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UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees voted to accept an invitation to move its basketball and most other teams from the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion

Gonzaga’s name has surfaced again regarding conference affiliation, and this time it’s with a league closer to home. Gonzaga has had discussions with the Mountain West Conference, athletic director Mike …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

Men’s Top 25: No. 23 Seton Hall rallies to beat No. 25 Creighton

Khadeen Carrington hit a go-ahead layup with 2:05 to play and No. 23 Seton Hall rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat No. 25 Creighton 90-84 in the Big …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Gonzaga playing in the Big East: far-fetched or the future?

Perhaps it’s because Gonzaga just faced Villanova and Creighton in a five-day stretch, but chatter about the Zags and the Big East Conference resurfaced again this week.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Similarities strong between No. 15 Gonzaga, No. 25 Creighton

They are separated by 10 spots in the AP college basketball poll and it appears not much else. No. 15 Gonzaga (6-1) and No. 25 Creighton (5-1) are lookalike programs …


Villanova beats Creighton to claim Big East title

This time, Villanova is going into the NCAAs with a conference tournament title and probably the No. 1 overall seed.


Notre Dame’s experience overcomes Duke’s youth in ACC quarterfinals

All season, Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke has been playing youngsters, keeping its rotation tight and figuring out ways to score a lot – and, of course, win more often than not.


Irish take ACC

Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …


Big East, Big Ten set series to honor Gavitt

NEW YORK – Thirty-five years ago, Dave Gavitt was the driving force behind an idea that would change college basketball forever. On Monday, the Big East – the conference he …


Schools splitting from Big East move on

NEW YORK – The two conferences growing out of the old Big East are moving forward. Butler, Creighton and Xavier will join the so-called Catholic 7 schools in the new …


Breakup of Big East becomes official

NEW YORK – The Big East made its split official Friday, with seven basketball schools breaking away from the football-playing members in a deal that takes effect on July 1. …


Seven schools vote to leave Big East Conference

The seven Big East schools that don’t play major college football are separating from the conference many of them founded so they can build a league focused on basketball. The …


7 basketball schools ditch Big East

NEW YORK – The Big East is headed for another breakup. This time, the seven prominent basketball schools that don’t play FBS football are planning to break away from the …


Conference realignment talk includes Gonzaga

The wave of conference realignment has pulled Gonzaga’s name into the discussion. At a meeting in New York on Sunday, presidents and athletic directors of the Big East Conference’s seven …


Commissioner scoffs at talk of Big East’s demise

Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco said his league remains “the nation’s best” basketball conference and dismissed talk of the league’s demise. “Is the Big East dead? That’s utter nonsense,” Aresco …


Big East faces season of change

NEWPORT, R.I. – The Big East begins its strange season of teams coming and going. The conference’s season in limbo essentially started Tuesday with football media day. Of the eight …


Big East suit seeks $5 million from TCU

The Big East sued TCU for failing to pay the conference $5 million after the school reneged on an agreement to become a member and chose to join the Big …


Boise St. said to be wavering

The marriage between football power Boise State and the Big East Conference may be in jeopardy before it even begins. A CBSSports.com report indicates that Boise State is wavering about …


D.J.’s Pitt stop

PULLMAN – The suit emphasized the difficulty of this task. Brock Motum looked sharp on Monday night. But it was because he was dressed in a jacket, slacks and dress …


Cougars welcome Big East challenge

The opportunity to continue their season was motivation enough for the Washington State Cougars to accept a bid to the College Basketball Invitational. And after winning three games – the …


Big East announces expansion that includes Boise State

BOISE – Boise State’s highly successful football team is headed to the Big East, a conference that promises more money, a clearer path to Bowl Championship Series games and a …


Big East set to add Boise State, four others

NEW YORK – The Big East’s long-awaited additions are set, with more rebuilding to come. The conference is preparing to announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State …


Big East, BYU break off negotiations

Brigham Young won’t be part of the Big East’s westward expansion. Negotiations between the rebuilding conference and BYU have broken off, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated …


Boise gets OK to make likely move

BOISE – The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State permission to pursue membership with the Big East Conference, a move that would mean more revenue and give …


Boise State given OK to change conferences

The Idaho State Board of Education has given Boise State permission to pursue membership with the Big East Conference, a move that would mean more revenue and give the Broncos …


West Virginia filing suit to dump Big East

College athletics: West Virginia University filed a lawsuit Monday seeking an immediate divorce from the Big East so it can become a member of the Big 12 before the 2012 …


UConn’s Auriemma puts blame on Notre Dame

NEW YORK – UConn coach Geno Auriemma thinks that the Big East conference’s realignment issues could have been solved years ago with one simple move – Notre Dame’s football team …


McCourts OK divorce; he gets team

Baseball: A settlement has been reached between Frank and Jamie McCourt in a costly and nasty feud over control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, paving the way for a showdown …


Big East ponders adding Boise State for football

NEW YORK – The Big East is considering adding Boise State football to help bolster the conference’s chances of retaining its BCS automatic bid, though both sides still need to …


In brief: Murray grabs 19th title at Thailand Open

Tennis: Fourth-ranked Andy Murray beat Donald Young 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Sunday to claim his 19th career title. The top-seeded Briton was …