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Jerry Waugh Assistant coach for 1957 Jayhawks
Ron Loneski Starter for 1957 Jayhawks
Monte Johnson Player for 1957 Jayhawks

50 years later

Still smarting after all these years

On March 23, 1957, in Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, an undefeated band of toughies from New York City playing for the University of North Carolina defeated sophomore Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas University, 54-53, in three overtimes. On that day, a wound was opened that to this day festers. Read on...

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  • Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan talks with Bill Mayer, then a sports writer for the Journal-World (11:41).
  • Tom Keegan talks with Bill Snead, who shot the '57 championship game as a photographer for the Journal- World (22:24).

Photos: The '57 Jayhawks

1957 Program

1957 Program

View the '57 NCAA Final Four program (35MB)