Rock chalk chant

Alumni fight back to keep an old KU tradition alive.

Some alumni are having a hard time adjusting to the “WHOO” that current students tack on to the end of the famous Rock Chalk Chant. Now, they’re trying to get students to stop “WHOOING” in order to get the infamous chant back to the way it has been for over a century.


from tom moran
originally aired on as heard from the hill tuesday february 7th, 2012. 

One Response to “Rock chalk chant”
  1. Morris says:

    The first time I heard the Woo, my daughter was a student and that was 1997-2001. I wanted to track the perpertrators down and tell them to stop it. Then, it seems like every game it got louder. I hated that. Every time I heard it, it was like fingernails across the blackboard to me. I DID notice that in the Okla. State game there were only a few doing it and it brought a big smile to my face! Great job, and keep up the good work of getting this part of the tradition back.

    Now, if you would just teach the students the words to the Wheaties song, so they know why it’s played when an opposing player fouls out. My daughter didn’t have a clue what the song was. I’d love to hear them sing it as they walk to the bench. It’s much more clever than saying left, right, left, right.

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