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Jayhawks are going Bowling for the 13th time; first since 2008

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Kansas Jayhawks are going bowling. The team will be making their first Bowl game appearance since 2008. 

The team will be going to their 13th Bowl game in the history of the program. The 6-3 Jayhawks became Bowl eligible with a win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who are also 6-3.

Jason Bean carries the football against Oklahoma State (Photo by Kansas Jayhawks Football/Instagram)

The Jayhawks will have to wait several more weeks until their Bowl opponent will be announced. The Bowl game, location, and time will be announced in early December on the first Sunday of the month.

Lance Leipold has guided the Jayhawks to a magical season in his second season in Lawrence, Kansas. The 57-year-old head coach came to the school in May 2021 after replacing Les Miles, who departed the team following an incident during his tenure with the LSU Tigers that came to light earlier last year. 

“I’m so happy for the guys that have been through a lot during their time,” Leipold said on Saturday after the win over the Cowboys. “To see the locker room the way it is celebrating and so happy and for all the times it’s been tough…It says a lot about them. I’m happy for the fans and the staff, but for those guys that have worked through it in that group to play so well today, I’m proud.”

The Jayhawks are 6-6 in Bowl games. However, since 1992, the team has won five of their last six Bowl games that they played in. 

This includes the team’s lone Bowl game in the BCS when they defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 24-21 in the Orange Bowl during the 2007 season.

Kansas has won three straight Bowl games. All of their wins came under former head coach Mark Mangino. 

He also guided the Jayhawks to a 42-21 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Insight Bowl during the 2008 season. Mangino coached Kansas to a 42-13 win over the Houston Cougars in the Fort Worth Bowl during the 2005 season. 

Will their win streak continue in December or January? Time will tell as the Jayhawks go for four consecutive Bowl wins.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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