score four unanswered power play goals. The Jayhawks took the lead after a failed wrap-around attempt turned into a mad scramble in front of the Tigers net with KUs Schilar Kessler batting it home at 14:53 of the first period. I got hit when I was in front of the net, and I was down, I got back up, and picked up my stick and the puck just happened to be there, Kessler said. Kessler was responsible for both KU goals, with the second coming fairly easy. The Tigers goalie overplayed a puck in the corner, letting it get behind him. Kessler promptly picked up the puck and tucked it in the Mizzou net before the Tigers had enough time to stop the goalie miscue from going up on the scoreboard. With a two-goal lead, the Jayhawks entered the final minute of the first period on the penalty kill, which was for the most part able to work the cycle down low very effective. The Jayhawks did and get good scoring chances, but an outstanding job of staying in no shots were able to penetrate the the box zone defense and keep- Tigers goal line. ing their sticks and bodies in the When it came to the penalty passing lanes, but with 26.4 sec- kill, the Jayhawks had a hard time onds left in the period, the Tigers defending the extra man, giving ripped a shot up four power from the right play goals. That was tough, we face off circle That was that went top tough, we couldnt overcome that. shelf behind KU couldnt overWe couldnt do anything goalie Brendan come that, about the extra man. Cooper. coach Tom I gave the Prendergast TOM PreNderGAST kid a little too said. We Coach much respect, I couldnt do guess, Cooper anything said. about the Cooper would unfortunately extra man. make the same mistake twice With the Jayhawks one spot after allowing another power play ahead of the Tigers in the playoff goal to come from the same spot hunt, this was not the game to lose in the second period. However, and not the team to lose against. the freshman from Plano, Texas, The Jayhawks have two games stopped an incredible 44 out of remaining, both against St. Louis 48 shots, a tough number to face University, and its going to take at any level. one win to secure the final playoff Its a pretty good amount, a lot spot, but this loss is one that will more than Ive seen in a while, but resonate with the team until the it would have been nice to have a next puck drops. couple more, Cooper said. Well, we got dollar night on In even strength play, the Wednesday, and then St. Louis Jayhawks were dominant, howev- next weekend, Cooper said. er, special teams became an issue Edited by Samantha Collins early and often. On the power play, Kansas was



Beavers upset Huskies, 68-56

POrTLANd, Ore. Jared Cunningham had 19 points and the Oregon State beavers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 68-56 upset victory over No. 20 Washington on Thursday night. Scott Suggs had a careerhigh 18 points, including five 3-pointers for Washington (15-6, 7-3 Pac-10) which lost its second straight. Oregon State (9-12, 4-6) took a 58-52 lead on Omari Johnsons layup off an offensive rebound. After isaiah Thomas made 2 of 3 free throws for the Huskies, Calvin Haynes made one for the beavers.

Haynes layup and foul shot with 1:48 left extended it to 62-54 and put the Gill Coliseum crowd on its feet. The beavers made free throws the rest of the way to put it away, snapping an eight-game winning streak for Washington in the series between the two teams. Washington was com-

ing off an 87-80 loss at rival Washington State on Sunday that dropped them two spots in the rankings. it was back-and-forth for much of the game. Oregon State hasnt defeated Washington since Feb. 22, 2007, a 73-65 victory in Corvallis.
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kU tipoff
At A GlAnce
im changing this into a spot for a quick statistical breakdown of something about the Jayhawks, and because im a stat geek, my editors are letting me. it seems like a better option than telling you how kansas matches up with nebraskaagain. Today: free throws. more importantly, the fact that kansas doesnt take, or make, enough of them. Through seven conference games, the Jayhawks have taken less than 20 free throws in five of them. They took just nine free throws at baylor. They are 174th in the country in free throw rate, which measures how effective a team is in getting to the free throw line. in fT+, which essentially takes free throw rate and includes how good the team is at shooting free throws, kansas is sixth-worst in the country. Take heart in this, though: no. 1 ohio state, no. 4 Pittsburgh, no. 7 san Diego state, no. 15 Louisville, no. 17 syracuse and no. 20 Washington are all also in the bottom 11 in the stat.

Cornhuskers will wail

Jayhawks intend to ruin home record
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kaNsas VS. Nebraska

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At A GlAnce
nebraska is coming off a 69-53 loss in manhattan to kansas state on Wednesday night. The cornhuskers are 14-0 at home this year with victories against usc, colorado and then-ranked no. 11 Texas A&m. nebraska holds opponents to 57.1 points per game. According to kenpom.com, the cornhuskers are the 10th most efficient team in the nation. nebraska slows offenses down, which was apparent in kansas narrow 63-60 victory against nebraska on Jan. 15 at Allen fieldhouse. kansas scores 82.7 points per game, eighth in the nation. nebraska plays a sagging defense that looks like zone and man-to-man at the same time. it doubles the big men when they catch it down low in the corners, which creates turnovers.

