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?
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Big East New Additions Make Horrible Mockery of Geography, Travel
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
Big East Football Realignment HURTING Big East Basketball
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
Big East Invites Boise State, Navy and Air Force Football to Join
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