#KUFallCamp Day 16: Newsworthy
Beginning in August 2017, fans will be allowed to bring only one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person inside Kansas athletics events.
Fans will also be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football held its 14th practice of 2017 fall camp, but there were a number of headlines that bring excitement to the 2017 season announced on Tuesday.
Kansas Athletics announced dates for two events: Fan Day/Selfie Saturday and KU Kickoff at Corinth Square.
Fan Day/Selfie Saturday, which is set for Aug. 19, will feature an open practice at 10:45 a.m. A Fun Zone is set to open at 9 a.m., and gates to Memorial Stadium will open at 10 a.m. The open practice will run from 10:45 a.m. to noon, and players and coaches will be taking photos and signing autographs from 12:15-1:15 p.m. around the perimeter of the field. Parking for the event is free and open, with the exception of Lot 91, which will be reserved for Hawk Week activities.
The 12th annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square will start at 6 p.m. on Aug. 25, with Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger, head coach David Beaty and KU Alumni Association’s Heath Peterson addressing Kansas fans. The celebration will feature food, music, the opportunity to win tickets and more.
HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS
Kansas Athletics announced that the 2007 Kansas football team that finished at the 2008 Orange Bowl Champions will be inducted into the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame at the 2017 Kansas football season opener on Sept. 2. Along with the team, three individuals from the team will also be inducted into the hall of fame: cornerback Aqib Talib, offensive lineman Anthony Collins and head coach Mark Mangino.
SIMS JR. NOMINATED FOR EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD
Kansas junior wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. was listed among the nominees for the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which is presented annually by SPORTyler, Inc., in conjunction with the City of Tyler (Texas), the Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau and Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce.
Kansas will begin the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 with a home game against Southeast Missouri State. The Jayhawks will also host nonconference opponent Central Michigan (Sept. 9/Family Weekend).
Five Big 12 rivals will visit Lawrence, including West Virginia (Sept. 23/Jayhawks for a Cure), Texas Tech (Oct. 7/Homecoming, K-Club Weekend), Kansas State (Oct. 28/Sunflower Showdown), Baylor (Nov. 4/Salute to Service) and Oklahoma (Nov. 18/Senior Day, Youth Football Day).
Single-game tickets are now on sale, with prices ranging from $15-$80, depending on the game and seat location in Memorial Stadium. Season tickets for the seven-game home schedule are also on sale for as low as $110. Pick 3 Flex Pack ticket packages can be purchased for the 2017 season as well. As part of the Pick 3 Flex Pack offer, fans have the chance to pick any three home games on the 2017 schedule for one low price. Select a Tier 1 ticket for any three home games for $180 or a Tier 2 ticket to any three home games for just $150.
For additional information regarding Kansas football tickets contact the Kansas Sales Team by calling 800-34-HAWKS or in-person at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket office. Tickets can also be purchased via KUTickets.com.
Kansas Athletics will also be offering group discounts and unique fan experiences to Kansas football games for any group, business or organization of 15+. To inquire about bringing your group to Memorial Stadium, please contact the Group Sales Department at 785-864-6221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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