The Big East's three-year ascent flatlined in '07, but the conference's only disappointment is the quality of its officials, writes Joe Starkey.
Dave Wannstedt and Rich Rodriguez know better than anyone how heated the Backyard Brawl can be. But even these coaches (and former players) admit the stakes are higher in the 100th edition.
Sure, the West Virginia offense is as potent as ever. But it's the defense that's really turned things around this season, writes Joe Starkey.
With only three weeks left to play, the Big East is still up for grabs with as many as seven teams having a shot at a share of the title, writes Joe Starkey.
Rutgers had a few unlikely fans on Thursday when the Knights upset then-No. 2 South Florida -- West Virginia's Pat White and Steve Slaton. Rutgers' win set up a Big East showdown on Saturday.
It's no secret that Louisville and Rutgers have struggled. But at the midway point of the 2007 season, the conference isn't fairing as poorly as many have thought.
Noel Devine has been through his share of tragedy. After losing both parents to AIDS, he bounced around from house to house. But in West Virginia, he's quickly found a home.
It's not quite the SEC, but the Big East is a league that makes its points loud and clear -- and in terms of Heisman-quality star power, it is second to none.
West Virginia plans one significant change to its potent offense in 2007. The Mountaineers intend to play faster. Seriously.
Once the target of jokes, the Big East proved itself last season and is ready to shine again in 2007.
With spring practices under way, our Big East notebook addresses the big quarterback questions facing each team.
With spring practices underway, our Big East notebook addresses the big quarterback questions facing each team.
With spring practices getting started, our Big East notebook addresses the big questions facing each team.
Success breeds expectations. West Virginia has experienced both, but can the Mountaineers deliver a national title in 2007?
Left for dead after the departures of Miami, Va. Tech and BC, the Big East conference is very much alive, Joe Starkey writes in the season overview.