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Braggin’ Rights scheduled for Dec. 12

The rivalry will be renewed.

NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Illinois Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

While we STILL don’t know how the rest of the non-conference schedule will shake out (c’mon, Brad!), at least Fighting Illini basketball fans can take comfort in knowing that Braggin’ Rights is back.

However, unlike the usual neutral-site clash in St. Louis, this season’s showdown has a new twist:

According to, national college hoops reporter — and renowned Illini stan — Andy Katz will host Braggin’ Rights on Campus: Coin Flip Special, which will be broadcast on multiple media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, and both universities’ athletics websites at 6:00 p.m. CT Thursday night.

Tails never fails.

Or Illinois’ side of the coin is always the way to go. Whichever saying floats your boat.

This will be the first time since 1979 that Braggin’ Rights will be contested in an on-campus arena, but the game will still have a “neutral” feel — neither Mizzou nor Illinois will have fans in attendance.

The Illini lead the all-time series 32-18, but have lost the last two meetings. Time to get that trophy back!