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Monday, April 13, 2009

KU baseball earns national ranking

Jayhawks ranked 24th in Baseball America's Top 25

Over the weekend, the Kansas baseball team recorded its second Big 12 sweep of the season.

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Kansas University’s baseball team will put its first national ranking in nearly three years on the line tonight on live television.

The Jayhawks, ranked No. 24 in Baseball America’s Top 25, will face Creighton at 6:30 tonight at Rosenblatt Stadium. The game will air on CBS College Sports, which is available on Sunflower Broadband channels 143 and 235.

KU has won five straight, including a three-game sweep of then-No. 17 Oklahoma over the weekend. The Jayhawks ranking, announced Monday, is their first since May 29, 2006.

Comments

tennesseest 10 years, 9 months ago

Swept No. 1 Texas, Swept No.17 Ok St, beat No.6 Baylor! Yeah Hawks! CWS here we come!

sevenyearhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

Who says Kansas is just a "basketball" school? :D

AaronHawk19 10 years, 9 months ago

Wow, being ranked in Football, Basketball, and Baseball in one school year is pretty impressive for KU Athletics. Now let's keep it up and make the World Series!!

jayhawkinATL 10 years, 9 months ago

sevenyearhawk...don't you mean "basketball AND football"???

irish2255 10 years, 9 months ago

Unfortunately, we didn't finish ranked in football. Next year top 10 in everything.

Kenny George 10 years, 9 months ago

In 1992-1993 we went to Final Four, Bowl Game and College World Series in the same school year. This is the best performance since then!! Go Hawks!!

Self4Prez 10 years, 9 months ago

Good call blogthis. To my knowledge, KU is the first school (in the above mentioned 1992-93 season) to have their basketball, football and baseball teams all go to the post season in the same school year.

Tony Bandle 10 years, 9 months ago

Actually, Self4Prez, many schools have had all three go to postseason, but only two schools have been to the ultimate Post Seasons in the sport venues listed by blogthis....KU is one and I think UCLA is the other, although I am fuzzy on that. However, I am certain at least one other school besides KU has accomplished this rarest of feats!!!

Also, didn't KU achieve this all in one calender year...Jan. Bowl, April Final Four and Aug. World Series????

twowheels 10 years, 9 months ago

self4prez,

Not to undermine our athletic achievements, but I believe Texas has done it. They definitely did it in the same year, but possibly not the same school year.

farnamjayhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

Every year the CWS comes to Omaha where I live and I see very little reason to attend. Come on Hawks! Keep it up and make the trip up here in June.

The significance of the 92-93 year was that KU made the Final Four. Many schools have been to the postseason in all three but not a bowl game, Final Four and the CWS. They went to the Aloha Bowl on Dec. 25th, 1992, the Final Four in April, 93 and the CWS in June of 93.

sevenyearhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

Kansas in 1993

Texas in 2002 ...

I can't remember which bowl game they went to, but it might have been the Sugar.

sevenyearhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

Nope ... found my post from when the Hawks swept the Horns this year:

Actually that feat has been repeated, by Texas in 2003 ...

The Longhorns defeated LSU, 35-20 in the 2003 Cotton Bowl, lost to Syracuse in the 2003 Final Four and were eliminated by Rice in the 2003 College World Series ... the Owls were the eventual champions.

But yes, Kansas was the FIRST program to accomplish that!

The Jayhawks defeated BYU, 23-20 in the 1992 Aloha Bowl, lost to UNC in the 1993 Final Four (Michigan defeated Kentucky in the other semi-final) ...

I can't find the bracket from the 1993 CWS, but Okie St, Texas, A&M and Wichita St were also in it, as well as Arizona St, CS Long Beach and champion LSU.

buckleyhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

Actually, I believe the '93 deal was that KU was the first school to go to the Final Four, go to the CWS and win a bowl game, all in the same school year (the bowl was actually in December of '92).

UT is the only other team to have done that. They did it in 2003 (TJ Ford anyone?)...they won the Cotton Bowl on New Years and made it to the CWS.

The only other team since '93 to go to the FF and CWS in the same year was UNC, who did it last year (but they were shut out of the bowls).

Tyler Daniels 10 years, 9 months ago

I love how Kansas is finally breaking away from that "One-Sport" stereotype. We did what we do best in Basketball, we are doing good in football, our Womens team got to the NIT Championship game, and now our baseball team is taking down top 25 teams!

sevenyearhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

That's right, Hutch!

Kansas is becoming an athletic powerhouse ...

Can you all just imagine the revenue (and it's impact on facilities and recruiting) when football, baseball and both basketball programs starting firing on all cylinders?!?!?!?!

mascot9396 10 years, 9 months ago

Actually, LSU went to a bowl game (which they lost), the Final Four and the CWS in the 1985-1986 school year, becoming the first school to do so. KU was second, but we at least won our bowl game.

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