Archive for Sunday, November 18, 2012

100 years ago: ‘Indiscreet’ fans cause small riot downtown by cheering for opposing team

November 18, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 18, 1912:

  • “The Topeka rooters who accompanied their team to Lawrence Saturday were feeling pretty good over their victory when they came up town, but they were indiscreet in their celebration of the win. When they arrived up town they ran into the crowd of K.U. students watching the progress of the game at the Journal-World office. Just at this time Ernie Frank made his sensational play that put the Nebraskans in the lead and some Topeka rooter deemed this the proper time for a ‘Hurrah for Nebraska.’ Others took it up and then the K.U. boys sought vengeance and fisticuffs followed in which a number of the young upstarts from the capital city were taught a few things about the Kansas spirit which they had not known before. The police finally quelled the riot and the Topekans sought their train.”
  • “There is a mad rush for tickets for the Missouri-Kansas game at McCook Field on Saturday and already all of the choice seats are gone and the number of second rate seats is being rapidly cut down. Many persons who were undecided whether or not to witness the game have made up their minds since Saturday and ticket sellers are doing a rushing business. Already the seat sale has exceeded the sale made at Columbia last year and the indications are that the entire lot of tickets will be sold by the time the game opens…. Missouri will send 1,500 people out of Columbia alone. Kansas City will send a vast delegation of both Missouri and Kansas alumni and visitors will come from all parts of the state.”
  • “George Atkinson, the big press agent, who was in Lawrence last September, is in town with films showing the circus from the bill poster to the manager’s office. The films which are said to be almost as good as the real thing will be shown at the Oread theater today and tomorrow.”


Ron Holzwarth 5 years, 7 months ago

You know what this reminds me of? I wouldn't want to name a name, of course,,,

When I was in high school, there was a basketball game with an out of town team in progress when a star member of our team got the ball. Dribbling and running with no opposition, he ran all the way down the court, threw the ball through the hoop, and made a score for the opposing team!

And now, over 40 years later, he has still not lived it down.

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