Load the Wagon: The Kansas Jayhawks' Road to the 2022 Championship

Load the Wagon: The Kansas Jayhawks' Road to the 2022 Championship

by The Athletic
Load the Wagon: The Kansas Jayhawks' Road to the 2022 Championship

Load the Wagon: The Kansas Jayhawks' Road to the 2022 Championship

by The Athletic


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The Kansas Jayhawks are your 2022 NCAA men's basketball champions!

The Kansas Jayhawks were guided in 2022 by wisdom from the late Bill Self Sr.: "Don’t worry about the mules, just load the wagon." This call to focus on the little things, the fundamentals of their game, paid off on the biggest stage as Kansas captured the national championship for the first time since 2008.
Their triumph was the culmination of a demanding regular season and a hard-fought March run. After the what-ifs of 2020 and a disappointing exit in 2021, Bill Self’s squad made their intentions known with wins over Texas Tech and Creighton. Anchored by senior Ochai Agbaji and energized by Remy Martin, they knocked off Providence and then Miami to punch their ticket to a thrilling Final Four matchup against Villanova.
Load the Wagon is a celebration of this historic college basketball season, featuring insightful, probing coverage from The Athletic alongside stunning photography, documenting the Jayhawks’ remarkable run all the way up to the ultimate celebration in New Orleans.
This commemorative edition also includes in-depth profiles of Self, Agbaji, Martin and Christian Braun, plus an essential retrospective on the unforgettable 1997 KU team featuring Paul Pierce and Roy Williams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637271414
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 04/19/2022
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,076,601
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The Athletic is a subscription-based media publisher of smarter sports coverage for die-hard fans. Founded in 2016, The Athletic’s all-star team of writers have produced thousands of quality stories for subscribers free of ads, pop-ups and auto-play videos. The Athletic now offers in-depth local coverage in 47 North American pro sports markets along with premium international coverage across MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA & more. http://theathletic.com

Table of Contents

Introduction Brendan Quinn 4

NCAA Semifinal vs. Villanova CJ Moore 8

National Championship vs. North Carolina CJ Moore 14

'He Worked So Hard for This' Dana O'Neil 26

At the Start CJ Moore 32

Bill Self CJ Moore 40

Banner Day CJ Moore 46

Christian Braun CJ Moore 50

Ochai Agbaji CJ Moore 58

Senior Day vs. Texas CJ Moore 66

For the Love of the Game Eamonn Brennan 70

Big 12 Tournament Championship vs. Texas Tech CJ Moore 78

'I've Never Seen a Whole Team Cry' CJ Moore 82

NCAA Tournament Second Round vs. Creighton CJ Moore 96

Remy Martin CJ Moore 102

Sweet 16 vs. Providence CJ Moore 110

Elite Eight vs. Miami CJ Moore 116

The Avengers Brian Hamilton 122

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