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Post Big East breakup chatter

Friday February 22, 2008

The Big East has always been a bit of a Frankenstein conference with its membership changing depending on the season. Dick Weiss has some interesting thoughts about whether the Big East has grown too large for its own good.

Though the scope of the article is mainly about basketball, Weiss speculates than when commissioner Mike Tranghese retires, “we project this league will break up and go back to normal size with the seven football schools — excluding Notre Dame — going in one direction and the eight basketball schools forming their own league”. From a football perspective, you have to wonder what that will mean for emerging football programs at schools like Cincinnati and Connecticut who are enjoying the exposure of playing in a BCS conference as they make a name for themselves. Will a school like UConn be pulled in the direction of football or basketball?

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