Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kansas football (gasp!) hits road

Jayhawks actually leaving the state for the first time

October 16, 2007


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Seven weeks and six games for Kansas University's football team so far have produced a travel log of about 80 miles.

Hey, nobody is apologizing. There's not a team in college football who wouldn't want to stay home all the time if given the opportunity.

But the 15th-ranked Jayhawks are going to be leaving the state of Kansas for the first time this week, when they travel to play a 4:45 p.m. Saturday game against Colorado in Boulder, Colo. It looks to put a slight hitch in what's becoming a routine around Lawrence.

So far, Kansas (6-0 overall, 2-0 Big 12 Conference play) has played five games at Memorial Stadium and one at Kansas State in Manhattan.

KU coach Mark Mangino, though, said leaving the Sunflower State shouldn't pose any problem.

"It's not like we're going all the way to West Coast or the East Coast," Mangino said. "We're just flying an hour and a half : it's not that big of a deal."

The Jayhawks did do the normal road-game routine for Kansas State. They left Friday afternoon after a walk-through in Lawrence and visited Bill Snyder Family Stadium before crashing in a Manhattan hotel. Kansas won the game the next day, 30-24, in front of a hostile crowd of 50,924.

This week, it'll be a plane flight instead of a bus ride.

Kansas better get used to the routine on the road. Three of KU's next four games are away from Lawrence, including showdowns at Colorado, Texas A&M; (Oct. 27) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 10). Only a home game against Nebraska on Nov. 3 breaks up the travel splurge.


marionlibrarian 10 years, 6 months ago

But what about the effects of altitude on their game??

jfcm77 10 years, 6 months ago

Are you kidding? Haven't you seen the giant blimp they've been practicing in this week?

marionlibrarian 10 years, 6 months ago

That blimp stuff sounds like a bunch of bologna to me.

daddax98 10 years, 6 months ago

"Huh. I wonder what I saw then..."

that would be the head coach

preebo 10 years, 6 months ago

While I am a Lawrence resident. As I am an Alumus, my alligence is still to ol' CU. Give 'em hell Buffs. Let's see how the Hawks do in the thin air of Folsom Field. Go Buffs!

acg 10 years, 6 months ago

The Jayhawks are doing so well this year because those poor guys are afraid Mangino will eat them if they don't win.

gogoplata 10 years, 6 months ago

Mangino takes a lot of crap for being fat. Lets forget about the mans weight for a second and acknowledge that he is one hell of a good football coach. He has taken a weak football program to 15th in the nation. Keep up the good work Coach Mangino. This is the most fun I have ever had being a KU football fan.

Kuku_Kansas 10 years, 6 months ago


Alumnus indicates singular graduate, alumni is plural.

preebo 10 years, 6 months ago

My apologies for to leave the "n" out of alumnus. And doubly for replacing the "e" for the a in alligance.

Will all of you find it in your hearts to forgive me?

preebo 10 years, 6 months ago

Man it just isn't my day...

You know what I mean...

Raider 10 years, 6 months ago

Maybe the downtown business can organize a protest for this game going out of town too!!

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