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    WVU-new potential rival?

    I was taking a gander at the Mountaineer message boards here recently, sounds like they believe we will end up being their biggest rival. It starts off this year when we get them on Senior Night at home.

    Right now, K-State seems to be our biggest rival in conference with Nebraska and Mizzou gone.

    One of the posters on the WVU site said that it almost "seems the Big 12 is trying to set up our new rivalry with (Coach) Rhoads, who dealt with us while at Pitt".

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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    I think if we WVU is doing well in the Big 12 and we knock them off at home a la Okie State last year we could get something started for sure.


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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    I hope so. I don't want it to be KU...


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    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    Only time will tell if a rivalry develops. However, one aspect that could add something to the kettle is that WVU's coach, Dana Holgerson, is an Iowa native. I'm not sure why the Rag has never followed him all that much, considering how much they seem to stretch every other conceivable Iowa connection.



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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    West Virginia will most likely get Pitt back on its schedule in the future. That is its true rival. They played each other long before they were both in the Big East and they will again.



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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    Only time will tell if a rivalry develops. However, one aspect that could add something to the kettle is that WVU's coach, Dana Holgerson, is an Iowa native. I'm not sure why the Rag has never followed him all that much, considering how much they seem to stretch every other conceivable Iowa connection.

    He must not have any ties to the uofi. Nope, he went to Iowa Wesleyan. Where Mike Leach was a coach?? Wowsers. He's got several years coaching in the Big XII, with TTU and OSU.
    On another note, I think Senolyc is right on about the old rivalry with Pitt being renewed. When all the ruffled feathers and hurt egos have eased with the passage of time, UT will again play aTm in football, KU will play Mizzou in BB. In or out of conferences, those are natural long term rivalries.


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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    I'd love to have WVU as a rival


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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    I'd love to have WVU as a rival


    The two northernmost schools should be rivals. Does it snow a lot in WV in late November? No wonder they burn couches.


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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    IMHO - you don't "pick" a rivalry. It just happens. I laugh when I hear Iowa fans discuss their "great rivalry" with Nebraska. They hardly know each other and have only played 6 or so times in the past 50 years.

    WVA may develop into a rivalry for ISU, but for me it will take a few years to cultivate the true hatred and loathing I feel for Iowa or KSU.



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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    I'd like them to be our rival for sure. KSU just doesn't seem to have fanned the passion that a rivalry should have (though I enjoyed the hell out of sweeping them in basketball).



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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    West Virginia will most likely get Pitt back on its schedule in the future. That is its true rival. They played each other long before they were both in the Big East and they will again.
    Perhaps you're right about sPitt. However this article WVU, Iowa State Game Moved To Friday - Mountaineer Sports: WVU Basketball, WVU Football, News says you all have taken over the traditional game day we had with sPitt. Moving this to Friday always meant it was a nationally televised game. Bring it on!



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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    I dont know, WVU seems like decent people so far, and they do have a a similar stadium, i dont know if i want to start hating them and wanting them to die by fire yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    IMHO - you don't "pick" a rivalry. It just happens. I laugh when I hear Iowa fans discuss their "great rivalry" with Nebraska. They hardly know each other and have only played 6 or so times in the past 50 years.

    WVA may develop into a rivalry for ISU, but for me it will take a few years to cultivate the true hatred and loathing I feel for Iowa or KSU.
    But the game has a name - surely it must be a rivalry.


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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    I dont know, WVU seems like decent people so far, and they do have a a similar stadium, i dont know if i want to start hating them and wanting them to die by fire yet.
    I'm disappointed that you didn't say weiner in your post. It will be hard to be rivals with WVU as both ISU and WVU agree upon 1 major thing...Louisville fans have small weiners. Thus, our friendly rivalry of dumpster/couch burning will be more of a celebration full of awesome!


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    Re: WVU-new potential rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by optimuslott View Post
    I'm disappointed that you didn't say weiner in your post. It will be hard to be rivals with WVU as both ISU and WVU agree upon 1 major thing...Louisville fans have small weiners. Thus, our friendly rivalry of dumpster/couch burning will be more of a celebration full of awesome!
    I am sorry. I am tired today. I could see us calling them Weiner Virginia U.

    "Damn couch burning, mountain imbred, poor people, cousin ******* WEINERS"- I guess I could see that working.

    However, They seem pretty cool so far, but their is always a chance. I guess i would be fine with a friendly rivalry like you talked about. "Good game chaps. Let us drink and make fun of those weiner squaks and louvisille."


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