MU will continue to be Illinois rival in basketball.
Posted on: April 4, 2012 at 18:03:04 CT
will also be rivals with Arkansas...it just seems to fit.
I agree with what you posted on what constitutes a rivalry.
I'd add that the each school's fan base should live next to each other (neighboring states or shared city).
As far as ku goes, there's ksu, isu, ou and osu. I guess you could try to start something with nu or cu. Not much there to get excited about because none of those schools will meet your #3...but that's not my problem. ku can try to make a rivalry with a big time program like kentucky...but it won't mean anything to kentucky fans (won't meet your #1). Honestly I think ku is just out of luck with regards to having a rival. I hope it stays that way. MU already has enough rivals.