The Woes of White Owl


Kansas University super fan White Owl once had it all.

The 60-year-old Vietnam Vet and eccentric campus presence — real name Jimmy Tucker — was known by everyone around Lawrence, KS for his love of KU sports and his wacky antics.

Thanks to senior-friendly policies, he could attend classes for free, and roamed the campus hollering out rally chants and dancing about.

White Owl even got some national notoriety, being featured as a “Fan of the Game” on Fox broadcasts, and became something of a YouTube sensation.

Then life got even better for White Owl…he won the heart of a 22-year-old Kansas undergrad, and they made plans to get married.

Unfortunately, things didn’t work out.

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