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Big East Going Forward


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

Assuming Temple happens:

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

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:07 AM

And Notre Dame in Basketball
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

And Notre Dame in Basketball


Thx! Not sure how I missed them. Brey has had a nice year with the Irish. Especially after losing Abromaitis.

As a ND fan, what are your thoughts of the Big East going forward?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:31 PM

I think the basketball side will grow and prosper. The football side has a lot to prove.
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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.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:21 PM

http://espn.go.com/c... ... -landscape

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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