KU announces upcoming non-conference football games

LAWRENCE — On the day before its 2012 season opener against South Dakota State, the KU football program announced 14 upcoming non-conference games over the next six seasons.

The future non-conference schedules includes a 2013 slate that features a home opener against South Dakota on Sept. 7, a road game at Rice on Sept. 14, and a home game against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 21.

The Jayhawks will play a non-conference road game every season through 2018, with games at Duke (2014) and Rutgers (2015) among the highlights.

Here are the announced schedules:

2013

Sept. 7: South Dakota

Sept. 14: at Rice

Sept. 21: Louisiana Tech

2014

Sept. 6: Southeast Missouri State

Sept. 13: at Rice

Sept. 20: Central Michigan

2015

Sept. 12: Memphis

Sept. 26: at Rutgers

2016

Sept. 10: Ohio

Sept. 17: at Memphis

2017:

Sept. 9: Central Michigan

Sept. 16: at Ohio

2018:

Sept. 8: at Central Michigan

Sept. 15: Rutgers