LOL at the BE locking up MSG...seriously, there were about 100 cincy fans at the game. maybe 1,000 Louisville, 200 Marquette fans. ND had some fans. In 2014 the BET tournament is basically garbage (Louisville will be gone to the B12). What is the marqe game, Uconn vs Gtown? StJ? the BET is one of the best things in college sports and its gone in a year. IF Uconn were to ever elave the Big East it would be a total joke
You have to be the most depressing, pessimistic, sky is falling thing to touch this thread every year.
The Big East is about to lock up MSG for an additional 10 years on top of their current 5 year deal. If you want to mock the new Big East conference its the "in-thing" to do. But my point was that it looks like the Big East will own NYC as their tournament home for the next 15 years. I'm sure there were some Cuse fans and maybe Pitt fans holding out hope that Swoffords talk about revolving to MSG every 2 or 3 years would happen and it won't. It's a legendary basketball arena that is now off their list.
I don't think the Big East's basketball conference is going to be that bad at all. It will obviously miss Cuse greatly, no way around that. And to a lesser extent Pitt although I really think Pitt basketball will be harmed by the move to the ACC. They love to recruit in the NYC hotbed and I wonder if those kids will want to stay closer to home and stay in the BE and play at MSG. Also, Pitt's violent style of play will not sit well with the ACC style of play.
Is it really bad that we're replacing them with Temple and Memphis considering what else is out there? I know they aren't playing in basketball heavyweight conferences but at least they're doing well. Temple is ranked 22/24 in both polls and Memphis is right on the cusp of both polls. Would anyone be completely shocked if one of those teams wins 1 or maybe even 2 games in this year's NCAA tourney? And it doesn't take a genius to realize that they're recruiting and play will pick up once they are officially added to the Big East.
It will take a while for those rivalries to grow with the old BE teams like UConn, Georgetown, St. John's, etc. but I'm not going to just piss all over the conference without giving it a chance to show itself. Notre Dame, Marquette and Cincy are all very good, well coached teams as well.
I'd much rather Cuse and Pitt stay but if we're going to add two bball schools to replace them, temple and memphis are pretty good acquisitions.
Edited by StuckOnYouk, 09 March 2012 - 11:15 AM.