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Kansas Jayhawks
University University of Kansas
Conference Big 12
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Lew Perkins
Location Lawrence, KS
Varsity teams 16
Football stadium University of Kansas Memorial Stadium
Basketball arena Allen Fieldhouse
Baseball stadium Hoglund Ballpark
Mascot Big Jay, Baby Jay
Nickname Jayhawks
Fight song I'm a Jayhawk
Colors KU Blue and KU Crimson

              Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Lawrence is a city located in Douglas County, Kansas. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... University of Kansas Memorial Stadium is a football stadium located in Lawrence, Kansas, on the campus of the University of Kansas. ... Dr. Forrest C. Phog Allen Fieldhouse is an indoor arena at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Hoglund Ballpark is a baseball stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Baby Jay is one of the mascots of the University of Kansass sports teams. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Crimson (disambiguation). ...

Homepage www.kuathletics.com

The sports teams at the University of Kansas are known as the Jayhawks. They participate in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big 12 Conference. The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ...

Men's sports

Women's sports College baseball is baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ...

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

University of Kansas athletic teams have won nine total NCAA Division I championships, including two in men's basketball, one in men's cross country, three in men's indoor track and field, and three in men's outdoor track and field. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... An NCAA tournament game between Indiana University and the University of Tulsa in 2004 College soccer is a term used to describe soccer that is played by teams operated by colleges and universities as opposed to a professional league operated for exclusively financial purposes. ...

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Origins of "Jayhawk"

The Jayhawk is a cross between two hunting birds--the noisy blue jay and the quiet sparrow hawk. The term came to prominence just before the Civil War, in Bleeding Kansas, where it was adopted by militant abolitionist groups known as jayhawkers. With the admission of Kansas as a free state in 1861, Jayhawker became synonymous with the extremist people of Kansas. The Jayhawk appears in several Kansas cheers, most notably, the "Rock Chalk, Jayhawk" chant in unison before and during games. [1] For other uses, see Blue Jay (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758 The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a small falcon. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Division of the states during the Civil War:  Union states  Union territories  Border states  Bleeding Kansas  The Confederacy  Confederate territories (not always held) Bleeding Kansas, sometimes referred to in history as Bloody Kansas or the Border War, was a sequence of violent events involving Free-Staters (anti-slavery) and pro... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... A jayhawker was a radical guerrilla fighter during the American Civil War. ... For the term free state as it arises in United States history, see: Free state. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Rock Chalk, Jayhawk (a. ...


Championships

Conference championships & titles

Big 12 Conference champions have the best conference regular season record, and titles are awarded to the winner of the postseason championship tournament. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ...

Men's Basketball[1]

Only Big 12 Conference Championships listed. Kansas has won a total 50 conference titles in Men's Basketball, more than any other college. With the regular season finale victory in 2007 over the University of Texas, Kansas won its 1900th game. Only Kentucky and North Carolina have won more basketball games. The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ...

1997 - Big 12 regular-season and tournament champion - coached by Roy Williams, won 87-60 over Missouri
1998 - Big 12 regular-season and tournament champion - coached by Roy Williams, won 72-58 over Oklahoma
1999 - Big 12 tournament champion - coached by Roy Williams, won 53-37 over Oklahoma State
2002 - Big 12 regular-season champion - coached by Roy Williams, was undefeated (16-0), lost the title game 64-55 to #2 seeded Oklahoma State. Reached Final Four before losing to eventual National Champion Maryland.
2003 - Big 12 regular-season champion - coached by Roy Williams. Defeated in title game of the NCAA Tournament by Syracuse.
2005 - Big 12 regular-season co-champion with Oklahoma - coached by Bill Self
2006 - Big 12 regular-season co-champion with Texas and tournament champion - coached by Self, won 80-68 over #1 seeded Texas
2007 - Big 12 regular season champion and tournament champion - coached by Bill Self, won 88-84 in OT over #3 seeded Texas
Women's Basketball[2]
1997 - Big 12 champion - coached by Marian Washington
Football
1908 - MVIAA champion - coached by A.R. Kennedy, was undefeated (4-0; 9-0 overall)
1930 - Big 6 champion - coached by Bill Hargiss
1946 - Big 6 champion (tie) - coached by George Sauer
1947 - Big 6 champion (tie) - coached by Sauer
1968 - Big 8 champion (tie) - coached by Pepper Rodgers
Baseball
2006 - Big 12 tournament champion - defeated Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Nebraska in the Conference playoffs.
Soccer
2004 - Big 12 regular season co-champion - coached by Mark Francis
Softball[3]
2006 - Big 12 tournament champion - won 4-2 over Oklahoma and outscored opponents 13-3 in four games

