Wednesday, Jan. 16
Calvin 75, Hope 49
Saturday, Feb. 9
Hope 73, Calvin 70
Saturday, Feb. 23
Calvin 77, Hope 57
Saturday, Jan. 12
Calvin 64, Hope 59
Saturday, Feb. 16
Hope 65, Calvin 50
Saturday, Feb. 23
Hope 62, Calvin 59
Regular season Hope-Calvin men's games can be seen live on WGVU-TV.
to the website for the fabled DIII
basketball rivalry between
Hope and Calvin.
ESPN Ranks Hope-Calvin Rivalry the Best
ESPN has identified the nation's greatest college basketball rivalries
and to no one's surprise, the Hope-Calvin rivalry is tops in NCAA Division
III and ranked fourth in all collegiate hoops. The ranking was based on a poll of fans last
season and ESPN's "panel of experts".
#1 - Duke vs. North Carolina
#2 - Connecticut vs. Tennessee (women)
#3 - Louisville vs. Kentucky
#4 - HOPE vs. CALVIN
#5 - Xavier vs. Cincinnati
#6 - Indiana vs. Purdue
#7 - Philadelphia's "Big 5"
#8 - Illinois vs. Missouri
#9 - Penn vs. Princeton
#10 - Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State
An ESPN crew covered the Calvin at Hope game in February, 2005 and
later conducted an on-line "Fan Poll"
where the Hope-Calvin rivalry received resounding support as America's
best with more than 80% of the voters casting their ballot for the
orange & blue/maroon & gold.
In July, 2007 ESPN.com featured the series as "a great, under-the-radar
college sports rivalry." The writer, Lauren Reynolds, noted: "The rivalry
is (also) unique in the approach both fans and players take to the
game. While everyone is excited for tip-off, the rivalry doesn't
carry the animosity
that's usually found when two schools compete so closely for so
For the third time in four years, ESPN in February, 2009, highlighted the rivalry by including it with a photo from DeVos Fieldhouse in the
Rivalry Week feature in ESPN The Magazine. It was the only small college rivalry featured in the article.
series started in 1920-21 with a 31-13 Hope victory.
185 games, Hope leads the series 96-89.
185 games, just 91 points separate the two teams. Hope has
scored 12,572 while Calvin has scored 12,481.
Calvin won two of the three 2012-13 encounters.
More Men's Rivalry Facts
The Hope/Calvin women's basketball rivalry started in 1965 with a 49-35 Calvin victory.
107 games, Calvin leads the all-time series 66-41. Since
women's basketball became an official MIAA sport in 1978-79,
Calvin leads the series
45-39. Since 2000, Hope holds a 25-10 series advantage.
teams have combined to win 25 of the 35 MIAA championships
More Women's Rivalry Facts