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Username Post: 2018-2019 Schedule        (Topic#21523)
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2018-2019 Schedule
08-22-18 03:49 PM - Post#260617    
    In response to sparman

You mean Harvard and Yale have ---everyone else has had their season ending game changed. Penn played Cornell in its last game since....that game meant something in the 1940s...this year Penn and Princeton meet in the finale.

But Harvard and Yale use fiat to prevent Ivy participation in the FCS championship and to keep that game the end-all of IVy football.

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08-22-18 04:42 PM - Post#260619    
    In response to palestra38

Many things go into making rivalries and over time they may change. In thr early days of football P-Y seemed a natural as they were the dominant powers of the first half century. Harvard then attempted to strengthen its program to the level of Y-P and supplant P. Not sure how much Y cared as it had two teams viewing it as the major rival. When I was a kid in the 50s growing up in Princeton, Harvard was viewed as an appetizer to our real rival, Yale. But, Dartmouth was always strong and was our final game plus the result often determined the IL champion. More recently, Penn has risen to dominance in the IL and seems an appropriate rival to P, especially since some of its (Penn’s) fans believe that it does not receive its share of Ivy notoriety and focus that resentment on Princeton. As far as Tiger fans are concerned, Yale and whoever is the current league power share the role of principal rival. Personally, I enjoy beating Harvard as much as anyone as the IL in general closes the celebrity gap between H and the rest of the league (perhaps a mirror of the way some Penn fans view Princeton).

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