Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 2005

Posted on Feb 20, 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 meme Throwback Thursday, a popular trend on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram where users post old pictures of themselves.

The Homecoming Steering Committee chose “‘Hawks on Haunted Hill: Legends of the Fall” as the theme for 2005’s festivities. The Student Alumni Association created a banner reflecting the theme for the parade.

Homecoming 2005, Student Alumni Association |

The football team took on the Missouri Tigers in the Homecoming game, winning 13-3 in front of more than 48,000 fans. It was the final time the two teams met in the KU Homecoming football 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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