"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Future so bright, gotta wear shades

With apologies to Austin-based Timbuk-3, the headline captures the essence of Mike DeCourcy's latest blog over at TSN. While many Big East wannabes anxiously await the demise of the league, DeCourcy posits that "the supersized hybrid Big East -- with some programs that emphasize football, some that dabble in it and some that don't play the game at all -- is going to endure. That may be the best thing for the future of college basketball."

I'd imagine some of our football-playing conference friends might disagree with this premise. While there's nothing particularly revealing in DeCourcy's blog, he convincingly restates strengths of the current Big East - - - exclusively in basketball terms. It's a simpler argument, but not complete. Let's face it, the Big East must remain a viable BCS football participant to remain in good health -- and right now, that's also the case.

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