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Hot Spots explore Great Getaways Top College Football Rivalries harvarD/yale ★ GeorGia/FloriDa ★ For Traditionalists For the Fair-Minded oklahoma/texas For Dawgs & Gators photos (CloCkwise From top leFt) by kevin brown/state Fair oF texas, Courtesy oF seC and xos digital, by gil talbot, Courtesy oF ohio state athletiCs, ua athletiCs/Crimson tide photos, and golden bear sports.Com Why: ■ the red river rivalry is one of the most heated and longestrunning in college sports. ■ because football rules in the south! and no conference does it quite like the southeastern. ■ because there really is more to the ivy league experience than books, papers, and exams. Don’t miss: ■ the state Fair of texas, which always coincides with the game at the Cotton bowl. both are located in the Fair park area of downtown dallas. ■ the prime people-watching before and after the game at what’s long been known as the world’s largest outdoor Cocktail party. ■ a guided tour (not offered on game day) of yale’s new haven, Connecticut, campus. the architecture — much of it gothic and georgian — is spectacular. Factoid: ■ the river forms part of the states’ border that has in the past caused conflict, including 1931’s red river bridge war. ■ the game is played in Florida, but not gainesville, so technically it’s one of the few remaining “neutral-site” rivalries. ■ the annual grudge match between these two icons of higher education is known simply as the game. the first was in 1875. October 12, Dallas November 2, Jacksonville November 23, at Yale st./michigan ★ alabama/auburn ★ ohioBig Ten Pride For State Pride For Bay Area Pride For Cal/stanForD Why: ■ geography (less than 50 miles apart) and history (since 1892) make this one fierce rivalry. ■ See the above entry for the Georgia/Florida game. That about sums it up. ■ another annual clash that has come to be called the game — in two states in particular. Don’t miss: ■ during the week leading up to the game: stanford’s laser-light show and the Gaieties, a theatrical production that celebrates and pokes fun at the rivalry. ■ toomer’s Corner in auburn, where two iconic oak trees had to be cut down this year after being poisoned by a Crimson tide fan after the 2010 game. ■ the blood battle: student-led blood drives at each school in the weeks leading up to the game to see which campus can generate the most donations. Factoid: ■ in 1982, some stanford band members ran onto the field to celebrate — during a kickoff return. Cal won the disputed game. November 23, at Stanford ■ the matchup is called the iron bowl. For many years it took place in birmingham, which has historic ties to the steel industry. November 30, at Auburn ■ however things turn out, michigan fans can always point to the 1902 (no-)contest: an 86-0 dismantling of the buckeyes. November 30, at Michigan september 2013 15 http://www.SPORTS.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - September 2013

Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Top College Football Rivalries
Hub Crawl: Montreal-Trudeau International Airport
Adventure: Falconry
Wine & Dine: Las Vegas Dining
Golf: Pacific Links International
University Spotlight: Salisbury University
Style Spotlight: Yacht Club
Gear Up: Cookout Tools
Travel Feature: Jamaica
US Airways: Countdown to Departure
Great Tastes: Fearrington Village, NC
Professional MBA: Wake Forest University
Travel: Apps for Business and Leisure
High Style: Fashion by Peter Millar
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
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US Airways - September 2013