Originally Posted by Saul Good
KU claims 30k alums living in the state of Missouri. I have to assume that's pretty accurate.
Well, since KU is claiming 80k alumni for the KC area, one can logically conclude that an overwhelming percentage of those alumni are on the Kansas side of the line.
Given the price of a college education these days, that figure should surprise no one. Which would you rather do if you are a middle class family in Kansas...send you kid to Mizzou and pay twice as much, when you can send them to KU, be with an hour of them, and not spend nearly as much. Same thing for St. Louis...why send your kids to Illinois when Columbia is an easy drive and less expensive?
I am not sure what Prison Bitch's point is. I think he is trying to troll by saying the Mizzou has no major markets that is can call its own. What his "facts" have shown is that Mizzou dominates St. Louis, and that Mizzou more than holds its own on the Missouri side of KC. The further you get from State Line Rd in KC, the more of a Mizzou town KC becomes.
Not sure why anyone would really care. Both teams get plenty of coverage in town, and both team's games are easily accessible on TV, so fans not living in Lawrence or Columbia get everything they need in terms of coverage.