C. Jay Returns Home for Centennial
A distant relative of Big Jay and Baby Jay was introduced to the raucous crowd at the KU vs. MU men’s basketball game on Feb. 25th in Allen Fieldhouse. Perhaps the appearance of Henry Maloy’s 1912 Jayhawk mascot brought the team luck as they went on to defeat the Tigers 87-86 in overtime at the last Border War game to be held in Allen Fieldhouse.
The new mascot, C. Jay (Centennial Jay), is based on the Maloy bird introduced 100 years ago. It will be around for the next 12 months as the University recognizes the contribution of Maloy’s artwork originally published in the University Dailly Kansan.