College football rivalries

College football's great rivalries: USC vs. UCLA

The crosstown rivalry between the Los Angeles insitutions is one of college football's most unique rivalries
<p> The crosstown rivalry between the Los Angeles insitutions is one of college football's most unique rivalries</p>

This article on the USC vs. UCLA college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 1990 college football annuals. As the rivalry is renewed this week, we thought it was relevant to take a look back at the history of the football series between these two schools in Los Angeles who are separated by a mere 13 miles.

The Great Rivalries — USC vs. UCLA

By Mal Florence

Red Sanders once said that the Southern California-UCLA football series is not a matter of life or death. “It’s more important than that,” he said.

Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia: The Backyard Brawl

New conference affiliations for both schools could make this the last "Backyard Brawl"
<p> New conference affiliations for both schools could make this the last "Backyard Brawl"</p>

This profile of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 2009 Big East college football magazine. With Pittsburgh headed to the ACC and West Virginia to the Big 12, this year's "Backyard Brawl" could be the last meeting between the two cross-state rivals.

Backyard Brawl — West Virginia and Pitt are too close for kindness

By Michael Bradley

College football's great rivalries: Clemson vs. South Carolina

The rivalry and history between these two schools goes well beyond what has happened on the football field
<p> The rivalry and history between these two schools goes well beyond what has happened on the football field</p>

This profile of the Clemson and South Carolinia college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 1989 college football annuals. With the rivalry set to be revisited this week, we thought it would be relevant to take a look at the history between these two Palmetto State institutions.

The Great Rivalries — South Carolina vs. Clemson

By Al Thomy

From his room high atop the Wade Hampton Hotel, Gene Moore could have sworn the whole city of Columbia was on fire.

College Football's Great Rivalries: Alabama vs. Auburn

For more than 60 years bragging rights in Alabama have been at stake in the annual "Iron Bowl"
<p> For more than 60 years bragging rights in Alabama have been at stake in the annual "Iron Bowl"</p>

This profile of the Alabama and Auburn college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 1995 college football annuals. As the rivalry is renewed this week, we thought it was relevant to take a look back at the history of the single-most important game played in the state of Alabama each year, the "Iron Bowl."

Great Rivalries — Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers

By Clyde Bolton, The Birmingham News

College football's great rivalries: Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State

For more than a century the "Egg Bowl" has been the most important game played in Mississippi
<p> For more than a century the "Egg Bowl" has been the most important game played in Mississippi</p>

This profile of the Ole Miss and Mississippi State college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 2008 Southeastern college football magazine. As the two in-state rivals prepare for the 108th "Egg Bowl," we thought it would be relevant to take a look back at the history of the biggest game played every year in Mississippi.

The Egg Bowl

By Michael Bradley

College Football's Great Rivalries: Cal vs. Stanford

The history of the "Big Game" goes well beyond 1982's "The Play"
<p> The history of the "Big Game" goes well beyond 1982's "The Play"</p>

This article on the California vs. Stanford college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 1993 college football annuals. As the rivalry is renewed this week, we thought it was relevant to take a look back at the history of what is commonly known as the "Big Game."

Great Rivalries — California Golden Bears vs. Stanford Cardinal

By David Bush, San Francisco Chronicle

It is simply known as the Big Game. And many times it really is.

College Football's Great Rivalries: Texas vs. Texas A&M

Changing conference landscapes signal the end of this long-standing, heated in-state rivalry
<p> Changing conference landscapes signal the end of this long-standing, heated in-state rivalry</p>

This profile of the Texas and Texas A&M college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 1986 college football annuals. With Texas A&M leaving the Big 12 for the SEC next season, this year's Thanksgiving Day showdown could be the last game between the in-state rivals in their series that dates back to 1894.

The Great Rivalries — Texas vs. Texas A&M

By Galyn Wilkins

College Football's Great Rivalries: Florida State Vs Miami

Bobby Bowden and Howard Schnellenberger reflect on the Seminoles-Canes rivalry
<p> Bobby Bowden and Howard Schnellenberger talk about the Seminoles-Hurricanes rivalry</p>

This profile of the Florida State and Miami college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 1992 Big Ten Football annual. As the rivalry is renewed this week, we thought it was relevant to take a look back at the history of this epic showdown.

Florida State vs Miami: One of College Football's Greatest Rivalries

Bill Peterson, former Florida State coach, may have put it best with one of his malaprops.