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KU - The Basics

Nickname: Jayhawks
Location: Lawrence, KS
Founded in: 1866
School colors: Crimson and Blue
Chancellor: Bernadette Gray-Little
Enrollment: 29,462 (Fall 2010; includes KU Medical Center)


Contact info:
Athletic Director: Sheahon Zenger-- (785) 864-3143
Media relations: Chris Theisen -- (785) 864-3474
Media relations fax: (785) 864-7944
Ticket office: 1-800-34-HAWKS or (785) 864-3141


MENS BASKETBALL:

Head Coach: Bill Self — 9th season (269-48)
Home arena: Allen Fieldhouse (1954)
Capacity: 16,300
Year program began: 1898
All-time record: 2038-799 (.718)
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 40
Last Appearance: 2011 (Elite Eight)
NCAA Final Four Appearances: 13
Last Appearance: 2008 (Nat'l Champion)
Highest AP Finish: 1
Basketball SID: Chris Theisen -- (785) 864-3474


FOOTBALL:

Head Coach: Turner Gill — 2nd season
Home field: Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium (1921)
Surface: Field Turf (installed 2009)
Capacity: 50,071
Year program began: 1890
All-time record: 576-565-58
Top 20 AP Finishes: 5 (3 Top 10s)
Highest AP Finish: 7 (2007, 1968)
Big 12 titles: 0
Bowl Record: 6-6-0 (.500)
Last Bowl Appearance: 2008 Insight Bowl (KU 42, Minnesota 21)
Football SID: Katy Lonergan -- (785) 864-7314


NATIONAL SPORTS TITLES: 12

Men's Basketball (5)
1952 Kansas
1988 Kansas
2008 Kansas
(The Helms Foundation retroactively awarded KU the 1922 and 1923 national titles in 1936.)

Men's Cross Country (1)
1953 Kansas

Men's Indoor Track (3)
1966 Kansas
1969 Kansas
1970 Kansas

Men's Outdoor Track (3)
1959 Kansas
1960 Kansas
1970 Kansas

* As of July 7, 2011