2008 Orange Bowl

6News video: 3 victorious teams from KU get special recognition from state capitol

The Jayhawk football, basketball, and debate teams were recognized in a special ceremony with the Governor on Friday.

Political leaders to fete Jayhawk champions

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

6News video: 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.

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KU senior class leaves indelible gift

It's been hard to ignore Kansas University this year. Athletic achievements such as the Orange Bowl victory and the NCAA basketball championship have put KU in the spotlight nationally and geared up school spirit on campus.

6News video: KU's athletic achievements hard to ignore

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.

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Victory: What's in it for KU?

Stellar athletic year may boost enrollment, donations

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.

6News video: Orange Bowl victory celebrated in style

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.

Orange Bowl victors lauded at KU banquet

As sweet as the Kansas University football team's Orange Bowl victory was, the team has bigger goals, coach Mark Mangino reminded fans Saturday.

Team's the theme at banquet

Sharing the wealth was the theme of Saturday's Kansas University Football Awards Banquet, and why not?

Football celebration set

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.

Orange Bowl travel costs for KU: $2M

More than 500 people went to south Florida with Jayhawk group

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.

6News video: KU spends $2 Million on Orange Bowl

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.

KU to celebrate football season

Kansas University athletics officials have scheduled a free public event to celebrate the football team's Orange Bowl victory.

6News video: KU to celebrate Orange Bowl win

Allen Fieldhouse site of event

Kansas athletics officials have scheduled a free public event to celebrate the football team's Orange Bowl victory.

Orange Bowl offers unique photo challenge

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.