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Kansas football releases 2011 schedule

July 21, 2009, 4:20 p.m. Updated July 21, 2009, 10:51 p.m.


A road non-conference game against Georgia Tech and home games against UTEP and Northern Illinois have been set as part of the Kansas football team's 2011 schedule, which was released Tuesday.

KU's matchup against Northern Illinois will be the first in a home-and-home series, meaning the Jayhawks will play in DeKalb, Ill., in 2012.

"Getting a home-and-home series with a BCS conference opponent has been a priority since I came to NIU a year ago," NIU athletic director Jeff Compher said in a release. "We know what it means to our fan base to have Kansas come to DeKalb, and this series is something that has been in the works for several months.

"We appreciate the willingness of (KU athletic director) Lew Perkins and his staff to work with us on these games. It's always a challenge, knowing that we have to schedule our non-conference opponents many years out, but this is a scheduling philosophy (home-and-home series) that we want to continue over time."

The Jayhawks will open Big 12 play in 2011 with a home game against Baylor. KU also will play Big 12 South teams Texas A&M; and Oklahoma State as part of its schedule rotation.

KU's season-opening opponent in 2011 still has not been determined.

The 2011 schedule is shown below.

2011 KU Football Schedule

Sept. 3 — TBA
Sept. 17 — at Georgia Tech
Sept. 24 — UTEP
Oct. 1 — *BAYLOR
Oct. 15 — *at Kansas State
Oct. 22 — *at Texas A&M;
Oct. 29 — *IOWA STATE
Nov. 5 — *at Colorado
Nov. 12 — *NEBRASKA
Nov. 19 — *at Oklahoma State
Nov. 26 — *vs. Missouri (at Kansas City, Mo.)

* — Big 12 conference game


kujayhawk 8 years, 10 months ago

Why the heck would you schedule a home and home with NIU?

calvin 8 years, 10 months ago

KU won't play OU In 2011. They played them last year and this year and then have two years off. We play them in next in 2012 I believe.

gsxr600 8 years, 10 months ago

No Oklahoma, no Texas. What's the best home game here? Nebraska? Baylor? Iowa State? This schedule is terrible.

deskboy04 8 years, 10 months ago

The Border Showdown at Arrowhead...always a great event!

mdfraz 8 years, 10 months ago

gsxr, I truly hope you are not blaming KU for not playing OU or Texas. They have absolutely no control over their conference schedule; the Big 12 takes care of that. And if you are whining about a home game against NU, you must not have paid attention to KU football until about four years ago. To bi*ch about playing a team that had beaten us 38 straight times shows much ignorance.

kusp8 8 years, 10 months ago

Looks like another BCS year for KU in 2011

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