Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1988

Posted on Apr 24, 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 1988, the Homecoming parade officially launched KU’s Homecoming revelries with the theme “Back to the Glory Days.” The parade provided a variety of attractions for the crowd that lined Massachusetts street in downtown Lawrence.


The Kappa Sigma float took first place in the non-moving parts division. The float featured the evolution of the Jayhawks making their way up the Hill to the Campanile. The Jayhawks lost the Homecoming football game to Colorado, 9-21.

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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