- May 14, 2002
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Rock Chalk Jayhawk:
The University of Kansas is built on top of a limestone hill; chalky rocks. Jayhawk is a cross between a blue jay and a sparrow hawk.
and how does that apply to sports?
Is it like , hooray for us we are on a limestone hill. ???
Uh...it's a cheer? What does Boomer Sooner mean or why does Miami have a lame Ibis when they're the Hurricanes?
My guess is that if you don't understand why schools have traditions then you either didn't go to school or the one you did didn't have any sort of traditions
KU's Rock Chalk Chant evolved from a cheer that a chemistry professor, E.H.S. Bailey, created for the KU science club in 1886. Bailey's version was "Rah, Rah, Jayhawk, KU" repeated three times. The rahs were later replaced by "Rock Chalk," a transposition of chalk rock, the name for the limestone outcropping found on Mount Oread, site of the Lawrence campus.
Are you \trying to denigrate the Great Ibis? An Ibis defintely kicks a Jayhawk ass and I wasn't making fun of your mascot. I guess Miami has an Ibis for the same general reason Kansas has a Jayhawk. Indigenous to the area.
Someone once did a study on what was flatter: the state of Kansas or an IHOP pancake. Kansas won. Barely.
No, it wasn't because of Mangino.