COLUMBIA, Mo. - The NCAA may do what the University of Kansas and University of Missouri have been unwilling to do - bring back the "border war."
Pairings announced Sunday night for the NCAA softball championship put Kansas in the Columbia, Mo. regional hosted by Missouri.
The Jayhawks will face another former Big 12 school first, with a first-round game against Nebraska Friday at 1:30 p.m. Missouri will play Bradley after that, in a 4:00 game.
Should both Kansas and Missouri win, they'd square off Saturday at 4:30 p.m. And if they both lose, they'd still meet Saturday - in a losers-bracket game of the double-elimination tournament.
Kansas and Missouri suspended play with each other in major sports after Missouri left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference two seasons ago.