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  1. Big East: D-E-F-E-N-S-E

    Andrea Adelson

    Anybody who has watched the Big East in recent years realizes this a much more defensive league, than offensive league. Last season, seven of the eight teams ranked in the top half of the nation in total defense. The "worst" defense, Syracuse, ran...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  2. Bruce Irvin: NFL draft day surprise

    Andrea Adelson

    You saw him beat up on Big East quarterbacks the last two years, so you know what West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin can do when he is playing at his best. And yet, Irvin turned out to be the biggest draft-day surprise Thursday, when Seattle ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  3. Big East position rankings: DL

    Andrea Adelson

    As we move along in our final position rankings for the 2011 season, we come to the defense. First up: defensive line. To me, this was the strongest, deepest position in the Big East; thus the toughest to rank. Trust me when I say I would not call an...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  4. How 2011 All-Big East team fared as recruits

    Andrea Adelson

    With one day to go before signing day, it is worth taking a look back at how the players on the Big East first-team fared when they were coming out of high school. You will see, once again, that recruiting rankings generally have nothing to do wit...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  5. Big East recruiting needs

    Andrea Adelson

    National signing day is inching ever closer, so it is time to take a look at the biggest recruiting needs for every team in the Big East. Cincinnati Defensive line. Cincinnati loses a host of seniors from this position, including Co-Defensive P...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  6. Big East offseason to-do lists

    Andrea Adelson

    Every team has plenty to do in the offseason. Today, I present to you my top priorities for each Big East program headed into the 2012 season. Cincinnati Settle on a quarterback. If 2011 was any indication, then Munchie Legaux seems a sure bet...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  7. Top 10 Big East moments from 2011

    Andrea Adelson

    Now it is time to relive the top moments in the Big East for 2011 -- both the good, and the bad. 1. Eric LeGrand returns. Not only was this the top moment in the Big East, it was one of the top moments in all of sports in 2011. Seeing the injured ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  8. Could this be final Backyard Brawl?

    Andrea Adelson

    West Virginia and Pitt have played 103 times, developing their heated rivalry into one of the biggest, most intense games in college football. But perhaps more than some of the juicy storylines going into their game Friday night in Morgantown, the...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  9. WVU pass rush needs to get going

    Andrea Adelson

    West Virginia had the best sack duo in the Big East returning this season, leaving many to believe the Mountaineers pass rush would be fierce. With Bruce Irvin and Julian Miller combining for 23 sacks in 2010, it was natural to expect that. But so...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  10. West Virginia has to start faster

    Andrea Adelson

    For such a high-tempo offense, West Virginia is not moving very fast to start games. The Mountaineers have scored a combined three points in the first quarter of their two contests this season, and have found themselves trailing in both games afte...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  11. Big East predictions: Week 1

    Andrea Adelson

    Game day is finally here, so you know what that means. Prediction time! With four games against FCS opponents and two more against non-AQs, this should be a good week for the Big East. Murray State at Louisville, Thursday, 6 p.m. ESPNU. We get our...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  12. Big East news and notes

    Andrea Adelson

    The Big East football coaches' call wrapped up a little bit ago. UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni was the only coach unable to make it because of disruptions from Hurricane Irene. Here are some news and notes from each coach: Cincinnati Coach Butch...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  13. Big East power rankings: Week 1

    Andrea Adelson

    Game week is finally here, so you know what that means? Time for some Week 1 power rankings. This is where I think the teams in the league stack up today headed into the first game, so they are going to be subject to change each week. 1. West Virg...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  14. Big East: Positions of strength

    Andrea Adelson

    It is pretty clear the Big East has two positions of strength headed into the season: quarterback and defensive line. Of the eight teams in the league, six are returning starting quarterbacks. As for defensive line, 20 of 30 starters return as wel...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  15. Big East preseason all-conference team

    Andrea Adelson

    Here is your Big East preseason all-conference team: Offense QB Geno Smith, West Virginia RB Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati RB Ray Graham, Pitt OG Jeremiah Warren, USF OG Zack Chibane, Syracuse C Moe Petrus, UConn OT Mike Ryan, UConn OT Don Bar...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  16. Big East position rankings: Defensive line

    Andrea Adelson

    We continue our look at team position rankings today, and start up with the defense. First up are the guys in the trenches, the defensive line. This has got to be one of the strongest positions from team to team in the Big East. Four different teams ...

    Blog | July 05, 2011