LAWRENCE — Kansas and Missouri have extended the renewal of their universities’ storied rivalry to the gridiron.


In what will be the first football clash between the Border War foes since 2011, the programs will resume competition against one another on Sept. 5, 2025 in Columbia, Mo., KU announced Saturday. The four-meeting agreement will continue on Sept. 12, 2026 in Lawrence and, after a four-year hiatus, resume with matchups on Sept. 6, 2031 in Columbia and Sept. 11, 2032 in Lawrence.


The teams last met on Nov. 26, 2011, a 24-10 victory for Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., that predated the Tigers' official move to the Southeastern Conference.


“This is a tremendous opportunity to reignite one of college football’s oldest rivalries,” KU coach Les Miles said in a news release. “Anytime you bring two football teams on the field with that history, I think it will excite our student-athletes and fans, and will certainly be a great battle on the field.”


KU and Missouri boast the fourth-oldest rivalry in FBS, with the first meeting between the two programs occurring on Oct. 31, 1891. The Tigers hold a 56-55-9 edge in the series, which was at one point active for 93 consecutive seasons (1919-2011).


“This agreement renews one of college football’s most historic rivalries and we believe Jayhawk fans will enjoy the competition,” KU athletic director Jeff Long said in the release. “This will be a great experience for our students, student-athletes and fans to have the Border Showdown games on campus, and (we) look forward to seeing that excitement at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.”


The universities last October announced a six-game renewal of their men’s basketball rivalry, beginning with a Dec. 12, 2020 tilt at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.