After joining the SEC in 2012, Missouri left behind longtime nemesis Kansas, and the two schools have not met on either the gridiron or basketball court since.
Will that change? Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self said yes.
“I’m sure there will be a time where Kansas and Missouri play again,” Self told WDAF in Kansas City. “I don’t know when that time will be.”
The Border War between the Tigers and Jayhawks dates back to 1891, when the two first met in football and quickly grew into one of the fiercest rivalries in all of college sports.
For Self, the decision to once again play the Tigers isn’t completely up to him, but he would welcome the rivalry back if it were to happen, but only if it was for the best for both schools.
“I certainly don’t have any ill feelings toward our bordering state or school at all,” Self said. “But I’m not interested in doing what’s best for Missouri. That doesn’t interest me at all, just like they are not interested in doing what’s best for Kansas.
I’m interested in doing what’s best for us. Certainly I think my athletic director and my new chancellor, I’m sure they feel the same way. If it’s best for us to play them, then I’m sure we’ll play. That will be a decision by more than just me.”