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  1. Pasqualoni in favor of expansion west

    Brian Bennett

    UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni said he is in favor of the Big East moving West in expansion, saying, "I'm hoping that's the way it goes, the sooner the better." Pasqualoni spoke Friday as he previewed his team's game against Pitt next Wednesday. The ...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  2. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    So, did everybody have a good Presidents Day? I celebrated by watching "All the President's Men" and "Dead Presidents" and singing "The Mediocre Presidents" song from "The Simpsons" ("There's William Henry Harrison -- 'I died in 30 days!'"). Not e...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  3. UConn hires Paul Pasqualoni

    Brian Bennett

    Apparently Connecticut just can't get enough of Syracuse guys as its head coach. The Huskies have replaced Orange graduate Randy Edsall with former Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni. He was the Orange head coach from 1991 until 2004, when he was push...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  4. TCU, Big East a marriage of convenience

    Brian Bennett

    In announcing TCU as the 17th member of the Big East and ninth football-playing team, league commissioner John Marinatto welcomed the Horned Frogs to what he called the "largest family in intercollegiate athletics." In family terms, TCU and the Bi...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  5. Pitt, Miami share plenty of history

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh and Miami haven't played since 2003. But when the two teams meet on Thursday night (ESPN, 7:30 ET), there will still be a lot of shared history between the two programs. The Panthers and Hurricanes, of course, used to be Big East brothe...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  6. Draft history made at Rutgers, South Florida

    Brian Bennett

    As expected, three Big East players were drafted in the first round. That still qualified as big news for two league schools. Rutgers' Anthony Davis went 11th to San Francisco, the highest draft pick in school history. Devin McCourty later joined ...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  7. Pitt names receivers coach

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh has looked within for its new receivers coach. Scott Turner, an offensive assistant the past two seasons, was promoted to replace Bryan Bossard, who was not retained. "Scott Turner was a major contributor in our offensive staff room ...

    Blog | January 18, 2010
  8. Meineke Car Care Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    Meineke Car Care Bowl: Pittsburgh (9-3) vs. North Carolina (8-4): Dec. 26, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Talk about your long fall down. Pittsburgh was a missed extra point away from winning the Big East and making the Sugar Bowl. Instead, the Panthers find t...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  9. Wannstedt, Weis now going in opposite directions

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett There's little room for patience in college football, where coaches and programs are declared to be booms or busts from week to week. But sometimes patience pays off, as in the case of Dave Wannstedt vs. Charlie ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  10. Best closers in the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett When it comes to recruiting, which coaches in the Big East are the best at closing the deal? After consulting with our recruiting experts from Scouts Inc., here's a top-five list: 1. Dave Wannstedt, Pittsburg...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  11. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett If you haven't yet, check out Amy K. Nelson's piece about teams examining the safety of their practice bubbles after the Dallas Cowboys tragedy. In the Big East, Rutgers practices in a bubble facility, a...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  12. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett * Former Cincinnati defensive back DeAngelo Smith helped rescue a reporter when the Dallas Cowboys' training facility collapsed on Saturday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. * The Charleston G...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  13. Big East and the NFL draft: Historic day for three schools

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Twenty-seven Big East products had their name called over the weekend in the NFL draft. Three league schools had their best drafts ever. Cincinnati had six players taken, the most of any Big East team and the ...

    Blog | April 27, 2009