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The Jayhawk student section displays an enlarged and modified version of artist John Steuart Curry's "Tragic Prelude" painting, which features abolitionist John Brown holding a rifle, and in this case the 2008 National Championship trophy.

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TheShot122293 13 years, 2 months ago

Major, major kudos to those behind this banner. This is one of the best ones EVER in the Fieldhouse, which is saying a lot.

MrPilot 13 years, 2 months ago

Oh that is just pure awesome. That should be hanging up in the rafters somewhere.

kujayhawkster 13 years, 2 months ago

I wasn't in the group that made it. I did happen to get stuck behind them though, so I was holding it whenever they put it up. Pretty sweet from far away.

jhyphene 13 years, 2 months ago

I'm ready to call it the best sign I've seen at a KU game.

Dale Sprague 13 years, 2 months ago

Awesome Banner !! It should be hung for a day this week in the Kansas House of Representatives !!

Rock_Chalk_NYC 13 years, 2 months ago

One of the best banners I've ever seen in AFH too! Great job!!

Mike Blur 13 years, 2 months ago

This mural demands a permanent place somewhere in AFH.

lance1jhawk 13 years, 2 months ago

Nice job students...Best picture ever in AFH.

sevenyearhawk 13 years, 2 months ago

When they unfurled that thing ...

the place went ABSOLUTELY FREAKING BERSERK!!!!!!!

RockChalkJayBlog 13 years, 2 months ago

well it was unfurled at noonish..and I saw it get unfurled and the place didn't go beserk.

If you mean when it was shown on camera, then you're right.

sdoyel 13 years, 2 months ago

Come on KUsports.com! Make some Wallpapers already!

tsweat 13 years, 2 months ago

I'm in the camping group that made that sign and the guys that made it said it took somewhere around 172 pieces of computer paper. pretty dedicated guys to say the least. I was very impressed with the sign

kumax77 13 years, 2 months ago

whoa... agreed. One of the MOST creative banners I've ever seen. Anywhere! Definitely, save this banner and give it a place in AFH... or, in the Hall of Fame. Awesome. RCJHGKU

Jonathan Kealing 13 years, 2 months ago

Wallpapers by the end of the day.

Jonathan Kealing Online editor LJWorld.com / Lawrence Journal-World / 6News

TerrierHawk 13 years, 2 months ago

Where can I get this on a T-Shirt? I gotta have one for tournament time.

bubbish 13 years, 2 months ago

HANG IT in AFH!!! What needs to be done to get this in the rafters??????

astanley86 13 years, 2 months ago

I love how great the poster turned out! I am just so glad we beat MU and I think this sign really pumped up the crowd. Our group put this together, we all helped on it. I wouldn't have been so tricky had I not dropped all of the 171 peices of paper adding another complication to the process - put together this giant puzzle. kudos to everyone who helped me. I would love to display it in AFH, I'll look into it!

lv_jhwk 13 years, 2 months ago

For those who can't wait for the wallpaper (as I couldn't)...right click on the above photo, choose "Save Image As", and the pic will be saved on your computer. You can then use it as your desktop image, email it to other KU fans, or whatever else you want to do with it!

lv_jhwk 13 years, 2 months ago

And I must add that I don't know if any banner has ever got my blood pumping the way this one did. The combination of the opponent and this image (chosen for obvious reasons) are too much! Rivalry overload!!

mom_of_three 13 years, 2 months ago

Sorry to disagree, but PLEASE don't hang it in Allen Fieldhouse.
John Brown was just a small part of the "Bleeding kansas" era. Kind of a disservice to those who voted, owned land, and who were actually citizens of the state who stuck it out for the long haul. Don't like the mural in the statehouse either. John Brown had good ideas about equality and abolitionism, but the only reason he came to kansas was for violent resistance. He may represent a "border war" but he shouldn't represent Kansas basketball

TheShot122293 13 years, 2 months ago

I somewhat disagree with you, mom of three. You're right that he was just a part of the Bleeding Kansas era, but it was not small symbolically. His methods were obviously morally gray at best, but I like having the painting in the statehouse.

I do agree that it shouldn't be in the Fieldhouse permanently, but how about the banner being hung once a year, every year, when a certain band of ruffians (i.e. non-Final-Four-achieving basketball washouts) comes to defile our beloved home? I think that would give the banner the appropriate meaning, which is specific to the Border War and not general to Kansas basketball.

Besides, it's just plain fun.

Mike Barnhart 13 years, 2 months ago

Cool poster. Part of a GREAT atmosphere. Don't even THINK about making it a permanent part of Allen Fieldhouse.

It's not "beware" worthy. Take it to a local bar and wallpaper a wall with it.

tkramer 13 years, 2 months ago

Why would you hang it anywhere? Yes, it was a really cool part of the game yesterday, but a bunch of color copies put together do not a mural make.

Brad Miller 13 years, 2 months ago

Outstanding!!! Its enlarged version now graces my desktop. Thanks and congrats to all involved.

MrPilot 13 years, 2 months ago

"tkramer (anonymous) says...

Why would you hang it anywhere? Yes, it was a really cool part of the game yesterday, but a bunch of color copies put together do not a mural make."

I think the way it was made makes it that much more awesome. I believe the original "Beware of the Phog" banner was made out of shower curtains. ;-)

jmleese 13 years, 2 months ago

Abolition and Basketball, That's What Kansas Does!

JayViking 13 years, 2 months ago

Hey Jesse,

Thanks for the link. However, none of those images seem to be linked correctly.

Jesse Newell 13 years, 2 months ago

JayViking — What problem are you having? I tried it, and it worked for me.

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