Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1957

Posted on Aug 21, 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 Homecoming football game in 1957 marked the first Homecoming game the Jayhawks played as a member of the Big 8 Conference. This game was certainly one to remember as the Jayhawks came away with a 9-7 victory over the Missouri Tigers, thanks to a field goal kicked by the late Ray Barnes, c’61.

Homecoming 1957

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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