Apr 2, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson (0) shoots between Kentucky Wildcats forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) and forward Anthony Davis (23) during the second half in the finals of the 2012 NCAA men

Top 10 Moments in Kansas Athletics for 2012

Here is a run-down of the top 10 sporting moments this year by Kansas.



  1. The 2012 men’s basketball team advancing to the NCAA tournament final game vs Kentucky. The Jayhawks lost to Kentucky, though making the game was the universities top sporting moment.
  2. The Kansas women’s basketball team also had a great run last season. The unit made it to the sweet 16 before falling to Tennessee, 84-73.
  3. Kansas women’s volleyball team performing their best in team’s history, losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Kansas hosted the first two rounds of the tournament, only fell to Wichita State in a 3-1 loss in the tournament.
  4. Diamond Dixon winning a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The sprinter from Kansas, was part of the 4×400 relay women’s team that brought home the gold medal.
  5. The Kansas women’s soccer team enjoyed some success this season finishing the season 10-8-2 though started the season 7-1-1. The unit shone brightly on the university.
  6.  Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis and the team had some struggles this season, though did win their first game of the year vs South Dakota State. The team lost the next 11 on the year. Help is on the way for Weis and the Jayhawks as he is signing up  a storm on the JUCO circuit.
  7. The Kansas men’s baseball team had a year full of ups and downs. One of the better highs was the team’s back to back wins over Wichita State on May 3rd and May 4th, a national power in baseball.
  8. Another great moment for the Kansas men’s basketball team occurred when they defeated former head coach Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels in the elite eight of the NCAA tournament. Kansas won the game 80-67.
  9. Kansas offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson started his 48th straight game for the team on December 1st in the team’s loss to West Virginia, 59-10.
  10. Last but not least, the Kansas Jayhawks women’s basketball team making it to the sweet 16 was a bit of a surprise in defeating Delaware, and Nebraska in the women’s NCAA tournament.


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