The Big East Is Alive And Well While Former Programs…Not So MuchWhen the conference fell apart two years ago, the strength of the Big East conference was in serious doubt. Two years later, the conference has six representatives in the NCAA Tournament.
Old Big East To Become 'American Athletic Conference'The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College BasketballIt’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
Big East: One More Time, With FeelingThe 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.
Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast BluesYesterday 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.
Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With PredictionsJim 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.
Seton Hall Defeats South Florida In OT In Opening Round Of Big East TournamentThe 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).
Notre Dame To Join ACC Next SeasonNotre 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.
SMU Announces Upgrades To Ford Stadium SMU has announced plans for seven new suites and other upgrades to Gerald J. Ford Stadium in time for fall football and the Dallas school's move to the Big East.
SMU's Brown Hoping Big East Sticks TogetherBrown says he doesn't know where realignment is going. But he's hopeful the Big East can stay together for Dallas-based SMU to become relevant as a basketball and football school.
SMU Lines Up 3 Players For Next SeasonSMU coach Larry Brown has signed three players to national letters of intent to be part of the Mustangs' debut in the Big East Conference next season.
Big East Will Have East & West DivisionsThe new Big East will have a West Division, and Temple, located in Philadelphia, will be part of it.