LAWRENCE | Kansas announced its 2009 football schedule on Friday, and, just from the looks of it, the Jayhawks should see more tests in their nonconference slate.
KU will face two Conference USA programs - Texas El-Paso and Southern Mississippi - and Duke of the ACC to go along with the opener at home against Division I-AA opponent Northern Colorado. The Jayhawks will travel to UTEP in the second game of the season.
KU will play the same Big 12 teams as this season.
KANSAS 2009 SCHEDULE
Sept. 5 NORTHERN COLORADOSept. 12 at Texas-El PasoSept. 19 DUKESept. 26 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPIOct. 10 *IOWA STATEOct. 17 *at ColoradoOct. 24 *OKLAHOMAOct. 31 *at Texas TechNov. 7 *at Kansas StateNov. 14 *NEBRASKANov. 21 *at TexasNov. 28 *MISSOURIDec. 5 Big 12 Championship, Arlington, Texas* Big 12 Conference game