The rivalry between Missouri and Kansas will take on a new name. The Border War series has been changed to the Border Showdown by both universities. University officials say they wanted to change the name to reflect sensitivity to current world events. The Border Showdown pits Mizzou and Kansas in head-to-head competition in all team sports. Points are awarded based on outcomes, with the school earning the most points in an academic year being crowned Border Showdown Champion. Missouri won the first competition in 2002, while Kansas won last year.