Game No. 3 - Kansas Hosts Duke In Morning Kickoff
Sept. 14, 2009
Press Conference Quotes
GAME NO. 3
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, 11 a.m. (Central)
Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium (50,071)
Radio: Jayhawk Network
(Bob Davis, David Lawrence, Nate Bukaty, Bob Newton [producer])
(Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson)
QUICKLY — No. 22 AP/No. 23 Coaches Kansas (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) returns to Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium to host Duke (1-1, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday, Sept. 19 in a game televised nationally on Versus at 11 a.m.
– Kansas is playing four of its first five games of the season at home and only has one road game (last week at UTEP) before playing at Colorado on Oct. 17.
– KU is looking to start a season 3-0 for just the third time in the last 12 seasons (2005 and 2007).
– KU is 24-4 at home since the beginning of the 2005 season.
– KU has won 18 consecutive non-conference home games since losing the 2003 season opener to Northwestern.
– KU has won 18 of its last 20 games against non-Big 12 Conference foes, including three bowl victories.
– KU is 25-7 in its last 32 games overall dating back to late in 2006.
– KU is 22-7 in the month of September in the Mark Mangino era.
– All four of KU’s non-conference games are being televised for the first time in school history.
– All four of KU’s non-conference games are first-time meetings with the opponents.
– Head Coach Mark Mangino is looking for sole possession of second-place on the KU career victory list as he enters this week tied with Glen Mason with 47 victories (A.R. Kennedy is the leader with 52 wins).
MARKETING ACTIVITIES FOR THE DUKE GAME
A Day for Heroes: All active and retired military, police, fire and emergency personnel and teachers are eligible to purchase a game ticket for just $10. Family and friends of Heroes can purchase a ticket for just $25. For more information contact the Kansas Athletics Ticket Office at 800-34-HAWKS. Hy-Vee Hawk Zone: The Hy-Vee Hawk Zone opens at 9 a.m. The Hy-Vee Hawk Zone features inflatable interactive Jayhawk games, the Crimson and Blue Line LIVE broadcast, and the Lawrence Journal-World/6 News Interactive Booth. Hy-Vee food and beverages are also available in the Hawk Zone. Men’s Basketball Team Appearance: This week the Kansas men’s basketball team will be signing autographs in the Hy-Vee Hawk Zone at approximately 10 a.m. Web Wednesday: Fans following the Jayhawks on Facebook and Twitter should check in on Wednesdays for special offers from Kansas Athletics, including football ticket specials. Saturdays in September: Fans can still purchase a Saturday in September ticket package for the Duke or Southern Mississippi games. The package includes four reserved seats for just $100. Free Night for Junior Jayhawks: All Junior Jayhawks will be admitted free with their Jr. Jayhawks membership card. Family members can purchase additional tickets for just $25. Jr. Jayhawks can pickup their complimentary ticket at any Memorial Stadium ticket booth. K-Day: All former lettermen are welcomed back for the Duke game. A pregame tailgate tent opens at 9 a.m. The tailgate includes a buffet, beverages and one game ticket. Lettermen can purchase additional tickets for just $25. Pins for 25/50 years will be awarded at the tent. For more information contact the Williams Educational Fund at (785) 864-3196. Spirit Day: Kids can cheer with the Spirit Squad for the first half of the Duke game. For more information contact the Spirit Squad office at 785-864-3002.
KU-DUKE SERIES — Kansas and Duke will be meeting for the first time in school history. In fact, each of KU’s four non-conference games this year are first-time meetings.
KU VS. THE ACC — Kansas owns a 3-16 record against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 1-0 mark against Virginia Tech, 2-5 vs. Florida State, 0-1 vs. Georgia Tech, 0-2 vs. North Carolina, 0-2 vs. North Carolina State, 0-2 vs. Virginia and 0-4 vs. Miami. The last time KU played an ACC team was when the Jayhawks defeated league champion No. 5 Virginia Tech 24-21 in the 2008 Orange Bowl. The last time KU hosted an ACC team was a 50-10 loss to then No. 15 Virginia in 1990.
KU’s Most Recent Games vs. ACC
2008 – W 24-21 vs. No. 5 Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl
2003 – L 26-56 vs. North Carolina State in the Tangerine Bowl
1993 – L 0-42 vs. No. 1 Florida State in Kickoff Classic at East Rutherford, N.J.
1991 – L 19-31 at Virginia, last game KU played against an ACC opponent on campus
1990 – L 10-50 vs. No. 15 Virginia, last time KU hosted an ACC team in Lawrence
KU-DUKE CONNECTIONS — Kansas does not list any players on its roster from the state of North Carolina, however Duke lists PK Nick Maggio, a junior from St. Thomas Aquinas in Leawood, Kan.