Updates on the Big East

Updates on the Big East

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - BIG EAST Commissioner Mike Tranghese gave a passionate speech to media, athletic directors and coaches gathered here at the annual conference meeting.
Media from around the country, BIG EAST Coaches, and Athletic Directors gathered to hear Mike Tranghese's speech this afternoon in Ponte Vedra Beach.
"This would be the most disastrous blow to athletics in my lifetime. It's wrong." Said Mike Tranghese.
On Friday, Atlantic Coast Conference presidents voted to begin formal discussions with expansion candidates Miami, Syracuse, and Boston College.
Today, Tranghese gave his first public reaction.
"This is a crisis and I don't hide from that fact," he said.
"This would be the most disasterous blow to athletics in my lifetime."
hokiesports.com - Kroger Roth Report


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The two most successful men's basketball coaches in the BIG EAST Conference say they hope their conference can survive an attempted raid on three conference schools by the ACC.
Syracuse Coach Jim Boehiem meets with reporters at 1:15 p.m. in Ponte Vedra Beach.
"This is about integrity and loyalty," UConn coach Jim Calhoun said at 1:15 p.m. "It's not about the money. The money (difference) is not significant."
University of Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun and Syracuse University coach Jim Boeheim both said they'd prefer to stay in the BIG EAST, or a 'new look' eastern all-sports conference.
"We're a northeastern school and we've been competing in the northeast for 41 years," Boeheim said. "The BIG EAST has been a great conference. It's good enough to win national championships in men's basketball, in football, in women's basketball and other sports."
hokiesports.com - Kroger Roth Report


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