'Homecoming' dates to the Early 1900's as a way to Invite Alumni back to the school


September 14, 2022

This past week Chinook and Harlem High School each celebrated Homecoming week complete with themes for each day, a pep assembly the naming of the royal court and of course the big football game on Friday night, but how did the tradition first get started? Since the early 1900's it was a ccustom for colleges and universities to celebrate homecoming with their alumni football game.

The Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks played in 1891 in what was called the 'Border War' the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi. The game originally was held in a neutral location but soon the NCAA required inte...

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