The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers
First Meeting and result
11-12-1896 in Columbia, South Carolina
12-6 South Carolina Win
All Time Series Record
65-37-4 in favor of Clemson
The Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is one of the most heated in all of college sports; one that provoked an all out state fight for political power, one that shaped how reconstruction was done, and all of this before these two had athletic departments.
Make no mistake about it, this is THE RIVALRY on the east coast, so why isn't it looked at as that?
The image above is really a manifestation of how the school boards, the students, the fans, and the players all feel about each other. It is, in my opinion, the most genuine hate-filled rivalry in College football.
Now why doesn't this get the exposure or of a Michigan-Ohio State rivalry?
One quick example of the hate
In 1902 South Carolina students made a poster defaming the Clemson Tiger, and in response an all out brawl took place that left many people needing medical assistance.
If this isn't hate, I don't know what is.