Coffee-table book chronicling 22 years of Kansas Athletics action in every sport now available

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Jeff Jacobsen, Kansas Athletics’ staff photographer since 1997, has released a hardcover keepsake coffee-table book that features photographs of every University of Kansas sport over the past 22 years.

“Tribute to Crimson & the Blue,” with a foreword by KU’s head men’s basketball coach Bill Self, is a 256-page book that goes behind the scenes through the images of Jacobsen.

Jeff Jacobsen poses with book

"The word ’tribute’ in the title is significant. This book is a gift intended to show my gratitude, respect and admiration to the University of Kansas student-athletes and their coaches whom I have photographed since 1997. My thanks go to every one of them for their time and patience with me, a photographer whose desire over the many years has always been to give my very best to all of these wonderful people."

Jeff Jacobsen, Kansas Athletics Photographer

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t fit all the photographs from all 22 years into one book,” Jacobsen continued. “This is not a history book. It is a book filled with great action, but even more, filled with unique insights into the life of the student-athletes in a very close and personal way. The images in the book were selected because, to me, they represent the best in all the student-athletes I am privileged to photograph.”

Jeff Jacobsen book featuring front and back covers

Fans who want to add this unique publication to their collection can do so by visiting select Rally House locations, The KU Bookstore, or on-line at