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Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

Christian Watford of the Indiana Hoosiers fights for the loose ball against Brandon Triche, Baye Keita and Michael Carter-Williams of the Syracuse Orange during the East Regional Round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.  (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Die Hard: Big East Going Out With a Bang

If you’re one of the college basketball fans who can’t wait for the Big East breakup to be final, hang on. You’ll have to wait for the Final Four.

03/29/2013

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Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College Basketball

It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.

03/18/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.

03/18/2013

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Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

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Seton Hall Defeats South Florida In OT In Opening Round Of Big East Tournament

The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).

03/13/2013

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Notre Dame To Join ACC Next Season

Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.

03/13/2013

Patrick Ewing of the Georgetown University walks on the court during warm-ups prior to NCAA game played in 1983 at the Boston Garden in Boston. (credit: Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

All-Time Big East Dream Team Boasts 3 Hoyas, John Thompson

As the curtain draws near on the final Big East tournament, it’s time for a trip down memory lane. A tip of the cap to the original pioneers, followed by a standing ovation for the best this mega-conference has ever had the pleasure of calling it’s own.

03/11/2013

John Thompson III and the Georgetown Hoyas. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

It’s Over: Georgetown-Syracuse Rivalry Ends with 61-39 Hoyas Victory

Georgetown emphatically ended its Big East rivalry against Syracuse, wrapping up the regular-season title by holding the Orange to the lowest scoring output of their time in the conference.

03/09/2013

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