burgundyhawk (Leo Hawkins)


Comment history

Letter: WSU respect

As a native Wichitan, KU alumnus, and current Lawrence resident, I am extremely proud of Wichita State. I spent many a year attending Shockers games as a child in the late-70s and early 80s. During the Gene Smithson era. Those were great memories! The Shocker basketball program has a unique and great history of players, coaches, and administrators that may surprise some folks. With that said, WSU's current big time success is very recent. It will take years of sustained success at their current level before they gain a following that will rival KU in hoops. I think that WSU is getting the right amount of statewide/regional attention. They are now being covered on all of Kansas City's news stations -- which they weren't just year ago. Shocker fans, be patient and stay focused on your team.

The idea that WSU plays a mediocre schedule cannot be helped considering their conference. They were Final Four participants last year, and are undefeated this year after 20 games. 20-0 is strong, no matter who you play. They've played similar teams like that in the past and had losing records. So, it really doesn't matter. When the NCAA tourney rolls around, that is where true national success lies. KU teams of past vintage -- Big XII conference champion teams at that -- have suffered monumental losses in the NCAA tournament, and obviously, great success -- Final Fours, National Titles!

This native Wichitan will be rooting on the Shockers from my home in Lawrence. It really makes me proud to see how well they are doing what with the positive vibes it is giving to the Wichita community -- not to mention my Shocker family members. But, as a KU alumnus, it is Rock Chalk first in my household.

January 25, 2014 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cancer defeated, Bigg's Barbecue owner ready to help feed hundreds on Christmas

Yea Doug!!! Great news for Doug and his family -- and the Lawrence Community. Doug Holiday is one of the best people in the world.

December 24, 2013 at 7:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Hall targets property on Memorial Stadium grounds for transit center

Putting a Transit Hub right on that edge of the campus is poor logic. What is positives of having it there? It would be completely taking up space in the tailgate area during football season. That area is congested already during the season, why make it worse?

June 22, 2013 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How would you improve downtown Lawrence?

Put a Whole Foods in the former Borders Bookstore building. Add a fresh seafood restaurant again. Have policemen patrol Mass on foot after 7pm on weekends.

June 12, 2013 at 6:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU wins NCAA women's track title

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!! NCAA CHAMPS!!!!

June 8, 2013 at 6:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Devil, you say: Ottawa standout Semi Ojeleye says Duke best fit

Duke is a great decision. My brother played football there in the 90's. As a KU alumnus, I would have to say that Duke has much more to offer a student than KU. It is a tremendous academic school with great resources -- one of the most prestigious universities in the country. For a kid from Ottawa, KS to have the opportunity to go there, and to play basketball too, is an absolute no-brainer decision. Good luck Semi!

January 11, 2013 at 7:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Forget the strikeouts; Self's still landing top recruits

Talent is HALF of what makes a successfully consisitent winning program. Coaching is the other half. So long as Bill Self is our coach, we will be fine.

September 26, 2012 at 7:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU AD Zenger: Memorial Stadium changes coming ... just not for a while

I completely agree with your comments.

July 12, 2012 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Brownback defends closure of Lawrence SRS office; local lawmaker says decision wasn't data driven

Co-locating state offices would be great. I've always wondered why all of these state offices are scattered all over town. You make a lot of sense.

July 7, 2011 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence voters approve $18 million library expansion

Totally agree. $18 million for a library expansion? Waste of money.

November 3, 2010 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )