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  1. ACC still targeting Madison Square Garden

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the fall of 2011, after Syracuse and Pittsburgh announced their intentions to leave the Big East and join the ACC, commissioner John Swofford held a conference call. On this call, the ACC commish revealed his league's interest in moving the ACC to...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. We won't hear much from Behanan this fall

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last December, before Louisville played The Buzzsaw That Was Kentucky to a respectably close margin on New Year's Eve, and months before it won the Big East tournament and went to the Final Four, where it would match up with Kentucky well enough agai...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  3. West preview: Michigan State vs. Louisville

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- A little over a month ago -- still weeks before Louisville ran off its six-game postseason winning streak, which includes a Big East tournament title and a spot in the Sweet 16 -- coach Rick Pitino gave his then-struggling point guard, Pey...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  4. Saddle Up: More auto bids on the line

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Conspiracy Keanu just totally blew its mind. The Big East tournament is officially underway, so keep your eyes peeled for updates from Kieran Darcy and Dana O'Neil througho...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  5. Remember, NCAA can't stop realignment

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yesterday, as my roommates and I commiserated about the big conference realignment news, my buddy Paul -- who was furious at the idea of losing the Big East tournament in Madison Square Garden -- came up with an anti-realignment idea: Why doesn't the...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  6. Let's let the Tim Higgins thing go

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Tuesday night, the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association honored longtime college hoops referee Tim Higgins. If you're even remotely familiar with Higgins -- and if you're reading this blog, or you watched the Big East tournament this season...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  7. Calhoun snipes at Cronin, Cronin fires back

    Eamonn Brennan

    Jim Calhoun is not happy about the Big East All-Conference voting. See, Kemba Walker was voted first team Big East all-conference, but he wasn't a unanimous selection. Notre Dame guard Ben Hansbrough was the only such selection. That is, well, cur...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  8. Bye bye to the double bye?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since the conference expanded to 16 teams, the Big East has used a rather unique system in scheduling its conference tournament. Under that system, the top four seeds, as decided by the regular season, receive double-byes in the Big East tournament; ...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  9. Can West Virginia get a No. 1 seed?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Make no mistake: Winning a Big East conference title is a big deal. That goes double for West Virginia, a program that has gone 26 years without winning a Big East conference title. The fans in Morgantown love their Mountaineers -- sometimes a little...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  10. Wainwright still has sense of humor

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is a few days old now, but that's probably incidentally relevant -- the Big East tournament has moved on (and entertainingly so) without DePaul, just as college basketball has moved on without former DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright. Both are yeste...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  11. TMA: Seton Hall bows out

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of the night's best basketball action. Before we move on to today's insanity, here's a quick conference tourney rundown. Try not to make it awkward. Big East Tournament (four games yesterday): The biggest...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  12. Do Big East rigors hurt NCAA hopes?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last year, Pittsburgh won the Big East regular-season title and earned a No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. Connecticut finished 21-9, with a 9-9 record in the Big East, good enough for ninth place in the league. Pittsburgh lost in the second...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. Things finally looking up at Louisville

    Eamonn Brennan

    "Finally" is a strange word to use in Louisville's case. After all, it was just 2008-09 that Rick Pitino took a star-laden team to a Big East title, a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed and an Elite Eight finish. Louisville hasn't exactly been dormant. Bu...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  14. Myths of the Big East's double-bye

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, the Big East announced that it wouldn't be changing its conference tournament's double-bye format. This format, as you know, is profoundly weird. Top-seeded teams wait for two days as the rest of the field plays itself out, and the imbalan...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  15. Pittsburgh begins Big East redemption

    Eamonn Brennan

    MILWAUKEE -- If the story of the tournament thus far is the number of upsets on hand, the underlying story has been the way those upsets have disproportionately sunk Big East teams. No. 11 Old Dominion outlasts No. 6 Notre Dame. No. 11 Washington...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  16. OK, so the Big East is good again

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last year, the Big East was undeniably good. Anytime you have three No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament -- UConn, Louisville, and Pittsburgh -- as well as teams like Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia and Marquette, all of whom maintained a high natio...

    Blog | January 07, 2010