College Rivalry

Jan 27, 2010

The Rival Rundown: Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State

This week we high-tail it to O-o-o-klahoma, where the winds come sweeping down the plain! Where the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are frequent rivals in the Bedlam Series! Where--well, you'll just have to read on to find out!

Jan 20, 2010

The Rival Rundown: Georgetown vs Syracuse

Our focus this week are two Big East schools who have thirty years of history as basketball powerhouses. Syracuse and Georgetown may be known for their excellence in ballin', but they are also competitive in top-notch academics and, er, curiously named mascots. Here's to one of the most well-rounded rivalries in college sports!

The Rival Rundown: Kentucky vs Louisville

One of the fiercest college basketball rivalries calls the Bluegrass State home. Perennial March Madness top seeds University of Kentucky and University of Louisville go head-to-head this week!

Jan 13, 2010

The Rival Rundown: Rochester vs RIT

This week we've got a double-whammy featuring cross-town rivals who are also on opposite sides of the liberal arts/tech school coin. It seems like the only thing that the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have in common is an area code, but can one take top honors?

Jan 6, 2010

The Rival Rundown: UConn vs Tennessee

This week we deviate from our typical Rival Rundown in two ways. First, we'll be covering a (women's!) basketball rivalry, as the athletic calendar moves into a new season. Second, this rivalry--between the University of Connecticut and the University of Tennessee--has been canceled!

Dec 30, 2009

Dec 23, 2009

The Rival Rundown: Boise State vs University of Idaho

The Gem State may a lack major-league sports team, but the spirit of competition isn't unfamiliar to Idahoans. This week, we shine the spotlight on two schools--Boise State and the University of Idaho--who embody the passions of Idaho sports fans!

Dec 16, 2009

The Rival Rundown: Colorado vs Colorado State

Travel to the Rocky Mountain state and you'll find breathtaking scenery, mile-high stadiums (and all sorts of altitude-specific attractions), and the rivalry between the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. How do these schools stack up?

Dec 9, 2009

The Rival Rundown: Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

Old Dominion fans, take note! This week our rivalry takes us to the fair state of Virginia, where the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech hope to take home top honors.

Dec 2, 2009

The Rival Rundown: Oregon State vs Oregon

Pac-10 fans will rejoice as we detail this storied rivalry from The Beaver State. Oregonians are well-versed in what they call The Civil War between Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.

Nov 18, 2009

The Rival Rundown: Michigan vs. Ohio State

This is it, folks, the grand daddy of all college rivalries! Noted by ESPN as the greatest North American sports rivalry today, the bad blood between the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University is unequaled. This weekend marks the one hundred and sixth meeting of the two teams, in the last regular-season football game.

Nov 11, 2009

The Rival Rundown: Lafayette vs. Lehigh

Ask any college student about the rivalry between their school and its arch nemesis, and they'll tell you it's gone on for-ev-errrr. While it may seem that way to most, to students at Lafayette College and Lehigh University, the seeming eternity of their rivalry is the closest approximation to truth in American college sports.

Oct 28, 2009

The Rival Rundown: Columbia vs. UPenn

This week begins the World Series, the premier sporting championship in the nation (at least in my opinion--why have one night of the Superbowl when you can have at least four nights of nail-biting, crowd-rousing suspense?). While the world obsesses over the current New York-Philadelphia rivalry, let's take a look at another - between Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.