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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. Where will Big East players be drafted?

    Andrea Adelson

    We are now just days away from the NFL draft, so the guessing games and mock picks are multiplying at quite a rapid rate. Based on what has been written in the last month, it seems pretty certain the Big East will have at least one player taken in...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  3. Another look at Big East NFL prospects

    Andrea Adelson

    ESPN NFL draft expert Todd McShay has broken down the top 100 prospects for the NFL draft into tiers , based on grades. Breakdowns like these are helpful for teams when they try to figure out when and how to draft a player and when trades come under ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Isaiah Pead shines at Senior Bowl

    Andrea Adelson

    The Big East may not have had many players in the Senior Bowl, but it is quality, not quantity that matters. Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead continued his impressive week, winning game MVP honors with 129 all-purpose yards in the annual colleg...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  7. Big East's most improved players

    Andrea Adelson

    This season saw plenty of players emerge throughout the Big East. But who was most improved among them? It was tough in many cases to narrow this down to one player per team. My criteria might be different from yours. I am looking for players who ...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  8. Where would Derek Wolfe fit in NFL?

    Andrea Adelson

    Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe was one of the best players in the Big East this season. So where does he fit on the next level? Steve Muench of Scouts Inc. recently watched film from 2011, and evaluated the type of system that would best ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  9. 2011 Big East All-Bowl Team

    Andrea Adelson

    Without further adieu, here is your 2011 Big East All-Bowl team: OFFENSE QB: Geno Smith, West Virginia. Smith was named the Discover Orange Bowl MVP after the Mountaineers routed Clemson 70-33. Smith ended up with Orange Bowl records for passin...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  10. Early 2012 Big East power rankings

    Andrea Adelson

    Because I love you all so much, I now present to you my early 2012 Big East power rankings. The season is one day old, so I reserve the right to change my mind based on spring practice and then fall practice. To say these are way early is to say West...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  11. Liberty Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt

    Andrea Adelson

    Cincinnati (9-3) takes on Vanderbilt (6-6) in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Here is a quick preview: WHO TO WATCH: Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. I have a feeling that very few in SEC country has ever heard of Wolfe,...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  12. Cincinnati plays underdog role again

    Andrea Adelson

    Here it is bowl season, and Cincinnati has exceeded expectations again. Picked to finish fifth in the conference, the Bearcats won a share of the Big East championship. Picked to finish fifth in 2008, the Bearcats went to the Orange Bowl. Picke...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  13. Surprise: Isaiah Pead is Big East's best

    Andrea Adelson

    When the Big East unveiled its Offensive Player of the Year earlier this month, many were surprised to see Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead walk away with the award. Including Pead himself. Pead was at home in Columbus, Ohio, when he got a p...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  14. ESPN.com All-Big East team

    Andrea Adelson

    Editor's Note: Tune into the "AT&T ESPN All America Team Show" on Saturday (ABC, 1:30 p.m. ET) to see who ESPN's writers and experts selected. You saw what the coaches had to say when they picked the All-Big East team. Now it is my turn. I onl...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  15. What we learned in the Big East: Week 14

    Andrea Adelson

    The regular season is a wrap, folks. So what did we learn in Week 14? 1. West Virginia is almost certainly in the BCS. West Virginia rallied to beat USF 30-27 and Cincinnati beat UConn 35-27 to force a three-way tie atop the Big East standings. Th...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  16. Big East helmet stickers: Week 14

    Andrea Adelson

    How about a few helmet stickers on the final week of the regular season for a job well done. Tavon Austin, KR, West Virginia. Austin returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown in a 30-27 win over USF, becoming the first Mountaineer to score on at...

    Blog | December 03, 2011