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.
|University||University of Kansas|
|Conference||Big 12 Conference|
|Athletic director||Jeff Long|
|Football stadium||David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Allen Fieldhouse|
|Baseball stadium||Hoglund Ballpark|
|Soccer stadium||Rock Chalk Park (soccer)|
|Other arenas||Anschutz Pavilion|
Rim Rock Farm
Rock Chalk Park (track and field)
|Mascot||Big Jay, Baby Jay|
|Fight song||I'm a Jayhawk|
|Cheer||Rock Chalk, Jayhawk|
|Colors||Crimson and Blue|
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|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.
KU began playing football in 1890. The Jayhawks have been to the Orange Bowl in 1948, 1969 and 2008, winning in 2008. The team plays in Memorial Stadium (capacity 50,071). It the seventh oldest college football stadium in the United States. It opened in 1921.
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