In the realm of college basketball, there is no more overhyped rivalry than Duke- Maryland. I was at Duke when the rivalry became the niche cause of the college basketball networks and it developed solely because UNC was a bit down and they needed someone to feud with Duke. Because Maryland was on a three year solid run, they filled in.
Since then of course, we have been sold the notion that it is either the first or second biggest rivalry in the country and that every game matters a great deal. Here is a secret….it doesnt. Duke hasnt beaten Maryland in a while, but that is more because of matchups than a rivalry. Duke’s rival is UNC….period. Maryland is just a good team on their schedule. Thus for PTI to say that this is “THE college game of the year” is just ridiculous.
PTI however did show great footage of two jockeys in Australia smacking each other in the face with their whips after the race. If anyone knows where this footage is online, let me know.