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  1. Mark Titus previews the 2013-14 NCAA basketball season starting w...

    Mark Titus

    Why a walk-on may end up winning the Naismith this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  2. Providence College and the Big East

    Charles P. Pierce

    Celebrating Providence College's 1973 Final Four run, 40 years later.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  3. The Big East splinters

    Charles P. Pierce

    Georgetown, Marquette, and the fractured Big East.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Loose Ends

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. According to sources, the seven Catholic, non-FBS basketball schools in the Big East plan to leave the conference. Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  5. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football, Week 9

    Shane Ryan

    A quick one this week, amigos, with a rundown of the top 10 games and Your Perfect Saturday: 10. Kent State at no. 15 Rutgers Big Ten fans will be unhappy to see that I chose this one over Michigan-Nebraska, if only because the Big East is starti...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  6. Watching the demise of a once-mighty basketball super-conference

    Charles P. Pierce

    A visit to Madison Square Garden on the occasion of the championship game.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2012
  7. Syracuse and UConn Play for History

    Ben Detrick

    Before the season began, Syracuse and UConn were deemed two of the finest teams in the land. Since then, fate has flung the two powerhouse programs in very different, but equally chaotic, directions. Coming into Thursday's meeting in the Big East...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  8. John Thompson III Schools Mike Brey

    Shane Ryan

    Over the past two weeks, in the sneakiest way possible, the Big East has become the best conference in the country. Again. Anytime you say a conference has "become" the best, what you're really saying is that they've always been the best, and you ...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  9. A Big Night for the Big East's Best Rivalry

    Ben Detrick

    As any adult who was raised in upstate New York knows, there were two athletic rivalries that always made the mullet-topped locals quiver in anticipation. One was the annual struggle for AFC East supremacy between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  10. How Syracuse Held Off Marquette to Remain Beasts of the Big East

    Ben Detrick

    Last March, the Marquette Golden Eagles dropped a guillotine on the Syracuse Orange with a 66-62 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament. As far as beheadings go, it was an especially ugly one. Marquette, the winner, shot only 41 perc...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  11. Anatomy of an Upset: Seton Hall Over UConn

    Sebastian Pruiti

    On Tuesday, the eighth-ranked Connecticut Huskies visited the Rock in Newark, N.J., to play the Seton Hall Pirates in a game that matched two of the best teams — according to their records — in the Big East. After 40 minutes of play, Seto...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  12. How The Big East Became The Reclamation Conference

    Michael Weinreb

    For the first dozen years of its existence, the Big East was a basketball conference, and yea, it was a glorious thing to behold. At most Northeast schools (outside of Pennsylvania), football was a secondary concern, and the Big East established its ...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  13. About Last Night: The Big East Goes West

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. After months of drama and uncertainty, sources indicate that the Big East is set to add Boise State, San Diego State, SMU, UCF, and Houston to the confere...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  14. Ben Detrick on the musical legacy of Big East men's basketball

    Ben Detrick

    From Ron Artest to Rony Seikaly, examining the Big East's musical legacy.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  15. The Good, the Bad, and the Denzel: Washington Does Cool Justice i...

    Wesley Morris

    In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington looks thick and jowly. His head is bald, and his face, while round, is hard and tense. By day, his character, Robert McCall, works as a manager at a big hardware store in East Boston. By night, he steps out of shad...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  16. East Carolina’s Sunset Sail

    Holly Anderson

    Would you like to see a terrible magic trick? It's a disappearing act of sorts: The East Carolina Pirates just beat ACC opponents in back-to-back weeks, played an SEC opponent close on the road before that, and are the toast of the Group of...

    Blog | September 24, 2014