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Theyre fast, destructive,
unpredictable, and
common in the Midwest.
See how you can be safe
during tornado season.
tornado season
shows its
ugly face
From the debut of Josh Selby
to the loss to Virgina
Commonwealth, the Kansan
recaps the highs and lows
of the past season for the
Jayhawks and what it
means for the future.
Season Rewind
It would be his first step toward changing from a woman to
a man the real him.
Ahead of him are decisions about a mastectomy to remove
his breasts, a hysterectomy to remove his ovaries, and the pos-
sibility of two alternative surgeries to construct a penis. He
also faces continuing conflicts with parents who cant under-
stand why their daughter wants to be a man.
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Lauren watches nervously as a drunk man in a small town
bar in Missouri buys her friend a drink, hits on her, then
starts to grope her during the course of the night. Thats when
Lauren, dressed in mens cargo shorts and a T-shirt, steps
between them and intervenes.

Thanks for buying my friend a drink, but thats enough.
Please just stop touching her. He obliges, but after mulling it
over, screams in Laurens face: Im going to show that fucking
dyke whos the man. That bitch thinks shes in control. Hey,
you fucking butch dyke!

While Lauren is a lesbian, she assumes male gender roles
in her relationships with other women and feels best wearing
masculine clothing something she calls genderqueer.
Avery, a KU graduate student, and Lauren, a 2010 KU
alumna, have different sexual identities but share a common
struggle in a society where sex and gender are often seen as
the same thing. Most people see only man and woman, mas-
culine and feminine, with the two being mutually exclusive.
This story tells how two people searched for their true
selves one born as a woman but discovering he is a man,
and the other born a woman but discovering that her gender
identity in lesbian relationships is masculine.

December 1, 2010,
is a date Avery wont forget.
That day he sat in a doctors office,
where a nurse would ask him to bend over
a table with his pants pulled down,
then push a needle filled with
testosterone into his buttocks.
By AnnA nordling
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Michael Wade Smith and
Megan Ritter discuss their
accomplishments and
refect on
their terms
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did you ever wonder if the
person in the puddle is real, and
youre just a refection of him?
Calvin and Hobbes
The roar that we hear when we
place a seashell next to our ear
is not the ocean, but rather the
sound of blood surging through
the veins in the ear.
Whats going on?
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Clearing skies with winds from the northwest at 5-10 mph
will give us a low of 40.
mostly sunny skies. winds from the northwest at 10-20 mph. High near 70.
Information fromforecasters Carisa Morgan and Regina Bird, KU atmospheric science students
Weather forecast
sunny skies with winds at 20-25 mph. High of 76. slight chance of
rain. low of 57.
Clear skies with light winds switching from the
northwest to the southeast. Low of 43.
Slight chance of rain in the early hours. Highs in the
upper 60s. Low near 42.
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nAdrian Finucane will give a seminar about the
Anglo- spanish slave trade from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in
the Hall center for the Humanities seminar room.
n watkins memorial Health center is
hosting a spring smokeout and invites
the public to bring its cigarettes and
quit smoking. The event will take place
on watkins lawn from 10:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m.
nThe douglas county Aids project will provide
free and confdential HiV testing in the kansas
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May 3
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May 2
nThe department of dance will host a University
dance concert featuring choreographic fellow-
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center. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for
nThe school of engineering will host Flapjacks
for philanthropy, an all-you-can-eat fundraiser for
Just Food, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in eaton Hall.
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n The department of visual arts will host a
visual arts scholarship show reception from
2 to 4 p.m. in room 302 of the Art and design
Drew elizabeth wille

Finding a job in Lawrence can
be difficult for students. Not only
are students competing against each
other for a well-paid position, but
they are also battling local high
school students, Haskell students
and other community members
seeking jobs in this suffering econ-
Good news is here for student
job-seekers. The University provides
several resources for students want-
ing a job to pay the bills, tuition or
maybe just to have extra spending
money. All of these resources can
be accessed through the University
Career Center, located in the Burge
Union, room 110.
The UCC is a service that pro-
vides students with career counsel-
ing and opportunities. It also pro-
vides assistance to those wanting
help with rsums and job applica-
tions. Those interested in a job next
fall can stop by the UCCs career
fair April 27 between 9 a.m. and 4
p.m. in the fourth floor lobby of the
Kansas Union.
Ann Hartley, associate director of
the UCC, said there can be new job
postings found online daily at jobs. so job-seeking students can
check the listings often.
Quinn Brabender, a junior from
Lawrence, has had two on-campus
jobs while at the University. First,
he worked for the Student Success
Technology Services and now
he works at the Ambler Student
Recreation Fitness Center as the
head technician. Both are jobs he
found on
The website is really easy to
browse through. You can easily find
jobs that suit your skill-sets and
most of them pay pretty decently,
Brabender said.
Kolby Davidson, a sophomore
from Dearborn, Mo., current-
ly works off-campus at Brandon
Woods, a local retirement home.
Before, he worked on-campus as
an umpire and a game monitor for
intramural sports at the recreation
center. Davidson also found his on-
campus job on
My on-campus job worked with
my schedule better, but my current
off-campus job is focused more on
what I want to be doing after col-
lege, Davidson said.
The job hunt doesnt have to be
hard or intimidating and students
dont have to do it alone. Help
is available and a good place to
start is online at KUCareerHawk.
com, where more than 1,200 jobs
have been posted so far this year
for students.
is linked to, which only
provides students with on-campus
job postings.
Go online, create an application,
and apply, said Hartley.
Students should keep in mind
that once they apply for a position,
they cant reapply. They should be
thorough in their applications, but
not wait too long to apply. Job-
posters are only required to accept
applications for a minimum of three
days, Hartley said.
Brabender offered advice to col-
lege students searching for jobs.
Check out the University Career
Center. It can give you a lot of free
help when youre searching for a
campus job and trying to build a
resume, Brabender said. Dont
be afraid to apply for multiple post-
ings at once. If you have to turn one
down because you were offered two
jobs, thats a good problem to have.
Edited by Sarah Gregory
Career Center ofers options for job-seekers
International Career Day
April 27 (12:30 to 5 p.m.)
Union station, Greater kc chamber of
commerce Board room
30 west pershing road, kansas city, mo.
Just in Time Career Fair
April 28 (1:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
kansas Union Ballroom
Kansas City Royals Career Fair
April 29 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
kaufman stadium,
inside the diamond club
1 royal way, kansas city, mo.
Introduction to Credit Workshop
may 3 (4 to 5 p.m.)
Burge Union, room 149
St. Louis tornado disproves
Midwest disaster notions
KPR raises most money since 1952
Were still a superstitious people,
sometimes, said David Mechem,
professor of atmospheric science at
the University.
Mechem said he had heard most
of the myths, misconceptions and
old-wives tales that swirl around
tornadoes. One says that tornadoes
dont strike cities.
The destruction left behind
across more than 20 miles of the
St. Louis metropolitan area Friday
disproved that idea. Myths about
tornadoes and earthquakes persist,
however, and experts try to educate
about them.
Mechem said the reason torna-
does frequently miss cities is that
they occupy comparatively small
areas compared with the plains of
the tornado alley.
But cities are definitely not safe
havens, he said.
Mechem said the destructive
tornadoes that landed on Topeka
in 1966 and Fort Worth, Texas, in
2000 demonstrated his point.
The belief that highway over-
passes offer protection from tor-
nados is perhaps the most recent
and widespread tornado myth. The
idea has gained exposure from a
YouTube video depicting several
people hiding under an overpass on
the Kansas Turnpike and escaping
an April 1991 tornado unharmed.
According to the National
Weather Service, overpasses are
actually one of the worst places to
seek shelter. These confined spaces
can act as funnels for extremely
high winds and debris, though
they may offer protection from
the hail that often accompanies
An older myth holds that a
house can explode in a tornado
because of the drop in air pres-
sure created by the storm, and
that it is necessary to open the
windows to equalize the pres-
sure. Mechem said this was false.
Houses leak enough air to equal-
ize themselves and are typically
broken apart by high winds.
Mechem similarly dismissed the
idea that a town might be protected
by surrounding hills.
Its kind of wishful thinking,
he said.
Burnetts Mound, a large hill
overlooking Topeka, did not stop
the 1966 tornado that killed 16 and
injured 500.
KU emergency procedures for
tornado warnings advise seeking
shelter in the most interior section
of a building and on the lowest
level possible, like a basement. The
policy advises avoiding glass and
exterior walls.
Earthquakes rarely get much
attention in the Midwest, but Don
Steeples, McGee distinguished pro-
fessor of applied geophysics, said
Kansas experienced a dozen or
more each year. They are also the
subject of disputed safety advice.
Most seismic activity in Kansas
can only be detected with instru-
ments, Steeples said. But once every
few years, residents will feel a trem-
or. He said Kansas would experi-
ence a 6.5 magnitude earthquake
once every 2,500 years. He said the
next one could occur at any time.
We dont know when the last
one occurred, he said. Or when
the next one will be.
Southeast Missouri is the most
active seismic zone east of the
Rocky Mountains, and it experenc-
es hundreds of tremors each year.
On Thursday, emergency plan-
ning officials in Missouri and 10
other states will lead the biggest
earthquake drill in the history of
the Midwest to mark the bicen-
tennial of the major earthquake
that destroyed New Madrid, Mo.
in 1811.
The drill teaches people to take
cover under surfaces like tables and
desks in an earthquake. As more
than 2 million people prepare for
the drill, many have received chain
emails challenging that advice, say-
ing that it is safer to hide beside,
not under, such furniture to avoid
being crushed.
Steeples said there was no one
way to survive such a disaster, and
that one was just as likely to be
crushed under a desk as asphyxi-
ated under piles of rubble.
