Rivalry Round-Up

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  1. JHeb

    JHeb Sooner Magic

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    Rivalry Round-Up

    Let us know all about your big rivalries, when they started, why they're such big games and things like that.
     
  2. Jackwacker

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    The Nevada Wolf Pack have 2 rivals (Boise St. and UNLV) but there is a true hate among UNLV fans and Wolf Pack fans.

    The Fremont Cannon is awarded to each season's winner of the Battle for Nevada, a college football game between the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada). The team who wins the cannon gets to keep it for a year and paint the wooden carriage in their school's main color: Navy Blue for Nevada, and Scarlet Red for UNLV. The Wolf Pack's Army ROTC detachment fires a cannon after each touchdown or field goal scored at home, but the Fremont Cannon is not currently fired by either team. It was fired in some of the rivalry's earlier matches, up until the mid to late 1990s. Weighing in at 545 pounds, it is regarded by followers of both teams as the largest and most expensive trophy of any rivalry in college sports. (Link)




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  3. JHeb

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    See above for a perfect "Rivalry Round-Up" type post...Love it Jack!
     
  4. JHeb

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    University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

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    The noted rivalries USM has are:

    Memphis: The rivalry was born in 1935 and the annual game is called The Black and Blue Bowl, in reference to the fierce rivalry as well as the teams' main colors of black (USM) and blue (Memphis). Through the 2008 game, USM leads the series 37-21-5.

    Tulane: The rivalry was born in 1979 and has led to the "Battle for the Bell". Through their last meeting in 2006, USM leads the series 21-7. They meet in 2009 on October 24th.

    UAB: Not much has been noted about this rivalry other than USM being 9-0 all-time v. UAB. Doesn't sound like much of a rivalry if you ask me.

    Ole Miss and Mississippi State: Neither team is listed as a "rival", probably due to them being in another conference, but I'd have to think a game between Southern Miss and either of the BCS Conference Mississippi schools would be "Can't Miss" event for most State of Mississippi football fans.

    Noteable USM Alumni:
    Brett Favre--NFL Legend and Wrangler Jeans spokesman
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    Ray Guy--Legendary NFL Punter and has the "Best Punter Award" named after him
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    Jimmy Buffett--Legendary Musician
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  5. The Brunsons

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  6. JHeb

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    Here are the listed rivalries for each of our teams per Wikipedia:

    CSU: CU, Wyoming & Air Force
    ECU: None Listed (?)
    Fresno: Louisiana Tech, Boise St., San Jose State, Hawai'i
    Hawai'i: Fresno
    Houston: Rice
    Louisiana Tech: Fresno
    Nevada: UNLV
    New Mexico: New Mexico State & Arizona
    Southern Miss: Tulane & Memphis
    Tulsa: None Listed (?)
    TCU: SMU & Baylor
    Utah: BYU & Utah State

    Others Not Listed (IMO):

    ECU: UNC, NC State, Duke
    Fresno: All California Teams
    Louisiana Tech: LSU, ULL, ULM
    Southern Miss: Ole Miss & Mississippi State
    TCU: All Texas Teams
    Tulsa: Oklahoma & Oklahoma State

    Are there others listed in your school's info. that aren't on here? If so, let me know...
     
  7. shane79013

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    THE HOLY WAR BYU vs UTAH battle for The Beehive Boot



    The Holy War is one of America's oldest and most heated college football rivalries. In fact, the schools even differ on when the first game was played. Utah claims that the first game was played in 1896 against Brigham Young Academy. BYU's athetic website (BYU Cougars) shows their schedule dating back to 1922, but no earlier. The Utes lead the all time series 53–33–4 or 50–30–4, depending on whether the first six meetings are counted.

