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Garry Wright Jayhawk1952

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Kansas baseball coaching search Zooms into next phase

What Matt meant about caring was quite clear to me. Made all the sense in the world.

June 10, 2022 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Despite the presence of a trophy, all that gear & Sunday's parade, many Kansas basketball fans still in disbelief that their team finished on top

After 70 years of following our Jayhawks, i'm hardly ever surprised. At halftime, my wife was totally turned off. She didn't believe that there was any possible way that we could come back. I've believed all year that they had the right pieces to go all the way. It was just a matter of getting all the pieces together and fully clicking at the same time. We had so many things keep tripping us up. Martin's injury was certainly one of them. McCormick's failure to come back where he had left off before Covid last year was certainly not expected. Different ones on the team would be up and down in their production during the year. But I really believed that if they got it all together, they could go all the way. Whether or not they would, no one knew the answer. Then as they concluded the season and especially the Big 12 Tourney, I believed they were getting there. They seemed to slip backward just a bit during the tourney until the 2nd half against Villanova as well as against Miami. I was remembering all of this at halftime during the title game. It would all depend on how they came out in the second half. I hadn't given up on them, but I was concerned. When they came out fast and furious in the second half, I felt much better about the game. We were finally clicking like we could and they kept it up until taking the lead. I did get a bit nervous the last few minutes when they couldn't seem to put UNC away, When we were ready to throw the ball in during the final 4+ seconds, I thought we had it made. The worst thing that could happen would be having to shoot free throws with about 2 or 3 seconds to go. Then Harris stepped out of bounds. Well, the worst then would be a tie game unless we fouled them on a made three-pointer. None of that happened. All is good in the Jayhawk Kingdom. I'm enjoying it immensely and am having no trouble believing it. We've had some things go bad for us in previous tourneys. This one was well scripted. Enjoy it to the full. And as always, I'm ready for next year!

April 14, 2022 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Toughness Title: Stellar second half leads Kansas past North Carolina 72-69 for program's sixth national championship

I really appreciate the fairmindedness of our team. We spot them 15 points at the half to give them a better chance. And then with 4.3 seconds to go Harris steps out of bounds so they can have a possible chance to tie it. I hope UNC appreciates how we tried to even the odds with them. 😁

April 5, 2022 at 12:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

On to New Orleans: 2nd-half surge leads top-seeded Kansas past Miami and into the Final Four

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this or not, but the last time KU won the National Championship, all four teams had blue as part of their colors. Appears to be the same this year. Perhaps an omen! Except I don't believe in omens! 😄

March 28, 2022 at 6:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

On to New Orleans: 2nd-half surge leads top-seeded Kansas past Miami and into the Final Four

I'm not sure what you mean by "in the early '70s, we were WAY behind UK." During the '70s we went from +1 ahead to -44 behind. That's further behind than I would have liked, but WAY behind? Being behind did increase during the '80s, but we've been chipping away ever since and have now once again become the team with the most wins. It's always been great to be a Jayhawk fan. I hope to celebrate my 70th season with a national title!

March 28, 2022 at 5:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

On to New Orleans: 2nd-half surge leads top-seeded Kansas past Miami and into the Final Four

Rodney, did I read the above second line correctly? Now I understand that you approve saying it doesn't mean that you agree with it. But what a step saying you approve of saying it! 😁

March 28, 2022 at 5:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

On to New Orleans: 2nd-half surge leads top-seeded Kansas past Miami and into the Final Four

I keep hearing every once in a while that KU was behind St. John's at one time. I'd like to see the data on that. In checking the records, I note that St. John's has never even been close to winning more games than KU.

March 28, 2022 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

On to New Orleans: 2nd-half surge leads top-seeded Kansas past Miami and into the Final Four

6] UNC started in 1910, far short of 30 years later.

March 27, 2022 at 7:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU's first-round NCAA Tournament win moves Jayhawks within 1 win of tying Kentucky in all-time wins race

Sorry that this didn't end up like I had printed it.

March 19, 2022 at 6:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU's first-round NCAA Tournament win moves Jayhawks within 1 win of tying Kentucky in all-time wins race

Here's a meaningless but interesting record -- The Most Basketball Games Played as of 03/18/2022:

Team . . . . Year started . . Total games played
KU . . . . . . . . . . 1898 . . . . . . . . 3240 . . . Tied for most wins
Oregon St. . . . .1901. . . . . . . . .3190 . . . 23rd most wins
UNC . . . . . . . . .1910 . . . . . . . . 3158 . . . 3rd most wins
Duke. . . . . . . . .1905. . . . . . . . .3153 . . . 4th most wins
Oregon. . . . . . .1902. . . . . . . . .3126 . . . 34th most wins
Washington . . .1895 . . . . . . . . 3106 . . . 21st most wins
UK . . . . . . . . . .1902 . . . . . . . . 3089 . . . Tied for most wins
Temple. . . . . . .1894 . . . . . . . . 3081 . . . 5th most wins

No other team in the top 50 has played 3,000 games.

March 19, 2022 at 6:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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