The Kansas Jayhawks became national champions once again on April 4, 2022 — topping the UNC Tar Heels 72-69, despite a rough start and 15-point deficit at the half — and pure joy filled the air in Lawrence.
Here’s our coverage of the atmosphere surrounding that historic moment. We don’t cover sports in a traditional sense (yet), but capturing the Jayhawk fan experience here at home has been an honor for our team.
THE MAGIC MOMENT
The Kansas Jayhawks are national champions once again, and pure joy has filled the air in Lawrence.
The Kansas City Parade of Hearts has unveiled a special heart sculpture to honor the 2022 National Championship-winning Jayhawks, and it’s now on display outside Allen Fieldhouse.
Gov. Laura Kelly welcomed the University of Kansas men’s basketball team and coach Bill Self to the Statehouse Monday to recognize their success in the NCAA Tournament.
Thousands of KU fans flocked to Mass Street Sunday afternoon to watch and celebrate the national champion Jayhawks in a parade that traveled more than a mile and a half.
The Jayhawk faithful showed up by the thousands under warm and windy skies Sunday afternoon to cheer on and catch a firsthand look at their 2022 NCAA men’s basketball champions.
KU fans: As promised, here are more photos capturing the joy that erupted downtown after the Jayhawks’ remarkable comeback. Remember Mass Street closes at 3 a.m. and the parade starts at 2 p.m.
Call it our second-half comeback.
We’re now working with the champions at Printing Solutions in North Lawrence to bring you three stunning 12-by-18-inch commemorative posters, so you can forever remember KU’s beautiful NCAA tournament victory, as well as the Final Four win that led up to it.
The Lawrence community and Jayhawk fans far and wide are invited to come out and celebrate the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday afternoon.
Thousands of Jayhawk fans welcomed home Tuesday their beloved men’s basketball champions. With a chilly breeze, cloudy skies and occasional sprinkles in Memorial Stadium, adoring fans greeted the team as they returned to bask in the glory of a national title.
The ups and downs before KU’s eventual victory over UNC were, at times, difficult to watch. Fortunately, the Jayhawks held on to win 72-69, and fans erupted with excitement all over Lawrence. They shared their mixed emotions with us.
Following what will surely be remembered as one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA history, 70,000 KU fans flooded Massachusetts Street late Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to an estimate from law enforcement.
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