For generations of Missouri and Kansas football fans, the final game of each school’s regular season has been, with few exceptions, against one another. But the last time the Border War game was played on the final game of the regular season for both schools was in 1996 (in 2004, KU’s final game was against MU, but the Tigers played one week later against Iowa St.). On Wednesday, tradition was restored, as the MU-KU game was moved back to the end of the season for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Originally the two teams were going to meet on November 11, 2006 and September 29, 2007. Now the two teams will meet this year on November 25 and on November 24, 2007. The move won’t come without benefits—it will be picked up by either Fox Sports or ABC.
The Big 12 approached both schools about moving the game back to the end of the season and both agreed.
Listen below to MU Associate Athletic Director Ed Stewart, who oversees MU football scheduling.