#44 Cincinnati Bearcats: College Football 77 in 77

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For the Cincinnati Bearcats, it might be a step down this season. Okay it probably most likely will be. Especially since they have to replace playmakers in QB Zach Collaros and RB Isaiah Pead. This won’t be a Big East title type of team, and given where the program has been recently, 2012 could be a bit of a disappointment.

They’ll probably still make a bowl though.

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Memphis Tigers joining the Big East

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So what do the Memphis Tigers bring to the Big East table? Well, they were recently a power in national college basketball, and for years they were kind of held back by their conference in that regard. The Big East is still a major hoops conference, but this move does help replenish the league after the recent defections.

In national college football, Memphis has become somewhat of a bit player, as the Tigers have made a few bowl games. They will strengthen the league on the gridiron as Big East football is pretty awful.  And of course, all conference alignment shifts are always all about football.

From the AP:

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Big East New Additions Make Horrible Mockery of Geography, Travel

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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 shirt drive from the GULF OF MEXICO is in the BIG EAST.

Remember when the NFL had a NFC West division with Atlanta, New Orleans and Carolina? Well that looks like brilliance and genius compared to this set up. The NHL saw they had one geographical division that made no sense, so they officially realigned today; so the BE went and did the opposite.

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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 about the current game of musical chairs being played. And the Big East is feeling the effects harder than anyone else.

“These are crazy times, it’s happened before it’s just happening very quickly, and now it seems there’s a race,” Purnell said.

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Big East Invites Boise State, Navy and Air Force Football to Join

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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 The AP.

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#18 West Virginia Mountaineers: College Football 77 in 77

The tallest midget. The most intelligent Kardashian sister. The most interesting reality “star.” The richest man in Joliet. The least fattening funnel cake. These are all synonyms for the best team in the Big East. Yes, it’s a super conference in college basketball; but in college football…well, I’ve already thrown up enough this week.

And in 2011, the most sober frat boy award goes to…..the West Virginia Mountaineers. Hey someone need to snag that BcS bid.

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College Football 77 in 77: #63 Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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It’s a “Jersey thing” right? I’m SO GLAD the “Jersey Shore” trend is dying out. Haven’t we spent enough time glorifying the lowest elements of our society? I bet the fan base, faculty, students and alumni of New Jersey’s state University hate those guidoes and guidettes besmirching the state’s name too.

Imagine if you’re from Jersey, and when you travel, people ask you where you’re from, what likely gets said first?

Putty from “Seinfeld” was a much better cultural ambassador. He loved his hockey as much as he loved talking in 5 words or less increments: “WE’RE THE DEVILS!”

As for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights themselves, last year was a big step backward, as they missed a bowl game for the first time in six years. In the past decade, this college football program has taken a leap. To show that the change is here to stay, they’ll need to bounce back to a bowl in 2011. If the nation’s worst offensive line shows any substantial improvement, and the new stud RB in town is legit, then it could happen. After all, they do play in the Big Least, where wins aren’t all that difficult to come by.

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