The border war returns

Trevor Beurman

It has been five years since the Missouri Tigers and the Kansas Jayhawks have met in any competitive college matchup. Ever since the end of the acclaimed “Best Rivalry in College Sports” in 2012, MU and KU fans alike have been clamoring for its return.

Well fans, it is finally here. It was officially announced Oct. 3 that the Kansas Jayhawks and the Missouri Tigers would face off in an exhibition game at the Sprint Center to support hurricane relief.

While the tickets will not be allocated to online sales until 10 a.m. Oct. 18, and they are sure to sell fast. In fact, recent talks have placed the Border War, or Border Showdown, back into the spotlight recently with the Missouri Tigers Athletic Director Jim Sterk.

The Missouri Tigers have stated that they desire to bring the acclaimed rivalry back, but there is someone who sets quite a reputation at KU that will not budge about the dormant Border Showdown.

“I’m sure there will be a time where Kansas and Missouri play again. I don’t know when that time will be,” said Bill Self per Gary Bedore of the Kansas City Star.

While this may not be a formalized return of the once great rivalry of the Big 12, you will definitely see high competition in this exhibition match.