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Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
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FormerlyKansas Public Junior College Association (1923–1962)
Kansas Jayhawk Junior College Conference (1962–1975)
AssociationNJCAA
Founded1923
CommissionerCarl Heinrich
Sports fielded
  • 19
    • men's: 9
    • women's: 10
DivisionRegion 6
No. of teams21
HeadquartersBaldwin City, Kansas
RegionKansas
Official websitewww.kjccc.org
Locations
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The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) is a college athletic conference that is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). As of 2007, the KJCCC was home to more than 3,000 student-athletes in the 19 men's and women's sports. The conference's name comes from "Jayhawk" which is a term used for people born in the state of Kansas, where all of the conference's schools are located. The term Jayhawk, however, originated with a group of guerrillas during the American Civil War.[1][2][3]

Members

Institution Location Founded Nickname Colors Basketball Volleyball Softball
Allen Community College Iola 1923 Red Devils     Division II Division II Division II
Barton Community College Great Bend 1969 Cougars     Division I Division I Division I
Butler Community College El Dorado 1927 Grizzlies     Division I Division I Division I
Cloud County Community College Concordia 1965 Thunderbirds     Division I Division II Division II
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 1923 Red Ravens     Division I Division II Division II
Colby Community College Colby 1964 Trojans     Division I Division II Division II
Cowley Community College Arkansas City 1922 Tigers     Division I Division II Division II
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 1935 Conquistadors     Division I Division I Division I
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 1919 Greyhounds     Division II Division II Division II
Garden City Community College Garden City 1919 Broncbusters     Division I Division I Division I
Hesston College Hesston 1909 Larks     Division II Division II Division II
Highland Community College Highland 1858 Scotties     Division II Division II Division II
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 1928 Blue Dragons     Division I Division I Division I
Independence Community College Independence 1925 Pirates     Division I Division II Division I
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 1967 Cavaliers     Division II Division II Division II
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 1923 Blue Devils     Division II Division II Division II
Labette Community College Parsons 1923 Cardinals     Division II Division II Division II
Neosho County Community College Chanute 1936 Panthers     Division II Division II Division II
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland 1964 Mavericks     Division I Division I Division I
Pratt Community College Pratt 1938 Beavers     Division I Division I Division I
Seward County Community College Liberal 1969 Saints     Division I Division I Division I

All KJCCC schools compete in Division I football, wrestling, track and field and cross country. Hesston is the only member that competes in Division II baseball. Independence is the only member that does not field a baseball team.

Football

Only seven of the schools have football: Butler, Coffeyville, Dodge City, Garden City, Hutchinson, Highland, and Independence. The conference is not divided into divisions for football.[4] Fort Scott terminated its football program on Nov. 8, 2021.

From 2000 through the 2013 season, the regular-season champion was considered the Jayhawk Conference champion while the playoff champion was considered the Region VI champion. Prior to the 2014 season, the playoffs were eliminated from the schedule so that each Jayhawk Conference team could play a game versus each football-playing school in Iowa. The Jayhawk Conference regular-season champion is now also the Region 6 champion.

The Independence Pirates football team was featured on the third and fourth seasons of the television documentary "Last Chance U" and consequently multiple games of the conference were featured on the documentary.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Jayhawker - Dictionary.com
  2. ^ Jayhwaker - Merriamwebster.com
  3. ^ Jayhawker - Thefreedictionary.com
  4. ^ Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Football
  5. ^ "'Last Chance U' Renewed by Netflix for Season 3". 24 August 2017.