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The Terps' Gridiron Rival

When it's basketball season, there's little question whom the Terps and their fans most want to beat. During my eight years in this job, we've probably written at least three stories on this topic without much resolution. Part of the issue seems to be that the natural candidate, Virginia, considers Virginia Tech its arch-rival. But I don't know how much that matters: Duke considers North Carolina its biggest rival in hoops, and that does little to diminish the animosity in Terps-Blue Devils games.

We're not writing the story again this year. Instead, you tell us:

By Matthew Rennie  |  September 29, 2008; 1:22 PM ET
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West Virginia, by a long shot. Penn State could be up there if that rivalry was continued (and got a little more competitive). Of the ACC schools, it Virginia.

I also don't harbor much good will towards NCST, FSU, or Boston College.

Posted by: terpfan | September 29, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

When I was a student we had a fierce rivarly with the Colonials of George Washington. FREDTERP

Posted by: FREDTERP | September 29, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

FSU used to be a big game, but they've been off for a while so not so much. Probably WVA since we keep invading each other's stadiums.

Posted by: EricS | September 29, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I wish we could get our old rivals WVU back on the scedule. That program is headed down the toilet...

Posted by: Lee | September 29, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I think it's unquestionably West Virginia.

There's no real history with Maryland-Virginia, as both teams have almost never both been good in the same season. There was much more of a rivalry with Clemson in the 80s when both teams routinely played for the League Title.

And really, there's much more mutual hatred with WVU than UVa.

Posted by: dlgood | September 29, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

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