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.
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.
“One cool customer just coached one cool Kansas basketball team to another national title,” Tom Keegan writes in this column.
Loud and proud. That’s how Jayhawks fans presented themselves as they flooded Mass Street after KU’s national championship win late Monday night.
KU fans downtown and at Allen Fieldhouse watched a tense first half as the Jayhawks faced the Tar Heels for the national championship.
The energy in downtown Lawrence was electric in the hours leading up to KU’s appearance in the national championship game.
More than 300 law enforcement officers from 16 agencies across the region will be downtown Monday evening to keep watch over basketball fans hoping to celebrate KU’s first NCAA championship since 2008.
As the KU men’s basketball team prepares to compete in Monday night’s national championship game, many Jayhawks have flocked to New Orleans to show their support.
Every Jayhawk fan holds a memory or a piece of memorabilia they consider extra special. For Diane and James Carnell, an exceptional piece of Jayhawk history spans their rural Douglas County home.
What you need to know ahead of KU’s matchup against UNC for the national championship: Street closures, parking info, watch party locations and more
“The winning team likely will be the one that is most connected, plays the hardest and gets hot shooting. Both have done a great job of that in the tournament or they wouldn’t be playing for the national title,” Tom Keegan writes in this column.
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