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Friday, August 31, 2012

KU football announces select non-conference opponents through 2018

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The Kansas football team will play non-conference games against nine different schools from seven different conferences over the next six years, KU announced Friday.

The Jayhawks will play home games against Southeast Missouri (2014), Central Michigan (2014, 2017), Memphis (2015), Ohio (2016) and Rutgers (2018) over the next six seasons. KU will also take on Duke (2014), Rutgers (2015), Memphis (2016), Ohio (2017) and Central Michigan (2018) on the road.

The future non-conference games are in addition to the home-and-home series with Rutgers (2015, 2018) that the team announced earlier in August.

The third and final non-conference games for the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons will be released at a later date.

KU will open the 2012 season against South Dakota State at 6 p.m. Saturday.

KU's future non-conference schedules

2013

Sept. 7 — South Dakota

Sept. 14 — at Rice

Sept. 21 — Louisiana Tech

2014

Sept. 6 — Southeast Missouri

Sept. 13 — at Duke

Sept. 20 — Central Michigan

2015

Sept. 12 — Memphis

Sept. 26 — at Rutgers

2016

Sept. 10 — Ohio

Sept. 17 — at Memphis

2017

Sept. 9 — Central Michigan

Sept. 16 — at Ohio

2018

Sept. 8 — at Central Michigan

Sept. 15 — Rutgers

Comments

Sam Brockert 7 years, 9 months ago

I find it odd that that they suddenly drop off to two. Not scheduled yet? Or are they hinting a possible extra conference game?

Vernon Riggs 7 years, 9 months ago

Hmmm maybe Florida State, GA Tech, Clemson or Fill-In-Blank-Here?

Micky Baker 7 years, 9 months ago

or maybe Notre Dame?

In the mid or late 1990s we played Notre Dame at their house, they won, but it wasn't humiliating. We played Oregon, Oregon State, Michigan State, UCLA, Northwestern, and Florida State from the late 1980s through the 1990s. I'm trying to think of some others recently besides Georgia Tech, but I don't think there were any. Yeah, we also played TCU and SMU in the 1990s.

It's possible that there might be some games against someone from the Pac12, say like renewing the rivalry with Colorado down the road 4 or 5 years from now or a UCLA or California which is another team we played in the early 90s and was the first night game at Memorial Stadium I believe.

Sam Brockert 7 years, 9 months ago

What I was hinting at was the addition of extra teams in the conference that we are not aware of yet.

RCJH12 7 years, 9 months ago

The third and final non-conference games for the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons will be released at a later date.

Sam Brockert 7 years, 9 months ago

I know, that is why it was just a question. Are they just not scheduled, or were they told to keep those spots open for the time being?

nuleafjhawk 7 years, 9 months ago

chiefs386 - Charlie's trying to pencil in Notre Dame and Florida.

Ray March 7 years, 9 months ago

None of these games gets me excited...

.......yyyyyaaawwwwwnnn...

Daniel Kennamore 7 years, 9 months ago

We play in one of the top two conferences in the country; plenty of exciting games during the Big 12 season. Non-con is going to be just about getting wins to maybe become bowl eligible for the foreseeable future.

texashawk10 7 years, 9 months ago

The open slots are for FCS teams since KU is a school that schedules an FCS team every year. Those games don't generally get scheduled more than a couple of years in advance so that's why there's only 2 games scheduled instead of 3. If the Big 12 were to go back to 12 teams in the future with an 8 game non-conference slate, then KU might have to schedule a second FCS team for one year and then you would see some MAC, C-USA, and Sun Belt teams fill out the 4th non-conference slot.

danmoore 7 years, 9 months ago

Nothing too exciting but these are the caliber of teams we should be playing until we can establish ourselves. Our conference schedule will be tough enough. I hope SE Missouri is the last time we schedule a D2 school.

Dale Stringer 7 years, 9 months ago

Techincally, SE Mo is an FCS team, not D-II. The only real difference between an FCS school and a D-II school is level their other (non-football) sports play.

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 7 years, 9 months ago

These are all incredibly uninspiring teams. I was hoping for at least one powerful program.

I guess the program has itself to blame, we need to get better and teams will want to play us.

Look at K-State. They've played Auburn and Miami in recent years. We need to get to that level.

nuleafjhawk 7 years, 9 months ago

It will take a while, milwaukee.

Look at K-States non-conf. schedule prior to the (first) Bill Snyder era:

Tescott School of Cheesemaking. Palmer Chiropractic Institute. Studebaker School of Automotive Design. Julliard School of Dance, Music and Design Oklahoma City School of Horseshoeing (South Campus)

The list goes on and on. And truth be told - K-State didn't want to play any of THEM.

danmoore 7 years, 9 months ago

nuleaf's right. Snyder feasted on a diet of cupcakes. I'm okay with these teams except for SE Mo. If you beat them so what. If you lose to them you'll never hear the end of it.

blindrabbit 7 years, 9 months ago

Kinda weak and uninspiring. Understand the need to build program and have some success, but. Hope they are not leaving the remaining open's on the later schedule for a return to the Mizzou issue. I know there is a big push for this in some quarters, the Kansas City crowd would like to see a re-birth of the Arrowhead game.

Dale Stringer 7 years, 9 months ago

I'm all for playing Mizzou again. But only after that money grabbing Pinkel is sent packing. I place full responsiblity for the Black and YELLOW running away on him. He's the Fidel Castro of football.

blindrabbit 7 years, 9 months ago

Danmoore: Ditto on your SE Mo. Comment ; why not Missouri State, if we feel a need to return to the confederates. We play SD State this year; is it SD State in 2013 or Univ.. of South Dakota as the story indicates?

blindrabbit 7 years, 9 months ago

Buddha: Different than what I remember about Mizzou heading to the SEC; I kinda remember Pinkel not liking this move because he had less wins there than the Big 12. My recollection being Missouri "east siders", Jay Nixon, Mike Alden, the Mizzou President and Board of Regents were the one's really pushing their move; they could care less about the effect on the Kansas City side of the State. Regardless, no tears on my part.

jayhawkintexas 7 years, 9 months ago

Wish they would scedule Liberty. That's an easy win and their coach can't coach.

Robert Brown 7 years, 9 months ago

The open games could be a precursor to a scheduling alliance with the SEC. If that is the case, the schedule is fine. If not, we need to get an opponent that if we beat them, the rest of the country will take notice.

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