Syracuse announces continuation of Villanova rivalry

first_img Published on May 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Related Stories Syracuse considers continuing rivalry with Villanova Syracuse will play Villanova in each of the next two seasons, SU Athletics announced in a joint release with VU on Friday.The Orange will host the Wildcats on Dec. 28 in the Carrier Dome, and visit Villanova in the Wells Fargo Center in the 2014-15 season. The meetings will continue a rivalry that was a staple of the Big East. Syracuse will officially join the Atlantic Coast Conference next season, casting doubt on many of its storied rivalries.The Orange and the Wildcats first played each other on Jan. 26, 1946. VU joined the Big East in its second season, in 1980. Syracuse holds a 38-32 record in the all-time series against its ninth-most common opponent.SU and Villanova split this year’s series, with each team winning at home on Jan. 12 and Jan. 26 respectively.“The series with Villanova has been one of our most competitive, year in and year out,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said in the release. “It really took off when Coach (Rollie) Massimino was in charge and has certainly continued with Coach (Jay) Wright at Villanova.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game will add to a nonconference schedule that already includes Indiana, St. John’s and the Maui Invitational. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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