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100 years ago: KU asks Athletic Assn. to contribute to new coach’s salary

March 31, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 31, 1911:

  • “The $2,000 salary which R. W. Sherwin, the new Jayhawker coach will receive, must be partially paid by the Athletic Association. Owing to the severe pruning which Stubbs gave the appropriation, the university feels unable to bear the $500 increase in a football coach’s salary. To meet the contingency the Athletic Association has been asked to contribute $1,000 a year towards the amount.”
  • “The birds in Lawrence will not be lonely in their tree-top nests during the long nights of the approaching spring and summer. They will not be the only out-door sleepers in the university town -- not by any means. Already there is a colony of sleeping-porch patricians anticipating the midsummer night’s dream out where refreshing breezes are gently wafted downward and the lights of the village gleam in the distance, where the disturbing croak of Kaw frogs can be heard in the distance -- preferably long distance. A few are already slumbering with genuine peacefulness on the upstairs back-porch.”

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