Behind the scenes of KU’s scrappiest basketball tradition
For one KU senior, the sight of a few thousand fired-up students tearing into his hard work isn’t a nightmare — it’s an honor.
Jacob Hood, the creative director of KU’s student newspaper, the University Daily Kansan, brainstorms visitor-teasing quips with his staff before every men’s basketball home game. The best zinger inspires an illustration that Hood either oversees or draws himself.
That drawing becomes a poster included in the UDK. Then, in the hands of KU’s student section, it turns into something iconic: the confetti that’s torn and tossed as the Jayhawk starting lineup is announced.
Set to graduate this May, Hood will fondly remember his artwork flapping and flying in the fieldhouse. (Maybe he’s responsible for your own Phog-gy memory, too.)
We wish all our student athletes participating in spring tournaments the best of luck. Confetti awaits your return to Lawrence!