It's been hard to ignore KU this year. Athletic achievements - like the Orange Bowl victory and the NCAA National Championship in men's basketball - have put KU in the national spotlight and ramped up school spirit.
It's been a banner year for Kansas Athletics: an Orange Bowl victory for the football team and a National Championship for the basketball team. In addition to promoting good feelings across campus, there's the chance that all of this promotion - something that a value can't easily be affixed to - will provide tangible benefit to the university.
After an amazing season was capped off with a victory in the Orange Bowl, the KU football team is looking ahead to next Fall. But that was put on hold as the team and fans gathered to celebrate their memorable season.
As sweet as the Kansas University football team's Orange Bowl victory was, the team has bigger goals, coach Mark Mangino reminded fans Saturday.
Sharing the wealth was the theme of Saturday's Kansas University Football Awards Banquet, and why not?
Fans are invited to the Kansas University football awards ceremony Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free. Fieldhouse doors open at 6:30 p.m.
When Kansas University's charter plane landed at Forbes Field after the Jan. 3 Orange Bowl, Jayhawk fans didn't so much see football players walk off as much as they saw ordinary people. Lots of people. And all those people cost a lot of money to fly and put up in hotels. In fact, the total cost for KU to go to the Orange Bowl was about $2 million, according to figures released this week by KU as a result of a Lawrence Journal-World/6News Freedom of Information request.
KU picked up the air fare and lodging for more than 500 people on the way to The Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida earlier this year.
Kansas University athletics officials have scheduled a free public event to celebrate the football team's Orange Bowl victory.
Kansas athletics officials have scheduled a free public event to celebrate the football team's Orange Bowl victory.
After all the whooping, hollering and celebration had ceased following the Jayhawks' Orange Bowl victory, 1,075 was the magic number of total photos I shot by the game's end.
The mayors of Lawrence and Blacksburg, Va., the home of Virginia Tech., settled a friendly wager tonight.
Before KU's 24-21 Orange Bowl victory over Virgina Tech, head coach Mark Mangino decided to have the team wear their undefeated red uniforms.
The kids didn't know any better, and as a result they had the party figured out better than anyone. A gap-toothed 7-year-old held high a poster of coach Mark Mangino wearing a crown of oranges. Ten-year-old Sydnee Pointer of Independence, Mo., showed off her KU cheerleader outfit and told how she got to wear it to school.
For a sports fan about to see his program's biggest victory in at least 40 years, and perhaps ever, the biggest sin is forgetting the tickets. By that measure, count Adam Shaull, a Kansas University fan from Hattiesburg, Miss., as a sinner. The 2005 KU graduate left the two Orange Bowl tickets he purchased at home.