On Wednesday, St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson wrote a Q&A piece about an interview with Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk.

In the article, Frederickson asked Sterk about the possibility of re-establishing the Missouri-Illinois rivalry and he had an interesting answer to the question. Here is what Sterk had to say:

“We are in discussions with Illinois about playing a football game, and football games. It probably won’t be the six straight that they had before. But we’ve had discussions. Hopefully we can match up our dates and get things ironed out where we can announce something in the next six months or so. It may be home-and-home. It might not be in St. Louis. That’s a good (series) for us. I’ll qualify football. The SLU one, you’ll have to ask Cuonzo Martin on that one.”

According to Frederickson, the Missouri-Illinois announcement could come soon but the game won’t.

You can read the full Q&A here.