Rundown: Kansas football’s kickoff time announced for Homecoming game against Texas Tech

Jordan Guskey
Topeka Capital-Journal
Iowa State defenders tackle Kansas Jayhawks running back Amauri Pesek-Hickson (23) as Iowa State hosts Kansas at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.

LAWRENCE — The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that Kansas’ Homecoming game on Oct. 16 against Texas Tech will kick off at 3 p.m.

The matchup, which a Kansas release said “will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+,” will bring a Red Raiders team to Lawrence that’s currently 4-1 overall and 1-1 against the Big 12. The Jayhawks are 1-4 overall and 0-2 against the Big 12. This will be the 23rd matchup in series history between the two programs and first at Kansas since the Jayhawks won 37-34 on Homecoming in 2019. 

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Here’s more that’s happened recently in the world of Kansas athletics:

Kansas men’s basketball’s 2022 Big 12/SEC Men's Basketball Challenge tipoff time released

The Big 12 announced that the Jayhawks’ Jan. 29 matchup against Kentucky will tip off at 5 p.m. on ESPN. Kansas’ home game against the Wildcats is one of 10 contests between teams in the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference that’ll be played that day. A Big 12 release puts its conference’s record against the SEC in such games at 44-35.

Kansas rowing adds to its staff

Jayhawks head coach Carrie Cook-Callen announced Dan Duxbury, Milos Aleksic and John Leonard are joining the team’s coaching and support staff. Leonard will be its boathouse manager and rigger, while Aleksic will be a graduate assistant and Duxbury an assistant coach. Duxbury comes after being on the staff at San Diego State. Aleksic had been a graduate assistant at Washington State for two seasons. Leonard has been on the staff at Great River Rowing.

“Dan is the final piece of our puzzle and brings with him great experience and a positive impact at his prior coaching stops,” Cook-Callen said in a release. “I look forward to his contributions here at Kansas to strengthen our recruitment efforts and on the water development.”

Kansas men’s golf moves up in latest Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings poll

After winning the Windon Memorial tournament at the end of September, Kansas has jumped to No. 13 after starting out at No. 19. The Jayhawks compete next on Oct. 11 in Big 12 Match Play, and are one of five programs from the Big 12 in the top-13.

Kansas soccer loses twice

The Jayhawk’s losing streak is now at five games after a 2-1 defeat against Kansas State and 1-0 defeat against Iowa State, the latter becoming the fourth of the five to be decided by just one goal. Kansas (5-8-1, 0-4 in Big 12) saw Shira Elinav score its lone goal against Kansas State, during a game in which the Jayhawks outshot their opponents by a wide margin. Kansas’ Emilie Gavillet had three saves in the loss against Iowa State.

Kansas cross country teams compete at Gans Creek Classic

The Jayhawks’ women’s team placed sixth and men’s team placed 12th at events Texas A&M and North Florida won, respectively. Lona Latema led Kansas’ women with a fifth-place finish. Jake Ralston led Kansas’ men with a 47th-place finish.

Kansas volleyball splits matchups against Iowa State

The Jayhawks (11-4, 3-1 in Big 12) won in four sets in the first match, before losing in three sets in the second. In the 26-28, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20 victory, Jenny Mosser led the way for Kansas with 17 digs. In the 20-25, 20-25, 20-25 defeat, Caroline Bien led the way for Kansas with 11 kills. The Jayhawks’ RPI is currently ranked 18th in the nation.

Kansas rowing competes at Head of the Oklahoma regatta

The Jayhawks’ first competition this fall saw four boats finish in the top 20 during the Women's Collegiate 4+. Lillian Thomas, Abigail Benedict, Kacie Kinley and Julia Isbell were a part of the team that paced the four and placed seventh. The Jayhawks also participated in the Women’s Open 2-, and saw Benedict and Thomas place fifth. And the Jayhawks performed well in the Women’s Open 4+, too.

Kansas women’s golf competes at Golfweek Red Sky Classic

Behind an impressive second-round performance, the Jayhawks were able to finished tied for 10th in a 20-team field with a score of 594 (+18). East Tennessee State won with a score of 570 (-6). Kansas was led by Pear Pooratanaopa’s score of 143 (-1), which tied her for 10th individually.

“I am so proud of Pear and her finish today with a 69 and top-10 finish,” Jayhawks head coach Lindsay Kuhle said in a release. “She was incredibly accurate and confident and competed all 18 holes. She hit it well and made two great par saves on holes seven and eight today, and had a fantastic birdie from 155 yards in the cold and rain to a back pin today.”

Jordan Guskey covers University of Kansas Athletics at The Topeka Capital-Journal. Contact him at jmguskey@gannett.com or on Twitter at @JordanGuskey.