KU Debate Team Tops Again

By: AP
By: AP

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ For one championship captured by a University of Kansas team, jubilant fans did not spill into the streets of Lawrence in celebration.

Overshadowed by the lingering hoopla around the Kansas Jayhawks' NCAA basketball title was the championship won by KU's debate team.

The 16-member team has been No. 1 in the nation twice in the last three years. This year Kansas debaters collected 515 points, in front of second-place Emory University's 509 points and 481 for No. 3 Harvard.

The debate team may not have been honored with parades and rallies, but they received a standing ovation when KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway introduced them at last week's Kansas Board of Regents meeting.

The ranking comes from points won at the nation's two largest debate competitions and all other tournaments during the season.

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