Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

This Week 

If there's one thing we Midwesterners like, it's owning the bragging rights for our hometown team over a nearby rival. Whether it's high-school football or a municipal softball league, we take pride in our victories and find strength in our hatred for any who would be victorious over us. So puff out your chest and get ready to cheer or rub a victory in a loser's face -- it's time for the Busch Braggin' Rights game! This year's basketball match-up between the University of Missouri and University of Illinois takes place Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Kiel Center. The Illini may have more wins, but Mizzou's got the right to talk trash after their 75-69 win last year at coach Norm Stewart's 700th career victory. This is what it all boils down to for the bi-state area. The battle line is drawn at the Mississippi River, and both sides have something to prove.

-- James A. Duffy

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Night & Day

More by James A. Duffy

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2022 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation