It’s lunchtime at the fraternity house. Guys with backpacks, crew socks and crew cuts greet the house mom, fill cups with blue Powerade, eat ham and cheese subs and mostly ignore the salad bar.
A blond-haired, green-eyed member in a red ball cap, Jayhawk sweatshirt and loafers — no socks — intercepts a freshman heading toward the dining room.
“Hey, are you eating right now?”
“Yeah, what’s up?” the freshman says.
“Do you mind feeding me?”
This is a daily ritual for Tom Babb.
And he’s not just heckling the freshman.
Babb, a sophomore from Evergreen, Colo., had just finished his first semester as a Beta Theta Pi fraternity pledge at the University of Kansas when an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He spent the following spring and summer recovering in hospitals and at home with his parents.
Babb, determined to return to KU, did so in fall 2016 and is …