Re: Future of Big East Basketball
posted at 12/13/2012 3:03 PM EST
In response to SlimPickensIII's comment:
In response to indians1948's comment:
I doubt if the NCAA has it in its power, but I'd like to see a 12 school limit imposed on conference size. That way, at least in basketball, which is what I mainly care about, teams could play each other twice, home and home, instead of the current unfair, imbalanced schedules.
That would be nice, it wouldn't be the first time the NCAA made a power grab, they'd probably succeed. But they're all about the money, so what does TV want? And that's a scary thought when you watch how TV programmers handle prime time TV now, they really haven't a clue to what they're doing.
My A10 board is all aflutter about impending doom. I guess it comes down to what Xavier wants to do. They have a great AD, so whatever he decides is going to end up being a good move for Xavier. The rest, who knows.
Right now the only real attraction to Xavier would be G'town and Villanova. Maybe Marquette, that's harder to read. The other 4 teams are living in the past, they are not an upgrade. So it then becomes who can Xavier drag along with them to this new BE to make it more appealing? There is room to create a nice 12 team Catholic, and a 12 team A10 that would make everyone happy. The chances of that happening are pretty slim though.
The A10's unbalanced schedules stink. But I always console myself with the thoughts of how the BE does it now, you don't even see some of your teams each year now. If that's not the sign of a conference that is too big, I don't know what is.
indian, I don't know how you stand it around here. These are the most inept trolls in the history of the internet. It's all gibberish. I'm outta here, again, unless something big breaks in the next few days.
Thanks for injecting some sanity into the discussion. It's not just inept, but most of the commentary is insipid and juvenile. I know that Dave Gavitt was wary of an all-Catholic conference when he organized the Big East, so he included Syracuse and UConn. I don't know what he would think of a 12 team all-Catholic basketball conference today, but if I were in charge, here are my conferences:
Big East Basketball: Creighton, Dayton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. Joe's, St. John's, St. Louis, Seton Hall, Villanova, Xavier.
A-12: B.C., Cincinnati, Louisville, Penn St., Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, UConn, UMass, Va. Tech, West Virginia.