While the disappointment of laying an egg in the Elite 8 against Syracuse still lingers, the future remains extremely bright for a Marquette program coming off their third straight trip to the Sweet 16. Assuming Buzz Williams returns for his sixth season and the incoming recruiting class remains in tact, the Golden Eagles should be even better in 2013-14. … [Read more...] about Marquette should be even better in 2013-2014
Big East conference
Multiple sources report The Butler Bulldogs, Creighton Blue Jays and Xavier Musketeers will join the Catholic 7 basketball conference which consists of the seven college basketball only schools previously in the Big East: (Catholic institutions Marquette, DePaul, Georgetown, Villanova, St. John's, Seton Hall and Providence) Not since Martin Luther and the Protestant … [Read more...] about Butler, Xavier, Creighton joining Catholic 7 basketball conference (Big East Update)
The Big East has a slot open now that West Virginia is being allowed to leave immediately for the Big 12 conference. Who will grab it? Possibly Temple who played in the Big East in football only from 1991-2004, but was forced out of the league. Now that the Big East has less options, and their college football situation is so awful, suddenly Temple doesn't seem so bad. It … [Read more...] about Temple to take West Virginia’s spot in the Big East?
It is being widely reported that the Big East conference is preparing to announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State for college football only. And Houston, Central Florida and SMU for all sports as soon as Wednesday. The five schools will join in 2013. Let's say that again: San Diego State, in the most SOUTHWEST portion of the United States, and Houston, a … [Read more...] about Big East New Additions Make Horrible Mockery of Geography, Travel
At the Chicago college basketball media day, DePaul coach Oliver Purnell made a joke at the podium about announcing a new additions to a new super-conference that was planning on adding more teams in the near future. We in the media appreciated his jab at the chaotic landscape that is conference realignment/expansion. And again at the DePaul media luncheon, Purnell was asked … [Read more...] about Big East Football Realignment HURTING Big East Basketball
I guess the Boise State Broncos are going to follow the TCU Horned Frogs around the carousel of college football expansion/realignment. You could say they'll scoop up their "sloppy seconds." Today the Big East Conference invited Boise State, Navy and Air Force for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports, a source with knowledge of the situation told … [Read more...] about Big East Invites Boise State, Navy and Air Force Football to Join
With Syracuse and Pitt selling out and heading to the ACC, the Big East is in serious jeopardy of disbanding as a football conference; especially if the rumors are true that UConn and Rutgers will soon follow suit. With football being at the forefront of these super conference realignments, the most competitive basketball conference in the country is losing elite programs, but … [Read more...] about Big East On The Way To Becoming Hoops Only Conference?
The Big East is starting to get quite meddled in the middle as seven NCAA Tournament caliber teams have either five or six conference losses. Here are my updated power rankings. Check out my latest bracketology in which I still have 11 Big East teams dancing. By: David Kay … [Read more...] about Big East Basketball Power Rankings (2/14/11)