Their win over the Hogs this year in football Saturday at the basketball game. Apparently the Battle Line Trophy will be a part of the celebration at halftime. And Misery fans will wear “beat arKANSAS” shirts at the game.
This is the crucial element. You can’t have a real rivalry until there is something important to play for and one or both teams feel so wronged or humiliated at some point as to engender lasting malevolence. Ark-Ole Miss became such a bitter rivalry decades ago that they had to stop playing each other. Now when we play them they’re just another SEC West opponent, with maybe a little border bragging rights at stake, but nothing more it seems.