Not all rivalries are created equal. For example, we have our hilljack rivals in the far east, with whom we drink 'shine and share a makeshift gas can trophy. We have our Farmageddon rivals, who never fail to show us great hospitality as the dark wizard cuts another 49-7 victory out of our team's hide. And then there's the sort of rival who you absolutely loathe; the ones for whom only a complete and utter soul-crushing destruction of their hopes and dreams is sufficient penalty. Because you're stuck with them and their incessant shit-talking on a daily basis.
Not every game in this matchup has been equally important, either. Both teams are coming out of a recent period of wandering the desert of mediocrity for 40 years. And while we may have beaten Iowa back to the tournament, this is the best Iowa squad in a decade. Hilton Magic has a chance to deal a body blow to their impressive comeback, but they have an equal chance of knocking one of the best Cyclone teams ever off of their upward trajectory. It's a quality win for the selection committee and a chance for shit-talking.
Lets do this.
TV: ESPNU, 8:30 CST