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Kansas Jayhawks

intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks, commonly referred to as KU, are the athletic teams that represent the University of Kansas. KU is one of three schools in the state of Kansas that are in the NCAA Division I. The Jayhawks are also a part of the Big 12 Conference. KU athletic teams have won eleven NCAA Division I championships: 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.

Kansas Jayhawks
UniversityUniversity of Kansas
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorJeff Long
LocationLawrence, Kansas
Varsity teams16
Football stadiumDavid Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
Basketball arenaAllen Fieldhouse
Baseball stadiumHoglund Ballpark
Soccer stadiumRock Chalk Park (soccer)
Other arenasAnschutz Pavilion
Rim Rock Farm
Rock Chalk Park (track and field)
MascotBig Jay, Baby Jay
Fight songI'm a Jayhawk
CheerRock Chalk, Jayhawk
ColorsCrimson and Blue[1]

Kansas Jayhawks wordmark.svg
Big 12 logo in Kansas' colors

The name "Jayhawks" comes from the Kansas Jayhawker freedom fighter and anti-slavery movement during the Bleeding Kansas era of the American Civil War.


Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Football Rowing
Golf Soccer
Track and field Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

The University of Kansas officially hass 16 sports: 6 men's and 8 women's. There are also club-level sports for rugby, ice hockey, and men's volleyball. The school used to have a wrestling team, though the sport was stopped during the 1960s.[2]


  1. "Color | Brand Center". Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  2. "Once a Jayhawk, always a Jayhawk, Mike Elwell". 2016.