Big 12 rivalry games have history, plenty on the line
It's rivalry week across the Big 12. Old foes will be meeting in big games that will provide a year's worth of bragging rights to the winners and have huge ramifications on postseason plans.
The Bedlam Series, the Lone Star Showdown and the Border War (or the Border Showdown, as politically correct forces have mandated) will be contested this week. And although the Colorado-Nebraska series doesn't have a name or a trophy, don't tell the Buffaloes or Cornhuskers their annual meeting ...
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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?