KU men's basketball, Missouri reigniting Border Showdown

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KWCH) At least in men's basketball, two longtime rivals are geared to meet again on an annual basis for several years ahead.

KU Athletics announced Monday the Border Showdown with the University of Missouri will resume for at least six years, starting next season.

The agreement reached in reigniting the rivalry has the first game slated for Dec. 12, 2020 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Until the annual battle ended in 2012, KU Athletics says "the Border Showdown was known as the longest continuous rivalry west of the Mississippi River."

KU leads the all-time series, 174-95.

“One of the best aspects of college athletics is rivalries, and we are thrilled that our fans and student-athletes will get to experience this Border Showdown rivalry once-again,” said Director of Athletics Jeff Long. “We have quietly sought input from fans and supporters on the renewal of this series and we believe the overriding sentiments are that this historic rivalry should resume."