V.P. candidate Tim Kaine says he will reinstate Mizzou-KU Border War

2 years 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, August 09 2016 Aug 9, 2016 Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:30:00 AM CDT August 09, 2016 in News
By: Laurel Bloom, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Vice Presidential hopeful Tim Kaine tweeted Tuesday that, if elected, he would reinstate the Border War between Missouri and Kansas.

Kaine was born in Kansas, but attended MU for his undergraduate degree. Some people said he would be the perfect person to bring back the Border War, but other people questioned his alliance to both states.

The annual football game nicknamed the Border War began in 1907 and ended in 2012, when Mizzou left the Big 12 Conference for the Southeastern Conference. People on Twitter had concerns about the difficulty of getting the game reinstated.

Even Gov. Jay Nixon chimed in on the issue.

Despite the concerns, the majority of the people responding to Kaine's tweet seemed in favor of MU and KU playing again.

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