Alumni game set

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Several former University of Kansas football greats will participate in an alumni game prior to KU's Annual Spring Scrimmage on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.

KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins will snap the ball from center on the game's opening play.

"Everyone associated with Kansas football is looking forward to Sunday," said KU head coach Mark Mangino. "The day should be a lot of fun for our fans, alumni and players."

Former Jayhawks that have committed to play in the contest include quarterback Bobby Douglass (1966-68), punter/placekicker Dan Eichloff (1990-93), offensive lineman Keith Loneker (1989-92), punter Bucky Scribner (1980-82), offensive lineman Chip Budde (1987-90), defensive lineman Dan Dercher (1995-98) and tackle David Lawrence (1977, 1979-81).

Legendary coach Don Fambrough will coach the White Team and former All-American quarterback John Hadl will handle the coaching duties for the Blue Team.

In addition, several additional players including, David Jaynes (1971-73), Otto Schnellbacher (1942, 1946-47), Dolph Simons (1948-50), George Mrkonic (1950-52), Troy Gregory (1987-88), Galen Fiss (1950-52) and Charlie Hoag (1950-52), will attend the game to serve as assistant coaches or just cheer on their respective teams.

Gates to the stadium will open at 12:30 p.m. and The Hy-Vee Fun Zone will be located south of the scoreboard. All fans in attendance will receive a Pure Kansas t-shirt. The KU ticket office will be open for fans wishing to purchase tickets for the 2004 season.

Concessions will be sold during the game in the west concourse.

Admission to the Alumni Game and the scrimmage is free but KU fans are encouraged to make a $2.00 donation at the gate. All proceeds from the event will be given to the KU marching band in an effort help defray the costs of much-needed equipment and accessories. Top Stories