Big 12 News

Border War Basketball Game Between Kansas, Missouri Won’t be Played This Year

Nearly one year after it was announced the Border War would be returning, it has been delayed and will need to wait a year.

According to the Kansas City Star, the KU-MU contest, set for December 12 at T-Mobile Center in downtown Kansas City, will be postponed until 2026-27. The schedule change is a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which has forced teams to make adjustments to their schedules.

The Kansas City Star adds the series will now be renewed during the 2021-22 season in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence.


The rivalry ended in 2012 when Missouri left for the SEC, but was set to resume in this season with a six-game series. Two games were set to be played in at the T-Mobile Center, two at Mizzou Arena in Columbia and two at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU will also no longer play non-conference games against Colorado and USC. The Big 12 is expected to announce the 2020-21 conference schedule in the coming days.

The two programs also announced in May they would be renewing the Border War in football. The two teams will meet for their first game on Sept. 6, 2025 in Columbia, and then it’s in Lawrence in 2026. After a few years off, KU and MU will again play in 2031 (Columbia) and 2032 (Lawrence).

Although with all this being said, maybe Mizzou fans will, once again, start to realize they should’ve never left the Big 12 Conference.

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