Big East

Wild, Wild...East?

Pittsburgh appeared to be kicked back in a comfy recliner heading into last week. The Panthers had a two-game lead in the loss column in the race for the Big East’s BCS bowl berth.After losing to Connecticut, however, it’s like they’ve moved to an old couch. The cushion is gone....

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Big East Preview: Wk 11

Pittsburgh at Connecticut, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ESTConnecticut’s football team showed a little life in its last outing, a 16–13 overtime win against West Virginia. However, if the Huskies don’t defeat Pittsburgh on Saturday, it will be the death of UConn’s longshot Big East...

Orange Crush

Big East officials annually try to size up the league’s best football teams and match them in late November. This season, for instance, Pittsburgh, the preseason favorite, is scheduled to take on West Virginia and defending champ Cincinnati late in the season. It’s supposed to serve...

Big East Preview: Wk 8

South Florida at Cincinnati, Friday, 8:00 p.m. ESTThere’s not much mystery in what this game means to the participants. South Florida is trying to straighten out its offense and start climbing out of the Big East cellar. The Bulls are 0–2 in league play. Coach Skip Holtz’s team...

Defense Leads the Way

The Big East is exactly halfway through its football season. Every team has played six games. And the results haven’t exactly been pretty. Only West Virginia at 5–1 is ranked, and only two others — Rutgers and Syracuse — have winning records at 4–2. The other five...

WVU Rolls

West Virginia paid around $740,000 for UNLV to make a non-return visit to Morgantown this past Saturday. It was apparently money well-spent. The Mountaineers routed the outmanned Rebels of the Mountain West Conference by 49–10 and again gave the Big East a presence in the major Top 25 polls...

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