Bill Self weighs in on return of Mizzou-Kansas Border War rivalry
Kansas coach Bill Self hasn’t seemed to be much of a fan of renewing the Border War rivalry with Mizzou since the Tigers left the Big 12 to join the SEC.
However, he seemed to change his tune a bit on Monday, when the two schools announced a six-year renewal, beginning with a game in Kansas City next season.
On Monday, Self said the game is something he’s excited to get going again (via STLToday.com):
“Even though we haven’t played the last few years, I know it was something our players and fans missed, and so did I,” Self said. “The interest generated in the 2017 exhibition game was far greater than I envisioned it would be which made it obvious to me that our fans were eager to see a Border Showdown matchup.
“Having coached a lot of games vs. Missouri in my time here at Kansas, I could not be more excited to start this series up again. This is a great experience for all basketball fans and I look forward to the rivalry being reignited in Kansas City next season, and then bringing it back home to Allen Fieldhouse the following year.”
However Self feels about it, it will be fun to see these two teams on the court once again.
And, while you’re here, check out the hype video the Tigers released to promote the return of the Border War.