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Fracas sends KU guard Tyshawn Taylor to hospital

Source says Taylor hurt in skirmish with football players

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor gets glides past Texas A&M forward David Loubeau for a bucket during the first half Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor gets glides past Texas A&M forward David Loubeau for a bucket during the first half Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.

September 22, 2009, 11:37 p.m. Updated September 23, 2009, 1:00 a.m.

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KU's Taylor treated at hospital

KU's Tyshawn Taylor was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a reported incident outside the Burge Union on the KU campus. Taylor was treated and released Tuesday evening. Enlarge video

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor charges up the court after a steal during the first half Friday, March 27, 2009 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor charges up the court after a steal during the first half Friday, March 27, 2009 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Kansas University sophomore basketball guard Tyshawn Taylor was involved — and injured — in an incident that broke out in front of Burge Union on the KU campus shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a source confirmed Tuesday night.

A nursing supervisor confirmed that Taylor was treated and released Tuesday night at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

A source close to the situation said Taylor suffered a dislocated left thumb and would be out of action three to four weeks. The basketball season begins with the Oct. 16 Late Night in the Phog.

A source said several people witnessed a skirmish between members of the KU football team and basketball team. The identities of the other players involved were not known as of Tuesday night.

It is believed no players except Taylor sustained injuries that would require any missed playing time.

KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony was asked about the matter on Tuesday night.

“We’re aware of reports of an incident, and we are gathering facts as we speak,” Marchiony said.

KU coach Bill Self was on a recruiting trip and unavailable for comment.

Police were called to Jayhawker Towers about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday to disperse a crowd of about 20 individuals gathering in the parking lot of the Towers. The Journal-World police scanner indicated it was in response to the incident that happened earlier in the day.

“I don’t know much. All I know is a fight happened (in front of union),” a KU student said before entering a Towers apartment.

A source said one group of players was entering the union as another group of players was exiting, arguing ensued, and punches were thrown. Police had no comment on the matter Tuesday night.

As of Tuesday night, KU public safety officials had not returned calls for comment.

— Joe Preiner, Tom Keegan and Gary Bedore contributed to this report.

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lynchburgsbest 5 years, 2 months ago

Throw down in the parking lot between the storied basketball program and the up and comming football program. word has it some one said their aint room round here for the both of us now ya hear

Danimal 5 years, 2 months ago

Seriously?! Seriously? This is retarded, you don't see the Florida (or North Carolina, since they're football team is ranked higher than ours) football and basketball teams scrapping in front of their student-athletics centers. This is seriously disappointing, KU is better than this.

mcontrary 5 years, 2 months ago

With the Moon Bar/Club 821 closed, where's a guy to go to mix it up? On campus, of course.

truman1902 5 years, 2 months ago

The fighting Manginos make a rare appearance asserting territorial dominance in front of the BURGE??? Save it for the field, dudes..EXPECT suspensions for at least the Southern Miss game..Will Tyshawn's session in the emergency room run my health insurance up a few more dollars??

Perhaps a "BEER" summit between football and basketball squads can heal this open wound???

MMMMMAYBE NOT!!

jaywalker 5 years, 2 months ago

Multi...............

Whatcha doin' there, darlin? 8>) I'm smilin' but I dunno why.

This ain't small putatus, folks. There's an axiom in college sports that says the more your football team improves, the longer the arrest record gets. I'm not sayin' this isn't Taylor's fault, don't know, he is a Jersey guy and he's a tough, not gonna back down. But this isn't the kind of thing KU has ever been known for, and it ain't good pub any way you slice it. I hope this turns out to be much ado about nothing but it doesn't feel like it.

riverdrifter 5 years, 2 months ago

Youu can bet the respective coaches will kick butt, take names and administer gassers to be run by those involved. I can just see the Misery bloggers over at kcstar.com rolling in this like a hound finding a fresh, green, steaming pile of manure.

Hawk6643 5 years, 2 months ago

Thank god it isn't basketball season!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 2 months ago

And in a related story (according the links at the end of the article)

Vandals Strike At Home Of Chancellor Budig-- April 23, 1991

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 2 months ago

"Aeorspace and Electronic Systems Society brawling with the Fulbright Scholars Association"

Usually not, but sometimes one of them will flash their colors at the wrong time, and you'd better get out of the way.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 2 months ago

If some of the football players get kicked off the team, maybe they can hook up with Seabury to allow them to finish out the season. And heck, with a few ringers like that, they could win state.

