Sound Off: Kansas State University played host to the Big 12 Outdoor track meet last week in Manhattan. When is the last time KU hosted the event?
KU has never hosted a Big 12 Outdoor, last holding the conference meet on campus during 1994 when the Jayhawks were a member of the Big Eight. KU has not applied to host the meet. KU officials indicated that was because the track is not the correct circumference for league standards. KU’s track is a 440-yard, not a 400-meter, track. Missouri, for the record, hosted the Big 12 Outdoor in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2010. Kansas State hosted this year and in 2005.