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Traditional Rivals



In Sean's post on quotes from SU coaches, he comments that despite HCDM's positive quote about joining the ACC, Sean belives HCDM is a traditionalist and that he would be sad to see the end of the big east.

Now, in basketball it is clear we have many intense and great rivalries: G-town, Uconn, Nova, St. John's. From my POV, Uconn is the biggest rival with recently many challenges in the BE tournament in the final rounds, great games year in and year out, the only other school recently winning the national championship, 6 overtimes. Others love the sell outs of NOVA, and the, traditionalist brings the classic Boeheim- John Thompson rivalry up.

My question is where do we stand with football rivalry? I think that West Virginia would come to mind as the biggest rival, but WVU and PITT would claim each other on the grid-iron, over SU. Going back to the 80's and prior many would claim Penn State as an intense rival, but that has long been a one sided battle and when PSU moved to the big ten they have become more interested in michigan and ohio state.

So who is our biggest rival and worth getting excited about over football. Pasqualoni reports that UConn is a great rival (though perhaps just trying to get more support into the ACC). I actually see this as having potential, should uconn continue to be a decent football team and SU continue to get back to where it needs to be. If both are yearly fringe top 25 teams, this has potential. Boston College is great, but they seem more like a conference opponent instead of a heated rival. Pitt, like I said, claims WVU, but maybe with us partnering up and WVU going elsewhere theres a chance. I would argue that Miami and V-tech fall into these "traditional" teams that SU has played many great games with in the 80's and 90's. Again, I'm not even going to acknowledge America's Dump team, they are far below us.

Heck, if you put BC, SU, PITT, VTECH, and MIAMI in the same division in the ACC, that sounds pretty traditional to me. You add in Uconn and WVU, well that's the Big East in football to me. You add Nova and Gtown as non-football schools. I think the Orangmen win and the conference should be the OSC (Orange Sports Conference) and everyone else is just living in our world.

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