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.
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.
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.
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.