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Kansas, Hawaii set home-and-home series beginning in 2016

(Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Charlie Weis sees you, Hawaii, and recognizes the fertile recruiting nature of your area. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis better get his floral shirts ready. The Jayhawks announced a home-and-home series with Hawaii on Wednesday, which will kick off when the Warriors visit Memorial Stadium in 2016.

The two programs' first meeting since 1985 will take place on Sept. 24, 2016 in Lawrence. Kansas will make its way to Honolulu on Sept. 2, 2017 for the return matchup.

"We are very excited to announce this home-and-home series with Hawaii," Weis said in a statement. "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.”

Kansas topped Hawaii 33-27 on Aug. 31, 1985 in Honolulu in the only previous meeting between the two schools.

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