Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1947

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Alumni News and News

KU’s 102nd Homecoming celebration will take place Sept. 21-27 of this year, and we thought it would be fun to share photos and stories from past Homecomings to help get alumni, students and fans excited. So, we’re participating in the internet theme Throwback Thursday, a popular trend on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram where users post old pictures of themselves.

The Hill was alive with sounds of cheers on Nov. 22, 1947, as the Jayhawks, under the leadership of head coach George Sauder, beat the Missouri Tigers 20-14 in the final Homecoming game of the Big 6 Conference. Kappa Sigma fraternity members decorated their lawn with a revised map of the United States for the Homecoming festivities.


Check back next week for another look at KU’s rich tradition of Homecoming! We’d love to see your Homecoming pictures and hear your stories. Submit them to us at, or tag your pictures with #kuhomecoming on Twitter or Instagram.

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