The Kansas Jayhawks is a team with a big following and one that has always made its fans proud. The team’s logo tells it all; it is a winning team. Henry Maloy drew the first Jayhawks’ logo back in 1912; it was drawn with shoes on purposely to show readiness for the game.
The current smiling and well decorated Jayhawk evolved from the1912 one and was drawn by Harold Sandy, a student at Kansas University in 1947. The real spirit of overcoming the opponent seems to be part of the Jayhawks’. The chances of emerging the victors in 2016-2017 are already clear, and fans are warming up for the celebration that has become habitual.
A good coach makes a good team, yes, the Kansas Jayhawks’ head coach Mr. Ritch Price in his opening statement for this season gave hope that the team was in the right position to win more games this season. He gave a report of each player specifying the contributions of all of them both the ones who are in and the ones who are out for specific reasons. The analysis of all the teams that they are going to play with was also presented from a technical point of view. Teams like Duke, Siena, UAB, and Stanford are among the top teams that Kansas Jayhawks was to meet at the start of the season.
The decision of sending 15 former players to Spring Training also adds some weight to how the team is prepared to win more games in the coming days. Among the 15 players sent to Spring Training are Wes Benjamin, Colton Murray, Jordan Piche, and Dakota Smith.
Mr. Price was also very keen in choosing who to be in the captains’ position. John Remick; a senior catcher, Matt McLaughlin; a junior shortstop, and Stephen Villines; a senior closer were appointed captains. They will be heading the 2017 campaign. All the three are first timers in the captain’s position.
The Kansas has always done things contrary to the predictions; in 2013 it finished sixth but was predicted to finish in eighth place. The same happened in 2012 when it predicted to finish ninth but got the seventh position.
The stats are already clear that Kansas Jayhawks are heading to the right direction. The beginning was not a good one as they lost to Indiana 99-103 at a neutral location. The next 18 matches, however, gave them strength to work harder; they won all the games. These games were played in either home ground, away or a neutral location. The game on 01/24/2017 against W Virginia recorded a negative on the Kansas Jayhawks table, in this game they lose to W Virginia 69-85 on the away court.
The Kansas Jayhawks have so far won 25 matches losing only three. The playground does not seem to play a big part in whether they win or lose. There are still high chances of the Jayhawks carrying the day in the games against Oklahoma and Oklahoma St. Jayhawks beat the two teams in their first game.
The nice lineup and keen selection of who plays where are key to Kansas Jayhawks. They are on their way up with such technical preparations. The other reliable indicator of hope for Kansas Jayhawks is the positive results that they have recorded in the recently played games. The weight and worry of desperately losing to other teams are already lessened from their shoulders.
The hurdle to the big 12 title seems to be behind the Kansas Jayhawks who are now targeting the national championship. The Kansas Jayhawks have their winning formula already ironed out and what is remaining is to carry the day in the forthcoming games.