The last time Kansas wasn't Big XII Champions...

… George Bush was in his first term as president.

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… Usher’s “Yeah” was the No. 1 song (LISTEN HERE).

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… Shrek 2 was the No. 1 movie.

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… The final season of Friends aired.

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… Jason Sudeikis hadn’t joined the cast of SNL yet.

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… LeBron James had just begun his rookie year in the NBA.

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… Nobody tweeted, but everybody wanted to be in your Top 8. 

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… The most popular phone was the Nokia 2600.

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… Wayne Simien was the leading scorer.

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… Kansas advanced to the Elite 8.

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… Bill Self was in his first season as head coach.

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… and Tyler Self was 9.

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In case you all missed the news, Andrew Wiggins—widely regarded as the #1 recruit in the nation—committed to Kansas today. It didn’t take long for fans to point out that Duke and Kansas will be meeting in the Champions Classic once again this upcoming season, which, as shown in this fan-made poster, means two of the top freshmen in college basketball will meet for the “Clash of the Titans.” Pretty excited for this one, I must say!

An Ode To Allen Fieldhouse

Twas the minute before tip-off, when all through the gym

Not a player was shooting, untouched were the rims.

The students were standing in their crimson and blue

In hopes that the dunks soon would ring true.

With a blue checkered tie, with such knowledge and skill

We knew in a moment, it must be Coach Bill.

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More rapid than eagles his players they came,

And he whistled and shouted and called them by name!

Now Lucas!

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Now Mari!

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Now Perry and Frank!

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On Embiid!

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On Tarik!

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On Selden and Wiggs!

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We sprang to our feet, on our feet we did cheer!

And the players were dancing, their happiness clear.

That’s when we heard Coach yell, with all of his might

"Rock Chalk to all, and to all a good night!"

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