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Friday, March 5, 2010

What Keegan Says

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The Lakers have Jack Nicholson. Kentucky basketball has Ashley Judd. The Red Sox have Stephen King. And now, finally, after all these years of basketball dominance, Kansas University has a celebrity fan.

For a change, Samantha Ryan was the one doing the star-gazing Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. The porn star reportedly has racked up 141 films (compared to a mere 49 for Meryl Streep) and has directed one titled, well, maybe we’ll check our swings on the title. Anyway, she’s been busy as a bee and still found time to watch her alma mater crush Kansas State. She even posed for a photo with Big Jay and posted a link to it on her Twitter page: “SammyRyRy.”

Ryan lists playing poker among her passions. Here’s hoping she makes it back into Lawrence for the poker event of the season, “Dealing With Alzheimer’s,” a Texas Hold’em benefit tournament slated for Saturday, April 17, at Lawrence Country Club. The 6 p.m. event open to the public includes a $75 donation per player. Mark your calendars and cross your fingers.

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100 12 years, 9 months ago

Nice job Syracuse fan.

At least she's not looking into liposuction, wink wink, nudge nudge:)

let's keep it to basketball Keegs...

Rock Chalk, Tom

theajayhawk 12 years, 9 months ago

The story is relevant. I had an opportunity to google Samantha Ryan...she is hot. I would like to make a home movie with this Kansas grad. Good start to the day.

Hawkmonster 12 years, 9 months ago

Holy crap, parents don't let your young kids google her LOL!!!

Steve Brown 12 years, 9 months ago

send her undercover in black and gold to the antler section this sat. then w. three minutes left when we need a bucket have her bust out in crimson and blue to detract the antlers as we bring home and she delivers the final blow to victory.

elevator elevator give MU the shaft.

yates33333 12 years, 9 months ago

I bet she is a good at poker! Lots of practice at poking.

yates33333 12 years, 9 months ago

I bet she is a good at poker! Lots of poking practice.

KUFool 12 years, 9 months ago

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shawk13 12 years, 9 months ago

Is making continual jokes about her career as an adult film actress the only way to legitimize her being at the game? The original issue was whether Townsend had ulterior motives for giving out those tickets, and that can be speculated to death; this article, however, is pointless. All I get from this is that its a big, laughable joke that this girl is our "celebrity" fan when it really isn't. I realize that she picked her own career path, but she is a human being too... and a Kansas alum to boot. Why not show her a little respect and let this topic die instead of elbowing your buddy beside you in the ribs and saying "Boy-howdy, I hope she shows up at the annual poker benefit!"?

KUBowler99 12 years, 9 months ago

Put here in a Texas shirt behind the bench.

Just sayin'.

miajhwk 12 years, 9 months ago

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frompekka2sasha 12 years, 9 months ago

Stupid article. How about mentioning Billy Mills, Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle, Jack Del Rio, Mandy Patinkin, Don Johnson, Sen. Brownback, Sen, Moran, Kathleen Sebilius? They may not all be superstars but they are all more recognizable than this broad.

slowplay 12 years, 9 months ago

Never heard of her. On the other hand, Keegan seems to an intimate knowledge of her body of work. From the details in this article I assume he knows most of her filmography by heart.

JHawkins 12 years, 9 months ago

bahahaha. Some interesting tid-bits from wiki:

She also directed the 2007 video - Sorority Sluts: Iota Eta Pi

Awards 2007 AVN Award nominee – Best Group Sex Scene, Video – Butt Pirates of the Caribbean

Christopher Hauser 12 years, 9 months ago

So, I knew we had Paul Rudd as a celeb fan but this is even better.

cobweb 12 years, 9 months ago

Aldrich and Henry think twice about going pro. Genius!

cobweb 12 years, 9 months ago

Aldrich and Henry think twice about going pro. Genius!

RockChalk26 12 years, 9 months ago

I get it she is HOT! But how does this pertain to Kansas Basketball?

cobweb 12 years, 9 months ago

Who cares about George Brett? I heard he's a jerk.

Robert Brock 12 years, 9 months ago

This is awesome. I'm proud to have her as a fellow Jayhawk. I was talking with someone yesterday that I hope she becomes our Ashley Judd. FYI, I think she reached her acting potential in Missionary: Impossible.

Michael Leiker 12 years, 9 months ago

Man, lighten up people, this is funny stuff. And I for one am more concerned about the Townsend family than about a porn star's reputation and feelings. Coach T, I'm sure this is one of those things that over time will only make your family stronger.

Now does anybody know where she hangs out when she's in Lawrence?

