Kansas might have to change its nickname from Jayhawks to Big Dogs because Kansas has been the Big Dog of the Big XII conference for the past 10 years, winning a share of the title each of those years. This year appears to be no different, despite early challenges to their throne. Kansas beat Iowa Sate Monday night, winning 89-76. This avenges the only conference loss the Jayhawks had, and puts Kansas directly into the driver’s seat of the conference title race. he odds of anyone beating Kansas at home the rest of the year are slim, as Kansas has only lost five home games over the past eight years. Kansas will join elite company this year if and/or when it wins its 11th straight title. Only UCLA and Gonzaga have won more straight conference titles, with UCLA setting the pace with 13 straight conference titles from 1966 to 1979. Time will tell if Kansas can continue its impressive pace, but until they lose a title, they are the Big Dogs of the Big XII.