The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
It takes a heavy library of new and oldschool jams to keep today’s college basketball players motivated. Check out what and who these players listen to while getting pumped before a big game.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
There wasn’t an abundance of wild finishes this weekend, but there were some incredible individual performances (see below). Memphis, mentioned in this week’s column, is one of five teams unbeaten in conference; another, Gonzaga, has won its last six games by an average of 24 points.
Syracuse and Ohio State will meet Saturday at the Garden for the right to go to the Final Four.
The Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight has thousands of fans descending on Causeway Street.
Unseeded Maryland beat top-seeded Syracuse 6-5 to advance in the NCAA lacrosse tournament Sunday.
Boston College beat Syracuse 16-7 on Saturday to win its fifth straight game.
WBZ’s Deb Lawler talks with Syracuse University Professor Robert Thompson about the end of soap opera icon “As The World Turns.”