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Big East Men's Basketball Tournament From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Big East Men's Basketball Tournament determines the Big East Conference champion and the winner of the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Since 1983 the tournament has been held in Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York. Since the 2006 tournament, only the top 12 teams in the conference were eligible to compete because of the recent expansion to 16 teams. The top 4 teams from the regular season earned a bye in the first round of the tournament. The tournament is the longest running conference tournament at any one site in all of college basketball. It is also the only tournament that has every single game carried on national TV by ESPN and ESPN2. Starting in 2005, all 11 games have been carried in high-definition. Starting in 2009, the tournament will expand to include all 16 of the conference's teams. The teams finishing 9 through 16 in the regular season standings will play first round games, while teams 5 through 8 will receive a bye to the second round. The top 4 teams during the regular season will receive a bye to the quarterfinals.
Contents 1 Seeding the Big East Conference Tournament: Rules and Tiebreakers 2 Previous Tournaments 2.1 History of the Tournament Finals 3 Performance By School 4 References Seeding the Big East Conference Tournament: Rules and Tiebreakers The twelve seeds in the Big East tournament are linked to teams' overall conference records. Non-conference games are not a factor. The team with the overall best record in the conference is seeded "1", the next best conference record "2", and so on. Ties are broken using an elaborate set of tiebreaker rules promulgated by the Big East conference.  Generally, teams with the same conference records are then analyzed in their head-to-head matchups.
The team with the better head-to-head record gets the higher seed. If the teams have equal head-to-head records, the tied teams' records are analyzed against the next best conference team. Previous Tournaments Jeff Green of the Georgetown Hoyas attempts to pass during the 2007 Big East Championship game against the Pitt Panthers. History of the Tournament Finals Year Winner Score Opponent Venue 1980 Georgetown Hoyas 87-81 Syracuse Orangemen Providence Civic Center (Providence, RI) 1981 Syracuse Orangemen 83-80 OT Villanova Wildcats Carrier Dome (Syracuse, NY) 1982 Georgetown Hoyas 72-54 Villanova Wildcats Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT) 1983 St. John's Redmen 85-77 Boston College Eagles Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1984 Georgetown Hoyas 82-71 OT Syracuse Orangemen Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1985 Georgetown Hoyas 92-80 St. John's Redmen Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1986 St. John's Redmen 70-69 Syracuse Orangemen Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1987 Georgetown Hoyas 69-59 Syracuse Orangemen Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1988 Syracuse Orangemen 85-68 Villanova Wildcats Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1989 Georgetown Hoyas 88-79 Syracuse Orangemen Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1990 Connecticut Huskies 78-65 Syracuse Orangemen Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1991 Seton Hall Pirates 74-62 Georgetown Hoyas Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1992 Syracuse Orangemen 56-54 Georgetown Hoyas Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
1993 Seton Hall Pirates 103-70 Syracuse Orangemen Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1994 Providence Friars 74-64 Georgetown Hoyas Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1995 Villanova Wildcats 94-78 Connecticut Huskies Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1996 Connecticut Huskies 75-74 Georgetown Hoyas Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1997 Boston College Eagles 70-58 Villanova Wildcats Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1998 Connecticut Huskies 69-64 Syracuse Orangemen Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 1999 Connecticut Huskies 82-63 St. John's Red Storm Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2000 St. John's Red Storm 80-70 Connecticut Huskies Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2001 Boston College Eagles 79-57 Pittsburgh Panthers Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2002 Connecticut Huskies 74-65 OT Pittsburgh Panthers Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2003 Pittsburgh Panthers 74-56 Connecticut Huskies Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2004 Connecticut Huskies 61-58 Pittsburgh Panthers Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2005 Syracuse Orange 68-59 West Virginia Mountaineers Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2006 Syracuse Orange 69-61 Pittsburgh Panthers Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2007 Georgetown Hoyas 65-42 Pittsburgh Panthers Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) 2008 Pittsburgh Panthers 74-65 Georgetown Hoyas Madison Square Garden (New York, NY) Performance By School Club Winners Winning Years Georgetown 7 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2007 Connecticut 6 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004 Syracuse 5 1981, 1988, 1992, 2005, 2006 St. John's 3 1983, 1986, 2000 Seton Hall 2 1991, 1993 Pittsburgh 2 2003, 2008 Boston College 2 1997, 2001 Providence 1 1994 Villanova 1 1995 TOTAL 29 References "Big East tournament expands to 16 teams", United Press International (November 7, 2007).
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Big East ConferenceFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Big East Conference Established: 1979 NCAA Division I FBS Members 17 (full: 16; associate: 1) Sports fielded 23 (men's: 10; women's: 13) Region Eastern United States Headquarters Providence, RI Commissioner Mike Tranghese (since 1990) Website http://www.bigeast.org/ Locations The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. The conference's 17 members (16 full-time and 1 associate member) participate in 23 NCAA sports. Eight of the seventeen conference schools are football members and the Big East competes as a BCS conference in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the top level of NCAA competition in that sport (also known by its former designation: Division I-A). Three members have football programs but are not Big East football schools: Georgetown and Villanova compete in the Football Championship Subdivision and Notre Dame plays as an FBS independent. In football the Big East has re-emerged as an elite conference going 3-0 in BCS bowl games (Louisville once, West Virginia twice) since being re-built and at full-strength.
