Missouri town calls on KU to drop Jayhawks mascot

Sep 18, 2011 Full story: The Kansas City Star

City officials in Osceola, a southwest Missouri town of about 950 people, are asking the University of Kansas to drop its "Jayhawk" mascot because the name refers to a group of domestic terrorists that nearly destroyed the city 150 years ago.In a resolution approved earlier this week, the Osceola Board of Alderman also asks the University of ... (more)

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Doc

Poplar Bluff, MO

#1 Sep 18, 2011
Give me a break - how much "political correctness" can be demanded? KU has had the Jayhawk mascot for years! How does an event 150 years ago become so currently pressing?
WOODDYY

Overland Park, KS

#2 Sep 19, 2011
CALLING ALL JAYHAWKS, when passing thru (pop. 950) this mo. town, wear your JAYHAWK PROUDLY!!!!

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