Roy Williams (born August 1, 1950 in Marion, North Carolina) is head coach of the mens basketball team at the University of North Carolina. ... Bill Self (born December 27, 1962 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma) is the head mens basketball coach at the University of Kansas. ... Marian Washington is Kansas University’s former Women’s Basketball Coach. ... George H. Sauer(December 11, 1910 to February 5, 1994) was the head football coach at the University of Kansas from 1946 to 1947. ... http://ramblinwreck. ...

National championships

Men's Basketball
1922 Helms Basketball Champion - coached by Phog Allen
1923 Helms Basketball Champion - coached by Phog Allen
1952 - coached by Phog Allen, won 80-63 over St. John's
1988 - coached by Larry Brown, won 83-79 over Oklahoma
Men's Cross Country
1953
Men's Indoor Track
1966 - 1969 - 1970
Men's Outdoor Track
1959 - 1960 - 1970

// Final four redirects here. ... Forrest Phog Allen, D.O. (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American collegiate basketball coach known as the Father of Basketball Coaching. ... Forrest Phog Allen, D.O. (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American collegiate basketball coach known as the Father of Basketball Coaching. ... The 1952 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Forrest Phog Allen, D.O. (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American collegiate basketball coach known as the Father of Basketball Coaching. ... St. ... The 1988 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... NCAA Team Champions for Mens Cross Country Division One 1938 Indiana 1939 Michigan St. ... NCAA Champions for Mens Indoor Track and Field Division One 1965 Missouri 1966 Kansas 1967 Southern California 1968 Villanova 1969 Kansas 1970 Kansas 1971 Villanova 1972 Southern California 1973 Manhattan 1974 UTEP 1975 UTEP 1976 UTEP 1977 Washington St. ... NCAA Team Championships for Mens Outdoor Track and Field Division One 1921 Illinois 1922 California 1923 Michigan 1925 *Stanford 1926 *Southern California 1927 *Illinois 1928 Stanford 1929 Ohio St 1930 Southern California 1931 Southern California 1932 Indiana 1933 LSU 1934 Stanford 1935 Southern California 1936 Southern California 1937 Southern...

Basketball

Men's basketball

The men's team has enjoyed considerable success, and has won two NCAA national championships. In addition, KU was awarded the 1922 and 1923 Helms championships, which predate the current NCAA championship tournament and were retroactively awarded by the Helms Foundation in 1936 . The two NCAA championships were won in the NCAA tournament in 1952 and 1988. Their 1,906 wins are the third most wins in NCAA history, trailing only Kentucky (1,948) and North Carolina (1,911). NCAA Tournament Champions 1952, 1988 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1940, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1971, 1974, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2003 Conference Tournament Champions 1997, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007 Conference Regular Season Champions 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 The Kansas Jayhawks mens basketball program is the intercollegiate... The Helms Foundation was founded in Los Angeles in the mid-1930s by Bill Schroader and Paul Helms, and researched records to rank the US top college basketball teams dating back to 1901. ... // Final four redirects here. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998 Conference Tournament Champions 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997... NCAA Tournament Champions 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005 Conference Tournament Champions 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2007 Conference Regular Season Champions...


The men's team is also notable for its conference success. Including the regular-season conference title in 2007, Kansas now has 50 conference titles all time (in 100 years of conference play), which is a record among all universities, 1 ahead of the Kentucky Wildcats. The Jayhawks have won a record 7 conference titles and a record 5 conference tournaments in the 10 years of the Big 12, and also own the best Big 12 records in both those areas with a 145-31 record in conference play and a 22-6 record in tournament play. The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ...


From 1990 to 1999 Kansas compiled a 286-60 record, the best win-loss record of any team in the decade. From 1994 to 1998, the Jayhawks won 62 consecutive home games at Allen Fieldhouse, which was the longest such streak in the NCAA at the time. The seniors of 1998 (Raef LaFrentz, Billy Thomas, and C.B. McGrath) went 58-0 at home during their KU careers. Dr. Forrest C. Phog Allen Fieldhouse is an indoor arena at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Raef Andrew LaFrentz (born May 29, 1976, in Hampton, Iowa) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... Italic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic textItalic text...