The Big East has also had all 8 of their members play in bowl games since re-alignment and have had 7 of their 8 teams in the Top 25 since 2003. The last 3 years the Big East has seen the emergence of new national players (South Florida rising as high as #2, Rutgers as high as #7, Connecticut as high as #13 and Cincinnati as high as #15). Big East football has also seen an increase in attendance and is enjoying a new, quarter of a billion dollar plus television package that lasts through 2013. Left for dead after the departure of Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College, the Big East, arguably, enjoys its greatest success both in football, basketball, television package and financially. In basketball, teams currently in the Big East account for 40 all time Final Four appearances and 10 National Championships, numbers only surpassed by the Big Ten and Pac-10 respectively. Of the Big East's 16 full members, 15 (or 93%) have been to the Final Four, by far the most of any conference. The only full member that has never been to the Final Four is South Florida. The Big East set the record for the most teams sent to the NCAA Tournament by a single conference in 2006, with eight. The conference tied its own record again in 2008.
Contents 1 About The League 1.1 Commissioners 2 Members 2.1 Associate Members 2.2 Former Members 3 Basketball 4 Football 5 Conference facilities 6 Rivalries 7 Realignment 8 Conference Champions by year 9 See also 10 External links 11 References About The League The Big East was founded in 1979 when Providence, St. John's, Georgetown, and Syracuse invited Seton Hall, Connecticut, and Boston College to form a conference primarily focused on basketball. Villanova joined a year later in 1980 and Pittsburgh joined in 1982. Big East regents rejected Penn State's application for admission into the Big East in 1982, since the conference at that time was only focused on basketball. Almost a decade later the Big East was serious about becoming a major football conference and added five schools, including four-time champion Miami, Temple, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Rutgers. Penn State joined the Big Ten Conference. The inaugural Big East football season was launched in 1991.  West Virginia and Rutgers were football-only members until 1995, Virginia Tech was a football-only member until 2001, with Temple remaining a football-only member until consistently failing to attract enough fan support and vacating its membership in 2004. Notre Dame was also offered a non-football membership as of 1995. Big East Sports Offered Baseball Women's and Men's Basketball Women's and Men's Cross Country Football Field Hockey Women's and Men's Golf Men's Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse Women's Rowing Women's and Men's Soccer Softball Women's and Men's Swimming & Diving Women's and Men's Tennis Women's and Men's Indoor & Outdoor Track Volleyball This led to an unusual structure since not all members of the conference competed in Division I-A (now FBS) football.
This had long led to rumors of instability, and in 2003, ongoing press reports of tensions between the football schools and the basketball schools finally exploded into a months-long public tug-of-war between the Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference over several Big East members. The end result was that three Big East schools — Virginia Tech, Miami and Boston College — moved to the ACC, while five teams moved to the Big East from Conference USA — Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida, Marquette, and DePaul. For more details on this topic, see Realignment. The addition of the three football schools, along with Big East non-football member Connecticut moving up to the Big East football conference, ensured that the league would keep the minimum eight teams needed to keep its BCS bid. In addition two traditional basketball teams, DePaul and Marquette, were added to gain the Chicago and Milwaukee TV markets and help the already solid basketball status of the conference. The Big East currently represents the majority of the large, athletically competitive private Catholic schools, with public schools Pittsburgh, Louisville, Rutgers, South Florida, and Cincinnati also being located in areas with large Catholic communities. Five of the founding seven schools are Catholic schools — Providence, St. John's, Georgetown, Seton Hall, and Boston College. In January 2006, Loyola College was added as an associate member in the sport of women's lacrosse.
 Big East schools compete in Division I in basketball and Olympic sports. Football members of the conference participate in Division I FBS. Notre Dame remains an FBS independent, while Georgetown and Villanova have Division I FCS (formerly I-AA) football programs. Georgetown football competes in the Patriot League. Villanova competed in the Atlantic Ten through the 2006 season, but along with all other members of the A-10 football conference joined the new football conference launched by the Colonial Athletic Association in 2007. An interesting note is that the 8 schools which play football in the conference are all state-supported (or in the case of Pittsburgh, state-related) with the exception of Syracuse (a private but secular institution), whereas the 8 schools that do not play football in the conference are all affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Beginning in 2010, the Big East will sponsor a Men's Lacrosse League. Commissioners Dave Gavitt: 1979-1990 Mike Tranghese: 1990-present Members The full member institutions of the Big East are: Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Football Member Year Joined Nickname
