The Indiana–Purdue rivalry is a rivalry between the Indiana Hoosiers athletic teams of Indiana University and Purdue Boilermakers athletic teams of Purdue University. It is regarded as one of the most intense collegiate rivalries in the United States, and one of the strongest and most followed collegiate rivalries in the Big Ten Conference. Among all of college sports rivalries, Newsweek listed it among the top 12 and Huffington Post listed it as the fifth best rivalry overall.
The intensity of the rivalry is augmented by the deep passion within the state for basketball (see Hoosier Hysteria). The two campuses are the flagship public institutions of higher learning in the state of Indiana; Purdue is an engineering research university located in the northern portion of the state while Indiana University is a liberal arts research university located in the southern portion of the state. The academic and geographic divergence of the two institutions polarizes the state of Indiana into two large fan bases.
Both universities have been members of the Big Ten Conference for over 100 years, ensuring yearly competition across all sports and adding conference standing implications to the rivalry.
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