Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1949

Posted on Jul 3, 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 Gamma Phi Beta sorority members decorated their lawn and earned second place in the sorority division of the 1949 Homecoming decoration contest. This year was the first Homecoming football game the Jayhawks played in the Big 7 Conference; KU fell to the Missouri Tigers, 28-34.

Homecoming 1949

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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