Kansas will play games in fall sports including football without fans

The University of Kansas announced Monday that it will begin its fall sports season without fans upon the recommendation of its pandemic medical advisory team.

That includes the Jayhawks' football season opener against Coastal Carolina scheduled for Sept. 12, along with volleyball, soccer and cross country contests.

The prohibition of fans includes tailgating for football at Memorial Stadium and games at the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena, Rock Chalk Park and Rim Rock Farm through September.

The school plans to revisit the situation before its football game against Oklahoma State on Oct. 3.

Kansas Chancellor Doug Girod said "this is the right decision for our community at this time."