Christine Anderson 5 years, 2 months ago

If it is correct that the fight broke out between members of the football and basketball teams, that's a disgrace to KU. Dang it boys; try acting like men, wil ya? Oh wait-stuff like that happens in the NBA and NFL, too. Once it is determined exactly which players were involved, I'd like to see some serious corrective action taken. Perhaps missing a game or two? How about being forced to scrub the floor of Allen Fieldhouse with toothbrushes, or some serious cleaning and maintenance work at the stadium? Silly-maybe. But wouldn't it burn off some of that excess testosterone?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 2 months ago

"Vandals Strike At Home Of Chancellor Budig— April 23, 1991"

I'm gonna go out on a limb, and say that Taylor probably wasn't involved.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 2 months ago

"Silly-maybe. But wouldn't it burn off some of that excess testosterone?"

How about chemical castration for the remainder of the season?

shadowbox66044 5 years, 2 months ago

Now hold on, hold on! We don't know what happened yet. Everyone is so quick on jumping to conclusions. Let's wait for the story to develop then give an opinion on whats going on.

jonas_opines 5 years, 2 months ago

"You don't see the Aeorspace and Electronic Systems Society brawling with the Fulbright Scholars Association, do you?"

Don't those two generally settle their disputes with highly-charged Star Trek trivia disputes?

I mean sure, the ramifications might not be physical, but is that to say that they are any less horrific?

lisabeth2002 5 years, 2 months ago

he dislocated his finger by "throwing a punch"....his own words via facebook. He has been released from the hospital.

misslawrence 5 years, 2 months ago

Alright Coach Mangino and Coach Self,.,,get your boys inline,.,.,.this is NOT KU Classification.,.,,.this is only gonna lead to Bigger Problems,..,,.

jayhawkr 5 years, 2 months ago

ok not the coaches fault - obviously out of their control so just shut up and get real. fact: the football team has sucked in the past. fact: the ku bbal team has historically and will always be the team of ku. Fact: football team will never live up to the renown reputation the bball team has. fact: tyshawn went to the hospital, which is inexcusable. Lastly, fact: the fball team needs to get their panties out of a bunch and realize hey will never be the bball team- or instances such as this will be inevitable

rabbit 5 years, 2 months ago

KU football team is over rated and the entire team needs to get over themselves.

labmonkey 5 years, 2 months ago

Thanks a lot guys. I work with primarily MU fans and you friggin idiots have given them fodder. KU really has no room calling MU classless when you have fans that yell "Rip his f***ing head off" at football games, players in trouble with the law, and now this. C'mon, this is Kansas, Not Missouri.

ku_tailg8 5 years, 2 months ago

I wasn't aware of the tension between the hoops and football team. This is just stupidity. You gotta wonder what is going on in these guys minds to allow a fight to occur. Its not like they were drunk and at a bar. Maybe Tyshawn got his thumb caught in the drawstring of his hoodie throwing that punch.

gphawk89 5 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, I almost always throw a punch at anyone who gets in my way when I'm trying to enter or exit a building. Classy stuff, guys...

KEITHMILES05 5 years, 2 months ago

All players involved should step back and reflect how poorly this looks upon themselves and the university.

Bet dollars to donuts both coaches will be reporting to Lew with the details.

It's really sad when young people have to bring shame to themselves in this manner.

Nikki May 5 years, 2 months ago

Tyshawn, if you hurt your thumb THROWING the punch, you did it wrong. Keep your thumb on the outside of the fist, and hit with the part of your hand where the fingers are flat when curled. But definitely keep your thumb out of your fist.

Rickyonealku 5 years, 2 months ago

Has everyone burned your old BEST YEAR EVER T-SHIRTS???

Dave McClain 5 years, 2 months ago

I can't believe no one has come up with the reason!!

I can see it now, football jock comments, "At least we can beat Duke!"

That's all it'd take!

monkeyhawk 5 years, 2 months ago

They didn't get to KU on academic scholarships so what do you expect?

kchawk18 5 years, 2 months ago

Poor judgment and lack of self control seem to be the emerging themes from the athletic department. First Chris Howard, now some players...was Chris their mentor by chance? Nice.

