Top 10 College Football and Basketball Rivalries

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College football season begins tomorrow night! The first full slate of full games follows two days later. In the spirit of the season, we present the ten best rivalries in the game, and give you the corresponding date to circle on your calendar.

This is a football centric list, but we have the best college basketball rivalries on here as well.

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Oregon Ducks 62, USC Trojans 51: fun with the box score

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It was a battle of high octane offenses and bad defenses (and the top 2 hottest cheerleading squads, look here to check out Oregon’s crew, go here for USC’s squad) Oregon Ducks 62, USC Trojans 51. 113 combined points as Oregon keeps their national title hopes alive. “Video game numbers” has become a cliche lately, but it applied to this college football game.

Here’s some highlights from the box score of this one.

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#1 USC Trojans: College Football 77 in 77

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Welcome to The Sports Bank 77 in 77. We’re previewing one team a day everyday as the college football season approaches. And we’re doing it in rapid fire sequence. Today, the USC Trojans

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#6 Stanford Cardinal-USC Trojans: Brutally Honest Game Preview

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Stanford vs. USC, sounds like a route to me? Well, maybe not. It’s the Cardinal’s last actual tune-up before their epic clash with the Oregon Ducks on November 12th. Forget Oregon St, they’ll roll over them.

No, the real reason I choose this Pac-12 contest for BHGP is the NFL Draft implications! I’m a draftnik, a mock nerd, so when I see the top pick in the draft taking on the #2 QB! Not to mention there’s at least two, maybe 3-4 more prospects in the this game that could go in the top ten-twenty, let the fun begin!

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#30 USC Trojans: College Football 77 in 77

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We are proud to reach a milestone here in the 77s- out first ever guest posting! Please welcome Amy Lamare from Gridiron Goddess. Ms. Lamare and I met at the Nike Football Media Summit in Dallas, and what follows is entirely written by her, so if/when you notice the “us” and “we” in reference to the team- that’s why. No Illini would ever do such a thing. Enjoy:

The USC Trojans, facing another year of sanctions, thanks to their unsuccessful NCAA appeal, won’t be looking to reinvent the wheel this season. That said, expect improvement from last year’s 8-5 squad (5-4 in the Pac-10) thanks to maturation from key players Matt Barkley and Robert Woods.

Offensively, the Trojans have every reason to improve on last year’s decent effort as the players have a full year of Lane Kiffin?s system under their belts. The biggest question comes on the O-Line and true freshman Cyrus Hobbi and Aundrey Walker will likely be tapped to make a big impression early on in their college football careers.

Just an aside, you know you want to click the link to the USC Song Girl Cheerleaders swim party photos

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Viva la Sun Bowl! Notre Dame vs Miami: Game preview

Only few would have properly predicted the location of the old west Texas town of El Paso for the reunion, but nonetheless, the famed Notre Dame/Miami rivalry reignites on New Year’s Eve near the Mexican border.

Bowl games are a great reward for the teams as the players and coaches get to enjoy a few days of activities and events leading up to the game, but once the ball is kicked, no one will care that Coach Kelly took the team shopping for new boots.

Yes, that did happen.

Both teams thought they were set at the quarterback position going into the season, but entering the bowl game, that is not the case for either squad.

Jacory Harris has been wildly inconsistent all season, and the injury to the Irish’s Dayne Crist has thrust untested Tommy Rees into more action his freshman year than anyone anticipated.

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