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Dates decided for Border War on the gridiron

Mizzou and Kansas football will play a four-game series against each other starting in 2025, according to a release from Kansas Athletics.

We first told you in April that Mizzou Athletic Director Jim Sterk sent an email to Tiger Scholarship members stating an agreement on the Border War was near completion.

The Tigers will host the Jayhawks on Sep. 6, 2025 and Sep. 12, 2031, while Kansas will host Mizzou on Sep. 6, 2026 and Sep. 12, 2032.

Mizzou already has four non-conference games scheduled for 2025, so it will have to figure out an agreement with one of the other four teams to either postpone or cancel the game.

Mizzou head coach Eli Drinkwitz said, "I'm excited for our fans to have the chance to be part of this historical rivalry again. I know there has been some time off, but I'm positive the energy and excitement will be there right away for everybody.  While I haven't been part of Mizzou/KU, I have been involved in some pretty intense rivalries and I do believe that is a big part of what makes college football so special to people."

Sterk said, "We are very excited about renewing this historic rivalry that our fans are so passionate about. College football is better with rivalries like this, and our fans deserve to have it return.  We're pleased to make this happen, and we look forward to restoring this important tradition at Mizzou."

Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said in the release, "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."

Mizzou and Kansas have not played each other in football since the Tigers joined the SEC.

Tyler Murry

Tyler Murry is a sports reporter and anchor. He has lived in Columbia since 2013 and worked at ABC 17 News since 2017.


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