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Archive for Monday, February 13, 2012

Heard on the Hill: Conference football likely to be set soon, brides-to-be exhale; KU music students offering free lessons; Kansas State coach wants everyone to stop swearing at KSU games

February 13, 2012

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• With the Big 12 Conference football schedule looking like it might finally be released, that comes as a huge sigh of relief to those planning weddings everywhere.

The New York Times covered this issue over the weekend, just as our fine paper has.

It’s not just a matter of hoping that your guests prioritize a wedding ahead of football (though that’s not always a sure thing for many people I know), it’s also a matter of ensuring that all the hotel rooms in the city aren’t booked solid on your big day.

Though TV networks apparently have the schedule, not even the hordes of Heard on the Hill tipsters have seen fit to leak it to the general public yet.

So all those brides-to-be will just have to keep waiting, along with the many other functions that get scheduled around football.

• Here’s a reminder of a pretty good program in KU’s Center for Community Outreach that some folks may not be aware of.

KU’s Music Mentors is a student-run organization that provides free instrumental and vocal lessons to students in elementary through junior high schools. Student musicians provide the lessons.

The types of lessons offered are pretty wide, and include piano, voice, guitar, violin and more.

Though the program is designed for those who do not have the means to acquire music lessons on their own, there are no income requirements, a representative of the group told me.

Anyone can apply, and interested people can email mmentors@ku.edu.

• And finally, just in time for tonight’s KU-Kansas State basketball game, here’s a polite message from Kansas State head coach Frank Martin.

The coach has apparently noticed some salty language being slipped into a few Kansas State chants directed KU’s way.

Here’s some more information.

This is not necessarily a big surprise (Though KU, of course, is not immune from chants with nasty language in them, either).

What is surprising, however, is this particular line from the fiery coach in his message to students.

“As I work at completely eliminating profanity from my actions, I ask you to help me by not using chants that contain profanity,” he said. “There is no place in education, or representing K-State, for any of us to use profanity.”

I’m relatively adept at lip-reading (and it’s usually not too hard to decipher what the vein-popping coach is trying to say on the sidelines), and I’ll have to watch tonight to see how the coach is doing in his mission.

It may well depend on how well the Jayhawks do in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Whether KU plays football or not, Heard on the Hill will keep chugging away, so you’d better keep submitting your tips to ahyland@ljworld.com.

Comments

oldvet 2 years, 10 months ago

“As I work at completely eliminating profanity from my actions, I ask you to help me by not using chants that contain profanity,” he said. “There is no place in education, or representing K-State, for any of us to use profanity.”

What we usually hear from K-State fans is laced with profanity, such as...

"@#$% &^%, we lost to @#$%^& KU again!"

buffalo63 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm always pleased when coaches use their position to teach more than the fundamentals of their sport, but sportsmanship as well as life lessons. I thought Mike Anderson at Missouri taught a great lesson when he benched several players and dismissed one of the better players from the team for being involved in a night club shooting; and right before the KU game. He couldn't have sent a better message to every student, although some still don't get it!

irvan moore 2 years, 10 months ago

frank won't be frank without the f word

squawkhawk 2 years, 10 months ago

That would be like Mark Mangino asking people not to eat too much.

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