The Kansas Jayhawks and the Missouri Tigers have announced that their Border War football series will renew in 2025.
Kansas and Missouri have met 120 times on the gridiron, but not since Missouri left the Big 12 for the SEC. Missouri currently leads the overall series 57-54-9 and won the last three contests played from 2009 through 2011.
“This agreement renews one of college football’s most historic rivalries and we believe Jayhawk fans will enjoy the competition,” said Kansas Director of Athletics Jeff Long. “This will be a great experience for our students, student-athletes and fans to have the Border Showdown games on campus, and look forward to seeing that excitement at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity to reignite one of college football’s oldest rivalries,” said Kansas Head Coach Les Miles. “Anytime you bring two football teams on the field with that history, I think it will excite our student-athletes and fans, and will certainly be a great battle on the field.”
In the first game of the series, Kansas will travel to take o Missouri at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo., on Sept. 6, 2025. The Jayhawks will return to Columbia six seasons later on Sept. 6, 2031.
Kansas will host Mizzou at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sept. 12, 2026 and then again on Sept. 11, 2032.
“We are very excited about renewing this historic rivalry that our fans are so passionate about,” said Missouri Director of Athletics Jim Sterk. “College football is better with rivalries like this, and our fans deserve to have it return. We’re pleased to make this happen, and we look forward to restoring this important tradition at Mizzou.”
“I’m excited for our fans to have the chance to be part of this historical rivalry again,” said Head Coach Eliah Drinkwitz. “I know there has been some time off, but I’m positive the energy and excitement will be there right away for everybody. While I haven’t been part of Mizzou/KU, I have been involved in some pretty intense rivalries and I do believe that is a big part of what makes college football so special to people.”
Future Kansas-Missouri Series
- Sept. 6, 2025: Kansas at Missouri
- Sept. 12, 2026: Missouri at Kansas
- Sept. 6, 2031: Kansas at Missouri
- Sept. 11, 2032: Missouri at Kansas