Kansas Jayhawks College Football Team History and News

The Kansas Jayhawks started their football tradition in 1890 in Lawrence, Kansas. They represent the University of Kansas in the North Division of the Big 12 and is classified in the NCAA’s Division I. The home stadium is the University of Kansas Memorial Stadium that has a capacity of 50,071. It is the first stadium built on an college campus west of the Mississippi River. Its official mascots are Big Jay and Baby Jay. Two time All American awardee Gale Sayers is a alumni of the football team. Other great players were John Riggins, John Hadl, Mike McCormack and Nolan Cromwell among others. ข่าวบอล The current head coach is Mark Mangino, who led them to a 2-10 record in the 2002 season.

They soon after played in three more bowl games during the last five years. The major rivals of the Jawhawks are the Kansas State Wildcats and the Missouri Tigers. The so-called :”Border War” was played between Kansas Jayhawks and the Missouri Tigers. It started in 1891 and was considered to be the longest uninterrupted rivalry in college football west of Mississippi until 2007 when they retired the current drum.. It was later renamed “Border Showdown”. Winner of the Border Showdown was given the Indian War Drum, which is the award whenever the two has a game. The other rival, the Kansas State Wildcats, fight with the Jayhawks for the Governor’s Cup. The game between these two teams is called the Sunflower Showdown.

Championships and Important Moments:

The Jayhawks played 11 bowl games with a 24-21 win in the 2007 Orange Bowl. They had eight conference championships in 1892, 1893, 1895, 1908, 1930, 1946, 1947 and 1968. In 2007, they won the divisional championship, which they lost however in a tie-breaker. Kansas, having the all-time record for the most number of ties in the NCAA Division I-A, which is 57, gave way to the ruling that allows for a tie-breaker in October 6, 1990. The teams all-time record is 559-540-58 (.508)

Quarterbacks in the current Roster:

— Tyler Lawrence -Kale Pick – Todd Reesing

Kansas Jayhawks Recent News:

The Jayhawks was defeated 35-7 by Texas Tech in their November 15 game at the Kivisto field at Memorial Stadium. With the loss, Kansas fell to 6-5 on the season and 3-4 in the Big 12. It will be a week before they play again, this time with border Showdown rival Missouri Tigers at Arrowhead Stadium. Fox Sports Network will televise the game on November 29 at 11:30 a.m. As always, fans need not watch the games on the couch. The Kansas Athletics Ticket Office is located at the south end of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics. On a lighter note, Jayhawk linebacker Mike Rivera was announced one of the 15 finalist for the 2008 Wuerffel Trophy. He was earlier named semifinalist for the Draddy Award and a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Another good news for Kansas, wide receiver Kerry Meier was named on of the ten finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given every year to the country’s top wide receiver.

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