Posted on Sep 25, 2014
in Alumni News and News
KU’s 102nd Homecoming celebration is taking place this week. Learn about past Homecomings through our Throwback Thursday posts, and check out our social media hub to see what students, alumni and fans are posting about Homecoming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #kuhomecoming. For a full list of activities and other information about Homecoming, visit www.homecoming.ku.edu.
The 2014 Homecoming Parade takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, in downtown Lawrence with a couple of familiar voices behind the microphone. John Holt, j’81, l’84, current news anchor for Fox 4, and Curtis Marsh, j’92, director of KU Info, will reunited to serve as the parade’s emcees.
Fun fact: these two Jayhawks also served as co-emcees of the 2010 Homecoming parade. The Homecoming theme was “Rock Chalk Roadtrip” and the creative entries featured a variety of transportation-themed floats. Robert Eaton, e’63, was the parade’s grand marshal.
Don’t miss this year’s parade! Rob Riggle, c’93, will serve as the grand marshal, and a pep rally will take place immediately after the parade on 8th Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The Marching Jayhawks and Spirit Squad will perform, and speakers at the rally will include Riggle, assistant football coaches John Reagan and Clint Bowen, and head men’s basketball coach Bill Self.
After the rally, stick around for dance music provided by a DJ until 9 p.m.
We’d love to see your Homecoming pictures and hear your stories. Submit them to us at email@example.com, or tag your pictures with #kuhomecoming on Twitter or Instagram.
Posted on Aug 26, 2014
in Alumni News and News
Exciting news, Jayhawks!
Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, c’93, will be grand marshal of the KU Homecoming Parade. This year’s parade takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, in downtown Lawrence. A pep rally on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets will follow the parade.
John Holt, j’81, l’84, Fox 4 anchor, and Curtis Marsh, j’92, director of KU Info, will serve as the parade’s emcees.
Speakers at the pep rally will include Riggle; John Reagan, offensive coordinator for the KU football team; Clint Bowen, d’96, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach; and head men’s basketball coach Bill Self.
The parade is part of the weeklong Homecoming celebration that begins Sunday, Sept. 21, and includes daily activities leading up to the KU-Texas football game Saturday, Sept. 27, in Memorial Stadium. KU Alumni Association members have the opportunity to buy a 4-pack of tickets to the Homecoming football game for just $99—log in here to reveal the promo code and link to buy your tickets.
The theme for KU’s 102nd Homecoming is “Roll with the ’Hawks,” which was selected by this year’s Homecoming Steering Committee. Elle Rose, a junior from Hutchinson majoring in pharmacy, is the student director of Homecoming. Rose and the members of the steering committee work closely with Alumni Association staff members and advisers Paige Hofer, student programs coordinator, and Jacey Krehbiel, alumni programs coordinator.
The Homecoming Steering Committee will host two informational meetings for students and groups at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Adams Alumni Center. Homecoming competition entry forms will be available Sept. 2 at www.homecoming.ku.edu.
Be sure to follow KU Homecoming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates!