Cougars-Utes spice things up -- off the field
It started with a brawl 112 years ago.Since then, players have climbed into the stands, fans have attacked cheerleaders, threats have been made, households have been divided, Mountain West Conference titles have been won and -- twice -- a BCS bowl berth has been on the line. Saturday's "Holy War" between BYU and Utah will mark the first time since 1994 (when No. 21 Utah beat No. 20 BYU 34-31) that both teams come into the game ranked. These teams are 9-9 in the past two decades, ...
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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?