21-1, (6-1) starters
Tyshawn Taylor, guard Taylors reinvention of himself as a pure point guard hes always been more of a combo guard has been crucial in kansas three-game offensive renaissance. Taylors ability to score is still there, but it seems as if hes more focused on taking care of the ball and setting up the kansas offense.

15-6, (3-4) starters
Brandon Richardson, guard richardson was nonexistent in nebraskas loss to kansas state. He had three points with zero rebounds or assists. He did have one steal. Against kansas he wasnt much better. He had six points on 1-7 shooting, but was 4-5 from the line. richardson will need to contribute on the defensive end to help nebraska.



Tyrel Reed, guard its ludicrous to think reeds down year from behind the arc is cause for serious concern even the best shooters go through slumps. but brady morningstar is demanding more minutes through his excellent play of late, and reeds seem the most likely to take the hit, though plenty will call for Josh selbys as well.

Caleb Walker, guard Walker played big for his size against kansas. He only contributed two points, but grabbed 13 rebounds, 10 on the defensive end. kansas has been shooting well lately, but Walker will need to collect any long rebound that comes out to the perimeter, if nebraska wants to hang with a surging kansas team.

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Sophomore forward, Thomas Robinson robinson has played in two games wearing the Lr patch in remembrance of his late mother. Hes finished with 17 points and nine rebounds in both of them. nebraskas defense is predicated on crashing the paint and doubling any post that touches the ball, so dont expect those numbers again. if he gives some robinson good relief minutes for the morris twins, though, hell be particularly valuable against the stingy Huskers. robinson had nine points on 4-of-6 shooting when the two met in January.

Josh Selby, guard ill let bill self take over, talking about the line he has to walk with reigning selby in and letting him go: sometimes when we say be under control, they hear, back it out, or, We can get a better shot than that; they hear, Dont shoot. even though you dont say that, thats how they interpret it. its kind of a fine line with him, you know, Go. He understands that, and he needs to go.

Toney McCray, guard mccray is playing much better in conference than in nonconference play. in seven conference games, he is averaging 10.4 points per game; four rebounds per game and is shooting 50 percent from the field. both his field goal, 3-point and free throw percentage is up from nonconference play. Last game against kansas state, mccray only scored six points in the loss.



Lance Jeter, guard before the season started, Jeter was criticized for not being a scoring threat. before the season, he was only the main distributor. before the season, Jeter was only going to do what he needed to do and not take on additional roles. He has done all three this season and has done them well.

Marcus Morris, forward morris is only getting better as the competition does. Hes averaging 16.7 points and 6.8 rebounds on the year. Through seven games of conference play, hes upped those numbers with 19 points per game and 7.7 boards. Hes emphasized taking his man off the dribble rather than settling for jumpers, evidenced by a huge decrease in attempted 3-pointers (less than two per game) and an increased shooting percentage.

Senior guard Lance Jeter Jeter leads the team with 12.4 points per game in conference play. it isnt a lot, but when seeing that nebraska only scored 64.6 points on average, his 12.4 points is a lot larger. He accounts for 19 percent of the nebraska points. nebraska does have a good distribution Jeter of scoring and shooting, but Jeter is called upon more often. He is the main ball carrier, averaging 5.14 assists per conference contest. He is an atypical point guard. He has the body of a linebacker and runs the floor like one powerfully. He takes care of the ball and distributes. He has the vocal leadership this team needs, being the lone senior starter.

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Can Kansas get to 70? if the Jayhawks manage to post 70 points against the stifling Huskers defense, theyll win. Plain and simple. Two teams have accomplished the feat: missouri, which beat nebraska 77-69, and Texas Tech, which won 72-71 two weeks ago in Lubbock. nebraska has only managed 70 points twice in conference play, and it was against the two worst defenses in the league. saturday, the best defense in the league, nebraska, and the fifth-best, kansas, will meet. seventy is an admirable goal for either team.

Jorge Brian Diaz, forward Diaz was awful on the offensive end in the last matchup scoring only four points. but he did collect 12 rebounds, four being on the offensive glass. Diaz will be called upon more with junior college transfer Andre Almeida injured. Diaz was only 4-14 from the field. He is averaging 55.4 percent on the season, but only 43.9 percent in conference play.

