TOPEKA (KSNT) – The University of Kansas Men’s Basketball Team is celebrating as new national champions with the Kansas governor.
Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday morning that she planned to host the KU Jayhawks at the Kansas Statehouse at 1:30 p.m. for a special celebration. The governor took to the podium surrounded by the Jayhawks and proclaimed April 25, 2022, as KU Men’s Basketball National Championship Victory Day, a holiday in the state of Kansas. She read a lengthy list of reasons as to why she made the proclamation, all having to do with the championship win and highlighting the team’s success throughout the years of the program.
After the proclamation, the governor’s office said she will join Senate President Ty Masterson and House Speaker Ron Ryckman for a reception to honor the college basketball champions.
The KU Jayhawks, led by head coach Bill Self, sealed their status as four-time NCAA national champions on April 4. In the Monday night championship game, the Jayhawks beat the University of North Carolina Tar Heels with a shocking second-half comeback 72 to 69.