    In the last 35 meetings, the record stands at 23-12 for BYU. But Utah has the longest winning streak on either sides at 26. BYU had won two matchups in 2006 and 2007, but Utah won the most recent matchup in 2008. The last 20 games have resulted with Utah having 10 wins and BYU having 10. The largest point spread during the last 20 meetings was in 1989, when BYU won 70-31 (39 points).[1]

    Prior to 1973, there wasn't much of a rivaly as Utah dominated with a record over BYU of 39-5 with 4 ties. BYU took over the domination with a record of 19-2 over the Utes from 1972-1992. In 1994 the Utes achieved what they had failed to achieve since 1972: consecutive wins. The rivalry has become much more intense from 1992 to the present



    Rivalry Game against Utah State


    The new head coach of the Utah Utes (that would be me) held a press conference today declaring that he does not consider Utah State a rivalry game anymore. "Utah State is a terrible program who has ballerinas pretending to be football players. They can consider us a rival but we will consider them a extra practice on a Saturday."
     
  8. The Brunsons

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    Fresno State:
    The rivalry with Fresno State has increased greatly in recent years, with both teams being the oldest members of the WAC contending regularly for the conference championship. The series is currently tied after a win on October 4, 2008 in overtime over then 22nd ranked Bullogs at Bulldog Stadium. Coaches from both schools have accused each side of various episodes of poor sportsmanship over the years, and both schools have some of the nation's rowdiest home fans. The rivalry has featured some lopsided results, including a 70–14 Fresno victory over Hawaii in 2004 and a 68–37 Warriors victory in 2006 over Fresno. In 2007, allegations that Fresno State fans were physically and verbally abused by hometown Hawaii fans circulated the internet and television media added to this rivalry.

    It was being reported that several Fresno State fans attempted to warn Boise State fans from attending Hawaiʻi football games due to potential violence against them, however no incidents were reported by Boise State fans and many photographs from Hawaiʻi-based publications covered incidents where Hawaiʻi and Boise State fans were seen mingling together before and after their 2007 WAC Championship game.

    Boise State:
    Boise State and Hawaiʻi have developed a rivalry since the Broncos joined the WAC in 2001. Until Hawaiʻi defeated Boise State 39–27 on November 23, 2007 to clinch that year's WAC championship outright, the Broncos had won the all of the contests between the two schools since Boise State became a conference member. Many of them have been very closely contested. As these two teams are usually two of the better teams in the WAC, the rivalry can only be expected to grow in the coming years.

    BYU:
    BYU had been regarded by many Hawaiʻi residents to be the Warriors' biggest rival and most high-profile game. One of the reasons for the interest in games against BYU comes from the large Mormon population in Hawaiʻi, especially on the island of Oʻahu, and BYU's success in recruiting players from Hawaiʻi (in addition, BYU has a sister school in Hawaii). The rivalry with BYU has been largely one-sided, with the Cougars holding a 19–8–0 all-time advantage in the series and going 18–5 since 1972 when LaVell Edwards became BYU’s head coach. BYU won 10 straight contests against the Warriors from 1978 through 1988 and 6 straight from 1993 through 1998. Hawaiʻi has never won in Provo, Utah, losing all 8 contests by an average score of 34 to 18. The series has decreased in notability and importance due to BYU's defection to the Mountain West Conference in 1999. In 2001, Hawaiʻi ruined the then 8th-ranked Cougars' perfect 12–0 season and ended any chance of BYU earning a BCS bowl bid with a 72–45 victory at Aloha Stadium. The last meeting between the two teams was a 35–32 BYU victory at Provo in 2002. The rivalry has also been considered by some people to be one-sided in terms of emotion. Although some in Hawaiʻi have considered BYU to be Hawaiʻi's main rival, BYU fans generally do not think of Hawaiʻi as a major rival, and consider Utah to be their main rival. UH and BYU will meet again in 2012 and 2013, the 2012 contest at BYU, and the 2013 game at Hawaiʻi.
     
