Jordan’s quest to make his alma mater relevant nationally was going to be an arduous task regardless, but now with recent player defections, the Scarlet Knights will have to work just to put together a roster for next season.
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.
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.
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.
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 Fighting Irish guards got more aggressive in the second half, penetrating against the Red Storm defense to get their teammates going. It worked. And then some.
The basketball schools will receive $10 million, the Big East name and the right to play their conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.
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The battle between two of the top three teams in the country could wind up being the best game we’ve seen all season.
Moe Harkless is used to winning games in New York City — but that wasn’t the case Monday night.
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A road game at Saint Joseph’s is an arduous way to begin play in a new conference, but the Bulldogs will be far from intimidated.
Roosevelt Jones gives Butler a different dimension — and it’s a dimension that allowed the Bulldogs to upset top-ranked Indiana.
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.