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Mizzou has Border War slot open for November; does KU want it?

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As you’ve probably seen by now — or, if you haven’t, HERE YA GO — the SEC released its highly anticipated schedule for the 2012 football season.

For any Missouri fans, your schedule is going to look like the one below, courtesy of of the Kansas City Star: 

Sept. 1 TBD (Non-conf.)
Sept. 8 Georgia
Sept. 15 Arizona State
Sept. 22 – at South Carolina
Sept. 29 – TBD (Non-conf.)
Oct. 6 – Vanderbilt
Oct. 13 – Alabama
Oct. 20 – BYE
Oct. 27 – Kentucky
Nov. 3 – at Florida
Nov. 10 – at Tennessee
Nov. 17 – TBD (Non-conf.)
Nov. 24 – at Texas A&M

As far as nonconference scheduling goes, the Sept. 15 date against ASU appears to be set, but three other non-con slots are still available for moving and shaking. The Tigers had previously agreed to play Southern Illinois (D1-AA) and Miami (OH) for the 2012 season, although the dates for those games are being worked out. That leaves one spot open for Kansas, which Mizzou would have played on Nov. 24; that spot has now been filled by Texas A&M.

However, there is an open date the week before on Nov. 17, and although the Big 12 schedules haven’t been released yet because of ongoing litigation between West Virginia and the Big East, it could be a workable slot for the Jayhawks.

That is, if they want to play Mizzou. KU has maintained that if Mizzou left the Big 12, which they did, that the Border War game would come to a halt.

Obviously, our intent as it has been all along, is to try to play that game,” said MU senior associate athletic director Mark Alnutt. “But we haven’t heard anything officially from them whether they would end this or want to continue it.”

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8 Responses to “Mizzou has Border War slot open for November; does KU want it?”
  1. smartbutlazy says: Dec 28, 2011 4:37 PM

    As a KU alum, I totally support carrying on the Border War. Yes, even after the last few asskickings. However, I think that the game should go back to alternating Lawrence/Columbia, instead of being at Arrowhead every year. Maybe play at Arrowhead every third year or something.

    COME ON Zenger! Put aside the hurt feelings and make this series continue!

  2. wardmanone says: Dec 28, 2011 4:53 PM

    Let them play, I find it amusing the allegiance KU has to the B12 why? If they were football school they would have bolted, might want to inform the Basketball Coach that football rules the NCAA not basketball. I believe KU needs this game more then MIZZOU contrary to what the KU AD and other folks are saying and wanting to believe. As far where they play suggest going to St Louis as primary location

  3. rams2011 says: Dec 28, 2011 5:21 PM

    i hate to see mizzou leave too , but how can you blame them. everyone seems to have forgotten that if if the pac 12 wanted to expand last year there would be no more big 12 next year. so they didnt ,but i bet they will next year or the year after. by the way , can the rams join the sec too?

  4. kcrobert10 says: Dec 28, 2011 6:10 PM

    This isn’t a rivalry its a hatred. Come on Kansas don’t use us leaving ur sad conference to destroy over a 100 yrs of absolute hatred. Can’t wait to beat u guys twice in basketball this yr and when ever u again want to run that crummie football team out there we will happily make em look bad again. M-i-z-z-o-u beat ku.

  5. burntorangehorn says: Dec 28, 2011 6:14 PM

    The other question is whether either of those dates is open on KU’s schedule.

  6. polegojim says: Dec 28, 2011 6:18 PM

    BEN – what’s up wiht the ‘comments off’ on the Michigan D-Line post???

  7. jtfris says: Dec 28, 2011 7:11 PM

    As a Mizzou supporter, I would love to see the game continue. KU should be loyal to its oldest rivalary, not to Texas. Maybe KU could build a bridge to get itself out of the Big 12 and into the SEC?

  8. tigerinmo says: Dec 29, 2011 2:26 PM

    My heartfelt congratulations to the original poster. Restores my confidence that there are indeed some rational ku fans.

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