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Do you think KU should continue playing Missouri in basketball after this season?

Response Percent Votes
79% 5558
16% 1185
3% 274
Total 7017


Bob Harvey 6 years, 2 months ago

They wanted to go elsewhere. I see no need to help them get their one and only sell out each year.

JackMcKee 6 years, 2 months ago

Sure. If they want to come to Lawrence with no return game. Same for WSU.

jonas_opines 6 years, 2 months ago

Maybe in a few years, certainly not next year. And on a neutral site like KCMO.

Mel Wedermyer 6 years, 2 months ago

Why are they complaining now. They got what they wanted and now want a home game to sellout to get the money. Neutral site only but wait 5 years, let them stew awhile.

JackMcKee 6 years, 2 months ago

Absolutely not at a neutral site. We should treat MU just like any other school that wants to play KU. We'll give you a check to come play in Lawrence. We can sell out Sprint Center with 95% KU fans playing anyone else in America. We don't need to do the MU fans any favors. Come to Lawrence and play or don't play at all.

vegieman 6 years, 2 months ago

Why should we give them a check? They want to play us, let them pay us.

JackMcKee 6 years, 2 months ago

Because KU makes more money that way.

JackMcKee 6 years, 2 months ago

It's the way basketball scheduling works. You only do home/homes with marquee schools. MU is not one. There is no reason to split the gate with MU at the Sprint Center when we can get a much bigger payout playing someone like North Dakota. Treat MU just like other non-marquee non-cons. We play you at AFH. You get a flat amount of money and the privilege of playing KU.

tolawdjk 6 years, 2 months ago

Other than this year, haven't had a real rival since Norm was coach. Further, there is nothing proving this Missery team isn't an anomoly that won't return next year as thier regular underperforming squads of the last couple decades.

Personally, I am looking forward to West Virginia.

jayhawklawrence 6 years, 2 months ago

I cannot think of a single instance where Missouri showed any respect toward KU as a school or competitor in sports.

We don't need their kind.

riverdrifter 6 years, 2 months ago

I can't see doing a home/home series with them in anything. They left and Mike Alden is playing Mu as the martyr. He fully knew it would be the end of the rivalry. Did Mu play Nebraska or Colorado in any sports this year? Why not? Yes, I'll miss the rivalry to a degree. Their creepy, battery throwing fans? No so much.

brutus 6 years, 2 months ago

Let's play every year in Kansas City. We are not done beating them.

SEC-u-later Slave State!

downriverdan 6 years, 2 months ago

Do you think KU should continue playing Missouri in basketball after this season?

I answered yes to this poll question (it was not defined enough for another answer)

I would welcome KU playing them in the NCAA tournament if they manage to qualify and get matched up against KU. There should not be a home and home or neutral court in non-conference play because it does not have any advantages for either program.

I would prefer to play Kentucky or Duke, even North Carolina or Arizona, teams that have shown loyalty to their conferences and who can actually compete.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 2 months ago

I say yes...

Only every game must be played in Allen Field House to make up for all of those dollars lost to the KCMO/Missouri economy.

"I would prefer to play Kentucky or Duke, even North Carolina or Arizona" - I like this idea because the whole world knows this type of schedule would draw the maximum number of fans = big bucks for the Lawrence economy.

Not to mention more fun than ever basketball.

Scott Morgan 6 years, 2 months ago

No dog in this hunt.

Why should one of our local teams get a guaranteed scheduled loss every year. I do mean both sides of the border war teams.

The NCAA (sic) CBS-ESPN will more than likely highly suggest-order these teams meet in non league pre-season tourneys, or for sure during the Big Dance. Oh yes, they will often be in the same brackets. We will see many many KU/MU games sooner than you think. Perhaps two more times this year.

There is no doubt KU is among the top 5 hoop programs in the nation, so I am not ditzing KU. Reality though.

Mizzu is on a big upswing in all sports, and the momentum is still moving upwards. They will be a good to great hoops program in the future. Just think, this year they lost their best player before the season began. How would KU be doing if they lost the best player?

On the other hand, I would not want to play KU in football after next year if I was Mizzu.

bad_dog 6 years, 2 months ago

" How would KU be doing if they lost the best player?"

Umm, hate to break it to you, but KU "lost" both the Morris twins as well as Josh Selby to the NBA . While one can say that was expected, KU "lost" both Traylor & Maclemore thanks to the Big 12 ruling them as partial qualifiers. They "lost" another big (Braedon?) before the season for similar reasons. That compounded the depth problem and significantly impacted KU's bench and starting five. Teahan most likely would not see much playing time much less be a starter if Maclemore was available.

We also can't tell how Bowers' availability might have impacted Mizzery's success this year. If he were available, they would have played a more typical line-up with 2 bigs & 3 guards. I believe we would match up better with that line up than the current 4 guard situation.

We'll see how good Mizzery is next year after four of their starters graduate. Haith wasn't successful at Miami with his own recruits. Time will tell whether he's a "one trick pony".

Scott Morgan 6 years, 2 months ago

hahahahha, no real players only. Mizzu lost a real actual on the roster player this year, the best on the team. Not whata coulda.

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