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3 Slightly Amazing Facts About University of Kansas Basketball

The University of Kansas basketball program started way back in 1898. That same year the highest speed record for automobiles was set at 39mph.

“More than 100 years later, the top speed for automobiles on Los Angeles freeways is 15 miles per hour less,” a California Highway official said.

Kansas Basketball is one of the oldest in the country. The reason it grew so fast was there was nothing else to do in Kansas in 1898 other than making a sod hut.

“My entire hit is made of sod,” one settler said. “And I made the roof flat, so I could go up ‘ere and practice my putting.”

The Jayhawks play in the Big 12 Conference, which is named after the average shoe size of the players.

“And that was back then,” one fan said. “Now the players are 8 feet tall and their shoes are much bigger. They should call it the Big 20 conference.”


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