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Let's face it, it's only human nature to feel a great deal of pride and accomplishment when a group of knowledgeable people pick you as the best in your field. Ask those who have been picked or been close.
How can you call us residents of the poor-house when we have the largest endowment and alumni support of any school in the Big Eight conference and a library that contains 1,250,000 volumes?
Or were you speaking merely athletically? If so, our facilities rank most favorably among our associates: a football stadium that seats 51,500 and a 17,000-seat field house that is the second largest college-owned plant in the nation.
Last year we led the nation in home basketball attendance, with 13,208 per game, and, even with a losing football season, averaged 35,614 paid admissions for home games.
This poorhouse talk is a far cry from the way some of our rivals were referring to us a few years ago after Wilt Chamberlain decided to come to Kansas to play basketball and Gale Sayers showed up for football.
KING OF THE SEA
Incidentally, for a man who hadn't sailed his boat for more than a year, I would say that His Majesty did very well. Sailing in a fleet of 35 topnotch Dragons in a seven-race series for the world championship, he finished 11th, coming on strong toward the end. He had two thirds in the last two races, and was nudged out of second place in the last race by a matter of two feet.