Louisville Kentucky Trumps North Carolina Duke
GunnyGoesArrrgh Dec 27, 6:48 a.m.
I believe in their respective states, the rivalries are equal, but on a national stage, the Duke/Carolina rivalry is still more interesting. Ratings may say otherwise, and maybe it's my ACC bias, but I think Duke/Carolina is THE rivalry in college sports.
Kentucky and Louisville won in 2012 and 2013, but Carolina and Duke won in 2009 and 2010, and both schools won nattys in the last decade.
Interesting article, though.
GunnyGoesArrrgh Dec 27, 7:24 a.m.
I'm lazy, so it was one less click for me:)
larrys080 Aggies Dec 27, 9:42 a.m.
903 (tiny) is obviously feeling very small.
Leave it to Beaver Reruns Dec 27, 9:45 a.m.
they say ESPN hypes up the Duke UNC rivalry and that is the only reason it is better. But, year in and year out the Duke UNC game is the highest rated college basketball game played on ESPN. Money doesn't lie, and the money is on Duke vs. UNC.
Oh....here is another little nugget- UL and UK have played 45 times. Duke and UNC have played 39 times when both teams were ranked in the top 10. That is what you call a walk off.
DookLast WonABowl1961 Dec 27, 10:52 a.m.
Last year ESPN hyped up our home game with UNC and made it a game day show for TV. Of course State is no rival of UNC cause they have killed us for decades! Occassionally we win a game like last year but it is rare. As long as we have the coaches and AD we have we will never get any better. Go pack
IronRam Dec 27, 11:02 a.m.
True Dat on 903...does anyone find it ironic it pulls for Dook but knows not how to post a link, or maybe it's beyond it's comprehension...hmmmmm...
BogeyBoy Dec 27, 2:06 p.m.
I agree that 35% isn't much to brag about. But still, a rivalry where a team is winning only 31% of the time in recent years is certainly less competitive.
Old Well Drinks Dec 27, 2:10 p.m.
... ESPN has too many Heel homers on the payroll, that's all, it's the last vestiges of would be sports journalists, but Fox Sports is on the rise, all in due time.
larrys080 Aggies Dec 27, 2:16 p.m.
All the journalism in the world can't change State College and the epic egg they have laid over the last 30+ years!
The truth about MERCER! Dec 27, 2:18 p.m.
If that is the case then dook football has not had a rival in over 20 years, unless you count NCCU.
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