Red-hot rivalries to provide '09 fireworks

Originally Published: July 2, 2009
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Sportsmanship is all well and good, but let's be honest: The games are more fun when there's a little hate involved. It's what makes rivalries simmer, and rivalries are woven tightly into the fabric of competition.

And nowhere in sports do rivalries run as deep and spirited as in college sports. Blame it on the student sections, the battling bands, the misbehaving mascots -- or the millionaire coaches who sometimes just can't get along. For whatever reason, campuses are where the blood ...

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