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#41 Chris B

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:52 AM

http://en.m.wikipedi...ast_Conference_(1979–2013)

Forgive me, looks like Nova wasn't a charter member. Only publics that were are Cuse and UConn.

Nova joined a year later, Pitt two years after that

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:52 AM

But the charter members are still in the Big East besides UConn and Syracuse.

Georgetown Villanova Seton Hall Providence St John's are all charter members.

 

Listen, I know you're a Xavier fan and that you love being in the "Big East" but it's not even close to the same conference.

 

1/2 the current programs are charter members.  I think a rebranding would have been better, leave the old Big East and all those memories for the history books and start fresh, but it never would happen because of the money.  But there is no way anyone can look at the conference as currently constructed and say, "yea, that's the Big East."


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:59 AM

But the charter members are still in the Big East besides UConn and Syracuse.


Georgetown Villanova Seton Hall Providence St John's are all charter members.

 
Listen, I know you're a Xavier fan and that you love being in the "Big East" but it's not even close to the same conference.
 
1/2 the current programs are charter members.  I think a rebranding would have been better, leave the old Big East and all those memories for the history books and start fresh, but it never would happen because of the money.  But there is no way anyone can look at the conference as currently constructed and say, "yea, that's the Big East."

I never said it was! It's more than half of the charters but if you want to play semantics fine.

From a marketing and branding perspective, it would be absolutely foolish for those 7 schools (prior to inviting Butler Creighton and Xavier) to change their name and lose the history, MSG and the brand value. That's all I am saying.

The "Big East package" was never going to just die. It was either going to the Catholic 7 or go to a bunch of public schools, the like of UConn, CINCY, USF, UCF, Tulsa, etc (what the AAC is now).

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:00 AM

Boston College getting no love!!

 

 

Seriously though, the success of the "old" Big East is a factor as well..The conference was just a damn force in the 80s.. The doc really focused on the Mullin/Ewing/Pinckney/Pearl era anyway. 


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:16 AM

Boston College getting no love!!
 
 
Seriously though, the success of the "old" Big East is a factor as well..The conference was just a damn force in the 80s.. The doc really focused on the Mullin/Ewing/Pinckney/Pearl era anyway. 


BC...might be one of the most overlooked athletic programs nowadays of the major conferences, right? Feel like they've done zip since joining the ACC.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:24 AM

BC...might be one of the most overlooked athletic programs nowadays of the major conferences, right? Feel like they've done zip since joining the ACC.

Absolutely. 

 

In their Big East heyday, they had some really good teams. Gary Williams had Michael Adams, John Bagley, Dana Barros...always good guards. They weren't quite at the level of Syracuse/St John's/Georgetown, but not terrible like Providence and Seton Hall always were. 


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:33 AM

BC...might be one of the most overlooked athletic programs nowadays of the major conferences, right? Feel like they've done zip since joining the ACC.


They have had some good teams in the ACC but they are basically a non entity.
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Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:53 PM

They have had some good teams in the ACC but they are basically a non entity.

 

They did play for the football championship twice, and most importantly they secured a position for themselves in a historic high quality league... instead of running the risk of being left out (not knowing what the future held for the Big East).

If they have enough people who care about their program, and they find the right direction - they could rise. IMO would be an attractive program to build.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 01:44 PM

Kentucky loses 7:

@ESPNStatsInfo: 7 Kentucky players declare for NBA draft: Cauley-Stein, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Harrisons

Poythress may leave too.
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:29 AM

Justin Anderson entering the draft.


Huge blow to UVA, great for the Terps.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:30 AM

Virginia will still be a damn good team... but yes that's definitely a huge blow for them. Takes them out of that top tier of teams for next year, IMO.
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:17 AM

Justin Anderson entering the draft.


Huge blow to UVA, great for the Terps.

Explain? 

 

Or am I missing something again?


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:20 AM

Explain? 
 
Or am I missing something again?

He's thinking of the Final 4 next year. He's right. ;)
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:23 AM

Explain? 

 

Or am I missing something again?

 

Well also because he was an MD decommitt.

 

Wish him nothing but the worst.


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There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:40 AM

Nutjobs, all of ya..

 

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:07 AM

Justin Anderson entering the draft.


Huge blow to UVA, great for the Terps.

Yep, that hurts them big time.

 

I don't know what their recruiting class looks like but they need to bring someone in who can score.

 

They will still be good but they don't go into the season as anything more than a team with a S16 ceiling IMO.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:27 AM

Anderson signed up to play for Gary. I can't fault a guy for leaving after a coaching change. Hold no big grudge from that. Now, going to UVA is a reason to start having some bad feelings. 



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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:04 AM

Tyus Jones to enter the draft.  dook will look significantly different next year.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 11:01 AM

Tyus Jones to enter the draft.  dook will look significantly different next year.

They are trying to get a few top recruits from 2016 to reclassify in this class.

 

May not work but they are trying regardless.

 

They need a PG.

 

Right now, Kennard and Allen will share PG duties.  

 

They have a decent amount down low.  They have those 2 great shooters.  But they need a PG and another wing guy if possible.


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:14 PM

CBS Sports: Q&A with Shaka Smart

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