A Look At The New KU Basketball Film, 'Jayhawkers'

Nov 8, 2013

KU basketball had a different sort of atmosphere back in the 1950s. In addition to some Phog, one of the things that changed the weather there was a certain player called Wilt Chamberlain.

Kevin Willmott's latest film is 'Jayhawkers.'
Kevin Willmott's latest film is 'Jayhawkers.'

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk with local filmmaker Kevin Willmott about his newest movie, Jayhawkers, that takes a look at the Chamberlain era and how it changed KU forever. 


  • Kevin Willmott's films include Planet Negro, C.S.A: Confederate States Of America and The Battle for Bunker Hill. He is an associate professor in film studies at the University of Kansas.