Jayhawks on the road to Texas

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

The KU football team won their season opener at home last weekend, and this Saturday they’re heading to Houston for the first road game of the season.

The last time the team won a road game was back in September, 2009, when KU beat UTEP. We’re hoping for a great alumni turnout this weekend when that streak is broken!

img_facebook_shared_fb_tailgateThere are more than 15,000 Jayhawks in the state of Texas, with more than 3,500 alone in the Houston area. The Houston Chapter is one of the strongest KU Alumni Association chapters in the nation, and their members have actively been encouraging other alumni and fans to attend the game.

The Alumni Association is hosting a tailgate in the northeast corner of the football stadium next to the practice fields. The event starts at 3 p.m. and includes a barbecue lunch and a cash bar. More than 300 Jayhawks have already registered for the tailgate; if you want to join them, be sure to register by noon today so we can make sure there’s enough food.

Life Members Bill, e’70, and Gail Hutchings, ’70, urge fans to support the team and take advantage of the opportunity of an affordable, family-friendly outing. They are taking their daughter and her family to the game, where they’re also meeting up with friends from Waco. “If we can get more people out, and I know we’re more vocal, I think it could really help and make a difference!” Bill said.

We agree. Rock Chalk!

Kevin Corbett, president of the Alumni Association, spoke to the Lawrence Journal-World earlier this week about efforts to promote the game to alumni. Click here to read the article. For ticket information, click here.

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