“Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships. In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more Backyard Brawl. No more Border War. Rivalry week isn’t what it used to be, and, frankly, we wish everyone would just get along.
Here’s a look at eight rivalries rich in history and tradition that have suffered due to conference realignment.”
One of the best parts of college football are the classic rivalries that run so deep they divide states, coworkers, friends and families. College Vault embraces these rivalry legacies and pays honor to the heritage of collegiate rivalries, including those no longer played. Which rivalries do you wish would make a come back? Check out this list compiled by Fox Sports of classic rivalries that are no more.