MitchumMan 12 years, 9 months ago

I guarantee you this incident just boosted her movie sells in Lawrence by 1,000%. The few adult stores in Lawrence are now going to have a section just for her movies. I wonder if KU would think about doing making a video with her and BIG Jay? haha

Steve Gantz 12 years, 9 months ago

This article makes us look like a bunch of hayseeds.

docileboy 12 years, 9 months ago

I googled Samantha Ryan and saw her doing things that I didn't know a women could or would do. She's nasty, but since she is a KU fan, you have to like her.

hawkward1 12 years, 9 months ago

None of this changes the fact that Columbia is the taint of Missouri per Joe College.

hawkward1 12 years, 9 months ago

Or wait - I believe it's Mizzou: The Taint of the Nation

slubert 12 years, 9 months ago

What an idiot. I can't believe that with all the success that KU has had this year, the possibilities that are still to come and this is the kind of crap you get paid to write. I'm sure you own all 141 of her movies, what is your favorite? I am surprised you can even keep a job at a small market paper. I hear the national enquirer is hiring. Maybe TMZ or Girls Gone Wild?

hawkward1 12 years, 9 months ago

Coach, I was wondering if you could spot me some tickets to the next good home game? Sincerely, Ben Dover

100 12 years, 9 months ago

Wissox,

Google Tom Keegan & see where he went to school.

As for this being funny, it kind of is -- not sure why Keegs is writing about it, unless he already knew who she was which isn't that far out of the question considering the type of clubs they have in New York (wowsa!)

But I do feel sorry for Townsend's family as it was an honest mistake.

Not sure why, if she's such a huge fan, she would call him out on her website.

The only thing I can see is marketing because Townsend sure isn't getting her another ticket!

jesusisajhawk 12 years, 9 months ago

My favorite part about the whole thing is someone would have had to recognize her, likely from one of her many classic film,s to know she wasn't just another pretty girl in the audience. Keegan, was it you? I hope so!

Timmay97 12 years, 9 months ago

I wish I could plant her and grow a whole field.

hawkward1 12 years, 9 months ago

With all this attention and judgment, I wonder if she's going to even feel comfortable coming again? Well now that's just a silly question isn't it?

cobweb 12 years, 9 months ago

Keep 'em coming, Hawkward. They're not catching all of them.

MDHawk 12 years, 9 months ago

I think she's less embarrassing than having that pedophile White Owl around...quite a bit more attractive, if I do say so myself, and at least we know what she does for a living.

jhox 12 years, 9 months ago

This is the most exciting (non basketball or Orange Bowl related) thing to happen to Lawrence since Linda Lovelace for President was made there.

Keegan, glad to see you did your homework.

Steve Brown 12 years, 9 months ago

Bowler says: "Put here in a Texas shirt behind the bench."

speaking of that, can we just play UT away every year here out....

Alec White 12 years, 9 months ago

Someone get hawkward1 a job at the LJW or at least start a blog. High comedy.

jayhawker_97 12 years, 9 months ago

frompekka2sasha is on target! Keegan is just trying to win some supports, that's all. he's probably watching Sammy's movies right now.. kusports.com is stupid enough to let him write such a lame paragraph. lame. lame. lame.

Lance Hobson 12 years, 9 months ago

Pekka2sasha, get a sense of humor. Do you honestly want Kathleen Sebilius as our celebrity fan? She has the personality of a wet rag.

I'm not a 1,000 percent excited about a porn star being our celeb, but let's not start looking at the bottom of the barrel just yet.

duanep5ku 12 years, 9 months ago

Samantha Ryan, if she's a Kansas fan that should be good enough for us. Her occupation is irrelevant.

trueblue9 12 years, 9 months ago

incorrect. her occupation is the only thing that makes her relevant.

jayhawksone 12 years, 9 months ago

This is the same moron that picked Texas to to the best team in the conference. BRILLIANT AND VERY LAME TOM!!!!

hawkintejas 12 years, 9 months ago

For one more celeb fan: Jason Sudeikis has been written about in the Journal World talking about his long time love for the Hawks. Last Saturday he was even wearing an "I (hawk) NY" tshirt during the goodbye at the end of the show.

hawkward1 12 years, 9 months ago

From the home office in Intercourse, PA.... The Top 13 Career/Leisure Vocabulary Collisions in Samantha Ryan's Life AND The Top 13 Marv Alberts Basketball/Porn Color Commentary Terms of Interchangeability 13. "...burn marks everytime on a take down to the hardwood like that!" 12. "That mammoth dunk will register as the first triple double for the Trojans!" 11. "It's been a battle inside all night with the post play." 10. "They sure are great with their inside-outside game." 9. "Talk about dribble penetration - that move defines it!" 8. "Why stop? He's been taking it to the hole all day." 7. "They have yet to execute an effective Box And One." 6. "He's going to keep going one-on-one with Ryan for an easy score." 5. "A nice lay-in is always good fundamental play." 4. "Spin move, followed by a finger roll - you can't coach that!" 3. "And he goes in for a monsterous reverse jam!" 2. "You just can't touch the ball when it's in the cylinder like that." And the NUMBER ONE Career/Leisure Vocabulary Collisions in Samantha Ryan's Life as well as the NUMBER ONE Marv Alberts Basketball/Porn Color Commentary Terms of Interchangeability.... 1. "And once again, Magic Johnson jams it home with authority!"

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