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The referees might have succeeded in quieting down Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin when they hit him with a technical during the Bearcats’ 62-43 loss to Georgetown in the Big East quarterfinals Thursday afternoon, but his Irish passion came out in the postgame press conference when asked for his thoughts on the impending Big East breakup.
Cronin got right to the point. “The whole thing is tragic,”...Read more »
Only Rutgers can tease a fan base so much.
It was November 9, 2006 and Rutgers filled their fan base with joy after knocking off No. 3 Louisville.Rutgers radio play-by-play man Chris Carlin called it "Pandemonium in Piscataway".
It appeared to be the first step toward what should’ve been Rutgers’ first Big East title and BCS Bowl berth. Rutgers was 9-0 and appeared to be on...Read more »
Games to Watch
No. 1 Notre Dame (11-0) @ USC (7-4, 5-4 PAC-12), 8 p.m.: Just how important is this game? It probably registers about 100 on the Richter game. First and foremost, a win puts Notre Dame back in the limelight, a place it hasn’t been since the Lou Holtz era. Second, it means dramatic ratings for its TV and radio partners. Finally, pro and anti-Notre Dame chatter will be going back...Read more »
What does Notre Dame joining the ACC mean for Big East football?
The initial news was certainly a shock. And people predicting the end of Big East football are already accepting bows. But it’s a little premature to count out Big East football, at least for now.
Sure, Notre Dame’s basketball programs (men and women) have both thrived. And losing both will hurt the...Read more »