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Coastal Carolina University announced Friday that the Chanticleers have added the University of Kansas Jayhawks to their 2020 football schedule.
The game is the Jayhawks’ first game and is scheduled for September 12 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.
Originally, the Jayhawks were scheduled to come to Conway for the 2020 season and face the Chanticleers on September 26, making it the first time in program history that CCU has hosted a Power 5 school.
However, due to the Big 12’s announcement that their members can only play one home game without a conference this season, both schools have decided to keep the series alive with Kansas hosting the Chants in 2020.
Coastal will host the Jayhawks at Brooks Stadium next season on September 11, 2021.
“We appreciate the cooperation of the Kansas Sports Administration in working with us to keep our streak intact,” Coastal Athletics manager Matt Hogue said in a press release. “We are looking forward to this year’s competition.”
Coastal has undergone several schedule changes for the upcoming season, as many conferences across the country have either limited the programming of their member programs to a single conference, a single non-conference game, or postponed competitions entirely. autumn.
CCU saw its games against South Carolina (September 5), eastern Michigan (September 12) and Duquesne (September 19) canceled.
South Carolina had to cancel due to the SEC’s participation in a conference-only schedule. Eastern Michigan and Duquesne games were called off following their respective conferences postponing fall competitions to spring.
Initially, the Duquesne game was still relevant following the announcement of the Northeastern Conference (NEC) postponing fall sports. Duquesne, an affiliate member of the NEC, could still play college football this fall as they were not a full member of the NEC. But after the NCAA announced last week that the fall championships for each sport will be canceled if more than half of the playoff-eligible teams in each sport cancel their season, Duquesne’s game has been called off.
As it stands, the Chanticleers will open the season Sept. 12 at Lawrence against Kansas. Their Sun Belt conference program begins Oct. 3 against Arkansas State in Conway at Brooks Stadium.