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Edited by Gay Flood
September 21, 1987
NILE KINNICK'S LEGACYIn the eyes of a teenager, Nile Kinnick was even more charismatic than your story suggests (Nile Kinnick, Aug. 31). In 1939 I attended a boys' camp in Wisconsin where Nile was one of the many counselors who were big-time college athletes. There was a special quality about Nile that set him apart. He had a gentleness, a genuine respect for even the most poorly coordinated kid in the camp. He also abstained from the locker room vulgarity and coarseness so often displayed by today's jocks. When choosing up sides for any sport, we all wanted to be on Nile's team.
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September 21, 1987

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Realizing that my opinion might be considered biased, I decided to find a comment from an objective observer. I didn't have to search long: "...neither Texas Tech with its elegant campus nor air as clear as Steuben glass has enabled Lubbock to shake its unsophisticated image...." What publication would describe Texas Tech's campus as elegant? Why, none other than SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (A Real Lulu in Lubbock, by Ron Reid, Nov. 8, 1976).
JOEL BRANDENBERGER
Austin, Texas

The beauty of the Texas Tech campus is in the eye of the beholder. See my photo of 1976-80 Tech cheerleader Nancy Holt (below).
BLAKE TAYLOR
Dallas

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