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 1819 Public 36,518 Yes 2005 Bearcats $ 1,185,000,000 University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut 1881 Public 28,411 Yes 1979 Huskies $ 336,000,000 DePaul University Chicago, Illinois 1898 Private/Catholic 23,570 No 2005 Blue Demons $ 344,000,000 Georgetown University Washington, D.C. 1789 Private/Catholic 13,612 No* 1979 Hoyas $ 1,000,000,000 University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1798 Public 21,689 Yes 2005 Cardinals $ 796,000,000 Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1881 Private/Catholic 11,510 No 2005 Golden Eagles $ 301,000,000
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana 1842 Private/Catholic 11,415 No* 1995 Fighting Irish $ 6,500,000,000
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1787 Public/State-Related 32,105 Yes 1982 Panthers $ 2,200,000,000
Providence College Providence, Rhode Island 1917 Private/Catholic 3,648 No 1979 Friars $ 117,000,000 Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey 1766 Public 34,696 Yes 1995 Scarlet Knights $ 654,000,000 St. John's University Queens, New York 1870 Private/Catholic 19,813 No 1979 Red Storm $ 500,000,000 Seton Hall University South Orange, New Jersey 1856 Private/Catholic 9,700 No 1979 Pirates $ 221,000,000 University of South Florida Tampa, Florida 1956 Public 40,261 Yes 2005 Bulls $ 388,000,000
Syracuse University Syracuse, New York 1870 Private/Non-sectarian 18,247 Yes 1979 Orange $ 1,100,000,000
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania 1842 Private/Catholic 9,500 No* 1980 Wildcats $ 335,000,000 West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia 1867 Public 28,113 Yes 1995 Mountaineers $ 430,000,000
 * = These schools sponsor football programs outside of the Big East Conference (see above) Associate Members Institution Location Conference Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Sport Endowment Loyola College in Maryland Baltimore, Maryland MAAC Private/Catholic 3,501 Greyhounds Women's lacrosse $143,000,000 Former Members Institution Affiliation Years Current Conference Boston College Full member 1979-2005 ACC Temple University Football only 1991-2004 A-10, MAC (football) University of Miami Full member 1991-2004 ACC Virginia Tech Football only Full member 1991-1999 2000-2004 ACC Basketball 2006-2007 Average Men's Basketball Attendance School Average Attendance Syracuse 21,488 Louisville 18,488 Marquette 15,345 Connecticut 13,012 Pittsburgh 11,611 Villanova 10,706 DePaul 10,551 Georgetown 10,441 West Virginia 9,649 Notre Dame 9,027 Cincinnati 8,831 Providence 8,410 St. John's 6,920 Seton Hall 6,636 Rutgers 5,453 USF 3,852 See also: Big East Men's Basketball Tournament The Big East was founded by seven charter schools in 1979 (Providence, St. John's, Georgetown, Syracuse, Seton Hall, UConn, and Boston College) with the intent of creating a powerhouse basketball conference. Villanova joined the following year, followed by Pittsburgh in 1982. It wouldn't take long for the conference to meet its original aim, with Georgetown, led by senior Sleepy Floyd and freshman Patrick Ewing, making the NCAA Championship Game (losing to the James Worthy-led North Carolina Tar Heels, who sported a freshman Michael Jordan). Just two years later in 1984 Georgetown won the Big East's first NCAA basketball championship with a victory over the University of Houston. The following year three Big East teams (Villanova, St. John's, and Georgetown) all advanced to the Final Four, culminating in Villanova's stunning championship game victory over the heavily-favored Hoyas. The conference's 1985 success was nearly duplicated in 1987, when Syracuse and a surprising Providence College both made the Final Four, followed by the Orangemen's narrow loss to Indiana University in the tournament final. Two years later, the Seton Hall Pirates also advanced to the NCAA Championship Game, but were defeated by the University of Michigan Wolverines in an overtime heartbreaker.
Team Championships Final Fours Louisville 2 8 Cincinnati 2 6 Connecticut 2 2 Georgetown 1 5 Syracuse 1 in the tournament era, 2 pre-tournament era 4 Marquette 1 3 Villanova 1 3 Providence ~ 2 Seton Hall ~ 1 West Virginia ~ 1 Pittsburgh 2 Helms National Championships (1928, 1930) 1 DePaul 1 1 Rutgers ~ 1 St. John's 1 Helms National Championship (1911) 2 Notre Dame ~ 1 Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Georgetown and St. John's were the primary powers in the conference. Led by John Thompson Jr., Thompson was named three times as the conference Coach of the Year,  they won five regular season conference championships, six Big East Tournaments, and were invited to the NCAA Tournament every year during that period, winning in 1984. St. John's was led by Lou Carnesecca he won the National Coach of the Year honor in 1983 and 1985. He led the Redmen (now the Red Storm) to the 1985 Final 4, and post-season appearances every year in his 24 year run. He had an all time record at St. John's of 526-200. UConn won a national championship under Jim Calhoun in 1999. Syracuse won a title under Jim Boeheim in 2003, and UConn with Calhoun again in 2004. Georgetown, now coached by Thompson's son John III, made the 2007 Final Four. The conference got a record eight teams into the NCAA Men's Tournament in 2006 and matched their own record in 2008. The conference has a number of former players currently playing in the National Basketball Association with some of the most recent being Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Ryan Gomes, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Emeka Okafor, Carmelo Anthony, Troy Murphy, Hakim Warrick, Randy Foye, Kyle Lowry, Rudy Gay, Marcus Williams, Hilton Armstrong, Josh Boone, Samuel Dalembert, Charlie Villanueva, Ron Artest and Aaron Gray.
Big East women's basketball is nearly as powerful as the conference's men's programs. UConn coach Geno Auriemma has led the women's team to five national championships (including four between 2000 and 2004) and two undefeated seasons (1995 and 2002). UConn set the record for longest winning streak in all of NCAA women's basketball history with a 70 game winning streak stretching from 2001-2003. This streak was ended in 2003 when Villanova beat UConn for the Big East tournament title, in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in women's basketball (Villanova would go on to reach the Elite Eight that year). Under the strength of the UConn program, and to a lesser extent Boston College, 2007 national runner-up Rutgers, and 2001 national champion Notre Dame, the Big East has emerged as one of the major powers in women's college basketball. Football This section does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
(January 2007) 2007 Average Football Attendance School Average Attendance West Virginia 60,400 USF 53,170 Rutgers 43,663 Louisville 39,881 Connecticut 38,205 Syracuse 35,009 Pittsburgh 33,315 Cincinnati 30,246 Big East Conference Average 41,736 Big East began football during the 1991-1992 season with the addition of Miami and was a founding member of the Bowl Championship Series. The league obtained immediate legitimacy with the addition of powerhouse Miami. In the league's first years the University of Miami dominated, winning nine of the first thirteen championships and two national championships in 1991 and 2001. Virginia Tech also did well, winning the conference in 1995 and 1996 and earning a number 2 national ranking in 1999. West Virginia and Syracuse were the only other teams to win conference titles during the league's original alignment. The conference experienced a major reconstruction when Miami and Virginia Tech left for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004, followed by Boston College in 2005. Initially, Syracuse University was in place to make the jump instead of Virginia Tech, but in 2003, the governor of Virginia put pressure on the ACC to ensure that Virginia Tech was taken over Syracuse. Syracuse was left to remain in the Big East. The universities that replaced them were Louisville, USF and Cincinnati from Conference USA. The league also invited the University of Connecticut to play football a year earlier than planned. At about this time, the BCS announced that it would adjust the automatic bids granted to its six founding conferences based on results from 2004-07, and that there would be five, six, or seven such bids starting in 2008.
The obvious inference was that soon the Big East might lose its bid, and the Mountain West might gain one. The conference’s fortunes improved in 2005. The three new teams from Conference USA began play that year, restoring the league to eight teams. West Virginia won the conference title, defeated SEC champion Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, and finished 11-1 and finished #5 in the AP poll. Newcomer Louisville also ranked in the top 20. Another former member for football only was Temple. Unlike other football only members in the past, they did not gain full membership in the Big East - due to objections from crosstown rivals Villanova (who do not play football in the Big East). After 14 seasons of mostly poor performance, Temple was kicked out of the conference following the 2004 season. They currently play football in the Mid-American Conference (for that sport only), and are the first school to leave a BCS conference to later join a non-BCS conference. In 2006, West Virginia, Louisville, and Rutgers all entered November undefeated. However, they did not stay that way, as in a trio of exciting games over the next month, Louisville defeated West Virginia 44-34, Rutgers defeated Louisville 28-25, and West Virginia defeated Rutgers 41-39 in three overtimes. Rutgers’ resurgence after a century of mostly futile play was a national story, but Louisville won the conference title in the end. In bowl action, the Big East went 5-0, including an Orange Bowl victory for Louisville over Wake Forest and a win by West Virginia over Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl. In 2007, USF, rose to #2 in the BCS rankings. They lost their next three games, however, to drop out of the rankings. They eventually finished the season #21 in the final BCS polls. The Connecticut Huskies, getting as high as #13, and West Virginia remained in the top 25. Cincinnati also rose as high as #15 in the rankings eventually finishing the season with 10 wins and a #17 ranking. Connecticut lost subsequent games and dropped substantially in the rankings.
On the final day of the season, Pittsburgh upset #2 WVU 13-9 in the 100th edition of the Backyard Brawl to give the Huskies a share of the conference championship, while WVU was stopped on the doorstep of the BCS National Championship Game. In bowl games, WVU upset the Big 12 Champion Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, despite having lost their highly touted coach, Rich Rodriguez to Michigan less than a month before the game. Conference facilities School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Cincinnati Nippert Stadium 35,097 Fifth Third Arena 13,176 Connecticut Rentschler Field 40,000 Gampel Pavilion XL Center 10,167 16,294 DePaul non-football school Allstate Arena (men) Sullivan Athletic Center (women) 18,500 3,000 Georgetown see Patriot League1 Verizon Center (men) McDonough Gymnasium (women) 20,600 2,500 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium 2 42,000 Freedom Hall 18,865 Marquette non-football school Bradley Center (men) Al McGuire Center (women) 18,717 4,000 Notre Dame see Division I-FBS independents1 Edmund P. Joyce Center 11,418 Pittsburgh Heinz Field 65,050 Petersen Events Center 12,508 Providence non-football school Dunkin' Donuts Center (men) Alumni Hall (women) 12,993 2,603 Rutgers Rutgers Stadium 6 42,000 Louis Brown Athletic Center (The RAC) 8,000 St. John's non-football school Madison Square Garden (some men games) & Carnesecca Arena (men & women) 3 19,522 6,008 Seton Hall non-football school Prudential Center (men) Walsh Gymnasium (women) 18,000 2,600 USF Raymond James Stadium 65,000 USF Sun Dome 11,324 Syracuse Carrier Dome 49,262 Carrier Dome 5 33,000 Villanova see Colonial Athletic Association1 Wachovia Center The Pavilion 4 21,600 6,500 West Virginia Mountaineer Field 60,000 WVU Coliseum 14,000 Notes: 1 Football stadiums for Georgetown, Notre Dame, and Villanova are not "conference facilities" as those universities are not members of Big East Football. 2 The University of Louisville is in the process of a $63 million expansion of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to 63,600 and constructing a new $350 million downtown waterfront arena that will seat 23,500. Both projects are funded and expected to be complete by 2010.