Statistically, Ill take my chances
under a desk, he said.
Edited by Becca Harsch
Tornado Safety
Earthquake Drill
Aaron Harris/KANSAN
During natural disasters, some ofcials warn citizens to hide underneath sturdy objects like tables or doorways.
Smokers will be encouraged to kick the habit on Wescoe Beach and on the lawn
of the Watkins Health Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the American Heart Association,
55.9 million people
in the United States smoke cigarettes. That number does
not include smokers under the age of 18.
24.8 million of those
smokers are males, compared with 21.1 million females.
According to the National College Health
Assessment survey for the Fall 2010 semester,
14.9 percent
of college students have smoked a cigarette in
the last 29 days.
Ken Saber, a health educator at the University, said the
Spring Smokeout encouraged students to pledge to be
tobacco free. Those who pledge will receive free wrist-
bands promoting a tobacco-free life. Saber says the best
advice he can give someone trying to quit smoking is
to accept help and use resources that are available at the
University and online.
Watkins Health Center
to host Spring Smokeout
In a building just off of 11th
Street, the Kansas Public Radio
station broadcasts to the Lawrence,
Manhattan, Emporia and Junction
City communities.
This month, through the sta-
tions spring membership drive, the
Kansas Public Radio station raised
more that $297,000 in pledges from
listeners and members, according
to a press release. This is the most
money that has been raised for the
station since its beginning in 1952.
Fundraising is a crucial part
for the maintenance of the radio
station, especially with impend-
ing budget cuts on the state and
national levels, said Phil Wilke,
media manager for the radio sta-
The station raised about $50,000
more than it raised in the fundrais-
ing drive last fall. Wilke said that
this money normally goes into the
general fund of the station, which
includes programming.
We like to think its attributed
to people seeing value in the radio
station, Wilke said.
According to the press release,
Gov. Sam Brownback said that
the state was unable to fund pub-
lic broadcasting. Wilke said that
because of this, donations are
important to the funding and run-
ning of the radio station and for its
future success. Wilke said the next
fundraising drive is in October.
I would love to be able to dupli-
cate that success, he said.
Edited by Corey Thibodeaux
Megan Singer/KANSAN
Kansas Public Radio is located on 11th Street. KPR started in 1952 and is licensed to the University of Kansas.
Cigarettes play a role in 440,000
of 2,400,000 annual deaths. In other words, cigarettes
account for around
18.3 percent of all
deaths in the United States each year.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 7
imagine all possible scenarios,
and allow for new revelations that
inspire action. someone elses
crazy idea gets you going, and
solutions occur simply. clean up
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Today is an 8
no more procrastination for the
next two days. settle in and get
down to planning and following
through on details. slow down and
contemplate. stay close to home.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
The next few days are great for
social gatherings and spending
time with friends. Business meet-
ings are productive. new opportu-
nities arise. But a quiet evening at
home entices.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Today is an 8
Folks are watching right now, and
youve got the stage. A rise in
status results from a fine perfor-
mance. stick to a well-practiced
routine, and play boldly.
LEo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is an 8
people seem to be coming togeth-
er. Youd rather play than work,
and, if you can get away, then go.
This looks to be a fun, adventurous
weekend, so finish deadlines and
pack a picnic.
VIRGo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Financial situations destabilize.
keep the money in the back. if the
obstacles seem too large today,
take some time off and approach
them again after some thought
and rest.
LIbRA (Sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is a 7
dont forget what youve learned.
remember your past; dream your
future; but focus on the present --
its all youve got. You get a morale
booster just about now.
SCoRpIo (oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is an 8
Youll be very busy for the next two
days. dont borrow or lend money
now. consider options. Be sure to
have all your ducks in a row, and
then some. planning works.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is an 8
Traveling on business can be
deductible. little things add up, so
keep track. pay bills before you go
shopping, and stash the change.
Theres new income possible.
CApRICoRN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
Focus on your home. You can solve
the puzzle, but you need to figure
out what you want first. show your
thoughtfulness. dont invest in a
group activity yet.
AqUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
Unexpected costs may appear, so
conserve resources. share feelings
for the next two days. confide to a
friend, and find support. say every-
thing you need to be complete.
pISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is an 8
watch for a new source of income,
even in the face of obstacles,
and accept a generous offer.
communicate to solve any over-
lapping appointments. Be open to
10 is the easiest day, 0 the
most challenging.
Kevin Cook
Nick Sambaluk
By Mcclatchy- triBune
ST. LOUIS As wide-
ly expected, Katie Couric has
announced (via a People maga-
zine exclusive) that shes leaving
CBS Evening News.
I am looking at a format that
will allow me to engage in more
multi-dimensional storytelling,
she said.
Expectations are that Couric
will get a talk show. TV Guide
reported Tuesday that CBS
expects that show to be produced
by ABC.
ABC has made a big push for
a Couric talk show plus even
wider exposure across its net-
work news platforms, including
a presence on its 2012 presi-
dential election coverage and
prime time specials, TV Guides
Stephen Battaglio writes. CBS
News is not willing to match that
end of the offer. NBC, which had
expressed interest, is no longer in
the running.
About an hour after Courics
announcement, CBS News issued
this statement:
Theres a lot to be proud of
during Katie Courics time at
Evening News. CBS News, like
Katie herself, is looking forward
to the next chapter.
Singer, punk feminist idol dies at age 53
Couric to leave CBS, get show on ABC
By Mcclatchy- triBune
LOS ANGELES Poly Styrene,
whose clarion call, Oh bondage,
up yours! became the rallying cry
of punk feminists everywhere and
foretold the Riot Grrrl movement,
died Monday at the age of 53 after a
long battle with cancer.
As a member of X-Ray Spex,
Styrene, born Marianne Joan Elliott-
Said in Kent, England, became a
symbol. The sight of a teenage girl
with braces, chubby cheeks and
quirky nonsequitur outfits scream-
ing Thrash me crash me/Beat me
till I fall!/I wanna be a victim/For
you all!/Oh bondage up yours! was
transformative in early British punk
rock; it served as an indication to
both the musicians and the fans
involved that the movement, which
in the beginning comprised mostly
angry, jobless young men, could be a
wide enough tent to support not just
that disaffected male lot, but girls
with their own set of complaints
(including the way angry, jobless
punks treated their women).
About Oh Bondage, Up Yours.
It begins with Poly making a point
heard round the world: Some
people think that little girls should
be seen and not heard. But I say,
Oh bondage, up yours! before the
all-male band behind her launches
into a furious set of riffs that made
countless girl bands possible.
Her fame was relatively short-
lived, though. Styrene struggled with
what was later diagnosed as bipolar
disorder, and though she released a
gorgeous, underrated solo album,
Translucence, on the United
Artists label in 1980, it and subse-
quent releases, including a New Age
album(!), Flower Aeroplane, in 2004,
failed to make an impact on the gen-
eral public. She had just released a
highly anticipated new full-length
Generation Indigo in mid-March.
The album, produced by Youth, fea-
tured Styrene returning to her New
Wave/punk rock roots.
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PaGe 5a tHe uniVersitY daiLY Kansan
City commission and school board
elections were three weeks agoa
week before Student Senate elections,
in fact. My guess is that, per usual,
a large portion of the student body
didnt even knew local elections were
occurring, much less voted. Voter
turnout for the city was only 13
percent. That was a drop from usual
turnout and did not meet the county
clerks goal of 20 percent.
Ironically, turnout for Student
Senate elections was more than
double compared with last year.
Students should be commended
for taking the time to vote for their
student representatives; such a large
climb in votes shows promise of
greater student involvement in the
Universitys government.
But, students should be paying
attention to local government too.
I honestly did not remember April
5 was the local election date until
a professor reminded me the day
before. Some students, of course, are
paying closer attention, but given the
low voter turnout, the majority of the
student body isnt. I realized I was
doing myself a great disservice by not
keeping up with what was going on
in my city.
Even though city governance
seems far removed from campus, as
Lawrence residents, there are many
aspects of local politics that can affect
students. For example, housing and
tenant laws affect students living off-
campus in houses and apartments.
Also, the lighted pathway project
has been a visible endeavor requiring
collaboration between the University
and the city. This project especially
demonstrates the power students
can have if they acknowledge the
role of local government in student
life. Concerned students and Student
Senate propelled this project. With
the community affairs director (an
executive staff member of Student
Senate) acting as a liaison to the
City Commission, student interest
and safety became a part of the
discussion about the project.
However, students should not
just rely on a Student Senate
representative to represent all
interests at the local level. Though
the student senator has an important
job, that representation is not meant
to deter students from taking note
of whats going on in Lawrence
government. Students need to be
aware of the actions by the city that
directly affect them.
This must be accompanied by
keeping an eye on state politics as
well. Decisions at the state level,
obviously, greatly affect local
decision-making. In fact, on the
subject of exercising ones vote, a
new provision (taking effect in 2013)
will require all new registered voters
to provide satisfactory proof of
citizenship. Voter rights advocates
are concerned that such evidence,
most likely in the form of a birth
certificate, will disenfranchise elderly
and disabled voters. This additional
barrier will only discourage people
from voting, especially young people
and students, a demographic already
showing low turnout.
These are the issues students
should be considering. Students
should take individual action and
take interest in local and state
governanceafter all, residents of
Lawrence all have a personal stake in
how our city is governed.
Kelly Cosby is a junior in political
science and English from Overland
Park. Follow her on Twitter @
WednesdaY, aPriL 27, 2011
Teres no place for booing at graduation ceremonies
Guest COLuMn: natHan daYani
Students should get involved in both campus and local politics
Graduation is an annual rite of
passage enjoyed by many. But for KU
law students, it can be an unfriendly
reminder that their hard work and
dedication is nothing more than a
punch line.