From 1949 to 2006, the Jayhawks have been ranked 490 times in the weekly AP top 25 poll. 338 times in the top ten, 217 times in the top five, and 41 times ranked number one. A record in and of itself, only five schools have been ranked number one more times. Kansas was seeded fourth in the Oakland Region of the 2006 NCAA Tournament, the 17th consecutive appearance for the school and the 22nd in 23 years; Kansas missed out on the tourney in 1989 because of NCAA probation. KU ranks fourth in NCAA Tournament appearances, with 36. Kansas is also ranked fifth in NCAA Tournament victories, with 73. The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


The men's team has had several notable coaches, beginning play during the 1898–1899 season under head coach James Naismith, the inventor of the game and the only KU coach to post a losing record. In 1907, KU hired Phog Allen as head coach, where he would coach for 39 seasons. Allen would later be titled the "Father of Basketball Coaching", having passed his knowledge of the game to some of the most well-respected names in the history of college basketball. These would include two of the winningest coaches of all-time: Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and North Carolina's Dean Smith. Current head coach Bill Self shares this rich pedigree, having been hired as a graduate assistant by Brown in 1985 . James A. Naismith,(November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was the inventor of the sport of basketball and the first to introduce the use of a helmet in American football. ... Forrest Phog Allen, D.O. (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American collegiate basketball coach known as the Father of Basketball Coaching. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired head coach of men’s college basketball. ... Bill Self (born December 27, 1962 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma) is the head mens basketball coach at the University of Kansas. ...


In Street & Smith's Annual listed 100 greatest college basketball programs of all time in 2005, KU ranked 4th.


Women's basketball

Kansas first fielded a women's team during the 1968-1969 season. For thirty-one seasons (1973-2004) the women's team was coached by Marian Washington, who led the team to three Big Eight championships, eleven NCAA Tournament appearances and four AIAW Tournament appearances. The team's best post-season result was a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1996. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marian Washington is Kansas University’s former Women’s Basketball Coach. ... The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate womens athletics in the United States and to administer national championships. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Former players and coaches in the Basketball Hall of Fame

Lynette Woodard (born August 12, 1959, in Wichita, Kansas) was a womens basketball player who made history by becoming the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters and who tasted success abroad before finally reaching, at age 38, her dream of playing in a American womens professional basketball...

Women's basketball coaches

Head women's basketball coaches, including win-loss record and years coached:

Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Marian Washington is Kansas University’s former Women’s Basketball Coach. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bonnie Henrickson is the head womens college basketball coach at the University of Kansas. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Football

KU football dates from 1890. While not a national powerhouse like the men's basketball team, the football team has had notable alumni including Gale Sayers, a two time All-American who later enjoyed an injury-shortened yet Hall of Fame career with the Chicago Bears; John Riggins, another Pro Football Hall of Famer with the Washington Redskins; Pro Football Hall of Famer for the Cleveland Browns, Mike McCormack; plus John Hadl, Dana Stubblefield, Bobby Douglass, and Nolan Cromwell. The Jayhawks have appeared twice in the Orange Bowl: 1948 and 1969, and most recently made a bowl appearance in the 2005 Fort Worth Bowl. The team currently plays in Memorial Stadium (capacity 50,071), the first stadium built on a college campus west of the Mississippi River, which opened in 1921. Mark Mangino, former Kansas State assistant coach, has coached the team since 2002. As of November 25, 2006, the program's overall record is 542-537-58 (.503). Head coach Mark Mangino 6th year, 36–35 Home stadium University of Kansas Memorial Stadium Capacity 50,071 - AstroPlay Conference Big 12 - North First year 1890 Athletic director Lew Perkins Website KU Athletics Team records All-time record 548–537–58 (.505) Postseason bowl record 4–6 Awards Conference titles... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... The Kansas Jayhawks mens basketball team has enjoyed considerable success, and has won four national championships. ... Gale Eugene Sayers (b. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Browns redirects here. ... Michael Joseph McCormack (Born June 21, 1930) was a football player and coach who played with the Cleveland Browns from 1954-1962 and served as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Colts. ... John Willard Hadl (born February 15, 1940 in Lawrence, Kansas) was a professional American football player. ... Dana William Stubblefield (born November 14, 1970 in Cleves, Ohio) is a former American NFL defensive tackle. ... Robert Gilchrist Douglass (born June 22, 1947 in Manhattan, Kansas) is a former NFL quarterback, who played most of his career with the Chicago Bears, who drafted him in the second round of the 1969 NFL Draft. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fort Worth Bowl is an annual postseason college American football game that was inaugurated in 2003 under corporate sponsorship of PlainsCapital Bank and was previously titled the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl. ... Memorial Stadium is a football stadium located in Lawrence, Kansas, on the campus of the University of Kansas. ... Mark Thomas Mangino (born August 26, 1956 in New Castle, Pennsylvania) is the head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks college football team. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Jayhawks have two traditional archrivals. KU competes with the University of Missouri Tigers in the longest uninterrupted rivalry in college football west of the Mississippi River, first played in 1891 and originally known as the "Border War." The name of the rivalry has since changed to the "Border Showdown" following the advent of the Iraq War. Each year the winner of the game is awarded a traveling trophy, the Marching Band Drum. In addition, KU has a rivalry with the Kansas State Wildcats called the Sunflower Showdown; when the two teams compete in football, the winner is awarded the Governor's Cup by the governor of Kansas. The University of Missouri–Columbia, (abbreviated MU and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri, USA. Columbia is the flagship campus in the University of Missouri System with approximately 27,000 students. ... The Missouri Tigers athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of the University of Missouri–Columbia. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The 2007 Border Showdown logo The Border Showdown is the name of an intense rivalry between the University of Missouri and University of Kansas athletic teams, the Missouri Tigers and the Kansas Jayhawks. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Kansas State Universitys athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complementary colors. ... The Sunflower Showdown is the series of athletic contests between Kansas State University and the University of Kansas, most notably football and mens basketball. ... The Governors Cup is a trophy awarded to the victor of the annual football game between the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. ...


