During Kansas's big game earlier this month against Kansas State, among those spotted in the stands was porn star Samantha Ryan.
Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend gave her the tickets, and she tweeted a promising thank you along with a picture of her posing with the Kansas Jayhawk mascot.
Such spirit is admirable. But, really, could you expect anything less from an award-winning actress -- Adult Video News' selection for best group sex scene -- in the immortal Butt Pirates of the Caribbean.
What do we know about Samantha Ryan's college fandom? Well, she wanted to spend her 32nd birthday in Lawrence, Kan., and she's still upset at Roy Williams for leaving, "Roy was center of our world when I was @ KU but he left @ a time that broke our hearts. Poor timing was like a stab n back," Ryan tweeted. Later, she tweeted Bill Self was a modern-day Superman, "Plus, Self has carried on the tradition even better than Williams did so in the end, it's all about BILL SELF! Woot!"
Almost as woot-worthy as Ms. Ryan's turn as director in 2007. Her film debut Sorority Sluts: Iota Eta Pi proved that college and porn go together like milk and cookies.
Townsend has caught a little heat over this, probably from Mrs. Townsend but Ryan said "Samantha" wasn't the one who got the tickets. She was on a plane as a regular person, not her porn star alter ego, and struck up a conversation with him.
Luckily the athletic department is backing him up:
"He was trying to be a good guy to a KU alum, and he was," Associate Athletics Director Jim Marchiony said. "That kind of thing happens to all of us in athletics. Many times your reaction is, 'Hey, yeah. Give me a call and if there are tickets available they are available."