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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Political leaders to fete Jayhawk champions

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Statehouse to honor Jayhawk teams

On Friday, legislators and Governor Sebelius will honor the KU basketball, football, and debate teams for their accomplishments this year.

— Kansas University will take a victory lap around the state Capitol on Friday.

Representatives from the national championship basketball team and debate team and Orange Bowl champion football team will have a photo opportunity with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

Plans also are under way for the teams to visit the House and Senate chambers that day.

The Jayhawks won their first national basketball title since 1988, while the football team finished 12-1 and defeated Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl to cap one of its most successful seasons.

The debate team finished No. 1 in the nation.

Comments

Jonathan Allison 9 years, 7 months ago

That's great and all, but when is the basketball team going to the White House

Phillbert 9 years, 7 months ago

Settle down, Mr. President, I'm sure they'll come by soon enough.

John Stowell 9 years, 7 months ago

I had no idea we had a championship debate team. It's always a nice suprise to find out another way KU shines in the national spotlight. I can only imagine how glad Sebelius gets to do this with the Jayhawks rather than the Wildcats.

JayCeph 9 years, 7 months ago

For their photo-op, they should all stand in front of the John Brown portrait/mural and wave their championship schwag in the air like he is doing with his rifle.That'll really scare the pesky Missourans.

William Cormode 9 years, 7 months ago

I think if Kate had to do this with KSU she would be all decked out in as much Crimson and Blue as possible while she was there.Fun football sim:http://goallineblitz.com/game/signup.pl?ref=8878866

TtownHawk 9 years, 7 months ago

anyone know if they'll be signing autographs when they visit the statehouse friday?

TtownHawk 9 years, 7 months ago

i heard the basketball team is going to the white house in June. i don't remember the exact date tho, for some reason the 20th stands out in my mind...

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