Every year, Memorial Stadium fills
with boos when the graduating class
of law students is announced. No
other school or program receives this
sort of treatment. I imagine this years
ceremony will be no different. But, in
the limited space this column affords,
I hope to convince you not to jump
on the bandwagon.
Other than the practice of medi-
cine, the practice of law is arguably
held to a higher standard of conduct
than any other profession in the
U.S. An applicant for the Kansas Bar
Association, for instance, must dem-
onstrate his or her ethical conduct
by clear and convincing evidencea
very high standard of conduct.
Lawyers are held to such high stan-
dards because they must be trusted
to represent their clients diligently,
effectively and confidentially. After
all, lawyers handle incredibly sensi-
tive information. On a personal note,
15 years ago a lawyer helped broker a
divorce settlement between my par-
ents, allowing them to return to an
amicable relationship. Recently, a law-
yer probated my deceased grandfa-
thers estate to ensure his two children
shared his modest wealth in a manner
consistent with his wishes.
There are certainly examples of
bad lawyers out thereEnron and
the Duke lacrosse scandal come to
mindbut these examples are very
few and far between.
Perhaps there is a better criticism
that lawyers act amorally to the best
interests of their clients. But thats a
criticism hardly unique to the legal
profession. You dont need a vivid
imagination to realize any viable
business tends to prioritize financial
gain above all other concerns. Its fair
to criticize this prioritization, but to
limit this criticism to lawyers is both
reactive and counterproductive.
Some also jeer lawyers for being
too wealthy. Although there are a
few graduates from this years KU
law class who will earn six-figure
salaries before long, those salaries
often come with a cost: 65-hour work
weeks in an environment that tends
to burn out young talent. Meanwhile,
the vast majority of this years class
would gladly accept a jobany job
regardless of salary. There are still
many students in the top 10 to 20
percent of this years class who have
tried incredibly hard to find a job and
still dont know who theyre going to
be when they grow up.
So when youre at graduation,
and the KU law class of 2011 gets its
moment of recognition, remember
this class includes future criminal
prosecutors and public defenders;
corporate and public-interest attor-
neys; and small-firm attorneys who
will help you write a will, file your
taxes and manage your small busi-
ness all in one visit. If you choose
to boo, Id rather you boo me,
Nathan Dayani. After all, you know
more than enough about me in this
500-word column to make such an
informed decision. Right?
Dayani is a law student graduat-
ing this year. He is from Overland
Franzia is like the Kool-aid of the
wine world, and I love it for that.
Seriously? Grow up and just tell me
you dont want to go out. You dont
have to delete your Facebook and
say that you need some alone time.
Oh, Adderall. You make my college
experience 1000 times better. If only
you didnt make me turn every chat
into a 20-minute long conversation.
College: A unique place where ones
social status is based on the number
of Facebook pictures he/she has
with a drink in hand.
And on the eighth day, God created
whiskey to keep the Irish from
taking over the world.
I miss Legends of the Hidden
Blue barracudas!!
No matter how bad things may get,
Im just glad Im not with my nasty,
hairy-cooched ex-girlfriend.
Why can the kids never put together
that silver monkey? Its only three
I understand waiting for the weather
to be nice to turn the A/C on, but
that doesnt mean we need to roast
in class with the heat on.
I consistently overestimate
the amount of food that can
comfortably ft in a tortilla.
My stepmother is a loud, obnoxious
idiot. Way to go, dad.
Begging for a celebrity to retweet
you is the only thing more
humiliating than having a Twitter
at all.
Really? You cant shut up despite
being surrounded by Quiet Study
signs? You failed pre-school, didnt
Im paying $30,000 a year as an out-
of-state student to go to KU and the
wireless Internet in Watson wont
work. Get your shit together, KU!
Wireless Internet should not be too
much to ask for.
I just took the biggest and most
glorious public poop of my life in
Anschutz. It involved two courtesy
fushes and three newspaper
articles. This guy knows what Im
talkin about.
Dear frat guys... When did pastel
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very Dame, 23, is about
5 feet 6 inches tall with
short, clean-cut brown
hair and dark brown
eyes. He has little bits of facial hair
that have sprouted up since shaving
yesterday. His voice, tinged with a
southern accent, is getting lower.
Five months into testosterone shots,
Avery looks like, talks like, even acts
like an ordinary man. But Avery was
born a woman and, until four years
ago, had been living by a name and
persona that never felt quite right.
Avery didnt always know he
wanted to be a boy. He didnt grow
up in his suburban home in Plano,
Texas, trying to pee standing up or
running around the neighborhood
without a shirt on. He didnt dress
like a boy or act like one.
He grew up an only child and
describes himself as quiet and kind
of nerdy. Avery didnt get along
well with his mother. He remembers
being emotionally abused by her,
but he doesnt remember, or want to
talk about, specifics.
I remember bits and snippets of
my childhood and high school, but
they come in flashes, Avery said.
I so much didnt like the person
that I was, and this was before I had
any conception of myself as trans.
When I really think about it, it just
seems like it happened to a different
person now.
By the time he reached high
school, Avery was living in
Tuscaloosa, Ala. He performed
solos in all-state choir every year. If
he wasnt at school or staying after
for choir practice, he was at home
playing the video game World of
Warcraft and surfing the Internet.
He didnt have a lot of friends.
As a high school girl, Avery had
two boyfriends, or beards as he
calls them. He uses that term now
because he wasnt sexually attracted
to them. He just knew that, as a girl,
it was what he was supposed to do.
Girls were supposed to date boys, so
he went ahead and did it.
As a woman, Avery thought that
he might be a lesbian because he
was attracted to girls. He knew that
he didnt identify with the label, but
there was no other term for him
that fit.
I was identifying with a need to
have a community or to have people
like me, Avery said.
Avery began to read every book
about gay and lesbian people his
school library had which was
about 15 books. He found the term
lesbian and understood it, so he
took it for himself without ever
being fully comfortable with it.
It wasnt until Avery began his
freshman year at the University of
Alabama in 2006 that he learned
what it meant to be transgendered.
He met his best friend, Laurel
Sheffield, who is bisexual, that year.
She introduced Avery to a new
community and group of friends,
including a man whom Avery soon
learned was a transgendered man.
In listening to him keep talking
about himself, I started to recognize
parts of myself in him, Avery said.
Avery realized over the course of
the school year that he was trans-
gendered too, but it would take until
May 2007 for him to share that with
n n n
Avery sits in his dorm room at
Alabama. Its finals week and, to add
to the stress of tests, hes about to tell
his best friend that hes a transgen-
der man. He called Laurel earlier,
urging her to come over. Hes been
freaking out, and anxiety is setting
in. Avery has been searching within
himself, peeling back layers of his
life like an onion to get to the tiny
core that no one, including himself,
has seen before.
Laurel arrives and Avery tells
her. This is the first time he has ver-
balized that he is a trans man. Now
he thinks: What does this mean?
n n n
Avery had a different name
when he was a girl. That name is a
representation of who he used to be.
He wont even
tell anyone that
name anymore.
A year after
coming out as
a transgender
man, he decides
to change his
legal name. He
has been going
by Avery for
some time with friends, and its
time to make it permanent. He tells
Laurel one night as they sit in a car.
His former name is mentioned.
I dont even know who that per-
son is anymore, Laurel says. That
person doesnt exist to me.
Avery takes on his new name
and by the time he is a senior he has
made it clear to all of his professors
that they should use male pronouns
when referring to him. Life is start-
ing to look up. Hes slowly becoming
more comfortable in his own skin.
For the first time in his life, he feels
that his brain is working.
You think of your brain as an
image of a head with gears in it,
Avery said. All of these gears are
supposed to be turning at the same
time. Its like I had one or two gears
that were turning at the same time,
but the third one was off. I had
a frame by which to understand
myself that allowed me to make
sense of myself. It made that gear
turn at the same time as the oth-
But his new understanding of
himself as a man often wasnt easy
for others to accept.
n n n
The school cafeteria is packed
with students. Avery gets in line
to give his ID card to the lady
who swipes people through to allow
them inside for food. He gets to
the front and gives the lady his
card. She looks at the card and
stops. She studies Averys face, looks
back at the card and then looks at
Avery again. Averys picture was
taken when he was still identifying
as a female. He has long hair in the
picture, but his current hairstyle is
cut short like a mans.
Why would you ever do that to
yourself? the lady asks loud enough
for others to hear.
A line has formed, and anxious
people are staring at Avery and the
lady. Feeling nervous, he wishes she
would just give his card back and let
him eat. Avery doesnt respond. He
stands quietly waiting for his card.
Instead of returning it, the
woman laughs, calls over the woman
working the next line, points to the
card and then to Avery. Anxiety
sets in. She eventually gives his card
back, and he gets his food quickly
and looks for an escape. He is mor-
n n n
During the next two years Avery
transforms even more from herself
to himself. On occasion, people are
not sure of his sex and make it a point
to let him know. He finds safety and
avoids danger by keeping with a
carefully chosen, tight-knit group of
always been
very self-selec-
tive with the
people I inter-
act with and
the places I go,
Avery said. So
I tend to avoid
as many con-
flicts as possible just automatically. I
tend to run in circles of people who
I know are safe.
His choice of friends and his
progress in adjusting to his body
have made him happier and the
people around him have noticed.
When I was friends with Avery
before he came out, he was always
a little bit twitchy, Laurel said. He
was weary of being touched
closed in. When he started getting
used to the idea that his body could
eventually be something he could be
safe and happy in, he started being a
lot better with contact and being
touched. He is so much steadier in
Avery graduated from Alabama
with a bachelors degree in English
and minors in journalism and Asian
studies in May 2010. He came to the
University of Kansas in fall 2010,
where he is seeking his masters in
American studies. His thesis is based
on researching the online transgen-
der community.
