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100 years ago: Nebraska hands KU its first basketball loss of the season

February 12, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 12, 1911:

  • “It was an unkind fate that permitted the Cornhuskers to invade the Kansas camp and score the first defeat of the season against the champion K. U. basket ball five last night. The score was 36 to 27. But it wasn’t the fault of the K. U. basket tossers that they piled up a less total of points than this opponent. They tried hard enough, but the Nebraska ‘hoodoo’ was too much to overcome. Time and again the big ball would wobble on the rim of the basket, and with the persistent contrariness of a soldier ‘in his cups,’ would drop outside the netting. Stuckey was sadly out of form last night. Half the time he couldn’t have located the basket had it been as big around as a hoop skirt.”
  • “Lincoln’s birthday falls on Sunday this year, and hence will be observed on the following day. The banks will be closed all day. The county and city officers will not open their doors. Uncle Sam and Andrew Carnegie do not recognize Lincoln’s birthday as a national holiday and hence the regular mail deliveries will be made. The public library will also maintain its usual hours.”
  • “Mattie Scott, 817 Pa., was fined $100 and sentenced to 30 days in jail this afternoon for selling a half-pint of whiskey to Andrew Nostrum of Richland. The farmer testified that he paid 50 cents for the liquor.”

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