Tar Heels, Wolfpack talk rivalry all year
On Wednesday, UNC struck first.There are three tunnels on the NC State campus that run under the railroad tracks dividing it, and one has long been known as the "Free Expression tunnel." Draw on it. Spray paint it. Fulfill whatever artistic urge it is that might strike. Just don't paint it Tar Heel blue. "The student body is going to retaliate," senior running back Andre Brown, a native of Greenville, N.C., said with a laugh. "Normally we have people ...
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Sometimes conference crowns are up for grabs. Bowl bids often hang in the balance. But rivalry week is about more than that. Pride, bragging rights and some unique trophies are on the line when rivals meet. What could be better -- or more important -- than that?
Rivalry Week: A Closer Look
• Miller: Civil War features rare great matchup
• Bennett: Backyard Brawl heats up Big East
• ACC: Plenty on the line in Commonwealth Cup
• Big 12: Bedlam Series has BCS implications
• SEC: Bama looks to stop recent skid vs. Auburn
• Blue state or red state? UNC-NCSU divided
• The "Big Game" isn't just any game
• Holy War: BYU-Utah spice things up
• SEC: Tennessee has dominated Vandy
• Big Ten: All about the trophy hunting
• Washington: Apple Cup always matters
• Big Ten: OSU-Michigan still The Game
• SportsNation: Do you know your rivalries?
• Vote: Who will be the rivalry week winners?