The Making of the Miracles

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

In honor of the 25th anniversary of KU’s 1988 National Championship, we shared this video with members. We sat down with Kurt Messersmith, j’89, executive producer of the new documentary “The Miracles,” who shared what it was like to catch up with the players like Danny Manning, Archie Marshall and Milt Newton 25 years later. He found that their team chemistry was just as strong. Relive the drama of the ’88 season here, and look for “The Miracles” to air tonight on the CBS Sports Network (7 p.m. CT) and on Metro Sports in KC and Cox Cable in Kansas on April 7 (7 p.m. CT).

Danny Manning and Larry Brown, KU 1988 National Championship | photo copyright Earl Richardson, www.earlrichardson.comFuture air dates of documentary

April 4th, 8 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network (cable)
April 7th, 7 p.m. CT on Metro Sports (Time Warner) Kansas/Kansas City
April 7th, 7 p.m. CT on Cox Cable, KS 22

Where were you?

We asked alumni to share their memories of the 1988 championship. Read those stores here, or share your memories with us on our Facebook page or by emailing us at

The stuff of miracles 25 years later

Watch the six-minute trailer for “The Miracles” and learn more about the documentary—including plans for a DVD and mobile app release with special features—in our previous post.

Photo by Earl Richardson used with permission

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