"I don't want to forget our local rivalries," he said. "There's a lot to consider here. Where some teams have one or two rivals, when you look at Johns Hopkins, one of the unique things about us is, we have several. And if you go through the different eras, you might get a different answer from the guys in the 70s and 80s as to who their rivals was and then the late 80s and 90s and then the 90s and 2000s. All of that is an important consideration, and I think there is a group of schools that we feel like it's important that we do all we can to maintain those rivalries."