Here's a video from our own Nick Fasulo giving a fitting tribute to Jim Calhoun on the day of his retirement announcement. Can't disagree with Nick at all. Calhoun's legacy was always going to be a complicated one. To paint him as having been an all good or all bad guy is a mistake. Like most powerful, successful people, Calhoun leaves a complicated legacy, but, as Nick says in the video, all of college basketball will miss his presence on the sideline.
Aside from winning THREE national championships, this will always be the Jim Calhoun moment folks remember most.
Good news, the Big East is keeping its name. Bad news, it wants to sign another contract with ESPN rather than another network. They're missing an opportunity to stand out on another sports network like Fox or NBC...
Here's a tiny peek at the commemorative uniforms that Syracuse will be wearing this weekend when
they get killed by they face USC in New York this Saturday. This picture is courtesy of the official Twitter account for Syracuse Athletics.
Here's the latest infographic created by my good friend Mark Hodgkin with the Big East highlighting that once again, fans of Big East teams will enjoy some of the best basketball in the country in 2012-2013.
Here's a look at Cincinnati's new red helmets that they'll wear at least Thursday night against Pittsburgh. As has become the trend, they're going with the matte color look. This picture is courtesy of ESPN's David Pollack who Tweeted it earlier today.
Temple quarterback Chris Coyer gets the quarterback's dream: a defender not looking. He does not waste the opportunity.
Ridiculous interception number two of the opening weekend for Big East football. This time, Northwestern against Syracuse.
Storm Johnson on a 3-yard TD run. #UCF 35, Akron 0 at halftime. Urban Meyer developing chronic case of NoTebow-itis!Twitter feed of Orlando Sentinel resident fairweather blowhard and USF conspiracy theorist Mike Bianchi. UCF up 35-0 on Akron at the half. He thinks UCF has a chance against Ohio State. I'll believe it when I see it. This IS Akron, after all. UCF hasn't opened against an FBS team (though again, it's Akron) since 2007, when they shocked NC State, 25-23.