Coach Mangino To Speak At Kickoff Rally August 22

Aug. 8, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Athletics and the University of Kansas Alumni Association will host a KU Kickoff Rally, featuring Head Football Coach Mark Mangino, Friday, August 22, from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Corinth Square (83rd and Mission Rd.) parking lot in Prairie Village, Kan. The rally will be free of charge to all University alumni, friends and students.

Coach Mangino will share the latest KU football news, along with his outlook for the season. The rally will include an inflatable fun zone for kids, along with appearances by the KU Spirit Squad, KU Pep Band and Big Jay and Baby Jay mascots. John Holt, news anchor at Fox 4 Kansas City and University of Kansas graduate will serve as emcee.

Food vendors will be on hand, and KU Alumni Association members who show their membership cards will receive a free hamburger or slice of pizza from Johnny’s Tavern. Guests will enjoy lots of freebies and can stay to enjoy the sounds of local band Recess.

The Kansas Athletics Ticket Office will be on hand for those wishing to purchase 2008 season or single-game tickets. Kansas opens the season hosting Florida International on Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. Reserved season tickets are $300, faculty-staff tickets are $240, recent graduate packages are $240 (graduated between 2006-08), and a Football Pack, which includes tickets to Louisiana Tech, Sam Houston State and Colorado, is $99.

For more information about the KU Kickoff Rally, visit, or call the KU Alumni Association at 800-584-2957.