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100 years ago: Thousands of KU students burn stuffed tiger at campus pep rally

November 18, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 18, 1910:

  • “A stuffed Tiger was offered up to the Goddess of Victory in front of Fraser hall this morning. Two thousand wildly cheering students did the war dance with variations around the funeral pyre of kindling wood while his tigership went up in smoke. The Chancellor had declared a holiday at Chapel and all the students on the hill assembled after the ten o’clock meeting to give evidence of their loyalty to the University and faith in their gridiron warriors to overwhelm Missouri and regain the honor temporarily lost last Thanksgiving.”
  • “An athletic reorganization is in contemplation at Haskell which will reduce that institution from collegiate standing to one of secondary significance. In former years Haskell has been a name justly feared by other institutions, and frequently have the Jayhawkers and Cornhuskers tasted bitter defeat at [their] hands. In the future Haskell will play only high schools and second teams from small colleges. This is probably the last year that Haskell will play Nebraska, Manhattan and St. Louis.”

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