Helen Swinton poses on her 80th birthday March 2 with a basketball autographed by Kansas University Coach Bill Self. Her children arranged for the special gift. In a thank-you letter to Self, she expressed her pride in the team. Although disappointed that the Jayhawks’ loss to Northern Iowa resulted in an early exit from the NCAA Tournament, she remains a faithful KU fan.


Helen Swinton poses on her 80th birthday March 2 with a basketball autographed by Kansas University Coach Bill Self. Her children arranged for the special gift. In a thank-you letter to Self, she expressed her pride in the team. Although disappointed that the Jayhawks’ loss to Northern Iowa resulted in an early exit from the NCAA Tournament, she remains a faithful KU fan.