Doing work in
a field of study
that directly
reflects his iden-
tity has helped
Avery discern
his own feelings
and develop-
One of his
main difficulties had to do with
what he calls his transgender narra-
tive or life story, which differs from
the one most transgendered people
experience. Unlike them, he didnt
grow up always thinking he was a
little boy trapped in a girls body. It
was a transformation that occurred
over time, and only when he was
in college did he discover his true
Your entire story becomes
when you were two or three, you
wanted to pee standing up, Avery
said about the standard trans nar-
rative. Your entire essence gets
boiled down to these ideas that you
can locate it in childhood, and Im
not so sure you can.
Not having the traditional trans-
gender narrative makes it diffi-
cult for Avery to convince others,
including therapists, that he is truly
transgender. A transgender per-
son seeking to medically transition
must first meet with a therapist
and receive support for proceeding
with hormones and sexual reas-
signment surgery. Avery began see-
ing a therapist at the Counseling
and Psychological Services last
I was very lucky, Avery said
about the therapist he consulted.
The therapist realized that Avery
feared he wouldnt accept his story.
He did. And Avery felt comfort-
able enough to tell him the truth
of his story rather than making up
the standard narrative. He received
permission to go ahead and start
taking testosterone. Now he had
one more obstacle to overcome
before he could proceed with his
transformation. It was time to talk
to his parents about his identity.
n n n
Why do you need to do it?
Averys mom yells and slams her
fists onto the table repeatedly.
Avery told his parents that he was
going to start taking testosterone so
that they wouldnt be surprised once
he began changing physically. He
knew this was how it was going to
be. His dad doesnt say much. His
mom screams and makes him feel
Shes barraged him with ques-
tions for the past hour, but its that
one question that makes Avery
think his mother will never under-
stand him. He cant answer that
Why? question for her. He cant
tell her why her daughter wants to
become a man.
She wants answers. She wants
to know if Avery was sexually
molested when he was younger.
Definitely not. She wants to locate
the exact time and place the deci-
sion happened. Avery cant do that.
Even though he didnt expect their
approval, he is disappointed and
frustrated with their reaction. Hes
left with little hope that his parents
would understand him.
n n n
Avery feels awkward at the doc-
tors office. He packed, meaning he
stuffed a sock to fill out his pants
like a mans penis. Hes about to get
his first testosterone shot on that
unforgettable day Dec. 1, 2010.
The nurse who is injecting him is
a sweet, middle-age woman, and
Avery listens carefully to all of the
instructions she gives him so he can
inject himself from here on. Despite
the embarrassment, he feels a sense
of pride.
Its kind of like youre sticking
the man juice in you, in a Freudian
sense, Avery said. Theres this
phallic object of injection. It con-
tains a lot of what you want, a lot of
your aspirations. Its very momen-
n n n
Much has changed for Avery
in the past five months since hes
been taking testosterone, particu-
larly physically. He now injects him-
self with 150 milligrams every two
weeks. At first his voice cracked a
lot, but now it is gradually drop-
ping so that Avery barely notices
the change. Hes
developed hair
in strange new
places, such as
his upper arms.
He has started
to shave his face
for the first time
in his life. His
body fat has
shifted, giv-
ing him a more masculine shape.
He realizes he is going through a
12-year-old boys puberty and a
womans menopause at the same
time as his menstruation cycle ends
with the onset of testosterone. He
measures his changes by looking in
the mirror.
I see the man I want to be star-
ing back at me, he said.
But the transformation isnt over.
Avery hopes to get surgery in the
future. Hes not exactly sure when,
but it depends on finishing graduate
school and saving enough money.
Insurance wont cover sexual reas-
signment surgery and costs can
range from $3,000 to $7,000. Avery
knows he will have a mastectomy,
but hes undecided about having a
Transgender men also have the
option of a phalloplasty surgery,
which harvests tissues from other
parts of the body and reconstructs
that tissue into a penis. Another
option is metoidioplasty, which
enlarges the clitoris, and reroutes
the urethra through it. For now,
Avery is not interested in either of
these procedures.
Its horrendously expensive,
Avery says. It doesnt look very
realistic and it isnt always that func-
tional. Im not terribly concerned.
Despite his physical transforma-
tion, Avery says he is the same
person inside his changing body.
The difference is that the inside and
outside match.
The essence of me never chang-
es, he says, but the container Im in
is what changes.
Avery was born a woman, but
has changed his appearance
to live as a man
n n n n n n
The essence of me
never changes but the
container Im in is what
Avery dAme
I was identifying
with a need to have a
community or to have
people like me.
Avery dAme
To develop a presence
Transgender men and
women share Their own
sTories online
By avery dame
A guy in a YouTube video points to
scars below his nipple, outlining the edge
of his chest muscle as he discusses his
complications in recovery. In the sidebar
are screenshots of suggested videos, cap-
turing snippets of other men.
One holds up a needle to the camera,
a small vial in his other hand. Another
leans back on his couch, his chest bound
with bandages. Youtube links these videos
together because of their tags: trans,
ftm, transition and many others.
All of these images, prior to the advent
of the internet, were available primarily in
documentaries, news talk shows, medical
documents and a few select photo col-
lections. Rarely were they ever produced
by the transgender subjects themselves,
who talk about not only the positive parts
of transition, but the negatives and the
Youtube and the vlog changed that.
Taking Youtubes motto Broadcast
Yourself to heart, vloggers used their
webcams to record their life experience,
both exciting and mundane. And trans-
identified users began to vlog their transi-
tions. These vloggers were publically trans
not only to friends and among their local
community, but to anyone who happened
to search for the right terms on Youtube.
Thats a long way from the first Youtube
video: eighteen seconds of a guy at the
n n n n n n
In her book Gender Outlaw, author
Kate Bornstein states that for too many
years, we transgendered people have been
playing a hiding game, appearing in town
one day, wearing a mask, and leaving
when discovery was imminent. We would
never tell anyone who we were, and so we
were never really able to find one another.
In 1994, Bornstein spoke to a popu-
lation in the early stages of becoming
connected online. But as usenet groups,
or Internet discussions systems, became
increasingly accessible, trans people could
see and talk to other trans-identified,
English-speaking people from all over
the world. These groups and later mailing
lists, forums and blogs, allowed trans-
gender people to discuss not only tips for
passing, but the meaning of the catego-
ries transsexual and transgender.
They could collectively organize to push
back against the limitations of the gender
identity disorder. They questioned medi-
cal convention that required they remain
silent about their so-called past lives and
erase their childhoods.
As Internet connections became capable
of handling streaming video, anyone with
an Internet connection could see what a
transgender or transsexual person looked
like and hear them speak about their expe-
riences without the filter of production.
And for the questioning youth, find that
they are not alone.
These changes are the foundation for
my own project. I focus on trans male
spectrum vloggers, asking the question,
What does it mean? Never before have
so many images of trans folk been so
widely and freely available to such a large
Young trans people are grappling with
choosing whether to be out. They choose
when and how they want to medically
transition, if at all. Some of them identify
as both gay and trans. And trans youth are
coming out earlier and earlier, as groups
like Trans Youth Family Allies step up to
provide support.
But transgender as a broad sociopo-
litical identity category, as opposed to a
medical diagnosis, is still fairly new. Trans
people are as given to internal debate as
any group; apparently you only get to
join the monolith hive-mind once your
adjective becomes a noun. Despite this,
that they have taken off their masks and
made their transness visible is a huge step
forwardone that deserves recognition.
6A / NEWS / wednesdAy, April 27, 2011 / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN /
idenTiTy (continued from 1a)
Adam Buhler/KAnSAn
Avery works at his desk where he conducts research for his
masters work specializing in American Studies program. His
work focuses on the online transgender community.
auren Bornstein, 23, grew
up in a loving home envi-
ronment in Lawrence with
her parents, a sister and
a twin brother. Her parents never
pushed gender roles on any of their
children. Lauren always felt safe,
and she felt that she could talk to
them about anything. Despite this
close connection, her parents didnt
learn that Lauren was bisexual until
her sister decided to tell them when
Lauren was 17.
My parents kind of had it fig-
ured out, and theyd always say it
would be OK if I told them, Lauren
said. Parents dont understand. You
dont ask somebody; you dont push
somebody and say, are you gay?
Nobody wants to be labeled.
Although her parents found
out before she was ready to tell
them, they accepted her and gave
her unconditional support. When
Lauren told her friends, they werent
so understanding. Lauren suddenly
found herself abandoned by many
she considered close friends.
They thought I was flirting
with them, which is like every gay
persons fear, that people will treat
them differently once you come
out, Lauren said.
Lauren remained bisexual for
a few years, but eventually realized
she was a lesbian.
A Free State High School gradu-
ate, Lauren started attending the
University of Kansas in the fall of
2005. Her freshman year of college
was filled with traumatic events,
including a relationship and coming
to terms with both her feminin-
ity and her ultimate preference for
a more traditional masculine gen-
der role in relationships with other
n n n
Lauren had a flair for feeling
comfortable in a sweater vest and
tie. She would see other women
wearing ties and thought it was
I thought to myself, I could
rock that! Lauren said.
She wanted to be comfortable
in what she wore. It wasnt until
Lauren was introduced to the terms
butch and femme that she began
to feel the pressures of being a
female with masculine tendencies.
Although she loved wearing
mens clothing, she was terrified of
being called butch. She tried to
fight it.
You want to look a way that you
dont, Lauren said. I feel best in
androgynous form.
As Lauren started to develop her
personal style and realize what she
looked best in, she began to receive
more and more compliments for
how she looked.
A guy friend that I had at the
time thought I was attractive no
matter what, Lauren said. It didnt
matter that he wasnt a woman. He
thought I looked good in my guy
clothes, and he loved me for that.