Boosh 5 years, 2 months ago

"...Aeorspace and Electronic Systems Society brawling with the Fulbright Scholars Association..."

I'd pay to see that

LadyJ 5 years, 2 months ago

According to the sports section today, it was over a girl.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 2 months ago

So he'll get a bad mark on "plays well with others" this term?

stuckinthemiddle 5 years, 2 months ago

LadyJ I kind of half expected that...

all the ridiculous talk about tension between the football and basketball teams shows where the true lack of class is in this town...

newmedia 5 years, 2 months ago

Boys will be boys !! Just be sure and save your hardest hits for you opponents on the playing field.

No doubt just another by-product of the effects of global warming....

hip_gma 5 years, 2 months ago

To quote our President, the athletes "acted stupidly" Can't we all just get along???

stuckinthemiddle 5 years, 2 months ago

I believe Darwin would say fighting over a female and winning is essential…

and I doubt he’d care much what was or wasn’t classy…

Christine Anderson 5 years, 2 months ago

I can just hear it now. Supposed fight over girl. "I'm gonna take your girl, man." "Like hell you are". "Well, at least our balls are round, not half-flattened." LOL.

lynchburgsbest 5 years, 2 months ago

this is almost as stupid as the football plyer that tried to go through the taco bell window and got stuck because they did not give him the correct change. any one remeber those days in ku athletics?

mosshawk 5 years, 2 months ago

these guys need to grow up. we dont want another moon bar incedent. taylor has alot to gain from this season, and is a bright young man. dont mess it up. he probably learned alot from the incident.

Jim Williamson 5 years, 2 months ago

"This is retarded, you don't see the Florida (or North Carolina, since they're football team is ranked higher than ours) football and basketball teams scrapping in front of their student-athletics centers."

Unless you're reading the Jacksonville or Mayberry papers, don't be so sure.

Folks, this is most certainly a stupid incident involving numerous boneheads, but no one outside of Lawrence, Columbia or Manhappiness cares about this story.

And on the upside, at least no one shook a baby until it's spine snapped.

thomgreen 5 years, 2 months ago

I expect poor judgment and mistakes from young people in college. With that being said, I would hope that all the parties involved would be brought in front of Lew, Coach Self, and Coach Mangino, and given a nice a*s ripping, by all three, together, to show their united disgust in this happening. Secondly, all the guilty parties should be brought in front of the respective teams, together, and made to apologize. If any of the parties involved were team captains, they should be stripped of that title immediately. Lastly, all the guilty parties should have to help clean up the football stadium stands after the next four home football games, and then four of the home basketball games ala Joe Paterno punishment.

CLARKKENT 5 years, 2 months ago

SOUNDS LIKE EVERYBODY IS BLAMING THE FOOTBALL TEAM. MAYBE THAT IS WHERE THE BLAME LIES, I DO NOT KNOW. THERE WAS A BASKETBALL PLAYER INVOLVED ALSO.

MY DAD ALWAYS SAID THAT IF YOU PUT YOURSELF IN A POSITION TO BE INVOLVED, YOU SHOULD PAY. HE ALWAYS MADE SURE I DID, MY FAULT OR NOT.

IT IS TIME FOR LEW TO STEP UP AND BE A DIRECTOR, NOT A PRICE INCREASER. IF HE WOULD, IN THIS CASE, DISMISS ALL INVOLVED PLAYERS FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAMS, IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. THEY NEED TO BE REMOVED, FOR GOOD, AND THIS SILLINESS WILL STOP.

del888 5 years, 2 months ago

this is exactly why we need health care reform - to cover incidents like this. It would be covered under the 'basketball / football brawl' clause and the bill would be sent directly to the white house (public option).
Maybe these guys should go to Mizzou where the players get in trouble every day. It wouldn't even be headlines there - just another day.

puddleglum 5 years, 2 months ago

yeah, what started this fight in the first place?

was tyshawn totin' a chalupa?

"at least our balls are round" good quote misplacedcheese

Shane Garrett 5 years, 2 months ago

Meanwhile: in other news. Zack Greinke has lowered his major league-leading ERA to 2.08. Cy Young award in his future?

