Braggin' Rights... not goin' anywhere
ST. LOUIS - Illinois and Missouri have extended the Braggin' Rights basketball series through at least 2017, the schools announced today.
The game will remain at Scottrade Center. The longstanding series first began play in St. Louis in 1980 and has been played 31 times over the past 32 years. Illinois holds a 20-11 series advantage in St. Louis, although Missouri owns a three-game winning streak.
“I’ve heard about the importance of the Illinois-Missouri game since the day I took the job here at the University of Illinois,” first-year coach John Groce said.
Illinois and Missouri meet this season on Dec. 22 on ESPN2.