Big East Conference

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Parise: Big East Buzz

The city just has a different buzz when the Big East Tournament is tipping off. With St. John’s becoming a national story and Seton Hall and Rutgers laying a new foundation, expect local fans to come out of the woodwork this March like never before.


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St. John’s Fever Hits Big East Tournament, MSG

The Big East could have as many as 11 teams tourney-bound come Selection Sunday. Couple that with St. John’s resurgence, and no wonder there’s an extra buzz for this year’s Big East Tournament.


St. John's-UConn

Connecticut Stumbles Into Big East Tournament

UConn will stumble into the Big East tournament fresh from NCAA sanctions and losses in four of its last five games.


Dwight Hardy

St. John’s Justin Burrell, Dwight Hardy Win Big East Honors

St. John’s guard Dwight Hardy is the conference’s most improved player and senior Justin Burrell was chosen as the top sixth man Monday in a vote of the league’s coaches.


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B&C Show Blog & Audio: Rangers, Giants Abhorrently Offensive

Boomer was so angry with the Rangers last night that he left the game early, an act that did not go unnoticed by Craigie. Carton was alerted by the masses and promptly called his radio partner out.


St. John's forward Sean Evans (5) is fouled by Villanova forward Isaiah Armwood, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Philadelphia. St. John's won 81-68. (AP Photo/Barbara Johnston)

St. John’s Catapults To No. 15 In Coaches Poll

St. John’s took a huge step toward NCAA respectability after yet another win over a ranked opponent this weekend. The Coaches Poll released on Monday rewarded Steve Lavin’s bunch with a huge rise — from No. 25 all the way to No. 15.


St. John's coach Steve Lavin hangs out with Boomer & Carton. (WFAN/Al Dukes)

Red Storm’s Lavin: ‘At Least’ 9 Big East Teams Tourney-Bound

What a rush it’s been for Steve Lavin’s Red Storm, who won their sixth straight game and beat their first Top 25 team away from the Garden on Saturday. Lavin joined Boomer & Carton Monday morning to break down St. John’s resurgence in the mighty Big East.


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Yankee Stadium Game Tops Rutgers 2011 Schedule

A matchup with Army in Yankee Stadium and a trip to North Carolina highlight the 2011 Rutgers football schedule.


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UConn’s Calhoun To Miss Marquette Matchup

UConn coach Jim Calhoun will miss the No. 14 Huskies’ game vs. Marquette on Thursday night in Hartford. Calhoun will attend a memorial service for his sister-in-law who passed away on Monday.


Rutgers' Gilvydas Biruta, of Lithuania (55) is trapped by Louisville's Terrence Jennings, left, and Preston Knowles, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Piscataway, N.J. No. 16 Louisville won 55-37. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

No. 16 Louisville Holds Rutgers To 37 Points

Preston Knowles hit three 3-pointers in a game-opening 17-2 run and Louisville held Rutgers to its lowest point total in four years in a 55-37 victory Tuesday night.


St. John's Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Parise: Red Storm Rolling

In honor of all the Top 10 wins that #25 ranked St. John’s has won this season, here is a Top 10 ‘quick thoughts list’ on metropolitan basketball.


Dwight Hardy

Poll Fever: St. John’s Finally Cracks AP Top 25

It’s poll fever at MSG. St. John’s is back in the Top 25 of The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for the first time in over a decade.


Jim Calhoun, Kemba Walker (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Walker, No. 13 UConn Run Over No. 9 Georgetown

Kemba Walker rattled off some insane highlight-reel plays in No. 13 Connecticut’s 78-70 victory over No. 9 Georgetown on Wednesday night.


Gene Keady and his trademark scowl now grace the sidelines for St. John's. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Gene Keady Fitting Right In With Lavin’s Red Storm

Gene Keady looks the same as he did when he stood in front of Purdue’s bench for a quarter-century. The difference is Keady is now sitting on the bench at St. John’s.


Rutgers' Jonathan Mitchell, center, celebrates with fans on the court after Rutgers defeated No. 9 Villanova in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Piscataway, N.J. Mitchell sank a foul shot to put Rutgers up for good, 77-76, with less than a second remaining in the game. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers Stuns Villanova On Late 4-Point Play

Jonathan Mitchell has a national championship ring from his freshman year at Florida. Now he has a game-winning shot in his senior season at Rutgers.