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  1. Pitt's trick shot kicker, Kevin Harper

    Brian Bennett

    Your latest Big East trick shot impresario sure can kick. From a sand pit. In bare feet. While wearing overalls. From the bushes. Through the sprinklers. And a tire swing. Not to mention with a giant cone over his head. And from ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  2. Skip Holtz on extension, expectations

    Brian Bennett

    USF coach Skip Holtz will try his hand at golf next week, when he participates in the American Century Championship with many other sports and entertainment stars at Lake Tahoe. Holtz will be joined there by several other prominent football coache...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  3. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The commitment train rolls on ... Cincinnati picked up a commitment from local offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman, and a linebacker from Utah. The Bearcats also nabbed Florida State transfer Jeff Luc. Desmond Conner of The Hartford Courant checks ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  4. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Another Wednesday, another mailblog. Let's dig in. Ken in Connecticut writes: AA, I know it was only the spring game, BUT how can Chandler Whitmer not be named the starting quarterback for UConn? The stats really speak for themselves. He had a goo...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  5. WVU investigating Holgorsen incident

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia offensive coordinator and head-coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen was escorted out of a casino last week after 3 a.m., according to the Charleston Daily Mail. Mountaineers officials say they are investigating what happened. "Athletic di...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  6. Big East spring meetings offer intrigue

    Brian Bennett

    For the first time, there will be 17 athletic directors in the same room as the Big East holds its spring meetings next week in Ponte Vedra, Fla. TCU will brings its contingent to the meetings, which include football and basketball coaches, ADs an...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  7. Will WVU have successful succession plan?

    Brian Bennett

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- An American history buff, Bill Stewart lately has been reading David McCullogh's biography of John Adams. "I know how much abuse he took when he was over in France and England," Stewart says. "His own country just ripped him f...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  8. John Marinatto talks TCU, expansion

    Brian Bennett

    John Marinatto's holiday weekend was anything but relaxing. The Big East is moving its Providence offices on Tuesday morning, and if the big move weren't enough, Marinatto was putting together all the finishing touches on adding TCU to his league ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  9. Edsall starts program in Howard's honor

    Brian Bennett

    UConn coach Randy Edsall announced Thursday that he will hold an annual golf event in honor of the late Jasper Howard. The first Randy Edsall Golf Classic will be held July 18 at the Golf Club of Avon. All proceeds will go toward helping improve t...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  10. Big East has a lot of green under center

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia coach Bill Stewart ran into Jim McMahon this summer at a charity golf outing and got to talking about how he should handle his young starting quarterback, Geno Smith. Stewart mentioned typical coaching tropes like not wanting to turn...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  11. Wrapping up Big East media day

    Brian Bennett

    NEWPORT, R.I. -- Some final thoughts from the Big East summer kickoff and media day: It's become a cliche that schools hire the exact opposite guy from the previous one when they have to replace a coach. That couldn't be more true with the three ...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  12. Bearcats not getting USC transfer

    Brian Bennett

    NEWPORT, R.I. -- I had the pleasure of spending time with Cincinnati coach Butch Jones during today's Big East golf outing. Jones doesn't play a lot of golf, but he made two unreal putts, including one that I swear had to go through a clown's mout...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  13. Storylines for Big East media day

    Brian Bennett

    I've just about run out of lists and rankings and early preview capsules. So thankfully, real football is almost here -- and so is real football talk. The Big East holds its official 2010 kickoff event on Monday and Tuesday in Newport, R.I. If you...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  14. Don't expect bombshells at spring meetings

    Brian Bennett

    Big East coaches and athletic directors will make their way to Ponte Vedra, Fla., this weekend for the league's spring meetings, which run from Monday to Wednesday. This gathering shouldn't draw nearly as much media as the Big Ten meetings in Chic...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  15. Friday Big East mailbag: Attendance and stadiums

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett I'm back for some more mailbag answers, and this time you don't have to look at my ugly mug. Keith from Pittsburgh writes: Your latest entry about attendance in the Big East is a good one. Pitt is actually pul...

    Blog | November 06, 2009
  16. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Injuries, big games and lots of other news from the weekend make for plenty of reader e-mails. Let's get to them. Eric from Charleston, W. Va., writes: Huge 'Eers fan here, but my question is actually about an...

    Blog | September 22, 2009