Kansas to Host UNO, Birmingham Southern

Sept. 14, 2005

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Athletics officials announced Wednesday that KU will host New Orleans and Birmingham Southern Dec. 2-4 in Allen Fieldhouse. Originally, the games were scheduled to be part of the UNO Lady Privateer Tournament on those dates; the event had to be moved because of the damage done by Hurricane Katrina.

The Jayhawks will take on Birmingham Southern at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. The next day, the Jayhawks will play UNO at 1 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 4, Birmingham Southern will face New Orleans at noon. Season-ticket holders will be admitted to these games at no extra charge.

“After all UNO and the city of New Orleans have been through, we hope that by hosting this event we can ease some of the burden on those coaches and players,” KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “With their campus closed, they needed to find places to play their games, and we are happy to do whatever we can.”

KU also announced that the Jayhawks’ home game vs. Texas has been moved one night earlier – to January 3.

Kansas Athletics officials will release game times and a television package at a later date. Last year the Jayhawks were televised 19 times, one of the most comprehensive television packages in the country.