This Week in KU History
Friday, December 13, 1907
In a harbinger of winning seasons to come, the Jayhawks play their first game under Coach Forrest “Phog” Allen, as well as their first game in Robinson Gymnasium, and whip the Ottawa University basketball squad by 44 points.
Saturday, December 14, 1985Bob Valesente replaces Mike Gottfried as head coach of the Kansas football squad. Valesente had previously served as Asst. Coach under Gottfriend, who resigned to become head coach at Pittsburgh.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Kansas Board of Regents announced the appointment of Dr. Douglas A. Girod as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas.
Monday, December 15, 1919
John Philip Sousa and His Band perform an afternoon concert in (old) Robinson Gymnasium to an enthusiastic audience. Reserved seats were $1 and $300 of the proceeds were donated to the Red Cross to benefit families of the Kansas National Guard.
Monday, December 15, 1924
KFKU, the University’s first radio station, makes its inaugural broadcast.