Promise me Son don't do the things I've done. Walk away from trouble when you can. You don't have to fight to be a man. But darn them Gatlin boys and what they said about Becky.

I only wake up to country music so I have to get up to turn that sh** off. Now that song will be running in my head all day.

zzgoeb 5 years, 2 months ago

Kids are taught throughout school years that sports are great because they teach team play, good sportsmanship and leadership...well MAYBE NOT!!!

Sounds like Mark and Bill need to bring the kids together to talk it over and maybe be friends, or at least team mates, being they ALL are wearing the same funny bird on their hats? Sad...

billbodiggens 5 years, 2 months ago

Just living up to the athletic department’s public persona . . . thugs and goons.

WhiteDog 5 years, 2 months ago

I just really like the word "fracas".

LadyJ 5 years, 2 months ago

According to the article in the sports section this has been going on for a long time. Coaches and KU were well aware of it.

kusp8 5 years, 2 months ago

truman1902 (Anonymous) says… "Perhaps a “BEER” summit between football and basketball squads can heal this open wound??? "

Well shiet, if all I have to do is get in a fight for a beer summit at the White House then I'm gonna start throwin punches at the next guy who walks by.

But in all seriousness, I'm all for having a beer at the WHite House.

DrMoody 5 years, 2 months ago

Dear football team,

Please don't ramrod any more of the basketball players. I think we might need them to win a national championship.

CLARKKENT 5 years, 2 months ago

CONCERNED MEMBER 59

MAYBE IT IS NOT ME THAT IS THE IDIOT. DO YOU HAVE A MIRROR???

KEEPING THEM JUST TO HAVE A GOOD RECORD IS NOT THE ANSWER. THEY HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE TO THEMSELVES AND TO KU. SEND ALL INVOLVED HOME.

DrMoody 5 years, 2 months ago

Clark, we don't know ANY details. Stop being a jackass and trying to decide the fate of young men that have promising careers and made a bad judgment call. I'm sure you've never done anything wrong in your life.

Adrienne Sanders 5 years, 2 months ago

I don't think it's standard practice to expel from the university anyone who gets in a fight, nor should it be. This just looks super trashy b/c it's athletes who are in the public eye.

jhawks1234 5 years, 2 months ago

This isn't the first time these two teams scrapped, just one of the first to be reported....Come people it was just a fight, at least no one got stabbed

JayDocMD 5 years, 2 months ago

Disappointing to say the least. How stupid to admit throwing a punch. Even if provoked, Tyshawn's ignorant posts on Facebook are enough to get him suspended for a couple of games, if not charged with assault. And the street/thug lingo is not making him look too bright - don't care if you are from Jersey or Junction City.

Upperclassmen (Sherron and Cole) - restore order and teach these underclassmen how to represent themselves and the university. Since that wasn't done, now HCBS has to make a statement and teach a lesson. I've always been a big Tyshawn fan, but this shows how much he still has to grow.

Catbacker 5 years, 2 months ago

Upperclassmen (Sherron and Cole) - restore order and teach these underclassmen how to represent themselves and the university.

Right...because Sherron is such an outstanding individual.

blindrabbit 5 years, 2 months ago

With all the former KU heavyweights on the Staff now (Hadl, Sayers, Manning) maybe there ought to be a "woodshed" meeting within "The Department" about what "image" and "civility" mean. My guess, it might be a little harder to raise the stadium East Side renovation money now!

Probably helps Self on his recruiting trip; I'm sure prospective players and parents will be glad to see that the basketball team has some off-court toughness.

Kevin Sontag 5 years, 2 months ago

Well, it's now front page news on ESPN.com. Way to embarrass our University, ya stupid jocks.

rse1979 5 years, 2 months ago

Fracas wasn't even a starter, so they can suspend him for the season, and KU should still be okay.

kitnkat 5 years, 2 months ago

Ok, if anyone actually thinks that any of the players are going to get thrown off the team you're not living in reality. When those boys are pulling down millions for the school? Are you crazy? Maybe and I stress MAYBE there will be some suspensions but I'm not even gonna hold my breath on that one.

blindrabbit 5 years, 2 months ago

New idea; since the basketball and football venues are now housed across campus from each other and don't share practice, training and playing facilities, maybe the time has come to move the football players Northward. When they renovate the stadium East side, simply enclose and make a football dorm there. The Burge Union could be reserved for Basketball, Baseball, Softball, etc., Main Union for Football and Bowling.

