The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has announced the return of the state’s high school basketball championships to Columbia beginning in the 2023-24 school year. Columbia will also continue to host the championships for wrestling, cross country, and music festival. The high school basketball state championships have been played in Springfield since 2018. Prior to that, Columbia had hosted since 1992. Bids for all of the championships were submitted by the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbia Sports Commission, and local partner organizations.