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Rivalry Week?
Week 13 is typically reserved for Rivalry Week - especially for the P5 programs.
But I have noticed UAB has rarely played a rival during this week. Yes, we have played Southern Miss a handful of times during this week, but not enough for it to be considered rivalry week.

Has C-USA (in any of its iterations) ever treated Week 13 as a Rivalry Week?
Here are some games in C-USA, Sun Belt, and American that are rivalry games. I did not list the MAC - it looks like most of their games are rivals but majority of their teams are in Michigan and Ohio and every week is an instate or cross state rival for them.

*Note these are not permanently scheduled for Wk 13 every year, these are just rivalry games that happened to be scheduled during this week.

Wk 13 C-USA:
UTSA v. UNT
WKU v. Marshall
Charlotte v. ODU? (on twitter this was listed as the 71st Oyster Brawl)

Wk 13 Sun Belt:
Georgia Southern v. App State
ULM v. Louisiana

Wk 13 AAC:
USF v. UCF


Looks like other G5 conferences don't typically follow the Rivalry Week scheduling either. I assume the Southern G5 conferences may avoid scheduling rivalry games during this week so they won't have to compete against P5 rivalry games, but I think having a full weekend of rivalry games, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, would be great TV.

Would you prefer to play Southern Miss or Memphis during Wk 13, let's say on Black Friday night, or would you rather play a rival in the middle of the schedule and have a random division opponent on the last week of the schedule like we do currently?
11-23-2021 12:12 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
This past weekend was our Rivalry Week02-13-banana
11-23-2021 12:45 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
The only rivalry UAB has is Fans doing damage control vs fans giving constructive criticism. USM should have remained in week 13 for us, but they probably would’ve wanted someone else that they considered a rival. They don’t think of us that way.
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11-23-2021 12:56 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
(11-23-2021 12:56 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  The only rivalry UAB has is Fans doing damage control vs fans giving constructive criticism. USM should have remained in week 13 for us, but they probably would’ve wanted someone else that they considered a rival. They don’t think of us that way.

To Southern Miss:


11-23-2021 01:02 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
When you lose 8 out of the last 10, I imagine you begin to not want to see the opponent ever again.
11-23-2021 01:06 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
(11-23-2021 12:56 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  The only rivalry UAB has is Fans doing damage control vs fans giving constructive criticism. USM should have remained in week 13 for us, but they probably would’ve wanted someone else that they considered a rival. They don’t think of us that way.

The damage was done when they punted the CUSA Title to UTSA. No way to spin that.
11-23-2021 01:21 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
UAB should never play its big rival in Week 13.
11-23-2021 02:27 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
(11-23-2021 01:06 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  When you lose 8 out of the last 10, I imagine you begin to not want to see the opponent ever again.

Well, So Miss did that to us for a bunch of years. I still have some hate in my heart for them, but it isn't as intense as it used to be. I feel like we've paid back the misery they gave us, and I'm now content to leave them be and wish them well. I really do hope they are successful over in the Belt.
11-23-2021 02:43 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
Figure UAB and UTSA will make good rivals going into the AAC. We knocked them out of contention last year and broken the tuba. This year...THEY beat us.
Be cool to create a rivalry trophy with the broken trombone.
11-23-2021 10:45 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week?
(11-23-2021 10:45 PM)rook360 Wrote:  Figure UAB and UTSA will make good rivals going into the AAC. We knocked them out of contention last year and broken the tuba. This year...THEY beat us.
Be cool to create a rivalry trophy with the broken trombone.

Probably won't play them often unless its in the championship game. They'll be in the other division.
11-23-2021 10:49 PM
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