'88 champ ‘Manning’ the
helm for homecoming
which lured former All-American Danny Manning back to campus this fall
after he completed his career in the National Basketball Association,
will honor him as grand marshal for Saturday’s homecoming parade.
The parade will salute “Jayhawk Generations: Bringing Back the Classics.”
Manning, who led KU to the 1988 NCAA national championship and is director
of student-athlete development and the men’s basketball team manager
under coach Bill Self, has been a guest of honor throughout homecoming
week, Oct. 11 through 18.
“The University of Kansas and the Lawrence community have been wonderful
to my family and me,” Manning said. “It’s always my
pleasure to give something back when I have the opportunity.”
The homecoming parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, proceeding
south and west on Jayhawk Boulevard between the Adams Alumni Center at
13th and Oread Avenue and the Chi Omega fountain on West Campus Road.
Manning also will be recognized at halftime of the homecoming football
game between KU and Baylor University. The game will start at 1 p.m. in
Manning, who played basketball at KU from 1985 to 1988, was named the
national player of the year in 1988 and set records as KU’s all-time
leading scorer and rebounder. Manning enjoyed 15 seasons in the NBA and
played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee
Bucks, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons.
10 a.m. Saturday, Jayhawk Boulevard from Adams Alumni Center to the Chi
KU organizations: KU Marching Band, KU Alumni Marching Band, the KU Spirit
Squad including the Jayhawk Mascot, ROTC Color Guard
Area school bands: Norwich High School, Mulvane High School, Pleasanton
Junior High and High School and St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School in Wichita
KU clubs: Scooterhawks, Habitat for Humanity; Asian American Student Union;
Young Democrats; scholarship and residence halls; honor societies; and
KU fraternities and sororities
Area clubs: Lawrence Antique Auto Club and Topeka Corvette Club