The caretakers of college sports long ago stopped worrying about the fans or the student-athletes. It became about them, about their egos and their legacies, about the aphrodisiac-laced cocktail of power and greed. And so it is again.
On the same weekend its founder passed away, the Big East as we know it forever changed with the sudden defections of Syracuse and Pitt -- with more likely to come. Dave Gavitt would've been embarrassed by the hypocrisy and greed of it all.
On Monday, Rutgers men's basketball coach Fred Hill received a letter from athletic director Tim Pernetti, a source confirmed to ESPN.com, but the coach has not been fired, nor has he agreed to resign.
The 2009-10 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Big East stands with conference play on the horizon.