Pretty much the only reason college sports are as popular as they are is that they offer tradition, loyalty, and rivalries that professional sports simply cannot. However, if you thought tradition, loyalty, and rivalries could trump the power and influence of money, well, you were sorely mistaken. As we’ve seen in recent years, university presidents and boards of trustees all across America have no problem throwing tradition out the window and switching athletic conference if it means their schools and rake in more cash. And while this is understandable—a few million bucks pays a lot of professors’ salaries—it’s also unfortunate because the rivalries we love most are being killed off one by one.
Which rivalries, you ask? Well, keep on clicking to find out.