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Oddly enough, Big East play begins in earnest Friday when the two outgoing teams, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, face off in the Carrier Dome. Thanks to some key non-conference games and the two Big East games in the month of September, the league...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Week 5 of the 2012 college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches saw the temperature on their seat increase by a few degrees. Kentucky's Joker Phillips and Boston College's Frank Spaziani continue to hold down the top...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
National recognition for the Big East is starting to make a comeback -- if incrementally and only for the top three teams in the league. The Big East nearly placed three teams in the Associated Press top 25 for the first time since the end of...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Rutgers’ road win over a team that lost in overtime to Louisiana-Monroe and 52-0 to Alabama saved the Big East further embarrassment in Week 4. Only a week after the Big East went 3-0 against ACC schools, the Big East flopped Saturday with two...
David Fox
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
College football’s fourth week of action features a huge showdown in the ACC Coastal Division, a big matchup in South Bend between Michigan and surging Notre Dame and key battle in the Big 12 between Kansas State and Oklahoma. Clemson (+14) at...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
Big East teams passed three key nonconference tests a week ago even if Louisville had to survive a scare against North Carolina. In addition the Cardinals’ victory over the Tar Heels, Connecticut defeated Maryland and the coach who spurned them...
David Fox
1 year ago
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College football's Week 4 slate features some intriguing games, including the ACC showdown between Clemson and Florida State and the showdown of Notre Dame and Michigan. Athlon's editors correctly hit on the Notre Dame win over Michigan State and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Colorado is off to an awful 0-3 start and with a daunting upcoming schedule, an 0-12 record seems likely. The Buffaloes' early struggles and a loss to FCS opponent to Sacramento State made us wonder: Who are the worst BCS teams since 1998?...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
Week 3 of the 2012 college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches saw the temperature on their seat increase by a few degrees. Kentucky's Joker Phillips easily ranks as the No. 1 coach on the hot seat after a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
The Big East is three weeks away from its conference season beginning in earnest, but the league is already starting to sort out its contenders. A week after Cincinnati dismantled Pittsburgh in the first Big East game of the season, Rutgers used...
David Fox
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
The Big East’s first Thursday night primetime game was a dud. Or, rather, a dud for everyone but Cincinnati. This week could present more compelling television with two of the league’s top contenders facing each other in Tampa. Rutgers has won...
David Fox
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
Week 2 of the 2012 college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches saw the temperature on their seat increase by a few degrees. Kentucky's Joker Phillips and Boston College's Frank Spaziani won last Saturday, but both coaches rank...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
Only two weeks of the 2012 college football season are in the books, but there has been plenty of action so far. After two weeks, Athlon runs down 10 surprises, including Pac-12 teams UCLA, Arizona and Oregon State. There's still plenty of time...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
After two weeks of the season, Louisville still looks like the team to beat in the Big East, but the Cardinals are not without company. The top four in our power rankings remain unchanged since last week, but USF and Cincinnati picked up key...
David Fox
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
The first week of the season was probably more eventful than Big East teams would have liked. Pittsburgh lost convincingly to Youngstown State. Syracuse squandered a four-touchdown comeback at home against Northwestern. And Rutgers took its time...
David Fox
1 year ago
Syracuse Orange
The Big East may have a degree of smug satisfaction in watching Pittsburgh and Syracuse struggle in their final season in the league before bolting for the ACC. Certainly, the feeling is warranted. Pitt lost to FCS Youngstown State on Saturday...
David Fox
1 year ago
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West Virginia’s out. Temple’s in. The Big East’s constant state of transition begins again this season with more changes to come in 2013. Just as this round of Big East realignment begins with a trick, so does the season for the Big East....
David Fox
1 year ago
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With college football's fall practice in full swing around the nation, it's really the first time names made famous on recruiting websites are showing up in actual practice reports. When it comes to picking which freshmen will make an impact in...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak during the year. In order...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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College football season hasn’t begun, but here at Athlon we’re already hard at work in thinking about the 2012-13 basketball season. Believe us, the season will be here before you know it. Every team has questions about the upcoming season, but...
David Fox
1 year ago
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As the college football season draws near, Athlon Sports is making sure fans know exactly when and where to tune in this fall. Here are the Big East's Top 20 must-see football games for the 2012 season: 1. Week 14 (Nov. 29): Louisville at...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.  Defining what is a breakout...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Through the last two weeks, Athlon Sports ranked each coach in the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC along with the top 20 coaches from outside those seven conferences.   The rankings presented a difficult...
David Fox
2 years ago
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Ranking the best of the best in any conference is never an easy task. However, the Big East was perhaps the most difficult BCS league to rank. Rutgers' Khaseem Greene is an Athlon Sports' second-team All-American selection, but there's also a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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