Kansas, Missouri to resume football rivalry starting in 2025

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas and Missouri are resuming their football rivalry after the former Big 12 foes agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games, beginning in September 2025.

The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but it has been on hiatus since Missouri departed for the Southeastern Conference. The schools recently announced a six-game series in men's basketball beginning with the upcoming season; it includes two games on each campus and two in Kansas City, Missouri.

The second football game between the Jayhawks and Tigers will take place in 2026 in Lawrence, Kansas. The third will happen in Columbia, Missouri, in 2031 before the series concludes the following season in Lawrence.

Missouri leads the series between the two schools, though they differ on the records. Kansas believes it's 56-55-9 in favor of its rival, while Missouri believes it's 57-54-9, after the Jayhawks had to forfeit their win in 1960. The Tigers won the most recent matchup at Arrowhead Stadium on Nov. 25, 2011.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.