Jayhawks Put On The Pads, Scrimmage Inside Memorial Stadium
Aug. 8, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The sounds of pads crashing against each other could be heard from inside Memorial Stadium here Monday afternoon as the Kansas Jayhawk football team donned full pads for the first time during 2011 Fall Camp. KU moved to Kivisto Field for its fifth practice of the preseason, completing its first scrimmage to date.
“I was very pleased with the physicality I saw out there today,” said second-year head coach Turner Gill. “Players on both sides of the ball were out there being extremely physical and that was encouraging.”
In personnel news, Gill announced that sophomore defensive end D.J. Marshall had left the team and redshirt freshman defensive end Pat Lewandowski would miss 2-3 weeks with a leg injury.
“D.J. Marshall has decided to end his football career,” said Gill. “He will remain at Kansas as a student, while completing his degree in Africa/Africa-American Studies. Marshall, who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma during the 2009 season, currently remains in remission.”
Kansas will take a day off from the practice fields Tuesday as they break for the team’s annual Media Day. The players will meet with the media and take photos in the afternoon sandwiched around meetings in the morning and evening.
The Jayhawks will open the season Saturday, Sept. 3, when they play host to McNeese State. KU-MSU will kick-off at 6 p.m., at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium. Tickets are available via the web at kuathletics.com, by calling 1-800-34-HAWKS or by stopping by the ticket office on the southeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse.