Monday, May 10, 2010
Schools Should Commit to the Big East or Leave
Recent chatter revolving college sports has been all about conference realignment. Syracuse, UConn, Rutgers, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Pitt have all been linked to a move to the Big Ten. Ever since the ACC raided the Big East and walked away with Miami, Virginia Tech and BC the Big East has been incredibly vulnerable to another of these raids. Because they are the smallest BCS conference with the least demographic interest in college football, the Big East will basically have to sit and watch while a larger conference completely destroys it. If the conference is to survive, there must be a commitment from schools that are being courted by the Big Ten that they will stay in the Big East. If there is not a commitment from the football schools, the Big East will rapidly die.