In pursuit of No. 2000

From 1 to 800


Kansas University won its first basketball game in 1899 against the Topeka YMCA. By 1957, KU was a powerhouse led by star center Wilt Chamberlain. The Jayhawks notched their 800th all-time victory in the national semifinal that year.

800: K.U. Plays Oke City For Regional Trophy

Dipper, Gene, Star as Jays nudge Ponies

A sober and grim Kansas University basketball team with a 22-2 record was one-fourth of the distance along the route to the NCAA championship here today, after a heart-stopping 73-65 overtime victory over a gallant Southern Methodist outfit in the first round of the Regional tournament Friday night.

700: Stalcup, Wilfong First Ones To Clear Clyde in Incident

Saturday night was destined to be a great one for Kansas University’s basketball team — a time of celebration as the Jayhawkers walked out of Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium with the Big Seven tournament championship trophy.

600: K.U. downs Aggies in a Thriller

Crimson and Blue Quintet Moves Into First Place Tie

By defeating the Kansas Aggies in a thrilling basketball game here last night by a score of 39 to 36 the University of Kansas Jayhawkers moved into a first place tie with the Oklahoma Sooners in the Big Six conference race with four wins and one loss.

KU’s Ron Loneski reflects on No. 800


parrothead8 7 years, 10 months ago

They're going to get #2000 in their first game of the 2010 Big 12 Conference Tournament.

Motownkat 7 years, 6 months ago

Yawn! Yawn! Been there, done that! C-A-T-S Cats! Cats! Cats! Go Big Blue!

kscityrobber 6 years, 11 months ago

CATS? how many championships you have? And i am not talking in the sport of cattle tipping.

Bill Griffith 6 years, 11 months ago

Besides the 86' and 94' cowtipping championships, KSU also has the three year run as the top NCAA mountain oyster-eating club.

Brian Conrad 5 years, 11 months ago

take away Kentucky point shaving , probation, and even current cheating... Kansas in front by 1000. unbelievable Kentucky was found guilty of point shaving and paying players several times .. but wins stand in books... Calipari gets caught twice and leaves schools like Memphis that have to vacate wins? what about the team that should have been in final four if they had not cheated? why do they allow wins to stand on HUGE , Major violations... point shaving? paying tens of thousands? teams today would get the death penality.. they got records still on the books.... NCAA, spend one day in Kentucky , the slime will never wash off...

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