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.
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).
The Hoyas’ stifling defense held the Orange to 39 points in Syracuse’s Saturday defeat.
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.”
The basketball schools will receive $10 million, the Big East name and the right to play their conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.
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.
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.
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.
The NFL has promoted Alberto Riveron, the league’s first Hispanic referee, to senior director of officiating.
Worrel Clahar scored 19 points to lead DePaul to a 75-69 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, snapping the Blue Demons’ nine-game losing streak.
The hottest team in the Big East will travel to the Queen City to take on pound for pound the toughest team in college basketball.
James Southerland scored 13 points in his first appearance in seven games, C.J. Fair had 17 points and nine rebounds and No. 9 Syracuse beat St. John’s 77-58 on Sunday.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood filled a major need in the secondary and added depth at running back, the defensive line and quarterback Wednesday.
Tom Crean simply won’t allow his team to get caught looking ahead to their showdown with No. 1 Michigan on Saturday at Assembly Hall, but that doesn’t mean that Indiana will be able to play the way they want to against Purdue.
The Wildcats defeated Louisville on Tuesday and became the first unranked team to beat two Top 5 teams in the same season since 2011-12.