Orlando Sanchez had no choice but to quit school and go to work. Because of bad timing and an outdated NCAA rule, that decision could now cost him the chance to compete at St. John's, writes Dana O'Neil.
If there is a lesson to learn in the realignment mess, it is to know who you are. Or better, know who you aren't. With that in mind, the Catholic 7 from the Big East finally had their come-to-Jesus moment.
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.
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.