Border War returns! Mizzou, Kansas announce 4-game renewal of heated rivalry
Ever since the Missouri Tigers left the Big 12 for the SEC, their rivalry with the Kansas Jayhawks has fallen by the wayside.
However, recently, there had been some momentum, as the 2 schools agreed to a men’s basketball series. Now, it appears the gridiron version of the Border War will return soon.
On Saturday, Kansas announced a 4-game nonconference football schedule with the Tigers, which will have games in 2025, 2026, 2031 and 2032:
The Border Showdown is coming back!
𝐑𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 → 2025, 2026, 2031, 2032
— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) May 2, 2020
“This agreement renews one of college football’s most historic rivalries and we believe Jayhawk fans will enjoy the competition,” said Kansas Director of Athletics Jeff Long. “This will be a great experience for our students, student-athletes and fans to have the Border Showdown games on campus, and look forward to seeing that excitement at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.”
This rivalry used to be played in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, but for these 4 games, each school will host 2 games on campus. The 2025 and 2031 games will be at Faurot Field in Columbia, while the 2026 and 2032 contests will be played at Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.
These should be highly anticipated games on both sides of the rivalry and should draw plenty of fans, regardless of the teams’ records at the time of the games.