The main campus would be a "neutral zone" for academics. We could have "North" and "South" Divisions within one school; NCAA mike like this concept. Can you imagine the $ generated from clashes of inter-University competitions between (like) Florida Basketball vrs. Florida Football.

webmocker 5 years, 2 months ago

According to published reports, Mr Taylor exercised his right to free speech on Facebook. If reports are accurate, it could be argued that he damaged the public image of himself and his team in the process.

KansasVoter 5 years, 2 months ago

I can't wait to hear who else was involved. :)

Ricky_Vaughn 5 years, 2 months ago

Mangino's been bringing low character guys in since he got here. Remember the scholarship they lost for guys cheating on tests?

Even Self to an extent...isn't he the one who brought in Giddens?

Oh, but hey, it's KU athletics...we'll just sweep it all under the rug and pretend like it never happened.

blindrabbit 5 years, 2 months ago

My theory: Many of the problems with basketball players has to do with where they come from. Not saying that the KU issues are related to basketball alone; but KU has not had nearly as many problems when Basketball AVOIDS recruiting from large (primarily Midwestern and Eastern) inter-cities. Bill seems to spend a lot of time dealing with kids from those locales.

Eride 5 years, 2 months ago

For acting like a thug Tyshawn obviously doesn't know how to throw a punch if he dislocated his thumb while doing it.

That is exactly why your thumb is supposed to remain outside of your clinched fist. Thankfully he didn't break his hand though because I doubt he also knew to hit only with his two main knuckles.

If you're going to act like a thug at least do it right.

jaywalker 5 years, 2 months ago

Sweet mother Mary! A whole lot a hatin' and overreactin' goin' on. Kick everyone involved off the teams?!! Yes, by all means, let's moronically hold these young men to ridiculously higher standards than anyone that says such nonsense is held to. Nobody ever gets in a fight over a girl. Ever. Never. These guys should obviously be ceremoniously drummed out of school. Then shot.

Morons.

Thats_messed_up 5 years, 2 months ago

I love it when KU fans call K-State players thugs LOLOLOL How about this summer when the one drunk KU football player jumped on the other drunk KU football player's car. The driver sped around the parking lot on campus and threw the other thug off and sent him to the hospital. Of course all of this was swept under the rug by cheating Sweet Lew and the KU Star. Looks like the women's basketball team might lose another scholarship over this like when they did for the football and men's basketball team's "Lack of Institutional Control" NCAA probation. Sweet Lew and Bill Self "class acts" LOL

Thats_messed_up 5 years, 2 months ago

Oh I forgot about the Morris twins shooting the nice old lady with the BB gun and Sherron Collins rubbing himself all over the nice lady in the jayhawk towers elevator LOL. Who's on NCAA probation and who has never been???????? That's what I thought.

Rickyonealku 5 years, 2 months ago

Now foxsports.com and others posting/commenting on this wonderfull display of sportsmanship...

Nice job Kansas Football vs Kansas Basketball players.

blindrabbit 5 years, 2 months ago

Thats_: Kind of supports my 11.01 a.m. post about basketball recruits, and not just at KU. But don't get too full of yourself about KSU, they have had problems of thier own.

stuckinthemiddle 5 years, 2 months ago

let's hope that the fighting is over and everyone can move on and get along...

and win lots of games...

as for the national attention... other than Zack being a complete stud on the mound again last night... it's a slow sports news day... so far...

blindrabbit 5 years, 2 months ago

Escuse me spellin in 11:22 post! And I'm not even a K-Stater

Rickyonealku 5 years, 2 months ago

Is this what the NEW Kansas Football T-Shirts mean....History in the making????

rse1979 5 years, 2 months ago

If this really is just over a woman, she must be hot.

The football team should be leery of any attempts by the basketball team to smooth things over with a 5-story wooden Jayhawk rolled out at halftime of the USM game.

stuckinthemiddle 5 years, 2 months ago

rse1979 chuckling at your trojan reference... thank you...

puddleglum 5 years, 2 months ago

'catbacker' -"Upperclassmen (Sherron and Cole) - restore order and teach these underclassmen how to represent themselves and the university.

