The Big 12 has finalized the conference schedule for 2017, meaning we know KU’s full schedule for next fall.
Now that David Beaty is getting paid like he’s expected to win games, the march to the Big 12 Championship begins with a pair of home games against West Virginia and Texas Tech following non-conference play.
Here’s a look at the full schedule:
2017 Kansas Football Schedule
|1||Saturday||9/2||SE MISSOURI ST||LAWRENCE, KS|
|2||Saturday||9/9||CENTRAL MICHIGAN||LAWRENCE, KS|
|3||Saturday||9/16||at Ohio||Athens, OH|
|4||Saturday||9/23||WEST VIRGINIA||LAWRENCE, KS|
|5||B Y E|
|6||Saturday||10/7||TEXAS TECH||LAWRENCE, KS|
|7||Saturday||10/14||at Iowa State||Ames, IA|
|8||Saturday||10/21||at TCU||Fort Worth, TX|
|9||Saturday||10/28||KANSAS STATE||LAWRENCE, KS|
|11||Saturday||11/11||at Texas||Austin, TX|
|13||Saturday||11/25||at Oklahoma State||Stillwater, OK|
|14||Saturday||12/2||Big 12 Championship||Arlington, TX|
The first thing I noticed is that the Sunflower Showdown has been moved. Since Missouri left, KU and K-State have played on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, something commonly around the country known as “rivalry week.” Next year, we get Oklahoma State that week.
I’m guessing the Big 12 expects OU and OSU to contend for the title next year and did not want to risk having them play each other on back-to-back weeks.
Like I said, lame.
Fortunately (?) it is KU’s turn in the schedule to have five home conference games. Additionally, there are winnable road games at Ohio, Iowa State, and for some weird reason no one understands, TCU.
There are no midweek games, and no TV times have been set for any of the matchups as of yet.