1899 Yearbook with First Kansas Basketball Team

This is the “Basket Ball” page from KU’s 1899 yearbook with a summary of the Jayhawks’ first ever hoops season. James Naismith is consistently referred to as being KU’s only basketball coach with a losing record despite having invented the game in 1891, but the losses make sense seeing as how he couldn’t even get the team to look in the same direction for the picture.

First Kansas Basketball Team

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