The nominees for this year’s ESPY Awards were announced this week and the Kansas Jayhawks are on the list.
The Jayhawks’ recent national championship victory against North Carolina – which was the biggest comeback in NCAA history – was one of four nominees for “Best Game” of the year.
The other nominees for the award include: the UCONN women’s basketball team’s defeat of North Carolina State in double overtime in the Elite 8; Alabama football’s regular-season victory over rival Auburn in four overtimes; and the Kansas City Chiefs’ improbable victory over the Buffalo Bills in overtime in the AFC Divisional Game.
Former Jayhawk Joel Embiid is also up for an award.
He joins Steph Curry, Nikola Jokić, and Luka Dončić as the nominees for “Best NBA Player.” Jokić was selected over Embiid as NBA MVP earlier this year.
Fans can cast their votes at espn.com/espys. Voting is open now through 7 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 17.
The show will air at 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday, July 20, on ABC.
About the ESPYs
The ESPYs is an annual awards show from ESPN that recognizes the best athletes, teams, and performances from a variety of sports the past year. The show also helps support The V Foundation for Cancer Research – launched in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano.
Valvano won the 1983 men’s national championship as head coach of North Carolina State, and is well-known for his impassioned speech given at the 1993 ESPYs.