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Big East Basketball: 5 Things We've Learned So Far

December 4th, 2008
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After a month of play, the Big East has proved it's just as good as any conference in the country.  Several teams have had big wins so far (Seton Hall, Syracuse, and Notre Dame), and the conference currently has an AP-record 8 teams in the top 25.  Other teams have had early upsets though (Louisville, Marquette).  At this point in regular season, it's a little too early to nail down each team's true identity, but there's just enough to start the  conversation.  Some of these points may prove to be true, others may turn out just the opposite.  Whatever does happen, though, i

Big East Coach Ranking: Sweet Sixteen

November 20th, 2008
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The 2008-09 Big East season should bring as much excitement as any.  Commonly regarded as the toughest conference in college basketball, it has the potential to put 9+ teams into the NCAA tournament come March.

 

At the backbone of a great team comes a great coach, and the Big East has plenty of great coaches.  But which coaches are the best?  Let's just say that a well-padded résumé is not enough to give a coach top honors in this conference.

 

New Big East Commissioner: John Marinatto

November 12th, 2008
Big EastThe Story: The Big East conference has named John Marinatto commissioner,  replacing outgoing Mike Tranghese. Tranghese served as the commissioner for 18 years before announcing his retirement in June. Marinatto has served as the senior associate commissioner since 2002.
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NCAA Basketball Conference Ranking: 2008-09

November 4th, 2008
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CHN's 31 conference ranking, including 10 year historical averages based on average RPI finish. For more information on historical RPI averages, check out the Conference Data Page. Links lead to league preview pages.

 

Big East Stats Projection: 08-09

October 31st, 2008
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This is the second of six annual statistical projections of BCS conference starters. The lineups are based on the Starting Fives series of articles released two weeks ago, along with a couple of changes due to recent developments.

 

Writers Picks: 2008-09 BCS Conference Champions

October 29th, 2008
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Writers Predictions: BCS Conference Champions

 

Who will be this year's BCS conference champs? CHN writers take a shot at some predictions.. and the results are mostly you'd expect.

 

Big East Media Poll & All-Conference

October 22nd, 2008
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2008-09 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll

Rank School Pts.

1. Connecticut (9) 214

2. Louisville (3) 205

3. Pittsburgh (3) 200

4. Notre Dame (1) 195

5. Villanova 153

6. Marquette 146

7. Georgetown 141

8. Syracuse 139