Markieff Morris, forward morris has been excellent, no question, in a much increased role for the Jayhawks. That said, there has to be some level of concern in his relative inability to get to the free throw line. bill self said the coaching staff is impressing the need to take his man off the dribble, just like with marcus and Thomas robinson, in order to get opposing bigs in foul trouble. markieff, though, has attempted zero free throws in six of 22 games, including against Texas Tech.


Will Nebraska remain perfect at home? its not coincidence that this nebraska team is winning at home. coach Doc sadler has put together a team that plays well within itself. fans want to come and watch a game at the bob Devaney sports center. nebraska has been feisty at home. it should be a packed house for the saturday afternoon game. Doc sadler has this team confident and playing well. However, kansas and coach bill self picked up their first win in Lubbock and this team is clicking on offense. The morris twins and Thomas robinson are playing well and brady morningstar has found his former shooting touch.

heAr ye, heAr ye

Hes definitely one of the premier defenders in the league, but i still think he can become a lot better consistently, where he could certainly take the other teams point guard out of the game. That should be a goal of his, and if hes successful doing that, then usually were going to be pretty good that day.
Bill Self on Tyshawn Taylor

heAr ye, heAr ye

our guards are the ones who just took steps backward instead of steps forward. When you play sideways against kansas state, its just a matter of time until they completely run you out of your stuff, and youre going to turn it over.
Nebraska coach Doc Sadler after Nebraskas 69-53 loss to Kansas State on Feb. 2


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brady morningstar continues his recent sharpshooting ways. morningstars effect on the offense has been tangible in the last few games. His much-improved shooting forces teams to cover all five players on the floor when hes playing, and hes better than any Jayhawk at threading passes between defenders.


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nebraskas suffocating defense can silence two of the three offensive weapons in kansas post. if kansas gets two of the trio of marcus and markieff morris and Thomas robinson going, nebraska will have a hard time keeping it even as close as they did in Lawrence. if only one or zero get going, kansas guards havent shown the offensive firepower necessary to fill the scoring void.


Kansas 61, Nebraska 54



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if youre throwing the ball 15 times a game, whats your completion percentage? Are you completing most of them? Are they just five-yard passes or 10 to 15-yard passes, but at the end of the day to me, to be an elite quarterback is winning and losing.
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More than just a basketball team

he support that the Kansas basketball team showed Thomas Robinson epitomized the teams motto Family Over Everything. They stayed up with him the night his mother, Lisa, died and attended her funeral in Washington, D.C., in between the games against Colorado and Kansas State. While it seems natural that any team, not just the Jayhawks, would rally around a hurting teammate, an incident in the Big 10 showed that this is not always the case. The Iowa Hawkeyes football program recently had 13 players hospitalized for rhabdomyolysis, a disease that damages muscle fibers and kidneys and is exacerbated by stress, which the players contracted after enduring abnormally grueling workouts after reporting back from winter break, according to The Cedar Rapids Gazette. While this isnt the first time a coach has practiced his players to the brink of exhaustion, Hawkeye Coach Kirk Ferentzs response is what makes this case unusual. According to ESPNs Pat Forde, Ferentz continued his ongoing recruiting spree instead of cancelling visits to return home and be with his current players in the hospital. I am no expert on the culture Ferentz has created in his 12 years in Iowa City, but I have a hard time believing it is similar to the one Bill Self has overseen since arriving in Lawrence in 2003. Upon learning of Lisa Robinsons death, the basketball team put Robinsons well-being



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gcalvert@kansan.com before the Texas game, despite it being the most important game to date on the Jayhawks schedule and less than 24 hours away. By staying up all night with the grieving Robinson, the Jayhawks lived up to their F.O.E. motto, willingly sacrificing energy and preparation for the sake of helping Robinson. A team of basketball players would have gone to bed that Friday night, but the Jayhawks basketball family is way more than a team. Self and the Jayhawks even went so far as to work with the NCAA to allow the team to pay for Lisa Robinsons funeral, fly to Washington, D.C., to attend the funeral and set up a scholarship fund for Robinsons little sister, Jayla. Both Kansas and the NCAA went out of their way to provide a fair solution for Robinson in his time of need. Ferentz, on the other hand, did anything but go out of his way to help his players. His refusal to cut his recruiting spree in favor of


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supporting his hospitalized players gave the impression that Iowa football is not a family, but a business. His actions sent the message that gaining new players is more important to him than protecting his players. Conversely, by letting Robinson take as much time off as he needed, thereby treating him as a person first and athlete second, Self undoubtedly did far more good for the team than any recruiting spree could have done. Although the Jayhawks lost to Texas on the court, I imagine that the experience they had with Robinson during that game and in the ensuing week brought the team closer than any on court experience could have. Up in Iowa, I cant imagine that the 13 injured Hawkeyes can say they are any closer to the program, and especially not to their coach. Edited by Caroline Bledowski

