Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 1997

JERSEYS, BANNERS STOLEN FROM FIELDHOUSE

November 12, 1997

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Replica jerseys worn by Danny Manning and Lynette Woodard, the highest scoring players in Kansas basketball history, and three banners signifying 100 years of KU basketball have been stolen from Allen Fieldhouse.

Darren Cook, director of facilities for the KU athletic department, said the five items were probably taken sometime Monday.

"We're darned sure the 100-year banners were here this morning," Cook said.

The stolen jersey replicas were hanging high in the south end of the fieldhouse. The filched banners were situated over the lower level entryways in the southwest, northwest and northeast corners. A similar banner in the southeast end wasn't taken.

"It's a good guess they were all taken at the same time," Cook said.

Cook said the jerseys cost $600 apiece and the banners $400 each.

"If someone has them, everybody knows where they came from," Cook said. "There's nothing they can do with them. We'd ask no questions if they'd show up here."

Cook estimated it would take three weeks to have the missing items duplicated.

"Hopefully, they'll be returned," Cook said. "We don't want to have to spend $1,200 on jerseys and the same on banners."

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