Until the early 1950s, the NIT was considered the most prestigious or equivalent college basketball tournament to the NCAA tournament. By the mid 1950s, the NCAA was more prestigious than the NIT and eventually the NIT became a second tier tournament.If my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle.
"NIT Final Fours" are a "thing" now?
The only way Seton Hall even looks comparable, is if you cherry pick stats as you've done.
It's not close. Can we put this to bed now?
This is exactly how I feel about the situation. One of the main things that we sorely missed while in the AAC was a regional rivalry. As much as we like to pile on them, and laugh at them for their lack of NCAA Tournament success, I want Seton Hall, Providence, and St John's to be good.Now this is one of the things we’ve been missing! Some good ol’ trash talk that gets us fans hyped for the upcoming season!! Let’s go Huskies!!
"It sucks for us to be honest with you"Have to agree with him. Seton Hall was just getting going and now we're probably going to put a stop to all that -- Exhibit A, Sanogo. If I were him, I would've voted against us too. Will make for a nice rivalry if they can keep their success going tho.
And let’s not forget that Coach H is a Seton Hall alum. That probably gets his goat too.Look, Seton Hall was a huge UConn rival back in the mid 80s. In Soccer. They had these Irish guys who were awesome. And they loved playing in Storrs because of the North Goal Gang, which made them feel right at home. I recall their last game, they came over and it was a mutual admiration event for sure.
In basketball? Aside from a couple or good seasons, Seton Hall isn’t a factor. I suspect that what Willard really hates most is UConn, in the Big East, with a NJ royalty Hurley at the helm. That can’t be good for their recruiting.
Precisely. You might have to do better than Community College but a NBE school with a losing record won’t get a bid either. As the dean of admissions at one Ivy school told us, if there is a building named after one of your ancestors, you’re in. The dean of admissions at another pretty competitive though not Ivy school told us the exact same thing."Legacy League." Interesting term. Saying they benefited from the label, Big East, without having the mojo of the teams in the old Big East.
So by analogy, it is like you are the great, great, great (ad infinitum) grandson of President Woodrow Wilson who graduated from Princeton. Your academics would barely get you into Community College, but based on "legacy," you get admitted to Princeton.