Big East Going Forward
Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:05 PM
Football: Rutgers, Temple, UConn, Cincinnati, Louisville, South Florida, Houston, SMU, UCF, Memphis, Boise State, San Diego St, Navy
Basketball: Georgetown, Notre Dame, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, Rutgers, Temple, UConn, Cincinnati, Louisville, South Florida, DePaul, Marquette, Houston, SMU, UCF, Memphis
Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:31 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:26 PM
I think the basketball side will grow and prosper. The football side has a lot to prove.
I disagree. While Temple's and Memphis' success should equate to two of West Virginia, Syracuse, and Pitt. I just do not see the programs of Southern Methodist, Houston, or UCF becoming solid teams. The Big East already has perennial doormats in DePaul, Providence, and Seton Hall, and these 3 might just make it worse. Also, remember that a lot of the traditional rivalries are gone now that Syracuse and Pitt have bolted for the ACC.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:21 PM
Big East commissioner John Marinatto has resigned, leaving the league without a leader as the conference works to find its footing amid a radically shifting landscape.
The conference announced the move in a statement released Monday morning.
"Our recent expansion efforts have stabilized the conference for the long term, and we are likewise well positioned for our very important upcoming television negotiations," Marinatto said in the news release. "As a result, I felt this was the right time to step aside and to let someone else lead us through the next chapter of our evolution."
A source said Marinatto's exit had been building for weeks. The source said the basketball members in the Big East were upset that they had no say in the expansion process.
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