Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Game dull, but outcome not


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Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews

KU coach Bill Self

KU coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 70-58 victory over Oklahoma State on Feb. 27, 2012.

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Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews

KU players Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson

KU players Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 70-58 victory over Oklahoma State on Feb. 27, 2012.

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— Midway through the second half Monday night in Gallagher-Iba Arena, Thomas Robinson stole the ball at midcourt and dribbled in for a dunk, but the rim rejected it because it didn’t fit this game. Too exciting a play.

If this counted as a Big Monday, what was the Missouri game, Jupiter on Steroids Saturday? It was a comedown akin to seeing Bruce Springsteen peel paint for three hours one night and two nights later getting chained to a chair and forced to watch three consecutive reruns of the “Lawrence Welk Show.”

And all we had to do was watch it. It wasn’t easy for the emotionally spent Kansas players to play in it after Saturday’s remarkable comeback victory, and it showed. Jeff Withey mistook a front of a one-and-one for a two-shot foul, and when he caught the missed front end, he handed the ball to the referee.

Tyshawn Taylor, weary from chasing Keiton Page all over the floor mined with screens, watched Page score 11 of his 29 points in a span of 2:58 in the later stages of the second half.

Robinson missed two dunks.

It wasn’t the best effort for the nation’s third-ranked team, but it was plenty good enough to accomplish the goal of winning the game, 70-58, and the outright Big 12 title that went with it.

Not surprisingly, Taylor and Robinson, an even more dynamic duo than Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich, made sure there would be no delaying the clinching party. Their once-wild games, from experience and from accepting the responsibility tossed onto their shoulders, have been tamed to the point they know how to win games without the aid of emotion.

“We’re the leaders of this team,” said Taylor, who has been a starter for half of the eight consecutive league titles. “After a few of our early games, we just established T-Rob and I have to come to play every game or our team won’t be as effective. T-Rob and I have been having a lot of talks about that.”

The thing that differentiates these league champs from the previous seven is that it has such a shallow bench, and it also is different from most of the other seven in that it had an underdog feel to it, especially after the top two recruits, Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor, were declared academically ineligible.

Taylor’s the lone returning starter. Robinson didn’t have the Morris twins drawing the attention of the opposing defenses to keep the pressure away from him. The only proven three-point shooter, senior Conner Teahan, never had been in the rotation.

And here the Jayhawks are ranked third in the country with a 25-5 overall record and a 15-2 Big 12 mark, setting up the three main men most responsible for the overachievement for national awards.

Robinson has as good a shot at anyone of winning National Player of the Year honors. If Self’s case for National Coach of the Year isn’t stronger than everybody else’s, then whose is? And if Taylor isn’t the first-team All-American point guard, name a better one.

Taylor played 44 minutes against Missouri, 37 against Oklahoma State. He lit up the Pokes for 27 points and turned it over just twice. That’s three turnovers in 81 minutes in three days. Tired or not, he had to keep track of Page, never an easy assignment. On every play, the Cowboys set more screens for Page than Joan Rivers has faces.

Taylor still had enough left in his tank to score the game’s only points during a span of 3:03 when KU’s lead expanded from eight points to 18. Three-pointer, tear-drop shot, dunk and another three-pointer, and Taylor alone gave KU a 70-52 lead with 2:07 left.

Taylor sounded gassed after the game, and he wasn’t alone in that regard. This is a team that needs to catch its breath before playing again. That’s why the quick turnaround from Saturday, although it increased the chances of an upset Monday, was a fortunate bit of scheduling.

The Jayhawks can re-energize in time for an 8 p.m. tipoff Saturday and a Taylor senior speech that would have to run past midnight to cover all the twists and turns of his ever-compelling, ever-improving Kansas basketball career.


actorman 9 years, 1 month ago

Gotta hand it to Keegan, that is a HYSTERICAL first paragraph!

And the article ain't bad either.

actorman 9 years, 1 month ago

"Hysterical" was supposed to be in caps.

Phoghorn 9 years, 1 month ago

Except that Lawrence Welk had some serious talent on his show. The Boss has just become a political tool lately. My family used to watch Lawrence Welk and later the reruns. I grew up on Lawrence Welk reruns. I have never seen his farm, but I have passed it while driving across North Dakota. I hope to someday have half the mute collection of those guys. are no Lawrence Welk!

