Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Mizzou defensive coordiantor Steckel was introduced last Sunday as Terry Allen’s successor at the state’s second-largest university, Missouri State, which competes in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Illinois' Rayvonte Rice hit a three-pointer at the buzzer Saturday as the Tigers lost to the Fighting Illini 62-59 in the Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis. MU's Jonathan Williams scored 15 points and had eight rebounds for the Tigers, who dropped to 5-6 this season.
Missouri sophomore point guard Wes Clark was suspended against Southeast Missouri and came off the bench during the next three games, but he returned to the starting lineup Saturday against Illinois in the 34th Braggin’ Rights game.
Follow along on your mobile device or desktop for stats and updates from Saturday’s Missouri-Illinois game in St. Louis by Tod Palmer, The Star’s MU beat writer. Tipoff is 1 p.m. The game is televised on ESPN2.