Superman a Kansas Jayhawks fan? Also, columnist says FGCU should be elated to get Joe Dooley


A few links for your Thursday ...

The "Man of Steel" movie trailer was released Tuesday, and already it has caused a lot of buzz around Lawrence.

If you pause the trailer above at the 2:21 mark, you can see that Clark Kent, aka Superman, is wearing a "Kansas Athletics" shirt.

Superman likes KU

Superman likes KU by Jesse Newell

In the comic books and movies, Superman is raised by a family in Kansas, but this is the first time I've seen him linked to an actual university.

As of Thursday afternoon, the trailer had more than 8 million views on YouTube.

KU assistant coach Joe Dooley officially accepted the Florida Gulf Coast head coaching position on Wednesday, and so far, the hire appears to be getting good reviews.

That included the Fort Myers News-Press' Dan DeLuca, who opened his column about Dooley by saying this:

There’s only one emotion FGCU’s hiring of Joe Dooley as its men’s basketball coach should elicit from the Eagles players, fans and supporters.


Total, complete, absolute elation.

A program precious few outside of Southwest Florida and — let’s be honest, not all that many inside of — knew or cared much about one month ago just got its coach from the University of Kansas.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk Kansas.

Phog Allen Kansas.

Wilt Chamberlain Kansas.


This is also a good time to look back to a nicely written story by our own Gary Bedore about Dooley in 2008.

I thought it was interesting that, at the time, Dooley said this about becoming a head coach again:

"Right now, the big thing is it has to be a good situation, a top-half-of-the-league job. It doesn't make sense to take a bad job. If there's no commitment to the program, there's no sense to take it to tell you the truth."

I'd think that FGCU, coming off its Sweet 16 appearance this past year, was about as good of a situation as Dooley could have hoped for.

In case you missed it, former KU guard Tyshawn Taylor had a great game Monday for the Brooklyn Nets, scoring 14 points in his team's 106-101 victory over Washington.

That included this three-pointer that helped ice the game with 22 seconds left.

Taylor also received high praise from Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo after the game, who said, "You can't teach the way he runs pick-and-rolls."

Taylor, who scored his 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting in 24 minutes, received the extended playing time with the Nets resting four of their starters.

And finally, this Andrea Geubelle "More Than a Number" feature from KU Athletics is worth checking out, as it outlines all of her emotions when she won — and then lost — the NCAA outdoor triple jump title a year ago.

Here's Tom Keegan's story from the NCAA Championships last June if you'd like more info on Geubelle's triple-jump controversy.


Jeff Kilgore 9 years, 3 months ago

I was hoping that the Nets would increase his playing time. We know what he can do.

Janella Williams 9 years, 3 months ago

That Superman movie looks really good! They guy from HBO's Boardwalk Empire should make a good villain!

Mel Wedermyer 9 years, 3 months ago

Trailer came out on Tuesday not the movie. Movie comes out June 14th

Jesse Newell 9 years, 3 months ago

Thanks. That's what I meant but isn't what I said. Should be fixed.

Jack Jones 9 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations, Andrea ~ You have had an outstanding career at the University of Kansas ~ and your excitement at being recruited by KU is exceeded only by our joy at having you represent our University these past four years. Your performance, your dedication and your marvelous personality, exemplify all that is so valuable, not only for our athletes, but for each of us as well. You are truly an amazing young woman.

Best wishes as you continue to pursue your dreams, and your passions in life. Thanks for being a Jayhawk.

jgkojak 9 years, 3 months ago

Also - right after that clip the overhead view of a town looks like downtown Lawrence in the 60s or 70s...

Danny Hernandez 9 years, 3 months ago

I posted the Superman trailer mention on my facebook page yesterday. I thought it was cool stuff

Brad Avery 9 years, 3 months ago

Hey Tyshawn,

Where was that crossover against Kentucky?

SaltLakeHawk 9 years, 3 months ago

He probably left it in your sister's bed

Jayhawk444 9 years, 3 months ago

Dooley goes from the most tradition-rich bball school in the NCAA to one that arguably has the least tradition (one sweet-16 run not withstanding). No negativity intended - just stating an interesting fact. I hope he brings them success.

Eliott Reeder 9 years, 3 months ago

I noticed that as well, looks very different...

actorman 9 years, 3 months ago

Tyshawn looks great, but let's face it: there was NO defense in any of those clips. It certainly doesn't hurt that Washington looks like they'd rather be anywhere else than actually attempting to play defense.

lv_jhwk 9 years, 3 months ago

Nice mention in the article on Tyshawn:

"His third and final three-pointer put the Nets up 106-101 with 22 seconds left, icing the game. Taylor responded by throwing up a "3-holster" as the crowd roared. "I love playing in front of a crowd," Taylor added. "That gets my blood going. At Kansas, we played in front of 16,300 every night no matter who we played. So that gets me going." "

Jeff Kilgore 9 years, 3 months ago

Exactly! We miss you Tyshawn! Come back often! Love, KU Nation!

mikehawk 9 years, 3 months ago

Can a woman athlete be a "stud?" Andrea, you are a stud, girl. Wow! I'm impressed. You go, girl.

Jonathan Allison 9 years, 3 months ago

actually you can teach the way he plays the pick-n-roll. That's what Bill Self does.

Also, all of TT's threes the defender was playing way off. I couldn't tell if he got a mismatch on a switch or if they were just respecting his ability to drive, or if they were just refusing to guard him at the 3 pt line, but that just was a surprise to me.

KGphoto 9 years, 3 months ago

Great piece on Andrea! That girl is amazing!

Joe. Tear it up down there. Give ‘em a boot camp to remember.

Love seeing Tyshawn having some fun and getting Brooklyn fired up. I hope that performance leads to more PT next year.

DaNeille Dani Davis 9 years, 3 months ago

Awesome video on Andrea! Way to go girl! The sky is the limit for you! I am now a fan!

Andy Godwin 9 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful story of perseverance. Congratulation to Andrea. We are all glad you are a Jayhawk and represent the University with class.

mandomax 9 years, 3 months ago

Tyshawn's trey looks forced from NBA distance, but it obviously is falling. Funny how he doesn't really take a "jump" shot. It looks more like he's shooting in the gym than in a game. Probably stemming from how far off of him the defender was in all of the attempts in the video.

Very different form from seeing Ben Mac's very pure jump shot all season.

Randy Bombardier 9 years, 3 months ago

Love Andrea's story. Put tears in my eyes. I love that pure pursuit of excellence even though according to her own words her goal was already achieved, getting a free college education. The rest is pride, character, and guts.

KatnissHawk 9 years, 3 months ago

Does anyone know how one could find out about attending this falls BBall tourney in the Bahamas (or nearby) that KU is in? I'd love to go....

Lance Hobson 9 years, 3 months ago

Thank goodness from TT there aren't any domes in the NBA!

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