Archive for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Positive gesture

Kansas University’s decision to allow community workouts back in Memorial Stadium is a great move.

June 7, 2011


The return of Red Dog’s Dog Days to Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium this year is a nice renewal of “town-gown” cooperation in Lawrence.

The stadium had been home for many years of the popular workouts organized by Don “Red Dog” Gardner and his wife, Beverly, but for the last two years, KU athletic department officials had declared the facility off-limits. Both morning and evening workouts continued at the fields east of KU’s Robinson Gym.

Shortly before Dog Days started its session this week, however, participants were informed that the 6 a.m. workouts would return to Memorial Stadium; 6 p.m. workouts still will be outside Robinson Gym.

Don Gardner said Monday that about 550 “happy people” showed up Monday morning excited to be working out in Memorial Stadium. He also expressed his gratitude to new Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger and other KU athletic officials for allowing some of the workouts to return to their traditional home. It’s a nice gesture and a recognition of the important and positive relationship that should exist between KU and the city it calls home.


none2 2 years, 10 months ago

Just out of curiosity, why is the evening group unable to return? Are they having practices in the stadium in the evening?


Bob Forer 2 years, 10 months ago

For once, a urinal world editorial I can agree with.


readit 2 years, 10 months ago

Yea! Nothing like having Dog Days in the stadium. Thanks from Lawrence!!!


grimpeur 2 years, 10 months ago

Sheahon! Shea to the Z! Sha-Zizzle!

Good move.


Kookamooka 2 years, 10 months ago

Great move Zenger! I'm feeling the love for KU Athletics again where I hadn't for a long time.


cheeseburger 2 years, 10 months ago

Kudos to Dr. Zenger for making this happen.

Jeers to Perkins, Mangino, Marchiony and Co. who ran Dog Days off in the first place.


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