Published May 14, 2012 - 9:40am
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Rivalries in the SEC are heated; they are traditional; they are what make SEC football the best conference in the country. And we just might have another rivalry being born, according to Steve Spurrier.
Missouri might not have any tradition in the SEC, but they could have rival already. Steve Spurrier said last week on Gamecock Central that Missouri and South Carolina will wage in a battle of the Columbias – Columbia, Missouri, and Columbia, South Carolina, of course.
Spurrier also eluded on CBS Sports that the annual game will have a trophy.
“We’re going to have a trophy for that game like we do for the Clemson game,” Spurrier said. “We already have the state championship trophy. Since Missouri is also in Columbia, we’re going to have ‘The Battle of the Columbias’ with a big trophy. It should be fun.”
These teams have no history between the two, but they could create something memorable and moving forward. This could be both fun and the beginning of something new in the SEC, a somewhat fresh reminder that it’s not all about tradition…or is it?
This annual game will begin on September 22nd in Columbia, South Carolina, this season.