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A rivalry for LHS?
¢ The Lawrence High School Chesty Lions mascot gets a little ribbing in today's [Aspen Times]. Apparently, a columnist there thinks a local high school's logo looks like a jockstrap, so he's suggesting that school play the Chesty Lions in a battle of risque mascots, of sorts.Maybe Basalt could set up a preseason intra-state contest between its 'Straps and the Lawrence (Kan.) Chesty Lions - they're just proud, not well-endowed, according to the school's website.¢ J.R. Giddens, the former KU basketball player now better known for his involvement in the Moon Bar melee, says he's itching to get back on the basketball court for the University of New Mexico. He's profiled in the [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]."That's kind of how it was for me," Giddens said. "I'm practicing with the guys, running, eating with them, everything, hanging out. Then every game day they get to suit up and I suit up in just a little different way.¢ Former KU provost David Shulenburger, now vice president of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, is quoted in this [Campus Progress] story about college rankings put out by U.S. News and World Report.In response to Kelly's claim that the ever-expanding U.S. News rankings are just something the magazine "fell into" publishing, David Shulenburger, vice president of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, joked, "[U.S. News] fell into rankings like Krispy Kreme fell into doughnuts," alluding to the considerable revenue U.S. News generates from their annual college guide.¢ Impressed by the Oklahoma State marching band when they were in town for a football game two weeks ago? Apparently a lot of people were, including the OSU athletic department, which decided to send the band to another away game. You can read about in the [Daily Collegian], the OSU student newspaper._ After the Oct. 14 game at the University of Kansas, the athletic department decided to send the entire band to a second away game this season.The Spirit of Oklahoma State University will pack up and head to Lubbock, Texas, to perform at halftime at the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.The band's opportunity to travel to another away game is the result of hard work and a job well-done.¢ Roger Shimomura, a retired KU art professor, has opened an exhibit at Goshen College, according to the [Goshen College Record]. The rest of us might know our three R's, but Roger Shimomura knows his three P's: painting, printmaking and performance art. Shimomura is the Goshen College 2006 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist.¢ Canadian press are taking interest in British Columbia native Jon Cornish's success this year on the KU football field. Here's a story that ran on the [Metro Toronto] site._Kansas started its season strong, winning its first two games and three of its first four, but has dropped four straight. The Jayhawks led last week's game versus Baylor 35-17 heading into the fourth.Still, Cornish registered his 10th career 100-yard game to move into sixth on the school's all-time list. Cornish's next 100-yard performance will move him into a tie for fourth with none other than Gayle Sayers."Jon has run the ball very well," Kansas head coach Mark Mangino said on the school's website. "He's also benefiting from an offensive line that is producing extremely well in the run game. : http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20061027/SPORTS/110270064 : http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/sports/colleges/15862915.htm : http://campusprogress.org/features/1254/rank-this : http://www.ocolly.com/read_story.php?a_id=31000 : http://www.goshen.edu/record/Front_Page?&blockCB12submit=File&blockCB12dn=mnF%3D20061026Shimomura.html%2CmnOD%3DArts%2CmnOD%3DFall%202006%2CmnOD%3DMy%20Documents%2Cdc%3Drecord%2Cdc%3Dwww%2Cdc%3Dgoshen%2Cdc%3Dedu&_single=CB12&_singleNav=1&blockCB12preview= : http://www.metronews.ca/storyCP.aspx?pg=./f102636A.xml