UMKC Kangaroos

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UMKC Kangaroos
UMKC.png
ConferencesWestern Athletic Conference
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorCarla Wilson
LocationKansas City, MO
Varsity teams16
Football stadiumDurwood Soccer Stadium
Basketball arenaMunicipal Auditorium
MascotKasey Kangaroo
NicknameKangaroos
Colors
     Old Gold       Royal Blue
Homepagewww.umkckangaroos.com
 
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UMKC Kangaroos
UMKC.png
ConferencesWestern Athletic Conference
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorCarla Wilson
LocationKansas City, MO
Varsity teams16
Football stadiumDurwood Soccer Stadium
Basketball arenaMunicipal Auditorium
MascotKasey Kangaroo
NicknameKangaroos
Colors
     Old Gold       Royal Blue
Homepagewww.umkckangaroos.com

The UMKC Kangaroos, sometimes called the Kansas City Kangaroos,[n 1] are the 16 intercollegiate teams representing the University of Missouri–Kansas City that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. UMKC currently competes in the Western Athletic Conference after leaving The Summit League in July 2013.[1]

The name was chosen in the 1930s for the school's debate team, following the acquisition of two baby kangaroos by the Kansas City Zoo.[2]

Sports[edit]

The University of Missouri-Kansas City sponsors seven men's and nine women's teams in NCAA sanctioned sports:[3]

Men's basketball[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although the school consistently brands itself for athletic purposes as "UMKC", its current primary conference, the WAC, uses "Kansas City". UMKC's previous main conference, The Summit League, also used "Kansas City".

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