The once powerful Big East Conference is but a shell of its former self after multiple teams have exited the conference, or chosen to stay in another conference. Now, the conference has to ditch a plan to have divisions starting next season.
The NCAA revealed Wednesday that schools spend as much as 12 times more per athlete than they do for student. The study revealed the spending gap is the largest in the Southeastern Conference and smallest in the Mountain West Conference.
The seven Big East schools that don’t play FBS football have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.
Fresh off an announcement of a planned move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Louisville Cardinals rallied behind Miami’s Teddy Bridgewater to win a share of the Big East Championship.
It may be hard for college football fans to wrap their head around this, but it’s possible a team that got destroyed on the field by the University of Kentucky may be headed for a Bowl Championship Series berth in the Orange Bowl.
Holy crap here we go again on the conference realignment train and this time it is going to get truly crazy. Plus, the Dolphins are poor in the secondary and playing the New England Patriots on Sunday. Yeah, this isn’t going to be pretty. And Al Golden tells critics of his god-awful defense to stick it. All in the agenda.
Tulane University will become a full member of the Big East Conference and East Carolina will join the league as a football-only member in 2014 in the latest round of conference realignment in college athletics.
When Rutgers University announces its intention of joining the Big Ten Conference Tuesday, the Scarlet Knights’ former conference, the Big East, may see its place in a college athletics placed on life support and its survival may depend on a few schools that aren’t even in the conference.
Baylor and Stanford shook up the Bowl Championship Series Saturday, but the biggest winner may have been the Southeastern Conference.
It’s not BCS chaos, but conference realignment chaos has erupted again in 2012 with the University of Maryland firing the first shot. Monday, Maryland’s Board of Regents approved an eventual move to the Big Ten Conference.