Who would you chose. We have Iowa (of course) and Missouri.
1st) would you consider anyone else a rival
2nd) what team would you like to see as a rival
Nebraska, is obviously the next closest school. Colorado is probably the closest in competition to us. Kansas maybe in basketball. Spite the neutral series, I just don't see Kansas St. and us ever having a rivalry.
I wouldn't really consider Mizzou a rivalry....Out of conference I would like to see a Wisconsin or Illinois rivalry. I know they are Iowa's rivals but besides location Illinois is up and down in sports and I actually think we could compete with them most years. Wisconsin, I would love to see Bo Ryan come in for basketball and watch some real basketball be played. Football wise I think it would be awesome to be rivals because we would no longer be a doormat.
I also view a rivalry as competitions that go back and forth, not like ISU-Nebraska...
In conference I think Mizzou would be a good rivalry. They are a lot like Iowa. Their fans are idiots, but have started having pretty good football and basketball every year. Come up with something else besides the telephone trophy and it could become a serious rivalry, but right now it doesn't seem to be much....especially since they have KU...
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