Other Kansas Athletics

Pete Mehringer in Wrestling gear

The Greatest Grappler

As a high school sophomore in Kinsley, Mehringer coached his school’s wrestling team to fourth-place finish in the 1927 state championship, where he himself won the individual title. Two years later, the ambitious youngster, hitchhiked to state.

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Left to right: Glenn Cunningham, Wilson "Buster" Charles, Coach Brutus Hamilton, Jim Baush, and Clyde Coffman.

In The Olympic Spotlight

During the summer of 1932 athletes from both Haskell University and KU represented Lawrence in the Summer Olympics.

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1890 KU's football team

Primary Colors

Before the inception of intercollegiate athletics at KU in 1890, the University’s official colors were sky blue and corn yellow; however, by 1891, the athletic board sought a single, distinguished, and darker color for KU football and basketball teams.

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