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team faces foot injuries

tdwyer@kansan.com twitter.com/udk_baskeball Kansas three starting guards Tyrel Reed, Tyshawn Taylor and Josh Selby are having foot problems. Reed has a lingering injury in his left foot coach Bill Self said it was a bone bruise on the bottom of his foot and saw his minutes cut at Texas Tech after it bothered him for what Self said was the first time in a game. Reed was limited to 16 minutes, 11 off his average. He also said hed be wearing a walking boot when he wasnt


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During her s ophomore season, she became the second player in Kansas history to be Garlington named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Week. This season, she was the top offensive producer in 20 matches for the 17-14 Jayhawks. But, as her coach points out, she does more than attack the ball. This year she became a much better blocker, coach Ray Bechard said. Everyone sees the kills she had, but blocks lead directly to points and are equally important. What people may not know is that Garlington owns a 3.79 career grade point average. She earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors three times, while being named to the Big 12 Commissioners and Athletic Directors Honor Rolls every semester, according to a University press release. Garlington admitted the award was exciting, but said she never planned on receiving it. My goals were never to win awards or things like that, she said. I wanted to always compete my hardest and give KU Athletics my all. I wanted to leave my footprint like all the female athletes before me did. This semester, Garlington will work on a spring internship in Denver, then graduate in May. Though she is not currently pursuing professional volleyball, she wants to stay involved in some way. She admits a part of her wants to become a coach. As for her experience in Kansas, she will always remember her teammates and the lifelong relationships they created. Being in the locker room after a big win or a hard practice, being able to argue and vent and triumph together, Garlington said, Its something that no one else understands. Coach Bechard got everything he expected when Garlington committed to play in Lawrence. She has the whole student-athlete balance, Bechard said. She exemplified what a successful student athlete should be like on this campus. Edited by Sarah Gregory


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playing. Taylor rolled his ankle and left for the locker room in the second half of the Texas Tech game and didnt return. Self said Taylor was fine, though, and that hed be on the court Saturday. Much less was said about Selbys injury. After Thursdays press conference and about five minutes before practice was set to start, Selby, wearing a walking boot on his right foot, left Allen Fieldhouse with trainer Billy Cowgill. Team spokesman Chris Theisen said he didnt know what the injury was. Edited by Samantha Collins


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floor and a chorus of Ooohs! to go up in the Fieldhouse. Theres no metric to tally those plays officially, but watch the Jayhawks now from even just a month ago and youll see that they are less aweinducing, perhaps, but in what may not be a coincidence, they are also more efficient. Hes doing better, teammate Mario Little said. Hes just trying to concentrate on the easy plays, and not the real good plays that make SportsCenter. SportsCenter was one of those things Taylor would mention offhand every once in a while. After a great play, hed laugh about how itd be on the top plays later that day. So despite or more likely because of that, Taylor has turned the ball over just three times in his last four games. In the first 18 games of the season, he failed to string together even three games with that few turnovers. In contrast, though, his assist numbers have dropped from 5.4 per game in the nonconference slate to 3.6 in conference play. Not that his teammates or his coaches are complaining. An emphasis has been made by the staff to get a shot off on every possession, and the feisty Nebraska team they face Saturday will make that a challenge. Tyrel Reed said it had been a collective effort, but Taylor had adjusted his game accordingly. Coach stresses that each time weve got the ball we need to get a shot, Reed said. Definitely, I dont think weve turned the ball over as much and I think thats as a unit. Tyshawns done a really good job of taking care of the basketball and getting us in our offense. Along with his safer play, Taylor has seen a dip in points per game as well. Over the last four hes averaged just 4.5 points per game, compared to 8.5 on the season. He had zero against Texas Tech, his first scoreless game since Jan. 20, 2010. But Self isnt concerned with that as long as Taylor takes care of the ball and plays defense like the premier defender that Self said he was. Tyshawn scored 13 points against K-State and was great, and I thought he was just as good against Texas Tech and he scored zero, Self said. But to me, thats irrelevant. He didnt turn it over either game and he took the other teams point guard out. Edited by Marla Daniels


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Friday, February 4, 2011


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Jayhawks lose to Tigers in Border Showdown

Kansas gave up a 2-0 lead, falling apart after the first period. The Jaywhawks have a tough road ahead if they still want to have a shot at the playoffs. The team will face St. Louis University in its two remaining games and needs to win at least one to advance.


