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KU, Boston Celtics legend Jo Jo White dies at 71

In all my years while a student I attended only one Jayhawk away game, and it was the Texas Western game in Lubbock. That game was too big to miss, what with Jo Jo White and the massive press coverage of the cinderella Texas Western Minors rise in the NCAA Tournament. The atmosphere was beyond electric; it was unending pandemonium start to finish. Jeers and cheers bordering the obscene flew freely the entire game; the fabled post-Wilt the Stilt Hawks were definitely in enemy territory of West Texas and El Paso. It was deafening!
Yes, the photos confirmed Jo Jo's step that crushed us. His right heel as I recall barely touched the bounds line as what today would have been a "Svi from the corner 3 pointer" left Jo Jo's fingers and nailed the bucket for the winning 2! But there wasn't a Hawk in the crowd that believed the ref's call until those photos emerged. We honestly left believing we had been home-towned in the the worse of all ways!
Athletes of pure class and talent were the models of that day. Jo Jo lead that pack together with Gayle Sayers. The privilege of being a Jayhawk began back then and has never died. May Jo Jo rest in peace; his memories and legend never will.

January 17, 2018 at 7:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

HawkInMac

In all my years while a student I attended only one Jayhawk away game, and it was the Texas Western game in Lubbock. That game was too big to miss, what with Jo Jo White and the massive press coverage of the cinderella Texas Western Minors rise in the NCAA Tournament. The atmosphere was beyond electric; it was unending pandemonium start to finish. Jeers and cheers bordering the obscene flew freely the entire game; the fabled post-Wilt the Stilt Hawks were definitely in enemy territory of West Texas and El Paso. It was deafening!

Yes, the photos confirmed Jo Jo's step that crushed us. His right heel as I recall barely touched the bounds line as what today would have been a "Svi from the corner 3 pointer" left Jo Jo's fingers and nailed the bucket for the winning 2! But there wasn't a Hawk in the crowd that believed the ref's call until those photos emerged. We honestly left believing we had been home-towned in the the worse of all ways!

Athletes of pure class and talent were the models of that day. Jo Jo lead that pack together with Gayle Sayers. The privilege of being a Jayhawk began back then and has never died. May Jo Jo rest in peace; his memories and legend never will.

January 17, 2018 at 6:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Day After: Simply put, one of the best games in Allen Fieldhouse history

A Gladiators' fight to the death in the Colosseum! No lesser descriptor is worthy of the titanic battle won. Kudos to all for leaving it all on the Court of the Phog! RCJH

January 6, 2016 at 1:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sooners survive scare from short-handed Kansas

Here's a link to Yahoo Sports article on Alexander's possible situation. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/public-f...

What's missing now is a copy of the UCC Financing Statement.

March 7, 2015 at 8:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A tip of the cap to KU's Jamari Traylor for role in Monday night's court-storming fiasco at K-State

Let's see: Prosecutor is employed by the City of Manhattan and so is the Municipal Judge. Shame the case couldn't be transferred to Lawrence City Municipal Court for prosecution!

February 25, 2015 at 2:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-State court-storming drawing reviews from several organizations

I'd add two other options for Big 12 sanctions against K-State.

1. Take away next year's home game with KU and require it to be played either at a neutral court, such as the Sprint Center, or be played at Allen Fieldhouse; or

2. Strip K-State of TV revenues it would have received for Monday night's game and give either to Big 12 or to KU.

RCJH

February 25, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Fake punt a risk not worth taking

Ohio State v. Northwestern Saturday night. Almost same situation but OSU called the fake punt. The run result was the same, and the only difference was Northwestern got 3 not 7 points. Even the good teams can make the same mistake. Just saying.

October 7, 2013 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU becomes pioneer in using virtual reality to enhance football program

Interesting! Any idea what the cost is??

March 27, 2013 at 7:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU to wear alternate adidas camo uniforms in Big 12 tournament

JUST SAY NO ! Fans endure corporatification of our University's athletic department too much already. Why throw it in our faces again and again by knuckling under to another mega-corporation's marketing, profit program?

This is just another "one small step" into the abyss of corporate greed.

March 1, 2013 at 7:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mono-dramatic: Jayhawks sloppy in new jerseys

Put those corporate uniforms to good use: Donate to the KU Alumni Association or a local charity and hold an online auction! Give fans a chance to buy a piece of basketball history while helping a good cause and obliterating the worst, most classless idea the athletic department has done that I can remember.

We watch every game; fly the KU flag every day; and love this team. But we "TV fans" struggled almost as much as the guys did the whole game. Quickly seeing and knowing who's doing what was nearly impossible, and we were amazed how much missing quick identity hurt the game for us.

I've been charitable restraining my real thoughts. Now be charitable with these abominations and let them do some real good for people who need some help!

January 29, 2013 at 6:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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