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Kansas, Missouri to play alumni game for charity

Rush defended by White

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 23: Kareem Rush #21 of the Missouri Tigers drives to the basket defended by Quannas White #4 of the Oklahoma Sooners during the West Regional Final of the 2002 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 23, 2002 at Compaq Center in San Jose, California. The Sooners won 81-75. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Kansas and Missouri are putting their differences aside for charity.

Kareem Rush, a former Missouri Tiger and the brother of Brandon Rush, a former Kansas Jayhawk, is organizing a game called “Rivarly Renewed”, which will pit alumni from Missouri against alumni from KU.

On July 28th, the two teams will face-off in a game where the proceeds will go towards benefitting the Boys and Girls Club as well as Kareem Rush’s “Rush Forward Foundation”.

It’s also a chance for the Tigers and the Jayhawks to reignite a rivalry that has been dormant since Missouri left the Big 12 for the SEC, although they did play a scrimmage prior to the start of last season. There is no lack of hatred between those two fan bases and any chance they get to square off is a good thing.

There should also be some big names involved. According to the Kansas City Star, Mario Chalmers, Cole Aldrich, Drew Gooden, Kim English, Ricky Paulding and Marcus Denmon are among the players that will be participating.

I love it.

Can we make sure that Bill Self is invited so that he can get convinced to play the Tigers in a non-conference game?