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Big East Linkage: May 26

Big East Linkage is a news roundup feature on BECB. Feel free to send us any relevant links, stories or posts you think might be interesting to readers at bigeastcoastbias at gmail dot com.

Explore the Expansion Kitchen Sink: at TNIAAM where they run down Army and Navy as expansion candidates and the Easy Button Solution. Other interesting expansion tidbits from the Big East meetings in Florida and recent stories can also found inside.

Expansion Continued: Brett McMurphy has Part I of Q&A on Big East TV rights, expansion with commissioner Marinatto up for your perusal.

DePaul's Obituary, Just In Case We Need It Later: Has been written by Voodoo Five. This will be a series, but here's a taste of the first offering: "DePaul University was added to the Big East Conference in 2005 to help the reach of the league extend to Chicago, the nation’s third largest television market. In that role, they failed more miserably than even the 1919 Chicago White Sox, who lost games on purpose."

Whither Momo Jones?: On the Banks wonders if Jones is considering Rutgers as a transfer destination. Well, Rutgers and/or Seton Hall.

Who'll Be the Backup?: Down The Drive runs down the potential candidates at Cincinnati to backup starting quarterback Zach Collaros.

A Case for 12 Football Teams: I wrote this article about expanding to 12 teams over at the Purple Y! earlier today. There's a word limit and it wasn't critical to the article so I didn't put this detail in: I'd prefer the conference championship game to be played at the stadium of the higher ranked team so the following doesn't happen Acc_championship_crowd_medium

Blue Disk Update: The NCAA has passed a new rule that says there will be an arc three feet from the goal inside which defenders are not allowed to take a charge. The organization also changed the terminology of intentional fouls to parrot the NBA. Intentional fouls will now be a Flagrant 1 and a flagrant foul will be a Flagrant 2. Defenders will not be able to protest the call by saying "I'm not getting paid to be here. If you want to use NBA terms, pay me"