3 St. John's men generally play their Big East home schedule in Madison Square Garden and their non-conference home schedule on campus at Carnesecca Arena. In 2005-06, St. John's played only one non-conference game at MSG and one Big East game on campus. 4 For certain high-profile home games, Villanova uses the Wachovia Center, and previously used the Wachovia Spectrum. In 2005-06, Villanova played three home games at the Wachovia Center and the rest on campus at The Pavilion. In 2006, the Wachovia Center was also a first-round site for the NCAA Tournament. Under NCAA rules, a venue is not considered a home court unless a school plays four or more regular-season games there; this enabled Villanova to play its first two tournament games at the Wachovia Center (but Villanova was not considered the host school for that sub-region — the Atlantic 10 Conference was). This situation will apply again in 2009 when the Wachovia Center was announced as a first/second round site to be hosted by Saint Joseph's University. 5 For Syracuse basketball games in the Carrier Dome, the court is laid out on one end of the field and stands are erected beside it. This makes the Carrier Dome the largest on-campus venue for college basketball in the nation. 6 Late in 2006, Rutgers added approximately 3000 temporary end zone seats that remained for the 2007 season (total 45,000). In 2008, Rutgers began a stadium expansion project which is expected to increase capacity to over 55,000 seats and add luxury and club seats. The premium seating is projected to be ready for the 2008 season and the additional 12,000 end zone seats are expected for the 2009 season.
The stadium is also expected to receive a new name as part of the financing package depends on a name sponsorship. Rivalries Main article: Big East rivalries Realignment In 2003 the Big East was put on watch as the ACC announced plans to expand from nine teams to twelve which under NCAA rules would have enabled them to hold a special conference championship football game. Miami, Syracuse, and BC were rumored to be the three schools under consideration, and all three met with officials from the ACC regarding membership. At the same time, the Big East itself was contemplating its future. It was later revealed that Miami had been dissatisfied with the Big East and its leadership since a formal letter of complaint was issued by Miami to Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese in 1999. Their issues went unresolved, leading to Miami's interest in the ACC — a league which had been pursuing the college football superpower since the mid-1990s, at the request of football-oriented Florida State, Clemson and Georgia Tech. Those schools were concerned with the balance of power in the ACC, which they viewed as tilted towards "Tobacco Road", the nickname given to the four North Carolina ACC schools and their nationally prominent basketball programs. Led by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, UConn and the "remaining" football schools (Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia) filed two lawsuits, one against the ACC, and the other against Miami and BC, accusing them of improper disclosure of confidential information and of conspiring to weaken the Big East. Syracuse was not named as a defendant in part because they never made public comments about the ongoing situation. Talks with Syracuse indicated that it would likely leave the Big East. But doubts arose when Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim publicly expressed his disapproval of a conference change, even as Syracuse and ACC officials proceeded with the formalities of official campus visits. Miami and Boston College were unwavering in their interest in the ACC, and Virginia Tech made it clear that they had long wanted to join the ACC. Finally, in a last-minute about-face, due in large measure to political pressure applied by Mark Warner, Governor of Virginia, the ACC replaced Syracuse with Virginia Tech in its expansion vote. Things became even more surprising when, reached by phone at a conference in Switzerland, then-N.C. State Chancellor Marye Anne Fox cast a last-minute "no" vote against BC. As a result, the ACC extended invitations only to Miami and Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech immediately accepted the invitation and filed court papers to get themselves out of the awkward position of suing their new conference. Miami, stunned by the outcome of the vote, delayed their acceptance until the last possible day. Miami President Donna Shalala explained the delay stating "We had numbers on BC-Virginia Tech. We had done numbers on Miami alone. But we had not anticipated that Virginia Tech and Miami would be the only two invitees." The remaining four plaintiffs removed BC from the list of defendants and asked both BC and Syracuse to join their suit. Both declined. Leaked minutes of Big East meetings have shed light on the confusing process surrounding the defection of three of its members.
