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.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
I’m well aware of what Duke has accomplished with Ryan Kelly in the lineup, but there’s just something about this group of Cardinals that makes me believe that Rick Pitino will wind up winning his second national championship.
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.”
How do you slow down Ryan Kelly? Put Reggie Bullock on him.
The basketball schools will receive $10 million, the Big East name and the right to play their conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.
By Jon Rothstein » More Columns SAINT LOUIS AT BUTLER Just how good are the Billikens? Good enough to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Saint Louis has a group of tough […]
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.
The battle between two of the top three teams in the country could wind up being the best game we’ve seen all season.
Cuonzo Martin has built a culture of toughness and discipline in the short time he’s been in Knoxville and it’s yet to be determined if Josh Pastner’s team can respond well in what’s sure to be a hostile environment.
Officials from the seven schools planning to break off from the Big East will hold a conference call Saturday to discuss leaving the league.
The Big East is headed for another break up. This time, the seven prominent basketball schools that don’t play FBS football are planning to cut ties with the ever-changing conference.
The struggling Big East could soon announce a big, big change.
Often inconsistent during the first two years of his career, Georgetown junior point guard Markel Starks took Brooklyn by storm on Monday night.
With Dez Wells, the Terps have all the looks of an NCAA Tournament team and a squad that should present a formidable opening test for Kentucky.
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