With Rivalries Disappearing, Cherish The Crosstown Shootout

From UC’s Play-by-Play man Dan Hoard.

Heard It From Hoard

There has been a lot of realignment in college sports in recent years and it hasn’t been good for traditional rivalries.

My Alma mater – Syracuse – no longer plays Georgetown every year in basketball.

The Backyard Brawl between Pitt and West Virginia is no more.

The so-called Border War between Kansas and Missouri is history.

Closer to home, after 99 meetings in basketball, Cincinnati and Louisville don’t currently play each other.

After 160 meetings, Xavier and Dayton don’t square off.

The bottom line is, if your school still has a great rivalry – cherish it – and there is no rivalry quite like the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout.

Crosstown Shootout logo

It is the best intra-city rivalry in college basketball.  Two outstanding schools – just 3 miles apart – that happen to have two of the best programs in the country.

Cincinnati is one of only 16 schools that have been to…

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