At a summer meeting of the "football schools", following the announced departures of Miami and Virginia Tech, discussion among the Presidents and Athletic Directors of the remaining schools focused on a potential split into two conferences; an all-sports conference including football, and a second conference focused primarily on basketball. The idea of a 16-team superconference of both basketball and football schools was discussed, as was merging with Conference USA. Minutes of a July 9, 2003 meeting of presidents and athletic directors held before any detailed review of the conference's options show that Syracuse Athletic Director Jake Crouthamel and BC Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo went on record indicating they would resign their positions if the Big East expanded to 16 teams. In response to a proposal for the establishment of a binding agreement among the six schools with a $5 million exit fee and 27-month notice requirement. Meanwhile, the Big East presidents agreed to meet with and possibly extend invitations to Penn State and Notre Dame. However, neither school showed interest in joining the conference. The minutes show the presidents unanimously voted to support an eventual conference invitation for the University of Louisville, and to begin due diligence on Louisville and other proposed new members. Several models for a new conference were discussed; and it was decided that the football schools would explore separating from the basketball-only schools to establish an 8-team all-sports conference. The presidents and athletic directors described the breakup of the football and basketball schools as "inevitable". Additional meetings of the football conference members occurred between July and October 2003. In the course of those meetings it was realized that the break-up scenario would not be feasible because the new football conference would lose its automatic NCAA basketball tournament berth and possibly its BCS] bid, as well as the Big East name. Further, the football schools had not been together long enough to satisfy certain NCAA rules. At a Big East meeting in Newark, New Jersey, New Jersey on October 1, 2003 after a discussion of Notre Dame's concerns for stability, BC president Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., addressed rumors surrounding BC's intentions toward the Big East. Fr. Leahy conceded that BC might indeed be leaving the conference and he would determine how genuine the ACC's reported interest in having any school as a 12th member. He stated he could not agree to an exit penalty larger than the already agreed to $5,000,000. It was decided that the conference would add additional football and basketball schools and continue in its existing structure until such time as the football schools could establish their own conference. Unhappy with the vote on the future structure of the conference, the administration of BC continued discussions with the ACC, which was still looking for a 12th member. Speculation that Chancellor Fox, a Notre Dame trustee, cast her initial vote against BC so that the ACC might consider extending membership to Notre Dame was fueled by press accounts reporting that a bid to the Fighting Irish was imminent. But in mid-October 2003, the ACC voted unanimously to invite BC to be its twelfth member, although because of timing issues BC was not able to compete in the ACC until the 2005-2006 season.
When BC accepted they were returned to the lawsuit still pending against Miami by several Big East schools. After expansion, Jake Crouthamel retired as athletic director at Syracuse. In response to losing three football programs, the Big East extended invitations to five schools from Conference USA in order to replenish their football ranks and to create a 16-team basketball superconference. The schools that left Conference USA on July 1, 2005 for the Big East are: University of Cincinnati DePaul University (non-football school) University of Louisville Marquette University (non-football school) University of South Florida The fallout from the Conference USA realignment instigated a chain reaction of conference realignments that affected the WAC, MAC, Sun Belt, Mountain West, and Atlantic Ten Conferences. At the same time, the UConn Huskies completed their leap to Division I-A football and became a full member of the conference in 2004, resulting in their first-ever bowl bid. Conference Champions by year Year Men's B-ball Regular Season Champion Men's B-ball Tournament Champion Women's B-ball Regular Season Champion Women's B-ball Tournament Champion Football Champion 1979/80 Georgetown/St. John's/Syracuse Georgetown 1980/81 Boston College Syracuse 1981/82 Villanova Georgetown 1982/83 Boston College/St. John's/Villanova St. John's Providence/St. John's St. John's 1983/84 Georgetown Georgetown Pittsburgh/Villanova Pittsburgh 1984/85 St. John's Georgetown St. John's/Villanova St. John's 1985/86 St. John's/Syracuse St. John's Providence Providence 1986/87 Georgetown/Pittsburgh/Syracuse Georgetown Villanova Villanova 1987/88 Pittsburgh Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse 1988/89 Georgetown Georgetown Connecticut Connecticut 1989/90 Connecticut/Syracuse Connecticut Connecticut/Providence Connecticut 1990/91 Syracuse Seton Hall Connecticut Connecticut 1991/92 Georgetown/St. John's/Seton Hall Syracuse Miami Miami Miami 1992/93 Seton Hall Seton Hall Georgetown/Miami Georgetown Miami 1993/94 Connecticut Providence Connecticut Connecticut West Virginia 1994/95 Connecticut Villanova Connecticut Connecticut Miami 1995/96 Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Virginia Tech/Miami 1996/97 Boston College/Villanova Boston College Connecticut Connecticut Virginia Tech/Miami/Syracuse 1997/98 Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Syracuse 1998/99 Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut/Rutgers Connecticut Syracuse† 1999/00 Syracuse/Miami St. John's Connecticut Connecticut Virginia Tech† 2000/01 Boston College (east)/Notre Dame (west) Boston College Connecticut/Notre Dame Connecticut Miami† 2001/02 Connecticut (east)/Pittsburgh (west) Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Miami† 2002/03 Syracuse (east)/Pittsburgh (west) Pittsburgh Connecticut Villanova Miami† 2003/04 Pittsburgh Connecticut Connecticut Boston College Miami†/West Virginia 2004/05 Boston College/Connecticut Syracuse Rutgers Connecticut Pittsburgh†/West Virginia/Boston College/Syracuse 2005/06 Connecticut/Villanova Syracuse Rutgers Connecticut West Virginia† 2006/07 Georgetown Georgetown Connecticut Rutgers Louisville† 2007/08 Georgetown Pittsburgh Connecticut Connecticut West Virginia†/Connecticut †Received the Conference's BCS (or Alliance Bowl) berth Source: See also Big East Baseball Tournament External links Official Site of the Big East Conference Un-Official Site of the Big East Conference WVMountaineerSports Your Source for WVU Mountaineers Football and Basketball References Big East Football: A Big Folly? About the Big East http://www.bigeast.org/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/010306aaa.html BIG EAST Announces the Formation of Men’s Lacrosse League for 2010 Season - BIG EAST Conference Athletics Facts about the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, University of Cincinnati, .
