Brownback not interested in keeping MU rivalry

February 25, 2012


— Gov. Sam Brownback says he has no interest in keeping Kansas University’s rivalry with the University of Missouri alive when the Tigers leave the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference next year.

Brownback told reporters Friday on the eve of the last scheduled men’s basketball game between the Jayhawks and Tigers that Missouri is to blame for the storied series ending after 100-plus years.

He said Missouri nearly “cratered” the Big 12 by first talking three years ago about leaving for the Big Ten. Brownback said had the Big 12 dissolved, Kansas and Kansas State would have been in a tough position.

He quoted Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger, that keeping rivalry going would be like a man divorcing his wife, then asking if they can still date.


kusp8 6 years, 1 month ago

Finally!!! Something Lawrence and Brownnie can agree upon.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 1 month ago

I doubt that.We kinda like the Border War. I will miss it. Those puddytats out in Manhattan can't find their butts with both hands. Lawrence will never agree with Brownback on anything,unless he decides to leave office.

mae 6 years, 1 month ago

Brownback is so bad, I think he supports that one church in topeka. I honestly don't know a single person that supports him. Maybe it's the crowd I hang out with but the guy doesn't do anything good.

With that said, I think the border war is over. KSU, YOU ARE NEXT.

Michael LoBurgio 6 years, 1 month ago

A chapel coming to the Kansas capitol?

In the busy, busy world of the state capitol, it's hard to find a place for peace of mind let alone a place to ask guidance from your maker.

So it is that state Rep. Arlen Siegfreid, an Olathe Republican, is proposing to add an all-faith chapel to the state capitol. Where it will go or how much it will cost is still unknown.

His bill says the chapel shall be a refuge for prayer and meditation.

Siegfreid, a Christian, believes a chapel would be an important addition to a building where so many people either take part in prayer breakfasts or Bible studies.

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Kontum1972 6 years, 1 month ago

i heard he was kicking the idea around about calling up the Kansas Natl Guard to declare war...i also heard "he" and the Koch brother's are trying to buying Nuke from N. Korea or Iran...they also cornered the Feral pig back-up.

things are screwed up....

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