Phoghorn 9 years, 1 month ago

That first paragraph was good though.

Mel Clare 9 years, 1 month ago

Add ZZ Top, Billy Idol, Triumph, .38 Special, Duran Duran, REO Speedwagon, Journey................saw them all and the ones you mentioned, all in San Diego/LA when I was in the Navy from 1978/1989...........Good stuff back then!

bad_dog 9 years, 1 month ago

Foreigner, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, The Eagles (espec. w/ Joe Walsh...), Bad Company, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, etc., etc.

All great groups that blew the roof off in live performances!

And now back to our regular programming...

8 STR8!

actorman 9 years, 1 month ago

The Eagles have held up pretty well. I just saw them again a couple of years ago and it's amazing how good they still sound.

bad_dog 9 years, 1 month ago

I hear what you're saying ralster, but none of the groups you've listed have had the staying power or overall success of Bruce & the E Street boys...

Tramps like us... ;-)

IA4jayhawk 9 years, 1 month ago

I've got to throw my two cents in if for no other reason than my avatar is the The Wild... album. As an independent, I have to say that Bruce has become a tool for big politics, but that shouldn't detract from his run from the early 70's to late 80's. Ralster, those bands you mentioned shouldn't even be in the same sentence as the Boss. I'd recommend a couple of listens through The Darkness album of his, and I think you'll come to understand what I'm saying. Don't judge him based on the Born in the USA album. That was essentially Bruce's grab at mainstream success that had eluded him during his most creative periods.

dhinkansas 9 years, 1 month ago

Springsteen would put on a 3 1/2 hour show...the others didn't. Nothing compares to DL Roth and the 1984 VH tour, but Springsteen did have everyone beat regarding his live shows.

jayhawker_97 9 years, 1 month ago

i wouldn't say the game was 'dull' at all. it was just as exciting as misery game. part of it because the scare Paige had on us. it's so unbelievable to see we could match their scoring spurt even when the team was dead tired. the team's effort tonight is just as important as the outcome. it's a fun game.

Ted Toulouse 9 years, 1 month ago

Agreed 1000% The A&M game was more dull to me even though it was closer. The guys played with good energy tonight, especially considering the fact that 1) they were physically and emotionally spent from Mizzou and 2) they already had a partial title in hand. I honestly think that if OSU had packed GIA to the gills and the crowd was crazier that the game would have been much closer and challenging. But the guys played hard, answered the calls and I don't think I've seen that many exciting dunks from us this season - WOW! Was prepared for a let down tonight and didn't get one - Thank you Big 12 Champs!

jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago

• After the Miracle on Naismith Drive, they iced the title. They got it done.

• The Law Offices of Taylor, Robinson, Releford, Johnson, Withey, Teahan, Westley and Young will take any case and defend the heck out of it.

•Page having a big night meant only that if a team sacrifices the rest of its offence to screening, one player can score alot. Look at OSU's FG %.

• KY is wisely making his case for partnership in next year's rotation now. His briefs still lack polish on defense, but more and more he has discovered not just how hard to play, but how to play hard.

• Every hardwood lawyer in this firm has a great story, but my favorite is Travis Releford. This guy, who never played much before because of wildness, has quietly become the guy I trust to be the steadiest, even with only one good wheel. He makes big plays on defense routinely. Will score a bundle next year. But is the man who settles this team down again and again, keeps it on task. As Self often does, he takes a gifted player, casts him against type, and against his historical tendencies, and the guy finds himself in his new role. Meet Mr. Reliable, Mr. Rock Solid, Mr. I Completely Get It Now.

• Another great against type story is Elijah Johnson. Here is a sensitive, articulate mind in an impact savant's body body. He is assigned to stretch the defense with his trey and become a lockdown man at the other end, and oh yeah, while you're at it, play more and more point when TT's exhausted. By playing against type, EJ has found himself at last.

•Much more could be written of the amazing transformations of Counselors Taylor, Robinson and Withey, but it already has been. And anyone that does not get the near spiritual transformations of these three, or the impossible step up from Lamar also ran to D1 backup post defender on a 4th ranked team by Justin Wesley is ".. Lost in the rain in Juarez, and its Easter time, too..." and their gravity has failed them and their negativity won't pull them through, either. And I thank the other kid from the north country fair, the one who was not a great post man on the last "rebuilding team", the song and dance man who cannot dunk, but who rose out of obscurity and doubt to do it his way, as these Ku players are doing, well, I thank him for that assist. And say, Vitale and Knight "...coulda treated this team better, but we don't mind/cuz they just kinda wasted our precious time,/ so don't think twice cuz its alright."

