The Big Ten in the NCAA Title game of college basketball is starting to get like the Big Ten in bowl games versus the SEC in college football. Since Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans won the NCAA Title in 2000, the Big Ten has finished runner-up in the NCAA Title game five times: Hoosiers in 2002, Illini in 2005, Buckeyes in 2007, Spartans in 2009, and now the … [Read more...] about Michigan makes it 5 consecutive NCAA Title game losses for Big Ten
The new Big East, otherwise known as the Catholic 7, announced a new partnership with FOX Sports that will grant the television network exclusive media rights. The old Big East was completely in bed with ESPN, so this move to Fox could signify at least a small shift in power away from ESPN and to Fox Sports. Certainly it means a lot in the college basketball world. With the … [Read more...] about Fox Sports replaces ESPN as New Big East broadcast partners
The next few days of the Big East Tournament will play a major factor in the seeding that the conference teams earn when the NCAA Tournament brackets are announced on Selection Sunday. A team could easily move up or down a couple of seeds depending on the outcome of their performance at Madison Square Garden. Here is a best case/worst scenario on where the Big East teams … [Read more...] about Big East Tournament will have major impact on NCAA Tournament seedings
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. … [Read more...] about #44 Cincinnati Bearcats: College Football 77 in 77
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?
The biggest news involving Big East basketball this past week; Buh-bye West Virginia. This will in fact be the Mountaineers final year as a member of the conference as they head to the Big 12. Meanwhile, several teams have their NCAA Tournament hopes on life support and need to finish the season strong to ensure a spot in the dance. Be sure to check back every Friday for my … [Read more...] about 2011-2012 Big East basketball power rankings (2/17/12)
The biggest news involving Big East basketball this past week was the announcement that Memphis will be joining the conference beginning in the 2013-2014 season. Meanwhile, teams are beginning to separate themselves from the pact and state their claim for the NCAA Tournament. Be sure to check back every Friday for my latest Big East Power Rankings. … [Read more...] about 2011-2012 Big East basketball power rankings (2/10/12)
When best player Tim Abromaitis went down for the season, Notre Dame was totally written off for the entire college basketball season. Instead, they've had a true Ewing Theory going on, just like they did in 2010 when star forward Luke Harangody got injured and missed a lot of games down the stretch. The Fighting Irish were written off by everyone after some bad losses in … [Read more...] about Notre Dame, once written off, look like NCAA Tournament lock now