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USF football to re-open rivalry at UCF in 2013



The Big East unveiled its conference football opponents for 2013 on Tuesday, and there's good and bad news for USF, which doesn't have to play West division powers Boise State or San Diego State, but will re-open its rivalry with Central Florida in Orlando next fall.


USF could have anticipated four of its eight conference games from existing rivalries -- home against Cincinnati and Louisville, at Rutgers and Connecticut, since the opposite was played this season. The other four game have USF playing host to new arrivals Memphis and SMU, while traveling to face UCF and Houston.

The last game in the USF-UCF rivalry was in Orlando, but that was way back in 2008, and the league can't recognize the alternating sites in every existing rivalry in the league. It's probably not coincidence that outgoing members Louisville and Rutgers are playing at Boise State.

So we'll turn it back to you -- what do you like/dislike about USF's Big East schedule? Is the toughest game Louisville or Cincinnati at home, or at Rutgers or UCF? And how many wins -- overall and in Big East play -- would you need to consider Willie Taggart's first USF season a success?

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:37pm]


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