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RE: Rivalries
Unexpected, but I'll take a rivalry with Houston. Of the schools in this conference, Houston is arguably the most similar.

Looking forward to the start of football.
07-16-2017 09:23 PM
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RE: Rivalries
The conference teams on our schedule that I take a special interest for football include Memphis and Houston. I am not sure that we can consider our teams rivals though. In basketball, Memphis and UConn are rivals and SMU and Houston are special interest games. If the conference stays together and they continue to develop their programs, they will become rivals.
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RE: Rivalries
You take a special interest into watching Cincinnati basketball repeatedly pound Houston into the ground?

That'll change one day but I find it improbable that you care a lick when UC has to play Houston.
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(07-16-2017 10:28 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  You take a special interest into watching Cincinnati basketball repeatedly pound Houston into the ground?

That'll change one day but I find it improbable that you care a lick when UC has to play Houston.

Guilty as charged! I am amazed at the record in consideration that Houston has had at least two very strong eras in basketball(late sixties and mid eighties). The Houston game is generally competitive and one of the victories has come in our latest conference. Houston gets my attention.
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RE: Rivalries
I consider TCU our only true rival - similar student bodies, 30 miles apart, played each other in football and hoops for over 100 years. They have the edge in football all-time 48-40-8. We lead in basketball all-time 106-85.

During our SWC days we had rivalries with UT, Texas A&M, Rice, Baylor and Texas Tech but those faded after the conference​ broke up in the mid 90s.

I'd say Houston is the only other school that is close to a rivalry. In hoops we are starting to developing a rivalry with UConn and Cincy. I doubt either consider us a rival but a few more years competing at our current level and we might get there.
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RE: Rivalries
(07-16-2017 06:33 AM)fishpro1098 Wrote:  When the SWC ended Houston's rivalries went out the window... If I had to select one, two or even three from the AAC...

FOOTBALL

Temple
Navy
UCF



BASKETBALL
UConn
Wichita State (They're in the AAC now so might as well)
Temple

I like Houston as a rival. Similar schools in big cities with big markets.

I like Houston as well but would rank as follows:

Football

USF
Navy
UConn

Basketball

Uconn
Cinci
Smu

The reason for UConn in football, is the history of close games and the ones "stolen" from the Owls after the Owls were booted out of the conference.
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(07-16-2017 08:22 PM)ECBrad Wrote:  That page is actually pretty accurate for us.

I feel like the info is pretty stale. Seems like 2012 data.

I feel like Southern Miss is falling off, since we don't ever play them anymore. Same with Marshall.

Also consider VT a bigger rival than Chapel Hill or NC State just because of frequency. Although don't really have any of that necessary hate for VT.

Also, we're ODU's biggest rival? Have we played them more than once?




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RE: Rivalries
basketball

temple
memphis
uconn


footballl

temple
memphis
usf
07-17-2017 09:16 AM
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RE: Rivalries
Laugh all you want about Tulsa, but it's a rival and not just in football. Tulsa is a thorn in our side in basketball, softball, track and field (their distance program is a threat to our sprint team in racking up points), and tennis. We are often recruiting the same kids as well.

As for football, we've played Tulsa more than anyone. That matters. We've played Temple about 4 or 5 times and we don't even play them regularly in conference because we're in different divisions.

Someone choosing Temple as a rival and mocking the idea that Tulsa could be has clearly been a UH fan for two seasons.
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(07-17-2017 02:49 PM)CornellCoog Wrote:  Laugh all you want about Tulsa, but it's a rival and not just in football. Tulsa is a thorn in our side in basketball, softball, track and field (their distance program is a threat to our sprint team in racking up points), and tennis. We are often recruiting the same kids as well.

As for football, we've played Tulsa more than anyone. That matters. We've played Temple about 4 or 5 times and we don't even play them regularly in conference because we're in different divisions.

Someone choosing Temple as a rival and mocking the idea that Tulsa could be has clearly been a UH fan for two seasons.

We essentially don't have any rivals other than maybe Rice. Look at attendance figures. If Tulsa was some big rivalry there would be an attendance bump (like you see for the Rice game). The well attended games are key games for the conference race and games against ranked teams. It is what it is. There is no reason to try to puff a bunch of hot air into something trying to make it something it isn't. Coog fans don't see anything special in the Tulsa game. I don't care if we have played them 1000 times prior to today---Coog fans don't get all revved up for that game over all others. That's what rivalry games bring to the table and this one doesn't do it. Maybe one day in the future---but I kinda feel like if it was going to be a thing it would be by now.

Temple's not really a rival. Temple has been a key game in the conference race of late and that game has taken on a higher profile due to that. If either of us were to drop off in importance--the game would likely lose a lot of its attractiveness. The Tulsa game will be important for the same reason this year.
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