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Johnny Manziel’s Heisman coronation capped a wild year of college football in 2012 filled with twists, turns and unexpected results. Perhaps we should have known 2012 would be different from previous years when Alabama helped start things off...
David Fox
2 years ago
For another year, the Big East football season almost seemed to be a sidenote. In 2011, charter football members Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia announced their departures as did never-was member TCU. In 2012, Louisville and Rutgers...
David Fox
2 years ago
At the end of college football’s regular season, the focus always shifts to the BCS title and debating the best teams in the nation. However, there’s also the other side of the coin, as the end of the year is a chance to reflect on the worst...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Say this for the Big East: The title chase won’t be without intrigue. Losses by Louisville and Rutgers last week gave Syracuse and Cincinnati a chance to claim shares of the Big East title. Meanwhile, the two teams that scored the upsets --...
David Fox
2 years ago
Rutgers and Pittsburgh will play this week in what’s an important Big East game ... for now. The Scarlet Knights are seeking their first Big East title, and Pittsburgh is looking for a bowl game. After that, it’s off to the ACC for Pittsburgh...
David Fox
2 years ago
College football has been on a wave of non-stop realignment over the last two years, and the dominoes continued to fall with the Big Ten’s addition of Rutgers. Maryland was announced as the Big Ten’s 13th team on Monday, while the Scarlet Knights...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The de facto Big East championship game between Louisville and Rutgers has been established with the Scarlet Knights’ 10-3 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. But that’s not going to be the big topic around the Big East in the two weeks before...
David Fox
2 years ago
As recently as Oct. 20, the Big East had three undefeated teams. Four Saturdays later, all three are sitting with at least one loss. Despite Louisville’s loss to Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, the Big East race likely comes down to the same...
David Fox
2 years ago
The opening of the college basketball season garnered a little more buzz this season, even if some of the key games didn’t go as planned. Even if the aircraft carrier games -- two of which were canceled and one was postponed -- didn’t go off...
David Fox
2 years ago
Louisville keeps rolling along as the Big East’s only undefeated team, but the rest of the conference has serious questions to answer in the final four Saturdays of the season. Cincinnati and USF have new quarterback concerns due to...
David Fox
2 years ago
If Louisville is playing with a chip on its shoulder, Cardinals coach Charlie Strong has to be pleased with the results. Louisville is the lowest ranked undefeated team at No. 11 in the Associated Press top 25, two spots behind a two-loss LSU....
David Fox
2 years ago
Momentum for previously undefeated Cincinnati and Rutgers has been sapped the last two weeks, but the Big East has other teams starting to get hot in recent weeks. Syracuse has won back-to-back games for the first time this season, but a game...
David Fox
2 years ago
Athlon Sports continues its countdown to the start of the 2012-13 basketball season, which begins with the first games on Nov. 9, with a countdown of the nation’s top conferences. We will release one conference preview each day, counting down to...
David Fox
2 years ago
Just two weeks ago, the Big East was basking in the glow of three teams undefeated in October. That number is down to one. Barely. Louisville edged Cincinnati 34-31 in overtime Friday to keep its record unblemished. Rutgers wasn’t so lucky...
David Fox
2 years ago
The three-game round robin between Cincinnati, Louisville and Rutgers may still determine the Big East championship, but some of the luster is gone after the MAC bit the Big East again this season as Toledo upset previously undefeated Cincinnati...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Big East race may still be between three teams, but the race lost its luster less than a week before one of the marquee games of the season for the league. Thank Cincinnati for that. The Big East is down to two undefeated teams as...
David Fox
2 years ago
Here’s the good news for the Big East for the second half of the season: The league has three nationally ranked, undefeated teams in Louisville, Rutgers and Cincinnati who will all face each other in the final month. For a conference struggling...
David Fox
2 years ago
A season can be changed by an injury. In the same way, 10 teams are hoping a key player returning from injury will change their fortunes for 2012-13. Among those players returning from injury include a forward with All-American potential at...
David Fox
2 years ago
At the midpoint of the 2012 season, it's time to take a look at the first half and predict how the second half will turn out in the Big East. First-Half Awards Coach of the Year – Kyle Flood, Rutgers Hired after Greg Schiano unexpectedly...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Big East favorites are well established with Cincinnati, Louisville and Rutgers are vying for the top spot. The middle of the league is a different story. Syracuse’s 14-13 upset of Pittsburgh last week and Temple’s 37-28 upset of USF shook...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Big East continues to battle uncertain times, but at least the league as a bona fide race for the title among three ranked teams. No. 16 Louisville, No. 19 Rutgers and No. 25 Cincinnati are all in the AP poll, giving the Big East three ranked...
David Fox
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago

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