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Is It time to do away with Braggin' Rights?

December 26, 2008


  For the ninth year in a row, the Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Missouri Tigers in the annual “Braggin’ Rights” game on Tuesday night, this coming after Missouri entered the top 25 for the first time in five years. While I was at my family’s house, I spent my time looking on various blogs […]

Does anyone care?

December 17, 2008


Last season, in probably the worst season in Illinois’ basketball history, the Illini made it eight in a row over the Mizzou Tigers in the Braggin’ Rights game at the Scottrade Center by winning yet another nailbiter in the series and in the process equalling their longest winning streak over the Tigers of 8, which […]

Eight in a row

December 23, 2007


The last time the Illini made it eight in a row against Missouri, I was in kindergarten and my godsister, who is staying with my family and I until she returns to school in a couple of weeks, was only five months old. And the Illini were riding high off their run to the Final […]

Tables may turn in Braggin' Rights game

December 22, 2007


The last time Missouri defeated Illinois in the Braggin’ Rights game, I was still at Fairview Junior High and Britney Spears was on top of the pop charts, not the front page of tabloids. Quin Snyder was in his first season as head coach while Lon Kruger was trying to rebound from a disappointing 14-18 […]