• Rock Chalk, champs, Rock Chalk!

Dale Sprague 9 years, 1 month ago

Points well stated and taken by the Court, Counselor! Res Ipsa!


jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago

Way to bring the Latin. I had forgotten res ipsa loquitur. Man that phrase is multi-dimensional in meaning.

Ipso facto, I applaud you.

wrwlumpy 9 years, 1 month ago

Jaybate you left out the MU refrain! "Goodbye is too good of word now, so I'll just say fare-thee-well".

Hank Cross 9 years, 1 month ago

I pleaded Travis's case all last year. Now I feel like Jimmy Stewart in "Anatomy of a Murder." He cannot finish around the hoop and his FT shooting is bad. Had Ben Mac been available, it's likely that evidence against Travis being a starter would be overwhelming.

jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago

We are coming for you game at a time.

We seek to pit our teamwork against your AAU ball on steroids.

We seek to do to you what UNC once improbably did to us in '57. Upset the more talented team.

Nothing is ever over in college basketball, or Howth Castle and Environs. Its just one long commodius vicus. One time the team we must beat appears as Memphis with Wes, one time it appears as UK with Wes. And each time the question is not who will win, but if forfeits will follow.

We are coming for you Kentucky. The team vs AAU on steroids. We're coming for our second shot. And we are going to shoot 40% from trey this time, not 25%. We're coming.

mojayhawk 9 years, 1 month ago

Very Garrison Keillor-esc. Well done.

Oh, and look out UK, KU is a comin'.

jhox 9 years, 1 month ago

Hope I'm wrong, but I don't see this team going deep in the tourney. We're just too prone to getting our big guys in foul trouble (and our back ups are a big step backwards), and we're inconsistent shooting 3's. I can't see us wining 4 straight against NCAA qualify opponents. I believe we can beat any team in the tournament on a given night, but don't know that we have what it takes to run off 4 straight and get into the Final 4.

Great thing about this team, is that they love to prove people wrong, so please prove me wrong, gentlemen.

actorman 9 years, 1 month ago

Sadly, I'm with you, jhox. I see Sweet 16 and maybe Elite 8. But oh wouldn't it be great to be proven wrong?

Scott Smetana 9 years, 1 month ago

No doubt. Roping in your expectations is good for your health. We've had much better teams go out in the first or second games. That would be bad. Losing in the Sweet 16 or 8 to a decent team is my expectation. Probably a team we would beat 7/10 times. However, getting to the final 4 not only requires a solid team, but great luck. Maybe lady luck will be on our side and we can get in! Maybe UK and UNC will blow it again? There's a chance!

AcesWild 9 years, 1 month ago

bob night is just picking up espn partners namely jay bialis i notice that they never say anything about the charge call on t rob . say anything the game at mu. they want to focus on one call ,that is never made in the last second ,could you imiage that call being made at duke north carlina not in million years , and i thing the ref in the big 12 is terrible , they should all be fired the person that hired should be to .bunch drunk football ref is pinkel ref games down at mizz

Jeremy Paul 9 years, 1 month ago

Wow, I think that's the best posting I've read all year. I need to hear more from you AcesWild.

Steve Gantz 9 years, 1 month ago

What was it, his brilliant writing or his unbiased, factually based opinions?

Jeremy Paul 9 years, 1 month ago

It's several things along with the brilliant writing and unbiased, factually based opinions. Like being drunk at 4:27 in the morning and venturing over to this site instead of checking out some sleazy porn. Like trying to converse in english even though it doesn't seem to be the native language. Like unabashedly abandoning all semblance of grammar, spelling, and punctuation--who made up all those damn rules anyway? And most importantly, like creatively creating a whole new idiom all together. I have a new answer to the question "Which Jayhawk fan would you most like to have a beer with?"

Jeremy Paul 9 years, 1 month ago

Goodness gracious AcesWild, I just checked out your profile and read all of your previous comments. Truly amazing. I'd love to hear more about you. You can remain anonymous, absolutely, but I'd love to know how old you are, where you're from, hobbies, favorite food, favorite music and movies, etc.

Steve Corder 9 years, 1 month ago

Ho Hum. Another title.

This TEAM has special qualities that makes for a great tournament team. 1. Great guard play. 2. Inside All American. 3. Role players that can fill the needed gaps in a game. 4. Mental & physical toughness. 5. Great coach that has the complete trust of his team.

This year is beginning to reveal the benefit of having outstanding talent stay more than 1 or 2 years. If this team advances to the Final Four then having a stable of McDonalds All Americans may not always be the ticket to the big dance we often think.

Marc Frey 9 years, 1 month ago

  1. Great D, when dialed in.
  2. Can run a Half Court offense which is needed in most NCAA games after the first

Bangkok_Jayhawk 9 years, 1 month ago

Do we have enough depth?! This team can do great things but if Robinson or Taylor get in foul trouble we might have issues.


Michael Bratisax 9 years, 1 month ago

Good post bb73... I do think though that the benefit of having top talent playing multiple years is certainly not new and Butler has already proven that "having a stable of McDonalds All Americans may not always be the ticket to the big dance"..

Lindsey Buscher 9 years, 1 month ago

"Their once-wild games, from experience and from accepting the responsibility tossed onto their shoulders, have been tamed to the point they know how to win games without the aid of emotion."

Lackadaisical maybe, but without the aid of emotion? You are a horrendous writer, awful to the point that you write without the aid of intelligence.

Lindsey Buscher 9 years, 1 month ago

Hm, I think I meant "drained" rather than lackadaisical, that is how HCBS described it so it's good enough for me.

John Boyle 9 years, 1 month ago

I am not a Keegan fan at all but this was a good (not great) article. I think it was well stated.

ccarp 9 years, 1 month ago

Jupiter on Steroids Saturday...Lol! This title is so sweet! Keep it going Jayhawks!

jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago

Why are you comparing your alias to Mark Mangino?

There is some one who loves the game locked inside you. Let him out.

Junk the alias.

Make a fresh start.

Become the alias you always wanted to be.

Be edgy if you need to be, be post Baudrillardian, be neo-retro, or retro-neo, be Mannichean, Leibnizian, Hardy-esque, or Holden Caulfielding, but be your own alias.

If Self had you for an alias he would cast you against type as "PeacemakerHawque." But in virtual space you must be your own coach.

Rock Chalk! Rock Chalk!

jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago

Its okay to read the UD, but don't use it without understanding the street, okay? :-)

John Boyle 9 years, 1 month ago

Change your name! Go with the new football coach or something more relevant.

Jeremy Paul 9 years, 1 month ago

I don't even know what the name means. What does it mean? Mangino what?

Jeremy Paul 9 years, 1 month ago

I guess so, but don't give up on me just yet. This is fun--it's like trying to figure out one of those retarded vanity license plates.

Mangino are holes.

Steve Gantz 9 years, 1 month ago

Since you're analyzing names, what's mine mean?

Jeremy Paul 9 years, 1 month ago

You're a Sox fan living in Wisconsin, born in 1983. Red or White though? I'd assume White, since you live in Wisco. What part by the way? I went to UW-LaCrosse, and also lived in Madison for 4 years.

Steve Gantz 9 years, 1 month ago

Became a White Sox fan in 83, moved to Antigo in 92. Live in Louisiana now. (long story) Where do you live in PA? Got family there.

bad_dog 9 years, 1 month ago

Well, this username is still better than he/she/its former nom de plume; KSA 21-3503. As you all know, that is the Kansas statutory reference to indecent liberties with a child.

9 years, 1 month ago

Please tell me they are not the same person. If this is in fact the case though, it makes sense.

dylans 9 years, 1 month ago

Wouldn't doubt majorahole is ska also.

Kyle Neuer 9 years, 1 month ago

I am nervous about the tournement. We're not very deep.
Yet, that seemed to work out pretty well for AZ in '97, if I recall correctly. I guess we'll just have to play and find out.

chalked 9 years, 1 month ago

Forgot about the Withey gaffe. When he handed the ball to the ref, I thought it must have been a 2 shot penalty myself. I hope he's not in la-la land during the tourney, we'll definitely need him.

hawk_of_ages 9 years, 1 month ago

Wasn't it T-Rob's gaffe as well? Didn't he just lackadaisically hand it to Withey as though it was a dead ball, or am I remembering it wrong? None of the players seemed aware that it was a 1-1.

hawkhoops 9 years, 1 month ago

None of the players acted like they knew it was 1-1. None of them stepped in the lane for the rebound. Yes, Withey tossed the ball to the reff, but everyone else was just standing on the lane. Why are they giving only Withey a hard time about it.

