LINCOLN — For now, mixed signals cloud the possible resumption of a Nebraska vs. Kansas men's basketball series.

NU basketball administrator Marc Boehm said Thursday he has approached KU about future contests between the former conference brethren.

"At this point, we're feeling very good about it," Boehm said.

"We're going to pick up on it again Monday."

The potential for such a series was news Thursday to Kansas coach Bill Self.

Self told The World-Herald he has never talked to NU coach Tim Miles or KU basketball administrator Larry Keating about resuming games between the border schools.

The Huskers and Jayhawks played 241 times back to 1900 as fellow members of the Missouri Valley, Big Six, Big Seven, Big Eight and Big 12 Conferences. The games stopped when Nebraska left for the Big Ten in 2011.

"I don't think it would be a bad thing to play Nebraska," Self said. "I don't think anybody here was ever upset with them making the decision they did. So that wouldn't be it at all.

"But I don't know if they would want to. And to be candid with you, as tough as our league is and the other built-in nonconference games we already have, I don't know how much more we want to pick up."

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