Are you serious? How the heck can you compare the 2 transactions? That's being desperate. The NBE is a NEW CONFERENCE with an old name. Kinda like the Charlotte Hornets.The Big East is entitled to the anniversary since Aresco sold the titular history of the conference to the New York-based LLC in 2013.
Just as the present day Boston Celtics aren't the original line of ownership (when Irv Levin "traded" for the ownership of the Buffalo Braves) but the C's maintain its historical timeline, so does the Big East.
Irv Levin - Wikipedia
That’s hilarious coming from a Florida State fan. How many Final Fours for FSU? When was your last one? Before you were in the Metro?The Big East is like an old spinster going through her scrapbook, whistfully fingering a dried up corsage while thinking of days when the world was hers.
Sorry Charlie, the Big East is dead. Whatever it is that calls itself the Big East now is an Imposter.70% of The Big East is from old Big East members prior to when UConn and Cincy were left behind. 50% of The Big East is from the 80s classic line-up.
In comparison, less than 50% of the ACC is from their classic 80s line-up (that did not include the metro’s Florida State).
The Big East retained its name, its MSG contract, and its conference history in the split. UConn and Cincy retained most of the cash that was in the bank. That was the agreement.
The AAC was able to keep the Providence offices, so you have that going for you.
The Big East set up offices in NYC, which was long overdue anyway.
The Big East just turned 40. It took the 80s by storm when it was started, and has won 2 of the last 4 championships. It is admittedly a basketball-first conference and embraces that identity. It is routinely a Top 5 conference in an era of P5 football money. Not bad.
Actions are our 2 recent titles.The fact that you spend so much time on the Uconn fan board says a heck of a lot about what's left of the big east. Actions speak much more clear than words on a computer.
I just looked up FSU’s football record last year. Ouch. Losing record overall and in conference. 3 conference wins.
And that washed up Nova basketball program beat FSU last year. Yep, that storied FSU program that hasn’t seen the Final Four in the modern era.
At least FSU paved the way for Louisville to the ACC. Having a lower academic school from the metro already in probably helped.
If Nova’s basketball program is in decline because they lost 2 of the 4 years, you must have a lot of self loathing billybud, and not much respect for UConn.
Personally, I love the college history, I respect what UConn has done, and if they ever came back to the BE I’d welcome them and their championship history.
What’s your excuse, Bud?
Oh, and a 30-7 loss to Cuse? Oh my!
...or we don't want to sign the death certificate of UConn as a major athletics program. Please go away, troll.It’s a Conference Realignment board, most UConn fans I know aren’t happy being in the AAC, and some would like to be in the Big East. Those that don’t resent the Big East, I guess.
You worry about FSU’s implosion.The BIg East has become a shell of the former conference...no football
Neither team is good. It would be a close contest.Nova football???
Are you kidding me? Nova lost to Towson...and Stony Brook...and Maine...and was slaughtered 34-0 by freekin' New Hampshire.
FSU, even in its worst season in the last 40, would be favored by 30 points over tinker-toy Villanova.
Things change. We've come a long way from the Yankee Conference. Look at where our ex-Yankee Conference mates are now. Thanks to PC for the invite to the old Big East.If the AAC is where really where it's at, enjoy that road trip to the Dickies Arena next March. But that's not what UConn basketball was ever about.
For the Big East, it's five more sold out sessions at the Garden next season and a chance to add to a lifetime of great memories. Would that the Huskies could be a part of it. Maybe you can buy out DePaul.
Folks, this provincial rube is exactly why the Big East is a boutique conference that is Big East in name only.Neither team is good. It would be a close contest.
In Hoops, if UConn and Nova did nothing over the next 20 years they would still have bragging rights over FSU. FSU hoops history is just mediocre, an ACC wannabe that just is a middling Metro program at its heart. FSU will always just be schedule fodder for the top of the ACC, and the football program looks like it regressed to similar status.
4th rate in Florida. Ouch.