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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

KU football, Hawaii to play home-and-home series starting in 2016

Kansas football coach Charlie Weis meets with media reps on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, to talk about his latest recruiting class.

Kansas football coach Charlie Weis meets with media reps on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, to talk about his latest recruiting class.

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The Kansas football team will play a home-and-home series with Hawaii starting in 2016, the schools announced Wednesday afternoon.

The 2016 home game for the Jayhawks is slated for Saturday, Sept. 24, in Memorial Stadium. KU will travel to Honolulu for a return game at Aloha Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017.

"We are very excited to announce this home-and-home series with Hawaii," KU coach Charlie Weis said. "We recognize Hawaii and the Islands as a fertile recruiting territory. Both our current players and prospects are excited that these two games are official.”

Kansas leads the all-time series with Hawaii, 1-0. The Jayhawks defeated the Warriors, 33-27, on Aug. 31, 1985 in Honolulu.

This will mark KU's first trip to the Islands since defeating UCLA, 51-30, in the 1995 Aloha Bowl.

Comments

tophawk87 10 months, 2 weeks ago

"Fertile recruiting territory?' Yeah right...because so many Islanders are dying to come to Kansas to play football?

Unless Weis starts winning four or five games a year, he won't be here then...

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Reuben_J_Cogburn 10 months, 2 weeks ago

...............yippee.

i'll mark this one on my calendar.

By that time, I'm sure we'll have more wins than arrests........pretty sure.

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JHWKDW 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Aloha, and Awesome!

Maybe one day both of us will be in the Pac 12! Nice dream/thought but anyways.

We already have a great tie with the Hawaii. You ever seen or heard about our Kansas U Baseball roster? Coach Price always seems to get baseball players from there to play for Kansas.You may also thank Baseball Coach Price for helping recruiting there. You cannot tell me one day that one of those Baseball guys may have a brother, or cousin that plays football, and tells him KU is great it could help also.

I love this. There was a article on 60 Minutes about football players from American Samoa, but I know they watch Hawaii football, Hey it is possibly another recruiting ground.Keep it up/

Love this.Good Job HCCW and KU!

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milehighhawk 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Shouldn't it be the "Kansas University football team"?

;-)

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kayjku 10 months, 2 weeks ago

See you in Honolulu. Rock Chalk!

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blindrabbit 10 months, 2 weeks ago

KU has done well in Hawaii in the past with Aloha Bowl wins against UCLA and BYU in the early 1990's.

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Dirk Medema 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Who are Colton's underclassmen teammates?

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Robert Brock 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Tad more fun going to a road game there than, say, Ames.

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Hawk8086 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I'll have to decide whether I want to save my money for the road trip to Hawaii or the road trip to Central Michigan in a few years.

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texashawk10 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Hawaii is not as fertile a recruiting ground as Texas, Florida, SoCal, or eastern Ohio/western PA, but Hawaii does churn out it's fair share of quality college football players and KU did sign a kid from Hawaii in this past recruiting class. Exposure to different recruiting areas is not a bad thing and who doesn't want to go spend a few days in Hawaii if you're in college?

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Reuben_J_Cogburn 10 months, 2 weeks ago

...Just when I thought our shame and embarrassment would be confined to the continental US.....

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Robert Brown 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I really wish we would upgrade our non-conference schedule. Nothing to really get excited about by playing Hawaii. We really should play one BCS type school every year and no longer play schools in the FCS division like South Dakota State and Southeast Missouri (who we play in 2014). I'm not saying we should schedule Alabama and Ohio State, but what about Purdue, or Indiana or Cal-Berkeley or Kentucky?

We had Georgia Tech a few years ago. That is a nice opponent. If you win, it means something; if you lose, it is not a big deal. I see we have scheduled Rutgers which will be a Big 10 school at the time. That is also, good.

I think you will see us being forced to play tougher non-conference opponents if we end up with schedule alliances with other power conferences which would be great. You get more money for a Kansas-Purdue game than Kansas- South Dakota State.

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CrystalJones 10 months, 2 weeks ago

"Fertile recruiting territory?" Well okay, but I think that might be truer of Somoa. Regardless, Charlie is scheduling for the long term, and I think we can now be certain that one of college football's top coaches will be here for a while.

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Ludwig Supraphonic 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Mizzery has a home and home series with the Toledo Rockets. How can we hope to compete for top athletes?

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blindrabbit 10 months, 2 weeks ago

ahpers: Hope this is not a Manti Teo like relationship for your sake!

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jgkojak 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Brilliant move - this could keep a couple key kids at home or sway some of those 3 star recruits who have a dozen choices.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Awesome. I have an Internet girlfriend that lives in Hawaii an this will give me an excuse to fly there and see her.

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killabees 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Bout time we renewed our rivalry with Hawaii.

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David A. Smith 10 months, 2 weeks ago

The thing that I get out of this is that the coach is excited about an event that he is setting up to be a part of personally 3 and 4 years from now.

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blindrabbit 10 months, 2 weeks ago

In the past the Nebraska Huskers thrived on this arrangement with Hawaii, did it many years. It was so popular with the residents that Boeing actually had to build more jets to accommodate for the de-population of the State of Nebraska tripping to the Aloha State for the game and whatever else there is to do over there. RCJH!

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ohjayhawk 10 months, 2 weeks ago

This also means we get to schedule an extra game for the 2017 season.

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coloradojayhawk 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Sadly for the Freshmen this fall, they'll only get the trip to Hawaii if they redshirt. It might help for recruiting for next year's class, however.

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clevelandjayhawker 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Time to start saving up for that away game!

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