NPR.org, November 20, 2007 · It’s the 75th anniversary of the Southeastern Conference, where college football is a way of life.
NPR Sports Editor Uri Berliner joined Sports Correspondent Tom Goldman on a road trip to explore the devotion, excess and football excellence on display in the days leading up to the big game between traditional rivals LSU and Ole Miss.
It was a game of national significance, with LSU No. 1 in the rankings, and the struggling Ole Miss team eager to pull off one of those big upsets that have characterized this college football season. But as Berliner and Goldman learned, there’s a lot more to an SEC rivalry than just football.