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35 > Image 35 of Kentucky Alumnus, 1990, no. 3

Part of Kentucky alumnus

. . 49:* qi: 1** '- CI - 1;%: f rg +~ dug,. . *"* t .?s \ .]- pf f f` ; ." ~ .1* $*5 { / ' !f_ O _ ' ` @i J ' 1- , a , . . Roots by Paul Owens About 1910 the football team had enough alums to begin its own reunion and remembrance. A returning play- er, M. Maurie Wilson, showed up among peers to boast of his new_job. I-Ie had been considered a star when he played for Kentucky, and he brought with him to the reunion a number of stars from the past. He said , I am as much interested in the affairs of the University as I ever was. In those days someone was quoted ev- V ery season as being optimistic about the team`s prospects. Wilson was op- timistic about the teams prospects, but another reason he came to the re- union apparently was to brag to the current players. Wilson was now build- ing sewers for the City of Louisville. In inspirational tones during conver~ sation, he promised, if you studied hard, played hard and worked hard, you could follow in his footsteps.