Phog Allen and James Naismith with the 1922 Basketball team.

History of Basketball at KU

With the most conference titles in the nation, the University of Kansas is considered one of the most prestigious basketball programs in the country. The history of Basketball at KU goes all the way back to the arrival of Dr. Naismith to KU just six years after writing the original rules for the game.
Memorial Drive map with memorials pictured.

Campus War Memorials

Memorial Drive is home to some of the most iconic and meaningful memorials of the region. From the Campanile to Memorial Stadium, exploring Memorial Drive is a great opportunity to understand the history of the university and our nation.
1912 Jayhawk

Origin of the Jayhawk

Any member of the University of Kansas community, present or past, automatically becomes a Jayhawk. What does this popular mythical figure really mean?

Exhibits & Tours

Learn more about our exhibits across campus. Find out how to visit them in person or visit them virtually here.
Kansas Union Ballroom

Stories of KU

Find out more about The University of Kansas and it's history by visiting our story homepage - a landing page for all of KU History's Articles.
Students at the Kansas Union restaurant

Additional History Resources

The following are some additional resources that may aid your research
Spencer Research Library

Contact Us

For general information, questions, suggestions, and other inquires, contact Tim Gaddie at 785-864-4651 or kuhistory@ku.edu.

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