Friday, November 11, 2011

Looking at KU 11’s on 11-11


At 11:11 and 11 seconds this morning or at 11:11 and 11 seconds tonight, when the calendar reads 11/11/11, Kansas University basketball fans might want to reflect on the contributions of some former Jayhawks who made the school proud back when they wore No. 11.

Late great Otto Schnellbacher, known as the Double Threat from Sublette because he played both football and basketball, wore the number on the basketball court from 1946-48. Pass-first point guards Mark Turgeon (1984-87), Jacque Vaughn (1994-97) and Aaron Miles (2002-05) also wore No. 11.

Aishah Sutherland wears it for the women’s basketball team that opens its season at 2 p.m. Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse against Western Michigan. Senior A.J. Steward, No. 11 and a reserve tight end, plays his final home game Saturday in Memorial Stadium against Baylor for a 1 p.m. kickoff.


kusportsdotcom 10 years, 6 months ago

This was an awesome article. Deserves an award.

s6u6r6f 10 years, 6 months ago

I think they're called Pulitzers.

Rock Chalk.

Jeff Coffman 10 years, 6 months ago

There had to be more than 11 players wearing #11 over the 111 years of KU sports.

This could have been a much better article, if there was some research involved.

OmahaJHawk 10 years, 6 months ago

National Champion Lincoln Minor wore #11.

Kc Ticketguy 10 years, 6 months ago

I'm pretty sure someone did 11 seconds worth of research to write this article. The person who wrote it probably didn't make it to 11th grade and/or they might be 11 years old. The author probably had to take his GED test 11 times.

flyingfinn 10 years, 6 months ago

Wow its still football season and basketball is about to start and this is all you can come up with....."c'mon man!"

deberg81 10 years, 6 months ago

Your snide comments make me want to punch you in the face 11 times. I'd love to come to your place of work and heckle you. The negativity from KU fans on these message boards make us all look really bad as a fan base. If you don't like the article don't read it.

bad_dog 10 years, 6 months ago

Unfortunately, you won't know whether you will dislike it until you read it.

Just my 11 cents worth...

Iandhi 10 years, 6 months ago

Immediately after reading this article I was positive that it was worthless; however, once I read these great posts I now have a true appreciation of its value. No article no posts. 11.

David Friend 10 years, 6 months ago

The articles always suck. its the post that's worth reading:)

Make_Ur_Free_Throws 10 years, 6 months ago

Looking forward to 12-12-12!

Thanks to all for the humorous posts above, got a smile & good laugh!

Rock Chalk

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