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Did you know that the very first Olympic Gold medal in Basketball was won by a team from McPherson, Kansas?

wildcat 2012/08/11 02:16:32
Wow, I did not know that.
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Globe Refiners in 1936. The games were played out doors. USA beat Canada in the gold medal game in the rain. Four inches of mud covered the court.
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  • Mrkando 2012/08/11 03:45:07
    Wow, I did not know that.
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    I've lived in Kansas most of my life but I didn't know this. That happens only 5 years before I was born. I grew up only 47 miles from Manhattan but never went to college.
  • Jester M.S. 2012/08/11 02:20:51
    Who cares?
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    Actually, Yes, I did know that, but its fairly common knowledge around these parts. Especially since I have lived here my whole life and am also a KU grad.

    I could go on for eons about the history of KU basketball, but since I am assuming you are most likely either from Manhattan or a State grad from your avatar, I will spare you the long and sorted tale.
  • wildcat Jester ... 2012/08/11 02:23:57
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    I am so old I can remember when KU was a football school and K-State was the basketball power.
  • Jester ... wildcat 2012/08/11 02:30:53
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    My Dad says the same thing.

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