Editor’s note: Despite previous information from the department, KU Athletics has formalized its parade plans to celebrate the men’s basketball team’s NCAA title. The parade is now scheduled for Sunday. FOX4 has updated our story below.


LAWRENCE, Kan. — Thousands of screaming KU fans will return to Lawrence this weekend to again celebrate their 2022 NCAA National Champion Jayhawks.

Despite early plans for a different day, the university’s Athletics Department formally announced a parade will take place Sunday at 2 p.m.

The parade will head south on Massachusetts Street, starting at 6th Street and ending at 19th Street.

Mass Street will be closed from 3 a.m. until roughly two hours after the parade ends Sunday. Beginning at 11 a.m. fans can park on campus in Lot 90, the Burge Union and the Computer Center to catch shuttles downtown.

KU fans in Lawrence were still on a high Tuesday after the team’s big win over North Carolina to bring home the NCAA title.

“The group just played very well together,” KU Fan Bryce Wiedenann said. “It was just great for the city.”

They aren’t ready to stop celebrating just yet.

“We have the passion here, and we’re going to keep it around,” KU fan Vincent Garcia said. 

KU Athletics will be hosting the parade along with help from the city of Lawrence and Downtown Lawrence Inc.

“Of course we have our Marching Jayhawks. I would assume they will be there and kind of the spirit squad. It really focuses on the players and the coaches,” Sally Zogry, executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. said.

Fans are already looking forward to the parade to show the team how proud they are.

On Tuesday, KU also threw a massive welcome home celebration. Fans gathered inside Memorial Stadium to cheer for the team as they arrived back on campus.

They’ll get to cheer on their favorite team once again Sunday.