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This Week in KU History

  • The football Jayhawkers become the first college team from the state of Kansas to play in a bowl game, squaring off against Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

  • KU University Council formally requests the Board of Regents establish a separate graduate school with its own dedicated dean and faculty.

  • The 2007 Jayhawk football team finally triumph in KU's third Orange Bowl appearance defeating Virginia Tech 24-21.

  • Watkins Memorial Hospital is officially opened in what is now present-day Twente Hall.

  • In only the second meeting of a nationally ranked No. 1 vs. No. 2 team going to triple overtime, the Jayhawks defeat the OU Sooners in Allen Fieldhouse by the score of 109-106.

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KU Today
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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