January 20, 1935 is the Birthday of “Stormin’ Norman” Stewart

January 20, 1935, is the birthday of pro basketball player and Mizzou coach “Stormin’ Norman” Stewart from near Shelbyville.  

Rivalry of Mizzou vs Illinois

On December 10, 1980, the first Braggin’ Rights basketball game is held in St. Louis between the Mizzou Tigers and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. Although the teams have a rivalry dating back to 1932, things escalated a notch when the annual matchup between the two squads moved to a neutral site midway between the two campuses.

A basketball with the Missouri State Flag in the background.

January 14, 1906

On this date in Missouri history: The University of Missouri played its very first basketball game defeating Central Methodist. The overall record that year was 10-6 including two wins over Kansas.