Thursday, April 14, 2011

Former Jayhawk SAAC Exec Memeber Still Giving Back

Former football player, Mike Rivera is finding great ways to spend his time while he is waiting on the NFL to decide on it's future. Check the link below for a great video of Rivera volunterring in the Lawrence community.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Game Face: Casey Lytle

Casey Lytle takes a tag in the money maker against Mizzou this week in the Jayhawks 7-1 win over the Tigers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jayhawk Track and Field: Back to the Future

Check out our first installation of Jayhawk's Back to the Future!

We paired up former track and field athlete and current K Clubber Candace (Mason) Dunback with current track and field student-athlete Rebeka Stowe for our first Back to the Future video blog. The two compare notes on their hardest workout, funniest travel story and even take it to Allen Fieldhouse for a "friendly" game of PIG.

Friday, March 18, 2011

F.O.E. Music Video

New Music video for "F.O.E." by current football player Rod Harris, a.k.a. Merqury.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jayhawk Leadership Retreat Recap: Spring 2011

Three times a year 20-25 Jayhawk student-athletes are invited to go on an overnight leadership retreat. Last month volleyball players, men's golfers, soccer players, football players and one men's cross country runner came together for the Spring 2011 Jayhawk Leadership Retreat. Check out the footage below...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Quick Pix: Modern Family Celeb Siting

Delayed in the Las Vegas airport, our softball team, after improving to 17-3 on the season, ran into one of the celebrities from the team's FAVORITE show.
Eric Stonestreet, or Cam from Modern Family, with the team
Eric Stonestreet actually went to K State, but even a wildcat can't resists loving the KU softball team. He even gave them a shout out on his twitter... CHECK IT OUT HERE

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Quick Pix: Jayhawk Twins

Our KU Men's Basketball roster proudly boasts arguably the most famous duo in college hoops history, the Morris Twins.Opponents not only have to guard one 6'10" powerhouse forward, but they have the daunting task of defending TWO monstrous posts.
What many Jayhawk fans don't know is, the KU Men's Basketball team is not our only team applying this one-two punch on the court, or the field or in the pool for that matter. We have SIX different Jayhawk teams that fill their roster with sets of twins. Check 'em out.

Kelsey and Kortney Clifton come to KU from Wichita, KS. Kortney plays forward, while Kelsey plays midfield.

Maggie and Rosie Hull are local softball products, coming right from Lawrence, KS. Both play outfield and bat from the left side of the plate but Maggie throws left handed while Rosie throws with her right.

Brittany and Alyssa Potter swam to KU from Bentonville, Ark. Alyssa swims the 400 IM, 200 and 100 Fly and Brittany swims the 200 and 100 Fly and the 200 IM.

Kara and Amy Wehrs, freshman on this years KU volleyball team hail from Hampshire, IL. Amy plays outside hitter while Kara plays setter for the Jayhawks.

Brooke and Molly Ryan dance on the Jayhawk spirit squad and come to KU from Iowa.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Player Profile: Olivia Catloth

Name: Olivia Catloth

Hometown: Baldwin City, KS

Year: Sophomore

Major: Exercise Science

Hobbies: Internationally traveling

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Tyrel Reed

Talent I’d like to have: I wish I could sing

Dream Job: E News Host

Pre-game pump up song: "Air Force One's"- Nelly

My Motto: "There are 3 things in life you can do: give up, give in, or give it your all."

Favorite value in others: Communication

What I drive: Jetta

Worst Habit: Complaining

On my bedroom wall: Pictures of friends and soon to be Justin Bieber poster

Dinner with three people living or dead: Jeniffer Aniston, Christian Bale, Jesus

Heroes: Grandma

Favorite Movie: "Ten Things I Hate About You"

Favorite childhood memory: Playing in the creek with my brother.

What sport did you play growing up that people wouldn’t know about? Track

Favorite comfort food? French fries

Monday, February 21, 2011

Player Profile: Nate Barbee

Name: Nate Barbee

Hometown: Dakota Dunes, SD

Major: Business

Class: Senior

Favorite athlete: Blake Griffin

Talent I’d like to have: Dunk a basketball

Dream Job: Lumberjack

Pre-game pump up song: "Final Countdown" by Europe

Favorite value in others: Perseverance

What I drive: A Chevy Equinox

On my bedroom wall: Absolutely nothing

What’s in your purse/ wallet? Two Dollars

Dinner w three people living or dead: Tiger Woods, Dan Waite (teammate) and Chris Gilbert (teammate)

Heroes: Doug Quinones (teammate)

Favorite Movie: "Christmas Vacation"

Favorite childhood memory: Going to Disney World

What sport did you play growing up that people wouldn’t know about? Cross country and football

Favorite comfort food? Chicken wings

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day In The Life: Softball

Follow Allie Clark, senior pitcher, and the rest of the Jayhawk softball team as they show you a day in the life of a KU softball player.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Quick Pix: Valentine's Day

See how Jayhawk Student-Athletes celebrate Valentine's Day.

Men's golfers decorate Valentine's Day cards at a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting. Student-athletes will deliver the cards to a local retirement center and children's hospital.

More student-athletes from football, volleyball and rowing join in on the decorating at SAAC.

For the second year, the Rowing team has exchanged Valentines between the coaches, rowers, and staff. We all walk away with an assortment of 40 baked goodies, candy, fruit snacks, and awesome snacks. It definitely beats any elementary school Valentine's Day exchange!

Softball player Alex Jones shows off her custom Jayhawk Valentine's Day card.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flash Mob Experience

I went to a SAAC meeting on January 31 and was informed about a bunch of students doing a flash mob dance at the KU vs Mizzou game. I wanted to do it because it guaranteed at good seat at the game and Jeff Bell and I looked what a flash mob was on YouTube and we thought that it looked really fun. We had 3 practices that lasted about an hour each and we got pizza after each time. They told us in the last practice that we were going to be performing at the under 8 media timeout and that they had informed ESPN and our camera crews that we were going to do this at that time. We got to go into the game early that day and get in our seats while the first camping groups were coming in. I had a great time and I think that the crowd really enjoyed it as well. I think that someone should put another one of these together at some point!

-Doug Quinones (Men's Golf)

(you can see Doug and Jeff to the left of the entrance, 4 rows from the bottom, sitting next to the railing)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rock Chalk Road Trip: Track and Field

Check out what it's like to travel with the KU Track and Field team as they give you an inside look into their recent trip to NYC to compete in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

Want more of NYC? Click HERE to watch the Men's Basketball Rock Chalk Road Trip to the Big Apple.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Men's Golf Jayrock 2011

Check out Men's Golf in their FIRST EVER Jayrock submission.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jayrock Video picked up by LJWorld

Jayrock 2011 video "Jayhawk Puppet Pals" was recently picked up by the LJ World. Check out the video below.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jayrock 2011

The 6th Annual Student Athlete "Jayrock" show was a hit again this year! It was a pleasure having Darrel Stuckey, former KU football player and current San Diego Chargers player, back on campus to entertain the crowd as MC! The volleyball team took first place with their live “dancing puppet show”. Runner up of Jayrock was swim and dive who did an awesome performance with glow sticks, so creative! Third place went to the softball team with their singing and dancing act "It's a College Life" set to the beat of Annie's/Jay-Z's "It's a Hard Knock Life." All the teams that participated showed how much fun and talent our athletic teams at the University of Kansas have!

-Sarah Buschini, Spirit Squad

Be sure to check out all the performance videos as they come up on our YouTube channel!