Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Alumni News and News
KU’s 102nd Homecoming celebration is taking place this week. Learn about past Homecomings through our Throwback Thursday posts, and check out our social media hub to see what students, alumni and fans are posting about Homecoming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #kuhomecoming. For a full list of activities and other information about Homecoming, visit www.homecoming.ku.edu.
The 2014 Homecoming Parade takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, in downtown Lawrence with a couple of familiar voices behind the microphone. John Holt, j’81, l’84, current news anchor for Fox 4, and Curtis Marsh, j’92, director of KU Info, will reunited to serve as the parade’s emcees.
Fun fact: these two Jayhawks also served as co-emcees of the 2010 Homecoming parade. The Homecoming theme was “Rock Chalk Roadtrip” and the creative entries featured a variety of transportation-themed floats. Robert Eaton, e’63, was the parade’s grand marshal.
Don’t miss this year’s parade! Rob Riggle, c’93, will serve as the grand marshal, and a pep rally will take place immediately after the parade on 8th Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The Marching Jayhawks and Spirit Squad will perform, and speakers at the rally will include Riggle, assistant football coaches John Reagan and Clint Bowen, and head men’s basketball coach Bill Self.
After the rally, stick around for dance music provided by a DJ until 9 p.m.
We’d love to see your Homecoming pictures and hear your stories. Submit them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tag your pictures with #kuhomecoming on Twitter or Instagram.