Commissioner Hack drops proposal to rename part of Missouri Street after coach Fambrough

City commissioners won’t debate, after all, whether a portion of Missouri Street should be renamed in honor of a former Kansas University football coach.

Commissioner Sue Hack has pulled from consideration her idea to rename Missouri Street — from 10th to 11th streets — in honor of former KU football coach and longtime Missouri foe Don Fambrough. The item had been scheduled for debate at tonight’s City Commission meeting.

The proposed renaming drew sharp criticism from fellow Commissioner Boog Highberger, who said the renaming of a street over a sports rivalry was “petty.”

Hack indicated she would work with KU and its Athletic Department to determine an alternative manner to honor Fambrough.