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Kansas Jayhawks football

football team of the University of Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks football program is the college football program of the University of Kansas. The program is in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The team competes in the Big 12 Conference. The head coach is Les Miles. He became the coach after the 2018 season.

Kansas Jayhawks football
2019 Kansas Jayhawks football team
Kansas Jayhawks wordmark.svg
First season1890
Athletic directorJeff Long
Head coachLes Miles
1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumDavid Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,071)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationLawrence, Kansas
NCAA divisionDivision I FBS
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Past conferencesKansas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1890–1891)
Western Interstate University Football Association (1892–1897)
Independent (1898–1906)
Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1907–1928)
Big 6/7/8 Conference (1929–1995)
All-time record585–640–58 (.479)
Bowl record6–6 (.500)
Conference titles6[1]
Division titles1 (2007 Co-Big 12 North Division)
RivalriesMissouri (rivalry)
Kansas State (rivalry)
Nebraska (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans5[2]
ColorsCrimson and Blue[3]
         
Fight song"I'm a Jayhawk"
MascotBig Jay, Baby Jay
Marching bandMarching Jayhawks
Websitekuathletics.com

It was created in 1890. This makes it one of the oldest college football teams in the United States. Along with Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Washington University in St. Louis, Kansas was a charter member of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1907. This became the Big Eight Conference. The Big Eight became the Big 12 in 1996. Kansas is the only original member of the MVIAA that is still part of the Big 12.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Big Eight Conference Football Championship History". Big Eight Sports.
  2. NCAA (2009). "NCAA Football Award Winners" (PDF). p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 11, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Color | Brand Center". Retrieved May 19, 2017.