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Cautious Taylor focuses his game and is on point for the Jayhawks
tdwyer@kansan.com twitter.com/UDKbasketball A couple of weeks ago, Bill Self joked during a press conference that its remarkable how much easier it is to score when you get a shot off. Dont turn the ball over, he cracked, and the chances of scoring are remarkably elevated. Self was joking, but the point he made was entirely true. Kansas guards have a tendency to turn the ball over an awful lot, but when they dont, Kansas plays better. As of late, Tyshawn Taylor the usual culprit has managed to keep the ball in the hands of his teammates. Over the last four games, Taylor has posted a 5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Certainly hes become more consistent, Self said Thursday afternoon. His valleys havent been

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near as deep, and maybe his peaks not quite as high. Hes done a really good job on the offensive end making sure we get a shot. With Taylors stellar work taking care of the ball, though, has come a decrease in the number of plays that cause jaws to fall to the

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Curious what #kubball fans think: Taylor has hugely cut turnovers recently, but also cut assists and wowmoments. Good or bad adjustment? @JayhawkDoctor
Good! Look at our margin of victory the last two games.

My hope is its a stepping stone: scale everything down, then rebuild into a better game.

Hes playing incredibly efficiently lately. I wouldnt say hes cut down on wow moments.

I dont think Ive ever been happier with his play... But Ive also never been a Tyshawn hater.
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Senior guard Mario Little shoots over Texas Tech forward Paul Cooper during the second half. Little and the rest of the Jayhawks travel to Lincoln to take on Nebraska tomorrow.


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his is not a sports column. Tyrel Reed wouldnt want this to be a sports column. Sure, he is on the No. 2 ranked Kansas Jayhawks and is leading the team in 3-pointers made, which is 43, but thats not that big of a deal. Thats just his character. It always has been. The last two weeks, Tyrel Reed has received compliments on more than just his smooth shot, but also about his life away from the court. And he seems proud of it, as should anybody who cares about Kansas basketball. He has been named a top-10 finalist in Lowes Senior CLASS Award for mens basketball. He has made the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District 7 mens basketball team. He achieved all of this while contributing to a national championship winning team in 2008 and has beaten a majority of his freshman class by graduating in only three and half semesters. He must have more than basketball on his mind, and the awards he is being recognized with are just extra toppings on a glorious ice cream sundae. That means a lot to me because basketball is eventually going to be gone for me, Reed


nroesler@kansan.com said, And hopefully I can just be a good person, thats my main focus. Many people may remember him after he leaves the Kansas team as a dead-eyeshot from long range. He is five 3-pointers away from making Kansas top10 3-point field goals made list. However, he has done much more here at Kansas than just make shots. Leading up to his finalist nomination for the Lowes Senior CLASS Award, which is given to student athletes who have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character, and competition, Reed did more than is imaginable for a full-time student. He went to churches and schools to speak, he has volunteered at different sports camps on at the University, including one for Special Olympics athletes.

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Senior outside hitter Karina Garlington stands beside coach Ray Bechard during the half time recognition at the Oklahoma womens basketball game on Jan. 23. Garlington received the Marlene Mawson Female Athlete of the Year award from Kansas Athletics.

Senior volleyball player Garlington goes for the kill

atilson@kansan.com On a chance recruiting visit four years ago, bored by the listless plains of western Kansas, senior volleyball player Karina Garlington made her decision about attending the University of Kansas - absolutely not, she thought. But upon arrival, the Coloradonative reconsidered. As soon as I got there I fell in love, Garlington said. I think I committed the next week. It was a no-brainer. This past month, Garlington received the Marlene Mawson Female Athlete of the Year award. The annual university award honors a senior female athlete who has excelled in competition, maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average and exhibited leadership qualities. Garlington, an outside hitter, started all four years and finished second in Kansas volleyball history with 1,309 kills.

Those are the things that make a difference in someone elses life and make you feel better, Reed said. Its not always about yourself, and I think thats the main thing He graduated in December with a pre-physical therapy and exercise science degree and will be attending the KU School of Medicine to study physical therapy next year. The guard from Burlington has modeled himself into the shining light of Kansas basketball. His jersey will hang in the rafters of Allen Field House before you teach your children how to pronounce Rock Chalk. To vote for the recent graduate, now just taking 12 hours to remain eligible, go to the Lowes Senior CLASS Award website (www.seniorclassaward.com), or go to its Facebook fan page. Voting concludes on March 20, fan votes count for 30 percent of the final award. Reed was born for this. I always wanted to be as good of a person as I could be, thats just how my parents have taught me to be, he said. Edited by Samantha Collins

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