This Week in KU History
Wednesday, November 18, 1885
Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen, the future "Father of Basketball Coaching", is born in Jamesport, Missouri.
Monday, November 18, 1968
“Pepper” Rodgers, KU’s head football coach, announces via telephone to a crowd of 1,000 students gathered in front of Strong Hall that the Jayhawks are bound for their second Orange Bowl appearance.
Thursday, November 18, 1971
Responding to campus radicalism and slashed state education budgets, a KU group called Students Concerned About Higher Education in Kansas publishes a bold advertisement that asks “WOULD YOU VOTE TO ABOLISH THE UNIVERSITY?”
Wednesday, November 19, 1986Starting his first game as the Jayhawks' point guard, Mark Turgeon provides a second-half spark by scoring 15 of his 17 points as the Jayhawks beat the Olympian-laden Soviet Union team in an exhibition game 84-78.
Monday, November 20, 1967
KU unveils preliminary architectural plans for its new humanities building, later named Wescoe Hall, a 25-story skyscraper that would have been the tallest building in Kansas.