The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
Rutgers University fired men’s basketball coach Mike Rice Wednesday less than 24 hours after a videotape was released that showed him shoving, grabbing, verbally abusing, kicking, and even throwing ball at his players’ heads during practice.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
Building a college basketball program in a high-major conference requires time. It requires patience — especially if the school hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991.
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.
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.
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.
Pro sports often gets a bad rap for the number of arrests and bad behavior of the players and teams. But sometimes, a team does something that has the potential to inspire millions.