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Retrieved on 2008-04-01. NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Conferences Atlantic Coast Conference * · Big 12 Conference * · Big East Conference * · Big Ten Conference * · Conference USA · Mid-American Conference · Mountain West Conference · Pacific-10 Conference * · Southeastern Conference * · Sun Belt Conference · Western Athletic Conference · Independents * Conference champion receives an automatic BCS bid Big East Conference Football Cincinnati (Bearcats) • Connecticut (Huskies) • Louisville (Cardinals) • Pittsburgh (Panthers) • Rutgers (Scarlet Knights) • South Florida (Bulls) • Syracuse (Orange) • West Virginia (Mountaineers) Non-Football DePaul (Blue Demons) • Georgetown (Hoyas*) • Marquette (Golden Eagles) • Notre Dame (Fighting Irish*) • Providence (Friars) • St. John's (Red Storm) • Seton Hall (Pirates) • Villanova (Wildcats*) * These schools field football teams outside of the Big East Football stadiums of the Big East Conference Carrier Dome (Syracuse) • Heinz Field (Pittsburgh) • Mountaineer Field (West Virginia) • Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati) • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (Louisville) • Raymond James Stadium (South Florida) • Rentschler Field (Connecticut) • Rutgers Stadium (Rutgers) Current Basketball Arenas in the Big East Alumni Hall (Providence women) • Allstate Arena (DePaul men) • Bradley Center (Marquette men) • Carnesecca Arena (St. John's) • Carrier Dome (Syracuse) • Dunkin' Donuts Center (Providence men) • Fifth Third Arena (Cincinnati) • Freedom Hall (Louisville) • Gampel Pavilion (Connecticut) • Joyce Center (Notre Dame) • Louis Brown Athletic Center (Rutgers) • Madison Square Garden (St. John's men) • McDonough Gymnasium (Georgetown women) • McGuire Center (Marquette women) • The Pavilion (Villanova) • Petersen Events Center (Pittsburgh) • Prudential Center (Seton Hall men) • Sullivan Athletic Center (DePaul women) • USF Sun Dome (South Florida) • Verizon Center (Georgetown men) • Wachovia Center (Villanova) • Walsh Gymnasium (Seton Hall women) • WVU Coliseum (West Virginia) • XL Center (Connecticut)
Current head men's basketball coaches of the Big East Conference Mick Cronin (Cincinnati) · Jim Calhoun (Connecticut) · Jerry Wainwright (DePaul) · John Thompson III (Georgetown) · Rick Pitino (Louisville) · Vacant (Marquette) · Mike Brey (Notre Dame) · Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh) · Keno Davis (Providence) · Fred Hill (Rutgers) · Norm Roberts (St. John's) · Bobby Gonzalez (Seton Hall) · Stan Heath (South Florida) · Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) · Jay Wright (Villanova) · Bob Huggins (West Virginia) Marching bands of the Big East University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands (Cincinnati) • University of Connecticut Marching Band (Connecticut) • University of Louisville Marching Band (Louisville) • University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching Band (Pittsburgh) • Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights (Rutgers) • Herd of Thunder (South Florida) • Syracuse University "Pride of the Orange" Marching Band (Syracuse) • Mountaineer Marching Band (West Virginia)
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Atlantic 10 Conference Charlotte - Bobby Lutz Dayton - Brian Gregory Duquesne - Ron Everhart Fordham - Dereck Whittenburg George Washington - Karl Hobbs La Salle - John Giannini Rhode Island - Jim Baron Richmond - Chris Mooney St. Bonaventure - Mark Schmidt Saint Joseph's - Phil Martelli Saint Louis - Rick Majerus Temple - Fran Dunphy UMass - Derek Kellogg Xavier - Sean Miller 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic 10 Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference Boston College - Al Skinner Clemson - Oliver Purnell Duke - Mike Krzyzewski Florida State - Leonard Hamilton Georgia Tech - Paul Hewitt Maryland - Gary Williams Miami (Florida) - Frank Haith North Carolina - Roy Williams North Carolina State - Sidney Lowe Virginia - Dave Leitao Virginia Tech - Seth Greenberg Wake Forest - Dino Gaudio 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Coast Conference
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Colonial Athletic Association Delaware - Monte Ross Drexel - Bruiser Flint George Mason - Jim Larranaga Georgia State - Rod Barnes Hofstra - Tom Pecora James Madison - Matt Brady Northeastern - Bill Coen Old Dominion - Blaine Taylor Towson - Pat Kennedy UNC-Wilmington - Benny Moss Virginia Commonwealth - Anthony Grant William & Mary - Tony Shaver 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Colonial Athletic Association
Conference USA East Carolina - Mack McCarthy Houston - Tom Penders Marshall - Donnie Jones Memphis - John Calipari Rice - Ben Braun Southern Methodist - Matt Doherty Southern Mississippi - Larry Eustachy Tulane - Dave Dickerson Tulsa - Doug Wojcik UAB - Mike Davis UCF - Kirk Speraw UTEP - Tony Barbee 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Conference USA
