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UCF's Rival Is USF, But O'Leary Respects Diaco's 'Civil Conflict' Idea

UCF's Rival Is USF, But O'Leary Respects Diaco's 'Civil Conflict' Idea

NEWPORT, R.I. — His team has established itself as the American Athletic Conference's elite program, winning consecutive league titles while winning 15 of 16 conference games over the past two years. George O'Leary's UCF Knights were picked to finish second in the conference's East Division in the preseason media poll. The Knights received one first-place vote, despite losing 14 starters from last season. So what was O'Leary asked most about during the American's football media day Tuesday? The "rivalry" game with UConn, of course. UConn coach Bob Diaco created a trophy and has named the rivalry — "The Civil Conflict." The...

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