Women were also starting to pay
attention to Lauren. By the time she
reached her junior year, she was
dating more and noticed the posi-
tive attention she was getting.
I like treating a girl in a stereo-
typical way that we would identify
as masculine, Lauren said. I like
to have a girl on my arm; I like to
show her a good time.
Accepting herself also meant she
had a heightened sense of aware-
ness. It was in summer 2010, after
graduating with a double major in
sociology and gender studies, that
Lauren went to the bar in a small
town in Missouri. That event made
her scared to dress in a masculine
fashion for the first time since her
freshman year in college.
I couldnt go out for a week
after that, Lauren said. I felt so
sick to my stomach that someone
would see me on the street and
think I looked too gay or manly.
n n n
Its been nearly nine months
since the incident, but there isnt a
day that goes by that Lauren doesnt
think about the clothes shes wear-
ing. She wants to avoid drama.
I am amazed at anybody
who is completely comfortable in
what they can wear, Lauren said.
I know in my heart and mind, I
dont want people making fun of
me. I just want the respect and
acceptance that we all deserve,
and I dont want the fear.
Lauren writes a blog to
help her cope with her gender-
related issues. She started justan- in June
2010. She writes not only about
her own experiences, but also dis-
cusses issues in sexuality and gen-
der. One major issue she refers to,
specifically because it pertains to
herself, is the idea of labels.
Im genderqueer, Lauren said.
If people need something I give
them that label. I prefer no label
because nobody should be labeled.
Genderqueer is easier to under-
stand. Its not man; its not woman.
It tells you that this is ambiguous.
Its a mixture of being both and of
being neither. This is gender and
its a little weird.
Edited by Ashley Montgomery

Sometimes, I have to look more femininethan I want to for
the sake of trying to get a job. I think a mens shirt, vest, and
tie is more me, but I dont think I do too bad in the femme
department. :-)
This phoTo and capTion were conTribuTed
from laurens facebook page
Lauren is a female who wears masculine attire
and takes the dominant role in relationships / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN / wednesday, april 27, 2011 / NEWS / 7a
GAYpril fnal celebration
Gaypril, a month-long celebration that the LGBT community
hosts every April, is coming to a close. Several guests have
visited campus this past month, but there are still a few
events left this week.
Brown Bag Drag
Friday, 12 p.m.
Kansas Union
Pride Parade
Saturday, 11 a.m.
South Park
Pride Prom
Saturday, 10 p.m.
Wildes Chateau
$7 for 18 and up
$5 for 21 and up
Contributed photo
Lauren (below, right) poses
with her friend Emily (be-
low, left) during the 2007
Pride Prom. This was the
frst time Lauren dressed in
drag in public.
8A / NEWS / WednesdAy, April 27, 2011 / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN /
As their time as student body
president and vice president wound
down, student body leaders Michael
Wade Smith and Megan Ritter
took the time to sit down with The
University Daily Kansan to reflect on
their time in office. Smith and Ritter
will give their final officer reports
during the last Senate meeting of
the year at Joint Senate Wednesday
night in the Woodruff Auditorium
in the Kansas Union. Following the
reports, the former senators will
leave and the newly elected senators
will remain.
Looking back at their adminis-
tration, both Smith, a senior from
Goodland, and Ritter, a junior from
Overland Park, consider their time
in office a success.
Based on their numbers, it was.
Seventeen out of 20 items is
probably one of the biggest suc-
cesses of a Student Senate adminis-
tration in, for sure, recent history,
Smith said. I would venture to say
The numbers Smith refers to to are
from the Student Senate Legislative
Agenda list hanging in the Student
Senate office. The agenda con-
tains 20 platform issues promoted
during Smith and Ritters election
campaign. Under their administra-
tion, 17 of their 20 platforms got
accomplished, as denoted by a red
check mark signifying completion.
Smith said the most noteworthy
accomplishment was the Wescoe
Underground expansion.
When we were running a year
ago, people were really excited about
making that horrible space down
there at lunch time a little bit easier
to navigate, and thats getting done,
Smith said.
Construction on the 139-seat
expansion will break ground in
May and will be completed around
the end of August. Other platforms
accomplished this year included
self-defense classes for all students,
an advertising partnership with the
Lawrence Journal-World, the BIG
Event and Jayhawk Tailgate.
But not everything Smith and
Ritter said would get done did. One
of their major platforms for the
2010 elections last April was the
Student Services Center. The center
would have included a variety of
services, like academic achievement
and success, disability services and a
writing center.
That was a case of where, despite
our hardest efforts, that project will
take more than a year, Ritter said.
Another failed platform was the
game day on-campus busing. Ritter
said she still supported the idea,
but with the current level of cost
for operation and maintenance, it
wasnt feasible.
Despite the setbacks and perhaps
lack of planning, Ritter and Smith
would like to see conversations con-
tinue into next
year regarding
those ideas.
There were
some things
that were very
we l l - i nt e n-
tioned, and I
still think very
good ideas, that
turned into far
more complex
issues than we
had anticipated, Smith said.
In picking up where Smith and
Ritters administration left off, Smith
said he hoped the newly elected stu-
dent body leaders, also members of
KUnited, dont forget to act right
We were the ones who acted
really quickly and probably should
have planned it, Smith said. I
think they will be planners who will
wait to act.
Through those 17 successes and a
few failures, there were some things
they wish they had done differently.
In addressing transparency con-
cerns, Smith said, Student Senate
could have provided better access to
Ritter said the most difficult time
they encountered while in office was
during block allocations. During
block, Senate passed approval to cut
funding for four community ser-
vice programs in two years, creating
a stir throughout campus and the
It generated a lot of negativity
and a lot of that was misdirected
at Michael, Ritter said. But it was
another case, I think, of not whats
popular but what should be done.
We also didnt realize the extent to
which that would be unpopular.
Through the ups and downs, the
pair endured everything thrown at
them with minimal damage to their
spirits, and at the end of the day,
Ritter, said they
are still the same
dreamers as they
were when they
entered into their
We like to
dream big and
think about not
just how things
are but how they
should be, Ritter
said. I think that
we came in that way and although
we maybe became a little more
grounded and more realistic in our
dreams now. We will continue to
push the possibilities of what can
be and what can happen because
I think that led to a lot of changes
this year.
Editedby SarahGregory
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Student Senate
Legislative Agenda 2010-2011
encourage chancellor Gray-little to sign the American
college & University presidents climate commitment
incorporate sustainability training into new student
restart, structure, and formalize the various Green
Work with kU administration to adopt green-purchasing
Work to attain the standards established by the Green
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multicultural education Fund
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Republican speaks
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state rep. lynn Jenkins, from
the second district in kansas,
said Tuesday that republicans
could be punished at the ballot
box in 2012 if their plans to bal-
ance the budget angered senior
citizens and other voters.
The kU college republicans
invited Jenkins to speak about
the House republican budget
proposal for 2012 and attracted
an audience of more than 20
people at Alderson Auditorium
in the kansas Union.
The congresswoman used
some of House Budget com-
mittee chairman paul ryans
charts and graphs to illustrate
the federal spending, national
debt and budget proposal that
republicans call The path to
she said if voters elected
republicans to the senate and
the executive ofce in 2012, the
government would proceed
with changes to medicaid
and medicare as described by
ryan and would make cuts in
defense as well as discretionary
spending. At the same time,
Jenkins said, revenue could be
increased by closing loopholes
in the tax code that currently
leave 47 percent of the country,
including corporations like
General electric co., paying no
taxes at all.
Jenkins said that republican
legislators elected in 2010
needed help from the elector-
ate to carry out their plan.
its not enough to vote, Jen-
kins said. We need you all to go
out and get involved.
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The softball team will play its
final road test of the season tonight
in Wichita against Wichita State.
The Shockers are 16-31 overall
and 8-11 in the Missouri Valley
Conference. The Jayhawks (29-
20, 2-14) want to use momentum
from their 8-6 victory in the week-
end series against Iowa State to
propel them through the remain-
ing seven games of the season.
The weekend series refreshed
the teams NCAA Regional hopes.
It needs to win these last seven
games to even be considered by
the NCAA selection committee.
Picking up the victory against
Iowa State Saturday was the first
step toward that goal.
We are going to keep fighting,
coach Megan Smith said. We
have got to take care of the rest of
our season.
The rest of the season consists
of tonights doubleheader against
WSU, then a week-long home
series against Texas A&M, Drake
and UMKC. The team has been
focusing on themselves and what
they can do to react to teams
rather than preparing for a certain
play style.
We are going to work on the
little things to be fundamental-
ly sound, junior outfielder Liz
Kocon said.
A focus on fundamentals is
what the team used to gain its
historic 26-3 start to the season.
Every week, when asked what the
team was going to work on, Smith
said something to the effect of,
We are going to focus on the little
things. We are going to focus on
Since beginning conference
play, the team lost its fundamental
focus. It has been wrapped up in
the level of opponents that it is
facing, an easy thing to do con-
sidering eight of its conference
opponents are ranked in the top
25 nationally.
This doubleheader against the
Shockers is the perfect opportu-
nity to put the Jayhawks back on
track. It is a non-conference game.
It is on the road, something that
has played to the teams advantage
this season. There is no pressure
to pull out a victory at home.
Sophomore outfielder Maggie
Hull said it best: We can go to
regionals. We have a chance of
going. All we have to do is get
some more wins. We are on the
bubble. We are a really good team,
and we can do this.
Edited by Sarah Gregory
The 2010-11 mens basketball team had another tumultuous season.
Look inside for all of the highs and lows, including a look ahead.
