Making Sense Of The Indiana-Illinois Rivalry

Saw this little piece today about the IU-Illinois rivalry, and it got me thinking about IU's emergent rivalry with Illinois. Sure, most Hoosiers have long since given two shits about our neighbors to the west, but how exactly has this rivalry morphed into what it has become today? Let's examine just a few of the differentiating factors between IU & UI: 

IU plays in Assembly Hall, the National Basketball Cathedral.

UI plays in the State Farm Center, formerly Assembly Hall, the motherfucking spaceship.

Fail vs. Amazing

Where Amazing Happens

Where Failure Happens