The Jayhawks football team went 0-12 last season. It had not won a game since beating Iowa State in November 2014. But the Rhode Island Rams – an FCS team that went 1-10 last year – marched into Lawrence on Saturday, and the Jayhawks beat them. Beat them good, 55-6. Kansas is undefeated.
The students ran onto the field after the game.
THEY RUSHED THE FIELD pic.twitter.com/eTOJ4cvcVT— Mike Vernon (@M_Vernon) September 4, 2016
This was not, apparently, OK with the powers that be.
KU students rush the field. Are told by the PA to go back "for the respect of this program."— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) September 4, 2016
The passion of these football fans is admirable. This is a place that has a relatively proud recent history of enthusiastic field-rushing, including tearing down goalposts after that Iowa State win (the Cyclones were 2-7) two years ago.
They deserve to be happy, and they do not deserve to be apprehended by the Big 12 Football Fun Police. Party on, Jayhawks. Party on.