Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1965

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in 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.

In 1965, Homecoming celebrated the centennial anniversary of the University of Kansas with the theme  ‘Hawkers History. At halftime of the football game, Martha Yankey Fine, c’66, was crowned Homecoming queen by Chancellor W. Clarke Wescoe.

Martha wasn’t the only one celebrating a victory—the KU football team defeated the Kansas State Wildcats, 34-0.

KU Homecoming 1965

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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