Right…because Sherron is such an outstanding individual."

ha! lil' kittycats out today. FINALLY! haven't heard much out of the mildcats lately, started to worry that they had folded up and become chief's fans or something.

Hows your football team doing buddy?

(raucous laughter)

Burton 5 years, 2 months ago

I love this town. Never a dull moment.

Matt Warman 5 years, 2 months ago

"Boys will be boys?" Barry Switzer

Labmonkey, ignore Missouri fans, or just say Ricky Clemmons.
This is all blown way out of proportion. Relax

jcnovacek 5 years, 2 months ago

These are college kids not professionals or role models. Just becasue they are in the spotlight doesn't change that they are kids. Cut him some slack.

Catbacker 5 years, 2 months ago

Puddle- “keep my crappy football team's name out ya’ mouth for you get smacked in it,” “(racial slur)s be muggin my horrible team ..you know I’m mugging back.”

hail2oldku 5 years, 2 months ago

Facebook is what made this thing bigger than what it really is. 10-15-20 years ago, this thing was happening as well you just didn't hear much about it because everyone wasn't as "connected" as they are now.

kitnkat 5 years, 2 months ago

jcnovacek, Those "kids" are in the national spotlight. They can't act like some dopey college kid. There is a reason they have to take PR lessons.

And Tyshawn should have known better than to post anything publicly. These kids needs more PR lessons.

napoleon969 5 years, 2 months ago

It might not be a bad idea for Coach Self to make sure, before he offers a scholarship to COLLEGE, that the recipient of that scholarship can read, write and speak ENGLISH. Thugs don't belong on the b-ball or football team; they belong in the hood. We'll see if Self and Mangino have any balls and set the boys straight.

Celeste Plitz 5 years, 2 months ago

This is completely disappointing to me, and I am embarrassed for the school. This is NOT the behavior I expect from my Jayhawks!!!

BigAl 5 years, 2 months ago

Just wondering how much more under the table money does Ron Prince still having coming?

I think that college students fighting over a girl pales in comparison.

iBANG 5 years, 2 months ago

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truman 5 years, 2 months ago

And you guys thought Kentucky had problems....

persevering_gal 5 years, 2 months ago

I saw the second fight today. One person was pushed down the stairs. The Morris Twins seemed to handle it very well by telling everyone to just let it go. Come on boys! We're all Jayhawks! Save that energy for the field and the court!

CLARKKENT 5 years, 2 months ago

DRMOODY,

"JACKASS", YOU SAID. "WAIT FOR DETAILS", YOU SAID.

DETAILS ARE NOW OUT.

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO GO SO WILL NOT HAVE TO DO THIS IN THE FUTURE.

mystery1 5 years, 2 months ago

According to the paper, "A nursing supervisor confirmed that Taylor was treated and released ." What's with that? Some nurse from the hospital called the media. Then he or she confirmed that Taylor was treated....seems to me with hippa that is against the law and the "nursing supervisor" really ought to lose their job.

Armen Kurdian 5 years, 2 months ago

You have got to be kidding me. Now a fight in the Chi-O fountain between the volleyball & softball teams...that would be something to watch!

kdennis 5 years, 2 months ago

this isn't the first time i've seen football players or basketball players act like spoiled rotten brats. i've been in class with them, they come in late, leave their ipod headphones in, don't pay attention, leave early at times, don't participate and they couldn't care less. they're spoiled, ku athletics and everyone around them feeds their egos and they're immature. this isn't all of them of course, but just the guys i've had class with. so it's no surprise that they're acting like babies.

Chris Golledge 5 years, 2 months ago

Young males fighting, reason unknown; hmm, what's her name?

ralphralph 5 years, 2 months ago

KU Police - you have a duty to maintain a safe and peaceful campus for ALL KU students, not just those who fill Lew's coffers. You are failing to do your duty, and you are cowering before the presence of Lew. Grow a pair and do your jobs, or quit. You should be ashamed.

Bob Forer 5 years, 2 months ago

I am dumbfounded. There's plenty of room in the Jayhawk tent for football and basketball. I used to wait impatiently for months on end for the basketball season to start. Now we have Sparky and Co to cheer on, which has been nothing but a treat. This kinda deflates my sails--for both programs. Here we are, like knaves and fools, spending our money and cheering on both teams, and the morons, behind the scenes, are fighting each other over nonsense.

