LAWRENCE, Kansas - In Lawrence, the University of Kansas fight song is literally music to most people’s ears.
The Jayhawk fight song was first written in 1912, and then adopted in 1958. The words to the song have not been changed since, nor has it been considered until now.
Since both Nebraska and Colorado joining the Pac 10 and Big 10, some argue its time to change Jayhawk tradition, eliminating the Huskers and Buffaloes from KU’s fight song.
“We have had some comments from the Jayhawk community that perhaps we should reconsider the lyrics to the song,” said Jennifer Sanner, KU Alumni Association.
Many supporters believe changing the lyrics are inevitable and should be done to maintain Jayhawk pride.
“Folks would rather sing about teams other than the Buffaloes and the Cornhuskers,” said Sanner.
Sanner says the university will turn to the student body for their creative suggestions on how the fight song should be revised.
“We want it to be driven by the students. They carry on the tradition that Jayhawks have handed down to them through the years,” said Sanner.
The students will have an opportunity to vote on the new lyrics for the Jayhawk fight song as part of the university’s homecoming celebration in October.
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