Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 2002

Posted on May 8, 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.

The University of Kansas celebrated 135 years of tradition in 2002, which inspired the Homecoming theme “Traditions Anew in 2002: A ‘Hawk of a Good Time.” Chancellor Robert Hemenway joined the parade on Jayhawk Boulevard in a Ford Mustang.

Chancellor Hemenway in the 2002 Homecoming parade

The football team lost the Homecoming football game to the Colorado Buffaloes, 29-53.

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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