I can't imagine Magino or Self to be the type that would allow such an environment tof animus to linger.

If Kegan is right--that this is not the first time--then the blame lies soley with Lew. I can't help but think this would have never happened if he would have been proactive in light of earlier reported incidents.

If discipline is to be meted out, Lew should be amongst those called to task.

What a shame, and so meaningless--and avoidable. ..

Rock Chalk, Fight your Brother Hawk Shame on KU.

Socratic 5 years, 2 months ago

There will likely be suspensions for both football and basketball players due to these incidents.

I hope the University will not get carried away and dismiss players from the teams.

Self is influential and did well in urging students not to get destructive after the NCAA Championship. I expect he and Mangino will reign in this incident and turn it into a positive by having the players work together to help the community with service projects.

Jeff Kilgore 5 years, 2 months ago

I got drunk at Emporia State my freshman year (31 years ago) and tore down hospital doors thinking that it was my dorm room. The nurses had finally had enough and called the cops. I was 19. Neither ESU nor the city of Emporia kicked me out or sent me home.

Far be it from me to condemn these kids. In fact, maybe it's time for the two teams to come together with their coaches and start over.

Jhawk09 5 years, 2 months ago

Well atleast we have one team staying focused and on top of things lately. BIG props up to the Women's team holding it down!....ranked number 22nd in the nation in a poll recently released .GOOD LUCK LADY JAYHAWKS!...ROCK JAYHAWK!

mosshawk 5 years, 2 months ago

hopefully we will all forget this incident by April when the guys cut down the nets in Indy

mosshawk 5 years, 2 months ago

And even earlier when we get to the big 12 championship against Texas for a rematch

mosshawk 5 years, 2 months ago

This game is fun i got it right the first time try 999,325?

kcmetro 5 years, 2 months ago

Has Tyshawn transferred to New Mexico yet?

kcmetro 5 years, 2 months ago

Maybe I am late to the party but has it been confirmed that there have been 3 fights now in total? Just heard.......didn't want to read all the blogs if I missed it....looks like the meeting worked Lou.

kcmetro 5 years, 2 months ago

From what I hear it was on campus this morning before noon...

hiphopsux 5 years, 2 months ago

Since when have football and basketball players had a hard time finding dates. Why fight over a chick when you got twenty more ready to step into their shoes. Idiotic.

kcmetro 5 years, 2 months ago

Did they say if it was his shooting hand? Basketball shooting hand just to clarify.....

3up3down 5 years, 2 months ago

Oh how you are correct Newmedia. "Boys will be boys!!" Especially when a young lady is involved. It all revolves around what happened with her. Dating one sports player and well doing something else with a different sports player. That will bring out the worst in any teenager.

fancy80 5 years, 2 months ago

One of the posters on Fox sports wanted to know which side was throwing out the racial slurs. Ummm, gee was it the basketball team or the football team? Why does everything ALWAYS have to be about race these days? Seems like we hear that more and more. Anyway, I don't like giving anyone (MU or K-State) any material to goof on us, and I want our players to represent the University of Kansas in the manner the University deserves. Clearly, what happened last night and earlier day is not my idea of "representing". Having said all of this, I trust Coach Self and Coach Mangino and I firmly believe these incidents are behind us.

fancy80 5 years, 2 months ago

Someone was overheard calling Cole a big white oaf and it was on. I don't even know what a "oaf" is, but it must be bad.

kcmetro 5 years, 2 months ago

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fancy80 5 years, 2 months ago

okay, that last part I made up. Cole wasn't even around from what I read. I just thought it sounded funny, but then I thought I should correct myself before someone took it the wrong way. I did not see his name listed anywhere as even being involved in any of this.

fancy80 5 years, 2 months ago

kcmetro, thanks for not taking my comment literally and taking me to task for stating something that was not correct and asking me to prove it.
I do know that an ogre is not attractive, so I can see that being called an oaf would be bad. And for the record, I do not think that Cole is an oaf. I love Cole. I don't love him, love him. But he is one of my favorites.

kcmetro 5 years, 2 months ago

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The_Voice_of_Reason 5 years, 2 months ago

You go right ahead and play with yourself...

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