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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.

03/18/2013

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Syracuse Earns Number 4 Seed, Faces Big Sky Champions Montana

The number four seed Orange will fac Montana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

03/17/2013

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Syracuse, Georgetown Set For Heavyweight Clash In Big East Tournament Semifinal

Syracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden. Two original Big East titans toe-to-toe on the New York stage. Jim Boeheim. John Thompson III. One … last … time.

03/15/2013

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Riding The Storm: Lavin High On St. John’s After Personal Struggles, Hoops Upheaval

Steve Lavin has only been at the helm of St. John’s basketball for three seasons, but each year of his New York tenure has been marked by dramatic highs and lows that don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.

03/15/2013

Trevor Cooney #10 and assistant coach Gerry McNamara of the Syracuse Orange react after C.J. Fair #5 makes a 3-point basket at the buzzer of the end of the first half. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Syracuse Edges Pitt, Sets Up Epic Big East Tournament Semifinal Against Hoyas

James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams kept Syracuse’s run at one more title going, as the 19th-ranked Orange beat No. 17 Pittsburgh, 62-59, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

03/14/2013

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Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

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Notre Dame To Join ACC Next Season

Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.

03/13/2013

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Seton Hall Defeats South Florida In OT In Opening Round Of Big East Tournament

The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).

03/13/2013

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Syracuse Orange Rocked By Georgetown 61-39

The Hoyas’ stifling defense held the Orange to 39 points in Syracuse’s Saturday defeat.

03/09/2013

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Big East Announces Agreement In Football-Basketball Split

In a statement, Big East commissioner Mike Aresco said the sides “worked through a number of complex issues in an orderly, comprehensive and amicable manner marked by mutual respect.”

03/08/2013

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AP: Catholic 7 Get ‘Big East’ Name, Football Schools Keep $100M In Split

The basketball schools will receive $10 million, the Big East name and the right to play their conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.

03/05/2013

Peyton Siva #3, Wayne Blackshear #25 and Chane Behanan #24 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats during the finals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Breakup Of Big East’s Football, Basketball Schools Appears To Be On Fast Track

The major college football members will meet in Atlanta on Friday to discuss the departure of the seven basketball schools that are planning to leave the conference and create a new league.

03/01/2013

A general view as the St. John's Red Storm play against the Pittsburgh Panthers during their first-round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Not So Big East — Once-Great Conference Will Soon Be A Carcass

Soon the Big East will be a carcass, an empty vessel inside which will grow the weeds of recollections, snapshots and video tape. Some things evolve, other devolve.

02/28/2013

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Rothstein: St. Joe’s, Porter And 5 Questions Heading Into Busy Night In College Hoops

The Hawks have the most talented roster in the Atlantic 10, and could turn around their season with a road win over the Billikens. The problem is that Saint Louis is playing as well as anyone in the country right now.

02/27/2013

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