It annoys me that all these conference expansion deals are done without much regard for the fans and the rivalries. A&M-Texas, Oklahoma-Nebraska, and to a lesser extent WVU-VT were all casualties of expansion.
Now, the same people who discontinued the rivalry, now want to "renew" it...and not indefinitely, but for just one home/home (OU-Neb doing the same thing I believe). And for WVU-VT it will be almost 2 decades after expansion. It is just kinda lame in my view. If the rivalry was so great, why give it up? And for what? an additional home game with an FCS school? This issue sums up for me all that is wrong with conference expansion.
WRT WVU-VT, I say "why bother?" And I'm not even taking into account all the reasons posters here have cited concerning fan behavior, etc.
I'd rather play someone new from the BigTen or SEC (Purdue or Ole Miss or someone like that).