RCW: Three Things to Watch
As the book is closed on another successful athletic season at Kansas, here are three things to watch for during the 2017-18 campaign:
THERE WOULD BE ONLY ONE
Assuming things remain constant in the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball standings, as they have for the last 13 seasons, head coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks would put the longest streak of league titles in the history of the sport. Right now, only KU and the storied UCLA programs from 1967-79 are the only two schools to compile 13-straight conference championships.
KANSAS WOMEN’S SPORT TURNS 50
There is already anticipation of how the 2017-18 athletic campaign is going to play out. One thing is for certain, it will be the 50th year of women’s intercollegiate competition at Kansas. Events and plans are currently in motion to honor this milestone, so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
The Kansas men’s basketball team will be looking for its 29th-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament during the 2017-18 academic year and currently holds the longest active streak in the nation. This current run is also the longest in tournament history. In addition to hoops, KU volleyball will be looking to make its sixth-straight NCAA Tournament field, while both tennis and men’s golf will be looking to extend current runs to three.