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KU to play Southern Miss., New Mexico State, Duke and Rice

Taken from today's LJ World.

Kansas University's football team has added Southern Mississippi to its 2009 and 2010 schedules, the athletic department released today. It will be the first time the two schools have met in football.

Southern Miss, a member of Conference USA, finished 7-6 last year and played in the PapaJohns.com Bowl.

Southern Miss will travel to Lawrence for a game on Sept. 26, 2009. Kansas will travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., for a Sept. 18, 2010 game.

Also being added to the future slates is a game with New Mexico State, which will be played on Sept. 25, 2010, in Lawrence.

Kansas already had a home-and-home series scheduled with Duke starting in 2009 and a four-game series with Rice starting in 2010. KU's nonconference slate for 2008 will feature home games against Sam Houston State, Florida International and Louisiana Tech and a road game at South Florida.

I'm sure Rock Chalk will add his thoughts to these newly announced football series. I know Southern Miss from my old days rooting for Louisville in C-USA. A very solid program. The Golden Eagles always put together a good defense.