The annual spring game gets underway this weekend at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 9, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS. Admission and parking are free, so come on out! Here's what to look forward to.
The Jayhawks have been hard at work with 15 practices across the past month or so. However, optimism is still pretty hard to come by when discussing the Kansas football program. Last year saw KU post just the second winless season in school history.
However, head coach David Beaty and his staff have yet to have their zeal and enthusiasm curbed in any way. While the results didn't manifest on the playing field in 2015, the Jayhawks look to have picked up some promising recruits this past February and seem to have the interest to produce an even better crop in 2017.
Last year, the format was Blue vs White in a four quarter scrimmage, which appeared to be mostly 1s vs 2s. I would anticipate a similar format to this year. The QBs wore red shirts last year, but as I'm sure we all remember, Michael Cummings went down with a knee injury on a scramble that ended his college career.
Some players to keep an eye on include whoever is playing QB, Quiv Gonzalez (WR), Joe Dineen (LB), Dorance Armstrong (DE), Jacob Bragg (OL), DeeIsaac Davis (DL), and whoever is kicking the ball.
10 AM - Bike Rodeo, Lots 58 and 65, Kids 15 and under get a free bike helmet while supplies last
11 AM - 1 PM, Kids Fun Zone, Practice Fields
12 PM - 12:25; Alumni Flag Football game, Memorial Stadium
1 PM - 2016 Spring Game, Memorial Stadium
Postgame; Train Like a Jayhawk (Kids grades 1-6), Memorial Stadium. Registration at 11 AM, Southeast Gate.
How to Watch
Come on out to Lawrence!
If you have plans already for this weekend (doubtful), the game will be televised live on the Jayhawk Television Network in the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area and nationally on ESPN3. The game will also be broadcast live across the state of Kansas on the Jayhawk Radio Network, with an audio stream also available at KUAthletics.com.
What player or players are you most looking forward to getting a look at?
What is a realistic win goal for the 2016 campaign?
What do you expect to learn about the 2016 Jayhawks?