It’s pretty sad when a win over a very mediocre 4-win football team can spark a massive celebration, but that is exactly what happened when the Kansas Jayhawks won a game 31-19 over the 4-7 West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
You see, it was the first win on the gridiron for the Jayhawks against Big 12 Conference competition in over three years. The victory ended a 27-game conference losing streak that covered more than 3 years and parts of four seasons.
The victory revived an old tradition by the student body at Kansas – tearing down a goal posts and hauling over the Potter’s Lake and tossing it in. This tradition has been reserved for big, important wins – wins that have been few and far between in recent seasons for the Jayhawks.
The long suffering fans celebrated the victory at mid field with the players and coaches before pulling down the goal post and lugging it over to the lake.
Here is a video of the students celebrating the win in a very traditional fashion. You can also view this video below, plus check out some other great photos of the celebration at Deadspin.com if you like. Every school has its silly traditions and this is Kansas’.
Hopefully, it won’t be another three years before the Jayhawks win another big football game.