Early reaction to last night’s Border War announcement
I’ve heard of a Friday afternoon news dump, but Monday?
We’re still in the early stages of reactions to last night’s announcement that Missouri and Kansas will renew the Border War starting next year. There’s officially a six-year contract in place, but come on: do you think they’ll let it go this long without playing each other again? I think it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing a lot of that school to the west over the next decade.
Anyway, because we’re still digesting the news, what it means and how it could’ve come to being, here are a few snap reactions to the news:
- Gabe DeArmond is thrilled that the rivalry is renewed, and he has reason to be — those message boards are going to be something during the Border War.
- Bill Self talked about walking back a decision he’s long fought against, saying he got the “seven-year itch.” That’s interesting because something tells me he’s already coached his last MU-KU game!
- Here’s one good thing from across the aisle:
The Border War is one of college basketball’s best rivalries. The games are great, the atmospheres are electric, the players love it, and the fans get up for the matchups like no other.— Rock Chalk Blog (@RockChalkBlog) October 22, 2019
I don’t want to hear any of the “KU HAS NOTHING TO GAIN” nonsense. It is the wrong take.
- Presented without comment:
- Finally, let me just say: LMAO, go cry about it some more.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Mizzou Basketball renews rivalry with Kansas with six game series starting next season
- PODCAST: Mizzou falls flat in Music City
- FanPulse 9.0: the Elite are elite, the mediocre fill out of the rest of the ballot
- SEC Basketball Preview #11: the Georgia Bulldogs
- Missouri Basketball receives votes in AP top 25
- Missouri’s loss at Vanderbilt puts a roadblock in front of Tigers season
- Even Barry Odom defenders have to be confounded by Saturday’s loss
- Dave Matter writes about Missouri’s struggles with big underdogs, though one could argue it more has to do with big underdogs on the road.
- Mitchell Forde took a closer look at the struggles of the offensive (heh) line at PowerMizzou. You’ll need to be a subscriber, though, to read Gabe’s Monday morning thoughts and stats from Mizzou recruits.
- Eric Blum closely analyzed the play that put the Tigers away for good on Saturday — the game-winning touchdown.
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