Bill Self Responds To Accusations That ‘Border War’ Ended Because Of His Ego

Bill Self has a lot on his plate as the basketball coach of one of the premier programs in the country. As the head coach at Kansas, Self is busying himself with an infinite list of preparations for the upcoming basketball season and beyond.

But that didn’t mean he doesn’t have a second to discuss some of the mud he’s had his name dragged through recently.

While holding a press conference ahead of the basketball team’s trip to Italy, Self responded to accusations from former Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

If you’re unaware, Loftin accused Self of nixing efforts to restore the annual rivalry game between Kansas and Missouri following the Tigers move to the SEC from the Big XII.

He was asked for his “latest-stance” on the Missouri-Kansas rivalry. Self indicated that he believes the two schools will meet on the court again at some point, though doesn’t care to speculate when.

Self was calm and poised when responding to the accusations, but was careful not to sling mud back in the other direction. He also made a compelling argument that the decision to keep the schools form meeting again during the regular season isn’t in his hands, as that duty lands in the hands of higher-ups.

Something tells me this back-and-forth is only getting started.

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  • Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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