Kansas State, Missouri State follow suit with Kansas-Missouri, schedule hurricane relief basketball game

Kansas State and Missouri State basketball are joining the party in hosting exhibition games for a noble cause.

According to the Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinett, the two schools have agreed to participate in a charity game that will aid hurricane relief efforts. The game will be played on Oct. 21 at the Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. — with tip-off to be announced.

The announcement came hours after it was confirmed that Kansas and Missouri – once Big 12 division foes – would renew the “Border War” rivalry with a hurricane relief game of their own in Kansas City, Mo. on Oct. 22. The Jayhawks and Tigers haven’t played each other since Missouri left the conference in 2012.

Now, both the state-school counterparts are making their mark towards Hurricane relief efforts — one day prior to the Big 12 reunion.

Three major hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — made landfall in U.S. territory in the span of a month from August through September. The proceeds from the game will go to Red Cross hurricane relief, according to Robinett.

According to Robinett, a start time for the game will be announced on Oct. 16. Kansas State officials are waiting for the kick-off time announcement for the Oklahoma-Kansas State football game — which will be played in Manhattan the same day — before scheduling a tip-off time.

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