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College basketball: Ranking the American's Coaches for 2013-14

Louisville's Pitino easy pick in grab bag group of AAC coaches
Louisville's Pitino easy pick in grab bag group of AAC coaches

For a conference cobbled together from remnants of the Big East and Conference USA plus one Atlantic 10 program, the American Athletic Conference naturally has a disparate collection of coaches.

In the Big East, Louisville’s Rick Pitino was in the mix with Hall of Famers Jim Boeheim and Jim Calhoun and overachievers like Jamie Dixon and Buzz Williams. In the American, he’s the clear No. 1 coach. His only peer in terms of career coaching achievement is SMU’s Larry Brown, who has coached one season in the college ranks since 1988.

College basketball: The American's top freshmen, transfers and more for 2013-14

We continue our look at the new faces who will shape each conference race
We continue our look at the new faces who will shape each conference race

Most coaches would envy Rick Pitino. Louisville won the national championship and returns every key player other than Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng. Those are major losses, for sure, but the Cardinals may start the season ranked in the top three.

Daily March Madness Tracker: Big East Tournament won't disappoint

Power-packed four games in Big East highlights busy day in conference tournaments
<p> Daily March Madness Tracker: Big East Tournament won't disappoint</p>

Caution employers: Work productivity may be down Thursday and Friday this week and next.

The wild ride continues as college basketball conference tournaments enter their most dramatic phase. Four games in one day in major conferences, championships in the one-bid leagues.

2013 Big East Conference Tournament Preview

Georgetown emerges as the favorite while Villanova and Cincinnati have work to do
<p> 2013 Big East Conference Tournament Preview</p>

March Madness is just getting started as the college basketball season shifts to the conference tournaments. Titles will be won, NCAA Tournament spots will be clinched or lost all over the country. Here’s what to watch in the Big East.

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