Kansas has also played an annual game with the Nebraska Cornhuskers since 1905. This gives Kansas the second- and third-most played college football games in existence. KU is only 23-88-3 all-time against the Cornhuskers (as of 2007), and from 1969-2004 the Huskers rang up 36 consecutive victories, second longest in NCAA Division I (only Notre Dame's streak over Navy was longer). That streak ended on November 5, 2005, when Kansas defeated Nebraska 40-15 in Lawrence. They also beat Nebraska 76-39 in Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2007. This was the largest number of points ever surrendered by a Nebraska team; the Jayhawks also set records for for most points against Nebraska in a half (1st half, 48 points) and quarter (2nd quarter, 27 points). The 95 points scored by the Jayhawks in 2006 and 2007 combined is the largest consecutive two-year total in the series. Also, the 32 points scored in an overtime loss at Nebraska on September 30, 2006, was the most by any Jayhawk team in Lincoln since 1899, when KU won 36-20 in the two teams' eighth all-time meeting.[4] The Nebraska Cornhuskers (often abbreviated to Huskers) is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ... Head coach Charlie Weis 3rd year, 20–15–0 through 11/11/07 Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium Capacity 80,795 - Grass Conference Independent First year 1887 Athletic director Dr. Kevin White Website UND.com Team records All-time record 822–278–42 (.741) Postseason bowl record 13–15 Awards... Naval redirects here. ...


Notable athletes

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References

  • Falkenstien, Max; as told to Doug Vance (1996). Max and the Jayhawks: 50 years on and off the air with KU Sports. Wichita, Kansas: The Wichita Eagle & Beacon Publishing Company, Inc. 

Notes Max Falkenstien (April 9, 1924-) is one of the most recognizable voices in all of collegiate sports history. ...

  1. ^ Big 12 Record Book: Men's Basketball. Retrieved on 2006-12-01.
  2. ^ Big 12 Record Book: Women's Basketball. Retrieved on 2006-12-01.
  3. ^ Big 12 Record Book: Softball. Retrieved on 2006-12-01.

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Further reading

  • University of Kansas Traditions: The Jayhawk
  • Kirke Mechem, "The Mythical Jayhawk", Kansas Historical Quarterly XIII: 1 (February 1944), pp. 3–15. A tongue-in-cheek history and description of the Mythical Jayhawk.
  • Ryan Colaianni, "KU Bowl History", The University Daily Kansan (December 8, 2005).

External links

  • Kansas Athletics, the official KU Athletics site
  • Kansas.com, The Wichita Eagle's coverage
  • KUsports.com, The Lawrence Journal-World's coverage of KU sports

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