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Hawaii schedules home-and-home against Kansas

Hawaii and Kansas will get together on the gridiron in 2016 and 2017.

Jamie Squire

The Hawaii Warriors and Kansas Jayhawks have agreed to a home-and-home football series for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The first game of the series will take play in Lawrence, Kan., on Sept. 24, 2016, and the second game is at Aloha Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017.

This matchup is also the first time that the two schools will have played since 1985, and in that game saw Kansas defeat Hawaii 33-27.

This is the type of game that Hawaii needs to schedule because Kansas is from a BCS conference, yet the Jayhawks are not a premiere team from a power conference. That makes this game very winnable for Hawaii and a chance to get a little bit of national respect for defeating a Big 12 team, or maybe not since Kansas is nearly on the same level as Hawaii.

Charlie Weis is excited for this game since it will help in recruiting:

"We are very excited to announce this home-and-home series with Hawaii," said Kansas head coach Charlie Weis. "We recognize Hawaii and the Islands as a fertile recruiting territory. Both our current players and prospects are excited that these two games are official."

This 2016 game against Kansas is Hawaii's second game against a BCS team, the other is a road contest against a much better opponent in the Michigan Wolverines.