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Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange speaks to head coach Jim Boeheim in the second half against the Seton Hall Pirates during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Syracuse Among New Teams Welcomed To Expanding ACC

July 1 is moving day for schools switching conferences all over the country, including Syracuse who switched to the ACC.


Rutgers president Robert Barchi (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Rutgers Suspends Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Amid Allegations Of Verbal Abuse

Rutgers has suspended its head men’s lacrosse coach as it investigates allegations of verbal abuse. The university announced the suspension on Friday, saying that Brian Brecht will continue to be paid.


Brad Stevens (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Is This Year’s NCAA Tournament Really Up For Grabs? It’s Time To Find Out

64 teams. 32 contests. All going down in an exhilarating — and, yes, exhausting — two-day mosh pit of hoops.


D'Angelo Harrison #11 of the St. John's Red Storm drives the ball down the court against Trevor Cooney #10 of the Syracuse Orange. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

D’Angelo Harrison Suspended By St. John’s For Remainder Of Season

D’Angelo Harrison, the third-leading scorer in the Big East Conference, was suspended Friday by St. John’s for the rest of the season.


Geno Auriemma (Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

Legendary Coach Geno Auriemma Proposes That The Rim Be Lowered In Women’s Basketball

“What makes fans not want to watch women’s basketball is that some of the players can’t shoot and they miss layups, and that forces the game to slow down,” Auriemma said. “How do (we) help improve that? Lower the rim [from 10 feet].”


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Big East Picks CBS VP Mike Aresco As Commissioner

The Big East has found its man. The conference, now in rebuilding mode, has hired CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco to be its commissioner.


Jim Boeheim (credit: Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Syracuse University To Depart From Big East In July 2013

Syracuse University will officially join the Atlantic Coast Conference next July, the Big East and SU announced in a statement Monday.


Big East commissioner John Marinatto (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Source: Big East To Invite Boise State, Navy, Air Force & UCF

Big East conference will double its exit fee to $10 million dollars, then invite Boise State, Navy and Air Force as football-only members


Greg Schiano Head Coach of Rutgers Scarlet Knights leads his team into the field before their college football game against North Carolina Central Eagles on September 1, 2011. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Rutgers Faces Ohio In Realignment Week Game

Facing undefeated Ohio, the last thing that Rutgers needed this week was a little distraction. Unfortunately, that’s what the Scarlet Knights got with the news that the university was looking into the possibility of leaving the Big East.


D.J. Kennedy's injury could spell doom for the Johnnies (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images), while UConn's Kemba Walker is ready to light up the March stage. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament: Matchups, Upsets And Players To Watch

The NCAA tournament has a new look this year, with a 68-team bracket and a matchup of First Four teams vying for spots in the main draw. To get you ready for the main event, here’s a rundown of what to look for from the Tri-State locals and the national powerhouses.


Justin Brownlee #32 of the St. John's Red Storm (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images), Kemba Walker #15 of the UConn Huskies. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Parise: 10 Thoughts Before NCAA Tourney Time

This is definitely the weakest tournament we’ve seen in recent history. 7 teams have at least 13 losses. We’ve never before had more than 3 teams with 13 losses in the dance.


Your NCAA bracket, a sure source of madness. (WFAN)

Keefe To The City: My Dirty Dozen NCAA Bracket Rules

I’m having a hard time filling out my bracket. A really hard time. I’ve been obsessed with it since Sunday, and I’m still making changes, which completely goes against the rule about sticking with your first instinct.


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Big East Lands A Lucky 11 In March Madness

The unveiling of the NCAA tournament bracket on Sunday included an unprecedented 11 teams from a single conference — the Big East — and the usual number of snubs and disappointments.


Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates with teammates after defeating the Louisville Cardinals during the championship of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

After Grueling Big East Run, UConn Gets No. 3 Seed

Kemba Walker and his Connecticut teammates won’t get much time to catch their breath before traveling to Washington, D.C., for their first NCAA tournament game against Bucknell.


The Wofford College basketball team watches the NCAA bracket pairings for the upcoming tournament at Leonard Auditorium in Spartanburg, S.C., Sunday, March 13, 2011. Tim Johnson, center, and his teammates react to seeing they will travel to Denver to play against BYU on Thursday in the first round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Spartanburg Herald-Journal, John Byrum)

NCAA Tournament Brackets Announced

Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and defending champion Duke have been awarded the top seeds in this year’s NCAA tournament, an expanded version of March Madness that will include 68 teams.