Pirates primed for Big East playoffs
May26

Pirates primed for Big East playoffs

After closing out the regular season with a sweep of conference foe Butler, the Pirates secured the No. 3-seed in the Big East Tournament, which starts Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in Aberdeen, Maryland. The Hall takes on second-seeded Creighton, who bested the Pirates in two of the contests from their three-game series earlier this year. Since then, the Hall has risen to 38-18 and are now riding a five-game winning streak. Despite...

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Big East Media Day notes and highlights
Oct14

Big East Media Day notes and highlights

  The Big East’s annual media day was held Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Commissioner Val Ackerman, conference personnel, players and coaches from the men’s and women’s teams met with reporters. Here are the highlights from The Garden: • The event opened with the announcements of the 2015-16 Men’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll where Villanova was unanimously picked to finish the conference in first place. Seton Hall came in at seventh...

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Big East a streaming success with airing more live sports
Oct07

Big East a streaming success with airing more live sports

  On Sept. 25, 2014, the Big East Conference partnered up with Fox Sports to launch the Big East Digital Network (BEDN). The online channel was designed as a way to offer free live streaming of sporting events throughout the conference. The channel initially only planned to stream approximately 100 live sporting events a year, but according to its website, that number has doubled in 2015. In its second season, the network will stream...

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Around the Big East: Men’s soccer deserves more attention
Sep23

Around the Big East: Men’s soccer deserves more attention

  Typically, when college sports fans hear about the “Big East Conference,” they think of basketball. It’s hard not to think this. Bas- ketball drives the most television coverage for the conference with nearly every game appearing on Fox or CBS. Five teams from the conference made it to the NCAA tournament last March. But college hoops season is still far from starting. So now, I think it’s time for people to focus atten- tion on a...

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