Two significant events occurred in 1984. The first was Robert’s discovery of the Van Halen brothers. The second, and purpose of this post, was the beginning of KU’s total dominance of k-state on their home court. Yes, you read that correctly….k-state’s last victory over KU in Manhattan was a single point victory (58-57) on Jan. 29, 1983.

For context, KU’s steak is currently the third longest of all time. Rhode Island’s run of 23 at Maine from 1927 to ’57 is only second to UCLA’s dominance (shocker) of Cal from 1961 to ’85.

But streaks were made to be broken. Take, for instance, KU’s 59-55, loss to k-sate in Allen Fieldhouse on Jan. 14 — KU’s first home loss in the series in 15 years. Another even more significant streak buster was Mangino’s crowning achievement as the 05 Flying Mangion’s final put to rest Nebraska’s 36 years of football dominance. Granted, that was home and away but cripes…losing 36 straight is a bitch.

With a share of the conference title on the line I feel pretty good about our chances of sitting beside Rhode Island in the record books. The emotions of Senior Day will be quickly be erased as KU jumps out to an early lead and locks up 23 with a vengence.

KU – 73
k-sate – 66


1 Response to “22”

  1. 1 RObert
    March 11, 2006 at 11:40 am

    Actually, by 1984 VH pretty much sucked ass… DLR was on his way out and SH was on his way in…

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