Mizzou men's basketball in talks about exhibition game with Kansas

Mizzou men's basketball in talks about exhibition game with Kansas

Missouri, Kansas discussing possible exhibition basketball game

The schools asked for and received a waiver from the NCAA to play the exhibition game.

Kansas coach Bill Self said Friday that KU will play Missouri in an exhibition men's basketball game on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Self said the hope is to raise more than $1 million. The proceeds will go towards relief efforts for recent hurricanes to strike the United States.

The eternal rivals officially have played each other 267 times, beginning in 1891, but last met in February 2012 before Missouri left the Big 12 for the SEC.

The Missouri-Kansas rivalry dates back to 1907, with the Jayhawks leading the all-time series 172-95.

Kansas, on the other hand, had always been adamant about refusing to play Missouri since it left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference. Nonetheless, it's an exciting time for Kansas and Missouri fans as they get to relive what once was an exciting bi-annual matchup - and for a great cause.

"We are discussing an event", Jim Marchiony, Kansas associate athletic director, told the Star. "Definitely no right now".

Each school will have access to approximately 9,000 tickets for the game, which will be broadcast on radio but not televised or streamed.

Kansas was recently linked to the investigation when the University Daily Kansan reported that the FBI had documents related to KU and its sponsorship with Adidas, the sportswear company accused of assisting in a widespread bribery probe.

Supervising editors are Brooks Holton, Jonathan McKay and Pete Bland.

Latest News