Pinkel says Missouri-Kansas rivalry should resume

File-This Nov. 26, 2011 file photo shows Kansas running back James Sims (29) rushing past Missouri linebacker Luke Lambert (33) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Sims was one of the few who can claim he was not to blame for the 1-11 record. He led the Big 12 in rushing at 112 yards per game and scored nine touchdowns. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says he would like to resume playing rival Kansas in the future, with the games played at Arrowhead Stadium.

During a meeting Tuesday at The Kansas City Star, Pinkel suggested the game could be played in the first or second week of the season.

The rivalry ended after Missouri moved from the Big 12 Conference to the Southeastern Conference in 2012. Missouri officials have generally favored resuming the rivalry in football and basketball, while Kansas officials have shown little interest.

Pinkel says the game would make money for both schools and he would like the schools to bring the rivalry back for their fans.

The Tigers and Jayhawks played at Arrowhead Stadium from 2007 to 2011.


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