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Conflicted: Part One - The Creation of the Civil Conflict Rivalry

The first part in our short-form documentary series chronicles the origins of the Civil Conflict and the start of Bob Diaco’s tenure at UConn.

Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

On behalf of The UConn Blog, Mike Sivo and I are very pleased to present the first part of a three-part video series on the Civil Conflict rivalry.

At first, this project may seem like a joke to people, but it’s actually an interesting saga that warrants a more nuanced discussion. The Civil Conflict’s story isn’t as cut and dry as “silly coach had a silly idea and it failed,” which seems to be the prevailing belief.

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In Part One, we look at Bob Diaco’s arrival at UConn, the origins of the rivalry game he announced with UCF, and its initial reception.

We hope you enjoy it.