Campus Corner

Weis upset at school newspaper, vents frustration on Twitter

Updated: 2012-10-05T14:28:16Z


The Kansas City Star

— Just two days before Kansas and Kansas State do battle in the annual Sunflower Showdown, Kansas coach Charlie Weis took to Twitter on Thursday to express some frustration with what he apparently felt was undeserved coverage in the University Daily Kansan, the KU student newspaper.

“Team slammed by our own school newspaper,” Weis tweeted. “Amazing! No problem with opponents paper or local media. You deserve what you get! But, not home!”

The tweet likely stemmed from a cover illustration in the Thursday edition of the Daily Kansan, which featured a hulking Willie the Wildcat ready to dominate a tiny Jayhawk. The headline: "Road Kill Ahead"

Weis added that he didn’t care about the image, but that he did want to stick up for his players.

“I personally could care less. You are what (sic) are," he tweeted. "On the other hand, if I don't support the players good or bad, who will??”

Weis has become an active Twitter user during his first season in Lawrence. He often uses his account to dole out compliments to KU athletes in other sports or promote his “Hannah and Friends” Foundation.

Earlier this week, after a controversial tweet from a player during Kansas’ bye week, Weis told reporters that he didn’t believe in controlling players on Twitter or other parts of social media.

“We really profess using common sense,” Weis said. “And for any player, or any coach to get on Twitter and say anything at all disrespectful to another team, just makes no sense.”

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