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Independents Bryant - Tim O'Shea Cal State Bakersfield - Keith Brown Chicago State - Benjy Taylor Houston Baptist - Ron Cottrell Longwood - Mike Gillian New Jersey Institute of Technology - Jim Engles North Carolina Central - Henry Dickerson Savannah State - Horace Broadnax SIU-Edwardsville - Lennox Forrester Texas-Pan American - Tom Schuberth Utah Valley - Dick Hunsaker 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! NCAA Division I independent schools (basketball)
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Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bethune-Cookman - Clifford Reed Coppin State - Ron Mitchell Delaware State - Greg Jackson Florida A&M - Mike Gillespie Hampton - Kevin Nickelberry Howard - Gil Jackson Maryland-Eastern Shore - Meredith Smith Morgan State - Todd Bozeman Norfolk State - Anthony Evans North Carolina A&T - Jerry Eaves South Carolina State - Tim Carter Winston-Salem State - Bobby Collins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference Bradley - Jim Les Creighton - Dana Altman Drake - Mark Phelps Evansville - Marty Simmons Illinois State - Tim Jankovich Indiana State - Kevin McKenna Missouri State - Cuonzo Martin Northern Iowa - Ben Jacobson Southern Illinois - Chris Lowery Wichita State - Gregg Marshall 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Missouri Valley Conference
Mountain West Conference Air Force - Jeff Reynolds Brigham Young - Dave Rose Colorado State - Tim Miles New Mexico - Steve Alford San Diego State - Steve Fisher Texas Christian - Neil Dougherty UNLV - Lon Kruger Utah - Jim Boylen Wyoming - Heath Schroyer 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mountain West Conference
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Ohio Valley Conference Austin Peay - Dave Loos Eastern Illinois - Mike Miller Eastern Kentucky - Jeff Neubauer Jacksonville State - James Green Morehead State - Donnie Tyndall Murray State - Billy Kennedy Southeast Missouri - Zac Roman Tennessee-Martin - Bret Campbell Tennessee State - Cy Alexander Tennessee Tech - Mike Sutton 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ohio Valley Conference
Pacific-10 Conference Arizona - Russ Pennell Arizona State - Herb Sendek California - Mike Montgomery Oregon - Ernie Kent Oregon State - Craig Robinson Stanford - Johnny Dawkins UCLA - Ben Howland USC - Tim Floyd Washington - Lorenzo Romar Washington State - Tony Bennett 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Pacific-10 Conference
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Southern Conference Appalachian State - Houston Fancher Chattanooga - John Shulman The Citadel - Ed Conroy College of Charleston - Bobby Cremins Davidson - Bob McKillop Elon - Ernie Nestor Furman - Jeff Jackson Georgia Southern - Jeff Price Samford - Jimmy Tillette UNC-Greensboro - Mike Dement Western Carolina - Larry Hunter Wofford - Mike Young 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southern Conference
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Sean Kingston, Justin Timberlake, M.I.A'"Paper Planes!" , Timbaland, 50 Cent, P-Diddy, Kanye West. Rihanna, Chris Brown, T.I.-"Big Things Poppin!" , Rihanna- Hate That I Love You (over 29 million views on YouTube)!, Leona Lewis, Soulja Boy, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys- No One, Akon, NE-YO, LL Cool J, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Dmx, Jay-z, The Notorious B.I.G, 2PAC, Will Smith, Jonas Brothers, Pink "So What!" , Jordin Sparks feta. Chris Brown- "No Air" Official Music Video-over 33 million views on YouTube!), Lil Jon- get low music movie, Ludacris, Ice Cube, Flo Rida feat. T.Pain Music from the Movie Step Up 2 "Low," Chris Brown*Chris Brown feat. T.Pain- Kiss Kiss (over 51 million views on YouTube)!, Chris Brown-"With You," Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne (over 56 million views on YouTube!, Chris Brown "YO," Chris Brown-Run It, Chris Brown- Forever, Wu Tang Clan, The Fugees, Jordin Sparks-Tattoo, Rhianna- Cry, Rihanna- unfaithful, Rhianna- Umbrella (over 43 million views on YouTube/You Tube)!, Ashanti, Fergie Fergalicious, Fergie- Clumsy!, Rhianna- Dont' Stop The Music (over 62 million views on YouTube), Avril Lavign- Girlfriend (over 92 million views on YouTube)!, Clay Aiken, Akon, Christina Aguilera-Hurt, Clay Aiken-On My Way Here, All-American Rejects, All-American Rejects-Move Along, All-American Rejects-It Ends Tonight, Ashley Parker Angel, Michael Jackson ("Thriller"), Backstreet Boys, Augustana, Natasha Bedingfeild, Michael Jackson, Natasha Bedingfield feat. Sean Kingston-Love Like This, Natasha Bedingfield-Pocketful of Sunshine and lots more at 227's YouTube Chili!!! Your source for the world's most watched YouTube Music Videos at Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227- the everything basketball website!
Also: Jesse McCartney, Ray J,Usher,Elliott Yamin,Jonas Brothers,Fergie,Taylor Swift, Nelly Furtado, Jennifer Lopez, Flyleaf,Maroon 5,Kanye West,Keyshia Cole, The Pussycat Dolls,Colby O'Donis,Ashanti,R. Kelly,Girlicious, Colbi Calliat, Boy George,Mario,Three Days Grace,Beyonce', Gorillaz,Carrie Underwood,3 Doors Down,Finger Eleven, Ginuwine,Baby Bash,Kid Rock,Joe, Gwen Steffani, Billy Ray Cyrus, Danity Kane, Janel Parrish, Ciara, NLT, Fall Out Boy, Josh Turner, Fantasia and more!