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BU, Cornell - Rivalry in the making

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The BU Bearcats travel to Ithaca on Wednesday to take on the Cornell Big Red. In Tommy Dempsey's three years with the program, they two teams have played each year and just signed a deal to extend the matchup for another four years.

While this year's Big Red team is a high scoring offensive threat that will present a significant challenge, Dempsey likes the idea of having an in-state, non-league rival.

"You're looking for some non league, traditional games," Dempsey said "We're right in each other's back yard. You try to create a couple rivals in the non-league so there are games that both fan bases can look forward to every year. We've had some really good games with them in the time that I've been here. They've won twice here and we've won at their place so we're hoping to even that trend."