Archive for Thursday, September 22, 2005

Bad behavior

September 22, 2005


To the editor:

As a devoted Kansas University alumnus of several decades, I was pleased to attend the football game with Louisiana Tech on Sept. 17. The atmosphere was exciting, a beautiful evening, filled with the spirit, color, music and enthusiasm of college life.

Then the teams were introduced. As the men of Louisiana Tech ran in, they were met by a loud chorus of boos from the east stands, which reverberated throughout the stadium. How sad! Such poor sportsmanship!

That was a team with no long rivalry with KU, no basis for animosity. They had journeyed to Lawrence for a game when the families of many of the team members had been dislocated and had lost so much to Hurricane Katrina. They did not deserve to be treated cruelly and thoughtlessly by Jayhawk fans. I was ashamed.

Please, my fellow KU supporters, remember that football is a game for fun and extend to opposing teams the courtesy and sportmanship which honors KU, not that which diminishes its stature.

Terry Fiske,

Castle Rock, Colo.


Kookamooka 12 years, 7 months ago

Ouch! Kansans have a bad National reputation as being backwards and ignorant.

Jamesaust 12 years, 7 months ago

Its not bad enough that Kansas now has a bad rep for poor sportsmanship in basketball?

Bruce Bertsch 12 years, 7 months ago

Oh come on...if sportsmanship is all that matters, why do we keep score? I doubt anyone from La Tech complained.

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