The return of The Border War in sight? Mizzou AD shares optimistic update on return of Missouri-Kansas series
Missouri and Kansas have not faced off on the gridiron since the Tigers moved to the Southeastern Conference. The loss of ‘The Border War” rivalry has been one of the many casualties of conference realignment but it appears the drought may soon be coming to an end for both fan bases.
That’s the word from Missouri Athletic Director Jim Sterk who passed along the following update on the series in an email to program donors:
“Last fall, Mizzou announced a six-year agreement to play longtime rival Kansas in men’s basketball starting with the 2020-21 season. Two of the games will be played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City with two games each in Columbia and Lawrence. In addition, the institutions are expected to resume playing in other sports as future schedules allow and a four-game football series is being contracted as of this writing.”
Missouri holds the all-time lead in the series after winning the previous three matchups against Kansas. Those wins gave the Tigers a 57-54-9 all-time advantage in the rivalry with another four games apparently coming soon to the gridiron.
We can only hope that these four games lead to the return of an annual showdown of these two programs as college football just isn’t the same without the rivalries. While fans of these two programs may hate each other at times, their meetings on the field have led to some of the best memories for many fans of the series.