Calvin–Hope rivalry

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The Calvin–Hope rivalry is a college sports rivalry between the Hope College Flying Dutch of Holland, Michigan and the Calvin College Knights of Grand Rapids, Michigan which participate at the NCAA Division III level.[1][2]

History[edit]

The men's basketball teams first played each other in 1920.[3] Through March 2014, the men's basketball teams have played 187 times, with the Hope Flying Dutchmen leading with 98 wins to the Calvin Knights' 89 wins.[4]

In women's basketball, Calvin leads the 49-year-old series 66-43 as of March 2014.[5]

Significance[edit]

In 2005, ESPN polled its staff about what they thought were the nation's greatest college basketball rivalries, and the Calvin–Hope rivalry was voted fourth in all college basketball.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reynolds, Lauren (July 24, 2007). "No hate, just heat in Hope–Calvin rivalry". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  2. ^ Behm, Jon (January 22, 2010). "Rivalry 93 years in making". Chimes (Calvin College Student Newspaper). Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  3. ^ Beardsley, Howie (January 7, 2010). "Calvin men win bragging rights against Hope behind freshman Bryan Powell's 3s". The Grand Rapids Press. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  4. ^ Renner, Tom and Jeff Febus (January 31, 2011). "Men's Rivalry: The History". calvinhope.com. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  5. ^ Renner, Tom and Jeff Febus (January 28, 2011). "Women's Rivalry: The History". calvinhope.com. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  6. ^ Behm, Jon (February 26, 2010). "The Calvin–Hope Rivalry: from obscurity to national limelight". Chimes (Calvin College Student Newspaper). Retrieved 2010-03-18. 

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