I-70 Exit Signs Tout KU Athletics, Academics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ New exit signs along Interstate 70 east of Lawrence tout recent athletic and academic successes at the University of Kansas.

Kansas Turnpike Authority workers Wednesday raised the new signs showing a Jayhawk followed by the exit number and three of KU's recent accomplishments: ``An International Research University;'' ``2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions;'' ``2008 Orange Bowl Champions.''

It replaces a sign toppled by wind last year that trumpeted the school's four NCAA men's basketball titles without mentioning the school's academics. KU spokesman Jack Martin said when the basketball team began to show promise last year, the design of the new sign was put off.

Martin said the signs will be updated next year, replacing ``2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions'' to boast of the Jayhawks' five national titles.

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