Jayhawks Return to the Practice Fields
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football returned to the practice fields Tuesday afternoon, once again donning full pads. KU head coach David Beaty ran the Jayhawks through another spirited practice, as Kansas continues to implement its new up-tempo offense.
With four practices in the books, Kansas will hold a second practice this week on Thursday afternoon, before breaking for the Easter holiday.
Earlier Tuesday, Kansas Athletics announced a fun day of events and activities surrounding the annual Kansas football Spring Game. Kickoff is slated for Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m., on Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium and admission is free.
The game will be televised live on the Jayhawk Television Network in the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area and nationally on ESPN3. Additionally, the game will be broadcast live across the state of Kansas on the Jayhawk Radio Network, with an audio stream also available at KUAthletics.com.
The day will begin with the Train Like A Jayhawk clinic for kids grades 1-6 on the football practice fields adjacent to the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium. The clinic, during which stations will be directed by KU football players, will go from 10-11 a.m. Participating children will receive a Train Like A Jayhawk t-shirt. Registration begins at 9 a.m., at the west entrance to the practice fields and space for this event is limited.
Online registration forms for the Train Like A Jayhawk clinic and more information on the various activities surrounding the 2015 Kansas football Spring Game can be found by visiting KUAthletics.com/trainlikeajayhawk.
The Hy-Vee Hawk Zone will then open at 11 a.m., north of the Anderson Family Football Complex and will feature inflatable games for children, photo opportunities, poster-making, stickers and face tattoos. The Fun Zone will be open from 11 a.m., until kickoff.
The sixth annual Bike Rodeo will also begin at 11 a.m., in lots 58 and 65. The Bike Rodeo will feature a bicycle course and free bike inspections, courtesy of Douglas County Fire and Medical. In addition, kids 15 and younger will be custom-fitted with a free bicycle helmet (while supplies last) as they learn about bicycle rules of the road, trail etiquette and pool safety.
Kansas football, who will be celebrating 125 years as a program this fall, is welcoming back all former players for an alumni game. The alumni game is scheduled for a noon kickoff in Memorial Stadium and will be a flag football game. All KU football alumni interested in participating should contact director of traditions, Candace Dunback, via email at email@example.com.
Gates to Memorial Stadium open at 11:30 a.m., and numerous 2015 promotional items will be available for fans. With the entire stadium open for seating, fans will be allowed to enter the stadium at the NE, SE, NW, SW and west ramps as well as the suite elevators.
The KU Store will be open at two locations. Stands on both the east and west concourses will be open from 11:30 a.m., until the end of the game.
Parking for the Spring Game is free. KU Parking and Transit, however, will be on hand to assist fans with questions about open parking. The parking garage on Mississippi Street, adjacent to the Kansas Union, will be available for use, but patrons will be charged at its normal rate. Parking in the garage is $1.75 for the first hour or any portion of an hour, and $1.50 per hour for all subsequent hours.
KU will begin the 2015 season on September 5 vs. South Dakota State. The Jayhawks will also host non-conference opponent Memphis (Sept. 12/Family Weekend, Band Day) before Big 12 rivals Baylor (Oct. 10), Texas Tech (Oct. 17), Oklahoma (Oct. 31/Homecoming, K-Club Weekend), West Virginia (Nov. 21) and K-State (Nov. 28) visit Lawrence.
Season tickets for the seven-game home schedule are now on sale for as low as $115. The Family Season Ticket Plan, which includes two youth and two adult general admission tickets, is $400.
Fans can purchase their season tickets at the Spring Game at ticket tables on Campanile Hill, in the Hy-Vee Hawk Zone, in the west concourse and in Section 3 inside the stadium seating area. Additionally, tickets are available online at www.KUAthletics.com, by calling 800-34-HAWKS or in-person at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket office.
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