Jim Roth 9 years, 1 month ago

He caught the ball and threw it out of bounds (to the ref). Should have been credited for a rebound and a turnover, but I don't think he was (the box score showed no turnovers).

Everybody was clueless that play, but the ball happened to bounce his way.

Steve Reigle 9 years, 1 month ago

Even worse than the Saturday-Monday turnaround, it was a Wednesday-Saturday-Monday turnaround with that exhausting game in the middle.

I'd really like to see a National Coaching Staff of the Year award. With the exception of some of the much-deserved media recognition for Danny Manning, assistant coaches just don't get the recognition they deserve for their roles in developing the kids and the outcome of the season. I applaud our entire coaching and support staff.

nicka 9 years, 1 month ago

while Teahan is a "proven three-point shooter", he's far from a proven three-point maker.

jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago


Biggest home win under Self.

4-4 from trey.

Great defense.

37 minutes.


jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago


Conner came up big, when big was needed.

He can now laugh at virtual cheap shotting.

And I laugh with him at all the never-dids trash-typing.

Jeremy Paul 9 years, 1 month ago

I agree jaybate. Conner is a very intelligent player, not just a 3-point shooter. He has had some good rebounds, some good defensive stops, some good passes, he plays hard. And like me he grew up in Leawood dreaming of one day wearing the uniform and playing at Allen Fieldhouse in front of the greatest fans in the world. My dream never came true, so I'm living vicariously through him, and loving every minute of it. My one wish for his game is to not just rely on bombing 3s. He is a great shooter, and great shooters can hit from anywhere--not just from beyond the stripe.

I also want to agree with what you said a few posts above about Releford: he "has quietly become the guy I trust to be the steadiest..." He is an extremely valuable guy on the floor, and I really like his game. He has enough humility to let others pile up the pretty numbers in the box score and get all the talk in the papers, while he excels in his role as the quiet leader, the defensive ace, the glue that keeps the squad together, and the grease that keeps it humming. Plus he's another Kansas guy, which gives him bonus points. (I know he's really from Missouri, but I'll give him credit for going to high school in Kansas.)

VaJay 9 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone know what was our free throw violation in the second half? I can't remember which Jayhawk was shooting them, but either Withey or Releford caused it (maybe by moving to their spot on the lane after the shooter was given the ball?).

sleepy33 9 years, 1 month ago

Wasn't there a lane violation involving TRob? Think possibly TT was shooting, can't recall.

actorman 9 years, 1 month ago

It does seem like TT has taken things to a new level and is playing with a tremendous amount of consistency right now. He seems to have finally become the leader we've all hoped he would be.

People have sometimes compared him to Sherron, but I think he's a better overall player than Sherron was. He's not as reckless at forcing shots up as Sherron was (in fact, his shot selection all year has been good), and lately has cut down enough on the turnovers that you can't compare him there either. And he's certainly a better defensive player than Sherron was.

Steve Kubler 9 years, 1 month ago

Anyone notice that when Withey had his brain dead moment not a single player moved in at the shot? They all just stood there flat footed until after he had the ball then one OK player tried to steal it. Makes me wonder what the ref told them before the free throw, if anything.

Could you imagine HCBS's reaction if the game was close when that happened? I shudder to think of the carnage. It would have been epic, even now I'm guessing Jeff will never live it down even after dusting all the steps in AFH.

I got the impression JW's wheel is not working right. He seemed to have trouble turning and accelerating. No push off ability on that side perhaps. I hope his ankle gets enough of a break to heal before the dance.

jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago

Likely they numbed it, but that lost sensation can really hamper mobility, especially in big, gangly guys that depend on timing instead of force multipliers.

BainDread 9 years, 1 month ago

When he lost the opening tip - badly - it was clear his ankle wasn't really okay.

