Kansas Jayhawks Schedule in 2013-14
The Kansas Jayhawks are ready to fly high in 2013-14 as they take on all the
best teams that college basketball has to offer. The Jayhawks have one of the best freshman classes in recent memory in Lawrence
this season. The team landed the top recruit in the entire nation in swingman Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins possesses elite athleticism
and has all the skills necessary to dominate on the collegiate and pro level. While he may only play one season for the Jayhawks,
the team is sure to get the most out of him as possible during his tenure with the program. He is joined on the roster by
fellow top freshman center Joel Embid. Embid is a legitimate seven-footer that has the athleticism and agility of a much smaller
player, making him a matchup nightmare for anyone trying to defend him. Both of these players will be under consideration
for the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft should they decide to leave college after one year, but until then they're going to
be playing their hearts out for the Jayhawks in what should be a fantastic season I Lawrence, KS. The Jayhawks have the Big
12 title in their sights this season, but they're going to have to emerge victorious from a plethora of difficult home matchups
to finish atop the conference standings come season's end. Fans will pack the house at Allen Fieldhouse in 2013-14 to see
the action up close and personal.
The Jayhawks have a tough game coming their way on February 22nd when the Texas Longhorns
will take the court at Allen Fieldhouse. The Longhorns always have a lineup stocked with talented players, and the Jayhawks
know that they're going to have to perform well to take the victory in this one. The Jayhawks can't rely solely on their superior
talent level to carry them through this contest, and they'll have to step things up on the defensive end to slow down the
Texas fast break.
Kansas will close out the home schedule this season on March 5th when they host the Texas Tech Red
Raiders. The Red Raiders have pulled off some big wins already this season, and the Jayhawks don't want to become the next
casualty on that this. Instead, the Jayhawks would love to run the Raiders out of the gym to close out their home games with
a huge win.
Kansas Jayhawks History
With a proud college hoops tradition that dates all the way back to
1898, the Kansas Jayhawks basketball program is annually one of the top programs in the nation. Over the years the Jayhawks
have put together some truly memorable seasons that live on in the hearts of many a college hoops fan. The school has been
to the NCAA Tournaments many times, and have won three national championships in addition to finishing as the national runner
up six times. This is truly one of the most storied basketball teams in college hoops, and the Jayhawks add to their already
rich history with every passing season.
Kansas Jayhawks Trivia
Did you know that the first basketball
head coach at Kansas was none other than James Naismith, the inventor of the game of basketball?
In a recent ranking
ESPN declared Kansas the number two most prestigious basketball program of the modern era, ranked only behind the Duke Blue
Devils. Every coach other than James Naismith, the school's first coach, has left the school with a winning record and the
school has the most winning seasons in NCAA history.
Great Players for the Kansas Jayhawks
Jayhawks have seen many great players come through this storied hoops program, which is not a surprise when you consider the
quality of this program throughout the years. The best player to ever suit up for the Jayhawks was undoubtedly all-time great
Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt was an unstoppable force that was ahead of his time in many ways. He went on to become one of the best
players to every play on the pro level as well, averaging more than 30 points per game for his entire career in the National
Kansas Jayhawks Fan Traditions
Fans of the Kansas Jayhawks love themselves a good
rivalry, and Kansas has some great ones with other top college basketball programs. The Jayhawks have a long standing rivalry
in all sports with Oklahoma and whenever these two schools meet one another on the basketball court a hard fought battle is
sure to ensue. Facing off against one another between two and four times a year has only added fuel to the fire of the rivalry
and each year these two schools seem to have an ever increasing enmity towards each other. Of course Kansas is always eager
to take on any Big 12 foe including the traditional powerhouses like Texas and Oklahoma State. There is no better way top
gain the attention of the national press as well as the NCAA Selection Committee than by knocking off a school like Texas
that has national title aspirations.