Talk:UAB–Memphis rivalry

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Old discussion[edit]

This is not patent nonsense, see here. This page was deleted previously via an AFD discussion nearly two years ago. Admin, please compare this version to the deleted one to see if this version is changed enough from the last one to determine if this deserves a new AFD discussion. KJS77 18:45, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

The article seems to reference enough sources that establish its notability, which invalidates the reason for its initial deletion. Still might be worth a look by an admin. Wronkiew (talk) 19:08, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Either way, it still needs a lot of work. I could help out once it's determined that it's notable. KJS77 19:12, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
There's some information on the football rivalry, for which the "Battle for the Bones" name and trophy were created, at Bhamwiki. (link). --Dystopos (talk) 04:57, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Name[edit]

I'm planning to do a bit of work here, and the name appears not to be appropriate. As the article itself says, only the football game is called the "Battle for the Bones" - and only since the trophy was introduced in 2006 - though the article discusses other sports as well. I plan on moving the article to UAB–Memphis rivalry to be inclusive.--Cúchullain t/c 15:14, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Not really a "rivalry"[edit]

The Memphis/UAB series is not really a rivalry. The history of the two schools is tied to the fact that former men's head basketball coach Gene Bartow coached for both schools. Memphis has completely dominated the series in basketball so there's not much of a rivalry there. The one in football was manufactured to generate interest in the game but neither school's fans particularly got fired up about it since neither team was particularly good in football most of those years. There is really no reason to have an article about the series since it has no more significance than any other conference game. Plus, Memphis will be joining the Big East so the series will likely be ended. Gregchilders 14:52, 17 February 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gregchilders (talkcontribs)

All that really matters is that there are reliable sources for the subject - and these do describe this as a rivalry. Deleting it would require it going through the [[WP:AFD|deletion process], though it's very unlikely to be deleted as it passes the threshold of notability right now. It will be interesting to see what happens in the future when the teams aren't playing consistently anymore; we may need to review the article again in the future.--Cúchullain t/c 20:24, 17 February 2013 (UTC)