When the conference fell apart two years ago, the strength of the Big East conference was in serious doubt. Two years later, the conference has six representatives in the NCAA Tournament.
For the third time in four years, the Pitt men’s basketball program received public recognition from the NCAA for ranking among the nation’s top 10 percent of all 351 men’s basketball teams based on its Academic Progress Rate.
While in a competition for the same starting Quarterback job, Tom Savage and Chad Voytik took some time out of their schedule to stop by with Starkey, Miller and Fillipponi and talk about the upcoming season.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Ask any Pitt fan to name the team’s most indispensable player–which our own Chris Peak did not long ago–and, chances are, defensive tackle Aaron Donald will be named without much hesitation. But linebacker Todd Thomas can’t be far behind.
Pitt men’s basketball head coach takes a moment to celebrate the Panthers’ move to the ACC with Vinnie Richichi on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.
Pitt announces a contract extension for athletic director Steve Pederson, and hours later he joins Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Syracuse nor Pitt wanted to see its Big East tenure end in the quarterfinals of their last conference tournament.
Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).
Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.
During this week, you will be inundated with columns written with a common theme — how we should all be nostalgic and sentimental as the final Big East Conference basketball tournament (as we know it) will be played at Madison Square Garden.