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  1. NCAA baseball tournament: Louisville Cardinals get another come-f...

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Before the previous two postseasons began, Louisville's baseball players all dyed their hair black. This year, the Big East tournament was just 48 hours away when outfielder Josh Richmond noticed that no one had colored their lock...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  2. NCAA tournament: Tale of two halves for Cardinals in first-round ...

    Brian Bennett

    DAYTON, Ohio -- A distinct pattern has developed in Louisville's past three games. In the Big East tournament semifinals, the Cardinals trailed Villanova 34-26 at halftime before rallying for a 14-point win. Against Syracuse in the Big East title g...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2009
  3. New Big East commish means stability

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett I walked over to talk to Louisville coach Rick Pitino during halftime of a game at last season's Big East Tournament in Madison Square Garden. Pitino was sitting with John Marinatto, whom he introduced to me as "the...

    Blog | November 11, 2008
  4. Big East chat, 4 p.m.

    Brian Bennett

    Tough choice for you guys and gals to make today -- join me for our regularly scheduled Big East chat at 4 p.m., or watch the NCAA tournament. I trust you will make the right decision. Do both! If you cannot tear yourself away from the televisi...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  5. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Ahem. Some football links while you start watching the Big East hoops tournament. How will Kerry Coombs' departure from Cincinnati affect recruiting? The Rent the toughest place to play in America? Who knew! Louisville coach Charlie Strong ho...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. Marquette makes statement against Xavier

    Brian Bennett

    CLEVELAND -- If you go by the seedings, Marquette was the 11th -- and last -- Big East team to make the NCAA tournament field. Appropriately enough, the selection committee awarded the Golden Eagles a No. 11 seed. "We were just happy we got in," g...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  7. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Greetings from Cleveland, where there are three Big East basketball teams in action today. Of course, it's hard to go to any NCAA tournament site and not run into multiple teams from the league. Elijah Fields, a talented player whose Pitt career ...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  8. Comparing football, basketball revenues

    Brian Bennett

    The Big East placed a record 11 teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament on Sunday, further cementing the league's status as the nation's preeminent basketball conference. Forbes recently took the opportunity to look at the revenues generated...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  9. Pitt's pipeline tournament run ends

    Brian Bennett

    It was an impressive showing by Pitt, but the Panthers' run in's NFL pipeline tournament came to an end in the Final Four against a former Big East school, Miami. No shame in losing to the Hurricanes, who have had churned out dozens of pr...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  10. Pitt moves on in pipeline tournament

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt may be the only Big East team in's NFL pipeline tournament, but the Panthers are representing the league well. No. 3 seed Pittsburgh won its first-round matchup against Nebraska and now moves into the final four after a win over UCLA...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  11. Pitt represents Big East in pipeline tournament

    Brian Bennett

    Which schools are the best at turning out NFL prospects? has decided to figure that out in the best way possible: tournament style. Beginning today, the top college pipelines to the NFL will square off in a 16-team bracket to determine...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  12. Big East football madness: The title game

    Brian Bennett

    It's championship Monday, both in the men's basketball tournament and in our Big East football madness showdown. West Virginia couldn't get it done in the real Final Four (though if you didn't feel bad for Da'Sean Butler, you have a tiny heart). C...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  13. Big East football madness: Game 5

    Brian Bennett

    It's Final Four time in our Big East football madness tournament. Let's get to the opening semifinal, which pits brother against brother (and self against self): No. 4 West Virginia (2007) vs. No. 1 West Virginia (2005) Score: West Virginia (20...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  14. Big East football madness, Game 2

    Brian Bennett

    It's time to get back to our March Madness style Big East football tournament. Let's check the results of our second game: No. 2 Louisville (2006) vs. No. 7 Cincinnati (2008) Score: Louisville 24, Cincinnati 21 This one is a close call. Both...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  15. Spring superlatives: Syracuse

    Brian Bennett

    No lunchtime links today because, well, there really aren't any. Just about everybody who writes about the Big East is focused on the conference men's basketball tournament, which is now underway. Instead, we'll use this slot to continue the sprin...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  16. Big East eyes bowl changes, scheduling policy

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett The Big East's main focus this week is on New York City, where the men's basketball tournament is being played at Madison Square Garden. But there's a little bit of football talk going on in the Big ...

    Blog | March 12, 2009