Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1960

Posted on Aug 7, 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.

In 1960, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity won their division in the Homecoming lawn decoration contest with their Legend of Sleepy Hollow creation (top picture). The women of Sigma Kappa sorority took first place in the sorority division with their rendition of a Carry Nation Jayhawk (bottom picture).

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The Greek organizations weren’t the only ones celebrating a victory: the KU football team beat Colorado, 34-6.

Unfortunately, the victory was later forfeited after it was discovered that an ineligible player had played in the game.

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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