Two streets to be named after Don Fambrough
- Apr. 23, 2012
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Two streets named for former football coach
Two stretches of Lawrence streets will be renamed after former KU football coach and player Don Fambrough, the University announced Monday in a press release. 11th Street between Mississippi and Missouri streets will soon be known as Fambrough Drive, and the stretch of Maine Street behind Memorial Stadium’s press box will be called Fambrough Way.
Coaching the Jayhawks from 1971 to 1974 and 1979 to 1982, Fambrough passed away this past September at the age of 88. Fambrough was known for his effect on players, love of the University and dislike of rival Missouri.
The official renaming ceremony will be held Saturday April 28 at 11:15 am at the intersection of 11th and Maine.
“Don Fambrough was an icon — not just on the KU campus, but across the state of Kansas,” said Kansas Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger in the press release.
— Marshall Schmidt
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