Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1936

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Campus 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.

During the 1936 Homecoming celebration, the Sigma Chi fraternity decorated their lawn with a husk of corn trapped inside a cage  pulled by Jayhawks and a sign that read “Let’s Play ‘Em Cagey.” Their efforts helped Sigma Chi tie for first in the fraternity division of the decorating contest.


Sadly the KU football team was shut out by the #8 Cornhuskers, 0-26.

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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