Kansas tromped on Missouri 90-65 today. Chayalater!
Sports in the United States
Sports are an important part of the culture of the United States. Four of the nation's five most popular team sports were developed in North America: American football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey, whereas soccer was developed in England. The four Major leagues in the United States are the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL); all enjoy massive media exposure and are considered the preeminent competitions in their respective sports in the world. Three of those leagues have teams that represent Canadian cities, and all four are among the most lucrative sports leagues in the world. The top professional soccer league in the United States, Major League Soccer, has not yet reached the popularity levels of the top four sports leagues, although average attendance has been increasing and in fact has matched or surpassed those of the NBA and the NHL.
Professional teams in all major sports operate as franchises within a league. All major sports leagues use the same type of schedule with a playoff tournament after the regular season ends. In addition to the major league-level organizations, several sports also have professional minor leagues, active in smaller cities across the country.
1898–99 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team
The sports teams at the University of Kansas (KU), in Lawrence, Kansas, are known as the Jayhawks. KU is one of three schools in the state of Kansas that participate in NCAA Division I. The Jayhawks are also a member of the Big 12 Conference; in women's rowing, they have dual membership in the Big 12 and Conference USA. University of Kansas athletic teams have won eleven NCAA Division I championships, including three in men's basketball, one in men's cross country, three in men's indoor track and field, three in men's outdoor track and field, and one in women's outdoor track and field.
1907–08 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team
The 1899 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in its first season of collegiate basketball. The head coach was Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of the game, who served his 1st year.
The 1907-1908 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in its tenth season of collegiate basketball, and its first in the newly formed Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or MVIAA. The team would go on to win the MVIAA Conference Championship. The head coach was Dr. Forrest "Phog" Allen, serving in his first year in that capacity. Following a 19-11 defeat of William Jewell, the Jayhawks had a winning all-time record for the first time. The Jayhawks haven't had a losing all-time record since.