University of Kansas
The University of Kansas is a public university in Lawrence, Kansas, a hilly city in northeastern Kansas. It is often abbreviated as "KU". KU held its first classes in 1866. As of Spring 2011, over 30,000 students attended school there.
Sports[change | edit source]
Kansas' athletics teams are called the Jayhawks. Kansas has 16 varsity teams, all of which compete in the Big 12 Conference. The women's rowing team is a member of both the Big 12 and Conference USA. They are known for their men's basketball team, which most recently won a national championship in 2008.
Other locations[change | edit source]
The KU Medical Center, which is one branch of the University of Kansas, is located in Kansas City, Kansas, which is east of Lawrence. Another branch of KU, called the Edwards Campus, is located in Overland Park, Kansas.
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