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Football

How can the Big East save itself?

In order to stay relevant, the remaining Big East teams need to be innovative. Otherwise, they will fall into the dustbin of college sports history. Like the University of Chicago. Do you remember they had the first player to win the Heisman Trophy? Me neither — I found it on Google.

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Orange Watch

Orange Watch: The Logical Texas Two Step

Trivia Time: Who’s the only Big East team in history to go undefeated in all 18 men’s and women’s sponsored sports? Why, of course, it’s TCU, the trick answer to the trick question, that now has truly made the future of the Big East football conference, at least as a BCS member down the road, well… tricky.

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Football

The Dag Bag – A sad day for Syracuse, Big East

Syracuse, one of the founding members of the Big East, will be jumping ship at a time when the conference needs strength the most. Gone will be the rivalries forged throughout the years, like the Georgetown, St. John’s, and UConn games on the hardwood (although UConn may soon follow Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC). There will be no more Syracuse/West Virginia matchups on the gridiron. And, sure…there may be some non-conference matchups scheduled in the future to preserve some semblance of the rivalries. But, for the most part, Syracuse will be left to create new rivalries in a conference with very few natural options to choose from.