Busch Braggin’ Rights
Missouri vs. Illinois Basketball
December 22, 2011
$49 and $44 and go
on sale Tuesday, December 6 at 10 a.m.
Disabled seating, call 314-622-5420
A very limited number of tickets to the annual Busch Braggin Rights game will go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. Busch Braggin’ Rights is the annual men’s college basketball contest between the University of Illinois Fighting Illini of the Big Ten Conference and the University of Missouri Tigers of the Big 12 Conference.
First played in 1980, the game takes place in St. Louis,
Missouri, during the month of December. From 1980 to 1993,
it was played at the St. Louis Arena, and since 1994, it
has been played at Scottrade Center. St. Louis is within
convenient driving distance of the two schools’ home cities
of Columbia, Missouri (2 hours), and Champaign, Illinois
(3 hours); many students at both schools come from the
area; both schools have a large alumni base in greater
St. Louis; and the Scottrade Center has a larger capacity
than either school’s home arena (Assembly Hall for Illinois
and Mizzou Arena for Missouri). It is traditionally held
over the students’ holiday break near the end of December,
and is nationally televised.
The game was not played in 1982, but has been played every
year since 1983. Through the 2010 game, Illinois holds
a 20-10 edge over Missouri.