Kansas Spring Football Game Sponsored By People's Bank To Kickoff at 1 p.m. On Saturday, April 12

March 26, 2008

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kickoff for the Kansas spring football game sponsored by People’s Bank on April 12 has been set for 1 p.m. it was announced on Wednesday.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

There will be no admission charge to the game, which will be played at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium. At halftime, The Sporting News magazine will present its national coach of the year trophy to Jayhawk head coach Mark Mangino.

After the game, selected players will be available to sign autographs.

The game will wrap up KU’s 15-day spring practice session. The week prior to the game, Kansas will hold an open practice for fans on Friday, April 4

KU will begin the 2008 campaign on August 30 against Florida International. The Jayhawks will host non-conference foes Louisiana Tech (Sept. 6) and SamHoustonState (Sept. 20) before Big 12 rivals Colorado (Oct. 11) Texas Tech (Oct. 25), Kansas State (Nov. 1) and Texas (Nov. 15) visit Lawrence.

Season tickets for the seven-game home schedule are on sale now for $300. The Perkins Restaurants family plan, which includes two youth and two adult general admission tickets is $400.