Best All Time College Baseball Rivalry
What makes a game exciting is not only the game itself or who wins, but the rivalries between the teams. Nothing gets fans more pumped up than a game between two rival teams. The bigger the rivalry; the louder the crowd with energy that reaches the players. It’s electric and everyone can feel, even those watching through their television sets. Rivalries give a whole new twist in sports especially in baseball. In Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees rivalry stands out and is considered as one of the best rivalries in professional baseball. The rivalry between the Clemson Tigers and North Carolina Tarheels is the greatest in college baseball.
Both UNC and Clemson are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the two met in the finals of the 2009 ACC Baseball Tournament Championship. The game was said to have drawn the largest crowd ever to watch a baseball game. Both North Carolina and Clemson fans hate each other and that makes the rivalry more intense than ever.
Clemson University is located in South Carolina; the Tigers baseball team began play in 1896. Of course, it's an NCAA Division I program. The Clemson baseball program has been praised as the most consistent program because of their winning records and performance of its team. The best known players that came from the Clemson Tigers are Jeff Baker, Brian Barnes, Kris Benson, Jerry Brooks, Mike Brown, Ty Cline, and John Curtis. The team already has 11 College World Series (CWS) appearances, and 35 NCAA Tournament appearances. In addition, they have 9 ACC Tournament titles and 23 Conference Champion titles.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are hail from UNC at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They too, are a Div. I college baseball team in the ACC. For the record, they appeared in CWS 7 times and NCAA Tournament 24 times. They have 5 ACC Baseball Tournament titles and 9 Conference Champion titles.
All in all, we pick UNC vs Clemson as the top college baseball rivalry. Another great rivalry is Ole Miss vs Miss. State.
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