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Big East creating a tournament no one wants

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08:19 AM ET 05.23 | The Big East has expansion fever, too. [Conference] athletic directors and coaches made it clear at Tuesday's league meetings in Florida that they want to continue with an all-school Big East tournament going forward. Now let me make this clear: These guys are insane. Seriously, what's the point? Who needs an 18-team league tournament? Answer: Nobody. But that's exactly what we'll get when Houston, Memphis, SMU, Temple and UCF come aboard. ... Yes, the Big East tournament could theoretically have the same amount of rounds as the main bracket of the NCAA tournament. Yippie! It'll be an event worth ignoring for two days. The motivation behind the suggested move boils down to everybody feeling like they need to be included.

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May 23, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Al-Jazerra is looking to add to their sports portfolio...

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May 23, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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And, one no one will watch either.

sweet jeebus, the big east just needs to pack it up.

May 23, 2012  09:52 AM ET

?????

Nobody shows up or tunes in to anything but the finals of any of the conference tournaments. And even then, the arenas usually seem to be half-full.

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May 23, 2012  10:42 AM ET

If they can find a tv partner why not it is still about one think MONEY.

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May 23, 2012  11:58 AM ET

What is this "Big East" that you speak of?

May 23, 2012  11:58 AM ET
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morons running the show

And that is why Syracuse and Pitsburgh left the conference along with Boston Collage and West Virginia.

May 23, 2012  12:25 PM ET

The Big East should just go away. In football, that is. Just fade away into nothing. It would make it less painful for all of us.

May 23, 2012  12:35 PM ET
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And that is why Syracuse and Pitsburgh left the conference along with Boston Collage and West Virginia.

no, the big east is doing all this because those teams left. college football ruined the best conference in college basketball

May 23, 2012  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

sweet jeebus, the big east just needs to pack it up.

Sure glad we got out...before we got in. lol

May 23, 2012  01:21 PM ET

El Duderino 11: you are right about that. Big East has the best played hoops. Football, not so much.

May 23, 2012  01:58 PM ET

This is asinine. Yep, football rules. They had to expand and take in all these never-gonna-compete schools. Sorry but quantity is not ever going to be greater than quality.

May 23, 2012  02:12 PM ET

The Big East is looking a lot like Conference USA, or worse.

May 23, 2012  02:18 PM ET
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Sure glad we got out...before we got in. lol

Amen to that!

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May 23, 2012  05:09 PM ET

Sweet! They can play this game at the same time as the Big 12 championship at that coveted evening slot.

Been waiting to use my Uverse split screen for something worthwhile.

 
May 23, 2012  07:35 PM ET
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And that is why Syracuse and Pitsburgh left the conference along with Boston Collage and West Virginia.

And exactly why Notre Dame will go there.

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