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2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Parade and awards ceremony to honor Jayhawks today



Past parades for the Jayhawks

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Archival footage from the 1986, 1988, and 1991 parades held for the KU Men's Basketball team.

Past Event

Celebration parade for KU men's basketball team

  • Sunday, April 13, 2008, 3 p.m.
  • Downtown Lawrence, Lawrence
  • All ages / Free



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Now it's time for KU's heroes of the hardwood - the 2008 national champions, less than a week after outlasting Memphis to claim the NCAA title - to ride triumphantly through the heart of Lawrence, in a parade of significance unseen since Kansas' last title 20 years ago.

"It's a phenomenal thing," said Sgt. Paul Fellers, Lawrence police spokesman. "It's something that doesn't occur very often and, obviously, this is something everybody in the community can be proud of."

Today's parade - led by the Spirit Squad and pep band, and featuring players, coaches, managers, Athletics Director Lew Perkins and others riding in convertibles and on a flatbed truck - begins at 3 p.m. at Seventh and Massachusetts streets. The parade is scheduled to move south on Massachusetts to 19th Street, then west to Naismith Drive.

An awards ceremony also will be conducted at 6 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public.


NH_JHawk 13 years, 6 months ago

Wish I could be in Lawrence to witness this spectacle. I would love to celebrate with up to 100,000 of my fellow Jayhawks!ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!2008 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

Kyle Crenshaw 13 years, 6 months ago

comin up from springfield, mo for the thing!

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