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    Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Matt and Miller are asking Hawk fans who their biggest rival is. They have gotten no unanimous answer from callers so does that mean that ISU is their biggest rival if they can't make up their mind on anyone else? I have a feeling they will not admit it even if it is true. Some of my closest Hawk fan friends absolutely hate Iowa State more than any other of their Big Ten foes, yet they don't call it a rivalry. If both sides hate each other, that classifies it as a rivalry doesnt it??



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    They're our biggest rival, and we're theirs whether they want to admit it or not.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    We are, they are just experts at fooling themselves.


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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Matt hit the nail on the head, Hoks just do not want to admit (or are too embarrassed to admit) that ISU is their biggest rival.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    I know a kid that absolutely refuses to come to Ames because he hates ISU so much. Yet, he tries to tell me Minnesota is their biggest rival. They won't admit it but I saw numerous 'Beat State' shirts last weekend in IC. The majority of their fanbase is a joke.


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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Animosity wise, ISU is the biggest rival. Importance wise, it's been Wisconsin lately. I'd also challenge that animosity wise, Illinois is right up there as well. Minnesota.... not so much. It's just fun to beat the Gophs.


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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    USC or Florida are Iowa's biggest rivals. Seriously.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by gogagig View Post
    USC or Florida are Iowa's biggest rivals. Seriously.
    Oh, I know. The list of contention for a BCS Title goes 1) USC, 2) Florida, 3) Iowa, so I know exactly where you're coming from.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Matt and Miller are asking Hawk fans who their biggest rival is. They have gotten no unanimous answer from callers so does that mean that ISU is their biggest rival if they can't make up their mind on anyone else? I have a feeling they will not admit it even if it is true. Some of my closest Hawk fan friends absolutely hate Iowa State more than any other of their Big Ten foes, yet they don't call it a rivalry. If both sides hate each other, that classifies it as a rivalry doesnt it??
    If Iowa State fans were asked the same question I dont think you would get a unanimous answer either. Mizzou, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, K State would all receive votes.


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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    What's funny is if you asked the same question to the other 10 teams in the Big 10 none of them would say Iowa is there biggest rival. I've been to a Wisconsin/Minnesota game and there is no doubt that is a rival game.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by shildreth View Post
    If Iowa State fans were asked the same question I dont think you would get a unanimous answer either. Mizzou, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, K State would all receive votes.
    OK, I'll be the first one here to admit they are our biggest rival. That doesn't mean that I wouldn't rather beat Texas, OU, Nebraska, etc.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Both teams are each other's biggest rival by default. Neither team has any real single biggest rival in their respective conferences, so both teams are left with each other.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    We're there biggest rival no doubt. They don't go on Badger boards like they do here.... there's no comparison. They can say whatever they want, but it's a big deal to both of us.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    Animosity wise, ISU is the biggest rival. Importance wise, it's been Wisconsin lately. I'd also challenge that animosity wise, Illinois is right up there as well. Minnesota.... not so much. It's just fun to beat the Gophs.
    +1

    Minnesota is our longest rival, Wisconsin is pry the most important, and ISU/Illinois are side by side for "most hated" IMO.



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    Re: Iowa State..... Iowa's biggest Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chizit View Post
    We're there biggest rival no doubt. They don't go on Badger boards like they do here.... there's no comparison. They can say whatever they want, but it's a big deal to both of us.
    Their fans that are on this board morning, noon, and night, are not what I would call real Iowa fans -- the closest they ever get to campus is watching the games on TV, heck most of them are posting on here instead of sitting in the stands when "their" team is playing! As our esteemed Athletic Director, er, "Director of Athletics" would say, "Why listen to them -- they don't pay the bills".


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