Relive the Jayhawks season
BaSketBall Wrap-up | InSIde
wednesday, april 27, 2011 paGe 1b
by Tim DWyer
unny how it all plays out
About a week ago, and
about seven months too early to
say, Kansas looked like quite the
long shot for an eighth-straight
Big 12 title. Texas was too good,
Kansas was losing too much,
and the Kansas math looked
even more implausible than it
did heading into this year.
Then Jordan Hamilton
announced his decision to enter
the draft, along with Tristan
Thompson and Cory Joseph,
all in one fell swoop. And the
Longhorns went from presump-
tive Big 12 favorite and national
preseason top-five team to
maybe outside the top-five of
the diminished Big 12.
So who remains? Baylor will
be good, with the unexpected
return of Perry Jones adding to
the formidably lengthy frontline
of Quincy Acy and Anthony
Jones. Texas A&M returns
super-soph Khris Middleton,
and Mark Turgeon is as good a
coach as any not named Bill Self
in the league. Missouri, too, will
be loaded, assuming Kimmie
English and Laurence Bowers
do the smart thing and return
to school.
But Baylor, for all its return-
ing talent and remarkable fresh-
man class, had even more talent
last season and crumbled like
feta cheese. Coach Scott Drew
has struggled to maximize the
incredible potential he pulls into
Waco on a yearly basis. Barring
a dramatic turnaround in that
regard, Baylors finishing no bet-
ter than second or third in the
Texas A&M is essentially the
exact opposite of Baylor. The
Aggies lack the talent, outside of
Middleton and David Loubeau,
to be a top contender even in a
weak Big 12. Turgeon keeps on
winning even without it, turning
them into a perennial NCAA
Tournament team. But theyre
still not at the level where they
can actually win the league.
That leaves Missouri, which
just hired a coach who didnt
have a winning season in the
ACC in seven years at Miami.
Hes got all sorts of talent,
including maybe the best back-
court in the league, but if new
coach Frank Haith couldnt win
in the top-heavy ACC, the Big
12 shouldnt be any easier.
So Kansas, despite losing the
Morris twins and the unlimited
potential (and limited produc-
tion) of Josh Selby, looks like
the early favorite once again. If
the Jayhawks are good enough
to back it up, the world will
know early with the tough non-
conference schedule on deck.
But even if they lose that second
game to Kentucky, and fall to
1-4, worst case scenario, at the
brutal Maui Invitational, theyll
have lost maybe their four most
difficult games of the year. The
Big 12 lacks the talent of the
majority of schools in the Maui
field, and Kentucky and Ohio
State are the best two teams on
the Kansas schedule. So Kansas
could still be the favorite, even
if they had five non-conference
Funny how it all plays out
Edited by Dave Boyd
One week
can change
Team works toward chance of regional play
Kansas, 3 - Creighton, 5
Missed opportunities
Mike Gunnoe/ kanSan
Sophomore outfelder Alex Jones misses a diving catchWednesday at Arrocha Ballpark. Kansas was defeated 3-0 and 4-2 by Tulsa.
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Senior outfelder Jimmy Waters catches a deepTexas hit to the outfeld Saturday afternoon in Lawrence. Kansas fell to Creighton yesterday in
by miKe VernOn
While maturing greatly over the
course of the season, the Jayhawks
showed that they are still an inex-
perienced ballclub after making
mental mistakes throughout their
5-3 loss to Creighton.
Relying on young players the
whole year has led to Kansas drop-
ping nine of its 20 losses this year
by one or two runs. The Jayhawks
felt their game against the Bluejays
in Omaha, Neb., provided the per-
fect opportunity to show off how
much theyve grown up.
Loss number 21 proved other-
We did everything we didnt
want to do, senior outfielder Jimmy
Waters said. I
dont know if its
a lack of concen-
tration, or matu-
rity. I dont have
that answer. I
just know that
youve got to be
able to come in
here and take
care of yourself
before you can
take care of any-
body else.
After managing to hold
Creighton to 1-for-12 at the plate
with runners in scoring position
for their first seven innings in the
game, the Jayhawks finally caved
in the eighth inning. Junior closer
Colton Murray came out of the
bullpen in a difficult situation, with
Bluejays runners on first and sec-
ond base with one out.
Murray appeared to be rattled in
the nerve-racking situation, throw-
ing three straight balls in his first
three pitches. He walked the leadoff
batter in five pitches, and nearly
recovered. Creighton outfielder
Jordan Makovicka later singled off
of Murrays first pitch to him, scor-
ing two runs on the play, giving
Creighton a 5-3 lead.
Pitching in the nationally tele-
vised game and in front of a crowd
of 4,309, freshman Alex Cox kept
the damage to a minimum for
Kansas early in the game, particu-
larly in a dangerous third inning
With the game tied at 1-1, Cox
walked the Bluejays leadoff batter
off of a full count, and followed
it by giving up a single to left
field, in which the runner on first
advanced to third. Creighton then
loaded the bases after an error by
Kansas first baseman Zac Elgie.
With Creighton runners at every
base and nobody out, the Bluejays
took a 3-2 lead off of a sacrifice fly
from shortstop Jimmy Swift. Cox
then limited the damage by forc-
ing a fly out to left field, walking
the following batter, and getting
another fly out.
I think he showed maturity
getting out of those situations with
minimal dam-
age, but I think
the next part
of his develop-
ment is he cant
let himself get
in those situa-
tions, Waters
said. Hes got
to eliminate
those if hes
going to take
another step.
Waters smacked a two-out RBI
double down the left field line in
the fifth inning, tying the game at
3-3. Junior first baseman Zac Elgie
then gave the Jayhawks the lead
by hitting an infield single that
brought in junior outfielder Jason
Freshman reliever Frank
Duncan came into the tight situ-
ation in the seventh with Kansas
leading 3-2. Duncan left a fast-
ball that Creighton freshman Mike
Gerber got a hold of, sending the
ball to right-center for a triple.
Duncan later gave up the lead by
throwing a wild pitch that enabled
Gerber to score from third on.
I dont know if its something
thats going to be figured out this
year, or maybe later on, Waters
said. Were close, but close isnt
enough right now.
Edited by Corey Thibodeaux
We did everything we
didnt want to do.
Jimmy Waters
senior outfelder
Morning brew
I dont like my hockey sticks
touching other sticks, and I dont
like them crossing one another,
and I kind of have them hidden
in the corner. I put baby powder
on the ends. I think its essentially
a matter of taking care of what
takes care of you.
Wayne Gretzky
The frst instance of global
electronic communications took
place in 1871 when news of the
Derby winner was telegraphed
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Q: Who led the Kansas bas-
ketball team with 53 blocks and
recording three triple-doubles
during the 2007-2008 season?
A: Darrel Arthur
THiS weeK in
Art recalls Muhammad Alis glory
BY Max RothMan
vs. Wichita State
5 p.m.
vs. Wichita State
7 p.m.
Mens golf
Big 12 Championship
All Day
Big 12 Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas
vs. Texas Tech
6:30 p.m.
Lubbock, Texas
Big 12 Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas
Big 12 Championships
9:45 a.m.
Kansas City, Kan.
vs. Texas A&M
4 p.m.
vs. Texas Tech
5 p.m.
Lubbock, Texas
2B / SPorTS / WEDNESDAy, AprIL 27, 2011 / THe UniVerSiTY DAiLY KAnSAn / KANSAN.CoM
Quidditch for muggles
e was the heavyweight champion of,
as he would call it in his Kentucky
drawl, the whole big world. He
danced around boxing rings like he was Gene
Kelly Singin in the Rain. He held his gloves
unconventionally low, toyed foes with left
jabs and then smashed em with long right
hooks. And he rarely stopped talking while
he did it.
When he was young, no fighter was faster
or more dominant than Muhammad Ali.
These days, Ali suffers from Parkinsons
disease. The boxer who used to float like a
butterfly and sting like a bee now struggles
to speak and walk. The hands that shattered
Sonny Liston, George Foreman and the rest
now tremble.
But a new installation in Los Angeles
jumps back to his prime and helps us
remember the younger face of Aliperhaps
the most recognizable face in sports history.
Artist Michael Kalishs piece ReALIze is
a colossal structure formed from five miles of
stainless steel, two miles of aluminum tubing
and 1,300 black and white boxing speed bags,
according to When walking
around the memorial, it is difficult to tell
what exactly is going on, other than some
mathematical abstraction. However, if you
walk in front of the piece and look at it from
a distance, the once disarrayed collection
forms into the face of Ali.
The multi-faceted memorial pays homage
not just to that face, but to the several dimen-
sions of a man who was much more than a
After defeating Sonny Liston
in 1964, the man once known as
Cassius Clay changed his name
to Muhammad Ali and became a
member of the Nation of Islam.
At a time when Martin Luther
King was dreaming that one day
little black boys and girls will be
holding hands with little white
boys and girls, Ali, for some
time, was preaching the contrary.
The Nation of Islam advocated
separation of races until whites
and blacks were viewed as equals.
Until his departure from the
sect in 1975, Ali was the Nations
poster boy.
And at the height of the civil rights
movement, Ali refused to participate in the
Vietnam War.
Why should they ask me to put on a
uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and
drop bombs and bullets on brown people
in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in
Louisville are treated like dogs and denied
simple human rights? Ali asked, according
to Mike Marqusees book Redemption Song:
Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties.
In 1967, he was subsequently stripped of
his heavyweight crown and boxing license.
The greatest fighter of all time couldnt fight.
But he stood by his beliefs, never fought in
Vietnam and was permitted to re-enter the
ring by a Supreme Court ruling in 1971.
No matter what you think about Alis
political and religious ideals, his greatness in
the ring cannot be denied. Kalishs installa-
tion helps us remember the face of the man
who said, If you even dream of beating me
youd better wake up and apologize.
If you didnt, hed make you.
