Big East prediction: what to expect from XU’s new conference

By: Kyle Isaacs The inaugural season of the new Big East promises surprising results, intriguing new rivalries and a plethora of exciting intra-conference matchups. This new basketball- centric conference will feature schools with impressive basketball resumes and universities with emerging basketball programs. The combination of these two types of teams will enhance the league’s reputation and provide excellent competition during the conference season. Led by head coach Buzz Williams, Marquette University is the early favorite to secure the league title by experts across the nation. The Golden Eagles return one of the biggest space-eaters in the league in Davante Gardner, … Continue reading Big East prediction: what to expect from XU’s new conference

Big East key players and teams

By: Danny O’Malley After the many rumors of Xavier University joining the Big East proved to be true, XU finds itself among college basketball’s elite in its new conference. As the Big East logo gets painted on the court, placed on Xavier T-shirts and marketed across campus and the Cincinnati area, the Xavier community is eager to see the new set of basketball talent in the 2013-14 season. The conference now consists of Xavier, Butler, St. John’s, Georgetown, Villanova, Creighton, DePaul, Providence, Marquette and Seton Hall. When it comes to examining the teams with the best talent in the league, … Continue reading Big East key players and teams