The Kansas Jayhawks is the sports team representing the University of Kansas.
They compete in the intercollegiate basketball tournament in the US They have the basketball program which has been one of the most elite and prestigious in the history of college basketball. They are included in NCAA’s Division I and competes in the Big 12 conference.
ESPN ranked the Kansas Jayhawks as the second in the list of the most prestigious basketball programs of the modern college basketball era. In the last 25 seasons, there were no team that has been more dominant than the Kansas Jayhawks with 707 wins from 1985 season to 2010 season.
They also have the longest streak of NCAA tournament appearances with 21, the second longest streak of winning seasons with 28, most winning seasons in Division I history with 92, most conference championships in Division I history with 54, most first team All Americans in Division I history with 27 and the most wins of all-time with 2,031 wins.
James Naismith is the first coach of theJayhawks and he is also the inventor of the game of basketball. The Jayhawks has produced some of the greatest and well-known professional basketball players in the world, to name some is Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Lovellette, Paul Pierce and Jo Jo White.
They also produced top coaches such as Adolph Rupp, Phog Allen, John McLendon, Larry Brown and Dean Smith.They have won three NCAA national championships in the years 1952, 1988 and 2008. They have played in thirteen Final Four of the NCAA championships.
One of the three college basketball teams that won more than 2,000 games is the Kansas Jayhawks. In 2005, they were in the Street and Smith’s Annual list of 100 greatest college basketball programs of all time, ranking number four.
The Kansas Jayhawks women’s basketball team is the official women’s basketball team of the University of Kansas and competes in the Big 12 conference of NCAA Division I. The women’s team was first organized in 1968-1969 season.
In thirty one seasons, from 1973 to 2004, Marian Washington was the coach of the women’s team and led them to three Big eight championships, eleven NCAA tournament appearances and three AIAW Tournament appearances.
They are playing in the Big 8 starting in 1997 and Big 12 conference. They won conference regular season championshions in the years 1987, 1992, 1996 and 1997. In conference tournaments, they were the champions in the years 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1988 and 1993.