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Governor declares Kansas 'Cradle of Basketball'

NCAA Tournament

TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday declared Kansas the “Cradle of Basketball” in issuing a proclamation praising the three teams from the state playing in the NCAA men’s tournament.
Brownback signed the proclamation a day before Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State all were to play their opening games in St. Louis. The document designates Friday as “Cradle of Basketball” Day.
The governor planned to travel to St. Louis to cheer for the state’s teams. He wore pins for each of the three on the lapel of his jacket.
“I think most of the state of Kansas is ...

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