  9. The Brunsons

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    Fresno State:
    The rivalry with Fresno State has increased greatly in recent years, with both teams being the oldest members of the WAC contending regularly for the conference championship. The series is currently tied after a win on October 4, 2008 in overtime over then 22nd ranked Bullogs at Bulldog Stadium. Coaches from both schools have accused each side of various episodes of poor sportsmanship over the years, and both schools have some of the nation's rowdiest home fans. The rivalry has featured some lopsided results, including a 70–14 Fresno victory over Hawaii in 2004 and a 68–37 Warriors victory in 2006 over Fresno. In 2007, allegations that Fresno State fans were physically and verbally abused by hometown Hawaii fans circulated the internet and television media added to this rivalry.

    It was being reported that several Fresno State fans attempted to warn Boise State fans from attending Hawaiʻi football games due to potential violence against them, however no incidents were reported by Boise State fans and many photographs from Hawaiʻi-based publications covered incidents where Hawaiʻi and Boise State fans were seen mingling together before and after their 2007 WAC Championship game.

    Boise State:
    Boise State and Hawaiʻi have developed a rivalry since the Broncos joined the WAC in 2001. Until Hawaiʻi defeated Boise State 39–27 on November 23, 2007 to clinch that year's WAC championship outright, the Broncos had won the all of the contests between the two schools since Boise State became a conference member. Many of them have been very closely contested. As these two teams are usually two of the better teams in the WAC, the rivalry can only be expected to grow in the coming years.

    BYU:
    BYU had been regarded by many Hawaiʻi residents to be the Warriors' biggest rival and most high-profile game. One of the reasons for the interest in games against BYU comes from the large Mormon population in Hawaiʻi, especially on the island of Oʻahu, and BYU's success in recruiting players from Hawaiʻi (in addition, BYU has a sister school in Hawaii). The rivalry with BYU has been largely one-sided, with the Cougars holding a 19–8–0 all-time advantage in the series and going 18–5 since 1972 when LaVell Edwards became BYU’s head coach. BYU won 10 straight contests against the Warriors from 1978 through 1988 and 6 straight from 1993 through 1998. Hawaiʻi has never won in Provo, Utah, losing all 8 contests by an average score of 34 to 18. The series has decreased in notability and importance due to BYU's defection to the Mountain West Conference in 1999. In 2001, Hawaiʻi ruined the then 8th-ranked Cougars' perfect 12–0 season and ended any chance of BYU earning a BCS bowl bid with a 72–45 victory at Aloha Stadium. The last meeting between the two teams was a 35–32 BYU victory at Provo in 2002. The rivalry has also been considered by some people to be one-sided in terms of emotion. Although some in Hawaiʻi have considered BYU to be Hawaiʻi's main rival, BYU fans generally do not think of Hawaiʻi as a major rival, and consider Utah to be their main rival. UH and BYU will meet again in 2012 and 2013, the 2012 contest at BYU, and the 2013 game at Hawaiʻi.
     
  10. jello1717

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    CSU has 3 rivalry games per year. They begin every season playing in state rival Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. This rivalry game first began way back in 1893 and they played every year until 1958 when they took a hiatus. They began playing annually again in 1984, and in 1998, they started playing at a neutral site in Denver (although I don't think Invesco Field is in the game due to licensing issues). Colorado has dominated the series 58-19-2.

    [​IMG]CSU plays another in state rival, Air Force, for the Ram-Falcon Trophy (which is not in the game either). The trophy has been given to the winner of this game since 1980. As of 2008, Air Force leads the series 27-19-1

    [​IMG]CSU ends their season by playing their longest standing rival, Wyoming in The Border War. They first played back in 1893, and have played for the Bronze Boot Trophy since 1968. The boot was originally worn by a CSU alumnus during the Vietnam War. CSU leads the series 55-40-5.
     
  11. prinny297

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    San Jose States Rivalry Game

    San Jose State only has one official rivalry game against Fresno State every year. It has no official name, but fans of both teams refer to it as the Battle of 152, named after the freeway that separates Fresno State from San Jose State. Unlike most other rivalries, SJSU and FS don't play for any trophy. This rivalry began in 1921 with a San Jose State victory with a score of 14-2. They have proceeded to play this rivalry (off and on) for over 80 years. Fresno State currently leads the rivalry with a 37-33-3 record.
     

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