Who would believe that this website is ten years old?!
Way back in 1995, the Lawrence Journal-World launched a web site dedicated to our beloved Jayhawk athletic teams. It was called jhawks.com.
Since that time, the site has changed names, been re-designed numerous times and even been named the best sports site in the world by a couple of different organizations and magazines.
So, to celebrate our 10th birthday, we decided to give the site a fresh coat of paint, as well as add several cool new features. In making these changes, we've really tried to take the feedback you've given us to heart.
Some of the design tweaks include icons next to headlines so that you can more easily tell which sport the story is about, and more prominent links to the message boards, multimedia, schedules and statistics.
And to be really nerdy, the new site is completely coded in CSS, making it not only more standards-friendly, but making it more accessible to folks with handicaps who visit the Internet using special reader-devices.
The new design also has much more crimson and blue. OK, so it's not exactly the school's "official" blue. It's more of Mangino's ass-kicking blue, but we think you know why we picked that ... to scare the other sites.
We haven't removed anything. All of your old favorite KUsports.com features are still here, but check out what we've added:
There's more new stuff to come over the next few weeks ...
And just wait until you see all of the over-the-top stuff we have planned for our NCAA Tournament coverage.
But the paint isn't dry on the revamp. We'd love your feedback and suggestions.
Rob Curley, Director of New Media/Convergence, Lawrence Journal-World
Levi Chronister, Online Sports Editor, Lawrence Journal-World
Tell us about them and we'll try to use them to make the site even better.
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