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  1. Roundball chatter

    Dick Vitale

    Each week, Dick Vitale compiles news, notes and observations about the sport he loves, college basketball.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  2. Big East, Big Ten to hold challenge series

    Dana O'Neil

    The Big Ten and Big East will announce a men's basketball challenge series Monday for the 2015-16 season similar to the one the Big Ten has with the ACC.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2014
  3. Smith, Southerland leave proud NYC touch

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- When the final horn sounded -- when the comeback was complete, when the championship was secured -- Russ Smith made a beeline for the TV camera, wagging his right index finger in front of his face. New Yorkers like the spotlight, and S...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  4. Last Call For A Garden Party

    Dana O'Neil & Conor Nevins

    Dave Gavitt's vision -- a Northeast alliance of basketball schools called the Big East -- came to life at Madison Square Garden.

    Eticket | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  5. Rick Pitino, the Garden King, reigns again

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - Rick Pitino grew up on the East Side -- 26th Street, to be exact -- and like all boys who grew up with basketball visions dancing in their heads, Madison Square Garden was the Holy Land, the hallowed hardwoods for the gods. He watched g...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  6. Providence Friars honor former coach Dave Gavitt in Big East open...

    Providence College honored former Friars coach Dave Gavitt, a founder and the first commissioner of the Big East, during its game against No. 1 Syracuse on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  7. Big East ignores its roots ... and for what?

    Dana O'Neil

    One time not too terribly long ago, men of vision ruled college athletics -- people like Dave Gavitt, who formed the Big East on little more than a notion that a conference comprised of East Coast schools could be something special. Today, we are...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  8. Is it time for non-FBS schools in the Big East to unite? -- colle...

    Dana O'Neil

    Will the Big East schools without big-time football programs merge with other universities of the same ilk and create a hoops haven? It's not out of the question, says one former college sports power broker.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  9. Video: Father of the Big East dies

    ESPN.com staff

    Big East founder and former commissioner Dave Gavitt dies at the age of 73....

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  10. Greed and hypocrisy spell the end of the Big East as we know it -...

    Dana O'Neil

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  11. Former Big East commisioner, Hall of Famer Dave Gavitt dies at 73...

    Dave Gavitt, one of basketball's most influential leaders the last three decades, has died. He was 73.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2011
  12. Barnes reflects on his mentor, Gavitt

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Given the choice of accepting a road loss in order to see former Big East commissioner Dave Gavitt on Saturday, Texas coach Rick Barnes said he would take the loss. Gavitt, who has been ailing the past few years after multiple byp...

    Blog | January 23, 2010
  13. Former Wake Forest, South Carolina coach Dave Odom is new chairma...

    Former coach Dave Odom is the new chairman of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2009
  14. Tranghese wanted Penn State in Big East

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Missed this one from the other day, but outgoing Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese had some interesting comments about the league's pursuit of Penn State in a wide-ranging interview with The New Yo...

    Blog | March 11, 2009
  15. New Big East commish continues tradition

    Dick Vitale

    Former Providence AD John Marinatto will succeed Tranghese

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2008
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "But Wyc Grousbeck is about to pull a page out of the Dave Gavitt playbook here. He wants to keep the new Big Three in green for the rest of their respective careers, just as Gavitt once decided to milk the latter ye...

    Blog | October 28, 2008