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KANSAS FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES HOME-AND-HOME WITH HAWAII

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas and Hawaii will meet on the gridiron for the first time since 1985 when the Warriors travel to Lawrence in 2016 as the first part of a home-and-home series, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.

The 2016 home game for the Jayhawks is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, in Memorial Stadium. KU will travel to Honolulu for a return game at Aloha Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017.

“We are very excited to announce this home-and-home series with Hawaii,” said Kansas head coach Charlie Weis. “We recognize Hawaii and the Islands as a fertile recruiting territory. Both our current players and prospects are excited that these two games are official.”

Kansas leads the all-time series with Hawaii, 1-0. KU defeated the Warriors, 33-27, on Aug. 31, 1985 in Honolulu. It marks the Jayhawks’ first trip to the Islands since defeating UCLA, 51-30, in the 1995 Aloha Bowl.

KU will open the 2013 season on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a home game versus South Dakota. The Jayhawks and Coyotes will kick off at 6 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 800-34-HAWKS or by visiting the KU tickets office at KUAthletics.com.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.