Druck Signs With Kansas

July 26, 2004

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Eight teams that participated in bowl contests a season ago highlight this year’s University of Kansas football schedule — one of the most challenging in KU history. Kansas’ 2004 opponents coming off bowl appearances include Tulsa (Humanitarian Bowl), Northwestern (Motor City Bowl), Texas Tech (Houston Bowl), Nebraska (Alamo Bowl), Kansas State (Fiesta Bowl), Oklahoma (Sugar Bowl), Texas (Holiday Bowl) and Missouri (Independence Bowl).

“We are looking forward to the challenges of 2004,” KU head coach Mark Mangino said. “It’s definitely going to be another exciting season in Lawrence.”

The Jayhawks will open the 11-game slate with a pair of home non-conference games — Tulsa (Sept. 4) and Toledo (Sept. 11). KU will head to Evanston, Ill., for its third and final non-league contest on Sept. 18 for a matchup against Northwestern.

The Jayhawks begin Big 12 play on Sept. 25 when Texas Tech comes to Lawrence. Other Big 12 home games include Kansas State (Oct. 9), Colorado (Nov. 6) and Texas (Nov. 13). KU hits the road for conference games against Nebraska (Oct. 2), Oklahoma (Oct. 23), Iowa State (Oct. 30) and Missouri (Nov. 20).

“Coming off a season in which we made our first bowl appearance since 1995, this will be one of the more challenging schedules in the history of KU football,” KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins said. “We hope the alumni and fans are excited about getting the quality of teams we have coming to Memorial Stadium, and we hope they will come out to support Coach Mangino and his team.”

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