Big 12 baseball Q&A: Kansas coach Ritch Price on end of Kansas-Missouri rivalry
The Border War came to a quiet close on Saturday afternoon, with Missouri eliminating Kansas from the Big 12 Baseball Tournament.
In an unaffiliated state, with less than 1,000 witnesses, the Border War came to a quiet close on Saturday afternoon.
Playing in the semifinals of the Big 12 Baseball Tournament, Missouri eliminated Kansas with a 12-2 win and advanced to Sunday's championship game.
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With Missouri moving to the SEC and Kansas firm in its stance not to compete against the Tigers, this was likely the last sporting event between the two schools, at least as conference rivals.
After his team was eliminated, Kansas coach Ritch Price commented on the meaning of the rivalry:
Did you talk about the Border War aspect before the game?
Last weekend (when we played Kansas), without question, with it being a home series. But once you come to this venue, I don't think it was a factor. You are so far from the field in those dugouts that if you are trying to say something to somebody in those dugouts, they can't hear you anyway. So I think it takes the animosity of the Kansas-Missouri rivalry completely out of the ballgame.
The fact that it was the last sporting event between the rivals as Big 12 opponents, did that have any meaning?
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