This week, we’ve looked back at the Border War between Missouri and Kansas. Blood shed from the battlefield has been replaced by more civil forms of competition. The sports rivalry between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas is one of the most spirited in the nation. The two schools met for the first time on the football field in 1891. Basketball has also been a mainstay of interest for fans of both schools. But Mizzou football historian Todd Donoho says if the Tigers and Jayhawks are playing, there is no trouble getting supporters of either side up for the event.