The SEC’s new scheduling rule, where by 2016 each team must schedule one non-conference game with a power conference school, works for a few SEC teams that already have established annual rivalry games. South Carolina plays Clemson, Georgia plays Georgia Tech, Kentucky plays Louisville, and Florida has an annual game with Florida State. This rule may allow another SEC team to reignite a big rivalry—Missouri coach Gary Pinkel believes that his school might get things going with archrival Kansas again.
According to the Columbia Tribune, Pinkel supports the eight-game SEC schedule, and mentioned the possibility of playing Kansas again.
“We might even be playing Kansas again someday, if they were willing to discuss and continue playing that great rivalry we had.”
The Tribune mentions that the two schools have played 120 times between 1891 and 2011, when Missouri made the move from the Big 12 to the SEC. If these two can get things going on the gridiron again, it stands to reason that a basketball series could also be renewed, something we definitely want to see.