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Zack Castilleja, a sophomore fromOlathe, practicies Quidditch with the KU Club Quidditch teamTuesday afternoon outside of the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. Castilleja scored during practice with the quafe.
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AssociAted Press
tin Masterson won his ffh
straight start, a stunning
personal turnaround from
last season, Jack Hanna-
han hit two home runs and
Shin-Soo Choo hit a three-
run shot, leading the Cleve-
land Indians to a 9-4 victory
over the Kansas City Royals
on Tuesday night.
Masterson (5-0) allowed
three runs and fve hits in
6 2-3 innings. A year ago,
the right-hander started
0-5, lost 11 straight games
over two seasons and went
winless over a stretch of 17
starts a club record of fu-
Hes a diferent pitcher in
2011. Te Indians are a dif-
ferent team.
Tey hit fve homers and
won their eight straight at
Hannahan hit solo shots
in the third and ffh of Luke
Hochevar (2-3), and Choo
connected in the seventh
on reliever Louis Colemans
frst pitch to make it 7-3.
Grady Sizemore went
three for four and hit a two-
run homer in the eighth for
the Indians, who are 14-8
for the frst time since 2007,
when they won 96.
Melky Cabrera homered and
Alex Gordon extended his hit-
ting streak to 19 games for the
Royals. Kansas City has dropped
four in a row.
Mastersons reversal has been
one of the keys to the Indians
quick start. He fnished strong in
2010, and has carried it over into
this season. Of his fve wins, four
have come following a Cleveland
loss and hes gone at least six in-
nings in each start.
He was pulled in the seventh
with the Indians up only 4-3 and
the tying run at second.
Reliever Tony Sipp came on
and struck out Chris Getz, but
the lef-hander loaded the bas-
es with none out in the eighth.
Manager Manny Acta brought in
Vinnie Pestano, who worked out
of the mess by getting two pop-
ups and a strikeout.
Choos third homer gave the
Indians some breathing room
in the seventh. Hannahan and
Asdrubal Cabrera singled before
Royals manager Ned Yost pulled
Hochevar. Choo, who came in
batting just .207, then blasted
Colemans frst ofering into the
bullpen in center.
While the Indians strong start
may have surprised many around
baseball, Acta always believed
his team would be contending
from the outset. And as for his
club battling Kansas City for frst
in the AL Central, Acta couldnt
care if its April or October.
Its good for baseball, he said.
Its good for both cities, both
fan bases. Despite how early it is,
were happy about it.
4B / SPORTS / wednesday, april 27, 2011 / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN /
Rose leads Bulls past pesky
Pacers, winning series 4-1
Indians pounce all over Royals
as Masterson wins ffth straight
Nam Y. Huh//AP Photo
Chicago Bulls center JoakimNoah, left, wraps up a rebound against Indiana Pacers center Jef Foster and forward Josh McRoberts, right, during the
frst quarter in of an NBA playof game last night in Chicago.
Amy Sancetta/AP Photo
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Louis Coleman comes of the feld after fnishing the seventh
inning against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game last night. Coleman gave up a three-run
home run to Indians batter Shin-Soo Choo on his frst pitch upon entering the game in the
AssociAted Press
CHICAGO Derrick Rose
scored 25 points, Luol Deng added
24 and the Chicago Bulls finally
played like a top seed, knocking off
the Indiana Pacers 116-89 in Game
5 to wrap up their first-round play-
off series Tuesday night.
The top-seeded Bulls can
breathe a little easier after getting
a dominant performance by their
MVP candidate and an emphatic
win that came on the heels of four
dramatic games.
They can also turn their atten-
tion to the Eastern Conference
semifinals, where theyll meet
Atlanta or Orlando.
Rose seemed just fine after
spraining his left ankle in Game 4,
hitting 8 of 17 shots. He dominated
in the early going and came up big
in the third after the Pacers pulled
within four. He scored 10 points
over the final six minutes, and
Chicago ended the quarter on a
23-8 run to blow the game open.
The Bulls hit 14 of 31 3-pointers,
including five by Keith Bogans (15
points) and three each by Deng
and Rose. Deng also had seven
assists and six rebounds.
Joakim Noah added 14 points
and eight rebounds, and the Bulls
won a playoff series for the first
time since they swept Miami in the
first round in 2007 even though
Carlos Boozer scored just two.
Danny Granger scored 20 for the
Pacers. Tyler Hansbrough added
14 points and 11 rebounds, but the
Pacers trailed the entire way and
committed 21 turnovers.
The Pacers had just scored seven
straight to pull within 61-57 mid-
way through the third when Rose
and the Bulls put them away.
Taj Gibson actually started the
barrage with a 19-footer. Then,
Rose went to work.
He hit a 3-pointer, blocked
Hibbert down low, and hit another
3. Then, he stole the ball from Nick
Collison and got fouled on the
break, hitting 1 of 2 free throws to
make it 70-57 with 4:32 left in the
Rose nailed another 3-pointer
two minutes later to make it 75-60,
and Bogans buried two more as
the lead hit 82-65 with 42 seconds
Things took a nasty turn in
the closing seconds when Josh
McRoberts threw an elbow at Noah
and got ejected.
The two were starting to run the
other way after a missed 3-pointer
by Rose. McRoberts swung his
right elbow at Noah and missed,
but he got called for the flagrant
foul and got tossed.
Noah hit both free throws with
2.5 seconds left to make it 84-65.
The series win is another big step
for a rebuilt team that leaped into
the championship picture, igniting
the fan base in a way not seen since
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen
were leading the way.
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Mario Little suspended
indefnitely after arrest
Senior guard Mario Little was suspended indefnitely
Thursday after an arrest early Thursday morning on charges
of battery, criminal damage and criminal trespass. Little was
booked into douglas County Jail just after 5 a.m. The arrests
occurred in an apartment at 12th and Ohio streets.
Lawrence police Sgt. Matt Sarna released an account of the
arrest, according to police, in an email onThursday:
Police were called at about 2:45 a.m. to a disturbance in
progress at the Ohio Street apartment. Little had gone to the
apartment to see a former basketball manager who police
identifed as his girlfriend.
Josh Selby shines in debut
The hype was too much. Nobody, not even the No.
1 recruit in a class that has seen some pretty impres-
sive freshman, could do what people were asking.
I dont think he should ever miss a shot or ever
turn it over, coach Bill Self said a week before Josh
Selbys debut. If he does that, I think hell live up to
what you guys think he should be.
Funny, right? well, Selby didnt quite live up to
that. Instead, in the Jayhawks 70-68 victory, he might
have topped it.
Selbys debut went unconscionably well, to the
tune of 21 points and a game-winning three with 26
seconds left on the clock. The hype, if possible, actu-
ally came up short. He turned it over, and he missed
a couple shots (5-of-11 fromthe feld, 5-of-8 from
three). But Selby did more than enough to become a
Jayhawk legend after just 27 minutes on the foor.
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010
washington, d.C. Thomas Robinson got out of a black
limousine and immediately went to comfort his 7-year-old
sister, Jayla, who was waiting outside Antioch Baptist Church
Thursday morning.
Jaylas hair was done up in meticulous braids with blue beads
at the tips. She clung to her brothers waist and scrunched
down against the fur lining of her parkas collar.
It was the third funeral in less than a month for Robinson, a
sophomore forward on the Kansas basketball team. Robin-
sons grandmother died in late december and his grand-
father died less than three weeks later. Then, last Friday,
the most shocking blowhis mother, Lisa Robinson,
died froman apparent heart attack at age 43.
By the end of the day, Robinsons pain would bring
together the people fromthis neighborhood on the
east side of washington, d.C., and the entire Kansas
mens basketball team. Together, in the mod-
est red-brick church, they remembered
Lisa Robinson and sought to comfort
Thomas, Jayla and their brother, Jamah.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
Tyshawn Taylor
suspended indefnitely
TyshawnTaylor, who has started 26 of 27 games
at point guard for Kansas this year, was suspend-
ed indefnitely by coach Bill Self for an unspecifed
violation of teamrules.
Although we are disappointed inTyshawn, Self
said, he will remain a member of our teamand
practice with our teamuntil he is reinstated
for competition.
Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
Tyrel Reed joins an elite
group of Jayhawks
For the second consecutive season, the Kansas
Jayhawks have a Captial One Academic All-Ameri-
ca mens basketball First Teamselection.
Tyrel Reed was selected along with Butlers Matt
Howard, Notre dames TimAbromaitis, Northern
Colorados devon Beitzel and North Carolinas
Tyler Zeller.
I give a lot of credit to my parents, Reed said in
a news release. They raised me and my sister in a
household that fostered an environment that was
conducive to learning and always wanting us to
strive to do our best.
Reed, a senior fromBurlington, graduated from
the University of Kansas in 3.5 years with a 3.65
grade point average. Reed was a pre-physical
therapy and exercise science major.
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
Kansas brings home conference
title and other awards
A day after Kansas won the Big 12 regular season conference
title outright on Saturday with a 70-66 victory against Missouri, the
Jayhawks brought some more hardware of the individual variety to
On Sunday, junior forward Marcus Morris and coach Bill Self were
recognized as being the best at their respective positions. Morris
was named Big 12 Player of the year along with being named to the
All-Big 12 First Team, while Self was named Big 12 Coach of the year.
They werent the only two to receive recognition. Morris twin Mar-
kief was named to the All-Big 12 SecondTeam. Seniors Tyrel Reed
and Brady Morningstar received All-Big 12 Honorable Mentions and
Morningstar was selected to the Big 12 All-defensive Team.
I amvery proud any time our players get named to a postseason
award, Self said in a news release. I amespecially proud of Marcus
for being consistent this year and being the premier performer in
our league. It certainly is a compliment to himbut also to his team-
mates to allowhimto do what he does. Markief, Brady andTyrel also
deserve their recognition as well.
