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Does Fran Fraschilla know something we don't?

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On Twitter, he writes "Kansas at Providence in hoops? Thanks BCS commissioners/presidents! Nice job!"
 

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i think he justs means he thinks that when the dust settles Kansas will be in the big east but maybe he does know something we dont
 

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Was Fran wearing pants?
ok i don't get that but it was really funny...

why would he even mention Kansas at Providence? where do they play? the dunkin donuts center? wasn't that built late 60's or early 70's? i could see him saying "Kansas playing at MSG" or something, but the DD Center?
 

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ok i don't get that but it was really funny...

why would he even mention Kansas at Providence? where do they play? the dunkin donuts center? wasn't that built late 60's or early 70's? i could see him saying "Kansas playing at MSG" or something, but the DD Center?
Umm, the BE is supposed to add Kansas and some others when/if the B12 falls apart.
 

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ok i don't get that but it was really funny...

Back in 99, Fran was fired from St John's for dropping his pants in a locker room speech designed to challenge his players to show heir manhood.
 
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Back in 99, Fran was fired from St John's for dropping his pants in a locker room speech designed to challenge his players to show heir manhood.
Ah, so that's where Mike Singletary got the idea from.
 
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ok i don't get that but it was really funny...

why would he even mention Kansas at Providence? where do they play? the dunkin donuts center? wasn't that built late 60's or early 70's? i could see him saying "Kansas playing at MSG" or something, but the DD Center?
He was mocking the fact that Kansas at Providence would be a conference game if the realignment happens. He wasn't saying that he would be excited to see this matchup.
 

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ok i don't get that but it was really funny...

why would he even mention Kansas at Providence? where do they play? the dunkin donuts center? wasn't that built late 60's or early 70's? i could see him saying "Kansas playing at MSG" or something, but the DD Center?
My take is he was trying to be sarcastic as in "now we'll get some great matchups - like Kansas at PC". Well personally I'd rather play Kansas than most of the least of the BE. DePaul?, the Hall? Kansas playing UConn, Cuse, GT, Pitt, those are the upside games. Heck I can't see anyone getting too excited about UConn playing TCU but it's going to happen. Kansas joins half the games will be good and the other half - eh.
 
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At what point if this happens will they change the conference name? Even now the BE is no longer just eastern seaboard schools.
 
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At what point if this happens will they change the conference name? Even now the BE is no longer just eastern seaboard schools.
As soon as the Big 10 changes its name. It has been 11 for years and now has 12...so apparently accuracy isn't a requirement for conference naming. Oh, and the big 12 has 10, soon to be 9.
 

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Because Kansas at Iowa State is so invigorating!!
 
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Because Kansas at Iowa State is so invigorating!!
KU at Iowa State is nothing exciting, but the inverse is a great hoops experiences due to Allen Fieldhouse. Nothing about the Cyclones excites!
 

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At what point if this happens will they change the conference name? Even now the BE is no longer just eastern seaboard schools.

How about the "Big 20-Plus"?
 
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How about the "Big 20-Plus"?
In basketball conference size is pretty much irrelevent anyway, and it was the NCAA of all orgaizations who made it that way. They made a decision a few years ago to ignore conference standings and rely almost soley on RPI in awarding NCAA tournament bids. Since winning your league, or even finishing in the top half is no longer required for an at-large bid, it really reduces the power conferences to little more than a system of scheduling convienience. You really could have 30 or 50 teams in a basketball conference. Because it doesn't matter what you do in the conference. it jsut matters who you play.
 

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Should just be: "The Big Conference"
Or the Biggest Conference or the Big, Bad Dudes or The BadAss Conference or the Geographically Challenged Big East Conference!
 

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I like the ring that GCBEC has to it. :confused:
 
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