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Who should UCONN be playing on rivalry weekend?

Who should UCONN be playing rivialry weekend?

  • Memphis

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cincinatti

    Votes: 7 17.9%
  • Temple

    Votes: 6 15.4%
  • UMASS

    Votes: 22 56.4%
  • NAVY

    Votes: 2 5.1%

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Iron Bowl, Clemson-USCeast, UofL-Kentucky, Houston-SMU, UCF-USF and many more playing this weekend. I put up schools that I thought could be reasonable options because neither BC or Cuse is lining up to play us. Some people are split on whether we should be playing UMASS but I put them in because they would probably be willing to play us every year. Thoughts?
 

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UMass is actually a feasible opponent that is regional that I wouldn't mind playing every rivalry weekend, as long as it was in Amherst when they hosted it (smaller stadium, better environment). Especially now that we play them in hockey east it would be fun to be able to play them every year in football too. Maybe a trophy of some sort can be created (would rather with UMass than UCF but love where Diaco's head is at) and we can sign a 8 year deal or so at the beginning.
 
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none of those teams mean anything to me, actually no one in the AAC does. rutgers, BC, i would even take syracuse.
 

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Rutgers makes the most sense.

I doubt BC would play us even if their football life depended on it.
 
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Maybe I should have included Rutgers, they are playing Maryland this weekend, doubt we have much of an opportunity to lock them into an annual rivalry game baring an invitation to the Big 10.
 

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Navy would move the Army game for us. (joke)
 
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A rival opponent should set one's teeth grinding. A loss would ruin an otherwise decent season. A win would crown an otherwise awful season. Their fans are all a bunch of inbred dyckheads. The date is automatically circled, then re-circled on the calendar. There should be bar fights when the fans mingle. There is no one in the AAC like this. There is only one - BC.
 
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A rival opponent should set one's teeth grinding. A loss would ruin an otherwise decent season. A win would crown an otherwise awful season. Their fans are all a bunch of inbred dyckheads. The date is automatically circled, then re-circled on the calendar. There should be bar fights when the fans mingle. There is no one in the AAC like this. There is only one - BC.

After this season, my teeth are already grinding!
 
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Depends on conf affiliation - Stony Brook isn't an option??

UMass as it stands now.

actually, beyond BC, UMass is the next realistic choice. But I think that says a lot about the state of US in a bad way.
 
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I'd rather play Yale than UMass, Harvard not withstanding!
 
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UMASS - Closest Div 1 school to Storrs, long history of playing them in multiple sports. Both football teams are relatively even as far as being in Div 1. I know UConn has a decade head start but in the grand scheme of things that doesn't mean much. An outstanding coaching & staff hire along with a handful of key player commits could propel either school.

BC - Will only agree to play UConn on a regular basis when it benefits them and right now it doesn't. They don't need to play UConn as they already have a couple regional rivals in Cuse and UMass.

SYRACUSE - Same deal as BC. They don't need to play us. They have Pitt and BC as regional rivals. If Calhoun was still coaching they might have been able to hammer out a multi-year home and home in football as long as basketball was tied with it. But Boehiem doesn't owe Ollie anything and it looks like there is almost a concerted effort by the former Big East football schools to shun the Huskies in football. If there wasn't I would have expected to see Pitt and Cuse on the schedule sooner than Mizzou.

Temple - They have the PA schools for rivals and Rutgers a few miles up the road.

I think UMass is your best bet for a rival. Makes the most sense and would most likely draw the best of any if both schools could find their niche in Div 1.
 

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If it's "in-conference", it has to be Temple.

If we are allowing it to be out-of-conference, then Rutgers and BC are the most likely. I would favor Rutgers in that one, since we have more of a football rivalry with them than we ever did with BC...
 
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False choices. BC is a rivalry. Rutgers is a rivalry. We are in a frankenleague, an unnatural assembly of throw away parts sewn together in the semblance of a league.
 

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junglehusky said:
BC or Rutgers, depending which league invites us first.

Polling is now closed.
 
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I'd rather play Yale than UMass, Harvard not withstanding!

Yeah, I'm kidding about Yale. But UMass? Ugh! How about CCSU?
Isn't this a program that aspires to B1G or AAC?
 
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Iron Bowl, Clemson-USCeast, UofL-Kentucky, Houston-SMU, UCF-USF and many more playing this weekend. I put up schools that I thought could be reasonable options because neither BC or Cuse is lining up to play us. Some people are split on whether we should be playing UMASS but I put them in because they would probably be willing to play us every year. Thoughts?
No insult meant here but I could not vote, you should have included none of the above. :)
 
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No insult meant here but I could not vote, you should have included none of the above. :)
This is true soon after I posted I realized I should have added a "no yearly game/I'm too depressed to care" option.

To others that say BC and rutgers, I had in mind who we should be playing this year and next, and we are not lining up against either school on a yearly basis without more conference realignment.
 
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