Category Archives: Big East

When life intervenes

You may have noticed that this space has been silent for the past six weeks. Unfortunately, things have happened which have conspired to rob me of the many hours a week I used to have available to put into this blog. I had a Villanova postgame autopsy all put together in my head but was [...]

Coaching. We has it.

There is a reason that Jim Boeheim has won more games than any other coach not named Krwzyzywrzyzski. It’s not that his schedules are loaded with puffery (they’re not, at least no more than your typical powerhouse program). It’s not that he’s able to routinely stack the roster with multiple McDonald’s All-Americans (there have been [...]

Syracuse’s Big East Basketball Schedule

Here it is, plus some commentary:
1/2 Rutgers: nice “warm-up game” to open the season. RU is improving but still not in SU’s weight class.
1/6 @ USF: identical to above, but on the road.
1/9 @ Providence: Final visit to Providence, home of Big East HQ.
1/12 Villanova: Glad their final Dome visit is on a Saturday [...]

Oh come on. AGAIN??

This is getting ridiculous. Syracuse plays what seems like their 86th consecutive nailbiter and somehow they come out on top. Yet again. What else is new.
Remember about halfway through the season when we were all wondering how SU would respond in a close game, because they had been basically blowing everyone out of the [...]

Big East Scoreboard Items Of Note

DePaul 84, Pitt 81
USF 74, Villanova 57 (at the Pavilion no less!)
Both Pitt and Nova are now 0-3 in conference play. In case you forgot, Pitt won the conference last year and was a 1 seed in the NCAAs. I know they lost some key guys from last year but Ashton Gibbs and four rocking [...]

Football killed the basketball star

With today’s official announcement of the defection of West Virginia to the Big 12, there is now one school remaining in the Big East that was part of the original football conference. Ladies and bros, I present the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. (Although who knows, maybe they’ll bring back Temple.) Six original basketball members remain (counting [...]

The ten best lines from Ben Detrick’s article on SU’s future national championship

While most of Syracuse nation remains abuzz over the football team’s unexpected demolishing of West Virginia — and I remain in that state as well — I’m also still reveling in the afterglow of the most entertaining piece of Syracuse basketball writing I’ve come across in years. I’m referring to Ben Detrick’s hilarious, erudite, and [...]

John Marinatto

Kevin Bacon doing his best John Marinatto impression:

there is no silver lining

Josh weighed in below, and I agree with everything he said.  As this space has always been a forum for multiple writers to express their joy, frustration, exuberance, and disappointment with all things Syracuse basketball, I want to take my turn to expand on some of the awfulness that has just occurred.
The first text I [...]

The five stages of ACC grief

I heard the news late Saturday night. I’d been offline and disconnected for the past 48 hours, unable even to watch the USC game, so I had heard none of the inklings, none of the rumors or leaks about the absolute travesty that was made official early this morning. Since the information was dropped on [...]