Steve Gantz 9 years, 1 month ago

I used to ref a lot of middle school games and it reminded me of that when kids didn't have a real good grasp of the bonus concept. Very odd to see it in a game like that. I couldn't recall the foul that was called but I wondered if everyone assumed it was a shooting foul

Mallory Rempp 9 years, 1 month ago

This article definitely made me chuckle. Though I still managed to lose my voice yelling at the TV, so I didn't exactly find it dull. This team has definitely grown three-fold since the beginning of the season. Watching those first games, I was terrified about when the next turnover would be, who would try to shoot the next awful three, or what the hell Young was doing playing in the game at all. Clearly, that's all changed (save for the Three's...still haven't got a hold on those, but they're better). I'm proud of how far these guys have gone and the fact that they've proved everyone WRONG who said we couldn't do it. RCJH!

Kye Clark 9 years, 1 month ago

Jesse must have clowned this guy pretty bad for him to get off his usual drivel!

melrank 9 years, 1 month ago

Jesse was funny with him during the blog. He demonstrated more patience than I would of had I'm sure.

jaybate 9 years, 1 month ago

Dear Tom,

Jesse's live gamecast is a break through and important.

Jesse is inventing this as he goes along just as the guys in early live TV were inventing TV as they went along.

And it does not matter if a hundred other young pixel stained wretches are inventing it along with him in other markets (though I doubt that is the case); that is how early live TV started also. Ernie Kovacs and Soupy Sales and a Buffalo Bob all started out in live, local TV doing kiddy shows. Sales and Buffalo Bob stayed lovable and perpetuated those formats. Kovacs became an early genius of television that blazed a path that TV writers still reach back to to find ways to move ahead. The important thing is that Jesse is doing it, as the Nike ad says. Remember, it was out of all that experimentation in the early days of TV that the enduring formats of TV developed.

Jesse is doing a good job and he keeps getting better at it.

We are all learning from and with him.

Without putting too fine a point on it, longtimehawk's posts seem not entirely grounded in reality. Discount his comment above at prime -100 (that would be a negative interest rate).

Rock Chalk!

aerohawk 9 years, 1 month ago

I think Jesse does a great job and I love the live blog. It is often my only source to catch the game and I like it better than what ESPN is doing with game cast.

The best part about the live blog is that it isn't just Jesse. It is the same people that are here and you get the emotion and the essence of being among Jayhawks during the game.

HawkKlaw 9 years, 1 month ago

This game was pretty dull, but give OSU credit. They did not want to go away and fought hard until the bitter end. We're just lucky TT and TRob were there to keep OSU at arm's length. This team is really figuring out how to win tough games. Can't wait for March!

stinkybulldog 9 years, 1 month ago

There was soooooo many good dunks in this game! I didn't think the game was dull at all.

HawkKlaw 9 years, 1 month ago

True...I didn't realize KY had it in him! That reverse dunk was one of the best I've seen this season.

actorman 9 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, I would call it dully beautiful. In a lot of ways, winning at OSU is more impressive than what they did on Saturday. As a fan it was hard to get fired up for the OSU game; I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for the players. Yet they found a way to get a solid, workmanlike victory. As much as I'm nervous about the lack of depth going into the tournament, the fact that they could so comfortably win this game does give me some hope that they could go far.

John Dalke 9 years, 1 month ago

I would rather watch 3 consecutive Lawrence Welk reruns than sit through a concert by one of the most pretentious "artists" in the history of rock and roll.

Janet Olin 9 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations, Jayhawk players and staff, for 8str8! Wow. Tyshawn has certainly played stellar ball during conference games this year; he should probably be considered for player of the week this time. I'm also impressed with Jeff's development late this season, and Kevin's strong relief contributions. Rock Chalk.

Mike Kendall 9 years, 1 month ago

Seriously, longtime-----

Jesse had a lot of patience with you. I, for one, would have lost my patience with you, way before Jesse did. I was taught and coached by a lot of fine teachers/coaches in my time growing up in Lawrence. I also, was taught to respect the person of authority whoever it was. Jesse is in charge of the live blog. He gave you a simple request. You did not choose wisely. Everybody makes choices. Hopefully, next time, if there is a next time, you will choose to follow the rules. Rock Chalk!

krakatoea 9 years, 1 month ago

Have been reading comments for years and all I can say is "REALLY", to the morons who constantly bag on Kegan. No, "REALLY", the main focus of the comments are focused on Kegan's writing. "REALLY morons, get a life or a writing job so the others can bag on you.

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