COLUMBIA | Some lonely University of Missouri graduates living in Lawrence, Kan., want to form an alumni chapter at their alma mater's biggest rival.
Missouri grad Robert Rescot, now a graduate student at the University of Kansas, told the Columbia Daily Tribune he plans to submit a formal proposal to Kansas this semester. The Mizzou Alumni Association says it is happy to help.
Rescot says he wants to "promote genuine goodwill" and help loyalists on both sides of the rivalry look past the schools' differences.
Missouri and Kansas are members of the Big 12 Conference's North Division and compete in one of college sports' oldest rivalries. The competition has its roots in the Civil War when pro-slavery Missourians sought to prevent Kansans from prohibiting slavery in their state.