The Tigers 6-3 win, their only in the series, was the last regularly scheduled contest between the rivals (NOTE: Mizzou and Kansas are both in the same hockey conference, but are both considered Division 2 and are NOT part of the Border
War Showdown Series). Kansas gained a point in the standings, but easily lost, 31-8. In fact, Kansas, who did not register its first win in the series this year until Jan. 15’s women’s basketball win in Columbia, was done following Missouri’s three-game softball sweep of the Gayhawks on March 21, as Missouri led 21-4 with just 14 points remaining.
|Wed.||Oct. 12||Volleyball||Columbia, Mo.||MU, 3-1||1.5|
|Fri.||Oct. 21||Soccer||Columbia, Mo.||MU, 3-2||3.0|
Men’s Cross Country
|College Station, Texas||MU, 6th||1.0|
Women’s Cross Country
|College Station, Texas||MU, 4th||1.0|
|Wed.||Nov. 2||Volleyball||Lawrence, Kan.||MU, 3-1||1.5|
|Fri.||Nov. 11||Women’s Swmming & Diving||Lawrence, Kan.||MU, 185-102||1.5|
|Sat.||Nov. 26||Football||Kansas City, Mo.||MU, 24-10||3.0|
|Sun.||Jan. 15||Women’s Basketball||Columbia, Mo.||KU, 72-63||1.5|
|Sat.||Feb. 4||Men’s Basketball||Columbia, Mo.||MU, 74-71||1.5|
|Sat.||Feb. 18||Women’s Basketball||Lawrence, Kan.||MU, 70-65||1.5|
|Sat.||Feb. 25||Men’s Basketball||Lawrence, Kan.||KU, 87-86 (OT)||1.5|
Men’s Indoor Track & Field
|College Station, Texas||MU, 8th||1.0|
Women’s Indoor Track & Field
|College Station, Texas||KU, 3rd||1.0|
Women’s Swimming & Diving
|Columbia, Mo.||MU, 3rd||1.5|
|Fri.||Mar. 16||Softball||Columbia, Mo.||MU, 10-0 (6)||1.0|
|Sat.||Mar. 17||Softball||Columbia, Mo.||MU, 5-0||1.0|
|Sun.||Mar. 18||Softball||Columbia, Mo.||MU, 9-0 (6)||1.0|
|Fri.||Apr. 13||Women’s Tennis||Columbia, Mo.||MU, 4-3||3.0|
|Trinity, Texas||MU, 8th||3.0|
|Lawrence, Kan.||MU, 9th||3.0|
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field
|Manhattan, Kan.||KU, 8th||1.0|
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
|Manhattan, Kan.||KU, 2nd||1.0|
|Thu.||May 17||Baseball||Lawrence, Kan.||KU, 1-0||1.0|
|Fri.||May 18||Baseball||Lawrence, Kan.||KU, 6-3||1.0|
|Sat.||May 19||Baseball||Lawrence, Kan.||MU, 6-3||1.0|
|Oklahoma City, Okla.||0.5|
Mizzou, who has won six straight in the series, has dominated the series all-time, winning 8 of 10.
And, just like that, it is over. Now, the M&I Border Showdown Series trophy and the Marching Drum and Lamar Hunt (football) trophies, are forever ours…or at least, until the rivalry resumes, which will be sometime down the road. How soon? I don’t know. I would think sooner rather than later. At this point, Missouri fans, there is no reason to waste any more energy of KansASS. Mizzou is going to play who they are going to play. So is Kansas. The second-longest (longest west of the Mississippi) running rivalry in football is now over.
Speaking of that, I will get one last word in on KU. Their hypocrisy continues. And no matter anyone else says, Missouri secession to the south has nothing to do with the ending of the rivalry. KU’s butt hurt does. Eventually, they will get over it, but until then, they will continue to make excuses. KU says the rivalry belongs in the Big 12. Missouri is adamant on wanting to continue playing in ALL sports. Yet, Kansas will play Colorado- WHO ALSO LEFT THE CONFERENCE – in a home and home series in basketball. Wait, what?
So long, douches. Your hypocrisy can only go so far.
Yes, that was a Doc Holliday line from one of the greatest movies ever, Tombstone. I will use the greatest line from that movie to sum up how I feel about Kansas: