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Then-sophomore wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe fends off a Missouri defender during the 2008 Border Showdown at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Briscoe rushed for 310 yards throughout the game, which culminated in a 40-37 Jayhawk victory over the Tigers. 

Kansas football announced it will renew the Border Showdown with the Missouri Tigers starting in 2025. 

The agreement includes a four-game series that will span from 2025 to 2032. 

“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," Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a Kansas Athletics press release.

The teams will play two games in Lawrence and a pair in Columbia, Missouri. The games at Memorial Stadium will take place Sept. 12, 2026, and Sept. 11, 2032. 

“This is a tremendous opportunity to reignite one of college football’s oldest rivalries,” Kansas coach Les Miles told Kansas Athletics. 

Missouri holds the all-time lead in the series with a mark of 57-54-9. 

The teams last met in 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Tigers won 24-10.