First and foremost: I don’t care what the game ticket says, the rivalry with Kansas is the Border War rivalry. The name “Border Showdown” ignores the history behind the most passionate rivalry in college football.
The Post-Dispatch’s Bryan said “the only explanation for KU forcing the end of the rivalry is a bite-your-nose-to-spite-your-face bit of vindictiveness.”
Zoulogy staff writer Tripp Stelnicki said KU suffers from “anal-cranial inversion.”
SEC teams play rivals in nonconference games all the time.
The Missourian’s Andrew Wagaman wrote it may be good the MU-KU rivalry is ending.
Zoulogy staff writer Joe Proszek is chronicling memorable games from the Tigers’ rivalry with Kansas every day this week. Yesterday he recounted the game that causes Kansas to say the series is tied even though Mizzou says it leads by one game. Wednesday he explained why Kansas says the series is tied and Mizzou says it leads the series. On Tuesday, Joe featured legendary Mizzou football coach Don Faurot’s last game, a 15-13 victory over Kansas. On Monday he recapped Mizzou’s first-ever Homecoming game, a 3-3 tie with Kansas in 1911.
The Missourian presents a photo slideshow of the rivalry throughout the years.
Missouri football players aren’t taking Kansas lightly.
RockMNation has an entertaining piece called “History according to a Kansas fan.”
Mark Mangino is the only KU football coach to leave with a winning record since 1967.
There could be more bowl-eligible Big 12 teams than bowls that Big 12 teams have an automatic spot in.
The Missourian’s Vinnie Duber wrote an excellent profile of Tigers quarterback James Franklin.