KU to Play Oklahoma at Arrowhead in 2005

Nov. 16, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas athletics department announced Tuesday that the KU football team will play its Oct. 15, 2005 game versus Oklahoma at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, Mo.), home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.

“We are very excited to play a game at Arrowhead because of the large number of loyal KU alumni in the area,” said KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins. “The idea of KU playing a game there has been talked about for a long time,” he added. “It is time to try it to see if it works for our team and our fans. We are grateful to Carl Peterson and his staff for helping to make it possible. They have been terrific through all our discussions.”

Perkins said that in addition to the game in Arrowhead, KU will play six regular-season home games in Memorial Stadium in 2005 — three non-conference contests and three league games.

Big 12 play begins on Oct. 1 as the Jayhawks travel to Lubbock, Texas, for a matchup with Texas Tech. A visit to in-state rival Kansas State follows on Oct. 8. After the Oklahoma contest and a trip to Boulder, Colo. (Oct. 22), to face the Colorado Buffaloes, KU hosts Missouri (Oct. 29) and Nebraska (Nov. 5) in back-to-back games at Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks will make their second trip to the state of Texas on Nov. 12 to face the Texas Longhorns before ending the regular-season at home against Iowa State on Nov. 19.

“Our coaches and players are excited about playing in Arrowhead Stadium,” said KU head coach Mark Mangino. “It is a tremendous venue that has hosted Big 12 Championships and other very important football games.”

2005 KU football schedule

Date Opponent/Location

Sept. 3 TBA/Lawrence, Kan.

Sept. 10 TBA/Lawrence, Kan.

Sept. 17 TBA/Lawrence, Kan.

Sept. 24 Open

Oct. 1 at Texas Tech/Lubbock, Texas

Oct. 8 at Kansas State/Manhattan, Kan.

Oct. 15 vs. Oklahoma/Kansas City, Mo.

Oct. 22 at Colorado/Boulder, Colo.

Oct. 29 Missouri/Lawrence, Kan.

Nov. 5 Nebraska/Lawrence, Kan.

Nov. 12 at Texas/Austin, Texas

Nov. 19 Iowa State/Lawrence, Kan.

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