If you keep a cynical view of politics, you may subscribe to the idea that campaign promises are made to be broken.
But for the sake of college sports fans in the SEC and Midwest alike, this is one that could receive bipartisan support.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, who attended school at Missouri and was raised in Kansas, tweeted out a humorous campaign promise on Tuesday morning:
Yes, this Kansas-raised, Mizzou-educated VP candidate will broker a deal to reinstate the Border War! https://t.co/Wd0fpMFbro
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) August 9, 2016
For years Kansas and Missouri enjoyed a rivalry called the “Border War,” which dates back to 1891.
It was fueled in recent years by forced meetings as members of the Big 12 conference, but the rivlary has ceased since the Tigers left for the SEC back in 2012.
Missouri won the last Border War at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City in 2011, giving the Tigers a 57-54-9 all-time series lead. Kansas owns the edge in men’s basketball with 172-96 advantage.
Since Missouri’s departure for the SEC, the two schools have met only in soccer, softball and volleyball.