I agree, they are the biggest game on the conference schedule but there is no bad blood, and frankly, they only took over because we left (stayed). Nova is great, but the nastiness of the rivalries with PC and SJU was definitely more intense.Villanova. We are both championship tier programs
Nastiness? I never for a minute even considered them a rival. GTown/Syracuse/Nova. No one else we’re good enough to be a rival.I agree, they are the biggest game on the conference schedule but there is no bad blood, and frankly, they only took over because we left (stayed). Nova is great, but the nastiness of the rivalries with PC and SJU were definitely more intense.
we do, cuz, you know, that little thing about us playing them in sports, for, idk, like 100 years.Surprised by so many people saying PC. They are close by but we're a big time national program, they aren't. It was always fun playing them but I never considered them a rival.
It was extremely nasty when SJU had Thornton, Postell, Barkley, Artest in 1998. It was so nasty that coach Uncle Phil moved the regular SJU vs UConn games from the weekend to weekdays in an attempt to gain some type of home court advantage. Weekends at MSG where we brought in fans by the busload simply overpowered their fan base, it wasn't even fair. In fact, I think those SJU teams were about as vile a big east team I can remember.
Games against Cuse in MSG are a blast. We’ve got some great history with them in the fan base is genuinely hate each other. I’m not sure that it’s a rivalry, based upon the fact that we don’t play each other consistently, but it’s probably the closest we actually have.Cuse isn’t really a good game anymore anyway. They aren’t good
They aren't on our level. The geography has always been the same and they were never our rival before and they won't be now. Soon it will be UConn and Nova fighting it out for conference bragging rights, that will be your rivalry for the foreseeable future.Providence, no doubt.