"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

Monday, November 13, 2006

Good or bad, Big East never bigger than now

From the PhillyBurbs.com website, an interesting look at the Big East with their new found football powers and the impact on the small Catholic school members.

Nevertheless, the pressure on the non-football schools and their coaches — on Villanova coach Jay Wright and Marquette's Tom Crean and Seton Hall's new hire, Bobby Gonzalez — is still substantial. For this to work, they have to maintain the competitive balance they achieved last season. Of those eight Big East teams in the NCAAs, four were from I-A football schools, but four weren't.

“If that balance ever got out of whack,” the AD said, “then the football schools might say, "We're carrying the whole load here.' “

Complete article here by Mike Sieleski

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