Jul 26, 2020 12:43 AM

KU adds Southern Illinois to open football season--for now

Posted Jul 26, 2020 12:43 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas added Southern Illinois to open its football season in just over a month. The decision came after New Hampshire backed out of the game Sept. 5 because of the Colonial Athletic Conference’s decision to suspend fall sports due to COVID-19.

The Jayhawks and Salukis will play for the fourth time on Aug. 29 at Memorial Stadium. Whether the game actually takes place has yet to be determined. The Salukis play in the Missouri Valley, whose own school presidents are expected to address their football season in the coming week.