Gov. Sam Brownback expressed disappointment today that he’ll be co-leading a committee meeting with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon when the University of Kansas Jayhawks play the University of Missouri Tigers on Saturday.
“This is terrible," he joked.
He said he’s not interested in the two rivals continuing their matches outside of the Big 12 conference schedule. Missouri is moving to the Southeastern Conference after this school year.
“I thought the KU athletic director had it right," Brownback said after a news conference ended at the Statehouse. “This is like a guy divorcing you and then saying ‘can we still date?’ I don’t think so.”
Missouri started this three years ago with talk of leaving for the Big 10, he said. Now they want to play.
“This has been very difficult for us," Brownback said.