College Sports Best Rivalries





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By Calvinhobbesmph (Calvinhobbesmph) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 02:03 pm: Edit

College footballs Biggest Rivalries (No Order)

Michigan - Ohio state

Florida State - Florida

Miami - Florida State

Texas - 0U

Cal - UCLA

Army - Navy

Any More?
I got to go with Texas, OU, im in dallas, its played at a neutral site which makes it more of a rivalry, no advantage to either team

Michigan Ohio State also gets a vote.

By Candij (Candij) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 02:07 pm: Edit

UCLA - USC

By Bellevueteen (Bellevueteen) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 03:07 pm: Edit

Cal-Stanford (for the Axe!)

Washington - Washington State (Apple Cup)

Oregon - Oregon State (Civil War)

Harvard - Yale

and since your post title said sports...

Duke/UNC!!!! (for basketball)

By Emika (Emika) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 07:42 pm: Edit

Cal-Stanford is always fun =D It's crazy how intense some people will get at the games since they're close enough for fans of both teams to attend. Fights are quite routine =p

BRING OUT THE AXE!! GO GO OSKI!!

By Fizzuhcist (Fizzuhcist) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 07:46 pm: Edit

UW-MN for the Prestigious "Paul Bunyan Axe" is the only answer.

By Calvinhobbesmph (Calvinhobbesmph) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 08:35 pm: Edit

more?

By Monekit (Monekit) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 10:53 pm: Edit

Not for football, but Princeton - Johns Hopkins for lacrosse.

By Dzleprechaun (Dzleprechaun) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 11:23 pm: Edit

Alabama-Auburn. The entire state is subdivided into two camps, it's like a civil war. There's actually a football matchup called The Civil War but I forgot what teams are in that. Also Ole Miss/Mississippi State play the Egg Bowl, Alabama and Tennessee have a big rivalry game called The Third Saturday in October, and the Auburn vs. Georgia rivalry is the oldest in the nation.

By Bunmushroom (Bunmushroom) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 11:58 pm: Edit

UCLA-USC
STANFORD-CAL
Harvard-Yale
Michigan-Ohio State
Duke-UNC

By Seleucus26 (Seleucus26) on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 10:04 pm: Edit

wat about Penn State with MIchigan and Ohio state?

By Any1can (Any1can) on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:52 am: Edit

UCLA vs USC

By Ambitiousyokel (Ambitiousyokel) on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:23 pm: Edit

Georgia-Georgia Tech. While we're on Georgia, Georgia-Florida, the aforementioned Georgia-Alabama, and to a lesser extent, Georgia-Tennessee. God, how I love the SEC.

By Mkjwoa40 (Mkjwoa40) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:27 am: Edit

Notre Dame - USC
Notre Dame - Michigan

By Scubasteve (Scubasteve) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 01:57 pm: Edit

ucla vs usc isnt such a great rivalry becuase ucla is never good... i think that rivalry only exists within california... as most of us non californians have never even recognized it

the most tradition rich rivalry is probably army v navy

By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 04:50 pm: Edit

I liked last year's Army vs Navy t-shirt

"Sometimes brothers fight"

By Muslimah_Angel (Muslimah_Angel) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 05:17 pm: Edit

cal berkeley v stanford

By Qwert271 (Qwert271) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 09:24 pm: Edit

In order:

1) Ohio State -- Michigan

By Dcs13 (Dcs13) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 08:43 pm: Edit

1a. UNC-Dook
1b. Ohio State - Michigan
3. Everything Else

By Coqui (Coqui) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 01:13 am: Edit

UNC v Duke
U Texas v Texas A&M (i moved to texas a few years ago and hate both)

By Yellowjacket07 (Yellowjacket07) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 12:29 am: Edit

Georgia Tech-Georgia
Minnesota-Wisconsin
Duke-North Carolina

By Jimster0489 (Jimster0489) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 04:50 pm: Edit

UIC :: Loyola Chicago
DePaul :: Loyola Chicago
U of I :: U of Wisconsin, Madison
UW-Madison :: UMich
Southern IL U :: Northern IL U

By Wallflower (Wallflower) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 01:05 am: Edit

Amherst vs. Williams

By Voodoochile (Voodoochile) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 01:13 am: Edit

Stanford vs. Berkeley

And just for fun,
Harvard vs. Yale

By Just_Forget_Me (Just_Forget_Me) on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 01:20 am: Edit

I've experienced two giant rivalries first hand.

Living in Columbus, OSU-Michigan week is absolutely insane. I've heard the folks "up north" don't get as excited as we do down here, and I know they don't get more excitedÐbecause that just wouldn't be possible. The games have been incredibly close the past few years, and ALWAYS seem to determine who goes to the Rose Bowl/BCS championship/etc. The rivalry also goes way back, although the best years were probably during the Woody-Bo era.

Last fall I went to Boston to look at Harvard, Williams + Amherst. I timed things up so that I was at Williams during the Amherst-Williams game. Things there were crazy, but not quite in the OSU-Mich way (although tons of drinking happens before/during both games). Williams doesn't charge admission to their stadium, which is odd. Stranger still, though, is that most students seemed to spend the entire game in a the tailgating field outside the stadium, drinking and cooking out. The stands were filled (by the end of the first half or so), but mostly with what looked like parents + alumni. Even though the atmosphere seemed more "party" than "intense," some great football went on.

Oh, and you guys can't forget the MIT vs. Harvard/Yale rivalry. The techies like to pull pranks to disrupt the big game, and that cracks me up.


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