This Week in KU History
Saturday, February 22, 1908The KU basketball team, under coach "Phog" Allen, defeats Nebraska to win the first Missouri Valley Conference championship.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The men's Jayhawk Basketball team beats TCU 87-68 for a share of the Big 12 Conference championship. With their 13th title win they tie UCLA for the most consecutive conference championships in NCAA history.
Saturday, February 23, 1895
KU physics and engineering professor, Lucien I. Blake, successfully transmits the first long distance ship-to-shore message using underwater wireless technology.
Friday, February 23, 1912
The University Debating society held its first formal debate. The debate topics included the establishment of a Parcels Post system and the creation of a uniform divorce law. President Milton Minor and VP Allen Wilbur presided over the 54 members of the group.
Wednesday, February 23, 1921
The KU Registrar, George O. Foster, releases a report showing that 31 percent of KU students are self-supporting.