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|03-03-2013, 05:05 PM||#41|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Re: UNC/USC article
To the discussion of rivalries, any time you have two fan bases in an overlapping area there will be a natural rivalry. For Carolina - the larger schools in North Carolina and Georgia will always be rivals because we have a long history playing against them.
Take Georgia for example - Carolina has a long history playing UGA. It's one of the older rivalries in college football dating back to 1894 (which is older than Clemson), although it wasn't played consistently until we joined the SEC.
If you look at their most frequent opponents, USC is in the top 10.
Then take a look at our top 10 most frequent opponents:
What our list of most frequent opponents shows you is that from a historical standpoint, we still have strong ties to the ACC rivalries. The SEC schools (except UGA) are just now starting to creep up to our top 10 list. I think in another 20-30 years - assuming the SEC still exists - we will have developed stronger ties with the SEC in part because we will have played them more frequently and more often than our old ACC opponents, and in part because the ACC memories will start to fade.
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|03-04-2013, 11:00 AM||#42|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Re: UNC/USC article
To digress back to the article - I find it odd that it starts out 'why people don't know how big this game is' - but it never tells you why it's a big game, the article really hints that with some fanning this could become a big game, but that it currently is not.
The headline tells me that it's going to reveal a reason this game is big, but really leaves me with what I already knew - that it isn't, and likely, never will be.