Morris is the frst Jayhawk to win Big 12 Player of the year since the
2004-2005 season. He joins four other Jayhawks who were named
Big 12 Player of the year: Raef LaFrentz (1996, 1997), drewGooden
(2002), Nick Collison (2003) and wayne Simien (2005).
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Jayhawks cant overcome defcit,
fall to Rams in Elite Eight
The lesson the Jayhawks were supposed to take away fromthe
Northern Iowa loss last season that the little guy could do just as
much damage as the blue bloods maybe didnt stick.
The Jayhawks came out fat, while the Rams came out scorching.
The Rams charged out to a 14-point halftime lead behind 60 percent
shooting fromthree-point range.
when you dont defend, you dig yourself a hole and you have to
try to make a comeback, Morningstar said. Its a lot easier to play
with the lead than without the lead.
Kansas, for all its talent and all its depth and all the things that
made themthe last one seed in the NCAATournament, just couldnt
come back.
There was a moment there, right in the middle of the second half,
when everyone in the gymthought the Jayhawks were going to do it.
VCU coach Shaka Smart had just gotten a technical and Kansas had
cut the defcit to two. The VCU fans were quiet, deaf to the pleas of
their cheerleaders, while the Kansas fans were raucous, sure
that their Jayhawks were going to rise fromthe ashes of that
terrible frst half.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thomas Robinson and
Tyshawn Taylor staying
at Kansas
Thomas Robinson andTyshawnTaylor ended weeks
of speculation with a joint announcement that they
would return to Kansas to play basketball next year.
Taylor, who would have been a second-round pick
at best had he declared for the draft, strongly hinted
that hed return immediately after the Jayhawks lost
to Virginia Commonwealth in the elite eight. He said
then that he didnt think of himself as a guy who had
a decision to make, but the decision wasnt made of-
fcial until Kansas sent out a press release wednesday
The year was up and down for me, but I feel like I
fnished on a strong note and I amready to carry that
momentuminto the summer and next year,Taylor
said in the release.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
This team was
never going to go
33-3. After losing
Sherron Collins and
two lottery picks, it
just wasnt possible
to replicate the pre-
vious years success.
Bill Self said so before the
Well, this teams not going
About that.
Well, technically I was right,
Self said after the season. We
went 35-3.
Self called it Kansas math
before the season, the idea that
the Jayhawks could lose so
much and not have a significant
drop off. And before the season
started, media and coaches alike
predicted that the math wouldnt
add up. Kansas State was picked
as the preseason Big 12 favorite,
with Self and the Jayhawks slated
to finish second.
About that.
The Jayhawks didnt lose a
game in the nonconference
season for the first time since
winning a national title in
2008. There were scares the
Jayhawks needed late buckets
against UCLA and USC and went
to overtime with Michigan but
no slip-ups. Not until four games
into the conference slate.
Obviously were happy with
the record, Self said. The first
season is important but not
nearly as important as the second
season. Thats conference play.
That first loss didnt come until
Texas came to Allen Fieldhouse
on Jan. 22 to hand the Jayhawks
their first home loss since 2007.
The Jayhawks, emotionally
drained by the death of Thomas
Robinsons mother the night
before, couldnt hang on to an
early lead. The loss was overshad-
owed by Robinsons loss, though.
It says a lot that Thomas came
out and played, Marcus Morris
said. It took a lot of courage to
play since Thomas only has his
mother and his sister. It is just a
sad situation because you do not
know what to say to him.
Kansas steamrolled its next six
opponents by nearly 20 points
per game before traveling to
Manhattan to face the preseason
favorite Wildcats. For one game
at least, they backed up that rank-
ing, as Jacob Pullen poured in 38
points to hand Kansas its second
loss and leave the Jayhawks two
games back of Texas with five to
But in true Self fashion, the
Jayhawks managed against steep
odds to wrangle their seventh
consecutive conference crown
away from the Longhorns, who
stumbled down the stretch while
Kansas won its last five.
Morris earned Big 12 Player of
the Year honors, and following a
dominant three-game stretch in
the Big 12 Tournament, which
the Jayhawks won in a classic
final over Texas, backed it up by
being named the tournaments
most outstanding player.
Six days after the final, Kansas
teed off on Boston University
in the first round of the NCAA
Tournament, turning a four-point
halftime lead in to a 19-point
whupping. Two days later, they
handled Illinois 73-59 to move to
the Sweet 16, joined by the 10-,
11- and 12-seeds in the region.
But after putting 12th-seeded
Richmond away in impressive
fashion to become the only No.
1 seed in the Elite Eight, the
Jayhawks stumbled at the hands
of Virginia Commonwealth,
which became the third 11-seed
ever to reach a Final Four.
It was set up for us regardless
of seeds, Self said. We were the
better team in my opinion. We
werent that day, but we were the
better team, and thats tough to
It was the last game of six
Jayhawks careers. Josh Selby and
the Morris twins declared for
the NBA draft, while Tyrel Reed,
Brady Morningstar and Mario
Little will graduate in May.
Edited by Becca Harsch
Getting Bill
Selfs Kansas
math right
By tim dwyer
Jayhawks say goodbye to
Thomas Robinsons mother
A SeASon to rememBer
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
4C / SPORTS / Wednesday, april 27, 2011 / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN / kansan.Com
kansas athletics announced the non-conference schedule for the 2011-2012 mens basketball season sunday. on nov. 15, kansas will face ken-
tucky in the inaugural Champions Classic, which is a three-year series that also features duke and michigan state. The Jayhawks will face michigan
state in atlanta in 2012, followed by a matchup with duke in Chicago in 2013.
The team will travel to Hawaii for the ea sports maui invitational from nov. 21 to 23. With a feld of perennial college basketball powers, kansas
could potentially face arizona, UCla, Georgetown, memphis and duke while in Hawaii. kansas and ohio state also begin a home-and-home series
in 2011. The Buckeyes begin the series with a trip to allen Fieldhouse dec. 10. other notable games include a matchup with davidson at the sprint
Center in kansas City, mo., on dec. 19, a home game against Big east foe south Florida on nov. 19, and a trip to UsC on dec. 22.
Coach Bill Self has become
somewhat of an expert at
landing last-second recruits
in the late signing period. He
has snagged a pair of top-
five recruits
Henry in
2009 and
Josh Selby
in 2010
each of the
last two
s p r i n g s .
Kansas has
had extra
s c h o l a r -
ships to
give late in
the sign-
ing peri-
ods, and
when top
u n s i g n e d
recruits have been search-
ing for a home late in the
recruiting process, Self and
his staff have cashed in on
those opportunities.
This year is no different.
With the early departures
of the Morris twins and Josh
Selby to the NBA, the Kansas
roster has plenty of room to
welcome any unsigned recruits
still searching. The first late-
period commit came from St.
Louis native Ben McLemore,
who is currently a four-star
recruit and Scout.coms 10th-
best shooting guard in his
class. McLemore, who nar-
rowed his choices down to
Kansas and Missouri, chose
the Jayhawks on April 3.
Canadian power forward
Braeden Anderson was a rela-
tively late bloomer. After ini-
tially signing a letter of intent
with DePaul, he began receiv-
ing late interest from schools
like Arizona, Kentucky,
Memphis and Kansas. After
an in-home visit from Kansas
assistant Joe Dooley, Anderson
verbally committed to Kansas
shortly after.
With room to sign more
recruits this spring, the coach-
ing staff still has its eyes on
five-star recruit DeAndre
Daniels and four-star Trevor
Lacey. Daniels, a 6-foot-8 for-
ward from IMG Academies
in Bradenton, Fla., has a final
list of Kansas, Duke, Florida,
Texas, Colorado and San
Diego State. Lacey, a 6-foot-3
guard from Huntsville, Ala.,
has cut his final list to Kansas,
Kentucky and Alabama. He is
set to visit Kansas this week-
The coaching staff has also
had a late push for Daniels
IMG teammate Jamari
Traylor, a three-star, 6-foot-7
power forward. Self has vis-
ited the teammates in Florida
as recently as last Wednesday.
Traylor has offers from
Oklahoma State, St. Johns,
Indiana and Kansas, among
others. Self has also offered a
roster spot to LaSalle big man
Aaric Murray, who announced
his decision to transfer from
LaSalle after the season.
Murray, a 6-foot-10 forward,
has narrowed his decision to
Kansas or West Virginia and
will have two years of eligibil-
ity remaining but would have
to sit out next season in accor-
dance with NCAA rules.
With the departures of
the Morris twins and Selby,
Kansas has three scholarships
open for the four recruits still
Edited by Erin Wilbert
By Kory Carpenter
OK with
its last-
Non-conference schedule
Pittsburg State, Lawrence
Towson, Lawrence
(EA Sports Maui Invitational first Round)
Potential opponents : Arizona, Chaminade, Duke, George-
town, Memphis, Michigan, Tennessee, UCLA; Maui, Hawaii
(EA Sports Maui Invitational)
florida Atlantic, Lawrence
South florida, Lawrence
Long Beach State, Lawrence
Ohio State, Lawrence
Davidson, Kansas City, Mo.
(M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout at Sprint Center)
USC, Los Angeles
Howard, Lawrence
North Dakota, Lawrence
marcus morris
markief morris
fort Hays State, Lawrence
Nov. 1 (Tuesday)
Nov. 8 (Tuesday)
Nov. 11 (friday)
Nov. 15 (Tuesday)
Kentucky, New York City
(Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden)
Nov. 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday)
Nov. 30 (Wednesday)
Dec. 3 (Saturday)
Dec. 6 (Tuesday)
Dec. 10 (Saturday)
Dec. 19 (Monday)
Dec. 22 (Thursday)
Dec. 29 (Thursday)
Dec. 31 (Saturday)
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