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Tuesday, March 8

Capistrano has nothing on KU

Sparrows invaded Allen Fieldhouse

It all started over a cup of coffee. Several local fans were discussing with a Kansas University official the location of their seats for the March 1 Kansas-Kansas State basketball game — the night of the dedication of Allen Fieldhouse.

Wednesday, March 2

Big 'first nighter' crowd at fieldhouse sees great show

Comfortable halftime game lead sets stage for 35-minute pageant

With Kansas University leading Kansas State, 44-33, at halftime last night in the magnificent new fieldhouse, "The Story of Basketball," a 35-minute halftime pageant honoring Dr. Forrest C. (Phog) Allen started off with a happy and anxious audience. The huge crowd of Kansas followers wasn't disappointed in any way.